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  • Today, approximately one in every hundred babies born in the US is conceived using ART. Growth in the use and scientific refinement of ART is carefully monitored by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and its affiliate, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), whose memberships consist of specialists in this field of medicine. In December 2009, ASRM convened a meeting of professionals, patient advocates, congressional and federal agency representatives, legal experts, and consumers to examine the oversight of ART.

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  • The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) convened a meeting of professionals, patient advocates, government representatives and legal experts in December 2009 to examine the oversight of assisted reproductive technology (ART). ART is one of several therapies used by specialists to treat the disease of infertility. The most widely used ART procedure is in vitro fertilization. As with all medical practice, safety in reproductive medicine is assured by a combination of state and federal government regulation.

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  • Making a Treatment Plan From information on the extent of disease and the prognosis and in conjunction with the patient's wishes, it is determined whether the treatment approach should be curative or palliative in intent. Cooperation among the various professionals involved in cancer treatment is of the utmost importance in treatment planning.

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  • Ensuring patient safety is the first critical step in improving quality of care. At all levels, health care workers make decisions every day involving patient safety. Patient safety is about protecting patients from incurring harm while they are receiving health care. It is an international issue. Although safe care has always been a priority, in recent times we have seen a growing realization of how unsafe care affects all the key stakeholder groups in the health care sector.

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  • In these experiments the choices involved gambles for everyday objects (e.g. a coffee mug). It has been suggested that observed differences are due to an asymmetry of preferences between losses and gains, which might be exacerbated by age. Finally, both younger and older subjects participated in beauty contest games, in which strategic thinking plays a central role. In each case the experiments were taken from the literature allowing us to focus on age differences rather than on theories behind the experiments....

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  • This is blatantly unbiblical. Those involved in the Pelagian controversies of the early church centuries debated this over and over, and came to the conclusion that man is a sinner by nature, and that his sinful actions stem from what he is. Further, sin permeated all of man's being. The prophet Jeremiah summed it up this way: "The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick" (Jer. 17:9)! Paul clearly teaches that, through Adam's one transgression, this innate sinfulness (sin nature) was passed to all of his descendants (Rom. 5:18; 1 Cor. 15:22).

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  • Sepsis with Skin Manifestations (See also Chap. 18) Maculopapular rashes may reflect early meningococcal or rickettsial disease but are usually associated with nonemergent infections. Exanthems are usually viral. Primary HIV infection commonly presents with a rash that is typically maculopapular and involves the upper part of the body but can spread to the palms and soles. The patient is usually febrile and can have lymphadenopathy, severe headache, dysphagia, diarrhea, myalgias, and arthralgias.

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  • The principles of informed choice and shared decision-making have largely been developed from theoretical and conceptual models. The competencies listed for shared decision-making consist of a number of different skills, and patients have shown that they may value different aspects of shared decision-making.

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  • It is 41 years since the first edition of this book was published. In that time there have been so many developments in our understanding of dental disease, in materials, and in techniques so that there is now very little of that first edition remaining except the basic philosophy for managing patients with dental disease. This philosophy has several parallel threads which weave together. • Dentists primarily look after people with dental problems – not just mouths or teeth. • An understanding of the disease processes is fundamental to their management.

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  • When health care workers interact with patients, they should address the patient by name, and respect the patient’s time by attending to the patient as soon as possible. When a patient’s ideas are different from the health care worker’s, the health care worker should accept that the patient has different views, and then make sure the patient knows the health care worker’s point of view about TB. Health care workers can make it clear that even if they do not share the patient’s views, they respect them. Knowing and respecting the patient’s views will improve...

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  • Adapt and expand current national population-based surveillance systems such as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS, state-based, self-reported data), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES, national data collection involving a combination of interviews, spirometry, and physical examinations), and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS, national, self-reported data) to include more COPD-related information.

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  • Scientific and medical research is a drawn-out process and the contribution of animal research is frequently overlooked by the time successful therapy reaches patients. We live longer and healthier lives than ever before. Whilst there have been remarkable improvements in the human environment, animal research has played a major part in developing improvements in human health.

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  • The common theme that attracts many to emergency practice is an interested in all of the most exciting aspects of each major specialty but a reluctance to giving up on what other specialties offered at the same time. Emergency medicine, unlike any other field, combines all of these aspects for its practitioners. However, while offering a combination of skills and knowledge found nowhere else, it offers unusual challenges at the same time.

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  • The separate grind assembly and filter chamber make it easy to add beans and just as easy to remove the used grounds. Just push the Grind Off button whenever you want to use your own pre-ground beans. It’s that easy! This coffeemaker delivers 100% coffee flavor thanks to the charcoal filter that removes any impurities in the water that can affect the final taste. Can’t wait for brewing to finish? The Brew Pause™ feature lets you sneak a cup before the cycle is complete. All of these features are designed to give you all you could...

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  • As recognition of the person and of his works, the Spanish Paediatric Association has for the last six years been running the Jerónimo Soriano Award for the best article published over the previous year in its official journal Anales de Pediatría (Pérez-Yarza, et al., 2009), having created for this purpose the Patronato Jerónimo Soriano Board involving various scientific Institutions and individuals.

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  • Many more women are active today compared to when the first studies of activity in America were conducted. However, as a group, girls and women are still less active than boys and men. Some of this difference in activity between males and females can be explained by the historical disparity in opportunities for females. Since 1972, when Title IX was implemented, more females have become involved in organized sport. We have yet to discover the effects of this increased participation on lifetime activity among females....

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  • Over the past several years U.S. EPA’s Office of Reinvention has been involved in a number of “regulatory responsiveness” initiatives. These include the Common Sense Initiative, Project XL, and Pollution Prevention in Permitting Program (P4). In working with a variety of businesses in the context of these initiatives, certain project participants noted that corporate manufacturing strategies and initiatives often produced substantial resource productivity enhancements (that translate directly into improved environmental performance).

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  • One way in which agencies work together is by adopting a program known as local mutual aid. This program allows neighboring communities to pool resources and share liability for damages or loss of equipment. If one community needs a particular piece of equipment, it may borrow it from a neighboring community. The equipment will become an asset of the borrowing community and will be covered under their insurance until it is released and returns to its home organization.

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  • Depending on their structures, polyphenols (e.g. tea polyphenols) could also act by chelating prooxidant transition metal ions such as Fe2+, which are involved in reactions eliciting free radical production, including hydroxyl radicals (OH•) and alkoxyl radicals (RO•) (Dufresne & Farnworth, 2001).

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  • Participants should be informed that they are free to withdraw from the research at any time. Participants should be informed of the degree of confidentiality that will be maintained in the study. Informed consent of parents or guardians and, where practical, of children should be obtained in research involving children.

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