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  1. Handedness and developmental coordination disorder in Portuguese children: study with the M-ABC test.

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    Freitas, Cidália; Vasconcelos, Maria Olga; Botelho, Manuel

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed to examine the probable developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and to identify differences in motor performance according to handedness, sex and age in typically developing Portuguese children not engaged in out-of-school sports. The Movement Assessment Battery for Children (M-ABC) was applied to a convenience sample of 154 right-handed and 119 left-handed children (n=273), aged 4-12 (mean age=7.96 years, SD=2.38). The results suggest that the occurrence rate of probable DCD was 25.3% for right-handers and 36.1% for left-handers. This study showed a significant effect of handedness in age band 2, left-handers exhibited a higher prevalence of probable DCD than right-handers. Sex produced a significant effect, with girls performing better in manual dexterity in age band 1 and boys performing better in ball skills in age bands 2 and 3. The lower motor performances were observed in older children. These findings reinforce for Portuguese children and particularly for left-handers, the need for further investigation involving longitudinal studies and children of different handedness in the motor coordination domain. Moreover, we highlight the importance of developing physical education programmes that emphasize motor coordination parameters, especially in left-handed children.

  2. Fundamento dos testes estatísticos e sua aplicabilidade em ensaios experimentais com animais

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    Éder Clementino dos Santos

    2010-12-01

    1772, que foi um notável continuador dos estudos de Hermann Conrig (1606-1681. Gottfried determinou os objetivos da Estatística e suas relações com as demais ciências. A Estatística é uma parte da Matemática Aplicada que fornece métodos para coleta, organização, descrição, análise e interpretação de dados e para a utilização dos mesmos na tomada de decisões. Atualmente, os estudos estatísticos têm avançado rapidamente e, com seus processos e técnicas, têm contribuído para a organização dos negócios e recursos do mundo moderno. Um problema que é necessário aprender a resolver é o de testar uma hipótese, isto é, feita uma determinada afirmação sobre um parâmetro populacional, por exemplo, sobre uma média populacional ou uma proporção populacional, será que os resultados de uma amostra contrariam ou não tal afirmação? As variáveis dependentes escolhidas e obtidas nos experimentos com animais de forma planejada e conduzidas adequadamente, podem ser submetidas a vários tipos de análises estatísticas, sendo a de comparações múltiplas de testes de médias uma importante ferramenta para verificar a possível existência do efeito de dois ou mais fatores testados no desempenho, rendimento de carcaça ou outro parâmetro zootécnico de qualquer animal. Assim, desde que a validade do erro não possa ser questionada, o aumento de precisão da experiência, que corresponde à diminuição do erro experimental, permite detectar diferenças dos tratamentos que de outra maneira seriam atribuídos a efeitos de flutuação aleatória. Nesse sentido, o objetivo de um teste estatístico de hipóteses é fornecer ferramentas que nos permitam aceitar ou rejeitar uma hipótese estatística através dos resultados de uma amostra. Sendo assim, este estudo objetiva apresentar de forma introdutória algumas noções em estatística experimental e suas variadas aplicações com ensaios com animais, visando permitir uma melhor compreensão da

  3. Segurança, reprodutibilidade, fatores intervenientes e aplicabilidade de testes de 1-RM Safety, reliability, intervenient factors and applicability of 1-RM tests

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    Raphael Mendes Ritti Dias

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Um dos métodos mais utilizados para mensuração da força muscular é o teste de uma repetição máxima (1-RM, tendo em vista a sua versatilidade para aplicação em diferentes exercícios, a especificidade do movimento e o baixo custo operacional. Neste trabalho discutimos as evidências disponíveis a respeito da segurança, da reprodutibilidade, dos fatores intervenientes e da aplicabilidade prática do teste de 1-RM. Com base nas informações disponíveis até o presente momento, o teste de 1-RM parece ser um método seguro do ponto de vista ortopédico e cardiovascular e a sua reprodutibilidade depende, fundamentalmente, da realização de procedimentos de testagem adequados para a estabilização da carga, assim como do controle dos fatores intervenientes os quais podem influenciar no desempenho do teste. Embora a aplicabilidade para o diagnóstico e acompanhamento da força muscular seja ampla, a utilização de testes de 1-RM para a prescrição de treinamento com pesos ainda é bastante discutível.One of the most used methods for measuring muscular strength is the one repetition maximum test (1-RM, since its versatility for use in different exercises, its specificity of movement and low operating cost. Despite the advantages, some questions remain unclear. In this study we discuss about the available evidences regarding safety, reproducibility, intervenient factors and the practical applicability of the 1-RM test. The available evidence suggests that the 1-RM test is cardiovascular and orthopedic safely and Its reliability depends on the appropriate test procedures used for load stabilization as well as the control of intervenient factors that may influence the test performance. Although the applicability for the diagnosis and monitoring of muscular strength is large, the use of the 1-RM tests for the prescription of weight training is highly debatable.

  4. Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test: aplicabilidade e relação com a Escala de Coma de Glasgow

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    Silva, Silvia Cristina Fürbringer e; Sousa, Regina Marcia Cardoso de

    2007-01-01

    Restrictions in the application of the Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test and questionings about the relationship between conscience and post-traumatic amnesia motivated this study, which aims to identify, through the Glasgow Coma Scale scores, when to initiate the application of this amnesia test, as well to verify the relationship between the results of these two indicators. The longitudinal prospective study was carried at a referral center for trauma care in São Paulo - Brazil. The sa...

  5. Acceptance testing in digital systems of mammography. Protocols applicability; Pruebas de aceptacion en equipos digitales de mamografia. Aplicabilidad de protocolos

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    Bermudez, R.; Espana, M.L.; Garcia Castanon, P.; Gomez Barrado, A.; Rodriguez Martin, G.; Fernandez Bedoya, B.

    2011-07-01

    Acceptance testing of mammographic imaging systems technical is the first approach in order to guarantee that mammograms will be achieved with the minimum radiation dose compatible with an image quality suitable for diagnose purposes. The aim of this study is to assess the practical applicability of different protocols in acceptance test of digital mammographic systems. This study has been carried out on the results of the acceptance tests of five flat panel digital mammographic systems. Parameters established in the systems technical specifications and those evaluated in the consulted protocols were tested. Due to the fact that the legislation in our country does not demand to consider a specific protocol, the results obtained were also compared considering different existing protocols. Results show discrepancies between manufacturers limiting values and those established in the protocols. Some parameters, such as the automatic exposure control compensation and the detector noise, were found out to meet or not the limiting value, depending on the selected protocol. From our results we could suggest, that protocols from manufacturers should be adapted to acknowledged documents on acceptance testing in digital mammography. They buyer representative could even specify the protocol to be followed during the acceptance tests. (Author). 25 refs.

  6. Acceptance testing in digital systens of mammography. Protocols applicability; Pruebas de aceptacion en equipos digitales de mamografia. Aplicabilidad de protocolos

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    Bermudez, R.; Espana, M.L.; Garcia Castanon, P.; Gomez Barrado, A.; Rodriguez Martin, G.; Fernandez Bedoya, B.

    2011-07-01

    Acceptance testing of mammographic imaging systems technical is the first approach in order to guarantee that mammograms will be achieved with the minimun radiation dose compatible with an image quality sutiable for diagnose purposes. The aim of this study is to assess the practical applicability of different protocols in acceptance test of digital mammographyc systems. This study has been carried out on the results of ltyhe acceptance tests of five flat panel digital mammographic systems. Parameters established in the systems technical specifications and those evaluated in the consulted protocols were tested. Due to the fact that the legislation oin our country does not demand to consider a specific protocol, the results obtained were also compared considering different existing protocols. Results show discrepancies between manufacturers limiting values and those established in the protocols. Some parameters, such as the authomatic exposure control compensation and the detector noise, were found out to meet or not the limiting value, depending on the selected protocol. From our results we could suggest, that protocols from manufacturers should be adapted to acknowledged documents on acceptance testing in digital mammography. They buyer representative could even specify the protocol to be followed during the acceptance tests. (Author). 25 refs.

  7. Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test: applicability and relation with the Glasgow Coma Scale Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test: aplicabilidad y relación con la Escala de Coma de Glasgow Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test: aplicabilidade e relação com a Escala de Coma de Glasgow

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    Silvia Cristina Fürbringer e Silva

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Restrictions in the application of the Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test and questionings about the relationship between conscience and post-traumatic amnesia motivated this study, which aims to identify, through the Glasgow Coma Scale scores, when to initiate the application of this amnesia test, as well to verify the relationship between the results of these two indicators. The longitudinal prospective study was carried at a referral center for trauma care in São Paulo - Brazil. The sample consisted of 73 victims of blunt traumatic brain injury, admitted at this institution between January 03rd and May 03rd 2001. Regarding the applicability, the test could be applied in patients with a Glasgow Coma Scale score > 12; however, the end of post traumatic amnesia was verified in patients who scored > 14 on the scale. A significant relationship (r s = 0.65 was verified between these measures, although different kinds of relationship between the end of the amnesia and changes in consciousness were observed.Restricciones en la aplicación del Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test y los cuestionamientos sobre la relación entre conciencia y amnesia post-traumática motivaron este estudio que visa identificar, a través de la puntuación de la Escala de Coma de Glasgow, el periodo más adecuado para la aplicación de la prueba de amnesia, y observar la relación entre los resultados de esos dos indicadores. El estudio prospectivo y longitudinal fue realizado en un centro de referencia para traumas en São Paulo - Brasil. El número fue de 73 victimas de trauma craneoencefálico contuso, internadas en esta institución en el periodo de 03/01 a 03/05/2001. Con relación a la aplicabilidad, la prueba puede ser aplicada en los pacientes con la Escala de Coma de Glasgow > 12, pero el término de la amnesia post-traumática fue observado en los pacientes con puntuación > 14 en la escala. Correlación significativa (rs = 0,65 fue observada entre esas

  8. The effect of a picture activity schedule on performance of the MABC-2 for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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    Liu, Ting; Breslin, Casey M

    2013-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of an assessment protocol utilizing a picture activity schedule on the performance of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition (MABC-2) by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Twenty-five children (ages 3-16 years; 20 boys, 5 girls) performed the MABC-2 under two different protocols (i.e., traditional protocol and picture activity schedule protocol). In the traditional protocol condition, each child received detailed verbal descriptions and demonstrations prior to the motor skill performance. During the picture activity schedule protocol, a picture of each task was presented to the children and the verbal instructions were minimized to emphasize visual supports. MABC-2 percentile scores were analyzed using a within-subjects repeated-measures analysis of variance. All children were delayed or at risk for delay in both fine and gross motor skill performance during the administration of the traditional protocol. However, when the picture activity schedule protocol was utilized, children showed a significantly higher MABC-2 percentile score (12.4) compared with that of the traditional protocol (1.1), F(1, 24)= 24.143, p picture activity schedule protocol may elicit better motor skill performance on the MABC-2 by children with ASD. We suggest researchers and practitioners incorporate a picture activity schedule into the MABC-2 assessment protocol when examining the fine and gross motor performance of children with ASD.

  9. Hydra phantom applicability for carrying out tests of field uniformity in gamma cameras; Aplicabilidade do fantoma hydra para realizacao dos testes de uniformidade de campo em gama camaras

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    Aragao Filho, Geraldo L., E-mail: geraldo_lemos10@hotmail.com [Centro de Medicina Nuclear de Pernambuco (CEMUPE), Recife, PE (Brazil); Oliveira, Alex C.H., E-mail: oliveira_ach@yahoo.com [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (DEN/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Energia Nuclear; Lopes Filho, Ferdinand J.; Vieira, Jose W., E-mail: ferdinand.lopes@oi.com.br, E-mail: jose-wilson59@live.com [Instituto Federal de Pernambuco (IFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil)

    2014-07-01

    Nuclear Medicine is a medical modality that makes use of radioactive material 'in vivo' in humans, making them a temporary radioactive source. The radiation emitted by the patient's body is detected by a specific equipment, called a gamma camera, creates an image showing the spatial and temporal biodistribution of radioactive material administered to the patient. Therefore, it's of fundamental importance a number of specific measures to make sure that procedure be satisfactory, called quality control. To Nuclear Medicine, quality control of gamma camera has the purpose of ensuring accurate scintillographic imaging, truthful and reliable for the diagnosis, guaranteeing visibility and clarity of details of structures, and also to determine the frequency and the need for preventive maintenance of equipment. To ensure the quality control of the gamma camera it's necessary to use some simulators, called phantom, used in Nuclear Medicine to evaluate system performance, system calibration and simulation of injuries. The goal of this study was to validate a new simulator for nuclear medicine, the Hydra phantom. The phantom was initially built for construction of calibration curves used in radiotherapy planning and quality control in CT. It has similar characteristics to specific phantoms in nuclear medicine, containing inserts and water area. Those inserts are regionally sourced materials, many of them are already used in the literature and based on information about density and interaction of radiation with matter. To verify its efficiency in quality control in Nuclear Medicine, was performed a test for uniformity field, one of the main tests performed daily, so we can verify the ability of the gamma camera to reproduce a uniform distribution of the administered activity in the phantom, been analysed qualitatively, through the image, and quantitatively, through values established for Central Field Of View (CFOV) and Useful Field Of View (UFOV

  10. Ensaio de aplicabilidade in vitro do sistema dinâmico do quadril AF(DHS- AF In vitro applicability test of the AF dynamic hip system (DHS-AF

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    Anderson Freitas

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Apresentar os resultados obtidos em ensaios de aplicabilidade de uma placa do tipo sistema dinâmico do quadril modificado, que permite a manipulação ou troca do parafuso deslizante, sem que haja necessidade da retirada de todo o sistema. MÉTODO: Foram utilizadas cinco placas do tipo sistema dinâmico do quadril modificado (DHS- AFpat.req., fabricadas por uma empresa nacional, produzidas em aço inoxidável austenítico ASTM F 138, com quatro furos e ângulo de 135o, as quais foram aplicadas a cinco segmentos de osso sintético de fêmur proximal da marca Synbone. Todos os implantes foram fixados ao osso sintético, seguindo as técnicas cirúrgicas descritas pela fundação AO (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen. RESULTADOS: Todas as placas do sistema dinâmico do quadril modificado (DHS-AF permitiram facilidade na manipulação e a troca do pino deslizante sem a necessidade de retirada da placa. CONCLUSÃO: Os testes in vitro de aplicabilidade do DHS-AF nos forneceram resultados promissores e nos levaram a acreditar que, após avaliações biomecânicas, para confirmar a sua segurança, podem ser reproduzidos in vivo.OBJECTIVE: This report considers the results of the applicability test of a modified dynamic hip system developed by the authors, which allows either the manipulation or the exchange of the sliding screw, without the need to remove the plate and take all the system apart in order to change its size or position. METHODS: Five modified plates - DHS-AF - manufactured with austenitic stainless steel ASTM F 138, with 4 holes and a 135o angle were inserted in five segments of synthetic bone of proximal femur (Synbone. All implants were fixed to the femur following the surgical techniques described by AO foundation (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen. RESULTS: The modified dynamic hip system (DHS-AF allowed ease in handling and exchange of sliding screw without the need for plate removal. CONCLUSION: In

  11. Aplicabilidade do teste de identificação de olfato da Universidade da Pensilvânia (SIT para brasileiros: estudo piloto Applicability of the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (SIT in Brazilians: pilot study

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    Marco Aurélio Fornazieri

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O teste de identificação do olfato da Universidade da Pensilvânia (SIT é o exame olfatório mais citado na literatura devido a sua fácil aplicação e alta confiabilidade teste-reteste. Ainda não foram normatizados seus valores de olfação normal para a população brasileira. OBJETIVO: Verificar o escore no SIT alcançado por um grupo de brasileiros e o nível de dificuldade encontrado para a execução do teste. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Transversal. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: O SIT foi aplicado a 25 voluntários brasileiros de diversas classes econômicas, sem queixas olfatórias prévias. Após a aplicação do teste, todos preencheram um questionário com uma escala visual analógica (VAS referente ao nível de dificuldade encontrado na realização do teste. RESULTADOS: O escore médio da amostra de brasileiros foi 32,5 (desvio-padrão:3,48 de 40, abaixo do considerado normal para a população americana. O nível de dificuldade médio encontrado foi 26mm (desvio padrão: 24,68 segundo a VAS, tendendo a facilidade, e 4(16% participantes não conheciam algum dos odores escritos nas alternativas. CONCLUSÃO: Nesse estudo piloto, houve indícios de boa aplicabilidade do teste, com o escore dos brasileiros pouco abaixo da normosmia. São necessários estudos futuros para confirmar a existência de diferença de pontuação entre pessoas de diferente classe econômica.The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (SIT is the most cited olfactory test in the literature because it is easy to perform and there is high test-retest reliability. There were no standardized olfaction values in a normal Brazilian population. AIM: To measure the SIT score in a group of Brazilians, and to assess the level of difficulty when implementing the test. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The SIT was applied in 25 Brazilian volunteers of various income levels who presented no olfactory complaints. Following the test, subjects answered

  12. Increased throwing accuracy improves children’s catching performance in a ball-catching task from the movement assessment battery (MABC-2

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    Tim Dirksen

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC-2 is a functional test for identifying deficits in the motor performance of children. The test contains a ball-catching task that requires the children to catch a self-thrown ball with one hand. As the task can be executed with a variety of different catching strategies, it is assumed that the task success can also vary considerably. Even though it is not clear, whether the performance merely de-pends on the catching skills or also to some extent on the throwing skills, the M-ABC2 takes into account only the movement outcome. Therefore, the purpose of the current study was to examine 1 to what extent the throwing accuracy has an effect on the children's catching performance and 2 to what extent the throwing accuracy influences their choice of catching strategy.In line with the test manual, the children's catching performance was quantified on basis of the number of correctly caught balls. The throwing accuracy and the catching strat-egy were quantified by applying a kinematic analysis on the ball's trajectory and the hand movements. Based on linear regression analyses, we then investigated the relation between throwing accuracy, catching performance and catching strategy. The results show that an increased throwing accuracy is significantly correlated with an increased catching performance. Moreover, a higher throwing accuracy is significantly correlated with a longer duration of the hand on the ball’s parabola, which indicates that throwing the ball more accurately could enable the children to effectively reduce the re-quirements on temporal precision. As the children's catching performance and their choice of catching strategy in the ball-catching task of the M-ABC2 are substantially determined by their throwing accuracy, the test evaluation should not be based on the movement outcome alone, but should also take into account the children's throwing performance. Our findings could be of

  13. MABC: Power-Based Location Planning with a Modified ABC Algorithm for 5G Networks

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    Ruchi Sachan

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The modernization of smart devices has emerged in exponential growth in data traffic for a high-capacity wireless network. 5G networks must be capable of handling the excessive stress associated with resource allocation methods for its successful deployment. We also need to take care of the problem of causing energy consumption during the dense deployment process. The dense deployment results in severe power consumption because of fulfilling the demands of the increasing traffic load accommodated by base stations. This paper proposes an improved Artificial Bee Colony (ABC algorithm which uses the set of variables such as the transmission power and location of each base station (BS to improve the accuracy of localization of a user equipment (UE for the efficient energy consumption at BSes. To estimate the optimal configuration of BSes and reduce the power requirement of connected UEs, we enhanced the ABC algorithm, which is named a Modified ABC (MABC algorithm, and compared it with the latest work on Real-Coded Genetic Algorithm (RCGA and Differential Evolution (DE algorithm. The proposed algorithm not only determines the optimal coverage of underutilized BSes but also optimizes the power utilization considering the green networks. The performance comparisons of the modified algorithms were conducted to show that the proposed approach has better effectiveness than the legacy algorithms, ABC, RCGA, and DE.

  14. The Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test: applicability for the Brazilian elderly population Teste de aprendizagem auditivo-verbal de Rey: aplicabilidade na população idosa brasileira

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    Leandro Fernandes Malloy-Diniz

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test is a widely recognized test in neuropsychological literature to evaluate learning and memory. This paper presents the performance of six age groups of Brazilian elderly on the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test. METHOD: A version of the test was developed with a list of high-frequency one-syllable and two-syllable concrete Portuguese substantives. Two hundred and twenty-three subjects of both genders were allocated to 6 age groups (60-64, 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84 and 85-89 years old and tested with the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test. RESULTS: Educational level and age had a positive and a negative correlation, respectively, with performance on the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test. Women performed significantly better than men. Our results were similar to those found for the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test English version, across similar age ranges. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that the Brazilian Portuguese Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test adaptation was adequate and applicable for evaluating the memory capacity of Brazilian subjects, across similar age and educational levels.OBJETIVO: O teste de aprendizagem auditivo-verbal de Rey é um teste mundialmente reconhecido na literatura neuropsicológica que avalia aprendizagem e memória. Este trabalho apresenta a performance de seis grupos de idosos brasileiros (agrupados em faixas etárias distintas no teste de aprendizagem auditivo-verbal de Rey. MÉTODO: A versão utilizada do teste foi desenvolvida com uma lista de substantivos concretos com uma ou duas sílabas muito freqüentes na língua portuguesa falada no Brasil. Duzentos e vinte e três sujeitos de ambos os sexos foram alocados em seis grupos de acordo com a idade (60-64, 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84 e 85-89 anos e submetidos ao teste de aprendizagem auditivo-verbal de Rey. RESULTADOS: O nível educacional e a idade tiveram correlação positiva e negativa, respectivamente, com a

  15. Applicability of the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test to an adult sample in Brazil O Teste de Aprendizagem Auditivo-Verbal de Rey: aplicabilidade para uma amostra de adultos brasileiros

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    João Vinícius Salgado

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test, which is used to evaluate learning and memory, is a widely recognized tool in the general literature on neuropsychology. This paper aims at presenting the performance of Brazilian adult subjects on the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test, and was written after we published a previous study on the performance of Brazilian elderly subjects on this same test. METHOD: A version of the test, featuring a list of high-frequency one-syllable and two-syllable concrete Portuguese substantives, was developed. Two hundred and forty-three (243 subjects from both genders were allocated to 6 different age groups (20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-44; 45-54 and 55-60 years old. They were then tested using the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test. RESULTS: Performance on the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test showed a positive correlation with educational level and a negative correlation with age. Women performed significantly better than men. When applied across similar age ranges, our results were similar to those recorded for the English version of the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that the adaptation of the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test to Brazilian Portuguese is appropriate and that it is applicable to Brazilian subjects for memory capacity evaluation purposes and across similar age groups and educational levels.OBJETIVO: O Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test é um teste mundialmente reconhecido na literatura neuropsicológica que avalia o aprendizado e a memória. Na sequência de um estudo anterior, que apresentou o desempenho dos idosos brasileiros no Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test, este trabalho apresenta o desempenho dos adultos brasileiros no Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test. MÉTODO: Uma versão do teste foi desenvolvida com uma lista de alta frequência, com uma ou duas sílabas de substantivos concretos do português do Brasil. Duzentos e quarenta e três (243 indiv

  16. Limites de aplicabilidade da determinação do ácido delta-aminolevulínico urinário como teste screening na avaliação da intoxicação profissional pelo chumbo Applicability limits of urinary delta-aminolevulinic acid as a screening test to evaluate professional intoxication by lead

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    Cristiane Caldeira

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available A aplicabilidade da determinação da concentração do ácido delta-aminolevulínico urinário (ALA-U no controle da saúde de trabalhadores expostos ocupacionalmente ao chumbo foi realizada em dois grupos de trabalhadores. Os valores médios de Pb-S para os dois grupos foram 17,3 µg/dl (6,2-39,4 e 61,5 µg/dl (41,1-91,0, respectivamente. As concentrações de ALA-U foram determinadas por HPLC e por espectrofotometria. Uma correlação significativa (pThe relationship between concentrations of ALA-U and Pb-S for two groups of workers is reported. The first group consisted of workers from a telephone company, and the second, of workers from battery factories with average Pb-S equivalent to 17,3 µg/dl (6,2-39,4 and 61,5 µg/dl (41,1-91,0, respectively. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utilization of ALA-U levels as a screening test for different levels of lead in blood by means of High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC and of spectrophotometry. A significant correlation was found between measured ALA and levels of blood lead (R = 0,739 - first group; R = 0,902 - second group; p < 0,001. The validity of ALA-U test to evaluate different levels of lead in blood was also studied. By using ALA levels of 3 mg/g creatinine as a threshold to detect levels of lead in blood equal to or higher than 20 µg/dl, the test results, for the workers in the first group, showed sensitivity of 92% and specificity of 90%. In both groups, the false positives as well as the false negatives were lower than 10%, which was enough to validate the test.

  17. Equações de predição da aptidão cardiorrespiratória sem testes de exercício e sua aplicabilidade em estudos epidemiológicos: revisão descritiva e análise dos estudos Ecuaciones de predicción de la aptitud cardiorespiratoria sin test de ejercicios y su aplicabilidad a los estudios epidemiológicos: revisión descriptiva y análisis de estudios Non-exercise models for prediction of aerobic fitness and apllicability on epidemiological studies: descriptive review and analysis of the studies

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    Geraldo de Albuquerque Maranhão Neto

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Aptidão cardiorrespiratória reduzida é considerada fator de risco independente para o óbito por todas as causas, mas principalmente por doença coronariana. Devido a essa importância e à dificuldade de avaliá-la através de testes de exercícios, formas alternativas de avaliação foram sugeridas, envolvendo equações de predição sem a necessidade de realização de exercícios. O presente estudo objetivou descrever e analisar criticamente esses modelos e, principalmente, sua aplicabilidade em estudos epidemiológicos. Foi realizada revisão sistemática de artigos publicados entre 1966 e 2003. Ao todo, 24 estudos foram selecionados obedecendo aos critérios de inclusão. Apenas cinco estudos relataram o erro padrão da estimativa (EPE, a equação completa, apresentam maior número amostral e, principalmente, realizaram a validação cruzada; além disso, estão entre os que apresentam maior valor de R² ajustado, o que ratifica a qualidade e a força de predição dos mesmos. Conclui-se que, em princípio, os modelos sem exercícios podem constituir alternativa viável para avaliação da aptidão cardiorrespiratória em estudos epidemiológicos. No entanto, são poucas as equações disponíveis cuja validação permite grau aceitável de generalização.Una reducida aptitud cardiorrespiratoria es considerada como factor de riesgo independiente para el óbito por todas sus causas, pero principalmente por enfermedad coronaria. Debido a esa importancia y a la dificultad de evaluarla a través de tests de ejercicios, fueron sugeridas formas de evaluación alternativas, envolviendo ecuaciones de predicción sin la necesidad de realizar ejercicios físicos. El presente estudio se centró en describir y analizar de forma crítica esos modelos y, principalmente, en su aplicabilidad en estudios epidemiológicos. Se realizó una revisión sistemática de los artículos publicados entre 1996 y 2003. En total, fueron seleccionados 24 de ellos

  18. Equações de predição da aptidão cardiorrespiratória sem testes de exercício e sua aplicabilidade em estudos epidemiológicos: uma revisão sistemática Prediction of aerobic fitness without stress testing and applicability to epidemiological studies: a systematic review

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    Full Text Available Uma baixa aptidão cardiorrespiratória é considerada fator de risco independente para o óbito por todas as causas, mas principalmente por doença coronariana. Devido a essa importância e à dificuldade de avaliá-la por meio de testes de exercícios, formas alternativas de avaliação foram sugeridas, envolvendo equações de predição sem a necessidade de realização de exercícios. O presente estudo objetivou analisar criticamente esses modelos e, principalmente, sua aplicabilidade em estudos epidemiológicos. Foi realizada uma revisão de artigos publicados entre 1966 e 2002. Os critérios para julgar a qualidade dos estudos foram: (a inclusão de variáveis explicativas com base teórica; (b critérios de validação (padrão-ouro; (c equações apresentadas por completo, incluindo erro padrão da estimativa; (d equações submetidas a processo de validação cruzada. Apenas cinco dos 23 estudos selecionados atenderam a todos os critérios de qualidade. Conclui-se que, em princípio, os modelos sem exercícios podem constituir alternativa viável para avaliação da aptidão cardiorrespiratória em estudos epidemiológicos. No entanto, ainda são poucas as equações disponíveis cuja validação permite grau aceitável de generalização.Cardiorespiratory fitness is used as an independent factor for evaluating risk of all-cause mortality, but mainly from coronary heart disease. Nevertheless, evaluation of fitness based on stress tests poses numerous epidemiological difficulties. Alternative forms of evaluation have therefore been suggested using non-exercise-based regression models. This study aimed to analyze these models and their applicability to epidemiological studies. A systematic review was conducted of articles published from 1966 to 2002. The models were classified according to: (a theoretical justification for the explanatory variables included in the model; (b validation criteria (gold standard; (c regression models fully

  19. Avaliação do desenvolvimento motor de escolares com três baterias motoras: EDM, MABC-2 e TGMD-2

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: o presente estudo visou avaliar o desempenho das habilidades motoras de crianças com 9 e 10 anos de idade. Método: consistiu em pesquisa qualiquantitativa, de campo, representativa embora não probabilística, descritiva correlacional com delineamento entre e intra participantes conforme os objetivos traçados. Foram avaliados 172 escolares, sendo 67 meninos e 105 meninas, regularmente matriculados. Totalizou 516 coletas, uma vez que cada criança foi avaliada pelas três baterias motoras. Resultados: na análise do desenvolvimento motor das crianças por meio da aplicação das baterias motoras, verificou-se que, segundo a EDM, em geral os participantes apresentaram déficit no desenvolvimento motor geral, com relação à idade cronológica, apresentando idade motora de 109 meses ou aproximadamente 9 anos e obtendo melhor desempenho em organização temporal e desempenho mais fraco em organização espacial, possivelmente em decorrência à dificuldade com a noção de direito-esquerdo. Os meninos apresentaram desempenho superior às meninas em todas as habilidades motoras, exceto em esquema corporal. De acordo com o MABC-2, os participantes classificaram-se na faixa “limítrofe” de desenvolvimento motor, apresentando melhores escores em equilíbrio e escores fracos em destreza manual. Considerações Finais: conforme a classificação do TGMD-2, as crianças obtiveram resultado médio nas habilidades de locomoção e abaixo da média nas habilidades de controle de objetos. Em relação às diferenças entre os sexos, os meninos, de um modo geral, obtiveram melhor desempenho do que as meninas nas três baterias motoras.

  20. Reliability and Responsiveness of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children--Second Edition Test in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

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    Wuang, Yee-Pay; Su, Jui-Hsing; Su, Chwen-Yng

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    Aim: To examine the internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and responsiveness of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children--Second Edition (MABC-2) Test for children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Method: One hundred and forty-four Taiwanese children with DCD aged 6 to 12 years (87 males, 57 females) were tested on…

  1. O saber do paciente chagásico sobre a sua doença: construção compartilhada de um instrumento para a pesquisa e teste de sua aplicabilidade The knowledge of chagasic patients about their disease: collective construction of a research instrument and test of its applicability

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    Lucia Maria Ballester-Gil

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    Full Text Available Relatamos a experiência de construção compartilhada de um instrumento de pesquisa (roteiro de entrevista para investigar os saberes de pacientes chagásicos atendidos na Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Profissionais de diferentes setores de pesquisa da instituição participaram da experiência de desenvolvimento do roteiro de entrevista semi-estruturada, passando por seis versões. O roteiro elaborado objetiva recolher dados para uma abordagem qualitativa das concepções e percepções de pacientes sob uma perspectiva de relações humanas no contexto de saúde e vida, identificando as vivências do processo de adoecer, seus conhecimentos sobre a doença (e a infecção, suas emoções, reações e afetos. Pontuamos aspectos teóricos oriundos da reflexão sobre as práticas sociológica e antropológica em ações em saúde coletiva. Submetido a teste para ajustes, o roteiro de entrevista confirmou-se adequado para o estudo de saberes de pacientes chagásicos, captando diversos aspectos subjetivos e cognitivos que podem ser úteis para a formulação de estratégias, ações e materiais informativos que contribuam para a melhoria e humanização da atenção ao paciente chagásico.This article describes the collective construction of a research instrument (interview guideline for investigating the knowledge of chagasic patients attended at the Chagas Disease Reference Center of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. A multi-professional team worked sequentially on six versions of the guideline for semi-structured interviews. The instrument aims collecting data for a qualitative approach to concepts and perceptions of the patients from the perspective of the human relationships in the context of life and health. It detects the individual experiences regarding the diseasing process, the knowledge about the disease (and the infection, the emotions, reactions, and affections. Some theoretical aspects were discussed based on sociological and anthropological

  2. Reliability and responsiveness of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition Test in children with developmental coordination disorder.

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    Wuang, Yee-Pay; Su, Jui-Hsing; Su, Chwen-Yng

    2012-02-01

    To examine the internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and responsiveness of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition (MABC-2) Test for children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). One hundred and forty-four Taiwanese children with DCD aged 6 to 12 years (87 males, 57 females) were tested on three separate occasions: two baseline measurements with a 20-day interval before the intervention, and a follow-up measurement after 6 months of rehabilitation. The therapists rated the performance of children in school-related physical tasks at baseline and after intervention. Internal consistency for the MABC-2 Test was α = 0.90. Test-retest reliability for the total score was excellent, with an intraclass correlation coefficient of 0.97. A small to medium magnitude of treatment effect was captured by the MABC-2 Test. The minimal detectable change (MDC) was 0.28 points whereas the minimal important difference (MID) values were from 2.36 to 2.50. All subscales except balance showed acceptable validity in differentiating groups of children whose physical performance had improved or remained stable. The MABC-2 Test is a reliable and valid measure to assess motor competence in children with DCD. The MID and MDC scores provide the reference point for clinical decision-making in managing the individual child. © The Authors. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology © 2012 Mac Keith Press.

  3. Aplicabilidade do Teste de Ativação de Monócitos (MAT no Brasil: importância da sua utilização como teste para detecção de pirogênios no controle da qualidade de produtos injetáveis | Applicability of the Monocyte Activation Test (MAT in Brazil: the importance of its use as a test for the detection of pyrogens in the quality control of injectable products

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    Cristiane Caldeira da Silva

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    Full Text Available O MAT (sigla do inglês Monocyte Activation Test é considerado um potencial substituto do Teste de Pirogênios, entretanto: i. não foi avaliado para um número suficiente de produtos; ii. faltam dados que possam garantir sua capacidade em detectar pirogênios não endotoxinas; e iii. deve ser realizada a validação do método para cada classe de produtos. O objetivo foi identificar as monografias que requerem testes de pirogenicidade e propor os produtos que têm por base somente o teste de pirogênios como um ponto de partida para futuros estudos. As monografias específicas nas Farmacopeias Americana, Europeia e Brasileira que recomendam o Teste de Pirogênios ou Teste de Endotoxina Bacteriana ou LAL (sigla do inglês Limulus Amebocyte Lysate foram: Teste de Pirogênios: 20 monografias na Americana, 37 na Europeia e 28 na Brasileira. LAL: 619 monografias na Americana, 157 na Europeia e 41 na Brasileira. Somente quatro produtos requerem testes de pirogenicidade nas três farmacopeias analisadas. O Teste de Pirogênios e LAL são recomendados em seis monografias na Brasileira e 15 na Europeia. Na Brasileira, a maior parte dessas monografias é referente a produtos biológicos, sugerindo, assim, que estes devam ser os primeiros a ser testados, uma vez que são ensaiados em animais. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monocyte Activation Test (MAT is thought to be a good replacement for rabbit pyrogen test (RPT; however, MAT remains controversial. MAT was not adequately evaluated in a sufficient number of products, and there is no sufficient data that support the ability of MAT to detect non-endotoxin pyrogens. Furthermore, MAT was used subject to validation for each specific product. The aim of this study was to identify in main pharmacopoeias, whose monographs require pyrogenicity tests, and propose those products for which only the rabbit pyrogen test is required to be used as a

  4. Aplicabilidade do termo antocrono para representar a velocidade de abertura de flores em inflorescência

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    Natalia Teixeira Schwab

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi propor um termo para representar o intervalo de tempo de abertura entre flores sucessivas em inflorescências, e verificar a aplicabilidade deste termo a gladíolo de corte. O termo foi construído pela junção dos radicais gregos anto- (antos = flor e crono- (cronos = tempo, para corresponder ao tempo necessário para a abertura de flores sucessivas em ramos florais (inflorescências, tendo-se como unidade o tempo por flor. Para testar o conceito e a aplicabilidade do termo, dados do número acumulado de floretes abertos em espigas de gladíolo foram coletados em dois experimentos de campo, em Santa Maria, RS, de agosto de 2011 a novembro de 2013. Para cada parcela de seis plantas, realizou-se uma regressão linear simples entre o número acumulado de floretes abertos na haste floral e os dias após a emergência das plantas. O termo foi denominado "antocrono" e, em gladíolo, foi estimado como sendo o inverso do coeficiente angular da regressão linear, com a unidade dias por florete. O antocrono em gladíolo depende da cultivar e decresce com o aumento da temperatura do ar, durante o período de florescimento da espiga.

  5. A aplicabilidade pedagógica do canto no ensino do violoncelo

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    Relatório de estágio de mestrado em Ensino de Música O presente Relatório final de Estágio tem como tema A aplicabilidade pedagógica do canto no ensino do violoncelo. O objetivo desta intervenção foi averiguar qual o potencial pedagógico do canto quando aplicado nas aulas de violoncelo, através da implementação de várias estratégias compiladas após uma pesquisa detalhada sobre a literatura relacionada com o tema. A utilização frequente deste recurso é vista de uma forma positiv...

  6. Aplicabilidade da assistência de enfermagem na administração de medicamentos

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    Ana Maria Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho objetiva a análise da aplicabilidade dos cuidados de enfermagem na administração de medicamentos num Hospital Universitário X, na cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Esta análise, elaborada através do método descritivo e das técnicas de investigação social e estudo bibliográfico, utilizou a aplicação de formulários à população alvo no período de abril/1985, contendo questões que abordavam as variáveis levantadas pelo tema. Concluiu-se o trabalho com o alcance do objetivo proposto, observando-se que o nível de conhecimentos acerca de farmacologia, que expressa a qualificação profissional, foi verificado como Insuficiente, entre a população pesquisada.

  7. Estudio de soluciones metálicas. (I Aplicabilidad y limitaciones de algunos modelos termodinámicos

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    Jaime Valderrama N.

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan y analizan las características centrales de los modelos termodinámicos energéticos basados en la interacción por pares entre un átomo y sus próximos vecinos. Se discute la aplicabilidad de estos modelos a sistemas metálicos binarios. Se concluye sugiriendo posibles alternativas para el refinamiento de estos modelos.

  8. Construct Validity of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition Test in Preschool Children with Respect to Age and Gender

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    Jakub Kokštejn

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    Full Text Available BackgroundThe Movement Assessment Battery for Children-second edition (MABC-2 Age Band 1 is widely used to identify preschoolers with motor difficulties. Despite unsatisfactory construct validity of the original three-factor model, MABC-2 (manual dexterity, aiming and catching, and balance, previous research has not considered possible age and gender differences throughout the entire preschool period.AimThe aim of this study was to verify the construct validity of the MABC-2 Age Band 1 in a population of Czech preschoolers with respect to age and gender.MethodsUsing data from 510 Czech preschoolers (3–6 years; 4.9 ± 1.1 years, confirmatory factor analyses (CFA were used for each age category and gender.ResultsThe goodness-of-fit indices of CFA supported the original three-factor model of the MABC-2 only in 3- and 4-year-old children, and in boys (3–6 years. Low factor loadings and ceiling effects of several test items (Drawing Trail, Walking Heels Raised, and Jumping on Mats seem to be a probable cause of weak fit indices in 5- and 6-year-old children and in girls (3–6 years.ConclusionThese results suggest that the MABC-2 can be a valid tool for assessing motor development and identifying motor difficulties among 3- to 4-year olds, and generally fits better for preschool boys in the Czech Republic. However, in 5- to 6-year olds, ceiling effects and a low power of discrimination was found for the Drawing Trail, Walking Heels Raised, and Jumping on Mats tests. Therefore, the three-factor model is not appropriate for all preschoolers, and separate norms should be established for each age and gender.

  9. Aplicabilidade da classificação de alcoolismo tipo A/tipo B Aplicability of the type A/type B classification of alcoholics

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    Mário Sérgio Ribeiro

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a aplicabilidade da tipologia e caracterizar os subtipos identificados. MÉTODOS: Características de 300 homens alcoolistas atendidos em um programa ambulatorial foram submetidas à análise de cluster para separá-los em dois subgrupos de acordo com a tipologia de Babor et al. Efetivaram-se cruzamentos de dados (significância avaliada pelo Teste do qui-quadrado de Pearson para se verificar a associação dos clusters com variáveis clínicas e demográficas. RESULTADOS: Comparado ao outro grupo e pacientes, um dos clusters identificados foi caracterizado por um perfil de maior gravidade clínica. Pacientes do subtipo menos grave foram mais frequentemente (65,3% encaminhados a tratamentos simbólicos, enquanto pacientes do subtipo mais grave foram atendidos predominantemente (58,5% por abordagem exclusivamente farmacológica e aderiram mais ao tratamento proposto. CONCLUSÕES: Como os resultados identificaram subtipos de alcoolistas com distintas características, este estudo evidenciou a aplicabilidade clínica da tipologia de Babor et al. em nosso meio sociocultural¹. Também aponta para a relevância de estudos tipológicos que possam contribuir para uma mais ampla compreensão dos aspectos etiológicos, preventivos e terapêuticos do alcoolismo.OBJECTIVE: To test the applicability of this typology and to characterize the identified subtypes. METHODS: Characteristics of 300 alcoholic men attending an out-treatment program were submitted to cluster analysis for identification of two subgroups (clusters, according to the original classification. Cross-tabulations were then performed to test for possible association of identified clusters to demographic and clinical features. Statistical significance was given by Pearson chi-square tests. RESULTS: Compared to the other group, one of the identified clusters was characterized by a more severe clinical profile. Patients of the mild subtype were principally (65,3% referred to

  10. Aplicabilidade de ferramentas de geotecnologia para estudos e perícias ambientais

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    Victor Wilson Botteon

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    Full Text Available Impactos ambientais se tornam frequentes preocupações nos dias atuais. Dentre os vários meios produtores de prova na esfera judicial, a perícia ambiental se destaca e ocupa um espaço importante no esclarecimento de questões destinadas a apurar determinado fato relacionado a litígios ambientais. Em virtude da importância e da grande complexidade de ilícitos contra o meio ambiente, é fundamental que se desenvolvam tecnologias para auxiliar os exames pericias no desempenho de suas atividades. Dessa forma, as geotecnologias apresentam vantagens e se tornam primordiais para lidar com a complexidade da avaliação ambiental e áreas de grande extensão. O uso de geotecnologias é amplo e se dá principalmente pela disponibilidade de equipamentos adequados ao processamento de informações e à facilidade de acesso a dados, otimizando custos operacionais e agilizando processos de tomadas de decisão. Esse quadro pode oferecer suporte ao perito na realização de exames de forma mais eficiente e permitindo acessibilidade de recursos tecnológicos a baixos custos para melhor instruir um laudo pericial ambiental. O presente trabalho objetivou apresentar exemplos de alguns estudos e a importância de ferramentas de geotecnologias, com ênfase na perspectiva de aplicabilidade nas atividades de perícia ambiental.

  11. A aplicabilidade da Lei de Improbidade Administrativa aos agentes políticos

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    Júlia Acioli Pimenta

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A aplicabilidade da Lei nº. 8.429/92 (Lei de Improbidade Administrativa em face dos agentes políticos não é tema pacífico na doutrina e jurisprudência. Há quem sustente que os agentes políticos se submetem à Lei nº 1.079/50, que define os crimes de responsabilidade, e, desta forma, não se pode aplicar a Lei de Improbidade Administrativa concomitantemente. Outra corrente defende a sujeição de tais agentes às normas da Lei de Improbidade Administrativa, em razão desta ter natureza jurídica distinta dos crimes de responsabilidade, permitindo, assim, sua aplicação. O presente trabalho tem como finalidade defender a sujeição dos agentes políticos à Lei 8.429/92, baseando-se na ampla análise de entendimentos doutrinários e jurisprudenciais formados em torno do tema sustentando, porém, que a aplicação das sanções previstas na lei deve ser limitada a determinados agentes políticos.

  12. Tecnologia Social de Mobilização para Arranjos Produtivos Locais: uma proposta de aplicabilidade

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    Ana Sílvia Rocha Ipiranga

    Full Text Available Apesar do crescente interesse que a abordagem de Arranps e Sistemas Produtivos Locais vem despertando no meio acadêmico e instituições públicas e privadas brasileiras, pouco se tem inovado acerca das formas de mobilização coletiva destas aglomerações produtivas territoriais, permanecendo as discussões nas áreas tradicionais de desenvolvimento das micro, pequenas e médias empresas. Este ensaio apresenta uma proposta de aplicação de uma Tecnologia Social de Mobilização dos atores/agentes de um arranjo produtivo local, objetivando o seu desenvolvimento, através do fortalecimento das relações existentes entre seus diversos atores/agentes localizados no território. Espera-se, através da exposição de uma possível aplicabilidade desta Tecnologia Social, gerar um debate sobre formas criativas de mobilização desses arranps organizacionais, que privilegiem aspectos intangíveis, não obstante serem de fundamental importância, tais como: capital social, práticas cooperativas e governança.

  13. Aplicabilidad de la Predicción de Moyers 75% en pacientes Mapuche-Hulliche, Chile

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: determinar aplicabilidad del método Moyers 75% en población mapuche huilliche, Chile. Material y metodos: estudio descriptivo observacional se evaluó la predicción de Moyers nivel 75% en una población Mapuche Huilliche entre los 11 y 17 años de edad (25 hombres y 25 mujeres. Se determinó la suma de incisivos inferiores y la sumatoria de caninos y premolares de cada hemiarcada comparando con los valores predictivos. Resultados: Mayor número de casos en el rango 23.5 mm a 25.2 mm en la suma de incisivos inferiores, 60% de la muestra. La suma entre caninos y premolares presentó un promedio en el maxilar de 23.7 mm en hombres y 23.1 mm en mujeres y en la mandíbula un promedio de 22.9 mm en hombres y 22.1 mm en mujeres. Se encontró una discrepancia negativa de 60% en hombres y de un 40% en mujeres. En mujeres la discrepancia positiva superó a las negativas con porcentajes de 88% y 8%, significativamente. Conclusión:El método Moyers 75% es aplicable en hombres para ambos maxilares y parcialmente en mujeres huilliches

  14. Adaptação e aplicabilidade de um algoritmo de diurético para pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Estados congestivos podem ser identificados e manejados através de algoritmos como o Diuretic Treatment Algorithm (DTA para ajuste de diurético por telefone, com enfoque na avaliação clínica. Porém, o DTA está disponível somente em língua inglesa. OBJETIVO: Adaptar o DTA e testar sua aplicabilidade para uso no Brasil em pacientes ambulatoriais com IC. MÉTODOS: Seguiram-se as etapas de tradução, síntese, retrotradução, avaliação por comitê de especialistas e pré-teste (aplicabilidade clínica por meio de ensaio clínico randomizado. O DTA foi denominado, na versão para o Brasil, algoritmo de ajuste de diurético (AAD. Os pacientes foram randomizados para grupo intervenção (GI - ajuste de diurético conforme o AAD - ou grupo controle (GC - ajuste convencional. Foi avaliado o escore clínico de congestão (ECC e o peso para ambos os grupos. RESULTADOS: Foram realizadas 12 modificações no DTA. Incluíram-se 34 pacientes. Para aqueles congestos, o aumento de diurético guiado pelo AAD resultou em maior resolução da congestão, com redução de dois pontos no ECC para 50% da amostra -2 (-3,5; -1,0, enquanto a mediana para o GC foi 0 (-1,25; -1,0, (p < 0,001. A mediana de variação de peso foi maior no GI -1,4 (-1,7; -0,5 quando comparado ao GC 0,1 (1,2; -0,6, p = 0,001. CONCLUSÕES: O ADD mostrou-se aplicável na prática clínica após adaptação e parece resultar em melhor controle da congestão em pacientes com IC. A efetividade clínica da ferramenta merece ser testada em amostra maior de pacientes visando sua validação para uso no Brasil (Universal Trial Number: U1111-1130-5749 (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2013; [online]. ahead print, PP.0-0.

  15. Do valor intrínseco e de sua aplicabilidade ao meio ambiente

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    Tânia Ap. Kuhnen

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available O tema deste estudo é a teoria do valor sagrado da vida e sua aplicabilidade às questões de ética prática, mais especificamente ao meio ambiente. O objetivo geral consiste em apontar os limites da concepção de Dworkin sobre a teoria do sagrado, quando aplicada ao meio ambiente, e a solução que Singer oferece para a atribuição de valor ao mesmo. Justifica-se esse trabalho em decorrência da importância de se discutir, a partir da análise dessas teorias filosóficas, questões vinculadas ao estabelecimento de um princípio ético que, além de englobar, no campo da ação moral, todos os seres sencientes, envolva também o meio ambiente como um todo. Além disso, o tema que aqui se desenvolve é uma contribuição do raciocínio filosófico-teórico para a discussão de problemas relevantes no campo da ética prática. Esse estudo ainda se justifica por abordar a questão da linha moral divisória entre os seres que são ou não incluídos na comunidade moral, o que representa outro problema que concerne à ética. As diferentes formas de classificação não foram capazes de incluir todos os seres vivos no âmbito da comunidade moral. Há sempre exclusões, as quais tendem a diminuir com o surgimento de teorias éticas inovadoras, dentre elas as que serão abordadas a seguir.

  16. Intubação difícil em crianças: aplicabilidade do índice de Mallampati

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    Ana Paula S Vieira Santos

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A preocupação de estar diante de uma via aérea difícil trouxe à tona a necessidade de se desenvolverem testes preditivos de intubação difícil. Tais testes foram, primariamente, desenvolvidos para populações adultas. Nos pacientes pediátricos, os estudos existentes sempre trataram de pacientes com malformações congênitas, politraumatizados e recém-nascidos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar, em pacientes na faixa etária de 4 a 8 anos, a aplicabilidade do teste preditivo de intubação difícil mais comumente utilizado em adultos, o índice de Mallampati, correlacionando-o com o índice de Cormack-Lehane. MÉTODO: Foram estudados 108 pacientes com idades entre 4 e 8 anos, ASA I, sem quaisquer tipos de malformações anatômicas, síndromes genéticas ou déficits cognitivos. Os pacientes foram submetidos, durante a avaliação pré-anestésica, ao índice de Mallampati. Após a indução anestésica, realizava-se a avaliação do índice de Cormack-Lehane. Nos testes estatísticos p < 0,05, foi considerado significativo. RESULTADOS: O índice de Mallampati apresentou correlação significativa com o índice de Cormack-Lehane. A sensibilidade e a especificidade do índice de Mallampati foram, respectivamente, de 75,8% e 96,2%, mas o intervalo de confiança da sensibilidade foi muito grande. CONCLUSÕES: O índice de Mallampati se mostrou aplicável em crianças de 4 a 8 anos.

  17. APLICABILIDADE DAS NORMAS PENAIS NAS CONDUTAS ILÍCITAS DE CYBERBULLYING COMETIDAS EM REDES SOCIAIS NA INTERNET

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    Rafael Giordano Gonçalves Brito

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    Full Text Available O número de adeptos da Internet tem aumentado consideravelmente nos últimos anos, principalmente em virtude da utilização das redes sociais. Muitos desses usuários utilizam a rede mundial de computadores para a prática de condutas ilícitas, sendo comumente denominada de “crimes de informática”. Dentre os vários atos ilícitos, tais como: pedofilia, disseminação de vírus de computador, racismo, apologia e incitação aos crimes contra a vida, etc., somente um foi escolhido para ser abordado neste trabalho, o cyberbullying. O cometimento de tal conduta será estudado a fim de verificar a aplicabilidade das normas penais nestes atos.

  18. Gender differences in performance of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children - 2nd edition test in adolescents

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    Valtr Ludvík

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: The Movement Assessment Battery for Children - 2nd edition (MABC-2 is used for the assessment of motor proficiency and identification of motor impairments in 3-16 year old children. Although there are some gender differences in the motor development of children, in the MABC-2 test the same tasks and norms are used for both genders. Objective: The aim of the study was to determine gender differences in performance of motor tasks involved in the MABC-2 test in adolescents aged 15 to 16. Methods: Participants (N = 121, 50 boys and 71 girls, mean age 16.0 ± 0.5 years randomly recruited from schools were assessed using the MABC-2 test. The Mann-Whitney U test and effect size r were used to analyse gender differences in performance outcome in the particular motor tasks of the MABC-2 test. Results: As compared to the boys, the girls achieved a significantly shorter time of completion of the unimanual coordination task executed with their preferred hand (p < .001, r = .33 and significantly fewer errors in the graphomotor task (p = .001, r = .29. On the other hand, the boys achieved significantly better results than the girls in the aiming and catching tasks (p ≤ .030, r = .20-.33. Performance in the dynamic balance tasks was not significantly different between genders. The girls demonstrated a significantly longer duration of static balance in one-leg standing as compared to the boys (p = .011, r = .23. For the motor tasks some statistical differences were found, however the effect size of the gender on performance was small or medium. Conclusions: The findings of the study suggest that gender could be a significant factor of performance in the motor tasks associated with object control such as aiming and catching. Other domains, such as manual dexterity and balance, seem to be influenced by gender to a small extent.

  19. Aplicabilidade das ações preconizadas pelo método canguru Share applicability recommended by kangaroo method

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    Alessandra Patricia Stelmak

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    Full Text Available Objetivo:Identificar a prevalência das ações preconizadas pelo MC, na prática de cuidados ao recém-nascido pré-termo e/ou baixo peso, pela equipe de enfermagem de uma unidade de terapia intensiva neonatal que é referência estadual para o MC. Método: Pesquisa descritiva quantitativa, realizada através da aplicação de um questionário estruturado com 37 profissionais de enfermagem de nível médio, em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal, de fevereiro a abril de 2014. Resultados: o acolhimento, o incentivo ao toque, o aleitamento materno e o controle ambiental são as ações mais executadas pela equipe, apresentando cada uma 97% de aplicabilidade prática, e como ações menos executadas, a troca de fralda em decúbito lateral (83%, e o banho envolto em cueiros (58%. Conclusão: Esta equipe realiza as ações humanizadas de cuidado conforme preconizados pelo MC, e compreende a importância desses cuidados para o desenvolvimento infantil dos recém-nascidos. Existe necessidade de processo de educação permanente em serviço.

  20. Análisis de la aplicabilidad de la técnica Value Stream Mapping en el rediseño de sistemas productivos

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    Los sistemas productivos de las empresas han de adaptarse a las exigencias de los mercados. El Value Stream Mapping (VSM) es una técnica desarrollada por la Producción Ajustada y orientada al rediseño de dichos sistemas productivos. Si bien existe divulgación teórica sobre la técnica así como publicaciones de casos prácticos exitosos, se detecta la carencia de un análisis que explore en profundidad la aplicabilidad de la técnica en entornos productivos relacionados con las lineas de flujo des...

  1. Aplicabilidade do Brums: estados de humor em atletas de voleibol e tênis no alto rendimento

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    Tatiana Marcela Rotta

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    Full Text Available Introdução: Os estados de humor são indicadores que auxiliam sobremaneira o rendimento e a prevenção da saúde do atleta. Objetivo: Analisar a aplicabilidade do instrumento BRUMS na avaliação do perfil de estados de humor em atletas de alto rendimento do sexo masculino, de voleibol n=59 e tênis n=69. Métodos: comparar as variáveis independentes: modalidade esportiva (voleibol e tênis; tempo de prática no alto rendimento (até 2 anos; mais de 2 anos e categorias de idade (jovens e adultos com as variáveis dependente do perfil de humor (tensão, depressão, raiva, vigor, fadiga e confusão mental. O estudo causal-comparativo, utilizou, para coleta de dados, o instrumento BRUMS, validado no Brasil, com participação das autoras desse estudo. Resultados: Ao executar a MANOVA, foram verificadas diferenças entre as modalidades (F=4,289/ p=0,001; Hotellings's Trace = 0,216 e tempo de prática (F=5,845/ p<0,001; Hotelling's Trace = 0,295 no vigor. A modalidade versus tempo de prática apresentou significância na interação das duas variáveis (p=0,003, em torno de 7% da variância. Também na variável tensão p=0,05 (voleibol vs. tempo de prática, na variável raiva p=0,001 (voleibol vs. categoria de idade. No tênis, a depressão p=0,001, raiva p=0,04 e confusão mental p< 0,02 com médias maiores em adultos e mais experientes. Conclusão: A modalidade foi responsável por 11% da alteração no perfil de humor (p=0,001.

  2. Aplicabilidade do mismatch negativity em crianças e adolescentes: uma revisão descritiva

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    Mirtes Bruckmann

    Full Text Available RESUMO O Mismatch Negativity (MMN é um potencial cortical que ocorre em resposta a uma mudança de um estímulo acústico em meio a uma sequência de repetidos estímulos, o que reflete a capacidade do cérebro em discriminar o som de modo passivo, ou seja, sem a necessidade de atenção do indivíduo ao estímulo sonoro. Diante disso, o objetivo deste estudo foi realizar uma revisão descritiva sobre o MMN, a fim de identificar a sua aplicabilidade em crianças e adolescentes nos últimos cinco anos. Para isso, realizou-se uma busca nas bases de dados Lilacs, SciELO, Medline e Pubmed utilizando os seguintes descritores: córtex auditivo, eletrofisiologia, potenciais evocados auditivos e as palavras Mismacth e Negativity. Nesta revisão, foram encontrados 14 estudos que avaliaram crianças e/ou adolescentes com dificuldade de articulação na fala, distúrbio específico de linguagem, transtorno do processamento auditivo, Transtorno do Déficit de Atenção e Hiperatividade (TDAH, dislexia, autismo, risco para esquizofrenia, psicose, amusia, fenilcetonúria e atenção seletiva. Foi possível, assim, realizar a revisão descritiva sobre a aplicação do MMN em crianças e adolescentes, concluindo-se que, nos últimos cinco anos, houve uma produção considerável de artigos sobre o tema, embora no Brasil a presença de estudos a esse respeito ainda seja escassa. Nesse sentido, apesar de existir uma variedade de aplicações para o MMN, no que diz respeito à população brasileira, necessita-se ainda de evidências científicas que assegurem o efeito deste potencial nas diferentes faixas etárias. Verificou-se, também, que a busca por estudos sobre MMN nas bases de dados citadas pode ser realizada apenas utilizando as palavras Mismacth e Negativity.

  3. Proposta e aplicabilidade de modelo para avaliação da gestão municipal do Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar

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    Cristine Garcia Gabriel

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta-se uma proposta de modelo para avaliar a gestão municipal do Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar (PNAE, verificando sua aplicabilidade nos dez municípios de Santa Catarina, Brasil, com mais de 100 mil habitantes. A construção do modelo ocorreu mediante oficinas com especialistas e sua adequação foi realizada por meio do método Delphi, com a participação de 14 colaboradores. O modelo contemplou duas dimensões da gestão municipal: a dimensão político-organizacional, organizada nas subdimensões recursos, atuação intersetorial e controle social, e a dimensão técnico-operacional, que contempla as subdimensões eficácia alimentar e nutricional, monitoramento alimentar e nutricional e atuação pedagógica para a alimentação saudável. No total foram elencados 22 indicadores, coletados por meio de entrevistas com os nutricionistas responsáveis pelo PNAE. Na aplicabilidade os indicadores mostraram-se viáveis para contemplar as atribuições de responsabilidade municipal, devendo o modelo ser futuramente empregado para qualificar a atuação da gestão do PNAE.

  4. Validación y aplicabilidad de encuestas SERVQUAL modificadas para medir la satisfacción de usuarios externos en servicios de salud

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    Emilio Cabello

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Validar y evaluar la aplicabilidad de encuestas para medir la satisfacción de los usuarios en consulta externa (CE y emergencia (E de un hospital público. Material y métodos: Estudio descriptivo, transversal, basado en la encuesta SERVQUAL. Las variables del constructo luego de perfeccionamiento consecutivo, incorporaron las principales actividades del proceso de atención y requisitos de calidad de los usuarios externos. La validez de contenido fue analizada con 5 expertos, la validez de constructo por análisis factorial, la consistencia interna por el coeficiente alfa de Cronbach y su aplicabilidad en una muestra no probabilística de 383 usuarios de CE y 384 de E. Resultados: El análisis factorial mostró que el 88,9 % de la varianza de las variables en CE y 92,5% en E, explicaban los 5 componentes o dimensiones de la calidad. El coeficiente alfa de Cronbach fue 0,984 para CE y 0,988 para E. La satisfacción global de los usuarios en CE fue 46,8% y 52,9 % en E. Las variables con mayor insatisfacción en CE fueron: difícil acceso a citas, demora para la atención en farmacia, caja, módulo SIS y el trato inadecuado; en emergencia: deficiente mejora o resolución del problema de salud, deficiente disponibilidad de medicinas y demora para la atención en farmacia, caja y admisión. Conclusiones: Las encuestas de CE y E, han demostrado propiedades psicométricas para ser considerados como instrumentos válidos, confiables y aplicables, para medir el nivel de satisfacción de los usuarios externos, identificar las principales causas de insatisfacción e implementar proyectos de mejora

  5. Aplicabilidade do software Fast Forword na reabilitação dos distúrbios do processamento auditivo: resultados iniciais Applicability of Fast ForWord software to management auditory process disorders: early result

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    Sheila Andreoli Balen

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available TEMA: novas propostas de reabilitação para crianças com distúrbios do processamento auditivo associadas aos distúrbios de linguagem e de aprendizagem são necessárias para aumentar a eficácia do tratamento fonoaudiológico. Assim, o objetivo foi descrever a aplicabilidade do software Fast ForWord Language (FFWL na reabilitação dos distúrbios de processamento auditivo (DPA em três crianças brasileiras. PROCEDIMENTOS: estas três crianças, na faixa-etária de 9 a 14 anos, foram selecionadas pela avaliação audiológica básica, do processamento auditivo, de linguagem escrita e de consciência fonológica. Estes procedimentos foram utilizados antes e após a realização do treinamento com o software FFWL, que foi aplicado durante 80 minutos por dia, em cinco dias por semana em até oito semanas de treinamento. Foram utilizadas as seguintes estratégias: Circus sequence, Old Mac Donald's Flying Farm, Phoneme identification e Phonic Match, envolvendo detecção, discriminação, atenção sustentada e memória auditiva. RESULTADOS: após, em média 30,67 dias de uso do FFW, observou-se adequação em duas crianças do processamento auditivo. Em uma das crianças isso não foi evidenciado mantendo-se com as mesmas alterações na reavaliação do processamento auditivo. Após a terceira semana de estimulação observou-se diminuição do interesse pelas estratégias, o que necessitou uma intervenção mais intensa e criativa dos pesquisadores. CONCLUSÃO: pode-se inferir que o FFW apresenta aplicabilidade para crianças brasileiras com distúrbio do processamento auditivo, entretanto, são necessárias novas pesquisas com uma amostra maior para verificar a eficácia deste software para crianças brasileiras.BACKGROUND: news proposals of rehabilitation for children with auditory processing disorders associated to language and learning disorders are necessary to increase the efficacy of speech and language treatment. So, the purpose was

  6. Proposta de aplicabilidade da preservação digital ao prontuário eletrônico do paciente

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    Virginia Bentes Pinto

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    Full Text Available Apresentam-se os resultados de uma pesquisa baseada na revisão de literatura sobre a preservação e a curadoria digital, bem como a possibilidade de aplicabilidade ao contexto da documentação sanitária, enquanto memória da saúde e que buscou responder a seguinte questão: Como o padrão Open Archival Information System (OAIS pode ser aplicado aos prontuários eletrônicos do paciente, na perspectiva da preservação de conteúdos digitais, visando assegurar a confidencialidade, confiabilidade, autenticidade e acesso, a quem de direito, à informação registrada nesses documentos? O objetivo básico é estudar a literatura referente à preservação e à curadoria digital, com ênfase no padrão Open Archival Information System (OAIS, considerando sua aplicabilidade ao âmbito dos prontuários eletrônicos de pacientes, com vistas na confidencialidade, confiabilidade, autenticidade e acesso à recuperação da informação, observando-se o ordenamento jurídico concernente a esse documento. Pesquisa exploratória pautada no levantamento do estado da arte sobre o tema em lide. O corpus do estudo foi constituído de 01 prontuário (5 volumes da especialidade da nefrologia, com recorte no ano de 1970. O estudo empírico foi no Serviço de Arquivo Médico e Estatística, do Hospital Universitário Walter Cantídio da Universidade Federal do Ceará. Os achados evidenciam que, embora já existam várias iniciativas sobre a preservação digital da documentação cientifica tecnológica e cultural, não encontramos experiências sobre prontuários. Ademais, o modelo OAIS pode ser aplicado ao contexto do prontuário eletrônico do paciente desde que observadas as características particulares de legalidade de acesso a esses documentos.

  7. Heat shock protein 27 and gross cystic disease fluid protein 15 play critical roles in molecular apocrine breast cancer.

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    Liu, Xiaozhen; Feng, Changyun; Liu, Junjun; Zhao, Lin; Liu, Jian; Zhang, Wei; Liu, Ning; Niu, Yun

    2016-06-01

    Molecular apocrine breast cancer (MABC) has a distinct hormonal profile, being estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) negative but androgen receptor (AR) positive. The clinical significance of MABC and its relative variables have not been absolutely clarified and remain to be determined. Five hundred cases of invasive breast carcinoma were randomly selected in this study, including 158 MABC cases and 342 nonMABC cases. Expression of ER, PR, epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), Ki67, AR, gross cystic disease fluid protein 15 (GCDFP15), and heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) were analyzed by immunohistochemistry. Differences of continuous variables between MABC and nonMABC subgroups were evaluated by the chi-square test. The Kaplan-Meier method was performed to evaluate disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). The MABC subgroup had higher histological grade, bigger tumor size, more lymph node metastasis, and higher pTNM stage than the nonMABC subgroup (P < 0.05), and patients with MABC had poorer prognosis than those of the nonMABC subgroup (P < 0.05). Both GCDFP15 and HSP27 were expressed differently in the MABC and nonMABC subgroups (P < 0.05). Furthermore, in the MABC subgroup, positive HSP27 expression indicated higher risk of recurrence (P < 0.05) and positive GCDFP15 expression was also a poor marker for patient outcome (P < 0.05). MABC patients with HSP27 and GCDFP15 co-expression had worse outcome (P < 0.05). Our data suggested that MABC had a high risk of recurrence. Positive expression of both GCDFP15 and HSP27 were correlated with MABC malignancy. Targeting AR and HSP27 at the same time might offer a useful strategy to MABC.

  8. INDICADORES DE AVALIAÇÃO DE GOVERNANÇA EM DESTINOS TURÍSTICOS – uma análise da aplicabilidade dos modelos propostos

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    Doris Van de Meene Ruschmann

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo tem como objetivo identificar os conceitos relacionados à governança do turismo e, a partir dessa base, são relacionados diferentes modelos de indicadores propostos e tipologias aplicadas à governança, que ensaiam a construção de uma ferramenta de avaliação para a mensuração da governança do turismo. Este trabalho utilizou-se de pesquisa bibliográfica para identificar indicadores de avaliação encontrados na literatura sobre governança. Como resultado, foram identificados quatro estudos, dois deles relacionados com a governança do turismo, um com a governança pública e outro relacionado com as tipologias de governança aplicadas ao turismo. Esta análise também percebe a necessidade de um instrumento de real aplicabilidade que possa avaliar a governança do turismo em diferentes destinos.

  9. ANÁLISIS SOBRE LA APLICABILIDAD DE LAS HERRAMIENTAS DE GESTIÓN AMBIENTAL PARA EL MANEJO DE LOS HUMEDALES NATURALES INTERIORES DE COLOMBIA

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    HERRERA ARANGO MARÍA ALEJANDRA

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    Full Text Available Como resultado de la investigación de la información sobre la gestión ambiental de los humedales naturales interiores de Colombia, se analiza la aplicabilidad de las herramientas de gestión empleadas en el manejo integral de estos ecosistemas. Para la evaluación de esta información, se identificaron las principales categorías y subcategorías de análisis, partiendo de una clasificación de los humedales naturales interiores presentes en el país y su estado actual, la revisión de la normatividad ambiental vigente, los planes de manejo formulados por diferentes entidades y por último, la identificación de grupos de investigación de Colciencias que realizan estudios sobre este tema. Con base en estos resultados, se sistematiza la información encontrada, generando con ello una aproximación a una propuesta de análisis que contribuya a orientar futuras investigaciones y a la toma de decisiones acerca del manejo racional de los humedales en el país.

  10. PERCEPÇÕES DE SAÚDE E A SÍNDROME DE BURNOUT – APLICABILIDADE DA MBI-GS.

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    Marcelo da Silva Schuster

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é verificar a aplicabilidade da MBI-GS e analisar a existência da relação entre a percepção de saúde dos colaboradores e a síndrome de Burnout. A MBI-GS demonstrou-se aplicável, os níveis de Burnout encontrados foram moderados, porém apresentando colaboradores nos três níveis de Burnout, alertando para a necessidade de uma intervenção por parte da instituição para prevenir os desencadeadores dessa síndrome. O estudo contribui para os estudos de Burnout, confirmando a relação inversa entre a síndrome e a percepção de saúde, e comprova estatisticamente que esta síndrome é uma das causas da diminuição nas percepções de saúde.

  11. A aplicabilidade terapêutica de textos literários para crianças The therapeutic applicability of literaries texts for children

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    Clarice Fortkamp Caldin

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo apóia-se na teoria aristotélica de admitir a possibilidade de a literatura desempenhar uma função de cura ao aliviar a pressão das emoções. Articula o literário com a biblioterapia, permitindo enfocar a leitura como catarse. Baseia-se também, no pensamento de Freud, que apresenta o riso como terapêutico, como depurativo das tensões. Vale-se, ainda dos seguintes conceitos associados à terapia pela literatura: identificação, introjeção, projeção, introspecção e compensação. Apresenta análises de modelos de textos literários infantis e sua aplicabilidade terapêutica em crianças hospitalizadas.The article follows the aristotelics theory to admit the possibility that the literature perform a cure function, relief the emotions pressions. Articulate the literary with bibliotherapy, give emphasis in the reading as catharsis. Follows the same way of Freud thoughts, who presents the laugh as therapeutic, as tensions depurative. Presents, also of others ideas: identification, introjection, projection, introspection and compensation. Presents analisys of literaries texts for children and your therapeutic applicability to hospitalized children.

  12. Análise da aplicabilidade do custeio-meta na etapa de concepção de empreendimentos habitacionais de interesse social

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    Sidnei Junior Guadanhim

    Full Text Available Custeio-Meta é uma estratégia desenvolvida pela indústria para melhorar sistematicamente a qualidade do produto, entregando maior valor ao consumidor, respeitando o referencial de preço do mercado e mantendo estrito controle dos custos. Estudos recentes têm apontado caminhos para a adaptação dessa estratégia para a construção civil, apesar das características ímpares da produção de edifícios. Este trabalho apresenta uma análise da aplicabilidade do Custeio-Meta na etapa de concepção de empreendimentos habitacionais de interesse social. Foi realizado um estudo de caso no Programa de Arrendamento Residencial, no qual existe o envolvimento da empresa construtora desde as primeiras fases de planejamento do empreendimento. Também foram utilizados dados secundários gerados em dois estudos realizados anteriormente sobre a cadeia de negócios de empreendimentos e o processo de desenvolvimento do produto neste Programa. Os resultados sugerem que esse contexto propicia a aplicação do custeio-meta para que as necessidades dos clientes de tais empreendimentos, as quais normalmente não são totalmente atendidas devido ao teto estabelecido para financiamento, sejam melhor contempladas. Ao final são propostas diretrizes para melhorias no processo de projeto de forma a propiciar a aplicação do custeio-meta nesse contexto.

  13. Sobre la aplicabilidad de la propuesta fenomenológico-política de Enrique Dussel About the applicability of Enrique Dussel’s phenomenological and political proposal

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    Martín Fleitas González

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Entendiendo la tesis central que Enrique Dussel presenta en 20 Tesis de Política, como la reconstrucción de una histórica lucha entre la voluntad-de-vida de la comunidad política y la potestas fetichizada, señalo que el autor solo investiga las características del primero, ciego a aquellos mecanismos por los que la potestas fetichizada libra su lucha por reproducir las condiciones de su existencia colonizando el mundo de la vida. En virtud de esta ceguera, y buscando dotar de cierta aplicabilidad a la propuesta de Dussel, introduciré consistentemente aportes de la ética del discurso para identificar los fenómenos de colonización del mundo de la vida como el campo de acción para orientar el diseño de políticas públicas.Understanding the central thesis that Enrique Dussel presents in 20 Theses of Politics, as the reconstruction of a historical struggle among the will-of-life of the political community and the fetishized potestas, I note that the author only investigates the characteristics of the first one, being blind to those mechanisms for which the fetishized potestas pounds its fight for reproducing the conditions of its existence colonizing the world of life. Under this blindness, and seeking to endow of certain applicability to Dussel’s proposal, I will consistently introduce contributions to the ethics of the discourse to identify the phenomena of colonization of the world of life as the field of action to guide the design of public policies.

  14. Ghent developmental balance test: a new tool to evaluate balance performance in toddlers and preschool children.

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    De Kegel, Alexandra; Baetens, Tina; Peersman, Wim; Maes, Leen; Dhooge, Ingeborg; Van Waelvelde, Hilde

    2012-06-01

    Balance is a fundamental component of movement. Early identification of balance problems is important to plan early intervention. The Ghent Developmental Balance Test (GDBT) is a new assessment tool designed to monitor balance from the initiation of independent walking to 5 years of age. The purpose of this study was to establish the psychometric characteristics of the GDBT. To evaluate test-retest reliability, 144 children were tested twice on the GDBT by the same examiner, and to evaluate interrater reliability, videotaped GDBT sessions of 22 children were rated by 3 different raters. To evaluate the known-group validity of GDBT scores, z scores on the GDBT were compared between a clinical group (n = 20) and a matched control group (n = 20). Concurrent validity of GDBT scores with the subscale standardized scores of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition (M-ABC-2), the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales-Second Edition (PDMS-2), and the balance subscale of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test-Second Edition (BOT-2) was evaluated in a combined group of the 20 children from the clinical group and 74 children who were developing typically. Test-retest and interrater reliability were excellent for the GDBT total scores, with intraclass correlation coefficients of .99 and .98, standard error of measurement values of 0.21 and 0.78, and small minimal detectable differences of 0.58 and 2.08, respectively. The GDBT was able to distinguish between the clinical group and the control group (t(38) = 5.456, P<.001). Pearson correlations between the z scores on GDBT and the standardized scores of specific balance subscales of the M-ABC-2, PDMS-2, and BOT-2 were moderate to high, whereas correlations with subscales measuring constructs other than balance were low. The GDBT is a reliable and valid clinical assessment tool for the evaluation of balance in toddlers and preschool-aged children.

  15. A percepção dos formandos a respeito dos instrumentos básicos de enfermagem e sua aplicabilidade La percepción de los estudiantes del ultimo curso con respecto a los instrumentos basicos de enfermería y sú aplicabilidad The senior students perception about basic nursing tools and their applicability

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    Anesilda Alves de Almeida Ribeiro

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta um estudo exploratório descritivo da percepção de estudantes de enfermagem sobre a aplicabilidade dos Instrumentos Básicos de Enfermagem (IBE no cotidiano da prática profissional. Os resultados evidenciam os fatores que contribuem para a continuidade da dicotomia entre teoria e prática e as possibilidades de superação/transformação desta realidade. Além disso, o estudo mostra que a concretização do saber-fazer, em enfermagem, demanda de cada enfermeira a conscientização de que é sua responsabilidade pessoal, profissional e social prestar assistência/cuidado com qualidade, através da aplicação plena dos saberes/conhecimentos profissionais.Este artículo presenta un estudio descriptivo-exploratório de la percepción de estudiantes sobre la aplicabilidad de los Instrumentos Básicos de Enfermería (IBE en la rutina diaria de la práctica profesional. Los resultados evidencian los factores que contribuyen para la continuidad de la dicotomía entre teoría y práctica y las posibilidades de superación/transformación de esta realidad. Además de eso, el estudio muestra que la concretización del saber hacer, en enfermería, demanda de cada enfermera la conscientización de que es de su responzabilidad personal, profesional y social prestar asistencia y cuidado con calidad a través de la aplicación plena de los saberes/conocimientos profesionales.This paper presents a descriptive exploratory study of student's perception about the applicability of basic nursing tools on the daily professional practice. Results highlights the factors that contribute to the continuity of dichotomy between theory and practice and the possibilities of overcoming/transformation of this reality. In addition, the study shows that the concretization of the know-how in nursing requires from each nurse to be aware of his/her personal, professional and social responsibility to offer a high quality health care, through the full

  16. Applicability of the CERAD neuropsychological battery to Brazilian elderly Aplicabilidade da bateria neuropsicológica CERAD em idosos brasileiros

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    Paulo Henrique Ferreira Bertolucci

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available There is a limited choice of psychometric tests for Portuguese speaking people which have been evaluated in well defined groups. A Portuguese version of CERAD neuropsychological battery was applied to a control group of healthy elderly (CG (mean age 75.1 years/ education 7.9 years, 31 Alzheimer disease (AD patients classified by clinical dementia rating (CDR as CDR1 (71.4/ 9.0 and 12 AD patients CDR 2 (74.1/ 9.3. Cut-off points were: verbal fluency-11; modified Boston naming-12; Mini-mental State Examination (MMSE -26; word list memory-13; constructional praxis-9; word recall-3, word recognition-7; praxis recall-4. There was a significant difference between CG and AD-CDR1 (pExistem poucos instrumentos psicométricos em português aplicados em grupos bem definidos. Uma versão em português da bateria neuropsicológica CERAD foi aplicada a um grupo controle de 85 idosos saudáveis (GC (média de idade 75,1/ média de educação 7,9, 31 indivíduos com doença de Alzheimer (DA classificados pela Classificação Clínica para Demência (CDR como CDR1 (71,4/ 9,0 e 12 indivíduos com DA CDR2 (74,1/ 9,3. Os pontos de corte foram: fluência verbal -- 11; teste de nomeação de Boston --12; MEEM -- 26; memória da lista de palavras -- 13; praxia construtiva -- 9; evocação de palavras -- 3; reconhecimento de palavras -- 7; evocação da praxia -- 4. Houve uma diferença significativa (p<0,0001 para todos os testes, exceto o de nomeação de Boston (p<0,368. A comparação entre AD-CDR1 e AD-CDR2 mostrou diferença apenas para o MEEM, fluência verbal e teste de nomeação de Boston. O desempenho do GC foi semelhante ao de uma população controle americana pareada para nível educacional. Estes resultados indicam que esta adaptação pode ser útil para o diagnóstico de demência inicial, mas estudos mais detalhados devem ser realizados para determinar os pontos de corte para pessoas analfabetas ou com baixa escolaridade.

  17. Aplicabilidad de los aportes de Elton Mayo en la gestión de las pequeñas y medianas organizaciones de la ciudad de Bahía Blanca

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    Cabrera, Cecilia; Schwerdt, Fabio Adrián

    2014-01-01

    La presente ponencia se orienta a identificar los aportes más significativos de la Escuela de Relaciones Humanas iniciada por el psicólogo austríaco Elton Mayo, y compararlos con su actual aplicabilidad en la gestión de Pequeñas y Medianas organizaciones de la localidad de Bahía Blanca. Se intenta averiguar cuáles de los aportes de este autor se emplean en el contexto actual, signado por cambiantes circunstancias políticas, económicas, sociales y culturales, que generan un ambiente externo...

  18. Estudio del proceso de recaptación de anandamida mediante la síntesis de inhibidores y evaluación de su aplicabilidad terapéutica

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    Ortega Gutiérrez, Silvia

    2004-01-01

    En la presente Tesis Doctoral se ha llevado a cabo la síntesis y desarrollo de nuevos inhibidores del proceso de recaptación de anandamida potentes y selectivos que han permitido estudiar este fenómeno así como evaluar su potencial aplicabilidad terapéutica. Para ello se han sintetizado nuevos derivados de ácidos grasos, basados en la estructura de la anandamida, en los cuales su fragmento de etanolamina se ha sustituido por distintas subunidades heterocíclicas. La mayoría de los compuestos h...

  19. Em busca do sapato perfeito: avaliação da aplicabilidade do modelo endertrends para identificação dos fatores que influenciam as mulheres na decisão de compra de calçados

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    Tobias, Vanessa Guimarães

    2009-01-01

    Mulheres apaixonadas por sapatos vivem em universo próprio, muito particular, e por sua dedicação movimentaram, em 2008, R$ 26,3 bilhões. Independentemente da crise econômica, empresas brasileiras esperam aumentar em até 20% o faturamento no mercado interno no ano de 2009. Com o objetivo de avaliar a aplicabilidade do Modelo GENDERTRENDS para identificação dos fatores que influenciam as mulheres nas decisões de compra de calçados, esta pesquisa dividiu-se em duas etapas. Na survey entrevisto...

  20. Alcance del proceso formativo en el laboratorio de simulación hospitalaria en estudiantes de enfermería: aplicabilidad de nuevas prácticas evaluativas por competencias.

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    Romero Rodriguez, July Paola; Blanco, Norka

    2016-01-01

    En los últimos años la simulación se ha venido posesionando dentro de los currículos universitarios con gran fuerza y se ha utilizado en gran medida como herramienta didáctica que fortalece el proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje en las ciencias de la salud. El presente trabajo de Investigación, pretende realizar una descripción general del alcance formativo en el laboratorio de simulación hospitalaria en estudiantes de enfermería y la aplicabilidad de nuevo instrumento de evalua...

  1. Aplicabilidade da Lei de Newcomb-Benford nas fiscalizações do imposto sobre serviços - ISS Applicability of the Newcomb-Benford Law on inspections service tax - ISS

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    Umbelina Cravo Teixeira Lagioia

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho verifica a aplicabilidade da auditoria digital em empresas prestadoras de serviços, contribuindo para melhoria imediata da gestão tributária. Considera-se relevante esta pesquisa pela oportunidade de especializar os auditores na realização de suas tarefas e em outros campos de atuação, destacadamente nas despesas públicas. Por meio de um modelo matemático - Newcomb-Benford -, tornou-se possível identificar irregularidades existentes nas empresas, sendo uma ferramenta importante no planejamento das auditorias. Esta pesquisa interdisciplinar, também, tem sua importância devido ao ineditismo da aplicação desse método no Imposto sobre Serviços. Utilizou-se a estratégia de estudo de caso, realizando-se análises detalhadas de empresas fiscalizadas entre 2005 e 2006. Empregou-se a abordagem qualitativa para melhor compreender o funcionamento da estrutura organizacional do departamento de fiscalização, coletando-se dados por meio de análise documental e entrevista não estruturada. Pela abordagem quantitativa, verificou- se a aderência do modelo, que sinalizou desvios: notas fiscais paralelas, calçadas e não escrituradas. A análise documental, entrevistas e testes do modelo atuaram num processo de constante triangulação de informações. Os resultados apontam: aderência do modelo à fiscalização do ISS; importância da implementação do método em outras áreas; urgência em se promoverem alterações nas formas e regras para se auditarem as empresas, bem como na divulgação desses resultados para os municípios brasileiros, principalmente por não necessitar de novos investimentos, considerando os escassos recursos na administração pública. Ao final, sugere-se uma agenda de pesquisa com finalidade de se aprimorar a gestão tributária.This paper verifies the applicability of the digital audit in service companies, contributing to the immediate improvement of tax management. This research is considered

  2. APLICABILIDADE DA SISTEMATIZAÇÃO DA ASSISTÊNCIA DE ENFERMAGEM NA ESTRATÉGIA DE SAÚDE DA FAMÍLIA: UMA REVISÃO BIBLIOGRÁFICA

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    Anna Paula Mendonça Barros

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    Full Text Available Trata-se de uma revisão da literatura realizada no período de 2002 a 2012 cujo objetivo foi revisar e analisar as publicações relacionadas à aplicabilidade da Sistematização da Assistência de Enfermagem na Estratégia de Saúde da Família. Os trabalhos selecionados foram agrupados por similaridade em três categorias temáticas: Funções assistenciais do enfermeiro na ESF; Aplicabilidade da SAE na prática do enfermeiro da ESF; Implementação da ESF e da SAE. Foi demonstrado aumento das publicações nos últimos anos e maior preocupação por parte dos enfermeiros a cerca da temática e que a utilização da SAE na ESF proporciona o estabelecimento de vínculo entre enfermeiro-usuário-família com fortalecimento do elo com a comunidade, de modo que o enfermeiro poderá interligar as informações disponíveis, guiando a assistência prestada a nível individual e familiar. Aplicar a SAE na ESF requer ao enfermeiro dedicação, ousadia e determinação frente às dificuldades em assimilar gerência e assistência, duas funções importantes que o enfermeiro realiza diariamente.

  3. Test course navette de 20 metros con etapas de un

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    García, Gastón César; Secchi, Jeremías David

    2014-01-01

    A 30 años de su publicación, el test course navette de 20 metros con etapas de un minuto (20m-SRT) sigue siendo el test más utilizado mundialmente, tanto en las áreas de salud, como en la escolar y deportiva. Esto se debe a la practicidad de medición, validez en un amplio rango de edades y poblaciones, fiabilidad y sensibilidad. Sin embargo, el principal motivo de su aplicabilidad se debe a la idea original de correr en un espacio reducido de 20 m, sin la necesidad de utilizar una pista de at...

  4. Instrumento para a abordagem psicossocial do indivíduo e da família na assistência domiciliar: condições de aplicabilidade Instrumento para el abordaje psicosocial del indivíduo y familia en la asistencia domiciliaria: las condiciones de aplicabilidad Psychosocial instrument to approach person and family in home care: conditions of applicability

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    Vilanice Alves de Araújo Püschel

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Na Assistência Domiciliar (AD, o modelo clínico e hospitalar tem sido hegemônico. A abordagem psicossocial mostra-se necessária para os problemas identificados no âmbito domiciliar. Este artigo tem como objetivos: apresentar um instrumento de abordagem psicossocial do indivíduo e da família na assistência domiciliar e mostrar as condições de aplicabilidade do modelo psicossocial no domicílio, a partir da utilização desse instrumento. Esse instrumento foi aplicado pelas participantes de um curso de capacitação para a AD numa abordagem psicossocial, em pessoas doentes e familiares que estavam recebendo o cuidado no domicílio. Verificou-se que este é viável, porém à onipotência própria da clínica se sobrepõe uma impotência quase absoluta de raciocínio clínico-psicossocial. Há necessidade de validação desse instrumento e da composição de um campo de pesquisa significativo para a qualificação do ensino e da prática assistencial na AD.En la asistencia domiciliaria (AD el modelo clínico y hospitalario ha sido hegemónico. El abordaje psicosocial muestra que es necesario para los problemas identificados en el ámbito domiciliario. Este artículo tiene como objetivos: presentar un instrumento de abordaje psicosocial al individuo y a la familia en la asistencia domiciliaria y mostrar las condiciones de aplicabilidad del modelo psicosocial en el domicilio a partir de la utilización de ese instrumento. El instrumento fue aplicado, por las participantes de un curso de capacitación para la AD con abordaje psicosocial, en personas enfermas y familiares que estaban recibiendo el cuidado en el domicilio. Se verificó que éste es viable, sin embargo la omnipotencia propia de la clínica se sobrepone a una impotencia casi absoluta de raciocinio clínico-psicosocial. Hay necesidad de validar el instrumento y de la composición de un campo de investigación significativo para la calificación de la enseñanza y de la pr

  5. Indicativos de aplicabilidade das orientações de enfermagem no cotidiano de cuidadores de portadores de Alzheimer Indicativo de aplicabilidad de las orientaciones del cuidado en lo cotidiano de los cuidadores de los portadores de Alzheimer Indicators of the applicability of nursing instructions in the daily lives of Alzheimer patient caregivers

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    Rosimere Ferreira Santana

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivamos descrever a orientação recebida pelo cuidador do portador de Alzheimer antes de sua participação no Pólo de Neurogeriatria; analisar a aplicabilidade das orientações recebidas no Pólo de Neurogeriatria no cotidiano do cuidado domiciliar; e identificar os mecanismos de enfrentamento e adaptação encontrados nesses cuidadores. Adotamos uma abordagem qualitativa, do tipo estudo de caso, descritivo-exploratório. Como técnica de coleta dos dados, utilizamos a entrevista semi-estruturada. Os sujeitos foram 15 cuidadores atendidos num Hospital Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Para tratamento dos dados, optou-se pela análise temática de conteúdo, obtendo-se três categorias: Orientações recebidas antes da participação no Pólo de Neurogeriatria; Orientações recebidas no Pólo de Neurogeriatria; Mecanismos de enfretamento e adaptação no contexto do cuidado familiar. Concluiu-se que os mecanismos de enfrentamento são utilizados para a adaptação à situação de sobrecarga, podendo ser amenizada pelo apoio educativo e emocional recebido nos grupos de orientação.Objetivamos describir la orientación recibida por el cuidador del portador de Alzheimer, antes de su participación en el Polo de Neurogeriatría; analizar la aplicabilidad de las orientaciones recibidas en el Polo de Neurogeriatría en lo cotidiano del cuidado domiciliar; e identificar los mecanismos de enfrentamiento y adaptación encontrados en los cuidadores. Adoptamos un abordaje cualitativo, del tipo estudio de caso, descriptivo y exploratorio. Como técnica de recolección de datos utilizamos la entrevista semiestructurada, los sujetos fueron 15 cuidadores atendidos en un Hospital Federal de Río de Janeiro. Para tratamiento de los datos, se optó por el análisis de contenido, del tipo temático, obteniéndose tres categorías: Orientaciones recibidas antes de la participación en el Polo de Neurogeriatría; Orientaciones recibidas en el Polo de Neurogeriatr

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    Bendixen, Carsten

    2014-01-01

    Bidrag med en kortfattet, introducerende, perspektiverende og begrebsafklarende fremstilling af begrebet test i det pædagogiske univers.......Bidrag med en kortfattet, introducerende, perspektiverende og begrebsafklarende fremstilling af begrebet test i det pædagogiske univers....

  7. Aplicabilidad de los modelos de periodización del entrenamiento deportivo. Una revision sistemática. (Applicability of the periodization models of the sport training. A systematic review.

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    Antônio Carlos Gomes

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    Full Text Available ResumenCon la evolución del entrenamiento la forma en la cual los técnicos estructuran las cargas de trabajo se han ido adaptando a las necesidades de ellos. El objetivo de este estudio ha sido identificar el modelo que permita una mayor eficacia y aplicabilidad, partiendo del análisis de 12.342 referencias bibliográficas correspondiente a publicaciones realizadas entre los años de 2004 y 2005 que podemos encontrar en bases de datos, y actualizados al final de 2008. La muestra seleccionada, tras aplicar criterios de exclusión, configuró 103 publicaciones. La metodología utilizada fue la revisión sistemática y el método estadístico inferencial de Tamaño-Efecto, posibilitando el establecimiento de un Índice de Aplicabilidad (IAPLIC. Los modelos de periodización Clásica, ATR y Campanas Estructurales presentaron un IAPLIC “Muy Bueno” y los modelos Prioritario y en Bloques, “Bueno”. Se concluye que estos modelos con un IAPLIC “Muy Bueno” son los de mejor Aplicabilidad.AbstractWith the development of training, the way in which the coaches structure the workloads was adapted to the needs. The objective of this study was to identify the model that allows greater efficiency and Applicability, based on an analysis of 12,342 references to publications from 2004 and 2005 found in databases, and updated in late 2008. The selected sample, after exclusion criteria, consisted of 103 publications. The methodology used was the systematic review and Size-Effect inferential statistical method, enabling the establishment of an Index of Applicability (IAPLIC. The models of periodization Classical, ATR and Structural Bells showed a “Very Good” IAPLIC and the models Prioritized and in Blocks, a ";Good” one. It is concluded that the models with ";Very Good"; IAPLIC are the ones with the best Applicability.

  8. PRECISÃO E ACURÁCIA PLANIMÉTRICA DO RECEPTOR GPS GSTAR GS-87: APLICABILIDADE EM TECNOLOGIA DE INFORMAÇÃO EMBARCADA PARA SISTEMAS AGRÍCOLAS

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    IDOMAR AUGUSTO CERUTTI

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    O uso de informações georreferenciadas na agricultura de precisão tem crescido muito na última década. Além disso, o decréscimo do custo dos equipamentos de recepção GPS tem tornado possível o seu uso por produtores agrícolas que estavam distantes de tal tecnologia. Esta pesquisa objetiva avaliar a precisão e acurácia de receptor GPS modelo Gstar GS-87, para compreender sua aplicabilidade em sistemas de informação embarcado com sistema agrícolas. A pesquisa é parte do projeto Agrobot, que ...

  9. Análisis de la aplicabilidad del cine y las series de televisión a la enseñanza de Matemáticas en Educación Secundaria y Bachillerato.

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    Palomar-Andrea, José Manuel

    2013-01-01

    El cine y las series de televisión son algunos de los programas audiovisuales más consumidos por los jóvenes españoles. Es por ello que cada vez están cobrando más relevancia como recurso educativo para muchos profesores de distintas materias, historia, ética, física y química y últimamente también matemáticas. El objetivo general del trabajo es analizar la aplicabilidad del cine y los contenidos de televisión, principalmente las series de ficción en la educación en general y concretamente en...

  10. Controle de gestão: a aplicabilidade do modelo das três dimensões na investigação de níveis e tipos de comprometimento do capital humano nas organizações terceirizadas

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    GERALDO ALVES TORRES

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é investigar e analisar o nível e os tipos de intensidades do comprometimento de trabalhadores terceirizados que atuam concomitantemente com os da empresa contratante, por meio do modelo das três dimensões. Procurou-se analisar tanto o nível e os tipos quanto a forma – como as características pessoais e organizacionais exercem influência sobre o comprometimento desse tipo de empregado que, de forma particular, pertence a uma empresa e presta seus serviços a outra. Utilizou-se de pesquisa descritiva com abordagem quantitativa para a análise dos dados, utilizando-se de técnicas estatísticas, como: média geral, a ANOVA, Teste “t emparelhado”, t-Student e o método alpha de Cronbach. Além de pesquisa bibliográfica e documental, efetuou-se um estudo de caso. A importância do estudo pode ser definida como fundamental para o controle de gestão do ativo humano nas organizações de empresas contratantes e contratadas. O resultado da pesquisa evidenciou a aplicabilidade do modelo das três dimensões de comprometimento: afetivo, instrumental e normativo. O estudo desenvolvido insere-se no bojo de estudos contemporâneos do controle de gestão ou gerencial, estudos esses que têm alçado temas que poderiam ser descritos como “controles relacionais nas organizações”, no caso, as possibilidades de estudo das relações, como a satisfação, a confiança e o comprometimento.

  11. Dinámica erosiva y aplicabilidad de modelos físicos de erosión en una cuenca de montaña mediterránea (Ribera Salada, Cuenca del Segre, Lleida, España

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    Verdú, J. M.

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    Full Text Available Soil surface hydrology was investigated on hillsides of the Ribera Salada watershed (Segre basin in order to characterise the runoff/erosion dynamics and the applicability of two erosion models: E2D and EUROSEM. Three soilvegetation units were selected: (1 oak tree and shrub cover, (2 agricidtural terraces, and (3 hillslope shrub cover. Concerning fieldwork, a rain-gauge and fifteen plots with Gerlach traps were controlled during six months to monitor natural events. Six rainfall simulations were made in order to study the role of high-intensity events in runoff and erosion. Furthermore, topographic measurements, samplings and experiments were made so as to evaluate the different plots and to test the applicability of the erosion models. Main conclusions can be drawn as follows: a low runoff and erosion rates have been registered, suggesting the predominancy of nonhortonian processes in the area, b the E2D model was not suitable for studying recorded low-magnitude natural events and high-porosity soils, c direct application of the EUROSEM model generates important errors; a parameter has been calibrated in order to improve the runoff calculation, and d a great influence of soil moisture variability on runoff dynamics is pointed out for modelling purposes.

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    On étudie la dynamique d'érosion de la surface du sol dans quelques versants de montagne de la source de la Ribera Salada (bassin du Sègre en testant les modèles EROSION2D et EUROSEM. Trois usages du sol ont été différenciés: (1 Sous-bois du chêne pubescent, (2 terrasses agricoles et (3 bordures de buissons. En ce qui concerne le plan d'expérimentation, pendant six mois des épisodes climatiques naturels ont été contrôlés à l'aide d'un pluviographe et quinze parcelles à des canaux Gerlach. D'autre part, on a étudié des épisodes de haute intensité de precipitations grâce à six simidations de pluie. En outre, ont été réalisées les mesures topographiques

  12. Nueva metodología de evaluación del Holter basada en los sistemas dinámicos y la geometría fractal: confirmación de su aplicabilidad a nivel clínico

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    Javier O. Rodríguez V.

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La teoría de sistemas dinámicos establece medidas cuantitativas de evolución de los sistemas mediante la construcción de atractores. Medidas de ocupación espacial de atractores cardiacos en el espacio fractal de Box Counting diferenciaron normalidad y enfermedad crónica de enfermedad aguda. Objetivo: Aplicar la metodología desarrollada para evaluar matemáticamente el estado cardiaco de Holter con diferentes patologías, confirmando la aplicabilidad de esta metodología para la detección de dinámicas agudas mediante medidas de concordancia estadística respecto al Gold Standard. Metodología: Se analizaron 170 Holter, incluyendo normales, crónicos y en estado agudo. Se construyeron simulaciones de la totalidad de la dinámica basada en número de latidos y frecuencia mínima y máxima cada hora durante 21 horas, para construir atractores en el espacio de fases. Se calculó la dimensión fractal de los atractores evaluando su ocupación espacial en el espacio de Box Counting, estableciendo cuáles corresponden a normalidad y enfermedad aguda de acuerdo con resultados matemáticos previos. Se comparó el diagnóstico matemático con el diagnóstico convencional del Holter, tomado como Gold Standard, estableciendo valores de sensibilidad, especificidad y coeficiente Kappa. Resultados: La dimensión fractal no logró evidenciar diferencias cuantitativas mientras que la metodología detectó en todos los casos dinámicas normales y en estado agudo independientemente de la patología, logrando valores de sensibilidad, especificidad, valor predictivo positivo y negativo de 100%, y coeficiente Kappa de 1. Conclusiones: Se confirmó la capacidad de la metodología físico-matemática para detectar dinámicas agudas independientemente de la patología asociada, confirmando una auto-organización acausal de la dinámica del sistema cuya evaluación permite establecer medidas de aplicabilidad clínica.

  13. Aplicabilidade de modelo teórico a famílias de crianças com doença crônica em cuidados intensivos

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    Luciano Marques dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Este estudo analisa a aplicabilidade do modelo teórico "Procurando manter o equilíbrio para atender suas demandas e cuidar da criança hospitalizada" às famílias de crianças com doenças crônicas em cuidados intensivos. Estudo qualitativo que respeitou a Resolução 466/2012, sendo aprovado pelo Comitê de Ética sob o parecer 0111.0.441.099-11. Foi adotada a Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados como referencial metodológico. Os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas com sete famílias de crianças hospitalizadas por doenças crônicas. A pesquisa identificou três fenômenos, que foram analisados à luz do modelo teórico citado: experiência difícil para a família; modificando o funcionamento e a rotina da família; e recebendo apoio no enfrentamento da doença crônica. O estudo demonstrou que o modelo teórico utilizado pode ser aplicado a famílias de crianças com doenças crônicas, pois vivenciam um evento inesperado que desorganiza o seu cotidiano e demanda a busca por novas estratégias para seu enfrentamento.

  14. Propuesta de diseño de un sistema de costos por actividades ABC, y análisis de aplicabilidad en la empresa florícola Ekuaflor de (Peña Enríquez Efrén) del período octubre 2013

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    This thesis aims to establish a proposal to design a system cost by ABC and analysis activities applicability Floriculture Company Ekuaflor the period October 2013 was considered as the basis for analysis. El presente trabajo de tesis tiene como finalidad establecer una propuesta, diseñar un sistema de costos por actividades ABC y análisis de aplicabilidad en la Empresa Florícola Ekuaflor, se consideró como base para su análisis el período octubre del 2013.

  15. Audiometria de resposta evocada de acordo com sexo e idade: achados e aplicabilidade Evoked response audiometry according to gender and age: findings and usefulness

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    Edmir Américo Lourenço

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available A audiometria de respostas evocadas (ABR é um registro não-invasivo de potenciais elétricos auditivos nos primeiros 12 milissegundos, da orelha média ao córtex auditivo. ABR é importante na avaliação otoneurológica. OBJETIVO: Esclarecer as utilidades do exame, faixas etárias e sexo com maior incidência e topodiagnóstico segundo as latências absolutas e os intervalos interpicos. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODO: Neste estudo retrospectivo foram analisados 403 prontuários de ABR realizados em clínica particular na cidade de Jundiaí/SP, Brasil, suspeitos de alteração auditiva e/ou doença do SNC, com os pacientes divididos por sexo e faixa etária. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: ABR é um importante exame para determinar a integridade da via auditiva, limiares eletrofisiológicos e topodiagnóstico, embora o teste não indique a etiologia das alterações. Foi demonstrado que ocorreu maior incidência de achados retrococleares na faixa etária de 12-20 anos e sexo masculino, contudo crianças menores de um ano com fatores de risco não apresentaram um aumento na incidência de alterações condutivas, cocleares e retrococleares em relação à população geral estudada. As latências absolutas das ondas I, III e V foram maiores no sexo masculino e as alterações dos intervalos interpicos foram similares em ambos os sexos, sendo que o intervalo I-III foi o mais freqüentemente alterado.Auditory evoked brainstem responses (ABR is a non-invasive electrical potential registration which evaluates the auditory tract from the middle ear to the auditory cortex in the first 12 milliseconds (ms. The ABR is an important otoneurological evaluation. AIM: confirm the test's usefulness, major incidence and topography according to are range gender considering the absolute latencies of the waves and interpeak intervals. MATERIALS AND METHOD: we retrospectively analyzed 403 tests from a private clinic in the city of Jundiaí-São Paulo State-Brazil, from

  16. Application of the Inverse Square Law distance in conventional radiology and mammography; Aplicabilidade da Lei do Inverso do Quadrado da distancia em radiologia convencional e mamografia

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    Hoff, Gabriela; Lima, Nathan Willig, E-mail: ghoff.gesic@gmail.com [Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Faculdade de Fisica

    2014-07-01

    The Inverse Square Law (ISL) is a mathematical rule largely used to adjust the KERMA and exposure to different distances of focal spot having as reference a determined point in space. Taking into account the limitations of this Mathematical Law and its application, we have as main objective to verify the applicability of the ISL to determine exposure on radio-diagnostic area (maximum tensions between 30kVp and 150kVp). Experimental data was collected, deterministic calculation and simulation using Monte Carlo Method (Geant4 toolkit) was applied. The experimental data was collected using a calibrated ionizing chamber TNT 12000 from Fluke. The conventional X-ray equipment used was a Multix Top of Siemens, with Tungsten track and total filtration equivalent to 2,5 mm of Aluminum; and the mammographic equipment was a Mammomat Inspiration from Siemens, presenting the track-add filtration combinations of Molybdenum-Molybdenum (25 μm), Molybdenum-Rhodium (30 μm), Tungsten-Rhodium (50 μm). Both equipment have the Quality Control testes in agreement to Brazilian regulations. On conventional radiology the measurements were performed at following focal spot-detector distance (FsDD): 40cm, 50 cm, 60 cm, 70 cm, 80 cm, 90 cm, 100 cm for peak tensions of 66 kVp, 81 kVp e 125 kVp. On mammography the measurements were performed at FsDD: 60cm, 50cm, 40 cm and 26 cm for peak tensions of 25kVp, 30kVp and 35kVp. Based on the results it is possible conclude that the ISL presents lower performance in correct measurement on Mammography spectra (induce to larger errors on estimate data), but it can cause significant impact on both areas depending on the spectra energy and distance to correct. (author)

  17. Avaliação da aplicabilidade de um padrão cefalométrico norte-americano em pacientes brasileiros submetidos à cirurgia ortognática Evaluation of the applicability of a North American cephalometric standard to Brazilian patients subjected to orthognathic surgery

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    Fernando Paganeli Machado Giglio

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a aplicabilidade de um padrão cefalométrico norte-americano em pacientes brasileiros submetidos à cirurgia ortognática, por meio da comparação dos traçados cefalométricos pós-tratamento ortodôntico-cirúrgico de 29 pacientes que passaram por cirurgia de maxila e mandíbula, com o padrão cefalométrico utilizado como orientação para o planejamento dos casos. MÉTODOS: os traçados foram gerados pelo programa Dolphin Imaging 9.0 a partir de telerradiografias em norma lateral digitalizadas, nas quais foram marcados 48 pontos de referência dentários, ósseos e tegumentares. Assim, obteve-se 26 grandezas cefalométricas lineares e angulares para posterior comparação com os valores normativos, considerando-se o dimorfismo sexual e as eventuais modificações feitas no planejamento em virtude de necessidades individuais de cada caso e das possíveis diferenças étnico-raciais. Os dados da amostra foram confrontados com o padrão por meio da comparação das médias e desvios-padrão pelo teste "t" de Student. RESULTADOS: para os homens, as médias da amostra foram significativamente diferentes do padrão em cinco das grandezas estudadas; enquanto, para as mulheres, nove apresentaram diferenças estatisticamente significativas. No entanto, apesar da similaridade das médias na maioria das medidas em ambos os gêneros, os dados mostraram grandes variações individuais. CONCLUSÕES: a análise dos resultados obtidos sugere que o padrão cefalométrico norte-americano empregado é aplicável como referência para o planejamento de casos ortodôntico-cirúrgicos de pacientes brasileiros, desde que se atente às variações individuais de acordo com as necessidades de cada paciente.OBJECTIVES: To study the applicability of a North American cephalometric standard to Brazilian patients subjected to orthognathic surgery by comparing the post-surgical/orthodontic treatment cephalometric tracings of 29 patients who had

  18. Aplicabilidade da escala de Torrington e Henderson

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    Faresin S.M.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Validar a escala de Torrington e Henderson na estratificação do risco cirúrgico da nossa população, fornecendo a quantificação do mesmo. Tipo de estudo: coorte prospectivo longitudinal. Duração do estudo: 30 meses. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 1162 pacientes no pré-operatório de cirurgia geral eletiva no Ambulatório de Risco Cirúrgico da Disciplina de Pneumologia da EPM/Unifesp. De acordo com a escala de Torrington e Henderson os pacientes foram classificados no período pré-operatório em portadores de baixo (n=785, moderado (n=317 e alto risco (n=60 para a ocorrência de complicações pulmonares e óbito, no período pós-operatório. No pós-operatório realizou-se avaliação clínica diária dos mesmos até alta hospitalar ou óbito verificando-se a ocorrência das seguintes complicações pulmonares neste período: infecção respiratória aguda (pneumonia ou traqueobronquite,atelectasia, insuficiência respiratória aguda, entubação orotraqueal ou ventilação mecânica por mais de 48 horas e broncoespasmo. RESULTADOS: Complicações pulmonares no pós-operatório ocorreram em 6,1% dos pacientes de baixo risco, 23,3% nos de moderado e 35% nos de alto risco (p < 0,05. O risco relativo de ocorrer complicações pulmonares foi de 3,8 vezes para os pacientes de moderado risco e de 5,7 vezes para os de alto risco em relação aos de baixo risco. A incidência de óbito de causa pulmonar no pós-operatório foi, respectivamente, de 1,7%, 6,3 e 11,7% entre os pacientes de baixo, moderado e de alto risco (p < 0,001. O risco relativo de óbito pulmonar foi de 3,7 vezes para os pacientes de moderado risco e de 6,9 vezes para aqueles de alto risco em relação aos de baixo risco. CONCLUSÃO: A escala de Torrington e Henderson é útil na estratificação do risco cirúrgico nesta população estudada .

  19. Aplicabilidade das técnicas de bag squeezing e manobra zeep em pacientes submetidos à ventilação mecânica Applicability of bag squeezing and zeep maneuvers in mechanically ventilated patients

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    Denise Moreira Lima Lobo

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a aplicabilidade das manobras de bag squeezing e zeep em pacientes sob ventilação mecânica invasiva. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados vinte pacientes sob ventilação mecânica invasiva e hemodinamicamente estáveis. Os pacientes foram randomizados e alocados em uma das duas sequências de tratamento (bag squeezing ou manobra zeep. A ordem de aplicação da sequência foi invertida após quatro horas. Foram avaliadas frequência cardíaca, frequência respiratória, saturação periférica de oxigênio e pressão arterial, antes, durante e após a execução de cada técnica. A secreção aspirada foi coletada e mensurada. Os dados foram avaliados utilizando análise estatística pareada para comparação entre os dois grupos e ANOVA para comparar os resultados obtidos em cada grupo nas avaliações. RESULTADOS: Houve um aumento significativo na frequência cardíaca, de 92,6 ± 18,3 bpm para 99,8 ± 18,5 bpm e uma redução significativa na saturação periférica de oxigênio, de 96,9 ± 3,0% para 94,5 ± 4,3% durante a aplicação da técnica bag squeezing, embora os valores tenham se mantido dentro da normalidade. Não houve alterações durante a manobra zeep. Quando comparadas as duas técnicas foi encontrado diferença na saturação periférica de oxigênio durante a aplicação das mesmas. Não houve diferença na quantidade de secreção removida. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados sugerem que ambas as técnicas são viáveis no tocante a sua aplicação, pois causam poucas alterações hemodinâmicas, e ambas as técnicas são eficazes na remoção de secreção brônquica.OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the applicability of the bag squeezing and zeep maneuvers in mechanically ventilated patients. METHODS: Twenty stable mechanically ventilated patients were studied. All patients were randomly allocated to either bag squeezing techinique followed by zeep maneuver, or the reversed sequence. Each group crossed to the other sequence four

  20. Triagem auditiva neonatal: aplicabilidade clínica na rotina dos médicos pediatras neonatologistas Neonatal hearing screening: clinical applicability in the routine of the neonatologists pediatrician doctors

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    Carla Plech Soares

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: identificar a aplicabilidade clínica da triagem auditiva neonatal na rotina dos médicos pediatras neonatologistas no município de Maceió-AL. MÉTODOS: foi realizado um estudo transversal analítico com 36 médicos pediatras neonatologistas por meio da aplicação de um questionário com seis perguntas objetivas. RESULTADOS: observou-se que 88,9% dos pediatras neonatologistas conhecem a triagem auditiva neonatal, no entanto, 11,1% desconhecem. No serviço particular de saúde, 66,1% encaminham todos os recém-nascidos para a triagem em sua rotina. No serviço público, apenas 7,4% encaminham todos os recém-nascidos e 42,8% não encaminham. Em relação à Lei Municipal nº 5.555/06, que obriga a realização da triagem auditiva neonatal universal nas maternidades e estabelecimentos hospitalares congêneres no município de Maceió, 41,7% dos médicos declararam não conhecer. Apenas 36,1% afirmaram conhecer o trabalho fonoaudiológico na prevenção da surdez. CONCLUSÃO: neste estudo, pode-se concluir que a triagem auditiva neonatal está inserida na rotina clínica da maioria dos médicos pediatras neonatologistas que trabalham na rede particular de saúde. No entanto, observa-se carência de recursos para a implantação e continuidade do programa no serviço público e pouco conhecimento do papel do fonoaudiólogo na prevenção da surdez.PURPOSE: to identify the clinical applicability of neonatal hearing screening in the routine of neonatologist pediatrician doctors in the city of Maceió-AL. METHODS: an cross-section analytical study was carried out with 36 neonatologist pediatricians through the application of a questionnaire with six objective questions. RESULTS: it was observed that 88.9% of neonatologist pediatricians know on neonatal hearing screening; however, 11.1% do not know./ In the private health service, 66.1% refer all the newborn babies to the screening in their routine. In the public service, only 7.4% refer

  1. Applicability of the Spanish Version of the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS, in the Mexican Population with Severe Mental Illness Aplicabilidad de la escala de intensidad de apoyos (SIS, en población mexicana con enfermedad mental severa Aplicabilidade da versão espanhola da escala de intensidade de apoio, na população mexicana com doença mental severa

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    Maribel Cruz Ortiz

    2010-10-01

    enfermedad mental en el contexto mexicano.Estão apresentados, aqui, os resultados obtidos da avaliação por juízes especialistas sobre a escala de intensidade de apoio (Scale Intensity Support-SIS, na versão espanhola, para determinar a sua aplicabilidade na população mexicana com doença mental severa (DMS. O instrumento, inicialmente concebido para pessoas com deficiência intelectual, é coerente com o conceito multidimensional de qualidade de vida e com o modelo social da deficiência. Foi analisada a equivalência semântica dos itens adotados, através dos juízes especialistas, a confiabilidade das subescalas, utilizando o alfa de Cronbach, e a validade concorrente entre as escalas SIS e a Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF. A média de semelhança com a original foi de 9,91 do máximo de 10 (dp=0,14. Os coeficientes de confiabilidade foram superiores a 0,95 e as correlações entre as escalas SIS e a GAF foram médias altas e significativas. Concluiu-se que, no contexto mexicano, a escala SIS pode ser utilizada para conhecer as necessidades e expectativas das pessoas com doença mental.

  2. Aplicabilidade do escore fisiológico agudo simplificado (SAPS 3 em hospitais brasileiros Aplicabilidad de la puntuación fisiológica aguda simplificada (SAPS 3 en hospitales brasileños Applicability of the simplified acute physiology score (SAPS 3 in brazilian hospitals

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    João Manoel Silva Junior

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O sistema prognóstico SAPS 3 (Simplified Acute Physiology Score 3 é composto de 20 variáveis, representadas por escore fisiológico agudo e avaliação do estado prévio, visando estabelecer índice preditivo de mortalidade para pacientes admitidos em unidades de terapia intensiva (UTI. O estudo teve objetivo de validar este sistema e verificar o poder discriminatório deste índice em pacientes cirúrgicos do Brasil. MÉTODO: Estudo prospectivo, realizado em duas UTI especializadas em pacientes cirúrgicos de dois diferentes hospitais, no período de um ano, excluiuse pacientes com idade inferior a 16 anos, que permaneceram tempo inferior a 24 horas na UTI, readmitidos e aqueles admitidos para procedimento dialítico. A habilidade preditiva do índice SAPS 3 em diferenciar sobreviventes e não sobreviventes foi verificada utilizando curva ROC e a calibração pelo teste Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness-of-fit. RESULTADOS: Foram incluídos no estudo 1.310 pacientes. Operações gastrintestinais foram predominantes (34,9%. O menor valor do índice SAPS 3 foi 18 e o maior 154, média de 48,5 ± 18,1. A mortalidade hospitalar prevista e real foi de 10,3% e de 10,8%, respectivamente, razão de mortalidade padronizada (SMR foi 1,04 (IC95% = 1,03-1,07. A calibração pelo método Hosmer e Lemeshow mostrou X² = 10,47 p = 0,234. O valor do escore SAPS 3 que melhor discriminou sobreviventes e não sobreviventes foi 57, com sensibilidade de 75,8% e especificidade de 86%. Dos pacientes com índice SAPS 3 maior que 57, 73,5% não sobreviveram versus 26,5% de sobreviventes (OR = 1,32 IC95% 1,23 - 1,42, p JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El sistema de pronóstico SAPS 3 (Simplified Acute Physiology Score 3, se compone de 20 variables, representadas por una puntuación fisiológica aguda y por una evaluación del estado previo, con el fin de establecer el índice predictivo de mortalidad para los pacientes admitidos en las unidades de cuidados

  3. Applicability of auriculotherapy in reducing stress and as a coping strategy in nursing professionals Aplicabilidad de la auriculoterapia para reducir estrés y como estrategia de coping en profesionales de enfermería Aplicabilidade da auriculoterapia para reduzir estresse e como estratégia de coping em profissionais de enfermagem

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    Leonice Fumiko Sato Kurebayashi

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    Full Text Available AIMS: randomized clinical trial aimed at evaluating the auriculotherapy in reducing stress levels in 75 nursing professionals and analyze the coping domains that have changed after treatment. METHODOLOGY: volunteers were divided into 3 groups (Control, Needles and Seeds and received eight sessions at Shenmen, Kidney and Brainstem points. The Control Group didn't receive any intervention. RESULTS: ANOVA test showed statistical differences in stress levels for Needle/Control Groups in the third and fourth assessments, according to Stress Symptoms List when compared the three groups in four assessments. For the Inventory of Folkman/Lazarus, a significant difference was obtained for Spacing domain between needle/control. In analysis within the same group, differences were found for Confrontation in fourth assessment between Needle/Control Groups and for Social Support in the third one between Seeds/Control Groups. CONCLUSION: The auriculotherapy decreased stress levels, changed Coping domains after treatment, suggesting that both Auriculotherapy with needles and seeds can produce positive impact to improve strategy Coping in the nursing team. However, more studies are needed to conceive the extent of the technique.OBJETIVOS: Ensayo clínico hecho aleatorio objetivó evaluar la auriculoterapia para disminución de niveles de estrés en 75 profesionales de Enfermería de un hospital y analizar los principales dominios de Coping que se modificaron después del tratamiento. METODOLOGÍA: los sujetos fueron divididos en grupos (Control, Agujas, Semillas, recibieron 8 sesiones en los puntos Shenmen, Riñón y Tronco Cerebral. El Grupo Control no recibió ninguna intervención. RESULTADOS: se constataron diferencias significativas por la ANOVA para niveles de estrés entre el Grupo Aguja/Controle en la tercera y cuarta evaluaciones, según scores de estrés de la Lista de Síntoma de Estrés de Vasconcelos. Para el Inventario de Folkman y Lazarus, se logr

  4. Aplicabilidade de um método radiográfico de avaliação da idade óssea vertebral em indivíduos com síndrome de Down e criação de um método específico para idade óssea nestes indivíduos, por meio de radiografias cefalométricas laterais

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    Moraes, Michelle Bianchi [UNESP

    2008-01-01

    O objetivo neste trabalho foi verificar a aplicabilidade do método de avaliação da idade óssea vertebral desenvolvido por Caldas, para brasileiros, quando empregado em indivíduos portadores da síndrome de Down. Foram utilizados cinqüenta e sete prontuários de indivíduos portadores da síndrome de Down, dos sexos masculino e feminino, com idades variando de 5 a 18 anos, os quais continham radiografias cefalométricas laterais e radiografias de mão e punho, obtidas na mesma data, e mais quarenta ...

  5. Evaluar la Coordinación Motriz Global en Educación Secundaria: El Test Motor SportComp. [Motor co-ordination assessment in Secondary Education: The SportComp Test].

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    Luis Miguel Ruiz-Perez

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue el desarrollo y evaluación métrica del Test Motor SportComp, instrumento diseñado para ayudar a los profesores de educación física en la evaluación de la coordinación motriz global de sus alumnos de Educación Secundaria. En la actualidad no existen tests que evalúen la coordinación motriz de forma válida y fiable y que puedan ser empleados por el profesorado de educación física en el contexto de sus clases de manera rápida y económica. El presente test se construyó a partir de una revisión de la literatura científica sobre medición motriz entre los 12 y 17 años. La validez de contenido de las pruebas empleadas fue evaluada por expertos y las pruebas seleccionadas fueron aplicadas a 5732 escolares de estas edades. Se analizaron los resultados mediante la técnica de componentes principales que permitió la extracción de un solo factor formado por 5 tareas motrices relacionadas con la coordinación motriz global. El Coeficiente de Correlación Intraclase (CCI permitió obtener una fiabilidad test-retest de (CCI=0,91. Asimismo, mostró una satisfactoria validez criterial con la batería MABC-2 uno de los más reconocidos para la detección de problemas de coordinación motriz. Las propiedades métricas del presente test son muy satisfactorias y ofrecen buenas posibilidades para ser empleado por los profesores de educación física en sus clases por su bajo coste económico, poco tiempo de aplicación reclamado y poseer normas ajustadas por edad y sexo. Asimismo, este test ofrece el potencial de poder servir para detectar a los alumnos con sospecha de poseer problemas de coordinación motriz y por lo tanto contribuir a la mejora de los programas de educación física que palíen esta condición. Abstract The purpose of this study was the development and metric evaluation of the SportComp Motor Test, an instrument designed to aid physical education teachers in the assessment of gross motor

  6. Caracterização da curva do lactato sanguíneo e aplicabilidade do modelo Dmax durante protocolo progressivo em esteira rolante La caracterización de la curva del lactato sanguíneo y la pertinencia del Dmax durante el protocolo progresivo en la cinta rodante Characterization of the blood lactate curve and applicability of the Dmax model in a progressive protocol on treadmill

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    Flávio de Oliveira Pires

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available PROPÓSITO: Caracterizar o comportamento do lactato sanguíneo ([La], durante protocolo progressivo em esteira rolante, e investigar a aplicabilidade do modelo Dmax na detecção do limiar de lactato (LL e rendimento esportivo. MÉTODOS: Vinte e sete homens atletas de nível regional executaram protocolo de Heck et al. (1985, com incrementos a cada três minutos. O rendimento esportivo foi obtido pela velocidade média da prova de 10km. O 1º e 2º LL foram determinados através de análise visual da curva das [La] (LLv1 e LLv2 e por interpolação na velocidade referente às concentrações de 2,0 e 3,5mmol.l¹ (LL2,0 e LL3,5. O modelo Dmax identificou o LL em valores medidos (DmaxMED e preditos pelas funções polinomial (DmaxPOL, linear de dois segmentos (DmaxSEG e exponencial contínua (DmaxEXP. A característica do lactato sanguíneo durante o teste incremental foi verificada pelos ajustes linear de dois segmentos e exponencial contínua. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferença significativa entre o somatório dos resíduos quadrados dos ajustes de curva, porém, houve tendência de melhor ajuste exponencial contínua em 70,4% da amostra. Enquanto não houve diferença significativa entre os DmaxMED, DmaxPOL, DmaxSEG e DmaxEXP, os métodos Dmax foram maiores do que LLv1, menores do que LL3,5 e não diferentes de LL2,0. Todos os critérios Dmax foram significativamente menores do que a velocidade média da prova de 10km. CONCLUSÕES: Enquanto as [La] tenderam a um aumento exponencial durante protocolos progressivos em esteira rolante, o modelo Dmax apresentou evidências da sua aplicabilidade para a detecção do LL, mas não do rendimento esportivo.PROPÓSITO: Este estudio tenía como los objetivos, para caracterizar la conducta del lactato sanguíneo ([La], durante el protocolo progresivo en la cinta rodante, y para investigar la pertinencia del Dmax en el descubrimiento del umbral de lactato (LL y el ingreso deportivo. MÉTODOS: Veintisiete

  7. El alcance del presente trabajo es determinar la aplicabilidad y el respeto del DIH a las Operaciones de Paz cuyas finalidades son mantener, hacer o construir la paz. Den- . tro de esas Operaciones se estudiará en particular la situación de las Fuerzas Ar

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    Enrique Hernández

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    Full Text Available El alcance del presente trabajo es determinar la aplicabilidad y el respeto del DIH a las Operaciones de Paz cuyas finalidades son mantener, hacer o construir la paz. Den- . tro de esas Operaciones se estudiará en particular la situación de las Fuerzas Armadas que en ellas participan. Es necesario a"demás hacer alguna referencia acIaratoria con respecto a otras operaciones que se hán efectuado a insta~cias de N.N.U.U. pero sin entrar en esta categoría de operaciones como así también hacer un breve análisis sobre las consecuencias que pueden traer aparejadas la aplicación stricto sensu delCapítulo 7° de la Carta. Va de suyo que es necesario observar el respeto y aplicación de este Derecho por parte de los beligerantes en sus relaciones con las Fuerzas de la Naciones Unidas.

  8. Temperamento em bubalinos: testes de mensuração Temperament in buffalos: mensurament tests

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    Sabina Secchin Scárdua

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo neste trabalho foi avaliar a aplicabilidade, para búfalos (Bubalus bubalis, de testes de avaliação de temperamento, utilizados para bovinos. Foram avaliados os testes de docilidade, teste de reação a objetos novos, de tronco e de isolamento social em 12 bezerros e suas 12 mães, separadamente. Tanto os bezerros como suas mães responderam a todos os testes com vários comportamentos. Para os bezerros e as mães, os testes que promoveram maior número de comportamentos foram o de tronco e de reação a objetos novos. Houve diferenças individuais (coeficiente de variação de 32-51% nos resultados de todos os testes tanto nos bezerros como nas mães. Os resultados individuais, em testes de isolamento social e de reação a objetos novos apresentaram correlação positiva tanto com as mães (rs = 0,76, PThe objective of this study was to assess the applicability of temperament tests commonly used in bovines for water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis. The tests for docility, reaction to a novel object, squeeze cage and social isolation were applied individually with 12 calves and their 12 mothers. Both calves and their mothers responded to all tests with a variety of behaviors. The tests that elicited the larger number of behaviors were the squeeze cage and the novel object. There were large individual differences (coefficients of variation of 32-51% in the scores for all tests for calves and adults. The individual scores for the tests of isolation and novel object were significantly correlated for calves (rs = 0.66, P< 0.01 and adults (rs = 0.76, P< 0.01. Using the criteria of sensitivity (range of individual differences, responsiveness and applicability, the squeeze cage test and the isolation test seem well suited for water buffaloes.

  9. Estudo da adaptação e aplicabilidade do questionário perfil de atividades de Adelaide em idosos de uma comunidade Nipo-Brasileira Adaptation and applicability of the Adelaide activities profile for older adults of a community of Japanese origin

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    Miriam Masako Kanashiro

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O envelhecimento ativo está associado ao bem-estar e qualidade de vida. Este estudo de corte transversal teve o propósito de adaptar e analisar a aplicabilidade do questionário Perfil de Atividades de Adelaide (PAA, no Brasil e caracterizar a frequência e perfil de atividades de idosos pertencentes à cultura Japonesa. O questionário PAA foi traduzido e adaptado para o português do Brasil. A amostra foi composta por dois grupos: 30 praticantes do jogo mahjong e 30 praticantes do esporte gateball, de ambos os sexos. Observou-se que as mulheres foram mais ativas nos domínios serviço doméstico, serviço para outros, e lazer intelectual, os homens, em atividades sociais. O PAA pode ser útil para analisar o perfil da prática de atividades entre idosos e orientar a indicação de intervenções gerontológicas.Active aging is associated with well-being and quality of life. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to adapt and analyze the applicability of the Adelaide Activities Profile (AAP in Brazil, and characterize the frequency and type of activities carried out by older adults who belong to the Japanese community. The questionnaire was translated and adapted to Brazilian Portuguese. The sample was composed by two groups: 30 mahjong players and 30 gateball players, men and women. Women were more active in domestic chores, service to others, and intellectual leisure; men were more active in social activities. The AAP may be useful to analyze the activity profile of older adults and guide the indication of gerontological interventions.

  10. On the applicability of Ulrich Beck's theory to Brazilian reality: health situation and political action Sobre a aplicabilidade da teoria de Ulrich Bech à realidade brasileira: situação de saúde e ação política

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The present article discusses part of the results of our research on Ulrich Beck’s work, mainly focused on the Risk Society theory. Our essay discusses the relevance of the author’s theoretical propositions and their applicability to Brazilian studies. Based on the Brazilian Public Health fi eld, it indicates the health situation and the health system in the country as constitutive of social processes that reflect the theoretical questions posed by Beck. We discuss a new social inequality, the invisibility and imperceptibility of processes, the causal complexity of phenomena, the latent side effects and the (subpolitical issue. Keywords: Social theory. Risk society. Public health. Policies. Este artigo é parte dos resultados da pesquisa sobre a obra de Ulrich Beck, mais especifi camente sobre a teoria da sociedade de risco. Trata-se de um ensaio no qual se argumenta sobre a pertinência das proposições teóricas do autor e sua aplicabilidade aos estudos brasileiros. Toma-se o campo da Saúde Pública, no Brasil, como universo de análise, e mostra como a situação de saúde e o sistema de saúde, no país, refl etem as questões teóricas propostas por Beck. Abordam-se as novas desigualdades sociais, a invisibilidade e imperceptibilidade dos processos, a complexidade causal dos fenômenos, os efeitos colaterais latentes e a questão da (subpolítica, tendo sempre por referência o campo da Saúde Pública. Palavras-chave: Teoria social. Sociedade de risco. Saúde pública. Política.

  11. Controle de gestão: a aplicabilidade do modelo das três dimensões na investigação de níveis e tipos de comprometimento do capital humano nas organizações terceirizadas

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    Mariano Yoshitake

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es investigar y analizar el nivel y los tipos de intensidades del comprometimiento de trabajadores tercerizados que actúan concomitantemente con los de la empresa contratante, por medio del modelo de las tres dimensiones. Se pretendió analizar tanto el nivel y los tipos, en cuanto a la forma como las características personales y organizacionales ejercen influencia sobre el comprometimiento de ese tipo de empleado que, de forma particular, pertenece a una empresa y presta sus servicios a otra. Se utili - zó pesquisa descriptiva con abordaje cuantitativo para análisis de los datos, utilizándose técnicas estadísticas, como: media general, la ANOVA, Prueba “t emparejado”, t-Student y el método alpha de Cronbach. Además de pesquisa bibliográfica y documental, se efectuó un estudio de caso. La importancia del estudio puede ser definida como fundamental para el control de gestión del activo humano en las organizaciones de empresas contratantes y contratadas. El resultado de la pesquisa evidenció la aplicabilidad del modelo de las tres di - mensiones de comprometimiento: afectivo, instrumental y normativo. El estudio desarrolla - do se insiere en el interior de estudios contemporáneos del control de gestión o gerencial que han alzado temas que podrían ser descritos como “controles relacionales en las orga - nizaciones”, en el caso, las posibilidades de estudio de las relaciones como la satisfacción, la confianza y el comprometimiento.

  12. Aplicabilidade da dosagem de paratormônio intacto imediato, tardio ou seriado após tireoidectomia total Applicability of imediate, late or serial intact parathyroid hormone measurement following total thyroidectomy

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    Agnaldo José Graciano

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Hipocalcemia é a complicação mais comum após tireoidectomia total. A dosagem de paratormônio intacto é eficaz para detectar pacientes com risco de desenvolver hipocalcemia sintomática pós-operatória. Todavia, existem divergências sobre qual momento seria mais adequado para a realização deste exame após a cirurgia. OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a relação entre níveis séricos de paratormônio intacto dosados em diferentes momentos após tireoidectomia total e risco de hipocalcemia sintomática. MÉTODO:110 pacientes submetidos à tireoidectomia total foram observados para ocorrência de hipocalcemia sintomática associado à dosagem de paratormônio intacto (PTHi 4h e 12h após a cirurgia. Realizada estimativa de probabilidade de hipocalcemia e avaliação dos resultados de desempenho para os diferentes tempos de dosagem de PTHi isoladamente e de forma seriada. Desenho: Estudo retrospectivo de série de casos. RESULTADOS: Dosagem de PTHi apresentou sensibilidade entre 90,3% e 96,8% para hipocalcemia sintomática e especificidade variando entre 77,2% e 87,3%. Não houve diferença significativa entre a sensibilidade do exame realizado após 4h, 12h ou seriada. Contudo, PTHi colhido 12h após a cirurgia apresentou a maior especificidade (p Hypocalcemia is the most common complication after total thyroidectomy. Intact parathyroid hormone (i-PTH testing is a proven effective method to detect patients at risk for postoperative symptomatic hypocalcemia. However, there is still uncertainty as to the timing of i-PTH testing in a clinical setting. OBJECTIVE: This study looked into the correlation between serum i-PTH levels measured at different times after total thyroidectomy and the risk of symptomatic hypocalcemia. METHODS: This retrospective case series studied a group of 110 consecutive for hypocalcemia and intact parathyroid hormone (PTHi levels four and twelve hours following total thyroidectomy. Statistical analysis was used to evaluate the

  13. Aplicabilidade da ICPC 14 e seus Efeitos nos Índices Financeiros: Um Estudo de Caso na Cooperativa de Crédito da Região de Tiros e Matutina/MG – SICOOB Creditiros

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    Full Text Available O Conselho Federal de Contabilidade (CFC bem como o Comitê de Pronunciamentos Contábeis (CPC, em sua Instrução de Pronunciamentos Contábeis – ICPC 14, indicam que as cotas partes dos cooperados em cooperativas e similares devem ser transferidas no todo ou em partes do Patrimônio Líquido para o Passivo Não Circulante. Essa instrução altera a estrutura patrimonial das cooperativas podendo causar um impacto nos seus indicadores financeiros. Diante disso, o presente artigo tem por objetivo analisar o efeito da Norma ICPC 14 na estrutura patrimonial e nos principais índices financeiros da Cooperativa de Crédito da região de Tiros e Matutina SICOOB-CREDITIROS. Foram utilizados como arcabouços teóricos: Sociedades Cooperativas; Normas Internacionais de Contabilidade e Norma ICPC 14 e Análises Financeiras. O trabalho foi elaborado a partir de dados extraídos dos balanços patrimoniais semestrais da SICOOB-CREDITIROS dentre os períodos de 2010 a 2013, foram observados os principais índices financeiros antes e depois da aplicação da Norma ICPC 14 representados graficamente, estatisticamente realizou-se o Teste t de Médias Emparelhadas para dados com distribuição normal e para dados com distribuição anormal foi aplicado o Teste de Man-Whitney. Pôde se concluir que os indicadores de Liquidez Geral, Endividamento Geral e Participação no Capital de Terceiros se apresentaram desfavoráveis, o índice Liquidez Corrente permaneceu inalterado e os índices de Composição do Endividamento e Retorno sobre o Patrimônio Líquido sofreram variações favoráveis em relação ao ICPC 14. Sendo que o efeito nos indicadores que sofreram alterações resultantes da Norma ICPC14, foi significativo.

  14. A aplicabilidade atual dos índices simplificados de Viegas nos levantamentos epidemiológicos da cárie dentária The current applicability of Viegas simplified indices to dental caries epidemiological surveys

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    Silvia Cypriano

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo verificar se dois índices simplificados: "Método Um" e "Método Dois" de Viegas podem ser indicados para levantamentos epidemiológicos em saúde bucal. A amostra foi proveniente de 29 municípios, totalizando 2.378 exames em escolares de 12 anos. Considerando a média CPO-D em cada localidade, obteve-se três grupos de prevalências (baixa, moderada e alta e nesses grupos foram testados os índices simplificados, calculando-se assim os valores estimados dos índices simplificados. O "Método Um", que se baseia na experiência de cárie do primeiro molar inferior, apresentou correlação moderada nos três grupos de prevalências e semelhança entre as médias (p The aim of this study was to verify whether two simplified Viegas indices, "Method One" and "Method Two", could be recommended for epidemiological surveys. The sample was obtained from secondary data for 29 cities, totaling 2,378 epidemiological tests in 12-year-old schoolchildren. Considering mean DMFT in each city, three prevalence groups were obtained (low, moderate, and high, calculating the estimated value of simplified indices in each group. Moderate correlation in the three prevalence groups and similarity among the mean DMFT was found in "Method One", which describes first molar caries experience (p < 0.05. "Method Two", which in addition to first molar caries experience included upper central incisor caries experience, showed similarity in mean DMFT only in low caries prevalence. The results allow one to conclude that the "Method One" simplified index can be used with low, moderate, and high dental caries prevalence, showing the first molar as an important indicator of caries level in populations.

  15. Applicability of sodium alginate in decorporation therapy of strontium radioisotopes in human being; Aplicabilidade do alginato de sodio na terapia de decorporacao de radioisotopos de estroncio em seres humanos

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    Ferreira, Aloisio Cordilha

    1999-10-01

    The increasing release of fission products from nuclear weapon tests in the environment has been rising the levels of radioactive contamination of food chains caused by the fall-out of these elements. In cases of accidental exposure, human subjects could be submitted to an internal contamination, which is likely to include several radionuclides. Special concern must be given, however, to the radioactive isotopes of strontium, cesium and iodine, along with the highly radio toxic transuranium elements like cerium. It was found that sodium alginate, a polyelectrolyte commonly used in food industry and obtained from brown algae (Phaeophyceae), provides the selective suppression of absorption of radioactive strontium presented in the ingested food material with no disturbance of the electrolyte balance nor undesirable side effects, even for a long term treatment. Moreover, these patterns were maintained when alginate was associated to other decontamination additives, specially those related to the other radioisotopes mentioned above, as, in this case, losses in the effectiveness, mutual interference or adverse health effects were not detected. These conclusions ground the discussion about the present trend in the usual choice of EDTA/DTPA complex therapy rather than of alginate therapy for medical assistance of radiocontaminated patients, although they corroborate the efficiency and usefulness of alginate salts in situations related to extensive intakes of strontium radioisotopes alone or associated to other fission products. The purpose of the present work is to make a general review of the alginate therapy as well as to discuss its present and future therapeutic importance from the scientific and institutional points of view. (author)

  16. Applicability of Moringa oleifera Lam. pie as an adsorbent for removal of heavy metals from waters Aplicabilidade da torta de Moringa oleifera Lam. como adsorvente para remoção de metais pesados de águas

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    Affonso C. Gonçalves Junior

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the efficacy of moringa seeds (Moringa oleifera Lam. as an adsorbent material for removing toxic heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, and chromium from contaminated solutions. The effect of the adsorbent mass was investigated at two pH conditions (5.0 and 7.0. The optimized conditions were 0.300 g of adsorbent at pH 5.0, used for the isotherms construction, and linearized according to Langmuir and Freundlich models. Results showed that cadmium adsorption was similar in both the models used. For lead, the Freundlich model had the best adjustment and chromium was better adjusted by the Langmuir model. It was concluded that the adsorbent was effective in the remediation of solutions containing cadmium, lead and chromium, thus, its use as sustainable alternative material is feasible, since it has low cost, does not need a previous treatment and it is a byproduct.Este estudo objetivou avaliar a eficácia do uso da torta de moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam. como material adsorvente dos metais pesados tóxicos cádmio (Cd, chumbo (Pb e cromo (Cr de soluções contaminadas. Nos testes cinéticos foram variadas as massas do adsorvente em duas condições de pH (5,0 e 7,0. As condições otimizadas foram pH 5,0 e massa de 0.300 g de adsorvente, utilizados para a construção das isotermas e linearizadas conforme os modelos de Langmuir e Freundlich. Realizou-se a determinação dos metais por espectrometria de absorção atômica. Os resultados mostraram que houve semelhança em ambos os modelos utilizados para a adsorção do Cd. Para o Pb, o modelo de Freundlich apresentou o melhor ajuste e, para o Cr, houve melhor ajuste pelo modelo de Langmuir. Conclui-se, com base nos resultados obtidos, que o adsorvente foi eficaz na remediação de soluções contendo Cd, Pb e Cr e, assim, é viável a utilização desse adsorvente como material alternativo sustentável, pois apresenta baixo custo, não necessita de tratamento prévio e se trata de

  17. Aplicabilidade da distribuição GEV ao estudo da precipitação máxima diária anual na região sul de Minas Gerais

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    Alisson Souza de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available A precipitação é um dos elementos climáticos de grande influência nas atividades humanas, sendo o estudo de eventos extremos de grande importância no dimensionamento de obras hidráulicas. A distribuição de probabilidades Generalized Extreme Value (GEV tem sido aplicada à hidrologia para estimativa de eventos de precipitação máxima diária anual, associados a frequências extremas (elevados tempos de retorno. Neste estudo, objetivou-se analisar a distribuição GEV, ajustada pelos métodos dos Momentos (MM, Máxima Verossimilhança (MMV e Momentos-L (ML, a séries históricas de precipitação máxima diária anual de oito estações pluviométricas na região Sul do estado de Minas Gerais. Os resultados mostraram que o método ML proporcionou melhor ajuste da distribuição GEV, sendo o único que proporcionou adequação estatística das oito séries históricas, segundo teste de Filliben. As precipitações máximas diárias anuais para as estações de Poços de Caldas e Silvanópolis, que apresentaram as situações mais críticas, variaram entre 167 mm e 297 mm, entre os tempos de retorno de cinquenta e quinhentos anos, demonstrando a potencialidade de tragédias relacionadas a eventos extremos de precipitação nestas áreas. Já as menores precipitações ocorreram nas estações de Camanducaia e Monte Sião, variando entre 103 mm e 174 mm, para o mesmo intervalo de tempos de retorno. De maneira geral, a distribuição GEV ajustada pelos métodos MV e, principalmente, ML, apresentam-se como alternativa para estimativa da precipitação máxima diária anual para diferentes tempos de retorno.

  18. Aplicabilidad del análisis por causa múltiple de muerte para el cáncer cervicouterino: la experiencia en México Applicability of the analysis by multiple cause of death by cervical cancer: the experience in Mexico

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    Lilia Patricia Bustamante-Montes

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Objecto. Explora-se a aplicabilidad da análise por causa múltipla de morte para o estudo do cancro cervicouterino. Métodos. Desenho de mortalidade proporcional para analisar todas as causas consignadas na totalidade dos certificados de morte por cancro cervicouterino de mulheres maiores de 18 anos do Estado de México (367, e 515 certificados de mulheres falecida por outras causas. Resultados. Encontrou-se uma razão de causa básica/múltipla de 2.9 nos certificados de morte, isto é pela cada causa básica encontraram-se 2.9 As mulheres falecidas por cancro cervicouterino morrem cinco anos dantes que as que morrem por outras causas (pObjective. The study explores the applicability of the multiple-cause-of-death analysis for cervical-uterine cancer. Methods. A proportional mortality hazard design and the analysis of all causes of death due to cervical-uterine cancer from 367 death certificates of women older than 18 years of age from the State of Mexico, and 515 age and year adjusted sample of death certificates of women from the same region who died from other causes. Results. A basic multiple cause of death of 2.9 was observed in the death certificates, i.e., for every basic cause there were 2.9 multiple causes. When adjusting the multiple-causes-of-death analysis for cervical-uterine cancer by age, education, marital and insurability status, the most contributing and associated causes of death were malignant tumors from unspecified sites [OR=18.98 (2.28-157.56 and OR=14.25 (1.67-121.0] respectively; Diabetes Mellitus as a contributing [OR=1.82 (1.02-3.27 and associated cause [OR=7.78 (1.46-41.37], and systemic arterial hypertension as an associated cause [OR=3.00 (1.40-6.47]. Conclusions. The multiple-cause-of-death analysis is an adequate to observe the diseases that contribute condition and are associated to the cervical-uterine cancer.

  19. La ley de ficha limpa. Aplicabilidad e implicaciones

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    Carolina Pereira e Ferreira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La ley de Ficha Limpa, propuesta por iniciativa popular, enmendada por congresistas y que incluye nuevas hipótesis de inelegibilidad a la LeyComplementaria nº 64/90, fue promulgada en la víspera de las elecciones de 2010. Su aplicación inmediata fue objeto del juzgamiento de innumerables casos, pero dos de ellos, los principales, fueron suficientes para levantar discusiones acerca tanto de aspectos constitucionales como de principios generales del derecho. La imprevisibilidad de las situaciones fácticas puede serconfirmada por los votos y opiniones de los representantes, ministros, ciudadanos comunes, divergentes y contrarios, en su gran parte. Colombia, por medio de la política del Estado y por el plan de actuación, y Brasil, con la presentación y aprobación del proyecto Ficha Limpa, se proponen combatir la corrupción en la política, problema que abarca el tiempo y el espacio.

  20. COMPREENSÃO E APLICABILIDADE DO CONCEITO DE SOLO FLORESTAL

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    Ana Paula Moreira Rovedder

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    Full Text Available The forestry sector plays an important role in the socioeconomic and environmental Brazilian context, therefore the improvement of the knowledge about forest soil becomes essential for its sustainable use as a conservation base of natural heritage as resource for economical development. Forest soil can be characterized by pedogenesis occurred under influence of a forestry typology or under a currently natural or cultivated forest coverage. Differentiating forest soils from those occupied with other uses helps the understanding of possible alterations related to vegetal coverage and the developing of better management strategies to soil and forest use. Nevertheless, there is no consensus about this term because the soils present variations according to the forest characteristics, stimulating the discussion concerning its interpretation and applicability. This review aimed to analyze the utilization of forest soil concept, highlighting the differentiation characteristics and the relation with coverage type, natural or cultivated. Aspects related to deposition, quality and management of residues, nutrients cycling, soil compaction and site productivity are emphasized. The forest soil concept is widely used by specific literature and useful to collect specific information and to plan the sustainable use of soil and forest. The improvement of knowledge about these resources provides the creation of a common identity, supporting comparative studies and consolidating the research regarding to this theme.

  1. Contabilidade ambiental: um estudo sobre sua aplicabilidade em empresas Brasileiras

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    Adalto de Oliveira Santos

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available A globalização da economia e a conscientização da sociedade estão forçando, atualmente, as empresas a adotarem uma postura responsável perante o meio ambiente, isto é, produzir sem agressão à natu-reza.Para isto elas estão implantando um Sistema de Gestão Ambiental de acordo com as normas da série ISO 14000. Fazer este gerenciamento exige a aplicação de um considerável montante de recursos financeiros, devendo-se ter constante preocupação em controlá-los. En-tende-se que a contabilidade é uma das ferramentas mais eficientes e eficazes para este processo. Observa-se, no entanto, que poucas empresas, no Brasil, utilizam a contabilidade na sua gestão ambiental. Portanto, o principal objetivo da realização deste estudo é verificar qual o grau de desenvolvimento da Contabilidade Ambiental nas empresas brasileiras. Após uma revisão bibliográfica sobre o tema, foi elaborada uma pesquisa de campo que consistiu no envio de um questionário aos departamentos de contabilidade de indústrias potencialmente poluidoras. O universo compreendeu as empresas listadas no guia "As 500 maiores empresas do Brasil", edição 2000, da revista Exame; e a amostra foi de 50 empresas cujo faturamento, em 2000, ultrapassou US$ 50 bilhões.The globalization of the economy and the awareness of the society are forcing, currently, the companies to adopt a responsible position before the environment, that is, to produce without aggression the nature. For this they are implanting a System of Environmental Management in accordance with the norms of series ISO 14000. To make this management demands the application of a considerable sum of financial features, having itself to have constant preoccupation in controlling them. One understands that the accounting is one of the efficient tools most for this process. It is observed, however, that few companies, in Brazil, use the accounting in its environmental management. Therefore, the main objective of the accomplishment of this study is to verify which the degree of development of the Environmental Accounting in the Brazilian companies. After a bibliographical walk through on the subject, was elaborated a field research that consisted of the sending of a questionnaire to the accounts departements of potentially polluting industries. The universe understood the companies listed in the guide "500 bigger companies of Brazil", edition 2000, of the Exame Maganize, and the sample was of 50 companies whose invoicing, in 2000, exceed US$ 50 billion.

  2. APLICABILIDAD DE ONTOLOGÍAS EN BIBLIOTECAS DIGITALES

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    Rogério Aparecido Sá Ramalho

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    Full Text Available A lo largo de los últimos años, la creciente utilización de las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación (TICs ha impulsado una nueva gama de necesidades informacionales. Los ambientes digitales favorecen la transposición de los límites convencionales de representación y diseminación del conocimiento registrado, incorporando nuevos elementos a los procesos de producción, organización y recuperación de informaciones. Considerando la ontología como una nueva e incitante categoría de sistemas de representación del conocimiento, analizan las aproximaciones de este nuevo abordaje computacional con los instrumentos y métodos tradicionales de organización del conocimiento, a partir de la presentación de la ontología OIR, concebida para la representación y intercambio de informaciones referenciales de documentos académicos, se investiga en qué medida el área de Ciencia de la Información puede contribuir para el desenvolvimiento de ontologías y analiza los reflejos de su utilización en bibliotecas digitales.

  3. APLICABILIDADE DA TEORIA DO CAOS A ORGANIZAÇÕES

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    Ernesto José Vieira

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se compreender os fundamentos da Teoria do Caos na gestão das empresas e a existência de elementos típicos dessa teoria nos processos de planejamento, e variáveis controláveis que previnam o caos de ruptura. Além disso, foi também investigado se visão, missão e objetivos corporativos consistem em atratores que evitem a instalação do caos de ruptura; e variáveis e faixas de controle utilizadas pelos dirigentes para evitar o caos de ruptura. A metodologia qualitativa empregou estudo exploratório, para identificar as variáveis e faixas de controle empregadas. Estudaram-se dez empresas da Grande Belo Horizonte. Os resultados validaram as proposições teóricas iniciais, indicando a possibilidade da utilização dos conceitos da Teoria do Caos em mercados altamente competitivos.

  4. APLICABILIDADE DA TEORIA DO CAOS A ORGANIZAÇÕES

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    Objetivou-se compreender os fundamentos da Teoria do Caos na gestão das empresas e a existência de elementos típicos dessa teoria nos processos de planejamento, e variáveis controláveis que previnam o caos de ruptura. Além disso, foi também investigado se visão, missão e objetivos corporativos consistem em atratores que evitem a instalação do caos de ruptura; e variáveis e faixas de controle utilizadas pelos dirigentes para evitar o caos de ruptura. A metodologia qualitativa empregou estudo e...

  5. Evaluation of walking speed tests as a measurement of functional limitations in elderly people: A structured review

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    Carmen L. Muñoz-Mendoza

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio teórico fue valorar el modelo conceptual, la carga, la interpretabilidad, los efectos suelo y techo, la fiabilidad, la validez y la sensibilidad al cambio de los tests de velocidad de andar como medida de limitaciones funcionales en personas mayores. Se realizaron búsquedas electrónicas en Medline, AgeLine, Embase, CINAHL e IME, búsquedas manuales y por referencias. La calidad de las propiedades de medición fue evaluada mediante criterios estandarizados. Se analizaron 102 estudios que identificaron 18 tests. Los tests más utilizados fueron: 2.44 metros, 4 metros y 6 metros, realizados a velocidad del paso habitual. Las evidencias se centraron en la validez predictiva y en la fiabilidad test-retest; en este caso, los valores de los coeficientes fueron superiores a los estándares de calidad recomendados. La interpretabilidad, los efectos suelo y techo y la sensibilidad al cambio son los atributos con menos evidencias. En estudios epidemiológicos, la evidencia disponible apoya el uso de los tests de andar como predictores de resultados adversos relacionados con la salud en personas mayores. Se precisa de estudios que apoyen su viabilidad y aplicabilidad en la práctica clínica, ya sea con la finalidad de screening como para la monitorización y evaluación del cambio.

  6. Test Architecture, Test Retrofit

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    Fulcher, Glenn; Davidson, Fred

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    Just like buildings, tests are designed and built for specific purposes, people, and uses. However, both buildings and tests grow and change over time as the needs of their users change. Sometimes, they are also both used for purposes other than those intended in the original designs. This paper explores architecture as a metaphor for language…

  7. Aplicabilidade da metodologia de reação de polimerase em cadeia em tempo real na determinação do percentual de organismos geneticamente modificados em alimentos Applicability of the real-time polymerase chain reaction based-methods in quantification of genetically modified organisms in foods

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    Natália Eudes Fagundes de Barros

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A detecção de organismos geneticamente modificados na cadeia alimentar é um aspecto importante para todos os assuntos envolvidos no controle de matéria-prima, na indústria de alimentos e na distribuição. A rotulagem e a rastreabilidade de organismos geneticamente modificados são questões atuais que são consideradas para o comércio e a regulamentação. Atualmente, a rotulagem de alimentos processados contendo material transgênico detectável é exigida pela legislação brasileira. O governo brasileiro publicou Decreto nº 4.680 em abril de 2003, que exige rotulagem para todos os alimentos ou ingredientes de alimento, com o limite para rotulagem de 1%. Embora a tecnologia de reação em cadeia da polimerase tenha algumas limitações, a alta sensibilidade e especificidade explicam sua escolha por parte dos laboratórios interessados em realizar análises de detecção de organismos geneticamente modificados e seus derivados. Entre os métodos atualmente disponíveis, aqueles baseados na reação em cadeia da polimerase geralmente são aceitos, considerando a sensibilidade e a confiabilidade na detecção de material geneticamente modificado-derivado em análises de rotina. Neste artigo, apresenta-se uma revisão de métodos atualmente disponíveis baseados na reação em cadeia da polimerase para detecção, identificação e quantificação de organismos geneticamente modificados e seus derivados, discutindo sua aplicabilidade e suas limitações.Detection of genetically modified organisms in the food chain is an important issue for all subjects involved in raw material control, food industry and distribution. Both labeling and traceability of genetically modified organisms are current issues that are considered for trade and regulation. Currently, labeling of genetically modified foods containing detectable transgenic material is required by the Brazilian legislation. The Brazilian government published the Decree nº 4.680 in April

  8. Avaliação da aplicabilidade da técnica de maturação in vitro de oócitos humanos e posterior fertilização Evaluation of the usefulness of the in vitro maturation technique of human oocyte and subsequent fertilization

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    Maria Clara Magalhães dos Santos Amaral

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a aplicabilidade da técnica de maturação in vitro de oócitos humanos e posterior fertilização. MÉTODOS: estudo prospectivo não randomizado descritivo realizado no período de novembro de 1999 a março de 2001 no qual foram incluídas 15 pacientes com infertilidade tubária e 20 ciclos de fertilização in vitro. Todas assinaram o termo de consentimento livre e esclarecido antes de iniciar o estudo. As pacientes tinham idade entre 18 e 32 anos incompletos, obstrução tubária como causa exclusiva de infertilidade e índice de massa corporal inferior a 25 kg/m². As pacientes receberam 300 UI de hormônio folículo estimulante (FSH recombinante por via intramuscular no segundo dia do ciclo e doses adicionais de 150 UI no quarto e no sexto dia do ciclo. A coleta ovular foi realizada no sétimo dia do ciclo. Os oócitos foram colocados em meio TCM 199 acrescido de antibióticos, piruvato, FSH, gonadotrofina coriônica humana e soro (Serum Substitute Supplement - Irvine Scientific®. Após 48 h de cultivo, os oócitos que atingiram o estágio de metáfase II foram inseminados e os fertilizados foram transferidos. RESULTADOS: foram puncionados 144 folículos com a coleta de 67 oócitos imaturos (46,5%. Quarenta e três oócitos atingiram o estágio de metáfase II (64,2% e foram inseminados. Destes, 30 fertilizaram e 25 embriões foram transferidos para 10 pacientes. Houve uma gravidez com nascimento de um bebê. CONCLUSÃO: concluiu-se que a técnica de maturar oócitos humanos in vitro previamente à fertilização in vitro é técnica exeqüível, capaz de gerar gravidez.PURPOSE: to evaluate the usefulness of the in vitro maturation technique of human oocyte and subsequent fertilization. METHODS: this is a prospective nonrandomized, descriptive study, carried out during the period of November 1999 to March 2001, with 20 cycles of in vitro fertilization of 15 patients with tubal infertility. All signed the written informed

  9. Aplicabilidade do escore de risco de Ambler para pacientes com substituição valvar por bioprótese de pericárdio bovino Applicability of Ambler's risk score to patients who have undergone valve replacement with bovine pericardial bioprosthesis

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    Gustavo de Bacco

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O estudo objetiva verificar aplicabilidade do escore de Ambler para pacientes que receberam implante bioprótese de pericárdio bovino no Instituto de Cardiologia do RGS/FUC e quantificar os fatores de risco. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo com 703 pacientes submetidos ao implante de bioprótese de pericárdio bovino entre 1991 e 2005, no Instituto de Cardiologia do RS. Em 392 pacientes, ocorreu implante aórtico, em 250, mitral e, em 61, combinado. Desfecho primário foi mortalidade hospitalar. As características estimativas do risco foram: idade, sexo, IMC, classe funcional (NYHA, fração de ejeção ventricular esquerda (FE, lesão valvar, hipertensão arterial sistêmica, diabete melito, função renal, ritmo cardíaco, cirurgia cardíaca prévia, revascularização miocárdica e/ou plastia tricúspide concomitante, caráter cirúrgico. Utilizada regressão logística uni e multivariada para quantificar fatores de risco preponderantes, pelo odds ratio (OR. RESULTADOS: A mortalidade observada foi de 14,3%, superior à prevista de valor 3% para escore médio 6 de Ambler, (p 80 anos (OR=6,10. A área sob curva ROC para nossa amostra foi calculada em 72,9% (aceitável > 70%. CONCLUSÃO: A mortalidade prevista no escore de Ambler não é reproduzida no resultado observado, mas a curva ROC evidenciou que o modelo é aplicável. Fatores de risco preponderantes foram individualizados.OBJETIVES: This study aims to verify the applicability of Ambler's risk score to patients who have undergone implantation of bovine pericardial bioprosthesis at the Instituto de Cardiologia do RGS/FCU. This study also aims to quantify the risk factors. METHODS: Retrospective study with 703 patients who had undergone implantation of bovine pericardial bioprosthesis between 1991 and 2005 at the Instituto de Cardiologia do RS. Aortic implant occurred in 392 patients, mitral in 250 and combined in 61. Primary outcome was hospital mortality. Characteristics used

  10. Aplicabilidade da técnica de cell block na avaliação citológica do conteúdo de lesões de aspecto cístico dos maxilares Applicability of cell block technique for cytological evaluation of biological material collected from maxillary cystic lesions

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    Grasieli de Oliveira Ramos

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A busca por novos métodos que auxiliem e simplifiquem de maneira eficaz o diagnóstico de lesões maxilares, cistos e tumores, objetiva beneficiar os pacientes e facilitar a atuação dos profissionais da área de diagnóstico bucal. Além dos dados clínicos, radiográficos e histopatológicos classicamente utilizados nos protocolos de investigação das lesões maxilares, a adaptação de técnicas já consagradas na medicina pode ser de grande valia. A técnica de cell block se propõe a auxiliar nesse processo, pois consiste na análise citológica de materiais, efusões e líquidos, coletados de lesões passíveis de punção aspirativa, como cistos e tumores císticos dos maxilares. OBJETIVO: Demonstrar a aplicabilidade da técnica de cell block para avaliação citológica de material biológico coletado a partir de lesões císticas dos maxilares. RESULTADOS: Das 20 lesões, das quais o conteúdo foi processado pela técnica, a avaliação citológica de cinco casos de tumores odontogênicos ceratocísticos (TOCs demonstrou a presença predominante de ceratina, sempre com áreas de paraceratina. Nos demais casos (cinco cistos dentígeros, cinco cistos radiculares e cinco cistos residuais foi observada a presença de hemácias, células inflamatórias e fendas de cristais de colesterol. CONCLUSÃO: A avaliação citológica, a partir da técnica de cell block, foi útil no estabelecimento do diagnóstico diferencial entre TOC e demais lesões estudadas, cistos radicular, residual e dentígero.INTRODUCTION: The search for new methods that aid and optimize the diagnosis of cystic and tumoral maxillary lesions aims to benefit both patients and professionals from oral diagnosis. In addition to clinical, radiographic and histological findings traditionally used in research protocol for maxillary lesions, the adaptation of widely used medical techniques may be very helpful. The cell block procedure streamlines this process

  11. Modelo de valoracion de activos financieros y teoria de valoracion por arbitraje : un test empirico en las empresas del sector electrico brasileno

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    de Sousa Santana, Fernando

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    .... Con el proposito de evaluar la aplicabilidad de esos modelos, se realizo un estudio empirico para verificar el comportamiento de los retornos esperados de las acciones de empresas brasilenas de energia electrica...

  12. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test: Background, Applicability and Interpretation.

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    Herdy, Artur Haddad; Ritt, Luiz Eduardo Fonteles; Stein, Ricardo; Araújo, Claudio Gil Soares de; Milani, Mauricio; Meneghelo, Romeu Sérgio; Ferraz, Almir Sérgio; Hossri, Carlos; Almeida, Antonio Eduardo Monteiro de; Fernandes-Silva, Miguel Morita; Serra, Salvador Manoel

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    surgimento de sintomas e/ou sinais limitantes. Neste exame se mensura a ventilação (VE), o consumo de oxigênio (VO2), a produção de gás carbônico (VCO2) e as demais variáveis de um teste de exercício convencional. Adicionalmente, podem ser verificadas, em situações específicas, a oximetria de pulso e as alças fluxo-volume antes, durante e após o esforço. A análise integrada dos dados permite a completa avaliação dos sistemas cardiovascular, respiratório, muscular e metabólico no esforço, sendo considerado padrão-ouro na avaliação funcional cardiorrespiratória.1-6 O TCPE permite definir mecanismos relacionados à baixa capacidade funcional, os quais podem ser causadores de sintomas como a dispneia, correlacionando-os com alterações dos sistemas cardiovascular, pulmonar e musculoesquelético. Também pode ser de grande aplicabilidade na avaliação prognóstica em cardiopatas, pneumopatas e em pré-operatório, além de auxiliar na prescrição mais criteriosa do exercício em sujeitos normais, em atletas, em cardiopatas e em pneumopatas. Assim como ocorre com o uso clínico, a pesquisa nesse campo também cresce e várias contribuições científicas de pesquisadores nacionais são publicadas em periódicos de alto fator de impacto. Sendo assim, o objetivo deste documento é fornecer uma revisão ampla da aplicabilidade do TCPE nas diferentes situações clínicas, bem como servir como guia prático na interpretação desse teste propedêutico.

  13. Confiabilidade e validade do teste do esfigmonômetro modificado para mensuração clínica da força muscular de membros inferiores e tronco de indivíduos na fase subaguda pós acidente vascular encefálico

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    O teste do esfigmomanômetro modificado (TEM) demonstrou ser um método adequado para avaliar força muscular de indivíduos na fase crônica do acidente vascular encefálico (AVE). Dada a sua grande aplicabilidade clínica, pode também ser um método promissor para a avaliação da força muscular de indivíduos na fase subaguda pós-AVE. Esses indivíduos apresentam características específicas e distintas das apresentadas na fase crônica do AVE. Dessa forma, para que o TEM seja utilizado em indivíduos...

  14. Testing "Compatibility Testing."

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    Robins, Elliot; Huston, Ted L.

    Most models of marital choice are attempts to explain choices within the field of available eligibles. The essence of compatibility testing is that people select their mates by evaluating the match between psychological characteristics after sorting the available field on the basis of social characteristics. A compatibility model seems to require…

  15. The use of medicinal plants as a therapeutical resource: from the influences of the professional formation to the ethical and legal implications of its applicability as an extension of nursing care practice El uso de plantas medicinales como recurso terapéutico: de las influencias de la formación profesional a las implicaciones éticas y legales de su aplicabilidad como extensión de la práctica de cuidar de la enfermera O uso de plantas medicinais como recurso terapêutico: das influências da formação profissional às implicações éticas e legais de sua aplicabilidade como extensão da prática de cuidar realizada pela enfermeira

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    Neide Aparecida Titonelli Alvim

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    Full Text Available This qualitative research aimed to analyze the biomedical influence in the context of nurses' formation and professional activities; to reflect about ethical and legal implications of using medicinal plants in nursing care; to argue about the need to configure and delimit this resource as a legitimate instrument for expanding nursing care practice. We used the creative-sensible method and developed dynamics with a group of nurses to produce data, analyzed in the categories "the biomedical influence in the academic-professional orientation of nursing" and "ethical and legal implications in the applicability of medicinal plants in care". Results indicated the need to advance in studies on the nursing diagnosis that implies the prescription of medicinal plants, so that the client is well taken care of by nurses, thus legitimizing it as an extension of their professional practice. Not as an exclusive territory, but as shared and interdisciplinary health care action.Esta investigación cualitativa buscó analizar la influencia biomédica en el contexto de formación y actuación profesional de los enfermeros; reflejar sobre las implicaciones éticas y legales del uso de plantas medicinales en la enfermería; discutir la necesidad de configuración y delimitación de este recurso como instrumento legítimo de extensión de la práctica de enfermería. Fue utilizado el método creativo-sensible y el desarrollo de dinámicas junto con un grupo de enfermeras para producir los datos de la investigación, analizados en las categorías "la influencia biomédica en la orientación académico-profesional de enfermería" y "las implicaciones éticas y legales en la aplicabilidad de plantas medicinales en el cuidado". Los resultados señalaran la necesidad de avanzar en los estudios sobre la diagnosis de enfermería que implica en prescribir plantas medicinales para que el cliente sea bien cuidado por la enfermera y, así, se pueda legitimarla como extensi

  16. Test plan :

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    This test plan is a document that provides a systematic approach to the planned testing of rooftop structures to determine their actual load carrying capacity. This document identifies typical tests to be performed, the responsible parties for testing, the general feature of the tests, the testing approach, test deliverables, testing schedule, monitoring requirements, and environmental and safety compliance.

  17. Pinworm test

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    Oxyuriasis test; Enterobiasis test; Tape test ... diagnose this infection is to do a tape test. The best time to do this is in ... lay their eggs at night. Steps for the test are: Firmly press the sticky side of a ...

  18. Predictive Testing

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    ... you want to learn. Search form Search Predictive testing You are here Home Testing & Services Testing for ... you make the decision. What Is Predictive Genetic Testing Predictive genetic testing searches for genetic changes, or ...

  19. Pharmacogenomic Testing

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    ... you want to learn. Search form Search Pharmacogenomic testing You are here Home Testing & Services Testing for ... to fit your genetic makeup What Is Pharmacogenomic Testing? Pharmacogenomic testing is done before your healthcare provider ...

  20. Mono Test

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    ... Heterophile Test Heterophile Antibody Test Monospot Formal Name Infectious Mononucleosis Rapid Test This article was last reviewed on ... Why Get Tested? To detect and help diagnose infectious mononucleosis (mono) When To Get Tested? When a person, ...

  1. Transplante cardíaco pediátrico em vigência de choque cardiogênico refratário: análise crítica da viabilidade, aplicabilidade e resultados Pediatric heart transplantation in refractory cardiogenic shock: a critical analysis of feasibility, applicability and results

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    Marcelo Biscegli Jatene

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Considerando crianças com miocardiopatia dilatada, na lista de espera de transplante de coração, podemos avaliar a gravidade do quadro hemodinâmico desses pacientes. Alguns apresentam choque cardiogênico e um elevado índice de mortalidade. Mesmo com suporte inotrópico e respiratório, o transplante de coração é considerado uma condição de extrema gravidade. OBJETIVO: Apresentar nossa experiência com crianças na circunstância de transplante cardíaco em vigência de choque cardiogênico refratário, procurando analisar a viabilidade, a aplicabilidade e os resultados desses transplantes. MÉTODOS: De março de 2001 a fevereiro de 2004, 22 crianças com miocardiopatia dilatada, previamente registradas na lista de transplante, apresentaram choque cardiogênico, necessitando transferência para unidade de terapia intensiva (UTI pediátrica, intubação e suporte inotrópico. As idades variaram de 11 meses a 11 anos (média = 4,3 idade, com 55% do sexo masculino; 14 poderiam ser listados como prioridade clínica e os outros 8 foram excluídos da lista de espera em razão de condição clínica desfavorável. RESULTADOS: Oito transplantes de coração foram executados, 6 crianças faleceram na fila de espera (42,9%. Duas crianças faleceram (25% após o transplante; as outras 6 receberam alta hospitalar com boas condições clínicas. As duas principais complicação são rejeição, em 4 casos, e infecção, em 5 casos. Dois apresentaram complicações neurológicas, com recuperação total em um dos casos. CONCLUSÃO: Crianças com miocardiopatia e choque cardiogênico necessitam de transplante imediato; somente 57,1% podiam ser transplantadas, com mortalidade de 25%. Daquelas que sobreviveram ao transplante, a evolução clínica foi boa, similar às crianças transplantas em cirurgias eletivas.BACKGROUND: In children with dilated cardiomyopathy who are on the waiting list for heart transplantation, we evaluate the

  2. Valoração Econômica Ambiental: um estudo analítico e teórico dos métodos e suas multi-aplicabilidades = Environmental economic valuation: an analytical and theoretical study of methods and their multi applicabilities

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    Pedro dos Santos Portugal Júnior

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    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento sustentável, nos dias atuais, age diretamente nas decisões administrativas e econômicas dos agentes da sociedade. Baseado neste fato o presente estudo tem por objetivo geral analisar teoricamente alguns métodos de valoração econômica ambiental, suas características e aplicações. De maneira específica pretende-se demonstrar a possibilidade de aplicar tais métodos de uma forma múltipla para uma valoração ambiental mais profunda e completa, somando-se a isso a apresentação de dois novos métodos desenvolvidos pelos autores desse artigo que complementam outros já existentes. O contexto abordado permeia inicialmente os fatores de produção e suas características específicas, passando posteriormente a analisar os componentes do valor econômico total dos recursos naturais, em seguida são abordados alguns métodos de valoração econômica ambiental e ao final apresenta-se a possibilidade de aplicar diferentes métodos para a análise ambiental de um mesmo caso específico. Utiliza-se o método dedutivo e a técnica de pesquisa bibliográfica como forma de atingir os objetivos traçados. Trata-se de uma pesquisa de nível teórico e exploratória. O estudo permite concluir positivamente sobre a possibilidade de multi-aplicabilidade de métodos de valoração de danos ambientais como forma de tornar essa análise mais abrangente e completa. Os resultados apontaram ainda que os novos métodos apresentados permitem uma análise ambiental pormenorizada e com fundamentos matemáticos mais profundos. Soma-se a isso o fato de que o principal complicador da utilização do sistema de multiaplicabilidade é a determinação dos níveis de ponderação dos diferentes métodos adotados na análise ambiental, o que deverá ser feita considerando-se as especificidades dos danos ambientais analisados e as informações disponíveis, necessitando-se para isso de novos estudos sobre essa temática. Sustainable development

  3. Ham test

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    Acid hemolysin test; Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria - Ham test; PNH - Ham test ... BJ. In: Chernecky CC, Berger BJ, eds. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures . 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier ...

  4. Coombs test

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    Direct antiglobulin test; Indirect antiglobulin test; Anemia - hemolytic ... No special preparation is necessary for this test. ... There are 2 types of the Coombs test: Direct Indirect The direct ... that are stuck to the surface of red blood cells. Many diseases ...

  5. Trichomonas Testing

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    ... Genetic Tests for Targeted Cancer Therapy Glucose Tests Gonorrhea Testing Gram Stain Growth Hormone Haptoglobin hCG Pregnancy ... With some NAATs, samples collected for testing of gonorrhea and chlamydial infections can also be used to ...

  6. Urodynamic Testing

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    ... Urinary Tract Imaging Urodynamic Testing Virtual Colonoscopy Urodynamic Testing What is the urinary tract? The urinary tract ... view of the urinary tract What is urodynamic testing? Urodynamic testing is any procedure that looks at ...

  7. Mono Test

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    ... Links Patient Resources For Health Professionals Subscribe Search Mononucleosis (Mono) Test Send Us Your Feedback Choose Topic ... Questions Related Content View Sources Also Known As Mononucleosis Spot Test Mononuclear Heterophile Test Heterophile Antibody Test ...

  8. Avaliação educacional por meio do teste iar em escolares com cegueira Scholastic achievement assessment of blind students using the iar test

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    Suzana Rabello

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de verificar a aplicabilidade do Teste IAR em escolares cegos, foram realizados estudos de casos, mediante avaliações de três escolares de oito anos de idade, com cegueira, por retinopatia da prematuridade ou catarata congênita (A.M., D.A.C., T.A.M., atendidos no Centro de Distúrbios da Audição, Linguagem e Visão (CEDALVI, do Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais (HRAC da USP, Bauru/SP/Brasil. Durante um período de seis meses, os escolares foram avaliados por meio do Instrumento de Avaliação do Repertório Básico para Alfabetização (IAR, adaptado ao Sistema Braille e contando com recursos em relevo. Os resultados da aplicação do IAR mostraram que T.A.M. alcançou 100,0% em acertos em todos os conceitos; A.M. e D.A.C. obtiveram 100,0% de acertos em esquema corporal, lateralidade e verbalização de palavras; D.A.C. apresentou 50,0% nos conceitos posição, tamanho e quantidade; A.M. apresentou 50,0% em discriminação auditiva; D.A.C. apresentou menos de 50,0% de acertos nos conceitos de direção, espaço, forma, discriminação tátil, discriminação auditiva, análise/síntese e coordenação motora fina; A.M. também alcançou menos de 50,0% de acertos nos conceitos de direção, discriminação tátil, análise/síntese e coordenação motora fina. Com relação à aplicabilidade, o teste IAR mostrou-se eficaz para avaliar os escolares cegos, oferecendo instruções úteis para que profissionais e familiares adotem estímulos e estratégias que favoreçam o desenvolvimento dos mesmos.Three case studies were undertaken in order to assess the applicability of the IAR Test in blind students; three eight year old blind students, whose impairments were caused by retinopathy of prematurity or congenital cataract (A.M., D.A.C., T.A.M., who went to the Center for Hearing, Language and Vision (Cedalvi of the Hospital for Craniofacial Anomaly Rehabilitation (HRAC, USP, Bauru/SP/Brazil, participated in

  9. Fungal Tests

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    ... Prep Fungal Smear, Culture, Antigen and Antibody Tests Mycology Tests Fungal Molecular Tests Potassium Hydroxide Preparation Calcofluor ... February 7, Modified). Calcofluor White with 10% KOH. Mycology Online [On-line information]. Available online at http:// ...

  10. Laboratory Tests

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    ... age and race What you eat and drink Medicines you take How well you followed pre-test instructions Your doctor may also compare your results to results from previous tests. Laboratory tests are often part of a routine checkup ...

  11. Malnutrition Tests

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    ... LDL-P) Lead Legionella Testing Leptin Levetiracetam Lipase Lipid Profile Lipoprotein (a) Lithium Liver Panel Lp-PLA2 Lupus ... Site Tests: Albumin , CBC , CMP , Electrolytes , Iron Tests , Lipid Profile , Urinalysis , Prealbumin , Vitamin D , Vitamin B12 and Folate , ...

  12. Genetic Testing

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    ... is responding to gluten. Unlike antibody testing, the HLA gene testing for celiac disease measures the presence or ... found on the surface of some cells. The HLA gene test for celiac disease can be performed at ...

  13. Genomic Testing

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    ... Counseling Genomic Testing Pathogen Genomics Epidemiology Resources Genomic Testing Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir Fact Sheet: ... Page The Need for Reliable Information on Genetic Testing In 2008, the former Secretary’s Advisory Committee on ...

  14. Randomization tests

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    Statistical Tests That Do Not Require Random Sampling Randomization Tests Numerical Examples Randomization Tests and Nonrandom Samples The Prevalence of Nonrandom Samples in Experiments The Irrelevance of Random Samples for the Typical Experiment Generalizing from Nonrandom Samples Intelligibility Respect for the Validity of Randomization Tests Versatility Practicality Precursors of Randomization Tests Other Applications of Permutation Tests Questions and Exercises Notes References Randomized Experiments Unique Benefits of Experiments Experimentation without Mani

  15. Tissue tests

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    2009-01-01

    Tissue tests are widely used in horticulture practice and have in comparison with soil or substrate testing advantages as well disadvantages in comparison with soil testing. One of the main advantages of tissue tests is the certainty that analysed nutrients in plant tissues are really present in the

  16. Test chamber

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    2009-01-01

    A test chamber for measuring electromagnetic radiation emitted by an apparatus to be tested or for exposing an apparatus to be tested to an electromagnetic radiation field. The test chamber includes a reverberation chamber made of a conductive tent fabric. To create a statistically uniform field in

  17. Test chamber

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    Leferink, Frank Bernardus Johannes

    1999-01-01

    A test chamber for measuring electromagnetic radiation emitted by an apparatus to be tested or for exposing an apparatus to be tested to an electromagnetic radiation field. The test chamber includes a reverberation chamber made of a conductive tent fabric. To create a statistically uniform field in

  18. Tensile testing

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    A complete guide to the uniaxial tensile test, the cornerstone test for determining the mechanical properties of materials: Learn ways to predict material behavior through tensile testing. Learn how to test metals, alloys, composites, ceramics, and plastics to determine strength, ductility and elastic/plastic deformation. A must for laboratory managers, technicians, materials and design engineers, and students involved with uniaxial tensile testing. Tensile Testing , Second Edition begins with an introduction and overview of the test, with clear explanations of how materials properties are determined from test results. Subsequent sections illustrate how knowledge gained through tensile tests, such as tension properties to predict the behavior (including strength, ductility, elastic or plastic deformation, tensile and yield strengths) have resulted in improvements in materals applications. The Second Edition is completely revised and updated. It includes expanded coverage throughout the volume on a variety of ...

  19. Valor preditivo do teste tuberculínico padronizado em crianças vacinadas com BCG The predictive value of the standard tuberculin test in BCG-vaccinated children

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    Gilberto Ribeiro Arantes

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    Full Text Available A aplicabilidade do teste tuberculínico em crianças menores de 5 anos vacinadas com BCG é assunto controvertido. Visando contribuir para esclarecê-lo foi analisado o valor preditivo positivo do teste tuberculínico padronizado em população sob elevada cobertura vacinal e baixa prevalência de infecção tuberculosa. A partir da proporção de reatores fortes em lactentes e escolares vacinados e não vacinados, foram calculadas a razão de declínio da alergia tuberculínica nos vacinados e a razão de crescimento nos não vacinados, o que possibilitou a estimativa dos respectivos valores nas idades intermediárias. A expectativa de falsos-positivos (FP foi então calculada por diferença. Conhecidas a sensibilidade e a especificidade do teste (E=1-FP, a cobertura BCG e a prevalência de infecção, os valores preditivos (para a infecção tuberculosa foram: 1,52%, 4,22%, 8,26%, 14,86% e 23,00%, do primeiro ao quinto ano de vida. Nessas condições, a probabilidade de uma reação forte ser devida ao BCG é grande, especialmente nos dois primeiros anos, o que reduz a aplicabilidade clínica e epidemiológica do teste.The applicability of tuberculin test in children under five years of age, BCG-vaccinated during their first year of life, is a controversial matter. With a view to clarifying the subject the predictive positive value of the test in a region of high BCG coverage and low prevalence of tuberculous infection was analysed. From the proportion of strong reactors among infants and school-age children, vaccinated and not unvaccinated, the declining rate of BCG induced allergy and the increment rate of naturally acquired tuberculin sensitivity between the first and the seventh years of life were calculated. Those calculations allowed for the estimation of the respective values for the intermediate ages. The numbers of false positives to be expected were calculated by difference. Knowing the sensibility and the especificity (1 - FP of

  20. Nationale test

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    Professor Sven Erik Nordenbo og centerleder Niels Egelund, begge DPU, i samtale om nationale test.......Professor Sven Erik Nordenbo og centerleder Niels Egelund, begge DPU, i samtale om nationale test....

  1. Magnesium Test

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    ... Tests G6PD Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) Gastrin Gastrointestinal Pathogens Panel Genetic Tests for Targeted Cancer Therapy Glucose ... as spinach, as well as whole grains and nuts. Foods that have dietary fiber are usually also ...

  2. Copper Test

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    ... Tests G6PD Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) Gastrin Gastrointestinal Pathogens Panel Genetic Tests for Targeted Cancer Therapy Glucose ... hepatic). Copper is found in many foods including nuts, chocolate, mushrooms, shellfish, whole grains, dried fruits, and ...

  3. Osmolality Test

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    ... Serum Screening, Second Trimester Measles and Mumps Tests Mercury Metanephrines Methotrexate Methylmalonic Acid Mononucleosis (Mono) Test MRSA ... Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Kidney Disease Lactose Intolerance Lead Poisoning Leukemia Liver Disease Lung Cancer Lung Diseases Lupus ...

  4. Bilirubin Test

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    ... bilirubin test in conjunction with other laboratory tests ( alkaline phosphatase , aspartate aminotransferase , alanine aminotransferase ) when someone shows signs of abnormal liver function. A bilirubin level may be ordered when ...

  5. Gonorrhea Test

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    ... High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein (hs-CRP) Histamine Histone Antibody HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen (p24) HIV ... can get tested. You can input your zip code and find a local testing site. How can ...

  6. Syphilis Test

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    ... High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein (hs-CRP) Histamine Histone Antibody HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen (p24) HIV ... can get tested. You can input your zip code and find a local testing site. Should I ...

  7. Trichomonas Testing

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    ... Known As T. vaginalis Wet Prep Formal Name Trichomonas vaginalis testing This article was last reviewed on March ... Tested? To diagnose an infection with the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis , which causes the sexually transmitted disease trichomoniasis When ...

  8. Chymotrypsin Test

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    ... Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Sickle Cell Tests Sirolimus Smooth Muscle Antibody (SMA) ... at http://www.upcmd.com/dot/examples/00218/description.html. Sainato, D., (2002, March). Genetic Testing for ...

  9. ACT Test

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    ... Content View Sources Ask Us Also Known As ACT Activated Coagulation Time Formal Name Activated Clotting Time ... What is being tested? The activated clotting time (ACT) is a test that is used primarily to ...

  10. Rubella Test

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    ... AACC products and services. Advertising & Sponsorship: Policy | Opportunities Rubella Test Share this page: Was this page helpful? ... Three-day Measles; 3-day Measles Formal name: Rubella Antibodies, IgM and IgG Related tests: TORCH ; Measles ...

  11. Gonorrhea Test

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    ... Links Patient Resources For Health Professionals Subscribe Search Gonorrhea Testing Send Us Your Feedback Choose Topic At ... Sources Ask Us Also Known As GC Test Gonorrhea NAAT or NAT Neisseria gonorrhoeae Nucleic Acid Amplification ...

  12. Ferritin Test

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    ... Pregnancy hCG Tumor Marker HDL Cholesterol Heavy Metals Helicobacter pylori Testing Hematocrit Hemoglobin Hemoglobin A1c Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation ... absorbs too much iron, even on a normal diet. How is the sample collected for testing? A ...

  13. AMA Test

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    ... Testing Leptin Levetiracetam Lipase Lipid Profile Lipoprotein (a) Lithium Liver Panel Lp-PLA2 Lupus Anticoagulant Testing Luteinizing ... 50% of the cases of PBC will be discovered before a person has noticeable symptoms. What causes ...

  14. Lactate Test

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    ... Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Sickle Cell Tests Sirolimus Smooth Muscle Antibody (SMA) ... Ratio Valproic Acid Vancomycin Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA) VAP Vitamin A Vitamin B12 and Folate Vitamin D Tests ...

  15. Allergy Testing

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    ... treatment. These include: allergy screening tests done in supermarkets or drug stores, home testing, applied kinesiology (allergy ... this topic visit the AAAAI Store . Utility navigation Donate Annual meeting Browse your conditions Check pollen counts ...

  16. Progesterone Test

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    ... Urine Culture Urine Metanephrines Urine Protein and Urine Protein to Creatinine Ratio Valproic Acid Vancomycin Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA) VAP Vitamin A Vitamin B12 and Folate Vitamin D Tests Vitamin K VLDL Cholesterol von Willebrand Factor Warfarin Sensitivity Testing ...

  17. Rubella Test

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    ... of the blood testing required to obtain a marriage license. What does the test result mean? Adult ... their joints , especially their hands and wrists. Side effects are rarely seen in young children who get ...

  18. Fungal Tests

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    ... Testing Leptin Levetiracetam Lipase Lipid Profile Lipoprotein (a) Lithium Liver Panel Lp-PLA2 Lupus Anticoagulant Testing Luteinizing ... at http://www.thoracic.org/education/breathing-in-america/resources/chapter-9-fungal-lung-disease.pdf. Accessed ...

  19. VMA Test

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    ... spasms and rapid eye movements referred to as "dancing eyes, dancing feet." The VMA test may also be ordered ... ratio is associated with a poorer prognosis . A variety of medications can interfere with VMA testing, but ...

  20. DHEAS Test

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    ... Acidosis and Alkalosis Adrenal Insufficiency and Addison Disease Alcoholism Allergies Alzheimer Disease Anemia Angina Ankylosing Spondylitis Anthrax ... for Teens (Ages 13-18) Screening Tests for Young Adults (Ages 19-29) Screening Tests for Adults ( ...

  1. Pregnancy test

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003432.htm Pregnancy test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. A pregnancy test measures a hormone in the body called human ...

  2. Nationale Test

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    Hvad er egentlig formålet med de nationale test? Bliver eleverne klogere af at blive testet? Og er der en sammenhæng mellem bandekrig og nationale test? Fysisk medie: dpu.dk/tv......Hvad er egentlig formålet med de nationale test? Bliver eleverne klogere af at blive testet? Og er der en sammenhæng mellem bandekrig og nationale test? Fysisk medie: dpu.dk/tv...

  3. HIV Testing

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    ... Abroad Treatment Basic Statistics Get Tested Find an HIV testing site near you. Enter ZIP code or city Follow HIV/AIDS CDC HIV CDC HIV/AIDS See RSS | ... All Collapse All Should I get tested for HIV? CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of ...

  4. Prevalence and effect of developmental coordination disorder on ...

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    The Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 (MABC-2 Test) was used to identify DCD. In addition, each participant was evaluated with the Aptitude Test for School Beginners (ASB). Learning-related skills of children with DCD were compared to those without DCD. The prevalence of DCD (severe motor difficulties) was ...

  5. Testing Interfaces

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    Holbøll, Joachim T.; Henriksen, Mogens; Nilson, Jesper K.

    1999-01-01

    , destroy the insulation and eventually cause breakdown. It is difficult to make a model of the real-life components that can be used to examine all of these phenomena. Some decisions have to be made on how to approach this problem, how to design a test cell and how the tests should be carried out....... In this paper, four suggestions on test cells are considered....

  6. Trypsinogen test

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    ... like immunoreactivity; Serum trypsinogen; Immunoreactive trypsin Images Blood test References Forsmark CE. Chronic pancreatitis. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal ...

  7. Nationale test

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    Bundsgaard, Jeppe; Puck, Morten Rasmus

    Nationale test skubber undervisning i en forkert retning. Det er lærerne og skolelederne enige om. Men særligt skolelederne ser også muligheder for at bruge testen til at få viden om elevernes faglige kompetencer og om undervisningen. Det kommer til udtryk i rapporten Nationale test: Danske lærere...

  8. Chloride Test

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    ... and bicarbonate , to help regulate the amount of fluid in the body and maintain the acid-base balance . This test measures the level of chloride in ... and bicarbonate , to help regulate the amount of fluid in the body and maintain the acid-base (pH) balance . Chloride and electrolyte tests may also be ordered ...

  9. Runflat Testing

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    2015-09-09

    the valve cores using a valve core removal tool to simulate a puncture flat. This should be done at the test site, after the tires are warmed up...F), and ideally be as close to the SAE standard temperature of 25 °C (77 °F) as possible. Test conditions should also be dry (no precipitation or

  10. Test Anxiety

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    ... on the bad things that could happen also fuels test anxiety. For example, someone worrying about doing poorly ... are shaking." Just like other types of anxiety, test anxiety can create a bad cycle: The more a person focuses on the negative ...

  11. Avaliação da aplicabilidade de um modelo de credit scoring com varíaveis sistêmicas e não-sistêmicas em carteiras de crédito bancário rotativo de pessoas físicas An evaluation on the applicability of a credit scoring model, with systemic and non-systemic variables in revolving bank credit portfolio for individuals

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    José Odálio dos Santos

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    Full Text Available As concessões de crédito rotativo às pessoas físicas (cheque especial e cartão de crédito vêm crescendo significativamente nos últimos anos, o que, em parte, é explicado pela relativa estabilização da economia, maior geração de empregos e êxito no controle da inflação - fatores que interferem diretamente na capacidade de pagamento dos tomadores. Paralelamente, observa-se uma maior exposição histórica dos Bancos ao risco de inadimplência, ou seja, o do não-recebimento (parcial ou total de créditos rotativos utilizados pelas pessoas físicas. Considerando o tamanho e a importância desse mercado aos grandes Bancos Comerciais e a economia como um todo, direciona-se essa pesquisa para: 1. detalhar os processos de análise subjetiva e objetiva de crédito realizada pelos principais Bancos privados nacionais; 2. abordar a função seletiva das taxas de juros em créditos rotativos; 3. destacar as principais características dos modelos de credit scoring e 4. propor um modelo de credit scoring para créditos rotativos composto por variáveis sistêmicas e não-sistêmicas, direcionado à redução do risco de inadimplência. A aplicabilidade do modelo proposto de credit scoring em uma amostra extraída da carteira de crédito de pessoas físicas de um importante Banco Comercial privado nacional de médio porte (Banco X - nome fictício, apresentou satisfatório índice de acerto na identificação de clientes prospectivos (96% e não-prospectivos (92%, levando à conclusão de que incluía e ponderava, adequadamente, as variáveis representativas da capacidade de pagamento dos tomadores.The concessions of revolving credit to consumers (guaranteed check and credit card have been growing significantly in the last few years, which is in part explained by the relative stabilization of the economy, higher levels of job creation and success in controlling inflation - factors that have a direct influence in the borrowers’ payment

  12. Movement Assessment Battery for Children - second edition: Cross-cultural comparison between 11–15 year old children from the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom

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    Rudolf Psotta

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: With the exception of specific clinical methods, no widely used diagnostic tool for motor development assessment of children exists in the Czech Republic. The Movement Assessment Battery for Children – second edition (MABC-2 seems to be one the most developed instruments for children's motor coordination assessment. However, to use it in the Czech population of children in educational and psychological practice including physical education, the cross-validity of the test battery needs to be examined. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to make a comparative analysis of performance in motor tasks of the MABC-2 measured in a Czech sample of 11–15 year old children and the United Kingdom (UK normative sample from which the norms of the MABC-2 were established. METHODS: The Czech sample of 11–15 year old children (total n = 589; 310 boys, 279 girls formed from a random selection of schools from all the geographical regions of the Czech Republic and all size categories of municipalities, was tested by the MABC-2. The results were compared to the performance of the UK normative sample of the same age (n = 344 reported in the MABC-2 Examiner's Manual by Henderson et al. (2007. For this comparative analysis, the effects size coefficient (d and the z-test were used. RESULTS: From three manual dexterity tests of the MABC-2, mean performance of the Czech sample in the Drawing trail test was shown to be significantly higher than the mean performance of the UK sample in all the age groups of both genders (d = 0.68–1.32; p CONCLUSIONS: The study revealed that the MABC-2 is valid only for assessment of gross motor coordination in Czech children, but not for assessment of manual dexterity and balance. Before the use of this test battery for Czech children for both practical and research purposes, an adjustment of the norms is needed for the Drawing trail test, Two-board balance test and Zig-zag hopping test.

  13. Blood Tests

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    ... be a sign of anemia or thalassemia. Blood Chemistry Tests/Basic Metabolic Panel The basic metabolic panel ( ... parents, and children talk about their experiences with clinical research. More Information Related Health Topics Anemia Coronary Heart ...

  14. Pertussis Tests

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    ... Factor Antibody Iron Iron Tests JAK2 Mutation Kidney Stone Analysis Kidney Stone Risk Panel KRAS Mutation Lactate Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) ... whooping cough); when you have symptoms of a cold and have been exposed to someone with pertussis ...

  15. TORCH Test

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    ... Factor Antibody Iron Iron Tests JAK2 Mutation Kidney Stone Analysis Kidney Stone Risk Panel KRAS Mutation Lactate Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) ... The two most common infections with HSV are "cold sores" affecting the lips and genital herpes. Both ...

  16. Toxoplasmosis Testing

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    ... eye or brain infection that a health practitioner suspects are due to toxoplasmosis Sample Required? A blood ... to an infection or detects the genetic material ( DNA ) of the parasite in the blood. Testing is ...

  17. RPR test

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    ... later stages of the infection. Some conditions may cause a false-positive test, including: IV drug use Lyme disease Certain types of pneumonia Malaria Pregnancy Systemic lupus erythematosus and some other autoimmune ...

  18. VDRL test

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    ... the earlier and later stages. Some conditions may cause a false-positive test, including: HIV Lyme disease Certain types of pneumonia Malaria Systemic lupus erythematosus The body does not always ...

  19. Test Ship

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The U. S. Navy dedicated the decommissioned Spruance Class destroyer ex-PAUL F. FOSTER (EDD 964), Test Ship, primarily for at sea demonstration of short range weapon...

  20. HPV Test

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    ... detects the presence of HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, in your system. Certain types of HPV — including ... have any of the types of HPV that cause cervical cancer. Depending on your test results, your doctor may ...

  1. Blood Tests

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    ... of Intramural Research Research Resources Research Meeting Summaries Technology Transfer Clinical Trials What Are Clinical Trials? Children & ... special preparations. For some, you may need to fast (not eat any food) for 8 to 12 hours before the test. ...

  2. Lactate Test

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    ... Analysis Kidney Stone Risk Panel KRAS Mutation Lactate Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) Lactoferrin Lactose Tolerance Tests LDL Cholesterol LDL ... metabolism) in which pyruvate is not converted to lactate. One example is pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency. In these cases, pyruvate will accumulate, the ...

  3. Serotonin Test

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    ... acute myocardial infarction ( heart attack ), cystic fibrosis , and dumping syndrome . The serotonin test is not usually ordered ... Thank you. Contact a Scientist Find Us On Social Media: Facebook Twitter Google Plus Footer Menu Home ...

  4. IQ testing

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    ... person's talents or future potential. Results of any intelligence test may be culturally biased. The more widely used ... Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence Stanford-Binet Intelligence ... mathematical, analytical, spatial (for example, reading ...

  5. Electrolytes Test

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    ... High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein (hs-CRP) Histamine Histone Antibody HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen (p24) HIV ... www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/print.php?unit_code=87972. Accessed September 2011. See More See Less ...

  6. VMA Test

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    ... Total Protein and Albumin/Globulin (A/G) Ratio Toxoplasmosis Testing Trace Minerals Transferrin and Iron-binding Capacity ( ... Blood in Urine (Hematuria) Bone Marrow Disorders Breast Cancer Cancer Cardiovascular Disease Celiac Disease Cervical Cancer Chronic ...

  7. VLDL test

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    ... disease . This test may be included in a coronary risk profile. ... cholesterol level may be associated with a higher risk for heart disease and stroke. However, VLDL cholesterol level is rarely targeted when treatment for high ...

  8. Test report :

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    Rose, David Martin; Schenkman, Benjamin L.; Borneo, Daniel R.

    2013-08-01

    The Department of Energy Office of Electricity (DOE/OE), Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) and the Base Camp Integration Lab (BCIL) partnered together to incorporate an energy storage system into a microgrid configured Forward Operating Base to reduce the fossil fuel consumption and to ultimately save lives. Energy storage vendors have supplied their systems to SNL Energy Storage Test Pad (ESTP) for functional testing and a subset of these systems were selected for performance evaluation at the BCIL. The technologies tested were electro-chemical energy storage systems comprised of lead acid, lithium-ion or zinc-bromide. MILSPRAY Military Technologies has developed an energy storage system that utilizes lead acid batteries to save fuel on a military microgrid. This report contains the testing results and some limited assessment of the Milspray Scorpion Energy Storage Device.

  9. Iron Test

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    ... Pregnancy hCG Tumor Marker HDL Cholesterol Heavy Metals Helicobacter pylori Testing Hematocrit Hemoglobin Hemoglobin A1c Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation ... not enough iron is taken in from the diet, blood levels will drop; thus, over time, the ...

  10. Magnesium Test

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    ... Pregnancy hCG Tumor Marker HDL Cholesterol Heavy Metals Helicobacter pylori Testing Hematocrit Hemoglobin Hemoglobin A1c Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation ... bones. It comes into the body through the diet and is absorbed by the small intestine and ...

  11. Phosphorus Test

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    ... Pregnancy hCG Tumor Marker HDL Cholesterol Heavy Metals Helicobacter pylori Testing Hematocrit Hemoglobin Hemoglobin A1c Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation ... balance . Phosphorus comes into the body through the diet. It is found in many foods and is ...

  12. Toxoplasmosis Testing

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    ... Pregnancy hCG Tumor Marker HDL Cholesterol Heavy Metals Helicobacter pylori Testing Hematocrit Hemoglobin Hemoglobin A1c Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation ... humid locations and is influenced by the regional diet. It is higher in areas that routinely eat ...

  13. PTT Test

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    ... Pregnancy hCG Tumor Marker HDL Cholesterol Heavy Metals Helicobacter pylori Testing Hematocrit Hemoglobin Hemoglobin A1c Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation ... but can occur due to an extremely poor diet, malabsorption disorders , or prolonged use of certain antibiotics, ...

  14. Copper Test

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    ... Pregnancy hCG Tumor Marker HDL Cholesterol Heavy Metals Helicobacter pylori Testing Hematocrit Hemoglobin Hemoglobin A1c Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation ... or trying to get more copper in my diet? In most cases, a regular diet satisfies the ...

  15. Chloride Test

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    ... Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Sickle Cell Tests Sirolimus Smooth Muscle Antibody (SMA) ... 20Files/Nutrition/DRIs/DRI_Electrolytes_Water.pdf?la=en. Accessed Oct 2015. Sources Used in Previous Reviews ...

  16. RSV Test

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    ... Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Sickle Cell Tests Sirolimus Smooth Muscle Antibody (SMA) ... int/immunization/research/meetings_workshops/rsv_vaccine_development/en/. Accessed November 2016. Sources Used in Previous Reviews ...

  17. Malnutrition Tests

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    ... Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Sickle Cell Tests Sirolimus Smooth Muscle Antibody (SMA) ... www.who.int/vaccine_research/diseases/soa_parasitic/en/index2.html through http://www.who.int . Accessed ...

  18. Knowledge Test

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    Sørensen, Ole Henning

    1998-01-01

    The knowledge test is about competing temporal and spatial expressions of the politics of technological development and national prosperity in contemporary society. The discussion is based on literature of national systems of innovation and industrial networks of various sorts. Similarities...

  19. Electrolytes Test

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    ... Pregnancy hCG Tumor Marker HDL Cholesterol Heavy Metals Helicobacter pylori Testing Hematocrit Hemoglobin Hemoglobin A1c Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation ... sometimes reported as total CO 2 ). A person's diet provides sodium, potassium, and chloride. The kidneys help ...

  20. Osmolality Test

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    ... affecting osmolality; to help determine the cause of chronic diarrhea When To Get Tested? When someone has a ... increased or decreased amounts of urine, or has chronic diarrhea Sample Required? A blood sample drawn from a ...

  1. Lead Test

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    ... Links Patient Resources For Health Professionals Subscribe Search Lead Send Us Your Feedback Choose Topic At a ... Related Content View Sources Also Known As Blood Lead Test Blood Lead Level BLL Formal Name Lead, ...

  2. Porphyrin Tests

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    ... safe and unsafe drugs, different sites use different classifications and the lists are not the same. Why ... Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). M osby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., ...

  3. Tests computarizados

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    R. Fernando Prialé Z.

    1983-12-01

    Full Text Available En primer lugar, se considera el impacto de las microcomputadoras en la actualidad, viéndolo como un hecho social destinado a traer profundos cambios: nos orientamos hacia una cultura informática cuyo signo es la posibilidad de tratar grandes cantidades de información. En segundo lugar; se analiza brevemente la importancia de los tests en el desarrollo de la psicología. Finalmente, se discute la posibilidad de aplicar la informática a la psicometría con el ejemplo del test de BARSIT.   The impact of microcomputers is discussed as a cultural fact that will bring profound changes in the near future: a society with an ubiquous capacity for treating big amounts of information. The importance of tests for the development of psychology is then analysed. Finaly, the possibility of applying microcomputers to psychometry is discussed trough a concrete example: The BARSIT test.

  4. Stool Tests

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    ... Development Infections Diseases & Conditions Pregnancy & Baby Nutrition & Fitness Emotions & Behavior School & Family Life First Aid & Safety Doctors & ... stool. Collecting a Stool Specimen Unlike most other lab tests, stool is sometimes collected by the child's ...

  5. Porphyrin Tests

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    ... LA Kaplan, AJ Pesce, SC Kazmierczak, Eds), CV Mosby, St. Louis, 2003, pp. 657-674. Pagana, Kathleen ... osby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp325, 670-672. (2003 ...

  6. Fibrinogen Test

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    ... an investigation of a possible bleeding disorder or inappropriate blood clot formation ( thrombotic episode ) As a follow- ... More Common Questions See Less Common Questions Related Content On This Site Tests: PT and INR , PTT , ...

  7. ACT Test

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    ... heparin is used to help prevent and treat inappropriate blood clot formation ( thrombosis or thromboembolism ) and is ... More Common Questions See Less Common Questions Related Content On This Site Tests: Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) , ...

  8. PTH Test

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    ... diseases that disrupt this feedback loop can cause inappropriate elevations or decreases in calcium and PTH levels ... More Common Questions See Less Common Questions Related Content On This Site Tests: Calcium ; Phosphorus ; Magnesium ; Vitamin ...

  9. Ferritin Test

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    ... the past few decades, some lab-to-lab variability can occur due to differences in testing equipment, ... Pp 443-444. Clarke, W., Editor (© 2011). Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry 2nd Edition: AACC Press, Washington, ...

  10. AMA Test

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    ... This Site Tests: ANCA/MPO/PR3 Antibodies , Liver/Kidney Microsomal Antibody , ALP , ALT , Liver Panel , Smooth Muscle Antibody , ANA Conditions: Autoimmune Diseases , Liver Disease , Hepatitis , Cirrhosis Elsewhere On The Web ...

  11. Adaptive test

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    Kjeldsen, Lars Peter; Eriksen, Mette Rose

    2010-01-01

    Artikelen er en evaluering af de adaptive tests, som blev indført i folkeskolen. Artiklen sætter særligt fokus på evaluering i folkeskolen, herunder bidrager den med vejledning til evaluering, evalueringsværktøjer og fagspecifkt evalueringsmateriale.......Artikelen er en evaluering af de adaptive tests, som blev indført i folkeskolen. Artiklen sætter særligt fokus på evaluering i folkeskolen, herunder bidrager den med vejledning til evaluering, evalueringsværktøjer og fagspecifkt evalueringsmateriale....

  12. Screening Tests

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    ... gov/publications/AssessingAlcohol/index.htm .) This issue of Alcohol Research & Health highlights some of the most popular screening ... tolerance to more than two drinks (the T question) = 2 points. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) can detect alcohol ...

  13. About testing $\

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    Loverre, P F; Spada, F R

    1999-01-01

    We study the feasibility of a long-baseline neutrino experiment from CERN to Gran Sasso LNGS Laboratories using the CERN PS accelerator. Baseline and neutrino energy spectrum are suitable to explore a region of the Dm2 and sin2(thetat) parameters space which is not reached by K2K, the first experiment that will test at accelerator the atmospheric neutrino anomaly put in evidence by Super Kamiokande

  14. Examining the relationship between motor assessments and handwriting consistency in children with and without probable developmental coordination disorder.

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    Bo, Jin; Colbert, Alison; Lee, Chi-Mei; Schaffert, Jeffrey; Oswald, Kaitlin; Neill, Rebecca

    2014-09-01

    Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) often experience difficulties in handwriting. The current study examined the relationships between three motor assessments and the spatial and temporal consistency of handwriting. Twelve children with probable DCD and 29 children from 7 to 12 years who were typically developing wrote the lowercase letters "e" and "l" in cursive and printed forms repetitively on a digitizing tablet. Three behavioral assessments, including the Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI), the Minnesota Handwriting Assessment (MHA) and the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC), were administered. Children with probable DCD had low scores on the VMI, MABC and MHA and showed high temporal, not spatial, variability in the letter-writing task. Their MABC scores related to temporal consistency in all handwriting conditions, and the Legibility scores in their MHA correlated with temporal consistency in cursive "e" and printed "l". It appears that children with probable DCD have prominent difficulties on the temporal aspect of handwriting. While the MHA is a good product-oriented assessment for measuring handwriting deficits, the MABC shows promise as a good assessment for capturing the temporal process of handwriting in children with DCD. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Oedometer Tests

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    Thorsen, Grete

    1996-01-01

    . The results, however, tell nothing about the kind of actions, which has caused the overconsolidation. The determined OCR-values might be due to previous ice caps but a big difference in the two values from Solsø indicates a considerable influence from other actions. The sediments from Hollerup and Solsø...... a model set up by Moust Jacobsen in 1992. The test results do not show any significant difference in the determined values of the overconsolidation ratio (OCR) for the samples from Hollerup and Solsø, east and west of the main stationary line for the last ice sheet in Weichselian, respectively...

  16. Conservação e teste de tetrazólio em sementes de jabuticabeira

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    Cristiano Hössel

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar embalagem a vácuo e biofilme sobre a viabilidade de sementes de jabuticabeira [Plinia trunciflora (O. Berg Kausel], bem como verificar a aplicabilidade do teste de tetrazólio em sementes dessa espécie. O experimento foi realizado no Laboratório de Fisiologia Vegetal e na Unidade de Ensino e Pesquisa Viveiro de Produção de Mudas Hortícolas, da Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná - Câmpus Dois Vizinhos. O experimento foi em blocos ao acaso, em fatorial 2 (utilização de vácuo x 3 (tipo de revestimento x 5 (tempo de armazenamento, com quatro repetições de 50 sementes por unidade experimental. As sementes, após extraídas, foram separadas em dois lotes, sendo um para uso de embalagem a vácuo e outro não. A partir de cada lote, houve a divisão em três sublotes de acordo com o tipo de revestimento, quais sejam: fécula de mandioca (3% m v-1, quitosana (3% m v-1 e sem biofilme. Posteriormente, as sementes foram armazenadas em câmara fria, utilizando temperatura de 5± 1°C, por 7; 14;21; 28 e 35 dias. Foram analisadas as porcentagens de emergência, de viabilidade das sementes pelo teste de tetrazólio e o índice de velocidade de emergência. Recomenda-se armazenar as sementes de jabuticabeira em embalagem a vácuo. Na impossibilidade de utilizar embalagem a vácuo, as sementes desta fruteira devem ser revestidas com biofilme à base de quitosana ou fécula de mandioca. O teste de tetrazólio demonstrou-se viável e mais rápido para avaliar a viabilidade das sementes de jabuticabeira.

  17. Factors influencing the motor development of prematurely born school-aged children in Brazil.

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    Moreira, Rafaela S; Magalhães, Lívia C; Dourado, Jordana S; Lemos, Stela M A; Alves, Claudia R L

    2014-09-01

    Despite technological advances in neonatology, premature children are still susceptible to disruptions in neurological development. The current study aimed to analyze the factors that influence motor development in prematurely born school-aged children in Brazil. This cross-sectional study involved 100 "apparently normal" children, aged 8-10 years, born at less than 35 weeks of gestation or with birth weightChildren (MABC-2). The children's neuropsychological and academic performance was assessed with the Token Test (TT) and Teste de Desempenho Escolar (TDE), respectively. Parents answered questions regarding the child's clinical history and behavior using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) and family environment resources (RAF). Hierarchical multivariate analyses revealed that 39% of the children scored lower on the MABC-2, as compared to that expected for their age (manual dexterity: 49%; balance: 35%; throwing/catching a ball: 26%). Multivariate analysis indicated that the lower the birth weight, the maternal age at childbirth, and the RAF score, the greater was the chance of impairment on the MABC-2 scores. The probability of having an impairment MABC-2 scores was four times higher when the mother was not employed. We also found associations between MABC-2 scores and the tasks of tying shoes and opening/closing zippers and buttons. Factors related to children's home environments and birth weight are associated with deficient motor performance in prematurely born Brazilian school-aged children. Deficient motor skills were also associated with difficulty in performing functional tasks requiring greater manual dexterity. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. [Evaluation of coordination and balance in preterm children].

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    Rodríguez Fernández, Cristina; Mata Zubillaga, Daniel; Rodríguez Fernández, Luis Miguel; Regueras Santos, Laura; Reguera García, Maria Mercedes; de Paz Fernández, José Antonio; Lapeña López de Armentia, Santiago

    2016-08-01

    Recent studies show that many preterm children without apparent neurological sequelae present some difficulties in different areas, such as coordination or balance during their school years. The Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 (MABC-2) has demonstrated to be a useful tool to validate the coordination, while the stabilometric platform was the reference standard test for validating the balance. Case-control study carried out on preterm children from 7 to 10 years old and healthy term infant controls of the same ages. The same age band of MABC-2 was applied and the static balance by the stabilometric platform was analysed. A total of 89 subjects were included, 30 preterm children≤1,500g birthweight, 29 preterm children>1,500g birthweight, and 30 controls. Preterm children obtained the lowest scores on an overall basis in hand dexterity and balance tests in MABC-2, regardless of their birthweight. Lower gestational age was associated with poorer outcomes in hand dexterity and total scores in MABC-2. Balance results were similar using the stabilometric platform, regardless of prematurity. A little more than 10% preterm and term children could have coordination disorders or be at risk of developing them using the MABC-2. Despite the visual-motor coordination being similar, preterm children could face greater difficulties in hand dexterity while, in the absence of neurological comorbidity, preterm and term children balance could be comparable. Copyright © 2015 Asociación Española de Pediatría. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  19. Heart failure - tests

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    CHF - tests; Congestive heart failure - tests; Cardiomyopathy - tests; HF - tests ... the best test to: Identify which type of heart failure (systolic, diastolic, valvular) Monitor your heart failure and ...

  20. Cholesterol testing and results

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    Cholesterol test results; LDL test results; VLDL test results; HDL test results; Coronary risk profile results; Hyperlipidemia-results; Lipid disorder test results; Heart disease - cholesterol results

  1. Nuclear stress test

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    ... Persantine stress test; Thallium stress test; Stress test - nuclear; Adenosine stress test; Regadenoson stress test; CAD - nuclear stress; Coronary artery disease - nuclear stress; Angina - nuclear ...

  2. Heliostat tested

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    1984-12-01

    An enormous glint of sunlight darted over gently sloping summits and the hairpin curves of the mountain road. Mirrors concentrated this glint into a single beam, which then shot through a thick sheet of aluminum. Such was the result of the first test run on heliostats of the unique Solntse scientific-production complex being erected in Tashkent Oblast. There will be 62 such heliostats, each with an area of 50 square meters. Hot beams will be transmitted to the concave mirror of a concentrator (2,000 square meters). And the glint that shoots from it effortlessly melts not only aluminum but also almost all known materials. A special melting furnace toward which the concentractor directs hundreds of kilowatts of energy, burns brighter than a thousand suns. The complex presently under construction is intended for acquisition of ultrahigh-heat and concurrently ultrapure materials needed by many industrial sectors. This is extremely difficult to do by traditional chemical methods and even by the most modern methods--ultrahigh frequency and cathode ray methods.

  3. Clinical applicability of natural product(s-containing mouthwashes as adjunctive treatment of biofilm-induced gingivitis: a systematic review Aplicabilidade clínica de colutórios à base de produtos naturais como tratamento adjuvante da gengivite induzida por biofilme: uma revisão sistemática

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    I.A. Freires

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Natural products have emerged as an effective and low-cost alternative for treating various diseases of the oral cavity. This study aimed to evaluate, through a systematic literature review, if there is scientific evidence ensuring the safe and effective use of natural product(s-containing mouthwashes as adjunctive treatment of biofilm-induced gingivitis. Searches were conducted in the databases Medline, SciELO, LILACS and Cochrane Library, by using combinations of the key words gingivitis/natural products/phytotherapy/mouthwash, in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Studies published until September 2010 were considered. Four examiners analyzed independently: study design and phase, methodological quality (Jadad scale - JE, experimental product and its concentration, dosing interval and time of usage, as well as employed statistical analysis and clinical outcome of interest. From the 503 articles found, 08 were included in the final review as phase II, controlled, randomized and blind clinical trials, scoring 4 (25% and 5 (75% in JE. The main natural products assessed were: Azadirachta indica, Garcinia mangostana, Lippia sidoides, Salvadora persica and Sesamum indicum whose concentration, dosing interval, time of usage and adverse effects varied according to each study. The Plaque and Gingival Index were most employed, as well as α = 5% and paired t, Student's t, Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney tests. A total of 62.5% and 50% of the products significantly reduced supragingival biofilm and gingivitis, respectively. Mouthwashes containing the essential oil from the leaves of L. sidoides (1% and the extract from the leaves of A. indica (25% can be indicated as adjunctive treatment of biofilm-induced gingivitis.Os produtos naturais têm surgido como alternativa eficaz e de baixo custo para o tratamento de várias doenças da cavidade oral. Objetivou-se avaliar, a partir de revisão sistemática da literatura, se há evidências científicas garantindo a

  4. Cambios en la composición bioquímica y su aplicabilidad en el uso de follajes verdes como fuente de materia orgánica y nutrimentos en sistemas agroforestales Biochemical Changes and their Application for Green Manure use, as Organic Matter and Nutrient Source, in Agroforestry Systems

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    Argüello Arias Heliodoro

    1995-12-01

    humidity and soil microorganisms; as well as direct benelits like organic matter and nutrients. However, some farmers do not adopt this technology due the apparent scarcity of the green
    manure sources in their farms, ignoring the fact that some species, present in their farms or close to them, can fill their requirements. In other situation, when the farmer already is using green manure, in most cases, he ignores if the used material is able to release the organic matter and nutrients, matching the crop requirements, during the season growth. In this way, the goal could be that the farmer be able to apply both, the curve of the crop nutrient requirements, and the curve of the green manure nutrient release, to achieve the best crop performance. In both of the described situations it
    is important to have an indicator to choose a green manure source. Today it is possible to know the decomposition and mineralization rates and dynamies, through expensive, in time and money, besides of very complex experiments. In consecuence practicaliy no farmers are interested in doing them. This research tested the most important decomposition
    indicators, reported by the literature, through the decomposition and nutrient release process observed in the foliage of eight common species from the Colombian Midlands. The foundings of this research suggest that for the tested species the lignine/nitrogen ratio is the most robust indicator predicting the decomposition rate.

  5. Mononucleosis spot test

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    Monospot test; Heterophile antibody test; Heterophile agglutination test; Paul-Bunnell test; Forssman antibody test ... The mononucleosis spot test is done when symptoms of mononucleosis are ... Fatigue Fever Large spleen (possibly) Sore throat Tender ...

  6. Coccidioides precipitin test

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    Coccidioidomycosis antibody test; Coccidioides blood test; Valley fever blood test ... There is no special preparation for the test. ... The precipitin test is one of several tests that can be done to determine if you are infected with coccidioides, which ...

  7. Myoglobin urine test

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    Urine myoglobin; Heart attack - myoglobin urine test; Myositis - myoglobin urine test; Rhabdomyolysis - myoglobin urine test ... The test involves only normal urination, which should cause no discomfort.

  8. EVALUASI UJI IRITASI DAN UJI SIFAT FISIK SEDIAAN EMULGEL MINYAK ATSIRI BUNGA CENGKEH (Syzigium aromaticum

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    Delia Komala Sari

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Inflammation is the human body's response to a tissue damage as indicated by an increase of vascular permeability. One of the natural substances that can be used to treat inflammation is clove oil (MABC. This study aimed to evaluate the physical properties and MABC emulgel irritation test (Syzygium aromaticum. This experimental study was initiated by the emulgel formulation with three kinds of formula, with each formula contains MABC levels of 10% (F1, 12.5% (F2, and 15% (F3. The physical tests for emulgel was done including pH, spreading test and adhesive test and irritation test in guinea pigs using Draize test method. Statistical analysis by t test with a level of confidence 95% was conducted to detect a significant differences between the treatment groups. The emulgel formula with a concentration of 10%, 12.5% and 15% were physically stable, moreover the dispersive power test for each formula showed normal distribution data (p>0.05 and homogeneous (p>0.05, ANOVA test results obtained significantly different results in each formula (p<0.05, whereas the stickiness test results for each formula more than 30 minutes with pH 6. The results of irritation test by using Draize test method, indicated that each formula did not show any irritant effect.

  9. Test Review: TestDaF

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    Norris, John; Drackert, Anastasia

    2018-01-01

    The Test of German as a Foreign Language (TestDaF) plays a critical role as a standardized test of German language proficiency. Developed and administered by the Society for Academic Study Preparation and Test Development (g.a.s.t.), TestDaF was launched in 2001 and has experienced persistent annual growth, with more than 44,000 test takers in…

  10. Helicobacter pylori Test

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    ... Content Related Images View Sources Also Known As H. pylori antibody test, stool antigen, breath tests Urea breath test CLO test Rapid urease test (RUT) for H. pylori Formal Name Helicobacter pylori This article was last ...

  11. What Is Diagnostic Testing?

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    ... you want to learn. Search form Search Diagnostic testing You are here Home Testing & Services Testing for ... help you make the decision. What Is Diagnostic Testing? Diagnostic genetic testing can usually work out if ...

  12. Tests Related to Pregnancy

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    ... what you want to learn. Search form Search Tests related to pregnancy You are here Home Testing & Services Testing for ... Genes: A Guide to Genetic Counseling . What Are Tests Related to Pregnancy? Pregnancy related testing is done before or during ...

  13. HCG blood test - quantitative

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    ... blood test - quantitative; Beta-HCG blood test - quantitative; Pregnancy test - blood - quantitative ... of a screening test for Down syndrome. This test is also done to diagnose abnormal conditions not related to pregnancy that can raise HCG level.

  14. La investigación de la gobernanza en México y su aplicabilidad ambiental

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    Nain Martínez; Ileana Espejel

    2015-01-01

    La discusión sobre la gobernanza es cada vez más frecuente dentro de las ciencias ambientales debido a una mayor participación de los actores sociales en la gestión ambiental. No obstante, las definiciones que rodean el debate a menudo son poco claras. El presente estudio pretende contribuir a la cohesión del debate al contextualizar y clarificar los términos y definiciones pertinentes. Se presenta una revisión de la investigación sobre la gobernanza en publicaciones mexicanas (1995-2012), de...

  15. Blockchain y su aplicabilidad a una industria bajo regulación

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    Isasa Cuartero, Agustín

    2017-01-01

    Blockchain es la tecnología soporte de Bitcoin, criptomoneda virtual creada en 2008. Bitcoin es un ente inmaterial cuyo valor se establece por su aceptación como medio de pago y depósito de valor entre una multitud creciente de usuarios. Blockchain es novedoso en su tratamiento de la transmisión de valor: rápido, sin intermediarios, descentralizado, criptográficamente seguro, y cuyo estado final es compartido en una única cadena de bloques común, más barata que los actuales esquemas de concil...

  16. A teoria de Posner e sua aplicabilidade a ordem constitucional economica brasileira de 1988

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    Gonçalves, Everton das Neves

    1997-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciencias Juridicas A obra intenta incursão na temática da Teoria Econômica identificando seus principais institutos determinantes das Leis de demanda, de oferta e de eficiência econônomica como instrumental teórico-analítico para o Direito. Assim, se descortinam os diversos enfoques dados ao Direito pelo Econômico bem como as raízes economicistas da nova teoria, seus precursores teóricos, abordando-se, ainda, com es...

  17. A aplicabilidade das normas dos direitos humanos vigentes, para uma sociedade mais sustentável

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    Cleiton Lixieski Sell

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho é tratar sobre a questão da universalização dos direitos humanos fundamentais permeados pela relevância e sua efetivação. Para tal, foram abordadas questões no tocante a normatização, a corrente jus naturalista, bem como com a questão da sustentabilidade propriamente dita. EM um contexto histórico, onde a origem histórica mundial dos direitos humanos foi estabelecida com o advento da Declaração dos Direitos Humanos em 1948. Buscou-se também, questionar a questão de um mínimo ético sustentável, uma vez que, discute-se no âmbito dos direitos humanos e em esfera mundial, que através da Carta Política de 1988, foram resgatados ainda com mais intensidade esses direitos, uma vez que, carregam a ideia de proteção e a garantia da dignidade que lhe foi conferia em texto constitucional. Contudo, começaram a surgir novos paradigmas para atender as necessidades do planeta terra, pois, devido a ação antrópica descontrolada, já não se tem mais o cálculo do grau de gravidade que se encontra o planeta.

  18. RESÍDUO DE GOIABA: METABOLISMO EM RATOS E APLICABILIDADE EM BARRAS DE CEREAIS

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    Bruna Sampaio Roberto

    2012-01-01

    Durante as etapas de processamento da goiaba nas agroindústrias, são desperdiçados materiais como a casca e a semente, os chamados resíduos. No entanto, eles possuem volumes consideráveis de fontes alternativas de nutrientes para a nutrição humana e são descartados. Nesse contexto, o presente trabalho teve como objetivo não só determinar a composição e as propriedades físico-químicas e tecnológicas do resíduo de goiaba, casca e semente, como também avaliar o efeito de dietas elaboradas com es...

  19. O PROBLEMA DA DIETA E A APLICABILIDADE DA PESQUISA OPERACIONAL: RESULTADOS PRELIMINARES

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    Edilaine Barbosa do Amaral

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    Full Text Available A Pesquisa Operacional (PO pode ser utilizada para resolver problemas como, por exemplo: alocação de serviços ou recursos, maximização de lucros, minimização de gastos, os quais são problemas encontrados no cotidiano. Para resolver este tipo de problema podem-se usar técnicas de Programação Linear (PL, sendo que a solução de um Problema de Programação Linear (PPL pode ser obtida utilizando o método simplex. Neste trabalho apresenta-se um estudo de minimização de custos em que uma dieta deve ser realizada segundo informações de um nutricionista, sendo que o paciente tem como objetivo obter uma dieta saudável e que esteja dentro de seu orçamento financeiro.

  20. La investigación de la gobernanza en México y su aplicabilidad ambiental

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    Nain Martínez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La discusión sobre la gobernanza es cada vez más frecuente dentro de las ciencias ambientales debido a una mayor participación de los actores sociales en la gestión ambiental. No obstante, las definiciones que rodean el debate a menudo son poco claras. El presente estudio pretende contribuir a la cohesión del debate al contextualizar y clarificar los términos y definiciones pertinentes. Se presenta una revisión de la investigación sobre la gobernanza en publicaciones mexicanas (1995-2012, de este modo, se propone una nueva definición de trabajo de gobernanza ambiental, al distinguir este concepto del de gobernabilidad y gobierno.

  1. Epigenética, Cuidados Maternais e Vulnerabilidade ao Estresse: Conceitos Básicos e Aplicabilidade

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    Grazielle Noro

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumoCuidados maternais são experiências do início da vida que têm sido consistentemente relacionados com alterações na expressão gênica por meio de mecanismos epigenéticos como a metilação do DNA ou a modificação de suas histonas. O objetivo deste trabalho é apresentar uma investigação teórica sobre cuidados maternais enquanto evento ambiental que pode produzir alterações epigenéticas atuantes na composição da vulnerabilidade ao estresse. A investigação teve por base estudos empíricos e de revisão de literatura com animais não humanos sobre Epigenética, estresse e cuidados maternais. Apresenta também alguns estudos com humanos que mostram tais efeitos, destacando-se aqueles que influenciam ou são influenciados pelo comportamento operante. A partir da investigação realizada encontrou-se que cuidados maternais pós-parto são uma condição ambiental que produz efeitos no eixo hipotálamo-pituitária-adrenal (HPA, participando da composição da vulnerabilidade ao estresse. Seus possíveis efeitos fisiológicos no condicionamento operante sinalizam alternativas para intervenções baseadas na plasticidade da formação do epigenoma. Este conhecimento, além de promover a aproximação entre a Epigenética e a Análise do Comportamento em nível básico por meio de estudos com animais não humanos, poderá contribuir em nível aplicado para um melhor entendimento do neurodesenvolvimento infantil e adequado planejamento de intervenções efetivas com mães e filhos.

  2. Aplicabilidade da CIPE® fundamentada na teoria da modelagem e modelagem de papel

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    Manuela de Mendonça Figueirêdo Coelho

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se analisar a proposta de plano educativo organizado por meio do processo de enfermagem, utilizando a Classificação Internacional para a Prática de Enfermagem (CIPE®, fundamentada pela Teoria da Modelagem e Modelagem de Papel, a um grupo de mulheres em Maracanaú-CE, Brasil. Trata-se de um estudo de caso realizado em grupo educativo de mulheres. A abordagem qualitativa conduziu a produção dos dados guiados pelo Método Criativo e Sensível. Dois diagnósticos centrais emergiram das necessidades apresentadas pelo grupo: saúde comprometida e conhecimento adequado, assim como formulação de resultados e intervenções de enfermagem. O estudo aponta a possibilidade de aplicação do processo de enfermagem apoiado pela CIPE® e ações educativas baseadas na Teoria da Modelagem e Modelagem de Papel.

  3. Aplicabilidad del Control Interno en el ejercicio de la Enfermería.

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    Ernestina Aguirre Vidaurre

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to present the results of a study entitled Analysis of the Risk Management Internal Control through Nursing. The participant population corresponded to 9 Professional Nursing, 23 nursing assistants, 11 technical assistants Primary Care (ATAPS and 3 Auxiliary Nursing. This was approved by the School of Nursing at the University of Costa Rica in 2006 as a final work for graduation. We developed a qualitative methodology, using the technique of observation for the development of internal monitoring tools to collect data. Through the creation and implementation of two tools for troubleshooting could assess the risk in the nursing and personal impact on the services provided. We conclude that the lack of nursing staff, infrastructure, environment and inadequate work environment affect the provision of health services as well as recipients.

  4. Viver com dislexia: Estudo de um modelo empírico e da sua aplicabilidade

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    Pinto, Mónica Grasiela da Silva

    2013-01-01

    O presente trabalho incide na problemática da Dislexia, uma das Dificuldades de Aprendizagem Específicas e a mais prevalente no meio escolar. Tem com objeto de estudo um indivíduo adulto, escolarizado, cujo diagnóstico de Dislexia lhe foi conferido apenas em idade adulta, não tendo beneficiado de quaisquer adequações avaliativas ou estratégias diferenciadas de acordo com a sua problemática ao longo do seu percurso escolar. O propósito deste estudo é, pois, analisar a sua per...

  5. FORMAÇÃO CONTINUADA DE PROFESSORES: APLICABILIDADE DE UM PROGRAMA

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    Josete Guariento Carvelli

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The present investigation was intended to verify the teachers' conceptions as for the continuous formation on service during the applicability of the Medium Teaching Program in Net, instituted by the State Office of Education of the State of São Paulo. This Program that was implanted in the year of 2004 and has extended to the year of 2006, aimed at to qualify the teachers that act in the medium teaching through network, propitiating a reflection on the educative practice, stimulating the reading and the production of texts in order to leverage the public teaching, that in the last years is demonstrating a knowledge deficit. For this purpose it was opted for the use of descriptive qualitative interpretative approach of the subject-collaborators' perception, through interview semi-structured that you/they interrogated on the development of the program while continuous formation in service. The description and analysis, they made possible starting from the teachers' speech - collaborators, to consider the teachers' conception in relationship á applicability of the Program, while specific formation inside of the modality, concluding that the continuous formation motivates the teachers and it proposes a dialogue between the theory and educational action.

  6. APLICABILIDADE DE PRINCÍPIOS CONSTITUCIONAIS DO PROCESSO NO RECURSO DE AGRAVO NO DIREITO PROCESSUAL CIVIL

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    Freitas, Sérgio Henriques Zandona

    2008-01-01

    O objetivo com esta pesquisa é analisar o recurso de agravo no Direito Processual Civil diante de princípios constitucionais do processo (contraditório, ampla defesa, isonomia e devido processo constitucional), ressaltando um dos problemas encontrados no seu processamento, qual seja, a necessidade ou não de intimação do Agravado para contraminuta (resposta) quando ainda não citado em primeiro grau.

  7. A teoria do auto-cuidado e sua aplicabilidade no sistema de alojamento conjunto

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    Adriana Remor

    1986-09-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho se refere à aplicação da teoria do OREM no sistema de alojamento conjunto, visando determinar as deficiências das capacidades dos indivíduos para execução de medidas de auto-cuidado.

  8. Conservação e teste de tetrazólio em sementes de jabuticabeira Conservation and tetrazolium test in jabuticaba seeds

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    Cristiano Hössel

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar embalagem a vácuo e biofilme sobre a viabilidade de sementes de jabuticabeira [Plinia trunciflora (O. Berg Kausel], bem como verificar a aplicabilidade do teste de tetrazólio em sementes dessa espécie. O experimento foi realizado no Laboratório de Fisiologia Vegetal e na Unidade de Ensino e Pesquisa Viveiro de Produção de Mudas Hortícolas, da Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná - Câmpus Dois Vizinhos. O experimento foi em blocos ao acaso, em fatorial 2 (utilização de vácuo x 3 (tipo de revestimento x 5 (tempo de armazenamento, com quatro repetições de 50 sementes por unidade experimental. As sementes, após extraídas, foram separadas em dois lotes, sendo um para uso de embalagem a vácuo e outro não. A partir de cada lote, houve a divisão em três sublotes de acordo com o tipo de revestimento, quais sejam: fécula de mandioca (3% m v-1, quitosana (3% m v-1 e sem biofilme. Posteriormente, as sementes foram armazenadas em câmara fria, utilizando temperatura de 5± 1°C, por 7; 14;21; 28 e 35 dias. Foram analisadas as porcentagens de emergência, de viabilidade das sementes pelo teste de tetrazólio e o índice de velocidade de emergência. Recomenda-se armazenar as sementes de jabuticabeira em embalagem a vácuo. Na impossibilidade de utilizar embalagem a vácuo, as sementes desta fruteira devem ser revestidas com biofilme à base de quitosana ou fécula de mandioca. O teste de tetrazólio demonstrou-se viável e mais rápido para avaliar a viabilidade das sementes de jabuticabeira.The aim of this study was to evaluate the vacuum packing and biofilms in the viability seeds of jabuticaba tree [Plinia trunciflora (O. Berg Kausel], as well as, verify if the tetrazolium "test" can be applied in these seeds. The experiment was carried out at the Plant Physiology Laboratory and in the Nursery at the Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná - Câmpus Dois Vizinhos, State of Paran

  9. Design Driven Testing Test Smarter, Not Harder

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    The groundbreaking book Design Driven Testing brings sanity back to the software development process by flipping around the concept of Test Driven Development (TDD) - restoring the concept of using testing to verify a design instead of pretending that unit tests are a replacement for design. Anyone who feels that TDD is "Too Damn Difficult" will appreciate this book. Design Driven Testing shows that, by combining a forward-thinking development process with cutting-edge automation, testing can be a finely targeted, business-driven, rewarding effort. In other words, you'll learn how to test

  10. Learning software testing with Test Studio

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    Learning Software Testing with Test Studio is a practical, hands-on guide that will help you get started with Test Studio to design your automated solution and tests. All through the book, there are best practices and tips and tricks inside Test Studio which can be employed to improve your solution just like an experienced QA.If you are a beginner or a professional QA who is seeking a fast, clear, and direct to the point start in automated software testing inside Test Studio, this book is for you. You should be familiar with the .NET framework, mainly Visual Studio, C#, and SQL, as the book's

  11. Compositional Testing with ioco

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    Petrenko, A.; van der Bijl, H.M.; Rensink, Arend; Ulrich, A.; Tretmans, G.J.

    2004-01-01

    Abstract. Compositional testing concerns the testing of systems that consist of communicating components which can also be tested in isolation. Examples are component based testing and interoperability testing. We show that, with certain restrictions, the ioco-test theory for conformance testing is

  12. Engine Test Facility (ETF)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center's Engine Test Facility (ETF) test cells are used for development and evaluation testing of propulsion systems for...

  13. UTILIZAÇÃO DO TESTE DE CONDUTIVIDADE ELÉTRICA PARA PREVISÃO DO POTENCIAL GERMINATIVO DE SEMENTES DE INGÁ

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    C.J. BARBEDO

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available Sementes de espécies do gênero Inga apresentam curta longevidade em condições naturais, freqüentemente inferiores a 15 dias. O teste de germinação para estas sementes tem duração de 7 a 15 dias, tornando-o de difícil aplicabilidade na separação de lotes de sementes a serem beneficiados e armazenados. Assim, esta pesquisa visou verificar a eficiência da utilização do teste de condutividade elétrica na separação, quanto à qualidade fisiológica, de lotes de sementes de ingá (Inga uruguensis Hook. & Arn.. Foram utilizados três lotes de sementes distintos quanto à sua época de coleta, cada qual com dois sublotes em função da forma de obtenção (colheita diretamente nas árvores e coleta sobre o solo. Todos foram armazenados por período de 80 dias, em vermiculita úmida dentro de câmara fria, com análises a cada 20 dias. Os resultados comprovaram a eficiência do teste na separação de lotes de alta (germinação superior a 50%, média (germinação entre 10 e 40% ou baixa (germinação inferior a 10% qualidade fisiológica que corresponderam a valores de condutividade elétrica de, respectivamente, 0-25, 25-60 e acima de 60 mS.g de peso de matéria seca-1.cm-1.Inga seeds have short life under natural conditions, often lower than 15 days. Since, the germination tests for these seeds last 7-15 days, they are inefficient to separate seed lots for processing and storage. This research was carried out to verify the efficacy of the electrical conductivity test to determine the physiological seed quality of I. uruguensis. Fruits were collected at three dates, directly from the trees or from the ground, forming six sublots of different quality. All of them were stored for 80 days in wet vermiculite and in a cold chamber. Seed quality was evaluated every 20 days. The results confirmed the test efficacy to separate of seed lots in three categories: high (more than 50% germination, intermediate (germination between 10 and 40% and

  14. Myoglobin blood test

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    Serum myoglobin; Heart attack - myoglobin blood test; Myositis - myoglobin blood test; Rhabdomyolysis - myoglobin blood test ... too high, it can damage the kidneys. This test is ordered when your health care provider suspects ...

  15. Ketones urine test

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    Ketone bodies - urine; Urine ketones; Ketoacidosis - urine ketones test; Diabetic ketoacidosis - urine ketones test ... Urine ketones are usually measured as a "spot test." This is available in a test kit that ...

  16. Blood Test: Glucose

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    ... Videos for Educators Search English Español Blood Test: Glucose KidsHealth / For Parents / Blood Test: Glucose What's in ... liver or kidneys) is working. What Is a Glucose Test? A glucose test measures how much glucose ...

  17. PT and INR Test

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    ... Normalized Ratio Related tests: Activated Clotting Time ; Partial Thromboplastin Time ; Prothrombin Consumption Time; Fibrinogen ; Coagulation Factors ; Platelet Count ; Platelet Function Tests ; Thrombin Time ; Warfarin Sensitivity Testing All content on Lab Tests Online has ...

  18. Heart Health Tests

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    ... is easier to treat. Blood tests and heart health tests can help find heart diseases or identify ... diseases. There are several different types of heart health tests. Your doctor will decide which test or ...

  19. Genetic Testing (For Parents)

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    ... Staying Safe Videos for Educators Search English Español Genetic Testing KidsHealth / For Parents / Genetic Testing What's in ... blood, skin, bone, or other tissue is needed. Genetic Testing During Pregnancy For genetic testing before birth, ...

  20. Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests

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    ... Education & Events Advocacy For Patients About ACOG Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests Home For Patients Search FAQs Prenatal ... Screening Tests FAQ165, July 2017 PDF Format Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests Pregnancy What is prenatal genetic testing? ...

  1. To test or not to test

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    Rochon, Justine; Gondan, Matthias; Kieser, Meinhard

    2012-01-01

    Background: Student's two-sample t test is generally used for comparing the means of two independent samples, for example, two treatment arms. Under the null hypothesis, the t test assumes that the two samples arise from the same normally distributed population with unknown variance. Adequate...... control of the Type I error requires that the normality assumption holds, which is often examined by means of a preliminary Shapiro-Wilk test. The following two-stage procedure is widely accepted: If the preliminary test for normality is not significant, the t test is used; if the preliminary test rejects...... the null hypothesis of normality, a nonparametric test is applied in the main analysis. Methods: Equally sized samples were drawn from exponential, uniform, and normal distributions. The two-sample t test was conducted if either both samples (Strategy I) or the collapsed set of residuals from both samples...

  2. Survey of Testing Practices.

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    Malarkey, Cynthia J.; Aiken, Lewis R.

    The Survey of Testing Practices was administered to 470 undergraduate students at Pepperdine University and the Univesity of California Los Angeles. The items concerned testing practices in three or four classes taken the previous term: type of test, test administration, class size, procedures for returning tests, test difficulty, and observed…

  3. Boilerplate Test Article (BTA) Modal Test Correlation

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    Vassilakos, Gregory J.; Corliss, James M.; Mark, Stephen D.

    2017-01-01

    Modal testing of the Boilerplate Test Article (BTA) was performed to obtain data to determine the accuracy of the BTA LS- DYNA model in determining the structural response. The BTA is a full-scale steel and aluminum test article that is representative of the Orion Crew Module (CM), with similar outer-mold-line geometry, mass properties, and some similar structural features, including an internal pressure vessel connected to a backshell and heatshield via longerons, Retention and Release (R&R) brackets, and an aft ring. The structural design of the Orion CM is being developed based on LS-DYNA water landing simulations. To obtain data to evaluate the accuracy of LS-DYNA water impact landing simulations, a series of BTA water impacts was conducted at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). Discrepancies between test and simulation data are attributed to three causes:(1) Test data variability and uncertainty, (2) LS-DYNA water model and fluid-structure coupling approximations; and (3) LS-DYNA structural modeling approximations. Two activities have been undertaken to assess the accuracy of the BTA LS-DYNA structural model separately from the fluid-structure coupling portion of the water landing simulations: 1) modal testing, and 2) static load testing. The results from the static load tests are documented in a separate report. For the modal test series, the following tests were performed: (1) BTA Fully-Assembled Model Test, (2) BTA Backshell Removed Modal Test, (3) Standalone Heatshield Modal Test, (4) Standalone Windward Backshell Panel Modal Test; and (5) Standalone Leeward Backshell Panel Modal Test. This report documents findings from correlation of modal test data with LS-DYNA modal analysis results. The following figures illustrate the correlation of the modal frequencies. Where multiple closely spaced modes have been identified, the points representing the upper and lower frequencies are shown connected by a dotted line.

  4. From Test Takers to Test Makers

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    Smith, Kari

    2009-01-01

    As a classroom teacher, Kari Smith realized that traditional objective tests don't always assess what students actually know. But tests are so deeply embedded in the education system that it would be difficult to do away with them entirely. Smith decided to make tests into learning tools. In this article, Smith describes three strategies for…

  5. Test Bias and Ability Level Testing.

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    Silverman, Bernard

    1979-01-01

    The average grade equivalent reading comprehension scores of students in Black schools are compared to those of students in White schools under two forms of test administration. Concludes that use of grade level testing with the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills is biased in favor of low scoring subgroups. (Author)

  6. Testing and Tests: Pedagogical Versus Public Uses.

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    Anderson, Scarvia B.; Dobbin, John E.

    Public uses of tests and testing include all those materials and practices in observation of human behavior that are intended to help administrators, school boards, legislatures, taxpayers, and others to evaluate their educational systems. Pedagogical uses of tests, on the other hand, cover all those materials and practices in observation of human…

  7. AUTOMATED API TESTING APPROACH

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    SUNIL L. BANGARE; SEEMA BORSE; PALLAVI S. BANGARE; SHITAL NANDEDKAR

    2012-01-01

    Software testing is an investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the product or service under test. With the help of software testing we can verify or validate the software product. Normally testing will be done after development of software but we can perform the software testing at the time of development process also. This paper will give you a brief introduction about Automated API Testing Tool. This tool of testing will reduce lots of headache ...

  8. Web Security Testing Cookbook

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    Hope, Paco

    2008-01-01

    Among the tests you perform on web applications, security testing is perhaps the most important, yet it's often the most neglected. The recipes in the Web Security Testing Cookbook demonstrate how developers and testers can check for the most common web security issues, while conducting unit tests, regression tests, or exploratory tests. Unlike ad hoc security assessments, these recipes are repeatable, concise, and systematic-perfect for integrating into your regular test suite.

  9. Parental questionnaire as a screening instrument for motor function at age five

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    Nordbye-Nielsen, Kirsten; Kesmodel, Ulrik Schiøler

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: No standardised method is used to determine motor function in children in general practice in Denmark. Our aim was to evaluate the correlation between a parental questionnaire assessing motor function at the age of five years and the clinical test Movement Assessment Battery...... for Children (M-ABC), and to assess whether one or more questions could be used to screen for motor problems at the age of five years. Methods: This study was based on a parental questionnaire containing ten questions. The M-ABC was used as the gold standard. n = 755 children. The Mann-Whitney rank sum test...... expressed concern about the child’s motor development had a sensitivity of 17.0% and a specificity of 93.9%. 
 Conclusion: A parental questionnaire used as a screening instrument to identify children with motor problems has a reasonable specificity, but a low sensitivity. The six questions can be used...

  10. Growth hormone stimulation test

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    Arginine test; Arginine-GHRH test ... of re-inserting the needle each time. The test takes between 2 to 5 hours. The procedure ... eat for 10 to 12 hours before the test. Eating food can change the test results. Some ...

  11. Blood Test: Lipid Panel

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    ... Advertisement Featured ContentPap Smear (Pap Test)Read Article >>Pap Smear (Pap Test)Preconception Carrier ScreeningsRead Article >>Preconception Carrier ... Article >>Tests and ProceduresPap Smear (Pap Test)A Pap smear (Pap test) is a medical exam used to ...

  12. Vendor System Vulnerability Testing Test Plan

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    James R. Davidson

    2005-01-01

    The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) prepared this generic test plan to provide clients (vendors, end users, program sponsors, etc.) with a sense of the scope and depth of vulnerability testing performed at the INL’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Test Bed and to serve as an example of such a plan. Although this test plan specifically addresses vulnerability testing of systems applied to the energy sector (electric/power transmission and distribution and oil and gas systems), it is generic enough to be applied to control systems used in other critical infrastructures such as the transportation sector, water/waste water sector, or hazardous chemical production facilities. The SCADA Test Bed is established at the INL as a testing environment to evaluate the security vulnerabilities of SCADA systems, energy management systems (EMS), and distributed control systems. It now supports multiple programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies, and private sector clients. This particular test plan applies to testing conducted on a SCADA/EMS provided by a vendor. Before performing detailed vulnerability testing of a SCADA/EMS, an as delivered baseline examination of the system is conducted, to establish a starting point for all-subsequent testing. The series of baseline tests document factory delivered defaults, system configuration, and potential configuration changes to aid in the development of a security plan for in depth vulnerability testing. The baseline test document is provided to the System Provider,a who evaluates the baseline report and provides recommendations to the system configuration to enhance the security profile of the baseline system. Vulnerability testing is then conducted at the SCADA Test Bed, which provides an in-depth security analysis of the Vendor’s system.b a. The term System Provider replaces the name of the company/organization providing the system

  13. Tractor accelerated test on test rig

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    M. Mattetti

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The experimental tests performed to validate a tractor prototype before its production, need a substantial financial and time commitment. The tests could be reduced using accelerated tests able to reproduce on the structural part of the tractor, the same damage produced on the tractor during real life in a reduced time. These tests were usually performed reproducing a particular harsh condition a defined number of times, as for example using a bumpy road on track to carry out the test in any weather condition. Using these procedures the loads applied on the tractor structure are different with respect to those obtained during the real use, with the risk to apply loads hard to find in reality. Recently it has been demonstrated how, using the methodologies designed for cars, it is possible to also expedite the structural tests for tractors. In particular, automotive proving grounds were recently successfully used with tractors to perform accelerated structural tests able to reproduce the real use of the machine with an acceleration factor higher than that obtained with the traditional methods. However, the acceleration factor obtained with a tractor on proving grounds is in any case reduced due to the reduced speed of the tractors with respect to cars. In this context, the goal of the paper is to show the development of a methodology to perform an accelerated structural test on a medium power tractor using a 4 post test rig. In particular, several proving ground testing conditions have been performed to measure the loads on the tractor. The loads obtained were then edited to remove the not damaging portion of signals, and finally the loads obtained were reproduced in a 4 post test rig. The methodology proposed could be a valid alternative to the use of a proving ground to reproduce accelerated structural tests on tractors.

  14. Dexamethasone suppression test

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    DST; ACTH suppression test; Cortisol suppression test ... During this test, you will receive dexamethasone. This is a strong man-made (synthetic) glucocorticoid medicine. Afterward, your blood is drawn ...

  15. Bone mineral density test

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    BMD test; Bone density test; Bone densitometry; DEXA scan; DXA; Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry; p-DEXA; Osteoporosis - BMD ... need to undress. This scan is the best test to predict your risk of fractures, especially of ...

  16. Ketones blood test

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    Acetone bodies; Ketones - serum; Nitroprusside test; Ketone bodies - serum; Ketones - blood; Ketoacidosis - ketones blood test ... fat cells break down in the blood. This test is used to diagnose ketoacidosis . This is a ...

  17. Campylobacter serology test

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003530.htm Campylobacter serology test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Campylobacter serology test is a blood test to look ...

  18. Mark 1 Test Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Mark I Test Facility is a state-of-the-art space environment simulation test chamber for full-scale space systems testing. A $1.5M dollar upgrade in fiscal year...

  19. Testing for normality

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    Thode, Henry C

    2002-01-01

    Describes the selection, design, theory, and application of tests for normality. Covers robust estimation, test power, and univariate and multivariate normality. Contains tests ofr multivariate normality and coordinate-dependent and invariant approaches.

  20. Large Rotor Test Apparatus

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — This test apparatus, when combined with the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex, produces a thorough, full-scale test capability. The Large Rotor Test Apparatus...

  1. Brain natriutetic peptide test

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007509.htm Brain natriuretic peptide test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) test is a blood test that measures ...

  2. Kidney function tests

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    Kidney function tests are common lab tests used to evaluate how well the kidneys are working. Such tests include: ... Oh MS, Briefel G. Evaluation of renal function, water, electrolytes ... and Management by Laboratory Methods . 23rd ed. Philadelphia, ...

  3. ALP isoenzyme test

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    Alkaline phosphatase isoenzyme test ... anything for 10 to 12 hours before the test, unless your health care provider tells you to do so. Many medicines can interfere with blood test results. Your health care provider will tell you ...

  4. Methylene blue test

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    Methemoglobinemia - methylene blue test ... No special preparation is required for this test. ... which are genetic (problem with your genes). This test is used to tell the difference between methemoglobinemia ...

  5. Blood Test: Estradiol

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    ... levels of estradiol, which are produced by the testes and adrenal glands. In young girls, estradiol levels ... to check for damage or disease of the testes, ovaries, or adrenal glands. Testing estradiol levels also ...

  6. Aviation Flight Test

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Redstone Test Center provides an expert workforce and technologically advanced test equipment to conduct the rigorous testing necessary for U.S. Army acquisition and...

  7. Blood sugar test

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    ... Fasting blood sugar; Glucose test; Diabetic screening - blood sugar test; Diabetes - blood sugar test ... to screen a person for diabetes. High blood sugar and diabetes may not cause symptoms in the early stages. ...

  8. Strep Throat Test

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    ... Testing Leptin Levetiracetam Lipase Lipid Profile Lipoprotein (a) Lithium Liver Panel Lp-PLA2 Lupus Anticoagulant Testing Luteinizing ... 2012 guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), confirmatory testing on adults is not usually ...

  9. Solving Leak Testing Challenges

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    2007-01-01

    .... InterTech provided two Model 1075 pressure-decay leak detectors to perform the three tests-a leak test at 220 inches of water column, a leak test at 5 inches of water column, and a forward direction...

  10. Prenatal Genetic Diagnostic Tests

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    ... Education & Events Advocacy For Patients About ACOG Prenatal Genetic Diagnostic Tests Home For Patients Search FAQs Prenatal ... Pamphlets - Spanish FAQ164, September 2016 PDF Format Prenatal Genetic Diagnostic Tests Pregnancy What is prenatal genetic testing? ...

  11. Structural Test Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Provides a wide variety of testing equipment, fixtures and facilities to perform both unique aviation component testing as well as common types of materials testing...

  12. Glucagon blood test

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    ... type I - glucagon test; Hypoglycemia - glucagon test; Low blood sugar - glucagon test ... A blood sample is needed . ... When the needle is inserted to draw blood, some people feel ... Afterward, there may be some throbbing or a slight bruise. This ...

  13. Prolactin blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003718.htm Prolactin blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... test measures the amount of prolactin in the blood. How the Test is Performed A blood sample is needed . How ...

  14. BUN - blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003474.htm BUN - blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... for the Test Many medicines can interfere with blood test results. Your health care provider will tell you ...

  15. Chloride Blood Test

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    ... page: https://medlineplus.gov/labtests/chloridebloodtest.html Chloride Blood Test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. What is a Chloride Blood Test? A chloride blood test measures the amount of ...

  16. Potassium Blood Test

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    ... page: https://medlineplus.gov/labtests/potassiumbloodtest.html Potassium Blood Test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. What is a Potassium Blood Test? A potassium blood test measures the amount of ...

  17. Small test SDHW systems

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    Vejen, Niels Kristian

    1999-01-01

    Three small test SDHW systems was tested in a laboratory test facility.The three SDHW systems where all based on the low flow principe and a mantle tank but the design of the systems where different.......Three small test SDHW systems was tested in a laboratory test facility.The three SDHW systems where all based on the low flow principe and a mantle tank but the design of the systems where different....

  18. Guidelines for Statistical Testing

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    Strigini, L.; Littlewood, B.; European Space Agency

    1997-01-01

    This document provides an introduction to statistical testing. Statistical testing of software is here defined as testing in which the test cases are produced by a random process meant to produce different test cases with the same probabilities with which they would arise in actual use of the software. Statistical testing of software has these main advantages: for the purpose of reliability assessment and product acceptance, it supports directly estimates of reliability, and thus decisions on...

  19. Mobile Test Capabilities

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Electrical Power Mobile Test capabilities are utilized to conduct electrical power quality testing on aircraft and helicopters. This capability allows that the...

  20. Test Control Center (TCC)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Test Control Center (TCC) provides a consolidated facility for planning, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, and analyzing distributed test events. ,The TCC...

  1. Electromagnetic Interface Testing Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Electromagnetic Interface Testing facilitysupports such testing asEmissions, Field Strength, Mode Stirring, EMP Pulser, 4 Probe Monitoring/Leveling System, and...

  2. FOOD SAFETY TESTING LABORATORY

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — This laboratory develops screening assays, tests and modifies biosensor equipment, and optimizes food safety testing protocols for the military and civilian sector...

  3. GPS Test Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Global Positioning System (GPS) Test Facility Instrumentation Suite (GPSIS) provides great flexibility in testing receivers by providing operational control of...

  4. Textiles Performance Testing Facilities

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Textiles Performance Testing Facilities has the capabilities to perform all physical wet and dry performance testing, and visual and instrumental color analysis...

  5. Role of test motivation in intelligence testing

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    Duckworth, Angela Lee; Quinn, Patrick D.; Lynam, Donald R.; Loeber, Rolf; Stouthamer-Loeber, Magda

    2011-01-01

    Intelligence tests are widely assumed to measure maximal intellectual performance, and predictive associations between intelligence quotient (IQ) scores and later-life outcomes are typically interpreted as unbiased estimates of the effect of intellectual ability on academic, professional, and social life outcomes. The current investigation critically examines these assumptions and finds evidence against both. First, we examined whether motivation is less than maximal on intelligence tests administered in the context of low-stakes research situations. Specifically, we completed a meta-analysis of random-assignment experiments testing the effects of material incentives on intelligence-test performance on a collective 2,008 participants. Incentives increased IQ scores by an average of 0.64 SD, with larger effects for individuals with lower baseline IQ scores. Second, we tested whether individual differences in motivation during IQ testing can spuriously inflate the predictive validity of intelligence for life outcomes. Trained observers rated test motivation among 251 adolescent boys completing intelligence tests using a 15-min “thin-slice” video sample. IQ score predicted life outcomes, including academic performance in adolescence and criminal convictions, employment, and years of education in early adulthood. After adjusting for the influence of test motivation, however, the predictive validity of intelligence for life outcomes was significantly diminished, particularly for nonacademic outcomes. Collectively, our findings suggest that, under low-stakes research conditions, some individuals try harder than others, and, in this context, test motivation can act as a third-variable confound that inflates estimates of the predictive validity of intelligence for life outcomes. PMID:21518867

  6. Role of test motivation in intelligence testing.

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    Duckworth, Angela Lee; Quinn, Patrick D; Lynam, Donald R; Loeber, Rolf; Stouthamer-Loeber, Magda

    2011-05-10

    Intelligence tests are widely assumed to measure maximal intellectual performance, and predictive associations between intelligence quotient (IQ) scores and later-life outcomes are typically interpreted as unbiased estimates of the effect of intellectual ability on academic, professional, and social life outcomes. The current investigation critically examines these assumptions and finds evidence against both. First, we examined whether motivation is less than maximal on intelligence tests administered in the context of low-stakes research situations. Specifically, we completed a meta-analysis of random-assignment experiments testing the effects of material incentives on intelligence-test performance on a collective 2,008 participants. Incentives increased IQ scores by an average of 0.64 SD, with larger effects for individuals with lower baseline IQ scores. Second, we tested whether individual differences in motivation during IQ testing can spuriously inflate the predictive validity of intelligence for life outcomes. Trained observers rated test motivation among 251 adolescent boys completing intelligence tests using a 15-min "thin-slice" video sample. IQ score predicted life outcomes, including academic performance in adolescence and criminal convictions, employment, and years of education in early adulthood. After adjusting for the influence of test motivation, however, the predictive validity of intelligence for life outcomes was significantly diminished, particularly for nonacademic outcomes. Collectively, our findings suggest that, under low-stakes research conditions, some individuals try harder than others, and, in this context, test motivation can act as a third-variable confound that inflates estimates of the predictive validity of intelligence for life outcomes.

  7. The comparison of performances of preschool children on two motor assessments.

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    Logan, S Wood; Robinson, Leah E; Getchell, Nancy

    2011-12-01

    Understanding children's motor performance on different assessments is important for researchers. The Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (TGMD-2) and the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 (MABC-2) are motor assessments that use either a process- or product-oriented scoring approach. However, no studies have examined how performances are related to these two types of assessment. This study compared the performance of preschool children on the TGMD-2 and the MABC-2. 32 children (M age = 4.2 yr., SD = 9) completed each test to assess whether each described motor performance similarly. Significant low to moderate Spearman's rank correlations (r2 range = .13-.40) were found between the subscales of the assessments. A related-samples Wilcoxon signed rank test was not significant between total performances on the TGMD-2 and MABC-2. From a practical standpoint, each assessment provides a similar overall description of motor competence in preschool children. However, each assessment results in scores that present different information about motor performance.

  8. Testing the independence of two diagnostic tests.

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    Shen, Y; Wu, D; Zelen, M

    2001-12-01

    Consider two diagnostic procedures having binary outcomes. If one of the tests results in a positive finding, a more definitive diagnostic procedure will be administered to establish the presence or absence of a disease. The use of both tests will improve the overall screening sensitivity when the two tests are independent, compared with employing two tests that are positively correlated. We estimate the correlation coefficient of the two tests and derive statistical methods for testing the independence of the two diagnostic procedures conditional on disease status. The statistical tests are used to investigate the independence of mammography and clinical breast exams aimed at establishing the benefit of early detection of breast cancer. The data used in the analysis are obtained from periodic screening examinations of three randomized clinical trials of breast cancer screening. Analysis of each of these trials confirms the independence of the clinical breast and mammography examinations. Based on these three large clinical trials, we conclude that a clinical breast exam considerably increases the overall sensitivity relative to screening with mammography alone and should be routinely included in early breast cancer detection programs.

  9. Nationale test i naturfag

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    Andreasen, Karen Egedal; Jensen, Lars Bang

    2015-01-01

    Kapitlet rummer en analyse og diskussion af test inden for naturfagsområdet og de fagforståelser de afspejler med fokus på de nationale test.......Kapitlet rummer en analyse og diskussion af test inden for naturfagsområdet og de fagforståelser de afspejler med fokus på de nationale test....

  10. Sweat electrolytes test

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    Sweat test; Sweat chloride; Iontophoretic sweat test; CF - sweat test; Cystic fibrosis - sweat test ... A colorless, odorless chemical that causes sweating is applied to a small area on an arm or leg. An electrode is then attached to the spot. A weak electrical ...

  11. CO2 blood test

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    Bicarbonate test; HCO3-; Carbon dioxide test; TCO2; Total CO2; CO2 test - serum; Acidosis - CO2; Alkalosis - CO2 ... The CO2 test is most often done as part of an electrolyte or basic metabolic panel. Changes in your ...

  12. PSEUDOEXHAUSTIVE RAM TESTING

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    V. N. Yarmolik

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Modern RAM tests and methods for their generation are analyzed and investigated. The wide application of pseudoexhaustive tests as the main test procedure for modern computer systems has been proved. The main estimates and metrics for so kind of tests are obtained. The values of analytical estimates have been validated by the experimental investigations.

  13. Tests for H. pylori

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    Peptic ulcer disease - H. pylori ; PUD - H. pylori ... There are several methods to test for H. pylori infection. Breath Test (Carbon Isotope-urea Breath Test, or UBT) Up to 2 weeks before the test, you need to stop taking antibiotics, ...

  14. Color identification testing device

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    Brawner, E. L.; Martin, R.; Pate, W.

    1970-01-01

    Testing device, which determines ability of a technician to identify color-coded electric wires, is superior to standard color blindness tests. It tests speed of wire selection, detects partial color blindness, allows rapid testing, and may be administered by a color blind person.

  15. Pre-Test Assessment

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    Berry, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    Pre-tests are a non-graded assessment tool used to determine pre-existing subject knowledge. Typically pre-tests are administered prior to a course to determine knowledge baseline, but here they are used to test students prior to topical material coverage throughout the course. While counterintuitive, the pre-tests cover material the student is…

  16. Displacement compressors - acceptance tests

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    International Organization for Standardization. Geneva

    1996-01-01

    ISO 1217:2009 specifies methods for acceptance tests regarding volume rate of flow and power requirements of displacement compressors. It also specifies methods for testing liquid-ring type compressors and the operating and testing conditions which apply when a full performance test is specified.

  17. Load testing circuit

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    2009-01-01

    A load testing circuit a circuit tests the load impedance of a load connected to an amplifier. The load impedance includes a first terminal and a second terminal, the load testing circuit comprising a signal generator providing a test signal of a defined bandwidth to the first terminal of the load...

  18. Refactoring test code

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    A. van Deursen (Arie); L.M.F. Moonen (Leon); A. van den Bergh; G. Kok

    2001-01-01

    textabstractTwo key aspects of extreme programming (XP) are unit testing and merciless refactoring. Given the fact that the ideal test code / production code ratio approaches 1:1, it is not surprising that unit tests are being refactored. We found that refactoring test code is different from

  19. What Is Stress Testing?

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    ... However, your doctor may want to use a stress test to screen for CHD if you have diabetes. This disease increases your risk of CHD. Currently, though, no evidence shows that having a stress test will improve your outcome if you have diabetes. What To Expect Before Stress Testing Stress testing ...

  20. Blood Test: Bilirubin

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    ... Important? Top 10 Homework Tips Raising Confident Kids Blood Test: Bilirubin KidsHealth > For Parents > Blood Test: Bilirubin Print ... español Análisis de sangre: bilirrubina What Is a Blood Test? A blood test is when a sample of ...

  1. Lyme disease blood test

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    The Lyme disease blood test looks for antibodies in the blood to the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. The test is used to help ... specialist looks for Lyme disease antibodies in the blood sample using the ELISA test . If the ELISA test is positive, it must ...

  2. Lactose tolerance tests

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    ... than 12 parts per million over your fasting (pre-test) level. The blood test is considered normal if your glucose level ... of 12 parts per million (ppm) over your pre-test level is considered positive, ... lactose. The blood test is considered abnormal if your glucose level ...

  3. Dtest Testing Software

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    Jain, Abhinandan; Cameron, Jonathan M.; Myint, Steven

    2013-01-01

    This software runs a suite of arbitrary software tests spanning various software languages and types of tests (unit level, system level, or file comparison tests). The dtest utility can be set to automate periodic testing of large suites of software, as well as running individual tests. It supports distributing multiple tests over multiple CPU cores, if available. The dtest tool is a utility program (written in Python) that scans through a directory (and its subdirectories) and finds all directories that match a certain pattern and then executes any tests in that directory as described in simple configuration files.

  4. Numeracy Tests For Dummies

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    Beveridge, Colin

    2012-01-01

    The easy way to get practice and excel at numeracy tests Whether you're looking for a new job, applying to certain university courses, or attempting to join the military, you're increasingly likely to face a numeracy test as part of the screening process. And the only way to prepare for a numeracy test is practise. Numeracy Tests For Dummies is an accessible one-stop guide to pass these test. Featuring expert advice, instruction, review, and plenty of practise, Numeracy Tests For Dummies will help you succeed. Numeracy Tests For Dummies contains instruction and revision on:Basic mathematical k

  5. Skylab vibroacoustic test program

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    Jewell, R. E.

    1974-01-01

    Vibroacoustic testing was performed on the orbital workshop dynamic test article and the payload assembly, the two major elements of the Skylab payload. The testing was conducted on each of the Skylab elements separately in the reverberation chamber at the Johnson Space Center. The two test configurations were high fidelity flight article simulations. The testing was conducted in two phases; in the first phase, acoustic tests were performed at levels simulating the lift-off and atmospheric flight acoustic criteria. In the second phase, low frequency sinusoidal vibration tests were conducted to obtain modal response data. The objectives of the Skylab vibroacoustic test program were to: verify the vibration design and test criteria; qualify selected flight components to the vibroacoustic criteria; and verify analytical models used for dynamic load analyses. This paper describes the vibroacoustic testing and discusses the results.

  6. Testing unconstrained optimization software

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    More, J.J.; Garbow, B.S.; Hillstrom, K.E.

    1978-07-01

    Much of the testing of optimization software is inadequate because the number of test functions is small or the starting points are close to the solution. In addition, there has been too much emphasis on measuring the efficiency of the software and not enough on testing reliability and robustness. To address this need, a relatively large but easy-to-use collection of test functions was produced and guidelines for testing the reliability and robustness of unconstrained optimization software were designed. 9 tables.

  7. Role of test motivation in intelligence testing

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    Angela Lee Duckworth; Patrick D. Quinn; Donald R. Lynam; Rolf Loeber; Magda Stouthamer-Loeber; Edward E. Smith

    2011-01-01

    .... The current investigation critically examines these assumptions and finds evidence against both. First, we examined whether motivation is less than maximal on intelligence tests administered in the context of low-stakes research situations...

  8. Wolf Testing: Open Source Testing Software

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    Braasch, P.; Gay, P. L.

    2004-12-01

    Wolf Testing is software for easily creating and editing exams. Wolf Testing allows the user to create an exam from a database of questions, view it on screen, and easily print it along with the corresponding answer guide. The questions can be multiple choice, short answer, long answer, or true and false varieties. This software can be accessed securely from any location, allowing the user to easily create exams from home. New questions, which can include associated pictures, can be added through a web-interface. After adding in questions, they can be edited, deleted, or duplicated into multiple versions. Long-term test creation is simplified, as you are able to quickly see what questions you have asked in the past and insert them, with or without editing, into future tests. All tests are archived in the database. Written in PHP and MySQL, this software can be installed on any UNIX / Linux platform, including Macintosh OS X. The secure interface keeps students out, and allows you to decide who can create tests and who can edit information already in the database. Tests can be output as either html with pictures or rich text without pictures, and there are plans to add PDF and MS Word formats as well. We would like to thank Dr. Wolfgang Rueckner and the Harvard University Science Center for providing incentive to start this project, computers and resources to complete this project, and inspiration for the project's name. We would also like to thank Dr. Ronald Newburgh for his assistance in beta testing.

  9. Fairness Testing: Testing Software for Discrimination

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    Galhotra, Sainyam; Brun, Yuriy; Meliou, Alexandra

    2017-01-01

    This paper defines software fairness and discrimination and develops a testing-based method for measuring if and how much software discriminates, focusing on causality in discriminatory behavior. Evidence of software discrimination has been found in modern software systems that recommend criminal sentences, grant access to financial products, and determine who is allowed to participate in promotions. Our approach, Themis, generates efficient test suites to measure discrimination. Given a sche...

  10. Trends in software testing

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    Mohanty, J; Balakrishnan, Arunkumar

    2017-01-01

    This book is focused on the advancements in the field of software testing and the innovative practices that the industry is adopting. Considering the widely varied nature of software testing, the book addresses contemporary aspects that are important for both academia and industry. There are dedicated chapters on seamless high-efficiency frameworks, automation on regression testing, software by search, and system evolution management. There are a host of mathematical models that are promising for software quality improvement by model-based testing. There are three chapters addressing this concern. Students and researchers in particular will find these chapters useful for their mathematical strength and rigor. Other topics covered include uncertainty in testing, software security testing, testing as a service, test technical debt (or test debt), disruption caused by digital advancement (social media, cloud computing, mobile application and data analytics), and challenges and benefits of outsourcing. The book w...

  11. Pragmatics of Testing

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    İsmail Fırat ALTAY

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Teaching of a language is a very complicated issue and testing is anindispensable part of this matter. Thanks to testing teachers can assess efficiency ofteaching and learning atmosphere, and can get feedback about their learners. In order torealize this, a test should have some qualifications. One of these qualifications is aboutpragmatics. This paper aims at explaining what makes a test pragmatic and howpragmatic tests can be formed. So, examples of pragmatic tests of different types arepresented with explanations. Their pragmatic components and nature are focused on bygiving example test items on the problematic area of test questions prepared. Finally,the writer states his last words by making further comments and explanations onpragmatics of testing in the conclusion part.

  12. The Danish National Tests

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    Beuchert, Louise Voldby; Nandrup, Anne Brink

    working with the first four rounds of the test data. We provide a brief introduction to adaptive testing, the available data and general data issues including missing data, test participation and data transformations. Additionally, we construct a standardized measure of the raw pupil ability estimate......In 2010, the Danish National Tests were implemented in the public compulsory schools as a mean of evaluating the performance of the public school system. The extensive test program consists of ten mandatory tests in six subjects in grades 2 through 8. In this paper, we share our insights from...... within each test and argue that this is often a more feasible measure for data analyses compared to the transformed test score presented to pupils and teachers. We provide the reader with preliminary analyses of the relation between pupils' national test results and a wide range of pupil background...

  13. Integrated analysis environment for the Movement Assessment Battery for Children

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    Carlos Norberto Fischer

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD, a chronic and usually permanent condition found in children, is characterized by motor impairment that interferes with a child's activities of daily living and with academic achievement. One of the most popular tests for the quantitative diagnosis of DCD is the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC. Based on the Battery's standardized scores, it is possible to identify children with typical development, children at risk of developing DCD, and children with DCD. This article describes a computational system we developed to assist with the analysis of results obtained in the MABC test. The tool was developed for the web environment and its database provides integration of MABC data. Thus, researchers around the world can share data and develop collaborative work in the DCD field. In order to help analysis processes, our system provides services for filtering data to show more specific sets of information and present the results in textual, table, and graphic formats, allowing easier and more comprehensive evaluation of the results.

  14. Gas Test Loop Booster Fuel Hydraulic Testing

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    Gas Test Loop Hydraulic Testing Staff

    2006-09-01

    The Gas Test Loop (GTL) project is for the design of an adaptation to the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) to create a fast-flux test space where fuels and materials for advanced reactor concepts can undergo irradiation testing. Incident to that design, it was found necessary to make use of special booster fuel to enhance the neutron flux in the reactor lobe in which the Gas Test Loop will be installed. Because the booster fuel is of a different composition and configuration from standard ATR fuel, it is necessary to qualify the booster fuel for use in the ATR. Part of that qualification is the determination that required thermal hydraulic criteria will be met under routine operation and under selected accident scenarios. The Hydraulic Testing task in the GTL project facilitates that determination by measuring flow coefficients (pressure drops) over various regions of the booster fuel over a range of primary coolant flow rates. A high-fidelity model of the NW lobe of the ATR with associated flow baffle, in-pile-tube, and below-core flow channels was designed, constructed and located in the Idaho State University Thermal Fluids Laboratory. A circulation loop was designed and constructed by the university to provide reactor-relevant water flow rates to the test system. Models of the four booster fuel elements required for GTL operation were fabricated from aluminum (no uranium or means of heating) and placed in the flow channel. One of these was instrumented with Pitot tubes to measure flow velocities in the channels between the three booster fuel plates and between the innermost and outermost plates and the side walls of the flow annulus. Flow coefficients in the range of 4 to 6.5 were determined from the measurements made for the upper and middle parts of the booster fuel elements. The flow coefficient for the lower end of the booster fuel and the sub-core flow channel was lower at 2.3.

  15. Comparative Test Case Specification

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    Kalyanova, Olena; Heiselberg, Per

     This document includes a definition of the comparative test cases DSF200_3 and DSF200_4, which previously described in the comparative test case specification for the test cases DSF100_3 and DSF200_3 [Ref.1]....... This document includes a definition of the comparative test cases DSF200_3 and DSF200_4, which previously described in the comparative test case specification for the test cases DSF100_3 and DSF200_3 [Ref.1]....

  16. Metamorphic Testing for Cybersecurity.

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    Chen, Tsong Yueh; Kuo, Fei-Ching; Ma, Wenjuan; Susilo, Willy; Towey, Dave; Voas, Jeffrey; Zhou, Zhi Quan

    2016-06-01

    Testing is a major approach for the detection of software defects, including vulnerabilities in security features. This article introduces metamorphic testing (MT), a relatively new testing method, and discusses how the new perspective of MT can help to conduct negative testing as well as to alleviate the oracle problem in the testing of security-related functionality and behavior. As demonstrated by the effectiveness of MT in detecting previously unknown bugs in real-world critical applications such as compilers and code obfuscators, we conclude that software testing of security-related features should be conducted from diverse perspectives in order to achieve greater cybersecurity.

  17. Materials Test Branch

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    Gordon, Gail

    2012-01-01

    The Materials Test Branch resides at Marshall Space Flight Center's Materials and Processing laboratory and has a long history of supporting NASA programs from Mercury to the recently retired Space Shuttle. The Materials Test Branch supports its customers by supplying materials testing expertise in a wide range of applications. The Materials Test Branch is divided into three Teams, The Chemistry Team, The Tribology Team and the Mechanical Test Team. Our mission and goal is to provide world-class engineering excellence in materials testing with a special emphasis on customer service.

  18. Cold Flow Propulsion Test Complex Pulse Testing

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    McDougal, Kris

    2016-01-01

    When the propellants in a liquid rocket engine burn, the rocket not only launches and moves in space, it causes forces that interact with the vehicle itself. When these interactions occur under specific conditions, the vehicle's structures and components can become unstable. One instability of primary concern is termed pogo (named after the movement of a pogo stick), in which the oscillations (cycling movements) cause large loads, or pressure, against the vehicle, tanks, feedlines, and engine. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has developed a unique test technology to understand and quantify the complex fluid movements and forces in a liquid rocket engine that contribute strongly to both engine and integrated vehicle performance and stability. This new test technology was established in the MSFC Cold Flow Propulsion Test Complex to allow injection and measurement of scaled propellant flows and measurement of the resulting forces at multiple locations throughout the engine.

  19. EMI Test Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — FUNCTION: Supports electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) testing of flight hardware. It is also used to support custom RF testing up to...

  20. Ballistic Test Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Ballistic Test Facility is comprised of two outdoor and one indoor test ranges, which are all instrumented for data acquisition and analysis. Full-size aircraft...

  1. Prenatal Genetic Testing Chart

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    ... Advocacy For Patients About ACOG Prenatal Genetic Testing Chart (Infographic) Home For Patients Search FAQs Prenatal Genetic Testing Chart (Infographic) PFSI010 ››› Weeks 1–4 Weeks 5–8 ...

  2. Urine Tests (For Parents)

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    ... TOPIC Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) Blood in the Urine (Hematuria) Urine Test: Creatinine Urine Test: Microalbumin-to-Creatinine ... Video) Urinary Tract Infections Blood in the Urine (Hematuria) Kidneys and Urinary Tract Contact Us Print Resources ...

  3. Urine specific gravity test

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003587.htm Urine specific gravity test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Urine specific gravity is a laboratory test that shows the concentration ...

  4. Tilt Table Test

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    ... pressure (the bottom number in a blood pressure reading), lowers peripheral vascular resistance, increases your heart rate ... mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/tilt-table-test/basics/definition/PRC-20019879 . Mayo Clinic Footer Legal Conditions and ...

  5. Visual acuity test

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003396.htm Visual acuity test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The visual acuity test is used to determine the smallest ...

  6. Pleural Fluid Analysis Test

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    ... Analysis Kidney Stone Risk Panel KRAS Mutation Lactate Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) Lactoferrin Lactose Tolerance Tests LDL Cholesterol LDL ... set of tests (cell count, protein, albumin, and lactate dehydrogenase (LD) level, and appearance of the fluid) to ...

  7. Learning Python testing

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    Arbuckle, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    This book is ideal if you want to learn about the testing disciplines and automated testing tools from a hands-on, conversational guide. You should already know Python and be comfortable with Python 3.

  8. HIV Genotypic Resistance Testing

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    ... that may be present in rare strains of HIV. The test may not detect a drug-resistant strain of ... Less Common Questions Related Content On This Site Tests: HIV Viral Load ; CD4 Count ; HIV Antibody and HIV ...

  9. Blood Gases Test

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    ... LDL Particle Testing (LDL-P) Lead Legionella Testing Leptin Levetiracetam Lipase Lipid Profile Lipoprotein (a) Lithium Liver ... such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is suspected. Blood gases may also be used ...

  10. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Test

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    ... LDL Particle Testing (LDL-P) Lead Legionella Testing Leptin Levetiracetam Lipase Lipid Profile Lipoprotein (a) Lithium Liver ... 40; when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or unexplained liver disease at any age; when ...

  11. Learning Android application testing

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    Blundell, Paul

    2015-01-01

    If you are an Android developer looking to test your applications or optimize your application development process, then this book is for you. No previous experience in application testing is required.

  12. Uric acid test (image)

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    Uric acid urine test is performed to check for the amount of uric acid in urine. Urine is collected over a 24 ... for testing. The most common reason for measuring uric acid levels is in the diagnosis or treatment of ...

  13. Pulmonary Function Tests

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    ... you have difficulty with being in closed spaces (claustrophobia), mention this to your provider ordering the test. ... 4 If you have difficulty with closed spaces (claustrophobia), let the test center know in case one ...

  14. USA Hire Testing Platform

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    Office of Personnel Management — The USA Hire Testing Platform delivers tests used in hiring for positions in the Federal Government. To safeguard the integrity of the hiring processes and ensure...

  15. HPV DNA test

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    ... test; Cancer of cervix - HPV DNA test References Hacker NF. Cervical dysplasia and cancer. In: Hacker NF, Gambone JC, Hobel CJ, eds. Hacker and Moore's Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology . 6th ...

  16. Test Preparation: Your Role

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    ... Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Sickle Cell Tests Sirolimus Smooth Muscle Antibody (SMA) ... the "At a Glance" section of our test descriptions. However, be sure to check with your healthcare ...

  17. Atlantic Test Range (ATR)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — ATR controls fully-instrumented and integrated test ranges that provide full-service support for cradle-to-grave testing. Airspace and surface target areas are used...

  18. Vasoactive intestinal peptide test

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003508.htm Vasoactive intestinal peptide test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is a test that measures the amount ...

  19. Environmental Test Facility (ETF)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Environmental Test Facility (ETF) provides non-isolated shock testing for stand-alone equipment and full size cabinets under MIL-S-901D specifications. The ETF...

  20. Platelet Function Tests

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    ... Patient Resources For Health Professionals Subscribe Search Platelet Function Tests Send Us Your Feedback Choose Topic At ... Also Known As Platelet Aggregation Studies PFT Platelet Function Assay PFA Formal Name Platelet Function Tests This ...

  1. Extraocular muscle function testing

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003397.htm Extraocular muscle function testing To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Extraocular muscle function testing examines the function of the eye muscles. ...

  2. Integrated Usability Testing

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    Andrei Ternauciuc

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available It is essential to regularly test the usability of a learning management system, in order to ensure a fast adoption by new users and rapidly shift the focus from the platform to the content and the learning experience. Quantitative testing yields the most reliable results due to the large number of data points acquired, but lacks the in-depth analysis of the qualitative research from a controlled testing setup. We are proposing in this paper an integrated usability testing tool, which can replace a certain type of laboratory testing, where the users’ actions on the real platform are measured and analyzed. We conducted tests with the tool and compared the results with a small scale laboratory test using the same scenarios. The results seem to confirm the proposed tool as a viable alternative to the laboratory test.

  3. ADH (Antidiuretic Hormone) Test

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    ... Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Sickle Cell Tests Sirolimus Smooth Muscle Antibody (SMA) ... Ratio Valproic Acid Vancomycin Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA) VAP Vitamin A Vitamin B12 and Folate Vitamin D Tests ...

  4. von Willebrand Factor Test

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    ... Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Sickle Cell Tests Sirolimus Smooth Muscle Antibody (SMA) ... Ratio Valproic Acid Vancomycin Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA) VAP Vitamin A Vitamin B12 and Folate Vitamin D Tests ...

  5. ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone) Test

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    ... Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Sickle Cell Tests Sirolimus Smooth Muscle Antibody (SMA) ... Ratio Valproic Acid Vancomycin Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA) VAP Vitamin A Vitamin B12 and Folate Vitamin D Tests ...

  6. Reticulocyte Count Test

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    ... Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Sickle Cell Tests Sirolimus Smooth Muscle Antibody (SMA) ... Ratio Valproic Acid Vancomycin Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA) VAP Vitamin A Vitamin B12 and Folate Vitamin D Tests ...

  7. Methylmalonic Acid Test

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    ... Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Sickle Cell Tests Sirolimus Smooth Muscle Antibody (SMA) ... Ratio Valproic Acid Vancomycin Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA) VAP Vitamin A Vitamin B12 and Folate Vitamin D Tests ...

  8. Methylmalonic acid blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003565.htm Methylmalonic acid blood test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The methylmalonic acid blood test measures the amount of methylmalonic acid ...

  9. Collecting Samples for Testing

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    ... Acidosis and Alkalosis Adrenal Insufficiency and Addison Disease Alcoholism Allergies Alzheimer Disease Anemia Angina Ankylosing Spondylitis Anthrax ... through Their Medical Tests Tips to Help the Elderly through Their Medical Tests Related Video View More × ...

  10. Growth hormone test

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003706.htm Growth hormone test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The growth hormone test measures the amount of growth hormone in ...

  11. Growth hormone suppression test

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003376.htm Growth hormone suppression test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The growth hormone suppression test determines whether growth hormone production is ...

  12. Lung diffusion testing

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003854.htm Lung diffusion testing To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Lung diffusion testing measures how well the lungs exchange gases. This ...

  13. Cord blood testing

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003403.htm Cord blood testing To use the sharing features on this page, ... the baby to the mother's womb. Cord blood testing can be done to evaluate a newborn's health. ...

  14. Urine concentration test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003608.htm Urine concentration test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. A urine concentration test measures the ability of the kidneys to ...

  15. Flexseal Insulator Test Assembly

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    Buchanan, Eric

    1995-01-01

    Small-scale version of solid-fuel rocket motor flexseal nozzle bearing assembly instrumented and tested in compression-testing fixture simulating conditions during rocket motor operation described in report.

  16. Vitamin A blood test

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003570.htm Vitamin A blood test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The vitamin A test measures the level of vitamin A ...

  17. Home blood sugar testing

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    Diabetes - home glucose testing; Diabetes - home blood sugar testing ... day Your blood sugar level The amount of carbohydrates you ate The type and dose of your diabetes medicine The type of any exercise you do ...

  18. Insensitive Munitions Testing

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Insensitive Munitions Testing at RTC is conducted (IAW MILSTD-2105) at Test Area 4. Our engineers and technicians obtain data for hazards classification and safety...

  19. Hepatitis C Test

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    ... Testing Leptin Levetiracetam Lipase Lipid Profile Lipoprotein (a) Lithium Liver Panel Lp-PLA2 Lupus Anticoagulant Testing Luteinizing ... common cause of chronic liver disease in North America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...

  20. ANA (Antinuclear Antibody Test)

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    ... Testing Leptin Levetiracetam Lipase Lipid Profile Lipoprotein (a) Lithium Liver Panel Lp-PLA2 Lupus Anticoagulant Testing Luteinizing ... Scleroderma Elsewhere On The Web Lupus Foundation of America American College of Rheumatology: Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) American ...

  1. Aldosterone and Renin Test

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    ... Testing Leptin Levetiracetam Lipase Lipid Profile Lipoprotein (a) Lithium Liver Panel Lp-PLA2 Lupus Anticoagulant Testing Luteinizing ... and other forms of licorice sold in North America do not actually contain licorice. Check the package ...

  2. T3 (Triiodothyronine) Test

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    ... Testing Leptin Levetiracetam Lipase Lipid Profile Lipoprotein (a) Lithium Liver Panel Lp-PLA2 Lupus Anticoagulant Testing Luteinizing ... For more information, see the Thyroid Foundation of America's web page Thyroid Problems During and After Pregnancy - ...

  3. Pap and HPV Testing

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    ... endocervical canal itself but also, in some cases, endometrial, extrauterine, and other cancers. What follow-up tests ... cancer risk for women undergoing concurrent testing for human papillomavirus and cervical cytology: A population-based study ...

  4. Leukocyte esterase urine test

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003584.htm Leukocyte esterase urine test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Leukocyte esterase is a urine test to look for ...

  5. Static Loads Test Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — FUNCTION: Provides the capability to perform large-scale structural loads testing on spacecraft and other structures. Results from these tests can be used to verify...

  6. Understanding Laboratory Tests

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    ... and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the development and marketing of all laboratory tests that use test kits ... Cancer.gov en español Multimedia Publications Site Map Digital Standards for NCI Websites POLICIES Accessibility Comment Policy ...

  7. Variable Attitude Test Stand

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Variable Attitude Test Stand designed and built for testing of the V-22 tilt rotor aircraft propulsion system, is used to evaluate the effect of aircraft flight...

  8. Corrosion Testing Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Corrosion Testing Facility is part of the Army Corrosion Office (ACO). It is a fully functional atmospheric exposure site, called the Corrosion Instrumented Test...

  9. Latex agglutination test

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003334.htm Latex agglutination test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The latex agglutination test is a laboratory method to check ...

  10. Cross cultural usability testing

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    Clemmensen, Torkil; Goyal, Shivam

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, we present the results of a pilot study in Denmark of cross cultural effects on Think Aloud usability testing. We provide an overview of previous research on cross cultural usability evaluation with a special focus on the relationship between the evaluator and the test user....... This relation was studied in an experiment with usability testing of a localized clipart application in which eight participants from Denmark and India formed pairs of evaluator-test user. The test users were asked to think aloud and the evaluators' role were to facilitate the test users thinking aloud...... and hereby identify usability problems with the clipart application. Data on the evaluators' and test users' behaviour were recorded and analyzed by coding and summarizing statistics on these behavioural events. The results show that Think Aloud Usability Test of a localized application is most effectively...

  11. Strep Throat Test

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    ... Links Patient Resources For Health Professionals Subscribe Search Strep Throat Test Send Us Your Feedback Choose Topic At ... Tested? To determine if your sore throat is "strep throat" that is caused by group A streptococcus (GAS) ...

  12. Home vision tests

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    ... or eye disease and you should have a professional eye examination. Amsler grid test: If the grid appears distorted or broken, there may be a problem with the retina . Distance vision test: If you do not read the ...

  13. Ethylene glycol blood test

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003564.htm Ethylene glycol blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... risk any time the skin is broken) Images Blood test References Chernecky CC, Berger BJ. Ethylene glycol - serum ...

  14. Haptoglobin blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003634.htm Haptoglobin blood test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The haptoglobin blood test measures the level of haptoglobin in your blood. ...

  15. HCG blood test - qualitative

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003509.htm HCG blood test - qualitative To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. A qualitative HCG blood test checks if there is a hormone called human ...

  16. ACTH blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003695.htm ACTH blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... the adrenal gland . It regulates blood pressure and blood sugar. This test can help find the causes of certain hormone ...

  17. ACE blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003567.htm ACE blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... Alternative Names Serum angiotensin-converting enzyme; SACE Images Blood test References Chernecky CC, Berger BJ. Angiotensin-converting enzyme ( ...

  18. Pyruvate kinase blood test

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003357.htm Pyruvate kinase blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... energy when oxygen levels are low. How the Test is Performed A blood sample is needed. In the laboratory, white blood ...

  19. Calcitonin blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003699.htm Calcitonin blood test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The calcitonin blood test measures the level of the hormone calcitonin in ...

  20. Fibrinopeptide A blood test

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003373.htm Fibrinopeptide A blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... measure the level of this substance in your blood. How the Test is Performed A blood sample is needed. How ...

  1. ALP - blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003470.htm ALP - blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... include the liver, bile ducts, and bone. A blood test can be done to measure the level of ...

  2. Aldosterone blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003704.htm Aldosterone blood test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The aldosterone blood test measures the level of the hormone aldosterone in ...

  3. Phosphorus blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003478.htm Phosphorus blood test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The phosphorus blood test measures the amount of phosphate in the blood. ...

  4. Anthrax - blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003534.htm Anthrax blood test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The anthrax blood test looks for antibodies against Bacillus anthracis , the bacteria ...

  5. Ferritin blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003490.htm Ferritin blood test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The ferritin blood test measures the level of ferritin in the blood. ...

  6. Calcium blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003477.htm Calcium blood test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The calcium blood test measures the level of calcium in the blood. ...

  7. Leucine aminopeptidase blood test

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003559.htm Leucine aminopeptidase blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... Alternative Names Serum leucine aminopeptidase; LAP - serum Images Blood test References Chernecky CC, Berger BJ. Leucine aminopeptidase (LAP) - ...

  8. Antidiuretic hormone blood test

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003702.htm Antidiuretic hormone blood test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Antidiuretic blood test measures the level of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) in ...

  9. LDH isoenzyme blood test

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003499.htm LDH isoenzyme blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... Names LD; LDH; Lactic (lactate) dehydrogenase isoenzymes Images Blood test References Carty RP, Pincus MR, Sarafraz-Yazdi E. ...

  10. Aldolase blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003566.htm Aldolase blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... risk any time the skin is broken) Images Blood test References Berridge BR, Van Vleet JF, Herman E. ...

  11. Ammonia blood test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003506.htm Ammonia blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... Encephalopathy - ammonia; Cirrhosis - ammonia; Liver failure - ammonia Images Blood test References Chernecky CC, Berger BJ. Ammonia (NH3) - blood ...

  12. Antibody Blood Tests

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    Antibody Blood Tests Researchers have discovered that people with celiac disease who eat gluten have higher than normal levels of ... do I do if I have a negative blood test (or panel) but I’m still having symptoms? ...

  13. Antithrombin III blood test

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003661.htm Antithrombin III blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... a protein that helps control blood clotting. A blood test can determine the amount of AT III present ...

  14. Flight Testing and Test Instrumentation of PHOENIX

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    Janovsky, R.; Behr, R.

    2005-02-01

    Within the frame of the German national ASTRA program, the need for in-flight experimentation as a key element in the development of the next generation launcher was addressed by the Phoenix project. The Phoenix 1 flight test vehicle was designed to demonstrate the un-powered horizontal landing of a representative, winged RLV configuration. The Phoenix 1 flight test vehicle is downscaled from the reference RLV shape "Hopper", with the dimensions of 7.8m overall length, 3.8m span, and 1200kg mass. In order to be representative of a full scale RLV, the scaling method preserves all features challenging the automatic landing from the flight control point of view. These are in particular the poor flying qualities of the static unstable vehicle and the high landing velocity of 71m/s, which is same as for the full scale vehicle. The landing demonstration scenario comprises a drop from the helicopter approximately 6km ahead of the runway threshold at 2.4km above runway level. The subsequent free flight includes an accelerating dive to merge with a steep final approach path representative of an RLV, followed by a long flare, touch down on the runway, and rollout to standstill. Besides its mandatory avionics system, the vehicle is also equipped with an additional flight test instrumentation to identify local aerodynamic flow and structural stress. This FTI system is designed to collect data by recording about 130 sensor signals during flight. This test instrumentation system was operated during a test campaign dedicated to verify the aerodynamic data base of Phoenix in the Dutch-German Wind-tunnel (DNW) in August 2003 and during three automatic landing flight tests after helicopter drop in May 2004. Post flight analysis of these data allows to validate the design models and the development tools in order to establish a flight validated data base for future work. This paper gives an overview on the Phoenix system including the flight test instrumentation, the test program and

  15. Test Equipment Specifications Transistor

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    Didiek Andiana Ramadan; Drs. Linga Hermanto, MMSI Drs. Linga Hermanto, MMSI

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, we design a test apparatus Transistor Specification. Specification is atype of transistor is a transistor and common emitter current reinforcement value ( βDC ). The system will provide information in the form of an LED display emits greenlight when the tested types of NPN transistor and the second LED emits blue lightwhen the tested types of PNP transistors.To test the value of β, whose value is proportional to the display used by the collectorcurrent Ic.

  16. Tests in Print II: An Index to Tests, Test Reviews, and the Literature on Specific Tests.

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    Buros, Oscar K., Ed.

    Tests in Print II is a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of all in-print tests published as separates for use with English-speaking subjects. The 1,155 two-column pages list 2,467 tests in print as of early 1974; 16,574 references through 1971 on specific tests; a reprinting of the 1974 APA-AERA-NCME Standards for Educational andPsychological…

  17. AMSD Cryo Actuator Testing

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    Mullette, Mark; Matthews, Gary; Russell, Kevin (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    The actuator technology required for AMSD and subsequently NGST are critical in the successful development for future cryogenic systems. Kodak has undertaken an extensive test plan to determine the performance of the force actuators developed under the AMSD program. These actuators are currently in testing at MSFC and are expected to finish this test cycle in early June 2002.

  18. Turing Test and After

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    'intelligence' just like a human being. The Turing test provides an unbiased method of comparing intelligent behaviour of humans with that of computers. The. Turing test is repeatable and objective. Turing did not regard his test as a necessary condition for attributing intelligence to machines but only as a sufficient condition.

  19. Testing Vocational English

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    Pendlebury, A. C.

    1970-01-01

    Defining vocational English as a specific vocabulary of individual words and phases connected with a certain occupation, the author outlines principles of testing, lists types of vocational English tests, and attempts to show that in constructing such tests a whole range of types of question can be used. (FB)

  20. Testing Backbone.js

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    Roemer, Ryan

    2013-01-01

    This book is packed with the step by step tutorial and instructions in recipe format helping you setup test infrastructure and gradually advance your skills to plan, develop, and test your backbone applications.If you are a JavaScript developer looking for recipes to create and implement test support for your backbone application, then this book is ideal for you.

  1. Follow-Up Testing

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    Follow-up Testing Follow-up testing is conducted to ensure that antibody levels are returning to normal, indicating that the intestine is healing on the ... has entered the diet. How often should follow-up testing occur? New celiacs should receive follow-up ...

  2. On Statistical Testing.

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    Huberty, Carl J.

    An approach to statistical testing, which combines Neyman-Pearson hypothesis testing and Fisher significance testing, is recommended. The use of P-values in this approach is discussed in some detail. The author also discusses some problems which are often found in introductory statistics textbooks. The problems involve the definitions of…

  3. Language Testing in Japan.

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    Brown, James Dean, Ed.; Yamashita, Sayoko Okada, Ed.

    Papers on second language testing in Japan include: "Differences Between Norm-Referenced and Criterion-Referenced Tests" (James Dean Brown); "Criterion-Referenced Test Construction and Evaluation" (Dale T. Griffe); "Behavioral Learning Objectives as an Evaluation Tool" (Judith A. Johnson); "Developing Norm-…

  4. Dismantling the Mantel tests

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    Guillot, Gilles

    The simple and partial Mantel tests are routinely used in many areas of evolutionary biology to assess the significance of the association between two or more matrices of distances relative to the same pairs of individuals or demes. Partial Mantel tests rather than simple Mantel tests are widely ...... as supporting material....

  5. Usability testing for dummies

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    CERN. Geneva

    2017-01-01

    Usability testing seems complicated and time-consuming. Is it though? In fact, it is the best way to understand how real users experience your product. In this interactive session, we will do a live usability test and you will get advice on how to conduct your own usability tests.

  6. Barron's SAT subject test

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    Jansen, MA, Robert

    2016-01-01

    Includes one diagnostic test and three complete tests, all questions answered and explained, self-assessment guides, and subject reviews. Also features test strategies, QR codes to short instructional videos, and a detailed appendix with equations, physical constants, and a basic math review.

  7. About Instruction Sequence Testing

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    Bergstra, J.A.

    2012-01-01

    Software testing is presented as a so-called theme within which different authors and groups have defined different subjects each of these subjects having a different focus on testing. A uniform concept of software testing is non-existent and the space of possible coherent perspectives on software

  8. Blood Test: Testosterone

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    ... a Voice in Health Care Decisions Blood Test: Testosterone KidsHealth > For Parents > Blood Test: Testosterone Print A A A What's in this article? ... Análisis de sangre: testosterona What It Is A testosterone test measures the blood level of the male ...

  9. Automated Web Applications Testing

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    Alexandru Dan CĂPRIŢĂ

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Unit tests are a vital part of several software development practicesand processes such as Test-First Programming, Extreme Programming andTest-Driven Development. This article shortly presents the software quality andtesting concepts as well as an introduction to an automated unit testingframework for PHP web based applications.

  10. Computerized Mastery Testing.

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    Lewis, Charles; Sheehan, Kathleen

    1988-01-01

    Introduces a theoretical framework for mastery testing, using Item Response Theory and Bayesian Decision Theory. The idea of sequential testing is developed, with the goal of providing longer or shorter tests as needed, and a computerized application to a hypothetical professional knowledge examination is discussed. (Author/LRW)

  11. Testing for central symmetry

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    Einmahl, John; Gan, Zhuojiong

    Omnibus tests for central symmetry of a bivariate probability distribution are proposed. The test statistics compare empirical measures of opposite regions. Under rather weak conditions, we establish the asymptotic distribution of the test statistics under the null hypothesis; it follows that they

  12. Dynamic Testing: Toward a Multiple Exciter Test

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    2015-04-01

    complex electronics and munitions that are more susceptible to fatigue failure increased the potential for vibration to cause catastrophic failures... fatigue equiva- lent laboratory vibration specifications based on measured field data were also advancing. This led to the inclusion of the first fatigue ...critical vibration testing element. The field vibration environment may be described as the simultaneous vibration in three translational and three

  13. 100 statistical tests

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    Kanji, Gopal K

    2006-01-01

    This expanded and updated Third Edition of Gopal K. Kanji's best-selling resource on statistical tests covers all the most commonly used tests with information on how to calculate and interpret results with simple datasets. Each entry begins with a short summary statement about the test's purpose, and contains details of the test objective, the limitations (or assumptions) involved, a brief outline of the method, a worked example, and the numerical calculation. 100 Statistical Tests, Third Edition is the one indispensable guide for users of statistical materials and consumers of statistical information at all levels and across all disciplines.

  14. Noninvasive prenatal testing.

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    Lo, Jamie O; Cori D, Feist; Norton, Mary E; Caughey, Aaron B

    2014-02-01

    Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) refers to recently developed genetic tests of the maternal serum that allow higher detection rates of trisomy 21 and other chromosomal aneuploidies in high-risk pregnancies. Noninvasive prenatal test analyzes cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in the maternal serum. Approximately 3% to 15% of cfDNA in the maternal blood is of fetal origin. Analysis of cfDNA can help identify fetuses affected with trisomy 21 and several other fetal aneuploidies. Testing can be performed after 9 to 10 weeks' gestation and has a higher sensitivity and specificity for trisomy 21 than other aneuploidy screening test. Noninvasive prenatal test has been studied and validated in singleton pregnancies at risk for trisomy 21 secondary to advanced maternal age, an abnormal serum screen, personal or family history of aneuploidy, or abnormal ultrasound findings, if these are suggestive of trisomy 13, 18, or 21. The utilization of NIPT for genetic screening has increased rapidly since introduction of the first clinical test in October 2011. Currently, there are limitations to NIPT including the possibility of test failure (2.6%-5.4%) and the focus on only the common trisomies. Noninvasive prenatal test is a screening test, and both false-positive (0.2%-1%) and false-negative results can occur. As the technology for NIPT is further evaluated, this test is likely to be increasingly used for prenatal screening. This review provides the obstetric clinician with an update of the current issues concerning NIPT.

  15. Sensory processing and motor skill performance in elementary school children with autism spectrum disorder.

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    Liu, Ting

    2013-02-01

    Research to examine both sensory processing and motor skill performance in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is limited. This study assessed whether children with ASD would show sensory and motor delays compared to typically developing children and examined the relationship between sensory processing and motor performance. 32 children diagnosed with ASD were assessed using the Short Sensory Profile (SSP) and the Movement ABC-2 (MABC-2). The SSP measures children's sensory processing in daily life and the MABC-2 measures children's fine and gross motor skill performance. Overall, the samples' scores on the SSP indicated atypical sensory processing and scores on the MABC-2 showed poorer fine and gross motor performance as compared to age-matched norms. Furthermore, the samples' scores for sensory processing were positively correlated with their motor performance. The results suggest that fine and gross motor difficulties of children with ASD may be related to their delayed sensory processing to visual, auditory, tactile, and movement stimuli, and that this hypothesis needs to be tested in future research.

  16. Sample Proficiency Test exercise

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    Alcaraz, A; Gregg, H; Koester, C

    2006-02-05

    The current format of the OPCW proficiency tests has multiple sets of 2 samples sent to an analysis laboratory. In each sample set, one is identified as a sample, the other as a blank. This method of conducting proficiency tests differs from how an OPCW designated laboratory would receive authentic samples (a set of three containers, each not identified, consisting of the authentic sample, a control sample, and a blank sample). This exercise was designed to test the reporting if the proficiency tests were to be conducted. As such, this is not an official OPCW proficiency test, and the attached report is one method by which LLNL might report their analyses under a more realistic testing scheme. Therefore, the title on the report ''Report of the Umpteenth Official OPCW Proficiency Test'' is meaningless, and provides a bit of whimsy for the analyses and readers of the report.

  17. Pilocarpine iontophoresis test

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    Hjortskov, N; Jepsen, Leif; Nielsen, B

    1995-01-01

    The pilocarpine iontophoresis test (P-test) is used as a predictor of the capacity to produce sweat. Therefore, we studied the reproducibility of this test in 12 normal subjects on 10 consecutive days. Furthermore, we determined whether the P-test reflects whole-body and regional sweat secretion...... during exercise in the heat. Finally, we determined whether the P-test stimulates the eccrine sweat glands to maximal sweat secretion. Six growth hormone-deficient (GHD) patients who are known to have decreased sweating, and 11 healthy control subjects were studied. To induce maximal sweat secretion......-to-day variation of 20.8% between individual subjects. There was a significant positive correlation between the P-test and regional sweat secretion (r2 = 0.74). The correlation coefficient (r2) was 0.50 for the correlation between the P-test and whole-body sweat secretion, and 0.52 for the correlation between...

  18. Pilocarpine iontophoresis test

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    Hjortskov, N; Jepsen, Leif; Nielsen, B

    1995-01-01

    regional sweat secretion and whole-body sweat secretion. We conclude that the pilocarpine iontophoresis test reflects heat- and exercise-induced sweating capacity. However, this test does not induce maximal sweating, and it cannot be used as a single reliable predictor of whole-body sweating, due......The pilocarpine iontophoresis test (P-test) is used as a predictor of the capacity to produce sweat. Therefore, we studied the reproducibility of this test in 12 normal subjects on 10 consecutive days. Furthermore, we determined whether the P-test reflects whole-body and regional sweat secretion...... during exercise in the heat. Finally, we determined whether the P-test stimulates the eccrine sweat glands to maximal sweat secretion. Six growth hormone-deficient (GHD) patients who are known to have decreased sweating, and 11 healthy control subjects were studied. To induce maximal sweat secretion...

  19. Testing and differentiation

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    Kousholt, Kristine

    This presentation will explore how educational standardized testing becomes meaningful/not meaningful for children and teachers and at the same time how testing becomes part of everyday differentiation and categorization processes. The presentation is based on a 3 year long post doc project...... concerning the practice of standardized testing in the Danish primary and lower secondary school (Folkeskole). The empirical material consists of qualitative interviews of pupils and teachers and participative observations both in and outside test situations in 5 school classes. The theoretical basis...... with regard to; 1) how the technology of testing and children in communities co-constitute the practice in which children take part and becomes measured, 2) the ongoing reproduction and transformation of testing practice and 3) the contradictions and conflicts of testing practice. This theoretical outset...

  20. Sperm function test

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available With absolute normal semen analysis parameters it may not be necessary to shift to specialized tests early but in cases with borderline parameters or with history of fertilization failure in past it becomes necessary to do a battery of tests to evaluate different parameters of spermatozoa. Various sperm function tests are proposed and endorsed by different researchers in addition to the routine evaluation of fertility. These tests detect function of a certain part of spermatozoon and give insight on the events in fertilization of the oocyte. The sperms need to get nutrition from the seminal plasma in the form of fructose and citrate (this can be assessed by fructose qualitative and quantitative estimation, citrate estimation. They should be protected from the bad effects of pus cells and reactive oxygen species (ROS (leukocyte detection test, ROS estimation. Their number should be in sufficient in terms of (count, structure normal to be able to fertilize eggs (semen morphology. Sperms should have intact and functioning membrane to survive harsh environment of vagina and uterine fluids (vitality and hypo-osmotic swelling test, should have good mitochondrial function to be able to provide energy (mitochondrial activity index test. They should also have satisfactory acrosome function to be able to burrow a hole in zona pellucida (acrosome intactness test, zona penetration test. Finally, they should have properly packed DNA in the nucleus to be able to transfer the male genes (nuclear chromatic decondensation test to the oocyte during fertilization.

  1. Nemesis Autonomous Test System

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    Barltrop, Kevin J.; Lee, Cin-Young; Horvath, Gregory A,; Clement, Bradley J.

    2012-01-01

    A generalized framework has been developed for systems validation that can be applied to both traditional and autonomous systems. The framework consists of an automated test case generation and execution system called Nemesis that rapidly and thoroughly identifies flaws or vulnerabilities within a system. By applying genetic optimization and goal-seeking algorithms on the test equipment side, a "war game" is conducted between a system and its complementary nemesis. The end result of the war games is a collection of scenarios that reveals any undesirable behaviors of the system under test. The software provides a reusable framework to evolve test scenarios using genetic algorithms using an operation model of the system under test. It can automatically generate and execute test cases that reveal flaws in behaviorally complex systems. Genetic algorithms focus the exploration of tests on the set of test cases that most effectively reveals the flaws and vulnerabilities of the system under test. It leverages advances in state- and model-based engineering, which are essential in defining the behavior of autonomous systems. It also uses goal networks to describe test scenarios.

  2. Testing On Computers

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    Michael Russell

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available Russell and Haney (1997 reported that open-ended test items administered on paper may underestimate the achievement of students accustomed to writing on computers. This study builds on Russell and Haney's work by examining the effect of taking open-ended tests on computers and on paper for students with different levels of computer skill. Using items from the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP, this study focuses on language arts, science and math tests administered to eighth grade students. In addition, information on students' prior computer use and keyboarding speed was collected. Unlike the previous study that found large effects for open-ended writing and science items, this study reports mixed results. For the science test, performance on computers had a positive group effect. For the two language arts tests, an overall group effect was not found. However, for students whose keyboarding speed is at least 0.5 or one-half of a standard deviation above the mean, performing the language arts test on computer had a moderate positive effect. Conversely, for students whose keyboarding speed was 0.5 standard deviations below the mean, performing the tests on computer had a substantial negative effect. For the math test, performing the test on computer had an overall negative effect, but this effect became less pronounced as keyboarding speed increased. Implications are discussed in terms of testing policies and future research.

  3. Teacher Test Accountability.

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    Larry H. Ludlow

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available Given the high stakes of teacher testing, there is no doubt that every teacher test should meet the industry guidelines set forth in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. Unfortunately, however, there is no public or private business or governmental agency that serves to certify or in any other formal way declare that any teacher test does, in fact, meet the psychometric recommendations stipulated in the Standards. Consequently, there are no legislated penalties for faulty products (tests nor are there opportunities for test takers simply to raise questions about a test and to have their questions taken seriously by an impartial panel. The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the psychometric results reported by National Evaluation Systems (NES in their 1999 Massachusetts Educator Certification Test (MECT Technical Report, and more specifically, to identify those technical characteristics of the MECT that are inconsistent with the Standards. A second purpose of this article is to call for the establishment of a standing test auditing organization with investigation and sanctioning power. The significance of the present analysis is twofold: a psychometric results for the MECT are similar in nature to psychometric results presented as evidence of test development flaws in an Alabama class-action lawsuit dealing with teacher certification (an NES-designed testing system; and b there was no impartial enforcement agency to whom complaints about the Alabama tests could be brought, other than the court, nor is there any such agency to whom complaints about the Massachusetts tests can be brought. I begin by reviewing NES's role in Allen v. Alabama State Board of Education, 81-697-N. Next I explain the purpose and interpretation of standard item analysis procedures and statistics. Finally, I present results taken directly from the 1999 MECT Technical Report and compare them to procedures, results, and consequences of

  4. Standard Test Method for Sandwich Corrosion Test

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    1.1 This test method defines the procedure for evaluating the corrosivity of aircraft maintenance chemicals, when present between faying surfaces (sandwich) of aluminum alloys commonly used for aircraft structures. This test method is intended to be used in the qualification and approval of compounds employed in aircraft maintenance operations. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information. 1.3 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazard statements appear in Section 9.

  5. Dynamic impact testing with servohydraulic testing machines

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    Bardenheier, R.; Rogers, G.

    2006-08-01

    The design concept of “Crashworthiness” requires the information on material behaviour under dynamic impact loading in order to describe and predict the crash behaviour of structures. Especially the transport related industries, like car, railway or aircraft industry, pursue the concept of lightweight design for a while now. The materials' maximum constraint during loading is pushed to permanently increasing figures. This means in terms of crashworthiness that the process of energy absorption in structures and the mechanical behaviour of materials must well understood and can be described appropriately by material models. In close cooperation with experts from various industries and research institutes Instron has developed throughout the past years a new family of servohydraulic testing machines specifically designed to cope with the dynamics of high rate testing. Main development steps are reflected versus their experimental necessities.

  6. Rock Testing Handbook (Test Standards 1993)

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    1993-01-01

    dimensions should be checked during machining with a micrometer or vernier caliper; final dimensions are normally measured with a micrometer and reported to...maintained at 110 ± 5 ’C. 3.8.6 Micrometer or vernier caliper for measuring length and diameter of •. test specimen. Micrometer or caliper should be direct...and normal to the long axis. Sample dimensions should be checked during machining with a micrometer or vernier caliper; final dimensions are normally

  7. Pilocarpine iontophoresis test

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    Hjortskov, N; Jepsen, Leif; Nielsen, B

    1995-01-01

    The pilocarpine iontophoresis test (P-test) is used as a predictor of the capacity to produce sweat. Therefore, we studied the reproducibility of this test in 12 normal subjects on 10 consecutive days. Furthermore, we determined whether the P-test reflects whole-body and regional sweat secretion...... during exercise in the heat. Finally, we determined whether the P-test stimulates the eccrine sweat glands to maximal sweat secretion. Six growth hormone-deficient (GHD) patients who are known to have decreased sweating, and 11 healthy control subjects were studied. To induce maximal sweat secretion......, the patients exercised on a bicycle ergometer at a workload corresponding to 40% of their maximal aerobic power (VO2max). The 11 healthy subjects exercised at a workload of 150 W. All subjects exercised for 60 min in ambient air at 35 degrees C, with 50% relative humidity. The P-test showed a mean day...

  8. Dismantling the Mantel tests

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    Guillot, Gilles; Rousset, François

    2012-01-01

    1. The simple and partialMantel tests are routinely used in many areas of evolutionary biology to assess the significance of the association between two ormorematrices of distances relative to the same pairs of individuals or demes. Partial Mantel tests rather than simple Mantel tests are widely...... used to assess the relationship between two variables displaying some form of structure. 2. We show that contrary to a widely shared belief, partialMantel tests are not valid in this case, and their bias remains close to that of the simpleMantel test. 3. We confirm that strong biases are expected under...... a sampling design and spatial correlation parameter drawn from an actual study. 4. TheMantel tests should not be used in case autocorrelation is suspected in both variables compared under the null hypothesis.We outline alternative strategies. The R code used for our computer simulations is distributed...

  9. Standard environmental test methods

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    Schafer, D R

    1983-12-01

    This guide to uniformity in testing is intended primarily as an aid to persons responsible for designing, developing, and performing environmental tests. It will also be of use to those concerned with production, evaluation, and quality control and assurance. Checklists for preparing the environmental testing portion of product specifications are included, as are copies of Process Standards covering the instrumentation, equipment, and methods for use in environmental testing of Sandia National Laboratories components. Techniques and equipment are constantly improving. This version of SC-4452 reflects current state-of-the-art and practice in environmental testing. Previously existing sections of the document have ben updated and new ones have been added, e.g., Transient Testing on Vibration Machines.

  10. Testing of aspheric surfaces

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    Tiziani, Hans J.; Reichelt, Stephan; Pruss, Christof; Rocktaeschel, M.; Hofbauer, U.

    2001-11-01

    Aspheric surfaces are becoming interesting for the reduction of elements in optical systems as well as for improving the quality of the image forming system. The fabrication process of aspheric surfaces has been improved. For optical testing of aspheric surfaces computer generated holograms (CGHs) are interesting and already used. To perform aspheric testing in the same accuracy as spherical surface testing, further improvements of the CGH-null test method are required. A new concept for testing aspheric surfaces with CGH-nulls, including a calibration of the system, will be described. To specify and verify CGH quality, systematic errors due to fabrication inaccuracies of the CGHs will be analysed. On the other hand, alternative methods that provide more flexibility but possibly less accuracy than the CGH-null technique are required. Potential alternative testing methods of aspherics will be discussed.

  11. Adhesion testing device

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    LaPeyronnie, Glenn M. (Inventor); Huff, Charles M. (Inventor)

    2010-01-01

    The present invention provides a testing apparatus and method for testing the adhesion of a coating to a surface. The invention also includes an improved testing button or dolly for use with the testing apparatus and a self aligning button hook or dolly interface on the testing apparatus. According to preferred forms, the apparatus and method of the present invention are simple, portable, battery operated rugged, and inexpensive to manufacture and use, are readily adaptable to a wide variety of uses, and provide effective and accurate testing results. The device includes a linear actuator driven by an electric motor coupled to the actuator through a gearbox and a rotatable shaft. The electronics for the device are contained in the head section of the device. At the contact end of the device, is positioned a self aligning button hook, attached below the load cell located on the actuator shaft.

  12. Short apraxia screening test.

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    Leiguarda, Ramon; Clarens, Florencia; Amengual, Alejandra; Drucaroff, Lucas; Hallett, Mark

    2014-01-01

    Limb apraxia comprises many different and common disorders, which are largely unrecognized essentially because there is no easy-to-use screening test sensitive enough to identify all types of limb praxis deficits. We evaluated 70 right-handed patients with limb apraxia due to a single focal lesion of the left hemisphere and 40 normal controls, using a new apraxia screening test. The test covered 12 items including: intransitive gestures, transitive gestures elicited under verbal, visual, and tactile modalities, imitation of meaningful and meaningless postures and movements, and a multiple object test. Interrater reliability was maximum for a cutoff of >2 positive items identifying apraxia on the short battery (Cohen's kappa .918, p 3 items (Cohen's kappa .768, p 2 was higher, indicating greater apraxia diagnosis agreement between raters at this cutoff value. The screening test proved to have high specificity and sensitivity to diagnose every type of upper limb praxis deficit, thus showing advantages over previously published tests.

  13. Pilocarpine iontophoresis test

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    Hjortskov, N; Jepsen, Leif; Nielsen, B

    1995-01-01

    , the patients exercised on a bicycle ergometer at a workload corresponding to 40% of their maximal aerobic power (VO2max). The 11 healthy subjects exercised at a workload of 150 W. All subjects exercised for 60 min in ambient air at 35 degrees C, with 50% relative humidity. The P-test showed a mean day......The pilocarpine iontophoresis test (P-test) is used as a predictor of the capacity to produce sweat. Therefore, we studied the reproducibility of this test in 12 normal subjects on 10 consecutive days. Furthermore, we determined whether the P-test reflects whole-body and regional sweat secretion...... during exercise in the heat. Finally, we determined whether the P-test stimulates the eccrine sweat glands to maximal sweat secretion. Six growth hormone-deficient (GHD) patients who are known to have decreased sweating, and 11 healthy control subjects were studied. To induce maximal sweat secretion...

  14. The cytocentrifuge NBT test.

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    Gordon, P A; Stuart, J; Lee, T R; Breeze, G R; Pugh, R N

    1975-01-01

    The NBT test is a non-specific test of neutrophil membrane stimulation which has application to the study of neutrophil function, particularly in the septicaemic patient. An improved cytochemical test which eliminates potential sources of laboratory error has been developed. Venous or capillary blood samples may be studied and the technique can be applied to the neutropenic patient since available neutrophils are concentrated by cytocentrifugation. Clinical evaluation in 443 patients is described. PMID:1184763

  15. Examples Performance Testing Templates.

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    Siple, Bud H. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2014-07-01

    The purpose of this Performance Testing Program Plan is to identify the process and phased approach that will be implemented at Site XYZ . The purpose of the testing program at Site XYZ is specifically designed to evaluate the effectiveness of systems that are employed at this site. This plan defines tasks to be accomplished to ensure that performance testing is conducted as effectively and efficiently as possible.

  16. Commercial Parts Radiation Testing

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    2015-01-13

    performing Total Ionizing Dose ( TID ) testing. The project was to be led by the researchers at the Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations and...platform that will allow electrical and physical interconnection to them during the test phase. The way the Total Ionizing Dose ( TID ) testing occurs is...be quite robust in its TID response and is under consideration for several CubeSat missions. Total ionizing dose exposures at high and low dose rates

  17. Improving clinical cognitive testing

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    Gale, Seth A.; Barrett, A.M.; Boeve, Bradley F.; Chatterjee, Anjan; Coslett, H. Branch; D'Esposito, Mark; Finney, Glen R.; Gitelman, Darren R.; Hart, John J.; Lerner, Alan J.; Meador, Kimford J.; Pietras, Alison C.; Voeller, Kytja S.; Kaufer, Daniel I.

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the evidence basis of single-domain cognitive tests frequently used by behavioral neurologists in an effort to improve the quality of clinical cognitive assessment. Methods: Behavioral Neurology Section members of the American Academy of Neurology were surveyed about how they conduct clinical cognitive testing, with a particular focus on the Neurobehavioral Status Exam (NBSE). In contrast to general screening cognitive tests, an NBSE consists of tests of individual cognitive domains (e.g., memory or language) that provide a more comprehensive diagnostic assessment. Workgroups for each of 5 cognitive domains (attention, executive function, memory, language, and spatial cognition) conducted evidence-based reviews of frequently used tests. Reviews focused on suitability for office-based clinical practice, including test administration time, accessibility of normative data, disease populations studied, and availability in the public domain. Results: Demographic and clinical practice data were obtained from 200 respondents who reported using a wide range of cognitive tests. Based on survey data and ancillary information, between 5 and 15 tests in each cognitive domain were reviewed. Within each domain, several tests are highlighted as being well-suited for an NBSE. Conclusions: We identified frequently used single-domain cognitive tests that are suitable for an NBSE to help make informed choices about clinical cognitive assessment. Some frequently used tests have limited normative data or have not been well-studied in common neurologic disorders. Utilizing standardized cognitive tests, particularly those with normative data based on the individual's age and educational level, can enhance the rigor and utility of clinical cognitive assessment. PMID:26163433

  18. Explosive Cratering Performance Tests

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    1981-07-02

    brush . This omibination of characteristics will enhance test result repeatability. 3.1.2 ’Test Area Selection Parameters. In addition to minimum...slope and absence of brush arr] timber, an optimum test area contains hciw9eneous soil types with virtually identical depth, to allow for constant charge...0 feet, 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 teet , . . . 40 feet. When tapes are fastened to radius stakes at the increment cooresponding to the stake’s distance from

  19. Test for mobility

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    Li Kheng

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Mobile application testing is a process by which application software developed for mobile devices is tested, in aspects as functionality, usability and consistency. These applications can be pre-installed or installed from distribution platforms for mobile software. Due mobile devices have witnessed of a phenomenal growth in recent years (a study by Yankee Group predicted to generate $ 4.2 billion in revenue for 2013 through 7000 million downloads of applications the U.S., it is necesary test engineers increasingly specialize. In this article are described the types of applications, the challenges of testing, and its automation.

  20. Reactor Simulator Testing

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    Schoenfeld, Michael P.; Webster, Kenny L.; Pearson, Boise J.

    2013-01-01

    As part of the Nuclear Systems Office Fission Surface Power Technology Demonstration Unit (TDU) project, a reactor simulator test loop (RxSim) was design & built to perform integrated testing of the TDU components. In particular, the objectives of RxSim testing was to verify the operation of the core simulator, the instrumentation and control system, and the ground support gas and vacuum test equipment. In addition, it was decided to include a thermal test of a cold trap purification design and a pump performance test at pump voltages up to 150 V since the targeted mass flow rate of 1.75 kg/s was not obtained in the RxSim at the originally constrained voltage of 120 V. This paper summarizes RxSim testing. The gas and vacuum ground support test equipment performed effectively in NaK fill, loop pressurization, and NaK drain operations. The instrumentation and control system effectively controlled loop temperature and flow rates or pump voltage to targeted settings. The cold trap design was able to obtain the targeted cold temperature of 480 K. An outlet temperature of 636 K was obtained which was lower than the predicted 750 K but 156 K higher than the cold temperature indicating the design provided some heat regeneration. The annular linear induction pump (ALIP) tested was able to produce a maximum flow rate of 1.53 kg/s at 800 K when operated at 150 V and 53 Hz.

  1. GRE physics test

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    Fakhrudin, Hasan

    2010-01-01

    Designed for students and professionals looking to advance their careers, our test prep gives you everything you need to succeed. Focused chapter reviews cover all the information tested on the GRE Physics exam. Each review chapter contains examples to reinforce key concepts. The book includes four full-length practice tests based on the most recent GRE Physics exam. Each test contains every type of question that can be expected on the GRE so you can “practice for real” and boost your confidence before taking the exam.

  2. Leak test fitting

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    Pickett, P.T.

    A hollow fitting for use in gas spectrometry leak testing of conduit joints is divided into two generally symmetrical halves along the axis of the conduit. A clip may quickly and easily fasten and unfasten the halves around the conduit joint under test. Each end of the fitting is sealable with a yieldable material, such as a piece of foam rubber. An orifice is provided in a wall of the fitting for the insertion or detection of helium during testing. One half of the fitting also may be employed to test joints mounted against a surface.

  3. [Test anxiety: various aspects].

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    Farnè, M; Sebellico, A

    1989-06-01

    "Academic achievement anxiety" (or "test anxiety") is a situation-specific anxiety. In this research, 53 medical student were subjected to the McNair et al. POMS (an inventory assessing six identifiable mood or affective states) during their psychology examination; 31 of them had been tested with the POMS also 50-70 days before the examination and the other 22 repeated the test 50-70 days after it. All the emotional states increased significantly during the examination, except the Anger-Hostility factor; the significance of the "period effect" for the Confusion-Bewilderment factor shows there is a state of confusion due to the novelty of the test.

  4. Charcoal filter testing

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    Lyons, J. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

    1997-08-01

    In this very brief, informal presentation, a representative of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission outlines some problems with charcoal filter testing procedures and actions being taken to correct the problems. Two primary concerns are addressed: (1) the process to find the test method is confusing, and (2) the requirements of the reference test procedures result in condensation on the charcoal and causes the test to fail. To address these problems, emergency technical specifications were processed for three nuclear plants. A generic or an administrative letter is proposed as a more permanent solution. 1 fig.

  5. Refrigeration Test Chamber

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The enclosed and environmentally controlled chamber is able to test four units (single-phase) simultaneously at conditions ranging from tundra to desert temperatures...

  6. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Recently redesignated to honor Dr. Hugh L. Dryden, NASA's Dryden Aeronautical Test Range (DATR) supports aerospace flight research and technology integration, space...

  7. Pulmonary function testing.

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    Ruppel, Gregg L; Enright, Paul L

    2012-01-01

    Pulmonary function testing is often considered the basis for diagnosis in many categories of pulmonary disease. Although most of the testing methodologies are well established and widely employed, there are still many questions regarding how tests should be performed, how to ensure that reliable data are produced, what reference values and rules should be used, and how pulmonary function tests (PFTs) should be interpreted to best support clinical decision making. This conference was organized around a set of questions aimed at many of these issues. Each presenter was asked to address a specific topic regarding what tests should be done, how those test should be performed to answer a particular clinical question, and to relate test results to an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the patient. These topics included testing of adults and children, with concentration on important disease entities such as COPD, asthma, and unexplained dyspnea. Special emphasis was given to discussing reference values, lower limits of normal, interpretive strategies to optimize disease classification, and those factors directly affecting data quality. Established techniques for spirometry, lung volumes, diffusing capacity, exercise testing, and bronchial challenges were compared and contrasted with new technologies, and with technologies that might be part of pulmonary function laboratories in the near future.

  8. Pavement Testing Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Comprehensive Environmental and Structural AnalysesThe ERDC Pavement Testing Facility, located on the ERDC Vicksburg campus, was originally constructed to provide an...

  9. Main Test Floor (MTF)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Purpose: The MTF is employed to validate advanced structural concepts and verify new analytical methodologies. Test articles range in size from subcomponent to full...

  10. Desempenho da Inovação de Produto: Teste de uma Escala para Aplicação em PME's

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    Nilvane Boehm Manthey

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available A crescente pesquisa em gestão da inovação incita a necessidade de medir o desempenho proporcionado pelas variadas ações de inovação. No entanto a medição de desempenho da inovação, especialmente da inovação de produto, encontra-se ainda dispersa em uma variedade de modos, seja quanto as suas entradas e saídas e/ou ainda quanto a utilizar-se dados objetivos e subjetivos. A replicação de métodos tradicionais de mensuração do desempenho da inovação de produto que não consideram os diversos resultados da inovação de produtos para a organização, agrava a questão de medida do desempenho da inovação de produto. Neste sentido, o presente estudo visa avaliar a validade e confiabilidade de uma escala multidimensional proposta por Hanachi (2015 que considera medidas de percepção, bem como o desempenho da inovação de produto como um output, para aplicação em Pequenas e Médias Empresas (PME do setor industrial. A pesquisa é de caráter descritivo, de tipo survey e com corte transversal. A aplicação da escala de desempenho da inovação do produto foi realizada com 94 gestores de pequenas e médias indústrias do setor têxtil. Para a realização da análise empregou-se os softwares Statistica® e SPSS 2.0 onde se realizaram os testes de unidimensionalidade e confiabilidade dos constructos e posterior aplicação da análise fatorial. O resultado aponta à pertinência e aplicabilidade da escala proposta e disponibiliza uma escala válida para novos estudos que buscarem relacionar desempenho da inovação de produto com outros construtos apresentados na literatura. 

  11. Test dig selv!

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    Hølge-Hazelton, Bibi; Nielsen, Gregers; Langstrup, Henriette

    2011-01-01

    Teknologirådet omkring rapporten ”Test dig selv! – Vurderinger og anbefalinger vedrørende anvendelse medicinsk udstyr til selvtestning. Offentliggjort d. 25.10.11.......Teknologirådet omkring rapporten ”Test dig selv! – Vurderinger og anbefalinger vedrørende anvendelse medicinsk udstyr til selvtestning. Offentliggjort d. 25.10.11....

  12. Robust test limits

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    Albers, Willem/Wim; Kallenberg, W.C.M.; Otten, G.D.

    1997-01-01

    Because of inaccuracies of the measurement process inspection of manufactured parts requires test limits which are more strict than the given specification limits. Test limits derived under the assumption of normality for product characteristics turn out to violate the prescribed bound on the

  13. Neonatal Screening Tests.

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    Vigue, Charles L.

    1986-01-01

    Describes several laboratory experiments that are adaptations of clinical tests for certain genetic diseases in babies. Information and procedures are provided for tests for phenylketonuria (PKU), galactosemia, tyrosinemia, cystinuria, and mucopolysaccharidosis. Discusses the effects of each disease on the infants' development. (TW)

  14. National geothermal test facility

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    1976-03-01

    A brief description of the East Mesa test site is given. The test facility is supplied by brines from three of the existing production wells, each brine having distinctive physical characteristics. Some of the experimental programs involving heat exchangers and power cycles are briefly discussed. These include binary fluid cycles, two-phase expansion cycles, and combination cycles. (MOW)

  15. Testing as social practice

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    Kousholt, Kristine

    2016-01-01

    In this article, the author challenges the implicit assumptions of tests as a neutral tool for measuring the individual’s learning achievement. Instead, testing is explored as a social practice which becomes part of children’s conduct of everyday life. The theoretical foundation for the analysis...

  16. CSF glucose test

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    Glucose test - CSF; Cerebrospinal fluid glucose test ... The glucose level in the CSF should be 50 to 80 mg/100 mL (or greater than 2/3 ... Abnormal results include higher and lower glucose levels. Abnormal ... or fungus) Inflammation of the central nervous system Tumor

  17. Testing for seasonality

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    Ph.H.B.F. Franses (Philip Hans)

    1992-01-01

    textabstractThis paper proposes a general-to-simple test procedure for the presence of seasonal patterns in time series, which is based on tests for parameter restrictions in a general periodic model. The method is illustrated for the U.K. stock price index and the U.S. CLI index.

  18. Solenoid Testing Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Current Configuration: Accommodate a device under test up to 2.8 m diameter, 0.7 m height and 15,000 lbs. weight. Up to 10 g/s, 4.5 K helium flow. Up to 250 A test...

  19. SNL Abuse Testing Manual.

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    Orendorff, Christopher [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Lamb, Joshua [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Steele, Leigh Anna Marie [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2017-07-01

    This report describes recommended abuse testing procedures for rechargeable energy storage systems (RESSs) for electric vehicles. This report serves as a revision to the FreedomCAR Electrical Energy Storage System Abuse Test Manual for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications (SAND2005-3123).

  20. Reduction in language testing

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    Dimova, Slobodanka; Jensen, Christian

    2013-01-01

    /video recorded speech samples and written reports produced by two experienced raters after testing. Our findings suggest that reduction or reduction-like pronunciation features are found in tested L2 speech, but whenever raters identify and comment on such reductions, they tend to assess reductions negatively...

  1. Non-destructive testing

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    Hull, B.; John, V.

    1988-01-01

    This text covers, the underlying principles and some major applications of non-destructive inspection methods. Complete chapters are devoted to each of the following: liquid penetration inspection, magnetic particle inspection, electrical testing, ultrasonic testing and radiography. The concluding chapter introduces the reader to some of the more recent developments in non-destructive inspection.

  2. Vocational Aptitude Test

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    Candiasa I Made

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Test for measuring vocational aptitude has been formulated and validated. There are three main constructs involved in vocational aptitude test, which are individual characteristics, activities that are likely to be selected, and professions that tend to be idolized. Individual characteristics indicate the individuals talents, whereas the activity that tends to be chosen leads to student interest in the activity, and the intended profession gives clues about the capability of themselves to pursue the profession. Content validity test with Lawse technique yields content validity ratio (CVR for all items are in the range 0.82-0.94 and content validity index (CVI = 0.88. The construct validity test yields comparative fit index (CFI = 0.918 and chi square coefficient (χ2 = 5.85 with significance (p = 0.002. These findings indicate that the test is valid either by content or construct. Furthermore, the reliability test with Alpha Cronbach found the alpha coefficient (α = 0.82. Finally, it can be concluded that vocational aptitude test can be utilized for early identification of student vocational aptitude. The hope, the test can help students to choose the appropriate vocational school, in order to obtain the better learning outcomes.

  3. CLEAR test facility

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    Ordan, Julien Marius

    2017-01-01

    A new user facility for accelerator R&D, the CERN Linear Electron Accelerator for Research (CLEAR), started operation in August 2017. CLEAR evolved from the former CLIC Test Facility 3 (CTF3) used by the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC). The new facility is able to host and test a broad range of ideas in the accelerator field.

  4. Evaluating diagnostic tests

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    Adele

    Appraising the predictive abilities of diagnostic tests can be surprisingly difficult. The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction to the principles underlying the objective evaluation of diagnostic tests. Starting from basic concepts about probability,. Bayes' theorem will be introduced and an explanation given as to.

  5. Preparing for CLIC tests

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    Laurent Guiraud

    1999-01-01

    The Canon 5 undergoes first brazing for preparation in the CLIC study at the CLIC Test Facility 2 (CTF2). This will test injection for a proposed linear collider that will further explore discoveries made at the LHC. Electric fields in the canon will boost electrons into the acceleration fields of the collider.

  6. Tests of Cognitive Ability

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    2005-12-01

    specific abilities while Ree and others (Olea & Ree, 1994; Ree, TESTS OF GENERAL COGNITIVE ABILITY 9 Carretta, & Doub , 1998/1999; Ree, Carretta...Ree, M. J., Carretta, T. R., & Doub , T. (1998/1999). A Test of Three Models of the Role of g and Prior Job Knowledge in the Acquisition of Subsequent

  7. An Academic Definitions Test

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    Isbell, Daniel Richard

    2017-01-01

    L2 vocabulary is commonly conceptualized in terms of a size or depth of one's total lexical knowledge and tested discretely with selection-type items. Concerns exist, however, regarding L2 users' ability to cope with unknown vocabulary, especially in the context of academic reading. This motivated the creation of a test which measures the ability…

  8. Test Fairness: A Response

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    Davies, Alan

    2010-01-01

    This article presents the author's response to Xiaoming Xi's paper titled "How do we go about investigating test fairness?" In the paper, Xi offers "a means to fully integrate fairness investigations and practice". Given the current importance accorded to fairness in the language testing community, Xi makes a case for viewing fairness as an aspect…

  9. Over the air test

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    2015-01-01

    [1] This invention relates to over-the-air testing of a device in an anechoic chamber. In particular, the invention is suitable for simulating both uplink and downlink over-the-air communication with a device under test even when the anechoic chamber has different numbers of uplink and downlink...

  10. Testing Timed Automata

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    Springintveld, Jan; Vaandrager, Frits; d' Argenio, P.R.

    2001-01-01

    We present a generalization of the classical theory of testing for Mealy machines to a setting of dense real-time systems. A model of timed I/O automata is introduced, inspired by the timed automaton model of Alur and Dill, together with a notion of test sequence for this model. Our main

  11. Testing Timed Automata

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    Springintveld, Jan; Vaandrager, Frits; d' Argenio, P.R.

    We present a generalization of the classical theory of testing for Mealy machines to a setting of dense real-time systems. A model of timed I/O automata is introduced, inspired by the timed automaton model of Alur and Dill, together with a notion of test sequence for this model. Our main

  12. Testing object Interactions

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    Grüner, Andreas

    2010-01-01

    In this thesis we provide a unit testing approach for multi-purposes object-oriented programming languages in the style of Java and C#. Our approach includes the definition of a test specification language which results from extending the programming language with new designated specification

  13. Loglinear Rasch model tests

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    Kelderman, Hendrikus

    1984-01-01

    Existing statistical tests for the fit of the Rasch model have been criticized, because they are only sensitive to specific violations of its assumptions. Contingency table methods using loglinear models have been used to test various psychometric models. In this paper, the assumptions of the Rasch

  14. Helicobacter pylori Test

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    ... Pagana, T. J., and Pagana, T. N. (© 2015). Mosby's Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference 12th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 494-496. Sources ... health/ . Accessed February 2008. Pagana K, Pagana T. Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests. 3rd Edition, ...

  15. Blood Urea Nitrogen Test

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    ... Pagana, T. J., and Pagana, T. N. (© 2015). Mosby's Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference 12th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 946-948. Sources ... Edition]. Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, ...

  16. Evaluating Communicative Tests.

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    Morrow, Keith

    The influence of the communicative approach to second language teaching on the design of the new Certificates in Communicative Skills in English tests is examined, and the evaluation of the tests in practice is discussed from that perspective. It is proposed that a number of characteristics of the new series should relate directly and consciously…

  17. Chemical Reactivity Test (CRT)

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    Zaka, F. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2016-12-13

    The Chemical Reactivity Test (CRT) is used to determine the thermal stability of High Explosives (HEs) and chemical compatibility between (HEs) and alien materials. The CRT is one of the small-scale safety tests performed on HE at the High Explosives Applications Facility (HEAF).

  18. Animal testing and medicine

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    Hajar, Rachel

    2011-01-01

    ..., introduced animal testing as an experimental method for testing surgical procedures before applying them to human patients. In recent years, the practice of using animals for biomedical research has come under severe criticism by animal protection and animal rights groups. Laws have been passed in several countries to make the practice more 'humane...

  19. Automate functional testing

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    Ramesh Kalindri

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Currently, software engineers are increasingly turning to the option of automating functional tests, but not always have successful in this endeavor. Reasons range from low planning until over cost in the process. Some principles that can guide teams in automating these tests are described in this article.

  20. Protein S blood test

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    ... in your body that prevents blood clotting. A blood test can be done to see how much of ... Certain medicines can change blood test results: Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take. Your provider will tell you if you need ...