Endometriosis is a progressive debilitating disease affecting the physical, social and
psychological aspects of normal life quality in nearly 1 of 7 women of reproductive
age. Endometriosis is considered to be an enigmatic disease owing to the lack of
specific set of symptoms, poorly understood pathogenesis, complexity in diagnosis
and limited therapeutic options available for management of the disorder. The last
three decades we have witnessed a significant volume of research related to
Osteoporosis and fractures may increase due to hypoestrogenism in menopause and
cytochrome P450 inducing AEDs. Recent studies suggest lower bone mineral density (BMD)
in adults and children with epilepsy, irrespective of AED treatment.
Both idiopathic epilepsy and symptomatic epilepsy are associated with reduced BMD, with
the greatest reduction in symptomatic generalized epilepsy (Sheth & Hermann, 2008).
However, the pathophysiological underlying mechanisms are far from understood and likely
The Economics BBS give you a broad and well-rounded
education in business. You’ll get a strong grounding in
economics, but in a programme that is less rigorous and
specialised than the Bachelor of Applied Economics.
This programme has a few compulsory requirements and
lots of flexibility. It builds on a standard core of economic
theory, with additional papers chosen from a wide range of
electives. You can specialise in areas including quantitative
methods, international trade, resource and environmental
economics, financial economics, managerial economics,
and public policy.
The charge for loan impairment fell by $1 ,117 million, or 56 per cent, to $883 million.
This was a result of improving economic
conditions in most of our markets as well as our consistently robust risk management processes and underwriting standards.
Consumer Banking also benefitted from a largely secured lending portfolio. The Wholesale Banking impairment charge, which was
driven by a small number ...
A public bad bank must be in a position to address numerous challenges. First, the
transparent removal of troubled assets is necessary in order to ensure that the rescued
bank has real prospects for a fresh start. Second, the costs of the bailout for the taxpayer
should be minimized. Third, no incentives or new opportunities for opportunistic
behavior in the future should be created.
In contrast, privately held firms have relatively concentrated ownership structures and
hence can efficiently communicate among shareholders information via private channels.
Therefore, financial information and reported earnings are less important in
communicating firm performance, which in turn makes private firms less likely to expend
resources (e.g., hiring a high quality auditor) to produce earnings that are highly
informative about economic performance.4 Moreover, reported earnings can assume a
different role than for public firms.
A substantial part of New Zealand’s economic growth in the ﬁ rst half of the last decade reﬂ ected
high rates of growth in labour utilisation. However, the average hours worked per capita has fallen
by around 3 percent since 2005.
New Zealand’s labour utilisation rate was higher than four of the ﬁ ve OECD countries that we
have chosen to benchmark New Zealand against (the ‘comparator’ countries2
) in 2008, reﬂ ecting
a combination of high participation rates, low unemployment, and a high average number of hours
worked relative to other OECD countries.
The OECD is developing a strategic response to the crisis focusing on two priority areas: finance,
competition and governance; and restoring long-term growth. As part of this strategic response, the
OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) has analysed the likely impact of the
downturn on the drivers of long term economic growth and the innovation-related items in policy
responses of major countries.
Health centers play varied roles in relation to nursing homes, from following existing
patients, to having their physician serve as medical director of nursing homes, to owning
and/or operating nursing homes. Community health centers that partner with skilled
nursing facilities (SNFs) can enhance the well being of their patients, the community and
their organizations. The health center may provide a range of services to help a patient
remain in the community, but at times some patients will enter a SNF.
In April 2000, the National Marine Mammal Review Committee met in Ottawa to review the most recent information on the status of the northwest Atlantic harp seal population. Attending the meeting were scientists from four international research institutes, a non-governmental environmental group, two individuals from the seal harvesting sector, as well as a number of DFO scientists from across the country.
In recent years, Canada’s strategy has been to set its total allowable catch (TAC) based on an estimate of replacement yield.
Food technology and safety research financed by the European Commission
has the obvious objective of enhancing the quality of life, in the short term as
well as in a long-term perspective. Research as such is most often seen as a
long-term activity and even the most applied research should be regarded as
an investment for future benefits. Nevertheless, the EU should address
research on short-term issues, in order to meet the needs of rapid and
accurate information in cases of emerging transnational crises. ...
Community studies around the world indicate a higher magnitude of
unsafe abortion than do health statistics.
In Zambia, the extent of
maternal mortality from unsafe abortion is not generally known from
health statistics; one study in which women were interviewed revealed
that 69% of the respondents knew one or more women who had
died from an unsafe illegal abortion.
Focus-group discussions and
community-based studies in India11
revealed self-reported abortions
in 28% of women, which is higher than figures derived from national
Understandings about what counts as ‘professional’ conduct, for example, are not
necessarily uniform or consistent. This is because those involved in regulation are
continuously engaged in maintaining and asserting their status (Willmott, 1991) in relation to
each other and to significant others (e.g., politicians, civil servants, journalists, academics)
who have their own agendas and may (even wilfully) ‘misinterpret’ , question, or criticise the
‘professional’ meanings that accountants seek to ascribe to their conduct.
The program has reached providers in over 33 states through train-the-trainer sessions and conferences. Much of the information provided in this report was gained or substantiated through extensive interaction with providers around the United States and internationally. Ultimately through a large evaluation component, impact of the training on preparedness, creation of plans, and staff will be reported.
Intuitively, a simple event notiﬁcation service that provides no selection
mechanism can be reduced to a multicast routing and transport mechanism
for which there are numerous scalable implementations. However, once the
service provides a selection mechanism, then the overall efﬁciency of the ser-
vice and its routing of notiﬁcations are affected by the power of the language
used to construct notiﬁcations and to express ﬁlters and patterns. As the power
of the language increases, so does the complexity of the processing.
Using the gradient method, element concentrations within the lichen are usually observed to increase as the
distance to the suspected source decreases. Gough and Erdman (1977) used linear regression to evaluate
the relationship between distance from a coal fired power plant and metal levels in Xanthoparmelia
chlorochroa. However, as Puckett (1988) points out, concentrations of many elements will not reach zero
at large distances from pollution sources because they have essential nutritional roles or are normal
components of the lichen when growing in its natural environment.
Provide Consumers With Choices to Reduce Costs and Save Energy: Volatile gasoline
prices reinforce the need for innovation that will make it easier and more affordable for
consumers to buy more advanced and fuel-efficient vehicles, use alternative means of
transportation, weatherize their homes and workplaces, and in doing so, save money and
protect the environment. These measures help families’ pocketbooks, reduce our
dependence on finite energy sources and help create jobs here in the United States....
Therefore, regardless of the curriculum or program, we stick to a proven training methodology that
includes a series of workshops, assignments, proprietary tools/templates/forms/surveys/assessments,
personal coaching, individual telephone follow-up and the banking industry’s only online accountability
Compass system that is followed-up by phone, email and in person visits. Our typical engagement lasts
at least six months, but more typically spans 12 – 15 months with additional quarterly follow-up thereafter.
The sound in the urethra allowed the prostate to be directed posteriorly to facilitate palpation
of the nodule and placement of the Silverman needle (Barnes & Emery, 1959).
The patient would be anaesthetized and positioned in lithotomy. An initial digital rectal
examination (DRE) was performed to ensure an empty rectum and an ounce of antiseptic
solution was instilled per rectally for ten minutes. Agents used included Vioform
(iodochlorhydroxyquin U.S.P) 3% Betadine (providone-iodine) or Triophyll (tri-iodophynol).
It is the sheltering-in-place concept that has not been adequately planned or tested. As Annexes are created to address vulnerabilities, it is realized that many disasters involving the elderly population will require staying in place, sometimes for prolonged time periods, rather than evacuation (Florida Health Care Association 2007). These plans must be created and tested as well. Issues discussed earlier pertaining to supply chains and stockpiling are paramount here. In general, plans are useless if not tested. This was again demonstrated through the Katrina disaster.