The use of language is often anchored in history, tradition, assumptions,
and values.Words communicate ideas that go beyond the terms and phrases
themselves. But this is by no means static; there are trends and periodic
shifts that impact how we think and understand the world around us and
help to shape the work that we do. Accordingly, a few comments about
language must precede the text that follows.
The data center is home to the computational power, storage, and applications necessary to support an enterprise business. The data center infrastructure is central to the IT architecture, from which all content is sourced or passes through. Proper planning of the data center infrastructure design is critical, and
performance, resiliency, and scalability need to be carefully considered.
The epidemic of mad cow disease, centered in the United Kingdom, and associated human cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (Chap. 378) caused by disinfection-resistant prion agents have led to revised recommendations for decontaminating surgical instruments, especially those used for operations on the central nervous system or in patients with dementing illness of unknown etiology.
The process of diagnosing and treating wound infections begins with a careful assessment of the surgical site in the febrile postoperative patient.
The last few decades have been heady times for science and health. Our
knowledge of how to improve health has grown significantly and new
technologies have successfully supported those endeavors. The coming decades
are likely to bring even more progress. As we gain a better understanding
on how to use the discoveries of genetics, proteomics, and other
biologies, we will have the potential to fundamentally alter care in ways
that we can only begin to imagine.
Ann Leslie Albanese, M.Ed., is a graduate student in the Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology
Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is specializing
in clinical psychology. She is currently completing her predoctoral internship at
the Counseling and Career Services Center at UCSB. Areas of special interest include
eating disorders, families coping with psychological disorders, and matching treatment
The first year residents of both programs accompanied a nurse during home visits to children with
disabilities. This served several purposes: 1) It provided the initial exposure to the homes and the
community where St. Barnabas’ patients live; 2) the visiting nurse, an experienced health care provider,
modeled appropriate in-home professional behavior and sensitive interviewing skills; and 3) the residents
experienced that they were both safe and welcomed in a family’s home.
Urologic laparoscopy is in the midst of a clinical resurgence thanks to improvements
in technology, education, and a new generation of urologic laparoscopists. At the time of
this writing, the problem of educating and training the vast majority of practicing urologists
in urologic laparoscopy is creating a significant burden on centers of excellence.
The purpose of Essential Urologic Laparoscopy: The Complete Clinical Guide is to
provide a practical, step-by-step guide to creating, maintaining and expanding a successful
practice in urologic laparoscopy.
Consistent with my long-standing aspiration to become a psychoanalyst,
I trained in psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center of Harvard
Medical School in the early 1960s and completed a residency there.
Then I changed direction. I decided not to obtain psychoanalytic training or
even to have a clinical practice. Rather, I spent the next 40 years doing biological
research—developing a reductionist approach to learning and memory,
first in snails and then in mice.
CIS provides benchmarks, scoring tools, software, data, information, suggestions, ideas, and other services and materials from the CIS
website or elsewhere (“Products”) as a public service to Internet users worldwide. Recommendations contained in the Products
(“Recommendations”) result from a consensus-building process that involves many security experts and are generally generic in
nature. The Recommendations are intended to provide helpful information to organizations attempting to evaluate or improve the
security of their networks, systems and devices.
The "Voyages Extraordinaires" of M. Jules Verne deserve to be made widely known in English-speaking countries by means of carefully prepared translations. Witty and ingenious adaptations of the researches and discoveries of modern science to the popular taste, which demands that these should be presented to ordinary readers in the lighter form of cleverly mingled truth and fiction, these books will assuredly be read with profit and delight, especially by English youth. Certainly no writer before M.
This study analyzes an attempt at integration of a pre-school class, a leisuretime
center and an elementary school in Sweden. The integration was
organized in the form of Vertical Track which implies a successive
development of groups comprising children between six and twelve years
old, pre-school teachers, recreation pedagogues, and schoolteachers. The
integration was prompted by state governed reforms such as the 1992 law
allowing six-year olds to start compulsory school.
Diagnostic ultrasound is a rapidly developing imaging technology widely
used in both industrialized and developing countries, as stated by a WHO
Study Group in 1996. Ultrasound is especially suitable for poorer countries
even outside the centers of population, since ultrasound does not need
a sophisticated infrastructure or expensive installations, but can be used
with transportable units even without a direct branch connection.
Each of us performs thousands of eye movements every day without being
aware of how the brain controls them. The oculomotor system is one of the best
understood motor systems not only with regard to premotor centers in the central
nervous system, but also with regard to the peripheral muscles moving the eye.
This has been made possible by intensive multidisciplinary research, including
ophthalmologists, neurologists and basic scientists, and is reflected in comprehensive
textbooks [i.e. Leigh RJ, Zee DS: The Neurology of Eye Movements.
New York, Oxford University Press, 2006]....
AIDS was first recognized in the United States in the summer of 1981, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the unexplained occurrence of Pneumocystis jiroveci (formerly P. carinii) pneumonia in five previously healthy homosexual men in Los Angeles and of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) with or without P. jiroveci pneumonia in 26 previously healthy homosexual men in New York and Los Angeles. Within months, the disease became recognized in male and female injection drug users (IDUs) and soon thereafter in recipients of blood transfusions and in hemophiliacs.
Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health is being published
at an interesting time and speaks simultaneously to a
number of converging constituencies. It is a time of growing
stress on both the medical system and the patient.
Medical care is in crisis with large numbers of underinsured
or uninsured patients needing care. Costs are
rising from the practice of increasingly technical medicine
while patients complain of the decreasing time and
attention they are receiving from their medical providers.
Further, the burden of chronic disease is growing in an
Over the past 50 years, Lifeline Hospital has proved its multifaceted response and services towards the patient satisfaction and quality. Now, the hospital management has initiated processmanagement strategies to get improved quality, costeffectiveness and on-line tracking and booking of doctors and specialists. To achieve this goal, management has decided to use a process-management approach to coordinate all the doctors in the panel, around the organization, towards "patient-centered care." Consider you to be a part of the team that implements the solution for designing the application. ...
In February 2007, NACHC produced the document “Elderly Services In Health Centers: A Guide to
Position Your Health Center to Serve a Growing Elderly Population.” That document presented issues for
health centers to consider to meet elders’ health care needs and to take advantage of opportunities presented
by the growing elderly population.