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  1. Factorial Validity of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2nd Edition (MABC-2) in 7-16-Year-Olds. (United States)

    Psotta, Rudolf; Abdollahipour, Reza


    The Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2nd Edition (MABC-2) is a test of motor development, widely used in clinical and research settings. To address which motor abilities are actually captured by the motor tasks in the two age versions of the MABC-2, the AB2 for 7- 10-year-olds and the AB3 for 11- 16-year-olds, we examined AB2 and AB3 factorial validity. We conducted confirmatory factor analysis (SPSS AMOS 22.0) on data from the test's standardization samples of children aged 7-10, n = 483, and 11-16, n = 674, in order to find the best fitting models. The covariance matrix of AB2 and AB3 fit a three-factor model that included tasks of manual dexterity, aiming and catching, and balance. However, factor analytic models fitting AB2 and AB3 did not involve the dynamic balance tasks of hopping with the better leg and hopping with the other leg; and the drawing trail showed very low factor validity. In sum, both AB2 and AB3 of the MABC-2 test are able to discriminate between the three specific motor abilities; but due to questionable psychometric quality, the drawing trail and hopping tasks should be modified to improve the construct validity for both age versions of the MABC-2.

  2. 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.


    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.

  3. 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.


    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.

  4. 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


    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


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    Wouter Cools


    Full Text Available The purpose was to determine the level of agreement between the Motoriktest für Vier- bis Sechsjährige Kinder [MOT 4-6] and the Movement Assessment Battery for Children [M-ABC]. 48 preschool children participated in the study (Mean age = 5 years, 6 months, SD = 3 months. There was high classification agreement (90% between both tests. A Kappa correlation coefficient (0.67 provided moderately strong support for convergent validity. Less agreement was shown in identification of motor difficulties (58%. This was reflected by lower correlation coefficients on the fine movement cluster and test item level. The MOT 4-6 showed values within the range of similar movement skill performance assessment protocols. Because of its specific focus it may be of meaningful value to assess movement skill competence in typically developing preschool children (ages 4 to 6.

  6. 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: [Centro de Medicina Nuclear de Pernambuco (CEMUPE), Recife, PE (Brazil); Oliveira, Alex C.H., E-mail: [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (DEN/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Energia Nuclear; Lopes Filho, Ferdinand J.; Vieira, Jose W., E-mail:, E-mail: [Instituto Federal de Pernambuco (IFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil)


    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

  7. Teste de identificação de sentenças sintéticas com mensagem competitiva ipsilateral pediátrico: revisão narrativa sobre a sua aplicabilidade

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    Fernanda Freitas Vellozo


    Full Text Available Resumo: O Processamento auditivo é a capacidade que o sistema nervoso tem para usar a informação que chega pela audição. As habilidades auditivas são necessárias para que haja o processamento das informações. Testes comportamentais são utilizados para avaliar desordens do processamento auditivo, como o Teste de Identificação de Sentenças Sintéticas com Mensagem Competitiva Ipsilateral Pediátrico (PSI, que avalia a habilidade de figura-fundo para sons verbais. Trata-se de uma revisão narrativa que objetiva identificar a aplicabilidade do teste PSI, nos últimos dez anos. Uma busca nas bases de dados: Lilacs, PubMed, Medline, IBCS e SciELO foi realizada, utilizando-se como descritores: percepção auditiva, testes auditivos, transtorno da percepção auditiva ,audição, compreensão, combinados com a palavra PSI. Foram encontrados 52 artigos, sendo selecionados, lidos na íntegra e analisados, apenas, oito artigos. Pôde-se observar grande variabilidade em sua aplicação, demonstrando ser uma eficaz ferramenta de avaliação do processamento auditivo em diferentes populações e faixas etárias.

  8. 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


    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

  9. 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


    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.

  10. 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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    Geraldo de Albuquerque Maranhão Neto


    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

  11. Deteccion De Los Diferentes Grados De Motricidad A Traves Del Metodo De Mabc Para Encontrar Las Estrategias Metodologicas De Enseñanza A Los Niños Con Sindrome De Down, En La Escuela Especial “Un Nuevo Amanecer”, De La Ciudad De Babahoyo


    Galarza Acosta, Fresia


    Detectar dificultades en la aplicación de estrategias metodológicas de enseñanza mediante la evaluación del desarrollo de habilidades motrices y destrezas cognitivas que predominan en los niños con síndrome de Down que acuden a la escuela especial Un Nuevo Amanecer mediante la comparación con los parámetros del test de Mabc para conocer cuáles son las estrategias más adecuadas de enseñanza. Se hacen esfuerzos por incluir en la sociedad a las personas con síndrome de Down, especial atenció...

  12. Instrumentos de avaliação de linguagem infantil: aplicabilidade em deficientes

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    Cristhiane Ferreira Guimarães


    Full Text Available Este estudo tem como objetivo analisar testes e provas de avaliação de linguagem infantil de modo a discutir a aplicabilidade na população com deficiência física, auditiva, visual, mental e múltipla. No segundo semestre de 2011, pesquisou-se acerca das deficiências e das avaliações diretas de linguagem infantil oral, gestual e escrita, nacionais ou traduzidas. Consultou-se artigos e teses nas bases de dados online, além de livros e avaliações publicadas. Selecionou-se 28 avaliações, que foram agrupadas por objetivos de aplicação, descritas segundo estímulo e realização esperados, e analisadas pelos seguintes critérios: modalidades de avaliação, habilidades requeridas e conversão de códigos. Encontrou-se 23 modalidades de avaliação, cuja análise sugere que indivíduos que têm possibilidade de uso da visão, membros superiores e mente, e que conseguem compreender e utilizar imagem e português oral ou escrito como códigos, provavelmente terão maior gama de avaliações que os atenda. As dimensões semântica e pragmática pareceram ser as mais acessíveis, corroborando com a aplicação encontrada na literatura. Sobre a possibilidade de avaliação completa, verificou-se que apenas a dupla de habilidades "visão/membros superiores" permitiria isto. Um levantamento das informações sobre o perfil comunicativo do examinando comparado com o perfil comunicativo requisitado na avaliação auxilia na decisão sobre a compatibilidade destes e consequente aplicabilidade. No geral, consideradas as particularidades dos casos e das avaliações, instrumentos pré-selecionados poderão ser aplicáveis a indivíduos deficientes. Contudo, poderá ocorrer que, para alguns pacientes, não será possível realizar uma avaliação completa utilizando apenas instrumentos do tipo direto.

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

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    Rozana Aparecida da Silveira


    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.

  14. Teorías sobre la exclusión social: reflexionando acerca de su aplicabilidad

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    Santiago Bachiller


    Full Text Available Teorías sobre la exclusión social: reflexionando acerca de su aplicabilidad en el análisis de los procesos de precariedad social que afectan a los recolectores informales de un basural municipal


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    Ana Luiza Paula de Aguiar Lélis


    Full Text Available El objetivo fue analizar la aplicabilidad de las fases de la Teoría Humanística en investigaciones, según un Modelo de Análisis de Teoría. Estudio de análisis crítica de teoría de enfermería con énfasis en la aplicabilidad. Fue efectuada una búsq ueda, en abril y mayo de 2013, en las bases de datos SCOPUS, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature y en las disponibles en la Biblioteca Virtual de Salud. Fueron utilizados los descriptores: “Teoria de Enfermagem” y “Pesquisa em Enfermagem” y Nursing Theory y Nursing Research , en publicaciones del 2002 hasta mayo de 2013. Siete artículos fueron seleccionados, de los cuales cinco revelaron todas las etapas en su desarrollo, evidenciando la aplicabilidad de la Teoría Humanística como soporte metodológico e n las investigaciones de enfermería.

  16. Aplicabilidad de la teoría de colas al fenómeno hospitalario


    Llano Monelos, Pablo de


    El objetivo de la tesis es el análisis de la problemática de congestión de los sistemas hospitalarios, en concreto del área de influencia de la ciudad de A Coruña, bajo la óptica de la teoría de colas. [Resumen] Se trata de buscar la aplicabilidad de la teoría de colas como herramienta valida para realizar predicciones en el entorno de los problemas de congestión hospitalaria, con la ayuda de la simulación como herramienta para la validación de los resultados obteni...



    Ferrari, Roberta Fernanda Rogonni; Rodrigues, Daysi Mara Murio Ribeiro; Baldissera, Vanessa Denardi Antoniassi; Pelloso, Sandra Marisa; Carreira, Lígia


    A presente pesquisa teve como objetivo analisar a aplicabilidade da teoria dos 14 componentes do cuidado de Virginia Henderson por meio do levantamento da sua utilização em pesquisas nacionais e internacionais. Foi realizada uma revisão integrativa, a seleção dos artigos para o levantamento bibliográfico foi realizado nas bases de dados LILACS, ScIELOe BDENF, utilizando dois descritores controlados na base da BIREME (DeCs): “teoria de enfermagem”, “enfermagem”, e como não controlados “teoria ...

  18. 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


    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

  19. Esferas y pliegues: la aplicabilidad de la biopolítica de Fichte a Deleuze

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    Ferreyra, Julian


    Full Text Available Resumen. El artículo propone construir una biopolítica afirmativa a través de la confrontación de las ontologías políticas de Johann Fichte y Gilles Deleuze. Se mostrará la afinidad entre la Thathandlung y cuatro conceptos deleuzianos que se entrelazan a lo largo de su obra: eterno retorno, intensidad, affectus y pliegue. Sin embargo, ambas filosofías trascendentales divergen en su concepción del tiempo: en Fichte, lleva a contraponer la agilidad de la actividad pura del Yo (eterna y la fijeza de las determinaciones práctico-políticas (temporales, mientras en Deleuze concreta la inmanencia entre ambos planos. Esa fijeza en Fichte se observa en el plano de la aplicabilidad (el cuerpo como esfera de acción y determina su concepción del Estado. Por tanto, una aplicabilidad basada en la forma del pliegue permite postular, para concluir, una forma deleuziana de Estado que sea eficaz ante los desafíos del mundo contemporáneo. This paper aims to construct an affirmative biopolitics through the confrontation of the political ontologies of Johann Fichte and Gilles Deleuze. We will show the affinity between the Thathandlung and four Deleuzian concepts that are interwoven throughout his work: eternal return, intensity, affectus and fold. However, both transcendental philosophies differ in their conception of time: Fichte opposes the agility of the pure activity of the I (eternal with the inflexibility of the practicalpolitical determinations (temporal, whereas Deleuze’s philosophy realizes the immanence of both realms. Ficthean inflexibility is observable in the realm of applicability (the body as the sphere of action and determines its conception of the State. Therefore, to conclude, an applicability based on the form of the fold enables us to propose a Deleuzian form of State that may be effective faced with the challenges of the contemporary world.

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

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    Jaime Valderrama N.


    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.

  1. 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


    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

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

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    Maria Karolina Echer Ferreira Feijó


    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.

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

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    Ana Paula S Vieira Santos


    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.

  4. 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


    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.


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    Rafael Giordano Gonçalves Brito


    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.

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

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    Alessandra Patricia Stelmak


    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.

  7. Patentes sobre invenciones biotecnológicas: criterios legales y jurisprudenciales europeos y su aplicabilidad en el derecho mexicano

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    Carlos Ernesto Arcudia Hernández


    Full Text Available Las primeras solicitudes de protección de las invenciones biotecnológicas por medio de patente encontraron resistencia en las oficinas de patentes y en los tribunales. Se les consideraba productos de la naturaleza, o bien, que el sistema de patentes no era adecuado para la materia viva. También se argumentaba que las invenciones biotecnológicas no cumplían con los requisitos de patentabilidad; o que había prohibiciones legales que impedían su protección por medio de patente. La Oficina Europea de Patentes y los tribunales europeos, mediante una serie de resoluciones, fueron derogando las excepciones a la patentabilidad de la materia viva. Ese desarrollo jurisprudencial sirvió de base para la elaboración de la Directiva 98/44. Toda vez que la regulación del sistema de patentes europeo guarda una estrecha similitud con el sis - tema de patentes mexicano, proponemos la aplicabilidad de los criterios europeos para el examen de las solicitudes de patentes sobre materia viva.

  8. Concurrent and construct validation of the short form of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency and the Movement-ABC when administered under field conditions: implications for screening. (United States)

    Spironello, C; Hay, J; Missiuna, C; Faught, B E; Cairney, J


    Among the most widely used instruments to assess developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD) in children are the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP) and the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (M-ABC). However, there is little research on agreement between these tests, when administered to children in field-based settings by trained non-clinicians. Ten of 75 schools participating in a larger study were randomly selected. All children in grade 4 (n= 340) in each of these schools were assessed at the same time using both the BOTMP-SF and the M-ABC in May of 2005. The order of tests was balanced, with an average gap in time between tests of 10-15 min. All tests were administered by trained research assistants. The correlation between tests was moderate (r= 0.50, P motor tests, as well as on only the BOTMP-SF, had higher body mass index, poorer physical fitness and lower levels of teacher-reported physical ability than those positive for DCD on the M-ABC only or those who scored negatively on both tests. In general, the agreement between tests, even after adjustment for RIOC, was poor. Children identified with poor motor competence by both tests or by the BOTMP-SF only are at particular risk for poor physical fitness, overweight/obesity and physical inactivity. It appears that each assessment measures different dimensions of motor ability but that under field-based conditions the M-ABC may be less useful when applied by non-clinicians.

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


    Serrano Lasa, Ibon


    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...

  10. Estudo eletrofisiológico do nervo cutâneo dorsal lateral: aplicabilidade técnica e valores de referência




    O estudo da condução neural dos segmentos mais distais dos nervos mais longos pode ser capaz de reconhecer mais precocemente as alterações oriundas da maioria das polineuropatias. O objetivo deste estudo, foi verificar a aplicabilidade técnica do exame de condução ortodrômica do ramo cutâneo dorsal do nervo sural (nervo cutâneo dorsal lateral) em pessoas saudáveis, padronizar os valores normais para serem utilizados como referência e comparar seus valores com os do nervo sural na perna. Quare...

  11. Aplicabilidade científica do método dos elementos finitos Scientific aplication of finite element method

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    Raquel S. Lotti


    Full Text Available O Método dos Elementos Finitos (MEF é uma análise matemática que consiste na discretização de um meio contínuo em pequenos elementos, mantendo as mesmas propriedades do meio original. Esses elementos são descritos por equações diferenciais e resolvidos por modelos matemáticos, para que sejam obtidos os resultados desejados. A origem do desenvolvimento deste recurso ocorreu no final do século XVIII, entretanto, a sua viabilização tornou-se possível somente com o advento dos computadores, facilitando a resolução das enormes equações algébricas. O MEF pode ser utilizado em diversas áreas das ciências exatas e biológicas e, devido à sua grande aplicabilidade e eficiência, existem trabalhos com esta metodologia nas diversas especialidades odontológicas, como na Ortodontia, quando se deseja analisar cargas, tensões ou deslocamentos. Com o contínuo uso desse método em pesquisas, com suas vantagens em relação a outros disponíveis, torna-se de suma importância o conhecimento da técnica, para que sua utilização possa proporcionar benefícios científicos à Ortodontia. Torna-se primordial que os ortodontistas clínicos conheçam os conceitos básicos do MEF para que os resultados dos trabalhos sejam melhor interpretados.The Finite Element Method consists of a series of mathematic equations that, utilized with the proper software, allows different kinds of computer simulations. The method was first reported in the end of the seventeenth century, however it’s practical utilization was made feasible only after the advent of computers. Scientific researches that works with this analysis is granted with many advantages. Especially in the Orthodontics field this approach can be very useful to evaluate the forces delivered by different orthodontic appliances, tooth movement and structures of the face. Due to it’s widespread use in orthodontic research it is of paramount importance to know well the method and its

  12. 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.

  13. Instrumentos de avaliação da postura dinâmica: aplicabilidade ao ambiente escolar

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    Matias Noll

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Para que a avaliação da postura dinâmica seja efetivada é necessário, primeiramente, conhecer os diversos instrumentos, disponíveis e validados na literatura, apropriados para esse fim. OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste artigo de revisão sistemática foi descrever, sintetizar e analisar criticamente os instrumentos encontrados na literatura que objetivem avaliar a postura dinâmica, tanto em adultos quanto em escolares, e refletir sobre a possibilidade de utilização desses métodos no ambiente escolar. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foi realizada uma busca sistemática de artigos em bases de dados (Scopus, ScienceDirect, PubMed, SciELO publicados a partir da década de 1980 e no Banco de Teses e Dissertações da Capes. As palavras-chave utilizadas na busca pelos artigos foram back, spine, back injuries, school, back school, postural hygiene program, education, child, student, posture, em combinação com as palavras-chave evaluation, assessment, measurement, e os respectivos termos em português. Os instrumentos propostos deveriam preencher os seguintes critérios: (a avaliar a postura corporal durante a realização de atividades da vida diária (AVDs; (b utilizar critérios pré-definidos de avaliação da postura dinâmica; e (c avaliar a postura a partir de observação, direta ou a partir de filmagem. RESULTADOS: Foram identificados oito artigos originais que apresentam instrumentos de avaliação da postura dinâmica, avaliando a execução de AVDs a partir de critérios biomecânicos pré-definidos por escalas numéricas; destes, apenas quatro instrumentos foram elaborados com o propósito de avaliar a execução de AVDs de escolares. CONSIDERAÇÕES FINAIS: Em geral, os instrumentos apresentam algumas limitações metodológicas, embora sejam de fácil aplicabilidade.

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

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    Tatiana Marcela Rotta


    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.

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

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    Valtr Ludvík


    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.

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

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    Cristine Garcia Gabriel


    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.

  17. y su aplicabilidad

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    Ma. de Lourdes Álvarez Medina


    Full Text Available Las competencias centrales de la empresa (core competencies,1 que han sido objeto de múltiples estudios, son parte medular del paradigma de administración estratégica y su uso se extiende a otras áreas de estudio como la economía, educación, ingeniería, ciencias de la salud, etc. Sin embargo, existe un gran debate respecto a cómo emergen y evolucionan, además de cómo identificarlas, medirlas y relacionarlas con una ventaja competitiva. En este trabajo se hace una revisión de las principales propuestas teóricas y estudios empíricos y se concluye que las competencias centrales de la empresa son un constructo teórico que intentan explicar cómo y por qué una empresa alcanza el éxito económico. A pesar de que existe una gran cantidad de bibliografía con propuestas teóricas existen pocos estudios empíricos que no han logrado probar la relación lineal entre competencias centrales, ventaja competitiva y desempeño superior

  18. Correlação das escalas de avaliação utilizadas na doença de Parkinson com aplicabilidade na fisioterapia


    Mello,Marcella Patrícia Bezerra de; Botelho,Ana Carla Gomes


    INTRODUÇÃO: A doença de Parkinson (DP) é uma patologia neurológica crônica e degenerativa do sistema nervoso central que acomete os gânglios da base, cujas características principais são tremor, rigidez e bradicinesia. Com o progresso terapêutico, desenvolveram-se várias escalas visando monitorar a evolução da doença e a eficácia de tratamentos. O objetivo deste estudo de revisão bibliográfica é caracterizar as principais escalas usadas para a avaliação da DP, discutindo sua aplicabilidade à ...

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

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    Virginia Bentes Pinto


    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.

  20. Correlação das escalas de avaliação utilizadas na doença de Parkinson com aplicabilidade na fisioterapia

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    Marcella Patrícia Bezerra de Mello

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A doença de Parkinson (DP é uma patologia neurológica crônica e degenerativa do sistema nervoso central que acomete os gânglios da base, cujas características principais são tremor, rigidez e bradicinesia. Com o progresso terapêutico, desenvolveram-se várias escalas visando monitorar a evolução da doença e a eficácia de tratamentos. O objetivo deste estudo de revisão bibliográfica é caracterizar as principais escalas usadas para a avaliação da DP, discutindo sua aplicabilidade à prática fisioterapêutica. MATERIAIS E MÉTODO: Levantamento bibliográfico a partir de bases de dados como Scielo, Medline, Lilacs, PubMed, entre 1990 a 2005. RESULTADOS: Seis escalas são abordadas: Escala dos Estágios de Incapacidade de Hoehn e Yahr; Escala Unificada de Avaliação da DP (UPDRS; Escala de Sydney; Questionário da DP (PDQ-39; Qualidade de vida (PSN; Escala de atividade de Parkinson (PAS. Destacando-se a PDQ-39 pela percepção do paciente sobre sua qualidade de vida. A PAS é a que melhor atende aos objetivos específicos da fisioterapia, pois avalia os principais problemas de mobilidade funcional. Além das escalas de Hoehn e Yahr e a UPDRS, por sua confiabilidade, pois podem ser usadas por fisioterapeutas para melhor avaliação do estado clínico-funcional do paciente. CONCLUSÃO: A necessidade de monitorar a evolução dos pacientes e os resultados de intervenção fisioterapêutica exige do fisioterapeuta o conhecimento para utilizar medidas sistematizadas e de fácil aplicabilidade para avaliar pacientes com DP. Cabe a esse profissional optar pela que permita uma tomada de decisão clínica compatível com seu local de trabalho, com as necessidades do paciente e com o meio em que ele vive.


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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.

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

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    Doris Van de Meene Ruschmann


    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.

  3. Aplicabilidade dos resultados de enfermagem em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca e volume de líquidos excessivo

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    Joelza Celesilvia Chisté Linhares

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Testar a aplicabilidade clínica da Nursing Outcomes Classification em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca descompensada e Diagnóstico de Enfermagem Volume de Líquidos Excessivo. Métodos Estudo longitudinal conduzido em duas etapas em um hospital universitário no ano de 2013. Na primeira etapa, utilizou-se a validação por consenso de especialistas para selecionar os resultados de enfermagem e os indicadores relacionados ao diagnóstico de enfermagem; na segunda, foi realizado um estudo longitudinal para avaliação clínica dos pacientes, utilizando-se o instrumento contendo os resultados e indicadores produzidos no consenso. Resultados Foram realizadas avaliações em 17 pacientes. Na avaliação clínica, mensuraram-se os resultados de enfermagem através da avaliação de seus indicadores. Seis resultados apresentaram aumento nos escores, quando comparados às médias da primeira e da última avaliação. A utilização da Nursing Outcomes Classification na prática clínica demonstrou melhora dos pacientes internados por insuficiência cardíaca descompensada. Conclusão A Nursing Outcomes Classification foi sensível às alterações no quadro clínico dos pacientes.

  4. Aspectos teórico-metodológicos da história e sua aplicabilidade na prática de ensino

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    Leandro Mendonça Barbosa


    Full Text Available É perceptível que os rumos no estudo acerca das ciências da educação têm se modificadocom os novos olhares que os intelectuais e os próprios educadores estão tendo desta teoriacientífica. Destarte quando se vai para a prática desta teoria, quando do momento em salade aula, muitas vezes esta ainda é pouco dinâmica e muito menos discutida e analisada doque sua esfera teórica. O que pretendemos com este artigo é creditar uma importância dosaspectos teórico-metodológicos discutidos na ciência histórica e da mesma importância quese faz aplicar esta metodologia na prática de ensino com alunos de graduação, para queestes, por sua vez, apliquem em salas de aulas do ensino regular. Na primeira parte destareflexão elucidaremos como a teoria e o tratamento de fontes foi enxergado pelo campotradicional da história – os ditos positivistas – e a aplicabilidades destes conceitos teóricometodológicosem uma pesquisa prática; no segundo momento analisaremos brevemente aprática teórico-metodológica em uma pesquisa histórica. Finalmente, no terceiro momentodeste artigo analisaremos duas realidades de salas de aula propostas por dois professores dePrática de Ensino em História de duas universidades federais distintas e tentaremoscompreender os métodos utilizados em aula para formulação de conceitos históricos.

  5. 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


    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

  6. O papel da internet como canal de marketing e vendas : modelos de aplicabilidade da internet como canal de marketing e vendas sob o ponto de vista dos fabricantes de eletroeletrônicos


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    A presente dissertação tem como objetivo analisar a aplicabilidade da Internet como um canal de Marketing para empresas fabricantes de eletroeletrônicos. A partir de um levantamento feito a respeito do crescimento da importância da Internet como uma ferramenta de Marketing e Vendas no Brasil e no Mundo, são colocadas três possíveis posturas estratégicas a serem adotadas pelos fabricantes com relação à adoção da Internet para o seu negócio: Não fazer comércio eletrônico, adotar ...

  7. Modelo da velocidade crítica em testes de caminhada: validade, reprodutibilidade e aplicabilidade em pacientes de Unidades de Saúde


    Ribeiro, Paula Aver Bretanha [UNESP


    Atualmente avaliação da aptidão física constitui importante ferramenta para prevenção e detecção de problemas físicos que podem interferir na autonomia e independência nas atividades da vida diária. Parâmetros de aptidão física estão direta e indiretamente relacionados com indicadores de saúde como atividade física habitual, qualidade de vida e avaliação antropométrica. O modelo de potência crítica nos fornece, de forma simples e não invasiva, dois parâmetros físicos, um aeróbio e outro anaer...

  8. Applicability of attrition of iron ore in floating; Aplicabilidade da atricao do minerio de ferro na flotacao

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    Fortes, Fabiana Fonseca


    The aim of this study is to investigate the possibility to increase metal recovery in the flotation of iron ore with the implementation of a stage of scrubbing followed by dispersion. The minerals in question stems from two mines located in the western portion of the Iron Quadrangle and differ mainly with respect to the percentage of hematite and porous and the presence of aggregated masses. These characteristics were compared to those of other minerals that have succeeded with the adoption of this technique. Tests were conducted at bench scale scrubbing, desliming and concentration by flotation with the blend of ore from both mines. Were varied stirring time and pH. The chemical results of desliming and flotation products in the different conditions were compared. The presence of porous hematite is relevant in a mine, mainly due to the occurrence of earthy goethite, alumina carrier of the contaminant. The step desliming is insufficient for the removal of harmful sludge flotation. Laboratory experiments showed that the scrubbing of the pulp of iron ore of Minas de Capitao do Mato and Tamandua, agitated for 10 minutes followed by desliming amid scattered, promotes increased metal recovery by about 17% and increases the selectivity of 40 % compared to the results of the scrubbing and without dispersion. The scrubbing of hematite ore followed by desliming amid scattered can bring gains in improving the quality of pellet feed fine if deployed industrially. (author)

  9. Estudo eletrofisiológico do nervo cutâneo dorsal lateral: aplicabilidade técnica e valores de referência

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    Full Text Available O estudo da condução neural dos segmentos mais distais dos nervos mais longos pode ser capaz de reconhecer mais precocemente as alterações oriundas da maioria das polineuropatias. O objetivo deste estudo, foi verificar a aplicabilidade técnica do exame de condução ortodrômica do ramo cutâneo dorsal do nervo sural (nervo cutâneo dorsal lateral em pessoas saudáveis, padronizar os valores normais para serem utilizados como referência e comparar seus valores com os do nervo sural na perna. Quarenta e cinco pessoas com idade média de 41,56 anos (19-75 foram avaliadas, com registro de potenciais de ação de nervo sensitivo nos noventa pés. O eletrodo de captação foi colocado inferior e posteriormente ao maléolo lateral e a estimulação realizada 10 cm distalmente na face dorso-lateral dos pés. O valor médio para a velocidade de condução do nervo sural cutâneo dorsal encontrado foi 47,35 ± 4,8 m/s e para a amplitude, 4,19 ± 1,9 miV. A velocidade de condução do segmento distal foi 14% inferior à do proximal. A amplitude média dos potenciais de ação sensitivos do segmento distal foi 73% aquém daquela obtida no segmento proximal. Os resultados confirmam a possibilidade técnica de se estudar o ramo cutâneo dorsal do nervo sural e sugerem que o limite mínimo de normalidade para sua velocidade de condução, após correção para a temperatura de 34ºC, seja 38 m/s. Diferenças na amplitude e velocidade de condução devem ser consideradas entre grupos etários.


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    Anna Paula Mendonça Barros


    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.

  11. 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


    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

  12. 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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    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

  13. Processo de formulação de estratégias competitivas pelo modelo de campos e armas da competição: verificação da aplicabilidade a uma concessionária e da eficácia na geração de estratégias que aumentem sua competitividade

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    Valmor Reckziegel


    Full Text Available Os objetivos do estudo relatado neste artigo foram verificar como aplicar o processo de formulação da estratégia competitiva prescrito pelo modelo de campos e armas da competição (CAC e avaliar sua eficácia, deficiências e dificuldades, por meio de teste realizado numa concessionária de tratores para aeroportos. O CAC é utilizado para formular a estratégia competitiva de negócio, representada pelos campos da competição, e as estratégias operacionais, representadas pelas armas da competição, usando variáveis qualitativas e quantitativas, com o objetivo de aumentar a competitividade empresarial. No estudo, os dados foram levantados por meio de entrevistas junto aos dirigentes da concessionária e, para a avaliação das propostas de estratégias, recorreu-se ao método popperiano dedutivo de prova. Os resultados evidenciaram que o CAC é capaz de gerar estratégias competitivas aderentes à realidade da concessionária, pois todas as estratégias de negócio foram aceitas pelos diretores e apenas 7% das ações estratégicas operacionais sugeridas não foram aceitas. A relevância e a contribuição científica do estudo decorrem da verificação da aplicabilidade do processo prescrito pelo CAC. O estudo proporcionou a aquisição de conhecimento sobre um instrumento alternativo da Teoria da Competitividade e sugere-se aplicar sua metodologia de maneira complementar a modelos consagrados na literatura em estratégia, como o modelo do posicionamento, RBV e do Balanced Scorecard.

  14. 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.


    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.

    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

  15. Test

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    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....

  16. Autenticidade científica de um teste de agilidade para o voleibol sentado

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    Elaine Cappellazzo Souto


    Full Text Available Este estudo investigou a confiabilidade teste e reteste, confiabilidade interavaliador e validade de conteúdo de um Teste de Agilidade para o Voleibol Sentado (TAVS. Oito atletas com deficiência motora (44 ± 12 anos foram avaliados por 4 examinadores em 2 diferentes ocasiões, percorrendo um trajeto de 6 metros em forma de “T”, na posição sentada e em máxima velocidade. A confiabilidade foi analisada por meio do coeficiente de correlação intraclasse (CCI, do método de Bland-Altman e por testes de comparação não-paramétricos, com 95% de confiança. Para a validação de conteúdo, cinco especialistas analisaram a clareza da descrição e aplicabilidade do teste para a modalidade. Os tempos do teste foram similares entre as duas ocasiões (p= 0.19. A confiabilidade do TAVS foi muito boa, com CCI > 0.90 e baixo erro. O TAVS apresentou alta confiabilidade e a análise da clareza da descrição e aplicabilidade do teste pelos especialistas demonstrou validade de conteúdo, indicando que a proposta é capaz de mensurar a agilidade mediante um protocolo de campo, de baixo custo e de fácil aplicação nos contextos indoor para o voleibol sentado.

  17. Aplicabilidade da classificação dos resultados de enfermagem em pacientes com déficit no autocuidado: banho/higiene Aplicabilidad de la clasificación de resultados de enfermería en pacientes con déficit en el autocuidado: baño/higiene Nursing outcomes classification applicability on patients with self-care deficit: bathing/hygiene

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    Miriam de Abreu Almeida


    Full Text Available O objetivo da pesquisa é verificar a aplicabilidade da Classificação dos Resultados de Enfermagem (NOC em pacientes ortopédicos hospitalizados com o diagnóstico de enfermagem Déficit no Autocuidado: banho/higiene. Estudo quantitativo, descritivo, desenvolvido em hospital universitário com pacientes submetidos à artroplastia total de quadril em 2008. O instrumento de coleta de dados continha 24 indicadores dos resultados da NOC Autocuidado: Atividades de Vida Diária, Autocuidado: Banho, Autocuidado: Higiene, Autocuidado: Higiene Oral e uma escala Likert onde 1=dependente; 2=não participa; 3=necessita de pessoa auxiliar; 4=independente com mecanismo auxiliar; 5=completamente independente. Foi observado o banho de 25 pacientes no primeiro e terceiro dia de pós-operatório. Os aspectos éticos foram respeitados. Em 21 indicadores houve variação estatisticamente significativa entre as médias de pontuação do primeiro para o segundo banho. As escalas da Classificação NOC apresentaram consistência interna, mostrando-se confiáveis para mensurar a evolução dos pacientes durante a implementação dos cuidados de enfermagem.El objetivo de la investigación es verificar la aplicabilidad de la Clasificación de Resultados de Enfermería (NOC en pacientes ortopédicos hospitalizados con diagnóstico de enfermería Déficit en el Autocuidado: baño/higiene. Estudio cuantitativo, descriptivo, desarrollado en hospital universitario con pacientes sometidos a artoplastía total de cadera en 2008. El instrumento de colección de datos contenía 24 indicadores de resultados de la NOC Autocuidado: Actividades de Vida Diaria, Autocuidado: Baño, Autocuidado: Higiene, Autocuidado Higiene Oral y una escala de Likert en la que 1=dependiente; 2=no participa; 3=necesita una persona auxiliar; 4=independiente con mecanismo auxiliar; 5=completamente independiente. Se observó el baño de 25 pacientes en el primer y tercer días de postoperatorio. Los

  18. Aplicabilidad del Impuesto Diferido en el Ecuador con los efectos introducidos a través de la Ley Orgánica de Incentivos a la Producción y Prevención del Fraude Fiscal y su Reglamento


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    Con el propósito de establecer la aplicabilidad del Impuesto Diferido en el Ecuador con los efectos introducidos a través de la Ley Orgánica de Incentivos a la Producción y Prevención del Fraude Fiscal y su reglamento, este trabajo de investigación compila en el Capítulo Uno los conceptos fundamentales relacionados con el Impuesto Diferido, adicionalmente interrelaciona los casos de Impuestos Diferidos reconocidos por la Administración Tributaria en el artículo innumerado colocado a continuac...

  19. 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


    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

  20. 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: [Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Faculdade de Fisica


    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)

  1. Aplicabilidade da programação matemática multiobjetivo no planejamento da expansão de longo prazo da geração no Brasil

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    Full Text Available O trabalho evidencia a aplicabilidade da Programação Linear Multiobjetivo no planejamento da expansão de longo prazo da geração do sistema elétrico brasileiro. Para melhor viabilizar a utilização da programação linear multiobjetivo no contexto em sistemas fortemente hidrelétricos, como o do Brasil, é explorada uma abordagem gráfica e proposto um procedimento. Por meio deste, permite-se encontrar a composição ótima de um sistema hidrotérmico para atender montantes projetados de energia elétrica no futuro, a qual se beneficie, também, das hidrologias favoráveis e de maior probabilidade de ocorrência, adotando-se, todavia, proteção contra períodos de vazões reduzidas com o uso de usinas térmicas de segurança flexíveis e de forma econômica. Como resultado deste trabalho, conclui-se que a metodologia de programação linear multiobjetivo tem amplo campo de utilização no contexto do novo modelo institucional do setor elétrico brasileiro, no qual o planejamento da expansão, coordenado pelo Governo Federal, será, naturalmente, foco de naturais e até conflitantes pressões e de objetivos a se considerar.The paper shows the application of Multiobjective Linear Programming with regard to the long-term planning of expanding the generation of electricity in Brazil. In order to apply linear multiobjective programming better in the context of powerful hydroelectric systems as has been occurring in Brazil, an approach is explored and a procedure considered which will allow the optimal composition of hydro-thermal systems to be found for supplying the electric energy requirements projected, for the future, which will benefit favorable flows and the greater probability of this occurring. However, at the same time there is a need to adopt protective measures against a period of reduced out-flow due to the use of thermo-electricity stations, for security and economic reasons. The results of this paper lead to the conclusion that

  2. 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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    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

  3. Aplicabilidade tecnológica da jabuticaba


    Garcia, Lismaíra Gonçalves Caixeta


    Dentre as espécies nativas de importância no Brasil, destaca-se a jabuticabeira (Myrciaria sp), porém a jabuticaba, embora popular em todo o País, não chega a ter valor comercial elevado, uma vez que depois de colhida, a fruta tem uma vida útil em torno de três dias. A fim de evitar perdas, jabuticabas podem ser industrializadas, porém geralmente os processos de industrialização geram quantidades apreciáveis de cascas e sementes, que representam, aproximadamente, 50% da fruta. ...

  4. Aplicabilidad del test rápido y de las pruebas serológicas en el control del progreso de la oncocercosis y la filariasis linfática en la región continental de Guinea Ecuatorial


    García Fernández, María Belén


    [EN] La oncocercosis y la filariasis linfática están catalogadas por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) como Enfermedades Tropicales Desatendidas (ETD) puesto que están asociadas a entornos de pobreza y causan discapacidad y deficiencias para toda la vida. Estas enfermedades son endémicas en Guinea Ecuatorial. En 1987 el Programa Nacional de Oncocercosis y otras Filariasis del Ministerio de Sanidad inició las actividades de control. A lo largo de estos años se realizó tratamiento...

  5. Aplicabilidade do protocolo de prevenção de úlcera de pressão em unidade de terapia intensiva Applicability of the prevention protocol of pressure ulcers in intensive care unit

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O não desenvolvimento da úlcera de pressão de pacientes graves em terapia intensiva é um grande desafio para a enfermagem. Portanto, é relevante a prevenção para que se garanta um cuidado de boa qualidade. O objetivo da pesquisa foi avaliar a aplicabilidade da escala de Braden em pacientes de terapia intensiva. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo baseado na avaliação de todos os pacientes internados na unidade de terapia intensiva adulto, no período 14 de Julho a 10 de Agosto de 2009. A coleta de dados foi realizada através da aplicação da escala de Braden por três juízes, identificando os riscos para o desenvolvimento da úlcera de pressão. Para a análise dos dados foi utilizado o Software estatístico SAS Na avaliação do grau de coincidência entre os juízes utilizou-se valor kappa (IC=95%. RESULTADOS: Quanto aos fatores de risco relacionados: 36,4% apresentavam leve limitação à percepção sensorial, 50,9% pele ocasionalmente úmida; 97,3% restritos ao leito; 39,1% muito limitados à mobilidade, 45% nutrição provavelmente inadequada, 61,8% apresentaram problema quanto à fricção e cisalhamento. Quanto à concordância entre os juízes (38,1% a 100,0% foram registradas em nutrição e atividade física; a hipótese do Kappa populacional nulo foi rejeitada; análise entre pares de examinadores de coincidência (41,7% a 100,0% foi registrada no item umidade e atividade física, os valores de Kappa variaram de 0,13 a 1. CONCLUSÕES: Observou-se elevado risco para ulcera de pressão em pacientes de terapia intensiva. Esse instrumento parece ser adequado para auxiliar na implementação de medidas de prevenção.OBJECTIVE: The avoidance of pressure ulcers development in critically ill patients is a major nursing challenge. Prevention is thus relevant for assurance of high quality care. This study aimed to evaluate the applicability of the Braden scale in intensive care unit patients. METHODS: This was a prospective

  6. 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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    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.

  7. Testing Testing Testing. (United States)

    Deville, Craig; O'Neill, Thomas; Wright, Benjamin D.; Woodcock, Richard W.; Munoz-Sandoval, Ana; Gershon, Richard C.; Bergstrom, Betty


    Articles in this special section consider (1) flow in test taking (Craig Deville); (2) testwiseness (Thomas O'Neill); (3) test length (Benjamin Wright); (4) cross-language test equating (Richard W. Woodcock and Ana Munoz-Sandoval); (5) computer-assisted testing and testwiseness (Richard Gershon and Betty Bergstrom); and (6) Web-enhanced testing…

  8. Adaptation and Preliminary Testing of the Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ) for Children in India. (United States)

    Patel, Priya; Gabbard, Carl


    While Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) has gained worldwide attention, in India it is relatively unknown. The revised DCD Questionnaire (DCDQ'07) is one of the most utilized screening tools for DCD. The aim of this study was to translate the DCDQ'07 into the Hindi language (DCDQ-Hindi) and test its basic psychometric properties. The DCDQ'07 was translated following guidelines for cross cultural adaptation of instruments. Parents of 1100 children (5-15 years) completed the DCDQ-Hindi, of which 955 were considered for data analysis and 60 were retested randomly after 3 weeks for test-retest reliability. The DCDQ-Hindi showed high internal consistency (α = .86) and moderate test-retest reliability (.73). Confirmatory factor analysis showed equivalence to the DCDQ'07. The% probable DCD using DCDQ'07 cutoff scores (≤57) ranged from 22% to 68%. Using more stringent cutoffs (≤36) it ranged from 5% to 9%. Significant difference was seen for gender (p < .05) in subset 1(gross-motor skills) total scores. The DCDQ-Hindi reveals promise for initial identification of Hindi speaking Indian children with DCD. Based on more stringent cut-off scores, the "probable prevalence" of children with risk of DCD in India appears to be around 6-7%. Research with larger sample and comparison with the MABC-2 or equivalent is needed.

  9. 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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    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

  10. A new modified artificial bee colony algorithm for the economic dispatch problem

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    Highlights: • A new modified ABC algorithm (MABC) is proposed to solve the EcD/EmD problem. • Valve-point effects, ramp-rate limits, POZ, transmission losses were considered. • The algorithm is tested on four systems having 6, 13, 40 and 52 thermal units. • MABC algorithm outperforms several optimization techniques. - Abstract: In this paper a new modified artificial bee colony algorithm (MABC) is proposed to solve the economic dispatch problem by taking into account the valve-point effects, the emission pollutions and various operating constraints of the generating units. The MABC algorithm introduces a new relation to update the solutions within the search space, in order to increase the algorithm ability to avoid premature convergence and to find stable and high quality solutions. Moreover, to strengthen the MABC algorithm performance, it is endowed with a chaotic sequence generated by both a cat map and a logistic map. The MABC algorithm behavior is investigated for several combinations resulting from three generating modalities of the chaotic sequences and two selection schemes of the solutions. The performance of the MABC variants is tested on four systems having six units, thirteen units, forty units and fifty-two thermal generating units. The comparison of the results shows that the MABC variants have a better performance than the classical ABC algorithm and other optimization techniques

  11. Confiabilidade do Teste dos Cinco Dígitos em adultos brasileiros

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo O presente estudo analisou a confiabilidade do Teste dos Cinco Dígitos (FDT, um instrumento de avaliação dos processos atencionais baseado no paradigma Stroop. O teste usa números e quantidades para avaliação do efeito de interferência atencional. Métodos Avaliamos 49 adultos brasileiros por meio do FDT. Os participantes realizaram o teste em dois momentos, com aproximadamente duas semanas de intervalo. A confiabilidade do teste foi estimada pela consistência interna (método das metades e pela avaliação da estabilidade teste-reteste (coeficiente de correlação intraclasse e teste de Wilcoxon para amostras repetidas. Resultados O tempo de resposta médio dos participantes apresentou discreta melhora nas etapas mais simples do teste e mais acentuada nas etapas mais complexas. A consistência interna do teste foi superior a 0,9. A estabilidade teste-reteste variou em função da etapa do teste, e todas as correlações foram significativas (p < 0,01 e explicaram entre 60% e 90% da variância encontrada. Conclusão O FDT apresenta evidências robustas de confiabilidade na amostra avaliada. Esse foi o primeiro estudo brasileiro a avaliar essa propriedade pelo método de teste-reteste. Os resultados propiciam melhor aplicabilidade do FDT nos contextos de clínica e pesquisa.

  12. Análise da aplicabilidade de três instrumentos de avaliação de dor em distintas unidades de atendimento: ambulatório, enfermaria e urgência Analysis of the applicability of different pain questionnaires in three hospital settings: outpatient clinic, ward and emergency unit

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a aplicabilidade dos instrumentos de avaliação de dor em três ambientes hospitalares. METODOLOGIA: Foram estudados 60 pacientes com dor musculoesquelética atendidos no Conjunto Hospitalar de Sorocaba: enfermaria da Ortopedia, ambulatório de Reumatologia e Unidade Regional de Emergência (Pronto-socorro. QUESTIONÁRIOS: Inventário breve de dor (BPI; questionário McGill de Dor (MPQ; escala visual analógica para dor (EVA. RESULTADOS: Na urgência, houve um predomínio do gênero masculino com média de idade de 35 anos. No ambulatório, foram entrevistados 18 homens com idade média de 42 anos e duas mulheres com idade média de 55 anos. Na enfermaria, predominavam os homens com idade média de 30,7 anos. No pronto-socorro e na enfermaria, a duração foi menor para a EVA e maior para o MPQ. A duração para a EVA foi menor e não diferiu com relação aos locais. Na enfermaria e no pronto-socorro, a preferência dos pacientes recaiu pelo BPI sendo que, na enfermaria, a EVA foi segunda opção. No ambulatório, a preferência dos pacientes recaiu sobre o BPI (80% seguido do MPQ e os entrevistadores se dividiram igualmente entre esses mesmos questionários. No pronto-socorro, a preferência dos entrevistadores foi pelo BPI (40%, os restantes foram divididos igualmente. Houve uma prevalência maior de concordância do que de discordância das preferências entre pacientes e entrevistadores. CONCLUSÃO: Os instrumentos multidimensionais para avaliação da dor têm limitações em sua aplicabilidade no cotidiano da assistência hospitalar à saúdeOBJECTIVE: To assess the applicability of pain assessment instruments in three hospital settings. METHODOLOGY: This study comprised 60 patients with musculoskeletal pain cared for at the Conjunto Hospitalar de Sorocaba: orthopedic ward, Rheumatology outpatient clinic, and orthopedic emergency unit. QUESTIONNAIRES: Brief Pain Inventory (BPI; McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ; Visual

  13. 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


    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.

  14. 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


    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.

  15. 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


    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

  16. 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.

  17. 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


    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)

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

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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.

  19. 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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    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

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

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    Sabina Secchin Scárdua


    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.

  1. Aplicabilidade do índice de risco do sistema NNIS na predição da incidência de infecção do sítio cirúrgico (ISC em um hospital universitário no sul do Brasil

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar a aplicabilidade da metodologia do sistema NNIS em um hospital universitário brasileiro, por meio da avaliação do modelo preditivo de ISC que deu origem ao índice de medida de risco intrínseco. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODO: Foi conduzida uma revisão retrospectiva dos prontuários de 9.322 pacientes submetidos a procedimento cirúrgico no período de janeiro de 1993 a dezembro de 1998. Os dados foram coletados utilizando a opção detalhada do componente de vigilância do paciente cirúrgico do sistema NNIS. Foi calculada a incidência de ISC de acordo com as diferentes categorias individuais dos componentes do índice de risco NNIS (Classe de Ferida, escore ASA e duração da cirurgia. A força da associação entre cada um destes fatores e a ocorrência de ISC foi medida pelo coeficiente Gamma de Goodman-Kruskal (G. RESULTADOS: O escore ASA mostrou-se o melhor preditor de ISC entre os componentes individuais do índice de risco (G=0.49. O índice composto mostrou ser um melhor preditor de ISC do que classe de ferida e teve um poder preditivo semelhante ao do ASA (G=0.50. CONCLUSÕES: O grau de associação entre o índice NNIS e a ocorrência de ISC encontrada no presente estudo está em consonância com os resultados relatados por outros autores e mostrou-se adequado para a avaliação do risco de infecção cirúrgica em nossos pacientes. Amostras utilizando diferentes hospitais com características semelhantes são necessárias para avaliar o risco associado com procedimentos cirúrgicos específicos.

  2. 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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    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.

  3. Aplicabilidade de teorias: microeconomia e estratégia empresarial


    Silveira, Antonio Maria da


    Rio de Janeiro A matemática é um bem de capital, lógico e geral, para a construção da ciência empírica. A ciência empírica abstrata, aqui representada pela microeconomia, é um bem de capital, lógico, mas especifico, para a construção da ciência aplicada. A ciência aplicada, aqui representada pela teoria positiva da estratégia empresarial, é um bem de capital, dialético e específico, para o aperfeiçoamento da arte da ciência, isto é, do domínio da realidade. A complementariedade entre estas...

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

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    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.


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    Ana Paula Moreira Rovedder


    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.

  6. 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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    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

  7. 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


    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

  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


    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 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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    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

  10. 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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    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

  11. 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


    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

  12. 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


    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

  13. Test Architecture, Test Retrofit (United States)

    Fulcher, Glenn; Davidson, Fred


    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…

  14. The second version of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children: A comparative study in 7-10 year old children from the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom

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    Rudolf Psotta


    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC is one of the most frequently used instruments for motor assessment in children. The norms for motor performance in the tests of the revised second version of the battery (MABC-2 were established from the study with the representative sample of the United Kingdom (UK population of children. Assessment of motor function development derived from results of the motor tests in children can be affected by some social and cultural factors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the suitability of the original norms of the MABC-2 for use in the Czech Republic. METHODS: The results of the MABC-2 in the representative sample of Czech children aged 7-10 years (n = 487 were compared to test performance of the UK normative sample of children (n = 333 published in the MABC-2 Examiner's Manual using the Cohen's effect size and the z-test. RESULTS: Non-significant differences were found in gross motor coordination performance between Czech and UK samples. The Czech girls achieved significantly higher scores in the manual dexterity as compared to the UK sample. Most age groups of the Czech sample showed a significantly higher performance in the balance tests of the MABC-2 than the UK sample. CONCLUSIONS: The study suggested that the original norms of the MABC-2 can be valid for motor assessment only in the 7-8 year-old Czech boys. Some adjustments of the UK norms for the manual dexterity and balance tests are needed to use this test battery in clinical, psychological and educational practice in the Czech Republic.

  15. Metabolic interpretation of ventilatory parameters during maximal effort test and their applicability to sports

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    Luis Eduardo Barreto Martins


    Full Text Available One important tool for producing specifi c and individualized training intensities is to determine ventilatory threshold (VT, respiratory compensation point (RCP and maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max by means of maximum effort testing. However, in order to be able to interpret these data in a wide-ranging manner, it is also important to understand the metabolic responses that occur during the test as the systems transporting and utilizing O2 and producing CO2 adjust. This review article presents an overview of the metabolic responses that take place during a hypothetical maximum effort test, and the applicability of the fi gures thus obtained to the training of athletes. ABSTRACT A determinação das velocidades atingidas no limiar ventilatório (LV, ponto de compensação respiratório (PCR e consumo máximo de O2 (VO2max através de um teste de esforço máximo, é uma ferramenta importante para a aplicação de intensidades de treinamento específicas e individualizadas. Mas para poder interpretar os dados de uma forma abrangente, também é importante o entendimento das respostas metabólicas presentes no ajuste dos sistemas de transporte e utilização de O2 e produção de CO2 durante a realização do teste. Esta revisão apresenta um panorama das respostas metabólicas que acontecem durante a realização de um teste de esforço máximo hipotético, e a aplicabilidade dos valores obtidos no treinamento de atletas.

  16. Testing Significance Testing

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    Joachim I. Krueger


    Full Text Available The practice of Significance Testing (ST remains widespread in psychological science despite continual criticism of its flaws and abuses. Using simulation experiments, we address four concerns about ST and for two of these we compare ST’s performance with prominent alternatives. We find the following: First, the 'p' values delivered by ST predict the posterior probability of the tested hypothesis well under many research conditions. Second, low 'p' values support inductive inferences because they are most likely to occur when the tested hypothesis is false. Third, 'p' values track likelihood ratios without raising the uncertainties of relative inference. Fourth, 'p' values predict the replicability of research findings better than confidence intervals do. Given these results, we conclude that 'p' values may be used judiciously as a heuristic tool for inductive inference. Yet, 'p' values cannot bear the full burden of inference. We encourage researchers to be flexible in their selection and use of statistical methods.

  17. Seismic testing

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    Sollogoub, Pierre


    This lecture deals with: qualification methods for seismic testing; objectives of seismic testing; seismic testing standards including examples; main content of standard; testing means; and some important elements of seismic testing

  18. Schirmer test (United States)

    Tear test; Tearing test; Dry eye test; Basal secretion test; Sjögren - Schirmer; Schirmer's test ... used when the eye doctor suspects you have dry eye. Symptoms include dryness of the eyes or excessive ...

  19. Pinworm test (United States)

    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 ...

  20. 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


    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

  1. Ultrasonic Testing

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    Lee, Hyeong Jun; Kuk, Jeong Han


    This book introduces ultrasonic testing, which tells of outline of ultrasonic testing, principle of ultrasonic testing, prosperities of ultrasonic waves, radiographic test and ultrasonic test, basic theory on ultrasonic testing, mode conversion, transmission and diffraction, ultrasonic flaw detection and probe, standard test piece and reference test piece, like KS(JIS) ASME and ASTM, classification and properties of ultrasonic testing, straight beam method, angle beam method, ASME SEC.V.Art.5 ASTMA 388 and KS B 0817 Korean industrial standard.

  2. Similarities and dissimilarities between the movement ABC-2 and the Zurich neuromotor assessment in children with suspected developmental coordination disorder. (United States)

    Kakebeeke, Tanja H; Egloff, Kristin; Caflisch, Jon; Chaouch, Aziz; Rousson, Valentin; Largo, Remo H; Jenni, Oskar G


    An established tool for the assessment of motor performance in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is the Movement-ABC-2 (M-ABC-2). The Zurich Neuromotor Assessment (ZNA) is also widely used for the evaluation of children's motor performance, but has not been compared with the M-ABC-2. Fifty-one children (39 males) between 5 and 7 years of age with suspected DCD were assessed using the M-ABC-2 and the ZNA. Rank correlations between scores of different test components were calculated. The structure of the tests was explored using canonical-correlation analysis. The correlation between total scores of the two motor tests was reasonable (0.66; pABC-2, due to poor performance in the fine motor adaptive component and increased contralateral associated movements (CAM). The canonical-correlation analysis revealed that ZNA measures components like pure motor skills and CAM that are not represented in the M-ABC-2. Furthermore, there was also no equivalent for the aiming and catching items of the M-ABC-2 in ZNA. The two tests measure different motor characteristics in children with suspected DCD and, thus, can be used complementary for the diagnosis of the disorder. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  3. Motor competency and social communication skills in preschool children with autism spectrum disorder. (United States)

    Craig, Francesco; Lorenzo, Alessandro; Lucarelli, Elisabetta; Russo, Luigi; Fanizza, Isabella; Trabacca, Antonio


    This study aimed to investigate the association between motor competency and social communication in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) compared with children with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) and typically developing (TD) children. Motor competency, ASD symptoms, and nonverbal Intelligent Quotient (IQ) were investigated through the following tests: Movement Assessment Battery for Children, second edition (MABC-2), Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ), Autism Classification System of Functioning: Social Communication (ACSF:SC) and Leiter International Performances Scale Revised (Leiter-R). The ASD + ID and ID groups had lower MABC-2-manual dexterity mean scores, MABC-2-aiming and catching mean scores, MABC-2-static and dynamic balance mean scores and MABC-2-TTS compared with the TD group (P < 0.05). In addition, the ASD + ID group had lower MABC-2-aiming and catching mean scores compared with the ID group. In the ASD + ID group, we found a significant negative correlation (P < 0.001) between MABC-2-aiming and catching scores with SCQ scores, nonverbal IQ and ACSF:SC levels. Our findings provide new insight into the common neuropsychological mechanisms underlying social communication and motor deficits in ASD. Multiple deficits in motor functioning may be present in ASD and ID, however deficits involving the ability to integrate motor and social cues are somewhat specific to ASD. Autism Res 2018. © 2018 International Society for Autism Research, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This study highlighted the specificity of motor impairment in ASD comparing performances on a frequently used measure of motor impairment between clinical groups (ASD + ID and ID) and a non-clinical group. While previous research has suggested that multiple deficits in motor functioning may be present in ASD, our findings suggest that deficits in tasks involving the ability to integrate visual and motor cues (aiming and catching task) are somewhat specific to

  4. Trichomonas Testing (United States)

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  5. Coombs test (United States)

    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 ...

  6. Ham test (United States)

    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 ...

  7. Magnesium Test (United States)

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    ... PF4 Antibody Hepatitis A Testing Hepatitis B Testing Hepatitis C Testing HER2/neu Herpes Testing High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein (hs-CRP) Histamine Histone Antibody HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen (p24) HIV Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Testing, Genotypic HIV Viral Load HLA Testing HLA- ...

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    ... PF4 Antibody Hepatitis A Testing Hepatitis B Testing Hepatitis C Testing HER2/neu Herpes Testing High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein (hs-CRP) Histamine Histone Antibody HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen (p24) HIV Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Testing, Genotypic HIV Viral Load HLA Testing HLA- ...

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    ... PF4 Antibody Hepatitis A Testing Hepatitis B Testing Hepatitis C Testing HER2/neu Herpes Testing High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein (hs-CRP) Histamine Histone Antibody HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen (p24) HIV Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Testing, Genotypic HIV Viral Load HLA Testing HLA- ...

  12. 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


    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

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

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    Nordbye-Nielsen, Kirsten; Kesmodel, Ulrik Schiøler


    , Pearson’s χ2-test, logistic regression analyses and sensitivity and specificity were used to assess the correlation between the questionnaire and the M-ABC test. Results: The best screening tool was six questions in combination: sensitivity 39.8%, specificity 87.1%. Asking if a health professional ever......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...

  14. Neuropathy Tests (United States)

    ... LD) Lactoferrin Lactose Tolerance Tests LDL Cholesterol LDL Particle Testing (LDL-P) Lead Legionella Testing Leptin Levetiracetam Lipase ... tests, such as computed tomography (CT) scans or magnetic resonance imaging ... suspected, additional testing may be performed to evaluate heart rate, blood ...

  15. Pharmacogenomic Testing (United States)

    ... your family Plan for the future Insurance and financial planning Transition for children Emergency preparedness Testing & Services Testing ... Support Genetic Disease Information Find a Support Group Financial Planning Who Should I Tell? Genetic Testing & Counseling Compensation ...

  16. Predictive Testing (United States)

    ... your family Plan for the future Insurance and financial planning Transition for children Emergency preparedness Testing & Services Testing ... Support Genetic Disease Information Find a Support Group Financial Planning Who Should I Tell? Genetic Testing & Counseling Compensation ...

  17. Syphilis Test (United States)

    ... Genetic Tests for Targeted Cancer Therapy Glucose Tests Gonorrhea Testing Gram Stain Growth Hormone Haptoglobin hCG Pregnancy ... treated for another sexually transmitted disease , such as gonorrhea Is pregnant, during the first prenatal visit and ...

  18. Randomization tests

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    Edgington, Eugene


    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

  19. Test chamber

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    Leferink, Frank Bernardus Johannes


    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

  20. 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 ...

  1. Test quality

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    Hartley, R.S.; Keller, A.E.


    Inservice testing of safety-related components at nuclear power plants is performed under the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (the Code). Subsections IWP and IWV of Section 11 of the Code state test method and frequency requirements for pumps and valves, respectively. Tests vary greatly in quality and frequency. This paper explores the concept of test quality and its relationship with operational readiness and preventive maintenance. This paper also considers the frequencies of component testing. Test quality is related to a test's ability to detect degradation that can cause component failure. The quality of the test depends on several factors, including specific parameters measured, system or component conditions, and instrument accuracy. The quality of some currently required tests for check valves, motor-operated valves, and pumps is also discussed. Suggestions are made to improve test quality by measuring different parameters, testing valves under load, and testing positive displacement pumps at high pressure and centrifugal pumps at high flow rate conditions. These suggestions can help to improve the level of assurance of component operational readiness gained from testing

  2. Test quality

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    Hartley, R.S.; Keller, A.E.


    This document discusses inservice testing of safety-related components at nuclear power plants which is performed under the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (the Code). Subsections IWP and IWV of Section XI of the Code state test method and frequency requirements for pumps and valves respectively. Tests vary greatly in quality and frequency. This paper explores the concept of test quality and its relationship with operational readiness and preventive maintenance. This paper also considers the frequencies of component testing. Test quality is related to a test's ability to detect degradation that can cause component failure. The quality of the test depends on several factors, including specific parameters measured, system or component conditions, and instrument accuracy. The quality of some currently required tests for check valves, motor-operated valves, and pumps is also discussed. Suggestions are made to improve test quality by measuring different parameters, testing valves under load, and testing positive displacement pumps at high pressure and centrifugal pumps at high flow rate conditions. These suggestions can help to improve the level of assurance of component operational readiness gained from testing

  3. Randomization tests

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    Edgington, Eugene S


    .... This book provides all the necessary theory and practical guidelines, such as instructions for writing computer programs, to permit experimenters to transform any statistical test into a distribution-free test...

  4. Laboratory Tests (United States)

    ... Medical Devices Radiation-Emitting Products Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Animal & ... What are lab tests? Laboratory tests are medical devices that are intended for use on samples of blood, urine, or other tissues ...

  5. Triglycerides Test (United States)

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  6. Lactate Test (United States)

    ... Plasma Free Metanephrines Platelet Count Platelet Function Tests Pleural Fluid Analysis PML-RARA Porphyrin Tests Potassium Prealbumin ... ency/article/000391.htm . (2002 January, Updated). Lactate (Liquid) Reagent Set. Pointe Scientific, Inc. [On-line Reagent ...

  7. Electrolytes Test (United States)

    ... Plasma Free Metanephrines Platelet Count Platelet Function Tests Pleural Fluid Analysis PML-RARA Porphyrin Tests Potassium Prealbumin ... of potassium is found in the plasma , the liquid portion of the blood. Monitoring potassium is important ...

  8. Ferritin Test (United States)

    ... normal" values. By comparing your test results with reference values, you and your healthcare provider can see if ... along with other iron tests , when a routine complete blood count (CBC) shows that a person's hemoglobin and hematocrit ...

  9. Cholesterol Test (United States)

    ... artery disease. Other names for a cholesterol test: Lipid profile, Lipid panel What is it used for? If you ... Clinic [Internet]. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; c1998-2017.Cholesterol Test: Overview; 2016 Jan 12 [ ...

  10. Gonorrhea Test (United States)

    ... 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 ...

  11. Susceptibility Testing (United States)

    ... Marker Bicarbonate (Total CO2) Bilirubin Blood Culture Blood Gases Blood Ketones Blood Smear Blood Typing Blood Urea ... hours depending on the method used. There are commercial tests available that offer rapid susceptibility testing and ...

  12. 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....

  13. 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: 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:

  14. VDRL test (United States)

    ... confirmed with another blood test to make the diagnosis of syphilis. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different ... broken) Alternative Names Venereal disease research ... laboratory test (VDRL) – serum. In: Chernecky CC, Berger BJ, eds. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures . 6th ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders; ...

  15. Drug Testing (United States)

    ... testing, substance abuse testing, toxicology screen, tox screen, sports doping tests What is it used for? Drug screening is used to find out whether or not a person has taken a certain drug or drugs. It ... Sports organizations. Professional and collegiate athletes usually need to ...

  16. HIV Testing (United States)

    ... 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 ...

  17. Nondestructive Testing

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    Berger, Harold [Argonne National Laboratory


    A nondestructive test is an examination of an object in any manner which will not impair the future usefulness of the object. This booklet discusses a few basic methods of nondestructive testing, and some of their characteristics. In addition, it discusses possible future methods for nondestructive testing by taking a quick look at some of the methods now under study.

  18. Virtual Sensorimotor Training for Balance: Pilot Study Results for Children With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. (United States)

    Jirikowic, Tracy; Westcott McCoy, Sarah; Price, Robert; Ciol, Marcia A; Hsu, Lin-Ya; Kartin, Deborah


    To examine the effects of Sensorimotor Training to Affect Balance, Engagement, and Learning (STABEL), a virtual reality system to train sensory adaptation for balance control, for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Twenty-three children with FASDs received STABEL training in a university laboratory, or home, or were controls. The Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2nd edition (MABC-2) and Pediatric Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction for Balance-2 (P-CTSIB-2) were analyzed by group (lab, home, and control), session (pre-STABEL, 1 week post-STABEL, and 1 month post-STABEL), and group-by-session interaction. Significant effects were group and session for MABC-2 Balance and interaction for MABC-2 Total Motor and P-CTSIB-2. Preliminary results support improved sensory adaptation, balance, and motor performance post-STABEL, which warrant further study with a larger, randomized sample.

  19. Ultrasonic testing

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    Song, Sung Jin [Sungkwunkwan Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Jeong, Hyun Jo [Wonkwang Univ., Iksan (Korea, Republic of)


    For the proper performance of ultrasonic testing of steel welded joints, and anisotropic material it is necessary to have sound understanding on the underlying physics. To provide such an understanding, it is beneficial to have simulation tools for ultrasonic testing. In order to address such a need, we develop effective approaches to simulate angle beam ultrasonic testing with a personal computer. The simulation is performed using ultrasonic measurement models based on the computationally efficient multi-Gaussian beams. This reach will describe the developed ultrasonic testing models together with the experimental verification of their accuracy.

  20. Troponins Test (United States)

    ... lab's website in order to provide you with background information about the test(s) you had performed. You will need to return ... C, Banfi G, Guidi GC. Influence of a half-marathon run on NT-proBNP and troponin ... MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online ...

  1. Insulin Test (United States)

    ... hours before blood is collected, but occasionally a health practitioner may do testing when fasting is not possible, such as when a glucose tolerance test (see Glucose ) is done. In some cases, the health practitioner may request that a person fast longer ...

  2. Genetic Testing (United States)

    ... is often the only way to determine if symptoms could possibly be related to celiac disease. For a person who faces this situation, a negative gene test would indicate that symptoms are not the result of celiac disease. A positive gene test, however, does not diagnose ...

  3. Potassium test (United States)

    ... hyperkalemia ) may be due to: Addison disease (rare) Blood transfusion Certain medicines Crushed tissue injury Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis ... released. This may cause a falsely high result. Alternative Names Hypokalemia test; K+ Images Blood test References Mount DB. Disorders of potassium balance. ...

  4. 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...

  5. Oedometer Tests

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    Thorsen, Grete


    The paper describes the results of oedometer tests carried out with samples from Eemian fresh-water deposits and the methods used to determine the preconsolidation pressure from the test results. The influence of creep in the material on the apparent preconsolidation pressure is estimated from...

  6. TORCH Test (United States)

    ... Parietal Cell Antibody Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT, aPTT) Parvovirus B19 Pericardial Fluid Analysis Peritoneal Fluid Analysis Pertussis Tests ... enterovirus, Epstein-Barr virus , varicella-zoster virus , and parvovirus B19 . How is the sample collected for testing? A ...

  7. Automating Test Activities: Test Cases Creation, Test Execution, and Test Reporting with Multiple Test Automation Tools


    Loke Mun Sei


    Software testing has become a mandatory process in assuring the software product quality. Hence, test management is needed in order to manage the test activities conducted in the software test life cycle. This paper discusses on the challenges faced in the software test life cycle, and how the test processes and test activities, mainly on test cases creation, test execution, and test reporting is being managed and automated using several test automation tools, i.e. Jira, ...

  8. Deficits in vision and visual attention associated with motor performance of very preterm/very low birth weight children. (United States)

    Geldof, Christiaan J A; van Hus, Janeline W P; Jeukens-Visser, Martine; Nollet, Frans; Kok, Joke H; Oosterlaan, Jaap; van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, Aleid G


    To extend understanding of impaired motor functioning of very preterm (VP)/very low birth weight (VLBW) children by investigating its relationship with visual attention, visual and visual-motor functioning. Motor functioning (Movement Assessment Battery for Children, MABC-2; Manual Dexterity, Aiming & Catching, and Balance component), as well as visual attention (attention network and visual search tests), vision (oculomotor, visual sensory and perceptive functioning), visual-motor integration (Beery Visual Motor Integration), and neurological status (Touwen examination) were comprehensively assessed in a sample of 106 5.5-year-old VP/VLBW children. Stepwise linear regression analyses were conducted to investigate multivariate associations between deficits in visual attention, oculomotor, visual sensory, perceptive and visual-motor integration functioning, abnormal neurological status, neonatal risk factors, and MABC-2 scores. Abnormal MABC-2 Total or component scores occurred in 23-36% of VP/VLBW children. Visual and visual-motor functioning accounted for 9-11% of variance in MABC-2 Total, Manual Dexterity and Balance scores. Visual perceptive deficits only were associated with Aiming & Catching. Abnormal neurological status accounted for an additional 19-30% of variance in MABC-2 Total, Manual Dexterity and Balance scores, and 5% of variance in Aiming & Catching, and neonatal risk factors for 3-6% of variance in MABC-2 Total, Manual Dexterity and Balance scores. Motor functioning is weakly associated with visual and visual-motor integration deficits and moderately associated with abnormal neurological status, indicating that motor performance reflects long term vulnerability following very preterm birth, and that visual deficits are of minor importance in understanding motor functioning of VP/VLBW children. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Trypsinogen test (United States)

    ... care provider about the meaning of your specific test results. What Abnormal Results ... vary in size, so it may be harder to get a blood sample from one person than another. Other risks associated with having ...

  10. Just testing

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    Robinson, D.


    In the 1950s, most of the men who witnessed Britain's nuclear tests at Christmas Island in the Pacific were national servicemen, aged 19 or 20. Some revelled in sun and swimming, some were bored, some were too busy to be bored. How many of the twenty thousand servicemen involved in the tests suspected that they might be exposed to radiation that would reveal itself a generation later in blood and bone cancers, sterility, cataracts, or deformities in their children. The Ministry of Defence insists nobody was in danger. This book tells a different story, in the words of the servicemen, and of their medical reports, about secrets which are no longer Official. It is important not only to the victims of a government's extraordinary reluctance to face up to the tragic consequences of a programme of nuclear tests on Christmas Island and in Australia, but to anyone concerned with the damage that nuclear testing is still doing in the world today. (author)

  11. Test Ship (United States)

    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...

  12. Injection Tests

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    Kain, V


    The success of the start-up of the LHC on 10th of September was in part due to the preparation without beam and injection tests in 2008. The injection tests allowed debugging and improvement in appropriate portions to allow safe, efficient and state-of-the-art commissioning later on. The usefulness of such an approach for a successful start-up becomes obvious when looking at the problems we encountered before and during the injection tests and could solve during this period. The outline of the preparation and highlights of the different injection tests will be presented and the excellent performance of many tools discussed. A list of shortcomings will follow, leading to some planning for the preparation of the run in 2009.

  13. Fungal Tests (United States)

    ... Wu, A. (2006). Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, Fourth Edition. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. Pp 1569, 1570, 1532, 1616. Forbes, B. et. al. (© 2007). Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology, Twelfth Edition: Mosby Elsevier Press, St. Louis, Missouri. ...

  14. PTH Test (United States)

    ... Gregory C. Sephel PhD FACB MT(ASCP). Lab Tests Online adjunct board member. Director Clinical Pathology, VA TN Valley Healthcare System; Associate Professor Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Sources Used ...

  15. Phosphorus Test (United States)

    ... be seen with increased intake of the mineral, hypocalcemia , and with kidney dysfunction. Someone with a mild ... usually detected because of the relationship with and effect on calcium levels . Calcium is routinely tested as ...

  16. Procalcitonin Test (United States)

    ... normal" values. By comparing your test results with reference values, you and your healthcare provider can see if ... g., blood culture , urine culture ), lactate , blood gases , complete blood count (CBC) , and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis . When is ...

  17. RSV Test (United States)

    ... Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Sickle Cell Tests Sirolimus Smooth Muscle Antibody (SMA) ... University Medical Center, LAB Letter [On-line newsletter]. PDF available for download at ...

  18. Prenatal Tests (United States)

    ... tests are considered routine — that is, almost all pregnant women receiving prenatal care get them. They include things like checking urine (pee) levels for protein, sugar, or signs of infection. Other non-routine ...

  19. Progesterone Test (United States)

    ... replacement therapy, or help diagnose the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding When To Get Tested? At specific times during ... receiving progesterone replacement therapy; when a woman has abnormal uterine bleeding Sample Required? A blood sample drawn from a ...

  20. Testosterone Test (United States)

    ... Testing Triglycerides Troponin Tryptase Tumor Markers Uric Acid Urinalysis Urine Albumin and Albumin/Creatinine Ratio Urine Culture ... 2010) 2536–259. Centers for Disease Control Hormone Standardization website(HoST). Available online at http://www.cdc. ...

  1. Pertussis Tests (United States)

    ... of Conditions Not Listed? Not Listed? Acidosis and Alkalosis Adrenal Insufficiency and Addison Disease Alcoholism Allergies Alzheimer ... tested? Pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, is a respiratory infection caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis . These ...

  2. Tests computarizados

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    R. Fernando Prialé Z.


    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.

  3. VMA Test (United States)

    ... spasms and rapid eye movements referred to as "dancing eyes, dancing feet." The VMA test may also be ordered ... a pheochromocytoma or neuroblastoma? People with a family history of multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN2), a genetic condition ...

  4. Neuropsychological testing. (United States)

    Zucchella, Chiara; Federico, Angela; Martini, Alice; Tinazzi, Michele; Bartolo, Michelangelo; Tamburin, Stefano


    Neuropsychological testing is a key diagnostic tool for assessing people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment, but can also help in other neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and epilepsy. While cognitive screening tests offer gross information, detailed neuropsychological evaluation can provide data on different cognitive domains (visuospatial function, memory, attention, executive function, language and praxis) as well as neuropsychiatric and behavioural features. We should regard neuropsychological testing as an extension of the neurological examination applied to higher order cortical function, since each cognitive domain has an anatomical substrate. Ideally, neurologists should discuss the indications and results of neuropsychological assessment with a clinical neuropsychologist. This paper summarises the rationale, indications, main features, most common tests and pitfalls in neuropsychological evaluation. © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.

  5. Testing theories

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    Casten, R F


    This paper discusses some simple issues that arise in testing models, with a focus on models for low energy nuclear structure. By way of simplified examples, we illustrate some dangers in blind statistical assessments, pointing out especially the need to include theoretical uncertainties, the danger of over-weighting precise or physically redundant experimental results, the need to assess competing theories with independent and physically sensitive observables, and the value of statistical tests properly evaluated. (paper)

  6. 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


    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.

  7. Allergy testing - skin (United States)

    Patch tests - allergy; Scratch tests - allergy; Skin tests - allergy; RAST test; Allergic rhinitis - allergy testing; Asthma - allergy testing; Eczema - allergy testing; Hayfever - allergy testing; Dermatitis - allergy testing; Allergy testing; ...

  8. Adaptive test

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    Kjeldsen, Lars Peter; Eriksen, Mette Rose


    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....

  9. Tests computarizados


    Prialé Z., R. Fernando


    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 im...

  10. Testing Hubbert

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    Brandt, Adam R.


    The Hubbert theory of oil depletion, which states that oil production in large regions follows a bell-shaped curve over time, has been cited as a method to predict the future of global oil production. However, the assumptions of the Hubbert method have never been rigorously tested with a large, publicly available data set. In this paper, three assumptions of the modern Hubbert theory are tested using data from 139 oil producing regions. These regions are sub-national (United States state-level, United States regional-level), national, and multi-national (subcontinental and continental) in scale. We test the assumption that oil production follows a bell-shaped curve by generating best-fitting curves for each region using six models and comparing the quality of fit across models. We also test the assumptions that production over time in a region tends to be symmetric, and that production is more bell-shaped in larger regions than in smaller regions

  11. Prealbumin Test (United States)

    ... T. J. (© 2007). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 8th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 755-756. Clarke, W. and Dufour, D. R., Editors (© 2006). Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry: AACC Press, Washington, DC. Pp 197. Banh, L. ( ...

  12. Genomic Testing (United States)

    ... this database. Top of Page Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (EGAPP™) In 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the EGAPP initiative to establish and test a ... and other applications of genomic technology that are in transition from ...

  13. Fibrinogen Test (United States)

    ... thrombotic episode ) As a follow-up to an abnormal bleeding disorder test ( prothrombin time, PT or partial thromboplastin time, ... to help diagnose disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) or abnormal ... status of a progressive disease (such as liver disease ) over time or, rarely, ...

  14. (stress) testing

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    However, maximal HR was significantly higher in all groups during their sporting activities than during stress testing in the laboratory (P < 0.01). Conclusions. Maximal HR in veteran athletes during specific sporting activities was significantly higher than that attained during a routine sECG. This finding was not sport-specific, ...

  15. Trypsinogen Test (United States)

    ... exocrine.html. UPCMD (1998 – 2002). Cystic Fibrosis. University Pathology Consortium, LLC [On-line information]. Available online at Sainato, D., (2002, March). Genetic Testing for CF Going Mainstream? Clinical Laboratory ...

  16. Chymotrypsin Test (United States)

    ... exocrine.html. UPCMD (1998 – 2002). Cystic Fibrosis. University Pathology Consortium, LLC [On-line information]. Available online at Sainato, D., (2002, March). Genetic Testing for CF Going Mainstream? Clinical Laboratory ...

  17. Radiographic Test

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    Lee, H.J; Yang, S.H. [Korea Electric Power Research Institute, Taejon (Korea)


    This report contains theory, procedure technique and interpretation of radiographic examination and written for whom preparing radiographic test Level II. To determine this baseline of technical competence in the examination, the individual must demonstrate a knowledge of radiography physics, radiation safety, technique development, radiation detection and measurement, facility design, and the characteristics of radiation-producing devices and their principles of operation. (author) 98 figs., 23 tabs.

  18. Associations Between Academic and Motor Performance in a Heterogeneous Sample of Children With Learning Disabilities

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    Vuijk, Pieter Jelle; Hartman, Esther; Mombarg, Remo; Scherder, Erik; Visscher, Chris


    A heterogeneous sample of 137 school-aged children with learning disabilities (IQ > 80) attending special needs schools was examined on the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC). The results show that compared to the available norm scores, 52.6% of the children tested performed below the

  19. The ability of parents to identify Grade 1-learners with ...

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    South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation ... using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 (MABC-2 Test), and the classification of motor difficulties by the parents of the participants, using the DCD Questionnaire '07 (DCDQ'07), to determine if parents possess the competency ...

  20. The nature and scope of ocular muscle control deviations among 7 ...

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    The Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC) was used to classify children into moderate and severe DCD categories (<15th and the 5th percentile) while the Sensory Input Systems Screening Test and QNST II were used to evaluate visual functions that are controlled by the six eye ocular muscles. Correlation ...

  1. Testing Understanding and Understanding Testing. (United States)

    Pedersen, Jean; Ross, Peter


    Provides examples in which graphs are used in the statements of problems or in their solutions as a means of testing understanding of mathematical concepts. Examples (appropriate for a beginning course in calculus and analytic geometry) include slopes of lines and curves, quadratic formula, properties of the definite integral, and others. (JN)

  2. Credibility test; Vertrauens-Test

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    Fuhs, Michael


    Solar wafer producers must prove their quality standards. Q-Cells has started a marketing office and opened their test center to journalists. They are aware that adherence to standards is going only half the way of quality assurance. The other half consists in gaining the customers' trust. (orig.)

  3. Aplicabilidade de Britas Graduadas da Região Sul em Pavimentação

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    Hariane Machado Marmitt


    Full Text Available A caracterização de três britas graduadas (granito e dois tipos de basalto, utilizados como base e sub-base nos pavimentos na região sul do país, foi obtida através da execução de ensaios triaxiais de carga repetida. O comportamento resiliente dos materiais foi analisado com a variação da umidade das amostras. A umidade de compactação foi variada 2% abaixo e acima da umidade ótima e relacionada com a energia modificada. Os resultados indicaram que o módulo resiliente obtido para o granito (ao contrário do basalto, que não pôde ser moldado na umidade acima da ótima, sofre influência da umidade, ou seja, o valor do módulo resiliente diminui com o aumento desta.

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


    Nain Martínez; Ileana Espejel


    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...

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

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    Nain Martínez


    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.

  6. El título indígena y su aplicabilidad en el Derecho chileno

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    Gonzalo Aguilar Cavallo


    Full Text Available En las últimas décadas, una de las reivindicaciones más poderosas de los pueblos indígenas ha sido el reconocimiento de los derechos a la tierra. Los pueblos indígenas consideran que tienen un título inmemorial a usar y poseer las tierras que ellos ocupan o han ocupado tradicionalmente. Ellos encuentran en su Derecho propio el mejor argumento para defender esta reivindicación. El título indígena a poseer sus tierras ha sido aceptado en forma creciente por los tribunales, tanto extranjeros como internacionales, lo cual constituye un reconocimiento notable de los derechos indígenas. Tanto los casos internacionales como del derecho comparado podrían inspirar las decisiones de nuestros tribunales en esta materia.One of the most powerful indigenous peoples' claims over the last decades has been the recognition of land rights. Indigenous peoples consider that they have an immemorial entitlement to use and possess the lands they occupy or have traditionally occupied. They find in their own law the best argument to support this claim. Such an entitlement to possess and own lands has increasingly been accepted by foreign and international courts, which constitute a noteworthy recognition of indigenous rights. International and comparative case law might inspire judgments of our national courts about this matter.

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

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    Adriana Remor


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

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    Grazielle Noro


    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.

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

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    Ernestina Aguirre Vidaurre


    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.

  10. Aplicabilidad de un concreto de escoria activada alcalinamente como material protector del acero de refuerzo

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    Robinson de Jesús Torres Gómez, William A. Aperador Ch., Enrique Vera López,Rubi Mejía de Gutiérrez


    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados del análisis electroquímico de las  barras  de  acero  embebidas  en  un  concreto  no convencional usado internacionalmente para reparación de estructuras. Este concreto utiliza materiales de desecho de otros procesos; en este caso específico se empleó escoria siderúrgica de  la empresa Acerías Paz del Río S.A. Se estudio el comportamiento frente a la corrosión generada por  los iones cloruro, con el uso de la técnica de resistencia lineal a la polarización LPR y pulso galvanostático GPT. Simultáneamente, se compararon los resultados con otras probetas  fabricadas  con  cemento  Portland  tipo  I.  Se realizaron mediciones con  intervalos de veinte días durante nueve  meses  y  finalmente  se  establecieron  las características protectoras del concreto.

  11. Aplicabilidad de un concreto de escoria activada alcalinamente como material protector del acero de refuerzo


    Robinson de Jesús Torres Gómez, William A. Aperador Ch., Enrique Vera López,Rubi Mejía de Gutiérrez


    Se presentan los resultados del análisis electroquímico de las  barras  de  acero  embebidas  en  un  concreto  no convencional usado internacionalmente para reparación de estructuras. Este concreto utiliza materiales de desecho de otros procesos; en este caso específico se empleó escoria siderúrgica de  la empresa Acerías Paz del Río S.A. Se estudio el comportamiento frente a la corrosión generada por  los iones cloruro, con el uso de la técnica de resistencia lineal a la polarización LPR y ...

  12. Knowledge Test

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    Sørensen, Ole Henning


    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...... and differences in the disparate theories are discussed through a critical perspective on metaphor, time, space, agency and technology. It is asserted that the process of globalization is leading to a new production of space-time perceptions and practices where localization and globalization is becoming...... increasingly important. National space is being contested and nation states need to perform differently....

  13. Testing SUSY

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    Cassel, S; Ross, G G


    If SUSY provides a solution to the hierarchy problem then supersymmetric states should not be too heavy. This requirement is quantified by the Barbieri-Giudice fine tuning measure that provides a quantitative test of SUSY as a solution to the hierarchy problem. The measure is useful in correlating the impact of the various experimental measurements relevant to the search for supersymmetry and also in identifying the most sensitive measurements for testing SUSY. In this paper we apply the measure to the CMSSM, computing it to two-loop order and taking account of current experimental limits and the constraint on dark matter abundance. Using this we determine the present limits on the CMSSM parameter space and identify the measurements at the LHC that are most significant in covering the remaining parameter space. Without imposing the LEP Higgs mass bound we show that the smallest fine tuning (1:14.5) consistent with a saturation of the relic density within the 1$\\sigma$ WMAP bounds corresponds to a Higgs mass o...

  14. Heart failure - tests (United States)

    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 ...

  15. Nuclear stress test (United States)

    ... 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 ...

  16. Does relative body fat influence the Movement ABC-2 assessment in children with and without developmental coordination disorder? (United States)

    Faught, Brent E; Demetriades, Stephen; Hay, John; Cairney, John


    Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a condition that results in an impairment of gross and/or fine motor coordination. Compromised motor coordination contributes to lower levels of physical activity, which is associated with elevated body fat. The impact of elevated body fat on motor coordination diagnostic assessments in children with DCD has not been established. The purpose of this study was to determine if relative body fat influences performance on the Movement Assessment Battery for Children, 2nd Edition (MABC-2) test items in children with and without DCD. A nested case-control, design was conducted within the Physical Health Activity Study Team longitudinal cohort study. The MABC-2 was used to assess motor coordination to categorize cases and matched controls. Relative body fat was assessed using whole body air displacement plethysmography. Relative body fat was negatively associated with the MABC-2 "balance" subcategory after adjusting for physical activity and DCD status. Relative body fat did not influence the subcategories of "manual dexterity" or "aiming and catching". Item analysis of the three balance tasks indicated that relative body fat significantly influences both "2-board balance" and "zig-zag hopping", but not "walking heel-toe backwards". Children with higher levels of relative body fat do not perform as well on the MABC-2, regardless of whether the have DCD or not. Dynamic balance test items are most negatively influenced by body fat. Health practitioners and researchers should be aware that body fat can influence results when interpreting MABC-2 test scores. Crown Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Computer-Based Testing: Test Site Security. (United States)

    Rosen, Gerald A.

    Computer-based testing places great burdens on all involved parties to ensure test security. A task analysis of test site security might identify the areas of protecting the test, protecting the data, and protecting the environment as essential issues in test security. Protecting the test involves transmission of the examinations, identifying the…

  18. Mononucleosis spot test (United States)

    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 ...

  19. Coccidioides precipitin test (United States)

    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 ...

  20. [Evaluation of coordination and balance in preterm children]. (United States)

    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


    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.

  1. Myoglobin urine test (United States)

    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.


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    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 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

  3. Underground Nuclear Testing Program, Nevada Test Site

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    The Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) continues to conduct an underground nuclear testing program which includes tests for nuclear weapons development and other tests for development of nuclear explosives and methods for their application for peaceful uses. ERDA also continues to provide nuclear explosive and test site support for nuclear effects tests sponsored by the Department of Defense. This Supplement extends the Environmental Statement (WASH-1526) to cover all underground nuclear tests and preparations for tests of one megaton (1 MT) or less at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) during Fiscal Year 1976. The test activities covered include numerous continuing programs, both nuclear and non-nuclear, which can best be conducted in a remote area. However, if nuclear excavation tests or tests of yields above 1 MT or tests away from NTS should be planned, these will be covered by separate environmental statements

  4. Antifungal susceptibility testing of yeast isolated from corneal infections Teste de susceptibilidade a antifúngicos de leveduras isoladas de infecções corneais

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    Vera Lucia Degaspare Monte Mascaro


    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To report the antifungal susceptibility profile of yeast isolates obtained from cases of keratitis. METHODS: Susceptibility testing of 15 yeast strains isolated from corneal infections to amphotericin B, fluconazole, itraconazole and ketoconazole was performed using the NCCLS broth microdilution assay. RESULTS: Most episodes of eye infections were caused by Candida albicans. The antifungal drugs tested showed the following minimal inhibitory concentration values against yeast isolates: 0.125-0.5 µg/ml for amphotericin B; 0.125->64.0 µg/ml for fluconazole; 0.015-1.0 µg/ml for itraconazole and 0.015-0.125 µg/ml for ketoconazole. Despite the fact that all Candida isolates were judged to be susceptible to azoles, one isolate showed a minimal inhibitory concentration value significantly higher than a 90% minimal inhibitory concentration of all tested isolates. Rhodotorula rubra was resistant to fluconazole and itraconazole. CONCLUSIONS: Despite the fact that most yeast isolates from corneal infections are usually susceptible to amphotericin B and azoles, they exhibit a wide range of minimal inhibitory concentration values for antifungal drugs. The identification of strains at species level and their susceptibility pattern to antifungal drugs should be considered before determining the concentration to be used in topical antifungal formulations in order to optimize therapeutic response in eye infections.OBJETIVO: Relatar resultados e avaliar a aplicabilidade do teste de suscetibilidade a antifúngicos de leveduras isoladas de infecções corneais oculares. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se teste de suscetibilidade pelo método de microdiluição em caldo, padronizado pelo NCCLS-EUA, em 15 amostras de leveduras de infecções corneanas a anfotericina B, fluconazol, itraconazol e ketoconazol. RESULTADOS: A maioria dos episódios de infecção corneal foi causada por Candida albicans. As drogas antifúngicas testadas exibiram valores de concentra

  5. Test Review: TestDaF (United States)

    Norris, John; Drackert, Anastasia


    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…

  6. Tests Related to Pregnancy (United States)

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

  7. Design Driven Testing Test Smarter, Not Harder

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    Stephens, M


    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

  8. Learning software testing with Test Studio

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    Madi, Rawane


    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

  9. Engine Test Facility (ETF) (United States)

    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...

  10. Thyroid Function Tests (United States)

    ... Home » Thyroid Function Tests Leer en Español Thyroid Function Tests FUNCTION HOW DOES THE THYROID GLAND FUNCTION? ... Cancer Thyroid Nodules in Children and Adolescents Thyroid Function Tests Resources Thyroid Function Tests Brochure PDF En ...

  11. CEA (Carcinoembryonic Antigen) Test (United States)

    ... Gene Mutations Testing Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Tests D-dimer Dengue Fever Testing Des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) DHEAS ... Glance Why Get Tested? Primarily to monitor cancer treatment, including response to therapy and recurrence; as an ...

  12. Blood Test: Bilirubin (United States)

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

  13. Catecholamine blood test (United States)

    ... page: // Catecholamine blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... measured with a urine test than with a blood test. How the Test is Performed A blood sample ...

  14. Anthrax blood test (United States)

    Anthrax serology test; Antibody test for anthrax; Serologic test for B. anthracis ... This test may be performed when the health care provider suspects you have anthrax infection. The bacteria that cause ...

  15. Myoglobin blood test (United States)

    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 ...

  16. Blood sugar test (United States)

    ... sugar; Blood sugar level; Fasting blood sugar; Glucose test; Diabetic screening - blood sugar test; Diabetes - blood sugar test ... The test may be done in the following ways: After you have not eaten anything for at least 8 ...

  17. Ketones urine test (United States)

    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 ...

  18. Lactose tolerance tests (United States)

    Hydrogen breath test for lactose tolerance ... Two common methods include: Lactose tolerance blood test Hydrogen breath test The hydrogen breath test is the preferred method. It measures the amount of hydrogen ...

  19. Test techniques for fracture mechanics testing

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    Schwalbe, K.H.


    Test methods for fracture mechanics tests are described. Two groups of techniques are distinguished: Those for measurement of stable crack growth and those for determination of the loading parameters. (orig.) [de

  20. To test or not to test

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    Rochon, Justine; Gondan, Matthias; Kieser, Meinhard


    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...

  1. Materials testing 1985

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    The following subjects were dealt with at the meeting: Testing with vibration loads; Hardness testing; Calibration of test devices and equipment; Test technique for compound materials; Vibration strength testing and expense of experiments; Solving problems in introducing forces into samples and components and process of ambulant materials testing. There are 17 separate abstracts from among 43 lectures. (orig./PW) [de

  2. 5-HIAA Test (United States)

    ... PF4 Antibody Hepatitis A Testing Hepatitis B Testing Hepatitis C Testing HER2/neu Herpes Testing High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein (hs-CRP) Histamine Histone Antibody HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen (p24) HIV Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Testing, Genotypic HIV Viral Load HLA Testing HLA- ...

  3. Uric Acid Test (United States)

    ... PF4 Antibody Hepatitis A Testing Hepatitis B Testing Hepatitis C Testing HER2/neu Herpes Testing High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein (hs-CRP) Histamine Histone Antibody HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen (p24) HIV Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Testing, Genotypic HIV Viral Load HLA Testing HLA- ...

  4. Direct Antiglobulin Test (United States)

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  5. CK-MB Test (United States)

    ... PF4 Antibody Hepatitis A Testing Hepatitis B Testing Hepatitis C Testing HER2/neu Herpes Testing High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein (hs-CRP) Histamine Histone Antibody HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen (p24) HIV Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Testing, Genotypic HIV Viral Load HLA Testing HLA- ...

  6. Understanding Your Tests (United States)

    ... PF4 Antibody Hepatitis A Testing Hepatitis B Testing Hepatitis C Testing HER2/neu Herpes Testing High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein (hs-CRP) Histamine Histone Antibody HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen (p24) HIV Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Testing, Genotypic HIV Viral Load HLA Testing HLA- ...

  7. Myasthenia Gravis Tests (United States)

    ... PF4 Antibody Hepatitis A Testing Hepatitis B Testing Hepatitis C Testing HER2/neu Herpes Testing High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein (hs-CRP) Histamine Histone Antibody HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen (p24) HIV Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Testing, Genotypic HIV Viral Load HLA Testing HLA- ...

  8. Citric acid urine test (United States)

    Urine - citric acid test; Renal tubular acidosis - citric acid test; Kidney stones - citric acid test; Urolithiasis - citric acid test ... No special preparation is necessary for this test. But the results ... test is usually done while you are on a normal diet. Ask your ...

  9. From Test Takers to Test Makers (United States)

    Smith, Kari


    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…

  10. CANFLEX fuel bundle strength tests (test report)

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    Chang, Seok Kyu; Chung, C. H.; Kim, B. D.


    This document outlines the test results for the strength tests of the CANFLEX fuel bundle. Strength tests are performed to determine and verify the amount of the bundle shape distortion which is against the side-stops when the bundles are refuelling. There are two cases of strength test; one is the double side-stop test which simulates the normal bundle refuelling and the other is the single side-stop test which simulates the abnormal refuelling. the strength test specification requires that the fuel bundle against the side-stop(s) simulators for this test were fabricated and the flow rates were controlled to provide the required conservative hydraulic forces. The test rig conditions of 120 deg C, 11.2 MPa were retained for 15 minutes after the flow rate was controlled during the test in two cases, respectively. The bundle loading angles of number 13- number 15 among the 15 bundles were 67.5 deg CCW and others were loaded randomly. After the tests, the bundle shapes against the side-stops were measured and inspected carefully. The important test procedures and measurements were discussed as follows. (author). 5 refs., 22 tabs., 5 figs

  11. Test design requirements: Thermal conductivity probe testing

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    Heath, R.E.


    This document establishes the test design requirements for development of a thermal conductivity probe test. The thermal conductivity probe determines in situ thermal conductivity using a line source transient heat conduction analysis. This document presents the rationale for thermal conductivity measurement using a thermal conductivity probe. A general test description is included. Support requirements along with design constraints are detailed to allow simple design of the thermal conductivity probe and test. The schedule and delivery requirements of the responsible test designer are also included. 7 refs., 1 fig

  12. Irradiation effects test series test IE-1 test results report

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    Quapp, W.J.; Allison, C.M.; Farrar, L.C.; Mehner, A.S.


    The report describes the results of the first programmatic test in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Irradiation Effects Test Series. This test (IE-1) used four 0.97m long PWR-type fuel rods fabricated from previously irradiated Saxton fuel. The objectives of this test were to evaluate the effect of fuel pellet density on pellet-cladding interaction during a power ramp and to evaluate the influence of the irradiated state of the fuel and cladding on rod behavior during film boiling operation. Data are presented on the behavior of irradiated fuel rods during steady-state operation, a power ramp, and film boiling operation. The effects of as-fabricated gap size, as-fabricated fuel density, rod power, and power ramp rate on pellet-cladding interaction are discussed. Test data are compared with FRAP-T2 computer model predictions, and comments on the consequences of sustained film boiling operation on irradiated fuel rod behavior are provided

  13. The Stimulus test stand

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    Christofek, L.; Rapidis, P.; Reinhard, A.; Fermilab


    The Stimulus Test Stand was originally constructed and assembled for testing the SVX2 ASIC readout and then upgraded for SVX3 ASIC prototyping and testing. We have modified this system for SVX4 ASIC [1] prototype testing. We described the individual components below. Additional details for other hardware for SVX4 testing can be found in reference [2]. We provide a description of the Stimulus Test Stand used for prototype testing of the SVX4 chip

  14. CSF-VDRL test (United States)

    ... test - CSF; Neurosyphilis - VDRL Images CSF test for syphilis References Chernecky CC, Berger BJ. Venereal disease research laboratory test (VDRL), test, cerebrospinal fluid – specimen. In: Chernecky CC, Berger BJ, eds. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures . 6th ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders; ...

  15. CO2 blood test (United States)

    Bicarbonate test; HCO3-; Carbon dioxide test; TCO2; Total CO2; CO2 test - serum; Acidosis - CO2; Alkalosis - CO2 ... Many medicines can interfere with blood test results. Your health ... need to stop taking any medicines before you have this test. DO ...

  16. Tonopah Test Range - Index (United States)

    Capabilities Test Operations Center Test Director Range Control Track Control Communications Tracking Radars Photos Header Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr RSS Tonopah Test Range Top TTR_TOC Tonopah is the testing range of choice for all national security missions. Tonopah Test Range (TTR) provides research and

  17. Rail Impact Testing. Test Operations Procedure (TOP) (United States)


    impact test. The rail impact test is used to verify structural integrity of the test item and the adequacy of the tie-down system and tie-down...strength of provisions, connection and supporting structural frame, paragraph 5.2.3 **, to include outriggers and booms) without advanced approval by SDDCTEA. Torque nuts on wire rope clips to their correct value. Torque cable

  18. Tractor accelerated test on test rig

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    M. Mattetti


    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.

  19. Color vision test (United States)

    ... present from birth) color vision problems: Achromatopsia -- complete color blindness , seeing only shades of gray Deuteranopia -- difficulty telling ... Vision test - color; Ishihara color vision test Images Color blindness tests References Bowling B. Hereditary fundus dystrophies. In: ...

  20. Kidney function tests (United States)

    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, ...

  1. Liver Function Tests (United States)

    ... digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Liver function tests are blood tests that check to see ... as hepatitis and cirrhosis. You may have liver function tests as part of a regular checkup. Or ...

  2. Home blood sugar testing (United States)

    Diabetes - home glucose testing; Diabetes - home blood sugar testing ... Usual times to test your blood sugar are before meals and at bedtime. Your provider may ask you to check your blood sugar 2 hours after a meal or ...

  3. Teratology testing under REACH. (United States)

    Barton, Steve


    REACH guidelines may require teratology testing for new and existing chemicals. This chapter discusses procedures to assess the need for teratology testing and the conduct and interpretation of teratology tests where required.

  4. Celiac Disease Tests (United States)

    ... diet When To Get Tested? When you have symptoms suggesting celiac disease, such as chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, anemia , and ... Celiac tests are usually ordered for people with symptoms suggesting celiac disease, including anemia and abdominal pain. Sometimes celiac testing ...

  5. Aviation Flight Test (United States)

    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...

  6. Mark 1 Test Facility (United States)

    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...

  7. Growth hormone suppression test (United States)

    ... Acromegaly - blood test; Gigantism - blood test Images Blood test References Kaiser U, Ho KKY. Pituitary physiology and diagnostic evaluation. In: Melmed S, Polonsky KS, Larsen PR, Kronenberg HM, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology . 13th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; ...

  8. Lactose Tolerance Tests (United States)

    ... Plasma Free Metanephrines Platelet Count Platelet Function Tests Pleural Fluid Analysis PML-RARA Porphyrin Tests Potassium Prealbumin ... of these, the person tested is given a liquid to drink that contains a standard amount of ...

  9. Thyroid Diseases Tests (United States)

    ... Gene Mutations Testing Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Tests D-dimer Dengue Fever Testing Des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) DHEAS ... newborn blood screening programs since early detection and treatment can minimize long-term damage. Hashimoto thyroiditis : the ...

  10. What Is Diagnostic Testing? (United States)

    ... your family Plan for the future Insurance and financial planning Transition for children Emergency preparedness Testing & Services Testing ... Support Genetic Disease Information Find a Support Group Financial Planning Who Should I Tell? Genetic Testing & Counseling Compensation ...

  11. Tests for H. pylori (United States)

    ... ulcers and many cases of stomach inflammation (chronic gastritis). How the Test is Performed There are several ... treating bleeding, or making sure there is no cancer. Why the Test is Performed Testing is most ...

  12. BUN - blood test (United States)

    ... page: // 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 ...

  13. Porphyrins - blood test (United States)

    ... page: // Porphyrins blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... blood or the urine . This article discusses the blood test. How the Test is Performed A blood sample ...

  14. Renin blood test (United States)

    ... page: // Renin blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... renin test measures the level of renin in blood. How the Test is Performed A blood sample is needed . How ...

  15. Prolactin blood test (United States)

    ... page: // 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 ...

  16. Large Rotor Test Apparatus (United States)

    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...

  17. Ketones blood test (United States)

    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 ...

  18. Dexamethasone suppression test (United States)

    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 ...

  19. Bone mineral density test (United States)

    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 ...

  20. Assessment and Testing. (United States)

    Clapham, Caroline


    Explores the term "applied linguistics" and discusses the role of language testing within this discipline, the relationship between testing and teaching, and the relationship between testing and assessment (Author/VWL)

  1. Tips on Blood Testing (United States)

    ... Test Pain, Discomfort and Anxiety Tips to Help Children through Their Medical Tests Tips to Help the Elderly through Their Medical Tests Find Us On Social Media: Facebook Twitter Google Plus Footer Menu Home About ...

  2. Blood Test: Testosterone (United States)

    ... Test: Estradiol Precocious Puberty Understanding Puberty Endocrine System Male Reproductive System Getting a Blood Test (Video) All About Puberty Blood Test (Video) Male Reproductive System View more About Us Contact Us Partners Editorial ...

  3. Structural Test Facility (United States)

    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...

  4. SPECT quality control tests

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    Robilotta, C.C.; Rebelo, M.F.S.; Oliveira, M.A.; Abe, R.


    Quality control tests of tomographic system composed by a rotatory chamber (CGR Gammatomome T-9000) and a microcomputer are presented. Traditional quality control tests for scintilation chambers and specific tests for tomographic systems are reported. (M.A.C.) [pt

  5. Irradiation effects test Series Scoping Test 1: test results report

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    Quapp, W.J.; Allison, C.M.; Farrar, L.C.


    The report describes the results of the first scoping test in the Irradiation Effects Test Series conducted by the Thermal Fuels Behavior Program, which is part of the Water Reactor Research Program of EG and G Idaho, Inc. The research is sponsored by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This test used an unirradiated, three-foot-long, PWR-type fuel rod. The objective of this test was to thoroughly evaluate the remote fabrication procedures to be used for irradiated rods in future tests, handling plans, and reactor operations. Additionally, selected fuel behavior data were obtained. The fuel rod was subjected to a series of preconditioning power cycles followed by a power increase which brought the fuel rod power to about 20.4 kW/ft peak linear heat rating at a coolant mass flux of 1.83 x 10 6 lb/hr-ft 2 . Film boiling occurred for a period of 4.8 minutes following flow reductions to 9.6 x 10 5 and 7.5 x 10 5 lb/hr-ft 2 . The test fuel rod failed following reactor shutdown as a result of heavy internal and external cladding oxidation and embrittlement which occurred during the film boiling operation

  6. Small test SDHW systems

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    Vejen, Niels Kristian


    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....

  7. Textiles Performance Testing Facilities (United States)

    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...

  8. Electromagnetic Interface Testing Facility (United States)

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


    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...

  10. Thyroxine (T4) Test (United States)

    ... K. Brunner & Suddarth's Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. 2 nd Ed, Kindle. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; c2014. Thryoxine, Serum 485 p. Lab Tests ...

  11. Laboratory for filter testing

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    Paluch, W.


    Filters used for mine draining in brown coal surface mines are tested by the Mine Draining Department of Poltegor. Laboratory tests of new types of filters developed by Poltegor are analyzed. Two types of tests are used: tests of scale filter models and tests of experimental units of new filters. Design and operation of the test stands used for testing mechanical properties and hydraulic properties of filters for coal mines are described: dimensions, pressure fluctuations, hydraulic equipment. Examples of testing large-diameter filters for brown coal mines are discussed.

  12. Mobile Test Capabilities (United States)

    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...

  13. GPS Test Facility (United States)

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

  14. Hot Ground Vibration Tests (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Ground vibration tests or modal surveys are routinely conducted to support flutter analysis for subsonic and supersonic vehicles. However, vibration testing...

  15. Test Control Center (TCC) (United States)

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

  16. Moisture related test protocols for HVS testing

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    Denneman, E


    Full Text Available outcomes of HVS tests where the moisture condition of the pavement or specific layers in the pavement is under investigation for a specific test. Practical guidance is then provided on the potential systems (how to manage the moisture – hardware) as well...

  17. Integrated Test and Evaluation Flight Test 3 Flight Test Plan (United States)

    Marston, Michael Lawrence


    The desire and ability to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) is of increasing urgency. The application of unmanned aircraft to perform national security, defense, scientific, and emergency management are driving the critical need for less restrictive access by UAS to the NAS. UAS represent a new capability that will provide a variety of services in the government (public) and commercial (civil) aviation sectors. The growth of this potential industry has not yet been realized due to the lack of a common understanding of what is required to safely operate UAS in the NAS. NASA's UAS Integration into the NAS Project is conducting research in the areas of Separation Assurance/Sense and Avoid Interoperability, Human Systems Integration (HSI), and Communication to support reducing the barriers of UAS access to the NAS. This research is broken into two research themes namely, UAS Integration and Test Infrastructure. UAS Integration focuses on airspace integration procedures and performance standards to enable UAS integration in the air transportation system, covering Sense and Avoid (SAA) performance standards, command and control performance standards, and human systems integration. The focus of Test Infrastructure is to enable development and validation of airspace integration procedures and performance standards, including the integrated test and evaluation. In support of the integrated test and evaluation efforts, the Project will develop an adaptable, scalable, and schedulable relevant test environment capable of evaluating concepts and technologies for unmanned aircraft systems to safely operate in the NAS. To accomplish this task, the Project will conduct a series of Human-in-the-Loop and Flight Test activities that integrate key concepts, technologies and/or procedures in a relevant air traffic environment. Each of the integrated events will build on the technical achievements, fidelity and complexity of the previous tests and

  18. Test report for core drilling ignitability testing

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    Witwer, K.S.


    Testing was carried out with the cooperation of Westinghouse Hanford Company and the United States Bureau of Mines at the Pittsburgh Research Center in Pennsylvania under the Memorandum of Agreement 14- 09-0050-3666. Several core drilling equipment items, specifically those which can come in contact with flammable gasses while drilling into some waste tanks, were tested under conditions similar to actual field sampling conditions. Rotary drilling against steel and rock as well as drop testing of several different pieces of equipment in a flammable gas environment were the specific items addressed. The test items completed either caused no ignition of the gas mixture, or, after having hardware changes or drilling parameters modified, produced no ignition in repeat testing

  19. Digface characterization test plan (remote testing)

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    Croft, K.; Hyde, R.; Allen, S.


    The objective of the Digface Characterization (DFC) Remote Testing project is to remotely deploy a sensor head (Mini-Lab) across a digface to determine if it can characterize the contents below the surface. The purpose of this project is to provide a robotics technology that allows removal of workers from hazards, increases speed of operations, and reduces life cycle costs compared to alternate methods and technologies. The Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration (BWID) is funding the demonstration, testing, and evaluation of DFC. This document describes the test plan for the DFC remote deployment demonstration for the BWID. The purposes of the test plan are to establish test parameters so that the demonstration results are deemed useful and usable and perform the demonstration in a safe manner and within all regulatory requirements

  20. Irradiation effects test series, test IE-5. Test results report

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    Croucher, D.W.; Yackle, T.R.; Allison, C.M.; Ploger, S.A.


    Test IE-5, conducted in the Power Burst Facility at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, employed three 0.97-m long pressurized water reactor type fuel rods, fabricated from previously irradiated zircaloy-4 cladding and one similar rod fabricated from unirradiated cladding. The objectives of the test were to evaluate the influence of simulated fission products, cladding irradiation damage, and fuel rod internal pressure on pellet-cladding interaction during a power ramp and on fuel rod behavior during film boiling operation. The four rods were subjected to a preconditioning period, a power ramp to an average fuel rod peak power of 65 kW/m, and steady state operation for one hour at a coolant mass flux of 4880 kg/s-m 2 for each rod. After a flow reduction to 1800 kg/s-m 2 , film boiling occurred on one rod. Additional flow reductions to 970 kg/s-m 2 produced film boiling on the three remaining fuel rods. Maximum time in film boiling was 80s. The rod having the highest initial internal pressure (8.3 MPa) failed 10s after the onset of film boiling. A second rod failed about 90s after reactor shutdown. The report contains a description of the experiment, the test conduct, test results, and results from the preliminary postirradiation examination. Calculations using a transient fuel rod behavior code are compared with the test results

  1. Irradiation Effects Test Series: Test IE-3. Test results report

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    Farrar, L.C.; Allison, C.M.; Croucher, D.W.; Ploger, S.A.


    The objectives of the test reported were to: (a) determine the behavior of irradiated fuel rods subjected to a rapid power increase during which the possibility of a pellet-cladding mechanical interaction failure is enhanced and (b) determine the behavior of these fuel rods during film boiling following this rapid power increase. Test IE-3 used four 0.97-m long pressurized water reactor type fuel rods fabricated from previously irradiated fuel. The fuel rods were subjected to a preconditioning period, followed by a power ramp to 69 kW/m at a coolant mass flux of 4920 kg/s-m 2 . After a flow reduction to 2120 kg/s-m 2 , film boiling occurred on the fuel rods. One rod failed approximately 45 seconds after the reactor was shut down as a result of cladding embrittlement due to extensive cladding oxidation. Data are presented on the behavior of these irradiated fuel rods during steady-state operation, the power ramp, and film boiling operation. The effects of a power ramp and power ramp rates on pellet-cladding interaction are discussed. Test data are compared with FRAP-T3 computer model calculations and data from a previous Irradiation Effects test in which four irradiated fuel rods of a similar design were tested. Test IE-3 results indicate that the irradiated state of the fuel rods did not significantly affect fuel rod behavior during normal, abnormal (power ramp of 20 kW/m per minute), and accident (film boiling) conditions

  2. Displacement compressors - acceptance tests

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    International Organization for Standardization. Geneva


    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.

  3. Refactoring test code

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


    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

  4. Load testing circuit

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    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...

  5. SAP crm integration testing


    Černiavskaitė, Marija


    This Bachelor's thesis presents SAP CRM and integration systems testing analysis: investigation in SAP CRM and SAP PO systems, presentation of relationship between systems, introduction to third-party system (non-SAP) – Network Informational System (NIS) which has integration with SAP, presentation of best CRM testing practises, analysis and recommendation of integration testing. Practical integration testing is done in accordance to recommendations.

  6. 1968 Prototype Diagnostic Test. (United States)

    Veterans Administration Hospital, Bedford, MA.

    This true-false diagnostic test was used for pretesting of employees at a Veterans Administration Hospital. The test is comprised of 20 items. An alternate test--Classification Questionnaire--was used for testing after remedial training. (For related document, see TM 002 334.) (DB)

  7. Liquid Rocket Engine Testing (United States)

    Rahman, Shamim


    Comprehensive Liquid Rocket Engine testing is essential to risk reduction for Space Flight. Test capability represents significant national investments in expertise and infrastructure. Historical experience underpins current test capabilities. Test facilities continually seek proactive alignment with national space development goals and objectives including government and commercial sectors.

  8. Nationale test i naturfag

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    Andreasen, Karen Egedal; Jensen, Lars Bang


    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....

  9. Numeracy Tests For Dummies

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    Beveridge, Colin


    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

  10. Dtest Testing Software (United States)

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


    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.

  11. ITER test programme

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    Abdou, M.; Baker, C.; Casini, G.


    ITER has been designed to operate in two phases. The first phase which lasts for 6 years, is devoted to machine checkout and physics testing. The second phase lasts for 8 years and is devoted primarily to technology testing. This report describes the technology test program development for ITER, the ancillary equipment outside the torus necessary to support the test modules, the international collaboration aspects of conducting the test program on ITER, the requirements on the machine major parameters and the R and D program required to develop the test modules for testing in ITER. 15 refs, figs and tabs

  12. Pancreatic exocrine function testing

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    Goff, J.S.


    It is important to understand which pancreatic function tests are available and how to interpret them when evaluating patients with malabsorption. Available direct tests are the secretin stimulation test, the Lundh test meal, and measurement of serum or fecal enzymes. Indirect tests assess pancreatic exocrine function by measuring the effect of pancreatic secretion on various nutrients. These include triglycerides labeled with carbon 14, cobalamin labeled with cobalt 57 and cobalt 58, and para-aminobenzoic acid bound to a dipeptide. Of all these tests the secretin stimulation test is the most accurate and reliable if done by experienced personnel. However, the indirect tests are simpler to do and appear to be comparable to the secretin test at detecting pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. These indirect tests are becoming clinically available and clinicians should familiarize themselves with the strengths and weaknesses of each

  13. Blanket testing in NET

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    Chazalon, M.; Daenner, W.; Libin, B.


    The testing stages in NET for the performance assessment of the various breeding blanket concepts developed at the present time in Europe for DEMO (LiPb and ceramic blankets) and the requirements upon NET to perform these tests are reviewed. Typical locations available in NET for blanket testing are the central outboard segments and the horizontal ports of in-vessel sectors. These test positions will be connectable with external test loops. The number of test loops (helium, water, liquid metal) will be such that each major class of blankets can be tested in NET. The test positions, the boundary conditions and the external test loops are identified and the requirements for test blankets are summarized (author). 6

  14. Functional Testing Airborne Radars (United States)


    recorded, and presented in accordance with this TOP? Yes No Comment : 2. Were the facilities, test equipment, instrumentation, and support accommo- dations...adequate to accomplish the test objectives? Yes No Comment : 3. Have all data collected been reviewed for correctness and completeness? Yes No ... Comment : 4. Were the test results compromised in any way due to insufficient test planning? Yes No . Comment : 5. Were the test results compromised in any

  15. Testing Aircraft Instruments. (United States)


    1. Have test data been collected, recorded, and presented in accordance with this TOP? Yes No Comment : 2. Were the facilities, test equipment...instrumentation, and support accommodations adequate to accomplish the test objectives? Yes No Comment : 3. Have all data collected been reviewed for...correctness and completeness? Yes No Comment : 4. Were the test results compromised in any way due to insufficient test planning? Yes No Comment : 5. Were the

  16. Pancreatic Exocrine Function Testing


    Berk, J. Edward


    It is important to understand which pancreatic function tests are available and how to interpret them when evaluating patients with malabsorption. Available direct tests are the secretin stimulation test, the Lundh test meal, and measurement of serum or fecal enzymes. Indirect tests assess pancreatic exocrine function by measuring the effect of pancreatic secretion on various nutrients. These include triglycerides labeled with carbon 14, cobalamin labeled with cobalt 57 and cobalt 58, and par...

  17. Low-cost virtual reality intervention program for children with developmental coordination disorder: a pilot feasibility study. (United States)

    Ashkenazi, Tal; Weiss, Patrice L; Orian, Danielle; Laufer, Yocheved


    To explore the feasibility of using a low-cost, off-the-shelf virtual reality (VR) game to treat young children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and to determine the effect of this intervention on motor function. Nine children, aged 4 to 6 years, referred to physical therapy because of suspected DCD participated in 10 game-based intervention sessions. Outcome measures included Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 (M-ABC-2), the DCD Questionnaire (DCD-Q), the 6-minute walk test, and 10-m walk test. Statistically significant changes were observed in the total standard score (P = .024) and the balance subscore (P = .012) of the M-ABC-2 and in the DCD-Q (P interaction with the VR environment. VR games seemed to be beneficial in improving the children's motor function.

  18. Testing experience with fast flux test facility

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    Noordhoff, B.H.; McGough, C.B.; Nolan, J.E.


    Early FFTF project planning emphasized partial and full-scale testing of major reactor and plant prototype components under expected environmental conditions, excluding radiation fields. Confirmation of component performance during FFTF service was considered essential before actual FFTF startup, to provide increased assurance against FFTF startup delays or operational difficulties and downtime. Several new sodium facilities were constructed, and confirmation tests on the prototype components are now in progress. Test conditions and results to date are reported for the primary pump, intermediate heat exchanger, sodium-to-air dump heat exchanger, large and small sodium valves, purification cold trap, in-vessel handling machine, instrument tree, core restraint, control rod system, low-level flux monitor, closed loop ex-vessel machine, refueling equipment, and selected maintenance equipment. The significance and contribution of these tests to the FFTF and Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) program are summarized. (U.S.)

  19. Antimicrobials Products Tested or Pending Testing (United States)

    The agency has completed testing of the majority of registered hospital disinfectants and tuberculocide products. The list of products can assist users in making informed choices regarding infection control in their facilities.

  20. The hardness test: a real mechanical test

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    Rezakhanlou, R.


    During the service life, the mechanical properties of the PWR components change. It is necessary to determine precisely this evolution, but it is not always possible to draw a sample with the adequate size for the characterization. For this latter case we intend to calculate the stress-strain curve of a material from a hardness test results, because it is appropriate for testing on site and do not need any particular sample shape. This paper is the first bibliographical part of a larger study on the relation between the values measured during a hardness test (applied load, indentation diameter) and the mechanical properties of a solid obtained by a traction test. We have treated the problem within the general setting of two solids in contact. Thus, we expose general elastic, elasto-plastic and plastic models describing the indentation of a solid by a rigid indenter

  1. Test plan for core drilling ignitability testing

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    Witwer, K.S.


    The objective of this testing is to determine if ignition occurs while core drilling in a flammable gas environment. Drilling parameters are chosen so as to provide bounding conditions for the core sampling environment. If ignition does not occur under the conditions set forth in this test, then a satisfactory level of confidence will be obtained which would allow field operations under the normal drilling conditions


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    De Diego, Jose A.


    Literature on optical and infrared microvariability in active galactic nuclei (AGNs) reflects a diversity of statistical tests and strategies to detect tiny variations in the light curves of these sources. Comparison between the results obtained using different methodologies is difficult, and the pros and cons of each statistical method are often badly understood or even ignored. Even worse, improperly tested methodologies are becoming more and more common, and biased results may be misleading with regard to the origin of the AGN microvariability. This paper intends to point future research on AGN microvariability toward the use of powerful and well-tested statistical methodologies, providing a reference for choosing the best strategy to obtain unbiased results. Light curves monitoring has been simulated for quasars and for reference and comparison stars. Changes for the quasar light curves include both Gaussian fluctuations and linear variations. Simulated light curves have been analyzed using χ 2 tests, F tests for variances, one-way analyses of variance and C-statistics. Statistical Type I and Type II errors, which indicate the robustness and the power of the tests, have been obtained in each case. One-way analyses of variance and χ 2 prove to be powerful and robust estimators for microvariations, while the C-statistic is not a reliable methodology and its use should be avoided.

  3. Enfermagem baseada em evidências: princípios e aplicabilidades Enfermería basada en evidencia: princípios y aplicabilidad Evidence based nursing: principles and applicability

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    Edvane Birelo Lopes De Domenico


    Full Text Available O trabalho discorre sobre a enfermagem baseada em evidências, como um novo modelo operacional integralizador da competência clínica individual, com os achados clínicos gerados pelas pesquisas científicas, e analisa a inserção dessa prática no modelo profissional vigente na enfermagem.El presente trabajo trae la práctica basada en evidencias como un nuevo modelo operacional integralizador de la competencia clínica individual con los avances clínicos generadas por las investigaciones científicas y analiza la inclusión de esta practica en el modelo profesional vigente en enfermería.The work considers the evidence based nursing as a new operational model that integrates individual clinical competencies, through clinical finding generated by scientific research and analyzes the inclusion of this practice to the actual nursing professional model.

  4. Trends in software testing

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    Mohanty, J; Balakrishnan, Arunkumar


    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...

  5. Pragmatics of Testing

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    İsmail Fırat ALTAY


    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.

  6. Relay test program

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    Bandyopadhyay, K.K.; Kunkel, C.; Shteyngart, S.


    This report presents the results of a relay test program conducted by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) under the sponsorship of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The program is a continuation of an earlier test program the results of which were published in NUREG/CR-4867. The current program was carried out in two phases: electrical testing and vibration testing. The objective was primarily to focus on the electrical discontinuity or continuity of relays and circuit breaker tripping mechanisms subjected to electrical pulses and vibration loads. The electrical testing was conducted by KEMA-Powertest Company and the vibration testing was performed at Wyle Laboratories, Huntsville, Alabama. This report discusses the test procedures, presents the test data, includes an analysis of the data and provides recommendations regarding reliable relay testing

  7. Nondestructive testing of materials

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    NUKEM has transferred know-how from reactor technology to materials testing. The high and to a large extent new quality standards in the nuclear industry necessitate reliable measuring and testing equipment of the highest precision. Many of the tasks presented to us could not be solved with the equipment available on the market, for which reason we have developed our own measuring, testing and control systems. We have therefore acquired considerable experience in dealing with specific measuring, testing and control tasks and can handle even out-of-the-way problems that are submitted to us from a wide variety of fields. Our mechanical systems for the checking of close-tolerance gaps, the automatic determination of pellet dimensions and the measurement of absolute lengths and absolute velocities are in use in many different industrial fields. We have succeeded in solving unusual testing and sorting problems with the aid of automated surface testing equipment working on optical principles. Our main activities in the field of non-destructive testing have been concentrated on ultrasonic and eddy current testing and, of late, acoustic emission analysis. NUKEM ultrasonic systems are notable for their high defect detection rate and testing accuracy, combined with high testing speed. The equipment we supply includes ultrasonic rotary systems for the production testing of quality tubes, ultrasonic immersion systems for the final testing of reactor cladding tubes, weld testing equipment, and test equipment for the bonds in multi-layer plates. (orig./RW) [de

  8. Gas Test Loop Booster Fuel Hydraulic Testing

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    Gas Test Loop Hydraulic Testing Staff


    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

  9. Gas Test Loop Booster Fuel Hydraulic Testing

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    Gas Test Loop Hydraulic Testing Staff


    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.

  10. Metamorphic Testing for Cybersecurity. (United States)

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


    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.

  11. Theory of nonparametric tests

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    Dickhaus, Thorsten


    This textbook provides a self-contained presentation of the main concepts and methods of nonparametric statistical testing, with a particular focus on the theoretical foundations of goodness-of-fit tests, rank tests, resampling tests, and projection tests. The substitution principle is employed as a unified approach to the nonparametric test problems discussed. In addition to mathematical theory, it also includes numerous examples and computer implementations. The book is intended for advanced undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc students as well as young researchers. Readers should be familiar with the basic concepts of mathematical statistics typically covered in introductory statistics courses.

  12. Metamorphic Testing for Cybersecurity (United States)

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


    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. PMID:27559196

  13. 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]....

  14. Proficiency Testing in Nondestructive Testing (NDT)

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    Amry Amin Abbas; Suhairy Sani; Mohamad Pauzi Ismail; Abd Nassir Ibrahim


    Department of Standard Malaysia (DSM) launched myPTP programme on 31 December 2013 in accordance to ISO/IC 17043. The standard states the requirements for Proficiency Testing. The provider of these services is called Proficiency Testing Provider (PTP). The role of PTP is to compare the proficiency level between inspection bodies or laboratories. With the assistance of expert panel, the PTP will determine the assigned value as reference to be compared to the values obtained from the inspection bodies or laboratories. Quality wise, this services is important as participation will improve wuality of the inspection quality continuously and increase confidence level of client and improve safety level. Requirement of PT in NDT is mentioned in SC1.5- Specific Criteria for Accreditation of Mechanical Testing and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for MS ISO/IEC17025 and MTR2- MIBAS Technical Requirements for Accreditation of NDT. This paper explains and discusses the result of this proficiency test done on a number of NDT companies that participated. (author)

  15. Irradiation Effects Test Series: Test IE-2. Test results report

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    Allison, C.M.; Croucher, D.W.; Ploger, S.A.; Mehner, A.S.


    The report describes the results of a test using four 0.97-m long PWR-type fuel rods with differences in diametral gap and cladding irradiation. The objective of this test was to provide information about the effects of these differences on fuel rod behavior during quasi-equilibrium and film boiling operation. The fuel rods were subjected to a series of preconditioning power cycles of less than 30 kW/m. Rod powers were then increased to 68 kW/m at a coolant mass flux of 4900 kg/s-m 2 . After one hour at 68 kW/m, a power-cooling-mismatch sequence was initiated by a flow reduction at constant power. At a flow of 2550 kg/s-m 2 , the onset of film boiling occurred on one rod, Rod IE-011. An additional flow reduction to 2245 kg/s-m 2 caused the onset of film boiling on the remaining three rods. Data are presented on the behavior of fuel rods during quasiequilibrium and during film boiling operation. The effects of initial gap size, cladding irradiation, rod power cycling, a rapid power increase, and sustained film boiling are discussed. These discussions are based on measured test data, preliminary postirradiation examination results, and comparisons of results with FRAP-T3 computer model calculations

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

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    Nilvane Boehm Manthey


    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. 

  17. Visual acuity test (United States)

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

  18. Learning Python testing

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    Arbuckle, Daniel


    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.

  19. EMI Test Facility (United States)

    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. Urine specific gravity test (United States)

    ... 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 ...

  1. Ballistic Test Facility (United States)

    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...

  2. Ultrasonic testing X gammagraphy

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    Mello Campos, A.M. de


    The experience of 10 years for substituting gammagraphy tests by ultrasonic tests is related. A comparative evaluation of data obtained from both techniques applied to welded butt joints is presented. (author)

  3. Extraocular muscle function testing (United States)

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  4. Platelet Function Tests (United States)

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  5. Variable Attitude Test Stand (United States)

    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...

  6. Insensitive Munitions Testing (United States)

    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...

  7. Lab and Imaging Tests (United States)

    ... tests to help detect (diagnose) a blood cancer (leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes or myeloproliferative disease). You may need to undergo additional tests to confirm your diagnosis. Once your diagnosis is confirmed, your doctor may ...

  8. Learning Android application testing

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    Blundell, Paul


    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.

  9. Genetic Testing for ALS (United States)

    ... genetic counselor can help you work through the pros and cons of genetic testing based on your ... showing symptoms or what their progression will be. Technology is changing rapidly and costs of testing are ...

  10. Atlantic Test Range (ATR) (United States)

    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...

  11. The Danish National Tests

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    Beuchert, Louise Voldby; Nandrup, Anne Brink

    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 wor...... characteristics as well as pupils' 9th grade examination marks. We document a stable test score gap across grade levels and socio economic background and discuss the prospects of the national test data for future research....... 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...

  12. Uric acid test (image) (United States)

    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. Ethylene glycol blood test (United States)

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  14. hs-CRP Test (United States)

    ... the sample? No test preparation is needed; however, fasting for 9-12 hours before the blood sample ... such as colon cancer , complications of diabetes , and obesity. I have had cholesterol tests but never an ...

  15. Understanding Laboratory Tests (United States)

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

  16. Corrosion Testing Facility (United States)

    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...

  17. Rocketball Test Facility (United States)

    Federal Laboratory Consortium — This test facility offers the capability to emulate and measure guided missile radar cross-section without requiring flight tests of tactical missiles. This facility...

  18. PT and INR Test (United States)

    ... Plasma Free Metanephrines Platelet Count Platelet Function Tests Pleural Fluid Analysis PML-RARA Porphyrin Tests Potassium Prealbumin ... and vitamin K (either in a multivitamin or liquid nutrition supplement) may decrease PT. Certain foods, such ...

  19. Helicobacter pylori Test (United States)

    ... Plasma Free Metanephrines Platelet Count Platelet Function Tests Pleural Fluid Analysis PML-RARA Porphyrin Tests Potassium Prealbumin ... collected and then the person is given a liquid to drink. Another breath sample is collected at ...

  20. Static Loads Test Facility (United States)

    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...

  1. Antidiuretic hormone blood test (United States)

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  2. Gastrin blood test (United States)

    Peptic ulcer - gastrin blood test ... A blood sample is needed . ... in the stomach, gastrin is released into the blood. As the acid ... provider may order this test if you have signs or symptoms of a ...

  3. HCG blood test - qualitative (United States)

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  4. ACE blood test (United States)

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  5. LDH isoenzyme blood test (United States)

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  6. Phosphorus blood test (United States)

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  7. CEA blood test (United States)

    Carcinoembryonic antigen blood test ... doing so for a short time before the test. ... When the needle is inserted to draw blood, some people feel ... may be some throbbing or a slight bruise. This soon goes away.

  8. Methylmalonic acid blood test (United States)

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  9. TBG - blood test (United States)

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  10. Calcitonin blood test (United States)

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  11. Calcium blood test (United States)

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  12. Aldolase blood test (United States)

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  13. Glucagon blood test (United States)

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  14. Leucine aminopeptidase blood test (United States)

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  15. Pyruvate kinase blood test (United States)

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  16. Ammonia blood test (United States)

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  17. Antithrombin III blood test (United States)

    ... 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 ...

  18. Fibrinopeptide A blood test (United States)

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  19. Tularemia blood test (United States)

    Tularemia test; Serology for Francisella tularensis ... This blood test is done when tularemia is suspected. ... Elsevier; 2017:chap 44. Chernecky CC, Berger BJ. Tularemia agglutinins - serum. In: Chernecky CC, Berger BJ, eds. ...

  20. RBC urine test (United States)

    ... measurement for a result of this test. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your provider ...

  1. Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test

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    Learn how to evaluate people for latent TB infection with the Mantoux tuberculin skin test. This podcast includes sections on administering and reading the Mantoux tuberculin skin test, the standard method for detecting latent TB infection since the 1930s.

  2. Large scale reflood test

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    Hirano, Kemmei; Murao, Yoshio


    The large-scale reflood test with a view to ensuring the safety of light water reactors was started in fiscal 1976 based on the special account act for power source development promotion measures by the entrustment from the Science and Technology Agency. Thereafter, to establish the safety of PWRs in loss-of-coolant accidents by joint international efforts, the Japan-West Germany-U.S. research cooperation program was started in April, 1980. Thereupon, the large-scale reflood test is now included in this program. It consists of two tests using a cylindrical core testing apparatus for examining the overall system effect and a plate core testing apparatus for testing individual effects. Each apparatus is composed of the mock-ups of pressure vessel, primary loop, containment vessel and ECCS. The testing method, the test results and the research cooperation program are described. (J.P.N.)

  3. Test Preparation: Your Role (United States)

    ... eating cooked meat may be required since some studies have shown that eating cooked meat prior to testing can temporarily increase the level of creatinine. Fecal occult blood test : certain food and/or medication restrictions may be required. Urine ...

  4. Testing for HIV (United States)

    ... Medical Devices Radiation-Emitting Products Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Animal & Veterinary Cosmetics Tobacco Products Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Home Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Safety & Availability (Biologics) HIV Home Test Kits Testing for HIV Share Tweet Linkedin Pin it More ...

  5. Radiated Emissions Test Approach (United States)


    1. Draft Department of Transportation (DOT) Test Plan to Develop : Interference Tolerance Masks for GNSS Receivers in the L1 : Radiofrequency Band (1559 1610 MHz) provides high level : overview of radiated emissions test setup : 2. Presenta...

  6. HPV DNA test (United States)

    ... 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 ...

  7. Cross cultural usability testing

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    Clemmensen, Torkil; Goyal, Shivam


    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...

  8. Environmental Test Facility (ETF) (United States)

    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...

  9. The first PANDA tests

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    Dreier, J.; Huggenberger, M.; Aubert, C.


    The PANDA test facility at PSI in Switzerland is used to study the long-term Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (SBWR) Passive Containment Cooling System (PCCS) performance. The PANDA tests demonstrate performance on a larger scale than previous tests and examine the effects of any non-uniform spatial distributions of steam and non-condensables in the system. The PANDA facility has a 1:1 vertical scale, and 1:25 ''system'' scale (volume, power, etc.). Steady-state PCCS condenser performance tests and extensive facility characterization tests have been completed. Transient system behavior tests were conducted late in 1995; results from the first three transient tests (M3 series) are reviewed. The first PANDA tests showed that the overall global behavior of the SBWR containment was globally repeatable and very favorable; the system exhibited great ''robustness.''

  10. Growth hormone stimulation test (United States)

    ... this page: // Growth hormone stimulation test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The growth hormone (GH) stimulation test measures the ability of ...

  11. USA Hire Testing Platform (United States)

    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...

  12. Lei de Diretrizes e Bases da Educação Nacional: verificando sua aplicabilidade no cotidiano escolar

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    Evelyn Monari Belo


    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to show to the readers the synthesis of a study that compares the fundamental teaching schools reality, verifying the law’s determinations # 9394/96 and their application conditions involving theorical daa analysis and observations in the empirical field concerning to features as financial resourses application, implementation of new pedagogical proposals, acting of multilateral organizations and teacher’s professional formation.

  13. Mapa de risco no Brasil: as limitações da aplicabilidade de um modelo operário

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    Ubirajara A. de O. Mattos


    Full Text Available O texto tece considerações sobre as limitações encontradas na aplicação do Mapa de Risco no Brasil, sob o ponto de vista legal e metodológico. Inicialmente, são apresentadas conceituação, origem e importância desta metodologia na Reforma Sanitária Italiana. A seguir, são colocadas as versões quanto a sua introdução no Brasil, no início da década de 80, e a sua repercussão nas empresas após ter se tornado exigência legal para aquelas empresas que possuam Cipa. Finalmente, é feita uma breve discussão quanto à sua eficácia na prevenção de riscos à saúde pelos trabalhadores.

  14. Estudo da aplicabilidade dos conceitos da manufatura sustentável no rerrefino de óleos lubrificantes usados


    Machado, Carla Gonçalves [UNESP


    Diante das novas demandas em prol do desenvolvimento sustentável, é comum ouvir as empresas falando em produtos sustentáveis, em produção verde. Mas para que essas afirmações sejam realidade existe a necessidade urgente de que as empresas compreendam e incorporem a visão da sustentabilidade aos seus negócios. O objetivo dessa dissertação é apresentar e relacionar os princípios e escopo da Manufatura Sustentável, alinhando-os aos indicadores do Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), demonstrando a...

  15. Análise estratégica na aplicabilidade do Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI na cadeia de abastecimento

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    Hugo Pissaia Júnior


    Full Text Available In this paper, we present the results of research on the strategic aspects in the business applicability of vendor-managed inventory (VMI for the supply chain. Given that companies' logistical challenges are related to the supply chain, management, planning, and control of the supply chain, the qualitative research performed by collecting data from ten customers of national distributors allowed the results obtained to point out the effectiveness of systemic resources in the supply chain of a company in the aftermarket. We describe comprehensively the competitive levels and environments in which the company operates and point out the heightened importance of planning the implementation of vendor-managed inventory to alleviate the cultural obstacles existing in information, thus avoiding barriers to the effectiveness of information exchange and to the efficiency of its results.

  16. Pecking Order y Trade-Off: Aplicabilidad de Teorias de Estructura de Capital en el Sector Manufacturero Bursatil Del Ecuador.


    Espol; Coronel Lopez, Cristina Alexandra; Vera Gomez, Pedro Andres


    Lograr una combinación óptima entre capital propio y deuda ha sido siempre materia de estudio y parte de la discusión entre académicos e investigadores sociales del campo de las finanzas. Como resultado, diferentes teorías sobre la estructura de capital se han promulgado, con mayor y menor grado de aceptación, pero sin que esta aprobación sea unánime. el presente trabajo analizará y determinará la aplicación de dos de ellas, teoría del peckingorder y trade-off, en un grupo de empresas de la i...

  17. Aplicabilidade da auriculoterapia com agulhas ou sementes para diminuição de estresse em profissionais de enfermagem

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    Leonice Fumiko Sato Kurebayashi


    Full Text Available Este estudo clínico randomizado objetivou avaliar os níveis de estresse na equipe de Enfermagem de um hospital e analisar a efetividade da auriculoterapia com agulhas e sementes. 75 pessoas com escores médio (44/58,7% e alto (31/41,3% de acordo com a Lista de Sintomas de Estresse foram divididas em grupos (controle, agulhas e sementes, que receberam oito sessões nos pontos Shenmen, Rim e Tronco Cerebral e foram avaliados no início, com quatro, oito sessões e follow-up (15 dias. Na análise de variância (ANOVA, constataram-se diferenças entre os grupos, na 3ª avaliação (F=3,963/P=0,023 e follow-up (F=6,136/P=0,003. Tais diferenças foram entre o grupo controle e agulha. Os grupos de intervenção mostraram diferenças (P<0,05 a partir da segunda avaliação, quando comparados dentro do mesmo grupo. Concluiu-se que a auriculoterapia reduziu o estresse em profissionais de enfermagem, com melhores resultados para agulhas do que sementes, em escores altos, com manutenção de efeitos por 15 dias.

  18. La nueva gerencia pública y su aplicabilidad en la administración pública costarricense

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    Rolando Bolaños Garita


    Full Text Available La Administración Pública como base técnico-política en la cual cimientan su accionar los gobiernos democráticos mantiene implícitas una serie de características que desde sus inicios han sido materia de análisis para todos aquellos interesados en la mejora del Aparato Estatal. La Nueva Gerencia Pública surge como corriente teórica y técnica que busca coadyuvar en dicha transformación, tomando en consideración el modelo de trabajo y procedimientos empleados en la administración privada. No obstante lo anterior, son muchos los profesionales que aún se debaten en cuanto al verdadero génesis de dicha corriente, significado, rango de aplicación y efectos; por lo que el debate continúa abierto, fortaleciendo la manera en que incluso las organizaciones internacionales propician un ambiente para su implementación en los países Iberoamericanos.

  19. Ultra-sonografia na artrite reumatóide: aplicabilidade e perspectivas Ultrasonography in rheumatoid arthritis: applicability and expectations

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    Eloy de Ávila Fernandes


    Full Text Available Este trabalho realiza uma revisão bibliográfica sobre o papel do ultra-som (US no diagnóstico precoce da artrite reumatóide (AR, sua utilização no tratamento destes pacientes e sua utilidade na avaliação da resposta ao tratamento. A AR é uma doença inflamatória crônica que, quando não diagnosticada e tratada adequadamente, pode levar à deformidade física e à incapacidade para o trabalho. A introdução precoce das drogas modificadoras da doença (DMCD, sejam elas tradicionais ou mais novas (agentes biológicos, pode modificar a evolução da doença. Para tanto, o diagnóstico da AR precisa ser feito o mais rápido possível. O US é um método que possibilita o estudo das articulações e pode mostrar sinais de atividade inflamatória, especialmente a sinovite. Técnicas como o estudo com Doppler colorido e o Doppler de amplitude podem ajudar na avaliação de atividade da doença, diferenciando tecido inflamatório ativo (pannus de inativo. Outros achados como erosões, alterações tendíneas, bursites, cistos sinoviais e derrames articulares também podem ser encontrados. Esta revisão, no entanto, demonstra que métodos de quantificação da atividade inflamatória ainda precisam ser estabelecidos no US.This review discusses the usefulness of ultrasound in the early diagnosis of reumathoid arthritis, its utilization in these patients treatment and its utility in evaluation of the response to treatment. Reumathoid arthritis is a chronic disease that when it is not promptly diagnosed it can cause physical deformity and disability to work. The early introduction of disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs, no matter traditional or newer (biologic agents, may modify the disease outcome. In order that , the diagnosis of RA must be made as soon as possible. Ultrasound makes possible to study the joints and can show signs of inflammatory activity, especially synovitis. Color Doppler and power Doppler can help differentiate between active inflammatory tissue (pannus and inactive inflammatory tissues. Erosions, tenossynovitis, bursitis, cysts and effusions can also be found. This article demonstrates that methods to quantify de inflammatory activity on ultrasound must yet be established.


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    Adelmo M. França


    Full Text Available Neste artigo serão apresentadas as definições de crescimento e desenvolvimento econômico e as algumas discussões propostas pelos principais modelos econômicos voltados ao crescimento e desenvolvimento econômicos, questionando o fato deles terem suas origens nas economias desenvolvidas e, portanto, distantes das realidades sociais, políticas e econômicas dos países e das regiões pobres ou em fase de desenvolvimento. As abordagens sobre o tema estarão focadas na realidade econômica brasileira dos anos 1950 até a presente data, explicitando-se as dificuldades e os avanços econômicos realizados no período acima mencionado, considerando as disparidades no crescimento e desenvolvimento regional. Não ficarão fora os possíveis entraves ou externalidades positivas oriundas do cenário econômico internacional, tanto na forma de benefícios para a economia brasileira, quanto na forma de contribuição do Brasil para o mundo não desenvolvido. A presença da economia e da política externa brasileira está cada vez mais evidente e, neste sentido o Brasil vem somando forças para se estabilizar no cenário econômico internacional, bem como contribuindo para a melhoria das econômicas com maiores comprometimentos que o Brasil.



    Adelmo M. França


    Neste artigo serão apresentadas as definições de crescimento e desenvolvimento econômico e as algumas discussões propostas pelos principais modelos econômicos voltados ao crescimento e desenvolvimento econômicos, questionando o fato deles terem suas origens nas economias desenvolvidas e, portanto, distantes das realidades sociais, políticas e econômicas dos países e das regiões pobres ou em fase de desenvolvimento. As abordagens sobre o tema estarão focadas na realidade econômica brasileira d...

  2. Aplicabilidad de la termometría digital por infrarrojos en la valoración vascular del pie


    Rayo Rosado, Rafael


    La temperatura corporal es un parámetro muy utilizado a la hora de establecer un juicio clínico en diversos procesos patológicos. La medición de la temperatura con fines diagnósticos o termometría clínica, es sin duda una de las pruebas complementarias más frecuente que se realiza en los procesos de salud. Al hablar de termometría, se nos viene a la cabeza el uso de termómetros con la finalidad de conocer la temperatura corporal del sujeto y determinar si existen procesos febriles. Sin embarg...

  3. Aplicabilidade do modelo MClone na síntese de padrões visuais do reino vegetal


    Ricardo Luís Binsfeld


    Um dos objetivos permanentes da Computação Gráfica é a representação fiel, e por consequência realista, da aparência de objetos e cenas sintetizadas. Para objetos e cenas do Reino Vegetal pode-se dizer que houve um grande avanço nos métodos para modelagem da forma e propriedades de reflexão de elementos individuais, como folhas, e de coleções de elementos, como árvores, vegetação em geral e florestas. Por outro lado, as técnicas para modelagem de padrões visuais presentes em muitos objetos na...

  4. Shock resistance testing

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    Pouard, M.


    In the framework of mechanical tests and to answer the different requests for tests, the T.C.R (Transport Conditionnement et Retraitement) laboratory got test facilities. These installations allow to carry out tests of resistance to shocks, mainly at the safety level of components of nuclear power plants, mockups of transport casks for fuel elements and transport containers for radioactive materials. They include a tower and a catapult. This paper give a decription of the facilities and explain their operation way [fr

  5. Tests in Print II: An Index to Tests, Test Reviews, and the Literature on Specific Tests. (United States)

    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…

  6. Liquid Rocket Engine Testing (United States)


    Briefing Charts 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) 17 October 2016 – 26 October 2016 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Liquid Rocket Engine Testing 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER...298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std. 239.18 Liquid Rocket Engine Testing SFTE Symposium 21 October 2016 Jake Robertson, Capt USAF AFRL...Distribution Unlimited. PA Clearance 16493 Liquid Rocket Engine Testing • Engines and their components are extensively static-tested in development • This

  7. Probe tests microweld strength (United States)


    Probe is developed to test strength of soldered, brazed or microwelded joints. It consists of a spring which may be adjusted to the desired test pressure by means of a threaded probe head, and an indicator lamp. Device may be used for electronic equipment testing.

  8. Language Testing in Japan. (United States)

    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-…

  9. [Memory Checking Tests]. (United States)

    Hart, Joseph T.

    Two basic tests for checking memory skills are included in these appendices. The first, the General Information Test, uses the same 150 items for each of its two versions. One version is a completion-type test which measures recall by requiring the examinee to supply a specific response. The other version supplements each of the 150 items with…

  10. Get Tested for HIV (United States)

    ... AIDS: What is HIV/AIDS? Women and HIV/AIDS Next section ... Tested? Why do I need to get tested for HIV? The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. Many people with HIV don’t have any symptoms. In the United States, about 1 in 7 ...

  11. Testing Backbone.js

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    Roemer, Ryan


    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.

  12. Automation of radiometric testing

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    Chekalin, A.S.; Temnik, A.K.; Butakova, G.E.; Goncharov, V.I.


    The main prerequisites for creation of automatic systems of radiometric testing as the means to increase the testing objectivity and quality have been considered, principles of their design being developed. The operating system is described for testing complex configuration products using RD-10R gamma flow detector as a sensor of initial information

  13. Estradiol blood test (United States)

    ... page: // Estradiol blood test To use the sharing features on this page, ... of estrogens. How the Test is Performed A blood sample is needed . How to Prepare for the Test Your health care provider may tell you to ...

  14. Nuclear Test Personnel Review (United States)

    FOIA Electronic Reading Room Privacy Impact Assessment DTRA No Fear Act Reporting Nuclear Test Personnel Review NTPR Fact Sheets NTPR Radiation Dose Assessment Documents US Atmospheric Nuclear Test History Documents US Underground Nuclear Test History Reports NTPR Radiation Exposure Reports Enewetak

  15. 2017 Census Test (United States)

    /Programs Latest Information Are you in a Survey? 2020 Census 2018 Census Test 2010 Census American Information Surveys/Programs Main Are you in a Survey? 2020 Census 2018 Census Test If you have received a Census. Latest Information The 2018 Census Test will take place in Pierce County, Wash.; Providence

  16. Usability testing for dummies

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    CERN. Geneva


    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.

  17. Barron's SAT subject test

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    Jansen, MA, Robert


    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.

  18. Toroid magnet test facility

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    Because of its exceptional size, it was not feasible to assemble and test the Barrel Toroid - made of eight coils - as an integrated toroid on the surface, prior to its final installation underground in LHC interaction point 1. It was therefore decided to test these eight coils individually in a dedicated test facility.

  19. 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...

  20. Dismantling the Mantel tests

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    Guillot, Gilles; Rousset, François


    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...

  1. A test management approach for structured testing

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    Veenendaal, van E.P.W.M.; Pol, M.; Veenendaal, van E.P.W.M.; McMullan, J.


    Despite encouraging results with various quality improvement approaches, the IT industry is still far from achieving zero defect software. Testing will remain an important activity within software development and maintenance, often taking more than 30 - 40% of the total budget. Both the increasing

  2. Grimsel Test Site: heat test, final report

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    Schneefuss, J.; Glaess, F.; Gommlich, G.; Schmidt, M.


    The Swiss concept for the storage of radioactive waste consists in placing it in compact, dense rock formations. An experiment 'Heat Test' carried out by the 'Gesellschaft fuer Strahlen- und Umweltforschung' in Nagra's Grimsel rock laboratory simulated the heat production of stored radioactive waste. The aim was to evaluate processes for the demonstration of the suitability of a final repository for heat-producing radioactive waste in cristalline rock, to investigate the thermic, mechanic and hydraulic reactions to an artificial heat source, and to develop corresponding calculating models. The duration of the tests was about 3 years. In this report the measured thermic, mechanic and hydraulic reactions are documented and discussed in detail. A simple, rotation symmetrical FEM-model was used for the preparatory and experiment-accompanying modelling of the thermomechanical conditions in the heat test. The test showed that suitable measuring methods for the surveillance of the geomechanics of a final repository are available and that the reactions of the crystalline host rock to the heat source remain locally limited and can be modelled with relatively small effort. 29 refs., 33 figs., 10 tabs

  3. Effect of Wii-intervention on balance of children with poor motor performance. (United States)

    Mombarg, Remo; Jelsma, Dorothee; Hartman, Esther


    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of training with the Wii-balance board on balance and balance-related skills of children with poor motor performance. Twenty-nine children (23 boys, 6 girls; aged 7-12 years) participated in this study and were randomly assigned to an experimental and control group. All children scored below the 16th percentile on a standardized test of motor ability and balance skills (Movement Assessment Battery for children (M-ABC-2)). Before and after a six-week Wii-intervention (M=8h, 22 min, SD=53 min), the balance skills of the experimental group and control group were measured with the M-ABC-2 and the Bruininks-Oseretsky test of motor proficiency (BOT-2). Both groups improved on all tests. The M-ABC-2 and the BOT-2 total balance-scores of the experimental group improved significantly from pre to post intervention, whereas those of the control group showed no significant progress. This resulted in significant interaction-effects, favoring the experimental children. No transfer-effects of the intervention on balance-related skills were demonstrated. Our findings showed that the Wii-balance board is an effective intervention for children with poor balance control. Further development and investigation of the intervention could be directed toward the implementation of the newly acquired balance-skills in daily life. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Toroidal simulation magnet tests

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    Walstrom, P.L.; Domm, T.C.


    A number of different schemes for testing superconducting coils in a simulated tokamak environment are analyzed for their merits relative to a set of test criteria. Two of the concepts are examined in more detail: the so-called cluster test scheme, which employs two large background field coils, one on either side of the test coil, and the compact torus, a low-aspect ratio toroidal array of a small number of coils in which all of the coils are essentially test coils. Simulation of the pulsed fields of the tokamak is discussed briefly

  5. 100 statistical tests

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    Kanji, Gopal K


    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.

  6. Testing of abrasion materials

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    Hummert, G.


    A method of abrasion testing according to ASTM C 704-76 a is presented for steel fibre concrete mortar, fusion-cast basalt and a surface coating material and results of practical interest are mentioned. Due to the high technical demands on these materials and their specific fields of application, the very first test already supplied interesting findings. From the user's point of view, the method is an interesting alternative to the common test methods, e.g. according to DIN 52 108 (wheel test according to Boehme). In English-speaking countries, testing according to ASTM is often mandatory in the refractory industry in order to assure constant quality of refractory materials after setting. The method is characterized by good comparability and high accuracy of measurement. Only the test piece is exchanged while the test conditions remain constant, so that accurate information on the material studied is obtained. (orig.) [de

  7. Earthquake likelihood model testing (United States)

    Schorlemmer, D.; Gerstenberger, M.C.; Wiemer, S.; Jackson, D.D.; Rhoades, D.A.


    INTRODUCTIONThe Regional Earthquake Likelihood Models (RELM) project aims to produce and evaluate alternate models of earthquake potential (probability per unit volume, magnitude, and time) for California. Based on differing assumptions, these models are produced to test the validity of their assumptions and to explore which models should be incorporated in seismic hazard and risk evaluation. Tests based on physical and geological criteria are useful but we focus on statistical methods using future earthquake catalog data only. We envision two evaluations: a test of consistency with observed data and a comparison of all pairs of models for relative consistency. Both tests are based on the likelihood method, and both are fully prospective (i.e., the models are not adjusted to fit the test data). To be tested, each model must assign a probability to any possible event within a specified region of space, time, and magnitude. For our tests the models must use a common format: earthquake rates in specified “bins” with location, magnitude, time, and focal mechanism limits.Seismology cannot yet deterministically predict individual earthquakes; however, it should seek the best possible models for forecasting earthquake occurrence. This paper describes the statistical rules of an experiment to examine and test earthquake forecasts. The primary purposes of the tests described below are to evaluate physical models for earthquakes, assure that source models used in seismic hazard and risk studies are consistent with earthquake data, and provide quantitative measures by which models can be assigned weights in a consensus model or be judged as suitable for particular regions.In this paper we develop a statistical method for testing earthquake likelihood models. A companion paper (Schorlemmer and Gerstenberger 2007, this issue) discusses the actual implementation of these tests in the framework of the RELM initiative.Statistical testing of hypotheses is a common task and a

  8. Teacher Test Accountability.

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    Larry H. Ludlow


    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

  9. Fracture evaluation tests

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    Robinson, G.C.


    In this report period, efforts have concentrated on defining the requirements for shallow-flaw beam testing. Analyses have been made to envelope the significant parameters for both deep- and shallow-flaw beams for three-point loading; that is, load to initiation of a frangible flaw, load to plastic collapse, LLD, and CMOD. An assessment was made of facilities capable of performing the tests identified by the parametric analyses discussed above. Two testing machines were identified for performing the scoped test series, the first a 550-kip Instron machine assigned to the Pressure Vessel Technology Section located in Building 9204-1 at the Y-12 Plant and the second a 220-kip MTS machine assigned to a mechanical testing group located at the K-25 Site. An existing bend test fixture previously used in the HSST clad plate test series is being modified for use in testing beams under other sponsorship but will be available for shared usage with the HSST shallow-flaw beam testing activities. To prevent the shared usage from having an adverse impact on the logistics of the HSST Program, the decision was made to procure a bend test fixture tailored specifically to serve the shallow flaw beam test series. A specification was prepared and procurement initiated. A survey is in progress for determining sources and costs of displacement-measuring instrumentation from both foreign and domestic sources. It appears that existing direct current displacement transducers available to the HSST Program may be adequate for the LLD measurements. These devices will be employed in the shakedown tests that are planned. A safety and environmental survey assessment for the beam testing conforming to the revised DOE rules has been prepared and approved

  10. Test Results for CSTR Test 4

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    Lee, D.D.


    One of the 3 technologies currently being developed for the Savannah River Salt Waste Processing Program is the Small-Tank Tetraphenylborate Process (STTP). This process uses sodium tetraphenylborate to precipitate and remove radioactive Cs from the waste and monosodium titanate to sorb and remove radioactive Sr and actinides. ORNL is demonstrating this process at the 1:4000 scale using a 20-liter continuous-flow stirred tank reactor (CSTR) system. The primary goal of Test 4 was to verify that the STTP process could achieve and maintain the necessary Cs decontamination while TPB was actively decomposing. Even with TPB being decomposed by the off-normal conditions of this test, the decontaimination factor for 137 Cs obtained for the filtrate from the Slurry Concentrating Tank ranged from 47,000 to 646,000, exceeding the WAC standard

  11. Hot ductility testing and weld simulation tests

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    Weber, G.; Schick, M.


    The objective of the project was to enhance the insight into the causes of intergranular cracks detected in austenitic circumferential welds at BWR pipes. The susceptibility of a variety of austenitic pipe materials to hot cracking during welding and in-service intergranular crack corrosion was examined. The assumption was cracking in the root area of the HAZ of a multiple-layer weld. Hot-ductility tests and weld simulation tests specifically designed for the project were performed with the austenitic LWR pipe materials 1.4553 (X6 CrNiNb 18 10 S), 1.4550 (X10 CrNiNb 18 9), 1.4533 (X6 CrNiTi 18 9, two weld pools), and a non-stabilized TP 304 (X5 CrNi 18 10). (orig./CB) [de

  12. Standard Test Method for Sandwich Corrosion Test

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia


    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.

  13. Testing of the structural evaluation test unit

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    Ammerman, D.J.; Bobbe, J.G.


    In the evaluation of the safety of radioactive material transportation it is important to consider the response of Type B packages to environments more severe than that prescribed by the hypothetical accident sequence in Title 10 Part 71 of the Code of Federal Regulations (NRC 1995). The impact event in this sequence is a 9-meter drop onto an essentially unyielding target, resulting in an impact velocity of 13.4 m/s. The behavior of 9 packages when subjected to impacts more severe than this is not well known. It is the purpose of this program to evaluate the structural response of a test package to these environments. Several types of structural response are considered. Of primary importance is the behavior of the package containment boundary, including the bolted closure and 0-rings. Other areas of concern are loss of shielding capability due to lead slump and the deceleration loading of package contents, that may cause damage to them. This type of information is essential for conducting accurate risk assessments on the transportation of radioactive materials. Currently very conservative estimates of the loss of package protection are used in these assessments. This paper will summarize the results of a regulatory impact test and three extra-regulatory impact tests on a sample package

  14. Test, dannelse og faglighed

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    Schou, Lotte Rahbek


    Erfaringer fra blandt andet USA viser, at indførelse af obligatoriske nationale test får stor betydning for, hvilke former for faglighed der bliver dominerende i skolens undervisning. Hensigten har været at styrke de former for viden, som faktisk kan testes – ikke på bekostning af andre vidensfor...... vidensformer og indsigter - men simpelthen for blot at blive bedre til de dele af fagligheden, som kan testes. Forskning peger dog på, at obligatoriske test ikke blot styrker dele af fagligheden, men snarere bliver fuldstændig determinerende for hele fagligheden.......Erfaringer fra blandt andet USA viser, at indførelse af obligatoriske nationale test får stor betydning for, hvilke former for faglighed der bliver dominerende i skolens undervisning. Hensigten har været at styrke de former for viden, som faktisk kan testes – ikke på bekostning af andre...

  15. Pilocarpine iontophoresis test

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    Hjortskov, N; Jepsen, Leif; Nielsen, B


    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...

  16. Test plans for availability

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    Rise, J.L.; Bjoerklund, O.


    In this work is developed principles for statistical test plans for availability compliance tests. Failure terminated and time terminated fixed size plans are considered as well as sequential test plans without and with failure and time truncation. The suggested methods are evaluated with respect to some important characteristics, namely the average number of failures to termination, the duration of the test and the operating characteristic function. The methods used are based on the assumption that up- and down-times can be considered gamma distributed. Simulation studies indicate that the methods are robust against reasonable deviations in distribution assumptions for the down-times. In the work is also outlined technical conditions and prerequisites applicable to availability compliance tests in general. The approach choosen seems very promising and is worth further development. It is based on the same fundamental principles as present is used in International standardization of equipment reliability testing. (author)

  17. Large scale model testing

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    Brumovsky, M.; Filip, R.; Polachova, H.; Stepanek, S.


    Fracture mechanics and fatigue calculations for WWER reactor pressure vessels were checked by large scale model testing performed using large testing machine ZZ 8000 (with a maximum load of 80 MN) at the SKODA WORKS. The results are described from testing the material resistance to fracture (non-ductile). The testing included the base materials and welded joints. The rated specimen thickness was 150 mm with defects of a depth between 15 and 100 mm. The results are also presented of nozzles of 850 mm inner diameter in a scale of 1:3; static, cyclic, and dynamic tests were performed without and with surface defects (15, 30 and 45 mm deep). During cyclic tests the crack growth rate in the elastic-plastic region was also determined. (author). 6 figs., 2 tabs., 5 refs

  18. The engineering test facility

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    Steiner, D.; Becraft, W.R.; Sager, P.H.


    The vehicle by which the fusion program would move into the engineering testing phase of fusion power development is designated the Engineering Test Facility (ETF). The ETF would provide a test-bed for reactor components in the fusion environment. In order to initiate preliminary planning for the ETF decision, the Office of Fusion Energy established the ETF Design Center activity to prepare the design of the ETF. This paper describes the design status of the ETF. (orig.)

  19. Engineering test facility

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    Steiner, D.; Becraft, W.R.; Sager, P.H.


    The vehicle by which the fusion program would move into the engineering testing phase of fusion power development is designated the Engineering Test Facility (ETF). The ETF would provide a test-bed for reactor components in the fusion environment. In order to initiate preliminary planning for the ETF decision, the Office of Fusion Energy established the ETF Design Center activity to prepare the design of the ETF. This paper described the design status of the ETF

  20. Test planning and performance

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    Zola, Maurizio


    Testing plan should include Safety guide Q4 - Inspection and testing - A testing plan should be prepared including following information: General information (facility name, item or system reference, procurement document reference, document reference number and status, associated procedures and drawings); A sequential listing of all testing activities; Procedure, work instruction, specification or standard to be followed in respect of each operation and test; Acceptance criteria; Identification of who is performing tests; Identification of hold points; Type of records to be prepared for each test; Persons and organizations having authority for final acceptance. Proposed activities sequence is: visual, electrical and mechanical checks; environmental tests (thermal aging, vibrations aging, radioactive aging); performance evaluation in extreme conditions; dynamic tests with functional checks; final electrical and mechanical checks The planning of the tests should always be performed taking into account an interpretative model: a very tight cooperation is advisable between experimental people and numerical people dealing with the analysis of more or less complex models for the seismic assessment of structures and components. Preparatory phase should include the choice of the following items should be agreed upon with the final user of the tests: Excitation points, Excitation types, Excitation amplitude with respect to frequency, Measuring points. Data acquisition, recording and storage, should take into account the characteristics of the successive data processing: to much data can be cumbersome to be processed, but to few data can make unusable the experimental results. The parameters for time history acquisition should be chosen taking into account data processing: for Shock Response Spectrum calculation some special requirements should be met: frequency bounded signal, high frequency sampling, shock noise. For stationary random-like excitation, the sample length

  1. Nondestructive testing method

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    Porter, J.F.


    Nondestructive testing (NDT) is the use of physical and chemical methods for evaluating material integrity without impairing its intended usefulness or continuing service. Nondestructive tests are used by manufaturer's for the following reasons: 1) to ensure product reliability; 2) to prevent accidents and save human lives; 3) to aid in better product design; 4) to control manufacturing processes; and 5) to maintain a uniform quality level. Nondestructive testing is used extensively on power plants, oil and chemical refineries, offshore oil rigs and pipeline (NDT can even be conducted underwater), welds on tanks, boilers, pressure vessels and heat exchengers. NDT is now being used for testing concrete and composite materials. Because of the criticality of its application, NDT should be performed and the results evaluated by qualified personnel. There are five basic nondestructive examination methods: 1) liquid penetrant testing - method used for detecting surface flaws in materials. This method can be used for metallic and nonmetallic materials, portable and relatively inexpensive. 2) magnetic particle testing - method used to detect surface and subsurface flaws in ferromagnetic materials; 3) radiographic testing - method used to detect internal flaws and significant variation in material composition and thickness; 4) ultrasonic testing - method used to detect internal and external flaws in materials. This method uses ultrasonics to measure thickness of a material or to examine the internal structure for discontinuities. 5) eddy current testing - method used to detect surface and subsurface flaws in conductive materials. Not one nondestructive examination method can find all discontinuities in all of the materials capable of being tested. The most important consideration is for the specifier of the test to be familiar with the test method and its applicability to the type and geometry of the material and the flaws to be detected

  2. Biodiesel Test Plan (United States)


    Biodiesel Test Plan Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release; distribution is unlimited. July 2014 Report No. CG-D-07-14...Appendix C) Biodiesel Test Plan ii UNCLAS//Public | CG-926 R&DC | G. W. Johnson, et al. Public | July 2014 N O T I C E This...Development Center 1 Chelsea Street New London, CT 06320 Biodiesel Test Plan iii UNCLAS//Public | CG-926 R&DC | G. W. Johnson, et al

  3. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range (United States)

    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...

  4. GRE physics test

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    Fakhrudin, Hasan


    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.

  5. Cable tray fire tests

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    Klamerus, L.J.


    Funds were authorized by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to provide data needed for confirmation of the suitability of current design standards and regulatory guides for fire protection and control in water reactor power plants. The activities of this program through August 1978 are summarized. A survey of industry to determine current design practices and a screening test to select two cable constructions which were used in small scale and full scale testing are described. Both small and full scale tests to assess the adequacy of fire retardant coatings and full scale tests on fire shields to determine their effectiveness are outlined

  6. Calcium in Urine Test (United States)

    ... K. Brunner & Suddarth's Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. 2 nd Ed, Kindle. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; c2014. Calcium, Serum; Calcium and Phosphates, Urine; ...

  7. Main Test Floor (MTF) (United States)

    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...

  8. Cable aging tests

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    Hubbard, G.


    This paper describes the results from aging, condition monitoring, and loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) testing of class 1E electrical cables, per NUREG/CR-5772. This test was designed to test the performance of cables which had been aged with simultaneous radiation and thermal exposure. The tested cables included crosslinked polyolefin cables, ethylene propylene rubber cables, and miscellaneous cable types. Cables were exposed to 20, 40, and 60 years equivalent aging, and then exposed to LOCA tests at the end of their qualified life to determine the minimum insulation thickness needed for survival of the test. Failures were found in a large number of the tested cables. As a result the NRC has sent information notices to the industry regarding potential insulation problems. The results have raised the question of whether the artificial aging methods provide adequate testing methods. As a result of this testing the NRC is reviewing the artificial aging procedures, the adequacy of environmental qualification requirements for cable safety, and reexamining data from condition monitoring of installed cables

  9. Pavement Testing Facility (United States)

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

  10. Fire test database

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    Lee, J.A.


    This paper describes a project recently completed for EPRI by Impell. The purpose of the project was to develop a reference database of fire tests performed on non-typical fire rated assemblies. The database is designed for use by utility fire protection engineers to locate test reports for power plant fire rated assemblies. As utilities prepare to respond to Information Notice 88-04, the database will identify utilities, vendors or manufacturers who have specific fire test data. The database contains fire test report summaries for 729 tested configurations. For each summary, a contact is identified from whom a copy of the complete fire test report can be obtained. Five types of configurations are included: doors, dampers, seals, wraps and walls. The database is computerized. One version for IBM; one for Mac. Each database is accessed through user-friendly software which allows adding, deleting, browsing, etc. through the database. There are five major database files. One each for the five types of tested configurations. The contents of each provides significant information regarding the test method and the physical attributes of the tested configuration. 3 figs

  11. Large coil test facility

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    Nelms, L.W.; Thompson, P.B.


    Final design of the facility is nearing completion, and 20% of the construction has been accomplished. A large vacuum chamber, houses the test assembly which is coupled to appropriate cryogenic, electrical, instrumentation, diagnostc systems. Adequate assembly/disassembly areas, shop space, test control center, offices, and test support laboratories are located in the same building. Assembly and installation operations are accomplished with an overhead crane. The major subsystems are the vacuum system, the test stand assembly, the cryogenic system, the experimental electric power system, the instrumentation and control system, and the data aquisition system

  12. Repetitive Rockfall Trajectory Testing

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    Axel Volkwein


    Full Text Available Numerical simulations of rockfall trajectories are a standard procedure for evaluating rockfall hazards. For these simulations, corresponding software codes must be calibrated and evaluated based on field data. This study addresses methods of repeatable rockfall tests, and investigates whether it is possible to produce traceable and statistically analysable data. A testing series is described extensively covering how to conduct rockfall experiments and how certain elements of rockfall trajectories can be measured. The tests use acceleration and rotation sensors inside test blocks, a system to determine block positions over time, surveying measurements, and video recordings. All systems are evaluated regarding their usability in the field and for analyses. The highly detailed description of testing methods is the basis for sound understanding and reproducibility of the tests. This article serves as a reference for future publications and other rockfall field tests, both as a guide and as a basis for comparisons. First analyses deliver information on runout with a shadow angle ranging between 21 and 45 degrees for a slope consisting of homogeneous soft soil. A digital elevation model of the test site as well as point clouds of the used test blocks are part of this publication.

  13. Sodium blood test (United States)

    ... medicines that may affect the test. These include: Antibiotics Antidepressants Some high blood pressure medicines Lithium Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Water pills (diuretics) DO NOT stop ...

  14. Charcoal filter testing

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


    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.

  15. Forensic DNA testing. (United States)

    Butler, John M


    Forensic DNA testing has a number of applications, including parentage testing, identifying human remains from natural or man-made disasters or terrorist attacks, and solving crimes. This article provides background information followed by an overview of the process of forensic DNA testing, including sample collection, DNA extraction, PCR amplification, short tandem repeat (STR) allele separation and sizing, typing and profile interpretation, statistical analysis, and quality assurance. The article concludes with discussions of possible problems with the data and other forensic DNA testing techniques.

  16. Designing and testing prototypes

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    Vereijken, P.; Wijnands, F.; Stol, W.


    This second progress report focuses on designing a theoretical prototype by linking parameters to methods and designing the methods in this context until they are ready for initial testing. The report focuses also on testing and improving the prototype in general and the methods in particular until

  17. Ultrasonic weld testing. (United States)


    The study was broken down into two phases. Phase I consisted of a laboratory investigation of test specimens to determine the reliability of the ultrasonic equipment and testing procedure. Phase II was a field study where the knowledge, skills and ab...

  18. Coaxial test fixture (United States)

    Praeg, Walter F.


    An assembly is provided for testing one or more contact material samples in a vacuum environment. The samples are positioned as an inner conductive cylinder assembly which is mounted for reciprocal vertical motion as well as deflection from a vertical axis. An outer conductive cylinder is coaxially positioned around the inner cylinder and test specimen to provide a vacuum enclosure therefor. A power source needed to drive test currents through the test specimens is connected to the bottom of each conductive cylinder, through two specially formed conductive plates. The plates are similar in form, having a plurality of equal resistance current paths connecting the power source to a central connecting ring. The connecting rings are secured to the bottom of the inner conductive assembly and the outer cylinder, respectively. A hydraulic actuator is also connected to the bottom of the inner conductor assembly to adjust the pressure applied to the test specimens during testing. The test assembly controls magnetic forces such that the current distribution through the test samples is symmetrical and that contact pressure is not reduced or otherwise disturbed.

  19. Poppering the Newell Test

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    Taatgen, Niels A.


    The Newell Test as it is proposed by Anderson & Lebiere (A&L) has the disadvantage of being too positivistic, stressing areas a theory should cover, instead of attempting to exclude false predictions. Nevertheless, Newell's list can be used as the basis for a more stringent test with a stress on the

  20. Gastrin: The Test (United States)

    ... lab's website in order to provide you with background information about the test(s) you had performed. You will need to return ... underlying condition. Although gastrinomas are rare, more than half of them are cancerous and can spread to other parts of your ... Helicobacter pylori , Gastric Acid Conditions: Endocrine Syndromes Elsewhere ...

  1. Testing as social practice

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Kousholt, Kristine


    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...

  2. Loglinear Rasch model tests

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    Kelderman, Hendrikus


    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

  3. Vocational Aptitude Test

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    Candiasa I Made


    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.

  4. Planter unit test stand (United States)

    A planter test stand was developed to evaluate individual row-crop metering units in early 2013. This test stand provided the ability to quantify actual seed metering in terms of population, seed spacing, skips, and multiples over a range of meter RPMs and vacuum pressures. Preliminary data has been...

  5. Testing object Interactions

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    Grüner, Andreas


    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

  6. Inspection- and test arrangement

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    Weber, R.; Gallwas, J.


    The ultrasonic testing equipment is located on a wagon that can be moved on a circular rail fixed below the bottom of the cylindrical pressure vessel. To compensate thermal expansions between ground and rail, this rail is provided on its outside with radial sticks that are embedded in braces. The braces themselves are connected with the bottom that has to be tested. (DG) [de

  7. ALP - blood test (United States)

    ... Tissues with higher amounts of ALP include the liver, bile ducts, and bone. A blood test can be done ... and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. Bile Duct Diseases Read more Bone Diseases Read more Liver Function Tests Read more A.D.A.M., ...

  8. Follow-Up Testing (United States)

    ... second should occur after 1 year on the gluten-free diet. After that, a celiac should receive follow-up ... test result is straightforward—a celiac on the gluten-free diet should have a negative test. The numerical value ...

  9. CLEAR test facility

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    Ordan, Julien Marius


    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.

  10. Preparing for CLIC tests

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    Laurent Guiraud


    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.

  11. Proficiency tests, Evaluating

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    Cofino, W.P.; Molenaar, J.; Torfs, P.J.J.F.


    Marine monitoring programs provide data that are essential for marine management. The reliability of such data is underpinned by proficiency tests. In the context of Quasimeme, a proficiency testing program for the marine environment, a statistical model has been developed in 2000 to evaluate data

  12. Vitamin A Test (United States)

    ... was last reviewed on October 21, 2015. This article was last modified on June 29, 2018. At a Glance Why Get Tested? To detect vitamin A deficiency or toxicity When To Get Tested? When you have symptoms suggesting a vitamin A deficiency or excess, or are at risk for a deficiency Sample ...

  13. Hepatitis B Test (United States)

    ... Links Patient Resources For Health Professionals Subscribe Search Hepatitis B Testing Send Us Your Feedback Choose Topic At ... Known As HBV Tests Hep B anti-HBs Hepatitis B Surface Antibody HBsAg Hepatitis B Surface Antigen HBeAg ...

  14. Testing confectionary products

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    Kumar, M.; Smith, I.H.


    Cream-filled cakes are tested by passing a #betta#-ray from a #betta#-particle source to a detector and checking the #betta#-particle count to indicate if the cakes have been correctly filled with cream. The presence of a cake to be tested is sensed by an optical detector and incorrectly filled cakes are removed by a plunger. (author)

  15. Testing and Inclusive Schooling

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    Morin, Anne; Hamre, Bjørn; Ydesen, Christian

    Testing and Inclusive Schooling provides a comparative on seemingly incompatible global agendas and efforts to include all children in the general school system, Thus reducing exclusion. With an examination of the international testing culture and the politics of inclusion currently permeating...

  16. 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)


    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).

  17. National HIV Testing Day

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    Dr. Kevin A. Fenton, Director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, discusses National HIV Testing Day, an annual observance which raises awareness of the importance of knowing one's HIV status and encourages at-risk individuals to get an HIV test.

  18. Test dig selv!

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


    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....

  19. Over the air test

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    [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...

  20. The scapular dyskinesis test

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    Christiansen, David Høyrup; Møller, Anders Damgaard; Vestergaard, Jesper Medom


    tests with which to identify scapular dyskinesis. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To evaluate intrarater and interrater reliability and predictive value of the Scapular Dyskinesis Test (SDT) in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome. METHODS: Forty-five patients with subacromial impingement syndrome were...

  1. Testing of Mortar Systems (United States)


    IEP /TDP) or Independent Assessment Plan (IAP), and the test item and the procedures as outlined in this TOP. The following must also be considered...Command DTIC = Defense Technical Information Center DTP = Detailed Test Plan IAP = Independent Assessment Plan IEP = Independent Evaluation Plan IPT

  2. Automate functional testing

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    Ramesh Kalindri


    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.

  3. Solenoid Testing Facility (United States)

    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...

  4. Robust test limits

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


    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

  5. What Is Stress Testing? (United States)

    ... would during exercise. You can then have the stress test. The medicine may make you flushed and anxious, but the effects go away as soon as the test is over. The medicine also may give you a headache. While you're exercising or getting medicine to ...

  6. Prematurely terminated slug tests

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    Karasaki, K.


    A solution of the well response to a prematurely terminated slug test (PTST) is presented. The advantages of a PTST over conventional slug tests are discussed. A systematized procedure of a PTST is proposed, where a slug test is terminated in the midpoint of the flow point, and the subsequent shut-in data is recorded and analyzed. This method requires a downhole shut-in device and a pressure transducer, which is no more than the conventional deep-well slug testing. As opposed to slug tests, which are ineffective when a skin is present, more accurate estimate of formation permeability can be made using a PTST. Premature termination also shortens the test duration considerably. Because in most cases no more information is gained by completing a slug test to the end, the author recommends that conventional slug tests be replaced by the premature termination technique. This study is part of an investigation of the feasibility of geologic isolation of nuclear wastes being carried out by the US Department of Energy and the National Cooperative for the Storage of Radioactive Waste of Switzerland

  7. Chemical Reactivity Test (CRT)

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


    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).

  8. Parent's Guide to Understanding Tests. (United States)

    CTB / McGraw-Hill, Monterey, CA.

    This brief introduction to testing is geared to parents. Types of tests are defined, such as standardized tests, achievement tests, norm referenced tests, criterion referenced tests, and aptitude tests. Various types of scores (grade equivalent, percentile rank, and stanine are also defined, and the uses made of tests by administrators, teachers,…

  9. Teste cardiopulmonar do exercício na prática clínica Cardiopulmonary stress testing in clinical practice

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    Eva Cantalejo Munhoz Stadler de Souza


    Full Text Available O teste cardiopulmonar do exercício (CPX apresenta-se como uma metodologia de grande utilidade diagnóstica e prognóstica. O presente estudo teve por objetivo demonstrar que os dados obtidos em laboratório fora do ambiente hospitalar comportam-se como os dados descritos na literatura, com aplicabilidade na prática clínica em nosso meio. METODOLOGIA: Trata-se de um relato de experiência, através da análise retrospectiva dos casos. O CPX foi realizado em condições de laboratório controladas, com bocal e clipe nasal, protocolo de rampa em esteira rolante e eletrocardiograma de 13 canais. RESULTADOS: Entre os 261 testes, 53,3% eram em homens, idade média de 48,2 ± 14,3 anos; ativos (45,2% ou sedentários (34,5%. A capacidade aeróbia máxima foi superior e com declínio significativo para cada década de aumento na faixa etária entre os homens, enquanto nas mulheres o declínio significativo ocorreu entre os 30 e 60 anos. As mulheres apresentaram maior distribuição (p = 0,0006 nas classes funcionais "em programa de treinamento ou bem treinadas e motivadas". O consumo de oxigênio pico (O2 foi significativamente superior nos testes máximos, mas o O2 do limiar anaeróbio (O2LA não apresentou diferenças significativas, quando o teste obtido foi máximo ou submáximo. A capacidade funcional, avaliada pelo O2LA como porcentagem do O2 máximo previsto, comparado à porcentagem do O2 máximo atingido, classificou mais indivíduos com compromisso circulatório (p = 0,002 ou com menor aptidão física em comparação com pacientes ativos ou em programa de treinamento (p O2 máximo previsto foi a causa mais comum de anormalidade, mais freqüente e significativo entre as mulheres. CONCLUSÃO: Os dados obtidos são comparáveis aos descritos na literatura, sugerindo que o CPX é uma metodologia factível, que poderia ser empregada rotineiramente na prática clínica em nosso meio.Cardiopulmonary stress testing (CPT is a very useful tool to

  10. Thermal Testing Measurements Report

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    R. Wagner


    The purpose of the Thermal Testing Measurements Report (Scientific Analysis Report) is to document, in one report, the comprehensive set of measurements taken within the Yucca Mountain Project Thermal Testing Program since its inception in 1996. Currently, the testing performed and measurements collected are either scattered in many level 3 and level 4 milestone reports or, in the case of the ongoing Drift Scale Test, mostly documented in eight informal progress reports. Documentation in existing reports is uneven in level of detail and quality. Furthermore, while all the data collected within the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) Thermal Testing Program have been submitted periodically to the Technical Data Management System (TDMS), the data structure--several incremental submittals, and documentation formats--are such that the data are often not user-friendly except to those who acquired and processed the data. The documentation in this report is intended to make data collected within the YMP Thermal Testing Program readily usable to end users, such as those representing the Performance Assessment Project, Repository Design Project, and Engineered Systems Sub-Project. Since either detailed level 3 and level 4 reports exist or the measurements are straightforward, only brief discussions are provided for each data set. These brief discussions for different data sets are intended to impart a clear sense of applicability of data, so that they will be used properly within the context of measurement uncertainty. This approach also keeps this report to a manageable size, an important consideration because the report encompasses nearly all measurements for three long-term thermal tests. As appropriate, thermal testing data currently residing in the TDMS have been reorganized and reformatted from cumbersome, user-unfriendly Input-Data Tracking Numbers (DTNs) into a new set of Output-DTNs. These Output-DTNs provide a readily usable data structure

  11. Testing for Chronic Diarrhea. (United States)

    Raman, M

    Chronic diarrhea is a frequently encountered symptom in clinical practice. The etiologies for chronic diarrhea are diverse and broad with varying clinical implications. A useful method of categorizing chronic diarrhea to guide a diagnostic work-up is a pathophysiology-based framework. Chronic diarrhea may be categorized as malabsorptive, secretory, osmotic, and inflammatory or motility related. Frequently, overlap between categories may exist for any given diarrhea etiology and diagnostic testing must occur with an understanding of the differential diagnosis. Investigations to achieve a diagnosis for chronic diarrhea range from screening blood and stool tests to more directed testing such as diagnostic imaging, and endoscopic and histological evaluation. The pathophysiology-based framework proposed in this chapter will allow the clinician to select screening tests followed by targeted tests to minimize cost and complications to the patient, while providing a highly effective method to achieve an accurate diagnosis. © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. LHC synchronization test successful

    CERN Multimedia

    The synchronization of the LHC's clockwise beam transfer system and the rest of CERN's accelerator chain was successfully achieved last weekend. Tests began on Friday 8 August when a single bunch of a few particles was taken down the transfer line from the SPS accelerator to the LHC. After a period of optimization, one bunch was kicked up from the transfer line into the LHC beam pipe and steered about 3 kilometres around the LHC itself on the first attempt. On Saturday, the test was repeated several times to optimize the transfer before the operations group handed the machine back for hardware commissioning to resume on Sunday. The anti-clockwise synchronization systems will be tested over the weekend of 22 August.Picture:

  13. Equipment for hydraulic testing

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    Jacobsson, L.; Norlander, H.


    Hydraulic testing in boreholes is one major task of the hydrogeological program in the Stripa Project. A new testing equipment for this purpose was constructed. It consists of a downhole part and a surface part. The downhole part consists of two packers enclosing two test-sections when inflated; one between the packers and one between the bottom packer and the bottom of the borehole. A probe for downhole electronics is also included in the downhole equipment together with electrical cable and nylon tubing. In order to perform shut-in and pulse tests with high accuracy a surface controlled downhole valve was constructed. The surface equipment consists of the data acquisition system, transducer amplifier and surface gauges. In the report detailed descriptions of each component in the whole testing equipment are given. (Auth.)

  14. Biocide patch tests

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    Andersen, Klaus Ejner; Veien, Niels


    Routine patch testing with a series of 6 industrial biocides containing methylene-bis-thiocyanate (Cytox 3522), benzisothiazolin-3-one (BIT), chlorocresol (Preventol CMK), 2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (Kathon 893), polyhydroxymethylene monobenzylether (Preventol D2) or 1,3,5-tris (hydroxy......-ethyl) hexahydrotriazine (Grotan BK) was carried out in 6 Danish out-patient clinics to evaluate guinea pig allergy test results with the same compounds. A total of 1652 consecutive patients with dermatitis were tested. The usefulness of this patch test battery was limited. There were a few positive reactions to Cytox...... of male patients and atopics, but significant differences in the frequencies of occupational cases, hand eczemas, and leg ulcers/stasis dermatitis, indicating possible variations in referral patterns, use of patch tests, and/or environmental factors....

  15. Mechanical Testing of MLCCs (United States)

    Teverovsky, Alexander A.


    Cracking of multilayer ceramic capacitors, MLCCs, remains a serious problem for space systems. This problem increases substantially for large size capacitors and in cases when manual soldering is involved or the system experiences mechanical shock or vibration. In any case, a fracture occurs when the sum of external and internal mechanical stresses exceeds the strength of the part. To reduce the probability of cracking, the level of stress should be reduced, e.g. by optimizing the assembly workmanship and rules for board design, and the strength of the parts increased by selecting the most mechanically robust capacitors. The latter might possibly be achieved by selecting MLCCs based on the in-situ measurements of mechanical characteristics using four types of tests: flexural strength, hardness, fracture toughness, and flex bend testing. Note that military specifications MIL-PRF-123 and MIL-PRF-55681 do not have requirements for mechanical testing of the parts. However, specifications for automotive industry components employ two types of mechanical tests: beam load (break strength) test per AEC-Q200-003 and board flex test per AEC-Q200-005. A recent military specification for thin dielectric capacitors, MIL-PRF-32535, has one mechanical test, board flex testing, that is similar to AEC-Q200-005. The purpose of this report was assessment of the efficiency of different mechanical tests for selection robust capacitors and comparison of mechanical characteristics of Base Metal Electrode (BME) and Precious Metal Electrode (PME) capacitors. The report has three parts related to the first three mechanical tests mentioned above.

  16. Flushable reagent stool blood test (United States)

    Stool occult blood test - flushable home test; Fecal occult blood test - flushable home test ... This test is performed at home with disposable pads. You can buy the pads at the drug store without ...

  17. Comparison of Quick Lactose Intolerance Test in duodenal biopsies of dyspeptic patients with single nucleotide polymorphism LCT-13910C>T associated with primary hypolactasia/lactase-persistence Comparação do Teste Quick de Intolerância à Lactose em biópsias duodenais de pacientes dispépticos com polimorfismo de nucleotídeo único LCT-13910C>T associado com hipolactasia primária/lactase persistente

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To analyze the usefulness of Quick Lactose Intolerance Test in relation to the genetic test based on LCT-13910C>T genotypes, previously validated for clinical practice, for primary hypolactasia/lactase-persistence diagnosis. METHODS: Thirty-two dyspeptic patients that underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy entered the study. Two postbulbar duodenal biopsies were taken for the Quick test, and gastric antral biopsy for DNA extraction and LCT-13910C>T polymorphism analysis. DNA was also extracted from biopsies after being used in the Quick Test that was kept frozen until extraction. RESULTS: Nine patients with lactase-persistence genotype (LCT-13910CT or LCT-13910TT had normolactasia, eleven patients with hypolactasia genotype (LCT-13910CC had severe hypolactasia, and among twelve with mild hypolactasia, except for one that had LCT-13910CT genotype, all the others had hypolactasia genotype. The agreement between genetic test and quick test was high (pOBJETIVO: Analisar a aplicabilidade do Teste Quick de Intolerância à Lactose em relação ao teste genético baseado nos genótipos LCT-13910C>T, previamente validado para a prática clínica, para diagnóstico de má digestão primária de lactose/digestão de lactose. MÉTODOS: Trinta e dois pacientes dispépticos submetidos à endoscopia digestiva entraram no estudo. Duas biópsias duodenais pós-bulbares foram empregadas no Teste Quick, e biópsia do antro gástrico para extração de DNA e análise do polimorfismo LCT-13910C>T. DNA também foi extraído de biópsias depois de terem sido usadas no teste Quick, e conservadas congeladas. RESULTADOS: Nove pacientes com genótipo de lactase persistente (LCT-13910CT ou LCT-13910TT tinham normolactasia, onze pacientes com genótipo de hipolactasia (LCT-13910CC tinham hipolactasia severa, e entre doze com hipolactasia leve, com exceção de uma que tinha genótipo LCT-13910CT, todos os demais tinham genótipo de hipolactasia. A concord

  18. Repository simulation tests

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    Wicks, G.G.; Bibler, N.E.; Jantzen, C.M.; Plodinec, M.J.


    The repository simulation experiments described in this paper are designed to assess the performance of SRP waste glass under the most realistic repository conditions that can be obtained in the laboratory. These tests simulate the repository environment as closely as possible and introduce systematically the variability of the geology, groundwater chemistry, and waste package components during the leaching of the waste glass. The tests evaluate waste form performance under site-specific conditions, which differ for each of the geologic repositories under consideration. Data from these experiments will aid in the development of a realistic source term that can describe the release of radionuclides from SRP waste glass as a component of proposed waste packages. Hence, this information can be useful to optimize waste package design for SRP waste glass and to provide data for predicting long-term performance and subsequent conformance to regulations. The repository simulation tests also help to bridge the gap in interpreting results derived from tests performed under the control of the laboratory to the uncertainity and variability of field tests. In these experiments, site-specific repository components and conditions are emphasized and only the site specific materials contact the waste forms. An important feature of these tests is that both actual and simulated waste glasses are tested identically. 7 figures, 2 tables

  19. Mathematics Admission Test Remarks

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    Full Text Available Since 2014, there have been admission tests in mathematics for applicants to the Estonian University of Life Sciences for Geodesy, Land Management and Real Estate Planning; Civil Engineering; Hydraulic Engineering and Water Pollution Control; Engineering and Technetronics curricula. According to admission criteria, the test must be taken by students who have not passed the specific mathematics course state exam or when the score was less than 20 points. The admission test may also be taken by those who wish to improve their state exam score. In 2016, there were 126 such applicants of whom 63 took the test. In 2015, the numbers were 129 and 89 and in 2014 150 and 47 accordingly. The test was scored on scale of 100. The arithmetic average of the score was 30.6 points in 2016, 29.03 in 2015 and 18.84 in 2014. The test was considered to be passed with 1 point in 2014 and 20 points in 2015 and 2016. We analyzed test results and gave examples of problems which were solved exceptionally well or not at all.

  20. MXIbus data throughput tests

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    Botlo, M.; Dunning, J.; Jagieski, M.; Miller, L.; Romero, A.


    A series of tests were conducted to evaluate data transfer rates using the MXIbus architecture. The tests were conducted by the DAQ group in the Physics Research Division. The MXIbus from National Instruments provides a multisystem extension interface bus. It allows multiple VME chassis to be networked. Other bus architectures that can participate in the network include VXIbus, IBM PC-AT bus, Sun Sbus, Mac NuBus and stand-alone instruments with the appropriate MXIbus adapter cards. From a functional standpoint the MXIbus provides the capability to enlarge the address space in a fashion that is transparent to the software application. The tests were designed to measure data throughput when using the MSIbus with other industry off-the-shelf hardware. This report contains discussions on: MXIbus architecture and general guidelines; the commercial hardware and software used in each set of tests; and a brief description of each set of tests, observations and guidelines; the commercial hardware and software used in each set of tests; and a brief description of each set of tests, observations and conclusions

  1. Invalid Permutation Tests

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    Mikel Aickin


    Full Text Available Permutation tests are often presented in a rather casual manner, in both introductory and advanced statistics textbooks. The appeal of the cleverness of the procedure seems to replace the need for a rigorous argument that it produces valid hypothesis tests. The consequence of this educational failing has been a widespread belief in a “permutation principle”, which is supposed invariably to give tests that are valid by construction, under an absolute minimum of statistical assumptions. Several lines of argument are presented here to show that the permutation principle itself can be invalid, concentrating on the Fisher-Pitman permutation test for two means. A simple counterfactual example illustrates the general problem, and a slightly more elaborate counterfactual argument is used to explain why the main mathematical proof of the validity of permutation tests is mistaken. Two modifications of the permutation test are suggested to be valid in a very modest simulation. In instances where simulation software is readily available, investigating the validity of a specific permutation test can be done easily, requiring only a minimum understanding of statistical technicalities.

  2. The relationship between motor competence, physical fitness and self-perception in children. (United States)

    Vedul-Kjelsås, V; Sigmundsson, H; Stensdotter, A-K; Haga, M


    The aim of the current research was to explore the relationship between motor competence, physical fitness and self-perception, and to study to which extent this relationship may vary by gender. A sample of 67 children (mean age 11.46 years, SD 0.27) completed Harter's Self-Perception Profile for Children (SPPC), the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC) and the Test of Physical Fitness (TPF) to assess self-perception, motor competence and physical fitness. The SPPC was stronger related to total score on TPF than to total score on MABC. However, when looking at boys and girls separately, this result was found for the boys only. In the group in general, total scores on both TPF and MABC correlated significantly with three of the domains of SPPC (social acceptance, athletic competence and physical appearance) and general self-worth. This relationship varied by gender. Interestingly, TPF was highest correlated with perception of athletic competence in boys but with perception of social acceptance in girls. A high and significant correlation was found between physical fitness and motor competence for both genders. The results indicated a strong relationship between physical fitness, motor competence and self-perception in children that varied by gender. This implies that all these factors are essential contributions in order to facilitate participation in physical activity in children. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  3. Gross and fine motor skills in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. (United States)

    De Luca, Cinzia R; McCarthy, Maria; Galvin, Jane; Green, Jessica L; Murphy, Alexandra; Knight, Sarah; Williams, Jacqueline


    Chemotherapy treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) may disrupt motor development, with suggestions that gross and fine motor deficits are different depending on time since treatment. Thirty-seven participants aged between 2.5 to 5 years at the time of diagnosis were assessed using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children, 2nd Edition (MABC-2) and the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, 2nd Edition, Short Form (BOT-2 SF), and divided into groups (i.e., months-off-treatment): (1) 0-12, (2) 13-24, and (3) 25-60 for comparison. MABC-2 and BOT-2 SF mean total scores fell within the average range. Twenty-six percent of the sample performed in the impaired range on the MABC-2. Group 2 had significantly lower Manual Dexterity scores than the normative population and lower BOT-2 SF scores than Group 1. Most children treated for ALL display appropriate motor skills, yet around a quarter experience general motor difficulties. Time-off-treatment did not affect the prevalence of motor impairments on any measure.

  4. Eco-Test at Vehicle Testing Centres

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    Nada Štrumberger


    Full Text Available Following the world conference on sustainable developmentof ecology, the care for the environment has to be strictlycomplied with, and this should be the task both of every individualand of the society as an organised whole. The work presentsconcrete measurements from practice and the indicators of thesituation regarding motor vehicles in Croatia. The EGO-TESThas been performed in Croatia according to the European Uniondirectives; first on the vehicles with petrol engines. Now, it isstarting to be applied on the vehicles with Diesel engines as well.Compliance with the EGO TEST regarding motor vehicles inCroatia will take into consideration the guidelines provided bythe European Union and thus reduce the harm from exhaustgases and noise pollution, and increase the possibility of usingmotor vehicles in order to reduce the danger and increase thesafety on the roads by excluding old vehicles from traffic.

  5. Parallelize Automated Tests in a Build and Test Environment


    Durairaj, Selva Ganesh


    This thesis investigates the possibilities of finding solutions, in order to reduce the total time spent for testing and waiting times for running multiple automated test cases in a test framework. The “Automated Test Framework”, developed by Axis Communications AB, is used to write the functional tests to test both hardware and software of a resource. The functional tests that tests the software is considered in this thesis work. In the current infrastructure, tests are executed sequentially...

  6. Software Testing as Science

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    Ingrid Gallesdic


    Full Text Available The most widespread opinion among people who have some connection with software testing is that this activity is an art. In fact, books have been published widely whose titles refer to it as art, role or process. But because software complexity is increasing every year, this paper proposes a new approach, conceiving the test as a science. This is because the processes by which they are applied are the steps of the scientific method: inputs, processes, outputs. The contents of this paper examines the similarities and test characteristics as science.

  7. Turbine Engine Testing. (United States)


    English climate. (c) Functional Testing Functional testing is a ’catch all’ title for the multitude of tests required to examine and confirm or correct the...rage I I I , I ’s slot envs Atar ONK propulsent les Miraiges IV de la levce A~rientic Strat~giqiie l-vanlaisc, tanilis tilit leg mcters Atar 91K50 sent...moignent. Irtuwi Atar 9 ~K50 est tine version MANv~ du motenr Atar 9K proptilsant le hirdaceur vi1 *c ~Ik (lttur 11 et dest in 5 6qtiiper I ’avion polyvalent

  8. Instant testing with QUnit

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    Sheiko, Dmitry


    Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. A concise guide full of step-by-step recipes to teach you how to perform automated testing using QUnit.""Instant Testing with QUnit"" is for anyone working with JavaScript who is looking for a powerful and easy-to-use testing framework. The reader does not need to know any particular framework, only the basic principles of JavaScript and HTML.

  9. Accelerated cyclic corrosion tests

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    Prošek T.


    Full Text Available Accelerated corrosion testing is indispensable for material selection, quality control and both initial and residual life time prediction for bare and painted metallic, polymeric, adhesive and other materials in atmospheric exposure conditions. The best known Neutral Salt Spray (NSS test provides unrealistic conditions and poor correlation to exposures in atmosphere. Modern cyclic accelerated corrosion tests include intermittent salt spray, wet and dry phases and eventually other technical phases. They are able to predict the material performance in service more correctly as documented on several examples. The use of NSS should thus be restricted for quality control.

  10. Progress test utopia. (United States)

    van der Vleuten, Cees; Freeman, Adrian; Collares, Carlos Fernando


    This paper discusses the advantages of progress testing. A utopia is described where medical schools would work together to develop and administer progress testing. This would lead to a significant reduction of cost, an increase in the quality of measurement and phenomenal feedback to learner and school. Progress testing would also provide more freedom and resources for more creative in-school assessment. It would be an educationally attractive alternative for the creation of cognitive licensing exams. A utopia is always far away in the future, but by formulating a vision for that future we may engage in discussions on how to get there.

  11. Application testing with Capybara

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    Robbins, Matthew


    Start performing integration testing with Capybara immediately. This book will get you up and running quickly and assumes no knowledge or experience of the technology.This book is for developers and testers who have had some exposure to Ruby but who want to know how to test their applications using Capybara and its compatible drivers, such as Selenium-Webdriver and Rack-Test. The examples are deliberately kept simple and example HTML mark-up is always included so that you can copy the examples to practice and experiment on your own machine.

  12. Laboratory testing in hyperthyroidism. (United States)

    Grebe, Stefan K G; Kahaly, George J


    The clinical diagnosis of hypo- or hyperthyroidism is difficult (full text available online: Clinical symptoms and signs are often non-specific, and there is incomplete correlation between structural and functional thyroid gland changes. Laboratory testing is therefore indispensible in establishing the diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis. Similar considerations apply to treatment monitoring. Laboratory testing also plays a crucial role in establishing the most likely cause for a patient's hyperthyroidism. Finally, during pregnancy, when isotopic scanning is relatively contraindicated and ultrasound is more difficult to interpret, laboratory testing becomes even more important. Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  13. Thermal test options

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    Koski, J.A.; Keltner, N.R.; Sobolik, K.B.


    Shipping containers for radioactive materials must be qualified to meet a thermal accident environment specified in regulations, such at Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 71. Aimed primarily at the shipping container design, this report discusses the thermal testing options available for meeting the regulatory requirements, and states the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. The principal options considered are testing with radiant heat, furnaces, and open pool fires. The report also identifies some of the facilities available and current contacts. Finally, the report makes some recommendations on the appropriate use of these different testing methods

  14. Reduction in language testing

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    Dimova, Slobodanka; Jensen, Christian


    /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......This study represents an initial exploration of raters' comments and actual realisations of form reductions in L2 test speech performances. Performances of three L2 speakers were selected as case studies and illustrations of how reductions are evaluated by the raters. The analysis is based on audio...

  15. GRE math tests

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    Kolby, Jeff


    Twenty-three GRE Math Tests! The GRE math section is not easy. There is no quick fix that will allow you to ""beat"" the section. But GRE math is very learnable. If you study hard and master the techniques in this book, your math score will improve--significantly! The GRE cannot be ""beaten."" But it can be mastered--through hard work, analytical thought, and by training yourself to think like a test writer. Many of the problems in this book are designed to prompt you to think like a test writer. For example, you will find ""Duals."" These are pairs of similar problems in which only one prop

  16. GTK beam test 2017

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    Vostinic, Snezana


    The GTK is in operation at NA62 since 2014 and is among the few silicon pixel detectors performing 4D tracking. This summer, a beam test was conducted to study the phenomena determining the detector time resolution. The project described here contributed to the beam test preparation, data taking and data analyses. One of the main goals of the test was to understand the weight field contribution to the detector time resolution. This field is distorting the signal pulse shape at the edge of the pixel. Hence, to study this effect, the position of the hits inside the pixel has to be determined. An external telescope was therefore used for this purpose.

  17. TestComplete cookbook

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    Alpaev, Gennadiy


    A practical cookbook, with a perfect package of simple, medium, and advanced recipes targeted at basic programmers as well as expert software testers, who will learn to create, manage, and run automated tests. It is packed with problem-solving recipes that are supported by simple examples.If you are a software tester or a programmer who is involved with testing automation using TestComplete, this book is ideal for you! You will be introduced to the very basics of using the tool, as well as polish any previously gained knowledge in using the tool. If you are already aware of programming basics,

  18. Inspection and test planning

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    Miller, T.


    Purpose of Quality Plan - arrangement of all necessary tests or inspections as far as possible filted to certain components or systems. Subject of Quality Plan - precise determination of tests or inspections and - according to the actual safety significance - the certificates to be done. Disposition of Quality Plan - accommodation of tests to the actual state of fabrication. Application of Quality Plan - to any component or system that is regarded. Supervision of Employment - by authorized personnel of manufacturer, customer or authority providing exact employment of quality plan. Overservance of Instructions - certificates given by authorized personnel. (orig./RW)

  19. Allergy Skin Tests (United States)

    ... and symptoms. Medications can interfere with results Before scheduling a skin test, bring your doctor a list ... of Privacy Practices Notice of Nondiscrimination Manage Cookies Advertising Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit organization ...

  20. Creatinine urine test (United States)

    Urine creatinine test ... Creatinine is a chemical waste product of creatine. Creatine is a chemical the body makes to supply ... done to see how well your kidneys work. Creatinine is removed by the body entirely by the ...