2004 saw the launch of our first questionnaire this was to communicate and consult on North Tyneside Council’s Community Centres and Customer Services. This has provided us with the foundation to establish an ongoing programme of consultation, a very effective way of getting close to our customers and finding out more about what they want and what they think of our Customer Care. This was followed by an evaluation of what we now know our customers want.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Essentials of pharmacology for anesthesia, pain medicine and critical care" presents the following contents: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of anesthetics, principles of total intravenous anesthesia, perioperative considerations in pharmacology, anesthetic induction agents, benzodiazepines and muscle relaxants,...
The worldwide incidence of end-stage renal disease
(ESRD) is increasing, with the current total number of
cases estimated at 3 million cases. Over the last three
decades, advances in the management of this chronic
disease have focused primarily on renal replacement
therapy with dialysis on renal transplantation. Of the
600,000 people worldwide who will be treated with
renal replacement therapy, fewer than 40,000 patients
will receive a renal transplant.
Fieldwork took place in two main stages. The first stage took place in April 2004 in Phnom Penh where
400 interviews were conducted and the second stage in July and August 2004 in the five provinces and
involved 800 interviews. In addition, because of problems encountered during the initial fieldwork in
Phnom Penh, supplemental interviewing was undertaken in June, August and September. This resulted in
an additional 73 interviews, making the total Phnom Penh sample size 473.
A detailed description of response rates is provided in Appendix C. Refusal rates were 8.
I’ve spent the last 28 years studying, practicing,
teaching, and evolving as a naturopathic
physician. Two themes have been consistent:
natural medicine and the health care of women.
Alternative medicine has come to be the
popular term used to distinguish natural, noninvasive
therapies from conventional medicine.
o maintain the
ability to chew with one's own teeth over as much of one's life as possible, all people should
receive regular check-ups by a dentist once or twice yearly, even if they have no symptoms
such as pain or swelling.
Finally, a book describing in detail the oral care system presented in this pamphlet was
published by Ishiyaku Shuppan in the summer of 2004. In addition, a videotape showing in
detail the oral care system was published by Chuohoki Shuppan in 2003. Please refer to it for
more detailed information. ...
Diabetes mellitus is an important condition because it is common in developed countries, is becoming common in developing countries, and places a very great burden on individuals, healthcare systems and societies in all countries. In 1997 it was estimated that 124 million (2.1%) of the world's 5.8 billion total population had diabetes mellitus and it is projected that by 2010 this number will almost double to 221 million
Schizophrenia is a complex disorder with involvement of multiple genes. Methods: In this study, genome-wide screening for DNA copy-number variations (CNVs) was conducted for ten pairs, a total of 20 cases, of affected siblings using oligonucleotide array-based CGH. Results: We found negative symptoms were significantly more severe (p
Abstract Curcumin, an active principle component in rhizome of Curcuma longa, has proved its merit for diabetes through its anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. This study aims at evaluating the effect of curcumin in modulating the altered dopaminergic receptors, CREB and phospholipase C in the cerebral cortex and cerebellum of STZ induced diabetic rats. Radioreceptor binding assays and gene expression was done in the cerebral cortex and cerebellum of male Wistar rats using specific ligands and probes.
When was the last time you did something really special just for you? If you’re
like a lot of nurses, the answer might be, “I can’t remember!”
I wrote Fit Nurse: Your Total Plan for Getting Fit and Living Well with the goal
of changing that answer to, “I do something special for myself every day !”
This book will help you rise above the many challenges and struggles you
face as a nurse when it comes to your own self-care, fitness, nutrition, weight
management, stress management, and well-being.
This unit helps managers to understand the dynamics of individual
and group behaviour in organisations, and how different forms of
organisational structure and leadership can influence that behaviour.
It enhances managers’ ability to understand attitudes and to
predict, explain and control behaviour in organisations. The unit
links conceptual tools and experiential activities to understanding
organisations and managing the change process.
Acknowledgment The author acknowledges the contribution to this chapter by the previous author, Dr. John S. Greenspan. Diseases of the Teeth and Periodontal Structures Tooth and Periodontal Structure Tooth formation begins during the sixth week of embryonic life and continues through the first 17 years of age. Tooth development begins in utero and continues until after the tooth erupts. Normally all 20 deciduous teeth have erupted by age 3 and have been shed by age 13.
Arthritis of the ankle continues to be a significant
problem for patients and its prevalence, at least
post-traumatic arthritis, appears to be increasing.
Currently there is a great deal of interest within the
orthopaedic foot and ankle community concerned
with treating patients with arthritis of the ankle.
Traditional teaching has indicated that ankle
arthrodesis is a satisfactory procedure to solve the
pain of ankle arthritis and yields reliable results.
To tackle polluted source water, water utilities in the region are often forced to install expensive treatment
plants that can cost millions to install and operate. USDA economists estimate that removing nitrate alone
from drinking water costs more than $4.8 billion a year. The cost of dealing with algal blooms is particularly
daunting. The total capital cost of water treatment that would address cyanobacterial blooms and cyanotoxins,
can range between $12 million and $56 million for a town of 100,000 people.
Project management is a relatively new concept. In the 1950s, a conscious effort was
made to devise specialized tools for managing the complex weapon systems being built
for the Department of Defense. These tools are now widely used in all industries, both
public and private. Project management involves a methodological approach to planning
and guiding project processes from start to finish. It is further defined as a carefully
planned and organized effort to accomplish a specific one-time task, such as constructing
a building or implementing a new computer system. ...
Notes for end users of seed:
•Establishment costs are the same for poor quality seed as for the best material
•Seed is typically less than 5% of the total establishment cost (for seedling establishment)
•Profitability and success of plantings is highly dependent on the quality of the seed used
Sodium and Water: Introduction Composition of Body Fluids Water is the most abundant constituent in the body, comprising approximately 50% of body weight in women and 60% in men. This difference is attributable to differences in the relative proportions of adipose tissue in men and women. Total body water is distributed in two major compartments: 55–75% is intracellular [intracellular fluid (ICF)], and 25–45% is extracellular [extracellular fluid (ECF)]. The ECF is further subdivided into intravascular (plasma water) and extravascular (interstitial) spaces in a ratio of 1:3.
This study utilized the methodology from Ray and col-
leagues to estimate the per-day cost attributable to
adhesiolysis . Cost per day was estimated by dividing
the total cost of adhesiolysis-related hospitalizations
divided by the total number of adhesiolysis-related inpa-
tient days. The total inpatient expenditures attributable
to adhesiolysis were estimated by multiplying the esti-
mated cost per day attributable to adhesiolysis by the
number of days attributed to adhesiolysis.
A qualitative focus group study with a total of 37 general
practitioners (GPs) was conducted. To reflect the German
speaking and the French speaking part of Switzerland, the
focus groups were conducted in both areas. Of the five fo-
cus group interviews, three were conducted in Zurich with
GPs working in and around Zurich. Two focus group inter-
views were conducted in Geneva with GPs working in and
around Geneva. All focus groups were composed of six to
nine GPs. GPs were recruited by sending a letter to a ran-
dom sample of GPs from an existing address database.
In the late 1980s and again in the early-mid 1990s, the central government’s fiscal
balance was threatened by a declining revenue share, and the CPI inflation rate rose to
above 24 percent in 1994. As Figure 1 illustrates, the inflation was not the result of
budget deficits – since the total budget deficit never exceeded 1.2 percent of GDP during
this period – but, instead, resulted from credit expansion as the state banking system was
used to fund essentially state expenditures. Between 1992 and 1995, M2 grew by an
average annual rate of 36 percent, mostly due to...