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  1. Achieving Kaiser Permanente quality.

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    McHugh, Matthew D; Aiken, Linda H; Eckenhoff, Myra E; Burns, Lawton R

    2016-01-01

    The Kaiser Permanente model of integrated health delivery is highly regarded for high-quality and efficient health care. Efforts to reproduce Kaiser's success have mostly failed. One factor that has received little attention and that could explain Kaiser's advantage is its commitment to and investment in nursing as a key component of organizational culture and patient-centered care. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of Kaiser's nursing organization in promoting quality of care. This was a cross-sectional analysis of linked secondary data from multiple sources, including a detailed survey of nurses, for 564 adult, general acute care hospitals from California, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey in 2006-2007. We used logistic regression models to examine whether patient (mortality and failure-to-rescue) and nurse (burnout, job satisfaction, and intent-to-leave) outcomes in Kaiser hospitals were better than in non-Kaiser hospitals. We then assessed whether differences in nursing explained outcomes differences between Kaiser and other hospitals. Finally, we examined whether Kaiser hospitals compared favorably with hospitals known for having excellent nurse work environments-Magnet hospitals. Patient and nurse outcomes in Kaiser hospitals were significantly better compared with non-Magnet hospitals. Kaiser hospitals had significantly better nurse work environments, staffing levels, and more nurses with bachelor's degrees. Differences in nursing explained a significant proportion of the Kaiser outcomes advantage. Kaiser hospital outcomes were comparable with Magnet hospitals, where better outcomes have been largely explained by differences in nursing. An important element in Kaiser's success is its investment in professional nursing, which may not be evident to systems seeking to achieve Kaiser's advantage. Our results suggest that a possible strategy for achieving outcomes like Kaiser may be for hospitals to consider Magnet designation, a proven and

  2. Is the Kaiser Permanente model superior in terms of clinical integration?: a comparative study of Kaiser Permanente, Northern California and the Danish healthcare system.

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    Strandberg-Larsen, Martin; Schiøtz, Michaela L; Silver, Jeremy D; Frølich, Anne; Andersen, John S; Graetz, Ilana; Reed, Mary; Bellows, Jim; Krasnik, Allan; Rundall, Thomas; Hsu, John

    2010-04-08

    Integration of medical care across clinicians and settings could enhance the quality of care for patients. To date, there is limited data on the levels of integration in practice. Our objective was to compare primary care clinicians' perceptions of clinical integration and three sub-aspects in two healthcare systems: Kaiser Permanente, Northern California (KPNC) and the Danish healthcare system (DHS). Further, we examined the associations between specific organizational factors and clinical integration within each system. Comparable questionnaires were sent to a random sample of primary care clinicians in KPNC (n = 1103) and general practitioners in DHS (n = 700). Data were analysed using multiple logistic regression models. More clinicians in KPNC perceived to be part of a clinical integrated environment than did general practitioners in the DHS (OR = 3.06, 95% CI: 2.28, 4.12). Further, more KPNC clinicians reported timeliness of information transfer (OR = 2.25, 95% CI: 1.62, 3.13), agreement on roles and responsibilities (OR = 1.79, 95% CI: 1.30, 2.47) and established coordination mechanisms in place to ensure effective handoffs (OR = 6.80, 95% CI: 4.60, 10.06). None of the considered organizational factors in the sub-country analysis explained a substantial proportion of the variation in clinical integration. More primary care clinicians in KPNC reported clinical integration than did general practitioners in the DHS. Focused measures of clinical integration are needed to develop the field of clinical integration and to create the scientific foundation to guide managers searching for evidence based approaches.

  3. The organizational dynamics enabling patient portal impacts upon organizational performance and patient health: a qualitative study of Kaiser Permanente.

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    Otte-Trojel, Terese; Rundall, Thomas G; de Bont, Antoinette; van de Klundert, Joris; Reed, Mary E

    2015-12-16

    Patient portals may lead to enhanced disease management, health plan retention, changes in channel utilization, and lower environmental waste. However, despite growing research on patient portals and their effects, our understanding of the organizational dynamics that explain how effects come about is limited. This paper uses qualitative methods to advance our understanding of the organizational dynamics that influence the impact of a patient portal on organizational performance and patient health. The study setting is Kaiser Permanente, the world's largest not-for-profit integrated delivery system, which has been using a portal for over ten years. We interviewed eighteen physician leaders and executives particularly knowledgeable about the portal to learn about how they believe the patient portal works and what organizational factors affect its workings. Our analytical framework centered on two research questions. (1) How does the patient portal impact care delivery to produce the documented effects?; and (2) What are the important organizational factors that influence the patient portal's development? We identify five ways in which the patient portal may impact care delivery to produce reported effects. First, the portal's ability to ease access to services improves some patients' satisfaction as well as changes the way patients seek care. Second, the transparency and activation of information enable some patients to better manage their care. Third, care management may also be improved through augmented patient-physician interaction. This augmented interaction may also increase the 'stickiness' of some patients to their providers. Forth, a similar effect may be triggered by a closer connection between Kaiser Permanente and patients, which may reduce the likelihood that patients will switch health plans. Finally, the portal may induce efficiencies in physician workflow and administrative tasks, stimulating certain operational savings and deeper involvement of

  4. Moving from tacit knowledge to evidence-based practice: the Kaiser Permanente community partners study.

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    Enguídanos, Susan M; Jamison, Paula M

    2006-01-01

    For several decades both medical and social work practices have failed to consistently include measures to determine the effectiveness of their care and practices. This is especially true of care management practices. With the growth and aging of our population, this is of particular concern when many of our resources for older adults are channeled into services such as geriatric care management. This article describes a randomized controlled trial that tested the effectiveness of four levels of geriatric care management. Results from this study did not support the tacit knowledge of the clinicians in terms of the effectiveness of their practices. This article describes the study methods and results, and how evidence from this study impacted subsequent service provided by geriatric care managers.

  5. Genetic Ancestry Is not Associated with Breast Cancer Recurrence or Survival in U.S. Latina Women Enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Pathways Study.

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    Engmann, Natalie J; Ergas, Isaac J; Yao, Song; Kwan, Marilyn L; Roh, Janise M; Ambrosone, Christine B; Kushi, Lawrence H; Fejerman, Laura

    2017-09-01

    Background: The U.S. Hispanic/Latino population is heterogeneous both socioculturally and by the proportion of European, Indigenous American, and African ancestry of the regions from which individuals originate. A previous study reported that genetic ancestry was associated with breast cancer survival among Latinas, independent of sociodemographic and tumor characteristics, suggesting that a genetic factor associated with ancestry may affect breast cancer survival. Methods: We evaluated the association of genetic ancestry with breast cancer outcomes among 506 Latina women with invasive breast cancer in the Pathways Study, a cohort study within Kaiser Permanente, an integrated health care delivery system. Proportional hazards models were used to assess the effect of ancestry on breast cancer recurrence (53 events), breast cancer-specific mortality (31 events) and all-cause mortality (54 events), with a mean follow-up time of 6 years. Results: Indigenous American ancestry was not associated with breast cancer recurrence [HR = 1.00 per 10% increase; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.86-1.16], breast cancer mortality (HR = 0.95; 95% CI, 0.77-1.17), or all-cause mortality (HR = 0.93; 95% CI, 0.80-1.08). Adjustment for sociodemographic variables, tumor characteristics, and treatment did not alter the associations. Conclusions: Our results suggest that previously reported differences in breast cancer survival by genetic ancestry may be overcome by improving health care access and/or quality. Impact: Improving health care access and quality may reduce breast cancer disparities among U.S. Latinas. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev; 26(9); 1466-9. ©2017 AACR . ©2017 American Association for Cancer Research.

  6. Investing in Obesity Treatment: Kaiser Permanente's Approach to Chronic Disease Management.

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    Tsai, Adam G; Histon, Trina; Donahoo, W Troy; Hashmi, Shahid; Murali, Sameer; Latare, Peggy; Oliver, Lajune; Slovis, Jennifer; Grall, Sarah; Fisher, David; Solomon, Loel

    2016-09-01

    Kaiser Permanente, an integrated health care delivery system in the USA, takes a "whole systems" approach to the chronic disease of obesity that begins with efforts to prevent it by modifying the environment in communities and schools. Aggressive case-finding and substantial investment in intensive lifestyle modification programs target individuals at high risk of diabetes and other weight-related conditions. Kaiser Permanente regions are increasingly standardizing their approach when patients with obesity require treatment intensification using medically supervised diets, prescription medication to treat obesity, or weight loss surgery.

  7. The impact of removing financial incentives from clinical quality indicators: longitudinal analysis of four Kaiser Permanente indicators.

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    Lester, H.; Schmittdiel, J.; Selby, J.; Fireman, B.; Campbell, S.M.; Lee, J.; Whippy, A.; Madvig, P.

    2010-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of financial incentives on four clinical quality indicators common to pay for performance plans in the United Kingdom and at Kaiser Permanente in California. DESIGN: Longitudinal analysis. SETTING: 35 medical facilities of Kaiser Permanente Northern California,

  8. Kaiser Permanente's performance improvement system, part 2: developing a value framework.

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    Schilling, Lisa; Deas, Dennis; Jedlinsky, Maile; Aronoff, Deborah; Fershtman, Juliette; Wali, Abdul

    2010-12-01

    In 2008, Kaiser Permanente began phased implementation of a nationwide performance improvement (PI) system. The aim was to improve performance by providing consistent, highly meaningful performance measurement, increase PI skills in staff at all levels, develop organizational capabilities, and provide support for making improvements in medical centers and across regions. Evaluating the PI System: The intermediate results of the PI system were assessed in the 22 medical centers in four of the eight Kaiser Permanente regions. Implementation for 3 of these medical centers occurred in January 2008 through November 2008, with implementation for the remaining 19 medical centers occurring from September 2008 through September 2009. The 22 medical centers that were evaluated achieved a 61% improvement in selected capabilities, and improvement advisors (IAs) successfully completed 84% of initial PI projects. For each dollar invested, estimates suggested an average return on investment of $2.36. Critical factors include adequate dedicated time for PI activities by staff with necessary expertise, expert support to operations, alignment of projects with regional and national strategic priorities, and close working relationships between PI staff and operational management. Involving finance leaders in improvement planning, prioritization, and oversight is important. These elements can be adapted to smaller systems and single hospitals. The initial evaluation of the Kaiser Permanente PI system indicated that (1) IAs successfully led projects in conjunction with frontline teams, (2) organizational capabilities increased, and (3) the investment in PI infrastructure and staff was sound. Expansion throughout the entire Kaiser Permanente system is under way.

  9. Kaiser Permanente's performance improvement system, Part 1: From benchmarking to executing on strategic priorities.

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    Schilling, Lisa; Chase, Alide; Kehrli, Sommer; Liu, Amy Y; Stiefel, Matt; Brentari, Ruth

    2010-11-01

    By 2004, senior leaders at Kaiser Permanente, the largest not-for-profit health plan in the United States, recognizing variations across service areas in quality, safety, service, and efficiency, began developing a performance improvement (PI) system to realizing best-in-class quality performance across all 35 medical centers. MEASURING SYSTEMWIDE PERFORMANCE: In 2005, a Web-based data dashboard, "Big Q," which tracks the performance of each medical center and service area against external benchmarks and internal goals, was created. PLANNING FOR PI AND BENCHMARKING PERFORMANCE: In 2006, Kaiser Permanente national and regional continued planning the PI system, and in 2007, quality, medical group, operations, and information technology leaders benchmarked five high-performing organizations to identify capabilities required to achieve consistent best-in-class organizational performance. THE PI SYSTEM: The PI system addresses the six capabilities: leadership priority setting, a systems approach to improvement, measurement capability, a learning organization, improvement capacity, and a culture of improvement. PI "deep experts" (mentors) consult with national, regional, and local leaders, and more than 500 improvement advisors are trained to manage portfolios of 90-120 day improvement initiatives at medical centers. Between the second quarter of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009, performance across all Kaiser Permanente medical centers improved on the Big Q metrics. The lessons learned in implementing and sustaining PI as it becomes fully integrated into all levels of Kaiser Permanente can be generalized to other health care systems, hospitals, and other health care organizations.

  10. Breaching the security of the Kaiser Permanente Internet patient portal: the organizational foundations of information security.

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    Collmann, Jeff; Cooper, Ted

    2007-01-01

    This case study describes and analyzes a breach of the confidentiality and integrity of personally identified health information (e.g. appointment details, answers to patients' questions, medical advice) for over 800 Kaiser Permanente (KP) members through KP Online, a web-enabled health care portal. The authors obtained and analyzed multiple types of qualitative data about this incident including interviews with KP staff, incident reports, root cause analyses, and media reports. Reasons at multiple levels account for the breach, including the architecture of the information system, the motivations of individual staff members, and differences among the subcultures of individual groups within as well as technical and social relations across the Kaiser IT program. None of these reasons could be classified, strictly speaking, as "security violations." This case study, thus, suggests that, to protect sensitive patient information, health care organizations should build safe organizational contexts for complex health information systems in addition to complying with good information security practice and regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.

  11. Kaiser Permanente's performance improvement system, Part 4: Creating a learning organization.

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    Schilling, Lisa; Dearing, James W; Staley, Paul; Harvey, Patti; Fahey, Linda; Kuruppu, Francesca

    2011-12-01

    In 2006, recognizing variations in performance in quality, safety, service, and efficiency, Kaiser Permanente leaders initiated the development of a performance improvement (PI) system. Kaiser Permanente has implemented a strategy for creating the systemic capacity for continuous improvement that characterizes a learning organization. Six "building blocks" were identified to enable Kaiser Permanente to make the transition to becoming a learning organization: real-time sharing of meaningful performance data; formal training in problem-solving methodology; workforce engagement and informal knowledge sharing; leadership structures, beliefs, and behaviors; internal and external benchmarking; and technical knowledge sharing. Putting each building block into place required multiple complex strategies combining top-down and bottom-up approaches. Although the strategies have largely been successful, challenges remain. The demand for real-time meaningful performance data can conflict with prioritized changes to health information systems. It is an ongoing challenge to teach PI, change management, innovation, and project management to all managers and staff without consuming too much training time. Challenges with workforce engagement include low initial use of tools intended to disseminate information through virtual social networking. Uptake of knowledge-sharing technologies is still primarily by innovators and early adopters. Leaders adopt new behaviors at varying speeds and have a range of abilities to foster an environment that is psychologically safe and stimulates inquiry. A learning organization has the capability to improve, and it develops structures and processes that facilitate the acquisition and sharing of knowledge.

  12. Making the business case for hospital information systems--a Kaiser Permanente investment decision.

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    Garrido, Terhilda; Raymond, Brian; Jamieson, Laura; Liang, Louise; Wiesenthal, Andrew

    2004-01-01

    Further evidence in favor of the clinical IT business case is set forth in Kaiser Permanente's cost/benefit analysis for an electronic hospital information system. This article reviews the business case for an inpatient electronic medical record system, including 36 categories of quantifiable benefits that contribute to a positive cumulative net cash flow within an 8.5 year period. However, the business case hinges on several contingent success factors: leadership commitment, timely implementation, partnership with labor, coding compliance, and workflow redesign. The issues and constraints that impact the potential transferability of this business case across delivery systems raise questions that merit further attention.

  13. The Kaiser Permanente Northwest Cardiovascular Risk Factor Management Program: A Model for All

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    Joyce, Jodi S; Fetter, Martina M; Klopfenstein, Dean H; Nash, Michael K

    2005-01-01

    Proof of the effectiveness of preventive measures that reduce established risk traits for atherothrombotic disorders has spurred attempts to systematically apply these interventions among susceptible populations. One such attempt is the Cardiovascular Risk Factor Management (CVRFM) Program, launched in 2003 to optimize clinical management and outcomes for 75,000 Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region (KPNW) members with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) or hypertension. The CVRFM Program is a centralized, multidisciplinary, proactive telephone-based clinical management intervention consisting of an “outreach” call, an interview, a mailed individualized care plan and information packet, regular follow-up (including protocolized medication management) and—when “goal status” is achieved—transfer of the patient to a maintenance plan. Quarterly evaluation of effectiveness entailed measurement of a range of clinical, utilization, and member satisfaction outcomes. Results by the fourth quarter were outstanding: For example, >98% of participants with coronary disease or diabetes had LDL cholesterol testing, >90% of coronary patients received aspirin or statin treatment, 99% were “extremely” or “very” satisfied with the program, and reductions were observed in the number of hospitalizations and visits to the emergency department and clinic. Mathematical models predict a decrease in myocardial infarctions and cardiovascular mortality within two years after implementing the program, the underlying principles of which should yield similar improvement in other Kaiser Permanente (KP) Regions and in other health care organizations. PMID:21660155

  14. A retrospective analysis of health systems in Denmark and Kaiser Permanente

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    Frølich, Anne; Schiøtz, Michaela L; Strandberg-Larsen, Martin

    2008-01-01

    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: To inform Danish health care reform efforts, we compared health care system inputs and performance and assessed the usefulness of these comparisons for informing policy. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of secondary data in the Danish Health Care System (DHS) with 5.3 million...... citizens and the Kaiser Permanente integrated delivery system (KP) with 6.1 million members in California. We used secondary data to compare population characteristics, professional staff, delivery structure, utilisation and quality measures, and direct costs. We adjusted the cost data to increase...... comparability. RESULTS: A higher percentage of KP patients had chronic conditions than did patients in the DHS: 6.3% vs. 2.8% (diabetes) and 19% vs. 8.5% (hypertension), respectively. KP had fewer total physicians and staff compared to DHS, with134 physicians/100,000 individuals versus 311 physicians/100...

  15. Kaiser Permanente-Sandia National Health Care Model: Phase 1 prototype final report. Part 2 -- Domain analysis

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    Edwards, D.; Yoshimura, A.; Butler, D.; Judson, R.; Mason, W.; Napolitano, L.; Mariano, R. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States); Eddy, D.; Schlessinger, L. [Kaiser Permanente, Pasadena, CA (United States)

    1996-11-01

    This report describes the results of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between Sandia National Laboratories and Kaiser Permanente Southern California to develop a prototype computer model of Kaiser Permanente`s health care delivery system. As a discrete event simulation, SimHCO models for each of 100,000 patients the progression of disease, individual resource usage, and patient choices in a competitive environment. SimHCO is implemented in the object-oriented programming language C{sup 2}, stressing reusable knowledge and reusable software components. The versioned implementation of SimHCO showed that the object-oriented framework allows the program to grow in complexity in an incremental way. Furthermore, timing calculations showed that SimHCO runs in a reasonable time on typical workstations, and that a second phase model will scale proportionally and run within the system constraints of contemporary computer technology.

  16. Kaiser Permanente/Sandia National health care model. Phase I prototype final report. Part 1 - model overview

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    Edwards, D.; Yoshimura, A.; Butler, D.; Judson, R. [and others

    1996-11-01

    This report describes the results of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between Sandia National Laboratories and Kaiser Permanente Southern California to develop a prototype computer model of Kaiser Permanente`s health care delivery system. As a discrete event simulation, SimHCO models for each of 100,000 patients the progression of disease, individual resource usage, and patient choices in a competitive environment. SimHCO is implemented in the object-oriented programming language C++, stressing reusable knowledge and reusable software components. The versioned implementation of SimHCO showed that the object-oriented framework allows the program to grow in complexity in an incremental way. Furthermore, timing calculations showed that SimHCO runs in a reasonable time on typical workstations, and that a second phase model will scale proportionally and run within the system constraints of contemporary computer technology. This report is published as two documents: Model Overview and Domain Analysis. A separate Kaiser-proprietary report contains the Disease and Health Care Organization Selection Models.

  17. The impact of removing financial incentives from clinical quality indicators: longitudinal analysis of four Kaiser Permanente indicators.

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    Lester, Helen; Schmittdiel, Julie; Selby, Joe; Fireman, Bruce; Campbell, Stephen; Lee, Janelle; Whippy, Alan; Madvig, Philip

    2010-05-11

    To evaluate the effect of financial incentives on four clinical quality indicators common to pay for performance plans in the United Kingdom and at Kaiser Permanente in California. Longitudinal analysis. 35 medical facilities of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 1997-2007. 2 523 659 adult members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Main outcomes measures Yearly assessment of patient level glycaemic control (HbA(1c) financial incentives were attached to screening for diabetic retinopathy (1999-2003), the rate rose from 84.9% to 88.1%. This was followed by four years without incentives when the rate fell year on year to 80.5%. During the two initial years when financial incentives were attached to cervical cancer screening (1999-2000), the screening rate rose slightly, from 77.4% to 78.0%. During the next five years when financial incentives were removed, screening rates fell year on year to 74.3%. Incentives were then reattached for two years (2006-7) and screening rates began to increase. Across the 35 facilities, the removal of incentives was associated with a decrease in performance of about 3% per year on average for screening for diabetic retinopathy and about 1.6% per year for cervical cancer screening. Policy makers and clinicians should be aware that removing facility directed financial incentives from clinical indicators may mean that performance levels decline.

  18. A Community-Level Initiative to Prevent Obesity: Results From Kaiser Permanente's Healthy Eating Active Living Zones Initiative in California.

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    Cheadle, Allen; Atiedu, Akpene; Rauzon, Suzanne; Schwartz, Pamela M; Keene, Laura; Davoudi, Mehrnaz; Spring, Rebecca; Molina, Michelle; Lee, Lynda; Boyle, Kathryn; Williamson, Dana; Steimberg, Clara; Tinajero, Roberta; Ravel, Jodi; Nudelman, Jean; Azuma, Andrea Misako; Kuo, Elena S; Solomon, Loel

    2018-05-01

    A growing number of health systems are leading health promotion efforts in their wider communities. What impact are these efforts having on health behaviors and ultimately health status? This paper presents evaluation results from the place-based Kaiser Permanente Healthy Eating Active Living Zones obesity prevention initiative, implemented in 2011-2015 in 12 low-income communities in Kaiser Permanente's Northern and Southern California Regions. The Healthy Eating Active Living Zones design targeted places and people through policy, environmental, and programmatic strategies. Each Healthy Eating Active Living Zone is a small, low-income community of 10,000 to 20,000 residents with high obesity rates and other health disparities. Community coalitions planned and implemented strategies in each community. A population-dose approach and pre and post surveys were used to assess impact of policy, program, and environmental change strategies; the analysis was conducted in 2016. Population dose is the product of reach (number of people affected by a strategy divided by target population size) and strength (the effect size or relative change in behavior for each person exposed to the strategy). More than 230 community change strategies were implemented over 3 years, encompassing policy, environmental, and programmatic changes as well as efforts to build community capacity to sustain strategies and make changes in the future. Positive population-level results were seen for higher-dose strategies, particularly those targeting youth physical activity. Higher-dose strategies were more likely to be found in communities with the longest duration of investment. These results demonstrate that strong (high-dose), community-based obesity prevention strategies can lead to improved health behaviors, particularly among youth in school settings. This article is part of a supplement entitled Building Thriving Communities Through Comprehensive Community Health Initiatives, which is

  19. Internet infrastructures and health care systems: a qualitative comparative analysis on networks and markets in the British National Health Service and Kaiser Permanente.

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    Séror, Ann C

    2002-12-01

    The Internet and emergent telecommunications infrastructures are transforming the future of health care management. The costs of health care delivery systems, products, and services continue to rise everywhere, but performance of health care delivery is associated with institutional and ideological considerations as well as availability of financial and technological resources. to identify the effects of ideological differences on health care market infrastructures including the Internet and telecommunications technologies by a comparative case analysis of two large health care organizations: the British National Health Service and the California-based Kaiser Permanente health maintenance organization. A qualitative comparative analysis focusing on the British National Health Service and the Kaiser Permanente health maintenance organization to show how system infrastructures vary according to market dynamics dominated by health care institutions ("push") or by consumer demand ("pull"). System control mechanisms may be technologically embedded, institutional, or behavioral. The analysis suggests that telecommunications technologies and the Internet may contribute significantly to health care system performance in a context of ideological diversity. The study offers evidence to validate alternative models of health care governance: the national constitution model, and the enterprise business contract model. This evidence also suggests important questions for health care policy makers as well as researchers in telecommunications, organizational theory, and health care management.

  20. Kaiser Permanente Creatinine Safety Program: A Mechanism to Ensure Widespread Detection and Care for Chronic Kidney Disease.

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    Sim, John J; Rutkowski, Mark P; Selevan, David C; Batech, Michael; Timmins, Royann; Slezak, Jeff M; Jacobsen, Steven J; Kanter, Michael H

    2015-11-01

    Chronic kidney disease is highly prevalent but is challenging to diagnose because of the need to establish chronicity. Within the current healthcare environment, a single abnormal creatinine measurement often can go without a follow-up, which can lead to missed diagnoses or diagnostic errors. The Kaiser Permanente Southern California creatinine safety program (the Creatinine SureNet) was created to help ensure that all single abnormal creatinine results had a follow-up evaluation. In the period February 1, 2010, to March 1, 2014, the electronic health records were used to capture individuals with single abnormal creatinine results that went >90 days without a repeat measurement. A coordinated effort among a centralized regional nurse and providers was used to communicate with patients and order a repeat creatinine measurement. A total of 12,396 individuals were identified (84% ambulatory care encounters). A total of 6981 individuals (52%) followed up with a repeat measurement. Female patients, non-Hispanic whites, and older individuals were more likely to obtain a repeat measurement. Subsequently, 3668 individuals had chronic kidney disease confirmed. Within 6 months, 1550 patients had chart documentation of their chronic kidney disease and 336 patients had a nephrology consultation. The ambulatory care environment, given its high volume and various prioritizations, is an under-recognized area where diagnostic errors are not uncommon and failure to follow up on abnormal test results can occur routinely. The Kaiser Permanente Southern California Creatinine SureNet program leverages the electronic health records and its multidisciplinary resources in an effort to ensure that patients with potential chronic kidney disease are identified and managed properly. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Evaluation of a surveillance case definition for anogenital warts, Kaiser Permanente northwest.

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    Naleway, Allison L; Weinmann, Sheila; Crane, Brad; Gee, Julianne; Markowitz, Lauri E; Dunne, Eileen F

    2014-08-01

    Most studies of anogenital wart (AGW) epidemiology have used large clinical or administrative databases and unconfirmed case definitions based on combinations of diagnosis and procedure codes. We developed and validated an AGW case definition using a combination of diagnosis codes and other information available in the electronic medical record (provider type, laboratory testing). We calculated the positive predictive value (PPV) of this case definition compared with manual medical record review in a random sample of 250 cases. Using this case definition, we calculated the annual age- and sex-stratified prevalence of AGW among individuals 11 through 30 years of age from 2000 through 2005. We identified 2730 individuals who met the case definition. The PPV of the case definition was 82%, and the average annual prevalence was 4.16 per 1000. Prevalence of AGW was higher in females compared with males in every age group, with the exception of the 27- to 30-year-olds. Among females, prevalence peaked in the 19- to 22-year-olds, and among males, the peak was observed in 23- to 26-year-olds. The case definition developed in this study is the first to be validated with medical record review and has a good PPV for the detection of AGW. The prevalence rates observed in this study were higher than other published rates, but the age- and sex-specific patterns observed were consistent with previous reports.

  2. End-Stage Renal Disease Outcomes among the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Creatinine Safety Program (Creatinine SureNet): Opportunities to Reflect and Improve.

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    Sim, John J; Batech, Michael; Danforth, Kim N; Rutkowski, Mark P; Jacobsen, Steven J; Kanter, Michael H

    2017-01-01

    The Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) creatinine safety program (Creatinine SureNet) identifies and outreaches to thousands of people annually who may have had a missed diagnosis for chronic kidney disease (CKD). We sought to determine the value of this outpatient program and evaluate opportunities for improvement. Longitudinal cohort study (February 2010 through December 2015) of KPSC members captured into the creatinine safety program who were characterized using demographics, laboratory results, and different estimations of glomerular filtration rate. Age- and sex-adjusted rates of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) were compared with those in the overall KPSC population. Among 12,394 individuals, 83 (0.7%) reached ESRD. The age- and sex-adjusted relative risk of ESRD was 2.7 times higher compared with the KPSC general population during the same period (94.7 vs 35.4 per 100,000 person-years; p creatinine measurements, only 13% had a urine study performed (32% among patients with confirmed CKD). Our study found a higher incidence of ESRD among individuals captured into the KPSC creatinine safety program. If the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation were used, fewer people would have been captured while improving the accuracy for diagnosing CKD. Urine testing was low even among patients with confirmed CKD. Our findings demonstrate the importance of a creatinine safety net program in an integrated health system but also suggest opportunities to improve CKD care and screening.

  3. Incidence of Norovirus and Other Viral Pathogens That Cause Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE among Kaiser Permanente Member Populations in the United States, 2012-2013.

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    Full Text Available Noroviruses and other viral pathogens are increasingly recognized as frequent causes of acute gastroenteritis (AGE. However, few laboratory-based data are available on the incidence of AGE caused by viral pathogens in the U.S. This study examined stool specimens submitted for routine clinical diagnostics from patients enrolled in Kaiser Permanente (KP health plans in metro Portland, OR, and the Maryland, District of Columbia, and northern Virginia geographic areas to estimate the incidence of viral enteropathogens in these populations. Over a one-year study period, participating laboratories randomly selected stools submitted for routine clinical diagnostics for inclusion in the study along with accompanying demographic and clinical data. Selected stools were tested for norovirus, rotavirus, sapovirus, and astrovirus using standardized real-time RT-PCR protocols. Each KP site provided administrative data which were used in conjunction with previously published data on healthcare utilization to extrapolate pathogen detection rates into population-based incidence rates. A total of 1,099 specimens collected during August 2012 to September 2013 were included. Mean age of patients providing stool specimens was 46 years (range: 0-98 years. Noroviruses were the most common viral pathogen identified among patients with AGE (n = 63 specimens, 6% of specimens tested. In addition, 22 (2% of specimens were positive for rotavirus; 19 (2% were positive for sapovirus; and 7 (1% were positive for astrovirus. Incidence of norovirus-associated outpatient visits was 5.6 per 1,000 person-years; incidence of norovirus disease in the community was estimated to be 69.5 per 1,000 person-years. Norovirus incidence was highest among children 65 years (outpatient incidence = 7.8 per 1,000 person-years; community incidence = 75.8 per 1,000 person-years. Outpatient incidence rates of rotavirus, sapovirus, and astrovirus were 2.0, 1.6, 0.6 per 1,000 person

  4. Incidence of Norovirus and Other Viral Pathogens That Cause Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) among Kaiser Permanente Member Populations in the United States, 2012-2013.

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    Grytdal, Scott P; DeBess, Emilio; Lee, Lore E; Blythe, David; Ryan, Patricia; Biggs, Christianne; Cameron, Miriam; Schmidt, Mark; Parashar, Umesh D; Hall, Aron J

    2016-01-01

    Noroviruses and other viral pathogens are increasingly recognized as frequent causes of acute gastroenteritis (AGE). However, few laboratory-based data are available on the incidence of AGE caused by viral pathogens in the U.S. This study examined stool specimens submitted for routine clinical diagnostics from patients enrolled in Kaiser Permanente (KP) health plans in metro Portland, OR, and the Maryland, District of Columbia, and northern Virginia geographic areas to estimate the incidence of viral enteropathogens in these populations. Over a one-year study period, participating laboratories randomly selected stools submitted for routine clinical diagnostics for inclusion in the study along with accompanying demographic and clinical data. Selected stools were tested for norovirus, rotavirus, sapovirus, and astrovirus using standardized real-time RT-PCR protocols. Each KP site provided administrative data which were used in conjunction with previously published data on healthcare utilization to extrapolate pathogen detection rates into population-based incidence rates. A total of 1,099 specimens collected during August 2012 to September 2013 were included. Mean age of patients providing stool specimens was 46 years (range: 0-98 years). Noroviruses were the most common viral pathogen identified among patients with AGE (n = 63 specimens, 6% of specimens tested). In addition, 22 (2%) of specimens were positive for rotavirus; 19 (2%) were positive for sapovirus; and 7 (1%) were positive for astrovirus. Incidence of norovirus-associated outpatient visits was 5.6 per 1,000 person-years; incidence of norovirus disease in the community was estimated to be 69.5 per 1,000 person-years. Norovirus incidence was highest among children age (outpatient incidence = 25.6 per 1,000 person-years; community incidence = 152.2 per 1,000 person-years), followed by older adults aged >65 years (outpatient incidence = 7.8 per 1,000 person-years; community incidence = 75.8 per 1,000 person

  5. Incidence of Norovirus and Other Viral Pathogens That Cause Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) among Kaiser Permanente Member Populations in the United States, 2012–2013

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    Grytdal, Scott P.; Biggs, Christianne; Cameron, Miriam; Schmidt, Mark; Parashar, Umesh D.; Hall, Aron J.

    2016-01-01

    Noroviruses and other viral pathogens are increasingly recognized as frequent causes of acute gastroenteritis (AGE). However, few laboratory-based data are available on the incidence of AGE caused by viral pathogens in the U.S. This study examined stool specimens submitted for routine clinical diagnostics from patients enrolled in Kaiser Permanente (KP) health plans in metro Portland, OR, and the Maryland, District of Columbia, and northern Virginia geographic areas to estimate the incidence of viral enteropathogens in these populations. Over a one-year study period, participating laboratories randomly selected stools submitted for routine clinical diagnostics for inclusion in the study along with accompanying demographic and clinical data. Selected stools were tested for norovirus, rotavirus, sapovirus, and astrovirus using standardized real-time RT-PCR protocols. Each KP site provided administrative data which were used in conjunction with previously published data on healthcare utilization to extrapolate pathogen detection rates into population-based incidence rates. A total of 1,099 specimens collected during August 2012 to September 2013 were included. Mean age of patients providing stool specimens was 46 years (range: 0–98 years). Noroviruses were the most common viral pathogen identified among patients with AGE (n = 63 specimens, 6% of specimens tested). In addition, 22 (2%) of specimens were positive for rotavirus; 19 (2%) were positive for sapovirus; and 7 (1%) were positive for astrovirus. Incidence of norovirus-associated outpatient visits was 5.6 per 1,000 person-years; incidence of norovirus disease in the community was estimated to be 69.5 per 1,000 person-years. Norovirus incidence was highest among children incidence = 25.6 per 1,000 person-years; community incidence = 152.2 per 1,000 person-years), followed by older adults aged >65 years (outpatient incidence = 7.8 per 1,000 person-years; community incidence = 75.8 per 1,000 person

  6. Which is the real Kaiser?

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    Kertesz, L

    1997-08-25

    Fans of Kaiser Permanente, the nation's oldest and largest HMO, consider the company a cost-effective healthcare delivery system that supports its patients, caregivers and the practice of high-quality medicine. Its detractors see Kaiser as an evil HMO empire that hoards money, mistreats doctors and skimps on care. The dichotomy shows that Kaiser is like a giant mirror, reflecting the struggles and uncertainties of the evolving U.S. healthcare system.

  7. Experimental study on the Kaiser effect of AE under multiaxial loading in granite

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    Watanabe, Hidehiko; Hiroi, Takehiro

    2012-01-01

    Knowledge of the in-situ stresses is essential for underground excavation design, particularly in evaluating stability of excavation. Acoustic Emission method, which utilizes the Kaiser effect, is one of the simple methods for measuring in-situ stresses. Experiments on the Kaiser effect has been carried out under uniaxial compression and triaxial compression (σ 1 > σ 2 = σ 3 ), but has not been carried out under the three different principal stresses (σ 1 > σ 2 > σ 3 ). In this study, we performed two experiments on the Kaiser effect under multiaxial loading, using a hollow cylindrical granite specimen. The rapidly increasing point of cumulative AE event count was determined as the peak point of AE event count rate increment (AERI). The main results are summarized as follows. (1) In the case of the cyclic incremental σ 1 loading under σ 2 ≠σ 3 , the large peak point of AERI appeared just before the pre-stress level. And as more stresses prior to just before the peak point were estimated, the estimated error showed a tendency to increase. (2) In the case of re-loading under the lower σ 2 and σ 3 more than pre-loading, the estimated stresses using the three peak points of AERI corresponded to the pre-differential stresses (σ 1 -σ 2 ), (σ 1 -σ 3 ) and pre-axial stress σ 1 . The magnitudes of the three principal stresses were estimated under multiaxial loading from the Kaiser effect, using only one specimen. (author)

  8. Kaiser captures spirit of games.

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    Herreria, J

    1998-01-01

    With a multi-media campaign, Kaiser Permanente blitzed its market area by becoming a sponsor of the Nike World Masters Games. The advertising campaign promoted Kaiser as the exclusive health care sponsor. Company officials are counting on this campaign to leverage the health care institution's commitment to the community. In addition to the advertising, Kaiser searched for local athletes to represent its "play the sports for life" theme. As part of a promotion to award 200 athlete sponsorships to the Games, Kaiser's own master athletes were invited to tell their stories. Some of the members shared stories about such topics as experiencing an accident, receiving assistance from a Kaiser physician and incorporating a lifestyle of sport for rehabilitation. From the hundreds of letters received, two members and one employee were selected for the television spots. The sporting event reinforces Kaiser's philosophy of fitness-oriented lifestyles among its members. The Nike World Masters Games are the largest participatory multi-sport competition in the world, gathering together more than 25,000 men and women from more than 100 countries.

  9. Questioning the claims from Kaiser.

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    Talbot-Smith, Alison; Gnani, Shamini; Pollock, Allyson M; Gray, Denis Pereira

    2004-06-01

    The article by Feachem et al, published in the BMJ in 2002, claimed to show that, compared with the United Kingdom (UK) National Health Service (NHS), the Kaiser Permanente healthcare system in the United States (US) has similar healthcare costs per capita, and performance that is considerably better in certain respects. To assess the accuracy of Feachem et al's comparison and conclusions. Detailed re-examination of the data and methods used and consideration of the 82 letters responding to the article. Analyses revealed four main areas in which Feachem et al's methodology was flawed. Firstly, the populations of patients served by Kaiser Permanente and by the NHS are fundamentally different. Kaiser's patients are mainly employed, significantly younger, and significantly less socially deprived and so are healthier. Feachem et al fail to adjust adequately for these factors. Secondly, Feachem et al have wrongly inflated NHS costs by omitting substantial user charges payable by Kaiser members for care, excluding the costs of marketing and administration, and deducting the surplus from Kaiser's costs while underestimating the capital charge element of the NHS budget and other costs. They also used two methods of converting currency, the currency rate and a health purchasing power parity conversion. This is double counting. Feachem et al reported that NHS costs were 10% less per head than Kaiser. Correcting for the double currency conversion gives the NHS a 40% cost advantage such that per capita costs are 1161 dollars and 1951 dollars for the NHS and Kaiser, respectively. Thirdly, Feachem et al use non-standardised data for NHS bed days from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, rather than official Department of Health bed availability and activity statistics for England. Leaving aside the non-comparability of the population and lack of standardisation of the data, the result is to inflate NHS acute bed use and underestimate the efficiency of

  10. Exposure to Mobile Source Air Pollution in Early-life and Childhood Asthma Incidence: The Kaiser Air Pollution and Pediatric Asthma Study.

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    Pennington, Audrey Flak; Strickland, Matthew J; Klein, Mitchel; Zhai, Xinxin; Bates, Josephine T; Drews-Botsch, Carolyn; Hansen, Craig; Russell, Armistead G; Tolbert, Paige E; Darrow, Lyndsey A

    2018-01-01

    Early-life exposure to traffic-related air pollution exacerbates childhood asthma, but it is unclear what role it plays in asthma development. The association between exposure to primary mobile source pollutants during pregnancy and during infancy and asthma incidence by ages 2 through 6 was examined in the Kaiser Air Pollution and Pediatric Asthma Study, a racially diverse birth cohort of 24,608 children born between 2000 and 2010 and insured by Kaiser Permanente Georgia. We estimated concentrations of mobile source fine particulate matter (PM2.5, µg/m), nitrogen oxides (NOX, ppb), and carbon monoxide (CO, ppm) at the maternal and child residence using a Research LINE source dispersion model for near-surface releases. Asthma was defined using diagnoses and medication dispensings from medical records. We used binomial generalized linear regression to model the impact of exposure continuously and by quintiles on asthma risk. Controlling for covariates and modeling log-transformed exposure, a 2.7-fold increase in first year of life PM2.5 was associated with an absolute 4.1% (95% confidence interval, 1.6%, 6.6%) increase in risk of asthma by age 5. Quintile analysis showed an increase in risk from the first to second quintile, but similar risk across quintiles 2-5. Risk differences increased with follow-up age. Results were similar for NOX and CO and for exposure during pregnancy and the first year of life owing to high correlation. Results provide limited evidence for an association of early-life mobile source air pollution with childhood asthma incidence with a steeper concentration-response relationship observed at lower levels of exposure.

  11. The organizational dynamics enabling patient portal impacts upon organizational performance and patient health: A qualitative study of Kaiser Permanente

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    E.T. Otte-Trojel (Eva Terese); T.G. Rundall (Thomas); A.A. de Bont (Antoinette); J.J. van de Klundert (Joris); M.E. Reed (Mary E.)

    2015-01-01

    textabstractBackground: Patient portals may lead to enhanced disease management, health plan retention, changes in channel utilization, and lower environmental waste. However, despite growing research on patient portals and their effects, our understanding of the organizational dynamics that explain

  12. Experimental and numerical study of the Kaiser effect in cyclic Brazilian tests with disk rotation

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    Lavrov, A

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Sensitivity of the Kaiser effect to the deviations of the directions of sigma(1)-principal stress experienced by rock in Successive loading cycles has an important impact on the application of this effect for stress measurements in rocks. The paper...

  13. The permanental process

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    McCullagh, Peter; Møller, Jesper

    2006-01-01

    We extend the boson process first to a large class of Cox processes and second to an even larger class of infinitely divisible point processes. Density and moment results are studied in detail. These results are obtained in closed form as weighted permanents, so the extension i called a permanental...... process. Temporal extensions and a particularly tractable case of the permanental process are also studied. Extensions of the fermion process along similar lines, leading to so-called determinantal processes, are discussed....

  14. Las Lesson Study en Andalucía: un modelo de formación permanente

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    Rosa M.ª Caparrós Vida

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo ofrece los resultados de un estudio de casos desarrollado en el marco de un proyecto de investigación I+D de la Universidad de Málaga a través de una de las modalidades de formación permanente ofertadas por un Centro de Formación del Profesorado, bajo la demanda de un grupo de docentes de una escuela de la comarca de la Axarquía en Málaga. Las Lesson Study se convierten en el eje del estudio de los procesos de comprensión y reconstrucción del conocimiento práctico de una maestra de 1º de primaria sobre la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de la lectura y escritura, encontrando evidencias significativas sobre cómo esta estrategia metodológica y de investigación contribuye a la reconstrucción del mismo.

  15. Self-Management Support to People with Type 2 Diabetes - A comparative study of Kaiser Permanente and the Danish Healthcare System

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    Schiøtz, Michaela Louise; Strandberg-Larsen, Martin; Frølich, Anne

    2012-01-01

    En væsentlig del af kronikeromsorgen i et sundhedsvæsen er også at understøtte egenomsorgen. Egenomsorg omfatter fx, at patienten kender til, hvad der kan optimere behandlingsindsatsen, herunder ændring af livsstil, kendskab til sundhedsvæsenets tilbud, og at deltage aktivt i at koordinere og sik...

  16. Kaiser Family Foundation - Content Search

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Chartpacks, chartbooks, factsheets, reports, and slide presentations bring Kaiser Family Foundation information to life, and can be easily incorporated into your...

  17. 75 FR 70689 - Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products, LLC; Kaiser Aluminum-Greenwood Forge Division; Currently...

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    2010-11-18

    ... DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA-W-70,376] Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products, LLC; Kaiser Aluminum- Greenwood Forge Division; Currently Known As Contech Forgings, LLC..., applicable to workers of Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products, LLC, Kaiser Aluminum-Greenwood Forge Division...

  18. del establecimiento permanente

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    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A pesar de que en México se han realizado adiciones a la legislación en materia civil y mercantil relacionadas con el uso de medios electrónicos como instrumentos para realizar actos jurídicos, éstas resultan insuficientes, pues nada se ha hecho en materia procesal, penal y laboral, entre otras. En este trabajo se presentan, en materia fiscal, algunas consideraciones acerca del concepto de establecimiento permanente tanto en la legislación mexicana como en el Convenio Modelo (CM de la Organización para la Cooperación y Desarrollo Económico (OCDE y se argumenta que a pesar de que la definición de la legislación mexicana es mucho más amplia que la que se encuentra en el mencionado convenio, el comercio electrónico presenta algunos retos para determinar el lugar en donde residen las partes involucradas, el lugar en donde se celebran las operaciones y se pagan o cobran, sobre todo tratándose de servicios o adquisición de bienes intangibles. Por último, se señala que en materia fiscal es necesario que las autoridades mexicanas permitan el uso de la factura electrónica

  19. The Kaiser Wilhelm Society under National Socialism

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    Sachse, Carola; Walker, Mark

    2009-01-01

    During the first part of the twentieth century, German science led the world. The most important scientific institution in Germany was the Kaiser Wilhelm Society, including institutes devoted to different fields of scientific research. These researchers were not burdened by teaching obligations and enjoyed excellent financial and material support. When the National Socialists came to power in Germany, all of German society, including science, was affected. The picture that previously dominated our understanding of science under National Socialism from the end of the Second World War to the recent past - a picture of leading Nazis ignorant and unappreciative of modern science and of scientists struggling to resist the Nazis - needs to be revised. This book surveys the history of Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes under Hitler, illustrating definitively the cooperation, if not collaboration, between scientists and National Socialists in order to further the goals of autarky, racial hygiene, war, and genocide.

  20. Properties and simulation of α-permanental random fields

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    Møller, Jesper; Rubak, Ege Holger

    An α-permanental random field is briefly speaking a model for a collection of random variables with positive associations, where α is a positive number and the probability generating function is given in terms of a covariance or more general function so that density and moment expressions are given...... by certain α-permanents. Though such models possess many appealing probabilistic properties, many statisticians seem unaware of  α-permanental random fields and their potential applications. The purpose of this paper is first to summarize useful probabilistic results using the simplest possible setting......, and second to study stochastic constructions and simulation techniques, which should provide a useful basis for discussing the statistical aspects in future work. The paper also discusses some examples of  α-permanental random fields....

  1. Sex, Kids and the Family Hour: A Three-Part Study of Sexual Content on Television. A Special Report from Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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    This series of studies focused on the content of television programming about sexual activity and sexual relationships, examining what messages are communicated in the so-called "family hour," the first hour of prime time broadcast television (8-9 p.m. in most areas of the country). First, a content analysis documented the nature of…

  2. Evaluation of Rock Stress Estimation by the Kaiser effect

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    Lehtonen, A.

    2005-11-01

    The knowledge of in situ stress is the key input parameter in many rock mechanics analyses. Information on stress allows the definition of boundary conditions for various modelling and engineering tasks. Presently, the estimation of stresses in bedrock is one of the most difficult, time-consuming and high-priced rock mechanical investigations. In addition, the methods used today have not evolved significantly in many years. This brings out a demand for novel, more economical and practical methods for stress estimation. In this study, one such method, Kaiser effect based on acoustic emission of core samples, has been evaluated. It can be described as a 'memory' in rock that is indicated by a change in acoustic emission emitted during uniaxial loading test. The most tempting feature of this method is the ability to estimate the in situ stress state from core specimens in laboratory conditions. This yields considerable cost savings compared to laborious borehole measurements. Kaiser effect has been studied in order to determine in situ stresses for decades without any major success. However, recent studies in Australia and China have been promising and made the estimation of stress tensor possible from differently oriented core samples. The aim of this work has been to develop a similar estimation method in Finland (including both equipment and data reduction), and to test it on samples obtained from Olkiluoto, Eurajoki. The developed measuring system proved to work well. The quality of obtained data varied, but they were still interpretable. The results obtained from these tests were compared with results of previous overcoring measurements, and they showed quite good correlation. Thus, the results were promising, but the method still needs further development and more testing before the final decision on its feasibility can be made. (orig.)

  3. Searching for the optimal renal prescription. Fresenius, Kaiser Permanente team up to offer new options in dialysis care.

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    Neumann, M E

    1999-01-01

    The goals are simple: Improve well-being of the dialysis patient and reduce hospitalizations. The tools are diverse: Ultrapure dialysate. On-line blood monitoring. Biocompatible membranes. No reuse. Daily, in-center dialysis and possibly nocturnal dialysis at home. Reimbursement: Full-risk capitation, With Medicare and commercial payor rates varying on a patient-by-patient basis. Create an incubator with approximately 1,000 end-stage renal disease patients, treated at both capitated payment-exclusive dialysis units and mingled in at traditional fee-for-service clinics. Establish a team of nurses and renal care staff to direct the care plan, and put the program in place. After the first year, analyze the data and see if the end--hopefully, improved outcomes and resulting reduced hospitalizations--justifies the means--the higher cost for "optimal technologies."

  4. Intersection local times, loop soups and permanental Wick powers

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    Jan, Yves Le; Rosen, Jay

    2017-01-01

    Several stochastic processes related to transient Lévy processes with potential densities u(x,y)=u(y-x), that need not be symmetric nor bounded on the diagonal, are defined and studied. They are real valued processes on a space of measures \\mathcal{V} endowed with a metric d. Sufficient conditions are obtained for the continuity of these processes on (\\mathcal{V},d). The processes include n-fold self-intersection local times of transient Lévy processes and permanental chaoses, which are `loop soup n-fold self-intersection local times' constructed from the loop soup of the Lévy process. Loop soups are also used to define permanental Wick powers, which generalizes standard Wick powers, a class of n-th order Gaussian chaoses. Dynkin type isomorphism theorems are obtained that relate the various processes. Poisson chaos processes are defined and permanental Wick powers are shown to have a Poisson chaos decomposition. Additional properties of Poisson chaos processes are studied and a martingale extension is obt...

  5. Agenesia en dentición permanente

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    Beltrán Morera, Jazmín

    2009-01-01

    Objetivo Determinar la frecuencia de agenesia dental en dentición permanente.Materiales y Métodos Se incluyeron 112 pacientes que acudieron al servicio de imagenología de la Facultad de Odontología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, de enero a julio del 2008, mayores de 13 años, sin extracciones dentales ni síndromes genéticos, a quienes se les tomó ortopantomografía. Se registraron variablessociodemográficas y antecedentes familiares de agenesia dental. Lainformación se procesó en SPS...

  6. Optimized Kaiser-Bessel Window Functions for Computed Tomography.

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    Nilchian, Masih; Ward, John Paul; Vonesch, Cedric; Unser, Michael

    2015-11-01

    Kaiser-Bessel window functions are frequently used to discretize tomographic problems because they have two desirable properties: 1) their short support leads to a low computational cost and 2) their rotational symmetry makes their imaging transform independent of the direction. In this paper, we aim at optimizing the parameters of these basis functions. We present a formalism based on the theory of approximation and point out the importance of the partition-of-unity condition. While we prove that, for compact-support functions, this condition is incompatible with isotropy, we show that minimizing the deviation from the partition of unity condition is highly beneficial. The numerical results confirm that the proposed tuning of the Kaiser-Bessel window functions yields the best performance.

  7. Systematic review of economic evaluation studies and budget impact on ambulatory monitoring of capillary glucose in type 2 diabetics.

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    Olry de Labry Lima, Antonio; Moya Garrido, María Natividad; Espín Balbino, Jaime

    2014-04-01

    Realise a review of studies of economic evaluation about the ambulatory monitoring of capillary glucose (AMGC) in diabetic type II persons. A review of the literature was conducted, in MedLine, various websites, referenced paper and provided by expert's persons. Five studies concluded that the AMGC was a cost-effective strategic, of this papers use Kaiser Permanente data base, its make that these studies could be considered a solely one study. The rest of the papers did not find difference in the AMGC use. The use of AMGC has an uncertainty efficiency. More studies are needed. Copyright © 2013 Primary Care Diabetes Europe. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Redshift sensitivity of the Kaiser effect

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    Simpson, Fergus

    2010-01-01

    We explore potential strategies for testing general relativity via the coherent motions of galaxies. Our position at z=0 provides the reference point for distance measures in cosmology. By contrast, the cosmic microwave background at z≅1100 acts as the point of reference for the growth of a large-scale structure. As a result, we find there is a lack of synergy between growth and distance measures. We show that, when measuring the gravitational growth index γ using redshift-space distortions, typically 80% of the signal corresponds to the local growth rate at the galaxy bin location, while the remaining fraction is determined by its behavior at higher redshifts. In order to clarify whether modified gravity may be responsible for the dark energy phenomenon, the aim is to search for a modification to the growth of structure. One might expect the magnitude of this deviation to be commensurate with the apparent dark energy density Ω Λ (z). This provides an incentive to study redshift-space distortions at as low a redshift as is practical. Specifically, we find the region around z=0.5 offers the optimal balance of available volume and signal strength.

  9. Occlusal caries diagnosis in permanent teeth: an in vitro study Diagnóstico de cárie oclusal em dentes permanentes: estudo in vitro

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    Gisele Angnes

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The reduction in caries prevalence has not occurred uniformly for all dental surfaces. As the occlusal surfaces are still the most likely sites for the development of lesions, new methods of diagnosis are still being evaluated. This study compared a laser fluorescence (LF system (DIAGNOdent with the Ekstrand’s visual system for in vitro detection of occlusal caries. A total of 57 extracted molars with macroscopically intact occlusal surfaces were selected. Two-examiners assessed 110 sites by visual inspection (VI and LF. After ten days from the first measurement, all teeth were re-evaluated through the same methods by each examiner. Caries extension was histologically assessed (X 40. The methods were compared by means of sensitivity, specificity, intra- and inter-examiner reproducibility and area under the ROC curve. The kappa’s test showed good intra- and inter-examiner reproducibility for both methods. VI and LF showed similar sensitivities for both examiners, however, VI showed higher specificities than LF. The overall analysis, as demonstrated by the area under the ROC curve, showed that VI had a better performance than the LF device. It was concluded that the Ekstrand’s visual system is more reliable than the LF device. LF should be considered only as an adjuvant for occlusal caries diagnosis.A redução da prevalência de cáries não ocorreu uniformemente para todas as superfícies dentárias. Como as superfícies oclusais ainda são as mais susceptíveis ao desenvolvimento de lesões, novos métodos de diagnóstico ainda estão sendo avaliados. Este estudo comparou um sistema de fluorescência a laser (DIAGNOdent - DD com o método visual de Ekstrand na detecção de cárie oclusal. Um total de 57 terceiros molares com superfícies oclusais macroscopicamente intactas foram selecionados. Dois examinadores examinaram 110 sítios por inspecção visual (IV e DD. Após dez dias da primeira mensuração, todos os dentes foram novamente

  10. El establecimiento permanente en un contexto virtual

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    Andrés Mauricio Rengifo

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available La inmediatez, la informalidad y la total irrelevancia de la localización, la distancia y los límites nacionales son ventajas innegables del comercio en Internet. Al mismo, tiempo, son características que plantean interrogantes para los Estados, quienes, conscientes de la importancia de controlar el volumen y la magnitud de las operaciones realizadas en red (al gravarlas directa o indirectamente pueden conseguir fuentes de ingreso para el mantenimiento de las estructuras y la financiación de gastos gubernamentales se cuestionan cuál debe ser el sujeto pasivo de las obligaciones tributarias en un mercado donde las empresas están deslocalizadas o aún, no existen físicamente. El presente artículo aporta a la resolución del problema tras un completo estudio del concepto de establecimiento Permanente de carácter virtual, elaborado por la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico.

  11. El establecimiento permanente en un contexto virtual

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    Andrés Mauricio Rengifo

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available La inmediatez, la informalidad y la total irrelevancia de la localización, la distancia y los límites nacionales son ventajas innegables del comercio en Internet. Al mismo, tiempo, son características que plantean interrogantes para los Estados, quienes, conscientes de la importancia de controlar el volumen y la magnitud de las operaciones realizadas en red (al gravarlas directa o indirectamente pueden conseguir fuentes de ingreso para el mantenimiento de las estructuras y la financiación de gastos gubernamentales se cuestionan cuál debe ser el sujeto pasivo de las obligaciones tributarias en un mercado donde las empresas están deslocalizadas o aún, no existen físicamente. El presente artículo aporta a la resolución del problema tras un completo estudio del concepto de establecimiento Permanente de carácter virtual, elaborado por la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico.

  12. Genetics as a modernization program: biological research at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes and the political economy of the Nazi State.

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    Gausemeier, Bernd

    2010-01-01

    During the Third Reich, the biological institutes of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society (KWG, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft) underwent a substantial reorganization and modernization. This paper discusses the development of projects in the fields of biochemical genetics, virus research, radiation genetics, and plant genetics that were initiated in those years. These cases exemplify, on the one hand, the political conditions for biological research in the Nazi state. They highlight how leading scientists advanced their projects by building close ties with politicians and science-funding organizations and companies. On the other hand, the study examines how the contents of research were shaped by, and how they contributed to, the aims and needs of the political economy of the Nazi system. This paper therefore aims not only to highlight basic aspects of scientific development under Nazism, but also to provide general insights into the structure of the Third Reich and the dynamics of its war economy.

  13. 75 FR 61246 - Kaiser Federal Financial Group, Inc., Covina, CA; Approval of Conversion Application

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision [AC-51: OTS No. H-4729] Kaiser Federal... September 28, 2010, the Office of Thrift Supervision approved the application of K-Fed Mutual Holding Company and Kaiser Federal Bank, Covina, California, to convert to the stock form of organization. Copies...

  14. Crack Identification in CFRP Laminated Beams Using Multi-Resolution Modal Teager–Kaiser Energy under Noisy Environments

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    Xu, Wei; Cao, Maosen; Ding, Keqin; Radzieński, Maciej; Ostachowicz, Wiesław

    2017-01-01

    Carbon fiber reinforced polymer laminates are increasingly used in the aerospace and civil engineering fields. Identifying cracks in carbon fiber reinforced polymer laminated beam components is of considerable significance for ensuring the integrity and safety of the whole structures. With the development of high-resolution measurement technologies, mode-shape-based crack identification in such laminated beam components has become an active research focus. Despite its sensitivity to cracks, however, this method is susceptible to noise. To address this deficiency, this study proposes a new concept of multi-resolution modal Teager–Kaiser energy, which is the Teager–Kaiser energy of a mode shape represented in multi-resolution, for identifying cracks in carbon fiber reinforced polymer laminated beams. The efficacy of this concept is analytically demonstrated by identifying cracks in Timoshenko beams with general boundary conditions; and its applicability is validated by diagnosing cracks in a carbon fiber reinforced polymer laminated beam, whose mode shapes are precisely acquired via non-contact measurement using a scanning laser vibrometer. The analytical and experimental results show that multi-resolution modal Teager–Kaiser energy is capable of designating the presence and location of cracks in these beams under noisy environments. This proposed method holds promise for developing crack identification systems for carbon fiber reinforced polymer laminates. PMID:28773016

  15. A influência da perda bilateral do primeiro molar inferior permanente na morfologia dentofacial: um estudo cefalométrico The influence of bilateral lower first permanent molar loss on dentofacial morfology: a cephalometric study

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    David Normando

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar as alterações cefalométricas em pacientes com perda bilateral do primeiro molar inferior permanente. MÉTODOS: foram analisadas 68 telerradiografias laterais de pacientes de consultórios particulares. A amostra foi dividida em dois grupos pareados quanto ao sexo e idade - 34 indivíduos sem perdas (grupo controle e 34 com perda bilateral do primeiro molar inferior permanente (grupo com perda. Foram excluídos da amostra pacientes que haviam perdido outros dentes que não o primeiro molar inferior, casos de agenesia e pacientes com menos de 16 anos de idade. Buscou-se avaliar somente indivíduos que tivessem relatado a perda há pelo menos 5 anos. RESULTADOS: demonstraram que a perda bilateral do primeiro molar inferior permanente leva ao suave fechamento do ângulo GnSN (P=0,05, um giro anti-horário do plano oclusal (P=0,0001, uma suave diminuição da altura facial anteroinferior (P=0,05, uma acentuada inclinação lingual (P=0,04 e retrusão dos incisivos inferiores (P=0,03. Por outro lado, a perda bilateral do primeiro molar inferior permanente não foi capaz de influenciar a relação maxilomandibular no sentido anteroposterior (P=0,21, a quantidade de mento (P=0,45, a inclinação dos incisivos superiores (P=0,12 e a posição anteroposterior dos incisivos superiores (P=0,46. CONCLUSÃO: a perda bilateral dos primeiros molares inferiores é capaz de produzir alterações marcantes no posicionamento dos incisivos inferiores e no plano oclusal, além de uma suave redução vertical da faceOBJECTIVE: To evaluate cephalometric changes in patients after bilateral loss of lower first permanent molar teeth. METHODS: Sixty-eight lateral radiographs of patients from private practices were analyzed. The sample was divided into two groups matched for age and gender: 34 individuals without loss (control group and 34 presenting with bilateral loss of lower first permanent molar teeth (loss group. Patients who had lost teeth other

  16. Something is amiss in Denmark: A comparison of preventable hospitalisations and readmissions for chronic medical conditions in the Danish Healthcare system and Kaiser Permanente

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    Schiøtz, Michaela Louise; Price, Mary; Frølich, Anne

    2011-01-01

    As many other European healthcare systems the Danish healthcare system (DHS) has targeted chronic condition care in its reform efforts. Benchmarking is a valuable tool to identify areas for improvement. Prior work indicates that chronic care coordination is poor in the DHS, especially in comparison...

  17. A new class of weight and WA systems of the Kravchenko-Kaiser functions

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    Kravchenko, V. F.; Pustovoit, V. I.; Churikov, D. V.

    2014-05-01

    A new class of weight and WA-systems of the Kravchenko-Kaiser functions which showed its efficiency in various physical applications is proposed and substantiated. This publication consists of three parts. In the first the Kravchenko-Kaiser weight functions are constructed on basis of the theory of atomic functions (AFs) and the Kaiser windows for the first time. In the second part new constructions of analytic WA-systems of the Kravchenko-Kaiser functions are costructed. In the third part their applications to problems of weight averaging of the difference frequency signals are considered. The numerical experiment and the physical analysis of the results for concrete physical models confirmed their efficiency. This class of functions can find wide physical applications in problems of digital signal processing, restoration of images, radar, radiometry, radio astronomy, remote sensing, etc.

  18. Frederik Kaiser (1808-1872) and the Modernisation of Dutch Astronomy

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    van der Heijden, Petra

    Frederik Kaiser was the director of Leiden Observatory from 1837 until his death in 1872. Educated by his German-born uncle Johan Frederik Keyser (1766-1823), who was a proficient amateur astronomer, Kaiser proved to be a real observational talent. Despite the poor conditions in which he worked, his observations soon rivalled with the best in the world. Kaiser's contributions to astronomical practice include the foundation of a new, completely up-to-date observatory building in Leiden, and the introduction of statistics and precision measurements in daily practice at the observatory. Moreover he was the author of several bestselling books on popular astronomy. Kaiser had an extensive correspondence with colleagues all over Europe, mostly in Germany. Correpondents include Airy, Argelander, Von Auwers, Bessel, Encke, John Herschel, LeVerrier, Von Littrow, Schumacher, Otto W. Struve, as well as several geodesists and instrument makers. Preliminary research indicates that Frederik Kaiser played a crucial role in the revival of Dutch astronomy in the second half of the 19th century. This project aims at analysing and explaining Kaiser's activities in science, institutionalisation and popularisation, in the context of national and international developments in 19th-century astronomy and scientific culture.

  19. Educação Permanente em Saúde no Brasil: educação ou gerenciamento permanente?

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    Cristiane Lopes Simão Lemos

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo do estudo foi analisar a concepção e os fundamentos da Educação Permanente em Saúde (EPS constante da Política Nacional de Educação Permanente em Saúde (PNEPS no Brasil. A metodologia baseou-se na análise de documentos do Ministério da Saúde e de artigos científicos relacionados. Constatou-se que a concepção da EPS na PNEPS transcende um significado pedagógico, respondendo a um processo de reestruturação dos serviços diante das novas demandas do modelo. Justamente no momento em que o trabalho se encontra cada vez mais instável e precarizado, o Ministério da Saúde apresenta um discurso sobre uma gestão inovadora, dando centralidade à questão da EPS. A ideia não é de educação permanente, mas de gerenciamento permanente. Ao contrário de um instrumento de transformação radical, a EPS converte-se em uma ideologia que seduz pela sua aparência de novidade pedagógica.

  20. Le tecnologie mobili dell’apprendimento permanente, il progetto MOTILL

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    Marco Arrigo

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available In questo articolo vengono presentati alcuni dei risultati del progetto MOTILL. MOTILL, ovvero «Le Tecnologie Mobili nell’apprendimento permanente: buone pratiche», è un progetto finanziato dalla Comunità Europea, nell’ambito del National Lifelong Learning Strategies (NLLS. Il progetto, durato un anno e terminato a Marzo 2010, si è focalizzato sull’uso delle tecnologie mobili in contesti di lifelong learning (LLL. L’articolo sarà dedicato a una breve introduzione del progetto, dei suoi obiettivi e delle azioni portate avanti, e a un rapido riassunto dei principali risultati ottenuti, i quali sono stati resi disponibili online alla comunità scientifica e diffusi ai policy makers impegnati nei programmi di apprendimento permanente.

  1. Frederik Kaiser (1808-1872, een gekweld man met een missie

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    Huib Zuidervaart

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Frederik Kaiser (1808-1872, a tormented man with a missionThe Leiden astronomer Kaiser has been instrumental for the rise of Dutch astronomy in the late nineteenth-century. His career was impressive. In 1826, without any formal university education, he began at the Leiden Astronomical Observatory as an ordinary observer. Through his work in astronomy he obtained an honorary doctorate, which enabled him in 1838 to become director of the observatory. In 1844 he was appointed full professor and in the academic year 1857/1858 he even became Rector Magnificus of Leiden University. In 1860 he even saw the fulfillmentof his life-long dream: the opening of a brand new astronomical observatory. However, in spite of these obvious professional successes, Kaiser's personal life was full of melancholy. This paper investigates Kaiser's personality, using correspondence with his family, as well as testimonies written down by his students and other contemporaries. Among others, we demonstrate the way in which Kaiser used his personal network, as well as his fierce continuous – and often publicly expressed – complaining, as a successful strategy in establishing his new astronomical observatory.

  2. Reply to Nicholson's comment on "Consistent calculation of aquatic gross production from oxygen triple isotope measurements" by Kaiser (2011

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    J. Kaiser

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The comment by Nicholson (2011a questions the "consistency" of the "definition" of the "biological end-member" used by Kaiser (2011a in the calculation of oxygen gross production. "Biological end-member" refers to the relative oxygen isotope ratio difference between photosynthetic oxygen and Air-O2 (abbreviated 17δP and 18δP for 17O/16O and 18O/16O, respectively. The comment claims that this leads to an overestimate of the discrepancy between previous studies and that the resulting gross production rates are "30% too high". Nicholson recognises the improved accuracy of Kaiser's direct calculation ("dual-delta" method compared to previous approximate approaches based on 17O excess (17Δ and its simplicity compared to previous iterative calculation methods. Although he correctly points out that differences in the normalised gross production rate (g are largely due to different input parameters used in Kaiser's "base case" and previous studies, he does not acknowledge Kaiser's observation that iterative and dual-delta calculation methods give exactly the same g for the same input parameters (disregarding kinetic isotope fractionation during air-sea exchange. The comment is based on misunderstandings with respect to the "base case" 17δP and 18δP values. Since direct measurements of 17δP and 18δPdo not exist or have been lost, Kaiser constructed the "base case" in a way that was consistent and compatible with literature data. Nicholson showed that an alternative reconstruction of 17δP gives g values closer to previous studies. However, unlike Nicholson, we refrain from interpreting either reconstruction as a benchmark for the accuracy of g. A number of publications over the last 12 months

  3. Heart rate calculation from ensemble brain wave using wavelet and Teager-Kaiser energy operator.

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    Srinivasan, Jayaraman; Adithya, V

    2015-01-01

    Electroencephalogram (EEG) signal artifacts are caused by various factors, such as, Electro-oculogram (EOG), Electromyogram (EMG), Electrocardiogram (ECG), movement artifact and line interference. The relatively high electrical energy cardiac activity causes EEG artifacts. In EEG signal processing the general approach is to remove the ECG signal. In this paper, we introduce an automated method to extract the ECG signal from EEG using wavelet and Teager-Kaiser energy operator for R-peak enhancement and detection. From the detected R-peaks the heart rate (HR) is calculated for clinical diagnosis. To check the efficiency of our method, we compare the HR calculated from ECG signal recorded in synchronous with EEG. The proposed method yields a mean error of 1.4% for the heart rate and 1.7% for mean R-R interval. The result illustrates that, proposed method can be used for ECG extraction from single channel EEG and used in clinical diagnosis like estimation for stress analysis, fatigue, and sleep stages classification studies as a multi-model system. In addition, this method eliminates the dependence of additional synchronous ECG in extraction of ECG from EEG signal process.

  4. Site support program plan for ICF Kaiser Hanford Company, Revision 1

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    This document is the general administrative plan implemented by the Hanford Site contractor, ICF Kaiser Hanford Company. It describes the mission, administrative structure, projected staffing, to be provided by the contractor. The report breaks out the work responsibilities within the different units of the company, a baseline schedule for the different groups, and a cost summary for the different operating units

  5. Site support program plan for ICF Kaiser Hanford Company, Revision 1

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    1995-10-01

    This document is the general administrative plan implemented by the Hanford Site contractor, ICF Kaiser Hanford Company. It describes the mission, administrative structure, projected staffing, to be provided by the contractor. The report breaks out the work responsibilities within the different units of the company, a baseline schedule for the different groups, and a cost summary for the different operating units.

  6. Flexibilidad laboral: ¿fin del trabajo permanente?

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    Carmen Añez Hernández

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Los trabajos transitorios o atípicos, siguen posicionándose y funcionando trastocando la protección del sistema de regulación y protección del trabajo permanente. De ahí, la importancia de reflexionar teóricamente sobre el tema. Para su desarrollo se plantean los siguientes objetivos: demostrar que la flexibilización laboral ha incidido en la ruptura de las relaciones laborales, caracterizar como la subcontratación laboral encubre dichas relaciones, analizar el despido laboral y sus consecuencias en los trabajadores. El artículo se desarrolló teóricamente, especialmente tomando como referencia autores como: Bravo (2010, Quintero (2010, González (2012 De La Garza (2007, Ugarte (2007, entre otros, lo cual permitió analizar la temática abordada. Los resultados reflejan que dicha estrategia está impulsando la agudización de las condiciones precarias de los derechos laborales, con lo cual se está ante un capitalismo irracional, que tiene como propósito que los trabajadores sufraguen los efectos de las pretensiones de los capitalistas por conseguir mayores tasas de ganancia y niveles más altos de productividad. En consecuencia, la flexibilización de las relaciones laborales está destinada a ocultar los derechos de los trabajadores, agudizar el despido laboral, y propiciar el fin de un trabajo permanente.

  7. Manual dexterity aptitude testing: a soap carving study.

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    Tang, Christopher G; Hilsinger, Raymond L; Cruz, Raul M; Schloegel, Luke J; Byl, Fred M; Rasgon, Barry M

    2014-03-01

    Currently there are few validated metrics for predicting surgical skill among otolaryngology residency applicants. To determine whether manual dexterity aptitude testing in the form of soap carving during otolaryngology residency interviews at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Oakland predicts surgical skill at the time of graduation from otolaryngology residency programs. This study was conducted to determine how applicants with the best and worst soap carvings compared at the time of graduation with respect to various metrics including visuospatial ability and manual dexterity. Over the last 25 years, applicants to the residency program at Kaiser Permanente Oakland were required to carve soap during their residency interview. The 3 best and 3 worst soap carvings from 1990 through 2006 were determined. Of the individuals who carved those soaps, 62 qualified for the study and matriculated into otolaryngology residency programs. Surveys were sent to the 62 individuals' residency programs to evaluate those individuals on a 5-point Likert scale in various categories as well as to rank those individuals as being in the top 50% or bottom 50% of their graduating class. All else being equal, we hypothesized that applicants who had the manual dexterity and visuospatial skills to accurately carve a bar of soap would more likely possess the skills necessary to become a good surgeon. There was no difference between individuals with the best soap carvings and those with the worst soap carvings in all categories: cognitive knowledge, visuospatial ability, manual dexterity, decision making, and overall score (P > .10 for all categories). There was a 95% response rate, with 35 of 37 residency programs responding and 59 of 62 surveys returned. Manual dexterity aptitude testing in the form of soap carving does not appear to correlate with surgical skill at the time of graduation. Further studies need to be conducted to determine the role of manual dexterity and visuospatial

  8. Evaluation Techniques of Creating Coherence in Poems of Kaiser Aminpour Relying on the Theory of Halliday’s Linguistics

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    Reza Sattari

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available AbstractOne of the linguistics theories that are utilized in present age in the analysis of literary texts is the theory of Halliday’s linguistics which is called theory of systemic - functional linguistics. Halliday’s theory in the second half of the twentieth century, in contrast to the "generative linguistics" approach, which is based on formal language like a mental and individual phenomenon.    Hallidayan called the semantic, literal, syntax and logical relationship of words as coherence of a text and believes that the coherence of the text, includes all the semantic relations by which, every piece of speech or writing can serve as text. Hence, cohesion, referred to relations that relates all elements of a sentence to the elements of other sentences. From Hallidayan's  point of view, elements of coherence of a text are divided into two parts: grammatical and lexical. Grammatical cohesion includes factors such as referrals, replacements, removals and relevancy, and lexical coherence includes repetition and collocation in literary language.   Kaiser is one of the contemporary famous poets that have composed many poets in different molds of poetry. Kaiser Manipur's poems benefit the integration due to the poet's fluency in Persian and his familiarity with the vocabulary and grammatical and lexical capacities of Persian literature. In this research, we have studied the cohesion in Kaiser Manipur's poems from two views of lexical and grammatical by using Holidaying theory of coherence as well as the techniques that the poet has applied to reach the cohesion in his poems.    The method of research in the present paper is descriptive-analytical and all the information and data has been collected from the sources of library and electronic. In this paper, we first briefly discussed the Holidaying coherence theory, and then, with a special approach to this theory, the most important techniques that Kaiser Manipur has

  9. Regionalized study of the impact of an accidental radioactive pollution on a permanent meadow; Etude regionalisee de l'impact d'une pollution radioactive accidentelle sur une prairie permanente

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    Durand, V.; Mercat-Rommens, C

    2006-07-01

    The objective of this study consists in evaluating the sensitivity of the first part of the die grass-milk with respect to an accidental radioactive discharge. We want to know if a single uniform deposit would involve a contamination of the grazing grass identical on the scale of the own territory. The study was based on the A.S.T.R.A.L. model, a computer code developed by the I.R.S.N. which makes it possible to evaluate the transfer of the radionuclides in the terrestrial food chain following an accidental atmospheric emission. The way of transfer of A.S.T.R.A.L. on which the study focused is the transfer of the deposit to milk, via the grazing grass ingestion. The sensitivity of this way of transfer relies on several parameters: captation, yield, cows food rates and dates of setting to grass. Methodology thus consisted in regionalizing these parameters. The software S.T.I.C.S. developed by the I.N.R.A. of Avignon was then used. This model proposes a daily follow-up of the leaf area index which has been correlated with captation and with the production of fresh biomass (yield). (authors)

  10. La formación permanente del profesorado en entornos virtuales de aprendizaje

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    2012-01-01

    La educación permanente nos permite adaptarnos a las exigencias sociales y a las demandas de la sociedad del conocimiento. En este contexto se hace imprescindible una formación permanente con apoyo de entornos virtuales de aprendizaje de calidad. El objetivo principal de esta investigación es el estudio de la calidad de los cursos virtuales destinados a la formación del profesorado desde diferentes instituciones públicas. La muestra está formada por cuatro cursos de formación permanente desti...

  11. Rapid spread of complex change: a case study in inpatient palliative care

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    Filipski Marta I

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Based on positive findings from a randomized controlled trial, Kaiser Permanente's national executive leadership group set an expectation that all Kaiser Permanente and partner hospitals would implement a consultative model of interdisciplinary, inpatient-based palliative care (IPC. Within one year, the number of IPC consultations program-wide increased almost tenfold from baseline, and the number of teams nearly doubled. We report here results from a qualitative evaluation of the IPC initiative after a year of implementation; our purpose was to understand factors supporting or impeding the rapid and consistent spread of a complex program. Methods Quality improvement study using a case study design and qualitative analysis of in-depth semi-structured interviews with 36 national, regional, and local leaders. Results Compelling evidence of impacts on patient satisfaction and quality of care generated 'pull' among adopters, expressed as a remarkably high degree of conviction about the value of the model. Broad leadership agreement gave rise to sponsorship and support that permeated the organization. A robust social network promoted knowledge exchange and built on an existing network with a strong interest in palliative care. Resource constraints, pre-existing programs of a different model, and ambiguous accountability for implementation impeded spread. Conclusions A complex, hospital-based, interdisciplinary intervention in a large health care organization spread rapidly due to a synergy between organizational 'push' strategies and grassroots-level pull. The combination of push and pull may be especially important when the organizational context or the practice to be spread is complex.

  12. Study of the influence of zirconium and gallium on the magnetic properties and microstructures of praseodymium-based permanent magnets; Estudo da influencia do zirconio e galio nas propriedades magneticas e na microestrutura dos imas permanentes a base de praseodimio

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    Fusco, Alexandre Giardini

    2006-07-01

    In this work was studied the influence of the addition of 0.5 at. % of zirconium and gallium on praseodymium-based HD sintered magnets obtained using a mixture of alloys. The alloys used in this study were: Pr{sub 12.6}Fe{sub 68.3}Co{sub 11.6}B{sub 6}Zr{sub 0.5}Ga{sub 1}, Pr{sub 16}Fe{sub 75.5}B{sub 8}Zr{sub 0.5}, Pr{sub 13}Fe{sub 80.5}B{sub 6}Zr{sub 0.5}. The investigation started by measuring the magnetic properties and observing the microstructure of the magnets. After that, the magnets were annealed at 1000 deg C for 2 hours followed by rapid cooling, in a total of 10 hours. This heat treatment was followed by 5 hours at the same temperature up to a total of 35 hours. Changes in the microstructure were compared to the change in the magnetic properties aiming at a proper understanding of the role of each added element in relation to the magnetically hard phase (phase {phi}). It has been shown that gallium and zirconium act as grain refiners of the matrix phase {phi}. Gallium acts in the grain and favoring of the shape stability and improvement of the magnetic properties. For the Pr{sub 14.3}Fe{sub 71.9}Co{sub 5.8}B{sub 7}Zr{sub 0.5}Ga{sub 0.5} sintered magnet the evolution of the magnetic properties after 15 hours heat treatment was: remanence from (1.25{+-}0.02) T to (1.30{+-}0.02) T, intrinsic coercivity from (1.11{+-}0.02) T to (0.87{+-}0.02) T, squareness factor from (0.68{+-}0.02) to (0.82{+-}0.02) and energy product from (285{+-}5) kJ/m{sup 3} to (317{+-}5) kJ/m{sup 3}. Zirconium has two effects on the sintered magnets. Firstly, avoiding random grain growth and enhancing anisotropy. However, by concentrating on the grain boundaries, yield reverse domains and is detrimental to the intrinsic coercivity. For the sintered Pr{sub 14.5}Fe{sub 78}B{sub 7}Zr{sub 0.5} magnet the evolution of the magnetic properties achieved after a heat treatment of 15 hours was: remanence from (1.19{+-}0.02) T to (1.25{+-}0.02) T, coercivity from (0.74{+-}0.02) T to (0

  13. "Presumed fair: Ironic effects of organizational diversity structures": Correction to Kaiser et al. (2013).

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    2016-06-01

    Reports an error in "Presumed fair: Ironic effects of organizational diversity structures" by Cheryl R. Kaiser, Brenda Major, Ines Jurcevic, Tessa L. Dover, Laura M. Brady and Jenessa R. Shapiro (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2013[Mar], Vol 104[3], 504-519). In the article, a raw data merging error in one racial discrimination claim condition from Experiment 6 inadvertently resulted in data analyses on an inaccurate data set. When the error was discovered by the authors and corrected, all analyses reported in Experiment 6 for claim validity, seriousness of the claim, and support for the claimant were inaccurate and none were statistically significant. The conclusions should be altered to indicate that participants with management experience who reflected on their own workplace diversity policies did not show the predicted effects. The literature review, remaining five studies, and remaining conclusions in the article are unaffected by this error. Experiment 6 should also report that 26.4% (not 26.4.7%) of participants had a graduate degree and eight participants (not 8%) did not provide educational data. Experiment 5 should have referred to the claim validity measure as a six-item measure ( .92) rather than a five-item measure; analyses on claim validity are accurate in text. Table 2's note should have said standard errors, not standard deviations. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2012-31077-001.) This research tests the hypothesis that the presence (vs. absence) of organizational diversity structures causes high-status group members (Whites, men) to perceive organizations with diversity structures as procedurally fairer environments for underrepresented groups (racial minorities, women), even when it is clear that underrepresented groups have been unfairly disadvantaged within these organizations. Furthermore, this illusory sense of fairness derived from the mere presence of diversity structures causes high

  14. A three-dimensional `Kaiser damage-memory' effect through true-triaxial loading

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    Meredith, P. G.; Browning, J.; Harland, S. R.; Healy, D.; Stuart, C.; Mitchell, T. M.

    2017-12-01

    Microcrack damage leading to failure in rocks evolves in response to differential loading. The vast majority of experimental studies investigate damage evolution, the `Kaiser damage-memory' effect, and rock failure using conventional triaxial stress states (σ1 > σ2 = σ3). Such stress states develop a crack population that displays cylindrical transverse isotropy. However, in nature the stress state is in general truly triaxial (σ1 > σ2 > σ3) and experiments that utilise such loading conditions can generate crack populations that display planar transverse isotropy which in turn influences properties such as permeability and strength. We investigate the evolution of crack damage under both conventional and true triaxial stress conditions using results from measurements made on cubic samples of sandstone deformed in three orthogonal directions with independently controlled stress paths. We have measured, simultaneously with stress and strain, the changes in ultrasonic compressional and shear wave velocities in the three principal directions, together with the bulk acoustic emission (AE) output. Changes in acoustic wave velocities are associated with both elastic closure and opening of pre-existing cracks, and the inelastic formation of new cracks. By contrast, AE is only associated with the inelastic growth of new crack damage and as such, we use the onset of AE to determine the initiation of new crack damage. By mapping these damage onsets under both conventional triaxial and true triaxial sequential cyclic loading, we have shown that `damage envelopes' evolve dynamically and can be pushed closer to the failure envelope. Whether a stress state has been `visited' before is key to determining and understanding damage states. Crack damage populations can be generated with multiple orientations depending on the arrangement of loading directions and hence principal stress directions. The sequential cyclic loading tests show that further damage in any one population

  15. Synthesis of nanodiamond derivatives carrying amino functions and quantification by a modified Kaiser test

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    Gerald Jarre

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Nanodiamonds functionalized with different organic moieties carrying terminal amino groups have been synthesized. These include conjugates generated by Diels–Alder reactions of ortho-quinodimethanes formed in situ from pyrazine and 5,6-dihydrocyclobuta[d]pyrimidine derivatives. For the quantification of primary amino groups a modified photometric assay based on the Kaiser test has been developed and validated for different types of aminated nanodiamond. The results correspond well to values obtained by thermogravimetry. The method represents an alternative wet-chemical quantification method in cases where other techniques like elemental analysis fail due to unfavourable combustion behaviour of the analyte or other impediments.

  16. Armouring facility? Nuclear-weapon and reactor reseach at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute for Physics; Eine Waffenschmiede? Kernwaffen- und Reaktorforschung am Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut fuer Physik

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    Hachtmann, R. (ed.); Walker, M.

    2005-07-01

    The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics is best known as the place where Werner Heisenberg worked on nuclear weapons for Hitler. Although this is essentially true, there is more to the story. At the start of World War II this institute was taken over by the German Army Ordnance to be the central, but not exclusive site for a research project into the economic and military applications of nuclear fission. The Army physicist Kurt Diebner was installed in the institute as its commissarial director. Heisenberg was affiliated with the institute as an advisor at first, and became the director in 1942. Heisenberg and his colleagues, including in particular Karl-Heinz Hoecker, Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker, and Karl Wirtz, worked on nuclear reactors and isotope separation with the clear knowledge that these were two different paths to atomic bombs [Atombomben]. However, they were clearly ambivalent about what they were doing. New documents recently returned from Russian archives shed new light on this work and the scientists' motivations. (orig.)

  17. Type C investigation of electrical fabrication projects in ICF Kaiser shops

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    Huckfeldt, R.A.

    1995-06-01

    A Type C Investigation Board was convened to investigate an electrical miswiring problem found during the operation of the electrical distribution trailer for the TWRS Rotary Mode Core Sampling Truck number-sign 2. The trailer was designed by WHC and fabricated ICF KH on site for use in the Characterization Program. This problem resulted in a serious safety hazard since the support truck frame/chassis became electrically energized. This final report provides results of the ''Type C Investigation, Electrical Fabrication Projects in ICF KH Shops, June, 1995.'' It contains the investigation scope, executive summary, relevant facts, analysis, conclusions and corrective actions. DOE Order 5484.1, ''Environmental Protection, Safety and Health Protection Information Reporting Requirements,'' was followed in preparation of this report. Because the incident was electrical in nature and involved both Westinghouse Hanford Company and ICF Kaiser Hanford organizations, the board included members from both contractors and members with considerable electrical expertise

  18. Um teste direto da teoria de renda permanente: o caso brasileiro

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    Fábio Augusto Reis Gomes

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo busca averiguar se a teoria da renda permanente (TRP é capaz de explicar a evolução do consumo no Brasil através de um teste direto com base em revisões de consumo induzidas por inovações na renda. De acordo com a TRP, o consumo reage às mudanças na renda na medida em que a renda corrente contem informação sobre a renda permanente. Para mensurar esta relação, foi estimado um modelo ARIMA (p,1,q para a renda corrente e, como resultado, foi possível verificar se as revisões de consumo e renda permanente se assemelham. Por fim, a TRP foi rejeitada.

  19. Las enfermedades neoplásicas como causa de la incapacidad permanente

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    Ares Camerino, A.; Sainz Vera, B.; Marchena Aparicio, J.C.; Soto Pino, M.L.

    2008-01-01

    El cáncer es la primera causa de mortalidad en hombres y la segunda en mujeres, tras las enfermedades cardiovasculares. Desde el punto de vista económico, los costes atribuibles a las enfermedades neoplásicas son principalmente indirectos (pérdida de productividad asociada a la mortalidad o a la incapacidad permanente). Analizando las incapacidades permanentes producidas en la Diputación Provincial de Cádiz en el período 1990-2005, que fueron un total de 208, se concluye, por orden de frecuen...

  20. Educação permanente em enfermagem em um hospital universitário

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    Jesus,Maria Cristina Pinto de; Figueiredo,Mariangela Aparecida Gonçalves; Santos,Sueli Maria dos Reis; Amaral,Arlete Maria Moreira do; Rocha,Letícia de Oliveira; Thiollent,Michel Jean Marie

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    A educação permanente enfatiza a interdisciplinaridade da equipe de saúde, focaliza a prática como fonte do conhecimento e coloca o profissional para atuar ativamente no processo educativo. Este estudo objetivou identificar demandas e expectativas, fatores que interferem na qualificação de trabalhadores de enfermagem de um hospital universitário e propor práticas de capacitação na perspectiva da educação permanente. O processo investigativo fundamentado nos princípios da pesquisa-ação foi rea...

  1. La educación permanente y las plataformas web en España

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    Medina, Beatriz

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available La Educación Permanente en España, actualmente disfrutando de una etapa de consolidación, está haciéndose eco de las novedades educativas relacionadas con las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación. En este sentido, realizamos un estudio con el objetivo de conocer la presencia de la Educación Permanente en internet y su oferta formativa, para lograrlo utilizamos la metodología comparada. Las distintas administraciones competentes ofrecen una variada oferta de recursos en plataformas web para hacer más accesible la Educación Permanente. Entre los principales hallazgos tenemos que todas las comunidades y ciudades autónomas del país poseen páginas o portales web dirigidos a las personas adultas que se encuentran en esta etapa del sistema educativo español, excepto Baleares; solo la comunidad autónoma Andalucía tiene un portal exclusivo para la Educación Permanente.

  2. EDUCACIÓN PERMANENTE EN SERVICIO DE FORMACIÓN DE PROFESIONALES DE ENFERMERÍA

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    Rosa Gomes Ferreira

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A formação é um processo contínuo e deve estar presente no cotidiano de trabalho e para tal, surge a educação permanente, como pactuação teoria-prática. Nossos objetivos são o de descrever as práticas educativas em saúde, enfatizando a educação permanente e analisar os contrapontos e intersecções à efetividade da assistência, mediante a prática de educação permanente. Estudo qualitativo, descritivo, exploratório. O estudo aponta que a educação permanente emerge como ferramenta capaz de despertar desejo, no trabalhador, em discutir e refletir acerca da prática. No entanto, todas as práticas educativas, tal como a educação continuada, tem valor e penetrância no campo do trabalho.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12957/sustinere.2015.18127

  3. La incapacidad permanente y su impacto en el sistema español de Seguridad Social

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    César Luis Gómez Garcillán

    Full Text Available Se analizan datos de incapacidad permanente de los últimos años en la seguridad social. Conclusiones: El desglose provincial muestra grandes diferencias a nivel territorial cuyo origen o motivación no se puede determinar actualmente en tanto no se dispone de dos parámetros básicos, el código de diagnóstico de la patología principal determinante de la incapacidad permanente y el código identificativo de la actividad laboral (profesión habitual del interesado que permitirían realizar un análisis fiable de la situación. Entre los factores que podrían incidir de alguna manera en la mayor o menor incidencia de la incapacidad permanente, podemos analizar dos grandes componentes, la población protegida y su composición a nivel de regímenes y la iniciativa en la incoación de los procedimientos. El grupo de provincias con una incidencia más elevada en incapacidad permanente acusa tasas de paro también más elevadas que el grupo con incidencia menor. La tendencia en el número de procedimientos de IP incoados resulta claramente a la baja con una caída de más del 9% en cinco años. El INSS desestima un porcentaje creciente de los mismos, la razón de ese comportamiento no reside en una valoración restrictiva o más exigente por parte de la gestora, sino porque se instruyen menos procesos de incapacidad permanente y porque va tomando mayor protagonismo en la iniciativa de incoación el procedimiento a instancia de parte, cuyo porcentaje de desestimación es el más elevado.

  4. Armouring facility? Nuclear-weapon and reactor reseach at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute for Physics

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    Hachtmann, R.; Walker, M.

    2005-01-01

    The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics is best known as the place where Werner Heisenberg worked on nuclear weapons for Hitler. Although this is essentially true, there is more to the story. At the start of World War II this institute was taken over by the German Army Ordnance to be the central, but not exclusive site for a research project into the economic and military applications of nuclear fission. The Army physicist Kurt Diebner was installed in the institute as its commissarial director. Heisenberg was affiliated with the institute as an advisor at first, and became the director in 1942. Heisenberg and his colleagues, including in particular Karl-Heinz Hoecker, Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker, and Karl Wirtz, worked on nuclear reactors and isotope separation with the clear knowledge that these were two different paths to atomic bombs [Atombomben]. However, they were clearly ambivalent about what they were doing. New documents recently returned from Russian archives shed new light on this work and the scientists' motivations. (orig.)

  5. Multidimensional digital image representations using generalized Kaiser-Bessel window functions.

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    Lewitt, R M

    1990-10-01

    Inverse problems that require the solution of integral equations are inherent in a number of indirect imaging applications, such as computerized tomography. Numerical solutions based on discretization of the mathematical model of the imaging process, or on discretization of analytic formulas for iterative inversion of the integral equations, require a discrete representation of an underlying continuous image. This paper describes discrete image representations, in n-dimensional space, that are constructed by the superposition of shifted copies of a rotationally symmetric basis function. The basis function is constructed using a generalization of the Kaiser-Bessel window function of digital signal processing. The generalization of the window function involves going from one dimension to a rotationally symmetric function in n dimensions and going from the zero-order modified Bessel function of the standard window to a function involving the modified Bessel function of order m. Three methods are given for the construction, in n-dimensional space, of basis functions having a specified (finite) number of continuous derivatives, and formulas are derived for the Fourier transform, the x-ray transform, the gradient, and the Laplacian of these basis functions. Properties of the new image representations using these basis functions are discussed, primarily in the context of two-dimensional and three-dimensional image reconstruction from line-integral data by iterative inversion of the x-ray transform. Potential applications to three-dimensional image display are also mentioned.

  6. Environmental aspects of Kaiser S2 harvester utilization in mountain terrains

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    Jozef Slugeň

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with evaluating the ecological impacts of Kaiser S2 harvester utilization in mountain terrains. The harvester was used in bark beetle calamity and secondary felling in mixed forest (spruce, fir, beech stand with average incline of 70%. Assisting its movement in these extreme conditions were two supporting bases, which were used to stabilize it in the stand. Our aim was to determine the damage to the trees, underwood and stand soil. The resulting damage of remaining stand was 6.19%, which is, considering the demanding terrain conditions and in comparison with the outcomes of other research, a relatively acceptable value. Damage to the underwood was not found, due to its insufficient height and low representation. Measurements of damage to the soil by its compression indicated that the heaviest damage was under the supporting bases, where a heavy surface damage was found by creation of holes up to 15 cm deep. This type of damage is not dangerous, because it does not create a continuous track dangerous in storm rainfall and subsequent soil erosion. Soil compression in the track and on unimpaired soil reached lower levels. All of the measurements of compression by static penetration were carried out only to the depth of 15 cm due to high soil skeleton. This also negatively affected the measurements, which had to be repeated in many cases.

  7. Mineralogical control on thermal damage and the presence of a thermal Kaiser effect during temperature-cycling experiments

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    Browning, J.; Daoud, A.; Meredith, P. G.; Mitchell, T. M.

    2017-12-01

    Volcanic and geothermal systems are in part controlled by the mechanical and thermal stresses acting on them and so it is important to understand the response of volcanic rocks to thermo-mechanical loading. One such response is the well-known `Kaiser stress-memory' effect observed under cyclic mechanical loading. By contrast, the presence of an analogous `Kaiser temperature-memory effect' during cyclic thermal loading has received little attention. We have therefore explored the possibility of a Kaiser temperature-memory effect using three igneous rocks of different composition, grain size and origin; Slaufrudalur Granophyre (SGP), Nea Kameni Andesite (NKA) and Seljadalur Basalt (SB). We present results from a series of thermal stressing experiments in which acoustic emissions (AE) were recorded contemporaneously with changing temperature. Samples of each rock were subjected to both a single heating and cooling cycle to a maximum temperature of 900 °C and multiple heating/cooling cycles to peak temperatures of 350°C, 500°C, 700°C and 900 °C (all at a constant rate of 1°C/min on heating and a natural cooling rate of memory effect in SGP, but not in either NKA and SB. We further find that the vast majority of thermal crack damage is generated upon cooling in the finer grained materials (NKA and SB), but that substantial thermal crack damage is generated during heating in the coarser grained SGP. The total amount of crack damage generated due to heating or cooling is dependent on the mineral composition and, most importantly, the grain size and arrangement, as well as the maximum temperature to which the rock is exposed. Knowledge of thermal stress history and the presence of a Kaiser temperature-memory effect is potentially important in understanding magma chamber dynamics, where the cyclic nature of mechanical and thermal inflation and deflation can lead to sequential accumulation of damage, potentially leading to critical rupture.

  8. Diagnosing the Kaiser: Psychiatry, Wilhelm II and the Question of German War Guilt The William Bynum Prize Essay 2016.

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    Freis, David

    2018-07-01

    After his abdication in November 1918, the German emperor Wilhelm II continued to haunt the minds of his people. With the abolition of the lese-majesty laws in the new republic, many topics that were only discussed privately or obliquely before could now be broached openly. One of these topics was the mental state of the exiled Kaiser. Numerous psychiatrists, physicians and laypeople published their diagnoses of Wilhelm in high-circulation newspaper articles, pamphlets, and books shortly after the end of the war. Whether these diagnoses were accurate and whether the Kaiser really was mentally ill became the issue of a heated debate.This article situates these diagnoses of Wilhelm II in their political context. The authors of these diagnoses - none of whom had met or examined Wilhelm II in person - came from all political camps and they wrote with very different motives in mind. Diagnosing the exiled Kaiser as mentally ill was a kind of exorcism of the Hohenzollern rule, opening the way for either a socialist republic or the hoped-for rule of a new leader. But more importantly, it was a way to discuss and allocate political responsibility and culpability. Psychiatric diagnoses were used to exonerate both the Emperor (for whom the treaty of Versailles provided a tribunal as war criminal) and the German nation. They were also used to blame the Kaiser's entourage and groups that had allegedly manipulated the weak-willed monarch. Medical concepts became a vehicle for a debate on the key political questions in interwar Germany.

  9. La incapacidad permanente en una empresa pública en el periodo 1995-2009 Permanent incapacity in a public company from 1995-2009

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    José Carlos Marchena Aparicio

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: La cuantificación de las relaciones entre salud, medio laboral y capacidad para el trabajo nos permite descifrar aspectos importantes de la incapacidad permanente. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo describir las características de la población trabajadora de la Diputación Provincial de Cádiz a la que se le concedió una incapacidad permanente en el periodo 1995-2009. Métodos: Se llevó a cabo un estudio descriptivo retrospectivo sobre el total de trabajadores/as con incapacidad permanente en el periodo descrito que considera las siguientes variables: sexo, edad, antigüedad, tipo de ocupación, causa de la incapacidad permanente, días de incapacidad temporal y número de incapacidades temporales concedidas en los 5 años previos, recogidas a través de archivos documentales. Resultados: El número de incapacidades permanentes concedidas ascendió a 192. Un 53,1% fueron mujeres; funcionarios el 59,9%; la edad de concesión fue de 54,06 años de media con 24,98 años de antigüedad en la empresa; el tipo de trabajo en el que más incapacidad permanente se concedieron es el manual, 44,8%; El tipo de patología más frecuente de incapacidad permanente fueron las enfermedades músculo-esqueléticas (29,7%, neoplasias (23,4% y trastornos mentales (18,8%, asociándose significativamente dicha variable con el sexo (p=0,006, el tipo de trabajo desempeñado (p=0,007, la edad de concesión (pObjectives: The quantifying relationship between health, working environment and work capacity allows us to unravel important aspects of permanent incapacity (PI. One of the objectives of this study is to describe working population characteristics of the Provincial Council of Cadiz who were granted permanent incapacity from 1995 to 2009. Method: A retrospective descriptive study was carried out amongst all the workers with PI in the period described with the following variables taken into account: gender, age, time working for the company, type of

  10. Un estudio de las concepciones docentes acerca de la formación permanente Um estudo das concepções docentes sobre a formação permanente A Survey of Teachers' Thoughts on Continuing Education

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    Irene Marina Macera

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta las concepciones docentes acerca de su formación permanente. Se identificaron distintos puntos de análisis relacionados con la antigüedad en la profesión, intereses metodológicos, intereses de actualización de conocimientos, intereses de incorporación de nuevos saberes y, por último, el lugar que ocupa la formación en la subjetividad docente. En los inicios de la docencia, la formación permanente funciona y se concibe como un modo de mantenerse activos mientras se insertan en el mercado laboral. En cambio, para los docentes que ya tienen una trayectoria, esta se concibe como una fuga del trabajo, un recurso que en ocasiones le otorga sentido al trabajo, asumiendo de este modo un lugar subjetivo importante en el quehacer docente. Pero, cualquiera que sea la motivación, la adquisición de nuevos saberes es la razón más antigua que los docentes asumen para formarse.Este trabalho apresenta as concepções docentes sobre sua formação permanente. Identificaram-se diferentes pontos de análise relacionados com a antiguidade na profissão, interesses metodológicos, interesses de atualização de conhecimentos, interesses de incorporação de novos saberes e, por último, o lugar que a formação ocupa na subjetividade docente. No início da docência, a formação permanente funciona e se concebe como um modo de se manterem ativos enquanto se inserem no mercado de trabalho. Em compensação, para os docentes que já têm uma trajetória, esta se concebe como uma fuga do trabalho, um recurso que em ocasiões outorga sentido ao trabalho e assume, desse modo, um lugar subjetivo importante no fazer docente. Contudo, qualquer que seja a motivação, a aquisição de novos saberes é a razão mais antiga que os docentes assumem para se formar.This study delves into what teachers think about their own continuing education. Different points of analysis are identified with respect to seniority in the profession

  11. EDUCAÇÃO PERMANENTE EM SAÚDE: Reflexões e desafios

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    Palhares Guimarães,Eliane Marina; Haueisen Martin,Sandra; Paolinelli Rabelo,Flávia Cristina

    2010-01-01

    Este trabalho é resultado de uma reflexão sobre o processo de educação permanente em saúde e na enfermagem. Tem como objetivo apresentar algumas perspectivas e tendências da educação em saúde e na enfermagem, com ênfase em educação permanente. Analisa a importância dos avanços tecnológicos e sua incorporação no processo de ensinar e de aprender. O texto é dividido em três partes, abordando inicialmente as mudanças organizacionais e, conseqüentemente, na educação, decorrentes da incorporação t...

  12. Los entornos personales de aprendizaje en el marco de la educación permanente

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    Elvira E. Navas

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta un estudio documental sobre el surgimiento, evolución y estado actual de la utilización y desarrollo de los Entornos Personales de Aprendizaje (Personal Learning Environment, PLE en el marco de la Educación Permanente o Aprendizaje para Toda la vida (Lifelong Learning. En primer lugar, se hace una revisión del concepto de Educación Permanente desde la literatura de inicios de siglo XX. A continuación, se procede a estudiar el término PLE, desde sus orígenes hasta la interpretación actual. Se presentan experiencias tanto nacionales como internacionales donde se ejemplifica de forma práctica la utilización de PLE en la educación universitaria. Finalmente, se hace una reflexión de cierre sobre las proyecciones de futuro del uso de los PLE en el marco de la educación permanente.

  13. Preceptoria de território, novas práticas e saberes na estratégia de educação permanente em saúde da família: o estudo do caso de Sobral, CE Preceptorship of territory, new practices and knowledge in the strategy of continuing education in family health strategy: the case study of Sobral, Ceara, Brazil

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    Rosani Pagani

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho pretende apresentar um novo ator no Sistema Único de Saúde - o preceptor de território - bem como discutir sua atuação. Com a implantação da Estratégia Saúde da Família, bastante se tem discutido sobre o desafio de formar profissionais para atuarem neste modelo através de educação permanente em saúde. Nesse processo, o município de Sobral, CE, criou em 1999 a residência multiprofissional e a preceptoria de território; em 2001, a Escola de Formação em Saúde da Família Visconde de Sabóia. Este estudo teve como objetivos analisar a implantação e a atuação da preceptoria de território, descrevendo o processo de trabalho dos preceptores e identificando suas competências; além disso, descreveu-se o processo de educação permanente desenvolvido na Estratégia de Saúde da Família em Sobral. Utilizou-se uma abordagem qualitativa do tipo estudo de caso, com os seguintes instrumentos: entrevistas, questionários e grupo focal. Para a organização os dados foram analisados através da técnica do Discurso do Sujeito Coletivo (DSC. Entre os achados do estudo, identifica-se o preceptor de território como um profissional que atua diretamente com os residentes nos territórios das equipes da estratégia de saúde da família, destacando-se por suas amplas competências. Entre estas, podem ser mencionados conhecimentos conceituais nos campos da saúde coletiva e das relações humanas, bem como conhecimento e desenvoltura na utilização de métodos de ensino (problematização, educação permanente em saúde e educação popular. Deve também ser capaz de desenvolver relações harmônicas e de participação. O debate vem auxiliando o preceptor de território de Sobral a estabelecer seu papel e consolidar sua função de educador na construção do SUS.This paper aims to present a new actor in the Health's Unique System of Brazil (SUS, the preceptor of territory, and discuss his performance. The

  14. Are the different gully morphologies due to different formation processes on the Kaiser dune field on Mars?

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    Pasquon, K.; Gargani, J.; Nachon, M.; Conway, S. J.; Massé, M.; Jouannic, G.; Balme, M. R.; Costard, F.; Vincendon, M.

    2017-12-01

    Diverse gully morphologies are seen on Mars and differences are often neglected for simplification. Here we describe in detail the morphology and present-day activity of two gully-systems on the Kaiser dune field in the southern hemisphere of Mars. We then compare their activity with that of the morphologically distinct linear dune gullies present on the same dunes. The studied gully-systems have large depositional aprons (named "large apron gullies") and occur on dune faces oriented westward. They are active from mid-autumn to late winter (i.e. from Ls 50° to Ls 180°) coinciding with CO2 ice condensation/sublimation cycles. Sandy material collapses from the alcove flanks onto the alcove floor sporadically throughout this period. This accumulated sand is remobilized by punctuated mass flows which we estimate to be up to 7100 m3 in volume. These flows run out on to the apron and occur between Ls 120° and Ls 160°. These mass flow events occur when the number of "digitate flows" is at its seasonal maximum. Digitate flows are characterized by long-narrow zig-zagging low-albedo tracks and do not seem to transport appreciable sediment, and they can number in the hundreds. Small pits appear at their termini or midway along and sometimes these pits are re-deepened by subsequent flows. These events repeat every year and using volume balance calculations we find that the whole system could be built on a timescale of hundreds of martian ears. These large apron gullies differ in morphology and timing from the linear dune gullies. The linear dune gullies are active in late winter, or beginning of spring when the CO2 frost finally sublimates, which occurs after the activity of the large apron gullies. Due to the difference of orientation between large apron gullies and linear dune as well as timing, we infer that insolation, which may influence (i) the depth to ground ice, (ii) the amount of volatiles deposits, is the main cause their differences. Sediment transport by CO2

  15. Teager-Kaiser Energy and Higher-Order Operators in White-Light Interference Microscopy for Surface Shape Measurement

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    Abdel-Ouahab Boudraa

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    Full Text Available In white-light interference microscopy, measurement of surface shape generally requires peak extraction of the fringe function envelope. In this paper the Teager-Kaiser energy and higher-order energy operators are proposed for efficient extraction of the fringe envelope. These energy operators are compared in terms of precision, robustness to noise, and subsampling. Flexible energy operators, depending on order and lag parameters, can be obtained. Results show that smoothing and interpolation of envelope approximation using spline model performs better than Gaussian-based approach.

  16. Otra aproximación a Carl Gangolf Kaiser (1837-1895), arquitecto de la corte del emperador Maximiliano

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    Drewes, Michael

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    Michael Drewes ha estudiado el ambiente artístico que rodeó al que fuera segundo emperador de México, Maximiliano de Austria. En por lo menos dos artículos anteriores publicados en Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas (números 59 y 63), se ocupó ya del arquitecto Carl Gangolf Kaiser, un artista que presentó diversos proyectos de construcción y remodelación para Maximiliano. Quizás por su juventud, los proyectos que entonces realizó este arquitecto para remodelar edificios tan imp...

  17. LA FORMACIÓN AMBIENTAL PERMANENTE DEL DIRECTIVO EDUCACIONAL DEL SIGLO XXI

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    Mavel Moré Estupiñán

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    Full Text Available La situación ambiental actual impone nuevos retos a los sistemas educativos, entre ellos el de incorporar la educación ambiental para el desarrollo sostenible al proceso pedagógico en los diferentes subsistemas de educación. Para lograr este propósito, es decisivo el rol del directivo educacional, desde la implementación del sistema de dirección institucional. Por ello, la formación ambiental de este profesional constituye un imperativo y se declara como problema científico de la presente investigación, que se sustenta teórica y metodológicamente en los fundamentos de la formación ambiental permanente del directivo educacional y delimita como objetivo: proponer un Modelo para orientar hacia el desarrollo sostenible este proceso. Garantizan el cumplimiento del objetivo, el empleo de métodos teóricos, estadísticos y/o de procesamiento matemático y empíricos, de corte cuantitativo y cualitativo, que se articulan a partir de las técnicas de la investigación-acción-participativa. El Modelo constituye la contribución a la teoría pedagógica y son aportes de significación práctica los programas de las formas organizativas de la formación permanente. El criterio de la práctica, como resultado de la sistematización de una secuencia de ciclos, y las valoraciones de diferentes evaluadores confirman la pertinencia, relevancia y efectividad del Modelo de formación ambiental permanente del directivo educacional.

  18. La normativa de atribución de rentas a establecimientos permanentes en Colombia

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    En el presente trabajo se analizan las reglas para la determinación de la renta de establecimientos permanentes situados en Colombia. A tal efecto, el autor lleva a cabo un estudio sobre la base de las pautas que la OCDE establece en la materia, ya que el sistema de conceptos propuesto por este organismo internacional se adoptó como referencia por parte del legislador colombiano a partir de 2012. En concreto, en el marco del concepto de entidad funcionalmente separada, se analiza el contenido...

  19. Análisis de series temporales en estaciones permanentes GPS

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    García Cañada, Laura

    2016-01-01

    En los ultimos años el número de estaciones permanentes GPS ha aumentado considerablemente para diferentes aplicaciones geodésicas y se comienza a disponer de series de coordenadas suficientemente largas como para poder aplicar ánalisis de series temporales. El principal objetivo de esta tesis es estudiar la influencia de la red de estaciones utilizada, marco de referencia y/o estrategia de procesado en las series temporales de coordenadas de estaciones CGPS y todos aquellos parámetros que se...

  20. Análisis de series temporales en estaciones permanentes GPS

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    García Cañada, Laura

    2015-01-01

    En los ultimos años el número de estaciones permanentes GPS ha aumentado considerablemente para diferentes aplicaciones geodésicas y se comienza a disponer de series de coordenadas suficientemente largas como para poder aplicar ánalisis de series temporales. El principal objetivo de esta tesis es estudiar la influencia de la red de estaciones utilizada, marco de referencia y/o estrategia de procesado en las series temporales de coordenadas de estaciones CGPS y todos aquellos parámetros que s...

  1. Estimation of spacial geo-stress components in rock samples by using the Kaiser effect of acoustic emission

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    Kanagawa, Tadashi; Hayashi, Masao; Nakasa, Hiroyasu.

    1976-01-01

    The spacial remaining stress component of the rock core sample is experimentally obtained by using Kaiser effect of acoustic emission (AE), and the estimated ground pressure is compared with the natural ground pressure measured by the conventional over-coring method, in order to see the feasiblity of AE method. In this experiments of AE, 111 specimens were cut out in all directions of the rock cores (tuff) sampled from the place where the ground pressure was measured by the over-coring method, and the generation of AE caused by the load was measured. Whereby, the stress components in three directions are determined. As a result of comparison, t the AE method is proved to be effective enough to estimate the ground pressure of rock geo-dynamically. In the application of the Kaiser effect to the estimation of the geo-stress in rock samples, one of the most difficult problems is how to eliminate the obstruction of erroneous AE signals caused by the strong stress concentration at the end corners of the rock specimen. As the result of comparison, the values obtained by the AE method have a tendency of greater than the values obtained by the over-coring method. It is conceived that the AE method can easily detect the maximum stress value for geo historical long time, and that the stress concentration is apt to mix in AE method by boring. (Iwakiri, K.)

  2. Cohort profile: Study of Transition, Outcomes and Gender (STRONG) to assess health status of transgender people.

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    Quinn, Virginia P; Nash, Rebecca; Hunkeler, Enid; Contreras, Richard; Cromwell, Lee; Becerra-Culqui, Tracy A; Getahun, Darios; Giammattei, Shawn; Lash, Timothy L; Millman, Andrea; Robinson, Brandi; Roblin, Douglas; Silverberg, Michael J; Slovis, Jennifer; Tangpricha, Vin; Tolsma, Dennis; Valentine, Cadence; Ward, Kevin; Winter, Savannah; Goodman, Michael

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    The Study of Transition, Outcomes and Gender (STRONG) was initiated to assess the health status of transgender people in general and following gender-affirming treatments at Kaiser Permanente health plans in Georgia, Northern California and Southern California. The objectives of this communication are to describe methods of cohort ascertainment and data collection and to characterise the study population. A stepwise methodology involving computerised searches of electronic medical records and free-text validation of eligibility and gender identity was used to identify a cohort of 6456 members with first evidence of transgender status (index date) between 2006 and 2014. The cohort included 3475 (54%) transfeminine (TF), 2892 (45%) transmasculine (TM) and 89 (1%) members whose natal sex and gender identity remained undetermined from the records. The cohort was matched to 127 608 enrollees with no transgender evidence (63 825 women and 63 783 men) on year of birth, race/ethnicity, study site and membership year of the index date. Cohort follow-up extends through the end of 2016. About 58% of TF and 52% of TM cohort members received hormonal therapy at Kaiser Permanente. Chest surgery was more common among TM participants (12% vs 0.3%). The proportions of transgender participants who underwent genital reconstruction surgeries were similar (4%-5%) in the two transgender groups. Results indicate that there are sufficient numbers of events in the TF and TM cohorts to further examine mental health status, cardiovascular events, diabetes, HIV and most common cancers. STRONG is well positioned to fill existing knowledge gaps through comparisons of transgender and reference populations and through analyses of health status before and after gender affirmation treatment. Analyses will include incidence of cardiovascular disease, mental health, HIV and diabetes, as well as changes in laboratory-based endpoints (eg, polycythemia and bone density), overall and in relation to

  3. Educación permanente y continua en una perspectiva de integridad del ser

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    Izabel Cristina Feijó de Andrade

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    Full Text Available Este artículo buscó discutir las articulaciones y distinciones entre los conceptos de educación permanente y educación continua de modo que favorezca la perspectiva de integridad del ser, vínculo que requiere saberes hasta entonces poco privilegiados en las Universidades y que demandan el rescate de dimensiones basadas en la experiencia, la didáctica y la existencia del educador, tanto individual, comportamental, cultural, social y espiritual. Consideramos que las nociones de educación permanente y educación continua poseen elementos entrelazables que nos permiten desarrollar la capacidad de reaccionar críticamente por medio de una relación autoformativa. Las revisiones teóricas implementadas permitieron algunas consideraciones sobre los procesos formativos actuales y las prácticas de profesores rumbo a una Educación para la Integridad. Concluimos provisoriamente que las aproximaciones y distinciones entre EP y EC pueden proporcionar a los profesores la toma de conciencia de su vinculación todo/parte y del sentido de la vida.

  4. The historical development of modern virus research in Germany, especially in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-/Max-Planck-Society, 1936--1954.

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    Butenandt, A

    1977-01-01

    This is lecture on the historical development of modern virus research in Germany to introduce a symposium dedicated to Prof. Werner Schäfer, Tübingen, on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The author was set the task of relating from his memories the beginning of modern virus research in Germany. This research has, since 1936, essentially taken place in the Kaiser-Wilhelm/Max-Planck-Society and in 1954 led to the founding of the Max-Planck-Institute for Virus Research in Tübingen, an institute which to the present day owes its scientific reputation in considerable part to the activity of Werner Schäfer. Since the author personally experienced and participated in the Institute's development from 1936-1954, his remarks are predominantly influenced by personal recollections, which have been sharpended by a renewed study of old records in the 'Library and Archive of the History of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft', Berlin-Dahlem.

  5. Movements of permanent health education triggered by the training of facilitators Movimientos de la educación permanente en salud desencadenados a partir de la formación de facilitadores Movimentos da educação permanente em saúde, desencadeados a partir da formação de facilitadores

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    Cinira Magali Fortuna

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available This study mapped the movements of Permanent Health Education in the region of Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil, begun by the Permanent Health Education Facilitators program, promoted by the Ministry of Health and the National School of Public Health. This qualitative study was grounded on the theoretical framework of institutional and schizoanalysis. Data were collected from operative groups of individuals who finished the program. The results were grouped into two plans: micropolitics and organization. Micropolitics indicates the production of different concepts concerning permanent education and different ways to establish it. Autonomy and control and also a tenuous relationship between tutorship and autonomy were highlighted, in the plan of organization. In conclusion, the program was an important device that suffered captures/overcoding but also produced changes in practice.Se tuvo por objetivo cartografiar los movimientos de educación permanente en salud, en la región de Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brasil, iniciados a partir del curso de Facilitadores de Educación Permanente en Salud, del Ministerio de la Salud y Escuela Nacional de Salud Pública. Es un estudio de abordaje cualitativo, sustentado por el referencial teórico del análisis institucional en la línea esquizoanalítica, siendo los datos recolectados mediante grupos operativos con alumnos terminando el referido curso. Los resultados fueron agrupados en dos planos: micropolítica y organización. Con relación a la micropolítica, apuntan que hubo producción de diferentes conceptos sobre educación permanente y diferentes formas de institucionalización de la misma. En el plano de la organización se destacan la autonomía y el control y también la tenue relación entre tutela y autonomía. Concluimos que el curso fue un importante dispositivo que sufrió capturas, pero también produjo cambios en las prácticas.Tem-se, aqui, por objetivo, cartografar os movimentos de educa

  6. A novel power harmonic analysis method based on Nuttall-Kaiser combination window double spectrum interpolated FFT algorithm

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    Jin, Tao; Chen, Yiyang; Flesch, Rodolfo C. C.

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    Harmonics pose a great threat to safe and economical operation of power grids. Therefore, it is critical to detect harmonic parameters accurately to design harmonic compensation equipment. The fast Fourier transform (FFT) is widely used for electrical popular power harmonics analysis. However, the barrier effect produced by the algorithm itself and spectrum leakage caused by asynchronous sampling often affects the harmonic analysis accuracy. This paper examines a new approach for harmonic analysis based on deducing the modifier formulas of frequency, phase angle, and amplitude, utilizing the Nuttall-Kaiser window double spectrum line interpolation method, which overcomes the shortcomings in traditional FFT harmonic calculations. The proposed approach is verified numerically and experimentally to be accurate and reliable.

  7. ‘God is groot en wij begrijpen Hem niet’: Kaisers populaire sterrenkunde en het einde van de fysiko-theologie

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    Frans van Lunteren

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    Full Text Available Frederik Kaiser, popular astronomy, and the decline of natural theologyThroughout his remarkable career the Leiden astronomer Frederik Kaiser (1808-1872 struggled to revive Dutch astronomy, which at the time was rather moribund. His efforts comprised mobilizing public support through popularization. In spite of a lack of illustrations, his popular Starry Sky (1844 proved immensely successful with the general public. This work differed in many respects from earlier Dutch popular writings, and helped to establish the new genre of popular science. Kaiser enunciated his idiosyncratic views on popularization in a lecture which he later published as a brochure. Whereas his research reflects the shift from the dilettante to the professional scientist in being focussed on precision measurement, his popular work likewise testified to the transition from natural philosophy to modern science. Charged with the task of composing a natural theological work on astronomy, the deeply religious Kaiser, wriggled his way through the text. Feeling unable to advance the usual arguments, he finally found refuge in the book of Job: 'Behold, God is great and we know him not'. Arguably, the rise of popular science and the decline of natural theology were intimately connected.

  8. Formación permanente del profesorado en Jalisco: evaluación y propuesta

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    Este trabajo tiene como objetivo realizar una evaluación del modelo de formación permanente para docentes de Educación Básica implementado en Jalisco durante el período 2007-2012. La investigación se ubica en el paradigma naturalista o interpretativo y busca lograr el objetivo a través del enfoque de la evaluación comprensiva. También utiliza métodos cualitativo y cuantitativo y se apoya en distintas técnicas: análisis de documentos, observación directa de este fenómeno, entrevistas a funcion...

  9. Educação permanente no contexto da enfermagem e na saúde

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    Mancia,Joel Rolim; Cabral,Leila Chaves; Koerich,Magda Santos

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    Neste trabalho os autores discutem a proposta atual de educação permanente do Ministério da Saúde, voltada para a formação de recursos humanos para o Sistema Único de Saúde. Traz um resgate da educação em geral e especificamente da educação de adultos, questão que afeta diretamente a enfermagem, visto que esta contribui com o maior contingente de trabalhadoras na área da saúde, constituindo-se em foco central das políticas públicas. Assim apresentam as principais controvérsias e apontam para ...

  10. Tratamiento de un molar permanente inmaduro necrótico mediante pulpotomía

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    Boj Quesada, Juan Ramón; Cortés Lillo, Olga; Canalda Sahli, Carlos

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    Se describe un caso que afecta al primer molar permanente inferior derecho, con tumefacción, fluctuación y fístula , con ápices no cerrados. El tratamiento de elección hubiese sido una técnica clásica de apicoformación con hidróxido de calcio. Pero por motivos de colaboración, se realizó una pulpotomía con hidróxido de calcio. Tras los controles radiológicos a los 3 meses, al año y al año y medio se comprobó que continuaba el desarrollo radicular y finalizaba el cierre apical.

  11. Probabilidad de retención de segundos molares permanentes mandibulares (Estudio piloto

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar la frecuencia del segundo molar mandibular permanente (MM2 con probabilidad de impactación, en un grupo de pacientes de Ortodoncia de Temuco, Chile. Método: Estudio de corte transversal, con muestra por conveniencia. Se revisaron 2095 fichas de individuos de ambos sexos, con ausencia de patología sindrómica. Los datos recolectados se obtuvieron de radiografías panorámicas. Se midió el ángulo del segundo molar con respecto al plano oclusal, la invasión distal del primer molar y la distancia entre distal del primer molar y el borde anterior de la rama mandibular. Resultados: El promedio de edad de los pacientes relevados fue de 10 años. Se observó un 1,43% de probabilidad de retención de MM2 (n=30; en promedio y el plano el ángulo MM2 resultó de 27° el izquierdo y 26° el derecho; la invasión de MM2 en distal del primer molar resultó de 1,5 mm; el ángulo entre MM2 y el planos oclusal es de 123°; la distancia entre la cara distal del primer molar y el borde anterior de la rama mandibular fue 13 mm. Conclusiones: Existe una baja prevalencia de segundos molares mandibulares permanentes con probabilidad de impactación. La invasión a la cara distal del primer molar fue mayor en pacientes con riesgo de impactación

  12. Prevalencia preoperatoria de la fibrilación auricular permanente en cirugía cardíaca

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    Fernando Hornero

    2005-07-01

    Conclusiones: La FA permanente se presenta en nuestro medio quirúrgico preoperatorio en el 13,6%, preferentemente asociada a enfermedad mitral. Los factores de riesgo cardiovasculares están presentes con similar prevalencia en los pacientes con FA que en el resto, excepto el tamaño auricular.

  13. Provider Factors and Patient-Reported Healthcare Discrimination in the Diabetes Study of California (DISTANCE)

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    Lyles, Courtney R.; Karter, Andrew J.; Young, Bessie A.; Spigner, Clarence; Grembowski, David; Schillinger, Dean; Adler, Nancy

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    Objective We examined provider-level factors and reported discrimination in the healthcare setting. Methods With data from the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE)—a race-stratified survey of diabetes patients in Kaiser Permanente Northern California—we analyzed patient-reported racial/ethnic discrimination from providers. Primary exposures were characteristics of the primary care provider (PCP, who coordinates care in this system), including specialty/type, and patient-provider relationship variables including racial concordance. Results Subjects (n=12,151) included 20% black, 20% Latino, 23% Asian, 30% white, and 6% other patients, with 2% to 8% reporting discrimination by racial/ethnic group. Patients seeing nurse practitioners as their PCP (OR=0.09; 95% CI: 0.01–0.67), those rating their provider higher on communication (OR=0.70; 95% CI: 0.66–0.74) were less likely to report discrimination, while those with more visits (OR=1.10; 95% CI: 1.03–1.18) were more likely to report discrimination. Racial concordance was not significant once adjusting for patient race/ethnicity. Conclusions Among diverse diabetes patients in managed care, provider type and communication were significantly related to patient-reported discrimination. Practice Implications Given potential negative impacts on patient satisfaction and treatment decisions, future studies should investigate which interpersonal aspects of the provider-patient relationship reduce patient perceptions of unfair treatment. PMID:21605956

  14. Neuropathological research at the "Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fuer Psychiatrie" (German Institute for Psychiatric Research) in Munich (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institute). Scientific utilization of children's organs from the "Kinderfachabteilungen" (Children's Special Departments) at Bavarian State Hospitals.

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    Steger, Florian

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    During National Socialism, the politically motivated interest in psychiatric genetic research lead to the founding of research departments specialized in pathological-anatomical brain research, the two Kaiser Wilhelm-Institutes (KWI) in Berlin and Munich. The latter was indirectly provided with brain material by Bavarian State Hospitals, to three of which "Kinderfachabteilungen" (Special Pediatric Units) were affiliated. As children became victims of the systematically conducted child "euthanasia" in these Special Pediatric Units, this paper will address the question whether and to which extent the organs from victims of child "euthanasia" were used for (neuro-) pathological research at the KWI in Munich. By means of case studies and medical histories (with focus on the situation in Kaufbeuren-Irsee), I will argue that pediatric departments on a regular base delivered slide preparations, that the child "euthanasia" conduced in these departments systematically contributed to neuropathological research and that slide preparations from victims of child "euthanasia" were used in scientific publications after 1945.

  15. Deformación permanente de materiales granulares en pavimentos flexibles: estado del conocimiento Permanent strain of granular materials in flexible pavements: state of the art

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    Hugo Alexánder Rondón

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    Full Text Available Diversos estudios han sido desarrollados en el área de los pavimentos para comprender el comportamiento elastoplástico que experimentan materiales granulares bajo carga cíclica. Este es el segundo de dos artículos que presentan el estado del conocimiento de investigaciones desarrolladas en esta área. Basado en una amplia revisión bibliográfica, este artículo da cuenta de la forma como ha sido estudiado el fenómeno de deformación permanente en materiales granulares empleados para conformar capas de base y sub-base de estructuras de pavimentos flexibles. Además, se exponen y se discuten los factores que afectan la resistencia a la deformación permanente y la evolución de las ecuaciones matemáticas desarrolladas para predecir la deformación que experimentan estos materiales bajo carga cíclica. Un estado del conocimiento sobre el comportamiento resiliente de estos materiales es presentado en el primer artículo (Rondón y Reyes, 2007.Several studies have been conducted in pavement field for trying to understand the elastoplastic behavior experienced by granular materials under a cyclic load. This is the second out of two articles which show state-of-the-art of researches conducted in this field. Based on a wide literature review, this article accounts for the way how permanent strain phenomenon has been studied in granular materials used for creating base and sub-base layers of flexible pavement structures. Besides, this article displays and discusses factors which affect resistance to permanent strain and evolution of mathematical equations developed for predicting that strain experienced by these materials under a cyclic load. A state-of-the-art about resilient behavior of these materials has been presented in the first article (Rondón and Reyes, 2007.

  16. Demonstration of shield-type longwall supports at York Canyon Mine of Kaiser Steel Corporation. Final technical report A

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    Lawrence, R.G.; King, R.

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    This report represents work on a program that was originated by the USBM of the Department of the Interior and was transferred to the Department of Energy on October 1, 1977. A demonstration with the Government funded Hemscheidt 320 HSL caliper type shield supports was conducted at three longwall panels of Kaiser Steel Corporation's York Canyon Mine. The purpose of this longwall demonstration was to provide the US coal industry with information on all aspects of shield longwall mining in high seams. The demonstration provided a working model for the coal industry and during the project, 350 people from the industry, schools, and government agencies visited the demonstration. They were provided with a first hand knowledge of a working shield longwall. The demonstration showed that the control of large coal lumps may be a problem in the mining of coal seam thicker than 8 feet. Mining with shield type supports provided good working conditions and a safe working environment. The shield requires very little maintenance and has a high mechanical availability.

  17. EDUCAÇÃO PERMANENTE EM ENFERMAGEM E A INTERFACE COM A OUVIDORIA HOSPITALAR

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    Raquel Costa Rodrigues de Souza

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se trata de un estudio descriptivo-exploratorio, con enfoque cualitativo, cuyo objetivo fue investigar las demandas de los usuarios del servicio de Defensoría del Pueblo relacionadas con la asistencia de enfermería y discutir su contribución para la educación permanente. La investigación se desarrolló en hospital público federal, con notoriedad en realización de procedimientos diagnósticos y terapéuticos de alta complejidad en Ortopedia. La recolección de datos se basó en la técnica de análisis documental, incluyendo la gestión de informaciones y materiales, de las demandas de los usuarios que figuran en los registros de la Oficina de Defensoría del Pueblo, relativos al año 2009, (total de 3.895 declaraciones. Hemos clasificado las declaraciones recibidas- en este estudio- según la naturaleza de la comunicación: elogio, pedido de información, queja, sugerencia y denuncia. Hemos considerado la importancia del Servicio de Defensoría del Pueblo para mejorar la actuación de enfermería, teniendo en cuenta las contribuciones extraídas del contexto de las demandas y que la relación interdisciplinar permite percibir y evaluar las necesidades evidenciadas.

  18. CONTROL DE GESTIÓN: DIMENSIONES Y DIAGNÓSTICO PERMANENTE

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    Maritza Hernández Torres

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    Los actuales entornos competitivos en los que se desarrolla la actividad empresarial, junto a la necesidad de responder de forma adecuada a los continuos cambios y constante incertidumbre a los que las organizaciones han de enfrentarse, conllevan una significativa modificación en lo que a la gestión empresarial se refiere, resultando esencial en este sentido, el papel del control de gestión, que como elemento del proceso de dirección, es el que más contribuye a mejorar las actuaciones de cualquier sistema. Las empresas deben tomar decisiones estratégicas adecuadas que permitan alcanzar alguna ventaja competitiva en la búsqueda de la excelencia empresarial a través de un proceso flexible de mejora continua. Para contribuir a tal propósito, en el presente trabajo se realizan algunas reflexiones acerca del control de gestión, abarcando desde el enfoque clásico hasta el moderno, su evolución y situación en las organizaciones cubanas; así como, el análisis de sus dimensiones soportado en un procedimiento para su permanente diagnóstico en correspondencia con las particularidades en que las diferentes empresas desarrollan su actividad.

  19. Biopoder e UPPs: alteridade na experiência do policiamento permanente em comunidades cariocas

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    Thiago Benedito Livramento Melicio

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    Full Text Available O artigo visa refletir sobre a experiência do efetivo policial permanente em dois conjuntos de comunidades cariocas, inserido no escopo das Unidades de Polícia Pacificadora (UPP. Foram realizados dois estudos exploratórios, em agosto e dezembro de 2010. Na esteira do conceito foucaultiano de biopoder, discute-se a UPP como rede de relações de poder que a compõe e a legitima, pensando-se o local em que se instala, a política de Estado a que responde, os atores com que opera e as produções históricas das relações entre Estado e territórios populares. O campo de análise constitui-se, assim, nas práticas e saberes localizados no cotidiano e nos efeitos produzidos com a presença do policial na paisagem da favela. Se novas regras são trazidas com as UPPs, novas identificações são mobilizadas e as modulações de conjunto abrem lacunas, o governo de si não se produz sozinho, mas combina-se com diversidades na gestão da vida.

  20. La cátedra abierta y permanente de Ética

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    Ana María Caballero

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    Full Text Available La Cátedra Abierta y Permanente de Ética se propuso como un espacio de discusión y reflexión ético-política para debatir las diferentes corrientes del pensamiento axiológico y político, que propicie la resignificación de las representaciones culturales y sociales de sentido que permitan desarrollar una mirada socio histórica sobre las relaciones entre educación, ética y cultura colombiana, de tal manera que los estudiantes de la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional asuman una conciencia clara de su función como actores sociales en la construcción de la sociedad civil, la democracia, la promoción y la defensa de los derechos humanos, el crecimiento económico y el desarrollo social. La formación de valores morales que fundamenten una ética cívica parte del conocimiento de la realidad nacional y global, de la autoconciencia de cada individuo que aspira a constituirse en un ser autónomo usando su pensamiento crítico y participando en la construcción de la democracia, como modelo de gobierno que garantiza las libertades individuales, propiciando espacios para la conquista de los ideales de libertad, equidad, solidaridad y tolerancia, que permitan la convivencia ciudadana y la construcción de la nacionalidad colombiana.

  1. Estrategias del Teatro del Oprimido para la formación permanente del profesorado

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    Tomás Motos-Teruel

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo relata una experiencia y su valoración de formación permanente del profesorado basada en el aprendizaje vivencial utilizando como estrategia metodológica el Teatro del Oprimido (TO para estimular y favorecer la reflexión sobre la práctica educativa. Sus objetivos básicos fueron dar a conocer la formulación teórica y la metodología del TO y hacer la transferencia de las estrategias metodológicas vivenciadas a la práctica docente. El estudio se ha planteado desde una óptica cualitativa con el estudio de caso único. Y como resultados más destacables hay que reseñar el interés y la percepción de la utilidad personal y profesional del TO como instrumento de reflexión sobre la acción y generador de clima positivo. El Teatro del Oprimido es una formulación teórica y un método estético cuya teoría y praxis están inspiradas en la Pedagogía del Oprimido de Paulo Freire, utiliza las técnicas dramáticas como un instrumento eficaz para la comprensión y la búsqueda de alternativas a problemas sociales, interpersonales e individuales.

  2. Educação permanente: reflexão na prática da enfermagem hospitalar.

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    José Reginaldo PINTO

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Na prática hospitalar, a Educação Permanente é indispensável à formação dos trabalhadores, os quais necessitam ter conhecimentos renovados em sua prática profissional. Nesta perspectiva, buscou-se analisar por meio dessa pesquisa a percepção dos enfermeiros de um hospital de ensino acerca da educação permanente no ambiente hospitalar. Trata-se de uma pesquisa descritiva com abordagem qualitativa, realizada com nove enfermeiros coordenadores de setores, utilizando-se três grupos focais, constituído por três enfermeiros em cada grupo. A investigação ocorreu no Hospital do Coração do município de Sobral, Ceará. Utilizaram-se entrevistas que foram gravadas nas reuniões dos grupos. A análise de conteúdo de Bardin estruturou os achados encontrados. Esses resultados foram separados por unidades temáticas. Foram respeitados os princípios éticos de acordo com a resolução 466/12. A primeira unidade temática investigou o conhecimento dos sujeitos acerca da Educação Permanente, Continuada e em Serviço. Os primeiros achados identificaram divergências de opiniões dos participantes quando conceituaram a diferenciação entre as modalidades de educação em saúde. A segunda unidade resgatou a opinião dos sujeitos sobre as estratégias para implantar uma comissão de educação permanente no hospital. As falas dos participantes revelaram que a comissão deveria motivar os profissionais a continuarem se qualificando no serviço. Ainda indagaram que essas comissões deveria ter caráter multidisciplinar. A última unidade analisada referiu-se a forma de atuar das comissões de educação permanente. Os investigados assinalaram que elas deveriam proporcionar a melhoria do ensino aos profissionais aplicando as metodologias ativas.

  3. Study of the influence of the temperature in the magnetic properties and in microstructure in the permanent magnets Pr-Fe-B-Nb-Co based obtained by hydrogen; Estudo da influencia da temperatura nas propriedades magneticas e na microestrutura nos imas permanentes a base de Pr-Fe-B-Nb-Co obtidos com hidrogenio

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    Silva, Suelanny Carvalho da

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    Fine magnetic powders were produced using the hydrogenation disproportionation desorption and recombination (HDDR) process. The first stage in this work involved an investigation of the effect of the Co content and range of desorption/ recombination temperatures between 800 and 900 deg C with the purpose of optimizing the HDDR treatment for Pr{sub 14}Fe{sub 80}B{sub 6} and Pr{sub 14}Fe{sub bal}Co{sub x}B{sub 6}Nb{sub 0,1} (x= 0, 4, 8, 10, 12, 16) alloys. The cast alloys were annealed at 1100 deg C for 20 hours for homogenization. The processing temperature (desorption/ recombination) affected the microstructure and magnetic properties of the bonded magnets. The alloy with low cobalt content (4 at.%) required the highest reaction temperature (880 deg C) to yield anisotropic bonded magnets. The optimum temperature for alloys with 8 at.% Co and 10 at.% Co were 840 deg C and 820 deg C, respectively. Alloys with high cobalt content (12 at.% and 16 at.%) were processed at 840 deg C. The optimum desorption temperature for achieving high anisotropy for Pr{sub 14}Fe{sub 80}B{sub 6} and Pr{sub 14}Fe{sub 79,9}B{sub 6}Nb{sub 0,1} was 820 deg C. The best remanence (862 mT) was achieved with the Pr{sub 14}Fe{sub 67,9}B{sub 6}Co{sub 12}Nb{sub 0,1} magnet, processed at 840 deg C. Each alloy required an optimum reaction temperature and exhibited a particular microstructure according to the composition. The second stage of the work involved the characterization, for each temperature, of the Pr{sub 14}Fe{sub 80}B{sub 6} HDDR powder processed using X-ray diffraction analysis. The samples of the HDDR material were studied by synchrotron radiation powder diffraction using the Rietveld method for cell refinement, phase quantification and crystallite sizes determination. Scanning electron microscopy has also been employed to reveal the morphology of the HDDR powder. (author)

  4. Defectos del esmalte, caries en dentición primaria, fuentes de fluoruro y su relación con caries en dientes permanentes Enamel defects, caries in primary dentition and fluoride sources: relationship with caries in permanent teeth

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Explorar la relación entre la presencia de defectos del esmalte (DE, la experiencia de caries en la dentición temporal, y la exposición a diversas fuentes de fluoruros, con la presencia de caries en la dentición permanente de niños con dentición mixta. Material y métodos: Se realizó un estudio transversal en 713 sujetos de 6-9 años de edad de 4 escuelas de Campeche, México, mediante un cuestionario dirigido a las madres, y un examen clínico bucal a los niños. La variable dependiente fue la prevalencia de caries en la dentición permanente. Resultados: El promedio de dientes temporales cariados, extraídos y obturados (ceod y dientes permanentes cariados, perdidos y obturados (CPOD fue de 2,48 (2,82 (ceod > 0 = 58,9% y 0,40 (0,98 (CPOD > 0 = 18,2%, respectivamente. El índice SiC (índice de caries significativa, calculado en la dentición temporal fue de 5,85 para los niños de 6 años de edad. En el análisis de regresión logística multivariado permanecieron significativas, después de ajustar por variables de exposición a fluoruros, la mayor edad (odds ratio [OR] = 2,99, el ceod > 0 (OR = 5,46, la menor escolaridad de la madre (OR = 1,57 y una interacción entre sexo y defectos del esmalte. Conclusiones: Las caries en la dentición temporal y permanente fueron relativamente menores que las observaciones publicadas por otros estudios en México. Los resultados confirmaron que la caries en la dentición temporal se asoció fuertemente con la caries en la dentición permanente. No hubo una relación significativa entre las fuentes de fluoruro y la caries dental en la dentición permanente.Objective: To examine the relationship between the presence of enamel defects, dental caries in primary teeth, and exposure to various fluoride technologies and the presence of dental caries in permanent teeth in children with mixed dentition. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 713 children aged 6-9 years old

  5. TENDENCIATEMPORALDE LAINCAPACIDAD LABORAL PERMANENTE EN ESPAÑA (1992-2010

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    Full Text Available Fundamentos: La incapacidad permanente (IP es un problema de salud laboral en el que intervienen factores laborales, sanitarios o legales, los cuales han variado en España a lo largo de los últimos años. El objetivo del presente estudio es describir la tendencia temporal de la IP en España desde 1992 a 2010 por gravedad de la incapacidad y diferentes variables sociodemográficas y de afiliación a la seguridad social. Métodos: A partir de los datos de la Seguridad Social sobre afiliación y altas de IP en España se describió la tendencia temporal de la incidencia anual de la IP en el periodo comprendido entre 1992 y 2010. Para valorar las tendencias se estimó el porcentaje de cambio anual (PCA y el intervalo de confianza al 95% mediante un modelo de regresión binomial negativa. Resultados: La tendencia de la incidencia de IP se subdividió en tres periodos. El primero (1992 a 1997 presentó una incidencia aproximadamente constante de 75 casos por 10.000 trabajadores (PCA1= -0,1; IC 95%:-1,6 a 1,4. Seguidamente las tasas descendieron durante un período de tres años (PCA2:-12,1%; IC 95%:-13,9 a -10,4, situándose alrededor de 50 nuevos casos por 10.000 trabajadores en el año 2000. A partir de este año la incidencia de IP se mantuvo aproximadamente constante hasta el año 2010 (PCA3=0,4; IC 95%:-0,2 a 1,0. Conclusiones: Apesar del incremento de trabajadores afiliados a la seguridad social en el periodo estudiado, la incidencia de IP se mantiene bastante estable, con un descenso entre 1997 y 2000 que se podría atribuir a las medidas de evaluación y seguimiento de las IP adoptados en 1995.

  6. Permanent education in health. An instrument to enhance interpersonal relations in nursing work La educación permanente en salud. Instrumento potenciador de las relaciones interpersonales del trabajo en enfermería Educação permanente em saúde. Instrumento potencializador das relações interpessoais no trabalho da enfermagem

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    Juliane Portella Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available This is a reflexive study about the need to adopt Permanent Education in Health, as an instrument capable of transforming interpersonal relations in nursing work, as it values and respect collective construction with a view to the qualification of care. Privileging specialization programs only, with a focus on work techniques, on educative processes, as a training strategy for health services, ends up reinforcing the fragmentation of care, teams and the work process. In conclusion, Permanent Education in Health serves not only as teaching and learning practice to update and transform practices, but also influences team relations, transforming joint action processes and, at the same time, implying each subject-worker involved in health practices.Se trata de un estudio reflexivo sobre la necesidad de adoptar la Educación Permanente en Salud, como un instrumento capaz de transformar las relaciones interpersonales en el trabajo de la enfermería, ya que valora y respeta la construcción colectiva para la calificación de la atención. Privilegiar sólo la especialización con direccionalidad en la técnica del trabajo en los procesos educativos, como estrategia de capacitación para los servicios de salud, acaba por reforzar la fragmentación del cuidado, de los equipos y del proceso de trabajo. Se concluye que la Educación Permanente en Salud, además de servir como práctica de enseñanza y aprendizaje para la actualización y transformación de las prácticas, actúa en las relaciones del equipo, transformando los procesos de acción conjunta y, al mismo tiempo, implicando cada sujeto-trabajador involucrado en las prácticas de salud.Se trata de um estudo reflexivo sobre a necessidade de adotar a Educação Permanente em Saúde, como um instrumento capaz de transformar as relações interpessoais no trabalho da enfermaria, já que, valoriza e respeita a construção coletiva, para a qualificação do atendimento. Privilegiar só a especializa

  7. EDUCAÇÃO PERMANENTE NO CONTEXTO HOSPITALAR: A EXPERIÊNCIA QUE RESSIGNIFICA O CUIDADO EM ENFERMAGEM

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    Flores,Giovana Ely; Oliveira,Dora Lúcia Leidens de; Zocche,Denise Antunes de Azambuja

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    Resumo O artigo aborda o processo de formação vivenciado por enfermeiras educadoras no contexto hospitalar, na perspectiva da educação permanente em saúde, com destaques para as experiências que constituíram esse processo, os sentidos dessa formação e as mudanças decorridas no desenvolvimento do cuidado de enfermagem com base nas aprendizagens significativas. Tratou-se de estudo qualitativo exploratório-descritivo, desenvolvido por meio de grupos focais com sete enfermeiras que atuavam no Pro...

  8. Ätiologie und Prävalenz permanenter kindlicher Hörstörungen in Deutschland

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    Spormann-Lagodzinski, ME; Nubel, K; König, O; Gross, M; Gross, M

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    Permanente Hörstörungen bei Kindern haben in den letzten Jahren bezüglich Ätiologie und Prävalenz einen deutlichen Wandel erlebt. In den westlichen Industrienationen ist sie auf 1 bis 3 pro 1.000 Neugeborene gesunken. Nach Ergebnissen des Deutschen Zentralregisters für kindliche Hörstörungen (DZH) liegt die Prävalenz in Deutschland bei ca. 1,2:1.000. Von 6.200 ausgewerteten Datensätzen des DZH haben 36% aller permanenten Hörstörungen eine (vermutlich oder gesichert) genetische Ursache, 18% si...

  9. Minería de datos en la encuesta permanente de hogares 2009, universidad nacional del litoral, argentina

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    Denis Lizazo Torres; Roberto Delfor Meyer; Verena Torres Cárdenas

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    En este trabajo se aplicó por primera vez la Minería de Datos a la información generada por la Encuesta Permanente de Hogares del año 2009, del Observatorio Social de la Universi-dad del Litoral en Santa Fe, Argentina. El objetivo fue utilizar algoritmos de clasificación que poseen enfoques descriptivos, y es una de las tareas más utilizada en Minería de Datos para obtener nuevos conocimientos sobre la familia santafecina. La base de datos fue confeccio-nada con la información en el relevamie...

  10. Las ciencias naturales me generan... emociones vinculadas a las ciencias en la formación docente permanente

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    Presentamos y discutimos resultados de una indagación realizada en el contexto de una propuesta de formación docente permanente, respecto de las emociones asociadas a las ciencias naturales, a su enseñanza y a la realización de trabajos experimentales entre docentes de primaria y secundaria de Argentina. Las emociones manifestadas hacia las ciencias fueron positivas (interés, atracción, motivación), aunque respecto de su enseñanza y la realización de actividades experimentales se expresaron a...

  11. Evaluación de la formación permanente del profesorado: enfoque de resultados || Evaluation of permanent teacher training: approach of results

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    José Domínguez

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    Full Text Available La evolución del sistema educativo ha provocado cambios significativos en la formación permanente del profesorado, por tanto, es necesario un diagnóstico de necesidades utilizando instrumentos y metodologías que informen de las demandas formativas profesionales. En este sentido, el objetivo principal del estudio se centra en aportar luz sobre las percepciones y expectativas del profesorado acerca de la formación permanente en la Comunidad Autónoma de Galicia. Para ello, se utilizó una metodología evaluativa centrada en el contexto, entrada, proceso y producto (diseño CIPP. Los resultados confirman que la evolución de la formación se viene incrementando en su oferta pero disminuyendo su eficacia. Además, se ha comprobado la necesidad de reestructurar la formación permanente, apostando por un modelo más global, con cobertura en todas las necesidades formativas del profesorado. El gran reto de la formación permanente del profesorado es la transferibilidad de la misma al contexto del aula, una cuestión sencilla pero muy difícil de evaluar. Mejorar la calidad educativa depende directamente de la eficiencia y excelencia en la formación docente, la cual debería someterse a un proceso de revisión y actualización permanente.

  12. Innovative partnerships to advance public health training in community-based academic residency programs

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    Full Text Available Joan C Lo,1–3 Thomas E Baudendistel,2,3 Abhay Dandekar,3,4 Phuoc V Le,5 Stanton Siu,2,3 Bruce Blumberg6 1Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA, USA; 2Department of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA; 3Graduate Medical Education, Kaiser Permanente East Bay, Oakland, CA, USA; 4Department of Pediatrics, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA; 5School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA; 6Graduate Medical Education, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA, USA Abstract: Collaborative partnerships between community-based academic residency ­training programs and schools of public health, represent an innovative approach to training future physician leaders in population management and public health. In Kaiser Permanente Northern California, development of residency-Masters in Public Health (MPH tracks in the Internal Medicine Residency and the Pediatrics Residency programs, with MPH graduate studies completed at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, enables physicians to integrate clinical training with formal education in epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, and disease prevention. These residency-MPH programs draw on more than 50 years of clinical education, public health training, and health services research – creating an environment that sparks inquiry and added value by developing skills in patient-centered care through the lens of population-based outcomes. Keywords: graduate medical education, public health, master’s degree, internal medicine, pediatrics, residency training

  13. Control permanente de la gestión sanitaria por monitoreo de costos mediante acontecimientos indicadores

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    Horacio Villanueva

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar el costo operacional de un servicio quirúrgico, comparar los resultados con estándares y determinar la incidencia de costos. Obtener una metodología eficaz para este fin, extrapolable a todo tipo de servicio asistencial y de fácil instrumentación en una herramienta informática convencional (base de datos de alta difusión y bajo costo que pueda usarse en el control permanente de la gestión. Métodos. El estudio se realizó durante 1999 en el Servicio de Ortopedia y Traumatología del Hospital Estatal "Domingo Funes", Córdoba, Argentina. De los 817 pacientes sometidos a procedimientos diagnósticos o terapéuticos en ese servicio a lo largo del año, se seleccionaron los 154 que necesitaron internación y maniobras quirúrgicas o instrumentales. Se utilizó el método de acontecimientos indicadores descrito por Kessner. Dichos acontecimientos, clasificados en función de su complejidad (alta, mediana, escasa o nula, fueron seleccionados y definidos por consenso de expertos: especialistas médicos y economistas. Se valoraron los costos directos e indirectos para estudiar su peso en el costo total, en cuya estimación se utilizaron nueve variables que se aplicaron a los diferentes acontecimientos indicadores. Resultados. El mayor peso del costo total, tanto estándar como real, recayó en ambos casos sobre la variable "día cama". De la variable "día cama" en el total de acontecimientos indicadores, el 51,2% correspondió a la internación social (costo indirecto y el 48,8% a la internación terapéutica (costo directo. Su diferencia con respecto al costo estándar fue un aumento del orden del 117%. Los costos indirectos (internación social e insumos terapéuticos absorbieron casi la mitad del costo real total. El costo real de todos los acontecimientos investigados, sin incluir los costos indirectos, solo superó al costo estándar en un 6,4%. Incluyendo los costos indirectos (internación social e insumos terap

  14. A educação permanente da equipe de enfermagem para o cuidado nos serviços de saúde mental

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    Estudio exploratório, cuyo objetivo fue analizar la necesidad de la educación permanente del equipo de enfermera para cuidar en los servicios de la salud mental. Fueron estudiadas treinta siete profesionales de enfermería mental. Como resultados, se verificó que él equipe de la enfermería demanda calificación de vasto espectro. Se concluye que la educación permanente del equipo del oficio de enfermera de la salud mental exige más allá de programas educativos establecidos en la def...

  15. Formación permanente y distribución del profesorado de Educación Secundaria por comarcas y departamentos. El caso de Asturias

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    Este estudio se centra en la formación del profesorado y explora las relaciones existentes entre la formación permanente y diversas características del profesorado, las comarcas y departamentos de los IES en Asturias. Como resultado de una investigación basada en el análisis de datos secundarios cuantitativos del profesorado y municipios de Asturias se obtiene una radiografía de la formación permanente de su profesorado (modalidad y materia de formación). Se realizan análisis a nivel de depar...

  16. Gestión de la formación permanente del docente: reflexión y propuesta

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    MSc. Silvia M. Sarmiento-Berrezueta

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    Full Text Available La práctica educativa actual exige implementar un nuevo Modelode Gestión de la formación permanente de los docentes basado en los estándares de calidad. Este artículo se centra en cómo alcanzar la calidad de la gestión formativa profesional mediante una propuesta de autoformación y co-formación basada sobre la reflexión, valoración y motivación, normada desde el Código de Convivencia, que conlleva a aprender y desaprender en los colectivos de docentes de educación básica superior en el Ecuador.

  17. Inmunización y militarización del cuerpo social en Colombia: el Estado en emergencia permanente

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    Juan Pablo Aranguren Romero

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    Full Text Available En este artículo analizo cómo las estrategias de guerra contrainsurgente emprendidas en Colombia durante las décadas de los sesenta y los setenta recrean un dispositivo inmunitario en donde la nación es entendida como un cuerpo social amenazado e infectado por ideologías comunistas y en donde su seguridad y protección contra los actos violentos, suponen la administración de la violencia. Sostengo que este dispositivo inmunitario, opera bajo una lógica autodestructiva y una noción de amenaza deslocalizada que incentivó la militarización de la sociedad, la gestión del miedo y el sostenimiento de un Estado en emergencia permanente. Hechos que, a su vez, permitieron la apelación a la excepcionalidad constitucional como forma de gobierno normalizada.

  18. MERCOSUR ambiental. El aporte del Laudo 1/2012 del Tribunal Permanente de Revisión

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    Alberto Cesar Moreira

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    Full Text Available El trabajo reflexiona acerca de la dimensión ambiental del MERCOSUR, identificando los desarrollos institucionales y normativos más significativos e intentando desentrañar algunas de las causas que dificultan su consolidación. En ese orden de ideas, destaca la escasa utilización que los Estados han hecho del sistema de solución de controversias de este esquema y pone de resalto el aporte del laudo 1/2012 del Tribunal Permanente de Revisión, ya que al resolver sobre su competencia en razón de la materia, reconoce y acompaña a las distintas dimensiones que el MERCOSUR ha ido desarrollado, entre ellas la ambiental.

  19. COMPETENCIAS EMPRENDEDORAS DEL ALUMNADO DE EDUCACIÓN PERMANENTE DE ADULTOS EN ANDALUCÍA. PERCEPCIÓN DEL PROFESORADO

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    José Ma. Fernández Batanero

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo analizamos la percepción que tiene el profesorado de Educación Permanente de Personas Adultas en Andalucía (España acerca del grado de presencia de competencias emprendedoras en su alumnado. Para dar respuesta al objetivo planteado adoptamos un diseño de investigación de tipo descriptivo, donde el enfoque de recolección y análisis de datos se ha definido como mixto, en el que se integran técnicas cualitativas (entrevistas en profundidad y cuantitativas (cuestionario. Para la validación del cuestionario, se utilizó la técnica de juicio de expertos, seleccionados mediante el procedimiento de «Coeficiente de competencia experta» o «Coeficiente K». El análisis de la fiabilidad del cuestionario a través de la prueba de Cronbach fue de 0,957. El cuestionario ha sido respondido por 549 profesores y profesoras de Centros de Educación Permanente de Andalucía y se han realizado 23 entrevistas en profundidad a informantes claves (directores de centros y coordinadores de sección. Los resultados muestran con claridad la percepción, tanto del profesorado como de aquellos que ejercen el ejercicio de la dirección, que el alumnado de estos centros educativos no están lo suficientemente preparados para iniciar por su cuenta un proyecto empresarial, a pesar de cursar contenidos curriculares de cultura emprendedora. Consideran que aún no poseen las competencias emprendedoras necesarias para crear y gestionar eficazmente un proyecto empresarial, constituyendo la falta de creatividad uno de los mayores obstáculos para dicho fin. Así mismo, se desprende del estudio la escasa incidencia que ejercen los programas de cultura emprendedora que se desarrollan en este tipo de centros.

  20. [The history of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society during the Third Reich. Interim reports of the president's commission of the Max Planck Society].

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    In 1997 the Max Planck Society set up a presidential commission to do research on the historical development of its precursor organization, the Kaiser Wilhelm Society (KWG), during the Third Reich. This paper presents some of the important results given in the interim reports of this commission that are relevant to psychiatry. It focuses on brain research, anthropology, psychiatric genetics, and the role of the well-known biochemist Adolf Butenandt. In general, the interim reports reflect the numerous links between the biomedical research of the KWG and the institutions of the National Socialist (Nazi) state. However, they do not yet allow a final historical assessment as to the complex situation of this field of research during National Socialism.

  1. Gestão participativa na educação permanente em saúde: olhar das enfermeiras Gestión participativa en la educación permanente en salud: visión de las enfermeras Participative management in permanent health education: view of the nurses

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    Adriane Calvetti de Medeiros

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    Full Text Available Este estudo de abordagem qualitativa teve como objetivo conhecer as estratégias de gestão, com base na Educação Permanente em Saúde (EPS. Os participantes da pesquisa foram seis enfermeiras assistenciais de uma unidade de terapia intensiva de um hospital universitário do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Utilizou-se como instrumento de coleta de dados o Método de Círculo de Cultura de Freire. Os dados foram coletados nos meses de junho a agosto/2007. Os resultados apontam para o planejamento participativo e tomada de decisão como estratégias da EPS que promovem a autonomia, a valorização, a competência técnica e a construção do trabalho em equipe, em seu próprio percurso de aprendizagem.Este estudio de abordaje cualitativa tuvo como objetivo conocer las estrategias de gestión, con base en la Educación Permanente en Salud (EPS. Los participantes de la investigación fueron seis enfermeras asistenciales de una unidad de terapia intensiva de un hospital universitario del Estado de Rio Grande do Sul. Se utilizó como instrumento de recollección de datos el Método de Círculo de Cultura de Freire. Los dados fueran recogidos en los meses de junio a agosto/2007. Los resultados apuntan para la planificación participativo y toma de decisión como estrategias de la EPS que promueven la autonomía, la valorización, la competencia técnica y la construcción del trabajo en equipo, en su propio recorrido de aprendizajeThis study is of qualitative approach, and aimed at knowing the management strategies, on the basis of the Permanent Education in Health (PEH. The participants of the research had been six nurses of an intensive care unit from an university hospital in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The Method Circle of Culture of Freire was used like as instrument for collection of data. The data were collected in the period from June to august, 2007. Results point out participative planning and decision making as strategies of the

  2. Estrategias del Teatro del Oprimido para la formación permanente del profesorado (Strategies from the Theatre of the Oppressed for Permanent Training of Teaching Staff (Stratégies du théâtre de l'opprimé pour la formation permanente du corps d'enseignants (Estratégias do teatro do oprimido para a formação permanente do professorado

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    Tomás Motos-Teruel

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEste artículo relata una experiencia y su valoración de forma- ción permanente del profesorado basada en el aprendizaje vi- vencial utilizando como estrategia metodológica el Teatro del Oprimido (TO para estimular y favorecer la reflexión sobre la práctica educativa. Sus objetivos básicos fueron dar a conocer la formulación teórica y la metodología del TO y hacer la trans- ferencia de las estrategias metodológicas vivenciadas a la práctica docente. El estudio se ha planteado desde una óptica cualitativa con el estudio de caso único. Y como resultados más destacables hay que reseñar el interés y la percepción de la utili- dad personal y profesional del TO como instrumento de reflexión sobre la acción y generador de clima positivo. El Teatro del Opri- mido es una formulación teórica y un método estético cuya teo- ría y praxis están inspiradas en la Pedagogía del Oprimido de Paulo Freire, utiliza las técnicas dramáticas como un instrumen- to eficaz para la comprensión y la búsqueda de alternativas a problemas sociales, interpersonales e individuales.AbstractThis paper describes an experience and its as- sessment for application in permanent training of teaching staff, based on experiential learning and using the Theatre of the Oppressed (TO to stimu- late the thought about educational practice. The principal aims were to bring to the attention the theory and methodology of TO and to transfer its experiential methodological strategies to educa- tion practice. The study was designed as a quali- tative analysis of a single case study. The principal results include the interest and perception of use- fulness both at personal and professional levels, of TO as an instrument of thought and a generator of positive environments. The Theatre of the Oppres- sed is a theoretic concept and aesthetic method, the theory and praxis of which are inspired by Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed. It uses dra- ma techniques as

  3. Caries dental aguda del primer molar permanente en niños de 12 años

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    Daniel Enrique Reyes Romagosa

    Full Text Available Introducción: el primer molar permanente es considerado la llave de la oclusión dentaria, la presencia de caries en éste es elevada, lo que dificulta el logro de las metas trazadas por organizaciones de salud a nivel mundial en este grupo de edad. Objetivo: determinar el comportamiento de la caries dental aguda en primer molar permanente en una población de 12 años de edad atendida en la Clínica Estomatológica Santa Cruz de la Parroquia Goaigoaza. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal en la Clínica Estomatológica Santa Cruz. Parroquia Goaigoaza, municipio Puerto Cabello, estado Carabobo, en el período comprendido entre abril del 2009 a abril 2010. Se seleccionaron 97 pacientes de 12 años de edad los que constituyeron el universo y la muestra. Acudieron a la consulta por dolor debido a la presencia de caries dental aguda. Se registraron las variables: edad, sexo, grado clínico de la caries dental, estímulos externos que provocaron dolor, la cara dental y la arcada dentaria más afectadas. La información fue recogida mediante interrogatorio y examen clínico. Resultados: el sexo masculino representó el 63,9 %. La caries dental de 3er grado estuvo presente en un 68 %. Los estímulos externos que provocaron dolor fueron: el frío presente en 75,2 % y los alimentos dulces en 69,1 % en ambos sexos. El primer molar inferior derecho resultó más afectado (46,4 % que el izquierdo (36,1 %, así como la arcada dentaria inferior (25,8 % y la cara oclusal (64,9 %. Conclusiones: predominaron el sexo masculino y la caries dental aguda de 3er grado. El frío y los alimentos dulces fueron los estímulos externos más frecuentes. Los más afectados resultaron el primer molar inferior derecho, la cara oclusal y la arcada dentaria inferior.

  4. Minería de datos en la encuesta permanente de hogares 2009, universidad nacional del litoral, argentina

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    Denis Lizazo Torres

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se aplicó por primera vez la Minería de Datos a la información generada por la Encuesta Permanente de Hogares del año 2009, del Observatorio Social de la Universi-dad del Litoral en Santa Fe, Argentina. El objetivo fue utilizar algoritmos de clasificación que poseen enfoques descriptivos, y es una de las tareas más utilizada en Minería de Datos para obtener nuevos conocimientos sobre la familia santafecina. La base de datos fue confeccio-nada con la información en el relevamiento de 2009, denominado Onda 2009, y se procesó con el software de minería de datos Weka 3.6.2. Los algoritmos de clasificación que mejores resultados aportaron fueron: ZeroR, Ridor y J48, pertenecientes a los grupos de Reglas y Árboles de Decisión, siendo el algoritmo de clasificación J48 el que mejor clasifica a la En-cuesta Permanente de Hogares 2009 del Observatorio Social de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral. In this work it was applied the Data Mining for the first time, to the information generated by the Permanent Survey of Homes of the year 2009, of the Social Observatory of the University of the Litoral in Santa Fe, Argentina. The objective was to use classification algorithms that possess descriptive focuses and it is one of the tasks more used in Data Mining, to obtain new knowledge on the family of Santa Fe. The database was made with the information of the Permanent Survey of Homes of the year 2009 and it was processed with the software of data mining Weka 3.6.2. The classification algorithms that better results contributed were: ZeroR, Ridor and J48, belonging to the groups of Rules and Trees of Decision, being the classifica-tion algorithm J48 the one that better it classifies to the Permanent Survey of Homes 2009, of the Social Observatory of the National University of the Litoral.

  5. Alcoholic beverage intake and risk of lung cancer: the California Men's Health Study.

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    Chao, Chun; Slezak, Jeff M; Caan, Bette J; Quinn, Virginia P

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    We investigated the effect of alcoholic beverage consumption on the risk of lung cancer using the California Men's Health Study. The California Men's Health Study is a multiethnic cohort of 84,170 men ages 45 to 69 years who are members of the Kaiser Permanente California health plans. Demographics and detailed lifestyle characteristics were collected from surveys mailed between 2000 and 2003. Incident lung cancer cases were identified by health plan cancer registries through December 2006 (n=210). Multivariable Cox's regression was used to examine the effects of beer, red wine, white wine (including rosé), and liquor consumption on risk of lung cancer adjusting for age, race/ethnicity, education, income, body mass index, history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/emphysema, and smoking history. There was a significant linear decrease in risk of lung cancer associated with consumption of red wine among ever-smokers: hazard ratio (HR), 0.98; 95% confidence interval (95% CI), 0.96-1.00 for increase of 1 drink per month. This relationship was slightly stronger among heavy smokers (>or=20 pack-years): HR, 0.96; 95% CI, 0.93-1.00. When alcoholic beverage consumption was examined by frequency of intake, consumption of >or=1 drink of red wine per day was associated with an approximately 60% reduced lung cancer risk in ever-smokers: HR, 0.39; 95% CI, 0.14-1.08. No clear associations with lung cancer were seen for intake of white wine, beer, or liquor. Moderate red wine consumption was inversely associated with lung cancer risk after adjusting for confounders. Our results should not be extrapolated to heavy alcohol consumption.

  6. Red wine consumption and risk of prostate cancer: the California men's health study.

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    Chao, Chun; Haque, Reina; Van Den Eeden, Stephen K; Caan, Bette J; Poon, Kwun-Yee T; Quinn, Virginia P

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    Red wine contains polyphenol antioxidants that inhibit prostate cancer development in animal studies. We investigated the effect of red wine intake on the risk of prostate cancer using data prospectively collected in the California Men's Health Study (CMHS). CMHS is a multiethnic cohort of 84,170 men aged 45-69 years who were members of the Kaiser Permanente Southern and Northern California Health Plans. Information on demographic and lifestyle factors was collected using mailed questionnaires between 2002 and 2003. We used Cox models to estimate the effect of red wine on prostate cancer risk, adjusting for potential confounders. A total of 1,340 incident prostate cancer cases identified from Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Result-affiliated cancer registries were included in the analyses. We did not find a clear association between red wine intake and risk of prostate cancer. Hazard ratio (HR) estimates for consuming or =1 drink/week but or =1 drink/day were 0.89, 95% confidence interval (0.74-1.07), 0.99 (0.83-1.17) and 0.88 (0.70-1.12), respectively. Further, we observed no linear dose response. The lack of association for red wine intake was consistently observed when we restricted the analyses to those with and without a history of PSA screening. In addition, we also did not observe any association with prostate cancer for beer, white wine, liquor or combined alcoholic beverage intake (HR for combined alcoholic beverage intake of > or =5 drinks/day = 1.16 (0.83-1.63). Neither red wine nor total alcohol consumption were associated with prostate cancer risk in this population of moderate drinkers.

  7. Food Environment and Weight Change: Does Residential Mobility Matter?: The Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE).

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    Laraia, Barbara A; Downing, Janelle M; Zhang, Y Tara; Dow, William H; Kelly, Maggi; Blanchard, Samuel D; Adler, Nancy; Schillinger, Dean; Moffet, Howard; Warton, E Margaret; Karter, Andrew J

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    Associations between neighborhood food environment and adult body mass index (BMI; weight (kg)/height (m)2) derived using cross-sectional or longitudinal random-effects models may be biased due to unmeasured confounding and measurement and methodological limitations. In this study, we assessed the within-individual association between change in food environment from 2006 to 2011 and change in BMI among adults with type 2 diabetes using clinical data from the Kaiser Permanente Diabetes Registry collected from 2007 to 2011. Healthy food environment was measured using the kernel density of healthful food venues. Fixed-effects models with a 1-year-lagged BMI were estimated. Separate models were fitted for persons who moved and those who did not. Sensitivity analysis using different lag times and kernel density bandwidths were tested to establish the consistency of findings. On average, patients lost 1 pound (0.45 kg) for each standard-deviation improvement in their food environment. This relationship held for persons who remained in the same location throughout the 5-year study period but not among persons who moved. Proximity to food venues that promote nutritious foods alone may not translate into clinically meaningful diet-related health changes. Community-level policies for improving the food environment need multifaceted strategies to invoke clinically meaningful change in BMI among adult patients with diabetes. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  8. Restorative Integral Support (RIS) for Older Adults Experiencing Co-Occurring Disorders

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    Larkin, Heather; MacFarland, Nicole S.

    2012-01-01

    The Restorative Integral Support (RIS) model is a whole person response that assists people to overcome adversity. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study conducted by Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the association between stressors in childhood and multiple later-life health and social problems.…

  9. Valoración "in vitro" de las fuerzas de adhesión de un sistema adhesivo convencional y otro autograbante en esmalte de dientes temporales y permanentes

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    Herrera Martínez, Gilberto de Jesús

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo trata de aportar más información sobre un nuevo adhesivo autograbante a esmalte de dientes temporales y permanentes. El objetivo es valorar las fuerzas de adhesión en MPa de los sistemas adhesivos (convencional y autograbante),en el esmalte de dientes temporales y permanentes. Métodos: utilizando una muestra de 160 dientes (temporales y permanentes)a nivel de la estructura del esmalte, divididos en cuatro grupos, no tomándose en cuenta para el criterio de selección la p...

  10. Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 assessment in a case-control study: comparison of fluorescence in situ hybridization and quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction performed by central laboratories.

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    Baehner, Frederick L; Achacoso, Ninah; Maddala, Tara; Shak, Steve; Quesenberry, Charles P; Goldstein, Lynn C; Gown, Allen M; Habel, Laurel A

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    The optimal method to assess human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status remains highly controversial. Before reporting patient HER2 results, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/College of American Pathologists (CAP) guidelines mandate that laboratories demonstrate ≥ 95% concordance to another approved laboratory or methodology. Here, we compare central laboratory HER2 assessed by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) using Oncotype DX in lymph node-negative, chemotherapy-untreated patients from a large Kaiser Permanente case-control study. Breast cancer specimens from the Kaiser-Genomic Health study were examined. Central FISH assessment of HER2 amplification and polysomy 17 was conducted by PhenoPath Laboratories (ratios > 2.2, 1.8 to 2.2, and < 1.8 define HER2 positive, HER2 equivocal, and HER2 negative, respectively). HER2 expression by RT-PCR was conducted using Oncotype DX by Genomic Health (normalized expression units ≥ 11.5, 10.7 to < 11.5, and < 10.7 define HER2 positive, HER2 equivocal, and HER2 negative, respectively). Concordance analyses followed ASCO/CAP guidelines. HER2 concordance by central FISH and central RT-PCR was 97% (95% CI, 96% to 99%). Twelve percent (67 of 568 patients) and 11% (60 of 568 patients) of patients were HER2 positive by RT-PCR and FISH, respectively. HER2-positive patients had increased odds of dying from breast cancer compared with HER2-negative patients. Polysomy 17 was demonstrated in 12.5% of all patients and 33% of FISH-positive patients. Nineteen of 20 FISH-positive patients with polysomy 17 were also RT-PCR HER2 positive. Although not statistically significantly different, HER2-positive/polysomy 17 patients tended to have the worst prognosis, followed by HER2-positive/eusomic, HER2-negative/polysomy 17, and HER2-negative/eusomic patients. There is a high degree of concordance between central FISH and quantitative RT

  11. Historias de vida de mujeres afincadas de forma permanente en situación de exclusión social

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    Gabriela Moriana Mateo

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta parte de los resultados de un trabajo de campo etnográfico realizado en distintos centros de Servicios Sociales Especializados para mujeres de la Generalitat Valenciana. Su objetivo es conocer los tipos de violencia y los factores de exclusión social que subyacen en las historias de vida de las mujeres institucionalizadas. La metodología de investigación utilizada ha sido de índole cualitativa. Se ha realizado observación participante y entrevistas tanto informales como biográficas que, junto con documentos personales e informes sociales, han permitido elaborar 15 historias de vida. Aunque en esta aproximación tan sólo se analizan las cuatro afincadas en la situación de exclusión social de forma permanente. Respecto a los resultados, cabe señalar que en las trayectorias vitales analizadas subyacen distintos factores de exclusión social que afectan tanto a los hombres como a las mujeres, pero también importantes factores específicos de género, como la violencia contra las mujeres intrafamiliar y de género.

  12. Educação permanente: uma ferramenta para o desenvolvimento docente na graduação

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    Carlos Alberto Lazarini

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a percepção dos docentes tutores e dos docentes da Unidade de Prática Profissional (UPP da primeira série dos cursos de Medicina e Enfermagem da Famema quanto à relevância de participar do programa de Educação Permanente (EP. MÉTODOS: Estudo exploratório com questionário semiestruturado. Empregou-se a técnica de análise temática do Discurso do Sujeito Coletivo. RESULTADOS: A quase totalidade dos sujeitos considerou a atividade de EP como relevante. Os docentes da UPP apontaram ótimo espaço para aprendizagem, troca de experiências e reflexão sobre a prática. As ideias centrais dos tutores foram bom espaço de discussão e reflexão, porém um momento mal aproveitado. CONSIDERAÇÕES: Para os docentes da UPP, a proposta da EP (reflexão sobre a prática vem sendo atingida, mas não tem respondido às expectativas e ao entendimento dos tutores. Dada a importância do desenvolvimento docente para a sustentação de um currículo inovador, é necessário problematizar os sentidos implícitos nesta fala em busca de uma EP mais responsiva aos tutores

  13. Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and multiple sclerosis susceptibility: A multiethnic study.

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    Langer-Gould, Annette; Wu, Jun; Lucas, Robyn; Smith, Jessica; Gonzales, Edlin; Amezcua, Lilyana; Haraszti, Samantha; Chen, Lie Hong; Quach, Hong; James, Judith A; Barcellos, Lisa F; Xiang, Anny H

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    To determine whether Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) or cytomegalovirus (CMV) seropositivity is associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) in blacks and Hispanics and to what extent measures of the hygiene hypothesis or breastfeeding could explain these findings. EBV and CMV have been associated with MS risk in whites, and the timing and frequency of both viruses vary by factors implicated in the hygiene hypothesis. Incident cases of MS or its precursor, clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), and matched controls (blacks, 111 cases/128 controls; Hispanics, 173/187; whites, 235/256) were recruited from the membership of Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Logistic regression models accounted for HLA-DRB1*1501 status, smoking, socioeconomic status, age, sex, genetic ancestry, and country of birth. Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen-1 (EBNA-1) seropositivity was independently associated with an increased odds of MS/CIS in all 3 racial/ethnic groups ( p < 0.001 for blacks and whites, p = 0.02 for Hispanics). In contrast, CMV seropositivity was associated with a lower risk of MS/CIS in Hispanics ( p = 0.004) but not in blacks ( p = 0.95) or whites ( p = 0.96). Being born in a low/middle-income country was associated with a lower risk of MS in Hispanics ( p = 0.02) but not after accounting for EBNA-1 seropositivity. Accounting for breastfeeding did not diminish the association between CMV and MS in Hispanics. The consistency of EBNA-1 seropositivity with MS across racial/ethnic groups and between studies points to a strong biological link between EBV infection and MS risk. The association between past CMV infection and MS risk supports the broader hygiene hypothesis, but the inconsistency of this association across racial/ethnic groups implies noncausal associations. © 2017 American Academy of Neurology.

  14. Educação permanente em saúde e no trabalho de enfermagem: perspectiva de uma práxis transformadora.

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    da Silva, Luiz Anildo Anacleto; Centro de Educação Superior Norte da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria; Ferraz, Fabiane; Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; Lino, Mônica Motta; Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; Backes, Vânia Marli Schubert; Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; Schmidt, Sandra Marcia Soares; Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

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    Trata-se de uma reflexão teórica que tem por objetivo estimular os leitores a repensar o papel da educação permanente dos sujeitos-trabalhadores da saúde e de enfermagem na perspectiva do desenvolvimento individual e coletivo, por meio da práxis transformadora. Procurou-se fazer uma articulação reflexiva dos princípios da práxis transformadora apresentada pelo filósofo Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez com os preceitos de educação permanente em saúde e no trabalho de enfermagem. Tal articulação apresent...

  15. A proposta da educação permanente em saúde na atualização da equipe de saúde em diabetes mellitus

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    Rodrigues,Andreia Cristinha Seabra; Vieira,Gisele de Lacerda Chaves; Torres,Heloisa de Carvalho

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    O objetivo do estudo foi relatar a experiência da Educação Permanente em Saúde na atualização da equipe de saúde de uma Unidade Básica de Saúde para a atenção integral e humanizada às pessoas com diabetes tipo 2. A metodologia de escolha para a capacitação das equipes de saúde foi a Educação em Permanente em Saúde, por meio de oficinas educativas em diabetes com enfoque na problematização do processo educativo e profissional. Buscou-se, assim, construir um programa de educação em diabetes vis...

  16. La aspiración de Brasil al asiento permanente en el Consejo de Seguridad de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas: un breve panorama

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    Renata de Melo Rosa

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la posición de Brasil frente a la aspiración de un asiento permanente al Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas. Los esfuerzos entabulados por Brasil en el escenario internacional, los discursos del primer rango del gobierno, así como un protagonismo más acelerado frente a los vecinos latino-americanos confirman esta aspiración. Pero, Brasil aún enfrenta serios problemas internos de seguridad nacional y tendrá que enfrentar otros compañeros regionales también, aspirantes a un assiento de miembro permanente en el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU, como Canadá, por ejemplo. La ocupación del assiento temporario en el bienio de 2010-2011 también es uno de los factores analizados en este trabajo.

  17. Educação Permanente no cotidiano da Atenção Básica no Mato Grosso do Sul

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    Jacinta de Fátima Franco Pereira Machado

    Full Text Available O artigo analisou as ações de Educação Permanente em Saúde na Atenção Básica em Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil, na perspectiva de 184 equipes participantes da primeira fase do Programa de Melhoria do Acesso e da Qualidade (PMAQ, de junho de 2012 a fevereiro de 2013. Entre as ações de Educação Permanente, os cursos presenciais foram mais prevalentes, seguidos por troca de experiência, teleducação, ensino à distância e tutoria/preceptoria, tanto na capital quanto no interior. As ações de planejamento e apoio à gestão foram mais prevalentes na capital. As ações de apoio da gestão estavam diretamente relacionadas com o planejamento e a organização do processo de trabalho.

  18. EL DESARROLLO PROFESIONAL MEDIANTE LA FORMACION PERMANENTE DE LOS PROFESORES CUBANOS DE MATEMÁTICA Y CIENCIAS PARA TRABAJAR EN PAISES DE HABLA INGLESA

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    Noelio Vázquez Vargas

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    Full Text Available Este artículo trata sobre el desarrollo profesional. Se presenta un estudio histórico sobre la enseñanza del inglés con fines específicos (IFE durante la formación permanente de los profesores cubanos de Matemática y Ciencias, además, se presentan las competencias básicas de los profesores de estas asignaturas, teniendo en cuenta el criterio de diferentes autores.

  19. Percepção da educação permanente, continuada e em serviço para enfermeiros de um hospital de ensino La percepción de la educación permanente, continuada y en servicio para el enfermero del hospital de enseñanza The perception of permanent, continuous, in service education for nurses in a school hospital

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    Amarílis Schiavon Paschoal

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    Full Text Available Este estudo tem como objetivo discutir a concepção de educação permanente, continuada e em serviço junto a enfermeiros de um hospital de ensino. É uma pesquisa de natureza qualitativa, na qual a coleta dos dados foi realizada pela técnica do grupo focal, durante seis sessões gravadas em áudio e vídeo. Participaram deste estudo nove enfermeiros de um hospital de ensino. Para analisar os dados, utilizou-se a técnica do discurso do sujeito coletivo, que consiste na organização e tabulação de dados qualitativos de natureza verbal obtidos por meio de depoimentos, da qual resultou um único discurso. A pesquisa demonstrou que os enfermeiros diferenciaram os termos educação permanente, continuada e em serviço, construindo conceitos próprios, ressaltando a importância da diferenciação para definir o tipo de ação a ser tomada diante da necessidade educativa apresentada.Este estudio tiene como objetivo la discusión de la concepción de los términos de la educación permanente, continuada y en servicio con enfermeros del hospital de enseñanza. Es una investigación de naturaleza cualitativa, en que fueron recogidos los datos a través de la técnica del grupo focal, durante seis sesiones grabadas en audio y video. Participaron de este estudio nueve enfermeros de un hospital de enseñanza. Para analizar los datos fue utilizada la técnica del discurso del sujeto colectivo, que consiste en la organización y tabulación de datos cualitativos de naturaleza verbal obtenidos por medio de deposiciones, que resultó de un único discurso. La investigación demostró que los enfermeros diferenciaron los términos educación permanente, continuada y en servicio, construyendo conceptos propios, resaltando la importancia de la diferenciación para definir el tipo de acción a ser tomada delante de la necesidad educativa representada.This study is aimed at discussing the conception of permanent, continuous, in service education among nurses

  20. Cohort Study of ECG Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Trajectories: Ethnic Disparities, Associations With Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Clinical Utility.

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    Iribarren, Carlos; Round, Alfred D; Lu, Meng; Okin, Peter M; McNulty, Edward J

    2017-10-05

    ECG left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a well-known predictor of cardiovascular disease. However, no prior study has characterized patterns of presence/absence of ECG LVH ("ECG LVH trajectories") across the adult lifespan in both sexes and across ethnicities. We examined: (1) correlates of ECG LVH trajectories; (2) the association of ECG LVH trajectories with incident coronary heart disease, transient ischemic attack, ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and heart failure; and (3) reclassification of cardiovascular disease risk using ECG LVH trajectories. We performed a cohort study among 75 412 men and 107 954 women in the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program who had available longitudinal exposures of ECG LVH and covariates, followed for a median of 4.8 (range ECG LVH was measured by Cornell voltage-duration product. Adverse trajectories of ECG LVH (persistent, new development, or variable pattern) were more common among blacks and Native American men and were independently related to incident cardiovascular disease with hazard ratios ranging from 1.2 for ECG LVH variable pattern and transient ischemic attack in women to 2.8 for persistent ECG LVH and heart failure in men. ECG LVH trajectories reclassified 4% and 7% of men and women with intermediate coronary heart disease risk, respectively. ECG LVH trajectories were significant indicators of coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure risk, independently of level and change in cardiovascular disease risk factors, and may have clinical utility. © 2017 The Authors. Published on behalf of the American Heart Association, Inc., by Wiley.

  1. Necesidades y motivaciones de los estudiantes de educación permanente en España. El caso del Centro de Educación Permanente Valle del Guadiato en Córdoba

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    Beatriz del V. Medina F

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de la investigación en la que está basado el artículo fue identificar las necesidades y las motivaciones de los estudiantes del Centro de Educación Permanente (CEPER Valle del Guadiato de Córdoba, España. Se parte de diferentes teorías para su fundamentación, como las aportadas por Maslow (2005, McClelland (1989, García Aretio (1988, Paz (1984, Palladino (1981, entre otros. Se utilizó la metodología comparada cuyas unidades de comparación se corresponden con las unidades espaciales, que en este estudio son los municipios: Belmez, Espiel, Fuente Obejuna, Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo, Villanueva del Rey y Villaviciosa de Córdoba. Para la recogida de datos se utiliza el estudio documental, el cuestionario escrito y la observación cualitativa. El universo poblacional del CEPER Valle del Guadiato lo conformaron 606 personas adultas del período escolar 2011-2012 (592 estudiantes, 14 maestros, siendo la muestra de 265 personas (251 estudiantes, 14 maestros. Entre las principales conclusiones destacan que las necesidades sociales, laborales y personales de los estudiantes del Centro objeto de estudio se derivan básicamente del deseo de aprender, del deseo de superación personal, y del interés por el tema. Las motivaciones giran en torno a la oportunidad de ocupar sus tiempos libres, a la posibilidad de tener mejores oportunidades de encontrar trabajo, y al apoyo de la familia.

  2. Necesidades y motivaciones de los estudiantes de educación permanente en España. El caso del Centro de Educación Permanente Valle del Guadiato en Córdoba

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    Beatriz del V. Medina F

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de la investigación en la que está basado el artículo fue identifi-car las necesidades y las motivaciones de los estudiantes del Centro de Educación Permanente (CEPER Valle del Guadiato de Córdoba, España. Se parte de dife-rentes teorías para su fundamentación, como las aportadas por Maslow (2005,McClelland (1989, García Aretio (1988, Paz (1984, Palladino (1981, entre otros. Se utilizó la metodología comparada cuyas unidades de comparación se co-rresponden con las unidades espaciales, que en este estudio son los municipios: Belmez, Espiel, Fuente Obejuna, Peñarroya-Pueblo nuevo, Villanueva del Rey y Villaviciosa de Córdoba. Para la recogida de datos se utiliza el estudio documental, el cuestionario escrito y la observación cualitativa. El universo poblacional del “CEPER Valle del Guadiato” lo conformaron 606 personas adultas del período escolar 2011-2012 (592 estudiantes, 14 maestros, siendo la muestra de 265 personas (251 estudiantes, 14 maestros. Entre las principales conclusiones destacan que las necesidades sociales, laborales y personales de los estudiantes del Centro objeto de estudio se derivan básicamente del deseo de aprender, del deseo de superación personal, y del interés por el tema. Las motivaciones giran en torno a la oportunidad de ocupar sus tiempos libres, a la posibilidad de tener mejores oportunidades de encontrar trabajo, y al apoyo de la familia.

  3. ["A decision meaning a new foundation...": from the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Genetics and Eugenics to the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics].

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    Sachse, Carola

    2011-01-01

    The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) in Berlin-Dahlem dates its establishment to 1964. Its homepage makes no mention of its predecessor institutes, the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Genetics and Eugenics (KWIA) and the subsequent MPI for Comparative Genetics and Hereditary Pathology (MPIVEE). This article traces the two critical phases of transition regarding the constellations of academic staff, institutional and epistemic ruptures and continuities specific to the era. Only one of the five department heads from the final war years, Hans Nachtsheim, remained a researcher within the Max Planck Society (MPG); he nevertheless continued to advocate the pre-war and wartime eugenic agenda in the life sciences and social policy. The generational change of 1959/60 became a massive struggle within the institute, in which microbial genetics (with Fritz Kaudewitz) was pitted against human genetics (with Friedrich Vogel) and managed to establish itself after a fresh change in personnel in 1964/65. For the Dahlem institute, this involved a far-reaching reorientation of its research, but for the genetically oriented life sciences in the Max Planck Society as a whole it only meant that molecular biology, which was already being pursued in the West German institutes, gained an additional facility. With this realignment of research traditions, the Society was able to draw a line under the Nazi past without having to address it head-on.

  4. Effect of electrode contact area on the information content of the recorded electrogastrograms: An analysis based on Rényi entropy and Teager-Kaiser Energy

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    Alagumariappan, Paramasivam; Krishnamurthy, Kamalanand; Kandiah, Sundravadivelu; Ponnuswamy, Mannar Jawahar

    2017-06-01

    Electrogastrograms (EGG) are electrical signals originating from the digestive system, which are closely correlated with its mechanical activity. Electrogastrography is an efficient non-invasive method for examining the physiological and pathological states of the human digestive system. There are several factors such as fat conductivity, abdominal thickness, change in electrode surface area etc, which affects the quality of the recorded EGG signals. In this work, the effect of variations in the contact area of surface electrodes on the information content of the measured electrogastrograms is analyzed using Rényi entropy and Teager-Kaiser Energy (TKE). Two different circular cutaneous electrodes with approximate contact areas of 201.14 mm2 and 283.64 mm2, have been adopted and EGG signals were acquired using the standard three electrode protocol. Further, the information content of the measured EGG signals were analyzed using the computed values of entropy and energy. Results demonstrate that the information content of the measured EGG signals increases by 6.72% for an increase in the contact area of the surface electrode by 29.09%. Further, it was observed that the average energy increases with increase in the contact surface area. This work appears to be of high clinical significance since the accurate measurement of EGG signals without loss in its information content, is highly useful for the design of diagnostic assistance tools for automated diagnosis and mass screening of digestive disorders.

  5. Personal reminiscences of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, Berlin, 1937/38 and of the nuclear project in Canada, 1944/56

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    Cook, L.G.

    1989-01-01

    Part 1 of this talk deals with reminiscences from the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin during the period 1937-1938. Topics include the course of experimental events and the continuing search for interpretations that would stand up, the guiding influence of the work of Irene Curie and Pvale Savic on the experimental work of Hahn and Strassmann, the influence and effects of Nazi political pressures within the Institute, the shadows of war, and how uranium fission finally got itself discovered. Part 2 gives reminiscences from the Nuclear Project in Canada from 1944 to 1956 as an extension of the pre-war work in Paris - both in concept and in personnel - created by British effort, the powerful changing US influences, the shift to British direction and a goal, the world's first high power heavy water moderated reactor for the production of massive quantities of synthetic radioactive materials, extraction processes including those for plutonium, the shift to Canadian direction and goals, a heavy water moderated electricity production system, and a postscript

  6. Benefits and harms of lung cancer screening in HIV-infected individuals with CD4+ ≥ 500: a simulation study.

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    Kong, Chung Yin; Sigel, Keith; Criss, Steven D; Sheehan, Deirdre F; Triplette, Matthew; Silverberg, Michael J; Henschke, Claudia I; Justice, Amy; Braithwaite, R Scott; Wisnivesky, Juan; Crothers, Kristina

    2018-04-19

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of non-AIDS-defining cancer deaths among HIV-infected individuals. Although lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is endorsed by multiple national organizations, whether HIV-infected individuals would have similar benefit as uninfected individuals from lung cancer screening is unknown. Our objective was to determine the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening among HIV-infected individuals. We modified an existing simulation model, the Lung Cancer Policy Model, for HIV-infected patients. Veterans Aging Cohort Study, Kaiser Permanente Northern California HIV Cohort, and medical literature. Target population: HIV-infected current and former smokers. Lifetime. Population. Annual LDCT screening from ages 45, 50, or 55 until ages 72 or 77 years. Benefits assessed included lung cancer mortality reduction and life-years gained; harms assessed included numbers of LDCT examinations, false-positive results, and overdiagnosed cases. For HIV-infected patients with CD4 at least 500 and 100% antiretroviral therapy adherence, screening using the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services criteria (age 55-77, 30 pack-years of smoking, current smoker or quit within 15 years of screening) would reduce lung cancer mortality by 18.9%, similar to the mortality reduction of uninfected individuals. Alternative screening strategies utilizing lower screening age and/or pack-years criteria increase mortality reduction, but require more LDCT examinations. Strategies assumed 100% screening adherence. Lung cancer screening reduces mortality in HIV-infected patients with CD4 at least l500, with a number of efficient strategies for eligibility, including the current Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services criteria.

  7. Impact of Social and Built Environment Factors on Body Size among Breast Cancer Survivors: The Pathways Study.

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    Shariff-Marco, Salma; Von Behren, Julie; Reynolds, Peggy; Keegan, Theresa H M; Hertz, Andrew; Kwan, Marilyn L; Roh, Janise M; Thomsen, Catherine; Kroenke, Candyce H; Ambrosone, Christine; Kushi, Lawrence H; Gomez, Scarlett Lin

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    Background: As social and built environment factors have been shown to be associated with physical activity, dietary patterns, and obesity in the general population, they likely also influence these health behaviors among cancer survivors and thereby impact survivorship outcomes. Methods: Enhancing the rich, individual-level survey and medical record data from 4,505 breast cancer survivors in the Pathways Study, a prospective cohort drawn from Kaiser Permanente Northern California, we geocoded baseline residential addresses and appended social and built environment data. With multinomial logistic models, we examined associations between neighborhood characteristics and body mass index and whether neighborhood factors explained racial/ethnic/nativity disparities in overweight/obesity. Results: Low neighborhood socioeconomic status, high minority composition, high traffic density, high prevalence of commuting by car, and a higher number of fast food restaurants were independently associated with higher odds of overweight or obesity. The higher odds of overweight among African Americans, U.S.-born Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, and foreign-born Hispanics and the higher odds of obesity among African Americans and U.S.-born Hispanics, compared with non-Hispanic whites, remained significant, although somewhat attenuated, when accounting for social and built environment features. Conclusions: Addressing aspects of neighborhood environments may help breast cancer survivors maintain a healthy body weight. Impact: Further research in this area, such as incorporating data on individuals' perceptions and use of their neighborhood environments, is needed to ultimately inform multilevel interventions that would ameliorate such disparities and improve outcomes for breast cancer survivors, regardless of their social status (e.g., race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, nativity). Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev; 26(4); 505-15. ©2017 AACR See all the articles in this CEBP Focus

  8. MS Sunshine Study: Sun Exposure But Not Vitamin D Is Associated with Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Blacks and Hispanics

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    Annette Langer-Gould

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Multiple sclerosis (MS incidence and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD levels vary by race/ethnicity. We examined the consistency of beneficial effects of 25OHD and/or sun exposure for MS risk across multiple racial/ethnic groups. We recruited incident MS cases and controls (blacks 116 cases/131 controls; Hispanics 183/197; whites 247/267 from the membership of Kaiser Permanente Southern California into the MS Sunshine Study to simultaneously examine sun exposure and 25OHD, accounting for genetic ancestry and other factors. Higher lifetime ultraviolet radiation exposure (a rigorous measure of sun exposure was associated with a lower risk of MS independent of serum 25OHD levels in blacks (adjusted OR = 0.53, 95% CI = 0.31–0.83; p = 0.007 and whites (OR = 0.68, 95% CI = 0.48–0.94; p = 0.020 with a similar magnitude of effect that did not reach statistical significance in Hispanics (OR = 0.66, 95% CI = 0.42–1.04; p = 0.071. Higher serum 25OHD levels were associated with a lower risk of MS only in whites. No association was found in Hispanics or blacks regardless of how 25OHD was modeled. Lifetime sun exposure appears to reduce the risk of MS regardless of race/ethnicity. In contrast, serum 25OHD levels are not associated with MS risk in blacks or Hispanics. Our findings challenge the biological plausibility of vitamin D deficiency as causal for MS and call into question the targeting of specific serum 25OHD levels to achieve health benefits, particularly in blacks and Hispanics.

  9. MS Sunshine Study: Sun Exposure But Not Vitamin D Is Associated with Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Blacks and Hispanics.

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    Langer-Gould, Annette; Lucas, Robyn; Xiang, Anny H; Chen, Lie H; Wu, Jun; Gonzalez, Edlin; Haraszti, Samantha; Smith, Jessica B; Quach, Hong; Barcellos, Lisa F

    2018-02-27

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) incidence and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels vary by race/ethnicity. We examined the consistency of beneficial effects of 25OHD and/or sun exposure for MS risk across multiple racial/ethnic groups. We recruited incident MS cases and controls (blacks 116 cases/131 controls; Hispanics 183/197; whites 247/267) from the membership of Kaiser Permanente Southern California into the MS Sunshine Study to simultaneously examine sun exposure and 25OHD, accounting for genetic ancestry and other factors. Higher lifetime ultraviolet radiation exposure (a rigorous measure of sun exposure) was associated with a lower risk of MS independent of serum 25OHD levels in blacks (adjusted OR = 0.53, 95% CI = 0.31-0.83; p = 0.007) and whites (OR = 0.68, 95% CI = 0.48-0.94; p = 0.020) with a similar magnitude of effect that did not reach statistical significance in Hispanics (OR = 0.66, 95% CI = 0.42-1.04; p = 0.071). Higher serum 25OHD levels were associated with a lower risk of MS only in whites. No association was found in Hispanics or blacks regardless of how 25OHD was modeled. Lifetime sun exposure appears to reduce the risk of MS regardless of race/ethnicity. In contrast, serum 25OHD levels are not associated with MS risk in blacks or Hispanics. Our findings challenge the biological plausibility of vitamin D deficiency as causal for MS and call into question the targeting of specific serum 25OHD levels to achieve health benefits, particularly in blacks and Hispanics.

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    Full Text Available ... Merriam, KS, 05/04/2012) Colorectal Cancer Laparoscopic Right Colectomy ... Incontinence Advanced Procedures in Male Incontinence: The Male Sling (Kaiser Permanente San Diego ...

  11. Sensitivity of permanent meadows areas. Preliminary report; Sensibilite des zones de prairies permanentes. Rapport preliminaire

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    Pourcelot, L

    2006-07-01

    The objective of this work proposed in the framework of the S.E.N.S.I.B. project on the permanent meadows areas is to compare the sensitivity of these surfaces and cheese maker sector which are associated with them, and to identify the processes which determine this sensitivity. The realization of this objective will lean on certain data of activities acquired recently by the I.R.S.N. (compartments: soils, herb, milk and cheese), as well as on new measures, on three sites: Saint-Laurent-de-Geris ( West), Beaune-Le-Froid ( center), and Massif of Jura (East). Two scales of transfers observation and sensitivity are retained. In a first time, the sensitivity of meadows areas will studied at the regional scale, from data acquired in the Massif du Jura ( between 300 and 1200 metres up). In a second time, a study will allow to compare the sensitivity of three areas retained (West, Center, East) at the national scale. The expertise will be focused on the factors of sensitivity of the transfer soil-herb and the factors of sensitivity bound to the cheese makers sectors. The data of the already available zones of study create strong variabilities of the rates of {sup 137}Cs transfer in the interfaces soil / herb and herb / milk, letting suppose that the nature of soils, the quantity and the quality of food ingested by the cattle constitutes dominating factors of sensitivity. Besides, the size of the basin of milk collection, extremely variable from a site of study in the other one, has to influence the contamination of cheeses and as such, it establishes an important factor of sensitivity of the cheese makers sector. (N.C.)

  12. Frequency, duration and predictors of bronchiolitis episodes of care among infants ≥32 weeks gestation in a large integrated healthcare system: a retrospective cohort study

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    Flaherman Valerie J

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Bronchiolitis is common in the first two years of life and is the most frequent cause of hospitalization in this age group. No previous studies have used an episode-of-care analysis to describe the frequency, duration, and predictors of bronchiolitis episodes of care during the first two years. Methods We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 123,264 infants ≥32 weeks gestation born at 6 Northern California Kaiser Permanente hospitals between 1996 and 2002. We used electronic medical records to concatenate hospital, emergency department and outpatient health care encounters for bronchiolitis into discrete episodes of care. We used descriptive statistics to report frequency and duration of bronchiolitis episodes and used logistic regression to assess the effect of gestational age and other clinical and demographic predictors on the outcome of bronchiolitis episodes. Results Among all infants, the rate of bronchiolitis episodes was 162 per 1000 children during the first 2 years of life; approximately 40% required >1 day of medical attention with a mean duration of 7.0 ± 5.9 days. Prematurity was associated with increased risk of bronchiolitis episodes and longer duration. Bronchiolitis episodes rates per 1000 infants were 246 for 32–33 weeks gestational age, 204 for 34–36 weeks, and 148–178 for >36 weeks. Male gender, African-American and Hispanic race/ethnicity, and parental history of asthma were associated with an increased risk of having a bronchiolitis episode and/or longer duration. Conclusions Bronchiolitis episodes of care are frequent during the first two years of life and the duration ranges from 1 to 27 days. Prematurity was associated with more frequent and longer duration of bronchiolitis episodes of care, which may reflect illness severity and/or perceived vulnerability.

  13. Bacteria, some permanent tenants Space Station; Bacteria, unos inquilinos permanentes de la estacion espacial

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    Diaz, B.

    2015-07-01

    Vacuum cleaners to operate the vacuum or rags with ethanol they are the products of cleaning of the astronauts. Is there tight spaces fully sterilized? It seems not, even in the Space Station International (ISS). When it comes to bacteria, they are able to travel more than 400 kilometers housed in costumes, bodies and interior of the astronauts themselves and settle in a enclosed space where-unlike in a {sup c}leanroom 'terrestre- the air is not recycled. A NASA study has found an abundance of bacteria 'opportunists' which, although harmless on Earth, they might derivasen cause infections in inflammations or skin irritations. Not forgetting those fungi that could damage or affect the infrastructure equipment space. (Author)

  14. Obtención del Valor Genético Predicho en Animales Incluyendo el Efecto del Medio Ambiente Permanente Obtención del Valor Genético Predicho en Animales Incluyendo el Efecto del Medio Ambiente Permanente

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    Mauricio Valencia Posadas

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The genetic improvement of the animals based in productive records and genealogical information, is a fundamental mechanism to increase the economic income of the commercial farms, through the estimation of the predicted breeding values (VGP’s. The VGP’s allows the identification of animals genetically superior to be used as parents of the next generation. In many parts of the world the best linear unbiased predictor procedure (MPLI is used as an animal model, for its appropriate properties, to obtain the VGP’s. In these models the permanent environment effect is usually included in order to increase the accuracy of the VGP’s. In this work a developed example is presented using supposed data to obtain VGP’s with the MPLI procedure and an animal model where the methodology, interpretation and use of the VGP’s are shown.El mejoramiento genético de los animales, con base en los registros de rendimiento e información genealógica, es un mecanismo fundamental para incrementar los rendimientos económicos de las explotaciones comerciales, a partir de la estimación de valores genéticos predichos (VGP’s. Los VGP permiten identificar a los animales genéticamente superiores de una forma objetiva, para que sean utilizados como padres de la siguiente generación. En muchas partes del mundo se utiliza el procedimiento del mejor predictor lineal insesgado (MPLI con un modelo animal por sus adecuadas propiedades para obtenerlos VGP’s. En dichos modelos se suele incluir el efecto del medio ambiente permanente con el objeto de incrementar la precisión de los VGP’s. En este trabajos e presenta un ejemplo desarrollado utilizando datos supuestos para obtener VGP’s con el procedimiento MPLI y un modelo animal, donde se muestra la metodología, interpretación y uso que tienen los VGP’s.

  15. Effect of Several Negative Rounds of Human Papillomavirus and Cytology Co-testing on Safety Against Cervical Cancer: An Observational Cohort Study.

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    Castle, Philip E; Kinney, Walter K; Xue, Xiaonan; Cheung, Li C; Gage, Julia C; Zhao, Fang-Hui; Fetterman, Barbara; Poitras, Nancy E; Lorey, Thomas S; Wentzensen, Nicolas; Katki, Hormuzd A; Schiffman, Mark

    2018-01-02

    Current U.S. cervical cancer screening and management guidelines do not consider previous screening history, because data on multiple-round human papillomavirus (HPV) and cytology "co-testing" have been unavailable. To measure cervical cancer risk in routine practice after successive negative screening co-tests at 3-year intervals. Observational cohort study. Integrated health care system (Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California). 990 013 women who had 1 or more co-tests from 2003 to 2014. 3- and 5-year cumulative detection of (risk for) cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3, adenocarcinoma in situ, and cervical cancer (≥CIN3) in women with different numbers of negative co-tests, overall and within subgroups defined by previous co-test results or baseline age. Five-year ≥CIN3 risks decreased after each successive negative co-test screening round (0.098%, 0.052%, and 0.035%). Five-year ≥CIN3 risks for an HPV-negative co-test, regardless of the cytology result, nearly matched the performance (reassurance) of a negative co-test for each successive round of screening (0.114%, 0.061%, and 0.041%). By comparison, ≥CIN3 risks for the cytology-negative co-test, regardless of the HPV result, also decreased with each successive round, but 3-year risks were as high as 5-year risks after an HPV-negative co-test (0.199%, 0.065%, and 0.043%). No interval cervical cancer cases were diagnosed after the second negative co-test. Independently, ≥CIN3 risks decreased with age. Length of previous screening interval did not influence future ≥CIN3 risks. Interval-censored observational data. After 1 or more negative cervical co-tests (or HPV tests), longer screening intervals (every 5 years or more) might be feasible and safe. National Cancer Institute Intramural Research Program.

  16. Educação Permanente em SBV e SAVC: impacto no conhecimento dos profissionais de enfermagem Educación permanente en SBV y SAV: impacto en el conocimiento de los profesionales de enfermería Permanent Education in BLS and ACLS: impact on the knowledge of nursing professionals

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    Sandro Gonçalves de Lima

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O conhecimento teórico e as habilidades práticas das equipes de Suporte Básico de Vida (SBV e Suporte Avançado de Vida (SAV estão entre os determinantes mais importantes das taxas de sucesso em reanimação cardiopulmonar. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o impacto de um programa permanente de treinamento em SBV e SAV no conhecimento dos profissionais de enfermagem. MÉTODO: Estudo de corte transversal. A população foi composta por profissionais de enfermagem de um hospital de nível terciário. Foram realizadas avaliações antes e após o treinamento. Abordaram-se pontos críticos das diretrizes do International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR. RESULTADOS: Foram avaliados 213 profissionais (76 enfermeiros, 35,7%; 38 auxiliares, 17,8%; e 99 técnicos, 46,7%. As médias na avaliação pré-curso foram estatisticamente diferentes (pFUNDAMENTO: El conocimiento teórico y las habilidades prácticas de los equipos de Soporte Básico de Vida (SBV y Soporte Avanzado de Vida (SAV están entre los determinantes más importantes de los índices de éxito en reanimación cardiopulmonar. OBJETIVO: Evaluar el impacto de un programa permanente de entrenamiento en SBV y SAV en el conocimiento de los profesionales de enfermería. MÉTODO: Estudio de corte transversal. La población estaba compuesta por profesionales de enfermería de un hospital de nivel terciario. Se realizaron evaluaciones antes y después del entrenamiento. Se abordaron puntos críticos de las directrices del International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR. RESULTADOS: Se evaluaron 213 profesionales (76 enfermeros, 35,7%, 38 auxiliares, 17,8% y 99 técnicos, 46,7%. Los promedios en la evaluación previa al curso fueron estadísticamente diferentes (pBACKGROUND: The theoretical knowledge and practical skills of the Basic Life Support (BLS and the Advanced Life Support (ALS are among the most important determining factors of the cardiopulmonary reanimation success rates

  17. Desvelamento crítico da pessoa estomizada: em ação o programa de educação permanente em saúde Develamiento crítico de la persona ostomizada: programa de educación permanente en salud en acción Critical unveiling of people with stomas: the continuing health education program in action

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    Regina Ribeiro Cunha

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Apresentar o desvelamento crítico do Itinerário de Pesquisa Freireano na atenção à pessoa estomizada. MÉTODOS: Estudo qualitativo em saúde articulado com o referencial metodológico de Freire, que compreende a obtenção e análise dos dados nos círculos dialógicos, constituído por três momentos dialéticos, interdisciplinarmente entrelaçados: investigação temática, codificação e descodificação e desvelamento crítico. Ocorreu no período de abril de 2009 e fevereiro de 2010, com número irregular de participantes, no auditório da Unidade de Referência Especializada Presidente Vargas, no Município de Belém/PA. RESULTADOS: A deficiente qualificação dos profissionais de saúde foi um dos temas geradores mais relevantes, sendo desvelada a necessidade de implantação de um Programa de Educação Permanente na Atenção à pessoa estomizada. CONCLUSÃO: O desvelamento proposto constituiu uma vivência para que essas pessoas estomizadas habilitem-se a "ler o mundo" e, assim, conheçam e caminhem rumo à transformação de sua realidade.OBJETIVO: Presentar el develamiento crítico del Itinerario de Investigación Freireano en la atención a la persona ostomizada. MÉTODOS: Estudio cualitativo en salud articulado con el referencial metodológico de Freire, que comprende la obtención y análisis de los datos en los círculos dialógicos, constituido por tres momentos dialécticos, interdisciplinariamente entrelazados: investigación temática, codificación y decodificación y develamiento crítico. Se llevó a cabo en el período de abril del 2009 y febrero del 2010, con un número irregular de participantes, en el auditorio de la Unidad de Referencia Especializada Presidente Vargas, en el Municipio de Belém/PA. RESULTADOS: La deficiente calificación de los profesionales de salud fue uno de los temas generadores más relevantes, siendo develada la necesidad de implantación de un Programa de Educación Permanente

  18. A nova gestão pública na Inglaterra: a permanente instabilidade da reforma neoliberal

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    David Hall

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: A reforma da educação na Inglaterra tem sido intimamente associada a um programa mais amplo da nova gestão pública, centrado na reforma dos serviços públicos. Este artigo analisa as características deste programa de reformas inspirado na NGP, tendo em vista que o sistema educacional inglês se deslocou de uma forma cívica e de proteção social ("cívico-welfarista" para um modo em que o neoliberalismo despontou em ascendência. Atenção particular é dada tanto aos aspectos centralizadores da reforma, em que tem havido um acentuado aumento na intervenção do governo central na educação, quanto aos aspectos descentralizadores da reforma, incluindo a criação de escolas como unidades de negócios e a mercantilização da educação em termos mais gerais. As origens das reformas estão situadas em uma construção discursiva de uma crise educacional, inspirada na Nova Direita, que encontrou posterior expressão em uma série de alterações na legislação que emergiram de e cimentaram um consenso educacional trans-político-partidário que já perdura por mais de trinta anos neste contexto. Este artigo examina os efeitos dessas reformas da NGP na educação na Inglaterra, e as continuidades e descontinuidades entre as diferentes administrações políticas, considerando que a Inglaterra passou por sucessivas ondas de reformas até chegarmos a um período pós-NGP. Concluímos que a permanente instabilidade do sistema educacional inglês pode ser identificado nas tensões que atingem o próprio âmago do processo da NGP, de formas que, antecipamos, continuarão a perturbar um setor rapidamente privatizador.

  19. Evaluación de la formación permanente del profesorado en la República Dominicana : el caso del Infocam

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    2016-01-01

    El presente estudio estuvo orientado a describir y valorar la calidad del sistema de formación, relacionándolo con la aplicación de las políticas educativas y de formación permanente o continua del profesorado en la República Dominicana. Su conexión con las necesidades e intereses de los docentes, su incidencia en el desarrollo personal, profesional, y de desempeño. Teniendo como intención estratégica generar y aportar líneas para avanzar hacia un sistema de evaluación de la formación...

  20. Ações de educação permanente dos enfermeiros facilitadores de um núcleo de educação em enfermagem

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    Lavich, Claudia Rosane Perico; Gomes Terra, Marlene; Lemos Mello, Amanda; Raddatz, Michele; Arnemann, Cristiane Trivisiol

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    Objetivo: Identificar ações desenvolvidas por enfermeiros facilitadores de um Núcleo de Educação Permanente de um Hospital de Ensino.Método: Estudo de caso único com abordagem qualitativa, realizado com oito enfermeiros de um hospital no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. A produção dos dados foi por meio de análise documental, observação sistemática e grupo focal, realizada de abril a setembro de 2013.Resultados: O estudo aponta para as seguintes categorias: estratégias potentes para promover açõe...

  1. La aspiración de Brasil al asiento permanente en el Consejo de Seguridad de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas: un breve panorama

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    Renata de Melo Rosa; Ana Carolina Gomes Lira Linhares

    2009-01-01

    Este artículo analiza la posición de Brasil frente a la aspiración de un asiento permanente al Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas. Los esfuerzos entabulados por Brasil en el escenario internacional, los discursos del primer rango del gobierno, así como un protagonismo más acelerado frente a los vecinos latino-americanos confirman esta aspiración. Pero, Brasil aún enfrenta serios problemas internos de seguridad nacional y tendrá que enfrentar otros compañeros regionales también, aspir...

  2. Parálisis facial permanente: corrección quirúrgica con la técnica de Labbé

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    Rubén Yangali

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available La parálisis facial genera un gran déficit estético y funcional. Las diversas técnicas quirúrgicas han ido evolucionando, a fin de corregir este defecto de la forma más estructural y fisiológica posible. Consideramos que la mioplastia de alargamiento del temporal constituye actualmente la técnica de elección para corregir los casos de parálisis facial permanente.

  3. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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    ... Virginia and in the Maine referendum on Medicaid expansion will still have a practical impact on what ... income, family size and age. Medicaid Extending Federal Funding for CHIP: What is at Stake? Health Reform ...

  4. Construção de descritores para o processo de educação permanente em atenção básica Building descriptors for the permanent basic care education process

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    Rosita Saupe

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Educação permanente e atenção básica fazem parte do sistema de saúde brasileiro desde suas origens. Recentemente estas políticas públicas foram atualizadas, gerando um movimento inovador de construção de conhecimento visando apoiar sua implementação e consolidação. Este estudo, através de uma metodologia quantitativa, procurou evidenciar os principais descritores que devem orientar os processos de educação permanente em atenção básica. O método é originário da Universidade da Carolina do Norte. É desenvolvido em duas etapas. Os dados apresentados neste artigo dizem respeito à primeira etapa, que inclui as seguintes fases: elaboração de um diagrama com todos os componentes a serem avaliados; sua análise por um grupo de especialistas, indicando o que deve ser mantido, retirado ou incluído; avaliação por juízes, utilizando escala Likert de 1 a 5; verificação da concordância entre os juízes. O diagrama foi decomposto em quatro dimensões, procurando responder as seguintes questões: para quem? - audiências ou população alvo; o quê? - módulos de conteúdos e experiências de aprendizagem; para quê? - competências a serem desenvolvidas; e como? - metodologia a ser priorizada. Os resultados evidenciaram a procedência dos descritores propostos e avaliados, constituindo em material que pode contribuir para a tomada de decisão sobre educação permanente em atenção básica.Permanent education and basic care have been part of the Brazilian health system from the beginning. These public policies were recently updated, leading to an innovative knowledge construction movement to support their implementation and consolidation. This study, which used a quantitative approach, attempted to single-out the main descriptors that must guide the permanent basic care education processes. The method originated at the University of North Carolina and is carried out in two stages. The data shown in this article concern the

  5. Antecedentes históricos del proceso de formación permanente del maestro tutor y su sistematización

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    Full Text Available El estudio histórico realizado permitió evidenciar que la formación permanente de los maestros tutores de los estudiantes de Licenciatura en Educación Primaria ha transitado desde de una concepción espontánea, ocasional y a veces improvisada, hacia una más organizada en la que se han asumido posiciones de constantes cambios a favor del proceso formativo universitario pedagógico. Sin embargo, aún persisten restricciones epistemológicas y praxiológicas que limitan su efectividad, siendo notorio en el contexto de la microuniversidad durante la práctica laboral de los estudiantes en formación. Los estudios revelan que si bien el maestro tutor se erige en una figura esencial del proceso formativo pedagógico, no siempre su preparación ha sido efectiva, por lo que se requiere de una dinámica contextualizada de formación permanente que propicie nuevos sistemas de relaciones, vías y actitudes que actualicen y renueven las formas de ejercer sus funciones formativas en correspondencia con la realidad educativa contemporánea.

  6. La formación del profesorado de Historia en Chile. La formación inicial y permanente de los educadores de la V región en el marco de la reforma educacional

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    [spa] Objetivos Generales:A. Conocer las principales características que ha tenido la formación inicial de los Profesores de Historia, Geografía y Ciencias Sociales chilenos.B. Conocer las principales características que ha tenido la formación permanente de los profesores de Historia, Geografía y Ciencias Sociales chilenos.C. Averiguar la percepción que los profesores de historia chilenos tienen sobre el grado de utilidad de la formación inicial y permanente.D. Averiguar la percepción que lo...

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    Objetivos Generales:A. Conocer las principales características que ha tenido la formación inicial de los Profesores de Historia, Geografía y Ciencias Sociales chilenos.B. Conocer las principales características que ha tenido la formación permanente de los profesores de Historia, Geografía y Ciencias Sociales chilenos.C. Averiguar la percepción que los profesores de historia chilenos tienen sobre el grado de utilidad de la formación inicial y permanente.D. Averiguar la percepción que los prof...

  8. Diagnóstico ambiental e delimitação de Áreas de Preservação Permanente em um assentamento rural = Environmental diagnosis and delimitation of PPAs (Permanent Preservation Areas in a rural settlement

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    Nelson Alexandre Fagundes

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Leia-se neste artigo a tentativa de diagnosticar, delimitar e situar as Áreas de Preservação Permanentes e de Reserva Legal dentro de um assentamento rural, do Incra; visando à experimentação de ferramentas de geoprocessamento para a restauração das matas ribeirinhas, pela delimitação destas áreas, respeitando a legislação ambiental vigente, e partindo de uma ampla avaliação ambiental descritiva da paisagem, encontrada no Projeto de Assentamento Federal Capela. Um diagnóstico da paisagem local é apresentado na forma de um memorial fotográfico. Neste trabalho, serão delimitadas e quantificadas somente asAPP’s de entorno de corpos d’água.This article aims to diagnose, demarcate and situate Permanent Preservation Areas and Legal Reserves within an Incra Rural Settlement. This effort was conducted while testing the effective application of geoprocessing tools in the restoration of riparian forests and the delimitation of these areas, in accordance withexisting environmental legislation, and based on a broad descriptive environmental evaluation of the local landscape, located at the Capela Federal Settlement Project. A landscape diagnosis is shown in a photographic memorial as well. For this study, only the PPAs surrounding water bodies will be delimited and quantified.

  9. Biomasa microbiana y actividad ureasa del suelo en una pradera permanente pastoreada de Chile Soil microbial biomass and urease activity in a grazed permanent pasture from Chile

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    Pedro Antonio Núñez Ramos

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    Full Text Available En los sistemas de pasturas; la productividad de la pradera puede estar influenciada por el manejo; debido a su impacto sobre los microorganismos del suelo y el reciclaje de nutrientes. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la biomasa microbiana (BM del suelo asociada al nitrógeno (BMN; carbono (BMC y la actividad ureasa (AU en una pradera permanente del sur de Chile. Entre la primavera de 2005 y el invierno de 2006 fueron evaluados dos sistemas de pastoreo: pastoreo intenso (PI; pastoreo suave (PS y un tratamiento control (C. El diseño fue en bloques al azar con tres repeticiones. En relación a los valores promedios medidos de las variables en pre y post pastoreo; se produjo un incremento en los contenidos de CB en un 21,8 y 8,6% para PI y PS; mientras que en el control fue sólo de 1,9%. Los contenidos de NB también fueron incrementados en un 16 y 19% para PI y PS; respectivamente en comparación con el control (4%. La actividad ureasa aumentó en 13 y 27% para PI y PS; respectivamente en comparación con el control (5%. El pastoreo; produce un flujo más alto de residuos orgánicos en el suelo; lo que estimula la actividad de la biomasa microbiana y; por tanto; aumentó la AU y los contenidos de CB y NB. Esto sugiere que; en los sistemas de pastoreo; se mejora la fertilidad biológica de los suelos y la disponibilidad de nutrientes.In pasture systems, management practices can affect pasture productivity differently due to their impact on soil microorganisms and nutrient cycling. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between soil microbial biomass (MB nitrogen (MBN, carbon (MBC and urease activity (UA in a permanent pasture in southern Chile. Two grazing systems were evaluated between spring 2005 and winter 2006 : heavy grazing (HG, light grazing (LG and a control treatment (C. Treatments were arranged in a randomized block design with three replications. Concerning the average values of the variables measured at

  10. Modèle mathématique pour l'étude des équilibres physico-chimiques de permanentes.

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    1989-12-01

    Résumé La plupart des permanentes du commerce sont constituées d'acide thioglycolique (éventuellement associéà l'acide thiolactique), neutralisé par l'ammoniac, elles sont additionnées de carbonate d'ammonium comme tampon. Le système peut etre traité comme la neutralisation d'un mélange d'acides thioglycolique et carbonique par l'ammoniac, et il est complètement défini par trois paramètres, trois concentrations, ou deux concentrations et le pH, ou trois paramètres analytiques indépendants. Les calculs théoriques de l'équilibre sont compliqués du fait qu'il s'agit de l'équilibre de deux diacides faibles neutralisés par une base faible. Un modèle mathématique développé exclusivement par des équations théoriques permet l'interprétation des équilibres et la réalisation des calculs fiable pour la préparation des formules remplissant certaines caractéristiques. Le modèle permet de réaliser facilement des simulations en faisant varier les concentrations, les acides (par la voie des constantes de dissociation) ou d'associer différents acids et/ou bases organiques ou minérales. Une application complémentaire du modèle est de tracer la courbe dérivée à la courbe de neutralisation et de cette façon mesurer l'effet tampon en différents points par la mesure de sa pente. Synopsis Mathematical model for the study of physico-chemical equilibria in permanent wave solutions Most waving lotions on the market are prepared with thioglycolic acid (eventually associated with thiolactic acid) neutralized with ammonium hydroxide and buffered with ammonium bicarbonate. The system can be treated as the neutralization of a mix of carbonic acid and thioglycolic acid by ammonia and it is completely defined by three parameters: three concentrations; or two concentrations and pH; or three independent analytical parameters. Theoretical calculations of the equilibrium are difficult because the equilibrium involves at least two weak acids with a weak base

  11. Educação permanente e qualidade da assistência à saúde: aprendizagem significativa no trabalho da enfermagem

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    Fernanda Maria do Carmo da Silveira Neves de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es analizar la educación permanente en la práctica de la enfermería. En la actualidad, existe preocupación por los cambios introducidos en la estructura de enseñanza y la aplicación de metodologías activas para capacitar profesionales de salud. En el artículo se reflexiona sobre aspectos cotidianos de la enfermería y la manera actual de suministrar o proporcionar información tecnocientífica al enfermero durante la práctica en el hospital, tratando de enriquecer la asistencia de enfermería mediante la educación permanente. Se describen las prácticas trasformadoras aplicadas por el enfermero asistencial como elemento facilitador del proceso enseñanza-aprendizaje. Se lleva a cabo una revisión amplia de las bases de datos informáticas. En consecuencia, la selección de los textos se basa en los criterios de inclusión y exclusión, y dio origen a 50 artículos científicos. En años recientes, la educación permanente se introdujo como un método en el área de la salud, convirtiéndose en un aspecto indispensable en las prácticas de formación, atención, gestión, formulación de políticas públicas y control social. Así se estableció la idea de cuidado total y se trasformaron e integraron los saberes y las prácticas en el ámbito real del público al que va dirigido. Se concluye que la motivación para actualizar permanentemente la práctica profesional del equipo de enfermería prevé la aplicación de un instrumento interdisciplinario de solubilidad que promueva la visibilidad de las acciones por los clientes y sus familias.

  12. La Educación Permanente en Bibliotecología y Archivología: relato de una experiencia universitaria en Uruguay (1994-2001

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    Edelweiss Zahn

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    Full Text Available Se indica cómo han variado los roles de la información y la situación relativa de las unindades de información, la producción tecnológica de vías alternativas del almacenamiento documental, tales como las bilbiotecas virtuales o digitales, los archivos y museos electrónicos. El avance de la investigación y del conocimiento en cualquier disciplina, el crecimiento de expectativas y necesidades de formación y actualización por parte de los profesionales, nuevos requerimientos y desafíos en el ámbito laboral y social, y la implantación generalizada de nuevas tecnologías, se han conjugado para obligar a una reflexión profunda de las instituciones responsables de formación especializada. En las Universidades se plantean al menos tres niveles educativos: el grado, los posgrados, y la educación continua o permanente que involucre conocimientos teórico-prácticos y metodológicos, que contribuya a mejorar el desempeño y la jerarquía profesional en la línea de conocimientos "just in time", y que habilite a niveles superiores de conocimiento y a la investigación disciplinaria. Se define y caracteriza la eduación permanente como fenómeno educativo. Se relata el proceso de institucionalización de la Educación Permanente en la Universidad de la República y en la Escuela Universitaria de Bibliotecología y Ciencias Afines en particular. Se desarrollar criterios y políticas académicos, formas de financiación del programa, su evaluación y su proección a futuro. Se presentan datos estadísticos sobre cursos, profesores, y participantes en el período 1994-2001 en la EUBCA     

  13. Qualidade física do solo em pomar de laranjeira no noroeste do paraná com manejo da cobertura permanente na entrelinha Soil physical quality in an orange orchard in northwestern parana as affected by groundcover management

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    Jonez Fidalski

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O tráfego de máquinas e a compactação do solo ocorrem próximo à copa das plantas de citros, aumentando as restrições físicas do solo ao crescimento das raízes. Estratégias de manejo incluem o uso de coberturas permanentes do solo nas entrelinhas de pomares de laranjeira, mas são desconhecidos os seus efeitos na qualidade física do solo. O objetivo deste estudo foi quantificar o impacto de sistemas de manejo com cobertura permanente do solo em alguns indicadores de qualidade física do solo em um pomar de laranjeira. O estudo foi realizado em um experimento de longa duração de laranjeira 'Pêra' sobre limoeiro 'Cravo' com sistemas de cobertura permanente do solo nas entrelinhas, no município de Alto Paraná, noroeste do Paraná, em um Argissolo Vermelho distrófico latossólico, com horizonte superficial de textura arenosa. Os tratamentos de cobertura permanente nas entrelinhas com a gramínea mato-grosso ou batatais (Paspalum notatum manejada com roçada e a leguminosa amendoim forrageiro (Arachis pintoi foram comparados ao manejo tradicional, em que a vegetação espontânea foi dessecada com herbicida pós-emergente. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi de bloco ao acaso com três repetições. Em maio de 2003, a amostragem de solo foi realizada sob rodado e entrerrodado das máquinas nas entrelinhas do pomar. As amostras indeformadas de solo obtidas no centro da camada de 0-15 cm de profundidade foram utilizadas para determinação dos seguintes indicadores: conteúdo de água na capacidade de campo, porosidade total do solo e densidade do solo, a partir dos quais foram estimados os indicadores capacidade de aeração do solo e capacidade de armazenamento de água do solo. Amostras de solo deformadas foram coletadas nas camadas de 0-5 e 10-15 cm de profundidade, para determinação dos teores de C orgânico do solo e cálculo da taxa de estratificação de C orgânico do solo. Os indicadores de qualidade do solo

  14. Mediación de la cultura docente en los proyectos de formación permanente (Mediation of culture teaching in lifelong learning projects (Médiation de la culture de l'enseignant dans les projets de formation continue (Mediação da cultura docente nos projectos de formação permanente

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    Rosa Amaya-de Rebolledo

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    Full Text Available ResumenLa formación permanente del docente juega un papel clave en el cambio educativo; sin embargo, su con- creción práctica representa un reto epistemológico y metodológico. La problemática ha sido abordada des- de diferentes ángulos, en los cuales la relación entre cultura docente y formación permanente no ha sido claramente desvelada. En este artículo, que constituye un avance en la investigación de tesis doctoral de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de Carabobo, se analiza por qué la cultura docente necesita ser reconocida como una realidad dinámica, dialéctica y relacional que afecta la calidad de la for- mación permanente del docente venezolano.AbstractThe continuous training of the teacher plays a key role in educational change; however, to take it to the practice rep- resents an epistemological and meth- odological challenge. The problem has been approached from different angles, where the relation between culture of the teacher and continuous training has not been clearly discussed. In this article, which constitutes an advance in the investigation of doctoral thesis of the Faculty of Sciences of the Education of Carabobo's University, it is analyzed why the culture of the teacher needs to be recognized as a dynamic reality, dialectic and relational that affects the quality of the continuous training in Venezuelan.RésuméLa formation continue des enseignants joue un rôle essentiel dans le changement éducatif, cependant, sa concrétion prati- que représente un défi épistémologique et méthodologique. La problématique a été envisagée dès perspectives différen- tes, dans lesquelles la relation entre la culture de l'enseignant et la formation continue n'a pas encore été nettement dévoilée. Dans cet article, qui constitue une avance dans la recherche de thèse doctorale de la Faculté de Sciences de l'Éducation de l'Université de Carabobo, on

  15. Educação permanente: instrumento de trabalho do enfermeiro na instituição de longa permanência

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    A questão educacional na enfermagem é ampla, podendo referir-se à educação formal em cursos técnicos, de graduação e de pós-graduação, ou à educação em saúde voltada aos treinamentos em serviço. Ante a problemática do envelhecimento populacional, as características da sociedade moderna e o uso crescente de Instituições de Longa Permanência (ILPs) como residência dos idosos, a proposta deste texto reflexivo é enfatizar a relevância e necessidade da educação permanente para os trabalhadores que...

  16. REFORMAS EDUCATIVAS Y FORMACIÓN PERMANENTE DEL PROFESORADO EN LA ÚLTIMA OBRA DE JULIA VARELA: MEMORIA Y OLVIDO

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se analizan la complejidad del proceso de construcción de los Centros de Profesores y el papel desempeñado por una diversidad de instancias y personas que, desde distintos puntos de vista, defendieron su articulación dentro del más amplio campo de la formación permanente del profesorado español entre 1983 y 1990. Habiendo tomado como punto de partida de nuestras reflexiones el último libro de Julia Varela ¿Las reformas educativas a debate (1982-2006¿ defendemos tanto su interés como la asimetría existente entre la relevancia política de esta obra y su debilidad historiográfica.

  17. Políticas y prácticas en la formación permanente del profesorado en TIC en Cataluña

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    Adriana Ornellas; Joan\\u2010Anton Sánchez; Leticia Fraga Colman; Laura Domingo

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    En este artículo presentamos los resultados que emergen de una de las dimensiones investigadas en el proyecto “Políticas y prácticas en torno a las TIC en la enseñanza obligatoria: Implicaciones para la innovación y la mejora” (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. SEJ2007-­‐67562). Nos centramos aquí en uno de los factores determinantes del éxito o fracaso de las políticas destinadas a transformar las prácticas educativas a partir de la integración de las TIC: la formación inicial y permanente...

  18. Estudo comparativo entre ensino presencial e a distância para educação permanente de profissionais auxiliares e técnicos de enfermagem

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    As mudanças ocorridas no mundo do trabalho têm exigido do profissional atualização constante de saberes que possibilitem o desenvolvimento de atitude crítico-reflexiva. Este estudo buscou analisar a aplicabilidade das tecnologias da informação e da comunicação na Educação Permanente dos profissionais auxiliares e técnicos de Enfermagem em um hospital público municipal. É um estudo do tipo ensaio clínico, que lançou mão de técnicas quantitativas e qualitativas através de um experimento que oco...

  19. Educação Permanente em Saúde e Manoel de Barros: uma Aproximação Desformadora

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Trata-se de uma reflexão que promove diálogo entre pressupostos da Educação Permanente em Saúde (EPS e proposições desformadoras do poeta Manoel de Barros, com o objetivo de contribuir para a transvisão da formação e do trabalho em saúde. Optou-se por desvelar tal aproximação com base nos versos do poema “As lições de RQ”, que funcionaram como plataforma para os saltos reflexivos. A discussão encontrou respaldo principal em Paulo Freire e Adolfo Sanchez Vázquez, uma vez que caminhou na perspectiva de uma práxis revolucionária, transformadora e libertadora.

  20. Políticas y prácticas en la formación permanente del profesorado en TIC en Cataluña

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    Adriana Ornellas

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    Full Text Available En este artículo presentamos los resultados que emergen de una de las dimensiones investigadas en el proyecto “Políticas y prácticas en torno a las TIC en la enseñanza obligatoria: Implicaciones para la innovación y la mejora” (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. SEJ2007-­‐67562. Nos centramos aquí en uno de los factores determinantes del éxito o fracaso de las políticas destinadas a transformar las prácticas educativas a partir de la integración de las TIC: la formación inicial y permanente del profesorado.

  1. Fórum Permanente da Agenda 21 Paraná: seus vínculos com o processo de mobilização social

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    Myrian Del Vecchio De Lima

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    Full Text Available Este artigo utiliza a construção dos vínculos entre públicos envolvidos, proposta por Márcio Simeone Henriques (2004, para analisar a ocorrência de um processo de mobilização social, conforme entendimento teórico do sociólogo Bernardo Toro. O trabalho realiza esta proposta especificamente em relação às ações desenvolvidas pelo Fórum Permanente da Agenda 21 no Paraná. O objetivo é observar, por meio dos critérios dos vínculos, as ações de caráter mobilizador com relação a questões socioambientais empreendidas por esse coletivo, a partir do entendimento dos dois autores citados. Para tanto, o texto reflete sobre a compreensão do conceito central em questão, a mobilização social, e o papel da comunicação nesse processo. Após uma breve apresentação do Fórum Permanente da Agenda 21, verifica-se por meio de análise de conteúdo se há, no interior deste coletivo, vínculos que permitam atos de comunicação propícios à mobilização social em torno das diretrizes socioambientais propostas pela Agenda para orientar as políticas públicas.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21882/ruc.v4i7.655 Recebido: 19/09/2016 Publicado: 07/12/2016

  2. Política de Educação Permanente em Saúde: análise de sua implementação

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    Katerine Gonçalves Moraes

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: A política nacional de educação permanente em saúde define novas diretrizes para a gestão democrática na área da educação na saúde, tais como: a gestão participativa, o protagonismo dos trabalhadores e usuários e o fortalecimento do controle social. Objetivo: Analisar o processo de implementação da Política de Educação Permanente em Saúde no Distrito Federal, Brasil. Métodos: Estudo de caso utilizando a teoria da política pública foi realizado no Distrito Federal, envolvendo 24 participantes chave responsáveis pela gestão e implementação dessa política. Resultados: Os achados apontam para um modelo centralizado de gestão com pouca participação de outros segmentos da sociedade civil, obstáculos de financiamento devido a questões burocráticas e desvalorização dos espaços de execução da política. Conclusão: Pode-se concluir que as mudanças políticas e de gestão não têm sido realizadas com a amplitude necessária para a construção coletiva do conhecimento nos serviços de saúde.

  3. Study of Women, Infant feeding, and Type 2 diabetes mellitus after GDM pregnancy (SWIFT, a prospective cohort study: methodology and design

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Women with history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes within 5 years after delivery. Evidence that lactation duration influences incident type 2 diabetes after GDM pregnancy is based on one retrospective study reporting a null association. The Study of Women, Infant Feeding and Type 2 Diabetes after GDM pregnancy (SWIFT is a prospective cohort study of postpartum women with recent GDM within the Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC integrated health care system. The primary goal of SWIFT is to assess whether prolonged, intensive lactation as compared to formula feeding reduces the 2-year incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus among women with GDM. The study also examines whether lactation intensity and duration have persistent favorable effects on blood glucose, insulin resistance, and adiposity during the 2-year postpartum period. This report describes the design and methods implemented for this study to obtain the clinical, biochemical, anthropometric, and behavioral measurements during the recruitment and follow-up phases. Methods SWIFT is a prospective, observational cohort study enrolling and following over 1, 000 postpartum women diagnosed with GDM during pregnancy within KPNC. The study enrolled women at 6-9 weeks postpartum (baseline who had been diagnosed by standard GDM criteria, aged 20-45 years, delivered a singleton, term (greater than or equal to 35 weeks gestation live birth, were not using medications affecting glucose tolerance, and not planning another pregnancy or moving out of the area within the next 2 years. Participants who are free of type 2 diabetes and other serious medical conditions at baseline are screened for type 2 diabetes annually within the first 2 years after delivery. Recruitment began in September 2008 and ends in December 2011. Data are being collected through pregnancy and early postpartum telephone interviews, self

  4. Educação permanente em saúde: uma estratégia para a formação dos agentes comunitários de saúde Educación continua en materia de salud: una estrategia para la formación de agentes de salud de la comunidad Continuing health educating: a strategy for the training of community health agents

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    Vanessa Baliego de Andrade Barbosa

    2012-03-01

    ñanza, necesitando investimento gerencial en la capacitación de los enfermeros en educación permanente, posibilitándolos en la actuación con los ACS.This article aimed to describe and analyze the training process of Health Community Agents (HCA by Family Health Strategy nurses. It is a qualitative research with 17 individuals. Data collection was performed through semi-structured interviews and the analysis was made through the data analysis technique. A category was established: The organization of the educational process in the Family Health Units, in which the themes selected were: nurses as reference team leaders, permanent education, traditional methodologies and education centered on the HCA needs. Through this study we were able to understand that the nurses have less familiarity with permanent education, performing HCA capacitating activities based on traditional teaching methodologies. Investments for capacitating nurses in permanent education are required to allow them to teach HCAs better.

  5. Nuevos retos para el profesorado de secundaria obligatoria: formación permanente para la atención a la diversidad en las aulas (New challenges for teachers of compulsory secondary: lifelong learning for attention to diversity in the classrooms (Nouveaux défis pour le professorat de secondaire obligatoire :formation permanente pour l’attention à la diversité dans la salle de classe (Novos desafios para os professores do ensino médio obrigatório: formação permanente para a atenção à diversidade na sala de aula

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    Mar Prats

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La llegada reciente de alumnos inmigrantes a los centros educativos en España ha enfrentado al profesorado a nuevos retos. El presente artículo pone de manifiesto cuáles son estos nuevos retos que afrontan los docentes de la etapa de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, ESO, a partir de sus propias voces, para conocer las necesidades formativas derivadas de esta situación educativa, con el fin de hacer propuestas de formación permanente para los docentes, como apoyo institucional en la atención de la diversidad de alumnado que coexiste en las aulas. Utilizando como método el estudio de casos múltiples hemos analizado e interpretado la información que conduce a conclusiones prácticas, con muchas posibilidades de ser tenidas en cuenta para la formación permanente de los implicados.

  6. Association between clinical parameters and the presence of active caries lesions in first permanent molars Associação entre parâmetros clínicos e a presença de lesões ativas de cárie em primeiros molares permanentes

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    Juliana Maria Quaglio

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    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between clinical parameters and the presence of active caries lesions on the occlusal surface of first permanent molars. Forty eight children (5.8-13.8 years-old with at least one first permanent molar present were selected. The clinical parameters evaluated were gender, age, DMF-T and dmf-t, presence of active white spots in other teeth, general plaque index, tooth's dental arch (upper or lower, tooth's side (right or left, presence of visible plaque and eruption degree of the first permanent molars. The first permanent molars were evaluated through visual inspection by two examiners in order to assess the presence of active or inactive caries lesions on the occlusal surface. Univariate and multivariate analyses for determination of the association between clinical parameters and the presence of active caries lesions in these teeth were performed. The presence of active white spots in other teeth was associated with the presence of active caries lesions in the first permanent molars, in both univariate and multivariate analyses (Odds ratio = 8.8 and 1.9, respectively. The presence of abundant visible plaque on the occlusal surface of the first permanent molars (Odds ratio = 3.5 in the univariate analysis, and 3.9 in the multivariate one also presented a significant association. In conclusion, the presence of active white spots in other teeth and the presence of considerable visible plaque were associated with the presence of active caries lesions on the occlusal surfaces of first permanent molars.O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar a associação entre parâmetros clínicos e presença de lesões ativas de cárie sobre a superfície oclusal de primeiros molares permanentes. Quarenta e oito crianças (5,8-13,8 anos com pelo menos um primeiro molar permanente foram selecionadas. Os parâmetros clínicos avaliados foram sexo, idade, CPO-D e ceo-d, presença de manchas brancas

  7. Modelación y análisis de susceptibilidad a la deformación permanente de mezclas asfálticas Modeling and analysis of susceptibility to permanent deformation in asphalt mixtures

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    Julián Vidal V

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    Full Text Available La deformación permanente de mezclas asfálticas del Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburra - Antioquia, las cuales se fabrican en nuestro medio bajo las especificaciones INVIAS (Instituto Nacional de Vías y del Valle de Aburrá, se estudiaron utilizando un modelo constitutivo propuesto anteriormente. Este modelo mostró previamente ser efectivo en predecir la deformación de mezclas asfálticas en el Reino Unido bajo diferentes tipos de carga bajo condiciones uniaxiales y triaxiales, y temperaturas comprendidas entre 0 °C y 40 °C. Para el caso de las mezclas del Valle de Aburrá se emplearon temperaturas en un intervalo de 20 °C a 50 °C y se implementó el modelo propuesto con el fin de predecir la susceptibilidad a la deformación permanente. Mediante el estudio experimental de las mezclas se encontró que el comportamiento de estado estable de estas siguió el modelo modificado de Cross (Wang, 2011, con las mezclas exhibiendo comportamiento viscoso lineal y no-lineal a bajos y altos niveles de esfuerzos, respectivamente. Tanto para condiciones de carga como de recuperación se observó una dependencia de la temperatura en el material que fue adecuadamente predicha por el modelo de Arrheniusbajo el intervalo de temperaturas estudiado. Al realizar la modelación del comportamiento de las mezclas se encontró que el modelo propuesto por Ossa et al. (2010 aplica a las mezclas estudiadas y se determinó que la susceptibilidad a la deformación de estas varía considerablemente dependiendo de los materiales utilizados por el productor y en especial el agregado empleado, a pesar de ser mezclas teóricamente similares.Permanent deformation of asphaltic mixtures in the Metropolitan Area of Valle de Aburra - Antioquia, which are built under IVIAS' specifications (Instituto Nacional de Vías and Valle de Aburrá, were studied by employing a constitutive model proposed previously. This model had proved to be effective in predicting deformations of

  8. La inclusión educativa de alumnos con discapacidades graves y permanentes en la Unión Europea. [Educational inclusion of students with severe and permanent disabilities in the European Union

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    López-Torrijo, Manuel

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a comparative study of the care of students with severe and permanent educational needs in the six EU countries with greater rates of educational inclusion, (Italy, Greece, Portugal, Norway, Cyprus and Iceland. Such study has been done bearing in mind the following indicators: Analysis of educational needs, identification of deficit, schooling of students in Specific Centres for Special Education, legislative frame, responsibility for schooling and rendering of services, frame and models of schooling, state and functions of Specific Centres of Special Education, curricula of the inclusion, Human resources, family role and funding. From the aforementioned lines are deduced the trends in policies and educational practices carried out are followed. Conclude the necessary changes for the improvement of the future educational educational inclusion. Este artículo presenta un estudio comparado de la atención realizada a los alumnos con discapacidades graves y permanentes en los seis países de la UE que presentan mayores índices de inclusión educativa (Italia, Grecia, Portugal, Noruega, Chipre e Islandia. Dicho estudio está realizado teniendo en cuenta los siguientes indicadores: concepción de las necesidades educativas especiales, identificación de los déficit, alumnado escolarizado en Centros Específicos de Educación Especial, marco legislativo, responsabilidad de escolarización y prestación de servicios, modelo y modalidades de escolarización, estado y funciones de los Centros Específicos de Educación Especial, currículo de la inclusión, recursos humanos, papel de las familias y financiación. De ahí se deducen las tendencias en las políticas y las prácticas educativas realizadas y se concluyen los cambios necesarios para mejorar la inclusión educativa en un futuro.

  9. Are symbols useful and culturally acceptable in health-state valuation studies? An exploratory study in a multi-ethnic Asian population

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    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Hwee-Lin, Wee1, Shu-Chuen Li2, Xu-Hao Zhang1, Feng Xie3, David Feeny4, Nan Luo5, Yin-Bun Cheung6, David Machin7, Kok-Yong Fong8, Julian Thumboo81Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore (NUS, Singapore; 2Discipline of Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia; 3McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 4Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research, Portland, OR, USA; 5Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, Singapore; 6Clinical Trials and Epidemiology Research Unit, Singapore; 7School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; 8Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital, SingaporeBackground: Symbols have been used in health state valuation studies to help subjects distinguish the severity of various characteristics of a given health state. Symbols used in such studies need to be evaluated for their cross-cultural appropriateness because a given symbol may have different meanings or acceptability in different cultures, which may affect results of such studies.Objectives: To evaluate if using symbols to differentiate health states of different severity is useful and culturally acceptable in a multi-ethnic, urban Asian population.Methods: Using in-depth interviews with adult Chinese, Malay, and Indian Singaporeans conducted in English/mother-tongue, subjects were shown a health state with 6 levels (Health Utilities Index 3 vision, each displayed with a symbol, and asked (1a if symbols were useful in differentiating severity of each level (measured using dichotomous and 0–10 visual analog scale [VAS] scales or (1b offensive and (2 to assess 7 alternative sets of symbols.Results: Of 63 subjects (91% response rate, 18 (29% felt symbols were useful in differentiating severity of each level. Reported usefulness

  10. Control permanente de la gestión sanitaria por monitoreo de costos mediante acontecimientos indicadores Ongoing health management control by cost monitoring through tracer indicators

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    Horacio Villanueva

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar el costo operacional de un servicio quirúrgico, comparar los resultados con estándares y determinar la incidencia de costos. Obtener una metodología eficaz para este fin, extrapolable a todo tipo de servicio asistencial y de fácil instrumentación en una herramienta informática convencional (base de datos de alta difusión y bajo costo que pueda usarse en el control permanente de la gestión. Métodos. El estudio se realizó durante 1999 en el Servicio de Ortopedia y Traumatología del Hospital Estatal "Domingo Funes", Córdoba, Argentina. De los 817 pacientes sometidos a procedimientos diagnósticos o terapéuticos en ese servicio a lo largo del año, se seleccionaron los 154 que necesitaron internación y maniobras quirúrgicas o instrumentales. Se utilizó el método de acontecimientos indicadores descrito por Kessner. Dichos acontecimientos, clasificados en función de su complejidad (alta, mediana, escasa o nula, fueron seleccionados y definidos por consenso de expertos: especialistas médicos y economistas. Se valoraron los costos directos e indirectos para estudiar su peso en el costo total, en cuya estimación se utilizaron nueve variables que se aplicaron a los diferentes acontecimientos indicadores. Resultados. El mayor peso del costo total, tanto estándar como real, recayó en ambos casos sobre la variable "día cama". De la variable "día cama" en el total de acontecimientos indicadores, el 51,2% correspondió a la internación social (costo indirecto y el 48,8% a la internación terapéutica (costo directo. Su diferencia con respecto al costo estándar fue un aumento del orden del 117%. Los costos indirectos (internación social e insumos terapéuticos absorbieron casi la mitad del costo real total. El costo real de todos los acontecimientos investigados, sin incluir los costos indirectos, solo superó al costo estándar en un 6,4%. Incluyendo los costos indirectos (internación social e insumos terap

  11. Racial-Ethnic Differences in Fall Prevalence among Older Women: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study.

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    Geng, Yifan; Lo, Joan C; Brickner, Leslea; Gordon, Nancy P

    2017-03-11

    Falls are the leading cause of hip fracture in older women, with important public health implications. Fall risk increases with age and other clinical factors, and varies by race/ethnicity. International studies suggest that fall risk is lower in Asians, although data are limited in U.S. This study examines racial/ethnic differences in fall prevalence among older U.S. women within a large integrated healthcare delivery system. This cross-sectional study used data from 6277 women ages 65-90 who responded to the 2008 or 2011 Kaiser Permanente Northern California Member Health Survey (KPNC-MHS). The KPNC-MHS is a mailed questionnaire sent to a random sample of adult members stratified by age, gender, and geographic location, representing a population estimate of >200,000 women age ≥65 years. Age, race/ethnicity, self-reported health status, presence of diabetes, arthritis or prior stroke, mobility limitations and number of falls in the past year were obtained from the KPNC-MHS. The independent association of race/ethnicity and recent falls was examined, adjusting for known risk factors. The weighted sample was 76.7% non-Hispanic white, 6.2% Hispanic, 6.8% black and 10.3% Asian. Over 20% reported having fallen during the past year (28.5% non-Hispanic white, 27.8% Hispanic, 23.4% black and 20.1% Asian). Older age was associated with greater fall risk, as was having diabetes (OR 1.24, CI 1.03-1.48), prior stroke (OR 1.51, CI 1.09-2.07), arthritis (OR 1.61, CI 1.39-1.85) and mobility limitations (OR 2.82, CI 2.34-3.39), adjusted for age. Compared to whites, Asian (OR 0.64, CI 0.50-0.81) and black (OR 0.73, CI 0.55-0.95) women were much less likely to have ≥1 fall in the past year, adjusting for age, comorbidities, mobility limitation and poor health status. Asians were also less likely to have ≥2 falls (OR 0.62, CI 0.43-0.88). Among older women, the risk of having a recent fall was substantially lower for black and Asian women when compared to white women. This may

  12. Resultados da correção cirúrgica da exotropia permanente em pacientes amblíopes e não-amblíopes

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    Adriana Valim Portes

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    Full Text Available A exotropia permanente (XT acomete cerca de 1 a 2% da população. Seu tratamento é clínico: antiambliogênico e correção dos erros refrativos, e cirúrgico. O objetivo do tratamento cirúrgico é alinhar os olhos na posição primária do olhar, proporcionando melhor resultado estético. Há muito tempo diversos autores estudam os fatores pré, per e pós-operatórios relacionados ao resultado cirúrgico, uma vez que a taxa de sucesso varia de 60 a 80%. Ainda são poucos os estudos que comparam a presença de ambliopia como fator de influência no resultado final. OBJETIVO: Comparar o resultado cirúrgico dos pacientes amblíopes e não-amblíopes submetidos à cirurgia de correção de XT. MÉTODOS: Análise retrospectiva de 37 prontuários de pacientes amblíopes (Grupo A e não-amblíopes (Grupo B submetidos à correção cirúrgica de XT por retrocessoressecção monocular, sendo avaliados os registros pós-operatórios imediatos e tardios. Idade: grupo A 24,7 ± 14,2 anos, grupo B 22,6 ±18,6 anos; Desvio pré-operatório: grupo A 29,1± 7,2Δ, grupo B 28,4 ± 6,8Δ. RESULTADOS: A taxa de sucesso foi de 60% e 100% (p<0,05, no pós-operatório imediato e 50% e 82,3% (p=0,082, no pós-operatório final, nos grupos A e B, respectivamente. Não houve diferença significante quanto aos desvios pós-operatórios imediatos, tardios e variação do desvio. CONCLUSÃO: Pode-se concluir que o grupo B mostrou melhor resultado no pós-operatório imediato; porém não houve diferença no resultado cirúrgico de correção de exotropia permanente entre pacientes amblíopes e não-amblíopes no período pós-operatório de seis meses.

  13. The feasibility of matching on a propensity score for acupuncture in a prospective cohort study of patients with chronic pain

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Propensity scores are typically applied in retrospective cohort studies. We describe the feasibility of matching on a propensity score derived from a retrospective cohort and subsequently applied in a prospective cohort study of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain before the start of acupuncture or usual care treatment and enrollment in a comparative effectiveness study that required patient reported pain outcomes. Methods We assembled a retrospective cohort study using data from 2010 to develop a propensity score for acupuncture versus usual care based on electronic healthcare record and administrative data (e.g., pharmacy from an integrated health plan, Kaiser Permanente Northwest. The propensity score’s probabilities allowed us to match acupuncture-referred and non-referred patients prospectively in 2013-14 after a routine outpatient visit for pain. Among the matched patients, we collected patient-reported pain before treatment and during follow-up to assess the comparative effectiveness of acupuncture. We assessed balance in patient characteristics with the post-matching c-statistic and standardized differences. Results Based on the propensity score and other characteristics (e.g., patient-reported pain, we were able to match all 173 acupuncture-referred patients to 350 non-referred (usual care patients. We observed a residual imbalance (based on the standardized differences for some characteristics that contributed to the score; for example, age, -0.283, and the Charlson comorbidity score, -0.264, had the largest standardized differences. The overall balance of the propensity score appeared more favorable according to the post-matching c-statistic, 0.503. Conclusion The propensity score matching was feasible statistically and logistically and allowed approximate balance on patient characteristics, some of which will require adjustment in the comparative effectiveness regression model. By transporting propensity

  14. Educação à Distância como estratégia para a educação permanente em saúde: possibilidades e desafios Educación a la Distancia como estratégia para la educación permanente en salud: posibilidades y desafíos Distance Education as strategy for permanent education in health: possibilities and challenges

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    Marluce Alves Nunes Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou refletir sobre a importância da Educação Permanente em Saúde (EPS na promoção do processo de mudança nos docentes da UEFS; estabelecer estratégias para a promoção da EPS e apontar as possibilidades e os desafios para a operacionalização da EAD como estratégia para a EPS. Estudo de revisão bibliográfica. O resultado aponta que a EPS é uma das estratégias para a formação do profissional através de trabalhos coletivos entre os docentes. Como possibilidade: EAD possibilita construir um novo estilo na formação. Desafios: necessidade de conhecimento para utilizar as novas tecnologias da informação e comunicação; dificuldade de acesso a estas tecnologias; escassez de tempo para desenvolver as atividades do curso. Apreendemos que a EAD apresenta nova perspectiva para EPS.Este estudio buscó reflexionar al respecto de la importancia de la Educación Permanente em Salud (EPS em la promoción del proceso de cambios em los docentes de la Universidad Estatal de Feira de Santana (UEFS; establecer estratégias para la promoción de la EPS y apuntar las posibilidades y los desafíos para la operacionalización de la Educación a la Distancia (EAD como estratégia para la EPS. Estudio de una revización bibliográfica. El resultado apunta a que la EPS és una de las estratégias para la formación del profesional por médio de trabajos colectivos entre los docentes. Como posibilidad: EAD posibilita construir um nuevo estilo em lá formación. Desafíos: necesidad de conocimiento para utilizar las nuevas tecnologíes de la información y comunicación; dificultad de acceso a estas tecnologias; poco tiempo para desarrollar las actividades del curso. Aprendimos que la EAD presenta nueva perspectiva para la EPS.The point of this study is to reflect about how important Permanent Education in Health (PEH is in the promotion of the changes process of professors of UEFS; to establish strategies to promote PEH and show the

  15. Prevalence and correlates of suicide ideation in patients with COPD: a mixed methods study

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    Full Text Available Sara Fleehart,1,* Vincent S Fan,2,3,* Huong Q Nguyen,4 Jungeun Lee,1 Ruth Kohen,3 Jerald R Herting,5 Gustavo Matute-Bello,2,3 Sandra G Adams,6,7 Genevieve Pagalilauan,3 Soo Borson3 1School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; 2VAPuget Sound Health Care Center, Seattle, WA, USA; 3School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; 4Reseach and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, CA, USA; 5Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; 6School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center; 7South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX, USA *These authors contributed equally to this paper Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation (SI in patients with stable moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD. Patients and methods: We conducted an exploratory mixed methods analysis of data from participants in a longitudinal observational study of depression in COPD. We measured depression with the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9, which includes an item on SI. We compared participants with and without SI in relation to sociodemographics, symptoms, anxiety, and healthcare resource use with independent t-tests and chi-square tests. Content analysis was performed on qualitative data gathered during a structured SI safety assessment. Results: Of 202 participants, 121 (60% had depressive symptoms (PHQ ≥6; 51 (25% had a PHQ-9 ≥10, indicating a high likelihood of current major depression; and 22 (11% reported SI. Compared to the 99 depressed participants without SI, those with SI were more likely to be female (59% vs 27%, P=0.004; had worse dyspnea (P=0.009, depression (P<0.001, and anxiety (P=0.003; and were also more likely to have received treatment for depression and/or anxiety (82% vs 40%, P<0.001 and more hospitalizations for COPD exacerbations (P=0.03 but had similar

  16. A Origem Histórica do Conceito de Área de Preservação Permanente no Brasil

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    Full Text Available A nossa atualidade vem sendo marcada por uma crescente preocupação com as questões ligadas ao meio ambiente e com a preservação do nosso planeta. De uma maneira geral o aquecimento global, a influência antrópica, a degradação de ambientes naturais, os processos ecológicos, a biodiversidade, a sustentabilidade, bem como a cidadania ambiental tem se tornado temas de discussão nas diversas esferas de convívio social.Dentro da história brasileira podemos identificar uma série de regramentos de caráter ambiental considerando-se como marco a Lei 4.771 de 15 de setembro de 1965, que instituiu o novo Código Florestal Brasileiro. Ao longo do presente artigo procuraremos investigar a origem da conceituação das áreas de preservação permanentes, tema alvo de grandes discussões na atualidade, tal qual surgiu e foi inserida na legislação brasileira, procurando recuperar esse aspecto específico da história do Brasil.

  17. Técnica para identificar faltas transitorias y permanentes en líneas de transmisión, utilizando la transformada Wavelet

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    Miguel Martínez

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    Full Text Available En el presente documento, se presenta un algoritmo que permite distinguir de forma clara y precisa, las faltas transitorias de las permanentes. Adicionalmente se determina el instante de extinción del arco secundario, para así evitar o controlar de forma efectiva y segura la operación de reconexión monofásica en sistemas de transporte de energía. El método de identificación se basa en la determinación de las características de alta frecuencia que posee la señal de tensión de la fase en falta antes del despeje y de la corriente en una fase sana y las relaciona de forma independiente mediante una auto-correlación cruzada. Para el análisis de la señal y extracción de los componentes de alta frecuencia, se ha utilizado la transformada Wavelet. El algoritmo propuesto se probó en un sistema base de 380 kV, funcionando de forma correcta en todos los escenarios planteados y logrando una identificación precisa en los primeros 25 ms de la falta.

  18. Propuesta de un plan permanente de relaciones públicas para educar adolescentes sobre los riesgos que existen en las redes sociales

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    Gina Gilbert Toral

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    redes sociales, utilizadas como un medio de comunicación altamente efectivo; hoy en día existe un notorio cambio en la manera en que los adolescentes se relacionan e interactúan entre sí, se evidencia que los niños a temprana edad adquieren dominio sobre las redes sociales y el internet en general, por lo que están expuestos a peligros de tipo psicológico, tales como: ciberbullying, sexting, grooming y morphing. Por lo antes expuesto, y con el fin de incidir de manera positiva en los adolescentes, el presente trabajo de investigación propone la creación de un plan permanente de relaciones públicas, que entre otras actividades conlleva: charlas de psicología, talleres de concientización, la elaboración de un código de conducta online que minimice los riesgos, y finalmente el desarrollo de campañas en internet y medios tradicionales.

  19. Perspectivas de las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones en la formación permanente del profesorado universitario

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    Dr. C. Oscar Antonio Martínez Molina

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    Full Text Available El acelerado avance científico y tecnológico pasa por el ámbito educativo haciendo que asuma nuevos retos de elevación del nivel educativo. Las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones en la educación proporcionan potencia, fortalecimiento y transformación en el quehacer educativo, al momento que incrementa, en la práctica docente, la calidad del servicio. En el presente artículo se exponen las herramientas tecnológicas en el uso de las TIC en la formación permanente del profesorado universitario, haciéndose una adecuada utilización de las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones lo que marcará gran impacto en la organización, desarrollo y productos en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje si se tiene en cuenta que las nuevas tecnologías de la información y de la comunicación han evolucionado espectacularmente en los últimos años, debido especialmente a su capacidad de interconexión a través de la Red. Esta nueva fase de desarrollo va a tener gran impacto en la organización de la enseñanza y el proceso de aprendizaje

  20. Usos da terra e Áreas de Preservação Permanente (APP na Bacia do Rio da Prata, Castelo-ES

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    Luciano Melo Coutinho

    Full Text Available Este trabalho avaliou o uso da terra e identificou Áreas de Preservação Permanente (APPs na Bacia Hidrográfica do Rio da Prata (BRP, município de Castelo-ES, via técnicas de geoprocessamento. A BRP é marcada pela supressão de vegetação nativa, para expansão da fronteira agropecuária. As classes de uso da terra foram vetorizadas por fotointerpretação de aerofotos ortorretificadas. A delimitação das APPs foi realizada a partir de dados de hidrografia e altimetria de cartas topográficas digitais, com respeito às determinações do Código Florestal Brasileiro. A principal forma de uso da terra é a agropecuária (60,84% da área total, composta pela agricultura (30,21% e pela pecuária (30,63%, sendo que a área preservada com floresta nativa é de 36,85%. As APPs representam 55,48% da área total e sua maior parte (50,40% é utilizada para fins socioeconômicos, enquanto a cobertura florestal representa apenas 49,60%.

  1. La formación inicial y permanente del profesorado de Educación Física a través del practicum

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    Herminia María García Ruso

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se muestran los aspectos más importantes del desarrollo de un proyecto de innovación educativa realizado durante las prácticas de enseñanza. En el proyecto intervinieron cuatro alumnos, futuros maestros especialistas de Educación Física, cuatro tutoras y dos supervisoras. Trataremos de exponer, con cierto matiz descriptivo, las fases seguidas en la realización de un proyecto de investigación-acción, los objetivos formulados, la metodología empleada, la elaboración de una unidad didáctica de expresión corporal y el análisis e interpretación de la información. Finalmente, explicaremos las conclusiones que giran alrededor de tres ejes: la relación de la Universidad y los Centros Educativos, la relación del supervisor y el tutor, y la valoración del propio seminario de investigación-acción como herramienta para la investigación y la formación inicial y permanente del profesorado.

  2. As equações dos estados quase-permanentes e uma visão alternativa da indução eletromagnética

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    Ferreira G. F. Leal

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta-se o sistema de equações que descreve consistentemente os estados quase-permanentes, campos e potenciais, abrangendo a eletrostática, a magnetostática e a lei de indução de Faraday. Mostra-se que ele é correto até a ordem de v² = c² e de wr = c² em que v e w são a velocidade e a aceleração tópicas das cargas, c a velocidade da luz e r a distância ao ponto considerado. Pode-se então obter o campo elétrico de uma carga em movimento nessa aproximação, o qual corrige o campo de Coulomb por termos dependentes da velocidade e da aceleração da carga. Mostra-se assim, como feito anteriormente por Ritz e O'Rahilly, que a indução eletromagnética pode ser atribuída à aceleração das cargas do circuito indutor, propiciando uma visão alternativa dessa interação, usualmente atribuída à variação do fluxo no interior do circuito.

  3. Irrompimento do primeiro molar permanente em crianças de 5 e 6 anos de idade: implicações da análise longitudinal para prevenção da cárie oclusal Emergence of the first permanent molar in 5-6-year-old children: implications from a longitudinal analysis for occlusal caries prevention

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    Paulo Frazão

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O tempo de irrompimento dentário é essencial para o planejamento de medidas de prevenção da cárie oclusal. Com a ampliação do ensino fundamental de oito para nove anos de duração, um número maior de crianças entre cinco e seis anos de idade é incluído na primeira série do ensino fundamental. OBJETIVO: O objetivo foi estimar as tendências do irrompimento dos primeiros molares permanentes em meninos e meninas de 5 e 6 anos de idade. MÉTODOS: Em estudo longitudinal, espaços dentários de 497 crianças de 60 meses e mais de idade foram examinados quatro vezes por um dentista calibrado (kappa > 0,97 durante 18 meses. O primeiro molar permanente foi considerado irrompido quando qualquer parte de sua superfície podia ser tocada por uma sonda de ponta esférica. A idade dos participantes foi medida em meses. Intervalos para 95% de confiança dos valores de prevalência e incidência foram apurados conforme o sexo para três coortes etárias: 60,0 a 65,9; 66,0 a 71,9; 72,0 a 77,9 meses. A razão entre as taxas de incidência foi estimada por meio de análise de regressão de Poisson. RESULTADOS: A maioria das crianças entre 66,0 e 71,9 meses e entre 72,0 e 77,9 meses tem pelo menos um molar permanente irrompido. No grupo de 66,0 a 71,9 meses, de cada três crianças pelo menos uma apresentou os quatro primeiros molares permanentes irrompidos. CONCLUSÃO. As tendências de irrompimento observadas justificam a necessidade da adoção de medidas de vigilância e de proteção específica em relação à lesão de cárie oclusal.The timing of tooth emergence is of considerable importance in the planning of prevention of occlusal caries. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to estimate the trends of emergence of the first permanent molars in girls and boys between 5-6 years of age, since more children are included in the first grade after Brazilian elementary education has been extended from eight to nine years of duration. METHODS: Dental spaces of 497

  4. Improving Refill Adherence in Medicare Patients With Tailored and Interactive Mobile Text Messaging: Pilot Study

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    Jeong, Erwin W; Feger, Erin; Noble, Harmony K; Kmiec, Magdalen; Prayaga, Ram S

    2018-01-01

    Background Nonadherence is a major concern in the management of chronic conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes where patients may discontinue or interrupt their medication for a variety of reasons. Text message reminders have been used to improve adherence. However, few programs or studies have explored the benefits of text messaging with older populations and at scale. In this paper, we present a program design using tailored and interactive text messaging to improve refill rates of partially adherent or nonadherent Medicare members of a large integrated health plan. Objective The aim of this 3-month program was to gain an understanding of whether tailored interactive text message dialogues could be used to improve medication refills in Medicare patients with one or more chronic diseases. Methods We used the mPulse Mobile interactive text messaging solution with partially adherent and nonadherent Medicare patients (ie, over age 65 years or younger with disabilities) of Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KP), a large integrated health plan, and compared refill rates of the text messaging group (n=12,272) to a group of partially adherent or nonadherent Medicare patients at KP who did not receive text messages (nontext messaging group, n=76,068). Both groups were exposed to other forms of refill and adherence outreach including phone calls, secure emails, and robo-calls from December 2016 to February 2017. Results The text messaging group and nontext messaging group were compared using an independent samples t test to test difference in group average of refill rates. There was a significant difference in medication refill rates between the 2 groups, with a 14.07 percentage points higher refill rate in the text messaging group (Pimprove medication refill rates among Medicare patients. These findings also support using interactive text messaging as a cost-effective, convenient, and user-friendly solution for patient engagement

  5. Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday and Fracture Risk: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

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    Adams, Annette L; Adams, John L; Raebel, Marsha A; Tang, Beth T; Kuntz, Jennifer L; Vijayadeva, Vinutha; McGlynn, Elizabeth A; Gozansky, Wendolyn S

    2018-03-12

    Holidays from bisphosphonates (BPs) may help to prevent rare adverse events like atypical femoral fractures, but may be appropriate only if risk of osteoporosis-related fractures does not increase. Our objective was to compare the incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures among women who had a bisphosphonate (BP) holiday to those who continued use BPs. This retrospective cohort study, conducted within 4 Kaiser Permanente integrated health system regions, included 39,502 women aged ≥45 years with ≥3 years exposure to BP. Participants with a BP holiday (≥12 months with no use) were compared to persistent (use with ≥50% adherence) and non-persistent (use with holiday (n = 11,497), non-persistent user (n = 10,882), and persistent user groups (n = 17,123) were observed for 156,657 person-years. A total of 5,199 osteoporosis-related fractures (including 1,515 hip fractures and 2,147 vertebral fractures) were observed. Compared to the persistent use group, there was a slight difference in overall osteoporosis-related fracture risk (HR 0.92, 95% CI 0.84-0.99)and no difference in hip fracture risk (HR 0.95, 95% CI 0.83-1.10) for the BP holiday group. A slight reduction in risk of vertebral fracture was observed (HR 0.83, 95% CI 0.74-0.95). Compared to the non-persistent user group, the BP holiday group was at decreased risk for osteoporosis-related fractures (HR 0.71, 95% CI 0.65-0.79), vertebral fractures (HR 0.68, 95% CI 0.59-0.78), and hip fractures (HR 0.59; 95% CI 0.50-0.70). Women who undertake a BP holiday from BP of ≥12 months duration for any reason after ≥3 years of BP use do not appear to be at greater risk of osteoporosis-related fragility fracture, hip, or vertebral fractures compared to ongoing BP users. In our cohort, BP holiday remains a viable strategy for balancing the benefits and potential harms associated with long-term BP use. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright

  6. The Impact of Telephonic Wellness Coaching on Weight Loss: A “Natural Experiments for Translation in Diabetes (NEXT-D)” Study

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    Schmittdiel, Julie A.; Adams, Sara R.; Goler, Nancy; Sanna, Rashel S.; Boccio, Mindy; Bellamy, David J.; Brown, Susan D.; Neugebauer, Romain S.; Ferrara, Assiamira

    2016-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the impact of a population-based telephonic wellness coaching program on weight loss. Methods Individual-level segmented regression analysis of interrupted time series data comparing the BMI trajectories in the 12 months before vs. the 12 months after initiating coaching among a cohort of Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) members (n=954) participating in The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) Wellness Coaching program in 2011. The control group was a 20:1 propensity-score matched control group (n=19,080) matched with coaching participants based on baseline demographic and clinical characteristics. Results Wellness coaching participants had a significant upward trend in BMI in the 12 months before their first Wellness coaching session, and a significant downward trend in BMI in the 12 months after their first session equivalent to a clinically significant reduction of greater than one unit of baseline BMI (pcoaching has a positive impact on BMI reduction that is both statistically and clinically significant. Future research and quality improvement efforts should focus on disseminating Wellness coaching for weight loss in diabetes patients and those at risk for developing the disease. PMID:28124501

  7. Health and economic effects from linking bedside and outpatient tobacco cessation services for hospitalized smokers in two large hospitals: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    Fellows Jeffrey L

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Extended smoking cessation follow-up after hospital discharge significantly increases abstinence. Hospital smoke-free policies create a period of ‘forced abstinence’ for smokers, thus providing an opportunity to integrate tobacco dependence treatment, and to support post-discharge maintenance of hospital-acquired abstinence. This study is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (1U01HL1053231. Methods/Design The Inpatient Technology-Supported Assisted Referral study is a multi-center, randomized clinical effectiveness trial being conducted at Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW and at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU hospitals in Portland, Oregon. The study assesses the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of linking a practical inpatient assisted referral to outpatient cessation services plus interactive voice recognition (AR + IVR follow-up calls, compared to usual care inpatient counseling (UC. In November 2011, we began recruiting 900 hospital patients age ≥18 years who smoked ≥1 cigarettes in the past 30 days, willing to remain abstinent postdischarge, have a working phone, live within 50 miles of the hospital, speak English, and have no health-related barriers to participation. Each site will randomize 450 patients to AR + IVR or UC using a 2:1 assignment strategy. Participants in the AR + IVR arm will receive a brief inpatient cessation consult plus a referral to available outpatient cessation programs and medications, and four IVR follow-up calls over seven weeks postdischarge. Participants do not have to accept the referral. At KPNW, UC participants will receive brief inpatient counseling and encouragement to self-enroll in available outpatient services. The primary outcome is self-reported thirty-day smoking abstinence at six months postrandomization for AR + IVR participants compared to usual care. Additional outcomes include self-reported and biochemically confirmed

  8. Health and economic effects from linking bedside and outpatient tobacco cessation services for hospitalized smokers in two large hospitals: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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    Fellows, Jeffrey L; Mularski, Richard; Waiwaiole, Lisa; Funkhouser, Kim; Mitchell, Julie; Arnold, Kathleen; Luke, Sabrina

    2012-08-01

    Extended smoking cessation follow-up after hospital discharge significantly increases abstinence. Hospital smoke-free policies create a period of 'forced abstinence' for smokers, thus providing an opportunity to integrate tobacco dependence treatment, and to support post-discharge maintenance of hospital-acquired abstinence. This study is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (1U01HL1053231). The Inpatient Technology-Supported Assisted Referral study is a multi-center, randomized clinical effectiveness trial being conducted at Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW) and at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) hospitals in Portland, Oregon. The study assesses the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of linking a practical inpatient assisted referral to outpatient cessation services plus interactive voice recognition (AR + IVR) follow-up calls, compared to usual care inpatient counseling (UC). In November 2011, we began recruiting 900 hospital patients age ≥18 years who smoked ≥1 cigarettes in the past 30 days, willing to remain abstinent postdischarge, have a working phone, live within 50 miles of the hospital, speak English, and have no health-related barriers to participation. Each site will randomize 450 patients to AR + IVR or UC using a 2:1 assignment strategy. Participants in the AR + IVR arm will receive a brief inpatient cessation consult plus a referral to available outpatient cessation programs and medications, and four IVR follow-up calls over seven weeks postdischarge. Participants do not have to accept the referral. At KPNW, UC participants will receive brief inpatient counseling and encouragement to self-enroll in available outpatient services. The primary outcome is self-reported thirty-day smoking abstinence at six months postrandomization for AR + IVR participants compared to usual care. Additional outcomes include self-reported and biochemically confirmed seven-day abstinence at six months, self-reported seven

  9. Permanent vascular access in patients with end-stage renal disease, Brazil Acceso vascular permanente en pacientes renales crónicos terminales en Brasil Acesso vascular permanente em pacientes renais crônicos terminais no Brasil

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    Gisele Macedo da Silva

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess factors associated with the establishment of permanent vascular access for patients with end-stage renal disease. METHODS: Cross-sectional study conducted in a nationally representative sample of Brazilian end-stage renal disease patients in dialysis and transplant centers during 2007. The sample comprised only patients who received hemodialysis as a primary therapy modality and reported the type of vascular access for their primary hemodialysis treatment (N=2,276. Data were from the TRS Project - "Economic and Epidemiologic Evaluation of Modalities of Renal Replacement Therapy in Brazil". Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to assess factors associated with the establishment of permanent vascular access in these patients. RESULTS: About 30% of the patients studied had an arteriovenous vascular access. The following factors were associated with a lower likelihood of having an arteriovenous vascular access as a primary type of access: time of hemodialysis start since the diagnosis of chronic renal failure OBJETIVO: Analizar factores asociados a la provisión de acceso vascular arteriovenoso en Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal, nacionalmente representativo, con pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica terminal acompañados en servicios de diálisis o en centros transplantadores en el año de 2007. La muestra incluyó pacientes que tuvieron la hemodiálisis como primera modalidad de tratamiento y que sabían con que tipo de acceso vascular habían iniciado el tratamiento (N=2.276. Los datos son oriundos del Proyecto TRS - "Evaluación económica-epidemiológica de las modalidades de Terapia renal Sustitutiva en Brasil". Fue utilizada la regresión logística múltiple. RESULTADOS: Aproximadamente 30% de los pacientes tenían acceso vascular arteriovenoso. Los factores asociados a la baja probabilidad de tener acceso vascular arteriovenoso como primer tipo de acceso fueron: tiempo de diagnóstico de enfermedad

  10. Caracterização das atividades educativas de trabalhadores de enfermagem na ótica da educação permanente

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    Adriana Marques da Silva

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    Full Text Available Este estudo discute a reciprocidade entre práticas de saúde e educativas e objetiva caracterizar os trabalhadores deenfermagem e suas atividades educativas em região do município de São Paulo. Estudo exploratório-descritivoquantitativo, realizado em 18 serviços de saúde entre 2005/2006, cuja coleta de dados foi feita por meio de entrevistae aplicação de dois formulários. Identificou-se que 84,8% dos trabalhadores de enfermagem atuam nos hospitais epronto socorro (PS; 22,5% são enfermeiros, 15,2%, técnicos de enfermagem (TE e 62,3%, auxiliares deenfermagem (AE. Das 245 ações educativas mapeadas, 78,4% são realizadas nos hospitais e PS,predominantemente, focadas na recuperação da saúde; 46,9% estão direcionadas aos enfermeiros, 39,6% aosenfermeiros, TE e AE e 13,5%, aos TE e AE; 21,2% ações utilizam estratégias tradicionais de ensino e 15,1%, asparticipativas; 69% têm duração de 01-20h; 55,5% são realizadas fora do serviço. Apesar de predominar atividadeseducativas voltadas aos enfermeiros, orientadas para recuperação da saúde, com utilização de estratégias de ensinotradicionais, a presença de ações ancoradas no cotidiano de trabalho, remete à concepção de educação permanente eassinala possibilidades de mudança da abordagem das práticas educativas de trabalhadores na perspectiva daintegralidade da saúde e do cuidado integral de enfermagem.

  11. Contação de história: tecnologia cuidativa na educação permanente para o envelhecimento ativo

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    Nadia Pinheiro da Costa

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: avaliar pertinência e efetividade da tecnologia cuidativo-educacional "contação de histórias" como estratégia no cultivo do envelhecimento ativo (EA para usuários idosos de uma Unidade Básica de Saúde (UBS, da Amazônia. Método: Pesquisa Convergente Assistencial (PCA, realizada em UBS de Belém, estado do Pará, com oito idosas para testagem da tecnologia. Aplicou-se questionário de avaliação do EA e WHOQOL - breve, avaliação de qualidade de vida. Após capacitação com vistas à educação permanente, idosas contaram histórias para uma plateia que se manifestou respondendo à pergunta: "O que você tirou dela para a sua vida?" Resultados: histórias populares contadas provocaram reações das quais emergiram as categorias: Solidariedade; Respeito ao outro; Imaginação, sonhos, esperança e Cultura do imaginário amazônida. Tal prática resultou positiva, com mudança na qualidade de vida das idosas, no domínio psicológico. Conclusão: "contação de histórias" revelou-se uma tecnologia inovadora, recurso pertinente e efetivo à educação em saúde, especialmente para o envelhecimento ativo.

  12. Diversidad y carbono almacenado en el área forestal permanente de Álvaro Obregón, Calakmul, Campeche

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    Ligia Guadalupe Esparza Olguín

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    Full Text Available El Área Forestal Permanente (AFP del ejido Álvaro Obregón en Calakmul resguarda selvas subperennifolias que han estado expuestas al manejo forestal. Dada su importancia como reservorios de carbono y biodiversidad, el objetivo de este estudio fue analizar la diversidad arbórea, la acumulación de biomasa y la captura de carbono en diferentes comunidades de dicho tipo de vegetación (selva mediana – SMSP y selva inundable - SI presentes en el AFP, las cuales están en periodo de recuperación desde hace más de 20 años. El trabajo se realizó en parcelas circulares de 1 000 m2, en donde se etiquetaron, midieron (altura y diámetro a la altura de 1.30 m, e identificaron los taxa arbóreos presentes. En las SMSP se determinó una riqueza de 90 especies, con densidades de 5 170 y 3 720 ind ha-1, con una diversidad (H intermedia (2.8 a 2.65. En las SI se identificaron 75 especies, con una densidad (5 920 a 8 630 ind ha-1, y una diversidad (H alta (3.02 a 3.06. La diversidad estructural promedio (Hsdh fue baja para SMSP y SI, con valores de carbono de 16.6 a 37.17 Mg C ha-1, en SMSP; y 36.44 a 44.58 en SI. Se concluye que las selvas subperennifolias analizadas están en recuperación, con procesos de regeneración y captura de carbono importantes para la conservación de la diversidad.

  13. Estimación de la carga de enfermedad por incapacidad laboral permanente en España durante el período 2009-2012

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    María Andrée López

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    Full Text Available Fundamentos: La incapacidad laboral permanente (IP supone una importante carga social y económica. El objetivo de este estudio fue estimar la carga de enfermedad debida a la IP en España. Métodos: A partir de la Muestra Continua de Vidas Laborales (MCVL se imputó como diagnóstico de la IP (2009-2012 el de la incapacidad temporal (IT iniciada en 2009 en los individuos que cumplieron dos criterios: larga duración de la IT y corta duración del período entre la IT y la IP. Para los casos con diagnóstico imputado se calculó la carga de enfermedad por IP a partir de los años potenciales de vida laboral perdidos (APVLP, definidos como la diferencia entre la edad de jubilación (65 años y la edad de inicio de la IP. Resultados: Según la MCVL, 163.135 (13,6% personas sufrieron de IT en 2009, de las cuáles a 4.738 (0,39% se le reconoció una IP entre 2009-2012. Se pudo establecer el diagnóstico de IP en 3.073 (64,9% casos. Las causas más frecuentes de IP fueron los trastornos musculo-esqueléticos (27,4% y mentales (11,6% que, asimismo, produjeron mayor cantidad de APVLP por IP: 11.086 (26,5% y 7.052 (16,9%, respectivamente. Los trastornos mentales destacaron por producir IP a edades más jóvenes (mediana=49 años. Conclusiones: Los trastornos mentales y los musculo-esqueléticos representaron la mayor carga de enfermedad en individuos en situación de IP.

  14. The Diabetes Telephone Study: Design and challenges of a pragmatic cluster randomized trial to improve diabetic peripheral neuropathy treatment.

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    Adams, Alyce S; Bayliss, Elizabeth A; Schmittdiel, Julie A; Altschuler, Andrea; Dyer, Wendy; Neugebauer, Romain; Jaffe, Marc; Young, Joseph D; Kim, Eileen; Grant, Richard W

    2016-06-01

    Challenges to effective pharmacologic management of symptomatic diabetic peripheral neuropathy include the limited effectiveness of available medicines, frequent side effects, and the need for ongoing symptom assessment and treatment titration for maximal effectiveness. We present here the rationale and implementation challenges of the Diabetes Telephone Study, a randomized trial designed to improve medication treatment, titration, and quality of life among patients with symptomatic diabetic peripheral neuropathy. We implemented a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of an automated interactive voice response tool designed to provide physicians with real-time patient-reported data about responses to newly prescribed diabetic peripheral neuropathy medicines. A total of 1834 primary care physicians treating patients in the diabetes registry at Kaiser Permanente Northern California were randomized into the intervention or control arm. In September 2014, we began identification and recruitment of patients assigned to physicians in the intervention group who receive three brief interactive calls every 2 months after a medication is prescribed to alleviate diabetic peripheral neuropathy symptoms. These calls provide patients with the opportunity to report on symptoms, side effects, self-titration of medication dose and overall satisfaction with treatment. We plan to compare changes in self-reported quality of life between the intervention group and patients in the control group who receive three non-interactive automated educational phone calls. Successful implementation of this clinical trial required robust stakeholder engagement to help tailor the intervention and to address pragmatic concerns such as provider time constraints. As of 27 October 2015, we had screened 2078 patients, 1447 of whom were eligible for participation. We consented and enrolled 1206 or 83% of those eligible. Among those enrolled, 53% are women and the mean age

  15. Permanent education that approaches radiation protection in hemodynamic service; Educacao permanente que aborde radioprotecao em servico de hemodinamica

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    In the hemodynamic services that apply ionizing radiation yet exist the necessity of capacitation of workers for actuation in those areas. So, this qualitative study performed in a hemodynamic service at Sao Jose, Santa Catarina, Brazil, had the objective to analyse how are developed the permanent education programs and the real necessity of workers. The results have shown that the workers are longing for their qualification and formation, as generally they are admitted with not any qualification for those services. So, the workers that realize the on duty hemodynamic service praxis must do it in a conscious manner and the E P is a way for to adopt good practice in radiological protection

  16. MAPEAMENTO DAS ÁREAS DE PRESERVAÇÃO PERMANENTE DO ESTADO DO ESPÍRITO SANTO, BRASIL

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    Fernando Coelho Eugenio

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    Full Text Available The study was conducted across the state of Espirito Santo, with the objective of limiting the Permanent Preservation Areas (PPAs by optical law 12.651/2012 (forest code and highlight the importance of identifying those areas automatically. Each PPA has its own methodology for their mapping, however, all were mapped with the aid of geotechnology. The state has 22.43% of its PPA area distributed along the marginal strip watercourses (10.42%; in the surroundings of lakes and natural ponds (0.67%; around the artificial water reservoirs (0.02%, in the vicinity of springs (0.89% in the hillsides with slopes greater than 45° (0.24%; in restingas (1.92%; in mangroves (0.19%; on top of hills (8.98%; and in higher than 1800 meters (0.19% of the total area of the state altitudes. This study serves as a technical subsidy for evaluation and quantification of PPAs in a State, since it is the first one in a state level in Brazil on the issue.

  17. Ser niño en situación de calle: un riesgo permanente / Homeless children: a permanent risk

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    Janeth Valencia

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo se realizó con niños en situación de calle en la ciudad de Medellín, Colombia. Objetivo: comprender las experiencias y significados que tienen las situaciones de riesgo que viven en su cotidianeidad. Metodología: estudio cualitativo, enfoque etnográfico, se realizaron entrevistas, observaciones y diario de campo. Se garantizó la confidencialidad en la divulgación de los datos. Resultados: para los niños la calle significa un riesgo representado por circunstancias que favorecen la ocurrencia de una situación generadora de daño físico y emocional, está condicionado por los lugares en los que se encuentren, las instituciones a las que tienen acceso, las personas con quienes interactúan, las ocupaciones que realizan y el consumo de drogas. Conclusión: los niños consideran que el medio en el cual se mueven representa un riesgo, lo que los convierte en personas vulnerables que deben protegerse a sí mismos. -- This study was conducted with homeless children in Medellin, Colombia. Objective: to understand the experiences and meanings of the risky situations that homeless children experience every day. Methodology: a qualitative study with an ethnographic approach. Interviews, observations and field journals were used for data collection. Results: the streets are a risk for children because their circumstances favor the occurrence of physical and emotional damage. This damage depends on the places the children are in, the institutions to which they have access, the people with whom they interact, their occupations and the drugs they use. Conclusion: children believe that the environment in which they live is risk-filled, and this makes them vulnerable people who must protect themselves

  18. Academic formation and permanent education: influences on leadership styles of nurses Formação acadêmica e educação permanente: influências nos estilos de liderança de enfermeiros

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    Karen Cristina Kades Andrigue

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: conhecer as influências da formação acadêmica e da Educação Permanente em Saúde (EPS nos estilos de liderança adotados pelos enfermeiros no âmbito hospitalar. Método: pesquisa qualitativa do tipo descritiva, apoiada no referencial de Hersey e Blanchard. Participaram do estudo seis enfermeiros da rede hospitalar de Chapecó (SC, que tipificavam diferentes estilos de liderança. Os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas e analisados conforme Análise Temática. Resultados: os participantes sentiram-se pouco influenciados para liderar diante da formação obtida na graduação e ressaltaram dificuldades de integração ensino-serviço, que interferiram no exercício da liderança. Quanto à EPS, sinalizaram a falta de investimentos na qualificação. Conclusão: destaca-se a importância de o ensino na graduação fortalecer as práticas de aprendizagem da liderança e entende-se que a liderança é aperfeiçoada ao longo da vida profissional.    Objective: to know the influences of academic training and Continuing Health Education (EPS on the leadership styles adopted by nurses in the hospital environment. Method: it is qualitative descriptive-type research supported in the references of Hersey and Blanchard. Six nurses from the hospital network of Chapecó, Santa Catarina, participated in this study and typified different leadership styles. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed according to Thematic Analysis. Results: the participants felt only slightly influenced to lead during the training obtained in their graduation course and highlighted difficulties in integrating education service, which interfered in exercising leadership. As for the Continuing Health Education (EPS, it indicated a lack of investment in qualification. Conclusion: standing it was highlighted the importance of education in graduation studies to strengthen leadership learning practices and it is

  19. Effectiveness of screening colonoscopy in reducing the risk of death from right and left colon cancer: a large community-based study.

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    Doubeni, Chyke A; Corley, Douglas A; Quinn, Virginia P; Jensen, Christopher D; Zauber, Ann G; Goodman, Michael; Johnson, Jill R; Mehta, Shivan J; Becerra, Tracy A; Zhao, Wei K; Schottinger, Joanne; Doria-Rose, V Paul; Levin, Theodore R; Weiss, Noel S; Fletcher, Robert H

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    Screening colonoscopy's effectiveness in reducing colorectal cancer mortality risk in community populations is unclear, particularly for right-colon cancers, leading to recommendations against its use for screening in some countries. This study aimed to determine whether, among average-risk people, receipt of screening colonoscopy reduces the risk of dying from both right-colon and left-colon/rectal cancers. We conducted a nested case-control study with incidence-density matching in screening-eligible Kaiser Permanente members. Patients who were 55-90 years old on their colorectal cancer death date during 2006-2012 were matched on diagnosis (reference) date to controls on age, sex, health plan enrolment duration and geographical region. We excluded patients at increased colorectal cancer risk, or with prior colorectal cancer diagnosis or colectomy. The association between screening colonoscopy receipt in the 10-year period before the reference date and colorectal cancer death risk was evaluated while accounting for other screening exposures. We analysed 1747 patients who died from colorectal cancer and 3460 colorectal cancer-free controls. Compared with no endoscopic screening, receipt of a screening colonoscopy was associated with a 67% reduction in the risk of death from any colorectal cancer (adjusted OR (aOR)=0.33, 95% CI 0.21 to 0.52). By cancer location, screening colonoscopy was associated with a 65% reduction in risk of death for right-colon cancers (aOR=0.35, CI 0.18 to 0.65) and a 75% reduction for left-colon/rectal cancers (aOR=0.25, CI 0.12 to 0.53). Screening colonoscopy was associated with a substantial and comparably decreased mortality risk for both right-sided and left-sided cancers within a large community-based population. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/.

  20. A population-based study of tumor gene expression and risk of breast cancer death among lymph node-negative patients.

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    Habel, Laurel A; Shak, Steven; Jacobs, Marlena K; Capra, Angela; Alexander, Claire; Pho, Mylan; Baker, Joffre; Walker, Michael; Watson, Drew; Hackett, James; Blick, Noelle T; Greenberg, Deborah; Fehrenbacher, Louis; Langholz, Bryan; Quesenberry, Charles P

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    The Oncotype DX assay was recently reported to predict risk for distant recurrence among a clinical trial population of tamoxifen-treated patients with lymph node-negative, estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. To confirm and extend these findings, we evaluated the performance of this 21-gene assay among node-negative patients from a community hospital setting. A case-control study was conducted among 4,964 Kaiser Permanente patients diagnosed with node-negative invasive breast cancer from 1985 to 1994 and not treated with adjuvant chemotherapy. Cases (n = 220) were patients who died from breast cancer. Controls (n = 570) were breast cancer patients who were individually matched to cases with respect to age, race, adjuvant tamoxifen, medical facility and diagnosis year, and were alive at the date of death of their matched case. Using an RT-PCR assay, archived tumor tissues were analyzed for expression levels of 16 cancer-related and five reference genes, and a summary risk score (the Recurrence Score) was calculated for each patient. Conditional logistic regression methods were used to estimate the association between risk of breast cancer death and Recurrence Score. After adjusting for tumor size and grade, the Recurrence Score was associated with risk of breast cancer death in ER-positive, tamoxifen-treated and -untreated patients (P = 0.003 and P = 0.03, respectively). At 10 years, the risks for breast cancer death in ER-positive, tamoxifen-treated patients were 2.8% (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.7-3.9%), 10.7% (95% CI 6.3-14.9%), and 15.5% (95% CI 7.6-22.8%) for those in the low, intermediate and high risk Recurrence Score groups, respectively. They were 6.2% (95% CI 4.5-7.9%), 17.8% (95% CI 11.8-23.3%), and 19.9% (95% CI 14.2-25.2%) for ER-positive patients not treated with tamoxifen. In both the tamoxifen-treated and -untreated groups, approximately 50% of patients had low risk Recurrence Score values. In this large, population-based study of lymph

  1. Prevalência de cárie em dentes permanentes de escolares do Município de São Paulo, SP, 1970-1996 Dental caries prevalence in permanent teeth of schoolchildren in Brazil, 1970-1996

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    Paulo C Narvai

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudar a evolução da prevalência de cárie em dentes permanentes da população infantil do Município de São Paulo, SP, no período 1970-1996, com base em levantamento epidemiológico em escolares das redes pública e privada de ensino. MÉTODOS: Utilizando metodologia recomendada pela Organização Mundial da Saúde, foram examinados 2.491 escolares de 103 unidades das redes de ensino público e privado. Foi obtida amostra probabilística, com base no cadastro das escolas do município. Os elementos amostrais foram identificados ao acaso. RESULTADOS: Observou-se que de uma situação de prevalência "muito alta" de cárie dentária nos anos 60 e 70, a população de referência evoluiu positivamente, na idade-índice de 12 anos, para um quadro de "baixa" prevalência. CONCLUSÃO: Entre 1986 e 1996 o declínio na cárie dentária, aos 12 anos de idade, foi da ordem de 68,2% entre escolares do Município de São Paulo.OBJECTIVE: To assess the evolution of dental caries in permanent teeth of schoolchildren in S. Paulo City, Brazil, during the period of 1970-1996. METHODS: The World Health Organization methodology for oral health surveys was applied in 2,491 shoolchildren, both male and female from 103 public and private schools. A probabilistic sample stratified by age, school category, and city zones was obtained by the Education State Service data system. Computational resources were used. RESULTS: Data from the 1996 S.Paulo survey were compared with others data provided by studies such as the one conducted in the same city and the reference-population in the second half of the 20th century. In the 60s and 70s the DMF-T Index among 12-year-old schoolchildren was around 7.0. In 1986 it was 6.5 and in 1996 it was registered 2.1, a decline of 68%. CONCLUSION: Dental caries in permanent teeth among S. Paulo City 12-year-old schoolchildren changed from a "very high" to "low" prevalence.

  2. Decreasing Excessive Media Usage while Increasing Physical Activity: A Single-Subject Research Study

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    Larwin, Karen H.; Larwin, David A.

    2008-01-01

    The Kaiser Family Foundation released a report entitled "Kids and Media Use" in the United States that concluded that children's use of media--including television, computers, Internet, video games, and phones--may be one of the primary contributor's to the poor fitness and obesity of many of today's adolescents. The present study examines the…

  3. Cenários ambientais para o ordenamento territorial de áreas de preservação permanente no município de Sorocaba, SP

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    Kaline de Mello

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    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou analisar a importância das Áreas de Preservação Permanente (APP para a manutenção dos remanescentes florestais no município de Sorocaba, SP. O mapa desses remanescentes foi elaborado com base em fotografias aéreas de 2006, e mapas de hidrografia e de declividade foram usados para determinação das APP. Compararam-se dois cenários: real (mata atual e ideal (mata atual acrescida da restauração das APP, com base em métricas da paisagem. Os resultados indicaram que 19% do município se enquadra como APP e, dessa área, apenas 45% possui cobertura florestal. As APP preservadas representam 50% do total de cobertura florestal da paisagem. A restauração das APP representaria aumento de 16,68% para 28% de cobertura florestal da paisagem e possibilitaria o surgimento de fragmentos maiores que 3.000 ha, enquanto no cenário real os maiores fragmentos atingem 300 ha. Os remanescentes florestais se apresentaram intimamente ligados às APP: margens de rios, áreas alagáveis e encostas, onde a ocupação urbana foi dificultada e existe o instrumento legal de proteção. Esse quadro evidencia que as APP possuem papel fundamental na conservação florestal em um município bastante urbanizado, onde as áreas naturais sofrem muita pressão. A avaliação dos cenários mostrou que a incorporação dos dispositivos legais no planejamento e ordenamento territorial subsidia as estratégias voltadas para a manutenção de hábitats naturais e, consequentemente, a diminuição dos efeitos negativos sobre a biodiversidade. Entretanto, as mudanças recentes no Código Florestal podem representar um retrocesso no cenário ambiental nacional diante da crescente urbanização.

  4. Educação permanente de docentes: análise crítica de experiências não sistematizadas

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    Henriqueta Galvanin Guidio de Almeida

    Full Text Available Quando alterações curriculares abrangentes são propostas para os cursos de Medicina, como no caso da implantação de um currículo integrado, exige-se do professor a modificação de seu papel central de transmissor de conhecimentos para um papel mais cooperativo efacilitador do processo de ensino-aprendizagem, o que pode gerar insegurança, sensação de perda de poder e resistência. A capacitação formal dos docentes para suas novas funções é imperiosa para o sucesso nas mudanças. Além das ações educativas sistematizadas, atividades alternativas podem contribuir para aperfeiçoar a função docente. Este artigo analisa a experiência de docentes do curso de Medicina da Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL, membros das comissões de apoio ao colegiado, que desenvolveram, nos primeiros anos da implantação do currículo integrado, atividades não sistematizadas de educação permanente junto a docentes do curso. São comentadas informações a respeito: da reunião semanal realizada com os tutores; da pesquisação sobre a inserção e o desenvolvimento docente no currículo integrado; da revisão dos conteúdos dos módulos temáticos; da pesquisação com os coordenadores dos módulos temáticos; e do inquérito realizado com os preceptores de áreas do internato médico. As atividades analisadas forneceram respostas a demandas locais e contribuíram com a dinâmica de um processo de implantação que deve permanecer em contínua renovação.

  5. Prevalencia de defectos del desarrollo del esmalte en los incisivos permanentes de escolares: un estudio fotográfico en el Sur de Brasil

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    presencia de DDE en los incisivos permanentes de los escolares en el sur de Brasil fue alta, es importante que el cirujano dentista sea capaz de diagnosticar e identificar los posibles factores etiológicos.

  6. Consumo no Brasil: teoria da renda permanente, formação de hábito e restrição à liquidez

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    Fábio Augusto Reis Gomes

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a série de consumo agregado do Brasil. Como usual, investiga-se, primeiramente, a aplicabilidade da hipótese do passeio aleatório do consumo, derivada teoricamente a partir das hipóteses de ciclo de vida/renda permanente e expectativas racionais (TRP. Utilizando a decomposição de Beveridge e Nelson (1981 verificamos que o consumo apresenta, além de uma tendência estocástica, uma parte cíclica estacionaria, o que não é compatível com a TRP. Este resultado está em conformidade com o resultado de Reis et alii (1998 de que grande parte da população brasileira está restrita a consumir sua renda corrente, existindo um ciclo comum entre consumo e renda. Em uma tentativa de gerar um processo estocástico para o consumo compatível com a evidência empírica introduzimos formação de hábito nas preferências de um consumidor representativo. No entanto, o processo daí derivado não se mostrou significativo diante da possibilidade dos consumidores serem restritos à liquidez.This article analyzes the behavior of aggregate consumption series in Brazil. As usual, the random walk hypothesis of consumption, derived theoretically from the life cycle/permanent income and rational expectations hypothesis (PIH, is tested. The Beveridge e Nelson (1981 decomposition indicates that the consumption series has a stochastic trend and a cyclical stationary component, incompatible with the PIH. This result is in line with Reis et alii (1998, who concluded that a large fraction of Brazilian people is credit constrained, which generates a common cycle between consumption and income. Following, we introduce habit formation in the preference of a representative consumer in order to attempt to produce a process of consumption compatible with the empirical evidence. However, such a process does not prove itself statistically significant amidst the possibility of credit constraint consumers.

  7. Suspended sediment entrainment estimation in unsteady turbulent flows by means of a stochastic meted; Computo de la incorporacion de sedimento en suspension en flujos turbulentos no permanentes utilizando un enfoque estocastico

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    bibliografia, pero todas ellas han sido derivadas para condiciones de flujo permanente y uniforme. La bondad de estas relaciones para predecir tasas de incorporacion en flujos no permanentes no ha sido demostrada y tampoco se ha intentado desarrollar una formulacion general que sea aplicable tanto en condiciones permanentes como no permanentes. El enfoque tradicional relacionada la incorporacion de sedimento con el esfuerzo de corte asociado con la friccion de grano en una forma deterministica, proveyendo solo una relacion entre valores medios. Una alternativa es considerar el esfuerzo de corte y la incorporacion como magnitudes estocasticas turbulentas y expresarlas en terminos de sus funciones de densidad de probabilidad (PDF). De esta manera se pueden obtener estadisticos de la incorporacion a partir de las PDF del esfuerzo de corte tanto en situaciones de flujos permanentes como no permanentes, dado que el efecto de la impermanencia esta implicito en el PDF. Esta nueva metodologia fue usada para estimar la incorporacion de sedimento debido al paso de embarcaciones en los rios Mississippi e Illinois. Al usar una expansion en cumulantes de bajo orden para describir la PDF del esfuerzo de corte y una version generalizada de la relacion de incorporacion de Garcia y Parker, se obtuvo una expresion para el promedio de la incorporacion, en funcion del promedio, varianza, asimetria y kurtosis del esfuerzo de corte. Los resultados se comparan satisfactoriamente con valores mencionados en la literatura.

  8. A gestão urbana e ocupação em áreas de preservação permanente na cidade de Guarapuava (PR: o caso do arroio do Carro Quebrado / Management in urban areas and occupation of permanent preservation areas in the city of Guarapuava (PR: the case of the

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    Nilmar Pussinini

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    , the natural envionment and rivers have been replaced by buildings. In this context, discussing about preservation of natural environment in the urban area, correlating them with mainstream politics, as well as the creation of urbanism, is a complex subject, due to different interests involved. The present job consists in an undergraduate final paper of a techer education course on Geography studies. The investigation aimed at discussing the preserved environmental area conditions in the urban area, since they are related to the social and environmental issues. Maintaining these areas is a social issue, consequently, it demands discussions on concepts concerning nature, preservation, and quality of life in cities. Through images via satellite, aerial photos and data collection fom the field, we searched for defining widelly the spatial area and the distribuition of the focused stream. Moreover, we dedicated studies on the surroundings of the stream, which, a priori, should be permanentely preserved. In the city of Guarapuava-PR, there is an important drainage system, however, urban streams are almost totally in pipelines, and those ones which preserves their original course are degradated due to sewerage and silting up. In this way, it is a must to think of planning ways and conditions, as well as state manegement, for preserving the mentioned areas, aiming at recovering the streams that resist the urban growing.

  9. Hacia un espacio europeo de aprendizaje para toda la vida. Evolución y desarrollo de la Educación Permanente en la Unión Europea.

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    Fernando López Noguero

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    Full Text Available En sus inicios, la Unión Europea (UE concedió una mínima importancia a la educación en el marco de los derechos y las políticas sociales europeas, aumentando su peso paulatinamente, como comprobaremos en la propia evolución de la Educación Permanente en la UE, desarrollo que hemos dividido en cuatro etapas fundamentales. Así, desde la proclamación del Año Europeo de la Educación y la Formación Permanentes en 1996, en el que se fomentó en el seno de la UE el concepto de aprendizaje durante toda la vida, la Educación Permanente ha cambiado radicalmente en Europa hacia una nueva realidad que se ha dado en llamar “Espacio Europeo de Aprendizaje para toda la vida”, que analizamos en profundidad a través del análisis de la legislación y programas educativos existentes en la UE. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ In its early years, the European Union (EU granted a minimal importance to education in the framework of rights and social policies in Europe, increasing its weight gradually, as we Hill check on the evolution of Continuing Education in EU development which we have divided into tour Basic stages. So we will check how, since the proclamation of the European Year of Education and Training Standing in 1996, which fostered within the EU the concept of lifelong learning, Continuing Education has changed dramatically in Europe towards a new reality that has been termed a “European Area Learning for Life” which analyzed in depth through the analysis of legislation and educational programs existing in the EU.

  10. Las redes sociales en los procesos de adaptación a cambios permanentes de hábitat* Un estudio con habitantes de la Depresión Momposina (Norte de Colombia)

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    Gabriel Garrido Escudero; Camilo Madariaga

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    En este artículo se describen las redes sociales durante los procesos de adaptación a los permanentes cambios que viven los pobladores de la Depresión Momposina en La Travesía, corregimiento de Mompox (Colombia). La información se recogió en una muestra de 262 personas, mediante la triangulación se compararon los resultados cuantitativos y los cuantitativos y se contrastó la información desde diversas estrategias para describir de mejor forma los fenómenos estudiados. Con ba...

  11. "Estudo in vitro do potencial cariostático dos selantes resinosos, dos cimentos ionoméricos, do diamino fluoreto de prata e do verniz fluoretado, aplicados em superfície oclusal de molares permanentes humanos".

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    Thereza Christina Lopes Coutinho

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar, in vitro, ao Microscópio de Luz Polarizada (MLP), o potencial cariostático dos selantes resinosos, dos cimentos ionoméricos, do diamino fluoreto de prata e do verniz fluoretado aplicados em superfície oclusal de molares permanentes humanos. Para tanto, 70 terceiros molares humanos hígidos, extraídos por razões clínicas, foram divididos aleatoriamente em sete grupos (N=10): GI – controle (sem selamento); GII – selante resinoso sem flúor Delton ®; G III – ...

  12. Formación del formador de personas adultas: de la realización profesional a la transformación permanente de los entornos comunitarios

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La formación y actualización permanente es un deber y un derecho de los formadores, y un compromiso de las administraciones e instituciones educativas. Los modelos y estrategias de formación del formador se han ido adaptando a las situaciones en las que actúan los formadores. Entre los modelos que más hemos desarrollado con los formadores destacamos:El proceso de autoconocimiento e identidad profesional desde la narrativa justificada de la propia autobiografía formativa.La construcción del saber práctico.El proceso de desarrollo profesional en equipo, con apoyo entre colegas.La creación de una cultura de colaboración. Estas amplias perspectivas se complementan con la transformación de la práctica reflexiva individualizada, que facilita el avance del conocimiento profesional y la madurez formativa de los formadores.Estas perspectivas se integran en un modelo pensativo-colaborativo, fundamentado en un proceso de indagación continua y de avance del saber profesional en coherencia con las teorías implícitas de los formadores/as. El formador/a ha de encontrar las claves para diseñar su itinerario de profesionalización y vivirlo en continua mejora y diálogo con colegas, abierto a las demandas de la comunidad y a los retos -sociolaborales, necesitados de un aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida.ABSTRACT: The formation and permanent update is a duty and a right of the forming ones, and a commitment of the administrations and educational institutions. The models and strategies of formation of the forming one have been adapting to situations in which they actuate the forming ones. Among the models that more we have developed with the forming ones we stand out:The process of self-knowledge and identity professional from the narrative of the own formative autobiography.The construction of to know practically.The process of professional development in equipment, with support between colleagues.The creation of a culture of collaboration

  13. Gestão de recursos financeiros da educação permanente em saúde: desafio das comissões de integração ensino-serviço Management of financial resources of permament education in health: challenge of the in-service learning integration committees

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    Full Text Available A utilização dos recursos financeiros da educação permanente em saúde (EPS no Brasil, mesmo seguindo a dinâmica estabelecida no Pacto de Gestão, ainda configura-se como um problema nesse contexto. O objetivo foi analisar como ocorre a gestão dos recursos financeiros da Política Nacional de Educação Permanente em duas Comissões Permanentes de Integração Ensino-Serviço (CIES, em Santa Catarina. Estudo qualitativo, do tipo pesquisa participante, realizado através da adequação da Investigação Temática de Paulo Freire, de maio-dezembro/2009, com 56 membros de duas CIES que, após a formação de círculos de investigação, participaram das etapas: levantamento dos temas geradores, codificação, decodificação e desvelamento crítico da realidade. A observação participante e o diálogo foram as principais técnicas de coleta de informações. Os resultados indicam que as CIES se assemelham nas problemáticas relacionadas à gestão de recursos destinados à política, sendo a burocratização, a indefinição de formas de gestão financeira e a morosidade que permeiam as estruturas regionais responsáveis pela gestão dos recursos são os principais fatores explicitados. Os participantes apresentam como possibilidades de mudança a elaboração de ações de EPS sobre a gestão de recursos financeiros em nível estadual.Despite adhering to the dynamics established in the Management Pact, the use of financial resources of Permanent Education in Health (PEH still features as a problem in Brazil. This study analyzes how the management of these financial resources by two Permanent In-Service Learning Integration Committees (ICLS evolves in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. It involves a qualitative, participatory research study adapted from Paulo Freire's Thematic Research conducted with 56 members from two ICLS between May and December 2009. After setting up the research groups, the members participated in the stages of theme

  14. Expansão rápida da maxila ancorada em implantes: uma nova proposta para expansão ortopédica na dentadura permanente Rapid maxillary expansion anchored by implants: a new proposal to orthopedic expansion in the permanent dentition

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: este trabalho apresenta um método para expansão ortopédica da maxila, na dentadura permanente, utilizando implantes como ancoragem. METODOLOGIA: detalharam-se os procedimentos cirúrgicos e laboratoriais da confecção de um expansor com ancoragem dento-óssea em crânio seco humano. Dois implantes de titânio foram colocados na região anterior do palato, e o parafuso Hyrax adaptado de modo que a expansão ancorou-se nos implantes e nos primeiros molares permanentes. RESULTADOS: o experimento laboratorial em crânio seco mostrou que o procedimento apresenta-se anatômica e operacionalmente viável. Os implantes suportaram a força gerada pela ativação do parafuso expansor, redundando na separação transversal das hemimaxilas. CONCLUSÕES: vislumbra-se que a expansão rápida da maxila ancorada em implantes (ERMAI poderá potencializar a eficiência da expansão ortopédica, assim como reduzir o custo periodontal dos procedimentos convencionais de expansão. Futuros estudos clínicos são necessários para testar essas hipóteses.AIM: This study presents a method for maxillary orthopedic expansion, in the permanent dentition, using implants as anchorage. METHODS: Surgical and laboratorial procedures for the construction of a tooth-bone-borne expansor was detailed in a human dry skull. Two titanium implants were placed in the anterior region of the palate and a Hyrax screw was adapted in a way that the expansion was anchored both on the palatal implants and on permanent first molars. RESULTS: The laboratorial experiment in dry skull showed that the procedure is operationally and anatomically possible. The implants supported the force generated by the expansion screw activation and the maxilla halves were transversally split. CONCLUSIONS: Rapid maxillary expansion anchored on implants can increase the efficiency of orthopedic expansion and decrease the periodontal sequela caused by conventional RME. Further clinical studies are

  15. La representación parlamentaria en América latina. Las comisiones permanentes y los partidos en el congreso

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    Luisa BÉJAR

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El principal argumento de este escrito es que la heterogeneidad de los diseños institucionales que prima en el campo electoral en América Latina (Carroll y Shugart, 2005 también se reproduce en el parlamentario. El perfil morfológico del sistema de comisiones propio de cada Congreso y el lugar que la ley les asigna en el proceso legislativo son prueba evidente de ello. Mientras el marco normativo de algunas legislaturas no deja lugar a dudas en cuanto a la intención de delegar en los partidos las decisiones encomendadas a estos cuerpos; en otros casos, ello ocurre en menor medida. En los casos formalmente ceñidos a una lógica de partido, por otra parte, se alientan esquemas de delegación de corte muy diverso. En este escrito se revisa el acomodo institucional del sistema de comisiones de la Cámara Baja en: Argentina; Bolivia; Brasil; Colombia; Chile; México; Paraguay; República Dominicana y Uruguay. En este sentido, el estudio examina tanto la importancia concedida a su trabajo, como algunos aspectos de su morfología que afectan la estructura de incentivos que acota el desarrollo del proceso legislativo. Asimismo, se analizan los procedimientos utilizados en cada Congreso para enfrentar los problemas de acción colectiva. Por último, se presentan algunas ideas para la elaboración de una futura taxonomía sobre la relación que guardan en la región los partidos y las comisiones permanentes del Congreso.ABSTRACT: The main argument of this paper is that the heterogeneity of the institutional framework that prevails in Latin America’s electoral field (Carroll y Shugart, 2005, also reproduces itself in the parliamentary one. This is proved by the morphologic profile of each Congress’ commission system and the place that the law assigns to the system. While some legislative frameworks clearly intend to delegate to parties the decisions entrusted to this bodies; in other cases, this takes place in a less important way. In

  16. Construcción narrativa de los vínculos de familias sustitutas permanentes del programa aldeas infantiles SOS Bogotá

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    Carlos Arturo Castelblanco

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This article presents a research intervention from a systemic approach-constructivist-constructionist based on the conversational narrative - the phenomenon is to understand the narrative construction of permanent substitute families of the ONG children’s villages SOS Bogota-Colombia in relation to the senses of family identity, belonging, permanence and organizational process associated with the construction of possibilities of welfare and autonomy. Participated two foster families consisting of mother, aunt, nine children or young people, as well as juvenile companions, the psychosocial team and management of the organization. The approach is qualitative design of conversational scenarios and reflective equipment. As results is understandable experience to link families based in the relational discursive dynamics, narrated, lived and validated in multiple ways and strategies against the dilemmas that live to build family in an organizational context. It redefines the concept of family as well, seeing it now as a metaphor, generative system where they develop and strengthen the dimensions of being, allowing their emancipation. It also covers the conversational narrative as reflective gear construction itself, which accounts for the self-adaptive learning context recursive structures in language. Resumen El presente artículo expone una investigación-intervención desde un enfoque sistémico-constructivista-construccionista basado en la narrativa conversacional, cuyo objeto consistió en comprender la construcción narrativa de los vínculos de las familias sustitutas permanentes de la ONG Aldeas Infantiles SOS Bogotá-Colombia, en relación con los sentidos de identidad familiar, pertenencia, permanencia y proceso organizacional, asociados a la construcción de posibilidades de bienestar y autonomía. Participaron dos familias sustitutas, constituidas por madre, tía social y nueve niños o jóvenes, además de acompa

  17. Voces de Complementariedad: una Nueva Propuesta Para la Prevención de la Violencia en el Ámbito de la Educación Permanente

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    Cecilia Vicentini

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    Full Text Available Se realizó una investigación de carácter cualitativo para demostrar que exis-te necesidad en este nuevo siglo de construir un nuevo pensamiento racional a través de la práctica de la complementariedad si queremos disminuir los niveles de violencia en el planeta. Hasta ahora hemos aceptado un mundo basado en polaridades y opuestos y hemos hecho la guerra porque no podemos aceptar las diferencias entre las personas. Hemos aceptado vivir en un mundo dividido donde la separación es vista como algo normal, como el resultado de la prácti-ca de viejas formas de pensamiento; esta situación es una de las causas princi-pales de la violencia hoy día, estamos tan distantes unos de otros que no pode-mos construir espacios comunes donde encontramos y estar juntos El objetivo principal del estudio fue proponer la necesidad de la complemen-tariedad a través de la construcción de puentes entre los seres humanos, entre hombres y mujeres, entre grupos en conflicto dentro de una nación y entre naciones. Nosotros, como seres humanos, necesitamos participar en la cons-trucción de nuevas realidades, necesitamos desarrollar el poder de imaginar y sonar nuevas formas de existencia en el planeta tierra. De Beauport es una experta educativa emergente que propone un modelo de inteligencias múltiples como camino de prevención de la violencia; ella plantea que hay 3 obstáculosp rincipales a la paz: la creencia de que para resolver los conflictos debemos utili-zar la fuerza, sea mental o física; el manejo inadecuado del miedo y las frustra-ciones y la práctica de un dualismo que ocasiona que la gente se vea como opuestos y en permanente confrontación. Estos tres factores forman la plataforma del presente estudio, realizado en el contexto de una sociedad muy polarizada en el aspecto político, en el cual la violencia se está convirtiendo en una situación crítica: la sociedad venezolana. El objetivo principal del estudio fue experimentar estrategias para

  18. Telecommunications: One World-Mind. Kaiser News.

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    Fabun, Don, Ed.

    Until a few years ago, the concept of communication was restricted to conventional means: words and media. But recent research has discovered unusual means of communicating, both between animals, between humans, and between humans and animals which are fascinating and may offer hope for the future of man. This research, described in journalistic…

  19. Transforming and Sustaining the Care Environment

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    Goldfisher, Anne M.; Hounslow, Barbara; Blank, Judi

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    Background: Caring Science Theory and Practices have been part of the Kaiser Permanente's Strategic Priority for Kaiser Permanente Northern Region since 2010. Their goal is to ensure the continued spread across the medical center of practices guided by the Caring Sciences framework that fosters caring-healing environments and that reinforce helping-trusting relationships between caregivers and between caregivers and patients. Methods: Gaining senior-level leader sponsorship is an essential el...

  20. Textura do solo e a estimativa do teor de água no ponto de murcha permanente com psicrômetro Soil texture and the estimation by Dewpoint Potential Meter of water retention at wilting point

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    Vilson Antonio Klein

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    Full Text Available A determinação do volume de água disponível às plantas é fundamental para o correto manejo da irrigação e definição quanto ao uso dos solos agrícolas. Os principais fatores que exercem influência na retenção e disponibilidade de água às plantas são a textura e a estrutura do solo. O objetivo deste trabalho foi quantificar a influência da textura na retenção da água, na condição de ponto de murcha permanente (PMP das plantas (-1,5MPa, sendo utilizado um psicrômetro modelo WP4-T. Determinaram-se a textura de 100 amostras de solo e o teor de água no PMP. Os resultados indicaram que, em potenciais maiores que -1,0MPa, o psicrômetro mostrou-se pouco preciso, não se recomendando a sua utilização nessa condição. O PMP aumentou de 0,059 para 0,29g g-1, quando o teor de argila aumentou de 120 para 779g kg-1. Obteve-se um bom ajuste dos resultados do teor de água no PMP em função do teor de argila do solo, e 91% da variação do teor de água no PMP puderam ser atribuídos à variação no teor de argila. Conclui-se que o psicrômetro é um equipamento que pode ser utilizado para determinar o PMP, e a equação PMP (g g-1=0,0003*Argila (g kg-1+0,0118 pode ser utilizada para estimar o PMP.The determination of the available water to plants is essential to right irrigation management and definition regarding the use in agricultural soils. The main factors that exert influence on retention and availability of water to plants are texture and soil structure. The aim of this study was to quantify the influence of the texture on water retention in the condition of permanent wilting point (PWP of plants (-1,5MPa using a WP4-T Dewpoint Potentia Meter. The texture of 100 soil sample and soil moisture at PWP was determined. Results indicated that, in potentials higher than -1,0MPa, WP4-T seemed not very precise, therefore its use is not recommended in this condition. PWP increased from 0,059 to 0,29g g-1, while the clay content

  1. Qualidade de Organossolo sob diferentes usos antrópicos em áreas de preservação permanente no Distrito Federal Quality of Histosol under different on anthropic uses in permanent preservation areas in the Distrito Federal

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    Luciano N. de A. e Moura

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    Full Text Available O uso e a ocupação das terras devem ser planejados de forma racional a fim de evitar impactos ambientais negativos nos recursos naturais, particularmente em áreas ambientalmente protegidas por lei. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar atributos de qualidade dos solos em áreas de preservação permanente da Microbacia do Ribeirão do Gama, Distrito Federal, Brasil, para verificar o efeito do uso antrópico. Foram avaliados atributos físicos, químicos e biológicos de qualidade de organossolos em cinco áreas de uso e ocupação diversificada das terras: três áreas cultivadas (hortaliças, eucalipto e mandioca e duas áreas preservadas (pastagem nativa e mata de galeria. As amostras de solo foram coletadas nas camadas de 0-10 e 10-20 cm. Os dados obtidos pelas análises físicas, químicas e biológicas dos solos foram avaliados estatisticamente por meio do software Sisvar 4.6. Os resultados obtidos mostraram influência dos usos e ocupações diferentes das terras em relação aos atributos de qualidade dos solos. O manejo dos solos adotado nessas áreas foi considerado o principal fator de alteração dos atributos físicos, químicos e biológicos, destacando-se a compactação dos solos sob áreas de vegetação nativa e diminuição da matéria orgânica nos solos em sistemas cultivados.The use and occupation of soil should be planned in a rational way to avoid negative environmental impacts on natural resources, particularly in areas environmentally protected by law. This study aimed to evaluate quality attributes of soil in permanent preservation areas of a Ribeirão do Gama Watershed, Distrito Federal, Brazil, to verify the influence of anthropic use. The physical, chemical and biological attributes of Histosol quality were assessed in five areas of diversified use and soil occupation: three areas under cultivation (vegetables, eucalyptus and cassava and two preserved areas (native pasture and gallery forest. Soil samples were

  2. Nutrição e produção da laranjeira "Folha Murcha" em porta-enxertos e plantas de cobertura permanente na entrelinha Nutrition and yield of the 'Folha Murcha' orange in rootstocks and groundcover management systems

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    Jonez Fidalski

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    Full Text Available O estado nutricional e a produção de citros não são conhecidos para as diferentes combinações copa/porta-enxertos e plantas de coberturas permanente na entrelinha. O estudo foi instalado em um experimento de laranjeira "Folha Murcha" [Citrus sinensis (L. Osb.] com oito anos de idade, conduzido entre 1997 a 2002, no município de Paranavaí, região Noroeste do Paraná. O solo corresponde a um Argissolo Vermelho distr��fico típico textura areia/franco arenoso. O delineamento experimental foi de blocos ao acaso, sendo os tratamentos constituídos por sete porta-enxertos: limoeiro "Cravo", limoeiro "Rugoso da África", limoeiro "Volcameriano", tangerineira "Cleópatra", tangerineira "Sunki", citrangeiro "C-13" e Trifoliata, com três plantas em cada parcela experimental. As repetições foram constituídas por três blocos com a cobertura Paspalum notatum e por um bloco com Arachis pintoi. Foram avaliados os teores dos nutrientes foliares e a produção de frutos da laranjeira "Folha Murcha". O manejo das entrelinhas com a leguminosa elevou os teores de N à faixa excessiva nas folhas do porta-enxerto limoeiro "Cravo", e reduziu a produção de frutos da laranjeira "Folha Murcha" em relação à gramínea. Nas entrelinhas com gramínea, a produção de frutos da laranjeira "Folha Murcha" foi dependente das safras agrícolas e dos teores foliares de Ca, Mg e Zn. A absorção máxima de Ca pelas folhas de laranjeira "Folha Murcha" precede a de Mg e Zn. Nestas condições, os porta-enxertos tangerineira "Cleópatra" e limoeiro "Rugoso da África" apresentaram maior produção de frutos de laranjeira "Folha Murcha".The nutritional status and yield of citrus are not known for different canopy/rootstocks and soil groundcover management systems. The study was set up in a 8-year-old 'Folha Murcha' [Citrus sinensis (L. Osb.] orange experiment, and was carried out from 1997 to 2002 in Paranavai, in the northwest region of the state of Parana

  3. Extração de eletrodo de marcapasso endocárdico permanente pela aplicação de radiofreqüência

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    Full Text Available Introdução: Uma nova opção terapêutica para a remoção de cabos-eletrodo endocárdicos permanentes desativados é apresentada, utilizando a radiofreqüência para facilitar a liberação do eletrodo a partir do endocárdio, permitindo a extração transvenosa do sistema. Os resultados obtidos nos 4 primeiros pacientes tratados são apresentados. Casuística: Quatro pacientes portadores de processos infecciosos em eletrodos transvenosos abandonados foram submetidos a procedimento para remoção do cateter. Todos os pacientes eram portadores de eletrodos de fixação passiva por aletas implantados no ventrículo direito de 8,5 a 18,8 anos (M = 12,9 ± 5,6 antes. Em todos os casos a técnica da tração contínua havia sido utilizada exaustivamente, não se conseguindo a remoção. Métodos: Utilizou-se gerador de radiofreqüência Radionics RFG3D com anodo de 85 cm2 justaposto ao dorso do paciente e usou-se como catodo o próprio eletrodo a ser removido. Concomitante à tração contínua do cabo-eletrodo a aplicação de radiofreqüência era iniciada. Para cada paciente foram realizadas até três aplicações de 50 W com um tempo máximo de aplicação de 60 segundos em cada aplicação. O tempo e a potência foram determinados empiricamente pela equipe médica, considerando-se insucesso a não liberação do eletrodo a partir do miocárdio após a aplicação do montante de energia acima descrito. Resultados: O cabo-eletrodo foi removido completamente em 2 pacientes. Em 1, a radiofreqüência dissolveu a solda do condutor à ponta do eletrodo, que ficou presa ao miocárdio e no último paciente não houve liberação do cabo após o uso da máxima energia preestabelecida. Não houve complicações ou óbitos. Conclusões: A radiofreqüência pode ser usada como opção terapêutica para a liberação transvenosa de eletrodos abandonados. Maior experiência deve ser obtida para determinar a energia que deve ser utilizada para maximizar os

  4. The Permanent Disposal of Highly Radioactive Wastes by Incorporation into Glass; Elimination Permanente de Dechets Hautement Radioactifs par Incorporation dans le Verre; 041e 041a 041e 041d 0427 0414 ; La Evacuacion Permanente de Desechos de Elevada Radiactividad Incorporandolos en Vidrio

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    1960-07-01

    Development of a process for the incorporation of the high-level wastes from chemical processing operations into glass for permanent disposal has continued at Chalk River. The process has been demonstrated by making glass containing up to 50 curies of five- to six-year old mixed fission products per kg. The operation was batch wise, on a scale of four kg per batch. These operations showed that the fission products could be incorporated into glass safely and conveniently. Consideration of the many problems involved in the permanent storage or disposal of the highly radioactive glass has resulted in the conclusion that it should be buried in the ground or stored in artificial vaults. In such conditions, the disposal may always be-subjected to further control if required. If disposal is made directly to the ground, the principal method by which fission products can be released to the environment is by leaching from the glass into water. It is therefore considered important to know the rate at which fission products will be dispersed by this mechanism. Considerable data on leaching by water have been obtained in the laboratory. It has been found that the rates of release depend on the composition of the glass. For all the compositions tested the measurements showed that the rate of leaching of fission products from the glass decreased with time. After several months in water the rate of release of several compositions was about 10{sup -4} per cent per year from a two kg hemisphere of glass. The data obtained have been used to estimate the release of fission products from glass containing the large quantities of fission products which will accumulate from operation of power reactors. (author) [French] On poursuit a Chalk River les travaux de mise au point d'un procede permettant d'incorporer dans le verre, pour elimination permanente, des dechets hautement radioactifs provenant d'operations de traitement chimique! Aux fins de demonstration du procede, on a fabrique du

  5. La difusión e interpretación del Patrimonio cultural e histórico-educativo como tema de estudio en el Centro de Formación Permanente de la Universidad de Sevilla

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    Pablo Álvarez Domínguez

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    Full Text Available (ES Recoge este texto el resultado de una experiencia educativa organizada por el Museo Pedagógico Andaluz y desarrollada el pasado mes de mayo de 2010 en el Centro de Formación Permanente de la Universidad de Sevilla, con la finalidad de propiciar una reflexión teórico-práctica ligada a las nuevas posibilidades didácticas y de difusión del patrimonio cultural e histórico-educativo que se pueden desplegar en el ámbito museístico, con el fin de facilitar su estudio, comprensión y valoración.

  6. La Diputación Permanente en la Constitución de Cádiz o el intento frustrado de crear un órgano con funciones de garantía constitucional

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    Ángel Luis Alonso de Antonio

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    Full Text Available La Diputación Permanente de la Constitución de 1812 es el órgano de continuidad parlamentaria para mantener la representación de la voluntad popular en los períodos en los que las Cortes no estuvieran trabajando en plenitud. Significó también un intento frustrado de establecer un mecanismo eficaz para garantizar el cumplimiento del propio texto constitucional y por tanto su defensa ante las violaciones por parte de otros órganos del Estado. The Permanent Delegation of the Constitution of 1812 is the parliamentary body to maintain continuity of the representation of popular will in the periods in which the courts were not working fully. It also meant an unsuccessful attempt to establish an effective mechanism to ensure compliance with the constitutional text itself and therefore its defense against violations by other state bodies.

  7. Métodos para determinação de parâmetros de máquinas síncronas de ímãs permanentes

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    A teoria de duplo eixo é geralmente utilizada para modelar e caracterizar máquinas síncronas de polos salientes. O conhecimento das indutâncias de eixo direto e eixo em quadratura são fundamentais para o desenvolvimento destes modelos e para o projeto de controladores destas máquinas. No entanto, métodos tradicionais para determinação destas indutâncias através de ensaios tornam-se impraticáveis em máquinas síncronas de ímãs permanentes pela impossibilidade de controlar a corrente de campo. R...

  8. Anomalías dentomaxilofaciales en dientes permanentes y su relación con traumas en la primera infancia Dental-maxillary-facial anomalies in permanent teeth and their relation to traumas in early childhood

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    Arlene Liset Corrales León

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo, longitudinal y retrospectivo que incluyó niños de 7 a 14 años de edad, pertenecientes al área de salud de la "Clínica Estomatológica Docente Guama" del municipio Pinar del Río, en el período comprendido entre febrero del 2003 a marzo de 2005, con el objetivo de determinar la presencia de anomalías dentomaxilofaciales en dentición permanente y su relación con traumas en la primera infancia. El universo de estudio estuvo constituido por 250 niños, y de ellos, se seleccionó una muestra de 60 niños y se les confeccionó una planilla recolectora de datos para la investigación. Los resultados obtenidos fueron procesados estadísticamente mediante el sistema automatizado STATISTIC y la prueba de CHI CUADRADO, en su aplicación de bondad de ajuste, y el paquete SPSS, para la prueba de comparación de proporciones. En todos los casos se prefija un nivel de significación de 0,05. Entre los resultados globales más significativos encontramos que fueron los traumas ocurridos en las edades de 5-6 años los que más anomalías dentomaxilofaciales causaron en la dentición permanente. Resultó el sexo masculino el más afectado por estas alteraciones, fueron los traumas recibidos directamente sobre los dientes, los mayores causantes de anomalías en la dentición permanente. Resultaron las hipoplasias del esmalte, como otras anomalías no ortodóncicas las más frecuentes; se comprobó que el sexo femenino tuvo mayor implicación psicosocial por estas alteraciones y se divulgaron a estomatólogos, padres y maestros orientaciones sobre la relación entre los traumas en la primera infancia y las anomalías dentomaxilofaciales en la dentición permanente.A descriptive, longitudinal and retrospective research was carried out including children from 7 to 14 years old belonging to the health area of "Guama" Dental University Clinic in Pinar del Rio Municipality, from February 2003 to March 2005 aimed at determining

  9. Implantação das mesas nacionais de negociação permanente do Sistema Único de Saúde em secretarias estaduais e municipais de saúde

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    Carinne Magnago

    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo deste artigo é avaliar a implantação da mesa de negociação permanente e identificar os entraves e os avanços decorridos dos processos de negociação no âmbito dos estados e dos municípios brasileiros. O método usado foi estudo descritivo e exploratório, de abrangência nacional. A coleta de dados se deu em 2012 e 2013, por meio de survey com 519 gestores de saúde e grupos focais com 49 gestores e 11 integrantes da Mesa Nacional de Negociação Permanente. Dados foram analisados por estatística descritiva e por análise de conteúdo. Verificou-se existência de 132 mesas de negociação, das quais apenas 87 estão em funcionamento. Os principais motivos para não implantação das mesas são a falta de assessoria técnica e a utilização de outras ferramentas para negociação do trabalho. As principais mudanças nas relações de trabalho em decorrência da atuação das mesas de negociação foram a realização de concursos e de processos seletivos públicos, políticas de desprecarização do trabalho e a implantação de planos de cargos, carreiras e salários. Conclui-se que apesar da potencialidade das mesas como dispositivos de negociação, sua implantação e seu pleno funcionamento esbarram em grandes desafios.

  10. Política de formação e educação permanente em saúde no brasil: bases legais e referências teóricas

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    Renata Lúcia Gigante

    Full Text Available Resumo Este artigo teve como objetivo discutir as inter-relações dos relatórios das Conferências Nacionais de Saúde com as propostas apresentadas em documentos oficiais do Sistema Único de Saúde referentes à formação e desenvolvimento de recursos humanos, buscando relacioná-los à incorporação de novos referenciais pedagógicos pautados pelas metodologias ativas de ensino-aprendizagem. O estudo aqui apresentado foi do tipo exploratório, referente à pesquisa na literatura das áreas de saúde e educação, no período de 1941 – realização da 1a Conferência Nacional de Saúde – até 2007, quando foi publicada a portaria n. 1.996 GM/MS. Essa portaria definiu novas diretrizes e estratégias para a implementação da Política Nacional de Educação Permanente em Saúde, com o objetivo de evidenciar a importância da formação de recursos humanos para a consolidação do Sistema Único de Saúde. Verificou-se que há correlação entre as reivindicações que emergem de necessidades sociais identificadas na construção do Sistema Único de Saúde e as propostas inscritas nas legislações pertinentes. Destaca-se que o sucesso de projetos de educação permanente depende de profunda imbricação entre processos educativos e de intervenção institucional, que contemplem a complexidade dos modos de fazer saúde.

  11. Historia poblacional, orígenes africanos y microevolución de los actuales afro-colombianos inferidos desde caracteres epigenéticos en la dentición decidua y permanente

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    Delgado Burbano, Miguel E.

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    Full Text Available Setenta y cinco rasgos coronales no-métricos en la dentición permanente y decidua fueron registrados en 178 modelos dentales de individuos afro-colombianos pertenecientes a la comunidad de Guapi. Se recolectaron datos comparativos de 33 grupos africanos, otro grupo afro-estadounidense en la dentición permanente, en 4 grupos afro-americanos y otros 12 grupos de diferente ascendencia étnica, en la dentición decidua. Un análisis multivariado de componentes principales basado en frecuencias dentales, mostró que los afro-colombianos poseen gran afinidad genética con el Africa Sub-Sahariana, específicamente con grupos del Occidente, del Oriente y del Sur-Oriente africano. Este mismo análisis detectó una marcada divergencia dental con las poblaciones Norafricanas. Los resultados de esta investigación concuerdan con recientes estudios genéticos, basados en marcadores de ADNmt. A pesar que la dentición es evolutivamente conservativa y estable en una escala diacrónica corta, se concluyó que en 400 años de microevolución de los africanos en Colombia, su pool genético original se ha modificado levemente, debido a la influencia de presiones selectivas y flujo génico interétnico, con nativos americanos y grupos de origen caucásico. Se sugiere que los grupos afro-descendientes del Norte, Centro y Sur de América poseen historias poblacionales y evolutivas distintas, debido tanto a procesos de diferenciación fenotípica regional y local como a orígenes geográficos y étnicos diferentes.

  12. Simulación del Comportamiento Dinámico de un Pequeño Aerogenerador de Imán Permanente Sin Multiplicador en operación autónoma haciendo uso del MatLab

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    Osley López González

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo los autores hacen uso del software MATLAB SIMULINK versión 7.7.0.471 R2008b para el análisis del comportamiento de un sistema generación eólico de 2 kW autónomo sin multiplicador con generador de imanes permanentes y batería de Plomo-ácido. Se utilizan para ello los modelos de los generadores de imanes permanentes, batería, convertidores así como otros elementos del sistema eléctrico existente en el toolbox SimPowerSystems de este software y se obtiene y discute el comportamiento dinámico de las variables del conjuntoturbina-generador, las variables del bus de directa, así como también las variables de la carga, ante diferentes condiciones de trabajo del sistema. Los resultados basados en simulaciones muestran el correcto funcionamiento de todas las variables de control que regulan el sistema generador eólico-elemento almacenador-carga eléctrica consumida, cuando se somete a perturbaciones típicas como lo son la variación en racha del viento y variación de la carga repentina. The utilization of the popular software MATLAB SIMULINK 7.7.0.471 in order to analyze a 2kW Direct driven Permanent Magnet generator for wind turbine in autonomous operation, including battery of Lead-acid is exposed by the authors. The existent models of the SimPowerSystems MATLAB toolbox are used in order to obtain and discuss the dynamic behavior of the principal variables under different conditions of work of the system.

  13. Reporting on a Talk I Gave Some Months Ago, the Headline in "La Opinion," Los Angeles' Premier Spanish Language Newspaper, Declared the City's School System "en crisis permanente." No One Wrote in to Disagree. The Claremont Letter. Volume 3, Issue 1

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    Kerchner, Charles T.

    2008-01-01

    Reporting on a talk the author gave some months ago, the headline in "La Opinion," Los Angeles' premier Spanish language newspaper, declared the city's school system "en crisis permanente." No one wrote in to disagree. Indeed, at the end of "Learning from L.A.: Institutional Change in American Public Education" (Harvard Education Press) the author…

  14. Measuring integrated care.

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    Strandberg-Larsen, Martin

    2011-02-01

    The positive outcomes of coordination of healthcare services are to an increasing extent becoming clear. However the complexity of the field is an inhibiting factor for vigorously designed trial studies. Conceptual clarity and a consistent theoretical frame-work are thus needed. While researchers respond to these needs, patients and providers face the multiple challenges of today's healthcare environment. Decision makers, planners and managers need evidence based policy options and information on the scope of the integrated care challenges they are facing. The US managed care organization Kaiser Permanente has been put forward as an example for European healthcare systems to follow, although the evidence base is far from conclusive. The thesis has five objectives: 1) To contribute to the understanding of the concept of integration in healthcare systems and to identify measurement methods to capture the multi-dimensional aspects of integrated healthcare delivery. 2) To assess the level of integration of the Danish healthcare system. 3) To assess the use of joint health plans as a tool for coordination between the regional and local level in the Danish healthcare system. 4) To compare the inputs and performance of the Danish healthcare system and the managed care organization Kaiser Permanente, California, US. 5) To compare primary care clinicians' perception of clinical integration in two healthcare systems: Kaiser Permanente, Northern California and the Danish healthcare system. Further to examine the associations between specific organizational factors and clinical integration within each system. The literature was systematically searched to identify methods for measurement of integrated healthcare delivery. A national cross-sectional survey was conducted among major professional stake-holders at five different levels of the Danish healthcare system. The survey data were used to allow for analysis of the level of integration achieved. Data from the survey were

  15. An exploration study to detect important factors influencing insurance firms

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    The recent trend on competition among insurance firms has increased motivation to look for important factors influencing this industry. In this paper, we present an empirical investigation to find important factors shaping this industry. The proposed study designs a questionnaire in Likert scale and, using principal component analysis, detects important factors on the success of this industry. Cronbach alpha is calculated as 0.849, and Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin and Bartlett's Test are calculated as ...

  16. Analysis of land use and occupancy in permanent preservation areas according to the hydrography of Ribeirão Água Fria - Bofete, SP - Brazil Análise do uso e ocupação do solo em áreas de preservação permanente, segundo a hidrografia do Ribeirão Água Fria - Bofete - SP

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    Rafael C. Nardini

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The use conflicts are determined by the inadequate occupations of the soil, as it is the case of soil occupation inside of permanent preservation areas. This study aimed to determine the classes of the soil use and if there are conflicts inside of permanent preservation areas along the drainage network of the Água Fria Stream watershed, located in Bofete city - São Paulo, Brazil. It locates geographically between the coordinates: 48°09'30" to 48°18'30" longitude WGr., 22°58'30" to 23°04'30" latitude S, with an area of 15242.84 ha. The map of soil use was elaborated through the interpretation directly in the computer screen of satellite digital image. In the orbital data, the study area is inserted in the quadrant A, of image TM/Landsat - 5, orbit 220, point 76, passage 9/8th/2007. The Geographical Information System used was CartaLinx. The conflict areas of the watershed were obtained from the crossing between the maps of soil use and of PPAs. The results allowed the conclusion that more than half of the area (51.09% is occupied by pastures, reflex of sandy soils and low fertility. It was also verified that although almost half of the watershed is covered with some type of vegetation (48.78% of natural forest /reforestation, it has approximately a third of permanent preservation areas used inappropriately by pastures (88.15%, reforestation (10.42% and exposed soil (1.43%, totaling 343.07ha of conflicting areas, in a total of 993.26 ha of PPAs.Os conflitos de uso são determinados pelas ocupações inadequadas do solo, como é o caso de ocupação do solo dentro de áreas de preservação permanente. O presente trabalho teve como objetivos determinar as classes de uso do solo e se há conflitos dentro de áreas de preservação permanente ao longo da rede de drenagem da microbacia do Ribeirão Água Fria, município de Bofete (SP. Situa-se geograficamente entre as coordenadas: 48°09'30" a 48°18'30" de longitude WGr., 22°58'30" a 23°04

  17. Educação permanente com os auxiliares de enfermagem da Estratégia Saúde da Família em Sobral, Ceará Continuing education with nursing assistants from the Family Health Strategy in Sobral, Ceará

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    Aldiania Carlos Balbino

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    Full Text Available A proposta da Política Nacional de Educação Permanente em Saúde (PNEPS é a formação e o desenvolvimento dos trabalhadores para o Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS. A partir desse pressuposto, o objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a percepção dos auxiliares de enfermagem sobre o processo de Educação Permanente (EP que vem sendo realizado pela Escola de Formação em Saúde da Família Visconde de Sabóia (EFSFVS em Sobral, Ceará, Brasil. Desenvolveu-se um estudo exploratório-descritivo de natureza qualitativa com dez auxiliares de enfermagem que participaram pelo menos uma vez das atividades de EP desenvolvidas pela Coordenação de EP de Sobral. Os dados foram coletados por meio da técnica de grupo focal, e os resultados, analisados a partir do discurso do sujeito coletivo. Os resultados evidenciaram que houve mudanças na prática dos auxiliares de enfermagem após a inserção destes nas atividades de EP através do apoderamento e aperfeiçoamento de competências (habilidades, atitudes e conhecimentos. Destarte, faz-se necessária a permanência desses trabalhadores no processo de EP, assim como de avaliação sistemática nesse processo, para que se alcance uma prática profissional eficiente e transformadora, pelo aprender constante, qualificando a atenção à saúde.The proposal set forth by the National Policy on Continuing Education in Health (PNEPS is to train and develop workers for the Unified Health System (SUS. Based on this assumption, the purpose of this study was to analyze the perceptions nursing assistants have about the Continuing Education (CE process being carried out by the Visconde de Sabóia School for Education in Family Health (EFSFVS, in Sobral, state of Ceará, Brazil. A qualitative descriptive-exploratory study was undertaken involving ten nursing assistants who participated at least once in the CE activities undertaken by the Sobral CE Coordination. Data were collected through focus group techniques, and

  18. Measuring integrated care

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    Strandberg-Larsen, Martin

    2011-01-01

    respond to these needs, patients and providers face the multiple challenges of today's healthcare environment. Decision makers, planners and managers need evidence based policy options and information on the scope of the integrated care challenges they are facing. The US managed care organization Kaiser...... differences were found in the perception of clinical integration in the two settings. More primary care clinicians in the Northern California region of Kaiser Permanente reported being part of a clinical integrated environment than did Danish general practitioners. By measuring the level of clinical...... and performance of the Danish healthcare system and the managed care organization Kaiser Permanente, California, US. 5) To compare primary care clinicians' perception of clinical integration in two healthcare systems: Kaiser Permanente, Northern California and the Danish healthcare system. Further to examine...

  19. GEOPROCESSAMENTO APLICADO NO DIAGNÓSTICO DOS CONFLITOS DE USO E OCUPAÇÃO DO SOLO EM ÁREAS DE PRESERVAÇÃO PERMANENTE NO RIBEIRÃO DAS AGULHAS – BOTUCATU (SP

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    Sérgio Campos et al.

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    Las Áreas de Preservación Permanente (APP tienen una función ambiental para preservar los recursos naturales, la biodiversidad, el flujo genético de fauna y flora, el suelo y la seguridad del bienestar de las poblaciones humanas. La degradación de los bosques ribereños contribuye a la sedimentación e incremento en la turbidez del agua, a la erosión de las orillas de los cursos de agua y al transporte de sustancias contaminantes, como pesticidas y fertilizantes agrícolas. El trabajo tuvo como objetivo determinar el uso incorrecto de las áreas de preservación permanente de la cuenca del río das Agulhas – Botucatu (SP, basada en la carta planialtimétrica de Botucatu y la imagen de satélite de 2011. La metodología consistió en el uso de GIS-IDRISI Selva para la georreferenciación, la generación de los amortiguamientos de las APPs y la superposición de los conflictos de uso y ocupación. El gran uso de la cuenca se correspondió con pastizales, 675,34ha. Las APPs (166,10ha se utilizan inadecuadamente, con 93, 33ha de pastizales. El diagnóstico indica la necesidad de un plan de protección vinculado al medio ambiente, y destinado a la recuperación de áreas degradadas, que permita la regeneración de la cubierta natural de las APPs, que se utilizan sin cumplir con la legislación ambiental brasileña. Las geotecnologías fueron herramientas indispensables para el diagnóstico del uso y ocupación del suelo en el área analizada. Palabras clave: SIG; Uso y Ocupación del Suelo; Preservación del Medio Ambiente.

  20. Educação permanente de profissionais de saúde em instituições públicas hospitalares Educación en el trabajo de los profisionales de la salud en hospitales públicos Permanent education of health professionals in public hospital organizations

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    Daisy Maria Rizatto Tronchin

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudo exploratório-descrito cujos objetivos foram identificar, caracterizar e analisar as atividades educativas desenvolvidas com profissionais de saúde, à luz das concepções de integralidade, trabalho em equipe e educação permanente. A coleta de dados ocorreu em três hospitais do Município de São Paulo, através de entrevista dirigida a informantes-chave, representantes de todas as categorias profissionais. As entrevistas foram gravadas e transcritas, as informações sistematizadas em categorias operacionais e armazenadas em banco de dados. Os resultados mostram que predominaram atividades educativas voltadas às ações de recuperação da saúde, com participação de profissionais de áreas específicas, revelando um distanciamento da concepção de integralidade e de trabalho em equipe. Concluiu-se que as ações de educação dos profissionais de saúde reiteram o modelo clínico de assistência individual, com fragmentação das ações. Recomenda-se que elas sejam repensadas como estratégia integradora de saberes, capazes de promover a integralidade na atenção hospitalar.Estudio exploratorio-descriptivo cuyos objetivos fueron identificar, caracterizar y analisar las actividades educativas desarrolladas con profisionales de la salud, a la luz de concepciones de integralidad, trabajo en equipo y educación permanente.La colecta de datos ocurrió en tres hospitales del Municipio de São Paulo, a través de entrevista dirigida a informantes-clave, representantes de todas las categorías profisionales. Las entrevistas fueron grabadas y transcritas, las informaciones sistematizadas en categorías operacionales y almacenadas en banco de datos. Los resultados muestran que predominaron las actividades educativas hacia acciones de recuperación de la salud, con participación de profisionales de áreas específicas, revelando un distanciamiento de la concepción de integralidad y de trabajo en equipo. Concluyóse que las acciones de

  1. Perda precoce de molares permanentes e fatores associados em escolares de 9, 12 e 15 anos da rede pública municipal de Campina Grande, Estado da Paraíba, Brasil = Early loss of permanent molars and associated factors in schoolchildren aged 9, 12 and 15 years attending public schools in Campina Grande, Paraíba State, Brazil

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    Francineide Guimarães Carneiro de Melo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo avaliou a perda precoce de molares permanentes em escolares da rede pública de Campina Grande, Estado da Paraíba, com idades de nove, 12 e 15 anos. A amostra compreendeu 873 escolares, aleatoriamente selecionados. O instrumento de coleta consistiu de um questionário e de uma ficha clínica. As variáveis do estudo compreenderam os aspectos relativos à perda dentária (tipo de elemento dental, localização na arcada dentária e a região do arco, à prevenção e à autopercepção em saúde bucal. A análise estatística compreendeu a distribuição de frequências e os testes do Qui-quadrado e Exato de Fisher. Os resultados revelaram a prevalência de 17,2% de perda dentária, sem diferenças entre os sexos, frequência de escovação e palestra educativa (p > 0,05. Os elementos dentários 36 (42,5% e 46 (33,9% foram os mais frequentemente perdidos. Observou-se a associação positiva entre perda dentária e as variáveis idade, visita ao cirurgião-dentista (OR = 2,19; IC95%: 1,35-3,59, satisfação com o sorriso (OR = 0,40; IC95%: 0,24-0,65 e a dificuldade na mastigação (OR = 2,16; IC95%: 1,48- 3,16. Conclui-se que a prevalência da perda precoce de molares permanentes foi elevada, sendo necessária a imediata adoção de ações curativas a fim de reduzir a perda precoce desses elementos dentários.This study evaluate the early loss of permanent molars in schoolchildren aged 9, 12 and 15 years attending public schools in the city of Campina Grande, Paraíba State, Brazil. The sample was composed of 873 randomly selected schoolchildren. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire and a clinical chart. The following variables were analyzed: tooth loss (tooth type, localization in the dental arch and region of the arch, prevention and selfperception of oral health. The statistical analysis was done by frequency distribution and the chisquare and fisher’s exact tests were used. The results showed a prevalence of

  2. A study of the prevalence of significant increases in serum creatinine following angiotension-converting enzyme inhibitor administration.

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    Thorp, M L; Ditmer, D G; Nash, M K; Wise, R; Jaderholm, P L; Smith, J D; Chan, W

    2005-05-01

    Angiontension-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) are beneficial in the treatment of diabetic and nondiabetic kidney disease, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. One adverse effect of ACEIs use is a rise in serum creatinine and potential renal failure. This paper attempts to quantify this risk and assess the need for pre- and post-ACEI serum creatinine measurements. A computerized search of Kaiser Permanente Northwest's electronic medical record was conducted to find patients over the age of 40 years taking lisinopril between July 1, 2000 and June 30, 2002. Patient demographic information and presence in diabetes and coronary artery disease registries was collected. A subsequent search for pre- and postlisinopril serum creatinine levels within 6 months of initial lisinopril prescription was conducted. Patients with prelisinopril creatinine 2.5 mg/dl underwent chart review to discern adverse events associated with the rise in serum creatinine. A total of 18,977 patients were prescribed lisinopril between July 1, 2000 and June 30, 2002. In all 13 166 patients had a pre- and postlisinopril creatinine checked. In all, 31 patients had a rise in creatinine from 2.5 mg/dl (0.2%). Possible contributors to rise in creatinine included congestive heart failure, dehydration and infection. No patients developed end-stage renal disease, although three died. In conclusion, end-stage renal disease is an unlikely outcome among patients prescribed lisinopril and is most likely associated with other events.

  3. Las redes sociales en los procesos de adaptación a cambios permanentes de hábitat* Un estudio con habitantes de la Depresión Momposina (Norte de Colombia

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    Gabriel Garrido Escudero

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describen las redes sociales durante los procesos de adaptación a los permanentes cambios que viven los pobladores de la Depresión Momposina en La Travesía, corregimiento de Mompox (Colombia. La información se recogió en una muestra de 262 personas, mediante la triangulación se compararon los resultados cuantitativos y los cuantitativos y se contrastó la información desde diversas estrategias para describir de mejor forma los fenómenos estudiados. Con base en lo encontrado se observa que las redes continúan teniendo funcionalidad y un alto grado de intensidad cuando los pobladores se desplazan de un lugar a otro, debido a la cercanía física, a la cercanía económica y a la cercanía emocional existente, lo cual hace patente la importancia de las redes como potenciadoras de desarrollo social en el contexto de la cultura anfibia.

  4. Endodoncia regenerativa: utilización de fibrina rica en plaquetas autóloga en dientes permanentes vitales con patología pulpar. Revisión narrativa de la literatura*

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    Tatiana Ramírez Giraldo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente una de las mayores controversias en el tratamiento de dientes permanentes con diagnóstico de pulpitis está en la decisión de realizar una Terapia Pulpar Vital (TPV o un tratamiento convencional de conductos. Diferentes estudios han reportado que se pueden obtener resultados previsibles mediante la realización de una TPV. El éxito del tratamiento dependerá de una adecuada comprensión de la  biología pulpar, un estricto protocolo de tratamiento y una adecuada selección del caso. Con este fin, diferentes materiales han sido sugeridos. Recientemente se ha utilizado la Fibrina Rica en Plaquetas, biomaterial que cumple con propiedades biológicas para lograr una mayor rapidez y adecuada cicatrizacion del tejido. Es necesario desarrollar tratamientos dirigidos a preservar la vitalidad de la pulpa, evitando recurrir como primera opción al tratamiento convencional de conductos, teniendo como objetivo conservar o regenerar el complejo dentino pulpar.

  5. La formación permanente en competencia digital docente y la mejora de la calidad del centro educativo desde la perspectiva de los docentes: un estudio de caso

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    Mercè Gisbert Cervera

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available La sociedad del s. XXI demanda sistemas educativos flexibles y con capacidad de adaptación constante, capaces de hacer frente a las necesidades formativas, en forma de competencias, propias de un ciudadano que utiliza las TIC de forma natural y habitual en su vida cotidiana. Para ello se precisa de docentes competentes digitales que puedan formar a estas nuevas generaciones de ciudadanos. La formación permanente en TIC de los maestros, además de necesaria, dado el carácter dinámico de la tecnología, es un elemento de mejora de la calidad institucional de los centros educativos. Este trabajo, realizado a partir de una investigación-acción, evidencia que el propio centro de trabajo es capaz de organizar y diseñar su plan de formación, como parte de un proceso más amplio de mejora de la calidad basado en la incorporación de las TIC. A la vez, gestiona los ejes articuladores de una estrategia formativa que facilita la transferencia de ésta a la actividad del docente y aumenta la calidad del centro como institución. 

  6. DELIMITAÇÃO E PROTEÇÃO DAS ÁREAS DE PRESERVAÇÃO PERMANENTE DE CHAPADAS: ESTUDO DE CASO DA MINERAÇÃO DE AREIA EM ENCOSTAS NO NORTE DE MINAS GERAIS

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    Vitor Vieira Vasconcelos

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A mineração de areia de encosta para construção civil, na região Norte de Minas Gerais, tem causado uma séria de conflitos sócio-ambientais. A Polícia Ambiental e os órgãos de licenciamento ambiental têm encontrado dificuldades técnicas e administrativas para lidar com a situação. Este artigo apresenta uma proposta de utilização de técnicas de geoprocessamento e topografia, integradas à interpretação do direito ambiental, com fins de abordar os problemas citados de forma mais eficiente. Enfatiza-se, especialmente, a delimitação e a proteção de Áreas de Preservação Permanente de bordas de chapadas, onde ocorre tipicamente a mineração de areia de encosta. Por fim, apresentam-se propostas que auxiliem na transição para um modelo mais sustentável da mineração para construção civil na Região Norte de Minas Gerais.

  7. Limites e possibilidades do ensino à distância (EaD na educação permanente em saúde: revisão integrativa

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    Adriane das Neves Silva

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo sobre o uso do ensino a distância (EaD como uma estratégia de ensino na educação permanente em saúde (EPS, que teve como objetivo identificar e analisar os limites e possibilidades do uso da EaD na EPS. Estudo de revisão integrativa. O resultado aponta que a EaD é uma estratégia inovadora possível e potencial para a EPS, facilitando o desenvolvimento da aprendizagem dentro ou fora da instituição de saúde, porém é evidente a escassez de pesquisas na área. As limitações para a realização dos programas estão relacionadas à variável tempo, preparação para lidar com as tecnologias e importância do tutor como facilitador da aprendizagem. Conclui-se que o uso da EaD tem tido uma importante contribuição para o desenvolvimento dos recursos humanos em saúde, seja no processo de formação e/ou no processo contínuo de conhecimento.

  8. Endodoncia regenerativa: utilización de fibrina rica en plaquetas autóloga en dientes permanentes vitales con patología pulpar. Revisión narrativa de la literatura*

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    Tatiana Ramírez Giraldo

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente una de las mayores controversias en el tratamiento de dientes permanentes con diagnóstico de pulpitis está en la decisión de realizar una Terapia Pulpar Vital (TPV o un tratamiento convencional de conductos. Diferentes estudios han reportado que se pueden obtener resultados previsibles mediante la realización de una TPV. El éxito del tratamiento dependerá de una adecuada comprensión de la  biología pulpar, un estricto protocolo de tratamiento y una adecuada selección del caso. Con este fin, diferentes materiales han sido sugeridos. Recientemente se ha utilizado la Fibrina Rica en Plaquetas, biomaterial que cumple con propiedades biológicas para lograr una mayor rapidez y adecuada cicatrizacion del tejido. Es necesario desarrollar tratamientos dirigidos a preservar la vitalidad de la pulpa, evitando recurrir como primera opción al tratamiento convencional de conductos, teniendo como objetivo conservar o regenerar el complejo dentino pulpar.

  9. Transgressões no campo da Ciência da Informação: abordagens de uma prática científica em permanente constituição

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    Meri Nadia Marques Gerlin

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available O estudo apresenta conceitos ligados à disciplinaridade no campo da Ciência da Informação, assim como, inicia uma discussão em torno da natureza interdisciplinar dessa ciência atravessada pela transgressão metodológica. Reflete sobre a capacidade de interação com outras disciplinas que a atravessam, buscando, com isso, obter soluções de problemas perante a composição de seu objeto: a informação. Para tanto, dialoga-se com autores como Le Coadic, Bicalho e Oliveira, Francelin, Japiassú, Marques, Morin, Pinheiro, Tálamo e Smit. Considera-se que compreender como se deram as transgressões disciplinares no campo da Ciência da Informação torna-se condição essencial para dar conta de pensar a relação inter, multi e, principalmente, transdisciplinar necessária à manutenção de uma prática científica em permanente constituição.

  10. MECANISMOS DE GERAÇÃO DE ESCOAMENTO E ÁREAS HIDROLOGICAMENTE SENSÍVEIS: UMA ABORDAGEM HIDROGEOMORFOLÓGICA PARA DELIMITAÇÃO DE ÁREAS DE PRESERVAÇÃO PERMANENTE

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    Cesar Augusto Crovador SIEFERT

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta uma revisão conceitual sobre a relação entre os mecanismos de geração de escoamento e as áreas hidrologicamente sensíveis (AHS. Propõe-se a aproximação do conceito de AHSs na delimitação de áreas de preservação permanente (APPs devido à capacidade de geração de escoamento superficial por saturação destas áreas, estabelecendo assim a transferência de sedimentos e poluentes incidentes à jusante em direção aos canais. Reconhece-se a importância das AHSs como um novo paradigma na delimitação de APPs de acordo com características hidrogeomorfológicas da bacia hidrográfica. Por fim, observa-se ainda a necessidade de um aprofundamento na busca de um indicador de sensibilidade hidrológica das paisagens que possa ser utilizado em bacias hidrográficas com distintas características fisiográficas.

  11. Implementación de un mantenimiento basado en la condición usando modelado y simulación: caso de estudio de un motor sin-crónico de imanes permanentes

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    Jabid Quiroga Méndez

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo introduce la arquitectura de un CBM (mantenimiento basado en la condición en una aplicación eléctrica. La detección de fallas de manera oportuna y eficiente constituye uno de los retos más importantes asociados al CBM y el enfoque basado en modelos en el medio para conseguirlo. Un caso de estudio en un motor sincrónico de imanes permanentes (PMSM es ejecutado para ilustrar cómo el modelado es utilizado en la implementación de un CBM. El monitoreo fue implementado en tiempo real usando Matlab® y dSpace®. Se emplea como indicadora de falla la diferencia entre los valores de la componente secuencial negativa para las corrientes predichas usando una red neuronal multicapa y la corriente obtenida del motor. Resultados experimentales demostraron la efectividad del modelo propuesto en la detección de la falla de cortocircuito en el estator en distintos niveles de severidad y carga, obteniendo una confiabilidad en la detección mayor al 95%.

  12. A systematic review of interventions conducted in clinical or community settings to improve dual-task postural control in older adults

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    Maayan Agmon,1 Basia Belza,2 Huong Q Nguyen,2,3 Rebecca G Logsdon,2 Valerie E Kelly41The Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Israel; 2School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; 3Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente, CA, USA; 4School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USABackground: Injury due to falls is a major problem among older adults. Decrements in dual-task postu...

  13. Partir et revenir au village Mobilité non permanente des jeunes ruraux dans la région du Saïss (Maroc)

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    Ftouhi, Hind; Kadiri, Zakaria; Abdellaoui, El Hassane; Bossenbroek, Lisa

    2015-01-01

    This article analyzes the role of the non-permanent mobility of rural youth in the territorial development in the agricultural plain of the Saïss in Morocco. This mobility refers to the frequent moves by young people for relatively short periods, to study and work, with frequent returns to the

  14. Programa de Capacitação Permanente de Conselheiros Populares de Saúde na cidade de São Paulo São Paulo city: Permanent Skills Improvement Course for elected representatives to the Municipal Health Councils

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    Cláudia Maria Bógus

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O Movimento Popular de Saúde do Município de São Paulo vem elegendo Conselhos Populares de Saúde desde 1979. A questão da formação política e capacitação técnica de lideranças sempre foi uma preocupação do movimento de saúde. Durante a gestão municipal de 1993 a 2000 a interlocução entre o governo local e a representação popular foi rompida e disto decorreu um período de refluxo dos movimentos sociais. Porém, no início de 1998, os movimentos organizados de saúde das regiões leste e sudeste conseguiram se articular para eleger conselheiros para os Conselhos Populares de Saúde. Foram eleitos 1.039 conselheiros. Após vários esforços isolados de capacitação de conselheiros optou-se por realizar um Programa de Capacitação Permanente de Conselheiros de Saúde como forma de envolver o conjunto de bairros e regiões. Por meio de um convênio entre o Ministério da Saúde e o Centro de Educação Permanente da Faculdade de Saúde Pública da Universidade de São Paulo foram realizados 52 cursos para 1.011 desses conselheiros eleitos. Neste trabalho, a partir de análise documental, os autores descrevem esse processo de capacitação, caracterizam o perfil sócio econômico dos conselheiros e analisam a avaliação dos participantes nos cursos de capacitação.The popular health movement from São Paulo City has been electing Popular Health Councils since 1979. The issue of political and technical capabilities of its leaders has been an important point for the movement. During the years 1993 to 2000, the communication channels between the municipal government and popular leadership have been broken, leading back the social movement related to public health. However, in the beginningof 1988, the organized health movements located both at the east and southeast parts of São Paulo City, were succeeded in electing 1.039 members for those popular councils. After several scattered efforts to provide capability and skills to the

  15. Significados atribuídos pela equipe de enfermagem sobre educação permanente em uma instituição cardiovascular

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    Cintia Koerich

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to understand the meanings attributed by the nursing staff to permanent educational practices in a reference cardiovascular hospital. Methods: this is a qualitative study, which used the Grounded Theory in Data for collecting and analyzing data. The sample consisted of 22 nursing professionals. Results: the study presents two categories that highlight the need for further clarification of the nursing staff about the concept of permanent education in health, as well as reinforce the permanent education of nurses as a management practice which needs to be incorporated into other assignments in daily work. Conclusion: it is admitted the need to work the concepts of permanent education in health even in professional qualification, as well as place greater emphasis on managerial training of nurses, so they acquire the power to take their assignment as a nursing care manager and the nursing staff education contribute to the necessary changes in the health services.

  16. MAPEAMENTO GEOMORFOLÓGICO DE DETALHE PARA DELIMITAÇÃO DE ÁREAS DE PRESERVAÇÃO PERMANENTE (APP DE ZONAS COSTEIRAS EM ATENDIMENTO AO CADASTRO AMBIENTAL RURAL (CAR

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    Anderson Targino da Silva Ferreira

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo apresentar a metodologia para o mapeamento de Áreas de Preservação Permanente (APP de zonas costeiras em atendimento ao Cadastro Ambiental Rural (CAR, adequada para escala de detalhe que exige o imóvel rural. A metodologia consistiu na geração do Modelo Digital de Elevação (MDE da zona costeira, a partir do posicionamento GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems; no mapeamento das feições morfológicas costeiras, com reconhecimento in situ; e no atendimento à legislação ambiental vigente quanto às definições de APP. No controle de qualidade do MDE do estudo de caso, as discrepâncias entre as altitudes do modelo e as de referência tiveram erro médio quadrático de 0,047 m. No mapa de APP, o índice de exatidão kappa com valor de 83% indicou que a probabilidade das categorias mapeadas (40% de APP e 60% passível de uso terem sido classificadas corretamente representou uma avaliação muito boa, indicando a alta sensibilidade do mapa em classificar as unidades geomorfológicas do terreno. Os resultados obtidos mostraram que a metodologia empregada tem amplo potencial (acurácia, eficiência, rapidez e baixo custo na delimitação de APP de zonas costeiras em atendimento ao CAR, onde as feições morfológicas são normalmente de pequenas dimensões.

  17. Modelagem da vida de fadiga e do acúmulo de deformações permanentes em pavimentos asfálticos por meio de um modelo de dano contínuo

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    Victor Ferreira Teixeira

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    É sabido que as condições das rodovias brasileiras têm grande impacto sobre a economia nacional. Diante disso, nasce a necessidade de uma busca por métodos de análise de pavimentos que possam prever com maior precisão as falhas as quais o pavimento está submetido. Dentre os principais métodos utilizados atualmente, pode-se citar os métodos puramente empíricos e aqueles mecanístico-empíricos que fazem uso da resposta estrutural do pavimento. A aprimoração de técnicas numéricas como o Método dos Elementos Finitos (MEF ou o Método dos Elementos de Contorno (MEC tem feito com que os métodos mecanístico-empíricos ganhem cada vez mais espaço e sejam mais usados no dimensionamento de pavimentos. O presente trabalho apresenta um modelo mecanístico que considera a evolução do dano causado pelos carregamentos e, conseqüentemente, possibilita uma melhor simulação da vida de fadiga da camada asfáltica. O modelo também possibilita uma melhor modelagem do acúmulo de deformação permanente nos pavimentos através do uso da Teoria da Viscoelasticidade, permitindo assim avaliar as duas principais falhas dos pavimentos flexíveis.

  18. FEIÇÕES GEOMORFOLÓGICAS, ÁREAS DE PRESERVAÇÃO PERMANENTE E IMPLANTAÇÃO DE MEGAPROJETO DE INFRAESTRUTURA URBANA/HOTELEIRA NA VIA COSTEIRA DE NATAL/RN

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    Marceu Melo

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available O litoral do planeta sustenta diversas atividades econômicas, abriga grande parte da população mundial e é considerado ambiente de relativa fragilidade. O desenvolvimento da atividade turística no Rio Grande do Norte está diretamente associada ao litoral e adquiriu maior relevância no final da década de 1970 e início da década de 1980, no contexto da política dos megaprojetos turísticos, através da implantação do projeto Via Costeira em Natal, que objetivava ampliar a infraestrutura hoteleira da capital do estado. O projeto foi aprovado e parcialmente implantado, embora tenha sofrido diversas críticas e reformulações, sobretudo devido às características naturais da área proposta para sua instalação, composta majoritariamente por dunas móveis ou cobertas por vegetação do Bioma Mata Atlântica. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar quais elementos geomorfológicos foram afetados pela sua implantação e, a partir destes, delimitar as Áreas de Preservação Permanente (APPs definidas pela legislação. Os resultados demonstraram que o projeto foi realizado em quase sua totalidade sobre APPs. Concluímos que a medida mais adequada é declarar os trechos não ocupados como áreas non aedificandi e executar projetos de recuperação das áreas degradadas.

  19. Tipo de arcada y plano terminal molar de la dentición temporal y su correlación con las clases de maloclusión de la dentición permanente

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    Ana Pascual Serna

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue establecer la correlación del tipo de arcada y plano terminal molar de la dentición temporal con las clases de maloclusión de Angle en niños de 5 años de edad que acuden al Hospital Nacional “Daniel Alcides Carrión”de Cerro de Pasco, 2010 - 2011. La investigación se desarrolló bajo un diseño descriptivo longitudinal prospectivo. La muestra estuvo conformada por 40 niños escogidos por muestreo no probabilístico. Se realizó inicialmente la evaluación clínica del tipo de arcada y plano terminal molar de la dentición temporal y posteriormente al erupcionar las primeras molares permanentes se verificó la correlación con las clases de maloclusión de Angle, el tratamiento estadístico de la hipótesis fue con la Chi Cuadrada. Entre los resultados podemos mencionar que existe diferencia estadística significativa para asumir que el tipo de plano terminal molar y tipo de arcada de la dentición temporal se correlaciona con las clases de maloclusión de Angle, teniendo en consideración que la X2c=12,724>X2t = 9,488(4gl-95 %, rechazándose la Ho. En conclusión, el tipo de plano terminal molar recto y el tipo de arcada abierta de la dentición temporal se relaciona con mayor frecuencia con la normoclusión y la Clase I de maloclusión. Mientras que el tipo de plano terminal molar escalón mesial y el tipo de arcada cerrada de la dentición temporal se relaciona con la Clase III de maloclusión.

  20. Comparative effectiveness of ceramic-on-ceramic implants in stemmed hip replacement: a multinational study of six national and regional registries.

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    Sedrakyan, Art; Graves, Stephen; Bordini, Barbara; Pons, Miquel; Havelin, Leif; Mehle, Susan; Paxton, Elizabeth; Barber, Thomas; Cafri, Guy

    2014-12-17

    The rapid decline in use of conventional total hip replacement with a large femoral head size and a metal-on-metal bearing surface might lead to increased popularity of ceramic-on-ceramic bearings as another hard-on-hard alternative that allows implantation of a larger head. We sought to address comparative effectiveness of ceramic-on-ceramic and metal-on-HXLPE (highly cross-linked polyethylene) implants by utilizing the distributed health data network of the ICOR (International Consortium of Orthopaedic Registries), an unprecedented collaboration of national and regional registries and the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration). A distributed health data network was developed by the ICOR and used in this study. The data from each registry are standardized and provided at a level of aggregation most suitable for the detailed analysis of interest. The data are combined across registries for comprehensive assessments. The ICOR coordinating center and study steering committee defined the inclusion criteria for this study as total hip arthroplasty performed without cement from 2001 to 2010 in patients forty-five to sixty-four years of age with osteoarthritis. Six national and regional registries (Kaiser Permanente and HealthEast in the U.S., Emilia-Romagna region in Italy, Catalan region in Spain, Norway, and Australia) participated in this study. Multivariate meta-analysis was performed with use of linear mixed models, with survival probability as the unit of analysis. We present the results of the fixed-effects model and include the results of the random-effects model in an appendix. SAS version 9.2 was used for all analyses. We first compared femoral head sizes of >28 mm and ≤28 mm within ceramic-on-ceramic implants and then compared ceramic-on-ceramic with metal-on-HXLPE. A total of 34,985 patients were included; 52% were female. We found a lower risk of revision associated with use of ceramic-on-ceramic implants when a larger head size was used (HR [hazard

  1. Técnica Alternativa para Montagem de Insetos em Lâminas Permanentes para Visualização em Microscopia Óptica

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    Franziska Huber

    2011-03-01

    Abstract. Various chemicals are used in the mounting of insects on permanent slides for optical microscopy. The high cost, little availability in ordinary commerce and the dangers make their use impractical for some studies. Among the various chemicals used for the microscopic mounting of insects are Xylene, Canada Balsam, Hydroxide Potassium, Alcohols, Phenol and Creosote. All these chemicals present, individually or collectively, some risks to human health. In order to find alternative materials of easy access and low toxicity, for the permanent mout of insects, this study tested the efficacy of some alternatives materials. Were tested: Colorless varnish (Acrilex ® as a substitute for Canada balsam and solvent (Acrilex ®, Immersion Oil for microscopy (Merck ® and Xylene as substitutes for creosote. There were mounted especimens of Ctenocephalides sp., Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus and Pediculus sp.. The use of Varnish Colorless proved to be an efficient and cheap substitute to Canada Balsam because it offered transparency, optimal visualization, and rapid drying. The immersion oil might be used instead of Creosote, both mounted in Balsam, as in varnish. The last combination was more advantageous due to rapid drying of the varnish. Solvent did not get good results appearing to damage insect chitin, an effect observed especially when combined with the varnish.

  2. Prevalência, necessidade de tratamento e fatores predisponentes do traumatismo na dentição permanente de escolares de 11 a 13 anos de idade Prevalence, treatment needs, and predisposing factors for traumatic injuries to permanent dentition in 11-13-year-old schoolchildren

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    J. Traebert

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou determinar a prevalência do traumatismo dentário na dentição permanente e observar associações com fatores predisponentes. Foi realizado um estudo transversal com escolares de 11 a 13 anos de Biguaçu, Santa Catarina, Brasil. Os exames foram realizados por um cirurgião-dentista utilizando os mesmos critérios do Children's Dental Health Survey do Reino Unido. Foram observados tipo de dano, tratamento providenciado e necessidade, overjet incisal, adequabilidade da cobertura labial, idade, sexo e nível de educação dos pais. Foram examinadas 2.260 crianças e as prevalências encontradas foram: 10,4%, 10,6% e 11,2% aos 11, 12 e 13 anos, respectivamente. A necessidade de tratamento foi de 6,3 incisivos por mil examinados. Escolares do sexo masculino e com overjetmaior que 5mm tiveram mais traumatismo dentário do que escolares do sexo feminino e com overjetincisal até 5mm. Cobertura labial inadequada e nível de educação dos pais não estiveram estatisticamente associados com o traumatismo dentário. Concluiu-se que ser do sexo masculino ou ter um overjetincisal maior do que 5mm aumenta a chance de sofrer traumatismo dentário.The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of traumatic injuries to the permanent incisors and the association with clinical predisposing factors and parents' schooling. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with schoolchildren aged 11 to 13 years in Biguaçu, Brazil. Dental examinations were conducted by a dentist, and the criteria for traumatic dental injuries used in the children's dental health survey in the United Kingdom were adopted. the study recorded the type of damage sustained, treatment performed or needed, the size of incisal overjet, and whether lip coverage was adequate. Socio-demographic data included sex, age, and parents' level of schooling. a total of 2,260 children were examined, and prevalence rates were 10.4%, 10.6%, and 11.2% in 11, 12, and 13-year

  3. SISTEMA DE APOIO À GESTÃO DE ÁREAS VERDES NA PRESERVAÇÃO PERMANENTE DE CORPOS HÍDRICOS URBANOS

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    Adriano Bressane

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT The conservation of urban green areas is among the key strategies for achieving healthy and sustainable cities. However, the multiplicity of the involved factors requires an integrated analysis by means of a logical and structured procedure . Therefore, t his article aims to present the proposal for a decision support system for the management of green areas in public domain , in areas of permanent preservation of urban water bodies. For its development , guidelines of the plannning method through scenario s were adopted, by which the aspects related to the problem and routing solutions were analysed . The main used material s correspond to the works of technical literature and legislation, raised through search terms along with bibliographic and legislative seats. From the analysis of these materials, we studied the actual functions of these areas of permanent preservation and the factors affecting their performance and protection. As a result, we obtained a structured model in key decision for the selection of the location alternatives and their function - space capability .

  4. Annual variations in bio-optical properties at the ‘Estación Permanente de Estudios Ambientales (EPEA)’ coastal station, Argentina

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    Lutz, Vivian A.; Subramaniam, Ajit; Negri, Rubén M.; Silva, Ricardo I.; Carreto, José I.

    2006-07-01

    Variations in optical properties at a coastal station (EPEA) off the North coast of Argentina (38° 28' S 57° 41' W) were studied in 2000-2001. Changes observed in the absorption by three components of seawater (phytoplankton, detritus, and chromophoric-dissolved-organic-matter or CDOM) were analysed in relation to changes in environmental conditions (temperature, stability of the water column, irradiance) and changes in the phytoplankton community structure. An annual cycle typical of temperate seas was observed in the stability of the water column, with a strong thermocline in summer and a vertically homogeneous regime in winter. The proportion of detritus absorption at the surface was related to these changes in stability of the water column, being larger in winter due probably to re-suspension from the bottom. Absorption by phytoplankton and CDOM were not related to temperature or the stability of the water column and there was no covariation in absorption by the three seawater components. On the other hand, absorption by phytoplankton was significantly related to the predominant cell-size. The percentage contribution of ultraphytoplankton (summer. Accordingly, the specific absorption coefficient of phytoplankton at 440 nm (absorption/chlorophyll- a) varied between 0.01 in July (when there was a bloom of the large diatom Coscinodiscus wailesii) and 0.09 m 2 mg Chla-1 in February (when Synechococcus spp. was predominant). The relationship between in situ and 1 km daily satellite estimated OC4V4 chlorophyll- a concentration showed a good correlation ( r2=0.94 for 9 out of the 19 data points where an exact match up could be made). Marked variations were observed when comparing 8 day-9 km binned data with the 19 points. While some of the differences are due to the highly dynamic hydrography of this region, variations in phytoplankton composition also contribute to the difference between in situ and satellite-derived values.

  5. Steady state analysis and Eastern power system dynamic PDVSA EyP considering incorporating Furrial and PIGAP II generation plants; Analisis en regimen permanente y dinamico del sistema electrico de PDVSA EyP Oriente considerando la incorporacion de las plantas de generacion Furrial y PIGAP II

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    Rodriguez, S [Universidad Nacional Experimental Politecnica, Antonio Jose de Sucre, Guayana, Bolivar (Venezuela)]. E-mail: sergiodrg200@gmail.com; Vasquez, C [Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., Maturin, Monagas (Venezuela)]. E-mail: vasquezcp@pdvsa.com

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    This paper is focused on steady state and dynamic analysis of Eastern Power System of Petroleum of Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) Exploration and Production, considering new single cycle gas turbine power plants in Punta de Mata and El Furrial operational areas that will start up in 2015. Network operating conditions were determined, specifically the behavior of power flows and voltage profiles in normal condition of operation and under Contingencies N-1 in PDVSA Power System, as well as the short-circuit levels at all buses of the transmission network. Afterward, it was evaluated the impact on the network caused by the starting of the biggest motor in the system, considering island operation, verifying that it's necessary to maintain the interconnection with the National Electric System. For motor starting study, machine dynamic model was determined by mean of parameters estimation of its equivalent circuit, as well as the application of nonlinear regression methods in order to obtain load model using the information supplied by the manufacturer. [Spanish] El presente trabajo esta enfocado al analisis del comportamiento en regimen permanente y dinamico del sistema electrico de Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) Exploracion y Produccion Oriente, considerando la incorporacion de nuevas Plantas de Generacion Termoelectricas de Ciclo Simple a Gas que entraran en operacion en las areas operacionales de Punta de Mata y El Furrial para el ano 2015. Se determinaron las condiciones de operacion de la red, especificamente el comportamiento de los flujos de potencia y perfiles de voltaje en Condicion Normal de operacion y bajo Contingencias N-1 dentro del Sistema de PDVSA, asi como el incremento en los niveles de cortocircuito en todas las barras de la red de transmision. Luego se evaluo el impacto en la red originado por el arranque del motor de mayor capacidad considerando la posible operacion en isla del sistema, determinandose que es necesario operar interconectado con el

  6. Permanente homoseksuele verhoudings van liefde en trou

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    J Potgieter

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available In this article, the argument is made that homosexual relationships of love and commitment was known by the writers of the Bible. Though definitions like �gay� or �homosexuality� was not known, sexual identity was known. According to the anthropology of the Mediterranean people, somebody�s identity was found in the way he or she lived: �If I have a homosexual relationship, then my identity was homosexual�. This article shows that permanent homosexual relationships of love and commitment were known among the Greek philosophers. People like Plato, Aristotle and Pausanius had permanent homosexual partners. Even Paul knew about permanent homosexual relationships of love and commitment. Sufficient evidence has been found in cities like Rome, Corinth and Ephesus on the existence of such relationships.

  7. Forsegling af okklusal dentincaries i permanente molarer

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    Qvist, Vibeke; Borum, Mette Kit; Dynes Møller, Kirsten

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    Der findes ingen eksakte tal for forekomsten af fødevareallergi i den danske befolkning. Den kumulerede forekomst af fødevareallergi hos børn i de første tre leveår skønnes at være på 7-8 %, hvoraf hovedparten vokser sig fra det. Punktprævalensen af diagnosticeret fødevareallergi hos voksne er 3 ...

  8. LA ENTREVISTA, UN DIÁLOGO PERMANENTE.

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    Yolanda Puyana V.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available El objeto del presente artículo es mostrar tres escenarios sobre la entrevista que son útiles para la docencia y acción profesional de trabajo social. Se busca profundizar sobre la entrevista desde diferentes perspectivas teóricas y metodológicas. En primer término, se tratará el enfoque humanista de Karl Rogers y la mirada etnográfica de Roberta Greene. En segundo término, se esboza el aporte de Sigmud Freud. Finalmente se señala la contribución a la entrevista del modelo sistémico de la Escuela de Terapia Familiar de Milán.

  9. Overview on the permanent magnets technology of rare earth based on Nd-Fe-B; Panorama general sobre tecnologia de imanes permanentes de tierras raras a base de Nd-Fe-B

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    Rosales Vazquez, Maria Ines [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1990-12-31

    In this paper the technological development in the area of permanent magnetic materials, is shown, from the 1930`s when the first aluminum-nickel-cobalt (Al-Ni-Co) magnets appeared. As a result of the continuous worldwide research in this field, it was made known, during the 1980`s decade of a new type of magnets based on Neodymium (Nd). In accordance with the outstanding magnetic properties of these magnets, at the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), their development was initiated, focussed on the stages and parameters definition of their manufacturing process. Up to now, the research has been oriented to the preparation of magnets of the isotropic agglutinated type and the manufacturing process encompasses the following stages: a) Alloy preparation; b) Microcrystals obtainment; c) Magnet preparation. The preliminary results that have been obtained in the magnetic characterization show that the quality of the prepared magnets is comparable to the quality of the imported magnets and/or to the ones other research groups report. [Espanol] En este trabajo se muestra el desarrollo tecnologico del area de materiales magneticos permanentes a partir de los anos treinta en que surgieron los primeros imanes de aluminio-niquel-cobalto (Al-Ni-Co). Como resultado de la constante investigacion a nivel mundial en ese campo, durante el decenio de los ochenta se informo en torno a un nuevo tipo de imanes a base de neodimio (Nd). Atendiendo a las propiedades magneticas sobresalientes de estos imanes, en el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), se inicio el desarrollo de los mismos, enfocandolo a la definicion de las etapas y parametros del proceso de fabricacion. Hasta ahora, la investigacion se ha orientado a la preparacion de imanes de tipo isotropico aglutinado y el proceso de fabricacion comprende las etapas: a) preparacion de la aleacion; b) obtencion de microcristales, y c) preparacion de los imanes. Los resultados preliminares que se han obtenido en la

  10. Conflitos no uso da terra em Áreas de Preservação Permanente em um polo de produção de biodiesel no Estado do Pará

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    Arlete Silva de Almeida

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available As Áreas de Preservação Permanente (APPs desempenham um papel fundamental na manutenção dos principais fatores que regulam os processos hidrológicos e de conservação biológica. Na Amazônia, as APPs vêm sendo ocupadas com atividades econômicas de alto impacto ambiental que levam à supressão de vegetação, desrespeitando o regime legal desse tipo de área protegida. Este artigo analisa os conflitos de uso da terra dentro das áreas destinadas à preservação e propõe uma delimitação dessas áreas de acordo com o Código Florestal Brasileiro de 2012, no municipio de Moju, um dos mais importantes polos de produção de biodiesel do estado do Pará. A pesquisa utilizou imagem multiespectral de alta resolução do satélite RapidEye de 2010 para uma classificação supervisionada que determinou oito classes de cobertura e uso da terra, com especial atenção para a floresta, o cultivo agrícola e cultivo de óleo de palma (Elaeis guineensis. As terras alteradas do município perfazem 30,29% do total, sendo que 17,07% estão ocupadas pela pecuária. Somente 5,2% do território de Moju é legalmente definido como APP. Destas áreas, 29,3% se encontram em uso conflituoso, onde predomina a pastagem, presente em 15,6% das APPs do município. O cultivo de palma corresponde a apenas 0,63% da área da APP e a 2,17% do município. A aplicação das novas regras de recomposição de APPs pelo novo Código Florestal Brasileiro irá resultar em perda de 60,69% de área recuperada em APPs neste município.

  11. Overview on the permanent magnets technology of rare earth based on Nd-Fe-B; Panorama general sobre tecnologia de imanes permanentes de tierras raras a base de Nd-Fe-B

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    Rosales Vazquez, Maria Ines [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1991-12-31

    In this paper the technological development in the area of permanent magnetic materials, is shown, from the 1930`s when the first aluminum-nickel-cobalt (Al-Ni-Co) magnets appeared. As a result of the continuous worldwide research in this field, it was made known, during the 1980`s decade of a new type of magnets based on Neodymium (Nd). In accordance with the outstanding magnetic properties of these magnets, at the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), their development was initiated, focussed on the stages and parameters definition of their manufacturing process. Up to now, the research has been oriented to the preparation of magnets of the isotropic agglutinated type and the manufacturing process encompasses the following stages: a) Alloy preparation; b) Microcrystals obtainment; c) Magnet preparation. The preliminary results that have been obtained in the magnetic characterization show that the quality of the prepared magnets is comparable to the quality of the imported magnets and/or to the ones other research groups report. [Espanol] En este trabajo se muestra el desarrollo tecnologico del area de materiales magneticos permanentes a partir de los anos treinta en que surgieron los primeros imanes de aluminio-niquel-cobalto (Al-Ni-Co). Como resultado de la constante investigacion a nivel mundial en ese campo, durante el decenio de los ochenta se informo en torno a un nuevo tipo de imanes a base de neodimio (Nd). Atendiendo a las propiedades magneticas sobresalientes de estos imanes, en el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), se inicio el desarrollo de los mismos, enfocandolo a la definicion de las etapas y parametros del proceso de fabricacion. Hasta ahora, la investigacion se ha orientado a la preparacion de imanes de tipo isotropico aglutinado y el proceso de fabricacion comprende las etapas: a) preparacion de la aleacion; b) obtencion de microcristales, y c) preparacion de los imanes. Los resultados preliminares que se han obtenido en la

  12. El conocimiento de los records como motivación en la preparación del equipo permanente de atletismo de la ESBU Antero Fernández Vargas del municipio San Juan y Martínez

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    José Manuel Vives Morejón

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Ha sido en los últimos años la introducción del deporte participativo, una de las vías que facilite a la gran masa estudiantil la práctica del deporte de forma masiva y organizada. Los profesores preparan a sus alumnos en los deportes según el nivel de enseñanza, lo que representa un gran estimulo para el profesor de Educación Física y sus alumnos, los cuales transitan desde la base hasta el nivel nacional, de ahí que se necesite conocer el estado en que se encuentran sus alumnos desde el punto de vista físico, deportivo y motivacional. El atletismo es uno de los deportes que está presente en todos los niveles de participación, pero en nuestra escuela ocupa el último lugar dentro de la preferencia de los estudiantes, lo que nos incitó investigar al respecto con vistas a lograr niveles óptimos de motivación para la práctica sistemática de este deporte, de ahí que durante la realización de las pruebas de eficiencia física, competencias mensuales de atletismo, deporte participativo, hemos recopilado cada uno de los eventos y diseñado en el centro un sistema de estimulación desde la clase, el mural de educación física y los actos centrales de la escuela para dar a cono cer los mejores resultados, quedando establecidos como records dentro de la escuela de forma permanente, esto ha motivado a los estudiantes a querer conocer sus potencialidades en cada uno de los eventos y si han superado los resultados alcanzados por los estudiantes en cursos anteriores, lo que se ha convertido en un recurso importante para estimular la preparación de los integrantes del equipo de atletismo de nuestra escuela, donde todos quieren estar en el equipo y entre los recordistas del centro.

  13. Avaliação quantitativa do efeito do jato de bicarbonato de sódio no esmalte de dentes permanentes jovens Quantitative analysis of the effect of sodium bicarbonate on the enamel surface of young permanent teeth

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    Sara Nader MARTA

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se clinicamente o efeito do jato de bicarbonato de sódio sob pressão, empregado na profilaxia da superfície de esmalte sadio de dentes permanentes jovens. Trabalhou-se com réplicas positivas, o que permitiu a análise antes e após a realização de tal procedimento. Foram feitas sessenta moldagens da superfície vestibular de incisivos centrais superiores, as quais sofreram um preparo para a análise quantitativa da rugosidade das superfícies de esmalte. A análise quantitativa foi efetuada utilizando-se o programa para computador Diracom-3, que mensura as sombras e penumbras das imagens dos espécimes. Estabeleceram-se três grupos experimentais com vinte crianças que nunca haviam sido submetidas à profilaxia com Profident, as quais foram moldadas em três momentos. Antes do procedimento ou controle (Grupo 1; imediatamente após (Grupo 2; e um mês após o tratamento (Grupo 3. A análise quantitativa dos dados mostrou não haver diferença estatisticamente significante entre os grupos analisados.The effect of sodium bicarbonate under pressure used in the prophylaxis of the healthful enamel surface of young permanent teeth was clinically evaluated. Positive reproductions were used, which permitted the analysis before and after the realization of such procedure. The moldings of the vestibular surface of central superior incisives made totalized sixty, which went trough a preparation for the quantitative rugosity analysis of the enamel surfaces. The computer program DIRACOM - 3, that measures the shades and half - shadows of the sample images was used for quantitative analysis for which the scanning electron microscopy was employed. Three experimental groups with twenty children each, who had never been submitted to that technique of prophylaxis were established and molds taken in three moments: Group 1 - before the procedure or control ; Group 2 - immediately after and Group 3 - one month after the treatment ( subgroup 2c . The

  14. ANÁLISE DA CORRELAÇÃO ENTRE AS VARIÁVEIS DE DENSIFICAÇÃO DO COMPACTADOR GIRATÓRIO SUPERPAVE E A RESISTÊNCIA À DEFORMAÇÃO PERMANENTE EM MISTURAS ASFÁLTICAS CONVENCIONAIS E COM UTILIZAÇÃO DE RESÍDUOS

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    Felipe Coutinho Onofre

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    Quando se comparam as metodologias de dosagem Superpave e Marshall de misturas asfálticas, uma das vantagens da primeira é a obtenção do gráfico de compactação. Tem sido verificado para misturas densas e contínuas do tipo Concreto Asfáltico (CA que determinadas áreas observadas nesse gráfico podem diferenciar estas misturas quanto à trabalhabilidade e à resistência à deformação permanente. No presente estudo, os parâmetros Compaction Densification Index (CDI e Traffic Densification Index (TDI foram utilizados como indicadores da compactabilidade. Desenvolveu-se um estudo de correlação entre estas variáveis e a resistência à deformação permanente de misturas asfálticas. Foram avaliadas três misturas asfálticas contendo: (i apenas agregados graníticos, (ii 50% de agregados graníticos e 50% de escória de aciaria e (iii 50% de agregados graníticos e 50% de Resíduo de Construção e Demolição (RCD. As variáveis escolhidas para determinação da resistência à deformação permanente foram o ensaio uniaxial de carga repetida (amostras compactadas para dois percentuais de Volume de vazios e o ensaio com um simulador de tráfego do tipo LCPC. Foi utilizado também o Processamento Digital de Imagens (PDI para a determinação da esfericidade dos agregados estudados, propriedade que influencia na resistência à deformação permanente. Os resultados indicam que as variáveis CDI e TDI podem ser usadas como parâmetros de estudo para prever a resistência à deformação permanente, mesmo para misturas com utilização de resíduos. A caracterização pela técnica do PDI mostrou que o agregado de origem granítica possui uma forma menos próxima a uma esfera em relação aos res

  15. Changes in vitamin and mineral supplement use after breast cancer diagnosis in the Pathways Study: a prospective cohort study

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    Greenlee, Heather; Hershman, Dawn L; Neugut, Alfred I; Kushi, Lawrence H; Kwan, Marilyn L; Ergas, Isaac J; Strizich, Garrett; Roh, Janise M; Wilson, Allegra T; Lee, Marion; Sherman, Karen J; Ambrosone, Christine B

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    Vitamin and mineral supplement use after a breast cancer diagnosis is common and controversial. Dosages used and the timing of initiation and/or discontinuation of supplements have not been clearly described. We prospectively examined changes in use of 17 vitamin/mineral supplements in the first six months following breast cancer diagnosis among 2,596 members (28% non-white) of Kaiser Permanente Northern California. We used multivariable logistic regression to examine demographic, clinical, and lifestyle predictors of initiation and discontinuation. Most women used vitamin/mineral supplements before (84%) and after (82%) diagnosis, with average doses far in excess of Institute of Medicine reference intakes. Over half (60.2%) reported initiating a vitamin/mineral following diagnosis, 46.3% discontinuing a vitamin/mineral, 65.6% using a vitamin/mineral continuously, and only 7.2% not using any vitamin/mineral supplement before or after diagnosis. The most commonly initiated supplements were calcium (38.2%), vitamin D (32.01%), vitamin B6 (12.3%) and magnesium (11.31%); the most commonly discontinued supplements were multivitamins (17.14%), vitamin C (15.97%) and vitamin E (45.62%). Higher education, higher intake of fruits/vegetables, and receipt of chemotherapy were associated with initiation (p-values <0.05). Younger age and breast-conserving surgery were associated with discontinuation (p-values <0.05). In this large cohort of ethnically diverse breast cancer patients, high numbers of women used vitamin/mineral supplements in the 6 months following breast cancer diagnosis, often at high doses and in combination with other supplements. The immediate period after diagnosis is a critical time for clinicians to counsel women on supplement use

  16. A vivência no processo formativo do projeto Educanvisa: relato de uma experiência de formação permanente | The Experience in Process Formation Project Educanvisa: Report of a Permanent Training Experience

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    Ivanilde Alves Borba Rigo

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    Full Text Available Este relato tem como objetivo apresentar a vivência no processo formativo dos educadores no Projeto Educanvisa, desenvolvido no Município de Lucas do Rio Verde/MT no ano de 2012, tendo como público os educadores da rede Municipal de Ensino das unidades de Educação Infantil e da Educação Básica. O relato foi focado na educação permanente de educadores, com a finalidade de capacitá-los para que se tornassem multiplicadores e mediadores do assunto em salas de aula. Neste processo de educação permanente, os educadores foram submetidos a palestras orientativas com profissionais da saúde como: nutricionista, farmacêutico, enfermeiros, médico bioquímico e representante da vigilância sanitária. Após adquirido o conhecimento, os educadores tornaram-se multiplicadores e mediadores nas escolas, fazendo o repasse para outros profissionais da educação, os quais tiveram a responsabilidade de efetivar o conhecimento nas salas de aula. O repasses aos educandos se deu por meio de palestras com profissionais da saúde, atividades didático-pedagógicas sobre temas como: A Saúde e a Promoção da Saúde; A Vigilância Sanitária; Os Medicamentos/Alimentos; A Propaganda de Medicamentos e de Alimentos e orientações a comunidade escolar. Nesta perspectiva teve-se, no ano de 2012, um envolvimento de 7.601 alunos, 407 educadores, 15 instituições de ensino mais a comunidade escolar, sendo estes contribuintes de uma reflexão sobre as práticas indevidas do uso de medicamentos e produtos sujeitos à vigilância sanitária. Neste contexto foi possível observar o aprendizado de forma integrada entres os vários atores sociais envolvidos no processo, o que possibilitou a construção de novos valores e experiências no coletivo, aspectos estes que só foram possíveis devido à formação e à multiplicação de conteúdos e experiências integralizadas na prática coletiva

  17. Comparison of paper and electronic surveys for measuring patient-reported outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

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    Bojcic, Jamie L; Sue, Valerie M; Huon, Tomy S; Maletis, Gregory B; Inacio, Maria C S

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    This study compared response rates of paper and electronic versions of the Knee injury Osteoarthritis and Outcome Score questionnaire and examined the characteristics of patients who responded to each survey method. A total of 1486 patients registered by the Kaiser Permanente Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Registry between 2005 and 2010 were included in this study. Response rates by survey modality for the overall cohort, by the specific time periods, and by age and sex at time of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were compared using χ(2) tests or the Fisher exact test when appropriate. Independent Student t tests were used to compare the Knee injury Osteoarthritis and Outcome Scores of survey respondents. The overall survey response rate was 42%. The 36% response rate in the electronic-survey group was significantly higher than the 22% response rate in the paper-survey group (p survey produced higher response rates, it is not sufficient alone to replace the traditional paper version among this Kaiser Permanente population.

  18. Prevalence of Childhood Obesity among Young Multiethnic Children from a Health Maintenance Organization in Hawaii.

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    Novotny, Rachel; Oshiro, Caryn Etsuko Shima; Wilkens, Lynne Ross

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    Pacific Islander, Asian, and mixed-ethnicity children are not described in national nutrition and health surveys. Data on BMI values of 4608 5- to 8-year-old children available from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii electronic medical records in 2010 were analyzed for prevalence of overweight and obesity and for ethnic differences in BMI and risk for overweight and obesity, controlling for age, sex, neighborhood education level, and on a subset (n=2169) that further controlled for maternal education and maternal age. Kaiser Permanente data allow for reporting of multiple ethnicities. Data revealed that 33% of this child population was of mixed ethnic ancestry. Prevalence of overweight and obesity was 32.6% (12.9% overweight and 19.7% obese). However, Samoan children and children of Native Hawaiian, Filipino, and mixed ethnic ancestries had higher levels of overweight and obesity than whites or Asians. Higher neighborhood education level, higher maternal education level, and older maternal age were associated with decreased risk of overweight and obesity, except for children whose mothers were between 21 and 30 years old, who had a higher risk for obesity than those whose mothers were under 20 years of age (odds ratio=1.34). Populations of mixed ethnicities in the Pacific region deserve further study related to healthy body size and acculturation to environment and lifestyle.

  19. Differences in Access to and Preferences for Using Patient Portals and Other eHealth Technologies Based on Race, Ethnicity, and Age: A Database and Survey Study of Seniors in a Large Health Plan.

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    Gordon, Nancy P; Hornbrook, Mark C

    2016-03-04

    Patients are being encouraged to go online to obtain health information and interact with their health care systems. However, a 2014 survey found that less than 60% of American adults aged 65 and older use the Internet, with much lower usage among black and Latino seniors compared with non-Hispanic white seniors, and among older versus younger seniors. Our aims were to (1) identify race/ethnic and age cohort disparities among seniors in use of the health plan's patient portal, (2) determine whether race/ethnic and age cohort disparities exist in access to digital devices and preferences for using email- and Web-based modalities to interact with the health care system, (3) assess whether observed disparities in preferences and patient portal use are due simply to barriers to access and inability to use the Internet, and (4) learn whether older adults not currently using the health plan's patient portal or website have a potential interest in doing so in the future and what kind of support might be best suited to help them. We conducted two studies of seniors aged 65-79 years. First, we used administrative data about patient portal account status and utilization in 2013 for a large cohort of English-speaking non-Hispanic white (n=183,565), black (n=16,898), Latino (n=12,409), Filipino (n=11,896), and Chinese (n=6314) members of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health plan. Second, we used data from a mailed survey conducted in 2013-2014 with a stratified random sample of this population (final sample: 849 non-Hispanic white, 567 black, 653 Latino, 219 Filipino, and 314 Chinese). These data were used to examine race/ethnic and age disparities in patient portal use and readiness and preferences for using digital communication for health-related purposes. Adults aged 70-74 and 75-79 were significantly less likely than 65-69 year olds to be registered to use the patient portal, and among those registered, to have used the portal to send messages, view lab test

  20. Differences in Access to and Preferences for Using Patient Portals and Other eHealth Technologies Based on Race, Ethnicity, and Age: A Database and Survey Study of Seniors in a Large Health Plan

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    Hornbrook, Mark C

    2016-01-01

    Background Patients are being encouraged to go online to obtain health information and interact with their health care systems. However, a 2014 survey found that less than 60% of American adults aged 65 and older use the Internet, with much lower usage among black and Latino seniors compared with non-Hispanic white seniors, and among older versus younger seniors. Objective Our aims were to (1) identify race/ethnic and age cohort disparities among seniors in use of the health plan’s patient portal, (2) determine whether race/ethnic and age cohort disparities exist in access to digital devices and preferences for using email- and Web-based modalities to interact with the health care system, (3) assess whether observed disparities in preferences and patient portal use are due simply to barriers to access and inability to use the Internet, and (4) learn whether older adults not currently using the health plan’s patient portal or website have a potential interest in doing so in the future and what kind of support might be best suited to help them. Methods We conducted two studies of seniors aged 65-79 years. First, we used administrative data about patient portal account status and utilization in 2013 for a large cohort of English-speaking non-Hispanic white (n=183,565), black (n=16,898), Latino (n=12,409), Filipino (n=11,896), and Chinese (n=6314) members of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health plan. Second, we used data from a mailed survey conducted in 2013-2014 with a stratified random sample of this population (final sample: 849 non-Hispanic white, 567 black, 653 Latino, 219 Filipino, and 314 Chinese). These data were used to examine race/ethnic and age disparities in patient portal use and readiness and preferences for using digital communication for health-related purposes. Results Adults aged 70-74 and 75-79 were significantly less likely than 65-69 year olds to be registered to use the patient portal, and among those registered, to have used the

  1. DEVELOPING VISUAL PRESENTATION ATTITUDE RUBRIC: VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY STUDY

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    ATEŞ, Hatice KADIOĞLU; ADA, Sefer; BAYSAL, Z. Nurdan

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    Abstract The aim of this study is to develop visual presentation attitude rubric which is valid and reliable for the 4th grade students. 218 students took part in this study from Engin Can Güre which located in Istanbul, Esenler. While preparing this assessment tool with 34 criterias , 6 university lecturers view have been taken who are experts in their field. The answer key sheet has 4 (likert )type options. The rubric has been first tested by Kaiser-Meyer Olkin and Bartletts tests an...

  2. Análise comparativa de envoltórios para drenos tubulares em condições de fluxo não-permanente Comparative analysis of envelopes for tubular drains under non-steady state flow conditions

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    Denise M. de Almeida

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    Full Text Available Com esta pesquisa, objetivou-se avaliar a eficiência de envoltórios em drenos tubulares sob condições de fluxo não-permanente; para tanto, foram utilizados, em tanques de alvenaria, os envoltórios de geotêxteis XT-4, XT-2, bidim OP-30 e bidim OP-20, envelopes de brita no 1, com espessuras de 0,05, 0,10 e 0,15 m, além de um tratamento com ausência de envoltório. As variáveis-resposta utilizadas para se testar os tratamentos consistiram da lâmina drenada num tempo de 30 min, da massa de areia carreada após este tempo de drenagem e do desempenho hidráulico dos drenos, com base no cálculo da resistência de entrada ao fluxo e da relação entre vazão e carga hidráulica a 0,55 m da interface solo-dreno. As lâminas drenadas não diferiram estatisticamente a nível de 5% de probabilidade; no entanto, os geotêxteis bidim OP-20 e XT-4 mostraram-se, nesta ordem, como as melhores opções, face à análise de desempenho e se considerando os aspectos custo e facilidade de instalação. Quanto à análise da variável carreamento de areia, verificou-se a influência da espessura do envoltório ao se analisar os tratamentos com brita, além da opção das mantas, como excelente filtro. Os dados de resistência de entrada demonstraram a importância do uso de envoltórios ao se comparar o tratamento sem envoltório (r ent = 0,0102 d m-1 com o tratamento brita 0,15m (r ent = 0,0032 d m-1 cuja redução foi de 68,7%.The aim of the research was to evaluate the performance of eight types of envelopes installed around tubular drains in a horizontal tank model, with the treatments bidim OP-20, bidim OP-30, XT-2 and XT-4, 0.15, 0.10 and 0.05 m thick gravel and the treatment drain without a wrapper. The response-variables for the treatments used consisted of the depth of water drained in thirty minutes, the mass of sediment transported by the water during this same time interval and the hydraulic performance of the drains based on the entrance

  3. Soil carbon and nitrogen mineralization under different tillage systems and Permanent Groundcover cultivation between Orange trees Mineralização do carbono e nitrogênio sob diferentes preparos de solo e coberturas permanentes intercalares em pomar de laranjeira

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    Elcio Liborio Balota

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    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the alterations in carbon and nitrogen mineralization due to different soil tillage systems and groundcover species for intercropped orange trees. The experiment was established in an Ultisol soil (Typic Paleudults originated from Caiuá sandstone in northwestern of the state of Paraná, Brazil, in an area previously cultivated with pasture (Brachiaria humidicola. Two soil tillage systems were evaluated: conventional tillage (CT in the entire area and strip tillage (ST with a 2-m width, each with different groundcover vegetation management systems. The citrus cultivar utilized was the 'Pera' orange (Citrus sinensis grafted onto a 'Rangpur' lime rootstock. The soil samples were collected at a 0-15-cm depth after five years of experiment development. Samples were collected from under the tree canopy and from the inter-row space after the following treatments: (1 CT and annual cover crop with the leguminous Calopogonium mucunoides; (2 CT and perennial cover crop with the leguminous peanut Arachis pintoi; (3 CT and evergreen cover crop with Bahiagrass Paspalum notatum; (4 CT and cover crop with spontaneous B. humidicola grass vegetation; and (5 ST and maintenance of the remaining grass (pasture of B. humidicola. The soil tillage systems and different groundcover vegetation influenced the C and N mineralization, both under the tree canopy and in the inter-row space. The cultivation of B. humidicola under strip tillage provided higher potential mineralization than the other treatments in the inter-row space. Strip tillage increased the C and N mineralization compared to conventional tillage. The grass cultivation increased the C and N mineralization when compared to the others treatments cultivated in the inter-row space.No presente trabalho, foi avaliada a mineralização do Carbono e Nitrogênio devido ao cultivo intercalar de diferentes coberturas permanentes em pomar de laranjeira. O experimento foi

  4. The Physical Education in the process of permanent construction of the curriculum politics La educación física en el proceso de la construcción permanente de la política curricular A Educação Física no processo de construção permanente da política curricular

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    The study it searched to understand as the Physical Education comes if constituting as component curriculum, in the hierarchy of knowing them, the resume of the initial series of a school of the municipal net of Pelotas/RS, after the process of quarrel and construction of the Political-Pedagogical Project, Study Plan and school Regiment. It is a qualitative research and I concluded that the school, by means of its agents transforms, reorganizes and it modifies the official and also not official politics. The school directs its in accordance with politics its vision of education; the process of dispute in the construction and implementation of curriculum politics in its scope is not fixed and closed, being involved in constant relations of being able.

    El estudio tuvo como objetivo comprender de que manera la Educación Física viene ordenandose como componente curricular, en la jerarquía de los saberes, en el currículum de las series iniciales de una escuela de la red municipal en la ciudad de Pelotas/RS, después del proceso de discussión y construcción del Proyecto Político-Pedagógico, Plan de Estúdios y normas escolares. Es una investigación cualitativa y concluí que la escuela, por medio de sus agentes transforma, reorganizo y modifica la política oficial. La escuela dirige sus políticas de acuerdo su visión de la educación; el proceso del la construcción y de la puesta en práctica de la política no es fijo y cerrado, estando implicado en relaciones constantes de poder.

    O referido estudo buscou compreender como a Educação Física vem se constituindo como componente curricular, na hierarquia dos saberes, no currículo das séries iniciais de uma escola da rede municipal de Pelotas/RS, após o processo de discussão e construção do Projeto Político-Pedagógico, Plano de

  5. Educação permanente com agentes comunitários de saúde: uma proposta de cuidado com crianças asmáticas Continuing education with community health agents: a proposal for care of asthmatic children

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    Maria Wanderleya de Lavor Coriolano

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    Full Text Available O uso de metodologias ativas nos processos de formação dos trabalhadores de saúde é uma diretriz recomendada na Política Nacional de Educação Permanente em Saúde (PNEPS para trabalhadores do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS. Neste estudo, formulou-se uma intervenção educativa para agentes comunitários de saúde (ACS sobre cuidados dirigidos a crianças/famílias com asma. O objetivo é descrever uma ação educativa com agentes comunitários de saúde sobre conhecimentos relacionados à asma, adotando as diretrizes da PNEPS no contexto da atenção primária. Tratase de estudo 'quantiqualitativo', com avaliação préteste e pósteste autopreenchida pelos agentes comunitários de saúde, além de metodologias ativas em três grupos focais vivenciais, que tiveram sua trajetória gravada e transcrita para posterior análise de dados, com uso da técnica análise de conteúdo na modalidade temática proposta por Bardin. Os conhecimentos dos ACS sobre mitos relacionados à asma apontaram acréscimo após a ação educativa. Dos grupos focais emergiram as temáticas: Educação em saúde para prevenção das doenças respiratórias; Significado atribuído à asma; Bombinhas: desmistificando conceitos; Fatores desencadeantes para asma; Adaptando cuidados preventivos; Avaliando os conhecimentos construídos. A utilização de metodologias ativas favoreceu o desenvolvimento de competências por parte dos ACS, despertando motivação na abordagem educativa junto às crianças/famílias com asma.The use of active methods in the health worker training process is a guideline that is recommended under the National Continuing Education in Health Policy (PNEPS for National Health System (SUS employees. In this study, the authors created an educational intervention for community health agents (CHA regarding care aimed at children/families with asthma. The aim is to describe an educational action involving community health workers about asthmarelated

  6. Parliament representation in Latin America. The permanent commissions and the parties in Congress La representación parlamentaria en América latina. Las comisiones permanentes y los partidos en el congreso

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    Luisa BÉJAR

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    delegación de corte muy diverso. En este escrito se revisa el acomodo institucional del sistema de comisiones de la Cámara Baja en: Argentina; Bolivia; Brasil; Colombia; Chile; México; Paraguay; República Dominicana y Uruguay. En este sentido, el estudio examina tanto la importancia concedida a su trabajo, como algunos aspectos de su morfología que afectan la estructura de incentivos que acota el desarrollo del proceso legislativo. Asimismo, se analizan los procedimientos utilizados en cada Congreso para enfrentar los problemas de acción colectiva. Por último, se presentan algunas ideas para la elaboración de una futura taxonomía sobre la relación que guardan en la región los partidos y las comisiones permanentes del Congreso.ABSTRACT: The main argument of this paper is that the heterogeneity of the institutional framework that prevails in Latin America’s electoral field (Carroll y Shugart, 2005, also reproduces itself in the parliamentary one. This is proved by the morphologic profile of each Congress’ commission system and the place that the law assigns to the system. While some legislative frameworks clearly intend to delegate to parties the decisions entrusted to this bodies; in other cases, this takes place in a less important way. In the cases formally related with a party logic, on the other hand, diverse delegation schemes are encouraged. In this article we analyze the institutional framework of the commission systems of the low chamber in: Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; Chile; Mexico; Paraguay; Dominican Republic and Uruguay. In this sense, this work examines the importance given to their job and some aspects of its morphology that affect the structure of incentives that narrows the development of the legislative process. We also analyze the procedures used by each Congress to solve its problems of collective action. Lastly, some ideas for the elaboration of a future taxonomy on the relationship between parties and permanent commissions in

  7. Site Support Program Plan for ICF Kaiser Hanford Company

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    Benedetti, R.L.

    1994-10-01

    This document describes the Hanford Reservation site support program plan for each support division, in terms of safety, environmental concerns, costs, and reliability. Support services include the following: Piped Utilities; Electrical utilities; transportation; Energy management; General Administration Support Buildings; electrical safety upgrades. Contained in this Volume II is information covering the following: Operations and maintenance Utilities; Piped Utilities; Water systems Administration and Sampling; electrical utilities

  8. The basics of repeats in Kaiser Aminpur’s poems

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    2016-09-01

    Sometimes the repetition of words, phonemes, etc with the aim of affecting them musically will stimulate audience's emotion and in some other situation the musical capacity of words, phonemes cause the establishment of repetition.  Furthermore, the aesthetic pleasure which is produced from musical repetition along with emotion and feeling in Aminpour poem's as a stylistic feature can be reviewed and analyzed.

  9. Site Support Program Plan for ICF Kaiser Hanford Company

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    Benedetti, R.L.

    1994-10-01

    This document describes the Hanford Reservation site support program plan for each support division, in terms of safety, environmental concerns, costs, and reliability. Support services include the following: Piped Utilities; Electrical utilities; transportation; Energy management; General Administration Support Buildings; electrical safety upgrades. This Volume III discusses Operations and Maintenance Transportation and the Transportation Department including fleet maintenance, railroad operations and track maintenance, bus operations, solid waste disposal, special delivery services, and road maintenance

  10. Kaiser Franz Joseph I und die Serben 1848–1908

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    Wolfgang Rohrbach

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available A century from death of Emperor Franz Joseph I (+21.11.1916 triggered a great number of publications about life and almost seven decades long reign of a popular monarch. As the political struggle between Russia, Prussia, Italy and Ottoman Empire are depicted with moderation, Serbia is described unidimensional, with an emphasis on the last decade of Emperors rule. In order to remedy this shortcoming, this contribution is focusing on a period between 1848 and 1908. Today we know much more about relations between Franz Joseph and King Milan Obrenović, as well as with dignitaries of Serbian Orthodox Church, and military, academic and artistic elite. It is, therefore, possible to refute entrenched notions about constant enmity and hostility between Austria and Serbia. In this work, an emphasis is put on cooperation between Austria and Serbia from 1848, when Serbs at Emperors request held a number of important political and military positions, whereas Serbian artists took part in the reconstruction of Imperial Vienna. The university of Vienna hosted the oldest institute for slavistic (1849, becoming, therefore, a crossroad of the cultural and social development of the Balkans.

  11. Parents, Children & Media: A Kaiser Family Foundation Survey

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    Rideout, Victoria

    2007-01-01

    Over the past few years, media use among children and teens has become more prevalent than ever. With the launch of the iPod, the explosion in instant messaging, the birth of mobile video and YouTube, and the advent of social networking sites like MySpace, young people are rarely out of contact, or out of reach of the media. Meanwhile,…

  12. Estudo randomizado de correção cirúrgica de fibrilação atrial permanente: resultados parciais Randomized study of surgical correction of permanent atrial fibrillation: preliminary results

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    Álvaro Albrecht

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os resultados de dois modos de tratar a fibrilação atrial (FA: com cirurgia do Labirinto e com Isolamento de Veias Pulmonares (IVP, comparando com grupo controle, para estabelecer o melhor tratamento aos portadores desta arritmia. MÉTODO:Todos os pacientes tinham indicação cirúrgica por outra lesão cardíaca, concomitantemente tratada. Foram randomizados 51 pacientes no período de julho de 1999 a setembro de 2003. Em nenhum paciente foi utilizada crioablação. Analisamos inicialmente as seguintes variáveis: tempo de circulação extracorpórea (CEC, pinçamento aórtico (ISQ, taxa de reversão a ritmo sinusal na alta hospitalar, e complicações do trans e pós-operatório imediato. RESULTADOS: Houve dois óbitos intra-hospitalares, um no grupo Labirinto e um no grupo IVP. O grupo Labirinto apresentou o maior tempo de CEC (pOBJECTIVE: To analyze the results of techniques in the treatment of atrial fibrillation: the Maze procedure and Isolation of Pulmonary Veins were compared together with Control group, to establish the best treatment for this arrhythmia. METHOD: All patients were referred for surgery due for other cardiac lesions, which were treated concurrently. From July 1999 to September 2003, fifty-one patients where randomly allocated to the different groups. No cryoablation or other source of energy was used. The following variables were initially analyzed: total bypass time, aortic clamping time, sinus rhythm at discharge, and trans-operative and immediate post-operative complications. RESULTS: There were two intra-hospitalar deaths, one in the Maze group and one in the Isolation of Pulmonary Veins group. The Maze group had the longest bypass time (p<0,001. The duration of follow-up of 28.4 ±14 months was similar between the groups. The Isolation of Pulmonary Veins achieved the best results concerning reversion to sinus rhythm with 84.2% at hospital discharge and 88.9% after follow-up. In the Maze group, 78.5% of sinus rhythm was seen detected at discharge and 84.6% at the end of follow-up. In the Control group 87.5% of the patients have atrial fibrillation at discharge and after follow-up atrial fibrillation remained at 56.3% of the patients. There was no difference in the NYHA class between the groups after follow-up (p=0.56 and Control group patients had more complications (p=0.017. CONCLUSION: These results show that both techniques, the Maze and Isolation of Pulmonary Veins, have advantages over simple correction of cardiac lesions when associated to atrial fibrillation.

  13. Utilização do Sig na Delimitação das Áreas de Preservação Permanente (APP’s) na Bacia do Rio Sagrado (Morretes/PR) / Use of Gis in the Delimitation of Mandatory Preservation Areas in the Hydrographic Basin of Sagrado River (Morretes/PR)

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    Alexei Nowatzki; Leonardo José Cordeiro Santos; Eduardo Vedor de Paula

    2010-01-01

    O presente trabalho se enquadra no Programa CAD (Contaminantes, Assoreamento e Dragagem) no Estuário de Paranaguá/PR, tendo por objetivo a utilização do SIG (Sistema de Informações Geográficas) para a delimitação das Áreas de Preservação Permanente (APP's), na bacia hidrográfica do Rio Sagrado (Morretes/PR). Como etapa preliminar efetuou-se o estudo da legislação brasileira vigente (Código Florestal e resoluções CONAMA) no que se refere à delimitação das APP's. Em seguida, por meio do softwar...

  14. Inclusión educativa de alumnos con discapacidades graves y permanentes : análisis de un modelo : la Comunidad Valenciana (España = Educational inclusion of students with severe and permanent disabilities : analysis of a model : the Region of Valencia

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    Manuel López-Torrijo

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la inclusión educativa del alumnado con discapacidades graves y permanentes en la Comunidad Valenciana (España a través de los siguientes indicadores: concepción de las discapacidades graves y permanentes; responsabilidad de la escolarización y prestación de servicios; marco normativo; identificación, valoración y atención temprana; incidencia en la población; modelos y modalidades de escolarización; propuesta curricular; Centros y Unidades Específicos de Educación Especial; recursos personales y materiales; papel de las familias y financiación. Utiliza el método descriptivo en la revisión legislativa, documental, y bibliográfica, así como en el análisis de las fuentes estadísticas. Concluye señalando las mejoras inmediatas aplicables para una inclusión educativa real y de calidad.This article analyzes the educational inclusion of students with severe and permanent disabilities in the Region of Valencia with the following indicators: design of severe and permanent disabilities, regulatory framework, responsibility for providing schooling and services, identification and assessment of deficits, prevalence, proposed curriculum (model and modalities of care, special schools, human and material resources, role of families and funding. It utilizes the descriptive method in the legislative, documental and bibliographic revision, as well as in the analysis of statistical sources. The analysis concludes by pointing out the challenges that must guide future improvements to achieve a true educational equality.

  15. Consider outsourcing IT projects when cutting-edge technology, specialized focus are needed.

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    1999-05-01

    Looking outside to meet information technology needs proves a smart way to avert extra staffing costs. Kaiser Permanente saves thousands each year by contracting out cutting-edge IT projects instead of hiring more full-time staff it doesn't need. Learn how the organization incorporates outsourcing and other temporary work methods into its IT staffing strategy.

  16. Pathways: improving outcomes, not just 'cookbook medicine'.

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    1997-04-01

    A Kaiser Permanente medical director cites four benefits to be derived from using clinical guidelines: better outcomes, faster patient recovery, reduced costs, and increased physician accountability. And, he notes, physicians are free to deviate from the guidelines--so long as they can justify their actions.

  17. Joint Venture Arrangement for RN to BSN: A Model of Synergy between Academia and Service.

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    Bargagliotti, L. Antoinette; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Joint venture among educational and practice institutions is well on its way toward becoming the norm in nursing education and practice. Kaiser Permanente and the University of San Francisco School of Nursing offer a venture that allows registered nurses to pursue a bachelor of science in nursing degree. (JOW)

  18. Treatment changes in patients with psoriasis on etanercept or adalimumab

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    Lee, Erica B; Amin, Mina; Egeberg, Alexander

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    PURPOSE: To determine the frequency of and reasons for treatment changes in patients with psoriasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 140 patients with psoriasis treated with adalimumab or etanercept seen at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center between September 20, ...

  19. Review of HIV Pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and example of HIV PrEP Toolkit

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    at Initiation of Sexual Activity Correct & Consistent Condom Use Prevention of mother-to- child transmission July 16, 2012: FDA approves...Okulicz JF, Medicine 2016 PrEP Utilization in a Managed Care System (Kaiser Permanente) 1200 ~ 1045 1000 . 800 600 . 400 200 0 835 657 0

  20. Postcataract endophthalmitis prophylaxis using irrigation, incision hydration, and eye pressurization with vancomycin

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    Full Text Available Lee P Schelonka,1 Margaret A SaBell2 1Department of Opthalmology, Kaiser Permanente Lone Tree Medical Offices, Lone Tree, 2Department of Infection Control, Kaiser Permanente Lone Tree Medical Offices, Lone Tree, Denver, CO, USA Purpose: This study aimed to determine whether switching from balanced salt solution (BSS to vancomycin 20 g/mL BSS for incision hydration and eye pressurization reduces the rate of postcataract endophthalmitis.Methods: This was a patient safety/quality improvement project, including all patients undergoing cataract surgery at the Kaiser Permanente Colorado Ophthalmology Department from January 2002 to December 2014. Throughout the study, patients received vancomycin 20 µg/mL in the irrigating solution. During the baseline period from 2002 to 2005, surgeons pressurized eyes and hydrated incisions with plain BSS. During the intervention period from 2006 through 2014, surgeons switched from BSS to the vancomycin/BSS irrigating solution for eye pressurization and incision hydration.Results: A total of 57,263 cataract operations were performed by 24 surgeons at seven surgical centers: 12,400 in the baseline period and 44,863 in the intervention period. The rate of postcataract endophthalmitis declined significantly from 5/12,400 (rate: 0.4/1,000 in the baseline period to 1/44,863 (rate: 0.022/1,000 during the intervention period (odds ratio [OR]: 18.1, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 2.11–154.9; χ2=13.5, P=0.00024. Accounting for an estimated 2.05-fold risk reduction due to confounding variables, the risk reduction attributed to the intervention remained significant: (adjusted OR: 8.78, 95% CI: 1.73–44.5; χ2=10.06, P=0.0015. Since 2009, we have not experienced any cases of postcataract endophthalmitis after 32,753 operations.Conclusion: We experienced a significant reduction in postcataract endophthalmitis when we switched from BSS to the vancomycin/BSS irrigating solution for incision hydration and eye pressurization

  1. Identificação de conflito de uso da terra em áreas de preservação permanente no entorno do parque nacional do Caparaó, Estado de Minas Gerais Identification of land use conflicts in permanent preservation áreas in the surroundings of the Caparaó national park, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

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    Fernando Soares de Oliveira

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivos elaborar um mapa de uso da terra com base nas imagens do satélite IKONOS II, delimitar de maneira automática as áreas de preservação permanente e identificar a ocorrência de conflitos de usos, tendo como referência legal o Código florestal e a Resolução n.º 303 do CONAMA. A pesquisa foi desenvolvida na entorno do Parque Nacional do Caparaó, pertencente aos municípios de Alto Jequitibá, Alto Caparaó, Caparaó e Espera Feliz, todos situados no estado de Minas Gerais. Utilizando os recursos disponíveis no geoprocessamento, foi possível mapear 8 classes de uso da terra e delimitar as áreas de preservação permanente situadas em áreas com altitudes superior a 1.800 metros (8,42 ha, no terço superior dos morros (18,67 ha; encostas com declividade superior a 45 graus (92,96 ha; nascentes e suas respectivas áreas de contribuição (1.989,44 ha; margens dos cursos d´água com largura inferior a 10 metros (3.957,19 ha; e no terço superior das sub-bacias (6.031,54 ha, perfazendo um total de 12.098,22 ha (48,06% da área total da bacia. A área de uso indevido correspondeu a 8.922,91 ha (73,75%, sendo as classes cafezal (5.183,43 ha e pastagem (3.650,74 ha as principais ocorrências nessas áreas. Apenas 2.160,69 ha (18,40% das áreas de preservação permanente estão protegidas por vegetação nativa.The objective of this work was to prepare a map of land use based on the IKONOS II sattelite images, to automatically determine the permanent preservation areas and to identify the occurrence of use conflicts, using as legal reference the Forest Code and the nº 303 Resolution of the CONAMA. The research was developed around the Caparaó National Park, in lands of the municipalities of Alto Jequitibá, Alto Caparaó, Caparaó and Espera Feliz, all of them located in the State of Minas Gerais. Using the resources available in the geographic processing, it was possible to map 8 classes of land use and to

  2. Seasonal maturation of Glypthelmins vitellinophilum (Trematoda: Digenea in Lysapsus limellus (Anura: Pseudidae from an Argentinian subtropical permanent pond Maturação sazonal de Glypthelmins vitellinophilum (Trematoda: Digenea em Lysapsus limellus (Anura: Pseudidae em uma lagoa permanente subtropical da Argentina

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    M. I. Hamann

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    Full Text Available From December 1995 to November 2000, the seasonal maturation of Glypthelmins vitellinophilum Dobbin, 1958, in its definitive host, the frog Lysapsus limellus Cope, 1862, was studied in a subtropical permanent pond in northeastern Argentina. The objectives of this study were: 1 to determine the infrapopulation dynamics of the parasite, analyzing the seasonal maturation cycle throughout the years; and 2 to examine the relationship between the intensity of trematode infection in different developmental stages (recruitment, growth and maturation and the host's body length. Of a total of 1,400 frogs examined over 60 months (5 years, 38% were found to be infected with G. vitellinophilum, and the intensity of infection was 1-15 trematodes per frog. Specimens of G. vitellinophilum were present in L. limellus throughout the years, but did not show a pronounced seasonal maturation cycle. Possible reasons for these findings are discussed with reference to climatic fluctuations and biotic factors. The infective period of the parasite (stage I occurred in summer, autumn and spring, coinciding with the time each frog cohort appeared. These infections were found principally in small body sizes (classes 1 and 2 of L. limellus. Juvenile and nongravid specimens of worms (stage II and III were found in frogs of different body sizes throughout the period of investigation. Gravid specimens of the parasite (stage IV were generally recorded in autumn, winter and spring, mainly in the bodies of larger frogs. The body length of Trematodes in stages I and IV was significantly and positively correlated with that of the frogs.De dezembro de 1995 a novembro de 2000, a maturação sazonal de Glypthelmins vitellinophilum Dobbin, 1958, em seu hospedeiro definitivo, a rã Lysapsus limellus Cope, 1862, foi estudada em uma lagoa permanente subtropical no nordeste da Argentina. Os objetivos deste estudo foram: 1 determinar a dinâmica de infrapopulação do parasita, analisando o

  3. Avaliação continuada da educação permanente na atenção à criança na estratégia saúde da família Continuous evaluation of permanent education concerning child care as part of the family health strategy

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    Katia Virginia de Oliveira Feliciano

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta a avaliação continuada do trabalho realizado e os resultados que podem ser atribuídos à educação permanente na atenção à criança, desenvolvida junto às equipes de saúde da família, com gerência compartilhada pelo Programa de Extensão Comunitária do Instituto Materno Infantil Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP, e Secretarias Municipais de Saúde do Recife e Olinda, em Pernambuco, Brasil. Com apoio de consultores externos, o grupo executor realizou reflexão crítica sistemática, orientada pelas categorias desempenho, efeitos e efetividade, visando aprimorar o trabalho em seu decorrer. As fontes de informação foram os registros diários do grupo e das equipes e as percepções sobre o trabalho. Apesar da dificuldade de transformar em rotina as mudanças alcançadas, a educação permanente tem qualificado a atenção à criança. A satisfação das equipes reforça o sentimento de sua fecundidade e operacionalidade.This article presents a continuous evaluation of work involving permanent education regarding childcare and the results that can be attributed to it, as carried out by family health teams managed jointly by the Community Outreach Program of the Instituto Materno Infantil Prof. Fernando Figueira, IMIP and the Municipal Departments of Health of the city Recife and the city of Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil. With the support of external consultants, the group carried out systematic critical reflection, organized around the categories of performance, effects and effectiveness, with a view to enhancing the work under way. The sources of information used were the daily registers of the group and the teams and their views regarding the work. Despite the difficulty of transforming the changes brought about into routines, continuous education seems to have improved the quality of childcare. The satisfaction the teams feel corroborates this feeling that this work is both feasible and productive.

  4. Educação permanente em saúde e as Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais para Educação das relações étnico-raciais e para ensino de História e Cultura Afro-Brasileira e Africana

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    Rosana Batista Monteiro

    Full Text Available Resumo Este texto é um ensaio sobre algumas contribuições que o curso de especialização em Saúde da Mulher Negra pode ter produzido para a abordagem dos conteúdos relacionados nas Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais para a Educação das Relações Étnico-raciais e para o Ensino de História e Cultura Afro-brasileira e Africana, bem como em atenção à Política Nacional de Saúde Integral da População Negra, com destaque para a educação permanente. A partir de breve contextualização sobre o debate no campo das relações raciais e ações afirmativas no Brasil passamos a apresentar a organização e funcionamento do curso, destacando seus objetivos, conteúdos, estratégias. Com foco nos profissionais da saúde, o curso contou com significativa presença de profissionais da educação básica pública, municipal e estadual, das cidades de São Luís e Pinheiro, no Maranhão, implicando a discussão do tema saúde da população negra (especialmente da mulher negra no âmbito da escola. O curso propiciou a elaboração de projetos de pesquisa relacionados diretamente com o atendimento à saúde de mulheres negras e sua relação com processos formativos de profissionais da área da saúde, bem como educação escolar e saúde de mulheres negras. Pode-se concluir, ainda que provisoriamente, que o curso, na perspectiva da educação permanente, resultou em estratégia eficaz para o desenvolvimento de conteúdos relacionados às DCNERER e, especialmente, de viabilização de implementação da Política Nacional de Saúde Integral da População Negra, realizadas ou desencadeadas nos serviços de saúde pelos cursistas.

  5. Custo-efetividade da escovação dental supervisionada convencional e modificada na prevenção da cárie em molares permanentes de crianças de 5 anos de idade Cost-effectiveness of conventional and modified supervised toothbrushing in preventing caries in permanent molars among 5-year-old children

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    Paulo Frazão

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available O custo-efetividade de um programa modificado de escovação dental supervisionada foi comparado ao programa convencional. Participaram 284 crianças de 5 anos com, pelo menos, um molar permanente com a superfície oclusal irrompida/hígida. Nas unidades de controle, o programa convencional composto de atividade educativa com distribuição de escova e creme dental fluorado foi desenvolvido quatro vezes por ano. Nas unidades de teste, as crianças receberam também escovação profissional nas superfícies oclusais desses dentes, realizada por auxiliar de saúde bucal, empregando-se a técnica de escovação vestíbulo-lingual cinco vezes por ano. Cárie de esmalte/dentina foi registrada nas superfícies vestibular, oclusal e lingual dos molares permanentes durante 18 meses. A razão da densidade de incidência (RDI foi estimada usando o modelo de regressão de Poisson, sendo 50% menor entre os meninos no grupo de teste (p = 0,016. O programa modificado custou R$ 3,04 por criança. A razão de custo-efetividade marginal foi de R$ 10,71 por lesão evitada entre os meninos. O programa modificado foi custo-efetivo nos meninos.The cost-effectiveness of a modified supervised toothbrushing program was compared to a conventional program. A total of 284 five-year-old children presenting at least one permanent molar with emerged/sound occlusal surface participated. In the control group, oral health education and dental plaque dying followed by toothbrushing with fluoride dentifrice was carried outfour times per year. With the test group, children also underwent professional cross-brushing on surfaces of first permanent molar rendered by a dental assistant five times per year. Enamel/dentin caries were recorded on buccal, occlusal and lingual surfaces of permanent molars for a period of18 months. The incidence density (ID ratio was estimated using Poisson's regression model. The ID was 50% lower among boys in the test group (p = 0.016. The cost of the

  6. Perda precoce de molares permanentes e fatores associados em escolares de 9, 12 e 15 anos da rede pública municipal de Campina Grande, Estado da Paraíba, Brasil - doi: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v33i1.8373 Early loss of permanent molars and associated factors in schoolchildren aged 9, 12 and 15 years attending public schools in Campina Grande, Paraíba State, Brazil - doi: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v33i1.8373

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    Sérgio D’Avila Lins Bezerra Cavalcanti

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo avaliou a perda precoce de molares permanentes em escolares da rede pública de Campina Grande, Estado da Paraíba, com idades de nove, 12 e 15 anos. A amostra compreendeu 873 escolares, aleatoriamente selecionados. O instrumento de coleta consistiu de um questionário e de uma ficha clínica. As variáveis do estudo compreenderam os aspectos relativos à perda dentária (tipo de elemento dental, localização na arcada dentária e a região do arco, à prevenção e à autopercepção em saúde bucal. A análise estatística compreendeu a distribuição de frequências e os testes do Qui-quadrado e Exato de Fisher. Os resultados revelaram a prevalência de 17,2% de perda dentária, sem diferenças entre os sexos, frequência de escovação e palestra educativa (p > 0,05. Os elementos dentários 36 (42,5% e 46 (33,9% foram os mais frequentemente perdidos. Observou-se a associação positiva entre perda dentária e as variáveis idade, visita ao cirurgião-dentista (OR = 2,19; IC95%: 1,35-3,59, satisfação com o sorriso (OR = 0,40; IC95%: 0,24-0,65 e a dificuldade na mastigação (OR = 2,16; IC95%: 1,48-3,16. Conclui-se que a prevalência da perda precoce de molares permanentes foi elevada, sendo necessária a imediata adoção de ações curativas a fim de reduzir a perda precoce desses elementos dentários.This study evaluate the early loss of permanent molars in schoolchildren aged 9, 12 and 15 years attending public schools in the city of Campina Grande, Paraíba State, Brazil. The sample was composed of 873 randomly selected schoolchildren. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire and a clinical chart. The following variables were analyzed: tooth loss (tooth type, localization in the dental arch and region of the arch, prevention and self-perception of oral health. The statistical analysis was done by frequency distribution and the chi-square and fisher’s exact tests were used. The results showed a prevalence of

  7. Outcomes in Treatment for Intradural Spinal Cord Ependymomas

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    Volpp, P. Brian; Han, Khanh; Kagan, A. Robert; Tome, Michael

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: Spinal cord ependymomas are rare tumors, accounting for <2% of all primary central nervous system tumors. This study assessed the treatment outcomes for patients diagnosed with spinal cord ependymomas within the Southern California Kaiser Permanente system. Methods and Materials: We studied 23 patients treated with surgery with or without external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). The local and distant control rates and overall survival rates were determined. Results: The overall local control, overall recurrence, and 9-year overall survival rate was 96%, 17.4%, and 63.9%, respectively. Conclusions: The results of our study indicate that en bloc gross total resection should be the initial treatment, with radiotherapy reserved primarily for postoperative cases with unfavorable characteristics such as residual tumor, anaplastic histologic features, or piecemeal resection. Excellent local control and overall survival rates can be achieved using modern microsurgical techniques, with or without local radiotherapy

  8. Study on antioxidant activity of Echinacea purpurea L. extracts and ...

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    Oct 5, 2009 ... capacity changes and phenolic profile of Echinacea purpurea, nettle. (Urtica dioica L.), and dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) after application of polyamine and phenolic biosynthesis regulators. J. Agric. Food Chem. 55: 5689-5696. Kaiser MG, Cheeseman JH, Kaiser P, Lamont SJ (2006). Cytokine.

  9. Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the Agency regarding Guidelines for the Export of Nuclear Material, Equipment and Technology; Comunicacion recibida de la Mision Permanente de Dinamarca ante el Organismo relativa a las directrices para la exportacion de materiales, equipos y tecnologia nucleares

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    The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency has received Notes Verbales, dated 1 December 2005, from the Resident Representatives to the Agency of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America, relating to the export of nuclear material, equipment and technology [Spanish] El Director General ha recibido una nota verbal de la Mision Permanente de Dinamarca, de fecha 1 de diciembre de 2005, en la que se facilita informacion sobre las politicas y practicas del Gobierno de Dinamarca con respecto a la exportacion de materiales, equipos y tecnologia nucleares. Atendiendo a los deseos expresados al final de la nota verbal, se adjunta al presente documento el texto de dicha nota. El apendice a que se hace referencia en la nota verbal se publico previamente como INFCIRC/254/Rev.7/pt.1.

  10. Qualificação de processos de gestão e atenção no município de Caaporã, PB: relatos de tutoria de educação permanente em saúde

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se relatar a formação em Educação Permanente em Saúde (EPS de Equipes de Saúde da Família (ESF do município de Caaporã - PB. Os problemas identificados dizem respeito a dificuldades de acesso dos usuários, fragilidade do vínculo com a comunidade e ausência de ações educativas e preventivas. As intervenções propostas envolvem a reorientação das estratégias de acesso, integração entre a ESF e comunidade e a redistribuição das tarefas entre os membros da ESF. Os resultados revelam a eliminação da fila de espera para o atendimento, o fortalecimento do vínculo com a comunidade e a introdução de ações preventivas na ESF. A EPS em Caaporã contribuiu para modificar as práticas de gestão e atenção em saúde.

  11. Obesity during childhood and adolescence increases susceptibility to multiple sclerosis after accounting for established genetic and environmental risk factors.

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    Gianfrancesco, Milena A; Acuna, Brigid; Shen, Ling; Briggs, Farren B S; Quach, Hong; Bellesis, Kalliope H; Bernstein, Allan; Hedstrom, Anna K; Kockum, Ingrid; Alfredsson, Lars; Olsson, Tomas; Schaefer, Catherine; Barcellos, Lisa F

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    To investigate the association between obesity and multiple sclerosis (MS) while accounting for established genetic and environmental risk factors. Participants included members of Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Plan, Northern California Region (KPNC) (1235 MS cases and 697 controls). Logistic regression models were used to estimate odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI). Body mass index (BMI) or body size was the primary predictor of each model. Both incident and prevalent MS cases were studied. In analyses stratified by gender, being overweight at ages 10 and 20 were associated with MS in females (pchildhood and adolescence obesity confer increased risk of MS in females beyond established heritable and environmental risk factors. Strong evidence for a dose-effect of BMI in 20s and MS was observed. The magnitude of BMI association with MS is as large as other known MS risk factors. Copyright © 2014 Asian Oceanian Association for the Study of Obesity. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. The mediating sex-specific effect of psychological distress on the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and current smoking among adults.

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    Strine, Tara W; Edwards, Valerie J; Dube, Shanta R; Wagenfeld, Morton; Dhingra, Satvinder; Prehn, Angela Witt; Rasmussen, Sandra; McKnight-Eily, Lela; Croft, Janet B

    2012-07-13

    Research suggests that ACEs have a long-term impact on the behavioral, emotional, and cognitive development of children. These disruptions can lead to adoption of unhealthy coping behaviors throughout the lifespan. The present study sought to examine psychological distress as a potential mediator of sex-specific associations between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and adult smoking. Data from 7,210 Kaiser-Permanente members in San Diego California collected between April and October 1997 were used. Among women, psychological distress mediated a significant portion of the association between ACEs and smoking (21% for emotional abuse, 16% for physical abuse, 15% for physical neglect, 10% for parental separation or divorce). Among men, the associations between ACEs and smoking were not significant. These findings suggest that for women, current smoking cessation strategies may benefit from understanding the potential role of childhood trauma.

  13. Sustaining engagement and partnership: model of enhancing cultural capital among nonaffiliated IRB members.

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    Hung, Yvonne; Ayala, Armida; Morales, Francisco; Frierman-Hunt, Gina; Moreno, Alva; Nwachuku, Ijeoma

    2013-07-01

    Although federal regulations require the presence of at least one nonaffiliated member on the roster of an institutional review board (IRB), little research exists about how to foster their participation and satisfaction. Guided by principles of justice and diversity, the Kaiser Permanente Southern California IRB adapted the sociological concept of "cultural capital" to develop training and support with its nonaffiliated IRB members. Using in-depth qualitative interviews with four past and current nonaffiliated IRB members, we describe how our initial and ongoing activities enhanced their ability to analyze, communicate, and complete the ethical review of research. This case study is situated in the gaps of existing research about nonaffiliated IRB members by providing insights into how to sustain their engagement while protecting the rights of research volunteers, particularly from vulnerable communities.

  14. The mediating sex-specific effect of psychological distress on the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and current smoking among adults

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    Strine Tara W

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Research suggests that ACEs have a long-term impact on the behavioral, emotional, and cognitive development of children. These disruptions can lead to adoption of unhealthy coping behaviors throughout the lifespan. The present study sought to examine psychological distress as a potential mediator of sex-specific associations between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs and adult smoking. Method Data from 7,210 Kaiser-Permanente members in San Diego California collected between April and October 1997 were used. Results Among women, psychological distress mediated a significant portion of the association between ACEs and smoking (21% for emotional abuse, 16% for physical abuse, 15% for physical neglect, 10% for parental separation or divorce. Among men, the associations between ACEs and smoking were not significant. Conclusions These findings suggest that for women, current smoking cessation strategies may benefit from understanding the potential role of childhood trauma.

  15. Does the diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer trigger referral to genetic counseling?

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    Powell, C Bethan; Littell, Ramey; Hoodfar, Elizabeth; Sinclair, Fiona; Pressman, Alice

    2013-03-01

    Kaiser Permanente Northern California is a large integrated health care delivery system in the United States that has guidelines for referring women with newly diagnosed BRCA1-and BRCA2-associated cancers for genetic counseling. This study assesses adherence to genetic counseling referral guidelines within this health system. Chart review was performed to identify patients with cancer who met the following pathology-based Kaiser Permanente Northern California guidelines for referral for genetic counseling: invasive breast cancer, younger than age 40; nonmucinous epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer, younger than age 60; women with synchronous or metachronous primary cancers of the breast and ovaries; and male breast cancer. We assessed compliance with referral guidelines. An electronic notice was sent to the managing physician of patients with newly diagnosed cancer to assess the feasibility of this intervention. A total of 340 patients were identified with breast cancer at younger than age 40 or with ovarian, peritoneal, or tubal cancer between January and June, 2008. Upon chart review, 105 of these patients met pathology-based criteria for referral to genetic counseling, of whom 47 (45%) were referred within the 2-year study period. Of the 67 subjects with breast cancer, 40 subjects (60%) were referred. In contrast, only 7 (21%) of 33 patients with ovarian cancer were referred (P < 0.001). A pilot study was performed to test the feasibility of notifying managing oncologists with an electronic letter alerting them of eligibility for genetic referral of patients with new diagnosis (n = 21). In the 3 to 6 months after this notification, 12 of these 21 patients were referred for counseling including 5 of 7 patients with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. There is a missed opportunity for referring patients to genetic counseling, especially among patients with ovarian cancer. A pilot study suggests that alerting treating physicians is a feasible

  16. An exploration study to find important factors in market entrance: A case study of truck industry

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an empirical investigation to find important factors influencing market penetration in truck industry. The proposed study designs a questionnaire in Likert scale consists of 51 questions, distributes it among 300 people who worked for different truck industry related units and collects 262 filled ones. Cronbach alpha is calculated as 0.89. In addition, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy and Approx. Chi-Square are 0.845 and 3067.443, respectively. The study has implemented principal component analysis and the results have indicated that there were eight factors influencing entering truck making industry including adaptation strategies, new ideas, cost competitiveness, product capabilities, market characteristics, competition threats from external market environment and export accelerators.

  17. Feasibility Study of Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste in St. Bernard, Louisiana. A Study Prepared in Partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency for the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites

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    Moriarty, K.

    2013-01-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the RE-Powering America's Land initiative to re-use contaminated sites for renewable energy generation when aligned with the community's vision for the site. The former Kaiser Aluminum Landfill in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, was selected for a feasibility study under the program. Preliminary work focused on selecting a biomass feedstock. Discussions with area experts, universities, and the project team identified food wastes as the feedstock and anaerobic digestion (AD) as the technology.

  18. One-Year Outcomes of an Integrated Multiple Sclerosis Disease Management Program.

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    Groeneweg, Marti; Forrester, Sara H; Arnold, Beth; Palazzo, Lorella; Zhu, Weiwei; Yoon, Paul; Scearce, Tim

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    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with high total health care cost, the majority of which is attributable to medications. Patients with MS are less likely to experience relapses, emergency department (ED) visits, and hospitalizations when they are adherent to disease-modifying treatments. Disease management programs are hypothesized to improve medication adherence thereby improving clinical and economic outcomes. To evaluate the clinical and economic effects of a specialty pharmacy and chronic disease management program for patients with MS from a health plan perspective. This study was a retrospective analysis using prescription drug claims, medical claims, and electronic medical record information (2013-2015) 1 year before and after enrollment in the disease management program for members with 24 months of continuous health plan coverage. Medication adherence was calculated using proportion of days covered (PDC). Relapse rate was defined as an MS outpatient visit associated with a corticosteroid dispense within 7 days of the visit or an MS hospitalization. Disease progression was assessed using the Modified Expanded Disability Status Scale (mEDSS). Resource use included outpatient visits, ED visits, and hospitalizations. Cost information was collected as health plan-paid amount and was reported in 2013 U.S. dollars. The analysis included 377 patients (mean age 55 years, 76.4% female). After enrollment in the program, 78.7% of the study group had a PDC of ≥ 0.80 compared with 70.0% before enrollment (P management for patients with MS can increase the proportion of patients adherent to medication. The increase in health plan spend on MS medications is not offset by savings in health care resource utilization. This study was funded by Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and Kaiser Permanente Washington Pharmacy Administration. The authors have no disclosures to report.

  19. Project W-320 Tank 106-C waste retrieval study analysis session report

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    Bailey, J.W.

    1998-01-01

    This supporting document has been prepared to make the Kaiser Engineers Hanford Company Project W-320 Tank 106-C Waste Retrieval Study Analysis Session Report readily retrievable. This facilitated session was requested by Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) to review the characterization data and select the best alternatives for a double-shell receiver tank and for a sluicing medium for Tank 106-C waste retrieval. The team was composed of WHC and Kaiser Engineers Hanford Company (KEH) personnel knowledgeable about tank farm operations, tank 106-C requirements, tank waste characterization and analysis, and chemical processing. This team was assembled to perform a structured decision analysis evaluation and recommend the best alternative-destination double-shell tank between tanks 101-AY and 102-AY, and the best alternative sluicing medium among dilute complexant (DC), dilute noncomplexant (DNC), and water. The session was facilitated by Richard Harrington and Steve Bork of KEH and was conducted at the Bookwalter Winery in Richland from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from July 27 through July 29, 1993. Attachment 1 (Scope Statement Sheet) identifies the team members, scope, objectives, and deliverables for the session

  20. Comissões e partidos políticos na Câmara dos Deputados: um estudo sobre os padrões partidários de recrutamento para as comissões permanentes

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    2005-01-01

    The objective of this article is to verify the existence of party recruitment patterns for members of the Standing Committees in the Brazilian House of Representatives during the legislature from 1995 to 1999. The hypothesis is that the standing committees system leads parties to recruit Representatives who can maximize their objectives in the committees. The study's methodology involved the construction of indicators related to the Representatives' partisan political careers. The study's mai...

  1. The effect of patient satisfaction with pharmacist consultation on medication adherence: an instrumental variable approach

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available There are limited studies on quantifying the impact of patient satisfaction with pharmacist consultation on patient medication adherence. Objectives: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of patient satisfaction with pharmacist consultation services on medication adherence in a large managed care organization. Methods: We analyzed data from a patient satisfaction survey of 6,916 patients who had used pharmacist consultation services in Kaiser Permanente Southern California from 1993 to 1996. We compared treating patient satisfaction as exogenous, in a single-equation probit model, with a bivariate probit model where patient satisfaction was treated as endogenous. Different sets of instrumental variables were employed, including measures of patients' emotional well-being and patients' propensity to fill their prescriptions at a non-Kaiser Permanente (KP pharmacy. The Smith-Blundell test was used to test whether patient satisfaction was endogenous. Over-identification tests were used to test the validity of the instrumental variables. The Staiger-Stock weak instrument test was used to evaluate the explanatory power of the instrumental variables. Results: All tests indicated that the instrumental variables method was valid and the instrumental variables used have significant explanatory power. The single equation probit model indicated that the effect of patient satisfaction with pharmacist consultation was significant (p<0.010. However, the bivariate probit models revealed that the marginal effect of pharmacist consultation on medication adherence was significantly greater than the single equation probit. The effect increased from 7% to 30% (p<0.010 after controlling for endogeneity bias. Conclusion: After appropriate adjustment for endogeneity bias, patients satisfied with their pharmacy services are substantially more likely to adhere to their medication. The results have important policy implications given the increasing focus

  2. Melanoma in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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    Famenini, Shannon; Martires, Kathryn J; Zhou, Hui; Xavier, Marin F; Wu, Jashin J

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    The relationship between melanoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) has been minimally investigated. The objective of this study was to examine the incidence of melanoma in patients with a history of CLL or NHL, and their associated mortality. Cohorts of Kaiser Permanente Southern California members with a history of CLL and NHL were identified. Age-adjusted incidence density rates of melanoma among patients with CLL or NHL were compared with rates of melanoma among the general population of Kaiser Permanente Southern California patients. The mortality of patients with melanoma was examined using Cox proportional hazards modeling. The age-adjusted incidence rate per 100,000 person-years for melanoma among patients with either CLL or NHL was 107 (95% confidence interval 84.4-129.6) versus 25.9 among the general population (95% confidence interval 84.4-129.6, P < .001). Patients with melanoma and a history of CLL or NHL had 2.46 greater odds of death compared with those without CLL or NHL (95% confidence interval 1.77-3.41). This study was retrospective in nature; the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes used may contain diagnostic errors; and only overall survival was used in our analysis. Patients with a history of CLL or NHL have a higher incidence of melanoma. Patients with CLL or NHL who are subsequently given the diagnosis of melanoma have a higher mortality than patients with melanoma without a preceding diagnosis of CLL. Copyright © 2014 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Diagnosis of the permanent preservation areas in the watersheds of municipal district of Bandeirantes, Paraná, Brazil / Diagnóstico das áreas de preservação permanente das microbacias hidrográficas do município de Bandeirantes – Paraná

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    Otávio Jorge Grigoli Abi Saab

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The expansion of the agricultural limits, the industrial development and the increase of populations indexes demanded substantial increases in the production of victuals. These factors took to the growing degradation of the natural resources. The devastation of the areas of forests along the rivers and streams, around the riverhead and tops of hills, in the past, they force its recomposition, for law force, as permanent preservation areas (PPA’s. This work had for objective to define the watersheds of the municipal district of Bandeirantes – PR, Brazil, to measure the permanent preservation areas, total and existent, along the courses of water, riverhead and top of hills and to identify the conflict use of the soil in these areas. The geographical information system was used SPRING 4.1, image of Landsat ETM+, bands 2, 3, 4 and 5, cartographic base of the IBGE, scale 1:50000 and aerial pictures, scale 1:25000. It was verified that the municipal district presents 8,6% of PPA’s with ciliary forest, being 11,38%, referring 8,21% and 5,25% to rivers, streams and riverhead, respectively. Referring PPA’s meets of top of hills and in superiors slopes at 100%, they have equivalent area for 24,94 ha and 8,7 ha, however 100% of these areas are without forest. The watersheds that presented smaller index of PPA’s was those with better agricultural aptitude.A expansão das fronteiras agrícolas, o desenvolvimento industrial e o aumento dos índices populacionais demandaram aumentos substanciais na produção de alimentos. Estes fatores levaram à degradação crescente dos recursos naturais. A devastação das áreas de florestas ao longo dos rios e córregos, entorno das nascentes e topos de morros, no passado, obrigam sua recomposição, por força de lei, como áreas de preservação permanente (APP. Este trabalho teve por objetivo delimitar as microbacias do município de Bandeirantes, mensurar as áreas de preservação permanente, total e

  4. Communication of 2 June 2009 received from the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom regarding the Export of Nuclear Material and of Certain Categories of Equipment and Other Material; Comunicacion de fecha 2 de junio de 2009 recibida de la Mision Permanente del Reino Unido en relacion con la exportacion de materiales nucleares y de determinadas categorias de equipo y otros materiales

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    The Director General has received a note ver bale from the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom, dated 2 June 2009, in which it requests that the Agency circulate to all Member States a letter of 28 May 2009 from the Chairman of the Zangger Committee, Mr. Pavel Klucky, to the Director General, on behalf of the Governments of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, concerning a number of corrections to the communication regarding the export of nuclear material and of certain categories of equipment and other material published in INFCIRC/209/Rev.2 [Spanish] El Director General ha recibido una nota verbal de la Mision Permanente del Reino Unido, de fecha 2 de junio de 2009, en la que se pide que el Organismo distribuya a todos los Estados Miembros una carta de fecha 28 de mayo de 2009 del Presidente del Comite Zangger, Sr. Pavel Klucky, en nombre de los Gobiernos de Alemania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgica, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Corea (Republica de), Croacia, Dinamarca, Eslovaquia, Eslovenia, Espana, Estados Unidos de America, Federacion de Rusia, Finlandia, Francia, Grecia, Hungria, Irlanda, Italia, Japon, Kazajstan, Luxemburgo, Noruega, Paises Bajos, Polonia, Portugal, Reino Unido de Gran Bretana e Irlanda del Norte, Rumania, Sudafrica, Suecia, Suiza, Turquia y Ucrania, en relacion con varias correcciones hechas a la comunicacion referente a la exportacion de materiales nucleares y de determinadas categorias de equipo y otros materiales publicadas en el documento INFCIRC/209/Rev.2.

  5. Communication of 10 January 2008 received from the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom regarding the Export of Nuclear Material and of Certain Categories of Equipment and Other Material; Comunicacion de fecha 10 de enero de 2008 recibida de la Mision Permanente del Reino Unido en relacion con la exportacion de materiales nucleares y de determinadas categorias de equipo y otros materiales

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    2008-02-26

    The Director General has received a note ver bale from the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom, dated 10 January 2008, in which it requests that the Agency circulate to all Member States a letter of 12 December 2006 from the Chairman of the Zangger Committee, Mr. Pavel Klucky, to the Director General, on behalf of the Governments of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America, concerning the export of nuclear material and of certain categories of equipment and other material [Spanish] El Director General ha recibido una nota verbal de la Mision Permanente del Reino Unido, de fecha 10 de enero de 2008, en la que se pide que el Organismo distribuya a todos los Estados Miembros una carta de fecha 12 de diciembre de 2006, relativa a la exportacion de materiales nucleares y de determinadas categorias de equipo y otros materiales, dirigida por el Presidente del Comite Zangger, Sr. Pavel Klucky, en nombre de los Gobiernos de Alemania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgica, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croacia, Dinamarca, Eslovaquia, Eslovenia, Espana, Estados Unidos de America, Federacion de Rusia, Finlandia, Francia, Grecia, Hungria, Irlanda, Italia, Japon, Luxemburgo, Noruega, Paises Bajos, Polonia, Portugal, Reino Unido de Gran Bretana e Irlanda del Norte, Republica Checa, Republica de Corea, Rumania, Sudafrica, Suecia, Suiza, Turquia y Ucrania.

  6. Communication Received from the Permanent Mission of Brazil regarding Certain Member States' Guidelines for the Export of Nuclear Material, Equipment and Technology; Comunicacion recibida de la Mision Permanente del Brasil relativa a las directrices de ciertos Estados Miembros para la exportacion de materiales, equipos y tecnologia nucleares

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    The Agency has received a Note Verbale from the Permanent Mission of Brazil, dated 22 March 2007, in which it requests that the Agency circulate to all Member States a letter of 12 December 2006 from the Chairman of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Ambassador Jose Artur Denot Medeiros, to the Director General, on behalf of the Governments of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America, providing further information on those Governments' Guidelines for Nuclear Transfers [Spanish] El Organismo ha recibido una nota verbal de la Mision Permanente del Brasil, de fecha 22 de marzo de 2007, en la que le solicita que distribuya a todos los Estados Miembros una carta de 12 de diciembre de 2006 enviada al Director General por el Presidente del Grupo de Suministradores Nucleares, el Embajador Jose Artur Denot Medeiros, en nombre de los Gobiernos de Alemania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgica, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croacia, China, Chipre, Dinamarca, Eslovaquia, Eslovenia, Espana, Estados Unidos de America, Estonia, Federacion de Rusia, Finlandia, Francia, Grecia, Hungria, Irlanda, Italia, Japon, Kazajstan, Letonia, Lituania, Luxemburgo, Malta, Noruega, Nueva Zelandia, Paises Bajos, Polonia, Portugal, Reino Unido de Gran Bretana e Irlanda del Norte, Republica Checa, Republica de Corea, Rumania, Sudafrica, Suecia, Suiza, Turquia y Ucrania, por la que se proporciona mas informacion sobre las Directrices de esos Gobiernos para las transferencias nucleares.

  7. Communication Received from the Permanent Mission of Brazil regarding Certain Member States' Guidelines for the Export of Nuclear Material, Equipment and Technology; Communication recue de la mission permanente du Bresil concernant les Directives de certains Etats Membres applicables a l'exportation de matieres, d'equipements et de technologie nucleaires

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    The Agency has received a Note Verbale from the Permanent Mission of Brazil, dated 22 March 2007, in which it requests that the Agency circulate to all Member States a letter of 12 December 2006 from the Chairman of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Ambassador Jose Artur Denot Medeiros, to the Director General, on behalf of the Governments of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America, providing further information on those Governments' Guidelines for Nuclear Transfers [French] L'Agence a recu une note verbale de la mission permanente du Bresil, en date du 22 mars 2007, lui demandant de diffuser a tous les Etats Membres une lettre du 12 decembre 2006 du president du Groupe des fournisseurs nucleaires, l'ambassadeur Artur Denot Medeiros, adressee au Directeur general au nom des gouvernements des Etats suivants : Afrique du Sud, Allemagne, Argentine, Australie, Autriche, Belarus, Belgique, Bresil, Bulgarie, Canada, Chine, Chypre, Croatie, Danemark, Espagne, Estonie, Etats-Unis d'Amerique, Federation de Russie, Finlande, France, Grece, Hongrie, Irlande, Italie, Japon, Kazakhstan, Lettonie, Lituanie, Luxembourg, Malte, Norvege, Nouvelle-Zelande, Pays-Bas, Pologne, Portugal, Republique de Coree, Republique tcheque, Roumanie, Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord, Slovaquie, Slovenie, Suede, Suisse, Turquie et Ukraine. Cette lettre apporte des informations supplementaires sur les Directives de ces gouvernements applicables aux transferts nucleaires.

  8. Communication Received from the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands regarding Certain Member States' Guidelines for the Export of Nuclear Material, Equipment and Technology; Communication recue de la mission permanente des Pays-Bas concernant les Directives de certains Etats Membres applicables a l'exportation de matieres, d'equipements et de technologie nucleaires

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    The Agency has received a Note Verbale from the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, dated 12 July 2011, in which it requests that the Agency circulate to all Member States a letter of 12 July 2011 from the Chairman of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Ambassador Piet de Klerk, to the Director General, on behalf of the Governments of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America, providing further information on those Governments' Guidelines for Nuclear Transfers [French] L'Agence a recu une note verbale de la mission permanente du Royaume des Pays-Bas, en date du 12 juillet 2011, lui demandant de communiquer a tous les Etats Membres une lettre du 12 juillet 2011 du president du Groupe des fournisseurs nucleaires, l'ambassadeur Piet de Klerk, adressee au Directeur general au nom des gouvernements des Etats suivants : Afrique du Sud, Allemagne, Argentine, Australie, Autriche, Belarus, Belgique, Bresil, Bulgarie, Canada, Chine, Croatie, Chypre, Danemark, Espagne, Estonie, Etats-Unis d'Amerique, Federation de Russie, Finlande, France, Grece, Hongrie, Irlande, Islande, Italie, Japon, Kazakhstan, Lettonie, Lituanie, Luxembourg, Malte, Norvege, Nouvelle-Zelande, Pays-Bas, Pologne, Portugal, Republique de Coree, Republique tcheque, Roumanie, Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord, Slovaquie, Slovenie, Suede, Suisse, Turquie et Ukraineb. Cette lettre apporte des informations supplementaires sur les Directives de ces gouvernements applicables aux transferts nucleaires.

  9. El uso de la triangulación en un estudio de detección de necesidades de formación permanente en profesorado no universitario de la Comunidad de Madrid. Using triangulation to assess continuing education teacher needs in Madrid (Spain

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    Coral González

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende destacar la importancia de la triangulación como elemento o herramienta para comparar y validar informaciones obtenidas mediante diferentes fuentes y métodos. Para ello se apoya en los resultados de un estudio realizado en la Comunidad de Madrid con el fin de determinar las necesidades que el profesorado manifiesta con respecto a la oferta de formación permanente que se les ofrece en la actualidad. Dichos resultados son producto de la utilización de diferentes modos de recogida de información así como de diferentes técnicas de análisis de datos, hecho que los dota de mayor complejidad y riqueza. Partiendo de una breve introducción sobre la técnica de triangulación, se presentan los métodos, fuentes y análisis de datos llevados a cabo junto a los resultados y las conclusiones principales del estudio. This article aims at highlighting the importance of triangulation as tool to compare and validate information coming from different sources and procedures. To do so, we assessed the needs for in-service training demanded by teachers and offered by the educational administration in Madrid (Spain. The data was collected using different techniques and analyzed with different data-analysis method and from this combination the results are richer and more complex. Starting with a short introduction about triangulation, we present methods, sources and analysis of the data as well main results and conclusions obtained via triangulation.

  10. ESTUDO DA ÁREA DE PRESERVAÇÃO PERMANENTE DO RIO MOSSORÓ NO SÍTIO URBANO DE MOSSORÓ-RN POR MEIO DE TÉCNICAS DE GEOPROCESSAMENTO

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    DANIEL ROBERTO ARAÚJO

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The riparian forests, belonging to the permanent preservation areas, are of fundamental importance for the preservation of water quality and minimize the effects of erosion on soil and thus the sedimentation of river. The land use of these areas cause environmental risks, especially to water resources. The geospatial technologies are, in the current scenario, as a tool that shows the real situation of the area, identifying the critical points, thus contributing to better management of these areas. Therefore, this study aimed to establish a spatial study of APP of the Mossoró river in urban area of municipal district of Mossoró, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, identifying the main causes of degradation and it's consequences to environment, especially the water resource, through geoprocessing's techniques. Geographic Information System (GIS were used to spatially delimitate the area and image processing. Deforested areas comprised 310 ha, being more concentrated among the East-West Bridge and Barrocas's dam. Edification areas were more concentrated in Santa Luzia's Island and between Castelo Branco and Jerônimo Rosado's Bridges, occupying 78 ha. The areas covered by vegetation comprised 70 ha, which more concentrated in the area of Genesio' dam. There was enough sources of water pollution, especially domestic sewage.

  11. Reliability assessment of permanent downhole monitoring systems (PDG/TPT) in Marlim Field; Avaliacao da confiabilidade de sistemas de monitoramento permanente de fundo de pocos (PDG/TPT) no Campo de Marlim

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    Frota, Helder Mamede; Destro, Wagner [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    This work is related to the reliability engineering, specifically, to the analysis of data lifetime and to the failure modeling of Permanent Downhole Gauge monitoring systems (PDG/TPT) in Marlim field, Campos Basin. These systems are composed of pressure and temperature sensors installed in oil wells and connected, by umbilicals, to their production platforms. The raising of the main failure causes in these systems, in 12-year operation, served as the basis to describe their driving parameters, foreseeing their behavior for the following years, considering the reliability theory of systems. It was obtained the pattern of the operations and extracted the wanted information: types and failure modeling, systems survival time and the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF). This methodology permits the comparison among the components performance from several manufacturers. The results can be used in economical analysis, in oil field management, in maintenance prediction and in reliability studies. The area of failure modeling in association with these systems lifetime is the focus of this study. (author)

  12. Equivalent Coil Model for Computing Levitation Forces Between Permanent Magnets and High Temperatures Superconductors; Modelo de Espira Equivalente para el Calculo de Fuerzas de Levitacion Magnetica entre Imanes Permanentes y Superconductores de Alta Temperatura Critica

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    A new simple theory has been developed for the study of levitation forces between a permanent magnet and a HTc superconductor. This theory is based on the assumption that both, the magnet and the superconductor, can be modelled by an equivalent coil placed on their surface. While the current flowing through the permanent magnet is constant, the equivalent current through the superconductor can be iether corresponding to screen the overall flux or a constant current corresponding to critical current density when the superconductor is saturated. A test facility has been designed and built for measuring levitation forces at variable approaching speeds. Comparison between theoretical and experimental measurements are presented in the report as well as a general description of the test facility. (Author)

  13. Driving and control strategies in alternative current machines of permanent magnet with non-sinusoidal flux; Estrategias de acionamento e controle em maquinas CA de ima permanente com fluxo nao senoidal

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    Monteiro, Jose Roberto Boffino de Almeida

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    The aim of this work is to study and analyze the torque performance of brush less machines with non-sinusoidal distributed magnetic fluxes. The machine type considered is a surface mount permanent magnet brush less machine. Three mathematical models for the machine are considered: the per stator phase, the vectorial and the linear second order speed-voltage models. Machines with different stator windings are compared including the permanent magnet synchronous machines with sinusoidal distributed stator windings. The torque outputs of these machines are obtained considering two kinds of open loop driving systems: one with a six-pulse waveform and other with a sinusoidal waveform. Finally, a vectorial control is proposed for the non-sinusoidal machines. The torque ripple as well the overall performance of non-sinusoidal machines with vectorial control is compared to that of sinusoidal machines. (author)

  14. The Impact of Lifelong Learning Teacher Education in Secondary School Results El Impacto de la Formación Permanente del Profesorado de Educación Secundaria en los Resultados Escolares.

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    Paula González-Vallinas

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Studies dealing with factors which have an influence on students outcomes are reviewed, teacher variables and teacher training are among their most common findings to influence school achievement. This study analyses the variable in-service teacher training on students? academic achievement. The analysis levels are departments and schools, being department the level where the relation among variables is more significative. There are significative correlations between the in-service teacher training in their own subject and the subject pedagogy in 50% of the analysed departments. In-service teacher training is recommended to be organized, taking into account these differences (context, teacher variables, in- service teacher training variables among departments, schools and districts to compensate the unequal school variables. Existe evidencia sobre la influencia de algunos factores en el rendimiento escolar de los centros y entre ellos de manera consistente aparecen las características del profesorado y su formación. Este estudio analiza la formación del profesorado con los resultados escolares de los centros de educación secundaria en Asturias. De las variables de formación, es únicamente la formación en la asignatura y su didáctica la que se asocia a los resultados en la asignatura. Se realizan análisis en dos niveles de agregación, departamento y centro, observándose que es en los niveles de departamento donde existen las correlaciones más significativas. Se aporta evidencia para la organización de una formación del profesorado que asigne recursos de formación en los diferentes niveles en base a sus desigualdades de origen (contexto, variables del profesorado y de formación y que garantice una efectiva igualdad de oportunidades para el conjunto de la población escolar de la Comunidad Autónoma.

  15. Incremento del índice de dientes permanentes cariados, perdidos por caries y obturados, entre escolares de Loja, España Increasing decayed, missing, and filled teeth index among school children in Loja, Spain

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Identificar variables clínicas, socioeconómicas y de hábitos alimentarios e higiénicos, predictoras del incremento del índice (DMFT, por sus siglas en inglés de dientes definitivos que están cariados, ausentes por caries y obturados en la cohorte de escolares de la localidad de Loja, Granada, España, en un trienio (1994-1997. Material y métodos. Estudio de cohorte retrospectivo sobre 812 alumnos a los que se les realizó una exploración dental siguiendo la metodología recomendada por la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Para la construcción de modelos se usa la metodología de regresión logística. Resultado. El índice DMFT de toda la cohorte pasó de 1.86 a 4.5 (en el trienio y en los miembros de la cohorte de 12 años, de 3.71 a 4.47. El DMFT medio está asociado con el incremento del DMFT final. La asistencia al colegio 3 tiene un riesgo relativo (RR de 0.69 (IC 95% 0.60-0.8 frente a la asistencia al colegio 4, y un RR de 0.78 (IC 95% 0.67-0.90 frente a la asistencia al colegio 5. Conclusión. En el modelo final se encontró que el riesgo de incrementar la caries es por el DMFT medio del trienio, y que el factor protector es la asistencia al colegio 3. El texto completo en inglés de este artículo está disponible en: http://www.insp.mx/salud/index.htmlObjective. To identify the clinical, socioeconomic, dietary, and hygienic predictors of the increasing Decayed, Missing, and Filled Teeth (DMFT index, in a cohort of school children in Loja, Granada, Spain, during a three-year period (1994-1997. Material and methods. A retrospective cohort study was conducted in 812 students to measure the DMFT index, using the methods recommended by the World Health Organization. Statistical analysis was conducted using logistic regression models. Results. During the study period, the DMFT index increased from 1.86 to 4.5 for the study cohort as a whole, and from 3.71 to 4.47 among twelve-year olds. The DMFT at mid-period was

  16. Dissimilaridade de porta-enxertos da laranjeira 'folha murcha' sob dois sistemas de manejo de cobertura permanente do solo Divergence of 'folha murcha' orange tree rootstocks as influenced by two groundcover crops

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    Jonez Fidalski

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    Full Text Available Os porta-enxertos de citros são dependentes do sistema de manejo do solo nas entrelinhas. Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de identificar a dissimilaridade de sete porta-enxertos para a laranjeira 'Folha Murcha' em dois sistemas de manejo da cobertura de um Argissolo Vermelho distrófico latossólico. O estudo foi realizado na Estação Experimental do IAPAR, em Paranavaí. O delineamento experimental foi de blocos ao acaso com quatro repetições, com gramínea mato-grosso ou batatais (Paspalum notatum Flügge em três blocos e leguminosa amendoim forrageiro (Arachis pintoi Krap. & Greg. em um bloco. A produção, o desenvolvimento vegetativo e os nutrientes nas folhas da laranjeira 'Folha Murcha' foram avaliados anualmente (1997 a 2002. As análises multivariadas basearam-se nas variáveis canônicas e nos componentes principais, agrupando-os pelo método Tocher. O manejo da cobertura do solo com a leguminosa amendoim forrageiro Arachis pintoi diminui a dissimilaridade dos grupos de porta-enxertos da laranjeira 'Folha Murcha'. O manejo da cobertura do solo com a gramínea Paspalum notatum aumenta a dissimilaridade dos grupos de porta-enxertos da laranjeira 'Folha Murcha' com a inclusão dos teores dos nutrientes foliares, da produção de frutos e do desenvolvimento vegetativo das plantas. A gramínea Paspalum notatum é o melhor sistema de manejo da cobertura do solo para avaliação do comportamento de porta-enxertos da laranjeira 'Folha Murcha'.Citurs rootstocks are dependent of the growdcover management systems. This study aimed to identify the divergences of seven rootstocks for 'Folha Murcha' sweet orange trees in two groundcover management systems on a Paleudult. The study was performed at the IAPAR research station, in Paranavai, northwestern Paraná, Brazil. The experiment was in a complete random block design with threer replications for the bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flügge groundcover treatment and one replication for

  17. Treatment of prostate adenocarcinoma permanent implants with I 125: first experience in Uruguay; Tratamiento del adenocarcinoma de prostata con implantes permanentes de I125: primera experiencia en el Uruguay

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    Quarneti, A.; Clark, O.; Glaussius, A.; Kaitasoff, P.; Cosia, G.

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    Full text: Objective: To report on the treatment done, toxicity and development of a group of adenocarcinoma patients with localized prostate brachytherapy implants permanent I125. Material and Methods. 37 patients were treated in the period 2001 to 2004 at the Military Hospital Central by this treatment modality. All of them were performed before implantation planning, which consisted of the volumetric calculation and calculation prostate dosimetry that included transrectal prostate ultrasound 3-5 weeks before the procedure. all patients had pathological confirmation of the lesion showed PSA values less than 11 ng / ml and Gleason score less than 7. 70% of patients received neo-adjuvant hormone therapy. In 5 patients an interactive planning system was performed computerized dosimetry, using sequential ultrasound imaging planes, allowed the dosimetric analysis before terminate the procedure and make necessary adjustments if the dose distribution did not conform. This additional dosimetric study we have not been described by other authors. Prescribed in the first 10 patients was dose 144 Gy and 160 Gy in subsequent. All patients underwent post implant CT waffle grid after 15 days of the procedure. analyzed the dose volume histogram (HDV) and D90 values??. Clinical follow-up was performed and PSA biochemical .. Preliminary Results: 33 patients were in local control without biochemical failure. Currently 4 patients presented biochemical recurrence with PSA values ??between 4 and 6 ng / ml. In neither disease was found at a distance and then raises confirmation tumor biopsy active presence will undergo surgical treatment protocols localized prostate cancer. HDV values ??D90 and are consistent with the informed by the international literature will be presented. No patient required hospitalization prolonged (greater than 24 hours) or use of higher analgesics. 2 patients had acute urinary retention (G II complication) between the tenth and twentieth day, the rest of the

  18. An exploration study to detect important factors influencing insurance firms

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    Farzaneh Soleimani

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    Full Text Available The recent trend on competition among insurance firms has increased motivation to look for important factors influencing this industry. In this paper, we present an empirical investigation to find important factors shaping this industry. The proposed study designs a questionnaire in Likert scale and, using principal component analysis, detects important factors on the success of this industry. Cronbach alpha is calculated as 0.849, and Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin and Bartlett's Test are calculated as 0.873 and 12744 with (Sig. =0.000, respectively. The study has detected four important factors including quality of service casualties, sales improvement and advertisement, quality of issuance of insurance policies and quality of work force.

  19. A cohort study of cervical screening using partial HPV typing and cytology triage.

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    Schiffman, Mark; Hyun, Noorie; Raine-Bennett, Tina R; Katki, Hormuzd; Fetterman, Barbara; Gage, Julia C; Cheung, Li C; Befano, Brian; Poitras, Nancy; Lorey, Thomas; Castle, Philip E; Wentzensen, Nicolas

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    HPV testing is more sensitive than cytology for cervical screening. However, to incorporate HPV tests into screening, risk-stratification ("triage") of HPV-positive women is needed to avoid excessive colposcopy and overtreatment. We prospectively evaluated combinations of partial HPV typing (Onclarity, BD) and cytology triage, and explored whether management could be simplified, based on grouping combinations yielding similar 3-year or 18-month CIN3+ risks. We typed ∼9,000 archived specimens, taken at enrollment (2007-2011) into the NCI-Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) HPV Persistence and Progression (PaP) cohort. Stratified sampling, with reweighting in the statistical analysis, permitted risk estimation of HPV/cytology combinations for the 700,000+-woman KPNC screening population. Based on 3-year CIN3+ risks, Onclarity results could be combined into five groups (HPV16, else HPV18/45, else HPV31/33/58/52, else HPV51/35/39/68/56/66/68, else HPV negative); cytology results fell into three risk groups ("high-grade," ASC-US/LSIL, NILM). For the resultant 15 HPV group-cytology combinations, 3-year CIN3+ risks ranged 1,000-fold from 60.6% to 0.06%. To guide management, we compared the risks to established "benchmark" risk/management thresholds in this same population (e.g., LSIL predicted 3-year CIN3+ risk of 5.8% in the screening population, providing the benchmark for colposcopic referral). By benchmarking to 3-year risk thresholds (supplemented by 18-month estimates), the widely varying risk strata could be condensed into four action bands (very high risk of CIN3+ mandating consideration of cone biopsy if colposcopy did not find precancer; moderate risk justifying colposcopy; low risk managed by intensified follow-up to permit HPV "clearance"; and very low risk permitting routine screening.) Overall, the results support primary HPV testing, with management of HPV-positive women using partial HPV typing and cytology. © 2016 UICC.

  20. Teatro y cine: un permanente diálogo intermedial

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    Pérez Bowie, José Antonio

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    Full Text Available Se intenta trazar una panorámica de las aportaciones teóricas más significativas sobre las relaciones entre teatro y cine, con especial atención a algunas de las producidas recientemente en el ámbito español. En un primer apartado se lleva a cabo un recorrido somero sobre los principales problemas que plantea el cotejo de ambos medios y en los dos siguientes se abordan respectivamente los problemas planteados por adaptación de los textos teatrales al cine y la influencia ejercida por éste, a partir de determinado momento de su desarrollo, sobre el arte escénico. Este último apartado se completa con el análisis, a título de ejemplo, de un caso concreto: la producción de los comediógrafos de la denominada «la otra generación del 27».…

  1. Solution of a general pexiderized permanental functional equation

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    and the result follows by equating these last two relations. We return now to the proof of the lemma. Note from C9) that T is completely deter- mined if we know the values of T on the unit circle. Consider any two points on the unit circle (α, β) = (cos γ, sin γ), (x, y) = (cos θ, sin θ) with angles γ, θ oriented counterclock- wise.

  2. De la vie pelagique temporaire a la vie pelagique permanente

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    Depuis longtemps certain aspect larvaire de nombreuses formes pélagiques faisant partie du plancton permanent a retenu l’attention des naturalistes et a conduit quelques-uns d’entre eux à considérer cette faune comme primitive. Si cette conclusion s’est par la suite avérée inexacte et si l’origine

  3. Lawrence Kohlberg, una obra en permanente construcción

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    Jaime Yañez Canal

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    Full Text Available Este artículo, resultado de investigación documental del grupo Estudios sobre el Desarrollo Sociomoral, presenta un análisis sobre la historia y la evolución intelectual de Lawrece Kohlberg, pionero de la Psicología del Desarrollo Moral. Específicamente, el análisis de su obra gira alrededor de tres tópicos: la filosofía moral, la psicología del desarrollo y la pedagogía.

  4. La entrevista, un diálogo permanente.

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    El objeto del presente artículo es mostrar tres escenarios sobre la entrevista que son útiles para la docencia y acción profesional de trabajo social. Se busca profundizar sobre la entrevista desde diferentes perspectivas teóricas y metodológicas. En primer término, se tratará el enfoque humanista de Karl Rogers y la mirada etnográfica de Roberta Greene. En segundo término, se esboza el aporte de Sigmud Freud. Finalmente se señala la contribución a la entrevista del modelo sistémico de la Esc...

  5. Un caso de aorta destrocardica o enfermedad azul permanente

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    Héctor Pedraza

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    Full Text Available Se trata del niño E. S. de 28 meses de edad, que fue recibido por uno de nosotros en el Hospital de La Misericordia en los primeros días de mayo de 1935. El padre, oriundo, como su hijo, de la hacienda de "El Chocho", en el municipio de Fusagasugá, lo trajo a Bogotá con el objeto de que su hijo mejorara de una afección que la sufría permanentemente y desde los primeros momentos de su vida. El padre nos refiere que jamás el niño ha podido comer por más de unos cinco minutos, que el simple ejercicio de la succión del pezón de la madre o del chupo lo fatiga, que tiene que descansar cada momento, en tal forma que nunca queda satisfecho su apetito. Tampoco puede dormir tranquilo; varias veces, durante la noche o el día, se despierta asustado, fatigoso, sobresaltado. Dice que desde que nació le ha notado un tinte morado en los tegumentos y especialmente en las uñas, labios y en las conjuntivas oculares, color que lo ve aumentarse cuando el niño hace el ejercicio natural para comer o cuando se despierta repentinamente del sueño en que estaba. Además nota que el desarrollo no le satisface, es poco relativamente lo que ha crecido, tiene ya 28 meses y los padres se muestran afanosos porque no puede caminar y apenas trata de sentarse; los miembros, poco desarrollados, y su dentición comenzó únicamente a los 14 meses.

  6. Lawrence Kohlberg, una obra en permanente construcción

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    Este artículo, resultado de investigación documental del grupo Estudios sobre el Desarrollo Sociomoral, presenta un análisis sobre la historia y la evolución intelectual de Lawrece Kohlberg, pionero de la Psicología del Desarrollo Moral. Específicamente, el análisis de su obra gira alrededor de tres tópicos: la filosofía moral, la psicología del desarrollo y la pedagogía.

  7. Educação permanente em enfermagem: levantamento de necessidades e resultados esperados segundo a concepção dos trabalhadores Educación permanente en enfermage: levantamiento de las necesidades y resultados esperados según la concepción de los trabajadores Permanent education in nursing: survey to identify the necessities and the expected results based on the workers conception

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    resultados de las acciones educativas, conviviendo con la concepción de EP, lo que muestra una complementariedad entre ambas concepciones de educación en el trabajo.This study analyzed the educational activities of nursing workers with the objective to survey the needs and expected outcomes, according to the workers' perception. This is a qualitative research, in which data was collected by means of semi-structured interviews performed with twenty-five workers in a teaching hospital in the municipality of São Paulo. The empirical material was submitted to thematic analysis. Results show that the needs are surveyed mainly based on technical performance issues and on the acquisition of new equipment; and that the expected outcomes, in the short term, are mostly the improvement in procedure performance and, in mid and long term, increasing their critical thinking towards work. In conclusion, there is a general perception about continuing education in terms of surveying the needs as well as for outcome expectations.

  8. Educação permanente em saúde: uma estratégia de gestão para pensar, refletir e construir práticas educativas e processos de trabalhos Permanent education in the healthcare field: a management strategy to think, reflect and build educational practices and work processes

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    Flávia Carotta

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho relata a experiência de implantação da Política Nacional de Educação Permanente em Saúde (EPS, proposta pelo Ministério da Saúde (Portaria 198 de fevereiro de 2004 no município de Embu, Estado de São Paulo, Essa implantação foi adotada pela gestão municipal com o objetivo de identificar e definir ações educativas que qualifiquem a atenção e a gestão em saúde através da formação e do desenvolvimento dos trabalhadores do setor. A EPS trabalha com ferramentas que buscam a reflexão crítica sobre a prática cotidiana dos serviços de saúde, sendo, por si só, um processo educativo aplicado ao trabalho que possibilita mudanças nas relações, nos processos, nos atos de saúde e nas pessoas. Outras potencialidades dessa estratégia são: fortalecimento do controle social; repolitização do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS; incentivo ao protagonismo de usuários e trabalhadores no processo saúde e doença e a produção de um impacto positivo sobre a saúde individual e coletiva da população.The present work reports the experience of the local authority of Embu, in the State of São Paulo, in the implementation of the National Policy of Permanent Health Education (PHE proposed by the Ministry of Health. This strategy was adopted by the municipal management with the objective of identifying and defining educational actions that qualify health care and management through the education and development of the workers of the sector. PHE works with tools that aim at the critical reflection on the daily practice of the health services, being an educational process applied to work that enables changes in the relations, processes, healthcare practices and persons. Other potentialities of this strategy are: strengthening of social control; re-politicization of the Brazilian public health system (SUS; stimulation to the leading role of users and workers in the health and disease process; and production of a positive impact

  9. A institucionalização da educação permanente no programa de saúde da família: uma experiência municipal inovadora The institutionalization of permanent education in the family health program: an innovative municipal experience

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    Ivana Macedo Cardoso

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    Full Text Available O Programa de Saúde da Família (PSF, adotado pela Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Vitória (ES como estratégia de estruturação da atenção primária, tem exigido de seus profissionais conhecimentos e habilidades em geral não valorizados em sua formação acadêmica. Além disso, a oferta constante de novos conceitos e tecnologias e a demanda da população por um serviço de saúde adequado às suas necessidades requerem do profissional da saúde aperfeiçoamento contínuo. A Secretaria de Saúde do município, respondendo a essas necessidades, implantou em 2001 e institucionalizou em 2003 o Programa de Educação Permanente (PEP para os profissionais de nível superior das equipes de saúde da família. Esse programa tem pautado sua atuação em uma nova concepção de educação continuada, envolvendo aprendizagem contextualizada baseada em evidências e realizada através de metodologias inovadoras, como a revisão entre pares e a aprendizagem baseada em problemas.The Family Health Program, which was adopted by the Municipal Health Secretariat of the city of Vitória, in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo, as a strategy for structuring municipal primary health care, has been requiring its professionals to have knowledge and skills that are generally not stressed in their academic education. Moreover, the constant input of new concepts and technologies and the demand of the population for health services that are appropriate for their specific needs require health professionals to constantly improve. The municipal health secretariat, responding to these needs, has implemented in 2001 (and institutionalized in 2003 the Permanent Education program for graduate professionals of the Family Health Program staff. This program's actions have been guided by a new notion of continued education, which involves evidence-based contextualized learning that uses innovative methodologies such as peer reviewing and problem-based learning.

  10. Developing a bone mineral density test result letter to send to patients: a mixed-methods study

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    Full Text Available Stephanie W Edmonds,1,2 Samantha L Solimeo,3 Xin Lu,1 Douglas W Roblin,4,8 Kenneth G Saag,5 Peter Cram6,7 1Department of Internal Medicine, 2College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA; 3Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation, Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Iowa City, IA, USA; 4Kaiser Permanente of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA; 5Department of Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA; 6Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 7University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; 8School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA Purpose: To use a mixed-methods approach to develop a letter that can be used to notify patients of their bone mineral density (BMD results by mail that may activate patients in their bone-related health care. Patients and methods: A multidisciplinary team developed three versions of a letter for reporting BMD results to patients. Trained interviewers presented these letters in a random order to a convenience sample of adults, aged 50 years and older, at two different health care systems. We conducted structured interviews to examine the respondents’ preferences and comprehension among the various letters. Results: A total of 142 participants completed the interview. A majority of the participants were female (64.1% and white (76.1%. A plurality of the participants identified a specific version of the three letters as both their preferred version (45.2%; P<0.001 and as the easiest to understand (44.6%; P<0.01. A majority of participants preferred that the letters include specific next steps for improving their bone health. Conclusion: Using a mixed-methods approach, we were able to develop and optimize a printed letter for communicating a complex test result (BMD to patients. Our results may offer guidance to clinicians, administrators, and researchers who are

  11. A study of HPV typing for the management of HPV-positive ASC-US cervical cytologic results.

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    Schiffman, Mark; Vaughan, Laurence M; Raine-Bennett, Tina R; Castle, Philip E; Katki, Hormuzd A; Gage, Julia C; Fetterman, Barbara; Befano, Brian; Wentzensen, Nicolas

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    In US cervical screening, immediate colposcopy is recommended for women with HPV-positive ASC-US (equivocal) cytology. We evaluated whether partial typing by Onclarity™ (BD) might identify HPV-positive women with low enough CIN3+ risk to permit 1-year follow-up instead. The NCI-Kaiser Permanente Northern California Persistence and Progression cohort includes a subset of 13,890 women aged 21+ with HC2 (Qiagen)-positive ASC-US at enrollment; current median follow-up is 3.0years. Using stratified random sampling, we typed 2079 archived enrollment specimens including 329 women subsequently diagnosed with CIN3+, 563 with CIN2, and 1187 with

  12. An exploration study to find important factors influencing on multi-dimensional organizational culture

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an empirical investigation to find important factors influencing multi-dimensional organizational culture. The proposed study designs a questionnaire in Likert scale consists of 21 questions, distributes it among 300 people who worked for different business units and collects 283 filled ones. Cronbach alpha is calculated as 0.799. In addition, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy and Approx. Chi-Square are 0.821 and 1395.74, respectively. The study has implemented principal component analysis and the results have indicated that there were four factors influencing organizational culture including, diversity in culture, connection based culture, integrated culture and structure of culture. In terms of diversity in culture, sensitivity to quality data and cultural flexibility are the most influential sub-factors while connection based marketing and relational satisfaction are two important sub-factors associated with diversity in culture. The study discusses other issues.

  13. Economic burden related to chemotherapy-related adverse events in patients with metastatic breast cancer in an integrated health care system

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    Rashid N

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    Full Text Available Nazia Rashid,1 Han A Koh,2 Hilda C Baca,3 Kathy J Lin,1 Susan E Malecha,4 Anthony Masaquel5 1Drug Information Services, Kaiser Permanente, Downey, 2Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente, Bellflower, 3Pharmacy Analytical Services, Kaiser Permanente, Downey, 4US Medical Affairs, Genetech Inc., San Francisco, 5Health Economics and Outcomes, Genentech Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA Background: Breast cancer is treated with many different modalities, including chemotherapy that can be given as a single agent or in combination. Patients often experience adverse events from chemotherapy during the cycles of treatment which can lead to economic burden.Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate costs related to chemotherapy-related adverse events in patients with metastatic breast cancer (mBC in an integrated health care delivery system.Methods: Patients with mBC newly initiated on chemotherapy were identified and the first infusion was defined as the index date. Patients were ≥18 years old at time of index date, had at least 6 months of health plan membership and drug eligibility prior to their index date. The chemotherapy adverse events were identified after the index date and during first line of chemotherapy. Episodes of care (EOC were created using healthcare visits. Chart review was conducted to establish whether the adverse events were related to chemotherapy. Costs were calculated for each visit, including medications related to the adverse events, and aggregated to calculate the total EOC cost.Results: A total of 1,682 patients with mBC were identified after applying study criteria; 54% of these patients had one or more adverse events related to chemotherapy. After applying the EOC method, there were a total of 5,475 episodes (4,185 single episodes [76.4%] and 1,290 multiple episodes [23.6%] related to chemotherapy-related adverse events. Within single episodes, hematological (1,387 EOC, 33

  14. An exploration study to find important factors influencing on authenticity of brand

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Building an appropriate brand always makes it possible to reach better market share in competitive market. This paper presents a study to find important factors influencing the authenticity of brand. The proposed study designs a questionnaire in Likert scale consists of 21 questions, distributes it among 400 people who purchase regularly from chain stores in city of Tehran, Iran and collects 388 filled ones. Cronbach alpha is calculated as 0.712. In addition, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy and Approx. Chi-Square are 0.748 and 1718.212, respectively. Based on the results of our survey, we have derived five factors including brand identification, brand registration, brand position, perception image from the brand and trust to brand.

  15. An exploration study to find important factors influencing on expert systems

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Knowledge management plays an important role in modern management systems since many existing systems move towards learning organizations. Expert systems, on the other hand, are considered as the most popular techniques for adapting recent developments on knowledge management. This paper presents an empirical investigation to find important factors influencing adaptation of expert systems. The proposed study designs a questionnaire in Likert scale consists of 25 questions, distributes it among 258 people who have recently graduated from computer science and they are familiar with implementation of expert systems. Cronbach alpha is calculated as 0.730 and Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy and Approx. Chi-Square are 0.748 and 1377.397, respectively. The study has implemented principal component analysis and the results have indicated that there were four factors influencing expert systems including systems management, intelligence systems, system analysis and specialized analysis.

  16. An exploration study to find important factors influencing on brand in car accessory market

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Supplying car accessory is one of the most important growing industries in the world. Every year, millions of cars are produced and people need to have the access to necessary car accessory. In this paper, we present an exploration study to detect important factors influencing car accessory market. The proposed study designs a questionnaire in Likert scale consists of 16 questions, distributes it among 200 experts and analyses it using factor analysis. Cronbach alpha and Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy are calculated as 0.823 and 0.863, which validate the overall questionnaire. The results indicate that there are three influencing factors including brand capability, brand characteristics and consumers’ believe.

  17. Primary Care DirectConnect: How the Marriage of Call Center Technology and the EMR Brought Dramatic Results—A Service Quality Improvement Study

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    Bowman, Brent; Smith, Scott

    2010-01-01

    Of the key Health Plan patient satisfaction measures used in Kaiser Permanente Colorado, ease of contacting the physician's office with a medical question was consistently rated as the lowest quarterly patient satisfaction measure. Furthermore, medical office staff had become dissatisfied with their inability to contact patients who had previously left messages. In addition to the shear volume of messages, the return calls were often unanswered, leading to subsequent attempts to reach patients, creating additional work for medical office staff. DirectConnect—the project name for a system and set of processes focused on improving patient satisfaction with the ability to contact Primary Care delivery teams by telephone—focuses on isolating medical advice calls from the other types of calls handled by the centralized Call Center. The system identifies the patient using his/her unique electronic medical record number, then automatically routes medical advice calls directly to the appropriate Primary Care Physician (PCP) or staff. The clinician may then evaluate and respond to the patient's need quickly, thus managing more of their panel's requests in real time. How is DirectConnect different from simply having the patient contact their PCP's office directly? The primary difference is “one-number” convenience that allows all patients to dial one number to access their PCP's team. In addition, calls are routed to various staff as available to reduce long telephone queues and wait times. The DirectConnect system has resulted in statistically significant improvement in key service quality measures. Patient satisfaction improved from a pre-implementation nine quarter mean of 55.9% to a post-implementation 12 quarter mean of 70.2%. Fourteen percent to 17% of all Primary Care calls are now handled by the patient's home medical office team, creating a 54% improvement in the centralized Call Center's speed of answering calls in the first quarter post implementation

  18. Avaliação da qualidade das águas subterrâneas em áreas de preservação permanente (sistema aquífero guarani – sag, bacia hidrográfica do Rio Pardo, RS, Brasil

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    Adilson Ben da Costa

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo principal deste estudo foi avaliar a qualidade das águas subterrâneas em áreas de preservação permanente (SistemaAqüífero Guarani – SAG da Bacia Hidrográfica do Rio Pardo, RS, Brasil, através de variáveis físicas, químicas emicrobiológicas, tendo como base a resolução nº 396 do Conselho Nacional do Meio Ambiente – CONAMA. Nove pontos decoleta foram distribuídos ao longo da bacia, nos quais as águas subterrâneas foram classificadas quanto aos íons de maiorocorrência quantitativa através do diagrama de Piper. Os resultados indicaram que a maioria dos poços avaliados enquadraram-sena Classe 4 de usos da água, correspondendo a águas de usos menos restritivos. Entretanto, deve-se considerar que os aquíferos seapresentam em diferentes contextos geológicos, e que possuem características físicas, químicas e biológicas intrínsecas, comvariações hidrogeoquímicas, sendo necessário que as suas classes de qualidade sejam pautadas nessas especificidades, como seobservou no diagrama de Piper, onde as amostras P1, P2, P3, P5 e P9 classificaram-se como bicarbonatadas cálcicas, as águas dospontos P4, P6, P7 como bicarbonatadas sódicas e P8 se classificou como sulfatada. Verificou-se que a qualidade das águas depoços com profundidade inferior a 6 m está mais vulnerável devido a alterações antrópicas em função da concentração de nitrato,coliformes totais e termotolerantes, enquanto que a qualidade das águas de poços mais profundos depende basicamente de suascaracterísticas hidrogeológicas e hidrogeoquímicas naturais, em função das variáveis sulfato e sódio. Contudo, tambémapresentaram contaminação por atividade antrópica, principalmente pela variável nitrato.Abstract The aim of this research was to evaluate thequality of groundwater in areas of permanent preservation(Guarani Aquifer System – GAS in the Rio PardoHydrographical Basin, RS, Brazil, using physical, chemicaland

  19. Variação temporal do fitoplâncton de um lago pertencente à Área de Proteção Permanente no estado de Alagoas, nordeste do Brasil Temporal variation of phytoplankton in a lake in a permanent protected area in Alagoas State, Northeast Brazil

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    Karla Priscila Barros da Silva

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo determinar a variação espaço-temporal do microfitoplâncton e variáveis ambientais no Lago Azul, Área de Proteção Permanente do município de Marechal Deodoro, Alagoas. As coletas ocorreram no período de abril a setembro de 2008. As amostras do fitoplâncton foram obtidas através de arrastos horizontais superficiais, com rede de abertura de malha de 45 µm e, concomitantemente, coletadas amostras de água utilizando garrafa de Van Dorn, para a determinação dos parâmetros físico-químicos. Foram identificados 27 táxons predominando as Chlorophyta (63%, destacando-se como espécies "dominantes" Desmidium swartzii var. quadrangulatum (Ralfs A. Roy (62,3% e D. cylindricum Greville (55,1%, seguidos das Bacillariophyta (26% e Cyanobacteria (11%. O pH levemente ácido e a baixa disponibilidade de nutrientes ofereceram condições favoráveis para o desenvolvimento das Desmidiaceae: Closterium sp., Cosmarium goniodes West & West, C. margaritiferum Meneghini ex Ralfs, C. vogeciacum Gutwinski, Desmidium cylindricum Greville, D. pseudotreplonema West & West, D. swartzii var. quadrangulatum (Ralfs A. Roy, Euastrum brasiliense Borge var. minus G.S.West, Gymnozyga moniliformis Ehrenberg, Micrasterias denticulata Brébisson ex Ralfs, M. (Kützing Ralfs, M. radians Turner e Tetmemorus laevis (Kuetzing Ralfs.The objective of this work is to determine the spatial and temporal variation of microphytoplankton and environmental variables in Lake Azul, a permanent protected area in the town of Marechal Deodoro, Alagoas State, Brazil. Samples were collected from April to September 2008. Phytoplankton samples were obtained by surface-horizontal trawling with a 45µm mesh net. Water samples were taken with a Van Dorn bottle, during the phytoplankton collection, in order to determine physical-chemical parameters. A total of 27 taxa were identified, Chlorophyta were the most abundant taxa (63% of the sample followed by

  20. Desdobramentos da educação permanente em saúde no município de Vitória, Espírito santo Ramifications of continuing education in health in Vitória, state of Espírito Santo

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    Elzimar Evangelista Peixoto Pinto

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo discutir os desdobramentos do processo de formação de facilitadores e o trabalho de efetivação de 'rodas' de Educação Permanente em Saúde (EPS em unidades de serviços de saúde no município de Vitória, Espírito Santo, cenário selecionado a partir de mapeamento dentre várias experiências de EPS em andamento no país. Adota os pressupostos metodológicos sugeridos pela cartografia para produção e análise dos dados, utilizando variadas estratégias, como observação participante, entrevistas individuais e coletivas com os profissionais e usuários. Verifica que o termo EPS admite várias concepções: movimento que coloca o trabalho em análise, visando a definir prioridades locais que promovam a reorganização dos espaços de produção de saúde; estratégia de formação dos profissionais de saúde em um processo constante de subjetivação, como estratégia de gestão, na medida em que possibilita reorganizar a gestão a partir da problematização do trabalho. Verifica a existência de 59 Rodas de EPS distribuídas em 25 serviços de saúde, com a presença de dois facilitadores em cada uma. Conclui que, nesse cenário, as várias concepções disputaram espaço e produziram efeitos, especialmente perceptíveis na mudança da forma como os profissionais compreendem o processo educativo e a sua interação com o cotidiano do trabalho.This article aims to discuss the ramifications of the process of training of facilitators and materializing Permanent Education in Health (PEH 'rounds' in health services units in Vitória, state of Espírito Santo, the scenario which was selected to map several PEH experiments already underway in the country. It adopts the methodological assumptions suggested by mapping to produce and analyze data, using various strategies such as participant observation and individual and collective interviews with professionals and users. It was noted that the PEH expression

  1. TPMG Northern California appointments and advice call center.

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    Conolly, Patricia; Levine, Leslie; Amaral, Debra J; Fireman, Bruce H; Driscoll, Tom

    2005-08-01

    Kaiser Permanente (KP) has been developing its use of call centers as a way to provide an expansive set of healthcare services to KP members efficiently and cost effectively. Since 1995, when The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) began to consolidate primary care phone services into three physical call centers, the TPMG Appointments and Advice Call Center (AACC) has become the "front office" for primary care services across approximately 89% of Northern California. The AACC provides primary care phone service for approximately 3 million Kaiser Foundation Health Plan members in Northern California and responds to approximately 1 million calls per month across the three AACC sites. A database records each caller's identity as well as the day, time, and duration of each call; reason for calling; services provided to callers as a result of calls; and clinical outcomes of calls. We here summarize this information for the period 2000 through 2003.

  2. Biobanking for research: a survey of patient population attitudes and understanding

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    Rahm, Alanna Kulchak; Wrenn, Michelle; Carroll, Nikki M.; Feigelson, Heather Spencer

    2013-01-01

    Population-based biobanks are a critical resource for genetic research. It is important to know what potential participants understand about the risks and benefits of providing samples in order to ensure adequate informed consent. Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO) is currently planning a biobank where adult members would be asked to contribute an additional tube of blood during a routine blood draw. Adult KPCO members in clinic waiting rooms were asked to read an informational brochure and in...

  3. Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability Standards and Technology Leadership

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    2014-10-01

    Kaiser Permanente, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the VA, FDA, NIST, TATRC, computer and information science groups at University of Pennsylvania...for sharing the findings from our TATRC work and from our NIH Quantum work relative to the gaps in existing standards and recommendations on how they...challenges facing the industry in areas such as interoperability, cybersecurity , data stewardship, and system reliability, and policies needed to accelerate

  4. Safe Routes to School Local School Project: A health evaluation at 10 low-income schools

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    Cooper, Jill F MSW; McMillan, Tracy MPH, PHD

    2010-01-01

    fe Routes to School National Partnership (Partnership) founded the Local School Project (Project) in 2008 to assist ten schools in lowincome communities to: 1) develop and evaluate a school-based SRTS program, 2) build local capacity to apply for state or federal SRTS funding, and 3) increase safe walking and bicycling to and from the school and in the community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kaiser Permanente, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provided funding for the ...

  5. [The Internet and shared decision-making between patients and healthcare providers].

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    Silber, Denise

    2009-10-01

    Insurance companies like Kaiser Permanente in the United States remunerate physicians for their email correspondence with patients, increasing the efficiency of office visits. A survey by the French National Board of Physicians regarding the computerization of medical practices in April 2009, confirms that both physicians and patients in France are very favorable to the development of these tools. When patients can manage and/or access their medical files and determine which providers can access them, they become a true partner.

  6. An exploration study to find important factors influencing on brand in rubber industry

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    Mehrnaz Moshkelati

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Building a distinguished brand often makes it possible to have sustainable growth in competitive market. It also helps us sell products with higher price; attract reliable customers for long term relationships. This paper presents an empirical investigation to find important factors influencing rubber industry. The proposed study designs a questionnaire in Likert scale consists of 20 questions, distributes it among 300 people and collects 265 filled ones. Cronbach alpha is calculated as 0.756. In addition, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy and Approx. Chi-Square are 0.75 and 1292.573, respectively. Based on the results of our survey, we have derived six factors including brand transparency, expected quality, brand promises, brand support and brand sustainability.

  7. An exploration study to find important factors influencing on enterprise resource planning

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Enterprise resource planning (ERP has become a necessary in many organizations and many business units have been trying to emerge into an integrated system. There are many advantages on having an efficient ERP but many corporations fail to reach a full operational ERP for many reasons. In this paper, we present an empirical investigation to find important factors influencing ERP implementation in one of the biggest Iranian automakers named Iran Khodro. The proposed study designs a questionnaire in Likert scale consists of 46 questions, distributes it among some managers in this firm. Cronbach alpha is calculated as 0.802. In addition, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy and Approx. Chi-Square are 0.788 and 1677.307, respectively. Based on the results of our survey, we have derived eight factors including intelligence information, customer comfort, structure oriented, resource management, process oriented, customer oriented, flexible structure and knowledge management.

  8. An exploration study to find important factors influencing on decision support systems

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Decision Support Systems (DSSs are computer-based information systems for providing necessary supports for business or organizational decision-making activities. DSSs often serve the management, operations, and planning levels of all organizations and help to make decisions, which may be rapidly changing and not easily achieved in advance. This paper presents an empirical investigation to find important factors influencing DSSs. The proposed study designs a questionnaire in Likert scale consists of 36 questions, distributes it among 213 employees who work for different offices in municipality of Tehran, Iran. Cronbach alpha is calculated as 0.872. In addition, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy and Approx. Chi-Square are 0.782 and 1014.521, respectively. Based on the results of our survey, we have derived three factors including system, analysis and transaction.

  9. An exploration study to detect important factors influencing customer relationship management on reducing unhappy clients

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    Zeynab Davand

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an investigation to find out important factors influencing electronic customer relationship management on reducing customer complaints. The proposed study designs a questionnaire in Likert scale consists of 19 questions, distributes it among some Iranian experts in banking industry and analyzes it based on principal component analysis. During the survey, the number questions are reduced to 16 because of skewness of three questions. Cronbach alpha is calculated as 0.82 and Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy and Approx. Chi-Square are 0.746 and 1993, respectively. Based on the results of our survey, we have derived four factors including knowledge management, customer retention, customer oriented strategy and structure oriented.

  10. Factors associated with use and non-use of the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) kit for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Response to a 2012 outreach screening program: a survey study.

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    Gordon, Nancy P; Green, Beverly B

    2015-06-11

    The one-sample fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is gaining popularity for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening of average-risk people. However, uptake and annual use remain suboptimal. In 2013, we mailed questionnaires to three groups of nonHispanic White, Black, and Latino Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) members ages 52-76 who received FIT kits in 2010-2012: Continuers did the FIT all 3 years; Converts in 2012, but not 2010 or 2011; and Nonusers in none of the 3 years. The questionnaires covered social influences, perceived CRC risk, reasons for using (Continuers, Converts) or avoiding using (Nonusers) the FIT, and recommendations for improving the kit. Continuers (n = 607, response rate 67.5%), Converts (n = 317, response rate 35.6%), and Nonusers (n = 215, response rate 21.1%) did not differ in perceived risk or family history of CRC, but Nonusers were less likely than Continuers and Converts to know someone who had polyps or CRC. Continuers, Converts, and Nonusers did not differ in social network encouragement of CRC screening, but did differ in believing that it was very important that they be screened (88.3%, 68.4%, 47.7%) and that their medical team thought it very important that they be screened (88.6%, 79.9%, 53.9%). Approximately half of Continuers and Converts completed the FIT to please their doctor. Converts were less likely than Continuers to use the FIT to "make sure they were OK" (53.7% vs. 72.6%) or "protect their health" (46.1% vs. 76.4%). Nearly half of Converts completed the FIT out of guilt. Approximately half of FIT kit users suggested adding a disposable glove, extra paper, and wider-mouth tube to the kit. Nonusers' reasons for not using the FIT included discomfort, disgust, or embarrassment (59.6%); thinking it unnecessary (32.9%); fatalism/fear (15.5%); and thinking it too difficult to use (14.5%), but screening at all. Nonusers and irregular users of the FIT are less intrinsically motivated to get CRC screening than

  11. Diagnóstico do estado nutricional dos atletas da Equipe Olímpica Permanente de Levantamento de Peso do Comitê Olímpico Brasileiro (COB Diagnostico del estado nutricional de los deportistas del equipo olímpico nacional de levantamiento de pesas del Comité Olímpico Brasileño (COB Diagnosis of the nutritional status of the Weight Lifting Permanent Olympic Team athletes of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB

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    Carlos Augusto Costa Cabral

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste estudo diagnosticar o estado nutricional da Equipe Olímpica Permanente de Levantamento de Peso do Comitê Olímpico Brasileiro (COB. A amostra foi composta por 24 atletas, na faixa etária entre 16 e 23 anos, sendo 12 do sexo masculino (19,7 ± 2,4 anos e 12 do feminino (19,2 ± 1,8 ano. Realizou-se o seguinte procedimento para o diagnóstico do estado nutricional: análise da adequação da ingestão de energia e dos macronutrientes - carboidratos (CHO, lipídios (LIP e proteínas (PRO -, por meio dos métodos Recordatório de 24 horas e Questionário de Freqüência de Consumo Alimentar, além da caracterização do perfil antropométrico. Os resultados da avaliação dietética indicaram que a distribuição energética entre os macronutrientes encontra-se adequada sendo de 54 ± 6,8% (CHO; 28,5 ± 5,9% (LIP; e 14,5 ± 3,4% (PRO para os homens e 56,3 ± 4,7% (CHO; 28,6 ± 4,6% (LIP; e 13,7 ± 2,4% (PRO para a equipe feminina. Entretanto, quanto ao consumo energético total, 83% dos atletas estavam com ingestão energética abaixo dos valores recomendados, considerando o alto nível de atividade física, promovendo deficiência calórica diária. O percentual de gordura corporal dos atletas do sexo masculino (3,6 ± 0,7% indicou que todos estavam abaixo do padrão de referência, enquanto 58% dos esportistas do sexo feminino apresentavam excesso de gordura (17,9 ± 5,8%. Tem-se, como conclusão, que, apesar de os desportistas avaliados terem realizado distribuição energética adequada entre os macronutrientes, esta ainda não foi suficiente para suprir as exigências energéticas da modalidade, necessitando assim de orientação nutricional.El objetivo de este estudio fue diagnosticar el estado nutricional de los deportistas del equipo olímpico nacional de levantamiento de pesas del Comité Olímpico Brasileño (COB. La muestra estuvo compuesta por 24 deportistas, con edades entre 16 y 23 años, siendo 12 hombres (19,7

  12. Lesson studies y desarrollo profesional docente: estudio de un caso

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    Noemí PEÑA TRAPERO

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es explorar las lesson y learning studies* como modalidad de formación permanente del profesorado orientada a la reconstrucción del «pensamiento práctico». En la presente investigación sobre una maestra que participa en un grupo basado en esta modalidad de formación, esta estrategia metodológica se ha manifestado como un instrumento valioso, puesto que ayuda a promover la reflexión y el cuestionamiento crítico de creencias, hábitos y emociones habitualmente implícitas.

  13. Konference: Musik und Musikpraxis im Kontext der Hofkultur Kaiser Rudolfs II. in Prag

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    2008-01-01

    Roč. 20, č. 2 (2008), s. 22-23 ISSN 0862-612X Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z80330511 Keywords : Rudolfine music * Prague * conference Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage http://www.dejinyumeni.cz/bulletin/UHS_2_2008.pdf

  14. How Whites Should Live in This Strange Place | McKaiser | South ...

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    In this paper, I argue that Samantha Vice is correct to claim that whites should feel shame and regret, though perhaps not guilt, at their whiteness. She is wrong, however, to suggest that there is a sense in which whites should live in silence and humility, and withdraw from public political space. In particular, I argue that this ...

  15. Population Genetic Structure of the Endangered Kaiser's Mountain Newt, Neurergus kaiseri (Amphibia: Salamandridae.

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    Hossein Farasat

    Full Text Available Species often exhibit different levels of genetic structuring correlated to their environment. However, understanding how environmental heterogeneity influences genetic variation is difficult because the effects of gene flow, drift and selection are confounded. We investigated the genetic variation and its ecological correlates in an endemic and critically endangered stream breeding mountain newt, Neurergus kaiseri, within its entire range in southwestern Iran. We identified two geographic regions based on phylogenetic relationships using Bayesian inference and maximum likelihood of 779 bp mtDNA (D-loop in 111 individuals from ten of twelve known breeding populations. This analysis revealed a clear divergence between northern populations, located in more humid habitats at higher elevation, and southern populations, from drier habitats at lower elevations regions. From seven haplotypes found in these populations none was shared between the two regions. Analysis of molecular variance (AMOVA of N. kaiseri indicates that 94.03% of sequence variation is distributed among newt populations and 5.97% within them. Moreover, a high degree of genetic subdivision, mainly attributable to the existence of significant variance among the two regions is shown (θCT = 0.94, P = 0.002. The positive and significant correlation between geographic and genetic distances (r = 0.61, P = 0.002 following controlling for environmental distance suggests an important influence of geographic divergence of the sites in shaping the genetic variation and may provide tools for a possible conservation based prioritization policy for the endangered species.

  16. [Wilhelm Liepmann (1878-1939)--the fate of a gynecologist between the Kaiser Reich and Fascism].

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    Schneck, P

    1984-01-01

    The paper gives a bioergographical survey on the German obstetrician and gynaecologist Wilhelm Liepmann. He was Ass. Professor at the Berlin university. Later he became director of the German Women-Institute, which was founded by the Hauptverband der Krankenkassen. In 1933 Liepmann had to emigrate to Turkey, where he got the chair of gynaecology at the university of Istanbul.

  17. Changes in School Food Preparation Methods Result in Healthier Cafeteria Lunches in Elementary Schools.

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    Behrens, Timothy K; Liebert, Mina L; Peterson, Hannah J; Howard Smith, Jennifer; Sutliffe, Jay T; Day, Aubrey; Mack, Jodi

    2018-05-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of a districtwide food best practices and preparation changes in elementary schools lunches, implemented as part of the LiveWell@School childhood obesity program, funded by LiveWell Colorado/Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiative. Longitudinal study examining how school changes in best practices for food preparation impacted the types of side items offered from 2009 to 2015 in elementary school cafeterias in a high-need school district in southern Colorado. Specifically, this study examined changes in side items (fruits, vegetables, potatoes, breads, and desserts). In Phase 1 (2009-2010), baseline data were collected. During Phase 2 (2010-2011), breaded and processed foods (e.g., frozen nuggets, pre-packaged pizza) were removed and school chefs were trained on scratch cooking methods. Phase 3 (2011-2012) saw an increased use of fresh/frozen fruits and vegetables after a new commodity order. During Phase 4 (2013-2015), chef consulting and training took place. The frequency of side offerings was tracked across phases. Analyses were completed in Fall 2016. Because of limited sample sizes, data from Phases 2 to 4 (intervention phases) were combined for potatoes and desserts. Descriptive statistics were calculated. After adjusting for length of time for each phase, Pearson chi-square tests were conducted to examine changes in offerings of side items by phase. Fresh fruit offerings increased and canned fruit decreased in Phases 1-4 (p=0.001). A significant difference was observed for vegetables (p=0.001), with raw and steamed vegetables increasing and canned vegetables decreasing from Phase 1 to 4. Fresh potatoes (low in sodium) increased and fried potatoes (high in sodium) decreased from Phase 1 to Phases 2-4 (p=0.001). Breads were eliminated entirely in Phase 2, and dessert changes were not significant (p=0.927). This approach to promoting healthier lunch sides is a promising paradigm for improving elementary

  18. The impact of SHS exposure on health status and exacerbations among patients with COPD

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    Mark D Eisner

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Mark D Eisner1,3, Carlos Iribarren3, Edward H Yelin2, Stephen Sidney3, Patricia P Katz2, Gabriela Sanchez3, Paul D Blanc11Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; 2Institute for Health Policy Studies, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA; 3Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, USAAbstract: Secondhand smoke (SHS is a major contributor to indoor air pollution. Because it contains respiratory irritants, it may adversely influence the clinical course of persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD. We used data from nonsmoking members of the FLOW cohort of COPD (n = 809 to elucidate the impact of SHS exposure on health status and exacerbations (requiring emergency department visits or hospitalization. SHS exposure was measured by a validated survey instrument (hours of exposure during the past week. Physical health status was measured by the SF-12 Physical Component Summary Score and disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQL by the Airways Questionnaire 20-R. Health care utilization for COPD was determined from Kaiser Permanente Northern California computerized databases. Compared to no SHS exposure, higher level SHS exposure was associated with poorer physical health status (mean score decrement −1.78 points; 95% confidence interval [CI] −3.48 to −0.074 points after controlling for potential confounders. Higher level SHS exposure was also related to poorer disease-specific HRQL (mean score increment 0.63; 95% CI 0.016 to 1.25 and less distance walked during the Six-Minute Walk test (mean decrement −50 feet; 95% CI −102 to 1.9. Both lower level and higher level SHS exposure was related to increased risk of emergency department (ED visits (hazard ratio [HR] 1.40; 95% CI 0.96 to 2.05 and HR 1.41; 95% CI 0.94 to 2.13. Lower level and higher level SHS exposure were associated with a greater risk of

  19. Discomfort Intolerance Scale: A Study of Reliability and Validity

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    Kadir ÖZDEL

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Discomfort Intolerance Scale was developed by Norman B. Schmidt et al. to assess the individual differences of capacity to withstand physical perturbations or uncomfortable bodily states (2006. The aim of this study is to investigate the validity and reliability of Discomfort Intolerance Scale-Turkish Version (RDÖ. Method: From two different universities, total of 225 students (male=167, female=58 were participated in this study. In order to determine the criterion validity, Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI were used. Construct validity was evaluated by factor analysis after the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO and Barlett test had been performed. To assess the test-retest reliability the scale was re-applied to 54 participants 6 weeks later. Results: To assess construct validity of DIS, factor analyses were performed using varimax principal components analysis with varimax rotation. The factor analysis resulted in two factors named “discomfort (in tolerance” and “discomfort avoidance”. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for the entire scale, discomfort-(intolerance subscale, discomfortavoidance subscale were, .592, .670, .600 respectively. Correlations between two factors of DIS, discomfort intolerance and discomfort avoidance, and Trait Anxiety Inventory of STAI (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory were statistically significant at the level of 0.05. Test-retest reliability was statistically significant at the level of 0.01. Conclusion: Analysis demonstrated that DIS had a satisfactory level of reliability and validity in Turkish university students.

  20. The greatest challenges reported by long-term colorectal cancer survivors with stomas.

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    McMullen, Carmit K; Hornbrook, Mark C; Grant, Marcia; Baldwin, Carol M; Wendel, Christopher S; Mohler, M Jane; Altschuler, Andrea; Ramirez, Michelle; Krouse, Robert S

    2008-04-01

    This paper presents a qualitative analysis of the greatest challenges reported by long-term colorectal cancer survivors with ostomies. Surveys that included an open-ended question about challenges of living with an ostomy were administered at three Kaiser Permanente regions: Northern California, Northwest, and Hawaii. The study was coordinated at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Tucson. The City of Hope Quality of Life Model for Ostomy Patients provided a framework for the study's design, measures, data collection, and data analysis. The study's findings may be generalized broadly to community settings across the United States. Results replicate those of previous research among veterans, California members of the United Ostomy Association, Koreans with ostomies, and colorectal cancer survivors with ostomies residing in the United Kingdom. The greatest challenges reported by 178 colorectal cancer survivors with ostomies confirmed the Institute of Medicine's findings that survivorship is a distinct, chronic phase of cancer care and that cancer's effects are broad and pervasive. The challenges reported by study participants should inform the design, testing and integration of targeted education, early interventions, and ongoing support services for colorectal cancer patients with ostomies.

  1. Red wine consumption not associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer.

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    Chao, Chun; Haque, Reina; Caan, Bette J; Poon, Kwun-Yee T; Tseng, Hung-Fu; Quinn, Virginia P

    2010-01-01

    Red wine contains polyphenol antioxidants that inhibit colorectal cancer (CRC) development in animal studies. We investigated the effect of red wine intake on risk of CRC in the California Men's Health Study (CMHS). CMHS is a prospective, multiethnic cohort of middle-aged men who were members of the Kaiser Permanente (KP) California Health Plans and completed study questionnaires between 2002-2003. Incident CRC were identified from the health plan cancer registries through the end of 2007 (n = 287). To properly account for potential confounding by previous endoscopy screening, we restricted the primary analyses to CMHS men continuously enrolled in KP between 1998-2002 (n = 43,483 and CRC = 176). We used multivariable Cox regression to adjust for important confounders. We did not find an inverse association between moderate red wine intake and risk of CRC. The hazard ratio for consuming >/=1 drink/day (average = 2 drinks/day) was 1.16, 95% confidence intervals 0.56-2.40. There was no linear dose-response. The lack of clear association for red wine intake was consistently observed when we stratified the analyses by CRC stage at diagnosis and cancer site (colon or rectum). Moderate red wine consumption was not associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer in this population of middle-aged men.

  2. Ten-year survival rates of teeth adjacent to treated and untreated posterior bounded edentulous spaces.

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    Aquilino, S A; Shugars, D A; Bader, J D; White, B A

    2001-05-01

    Failure to replace a single missing posterior tooth may lead to a variety of dental problems, which may ultimately result in tooth loss. However, little is known about the fate of the adjacent teeth if a missing posterior tooth is not replaced. This retrospective study evaluated the survival of teeth adjacent to treated and untreated posterior bounded edentulous spaces. Data were obtained from electronic treatment records from the Kaiser Permanente Dental Care Program, Portland, Ore. A final sample of 317 patients who met the study inclusion criteria was identified. Each bounded edentulous space was placed in 1 of 3 treatment categories: untreated, restored with a fixed partial denture, or restored with a removable partial denture. Subsequent treatment and the status of the teeth adjacent to the bounded edentulous space were followed through December 1999. Ten-year Kaplan-Meier survival estimates were generated for each treatment group, and differences in survival were evaluated with the log-rank chi-square test (alpha=.05). There was a significant difference in survival among the 3 treatment categories (P=.005). Spaces restored with a fixed partial denture had longer 10-year survival estimates (92%) than those that remained untreated (81%). Spaces restored with a removable partial denture had the poorest 10-year survival rate (56%). Under the conditions and selection bias associated with this retrospective study, the survival of teeth adjacent to a single posterior edentulous space was negatively associated with removable partial denture placement compared with no treatment or the use of a fixed partial denture.

  3. Compliance and persistence of antidepressants versus anticonvulsants in patients with neuropathic pain during the first year of therapy.

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    Gharibian, Derenik; Polzin, Jennifer K; Rho, Jay P

    2013-05-01

    Neuropathic pain (NP) is a chronic condition that has human, social, and economic consequences. A variety of agents can be used for treatment; however, antidepressants and anticonvulsants are the 2 classes most widely studied and represent first-line agents in the management of NP. Little information is known about the adherence patterns of these medications during the first year of therapy in patients with NP. To examine the compliance and persistence of antidepressants versus anticonvulsants in patients with NP during the first year of therapy. Using electronic medical and pharmacy data for the Kaiser Permanente Southern California region, the adherence patterns for patients with a NP diagnosis prescribed an antidepressant or an anticonvulsant were studied. Compliance and persistence were measured using the medication possession ratio and the Refill-Sequence model, respectively. The study included 1817 patients with NP diagnosis taking either an antidepressant or an anticonvulsant. Within the antidepressant group, 42.9% were considered compliant, compared with 43.7% in the anticonvulsant group. Subanalysis of the 2 cohorts revealed that patients on venlafaxine were the most compliant (69.4%) compared with patients taking gabapentin (44.4%) and tricyclic antidepressants (41.8%) (Panticonvulsant group were considered persistent with their medication refills. Compliance and persistence rates were similar for patients with NP diagnosis taking antidepressants and anticonvulsants. Higher compliance was observed among patients taking venlafaxine; however, this population did have a small sample size.

  4. Trends in Red Blood Cell Transfusion and 30-Day Mortality among Hospitalized Patients

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    Roubinian, Nareg H; Escobar, Gabriel J; Liu, Vincent; Swain, Bix E; Gardner, Marla N; Kipnis, Patricia; Triulzi, Darrell J; Gottschall, Jerome L; Wu, Yan; Carson, Jeffrey L; Kleinman, Steven H; Murphy, Edward L

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    Background Blood conservation strategies have been shown to be effective in decreasing red blood cell (RBC) utilization in specific patient groups. However, few data exist describing the extent of RBC transfusion reduction or their impact on transfusion practice and mortality in a diverse inpatient population. Methods We conducted a retrospective cohort study using comprehensive electronic medical record data from 21 medical facilities in Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC). We examined unadjusted and risk-adjusted RBC transfusion and 30-day mortality coincident with implementation of RBC conservation strategies. Findings The inpatient study cohort included 391,958 patients who experienced 685,753 hospitalizations. From 2009 to 2013, the incidence of RBC transfusion decreased from 14.0% to 10.8% of hospitalizations; this change coincided with a decline in pre-transfusion hemoglobin levels from 8.1 to 7.6 g/dL. Decreased RBC utilization affected broad groups of admission diagnoses and was most pronounced in patients with a nadir hemoglobin level between 8 and 9 g/dL (n=73,057; 50.8% to 19.3%). During the study period, the standard deviation of risk adjusted RBC transfusion incidence across hospitals decreased by 44% (p blood conservation strategies, RBC transfusion incidence and pre-transfusion hemoglobin levels decreased broadly across medical and surgical patients. Variation in RBC transfusion incidence across hospitals decreased from 2010 to 2013. Consistent with clinical trial data, more restrictive transfusion practice did not appear to impact 30-day mortality. PMID:25135770

  5. Serum phosphorus and association with anemia among a large diverse population with and without chronic kidney disease

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    Tran, Lac; Batech, Michael; Rhee, Connie M.; Streja, Elani; Kalantar-Zadeh, Kamyar; Jacobsen, Steven J.; Sim, John J.

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    Background We hypothesized that phosphorus has an effect on anemia in both normal kidney function and early chronic kidney disease (CKD). We sought to determine whether higher phosphorus levels are associated with anemia in a large diverse population without CKD and early CKD. Methods This study is a historical population-based study within the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health system (1 January 1998 to 31 December 2013) among individuals aged 18 years and older with estimated glomerular filtration rate >30 mL/min/1.73 m2 and measurements of serum phosphorus, creatinine and hemoglobin. Individuals were excluded if they had secondary causes of anemia. Odds ratio (OR) estimated for moderate anemia defined as hemoglobin phosphorus levels ≥3.5 mg/dL were associated with both mild and moderate anemia. Moderate anemia OR (95% confidence interval) was 1.16 (1.04–1.29) for every 0.5 mg/dL phosphorus increase and 1.26 (1.07–1.48) in the highest versus middle phosphorus tertile. Additional independent anemia risk factors, including female sex, Asian race, diabetes, low albumin and low iron saturation, were observed, but did not alter the anemia–phosphorus association. Conclusions Higher phosphorus levels were associated with a greater likelihood for anemia in a population with early CKD and normal kidney function. Phosphorus may be a biomarker for anemia and may affect aspects of hematopoiesis. PMID:26254460

  6. Community relations 2.0.

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    Kane, Gerald C; Fichman, Robert G; Gallaugher, John; Glaser, John

    2009-11-01

    Before the Internet, organizations had far more time to monitor and respond to community activity, but that luxury is long gone, leaving them in dire need of a coherent outreach strategy, fresh skills, and adaptive tactics. Drawing on the authors' study of more than two dozen firms, this article describes the changes wrought by social media in particular and shows managers how to take advantage of them--lessons that Kaiser Permanente, Domino's, and others learned the hard way. Social media platforms enhance the power of communities by promoting deep relationships, facilitating rapid organization, improving the creation and synthesis of knowledge, and enabling robust filtering of information. The authors cite many examples from the health care industry, where social media participation is vigorous and influential. For instance, members of Sermo, an online network exclusively for doctors, used the site to call attention to and organize against insurers' proposed reimbursement cuts. And on PatientsLikeMe, where people share details about their chronic diseases and the treatments they've pursued, charts and progress curves help members visualize their own complex histories and allow comparisons and feedback among peers. As you modernize your company's approach to community outreach, you'll need to assemble a social media team equipped to identify new opportunities for engagement and prevent brand damage. In the most successful firms the authors studied, community management was a dedicated function, combining marketing, public relations, and information technology skills.

  7. Infants 1-90 days old hospitalized with human rhinovirus infection.

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    Bender, Jeffrey M; Taylor, Charla S; Cumpio, Joven; Novak, Susan M; She, Rosemary C; Steinberg, Evan A; Marlowe, Elizabeth M

    2014-09-01

    Human rhinovirus (HRV) is a common cause of respiratory illness in children. The impact of HRV infection on 1- to 90-day-old infants is unclear. We hypothesized that HRV infection would be clinically similar to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in the hospitalized infants. We conducted a retrospective study of hospitalized infants, who were 1-90 days old, with HRV or RSV within the Southern California Kaiser Permanente network over a 1-year period (August 2010 to October 2011). We identified 245 hospitalized infants who underwent respiratory virus testing. HRV was found in 52 infants (21%) compared to 79 infants (32%) with RSV (P = 0.008). Infants with HRV infection experienced longer hospital stays compared to those with RSV (median length of stay 4 days vs. 3 days, P = 0.009) and had fewer short hospital stays ≤3 days (P = 0.029). There was a trend in infants with HRV infection to be younger (P = 0.071) and have more fevers (P = 0.052). Recent advances in diagnostics allow for identification of a broad range of viral pathogens in infants. Compared to RSV, HRV was associated with longer hospital stays. Additional studies and improved, more specific testing, methods are needed to further define the effects of HRV infection in infants 1-90 days old. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  8. Evaluation of patient and proxy responses on the activity measure for postacute care.

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    Jette, Alan M; Ni, Pengsheng; Rasch, Elizabeth K; Appelman, Jed; Sandel, M Elizabeth; Terdiman, Joseph; Chan, Leighton

    2012-03-01

    Our objective was to examine the agreement between adult patients with stroke and family member or clinician proxies in activity measure for postacute care (AM-PAC) summary scores for daily activity, basic mobility, and applied cognitive function. This study involved 67 patients with stroke admitted to a hospital within the Kaiser Permanente of Northern California system and were participants in a parent study on stroke outcomes. Each participant and proxy respondent completed the AM-PAC by personal or telephone interview at the point of hospital discharge or during ≥1 transitions to different postacute care settings. The results suggest that for patients with a stroke proxy, AM-PAC data are robust for family or clinician proxy assessment of basic mobility function and clinician proxy assessment of daily activity function, but less robust for family proxy assessment of daily activity function and for all proxy groups' assessments of applied cognitive function. The pattern of disagreement between patient and proxy was, on average, relatively small and random. There was little evidence of systematic bias between proxy and patient reports of their functional status. The degree of concordance between patient and proxy was similar for those with moderate to severe strokes compared with mild strokes. Patient and proxy ratings on the AM-PAC achieved adequate agreement for use in stroke research when using proxy respondents could reduce sample selection bias. The AM-PAC data can be implemented across institutional as well as community care settings while achieving precision and reducing respondent burden.

  9. A Survey of Parents with Children on the Autism Spectrum: Experience with Services and Treatments.

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    Becerra, Tracy A; Massolo, Maria L; Yau, Vincent M; Owen-Smith, Ashli A; Lynch, Frances L; Crawford, Phillip M; Pearson, Kathryn A; Pomichowski, Magdalena E; Quinn, Virginia P; Yoshida, Cathleen K; Croen, Lisa A

    2017-01-01

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are lifelong neurodevelopmental disorders, and little is known about how parents address the health and psychosocial consequences of ASD. Few studies have examined use of various treatments and services in a large, diverse sample of children with ASD and their families. This paper presents methods to create an autism research resource across multiple large health delivery systems and describes services and treatments used by children with ASD and their families. Four study sites conducted a Web survey of parents of children and adolescents with ASD who were members of Kaiser Permanente. We tabulated data distributions of survey responses and calculated χ 2 statistics for differences between responders and nonresponders. The children of the 1155 respondents were racially and ethnically diverse (55% white, 6% black, 5% Asian, 9% multiracial, 24% Hispanic) and representative of the total population invited to participate with respect to child sex (83% male), child age (57% Education Programs (85%), family physician visits (78%), and occupational and speech therapy (55% and 60%, respectively). Home-based programs frequently included implementation of social skills training (44%) and behavior management (42%). Prescription medication use was high (48%). Caregivers reported disruption of personal and family routines because of problem behaviors. These survey data help to elucidate parents' experiences with health services for their children with ASD and serve as a potential resource for future research.

  10. Ten-year detection rate of brain arteriovenous malformations in a large, multiethnic, defined population.

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    Gabriel, Rodney A; Kim, Helen; Sidney, Stephen; McCulloch, Charles E; Singh, Vineeta; Johnston, S Claiborne; Ko, Nerissa U; Achrol, Achal S; Zaroff, Jonathan G; Young, William L

    2010-01-01

    To evaluate whether increased neuroimaging use is associated with increased brain arteriovenous malformation (BAVM) detection, we examined detection rates in the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program of northern California between 1995 and 2004. We reviewed medical records, radiology reports, and administrative databases to identify BAVMs, intracranial aneurysms (IAs: subarachnoid hemorrhage [SAH] and unruptured aneurysms), and other vascular malformations (OVMs: dural fistulas, cavernous malformations, Vein of Galen malformations, and venous malformations). Poisson regression (with robust standard errors) was used to test for trend. Random-effects meta-analysis generated a pooled measure of BAVM detection rate from 6 studies. We identified 401 BAVMs (197 ruptured, 204 unruptured), 570 OVMs, and 2892 IAs (2079 SAHs and 813 unruptured IAs). Detection rates per 100 000 person-years were 1.4 (95% CI, 1.3 to 1.6) for BAVMs, 2.0 (95% CI, 1.8 to 2.3) for OVMs, and 10.3 (95% CI, 9.9 to 10.7) for IAs. Neuroimaging utilization increased 12% per year during the time period (PIAs (PIAs (P4) per 100 000 person-years, without heterogeneity between studies (P=0.25). Rates for BAVMs, OVMs, and IAs in this large, multiethnic population were similar to those in other series. During 1995 to 2004, a period of increasing neuroimaging utilization, we did not observe an increased rate of detection of unruptured BAVMs, despite increased detection of unruptured IAs.

  11. Predictors of Bowel Function in Long-term Rectal Cancer Survivors with Anastomosis.

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    Alavi, Mubarika; Wendel, Christopher S; Krouse, Robert S; Temple, Larissa; Hornbrook, Mark C; Bulkley, Joanna E; McMullen, Carmit K; Grant, Marcia; Herrinton, Lisa J

    2017-11-01

    Bowel function in long-term rectal cancer survivors with anastomosis has not been characterized adequately. We hypothesized that bowel function is associated with patient, disease, and treatment characteristics. The cohort study included Kaiser Permanente members who were long-term (≥5 years) rectal cancer survivors with anastomosis. Bowel function was scored using the self-administered, 14-item Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Bowel Function Index. Patient, cancer, and treatment variables were collected from the electronic medical chart. We used multiple regression to assess the relationship of patient- and treatment-related variables with the bowel function score. The study included 381 anastomosis patients surveyed an average 12 years after their rectal cancer surgeries. The total bowel function score averaged 53 (standard deviation, 9; range, 31-70, higher scores represent better function). Independent factors associated with worse total bowel function score included receipt of radiation therapy (yes vs. no: 5.3-unit decrement, p 6 cm: 3.2-unit decrement, p decrement, p decrement, p model explained 20% of the variation in the total bowel function score. Low tumor location, radiation therapy, temporary ostomy during initial treatment, and history of smoking were linked with decreased long-term bowel function following an anastomosis. These results should improve decision-making about surgical options.

  12. Patient attitudes about the clinical use of placebo: qualitative perspectives from a telephone survey.

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    Ortiz, Robin; Chandros Hull, Sara; Colloca, Luana

    2016-04-04

    To examine qualitative responses regarding the use of placebo treatments in medical care in a sample of US patients.Survey studies suggest a deliberate clinical use of placebos by physicians, and prior research has found that although most US patients find placebo use acceptable, the rationale for these beliefs is largely unknown. Members of the Outpatient Clinic at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California interviewed research participants who had been seen for a chronic health problem at least once in the prior 6 months. 853 women (61%) and men, white (58%) and non-white participants aged 18-75 years. Qualitative responses on perceptions of placebo use from one-time telephone surveys were analysed for common themes and associations with demographic variables. Prior results indicated that a majority of respondents felt it acceptable for doctors to recommend placebo treatments. Our study found that a lack of harm (n=291, 46.1%) and potential benefit (n=250, 39.6%) were the most common themes to justify acceptability of placebo use. Responses citing potential benefit were associated with higher education (r=0.787; pright to know and power of the mind. Older age was associated with likelihood to cite overall physician, as opposed to treatment, related themes (r=0.753; prights-and-licensing/

  13. Prevalence of Childhood and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity from 2003 to 2010 in an Integrated Health Care Delivery System

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    Scott Gee

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    Full Text Available An observational study of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC BMI coding distributions was conducted to ascertain the trends in overweight and obesity prevalence among KPNC members aged 2–19 between the periods of 2003–2005 and 2009-2010. A decrease in the prevalence of overweight (−11.1% change and obesity (−3.6% change and an increase in the prevalence of healthy weight (+2.7% change were demonstrated. Children aged 2–5 had the greatest improvement in obesity prevalence (−11.5% change. Adolescents aged 12–19 were the only age group to not show a decrease in obesity prevalence. Of the racial and ethnic groups, Hispanics/Latinos had the highest prevalence of obesity across all age groups. The KPNC prevalence of overweight and obesity compares favorably to external benchmarks, although differences in methodologies limit our ability to draw conclusions. Physician counseling as well as weight management programs and sociodemographic factors may have contributed to the overall improvements in BMI in the KPNC population. Physician training, practice tools, automated BMI reminders and performance feedback improved the frequency and quality of physician counseling. BMI screening and counseling at urgent visits, in addition to well-child care visits, increased the reach and dose of physician counseling.

  14. Shared familial transmission of autism spectrum and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders.

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    Musser, Erica D; Hawkey, Elizabeth; Kachan-Liu, Svetlana S; Lees, Paul; Roullet, Jean-Baptiste; Goddard, Katrina; Steiner, Robert D; Nigg, Joel T

    2014-07-01

    To determine whether familial transmission is shared between autism spectrum disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, we assessed the prevalence, rates of comorbidity, and familial transmission of both disorders in a large population-based sample of children during a recent 7 year period. Study participants included all children born to parents with the Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW) Health Plan between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2004 (n = 35,073). Children and mothers with physician-identified autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were identified via electronic medical records maintained for all KPNW members. Among children aged 6-12 years, prevalence was 2.0% for ADHD and 0.8% for ASD; within those groups, 0.2% of the full sample (19% of the ASD sample and 9.6% of the ADHD sample) had co-occurring ASD and ADHD, when all children were included. When mothers had a diagnosis of ADHD, first born offspring were at 6-fold risk of ADHD alone (OR = 5.02, p disorders shares familial transmission with ADHD. ADHD and ASD have a partially overlapping diathesis. © 2014 The Authors. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. © 2014 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

  15. Can We Predict Individual Combined Benefit and Harm of Therapy? Warfarin Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation as a Test Case.

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    Full Text Available To construct and validate a prediction model for individual combined benefit and harm outcomes (stroke with no major bleeding, major bleeding with no stroke, neither event, or both in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF with and without warfarin therapy.Using the Kaiser Permanente Colorado databases, we included patients newly diagnosed with AF between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2012 for model construction and validation. The primary outcome was a prediction model of composite of stroke or major bleeding using polytomous logistic regression (PLR modelling. The secondary outcome was a prediction model of all-cause mortality using the Cox regression modelling.We included 9074 patients with 4537 and 4537 warfarin users and non-users, respectively. In the derivation cohort (n = 4632, there were 136 strokes (2.94%, 280 major bleedings (6.04% and 1194 deaths (25.78% occurred. In the prediction models, warfarin use was not significantly associated with risk of stroke, but increased the risk of major bleeding and decreased the risk of death. Both the PLR and Cox models were robust, internally and externally validated, and with acceptable model performances.In this study, we introduce a new methodology for predicting individual combined benefit and harm outcomes associated with warfarin therapy for patients with AF. Should this approach be validated in other patient populations, it has potential advantages over existing risk stratification approaches as a patient-physician aid for shared decision-making.

  16. Food Insecurity in Older Adults in an Integrated Health Care System.

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    Steiner, John F; Stenmark, Sandra H; Sterrett, Andrew T; Paolino, Andrea R; Stiefel, Matthew; Gozansky, Wendolyn S; Zeng, Chan

    2018-05-01

    To estimate food insecurity prevalence and develop a statistical prediction model for food insecurity. Retrospective cohort study. Kaiser Permanente Colorado. Adult members who completed a pre-Medicare Annual Wellness Visit survey. Food insecurity was assessed using a single screening question. Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics from electronic health records and self-reported characteristics from the survey were used to develop the prediction model. Of 130,208 older adult members between January 2012 and December 2015, 50,097 (38.5%) completed food insecurity screening, 2,859 of whom (5.7% of respondents) reported food insecurity. The prevalence of food insecurity was 10.0% or greater among individuals who were black or Hispanic, had less than high school education, had Medicaid insurance, were extremely obese, had poor health status or quality of life, had depression or anxiety, had impairments in specific activities of daily living, had other nutritional risk factors, or were socially isolated (all pinsecurity and those without and 14.3% of individuals in the highest quintile of risk reported food insecurity. Food insecurity is prevalent even in older adults with private-sector healthcare coverage. Specific individual characteristics, and a model based on those characteristics, can identify older adults at higher risk of food insecurity. System-level interventions will be necessary to connect older adults with community-based food resources. © 2018, Copyright the Authors Journal compilation © 2018, The American Geriatrics Society.

  17. Outcomes in Patients Treated with a Novel, Simple Method for Hemostasis of Dermal Avulsion Injuries.

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    Dowling, Sean Taylor; Lin, Brian Wai

    2017-10-01

    A recently described technique proposes a simple method to achieve permanent hemostasis of distal fingertip dermal avulsion injuries. It is simple to learn and easy to perform with readily available materials found in most emergency departments. However, long-term outcomes for patients treated with this technique have not yet been evaluated. A primary objective of the current article is to provide safety data for the technique using an off-label product indication. Emergency department of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco, California. Six patients were treated in the emergency department for fingertip dermal avulsion injuries using a tourniquet and tissue adhesive glue (Dermabond by Ethicon, Somerville, New Jersey). Patients were subsequently contacted to assess healing and satisfaction with cosmetic outcome through interview and photographs of their wounds at 9 months following the date of injury. All 6 patients were satisfied with the cosmetic outcome of treatment, and none received a diagnosis of serious complications. This series demonstrates cosmetic outcomes for injuries treated with the technique, highlights potential problems that may be perceived by patients during their clinical course, and creates the groundwork for a larger clinical study examining the use of the technique.

  18. [The PROPRESE trial: results of a new health care organizational model in primary care for patients with chronic coronary heart disease based on a multifactorial intervention].

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    Ruescas-Escolano, Esther; Orozco-Beltran, Domingo; Gaubert-Tortosa, María; Navarro-Palazón, Ana; Cordero-Fort, Alberto; Navarro-Pérez, Jorge; Carratalá-Munuera, Concepción; Pertusa-Martínez, Salvador; Soler-Bahilo, Enrique; Brotons-Muntó, Francisco; Bort-Cubero, Jose; Núñez-Martínez, Miguel A; Bertomeu-Martínez, Vicente; López-Pineda, Adriana; Gil-Guillén, Vicente F

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    Comparison of the results from the EUROASPIRE I to the EUROASPIRE III, in patients with coronary heart disease, shows that the prevalence of uncontrolled risk factors remains high. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new multifactorial intervention in order to improve health care for chronic coronary heart disease patients in primary care. In this randomized clinical trial with a 1-year follow-up period, we recruited patients with a diagnosis of coronary heart disease (145 for the intervention group and 1461 for the control group). An organizational intervention on the patient-professional relationship (centered on the Chronic Care Model, the Stanford Expert Patient Programme and the Kaiser Permanente model) and formative strategy for professionals were carried out. The main outcomes were smoking control, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP). A multivariate analysis was performed. The characteristics of patients were: age (68.4±11.8 years), male (71.6%), having diabetes mellitus (51.3%), dyslipidemia (68.5%), arterial hypertension (76.7%), non-smokers (76.1%); LDL-C cardiovascular risk factors control (smoking, LDL-C and SBP). Chronic care strategies may be an efficacy tool to help clinicians to involve the patients with a diagnosis of CHD to reach better outcomes. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.

  19. Comparing Hospital Processes and Outcomes in California Medicare Beneficiaries: Simulation Prompts Reconsideration.

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    Escobar, Gabriel J; Baker, Jennifer M; Turk, Benjamin J; Draper, David; Liu, Vincent; Kipnis, Patricia

    2017-01-01

    This article is not a traditional research report. It describes how conducting a specific set of benchmarking analyses led us to broader reflections on hospital benchmarking. We reexamined an issue that has received far less attention from researchers than in the past: How variations in the hospital admission threshold might affect hospital rankings. Considering this threshold made us reconsider what benchmarking is and what future benchmarking studies might be like. Although we recognize that some of our assertions are speculative, they are based on our reading of the literature and previous and ongoing data analyses being conducted in our research unit. We describe the benchmarking analyses that led to these reflections. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Hospital Compare Web site includes data on fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries but does not control for severity of illness, which requires physiologic data now available in most electronic medical records.To address this limitation, we compared hospital processes and outcomes among Kaiser Permanente Northern California's (KPNC) Medicare Advantage beneficiaries and non-KPNC California Medicare beneficiaries between 2009 and 2010. We assigned a simulated severity of illness measure to each record and explored the effect of having the additional information on outcomes. We found that if the admission severity of illness in non-KPNC hospitals increased, KPNC hospitals' mortality performance would appear worse; conversely, if admission severity at non-KPNC hospitals' decreased, KPNC hospitals' performance would appear better. Future hospital benchmarking should consider the impact of variation in admission thresholds.

  20. Vitamin D-Binding Protein Polymorphisms, 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, Sunshine and Multiple Sclerosis

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    Annette Langer-Gould

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Blacks have different dominant polymorphisms in the vitamin D-binding protein (DBP gene that result in higher bioavailable vitamin D than whites. This study tested whether the lack of association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD and multiple sclerosis (MS risk in blacks and Hispanics is due to differences in these common polymorphisms (rs7041, rs4588. We recruited incident MS cases and controls (blacks 116 cases/131 controls; Hispanics 183/197; whites 247/267 from Kaiser Permanente Southern California. AA is the dominant rs7041 genotype in blacks (70.0% whereas C is the dominant allele in whites (79.0% AC/CC and Hispanics (77.1%. Higher 25OHD levels were associated with a lower risk of MS in whites who carried at least one copy of the C allele but not AA carriers. No association was found in Hispanics or blacks regardless of genotype. Higher ultraviolet radiation exposure was associated with a lower risk of MS in blacks (OR = 0.06, Hispanics and whites who carried at least one copy of the C allele but not in others. Racial/ethnic variations in bioavailable vitamin D do not explain the lack of association between 25OHD and MS in blacks and Hispanics. These findings further challenge the biological plausibility of vitamin D deficiency as causal for MS.

  1. Creativity and Innovation in Health Care: Tapping Into Organizational Enablers Through Human-Centered Design.

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    Zuber, Christi Dining; Moody, Louise

    There is an increasing drive in health care for creativity and innovation to tackle key health challenges, improve quality and access, and reduce harm and costs. Human-centered design (HCD) is a potential approach to achieving organizational innovation. However, research suggests the nursing workforce feels unsupported to take the risks needed for innovation, and leaders may not understand the conditions required to fully support them. The aim of this study was to identify enabling conditions that support frontline nurses in their attempts to behave as champions of innovation and change. An HCD workshop was undertaken with 125 nurses employed in clinical practice at Kaiser Permanente. The workshop included empathy mapping and semistructured questions that probed participant experiences with innovation and change. The data were collated and thematic analysis undertaken through a Grounded Theory approach. The data were analyzed to identify key enabling conditions. Seven enablers emerged: personal need for a solution; challenges that have meaningful purpose; clarity of goal and control of resources; active experimentation; experiences indicating progress; positive encouragement and confidence; and provision of psychological safety. These enablers were then translated into pragmatic guidelines for leaders on how the tools of HCD may be leveraged for innovation and change in health care.

  2. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG LONG-TERM COLORECTAL CANCER SURVIVORS WITH OSTOMIES

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    Grant, Marcia; McMullen, Carmit K.; Altschuler, Andrea; Mohler, M. Jane; Hornbrook, Mark C.; Herrinton, Lisa J.; Wendel, Christopher S.; Baldwin, Carol M.; Krouse, Robert S.

    2011-01-01

    Objective To describe how gender shapes the concerns and adaptations of long-term (> 5 years) colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors with ostomies. Design Qualitative study using content analysis of focus group content. Setting Member of Kaiser Permanente, residing in either Oregon, Southwest Washington State, or Northern California. Sample Four female and four male focus groups selected from quantitative survey participants with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores in the highest or lowest quartile. Methods Eight focus groups, discussed challenges of living with an ostomy. Content was recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using directive and summative content analysis. Main Research Variables HRQOL domains of physical, psychological, social and spiritual well being. Findings All groups reported avoiding foods that cause gas or rapid transit, and discussed how limiting the amount of food eaten controlled the output. All groups discussed physical activities, getting support from friends and family, and the importance of being resilient. Both genders identified challenges with sexuality/intimacy. Coping and adjustment difficulties were discussed by women with men only discussing these issues to a small extent. Difficulties with sleep were primarily identified by Low HRQOL women. Problems with body image and depression were discussed only by Low HRQOL women. Conclusions Common issues included diet management, physical activity, social support and sexuality. Women with low HRQOL discussed problems with depression, body image, and sleep. Implications for Nursing Application of these gender-based differences can inform educational interventions for CRC survivors with ostomies. PMID:21875846

  3. Obesity during childhood and adolescence increases susceptibility to multiple sclerosis after accounting for established genetic and environmental risk factors

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    Gianfrancesco, Milena A.; Acuna, Brigid; Shen, Ling; Briggs, Farren B.S.; Quach, Hong; Bellesis, Kalliope H.; Bernstein, Allan; Hedstrom, Anna K.; Kockum, Ingrid; Alfredsson, Lars; Olsson, Tomas; Schaefer, Catherine; Barcellos, Lisa F.

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the association between obesity and multiple sclerosis (MS) while accounting for established genetic and environmental risk factors. Methods Participants included members of Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Plan, Northern California Region (KPNC) (1,235 MS cases and 697 controls). Logistic regression models were used to estimate odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI). Body mass index (BMI) or body size was the primary predictor of each model. Both incident and prevalent MS cases were studied. Results In analyses stratified by gender, being overweight at age 10 and 20 were associated with MS in females (prisk of MS for females with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 was observed (OR = 2.15, 95% CI 1.18, 3.92). Significant associations between BMI in 20’s and MS in males were not observed. Multivariate modeling demonstrated that significant associations between BMI or body size with MS in females persisted after adjusting for history of infectious mononucleosis and genetic risk factors, including HLA-DRB1*15:01 and established non-HLA risk alleles. Interpretation Results show that childhood and adolescence obesity confer increased risk of MS in females beyond established heritable and environmental risk factors. Strong evidence for a dose-effect of BMI in 20’s and MS was observed. The magnitude of BMI association with MS is as large as other known MS risk factors. PMID:25263833

  4. Incidence and hospitalization rates of varicella and herpes zoster before varicella vaccine introduction: a baseline assessment of the shifting epidemiology of varicella disease.

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    Coplan, P; Black, S; Rojas, C; Shinefield, H; Ray, P; Lewis, E; Guess, H

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    A 15-year postmarketing evaluation of the impact of varicella vaccine on the age distribution of varicella disease is being conducted at Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California (KPMCP). We report on a baseline assessment of the age-specific incidence and hospitalization rates of varicella and herpes zoster that was conducted before vaccine introduction. To assess the annual incidence of varicella, a telephone survey was conducted in a random sample of approximately 8,000 youths 5 to 19 years of age. The annual incidence of hospitalizations for varicella and herpes zoster in 1994 was assessed with the use of the computerized database at KPMCP. Varicella annual incidence was 10.3% in 5- to 9-year-olds, 1.9% in 10- to 14-year-olds and 1.2% in the 15- to 19-year age groups, respectively. Hospitalization rates among the entire KPMCP membership were 2.6 and 2.1 per 100,000 person years for varicella and zoster, respectively. Varicella incidence in the 15- to 19-year age group was higher among African-Americans than among Caucasians. Varicella rates were similar in the 5- to 9- and 10- to 14-year age groups to rates from other published studies conducted in 1972 to 1978, 1980 to 1988 and 1990 to 1992; however, the rate in 15- to 19-year-olds was 2 to 4 times higher than published rates in the same age category.

  5. Prevalence of migraine in a diverse community--electronic methods for migraine ascertainment in a large integrated health plan.

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    Pressman, Alice; Jacobson, Alice; Eguilos, Roderick; Gelfand, Amy; Huynh, Cynthia; Hamilton, Luisa; Avins, Andrew; Bakshi, Nandini; Merikangas, Kathleen

    2016-04-01

    The growing availability of electronic health data provides an opportunity to ascertain diagnosis-specific cases via systematic methods for sample recruitment for clinical research and health services evaluation. We developed and implemented a migraine probability algorithm (MPA) to identify migraine from electronic health records (EHR) in an integrated health plan. We identified all migraine outpatient diagnoses and all migraine-specific prescriptions for a five-year period (April 2008-March 2013) from the Kaiser Permanente, Northern California (KPNC) EHR. We developed and evaluated the MPA in two independent samples, and derived prevalence estimates of medically-ascertained migraine in KPNC by age, sex, and race. The period prevalence of medically-ascertained migraine among KPNC adults during April 2008-March 2013 was 10.3% (women: 15.5%, men: 4.5%). Estimates peaked with age in women but remained flat for men. Prevalence among Asians was half that of whites. We demonstrate the feasibility of an EHR-based algorithm to identify cases of diagnosed migraine and determine that prevalence patterns by our methods yield results comparable to aggregate estimates of treated migraine based on direct interviews in population-based samples. This inexpensive, easily applied EHR-based algorithm provides a new opportunity for monitoring changes in migraine prevalence and identifying potential participants for research studies. © International Headache Society 2015.

  6. Prevalence of migraine in a diverse community—electronic methods for migraine ascertainment in a large integrated health plan

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    Pressman, Alice; Jacobson, Alice; Eguilos, Roderick; Gelfand, Amy; Huynh, Cynthia; Hamilton, Luisa; Avins, Andrew; Bakshi, Nandini; Merikangas, Kathleen

    2016-01-01

    Introduction The growing availability of electronic health data provides an opportunity to ascertain diagnosis-specific cases via systematic methods for sample recruitment for clinical research and health services evaluation. We developed and implemented a migraine probability algorithm (MPA) to identify migraine from electronic health records (EHR) in an integrated health plan. Methods We identified all migraine outpatient diagnoses and all migraine-specific prescriptions for a five-year period (April 2008–March 2013) from the Kaiser Permanente, Northern California (KPNC) EHR. We developed and evaluated the MPA in two independent samples, and derived prevalence estimates of medically-ascertained migraine in KPNC by age, sex, and race. Results The period prevalence of medically-ascertained migraine among KPNC adults during April 2008–March 2013 was 10.3% (women: 15.5%, men: 4.5%). Estimates peaked with age in women but remained flat for men. Prevalence among Asians was half that of whites. Conclusions We demonstrate the feasibility of an EHR-based algorithm to identify cases of diagnosed migraine and determine that prevalence patterns by our methods yield results comparable to aggregate estimates of treated migraine based on direct interviews in population-based samples. This inexpensive, easily applied EHR-based algorithm provides a new opportunity for monitoring changes in migraine prevalence and identifying potential participants for research studies. PMID:26069243

  7. Turkish Version of Kolcaba's Immobilization Comfort Questionnaire: A Validity and Reliability Study.

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    Tosun, Betül; Aslan, Özlem; Tunay, Servet; Akyüz, Aygül; Özkan, Hüseyin; Bek, Doğan; Açıksöz, Semra

    2015-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Immobilization Comfort Questionnaire (ICQ). The sample used in this methodological study consisted of 121 patients undergoing lower extremity arthroscopy in a training and research hospital. The validity study of the questionnaire assessed language validity, structural validity and criterion validity. Structural validity was evaluated via exploratory factor analysis. Criterion validity was evaluated by assessing the correlation between the visual analog scale (VAS) scores (i.e., the comfort and pain VAS scores) and the ICQ scores using Spearman's correlation test. The Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin coefficient and Bartlett's test of sphericity were used to determine the suitability of the data for factor analysis. Internal consistency was evaluated to determine reliability. The data were analyzed with SPSS version 15.00 for Windows. Descriptive statistics were presented as frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviations. A p value ≤ .05 was considered statistically significant. A moderate positive correlation was found between the ICQ scores and the VAS comfort scores; a moderate negative correlation was found between the ICQ and the VAS pain measures in the criterion validity analysis. Cronbach α values of .75 and .82 were found for the first and second measurements, respectively. The findings of this study reveal that the ICQ is a valid and reliable tool for assessing the comfort of patients in Turkey who are immobilized because of lower extremity orthopedic problems. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  8. Sexual behavioral abstine HIV/AIDS questionnaire: Validation study of an Iranian questionnaire.

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    Najarkolaei, Fatemeh Rahmati; Niknami, Shamsaddin; Shokravi, Farkhondeh Amin; Tavafian, Sedigheh Sadat; Fesharaki, Mohammad Gholami; Jafari, Mohammad Reza

    2014-01-01

    This study was designed to assess the validity and reliability of the designed sexual, behavioral abstinence, and avoidance of high-risk situation questionnaire (SBAHAQ), with an aim to construct an appropriate development tool in the Iranian population. A descriptive-analytic study was conducted among female undergraduate students of Tehran University, who were selected through cluster random sampling. After reviewing the questionnaires and investigating face and content validity, internal consistency of the questionnaire was assessed by Cronbach's alpha. Explanatory and confirmatory factor analysis was conducted using SPSS and AMOS 16 Software, respectively. The sample consisted of 348 female university students with a mean age of 20.69 ± 1.63 years. The content validity ratio (CVR) coefficient was 0.85 and the reliability of each section of the questionnaire was as follows: Perceived benefit (PB; 0.87), behavioral intention (BI; 0.77), and self-efficacy (SE; 0.85) (Cronbach's alpha totally was 0.83). Explanatory factor analysis showed three factors, including SE, PB, and BI, with the total variance of 61% and Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) index of 88%. These factors were also confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis [adjusted goodness of fitness index (AGFI) = 0.939, root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA) = 0.039]. This study showed the designed questionnaire provided adequate construct validity and reliability, and could be adequately used to measure sexual abstinence and avoidance of high-risk situations among female students.

  9. A STUDY ON THE INTERACTION BETWEEN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING PRACTICE

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    Ana Paula Batista da Silva

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to analyze the interaction between scientific research and professional accounting practice. In this exploratory study, as it examines a theme that has been little explored in Brazil, a quantitative approach was adopted and a survey was used as the data collection technique, supported by a research instrument with questions on aspects like: interest in and use of research; study and development of themes; means to disseminate the research; and causes of the gap between research and practice. Considering the objectives, it is classified as descriptive, since it was described how this interaction occurs. Data were analyze through factor analysis in R, resuming them in factors for further analysis, validated through the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO test and Bartlett’s sphericity yet. In conclusion, due to their different characteristics, it is natural that some distancing exists between research and accounting practice. This can be minimized though, among other factors, through professionals’ great interest in knowing and applying the research results in practice, and also by confirming that the most researched themes in accountancy are the themes of greatest interest in accounting professionals’ opinion. These results suggest that greater attention is due to the interaction and communication between the academy and accounting professionals, with a view to greater efficacy.

  10. Achieving performance breakthroughs in an HMO business process through quality planning.

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    Hanan, K B

    1993-01-01

    Kaiser Permanente's Georgia Region commissioned a quality planning team to design a new process to improve payments to its suppliers and vendors. The result of the team's effort was a 73 percent reduction in cycle time. This team's experiences point to the advantages of process redesign as a quality planning model, as well as some general guidelines for its most effective use in teams. If quality planning project teams are carefully configured, sufficiently expert in the existing process, and properly supported by management, organizations can achieve potentially dramatic improvements in process performance using this approach.

  11. How dentists diagnose and treat defective restorations: evidence from the dental practice-based research network

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    Gordan, Valeria V; Garvan, Cynthia W; Richman, Joshua S

    2009-01-01

    , Norway and Sweden. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to all DPBRN practitioner-investigators who reported doing some restorative dentistry (n = 901). Questions included clinical case scenarios that used text and clinical photographs of defective restorations. Dentists were asked what type of treatment......OBJECTIVES: To (1) identify and quantify the types of treatment that dentists use to manage defective dental restorations and (2) identify characteristics that are associated with these dentists' decisions to replace existing restorations. The Dental Practice-Based Research Network (DPBRN) consists...... of dentists in outpatient practices from five regions: AL/MS: Alabama/Mississippi; FL/GA: Florida/Georgia; MN: dentists employed by HealthPartners and private practitioners in Minnesota; PDA: Permanente Dental Associates in cooperation with Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research and SK: Denmark...

  12. Adubação do milho: XXIV - Resultados de um ensaio permanente com estêrco, calcário e NPK mineral Fertilizer experiments with corn: XXIV - First 9-year results of a long term trial with manure, limestone, and NPK fertilizer

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    L. T. Miranda

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    .This paper reports the first 9-year results of an experiment in which the effects of manure, limestone, and a NPK fertilizer are being tested on continuous corn. The experiment is located at Campinas, on a «terra-roxa-misturada» soil fairly fertile with the initial pH of 5.6. The corn yields were generally satisfactory and tended to increase during the indicated period, this being attributed to the accumulation of residues of the successive fertilizer applications and the use of more productive hybrids. The average effect of lime was null, but its interaction with NPK was significant and positive: in the absence and in the presence of NPK respectively, the responses to lime corresponded to -205 and +204 kg/ha (kilograms per hectare. The yield increases due to manure were very good and more or less constant during the period studied. Its interaction with NPK was significant and negative: +1,340 kg/ha in the absence and only +443 kg/ha in the presence of NPK. As to NPK, its effect was significant and tended to increase considerably as the years passed. While the presence of lime enhanced it, that of manure depressed it. In the 9-year average the response to NPK, which reached +1,904 kg/ha in the absence, dropped to +1,007 kg/ha in the presence of manure. However, the yields still increased where NPK + manure were applied. The authors also studied the influence of the treatments on some characteristics of the corn plant and ears, and on the chemical properties of the soil, as well as the most profitable rates of NPK applications.

  13. An efficient Bayesian meta-analysis approach for studying cross-phenotype genetic associations.

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    Arunabha Majumdar

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    Full Text Available Simultaneous analysis of genetic associations with multiple phenotypes may reveal shared genetic susceptibility across traits (pleiotropy. For a locus exhibiting overall pleiotropy, it is important to identify which specific traits underlie this association. We propose a Bayesian meta-analysis approach (termed CPBayes that uses summary-level data across multiple phenotypes to simultaneously measure the evidence of aggregate-level pleiotropic association and estimate an optimal subset of traits associated with the risk locus. This method uses a unified Bayesian statistical framework based on a spike and slab prior. CPBayes performs a fully Bayesian analysis by employing the Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC technique Gibbs sampling. It takes into account heterogeneity in the size and direction of the genetic effects across traits. It can be applied to both cohort data and separate studies of multiple traits having overlapping or non-overlapping subjects. Simulations show that CPBayes can produce higher accuracy in the selection of associated traits underlying a pleiotropic signal than the subset-based meta-analysis ASSET. We used CPBayes to undertake a genome-wide pleiotropic association study of 22 traits in the large Kaiser GERA cohort and detected six independent pleiotropic loci associated with at least two phenotypes. This includes a locus at chromosomal region 1q24.2 which exhibits an association simultaneously with the risk of five different diseases: Dermatophytosis, Hemorrhoids, Iron Deficiency, Osteoporosis and Peripheral Vascular Disease. We provide an R-package 'CPBayes' implementing the proposed method.

  14. Empirical study on the link between corporate citizenship behaviour and spirituality in the corporate environment

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    Sanjana Brijball Parumasur

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    Full Text Available This study explores the relationship between spirituality in the corporate environment and corporate or organisational citizenship behaviour. The relationships amongst the sub-dimensions of workplace spirituality (meaningfulness of work, sense of community, alignment with organisational values and the sub-dimensions of corporate or organisational citizenship behaviour (altruism, conscientiousness, sportsmanship, courtesy, civic virtue are also examined. The extent to which the sub-dimensions of organisational citizenship behaviour predict workplace spirituality are analysed. The study was undertaken in a retail products outlet that focuses on quality and professionalism. The sample was drawn using cluster sampling and the adequacy of the sample was assessed using the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure and Bartlett’s Test of Sphericity. Data was collected using a closed-ended, established questionnaire and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results reflect that the organisation is fairly high on workplace spirituality with the focus being on meaningfulness of work and, on corporate or organisational citizenship behaviour with altruism and civic virtue being its greatest strength. There is a significant relationship between spirituality in the corporate environment and corporate or organisational citizenship behaviour, with sportsmanship and civic virtue being strong predictors of workplace spirituality. The results therefore, display the dynamic relationship between spirituality in the corporate environment and corporate or organisational citizenship behaviour, which when nurtured has the potential to enhance both bottom-lines of profits and people as well as society as a whole

  15. Irregular menses predicts ovarian cancer: Prospective evidence from the Child Health and Development Studies.

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    Cirillo, Piera M; Wang, Erica T; Cedars, Marcelle I; Chen, Lee-May; Cohn, Barbara A

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    We tested the hypothesis that irregular menstruation predicts lower risk for ovarian cancer, possibly due to less frequent ovulation. We conducted a 50-year prospective study of 15,528 mothers in the Child Health and Development Studies cohort recruited from the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan from 1959 to 1966. Irregular menstruation was classified via medical record and self-report at age 26. We identified 116 cases and 84 deaths due to ovarian cancer through 2011 via linkage to the California Cancer Registry and Vital Statistics. Contrary to expectation, women with irregular menstrual cycles had a higher risk of ovarian cancer incidence and mortality over the 50-year follow-up. Associations increased with age (p irregular menstruation and ovarian cancer-we unexpectedly found higher risk for women with irregular cycles. These women are easy to identify and many may have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Classifying high-risk phenotypes such as irregular menstruation creates opportunities to find novel early biomarkers, refine clinical screening protocols and potentially develop new risk reduction strategies. These efforts can lead to earlier detection and better survival for ovarian cancer. © 2016 UICC.

  16. Traumatismo dentário em dentição permanente jovem

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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 Introdução: Estudos epidemiológicos indicam que o traumatismo dentário é um problema significativo em jovens 8-15 anos e que a sua incidência em determinadas faixas etárias pode ultrapassa o da cárie dentária e da doença periodontal. Deste modo, o traumatismo dentário é sinónimo de um problema de saude pública em que o seu aumento se...

  17. Quantum mechanics interpretation: scalled debate; La interpretacion de la teoria cuantica: un debate permanente

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    Sanchez Gomez, J. L.

    2000-07-01

    This paper discusses the two main issues of the so called quantum debate, that started in 1927 with the famous Bohr-Einstein controversy; namely non-separability and the projection postulate. Relevant interpretations and formulations of quantum mechanics are critically analyzed in the light of the said issues. The treatment is focused chiefly on fundamental points, so that technical ones are practically not dealt with here. (Author) 20 refs.

  18. El Programa Nacional de Formación y Capacitación Permanente (Pronafcap

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    Catherine Paola Rodríguez Manrique

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This article describes the main characteristics of the Teacher Training National Program that is leading by the Peruvian government since 2007 addresses to basic education teachers. Previous public training programs to teachers have mentioned as backgrounds of the present Program. In addition the author focuses on the political, pedagogy, economics, and assessment dimensions of the Program.

  19. La formación permanente del profesorado ante los nuevos retos del sistema educativo universitario

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    En la actualidad, las relaciones que se establecen entre la sociedad y la universidad están cambiando con gran rapidez. La sociedad exige de la universidad otro tipo de formación más conforme con las demandas actuales. La adaptación de la universidad a estos cambios pasa en la actualidad por la implantación de un espacio educativo europeo como primera respuesta. Dicho proyecto involucra por igual a todos los actores: alumnado, personal administrativo y profesorado. En cuanto al profesorado, p...

  20. Trastornos Asociados a la Deficiencia de Yodo. Vigilancia permanente es deficitaria en zonas vulnerables

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    Hernando Vargas-Uricoechea; Carlos Hernán Sierra-Torres; Claudia Milena Holguín Betancourt; Laura Cristancho Torres

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    Los Desórdenes por Deficiencia de Yodo (DDY) son uno de los mayores problemas en salud pública en el mundo actual, en especial en niños y embarazadas. Estos trastornos truncan el desarrollo socioeconómico en aquellas zonas que los padecen; las poblaciones que viven en zonas yodo-deficientes siempre van a estar expuestas a sufrir las consecuencias originadas por esta deficiencia, en especial el aumento en la mortalidad perinatal, retardo mental, alteraciones en la síntesis de hormonas tiroide...

  1. Metodo para montaje permanente de huevos de helmintos enteroparasitos Definitive preservation of helminthic eggs

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    Victor Muñoz

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    Full Text Available Se comunican resultados obtenidos empleando Medio de Hoyer para el montaje de huevos de helmintos enteroparásitos, destinado a preparaciones para colecciones docentes y/o de investigación. La utilización de esta técnica en muestras fecales conteniendo huevos de A. lumbricoides, T. trichiura, Uncinaria sp., Taenia sp., Diphyllobothrium sp., H. nana, H. diminuta y F. hepática, permitió la correcta observación de ellos en lecturas iniciadas a las 24 horas y mantenidas hasta 180 días después.The results using the Hoyer method for examining eggs of helminths enteroparasites are presented. This method is particularly swited for teaching and on research purposes. Using this technique in fecal sample containing eggs of A.lumbricoides, T. trichiura, Uncinaria sp., Taenia sp., Diphyllobothrium sp., H. nana, H. diminuta and F. hepática allowed the correct identification of then after 24 hours up to 180 days after the samples were obtained.

  2. LA FORMACIÓN AMBIENTAL PERMANENTE DEL DIRECTIVO EDUCACIONAL DEL SIGLO XXI

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    La situación ambiental actual impone nuevos retos a los sistemas educativos, entre ellos el de incorporar la educación ambiental para el desarrollo sostenible al proceso pedagógico en los diferentes subsistemas de educación. Para lograr este propósito, es decisivo el rol del directivo educacional, desde la implementación del sistema de dirección institucional. Por ello, la formación ambiental de este profesional constituye un imperativo y se declara como problema científico de la presente inv...

  3. Construction of a NMR permanent magnet; Construcao de um ima permanente para RMN

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    Colnago, Luiz Alberto; Martins Neto, Ladislau; Oste, Rene de [Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria (EMBRAPA), Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil). Nucleo de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento de Instrumentacao Agropecuaria

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    Viewing the development of the pulsed, low resolution NMR spectrometers for quantitative analysis, the electronic part of a NMR spectrometer has first been constructed, based on a 1.4 Tesla magnet of a 60 MHz Varian device, with a gap increased to 23 mm, therefore reducing the field to .66 Tesla (28 MHz for the hydrogen). For the complete construction of the spectrometer in Brazil, a permanent magnet for NMR has also been constructed 9 refs., 3 figs.

  4. Formation des enseignants dans une perspective d'education permanente au benin

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    Agboton, Sébastien; Moussa, Yaya Mede

    1994-05-01

    The history of teacher training in Benin, which provides evidence of social and cultural change, suggests that a system of lifelong education should be introduced which unites formal, non-formal and informal education, all of which already exist in embryo. The education originally given to every member of society was a continuing progression from initiate to initiator, a lifelong education that involved, among other things, knowledge of agricultural production. This traditional system was disrupted by the reorganization of teacher training after 1945. Recurrent training of teachers remained inadequate because of limited external funding for in-service training, the lack of teachers, the suspension of recruitment and the closure of teacher training colleges. The 1975 reform, through the initiative known as Operation Education and Development, envisaged links between school and social environment, allying intellectual work with production. This meant a radical change in the role of the teacher, who was confronted with technical advance and was obliged to enter a difficult continuing process of self-training. Furthermore, population growth and the restrictions imposed by the World Bank have brought about developments in both lifelong learning and apprenticeship. These two elements are brought together under an initiative known as Production Scolaire Artisanale, designed for out-of-school learners and artisans. The author concludes that the creation of a coherent system of voluntary education would be possible in a society that was itself favourably disposed to education.

  5. Microdureza del esmalte dental en incisivos centrales permanentes de dos genotipos bovinos

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    Jorge Cabrera A

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar la microdureza del esmalte dental de novillos criollos de origen patagónico y cruza índica criados en ambientes diferentes. Materiales y métodos. Se utilizaron dientes incisivos centrales derechos de novillos adultos: ocho Criollos Patagónicos (GCP y siete Cruzas Índicas (GCI. Para cada diente se definió una transecta central recorriendo el diente desde el borde externo del esmalte hacia la dentina y se midió la dureza en tres profundidades equidistantes: a 30 μ del borde exterior (P1, a 30 μ previos a la conexión amelodentinaria (P3 y P2 equidistante entre P1 y P3. Las mediciones de microdureza se realizaron con un microdurómetro Shimadzu modelo HMV-2 y se expresaron en unidades Vickers. Para el análisis se utilizó un modelo de regresión aleatoria. Se empleó el criterio de información de Akaike para la elección de la estructura de las matrices asociadas a los efectos aleatorios. Para el análisis estadístico se empleó el procedimiento PROC MIXED de SAS, y un nivel de significación del 5%. Resultados. No se detectó falta de paralelismo entre los grupos (p>0.05, con lo cual se ajustaron rectas de igual pendiente en cada grupo. La dureza media del esmalte disminuyó al aumentar la profundidad de la medición para ambos genotipos. Se observó heterogeneidad en la variabilidad de los grupos. Conclusiones. El GCP presentó mayor dureza pero fue el de mayor variabilidad. Se confirma la disminución de la dureza media con el aumento de la profundidad en el esmalte independientemente del genotipo y el ambiente.

  6. Trastornos Asociados a la Deficiencia de Yodo. Vigilancia permanente es deficitaria en zonas vulnerables

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    Hernando Vargas-Uricoechea

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Los Desórdenes por Deficiencia de Yodo (DDY son uno de los mayores problemas en salud pública en el mundo actual, en especial en niños y embarazadas. Estos trastornos truncan el desarrollo socioeconómico en aquellas zonas que los padecen; las poblaciones que viven en zonas yodo-deficientes siempre van a estar expuestas a sufrir las consecuencias originadas por esta deficiencia, en especial el aumento en la mortalidad perinatal, retardo mental, alteraciones en la síntesis de hormonas tiroideas, hipotiroidismo, hipertiroidismo y bocio. La mejor forma de evaluar los DDY es por medio de la yoduria y la mejor estrategia para reducir la prevalencia de estos desórdenes en la población es a través de la yodación universal de la sal. Para actualizar el conocimiento de esta problemática –tanto en el mundo como en Colombia- se realizó una revisión sistemática de la literatura médica expuesta en las bases de datos de MEDLINE y de LILACS. En total, la búsqueda arrojó la presencia de 723 artículos, la revisión de sus resúmenes permitió escoger inicialmente 114 artículos, de los cuales se decidió incluir en la revisión a 60 de ellos. Se encontró que en Colombia el diagnóstico de DDI es subvalorado, desconociéndose la problemática actual y el estado del yodo poblacional, por lo que es necesario realizar estos estudios, ya que es evidente el abandono político de este problema prevenible, predecible y tratable.

  7. Alpina: Innovación permanente para «sorprender» al cliente

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    Mauricio Nieto Potes

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    Full Text Available Proceso llevado a cabo por ALPINA en el desarrollo de nuevos productos, incluyendo estudios de mercado y marketing, estudios de factibilidad técnica y la coherencia del producto con el enfoque de la empresa.

  8. El cómic en Ecuador, una historia en génesis permanente

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    José Daniel Santibáñez

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo presenta una síntesis histórica del cómic en Ecuador y las diferentes tendencias temáticas y de uso, a través de su evolución, principalmente en los medios de información de masas. También se exponen los nombres de los cultores de este arte/medio y de los historietistas más reconocidos en el país.

  9. Psychometric evaluation of the Moral Distress Risk Scale: A methodological study.

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    Schaefer, Rafaela; Zoboli, Elma Lcp; Vieira, Margarida M

    2017-01-01

    Moral distress is a kind of suffering that nurses may experience when they act in ways that are considered inconsistent with moral values, leading to a perceived compromise of moral integrity. Consequences are mostly negative and include physical and psychological symptoms, in addition to organizational implications. To psychometrically test the Moral Distress Risk Scale. A methodological study was realized. Data were submitted to exploratory factorial analysis through the SPSS statistical program. Participants and research context: In total, 268 nurses from hospitals and primary healthcare settings participated in this research during the period of March to June of 2016. Ethical considerations: This research has ethics committee approval. The Moral Distress Risk Scale is composed of 7 factors and 30 items; it shows evidence of acceptable reliability and validity with a Cronbach's α = 0.913, a total variance explained of 59%, a Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin = 0.896, and a significant Bartlett <0.001. Concerns about moral distress should be beyond acute care settings, and a tool to help clarify critical points in other healthcare contexts may add value to moral distress speech. Psychometric results reveal that the Moral Distress Risk Scale can be applied in different healthcare contexts.

  10. Reliability and Validity Study of a Tool to Measure Cancer Stigma: Patient Version.

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    Yılmaz, Medine; Dişsiz, Gülçin; Demir, Filiz; Irız, Sibel; Alacacioglu, Ahmet

    2017-01-01

    The aim of this methodological study is to establish the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of "A Questionnaire for Measuring Attitudes toward Cancer (Cancer Stigma) - Patient version." The sample comprised oncology patients who had active cancer treatment. The construct validity was assessed using the confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis. The mean age of the participants was 54.9±12.3 years. In the confirmatory factor analysis, fit values were determined as comparative fit index = 0.93, goodness of fit index = 0.91, normed-fit index=0.91, and root mean square error of approximation RMSEA = 0.09 ( P Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin = 0.88, χ 2 = 1084.41, Df = 66, and Barletta's test P <0.000). The first factor was "impossibility of recovery and experience of social discrimination" and the second factor was "stereotypes of cancer patients." The two-factor structure accounted for 56.74% of the variance. The Cronbach's alpha value was determined as 0.88 for the two-factor scale. "A questionnaire for measuring attitudes toward cancer (cancer stigma) - Patient version" is a reliable and valid questionnaire to assess stigmatization of cancer in cancer patients.

  11. An exploration study to find important factors influencing on brand identification

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    Naser Azad

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Building a famous brand often makes it possible to have sustainable growth in competitive market. A good brand name plays an important role on increasing word of mouth advertisement, the number of loyal customers and repurchase habits. However, in order to build a good brand, we need to create sustainable brand identification and to do this we need to determine influential factors. This paper presents an empirical investigation to find important factors influencing brand identification. The proposed study designs a questionnaire in Likert scale consists of 23 questions, distributes it among 400 people who purchase regularly from hyperstar and collects 400 filled ones. Cronbach alpha is calculated as 0.735. In addition, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy and Approx. Chi-Square are 0.784 and 2300.022, respectively. Based on the results of our survey, we have derived five factors including sense of brand, brand community, trust to brand, value of brand and personality of brand.

  12. Area Handbook Series: Zaire: A Country Study

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    firm Philip Barrat Kaiser held a management contract until April 1987 when the government decid- ed to merge Sodimiza with G~camines. Sodimiza had...Rome], 31, No. 4, 1961, 344-54. ". "Congo-lUopoldville." Pages 560-96 in James S. Cole- man and Carl Rosberg (eds.), Political Parties and National...Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991. Scott, James C. The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Rebellion and Sub- sastence in Southeast Asia. New Haven

  13. Study

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    Erum Zahir

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    Full Text Available Physicochemical properties like density, viscosity, boiling point, saponification value (SV, iodine value (IV,and peroxide value (PV of Corn and Mustard oils were studied to evaluate the compositional quality of oils and also to investigate the effect on the use of same oil for repeated frying as it ultimately changes the physicochemical, nutritional and sensory properties of the oil. FT-IR spectroscopy was used to evaluate the degree of oxidation after heating and frying processes. Results revealed that due to the temperature change in the oil there is a notable difference in the spectral band which showed that the proportions of the fatty acids were changed. The spectra of Corn oil at the boiling point and at multiple frying times with a piece of potato showed frequencies in range of 2852.7–2926.0 cm−1 while in Mustard oil an additional peak was observed at 3633.8 cm−1 which exhibits the secondary oxidized product formation.

  14. Distress Tolerance Scale: A Study of Reliability and Validity

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    Full Text Available Objective: Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS is developed by Simons and Gaher in order to measure individual differences in the capacity of distress tolerance.The aim of this study is to assess the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of DTS. Method: One hundred and sixty seven university students (male=66, female=101 participated in this study. Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI, State-trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI and Discomfort Intolerance Scale (DIS were used to determine the criterion validity. Construct validity was evaluated with factor analysis after the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO and Barlett test had been performed. To assess the test-retest reliability, the scale was re-applied to 79 participants six weeks later. Results: To assess construct validity, factor analyses were performed using varimax principal components analysis with varimax rotation. While there were factors in the original study, our factor analysis resulted in three factors. Cronbach’s alpha coefficients for the entire scale and tolerance, regulation, self-efficacy subscales were .89, .90, .80 and .64 respectively. There were correlations at the level of 0.01 between the Trait Anxiety Inventory of STAI and BAI, and all the subscales of DTS and also between the State Anxiety Inventory and regulation subscale. Both of the subscales of DIS were correlated with the entire subscale and all the subscales except regulation at the level of 0.05.Test-retest reliability was statistically significant at the level of 0.01. Conclusion: Analysis demonstrated that DTS had a satisfactory level of reliability and validity in Turkish university students.

  15. An approach to fault diagnosis of reciprocating compressor valves using Teager-Kaiser energy operator and deep belief networks

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    Tran, V.T.; Thobiani, Faisal Al; Ball, Andrew David

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents an approach to implement vibration, pressure, and current signals for fault diagnosis of the valves in reciprocating compressors. Due to the complexity of structure and motion of such compressor, the acquired vibration signal normally involves transient impacts and noise. This

  16. Die große Gedenkmedaille der Bergstadt Přibram für Kaiser Karl VI. von 1728

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    6/7, - (2006), s. 205-229. ISBN 3-8053-3633-0. ISSN 1605-2773 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) KJB8164401 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z80330511 Keywords : Baroque medals * Příbram * Charles VI Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  17. Pre-Enrollment Reimbursement Patterns of Medicare Beneficiaries Enrolled in “At-Risk” HMOs

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    Eggers, Paul W.; Prihoda, Ronald

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    The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has initiated several demonstration projects to encourage HMOs to participate in the Medicare program under a risk mechanism. These demonstrations are designed to test innovative marketing techniques, benefit packages, and reimbursement levels. HCFA's current method for prospective payments to HMOs is based on the Adjusted Average Per Capita Cost (AAPCC). An important issue in prospective reimbursement is the extent to which the AAPCC adequately reflects the risk factors which arise out of the selection process of Medicare beneficiaries into HMOs. This study examines the pre-enrollment reimbursement experience of Medicare beneficiaries who enrolled in the demonstration HMOs to determine whether or not a non-random selection process took place. The three demonstration HMOs included in the study are the Fallon Community Health Plan, the Greater Marshfield Community Health Plan, and the Kaiser-Permanente medical program of Portland, Oregon. The study includes 18,085 aged Medicare beneficiaries who had enrolled in the three plans as of April, 1981. We included comparison groups consisting of a 5 percent random sample of aged Medicare beneficiaries (N = 11,240) living in the same geographic areas as the control groups. The study compares the groups by total Medicare reimbursements for the years 1976 through 1979. Adjustments were made for AAPCC factor differences in the groups (age, sex, institutional status, and welfare status). In two of the HMO areas there was evidence of a selection process among the HMOs enrollees. Enrollees in the Fallon and Kaiser health plans were found to have had 20 percent lower Medicare reimbursements than their respective comparison groups in the four years prior to enrollment. This effect was strongest for inpatient services, but a significant difference also existed for use of physician and outpatient services. In the Marshfield HMO there was no statistically significant difference in pre

  18. Psychometric Properties of the Serbian Version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey: A Validation Study among Anesthesiologists from Belgrade Teaching Hospitals.

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    Matejić, Bojana; Milenović, Miodrag; Kisić Tepavčević, Darija; Simić, Dušica; Pekmezović, Tatjana; Worley, Jody A

    2015-01-01

    We report findings from a validation study of the translated and culturally adapted Serbian version of Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS), for a sample of anesthesiologists working in the tertiary healthcare. The results showed the sufficient overall reliability (Cronbach's α = 0.72) of the scores (items 1-22). The results of Bartlett's test of sphericity (χ(2) = 1983.75, df = 231, p Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin measure of sampling adequacy (0.866) provided solid justification for factor analysis. In order to increase sensitivity of this questionnaire, we performed unfitted factor analysis model (eigenvalue greater than 1) which enabled us to extract the most suitable factor structure for our study instrument. The exploratory factor analysis model revealed five factors with eigenvalues greater than 1.0, explaining 62.0% of cumulative variance. Velicer's MAP test has supported five-factor model with the smallest average squared correlation of 0,184. This study indicated that Serbian version of the MBI-HSS is a reliable and valid instrument to measure burnout among a population of anesthesiologists. Results confirmed strong psychometric characteristics of the study instrument, with recommendations for interpretation of two new factors that may be unique to the Serbian version of the MBI-HSS.

  19. Psychometric Properties of the Serbian Version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey: A Validation Study among Anesthesiologists from Belgrade Teaching Hospitals

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We report findings from a validation study of the translated and culturally adapted Serbian version of Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS, for a sample of anesthesiologists working in the tertiary healthcare. The results showed the sufficient overall reliability (Cronbach’s α = 0.72 of the scores (items 1–22. The results of Bartlett’s test of sphericity (χ2 = 1983.75, df = 231, p<0.001 and Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin measure of sampling adequacy (0.866 provided solid justification for factor analysis. In order to increase sensitivity of this questionnaire, we performed unfitted factor analysis model (eigenvalue greater than 1 which enabled us to extract the most suitable factor structure for our study instrument. The exploratory factor analysis model revealed five factors with eigenvalues greater than 1.0, explaining 62.0% of cumulative variance. Velicer’s MAP test has supported five-factor model with the smallest average squared correlation of 0,184. This study indicated that Serbian version of the MBI-HSS is a reliable and valid instrument to measure burnout among a population of anesthesiologists. Results confirmed strong psychometric characteristics of the study instrument, with recommendations for interpretation of two new factors that may be unique to the Serbian version of the MBI-HSS.

  20. Using Population Dose to Evaluate Community-level Health Initiatives.

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    Harner, Lisa T; Kuo, Elena S; Cheadle, Allen; Rauzon, Suzanne; Schwartz, Pamela M; Parnell, Barbara; Kelly, Cheryl; Solomon, Loel

    2018-05-01

    Successful community-level health initiatives require implementing an effective portfolio of strategies and understanding their impact on population health. These factors are complicated by the heterogeneity of overlapping multicomponent strategies and availability of population-level data that align with the initiatives. To address these complexities, the population dose methodology was developed for planning and evaluating multicomponent community initiatives. Building on the population dose methodology previously developed, this paper operationalizes dose estimates of one initiative targeting youth physical activity as part of the Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiative, a multicomponent community-level obesity prevention initiative. The technical details needed to operationalize the population dose method are explained, and the use of population dose as an interim proxy for population-level survey data is introduced. The alignment of the estimated impact from strategy-level data analysis using the dose methodology and the data from the population-level survey suggest that dose is useful for conducting real-time evaluation of multiple heterogeneous strategies, and as a viable proxy for existing population-level surveys when robust strategy-level evaluation data are collected. This article is part of a supplement entitled Building Thriving Communities Through Comprehensive Community Health Initiatives, which is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, Community Health. Copyright © 2018 American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Association between personal health record enrollment and patient loyalty.

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    Turley, Marianne; Garrido, Terhilda; Lowenthal, Alex; Zhou, Yi Yvonne

    2012-07-01

    To examine the association between patient loyalty, as measured by member retention in the health plan, and access to My Health Manager (MHM), Kaiser Permanente's PHR, which is linked to its electronic health record, KP HealthConnect. We conducted a retrospective cohort observational quality improvement project from the third quarter of 2005 to the fourth quarter of 2008 for approximately 394,000 Kaiser Permanente Northwest members. To control for self-selection bias, we used propensity scores to perform exact 1-to-1 matching without replacement between MHM users and nonusers. We estimated retention rates of the matched data and assessed the association between MHM use and retention versus voluntary termination. We also estimated odds ratios of significant variables impacting member retention. The probability of remaining a member or being involuntarily terminated versus voluntary termination was 96.7% for users (95% confidence interval [CI], 96.6%-96.7%) and 92.2% for nonusers (95% CI, 92.1%-92.4%; P loyalty, retention is critical to healthcare organizations.

  2. Specialty pharmaceuticals care management in an integrated health care delivery system with electronic health records.

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    Monroe, C Douglas; Chin, Karen Y

    2013-05-01

    The specialty pharmaceuticals market is expanding more rapidly than the traditional pharmaceuticals market. Specialty pharmacy operations have evolved to deliver selected medications and associated clinical services. The growing role of specialty drugs requires new approaches to managing the use of these drugs. The focus, expectations, and emphasis in specialty drug management in an integrated health care delivery system such as Kaiser Permanente (KP) can vary as compared with more conventional health care systems. The KP Specialty Pharmacy (KP-SP) serves KP members across the United States. This descriptive account addresses the impetus for specialty drug management within KP, the use of tools such as an electronic health record (EHR) system and process management software, the KP-SP approach for specialty pharmacy services, and the emphasis on quality measurement of services provided. Kaiser Permanente's integrated system enables KP-SP pharmacists to coordinate the provision of specialty drugs while monitoring laboratory values, physician visits, and most other relevant elements of the patient's therapy. Process management software facilitates the counseling of patients, promotion of adherence, and interventions to resolve clinical, logistic, or pharmacy benefit issues. The integrated EHR affords KP-SP pharmacists advantages for care management that should become available to more health care systems with broadened adoption of EHRs. The KP-SP experience may help to establish models for clinical pharmacy services as health care systems and information systems become more integrated.

  3. Predicting the 6-month risk of severe hypoglycemia among adults with diabetes: Development and external validation of a prediction model.

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    Schroeder, Emily B; Xu, Stan; Goodrich, Glenn K; Nichols, Gregory A; O'Connor, Patrick J; Steiner, John F

    2017-07-01

    To develop and externally validate a prediction model for the 6-month risk of a severe hypoglycemic event among individuals with pharmacologically treated diabetes. The development cohort consisted of 31,674 Kaiser Permanente Colorado members with pharmacologically treated diabetes (2007-2015). The validation cohorts consisted of 38,764 Kaiser Permanente Northwest members and 12,035 HealthPartners members. Variables were chosen that would be available in electronic health records. We developed 16-variable and 6-variable models, using a Cox counting model process that allows for the inclusion of multiple 6-month observation periods per person. Across the three cohorts, there were 850,992 6-month observation periods, and 10,448 periods with at least one severe hypoglycemic event. The six-variable model contained age, diabetes type, HgbA1c, eGFR, history of a hypoglycemic event in the prior year, and insulin use. Both prediction models performed well, with good calibration and c-statistics of 0.84 and 0.81 for the 16-variable and 6-variable models, respectively.