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Loads Providing Ancillary Services: Review of International Experience  

SciTech Connect

In this study, we examine the arrangements for and experiences of end-use loads providing ancillary services (AS) in five electricity markets: Australia, the United Kingdom (UK), the Nordic market, and the ERCOT and PJM markets in the United States. Our objective in undertaking this review of international experience was to identify specific approaches or market designs that have enabled customer loads to effectively deliver various ancillary services (AS) products. We hope that this report will contribute to the ongoing discussion in the U.S. and elsewhere regarding what institutional and technical developments are needed to ensure that customer loads can meaningfully participate in all wholesale electricity markets.

Heffner, Grayson; Goldman, Charles; Kintner-Meyer, Michael

2007-05-01

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Loads Providing Ancillary Services: Review of InternationalExperience-- Technical Appendix: Market Descriptions  

SciTech Connect

In this study, we examine the arrangements for andexperiences of end-use loads providing ancillary services (AS) in fiveelectricity markets: Australia, the United Kingdom (UK), the Nordicmarket, and the ERCOT and PJM markets in the United States. Our objectivein undertaking this review of international experience was to identifyspecific approaches or market designs that have enabled customer loads toeffectively deliver various ancillary services (AS) products. We hopethat this report will contribute to the ongoing discussion in the U.S.and elsewhere regarding what institutional and technical developments areneeded to ensure that customer loads can meaningfully participate in allwholesale electricity markets.

Grayson Heffner, Charles Goldman, Kintner-Meyer, M; Kirby, Brendan

2007-05-01

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18 CFR 35.40 - Ancillary services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2010-04-01... false Ancillary services. 35.40 Section...Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION...Capacity and Ancillary Services at Market-Based...

2010-04-01

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18 CFR 35.40 - Ancillary services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2013-04-01... false Ancillary services. 35.40 Section...Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION...Capacity and Ancillary Services at Market-Based...

2013-04-01

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18 CFR 35.40 - Ancillary services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2014-04-01... false Ancillary services. 35.40 Section...Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION...Capacity and Ancillary Services at Market-Based...

2014-04-01

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18 CFR 35.40 - Ancillary services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2011-04-01... false Ancillary services. 35.40 Section...Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION...Capacity and Ancillary Services at Market-Based...

2011-04-01

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18 CFR 35.40 - Ancillary services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2012-04-01... false Ancillary services. 35.40 Section...Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION...Capacity and Ancillary Services at Market-Based...

2012-04-01

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Ancillary Services Provided from DER  

SciTech Connect

Distributed energy resources (DER) are quickly making their way to industry primarily as backup generation. They are effective at starting and then producing full-load power within a few seconds. The distribution system is aging and transmission system development has not kept up with the growth in load and generation. The nation's transmission system is stressed with heavy power flows over long distances, and many areas are experiencing problems in providing the power quality needed to satisfy customers. Thus, a new market for DER is beginning to emerge. DER can alleviate the burden on the distribution system by providing ancillary services while providing a cost adjustment for the DER owner. This report describes 10 types of ancillary services that distributed generation (DG) can provide to the distribution system. Of these 10 services the feasibility, control strategy, effectiveness, and cost benefits are all analyzed as in the context of a future utility-power market. In this market, services will be provided at a local level that will benefit the customer, the distribution utility, and the transmission company.

Campbell, J.B.

2005-12-21

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Ancillary data services of NASA's Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility  

Microsoft Academic Search

JPL's Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility (NAIF) has primary responsibility for design and implementation of the SPICE ancillary information system, supporting a wide range of space science mission design, observation planning and data analysis functions. NAIF also serves as the ancillary data node of the Planetary Data System (PDS). As part of the PDS, NAIF archives SPICE and other ancillary

Charles H. Acton

1996-01-01

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Creating competitive markets for ancillary services  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the structure of, and results from, a spreadsheet model. The model simulates markets for seven services: losses, regulation, spinning reserve, supplemental reserve,load following, energy imbalance, and voltage support. For completeness, the model also calculates costs for system control, although this service will continue to be provided solely the the system operator under cost-based prices. This computer model demonstrated the likely complexity of markets for energy and ancillary services. This complexity arises because these markets are highly interdependent. Because these markets are interactive, the costs and therefore the prices of these services will vary considerably as functions of system load and the current spot price of energy. The price of ancillary services in aggregate is highly correlated with the price of energy. A base-case utility was developed for use with the model and included in the report.

Hirst, E.; Kirby, B.

1997-10-01

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Competitive Acquisition of Prioritizable Capacity-Based Ancillary Services  

E-print Network

1 Competitive Acquisition of Prioritizable Capacity-Based Ancillary Services Gianfranco Chicco an efficient scheme for the rational buyer procedure for the acquisition of the prioritizable capacity-based AS that the acquisition of ancillary services can have a critical impact on wholesale electricity prices. This fact

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Ancillary-service details: Dynamic scheduling  

SciTech Connect

Dynamic scheduling (DS) is the electronic transfer from one control area to another of the time-varying electricity consumption associated with a load or the time-varying electricity production associated with a generator. Although electric utilities have been using this technique for at least two decades, its use is growing in popularity and importance. This growth is a consequence of the major changes under way in US bulk-power markets, in particular efforts to unbundle generation from transmission and to increase competition among generation providers. DS can promote competition and increase choices. It allows consumers to purchase certain services from entities outside their physical-host area and it allows generators to sell certain services to entities other than their physical host. These services include regulation (following minute-to-minute variations in load) and operating reserves, among others. Such an increase in the number of possible suppliers and customers should encourage innovation and reduce the costs and prices of providing electricity services. The purpose of the project reported here was to collect and analyze data on utility experiences with DS. Chapter 2 provides additional details and examples of the definitions of DS. Chapter 3 explains why DS might be an attractive service that customers and generators, as well as transmission providers, might wan to use. Chapter 4 presents some of the many current DS examples the authors uncovered in their interviews. Chapter 5 discusses the costs and cost-effectiveness of DS. Chapter 6 explains what they believe can and cannot be electronically moved from one control area to another, primarily in terms of the six ancillary services that FERC defined in Order 888. Chapter 7 discusses the need for additional research on DS.

Hirst, E.; Kirby, B.

1997-01-01

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48 CFR 801.670-3 - Medical, dental, and ancillary service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Medical, dental, and ancillary service. 801.670-3...Responsibilities 801.670-3 Medical, dental, and ancillary service. (a) When medical, dental, and ancillary services under...

2012-10-01

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48 CFR 801.670-3 - Medical, dental, and ancillary service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Medical, dental, and ancillary service. 801.670-3...Responsibilities 801.670-3 Medical, dental, and ancillary service. (a) When medical, dental, and ancillary services under...

2011-10-01

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48 CFR 801.670-3 - Medical, dental, and ancillary service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Medical, dental, and ancillary service. 801.670-3...Responsibilities 801.670-3 Medical, dental, and ancillary service. (a) When medical, dental, and ancillary services under...

2013-10-01

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48 CFR 801.670-3 - Medical, dental, and ancillary service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Medical, dental, and ancillary service. 801.670-3...Responsibilities 801.670-3 Medical, dental, and ancillary service. (a) When medical, dental, and ancillary services under...

2014-10-01

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48 CFR 801.670-3 - Medical, dental, and ancillary service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Medical, dental, and ancillary service. 801.670-3...Responsibilities 801.670-3 Medical, dental, and ancillary service. (a) When medical, dental, and ancillary services under...

2010-10-01

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Physician ancillary services: fad or fashion? Part 1.  

PubMed

Ancillary services are quite fashionable in today's medical practice, but perhaps you've wondered if they are only a fad. If you're considering adding services to increase your revenue, you're not too late; this trend seems here to stay. Doing your homework and due diligence is key to the success of your ancillary service. Before introducing a service into your practice or investing in an ancillary venture, make sure that you get off on sound footing. Major investments call for experienced consulting and tapping into financial, operational, and legal specialists to address specific needs. Part 1 of this two-part article defines ancillary services and addresses the following topics: performing the feasibility study; writing the business plan; and addressing the legal and regulatory issues. Part 2 will discuss financing arrangements, opening, operational, and ongoing management elements critical to success. PMID:16471393

Reiboldt, John

2005-01-01

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Options for pricing ancillary services in a deregulated power system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

GENCOs in restructured systems are compensated for selling energy in the market. In a restructured market, a mechanism is required to entice participants in the market to provide ancillary services and to ensure adequate compensation that would guarantee its economic viability. The ISO controls the dispatch of generation, manages the reliability of the transmission grid, provides open access to the transmission, buys and provides ancillary services as required, coordinates day-ahead, hour-ahead schedules and performs real time balancing of load and generation, settles real time imbalances and ancillary services sales and purchases. The ISO, also, administers congestion management protocols for the transmission grid. Since the ISO does not own any generating units it must ensure that there is enough reserves for maintaining reliability according to FERC regulations, and sufficient unloaded generating capacity for balancing services in a real-time market. The ISO could meet these requirements by creating a competitive market for ancillary services, which are metered and remain unbundled to provide an accurate compensation for each supplier and cost to each consumer, In this study, we give an overview for restructuring and ancillary services in a restructured power marketplace. Also, we discuss the effect of GENCOs' actions in the competitive energy and ancillary service markets. In addition, we propose an auction market design for hedging ancillary service costs in California market. Furthermore, we show how to include the n-1 and voltage contingencies in security constrained unit commitment. Finally, we present two approaches for GENCOs' unit commitment in a restructured power market; one is based on game theory and the other is based on market price forecasting. In each of the two GENCOs' unit commitment approaches, we discuss the GENCOs' optimal bidding strategies in energy and ancillary service markets to maximize the GENCOs' profit.

Yamin, Hatim Yahya

2001-07-01

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Physician ancillary services: fad or fashion? Part 2.  

PubMed

Ancillary services are quite fashionable in today's medical practice, but perhaps you've wondered if they were only a fad. If you're considering adding services to increase your revenue, you're not too late; this trend seems here to stay. Doing your homework and due diligence is key to the success of your ancillary business. Before introducing a service into your practice or investing in an ancillary venture, make sure that you get off on sound footing. Major investments call for experienced consulting and tapping into financial, operational, and legal specialists to address specific needs. Part 1 defined ancillary services and addressed performing the feasibility study and writing the business plan. In this second part, legal and regulatory issues, financing arrangements, opening, and operational and ongoing management elements critical to success are all explored. PMID:16562521

Reiboldt, John

2006-01-01

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DR Resources for Energy and Ancillary Services in the West  

E-print Network

on-peak load) Provision of ancillary services (including frequency regulation, load following reserve · Industrial · Agricultural Irrigation Pumping, Data Centers, Refrigerated Warehouses #12;DR Services provided in scheduled net load Called continuously, must begin response w/in 30 seconds, energy neutral over 15 minutes

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Efficient bidding for hydro power plants in markets for energy and ancillary services  

E-print Network

In order to preserve stability of electricity supply generators must provide ancillary services in addition to energy production. Hydroelectric resources have significant ancillary service capability because of their dynamic ...

Perekhodtsev, Dmitri

2006-01-01

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Ancillary study management systems: a review of needs  

PubMed Central

Background The valuable clinical data, specimens, and assay results collected during a primary clinical trial or observational study can enable researchers to answer additional, pressing questions with relatively small investments in new measurements. However, management of such follow-on, “ancillary” studies is complex. It requires coordinating across institutions, sites, repositories, and approval boards, as well as distributing, integrating, and analyzing diverse data types. General-purpose software systems that simplify the management of ancillary studies have not yet been explored in the research literature. Methods We have identified requirements for ancillary study management primarily as part of our ongoing work with a number of large research consortia. These organizations include the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI), the Immune Tolerance Network (ITN), the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), and the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD). We also consulted with researchers at a range of other disease research organizations regarding their workflows and data management strategies. Lastly, to enhance breadth, we reviewed process documents for ancillary study management from other organizations. Results By exploring characteristics of ancillary studies, we identify differentiating requirements and scenarios for ancillary study management systems (ASMSs). Distinguishing characteristics of ancillary studies may include the collection of additional measurements (particularly new analyses of existing specimens); the initiation of studies by investigators unaffiliated with the original study; cross-protocol data pooling and analysis; pre-existing participant consent; and pre-existing data context and provenance. For an ASMS to address these characteristics, it would need to address both operational requirements (e.g., allocating existing specimens) and data management requirements (e.g., securely distributing and integrating primary and ancillary data). Conclusions The scenarios and requirements we describe can help guide the development of systems that make conducting ancillary studies easier, less expensive, and less error-prone. Given the relatively consistent characteristics and challenges of ancillary study management, general-purpose ASMSs are likely to be useful to a wide range of organizations. Using the requirements identified in this paper, we are currently developing an open-source, general-purpose ASMS based on LabKey Server (http://www.labkey.org) in collaboration with CHAVI, the ITN and nPOD. PMID:23294514

2013-01-01

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Optimal generator bidding strategies for power and ancillary services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As the electric power industry transitions to a deregulated market, power transactions are made upon price rather than cost. Generator companies are interested in maximizing their profits rather than overall system efficiency. A method to equitably compensate generation providers for real power, and ancillary services such as reactive power and spinning reserve, will ensure a competitive market with an adequate number of suppliers. Optimizing the generation product mix during bidding is necessary to maximize a generator company's profits. The objective of this research work is to determine and formulate appropriate optimal bidding strategies for a generation company in both the energy and ancillary services markets. These strategies should incorporate the capability curves of their generators as constraints to define the optimal product mix and price offered in the day-ahead and real time spot markets. In order to achieve such a goal, a two-player model was composed to simulate market auctions for power generation. A dynamic game methodology was developed to identify Nash Equilibria and Mixed-Strategy Nash Equilibria solutions as optimal generation bidding strategies for two-player non-cooperative variable-sum matrix games with incomplete information. These games integrated the generation product mix of real power, reactive power, and spinning reserve with the generators's capability curves as constraints. The research includes simulations of market auctions, where strategies were tested for generators with different unit constraints, costs, types of competitors, strategies, and demand levels. Studies on the capability of large hydrogen cooled synchronous generators were utilized to derive useful equations that define the exact shape of the capability curve from the intersections of the arcs defined by the centers and radial vectors of the rotor, stator, and steady-state stability limits. The available reactive reserve and spinning reserve were calculated given a generator operating point in the P-Q plane. Four computer programs were developed to automatically perform the market auction simulations using the equal incremental cost rule. The software calculates the payoffs for the two competing competitors, dispatches six generators, and allocates ancillary services for 64 combinations of bidding strategies, three levels of system demand, and three different types of competitors. Matrix Game theory was utilized to calculate Nash Equilibrium solutions and mixed-strategy Nash solutions as the optimal generator bidding strategies. A method to incorporate ancillary services into the generation bidding strategy, to assure an adequate supply of ancillary services, and to allocate these necessary resources to the on-line units was devised. The optimal generator bid strategy in a power auction was shown to be the Nash Equilibrium solution found in two-player variable-sum matrix games.

Morinec, Allen G.

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Demand Response Resources for Energy and Ancillary Services (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

Demand response (DR) resources present a potentially important source of grid flexibility particularly on future systems with high penetrations of variable wind an solar power generation. However, DR in grid models is limited by data availability and modeling complexity. This presentation focuses on the co-optimization of DR resources to provide energy and ancillary services in a production cost model of the Colorado test system. We assume each DR resource can provide energy services by either shedding load or shifting its use between different times, as well as operating

Hummon, M.

2014-04-01

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64 FR 25323 - Desert Southwest Customer Service Region Network Integration Transmission and Ancillary...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Desert Southwest Customer Service Region Network Integration Transmission and Ancillary...Southwest Customer Service Region (DSW) network integration transmission services (NTS...short-term sales. Provisional Rate Formula for Network Integration Transmission Service NTS...

1999-05-11

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Effective Ancillary Services Market Designs on High Wind Power Penetration Systems: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

This paper focuses on how the ancillary service market designs are implemented and how they may require changes on systems with greater penetrations of variable renewable energy suppliers, in particular wind power. Ancillary services markets have been developed in many of the restructured power system regions throughout the world. Ancillary services include the services that support the provision of energy to support power system reliability. The ancillary services markets are tied tightly to the design of the energy market and to the physics of the system and therefore careful consideration of power system economics and engineering must be considered in their design. This paper focuses on how the ancillary service market designs are implemented and how they may require changes on systems with greater penetrations of variable renewable energy suppliers, in particular wind power.

Ela, E.; Kirby, B.; Navid, N.; Smith, J. C.

2011-12-01

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Analysis of wind power ancillary services characteristics with German 250-MW wind data  

SciTech Connect

With the increasing availability of wind power worldwide, power fluctuations have become a concern for some utilities. Under electric industry restructuring in the US, the impact of these fluctuations will be evaluated by examining provisions and costs of ancillary services for wind power. This paper analyzes wind power in the context of ancillary services, using data from a German 250 Megawatt Wind project.

Ernst, B.

1999-12-09

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Managing Sustainable Demand-side Infrastructure for Power System Ancillary Services  

E-print Network

Managing Sustainable Demand-side Infrastructure for Power System Ancillary Services by Simon Sustainable Demand-side Infrastructure for Power System Ancillary Services by Simon Christopher Parkinson B highly-distributed sustainable demand- side infrastructure, in the form of heat pumps, electric vehicles

Victoria, University of

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Commercial Building Loads Providing Ancillary Services in PJM  

SciTech Connect

The adoption of low carbon energy technologies such as variable renewable energy and electric vehicles, coupled with the efficacy of energy efficiency to reduce traditional base load has increased the uncertainty inherent in the net load shape. Handling this variability with slower, traditional resources leads to inefficient system dispatch, and in some cases may compromise reliability. Grid operators are looking to future energy technologies, such as automated demand response (DR), to provide capacity-based reliability services as the need for these services increase. While DR resources are expected to have the flexibility characteristics operators are looking for, demonstrations are necessary to build confidence in their capabilities. Additionally, building owners are uncertain of the monetary value and operational burden of providing these services. To address this, the present study demonstrates the ability of demand response resources providing two ancillary services in the PJM territory, synchronous reserve and regulation, using an OpenADR 2.0b signaling architecture. The loads under control include HVAC and lighting at a big box retail store and variable frequency fan loads. The study examines performance characteristics of the resource: the speed of response, communications latencies in the architecture, and accuracy of response. It also examines the frequency and duration of events and the value in the marketplace which can be used to examine if the opportunity is sufficient to entice building owners to participate.

MacDonald, Jason; Kiliccote, Sila; Boch, Jim; Chen, Jonathan; Nawy, Robert

2014-06-27

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Cohort Profile: Longitudinal Investigations into Supportive and Ancillary health services.  

PubMed

The Longitudinal Investigations into Supportive and Ancillary health services (LISA) study is a cohort of people living with HIV/AIDS who have ever accessed anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in British Columbia, Canada. The LISA study was developed to better understand the outcomes of people living with HIV with respect to supportive services use, socio-demographic factors and quality of life. Between July 2007 and January 2010, 1000 participants completed an interviewer-administered questionnaire that included questions concerning medical history, substance use, social and medical support services, food and housing security and other social determinants of health characteristics. Of the 1000 participants, 917 were successfully linked to longitudinal clinical data through the provincial Drug Treatment Program. Within the LISA cohort, 27% of the participants are female, the median age is 39 years and 32% identify as Aboriginal. Knowledge translation activities for LISA include the creation of plain language summaries, internet resources and arts-based engagement activities such as Photovoice. PMID:22461127

Duncan, Katrina C; Salters, Kate; Forrest, Jamie I; Palmer, Alexis K; Wang, Hong; O'Brien, Nadia; Parashar, Surita; Cescon, Angela M; Samji, Hasina; Montaner, Julio Sg; Hogg, Robert S

2013-08-01

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Transactive Control and Coordination of Distributed Assets for Ancillary Services  

SciTech Connect

The need to diversify energy supplies, the need to mitigate energy-related environmental impact, and the entry of electric vehicles in large numbers present challenges and opportunities to power system professionals. Wind and solar power provide many benefits, and to reap the benefits the resulting increased variability—forecasted as well as unforecasted—should be addressed. Demand resources are receiving increasing attention as one means of providing the grid balancing services. Control and coordination of a large number (~millions) of distributed smart grid assets requires innovative approaches. One such is transactive control and coordination (TC2)—a distributed, agent-based incentive and control system. The TC2 paradigm is to create a market system with the following characteristics: • Participation should be entirely voluntary. • The participant decides at what price s/he is willing to participate. • The bids and responses are automated. Such an approach has been developed and demonstrated by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for energy markets. It is the purpose of this project to develop a similar approach for ancillary services. In this report, the following ancillary services are considered: • spinning reserve • ramping • regulation. These services are to be provided by the following devices: • refrigerators • water heaters • clothes dryers • variable speed drives. The important results are summarized below: The regulation signal can be divided into an energy-neutral high frequency component and a low frequency component. The high frequency component is particularly well suited for demand resources. The low frequency component, which carries energy non-neutrality, can be handled by a combination of generators and demand resources. An explicit method for such a separation is obtained from an exponentially weighted moving average filter. Causal filters (i.e., filters that process only present and past values of a signal) introduce delays that can be issues in some signal processing applications that treat the high frequency part as a noise to be eliminated. For regulation, the high frequency component is an essential part of the signal. The delay in the low frequency component is not a problem. A stochastic self-dispatch algorithm determines the response of the devices to the regulation signal. • In an ensemble of devices under normal operation, some devices turn on and some turn off in any time interval. Demand response necessitates turning off devices that would normally be on, or turning on devices that would normally be off. Over time, some of these would have turned off on their own. A formalism to determine expectation values under a combination of natural and forced attrition has been developed. This formalism provides a mechanism for accomplishing a desired power profile within a bid period. In particular, a method to minimize regulation requirement can be developed. The formulation provides valuable insights into control. • Some ancillary services—ramping to absorb unforecasted increase in renewable generation, and regulation down—require the demand resources to increase their energy use. Some resources such as HVAC systems can do this readily, whereas some others require enabling technology. Even without such technology, it is possible to arrange refrigerators and water heaters to have an energy debt and be ready to increase their energy use. A transactive bid mechanism of revolving debt can be developed for this purpose. Dramatic changes in control systems, architecture and markets are expected in the electrical grid. The technical capabilities of a large number of devices interacting with the grid are changing. While it is too early to describe complete solutions, TC2 has attractive features suitable for adapting to the changes. The analyses in this report and the activities planned for FY 14 and beyond are designed to facilitate this transition.

Subbarao, Krishnappa; Fuller, Jason C.; Kalsi, Karanjit; Somani, Abhishek; Pratt, Robert G.; Widergren, Steven E.; Chassin, David P.

2013-09-18

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Optimal Dispatch of Ancillary Services Via Self-Organizing Migration Algorithm  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Modern electric power systems are large-scale systems with a complex structure comprised of interconnected networks. The balance between the generation and consumption of electricity has to be maintained at any moment. Transmission System Operator (TSO) uses ancillary services for keeping the domestic power balance. Selection of the services can be viewed as an optimization problem. In this contribution the optimization problem is solved via the Self-Organizing Migration Algorithm which belongs to the class of evolutionary algorithms. The comparison with historical activations of ancillary services showed the improved performance in terms of reduced cost for ancillary services.

Novák, Jakub; Chalupa, Petr; Bobál, Vladimír

2011-11-01

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Ancillary Data Services of NASA's Planetary Data System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

JPL's Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility (NAIF) has primary responsibility for design and implementation of the SPICE ancillary information system, supporting a wide range of space science mission design, observation planning and data analysis functions/activities. NAIF also serves as the geometry and ancillary data node of the Planetary Data System (PDS). As part of the PDS, NAIF archives SPICE and other ancillary data produced by flight projects. NAIF then distributes these data, and associated data access software and high-level tools, to researchers funded by NASA's Office of Space Science. Support for a broader user community is also offered to the extent resources permit. This paper describes the SPICE system and customer support offered by NAIF.

Acton, C.

1994-01-01

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Data Centers to Offer Ancillary Services Mahdi Ghamkhari and Hamed Mohsenian-Rad  

E-print Network

in recent years and given the data centers' major and yet flexible electric load, they can be good>Z ^ W d W ^ Fig. 1. The ancillary service market model for controllable load in ERCOT [4]. Data centers to offer voluntary load reduction. Data centers have two important features that make them good candidates

Mohsenian-Rad, Hamed

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Risk Management: Supporting the District's Ancillary Services Staff  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The everyday operations of a school district depend on a network of people, including students, teachers, staff, and administrators. However, the ancillary services staff are really responsible for making the school day run smoothly. They are often the first employees that students see in the morning, either on the school bus or in the cafeteria,…

Waldmann, Steve; Strasburger, Tom

2013-01-01

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Centralized control of dispersed generators providing ancillary services in distribution networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent improvements and advances in power electronic technology offer potential solutions to several technical and economical problems associated with distribution networks. In particular, dispersed generation (DG) units that use this technology can provide both energy and ancillary services. In this paper, a selected number of DG units (in particular, fuel cells and photovoltaic cell-based systems), interconnected with the distribution network

A. Bracale; R. Angelino; G. Carpinelli; D. Lauria; M. Mangoni; D. Proto

2009-01-01

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42 CFR 413.316 - Determining payment amounts: Ancillary services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...DISEASE SERVICES; OPTIONAL PROSPECTIVELY DETERMINED PAYMENT RATES FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Prospectively Determined Payment Rates for Low-Volume Skilled Nursing Facilities, for Cost Reporting Periods Beginning Prior to July 1, 1998...

2014-10-01

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42 CFR 413.316 - Determining payment amounts: Ancillary services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...DISEASE SERVICES; OPTIONAL PROSPECTIVELY DETERMINED PAYMENT RATES FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Prospectively Determined Payment Rates for Low-Volume Skilled Nursing Facilities, for Cost Reporting Periods Beginning Prior to July 1, 1998...

2011-10-01

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42 CFR 413.316 - Determining payment amounts: Ancillary services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...DISEASE SERVICES; OPTIONAL PROSPECTIVELY DETERMINED PAYMENT RATES FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Prospectively Determined Payment Rates for Low-Volume Skilled Nursing Facilities, for Cost Reporting Periods Beginning Prior to July 1, 1998...

2013-10-01

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42 CFR 413.316 - Determining payment amounts: Ancillary services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...DISEASE SERVICES; OPTIONAL PROSPECTIVELY DETERMINED PAYMENT RATES FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Prospectively Determined Payment Rates for Low-Volume Skilled Nursing Facilities, for Cost Reporting Periods Beginning Prior to July 1, 1998...

2010-10-01

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Alternative Approaches for Incentivizing the Frequency Responsive Reserve Ancillary Service  

SciTech Connect

Frequency responsive reserve is the autonomous response of generators and demand response to deviations of system frequency, usually as a result of the instantaneous outage of a large supplier. Frequency responsive reserve arrests the frequency decline resulting in the stabilization of system frequency, and avoids the triggering of under-frequency load-shedding or the reaching of unstable frequencies that could ultimately lead to system blackouts. It is a crucial service required to maintain a reliable and secure power system. Regions with restructured electricity markets have historically had a lack of incentives for frequency responsive reserve because generators inherently provided the response and on large interconnected systems, more than sufficient response has been available. This may not be the case in future systems due to new technologies and declining response. This paper discusses the issues that can occur without proper incentives and even disincentives, and proposes alternatives to introduce incentives for resources to provide frequency responsive reserve to ensure an efficient and reliable power system.

Ela, E.; Milligan, M.; Kirby, B.; Tuohy, A.; Brooks, D.

2012-03-01

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Opportunities for ice storage to provide ancillary services to power grids incorporating wind turbine generation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Power generation using wind turbines increases the electrical system balancing, regulation and ramp rate requirements due to the minute to minute variability in wind speed and the difficulty in accurately forecasting wind speeds. The addition of thermal energy storage, such as ice storage, to a building's space cooling equipment increases the operational flexibility of the equipment by allowing the owner to choose when the chiller is run. The ability of the building owner to increase the power demand from the chiller (e.g. make ice) or to decrease the power demand (e.g. melt ice) to provide electrical system ancillary services was evaluated.

Finley, Christopher

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Open Automated Demand Response Communications in Demand Response for Wholesale Ancillary Services  

SciTech Connect

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is conducting a pilot program to investigate the technical feasibility of bidding certain demand response (DR) resources into the California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) day-ahead market for ancillary services nonspinning reserve. Three facilities, a retail store, a local government office building, and a bakery, are recruited into the pilot program. For each facility, hourly demand, and load curtailment potential are forecasted two days ahead and submitted to the CAISO the day before the operation as an available resource. These DR resources are optimized against all other generation resources in the CAISO ancillary service. Each facility is equipped with four-second real time telemetry equipment to ensure resource accountability and visibility to CAISO operators. When CAISO requests DR resources, PG&E's OpenADR (Open Automated DR) communications infrastructure is utilized to deliver DR signals to the facilities energy management and control systems (EMCS). The pre-programmed DR strategies are triggered without a human in the loop. This paper describes the automated system architecture and the flow of information to trigger and monitor the performance of the DR events. We outline the DR strategies at each of the participating facilities. At one site a real time electric measurement feedback loop is implemented to assure the delivery of CAISO dispatched demand reductions. Finally, we present results from each of the facilities and discuss findings.

Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann; Ghatikar, Girish; Koch, Ed; Hennage, Dan; Hernandez, John; Chiu, Albert; Sezgen, Osman; Goodin, John

2009-11-06

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An Assessment of the Use and Impact of Ancillary Prenatal Care Services to Medicaid Women in Managed Care  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: Managed care plans under Medicaid are becoming a usual source of care for low-income pregnant women. This study describes an ancillary prenatal care service intervention developed by one managed care organization (MCO) for Medicaid-enrolled women, assesses the extent to which the intervention services were used, and appraises the influence of the intervention on prenatal care participation. Method: There were

Greg R. Alexander; Thomas C. Hulsey; Kathleen Foley; Elizabeth Keller; Katherine Cairns

1997-01-01

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DR Resources for Energy and Ancillary Services in the West (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

Demand response (DR) resources present a potentially important source of grid flexibility however, DR in grid models is limited by data availability and modeling complexity. This presentation focuses on the co-optimization of DR resources to provide energy and ancillary services in a production cost model of the Colorado "test system". We assume each DR resource can provide energy services by either shedding load or shifting its use between different times, as well as operating reserves: frequency regulation, contingency reserve, and flexibility (or ramping) reserve. There are significant variations in the availabilities of different types of DR resources, which affect both the operational savings as well as the revenue for each DR resource. The results presented include the system-wide avoided fuel and generator start-up costs as well as the composite revenue for each DR resource by energy and operating reserves.

Hummon, M.; Kiliccote, S.

2014-04-01

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Ancillary testing for diagnosis of brain death: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis  

PubMed Central

Background The essential clinical diagnostic components of brain death must include evidence for an established etiology capable of causing brain death, two independent clinical confirmations of the absence of all brainstem reflexes and an apnea test, and exclude confounders that can mimic brain death. Numerous confounders can render the clinical neurological determination of death (NDD) virtually impossible. As such, clinicians must rely on additional ancillary testing. Methods/design We will conduct a systematic review and a meta-analysis of ancillary testing for the neurological determination of death. The primary objective of this systematic review is to evaluate the accuracy of these ancillary tests compared to the three accepted reference standards: (1) clinical diagnosis, (2) four-vessel angiography and (3) radionuclide imaging. This objective will be investigated using two different populations with different baseline risks of brain death: comatose patients and patients with a neurological determination of death. We will search MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central databases for retrospective and prospective diagnostic test studies and interventional studies. We will report study characteristics and assess methodological quality using QUADAS-2, which is used to assess the quality of diagnostic tests. If pooling is appropriate, we will compute parameter estimates using a bivariate model to produce summary receiver operating curves, summary operating points (pooled sensitivity and specificity), and 95% confidence regions around the summary operating point. Clinical and methodological subgroup and sensitivity analyses will be performed to explore heterogeneity. Discussion The results of this project will provide a critical evidence base for the neurological determination of death. The results will help clinicians to select ancillary tests based on the best available evidence. Our systematic review will also identify the strengths and weaknesses in the current evidence for the use of ancillary tests in diagnosing brain death. It will serve as a foundation for further research and the development of prospective studies on currently used or novel techniques for NDD. Protocol registration PROSPERO Registration Number: CRD42013005907 PMID:24206574

2013-01-01

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Secure provision of reactive power ancillary services in competitive electricity markets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The research work presented in this thesis discusses various complex issues associated with reactive power management and pricing in the context of new operating paradigms in deregulated power systems, proposing appropriate policy solutions. An integrated two-level framework for reactive power management is set forth, which is both suitable for a competitive market and ensures a secure and reliable operation of the associated power system. The framework is generic in nature and can be adopted for any electricity market structure. The proposed hierarchical reactive power market structure comprises two stages: procurement of reactive power resources on a seasonal basis, and real-time reactive power dispatch. The main objective of the proposed framework is to provide appropriate reactive power support from service providers at least cost, while ensuring a secure operation of the power system. The proposed procurement procedure is based on a two-step optimization model. First, the marginal benefits of reactive power supply from each provider, with respect to system security, are obtained by solving a loadability-maximization problem subject to transmission security constraints imposed by voltage and thermal limits. Second, the selected set of generators is determined by solving an optimal power flow (OPF)-based auction. This auction maximizes a societal advantage function comprising generators' offers and their corresponding marginal benefits with respect to system security, and considering all transmission system constraints. The proposed procedure yields the selected set of generators and zonal price components, which would form the basis for seasonal contracts between the system operator and the selected reactive power service providers. The main objective of the proposed reactive power dispatch model is to minimize the total payment burden on the Independent System Operator (ISO), which is associated with reactive power dispatch. The real power generation is decoupled and assumed to be fixed during the reactive power dispatch procedures; however, the effect of reactive power on real power is considered in the model by calculating the required reduction in real power output of a generator due to an increase in its reactive power supply. In this case, real power generation is allowed to be rescheduled, within given limits, from the already dispatched levels obtained from the energy market clearing process. The proposed dispatch model achieves the main objective of an ISO in a competitive electricity market, which is to provide the required reactive power support from generators at least cost while ensuring a secure operation of the power system. The proposed reactive power procurement and dispatch models capture both the technical and economic aspects of power system operation in competitive electricity markets; however, from an optimization point of view, these models represent non-convex mixed integer non-linear programming (MINLP) problems due to the presence of binary variables associated with the different regions of reactive power operation in a synchronous generator. Such MINLP optimization problems are difficult to solve, especially for an actual power system. A novel Generator Reactive Power Classification (GRPC) algorithm is proposed in this thesis to address this issue, with the advantage of iteratively solving the optimization models as a series of non-linear programming (NLP) sub-problems. The proposed reactive power procurement and dispatch models are implemented and tested on the CIGRE 32-bus system, with several case studies that represent different practical operating scenarios. The developed models are also compared with other approaches for reactive power provision, and the results demonstrate the robustness and effectiveness of the proposed model. The results clearly reveal the main features of the proposed models for optimal provision of reactive power ancillary service, in order to suit the requirements of an ISO under today's stressed system conditions in a competitive market environment.

El-Samahy, Ismael

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47 CFR 25.149 - Application requirements for ancillary terrestrial components in Mobile-Satellite Service...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Applications and Licenses...1093 of this chapter for Satellite Communications Services devices....

2014-10-01

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Ancillary investigations in uveitis  

PubMed Central

Ancillary investigations are the backbone of uveitis work-up both for anterior and posterior segment diseases. They help in making the diagnosis, ruling out certain differential diagnosis and monitoring inflammation during the follow-up. This review aims to be an overview describing the role of commonly used investigations for uveitis. PMID:23803477

Gupta, Vishali; Gupta, Amod

2013-01-01

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Proposal for the award of an industrial services contract for operation of the hostels, apartments and ancillary premises  

E-print Network

This document concerns the award of an Industrial Services contract for operation of the hostels, apartments and ancillary premises run by the CERN Housing Service. Following a market survey carried out among 32 firms in ten Member States, a call for tenders (IT-2404/AS/Rev.) was sent on 5 April 2000 to one firm and three consortia in four Member States. By the closing date, CERN had received tenders from the firm and the three consortia. The Finance Committee is invited to agree to the negotiation of a contract with the consortium VIENNA INTERNATIONAL HOTEL MANAGEMENT (AT) - SEREG (CH), the lowest bidder, for an initial period of five years, to enter into force on 1 January 2001, for a total amount of 6 871 850 Swiss francs, not subject to revision until 31 December 2001. The contract will include an option for two one-year extensions beyond the initial five-year period. The consortium has indicated the following distribution by country of the contract value covered by this adjudication proposal: CH-60%, AT-...

2000-01-01

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Are routine ancillary stains required to diagnose Helicobacter infection in gastric biopsy specimens? An institutional quality assurance review.  

PubMed

Gastric biopsies are often done to evaluate for Helicobacter gastritis. Given the oncogenic association with Helicobacter gastritis and the relative ease of therapy, it is important for pathology departments to identify all positive cases. We describe an institutional quality assurance study of an institutional method for the diagnosis of Helicobacter gastritis. We reviewed 356 gastric biopsy specimens from a 4-week period at 1 institution. Approximately half were evaluated by 4 methods, H&E stain, Giemsa stain, Warthin-Starry stain, and Helicobacter immunostain, while the remainder were stained only with H&E and Helicobacter immunostains. There were 30 cases of Helicobacter gastritis diagnosed; about 83% of cases were diagnosed on the initial H&E-stained slides. Our study highlights a quality assurance study and a head-to head comparison of 4 methods not previously reported and supports the use of ancillary stains at the discretion of the sign-out pathologist. PMID:22261451

Hartman, Douglas J; Owens, Scott R

2012-02-01

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Using Dimmable Lighting for Regulation Capacity and Non-Spinning Reserves in the Ancillary Services Market. A Feasibility Study.  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this Feasibility Study was to identify the potential of dimmable lighting for providing regulation capacity and contingency reserves if massively-deployed throughout the State. We found that one half of the total electric lighting load in the California commercial sector is bottled up in larger buildings that are greater an 50,000 square feet. Retrofitting large California buildings with dimmable lighting to enable fast DR lighting would require an investment of about $1.8 billion and a"fleet" of about 56 million dimming ballasts. By upgrading the existing installed base of lighting and controls (primarily in large commercial facilities) a substantial amount of ancillary services could be provided. Though not widely deployed, today's state-of-the art lighting systems, control systems and communication networks could be used for this application. The same lighting control equipment that is appropriate for fast DR is also appropriate for achieving energy efficiency with lighting on a daily basis. Thus fast DR can leverage the capabilities that are provided by a conventional dimming lighting control system. If dimmable lighting were massively deployed throughout large California buildings (because mandated by law, for example) dimmable lighting could realistically supply 380 MW of non-spinning reserve, 47percent of the total non-spinning reserves needed in 2007.

Rubinstein, Francis; Xiaolei, Li; Watson, David S.

2010-12-03

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Peer-to-Peer Consultations: Ancillary Services Peer Exchange with India: Experience from South Africa, Europe & the United States (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

In support of national and subnational decision makers, the 21st Century Power Partnership regularly works with country partners to organize peer-to-peer consultations on critical issues. In March 2014, 21CPP collaborated with the Regulatory Assistance Project - India to host two peer-to-peer exchanges among experts from India, South Africa, Europe, and the United States to discuss the provision of ancillary services, particularly in the context of added variability and uncertainty from renewable energy. This factsheet provides a high level summary of the peer-to-peer consultation.

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2014-05-01

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Legal issues affecting ancillaries and orthopedic practice.  

PubMed

The federal and state governments have imposed significant regulations on health care generally and on ancillary services in particular. This article focuses on how state and federal laws shape the ability of an orthopedic physician to offer ancillary services, whether as an individual, through a group practice, or as part of a joint venture. It focuses on how the Stark law, the Medicare anti-kickback statute, state anti-kickback, fee-splitting provisions, certificate of need laws, and various Medicare billing and supervision requirements impact the provision of ancillary services. It also briefly discusses how physicians should prepare for and respond to government investigations. PMID:18061773

Glaser, David M

2008-01-01

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47 CFR 1.9049 - Special provisions relating to spectrum leasing arrangements involving the ancillary terrestrial...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...ancillary terrestrial component of Mobile Satellite Services. 1...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE...ancillary terrestrial component of Mobile Satellite Services. (a...purpose of this subpart, a Mobile Satellite Service...

2014-10-01

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47 CFR 1.9049 - Special provisions relating to spectrum leasing arrangements involving the ancillary terrestrial...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...ancillary terrestrial component of Mobile Satellite Services. 1...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE...ancillary terrestrial component of Mobile Satellite Services. (a...purpose of this subpart, a Mobile Satellite Service...

2011-10-01

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47 CFR 1.9049 - Special provisions relating to spectrum leasing arrangements involving the ancillary terrestrial...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...ancillary terrestrial component of Mobile Satellite Services. 1...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE...ancillary terrestrial component of Mobile Satellite Services. (a...purpose of this subpart, a Mobile Satellite Service...

2012-10-01

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47 CFR 1.9049 - Special provisions relating to spectrum leasing arrangements involving the ancillary terrestrial...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ancillary terrestrial component of Mobile Satellite Services. 1...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE...ancillary terrestrial component of Mobile Satellite Services. (a...purpose of this subpart, a Mobile Satellite Service...

2013-10-01

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Service quality models: a review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The main objective of this paper is to critically appraise various service quality models and identify issues for future research based on the critical analysis of literature. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper critically examines 19 different service quality models reported in the literature. The critical review of the different service quality models is intended to derive linkage between them,

Nitin Seth; S. G. Deshmukh; Prem Vrat

2005-01-01

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47 CFR 25.149 - Application requirements for ancillary terrestrial components in the mobile-satellite service...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...terrestrial components in the mobile-satellite service networks operating in the 1...terrestrial components in the mobile-satellite service networks operating in the 1...coverage area of the mobile satellite service network of the applicant...

2010-10-01

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47 CFR 25.149 - Application requirements for ancillary terrestrial components in the mobile-satellite service...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...terrestrial components in the mobile-satellite service networks operating in the 1...terrestrial components in the mobile-satellite service networks operating in the 1...coverage area of the mobile satellite service network of the applicant...

2011-10-01

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47 CFR 25.149 - Application requirements for ancillary terrestrial components in the Mobile-Satellite Service...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Applications and Licenses...1093 of this chapter for Satellite Communications Services devices....

2013-10-01

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47 CFR 25.149 - Application requirements for ancillary terrestrial components in the mobile-satellite service...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Applications and Licenses...1093 of this chapter for Satellite Communications Services devices....

2012-10-01

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75 FR 63167 - San Diego Gas and Electric Company v. Sellers of Energy and Ancillary Services Into Markets...  

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...Services Into Markets Operated by the California Independent System Operator Corporation and the California Power...Investigation of Practices of the California Independent System Operator and the California Power Exchange Corporation;...

2010-10-14

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How to perform a feasibility study and market analysis to determine if an ancillary service makes sense.  

PubMed

A feasibility study, as the name implies, is a study of the viability of a business venture. The study is an analysis of the market potential of the new products or services to be offered and investigates the primary issues related to the new business. This article discusses the elements that are essential for a valid feasibility study. PMID:18061763

Brockman, Ken

2008-01-01

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Fluorescence in situ hybridization as an ancillary tool in the diagnosis of ambiguous melanocytic neoplasms: a review of 804 cases.  

PubMed

Previous studies have demonstrated the utility of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) as an ancillary method in the diagnostic workup of histopathologically ambiguous melanocytic neoplasms. A combination of probes targeting 3 loci on chromosome 6 and 1 on 11q has been reported to distinguish unequivocal melanomas and nevi with a sensitivity and specificity of 87% and 96%, respectively. However, information on how FISH should be integrated into routine clinical testing is limited. We report our experience of FISH testing of 804 ambiguous melanocytic lesions performed as part of routine workup at University of California, San Francisco. The main category (47% of all cases) for which FISH testing was requested was Spitz tumors. Other categories included the distinction of possible melanoma from combined nevi (9%), acral or mucosal nevi (9%), Clark/dysplastic nevi (7%), and blue or deep penetrating nevi (6%) and to assess the possibility of nevoid melanoma (4%). Of the ambiguous tumors successfully tested, 88% received a more definitive benign or malignant final diagnosis. Of the 630 cases that tested negative by FISH, the final diagnosis was benign in 489 (78%) cases, ambiguous in 91 cases (14%), and malignant in 50 cases (8%). A positive FISH result was observed in 124 cases, with a final diagnosis of melanoma in 117 (94%). One (1%) FISH-positive case had an equivocal final diagnosis, and 6 (5%) were interpreted, despite the positive FISH result, as melanocytic nevi. We conclude that FISH testing can help reduce the number of equivocal diagnoses in ambiguous melanocytic neoplasms, in particular if FISH testing is positive, and discuss the challenges and limitations of FISH in clinical practice. PMID:24618603

North, Jeffrey P; Garrido, Maria C; Kolaitis, Nicholas A; LeBoit, Philip E; McCalmont, Timothy H; Bastian, Boris C

2014-06-01

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75 FR 54445 - Senior Executive Service; Financial Management Service Performance Review Board (PRB)  

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...Executive Service; Financial Management Service Performance Review Board (PRB) AGENCY: Financial Management Service, Fiscal Service...of members to the Financial Management Service (FMS) Performance Review Board (PRB)....

2010-09-07

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42 CFR 414.40 - Coding and ancillary policies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Public Health 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Coding and ancillary policies. 414.40 Section 414.40 Public...SERVICES Physicians and Other Practitioners § 414.40 Coding and ancillary policies. (a) General rule. CMS...

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UAF FACILITIES SERVICES Employee Performance Review  

E-print Network

UAF FACILITIES SERVICES Employee Performance Review Version: Management Page 1 Revision Date: 11 SERVICES Employee Performance Review Version: Management Page 2 Revision Date: 11/13/12 EMPLOYEE/13/12 EMPLOYEE INFORMATION Name Employee ID Job Title Date Department Facilities Services Supervisor Review

Hartman, Chris

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76 FR 63351 - Senior Executive Service; Financial Management Service Performance Review Board (PRB)  

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...Executive Service; Financial Management Service Performance Review Board (PRB) AGENCY: Financial Management Service, Treasury. ACTION...of members to the Financial Management Service (FMS) Performance Review Board (PRB)....

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77 FR 60177 - Senior Executive Service; Financial Management Service Performance Review Board (PRB)  

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...Executive Service; Financial Management Service Performance Review Board (PRB) AGENCY: Financial Management Service, Treasury. ACTION...of members to the Financial Management Service (FMS) Performance Review Board (PRB)....

2012-10-02

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Demand Response Providing Ancillary Services  

E-print Network

;Average Annual MCPs 7 Spinning Reserve ­ CAISO (South) Regulation - NYISO Examining monthly average MCP No Yes 60 min PJM 0.1 Yes* Yes NA NYISO 1 No Yes NA ISO-NE NA*** NA*** NA NA Min. Size (MW) Aggregation* NA NYISO 1 No 60 min ISO-NE 1 Yes NA *Requires approval. ** Forthcoming, WECC does not currently

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75 FR 39734 - Health Services Research and Development Service Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting  

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...Services Research and Development Service Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting The Department...Services Research and Development Service Merit Review Board will be held August 31-September...are reviewed for scientific and technical merit. Recommendations regarding funding...

2010-07-12

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Service quality models in banking: a review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to appraise various service quality models and identify issues for future research based on the analysis of literature. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper examines 14 different service quality models reported in the literature applicable to the banking sector. The critical review of the different service quality models is intended to compile the various

Jaya Sangeetha; S. Mahalingam

2011-01-01

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(abstract) Towards Ancillary Data Standards  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA's SPICE information system for archiving, distributing, and accessing spacecraft navigation, orientation, and other ancillary data is described. A proposal is made for the further evolution of this concept to an internationally useful standard, to be.

Acton, Charles H.

1997-01-01

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75 FR 56999 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

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...BOARD Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board AGENCY: Defense Nuclear...Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB). DATES: Effective...Personnel Management, one or more performance review boards. The PRB shall...

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78 FR 55244 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board; Membership  

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...BOARD Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board; Membership AGENCY...Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB). DATES: Effective...Personnel Management, one or more performance review boards. The PRB shall...

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78 FR 28243 - Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board; Members  

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...Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board; Members AGENCY...Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board...by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more Performance Review Boards (PRB)...

2013-05-14

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Web Services Supply Chains: A Literature Review  

E-print Network

The aim of this review paper is to bring into light a potential area i.e., web services supply chains for research by analyzing the existing state of art in this. It is observed from the review process that there seems to be much less work done in the area of web service supply chains as compared to e-commerce and product oriented service supply chains. The service quality assurance models, end to end Quality of Service (QoS) models, attempts made to QoS attributes are also found to be from individual perspectives of participating entities in a service process rather than a collective perspective considering individual QoS attributes rather than multiple QoS attributes. In light of these gaps we highlight the comparison between product oriented and pure online/ web service supply chains, a need for quality driven optimization in the web services supply chains, perceived complexities in the existing work and propose a conceptual model.

Krithika, V; Sekaran, Dr K Chandra

2012-01-01

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78 FR 6854 - Health Services Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting  

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...Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting The Department...Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board will meet on February 13-14...are reviewed for scientific and technical merit. Recommendations regarding funding...

2013-01-31

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Improving Service through Effective Practice Reviews.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effective practice reviews (EPRs) are described as used in evaluation studies for the Office of Evaluation and Inspections, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Examples are given of EPRs in addressing new problems, structuring and improving federal programs, and decreasing costs. (SLD)

Mangano, Michael

1991-01-01

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Ancillary testing in brain death.  

PubMed

Despite worldwide acceptance of the concept of brain death, there is marked variability in the use of ancillary testing. In most countries, ancillary tests are used primarily when confounding factors interfere with reliable completion of a clinical assessment, or physiologic instability precludes performance of an apnea test. Alternatively, in some countries, confirmatory ancillary tests are routinely required before brain death can be diagnosed. Ancillary tests assess brain function (e.g., electroencephalography) or blood flow (e.g., cerebral angiography). Evaluation of blood flow is affected less by confounding clinical factors and is now preferred in most jurisdictions. With angiographic techniques, a significant proportion of patients meeting clinical criteria for brain death have some opacification of proximal intracranial arteries. Consequently, the sensitivity of angiography is strongly influenced by the particular criteria that are used to define intracranial circulatory arrest. Lack of enhancement of the great cerebral and internal cerebral veins has the highest sensitivity. Worldwide experience with newer tests, such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance angiography, is growing. Radionuclide imaging has the advantage of not requiring use of potentially nephrotoxic contrast material. Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography can be brought to the bedside to demonstrate lack of brain blood flow. The specificity of imaging techniques in the detection of intracranial circulatory arrest has not been as well studied as their sensitivity. PMID:25839721

Kramer, Andreas H

2015-04-01

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78 FR 75447 - Senior Executive Service; Departmental Performance Review Board  

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...Executive Service; Departmental Performance Review Board AGENCY: Treasury...members of the Departmental Performance Review Board (PRB...recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses and...

2013-12-11

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76 FR 69798 - Senior Executive Service; Departmental Performance Review Board  

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...Executive Service; Departmental Performance Review Board AGENCY: Treasury...members of the Departmental Performance Review Board (PRB...recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses and...

2011-11-09

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75 FR 4453 - Health Services Research and Development Service Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting  

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...Services Research and Development Service Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting The Department...Services Research and Development Service Merit Review Board will be held March 2-4...meet. Each subcommittee meeting of the Merit Review Board will be open to the...

2010-01-27

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78 FR 63310 - Senior Executive Service; Fiscal Service Performance Review Board  

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...members of the Fiscal Service Performance Review Board (PRB) for...Service). The PRB reviews the performance appraisals of career senior executives...recommendations regarding proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses,...

2013-10-23

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75 FR 14214 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership  

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...Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership AGENCY...appointment of members to the Performance Review Board (PRB) of the Occupational...recommendations to the Chairman of the Review Commission regarding performance ratings, performance...

2010-03-24

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78 FR 5516 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership  

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...Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership AGENCY...appointment of members to the Performance Review Board (PRB) of the Occupational...recommendations to the Chairman of the Review Commission regarding performance ratings, performance...

2013-01-25

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Evaluation of the Service Review Model with Performance Scorecards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study combined a management technique termed "Service Review" with performance scorecards to enhance staff and consumer behavior in a human service setting consisting of 11 supervisors and 56 front-line staff working with 9 adult consumers with challenging behaviors. Results of our intervention showed that service review and scorecards…

Szabo, Thomas G.; Williams, W. Larry; Rafacz, Sharlet D.; Newsome, William; Lydon, Christina A.

2012-01-01

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77 FR 66663 - Senior Executive Service; Combined Performance Review Board (PRB)  

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...THE TREASURY Financial Management Service Senior Executive Service; Combined Performance Review Board (PRB...Department, Financial Management Service (FMS). ACTION...members of Combined Performance Review Board...

2012-11-06

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Competitive ancillary service procurement in California  

SciTech Connect

California has undertaken a major restructuring of its electricity utility sector. Most electricity is now sold in open markets operated by the PX and other entities. Bilateral contracting among some market participants is also permitted. A group of independent generating companies bids into these markets together with out of state resources. In addition to these markets, CAISO operates markets for both imbalance energy and AS, a quite unusual feature of the California system. These markets were initially quite chaotic and were rife with market power problems. However, various reforms have now created a system that functions well. During the restructuring process, special provisions were made to protect public purpose programs, including renewable generation.

Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Khavkin, Mark

2000-01-01

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Demand Response and Ancillary Services September 2008  

E-print Network

and industrial demand response resources across North America in both regulated and restructured markets As of 6 or less. Dispatch options include SCADA infrastructure, email, or PowerTalk (new EnerNOC application based Compliance required June ­ September Yes Yes; varies by zone & year Curtailment and permitted generation

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Radiation Safety Guide For Ancillary Personnel  

E-print Network

Radiation Safety Guide For Ancillary Personnel University of Washington Radiation Safety Office 203 Hall Health Center Seattle, WA 98195 (206) 543-0463 #12;INTRODUCTION The Radiation Safety Office has developed this guide to provide basic radiation safety information for ancillary personnel (i.e. custodial

Wilcock, William

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77 FR 62211 - Senior Executive Services (SES) Performance Review Board: Update  

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...Executive Services (SES) Performance Review Board: Update AGENCY: Office...General's Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board. DATES: September 17...reference --USAID OIG SES Performance Review Board). SUPPLEMENTARY...

2012-10-12

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78 FR 73568 - Senior Executive Service-Performance Review Board  

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...OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Senior Executive Service-Performance Review Board AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice...Office of Personnel Management, one or more SES performance review boards....

2013-12-06

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75 FR 68385 - Senior Executive Service-Performance Review Board  

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...OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Senior Executive Service-Performance Review Board AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice...Office of Personnel Management, one or more SES performance review boards....

2010-11-05

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76 FR 69770 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

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...OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice...the Office of Personnel Management, one or more SES performance review boards. The...

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76 FR 80902 - Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board; Members  

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...Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board; Members AGENCY...by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more Performance Review Boards (PRB) to...a final recommendation on performance appraisals assigned to...

2011-12-27

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77 FR 66191 - Senior Executive Service-Performance Review Board  

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...OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Senior Executive Service--Performance Review Board AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice...Office of Personnel Management, one or more SES performance review boards....

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75 FR 62509 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

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...the Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB) for the Department...provides fair and impartial review of SES performance appraisals and makes recommendations regarding performance ratings and performance awards to...

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76 FR 61346 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

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...the Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB) for the Department...provides fair and impartial review of SES performance appraisals and makes recommendations regarding performance ratings and performance awards to...

2011-10-04

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NCAA Operating Principle 2.2 Academic Support Services Review  

E-print Network

factors for this review, and to be considered for all future reviews, are as follows: 1. UNF's commitmentNCAA Operating Principle 2.2 Academic Support Services Review 2007-2008 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA #12;UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA Table of Contents The Process ­ the initial reviews -1- The Process

Asaithambi, Asai

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75 FR 20400 - Submission for Review: Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Registration Web Site  

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...for Review: Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Registration Web...selected 4-year colleges and universities scholarship grants to attract students to the information...Participating students who receive scholarships from this program are required to...

2010-04-19

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75 FR 57086 - Submission for Review: Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Registration Web Site  

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...for Review: Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Registration Web...selected 4-year colleges and universities scholarship grants to attract students to the information...Participating students who receive scholarships from this program are required to...

2010-09-17

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STS ancillary equipment study. User reference book  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A record of what is currently known about STS ancillary equipment is presented in this user-oriented design so that a potential user may evaluate whether he could use the described ancillary equipment or if he would need to design and fabricate a payload-unique item. References that the user can use to obtain additional details and requirements to aid in his evaluation and decision are included.

Plough, J. A.

1977-01-01

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75 FR 52599 - Members of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Boards; Correction  

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...Executive Service Performance Review Boards; Correction...names of those IRS employees who will serve as...Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Boards. DATES: This...Revenue Service's SES Performance Review Boards. Need...

2010-08-26

108

Diffusion of Innovations in Service Organizations: Systematic Review and Recommendations  

PubMed Central

This article summarizes an extensive literature review addressing the question, How can we spread and sustain innovations in health service delivery and organization? It considers both content (defining and measuring the diffusion of innovation in organizations) and process (reviewing the literature in a systematic and reproducible way). This article discusses (1) a parsimonious and evidence-based model for considering the diffusion of innovations in health service organizations, (2) clear knowledge gaps where further research should be focused, and (3) a robust and transferable methodology for systematically reviewing health service policy and management. Both the model and the method should be tested more widely in a range of contexts. PMID:15595944

Greenhalgh, Trisha; Robert, Glenn; Macfarlane, Fraser; Bate, Paul; Kyriakidou, Olivia

2004-01-01

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76 FR 20323 - Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting  

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...Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal Advisory Committee established to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services...

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75 FR 59697 - Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting  

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...Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal Advisory Committee established to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services...

2010-09-28

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77 FR 67634 - Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting  

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...Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal Advisory Committee established to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services...

2012-11-13

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78 FR 23909 - Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting  

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...Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal Advisory Committee established to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services...

2013-04-23

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75 FR 20816 - Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting  

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...Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal Advisory Committee established to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services...

2010-04-21

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76 FR 61091 - Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting  

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...Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal Advisory Committee established to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services...

2011-10-03

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75 FR 68669 - Senior Executive Service; Departmental Performance Review Board  

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...Executive Service; Departmental Performance Review Board AGENCY: Treasury...recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses and other...members. In the case of an appraisal of a career appointee,...

2010-11-08

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14 CFR 21.477 - Data review and service experience.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Procedures § 21.477 Data review and service experience. (a) If the Administrator finds that a product for which an STC was issued under this subpart does not meet the applicable airworthiness requirements, or that an unsafe feature or...

2010-01-01

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Ecosystem services review of water projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Water projects are typically evaluated using benefit cost analysis. Ecosystem services are the direct and indirect benefits that people obtain from ecosystems. Many of these benefits are ignored in benefit cost analysis, because of the absence of markets and the limited information or understanding of how the benefits from ecosystem services are produced. Regional or local government may be interested

Edward J. S. Hearnshaw; Ross Cullen; Kenneth F. D. Hughey

2010-01-01

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Assessing Peer Review in the Quest for Improved Medical Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increased concern about the quality of medical services evidenced by, inter alia, the growing atten tion to quality of Peer Review Organizations. the purchasing and implementation of sophisticated med ical data systems by hospitals, and the growing clamor from private health insurers and employers about the rapidly rising costs of health services has made determining the effectiveness of medical

Nathan Hershey; Lea C. Bontempo

1989-01-01

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High School Community Service: A Review of Research and Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is a status report on efforts to make community service a part of the educational experience of high school students. It reviews the current educational debate, describes policies and practices including specific programs, summarizes research findings on the impact of service, and suggests some critical issues that confront educational…

Conrad, Dan; Hedin, Diane

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School-Based Mental Health Services: A Research Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a synthetic review of research on school-based mental health services. Schools play an increasingly important role in providing mental health services to children, yet most school-based programs being provided have no evidence to support their impact. A computerized search of references published between 1985 and 1999 was used to identify studies of school-based mental health services for

Michelle Rones; Kimberly Hoagwood

2000-01-01

121

Financial Aid as a Service: A Review of Operations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was undertaken at Macomb Community College (MCC), in Michigan, to review the effectiveness of the college's financial aid department. Data were gathered from a search of the literature related to financial aid services and a review of comments and findings from MCC alumni and financial aid surveys. In addition, surveys were conducted of…

Adams, Judith

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Does judicial review influence the quality of Local Authority Services?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper raises some of the key issues that have emerged from our study of the impact of judicial review litigation on the quality of local government services in England and Wales. Judicial Review is the High Court procedure by which those with a sufficient interest can challenge decisions of public authorities on the grounds that authorities have failed to

Kerman Calvo; Lucinda Platt; Maurice Sunkin

2007-01-01

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76 FR 50272 - Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board; Members  

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...Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board; Members AGENCY: National...Administration. ACTION: Notice; SES Performance Review Board...Records Administration (NARA) Performance Review Board. DATES: Effective...

2011-08-12

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75 FR 6729 - Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board; Members  

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...Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board; Members AGENCY: National...Administration. ACTION: Notice; SES Performance Review Board...Records Administration (NARA) Performance Review Board. DATES: Effective...

2010-02-10

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75 FR 74091 - Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board; Members  

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...Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board; Members AGENCY: National...Administration. ACTION: Notice; SES Performance Review Board...Records Administration (NARA) Performance Review Board. DATES: Effective...

2010-11-30

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76 FR 28767 - Desert Southwest Customer Service Region-Rate Order No. WAPA-152  

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...Order Temporarily Extending Network Integration Transmission Service (NITS...for Desert Southwest Region Network Integration Transmission Service and WALC Ancillary...a Temporary Extension of the Network Integration Transmission Service and Ancillary...

2011-05-18

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A Review of Telehealth Service Implementation Frameworks  

PubMed Central

Despite the potential of telehealth services to increase the quality and accessibility of healthcare, the success rate of such services has been disappointing. The purpose of this paper is to find and compare existing frameworks for the implementation of telehealth services that can contribute to the success rate of future endeavors. After a thorough discussion of these frameworks, this paper outlines the development methodologies in terms of theoretical background, methodology and validation. Finally, the common themes and formats are identified for consideration in future implementation. It was confirmed that a holistic implementation approach is needed, which includes technology, organizational structures, change management, economic feasibility, societal impacts, perceptions, user-friendliness, evaluation and evidence, legislation, policy and governance. Furthermore, there is some scope for scientifically rigorous framework development and validation approaches. PMID:24464237

van Dyk, Liezl

2014-01-01

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17 CFR 240.3b-15 - Definition of ancillary portfolio management securities activities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Definition of ancillary portfolio management securities activities. 240.3b-15...Definition of ancillary portfolio management securities activities. (a) The term ancillary portfolio management securities activities means...

2010-04-01

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Review of the Rural Manpower Service, 1972.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to a public complaint filed with the Secretary of Labor alleging discriminatory practice by the Rural Manpower Service (RMS), an investigation of the charges was conducted. The petition was filed on behalf of 16 organizations and 398 specifically named individuals, and it accused the RMS of exploiting migrant farm workers. The…

Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.

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Review the CSC AmeriCorps service  

E-print Network

Corps Coordinator to get your required FBI background check Bring a copy of your driver's license & either valid passport OR birth certificate for citizenship verification to your scheduled FBI scan Print out your FBI of your FBI scan. Now you're ready to start serving! Remember to record your service hours

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78 FR 60816 - Senior Executive Services (SES) Performance Review Board: Update  

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...Executive Services (SES) Performance Review Board: Update AGENCY: U...General's Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board. DATES: September 23...reference--USAID OIG SES Performance Review Board). SUPPLEMENTARY...

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Reactive Power Support Services in Electricity Markets  

E-print Network

support services. These services include the resources available to generators as well as transmissionReactive Power Support Services in Electricity Markets Costing and Pricing of Ancillary Services Reactive Power Support Services in Electricity Markets Costing and Pricing of Ancillary Services Project

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76 FR 78955 - Review of Nonpostal Services  

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...2011) (LePage's v. PRC). Consolidated with Nos. 10- 1033, 10-1279, and 10-1294. \\2\\ Phase II Review of Nonpostal...Inc. and LePage's Products, Inc., Nos. 10-1031, 10-1033, 10-1279, 10-1294 (consolidated), January 29,...

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Initial experiences of a minimally invasive autopsy service. A report of the techniques and observations in the first 11 cases.  

PubMed

Our goal was to set up a clinical service for minimally invasive postmortem examination for the fetal and neonatal age group. The minimally invasive service consisted of imaging, external review, placental examination, and ancillary tests that form part of the formal autopsy process. Eleven patients had imaging and relevant conditions at death successfully determined with the minimally invasive service. We conclude that a minimally invasive autopsy service for fetal and neonatal cases is possible and acceptable to patients and professionals. PMID:25386838

Whitby, Elspeth H; Offiah, Amaka C; Cohen, Marta C

2015-01-01

135

Review of Internet Service Providers and Peering Matthew Renzelmann  

E-print Network

Review of Internet Service Providers and Peering Matthew Renzelmann February 11, 2007 1 Introduction This paper discusses the issues that lead ISPs to con- sider peering or transit arrangements with one an- other. Norton considers the technical reasons for peering as well as the financial

Akella, Aditya

136

Integrated Early Years Services: A Thematic Literature Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the findings of a thematic review of research literature about integrated early years services (IEYS) [1995-2012]. Four themes are discussed: broad support for IEYS; critiques of claims about IEYS; a focus on inter-professional practice; and the challenge of evaluating IEYS. The article concludes with reflections concerning…

Wong, Sandie; Sumsion, Jennifer

2013-01-01

137

Citizen Review Panels for Child Protective Services: A National Profile  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Citizen Review Panels (CRPs) for Child Protective Services are groups of citizen-volunteers throughout the United States who are federally mandated to evaluate local and state child protection systems. This study presents a profile of 332 CRP members in 20 states with regards to their demographic information, length of time on the panel, and …

Jones, Blake L.; Royse, David

2008-01-01

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47 CFR 20.7 - Mobile services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED...SERVICES COMMERCIAL MOBILE SERVICES § 20...and 332 of the Communications Act, 47 U.S... (a) Public mobile services (part...services provided by mobile service licensees...ancillary fixed communications offered by...

2014-10-01

139

47 CFR 20.7 - Mobile services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED...SERVICES COMMERCIAL MOBILE SERVICES § 20...and 332 of the Communications Act, 47 U.S... (a) Public mobile services (part...services provided by mobile service licensees...ancillary fixed communications offered by...

2011-10-01

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47 CFR 20.7 - Mobile services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED...SERVICES COMMERCIAL MOBILE SERVICES § 20...and 332 of the Communications Act, 47 U.S... (a) Public mobile services (part...services provided by mobile service licensees...ancillary fixed communications offered by...

2013-10-01

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47 CFR 20.7 - Mobile services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED...SERVICES COMMERCIAL MOBILE SERVICES § 20...and 332 of the Communications Act, 47 U.S... (a) Public mobile services (part...services provided by mobile service licensees...ancillary fixed communications offered by...

2012-10-01

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47 CFR 20.7 - Mobile services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED...SERVICES COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICES...and 332 of the Communications Act, 47 U.S... (a) Public mobile services (part...services provided by mobile service licensees...ancillary fixed communications offered by...

2010-10-01

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78 FR 67218 - Senior Executive Service; Legal Division Performance Review Board  

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...Executive Service; Legal Division Performance Review Board AGENCY: Department...members of the Legal Division Performance Review Board (PRB...recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses, and...

2013-11-08

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75 FR 62921 - Senior Executive Service; Legal Division Performance Review Board  

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...Executive Service; Legal Division Performance Review Board AGENCY: Department...members of the Legal Division Performance Review Board (PRB...recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses, and...

2010-10-13

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76 FR 60128 - Senior Executive Service; Legal Division Performance Review Board  

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...Executive Service; Legal Division Performance Review Board AGENCY: Department...members of the Legal Division Performance Review Board (PRB...recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses, and...

2011-09-28

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77 FR 63417 - Senior Executive Service; Departmental Performance Review Board Members  

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...Executive Service; Departmental Performance Review Board Members AGENCY...members of the Departmental Performance Review Board (PRB...recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses and...

2012-10-16

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77 FR 63417 - Senior Executive Service; Legal Division Performance Review Board Members  

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...Executive Service; Legal Division Performance Review Board Members AGENCY...members of the Legal Division Performance Review Board (PRB...recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses, and...

2012-10-16

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47 CFR 76.930 - Initiation of review of basic cable service and equipment rates.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Section 76.930 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Cable Rate Regulation § 76.930 Initiation of review of basic cable service and...

2011-10-01

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Transitional Youth Services: Practice Implications from a Systematic Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Independent living programs have emerged as the primary intervention to address the needs of foster youth transitioning out\\u000a of care. Prior reviews of independent living programs have focused on implications for research and policy, but not on direct\\u000a practice. In order to create effective independent living programs, direct service workers must be provided with concrete\\u000a practice guidelines for providing effective

Toni Naccarato; Emily DeLorenzo

2008-01-01

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75 FR 75502 - Appointments To Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive Service  

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...NRC-2010-0331] Appointments To Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive...Commission. ACTION: Appointment to Performance Review Board for Senior Executive...the Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board for the U.S....

2010-12-03

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76 FR 75566 - Appointments to Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive Service  

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...NRC-2011-0249] Appointments to Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive...Commission. ACTION: Appointment to Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive...the Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board for the U.S....

2011-12-02

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Utilization of Ancillary Studies in the Cytologic Diagnosis of Biliary and Pancreatic Lesions  

PubMed Central

The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology has developed a set of guidelines for pancreatobiliary cytology including indications for endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration, terminology and nomenclature of pancreatobiliary disease, ancillary testing, and post-biopsy management. All documents are based on the expertise of the authors, a review of the literature, discussions of the draft document at several national and international meetings, and synthesis of selected online comments of the draft document. This document presents the results of these discussions regarding the use of ancillary testing in the cytologic diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic lesions. Currently, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) appears to be the most clinically relevant ancillary technique for cytology of bile duct strictures. The addition of FISH analysis to routine cytologic evaluation appears to yield the highest sensitivity without loss in specificity. Loss of immunohistochemical staining for the protein product of the SMAD4 gene and positive staining for mesothelin support a diagnosis of ductal adenocarcinoma. Immunohistochemical markers for endocrine and exocrine differentiation are sufficient for a diagnosis of endocrine and acinar tumors. Nuclear staining for beta-catenin supports a diagnosis of solid-pseudopapilary neoplasm. Cyst fluid analysis for amylase and carcinoembryonic antigen aids in the preoperative classification of pancreatic cysts. Many gene mutations (KRAS, GNAS, VHL, RNF43, and CTNNB1) may be of aid in the diagnosis of cystic neoplasms. Other ancillary techniques do not appear to improve diagnostic sensitivity sufficiently to justify their increased costs. PMID:24639398

Layfield, Lester J.; Ehya, Hormoz; Filie, Armando C.; Hruban, Ralph H.; Jhala, Nirag; Joseph, Loren; Vielh, Philippe; Pitman, Martha B.

2015-01-01

153

Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and useful ancillary methods  

PubMed Central

The role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in evaluating pancreatic pathology has been well documented from the beginning of its clinical use. High spatial resolution and the close proximity to the evaluated organs within the mediastinum and abdominal cavity allow detection of small focal lesions and precise tissue acquisition from suspected lesions within the reach of this method. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is considered of additional value to EUS and is performed to obtain tissue diagnosis. Tissue acquisition from suspected lesions for cytological or histological analysis allows, not only the differentiation between malignant and non-malignant lesions, but, in most cases, also the accurate distinction between the various types of malignant lesions. It is well documented that the best results are achieved only if an adequate sample is obtained for further analysis, if the material is processed in an appropriate way, and if adequate ancillary methods are performed. This is a multi-step process and could be quite a challenge in some cases. In this article, we discuss the technical aspects of tissue acquisition by EUS-guided-FNA (EUS-FNA), as well as the role of an on-site cytopathologist, various means of specimen processing, and the selection of the appropriate ancillary method for providing an accurate tissue diagnosis and maximizing the yield of this method. The main goal of this review is to alert endosonographers, not only to the different possibilities of tissue acquisition, namely EUS-FNA, but also to bring to their attention the importance of proper sample processing in the evaluation of various lesions in the gastrointestinal tract and other accessible organs. All aspects of tissue acquisition (needles, suction, use of stylet, complications, etc.) have been well discussed lately. Adequate tissue samples enable comprehensive diagnoses, which answer the main clinical questions, thus enabling targeted therapy. PMID:25339816

Tadic, Mario; Stoos-Veic, Tajana; Kusec, Rajko

2014-01-01

154

Academic-Service Partnerships in Nursing: An Integrative Review  

PubMed Central

This integrative review summarizes currently available evidence on academic-service partnerships in the profession of nursing. More than 300 articles, published primarily in refereed journals, were accessed. Articles (110) were included in this review as they presented detailed and substantive information about any aspect of a nursing academic-service partnership. The majority were anecdotal in nature. Topics clustered around the following categories: pre-requisites for successful partnerships, benefits of partnerships, types of partnerships, and workforce development with its themes of academic-practice progression and educational re-design. Many examples of partnerships between academic and service settings were thoroughly described and best practices suggested, most often, however, without formal evaluation of outcomes. Nursing leaders in both settings have a long tradition of partnering with very little replicable evidence to support their efforts. It is critical that future initiatives evaluate the effectiveness of these partnerships, not only to ensure quality of patient outcomes but also to maximize efforts at building capacity for tomorrow's workforce. PMID:22548160

Beal, Judy A.

2012-01-01

155

77 FR 25105 - Reporting of Ancillary Airline Passenger Revenues  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...information about current industry practices for processing...the proposal to report airline ancillary fee revenue... What is the current industry practice regarding ancillary...reports. Are there airlines that don't already... What is the current industry practice regarding...

2012-04-27

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Ancillary effects of selected acid deposition control policies  

SciTech Connect

NAPAP is examining a number of potential ways to reduce the precursors (sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) to acid deposition. However, the policies to reduce acid deposition will have other physical, biological and economic effects unrelated to acid deposition. For example, control policies that reduce sulfur dioxide emissions may also increase visibility. The effects of an acid deposition policy that are unrelated to acid deposition are referred to as ''ancillary'' effects. This reserch identifies and characterizes the principle physical and economic ancillary effects associated with acid deposition control and mitigation policies. In this study the ancillary benefits associated with four specific acid deposition policy options were investigated. The four policy options investigated are: (1) flue gas desulfurization, (2) coal blending or switching, (3) reductions in automobile emissions of NO/sub x/, and (4) lake liming. Potential ancillary benefits of each option were identified and characterized. Particular attention was paid to the literature on economic valuation of potential ancillary effects.

Moe, R.J.; Lyke, A.J.; Nesse, R.J.

1986-08-01

157

Independent Review of Tank 241-AY-101 Fitness for Service  

SciTech Connect

Video inspections in the annulus of Hanford double-shell waste storage tank 241-AY-101 in 2001 and earlier showed rust over large areas of the primary and secondary tank walls. These observations led to extensive on-destructive inspections and analyses to determine the extent and severity of the corrosion and correction of several operational deficiencies that contributed to the problem. PNNL has performed an independent review of the accumulated evidence from these efforts to determine whether unacceptable conditions were corrected and the current condition of the tank meets or exceeds technical and operational requirements. The findings of this review are the subject of this report. The conclusion is that AY-101 is fit for service without restriction subject to several recommendations for further inspections and analyses.

Stewart, Charles W.; Bush, Spencer H.; Delegard, Calvin H.; Elmore, Monte R.; Johnson, A. Burton; Pardini, Allan F.; Posakony, Gerald J.; Simonen, Fredric A.; Terry, Michael T.; Zapp, Philip E.

2003-02-28

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Ancillary human health benefits of improved air quality resulting from climate change mitigation  

PubMed Central

Background Greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policies can provide ancillary benefits in terms of short-term improvements in air quality and associated health benefits. Several studies have analyzed the ancillary impacts of GHG policies for a variety of locations, pollutants, and policies. In this paper we review the existing evidence on ancillary health benefits relating to air pollution from various GHG strategies and provide a framework for such analysis. Methods We evaluate techniques used in different stages of such research for estimation of: (1) changes in air pollutant concentrations; (2) avoided adverse health endpoints; and (3) economic valuation of health consequences. The limitations and merits of various methods are examined. Finally, we conclude with recommendations for ancillary benefits analysis and related research gaps in the relevant disciplines. Results We found that to date most assessments have focused their analysis more heavily on one aspect of the framework (e.g., economic analysis). While a wide range of methods was applied to various policies and regions, results from multiple studies provide strong evidence that the short-term public health and economic benefits of ancillary benefits related to GHG mitigation strategies are substantial. Further, results of these analyses are likely to be underestimates because there are a number of important unquantified health and economic endpoints. Conclusion Remaining challenges include integrating the understanding of the relative toxicity of particulate matter by components or sources, developing better estimates of public health and environmental impacts on selected sub-populations, and devising new methods for evaluating heretofore unquantified and non-monetized benefits. PMID:18671873

Bell, Michelle L; Davis, Devra L; Cifuentes, Luis A; Krupnick, Alan J; Morgenstern, Richard D; Thurston, George D

2008-01-01

159

47 CFR 90.317 - Fixed ancillary signaling and data transmissions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ancillary signaling and data transmissions. (a) Licensees of...ancillary signaling and data transmissions, subject to the following...licensee's mobile system. (4) Automatic means must be provided to...ancillary signaling and data transmissions only in accordance with...

2013-10-01

160

47 CFR 90.317 - Fixed ancillary signaling and data transmissions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...ancillary signaling and data transmissions. (a) Licensees of...ancillary signaling and data transmissions, subject to the following...licensee's mobile system. (4) Automatic means must be provided to...ancillary signaling and data transmissions only in accordance with...

2010-10-01

161

47 CFR 90.317 - Fixed ancillary signaling and data transmissions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...ancillary signaling and data transmissions. (a) Licensees of...ancillary signaling and data transmissions, subject to the following...licensee's mobile system. (4) Automatic means must be provided to...ancillary signaling and data transmissions only in accordance with...

2011-10-01

162

47 CFR 90.317 - Fixed ancillary signaling and data transmissions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...ancillary signaling and data transmissions. (a) Licensees of...ancillary signaling and data transmissions, subject to the following...licensee's mobile system. (4) Automatic means must be provided to...ancillary signaling and data transmissions only in accordance with...

2012-10-01

163

47 CFR 90.317 - Fixed ancillary signaling and data transmissions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...ancillary signaling and data transmissions. (a) Licensees of...ancillary signaling and data transmissions, subject to the following...licensee's mobile system. (4) Automatic means must be provided to...ancillary signaling and data transmissions only in accordance with...

2014-10-01

164

45 CFR 1355.31 - Elements of the child and family services review system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Elements of the child and family services review...Continued) OFFICE OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH...SERVICES THE ADMINISTRATION ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, FOSTER...ADOPTION ASSISTANCE, AND CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES...

2011-10-01

165

45 CFR 1355.31 - Elements of the child and family services review system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-10-01

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45 CFR 1355.31 - Elements of the child and family services review system.  

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2012-10-01

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45 CFR 1355.31 - Elements of the child and family services review system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-10-01 false Elements of the child and family services review...Continued) OFFICE OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH...SERVICES THE ADMINISTRATION ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, FOSTER...ADOPTION ASSISTANCE, AND CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES...

2014-10-01

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45 CFR 1355.31 - Elements of the child and family services review system.  

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...2010-10-01 false Elements of the child and family services review...Continued) OFFICE OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH...SERVICES THE ADMINISTRATION ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, FOSTER...ADOPTION ASSISTANCE, AND CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES...

2010-10-01

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75 FR 48407 - Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership  

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2010-08-10

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75 FR 57906 - Membership of the Defense Contract Audit Agency Senior Executive Service Performance Review Boards  

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2010-09-23

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77 FR 47489 - Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership  

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2012-08-08

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76 FR 58559 - Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership  

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2011-09-21

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78 FR 36011 - Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership  

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2013-06-14

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76 FR 59664 - Membership of the Defense Contract Audit Agency Senior Executive Service Performance Review Boards  

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2011-09-27

175

Utility of ancillary stains for Helicobacter pylori in near-normal gastric biopsies.  

PubMed

Documentation of Helicobacter pylori infection and eradication is important, prompting some clinicians and pathologists to request ancillary stains on all gastric samples that do not demonstrate H. pylori on initial histologic review. Studies evaluating the utility of ancillary stains in patients with minimal inflammation are lacking. We used Giemsa, Warthin-Starry, acridine orange, and immunohistochemical stains to search for organisms in 56 patients with biochemical evidence of H. pylori infection (positive Campylobacter-like organism test) and gastric mucosal samples interpreted to be H pylori negative by hematoxylin and eosin (H&E). We correlated the findings with severity of inflammation and patients' histories of medication use. Nineteen (34%) patients had histologically normal mucosae, 22 (39%) had chronic inflammation with or without focal activity, and 15 (27%) had chemical gastropathy. Fifty (89%) cases were negative for H. pylori with additional stains, and 6 contained bacteria that were detected with all 4 ancillary stains and on retrospective review of H&E-stained sections that also showed chronic inflammation. Eleven (20%) patients were taking proton pump inhibitors, and 4 (7%) had previously received H. pylori eradication therapy. We conclude that H&E stains demonstrate H. pylori in most infected patients, so preemptive stain requests are largely unnecessary. Failure to identify bacteria by H&E evaluation generally reflects their absence in biopsy material, even among Campylobacter-like organism test--positive patients. However, organisms may be overlooked in patients with mild inflammation and in those receiving proton pump inhibitor or antibiotic therapy, so one should consider ordering ancillary stains to enhance detection of bacteria in these settings. PMID:25582501

Panarelli, Nicole C; Ross, Dara S; Bernheim, Oren E; Landzberg, Zachary B; Schuetz, Audrey N; Jenkins, Stephen G; Landzberg, Brian R; Jessurun, Jose; Yantiss, Rhonda K

2015-03-01

176

Ancillary Care: From Theory to Practice in International Clinical Research  

PubMed Central

How international research might contribute to justice in global health has not been substantively addressed by bioethics. This article describes how the provision of ancillary care can link international clinical research to the reduction of global health disparities. It identifies the ancillary care obligations supported by a theory of global justice, showing that Jennifer Ruger’s health capability paradigm requires the delivery of ancillary care to trial participants for a limited subset of conditions that cause severe morbidity and mortality. Empirical research on the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit’s (SMRU) vivax malaria treatment trial was then undertaken to demonstrate whether and how these obligations might be upheld in a resource-poor setting. Our findings show that fulfilment of the ancillary care obligations is feasible where there is commitment from chief investigators and funders and is strongly facilitated by SMRU’s dual role as a research unit and medical non-governmental organization. PMID:23864908

Pratt, Bridget; Zion, Deborah; Lwin, Khin Maung; Cheah, Phaik Yeong; Nosten, Francois; Loff, Bebe

2013-01-01

177

1 CFR 10.12 - Format, indexes, and ancillaries.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...ancillaries. 10.12 Section 10.12 General Provisions ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE FEDERAL REGISTER SPECIAL EDITIONS OF THE FEDERAL REGISTER PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS Annual Publication § 10.12 Format, indexes, and...

2010-01-01

178

Intergenerational Service-Learning: A Review of Recent Literature and Directions for the Future  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review examines recent studies that have addressed outcomes of intergenerational service-learning courses in gerontology. The history of service-learning pedagogy in higher education and its place in today's colleges is also reviewed. Particular attention is given to evaluations of stakeholders: students, older adult participants, agencies…

Roodin, Paul; Brown, Laura Hess; Shedlock, Dorothy

2013-01-01

179

75 FR 3542 - Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting  

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75 FR 40036 - Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting  

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...Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting The Department...Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board will meet on August 16-18...applications for scientific and technical merit and to make recommendations to the...

2010-07-13

181

The Impact of Child and Family Service Reviews on Knowledge Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article uses knowledge management as a framework to analyze the impact of the child and family review process on child protective service agencies. Results of a qualitative analysis of child and family service reviews and program improvement plans indicated that the process has led to an increase in the use of family team meetings and risk…

Mischen, Pamela A.

2008-01-01

182

Distributed Smart Grid Asset Control Strategies for Providing Ancillary Services  

SciTech Connect

With large-scale plans to integrate renewable generation driven mainly by state-level renewable portfolio requirements, more resources will be needed to compensate for the uncertainty and variability associated with intermittent generation resources. Distributed assets can be used to mitigate the concerns associated with renewable energy resources and to keep costs down. Under such conditions, performing primary frequency control using only supply-side resources becomes not only prohibitively expensive but also technically difficult. It is therefore important to explore how a sufficient proportion of the loads could assume a routine role in primary frequency control to maintain the stability of the system at an acceptable cost. The main objective of this project is to develop a novel hierarchical distributed framework for frequency based load control. The framework involves two decision layers. The top decision layer determines the optimal gain for aggregated loads for each load bus. The gains are computed using decentralized robust control methods, and will be broadcast to the corresponding participating loads every control period. The second layer consists of a large number of heterogeneous devices, which switch probabilistically during contingencies so that aggregated power change matches the desired amount according to the most recently received gains. The simulation results show great potential to enable systematic design of demand-side primary frequency control with stability guarantees on the overall power system. The proposed design systematically accounts for the interactions between the total load response and bulk power system frequency dynamics. It also guarantees frequency stability under a wide range of time varying operating conditions. The local device-level load response rules fully respect the device constraints (such as temperature setpoint, compressor time delays of HVACs, or arrival and departure of the deferrable loads), which are crucial for implementing real load control programs. The promise of autonomous, Grid Friendly™ response by smart appliances in the form of under-frequency load shedding was demonstrated in the GridWise Olympic Peninsula Demonstration in 2006. Each controller monitored the power grid voltage signal and requested that electrical load be shed by its appliance whenever electric power-grid frequency fell below 59.95 Hz. The controllers and their appliances responded reliably to each shallow under-frequency event, which was an average of one event per day and shed their loads for the durations of these events. Another objective of this project was to perform extensive simulation studies to investigate the impact of a population of Grid Friendly™ Appliances (GFAs) on the bulk power system frequency stability. The GFAs considered in this report are represented as demonstration units with water heaters individually modeled.

Kalsi, Karanjit; Zhang, Wei; Lian, Jianming; Marinovici, Laurentiu D.; Moya, Christian; Dagle, Jeffery E.

2013-10-30

183

Ethics in Customer Service: Critical Review and Research Agenda.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies domains of unethical service communication and proposes a research agenda for examining service ethics. Calls for research to explore service ethics among different occupational groups, investigate effects of unethical practices on service providers and customers, and identify characteristics of organizational climates which foster…

Ford, Wendy S. Zabava

1996-01-01

184

Helping Children Access and Use Services: A Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

High rates of dropping out from mental health services are documented for children and their families. These high rates exist at different treatment stages, in different service settings, and for different populations of children and families. Some researchers have developed and tested engagement interventions to address barriers to service access and use and increase participation in services by children and

Marlys M. Staudt

2003-01-01

185

Health status in the ambulance services: a systematic review  

PubMed Central

Background Researchers have become increasingly aware that ambulance personnel may be at risk of developing work-related health problems. This article systematically explores the literature on health problems and work-related and individual health predictors in the ambulance services. Methods We identified the relevant empirical literature by searching several electronic databases including Medline, EMBASE, PsychINFO, CINAHL, and ISI Web of Science. Other relevant sources were identified through reference lists and other relevant studies known by the research group. Results Forty-nine studies are included in this review. Our analysis shows that ambulance workers have a higher standardized mortality rate, higher level of fatal accidents, higher level of accident injuries and a higher standardized early retirement on medical grounds than the general working population and workers in other health occupations. Ambulance workers also seem to have more musculoskeletal problems than the general population. These conclusions are preliminary at present because each is based on a single study. More studies have addressed mental health problems. The prevalence of post-traumatic stress symptom caseness was > 20% in five of seven studies, and similarly high prevalence rates were reported for anxiety and general psychopathology in four of five studies. However, it is unclear whether ambulance personnel suffer from more mental health problems than the general working population. Conclusion Several indicators suggest that workers in the ambulance services experience more health problems than the general working population and workers in other health occupations. Several methodological challenges, such as small sample sizes, non-representative samples, and lack of comparisons with normative data limit the interpretation of many studies. More coordinated research and replication are needed to compare data across studies. We discuss some strategies for future research. PMID:16817949

Sterud, Tom; Ekeberg, Øivind; Hem, Erlend

2006-01-01

186

75 FR 68668 - Senior Executive Service; Departmental Performance Review Board  

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2010-11-08

187

77 FR 24933 - Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...multi-mission application of NOAA's geospatial, tide and water level, and hydrographic products...Arctic regional navigation and geospatial, tide and water level, products, services and...improvements to NOAA's navigation, geospatial, tide and water level products, services...

2012-04-26

188

SERVQUAL revisited: a critical review of service quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

As competition becomes more intense and environmental factors become more hostile, the concern for service quality grows. If service quality is to become the cornerstone of marketing strategy, the marketer must have the means to measure it. The most popular measure of service quality is SERVQUAL, an instrument developed by Parasuraman et al. (1985; 1988). Not only has research on

Patrick Asubonteng; Karl J. McCleary; John E. Swan

1996-01-01

189

75 FR 27375 - Review of Nonpostal Services Language  

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...proposed nonpostal services MCS language filed by the Postal Service...Mail Classification Schedule language filed with its notices of March...Mail Classification Schedule language for four nonpostal services...7, 2008 referred to in the body of this order. 2....

2010-05-14

190

Service quality in higher education – a review and research agenda  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the critical research issues in terms of service quality in higher education. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper critically examines a number of leading studies in satisfaction, service quality, and higher education. Findings – The paper finds five critical research agenda in the field of service quality in higher education sector. Research

Parves Sultan; Ho Yin Wong

2010-01-01

191

Ascent/descent ancillary data production user's guide  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Ascent/Descent Ancillary Data Product, also called the A/D BET because it contains a Best Estimate of the Trajectory (BET), is a collection of trajectory, attitude, and atmospheric related parameters computed for the ascent and descent phases of each Shuttle Mission. These computations are executed shortly after the event in a post-flight environment. A collection of several routines including some stand-alone routines constitute what is called the Ascent/Descent Ancillary Data Production Program. A User's Guide for that program is given. It is intended to provide the reader with all the information necessary to generate an Ascent or a Descent Ancillary Data Product. It includes descriptions of the input data and output data for each routine, and contains explicit instructions on how to run each routine. A description of the final output product is given.

Brans, H. R.; Seacord, A. W., II; Ulmer, J. W.

1986-01-01

192

Utilization of ancillary studies in the cytologic diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic lesions: The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology Guidelines  

PubMed Central

The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology has developed a set of guidelines for pancreatobiliary cytology including indications for endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration, terminology and nomenclature of pancreatobiliary disease, ancillary testing and post-biopsy management. All documents are based on the expertise of the authors, a review of the literature, discussion of the draft document at several national and international meetings and synthesis of selected online comments of the draft document. This document presents the results of these discussions regarding the use of ancillary testing in the cytologic diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic lesions. Currently, fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) appears to be the most clinically relevant ancillary technique for cytology of bile duct strictures. The addition of FISH analysis to routine cytologic evaluation appears to yield the highest sensitivity without loss in specificity. Loss of immunohistochemical staining for the protein product of the SMAD4 gene and positive staining for mesothelin support a diagnosis of ductal adenocarcinoma. Immunohistochemical markers for endocrine and exocrine differentiation are sufficient for a diagnosis of endocrine and acinar tumors. Nuclear staining for beta-catenin supports a diagnosis of solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm. Cyst fluid analysis for amylase and carcinoembryonic antigen aids in the pre-operative classification of pancreatic cysts. A number of gene mutations (KRAS, GNAS, von Hippel-Lindau, RNF43 and CTNNB1) may be of aid in the diagnosis of cystic neoplasms. Other ancillary techniques do not appear to improve diagnostic sensitivity sufficiently to justify their increased costs. PMID:25191518

Layfield, Lester J.; Ehya, Hormoz; Filie, Armando C.; Hruban, Ralph H.; Jhala, Nirag; Joseph, Loren; Vielh, Philippe; Pitman, Martha B.

2014-01-01

193

Shuttle program: OFT ascent/descent ancillary data requirements document  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Requirements are presented for the ascent/descent (A/D) navigation and attitude-dependent ancillary data products to be generated for the space shuttle orbiter in support of the orbital flight test (OFT) flight test requirements, MPAD guidance and navigation performance assessment, and the mission evaluation team. The A/D ancillary data support for OFT mission evaluation activities is confined to providing postflight position, velocity, attitude, and associated navigation and attitude derived parameters for the Orbiter over particular flight phases and time intervals.

Bond, A. C., Jr.; Knoedler, J.

1980-01-01

194

General principles in child liasion consultation service: a literature review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Consultation-liaison psychiatry emerged in the late thirties as a bridge between body and mind splitting of medical care. Setting-up of consultation-liaison services in general hospitals began some years later and is still developing in many countries. Paediatric consultation-liaison services share some general characteristics with those for adults, but others are more specific. Different models of child consultation-liaison services have been

P. Ortiz; Paseo Juan

1997-01-01

195

COO - Universal Program Review Service Area Resource Description  

Microsoft Academic Search

Please list the Services & Activities provided by the Service Area The activities of this service area include the planning, development, design and operation of the City's: -cycling-facilities program (network planning, bicycle lanes, pathways, markings, signage and parking, educational materials); -pedestrian-facilities program (network planning, new sidewalks, curb cuts, safety and encouragement programs); and -transportation-demand management (TDM) program (measures to encourage

R. T. Leclair

196

75 FR 1028 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

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2010-01-08

197

78 FR 57837 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

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2013-09-20

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76 FR 76122 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

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2011-12-06

199

76 FR 30646 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

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2011-05-26

200

75 FR 55831 - Appointment of Members of Senior Executive Services Performance Review Board.  

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...Executive Service Performance Review Board: Dr. Terry Zobeck, Ms. Martha Gagne, Ms. Christine Leonard, and Mr. Patrick Ward. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct any questions to Linda V. Priebe, Deputy General Counsel (202)...

2010-09-14

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76 FR 76697 - Appointments to Performance Review Board for Senior Executive Service  

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2011-12-08

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75 FR 10789 - Appointments to Performance Review Board for Senior Executive Service  

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...are appointed as members of the Committee Performance Review Board responsible for making recommendations...the appointing and awarding authorities on performance appraisal ratings and performance awards for Senior Executive Service...

2010-03-09

203

76 FR 26707 - Appointments to Performance Review Board for Senior Executive Service  

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2011-05-09

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77 FR 75150 - Appointments to Performance Review Board for Senior Executive Service  

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...are appointed as members of the Committee Performance Review Board responsible for making recommendations...the appointing and awarding authorities on performance appraisal ratings and performance awards for Senior Executive Service...

2012-12-19

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78 FR 26664 - Submission for Review: CyberCorps®: Scholarship For Service (SFS) Registration Web Site  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...for Review: CyberCorps[supreg]: Scholarship For Service (SFS) Registration Web...selected 4-year colleges and universities scholarship grants to attract students to the information...Participating students who receive scholarships from this program are required to...

2013-05-07

206

Outcome Measurement in Clinical Genetics Services: A Systematic Review of Validated Measures  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveThis systematic review aimed to inform researchers and policymakers about what validated outcome measures are available to evaluate clinical genetics services (CGS) and the need for new measures.

Katherine Payne; Stuart Nicholls; Marion McAllister; Rhona MacLeod; Dian Donnai; Linda M. Davies

2008-01-01

207

77 FR 71793 - Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership  

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...for Healthcare Research and Quality...Service (SES) Performance Review Board...objectivity in the SES performance appraisals. The function...relating to the performance of senior executives...for Healthcare Research and...

2012-12-04

208

78 FR 68450 - Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership  

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...for Healthcare Research and Quality...Service (SES) Performance Review Board...objectivity in the SES performance appraisals. The function...relating to the performance of senior executives...for Healthcare Research and...

2013-11-14

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76 FR 64948 - Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership  

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...for Healthcare Research and Quality...Service (SES) Performance Review Board...objectivity in the SES performance appraisals. The function...relating to the performance of senior executives...for Healthcare Research and...

2011-10-19

210

Web Services for Analysing and Summarising Online Opinions and Reviews  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Review mining is a part of web mining which focuses on getting main information from user review. State of the art review\\u000a mining systems focus on identifying semantic orientation of reviews and providing sentences or feature scores. There has been\\u000a little focus on understanding the rationale for the ratings that are provided. This paper presents our proposed RnR system\\u000a for

Dwi A. P. Rahayu; Shonali Krishnaswamy; Cyril Labbé; Oshadi Alhakoon

2010-01-01

211

A Review of Quality Dimensions in e-Government Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a synthetic summary of the literature in the area of quality of e-government services, as a basis for the future construction of a relevant model and ontology. We include 18 different approaches concerning quality of service for public sector in general and e-government more specifically. Using as a criterion the focus of each approach on organizational issues

Xenia Papadomichelaki; Babis Magoutas; Christos Halaris; Dimitris Apostolou; Gregoris Mentzas

2006-01-01

212

Engine Tune-up Service. Unit 6: Emission Control Systems. Review Exercise Book. Automotive Mechanics Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book of pretests and review exercises is designed to accompany the Engine Tune-Up Service Student Guide for Unit 6, Emission Control Systems, available separately as CE 031 220. Focus of the exercises and pretests is inspecting, testing, and servicing emission control systems. Pretests and performance checklists are provided for each of the…

Bacon, E. Miles

213

Engine Tune-up Service. Unit 4: Secondary Circuit. Review Exercise Book. Automotive Mechanics Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book of pretests and review exercises is designed to accompany the Engine Tune-Up Service Student Guide for Unit 4, Secondary Circuit, available separately as CE 031 214. Focus of the exercises and pretests is testing and servicing the secondary ignition circuit. Pretests and performance checklists are provided for each of the seven…

Bacon, E. Miles

214

Systematic Review of Service-Learning in Youth Physical Activity Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The extent to which service-learning exists in the field of kinesiology broadly, and more specifically related to the physical activity of youth, remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the service-learning literature in kinesiology, with a specific focus on youth physical activity settings.…

Carson, Russell L.; Raguse, Allison L.

2014-01-01

215

USDA Forest Service RMRS-P-53CD. 2008. 23 Historical Review of Fort Valley  

E-print Network

USDA Forest Service RMRS-P-53CD. 2008. 23 Historical Review of Fort Valley Studies on Stand including conversion of the original (virgin) stands to a condition of improved growth and quality Abstract--One hundred years ago, the U.S. Forest Service launched a research program on the Fort Valley

216

A review of empirical investigations comparing quality initiatives in manufacturing and service organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate, by reviewing the literature, the relationship between quality management and business performance with a comparison between manufacturing and service organizations. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This meta-analytic study critically examines the literature and evaluates the business performance implications of adopting quality management principles in manufacturing and service organizations. Altogether, 14 published research studies

Åsa Rönnbäck; Lars Witell

2008-01-01

217

A Review of Healthcare Service and Education Provision of Autism Spectrum Condition in Mainland China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Little is known about the current situation regarding Autism Spectrum Conditions in mainland China. Electronic databases and bibliographies were searched to identify literature on service provision for ASC in both English and Chinese databases. 14 studies and 6 reports were reviewed. The findings of identified papers on service provision were…

Sun, Xiang; Allison, Carrie; Auyeung, Bonnie; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Brayne, Carol

2013-01-01

218

PESTICIDE-WILDLIFE STUDIES A Review of Fish and Wildlife Service  

E-print Network

PESTICIDE-WILDLIFE STUDIES A Review of Fish and Wildlife Service Investigations During 1961 AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Circular 167 #12;oG~ OF THE INTERIOR, STEhAR"f L. CDALL, SECRETARY Frank P. Briggs, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife Fish

219

Review of service delivery and organisational research focused on prisoners with mental disorders  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports a structured review of the service development and organisational (SDO) research literature focused on prisoners with mental disorders. A large number of databases were searched, using a combined free-text and thesaurus approach. Papers were included if they had been published since 1983, were written in English, and contained research findings. Commentaries or descriptions of local service innovation

Charlie Brooker; Julie Repper; Coral Sirdifield; Dina Gojkovic

2009-01-01

220

Integrated substance abuse and child welfare services for women: A progress review  

Microsoft Academic Search

A review of empirical literature reveals improvements in service utilization and outcomes for women when substance abuse and child welfare services are integrated. The increased use of substances by women involved in the child welfare system has resulted in a call for integrated, coordinated, evidence-based practices. Since the late 1990s, specific system- and service-level strategies have been developed to coordinate

Jeanne C. Marsh; Brenda D. Smith; Maria Bruni

2011-01-01

221

Poetry: An ancillary technique in couples group therapy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of poetry as an ancillary technique in couples groups is examined. In noting the use of the arts in family and group therapy, poetry is suggested as an additional method of facilitating group process and breaking down resistance with couples. While the use of poetry in therapy has been described elsewhere, it has received little attention with couples

Nicholas Mazza; Barbara Unger Prescott

1981-01-01

222

Financial Report of Ontario Universities 1995-96. Ancillary Enterprises.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This supplementary volume has been compiled from submissions prepared by each of the provincially assisted universities and federated and affiliated colleges of Ontario (Canada). The information in this volume provides further details concerning sources of revenue and types of expenses as reported for various ancillary operations. These include…

Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.

223

A Forgotten Sector; The Training of Ancillary Staff in Hospitals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was made, in England and Wales, of training needs of hospital ancillary staff; it concentrated on a group of hospitals in each of six Hospital Regions. In addition, information was collected at the national level and brief visits were made in other regions. Findings showed large differences in staffing between hospitals of similar types,…

Smith, Duncan N.

224

The Ancillary Harvest of Atlantic Menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, Roe  

E-print Network

The Ancillary Harvest of Atlantic Menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, Roe on the North Carolina Coast:joseph.w.smith@noaa.gov ABSTRACT--Gravid Atlantic menhaden, "mammy shad," which are the largest men- Brevoortia tyrannus, is reduced to fish meal, fish oil, extract menhaden roe for personal and and fish solubles; however, minor

225

TES/Aura L2 Ancillary Data (TL2ANCS)  

Atmospheric Science Data Center

TES/Aura L2 Ancillary Data (TL2ANCS) News:  TES News Join TES News List ... Reverb   Reverb Tutorial FTP  Access:   Data Pool OPeNDAP Access: OPeNDAP Parameters:  ... Spacecraft Position Solar Azimuth Angle Order Data:  Reverb:   Order Data Guide Documents:  ...

2015-01-30

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46 CFR 58.25-80 - Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear. 58.25-80 Section 58.25-80...MACHINERY AND RELATED SYSTEMS Steering Gear § 58.25-80 Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear. (a) Automatic pilots and...

2010-10-01

227

The Production and Archiving of Navigation and Ancillary Data for the Galileo Mission  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Galileo Mission to Jupiter is using the SPICE formats developed by the Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility, a node of the Planetary Data System, to archive its navigation and ancillary data.

Miller, J.; Clarke, T.

1994-01-01

228

Total Mercury, Methylmercury, Methylmercury Production Potential, and Ancillary Streambed-Sediment and Pore-  

E-print Network

Total Mercury, Methylmercury, Methylmercury Production Potential, and Ancillary Streambed Oak Creek, Wisconsin (center). (All photographs by the authors.) #12;Total Mercury, Methylmercury.E., 2008, Total mercury, methylmercury, methylmercury production potential, and ancillary streambed

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46 CFR 58.25-80 - Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear. 58.25-80 Section 58.25-80...MACHINERY AND RELATED SYSTEMS Steering Gear § 58.25-80 Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear. (a) Automatic pilots and...

2013-10-01

230

46 CFR 58.25-80 - Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear. 58.25-80 Section 58.25-80...MACHINERY AND RELATED SYSTEMS Steering Gear § 58.25-80 Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear. (a) Automatic pilots and...

2012-10-01

231

46 CFR 58.25-80 - Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear. 58.25-80 Section 58.25-80...MACHINERY AND RELATED SYSTEMS Steering Gear § 58.25-80 Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear. (a) Automatic pilots and...

2011-10-01

232

46 CFR 58.25-80 - Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear. 58.25-80 Section 58.25-80...MACHINERY AND RELATED SYSTEMS Steering Gear § 58.25-80 Automatic pilots and ancillary steering gear. (a) Automatic pilots and...

2014-10-01

233

30 CFR 550.207 - What ancillary activities may I conduct?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...direct you to conduct ancillary activities. Ancillary activities include: (a) Geological...explorations and development G&G activities; (b) Geological and high-resolution...archaeological, biological, physical oceanographic,...

2012-07-01

234

30 CFR 250.207 - What ancillary activities may I conduct?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...direct you to conduct ancillary activities. Ancillary activities include: (a) Geological...explorations and development G&G activities; (b) Geological and high-resolution...archaeological, biological, physical oceanographic,...

2011-07-01

235

30 CFR 550.207 - What ancillary activities may I conduct?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...direct you to conduct ancillary activities. Ancillary activities include: (a) Geological...explorations and development G&G activities; (b) Geological and high-resolution...archaeological, biological, physical oceanographic,...

2013-07-01

236

30 CFR 250.207 - What ancillary activities may I conduct?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...direct you to conduct ancillary activities. Ancillary activities include: (a) Geological...explorations and development G&G activities; (b) Geological and high-resolution...archaeological, biological, physical oceanographic,...

2010-07-01

237

30 CFR 550.207 - What ancillary activities may I conduct?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...direct you to conduct ancillary activities. Ancillary activities include: (a) Geological...explorations and development G&G activities; (b) Geological and high-resolution...archaeological, biological, physical oceanographic,...

2014-07-01

238

76 FR 78257 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, and bonuses...Thrift Investment Board's Performance Review Boards which will oversee the evaluation of the performance appraisals of the Senior Executive...

2011-12-16

239

77 FR 70779 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, and bonuses...Thrift Investment Board's Performance Review Boards which will oversee the evaluation of the performance appraisals of the Senior Executive...

2012-11-27

240

75 FR 76006 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, and bonuses...Thrift Investment Board's Performance Review Boards which will oversee the evaluation of the performance appraisals of the Senior Executive...

2010-12-07

241

78 FR 67147 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, and bonuses...Thrift Investment Board's Performance Review Boards which will oversee the evaluation of the performance appraisals of the Senior Executive...

2013-11-08

242

Integration of Health and Social Services Provision Review of Current Practice List of Initiatives  

E-print Network

-558324 The Rapid Response Team in the City of Aberdeen is a multi-disciplinary crisis intervention team set up Provision ­ Review of Current Practice List of Initiatives Page 2 of 106 687 Joint Training ProgrammeIntegration of Health and Social Services Provision ­ Review of Current Practice List

Mottram, Nigel

243

Improving the Quality of Services in Residential Treatment Facilities: A Strength-Based Consultative Review Process  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This descriptive case study reports on the positive impact of a consultative review methodology used to conduct quality assurance reviews as part of the Residential Treatment Center Evaluation Project. The study details improvement in the quality of services provided to youth in unmonitored residential treatment facilities. Improvements were…

Pavkov, Thomas W.; Lourie, Ira S.; Hug, Richard W.; Negash, Sesen

2010-01-01

244

The Department of Health and Human Service's Foster Care Review System Needs a Major Overhaul.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses areas where federal oversight of state compliance with foster care case-review guidelines needs improvement. Suggests avenues, such as issuing more clear and precise regulation, by which the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) could best ensure that children in foster care receive the prompt case review to which they are…

Ellertson, Christine

1994-01-01

245

Non-audit Services and Bias and Accuracy of Voluntary Earnings Forecasts Reviewed by Incumbent CPAs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the association between the quality of voluntary earnings forecasts, as measured by forecast bias and accuracy reviewed by an incumbent CPAs, and the purchase of non-audit services (NAS) from the incumbent auditor. In the context of this study, we focus primarily on the Taiwanese market. Unlike in the UK and US, management forecasts must be reviewed by

Chen-Lung Chin; Shou-Min Tsao; Hsin-Yi Chi

2007-01-01

246

77 FR 54570 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Technical and Information Services, United States Access Board; Barry S. Socks, Chief Operating Officer, National Capital Planning...and Hazard Investigation Board. Dated: August 29, 2012. Peter S. Winokur, Chairman. [FR Doc. 2012-21726 Filed...

2012-09-05

247

75 FR 47141 - Review of Personal Radio Services Rules  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...in the Meteorological Aids, Meteorological Satellite, or Earth Exploration Satellite Services. MedRadio stations must accept any...in the Meteorological Aids, Meteorological Satellite, or Earth Exploration Satellite...

2010-08-04

248

78 FR 77125 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board; Membership  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Cherry, Director, Office of Management and International Services, Office of International and Tribal Affairs Alexis Strauss-Hacker, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 9 Dated: December 9, 2013. Nanci E. Gelb, Deputy Assistant Administrator,...

2013-12-20

249

75 FR 62591 - Performance Review Board, Senior Executive Service (SES)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...individuals are serving on the Board and the Committee: Performance Review Board Chairperson, Chief of Staff...Associate Administrator for Diversity and Equal Opportunity, NASA...Chair, Executive Resources Board, NASA Headquarters;...

2010-10-12

250

76 FR 60090 - Performance Review Board, Senior Executive Service (SES)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...individuals are serving on the Board and the Committee: Performance Review Board Chairperson, Chief of Staff...Associate Administrator for Diversity and Equal Opportunity, NASA...Chair, Executive Resources Board, NASA Headquarters....

2011-09-28

251

76 FR 29013 - Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board; Members  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...established for the National Capital Planning Commission also makes...Review Board for the National Capital Planning Commission: Deidre...CONTACT: Phyllis A. Vessels, Human Resources Officer, National Capital Planning Commission, 401...

2011-05-19

252

75 FR 71785 - Senior Executive Service: Performance Review Board Members  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...designated to serve on the FY 2010 Performance Review Board for the U.S...Associate Administrator for Management and Administration. 2. Jonathan...Associate Administrator for Performance Management. 3. James E. Rivera,...

2010-11-24

253

76 FR 57980 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...official's comments on the initial summary rating. In addition, the PRB will review and recommend executive performance bonuses and pay increases. The DNFSB is a small, independent Federal agency; therefore, the members of the DNFSB SES...

2011-09-19

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of pharmacist-led fee-for-services medication review  

PubMed Central

Aim The aim was to examine the impact of fee-for-service pharmacist-led medication review on patient outcomes and quantify this according to the type of review undertaken, e.g. adherence support and clinical medication review. Methods Relevant published studies were identified from Medline, Embase and International Pharmaceutical Abstract databases (from inception to February 2011). Study inclusion criteria were fee-for-service medication review, presence of a control group and pre-specified patient outcomes. Outcomes were grouped into primary (changes in biomarkers, hospitalization, and mortality) and secondary outcomes (medication adherence, economic implications and quality of life). Meta-analyses for primary outcomes were conducted using random effects models and secondary outcomes were summarized using descriptive statistics. Results Of the 135 relevant articles located, 21 studies met the inclusion criteria for primary outcomes and 32 for secondary outcomes. Significant results favouring pharmacists' intervention were found for blood pressure (OR 3.50, 95% CI 1.58, 7.75, P = 0.002) and low density lipoprotein (OR 2.35, 95% CI 1.17, 4.72, P = 0.02). Outcomes on hospitalization (OR 0.69, 95% CI 0.39, 1.21, P = 0.19) and mortality (OR 1.50, 95% CI 0.65 to 3.46, P = 0.34) indicated no differences between the groups. On subgroup analysis, clinical medication review (OR 0.46, 95% CI 0.26, 0.83, P = 0.01) but not adherence support review (OR 0.88, 95% CI 0.59, 1.32, P = 0.54) reduced hospitalization. Conclusions The majority of the studies (57.9%) showed improvement in medication adherence. Fee-for-service pharmacist-led medication reviews showed positive benefits on patient outcomes. Interventions that include a clinical review had a significant impact on patient outcomes by attainment of target clinical biomarkers and reduced hospitalization. PMID:23594037

Hatah, Ernieda; Braund, Rhiannon; Tordoff, June; Duffull, Stephen B

2014-01-01

255

Worker as a Service Future of Work Center Review  

E-print Network

that cooks dinner and hosts party in your house Plumbers using Twitter to rapidly scale up and down forbig pickup #12;Tools and Services Tools: Mechanical Turk Twitter and Facebook for marketing Twitter, Basecamp) Etsy (market place for crafts) eBay as store front Amazon web hosting Apple App store Time Bank (barter

256

European air transport public service obligations: a periodic review  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ‘Third Package’ of European Union air transport liberalisation measures came into effect on 1 January 1993 and has substantially reduced the restrictions on interstate flight operations. The package of measures also includes provision for the member states to impose ‘public service obligations’ on low-density routes which were deemed necessary for the purposes of regional development. In this paper, it

Aisling Reynolds-Feighan

1995-01-01

257

A Review and Description of Services for Migrant Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

American migrant and seasonal agricultural workers are a population needing categorical assistance due to low income, difficult working and living conditions, and a mobile lifestyle. The purpose of this study was to identify, describe, and analyze federally funded migrant services. This study, based on interviews with program officials and…

Fitzgerald, Brian K.; Hopper, Patricia A.

258

Unanticipated Consequences: Thinking About Ancillary Benefits and Costs of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mitigation  

SciTech Connect

Recently there has been interest in the “ancillary benefits” of potential policies to address climate change. Ancillary benefits occur whenever a policy to address climate change also results in a reduction in some conventional pollutant. Framing the problem in terms of ancillary benefits is too narrow. In general implementation of any policy can have consequences for unpriced environmental externalities that extend beyond the original target of the policy. These ancillary consequences can be either positive, negative, or mixed. This is the inevitable implication of undertaking policy in a non-linear world. In this essay we explore some of the ancillary benefits and costs of addressing climate change.

Edmonds, James A.

2005-03-31

259

Importance of ancillary supplies for subcutaneous immunoglobulin infusion: management of the local infusion site.  

PubMed

A number of ancillary supplies are used in the process of administering subcutaneous immunoglobulin. The particular type of ancillary supplies used (needles, tubing, and tape) may contribute to the development of issues at the local infusion site. Patient case studies demonstrate that changes in the choice of ancillary supplies can often alleviate these issues. The use of alternative ancillary supplies should be considered prior to the possibility of changing immunoglobulin replacement products in patients experiencing local infusion-site issues in order to improve outcomes and increase compliance. A treatment progression algorithm of ancillary supply adjustments has been developed. PMID:24202117

Duff, Carla; Ochoa, Diana; Riley, Patty; Murphy, Elyse; Zampelli, Annette

2013-01-01

260

Integration of competing ancillary assertions in genome assembly  

SciTech Connect

Assembly of genomic sequences and maps relies on a primary set of experimental data (e.g., the sequences of individual DNA fragments, or hybridization fingerprints of individual clone inserts), but almost always also relies on several streams of related but distinct kinds of data for completeness and accuracy of the final construction. These secondary data sets, which we term ancillary information, usually contain errors (as do the primary data sets, therefore creating the possibility of conflict between data sets), often arise from different experimental protocols and correspond to different scales of measurement, and occasionally include non-quantitative statements about the data. We present an approach for integration of ancillary assertions in the optimization of genome assembly, based on simultaneous balancing among the primary and secondary data sets, and include specific examples in the context of assembling DNA sequencing fragments to reconstruct a parent sequence.

Burks, C.; Parsons, R.J.; Engle, M.L. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

1994-12-31

261

76 FR 28439 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; NCI Cancer Genetics Services Directory Web-Based...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...for OMB Review; Comment Request; NCI Cancer Genetics Services Directory Web-Based...Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the National Institutes...number. Proposed Collection: Title: NCI Cancer Genetics Services Directory...

2011-05-17

262

Willingness to Pay for Ancillary Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Assessing the Willingness to Pay (WTP) of the general public for climate change mitigation programmes enables governments\\u000a to understand how much taxpayers are willing to support the implementation of such programs. This paper contributes to the\\u000a literature on the WTP for climate change mitigation programmes by investigating, in addition to global benefits, the ancillary\\u000a benefits of climate change mitigation. It

Alberto Longo; David Hoyos; Anil Markandya

2012-01-01

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Ancillary investigations to diagnose parkinsonism: a prospective clinical study.  

PubMed

Various ancillary investigations can assist clinicians in the differential diagnosis of patients with parkinsonism. It is unknown which test offers greatest diagnostic value in clinical practice. We included 156 consecutive patients with parkinsonism, but with an initially uncertain diagnosis. At baseline, all patients underwent extensive clinical testing and the following ancillary investigations: brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); (123)I-iodobenzamide single photon-emission computed tomography (IBZM-SPECT); analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); and anal sphincter electromyography (EMG). The final diagnosis was established after 3-year follow-up by two movement disorder specialists, according to international consensus criteria. We determined the diagnostic value by comparing the baseline clinical parameters and ancillary studies with the final diagnosis. Out of a potential 138 parameters, univariate analysis identified 35 parameters that discriminated Parkinson's disease (PD, n = 62) and atypical parkinsonism (AP, n = 94), with AUC of 0.55-0.81. Stepwise logistic regression showed that the combination of tandem gait, axial UPDRS subscore, slow saccadic eye movements and dysphagia yielded an AUC of 0.93, adjusted for optimism. The combination of tandem gait and axial UDPRS subscore yielded an AUC of 0.90. None of the ancillary investigations alone or in combination with clinical testing improved this clinically based diagnostic accuracy, not even in a subgroup of patients with the greatest diagnostic uncertainty at baseline. Our study demonstrates that a comprehensive set of clinical tests provides good accuracy to differentiate PD from AP. Our results also suggest that routine MRI, IBZM-SPECT, CSF analysis and anal sphincter EMG do not improve this diagnostic accuracy. Future work should evaluate the possible diagnostic value of more advanced diagnostic tests. PMID:25381460

Aerts, M B; Esselink, R A J; Abdo, W F; Meijer, F J A; Drost, G; Norgren, N; Janssen, M J R; Borm, G F; Bloem, B R; Verbeek, M M

2015-02-01

264

Using Technology to Deliver Mental Health Services to Children and Youth: A Scoping Review  

PubMed Central

Objective: To conduct a scoping review on the use of technology to deliver mental health services to children and youth in order to identify the breadth of peer-reviewed literature, summarize findings and identify gaps. Method: A literature database search identified 126 original studies meeting criteria for review. Descriptive numerical summary and thematic analyses were conducted. Two reviewers independently extracted data. Results: Studies were characterized by diverse technologies including videoconferencing, telephone and mobile phone applications and Internet-based applications such as email, web sites and CD-ROMs. Conclusion: The use of technologies plays a major role in the delivery of mental health services and supports to children and youth in providing prevention, assessment, diagnosis, counseling and treatment programs. Strategies are growing exponentially on a global basis, thus it is critical to study the impact of these technologies on child and youth mental health service delivery. An in-depth review and synthesis of the quality of findings of studies on effectiveness of the use of technologies in service delivery are also warranted. A full systematic review would provide that opportunity. PMID:24872824

Boydell, Katherine M.; Hodgins, Michael; Pignatiello, Antonio; Teshima, John; Edwards, Helen; Willis, David

2014-01-01

265

Quantum computation mediated by ancillary qudits and spin coherent states  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Models of universal quantum computation in which the required interactions between register (computational) qubits are mediated by some ancillary system are highly relevant to experimental realizations of a quantum computer. We introduce such a universal model that employs a d -dimensional ancillary qudit. The ancilla-register interactions take the form of controlled displacements operators, with a displacement operator defined on the periodic and discrete lattice phase space of a qudit. We show that these interactions can implement controlled phase gates on the register by utilizing geometric phases that are created when closed loops are traversed in this phase space. The extra degrees of freedom of the ancilla can be harnessed to reduce the number of operations required for certain gate sequences. In particular, we see that the computational advantages of the quantum bus (qubus) architecture, which employs a field-mode ancilla, are also applicable to this model. We then explore an alternative ancilla-mediated model which employs a spin ensemble as the ancillary system and again the interactions with the register qubits are via controlled displacement operators, with a displacement operator defined on the Bloch sphere phase space of the spin coherent states of the ensemble. We discuss the computational advantages of this model and its relationship with the qubus architecture.

Proctor, Timothy J.; Dooley, Shane; Kendon, Viv

2015-01-01

266

Review of psychiatric services to mentally disordered offenders around the Pacific Rim.  

PubMed

This article was commissioned to collate and review forensic psychiatric services provided in a number of key Pacific Rim locations in the hope that it will assist in future dialogue about service development. The Board of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists identified experts in forensic psychiatry from Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, and the US. Each contributor provided an account of issues in their jurisdiction, including mental health services to mentally disordered offenders in prison, competence or fitness to stand trial, legal insanity as a defense at trial, diminished responsibility, and special forensic services available, including forensic hospitals and community forensic mental health services. Responses have been collated and are presented topic by topic and country by country within the body of this review. The availability of mental health screening and psychiatric in-reach or forensic liaison services within prisons differed considerably between countries, as did provisioning of community forensic mental health and rehabilitation services. Diversion of mentally disordered offenders to forensic, state, or hybrid hospitals was common. Legal constructs of criminal responsibility (insanity defense) and fitness to stand trial ("disability") are almost universally recognized, although variably used. Disparities between unmet needs and resourcing available were common themes. The legislative differences between contributing countries with respect to the mental health law and criminal law relating to mentally disordered offenders are relatively subtle. The major differences lie in operationalizing and resourcing forensic services. PMID:24249353

Every-Palmer, Susanna; Brink, Johann; Chern, Tor P; Choi, Wing-Kit; Hern-Yee, Jerome Goh; Green, Bob; Heffernan, Ed; Johnson, Sarah B; Kachaeva, Margarita; Shiina, Akihiro; Walker, David; Wu, Kevin; Wang, Xiaoping; Mellsop, Graham

2014-03-01

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76 FR 42168 - Health Services Research and Development Service Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...six subcommittees on Health Services Research (HSR 1--Medical Care and Clinical Management; HSR 2--Determinants of Patient Response to Care; HSR 3--Informatics and Research Methods Development; HSR 4--Mental and Behavioral...

2011-07-18

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77 FR 8330 - Health Services Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...subcommittees on Health Services Research (HSR) (HSR 1--Medical Care and Clinical Management; HSR 2--Determinants of Patient Response to Care; HSR 3-- Informatics and Research Methods Development; HSR 4--Mental and Behavioral...

2012-02-14

269

77 FR 42365 - Health Services Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board, Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...subcommittees on Health Services Research (HSR 1--Medical Care and Clinical Management; HSR 2--Patient and Special Population Determinants...Health and Care; HSR 3--Methods and Modeling for Research, Informatics, and Surveillance; HSR 4--Mental and Behavioral...

2012-07-18

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76 FR 6197 - Health Services Research and Development Service Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...and six subcommittees on Health Services Research (HSR 1-Medical Care and Clinical Management; HSR 2-Determinants of Patient Response to Care; HSR 3-Informatics and Research Methods Development; HSR 4-Mental and Behavioral Health;...

2011-02-03

271

Integrated Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Services for Women: A Progress Review  

PubMed Central

A review of empirical literature reveals improvements in service utilization and outcomes for women when substance abuse and child welfare services are integrated. The increased use of substances by women involved in the child welfare system has resulted in a call for integrated, coordinated, evidence-based practices. Since the late 1990s, specific system- and service-level strategies have been developed to coordinate and integrate the provision of substance abuse and child welfare services such that women are remaining in treatment longer and are more likely to reduce substance use and be reunited with their children. The strategies reviewed provide useful guidelines for developing components of effective, evidence-based programs for substance-involved women in the child welfare system. PMID:21499525

Marsh, Jeanne C.; Smith, Brenda D.

2010-01-01

272

Effects of Lean Six Sigma application in healthcare services: a literature review.  

PubMed

The healthcare organization is the place where defects and mistakes cannot be tolerated. A simple mistake can cost a human life so defects or mistakes must be eliminated in healthcare service processes. A Lean Six Sigma (LSS) approach is the best option in a healthcare environment for dealing with a critical patient. The LSS methodology optimizes the average reduction of a desired process. The expected results can be reductions in several aspects of healthcare such as patient waiting time in emergency departments, lost charges for billing in patient financial services, delinquent medical records, diagnostic result turnaround times, accounts receivable days, patients' length of stay, or medication errors. This paper mainly discusses the effects of the LSS approach in different hospitals around the world according to the literature review. This review also discusses the relationship between LSS as well as their impacts on healthcare services based on literature review. PMID:24413212

Ahmed, Selim; Manaf, Noor H A; Islam, Rafikul

2013-01-01

273

Transition Services for Youth with Autism: A Systematic Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: As the number of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) rises, attention is increasingly focused on employment outcomes for individuals with ASD who are exiting public school settings. This review aimed to identify what works in transition programs to help students with ASD obtain competitive employment after…

Westbrook, John D.; Fong, Carlton J.; Nye, Chad; Williams, Ann; Wendt, Oliver; Cortopassi, Tara

2015-01-01

274

Citizen Review Panels for Child Protective Services: A National Profile  

Microsoft Academic Search

Citizen Review Panels (CRPs) for Child Protective Serv- ices are groups of citizen-volunteers throughout the United States who are federally mandated to evaluate local and state child protection systems. This study pres- ents a profile of 332 CRP members in 20 states with re- gards to their demographic information, length of time on the panel, and attitudes regarding the variables

Blake L. Jones; David Royse

275

Do Online Mental Health Services Improve Help-Seeking for Young People? A Systematic Review  

PubMed Central

Background Young people regularly use online services to seek help and look for information about mental health problems. Yet little is known about the effects that online services have on mental health and whether these services facilitate help-seeking in young people. Objective This systematic review investigates the effectiveness of online services in facilitating mental health help-seeking in young people. Methods Using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, literature searches were conducted in PubMed, PsycINFO, and the Cochrane library. Out of 608 publications identified, 18 studies fulfilled the inclusion criteria of investigating online mental health services and help-seeking in young people aged 14-25 years. Results Two qualitative, 12 cross-sectional, one quasi-experimental, and three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were reviewed. There was no change in help-seeking behavior found in the RCTs, while the quasi-experimental study found a slight but significant increase in help-seeking. The cross-sectional studies reported that online services facilitated seeking help from a professional source for an average of 35% of users. The majority of the studies included small sample sizes and a high proportion of young women. Help-seeking was often a secondary outcome, with only 22% (4/18) of studies using adequate measures of help-seeking. The majority of studies identified in this review were of low quality and likely to be biased. Across all studies, young people regularly used and were generally satisfied with online mental health resources. Facilitators and barriers to help-seeking were also identified. Conclusions Few studies examine the effects of online services on mental health help-seeking. Further research is needed to determine whether online mental health services effectively facilitate help-seeking for young people. PMID:24594922

Mangan, Cheryl; Sanci, Lena

2014-01-01

276

Medicus Deus: a review of factors affecting hospital library services to patients between 1790–1950  

PubMed Central

Question: What are some of the historical societal, medical, and public health trends leading to today's provision of hospital library services to patients? Data Sources: Literature from the archives of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association and other library sources, medical journals, primary historical documents, and texts from the history of medicine form the core of this review. Study Selection: The period of review extends from about 1790 through 1950 and focuses solely on trends in the United States. Of primary concern are explicitly documented examples that appear to illustrate the patient-physician relationship and those between librarians and their patient-patrons during the earliest years of the profession's development. Data Extraction: An historical timeline was created to allow the identification of major trends that may have affected library services. Multiple literature searches were conducted using library, medical, and health anthropology resources. When possible, primary sources were preferred over reviews. Main Results: Juxtapositioning historical events allows the reader to obtain an overview of the roots of consumer health services in medical libraries and to consider their potential legacy in today's health care libraries. Conclusion: This review article highlights early developments in hospital library service to patients. Further research is needed to verify a preliminary conclusion that in some medical library settings, services to the general public are shaped by the broader health care environment as it has evolved. PMID:16888658

Perryman, Carol

2006-01-01

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48 CFR 2937.103-70 - Department of Labor checklist to aid analysis and review of requirements for service contracts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Labor checklist to aid analysis and review of requirements...is a checklist to aid analysis and review of requirements...to provide advice, analysis and evaluation, opinions...support services (such as system engineering or technical...

2010-10-01

278

Delivering healthcare services to children with cerebral palsy and their families: a narrative review.  

PubMed

Children with cerebral palsy have complex healthcare needs and often require complex multidisciplinary care. It is important for clinicians to understand which approaches to healthcare service delivery for this population are supported in the literature and how these should be applied in clinical practice. This narrative review aims to identify and review the evidence for current approaches to healthcare service delivery for children with cerebral palsy. Databases were searched using key terms to identify relevant research articles and grey literature from December 2011 to September 2013. Search results were screened and sorted according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Thirty-two documents were included for evaluation and their content was analysed thematically. Three current approaches to healthcare service delivery for children with cerebral palsy identified in this narrative review were family-centred care, the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, and collaborative community-based primary care. However, healthcare services for children with cerebral palsy and their families are inconsistently delivered according to these approaches and the identified guidelines or standards of care for children with cerebral palsy have limited incorporation of these approaches. Future research is required to investigate how these approaches to healthcare service delivery can be integrated into clinical practices to enable clinicians to improve services for this population. PMID:25175322

Hayles, Emily; Jones, Anne; Harvey, Desley; Plummer, David; Ruston, Sally

2015-05-01

279

Master of Public Service and Administration Program Review and Evaluation  

E-print Network

and satisfactory resources and facilities. Additionally, 87 percent of the respondents agreed that, overall, the MPSA program prepared them well for a career in public service and administration. Figure 4 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100..., Director of the MPSA Program May 21, 2010 Prepared by the Students of PSAA 676-606 Spring 2010 MPSA Capstone Sue McElheny Stephanie McMillen Tyler Payne Paige Perez Austin Vela David Ward Alec Weissgerber Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric...

McElheny, Sue; McMillen, Stephanie; Payne, Tyler; Perez, Paige; Vela, Austin; Ward, David; Weissgerber, Alec

2010-01-01

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Satisfaction measurement instruments for healthcare service users: a systematic review.  

PubMed

Patient satisfaction surveys can be an interesting way to improve quality and discuss the concept of patient-centered care. This study aimed to conduct a systematic review of the validated patient satisfaction measurement instruments applied in healthcare. The systematic review searched the MEDLINE/PubMed, LILACS, SciELO, Scopus and Web of Knowledge. The search strategy used the terms: "Patient Satisfaction" AND "Patient centered care" AND "Healthcare survey OR Satisfaction questionnaire" AND "Psychometric properties". 37 studies were included and almost all studies showed that satisfaction is a multidimensional construct. In these studies, 34 different instruments were used and most surveys contained the dimension patient-healthcare professional interactions, physical environment and management process. The COSMIN score for methodological quality showed that most of them scored a good or fair average. We can conclude that there is not a gold standard instrument for patient satisfaction assessment but some dimensions are essential for this construct. PMID:25715288

de Almeida, Renato Santos; Bourliataux-Lajoinie, Stephane; Martins, Mônica

2015-01-01

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42 CFR 416.164 - Scope of ASC services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...housekeeping items and services; (13) Materials, including supplies and equipment for the administration and monitoring of anesthesia; and (14) Supervision of the services of an anesthetist by the operating surgeon. (b) Covered ancillary...

2014-10-01

282

42 CFR 416.164 - Scope of ASC services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...housekeeping items and services; (13) Materials, including supplies and equipment for the administration and monitoring of anesthesia; and (14) Supervision of the services of an anesthetist by the operating surgeon. (b) Covered ancillary...

2012-10-01

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42 CFR 416.164 - Scope of ASC services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...housekeeping items and services; (13) Materials, including supplies and equipment for the administration and monitoring of anesthesia; and (14) Supervision of the services of an anesthetist by the operating surgeon. (b) Covered ancillary...

2011-10-01

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42 CFR 416.164 - Scope of ASC services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...housekeeping items and services; (13) Materials, including supplies and equipment for the administration and monitoring of anesthesia; and (14) Supervision of the services of an anesthetist by the operating surgeon. (b) Covered ancillary...

2013-10-01

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Medical services for outdoor rock music festivals.  

PubMed Central

This paper describes the medical services provided at an outdoor rock music festival near Toronto and reviews similar services at other outdoor concerts as reported in the literature. Between 0.5% and 1.5% of concertgoers were reported to have used medical services, proportions that may be useful in planning for future festivals. Most of the medical problems encountered were minor, although life-threatening problems occasionally occurred. Alcohol and drug abuse were common but led to major medical problems in only small proportions of patients. Guidelines for planning are suggested that include recommendations about facilities, supplies and equipment, transportation and communications, staffing and procedures. The need for liaison with the concert promoters, the police, ambulance officials and local hospital personnel is noted, and the use of the nonmedical ancillary staff is encouraged. PMID:7074491

Chapman, K. R.; Carmichael, F. J.; Goode, J. E.

1982-01-01

286

E-recruitment service providers review : International and Malaysian  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Aims to review e-recruiters' web site platform features and tools that are designed to facilitate job seekers' job applications. Also intends to elucidate the financial performance of two international and two Malaysian e-recruiters. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Discusses and compares three international (Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com, and HotJobs.com) and three Malaysian (JobStreet.com, JobLinkAsia.com, and JobDB.com) e-recruiters' backgrounds and initiatives. Presents the e-recruiters'

David Yoon Kin Tong; C. N Sivanand

2005-01-01

287

AN OPTIMIZED DESIGN FOR THE NSLS 53 MHZ RF CAVITIES AND THE ANCILLARY COMPONENTS.  

SciTech Connect

RF cavities are among the most complex components of a particle accelerator. They perform optimally when all electrical, mechanical and vacuum requirements are fully integrated. This paper focuses on the mechanical design features of the new 53MHz room-temperature RF cavities (including their ancillary components) for the X-ray Ring at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS). Differences between the new and previous designs of the RF cavities, input couplers, Higher-Order-Mode (HOM) dampers, and cooling and vacuum systems are reviewed. Thus far, two out of four units have already been constructed, tested, and installed into the X-Ray ring, and two additional RF cavities are planned. The features incorporated into the new all-copper RF cavities have already demonstrated superior performance over the original copper-plated steel design. The operating performance results along with some of manufacturing challenges are presented.

MORTAZAVI,P.

2002-09-05

288

Engaging fathers in child protection services: A review of factors and strategies across ecological systems  

PubMed Central

Current policy regarding child protection services places increasing demands for providers to engage fathers whose children are involved in the child protection process. This requisite brings to the fore the ongoing challenges that fathers have historically faced in working within these systems. Despite this need, there is little empirical evidence regarding the factors and strategies that impact the engagement of fathers in interventions relevant to child protection services. This comprehensive and systemic review synthesizes the available literature regarding factors and strategies that may foster paternal involvement in the child protection system and their services. We organize the literature concerning paternal engagement in child and family services around an ecological model that examines paternal engagement from individual, family, service provider, program, community, and policy levels. We consider factors and strategies along a continuum of engagement through intent to enroll, enrollment, and retention. This review advances theory by elucidating key factors that foster father engagement. The review also highlights the gaps in the literature and provides strategies for how researchers can address these areas. Future directions in the arenas of practice and policy are discussed. PMID:25232202

Gordon, Derrick M.; Oliveros, Arazais; Hawes, Samuel W.; Iwamoto, Derek K.; Rayford, Brett S.

2014-01-01

289

Engaging fathers in child protection services: A review of factors and strategies across ecological systems.  

PubMed

Current policy regarding child protection services places increasing demands for providers to engage fathers whose children are involved in the child protection process. This requisite brings to the fore the ongoing challenges that fathers have historically faced in working within these systems. Despite this need, there is little empirical evidence regarding the factors and strategies that impact the engagement of fathers in interventions relevant to child protection services. This comprehensive and systemic review synthesizes the available literature regarding factors and strategies that may foster paternal involvement in the child protection system and their services. We organize the literature concerning paternal engagement in child and family services around an ecological model that examines paternal engagement from individual, family, service provider, program, community, and policy levels. We consider factors and strategies along a continuum of engagement through intent to enroll, enrollment, and retention. This review advances theory by elucidating key factors that foster father engagement. The review also highlights the gaps in the literature and provides strategies for how researchers can address these areas. Future directions in the arenas of practice and policy are discussed. PMID:25232202

Gordon, Derrick M; Oliveros, Arazais; Hawes, Samuel W; Iwamoto, Derek K; Rayford, Brett S

2012-08-01

290

Program and Service Review. Pima County Community College District Institutional Effectiveness Series: 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Program and Service Review (PSR) at Pima Community College in Arizona is a mechanism to provide continuous comprehensive evaluation and improvement of instructional programs and those support functions that directly serve students. The PSR's original statement of philosophy stresses the use of qualitative and quantitative measures to identify how…

Pima County Community Coll. District, AZ.

291

Enhancing the Resilience of Young Single Mothers of Color: A Review of Programs and Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Within the last decade, births to unmarried women in the United States have risen dramatically, presenting challenges for young women to complete high school and attend college. This article presents a review of programs and services designed to support single mothers in completing high school and accessing postsecondary education. We highlight…

Romo, Laura F.; Segura, Denise A.

2010-01-01

292

Evidence for Substance Abuse Services and Policy Research: A Systematic Review of National Databases  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We reviewed 39 national government- and nongovernment-sponsored data sets related to substance addiction policy. These data sets describe patients with substance use disorders (SUDs), treatment providers and the services they offer, and/or expenditures on treatment. Findings indicate the availability of reliable data on the prevalence of SUD and…

Coffey, Rosanna M.; Levit, Katharine R.; Kassed, Cheryl A.; McLellan, A. Thomas; Chalk, Mady; Brady, Thomas M.; Vandivort-Warren, Rita

2009-01-01

293

75 FR 43423 - 1998 Biennial Regulatory Review-Private Land Mobile Radio Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Biennial Regulatory Review--Private Land Mobile Radio Services AGENCY: Federal Communications...interconnecting with the public switched telephone network (PSTN); (2) require MURS radios to...should address issues such as connecting to networks other than the PSTN. No commenting...

2010-07-26

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Correlates of Attendance in Psychiatric Services: A Critical Review Kelsey A. Bonfils1  

E-print Network

Attendance and dropout are concerning problems in the mental health field. With dropout rates averaging around 50%, mental health agencies lose money and resources invested in missed appointments and under and reviewed in the context of community services for those with psychotic disorders. The authors conducted

Zhou, Yaoqi

295

Involving users in the delivery and evaluation of mental health services: systematic review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives To identify evidence from comparative studies on the effects of involving users in the delivery and evaluation of mental health services. Data sources English language articles published between January 1966 and October 2001 found by searching electronic databases. Study selection Systematic review of randomised controlled trials and other comparative studies of involving users in the delivery or evaluation of

Emma L Simpson; Allan O House

2002-01-01

296

Test Review: Roberts, G. E., & Gruber, C. (2005). "Roberts-2." Los Angeles: Western Psychological Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides a review of Roberts-2, an individually administered narrative measure published by Western Psychological Services. Roberts-2 is a substantial revision of the earlier version of this measure, the Roberts Apperception Test for Children (RATC; McArthur & Roberts, 1982). Roberts-2 is composed of 16 stimulus cards that direct…

Flanagan, Rosemary

2008-01-01

297

Financial Aid as a Service. A Review of Operations. Summary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review presents a summary of five reports resulting from several studies of Financial Aid Office (FAO) operations at Macomb Community College (MCC) in Michigan designed to determine how services were rendered or perceived. The first report presents findings from the literature search evaluation. An extensive search revealed few published…

Adams, Judith

298

Perceived service quality and medical outcome: An interdisciplinary review and suggestions for future research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the paper is to offer an interdisciplinary perspective of the constructs patient satisfaction, service quality and medical outcome. The method employed initially focuses on the roots of satisfaction research in consumer behaviour, its applications in business and medicine and the potential shortcomings of satisfaction measures. A review of the literature on outcome measures emphasizes the problems that

David E. Murfin; Bodo B. Schlegelmilch; Adamantios Diamantopoulos

1995-01-01

299

A review of space robotics technologies for on-orbit servicing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Space robotics is considered one of the most promising approaches for on-orbit servicing (OOS) missions such as docking, berthing, refueling, repairing, upgrading, transporting, rescuing, and orbital debris removal. Many enabling techniques have been developed in the past two decades and several technology demonstration missions have been completed. A number of manned on-orbit servicing missions were successfully accomplished but unmanned, fully autonomous, servicing missions have not been done yet. Furthermore, all previous unmanned technology demonstration missions were designed to service cooperative targets only. Robotic servicing of a non-cooperative satellite is still an open research area facing many technical challenges. One of the greatest challenges is to ensure the servicing spacecraft safely and reliably docks with the target spacecraft or capture the target to stabilize it for subsequent servicing. This is especially important if the target has an unknown motion and kinematics/dynamics properties. Obviously, further research and development of the enabling technologies are needed. To motivate and facilitate such research and development, this paper provides a literature review of the recently developed technologies related to the kinematics, dynamics, control and verification of space robotic systems for manned and unmanned on-orbit servicing missions.

Flores-Abad, Angel; Ma, Ou; Pham, Khanh; Ulrich, Steve

2014-07-01

300

Demand-side issues of the service economy Paru dans : Review of Political Economy, Vol. 16, No. 4, Oct. 2004.  

E-print Network

Demand-side issues of the service economy Paru dans : Review of Political Economy, Vol. 16, No. 4 the relevance of the demand-side approach to the development of a service economy. Its starts by addressing some in "Review of Political Economy 16, 4 (2004) 473-483" #12;2 1. Introduction Since the 1980s, most

Boyer, Edmond

301

The APOGEE Low-Mass Star Ancillary Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As a high-resolution, near-infrared, fiber-fed instrument, APOGEE presents a unique opportunity to obtain multi-epoch radial velocity measurements of a large number of low-mass stars. These observations will reveal unseen companions, improving our understanding of stellar multiplicity at the bottom of the Main Sequence, and may even identify candidate sub-stellar companions. These same data contains an unprecedented wealth of information about the kinematics, rotation, and metallicities of these stars. I will describe the status of our Ancillary Science program, and ongoing efforts to get the best possible radial velocity precision from the APOGEE data.

Blake, Cullen; Mahadevan, Suvrath; Deshpande, Rohit; Bender, Chad F.; Terrien, Ryan; Crepp, Justin R.; Carlberg, Joleen K.; Nidever, David L.; Stassun, Keivan; Hawley, Suzanne L.; Hearty, Fred; Allende-Prieto, Carlos

2015-01-01

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19. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST TOWARDS THE ANCILLARY BUILDINGS. FROM LEFT ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

19. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST TOWARDS THE ANCILLARY BUILDINGS. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT BACKGROUND, RETORT BUILDING, STORAGE, SMELTER BUILDING, GARAGE. THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE VANNER ROOM IS IN THE FOREGROUND AND LEFT. A 2000 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN IS IN THE FOREGROUND CENTER. THEIR USE OF THE SHED TO THE REAR OF THE AUTOMOBILE IS UNCERTAIN, ALTHOUGH IT IS CONNECTED TO THE MILL AT THE BASE OF THE WEST SIDE OF THE AMALGAMATING PANS ROOM. - Standard Gold Mill, East of Bodie Creek, Northeast of Bodie, Bodie, Mono County, CA

303

ADHD and transitions to adult mental health services: a scoping review.  

PubMed

There is increased awareness that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues into adulthood. Thus, health services are faced with a new challenge in providing a 'smooth' transition to adult services appropriate for young people with ADHD. This scoping review sought to identify the literature addressing transition for young people with ADHD to adult mental health services (AMHS). A scoping review, in which the search terms 'ADHD' and 'Transition' or 'Transfer' were entered into eight healthcare publication databases facilitated by NHS Evidence to identify both published and unpublished papers between 2000 and June 2013. Additional informal searches were also undertaken. Twenty-three papers were selected for this review. This review confirms the lack of research explicitly tracking transition from Paediatrics/Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to AMHS for young people with ADHD. Only four papers directly studying transition for ADHD patients were identified. Three further studies surveyed clinician perspectives. Taken together, the studies address a number of issues in relation to transition, including the developmental course of ADHD symptoms, appropriate adult care, knowledge and communication, unmet need, comorbidities, environmental demands and medication cessation/dosage during the transition period. While literature surrounding transition exists, the scope of the evidence showing successful and unsuccessful transition activity from Paediatric and CAMHS to AMHS for young people with ADHD is limited. Future quality research in the form of audits, longitudinal tracking studies and service evaluations are required if we are truly to understand and identify what is needed and currently available for successful transition to an appropriate adult service for ADHD patients. PMID:24164052

Swift, K D; Sayal, K; Hollis, C

2014-11-01

304

Improving Public Child Welfare Agency Performance in the Context of the Federal Child and Family Services Reviews  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Child and Family Service Reviews (CFSR) conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services are a critical step towards improving the nation's child welfare services. However, although the federal emphasis on outcomes has helped to accelerate state interest in performance measurement, both the federal effort to measure performance and…

Orlebeke, Britany; Wulczyn, Fred; Mitchell-Herzfeld, Susan

2005-01-01

305

National Ignition Facility sub-system design requirements ancillary systems SSDR 1.5.6  

SciTech Connect

This System Design Requirement document establishes the performance, design, development, and test requirements for the Ancillary Systems, which is part of the NIF Integrated Computer Control System (ICCS).

Spann, J.; Reed, R.; VanArsdall, P.; Bliss, E.

1996-09-01

306

A Review of the Literature on the Underutilization of Mental Health Services by Mexican Americans: Implications for Future Research and Service Delivery.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviewing the research findings and issues which have been generated around the topic of Mexican American underutilization of mental health services, this paper discusses five major concepts: (1) the epidemiological paradox of Mexican American underutilization of services; (2) explanation offered for the paradox; (3) elaboration on the explanation…

Ramirez, David G.

307

Effectiveness of service linkages in primary mental health care: a narrative review part 1  

PubMed Central

Background With the move to community care and increased involvement of generalist health care providers in mental health, the need for health service partnerships has been emphasised in mental health policy. Within existing health system structures the active strategies that facilitate effective partnership linkages are not clear. The objective of this study was to examine the evidence from peer reviewed literature regarding the effectiveness of service linkages in primary mental health care. Methods A narrative and thematic review of English language papers published between 1998 and 2009. Studies of analytic, descriptive and qualitative designs from Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, USA and Canada were included. Data were extracted to examine what service linkages have been used in studies of collaboration in primary mental health care. Findings from the randomised trials were tabulated to show the proportion that demonstrated clinical, service delivery and economic benefits. Results A review of 119 studies found ten linkage types. Most studies used a combination of linkage types and so the 42 RCTs were grouped into four broad linkage categories for meaningful descriptive analysis of outcomes. Studies that used multiple linkage strategies from the suite of "direct collaborative activities" plus "agreed guidelines" plus "communication systems" showed positive clinical (81%), service (78%) and economic (75%) outcomes. Most evidence of effectiveness came from studies of depression. Long term benefits were attributed to medication concordance and the use of case managers with a professional background who received expert supervision. There were fewer randomised trials related to collaborative care of people with psychosis and there were almost none related to collaboration with the wider human service sectors. Because of the variability of study types we did not exclude on quality or attempt to weight findings according to power or effect size. Conclusion There is strong evidence to support collaborative primary mental health care for people with depression when linkages involve "direct collaborative activity", plus "agreed guidelines" and "communication systems". PMID:21481236

2011-01-01

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Histopathological Diagnostic Discrepancies in Soft Tissue Tumours Referred to a Specialist Centre: Reassessment in the Era of Ancillary Molecular Diagnosis  

PubMed Central

Introduction. Soft tissue tumour pathology is a highly specialised area of surgical pathology, but soft tissue neoplasms can occur at virtually all sites and are therefore encountered by a wide population of surgical pathologists. Potential sarcomas require referral to specialist centres for review by pathologists who see a large number of soft tissue lesions and where appropriate ancillary investigations can be performed. We have previously assessed the types of diagnostic discrepancies between referring and final diagnosis for soft tissue lesions referred to our tertiary centre. We now reaudit this 6 years later, assessing changes in discrepancy patterns, particularly in relation to the now widespread use of ancillary molecular diagnostic techniques which were not prevalent in our original study. Materials and Methods. We compared the sarcoma unit's histopathology reports with referring reports on 348 specimens from 286 patients with suspected or proven soft tissue tumours in a one-year period. Results. Diagnostic agreement was seen in 250 cases (71.8%), with 57 (16.4%) major and 41 (11.8%) minor discrepancies. There were 23 cases of benign/malignant discrepancies (23.5% of all discrepancies). 50 ancillary molecular tests were performed, 33 for aiding diagnosis and 17 mutational analyses for gastrointestinal stromal tumour to guide therapy. Findings from ancillary techniques contributed to 3 major and 4 minor discrepancies. While the results were broadly similar to those of the previous study, there was an increase in frequency of major discrepancies. Conclusion. Six years following our previous study and notably now in an era of widespread ancillary molecular diagnosis, the overall discrepancy rate between referral and tertiary centre diagnosis remains similar, but there is an increase in frequency of major discrepancies likely to alter patient management. A possible reason for the increase in major discrepancies is the increasing lack of exposure to soft tissue cases in nonspecialist centres in a time of subspecialisation. The findings support the national guidelines in which all suspected soft tissue tumour pathology specimens should be referred to a specialist sarcoma unit. PMID:25165418

Thway, Khin; Mubako, Taka

2014-01-01

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Utilization of ancillary studies in the cytologic diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic lesions: the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology guidelines for pancreatobiliary cytology.  

PubMed

The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology has developed a set of guidelines for pancreatobiliary cytology including indications for endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration, terminology and nomenclature of pancreatobiliary disease, ancillary testing, and post-biopsy management. All documents are based on the expertise of the authors, a review of the literature, discussions of the draft document at several national and international meetings, and synthesis of selected online comments of the draft document. This document presents the results of these discussions regarding the use of ancillary testing in the cytologic diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic lesions.?Currently, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) appears to be the most clinically relevant ancillary technique for cytology of bile duct strictures. The addition of FISH analysis to routine cytologic evaluation appears to yield the highest sensitivity without loss in specificity. Loss of immunohistochemical staining for the protein product of the SMAD4 gene and positive staining for mesothelin support a diagnosis of ductal adenocarcinoma. Immunohistochemical markers for endocrine and exocrine differentiation are sufficient for a diagnosis of endocrine and acinar tumors. Nuclear staining for beta-catenin supports a diagnosis of solid-pseudopapilary neoplasm. Cyst fluid analysis for amylase and carcinoembryonic antigen aids in the preoperative classification of pancreatic cysts. Many gene mutations (KRAS, GNAS, VHL, RNF43, and CTNNB1) may be of aid in the diagnosis of cystic neoplasms. Other ancillary techniques do not appear to improve diagnostic sensitivity sufficiently to justify their increased costs. PMID:24639398

Layfield, Lester J; Ehya, Hormoz; Filie, Armando C; Hruban, Ralph H; Jhala, Nirag; Joseph, Loren; Vielh, Philippe; Pitman, Martha B

2014-04-01

310

Judicial review litigation as an incentive to change in local authority public services in England and Wales  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we consider the relationship between levels of judicial review litigation and the quality of local government services. The findings indicate that judicial review may be making a positive contribution to local government in England and Wales. The paper also considers the way local government officials perceive judicial review and argues that reactions cannot be wholly understood in

Lucinda Platt; Maurice Sunkin; Kerman Calvo

2009-01-01

311

Impact of helicopter emergency medical services in major incidents: systematic literature review  

PubMed Central

Introduction Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) aim to bring highly specialised crews to the major incident for triage, treatment and transport. When the site is difficult to access, HEMS may be the only mode of transportation of both personnel and patients. This systematic review will identify, describe and appraise literature regarding the role of HEMS in medical response to major incidents. We aim to improve knowledge on HEMS role in a major incident and provide a basis for future research. Methods and analysis A systematic literature review will be conducted with search phrases that combine HEMS and major incidents to identify when and how HEMS have been used. Included literature will be subject to quality appraisal and data extraction. Ethics No ethical approval is sought because this is a literature review. It will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal and the PRISMA guidelines will be followed. Registration details PROSPERO CRD42013004473 PMID:23959759

Johnsen, Anne Siri; Fattah, Sabina; Sollid, Stephen J M; Rehn, Marius

2013-01-01

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Music therapy services in pediatric oncology: a national clinical practice review.  

PubMed

This article presents the results of a national clinical practice review conducted in Australia of music therapy services in pediatric oncology hospitals. Literature specifically related to music therapy and symptom management in pediatric oncology is reviewed. The results from a national benchmarking survey distributed to all music therapists working with children with cancer in Australian pediatric hospitals are discussed. Patient and family feedback provided from a quality improvement activity conducted at a major pediatric tertiary hospital is summarized, and considerations for future growth as a profession and further research is proposed. PMID:25027188

Tucquet, Belinda; Leung, Maggie

2014-01-01

313

Short message service (SMS) text messaging as an intervention medium for weight loss: A literature review  

PubMed Central

Nearly 68% of American adults are obese or overweight. Mobile devices such as mobile phones have emerged as a mode of intervention delivery to help people improve their health, particularly in relation to weight loss. This literature review examines the relationship between the use of short message service (SMS) text messaging as an intervention medium and weight loss. Results from this literature review (n = 14) suggest that SMS as an intervention tool for weight loss is still in its infancy. Initial results are promising but continued investigation is needed. We offer several recommendations for future research. PMID:23257055

Shaw, Ryan; Bosworth, Hayden

2013-01-01

314

Effectiveness of School-Based Mental Health Services for Children: A 10Year Research Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

A review of the literature from 1985 to 1995 on school-based mental health services for children was conducted using a computerized data-base search. Of the 5,046 references initially identified, 228 were program evaluations. Three inclusion criteria were applied to those studies: use of random assignment to the intervention; inclusion of a control group; and use of standardized outcome measures. Only

Kimberly Hoagwood; Holly D. Erwin

1997-01-01

315

A review of health interpreter services in a rural community: a total quality management approach.  

PubMed

The current focus in health care is on total quality management (TQM), a process that involves ongoing quality improvement and benefits both internal and external customers. In order to comply with the values of TQM, the Griffith Murrumbidgee Health Service set up a team to review the use of interpreters in a healthcare setting. Staff from a number of wards/units filled out a survey sheet regarding interpreter services for each patient/client presenting for service during a 1-month period. The results showed that (i) there was a marked tendency by staff to use non-accredited interpreters; and (ii) staff who used non-accredited interpreters tended to inappropriately assess patient/client interpreting needs and to be unfamiliar with the Health Care Interpreter Policy. The TQM team subsequently devised several strategies for change. PMID:9437944

Giacomelli, J

1997-08-01

316

Exploring the ancillary benefits of the Kyoto Protocol for air pollution in Europe  

Microsoft Academic Search

An integrated approach to climate change and regional air pollution can harvest considerable ancillary benefits in terms of environmental impacts and costs. This is because both problems are caused to a large extent by the same activity (fossil fuel combustion). Substantial ancillary benefits were found for regional air pollution (SO2, NOx, VOC and particulate matter) of implementing the Kyoto Protocol

D. P. van Vuurena; J. Cofala; H. E. Eerensa; R. Oostenrijk; C. Heyes; Z. Klimont; M. G. J. den Elzen; M. Amann

2006-01-01

317

An integrated LANDSAT/ancillary data classification of desert rangeland  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Range inventorying methods using LANDSAT MSS data, coupled with ancillary data were examined. The study area encompassed nearly 20,000 acres in Rush Valley, Utah. The vegetation is predominately desert shrub and annual grasses, with some annual forbs. Three LANDSAT scenes were evaluated using a Kauth-Thomas brightness/greenness data transformation (May, June, and August dates). The data was classified using a four-band maximum-likelihood classifier. A print map was taken into the field to determine the relationship between print symbols and vegetation. It was determined that classification confusion could be greatly reduced by incorporating geomorphic units and soil texture (coarse vs fine) into the classification. Spectral data, geomorphic units, and soil texture were combined in a GIS format to produce a final vegetation map identifying 12 vegetation types.

Price, K. P.; Ridd, M. K.; Merola, J. A.

1984-01-01

318

Patient-derived outcome measures for HIV services in the developed world: a systematic review.  

PubMed

This review sought to establish the themes and approaches used in the measurement of patient satisfaction regarded by HIV service users as crucial to improving service quality. It also investigated how feedback has been measured previously and whether a gold standard instrument exists that is generalizable across HIV inpatient and clinic settings. Twelve databases and other sources yielded 1474 titles. Using a clinically-focused question and pre-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria, 32 articles were retrieved and reviewed for quality using a quality appraisal checklist. Two reviewers used a data extraction form to identify and verify key patient experiences. Thematic analysis revealed that clinic staffs' current knowledge of HIV was an essential factor in positive feedback. Treating patients with dignity and respecting their autonomy and confidentiality were also important. Developments in treatment, extended life expectancy and quality of life have altered patients' experience and level of satisfaction. Three instruments developed to assess patient satisfaction with HIV care were identified but there was no gold standard method of measuring it. There is a need to develop a specific, valid instrument that is easy to complete and analyse, and the data should be used to inform the redesign of services to promote a dynamic model of care. PMID:21795416

Land, L; Nixon, S; Ross, J D C

2011-08-01

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A Review on influencing criteria for selecting supplier of information technology services in the hospital  

PubMed Central

Organizations try to outsource their activities as much as possible in order to prevent the problems and use organizational capabilities in Information Technology (IT) field. The purpose of this paper was first, to express the effective criteria for selecting suppliers of IT services, second, to explain the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing IT in hospitals. This study was narrative review, which search was conducted with the help of libraries, books, conference proceedings, and databases of Science Direct, PubMed, Proquest, Springer, and SID (Scientific Information Database). In our searches, we employed the following keywords and their combinations: Outsourcing, information technology, hospital, decision making, and criteria. The preliminary search resulted in 120 articles, which were published between 2000 and 2013 during July 2013. After a careful analysis of the content of each paper, a total of 46 papers were selected based on their relevancy. The criteria and sub-criteria influencing outsourcing decisions in Iranian hospitals were identified in six major categories including administrative issues, issues related to the service/product, technology factors, environmental factors, risks, and economic factors associated with 15 sub-criteria containing business integration, dependence on suppliers, human resources, focus on core competencies, facilities and physical capital, innovation, quality, speed of service delivery, flexibility, market capabilities, geographical location, security, management control, cost, and financial capability. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing and effective criteria in IT services supplier selection causes the managers be able to take the most appropriate decision to select supplier of IT services. This is a general review on influencing criteria for electing of supplier of information technology services in hospitals. PMID:25540781

Ajami, Sima; Rajabzadeh, Ahmad; Ketabi, Saeedeh

2014-01-01

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A Review on influencing criteria for selecting supplier of information technology services in the hospital.  

PubMed

Organizations try to outsource their activities as much as possible in order to prevent the problems and use organizational capabilities in Information Technology (IT) field. The purpose of this paper was first, to express the effective criteria for selecting suppliers of IT services, second, to explain the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing IT in hospitals. This study was narrative review, which search was conducted with the help of libraries, books, conference proceedings, and databases of Science Direct, PubMed, Proquest, Springer, and SID (Scientific Information Database). In our searches, we employed the following keywords and their combinations: Outsourcing, information technology, hospital, decision making, and criteria. The preliminary search resulted in 120 articles, which were published between 2000 and 2013 during July 2013. After a careful analysis of the content of each paper, a total of 46 papers were selected based on their relevancy. The criteria and sub-criteria influencing outsourcing decisions in Iranian hospitals were identified in six major categories including administrative issues, issues related to the service/product, technology factors, environmental factors, risks, and economic factors associated with 15 sub-criteria containing business integration, dependence on suppliers, human resources, focus on core competencies, facilities and physical capital, innovation, quality, speed of service delivery, flexibility, market capabilities, geographical location, security, management control, cost, and financial capability. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing and effective criteria in IT services supplier selection causes the managers be able to take the most appropriate decision to select supplier of IT services. This is a general review on influencing criteria for electing of supplier of information technology services in hospitals. PMID:25540781

Ajami, Sima; Rajabzadeh, Ahmad; Ketabi, Saeedeh

2014-01-01

321

Domestic Water Service Delivery Indicators and Frameworks for Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy and Planning: A Review  

PubMed Central

Monitoring of water services informs policy and planning for national governments and the international community. Currently, the international monitoring system measures the type of drinking water source that households use. There have been calls for improved monitoring systems over several decades, some advocating use of multiple indicators. We review the literature on water service indicators and frameworks with a view to informing debate on their relevance to national and international monitoring. We describe the evidence concerning the relevance of each identified indicator to public health, economic development and human rights. We analyze the benefits and challenges of using these indicators separately and combined in an index as tools for planning, monitoring, and evaluating water services. We find substantial evidence on the importance of each commonly recommended indicator—service type, safety, quantity, accessibility, reliability or continuity of service, equity, and affordability. Several frameworks have been proposed that give structure to the relationships among individual indicators and some combine multiple indicator scores into a single index but few have been rigorously tested. More research is needed to understand if employing a composite metric of indicators is advantageous and how each indicator might be scored and scaled. PMID:24157507

Kayser, Georgia L.; Moriarty, Patrick; Fonseca, Catarina; Bartram, Jamie

2013-01-01

322

McMaster Premium LiteratUre Service (PLUS) performed well for identifying new studies for updated Cochrane reviews  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveWe compared the performance of McMaster Premium LiteratUre Service (PLUS) and Clinical Queries (CQs) to that of the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, MEDLINE, and EMBASE for locating studies added during an update of reviews.

Brian J. Hemens; R. Brian Haynes

323

Foreign direct investment and trade in health services: a review of the literature.  

PubMed

Globalization is a key challenge facing health policy-makers. A significant aspect of this is direct trade in health services, a result of the rise of transnational corporations, challenges in health care financing, porous borders and improved technology creating the scope for increased 'foreign direct investment' (FDI) in health care. This has gathered momentum with the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which aims to further liberalize trade in services, and within which FDI has been noted as perhaps the most critical area for trade negotiation. Given the rapid development of this area, there are little empirical data. This paper therefore seeks to provide the first comprehensive and systematic review of evidence concerning FDI and health services. This process included electronic bibliographic database searches, website searches and correspondence with experts in the area of trade in health services, from which 76 papers, books and reports were reviewed. Perhaps due to the rapid developments in this area, most of the literature is speculative, polarized between those arguing for the benefits of liberalization and those arguing against. However, there seem to be three issues which emerge as of most importance: (i) the extent to which a national health system is commercialized per se is of more significance than whether investment in it is foreign or domestic; (ii) the national regulatory environment and its 'strength' will significantly determine the economic and health impact of FDI, the effectiveness of safeguard measures, and the stability of GATS commitments; and (iii) any negotiations will depend upon parties having a common understanding of what is being negotiated, and the interpretation of key definitions is thus critical. Each of these issues is explored in some depth, with the overall conclusion that countries should take a step back and first think through the risks and benefits of commercialization of their health sector, rather than being sidetracked in to considering the level of foreign investment. PMID:15450706

Smith, Richard D

2004-12-01

324

Implications of Learning Theories for Effective Technology Integration and Pre-service Teacher Training: A Critical Literature Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review will explore the influences of technology integration into pre-service teacher education programs from the constructivist and behaviorist perspectives for the ultimate aim of improving student learning and pre-service teacher training. A wide range of research is cited, including research articles, books, comparison studies, case studies, government records, dissertations and web sites. The study concludes that technology integration representing

Mustafa Koç

2005-01-01

325

Engine Tune-Up Service. Unit 5: Fuel and Carburetion Systems. Review Exercise Book. Automotive Mechanics Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book of pretests and review exercises is designed to accompany the Engine Tune-Up Service Student Guide for Unit 5, Fuel and Carburetion Systems, available separately as CE 031 217. Focus of the exercises and pretests is inspecting and servicing the fuel and carburetion systems. Pretests and performance checklists are provided for each of the…

Goodson, Ludy

326

A Review of the Services Offered by English Sure Start Children's Centres in 2011 and 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a review of the family services that were offered by a sample of 121 English Sure Start Children's Centres in 2011 and 2012. Children's Centres are community based facilities that aim to improve outcomes for at-risk families and children through the delivery of a range of services largely aimed at families with young…

Hall, James; Eisenstadt, Naomi; Sylva, Kathy; Smith, Teresa; Sammons, Pamela; Smith, George; Evangelou, Maria; Goff, Jenny; Tanner, Emily; Agur, Maya; Hussey, David

2015-01-01

327

Practitioner Review: How Can Epidemiology Help Us Plan and Deliver Effective Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review focuses on ways in which epidemiological research can inform mental health service development and clinical practice. Data from epidemiological studies can provide cross-sectional and secular estimates of the prevalence of psychopathology to support rational service development. Epidemiological surveys have difficulties in finding…

Ford, Tamsin

2008-01-01

328

Ethnic Factors in Mental Health Service Utilisation among People with Intellectual Disability in High-Income Countries: Systematic Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: An emerging literature suggests that ethnic and cultural factors influence service utilisation among people with intellectual disability (ID), but this has not previously been reviewed. Aims: To investigate possible ethnic variation in uptake of mental health services in children, adolescents and adults with ID in high-income…

Dura-Vila, G.; Hodes, M.

2012-01-01

329

Reducing Health Inequalities in Scotland: The Involvement of People with Learning Disabilities as National Health Service Reviewers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reducing health inequalities is a key priority for the Scottish Government. Health authorities are expected to meet quality targets. The involvement of people with learning disabilities in health service review teams has been one of the initiatives used in by National Health Service Quality Improvement Scotland to empower patients and improve…

Campbell, Martin; Martin, Mike

2010-01-01

330

Mental Health and Alcohol Abuse Indicators in the Albuquerque Area of Indian Health Service: An Exploratory Chart Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A random review of medical and mental health charts at Indian Health Service (IHS) units serving New Mexico and southern Colorado revealed that 21 percent of individuals using IHS services during a 10-year period came at least once for alcohol or mental health problems. Contains 37 references. (SV)

May, Philip A.

1988-01-01

331

Judicial Review Litigation as an Incentive to Change in Local Authority Public Services in England and Wales  

Microsoft Academic Search

Judicial review is of growing importance to public administration in the United Kingdom but its role in relation to government remains highly contentious. There is much debate over the extent to which it is a threat that imposes costs and impairs service delivery or a positive resource that helps secure improvements in service quality. In this article, we consider the

Lucinda Platt; Maurice Sunkin; Kerman Calvo

2010-01-01

332

Building effective service linkages in primary mental health care: a narrative review part 2  

PubMed Central

Background Primary care services have not generally been effective in meeting mental health care needs. There is evidence that collaboration between primary care and specialist mental health services can improve clinical and organisational outcomes. It is not clear however what factors enable or hinder effective collaboration. The objective of this study was to examine the factors that enable effective collaboration between specialist mental health services and primary mental health care. Methods A narrative and thematic review of English language papers published between 1998 and 2009. An expert reference group helped formulate strategies for policy makers. Studies of descriptive and qualitative design from Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, USA and Canada were included. Data were extracted on factors reported as enablers or barriers to development of service linkages. These were tabulated by theme at clinical and organisational levels and the inter-relationship between themes was explored. Results A thematic analysis of 30 papers found the most frequently cited group of factors was "partnership formation", specifically role clarity between health care workers. Other factor groups supporting clinical partnership formation were staff support, clinician attributes, clinic physical features and evaluation and feedback. At the organisational level a supportive institutional environment of leadership and change management was important. The expert reference group then proposed strategies for collaboration that would be seen as important, acceptable and feasible. Because of the variability of study types we did not exclude on quality and findings are weighted by the number of studies. Variability in local service contexts limits the generalisation of findings. Conclusion The findings provide a framework for health planners to develop effective service linkages in primary mental health care. Our expert reference group proposed five areas of strategy for policy makers that address organisational level support, joint clinical problem solving, local joint care guidelines, staff training and supervision and feedback. PMID:21435273

2011-01-01

333

42 CFR 414.40 - Coding and ancillary policies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...intra-operative services). (2) Professional and technical components (for example, payment for services, such as an EEG, which typically comprise a technical component (the taking of the test) and a professional component (the...

2010-10-01

334

Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis of the Effectiveness of Contraceptive Service Interventions for Young People, Delivered in Health Care Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A systematic review and narrative synthesis to determine the effectiveness of contraception service interventions for young people delivered in health care premises was undertaken. We searched 12 key health and medical databases, reference lists of included papers and systematic reviews and cited reference searches on included articles. All…

Blank, Lindsay; Baxter, Susan K.; Payne, Nick; Guillaume, Louise R.; Squires, Hazel

2012-01-01

335

A review of protocols for selecting species at risk in the context of US Forest Service viability assessments  

Microsoft Academic Search

In December 2000, the USDA Forest Service (USFS) commissioned a review of their process for conducting viability assessments under the National Forest Management Act (NFMA). The objectives of the USFS review were to establish the scientific basis for geographic and temporal scales used in the assessment of viability, to identify and improve approaches that could be used to assess species

Sandy J. Andelman; Craig Groves; Helen M. Regan

2004-01-01

336

Health Services financing report: a review of appendices A-Q.  

PubMed

In May of this year after three years' work an advisory panel of the B.M.A., with Dr. I. M. Jones in the chair, produced a report on Health Services Financing.(1) A summary appeared in the Annual Report of Council(2) and a preliminary discussion on the report was held at the B.M.A.'s Annual Representative Meeting in July.(3) A full debate was deferred until the committees, divisions, and branches of the Association had had an opportunity to discuss the proposals. Nearly half of the book consists of appendices, commissioned from several economists, which cover the N.H.S. and the health services of 14 Western and some Eastern European countries. Below Professor Dennis Lees reviews these appendices, which formed a major source of information for the authors of the report and therefore have an important bearing on their conclusions. PMID:4990923

Lees, D

1970-10-31

337

Influence of service temperature on tribological characteristics of self-lubricant coatings: A review  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Self-lubricating coatings have been widely used to reduce friction in moving machine assemblies. However, the tribological performance of these coatings is strongly dependent on the service temperature. In this paper, an extensive review pertaining to the influence of operating service temperature on tribological performance of self-lubricating coatings has been carried out. Based on the effective lubricating temperature range, the self-lubricating coatings developed in the past have been divided into three groups: low temperature lubricant coating (from -200°C to room temperature), moderate temperature lubricant coating (from room temperature to 500°C) and high temperature lubricant coating (> 500°C). Ideas concerning possible ways to extend the operating temperature range of self-lubricating coatings have been presented as follows: hybridized tribological coating, adaptive tribological coatings, and diffusion rate limited solid lubricant coating. In addition, a new self-lubricating coating formulation for potential application at a wide operating temperature range has been proposed.

Yang, Jun-Feng; Jiang, Yan; Hardell, Jens; Prakash, Braham; Fang, Qian-Feng

2013-03-01

338

A quantitative review of urban ecosystem service assessments: concepts, models, and implementation.  

PubMed

Although a number of comprehensive reviews have examined global ecosystem services (ES), few have focused on studies that assess urban ecosystem services (UES). Given that more than half of the world's population lives in cities, understanding the dualism of the provision of and need for UES is of critical importance. Which UES are the focus of research, and what types of urban land use are examined? Are models or decision support systems used to assess the provision of UES? Are trade-offs considered? Do studies of UES engage stakeholders? To address these questions, we analyzed 217 papers derived from an ISI Web of Knowledge search using a set of standardized criteria. The results indicate that most UES studies have been undertaken in Europe, North America, and China, at city scale. Assessment methods involve bio-physical models, Geographical Information Systems, and valuation, but few study findings have been implemented as land use policy. PMID:24740614

Haase, Dagmar; Larondelle, Neele; Andersson, Erik; Artmann, Martina; Borgström, Sara; Breuste, Jürgen; Gomez-Baggethun, Erik; Gren, Åsa; Hamstead, Zoé; Hansen, Rieke; Kabisch, Nadja; Kremer, Peleg; Langemeyer, Johannes; Rall, Emily Lorance; McPhearson, Timon; Pauleit, Stephan; Qureshi, Salman; Schwarz, Nina; Voigt, Annette; Wurster, Daniel; Elmqvist, Thomas

2014-05-01

339

Estimating Net Primary Productivity Using Satellite and Ancillary Data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The net primary productivity (C) or the annual rate of carbon accumulation per unit ground area by terrestrial plant communities is the difference of gross photosynthesis (A(sub g)) and respiration (R) per unit ground area. Available field observations show that R is a large and variable fraction of A(sub g), although it is generally recognized that there are considerable difficulties in determining these fluxes, and thus pose challenge in assessing the accuracy. Further uncertainties arise in extrapolating field measurements (which are acquired over a hectare or so area) to regional scale. Here, an approach is presented for determining these fluxes using satellite and ancillary data to be representative of regional scale and allow assessment of interannual variation. A, has been expressed as the product of radiation use efficiency for gross photosynthesis by an unstressed canopy and intercepted photosynthetically active radiation, which is then adjusted for stresses due to soil water shortage and temperature away from optimum. R has been calculated as the sum of growth and maintenance components (respectively, R(sub g) and R(sub m)).The R(sub m) has been determined from nitrogen content of plant tissue per unit ground area, while R(sub g) has been obtained as a fraction of the difference of A(sub g) and R(sub m). Results for five consecutive years (1986-1990) are presented for the Amazon-Tocontins, Mississippi, and Ob River basins.

Choudhury, Bhaskar J.

2002-01-01

340

Measuring Quality in Emergency Medical Services: A Review of Clinical Performance Indicators  

PubMed Central

Measuring quality in Emergency Medical Services (EMSs) systems is challenging. This paper reviews the current approaches to measuring quality in health care and EMS with a focus on currently used clinical performance indicators in EMS systems (US and international systems). The different types of performance indicators, the advantages and limitations of each type, and the evidence-based prehospital clinical bundles are discussed. This paper aims at introducing emergency physicians and health care providers to quality initiatives in EMS and serves as a reference for tools that EMS medical directors can use to launch new or modify existing quality control programs in their systems. PMID:22046554

El Sayed, Mazen J.

2012-01-01

341

Burnout in Mental Health Services: A Review of the Problem and Its Remediation  

PubMed Central

Staff burnout is increasingly viewed as a concern in the mental health field. In this article we first examine the extent to which burnout is a problem for mental health services in terms of two critical issues: its prevalence and its association with a range of undesirable outcomes for staff, organizations, and consumers. We subsequently provide a comprehensive review of the limited research attempting to remediate burnout among mental health staff. We conclude with recommendations for the development and rigorous testing of intervention approaches to address this critical area. Keywords: burnout, burnout prevention, mental health staff PMID:21533847

Morse, Gary; Salyers, Michelle P.; Rollins, Angela L.; Monroe-DeVita, Maria; Pfahler, Corey

2011-01-01

342

Nonmarket economic impacts of forest insect pests: A literature review. Forest Service general technical report  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the results of research on the nonmarket economic impacts of forest insect pests. The majority of the research reports are journal articles or fulfillment of three USDA Forest Service research contracts. This report also reviews the foundations for methodologies used and classifies the forest insect pests studied, the regions in which research has been conducted, the designated land-use areas, the stakeholders, the values, the measurement methods used, and the measures of value indicators. Information on each research project is described with relevant information condensed in tabular form.

Rosenberger, R.S.; Smith, E.L.

1997-05-01

343

Undocumented Migrants in Canada: A scope literature review on health, access to services, and working conditions  

PubMed Central

It is estimated that there are 30 to 40 million undocumented workers worldwide. Although undocumented migration has become an issue of high international relevance, it has been strikingly understudied in Canada, especially with respect to its impact on health. The purpose of this study is to explore the concept of undocumentedness in Canada through a scoping review of peer-reviewed and grey literature written in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish between 2002 and 2008. The specific aims are to: i) summarize and disseminate current academic and community-based findings on the health, service access and working conditions of undocumented migrants in Canada; ii) examine the sources and use of evidence; iii) identify significant gaps in existing knowledge; iv) set recommendations for policy and research, including considerations on transnationalism, ethics, interdisciplinary approaches, gender differences, resilience, and impact on the children of non-status parents. PMID:19657739

Carrasco, Christine; Gastaldo, Denise

2011-01-01

344

IMPACT OF AGGREGATION RULES OF ANCILLARY PARAMETERS ON SOIL MOISTURE RETRIEVALS FROM SPACEBORNE MICROWAVE RADIOMETER OBSERVATIONS  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Retrieving soil moisture from space-borne microwave radiometer observations often requires ancillary parameters such as surface vegetation opacity and roughness. The conventional approach for deriving representative values of these parameters is usually to simply average the corresponding parameter...

345

Ancillary revenues in the airline industry : impacts on revenue management and distribution systems  

E-print Network

Airlines have increasingly depended on ancillary revenue in response to rising fuel costs, de- creased yields, and an increasingly competitive environment. Estimates indicate that U.S. airlines collected over $8 billion ...

Hao, Eric (Eric C.)

2014-01-01

346

TECHNOLOGY NEEDS AND STATUS ON CLOSURE OF DOE RADIOACTIVE WASTE TANK ANCILLARY SYSTEMS  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes the current state of art of sampling, characterizing, retrieving, transferring and treating the incidental waste and stabilizing the void space in tank ancillary systems and the needs involved with closure of these systems. The overall effort for closing tank and ancillary systems is very large and is in the initial stages of being addressed in a systematic manner. It was recognized in doing this effort, that gaps in both technology and material application for characterization and removal of residual waste and closure of ancillary systems would be identified. Great efficiencies are to be gained by defining the technology need areas early in the closure process and providing recommendations for technical programs to improve the closure strategies. Therefore, this paper will not only summarize the state of closure of ancillary systems but also provide recommendations to address the technology gaps identified in this assessment.

Burns, H; Sharon Marra, S; Christine Langton, C

2009-01-21

347

Extending NASA's SPICE ancillary information system to meet future mission needs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper summarizes the architecture, capabilities, characteristics and uses of the current SPICE ancillary information system, and then outlines plans and ideas for how this system can be extended to meet future space mission requirements.

Acton, C.; Bachman, N.; Elson, L.; Semenov, B.; Turner, F.; Wright, E.

2002-01-01

348

Evaluation and integration of ancillary datasets for coastal wetland landcover classification using Landsat TM Imagery  

E-print Network

Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery of West Galveston Bay, Texas was validated using 407 ground-truth locations. It was concluded, that integration of ancillary data within the NOAA C-CAP classification model can produce map classification accuracies...

Hinson, James Mithland

1993-01-01

349

Utilization of Ancillary Data Sets for SMAP Algorithm Development and Product Generation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Algorithms being developed for the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission require a variety of both static and ancillary data. The selection of the most appropriate source for each ancillary data parameter is driven by a number of considerations, including accuracy, latency, availability, and consistency across all SMAP products and with SMOS (Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity). It is anticipated that initial selection of all ancillary datasets, which are needed for ongoing algorithm development activities on the SMAP algorithm testbed at JPL, will be completed within the year. These datasets will be updated as new or improved sources become available, and all selections and changes will be documented for the benefit of the user community. Wise choices in ancillary data will help to enable SMAP to provide new global measurements of soil moisture and freeze/thaw state at the targeted accuracy necessary to tackle hydrologically-relevant societal issues.

ONeill, P.; Podest, E.; Njoku, E.

2011-01-01

350

Generating non-classical states from spin coherent states via interaction with ancillary spins  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The generation of non-classical states of large quantum systems has attracted much interest from a foundational perspective, but also because of the significant potential of such states in emerging quantum technologies. In this paper we consider the possibility of generating non-classical states of a system of spins by interaction with an ancillary system, starting from an easily prepared initial state. We extend previous results for an ancillary system comprising a single spin to bigger ancillary systems and the interaction strength is enhanced by a factor of the number of ancillary spins. Depending on initial conditions, we find - by a combination of approximation and numerics - that the system of spins can evolve to spin cat states, spin squeezed states or to multiple cat states. We also discuss some candidate systems for implementation of the Hamiltonian necessary to generate these non-classical states.

Dooley, Shane; Joo, Jaewoo; Proctor, Timothy; Spiller, Timothy P.

2015-02-01

351

Workshop on environmental assessment. [Regulation of applications of nuclear energy and related ancillary systems  

SciTech Connect

Objectives of the workshop were: to review and evaluate the state-of-the-art of environmental impact assessments as applied to the regulation of applications of nuclear energy and related ancillary systems; to identify areas where existing technology allows establishing acceptable methods or standard practices that will meet the requirements of the NRC regulations, standards and guides for both normal operations and off-standard conditions including accident considerations; to illuminate topics where existing models or analytical methods are deficient because of unverified assumptions, a paucity of empirical data, conflicting results reported in the literature or a need for observation of operation systems; to compile, analyze and synthesize a prioritized set of research needs to advance the state-of-the-art to the level which will meet all of the requirements of the Commission's regulations, standards and guides; and to develop bases for maintaining the core of regulatory guidance at the optimum level balancing technical capabilities with practical considerations of cost and value to the regulatory process. The discussion held in small group sessions on aquatic, atmospheric, and terrestrial pathways are presented. The following research needs were identified as common to all three groups: validation of models; characterization of source terms; development of screening techniques; basis for de minimis levels of contamination; and updating of objectives for environmental monitoring programs.

Watson, E.C. (comp.)

1982-07-01

352

A quality assurance program for ancillary high technology devices on a dual-energy accelerator.  

PubMed

Our facility has added high-technology ancillary devices to our dual-energy linear accelerator. After commissioning and acceptance testing of dual asymmetric jaws, dynamic wedge, portal imaging, and multileaf collimation (MLC), quality assurance programs were instituted. The programs were designed to be both periodic and patient specific when required. In addition, when dosimetric aspects were affected by these technologies, additional quality assurance checks were added. Positional accuracy checks (light and radiation) are done for both asymmetric jaws and MLC. Each patient MLC field is checked against the original simulation or digitally reconstructed radiographs. Off-axis factors and output checks are performed for asymmetric fields. Dynamic wedge transmission factors and profiles are checked periodically, and a patient diode check is performed for every new dynamic wedge portal. On-line imaging checks encompass safety checks along with periodic measurement of contrast and spatial resolution. The most important quality assurance activity is the annual review of proper operation and procedures for each device. Our programs have been successful in avoiding patient-related errors or device malfunctions. The programs are a team effort involving physicists, maintenance engineers, and therapists. PMID:8850426

Klein, E E; Low, D A; Maag, D; Purdy, J A

1996-01-01

353

Review of shell-and-tube heat exchanger fouling and corrosion in geothermal power plant service  

SciTech Connect

Heat exchangers for hot geofluid/working substance vaporizers for binary power plants are considered. A brief description of the physical test apparatus and the geofluid chemistry for each of the several heat exchanger tests is presented. The fouling data developed from these tests are summarized, in most cases presenting a mathematical expression for the increase in fouling factor with time. The materials performance data developed from these same tests are explored. The performance of shell-and-tube heat exchangers used as condensers and ancillary coolers in the power plant heat rejection system is considered.

Ellis, P.F. II

1983-12-01

354

Traditional and innovative promotional strategies of tobacco cessation services: a review of the literature.  

PubMed

An estimated 43.5 million American adults currently smoke cigarettes. Well-designed tobacco education campaigns with adequate reach increase cessation and reduce tobacco use. Smokers report great interest in quitting but few use effective treatments including quitlines (QLs). This review examined traditional (TV, radio, print ads) versus innovative tobacco cessation (internet, social media) promotions for QL services. Between November 2011 and January 2012, searches were conducted on EBSCO, PubMed, Wilson, OCLC, CQ Press, Google Scholar, Gale, LexisNexis, and JSTOR. Existing literature shows that the amount of radio and print advertising, and promotion of free cessation medications increases QL call volume. Television advertising volume seems to be the best predictor of QL service awareness. Much of the literature on Internet advertising compares the characteristics of participants recruited for studies through various channels. The majority of the papers indicated that Internet-recruited participants were younger; this was the only demographic characteristic with high agreement across studies. Traditional media was only studied within mass media campaigns with TV ads having a consistent impact on increasing calls to QLs, therefore, it is hard to distinguish the impact of traditional media as an independent QL promotion intervention. With innovative media, while many QL services have a presence on social media sites, there is no literature on evaluating the effectiveness of these channels for quitline promotion. PMID:24515948

Momin, Behnoosh; Neri, Antonio; McCausland, Kristen; Duke, Jennifer; Hansen, Heather; Kahende, Jennifer; Zhang, Lei; Stewart, Sherri L

2014-08-01

355

Systematic review and narrative synthesis of the effectiveness of contraceptive service interventions for young people, delivered in health care settings.  

PubMed

A systematic review and narrative synthesis to determine the effectiveness of contraception service interventions for young people delivered in health care premises was undertaken. We searched 12 key health and medical databases, reference lists of included papers and systematic reviews and cited reference searches on included articles. All retrieved literature was screened at title and abstract levels, and relevant articles were taken through to full paper appraisal. Data relating to study design, outcomes and quality were extracted by one reviewer and independently checked by a second reviewer. We included interventions that consisted of contraceptive service provision for young people, and also interventions to encourage young people to use existing contraceptive services. The searches identified 23 studies that met the inclusion criteria. The papers focused on: new adolescent services, outreach to existing services, advanced provision of emergency contraception, condom/contraceptive provision and advice and repeat pregnancy prevention. The literature in general is not well developed in terms of good quality effectiveness studies and key outcome measures. However, it is possible to make recommendations in terms of outreach versus targeted young people's services in health care settings, advanced provision of emergency contraception and long-acting reversible contraception to prevent repeat adolescent pregnancy. PMID:22623616

Blank, Lindsay; Baxter, Susan K; Payne, Nick; Guillaume, Louise R; Squires, Hazel

2012-12-01

356

ECCAD : Emissions of Atmospheric Compounds and Compilation of Ancillary Data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is considerable uncertainty in estimating surface emissions of atmospheric compounds for the recent past and up to now, no single data set exists which would describe the geographical and temporal distribution of emissions for all species relevant to air quality, atmospheric composition change and climate change in a comprehensive and consistent manner. We will describe the ECCAD project, which has two major goals. The first goal is to provide scientific users with an easy access to a large number of existing datasets on surface emissions of atmospheric compounds at the global and regional scales. We are also providing access to ancillary data required to quantify surface emissions. The other goal is to provide data manipulation tools as well as statistical information over the different regions (climatic regions, continents, oceans, OECD regions, etc.). These tools allow an easy identification of each dataset characteristicss and differences between the datasets. Visualization tools are also provided, and the users can download the data of interest. The data in ECCAD are currently used in different international projects. The most recent addition to the database include the emissions developed in support of the IPCC AR5 report, and the data used in the MACC and CITYZEN European projects. The emissions are provided as gridded data at a 0.5 or 1° spatial resolution. Time periodicity and temporal coverage periods vary among the datasets from one year to up to 150 years. The database will be described, and examples of the tools will be presented. We will also provide information on the access to the datasets.

Sabine, Darras; Claire, Granier; Vincent, Pignot; Renaud, Bodichon; Aude, Mieville; Cathy, Liousse; Mireille, Paulin; Cathy, Boonne

2010-05-01

357

Still too far to walk: Literature review of the determinants of delivery service use  

PubMed Central

Background Skilled attendance at childbirth is crucial for decreasing maternal and neonatal mortality, yet many women in low- and middle-income countries deliver outside of health facilities, without skilled help. The main conceptual framework in this field implicitly looks at home births with complications. We expand this to include "preventive" facility delivery for uncomplicated childbirth, and review the kinds of determinants studied in the literature, their hypothesized mechanisms of action and the typical findings, as well as methodological difficulties encountered. Methods We searched PubMed and Ovid databases for reviews and ascertained relevant articles from these and other sources. Twenty determinants identified were grouped under four themes: (1) sociocultural factors, (2) perceived benefit/need of skilled attendance, (3) economic accessibility and (4) physical accessibility. Results There is ample evidence that higher maternal age, education and household wealth and lower parity increase use, as does urban residence. Facility use in the previous delivery and antenatal care use are also highly predictive of health facility use for the index delivery, though this may be due to confounding by service availability and other factors. Obstetric complications also increase use but are rarely studied. Quality of care is judged to be essential in qualitative studies but is not easily measured in surveys, or without linking facility records with women. Distance to health facilities decreases use, but is also difficult to determine. Challenges in comparing results between studies include differences in methods, context-specificity and the substantial overlap between complex variables. Conclusion Studies of the determinants of skilled attendance concentrate on sociocultural and economic accessibility variables and neglect variables of perceived benefit/need and physical accessibility. To draw valid conclusions, it is important to consider as many influential factors as possible in any analysis of delivery service use. The increasing availability of georeferenced data provides the opportunity to link health facility data with large-scale household data, enabling researchers to explore the influences of distance and service quality. PMID:19671156

Gabrysch, Sabine; Campbell, Oona MR

2009-01-01

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Integrated Delivery of Health Services During Outreach Visits: A Literature Review of Program Experience Through a Routine Immunization Lens  

PubMed Central

Background.?Outreach services are used systematically to deliver immunization and health services to individuals with insufficient access to health facilities in lower-income countries. Currently, the topic of integrated service delivery during immunization outreach lacks the attention paid to integration at fixed sites or during campaigns. This article explores integrated outreach and risks associated with service integration. Methods.?Published and gray literature in public health databases and on organization websites were reviewed, yielding 33 articles and gray literature documents for a literature review of experience integrating other services with routine immunization at outreach sessions. Results.?The current policy climate favors service integration as a strategy for increasing the equity and efficiency of important health interventions. However, integration may also present some risk to well-established and resourced interventions, such as immunization, which must be recognized as programs compete for limited resources. Experience reveals integration opportunities in planning and intersectoral coordination, training and supervision, community participation, pooled funding, and monitoring. Conclusions.?The reviewed literature indicates that successful integration of health interventions with immunization at routine outreach sessions requires well-planned and implemented steps. It also highlights the need for additional studies or feedback on planning and implementing integrated outreach services in lower-income countries. PMID:22315382

Partapuri, Tasnim; Steinglass, Robert

2012-01-01

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Beyond spinal manipulation: should Medicare expand coverage for chiropractic services? A review and commentary on the challenges for policy makers  

PubMed Central

Objectives Private insurance plans typically reimburse doctors of chiropractic for a range of clinical services, but Medicare reimbursements are restricted to spinal manipulation procedures. Medicare pays for evaluations performed by medical and osteopathic physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, podiatrists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists; however, it does not reimburse the same services provided by chiropractic physicians. Advocates for expanded coverage of chiropractic services under Medicare cite clinical effectiveness and patient satisfaction, whereas critics point to unnecessary services, inadequate clinical documentation, and projected cost increases. To further inform this debate, the purpose of this commentary is to address the following questions: (1) What are the barriers to expand coverage for chiropractic services? (2) What could potentially be done to address these issues? (3) Is there a rationale for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand coverage for chiropractic services? Methods A literature search was conducted of Google and PubMed for peer-reviewed articles and US government reports relevant to the provision of chiropractic care under Medicare. We reviewed relevant articles and reports to identify key issues concerning the expansion of coverage for chiropractic under Medicare, including identification of barriers and rationale for expanded coverage. Results The literature search yielded 29 peer-reviewed articles and 7 federal government reports. Our review of these documents revealed 3 key barriers to full coverage of chiropractic services under Medicare: inadequate documentation of chiropractic claims, possible provision of unnecessary preventive care services, and the uncertain costs of expanded coverage. Our recommendations to address these barriers include the following: individual chiropractic physicians, as well as state and national chiropractic organizations, should continue to strengthen efforts to improve claims and documentation practices; and additional rigorous efficacy/effectiveness research and clinical studies for chiropractic services need to be performed. Research of chiropractic services should target the triple aim of high-quality care, affordability, and improved health. Conclusions The barriers that were identified in this study can be addressed. To overcome these barriers, the chiropractic profession and individual physicians must assume responsibility for correcting deficiencies in compliance and documentation; further research needs to be done to evaluate chiropractic services; and effectiveness of extended episodes of preventive chiropractic care should be rigorously evaluated. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services policies related to chiropractic reimbursement should be reexamined using the same standards applicable to other health care providers. The integration of chiropractic physicians as fully engaged Medicare providers has the potential to enhance the capacity of the Medicare workforce to care for the growing population. We recommend that Medicare policy makers consider limited expansion of Medicare coverage to include, at a minimum, reimbursement for evaluation and management services by chiropractic physicians. PMID:25067927

Whedon, James M.; Goertz, Christine M.; Lurie, Jon D.; Stason, William B.

2013-01-01

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Patients’ online access to their electronic health records and linked online services: a systematic interpretative review  

PubMed Central

Objectives To investigate the effect of providing patients online access to their electronic health record (EHR) and linked transactional services on the provision, quality and safety of healthcare. The objectives are also to identify and understand: barriers and facilitators for providing online access to their records and services for primary care workers; and their association with organisational/IT system issues. Setting Primary care. Participants A total of 143 studies were included. 17 were experimental in design and subject to risk of bias assessment, which is reported in a separate paper. Detailed inclusion and exclusion criteria have also been published elsewhere in the protocol. Primary and secondary outcome measures Our primary outcome measure was change in quality or safety as a result of implementation or utilisation of online records/transactional services. Results No studies reported changes in health outcomes; though eight detected medication errors and seven reported improved uptake of preventative care. Professional concerns over privacy were reported in 14 studies. 18 studies reported concern over potential increased workload; with some showing an increase workload in email or online messaging; telephone contact remaining unchanged, and face-to face contact staying the same or falling. Owing to heterogeneity in reporting overall workload change was hard to predict. 10 studies reported how online access offered convenience, primarily for more advantaged patients, who were largely highly satisfied with the process when clinician responses were prompt. Conclusions Patient online access and services offer increased convenience and satisfaction. However, professionals were concerned about impact on workload and risk to privacy. Studies correcting medication errors may improve patient safety. There may need to be a redesign of the business process to engage health professionals in online access and of the EHR to make it friendlier and provide equity of access to a wider group of patients. A1. Systematic review registration number PROSPERO CRD42012003091. PMID:25200561

de Lusignan, Simon; Mold, Freda; Sheikh, Aziz; Majeed, Azeem; Wyatt, Jeremy C; Quinn, Tom; Cavill, Mary; Gronlund, Toto Anne; Franco, Christina; Chauhan, Umesh; Blakey, Hannah; Kataria, Neha; Barker, Fiona; Ellis, Beverley; Koczan, Phil; Arvanitis, Theodoros N; McCarthy, Mary; Jones, Simon; Rafi, Imran

2014-01-01

361

Effective in-service training design and delivery: evidence from an integrative literature review  

PubMed Central

Background In-service training represents a significant financial investment for supporting continued competence of the health care workforce. An integrative review of the education and training literature was conducted to identify effective training approaches for health worker continuing professional education (CPE) and what evidence exists of outcomes derived from CPE. Methods A literature review was conducted from multiple databases including PubMed, the Cochrane Library and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) between May and June 2011. The initial review of titles and abstracts produced 244 results. Articles selected for analysis after two quality reviews consisted of systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and programme evaluations published in peer-reviewed journals from 2000 to 2011 in the English language. The articles analysed included 37 systematic reviews and 32 RCTs. The research questions focused on the evidence supporting educational techniques, frequency, setting and media used to deliver instruction for continuing health professional education. Results The evidence suggests the use of multiple techniques that allow for interaction and enable learners to process and apply information. Case-based learning, clinical simulations, practice and feedback are identified as effective educational techniques. Didactic techniques that involve passive instruction, such as reading or lecture, have been found to have little or no impact on learning outcomes. Repetitive interventions, rather than single interventions, were shown to be superior for learning outcomes. Settings similar to the workplace improved skill acquisition and performance. Computer-based learning can be equally or more effective than live instruction and more cost efficient if effective techniques are used. Effective techniques can lead to improvements in knowledge and skill outcomes and clinical practice behaviours, but there is less evidence directly linking CPE to improved clinical outcomes. Very limited quality data are available from low- to middle-income countries. Conclusions Educational techniques are critical to learning outcomes. Targeted, repetitive interventions can result in better learning outcomes. Setting should be selected to support relevant and realistic practice and increase efficiency. Media should be selected based on the potential to support effective educational techniques and efficiency of instruction. CPE can lead to improved learning outcomes if effective techniques are used. Limited data indicate that there may also be an effect on improving clinical practice behaviours. The research agenda calls for well-constructed evaluations of culturally appropriate combinations of technique, setting, frequency and media, developed for and tested among all levels of health workers in low- and middle-income countries. PMID:24083659

2013-01-01

362

Estimating Net Primary Productivity Using Satellite and Ancillary Data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The net primary productivity (C) or annual rate of carbon accumulation per unit ground area by terrestrial plant communities is the difference of the rate of gross photosynthesis (A(sub g)) and autotrophic respiration (R) per unit ground area. Although available observations show that R is a large and variable fraction of A(sub g), viz., 0.3 to 0.7, it is generally recognized that much uncertainties exist in this fraction due to difficulties associated with the needed measurements. Additional uncertainties arise when these measurements are extrapolated to regional or global land surface using empirical equations, for example, using regression equations relating C to mean annual precipitation and air temperature. Here, a process-based approach has been taken to calculate A(sub g) and R using satellite and ancillary data. A(sub g) has been expressed as a product of radiation use efficiency, magnitude of intercepted photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), and normalized by stresses due to soil water shortage and air temperature away from the optimum range. A biophysical model has been used to determine the radiation use efficiency from the maximum rate of carbon assimilation by a leaf, foliage temperature, and the fraction of diffuse PAR incident on a canopy. All meteorological data (PAR, air temperature, precipitation, etc.) needed for the calculation are derived from satellite observations, while a land use, land cover data (based on satellite and ground measurements) have been used to assess the maximum rate of carbon assimilation by a leaf of varied cover type based on field measurements. R has been calculated as the sum of maintenance and growth components. The maintenance respiration of foliage and live fine roots at a standard temperature of different land cover has been determined from their nitrogen content using field and satellite measurements, while that of living fraction of woody stem (viz., sapwood) from the seasonal maximum leaf area index as determined from satellite observations. These maintenance respiration values were then adjusted to that corresponding to air temperature according to a prescribed non-linear variation of respiration with temperature. The growth respiration has been calculated from the difference of Ag and maintenance respiration, according to the two-compartment model. The results of calculations will be reported for 36 consecutive months (1987-1989) over large contiguous areas (ca. 10(exp 5) sq km) Of agricultural land and tropical humid evergreen forests, and compared with available field data.

Choudhury, B. J.; Houser, Paul (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

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Estimating Next Primary Productivity using Satellite and Ancillary Data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The net primary productivity (C) or annual rate of carbon accumulation per unit ground area by terrestrial plant communities is the difference of the rate of gross photosynthesis (Ag) and autotrophic respiration (R) per unit ground area. Although available observations show that R is a large and variable fraction of Ag, viz., 0.3 to 0.7, it is generally recognized that much uncertainties exist in this fraction due to difficulties associated with the needed measurements. Additional uncertainties arise when these measurements are extrapolated to regional or global land surface using empirical equations, for example, using regression equations relating C to mean annual precipitation and air temperature. Here, a process- based approach has been taken to calculate Ag and R using satellite and ancillary data. Ag has been expressed as a product of radiation use efficiency, magnitude of intercepted photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), and normalized by stresses due to soil water shortage and air temperature away from the optimum range. A biophysical model has been used to determine the radiation use efficiency from the maximum rate of carbon assimilation by a leaf, foliage temperature, and the fraction of diffuse PAR incident on a canopy. All meteorological data (PAR, air temperature, precipitation, etc.) needed for the calculation are derived from satellite observations, while a land use, land cover data (based on satellite and ground measurements) have been used to assess the maximum rate of carbon assimilation by a leaf of varied cover type based on field measurements. R has been calculated as the sum of maintenance and growth components. The maintenance respiration of foliage and live fine roots at a standard temperature of different land cover has been determined from their nitrogen content using field and satellite measurements, while that of living fraction of woody stem (viz., sapwood) from the seasonal maximum leaf area index as determined from satellite observations. These maintenance respiration values were then adjusted to that corresponding to air temperature according to a prescribed non-linear variation of respiration with temperature. The growth respiration has been calculated from the difference of Ag and maintenance respiration, according to the two-compartment model. The results of calculations will be reported for 36 consecutive months (1987-1989) over large contiguous areas (ca. 105 km2) of agricultural land and tropical humid evergreen forests, and compared with available field data.

Choudhury, B. J.

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Current Status and Future Prospects for the Assessment of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services: A Systematic Review  

PubMed Central

Background Research on ecosystem services has grown exponentially during the last decade. Most of the studies have focused on assessing and mapping terrestrial ecosystem services highlighting a knowledge gap on marine and coastal ecosystem services (MCES) and an urgent need to assess them. Methodology/Principal Findings We reviewed and summarized existing scientific literature related to MCES with the aim of extracting and classifying indicators used to assess and map them. We found 145 papers that specifically assessed marine and coastal ecosystem services from which we extracted 476 indicators. Food provision, in particular fisheries, was the most extensively analyzed MCES while water purification and coastal protection were the most frequently studied regulating and maintenance services. Also recreation and tourism under the cultural services was relatively well assessed. We highlight knowledge gaps regarding the availability of indicators that measure the capacity, flow or benefit derived from each ecosystem service. The majority of the case studies was found in mangroves and coastal wetlands and was mainly concentrated in Europe and North America. Our systematic review highlighted the need of an improved ecosystem service classification for marine and coastal systems, which is herein proposed with definitions and links to previous classifications. Conclusions/Significance This review summarizes the state of available information related to ecosystem services associated with marine and coastal ecosystems. The cataloging of MCES indicators and the integrated classification of MCES provided in this paper establish a background that can facilitate the planning and integration of future assessments. The final goal is to establish a consistent structure and populate it with information able to support the implementation of biodiversity conservation policies. PMID:23844080

Liquete, Camino; Piroddi, Chiara; Drakou, Evangelia G.; Gurney, Leigh; Katsanevakis, Stelios; Charef, Aymen; Egoh, Benis

2013-01-01

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Systematic review of facility-based sexual and reproductive health services for female sex workers in Africa  

PubMed Central

Background Several biological, behavioural, and structural risk factors place female sex workers (FSWs) at heightened risk of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other adverse sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes. FSW projects in many settings have demonstrated effective ways of altering this risk, improving the health and wellbeing of these women. Yet the optimum delivery model of FSW projects in Africa is unclear. This systematic review describes intervention packages, service-delivery models, and extent of government involvement in these services in Africa. Methods On 22 November 2012, we searched Web of Science and MEDLINE, without date restrictions, for studies describing clinical and non-clinical facility-based SRH prevention and care services for FSWs in low- and middle-income countries in Africa. We also identified articles in key non-indexed journals and on websites of international organizations. A single reviewer screened titles and abstracts, and extracted data from articles using standardised tools. Results We located 149 articles, which described 54 projects. Most were localised and small-scale; focused on research activities (rather than on large-scale service delivery); operated with little coordination, either nationally or regionally; and had scanty government support (instead a range of international donors generally funded services). Almost all sites only addressed HIV prevention and STIs. Most services distributed male condoms, but only 10% provided female condoms. HIV services mainly encompassed HIV counselling and testing; few offered HIV care and treatment such as CD4 testing or antiretroviral therapy (ART). While STI services were more comprehensive, periodic presumptive treatment was only provided in 11 instances. Services often ignored broader SRH needs such as family planning, cervical cancer screening, and gender-based violence services. Conclusions Sex work programmes in Africa have limited coverage and a narrow scope of services and are poorly coordinated with broader HIV and SRH services. To improve FSWs’ health and reduce onward HIV transmission, access to ART needs to be addressed urgently. Nevertheless, HIV prevention should remain the mainstay of services. Service delivery models that integrate broader SRH services and address structural risk factors are much needed. Government-led FSW services of high quality and scale would markedly reduce SRH vulnerabilities of FSWs in Africa. PMID:24916010

2014-01-01

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A minority report: homebirth in Australia before and after the 2009 Maternity Services Review.  

PubMed

In 2009 the Australian Federal Government released its Maternity Services Review. Since then, homebirth has been virtually outlawed for those women who are unable to obtain one of the limited places on a publicly funded program. However, homebirth is a valid choice for women and advocating for homebirth does not reflect a desire to "turn back the clock", as regard to the history of birth will show. At its core, the controversy over homebirth is about the control of pregnant women's bodies, particularly when they make a choice about their bodies and their babies which sits outside of the mainstream. While only a minority of Australian women presently plan a homebirth, the issues surrounding the status of homebirth have wider implications for women and illustrate a troubling trend towards restricting choice through legal and administrative back-roads, without proper consideration of the risks or benefits involved. PMID:24218788

Skerman, Jindalae Kim

2013-09-01

367

A Review of Services and Interventions for Runaway and Homeless Youth: Moving Forward  

PubMed Central

Research focused on the impact of community-based services and treatment interventions designed to intervene in the lives of runaway and homeless youth has increased in the last two decades in the U.S. and internationally. In light of the tremendous need for identifying effective strategies to end homelessness and its associated problems among youth, this paper summarizes and critiques the findings of the extant literature including U.S., international, and qualitative studies. Thirty-two papers met criteria for inclusion in the review. Among the conclusions are that comprehensive interventions which target the varied and interconnected needs of these youth and families may be worthy of more study than studies that isolate the intervention focus on one problem. Also, more research incorporating design strategies that increase the reliability and validity of study findings is needed. Other preliminary conclusions and future directions are offered. PMID:20161294

Slesnick, Natasha; Dashora, Pushpanjali; Letcher, Amber; Erdem, Gizem; Serovich, Julianne

2009-01-01

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A review of generalist and specialist community health workers for delivering adolescent health services in sub-Saharan Africa  

PubMed Central

Background The health of adolescents is increasingly seen as an important international priority because the world’s one point eight billion young people (aged 10 to 24 years) accounts for 15.5% of the global burden of disease and are disproportionately located in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Furthermore, an estimated 70% of premature adult deaths are attributable to unhealthy behaviors often initiated in adolescence (such as smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity). In order for health services to reach adolescents in LMICs, innovative service delivery models need to be explored and tested. This paper reviews the literature on generalist and specialist community health workers (CHWs) to assess their potential for strengthening the delivery of adolescent health services. Methods We reviewed the literature on CHWs using Medline (PubMed), EBSCO Global Health, and Global Health Archive. Search terms (n?=?19) were sourced from various review articles and combined with subject heading ‘sub-Saharan Africa’ to identify English language abstracts of original research articles on generalist and specialist CHWs. Results A total of 106 articles, from 1985 to 2012, and representing 24 African countries, matched our search criteria. A single study in sub-Saharan Africa used CHWs to deliver adolescent health services with promising results. Though few comprehensive evaluations of large-scale CHW programs exist, we found mixed evidence to support the use of either generalist or specialist CHW models for delivering adolescent health services. Conclusions This review found that innovative service delivery approaches, such as those potentially offered by CHWs, for adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa are lacking, CHW programs have proliferated despite the absence of high quality evaluations, rigorous studies to establish the comparative effectiveness of generalist versus specialist CHW programs are needed, and further investigation of the role of CHWs in providing adolescent health services in sub-Saharan Africa is warranted. PMID:24160988

2013-01-01

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The influence of social determinants on the use of prevention and health promotion services: Results of a systematic literature review  

PubMed Central

Background: The following analysis aims to determine whether differences in the use of prevention and health promotion services in Germany can be attributed to health inequality between different social status groups measured by education, occupation and income and where certain improvements can be made in health promotion and prevention efforts and research to reduce those differences. Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted using MedPilot to identify relevant articles published between 1998 and 2010 in the Medline, Medizinische Gesundheit, CC Med, Deutsches Ärzteblatt and Sozialmedizin (SOMED) databases, the Hogrefe, Karger, Krause and Pachermegg and Thieme publisher databases, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), the Cochrane Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE), and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Results: A total of 23 empirical studies on the topic of “prevention, health prevention and social inequality” met the criteria for inclusion in the review. 20 of the 23 reviewed studies provided relatively clear evidence of a significant association between higher social status and greater use of prevention and health promotion services. According to the reviewed studies, gender tends to have a greater effect on the use of prevention and health promotion services than characteristics of vertical social inequality. No studies were found dealing with tertiary prevention or using qualitative methods to explore their research questions. Conclusions: Overall, the review shows that there is sufficient evidence for the relationship between social status and the use of prevention and health promotion services and that this association is both significant and relevant. There are, however, a few “blind spots” in research on this topic, such as a lack of studies on tertiary prevention, especially with regards to prevention and health promotion services use among men, as well as general studies on health promotion among men and women. There is also a lack of published intervention studies demonstrating how to better reach the socially disadvantaged. PMID:23133501

Janßen, Christian; Sauter, Stefanie; Kowalski, Christoph

2012-01-01

370

78 FR 55766 - Submission for Review: Civil Service Retirement System Survivor Annuitant Express Pay Application...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Service Retirement System Survivor Annuitant...The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel...comment on an extension, without change...3206-0233, Civil Service Retirement System Survivor Annuitant...appropriate automated, electronic,...

2013-09-11

371

Triage systems for pre-hospital emergency medical services - a systematic review  

PubMed Central

The emergency medical services (EMS) cover initiatives and services established to provide essential medical assistance in situations of acute illness. Triage-methods for systematic prioritizing of patients according to how urgent patients need care, including triage of requests of acute medical treatment, are adopted in hospitals as well as in the pre-hospital settings. This systematic review searched to identify available research on the effects of validated triage systems for use in the pre-hospital EMS on health outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, user-friendliness, resource use, goal achievement, and the quality on the information exchange between the different settings of the EMS (for example the quality of documentation). The specific research questions were: 1) are pre-hospital triage systems effective, 2) is one triage system more effective than others, and 3) is it effective to use the same triage system in two or more settings of the EMS-chain? We conducted a systematic literature search in nine databases up to June 2012. We searched for systematic reviews (SRs), randomized controlled trials (RCTs), non-randomized controlled trials (non-RCTs), controlled before and after studies (CBAs) and interrupted time series analyses (ITSs). Two persons independently reviewed titles and abstracts, and the same persons read all possibly relevant full text articles and rated the methodological quality where relevant. The literature search identified 11011 unique references. A total of 120 publications were read in full text. None of the identified articles fulfilled our inclusion criteria, thus our question on the effects of pre-hospital triage systems, if one system is better than other systems, and the question on effects of using the same triage system in two or more settings of the EMS, remain unanswered. We conclude that there is an evidence gap regarding the effects of pre-hospital triage systems and the effects of using the same triage system in two or more settings of the EMS. The finding does not mean that pre-hospital triage systems are ineffective, but that we lack knowledge about potential effects. When introducing a new assessment tool in the EMS, it is timely to conduct well-planned studies aimed to assess the effect. PMID:23587133

2013-01-01

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Triage systems for pre-hospital emergency medical services - a systematic review.  

PubMed

The emergency medical services (EMS) cover initiatives and services established to provide essential medical assistance in situations of acute illness. Triage-methods for systematic prioritizing of patients according to how urgent patients need care, including triage of requests of acute medical treatment, are adopted in hospitals as well as in the pre-hospital settings. This systematic review searched to identify available research on the effects of validated triage systems for use in the pre-hospital EMS on health outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, user-friendliness, resource use, goal achievement, and the quality on the information exchange between the different settings of the EMS (for example the quality of documentation). The specific research questions were: 1) are pre-hospital triage systems effective, 2) is one triage system more effective than others, and 3) is it effective to use the same triage system in two or more settings of the EMS-chain? We conducted a systematic literature search in nine databases up to June 2012. We searched for systematic reviews (SRs), randomized controlled trials (RCTs), non-randomized controlled trials (non-RCTs), controlled before and after studies (CBAs) and interrupted time series analyses (ITSs). Two persons independently reviewed titles and abstracts, and the same persons read all possibly relevant full text articles and rated the methodological quality where relevant. The literature search identified 11011 unique references. A total of 120 publications were read in full text. None of the identified articles fulfilled our inclusion criteria, thus our question on the effects of pre-hospital triage systems, if one system is better than other systems, and the question on effects of using the same triage system in two or more settings of the EMS, remain unanswered. We conclude that there is an evidence gap regarding the effects of pre-hospital triage systems and the effects of using the same triage system in two or more settings of the EMS. The finding does not mean that pre-hospital triage systems are ineffective, but that we lack knowledge about potential effects. When introducing a new assessment tool in the EMS, it is timely to conduct well-planned studies aimed to assess the effect. PMID:23587133

Lidal, Ingeborg Beate; Holte, Hilde H; Vist, Gunn Elisabeth

2013-01-01

373

A Review on Learning Styles and Critically Thinking Disposition of Pre-Service Science Teachers in Terms of Miscellaneous Variables  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study was carried out in order to review learning styles and critical thinking disposition of pre-service science teachers in terms of sex, grade and age, and to address the relationship between their learning styles and critical thinking disposition. It used Kolb's Inventory of Learning Styles and California Scale of Critical Thinking…

Yenice, Nilgun

2012-01-01

374

Examining Perceptions of the Impact of Child and Family Services Reviews on Training: Reports from State Training Administrators  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article, written for state policy makers, child welfare administrators, and training directors, describes findings from a phone survey of 60 state child welfare training administrators; all 50 states and other governmental jurisdictions were included (92% response rate). The survey examined perceptions of the impact of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) process on the state's training agenda and

Maryann Amodeo; Christiana Bratiotis; Mary Elizabeth Collins

2009-01-01

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Public Health Service, HHS Pt. 66 42 CFR part 52h--Scientific peer review of re-  

E-print Network

415 Public Health Service, HHS Pt. 66 42 CFR part 52h--Scientific peer review of re- search grant--Nondiscrimination on the basis of age in HHS programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance 45 CFR- quirements. 66.111 Suspension, waiver, and cancellation. 66.112 Other HHS regulations and policies that apply

Baker, Chris I.

376

The Internet and Library and Information Services: A Review, Analysis, and Annotated Bibliography. Occasional Papers No. 202.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This work provides a review and analysis of the literature and an annotated bibliography of 446 sources on the Internet and library and information services. The bibliography is divided alphabetically according to the following topics: academic libraries and scholarly research; bibliographies, directories, guides, and glossaries; business…

Liu, Lewis-Guodo

377

Effects of User Fee Exemptions on the Provision and Use of Maternal Health Services: A Review of Literature  

PubMed Central

User fee removal has been put forward as an approach to increasing priority health service utilization, reducing impoverishment, and ultimately reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. However, user fees are a source of facility revenue in many low-income countries, often used for purchasing drugs and supplies and paying incentives to health workers. This paper reviews evidence on the effects of user fee exemptions on maternal health service utilization, service provision, and outcomes, including both supply-side and demand-side effects. We reviewed 19 peer-reviewed research articles addressing user fee exemptions and maternal health services or outcomes published since 1990. Studies were identified through a USAID-commissioned call for evidence, key word search, and screening process. Teams of reviewers assigned criteria-based quality scores to each paper and prepared structured narrative reviews. The grade of the evidence was found to be relatively weak, mainly from short-term, non-controlled studies. The introduction of user fee exemptions appears to have resulted in increased rates of facility-based deliveries and caesarean sections in some contexts. Impacts on maternal and neonatal mortality have not been conclusively demonstrated; exemptions for delivery care may contribute to modest reductions in institutional maternal mortality but the evidence is very weak. User fee exemptions were found to have negative, neutral, or inconclusive effects on availability of inputs, provider motivation, and quality of services. The extent to which user fee revenue lost by facilities is replaced can directly affect service provision and may have unintended consequences for provider motivation. Few studies have looked at the equity effects of fee removal, despite clear evidence that fees disproportionately burden the poor. This review highlights potential and documented benefits (increased use of maternity services) as well as risks (decreased provider motivation and quality) of user fee exemption policies for maternal health services. Governments should link user fee exemption policies with the replacement of lost revenue for facilities as well as broader health system improvements, including facility upgrades, ensured supply of needed inputs, and improved human resources for health. Removing user fees may increase uptake but will not reduce mortality proportionally if the quality of facility-based care is poor. More rigorous evaluations of both demand- and supply-side effects of mature fee exemption programmes are needed.

Makinen, Marty; Madhavan, Supriya; Conlon, Claudia M.

2013-01-01

378

Recommendations for Induction Training for Operators, Craftsmen and Ancillary Workers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These recommendations by the Chemical and Allied Products Industry Training Board of Great Britain concerning employee induction or orientation cover such aspects as pay and pensions, working conditions, discipline, safety, medical services. Topics and time allocations are suggested for the initial interview, the first day, and subsequent…

Chemical and Allied Products Industry Training Board, Staines (England).

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Service user involvement in pre-registration mental health nurse education classroom settings: a review of the literature.  

PubMed

Service user involvement in pre-registration nurse education is now a requirement, yet little is known about how students engage with users in the classroom, how such initiatives are being evaluated, how service users are prepared themselves to teach students, or the potential influence on clinical practice. The aim of this literature review was to bring together published articles on service user involvement in classroom settings in pre-registration mental health nurse education programmes, including their evaluations. A comprehensive review of the literature was carried out via computer search engines and the Internet, as well as a hand search of pertinent journals and references. This produced eight papers that fitted the inclusion criteria, comprising four empirical studies and four review articles, which were then reviewed using a seven-item checklist. The articles revealed a range of teaching and learning strategies had been employed, ranging from exposure to users' personal stories, to students being required to demonstrate awareness of user perspectives in case study presentations, with others involving eLearning and assessment skills initiatives. This review concludes that further longitudinal research is needed to establish the influence of user involvement in the classroom over time. PMID:22296494

Terry, J

2012-11-01

380

Establishing Learning Disability Support Services with Minimal Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ideas are provided for postsecondary institutions with limited resources wishing to increase their services to learning-disabled students. Practical suggestions are offered on how to define service eligibility, provide reasonable accommodations, establish diagnostic testing procedures, maximize existing ancillary equipment and services, market…

Brinckerhoff, Loring C.

1991-01-01

381

Reframing the service environment in the fitness industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Understanding how to be competitive within the fitness industry requires a fundamental awareness of the service environment at the club level. To date, research on the fitness industry has placed considerable focus on the notion of service quality, particularly such elements as equipment, programmes, facilities and ancillary services, and its role in client satisfaction and retention. Recent research suggests that

Eric Macintosh; Alison Doherty

2007-01-01

382

Benthic macrofauna and ancillary data for San Francisco Bay, California, March to November 1987  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Benthic macrofauna and ancillary data were collected during 1987 as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Regional Effects Monitoring Program in San Francisco Bay, California. Data were collected during five cruises at 2-month intervals from March through November. Benthic macrofauna for identification of species and sediment for size analysis were sampled at eight stations. Ancillary data, which consisted of salinity, temperature, dissolved-oxygen concentrations, and suspended sediment, were collected at 12 stations. Salinity and temperature were measured at three stations that coincided with continuous water quality monitors. Abundances and geographical distributions of a newly introduced species of clam were measured. (USGS)

Schemel, Laurence E.; Ota, A.Y.; Harmon, J.G.; Shay, J.M.; Adorado, R.N.

1988-01-01

383

Use of Mobile Phone Text Message Reminders in Health Care Services: A Narrative Literature Review  

PubMed Central

Background Mobile text messages are a widely recognized communication method in societies, as the global penetration of the technology approaches 100% worldwide. Systematic knowledge is still lacking on how the mobile telephone text messaging (short message service, SMS) has been used in health care services. Objective This study aims to review the literature on the use of mobile phone text message reminders in health care. Methods We conducted a systematic literature review of studies on mobile telephone text message reminders. The data sources used were PubMed (MEDLINE), CINAHL, Proquest Databases/ PsycINFO, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Scopus, and hand searching since 2003. Studies reporting the use of SMS intended to remind patients in health services were included. Given the heterogeneity in the studies, descriptive characteristics, purpose of the study, response rates, description of the intervention, dose and timing, instruments, outcome measures, and outcome data from the studies were synthesized using a narrative approach. Results From 911 initial citations, 60 studies were included in the review. The studies reported a variety of use for SMS. Mobile telephone text message reminders were used as the only intervention in 73% (44/60) of the studies, and in 27% (16/60) of the remaining studies, SMS was connected to another comprehensive health intervention system. SMS reminders were sent to different patient groups: patients with HIV/AIDS (15%, 9/60) and diabetes (13%, 8/60) being the most common groups. The response rates of the studies varied from 22-100%. Typically, the text message reminders were sent daily. The time before the specific intervention to be rendered varied from 10 minutes (eg, medication taken) to 2 weeks (eg, scheduled appointment). A wide range of different evaluation methods and outcomes were used to assess the impact of SMS varying from existing databases (eg, attendance rate based on medical records), questionnaires, and physiological measures. About three quarters of the studies (77%, 46/60) reported improved outcomes: adherence to medication or to treatment reportedly improved in 40% (24/60) of the studies, appointment attendance in 18% (11/60) of the studies, and non-attendance rates decreased in 18% (11/60) of the studies. Other positive impacts were decreased amount of missed medication doses, more positive attitudes towards medication, and reductions in treatment interruptions. Conclusions We can conclude that although SMS reminders are used with different patient groups in health care, SMS is less systematically studied with randomized controlled trial study design. Although the amount of evidence for SMS application recommendations is still limited, having 77% (46/60) of the studies showing improved outcomes may indicate its use in health care settings. However, more well-conducted SMS studies are still needed. PMID:25326646

Koivunen, Marita Hannele; Välimäki, Maritta Anneli

2014-01-01

384

75 FR 33220 - Unlicensed Personal Communications Services Devices in the 1920-1930 MHz Band  

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2010-06-11

385

Chronic kidney disease and support provided by home care services: a systematic review  

PubMed Central

Background Chronic diseases, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD), are growing in incidence and prevalence, in part due to an aging population. Support provided through home care services may be useful in attaining a more efficient and higher quality care for CKD patients. Methods A systematic review was performed to identify studies examining home care interventions among adult CKD patients incorporating all outcomes. Studies examining home care services as an alternative to acute, post-acute or hospice care and those for long-term maintenance in patients’ homes were included. Studies with only a home training intervention and those without an applied research component were excluded. Results Seventeen studies (10 cohort, 4 non-comparative, 2 cross-sectional, 1 randomized) examined the support provided by home care services in 15,058 CKD patients. Fourteen studies included peritoneal dialysis (PD), two incorporated hemodialysis (HD) and one included both PD and HD patients in their treatment groups. Sixteen studies focused on the dialysis phase of care in their study samples and one study included information from both the dialysis and pre-dialysis phases of care. Study settings included nine single hospital/dialysis centers and three regional/metropolitan areas and five were at the national level. Studies primarily focused on nurse assisted home care patients and mostly examined PD related clinical outcomes. In PD studies with comparators, peritonitis risks and technique survival rates were similar across home care assisted patients and comparators. The risk of mortality, however, was higher for home care assisted PD patients. While most studies adjusted for age and comorbidities, information about multidimensional prognostic indices that take into account physical, psychological, cognitive, functional and social factors among CKD patients was not easily available. Conclusions Most studies focused on nurse assisted home care patients on dialysis. The majority were single site studies incorporating small patient populations. There are gaps in the literature regarding the utility of providing home care to CKD patients and the impact this has on healthcare resources. PMID:25033891

2014-01-01

386

State of the science review: Advances in pain management in wounded service members over a decade at war.  

PubMed

The pain conditions and comorbidities experienced by injured service members and the challenge of pain management by the military medical system offer a unique opportunity to inform pain management and medical research. In this article, acute and chronic pain issues, current treatment options and limitations, as well as novel approaches to pain management are discussed within the context of combat casualty care, from the battlefield to hospitalization and rehabilitation. This review will also highlight the current pain management limitations that need to be addressed in future clinical and basic science research to improve care for our nation's injured service members. PMID:25159359

Clifford, John L; Fowler, Marcie; Hansen, Jacob J; Cheppudira, Bopiah; Nyland, Jennifer E; Salas, Margaux M; McGhee, Laura L; Petz, Lawrence N; Loyd, Dayna R

2014-09-01

387

Developing new veterinary services in milk quality: a review of a recent mastitis risk management co-development in Australia.  

PubMed

A new veterinary service to promote ongoing, incremental improvements in the risk management of mastitis and milk quality was developed between 2005 and 2008. This was designed to enhance the relationship between the farmer and advisor, as an extension of the Countdown Downunder programme, Australia's national mastitis and milk quality programme. This service was co-developed between the Countdown Downunder programme team and a core development group of veterinarians involved with trialling the service, and farmers and social researchers. The service, known as Countdown MAX, involved advisory input at the planning stage, a written risk management plan, multiple engagements between the farm team and advisor for tracking and re-planning, and a service fee. Risk management resources (modules) were developed to be employed at the drying-off and calving periods, and during lactation. During the development and implementation phase eight veterinary practices conducted Countdown MAX consultations on 55 farms. Eighty-eight Countdown MAX modules were delivered in total, with 55% of farms completing more than one module but only 38% of modules reviewed successfully. A social research project examined the implementation of the Countdown MAX service in participating veterinary practices during the development phase. Findings of the project were that the successful uptake of a new mastitis service into a veterinary practice was enhanced through uptake by practice owners of the concept, the formation of a written practice plan, adequate communication and explanation of the new service to all staff, logistical support for the service within the practice, and transfer of mastitis expertise within the practice. PMID:21328154

Penry, J F; Brightling, P B; Dyson, R S; Paine, M S

2011-01-01

388

Determinants of male involvement in maternal and child health services in sub-Saharan Africa: a review  

PubMed Central

Introduction Male participation is a crucial component in the optimization of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services. This is especially so where prevention strategies to decrease Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are sought. This study aims to identify determinants of male partners’ involvement in MCH activities, focusing specifically on HIV prevention of maternal to child transmission (PMTCT) in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods Literature review was conducted using the following data bases: Pubmed/MEDLINE; CINAHL; EMBASE; COCHRANE; Psych INFORMATION and the websites of the International AIDS Society (IAS), the International AIDS Conference and the International Conference on AIDS in Africa (ICASA) 2011. Results We included 34 studies in this review, which reported on male participation in MCH and PMTCT services. The majority of studies defined male participation as male involvement solely during antenatal HIV testing. Other studies defined male involvement as any male participation in HIV couple counseling. We identified three main determinants for male participation in PMTCT services: 1) Socio-demographic factors such as level of education, income status; 2) health services related factors such as opening hours of services, behavior of health providers and the lack of space to accommodate male partners; and 3) Sociologic factors such as beliefs, attitudes and communication between men and women. Conclusion There are many challenges to increase male involvement/participation in PMTCT services. So far, few interventions addressing these challenges have been evaluated and reported. It is clear however that improvement of antenatal care services by making them more male friendly, and health education campaigns to change beliefs and attitudes of men are absolutely needed. PMID:23171709

2012-01-01

389

Developing an Internationally-Applicable Service Specification for Continence Care: Systematic Review, Evidence Synthesis and Expert Consensus  

PubMed Central

Background Global demographic trends suggest that the incidence of both urinary and faecal incontinence will rise in the coming years, bringing significant health and economic implications for both patients and payers. There is limited organisational evidence to guide payers and providers about service configuration which will deliver efficient guideline-compliant, high-quality patient care. Objectives To create, using evidence from a systematic review, qualitative data and expert consensus an internationally applicable service specification for continence care. Method Evidence was obtained from a systematic and grey literature review of published randomised controlled trials and quasi-experimental studies reporting efficacy of continence service design at the level of the community dwelling patient with either bladder or bowel incontinence, governmental reports and policy frameworks supplemented by data from 47 semi-structured interviews with clinicians, patients, patient-representatives and policy experts from four geographies broadly representative of different healthcare systems. Results A number of themes related to current and potential future organisation of continence care were identified from the data. A modular service specification with eight core components was created including case detection, initial assessment and treatment, case co-ordination, caregiver support, community-based support, specialist assessment and treatment, use of containment products, and use of technology. Within this framework important key recommendations are: ensure robust referral pathways, shift assessment for case coordination to nurses specializing in continence care, promote self-management and technology, use comprehensive assessment tools and service performance targets based on outcome and operational measures. Conclusions This study has defined practice gaps in the provision of continence services and described eight core components of a service specification for incontinence that commissioners and payers of health and social care could consider using to provide high-quality continence care. A shift towards a community-delivered, nurse-led model appears to be associated with clinical and cost-effective care for people with bladder and bowel incontinence. PMID:25121511

Wagg, Adrian S.; Newman, Diane K.; Leichsenring, Kai; van Houten, Paul

2014-01-01

390

The ancillary systems of the European test blanket modules: Configuration and integration in TIER  

Microsoft Academic Search

The conceptual design of the ancillary systems of the European Test Blanket Modules (TBMs), namely the PbLi circuit, the Helium Cooling Systems (HCSs), the Coolant Purification Systems and Tritium Extraction Systems (TESs), is proceeding as per time schedule adopted by the European Domestic Agency for ITER (Fusion for Energy (F4E)). A general description of these systems, based on the present

I. Ricapito; O. Bede; L. V. Boccaccini; A. Ciampichetti; B. Ghidersa; L. Guerrini; R. Lässer; H. Neuberger; Y. Poitevin; J. F. Salavy

2010-01-01

391

Advanced technology for ancillary coal cleaning operations. Technical progress report, September--December, 1987  

SciTech Connect

The work under contract number DE-AC22-87PC97881 is devoted to experimental research and development to investigate the feasibility of novel ancillary coal-cleaning technologies that offer a potential for reduced capital and operating costs. The ancilliary operations that are specifically addressed in this work include pulse enhanced drying, fines reconstitution by extrusion, and hydraulic wave comminution.

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1994-09-01

392

Evaluating MODIS Vegetation Indices as Ancillary Data in the Retrieval of Soil Moisture from Microwave Data  

Microsoft Academic Search

One approach to soil moisture retrieval from remotely sensed microwave data uses single frequency H polarization brightness temperature measurements. This algorithm requires ancillary information to estimate the effective temperature of the surface and the attenuation of the microwave signal by vegetation. When applied on a global basis using spaceborne microwave observations, such as AMSR-E, it is most efficient if the

A. Y. Hsu; T. J. Jackson

2005-01-01

393

Regulatory issues associated with closure of the Hanford AX Tank Farm ancillary equipment  

SciTech Connect

Liquid mixed, high-level radioactive waste has been stored in underground single-shell tanks at the US Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Hanford Site. After retrieval of the waste from the single-shell tanks, the DOE will proceed with closure of the tank farm. The 241-AX Tank Farm includes four one-million gallon single-shell tanks in addition to sluice lines, transfer lines, ventilation headers, risers, pits, cribs, catch tanks, buildings, well and associated buried piping. This equipment is classified as ancillary equipment. This document addresses the requirements for regulatory close of the ancillary equipment in the Hanford Site 241-AX Tank Farm. The options identified for physical closure of the ancillary equipment include disposal in place, disposal in place after treatment, excavation and disposal on site in an empty single-shell tank, and excavation and disposal outside the AX Tank Farm. The document addresses the background of the Hanford Site and ancillary equipment in the AX Tank Farm, regulations for decontamination and decommissioning of radioactively contaminated equipment, requirements for the cleanup and disposal of radioactive wastes, cleanup and disposal requirements governing hazardous and mixed waste, and regulatory requirements and issues associated with each of the four physical closure options. This investigation was conducted by the Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, during Fiscal Year 1998 for the Hanford Tanks Initiative Project.

Becker, D.L.

1998-09-02

394

Provision of Ancillary Medications during Buprenorphine Detoxification Does Not improve Treatment Outcomes  

PubMed Central

For opioid-dependent individuals, recovery efforts begin with a period of withdrawal that typically include discomfort from symptoms, possibly precipitating a return to drug use. The study described here investigated whether the provision of ancillary medications for opioid withdrawal symptoms affects treatment outcomes in 139 participants receiving buprenorphine in a 13-day detoxification trial. Outcome measures include the number of opioid-free urine samples collected and retention in treatment. Ancillary medications were provided to 70% of participants: 59% received medication for insomnia, 45% for anxiety, 40% for bone pain, 35% for nausea, and 28% for diarrhea. Findings indicate no difference in the number of opioid-free urine samples between the group receiving ancillary medication and the group who did not, although tests of specific ancillary medications indicate that those who received diarrhea medication had fewer opioid-free urines than those who did not (p = 0.004). Results also indicate that participants attended fewer days of treatment if they received anxiety, nausea, or diarrhea medication compared to no medication (all p values < .05). PMID:20390696

Hillhouse, Maureen; Domier, Catherine P.; Chim, David; Ling, Walter

2009-01-01

395

GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH NEWS #15: WORKSHOP ON ANCILLARY BENEFITS AND COSTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGIES  

EPA Science Inventory

EPA's Global Change Research Program is co-sponsoring a three-day workshop to examine possible ancillary benefits of climate change adaptation and mitigation policies. The goals of the workshop are: (1)to establish a common basis of understanding about the conceptual and empiric...

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77 FR 63416 - Senior Executive Service; Departmental Offices Performance Review Board Members  

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2012-10-16

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76 FR 69797 - Senior Executive Service Departmental Offices Performance Review Board.  

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2011-11-09

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75 FR 43168 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Service...  

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2010-07-23

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75 FR 13129 - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Sales Practice...  

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2010-03-18

400

Review of a community-based youth counselling service in Ireland  

Microsoft Academic Search

The structure and operation of a community-based youth counselling service operated by the Kildare Youth Services (KYS), Ireland, are examined with a view to highlighting the preventative nature of such a service. Presenting problems are explored, in the context of the wider social milieu. Particularly, recent trends in sexual behaviour, substance abuse and child sexual abuse are examined. Interviews were

Kevin Lalor; Sinead O'Dwyer; Denis McCrann

2006-01-01

401

Transition to total one-stop wide-awake hand surgery service-audit: a retrospective review  

PubMed Central

Objectives To document the transition to a totally one-stop (patient seen and treated in one appointment) wide-awake (local anaesthesia only) hand surgery service. Design Retrospective review of 10 year service with detailed analysis of last 1000 cases including process and cost-effectiveness and efficiency analysis. Setting Purpose-built CQC-certified day-case surgical facility where we have pioneered the UK's first totally one-stop wide-awake orthopaedic service. Participants Approximately five thousand orthopaedic patients treated in the last ten years. Main outcome measures Surgical outcomes, patient satisfaction and cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Results The OSWA model is safe, efficient and effective; with a low complication rate, extremely high patient satisfaction; and cost-savings to the NHS of 50–75% of the national tariff. The service saved the NHS approximately £750,000 for the 1000 cases presented; and over £2 million since the inception of the service. Conclusions A totally one-stop wide-awake hand surgery service is a practicable and feasible alternative to the conventional treatment pathway with benefits in terms of efficiency and cost-effectiveness. PMID:22715424

Bismil, MSK; Bismil, QMK; Harding, David; Harris, Phillip; Lamyman, Elaine; Sansby, Lizzie

2012-01-01

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43 CFR 2806.41 - How will BLM calculate rent for communication facilities ancillary to a linear grant or other use...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...How will BLM calculate rent for communication facilities ancillary to a linear...POLICY MANAGEMENT ACT Rents Communication Site Rights-Of-Way § 2806...will BLM calculate rent for communication facilities ancillary to a...

2014-10-01

403

Cost of elective surgery and utilization of ancillary services in teaching hospitals.  

PubMed Central

Measures of surgical utilization studied are the number of elective tests performed preoperatively and the total cost per case. The unit of analysis is a matched pair of patients who underwent the same elective procedure, one a Veterans Administration patient, and the other a municipal or voluntary hospital patient. Federal ownership of the hospital ahd the strongest impact on tests and cost per case. On average, costs for the VA patients were 52 percent more per case. The foreign medical graduate variable had a large positive (inflationary) effect on the number of tests, but a slight downward influence in the cost regressions. The fraction of surgeons with faculty appointments had a strong negative (curtailing) impact on elective testing, but an upward influence on cost per case. Additional variables such as age, average laboratory turnaround time, and fraction of the medical school's students doing their surgical clerkship at the hospital ahd a slight upward influence on utilization. The three policy issues raised in the study involve changing the hospital reimbursement incentives, targeting continuing education programs to categories of staff that need it most, and redistributing faculty and students. PMID:528222

Eastaugh, S R

1979-01-01

404

Analysis and characterization of ancillary service demand response strategies for variable air volume HVAC systems  

E-print Network

Output variability and prediction difficulties with respect to solar and wind electricity resources increase the requirement of grid-scale reserve capacity and add strain to existing firm generators used for reserves and ...

Blum, David H. (David Henry)

2013-01-01

405

Evaluation research in occupational health services: general principles and a systematic review of empirical studies  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES: To study the nature and extent of evaluation research in occupational health services (OHSs). METHODS: Literature review of evaluation research in OHSs. On the basis of a conceptual model of OHS evaluation, empirical studies are categorised into aspects of input, process, output, outcome, and OHS core activities. RESULTS: Many methods to evaluate OHSs or OHS activities exist, depending on the objective and object of evaluation. The amount of empirical studies on evaluation of OHSs or OHS activities that met the non-restrictive inclusion criteria, was remarkably limited. Most of the 52 studies were more descriptive than evaluative. The methodological quality of most studies was not high. A differentiated picture of the evidence of effectiveness of OHSs arises. Occupational health consultations and occupational rehabilitation are hardly studied despite much time spent on the consultation by occupational physicians in most countries. The lack of effectiveness and efficiency of the pre-employment examination should lead to its abandonment as a means of selection of personnel by OHSs. Periodic health monitoring or surveillance, and education on occupational health hazards can be carried out with reasonable process quality. Identification and evaluation of occupational health hazards by a workplace survey can be done with a high output quality, which, however, does not guarantee a favourable outcome. CONCLUSIONS: Although rigorous study designs are not always applicable or feasible in daily practice, much more effort should be directed at the scientific evaluation of OHSs and OHS instruments. To develop evidence-based occupational health care the quality of evaluation studies should be improved. In particular, process and outcome of consultation and rehabilitation activities of occupational physicians need to be studied more.   PMID:10474531

Hulshof, C. T.; Verbeek, J. H.; van Dijk, F. J.; van der Weide, W. E.; Braam, I. T.

1999-01-01

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77 FR 77001 - Comprehensive Review of Licensing and Operating Rules for Satellite Services  

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2012-12-31

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2011-11-15

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2012-10-25

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2011-10-18

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2012-04-10

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How Effective Are Short Message Service Reminders at Increasing Clinic Attendance? A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review  

PubMed Central

Background and Objectives In the last few years there has been a steady uptake of mobile phone short message service (SMS) reminders to increase medical attendance rates. We undertook a review of studies that assessed the effectiveness of SMS reminders at increasing the uptake of appointments in health care settings. Methods We reviewed studies which involved a comparison of appointment attendance rates between patients who did and did not receive SMS reminders published prior to June 2010. We used meta-analysis methods to calculate the overall effect on attendance rates, stratified by study design and clinic type. Results The review criteria were met by 18 reports, made up of eight randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 10 controlled observational studies. Across all studies, there was significant heterogeneity in the estimated effect measure of the relationship between use of SMS reminders and clinic attendance (I2 = 90 percent; p < .01), so a summary effect estimate was not calculated. Stratification by study design showed that the heterogeneity was due to the observational studies. The summary effect from the RCTs was 1.48 (95% CI: 1.23–1.72) with no significant subgroup differences by clinic type (primary care clinics, hospital outpatient clinics), message timing (24, 48, and 72+ hours before the scheduled appointment), and target age group (pediatric, older). Conclusions Short message service reminders in health care settings substantially increase the likelihood of attending clinic appointments. SMS reminders appear to be a simple and efficient option for health services to use to improve service delivery, as well as resulting in health benefits for the patients who receive the reminders. PMID:22091980

Guy, Rebecca; Hocking, Jane; Wand, Handan; Stott, Sam; Ali, Hammad; Kaldor, John

2012-01-01

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Reviews  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

BOOK REVIEW Search for Life BOOK REVIEW Health Physics BOOK REVIEW Language and Literacy in Science Education BOOK REVIEW Science Web Reader—Physics Correction GCSE BOOK REVIEW Physics for Higher Tier GCSE BOOK REVIEW Modular Science GCSE BOOK REVIEW Modular Science for AQA: Foundation level and Higher level GCSE BOOK REVIEW Physics for OCR A GCSE BOOK REVIEW Physics Matters, 3rd edition GCSE BOOK REVIEW Physics GCSE BOOK REVIEW Science Foundations: Physics (new edition) GCSE BOOK REVIEW Target Science: Physics Foundation Tier GCSE BOOK REVIEW Target Science: Physics Foundation Tier: AQA WEB WATCH Medical physics organizations

2001-11-01

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What Determines Consumers’ Ratings of Service Providers? An Exploratory Study of Online Traveler Reviews  

Microsoft Academic Search

Online reviews are important sources of information for travelers. However, existing academic understanding of these popular information sources in the tourism and hospitality domain is relatively weak. In this study, we explore the patterns and features of online reviews extracted from a popular travel-advisory website. We consider factors such as numerical rating distribution, amount of information in the reviews and

Pradeep Racherla; Daniel J. Connolly; Natasa Christodoulidou

2012-01-01

415

Is Telephone Review Feasible and Potentially Effective in Low Vision Services?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Demographic transformations within the UK population combine to contribute to a substantial increase in demand for low vision (LV) services, creating a pressing need to reconsider the appropriate methods for service provision. In this study, we evaluate the feasibility of using telephone triage to assess the need for, and timing of, LV…

Parkes, Claire; Lennon, Julie; Harper, Robert

2013-01-01

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In-service fatigue failure of engineered products and structures – Case study review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Service failure of engineered products and structures can occur by cyclic application of stresses (or strains), the magnitude of which would be insufficient to cause failure when applied singly. As a failure mechanism, fatigue involves initiation and gradual growth of cracks until the remaining section of material can no longer support the applied service load. Typically, both metallic and polymeric

Colin R Gagg; Peter R Lewis

2009-01-01

417

Examining ways in which contact opportunities associated with transfers might help identify vulnerable households and link them with social welfare services: A systematic review of the literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review sets out to examine the published literature, exploring ways in which contact opportunities associated with cash transfers might help to identify vulnerable households and link them with social welfare services. Social welfare is a very broad construct, ranging from formalized social work provision to an array of service-type encounters, which could fall under the wide umbrella of social

Lorraine Sherr; Anna Rodgers; Rebecca Varrall; Joanne Mueller; Michelle Adato

2009-01-01

418

The Role of Ancillary Ligands in Iridium(III) Complexes for Blue OLEDs  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, new deep blue emitting mixed ligand iridium(III) complexes comprising one cyclometalating, two phosphines trans to each other and two cis-ancillary ligands, such as Ir{(CF3)2Meppy}(PPh3)2(H)(Cl), [Ir{(CF3)2Meppy}(PPh3)2(H)(NCMe)] and Ir{(CF3)2Meppy} (PPh3)2(H)(CN), [(CF3)2Meppy = 2-(3?,5?-bis-trifluoromethylphenyl)-4-methylpyridine] were synthesized and studied to tune the phosphorescence wavelength to the deep blue region and to enhance the luminescence efficiencies. We investigate the strong field capabilities of ancillary

Ho Wan Ham; In June Kim; Young Sik Kim

2009-01-01

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The TIGRESS Integrated Plunger ancillary systems for electromagnetic transition rate studies at TRIUMF  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The TIGRESS Integrated Plunger device is a new experimental tool for nuclear structure investigations via gamma-ray spectroscopy with post-accelerated beams from the ISAC-II facility at TRIUMF. Several ancillary detection systems integral to the device's capabilities for charged-particle tagging and light-ion identification following a variety of nuclear reaction mechanisms have been constructed and characterized. In particular, a silicon PIN diode wall, an annular silicon segmented detector, and a CsI(Tl) scintillator wall have together enabled particle-gamma correlations for reaction channel selectivity and precision kinematic reconstruction in recent measurements. We highlight the construction, characteristics, and implementation of the device's ancillary detectors as they enable a rich set of electromagnetic transition rate measurements via Doppler-shift lifetime techniques and low-energy Coulomb excitation.

Voss, P.; Henderson, R.; Andreoiu, C.; Ashley, R.; Austin, R. A. E.; Ball, G. C.; Bender, P. C.; Bey, A.; Cheeseman, A.; Chester, A.; Cross, D. S.; Drake, T. E.; Garnsworthy, A. B.; Hackman, G.; Holland, R.; Ketelhut, S.; Kowalski, P.; Krücken, R.; Laffoley, A. T.; Leach, K. G.; Miller, D.; Mills, W. J.; Moukaddam, M.; Pearson, C. J.; Pore, J.; Rand, E. T.; Rajabali, M. M.; Rizwan, U.; Shoults, J.; Starosta, K.; Svensson, C. E.; Tardiff, E.; Unsworth, C.; Van Wieren, K.; Wang, Z.-M.; Williams, J.

2014-05-01

420

Dengue vector-control services: how do they work? A systematic literature review and country case studies.  

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The increasing incidence and geographic expansion of dengue suggest limitations of vector-control operations. We undertook an analysis of services with two methods: a systematic literature review; and case studies (stakeholder interviews, questionnaires) in Brazil, Guatemala, The Philippines and Viet Nam. In the systematic literature review there were only a few studies (strict criteria, 9 studies; less strict criteria, a further 16 studies and 3 guidelines). Of the 9 studies, 3 showed little change of control operations over time but did show strategic changes (decentralisation, intersectoral collaboration). Staffing levels, capacity building, management and organisation, funding and community engagement were insufficient. The case studies confirmed most of this information: (1) a lack of personnel (entomologists, social scientists, operational vector-control staff); (2) a lack of technical expertise at decentralised levels of services; (3) insufficient budgets; (4) inadequate geographical coverage; (5) interventions relying mostly on insecticides; (6) difficulties in engaging communities; (7) little capacity building; (8) almost no monitoring and evaluation. Stakeholders' doubts about service effectiveness were widespread, but interventions were assumed to be effective with increased resources. The analysis underlined the need for: operational standards; evidence-based selection/delivery of combinations of interventions; development/application of monitoring and evaluation tools; needs-driven capacity building. PMID:20400169

Horstick, Olaf; Runge-Ranzinger, Silvia; Nathan, Michael B; Kroeger, Axel

2010-06-01

421

Science Enabling Roles and Services of SPDF  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The current Heliophysics Science Data Management Policy defines the roles of the Space Physics Data Facility (SPDF) project as a heliophysics active Final Archive, a focus for critical data infrastructure services and a center of excellence for data and ancillary information services. This presentation will highlight some of our current activities and our understanding of why and how our services are useful to researchers, as well as SPDF's programmatic emphasis in the coming year. We will discuss how. in cooperation with the Heliophysics Virtual discipline Observatories (VxOs), we are working closely with the RBSP and MMS mission teams to support their decisions to use CDF as a primary format for their public data products, to leverage the ongoing data flows and capabilities of CDAWeb (directly and through external clients such as Autoplot) to serve their data in a multi-mission context and to use SSCWeb to assist community science planning and analysis. Among other current activities, we will also discuss and demonstrate our continuing effort to make the Virtual Space Physics Observatory (VSPO) service comprehensive in all significant and NASA relevant heliophysics data. The OMNI and OMNI High Resolution datasets remain current and heavily cited in publications. We are expanding our FTP file services to include online archived non-CDF data from all active missions, which is a re-hosting of this function from NSSDC's FTP site. We have extended the definitions of time in CDF to unambiguously and consistently handle leap seconds. We are improving SSCWeb for much faster per1ormance, more capabilities and a web services inter1ace to Query functionality. We will also review how CDAWeb data can be easily accessed within IDL and new features in CDAWeb.

McGuire, Robert E.; Bilitza, Dieter; Candey, Robert M.; Chimiak, Reine A.; Cooper, John F.; Garcia, Leonard N.; Harris, Bernard T.; Johnson, Rita C.; King, Joseph H.; Kovalick, Tamara J.; Lal, Nand; Leckner, Howard A.; Liu, Michael H.; Papitashvili, Natalia E.; Roberts, D. Aaron

2011-01-01

422

Science Enabling Roles and Services of SPDF  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The current Heliophysics Science Data Management Policy defines the roles of the Space Physics Data Facility (SPDF) project as a heliophysics active Final Archive, a focus for critical data infrastructure services and a center of excellence for data and ancillary information services. This presentation will highlight some of our current activities and our understanding of why and how our services are useful to researchers, as well as SPDF's programmatic emphasis in the coming year. We will discuss how, in cooperation with the Heliophysics Virtual discipline Observatories (VxOs), we are working closely with the RBSP and MMS mission teams to support their decisions to use CDF as a primary format for their public data products, to leverage the ongoing data flows and capabilities of CDAWeb (directly and through external clients such as Autoplot) to serve their data in a multi-mission context and to use SSCWeb to assist community science planning and analysis. Among other current activities, we will also discuss and demonstrate our continuing effort to make the Virtual Space Physics Observatory (VSPO) service comprehensive in all significant and NASA relevant heliophysics data. The OMNI and OMNI High Resolution datasets remain current and heavily cited in publications. We are expanding our FTP file services to include online archived non-CDF data from all active missions, which is a re-hosting of this function from NSSDC's FTP site. We have extended the definitions of time in CDF to unambiguously and consistently handle leap seconds. We are improving SSCWeb for much faster performance, more capabilities and a web services interface to Query functionality. We will also review how CDAWeb data can be easily accessed within IDL and new features in CDAWeb.

McGuire, R. E.; Bilitza, D.; Candey, R. M.; Chimiak, R. A.; Cooper, J. F.; Garcia, L. N.; Harris, B. T.; Johnson, R. C.; King, J. H.; Kovalick, T. J.; Lal, N.; Leckner, H. A.; Liu, M. H.; Papitashvili, N. E.; Roberts, D.

2011-12-01

423

Theoretical study of new blue iridium complexes comprising a bipyridine derivative and various ancillary ligands.  

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New blue emitting ligand Iridium(III) complexes with two phosphines trans to each other and two ancillary ligands, such as Ir(dfpypy)(PPh3)2(H)(CI) and Ir(dfpypy)(PPh3)2(H)(CN), [dfpypy = 2,6-difluoro-3-(pyridin-2-yl)pyridine] were designed and studied to tune the phosphorescence wavelength to the deep blue region and to enhance the luminescence efficiencies. To gain insight into the factors responsible for the emission color change and the different luminescence efficiency, we performed the DFT and TD-DFT calculations on the ground and excited states of these phosphors. (1) The fluorine-substituted dfpypy ligand lower the HOMO energy levels because a N of the pyridyl ligand is more electronegative than a C of the nonsubstituted phenyl ligand and also (2) mono-cyclometalated Iridium(III) complexes using two phosphines trans to each other increased HOMO-LUMO gap by strong field effects of ancillary ligands. From these results, we discuss how the dfpypy ligand and the ancillary ligand influences the emission peak as well as the metal to ligand charge transfer (MLCT) transition efficiency. As the maximum emission spectra of FIrpic known as blue phosphorescence material is about 475 nm. The resulting Iridium(III) complexes, Ir(dfpypy)(PPh3)2(H)(CN), would appear pure blue region about 415 nm with more intensified efficiency. PMID:24758024

Park, Se Won; Kim, Young Sik

2014-07-01

424

Factors and Models Associated with the amount of Hospital Care Services as Demanded by Hospitalized Patients: A Systematic Review  

PubMed Central

Background Hospitals are constantly being challenged to provide high-quality care despite ageing populations, diminishing resources, and budgetary restraints. While the costs of care depend on the patients' needs, it is not clear which patient characteristics are associated with the demand for care and inherent costs. The aim of this study was to ascertain which patient-related characteristics or models can predict the need for medical and nursing care in general hospital settings. Methods We systematically searched MEDLINE, Embase, Business Source Premier and CINAHL. Pre-defined eligibility criteria were used to detect studies that explored patient characteristics and health status parameters associated to the use of hospital care services for hospitalized patients. Two reviewers independently assessed study relevance, quality with the STROBE instrument, and performed data analysis. Results From 2,168 potentially relevant articles, 17 met our eligibility criteria. These showed a large variety of factors associated with the use of hospital care services; models were found in only three studies. Age, gender, medical and nursing diagnoses, severity of illness, patient acuity, comorbidity, and complications were the characteristics found the most. Patient acuity and medical and nursing diagnoses were the most influencing characteristics. Models including medical or nursing diagnoses and patient acuity explain the variance in the use of hospital care services for at least 56.2%, and up to 78.7% when organizational factors were added. Conclusions A larger variety of factors were found to be associated with the use of hospital care services. Models that explain the extent to which hospital care services are used should contain patient characteristics, including patient acuity, medical or nursing diagnoses, and organizational and staffing characteristics, e.g., hospital size, organization of care, and the size and skill mix of staff. This would enable healthcare managers at different levels to evaluate hospital care services and organize or reorganize patient care. PMID:24878506

van Oostveen, Catharina J.; Ubbink, Dirk T.; Huis in het Veld, Judith G.; Bakker, Piet J.; Vermeulen, Hester

2014-01-01

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Recovery Act Weekly Video: 200 Area Asbestos Removal, U-Ancillary Demolition, 200 West Transfer Building Footings  

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A weekly update of the Recovery Act at work. Demolition of U-Ancillary that was contaminated with uranium and asbestos as well as removing asbestos from the Steam Generation Plant in the 200 East Area.

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2012-06-14

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Choosing the right laboratory: A review of clinical and forensic toxicology services for urine drug testing in pain management.  

PubMed

Urine drug testing (UDT) services are provided by a variety of clinical, forensic, and reference/specialty laboratories. These UDT services differ based on the principal activity of the laboratory. Clinical laboratories provide testing primarily focused on medical care (eg, emergency care, inpatients, and outpatient clinics), whereas forensic laboratories perform toxicology tests related to postmortem and criminal investigations, and drug-free workplace programs. Some laboratories now provide UDT specifically designed for monitoring patients on chronic opioid therapy. Accreditation programs for clinical laboratories have existed for nearly half a century, and a federal certification program for drug-testing laboratories was established in the 1980s. Standards of practice for forensic toxicology services other than workplace drug testing have been established in recent years. However, no accreditation program currently exists for UDT in pain management, and this review considers several aspects of laboratory accreditation and certification relevant to toxicology services, with the intention to provide guidance to clinicians in their selection of the appropriate laboratory for UDT surveillance of their patients on opioid therapy. PMID:25750163

Reisfield, Gary M; Goldberger, Bruce A; Bertholf, Roger L

2015-01-01

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A Review of the Literature on Rural and Remote Pre-Service Teacher Preparation with a Focus on Blended and E-Learning Models  

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Purpose: To review a broad array of current literature related to pre-service teacher education offered in blended and e-learning formats, with a focus on rural and remote teacher education. Results: The range of literature that we have surveyed is broad. We have consulted peer-reviewed academic journals, books, conference proceedings, government…

Eaton, Sarah Elaine; Dressler, Roswita; Gereluk, Dianne

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442

[Ecosystem services evaluation based on geographic information system and remote sensing technology: a review].  

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Ecosystem services evaluation is a hot topic in current ecosystem management, and has a close link with human beings welfare. This paper summarized the research progress on the evaluation of ecosystem services based on geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) technology, which could be reduced to the following three characters, i. e., ecological economics theory is widely applied as a key method in quantifying ecosystem services, GIS and RS technology play a key role in multi-source data acquisition, spatiotemporal analysis, and integrated platform, and ecosystem mechanism model becomes a powerful tool for understanding the relationships between natural phenomena and human activities. Aiming at the present research status and its inadequacies, this paper put forward an "Assembly Line" framework, which was a distributed one with scalable characteristics, and discussed the future development trend of the integration research on ecosystem services evaluation based on GIS and RS technologies. PMID:22384609

Li, Wen-Jie; Zhang, Shi-Huang; Wang, Hui-Min

2011-12-01

443

The implications of the feminization of the primary care physician workforce on service supply: a systematic review  

PubMed Central

There is a widespread perception that the increasing proportion of female physicians in most developed countries is contributing to a primary care service shortage because females work less and provide less patient care compared with their male counterparts. There has, however, been no comprehensive investigation of the effects of primary care physician (PCP) workforce feminization on service supply. We undertook a systematic review to examine the current evidence that quantifies the effect of feminization on time spent working, intensity and scope of work, and practice characteristics. We searched Medline, Embase, and Web of Science from 1991 to 2013 using variations of the terms ‘primary care’, ‘women’, ‘manpower’, and ‘supply and distribution’; screened the abstracts of all articles; and entered those meeting our inclusion criteria into a data abstraction tool. Original research comparing male to female PCPs on measures of years of practice, time spent working, intensity of work, scope of work, or practice characteristics was included. We screened 1,271 unique abstracts and selected 74 studies for full-text review. Of these, 34 met the inclusion criteria. Years of practice, hours of work, intensity of work, scope of work, and practice characteristics featured in 12%, 53%, 42%, 50%, and 21% of studies respectively. Female PCPs self-report fewer hours of work than male PCPs, have fewer patient encounters, and deliver fewer services, but spend longer with their patients during a contact and deal with more separate presenting problems in one visit. They write fewer prescriptions but refer to diagnostic services and specialist physicians more often. The studies included in this review suggest that the feminization of the workforce is likely to have a small negative impact on the availability of primary health care services, and that the drivers of observed differences between male and female PCPs are complex and nuanced. The true scale of the impact of these findings on future effective physician supply is difficult to determine with currently available evidence, given that few studies looked at trends over time, and results from those that did are inconsistent. Additional research examining gender differences in practice patterns and scope of work is warranted. PMID:24898264

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The implications of the feminization of the primary care physician workforce on service supply: a systematic review.  

PubMed

There is a widespread perception that the increasing proportion of female physicians in most developed countries is contributing to a primary care service shortage because females work less and provide less patient care compared with their male counterparts. There has, however, been no comprehensive investigation of the effects of primary care physician (PCP) workforce feminization on service supply. We undertook a systematic review to examine the current evidence that quantifies the effect of feminization on time spent working, intensity and scope of work, and practice characteristics. We searched Medline, Embase, and Web of Science from 1991 to 2013 using variations of the terms 'primary care', 'women', 'manpower', and 'supply and distribution'; screened the abstracts of all articles; and entered those meeting our inclusion criteria into a data abstraction tool. Original research comparing male to female PCPs on measures of years of practice, time spent working, intensity of work, scope of work, or practice characteristics was included. We screened 1,271 unique abstracts and selected 74 studies for full-text review. Of these, 34 met the inclusion criteria. Years of practice, hours of work, intensity of work, scope of work, and practice characteristics featured in 12%, 53%, 42%, 50%, and 21% of studies respectively. Female PCPs self-report fewer hours of work than male PCPs, have fewer patient encounters, and deliver fewer services, but spend longer with their patients during a contact and deal with more separate presenting problems in one visit. They write fewer prescriptions but refer to diagnostic services and specialist physicians more often. The studies included in this review suggest that the feminization of the workforce is likely to have a small negative impact on the availability of primary health care services, and that the drivers of observed differences between male and female PCPs are complex and nuanced. The true scale of the impact of these findings on future effective physician supply is difficult to determine with currently available evidence, given that few studies looked at trends over time, and results from those that did are inconsistent. Additional research examining gender differences in practice patterns and scope of work is warranted. PMID:24898264

Hedden, Lindsay; Barer, Morris L; Cardiff, Karen; McGrail, Kimberlyn M; Law, Michael R; Bourgeault, Ivy L

2014-01-01

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Conceptualization and measurement of organizational readiness for change: a review of the literature in health services research and other fields.  

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Health care practitioners and change experts contend that organizational readiness for change is a critical precursor to successful change implementation. This article assesses how organizational readiness for change has been defined and measured in health services research and other fields. Analysis of 106 peer-reviewed articles reveals conceptual ambiguities and disagreements in current thinking and writing about organizational readiness for change. Inspection of 43 instruments for measuring organizational readiness for change reveals limited evidence of reliability or validity for most publicly available measures. Several conceptual and methodological issues that need to be addressed to generate knowledge useful for practice are identified and discussed. PMID:18511812

Weiner, Bryan J; Amick, Halle; Lee, Shoou-Yih Daniel

2008-08-01

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The Integration of Counseling and Nursing Services into Schools: A Comparative Review  

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The purpose of this comparative review was to examine the legislative evolution of school guidance and school nursing over the past century, in hopes of identifying reasons why guidance counselors have been more successful in compliance to recommended ratios than school nurses. A literature review was conducted including CINAHL, MEDLINE, ERIC and…

Maughan, Erin; Troup, K. D.

2011-01-01

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The NEOUCOM Cooperative Cataloging Service: development and review of the first four years.  

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The Basic Medical Sciences Library of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) provided a Cooperative Cataloging Service to fourteen of its affiliated hospitals' libraries since March 1978, using the OCLC system. Analysis of the first four years of service showed that the hospital libraries spent almost $30,000 to catalog more than 18,000 titles. Personnel expenses and other costs eclipsed the savings from a 31.3% duplication rate. Centralized bibliographic control control and the principal by-product of the service, a uniform, machine-related data base, provided the foundation for an on-line integrated library system to serve the consortium. The hospital libraries contributed 44% of the unique titles in this data base, which emphasis the need to share resources and continue cooperation. PMID:6860826

Miller, D R

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An integrative review and evidence-based conceptual model of the essential components of pre-service education  

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Background With decreasing global resources, a pervasive critical shortage of skilled health workers, and a growing disease burden in many countries, the need to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of pre-service education in low-and middle-income countries has never been greater. Methods We performed an integrative review of the literature to analyse factors contributing to quality pre-service education and created a conceptual model that shows the links between essential elements of quality pre-service education and desired outcomes. Results The literature contains a rich discussion of factors that contribute to quality pre-service education, including the following: (1) targeted recruitment of qualified students from rural and low-resource settings appears to be a particularly effective strategy for retaining students in vulnerable communities after graduation; (2) evidence supports a competency-based curriculum, but there is no clear evidence supporting specific curricular models such as problem-based learning; (3) the health workforce must be well prepared to address national health priorities; (4) the role of the preceptor and preceptors’ skills in clinical teaching, identifying student learning needs, assessing student learning, and prioritizing and time management are particularly important; (5) modern, Internet-enabled medical libraries, skills and simulation laboratories, and computer laboratories to support computer-aided instruction are elements of infrastructure meriting strong consideration; and (6) all students must receive sufficient clinical practice opportunities in high-quality clinical learning environments in order to graduate with the competencies required for effective practice. Few studies make a link between PSE and impact on the health system. Nevertheless, it is logical that the production of a trained and competent staff through high-quality pre-service education and continuing professional development activities is the foundation required to achieve the desired health outcomes. Professional regulation, deployment practices, workplace environment upon graduation and other service delivery contextual factors were analysed as influencing factors that affect educational outcomes and health impact. Conclusions Our model for pre-service education reflects the investments that must be made by countries into programmes capable of leading to graduates who are competent for the health occupations and professions at the time of their entry into the workforce. PMID:23984867

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Undocumented Migrants in Canada: A Scope Literature Review on Health, Access to Services, and Working Conditions  

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It is estimated that there are 30–40 million undocumented workers worldwide. Although undocumented migration has become an\\u000a issue of high international relevance, it has been strikingly understudied in Canada, especially with respect to its impact\\u000a on health. The purpose of this study is to explore the concept of undocumentedness in Canada through a scoping review of peer-reviewed\\u000a and grey literature

Lilian Magalhaes; Christine Carrasco; Denise Gastaldo

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Missing link in the service profit chain: a meta-analytic review of the antecedents, consequences, and moderators of service climate.  

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Service climate captures employees' consensual perceptions of organizations' emphasis on service quality. Although many studies have examined the foundation issues and outcomes of service climate, there is a lack of a comprehensive model explicating the antecedents, outcomes, and moderators of service climate. The current study fills this void in the literature. By conducting a meta-analysis of 58 independent samples (N = 9,363), we found support for service climate as a critical linkage between internal and external service parameters. In addition, we found differential effects of service-oriented versus general human resource practices and leadership on service climate, as well as disparate impacts of service climate contingent on types of service, measures of service climate, and sources of rating. Research and practical implications are discussed. PMID:23458337

Hong, Ying; Liao, Hui; Hu, Jia; Jiang, Kaifeng

2013-03-01

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Gender-Related Barriers and Delays in Accessing Tuberculosis Diagnostic and Treatment Services: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies  

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Background. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant global public health problem with known gender-related (male versus female) disparities. We reviewed the qualitative evidence (written/spoken narrative) for gender-related differences limiting TB service access from symptom onset to treatment initiation. Methods. Following a systematic process, we searched 12 electronic databases, included qualitative studies that assessed gender differences in accessing TB diagnostic and treatment services, abstracted data, and assessed study validity. Using a modified “inductive coding” system, we synthesized emergent themes within defined barriers and delays limiting access at the individual and provider/system levels and examined gender-related differences. Results. Among 13,448 studies, 28 studies were included. All were conducted in developing countries and assessed individual-level barriers; 11 (39%) assessed provider/system-level barriers, 18 (64%) surveyed persons with suspected or diagnosed TB, and 7 (25%) exclusively surveyed randomly sampled community members or health care workers. Each barrier affected both genders but had gender-variable nature and impact reflecting sociodemographic themes. Women experienced financial and physical dependence, lower general literacy, and household stigma, whereas men faced work-related financial and physical barriers and community-based stigma. Conclusions. In developing countries, barriers limiting access to TB care have context-specific gender-related differences that can inform integrated interventions to optimize TB services. PMID:24900921

Akande, Tokunbo; Shankar, Anita V.; McIntire, Katherine N.; Gounder, Celine R.; Gupta, Amita; Yang, Wei-Teng

2014-01-01

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Training and deployment of lay refugee/internally displaced persons to provide basic health services in camps: a systematic review  

PubMed Central

Background Training of lay refugees/internally displaced persons (IDPs) and deploying them to provide basic health services to other women, children, and families in camps is perceived to be associated with public health benefits. However, there is limited evidence to support this hypothesis. Objectives To assess the effects of interventions to train and deploy lay refugees and/or IDPs for the provision of basic health service to other women, children, and families in camps. Methods PubMed, Science and Social Science Citation Indices, PsycINFO, EMBASE, POPLINE, CINAHL, and reference lists of relevant articles were searched (from inception to June 30, 2014) with the aim of identifying studies that reported the effects of interventions that trained and deployed lay refugees and/or IDPs for the provision of basic health service to other women, children, and families in camps. Two investigators independently reviewed all titles and abstracts to identify potentially relevant articles. Discrepancies were resolved by repeated review, discussion, and consensus. Study quality assessment was undertaken using standard protocols. Results Ten studies (five cross-sectional, four pre-post, and one post-test only) conducted in Africa (Guinea and Tanzania), Central America (Belize), and Asia (Myanmar) were included. The studies demonstrated some positive impact on population health associated with training and deployment of trained lay refugees/IDPs as health workers in camps. Reported effects included increased service coverage, increased knowledge about disease symptoms and prevention, increased adoption of improved treatment seeking and protective behaviors, increased uptake of services, and improved access to reproductive health information. One study, which assessed the effect of peer refugee health education on sexual and reproductive health, did not demonstrate a marked reduction in unintended pregnancies among refugee/IDP women. Conclusion Although available evidence suggests a positive impact of training and deployment of lay refugees/IDPs as health workers in camps, existing body of evidence is weak, and calls for a re-examination of current practices. Interventions that promote training and deployment of lay refugees/IDPs as health workers in camps should include strong evaluation components in order to facilitate assessment of effects on population health. PMID:25280734

Ehiri, John E.; Gunn, Jayleen K.L.; Center, Katherine E.; Li, Ying; Rouhani, Mae; Ezeanolue, Echezona E.

2014-01-01

462

77 FR 59613 - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Part 523; Submission for OMB Review...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Services Administration will be submitting to the Office...Occupational Safety, and Drug- Free Workplace. A notice was...Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace. Instructions...Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace, in all correspondence...All comments received will be posted without...

2012-09-28

463

Services for Graduate Students: A Review of Academic Library Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A library's Web site is well recognized as the gateway to the library for the vast majority of users. Choosing the most user-friendly Web architecture to reflect the many services libraries offer is a complex process, and librarians are still experimenting to find what works best for their users. As part of a redesign of the Oregon State…

Rempel, Hannah Gascho

2010-01-01

464

Mexican Americans and mental health: A selected review and recommendations for mental health service delivery  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eight working assumptions are generated from the gterature in three problem areas and evaluated with recently published quantitative data, paying particular attention to variation within the ethnic group. Assumptions that Mexican Americans have few emotional problems, primarily use a folk medical system, do not rely on clergymen for emotional support, and have negative attitudes toward mental health services are rejected.

Susan E. Keefe; J. Manuel Casas

1980-01-01

465

9 CFR 351.5 - Conditions of eligibility for certification service; review of applications.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CERTIFICATION CERTIFICATION OF TECHNICAL ANIMAL FATS FOR EXPORT Procedure for Obtaining Service...rendered at the plant into technical animal fat eligible for export, or storage for export...materials and the rendered technical animal fat described in paragraph (a)(1)...

2010-01-01

466

A Review of Selected Ecosystem Services Supplied by Coastal Wetlands of the Laurentian Great Lakes  

EPA Science Inventory

Significant ecosystem services derive from the coastal wetlands of the Laurentian Great Lakes even though they have undergone substantial declines since European settlement. Basin-wide, two-thirds of the original coastal wetlands have been lost, and the remaining 126,000 ha of US...

467

The History of Youth Services Librarianship: A Review of the Research Literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

Youth services librarianship—a term that encompasses all library ser- vices to youth (children and young adults, ages zero to eighteen) in school and public library settings—has long been considered the classic success story of American libraries. This classic success, however, has received lit- tle attention from library history scholars. Further, past and current research in the history of children's, young

Christine A. Jenkins

2000-01-01

468

Impacts of fire service volunteering on the families of volunteers: A literature review and research agenda  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the frequently acknowledged importance of the families of fire service volunteers in supporting the volunteering endeavour, little is known about how being a volunteer firefighter impacts on his or her family. Almost no research has been reported on the experiences of families of Australian volunteer firefighters. The limited amount of published research which examined impacts on families of career

SEAN COWLISHAW; JIM MCLENNAN

469

A Review of Processes and Outcomes in Family-Centered Services for Children with a Disability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of being family centered when providing services to children with a disability and their families has gained currency in the research and practice literature. A growing body of evidence has validated many of the theoretical links between the help-giving practices of staff and desirable outcomes for families with a child with a…

Dempsey, Ian; Keen, Deb

2008-01-01

470

Financial incentives for return of service in underserved areas: a systematic review  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: In many geographic regions, both in developing and in developed countries, the number of health workers is insufficient to achieve population health goals. Financial incentives for return of service are intended to alleviate health worker shortages: A (future) health worker enters into a contract to work for a number of years in an underserved area in exchange for a

Till Bärnighausen; David E. Bloom

2009-01-01

471

77 FR 50545 - Members of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Boards  

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...International (LB&I) Jonathan M. Davis, Chief of Staff...SB/SE) Robin DelRey Jenkins, Director, Office of...Office (CFO) Sheldon M. Kay, Deputy Chief...Services (CI) Rajive K. Mathur, Director, Online...Management Office (IT) James M. McGrane, Deputy...

2012-08-21

472

Inhaled hyaluronic acid as ancillary treatment in children with bacterial acute rhinopharyngitis.  

PubMed

Acute rhinopharyngitis (ARP) is the most common upper respiratory infection in children and represents a social problem for both the pharmaco-economic impact and a burden for the family. Topical antibiotic therapy is usually effective in bacterial ARP, but ancillary treatment might improve its efficacy. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a promising molecule that has been recently proposed in upper respiratory disorders. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of ancillary HA treatment in children with bacterial ARP. Globally, 51 children (27 males, mean age 5.9 ± 2.1 years) with bacterial ARP were enrolled in the study. At baseline, children were randomly assigned to the treatment with: 125 mg of thiamphenicol diluted in 4 mL of saline isotonic solution twice daily (group A) or with 125 mg of thiamphenicol plus 4 ml of sodium hyaluronate 0.2% plus xylitol 5% (Aluneb, Sakura Italia) twice daily (group B) administered by the nasal device Rinowash (Airliquide Medical System, Italy) and connected to an aerosol nebulizer with pneumatic compressor (1.5 bar per 5 L/min) Nebula (Airliquide Medical System, Italy), for 10 days. sVAS, nasopharyngeal spotting, neutrophils and bacteria were assessed at baseline and after the treatment. Both treatments induced significant reduction of symptom perception, spotting, neutrophil and bacteria count. However, thiamphenicol plus HA was able to significantly induce a greater effect on sVAS (p=0.006), neutrophil count (p=0.01), and bacteria count (p=0.0003) than thiamphenicol alone. In conclusion, this study provides the first evidence that intranasal HA, as ancillary treatment, may be able to improve topical antibiotic efficacy in children with bacterial ARP. PMID:25316142

Varricchio, A; Capasso, M; Avvisati, F; Varricchio, A M; De Lucia, A; Brunese, F P; Ciprandi, G

2014-01-01

473

The Impact of Clinical Social Franchising on Health Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review  

PubMed Central

Background The private sector plays a large role in health services delivery in low- and middle-income countries; yet significant gaps remain in the quality and accessibility of private sector services. Clinical social franchising, which applies the commercial franchising model to achieve social goals and improve health care, is increasingly used in developing countries to respond to these limitations. Despite the growth of this approach, limited evidence documents the effect of social franchising on improving health care quality and access. Objectives and Methods We examined peer-reviewed and grey literature to evaluate the effect of social franchising on health care quality, equity, cost-effectiveness, and health outcomes. We included all studies of clinical social franchise programs located in low- and middle-income countries. We assessed study bias using the WHO-Johns Hopkins Rigour Scale and used narrative synthesis to evaluate the findings. Results Of 113 identified articles, 23 were included in this review; these evaluated a small sample of franchises globally and focused on reproductive health franchises. Results varied widely across outcomes and programs. Social franchising was positively associated with increased client volume and client satisfaction. The findings on health care utilization and health impact were mixed; some studies find that franchises significantly outperform other models of health care, while others show franchises are equivalent to or worse than other private or public clinics. In two areas, cost-effectiveness and equity, social franchises were generally found to have poorer outcomes. Conclusions Our review indicates that social franchising may strengthen some elements of private sector health care. However, gaps in the evidence remain. Additional research should include: further documentation of the effect of social franchising, evaluating the equity and cost-effectiveness of this intervention, and assessing the role of franchising within the context of the greater healthcare delivery system. PMID:23637757

Beyeler, Naomi; York De La Cruz, Anna; Montagu, Dominic

2013-01-01

474

Nuclear structure through moment measurements: Exploiting ?-ray detector arrays with ancillary detectors  

SciTech Connect

Experimental methods to measure the magnetic moments of short-lived excited states in beams of rare isotopes are outlined. The emphasis is on the so-called High-Velocity Transient-Field (HVTF) and the Recoil in Vacuum (RIV) methods, and the role of ?-ray detector arrays with ancillary detectors. Insights into the structure of neutron-rich nuclei through such measurements on radioactive beams are discussed. Opportunities for the future development of these techniques, for applications to both stable and radioactive beams, are explored.

Stuchbery, Andrew E. [Department of Nuclear Physics, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia)

2014-08-14

475

Is there scope for cost savings and efficiency gains in HIV services? A systematic review of the evidence from low- and middle-income countries  

PubMed Central

Abstract Objective To synthesize the data available – on costs, efficiency and economies of scale and scope – for the six basic programmes of the UNAIDS Strategic Investment Framework, to inform those planning the scale-up of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) services in low- and middle-income countries. Methods The relevant peer-reviewed and “grey” literature from low- and middle-income countries was systematically reviewed. Search and analysis followed Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses guidelines. Findings Of the 82 empirical costing and efficiency studies identified, nine provided data on economies of scale. Scale explained much of the variation in the costs of several HIV services, particularly those of targeted HIV prevention for key populations and HIV testing and treatment. There is some evidence of economies of scope from integrating HIV counselling and testing services with several other services. Cost efficiency may also be improved by reducing input prices, task shifting and improving client adherence. Conclusion HIV programmes need to optimize the scale of service provision to achieve efficiency. Interventions that may enhance the potential for economies of scale include intensifying demand-creation activities, reducing the costs for service users, expanding existing programmes rather than creating new structures, and reducing attrition of existing service users. Models for integrated service delivery – which is, potentially, more efficient than the implementation of stand-alone services – should be investigated further. Further experimental evidence is required to understand how to best achieve efficiency gains in HIV programmes and assess the cost–effectiveness of each service-delivery model. PMID:25110375

Siapka, Mariana; Remme, Michelle; Obure, Carol Dayo; Maier, Claudia B; Dehne, Karl L

2014-01-01

476

Successfully integrating aged care services: a review of the evidence and tools emerging from a long-term care program  

PubMed Central

Background Providing efficient and effective aged care services is one of the greatest public policy concerns currently facing governments. Increasing the integration of care services has the potential to provide many benefits including increased access, promoting greater efficiency, and improving care outcomes. There is little research, however, investigating how integrated aged care can be successfully achieved. The PRISMA (Program of Research to Integrate Services for the Maintenance of Autonomy) project, from Quebec, Canada, is one of the most systematic and sustained bodies of research investigating the translation and outcomes of an integrated care policy into practice. The PRISMA research program has run since 1988, yet there has been no independent systematic review of this work to draw out the lessons learnt. Methods Narrative review of all literature emanating from the PRISMA project between 1988 and 2012. Researchers accessed an online list of all published papers from the program website. The reference lists of papers were hand searched to identify additional literature. Finally, Medline, Pubmed, EMBASE and Google Scholar indexing databases were searched using key terms and author names. Results were extracted into specially designed spread sheets for analysis. Results Forty-five journal articles and two books authored or co-authored by the PRISMA team were identified. Research was primarily concerned with: the design, development and validation of screening and assessment tools; and results generated from their application. Both quasi-experimental and cross sectional analytic designs were used extensively. Contextually appropriate expert opinion was obtained using variations on the Delphi Method. Literature analysis revealed the structures, processes and outcomes which underpinned the implementation. PRISMA provides evidence that integrating care for older persons is beneficial to individuals through reducing incidence of functional decline and handicap levels, and improving feelings of empowerment and satisfaction with care provided. The research also demonstrated benefits to the health system, including a more appropriate use of emergency rooms, and decreased consultations with medical specialists. Discussion Reviewing the body of research reveals the importance of both designing programs with an eye to local context, and building in flexibility allowing the program to be adapted to changing circumstances. Creating partnerships between policy designers, project implementers, and academic teams is an important element in achieving these goals. Partnerships are also valuable for achieving effective monitoring and evaluation, and support to ‘evidence-based’ policy-making processes. Despite a shared electronic health record being a key component of the service model, there was an under-investigation of the impact this technology on facilitating and enabling integration and the outcomes achieved. Conclusions PRISMA provides evidence of the benefits that can arise from integrating care for older persons, particularly in terms of increased feelings of personal empowerment, and improved client satisfaction with the care provided. Taken alongside other integrated care experiments, PRISMA provides further evidentiary support to policy-makers pursuing integrated care programs. The scale and scope of the research body highlights the long-term and complex nature of program evaluations, but underscores the benefits of evaluation, review and subsequent adaptation of programs. The role of information technology in supporting integration of services is likely to substantially expand in the future and the potential this technology offers should be investigated and harnessed. PMID:23687475

Stewart, Michael J.; Georgiou, Andrew; Westbrook, Johanna I.

2013-01-01

477

Use of qualitative methods in published health services and management research: a 10-year review.  

PubMed

Over the past 10 years, the field of health services and management research has seen renewed interest in the use of qualitative research methods. This article examines the volume and characteristics of qualitative research articles published in nine major health services and management journals between 1998 and 2008. Qualitative research articles comprise 9% of research articles published in these journals. Although the publication rate of qualitative research articles has not kept pace with that of quantitative research articles, citation analysis suggests that qualitative research articles contribute comparably to the field's knowledge base. A wide range of policy and management topics has been examined using qualitative methods. Case study designs, interviews, and documentary sources were the most frequently used methods. Half of qualitative research articles provided little or no detail about key aspects the study's methods. Implications are discussed and recommendations are offered for promoting the publication of qualitative research. PMID:20675353

Weiner, Bryan J; Amick, Halle R; Lund, Jennifer L; Lee, Shoou-Yih Daniel; Hoff, Timothy J

2011-02-01

478

Use of Qualitative Methods in Published Health Services and Management Research: A 10-Year Review  

PubMed Central

Over the past 10 years, the field of health services and management research has seen renewed interest in the use of qualitative research methods. This article examines the volume and characteristics of qualitative research articles published in nine major health services and management journals between 1998 and 2008. Qualitative research articles comprise 9% of research articles published in these journals. Although the publication rate of qualitative research articles has not kept pace with that of quantitative research articles, citation analysis suggests that qualitative research articles contribute comparably to the field’s knowledge base. A wide range of policy and management topics has been examined using qualitative methods. Case study designs, interviews, and documentary sources were the most frequently used methods. Half of qualitative research articles provided little or no detail about key aspects the study’s methods. Implications are discussed and recommendations are offered for promoting the publication of qualitative research. PMID:20675353

Weiner, Bryan J.; Amick, Halle R.; Lund, Jennifer L.; Lee, Shoou-Yih Daniel; Hoff, Timothy J.

2011-01-01

479

Monitoring basin-scale land cover changes in Kagera Basin of Lake Victoria using ancillary data and remote sensing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Kagera Basin is a high value ecosystem in the Lake Victoria watershed because of the hydrological and food services it provides. The basin has faced large scale human induced land use and land cover changes (LUCC), but quantitative data is to date lacking. A combination of ancillary data and satellite imagery were interpreted to construct LUCC dynamics for the last century. This study is an initial step towards assessing the impact of LUCC on sustainable agriculture and water quality in the watershed. The results show that large trends of LUCC have rapidly occurred over the last 100 years. The most dominant LUCC processes were gains in farmland areas (not detectable in 1901 to 60% in 2010) and a net reduction in dense forest (7% to 2.6%), woodlands (51% to 6.9%) and savannas (35% to 19.6%) between 1901 and 2010. Forest degradation rapidly occurred during 1974 and 1995 but the forest re-grew between 1995 and 2010 due to forest conservation efforts. Afforestation efforts have resulted in plantation forest increases between 1995 and 2010. The rates of LUCC observed are higher than those reported in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) and other parts of the world. This is one of the few studies in SSA at a basin scale that combines multi-source spatio-temporal data on land cover to enable long-term quantification of land cover changes. In the discussion we address future research needs for the area based on the results of this study. These research needs include quantifying the impacts of land cover change on nutrient and sediment dynamics, soil organic carbon stocks, and changes in biodiversity.

Wasige, John E.; Groen, Thomas A.; Smaling, Eric; Jetten, Victor

2013-04-01

480

A review of selected ecosystem services provided by coastal wetlands of the Laurentian Great Lakes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Significant ecosystem services derive from the coastal wetlands of the Laurentian Great Lakes even though two-thirds of the original coastal wetlands have been lost since European settlement, and the remaining 126,000 ha of U.S. coastal wetlands and ?70,000 ha of Canadian wetlands are affected by anthropogenic stressors. Published information indicates that wildlife habitat, fisheries support, and water quality improvement are

Michael E. Sierszen; John A. Morrice; Anett S. Trebitz; Joel C. Hoffman

2012-01-01

481

Short message service (SMS) interventions for the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections: a systematic review protocol  

PubMed Central

Background Globally, the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) is rising, posing a challenge to its control and appropriate management. Text messaging has become the most common mode of communication among almost six billion mobile phone users worldwide. Text messaging can be used to remind patients about clinic appointments, to notify patients that it is time for STI re-testing, and to facilitate patient communication with their health professionals with any questions and concerns they may have about their sexual health. While there are a handful of systematic reviews published on short message service (SMS) interventions in a variety of health settings and issues, none are related to sexual health. We plan to conduct a systematic review to examine the impact text messaging might have on interventions for the prevention and care of patients with STIs. Methods/Design Eligible studies will include both quantitative and qualitative studies published after 1995 that discuss the efficacy and effectiveness of SMS interventions for STI prevention and management using text messaging. Data will be abstracted independently by two reviewers using a standardized pre-tested data abstraction form. Inter-rater reliability scores will be obtained to ensure consistency in the inclusion and data extraction of studies. Heterogeneity will be assessed using the I2 test and subgroup analyses. A nonhypothesis driven inductive reasoning approach as well as a coding framework will be applied to analyze qualitative studies. A meta-analysis may be conducted if sufficient quantitative studies are found using similar outcomes. Discussion For this protocol, we identified ten related systematic reviews. The reviews were limited to a particular disease or setting, were not exclusive to SMS interventions, or were out of date. This systematic review will be the first comprehensive examination of studies that discuss the effectiveness of SMS on multiple outcomes that relate to STI prevention and management, covering diverse settings and populations. Findings of the systematic review and any additional meta-analyses will be published and presented to our key knowledge users. This information will provide the evidence that is required to appropriately adopt text messaging into standard practice in STI care. PMID:24433348

2014-01-01

482

Psychotropic Medication and Community Integration: Implications for Service Providers. A Review of the Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The review of the literature examines issues concerned with the use of psychotropic medication by people with severe disabilities living in community settings. Data on prevalence of drug usage are provided and include that 54.3% of residents of community residences receive some type of prescribed medication, most of which are classified as…

Knoll, James

483

ABOUT THE JOURNAL Founded in 1927, Social Service Review is devoted to the publication  

E-print Network

, scholarly contributions from social work and social welfare scholars, as well as from members of the various-provoking, original research on social welfare policy, organization, and practice. Articles in the Review analyze. The journal welcomes contributions on a wide range of topics, such as child welfare, poverty, homelessness

Mateo, Jill M.

484

75 FR 1788 - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; GSA Form 1364...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...OMB Review; GSA Form 1364, Proposal To Lease Space AGENCY: Acquisition...regarding GSA Forms 1364/ 1364A, Proposal to Lease Space (Not Required...for vacant space, offerors' design and construction fees). A...3090-0086, GSA Form 1364/1364A, Proposal to Lease Space (Not...

2010-01-13

485

Pre-Service Teacher Cohorts: Characteristics and Issues--A Review of the Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since their introduction to teacher education programs in the 1980s, teacher education cohorts have become a standard scheme of organization in teacher preparation programs. This literature review notes some common characteristics and issues in cohort operations. Cohorts contain a standard academic core, class scheduling, and timeline to program…

Knorr, Ron

2012-01-01

486

School Health Nursing Services Progress Review: Report of 1996 National Meeting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents information from a 1996 meeting by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health and the American Nurses Association's National Center for School Health Nursing. Participants reviewed progress since 1994 on seven critical needs, updated priority actions, determined strategies for achieving…

Brainerd, Elaine

1998-01-01

487

78 FR 18981 - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Proposal to...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Submission for OMB Review; Proposal to Lease Space, GSA Forms 1364A, 1364A-1, 1364B...collection requirement for Proposal to Lease Space, GSA Form 1364. The approval is requested...real estate taxes, adjustments for vacant space, and offerors' construction...

2013-03-28

488

A systematic review of economic analyses of telehealth services using real time video communication  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Telehealth is the delivery of health care at a distance, using information and communication technology. The major rationales for its introduction have been to decrease costs, improve efficiency and increase access in health care delivery. This systematic review assesses the economic value of one type of telehealth delivery - synchronous or real time video communication - rather than examining

Victoria A Wade; Jonathan Karnon; Adam G Elshaug; Janet E Hiller

2010-01-01

489

Educational Services for Students with Behavior Disorders: A Review of Individualized Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The individualized education programs (IEPs) of 107 junior high students with behavioral disorders were reviewed. An average of 2.4 behavior problems and 4 goals were noted per student, with a low correlation between problems and goals. (Author/DB)

Epstein, Michael H.; And Others

1992-01-01

490

75 FR 77921 - Office of Administrative Services; Mandatory Declassification Review Address  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...FAX: 202-408-9859. E-mail: lena.paulsen@opic.gov. How To Request MDR The request should specifically mention MRD under E.O. 13526. The request must identify the document or information to be reviewed with as much specificity as...

2010-12-14

491

Disturbance ecology and forest management: A review of the literature. Forest Service general technical report  

SciTech Connect

This review highlights recent work in a broad array of studies related to disturbance ecology. This publication is a resource for managers and researchers interested in disturbance theory, specific disturbance agents, their interactions, and appropriate methods of inquiry for specific geographic regions.

Rogers, P.

1996-06-01

492

The effects of pregnancy intention on the use of antenatal care services: systematic review and meta-analysis  

PubMed Central

Background There has been considerable debate in the reproductive health literature as to whether unintended pregnancy influences use of maternal health services, particularly antenatal care. Despite the wealth of studies examining the association between pregnancy intention and antenatal care, findings remain mixed and inconclusive. The objective of this study is to systematically review and meta-analyse studies on the association between pregnancy intention and antenatal care. Methods We reviewed studies reporting on pregnancy intention and antenatal care from PubMed, Popline, CINHAL and Jstor search engines by developing search strategies. Study quality was assessed for biases in selection, definition of exposure and outcome variables, confounder adjustment, and type of analyses. Adjusted odds ratios, standard errors and sample size were extracted from the included studies and meta-analyzed using STATA version 11. Heterogeneity among studies was assessed using Q test statistic. Effect-size was measured by Odds ratio. Pooled odds ratio for the effects of unintended pregnancy on the use of antenatal care services were calculated using the random effects model. Results Our results indicate increased odds of delayed antenatal care use among women with unintended pregnancies (OR 1.42 with 95% CI, 1.27, 1.59) as compared to women with intended pregnancies. Sub-group analysis for developed (1.50 with 95% CI, 1.34, 1.68) and developing (1. 36 with 95% CI, 1.13, 1.65) countries showed significant associations. Moreover, there is an increased odds of inadequate antenatal care use among women with unintended pregnancies as compared to women with intended pregnancies (OR 1.64, 95% CI: 1.47, 1.82). Subgroup analysis for developed (OR, 1.86; 95% CI: 1.62, 2.14) and developing (OR, 1.54; 95% CI: 1.33, 1.77) countries also showed a statistically significant association. However, there were heterogeneities in the studies included in this analysis. Conclusion Unintended pregnancy is associated with late initiation and inadequate use of antenatal care services. Hence, women who report an unintended pregnancy should be targeted for antenatal care counseling and services to prevent adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. Moreover, providing information on the importance of planning and healthy timing of pregnancies, and the means to do so, to all women of reproductive ages is essential. PMID:24034506

2013-01-01

493

A review of protocols for selecting species at risk in the context of US Forest Service viability assessments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In December 2000, the USDA Forest Service (USFS) commissioned a review of their process for conducting viability assessments under the National Forest Management Act (NFMA). The objectives of the USFS review were to establish the scientific basis for geographic and temporal scales used in the assessment of viability, to identify and improve approaches that could be used to assess species viability within the context of NFMA, and to describe the strengths and limitations of the approaches used in the viability assessment process. In this paper, we present one aspect of this overall review: methods available and in use for selection of species at risk for the viability assessment process. A representative group of methods includes threatened and endangered species protocols such as the IUCN protocol, the Heritage ranks, the method devised by Millsap et al. (1990) to identify threatened and endangered species in Florida, as well as protocols for narrower taxonomic and geographic ranges. We provide a description of each of the nine protocols reviewed and compare them in terms of their taxonomic and geographic range, biological attributes, consideration of threats and population trends, data requirements, reliability and robustness, transparency and ability to deal with uncertainty. We found that all threatened and endangered species protocols are useful for classifying species at risk, however, those that explicitly include current and future threats are of most use in determining which species will be adversely affected by proposed management actions. We recommend that Heritage ranks be used to identify an initial set of candidate species for assessment of viability considerations, with further refinement and supplementation based on species distributions, relative to the scale of the planning area.

Andelman, Sandy J.; Groves, Craig; Regan, Helen M.

2004-10-01

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Functional Association of Catalytic and Ancillary Modules Dictates Enzymatic Activity in Glycoside Hydrolase Family 43 ?-Xylosidase*  

PubMed Central

?-Xylosidases are hemicellulases that hydrolyze short xylo-oligosaccharides into xylose units, thus complementing endoxylanase degradation of the hemicellulose component of lignocellulosic substrates. Here, we describe the cloning, characterization, and kinetic analysis of a glycoside hydrolase family 43 ?-xylosidase (Xyl43A) from the aerobic cellulolytic bacterium, Thermobifida fusca. Temperature and pH optima of 55–60 °C and 5.5–6, respectively, were determined. The apparent Km value was 0.55 mm, using p-nitrophenyl xylopyranoside as substrate, and the catalytic constant (kcat) was 6.72 s?1. T. fusca Xyl43A contains a catalytic module at the N terminus and an ancillary module (termed herein as Module-A) of undefined function at the C terminus. We expressed the two recombinant modules independently in Escherichia coli and examined their remaining catalytic activity and binding properties. The separation of the two Xyl43A modules caused the complete loss of enzymatic activity, whereas potent binding to xylan was fully maintained in the catalytic module and partially in the ancillary Module-A. Nondenaturing gel electrophoresis revealed a specific noncovalent coupling of the two modules, thereby restoring enzymatic activity to 66.7% (relative to the wild-type enzyme). Module-A contributes a phenylalanine residue that functions as an essential part of the active site, and the two juxtaposed modules function as a single functional entity. PMID:22270362

Moraïs, Sarah; Salama-Alber, Orly; Barak, Yoav; Hadar, Yitzhak; Wilson, David B.; Lamed, Raphael; Shoham, Yuval; Bayer, Edward A.

2012-01-01

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Barriers to access and minority ethnic carers' satisfaction with social care services in the community: a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative literature  

PubMed Central

As populations age, the numbers of carers overall and numbers of carers from minority ethnic groups in particular are rising. Evidence suggests that carers from all sections of the community and particularly carers from minority groups often fail to access care services. This may relate to barriers in accessing services and service dissatisfaction. The aim of this systematic review was to identify and summarise minority ethnic carers' perceptions of barriers to accessing community social care services and their satisfaction with these services if accessed. The following databases were searched from their start until July 2013: Social Care Online, Social Policy and Research, Scopus, PsychINFO, HMIC, ASSIA, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL Plus and AMED. Thirteen studies met the inclusion criteria. Most investigated either barriers to access or satisfaction levels, although three explored both. Only 4 studies investigated minority ethnic carers' satisfaction with social care, although 12 studies reported perceived barriers to accessing services. Few studies compared minority ethnic carers' perceptions with majority ethnic groups, making it difficult to identify issues specific to minority groups. Most barriers described were potentially relevant to all carers, irrespective of ethnic group. They included attitudinal barriers such as not wanting to involve outsiders or not seeing the need for services and practical barriers such as low awareness of services and service availability. Issues specific to minority ethnic groups included language barriers and concerns about services' cultural or religious appropriateness. Studies investigating satisfaction with services reported a mixture of satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Barriers common to all groups should not be underestimated and a better understanding of the relationship between perceived barriers to accessing services and dissatisfaction with services is needed before the experiences of all carers can be improved. PMID:25135207

Greenwood, Nan; Habibi, Ruth; Smith, Raymond; Manthorpe, Jill

2015-01-01

496

The Scale of Faith Based Organization Participation in Health Service Delivery in Developing Countries: Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis  

PubMed Central

The extent of faith-based organizations' participation within the overall health systems of developing countries is unclear. Recent reports state that faith-based organizations play a substantial role in providing healthcare in developing countries, cited in some publications as up to 70% of all healthcare services. The data behind these numbers are sometimes difficult to pinpoint and seem at odds to national and regional survey data. In an effort to quantify the contribution of faith-based organizations to healthcare delivery in low- and middle-income countries, we undertook a systematic review of the literature and conducted a new analysis of relevant Demographic and Health Survey data from 47 countries. Our findings demonstrate that the magnitude of healthcare provided by faith-based organizations may be lower than previously estimated. Understanding the scale of FBO-provided medical care is important for health sector planning, and more accurate and complete estimates are needed. PMID:23152775

Montagu, Dominic

2012-01-01

497

Wackenhut Services, Incorporated: Report from the DOE Voluntary Protection Program onsite review, August 10--14, 1998  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program (DOE-VPP) Review Team`s findings from the five-day onsite evaluation of Wackenhut Services, Inc. (WSI) at Savannah River Site (SRS), conducted August 10-14, 1998. The site was evaluated against the program requirements contained in US Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program, Part 1: Program Elements to determine its success in implementing the five DOE-VPP tenets. The Team determined that WSI has met in varying degrees, all the tenets of the DOE-VPP. In every case, WSI programs and procedures exceed the level or degree necessary for compliance with existing standards, DOE Orders, and guidelines. In addition, WSI has systematically integrated their occupational safety and health (OSH) program into management and work practices at all levels. WSI`s efforts toward implementing the five major DOE-VPP tenets are summarized.

NONE

1999-05-01

498

Range water-pumping systems: state-of-the-art-review. Forest Service project report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information learned from the investigative effort conducted in the solar-water-pumping systems portion of the Range Water System Improvement project is reviewed. The report covers the development of new windmill designs including fully counterbalanced, spring-counterbalanced and com-operated windmills, hydraulic system to replace pump rods of a conventional windmill, automatic stroke controls for a 3-bladed wind turbine, wind electric ac and dc

1985-01-01

499

Calorie menu labeling on quick-service restaurant menus: an updated systematic review of the literature.  

PubMed

Nutrition labels are one strategy being used to combat the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates that calorie labels be added to menu boards of chain restaurants with 20 or more locations. This systematic review includes seven studies published since the last review on the topic in 2008. Authors searched for peer-reviewed studies using PUBMED and Google Scholar. Included studies used an experimental or quasi-experimental design comparing a calorie-labeled menu with a no-calorie menu and were conducted in laboratories, college cafeterias, and fast food restaurants. Two of the included studies were judged to be of good quality, and five of were judged to be of fair quality. Observational studies conducted in cities after implementation of calorie labeling were imprecise in their measure of the isolated effects of calorie labels. Experimental studies conducted in laboratory settings were difficult to generalize to real world behavior. Only two of the seven studies reported a statistically significant reduction in calories purchased among consumers using calorie-labeled menus. The current evidence suggests that calorie labeling does not have the intended effect of decreasing calorie purchasing or consumption. PMID:22152038

Swartz, Jonas J; Braxton, Danielle; Viera, Anthony J

2011-01-01

500

Calorie menu labeling on quick-service restaurant menus: an updated systematic review of the literature  

PubMed Central

Nutrition labels are one strategy being used to combat the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates that calorie labels be added to menu boards of chain restaurants with 20 or more locations. This systematic review includes seven studies published since the last review on the topic in 2008. Authors searched for peer-reviewed studies using PUBMED and Google Scholar. Included studies used an experimental or quasi-experimental design comparing a calorie-labeled menu with a no-calorie menu and were conducted in laboratories, college cafeterias, and fast food restaurants. Two of the included studies were judged to be of good quality, and five of were judged to be of fair quality. Observational studies conducted in cities after implementation of calorie labeling were imprecise in their measure of the isolated effects of calorie labels. Experimental studies conducted in laboratory settings were difficult to generalize to real world behavior. Only two of the seven studies reported a statistically significant reduction in calories purchased among consumers using calorie-labeled menus. The current evidence suggests that calorie labeling does not have the intended effect of decreasing calorie purchasing or consumption. PMID:22152038

2011-01-01