Len and Moira Connington lived in a rented cottage with a small yard, a smaller garden, and too many fir trees. The lawn, which Len seldom had time to mow, was full of weeds, and the garden was overgrown with blackberry brambles. The house itself was clean and smelled better than most city apartments, and
With successful presentations in Tokyo behind me, I boarded the 5:03pm Super
Express bound for Osaka complete with my ekiben (a special kind of Japanese
lunch box or bento sold at train stations) and a can of Asahi beer in hand. The
quintessential "Japan experience" for me is zipping through the Japanese
countryside aboard cutting-edge rail technology while sampling traditional
Japanese delicacies with my chopsticks, sipping Japanese beer, and catching
glimpses of temples, shrines, and even Mount Fuji out the spacious side window.
A comprehensive review essential for those preparing
to take the midwifery (AMBC) or women’s health nurse
practitioner certification (NCC) examinations. The
Midwifery & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification
Review Guide was developed for both of these
nursing specialties because of the many commonalities
they share that enhance the delivery of care to women
during their life span.
Mold Cost, Mold Price and Delivery
Mold Cost and Records
Keep proper records of any job!
Some of the following may be obvious to the reader, but it is surprising how many mold makers and their staff do not keep proper records. The decision makers must be aware of the methods used by mold makers to arrive at a mold cost and mold price. They will then better understand what is involved when negotiating the purchase of any mold or special equipment used to increase production and to improve productivity. The mold cost is the total of the actual costs incurred to make...
ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (the International Electrotechnical
Commission) form the specialized system for worldwide standardization. National bodies that are
members of ISO or IEC participate in the development of International Standards through technical
committees established by the respective organization to deal with particular fields of technical
activity. ISO and IEC technical committees collaborate in fields of mutual interest.
Destination marketing is increasingly becoming extremely competitive worldwide. This paper
explains the destination concept and attempts to synthesise several models for strategic marketing
and management of destinations. It provides an overview of several techniques widely used and
illustrates examples from around the world. The paper also explains that marketing of destinations
should balance the strategic objectives of all stakeholders as well the sustainability of local
Although it has been shown that
frozen storage is feasible for some of the tissue-engineered products such as bone (Kofron et
al., 2003), it is more difficult than that for isolated cells and requires special considerations.
Water transport processes may cause difficulties for tissue-scale freezing. While cells at the
surface layer would respond to freeze-induced osmotic changes much like cells in
suspension, interior cells would dehydrate as a response to the increased intracellular
tonicity in the dehydrate surface layers.
This title includes: Origins and development: The process, The first twenty years; Development after 1955; Principles: Equipment, Joint preparation and welding procedure; Welding conditions; Special techniques; Weld defects; Process variants: Single electrode welding; Multiple electrode welding; Metal powder additions; Narrow gap submerged-arc welding; Consumables: Types of flux and their development; Wires; Flux/wire combination; Consumables for different steel types; Flux delivery system; Welding procedures: Welding costs; Establishing a procedure; Procedural options; Application and uses...
In February 2007, NACHC produced the document “Elderly Services In Health Centers: A Guide to
Position Your Health Center to Serve a Growing Elderly Population.” That document presented issues for
health centers to consider to meet elders’ health care needs and to take advantage of opportunities presented
by the growing elderly population.
Despite the advances in the development of new drugs, a drug may never reach the
target organ, or it may be difficult to achieve the necessary level of drug in the
body. Large doses can result in serious side effects, and can harm normal cells and
organs as well as diseased cells. Hence controlled release and the targeting of delivery
systems must evolve in parallel to drug research.
It’s a treat to be invited to keynote The Money Show again, and a special delight this
year. Why? Because we are also here to hold the fifth annual get-together of “the Bogleheads”
of the Internet. I understand that the Vanguard Diehards site, originally established in 1998 and
readily accessible on the Morningstar website, now attracts an average of 25,000 “unique
visitors” (in the contemporary vernacular) each day.
This book is written with the intention of providing nurse practitioners working in
the field of acute medicine with an up-to-date, practical and comprehensive guide to
the management of acute medical patients.
It is hoped that it will serve as a text from which the busy, highly skilled nurse can
obtain information on the assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of
acute medical conditions.
In my role as Consultant Nurse in Acute Medicine I appreciate the diversity this
speciality brings and the challenges faced by working at an advanced level in this
It is not only that poor people are in ill-health:
ill-health causes poverty. In Voices of the poor, a recent
World Bank study, ill-health emerged as one of the
principal reasons why households become poor and
remain poor (23). Explanations are numerous: they
include the burden of health care expenditures
incurred by caring for sick household members
(24), the lost income of the sick, and the lost income
of other household members who care for the sick.
In the ongoing pilot study of global standards in institutional self-evaluation, 11 schools in eight
countries had confirmed the value of the standards being tested. A further 24 schools had been brought
into the study, for which information had been received for all but the final two schools.
The purpose of accreditation and quality improvement in medical education is to adjust medical
education to changing conditions in the health care delivery system and to prepare doctors for the
needs and expectations of society.
Women with a positive VIA test in the pilot or early expansion phase, or a positive VILI
test in the late expansion phase, were considered screen-positive and were counseled to
go to the district hospital for further evaluation (“triage”) to determine what management
was needed. Test results including a diagram of the lesion location on the cervix were
noted on specially designed, client-retained cards (see Appendix 3) to be shown at the
About four out of five people in low- and middle-income
countries who need services for mental, neurological and
substance use conditions do not receive them. Even when
available, the interventions often are neither evidence-based nor
of high quality. WHO recently launched the mental health Gap
Action Programme (mhGAP) for low- and middle-income countries
with the objective of scaling up care for mental, neurological and
substance use disorders.
The information is collected from these sources by either active collection
or passive reporting. Active collection involves registry personnel actually vis-
iting the different sources and abstracting the data on special forms. This is
the usual method in registries in developing countries. Passive reporting
involves health-care workers completing the notification forms developed
and distributed by the registry, or sending copies of discharge abstracts to
the registry. A mixture of both procedures, with an emphasis on the latter,
is followed in most registries in developed countries.
Special oligonucleotides for targeted gene correction have
attracted increasing attention recently, one of which is the
chimericRNAÆDNAoligonucleotide (RDO) system. RDOs
for targeted gene correction were first designed in 1996, and
are typically 68 nucleotides in length including continuous
RNA andDNA sequences (RNA is 2¢-O-methyl-modified).
Special challenges that must be taken into account in
managing asthma in children in the first 5 years of life
include difficulties with diagnosis, the efficacy and safety of
drugs and drug delivery systems, and the lack of data on
new therapies. Patients in this age group are often
managed by pediatricians who are routinely faced with a
wide variety of issues related to childhood diseases.
Therefore, for the convenience of readers this Executive
Summary extracts sections of the report that pertain to
diagnosis and management of asthma in children 5 years
(BQ) Part 2 book "Textbook of diabetes" presents the following contents: Microvascular complications in diabetes, macrovascular complications in diabetes, other complications of diabetes, diabetes in special groups, delivery and organization of diabetes care, future directions.