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The most established nationwide medical registry in Germany is the Perinatal Registry, which collects
maternal health records concerning pregnancy, delivery and perinatal outcome from now more than
1100 hospitals. Over the past 16 years, data collection was transformed from printed questionnaires to
digital records. A special web-based information source of the German Perinatal Registry does not
There are a number of well-recognized indicators of biological risk for cardiovascular
disease, diabetes, and death for which change over some period of
time can be determined from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination
Surveys (NHANES). Collection of some measures began as early as the 1960s,
and some are not available until the 1980s. NHANES data show that the percentage
of the older population with high cholesterol has decreased since the 1960s,
somewhat faster for women than men (60).
Once this has been achieved,
her meaning in the process is at an end, it does not last into the world of law and
language except as a memory which oscillates between memory of maternal
plenitude and memory of lack. Both are posited on nature (or on anatomy in Freud's
famous phrase). Woman's desire is subjected to her image as bearer of the bleeding
wound, she can exist only in relation to castration and cannot transcend it. She turns
her child into the signifier of her own desire to possess a penis (the condition, she
imagines, of entry into...
Overall, Cambodia’s rubber export competitiveness remains weaker than that of
other countries in the region, except for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. One
of the problems is that despite the application of conventional technology for the
management and maintenance of rubber trees and traditional rubber clones, per-
hectare rubber yield remains lower than in other countries of the region.
The assessment, presented as ministers met in Amsterdam to discuss greening
transport, points out a series of flaws in the tests. First, various equipment that increases
vehicle weight, thereby adding to emissions, is not included. Growing use of seat
heaters, air conditioning and the like could be adding an extra 16 to 28 grams per
kilometer (g/km) to new car CO2 emissions, the agency says.
Second, we reestimate our baseline specification while adding control variables, ranging
from initial fiscal and current account balances to initial bank credit risk and household debt
levels. These could plausibly have both affected the growth forecast error and been correlated
with fiscal consolidation forecasts. Not controlling for such factors could influence the
estimated relation between fiscal consolidation forecasts and growth forecast errors. We find,
however, that our results are robust to the introduction of such controls.
Measurement of efficiency started with Farrell (1957) who, following Debreu (1951)
and Koopmas (1951), proposed a division of efficiency into two components: technical
efficiency, which represents a firm’s ability to produce a maximum level of output from
a given level of inputs, and allocative efficiency, which is the ability of a firm to use
inputs in optimal proportions, given their respective prices and available technology.
The combination of these two measures yields the level of economic efficiency.
Technical approaches seek to reduce the emissions produced by road vehicles using the
transport system by intervening with the vehicles being used and the fuels they are burning. By
definition, these approaches address per unit emissions rather than the amount of activity causing
the emissions. An exclusively technological approach may be insufficient to address the growth
in emissions, for a number of reasons. First, growt h in activity continuously puts pressure on
The Global Initiative on Transport Emissions (GITE) was created as a partnership between
the United Nations and the World Bank to help the international community meet some of the
above needs. The GITE projects and programmes are being developed in three clusters of
activities. The Partnership for Vehicle and Fuel Technology Modernization (PVFTM) is intended
to create a structured forum to investigate the reasons that more appropriate technologies are not
used in particular regions, and what can be done to overcome the barriers to their use.
Development and conservation professionals are increasingly incorporating conservation products into their portfolio of activities to contribute to biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation for the communities that live in high biodiversity areas. Tremendous progress has been made in involving communities in good conservation practices, developing enterprises that are sustainable and generating income that also promotes biodiversity conservation.
Participatory mapping exercises began during the very first days of the survey
with two women and men groups of villagers using two basic maps, assisted by
two research members to explain the objectives of the exercise. They facilitated
the process through discussion with villagers about which resources and land
types to add to the basic maps. These maps were then put together to build a single
map representing the perception of the overall community. During all our onsite
activities, the map was available to any villager for adding features and making
This guidance is intended for use by health professionals providing contraception in any
setting within the UK. Recommendations are based on available evidence and consensus
opinion of experts. They should be used to guide clinical practice but they are not intended
to serve alone as a standard of medical care or to replace clinical judgement in the
management of individual cases. A key to the Grading of Recommendations, based on levels
of evidence, is provided on the inside front cover of this document.
The additional material includes a new Background section, intended
to provide a broad overview of breast cancer for non-clinicians; a
new Topic 1, Primary care and the management of women at high
risk; and a new Topic 8, Management of advanced, recurrent and
metastatic disease. The topic areas and numbers therefore differ from
the original Manual.
Material in the Evidence sections of the topic areas is based on
systematic reviews of research evidence carried out by the NHS
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination.
The wealth of data now available allows us to estimate
which quantitative indicators are weighed most
heavily in the determination of ratings, to evaluate the predictive
power of ratings in explaining a cross-section of
sovereign bond yields, and to measure whether rating
announcements directly affect market yields on the day of
Our investigation suggests that, to a large extent,
Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s rating assignments can be
explained by a small number of well-defined criteria,
which the two agencies appear to weigh similarly.
By studying Darwin’s finches and East African cichlids, scientists can get clues
that help them understand much older, much bigger adaptive radiations. One of
the biggest was the early rise of animals.
This period of animal evolution is sometimes nicknamed “the Cambrian
explosion.” Unfortunately, that name gives the impression that all the modern
groups of animals popped into existence 540 million years ago at the dawn of the
Cambrian period. Animals evolved from protozoans, which left fossils over a bil-
lion years before the Cambrian.
Moving to Rome, Italy, was a dream come true for me. My family roots are based in the north of
Italy, but being anywhere in this beautiful country was an exciting prospect. My husband is a
Foreign Service Officer and works at the embassy in Rome, where I first met the Global
Employment Advisor, Loretta Dusini. I was excited to know that there was going to be someone
who could help me find meaningful work, as I had lived abroad before (Moscow, Buenos Aires,
and Prague) and being gainfully employed was not possible at that time since there...
Common side effects of the anti-tuberculosis drugs should be described to the
patient. The health care worker should also explain that if the patient experiences
any side effects during the treatment, he or she should immediately report those side
effects to the doctor or nurse.
At every encounter, health care workers can ask patients, “How are you feeling?” or
another general question such as, “Have you had any problems after taking the
drugs?” Health care workers can help patients identify and manage side effects.
Though enrollment is growing, nursing schools turned away more than 67,000 qualified
applications in 2010, including more than 11,000 applications to graduate programs. This trend
is particularly troublesome given the great need to expand the number of nurse faculty, which
requires preparation at the graduate level. The primary reasons reported by schools for not
accepting all qualified applicants were a shortage of faculty and clinical placement sites as well
as deep funding cuts at the state and local levels.
Two models were used to apportion human cases to sources on the basis of sequence
types: the modified Hald model and the Island model (12,15). The modified Hald model
combines the prevalence of each C. jejuni sequence type among the sources with the observed
number of human isolates of that type by using a Bayesian framework (15). This model includes
source-specific and type-specific factors, and accounts for variation in the estimated prevalence.