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  1. The Psyche as Behavior

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    ARTURO CLAVIJO A.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Behaviorism has argued that behavior is the Psyche and the subject matter of psychology. Although, some scientists had done empirical work with objective methods before 1913, the year in which John B. Watson published his manifesto, he was the first one to attempt a systematization of behavior as the Psyche, that is, as psychology’s subject matter. In this text, I outline Watson’s notion of behavior to compare it with two other forms of behaviorism: Skinner’s radical behaviorism and molar behaviorism. The purpose of the paper is to illustrate how the concept of behavior has been and is changing.

  2. Inventing the Hispanic Psyche.

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    Stavans, Ilan

    1992-01-01

    Many Latin American authors have undertaken cultural criticism designed to explain the psyche of the Hispanic countries. Carlos Fuentes, in "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World," presents another example of the obsessive need to interpret Latin America to the rest of the world. (SLD)

  3. Supporting Info

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Supporting Info. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Washington , J., and T. Jenkins. Abiotic Hydrolysis of Fluorotelomer-Based Polymers as a...

  4. A protocol for psych verbs

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    Giuliana Giusti

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available So-called psychological verbs such as Italian temere ‘fear’, preoccupare ‘worry’, and piacere ‘like’ present an extremely varied argument structure across languages, that arranges these two roles in apparently opposite hierarchies and assigns them different grammatical functions (subject, direct, indirect and prepositional objects. This paper wants to provide a descriptively adequate classification of such verbs in Latin and Italian to serve future analyses irrespective of their theoretical persuasion. We individuate six classes in Italian and seven classes in Latin, which comply with Belletti and Rizzi’s (1988 original analysis of psych verbs and focus on the three less studied classes, namely unaccusatives, unergatives and impersonals. We show that diachronic variation and apparent intra-language idiosyncrasies are due to the fact that these classes are universally available to all psych roots. The presentation is set in a protocol fashion in the sense of Giusti and Zegrean (2015 and Di Caro and Giusti (2015.

  5. 3-µm Spectroscopy of Asteroid 16 Psyche

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    Takir, Driss; Reddy, Vishnu; Sanchez, Juan; Shepard, Michael K.

    2016-10-01

    Asteroid 16 Psyche, an M-type asteroid, is thought to be one of the most massive exposed iron metal object in the asteroid belt. The high radar albedos of Psyche suggest that this differentiated asteroid is dominantly composed of metal. Psyche was previously found to be featureless in the 3-µm spectral region. However, in our study we found that this asteroid exhibits a 3-µm absorption feature, possibly indicating the presence of hydrated silicates.We have observed Psyche in the 3-µm spectral region, using the long-wavelength cross-dispersed (LXD:1.9-4.2 µm) mode of the SpeX spectrograph/imager at the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF). For data reduction, we used the IDL (Interactive Data Language)-based spectral reduction tool Spextool (v4.1). Psyche was observed over the course of three nights with an apparent visual magnitude of ~9.50: 8 December 2015 (3 sets), 9 December 2015 (1 set), and 10 March 2016 (1 set). These observations have revealed that Psyche may exhibit a 3-µm absorption feature, similar to the sharp group in the 2.9-3.3-µm spectral range. Psyche also exhibits an absorption feature similar to the one in Ceres and Ceres-like group in the spectral 3.3-4.0-µm range. These 3-µm observational results revealed that Psyche may not be as featureless as once thought in the 3-µm spectral region.Evidence for the 3-µm band was found on the surfaces of many M-type asteroids and a number of plausible alternative interpretations for the presence of this 3-µm band were previously suggested. These interpretations include the presence of anhydrous silicates containing structural OH, the presence of fluid inclusions, the presence of xenolithic hydrous meteorite components on asteroid surfaces from impacts, solar wind-implanted H, or the presence of troilite. The detection of the Ceres-like feature in the 3.3-4.0-µm spectral range, however, would rule out some of these alternative interpretations, especially the solar wind-implanted H.

  6. Psyche: The Science of a Metal World

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    Elkins-Tanton, L. T.

    2016-12-01

    (16) Psyche is a large metallic asteroid orbiting in the outer main belt at 3 AU. Psyche's metal composition is indicated by high radar albedo, thermal inertia, and density. Models show that among the accretionary collisions early in the solar system, some destructive "hit and run" impacts could strip the silicate mantle from differentiated bodies. This is the leading hypothesis for Psyche's formation: it is a bare planetesimal core. It is the only one we can explore for substantial information about a metal core (other metallic asteroids are far smaller and not roughly spherical). If our observations indicate that it is not a core, Psyche may instead be highly reduced, primordial metal-rich materials that accreted closer to the Sun, and never melted. Psyche is also a Discovery-class mission, selected for a Step 2 concept study, to investigate this metal body. The Psyche investigation has three broad goals: Understand a previously unexplored building block of planet formation: iron cores. Look inside the terrestrial planets, including Earth, by directly examining the interior of a differentiated body, which otherwise could not be seen. Explore a new type of world. For the first time, examine a world made not of rock, ice, or gas, but of metal. We will meet our science objectives with three domestic high heritage instruments and radio science: Multispectral imagers with clear and seven color filters map surface morphology and reveal the distribution of residual mantle silicates. A gamma-ray and neutron spectrometer determines elemental composition, particularly the concentrations of iron, nickel, silicon, and potassium. Dual fluxgate magnetometers, in a gradiometer configuration, characterize the magnetic field. Radio science maps the gravity field sufficiently to differentiate among core-formation hypotheses. New models for magnetic dynamo generation and solidification of planetesimal cores make testable predictions for geophysical measurements, and lead as well to

  7. 'Psyching-up' and muscular force production.

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    Tod, David; Iredale, Fiona; Gill, Nicholas

    2003-01-01

    Psyching-up refers to self-directed cognitive strategies used immediately prior to or during skill execution that are designed to enhance performance. This review focuses on research that has investigated the effect of psyching-up on force production; specifically, strength, muscular endurance and power. Although firm conclusions are not possible, the research tentatively suggests that psyching-up may enhance performance during dynamic tasks requiring strength and/or muscular endurance. However, more research is required. Power has received scant empirical attention and there are not enough data to support any conclusions. Preparatory arousal appears to be the most effective strategy although other strategies like imagery, self-talk and attentional focus also have empirical support. The range of tasks that have been used to measure force production have been limited to movements such as handgrip, leg extension, bench press, sit-ups, press-ups, pull-ups, and the standing broad jump. Additionally, most studies have used undergraduate and/or untrained samples. Only a very small number of studies have examined well-trained individuals. Currently, no explanation for why psyching-up may influence force production has any substantive support. Although a small number of studies have examined moderating and mediating variables, few consistent patterns have emerged and knowledge in this area is somewhat restricted. Given the importance that many athletes place on their mental preparation just prior to performance this is an area that warrants further examination. Research needs to examine a range of complex sport-specific tasks and use well-trained samples. Additionally, research needs to further examine why psyching-up may enhance force production.

  8. Psych-education major students’ profile

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    Maria Regina Peres

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Among our post-graduate courses, Psych-Education demand has grown in the last few years. Little is known about the professionals who seek these courses. A research was done on a group of 251 new students in the Psych-Education Graduate course from 2005 to 2012, with the expectation of understanding the students profile and objectives. A questionnaire was provided to discover their major area of study in their Bachelor’s degree, work experience, and future aspirations. The results indicated that most students were Education majors who work now in the teaching profession with the objective of obtaining more professional training. It was concluded that these professionals are seeking alternative methods of teaching that will enhance the educational field.

  9. The iPSYCH2012 case-cohort sample

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    Pedersen, C B; Bybjerg-Grauholm, J; Pedersen, M G

    2017-01-01

    The Integrative Psychiatric Research (iPSYCH) consortium has established a large Danish population-based Case-Cohort sample (iPSYCH2012) aimed at unravelling the genetic and environmental architecture of severe mental disorders. The iPSYCH2012 sample is nested within the entire Danish population ...

  10. The iPSYCH2012 case-cohort sample

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    Pedersen, C B; Bybjerg-Grauholm, J; Pedersen, M G

    2018-01-01

    The Integrative Psychiatric Research (iPSYCH) consortium has established a large Danish population-based Case-Cohort sample (iPSYCH2012) aimed at unravelling the genetic and environmental architecture of severe mental disorders. The iPSYCH2012 sample is nested within the entire Danish population ...

  11. Graduating from the University of Psych

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    Miller, Geordie

    2014-01-01

    ... Professorship just opened up-at The University of Psych!" The joke picks up again in the following season, when Lisa wins tickets to see an Albanian film called Kosovo Autumn. As they exit the theatre, Bart announces that he "was so bored [he] cut the ponytail off the guy sitting in front of [them]. 'Look at me. I'm a grad student,' " Bart pantomime...

  12. [Ethos, psyche, soma. Medicine and its mutations].

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    Lolas Stepke, F

    1995-09-01

    In this paper, understood as a contribution to a theoretical pathology, the necessity and urgency of a medical metatheory are explained on the basis of intensive and extensive developments of medical knowledge. These developments have extended beyond the limits of medicine modelled after the experimental and clinical paradigms, making it imperative to include the social and valoric dimensions within medicine and not as an addition to its traditional goals. The metamedicine so created, it is suggested, should develop a dialogic model in which, without having to postulate isomorphisms or correlations, the dilemmas posed by ethos, psyche and soma are confronted as discourses of a human science.

  13. Soul, butterfly, mythological nymph: psyche in philosophy and neuroscience.

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    Antonakou, Elena I; Triarhou, Lazaros C

    2017-03-01

    The term "psyche" and its derivatives - including "Psychology" and "Psychiatry" - are rooted in classical philosophy and in mythology. Over the centuries, psyche has been the subject of discourse and contemplation, and of fable; it has also come to signify, in entomology, the order of Lepidoptera. In the current surge of research on brain and mind, there is a gradual transition from the psyche (or the "soul") to the specified descriptors defined by the fields of Behavioral, Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience.

  14. Info@performance

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    Jespersen, Kristina Risom

    2003-01-01

    The design of interactive methods for collecting can benefit from the Web-technology. Info@performance.NPD illustrate the combination of experimental design, role-playing and a scenario build on Web-based technology. Having created a simulation of a new product development process, Info...

  15. Psych-related iPhone apps.

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    Harrison, Anthony Mark; Goozee, Rhianna

    2014-02-01

    iPhone apps are a widely utilised technology that have recently been identified as a useful medium for health research, clinical interventions and education. While some researchers have discussed advances in app technology, others promote specific apps that are not free to access. To our knowledge, no study has conducted a review of current, free iPhone apps related to psychology, psychiatry and mental health. Therefore, we conducted a pilot, web-based review exploring free iPhone apps using a replicable search strategy within the iTunes Store search function. A selection of apps were selected and subjectively assessed in terms of their usability, utility, graphics, and associated costs for the consumer. We concluded that the apps reviewed, though novel, are limited in their scope and utility. We also note a significant gap in more scientific, evidence-based app technology, and pose some pertinent ethical questions when developing future psych-related apps.

  16. Reciprocal Pronouns Binding within Psych-Verb Constructions

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    Epoge, Napoleon

    2015-01-01

    This paper aims at giving an analysis of certain syntactic peculiarities of reciprocal pronouns within verbs of psychological state, commonly known as psych-verbs. The analysis reveal that psych-verbs constructions have a peculiar property in that the binding conditions of reciprocal pronouns are satisfied in Experiencer-Subject (ES) psychverbs…

  17. Vessel Arrival Info - Legacy

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Vessel Arrival Info is a spreadsheet that gets filled out during the initial stage of the debriefing process by the debriefer. It contains vessel name, trip...

  18. Central Asian Republic Info

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    US Agency for International Development — CAR Info is designed and managed by the Central Asian Republic Mission to fill in the knowledge and reporting gaps in existing agency systems for that Mission. It...

  19. The interpretation of nature and the psyche

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    Jung, Carl Gustav

    2012-01-01

    Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) and Wolfgang Ernst Pauli (1900 – 1958) were two of the greatest thinkers of modern times. Jung is the founder of Analytical Psychology and is one of the best known researchers in the field of Dream Interpretation and Symbolization. Pauli was one of the pioneers of Quantum Physics. In 1945, Pauli received the Nobel Prize in Physics after being nominated by Albert Einstein for his “decisive contribution through his discovery of a new law of Nature, the exclusion principle” involving spin theory underpinning the structure of matter and the whole of chemistry. Together they collaborated on this book that was First published in 1952 in German as Naturerklärung und Psyche. C. G. Jung: Synchronizität als ein Prinzip akausaler Zusammenhänge. W. Pauli: Der Einfluss archetypischer Vorstellungen auf die Bildung naturwissenschaftlicher Theorien bei Kepler. However, our reviewer, himself an eminent professor of mathematics, concludes, “After thoroughly studying their writings for ma...

  20. Reciprocal Pronouns Binding within Psych-verb Constructions

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    Napoleon Epoge

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims at giving an analysis of certain syntactic peculiarities of reciprocal pronouns within verbs of psychological state, commonly known as psych-verbs. The analysis reveal that psych-verbs constructions have a peculiar property in that the binding conditions of reciprocal pronouns are satisfied in Experiencer-Subject (ES psych-verbs constructions but are not in the Experiencer-Object (EO at the surface level; though the latter constructions are grammatical. However, the paper argues that though binding conditions are not satisfied in EO psych-verb constructions at the surface level, they are satisfied in the deep structure (D-structure construction wherein the reciprocal pronoun, in the theme argument, is bound by a c-commanding Experiencer argument. By so doing, it satisfies binding condition A which holds that a reciprocal pronoun must be bound by an appropriate c-command antecedent. This analysis shows that reciprocal binding in Experiencer-Object psych-verb constructions, at the D-structure, does not reflect the linear order in the thematic hierarchy as proposed by Grimshaw (1990 and the psych-verb in EO D-structure construction is construed as one with two internal arguments. Keywords: antecedent, binding theory, D-structure, psych-verb, reciprocal pronoun, S-structure

  1. Foundations of educational psychology: Howard Gardner's neoclassical psyche.

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    Diessner, R

    2001-12-01

    This article is a theoretical examination of the implications of Howard Gardner's work in developmental and educational psychology (1983, 1993, 1999a, 1999b) for the structure of the psyche. The author accepts as axiomatic, in the context of this article, Gardner's educational manifesto (1999a) that all students should be taught disciplinary understandings of truth, beauty, and goodness. Rational inferences are then made indicating that the psyche that Gardner intends to educate and help develop is in the form of a neoclassical psyche and that it is structured by the capacities to know truth, to love beauty, and to will goodness.

  2. The iPSYCH2012 case-cohort sample

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    Pedersen, C B; Bybjerg-Grauholm, J; Pedersen, M G

    2017-01-01

    The Integrative Psychiatric Research (iPSYCH) consortium has established a large Danish population-based Case-Cohort sample (iPSYCH2012) aimed at unravelling the genetic and environmental architecture of severe mental disorders. The iPSYCH2012 sample is nested within the entire Danish population...... born between 1981 and 2005, including 1 472 762 persons. This paper introduces the iPSYCH2012 sample and outlines key future research directions. Cases were identified as persons with schizophrenia (N=3540), autism (N=16 146), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (N=18 726) and affective disorder...... (N=26 380), of which 1928 had bipolar affective disorder. Controls were randomly sampled individuals (N=30 000). Within the sample of 86 189 individuals, a total of 57 377 individuals had at least one major mental disorder. DNA was extracted from the neonatal dried blood spot samples obtained from...

  3. The iPSYCH2012 case-cohort sample

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    Pedersen, C B; Bybjerg-Grauholm, J; Pedersen, M G

    2017-01-01

    The Integrative Psychiatric Research (iPSYCH) consortium has established a large Danish population-based Case-Cohort sample (iPSYCH2012) aimed at unravelling the genetic and environmental architecture of severe mental disorders. The iPSYCH2012 sample is nested within the entire Danish population...... (N=26 380), of which 1928 had bipolar affective disorder. Controls were randomly sampled individuals (N=30 000). Within the sample of 86 189 individuals, a total of 57 377 individuals had at least one major mental disorder. DNA was extracted from the neonatal dried blood spot samples obtained from...... the Danish Neonatal Screening Biobank and genotyped using the Illumina PsychChip. Genotyping was successful for 90% of the sample. The assessments of exome sequencing, methylation profiling, metabolome profiling, vitamin-D, inflammatory and neurotrophic factors are in progress. For each individual, the i...

  4. Soul and psyche: The Bible in psychological perspective

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    Willem J. Smith

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available During the last third of the twentieth century a discipline that applies psychological and psychoanalytic insight to the study of the Bible, has resurfaced within biblical studies. In his book, Soul and Psyche, Wayne Rollins offers a psychological biblical approach as one of the new approaches to Scripture since the 1960’s. This approach tends to bring a renewed appreciation for the role of the human psyche or soul in the history of the Bible and its interpretation.

  5. Soul and psyche: The Bible in psychological perspective

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    Willem J. Smith

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available During the last third of the twentieth century a discipline that applies psychological and psychoanalytic insight to the study of the Bible, has resurfaced within biblical studies. In his book, Soul and Psyche, Wayne Rollins offers a psychological biblical approach as one of the new approaches to Scripture since the 1960’s. This approach tends to bring a renewed appreciation for the role of the human psyche or soul in the history of the Bible and its interpretation.

  6. Media psychology: Modern man and nonlocality of psyche.

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    Pronina E.E.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The development of modern information technologies is causing changes in the structure of the human psyche, bringing about a new psychotype. The transition to a new level of evolution is accompanied by the growing manifestation of the psyche’s ontological features — nonlocality and self-determination. From a sample of more than 300 people, it was demonstrated that active Internet users are significantly different in a number of parameters from those who mostly use traditional media. This article examines the resources of media psychology as a new paradigm in the study of mass communication phenomena and the laws of the development of psyche.

  7. Soul, butterfly, mythological nymph: psyche in philosophy and neuroscience

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    Elena I. Antonakou

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT The term “psyche” and its derivatives – including “Psychology” and “Psychiatry” – are rooted in classical philosophy and in mythology. Over the centuries, psyche has been the subject of discourse and contemplation, and of fable; it has also come to signify, in entomology, the order of Lepidoptera. In the current surge of research on brain and mind, there is a gradual transition from the psyche (or the “soul” to the specified descriptors defined by the fields of Behavioral, Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience.

  8. Brainwaves and psyches : A genealogy of an extended self

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    Brenninkmeijer, Jonna

    This article presents an ethnographical and historical analysis of the mode of being that is constituted when people use neurofeedback (brainwave training) for self-improvement. I analyse how human brainwaves have been associated with the psyche since their first demonstration by the psychiatrist

  9. Radar observations and shape model of asteroid 16 Psyche

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    Shepard, Michael K.; Richardson, James; Taylor, Patrick A.; Rodriguez-Ford, Linda A.; Conrad, Al; de Pater, Imke; Adamkovics, Mate; de Kleer, Katherine; Males, Jared R.; Morzinski, Katie M.; Close, Laird M.; Kaasalainen, Mikko; Viikinkoski, Matti; Timerson, Bradley; Reddy, Vishnu; Magri, Christopher; Nolan, Michael C.; Howell, Ellen S.; Benner, Lance A. M.; Giorgini, Jon D.; Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.

    2017-01-01

    Using the S-band radar at Arecibo Observatory, we observed 16 Psyche, the largest M-class asteroid in the main belt. We obtained 18 radar imaging and 6 continuous wave runs in November and December 2015, and combined these with 16 continuous wave runs from 2005 and 6 recent adaptive-optics (AO) images (Drummond et al., 2016) to generate a three-dimensional shape model of Psyche. Our model is consistent with a previously published AO image (Hanus et al., 2013) and three multi-chord occultations. Our shape model has dimensions 279 × 232 × 189 km (± 10%), Deff = 226 ± 23 km, and is 6% larger than, but within the uncertainties of, the most recently published size and shape model generated from the inversion of lightcurves (Hanus et al., 2013). Psyche is roughly ellipsoidal but displays a mass-deficit over a region spanning 90° of longitude. There is also evidence for two ∼50-70 km wide depressions near its south pole. Our size and published masses lead to an overall bulk density estimate of 4500 ± 1400 kgm-3. Psyche's mean radar albedo of 0.37 ± 0.09 is consistent with a near-surface regolith composed largely of iron-nickel and ∼40% porosity. Its radar reflectivity varies by a factor of 1.6 as the asteroid rotates, suggesting global variations in metal abundance or bulk density in the near surface. The variations in radar albedo appear to correlate with large and small-scale shape features. Our size and Psyche's published absolute magnitude lead to an optical albedo of pv = 0.15 ± 0.03, and there is evidence for albedo variegations that correlate with shape features.

  10. Epi info - present and future.

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    Su, Y; Yoon, S S

    2003-01-01

    Epi Info is a suite of public domain computer programs for public health professionals developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Epi Info is used for rapid questionnaire design, data entry and validation, data analysis including mapping and graphing, and creation of reports. Epi Info was originally created in 1985 using Turbo Pascal. In 1998, the last version of Epi Info for DOS, version 6, was released. Epi Info for DOS is currently supported by CDC but is no longer updated. The current version, Epi Info 2002, is Windows-based software developed using Microsoft Visual Basic. Approximately 300,000 downloads of Epi Info software occurred in 2002 from approximately 130 countries. These numbers make Epi Info probably one of the most widely distributed and used public domain programs in the world. The DOS version of Epi Info was translated into 13 languages, and efforts are underway to translate the Windows version into other major languages. Versions already exist for Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic.

  11. The grotesque female in Malaysian poems: shaping the migrant's psyche.

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    DMani, Sheba

    2011-12-01

    The works of Malaysian poet, Wong Phui Nam's Against the Wilderness (vii) China bride and Variations on a Birthday Theme (iv) Kali, illustrate a bride and a mother in terrifying images. Wong's stylistic form of representing the female body through startling images of inversion and degradation evoke feelings of unease. The suspension between the known and the unknown causes a bewildering reality verging on madness. Interpreted through the lens of the carnivalesque, specifically, the grotesque body, festive language and parody, I attempt to reconstruct the psyche of the Chinese migrant which underpins these poems. The migrant who arrived in Malaya during the colonial era in the early nineteenth century faced political and social struggles in adapting to a new land. In the poems, the migrant juxtaposes his position to a female and uses the female body as a site of contention to intensify the torment of the psyche and to reflect the despair of the Chinese in Malaysia.

  12. 'Psych ed' helps speed throughput time by 9%.

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    2006-02-01

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

  13. Emergency medical services and "psych calls": Examining the work of urban EMS providers.

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    Prener, Christopher; Lincoln, Alisa K

    2015-11-01

    Emergency medical technicians and paramedics form the backbone of the United States' Emergency Medical Service (EMS) system. Despite the frequent involvement of EMS with people with mental health and substance abuse problems, the nature and content of this work, as well as how EMS providers think about this work, have not been fully explored. Using data obtained through observations and interviews with providers at an urban American EMS agency, this paper provides an analysis of the ways in which EMS providers interact with people with mental illness and substance abuse problems, as well as providers' experiences with the mental health care system. Results demonstrate that EMS providers share common beliefs and frustrations about "psych calls" and the types of calls that involve people with behavioral health problems. In addition, providers described their understandings of the ways in which people with mental health and substance use problems "abuse the system" and the consequences of this abuse. Finally, EMS providers discuss the system-level factors that impact their work and specific barriers and challenges to care. These results suggest that additional work is needed to expand our understanding of the role of EMS providers in the care of people with behavioral health problems and that mental health practitioners and policy makers should include consideration of the important role of EMS and prehospital care in providing community-based supports for people with behavioral health needs. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).

  14. New psych unit eases patient burden in ED.

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    2008-06-01

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

  15. Beyond the Mind: Cultural Dynamics of the Psyche

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    Marsico, Giuseppina; Valsiner, Jaan

    This book Beyond the Mind: Cultural Dynamics of the Psyche is unusual in the content and it the format. That’s why it requires an unusual look. It has to do with a man, an intellectual journey and with uncountable travels across the world over the last two decades. This man is Jaan Valsiner...... and here you will read of his restless effort of elaborating ideas while going in different places as invited keynote. This book is mainly about his intellectual trajectory, which touches several places and several and interconnected topics. He lives travelling in the mind and in the physical world...... of new ideas, theories, models and even schemas....

  16. Psych verb production and comprehension in agrammatic Broca's aphasia.

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    Thompson, Cynthia K; Lee, Miseon

    2009-07-01

    This study examined the factors that affect agrammatic sentence production by testing eight agrammatic aphasic participants' comprehension and production of active and passive sentences using two types of English psych verbs, those with an Experiencer-marked subject (Subject-Experiencer (SubExp)) and those with an Experiencer-marked object (Object-Experiencer (ObjExp)). The Argument Structure Complexity Hypothesis (ASCH, [J. Neuroling. 16 (2003) 151]) posits that the verb (and sentence) production difficulties observed in agrammatic aphasia can be attributed, at least in part, to the argument structure properties of verbs, with verbs that are marked for more complex argument structure (in terms of the number and type of arguments) presenting greater difficulty than those with less complex argument structure entries. Based on previous linguistic analyses of psych verbs, ObjExp psych verbs are more complex than SubjExp verbs. Therefore, we predicted that the former would present greater production (but not comprehension) difficulty than the latter. Results showed above chance comprehension of all sentence types, with the exception of SubjExp passive constructions, in which the subject position is occupied by a non-Experiencer argument. In active sentence production, ObjExp verbs were more impaired than SubjExp verbs. However, the opposite pattern was noted for passive sentence production. While all participants had difficulty producing passive sentences of both types, they showed better performance on ObjExp verbs, as compared to SubjExp verbs, in which the Experiencer is in the subject position. Further, agrammatic aphasic speakers showed a preference for producing actives for SubjExp verbs and passives for ObjExp verbs, indicating that the thematic role requirements of selected verbs (e.g., Experiencer, Theme) influence production patterns, as they do in normal speakers. These data, as well as the error patterns seen in our patients, support the ASCH and suggest

  17. IMHE-Info, December 2008

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    Lafon, Valerie, Ed.

    2008-01-01

    "IMHE-Info" is a newsletter published by the Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) programme of OECD. This issue includes: (1) Breaking Ranks: Assessing Quality in Higher Education (Lyndon Thompson); (2) How to Improve Quality in Higher Education: A Study of Institutional Strategies; and (3) No More Ivory Towers: New Phase…

  18. IMHE-Info, June 2008

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    Lafon, Valerie, Ed.

    2008-01-01

    "IMHE-Info" is the newsletter published by the Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) programme of OECD. This issue includes: (1) Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society; (2) The Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO); and (3) City-Regions in Focus. Publications of interest, IMHE News, and a calendar…

  19. . Communicating Culture. Workshop Info 1

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    Karg, Sabine

    Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) - a natural resource for food and textiles for 8000 years. Cross-disciplinary investigations on the evolution and cultural history of flax and linen. Programme and abstracts of the first workshop 24-26 November 2009 in the Carlsberg Academy Copenhagen, Denmark. Commu....... Communicating Culture. Workshop Info 1, 2009, 39 pages....

  20. The I Ching and the psyche-body connection.

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    Ma, Shirley S Y

    2005-04-01

    Carl G. Jung's fateful meeting with Richard Wilhelm in 1929 has helped to build a bridge of depth psychological understanding between the East and the West. When Jung emerged from his 'confrontation with the unconscious', he felt validated by Wilhelm in his discovery of the healing power of medieval alchemical symbolism for the European psyche. Analytical psychology however offers a scientific, psychological understanding of Chinese wisdom as contained in the I Ching and Taoist alchemy. The Taoist alchemical tradition (also known as the Inner Elixir tradition of which 'The Secret of the Golden Flower' is a sample text) is based on the premise that psychological experience of the Tao can be achieved through mental and physiological means such as breathing and meditative techniques, gymnastics, dietary regimens such as fasting, consumption of medicinal herbs and minerals, and special sexual practices. This tradition incorporates the I Ching and traditional Chinese medicine in the alchemical opus. Taoist alchemy assumes the primacy of the physical body in the process of self-realization. The psychological and cosmic forces of the trigrams of the I Ching are stored in the internal organs of the body and are the basic material for the experience of Tao. The internal organs are the foundation of the material and subtle bodies and through cultivation, the body becomes spiritualized as the spirits are embodied. The body as a reflection of the entire cosmos becomes the residence of the gods. The realization of a new consciousness is symbolized by the hexagram Fu, meaning rebirth. The Chinese notion of Tao coincides with Jung's postulation of the unus mundus, the unity of existence which underlies the duality of psyche and matter, the psycho-physical background of existence. In this light, in the world of inner experience, East and West follow similar paths symbolically.

  1. Vandregnskab i PlanteInfo

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    Thysen, Iver; Andersen, Mathias Neumann; Plauborg, Finn Lars

    2006-01-01

    Vandingsstyring er i vækstsæsonen en vigtig faktor for driftslederen. Vandregnskab på PlanteInfo er et online program til optimering og styring af bedriftens vanding. Ved hjælp af få inddata om fx marker, jordtype og afgrøde, samt evt. nedbørdata fra bedriften kan en vandingsvejledning udarbejdes....... I PlanteInfo er meteorologiske data til rådighed, og der gives endvidere en prognose for de følgende fem dage. Vandingsplanen kan fås enten via mobiltelefonen eller hjemme ved computeren via internettet. Eventuelle vandinger kan endvidere indtastes via mobiltelefonen. Driftslederen kan således ved...

  2. Psych verbs, the linking problem, and the acquisition of language.

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    Hartshorne, Joshua K; O'Donnell, Timothy J; Sudo, Yasutada; Uruwashi, Miki; Lee, Miseon; Snedeker, Jesse

    2016-12-01

    In acquiring language, children must learn to appropriately place the different participants of an event (e.g., causal agent, affected entity) into the correct syntactic positions (e.g., subject, object) so that listeners will know who did what to whom. While many of these mappings can be characterized by broad generalizations, both within and across languages (e.g., semantic agents tend to be mapped onto syntactic subjects), not all verbs fit neatly into these generalizations. One particularly striking example is verbs of psychological state: The experiencer of the state can appear as either the subject (Agnes fears/hates/loves Bartholomew) or the direct object (Agnes frightens/angers/delights Bartholomew). The present studies explore whether this apparent variability in subject/object mapping may actually result from differences in these verbs' underlying meanings. Specifically, we suggest that verbs like fear describe a habitual attitude towards some entity whereas verbs like frighten describe an externally caused emotional episode. We find that this distinction systematically characterizes verbs in English, Mandarin, and Korean. This pattern is generalized to novel verbs by adults in English, Japanese, and Russian, and even by English-speaking children who are just beginning to acquire psych verbs. This results support a broad role for systematic mappings between semantics and syntax in language acquisition. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. jsPsych: a JavaScript library for creating behavioral experiments in a Web browser.

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    de Leeuw, Joshua R

    2015-03-01

    Online experiments are growing in popularity, and the increasing sophistication of Web technology has made it possible to run complex behavioral experiments online using only a Web browser. Unlike with offline laboratory experiments, however, few tools exist to aid in the development of browser-based experiments. This makes the process of creating an experiment slow and challenging, particularly for researchers who lack a Web development background. This article introduces jsPsych, a JavaScript library for the development of Web-based experiments. jsPsych formalizes a way of describing experiments that is much simpler than writing the entire experiment from scratch. jsPsych then executes these descriptions automatically, handling the flow from one task to another. The jsPsych library is open-source and designed to be expanded by the research community. The project is available online at www.jspsych.org .

  4. The Etiology of the Illnesses of the Psyche in the Hippocratic Texts

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    Niki Papavramidou

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The Hippocratic Corpus played a key role to the disengagement of illness from the divine element that was believed to be to cause of all illnesses and injuries. Especially for the illnesses of the psyche (some call it “self” or “soul”, the Hippocratic physicians managed to recognize their biological origin and to create a “primitive” nosological structure. The aim of this paper is to identify the etiological factors of the illnesses of the psyche, according to the Hippocratic authors and to correlate them to modern medical observations. The Hippocratic physicians enumerated certain etiological factors for the occurrence of the illnesses of the psyche: imbalance of the humours, injuries of the head, extreme emotions, along with environmental features that were supposed to favor the appearance of such illnesses, such as the climate, the quality of the water, the winds, etc. Keywords: Hippocratic medicine; History of medicine; history of psychiatry; psyche

  5. The e-text corpus RusNeuroPsych: composition, structure and applicability

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    Litvinova Tatiana Aleksandrovna

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The article describes the text corpus RusNeuroPsych developed in the Russian language. It contains the meta-marking as information about the authors (gender, age, education, results of neuropsychological survey and psychological testing. We consider the details of data collection and procession in formation of the corpus, its composition and structure, and also analyse possibilities of application of the RusNeuroPsych corpus in general knowledge.

  6. Epi Info™ 7

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    2012-06-12

    In this podcast, Brad Myers, Director of the Division of Communication Services, talks with Asad Islam, who leads the Epi Info™ team at CDC, about Epi Info's new tools.  Created: 6/12/2012 by Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (OSELS).   Date Released: 1/17/2013.

  7. PredPsych: A toolbox for predictive machine learning-based approach in experimental psychology research.

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    Koul, Atesh; Becchio, Cristina; Cavallo, Andrea

    2017-12-12

    Recent years have seen an increased interest in machine learning-based predictive methods for analyzing quantitative behavioral data in experimental psychology. While these methods can achieve relatively greater sensitivity compared to conventional univariate techniques, they still lack an established and accessible implementation. The aim of current work was to build an open-source R toolbox - "PredPsych" - that could make these methods readily available to all psychologists. PredPsych is a user-friendly, R toolbox based on machine-learning predictive algorithms. In this paper, we present the framework of PredPsych via the analysis of a recently published multiple-subject motion capture dataset. In addition, we discuss examples of possible research questions that can be addressed with the machine-learning algorithms implemented in PredPsych and cannot be easily addressed with univariate statistical analysis. We anticipate that PredPsych will be of use to researchers with limited programming experience not only in the field of psychology, but also in that of clinical neuroscience, enabling computational assessment of putative bio-behavioral markers for both prognosis and diagnosis.

  8. Info-Greedy Sequential Adaptive Compressed Sensing

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    Braun, Gabor; Pokutta, Sebastian; Xie, Yao

    2015-06-01

    We present an information-theoretic framework for sequential adaptive compressed sensing, Info-Greedy Sensing, where measurements are chosen to maximize the extracted information conditioned on the previous measurements. We show that the widely used bisection approach is Info-Greedy for a family of $k$-sparse signals by connecting compressed sensing and blackbox complexity of sequential query algorithms, and present Info-Greedy algorithms for Gaussian and Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) signals, as well as ways to design sparse Info-Greedy measurements. Numerical examples demonstrate the good performance of the proposed algorithms using simulated and real data: Info-Greedy Sensing shows significant improvement over random projection for signals with sparse and low-rank covariance matrices, and adaptivity brings robustness when there is a mismatch between the assumed and the true distributions.

  9. 337Info - Unfair Import Investigations Information System

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    US International Trade Commission — The 337Info database contains data relating to Section 337 investigations instituted, or otherwise initiated, by the U.S. International Trade Commission on or after...

  10. Detection of water and/or hydroxyl on asteroid (16) Psyche

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    Takir, Driss; Reddy, Vishnu; Sanchez, Juan A.; Shepard, Michael K.; Emery, Joshua P.

    2016-01-01

    In order to search for evidence of hydration on M-type asteroid (16) Psyche, we observed this object in the 3 μm spectral region using the long-wavelength cross-dispersed (LXD: 1.9–4.2 μm) mode of the SpeX spectrograph/imager at the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility. Our observations show that Psyche exhibits a 3 μm absorption feature, attributed to water or hydroxyl. The 3 μm absorption feature is consistent with the hydration features found on the surfaces of water-rich asteroids, attributed to OH- and/or H2O-bearing phases (phyllosilicates). The detection of a 3 μm hydration absorption band on Psyche suggests that this asteroid may not be a metallic core, or it could be a metallic core that has been impacted by carbonaceous material over the past 4.5 Gyr. Our results also indicate rotational spectral variations, which we suggest reflect heterogeneity in the metal/silicate ratio on the surface of Psyche.

  11. DETECTION OF WATER AND/OR HYDROXYL ON ASTEROID (16) Psyche

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    Takir, Driss [U.S. Geological Survey, Astrogeology Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (United States); Reddy, Vishnu [Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Sanchez, Juan A. [Planetary Science Institute, 1700 E Fort Lowell Road, Suite 106, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Shepard, Michael K. [Department of Geography and Geosciences, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 E. Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (United States); Emery, Joshua P., E-mail: dtakir@usgs.gov [Earth and Planetary Science Department, Planetary Geosciences Institute, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (United States)

    2017-01-01

    In order to search for evidence of hydration on M-type asteroid (16) Psyche, we observed this object in the 3 μ m spectral region using the long-wavelength cross-dispersed (LXD: 1.9–4.2 μ m) mode of the SpeX spectrograph/imager at the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility. Our observations show that Psyche exhibits a 3 μ m absorption feature, attributed to water or hydroxyl. The 3 μ m absorption feature is consistent with the hydration features found on the surfaces of water-rich asteroids, attributed to OH- and/or H{sub 2}O-bearing phases (phyllosilicates). The detection of a 3 μ m hydration absorption band on Psyche suggests that this asteroid may not be a metallic core, or it could be a metallic core that has been impacted by carbonaceous material over the past 4.5 Gyr. Our results also indicate rotational spectral variations, which we suggest reflect heterogeneity in the metal/silicate ratio on the surface of Psyche.

  12. "Psych-Out": Using a Team-Based Game to Teach Diagnosis and Interventions

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    Pearson, Quinn M.; Townsend, Karen M.

    2012-01-01

    "Psych-Out" is a team-based game designed to motivate graduate counseling students to study diagnostic symptoms and related interventions associated with reading assignments. At least 83% of students agreed or strongly agreed that the game contributed to their enjoyment of the class, increased their motivation to study for class, and contributed…

  13. Acquiring Spanish at the Interfaces: An Integrative Approach to the L2 Acquisition of Psych-Verbs

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    Gomez Soler, Inmaculada

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation provides a comprehensive analysis of the L2 acquisition of Spanish psych-verbs (e.g. "gustar" "to like") across four different proficiency levels. In particular, psych-verbs constitute a testing ground for the predictions of the Interface Hypothesis (Sorace and Filiaci, 2006; Tsimpli, Sorace, Heycok &…

  14. The distribution of referential adjectives in psych nominalizations in English and Romanian

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    Camelia Bejan

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Previous accounts of referential adjectives have examined their status in the structure of action nominalizations in correlation with the event vs. result interpretation of nominals. They have been argued to behave like noun phrases (Grimshaw 1990, to introduce new entities into the discourse (Giorgi and Longobardi 1991 or to simply modify deverbal nominals (Oersnes and Markantonatou 2002. This paper attempts a comparative study of referential adjectives in psychological nominalizations in English and Romanian. We argue that the restrictions on the occurrence of referential adjectives in psych nominalizations are imposed by the language specific functional structure of the DP. The paper is organized as follows. In section one we briefly overview the literature on referential adjectives in action nominalizations. In section two we look at the distribution of referential adjectives in psychological nominalizations and in section three we correlate modification by referential adjectives with the process vs. result interpretation of psych nominals.

  15. DETECTION OF ROTATIONAL SPECTRAL VARIATION ON THE M-TYPE ASTEROID (16) PSYCHE

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    Sanchez, Juan A.; Thomas, Cristina [Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Reddy, Vishnu [Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Shepard, Michael K. [Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (United States); Cloutis, Edward A.; Kiddell, Cain; Applin, Daniel [Department of Geography, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Takir, Driss [Astrogeology Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (United States); Conrad, Albert, E-mail: jsanchez@psi.edu [LBT Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

    2017-01-01

    The asteroid (16) Psyche is of scientific interest because it contains ∼1% of the total mass of the asteroid belt and is thought to be the remnant metallic core of a protoplanet. Radar observations have indicated the significant presence of metal on the surface with a small percentage of silicates. Prior ground-based observations showed rotational variations in the near-infrared (NIR) spectra and radar albedo of this asteroid. However, no comprehensive study that combines multi-wavelength data has been conducted so far. Here we present rotationally resolved NIR spectra (0.7–2.5 μ m) of (16) Psyche obtained with the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility. These data have been combined with shape models of the asteroid for each rotation phase. Spectral band parameters extracted from the NIR spectra show that the pyroxene band center varies from ∼0.92 to 0.94 μ m. Band center values were used to calculate the pyroxene chemistry of the asteroid, whose average value was found to be Fs{sub 30}En{sub 65}Wo{sub 5}. Variations in the band depth (BD) were also observed, with values ranging from 1.0% to 1.5%. Using a new laboratory spectral calibration method, we estimated an average orthopyroxene content of 6% ± 1%. The mass-deficit region of Psyche, which exhibits the highest radar albedo, also shows the highest value for the spectral slope and the minimum BD. The spectral characteristics of Psyche suggest that its parent body did not have the typical structure expected for a differentiated body or that the sequence of events that led to its current state was more complex than previously thought.

  16. Psyche=singularity: A comparison of Carl Jung's transpersonal psychology and Leonard Susskind's holographic string theory

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    Desmond, Timothy

    In this dissertation I discern what Carl Jung calls the mandala image of the ultimate archetype of unity underlying and structuring cosmos and psyche by pointing out parallels between his transpersonal psychology and Stanford physicist Leonard Susskind's string theory. Despite his atheistic, materialistically reductionist interpretation of it, I demonstrate how Susskind's string theory of holographic information conservation at the event horizons of black holes, and the cosmic horizon of the universe, corroborates the following four topics about which Jung wrote: (1) his near-death experience of the cosmic horizon after a heart attack in 1944; ( 2) his equation relating psychic energy to mass, "Psyche=highest intensity in the smallest space" (1997, 162), which I translate into the equation, Psyche=Singularity; (3) his theory that the mandala, a circle or sphere with a central point, is the symbolic image of the ultimate archetype of unity through the union of opposites, which structures both cosmos and psyche, and which rises spontaneously from the collective unconscious to compensate a conscious mind torn by irreconcilable demands (1989, 334-335, 396-397); and (4) his theory of synchronicity. I argue that Susskind's inside-out black hole model of our Big Bang universe forms a geometrically perfect mandala: a central Singularity encompassed by a two-dimensional sphere which serves as a universal memory bank. Moreover, in precise fulfillment of Jung's theory, Susskind used that mandala to reconcile the notoriously incommensurable paradigms of general relativity and quantum mechanics, providing in the process a mathematically plausible explanation for Jung's near-death experience of his past, present, and future life simultaneously at the cosmic horizon. Finally, Susskind's theory also provides a plausible cosmological model to explain Jung's theory of synchronicity--meaningful coincidences may be tied together by strings at the cosmic horizon, from which they

  17. Infoühiskond / Raivo Suni

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    Suni, Raivo, 1976-

    1999-01-01

    Infoühiskond on paradigmana sattunud sotsiaalteadlaste tähelepanu alla seoses informatsiooni plahvatusliku väärtustumisega viimastele aastatel. Ka kultuuriimperialismist, kulturoloogilisest lähenemisest. Meediatehnoloogia areng on aidanud levida väärtustel, mis varem olid kättesaadavad vaid eliidile (Walter Benjamin "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction")

  18. Creativity as a Determinant of Intraspecific Aggressive Properties of the Psyche of Homo sapiens

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    Alexander G. Kruglov

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available A sharp and non-linear qualitative change event, namely, the emergence of creativity in the structure of the psyche of Homo sapiens (HS about 50,000 years ago, created developmental bifurcations, as a result of which HS attained extraspecific and intraspecific domination. Creativity, a new quality of HS psyche, for the first time in the history of hominids enabled HS to separate the image of the goal (IG from the reactive behavior, transforming IG into an abstract, symbolic object. The emergence of this creative construct, the ambivalent structure existing in the interpretive environment, created a new need for hominids: a relationship with the virtual product of the psyche, a symbol, which has the signs of objective reality in PERCEPTION. Thus, a fundamentally unsolvable frustration was created: a frustration caused by the inability to achieve equilibrium relations with the CONTROLLING symbolic image. Behavior aimed at satisfying needs and eliminating frustration, accompanied by the ordering and structuring of society, acquires under certain conditions the elements of aggression, transforming into sheer aggression. We believe that in the periods preceding the aggression, there is a deliberate deformation of the psychological image of the enemy, the future victim, resulting in the aggressor perceiving the enemy as lacking in human qualities, those qualities that are the attributes of species identity. In this process, the aggressor’s psycho-filters and ethical restrictions are eliminated. We understand intraspecific aggression as the antagonistic contact between the frustration constructs, aimed at reducing the tension caused by frustration.

  19. Measuring sequences of keystrokes with jsPsych: Reliability of response times and interkeystroke intervals.

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    Pinet, S; Zielinski, C; Mathôt, S; Dufau, S; Alario, F-X; Longcamp, M

    2017-06-01

    Although the precision and reliability of response time (RT) measurements performed via Web-based interfaces have been evaluated, sequences of keystrokes have never been investigated in detail. Keystrokes often occur in much more rapid succession than RTs, and operating systems may interpret successive or concomitant keyboard events according to both automatic and user-based settings. Sequence keystroke timing could thus be more sensitive than single RTs to noise in online measurements. Here, we quantified the precision and reliability of timing measures performed during sequences of keystrokes. We used the JavaScript jsPsych library to create an experiment involving finger-movement sequences, and ran it online with 633 participants. We manipulated the structure of three keystroke motor sequences, targeting a replication of previous findings regarding both RTs and interkeystroke intervals (IKIs). Our online data accurately reproduced the original results and allowed for a novel assessment of demographic variables such as age and gender. In parallel, we also measured the objective timing accuracy of the jsPsych interface by using specialized hardware and software, showing a constant 60-ms delay for RTs and a 0-ms delay for IKIs across the sequences. The distribution of IKIs revealed quantizing for a majority of participants, most likely due to the sampling frequency of their USB keyboards. Overall, these findings indicate that JsPsych provides good reliability and accuracy in sequence keystroke timings for mental chronometry purposes, through online recordings.

  20. THE VALENCY OF STIMULUS IN RUSSIAN PSYCH-VERBS: SEMANTICS-SYNTAX INTERFACE

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    Valentina Ju. Apresjan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper considers semantics—syntax interface in the domain of Russian psychverbs denoting emotional states. It attempts to demonstrate that syntactic properties of psych-verbs are semantically motivated. Psych-verbs are usually assigned two thematic roles — Experiencer and Stimulus. While Experiencer in Russian psych-verbs denoting state is usually coded as nominative or dative, Stimulus lacks a standard syntactic expression. The paper puts forward a hypothesis that variation in syntactic expression is semantically motivated. It is explained by the absence of a holistic role in place of Stimulus. The types of emotional stimuli vary greatly in different emotion clusters (anger, joy, sadness, pride, fear etc. and these ontological differences receive semantic and syntactic reflection. In different emotion clusters and depending on syntactic expression, the role of Stimulus can be semantically flavored by other thematic roles, such as Patient (for certain verbs of anger, Addressee (for certain verbs of joy, Place or Theme (for certain verbs of sadness, Instrument or Part (for verbs of pride and others. The choice of syntactic expression is often triggered by this additional thematic role. The types of additional roles are determined by the whole event structure, namely, the type of stimulus, wishes of the experience, the type of feeling, behavioral and speech manifestations of emotion. If a verb allows different kinds of syntactic expression of stimulus, each government pattern is associated with its own additional thematic role. 

  1. Psych Dome

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    Computer EEG-controlled audio-visualisation software adapted for use by Sacred Resonance for 'Noosphere: A Vision Quest', a performance at Adelaide Planetarium, as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016....

  2. Quantum psyche

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    Baaquie, Belal E; Demongeot, J; Galli-Carminati, Giuliana; Martin, F; Teodorani, Massimo

    2015-01-01

    At the end of the 19th century Sigmund Freud discovered that our acts and choices are not only decisions of our consciousness, but that they are also deeply determined by our unconscious (the so-called "Freudian unconscious"). During a long correspondence between them (1932-1958) Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Gustav Jung speculated that the unconscious could be a quantum system. This book is addressed both to all those interested in the new developments of the age-old enquiry in the relations between mind and matter, and also to the experts in quantum physics that are interested in a formalisation of this new approach. The description of the "Bilbao experiment" adds a very interesting experimental inquiry into the synchronicity effect in a group situation, linking theory to a quantifiable verification of these subtle effects. Cover design: "Entangled Minds". Riccardo Carminati Galli, 2014.

  3. Real-time language comprehension research using the Apple-Psych system

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    BEEMAN, MARK; GERNSBACHER, MORTON A.

    2014-01-01

    We describe the use of the Apple-Psych system to conduct language comprehension experiments. Using this system, we have implemented several tasks commonly used to assess the cognitive processes involved in language comprehension. These include segment-by-segment reading tasks in which the stimuli are presented visually, and divided-attention and crossmodal tasks in which the stimuli are presented both visually and auditorily. Currently we are using the system to control collection of event-related potentials while subjects comprehend auditory discourse. PMID:25309032

  4. Kas info on sõnum? / David Vseviov

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    Vseviov, David, 1949-

    2009-01-01

    Tõeline infoühiskond oli vanaaja ühiskond. Infoühiskonnaks saab pidada vaid sellist ühiskonda, kus valdavale osale indiviididest teada olev informatsioon suudab kindlustada inimese iseseisva eksistentsi

  5. Creating Simple Admin Tools Using Info*Engine and Java

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    Jones, Corey; Kapatos, Dennis; Skradski, Cory; Felkins, J. D.

    2012-01-01

    PTC has provided a simple way to dynamically interact with Windchill using Info*Engine. This presentation will describe how to create a simple Info*Engine Tasks capable of saving Windchill 10.0 administration of tedious work.

  6. Cognitive infocommunications (CogInfoCom)

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    Baranyi, Péter; Sallai, Gyula

    2015-01-01

    This book describes the theoretical foundations of cognitive infocommunications (CogInfoCom), and provides a survey on state-of-the-art solutions and applications within the field. The book covers aspects of cognitive infocommunications in the research fields of affective computing, BCI, future internet, HCI, HRI, sensory substitution, and virtual/augmented interactions. The book focuses on describing the merging between humans and information and communications technology (ICT) at the level of cognitive capabilities with an approach towards developing future cognitive ICT.   · Provides a comprehensive overview of cognitive infocommunications   · Covers theoretical and practical aspects of cognitive infocommunications   · Discusses applications employing various aspects of infocommunication.

  7. Social media, social avatars and the psyche: is Facebook good for us?

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    Brunskill, David

    2013-12-01

    This paper aims to explore how social media users represent themselves online, and to consider whether this process has inherent potential to impact upon the psyche of the individual. Advanced thinking around social media may exist on an organizational level, but on an individual level there exists a need to catch up, as the psychological dimensions of going online are significant and deserve consideration. Inherent to the experience of using social media is the self selection of favorable material to represent the individual. This process is cumulative, and effectively creates a socially-derived and socially-driven, composite online image ('social avatar'). Humans notably select their best aspects for presentation to others and the social avatar reflects this tendency, effectively facilitating the creation of a 'gap' between online image (representation) and offline identity (substance). The creation of a social avatar should therefore be an important and conscious consideration for all users of social media, not just those individuals already struggling with the task of integrating the multiple facets which make up modern personal identity. Social avatars appear to be an important factor in understanding the inherent potential for social media to affect the psyche/contribute to psychopathology within the individual.

  8. Psyche, Nightmare and Religion: Precursors of Colonial Conquest in Ahmed Yerima’s Attahiru

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    Taiwo A. Stanley Osanyemi

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper is premised on the connection between history and drama in order to profile the historical characters or heroes and explicate the socio-political predicament in their society. Existing studies on historical plays have focused on the celebration and chronicling of the heroic deeds of the historical characters, sometimes ignoring the artistic techniques the playwright employed. This study, therefore, examines psyche, nightmare and religion as the stylistic techniques for establishing the sources of disintegration in an imperial environment. This is with a view to investigating the link between the conflicts of the protagonist and the predicaments of his society. The study is based on psychoanalysis that allows for the investigation of characters’ unconscious motives and collective archetypes. The text, Attahiru is subjected to critical textual analysis in both content and form to analyse the paradigmatic use of history, dream and religion to account for the colonial conquest of an African society. Various patterns of unconscious archetypes such as psyche, nightmare, daydream and religion were discovered to serve as techniques of foreshadowing and flashback to the physical and psychological conflicts in the play. They serve as signifiers of the protagonist’s traumas. These unconscious archetypes, therefore, have become the catalysts for disintegration and veritable strategy in Ahmed Yerima’s account of imperial history.

  9. [Mental images: towards a media history of the psyche around 1900].

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    Rall, Veronika

    2014-12-01

    Presupposing that visual practices are inherent to the social constitution of knowledge, this article suggests juxtaposing photographs and films produced in a psychiatric environment to popular films run in theaters around 1900, thus identifying cinema's particular "Denkstil" (Fleck). Rejecting science's dominating paradigm of visual objectivity (Daston/Galison), the visual apparatus [dispositif] of early cinema facilitates subjective experience of unreason and irrationality and thus initiates a different epistemological approach to knowledge as self-knowledge of a modern, self-reflexive subject. This is particularly evident in early cinema's depiction of the psyche, which does not solely focus on the physical manifestation of the 'mad', 'insane' body, but also visualizes the subject's inner life: technical means like montage, multiple exposure or stop motion can be employed to illustrate subjective visions, fantasies or dreams. Thus, the invisible mind becomes visible as the "unthinkable within thinking" (Deleuze), while the subject is invited to participate in cinema's "gay science" (Nietzsche).

  10. [Gut microbiome and psyche: paradigm shift in the concept of brain-gut axis].

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    Konturek, Peter C; Zopf, Yurdagül

    2016-05-25

    The concept of the brain-gut axis describes the communication between the central and enteric nervous system. The exchange of information takes place in both directions. The great advances in molecular medicine in recent years led to the discovery of an enormous number of microorganisms in the intestine (gut microbiome), which greatly affect the function of the brain-gut axis. Overview Numerous studies indicate that the dysfunction of the brain-gut axis could lead to both inflammatory and functional diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Moreover, it was shown that a faulty composition of the gut microbiota in childhood influences the maturation of the central nervous system and thus may favor the development of mental disorders such as autism, depression, or other. An exact causal relationship between psyche and microbiome must be clarified by further studies in order to find new therapeutic options.

  11. PSYCH: A Mnemonic to Help Psychiatric Residents Decrease Patient Handoff Communication Errors.

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    Mariano, Maria Theresa; Brooks, Victoria; DiGiacomo, Michael

    2016-07-01

    The substantial adverse impact of miscommunication during transitions in care has highlighted the importance of teaching proper patient handoff practices. Although handoff standardization has been suggested, a universal system has been difficult to adopt, given the unique characteristics of the different fields of medicine. A form of standardization that has emerged is a discipline-specific handoff mnemonic: a memory aid that can serve to assist a provider in communicating pertinent information to the succeeding treatment team. A pilot study was conducted in which psychiatry residents were taught a mnemonic to use during their post-call patient handoffs. The PSYCH mnemonic was introduced as a guide to help residents identify key information needed in a psychiatric emergency room handoff: Patient information/ background, S ituation leading to the hospital visit, Y our assessment, Critical information, and Hindrance to discharge. Resident post-call patient handoffs were voice recorded and transcribed for 12 weeks. The transcriptions were divided into three time periods: Time 1 (baseline resident handoff performance), Time 2 (natural progression in resident hand-off performance with experience), and Time 3 (resident handoff performance after training in use of the PSYCH mnemonic). There was a statistically significant decrease in the mean number of omissions after the intervention (p = 0.049). The decrease in time spent on handoffs after the intervention was not statistically significant. On the basis of a rating scale ranging from 1 (not clear) to 4 (very clear), the residents' rating of their clarity of expectations increased from a mean of 2.79 to 3.83, and their confidence rating increased from a mean of 2.57 to 3.42. The mnemonic helped decrease the residents' handoff omissions. It also helped improve their efficiency, clarity of expectation, and confidence during handoffs.

  12. Mood recognition in bipolar patients through the PSYCHE platform: preliminary evaluations and perspectives.

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    Valenza, Gaetano; Gentili, Claudio; Lanatà, Antonio; Scilingo, Enzo Pasquale

    2013-01-01

    Bipolar disorders are characterized by a series of both depressive and manic or hypomanic episodes. Although common and expensive to treat, the clinical assessment of bipolar disorder is still ill-defined. In the current literature several correlations between mood disorders and dysfunctions involving the autonomic nervous system (ANS) can be found. The objective of this work is to develop a novel mood recognition system based on a pervasive, wearable and personalized monitoring system using ANS-related biosignals. The monitoring platform used in this study is the core sensing system of the personalized monitoring systems for care in mental health (PSYCHE) European project. It is comprised of a comfortable sensorized t-shirt that can acquire the inter-beat interval time series, the heart rate, and the respiratory dynamics for long-term monitoring during the day and overnight. In this study, three bipolar patients were followed for a period of 90 days during which up to six monitoring sessions and psychophysical evaluations were performed for each patient. Specific signal processing techniques and artificial intelligence algorithms were applied to analyze more than 120 h of data. Experimental results are expressed in terms of confusion matrices and an exhaustive descriptive statistics of the most relevant features is reported as well. A classification accuracy of about 97% is achieved for the intra-subject analysis. Such an accuracy was found in distinguishing relatively good affective balance state (euthymia) from severe clinical states (severe depression and mixed state) and is lower in distinguishing euthymia from the milder states (accuracy up to 88%). The PSYCHE platform could provide a viable decision support system in order to improve mood assessment in patient care. Evidences about the correlation between mood disorders and ANS dysfunctions were found and the obtained results are promising for an effective biosignal-based mood recognition. Copyright © 2012

  13. Separate disciplines: The study of behavior and the study of the psyche.

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    Fraley, L E; Vargas, E A

    1986-01-01

    The study of behavior differs fundamentally from the study of the psyche and logically cannot share the same discipline. However, while disciplines might be defined through technical exercises, they function through exercises of political power. The evolution of a discipline, though based on field and laboratory data interpreted within a specific paradigm and justified publicity by its utility to solve personal and social problems, follows a course of development in the political arenas of the academies and the professions. We happen to have a discipline, roughly connoted by the label "behavior analysis," without an academic home (the present ones haphazardly tolerate our activities), without a professional organization (the present one lobbies only "for behavior analysis"), and without a true professional name (the present one implies an approach not a discipline). No scientific community lasts long without a supporting professional infrastructure. In explicitly asserting ourselves as a discipline, we confront a number of difficult issues such as continuing to work in departments antithetical to behaviorism and a number of problems such as what we call ourselves to identify our professional and scientific concerns. (For example, we need a term descriptive of our science in its broad sense. That term is not psychology. Too many people persist in maintaining its commitment to cognitivism. On whatever term we agree, "behavior" should constitute its stem, for our efforts focus there, not in the putative underlying psyche or its current cognitive update.) The focus of our concerns and the solutions of our problems rest on one issue: Will our discipline prosper most as a branch of psychology or as an independent discipline? Slowly, but surely, our actions demonstrate that the latter is the preferred option, but these actions, though fortuitous, occur almost by accident. By specifically programming to achieve an independent professional status we increase the probability

  14. Concurrent validity of the PSYCH-6, a very short scale for detecting anxiety and depression, among oncology outpatients.

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    Clover, Kerrie; Leigh Carter, Gregory; Adams, Catherine; Hickie, Ian; Davenport, Tracey

    2009-07-01

    To improve the acceptability of screening for depression and anxiety among patients with cancer there is a need for scales that are both very short and accurate. To date no very short questionnaire has been found to provide optimal performance for screening in oncology populations and other candidates must be examined. This study examined the concurrent validity of a relatively new, very short scale, the six item PSYCH-6 subscale of the Somatic and Psychological Health Report (SPHERE-12), in an oncology outpatient population. Cross-sectional survey of 340 oncology outpatients attending a regional hospital in Newcastle, Australia. The performance of the PSYCH-6 against the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was evaluated using correlation, Cohen's kappa, positive agreement and negative agreement. The PSYCH-6 subscale of the SPHERE-12, at a cut-off point of 3, had substantial agreement with the total score of the HADS (HADS-T; kappa = 0.73, p PSYCH-6 scale of the SPHERE-12 at a cut-off point of 3 is an equivalent instrument to the HADS-T for detecting cases and excluding non-cases of anxiety and depression and is suitable for deployment in oncology populations.

  15. Psych NP-NC: a benchmark graduate nurse practitioner program for meeting the mental health needs in North Carolina.

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    Soltis-Jarrett, Victoria

    2011-01-01

    UNC-Chapel Hill's Psych NP-NC program prepares clinically and culturally proficient nurse practitioners to provide psychiatric and mental health care in North Carolina areas that are medically underserved and have a greater number of health disparities. This article reviews the program and the role of its graduates and makes policy recommendations for improving mental health care in the state.

  16. Riigipead mõtestavad infoühiskonda / Imre Siil

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    Siil, Imre

    2003-01-01

    Rahvusvahelise Telekommunikatsiooniliidu (International Telecommunications Union, ITU) algatusel ettevalmistatavast maailma infoühiskonna alasest tippkohtumisest (World Summit on Information Society, WSIS)

  17. A BIM-Info delivery protocol

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    Martin Hooper

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Today, with many of the technological issues of integrated information management resolved (perhaps excluding the matter of interoperability, defining the content and status of BIM information deliveries remains both a practical and a theoretical problem. New BIM tools and new design processes and procedures have led to a certain confusion of what information is needed for particular BIM uses. This paper seeks to explore and enable a method of defining the content of model information deliverables through a review of 2 key primary specific BIM uses: 3d Design Coordination and Early Energy Appraisal through an analysis of practical application. The scope of this study is limited to a review of information flow within residential projects in a Swedish context and looks at two projects with a view to identify and establish a common definition of the key BIM objects and properties necessary for particular tasks. The key deliverable from this study is the BIM-Info Delivery Protocol (IDP which attempts to align consultant BIM-information delivery expectations and represents a tangible solution to assist consultants to manage BIM information. Concluding reflections consider the positioning of the IDP relative to the on-going development of IDMs / MVDs and highlight the key constituent parameters of an Information Delivery Specification (IDS.

  18. A BIM-Info delivery protocol

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    Martin Hooper

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Today, with many of the technological issues of integrated information management resolved (perhaps excluding the matter of interoperability, defining the content and status of BIM information deliveries remains both a practical and a theoretical problem. New BIM tools and new design processes and procedures have led to a certain confusion of what information is needed for particular BIM uses. This paper seeks to explore and enable a method of defining the content of model information deliverables through a review of 2 key primary specific BIM uses: 3d Design Coordination and Early Energy Appraisal through an analysis of practical application. The scope of this study is limited to a review of information flow within residential projects in a Swedish context and looks at two projects with a view to identify and establish a common definition of the key BIM objects and properties necessary for particular tasks. The key deliverable from this study is the BIM-Info Delivery Protocol (IDP which attempts to align consultant BIM-information delivery expectations and represents a tangible solution to assist consultants to manage BIM information. Concluding reflections consider the positioning of the IDP relative to the on-going development of IDMs / MVDs and highlight the key constituent parameters of an Information Delivery Specification (IDS.  

  19. The ALICE DAQ infoLogger

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    Chapeland, S.; Carena, F.; Carena, W.; Chibante Barroso, V.; Costa, F.; Dénes, E.; Divià, R.; Fuchs, U.; Grigore, A.; Ionita, C.; Delort, C.; Simonetti, G.; Soós, C.; Telesca, A.; Vande Vyvre, P.; Von Haller, B.; Alice Collaboration

    2014-04-01

    ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is a heavy-ion experiment studying the physics of strongly interacting matter and the quark-gluon plasma at the CERN LHC (Large Hadron Collider). The ALICE DAQ (Data Acquisition System) is based on a large farm of commodity hardware consisting of more than 600 devices (Linux PCs, storage, network switches). The DAQ reads the data transferred from the detectors through 500 dedicated optical links at an aggregated and sustained rate of up to 10 Gigabytes per second and stores at up to 2.5 Gigabytes per second. The infoLogger is the log system which collects centrally the messages issued by the thousands of processes running on the DAQ machines. It allows to report errors on the fly, and to keep a trace of runtime execution for later investigation. More than 500000 messages are stored every day in a MySQL database, in a structured table keeping track for each message of 16 indexing fields (e.g. time, host, user, ...). The total amount of logs for 2012 exceeds 75GB of data and 150 million rows. We present in this paper the architecture and implementation of this distributed logging system, consisting of a client programming API, local data collector processes, a central server, and interactive human interfaces. We review the operational experience during the 2012 run, in particular the actions taken to ensure shifters receive manageable and relevant content from the main log stream. Finally, we present the performance of this log system, and future evolutions.

  20. Creating Simple Windchill Admin Tools Using Info*Engine

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    Jones, Corey; Kapatos, Dennis; Skradski, Cory

    2012-01-01

    Being a Windchill administrator often requires performing simple yet repetitive tasks on large sets of objects. These can include renaming, deleting, checking in, undoing checkout, and much more. This is especially true during a migration. Fortunately, PTC has provided a simple way to dynamically interact with Windchill using Info*Engine. This presentation will describe how to create simple Info*Engine tasks capable of saving Windchill 10.0 administrators hours of tedious work. It will also show how these tasks can be combined and displayed on a simple JSP page that acts as a "Windchill Administrator Dashboard/Toolbox". The attendee will learn some valuable tasks Info*Engine capable of performing. The attendee will gain a basic understanding of how to perform and implement Info*Engine tasks. The attendee will learn what's involved in creating a JSP page that displays Info*Engine tasks

  1. Review: Gerd Jüttemann (Hrsg. (2013. Die Entwicklung der Psyche in der Geschichte der Menschheit

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    Uwe Krebs

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Der Vorbereitungsband für die Reihe "Die Psychogenese der Menschheit" – ein Sammelband aus 32 Beiträgen, betitelt "Die Entwicklung der Psyche in der Geschichte der Menschheit" und 2013 herausgegeben von Gerd JÜTTEMANN – wird in dieser Besprechung in mehreren Schritten vorgestellt und bewertet. Zunächst wird kontextuell argumentiert, dass die bewährte, empirisch-experimentelle Methodologie der Psychologie zur Vernachlässigung weiterer Erkenntnisverfahren führte, die bei Themen wie dem hier zu besprechenden Werk allein verbleiben und die kurz angesprochen werden. Sodann wird das Werk im Überblick knapp dargestellt und die außergewöhnliche Heterogenität in Inhalten und Methoden betont. Die Besprechung einzelner Beiträge, die nach dem Gesichtspunkt großer Unterschiedlichkeit ausgewählt wurden, schließt sich an. Die abschließende Gesamtbewertung betont den lückenhaften Forschungsstand, die Notwendigkeit der allein verbleibenden qualitativen Methodik mit ihren verschiedenen Möglichkeiten und nennt Desiderata künftigen Vorgehens für diesen thematisch und methodisch interessanten Auftakt-Band, der insbesondere durch Dichte und Verschiedenheit der Beiträge beeindruckt. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1502219

  2. Monuments of memory: defensive mechanisms of the collective psyche and their manifestation in the memorialization process.

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    Kalinowska, Malgorzata

    2012-09-01

    The paper searches for insight in the area of collective memory as a part of collective consciousness, a phenomenon understood as a stabilizing factor for a society's self-image and identity. Collective memories are seen as originating from shared communications transmitting and creating the meaning of the past in the form of narrative, symbols and signs. As such, they contain the individual, embodied and lived side of our relations to the past. As well as the identity-building and meaning-making functions of collective memories, their defensive function is discussed with a focus on commemorative practices taking place in a transitional space between psychic and social life. Fears of a lack of collective identity and coherence have contributed to the way Polish commemorative practices have been shaped. This is considered in relation to the Smolensk catastrophe in 2010, viewed in the context of the Jungian concept of the collective psyche and the psychoanalytical understanding of defensive group mechanisms against trauma, especially those relating to loss and mourning. It leads to a consideration of how historical experiences and the experience of history can be accessed, as well as their meaning for individual and group development. © 2012, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  3. Discontinuities in the male psyche: waiting, deadness and disembodiment. Archetypal and clinical approaches.

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    Goss, Phil

    2006-11-01

    The discontinuities of development in the male psyche that are manifested in some analyses in unconscious experiences of inner disintegration are described. Narcissism and a de-somatized relationship to their own presence are the dominant clinical presentation in these patients. The analyst sometimes experiences these analyses as 'dead', as a result of the projection of a 'dead mother' object. The question of how psychic deadness and impotence can be worked with is examined. Clinical experience with these men shows how notions associated with the puer-senex archetype can illuminate the stark realities of a patient's early experiences, particularly in how mother's presence is felt. A theoretical and clinical bridge is proposed between puer and narcissus to frame how a man may unconsciously strive against psychic fragmentation by clinging to an identification with both--in order to remain intact in the face of being caught in a pre-pubescent state which reflects the insecure attachment to mother. The author describes how patients may find a more grounded embrace of reality via the use of the analyst's empathy and a greater potency through work in the transference/countertransference. These strengthening achievements help men to begin to leave the 'dead mother' behind.

  4. Tattoos as a window to the psyche: How talking about skin art can inform psychiatric practice.

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    Roggenkamp, Hannah; Nicholls, Andrew; Pierre, Joseph M

    2017-09-22

    Tattooing the skin as a means of personal expression is a ritualized practice that has been around for centuries across many different cultures. Accordingly, the symbolic meaning of tattoos has evolved over time and is highly individualized, from both the internal perspective of the wearer and the external perspective of an observer. Within modern Western societies through the 1970s, tattoos represented a cultural taboo, typically associated with those outside of the mainstream such as soldiers, incarcerated criminals, gang members, and others belonging to marginalized and counter-cultural groups. This paper aims to review the more recent epidemiology of tattoos in Western culture in order to establish that tattooing has become a mainstream phenomenon. We then review psychological and psychiatric aspects of tattoos, with a goal of revising outmoded stigmas about tattooing and helping clinicians working with tattooed patients to facilitate an exploration of the personal meaning of skin art and self-identity. We suggest that as a kind of augmentation of the physical exam, looking at and talking to patients about their tattoos can provide a valuable window into the psyche, informing clinical practice.

  5. Satisfaction with and benefits of a psych-social club: development of a mixed method evaluation instrument.

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    Labun, Evelyn; Yurkovich, Eleanor; Ide, Bette A

    2012-12-01

    There are no instruments for validation or evaluation of a member's satisfaction of and benefits with psych-social clubs. This article reports on the development and testing of the mixed-method instrument entitled Benefits and Satisfaction Tool for Members of a Psych-social Club (B&ST-MPC), which evolved from findings of a qualitative research study. The alpha reliability coefficient was .92. The Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Test yielded a value of .812. The items loaded on 3 factors. Utilization of B&ST-MPC supports development of services for rural communities through feedback from consumers. Further testing of the B&ST-MPC in settings with diverse populations is recommended. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Human behavior in contextual multi-armed bandit problem - MathPsych, CogSci, SPUDM presentation

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    Stojic, Hrvoje; Pantelis P. Analytis; Speekenbrink, Maarten

    2015-01-01

    Presentation slides from talks given at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (MathPsych 2015), the Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2015) and at the Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making Conference (SPUDM 2015). This work is closely related to the following article: Stojic, H., Analytis, P. P., & Speekenbrink, M. (2015). Human behavior in contextual multi-armed bandit problems. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the C...

  7. Med Psych Units: Proceedings and abstracts of the Triptych Workshop 9 december 1999 Maastricht.

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    Honig, A; Troost, J; Kuijpers, P M; van Vliet, I M

    1999-12-01

    Med Psych Units (MPU) are neither clear-cut medical nor psychiatric units. This makes it difficult to acquire funding for these often expensive units. Despite this, there are many reasons why MPU's should be a necessary part of any larger scale inpatient service of a general and teaching hospital. It is therefore even more remarkable that such units hardly exist in Europe and that only about twenty exist in the USA. Five main reasons why such units should be opened are: The increasing average age of the population of the Western World, with high co-morbidity and polypharmacy in the elderly and elderly elderly. An increase in the number of chronic physical diseases resulting in co-morbid psychiatric disorders. This increase in chronicity is the consequence of increasingly successful treatment of acute and potentially lethal diseases; for example, acute myocardial infarction and the subsequent development of chronic heart disease. The decreasing duration of hospital admission. On average the duration of stay in a general hospital in The Netherlands is now nine days. The number of day-treatments has doubled in the last decade. This situation means that it is not possible to observe the behavior of patients on a general medical ward or to carry out a psychiatric consultation. Inadequate medical evaluation of psychiatric patients. According to a recent survey by the Dutch Ministry of Health, the care given for physical disease to psychiatric patients in mental hospitals in The Netherlands needs much to be desired for. The psychiatric co-morbidity of somatic diseases is accompanied by a high consumption of medical facilities and high economic losses, unless adequately recognized and treated.

  8. Telemonitoring with respect to Mood Disorders and Information and Communication Technologies: Overview and Presentation of the PSYCHE Project

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    Hervé Javelot

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper reviews what we know about prediction in relation to mood disorders from the perspective of clinical, biological, and physiological markers. It then also presents how information and communication technologies have developed in the field of mood disorders, from the first steps, for example, the transition from paper and pencil to more sophisticated methods, to the development of ecological momentary assessment methods and, more recently, wearable systems. These recent developments have paved the way for the use of integrative approaches capable of assessing multiple variables. The PSYCHE project stands for Personalised monitoring SYstems for Care in mental HEalth.

  9. Working out the interstitial and syncopic nature of the human psyche: on the analysis of verbal data.

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    Roth, Wolff-Michael

    2014-09-01

    Psychology studies the human mind and its development. Although it is often recognized that the human mind needs to be understood as a temporal (developmental) phenomenon between past and future and at the interstices between the idealities of pure Self and Other, the analytic methods interpretive researchers use tend to reify ahistorical and solipsist conceptions of the human being. In this article, I provide examples of an approach to the analysis of verbal data that immediately gets us to the interstitial and syncopic nature of the human psyche.

  10. InfoGallery: Informative Arts Services for Physical Library Spaces

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    Grønbæk, Kaj; Rohde, Anne; Sundararajah, Balasuthas

    2006-01-01

    Much focus in digital libraries research has been devoted to new online services rather than services for the visitors in the physical library. This paper describes InfoGallery, which is a web-based infrastructure for enriching the physical library space with informative art "exhibitions" of digi......Much focus in digital libraries research has been devoted to new online services rather than services for the visitors in the physical library. This paper describes InfoGallery, which is a web-based infrastructure for enriching the physical library space with informative art "exhibitions...

  11. 76 FR 2754 - Agency Information Collection (Pay Now Enter Info Page) Activity Under OMB Review

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    2011-01-14

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Pay Now Enter Info Page) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Office... Info Page. OMB Control Number: 2900-0663. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection... payments through VA's Pay Now Enter Info Page website. Data enter on the Pay Now Enter Info Page is...

  12. Infosüsteemi audit on juhtimisvahend / Kristjan Hiiemaa

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    Hiiemaa, Kristjan

    2005-01-01

    Nõuetele vastavuse kontrollist ja hinnangu andmisest auditeeritava organisatsiooni infosüsteemile. Äririski hindamisest ning töökohtade vastavusest ohutus- ja ergonoomianõuetele. Lisad: IS auditi protsess; Hea ja piisava katvusega IS audit koosneb järgmistest osadest; Mida annab IS audit firma tippjuhile

  13. Infosüsteemi audit on juhtimisvahend / Kristjan Hiiemaa

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    Hiiemaa, Kristjan

    2005-01-01

    Ettevõtte infosüsteemide auditeerimise vajalikkusest, võimalustest, tulemustest. Äririski hindamisest ning töökohtade vastavusest ohutus- ja ergonoomianõuetele. Lisa: Heatasemeline IS audit võiks koosneda järgmistest osadest

  14. Hansapank paistis silma info lihtsa esitamisega / Maire Kasemaa

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    Kasemaa, Maire, 1973-

    2005-01-01

    Kolm parimat aastaraamatut tõusid esile info kerge leitavusega, samas oli tegevust asjatundlikult analüüsitud. Lisa: Aastaraamatute sisu hindamise kriteeriumid. Vt. samas: Raivo Sormunen. Latti hoitakse kõrgel, kuid üllatusi pakutakse vähe. Lisa: Aastaraamatute finantsnäitajate hindamise kriteeriumid

  15. InfoPoems: Various Topics | | South African Family Practice

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    Topics: 1.Medications help passage of kidney stones. 2.Limited data on probiotics to prevent antibiotic induced diarrhea in kids. 3.Best way to perform lumbar puncture and analyze results. 4.Acupuncture effective for long-term back pain relief. InfoPOEMs® keep you current and answers your clinical medicine questions at ...

  16. Ligand.Info small-molecule Meta-Database.

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    von Grotthuss, Marcin; Koczyk, Grzegorz; Pas, Jakub; Wyrwicz, Lucjan S; Rychlewski, Leszek

    2004-12-01

    Ligand.Info is a compilation of various publicly available databases of small molecules. The total size of the Meta-Database is over 1 million entries. The compound records contain calculated three-dimensional coordinates and sometimes information about biological activity. Some molecules have information about FDA drug approving status or about anti-HIV activity. Meta-Database can be downloaded from the http://Ligand.Info web page. The database can also be screened using a Java-based tool. The tool can interactively cluster sets of molecules on the user side and automatically download similar molecules from the server. The application requires the Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or higher, which can be automatically downloaded from Sun Microsystems or Apple Computer and installed during the first use of Ligand.Info on desktop systems, which support Java (Ms Windows, Mac OS, Solaris, and Linux). The Ligand.Info Meta-Database can be used for virtual high-throughput screening of new potential drugs. Presented examples showed that using a known antiviral drug as query the system was able to find others antiviral drugs and inhibitors.

  17. of Legends, Denmark. Communicating Culture. Workshop Info 2, 2010

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    2010-01-01

    Karg S. (ed.) Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) - a natural resource for food and textiles for 8000 years. Cross-disciplinary investigations on the evolution and cultural history of flax and linen. Programme and abstracts of the second workshop 28-30 June 2010 at Sonnerupgaard and in the Land of Lege...... of Legends, Denmark. Communicating Culture. Workshop Info 2, 2010...

  18. [The ability for psych self-regulation as a factor in resistance to the stresses in extreme conditions of space flight].

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    Vinokhodova, A G; Bystritskaia, A F; Smirnova, T M

    2005-01-01

    Significance of the ability for psych self-regulation in the context of resistance to the stresses of space flight was studied in an experiment with 9 test-subjects simulating such factors of space flights as 8 to 9-day isolation and confinement, some physiological effects of microgravity in a head-down position at -8 degrees for 7 d, artificial climate, and implementation of dock and piloting operations. Stress resistance, self-regulation, mental performance and behavior were assessed with the use of computerized tests "Mirror coordinograph", "Relaxometer", and "SOPR-monitoring". The ability to voluntary control psych was shown to be favorable to stress-resistance and rapid recovery of mental efficiency after the natural decline in consequence of the experimental simulation. The ability for psych self-regulation is one of the major criteria of professional selection for exposure to extreme conditions.

  19. New frontiers for health information systems using Epi Info in developing countries: structured application framework for Epi Info (SAFE).

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    Ma, J; Otten, M; Kamadjeu, R; Mir, R; Rosencrans, L; McLaughlin, S; Yoon, S

    2008-04-01

    For more than two decades, Epi Info software has been used to meet the data management, analysis, and mapping needs of public health professionals in more than 181 countries and 13 languages. Until now, most Epi Info systems have been relatively simple, mainly because of a lack of detailed and structured guidance for developing complex systems. We created the structured application framework for Epi Info (SAFE), which is a set of guidelines that allows developers to create both simple and complex information systems using accepted good programming practices. This has resulted in application code blocks that are re-useable and easy to maintain, modify, and enhance. The flexibility of SAFE allows various aggregate and case-based application modules to be rapidly created, combined, and updated to create health information systems or sub-systems enabling continuous, incremental enhancement as national and local capacity increases. SAFE and Epi Info are both cost-free and have low system requirements--characteristics that render this framework and software beneficial for developing countries.

  20. An Affect-Centered Model of the Psyche and its Consequences for a New Understanding of Nonlinear Psychodynamics

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    Ciompi, Luc

    At variance with a purely cognitivistic approach, an affect-centered model of mental functioning called `fractal affect-logic' is presented on the basis of current emotional-psychological and neurobiological research. Functionally integrated feeling-thinking-behaving programs generated by action appear in this model as the basic `building blocks' of the psyche. Affects are understood as the essential source of energy that mobilises and organises both linear and nonlinear affective-cognitive dynamics, under the influence of appropriate control parameters and order parameters. Global patterns of affective-cognitive functioning form dissipative structures in the sense of Prigogine, with affect-specific attractors and repulsors, bifurcations, high sensitivity for initial conditions and a fractal overall structure that may be represented in a complex potential landscape of variable configuration. This concept opens new possibilities of understanding normal and pathological psychodynamics and sociodynamics, with numerous practical and theoretical implications.

  1. WheatGenome.info: A Resource for Wheat Genomics Resource.

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    Lai, Kaitao

    2016-01-01

    An integrated database with a variety of Web-based systems named WheatGenome.info hosting wheat genome and genomic data has been developed to support wheat research and crop improvement. The resource includes multiple Web-based applications, which are implemented as a variety of Web-based systems. These include a GBrowse2-based wheat genome viewer with BLAST search portal, TAGdb for searching wheat second generation genome sequence data, wheat autoSNPdb, links to wheat genetic maps using CMap and CMap3D, and a wheat genome Wiki to allow interaction between diverse wheat genome sequencing activities. This portal provides links to a variety of wheat genome resources hosted at other research organizations. This integrated database aims to accelerate wheat genome research and is freely accessible via the web interface at http://www.wheatgenome.info/ .

  2. Info-computational constructivism in modelling of life as cognition

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    Dodig-Crnkovic, Gordana

    2013-01-01

    This paper addresses the open question formulated as: Which levels of abstraction are appropriate in the synthetic modelling of life and cognition? within the framework of info-computational constructivism, treating natural phenomena as computational processes on informational structures. At present we lack the common understanding of the processes of life and cognition in living organisms with the details of co-construction of informational structures and computational processes in embodied,...

  3. CT-Info: uma visão a fundo

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    Daniele Nogueira Milani

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo adota uma metodologia diferenciada de avaliação dos fundos setoriais e tem por objetivo realizar uma dissecção da dinâmica de funcionamento e dos impactos do CT-Info à luz do que está estabelecido como seu foco, que é fomentar projetos em empresas brasileiras do setor de informática. Para tanto, foi realizada uma investigação que buscou responder a três questões fundamentais: qual o perfil das empresas que obtiveram recursos concedidos pelo CT-Info? Como se desenvolveu a dinâmica de utilização desses recursos? Qual a motivação para que empresas recorram ou não ao instrumento? Por um lado, os resultados apontam para uma captura do instrumento pelo complexo acadêmico-universitário. Por outro, para as poucas empresas beneficiárias, apesar das dificuldades burocráticas, os resultados obtidos foram muito expressivos.This articles adopts a differentiated methodology for evaluating sectoral funds, and its aim is to analyze the functioning and the impacts of CT-Info in what regards to its focus: to support projects in Brazilian information technology firms. To accomplish this goal, the research tried to answer three fundamental questions: what is the profile of the firms supported by CT-Info? How was the dynamics of utilization of the resources? What was the motivation for firms to use or not to use the instrument? In one hand, results point to a capture of the instrument by the Academy. On the other hand, for the few supported firms, despite bureaucratic difficulties, the obtained results were very important.

  4. SNP ID-info: SNP ID searching and visualization platform.

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    Yang, Cheng-Hong; Chuang, Li-Yeh; Cheng, Yu-Huei; Wen, Cheng-Hao; Chang, Phei-Lang; Chang, Hsueh-Wei

    2008-09-01

    Many association studies provide the relationship between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), diseases and cancers, without giving a SNP ID, however. Here, we developed the SNP ID-info freeware to provide the SNP IDs within inputting genetic and physical information of genomes. The program provides an "SNP-ePCR" function to generate the full-sequence using primers and template inputs. In "SNPosition," sequence from SNP-ePCR or direct input is fed to match the SNP IDs from SNP fasta-sequence. In "SNP search" and "SNP fasta" function, information of SNPs within the cytogenetic band, contig position, and keyword input are acceptable. Finally, the SNP ID neighboring environment for inputs is completely visualized in the order of contig position and marked with SNP and flanking hits. The SNP identification problems inherent in NCBI SNP BLAST are also avoided. In conclusion, the SNP ID-info provides a visualized SNP ID environment for multiple inputs and assists systematic SNP association studies. The server and user manual are available at http://bio.kuas.edu.tw/snpid-info.

  5. IDG's InfoWorld names 100 most innovative corporate IT solutions for 2007

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    2007-01-01

    "IDG's InfoWorld has announced the winners of its InfoWorld 100 Awards. The annual awards honor IT projects that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further their business goals." (2 pages)

  6. Research and realization of info-net security controlling system

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    Xu, Tao; Zhang, Wei; Li, Xuhong; Wang, Xia; Pan, Wenwen

    2017-03-01

    The thesis introduces some relative concepts about Network Cybernetics, and we design and realize a new info-net security controlling system based on Network Cybernetics. The system can control the endpoints, safely save files, encrypt communication, supervise actions of users and show security conditions, in order to realize full-scale security management. At last, we simulate the functions of the system. The results show, the system can ensure the controllability of users and devices, and supervise them real-time. The system can maximize the security of the network and users.

  7. Euroopa info koju kätte / Helina Lokotar

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    Lokotar, Helina

    2003-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Nädaline : Raplamaa teel Euroopasse 31. juuli lk. 4, Järva Teataja : Järvamaa teel Euroopasse 5. august lk. 4, Pärnu Postimees : Pärnumaa teel Euroopasse 5. august lk. 4, Koit : Põlvamaa teel Euroopasse 14. august lk. 4, Võrumaa Teataja : Võrumaa teel Euroopasse 14. august lk. 4, Vooremaa : Jõgevamaa teel Euroopasse 19. august lk. 4, Harjumaa : Harjumaa teel Euroopasse 22. august lk. 4. Euroopa Liidu Infokeskuse juhataja Helina Lokotar keskuse tegevusest, avalikkuse huvist pakutava info vastu

  8. 76 FR 6468 - Versar, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact; Transfer of Data

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    2011-02-04

    ... AGENCY Versar, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact; Transfer of Data AGENCY: Environmental Protection... Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, have been awarded a...

  9. INFO-RNA--a fast approach to inverse RNA folding.

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    Busch, Anke; Backofen, Rolf

    2006-08-01

    The structure of RNA molecules is often crucial for their function. Therefore, secondary structure prediction has gained much interest. Here, we consider the inverse RNA folding problem, which means designing RNA sequences that fold into a given structure. We introduce a new algorithm for the inverse folding problem (INFO-RNA) that consists of two parts; a dynamic programming method for good initial sequences and a following improved stochastic local search that uses an effective neighbor selection method. During the initialization, we design a sequence that among all sequences adopts the given structure with the lowest possible energy. For the selection of neighbors during the search, we use a kind of look-ahead of one selection step applying an additional energy-based criterion. Afterwards, the pre-ordered neighbors are tested using the actual optimization criterion of minimizing the structure distance between the target structure and the mfe structure of the considered neighbor. We compared our algorithm to RNAinverse and RNA-SSD for artificial and biological test sets. Using INFO-RNA, we performed better than RNAinverse and in most cases, we gained better results than RNA-SSD, the probably best inverse RNA folding tool on the market. www.bioinf.uni-freiburg.de?Subpages/software.html.

  10. Info.cern.ch returns to the Web

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    2006-01-01

    First web address is reincarnated as a historical reference on the birth of the Web. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, with one of the first Web pages on his computer. CERN invites you to take a virtual trip back in time and have a look at what the very first URL, which led to a revolution of the way we communicate and share information, was all about. The original web server, whose address was info.cern.ch, centred on information regarding the WorldWideWeb (WWW) project. Visitors could learn more about hypertext, technical details for creating one's own webpage, and even an explanation on how to search the Web for information-something 5 year-olds of today have mastered since it all started 17 years ago. Now info.cern.ch has been re-launched with a much brighter façade and a focus on the ideas that inspired this new wave of technology. The first browser created by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, contained just about everything we see today on a web browser, including graphics, menus, layouts and...

  11. La psyché démodée. Psychanalyse et objectivité sociale chez Adorno

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    Giovanni Zanotti

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses the problem of the possible relation between psychoanalytic concepts and social critique in the perspective of Adorno's social thought. The title refers to Adorno's idea that psyche as individual spontaneity has now lost the weight it used to have in the liberal era. As a brief introductory remark, I clarify the status of theory for Adorno, i.e., the circularity between interpretation and description as grounded by the nature of the social object itself. Then I analyse his core idea of “social objectivity” as an impersonal mechanism which is at the same time produced by men and reified, heteronomous for them, and I argue that, for Adorno, the discontinuity existing between individual and society prevents an immediate shift of psychoanalytic concepts to the social world: the example of fascism clearly proves that the determining social forces today, while instrumentally exploiting deep psychical materials, are not themselves psychological. In the final part, I show how, for Adorno, psychology and sociology nevertheless need to be mediated with each other, while avoiding the superficial synthesis the so-called “revised psychoanalysis” aims to, and I point out some similarities between psychoanalytic practice and social critique as conceived by him.

  12. [Standard treatment of schizophrenia and legality of personnel equipment in psychiatric hospitals (German Psych-PV): possibilities and limitations].

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    Wölfle, M; Onnen, V; Vollmer, E; Steinert, T

    1999-09-01

    Comprehensive insight regarding better treatment and social reintegration of patients with schizophrenia has been gained over the past decade. Implementation of this knowledge into everyday's practice should be a major aim prior to the research on new variants of rehabilitative measures. To which extent this takes place has been poorly discussed until now. Our comprehensive treatment program includes psychoeducation for patients and relatives, cognitive training, social skills training, additional psychoeducation for patients with dual diagnosis and a variety of a traditional group therapies like work therapy. An intensive cooperation is practised with complementary psycho-social services. In n = 89 consecutive admissions lasting at least 2 weeks we examined which patients were reached by these treatment offers. 84% of the patients participated in group therapies, where they passed 6.9 hours weekly on average. Most patients were reached by occupation therapy (62%), followed by physical therapy (54%), unspecific conversation group (54%), psychoeducation (35%), cognitive training (30%), work therapy (26%) and social skills training (7%). The PANSS Positive Scale at admission was negatively correlated with participation in group therapies. The implementation of a variety of psychotherapeutic offers for psychotic patients adequate to the state of the art can be achieved under conditions of standard hospital care in Germany (Psych-PV-law). Required organizational measures therefore are programs offered for patients of several wards in union and participation of employees in education. However, even by such efforts a considerable part of patients is not reached. Strategies to improve treatment results should consider these problems.

  13. Info-tsunami: surviving the storm with data quality probes

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    Philip Brown

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available As a result of the rapid expansion of electronically available clinical knowledge, clinicians are faced with potential information overload (info-tsunami. The use of data quality probes (DQPs in primary care can encourage clinicians' awareness of, and improvement in, data quality entry over time. DQPs can also highlight areas of potential error or omission as well as good practice, which can impact directly upon the quality of patient care. In this paper, five specific conditions have been subjected to the use of a series of DQPs over a five-year period in order to assess and measure the performance of different initiatives on the quality of data capture and patient care.

  14. InfoVis Interaction Techniques in Animation of Recursive Programs

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    Antonio Pérez-Carrasco

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Algorithm animations typically assist in educational tasks aimed simply at achieving understanding. Potentially, animations could assist in higher levels of cognition, such as the analysis level, but they usually fail in providing this support because they are not flexible or comprehensive enough. In particular, animations of recursion provided by educational systems hardly support the analysis of recursive algorithms. Here we show how to provide full support to the analysis of recursive algorithms. From a technical point of view, animations are enriched with interaction techniques inspired by the information visualization (InfoVis field. Interaction tasks are presented in seven categories, and deal with both static visualizations and dynamic animations. All of these features are implemented in the SRec system, and visualizations generated by SRec are used to illustrate the article.

  15. Psychoneuroimmunology - psyche and autoimmunity.

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    Ziemssen, Tjalf

    2012-01-01

    Psychoneuroimmunology is a relatively young field of research that investigates interactions between central nervous and immune system. The brain modulates the immune system by the endocrine and autonomic nervous system. Vice versa, the immune system modulates brain activity including sleep and body temperature. Based on a close functional and anatomical link, the immune and nervous systems act in a highly reciprocal manner. From fever to stress, the influence of one system on the other has evolved in an intricate manner to help sense danger and to mount an appropriate adaptive response. Over recent decades, reasonable evidence has emerged that these brain-to-immune interactions are highly modulated by psychological factors which influence immunity and autoimmune disease. For several diseases, the relevance of psychoneuroimmunological findings has already been demonstrated.

  16. The Psyche as Behavior

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    2013-01-01

    Según el conductismo, el comportamiento constituye la Psique y el tema de estudio de la psicología. Aunque algunos científicos habían realizado trabajos empíricos con métodos objetivos antes de 1913, año en el que John B. Watson publicó su manifiesto, este último fue el primero en intentar la sistematización de la conducta como equivalente a la Psique, esto es, como el objeto de estudio de la psicología. El artículo discute la noción de comportamiento de Watson y la compara con otras dos form...

  17. The Psyche as Behavior

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    Full Text Available Según el conductismo, el comportamiento constituye la Psique y el tema de estudio de la psicología. Aunque algunos científicos habían realizado trabajos empíricos con métodos objetivos antes de 1913, año en el que John B. Watson publicó su manifiesto, este último fue el primero en intentar la sistematización de la conducta como equivalente a la Psique, esto es, como el objeto de estudio de la psicología. El artículo discute la noción de comportamiento de Watson y la compara con otras dos formas de conductismo: el conductismo radical de Skinner y el conductismo molar, con el fin de ilustrar la forma en que el concepto de comportamiento ha cambiado y sigue cambiando.

  18. InfoLink: analysis of Dutch broadcast news and cross-media browsing

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    Morang, Jeroen; de Jong, Franciska M.G.; Ordelman, Roeland J.F.; van Hessen, Adrianus J.

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, a cross-media browsing demonstrator named InfoLink is described. InfoLink automatically links the content of Dutch broadcast news videos to related information sources in parallel collections containing text and/or video. Automatic segmentation, speech recognition and available

  19. Remediating cultural services in Second Life: The case of Info Island DK

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    Heilesen, Simon

    2009-01-01

    In 2007, Info Island DK was created as a virtual library in Second Life. This is an account of how library services of the physical library and the net library were remediated into a 3-D virtual world. The Info Island DK library was not widely adopted by any of the intended target groups, even...

  20. InfoMall: An Innovative Strategy for High-Performance Computing and Communications Applications Development.

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    Mills, Kim; Fox, Geoffrey

    1994-01-01

    Describes the InfoMall, a program led by the Northeast Parallel Architectures Center (NPAC) at Syracuse University (New York). The InfoMall features a partnership of approximately 24 organizations offering linked programs in High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) technology integration, software development, marketing, education and…

  1. EpiData: ¿el heredero natural de EpiInfo 6? EpiData: the natural heir to EpiInfo 6?

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    Pedro Arias Bohigas

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available EpiData es un programa informático desarrollado por la Asociación EpiData (www.epidata.dk que, siguiendo la filosofía de EpiInfo 6, pretende ofrecer todas las ventajas de ese programa: sencillez, aplicabilidad, pocos requerimientos del sistema operativo y de los sistemas de comunicación, ampliándolas con un enfoque claro hacia lo documentación y la calidad de los datos, y las ventajas que para muchos usuarios tiene el entorno Windows®. El objetivo de esta Nota es presentar a los potenciales usuarios las ventajas y limitaciones de EpiData, que puede ser en breve tiempo el equivalente a lo que EpiInfo 6 fue hace unos pocos años.EpiData is an epidemiological software developed by the EpiData Association (www.epidata.dk. Following the EpiInfo 6 philosophy, Epidata, offers all the advantages of EpiInfo 6: simplicity, applicability, few operation and communication system requirements, widening them with a clear focus on data quality and documentation plus the advantages that, for many users, has the Windows® operating system. The aim of this Note is to introduce to potential users the strengths and limitations of EpiData, a software that can become in a short time the equivalent to what EpiInfo 6 was a few years ago.

  2. Efficient Computation of Info-Gap Robustness for Finite Element Models

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    Stull, Christopher J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hemez, Francois M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Williams, Brian J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-05

    A recent research effort at LANL proposed info-gap decision theory as a framework by which to measure the predictive maturity of numerical models. Info-gap theory explores the trade-offs between accuracy, that is, the extent to which predictions reproduce the physical measurements, and robustness, that is, the extent to which predictions are insensitive to modeling assumptions. Both accuracy and robustness are necessary to demonstrate predictive maturity. However, conducting an info-gap analysis can present a formidable challenge, from the standpoint of the required computational resources. This is because a robustness function requires the resolution of multiple optimization problems. This report offers an alternative, adjoint methodology to assess the info-gap robustness of Ax = b-like numerical models solved for a solution x. Two situations that can arise in structural analysis and design are briefly described and contextualized within the info-gap decision theory framework. The treatments of the info-gap problems, using the adjoint methodology are outlined in detail, and the latter problem is solved for four separate finite element models. As compared to statistical sampling, the proposed methodology offers highly accurate approximations of info-gap robustness functions for the finite element models considered in the report, at a small fraction of the computational cost. It is noted that this report considers only linear systems; a natural follow-on study would extend the methodologies described herein to include nonlinear systems.

  3. INFO-RNA--a server for fast inverse RNA folding satisfying sequence constraints.

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    Busch, Anke; Backofen, Rolf

    2007-07-01

    INFO-RNA is a new web server for designing RNA sequences that fold into a user given secondary structure. Furthermore, constraints on the sequence can be specified, e.g. one can restrict sequence positions to a fixed nucleotide or to a set of nucleotides. Moreover, the user can allow violations of the constraints at some positions, which can be advantageous in complicated cases. The INFO-RNA web server allows biologists to design RNA sequences in an automatic manner. It is clearly and intuitively arranged and easy to use. The procedure is fast, as most applications are completed within seconds and it proceeds better and faster than other existing tools. The INFO-RNA web server is freely available at http://www.bioinf.uni-freiburg.de/Software/INFO-RNA/

  4. IMHE-Info. OECD Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education, July 2006

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    Lafon, Valerie, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    IMHE-Info is the newsletter published by the Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) programme. This issue includes: Higher Education: Quality, Equity and Efficiency. IMHE News, publications of interest and upcoming events are included.

  5. INFO-RNA—a server for fast inverse RNA folding satisfying sequence constraints

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    Busch, Anke; Backofen, Rolf

    2007-01-01

    INFO-RNA is a new web server for designing RNA sequences that fold into a user given secondary structure. Furthermore, constraints on the sequence can be specified, e.g. one can restrict sequence positions to a fixed nucleotide or to a set of nucleotides. Moreover, the user can allow violations of the constraints at some positions, which can be advantageous in complicated cases. The INFO-RNA web server allows biologists to design RNA sequences in an automatic manner. It is clearly and intuitively arranged and easy to use. The procedure is fast, as most applications are completed within seconds and it proceeds better and faster than other existing tools. The INFO-RNA web server is freely available at http://www.bioinf.uni-freiburg.de/Software/INFO-RNA/ PMID:17452349

  6. Raamatukogudest läks kaduma info tuhandete raamatute kohta / Rein Sikk

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    Sikk, Rein, 1961-

    2011-01-01

    Detsembris 2010 kadusid infosüsteemi URRAM kasutavate raamatukogude arvutitest laenutusandmed, probleemid lugejateeninduses võivad kesta nädalaid. Vt. ka Sikk, Rein. Kultuuriministeeriumi sovetlik digitüng, lk. 2

  7. IMHE-Info. OECD Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education, December 2006

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    2006-01-01

    IMHE-Info is the newsletter published by the Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) programme. This issue includes: Governance on the Agenda. IMHE News, publications of interest and upcoming events are included.

  8. Info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia sotsiaaltöö praktikas STARi infosüsteemi vaatenurgast / Katriin Kukk ; kommenteerinud Heli Joon, Eva Vau, Natalia Rahhinskaja ... [jt.

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    Kukk, Katriin

    2013-01-01

    Artikkel annab ülevaate autori Tallinna Ülikooli sotsiaaltöö instituudis 2013. a. kaitstud bakalaureusetööst "Info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia kasutamine ja mõju sotsiaaltöö praktikas sotsiaalteenuste ja toetuste andmeregistri näitel"

  9. Managing Uncertainty in Water Infrastructure Design Using Info-gap Robustness

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    Irias, X.; Cicala, D.

    2013-12-01

    Info-gap theory, a tool for managing deep uncertainty, can be of tremendous value for design of water systems in areas of high seismic risk. Maintaining reliable water service in those areas is subject to significant uncertainties including uncertainty of seismic loading, unknown seismic performance of infrastructure, uncertain costs of innovative seismic-resistant construction, unknown costs to repair seismic damage, unknown societal impacts from downtime, and more. Practically every major earthquake that strikes a population center reveals additional knowledge gaps. In situations of such deep uncertainty, info-gap can offer advantages over traditional approaches, whether deterministic approaches that use empirical safety factors to address the uncertainties involved, or probabilistic methods that attempt to characterize various stochastic properties and target a compromise between cost and reliability. The reason is that in situations of deep uncertainty, it may not be clear what safety factor would be reasonable, or even if any safety factor is sufficient to address the uncertainties, and we may lack data to characterize the situation probabilistically. Info-gap is a tool that recognizes up front that our best projection of the future may be wrong. Thus, rather than seeking a solution that is optimal for that projection, info-gap seeks a solution that works reasonably well for all plausible conditions. In other words, info-gap seeks solutions that are robust in the face of uncertainty. Info-gap has been used successfully across a wide range of disciplines including climate change science, project management, and structural design. EBMUD is currently using info-gap to help it gain insight into possible solutions for providing reliable water service to an island community within its service area. The island, containing about 75,000 customers, is particularly vulnerable to water supply disruption from earthquakes, since it has negligible water storage and is

  10. IDD Info: a software to manage surveillance data of Iodine Deficiency Disorders.

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    Liu, Peng; Teng, Bai-Jun; Zhang, Shu-Bin; Su, Xiao-Hui; Yu, Jun; Liu, Shou-Jun

    2011-08-01

    IDD info, a new software for managing survey data of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD), is presented in this paper. IDD Info aims to create IDD project databases, process, analyze various national or regional surveillance data and form final report. It has series measures of choosing database from existing ones, revising it, choosing indicators from pool to establish database and adding indicators to pool. It also provides simple tools to scan one database and compare two databases, to set IDD standard parameters, to analyze data by single indicator and multi-indicators, and finally to form typeset report with content customized. IDD Info was developed using Chinese national IDD surveillance data of 2005. Its validity was evaluated by comparing with survey report given by China CDC. The IDD Info is a professional analysis tool, which succeeds in speeding IDD data analysis up to about 14.28% with respect to standard reference routines. It consequently enhances analysis performance and user compliance. IDD Info is a practical and accurate means of managing the multifarious IDD surveillance data that can be widely used by non-statisticians in national and regional IDD surveillance. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. InfoDROUGHT: Technical reliability assessment using crop yield data at the Spanish-national level

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    Contreras, Sergio; Garcia-León, David; Hunink, Johannes E.

    2017-04-01

    Drought monitoring (DM) is a key component of risk-centered drought preparedness plans and drought policies. InfoDROUGHT (www.infosequia.es) is a a site- and user-tailored and fully-integrated DM system which combines functionalities for: a) the operational satellite-based weekly-1km tracking of severity and spatial extent of drought impacts, b) the interactive and faster query and delivery of drought information through a web-mapping service. InfoDROUGHT has a flexible and modular structure. The calibration (threshold definitions) and validation of the system is performed by combining expert knowledge and auxiliary impact assessments and datasets. Different technical solutions (basic or advanced versions) or deployment options (open-standard or restricted-authenticated) can be purchased by end-users and customers according to their needs. In this analysis, the technical reliability of InfoDROUGHT and its performance for detecting drought impacts on agriculture has been evaluated in the 2003-2014 period by exploring and quantifying the relationships among the drought severity indices reported by InfoDROUGHT and the annual yield anomalies observed for different rainfed crops (maize, wheat, barley) at Spain. We hypothesize a positive relationship between the crop anomalies and the drought severity level detected by InfoDROUGHT. Annual yield anomalies were computed at the province administrative level as the difference between the annual yield reported by the Spanish Annual Survey of Crop Acreages and Yields (ESYRCE database) and the mean annual yield estimated during the study period. Yield anomalies were finally compared against drought greenness-based and thermal-based drought indices (VCI and TCI, respectively) to check the coherence of the outputs and the hypothesis stated. InfoDROUGHT has been partly funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness through a Torres-Quevedo grant, and by the H2020-EU project "Bridging the Gap for Innovations in

  12. Conexión de repositorios educativos digitales: Educonector.info

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    Mortera Gutiérrez, Fernando Jorge; Ramírez Montoya, María Soledad; Adame Rodríguez, Silvia Irene; Gómez, Oscar Beltrán; Burgos Aguilar, José Vladimir; Cruz Flores, René Guadalupe; Glasserman Morales, Leonardo David; Llorens Baez, Luis; Pacheco González, Alberto; Rodríguez Gómez, Jaime; Salazar Rodríguez, Ana Lucrecia

    2013-01-01

    1. Índice; 2. Prólogo; 3. Conexión de repositorios educativos digitales: Educonector.info; 3.1. Reflexiones sobre la construcción de una metodología y guía de referencia de uso de recursos educativos abiertos para mejorar las prácticas docentes y habilidades digitales; 3.2. Caracterizando recursos educativos abiertos (REA) y objetos de aprendizaje (OA) que fomentan un aprendizaje activo en los alumnos de primaria; 3.3. educonector.info: observatorio abierto de producción académica y científic...

  13. PENGARUH KUALITAS PRODUK DAN PERSONAL SELLING TERHADAP KEPUASAN PELANGGAN PADA MAJALAH INFO BEKASI (STUDI KASUS PT. SIBK)

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    Rizan, Mohammad; Anjarestu, Yogha

    2017-01-01

    Generally, the purpose of this research are: 1) To know the description of product quality, personal selling and customer satisfaction on client of Info Bekasi Magazine. 2) To know the influence of quality product towards customer satisfaction on client of Info Bekasi Magazine. 3) To know the influence of quality product towards customer satisfaction on client of Info Bekasi Magazine. 4) To know the influence of quality product and personal selling simultaneously towards customer satisfaction...

  14. Vastukäiv info Liibanoni haarangu asjus tekitas kuhjaga segadust / Inga Höglund

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    Höglund, Inga

    2011-01-01

    Liibanoni julgeolekujõud lükkasid osaliselt ümber päeva jooksul tulnud info Bekaa orus Eesti turistide röövimise asjaoludest ja röövijatest. Operatsioon röövlite tabamiseks.Tulisemad inimröövikohad. Viimase aja tuntumaid pantvange

  15. Riigi saladuste tippkaitsja jäi vahele info tellijate lohakuse tõttu / Rasmus Kagge

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    Kagge, Rasmus, 1977-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 24. sept. 2008, lk. 3. Kunagine politseijuht ja riigiametnik Herman Simm annab tunnistusi kahtlustatuna riigi salajase info edastamises. Vt. samas: Herman Simmile ja Heete Simmile kuuluv või kuulunud kinnisvara; Suud lukus; Vahur Koorits. Edutult lõppenud astelpajuäri; Dagne Hanschmidt. Õpetas koolilapsi kodumaad kaitsma

  16. Mille vastu eksivad börsifirmad info avaldamisel? / Tex Vertmann

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    Vertmann, Tex

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Finansovõi Menedzhment : infovõpusk nr. 14 mai lk. 8. Konfidentsiaalse info leke ja hilinemine turu teavitamisel aktsia hinda mõjutavatest otsustest on börsiinfo avaldamise kaks peamist probleemi, nõuandeid probleemide ennetamiseks

  17. Through the looking-glass : PsycINFO as an historical archive of trends in psychology

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    Burman, Jeremy Trevelyan

    2017-01-01

    Those interested in tracking trends in the history of psychology cannot simply trust the numbers produced by inputting terms into search engines like PsycINFO and then constraining by date. This essay is therefore a critical engagement with that long-standing interest in order to show what it is

  18. IMHE-Info. OECD Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education, July 2007

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    Lafon, Valerie, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    IMHE-Info is the newsletter published by the Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) programme. This issue includes: (1) Giving Knowledge for Free; The Emergence of Open Educational Resources; and (2) Education at a Glance 2007. IMHE News, publications of interest and upcoming events are included. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)

  19. IMHE-Info. OECD Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education, December 2007

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    IMHE-Info is the newsletter published by the Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) programme. This issue includes: (1) How Do Rankings Impact on Higher Education?; and (2) OECD International Assessment of Higher Education Outcomes. IMHE News, publications of interest and upcoming events are included.

  20. IMHE-Info. OECD Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education, April 2007

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    Lafon, Valerie, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    IMHE-Info is the newsletter published by the Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) programme. This issue includes: (1) Regional Engagement: The Future for Higher Education?; and (2) Notes from Australia. IMHE News, publications of interest and upcoming events are included.

  1. InfoAccess - platform for the distribution of Southern African information

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  2. Info Nymphos

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    Erika Biddle

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This article investigates new forms of social control and the transformation of subjectivities made manifest in technological advances in networked media and human-computer interaction (HCI. A selection of contemporary social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and online porn, are used to examine how modes of performativity and participation on the Internet are put to work as evolving forms of networked control. In particular, the paper examines how haptic forms of connecting with others online co-evolve with the Internet’s capacity to control at a distance.

  3. Provider Info

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — General information on currently active nursing homes, including number of certified beds, quality measure scores, staffing and other information used in the...

  4. Supporting Info

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Supporting Information. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Washington , J., T. Jenkins, and E. Weber. Identification of Unsaturated and 2H...

  5. The digital geologic map of Colorado in ARC/INFO format

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    Green, Gregory N.

    1992-01-01

    This geologic map was prepared as a part of a study of digital methods and techniques as applied to complex geologic maps. The geologic map was digitized from the original scribe sheets used to prepare the published Geologic Map of Colorado (Tweto 1979). Consequently the digital version is at 1:500,000 scale using the Lambert Conformal Conic map projection parameters of the state base map. Stable base contact prints of the scribe sheets were scanned on a Tektronix 4991 digital scanner. The scanner automatically converts the scanned image to an ASCII vector format. These vectors were transferred to a VAX minicomputer, where they were then loaded into ARC/INFO. Each vector and polygon was given attributes derived from the original 1979 geologic map. This database was developed on a MicroVAX computer system using VAX V 5.4 nd ARC/INFO 5.0 software. UPDATE: April 1995, The update was done solely for the purpose of adding the abilitly to plot to an HP650c plotter. Two new ARC/INFO plot AMLs along with a lineset and shadeset for the HP650C design jet printer have been included. These new files are COLORADO.650, INDEX.650, TWETOLIN.E00 and TWETOSHD.E00. These files were created on a UNIX platform with ARC/INFO 6.1.2. Updated versions of INDEX.E00, CONTACT.E00, LINE.E00, DECO.E00 and BORDER.E00 files that included the newly defined HP650c items are also included. * Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Descriptors: The Digital Geologic Map of Colorado in ARC/INFO Format Open-File Report 92-050

  6. The digital geologic map of Colorado in ARC/INFO format, Part A. Documentation

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    Green, Gregory N.

    1992-01-01

    This geologic map was prepared as a part of a study of digital methods and techniques as applied to complex geologic maps. The geologic map was digitized from the original scribe sheets used to prepare the published Geologic Map of Colorado (Tweto 1979). Consequently the digital version is at 1:500,000 scale using the Lambert Conformal Conic map projection parameters of the state base map. Stable base contact prints of the scribe sheets were scanned on a Tektronix 4991 digital scanner. The scanner automatically converts the scanned image to an ASCII vector format. These vectors were transferred to a VAX minicomputer, where they were then loaded into ARC/INFO. Each vector and polygon was given attributes derived from the original 1979 geologic map. This database was developed on a MicroVAX computer system using VAX V 5.4 nd ARC/INFO 5.0 software. UPDATE: April 1995, The update was done solely for the purpose of adding the abilitly to plot to an HP650c plotter. Two new ARC/INFO plot AMLs along with a lineset and shadeset for the HP650C design jet printer have been included. These new files are COLORADO.650, INDEX.650, TWETOLIN.E00 and TWETOSHD.E00. These files were created on a UNIX platform with ARC/INFO 6.1.2. Updated versions of INDEX.E00, CONTACT.E00, LINE.E00, DECO.E00 and BORDER.E00 files that included the newly defined HP650c items are also included. * Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Descriptors: The Digital Geologic Map of Colorado in ARC/INFO Format Open-File Report 92-050

  7. Eesti ja Euroopa Liit? : Euroopa Liidus kahtlemise üheks põhjuseks on info üleküllus

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    Eurointegratsioonibüroo direktori Henrik Hololei hinnangul on EL-is kahtlevate eestlaste skeptilisuse põhjuseks süsteemse info puudumine ja info kohatine üleküllus. Tema sõnul ei ole valitsus piisavalt selgitanud arenguid, mis järgnevad siis, kui Eesti ei ühine EL-iga

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    repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Peer-reviewed Article application/pdf https://www.ajol.info/index.php/lnr/article/view/46454 10.4314/lnr.v15i1.46454 Lagos Notes and Records; Vol 15 (2009) 0075-7640 0075-7640 ...

  9. La Psique Latinoamericana: Breve Ensayo Hermenéutico Desde Freud y Jung Latin-American Psyche: Brief Hermeneutic Essay Based on Freud and Jung

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    Jorge Gissi

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available El artículo integra algunas tesis de Freud y de Jung y las aplica a la psique latinoamericana. Según el autor, la conquista española en América, fue y aún es psicoculturalmente, distinta para conquistadores y conquistados. Desde la perspectiva de Freud, el análisis se basa en la segunda tópica, en la teoría de los mecanismos de defensa y en el complejo de Edipo. Se relacionan conflictos represivos, castratorios, proyectivos, etc. en los grupos culturales en pugna, y las derivaciones familiares y psicopolíticas congruentes. Desde Jung, el análisis se realiza a través de mitos y símbolos, lo que refleja una no integración sana de los arquetipos y un fuerte componente patriarcal de dominación. Esto implica la baja individuación, el "yo débil" y las disociaciones descubiertas por Freud.This article joins together some of Freud's and Jung's thesis and applies them into the Latin-American psyche. The author states that Spaniard's conquer period in America was, and still is, very different for conquerors and conquered (from a psychological and cultural point of view. From a Freudian approach, the analysis is based on the "Topica II", on the defense mechanisms theory and the Oedipus complex. In both groups, the author relates repressive conflicts, castration, projection, etc., with its familiar and psycho-political consequences. From Jung, the analysis is made with myths and symbols, which reflects a strong patriarchal component of domination and a unwholesome integration of the archetypes. This implies the low individuation, the "weak self" and the dissociations discovered by Freud.

  10. The digital geologic map of Wyoming in ARC/INFO format

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    Green, G.N.; Drouillard, P.H.

    1994-01-01

    This geologic map was prepared as part of a study of digital methods and techniques as applied to complex geologic maps. The geologic map was digitized from the original scribe sheets used to prepare the published Geologic Map of Wyoming (Love and Christiansen, 1985). Consequently, the digital version is at 1:500,000 scale using the Lambert Conformal Conic map projection parameters of the State base map. Stable base contact prints of the scribe sheets were scanned on a Tektronix 4991 digital scanner. The scanner automatically converts the scanned image to an ASCII vector format. These vectors were transferred to a VAX minicomputer, where they were then loaded into ARC/INFO. Each vector and polygon was given attributes derived from the original 1985 geologic map. Descriptors: The Digital Geologic Map of Wyoming in ARC/INFO Format Open-File Report 94-0425

  11. info-gibbs: a motif discovery algorithm that directly optimizes information content during sampling.

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    Defrance, Matthieu; van Helden, Jacques

    2009-10-15

    Discovering cis-regulatory elements in genome sequence remains a challenging issue. Several methods rely on the optimization of some target scoring function. The information content (IC) or relative entropy of the motif has proven to be a good estimator of transcription factor DNA binding affinity. However, these information-based metrics are usually used as a posteriori statistics rather than during the motif search process itself. We introduce here info-gibbs, a Gibbs sampling algorithm that efficiently optimizes the IC or the log-likelihood ratio (LLR) of the motif while keeping computation time low. The method compares well with existing methods like MEME, BioProspector, Gibbs or GAME on both synthetic and biological datasets. Our study shows that motif discovery techniques can be enhanced by directly focusing the search on the motif IC or the motif LLR. http://rsat.ulb.ac.be/rsat/info-gibbs

  12. GénoPlante-Info (GPI): a collection of databases and bioinformatics resources for plant genomics

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    Samson, Delphine; Legeai, Fabrice; Karsenty, Emmanuelle; Reboux, Sébastien; Veyrieras, Jean-Baptiste; Just, Jeremy; Barillot, Emmanuel

    2003-01-01

    Génoplante is a partnership program between public French institutes (INRA, CIRAD, IRD and CNRS) and private companies (Biogemma, Bayer CropScience and Bioplante) that aims at developing genome analysis programs for crop species (corn, wheat, rapeseed, sunflower and pea) and model plants (Arabidopsis and rice). The outputs of these programs form a wealth of information (genomic sequence, transcriptome, proteome, allelic variability, mapping and synteny, and mutation data) and tools (databases, interfaces, analysis software), that are being integrated and made public at the public bioinformatics resource centre of Génoplante: GénoPlante-Info (GPI). This continuous flood of data and tools is regularly updated and will grow continuously during the coming two years. Access to the GPI databases and tools is available at http://genoplante-info.infobiogen.fr/. PMID:12519976

  13. Info-gap robust-satisficing model of foraging behavior: do foragers optimize or satisfice?

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    Carmel, Yohay; Ben-Haim, Yakov

    2005-11-01

    In this note we compare two mathematical models of foraging that reflect two competing theories of animal behavior: optimizing and robust satisficing. The optimal-foraging model is based on the marginal value theorem (MVT). The robust-satisficing model developed here is an application of info-gap decision theory. The info-gap robust-satisficing model relates to the same circumstances described by the MVT. We show how these two alternatives translate into specific predictions that at some points are quite disparate. We test these alternative predictions against available data collected in numerous field studies with a large number of species from diverse taxonomic groups. We show that a large majority of studies appear to support the robust-satisficing model and reject the optimal-foraging model.

  14. Interpreting null results from measurements with uncertain correlations: an info-gap approach.

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    Ben-Haim, Yakov

    2011-01-01

    Null events—not detecting a pernicious agent—are the basis for declaring the agent is absent. Repeated nulls strengthen confidence in the declaration. However, correlations between observations are difficult to assess in many situations and introduce uncertainty in interpreting repeated nulls. We quantify uncertain correlations using an info-gap model, which is an unbounded family of nested sets of possible probabilities. An info-gap model is nonprobabilistic and entails no assumption about a worst case. We then evaluate the robustness, to uncertain correlations, of estimates of the probability of a null event. This is then the basis for evaluating a nonprobabilistic robustness-based confidence interval for the probability of a null. © 2010 Society for Risk Analysis.

  15. A crisis in adolescent psych.

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    Haugh, Richard

    2003-01-01

    The number of children and adolescents needing mental health services has surged; yet state mental hospitals are closing and private for-profit psychiatric facilities are getting out of the business. Hospitals that still offer inpatient psychiatric beds are often full, with long waiting lists. So who fills the breach? The hospital emergency department.

  16. The Gut and the Psyche

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    retrogradely by inhibition of somatic (pelvic floor) innervation. I believe that this study gives a clue to both the mechanism and the cure of severe idiopathic constipation. Treatment involves modifying diet (if only to provide the rectum with something to expel) and encouraging moderate exercise (40-60 minutes a day at no ...

  17. An Introduction to Independent Component Analysis: InfoMax and FastICA algorithms

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    Dominique Gosselin

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an introduction to independent component analysis (ICA. Unlike principal component analysis, which is based on the assumptions of uncorrelatedness and normality, ICA is rooted in the assumption of statistical independence. Foundations and basic knowledge necessary to understand the technique are provided hereafter. Also included is a short tutorial illustrating the implementation of two ICA algorithms (FastICA and InfoMax with the use of the Mathematica software.

  18. Informatsiooni globaliseerumine : arvutivõrkudega infoühiskond / Sirje Virkus

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    Grazis toimunud Rahvusvahelise Informatsiooni ja Dokumentatsiooni Liidu (FID) konverentsist ja kongressist. Peateemaks oli informatsiooni globaliseerumine arvutivõrkudega infoühiskonnas. FIDi hariduse ja koolituse komitee (FID/ET - FID Education and Training Committee) seminarist "Töötamine ja õppimine elektroonilises võrgukeskkonnas" ("Working and Learning in a Networked Electronic Environment"). Sirje Virkus Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikoolist andis seminaril ülevaate kaugkoolituse arengust Eestis ja TPÜ infoteaduste osakonnas

  19. PENGEMBANGAN APLIKASI INFO LAGU NUSANTARA BERBASIS ANDROID UNTUK MELESTARIKAN WARISAN BUDAYA INDONESIA

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    Agus Purnomo

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    Full Text Available Lagu nusantara merupakan warisan kekayaan budaya Indonesia. Pengenalan lagu nusantara sudah banyak dilakukan melalui pendidikan sekolah dasar sampai pendidikan menengah atas. Upaya ini dilakukan untuk melestarikan budaya Indonesia. Dalam pengenalan terhadap siswa banyak ditemukan kendala yaitu sulitnya siswa menghafal lirik dan menyanyikan berbagai lagu nusantara. Siswa belajar dari buku yang hanya menyediakan liriknya saja dan cara menyanyikan masih harus dibimbing oleh guru seni musik mereka. Untuk mempermudah siswa belajar, maka perlunya media yang mempermudah siswa untuk belajar. Teknologi yang dibahas pada penelitian ini adalah teknologi pemanfaatan smartphone berbasis android untuk memudahkan siswa dalam belajar lagu nusantara. Metode pengembangan aplikasi meliputi studi literatur, analisis, perancangan, pemprograman dan pengujian. Aplikasi dirancang dapat berjalan di perangkat android dengan operating sytem versi ics atau lebih terbaru. Model aplikasi yang dibuat berupa model client-server. Aplikasi client diperuntukan bagi pengguna yaitu siswa dan aplikasi server diperuntukkan untuk update info lagu nusantara yang dilakukan oleh administrator. Aplikasi yang dikembangkan menyajikan informasi lagu nusantara disetiap daerah berupa lirik lagu, suara pelantunanya dan video. Aplikasi info lagu nusantara dinilai mampu menjadikan media pembelajaran bagi siswa dalam mempelajari lagu-lagu nusantara hal ini dibuktikan dengan 78% responden menjawab setuju dari total responden 19 orang pengguna. 78% pengguna menganggap aplikasi info lagu nusantara memiliki tampilan yang menarik, susunan navigasi yang mudah, menyajikan informasi yang mudah dipahami,informatif dan edukatif. Kata kunci: aplikasi android, lagu nusantara, media pembelajaran.

  20. Speculative Practices: Utilizing InfoVis to Explore Untapped Literary Collections.

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    Hinrichs, Uta; Forlini, Stefania; Moynihan, Bridget

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we exemplify how information visualization supports speculative thinking, hypotheses testing, and preliminary interpretation processes as part of literary research. While InfoVis has become a buzz topic in the digital humanities, skepticism remains about how effectively it integrates into and expands on traditional humanities research approaches. From an InfoVis perspective, we lack case studies that show the specific design challenges that make literary studies and humanities research at large a unique application area for information visualization. We examine these questions through our case study of the Speculative W@nderverse, a visualization tool that was designed to enable the analysis and exploration of an untapped literary collection consisting of thousands of science fiction short stories. We present the results of two empirical studies that involved general-interest readers and literary scholars who used the evolving visualization prototype as part of their research for over a year. Our findings suggest a design space for visualizing literary collections that is defined by (1) their academic and public relevance, (2) the tension between qualitative vs. quantitative methods of interpretation, (3) result- vs. process-driven approaches to InfoVis, and (4) the unique material and visual qualities of cultural collections. Through the Speculative W@nderverse we demonstrate how visualization can bridge these sometimes contradictory perspectives by cultivating curiosity and providing entry points into literary collections while, at the same time, supporting multiple aspects of humanities research processes.

  1. Creating the first MedlinePlus "Go Local" service: lessons and recommendations from the evaluation of NC Health Info.

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    Silbajoris, Christie; McDuffee, Diana; Olney, Cynthia

    2007-01-01

    NC Health Info is an online collection of North Carolina based health services Web sites that seamlessly links local health resources to topical health information on MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine's consumer health information Web site. NC Health Info was the first project to connect local resources with MedlinePlus in the "Go Local" initiative. As such, NC Health Info serves as a model for other states to follow in connecting their own local information with Medline- Plus. This paper describes the processes used and lessons learned during a year-long evaluation of NC Health Info. Evaluation results may be of interest and applicable to any existing or planned "Go Local" project.

  2. CONVERGENCE OF NANO-, BIO-, INFO-, COGNITIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND E-CULTURE

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    Sergey I. Rodzin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes the convergence of nano-, bio-, info- and cognitive technologies. We highlight the close relationship of such notions as “e-culture”, “consciousness”, “artificial intelligence”. Artificial intelligence technology is the meta-NBIC-complex itself. Electronic infrastructure of intellectual activity - the essence of artificial intelligence and artificial intelligence technologies play a meta-level role of NBIC- technologies, being significant for e-culture. Development of science, technology, and education suggests that in the future perhaps a radical transformation in human beings is not only the material world, but also a subjective reality. 

  3. Info-disruption: pollution and the transfer of chemical information between organisms.

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    Lürling, Miquel; Scheffer, Marten

    2007-07-01

    Many organisms use subtle chemical cues not only to find partners and food, but also to sense the presence of natural enemies and to avoid predation. As we discuss here, an increasing number of studies now show that low, non-toxic concentrations of chemicals, ranging from heavy metals and pesticides to seemingly harmless substances such as surfactants, can disrupt the transfer of chemical information, inducing maladaptive responses in both the signaller and the receiver. Similar to endocrine disruptors, these 'info disruptors' form a new class of chemical threats, which could have far-reaching implications for ecosystem functioning and conservation management.

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    ... Italy, Sidi Rezegh, Tobruk, Lieutenant General Erwin Rommel, Major General H.B. Klopper Stellenbosch University 2013-05-28 info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Peer-reviewed Article application/pdf https://www.ajol.info/index.php/smsajms/article/view/89168 Scientia Militaria: South ...

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    Cannabis was the most abused drug in 2002-2007 (53.5%) as compared to cocaine (44%) in 1992–1997 (c2 35.5, p West African College of Physicians and the West African College of Surgeons 2010-06-29 info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Peer-reviewed Article application/pdf ...

  6. PENGARUH KUALITAS PRODUK DAN PERSONAL SELLING TERHADAP KEPUASAN PELANGGAN PADA MAJALAH INFO BEKASI (STUDI KASUS PT. SIBK

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    Mohammad Rizan

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Generally, the purpose of this research are: 1 To know the description of product quality, personal selling and customer satisfaction on client of Info Bekasi Magazine. 2 To know the influence of quality product towards customer satisfaction on client of Info Bekasi Magazine. 3 To know the influence of quality product towards customer satisfaction on client of Info Bekasi Magazine. 4 To know the influence of quality product and personal selling simultaneously towards customer satisfaction on client Info Bekasi Magazine. The method implemented in this research are descriptive explanatory and causal. This research is taken 100 client of Info Bekasi Magazine after their interact with personal selling used field pricing system while data was collected by using questionnaire and processed using SPSS 20. The result shows that partially quality product has a positive and significant impact toward customer satisfaction. Then, partially personal selling also has a positive and significant impact toward customer satisfaction. Simultaneously, quality product and personal selling have a positive and significant impact toward customer satisfaction. The empirical findings indicate that to create and improve the customer satisfaction, Info Bekasi Magazine need to consider quality product and personal selling because those factors shown to affect the level of job loyalty.

  7. MuffinInfo: HTML5-Based Statistics Extractor from Next-Generation Sequencing Data.

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    Alic, Andy S; Blanquer, Ignacio

    2016-09-01

    Usually, the information known a priori about a newly sequenced organism is limited. Even resequencing the same organism can generate unpredictable output. We introduce MuffinInfo, a FastQ/Fasta/SAM information extractor implemented in HTML5 capable of offering insights into next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. Our new tool can run on any software or hardware environment, in command line or graphically, and in browser or standalone. It presents information such as average length, base distribution, quality scores distribution, k-mer histogram, and homopolymers analysis. MuffinInfo improves upon the existing extractors by adding the ability to save and then reload the results obtained after a run as a navigable file (also supporting saving pictures of the charts), by supporting custom statistics implemented by the user, and by offering user-adjustable parameters involved in the processing, all in one software. At the moment, the extractor works with all base space technologies such as Illumina, Roche, Ion Torrent, Pacific Biosciences, and Oxford Nanopore. Owing to HTML5, our software demonstrates the readiness of web technologies for mild intensive tasks encountered in bioinformatics.

  8. PROJECTIVE GEOMETRIC SHAPING OF INFO-HYPERCUBES: THEORETICAL AND METHODICAL ASPECTS

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    Filin Yuriy Nikolaevich

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The authors consider visual obtention of the full structurally renewable projective geometry of two-dimensional matrices, which is used while constructing form graphics models of base-forming info-cube and derivatively formed info-hypercubes using universal method of protocube constructor. The important aspects of applying renewable projective geometric image of two-dimensional matrices of infocube are discovered for one-type picture of unit faces of structurally formed informationally full form graphic objects of perspective hypercubic ar-chitecture. At that emulation of the process of structural creation and transforming of volume geometrical models in their graphical image on a plane is applied using archicube-isoconstructor of form graphics transformation for multifaced forms and their derivative structures being esthetically created. The authors give examples of visual comparison of structurally formalized quadroisomodels anf quadrohypermodels aimed at desighning informative form graphic objects of hypercubic architecture. In general, the methodical aspects of innovatively solved problems of shape formation are considered for their application in frames of educational pro-cess, implemented in architectural and construction universities.

  9. Robust climate policies under uncertainty: a comparison of robust decision making and info-gap methods.

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    Hall, Jim W; Lempert, Robert J; Keller, Klaus; Hackbarth, Andrew; Mijere, Christophe; McInerney, David J

    2012-10-01

    This study compares two widely used approaches for robustness analysis of decision problems: the info-gap method originally developed by Ben-Haim and the robust decision making (RDM) approach originally developed by Lempert, Popper, and Bankes. The study uses each approach to evaluate alternative paths for climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions given the potential for nonlinear threshold responses in the climate system, significant uncertainty about such a threshold response and a variety of other key parameters, as well as the ability to learn about any threshold responses over time. Info-gap and RDM share many similarities. Both represent uncertainty as sets of multiple plausible futures, and both seek to identify robust strategies whose performance is insensitive to uncertainties. Yet they also exhibit important differences, as they arrange their analyses in different orders, treat losses and gains in different ways, and take different approaches to imprecise probabilistic information. The study finds that the two approaches reach similar but not identical policy recommendations and that their differing attributes raise important questions about their appropriate roles in decision support applications. The comparison not only improves understanding of these specific methods, it also suggests some broader insights into robustness approaches and a framework for comparing them. © 2012 RAND Corporation.

  10. WheatGenome.info: an integrated database and portal for wheat genome information.

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    Lai, Kaitao; Berkman, Paul J; Lorenc, Michal Tadeusz; Duran, Chris; Smits, Lars; Manoli, Sahana; Stiller, Jiri; Edwards, David

    2012-02-01

    Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) is one of the most important crop plants, globally providing staple food for a large proportion of the human population. However, improvement of this crop has been limited due to its large and complex genome. Advances in genomics are supporting wheat crop improvement. We provide a variety of web-based systems hosting wheat genome and genomic data to support wheat research and crop improvement. WheatGenome.info is an integrated database resource which includes multiple web-based applications. These include a GBrowse2-based wheat genome viewer with BLAST search portal, TAGdb for searching wheat second-generation genome sequence data, wheat autoSNPdb, links to wheat genetic maps using CMap and CMap3D, and a wheat genome Wiki to allow interaction between diverse wheat genome sequencing activities. This system includes links to a variety of wheat genome resources hosted at other research organizations. This integrated database aims to accelerate wheat genome research and is freely accessible via the web interface at http://www.wheatgenome.info/.

  11. Cataloging On-Line Health Information: A Content Analysis of the NC Health Info Portal

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    Blake, Catherine; West, David; Luo, Lili; Marchionini, Gary

    2005-01-01

    The unrelenting increase of health information on the World Wide Web has resulted in an urgent need for portals that provide consumers with trustworthy health information. In response to this need, the National Library of Medicine initiated the Go Local initiative, which extends MedlinePlus by providing consumers with links to local health services, programs and providers. NC Health Info (www.nchealthinfo.org) is the first NIH funded Go Local portal. Our goal is to gain insight into the nature of interactions that occur during the cataloging process of online health information resources. We conducted a content analysis of annotations made by catalogers on the NC Health Info portal between January 2000 and September 2004. Our analysis of 2369 online information resources revealed challenges with establishing the navigational, geographical and topical content of an on-line resource. Our analysis provides insights into the mechanisms that catalogers use to overcome those challenges and thus will be of value to future Go Local portal development. PMID:16779001

  12. BioGPS and MyGene.info: organizing online, gene-centric information.

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    Wu, Chunlei; Macleod, Ian; Su, Andrew I

    2013-01-01

    Fast-evolving technologies have enabled researchers to easily generate data at genome scale, and using these technologies to compare biological states typically results in a list of candidate genes. Researchers are then faced with the daunting task of prioritizing these candidate genes for follow-up studies. There are hundreds, possibly even thousands, of web-based gene annotation resources available, but it quickly becomes impractical to manually access and review all of these sites for each gene in a candidate gene list. BioGPS (http://biogps.org) was created as a centralized gene portal for aggregating distributed gene annotation resources, emphasizing community extensibility and user customizability. BioGPS serves as a convenient tool for users to access known gene-centric resources, as well as a mechanism to discover new resources that were previously unknown to the user. This article describes updates to BioGPS made after its initial release in 2008. We summarize recent additions of features and data, as well as the robust user activity that underlies this community intelligence application. Finally, we describe MyGene.info (http://mygene.info) and related web services that provide programmatic access to BioGPS.

  13. Service for victims of crime VDS info and victims’ support: Analysis of the previous work

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    Ćopić Sanja M.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The first victim support service in our country VDS info and victims’ support started with its work in April 2003 within the Victimology Society of Serbia. This service is aimed at victims of crime (women and men, primarily at victims of violent crime, but also of some forms of property crime (such as burglary. The aim of the Service is to offer victims of crime information on their rights and the ways of how to realize them, emotional support, as well as to refer them to other institutions/organizations depending on the certain victim’s needs. Coordinators and volunteers, who passed the appropriate training, are responsible for that. Bearing that in mind, this paper will give the brief glens on the Service itself, its organization and the way of work, followed by the analysis of the results of previous work.

  14. Supporting telemicroscopy and laboratory medicine activities. The Greek "TELE.INFO.MED.LAB" project.

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    Miaoulis, G; Protopapa, E; Skourlas, C; Delides, G

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    In this paper the authors present the basic results of the study for the "TELE.INFO.MED.LAB" project. This study is based on the local experience of the Metaxas Cancer Institute case and on international references. The possibilities rendered by current developments in telemedicine and particularly in telepathology accelerate and facilitate the communication of crucial medical data and creation of "second level" medical services overcoming the geographical particularities of the country. The availability of data transmission (signals, images, texts, etc.) enables the creation of a "uniform market" for various services. This system must take into account the financial realities, geographical aspects transportation problems and technological developments. Organization of this system, the choices of technical standards and the realization of a complete pilot project are described. For this system we also describe the functional and technical aspects, as well as software and hardware components for the different types of units.

  15. Design and Development of ChemInfoCloud: An Integrated Cloud Enabled Platform for Virtual Screening.

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    Karthikeyan, Muthukumarasamy; Pandit, Deepak; Bhavasar, Arvind; Vyas, Renu

    2015-01-01

    The power of cloud computing and distributed computing has been harnessed to handle vast and heterogeneous data required to be processed in any virtual screening protocol. A cloud computing platorm ChemInfoCloud was built and integrated with several chemoinformatics and bioinformatics tools. The robust engine performs the core chemoinformatics tasks of lead generation, lead optimisation and property prediction in a fast and efficient manner. It has also been provided with some of the bioinformatics functionalities including sequence alignment, active site pose prediction and protein ligand docking. Text mining, NMR chemical shift (1H, 13C) prediction and reaction fingerprint generation modules for efficient lead discovery are also implemented in this platform. We have developed an integrated problem solving cloud environment for virtual screening studies that also provides workflow management, better usability and interaction with end users using container based virtualization, OpenVz.

  16. [Info-pocket-guide as a contribution to the prevention of mental illnesses].

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    Corrieri, Sandro; Conrad, Ines; Riedel-Heller, Steffi G

    2012-04-01

    To assess how Info-Pocket-Guides (IPG) are judged as an overall concept, with specific consideration for their content and design in terms of a successful contribution to the prevention of mental illnesses. Altogether, eight student focus groups were conducted and differentiated according to sex, age, and educational system. Mainly, the respondents consider the IPGs as an appealing design, as well as a convenient and well-liked source of information. Some amendments regarding the range of topics were suggested. While there were doubts on the direct benefit of IPGs for the affected person, they were considered highly valuable for relatives and friends. For the acceptance of IPGs, an age-appropriate and context-involving mediation was found decisive. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  17. Grid-based International Network for Flu observation (g-INFO).

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    Doan, Trung-Tung; Bernard, Aurélien; Da-Costa, Ana Lucia; Bloch, Vincent; Le, Thanh-Hoa; Legre, Yannick; Maigne, Lydia; Salzemann, Jean; Sarramia, David; Nguyen, Hong-Quang; Breton, Vincent

    2010-01-01

    The 2009 H1N1 outbreak has demonstrated that continuing vigilance, planning, and strong public health research capability are essential defenses against emerging health threats. Molecular epidemiology of influenza virus strains provides scientists with clues about the temporal and geographic evolution of the virus. In the present paper, researchers from France and Vietnam are proposing a global surveillance network based on grid technology: the goal is to federate influenza data servers and deploy automatically molecular epidemiology studies. A first prototype based on AMGA and the WISDOM Production Environment extracts daily from NCBI influenza H1N1 sequence data which are processed through a phylogenetic analysis pipeline deployed on EGEE and AuverGrid e-infrastructures. The analysis results are displayed on a web portal (http://g-info.healthgrid.org) for epidemiologists to monitor H1N1 pandemics.

  18. An info-gap application to robust design of a prestressed space structure under epistemic uncertainties

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    Hot, Aurélien; Weisser, Thomas; Cogan, Scott

    2017-07-01

    Uncertainty quantification is an integral part of the model validation process and is important to take into account during the design of mechanical systems. Sources of uncertainty are diverse but generally fall into two categories: aleatory due to random process and epistemic resulting from a lack of knowledge. This work focuses on the behavior of solar arrays in their stowed configuration. To avoid impacts during launch, snubbers are used to prestress the panels. Since the mechanical properties of the snubbers and the associated preload configurations are difficult to characterize precisely, an info-gap approach is proposed to investigate the influence of such uncertainties on design configurations obtained for different values of safety factors. This eventually allows to revise the typical values of these factors and to reevaluate them with respect to a targeted robustness level. The proposed methodology is illustrated using a simplified finite element model of a solar array.

  19. EDUCATION FOR TOURISM WITHIN THE PROJECT “MARAMUREŞ – TRANSCARPATHIA INFO TOUR”

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    SORIN-ALIN KOSINSZKI

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The article aims at presenting the exact means of tourism education for pupils and university students. We described the methodology of tourism prospective research, marking tourist tracks and designing cartographic publications for the project region of the historical Maramureş. The presented facts are useful for pupils, university students/graduates from tourism programmes of study, bachelor or master level, in order to develop skills that are specific to the tourism activities. This article is basically a case study and it relies on actual activities implemented during the project “Maramureş–Transcarpathia Info Tour”, financed through The Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine Cross Border Cooperation Programme ENPI 2007-2013, project in which high school and university students, from tourism programmes of study, got involved as volunteers.

  20. InfoSAGE: Use of Online Technologies for Communication and Elder Care.

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    Quintana, Yuri; Crotty, Bradley; Fahy, Darren; Orfanos, Alex; Jain, Ruchira; Kaldany, Eli; Lipsitz, Lewis; Engorn, Diane; Rodriguez, Jorge; Pandolfe, Frank; Bajracharya, Adarsha; Slack, Warner V; Safran, Charles

    2017-01-01

    Aging creates new information and communication needs for families who are helping to coordinate care for frail parents. To identify how information and communication needs evolve with the aging process, we created a living laboratory of families, supported by an online private social network with tools for care coordination. Site registrants are invite to participate in a more in-depth survey-based longitudinal study. In year one, we assessed the feasibility of an online living laboratory. During this first year, 155 individuals registered on InfoSAGE, and 26% opted into the more in-depth longitudinal study. The survey response rate for those in the study was 61%. We present here a descriptive analysis of our early participants and networks, as well as barriers to participation that the study team encountered.

  1. Does a better model yield a better argument? An info-gap analysis

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    Ben-Haim, Yakov

    2017-04-01

    Theories, models and computations underlie reasoned argumentation in many areas. The possibility of error in these arguments, though of low probability, may be highly significant when the argument is used in predicting the probability of rare high-consequence events. This implies that the choice of a theory, model or computational method for predicting rare high-consequence events must account for the probability of error in these components. However, error may result from lack of knowledge or surprises of various sorts, and predicting the probability of error is highly uncertain. We show that the putatively best, most innovative and sophisticated argument may not actually have the lowest probability of error. Innovative arguments may entail greater uncertainty than more standard but less sophisticated methods, creating an innovation dilemma in formulating the argument. We employ info-gap decision theory to characterize and support the resolution of this problem and present several examples.

  2. A critical review of the readability of online patient education resources from RadiologyInfo.Org.

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    Hansberry, David R; John, Ann; John, Elizabeth; Agarwal, Nitin; Gonzales, Sharon F; Baker, Stephen R

    2014-03-01

    Health consumers and their families rely on the Internet as a source of authoritative information regarding the procedures used to reach a diagnosis, effect treatment, and influence prognosis. In radiology, online materials can be a means by which to offer patients comprehensible explanations of the capabilities, the risks and rewards, and the techniques under our purview. Consequently, estimations of health literacy should take into account the reading level of the average American when composing and transmitting such information to the lay public without the mediation of a referring physician. In December 2012, patient education reports from the files of RadiologyInfo.org, a jointly sponsored website of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, were downloaded to assess their textual sophistication. All 138 patient education articles including the glossary were analyzed for their respective level of "readability" using the following 10 evaluative scales: Flesch Reading Ease, Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level, Simple Measure of Gobbledygook Grading, Coleman-Liau Index, Gunning Fog Index, New Dale-Chall scale, FORCAST, Fry graph, Raygor Readability Estimate, and New Fog Count. The 138 online patient education articles were written, on average, between the 10th and 14th grade levels, which exceeds both the American Medical Association and the National Institutes of Health recommendations that patient education resources be comprehensible to those who read no higher than the seventh grade level. Patients may accrue a greater benefit from written articles available on RadiologyInfo.org if the texts were revised to be in compliance with the National Institutes of Health and American Medical Association grade level recommendations. This could lead to a broadened appreciation of the capabilities of radiology's role in general and enhanced understanding of imaging techniques and their application to clinical practice.

  3. PHYSICAL MODELLING OF TERRAIN DIRECTLY FROM SURFER GRID AND ARC/INFO ASCII DATA FORMATS#

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    Y.K. Modi

    2012-01-01

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    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Additive manufacturing technology is used to make physical models of terrain using GIS surface data. Attempts have been made to understand several other GIS file formats, such as the Surfer grid and the ARC/INFO ASCII grid. The surface of the terrain in these file formats has been converted into an STL file format that is suitable for additive manufacturing. The STL surface is converted into a 3D model by making the walls and the base. In this paper, the terrain modelling work has been extended to several other widely-used GIS file formats. Terrain models can be created in less time and at less cost, and intricate geometries of terrain can be created with ease and great accuracy.

    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Laagvervaardigingstegnologie word gebruik om fisiese modelle van terreine vanaf GIS oppervlakdata te maak. Daar is gepoog om verskeie ander GIS lêerformate, soos die Surfer rooster en die ARC/INFO ASCII rooster, te verstaan. Die oppervlak van die terrein in hierdie lêerformate is omgeskakel in 'n STL lêerformaat wat geskik is vir laagvervaardiging. Verder is die STL oppervlak omgeskakel in 'n 3D model deur die kante en die basis te modelleer. In hierdie artikel is die terreinmodelleringswerk uitgebrei na verskeie ander algemeen gebruikte GIS lêerformate. Terreinmodelle kan so geskep word in korter tyd en teen laer koste, terwyl komplekse geometrieë van terreine met gemak en groot akkuraatheid geskep kan word.

  4. The Cybersemiotics and Info-Computationalist Research Programmes as Platforms for Knowledge Production in Organisms and Machines

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    Gordana Dodig Crnkovic

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Both Cybersemiotics and Info-computationalist research programmes represent attempts to unify understanding of information, knowledge and communication. The first one takes into account phenomenological aspects of signification which are insisting on the human experience "from within". The second adopts solely the view "from the outside" based on scientific practice, with an observing agent generating inter-subjective knowledge in a research community. The process of knowledge production, embodied into networks of cognizing agents interacting with the environment and developing through evolution is studied on different levels of abstraction in both frames of reference. In order to develop scientifically tractable models of evolution of intelligence in informational structures from pre-biotic/chemical to living networked intelligent organisms, including the implementation of those models in artificial agents, a basic level language of Info-Computationalism has shown to be suitable. There are however contexts in which we deal with complex informational structures essentially dependent on human first person knowledge where high level language such as Cybersemiotics is the appropriate tool for conceptualization and communication. Two research projects are presented in order to exemplify the interplay of info-computational and higher-order approaches: The Blue Brain Project where the brain is modeled as info-computational system, a simulation in silico of a biological brain function, and Biosemiotics research on genes, information, and semiosis in which the process of semiosis is understood in info-computational terms. The article analyzes differences and convergences of Cybersemiotics and Info-computationalist approaches which by placing focus on distinct levels of organization, help elucidate processes of knowledge production in intelligent agents.

  5. Survey of energy efficiency programs for motor systems in the industry and the main results of PROCEL Info; Levantamento dos programas de eficiencia energetica para sistemas motrizes na industria e os principais resultados do PROCEL Info

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    Naturesa, Jim Silva; Mariotoni, Carlos Alberto [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (GPESE/UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Recursos Hidricos, Energeticos e Ambientais. Grupo de Planejamento Energetico e Sistemas Eletricos; Menezes, Taciana de V.; Perrone, Fernando Pinto Dias; Lepetitgaland, Karla Kwiatkowski [Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A. (ELETROBRAS), Brasilia, DF (Brazil)

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    This article has as objective to compare the actual energy efficiency programs for the motor driven systems of Brazil, United States and European Community. This comparison will be restricted to the action of each program, considering that the countries present distinct economical, political and social aspects. The main results of PROCEL Info will be presented. (author)

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  8. Perencanaan dan Penataan Menara Telekomunikasi Seluler di Kabupaten Sidoarjo menggunakan MapInfo

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    Ervin Tri Sasongko

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Perkembangan teknologi dan industri telekomunikasi telah demikian pesatnya. Ketersediaan layanan diupayakan oleh sejumlah operator yang menawarkan berbagai sistem dan layanan yang bervariasi dengan pembangunan infrastruktur jaringan radio seluler, termasuk di dalamnya menara untuk antena BTS (Base Transceiver Station. Tetapi penempatan menara yang terlalu banyak dan tanpa perencanaan yang tepat akan menimbulkan efek yang kurang baik. Berdasarkan permasalahan yang telah diuraikan diatas, maka dapat diselesaikan dengan menyusun suatu master plan tentang penataan lokasi menara di wilayah Kabupaten Sidoarjo untuk 5 tahun mendatang. Penataan lokasi menara dilakukan dengan menggunakan peta MapInfo dan berdasarkan pada kebutuhan trafik pelanggan seluler, RTRW (Rencana Tata Ruang Wilayah Kabupaten Sidoarjo dan regulasi tentang peyelenggaraan menara telekomunikasi. Dalam perhitungan perencanaan kebutuhan BTS untuk tahun 2018, Kabupaten Sidoarjo membutuhkan 783 BTS yang ditopang oleh 454 menara telekomunikasi seluler bersama. Maka perlu dilakukan penambahan jumlah menara sebanyak 52 menara untuk mencukupi kebutuhan trafik pada tahun 2018. Jumlah penambahan menara tersebut akan ditempatkan di zona menara baru dengan luas total zona 14,6962 .

  9. Info-Gap robustness pathway method for transitioning of urban drainage systems under deep uncertainties.

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    Zischg, Jonatan; Goncalves, Mariana L R; Bacchin, Taneha Kuzniecow; Leonhardt, Günther; Viklander, Maria; van Timmeren, Arjan; Rauch, Wolfgang; Sitzenfrei, Robert

    2017-09-01

    In the urban water cycle, there are different ways of handling stormwater runoff. Traditional systems mainly rely on underground piped, sometimes named 'gray' infrastructure. New and so-called 'green/blue' ambitions aim for treating and conveying the runoff at the surface. Such concepts are mainly based on ground infiltration and temporal storage. In this work a methodology to create and compare different planning alternatives for stormwater handling on their pathways to a desired system state is presented. Investigations are made to assess the system performance and robustness when facing the deeply uncertain spatial and temporal developments in the future urban fabric, including impacts caused by climate change, urbanization and other disruptive events, like shifts in the network layout and interactions of 'gray' and 'green/blue' structures. With the Info-Gap robustness pathway method, three planning alternatives are evaluated to identify critical performance levels at different stages over time. This novel methodology is applied to a real case study problem where a city relocation process takes place during the upcoming decades. In this case study it is shown that hybrid systems including green infrastructures are more robust with respect to future uncertainties, compared to traditional network design.

  10. Pest insect olfaction in an insecticide-contaminated environment: info-disruption or hormesis effect.

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    Tricoire-Leignel, Hélène; Thany, Steeve Hervé; Gadenne, Christophe; Anton, Sylvia

    2012-01-01

    Most animals, including pest insects, live in an "odor world" and depend strongly on chemical stimuli to get information on their biotic and abiotic environment. Although integrated pest management strategies including the use of insect growth regulators (IGRs) are increasingly developed, most insect pest treatments rely on neurotoxic chemicals. These molecules are known to disrupt synaptic transmission, affecting therefore sensory systems. The wide-spread use of neurotoxic insecticides and the growing use of IGRs result in residual accumulation of low concentrations in the environment. These insecticide residues could act as an "info-disruptor" by modifying the chemical communication system, and therefore decrease chances of reproduction in target insects. However, residues can also induce a non-expected hormesis effect by enhancing reproduction abilities. Low insecticide doses might thus induce adaptive processes in the olfactory pathway of target insects, favoring the development of resistance. The effect of sublethal doses of insecticides has mainly been studied in beneficial insects such as honeybees. We review here what is known on the effects of sublethal doses of insecticides on the olfactory system of insect pests.

  11. MAS/MILS Arc/Info point coverage for the western U.S. (excluding Hawaii)

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    Causey, J. Douglas

    1998-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey has two international and one regional digital database that contains information on mineral properties. This report describes the conversion of selected data from one of the international databases - MAS/MILS (Mineral Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System) - into a spatial data product. The MAS/MILS database, obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) upon its closure, contains over 221,000 records of mineral properties and processing facilities throughout the world. However, the majority of the records in the database are of sites located in the western U.S. This is due to the extensive mineral activity that has occurred in the West, and the work done by mineral professionals in the Western, Alaska, and Intermountain Field Operations Centers of the USBM. The purpose of this project was to create a spatial coverage of the western U.S. containing mineral resource information. This coverage includes information for the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. For this report, locations from MAS/MILS were converted to a point coverage using a geographic information system (GIS). All work was done using Arc/Info v. 7.0.4. There are 128,441 points in the coverage.

  12. Pest insect olfaction in an insecticide-contaminated environment : info-disruption or hormesis effect

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    Hélène eTricoire-Leignel

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Most animals, including pest insects, live in an odour world and depend strongly on chemical stimuli to get information on their biotic and abiotic environment. Although integrated pest management strategies including the use of insect growth regulators (IGRs are increasingly developed, most insect pest treatments rely on neurotoxic chemicals. These molecules are known to disrupt synaptic transmission, affecting therefore sensory systems. The wide-spread use of neurotoxic insecticides and the growing use of IGRs result in residual accumulation of low concentrations in the environment. These insecticide residues could act as an info-disruptor by modifying the chemical communication system, and therefore decrease chances of reproduction in target insects. However, residues can also induce a non-expected hormesis effect by enhancing reproduction abilities. Low insecticide doses might thus induce adaptive processes in the olfactory pathway of target insects, favouring the development of resistance. The effect of sublethal doses of insecticides has mainly been studied in beneficial insects such as honeybees. We review here what is known on the effects of sublethal doses of insecticides on the olfactory system of insect pests.

  13. Info-gap management of public health Policy for TB with HIV-prevalence and epidemiological uncertainty.

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    Ben-Haim, Yakov; Dacso, Clifford C; Zetola, Nicola M

    2012-12-19

    Formulation and evaluation of public health policy commonly employs science-based mathematical models. For instance, epidemiological dynamics of TB is dominated, in general, by flow between actively and latently infected populations. Thus modelling is central in planning public health intervention. However, models are highly uncertain because they are based on observations that are geographically and temporally distinct from the population to which they are applied. We aim to demonstrate the advantages of info-gap theory, a non-probabilistic approach to severe uncertainty when worst cases cannot be reliably identified and probability distributions are unreliable or unavailable. Info-gap is applied here to mathematical modelling of epidemics and analysis of public health decision-making. Applying info-gap robustness analysis to tuberculosis/HIV (TB/HIV) epidemics, we illustrate the critical role of incorporating uncertainty in formulating recommendations for interventions. Robustness is assessed as the magnitude of uncertainty that can be tolerated by a given intervention. We illustrate the methodology by exploring interventions that alter the rates of diagnosis, cure, relapse and HIV infection. We demonstrate several policy implications. Equivalence among alternative rates of diagnosis and relapse are identified. The impact of initial TB and HIV prevalence on the robustness to uncertainty is quantified. In some configurations, increased aggressiveness of intervention improves the predicted outcome but also reduces the robustness to uncertainty. Similarly, predicted outcomes may be better at larger target times, but may also be more vulnerable to model error. The info-gap framework is useful for managing model uncertainty and is attractive when uncertainties on model parameters are extreme. When a public health model underlies guidelines, info-gap decision theory provides valuable insight into the confidence of achieving agreed-upon goals.

  14. data.reegle.info. A New Key Portal for Open Energy Data

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    Bauer, F.; Recheis, D. [Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership REEEP, Wagramerstrasse 5, 1400 Vienna (Austria); Kaltenboeck, M. [Semantic Web Company, Vienna (Austria)

    2011-07-15

    Over the last few centuries knowledge and information has become much more widely available. It is no longer limited to a select few; more often it is available to anyone, anywhere with an internet connection and access to a computer. A major step forward was the invention of the printing press, resulting in greater access to information, higher literacy rates and improved levels of education. This sharing of knowledge has been radically transformed again recently with the onset of the internet combined with rapid technology advances. Linked Open Data is the next step along those lines, offering us opportunities to use the latest technologies and techniques available to share pertinent, up-to-date information, from a wider variety of sources free for use and re-use. One of the main challenges now is to sort through this ever increasing volume of information, of varying quality; to select the most relevant, up-to-date and reliable information from the different sources and formats in use; and to make this information available in a useful, reliable and standardised way. The information gateway data.reegle.info, which is at the forefront of this development, is consuming and publishing energy related data in a machine-readable format so as to allow the flexible sharing and re-use of information in new and innovative ways. It filters and enriches content by sorting and adding pertinent information from various reliable sources. It enables data providers to easily link and publish datasets in a standardised, machine-readable format. In this way it can be easily accessible, and shared with third parties. This is a real benefit for the users of reegle which targets policy- and decision makers, developers and the general public with an interest in renewable energy and energy efficiency, with a focus on developing countries.

  15. CES4Health.info: A Web-Based Mechanism for Disseminating Peer-Reviewed Products of Community-Engaged Scholarship--Reflections on Year One

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    Jordan, Catherine; Gelmon, Sherril; Ryan, Katharine; Seifer, Sarena D.

    2012-01-01

    CES4Health.info was launched in November 2009 as an online mechanism for peer reviewing and disseminating products of community-engaged scholarship in forms other than journal articles. One year after its launch, the authors conducted an online survey of CES4Health.info contributing authors, reviewers, and users of published products. Early…

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    Keywords: Iron oxide, emulsion, nanocrstals, crystal growth, rheological property International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 8, 2010, pp. 118-126 MultiCraft Limited 2011-02-24 info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Peer-reviewed Article application/pdf ...

  17. Süntaktiline info sõnastikus : probleeme ja väljavaateid / Margit Langemets, Merike Mägedi, Ülle Viks

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    Langemets, Margit, 1961-

    2005-01-01

    Süntaktilise info esitusest elektroonilistes sõnastikes ja suurtes leksikaalsetes andmebaasides. Süntaktilise info valikukriteeriumidest ja esitusviisidest Eesti Keele Instituudi uute sõnastikuprojektide, ennekõike eesti-X-keele sõnastiku tarvis. Andmetega autorite kohta

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    In contrast, in recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the management of sports concussive injury, including emphasis on the pivotal role ... info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Peer-reviewed Article application/pdf https://www.ajol.info/index.php/sasma/article/view/77126 South African Journal of Sports ...

  19. Aktsionäri infoõigus : [bakalaureusetöö] / Henri Parisalu ; Tartu Ülikool, õigusteaduskond ; juhendaja: Andres Vutt

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    Parisalu, Henri

    2009-01-01

    Aktsionäri infoõiguse eesmärkidest ja funktsioonidest, olemusest ja sisust mittebörsiühingutes ning börsiühingutes, siseriiklike ja rahvusvaheliste organisatsioonide mõjust aktsionäri infoõigusele

  20. Decision making in family medicine: randomized trial of the effects of the InfoClinique and Trip database search engines.

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    Labrecque, Michel; Ratté, Stéphane; Frémont, Pierre; Cauchon, Michel; Ouellet, Jérôme; Hogg, William; McGowan, Jessie; Gagnon, Marie-Pierre; Njoya, Merlin; Légaré, France

    2013-10-01

    To compare the ability of users of 2 medical search engines, InfoClinique and the Trip database, to provide correct answers to clinical questions and to explore the perceived effects of the tools on the clinical decision-making process. Randomized trial. Three family medicine units of the family medicine program of the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University in Quebec city, Que. Fifteen second-year family medicine residents. Residents generated 30 structured questions about therapy or preventive treatment (2 questions per resident) based on clinical encounters. Using an Internet platform designed for the trial, each resident answered 20 of these questions (their own 2, plus 18 of the questions formulated by other residents, selected randomly) before and after searching for information with 1 of the 2 search engines. For each question, 5 residents were randomly assigned to begin their search with InfoClinique and 5 with the Trip database. The ability of residents to provide correct answers to clinical questions using the search engines, as determined by third-party evaluation. After answering each question, participants completed a questionnaire to assess their perception of the engine's effect on the decision-making process in clinical practice. Of 300 possible pairs of answers (1 answer before and 1 after the initial search), 254 (85%) were produced by 14 residents. Of these, 132 (52%) and 122 (48%) pairs of answers concerned questions that had been assigned an initial search with InfoClinique and the Trip database, respectively. Both engines produced an important and similar absolute increase in the proportion of correct answers after searching (26% to 62% for InfoClinique, for an increase of 36%; 24% to 63% for the Trip database, for an increase of 39%; P = .68). For all 30 clinical questions, at least 1 resident produced the correct answer after searching with either search engine. The mean (SD) time of the initial search for each question was 23.5 (7

  1. Accident epidemiology and the U.S. chemical industry: accident history and worst-case data from RMP*Info.

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    Kleindorfer, Paul R; Belke, James C; Elliott, Michael R; Lee, Kiwan; Lowe, Robert A; Feldman, Harold I

    2003-10-01

    This article reports on the data collected on one of the most ambitious government-sponsored environmental data acquisition projects of all time, the Risk Management Plan (RMP) data collected under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. This RMP Rule 112(r) was triggered by the Bhopal accident in 1984 and led to the requirement that each qualifying facility develop and file with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Risk Management Plan (RMP) as well as accident history data for the five-year period preceding the filing of the RMP. These data were collected in 1999-2001 on more than 15,000 facilities in the United States that store or use listed toxic or flammable chemicals believed to be a hazard to the environment or to human health of facility employees or off-site residents of host communities. The resulting database, RMP*Info, has become a key resource for regulators and researchers concerned with the frequency and severity of accidents, and the underlying facility-specific factors that are statistically associated with accident and injury rates. This article analyzes which facilities actually filed under the Rule and presents results on accident frequencies and severities available from the RMP*Info database. This article also presents summaries of related results from RMP*Info on Offsite Consequence Analysis (OCA), an analytical estimate of the potential consequences of hypothetical worst-case and alternative accidental releases on the public and environment around the facility. The OCA data have become a key input in the evaluation of site security assessment and mitigation policies for both government planners as well as facility managers and their insurers. Following the survey of the RMP*Info data, we discuss the rich set of policy decisions that may be informed by research based on these data.

  2. Psychological abuse in the work place: The analysis of the VDS info and victim support service's work in 2008

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    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to present the data and the experience of the victim support service VDS info and victim support service in regard to the issue of psychological abuse at the work place. Data relates to the period from January 1st until December 31st 2008. The data presented in this paper refer to victims' characteristics as well as the ways of providing them assistance and support.

  3. [Follow-up with the assistance of TB-info software of 208 tuberculosis patients who were treated in 2004].

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    Bourgarit, A; Mallet, H-P; Keshtmand, H; De Castro, N; Rambeloarisoa, J; Fain, O; Antoun, F; Picard, C; Rocher, G; Che, D; Farge, D

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    The impact of the TB-info software was assessed on the care of patients treated with antituberculosis regimen (ATT). Cohort study of patients with tuberculosis who received an ATT in 2004 in two hospitals and five medical centres in Paris. Follow-up was implemented with the TB-info software. Data were compared to those of the 1999-2003 cohort. Two hundred and nine ATT were initiated in 2004, with a mean duration of 7.2 months. Demographic and clinical data reflected this population precariousness: 79% were foreign-born, 25% lived in institutions and half of them had no or unusual health insurance. Compared to the previous cohort, viral co-infections were tested in more than 80% cases and showed association with HIV, HBV or HCV in 11, 10 and 5% of the patients, respectively. Twenty-one patients were lost for follow-up (11%) and 76% of the smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis therapies were declared successful but only 34% were declared cured with the WHO criteria. Analysis of the data obtained with TB-info software showed an improvement of tuberculosis patients care with more co-infection tested and less lost for follow-up. These results confirm the usefulness of this software for patients care and assessment of physicians practice in France.

  4. The Role of Telemedicine in Auditory Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review.

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    Bush, Matthew L; Thompson, Robin; Irungu, Catherine; Ayugi, John

    2016-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of live telemedicine applications in hearing amplification and cochlear implantation. A systematic search was performed in PubMed, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, CINALH, and Web of Science to identify peer-reviewed research. Inclusion criteria were titles containing words from the search terms 1) audiology, otolaryngology, and hearing impairment, 2) rehabilitative methods, and 3) telemedicine. Exclusion criteria were: 1) non-English articles, and 2) non-original research. Twelve eligible studies were identified. The studies employed a prospective design in nine of the articles and retrospective case series in three. The use of telemedicine for the provision of cochlear implant services was examined in eight of the articles and with hearing aids in four of the articles. The types of services include intraoperative cochlear implant telemetry; implant programming and assessment of electrode-specific measures and speech recognition after implantation. Hearing aid programming and remote gain assessments were also reported. Many studies assess patient and provider satisfaction along with encounter time comparison. The studies occurred from 2009 to 2014 and took place in seven countries. This review examined the feasibility of remote telemedicine connection to provide in auditory rehabilitation services through hearing aids and cochlear implants. There are significant concerns regarding Internet bandwidth limitations for remote clinics. There is a paucity of research examining reimbursement and cost-effectiveness for services. Further prospective research investigating cost-effectiveness and bandwidth limitations is warranted to assess long-term sustainability of remote audiological rehabilitative service delivery.

  5. Recuperación de la adicción al alcohol: una transformación para promover la salud

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    Full Text Available Se presenta una metasíntesis cuyo objetivo es establecer las características del proceso de recuperación en las personas que tienen adicción al alcohol. La metodología metasintética se fundamenta en la integración e interpretación de los hallazgos de algunos estudios cualitativos que permiten reconocer elementos sustanciales en la creación de nuevas interpretaciones en el fenómeno de recuperación de la adicción al alcohol. Para ubicar las fuentes se realizó una búsqueda en las bases de datos Ovid, Medline, Cinalh, Psych Info, Lilacs y Scielo, que comprendió el periodo 1988 a 2008, y en el que se ubicaron once artículos mediante las palabras clave: abuso de alcohol, adicción, dependencia, recuperación, experiencia e investigación cualitativa; de estos únicamente seis cumplieron con los criterios de calidad para ser incluidos en la metasíntesis. Los hallazgos permiten señalar que la recuperación es concebida como una trasformación con movimiento ascendente, conceptualización que implica reconocer la potencialidad de los aspectos positivos de las personas, alcanzar la madurez psicológica y espiritual, y lograr la paz y la libertad para actuar. En conclusión, este proceso de transformación inmerso en la recuperación debe ser reconocido por el profesional de enfermería para establecer, entre ese otro y ella, una fructífera interacción que permita el desarrollo del cuidado.

  6. Using info-Gap Decision Theory for Water Resources Planning Under Severe Uncertainty

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    Korteling, B.; Brazier, R.; Kapelan, Z.; Dessai, S.

    2012-12-01

    operating costs, costs to customers, carbon emissions, environmental impact and social acceptability. Findings show that beyond the uncertainty range explored with the traditional headroom method, preference reversals can occur, i.e. some management options that underperform at lower uncertainties, outperform at higher levels of uncertainty. This study also shows that when 50% or more of the population adopts demand side management, efficiency related measures and innovative options such as rainwater collection can perform equally well or better than some supply side options. The additional use of MCDA shifts the focus away from reservoir expansion options that perform best with respect to water availability, to combined strategies that include innovative demand side management actions of rainwater collection and greywater reuse as well as efficiency measures and additional regional transfers. This research illustrates how an Info-Gap based approach can offer a comprehensive picture of potential supply/demand futures and a rich variety of information to support adaptive management of water systems under severe uncertainty.

  7. Modeling and Management of Increased Urban Stormwater Runoff Using InfoSWMM Sustain in the Berkeley Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado

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    Panos, C.; Hogue, T. S.; McCray, J. E.

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    Few urban studies have evaluated the hydrologic impacts of redevelopment - for example, a rapid conversion from single to multi-family homes - known as infill, or re-urbanization. Redevelopment provides unique stormwater challenges as private property owners in many cities are not mandated to undertake stormwater retrofits leading to an overall increase in stormwater quantity and decrease in quality. This research utilizes a version of the EPA's Storm Water Management Model (SWMM), InfoSWMM Sustain, to model and analyze the impacts of impervious cover change due to redevelopment on stormwater quantity and quality in Denver, Colorado, with a focus on the Berkeley Neighborhood, where the percent imperviousness is expected to increase significantly from a current value of 53% by 2025. We utilize flow data from multiple pressure transducers installed directly within the storm sewer network as well as water quality data from storm and low flow sampling to initially calibrate InfoSWMM Sustain using September 2015 through September 2016 storm data. Model scenarios include current land cover conditions as well as future imperviousness predictions from redevelopment. The Urban Drainage and Flood Control District's Colorado Urban Hydrograph Procedure (CUHP) model is also implemented and used for calibration and comparison to the InfoSWMM stormwater model. Model simulations predicting an average annual stormwater runoff for the basin will be used to inform stormwater capture for the Berkeley Neighborhood on the downstream Willis Case Golf Course, where treatment trains are being designed to provide irrigation water (a 250 ac-ft per year demand) and improved water quality for discharge to the nearby receiving waters of Clear Creek. Ultimately, study results will better inform regional stormwater capture requirements when transitioning from single to multi-family units by providing a quantitative basis for treatment and regulation priorities.

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    The study recommends gender mainstreaming and analysis in all the institutions of ... the effects of gender imbalances, gender inequality and gender inequity. ... https://www.ajol.info/index.php/safp/article/view/72046 South African Family ...

  9. Info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia arenguseire järeldused ja soovitused = Information and communication technologies foresight: conclusions and policy recommendations / Kristjan Rebane

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    Eesti Arengufondi arenguseirest, mille eesmärgiks oli kindlaks teha, millised valdkonnad suudavad järgmise 10. aastaga info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia abiga Eesti majanduse ja ühiskonna arengusse enim panustada. Joonised

  10. Development of E-Info geneca: a website providing computer-tailored information and question prompt prior to breast cancer genetic counseling.

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    Albada, A.; Dulmen, S. van; Otten, R.; Bensing, J.M.; Ausems, M.G.E.M.

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the stepwise development of the website ‘E-info geneca’. The website provides counselees in breast cancer genetic counseling with computer-tailored information and a question prompt prior to their first consultation. Counselees generally do not know what to expect from genetic counseling and they tend to have a passive role, receiving large amounts of relatively standard information. Using the “intervention mapping approach” we developed E-info geneca aiming to enhance ...

  11. Kvalitativní analýza mediálního diskurzu pravicově orientovaného blogu cz.altermedia.info

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    Bártová, Kateřina

    2011-01-01

    The thesis called Qualitative Analysis of Media Discourse of the Far-right Blog cz.altermedia.info deals with the discourse analysis of the Czech version of an international project Altermedia.info. Discourse analysis aims at differences between the discourse of the founding editor and the current one and analyses the neo-fascist nature of the blog. The theoretical framework of the analysis is based on the postmarxist theory of discourse introduced by Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe. The th...

  12. [Nonnative guidelines for allocating human resources in child and adolescent psychiatry using average values under convergence conditions instead of price determination - analysis of the data of university hospitals in Germany concerning the costs of calculating day and minute values according to Psych-PV and PEPP-System].

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    Barufka, Steffi; Heller, Michael; Prayon, Valeria; Fegert, Jörg M

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    Despite substantial opposition in the practical field, based on an amendment to the Hospital Financing Act (KHG). the so-called PEPP-System was introduced in child and adolescent psychiatry as a new calculation model. The 2-year moratorium, combined with the rescheduling of the repeal of the psychiatry personnel regulation (Psych-PV) and a convergence phase, provided the German Federal Ministry of Health with additional time to enter a structured dialogue with professional associations. Especially the perspective concerning the regulatory framework is presently unclear. In light of this debate, this article provides calculations to illustrate the transformation of the previous personnel regulation into the PEPP-System by means of the data of §21 KHEntgG stemming from the 22 university hospitals of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy in Germany. In 2013 there was a total of 7,712 cases and 263,694 calculation days. In order to identify a necessary basic reimbursement value th1\\t would guarantee a constant quality of patient care, the authors utilize outcomes, cost structures, calculation days, and minute values for individual professional groups according to both systems (Psych-PV and PEPP) based on data from 2013 and the InEK' s analysis of the calculation datasets. The authors propose a normative agreement on the basic reimbursement value between 270 and 285 EUR. This takes into account the concentration phenomenon and the expansion of services that has occurred since the introduction of the Psych-PV system. Such a normative agreement on structural quality could provide a verifiable framework for the allocation of human resources corresponding to the previous regulations of Psych-PV.

  13. InfoTrac TFD: a microcomputer implementation of the Transcription Factor Database TFD with a graphical user interface.

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    Hoeck, W G

    1994-06-01

    InfoTrac TFD provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for viewing and manipulating datasets in the Transcription Factor Database, TFD. The interface was developed in Filemaker Pro 2.0 by Claris Corporation, which provides cross platform compatibility between Apple Macintosh computers running System 7.0 and higher and IBM-compatibles running Microsoft Windows 3.0 and higher. TFD ASCII-tables were formatted to fit data into several custom data tables using Add/Strip, a shareware utility and Filemaker Pro's lookup feature. The lookup feature was also put to use to allow TFD data tables to become linked within a flat-file database management system. The 'Navigator', consisting of several pop-up menus listing transcription factor abbreviations, facilitates the search for transcription factor entries. Data are presented onscreen in several layouts, that can be further customized by the user. InfoTrac TFD makes the transcription factor database accessible to a much wider community of scientists by making it available on two popular microcomputer platforms.

  14. Info-gap theory and robust design of surveillance for invasive species: the case study of Barrow Island.

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    Davidovitch, Lior; Stoklosa, Richard; Majer, Jonathan; Nietrzeba, Alex; Whittle, Peter; Mengersen, Kerrie; Ben-Haim, Yakov

    2009-06-01

    Surveillance for invasive non-indigenous species (NIS) is an integral part of a quarantine system. Estimating the efficiency of a surveillance strategy relies on many uncertain parameters estimated by experts, such as the efficiency of its components in face of the specific NIS, the ability of the NIS to inhabit different environments, and so on. Due to the importance of detecting an invasive NIS within a critical period of time, it is crucial that these uncertainties be accounted for in the design of the surveillance system. We formulate a detection model that takes into account, in addition to structured sampling for incursive NIS, incidental detection by untrained workers. We use info-gap theory for satisficing (not minimizing) the probability of detection, while at the same time maximizing the robustness to uncertainty. We demonstrate the trade-off between robustness to uncertainty, and an increase in the required probability of detection. An empirical example based on the detection of Pheidole megacephala on Barrow Island demonstrates the use of info-gap analysis to select a surveillance strategy.

  15. Quantum information, oscillations and the psyche

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    Martin, F.; Carminati, F.; Galli Carminati, G.

    2010-05-01

    In this paper, taking the theory of quantum information as a model, we consider the human unconscious, pre-consciousness and consciousness as sets of quantum bits (qubits). We view how there can be communication between these various qubit sets. In doing this we are inspired by the theory of nuclear magnetic resonance. In this way we build a model of handling a mental qubit with the help of pulses of a mental field. Starting with an elementary interaction between two qubits we build two-qubit quantum logic gates that allow information to be transferred from one qubit to the other. In this manner we build a quantum process that permits consciousness to "read" the unconscious and vice versa. The elementary interaction, e.g. between a pre-consciousness qubit and a consciousness one, allows us to predict the time evolution of the pre-consciousness + consciousness system in which pre-consciousness and consciousness are quantum entangled. This time evolution exhibits Rabi oscillations that we name mental Rabi oscillations. This time evolution shows how for example the unconscious can influence consciousness. In a process like mourning the influence of the unconscious on consciousness, as the influence of consciousness on the unconscious, are in agreement with what is observed in psychiatry.

  16. Synchronicity, Quantum Information and the Psyche

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    Martin, Francois; Galli Carminati, Giuliana

    2009-01-01

    In this paper we describe synchronicity phenomena. As an explanation of these phenomena we propose quantum entanglement between the psychic realm known as the "unconscious" and also the classical illusion of the collapse of the wave-function. Then, taking the theory of quantum information as a model we consider the human unconscious, pre-consciousness and consciousness as sets of quantum bits (qu-bits). We analyze how there can be communication between these various qu-bit sets. In doing this we are inspired by the theory of nuclear magnetic resonance. In this manner we build quantum processes that permit consciousness to "read" the unconscious and vice-versa. The most elementary interaction, e.g. between a pre-consciousness qu-bit and a consciousness one, allows us to predict the time evolution of the pre-consciousness + consciousness system in which pre-consciousness and consciousness are quantum entangled. This time evolution exhibits Rabi oscillations that we name mental Rabi oscillations. This time evolu...

  17. Quantum information, oscillations and the psyche

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    Martin, F; Carminati, G Galli

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, taking the theory of quantum information as a model, we consider the human unconscious, pre-consciousness and consciousness as sets of quantum bits (qubits). We view how there can be communication between these various qubit sets. In doing this we are inspired by the theory of nuclear magnetic resonance. In this way we build a model of handling a mental qubit with the help of pulses of a mental field. Starting with an elementary interaction between two qubits we build two-qubit quantum logic gates that allow information to be transferred from one qubit to the other. In this manner we build a quantum process that permits consciousness to ``read{''} the unconscious and vice versa. The elementary interaction, e.g. between a pre-consciousness qubit and a consciousness one, allows us to predict the time evolution of the pre-consciousness + consciousness system in which pre-consciousness and consciousness are quantum entangled. This time evolution exhibits Rabi oscillations that we name mental Rabi o...

  18. Imago and Psyche: creative and therapeutic process

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Words are speakers for human adventure, but often they difficultly come over in memory’s labyrinth. Esthetical knowledge allows to be in contact with the most inner mind plot. Psychoanalytical view and experimental data underlined multiplicity of expressive codes, show an interpersonal process of mirroring which start with Self state regulation and seem  to confirm transposition in esthetic object of personal identity. Esthetical productions are a natural, available alphabet. The “images” realized in different  contexts  of expressive therapy intevention exemplify and confirm the theoretical arguments. The language of arts can welcome, transform and make intelligible the original and unaware emotional chaos. The evocative quality in the relation between masterpiece and interpreter, between interpreter and  fruitor/user can  be similar to the model of intimacy mother-child. Creative potential and disruptive potential are both present in human condition. It’s necessary to join courage of creation with patience and measure of therapy to promote a creative and vital process  that can be speaker of primary experience.

  19. Steve Jobs and the User Psyche

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    Denning, Peter J.

    2011-01-01

    The article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2043155.2043157 Peter J. Denning reflects on a meeting he had with Steve Jobs in 1988. Published in ACM Ubiquity.Ubiquity Commentary

  20. Psych "Lite:" Great Price, Less Filling

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    Jackson, Sherri L.; Griggs, Richard A.

    2013-01-01

    Introductory psychology textbooks have been criticized for being too long and too expensive. A national survey of introductory teachers found that 89% of introductory courses are only one term in length and that teachers could only cover 68% of a text's topics. This situation has been made more problematic by the soaring prices of…

  1. Patient care. Give psych a home.

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    Bilchik, Gloria Shur

    2005-02-01

    Cuts to mental health services put most hospitals in a bind when treating patients who need such care. But an Alaska hospital has found a creative--and cost-effective--way to provide psychiatric service in the emergency department.

  2. Will staff restructuring improve psych diagnoses?

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    2005-05-01

    Shift philosophy and supplement your staff's expertise with specialists to improve psychiatric diagnosis rates. Broaden your trauma-based model to incorporate non-urgent mental health conditions. Increase access to substance abuse specialists, psychologists/psychiatrists, and social workers. Seek to have other departments bear financial burden of making these specialists available to the ED.

  3. King Sinukwan Mythology and the Kapampangan Psyche

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    Julieta C. Mallari

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the metaphorical categories of the Sinukwan legends that could account for the ethnocentric qualities of the Kapampangans (people of Pampanga, a province in the northern part of the Philippines and their behavioral patterns as a distinct race. According to oral accounts, Sinukwan, supposedly the first inhabitant in Pampanga, was a noble, gigantic being whose countenance reflected beautiful traits such as royalty, wisdom, faithfulness, ability and love. Sinukwan is a product of the Kapampangans’ primordial culture but, in many respects, he serves as a central image in the maintenance of their internal racial affinity as well as in the interaction of their past and present. On one hand, he may be perceived as an instrument of sentimental evocation. But on the other, Sinukwan is an indispensable force in asserting and reasserting the Kapampangan identity. The Kapampangans still believe that their historical beginnings were woven into and their society constructed within the realm of a powerful cultural symbol. In the development of Kapampangan civilization, Sinukwan has become an established archetype in Kapampangan arts and literature, a rallying point in the socio-political transformation of the Kapampangan community, and the paradigmatic model that is constantly invoked in the unfolding events of Kapampangan history. To be mentioned in particular is an aspect of a Sinukwan legend that provides a colorful explanation of one of the worst calamities that struck Pampanga: the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. The story is, in a sense, an imaginative articulation of a historical phenomenon that pierced through the very heart of Kapampangan civilization and altered the course of its development.

  4. Synchronicity and the meaning-making psyche.

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    Colman, Warren

    2011-09-01

    This paper contrasts Jung's account of synchronicity as evidence of an objective principle of meaning in Nature with a view that emphasizes human meaning-making. All synchronicities generate indicative signs but only where this becomes a 'living symbol' of a transcendent intentionality at work in a living universe does synchronicity generate the kind of symbolic meaning that led Jung to posit the existence of a Universal Mind. This is regarded as a form of personal, experiential knowledge belonging to the 'imaginal world of meaning' characteristic of the 'primordial mind', as opposed to the 'rational world of knowledge' in which Jung attempted to present his experiences as if they were empirically and publicly verifiable. Whereas rational knowledge depends on a form of meaning in which causal chains and logical links are paramount, imaginal meaning is generated by forms of congruent correspondence-a feature that synchronicity shares with metaphor and symbol-and the creation of narratives by means of retroactive organization of its constituent elements. © 2011, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  5. Validation of the EORTC QLQ-INFO 25 questionnaire in Lebanese cancer patients: Is ignorance a Bliss?

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    Tabchi, Samer; El Rassy, Elie; Khazaka, Aline; El Karak, Fadi; Kourie, Hampig Raphael; Chebib, Ralph; Assi, Tarek; Ghor, Maya; Naamani, Lara; Richa, Sami; Ghosn, Marwan; Kattan, Joseph

    2016-06-01

    Despite worldwide trends toward optimizing full disclosure of information (DOI), the prevailing belief that cancer diagnosis should be concealed from patients, for their own good, has endured for a substantial period of time in Middle Eastern communities. This study would assess the reliability of the Arabic translated version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-INFO 25). The study was also designed to quantify DOI to Lebanese cancer patients and determine patient satisfaction with this DOI. Moreover, we compared the differences in the level of information among groups based on clinical and biographical variables. A sample of patients, being treated for a variety of malignancies, was prospectively evaluated. A physician interviewed patients using the Arabic version of the EORTC QLQ-INFO 25, on the day of hospitalization for chemotherapy, before treatment was administered. In total 201 patients were interviewed. The translated version of the EORTC QLQ-INFO 25 showed high reliability when assessed using Cronbach's alpha coefficients for internal consistency with values scoring higher than 0.7 for all scales and the full questionnaire. There was a considerable lack of information provided to the participants with 38.8 % being unaware of their diagnosis and more than half being uninformed about the extent of their disease. Paradoxically, 86.5 % of patients expressed their satisfaction about the amount of information they received and 89.5 % believe the information provided was helpful. Further analysis showed no significant association between gender, marital status, cancer site and stage and the amount of information received. However, age and level of education were associated with DOI such as younger and more educated patients received more information. Older patients were also found to be the most satisfied with the information they received, despite having less access to information

  6. Planning water supply under uncertainty - benefits and limitations of RDM, Info-Gap, economic optimization and many-objective optimization

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    Matrosov, E.; Padula, S.; Huskova, I.; Harou, J. J.

    2012-12-01

    Population growth and the threat of drier or changed climates are likely to increase water scarcity world-wide. A combination of demand management (water conservation) and new supply infrastructure is often needed to meet future projected demands. In this case system planners must decide what to implement, when and at what capacity. Choices can range from infrastructure to policies or a mix of the two, culminating in a complex planning problem. Decision making under uncertainty frameworks can be used to help planners with this planning problem. This presentation introduces, applies and compares four decision making under uncertainty frameworks. The application is to the Thames basin water resource system which includes the city of London. The approaches covered here include least-economic cost capacity expansion optimization (EO), Robust Decision Making (RDM), Info-Gap Decision Theory (Info-gap) and many-objective evolutionary optimization (MOEO). EO searches for the least-economic cost program, i.e. the timing, sizing, and choice of supply-demand management actions/upgrades which meet projected water demands. Instead of striving for optimality, the RDM and Info-gap approaches help build plans that are robust to 'deep' uncertainty in future conditions. The MOEO framework considers multiple performance criteria and uses water systems simulators as a function evaluator for the evolutionary algorithm. Visualizations show Pareto approximate tradeoffs between multiple objectives. In this presentation we detail the application of each framework to the Thames basin (including London) water resource planning problem. Supply and demand options are proposed by the major water companies in the basin. We apply the EO method using a 29 year time horizon and an annual time step considering capital, operating (fixed and variable), social and environmental costs. The method considers all plausible combinations of supply and conservation schemes and capacities proposed by water

  7. Depression screening with patient-targeted feedback in cardiology: The cost-effectiveness of DEPSCREEN-INFO.

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    Brettschneider, Christian; Kohlmann, Sebastian; Gierk, Benjamin; Löwe, Bernd; König, Hans-Helmut

    2017-01-01

    Although depression is common in patients with heart disease, screening for depression is much debated. DEPSCREEN-INFO showed that a patient-targeted feedback in addition to screening results in lower depression level six months after screening. The purpose of this analysis was to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis of DEPSCREEN-INFO. Patients with coronary heart disease or arterial hypertension were included. Participants in both groups were screened for depression. Participants in the intervention group additionally received a patient-targeted feedback of their result and recommended treatment options. A cost-utility analysis using quality-adjusted life years (QALY) based on the EQ-5D was performed. The time horizon was 6 months. Resource utilization was assessed by a telephone interview. Multiple imputation using chained equations was used. Net-benefit regressions controlled for prognostic variables at baseline were performed to construct cost-effectiveness acceptability curves. Different sensitivity analyses were performed. 375 participants (intervention group: 155; control group: 220) were included at baseline. After 6 months, in the intervention group adjusted total costs were lower (-€2,098; SE: €1,717) and more QALY were gained (0.0067; SD: 0.0133); yet differences were not statistically significant. The probability of cost-effectiveness was around 80% independent of the willingness-to-pay (range: €0/QALY-€130,000/QALY). The results were robust. A patient-targeted feedback in addition to depression screening in cardiology is cost-effective with a high probability. This underpins the use of the patient-targeted feedbacks and the PHQ-9 that are both freely available and easy to implement in routine care.

  8. Epi InfoTM a mHealth tool for primary field data collection in subsample population of Uttarakhand- A cross sectional study.

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    Pradeep Aggarwal

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: A deficient data is among the biggest obstacle facing planners and policy makers. Health data collection in the developing world is often hampered by the high costs and inefficiencies of traditional large-scale paper-based surveys. mHealth using Epi-Info is most appropriate tool to create, share, deploy health surveys and for strengthening of health systems. The program runs on free and open software, is easy to use, and can be downloaded to handheld devices to be used by workers in the field. Objectives: To find out the usefulness and limitations of data collection for mHealth by use of Epi InfoTM software. Methods: The devices used Epi Info 7.1.5 (Android version, which has been modeled as a database with variables of the traditional form. A cross sectional survey among adolescents regarding their health needs was carried out in a sample of 200 adolescents (purposive sampling of rural hilly (Jaunpur block of Tehri Garhwal district and plain (Doiwala block of Dehradun district areas of Uttarakhand by the use of Android tablets with Epi InfoTM. Results: It was found that adolescent questionnaire tool developed in Epi InfoTM android tablet application is a powerful tool for data collection having numerable practical advantages like: Interview Time Tracking (ITT that gives the reality check in field studies along with cases Geographical presentation by GIS mapping. In addition to this complete filling of data in field so no left over or guessing for data entry operator, paperless, bio-friendly. Despite of Tablet cost, it is cost effective as tablet can be repeatedly used for other surveys. Conclusions: Epi InfoTM is a developing open access software for primary data collection and analyzing data from the field, with advantageous benefits of epidemiological surveys.

  9. Development of E-Info geneca: a website providing computer-tailored information and question prompt prior to breast cancer genetic counseling.

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    Albada, A.; Dulmen, S. van; Otten, R.; Bensing, J.M.; Ausems, M.G.E.M.

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the stepwise development of the website ‘E-info geneca’. The website provides counselees in breast cancer genetic counseling with computer-tailored information and a question prompt prior to their first consultation. Counselees generally do not know what to expect from genetic

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    Aderinto, AA; Social Sciences and Reproductive Health Research Network, East Gate Road, University College Hospital, Ibadan. Olawoye, JE ... African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Vol.7(2) 2004: 167-194 Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan 2005-05-27 info:eu-repo/semantics/article ...

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    ... oai:ojs.ajol.info:article/87076 2018-02-18T13:46:03Z ict:ART An appraisal of problems and solutions to the acquisition of computer literacy skills among academic staff members of Nasarawa State University Keffi and University of Jos - Nigeria Faga, A Acquisition, Computer, Literacy, Ski lls Academic, University, Keffi, Jos.

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    Methods: The aim of our study was to describe the epidemiological, clinical profile and surgical management of patients with breast cancer in gynecological ... eng https://www.ajol.info/index.php/pamj/article/view/85841/75717 Brief summary of the agreement Anyone is free: · to copy, distribute, and display the work; ...

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    ... oai:ojs.ajol.info:article/74721 2018-02-20T06:43:19Z ifep:ART Memory and digit span experiment among psychology students in Lagos state, Nigeria adewuyi, TDO Ayenibiowo, Ko Memory, Digit Span and Psychology Students The study was an experiment that investigated short-term memory and digit span among the ...

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    ... T.M. Technology has become an integral part of all educational activities and can ... of fundamental mathematical concepts that underpin the study of calculus. ... Article application/pdf https://www.ajol.info/index.php/saje/article/view/24898 ...

  19. InfoRio, focus group sessions to test potential for a personal real time travel information concept for public transport, (no 03071, 23 p.)

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    Vonk, W.G.; Vonk, Warner; Nijenhuis, Guido; van Berkum, Eric C.; Bodmer, Milena; Hulleman, Robert; Hulleman, R.; Viegas, J.M.; Macario, R.

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes the development of a market research method in order to establish the potential demand for a Personal Real Time Travel Information (PRTTI) concept applied to public transport (PT) in Rio de Janeiro, called InfoRio. In order to receive personal travel information on PT services

  20. The Epi Info Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) Application: A Resource for Outbreak Data Management and Contact Tracing in the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola Epidemic.

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    Schafer, Ilana J; Knudsen, Erik; McNamara, Lucy A; Agnihotri, Sachin; Rollin, Pierre E; Islam, Asad

    2016-10-15

    The Epi Info Viral Hemorrhagic Fever application (Epi Info VHF) was developed in response to challenges managing outbreak data during four 2012 filovirus outbreaks. Development goals included combining case and contact data in a relational database, facilitating data-driven contact tracing, and improving outbreak data consistency and use. The application was first deployed in Guinea, when the West Africa Ebola epidemic was detected, in March 2014, and has been used in 7 African countries and 2 US states. Epi Info VHF enabled reporting of compatible data from multiple countries, contributing to international Ebola knowledge. However, challenges were encountered in accommodating the epidemic's unexpectedly large magnitude, addressing country-specific needs within 1 software product, and using the application in settings with limited Internet access and information technology support. Use of Epi Info VHF in the West Africa Ebola epidemic highlighted the fundamental importance of good data management for effective outbreak response, regardless of the software used. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2016. This work is written by (a) US Government employee(s) and is in the public domain in the US.

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    The propagation efforts by techniques such as tissue culture or mycorrhiza have not been investigated which instigated conduction of this study. ... Peer-reviewed Article application/pdf https://www.ajol.info/index.php/tjs/article/view/79845 Tanzania Journal of Science; Vol 38, No 1 (2012); 35-42 2507-7961 0856-1761 eng ...

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    The propagation efforts by techniques such as tissue culture or mycorrhiza have not been investigated which instigated conduction of this study. ... Peer-reviewed Article application/pdf https://www.ajol.info/index.php/tjs/article/view/79847 Tanzania Journal of Science; Vol 38, No 1 (2012); 43-53 2507-7961 0856-1761 eng ...

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    ... oai:ojs.ajol.info:article/93785 2017-11-06T21:39:37Z sajchh:ART Characteristics of children with pervasive developmental disorders attending a developmental clinic in the Western Cape Province, South Africa Springer, PE van Toorn, R Laughton, B Kidd, M Background. Little has been published on autism in Africa, and ...

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    ... oai:ojs.ajol.info:article/14877 2017-12-07T10:20:00Z ajb:ART Molecular taxonomic, epidemiological and population genetic approaches to understanding yam anthracnose disease Abang, Mathew M; 1International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), P.O. Box 5466, Aleppo, Syria, and Root and ...

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    It recommends housing finance, cooperatives, use of local building materials, development of infrastructure, policy implementation and review of the housing policy as possible solutions to the housing problem in Nigeria. School of Social Work, University of Zimbabwe 2012-04-13 info:eu-repo/semantics/article ...

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    ... oai:ojs.ajol.info:article/57525 2017-12-09T18:31:21Z lwati:ART The Intervention of Adult Education in Surface Water Pollution in the Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria Chaba, F Surface water is undoubtedly one of the most precious natural resources that exist on our planet. The most unfortunate circumstances that man has ...

  8. Diseño de la Arquitectura de Información para el Producto: InfoFEU-UCLV.

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    Luis Ernesto Paz Enrique

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available La comunicación y la divulgación de información constituyen aspectos esenciales para el diseño de productos y servicios de Información. En la investigación se presenta el diseño de la arquitectura de información para la implementación del sitio Web: InfoFEU-UCLV definido como un producto de diseminación de información para la Federación Estudiantil Universitaria (FEU de la Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas (UCLV. Se establecen las pautas para la arquitectura de información referidas a los sistemas de etiquetado, organización, búsqueda y navegación; lo que posibilita que se establezcan las estructuras para la confección del sitio. Mediante la realización de un estudio de usuarios, se registran las principales demandas estudiantiles de carácter informativo, recogidas preliminarmente en el octavo congreso de la organización. Se establece una interfaz visual a través del prototipado propuesto. Se determina la documentación necesaria para satisfacer las necesidades de información de los usuarios, teniendo en cuenta para el diseño el criterio de especialistas.

  9. On assessing the robustness of an input signal optimization algorithm for damage detection: the Info-Gap Decision Theory approach

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    Stull C.J.

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The Info-Gap Decision Theory (IGDT is here adopted to assess the robust- ness of a technique aimed at identifying the optimal excitation signal within a structural health monitoring (SHM procedure. Given limited system response measurements and ever-present physical limits on the level of excitation, the ultimate goal of the mentioned technique is to improve the detectability of the damage increasing the difference between measurable outputs of the undamaged and damaged system. In particular, a 2 DOF mass-spring-damper system characterized by the presence of a nonlinear stiffness is considered. Uncertainty is introduced within the system under the form of deviations of its parameters (mass, stiffness, damping ratio… from their nominal values. Variations in the performance of the mentioned technique are then evaluated both in terms of changes in the estimated difference between the responses of the damaged and undamaged system and in terms of deviations of the identified optimal input signal from its nominal estimation. Finally, plots of the performances of the analyzed algorithm for different levels of uncertainty are obtained, showing which parameters are more sensitive to the presence of uncertainty and thus enabling a clear evaluation of its robustness.

  10. Info-gap decision theory for assessing the management of catchments for timber production and urban water supply.

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    McCarthy, Michael A; Lindenmayer, David B

    2007-04-01

    While previous studies have examined how forest management is influenced by the risk of fire, they rely on probabilistic estimates of the occurrence and impacts of fire. However, nonprobabilistic approaches are required for assessing the importance of fire risk when data are poor but risks are appreciable. We explore impacts of fire risk on forest management using as a case study a water catchment in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (southeastern Australia). In this forested area, urban water supply and timber yields from exotic plantations are potential joint but also competing land uses. Our analyses were stimulated by extensive wildfires in early 2003 that burned much of the existing exotic pine plantation estate in the water catchment and the resulting need to explore the relative economic benefits of revegetating the catchment with exotic plantations or native vegetation. The current mean fire interval in the ACT is approximately 40 years, making the establishment of a pine plantation economically marginal at a 4% discount rate. However, the relative impact on water yield of revegetation with native species and pines is very uncertain, as is the risk of fire under climate change. We use info-gap decision theory to account for these nonprobabilistic sources of uncertainty, demonstrating that the decision that is most robust to uncertainty is highly sensitive to the cost of native revegetation. If costs of native revegetation are sufficiently small, this option is more robust to uncertainty than revegetation with a commercial pine plantation.

  11. Developing a stochastic conflict resolution model for urban runoff quality management: Application of info-gap and bargaining theories

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    Ghodsi, Seyed Hamed; Kerachian, Reza; Estalaki, Siamak Malakpour; Nikoo, Mohammad Reza; Zahmatkesh, Zahra

    2016-02-01

    In this paper, two deterministic and stochastic multilateral, multi-issue, non-cooperative bargaining methodologies are proposed for urban runoff quality management. In the proposed methodologies, a calibrated Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) is used to simulate stormwater runoff quantity and quality for different urban stormwater runoff management scenarios, which have been defined considering several Low Impact Development (LID) techniques. In the deterministic methodology, the best management scenario, representing location and area of LID controls, is identified using the bargaining model. In the stochastic methodology, uncertainties of some key parameters of SWMM are analyzed using the info-gap theory. For each water quality management scenario, robustness and opportuneness criteria are determined based on utility functions of different stakeholders. Then, to find the best solution, the bargaining model is performed considering a combination of robustness and opportuneness criteria for each scenario based on utility function of each stakeholder. The results of applying the proposed methodology in the Velenjak urban watershed located in the northeastern part of Tehran, the capital city of Iran, illustrate its practical utility for conflict resolution in urban water quantity and quality management. It is shown that the solution obtained using the deterministic model cannot outperform the result of the stochastic model considering the robustness and opportuneness criteria. Therefore, it can be concluded that the stochastic model, which incorporates the main uncertainties, could provide more reliable results.

  12. Reestruturação produtiva no setor bancário brasileiro e sofrimento dos caixas executivos: um estudo de caso Restructuring in the work of Brazilian banks and the consequences on the psyche of their workers

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    Álvaro Roberto Crespo Merlo

    2002-06-01

    , replaced workforce for computerizing systems which allow the treatment of data using less workers. These changes have not occured without consequences for the workers. These people have had to adapt themselves to the new situation, to the increase of pressure of work, of the exposure to risks and, to the end of job stability. Based on a research carried out with cashiers from a bank, an analysis of the repercussion of those changes for the workers' psyche was done with particular attention to the ways of the mobilization of intelligence and of their personality in the work and in the use of collective strategies of defence to fight the suffering. In order to carry out the research and to analyse the data, we have used the theoretical and methodological approaches of the Psychodynamics of Work, a subject which studies in which situations the conditions of the organisations determine the direction and the subjective mobilization in the work as well as the consequences of those conditions on the workers' health.

  13. HELTH INFO SANTÉ - REMINDER

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    2000-01-01

    Information from the CHIS Board and the Personnel Division:Going to hospital?Private room or public ward: Careful!Depending on whether you choose a private or semi-private room or a public ward, the cost of a lengthy stay in hospital can change dramatically.First remember that for treatment in hospital, as opposed to outpatient treatment, the cost i.e. board and lodging and care, are reimbursed at 100% in the public ward. The same treatment in a private or semi-private room is reimbursed at 90%. Before deciding which category you want, you should try to estimate the cost you are letting yourself in for. One essential point to bear in mind is that the limit of CHF 69,862. -, which appears on the benefits flyer for 2000 in front of lines 1 to 5, does not apply to treatment in hospital as an in-patient.In the public ward that does not matter since 100% of the costs are reimbursed. But in a private or semi-private room - particularly for lengthy stays requiring a lot of care (resuscitation, intensive care) the 10...

  14. HEALTH INFO SANTÉ

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    Information from the CHIS Board and the Personnel Division:Differences in doctors' fees in GenevaOur health insurance system falls into the 'private' category and fees for the same medical treatment from different doctors can vary enormously. However, over the last few months, information has been compiled which will be a useful tool to curb rising health care costs. We urge you to use it! AUSTRIA has drawn up a table of fees charged for a whole series of standard consultations over the last few months to learn more about average rates and facilitate comparisons. The result is a list of Geneva doctors known to charge members of the CERN health insurance the same rates as their patients covered by the Geneva health funds. The list is available for consultation at the CERN AUSTRIA office or at the Social Affairs office. You will appreciate that this list cannot be published or distributed.If you would like to know if your doctor is on the list or if you are looking for a new doctor, be it a general practitioner...

  15. InfoJOR

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    2017-01-01

    Aplicació web per gestionar d'una forma integral els informes trimestrals i finals que els mestres fan a l'alumnat d'educació infantil i primària. Està programada en PHP a la banda del servidor i JavaScript a la del client, i opera sobre una base de dades MySQL. Web application for managing the trimester and final reports of infant and primary education students. It is programmed in PHP on the server side and in JavaScript on the client side, and operates on a MySQL database. Aplicación...

  16. Civil Surgeon Info

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    Department of Homeland Security — USCIS designates certain doctors (also known as civil surgeons) to perform the medical exam required for most Green Card applicants. This data set represents the...

  17. InfoSound

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    Sonnenwald, Diane H.; Gopinath, B.; Haberman, Gary O.

    1990-01-01

    The authors explore ways to enhance users' comprehension of complex applications using music and sound effects to present application-program events that are difficult to detect visually. A prototype system, Infosound, allows developers to create and store musical sequences and sound effects with...

  18. EnviroInfo 2004

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    CERN, 21, 22 & 23 October Sh@ring For its 18th meeting, the international conference dedicated to information and communication technologies (IT) applied to environmental protection and sustainable development has choosen to promote « sh@ring » as its main axis : Sharing knowledge, insisting on the necessity to promote actions of knowledge transfer in respect of the principles of sustainable development (North/South transfers, knowledge sharing, web-research promotion, private and public partnerships, ...) ; Sharing data, aiming for better tranparency of the information to the public and improving the data flow between administrations (sharing environment knowledge, health and risk hazards, ...) The 94 planned conferences will focus around topics such as health and environment, technological risks, web and information systems, new developments in the way of knowledge transfers and sharing of scientific or environmental databases. The event ...

  19. IMGT/GeneInfo: T cell receptor gamma TRG and delta TRD genes in database give access to all TR potential V(DJ recombinations

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    Jouvin-Marche Evelyne

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Adaptative immune repertoire diversity in vertebrate species is generated by recombination of variable (V, diversity (D and joining (J genes in the immunoglobulin (IG loci of B lymphocytes and in the T cell receptor (TR loci of T lymphocytes. These V-J and V-D-J gene rearrangements at the DNA level involve recombination signal sequences (RSS. Whereas many data exist, they are scattered in non specialized resources with different nomenclatures (eg. flat files and are difficult to extract. Description IMGT/GeneInfo is an online information system that provides, through a user-friendly interface, exhaustive information resulting from the complex mechanisms of T cell receptor V-J and V-D-J recombinations. T cells comprise two populations which express the αβ and γδ TR, respectively. The first version of the system dealt with the Homo sapiens and Mus musculus TRA and TRB loci whose gene rearrangements allow the synthesis of the αβ TR chains. In this paper, we present the second version of IMGT/GeneInfo where we complete the database for the Homo sapiens and Mus musculus TRG and TRD loci along with the introduction of a quality control procedure for existing and new data. We also include new functionalities to the four loci analysis, giving, to date, a very informative tool which allows to work on V(DJ genes of all TR loci in both human and mouse species. IMGT/GeneInfo provides more than 59,000 rearrangement combinations with a full gene description which is freely available at http://imgt.cines.fr/GeneInfo. Conclusion IMGT/GeneInfo allows all TR information sequences to be in the same spot, and are now available within two computer-mouse clicks. This is useful for biologists and bioinformaticians for the study of T lymphocyte V(DJ gene rearrangements and their applications in immune response analysis.

  20. Psychological adaptation in the info-communication society: The revised version of Technology-Related Psychological Consequences Questionnaire.

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    Emelin V.A.

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study is to consider technology-related changes in psychological needs and boundaries that affect one’s personal adaptation to the info-communication society, as well as how they relate to problematic or excessive technology use. Based on the psychological model of the consequences of technology use, we’ve picked two forms of technology use (one related to mobile phones and the other related to the Internet from a revised version of our Technology-Related Psychological Consequences Questionnaire. The new version includes nine questions: two assessing the excessive use of technology (the inability to resist using technology and subjective dependence, four assessing changes in psychological boundaries (boundaries extension and violation, easiness-related and opportunity-related preference for technology and the other three measuring technology-related needs (functionality, convenience and image making. In the normative sample (N=132, appropriate reliability, factor validity and convergent validity were demonstrated in comparisons to the picture measure of the technology-related boundaries change. Based on hierarchical regression and moderator analysis, it was shown that changes in psychological boundaries affect the excessive use of technology (explaining an additional 17-27% of the variance after adjusting for frequency of use and age group. The extension of boundaries and ease-of-use-related preference for mobile phones versus the Internet predicted satisfaction with life after adjusting for frequency of use, age group, inability to resist and subjective dependency respectively; however, the figures were not statistically significant. Thus, our data supports the hypothesis that there are different kinds of technology-related changes in psychological boundaries that manifest themselves in the subjective feeling of dependence on technology and the feeling that it is impossible to do without technology, which might in some cases

  1. [Glucocorticoid therapy: what is the information sought by patients? Traffic analysis of the website cortisone-info.fr].

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    Poisson, J; Six, M; Morin, C; Fardet, L

    2013-05-01

    About 1% of the general population are receiving systemic glucocorticoids. The information about this treatment sought by patients is unknown. The website www.cortisone-info.fr aims to provide therapeutic information about glucocorticoids and glucocorticoid therapy. It was posted on January 16, 2012. The information available on the website is documented and based on the recent medical literature. The website is made of 43 pages divided into five main sections (generalities about glucocorticoids, adverse events, measures associated with glucocorticoid therapy, discontinuation of glucocorticoids and, situations requiring attention). The website traffic between February 1st, 2012 and January 4, 2013 was analyzed using Google Analytics. During the study period, the website was visited by 67,496 people (average number of visitors per day: 33 in February 2012, 326 in December 2012). The number of page views was 230,496 or an average of 3.5 pages per visitor. Of these 230,496 page views, 145,431 (63.1%) were related to adverse events and 37,722 (16.4%) were related to generalities about glucocorticoids (e.g., what is cortisone? For which disease? How does it work?). Information particularly sought by visitors was related to the diet to follow during glucocorticoid therapy (page accessed 11,946 times), data about what cortisone is (page accessed 11,829 times) and the effects of glucocorticoids on weight (page accessed 10,442 times). Knowledge of glucocorticoid-treated patients' expectations may help physicians to optimize information they give, thereby helping to reduce patients' concerns about glucocorticoids and to improve adherence to the treatment. Copyright © 2013 Société nationale française de médecine interne (SNFMI). Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

  2. Corpo e psique: da dissociação à unificação - algumas implicações na prática pedagógica Body and psyche: from dissociation to unification - implications for pedagogical practice

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    Lucia Helena Pena Pereira

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem por objetivo analisar a unicidade corpo/psique e os bloqueios de expressão pessoal, provenientes da dissociação dessas dimensões, que dificultam as atividades profissionais e a própria vida. A formação do professor exige mais que a aquisição de conteúdos e técnicas de ensino. Transformações mais profundas na prática pedagógica implicam uma mudança de atitude dos educadores, uma nova postura diante da vida e da educação, não apenas uma mudança cognitiva com a aquisição de conhecimentos, mas também mudanças emocional, corporal e espiritual, uma aprendizagem da integração das várias dimensões do ser humano. É necessário saber como superar ou minimizar bloqueios que a vida exigiu como proteção como nos mostram os estudos de Wilhelm Reich e alguns de seus continuadores - Alexander Lowen, Stanley Keleman e David Boadella -, que dão fundamentação teórica a esta pesquisa. É preciso saber como criar possibilidades de transformar padrões que são adquiridos pela formação acadêmica e que acabam por se cristalizar como evidenciam estudos pedagógicos aqui considerados. Uma das formas viáveis para tal são as atividades expressivas, dentre elas as atividades lúdicas e de arte-educação. As relações se constituem no ambiente social, o processo de crescimento se dá no contato com o outro, na percepção das diferenças, na aceitação da multiplicidade de pensamentos, na avaliação de seu próprio fazer. As teorias aqui consideradas são significativas para os estudos na área da Educação na medida em que apontam possibilidades de um novo olhar para a prática de sala de aula e as relações que nela se estabelecem.The objective of this work is to analyze the body/psyche unity and the hindrance to personal expression that arises from the dissociation of these two dimensions, complicating professional activities and life itself. The education of a teacher requires more than just the acquisition

  3. Development of E-info gene(ca): a website providing computer-tailored information and question prompt prior to breast cancer genetic counseling.

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    Albada, Akke; van Dulmen, Sandra; Otten, Roel; Bensing, Jozien M; Ausems, Margreet G E M

    2009-08-01

    This article describes the stepwise development of the website 'E-info gene(ca)'. The website provides counselees in breast cancer genetic counseling with computer-tailored information and a question prompt prior to their first consultation. Counselees generally do not know what to expect from genetic counseling and they tend to have a passive role, receiving large amounts of relatively standard information. Using the "intervention mapping approach," we developed E-info gene(ca) aiming to enhance counselees' realistic expectations and participation during genetic counseling. The information on this website is tailored to counselees' individual situation (e.g., the counselee's age and cancer history). The website covers the topics of the genetic counseling process, breast cancer risk, meaning of being a carrier of a cancer gene mutation, emotional consequences and hereditary breast cancer. Finally, a question prompt encourages counselees to prepare questions for their genetic counseling visit.

  4. CES4Health.info: an online tool for peer reviewed publication and dissemination of diverse products of community-engaged scholarship.

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    Jordan, Catherine; Seifer, Sarena D; Gelmon, Sherril B; Ryan, Katharine; McGinley, Piper

    2011-01-01

    Community-engaged scholarship (CES)-research, teaching, programmatic and other scholarly activities conducted through partnerships between academic and community partners-may result in innovative applied products such as manuals, policy briefs, curricula, videos, toolkits, and websites. Without accepted mechanisms for peer-reviewed publication and dissemination, these products often do not "count" toward faculty promotion and tenure (P&T) and have limited opportunities for broad impact. This paper reports on CES4Health.info, a unique online tool for peer-reviewed publication and dissemination of products of CES in forms other than journal articles. In its first year, CES4Health.info has published 24 products and documented the satisfaction of users, authors, and reviewers.

  5. Victims of crime, with special emphasis on victims of work abuse and domestic violence: Analysis of the service VDS info and victim support for 2009

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    Radaković Danica

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to present the work of the VDS info and victim support service for the period January 1st 2009 - December 31st 2009. It contains the data about victims, type and quality of assistance and support provided by the Service, and also about institutions and organizations the victims contacted before or after contacting the Service and their satisfaction with the help they received.

  6. workshop 28-30 June 2010 at Sonnerupgaard and in the Land of Legends, Denmark. Communicating Culture. Workshop Info 2, 2010, 4-6

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    Karg, Sabine

    2010-01-01

    Karg, S. New projects within the FLAX Network. In: Karg S. (ed.) Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) - a natural resource for food and textiles for 8000 years. Cross-disciplinary investigations on the evolution and cultural history of flax and linen. Programme and abstracts of the second workshop 28-30......-30 June 2010 at Sonnerupgaard and in the Land of Legends, Denmark. Communicating Culture. Workshop Info 2, 2010, 4-6...

  7. Indexing of randomised controlled trials of physiotherapy interventions: a comparison of AMED, CENTRAL, CINAHL, EMBASE, hooked on evidence, PEDro, PsycINFO and PubMed.

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    Moseley, Anne M; Sherrington, Catherine; Elkins, Mark R; Herbert, Robert D; Maher, Christopher G

    2009-09-01

    To compare the comprehensiveness of indexing the reports of randomised controlled trials of physiotherapy interventions by eight bibliographic databases (AMED, CENTRAL, CINAHL, EMBASE, Hooked on Evidence, PEDro, PsycINFO and PubMed). Audit of bibliographic databases. Two hundred and eighty-one reports of randomised controlled trials of physiotherapy interventions were identified by screening the reference lists of 30 relevant systematic reviews published in four consecutive issues of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Issue 3, 2007 to Issue 2, 2008). AMED, CENTRAL, CINAHL, EMBASE, Hooked on Evidence, PEDro, PsycINFO and PubMed were used to search for the trial reports. The number of trial reports indexed in each database was calculated. PEDro indexed 99% of the trial reports, CENTRAL indexed 98%, PubMed indexed 91%, EMBASE indexed 82%, CINAHL indexed 61%, Hooked on Evidence indexed 40%, AMED indexed 36% and PsycINFO indexed 17%. Most trial reports (92%) were indexed on four or more of the databases. One trial report was indexed on a single database (PEDro). Of the eight bibliographic databases examined, PEDro and CENTRAL provide the most comprehensive indexing of reports of randomised trials of physiotherapy interventions.

  8. PUBATHG - ArcInfo GRID format of the 2001 multibeam echo-sounder data collected in the Puyallup River delta, Puget Sound (Tacoma), Washington from Field Activity: R-1-01-WA

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — ArcInfo GRID format bathymetry data generated from the 2001 multibeam sonar survey the major deltas of southern Puget Sound (Tacoma), WA., including Nisqually,...

  9. NIBATHG - ArcInfo GRID format of the 2001 multibeam echo-sounder data collected in the Nisqually Delta, Puget Sound, Washington from Field Activity: R-1-01-WA

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — ArcInfo GRID format bathymetry data generated from the 2001 multibeam sonar survey the major deltas of southern Puget Sound, WA., including Nisqually, Puyallup, and...

  10. B.E.A.R. GeneInfo: A tool for identifying gene-related biomedical publications through user modifiable queries

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    Zhou Guohui

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Once specific genes are identified through high throughput genomics technologies there is a need to sort the final gene list to a manageable size for validation studies. The triaging and sorting of genes often relies on the use of supplemental information related to gene structure, metabolic pathways, and chromosomal location. Yet in disease states where the genes may not have identifiable structural elements, poorly defined metabolic pathways, or limited chromosomal data, flexible systems for obtaining additional data are necessary. In these situations having a tool for searching the biomedical literature using the list of identified genes while simultaneously defining additional search terms would be useful. Results We have built a tool, BEAR GeneInfo, that allows flexible searches based on the investigators knowledge of the biological process, thus allowing for data mining that is specific to the scientist's strengths and interests. This tool allows a user to upload a series of GenBank accession numbers, Unigene Ids, Locuslink Ids, or gene names. BEAR GeneInfo takes these IDs and identifies the associated gene names, and uses the lists of gene names to query PubMed. The investigator can add additional modifying search terms to the query. The subsequent output provides a list of publications, along with the associated reference hyperlinks, for reviewing the identified articles for relevance and interest. An example of the use of this tool in the study of human prostate cancer cells treated with Selenium is presented. Conclusions This tool can be used to further define a list of genes that have been identified through genomic or genetic studies. Through the use of targeted searches with additional search terms the investigator can limit the list to genes that match their specific research interests or needs. The tool is freely available on the web at http://prostategenomics.org1, and the authors will provide scripts and

  11. Study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial evaluating efficacy of a smoking cessation e-‘Tabac Info Service’: ee-TIS trial

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    Cambon, L; Bergman, P; Le Faou, Al; Vincent, I; Le Maitre, B; Pasquereau, A; Arwidson, P; Thomas, D; Alla, F

    2017-01-01

    Introduction A French national smoking cessation service, Tabac Info Service, has been developed to provide an adapted quitline and a web and mobile application involving personalised contacts (eg, questionnaires, advice, activities, messages) to support smoking cessation. This paper presents the study protocol of the evaluation of the application (e-intervention Tabac Info Service (e-TIS)). The primary objective is to assess the efficacy of e-TIS. The secondary objectives are to (1) describe efficacy variations with regard to users' characteristics, (2) analyse mechanisms and contextual conditions of e-TIS efficacy. Methods and analyses The study design is a two-arm pragmatic randomised controlled trial including a process evaluation with at least 3000 participants randomised to the intervention or to the control arm (current practices). Inclusion criteria are: aged 18 years or over, current smoker, having completed the online consent forms, possessing a mobile phone with android or apple systems and using mobile applications, wanting to stop smoking sooner or later. The primary outcome is the point prevalence abstinence of 7 days at 6 months later. Data will be analysed in intention to treat (primary) and per protocol analyses. A logistic regression will be carried out to estimate an OR (95% CI) for efficacy. A multivariate multilevel analysis will explore the influence on results of patients' characteristics (sex, age, education and socioprofessional levels, dependency, motivation, quit experiences) and contextual factors, conditions of use, behaviour change techniques. Ethics and dissemination The study protocol was reviewed by the ethical and deontological institutional review board of the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance on 18 April 2016. The findings of this study will allow us to characterise the efficacy of e-TIS and conditions of its efficacy. These findings will be disseminated through peer-reviewed articles. Trial registration

  12. Study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial evaluating efficacy of a smoking cessation e-'Tabac Info Service': ee-TIS trial.

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    Cambon, L; Bergman, P; Le Faou, Al; Vincent, I; Le Maitre, B; Pasquereau, A; Arwidson, P; Thomas, D; Alla, F

    2017-02-24

    A French national smoking cessation service, Tabac Info Service, has been developed to provide an adapted quitline and a web and mobile application involving personalised contacts (eg, questionnaires, advice, activities, messages) to support smoking cessation. This paper presents the study protocol of the evaluation of the application (e-intervention Tabac Info Service (e-TIS)). The primary objective is to assess the efficacy of e-TIS. The secondary objectives are to (1) describe efficacy variations with regard to users' characteristics, (2) analyse mechanisms and contextual conditions of e-TIS efficacy. The study design is a two-arm pragmatic randomised controlled trial including a process evaluation with at least 3000 participants randomised to the intervention or to the control arm (current practices). Inclusion criteria are: aged 18 years or over, current smoker, having completed the online consent forms, possessing a mobile phone with android or apple systems and using mobile applications, wanting to stop smoking sooner or later. The primary outcome is the point prevalence abstinence of 7 days at 6 months later. Data will be analysed in intention to treat (primary) and per protocol analyses. A logistic regression will be carried out to estimate an OR (95% CI) for efficacy. A multivariate multilevel analysis will explore the influence on results of patients' characteristics (sex, age, education and socioprofessional levels, dependency, motivation, quit experiences) and contextual factors, conditions of use, behaviour change techniques. The study protocol was reviewed by the ethical and deontological institutional review board of the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance on 18 April 2016. The findings of this study will allow us to characterise the efficacy of e-TIS and conditions of its efficacy. These findings will be disseminated through peer-reviewed articles. NCT02841683; Pre-results. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For

  13. InfoDOMAIN. Fall 2011

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    2011-09-01

    phones and limited laptop use. There were restrooms with latrine style toilets only. The kitchen consisted of a propane stove, a few shelves and...Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican , Puerto Rican, Cuban or "other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino". More than 35 million people identified... Mexican American Engineers and Scientists, Inc., (MAES) Symposium Hispanic Engineer National Achievements Awards Corporation (HENAAC) Conference

  14. Info- ili reformatsija / Julia Rodina

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    Rodina, Julia

    2007-01-01

    Haridusministeerium on vastu, et poliitikud külastavad koole. Riigikogu liikme Tatjana Muravjova sõnul ta ei tegele koolis agitatsiooniga, vaid poliitilise selgitustööga. Parlamendiliikmete Mailis Repsi ja Peeter Kreitzbergi selgitusi

  15. The English Language and the Human-Psyche Trafficking: A ...

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    Portuguese adventurers had contact with Nigeria in the fifteenth century. This contact initiated diplomatic relationship with the Oba of Benin and Portugal. In keeping with the spirit of this relationship, the Oba sent a son of his to be educated in Portuguese ways. Thus, Portuguese is the first foreign language learned and.

  16. Engaging space: extraterrestrial architecture and the human psyche.

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    Sequin, Angel Marie

    2005-01-01

    The human fascination with exploring and inhabiting the space that lies beyond Earth's atmosphere continues to grow. Nevertheless, 40 years of experience to date have clearly established that humans in outer space routinely suffer significant psychological impairment arising from their stressful extraterrestrial living conditions. This paper explores those extraterrestrial conditions through the interactions between the extraordinarily harsh environment of outer space, the sensations that humans encounter in space, and the qualities of a habitat that physically interposes itself between the two. The objective of this paper is to develop a habitat that expresses the extraterrestrial condition while supporting the mental health of its inhabitants, so as to augment the success of prolonged extraterrestrial residence and interplanetary travel. c2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. The English Language and the Human-Psyche Trafficking: A ...

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    The English language, invading Africa, is changing Africa's world-views, wrecking cultural perspectives and gradually overpowering many languages. This bare-faced blow on indigenous languages, pivotal channels for cultural transmission and retention, has made many start thinking in English, acting out English culture, ...

  18. [Between psyche and brain : State of the art in psychiatry].

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    Fuchs, T

    2017-05-01

    Since its development around 1800 psychiatry has been oscillating between the poles of the sciences and the humanities, being directed towards subjective experience on the one hand and towards the neural substrate on the other hand. Today, this dualism seems to have been overcome by a naturalism, which identifies subjective experience with neural processes, according to Griesinger's frequently quoted statement "mental diseases are brain diseases". The progress achieved by the neurobiological paradigm on the level of a fundamental science is in contrast to the tendency to isolate mental illnesses from the patients' social relationships and to neglect subjectivity and intersubjectivity in their explanation. What should be searched for is therefore an overarching paradigm that is able to establish psychiatry as a relational medicine in an encompassing sense: as a science and practice of biological, psychological and social relationships and their disorders. Within such a paradigm, the brain may be understood and investigated as the central "relational organ" without reductionist constrictions.

  19. Jung's "Psychology with the Psyche" and the Behavioral Sciences.

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    Jones, Raya A

    2013-09-01

    The behavioral sciences and Jung's analytical psychology are set apart by virtue of their respective histories, epistemologies, and definitions of subject matter. This brief paper identifies Jung's scientific stance, notes perceptions of Jung and obstacles for bringing his system of thought into the fold of the behavioral sciences. The impact of the "science versus art" debate on Jung's stance is considered with attention to its unfolding in the fin de siècle era.

  20. Dietary and psych predictors of weight loss after gastric bypass.

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    Fox, Benjamin; Chen, Ellie; Suzo, Andrew; Jolles, Sally; Greenberg, Jacob A; Campos, Guilherme M; Voils, Corrine I; Funk, Luke M

    2015-08-01

    Identifying severely obese patients who will succeed after bariatric surgery remains challenging. Although numerous studies have attempted to identify preoperative patient characteristics associated with weight loss, the roles of many dietary and psychological characteristics are unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine preoperative dietary and psychological predictors of successful weight loss after bariatric surgery. This retrospective cohort study included all patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass from September 2011-June 2013 at a single institution (n = 124). Patient demographics, comorbidities, dietary and psychological factors, and weight loss outcomes were extracted from the electronic medical record. Bivariate associations between these factors and successful weight loss (≥50% excess body weight) were examined. Factors significant at P ≤ 0.1 were included in a multivariate logistic regression model. On bivariate analysis, absence of either type 2 diabetes or hypertension, preoperative weight 50 lbs, no previous purging or family history of obesity, and no soda consumption preoperatively were associated with successful weight loss (P 50 lbs (OR, 0.12 [95% CI, 0.04-0.43]), and decreasing soda consumption by >50% (OR, 0.27 [95% CI, 0.08-0.99]). Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, significant previous weight loss, and poor soda consumption habits are more likely to experience suboptimal weight loss after bariatric surgery. Additional preoperative counseling and close postoperative follow-up is warranted for these patients. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Reparative therapy: the adolescent, the psych nurse, and the issues.

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    Hein, Laura C; Matthews, Alicia K

    2010-02-01

    Reparative therapy aims to modify the sexual orientation of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people into that of heterosexuals. Although denounced as harmful by most professional organizations, these treatments continue-youth may be particularly vulnerable to the negative consequences. The purpose of this article is to discuss reparative therapies, the potential harm LGB youth may experience, clinical and practice issues for psychiatric nurses, and the ethical issues surrounding nurse involvement in reparative therapy. Reparative therapy for adolescents raises important clinical and ethical issues for psychiatric nursing. Further discussion of nurse involvement in these treatments is needed.

  2. Engaging space: extraterrestrial architecture and the human psyche

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    Marie Seguin, Angel

    2005-05-01

    The human fascination with exploring and inhabiting the space that lies beyond Earth's atmosphere continues to grow. Nevertheless, 40 years of experience to date have clearly established that humans in outer space routinely suffer significant psychological impairment arising from their stressful extraterrestrial living conditions. This paper explores those extraterrestrial conditions through the interactions between the extraordinarily harsh environment of outer space, the sensations that humans encounter in space, and the qualities of a habitat that physically interposes itself between the two. The objective of this paper is to develop a habitat that expresses the extraterrestrial condition while supporting the mental health of its inhabitants, so as to augment the success of prolonged extraterrestrial residence and interplanetary travel.

  3. Meditation, Mindfulness, Psyche and Soma: Eastern, Western Perspectives

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    Singla, Rashmi; Jordanov, Daniel; Autrup, Mads

    This presentation focuses on the genesis of meditation and mindfulness in the East for comprehension of these phenomena, which are increasingly applied and adapted in the current Western context. Their very origin from the East, particularly Buddhism and Yoga practices, directs our attention...... to the three major assumptions about human nature; the monoism between mind and body, the centrality of consciousness and meditation as a part of daily conduct. The mainstream Western understandings promoting the body-mind dualism are challenged by invoking the bodily experiences and consciousness emphasising...... is perceived as a way of resisting dualisms and binaries regarding psychological, physical, social and spiritual realities. We conclude that without a holistic, integrated understanding of the basic principles and assumptions in which meditation and mindfulness are embedded, there is a risk for these phenomena...

  4. Psyche/Logos: Mapping the Terrains of Mind and Rhetoric.

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    Baumlin, James S.; Baumlin, Tita French

    1989-01-01

    Discusses rhetoric as mirroring psychology. Examines Aristotle's three "pisteis"--the pathetic, logical, and ethical proofs, paralleling them to Freud's id, ego, and super-ego. Explores an adequate feminine psychology and a corresponding rhetoric. Outlines two models of persuasive discourse, the rational world paradigm and the narrative…

  5. Pharmacotherapy for Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis: Results From an NTM Info & Research Patient Survey and the Bronchiectasis and NTM Research Registry.

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    Henkle, Emily; Aksamit, Timothy R; Barker, Alan F; Curtis, Jeffrey R; Daley, Charles L; Anne Daniels, M Leigh; DiMango, Angela; Eden, Edward; Fennelly, Kevin; Griffith, David E; Johnson, Margaret; Knowles, Michael R; Leitman, Amy; Leitman, Philip; Malanga, Elisha; Metersky, Mark L; Noone, Peadar G; O'Donnell, Anne E; Olivier, Kenneth N; Prieto, Delia; Salathe, Matthias; Thomashow, Byron; Tino, Gregory; Turino, Gerard; Wisclenny, Susan; Winthrop, Kevin L

    2017-12-01

    Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis ("bronchiectasis") is a chronic inflammatory lung disease often associated with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection. Very little data exist to guide bronchiectasis management decisions. We sought to describe patterns of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and antibiotic therapy in the United States. We invited 2,000 patients through NTM Info & Research (NTMir) to complete an anonymous electronic survey. We separately queried baseline clinical and laboratory data from the US Bronchiectasis and NTM Research Registry (BRR). Among 511 NTMir survey responders with bronchiectasis, whose median age was 67 years, 85 (17%) reported asthma and 99 (19%) reported COPD. History of ICS use was reported by 282 (55%), 171 (61%) of whom were treated 1 year or longer, and 150 (53%) were currently taking ICSs. Fewer reported ever taking azithromycin for non-NTM bronchiectasis (203 responders [40%]) or inhaled tobramycin (78 responders [15%]). The median age of 1,912 BRR patients was 69 years; 528 (28%) had asthma and 360 (19%) had COPD. Among 740 patients (42%) without NTM, 314 were taking ICSs at baseline. Among patients without NTM who were taking ICSs, only 178 (57%) had a concurrent diagnosis of COPD or asthma that could explain ICS use. Fewer were taking suppressive macrolides (96 patients [13%]), and of the 70 patients (10%) taking inhaled suppressive antibiotics, 48 (68%) had chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. ICS use was common in two national samples of patients with bronchiectasis, with relatively few patients taking suppressive antibiotic therapies. Further research is needed to clarify the safety and effectiveness of these therapies in patients with bronchiectasis. Copyright © 2017 American College of Chest Physicians. All rights reserved.

  6. Perfil do bibliotecário universitário: uma abordagem contemporânea sob a ótica das iniciativas formadoras de Competência em Informação (CoInfo)

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    Santos, Rafael Barcelos

    2017-01-01

    This research approaches the profile of the university librarian in forming initiatives for Information Literacy (CoInfo), based on the three dimensions of Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes. Through literature review, shows the transformation of the concept of Information Literacy over the decades of its emergence and actual perspectives of the theme for the information society, including a bibliometric study about the dynamic of terms used to represent the Movement of Information Literacy in B...

  7. AnatomicalTerms.info: heading for an online solution to the anatomical synonym problem hurdles in data-reuse from the Terminologia Anatomica and the foundational model of anatomy and potentials for future development.

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    Gobée, O Paul; Jansma, Daniël; DeRuiter, Marco C

    2011-10-01

    The many synonyms for anatomical structures confuse medical students and complicate medical communication. Easily accessible translations would alleviate this problem. None of the presently available resources-Terminologia Anatomica (TA), digital terminologies such as the Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA), and websites-are fully satisfactory to this aim. Internet technologies offer new possibilities to solve the problem. Several authors have called for an online TA. An online translation resource should be easily accessible, user-friendly, comprehensive, expandable, and its quality determinable. As first step towards this goal, we built a translation website that we named www.AnatomicalTerms.info, based on the database of the FMA. It translates between English, Latin, eponyms, and to a lesser extent other languages, and presently contains over 31,000 terms for 7,250 structures, covering 95% of TA. In addition, it automatically presents searches for images, documents and anatomical variations regarding the sought structure. Several terminological and conceptual issues were encountered in transferring data from TA and FMA into AnatomicalTerms.info, resultant from these resources' different set-ups (paper versus digital) and targets (machine versus human-user). To the best of our knowledge, AnatomicalTerms.info is unique in its combination of user-friendliness and comprehensiveness. As next step, wiki-like expandability will be added to enable open contribution of clinical synonyms and terms in different languages. Specific quality measures will be taken to strike a balance between open contribution and quality assurance. AnatomicalTerms.info's mechanism that "translates" terms to structures furthermore may enhance targeted searching by linking images, descriptions, and other anatomical resources to the structures. Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  8. Effectiveness of computerized clinical decision support systems for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care: a systematic review

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    Fathima, Mariam; Peiris, David; Naik-Panvelkar, Pradnya; Saini, Bandana; Armour, Carol Lyn

    2014-01-01

    ...) in the care of people with asthma and COPD. Randomized controlled trials published between 2003 and 2013 were searched using multiple electronic databases Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, IPA, Informit, PsychINFO, Compendex, and Cochrane Clinical...

  9. Contours, 2ft Contour Information in AutoCAD & ArcInfo formats. AutoCAD contains cut line information. NAD83, Nevada State Plane, West Zone, US Foot. Broken into Township, Range, and Section Grids, Published in 2006, City of Carson City Government.

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    NSGIC Local Govt | GIS Inventory — Contours dataset current as of 2006. 2ft Contour Information in AutoCAD & ArcInfo formats. AutoCAD contains cut line information. NAD83, Nevada State Plane, West...

  10. Parcels and Land Ownership, Derived from countywide parcel cover (scparcel) and CAMA.dat info table. Primary attributes include Parcel IDS (Control, Key, and PIN), calculated acreage, Appraiser's most recent landcover assessment year, and Appraiser's property ownership and value., Published in 2008, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Sedgwick County Government.

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    NSGIC Local Govt | GIS Inventory — Parcels and Land Ownership dataset current as of 2008. Derived from countywide parcel cover (scparcel) and CAMA.dat info table. Primary attributes include Parcel IDS...

  11. Infotecnología y gestión de la información en la carrera de economía Info-technology and information management in Economic major

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    Milagros Rodríguez Andino

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper describes the competency-based education of students of economics in new technologies assisted information management. After identifying students’ difficulties in information management and the shortcomings of the teaching-learning process, the authors designed a model for info-technology assisted information management competency-based training. The model is described as a system of relations explaining the interactive dynamics of the processes of assessing orientation, instrumental appropriation, informational and information technology knowledge in appraising performance. This theoretical framework provides the foundations of a didactic strategy fostering students’ performance at academic, professional and social environment. The findings derive from the application of methods of scientific research. The potentials of the cultural, economic and professional developmental strategy were experimentally tested. .

  12. Info Source | IDRC - International Development Research Centre

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    The International Development Research Centre's mandate is to "initiate, encourage, support and conduct research into the problems of the developing regions of the ... officer and a member of the Board, the President manages and directs the work and staff of IDRC with the support of the Centre Management Committee.

  13. Fall 2016 Solicitation Projects Website Info

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    Diachin, L. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-03-30

    Spark-ignition engines are the backbone behind people transportation around the world. The efficiency of spark-ignition engines is limited in practice by variations between engine cycles and cylinders within an engine that result from the manufacturing processes/tolerances. These variations impact knock limits and dilution tolerance, which results in more conservative settings for design and calibration settings, such as compression ratio, valve timing, and exhaust gas recirculation rates. Engine variations also have a significant impact on emissions generation, which can have a secondary impact on efficiency. A deeper understanding of the relative importance of these variations and their interactions on the charge preparation process can guide future decisions on machining tolerances and control strategies. This project will develop simulation tools and methodology to include the effects of some key manufacturing tolerances and their impact on engine performance and emissions.

  14. How to Find Reliable ENT Info

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    ... may exist. What Are Some Credible Sources Of Otolaryngology (ear, nose, & throat) Information On The Internet? There are many websites that contain educational materials about otolaryngology disorders. Here is a list of some very ...

  15. Transport telematics, tolling and info systems

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    1995-10-03

    This online document is the full text of the speech delivered by John Dawson, Group Public Affairs Director, The Automobile Association (AA), at the Waldorf Hotel, London, on October 3, 1995. It focuses on intelligent transportation systems, ITS, for...

  16. Info lit 2 .0 or Deja Vu?

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    Patricia Anne Iannuzzi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In 1999, ACRL convened a national task force to draft Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. ACRL has recently launched a revision to those standards. The original standards were influential because they helped advance a national need in higher education at the time: a shift to outcomes based learning. Fourteen years later, information literacy stands alongside oral and written communication, critical thinking and ethical reasoning as learning outcomes broadly acknowledged as needing to be integrated, with disciplinary content, into the curriculum. This author believes that, in contrast to the first process, the current recommendations for revision are focused on the wrong question and include the wrong people to address it. The point isn't to further define, redefine and write more, less or different learning outcomes. The challenge now is to move ahead and address the current concerns of education reform: vertical integration with disciplinary knowledge, curriculum mapping, and assessment. There are a host of challenges and libraries and librarians are perfectly poised to help.

  17. Development of the Integrated Info Tech System

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    solution with the three cochlear implant manufacturers within the United States. The manufacturers are Cochlear Americas, Advanced Bionics , and Med-El... Bionics , and Med-EL, and obtained their participation in the project.  Acquired letters of intent to participate from the manufactures.  Evaluated...electrical and for the computer. 3. Flexible plastic/nylon tarp to remove light from entering area. 4. Signage to identify area or table e.g. Eye Screening

  18. Infoética, Ciberespacio y Derecho

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    M.Sc. Yarina Amoroso Fernández

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The law through legal and other forms of regulation establishes the order and how to resolve conflicts peacefully, indicating objectives and how to get them in space and time. The information space is part of that reality, the existence of the digital information changes manners and customs and opens new scenarios in which behaviors develop. The Infoethics helps to identify the values that are taxed to preserve human dignity in Cyberspace. Infoethics is estimated to be the preferred method to define the objectives and how to achieve them. The Infoethics should be the basis for the gestation of the Model Law Society.

  19. Management Information Systems in Info-Documentation

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    Conf. univ. Agnes Erich

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available All civilizations used knowledge formally and informally in economic growth and in socialdevelopment. In today’'s knowledge age intellect and creative, innovative and inventive ideas have been recognizedand leveraged to become a primary source of advantage and wealth.Essence of this emphasis on knowledge lies in the management of information. The Information CommunicationTechnology (ICT revolution at the end of 20th century has revamped the ways in which informationcan be created, harvested, assembled, combined, manipulated, enhanced and channeled. This hasincreased the efficiency and effectiveness of using knowledge for economic growth and development to theextent that it is becoming the leading factor for adding value and for wealth creation in the market economy.All aspects of human lives have been profoundly affected, be it agriculture, health or environment. Legalissues of protection of information of bio-diversity and genetic pool, intellectual property and indigenousknowledge are major concerns today.

  20. RFID- Application in Info-Documentary Systems

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    Repanovici, Angela; Cristea, Luciana

    2011-01-01

    The automatization process in all industrial and social fields requires large amounts of data processing. Data Acquisition and Control Solutions can be improved by collecting and processing data in real-time without human involvement through Automatic Identification or Auto ID. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID - Radio Frequency Identification) or proximity is the latest and most advanced method automatic data collection technology, gaining a wide acceptance as people understand and use...

  1. RadiologyInfo: Glossary of Terms

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    ... reopening of a blood vessel; may involve balloon dilation, mechanical stripping of the inside of the blood ... lower right portion of the abdomen. At this time, the role the appendix plays in the human ...

  2. INFO kort om ulykkesrisici og sikkerhedsbarrierer

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    Jørgensen, Kirsten

    Denne rapport indeholder en gennemgang af de væsentligste risici, som fører til ulykker. For hver risici er det angivet de væsentligste generiske sikkerhedsbarrierer, både med hensyn til hvad man skal observere, hvad man skal vurdere og hvilke handlinger, der bør ske som følge heraf....

  3. Data Smog: Surviving the Info Glut.

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    Shenk, David

    1997-01-01

    While the ability to churn out information has exceeded our ability to process it, the goal of the information industry is to convince us that whatever we have is not enough. This article examines the drawbacks of the information age (including "data smog" and "information anxiety") and makes suggestions for limiting exposure…

  4. RadiologyInfo: Glossary of Terms

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    ... antibiotics A class of medications used to treat bacterial infections by killing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria. antibodies Substances that neutralize body toxins and bacteria. anticoagulant therapy The use of anticoagulant ...

  5. EnviroInfo 2004 - French version only

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    2004-01-01

    http://www.cern.ch/cern50/ CERN, 21, 22 et 23 octobre Sh@ring Pour sa 18e édition, la Conférence internationale sur les nouvelles technologies de l'information appliquée à la protection de l'environnement et au développement durable a choisi de privilégier le thème du partage : le partage technologique, en insistant sur la nécessité de promouvoir les actions de transfert technologique dans l'esprit du respect des principes de développement durable (transfert Nord/Sud, transfert de connaissances, valorisation de la recherche sur le Web, partenariat privé-public,...) ; le partage des données, dans l'esprit d'une plus grande transparence de l'information publique et de l'amélioration des flux d'information entre les différentes administrations (Partage des connaissances environnementales, santé et risques environnementaux, ...). Les présentations s'arti...

  6. Le contrat documentaire chez Michael Moore : de l'info-argument vers l'info-tainment

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    2015-01-01

    Michael Moore is a cultural icon in the United States. The mere mention of his name evokes polemics, political protest but also blockbuster documentary films (The Academy award winning Bowling For Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes). The six films of this corpus—Roger & Me (1989), The Big One (1998), Bowling For Columbine (2002), Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), Sicko (2007) and Captain Mike Across America (Slacker Uprising) (2008)—, are problematic in three ways: the dis...

  7. Surgery for the psyche: a longitudinal study of women undergoing reduction mammoplasty.

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    Hollyman, J A; Lacey, J H; Whitfield, P J; Wilson, J S

    1986-04-01

    This study suggests that surgery is effective in relieving the psychological distress of women requesting reduction mammoplasty for minimal deformity. Eleven young women who applied for operation on the NHS completed measures of psychoneurosis, mood, self-esteem and body perception. Prior to operation they had a distorted body image, low self-esteem and abnormal psychoneurotic profiles. Following surgery body image returned to a normal range; their self-confidence, and view of their femininity and sexual attractiveness were also enhanced. Improvement was maintained during 6 months of follow-up. These results have implications for the NHS provision of cosmetic surgery for such patients.

  8. Opera, Byron, and a South African Psyche in JM Coetzee's Disgrace

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    At the close of Coetzee's novel Disgrace, Professor David Lurie retreats into a state of alienation. He chooses both a physical and psychic reality removed from a functioning democratic South Africa. In this state he attempts to compose an opera on Lord Byron and Teresa Guiccioli, which becomes representative on many ...

  9. The Self-Organizing Psyche: Nonlinear and Neurobiological Contributions to Psychoanalysis

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    Stein, A. H.

    Sigmund Freud attempted to align nineteenth century biology (and the dynamically conservative, continuous, Newtonian mechanics that underlie it) with discontinuous conscious experience. His tactics both set the future course for psychoanalytic development and introduced seemingly intractable complications into its metapsychology. In large part, these arose from what we now recognize were biological errors and dynamical oversimplifications amid his physical assumptions. Their correction, brought about by integrating nonlinear dynamics and neuro-biological research findings with W. Bion's reading of metapsychology, fundamentally supports a psychoanalysis based upon D. W. Winnicott's ideas surrounding play within transitional space.

  10. Psyche, soma, and science studies: new directions in the sociology of mental health and illness.

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    Pickersgill, Martyn D

    2010-08-01

    With the expanding scope of scientific and technological discourse within psychiatry, social scientists need new theoretical tools to grapple with the complex links between psychiatry, science and society. Benefit may be afforded through engagement with the discipline of science and technology studies (STS), which is concerned explicitly with the relationships between science and society. To highlight existing engagements between STS and the sociology of (mental) health, and to encourage researchers to consider ways in which insights from these traditions may be developed further through interdisciplinary debate and analysis. Some of the key works in STS and the sociology of mental illness that use the empirical or theoretical writings of the other were reviewed and appraised. Whilst it is clear that some research synthesizing insights from STS and the sociology of mental health exists, this is currently limited. Sociologists and others concerned with longstanding and emergent issues in mental health might usefully familiarize themselves with some work in STS. A new sociology of psychiatric knowledge production and application represents an important way forward.

  11. Virtual reality and the psyche. Some psychoanalytic approaches to media addiction.

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    Weisel, Anja

    2015-04-01

    This paper explores the ramifications of excessive use of media on personality development, the development of symbolic and thinking functions and on psychic reality. In doing so, the questions of whether there are specific media objects possessing an intrinsic symbolic quality, and which attachments in the inner world of a child/adolescent can be mobilized or destroyed are discussed. By selecting specific material, computer gamers use their game to activate the field of a personal psychic reality. Hereby, they attempt some kind of self-healing. However, after leaving the game, conflicts and traumata re-enacted but unresolved in the game disappear from their temporary representation without generating any resonance in the gamer's psychic experience. Consequently, although states of mind and affects are activated in the computer game, their processing and integration fail; the game results in a compulsive repetition. The construction and consolidation of retrievable maturation and structural development, the representation of the unrepresentable, succeed in the context of the triangulating analytic relationship, initially through a jointly performed symbolic and narrative re-experience or the recreation of the game. Theoretical considerations are illustrated by means of clinical vignettes. © 2015, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  12. Soul in the world: symbolic culture as the medium for psyche.

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    Colman, Warren

    2017-02-01

    Whilst the loss of a sense of living connection with the material world is mainly associated with the scientific revolution in seventeenth century Europe, it can be traced back to Plato's introduction of a hierarchy between soul and body. Jung's attempted solution to this - esse in anima - is ingenious but maintains the Cartesian split by which the aliveness of the world is reduced to a projection of psychic forces (the archetypes). An alternative approach is proposed, rooted in the Aristotelean emphasis on practical activity that sees the soul as a function of our way of being in the world. Human cognition is extended and distributed by our social and material engagement with the world, especially via collective representations whose symbolic character is constitutive of the reality of the world in which we live. Despite the dominance of 'scientific Cartesian' representations in the modern Western world, there remain numerous instances of participation mystique that cannot be captured by the Cartesian notion of projection. These indicate an opening to ways of being in the world that may lead us out of the impasse of the Cartesian matrix. © 2017, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  13. Synchronicity - The Link Between Physics and Psyche, from Pauli and Jung to Chopra

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    Teodorani, M.

    2006-07-01

    This book, which is entirely dedicated to the mystery of "synchronicity", is divided into three parts: a) the joint research between analytic psychologist Carl Gustav Jung and quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli; b) synchronicity mechanisms occurring in the microscopic (canonical quantum entanglement), mesoscopic and macroscopic scales; c) research and philosophy concerning synchronicity by MD Deepak Chopra.

  14. Peri physeos psyches: sobre a natureza da alma no Fedro de Platão

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    Maria Aparecida de Paiva Montenegro

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available No passo 245c do Fedro de Platão, no contexto do segundo discurso de Sócrates (no qual ele compõe sua palinodia dirigida a Eros, o filósofo chama atenção para a importância de "se tornar explícita a natureza da alma, dos seus estados e atos, assim como indagar se esta natureza é humana ou divina". Pretendo mostrar que Platão, nesse diálogo, tenta fundamentar a natureza mista da alma: em parte racional em parte passional. Essa ambiguidade constitutiva mostra-se diretamente correlacionada àquelas referentes às formas de Amor, Loucura e Retórica abordadas ao longo do diálogo, à medida que estas podem ser tanto perniciosas quanto prodigiosas, a depender do modo como se as conduz. Nessa perspectiva, meu propósito é defender a presença, na filosofia pensada por Platão, de elementos passionais imprescindíveis ao sucesso de sua atividade, cabendo ao filósofo alcançar, por meio de uma formação apropriada, a maestria para reverter aquilo que pode mergulhá-lo na ignorância e, consequentemente, na escravidão e na infelicidade, naquilo que justamente irá conduzi-lo na direção oposta: a do amor à Sabedoria.In Plato's Phaedrus 245-c, when Socrates delivers his second speech (in which he composes his palinodia addressed to Eros, the philosopher calls attention to the importance of "first understanding the truth about the nature of the soul, divine or human, by examining what it does and what is done to it". I intend to point out that in this dialogue, Plato tries to found the mixed composition of the soul: partly rational, partly passionate. This constitutive ambiguity seems to be directly related to those different kinds of Love, Madness and Rhetoric examined in the dialogue, inasmuch as they could be either beneficial or harmful, depending on the way they are managed. Therefore, my purpose is to point that regarding philosophy as conceived by Plato, the appealing of passionate elements are quite indispensable for its successful activity, so that the philosopher must receive an adequate up-bringing in order to reach the mastery of turning elements that could draw him into deep ignorance, consequently into slavery and unhappiness, in their very opposite, which is the love of Wisdom.

  15. [Alienation to burn-out. Psyche and the Universe of Technology].

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    Tomei, Gianfranco; Casale, Teodorico; Tomei, Francesco; Nieto, Hector Alberto; Prenna, Alessandro; Schifano, Maria Pia; Sinibaldi, Federica; Rosati, Maria Valeria; Fiaschetti, Maria; Nardone, Nadia; Pimpinella, Benedetta; Caciari, Tiziana

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    The new D. Lgs. N 81, 2008 Article 28 paragraph 1 sanctions that the risk assessment must involve all the possible risks to safety and health of workers, including the work-related stress factors. Stressors at work may vary as to: quantity of work assigned, whether excessive or inadequate; lack of recognition or reward for good job performance; degree of responsibility; precariousness of work; emotional pressures exerted on workers; violence and harassment of psychological nature, poor balance between work and private life. The need man has to understand the causes of his psycho-physical and social disease are old. Only the words we use when dealing with the topic has changed over the time: once it was Alienation now it is Burn-out. The concept of alienation, which has been very important over the time, has many different aspects and has had countless interpretations (which have followed one another), the psycho-analytical, the sociological analysis and the Marxist one, Burnout is actually a syndrome characterized by three interrelated dimensions: exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy. Therefore it is important to prevent, eliminate or reduce problems related to occupational stress. Among preventive measures, the Europe Agreement identified in the management and in the communication the information necessary to define the goals of the company and the role each employee has. Moreover information and formation are considered the necessary elements to increase awareness and understanding of the problem, its potential causes and possible ways of approading it. Our research group, has developed targeted questionnaires, biological indicators and medical instrumental examinations the occupational doctors can make use of to assess these issues.

  16. PO Box 30125, Nairobi and P. Kigamwa, MBChB, MMed (Psych)

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    Mar 1, 2003 ... to the needy. Conclusion: The media is a controversial, sometimes overused and at times underused resource in Disaster Management. Judicious use of the media was shown to be helpful in this study. Literature supports ... catastrophe would be defined as those who were physically touched by its effects.

  17. [Fifty years of psychiatry at the interface between psyche and soma: a SWOT analysis].

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    van Houdenhove, B; Luyten, P

    2008-01-01

    During the past 50 years the border area between psychiatry and somatic medicine has undergone remarkable changes. Theories have become better-founded, both psychologically and neurobiologically, research has become more sophisticated, and liaison-psychiatrists and health psychiatrist/behavioural medicine psychologists have played an increasingly active role in this domain. At the beginning of the 21st century modern psychosomatic medicine is facing new challenges; these include how to create a workable diagnostic classification system, how to instruct and educate both health professionals and lay-persons to an adequate level, how to utilize innovative research paradigms without having recourse to reductionism and how to implement in medical practice treatments that are geared to the needs of the individual patient.

  18. Enriched and empowered: nature’s influence on the psyche in two Afrikaans youth novels

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    S. Meyer

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available In this article two Afrikaans youth novels are analysed in order to determine to what extent nature and elements of the natural environment can influence a child’s experience and view of life. In “Gamkab” (Betsie van Niekerk and “Om ’n kierie te keer” (Pieter Pieterse their natural surroundings expose the characters to challenges and adventures which form a context in which their ways of thinking are challenged and stimulated. This develops their ability to make decisions and solve problems, thereby broadening their life experience and developing their life skills. Theories on reader identification are used to argue that stories like these have the potential to expand and develop reader consciousness. These novels are of importance to the South African child of today, because they introduce various contemporary issues, such as entrepreneurship, social responsibility and multicultural interaction. In identifying with the characters, the reader is confronted with pertinent topics such as peer pressure, teenage insecurities and fears, and problematic family relationships. From the analysis of the novels, which focuses on the enriching and reinforcing contribution of nature, it is apparent that through nature’s challenges the characters are empowered to overcome their problems and improve their personal circumstances. This foreshadows the potential empowerment of the reader.

  19. Depression is common among AIDS patients. Psych consult often is necessary.

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    2002-12-01

    A national survey indicates that it's fairly common for HIV physicians to identify depression and similar symptoms in HIV-infected patients. A telephone survey of AIDS physicians found that 84.3% reported that their HIV-positive patients suffered from depressive symptoms.

  20. North Carolina clinic employs holistic approach. Care includes nutritionist, psych assessment.

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    2001-11-01

    HIV physicians have stayed busy in the last decade just keeping up with the latest treatment and pharmaceutical advances that will keep their patients alive. But when clinicians focus entirely on HIV patients' medical treatment, they might be missing the big picture, according to one long-time HIV physician.

  1. Med-psych drug-drug interactions update. Antiretrovirals, part III: antiretrovirals and drugs of abuse.

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    Wynn, Gary H; Cozza, Kelly L; Zapor, Michael J; Wortmann, Glenn W; Armstrong, Scott C

    2005-01-01

    The third in a series reviewing the HIV/AIDS antiretroviral drugs, this report summarizes the interactions between antiretrovirals and common drugs of abuse. In an overview format for primary care physicians and psychiatrists, the metabolism and drug interactions in the context of antiretroviral therapy are presented for the following drugs of abuse: alcohol, benzodiazepines, cocaine, GHB (liquid X), ketamine (special K), LSD (acid), MDMA (Ecstasy), opiates, PCP (angel dust), and THC (marijuana).

  2. Terror/Enjoyment: Performativity, Resistance and the Teacher's Psyche

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    Clarke, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    This paper focuses on Stephen Ball's article, "The teacher's soul and the terrors of performativity", since it is here that he analyses the issue of how neoliberal education policies shape teacher identities that I also wish to explore. I begin by providing a summary of the 2003 piece, noting how it locates teachers and their…

  3. The Models of Relationship between Training and Psyche development in Cultural-historical and Activity Approaches

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    Pogozhina I.N.,

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The possibility of referring of the psychological theories studying interrelation of training and mental development processes to this or that stage of scientific knowledge formation on the basis of studied objects types and corresponded determination systems as a basic criterion distinguishing the ideals of scientific rationality is justified. General characteristics of classical, non-classical and post-non-classical models, determination of the mechanisms of dissipative systems, requirements for learning and development model building in the context of post-non-classic science paradigm on the criterion of the system features of the object of cognition are described. Domestic psychological school models are compared with associanism, behaviorism, gestalt psychology and Piaget determination models on the number of options allocated to these determinants, types of causal chains and types of links between causal chains. It is shown that cultural-historical approach is situated intermediately between post-non-classical and non-classical models, while activity approach corresponds to post-non-classical understanding of the object of study as complicated self-developing "man-size" system. Determination relationships models developed by L.V.Vygotskii, S.L. Rubinstein, A.N. Leont’ev continue to play the heuristic role at the present stage of scientific development.

  4. The democratic psyche: gender, mental health, and militancy under the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship

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    Brandi Townsend

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This essay investigates the work of mental health professionals associated with Chilean non-governmental organizations that were created at the end of the 1970s in opposition to Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship: The Vicariate of Solidarity and the Foundation of Social Aid of the Christian Churches (FASIC. Those professionals helped political prisoners and their families reconstruct their subjectivities, which meant overcoming everyday survival and private life and participating in society in a dynamic way, typically through a political project. Mental health professionals put ideas about politics, human rights, and subjectivity in dialogue with the dictatorship’s practices and victims’ personal experiences. They argued that individual recovery was a collective process and that collective resistance depended on the reconstruction of the individual. This invoked the populist notion of the individual’s participation in the collective. I contend that ideas about gender based in populist patriarchy influenced mental health professionals’ concepts about reconstructing subjectivity. Above all, they focused on the male-headed nuclear family, or at least a person’s identity as a member of one, as the concept had consolidated under populism. As a result, mental health studies tended to subjugate women militants’ experiences to those of male militants and their wives.

  5. Infocentros del Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Venezuela y su gestión educativa: ¿Alcanzan los fines propuestos? / The info centres of the Science and Technology Ministry of Venezuela and their educative management: do they reach the goals?

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    Medina, Niorka

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Esta investigación se orienta a evaluar la gestión educativa de los infocentros del Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Venezuela. El tipo de investigación es descriptiva, cuantitativa y explicativa. Los instrumentos seleccionados para la recolección de la información son: entrevista al único supervisor y a 10 anfitriones y un cuestionario a los 290 usuarios de los infocentros estudiados. Los instrumentos se sometieron a validación de contenido por juicio de expertos. Se aplicó una prueba piloto con el cuestionario a una muestra intencional de 32 usuarios. Los datos recolectados se analizaron utilizando Análisis Factorial y Validez Discriminante para su validez de constructo y Alfa de Cronbach para su confiabilidad. Los resultados se analizaron considerando un Índice de alcance propio, media aritmética, desviación estándar, análisis de la varianza y prueba de múltiplos rangos de Tukey. Los resultados obtenidos indican que la gestión educativa de los infocentros resultó aceptable con un gran potencial, con muy buena receptividad por las comunidades y anfitriones especialmente como apoyo para utilizar las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación como un instrumento potencial de desarrollo endógeno, cultural, social, económico y educativo.Abstract: This investigation is oriented to evaluate the educative management of the info centres of Science and Technology Ministry of Venezuela. The type of investigation is descriptive, quantitative and explanatory. The instruments for collecting the data are: interview to the supervisor and 10 hosts and a questionnaire to 290 info center users. The instruments were validated by experts. A pilot test was made with the questionnaire to an intentional sample of thirty two (32 users. The collected data was analyzed using Factorial Analysis and Discriminate Validity for their validity of construct and Alpha Cronbach for trustworthiness. The results were analyzed using an index

  6. Effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions in improving emotional and functional status in hearing or visually impaired older adults: a systematic review with meta-analyses

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    Roets-Merken, L.M.; Draskovic, I.; Zuidema, S.U.; Erp, W.S. van; Graff, M.J.L.; Kempen, G.I.; Vernooij-Dassen, M.J.F.J.

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    OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of non-equipment based rehabilitation interventions for older adults with an age-related hearing or visual impairment. DATA SOURCES: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, PsychInfo, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. REVIEW METHODS: Two

  7. Effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions in improving emotional and functional status in hearing or visually impaired older adults : a systematic review with meta-analyses

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    Roets-Merken, Lieve M.; Draskovic, Irena; Zuidema, Sytse U.; van Erp, Willemijn S.; Graff, Maud J. L.; Kempen, Gertrudis I. J. M.; Vernooij-Dassen, Myrra J. F. J.

    Objective: To assess the effectiveness of non-equipment based rehabilitation interventions for older adults with an age-related hearing or visual impairment. Data sources: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, PsychInfo, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Review methods: Two

  8. Placebo Control Practices in Educational and Psychotherapy Research.

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    Adair, John G.; Sharpe, Donald

    The Hawthorne and placebo effects in educational experiments were examined over a 20-year period, as reported in the ERIC, Dissertation Abstracts International, and Psych Info data bases. The literature searches identified 325 studies in education employing the relevant control procedures, and each study was coded for the type of placebo…

  9. Systematic review of the treatment of functional dysphonia and prevention of voice disorders

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    Ruotsalainen, Jani; Sellman, Jaana; Lehto, Laura; Verbeek, Jos

    2008-01-01

    To evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for treating functional dysphonia or preventing voice disorders in adults. We searched MEDLINE (1950 to 2006), EMBASE (1974 to 2006), CENTRAL (Issue 2 2006), CINAHL (1983 to 2006), PsychINFO (1967 to 2006), Science Citation Index (1986 to 2006), and the

  10. Exercise Improves Clinical Symptoms, Quality of Life, Global Functioning, and Depression in Schizophrenia : A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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    Dauwan, Meenakshi; Begemann, Marieke J H; Heringa, Sophie M; Sommer, Iris E

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Physical exercise may be valuable for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders as it may have beneficial effect on clinical symptoms, quality of life and cognition. METHODS: A systematic search was performed using PubMed (Medline), Embase, PsychInfo, and Cochrane Database of

  11. Towards school mental health programmes in Nigeria: systematic ...

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    Methods: The study was a systematic review of relevant studies available from MEDLINE, Science Direct, PsychInfo, Google Scholar, and AJOL databases. Results: This review shows that there is an ongoing effort at documenting the burden of mental health problems and risks, resource needs, and the available resource ...

  12. Identifying depression post-stroke in patients with aphasia : A systematic review of the reliability, validity and feasibility of available instruments

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    van Dijk, Mariska J; de Man-van Ginkel, Janneke M; Hafsteinsdóttir, Thóra B; Schuurmans, Marieke J

    OBJECTIVE: To identify and critically appraise the evidence for instruments assessing depression in stroke patients with aphasia. METHODS: The PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science, Psych Info and Cochrane databases were searched from inception until May 2015. RESULTS: Of the 383 titles found in the

  13. Apathy in Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Brok, M.G. den; Dalen, J.W. van; Gool, W.A. van; Charante, E.P. Moll van; Bie, R.M. de; Richard, E.

    2015-01-01

    Apathy is a frequently reported neuropsychiatric symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD), but its prevalence and clinical correlates are debated. We aimed to address these issues by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. Embase, Medline/PubMed, and PsychINFO databases were searched for

  14. Communication-related behavior change techniques used in face-to-face lifestyle interventions in primary care: A systematic review of the literature

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    Noordman, J.; Weijden, T. van der; Dulmen, S. van

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    OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the literature on the relative effectiveness of face-to-face communication-related behavior change techniques (BCTs) provided in primary care by either physicians or nurses to intervene on patients' lifestyle behavior. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, PsychINFO, CINAHL

  15. Communication-related behavior change techniques used in face-to-face lifestyle interventions in primary care: a systematic review of the literature.

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    Noordman, J.; Weijden, T. van der; Dulmen, S. van

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    Objectives: To systematically review the literature on the relative effectiveness of face-to-face communication-related behavior change techniques (BCTs) provided in primary care by either physicians or nurses to intervene on patients’ lifestyle behavior. Methods: PubMed, EMBASE, PsychINFO, CINAHL

  16. Psychiatric manifestations of brain tumours: a review | Magoha | East ...

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    Objective: To carry out a current review of psychiatric manifestations of brain tumours. Data Source: To carry out a review of psychiatric manifestations of brain tumours utilizing electronic databases in the internet including Google Scholar, PubMed, Medline, MedScape and Psych Info Searches. Data Extraction: Abstracts of ...

  17. Screening tools used for measuring depression among people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

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    Roy, T; Lloyd, C E; Pouwer, F

    2012-01-01

    of these tools in diabetes populations. Literature searches for the period January 1970 to October 2010 were conducted using MEDLINE, PSYCH-INFO, ASSIA, SCOPUS, ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE, CINAHL and SCIENCE DIRECT. RESULTS: Data are presented for the 234 published studies that were examined. The Beck Depression...

  18. A Review of Neurofeedback Treatment for Pediatric ADHD

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    Lofthouse, Nicholas; Arnold, L. Eugene; Hersch, Sarah; Hurt, Elizabeth; DeBeus, Roger

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    Objective: The aim of this paper was to review all randomized published trials and unpublished conference presentations on the neurofeedback (NF) treatment of pediatric ADHD, and their relevance, strengths, and limitations. Method: Via PsychInfo and Medline searches and contacts with NF researchers 14 studies were identified and reviewed. Results:…

  19. Course and predictors of pain and physical functioning in patients with hip osteoarthritis : Systematic review and meta-analysis

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    de Rooij, Mariëtte; van der Leeden, Marike; Heymans, Martijn W; Holla, Jasmijn F M; Häkkinen, Arja; Lems, Willem F; Roorda, Leo D; Veenhof, Cindy; Sanchez-Ramirez, Diana C; de Vet, Henrica C W; Dekker, Joost

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    OBJECTIVE: To systematically summarize the literature on: (i) the course of pain and physical functioning; and (ii) predictors of deterioration of pain and physical functioning in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, PsychINFO

  20. No Acoustic Evidence from RHD for a Right Hemisphere Role in Prosody Production: A Meta-Analysis

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    Weed, Ethan; Fusaroli, Riccardo

    many years and experimental design types. To get perspective on the scope of these results, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of acoustic measures of prosody production in people with RHD. We searched PubMed, PsychINFO, Web of Science and Google Scholar with the terms: (prosody...

  1. Smoking and Membership in a Fraternity or Sorority: A Systematic Review of the Literature

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    Cheney, Marshall K.; Harris, LaNita W.; Gowin, Mary J.; Huber, Jamie

    2014-01-01

    Objective: Fraternity and sorority members have higher rates of smoking than other college students. This systematic review examines studies that included fraternity/sorority membership in their investigation of smoking behaviors. Participants/Methods: Studies identified in MEDLINE, PsychInfo, JSTOR, CINAHL, ERIC, and Google Scholar published…

  2. Evidence for clinical progression of unipolar and bipolar disorders

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    Kessing, L. V.; Andersen, P. K.

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    conducted in Medline, Embase, and PsychInfo up to September 2016 and including cross-references from identified papers and reviews. Results: Most of the five areas are superficially investigated and hampered by methodological challenges. Nevertheless, studies with the longest follow-up periods, using...

  3. Psychological treatments for fibromyalgia: A meta-analysis

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    Glombiewski, J.A.; Sawyer, A.T.; Gutermann, J.; Koenig, K.; Rief, W.; Hofmann, S.G.

    2010-01-01

    The aims of the present analysis were to investigate the short-and long-term efficacies and treatment moderators of psychological interventions for fibromyalgia. A literature search using PubMed, PsychINFO, the Cochrane Library, and manual searches identified 23 eligible studies including 30

  4. The relationship between severity of Alzheimer's Disease and the prevalence of comorbid depression: a systematic review.

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    Verkaik, R.; Nuyen, J.; Schellevis, F.G.; Francke, A.L.

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To gain more insight into the association between severity of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and prevalence of comorbid depression. METHODS: A systematic literature review based on the Cochrane methodology was performed. PubMed, PsychINFO and EMBASE databases were searched for existing studies

  5. Post-Traumatic Growth and Resilience in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients: An Overview

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    Greup, Suzanne R.; Kaal, Suzanne E. J.; Jansen, Rosemarie; Manten-Horst, Eveliene; Thong, Melissa S. Y.; van der Graaf, Winette T. A.; Prins, Judith B.; Husson, Olga

    2017-01-01

    The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the literature on post-traumatic growth (PTG) and resilience among adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients. A literature search in Embase, PsychInfo, PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and Cinahl was carried out. Thirteen articles

  6. The Effectiveness of Western Psychotherapy in treating ...

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    Background: Psychotherapy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of mental disorders in the western world but viewed as an alien method of treatment to Africans. Aim: To review the literature on the effectiveness of psychotherapy in sub- Saharan Africa. Method: A systematic search of Medline, PsychINFO, ...

  7. Assessment and Instruction of Object Permanence in Children with Blindness and Multiple Disabilities

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    Bruce, Susan M.; Vargas, Claudia

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: This article discusses the impact of blindness and low vision on the development of object permanence and provides suggestions for assessment and instruction. Methods: The reviewed literature was identified by searching both ERIC and Psych Info using combinations of search terms such as "object permanence" and "visual…

  8. The use of patient-specific measurement instruments in the process of goal-setting: a systematic review of available instruments and their feasibility

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    Stevens, A.; Beurskens, A.; Koke, A.; Weijden, T.T. van der

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the currently available patient-specific measurement instruments used in the process of goal-setting and to assess their feasibility. METHODS: After a systematic search in PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsychINFO and REHABDATA, patient-specific instruments

  9. Exposure to Fictional Medical Television and Health: A Systematic Review

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    Hoffman, Beth L.; Shensa, Ariel; Wessel, Charles; Hoffman, Robert; Primack, Brian A.

    2017-01-01

    Fictional medical television programs have long been a staple of television programming, and they remain popular today. We aimed to examine published literature assessing the influence of medical television programs on health outcomes. We conducted systematic literature searches in PubMed, PsychINFO and CINAHL. Selected studies had to be scholarly…

  10. Personality and Fibromyalgia Syndrome

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    Malin, Katrina; Littlejohn, Geoffrey O

    2012-01-01

    Objectives: We aimed to review how personality characteristics contribute to the onset, maintenance or modulation of fibromyalgia. Method: The databases Medline and PsychINFO were examined from 1967 to 2012 to identify studies that investigated associations between fibromyalgia and personality. Search terms included fibromyalgia and personality, trait psychology, characteristics and individual differences. Results: Numerous studies indicate that patients with fibromyalgia experience psycholog...

  11. Is EMDR an Effective Treatment for People Diagnosed with Both Intellectual Disability and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

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    Gilderthorp, Rosanna C.

    2015-01-01

    This study aimed to critically review all studies that have set out to evaluate the use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for people diagnosed with both intellectual disability (ID) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Searches of the online databases Psych Info, The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, The Cochrane…

  12. Prevalence and predictors of neuropsychiatric symptoms in cognitively impaired nursing home patients.

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    Zuidema, S.U.; Koopmans, R.T.C.M.; Verhey, F.R.J.

    2007-01-01

    The prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms and the influence of predictive factors in cognitively impaired nursing home patients were reviewed. Articles were identified by means of a MEDLINE and PsychInfo literature search. Neuropsychiatric symptoms were present in more than 80% of the cognitively

  13. The relationship between motor skills and cognitive skills in 4-16 year old typically developing children : A systematic review

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    van der Fels, Irene M. J.; te Wierike, Sanne C. M.; Hartman, Esther; Elferink-Gemser, Marije T.; Smith, Joanne; Visscher, Chris

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: This review aims to give an overview of studies providing evidence for a relationship between motor and cognitive skills in typically developing children. Design: A systematic review. Methods: PubMed, Web of Science, and PsychINFO were searched for relevant articles. A total of 21

  14. Quality of life in eating disorders

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    Winkler, Laura Vad; Christiansen, Erik; Lichtenstein, Mia Beck

    2014-01-01

    to general population norm data and to investigate potential differences between ED diagnostic groups. A systematic review of the current literature was conducted using a keyword-based search in PubMed and PsychInfo. The search covered anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), eating disorders...

  15. Participation outcomes for children with acquired brain injury: a narrative review

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    van Tol, Erik; Gorter, Jan Willem; Dematteo, Carol; Meester-Delver, Anke

    2011-01-01

    To review the literature on participation outcomes used in children and adolescents with acquired brain injury (ABI) and to synthesize the available evidence on recovery trajectories in participation after ABI. This study searched electronic databases (Medline, Cinahl, Embase and PsychInfo) from

  16. The Stigma of Childhood Mental Disorders: A Conceptual Framework

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    Mukolo, Abraham; Heflinger, Craig Anne; Wallston, Kenneth A.

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To describe the state of the literature on stigma associated with children's mental disorders and highlight gaps in empirical work. Method: We reviewed child mental illness stigma articles in (English only) peer-reviewed journals available through Medline and PsychInfo. We augmented these with adult-oriented stigma articles that focus…

  17. A Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Risky Sexual Behavior and Decrease Sexually Transmitted Infections in Latinas Living in the United States

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    Althoff, Meghan D.; Grayson, Cary T.; Witt, Lucy; Holden, Julie; Reid, Daniel; Kissinger, Patricia

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this meta-analysis was to determine the effect of behavioral interventions in reducing risky sexual behavior and incident sexually transmitted infections (STI) among Latina women living in the United States. Studies were found by systematically searching the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsychInfo databases without language restriction.…

  18. The Relationship between Sugar-Containing Methadone and Dental Caries: A Systematic Review

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    Tripathee, Sheela; Akbar, Tahira; Richards, Derek; Themessl-Huber, Markus; Freeman, Ruth

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: To review the evidence of a relationship between sugar-containing methadone and dental caries. Data sources: A systematic search of Cochrane Library, PubMed, PsychINFO, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Current Controlled Trials, WHO, OHRN, SIGLE and ERIC databases was conducted from January 1978 up to June 2010. Study selection: Articles were assessed…

  19. Computer-Based Education for Patients with Hypertension: A Systematic Review

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    Saksena, Anuraag

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the benefits of using computer-based interventions to provide patient education to individuals with hypertension. Methods: MEDLINE, Web of Knowledge, CINAHL, ERIC, EMBASE, and PsychINFO were searched from 1995 to April 2009 using keywords related to "computers," "hypertension," "education," and "clinical trial." Additional…

  20. The Mental Health Impact of Volunteering in a Disaster Setting A Review

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    Thormar, Sigridur Bjork; Gersons, Berthold Paul Rudolf; Juen, Barbara; Marschang, Adelheid; Djakababa, Maria Nelden; Olff, Miranda

    2010-01-01

    This article reviews the literature on mental health of volunteers after working in disasters. When mobilized they often are a community's major source for rescue and recovery. PsychINFO, PubMED, and Web of Science were searched for relevant articles published until October 2009. Of 448 articles

  1. Development of form graphics of info-hypercube using protocube-designer method ПОСТРОЕНИЕ ФОРМОГРАФИКИ ИНФО-ГИПЕРКУБА МЕТОДОМ ПРОТОКУБ-КОНСТРУКТОРА

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    Filin Yuriy Nikolaevich

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The authors state the main aspects of innovative construction of form graphics of the structural geometric model of the Informative Hypercube produced using the universal Protocube-Designer method. The process of construction of the Info-Hypercube model is based on a well-known geometric transformation (motion technique, i.e. spatial displacement of two components of the initial cubic model represented by a pair of trihedrons, which complies with a well-known phenomenon of geometric componenthood (PGC. The use of the Protocube-Designer is used to construct the Info-Hypercube model form graphics stage by stage, on the basis of which the internal structure of the Info-Hypercube is formed. The method of Protocube-Designer makes it possible to reduce the cube model into a plane octagonal structure for the production of the pr-matrix lattice. Then, the required transformation of the plane structure with a pr-matrix into a spatial cubic model is performed. Thus, the aforesaid pratrix is used here as a structural unit for the production of a form graphics space lattice. The final fill-in of the whole internal structure of the Info-Hypercube is performed through completion of six additional intersecting planes (plates passing through the central Infocube in accordance with a typical one-side form graphics obtained earlier. The total number of planes in the internal Info-Hypercube structure will be equal to 18 (6 planes restricting the cubic form and 12 planes intersecting inside the model. As a result of this visual graphic construction, a rational formalized geometric Info-Hypercube model is obtained. This model represents an informative form graphics structure. The model is used in different fields, including constructive geometry, shaping of structural design elements as well as design of modern buildings and engineering structures.Изложены основные аспекты инновационного построения фо

  2. Info-gap decision theory decisions under severe uncertainty

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    Ben-Haim, Yakov

    2006-01-01

    Everyone makes decisions, but not everyone is a decision analyst. A decision analyst uses quantitative models and computational methods to formulate decision algorithms, assess decision performance, identify and evaluate options, determine trade-offs and risks, evaluate strategies for investigation, and so on. This book is written for decision analysts. The term ""decision analyst"" covers an extremely broad range of practitioners. Virtually all engineers involved in design (of buildings, machines, processes, etc.) or analysis (of safety, reliability, feasibility, etc.) are decision analysts,

  3. InfoClim : Platform for Helping Vulnerable Communities Adapt to ...

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    Climate change poses a real challenge to communities of the Sahel, that of surviving in a fragile environment undergoing rapid mutation. To meet this challenge, local and national actors must be aware of the phenomenon, monitor changes on the ground, and have access to strategies for adaptation and preparedness.

  4. The Water and Energy facilities InfoRmation System (WEIRS)

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    AREVALO TORRES JUAN; VIDAL LEGAZ BEATRIZ; Carmona Moreno, Cesar; FOURCAUDOT Vanessa; GIACOMASSI MARCO; MAINARDI Paolo

    2012-01-01

    The Water and Energy Facilities are programmes from the European Commission for funding projects in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. Their main objective is to help achieving the Millennium Development Goals in this region through the improvement of water/energy supply and sanitation coverage. The increasing number of project proposals and historical data from the different projects calls requires information infrastructure for evaluating and analysing call-related data. This pape...

  5. Netis pakutav varastatud info ahvatleb noori kuritegudele / Rasmus Kagge

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    Kagge, Rasmus, 1977-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 11. jaan. lk. 5. Internetifoorumites müüdavaid varastatud krediitkaartide andmeid kasutavad Eesti koolinoored, kes nendega ostavad e-kauplustes. Vt. samas intervjuud Peeter Marvetiga: Nuhktarkvaraga nakatatud arvuti kuurent 1000 dollarit. Lisa: Turvaeksperdid soovitavad; Veebikratid on puhta taustaga poisid

  6. Info Based Med Emergency Decision Tools, Rural Mobil Comm

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    2006-10-01

    enabled on the wireless network access points to only permit allowed computers on the MCP network WEP /WPA encryption – WEP /WPA would be deployed...to protect wireless transmission of personal, medical, and educational data from being read VPN Encryption - Some applications on the telemedicine...cart laptop could rely on an encryption tunnel VPN over the wireless links and back to the CERMUSA base station, where most data is housed CERMUSA

  7. True Time API Link (real time arrival info)

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This link will take you to the site where you can create an account to access Port Authority's real time arrival information. To request access to Port Authority's...

  8. Facebook: A Bibliographic Analysis of the PsycINFO Database

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    Piotrowski, Chris

    2012-01-01

    With the advent of rapidly emerging technologies, researchers need to be cognizant of developments and applications in the area of social media as a topic of investigatory interest. To date, scholarly research on the topic of Facebook, a ubiquitous social media site, is rather extensive. This study on Facebook, using a bibliographic content…

  9. Insurance Coverage and Whither Thou Goest for Health Info

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Authors of Insurance Coverage and Whither Thou Goest for Health Information in 2012, recently published in Volume 4, Issue 4 of the Medicare and Medicaid Research...

  10. Making Decisions for Your Health: Getting the Info You Need

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    ... health. According to the federal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion , health literacy requires basic language ... View FDA photos on Flickr FDA Archive Combination Products Advisory ... Popular Content Home Latest Recalls Report an Adverse Event MedWatch Safety Alerts News ...

  11. What Influences the Awareness of Physician Quality Info

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — In What Influences the Awareness of Physician Quality Information, Implications for Medicare, published in Volume 4, Issue 2 of Medicare and Medicaid Research...

  12. Foreign Assistance Coordination and Tracking System (FACTS Info)

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    US Agency for International Development — Foreign assistance planning and reporting system for USAID and Department of State (DOS); supports both reporting needs and transactional budget planning and...

  13. Info card for surgery waiting room improves satisfaction.

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    2015-11-01

    A hospital is reporting improved patient satisfaction from providing an information card in the surgery department. The card includes expected wait times. The card is provided by the patient transport team. Telephone numbers are included for more information. Staff update family members hourly during surgery.

  14. Parasites, info-disruption, and the ecology of fear.

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    Rohr, Jason R; Swan, Autumn; Raffel, Thomas R; Hudson, Peter J

    2009-03-01

    There is growing interest in the ecological consequences of fear, as evidenced by the numerous studies on the nonconsumptive, trait-mediated effects of predators. Parasitism, however, has yet to be fully integrated into research on the ecology of fear, despite it having direct negative and often lethal effects on hosts and being the most common life history strategy on the planet. This might at least be partly due to the traditional, but untested, assumption that anti-parasite responses are weak relative to anti-predator responses. To test this hypothesis, we quantified the activity and location responses of Bufo americanus tadpoles to one of six chemical cues: water; cercariae of Echinostoma trivolvis, a trematode which infects and can kill amphibians; a snail releasing E. trivolvis cercariae; an uninfected snail; food; or conspecific alarm chemicals signaling predation. There is also literature encouraging research on the context dependency and pollution-induced disruption of fear responses. Consequently, before quantifying responses to the chemical cues, half of the B. americanus were exposed to the herbicide atrazine (201 microg/l for 4 days), a reported inhibitor of fear responses in fish. Tadpoles were attracted to food, were indifferent to an uninfected snail, avoided alarm chemicals, and exhibited avoidance and elevated activity in response to a snail shedding cercariae and cercariae alone. Atrazine had no detectable effects on B. americanus' responses to the tested cues despite the use of a higher concentration and longer exposure duration than has been repeatedly shown to inhibit chemical cue detection in fish. The magnitude of anti-parasite and anti-predator responses were qualitatively similar, suggesting that the fear of disease and its ecological consequences could be comparable to that of predation. Consequently, we call for a greater integration of parasites into research on the ecology of fear and trait-mediated indirect effects.

  15. Tulevik: imikud saavad kaasa genoomi info / Kärt Anvelt

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    Anvelt, Kärt, 1973-

    2011-01-01

    Hele Everausi asutatud MTÜ Tulevikumeditsiini Ühing paneb arstid, bioloogid, keemikud, farmatseudid, geneetikud tõhusama meditsiinilise abi nimel koostööd tegema. Everaus loodab, et kunagi saab inimesi ravida genoomi põhiselt, st lähtuda konkreetsest indiviidist

  16. Practice-Based Discourse Analysis of InfoSec Policies

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    Karlsson, Fredrik; Goldkuhl, Göran; Hedström, Karin

    2015-01-01

    Part 5: Security Management and Human Aspects of Security; International audience; Employees’ poor compliance with information security policies is a perennial problem for many organizations. Existing research shows that about half of all breaches caused by insiders are accidental, which means that one can question the usefulness of information security policies. In order to support the formulation of practical, from the employees’ perspective, information security policies, we propose eight ...

  17. Info UPCT : Boletín especial EICM Graduados 2015

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    La Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos y de Ingeniería de Minas celebro este viernes 8 de mayo la ceremonia de graduación de 44 alumnos de la segunda promoción del Máster en Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos; la cuarta promoción del grado en Ingeniería Civil y la duodécima promoción de Ingenieros Técnicos de Obras Públicas. En dicha ceremonia fueron nombrados los padrinos de cada una de las promociones: Javier Pérez de la Cruz, de Ingeniería Técnica de ...

  18. NASA/GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Data and Info

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The NASA/GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release-3.0 data sets contains global 3-hourly, daily, monthly/3-hourly, and monthly averages of surface and top-of...

  19. High School and Youth Trends. NIDA InfoFacts

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    2011-01-01

    Since 1975 the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey has measured drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide. Survey participants report their drug use behaviors across three time periods: lifetime, past year, and past month; for some drugs, daily use is also reported. Initially, the survey included…

  20. Water data analysis: data reduction from beam and ITC info

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    Chelkov, G; Dydak, F; Gostkin, M; Guskov, A; Nefedov, Y; Wotschack, J; Zhemchugov, A

    2004-01-01

    After recalling the motivation for the analysis of water data, the first stage of data reduction is discussed. This data reduction is based on the selection of protons using beam detector data and ITC information. The resolution of the interaction time in the target which serves as reference for time-of-flight measurement of secondaries, is determined with stable beam optics to be 77 ps, otherwise 106 ps. Cuts, their selection efficiency, event numbers, purity of the data sample after cuts, and some ITC characteristics are presented.

  1. Info UPCT: Boletín especial ELDI

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    2015-01-01

    El Edificio de Laboratorios de Investigación (ELDI) de la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena protagoniza una nueva revista especial elaborada por el Servicio de Comunicación de la UPCT. En ella se detalla cómo se creo esta infraestructura referente en el ámbito universitario.

  2. Family care of people with severe mental disorders: an integrative review

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    Juan-Porcar, Maria; Guillamón-Gimeno, Lledó; Pedraz-Marcos, Azucena; Palmar-Santos, Ana María

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: to analyze the scientific literature on home-based family care of people with severe mental illness. METHOD: integrative review of 14 databases (CINALH, Cochrane Plus, Cuidatge, CUIDEN, Eric, IBECS, EMI, ISOC, JBI COnNECT, LILACS, PsycINFO, PubMed, SciELO, and Scopus) searched with the key words "family caregivers", "severe mental illness", and "home" between 2003 and 2013. RESULTS: of 787 articles retrieved, only 85 met the inclusion criteria. The articles appeared in 61 journals from different areas and disciplines, mainly from nursing (36%). The countries producing the most scientific literature on nursing were Brazil, the UK, and the US, and authorship predominantly belonged to university centers. A total of 54.12% of the studies presented quantitative designs, with descriptive ones standing out. Work overload, subjective perspectives, and resources were the main topics of these papers. CONCLUSIONS: the international scientific literature on home-based, informal family care of people with severe mental disorder is limited. Nursing research stands out in this field. The prevalent topics coincide with the evolution of the mental health system. The expansion of the scientific approach to family care is promoted to create evidence-based guidelines for family caregivers and for the clinical practice of professional caregivers. PMID:26039308

  3. Cultural Policy, Administration, and Info-Communication Landscape: The Cultural Management Model, Info-Communication Cultural Management (ICCM)

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    George K. Gantzias

    2014-01-01

    In the recent economic crisis, some of the most important and widely debated issues in the areas of digitalization of cultural policy and cultural management are the protection of cultural diversity, cultural rights, cultural freedom, cultural capital, and cultural goods (products and services). A new digital revolution is coming, this time not only in cultural management of cultural goods but also in the administration systems of cultural organizations and institutions. New technologies exer...

  4. Psyche--the meeting of mind and soul: current psychoanalytic views on the mental representation of god.

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    Clemens, Norman A

    2013-11-01

    The author presents an overview of two contemporary, related psychoanalytic perspectives on religious phenomena. Based on data from systematic interviews, Ana-Maria Rizzuto explores the way the human mind forms the idea of God as it evolves through the various stages of childhood and adult development. The object-representation of God is greatly influenced by the mental representations of mother, father, and other important adults in the child's life. Object relations theory and the writings of Winnicott play an important role in these concepts. William Meissner, a Jesuit priest as well as a psychoanalyst, addresses Freud's views of religious belief as an illusion, or when accepted with certainty as real, as a delusion. Instead, Meissner sees religious belief as a developmental process that resides in the mental realm of transitional phenomena where spirituality, creativity, appreciation of beauty, transcendental states, play, and the psychoanalytic process itself also take place. In psychoanalytic treatment, religious phenomena are not exempt from exploration and understanding, perhaps resulting in more mature development of object representations, ego functions, and the superego functions of conscience and ego ideal as well as more mature religious life.

  5. [Is the psyche antiquated? A typology of psychotherapeutic critique of civilization in the works of Alexander Mitscherlich].

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    Roelcke, V

    1995-08-01

    In the oeuvre of the psychotherapist Alexander Mitscherlich, one of the founding-fathers of psychosomatic medicine in post-war Germany, three basic types of critique of civilization can be identified. They each imply a specific conception of the relation between modernity and psychological disorder. Mitscherlich's ideas on the topic have evolved in a manner consistent with his appropriation of psychoanalysis and his confrontation with the causes and consequences of human behaviour during the time of national socialism.

  6. From social pathologies to individual psyches: psychiatry navigating socio-political currents in 20th-century Latvia.

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    Lūse, Agita

    2011-03-01

    The paper explores psychiatry's responses to the twentieth-century socio-political currents in Latvia by focusing on social objectives, clinical ideologies, and institutional contexts of Soviet mental health care. The tradition of German biological psychiatry in which Baltic psychiatrists had been trained blended well with the materialistic monism of Soviet psychoneurology. Pavlov's teaching of the second signal system was well suited to Soviet ideological needs: speech stimuli were seen as a vehicle for moulding the individual's mind. The transformation in diagnostic practices during the 1970s and 1980s reflected the demise of optimism about the capacity of the self to model itself to the needs of the society. Latvian psychiatry was prepared to embrace more individualistic and pessimistic theories of the self.

  7. Synchronicité le rapport entre physique et psyché de Pauli et Jung à Chopra

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    Teodorani, Massimo

    2015-01-01

    De mystérieux événements synchrones semblent parsemer nos vies. Tandis qu'une pensée affleure, un fait, qui renferme toujours un sens profond dont le but est de conduire nos vies vers leur destin, se produit à l'improviste, dans un synchronisme parfait. L'objectif de ce livre est de démontrer que le phénomène de la « synchronicité » est depuis longtemps étudié, en particulier par les physiciens quantiques. Ces recherches plongent leurs racines dans l'alliance durable et harmonieuse entre le grand psychologue analytique Carl Gustav Jung et le physicien quantique Wolfgang Pauli.

  8. A Review of AA Psych Corps Involvement in the Allocation of Soldiers to corps and Employment. Executive Summary

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    1990-11-01

    Allocation interviews conducted. 9 Specialist testing and interviews (The Australian Army Intelligence Corps (Aust Int Corps), Army Adult Tradesmen’ s...M the total psychological processing battery and interview were only marginally more predictive than Test AGC (a group intelligence test ) an its own...SOLDIERS TO CORPS AND EWIMEr was distributed within the Australian Army PsIchology Corps. Th enclosed executive ’aaury represents a shorter document that

  9. Bulletproofing the Psyche: Mindfulness Interventions in the Training Environment to Improve Resilience in the Military and Veteran Communities

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    Kate Hendricks Thomas; Sarah Plummer Taylor

    2015-01-01

    .... Social work and health promotion professionals working to prevent and treat mental health problems like depression and stress injuries must understand the confluence of warrior culture and mental...

  10. Bulletproofing the Psyche: Mindfulness Interventions in the Training Environment to Improve Resilience in the Military and Veteran Communities

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    Kate Hendricks Thomas

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available While clinical health services exist for service members with existing mental health conditions like posttraumatic stress, they are not stemming the rising tide of service suicides. A new approach to mental health intervention and suicide prevention in military-connected personnel is required, one that speaks to the participatory, hardworking ethos of military culture. Social work and health promotion professionals working to prevent and treat mental health problems like depression and stress injuries must understand the confluence of warrior culture and mental health issues in the veteran community. While the research literature does not yet address this confluence issue directly, programs exist that provide guidance, and a mindfulness-based training protocol may provide the answer. The purpose of this review is to provide programming recommendations based on a review of successful exemplars in treatment settings, the limited evaluation of best practices currently available when working with this priority population in prevention settings, and a cultural analysis of the military veteran community.

  11. Effects of Low-Level Radio-Frequency (3 kHz to 300 GHz) Energy on Human Cardiovascular, Reproductive, Immune, and Other Systems: A Review of the Recent Literature

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    2008-01-01

    Premier, Master FILE Premier, PsychINFO/ Psychological Abstracts, Aerospace Database, and the Online Computer Library Center’s FirstSearchs (in- cluding... psychological stress (James, 1988, Zorn et al., 2002, Catalano et al., 2005). Hook (1981) also noted that the ratio could be influenced by many factors for...2008) 1–298undergoing infertility investigation who were exposed to various occupational factors. There was no significant change in semen quality in

  12. The effect of caregiver support interventions for informal caregivers of community-dwelling frail elderly: a systematic review

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    Maja Lopez Hartmann; Johan Wens; Veronique Verhoeven; Roy Remmen

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: Informal caregivers are important resources for community-dwelling frail elderly. But caring can be challenging. To be able to provide long-term care to the elderly, informal caregivers need to be supported as well. The aim of this study is to review the current best evidence on the effectiveness of different types of support services targeting informal caregivers of community-dwelling frail elderly.Methods: A systematic literature search was performed in Medline, PsychINFO, Ovi...

  13. Immigrant and non-immigrant women’s experiences of maternity care: a systematic and comparative review of studies in five countries

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    Small, R; Roth, C.; Raval, M; Shafiei, T.; Korfker, D.; Heaman, M; McCourt, C.; Gagnon, A. J.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Understanding immigrant women’s experiences of maternity care is critical if receiving country care systems are to respond appropriately to increasing global migration. This systematic review aimed to compare what we know about immigrant and non-immigrant women’s experiences of maternity care.\\ud \\ud Methods: Medline, CINAHL, Health Star, Embase and PsychInfo were searched for the period 1989–2012. First, we retrieved population-based studies of women’s experiences of maternity ca...

  14. Burnout, depression and job satisfaction in acute psychiatric and secure mental health settings

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    Chabinska, Joanna

    2017-01-01

    Chapter 1: Objective: The systematic review aimed to review the literature on burnout and its relationship to depression within the acute in-patient mental health services: psychiatric units and specifically, secure forensic mental health services. Methods: The review process included a systematic search across five databases (Medline, PsychINFO, Cinahl Plus, EMBASE and SCOPUS). Eligible studies included a cross-sectional design, using validated measures on burnout and de...

  15. The long-term effects of chronic recreational ketamine use on cognition and subjective experiences

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    Grayer, J. P.

    2007-01-01

    Rationale: A review of the chronic recreational ketamine research is needed because of (i) increases in recreational ketamine use in the past five years, and (ii) its application to the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate-Receptor ('NMDA-R') hypofunction model of psychosis.;Method: PsychInfo and Pubmed databases were searched using the following terms: 'ketamine', 'frequent', 'regular*, 'repeated', 'chronic', and 'long-term'. The search was limited to human populations and English language journals. Relevan...

  16. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of depression on subsequent smoking cessation in patients with coronary heart disease: 1990-2013

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    Doyle, Frank; Rohde, Daniela; Rutkowska, Aleksandra; Morgan, Karen; Cousins, Grainne; McGee, Hannah

    2014-01-01

    Objective: Smoking cessation is crucial for patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), yet depression may impede cessation success. We systematically reviewed the longitudinal association between depression and subsequent smoking cessation in individuals with CHD in order to quantify this effect. Methods: Electronic databases (PsychInfo, PubMed, CINAHL) were searched for prospective studies of CHD patients which measured depression at baseline (scales, diagnostic interview or antid...

  17. Reporting of the translation and cultural adaptation procedures of the Addenbrooke?s Cognitive Examination version III (ACE-III) and its predecessors: a systematic review

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    Mirza, Nadine; Panagioti, Maria; Waheed, Muhammed Wali; Waheed, Waquas

    2017-01-01

    BackgroundThe ACE-III, a gold standard for screening cognitive impairment, is restricted by language and culture, with no uniform set of guidelines for its adaptation. To develop guidelines a compilation of all the adaptation procedures undertaken by adapters of the ACE-III and its predecessors is needed.MethodsWe searched EMBASE, Medline and PsychINFO and screened publications from a previous review. We included publications on adapted versions of the ACE-III and its predecessors, extracting...

  18. Prevalence of childhood abuse among people who are homeless in Western countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Sundin, EC; Baguley, T

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: This article systematically reviews studies of prevalence of childhood experience of physical and sexual abuse in adult people who are homeless in Western countries. Methods: Medline, PsychInfo, and the Cochrane Library were searched using the keywords: homeless*, child* abuse, child* trauma, and child* adversity and the bibliographies of identified articles were reviewed. Sources of heterogeneity in the prevalence rates were explored by meta-regression analysis Results: Twenty-four ...

  19. A Lightweight AV System for Providing a Faithful and Spatially Manipulable Visual Hand Representation

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    Pusch, Andreas; Martin, Olivier; Coquillart, Sabine

    2011-01-01

    Session: Developing new tools and technologies - Abstracts to be published in a regular issue of the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking (indexed in MedLine and PsychInfo): http://online.liebertpub.com/loi/CYBER; International audience; This paper introduces the technical foundations of a system designed to embed a lightweight, faithful and spatially manipulable representation of the user's hand into an otherwise virtual world (aka Augmented Virtuality, AV). A highly intui...

  20. Pharmacological treatment options for low Bone Mineral Density and secondary osteoporosis in Anorexia Nervosa: A systematic review of the literature.

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    Robinson, L.; Aldridge, V. K.; Clark, E. M.; Misra, M.; Micali, N.

    2017-01-01

    The file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link. Objective: Although there are several evidence-based treatments available to increase Bone Mineral Density (BMD) and reduce fracture risk in aging men and women, there are still uncertainties regarding which treatments are efficacious in reducing lifetime fracture risk in women with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). Methods: Medline, PsychInfo, Embas...

  1. Development and Pilot Test of the RAND Suicide Prevention Program Evaluation Toolkit

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    2013-01-01

    and the social sciences broadly: PsychINFO (psychology), PubMed (medicine), Defense Technical Infor- mation Center (defense), New York Academy of...Concepts Results SPP Evaluation PubMed Free text search Concept 1: suicide prevention program* AND Concept 2: evaluat* 433 articles After duplicates and...foreign-language articles were removed, 151 articles were retained.Concept 1: (“suicide”[ Mesh ]) AND “prevention and control” [Subheading] AND

  2. A dor e a constituição psíquica The pain and the psyché’s constitution

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    Ana Celina Garcia Albornoz

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda uma temática que atinge a todos: a infância e a adolescência marcadas pelas privações. O abandono, a negligência e o abuso físico, sexual e psicológico de crianças e de adolescentes são fatos reais e freqüentes na vida dos mesmos. A literatura psicanalítica sustenta a idéia de que as vivências de privação geram importantes seqüelas no desenvolvimento emocional, podendo marcar de forma peculiar a vida das pessoas para sempre. O percurso teórico realizado neste artigo aponta que crianças e adolescentes vitimizados apresentam dificuldades para investir em si mesmos e nos outros, o que os torna portadores de sintomas dificultadores da adaptação pessoal, social, escolar, institucional e familiar. É fundamental que eles possam elaborar as suas vivências passadas traumáticas, retomar o desenvolvimento de forma saudável e atualizar os seus potenciais.This paper concerns a theme which affects everyone: childhood and adolescence at risk. Abandonment, neglect as well as physical, sexual and psychological abuse of children and adolescents are real and often recurrent in their lives. Psychoanalytic literature sustains the idea that early experiences of deprivation cause important sequels to emotional development and might leave everlasting consequences. The theoretical approach developed in this study shows that children and adolescents who are victimized present difficulties investing in themselves and in others. As a result, they present symptoms of difficult adjustment in personal, social, school, institutional and family areas. It is essential for them to overcome such traumatic past experiences in order to enable such children and adolescents to develop in a more healthier way and to enhance their potential.

  3. Animální modely psychóz - hodnocení EEG a hladin monoaminů v CNS u potkana

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    Lipski, Michaela

    2017-01-01

    The present work describes animal models of psychosis with the aim on monoamine levels and behavioral/EEG findings. The general part is focused on reporting biochemical and EEG findings in patients with schizophrenia, followed by animal models of schizophrenia and their EEG findings. In the special part, results of behavioral and EEG parameters in three animal models of psychosis are presented. A study by Palenicek et al, 2013 described serotoninergic animal model and showed that 4-bromo-2,5-...

  4. From soma to psyche: the crucial connection. Part 2. 'Cross-cultural medicine' decoded: learning about 'us' in the act of learning about 'them'.

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    Marcus, L; Marcus, A

    1988-01-01

    The scorpion's bite--a culturally inept response to a medical emergency. Margaret Clark's criteria--keys to cultural barriers in medical care. Clifford Geertz's injunction: to view the culturally "different" as mirrors of the unacknowledged self. The case of José--scandal of his "compartmentalized" treatment. How much context may a physician be willing to absorb? Shawcross's The Quality of Mercy: western medical teams in Cambodian refugee camps--their good intentions versus their ethnocentric gaffes. The elderly as avatars of a "culture within a culture." Their beliefs, fears, dreams, and intimations--a "terra incognita" for service providers. Sardonic recoil against them (as in Shem's novel House of God) by residents--a professionally sanctioned response, deflecting what might otherwise be unendurable demands on their varied quotas of pity. Sisela Bok's moral claims: (1) for the integrity of decision making among the sick; (2) for the autonomy of the "dying response" among the aged. Steinberg's The Ethnic Myth: indictment of those using cultural difference to "explain" (or rationalize) health--and other--deficits rooted in historic, social, or economic inequity.

  5. Something black in the American Psyche: formal innovation and Freudian imagery in the comics of Winsor McCay and Robert Crumb.

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    Shannon, Edward A

    2010-01-01

    Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland anticipates Robert Crumb’s work. McCay’s innocent dreamscapes seem antithetical to the sexually explicit work of anti-capitalist Crumb, but Nemo looks forward to Crumb in subject and form. Nemo’s presentation of class, gender, and race, and its pre-Freudian sensibility are ironic counterpoints to Crumb’s political, Freudian comix.

  6. Psychosocial predictors of quality of life and weight loss two years after bariatric surgery: Results from the Toronto Bari-PSYCH study.

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    Sockalingam, Sanjeev; Hawa, Raed; Wnuk, Susan; Santiago, Vincent; Kowgier, Matthew; Jackson, Timothy; Okrainec, Allan; Cassin, Stephanie

    2017-07-01

    Studies exploring the impact of pre-surgery psychiatric status as a predictor of health related quality of life (QOL) after bariatric surgery have been limited to short-term follow-up and variable use of psychosocial measures. We examined the effect of pre-operative psychiatric factors on QOL and weight loss 2-years after surgery. 156 patients participated in this prospective cohort study, the Toronto Bariatric Psychosocial Cohort Study, between 2010 and 2014. Patients were assessed pre-surgery for demographic factors, weight, psychiatric diagnosis using the MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview and symptom measures for QOL, depression and anxiety at pre-surgery and at 1 and 2years post-surgery. At 2-years post-bariatric surgery, patients experienced a significant decrease in mean weight (-48.43kg, 95% [-51.1, -45.76]) and an increase only in physical QOL (+18.91, 95% [17.01, 20.82]) scores as compared to pre-surgery. Multivariate regression analysis identified pre-surgery physical QOL score (psurgery weight (psurgery. Bariatric surgery had a sustained impact on physical QOL but not mental QOL at 2-years post-surgery. A history of mood disorder unexpectedly increased physical QOL scores and weight loss following surgery. Further research is needed to determine if these results are due to bariatric surgery candidate selection within this program. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Bedside screening to detect oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients with neurological disorders: an updated systematic review.

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    Kertscher, Berit; Speyer, Renée; Palmieri, Maria; Plant, Chris

    2014-04-01

    Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a highly prevalent comorbidity in neurological patients and presents a serious health threat, which may le to outcomes of aspiration pneumonia ranging from hospitalization to death. Therefore, an early identification of risk followed by an accurate diagnosis of oropharyngeal dysphagia is fundamental. This systematic review provides an update of currently available bedside screenings to identify oropharyngeal dysphagia in neurological patients. An electronic search was carried out in the databases PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, and PsychInfo (formerly PsychLit), and all hits from 2008 up to December 2012 were included in the review. Only studies with sufficient methodological quality were considered, after which the psychometric characteristics of the screening tools were determined. Two relevant bedside screenings were identified, with a minimum sensitivity and specificity of ≥70 and ≥60 %, respectively.

  8. HEALTH INFO SANTE ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLE AND REIMBURSEMENT CLAIMS: HINTS FOR USE

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    Information from the CHIS Board and the Personnel DivisionOne should bear in mind that the annual deductible is an amount (currently CHF 100) charged automatically by the Administrator of the scheme for every adult aged 18 and above. This is what happens: The amount is deducted annually for all medical services received over a calendar year.It is triggered by the date of the treatment and not by the date of the bill nor that of the reimbursement claim.In other words, if you receive medical treatment in December for the first time in a given year, the CHF 100 will be deducted from the claim for that treatment. So, except for urgent cases, it would be better to wait till the following month, thus avoiding one annual deductible.It is also worth remembering that the cost of processing our reimbursement claims - and there were 55, 000 in 1998 - is part of the cost of our insurance.Help keep administrative costs down : do not submit reimbursement claims for amounts less than the annual deductible unless your claims...

  9. HEALTH INFO SANTÉ – REMINDER ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLE AND REIMBURSEMENT CLAIMS HINTS FOR USE

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    2000-01-01

    Information from the CHIS Board and the Human Resources Division:Annual deductible and reimbursement claims: hints for useOne should bear in mind that the annual deductible is an amount (currently CHF 100) charged automatically by the Administrator of the scheme for every adult aged 18 and above. This is what happens: The amount is deducted annually for all medical services received over a calendar year.It is triggered by the date of the treatment and neither by the date of the bill nor that of the reimbursement claim.In other words, if you receive medical treatment in December for the first time in a given year, the CHF 100 will be deducted from the claim for that treatment. So, except for urgent cases, it would be better to wait till the following month, thus avoiding one annual deductible.It is also worth remembering that the cost of processing our reimbursement claims - and there were 54, 000 in 1999 - is part of the cost of our insurance.Help keep administrative costs down: do not submit reimbursement cl...

  10. Tropical Freshwater Biology, 19(1) (2010) 11 - 18 11 www.ajol.info ...

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    Dr Ndome

    PROXIMATE COMPOSITION AND NUTRITIONAL VALUES OF SOME. COMMONLY CONSUMED ... Nutritional value of fishes caught in the open sea and oceans is greatly dependent on proper shipping, storage and ... the absence of collagenous fibres and tendons in fish muscle, which is characteristic of land animals ...

  11. InfoSyll: A Syllabary Providing Statistical Information on Phonological and Orthographic Syllables

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    Chetail, Fabienne; Mathey, Stephanie

    2010-01-01

    There is now a growing body of evidence in various languages supporting the claim that syllables are functional units of visual word processing. In the perspective of modeling the processing of polysyllabic words and the activation of syllables, current studies investigate syllabic effects with subtle manipulations. We present here a syllabary of…

  12. EDUKIT: INFO-EDUCATIONAL PLATFORM ENABLING TO CREATE WEBSITES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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    Svitlana O. Ryzhykova

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with the national secondary school problems of computerization and informatization. The solution of the problems can be probably made by the modern technologies usage, including the information representation on the web-sites. Sites development for the government-financed educational institutions is connected with a number of difficulties which, as a rule, are causes of failure from an own site creation. The social open informational and educational platform «EDUkIT» which makes it possible for the Ukrainian schools to create sites independently and at no cost with their further development in a uniform school network, and also, at necessity, to build an internal local school system is presented in the given article.

  13. All rights reserved www.ajol.info and www.bioline.org.br/ja Drought ...

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    ADOWIE PERE

    time-scales across global land biomes. Proc Natl Acad. Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 2; 110(1): 52–57. Shen, M; Zhang, G; Cong, N; Wang, S; Kong,W; Piao, S. (2014). Increasing altitudinal gradient of spring vegetation phenology during the last decade on the. QinghaieTibetan Plateau. Agricultural and Forest. Meteorology, 189e190 ...

  14. Info Source | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le développement ...

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    Ces groupes sont les suivants : services de gestion et de surveillance, services de communications, services juridiques, services de gestion des ressources ... Activités mises en oeuvre dans le but de se procurer les biens et les services requis pour répondre à une demande dûment remplie (y compris une définition ...

  15. Eesti võitlus terroriohuga piirdub info kogumisega / Kaarel Kaas, Rasmus Kagge

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    Kaas, Kaarel, 1978-

    2002-01-01

    Luureinfo kogumine, analüüsimine ja sõbralikele riikidele edastamine on praktiliselt kõik, mida Eesti saab terrorismivastases võitluses teha, leiab kaitseministeeriumi avalike suhete osakonna juhataja

  16. Korteriühistute liit paneb vajaliku info inimkeelde / Valentina Alte ; interv. Sirle Sommer-Kalda

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    Alte, Valentina

    2004-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Severnoje Poberezhje, 1. juuni 2004, lk. 5. Eesti korteriühistute liidu Narvas avatava esinduse juht rõhutab ühistute liitu astumise vajalikkust, liidu ülesannet anda ühistutele infot inimestele arusaadavas keeles ning peab liidu tähtsaks ülesandeks mõjutada seadusandlust nii, et see oleks korteriühistutele vastuvõetav

  17. 77 FR 4815 - Ace Info Solutions, Inc., and Information International Associates; Transfer of Data

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    2012-01-31

    ... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action applies to the... information from unauthorized release and to handle it in accordance with the FIFRA Information Security... subcontractor, Information International Associates, will be maintained by EPA project officers for this...

  18. QUALITY MANAGEMENT OPERATION MECHANISMS FOR THE PROTECTION OF INFORMATION IN THE INFO-COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

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    S. V. Belokurov

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the list of facilities and necessary procedures to protect against threats of violation of information availability in terms of exposure to malware in ICT systems and principles conceptual design of mechanisms, antivirus protection, implemented in the form of a component of a software complex for protection of information. This development allows us to formulate the principles of conceptual design of mechanisms, antivirus protection, implemented in the form of a component of a complex of software tools of information security. Special this valuable development for the implementation of procedures for the management of complex organizationaltechnical systems. Streamlining usually has one or any combination of the following objectives (attitudes: rationality, efficiency, improvement of the system. The aim of good governance (e.g. anti-malware is the preservation of the existing structure and system parameters under certain constraints (e.g., constraints on computing resources. If you cannot provide the management on a rational basis, it becomes necessary to change the parameters (parametric synthesis or search for and select the set of admissible structures effective on the criteria of structure (structural synthesis. Note that in this case we are talking about effectiveness for a given period of time, as social and scientific progress inevitably lead to a change of criteria effectiveness evaluation.

  19. Tropical Freshwater Biology, 19(1) (2010) 1- 10 1 www.ajol.info ...

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    Dr Osondu

    that conductivity, total hardness, nitrate and ammonium were remarkably high in the subsurface water sourced ponds while temperature, turbidity, chloride, dissolved oxygen concentration and nitrite were high in the surface water sourced ponds. Higher turbidity in the ponds with water replenishment from surface water did ...

  20. HEALTH INFO Information from the CHISBoard and Personnel Division: ABOUT BILLS FROM HOPITAL DE LA TOUR

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    The tariff agreement signed by CERN (and other international organisations) with Hôpital de La Tour specifies that all bills paid within 30 days of the date of the invoice will enjoy a discount, to be deducted by the payer. The bills are labelled with a message to this effect.Physicians' fees, personal expenses as well as services from outside providers (e.g. ambulance companies or external laboratories) are however not part of the discount agreement. Bills for hospitalisation (i.e. with a stay in hospital longer than 28h) are normally directly paid by AUSTRIA, acting as a third-party payer.In May this year, Hôpital de La Tour introduced a new (Y2K compliant) accounting and invoicing system. This implementation did not go as smoothly as planned and delayed the issuing of bills by two months. During the summer period, a special team of temporary staff was put in place to catch up on the delay. As a result of this, some bills were produced that contained errors and the sticky label mentionin...

  1. Convergence of knowledge, technology and society beyond convergence of nano-bio-info-cognitive technologies

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    Bainbridge, William; Tonn, Bruce; Whitesides, George

    2013-01-01

    Convergence of knowledge and technology for the benefit of society (CKTS) is the core opportunity for progress in the 21st century, based on five principles: (1) the interdependence of all components of nature and society, (2) enhancement of creativity and innovation through evolutionary processes of convergence that combine existing principles, and divergence that generates new ones, (3) decision analysis for research and development based on system-logic deduction, (4) higher-level cross-domain languages to generate new solutions and support transfer of new knowledge, and (5) vision-inspired basic research embodied in grand challenges. Solutions are outlined for key societal challenges, including creating new industries and jobs, improving lifelong wellness and human potential, achieving personalized and integrated healthcare and education, and securing a sustainable quality of life for all. This report provides a ten-year “NBIC2” vision within a longer-term framework for converging technology and human...

  2. Parlamentide info- ja analüüsiteenistuste koostöövõrgud / Aare Kasemets

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    Kasemets, Aare, 1963-

    2003-01-01

    Euroopa parlamentide teabe- ja analüüsiteenistused ning raamatukogud teevad koostööd mitmes võrgustikus, millest kaks suuremat on Euroopa Parlamendiuuringute ja -dokumentatsiooni Keskus (ECPRD) ning Rahvusvaheline Raamatukoguühingute ja -institutsioonide Liidu (IFLA) parlamendisektsioon. Ülevaade koostöövõrgustikest. Tabel: ECPRD seminarid 2002. ja 2003. aastal

  3. From Cloud to Mobile: Drawing down Big Info into Little Apps

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    Herther, Nancy K.

    2011-01-01

    With the release of Google's App Inventor for Android, though still officially in beta, the company sought to make app development "simple but powerful" so that teachers could create study tips and quizzes, anyone could create geographic information systems (GIS) to help people find their way to some destination, and people could communicate over…

  4. E-Commerce, Two-Sided Markets and Info-Mediation

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    Gaudeul, Alexandre; Jullien, Bruno

    2005-01-01

    Participants in a market, buyers and sellers, may need the service of an intermediary who will put them into contact and give them information about their potential trading partner. The intermediary chooses what price it will charge to each side to have access to its service. It also chooses what information it will reveal, for example to the buyer about the value of the seller’s product. In a market with network externalities, it would be optimal that everybody had access to the other side, ...

  5. Meediaekspert: vene inimesed väsivad infosõjast / Valeri Solovei ; intervjueerinud Taavi Minnik

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    Solovei, Valeri

    2015-01-01

    Intervjuu Venemaa Välisministeeriumi Moskva Riikliku Rahvusvaheliste Suhete Instituudi avalike suhete kateedri juhataja professor Valeri Soloveiga, kellelt ilmus raamat "Fake - absoluutne relv", mis keskendub meediamanipulatsioonidele ja propagandale. Nendel teemadel räägib ta ka intervjuus

  6. Lihula sammas kui Vene relv infosõjas / Marko Mihkelson ; interv. Urmo Kübar

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    Mihkelson, Marko, 1969-

    2004-01-01

    Lihula mälestusmärgi kasutamisest Venemaa Eesti-vastases propagandas, Lääneriikide suhtumisest nimetatud mälestusmärki ja vajadusest järgida euroopalikke väärtushinnanguid. Vt. samas: Mis Lihulas 2. septembril toimus?

  7. THE CONTROVERSIES OF SELF – FROM (INFO ETHICS TO CYBER TERROR

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    Jefferson Cabral Azevedo

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The media relations make possible new structural arrangements regarding the constructions of identities and new paradigms relating to ethical and moral assumptions. Psychic formation processes are influenced by several variables that are interrelated in an open system, converging in anthropological, environmental, genetic, psychological, historical and social factors that determine relational interaction behaviors. However, in virtual cities where flow-image, timelessness and non-place reign, they enable new psychic arrangements and a greater plasticity and speed in processing information and generating knowledge. At this conjectural point, where technology is a key factor that permeates the interactions and offers unknowns in the construction of identities, a new order without standards is established, which rules ethical parameters. The results catalyzed by the speed of exchanges of information characterize deviant and antisocial behaviors that can bring uncountable damage to every human being basic rights.

  8. Universal SAT® Policy Boosts 4-Year College Enrollment. Info to Go™ 2015-1

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    Hurwitz, Michael; Smith, Jonathan; Niu, Sunny; Howell, Jessica

    2015-01-01

    Maine replaced its existing high school statewide assessment with the SAT® and administered the exam to almost all public high school juniors. A primary goal of this policy change was to increase 4-year college enrollment by public school students in Maine. This brief report provides an overview of the data, research methodology employed, as well…

  9. Page 1 Tropical Freshwater Biology, 14 (2005) 9-18 9 WW.aol. info ...

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    However, the pattern and distribution of the rings On both hard structures was used in age/growth estimation. Keywords: Citharinus Citharus, otolith, age, growth, tropics. INTRODUCTION. The moon fish, Citharinus Citharus (Geoffrey and St. Hilaire, 1809) inhabits open. Waters of creeks, rivers and lakes (Reed et al., 1967, ...

  10. Professor Massimiano Bucchi: võtmetähtsusega on info kvaliteet / intervjueerinud Arko Olesk

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    Bucchi, Massimiano

    2013-01-01

    Intervjuu Trento ülikooli professori Massimiano Bucchiga, kes esines Tallinna Ülikooli Kommunikatsiooni Instituudi korraldatud teaduskommunikatsiooni seminaril, tema ettekanne rääkis vahendajate kriisist

  11. Depression screening with patient-targeted feedback in cardiology: DEPSCREEN-INFO randomised clinical trial.

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    Löwe, Bernd; Blankenberg, Stefan; Wegscheider, Karl; König, Hans-Helmut; Walter, Dirk; Murray, Alexandra M; Gierk, Benjamin; Kohlmann, Sebastian

    2017-02-01

    International guidelines advocate depression screening in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and other chronic illnesses, but evidence is lacking. To test the differential efficacy of written patient-targeted feedback v. no written patient feedback after depression screening. Patients with CHD or hypertension from three cardiology settings were randomised and screened for depression (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01879111). Compared with the control group, where only cardiologists received written feedback, in the intervention group both cardiologists and patients received written feedback regarding depression status. Depression severity was measured 1 month (primary outcome) and 6 months after screening. The control group (n = 220) and the patient-feedback group (n = 155) did not differ in depression severity 1 month after screening. Six months after screening, the patient-feedback group showed significantly greater improvements in depression severity and was twice as likely to seek information about depression compared with the control group. Patient-targeted feedback in addition to screening has a significant but small effect on depression severity after 6 months and may encourage patients to take an active role in the self-management of depression. © The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2017.

  12. Info/information theory: speakers choose shorter words in predictive contexts.

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    Mahowald, Kyle; Fedorenko, Evelina; Piantadosi, Steven T; Gibson, Edward

    2013-02-01

    A major open question in natural language research is the role of communicative efficiency in the origin and on-line processing of language structures. Here, we use word pairs like chimp/chimpanzee, which differ in length but have nearly identical meanings, to investigate the communicative properties of lexical systems and the communicative pressures on language users.If language is designed to be information-theoretically optimal, then shorter words should convey less information than their longer counterparts, when controlling for meaning. Consistent with this prediction, a corpus analysis revealed that the short form of our meaning-matched pairs occurs in more predictive contexts than the longer form. Second, a behavioral study showed that language users choose the short form more often in predictive contexts, suggesting that tendencies to be information-theoretically efficient manifest in explicit behavioral choices. Our findings, which demonstrate the prominent role of communicative efficiency in the structure of the lexicon, complement and extend the results of Piantadosi, Tily, and Gibson (2011), who showed that word length is better correlated with Shannon information content than with frequency. Crucially, we show that this effect arises at least in part from active speaker choice. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Listening Cloze Meets Info-Gap: A Hybrid Activity to Exploit Listening Materials

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    Vargas, Juan Pablo Zúñiga

    2015-01-01

    In twenty-first-century language teaching, the class should be student-centered and provide learners with skills that empower them in real-life situations. In this regard, it is commonly said that practice makes perfect. It therefore makes sense for teachers to ask themselves how much their listening activities demand from students and to evaluate…

  14. Response to Burgman and Regan: the elephant in the rhetoric on info-gap decision theory.

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    Sniedovich, Moshe

    2014-01-01

    The formal, rigorous assessment of IGDT in Sniedovich (2012) reveals that this theory's central pillar, namely its robustness model, is a reinvention of a well-established model of local robustness, known universally as radius of stability (circa 1960). As a matter of fact, this robustness model is a simple model derived from Wald's famous maximin paradigm (circa 1940). This means that had there been any gap in the state of the art that IGDT could have possibly presumed to fill, this gap had already been filled decades ago, well before IGDT was even contemplated. The conclusion therefore is that there is no gap in the state of the art that IGDT does fill, or can possibly fill, or is called upon to fill. Also, since IGDT is based on a definition of local robustness, the theory is unsuitable for the treatment of a severe uncertainty of the type that this theory claims to address. Therefore, since the theory claims to be particularly suitable for the treatment of a severe, unbounded uncertainty, the inevitable conclusion is that this theory constitutes a voodoo decision theory par excellence. Fig. 1 speaks for itself so that no amount of rhetoric can explain this fact away. The Letter's attempt to brush off valid, rigorous, well-documented criticism of IGDT as "... haggling over terminology ..." is yet another attempt to avoid dealing with the elephant in the IGDT room. Nothing will be gained from the use of misleading rhetorics to argue that ideas, models, techniques, approaches, etc., that go back to the 1940s and 1960s, are IGDT innovations. But more than this, what good can come of misapplications of these ideas in applied ecology and conservation biology? In the Appendix, I address a more intriguing question, namely: QUESTION 2: What could possibly be the rationale that motivated a search for a (nonexistent) gap in the state of the art for IGDT to fill?

  15. [Treatment duration of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis: 6 months or more? TB-INFO database analysis].

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    Bouchikh, S; Stirnemann, J; Prendki, V; Porcher, R; Kesthmand, H; Morin, A-S; Cruaud, P; Rouaghe, S; Farge, D; Fain, O

    2012-12-01

    The recommended duration of pulmonary tuberculosis therapy is 6 months. For extrapulmonary tuberculosis, treatment duration depends on tuberculosis involvement and HIV status. The objective of this study was to describe the main characteristics of a cohort of extrapulmonary tuberculosis patients, to compare patients with a 6-month treatment to those with more than a 6-month treatment, and to analyze the compliance of medical centres with recommended duration of treatment. A retrospective cohort study of 210 patients with extrapulmonary tuberculosis was carried from January 1999 to December 2006 in two hospitals in the north-east of Paris. These patients were treated with quadruple therapy during two months, followed by dual therapy during 4 months (n=77) or more (n=66). The characteristics of each group were compared by uni- and multivariate analysis. The primary endpoint was the rate of relapse or treatment failure at 24-month follow-up after treatment completion. No relapse was observed after 24 months of follow-up after the end of treatment in the two groups. In univariate analysis, patients with lymph node tuberculosis were more often treated for 6 months than at other sites of tuberculosis (respectively 61% versus 40.9%; P=0.02); the decision of treatment duration was related to medical practices (79.2% treated 6 months in one hospital versus 20.7% in the other, P<0.001); patients living in private residence were more often treated during 6 months than patients living in residence (24.2% versus 10.3%, P=0.042). In multivariate analysis, only hospital (P=0.046), sex (P=0.007) and private residence were significantly different in each group. A period of 6 months seems to be sufficient to treat extrapulmonary tuberculosis (except for neuromeningeal localization). Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier SAS.

  16. Info edastamine üha killustuvamale auditooriumile / Kristel Härma

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    Härma, Kristel

    2015-01-01

    Internetis uudiste lugemise harjumuste ja tehtavate valikute põhjuste väljaselgitamiseks uuris magistritöö "Uudiste lugemine internetis noorte ja nooremate keskealiste hulgas" 40 internetis uudiste lugejat

  17. Career Info Quest: Using AASL Standards to Prepare Teens for the Future

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    Vent, Laura

    2010-01-01

    Any student will tell people that one question they've been asked repeatedly is "What do you want to be when you grow up?" From a young age, adults expect children to think about their future and to work toward a career goal. If teachers expect their students to be goal driven, career-oriented individuals, they need to provide them with ample…

  18. Biomedical informatics and the convergence of Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno (NBIC) technologies.

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    Martin-Sanchez, F; Maojo, V

    2009-01-01

    To analyze the role that biomedical informatics could play in the application of the NBIC Converging Technologies in the medical field and raise awareness of these new areas throughout the Biomedical Informatics community. Review of the literature and analysis of the reference documents in this domain from the biomedical informatics perspective. Detailing existing developments showing that partial convergence of technologies have already yielded relevant results in biomedicine (such as bioinformatics or biochips). Input from current projects in which the authors are involved is also used. Information processing is a key issue in enabling the convergence of NBIC technologies. Researchers in biomedical informatics are in a privileged position to participate and actively develop this new scientific direction. The experience of biomedical informaticians in five decades of research in the medical area and their involvement in the completion of the Human and other genome projects will help them participate in a similar role for the development of applications of converging technologies -particularly in nanomedicine. The proposed convergence will bring bridges between traditional disciplines. Particular attention should be placed on the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by the NBIC convergence. These technologies provide new directions for research and education in Biomedical Informatics placing a greater emphasis in multidisciplinary approaches.

  19. Online encyclopedia provides free health info for all. Interview by Fiona Fleck.

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    Heilman, James

    2013-01-01

    Within a decade, Wikipedia has become one of the most popular health-content web sites in the world. James Heilman talks to Fiona Fleck about how the once free-wheeling website is moving closer to a formal publication model.

  20. www.ajol.info and www.bioline.org.br/ja Application of Recycled ...

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    MICHAEL HORSFALL

    Application of Recycled Rubber from Scrap Tyres in the Adsorption of Toluene from. Aqueous Solution. *1AMENAGHAWON ... Results obtained indicate that recycled rubber from scrap tyres can be widely used as an adsorbent for the removal of toluene from ..... Asphalt Concrete Pavement. Indian Journal of. Engineering ...

  1. www.ajol.info www.bioline.org.br/ja The Abundance and ...

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    ADOWIE PERE

    and swimming. Station 2is situated downstream of the estuary with no human settlement. On the shorelines are thick vegetation of mangrove Rhizophorasp. and Nypa palm. The station is slightly deep and at low tide, the greater part of the bottom mud flat is exposed. Human activities in this station are minimal, with.

  2. The Structure of Cultural Life in Germany. Basis-Info: Cultural Life.

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    Stern, Susan

    This paper explains how cultural life in Germany is shared through public funding and support. Since culture is commonly accepted by Germans to be vital to the psychic health of the nation, public funding of culture is not a controversial issue. The expression "cultural federalism" is frequently used to describe the way in which…

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    In this research, sustainability indicators based on the SMART&D framework were prepared in Tange-Solak local area in. Zagros forest, Iran. Based on this, 7 indicators of ecosystem features were provided for evaluation of ... change, livestock overgrazing in the forest, and .... function for interpretation of a fuzzy indicator.

  4. EnviroInfo 2013. Environmental informatics and renewable energies. Proceedings. Pt. II

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    Page, Bernd; Fleischer, Andreas G.; Goebel, Johannes; Wohlgemuth, Volker (eds.)

    2013-07-01

    The second part of this conference book contains contributions to the following main topics: Sustainability; Sustainable simulation of manufacturing systems; Scaleable software solutions to support resource efficiency questions in SMEs: Concepts, applications, development; Environmental management information systems; Open government data, linked open data and eGovernment; GIS; Modelling environmental systems; Ecological systems; Environmental assessment and health. Furthermore it contains five contributions of the student workshop.

  5. InfoClim : Plateforme pour l'adaptation des communautés ...

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    Les changements climatiques posent un véritable défi aux communautés sahéliennes : celui de leur survie dans un environnement fragile et en mutation rapide. Pour y faire face les acteurs locaux et nationaux doivent prendre conscience du phénomène, suivre les changements sur le terrain et disposer des stratégies ...

  6. The basics of information security understanding the fundamentals of InfoSec in theory and practice

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    Andress, Jason

    2014-01-01

    As part of the Syngress Basics series, The Basics of Information Security provides you with fundamental knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. Author Jason Andress gives you the basic knowledge needed to understand the key concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and then dives into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operational, physical, network, application, and operating system security. The Basics of Information Security gives you clear-non-technical explanations of how infosec works and how to apply these princi

  7. Elderly & Ict : a need and urgency for an effective info-inclusion

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    Gil, Henrique

    2013-01-01

    It is a fact that the world is aging and the developed countries are the most affected by this reality. In consequence, the majority of the population comprehends elderly people. The present knowledge society is characterized by technologies, digital devices and by the so called ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and most present-day activities uses those devices. Recently, several expressions and services have introduced the ‘e’ and it is common to talk about e-commerce, e-lear...

  8. Sport in Germany. Basis-Info: Social Policy. In-Press.

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    Beitz, Steffen

    This report describes sports in Germany, explaining that sport is part of Germany's culture. Popular sports are enjoyed by both the public and private sector. Germany has a well-developed club and association sector. One in three Germans belongs to a sports organization. A major feature of sport in Germany is its autonomy. Popular sports begin in…

  9. Motion Sensorless Control of BLDC PM Motor with Offline FEM Info Assisted State Observer

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    Stirban, Alin; Boldea, Ion; Andreescu, Gheorghe-Daniel

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes a new offline FEM assisted position and speed observer, for brushless dc (BLDC) PM motor drive sensorless control, based on the line-to-line PM flux linkage estimation. The zero-crossing of the line-to-line PM flux linkage occurs right in the middle of two commutation points...

  10. Top Cited Scholars in Multicultural Counseling: A Citation Analysis of Journal Articles in PsycINFO

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    Piotrowski, Chris

    2013-01-01

    The area of multicultural counseling is a sub-field of the counseling profession and research in this specialty has proliferated at a rapid pace over the past 20 years. In order to gauge emergent trends in multicultural counseling, researchers have conducted content analyses of scholarly documents like journals and books. A related methodology…

  11. USA-s tõsteti terroriohtu kolm aastat vana info peale

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    2004-01-01

    Al-Qaida arvutieksperdilt Muhammad Naeem Noor Khaanilt, kes tabati Pakistanis, saadi kätte mitmeid dokumente, luureinfot ja skeeme. Enamik infot oli kogutud enne 11. septembril 2001. aastal toimunud terrorirünnakuid

  12. Turning Techno-Savvy into Info-Savvy: Authentically Integrating Information Literacy into the College Curriculum

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    Brown, Cecelia; Murphy, Teri J.; Nanny, Mark

    2003-01-01

    It is no longer effective to provide information literacy instruction that is thought to be "good for" college students, but rather, instruction must focus on the learning styles and preferences of the target population. This case study reports a series of hands-on/minds-on information literacy activities that dissolve student's misconception that…

  13. Determination of radon flux rates in a uranium mine, Cluff Lake, Saskatchewan. Report No. INFO-0347

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    In 1986, the Atomic Energy Control Board completed a project in which a computer model (VENTRAD) was developed to model underground mine ventilation systems. The accuracy of the radon/radon daughter concentration predictions by the computer model depend on the input parameters describing the radon source term. At present, there is a lack of reliable data on radon sources in general and in uranium mines in particular. This study determined the flux of radon emitted per unit surface area in selected locations of Amok Ltd.'s underground Cluff Lake uranium mine; measured parameters that can have an influence on radon flux; tested the VENTRAD computer program using the input parameters measured in the mine; and determined the total flux of radon per unit surface area from the total amount of radon exhausted from the mine and the total surface area of the mine openings.

  14. Clinton: USA kaotab infosõjas Hiina, Venemaa ja Al Jazeeraga / Kaivo Kopli

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    Kopli, Kaivo

    2011-01-01

    USA välisministri Hillary Clintoni hinnangul on USA propaganda nõrgenenud ning USA mõjuvõim väheneb pidevalt. H. Clintoni vastusest Senati väliskomisjonis senaator Richard Lugari küsimusele USA pingutustest diplomaatilise kommunikatsiooni vallas

  15. Introduction to Information Visualization (InfoVis) Techniques for Model-Based Systems Engineering

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    Sindiy, Oleg; Litomisky, Krystof; Davidoff, Scott; Dekens, Frank

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents insights that conform to numerous system modeling languages/representation standards. The insights are drawn from best practices of Information Visualization as applied to aerospace-based applications.

  16. Upper-Secondary Agricultural Course. A Suggested Three-Year Teacher's Guide. InfoTVE 13.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

    This teacher's guide provides syllabi for a 3-year program for upper secondary agricultural programs in rural agricultural schools. Part 1 contains an introduction, recommendations for early morning practical classes, and suggestions for scheduling of theoretical classes. Part 2 consists of the syllabi. Each syllabus offers a content outline. The…

  17. Constraints in models and implementations of (VR) geo-info systems

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    Louwsma, J.; Zlatanova, S.; Lammeren, van, ACAP Andre; Oosterom

    2005-01-01

    Constraints are important elements of every modelling process but until now they have not received much attention in GIS. In GIS, constraints are conditions, which always have to be valid (true) within the model populated with real geographic object instances. In this paper we argue that constraints should be part of the object class definition, similar to other aspects of the object class definition: attributes, methods, and relationships (generalization/specialization, part/whole, and assoc...

  18. Constraints in models and implementations of (VR) geo-info systems

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    Louwsma, J.; Zlatanova, S.; Lammeren, van R.J.A.; Oosterom, van P.

    2005-01-01

    Constraints are important elements of every modelling process but until now they have not received much attention in GIS. In GIS, constraints are conditions, which always have to be valid (true) within the model populated with real geographic object instances. In this paper we argue that constraints

  19. Methodological challenges when doing research that includes ethnic minorities

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    Morville, Anne-Le; Erlandsson, Lena-Karin

    2016-01-01

    minorities are included. Method: A thorough literature search yielded 21 articles obtained from the scientific databases PubMed, Cinahl, Web of Science and PsychInfo. Analysis followed Arksey and O’Malley’s framework for scoping reviews, applying content analysis. Results: The results showed methodological......Background: There are challenging methodological issues in obtaining valid and reliable results on which to base occupational therapy interventions for ethnic minorities. The aim of this scoping review is to describe the methodological problems within occupational therapy research, when ethnic...

  20. Isotretinoin, depression and suicide: a review of the evidence

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    Magin, Parker; Pond, Dimity; Smith, Wayne

    2005-01-01

    There is currently considerable controversy regarding a proposed causal relationship between the use of isotretinoin and depression and suicide. A search was made of the MEDLINE, EMBASE and PsychINFO databases using the search terms ‘isotretinoin’, ‘depression’ and ‘suicide’. Despite numerous case reports linking isotretinoin to depression, suicidal ideation and suicide, there is, as yet, no clear proof of an association. While isotretinoin, used to treat acne vulgaris, has not been demonstrated to be associated with depression or suicide, the possibility of a relatively rare idiosyncratic adverse effect remains. GPs have a role in the clinical application of these findings. PMID:15720936

  1. Stigmatization: the socio-psychological aspects (Part 1)

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    Bovina I.B.; Bovin B.G.

    2013-01-01

    According to the PsychInfo database analysis, conducted by B. Major and L. O'Brien [10], it is possible to discuss a “dramatic” increase of the number of articles in which attention is paid to the problem of stigma. During the period from 1965 to 1989, there were only 603 such papers, and in the period from 1990 to 2004 their number had increased almost 4 times to 2321. These indicators can be considered as evidence of this phenomenon being in the focus of researchers’ attention not only by c...

  2. Stigmatization: the socio-psychological aspects (Part 2)

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    Bovina I.B.; Bovin B.G.

    2014-01-01

    PsychInfo database analysis, conducted by B. Major and L. O'Brien [16], reveals a “dramatic” increase of the number of articles in which attention is paid to the problem of stigma. During the period from 1965 to 1989, there were only 603 such papers, and in the period from 1990 to 2004 their number had increased almost 4 times to 2321. These indicators can be considered as evidence of this phenomenon being in the focus of researchers’ attention not only by chance, and as an indication of the ...

  3. Publications on cross-cultural aspects of eating disorders

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    Soh, Nerissa Li-Wey; Walter, Garry

    2013-01-01

    Background The prevalence of eating disorders in the non-Western world appears to be increasing and much research into the cross-cultural aspects of eating disorders is needed. This bibliometric study analyses the profile of cross-cultural studies into eating disorders published from 1970 through to 2011. Results 1,417 articles were indexed by Medline and PsychInfo from 1970 to 2011. There has been an exponential increase in publications in this field. Four articles were published in 1970?74 ...

  4. Pellagra encephalopathy in the context of alcoholism: review and case report.

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    López, Marta; Olivares, José M; Berrios, German E

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the study was to review and describe the Alcoholic Pellagra Encephalopathy, a severe neuropsychiatric condition caused by a combination of niacin (vitamin B3) deficiency and alcohol abuse. PsychInfo, Medline and Embase databases were searched for peer-reviewed studies addressing this illness. A historical and conceptual review of the psychopathological aspects of this condition is offered, followed by the report of a patient with a history of chronic alcohol consumption showing signs of pellagra, delusions and visual hallucinations, which was treated successfully with niacin. Pellagra encephalopathy should still be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute psychotic disorders seen in the context of chronic alcoholism.

  5. Virtual reality in the psychological treatment for mental health problems: An systematic review of recent evidence.

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    Valmaggia, Lucia R; Latif, Leila; Kempton, Matthew J; Rus-Calafell, Maria

    2016-02-28

    The aim of this paper is to provide a review of controlled studies of the use of Virtual Reality in psychological treatment (VRT). Medline, PsychInfo, Embase and Web of Science were searched. Only studies comparing immersive virtual reality to a control condition were included. The search resulted in 1180 articles published between 2012 and 2015, of these, 24 were controlled studies. The reviewed studies confirm the effectiveness of VRT compared to treatment as usual, and show similar effectiveness when VRT is compared to conventional treatments. Current developments and future research are discussed. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Suicídio entre pessoas idosas: revisão da literatura

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    Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo; Fátima Gonçalves Cavalcante

    2010-01-01

    Foi realizada revisão da literatura sobre os principais fatores associados à ideação, tentativas e suicídio propriamente dito de pessoas idosas. Foram pesquisadas as seguintes bases de dados: MEDLINE, PsychInfo, SciELO e Biblioteca Virtual em Violência e Saúde da BIREME, referentes ao período de 1980 a 2008. Foram selecionadas e analisadas 52 referências, que mostraram forte relação entre ideação, tentativas e efetivação do ato fatal em pessoas idosas, que resulta da interação de fatores comp...

  7. Loud Music Listening

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    Petrescu, Nicolae

    2008-01-01

    Over the past four decades, there has been increasing interest in the effects of music listening on hearing. The purpose of this paper is to review published studies that detail the noise levels, the potential effects (e.g. noise-induced hearing loss), and the perceptions of those affected by music exposure in occupational and non-occupational settings. The review employed Medline, PubMed, PsychINFO, and the World Wide Web to find relevant studies in the scientific literature. Considered in t...

  8. Características individuais e contextuais associadas ao bullying entre escolares no Brasil

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    Catarina Machado Azeredo

    2015-01-01

    O bullying escolar é um importante problema de saúde pública que vem sendo extensivamente estudado em países de alta renda. Nos países de baixa e média renda, características individuais e contextuais associadas ao bullying são pouco conhecidas. A presente tese é composta por três estudos. O estudo 1 objetivou realizar revisão sistemática sobre fatores contextuais associados ao bullying escolar. A busca utilizou as bases de dados MEDLINE, PsychInfo, Web of Knowledge e SciELO. Trinta e um estu...

  9. Landscapes of The Mind: The Setting as Psyche in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter And F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Landscapes of The Mind: The Setting as Psyche in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter And F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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    Cruce Stark

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available In the closing moment of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gateby, Nick returns for one last look at what once was Gateby's house. But instead of physical buildings, he has a vision of an earlier time, a vision of the "old island" that "flowered once for Dutch sailor's eyes -- a fresh green breast of the new world." "For a transitory enchanted moment," Nick thinks, "man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder (182." In the closing moment of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gateby, Nick returns for one last look at what once was Gateby's house. But instead of physical buildings, he has a vision of an earlier time, a vision of the "old island" that "flowered once for Dutch sailor's eyes -- a fresh green breast of the new world." "For a transitory enchanted moment," Nick thinks, "man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder (182."

  10. Mental health and psychiatry research in Brazil: scientific production from 1999 to 2003.

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    Razzouk, Denise; Zorzetto, Ricardo; Dubugras, Maria Thereza; Gerolin, Jerônimo; Mari, Jair de Jesus

    2006-08-01

    To assess the extent of mental health scientific production in Brazil from 1999 to 2003, and to identify the nature of the publications generated, their sources of finance and the ways of publicly disseminating the research findings. Searches for publications were conducted in the Medline and PsychInfo databases for the period 1999-2003. A semi-structured questionnaire developed by an international team was applied to 626 mental health researchers, covering each interviewee's educational background, research experience, access to funding sources, public impact and research priorities. The sample was composed by 626 mental health researchers identified from 792 publications indexed on Medline and PsychInfo databases for the period above, and from a list of reviewers of Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria. In Brazil, 792 publications were produced by 525 authors between 1999 and 2003 (441 indexed in Medline and 398 in the ISI database). The main topics were: depression (29.1%), substance misuse (14.6%), psychoses (10%), childhood disorders (7%) and dementia (6.7%). Among the 626 Brazilian mental health researchers, 329 answered the questionnaire. There were steadily increasing numbers of Brazilian articles on mental health published in foreign journals from 1999 to 2003: the number of articles in Medline tripled and it doubled in the ISI database. The content of these articles corresponded to the priorities within mental health, but there is a need for better interlinking between researchers and mental health policymakers.

  11. Patsiendiportaalide avamine e-tervise teenuste pakkujatele on uus suundumus tervise infosüsteemide arendamisel / Siim Nahkur

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    Nahkur, Siim

    2013-01-01

    Ülevaade 13.-15. mail 2013 Dublinis toimunud Euroopa e-tervise ja sellega seotud meditsiinitehnoloogiate arendamisele pühendatud konverentsil käsitletud teemadest ning patsiendi personaalse terviseloo süsteemi arendamisest Eestis

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    Relying on the comparative study of Nigeria and South Africa, it is the contention in this paper that ethnic conflict which has been at the heart of African countries development problem is a product of skewed economy, authoritarian governance and religious bigotry. There is no gainsaying the fact that African countries in ...

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    Its learning areas include conflict, conscience, violence, non-violence, impulse control, anger management, kindness, forgiveness, empathy and reconciliation. The results showed the baseline and post-intervention bio-demographic characteristics of the treatment arms to be comparable, thus suggesting baseline group ...

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    Several studies also reveal that, on the average, girls performed better than boys due to the fact that education represents for girls the only gateway to the outside world, in particular to the world of work, andas a means to escape family restrictions and rise above the situation of women. In addition the employment of women ...

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    Availability of safe andeffective contraceptive and high quality reproductive health counseling can help a woman practice safer sex anddetermine her future childbearing on a more responsible and informed basis. Therefore, a study to determine howknowledge on contraceptives influenced fertility choices was conducted in ...

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    Results. Thirty-four per cent of the hospital's workers had metabolic syndrome, the same percentage were at high risk of developing metabolic syndrome, 28.7% were obese, and 27.3% were overweight. Female gender was found to be strongly ...

  17. ¿Noticias o carteles electorales? - Imagen política en prensa e info-propaganda

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    Lic. M. Teresa Roncero Villa; Dr. Víctor F. Sampedro Blanco

    1998-01-01

    Este trabajo se ocupa de la difusión de la imagen periodística de los líderes políticos en épocas de campaña electoral. Partimos de la base de que existe una tensión entre la maquinaria propagandística de los partidos políticos, que pretende crear una imagen estilizada de los candidatos, y la difusión que los medios hacen de dicha imagen prefabricada. Hablamos de difusión mediática como "espejo de distinta curvatura" que "refleja [encuadra] selectivamente" (Tichenor, Donohue y Olien, 1980) la...

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    This raises questions of selection and grading of material to be incorporated into syllabi and textbooks. This paper argues that Southern African language syllabi need a paradigm shift in order to better reflect an African society seeking to reaffirm its identity after decades of oppression. There is need to open up the language ...

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    The formulation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) in 2001 and its adoption by the African Union (AU) as the continent's blueprint policy document for development engendered a lot of optimism. This optimism resulted partly from the willingness of African governments to voluntarily undertake what the ...

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    Thirty (11%) had no reliable means of income. Unemployed persons and students constituted the highest percentage of the subjects (18% and 17% respectively). A low socio-economic status and poor housing conditions typified by overcrowding and poor ventilation characterized the TB patients in this study. TB control ...

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    The study revealed that decreased mobility as a result of home accident had a high effect on their physical well- being. ... Social Work education should stretch its arms out to embrace erotological training for its students so that social workers trained in this discipline will develop an awareness of the needs of rapidly growing ...

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    ... paper assessed the effects of property rights to land on household food security in the Savanna zone of northern Nigeria. The paper analyzed household expenditure profile, examined households' tenure and land use factors, determined the effect of these factors on household foodsecurity status, and predicted/classified ...

  3. 2017-12-09T05:40:54Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    The types were: i) Strong intention to have safer sex - due to parents, fear, future plans or self-respect; ii) Strong intention to have safer sex - learning through experience and bad examples; iii) Unsafe sex - impact of male dominance and sexual power; iv) Unsafe sex - multiple factors interacting with sexual behaviour and v) ...

  4. 2017-11-14T17:13:16Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/46452 2017-11-14T17:13:16Z lnr:ART Africa and Africans in the Linguistic Worldview of Russians (From the Results of the 'Associative' Experiment) Ude, FE This research paper attempts to explore the linguistic consciousness of ...

  5. 2018-02-28T10:02:01Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/50050 2018-02-28T10:02:01Z pelj:ART Traditional leadership and independent bantustans of south africa: some milestones of transformative constitutionalism beyond apartheid Khunou, S.K The object of this article is to explore and ...

  6. 2018-02-16T21:35:53Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/54006 2018-02-16T21:35:53Z mlr:ART Sub-National Constitutions in Ethiopia: Towards Entrenching Constitutionalism at State Level Regassa, T Ethiopia's federalism is often studied from the perspective of the “centre”.1 The result of this ...

  7. Informatics in radiology (infoRAD): introduction to the language of three-dimensional imaging with multidetector CT.

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    Dalrymple, Neal C; Prasad, Srinivasa R; Freckleton, Michael W; Chintapalli, Kedar N

    2005-01-01

    The recent proliferation of multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) has led to an increase in the creation and interpretation of images in planes other than the traditional axial plane. Powerful three-dimensional (3D) applications improve the utility of detailed CT data but also create confusion among radiologists, technologists, and referring clinicians when trying to describe a particular method or type of image. Designing examination protocols that optimize data quality and radiation dose to the patient requires familiarity with the concepts of beam collimation and section collimation as they apply to multi-detector row CT. A basic understanding of the time-limited nature of projection data and the need for thin-section axial reconstruction for 3D applications is necessary to use the available data effectively in clinical practice. The axial reconstruction data can be used to create nonaxial two-dimensional images by means of multiplanar reformation. Multiplanar images can be thickened into slabs with projectional techniques such as average, maximum, and minimum intensity projection; ray sum; and volume rendering. By assigning a full spectrum of opacity values and applying color to the tissue classification system, volume rendering provides a robust and versatile data set for advanced imaging applications. (c) RSNA, 2005.

  8. 2017-10-30T12:20:08Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/55481 2017-10-30T12:20:08Z saje:ART Victims of educator-targeted bullying: a qualitative study de Wet, C bullying; content analysis; ecological theory; educators; South Africa I report on findings emanating from in-depth personal ...

  9. 2017-10-31T21:24:54Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    Key public health concerns surrounding the marketing of tobacco, alcohol and fast-food products include misuse and poor nutrition. ... and to determine whether respondents varied in theirperceptions of such sponsorships according to the demographics of gender, alcohol consumption, smoking, eating, and exercise habits.

  10. 2017-11-05T01:13:10Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/51313 2017-11-05T01:13:10Z ajprs:ART Disability Care in Nigeria: The need for professional advocacy Amusat, N disability, advocacy, physical therapy, legislation Physical therapists (PTs) as rehabilitation experts, have a unique role to ...

  11. 2018-02-13T09:07:27Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/46596 2018-02-13T09:07:27Z lwati:ART Child Battering Tendencies in ... of ambition of National Philosophy of Education in Nigeria which requires the promotion of physical, emotional and psychological development of all children, ...

  12. 2017-10-15T00:30:22Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/49145 2017-10-15T00:30:22Z wsa:ART The current and potential ... Median intakes of nutrients such asenergy, vitamin A and calcium for children in rural households with crop and livestock production, although raised, were still below ...

  13. 2017-10-30T11:50:39Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/47583 2017-10-30T11:50:38Z afrrev:ART Study Habit, Self-Concept and Science Achievement of Public and Private Junior Secondary School Students in Ogun State, Nigeria Olatoye, RA This study compared study habit, self-concept ...

  14. 2017-11-05T01:10:09Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    The results of the study reveal that though the enrollment rate of female students increased from time to time there is a wide gap between the two sexes. ... university include harassment, homesickness, lack of assertiveness training, teachers gender insensitivity, absence of special support program, poor time management, ...

  15. 2017-11-18T11:50:57Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/46536 2017-11-18T11:50:57Z lwati:ART Managerial Effectiveness: Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Work-Family Role Conflict in Work Organizations in Nigeria. Akintayo, DI This study investigated the impact of emotional ...

  16. 2018-03-03T07:24:02Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    They are aware that the bees collect nectar and pollen and also know that the presence of the bees on their crops improve the quality and quantity of their crop yields. They however do not knowthe role of stingless bees in the pollination of their crops. Even though the indigenous people recognize stingless bee honey as ...

  17. 2018-03-03T08:22:02Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    In this article the extent of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the African context and underlying causes of piracy and armed robbery against ships off the coast of East Africa will be presented. The objective is to analyse incidents and the land and sea based causes in East Africa to account for the shift in strategy from ...

  18. 2017-11-05T04:11:30Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    The relevance and changing roles of PFA in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries are covered in the context of newparadigm for sustainable forest management (SFM). The current weak capacities and low profiles of PFA in SSAcountries are addressed and some recommendations are made on actions for positive changes ...

  19. 2017-12-21T00:27:28Z https://www.ajol.info/index.php/index/oai oai ...

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    article/47917 2017-12-21T00:27:28Z ijhr:ART Pharmacy Students Perception of the Application of Learning Management System in Patient-oriented Pharmacy Education: University of Benin Experience Erah, PO Dairo, EA Objective: To ...

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    Information on work conditions,workplace hazards, accidents and current illnesses was obtained.RESULTS: All respondents were females comprising 295 qualified hairdressers and 60 apprentices. They were aged 15–49 years, mean 29±6.9 years. With respect to work conditions, hairdressers complained of long working ...