Other Gram-Negative Bacteria
A. xylosoxidans (previously Alcaligenes xylosoxidans) is probably part of the endogenous intestinal flora and has been isolated from water sources. Immunocompromised hosts, including patients with cancer and post-
chemotherapy neutropenia, cirrhosis, and chronic renal failure, are at increased risk. Nosocomial outbreaks of A. xylosoxidans infection have been attributed to contaminated fluids, and clinical illness has been associated with isolates from many sites, including blood (often in the setting of intravascular devices).
This textbook was designed and developed to provide health care students, primarily health
information management and health information technology students, and health care professionals
with a rudimentary understanding of the terms, definitions, and formulae used in
computing health care statistics and to provide self-testing opportunities and applications of
the statistical formulae.
Establishing screening programmes without effective follow-up to treat those with
precancerous lesions will result in little or no impact on overall cervical cancer mortality
rates. Therefore, regardless of which strategy is selected for screening programmes, special
attention must be given to strengthening referral systems and having well defined links to
higher levels of health care delivery for tracking women with positive screening results.
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The following sections provide an overview of the technical and qualitative
characteristics of a wide range of alternative fuels that can replace coal in cement kilns.
These fuels include agricultural and non-agricultural biomass, chemical and hazardous
wastes, petroleum-based wastes, and miscellaneous waste fuels. Each of these
alternatives are described in detail, including a discussion of average substitution rates,
energy and water content of the fuels, carbon dioxide emissions factors, and change in
carbon emissions per ton1
of coal replacement.