The use of fibre optic sensors in structural health monitoring has rapidly accelerated in recent years. By embedding fibre optic sensors in structures (e.g. buildings, bridges and pipelines) it is possible to obtain real time data on structural changes such as stress or strain. Engineers use monitoring data to detect deviations from a structure’s original design performance in order to optimise the operation, repair and maintenance of a structure over time.
To establish a forest pest and disease database
Two. To provide training in forest health monitoring,
damage assessment, pest risk analysis, collection,
preservation, identification and Curation.
3. To establish and equip a network of experimental observations
FSIV center based on additional regional centers
Department of Crop Protection.
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành hóa học dành cho các bạn yêu hóa học tham khảo đề tài: Research Article Optimization of Sensor Locations and Sensitivity Analysis for Engine Health Monitoring Using Minimum Interference Algorithms
World Health Statistics 2008 presents the most recent available health statistics for WHO’s 193 Member States. This
fourth edition includes 10 highlights of health statistics as well as data on an expanded set of over 70 key health
indicators. The indicators were selected on the basis of their relevance to global health monitoring and c onsiderations
of data availability, accuracy and comparability among Member States.
This publication is in two parts. Part 1 presents 10 topical highlights based on recent publications or results of new
analyses of existing data.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về bệnh thú y được đăng trên tạp chí y học General Psychiatry cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành thú y đề tài: Relationships Between Animal Health Monitoring and the Risk Assessment Process...
The University of Wisconsin Survey Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, the contracted survey
laboratory, drew the samples and conducted all interviews for 2008. Trained interviewers called the
sampled telephone numbers and conducted the survey using a computer-assisted telephone survey system
(CASES). Each telephone number was called at least 10 times before being designated unanswered. The
final overall response rate was 46 percent.
The questions asked in the FHS were designed in the Wisconsin Office of Health Informatics.
Human beings need to breathe oxygen diluted in certain quantity of inert gas for living. In the atmosphere, there is a gas mixture of, mainly, oxygen and nitrogen, in appropriate proportions. However, the air also contains other gases, vapours and aerosols that humans incorporate when breathing and whose composition and concentration vary spatially. Some of these are physiologically inert. Air pollution has become a problem of major concern in the last few decades as it has caused negative effects on human health, nature and properties....
The adult in each household who knows the most about the health of all household members is selected to
answer all survey questions during the telephone interview. This respondent answers survey questions for
him/herself as well as for all other household members. Since each household member does not speak
directly to the interviewer, survey answers are “reported” by the respondent. The reader will see the
phrase . . .” was reported to be . . .” in this report. In places where this phrase is not used, the reader
should keep in mind that...
The eﬀect of HNC on air quality is measured using hourly air pollution records from monitoring
stations. Pollution levels are compared before and after the restrictions for ﬁve major pollutants
with levels in previous years acting as a comparison group to control for seasonal variation. The
analysis controls for possible confounding factors by restricting the sample to a relatively narrow
time window around the implementation of HNC and by using a regression discontinuity design.
Across pollutants and speciﬁcations there is no evidence that the program has improved air quality.
Indoor air pollution poses many challenges to the health pro-
fessional. This booklet offers an overview of those challenges,
focusing on acute conditions, with patterns that point to par-
ticular agents and suggestions for appropriate remedial action.
The individual presenting with environmentally
associated symptoms is apt to have been exposed to airborne
substances originating not outdoors, but indoors. Studies from
the United States and Europe show that persons in industrial-
ized nations spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors1.
Diabetes Mellitus Alterations in glucose control and changes in insulin requirements are common problems among patients with diabetes who travel. Changes in time zone, in the amount and timing of food intake, and in physical activity demand vigilant assessment of metabolic control. The traveler with diabetes should pack medication (including a bottle of regular insulin for emergencies), insulin syringes and needles, equipment and supplies for glucose monitoring, and snacks in carryon luggage. Insulin is stable for ~3 months at room temperature but should be kept as cool as possible.
Table 125-3 Controlling Antibiotic Resistance: Approaches to Consider
Conduct surveillance for antibiotic resistance.
Perform molecular typing (e.g., pulsed-field gel electrophoresis) when rates increase.
For clonal expansion (e.g., single-strain outbreaks): Stress hand hygiene (alcohol hand rub and universal gloving); monitor adherence and give feedback.
For polyclonal expansion (e.g., multistrain outbreaks): Stress antibiotic prudence (consider antibiotic rotation for ICUs); monitor adherence and give
In an effort to modernize Medicare insurance, the Federal
government has allowed private insurers who meet strict
requirements to sell private insurance to the elderly, as a
substitute for 'traditional' Medicare insurance. There are
many forms of private insurance now being sold to the
elderly, including some managed care plan types. Managed
care plans restrict the choice of physicians and hospitals
to include a set selected by the insurance plan, over
whom the plan has more control in terms of utilization
Starting contraception immediately, rather than waiting for the next menses, may
theoretically reduce the time a woman is at risk of pregnancy; prevent her forgetting
information on correct use of the method; prevent waning enthusiasm for the method and
use of a less reliable alternative method; avoid patient costs and barriers to returning for
contraception (e.g. transport, time, childcare) and reduce health care costs by reducing the
number of appointments.
Women who have taken EC or who have irregular cycles may have an even longer wait for
their next menses.
Theoretical development in the area of health change in an older population began
with the realization that the rapid mortality decline among the old beginning in the
late 1960s could be linked to important population health consequences (15, 75).
Fries (36) generated some of the interest in trends in health with his promotion
of the idea that there was an ongoing “compression of morbidity.
Continued advances in information technologies are enabling a
growing number of physical devices to be imbued with computing
and communications capabilities. Aircraft, cars, household
appliances, cellular telephones, and health monitoring devices all contain
microprocessors that are being linked with other information processing
devices. Such examples represent only the very beginning of what is
possible. As microprocessors continue to shrink, wireless radios are also
becoming more powerful and compact.
In addition, other emergency preparedness measures such as capacity building for national disaster
response teams (NDRT); standard operating procedures (SOP); volunteer management; and planning,
monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (PMER) capacity, which are addressed in country development
programmes, helped benefit the implementation of this DREF.