Sample records for database subject coverage

  1. Subject Coverage, Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database, Summer 2013 

    E-print Network

    Hall, Hal W.

    2013-08-07

    of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1997 Major Subject: Zoology POLLINATION IN THE GENUS BACCHARIS (ASTERACEAE): THE ROLE OF WIND AND INSECTS A Thesis by GLENDA PATRICIA GRIFFIN Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved as to style and content by: Merrill H. Sweet, II (Chair of Committee) + Mary K Wicksten (Member) (v Joseph C. Schaffner (Member) Terry L. Thomas (Head of Department) May 1997 Major Subject. Zoology...

  2. Social Gerontology--Integrative and Territorial Aspects: A Citation Analysis of Subject Scatter and Database Coverage

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lasda Bergman, Elaine M.

    2011-01-01

    To determine the mix of resources used in social gerontology research, a citation analysis was conducted. A representative sample of citations was selected from three prominent gerontology journals and information was added to determine subject scatter and database coverage for the cited materials. Results indicate that a significant portion of…

  3. POLYGONAL HYDROLOGY COVERAGE AND DATABASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    This coverage and dataset contain the polygonal hydrology for EPA Region 8. This coverage contains ponds, lakes, and linear hydrology that has been re-digitized for small scale mapping projects. The database is limited to just the pseudo items created by ArcInfo and one item use...

  4. Online Database Coverage of Pharmaceutical Journals.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Snow, Bonnie

    1984-01-01

    Describes compilation of data concerning pharmaceutical journal coverage in online databases which aid information providers in collection development and database selection. Methodology, results (a core collection, overlap, timeliness, geographic scope), and implications are discussed. Eight references and a list of 337 journals indexed online in…

  5. Online Database Coverage of Forensic Medicine.

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    Snow, Bonnie; Ifshin, Steven L.

    1984-01-01

    Online seaches of sample topics in the area of forensic medicine were conducted in the following life science databases: Biosis Previews, Excerpta Medica, Medline, Scisearch, and Chemical Abstracts Search. Search outputs analyzed according to criteria of recall, uniqueness, overlap, and utility reveal the need for a cross-database approach to…

  6. NASA aerospace database subject scope: An overview

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    Outlined here is the subject scope of the NASA Aerospace Database, a publicly available subset of the NASA Scientific and Technical (STI) Database. Topics of interest to NASA are outlined and placed within the framework of the following broad aerospace subject categories: aeronautics, astronautics, chemistry and materials, engineering, geosciences, life sciences, mathematical and computer sciences, physics, social sciences, space sciences, and general. A brief discussion of the subject scope is given for each broad area, followed by a similar explanation of each of the narrower subject fields that follow. The subject category code is listed for each entry.

  7. Optimal reliability of systems subject to imperfect fault-coverage

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Suprasad V. Amari; Joanne Bechta Dugan; Ravindra B. Misra

    1999-01-01

    This paper maximizes the reliability of systems subjected to imperfect fault-coverage. The results include the effect of common-cause failures and `maximum allowable spare limit'. The generalized results are presented and then the policies for some specific systems are given. The systems considered include parallel, parallel-series, series parallel, k-out-of-n, and NMR (k-out-of-(2k-1)) systems. The results are generalized for the non s-identical

  8. Analyzing the Journal Coverage of Abstracting/Indexing Databases at Variable Aggregate and Analytic Levels.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jacso, Peter

    1998-01-01

    This study examined the use of advanced search commands and the Journal Name Finder database of DIALOG to simplify collection and processing of posting information for 42 library and information science serials (1966-1996) in six databases. Presents types of deficiencies in journal coverage that may yield incomplete search results and distort…

  9. Four Current Awareness Databases: Coverage and Currency Compared.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jaguszewski, Janice M.; Kempf, Jody L.

    1995-01-01

    Discusses the usability and content of the following table of contents (TOC) databases selected by science and engineering librarians at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities: Current Contents on Diskette (CCoD), CARL Uncover2, Inside Information, and Contents1st. (AEF)

  10. Visual attention modelling for subjective image quality databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ulrich Engelke; Anthony Maeder; H.-J. Zepernick

    2009-01-01

    The modelling of perceptual image quality metrics has experienced increased effort in recent years. In order to allow for model design, validation, and comparison, a number of subjective image quality databases has been made available to the research community. Most metrics that were designed using these databases assess the quality uniformly over the whole image, not taking into account stronger

  11. Optimal design of k-out-of-n: G subsystems subjected to imperfect fault-coverage

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Suprasad V. Amari; Hoang Pham; Glenn Dill

    2004-01-01

    Systems subjected to imperfect fault-coverage may fail even prior to the exhaustion of spares due to uncovered component failures. This paper presents optimal cost-effective design policies for k-out-of-n:G subsystems subjected to imperfect fault-coverage. It is assumed that there exists a k-out-of-n:G subsystem in a nonseries-parallel system and, except for this subsystem, the redundancy configurations of all other subsystems are fixed.

  12. Reliability Evaluation of Multistate Systems Subject to Imperfect Coverage using OBDD

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yung-ruei Chang; Suprasad V. Amari; Sy-yen Kuo

    2002-01-01

    This paper presents an efficient approach based on OBDD for the reliability analysis of a multi-state system subject to imperfect fault-coverage with combinatorial performance requirements. Since there exist dependencies between combinatorial performance requirements, we apply the Multi-state Dependency Operation (MDO) of OBDD to deal with these dependencies in a multi-state system. In addition, this OBDD-based approach is combined with the

  13. The Metadata Coverage Index (MCI): A standardized metric for quantifying database metadata richness

    PubMed Central

    Liolios, Konstantinos; Schriml, Lynn; Hirschman, Lynette; Pagani, Ioanna; Nosrat, Bahador; Sterk, Peter; White, Owen; Rocca-Serra, Philippe; Sansone, Susanna-Assunta; Taylor, Chris; Kyrpides, Nikos C.; Field, Dawn

    2012-01-01

    Variability in the extent of the descriptions of data (‘metadata’) held in public repositories forces users to assess the quality of records individually, which rapidly becomes impractical. The scoring of records on the richness of their description provides a simple, objective proxy measure for quality that enables filtering that supports downstream analysis. Pivotally, such descriptions should spur on improvements. Here, we introduce such a measure - the ‘Metadata Coverage Index’ (MCI): the percentage of available fields actually filled in a record or description. MCI scores can be calculated across a database, for individual records or for their component parts (e.g., fields of interest). There are many potential uses for this simple metric: for example; to filter, rank or search for records; to assess the metadata availability of an ad hoc collection; to determine the frequency with which fields in a particular record type are filled, especially with respect to standards compliance; to assess the utility of specific tools and resources, and of data capture practice more generally; to prioritize records for further curation; to serve as performance metrics of funded projects; or to quantify the value added by curation. Here we demonstrate the utility of MCI scores using metadata from the Genomes Online Database (GOLD), including records compliant with the ‘Minimum Information about a Genome Sequence’ (MIGS) standard developed by the Genomic Standards Consortium. We discuss challenges and address the further application of MCI scores; to show improvements in annotation quality over time, to inform the work of standards bodies and repository providers on the usability and popularity of their products, and to assess and credit the work of curators. Such an index provides a step towards putting metadata capture practices and in the future, standards compliance, into a quantitative and objective framework. PMID:23409217

  14. Expanded microbial genome coverage and improved protein family annotation in the COG database.

    PubMed

    Galperin, Michael Y; Makarova, Kira S; Wolf, Yuri I; Koonin, Eugene V

    2015-01-01

    Microbial genome sequencing projects produce numerous sequences of deduced proteins, only a small fraction of which have been or will ever be studied experimentally. This leaves sequence analysis as the only feasible way to annotate these proteins and assign to them tentative functions. The Clusters of Orthologous Groups of proteins (COGs) database (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/COG/), first created in 1997, has been a popular tool for functional annotation. Its success was largely based on (i) its reliance on complete microbial genomes, which allowed reliable assignment of orthologs and paralogs for most genes; (ii) orthology-based approach, which used the function(s) of the characterized member(s) of the protein family (COG) to assign function(s) to the entire set of carefully identified orthologs and describe the range of potential functions when there were more than one; and (iii) careful manual curation of the annotation of the COGs, aimed at detailed prediction of the biological function(s) for each COG while avoiding annotation errors and overprediction. Here we present an update of the COGs, the first since 2003, and a comprehensive revision of the COG annotations and expansion of the genome coverage to include representative complete genomes from all bacterial and archaeal lineages down to the genus level. This re-analysis of the COGs shows that the original COG assignments had an error rate below 0.5% and allows an assessment of the progress in functional genomics in the past 12 years. During this time, functions of many previously uncharacterized COGs have been elucidated and tentative functional assignments of many COGs have been validated, either by targeted experiments or through the use of high-throughput methods. A particularly important development is the assignment of functions to several widespread, conserved proteins many of which turned out to participate in translation, in particular rRNA maturation and tRNA modification. The new version of the COGs is expected to become an important tool for microbial genomics. PMID:25428365

  15. 29 CFR 779.3 - Pay standards for employees subject to previous coverage of the Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...DIRECTLY RELATED TO REGULATIONS THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT AS APPLIED TO RETAILERS OF GOODS OR SERVICES General Introductory...coverage of the Act. Before the 1966 amendments, the Act applied, as it still applies, to employees individually engaged...

  16. 29 CFR 779.3 - Pay standards for employees subject to previous coverage of the Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...DIRECTLY RELATED TO REGULATIONS THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT AS APPLIED TO RETAILERS OF GOODS OR SERVICES General Introductory...coverage of the Act. Before the 1966 amendments, the Act applied, as it still applies, to employees individually engaged...

  17. 29 CFR 779.3 - Pay standards for employees subject to previous coverage of the Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...DIRECTLY RELATED TO REGULATIONS THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT AS APPLIED TO RETAILERS OF GOODS OR SERVICES General Introductory...coverage of the Act. Before the 1966 amendments, the Act applied, as it still applies, to employees individually engaged...

  18. 29 CFR 779.3 - Pay standards for employees subject to previous coverage of the Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...DIRECTLY RELATED TO REGULATIONS THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT AS APPLIED TO RETAILERS OF GOODS OR SERVICES General Introductory...coverage of the Act. Before the 1966 amendments, the Act applied, as it still applies, to employees individually engaged...

  19. 29 CFR 779.3 - Pay standards for employees subject to previous coverage of the Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...DIRECTLY RELATED TO REGULATIONS THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT AS APPLIED TO RETAILERS OF GOODS OR SERVICES General Introductory...coverage of the Act. Before the 1966 amendments, the Act applied, as it still applies, to employees individually engaged...

  20. Achievable Limits on the Reliability of k-out-of-n: G Systems Subject to Imperfect Fault Coverage

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Albert Myers

    2008-01-01

    Systems which must be designed to achieve very low probabilities of failure often use redundancy to meet these requirements. However, redundant k-out-of-n:G systems which are subject to imperfect fault coverage have an optimum level of redundancy, n opt. That is to say, additional redundancy in excess of nopt will result in an increase, not a decrease, in the probability of

  1. Optimal cost-effective design of parallel systems subject to imperfect fault-coverage

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. Amari; L. McLaughlin; B. Yadlapati

    2003-01-01

    Computer-based systems intended for critical applications are usually designed with sufficient redundancy to be tolerant of errors that may occur. However, under imperfect fault-coverage conditions (such as the system cannot adequately detect, locate, and recover from faults and errors in the system), system failures can result even when adequate redundancy is in place. Because parallel architecture is a well-known and

  2. EuroPineDB: a high-coverage web database for maritime pine transcriptome

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background Pinus pinaster is an economically and ecologically important species that is becoming a woody gymnosperm model. Its enormous genome size makes whole-genome sequencing approaches are hard to apply. Therefore, the expressed portion of the genome has to be characterised and the results and annotations have to be stored in dedicated databases. Description EuroPineDB is the largest sequence collection available for a single pine species, Pinus pinaster (maritime pine), since it comprises 951 641 raw sequence reads obtained from non-normalised cDNA libraries and high-throughput sequencing from adult (xylem, phloem, roots, stem, needles, cones, strobili) and embryonic (germinated embryos, buds, callus) maritime pine tissues. Using open-source tools, sequences were optimally pre-processed, assembled, and extensively annotated (GO, EC and KEGG terms, descriptions, SNPs, SSRs, ORFs and InterPro codes). As a result, a 10.5× P. pinaster genome was covered and assembled in 55 322 UniGenes. A total of 32 919 (59.5%) of P. pinaster UniGenes were annotated with at least one description, revealing at least 18 466 different genes. The complete database, which is designed to be scalable, maintainable, and expandable, is freely available at: http://www.scbi.uma.es/pindb/. It can be retrieved by gene libraries, pine species, annotations, UniGenes and microarrays (i.e., the sequences are distributed in two-colour microarrays; this is the only conifer database that provides this information) and will be periodically updated. Small assemblies can be viewed using a dedicated visualisation tool that connects them with SNPs. Any sequence or annotation set shown on-screen can be downloaded. Retrieval mechanisms for sequences and gene annotations are provided. Conclusions The EuroPineDB with its integrated information can be used to reveal new knowledge, offers an easy-to-use collection of information to directly support experimental work (including microarray hybridisation), and provides deeper knowledge on the maritime pine transcriptome. PMID:21762488

  3. Open source database of images DEIMOS: extension for large-scale subjective image quality assessment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Vítek, Stanislav

    2014-09-01

    DEIMOS (Database of Images: Open Source) is an open-source database of images and video sequences for testing, verification and comparison of various image and/or video processing techniques such as compression, reconstruction and enhancement. This paper deals with extension of the database allowing performing large-scale web-based subjective image quality assessment. Extension implements both administrative and client interface. The proposed system is aimed mainly at mobile communication devices, taking into account advantages of HTML5 technology; it means that participants don't need to install any application and assessment could be performed using web browser. The assessment campaign administrator can select images from the large database and then apply rules defined by various test procedure recommendations. The standard test procedures may be fully customized and saved as a template. Alternatively the administrator can define a custom test, using images from the pool and other components, such as evaluating forms and ongoing questionnaires. Image sequence is delivered to the online client, e.g. smartphone or tablet, as a fully automated assessment sequence or viewer can decide on timing of the assessment if required. Environmental data and viewing conditions (e.g. illumination, vibrations, GPS coordinates, etc.), may be collected and subsequently analyzed.

  4. What is PubMed? PubMed is a resource provided by the US National Institutes of Health. Its subject coverage is biomedicine and health,

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    Rzepa, Henry S.

    PubMed What is PubMed? PubMed is a resource provided by the US National Institutes of Health. Its subject coverage is biomedicine and health, along with portions of behavioural sciences, bioengineering'; `Dermatis' is listed within `Skin diseases'. How to search using MeSH: Select MeSH from the drop-down menu

  5. U.S. Department of Energy Human Subjects Research Database (HSRD) A model for internal oversight and external transparency

    SciTech Connect

    Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

    2012-12-12

    This poster introduces the Department of Energy (DOE) Human Subjects Research Database (HSRD), which contains information on all Department of Energy research projects involving human subjects that: are funded by DOE; are conducted in DOE facilities; are performed by DOE personnel; include current or former DOE or contract personnel.

  6. Controlled and Uncontrolled Subject Descriptions in the CF Database: A Comparison of Optimal Cluster-Based Retrieval Results.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shaw, W. M., Jr.

    1993-01-01

    Describes a study conducted on the cystic fibrosis (CF) database, a subset of MEDLINE, that investigated clustering structure and the effectiveness of cluster-based retrieval as a function of the exhaustivity of the uncontrolled subject descriptions. Results are compared to calculations for controlled descriptions based on Medical Subject Headings…

  7. The Status of Statewide Subscription Databases

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Krueger, Karla S.

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative content analysis presents subscription databases available to school libraries through statewide purchases. The results may help school librarians evaluate grade and subject-area coverage, make comparisons to recommended databases, and note potential suggestions for their states to include in future contracts or for local…

  8. A protein database constructed from low-coverage genomic sequence of Bacillus megaterium and its use for accelerated proteomic analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jibin Sun; Wei Wang; Claudia Hundertmark; An-Ping Zeng; Dieter Jahn; Wolf-Dieter Deckwer

    2006-01-01

    Peptide mass fingerprint (PMF) matching is a high-throughput method used for protein spot identification in connection with two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DE). However, the success of PMF matching largely depends on whether the proteins to be identified exist in the database searched. Consequently, it is often necessary to apply other more sophisticated but also time-consuming technologies to generate sequence-tags for definitive

  9. Non-Agricultural Databases and Thesauri: Retrieval of Subject Headings and Non-Controlled Terms in Relation to Agriculture

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    Bartol, Tomaz

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The paper aims to assess the utility of non-agriculture-specific information systems, databases, and respective controlled vocabularies (thesauri) in organising and retrieving agricultural information. The purpose is to identify thesaurus-linked tree structures, controlled subject headings/terms (heading words, descriptors), and principal…

  10. The Development of a Coordinated Database for Water Resources and Flow Model in the Paso Del Norte Watershed (Phase III) Part III GIS Coverage for the Valle de Juárez Irrigation District 009 (ID-009) (Distrito de Riego 009) Chihuahua, México

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    Granados, Alfredo; Srinivasan, Raghavan; Sheng, Zhuping; King, J. Phillip; Creel, Bobby; Brown, Christopher; Michelsen, Ari

    2009-01-01

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES TR-359, Part III 2009 The Development of a Coordinated Database for Water Resources and Flow Model in the Paso Del Norte Watershed (Phase III) Part III GIS Coverage for the Valle... November 2009 November 2009 NMWRRI Report No. 348, Part III TWRI TR 359, Part III The Development of a Coordinated Database for Water Resources and Flow Model in the Paso Del Norte Watershed (Phase III) New Mexico Water...

  11. The Northern Circumpolar Soil Carbon Database: spatially distributed datasets of soil coverage and soil carbon storage in the northern permafrost regions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hugelius, G.; Tarnocai, C.; Broll, G.; Canadell, J. G.; Kuhry, P.; Swanson, D. K.

    2012-08-01

    High latitude terrestrial ecosystems are key components in the global carbon (C) cycle. Estimates of global soil organic carbon (SOC), however, do not include updated estimates of SOC storage in permafrost-affected soils or representation of the unique pedogenic processes that affect these soils. The Northern Circumpolar Soil Carbon Database (NCSCD) was developed to quantify the SOC stocks in the circumpolar permafrost region (18.7 × 106 km2). The NCSCD is a polygon-based digital database compiled from harmonized regional soil classification maps in which data on soil order coverage has been linked to pedon data (n = 1647) from the northern permafrost regions to calculate SOC content and mass. In addition, new gridded datasets at different spatial resolutions have been generated to facilitate research applications using the NCSCD (standard raster formats for use in Geographic Information Systems and Network Common Data Form files common for applications in numerical models). This paper describes the compilation of the NCSCD spatial framework, the soil sampling and soil analyses procedures used to derive SOC content in pedons from North America and Eurasia and the formatting of the digital files that are available online. The potential applications and limitations of the NCSCD in spatial analyses are also discussed. The database has the doi:10.5879/ecds/00000001. An open access data-portal with all the described GIS-datasets is available online at: http://dev1.geo.su.se/bbcc/dev/ncscd/.

  12. NAMA3DS1-COSPAD1: Subjective video quality assessment database on coding conditions introducing freely available high quality 3D stereoscopic sequences

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    NAMA3DS1-COSPAD1: Subjective video quality assessment database on coding conditions introducing that this paper addresses by providing a new and freely available 3D video database, with high visual quality freely available high quality 3D stereoscopic sequences Matthieu Urvoy, Marcus Barkowsky, Romain Cousseau

  13. A comparison of biomedical databases.

    PubMed Central

    Mychko-Megrin, A Y

    1991-01-01

    Various published bibliographic and abstract services covering the period 1970-1988 were compared to analyze scope and coverage. A total of 7,281 articles and book titles (1,655 Soviet and 5,626 foreign) were selected on forty-one topics in different medical fields. The titles originated from three different samples but included all Soviet medical literature on the subjects. A distribution of biomedical serials from five databases is given by country, and twelve indices to assess the quality of biomedical databases are suggested. PMID:1884085

  14. Suboptimal gastroprotective coverage of NSAID use and the risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers: An observational study using three European databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Soest van E. M; V. E. Valkhoff; G. Mazzaglia; R. Schade; M. Molokhia; J. L. Goldstein; S. Hernández-Díaz; G. Trifirò; J. P. Dieleman; E. J. Kuipers; M. C. J. M. Sturkenboom

    2011-01-01

    Background: Gastro-protective agents (GPA) are co-prescribed with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) to lower the risk of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) events. It is unknown to what extent the protective effect is influenced by therapy adherence. Aim: To study the association between GPA adherence and UGI events among non-selective (ns) NSAID users. Methods: The General Practice Research Database (UK 1998e2008), the Integrated

  15. Teradata University Network: A No Cost Web-Portal for Teaching Database, Data Warehousing, and Data-Related Subjects

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jukic, Nenad; Gray, Paul

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes the value that information systems faculty and students in classes dealing with database management, data warehousing, decision support systems, and related topics, could derive from the use of the Teradata University Network (TUN), a free comprehensive web-portal. A detailed overview of TUN functionalities and content is…

  16. Women's Health Insurance Coverage

    MedlinePLUS

    Women’s Health Insurance Coverage Dec 10, 2014 Health insurance coverage is a critical factor in making health care affordable and ... on women’s coverage in future years. Sources of Health Insurance Coverage Employer-Sponsored Insurance Approximately 55 million women ...

  17. Annual Review of Database Development: 1992.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Basch, Reva

    1992-01-01

    Reviews recent trends in databases and online systems. Topics discussed include new access points for established databases; acquisitions, consolidations, and competition between vendors; European coverage; international services; online reference materials, including telephone directories; political and legal materials and public records;…

  18. Air traffic coverage

    SciTech Connect

    George, L.L.

    1988-09-16

    The Federal Aviation Administration plans to consolidate several hundred air traffic control centers and TRACONs into area control facilities while maintaining air traffic coverage. This paper defines air traffic coverage, a performance measure of the air traffic control system. Air traffic coverage measures performance without controversy regarding delay and collision probabilities and costs. Coverage measures help evaluate alternative facility architectures and help schedule consolidation. Coverage measures also help evaluate protocols for handling one facility's air traffic to another facility in case of facility failure. Coverage measures help evaluate radar, communications and other air traffic control systems and procedures. 4 refs., 2 figs.,

  19. Generating Program Inputs for Database Application Testing

    E-print Network

    Xie, Tao

    @csc.ncsu.edu Abstract--Testing is essential for quality assurance of database applications. Achieving high code coverage. INTRODUCTION Database applications are ubiquitous, and it is critical to assure high quality of database applications. To assure high quality of database applications, testing is commonly used in practice. Testing

  20. Database Selection in the Life Sciences.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Snow, Bonnie

    1985-01-01

    Focuses on indexing refinements in major life science databases--those specializing in biological/biomedical literature coverage--which influence cross-life searching decisions. Tables included highlight database descriptions, comparisons in coverage, ease of access (indexing of secondary concepts or search modifiers), chemical substance indexing…

  1. The DARE Database: UNESCO

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The DARE Database, maintained by UNESCO, includes an international directory of over 11,000 references to social science research and training institutes, social science specialists, social science documentation and information services, and social science periodicals. The directory also provides listings of peace, human rights, and international law institutions. Users may search the directory database by type of institution, country name, personal name, geographical coverage, periodical title, language of periodical, ISSN, or keyword.

  2. Some Benchmark Searches for Testing Search Capabilities and Medical Coverage of Internet Discovery Tools

    PubMed Central

    2000-01-01

    The past few years have seen a proliferation of search engines for the World Wide Web (WWW), as well as a growing number of specialized subject directories geared to the needs of health care professionals. Yet documentation on scope, coverage, and search features is often uneven at best; and even documented search features may not perform as advertised. This paper will present a group of sample searches to assist users in gauging database size, determining default search operators, and testing for the presence of advanced search features such as case sensitivity, stemming, and concept mapping for medical topics on English-language web sites. PMID:11720942

  3. Deconstructing media coverage of trastuzumab (Herceptin): an analysis of national newspaper coverage

    PubMed Central

    Wilson, Paul M; Booth, Alison M; Eastwood, Alison; Watt, Ian S

    2008-01-01

    Summary Objective To explore and critically describe the content and main narratives of UK national daily newspaper coverage of trastuzumab (Herceptin®). Design We used the NewsBank database to search eight national daily newspapers, and their Sunday equivalents, retrospectively from 19 February 2006 back to the earliest mention of trastuzumab or Herceptin (19 May 1998). Setting UK national newspapers. Main outcome measures To be eligible for inclusion, articles had to contain at least three sentences about trastuzumab. Articles that focused on the financial performance of companies associated with the drug were excluded from the analysis. For each included article, we extracted bibliographic details and data, and independently rated the reporting slant towards trastuzumab and, where relevant, the reporting slant towards access to treatment. Results We identified 361 articles that met the study inclusion criteria. The proprietary name of Herceptin was always used, with only eight articles mentioning the generic alternative. 294/361 included articles (81.5%) were rated as being positive towards trastuzumab, the remainder rated as neutral. Access to trastuzumab treatment was the main narrative running across included articles and reports of individual patients seeking treatment featured prominently throughout. In 208/361 of included articles (57%) the reporting slant towards access to trastuzumab treatment was rated as negative. 178/361 of included articles (49.3%) mentioned licensing, but rarely mentioned that licensing processes can only occur when the manufacturer applies for a licence. Only a minority of articles mentioned that the drug had to be licensed before it could be subject to the NICE approval process. Conclusions Newspaper coverage of trastuzumab has been characterized by uncritical reporting. Journalists (and consumers) should be more questioning when confronted with information about new drugs and of the motives of those who seek to set the news agenda. PMID:18344469

  4. Medical Device Databases: A Scoping Study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. Price; R. Summers; D. J. Williams

    2005-01-01

    Databases of medical devices were identified via complex search strategies to discover breadth and depth of coverage. The databases could be categorised into three types: product, business and regulation. Evaluation of the databases uncovered several issues including: lack of continuity relating to the level of information provided; and little or no evidence that evaluation criteria has been applied to the

  5. Subject and authorship of records related to the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) in BINABITROP, a comprehensive database about Costa Rican biology.

    PubMed

    Monge-Nájera, Julián; Nielsen-Muñoz, Vanessa; Azofeifa-Mora, Ana Beatriz

    2013-06-01

    BINABITROP is a bibliographical database of more than 38000 records about the ecosystems and organisms of Costa Rica. In contrast with commercial databases, such as Web of Knowledge and Scopus, which exclude most of the scientific journals published in tropical countries, BINABITROP is a comprehensive record of knowledge on the tropical ecosystems and organisms of Costa Rica. We analyzed its contents in three sites (La Selva, Palo Verde and Las Cruces) and recorded scientific field, taxonomic group and authorship. We found that most records dealt with ecology and systematics, and that most authors published only one article in the study period (1963-2011). Most research was published in four journals: Biotropica, Revista de Biología Tropical/ International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation, Zootaxa and Brenesia. This may be the first study of a such a comprehensive database for any case of tropical biology literature. PMID:23885568

  6. Prevalence of associated injuries of spinal trauma and their effect on medical utilization among hospitalized adult subjects – a nationwide data-based study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dachen Chu; Yi-Hui Lee; Ching-Heng Lin; Pesus Chou; Nan-Ping Yang

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: This study was wanted to investigate the prevalence of concomitant injuries among hospitalized acute spinal trauma patients aged 20 and over and the effects of those injuries on medical utilization in Taiwan. METHODS: Nationwide inpatient datasets of Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) database from between 2000 and 2003 were used. The major inclusion criteria used to select cases admitted

  7. Insurance and Transplant Coverage

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Financial assistance for transplant patients Learning about your health insurance coverage Some insurance policies do not cover marrow ... to provide you with a copy of your health insurance policy, and any information they can give you ...

  8. Drug Plan Coverage Rules

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  9. Estimating the coverage of mental health programmes: a systematic review

    PubMed Central

    De Silva, Mary J; Lee, Lucy; Fuhr, Daniela C; Rathod, Sujit; Chisholm, Dan; Schellenberg, Joanna; Patel, Vikram

    2014-01-01

    Background The large treatment gap for people suffering from mental disorders has led to initiatives to scale up mental health services. In order to track progress, estimates of programme coverage, and changes in coverage over time, are needed. Methods Systematic review of mental health programme evaluations that assess coverage, measured either as the proportion of the target population in contact with services (contact coverage) or as the proportion of the target population who receive appropriate and effective care (effective coverage). We performed a search of electronic databases and grey literature up to March 2013 and contacted experts in the field. Methods to estimate the numerator (service utilization) and the denominator (target population) were reviewed to explore methods which could be used in programme evaluations. Results We identified 15 735 unique records of which only seven met the inclusion criteria. All studies reported contact coverage. No study explicitly measured effective coverage, but it was possible to estimate this for one study. In six studies the numerator of coverage, service utilization, was estimated using routine clinical information, whereas one study used a national community survey. The methods for estimating the denominator, the population in need of services, were more varied and included national prevalence surveys case registers, and estimates from the literature. Conclusions Very few coverage estimates are available. Coverage could be estimated at low cost by combining routine programme data with population prevalence estimates from national surveys. PMID:24760874

  10. NBER Macrohistory Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1998-01-01

    The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) (discussed in the September 22, 1995 Scout Report) offers a Macrohistory Database of 3500 monthly, quarterly, and annual economic time series on pre-WWI and interwar economies in addition to their other historical data sets and working papers. Fifteen Macrohistory chapters cover United States production, construction, employment, money, prices, asset market transactions, foreign trade, and government activity, with some coverage of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Although the database is searchable by keyword, an analytical index (.pdf format) created by the original NBER compilers gives more detailed information on data series creation and organization.

  11. 24 CFR 203.16a - Mortgagor and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage. 203.16a Section...and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage. (a) If the...the value of the property and subject to flood damage) that: (1) Are located...

  12. 24 CFR 203.16a - Mortgagor and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage. 203.16a Section...and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage. (a) If the...the value of the property and subject to flood damage) that: (1) Are located...

  13. 24 CFR 203.16a - Mortgagor and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage. 203.16a Section...and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage. (a) If the...the value of the property and subject to flood damage) that: (1) Are located...

  14. 24 CFR 203.16a - Mortgagor and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage. 203.16a Section...and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage. (a) If the...the value of the property and subject to flood damage) that: (1) Are located...

  15. 24 CFR 203.16a - Mortgagor and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage. 203.16a Section...and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage. (a) If the...the value of the property and subject to flood damage) that: (1) Are located...

  16. Evaluating the Impact of Different Sequence Databases on Metaproteome Analysis: Insights from a Lab-Assembled Microbial Mixture

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    Tanca, Alessandro; Palomba, Antonio; Deligios, Massimo; Cubeddu, Tiziana; Fraumene, Cristina; Biosa, Grazia; Pagnozzi, Daniela; Addis, Maria Filippa; Uzzau, Sergio

    2013-01-01

    Metaproteomics enables the investigation of the protein repertoire expressed by complex microbial communities. However, to unleash its full potential, refinements in bioinformatic approaches for data analysis are still needed. In this context, sequence databases selection represents a major challenge. This work assessed the impact of different databases in metaproteomic investigations by using a mock microbial mixture including nine diverse bacterial and eukaryotic species, which was subjected to shotgun metaproteomic analysis. Then, both the microbial mixture and the single microorganisms were subjected to next generation sequencing to obtain experimental metagenomic- and genomic-derived databases, which were used along with public databases (namely, NCBI, UniProtKB/SwissProt and UniProtKB/TrEMBL, parsed at different taxonomic levels) to analyze the metaproteomic dataset. First, a quantitative comparison in terms of number and overlap of peptide identifications was carried out among all databases. As a result, only 35% of peptides were common to all database classes; moreover, genus/species-specific databases provided up to 17% more identifications compared to databases with generic taxonomy, while the metagenomic database enabled a slight increment in respect to public databases. Then, database behavior in terms of false discovery rate and peptide degeneracy was critically evaluated. Public databases with generic taxonomy exhibited a markedly different trend compared to the counterparts. Finally, the reliability of taxonomic attribution according to the lowest common ancestor approach (using MEGAN and Unipept software) was assessed. The level of misassignments varied among the different databases, and specific thresholds based on the number of taxon-specific peptides were established to minimize false positives. This study confirms that database selection has a significant impact in metaproteomics, and provides critical indications for improving depth and reliability of metaproteomic results. Specifically, the use of iterative searches and of suitable filters for taxonomic assignments is proposed with the aim of increasing coverage and trustworthiness of metaproteomic data. PMID:24349410

  17. Hydrocarbon Impacts Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Hydrocarbon Impacts (HI) database is a subset of the University of Calgary's Arctic Institute of North America's Arctic Science and Technology Information System database. More than 5,100 records describe "publications and research projects about the environmental impacts, socio-economic effects and regulation of hydrocarbon exploration, development and transportation in northern Canada." Users can search by record type, keyword, subject code, geographic code, author, and year, as well as an advanced search feature to locate the information. Well designed and easy to use, the database provides those interested in this narrow subject field a helpful resource.

  18. Measuring Cloud Coverage

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This lesson reviews clouds and uses fractions to describe cloud coverage, demonstrating how math and science work together. By using math and science to describe clouds, the lesson provides students with several means of communication (fractions and meteorological terms) to describe a meteorological situation.

  19. 50 CFR 665.606 - At-sea observer coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC Pacific Remote Island Area Fisheries § 665.606 At-sea observer coverage. All fishing vessels subject to §§...

  20. 50 CFR 665.645 - At-sea observer coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC Pacific Remote Island Area Fisheries § 665.645 At-sea observer coverage. All fishing vessels subject to §§...

  1. 44 CFR 63.5 - Coverage for contents removal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...ACT OF 1968 General § 63.5 Coverage for contents removal. Whenever a structure is subject to imminent collapse or subsidence as a result of erosion or undermining caused by waves or currents of water exceeding anticipated cyclical levels and...

  2. 44 CFR 63.5 - Coverage for contents removal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...ACT OF 1968 General § 63.5 Coverage for contents removal. Whenever a structure is subject to imminent collapse or subsidence as a result of erosion or undermining caused by waves or currents of water exceeding anticipated cyclical levels and...

  3. 44 CFR 63.5 - Coverage for contents removal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...ACT OF 1968 General § 63.5 Coverage for contents removal. Whenever a structure is subject to imminent collapse or subsidence as a result of erosion or undermining caused by waves or currents of water exceeding anticipated cyclical levels and...

  4. 44 CFR 63.5 - Coverage for contents removal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...ACT OF 1968 General § 63.5 Coverage for contents removal. Whenever a structure is subject to imminent collapse or subsidence as a result of erosion or undermining caused by waves or currents of water exceeding anticipated cyclical levels and...

  5. 44 CFR 63.5 - Coverage for contents removal.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...ACT OF 1968 General § 63.5 Coverage for contents removal. Whenever a structure is subject to imminent collapse or subsidence as a result of erosion or undermining caused by waves or currents of water exceeding anticipated cyclical levels and...

  6. Google Scholar coverage of a multidisciplinary field

    Microsoft Academic Search

    William H. Walters

    2007-01-01

    This paper evaluates the content of Google Scholar and seven other databases (Academic Search Elite, AgeLine, Arti- cleFirst, GEOBASE, POPLINE, Social Sciences Abstracts, and Social Sciences Citation Index) within the multidisciplin- ary subject area of later-life migration. Each database is evaluated with reference to a set of 155 core articles selected in advance—the most important studies of later-life migration published

  7. The relationship between test coverage and reliability

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yashwant K. Malaiya; Naixin Li; J. Bieman; Rick Karcich; Bob Skibbe

    1994-01-01

    Models the relationship between testing effort, coverage and reliability, and presents a logarithmic model that relates testing effort to test coverage: statement (or block) coverage, branch (or decision) coverage, computation use (c-use) coverage, or predicate use (p-use) coverage. The model is based on the hypothesis that the enumerables (like branches or blocks) for any coverage measure have different detectability, just

  8. Google Scholar's Coverage of the Engineering Literature: An Empirical Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Meier, John J.; Conkling, Thomas W.

    2008-01-01

    Google Scholar's coverage of the engineering literature is analyzed by comparing its contents with those of Compendex, the premier engineering database. Records retrieved from Compendex were searched in Google Scholar, and a decade by decade comparison was done from the 1950s through 2007. The results show that the percentage of records appearing…

  9. 5 CFR 875.403 - May I apply for coverage outside of an open season?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...I apply for coverage outside of an open season? 875.403 Section 875.403 Administrative...I apply for coverage outside of an open season? If you are eligible for coverage...application at any time outside of an open season. You will be subject to full...

  10. 5 CFR 875.403 - May I apply for coverage outside of an open season?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...I apply for coverage outside of an open season? 875.403 Section 875.403 Administrative...I apply for coverage outside of an open season? If you are eligible for coverage...application at any time outside of an open season. You will be subject to full...

  11. 5 CFR 875.403 - May I apply for coverage outside of an open season?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...I apply for coverage outside of an open season? 875.403 Section 875.403 Administrative...I apply for coverage outside of an open season? If you are eligible for coverage...application at any time outside of an open season. You will be subject to full...

  12. 5 CFR 875.403 - May I apply for coverage outside of an open season?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...I apply for coverage outside of an open season? 875.403 Section 875.403 Administrative...I apply for coverage outside of an open season? If you are eligible for coverage...application at any time outside of an open season. You will be subject to full...

  13. 5 CFR 875.403 - May I apply for coverage outside of an open season?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...I apply for coverage outside of an open season? 875.403 Section 875.403 Administrative...I apply for coverage outside of an open season? If you are eligible for coverage...application at any time outside of an open season. You will be subject to full...

  14. Increasing immunization coverage.

    PubMed

    Hammer, Lawrence D; Curry, Edward S; Harlor, Allen D; Laughlin, James J; Leeds, Andrea J; Lessin, Herschel R; Rodgers, Chadwick T; Granado-Villar, Deise C; Brown, Jeffrey M; Cotton, William H; Gaines, Beverly Marie Madry; Gambon, Thresia B; Gitterman, Benjamin A; Gorski, Peter A; Kraft, Colleen A; Marino, Ronald Vincent; Paz-Soldan, Gonzalo J; Zind, Barbara

    2010-06-01

    In 1977, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement calling for universal immunization of all children for whom vaccines are not contraindicated. In 1995, the policy statement "Implementation of the Immunization Policy" was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, followed in 2003 with publication of the first version of this statement, "Increasing Immunization Coverage." Since 2003, there have continued to be improvements in immunization coverage, with progress toward meeting the goals set forth in Healthy People 2010. Data from the 2007 National Immunization Survey showed that 90% of children 19 to 35 months of age have received recommended doses of each of the following vaccines: inactivated poliovirus (IPV), measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), varicella-zoster virus (VZB), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). For diphtheria and tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine, 84.5% have received the recommended 4 doses by 35 months of age. Nevertheless, the Healthy People 2010 goal of at least 80% coverage for the full series (at least 4 doses of DTaP, 3 doses of IPV, 1 dose of MMR, 3 doses of Hib, 3 doses of HBV, and 1 dose of varicella-zoster virus vaccine) has not yet been met, and immunization coverage of adolescents continues to lag behind the goals set forth in Healthy People 2010. Despite these encouraging data, a vast number of new challenges that threaten continued success toward the goal of universal immunization coverage have emerged. These challenges include an increase in new vaccines and new vaccine combinations as well as a significant number of vaccines currently under development; a dramatic increase in the acquisition cost of vaccines, coupled with a lack of adequate payment to practitioners to buy and administer vaccines; unanticipated manufacturing and delivery problems that have caused significant shortages of various vaccine products; and the rise of a public antivaccination movement that uses the Internet as well as standard media outlets to advance a position, wholly unsupported by any scientific evidence, linking vaccines with various childhood conditions, particularly autism. Much remains to be accomplished by physician organizations; vaccine manufacturers; third-party payers; the media; and local, state, and federal governments to ensure dependable vaccine supply and payments that are sufficient to continue to provide immunizations in public and private settings and to promote effective strategies to combat unjustified misstatements by the antivaccination movement. Pediatricians should work individually and collectively at the local, state, and national levels to ensure that all children without a valid contraindication receive all childhood immunizations on time. Pediatricians and pediatric organizations, in conjunction with government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, must communicate effectively with parents to maximize their understanding of the overall safety and efficacy of vaccines. Most parents and children have not experienced many of the vaccine-preventable diseases, and the general public is not well informed about the risks and sequelae of these conditions. A number of recommendations are included for pediatricians, individually and collectively, to support further progress toward the goal of universal immunization coverage of all children for whom vaccines are not contraindicated. PMID:20513736

  15. Energy-Efficient Sensing Coverage and Communication for Wireless Sensor Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xi Chen; Qianchuan Zhao; Xiaohong Guan

    2007-01-01

    Wireless sensor networks have a wide range of applications. Sensing coverage and communication coverage are two fundamental\\u000a quality of service. In this paper, we present our work on energy efficient sensing coverage and communication. We design several\\u000a schemes for sensing coverage subject to different requirements and constraints respectively. We also propose a broadcasting\\u000a communication protocol with high energy efficiency and

  16. VCL@FER image quality assessment database

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andela Zaric; Nenad Tatalovic; Nikolina Brajkovic; Hrvoje Hlevnjak; Matej Loncaric; Emil Dumic; Sonja Grgic

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we present new image quality database which consists of four degradation types: JPEG, JPEG2000, White noise and Gaussian blur. Results for five commonly used objective quality measures are compared using newly developed image database, as well as LIVE image database. Subjective image quality assessment (IQA) is based on subjective experiments in which image quality has been evaluated

  17. Biofuel Database

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    Biofuel Database (Web, free access)   This database brings together structural, biological, and thermodynamic data for enzymes that are either in current use or are being considered for use in the production of biofuels.

  18. FACILITY DATABASE

    Cancer.gov

    LASP Administrative Use Only Data Entry Start Date _______________ July 2007 LASP FACILTY Database Form 1.000 FACILITY DATABASE Principal Investigator – Data Entry Requirements This form is used to identify the level of data that each investigator

  19. JISC's Academic Database Assessment Tool as a Collection Development and Management Tool for Bibliographic Databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jay Bhatt; Dana Denick

    2009-01-01

    The Academic Database Assessment Tool (ADAT) from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) enables users to compile and compare journal title lists from many different suppliers. The makers claim that this tool can help identify overlap of coverage among comparable databases and platforms. This article provides an overview of the tool's major features, including limitations, and how it can be

  20. Database Administrator

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moore, Pam

    2010-01-01

    The Internet and electronic commerce (e-commerce) generate lots of data. Data must be stored, organized, and managed. Database administrators, or DBAs, work with database software to find ways to do this. They identify user needs, set up computer databases, and test systems. They ensure that systems perform as they should and add people to the…

  1. Magazine coverage of child sexual abuse, 1992-2004.

    PubMed

    Cheit, Ross E; Shavit, Yael; Reiss-Davis, Zachary

    2010-01-01

    This article analyzes trends in the coverage of child sexual abuse in popular magazines since the early 1990s. The article employs systematic analysis to identify and analyze articles in four popular magazines. Articles are analyzed by subject, length, and publication. The results affirm established theories of newsworthiness related to the coverage of specific stories over time. However, interest in the subject waned in the past 10 years, with the brief and dramatic exception of coverage connected to the Catholic Church in 2002. The findings demonstrate systematic differences between the slants of the four magazines studied. The findings also suggest that child abuse professionals could improve the quality of coverage by agreeing to interviews in connection with articles about childhood sexual abuse. PMID:20390781

  2. ARS Water Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1969-12-31

    From the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) comes the ARS Water Database Web site. The database is a collection of precipitation and streamflow data from small agricultural watersheds in the United States, including variable time-series readings sufficient in detail to reconstruct storm hydrographs and hyetographs. Users can choose from any US state to view available data. Each station is listed along with its location, coverage area in acres, dates of operation, latitude and longitude, and links to its related data. Although data is not available for every station listed, the site can still be a valuable resource for those looking for quick access to hydrological data from around the country.

  3. Mapquest: Worldwide Coverage

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    To its detailed coverage of the United States, Mapquest has added maps for cities and regions around the world. The interactive atlas can now display international locations on six continents; maps are detailed to the highway and boulevard level. For US addresses, users may search for locations by street address and view a map of the neighborhood. Registration, free of charge, allows the user to return to the Mapquest site with settings intact; settings include which points of interest will be highlighted, how the maps should be displayed, and even which maps will be labeled and stored for future reference. The US-only services on the site include Tripquest, a route planner that covers the US, Canada, and Mexico.

  4. IOPI Database of Plant Databases

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI), a Commission of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), manages the Database of Plant Databases (DPD). The DPD is a global list of plant databases including Taxonomic databases ("with systematic information on families or genera, or for Flora projects"); Collection catalogs (usually of herbaria); and DELTA datasets (DELTA is "the Description Language for Taxonomy, a data format for character data, used for identification, key construction and the generation of descriptions."). The DPD may be searched using numerous specified fields, or it may be viewed in its entirety -- by Database Name, Host Name, or Host Country. Though bare bones in appearance, this extensive database contains a gold mine of information, with hundreds of hyperlinks to valuable plant databases.

  5. CAL Learning Strategies Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Learning Strategies Database, developed by the Center for Advancement of Learning (CAL) at Muskingum College, organizes information about learning strategies into four major sections: Introduction to the CAL Learning Strategies Database, General-Purpose Learning Strategies, Content-Specific Learning Strategies, and Bibliography of Learning Strategies Resources. Each section is further divided into more specific subsections, creating a hierarchical database structure. For example, the general-purpose section contains sixteen subsections related to general learning, such as Memory, Test Preparation, and Notetaking; whereas, the content-specific section has 27 disciplinary subsections, covering subjects in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts. The information in the database allows students of all ages and their instructors to assess current learning styles, and to identify and implement methods for effective education adapted to the learning strengths and weaknesses of individual students.

  6. Alternative Databases for Anthropology Searching.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brody, Fern; Lambert, Maureen

    1984-01-01

    Examines online search results of sample questions in several databases covering linguistics, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology in order to determine if and where any overlap in results might occur, and which files have greatest number of relevant hits. Search results by database are given for each subject area. (EJS)

  7. BIOSIS PREVIEWS COVERAGE SEARCH

    E-print Network

    California at San Diego, University of

    as international meetings, conference reports, books, and patents. Topic Enter your search words, joined by search, and subject terms; choose Title from the drop-down search menu to restrict your search to document titles only Compton Crick, click , enter Crick F in the search box, and click Move To. 2. Click the Add buttons to add

  8. Red Scare: An Image Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The William & Anita Newman Library at Baruch College (The City University of New York) has recently added this exhibit to its digital collection. Red Scare is an image database created by Leo Robert Klein, Web Coordinator and Digital Resources Developer for Newman Library. The database contains 137 photographs and political cartoons that illustrate US political history from 1918 to 1920. The images are arranged chronologically and by subject. A list of subject headings are provided.

  9. Choosing a Database for Social Work: A Comparison of Social Work Abstracts and Social Service Abstracts

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Flatley, Robert K.; Lilla, Rick; Widner, Jack

    2007-01-01

    This study compared Social Work Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts databases in terms of indexing, journal coverage, and searches. The authors interviewed editors, analyzed journal coverage, and compared searches. It was determined that the databases complement one another more than compete. The authors conclude with some considerations.

  10. Maize databases

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This chapter is a succinct overview of maize data held in the species-specific database MaizeGDB (the Maize Genomics and Genetics Database), and selected multi-species data repositories, such as Gramene/Ensembl Plants, Phytozome, UniProt and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), ...

  11. Image Databases.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pettersson, Rune

    Different kinds of pictorial databases are described with respect to aims, user groups, search possibilities, storage, and distribution. Some specific examples are given for databases used for the following purposes: (1) labor markets for artists; (2) document management; (3) telling a story; (4) preservation (archives and museums); (5) research;…

  12. NIOSHTIC DATABASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    NIOSHTIC Database is a bibliographic database of literature in the field of occupational safety and health. English language technical journals provide approximately 35 percent of the additions to NIOSHTIC? annually. Retrospective information, some of which is from the 19th centu...

  13. NSFC Databases

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Environmental Services Center (NESC) is based at West Virginia University and "serves as a clearinghouse for information about drinking water, wastewater, environmental training, and solid waste management in communities serving fewer than 10,000 individuals." As part of the NSFC larger Web site, the Databases page offers three online databases that can be accessed free after an initial registration. The Regulations Database contains copies of regulations for onsite wastewater treatment systems in 48 states, the Bibliographic Database stores thousands of articles dealing with onsite and small community wastewater issues, and the Manufacturers and Consultants Database houses a list of industry contacts for wastewater products and consulting services. Much more is available within the larger NSFC site and readers are encouraged to take a look through its contents.

  14. Using simulation for assessing the real impact of test coverage on defect coverage

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lionel C. Briand; Dietmar Pfahl

    1999-01-01

    The use of test coverage measures (e.g. block coverage) to control the software test process has become an increasingly common practice. This is justified by the assumption that higher test coverage helps achieve higher defect coverage and therefore improves software quality. In practice, data often shows that defect coverage and test coverage grow over time, as additional testing is performed.

  15. Track coverage in sensor networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Silvia Ferrari

    2006-01-01

    So far coverage problems have been formulated to address area coverage or to maintain line-of-sight visibility in the presence of obstacles (i.e., art-gallery problems). Although sensor networks often are employed to track moving targets, none of the existing formulations deal with the problem of allocating sensors in order to achieve track-formation capabilities over a region of interest. This paper investigates

  16. rasdaman Array Database: current status

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Merticariu, George; Toader, Alexandru

    2015-04-01

    rasdaman (Raster Data Manager) is a Free Open Source Array Database Management System which provides functionality for storing and processing massive amounts of raster data in the form of multidimensional arrays. The user can access, process and delete the data using SQL. The key features of rasdaman are: flexibility (datasets of any dimensionality can be processed with the help of SQL queries), scalability (rasdaman's distributed architecture enables it to seamlessly run on cloud infrastructures while offering an increase in performance with the increase of computation resources), performance (real-time access, processing, mixing and filtering of arrays of any dimensionality) and reliability (legacy communication protocol replaced with a new one based on cutting edge technology - Google Protocol Buffers and ZeroMQ). Among the data with which the system works, we can count 1D time series, 2D remote sensing imagery, 3D image time series, 3D geophysical data, and 4D atmospheric and climate data. Most of these representations cannot be stored only in the form of raw arrays, as the location information of the contents is also important for having a correct geoposition on Earth. This is defined by ISO 19123 as coverage data. rasdaman provides coverage data support through the Petascope service. Extensions were added on top of rasdaman in order to provide support for the Geoscience community. The following OGC standards are currently supported: Web Map Service (WMS), Web Coverage Service (WCS), and Web Coverage Processing Service (WCPS). The Web Map Service is an extension which provides zoom and pan navigation over images provided by a map server. Starting with version 9.1, rasdaman supports WMS version 1.3. The Web Coverage Service provides capabilities for downloading multi-dimensional coverage data. Support is also provided for several extensions of this service: Subsetting Extension, Scaling Extension, and, starting with version 9.1, Transaction Extension, which defines request types for inserting, updating and deleting coverages. A web client, designed for both novice and experienced users, is also available for the service and its extensions. The client offers an intuitive interface that allows users to work with multi-dimensional coverages by abstracting the specifics of the standard definitions of the requests. The Web Coverage Processing Service defines a language for on-the-fly processing and filtering multi-dimensional raster coverages. rasdaman exposes this service through the WCS processing extension. Demonstrations are provided online via the Earthlook website (earthlook.org) which presents use-cases from a wide variety of application domains, using the rasdaman system as processing engine.

  17. Global routine vaccination coverage, 2013.

    PubMed

    Harris, Jennifer B; Gacic-Dobo, Marta; Eggers, Rudolf; Brown, David W; Sodha, Samir V

    2014-11-21

    In 1974, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the Expanded Program on Immunization to ensure that all children have access to routinely recommended vaccines. Since then, global coverage with the four core vaccines (Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine [for protection against tuberculosis], diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine [DTP], polio vaccine, and measles vaccine) has increased from <5% to ?84%, and additional vaccines have been added to the recommended schedule. Coverage with the third dose of DTP vaccine (DTP3) by age 12 months is a key indicator of immunization program performance. Estimated global DTP3 coverage has remained at 83%-84% since 2009, with estimated 2013 coverage at 84%. Global coverage estimates for the second routine dose of measles-containing vaccine (MCV2) are reported for the first time in 2013; global coverage was 35% by the end of the second year of life and 53% when including older age groups. Improvements in equity of access and use of immunization services will help ensure that all children are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. PMID:25412062

  18. Global routine vaccination coverage--2012.

    PubMed

    2013-11-01

    In 1974, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the Expanded Programme on Immunization to ensure that all children have access to routinely recommended vaccines. Despite improvement in global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine (DTP3), from 5% in 1974 to 83% in 2011, almost one fifth of the world's children still had not received their third dose of the DTP series during their first year of life. In May 2012, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) to guide the Decade of Vaccines' vision to extend benefits of immunization to all persons. GVAP's key indicators include achieving and sustaining 90% national DTP3 coverage and ?80% DTP3 coverage in every district by 2015. During 2012, as in the 2 preceding years, an estimated 83% of infants worldwide received 3 doses of DTP vaccine; however, coverage varied among the WHO regions. Among 194 WHO member states, 131 (68%) achieved ?90% DTP3 national coverage, and 59 (30%) achieved ?80% DTP3 coverage in every district. However, 22.6 million children did not receive 3 DTP doses, a key indicator of immunization program performance. Strengthening national immunization systems, especially in countries with the greatest number of undervaccinated children, should be a global priority to reduce morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases. PMID:24172880

  19. Applying Machine Learning to an Alzheimer's Database

    E-print Network

    Pazzani, Michael J.

    's database subject age, sex, job, and education, plus responses of patients to questions con- tained in twoApplying Machine Learning to an Alzheimer's Database 1 Piew Datta W.R. Shankle Michael Pazzani Ques- tionnaire (FAQ). We apply six ML methods to a database of 578 patients and controls. The ML

  20. BIOMARKERS DATABASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    This database was developed by assembling and evaluating the literature relevant to human biomarkers. It catalogues and evaluates the usefulness of biomarkers of exposure, susceptibility and effect which may be relevant for a longitudinal cohort study. In addition to describing ...

  1. ECOTOX DATABASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    ECOTOX is a comprehensive ecotoxicology database and is therefore essential to the Agency, providing and supporting high quality models needed to estimate population effects of toxic chemicals across a wide range of species....

  2. Tsunami Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Tsunami Database is a global digital database containing information on more than 2000 tsunamis maintained by the National Geophysical Data Center. This is an interactive site; the user is asked to enter search parameters such as date, latitude and longitude, cause of the tsunami - earthquake, landslide, volcano, or all combined - magnitude, and death. Information is then generated on tsunamis that match that data. The National Geophysical Data Center also maintains an historic slide set collection of tsunami damage.

  3. Multimedia Databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Arcot Desai Narasimhalu

    1996-01-01

    .  The rapidly growing interest in building multimedia tools and applications has created a need for the development of multimedia\\u000a database management systems (MMDBMSs) as a tool for efficient organization, storage and retrieval of multimedia objects. We\\u000a begin with a word about traditional database management systems (DBMSs). Then we present an overview of the MMDBMS research\\u000a issues, challenges, methods, models, and

  4. Alcohol Industry & Policy Database

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    Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems.

    The Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems maintains the Alcohol Industry & Policy Database, which contains bibliographic citations and abstracts for more than 13,000 articles and news stories on the alcohol beverage industry, alcohol policy, and the prevention of alcohol-related problems. The citations in the database span from 1991 to the present and are updated monthly. Users may conduct cross-field queries of the database by keywords, subject headings, company name, and publication date. The search facility includes Word Wheels, which are interactive Java applets that help users to identify indexed terms quickly, thereby "eliminat[ing] trial-and-error searching [and] produc[ing] more accurate searches."

  5. Standardizing the World Income Inequality Database

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Frederick Solt

    2008-01-01

    Abstract Objective. Cross-national research on the causes and consequences of income inequality has been hindered by the limitations of exist- ing inequality datasets: greater coverage across countries and over time is available from these sources only at the cost of signicantly reduced comparability across observations. The goal of the Standard- ized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID) is to overcome these

  6. Comparison of Three Primary Aggregator Databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kelly Blessinger; Maureen Olle

    2003-01-01

    This article explores the results of a study conducted by Louisiana State University Libraries to determine the strengths and weaknesses of three aggregator databases: EBSCO Academic Search Premier, Gale Expanded Academic ASAP, and ProQuest Research Library Core. Main ideas discussed are title coverage, full-text availability, and search features. It is hoped that this article will aid institutions in determining the

  7. Magazine Coverage of Child Sexual Abuse, 1992-2004

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cheit, Ross E.; Shavit, Yael; Reiss-Davis, Zachary

    2010-01-01

    This article analyzes trends in the coverage of child sexual abuse in popular magazines since the early 1990s. The article employs systematic analysis to identify and analyze articles in four popular magazines. Articles are analyzed by subject, length, and publication. The results affirm established theories of newsworthiness related to the…

  8. Foodline®: International Food Market, Technology and Regulatory Databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter Sidney

    1996-01-01

    Foodline® is a trio of databases from U.K.-based Leatherhead Food Research Association providing international coverage of food marketing, technical and regulatory information. Foodline®: International Food Market Data is a bibliographic database of global market information abstracted from some 250 food and beverage business and trade journals, statistical publications and market studies. Foodline®: Food Science and Technology consists of citations and

  9. Experiment Databases

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Vanschoren, Joaquin; Blockeel, Hendrik

    Next to running machine learning algorithms based on inductive queries, much can be learned by immediately querying the combined results of many prior studies. Indeed, all around the globe, thousands of machine learning experiments are being executed on a daily basis, generating a constant stream of empirical information on machine learning techniques. While the information contained in these experiments might have many uses beyond their original intent, results are typically described very concisely in papers and discarded afterwards. If we properly store and organize these results in central databases, they can be immediately reused for further analysis, thus boosting future research. In this chapter, we propose the use of experiment databases: databases designed to collect all the necessary details of these experiments, and to intelligently organize them in online repositories to enable fast and thorough analysis of a myriad of collected results. They constitute an additional, queriable source of empirical meta-data based on principled descriptions of algorithm executions, without reimplementing the algorithms in an inductive database. As such, they engender a very dynamic, collaborative approach to experimentation, in which experiments can be freely shared, linked together, and immediately reused by researchers all over the world. They can be set up for personal use, to share results within a lab or to create open, community-wide repositories. Here, we provide a high-level overview of their design, and use an existing experiment database to answer various interesting research questions about machine learning algorithms and to verify a number of recent studies.

  10. INVADERS Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Based at the University of Montana and directed by Dr. Peter Rice, the INVADERS Database is "a comprehensive database of exotic plant names and weed distribution records for five states in the northwestern United States." Designed for use by land management and weed regulatory agencies, INVADERS uses a query interface (plant name or location) to sort and display information. Data are updated regularly so as to increase the chance of detecting and halting the rapid spread of alien weeds. Highlights of the site include the noxious weed listings for all US states and six Canadian provinces, historic distribution records against which to compare current plant distributions, and summary statistics such as the number of invasive species detected per state or a summary of the 120 year invasion, among others. The INVADERS database will prove both interesting and useful to managers and academics, alike.

  11. Monitoring Intervention Coverage in the Context of Universal Health Coverage

    PubMed Central

    Boerma, Ties; AbouZahr, Carla; Evans, David; Evans, Tim

    2014-01-01

    Monitoring universal health coverage (UHC) focuses on information on health intervention coverage and financial protection. This paper addresses monitoring intervention coverage, related to the full spectrum of UHC, including health promotion and disease prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation. A comprehensive core set of indicators most relevant to the country situation should be monitored on a regular basis as part of health progress and systems performance assessment for all countries. UHC monitoring should be embedded in a broad results framework for the country health system, but focus on indicators related to the coverage of interventions that most directly reflect the results of UHC investments and strategies in each country. A set of tracer coverage indicators can be selected, divided into two groups—promotion/prevention, and treatment/care—as illustrated in this paper. Disaggregation of the indicators by the main equity stratifiers is critical to monitor progress in all population groups. Targets need to be set in accordance with baselines, historical rate of progress, and measurement considerations. Critical measurement gaps also exist, especially for treatment indicators, covering issues such as mental health, injuries, chronic conditions, surgical interventions, rehabilitation, and palliation. Consequently, further research and proxy indicators need to be used in the interim. Ideally, indicators should include a quality of intervention dimension. For some interventions, use of a single indicator is feasible, such as management of hypertension; but in many areas additional indicators are needed to capture quality of service provision. The monitoring of UHC has significant implications for health information systems. Major data gaps will need to be filled. At a minimum, countries will need to administer regular household health surveys with biological and clinical data collection. Countries will also need to improve the production of reliable, comprehensive, and timely health facility data. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary PMID:25243586

  12. Solubility Database

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    SRD 106 IUPAC-NIST Solubility Database (Web, free access)   These solubilities are compiled from 18 volumes (Click here for List) of the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry(IUPAC)-NIST Solubility Data Series. The database includes liquid-liquid, solid-liquid, and gas-liquid systems. Typical solvents and solutes include water, seawater, heavy water, inorganic compounds, and a variety of organic compounds such as hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, alcohols, acids, esters and nitrogen compounds. There are over 67,500 solubility measurements and over 1800 references.

  13. From: importantannouncements@fsu.edu Subject: OPS Health Insurance

    E-print Network

    Sura, Philip

    : November 4, 2013 SUBJECT: OPS Health Insurance under the Affordable Care Act FSU is subject to the rules to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act for OPS health care coverage. To date we have been

  14. Spatial Coverage of Radar Reflectors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel Levine; William H. Welch

    1964-01-01

    Passive reflectors may be employed to enhance the radar return of a space vehicle for some phases of tracking, as in orbital rendezvous. Contour charts prepared on a suitable base grid provide an objective means of evaluating the spatial coverage of different designs for this application. The superiority of a circular corner reflector over square or triangular designs is demonstrated

  15. FACILITY DATABASE

    Cancer.gov

    LASP Administrative Use Only Data Entry Start Date _______________Investigator Data RequirementsJuly 2007 LASP FACILTY Database Form 1.000This form is used to identify the level of data that each investigator [and his/her staff] will require for entry

  16. A Generalized Fault Coverage Model for Linear Time-Invariant Systems

    E-print Network

    Domínguez-García, A. D.

    This paper proposes a fault coverage model for linear time-invariant (LTI) systems subject to uncertain input. A state-space representation, defined by the state-transition matrix, and the input matrix, is used to represent ...

  17. Databases Online and on CD-ROM: How Do They Differ, Let Us Count the Ways.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nahl-Jakobovits, Diane; Tenopir, Carol

    1992-01-01

    Discussion of the use of CD-ROM databases for end-user searching versus online database searching in academic libraries focuses on a comparison of two databases, "Psychological Abstracts" and "Sociological Abstracts," that were searched in both formats. Factors of response time, coverage, content, and cost were investigated for each version. (12…

  18. Drinking Water Treatability Database (Database)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The drinking Water Treatability Database (TDB) will provide data taken from the literature on the control of contaminants in drinking water, and will be housed on an interactive, publicly-available USEPA web site. It can be used for identifying effective treatment processes, rec...

  19. ASTER cloud coverage reassessment using MODIS cloud mask products

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tonooka, Hideyuki; Omagari, Kunjuro; Yamamoto, Hirokazu; Tachikawa, Tetsushi; Fujita, Masaru; Paitaer, Zaoreguli

    2010-10-01

    In the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer (ASTER) Project, two kinds of algorithms are used for cloud assessment in Level-1 processing. The first algorithm based on the LANDSAT-5 TM Automatic Cloud Cover Assessment (ACCA) algorithm is used for a part of daytime scenes observed with only VNIR bands and all nighttime scenes, and the second algorithm based on the LANDSAT-7 ETM+ ACCA algorithm is used for most of daytime scenes observed with all spectral bands. However, the first algorithm does not work well for lack of some spectral bands sensitive to cloud detection, and the two algorithms have been less accurate over snow/ice covered areas since April 2008 when the SWIR subsystem developed troubles. In addition, they perform less well for some combinations of surface type and sun elevation angle. We, therefore, have developed the ASTER cloud coverage reassessment system using MODIS cloud mask (MOD35) products, and have reassessed cloud coverage for all ASTER archived scenes (>1.7 million scenes). All of the new cloud coverage data are included in Image Management System (IMS) databases of the ASTER Ground Data System (GDS) and NASA's Land Process Data Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) and used for ASTER product search by users, and cloud mask images are distributed to users through Internet. Daily upcoming scenes (about 400 scenes per day) are reassessed and inserted into the IMS databases in 5 to 7 days after each scene observation date. Some validation studies for the new cloud coverage data and some mission-related analyses using those data are also demonstrated in the present paper.

  20. Contraceptive coverage laws proliferate in 1999.

    PubMed

    Dailard, C

    1999-12-01

    In 1999, contraceptive coverage laws proliferated both in the government and private sectors in the US. On September 29, President Clinton signed a bill ensuring federal employees' access to contraceptives. While Congress has been creating initiatives of providing contraceptive coverage for its employees, individuals insured under private employers do not enjoy such coverage. In response to this, the Equity in Prescription Insurance Act was introduced to provide contraceptive coverage in private sector employment-based plans. Between April and September, 9 states enacted an almost similar contraceptive coverage law; these were California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Vermont. All require private insurance coverage of contraceptives and devices approved by the Food and Drug Administration. California, Connecticut, and Georgia require coverage of contraceptive services. In most states, however, addressing difficult questions concerning the scope of exemption for employers who object to contraceptive coverage was central to the ultimate success of the bill. PMID:12295561

  1. 76 FR 7767 - Student Health Insurance Coverage

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-11

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 45 CFR Parts 144 and...CMS-9981-P] RIN 0950-AA20 Student Health Insurance Coverage AGENCY: Centers for...that would establish rules for student health insurance coverage under the Public...

  2. 77 FR 16453 - Student Health Insurance Coverage

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-21

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 45 CFR Parts 144...CMS-9981-F RIN 0938-AQ95 Student Health Insurance Coverage AGENCY: Centers for...rule establishes requirements for student health insurance coverage under the Public...

  3. Medicaid & CHIP Coverage (Affordable Care Act)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Learn how to apply for Medicaid coverage . Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) In all states, CHIP provides low- ... that people without health coverage must pay . × Footer Health Insurance Marketplace Resources About the Affordable Care Act Regulatory ...

  4. 5 CFR 359.901 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Coverage. (a) This subpart covers the removal from the SES of— (1) A noncareer appointee; (2) A limited emergency...reemployed annuitant holding any type of appointment under the SES. (b) Coverage does not include, however, a limited...

  5. 5 CFR 359.901 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Coverage. (a) This subpart covers the removal from the SES of— (1) A noncareer appointee; (2) A limited emergency...reemployed annuitant holding any type of appointment under the SES. (b) Coverage does not include, however, a limited...

  6. 5 CFR 359.901 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Coverage. (a) This subpart covers the removal from the SES of— (1) A noncareer appointee; (2) A limited emergency...reemployed annuitant holding any type of appointment under the SES. (b) Coverage does not include, however, a limited...

  7. 5 CFR 359.901 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Coverage. (a) This subpart covers the removal from the SES of— (1) A noncareer appointee; (2) A limited emergency...reemployed annuitant holding any type of appointment under the SES. (b) Coverage does not include, however, a limited...

  8. 5 CFR 1320.4 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Coverage. 1320.4 Section 1320.4 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET OMB DIRECTIVES CONTROLLING PAPERWORK BURDENS ON THE PUBLIC § 1320.4 Coverage. (a) The requirements of this part apply to all...

  9. Copper Data Center Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Copper Development Association

    The Copper Data Center Database is provided free of charge by the Copper Development Association "to increase knowledge and awareness of copper, related technologies, and the role of copper in the environment." The database is an online bibliographic search engine of literature on copper, copper alloys and copper technology dating back to 1965 and is described as covering copper technology from smelting and hydrometallurgy through the performance of copper and copper alloys in their end-use applications and service environments. Users can search by standard methods including using keywords and titles or an impressive advanced search feature is also available. Although full text listings are not available, anyone interested in related subjects will appreciate this well designed and unique tool.

  10. The Finite Model Theory Toolbox of a Database Theoretician

    E-print Network

    Libkin, Leonid

    in database theory. Categories and Subject Descriptors. F.4.1 [Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages]: Mathematical Logic; F.4.3 [Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages]: Formal Languages; H.2.4 [Database

  11. Coverage of protein domain families with structural protein-protein interactions: current progress and future trends.

    PubMed

    Goncearenco, Alexander; Shoemaker, Benjamin A; Zhang, Dachuan; Sarychev, Alexey; Panchenko, Anna R

    2014-01-01

    Protein interactions have evolved into highly precise and regulated networks adding an immense layer of complexity to cellular systems. The most accurate atomistic description of protein binding sites can be obtained directly from structures of protein complexes. The availability of structurally characterized protein interfaces significantly improves our understanding of interactomes, and the progress in structural characterization of protein-protein interactions (PPIs) can be measured by calculating the structural coverage of protein domain families. We analyze the coverage of protein domain families (defined according to CDD and Pfam databases) by structures, structural protein-protein complexes and unique protein binding sites. Structural PPI coverage of currently available protein families is about 30% without any signs of saturation in coverage growth dynamics. Given the current growth rates of domain databases and structural PPI deposition, complete domain coverage with PPIs is not expected in the near future. As a result of this study we identify families without any protein-protein interaction evidence (listed on a supporting website http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Structure/ibis/coverage/) and propose them as potential targets for structural studies with a focus on protein interactions. PMID:24931138

  12. Using WordNet to Extend FrameNet Coverage Richard Johansson and Pierre Nugues

    E-print Network

    Nugues, Pierre

    Using WordNet to Extend FrameNet Coverage Richard Johansson and Pierre Nugues Department to address the prob- lem of sparsity in the FrameNet lexical database. The first method is based on the idea using a WordNet- based variant of the Lesk metric. The sec- ond method uses the sequence of synsets

  13. Coverage Preserving Redundancy Elimination in Sensor Networks

    E-print Network

    Carbunar, Bogdan

    to improving energy efficiency, while preserving the network's coverage. We also examine the impact to this as the coverage-preserving, energy-efficient redundancy elimination problem. Fig. 1 illustrates an exampleCoverage Preserving Redundancy Elimination in Sensor Networks Bogdan Carbunar, Ananth Grama, Jan

  14. Distributed Area Coverage using Robot Flocks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ke Cheng; Prithviraj Dasgupta; Yi Wang

    2009-01-01

    We consider the problem of distributed, autonomous area coverage using a team of mobile mini-robots that have limited sensing and computation capabilities. Specifically, we investigate the following hypothesis - can mini-robots organized in small teams improve the efficiency of area coverage as compared to area coverage using robots that are not organized as teams? We envisage that team formation for

  15. DISTRIBUTED DATABASES INTRODUCTION

    E-print Network

    Liu, Chengfei

    D DISTRIBUTED DATABASES INTRODUCTION The development of network and data communication tech- nology distributed database management. Naturally, the decen- tralized approach reflects the distributed aspects in the definition of a distributed database exist. First, a distributed database is distributed

  16. Mineralogy Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This reference database contains information for over 4,000 individual mineral species. Introductory material includes an overview of 'what is a mineral', definitions of what constitutes a mineral taken from several different sources and arranged by year, and a 'what's new' page listing additions to the site. Mineral data for individual species are arranged in tables by crystallography, crystal structure, X-Ray powder diffraction, chemical composition, and physical and optical properties. There are also listings for Strunz and New Dana classifications, and alphabetical directory, an image gallery, and links to help topics, news articles, and to other sites on mineralogy.

  17. Database transfers between several systems. [FRAMIS and DATATRIEVE

    SciTech Connect

    Doll, M.

    1983-01-01

    The ability to transfer databases between systems allows the user to exploit the best features of either system. This paper addresses beginning Datatrieve users and deals with the issues involved in a transfer of a database from a central computing area to a PDP-11 at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. FRAMIS was used to clean the original database; DATATRIEVE was used to establish the new database. The new database residing on the PDP-11 was subject to structural change at any time.

  18. Measuring Quality in the Production of Databases.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rittberger, M.; Rittberger, W.

    1997-01-01

    Discussion of quality, quality control and assurance, and quality management in using online information services focuses on the production of online bibliographic databases and covers possible attributes responsible for the quality of this kind of online database. Document acquisition, analysis, and selection; subject analysis; and bibliographic…

  19. Data modeling and querying in video databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wasfi Ghassan Al-Khatib

    2001-01-01

    Multimedia databases have been the subject of extensive research for the last ten years. In particular, indexing and knowledge based representation of semantics associated with video databases are challenging tasks. This research focuses on addressing issues related to event modeling, query formulation, and query processing algorithms for video data. In order to develop viable solutions for content-based retrieval of video

  20. Event Detection in Multilevel Secure Active Databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Indrakshi Ray; Wei Huang

    2005-01-01

    The event-condition-action paradigm (also known as triggers or rules) is a powerful technology. It gives a database ìactiveî capabilities ñ the ability to react automatically to changes in the database or in the environment. One poten- tial use of this technology is in the area of multilevel secure (MLS) data process- ing, such as, military, where the subjects and objects

  1. World Database of Happiness

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The World Database of Happiness, maintained by Professor Ruut Veenhoven of Erasmus University Rotterdam, is a "continuous register of scientific research on subjective appreciation of life." This site contains the Bibliography of Happiness, a collection of over 3,000 scientific publications accessible by author or subject; the Catalog of Happiness in Nations, providing responses from over 1,500 national happiness surveys taken in 93 different countries between 1946 and 1996; the Catalog of Happiness Correlates, which presents the abstracts of correlational research findings from 662 studies worldwide; and finally, the Directory of Happiness Investigators, an international listing of more than 3,300 happiness researchers. Users may freely download the Bibliography or the Catalog of Happiness in Nations as compressed MS Access files (.zip), and download the full text of the Catalog of Correlates in compressed RTF format (.zip).

  2. Alcohol Studies Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Since 1987, staff members at the Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies have been collecting citations of documents related to alcohol. Today, they have over 80,000 citations and much of the material is related to research and professional materials that deal with the subject. Additionally, the database contains a small collection of educational and prevention materials designed for use by educators, parents, and public health workers. The site is maintained by the Scholarly Communication Center, the Center of Alcohol Studies, and the Rutgers University Libraries. Visitors to the site can search by subject, or perform a more advanced search as well. The site also includes a "Help" area, which includes information on limiting searches, links to full text, and suggestions on using Boolean techniques.

  3. Algaline Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Maintained by the Finnish Institute of Marine Research and several other institutions, the Algaline Database offers updated reports on the conditions of phytoplankton and related parameters in the Baltic Sea. The reports, which vary in length and detail (though most are brief), summarize measurements of Oxygen, Salinity, Temperature, Nutrients, Harmful substances, Plankton, Zooplankton, Benthic Animals, Flow, and Other measurements. In addition, the Maps and Figures section offers numerous color images (including satellite) of Baltic Sea conditions and marine organisms. To access reports by geographic subregion of the Baltic, head to the Reports section. Finally, the Latest News section keeps researchers abreast of changing conditions (e.g., algal blooms) and research cruises in the Baltic. For researchers or anyone else wanting in-depth information on a host of ecological parameters for the Baltic Sea, this is an excellent reference site.

  4. Nanotechnology Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and housed at the Loyola College in Maryland's International Technology Research Institute the Nanotechnology Database is a source of online information on major research centers, funding agencies, major reports, and books dealing with nanotechnology. The resources listed here are carefully selected and reviewed. The site is expected to grow with the continued support and updates from organizations and individuals in the field of nanotechnology. The list of resources is divided into the following categories: Academic, Industry, Government Laboratories, Government Agencies, Professional Societies, Non-Profit Organizations, Books, Periodicals, Reports, and Conferences. Each listing provides a brief summary (taken from that Website) and hyperlink to the resource (note: the book list links mostly take users to online booksellers). A submission form allows users to add a relevant organization or publication.

  5. A Web-Based Environment for Learning Normalization of Relational Database Schemata

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nikolay Georgiev

    Abstract Database normalization is a technique for designing relational database tables to mini- mize duplication of information in order to safeguard the database against certain types of logical or structural problems, namely data anomalies. Therefore database normal- ization is a central topic in database theory, and its correct understanding is crucial for students. Unfortunately, the subject it is often considered

  6. Bias in the NewsPartisanship and Negativity in Media Coverage of Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Niven

    2001-01-01

    Support is surfacing in the popular media, and in some cases the scholarly press, for allegations that the media's perspective is tinted by partisanship and negativity. Despite great attention to these matters, analyses subjecting these claims to objective testing, using meaningful baselines with which to compare coverage, have been lacking. By studying coverage of unemployment, an issue for which outcomes

  7. Full-Text Database Support for Scholarly Research in Finance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Karen Chapman

    2002-01-01

    This study examines the extent to which full-text business databases support scholarly research in finance. A list of articles cited by finance researchers was compared to the title lists of three full-text business databases: ABI\\/INFORM (ProQuest Information and Learning), Business Source Premier (EBSCO Information Services), and General BusinessFile (Gale Group). The most comprehensive coverage was found to be offered by

  8. Modeling the Impact of Public Access Defibrillator Range on Public Location Cardiac Arrest Coverage

    PubMed Central

    Siddiq, Auyon A; Brooks, Steven C.; Chan, Timothy C. Y.

    2012-01-01

    Background Public access defibrillation with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) occurring in public. Increasing the effective range of AEDs may improve coverage for public location OHCAs. Objective To quantify the relationship between AED effective range and public location cardiac arrest coverage. Methods This was a retrospective cohort study using the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Epistry database. We included all public-location, atraumatic, EMS-attended OHCAs in Toronto, Canada between Dec. 16, 2005 and July 15, 2010. We ran a mathematical model for AED placement that maximizes coverage of historical public OHCAs given pre-specified values of AED effective range and the number of locations to place AEDs. Locations of all non-residential buildings were obtained from the City of Toronto and used as candidate sites for AED placement. Coverage was evaluated for range values from 10 to 300 meters and number of AED locations from 10 to 200, both in increments of 10, for a total of 600 unique scenarios. Coverage from placing AEDs in all public buildings was also measured. Results There were 1,310 public location OHCAs during the study period, with 25,851 non-residential buildings identified as candidate sites for AED placement. Cardiac arrest coverage increased with AED effective range, with improvements in coverage diminishing at higher ranges. For example, for a deployment of 200 AED locations, increasing effective range from 100m to 200m covered an additional 15% of cardiac arrests, whereas increasing range further from 200m to 300m covered an additional 10%. Placing an AED in each of the 25,851 public buildings resulted in coverage of 50% and 95% under assumed effective ranges of 50m and 300m, respectively. Conclusion Increasing AED effective range can improve cardiac arrest coverage. Mathematical models can help evaluate the potential impact of initiatives which increase AED range. PMID:23201501

  9. Fast-food fights: news coverage of local efforts to improve food environments through land-use regulations, 2001-2013. [corrected].

    PubMed

    Nixon, Laura; Mejia, Pamela; Dorfman, Lori; Cheyne, Andrew; Young, Sandra; Friedman, Lissy C; Gottlieb, Mark A; Wooten, Heather

    2015-03-01

    Zoning and other land-use policies are a promising but controversial strategy to improve community food environments. To understand how these policies are debated, we searched existing databases and the Internet and analyzed news coverage and legal documentation of efforts to restrict fast-food restaurants in 77 US communities in 2001 to 2013. Policies intended to improve community health were most often proposed in urban, racially diverse communities; policies proposed in small towns or majority-White communities aimed to protect community aesthetics or local businesses. Health-focused policies were subject to more criticism than other policies and were generally less successful. Our findings could inform the work of advocates interested in employing land-use policies to improve the food environment in their own communities. PMID:25602875

  10. Environment Australia's Online Image Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Environment Australia -- Australia's Department of Environment and Heritage -- has made its extensive collection of photographs freely available for non-commercial use. Researchers and students in the environmental sciences may find this collection of well-composed, high-quality images a useful resource for presentations and publications. Users may easily search the database by keyword, general subject, and/or geographic area. Search results yield a table of thumbnail photos together with summary information for each image. Before publishing an image from the database, users must first contact Environment Australia (via provided Web form).

  11. Date Subject Name Experimenter Subject #

    E-print Network

    Date Subject Name Experimenter Subject # PNa-o Aphasia Score Sheet - Session 1 PNa-o Aphasia BOARD 36. FEED 37. SKELETON 38. CANNON 39. DRUM 40. YELL #12;PNa-o Aphasia Score Sheet - Session 1 PNa-o Aphasia Session 1 Page2 Item # Target Notes P1. LION P2. HUG P3. CAR 1. SWEAT 2. SUBMARINE 3. FAUCET 4

  12. A Normal Form for Preventing Redundant Tuples in Relational Databases

    E-print Network

    Fagin, Ron

    A Normal Form for Preventing Redundant Tuples in Relational Databases Hugh Darwen University a new normal form, called essential tuple nor- mal form (ETNF), for relations in a relational database is a superkey. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.2.1 [Database Management]: Logical Design--normal forms

  13. Simple Conditions for Guaranteeing Higher Normal Forms in Relational Databases

    E-print Network

    Fagin, Ron

    Simple Conditions for Guaranteeing Higher Normal Forms in Relational Databases C. J. DATE. Categories and Subject Descriptors: H.2. l[Database Management]: Logical Design--normal forms General Terms: Design, Theory Additional Key Words and Phrases: Boyce-Codd normal form, BCNF, database design, fifth

  14. An eye fixation database for saliency detection Subramanian Ramanathan

    E-print Network

    Sebe, Nicu

    An eye fixation database for saliency detection in images Subramanian Ramanathan Harish Katti+ Nicu- an eye fixation database compiled from a pool of 758 images and 75 subjects. Eye fixations feature-driven approaches em- ployed by saliency computation algorithms. The database comprises fix- ation

  15. The Combined Health Information Database (CHD) Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1997-01-01

    A joint project of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this unified database of bibliographic records has been available to the public since 1985, and now sports a clean new interface. There are sixteen separately maintained databases that can be searched individually or at once, ranging from AIDS Education and Alzheimers Disease to Cancer Prevention and Weight Control. The simple search interface offers a single box into which keywords are entered. The detailed search interface allows the user to specify date of publication, media type, and language, and provides multiple query boxes that may be linked together by Boolean operators. Searches return lists of matches, from which individual bibliographic records (including abstracts) may be viewed. Reprint ordering procedures are also listed. Users may also browse information on the scope and coverage of each of the sixteen databases.

  16. Network Television News Coverage of Environmental Risks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael R. Greenberg; Peter M. Sandman; David B. Sachsman; Kandice L. Salomone

    1989-01-01

    Despite the criticisms that surround television coverage of environmental risk, there have been relatively few attempts to measure what and whom television shows. Most research has focused analysis on a few weeks of coverage of major stories like the gas leak at Bhopal, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, or the Mount St. Helen's eruption. To advance the research into

  17. Women's Health: Guidelines for Breast Pump Coverage

    E-print Network

    Grishok, Alla

    Women's Health: Guidelines for Breast Pump Coverage AETNA CIGNA UHC In-Network covered 100%, no out-of-network coverage. · The member would need to obtain the breast pump from a network provider. Breast pumps purchased-of-network provider facility. The member has the option to rent a breast pump or purchase a personal double

  18. Assessing immunization coverage: how and why?

    PubMed

    Guérin, N

    1998-11-01

    Assessment of immunization coverage is an important part of evaluating an immunization programme and it is a useful aid in programme management and decision making. Coverage assessment should be carried out at the national and district levels. Routine methods currently used in EU countries vary and are not always accurate, and should be validated regularly by specific surveys. PMID:9915045

  19. Computational Methods for Analyzing Health News Coverage

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McFarlane, Delano J.

    2011-01-01

    Researchers that investigate the media's coverage of health have historically relied on keyword searches to retrieve relevant health news coverage, and manual content analysis methods to categorize and score health news text. These methods are problematic. Manual content analysis methods are labor intensive, time consuming, and inherently…

  20. UK Dental Care Certificate of Coverage

    E-print Network

    Hayes, Jane E.

    UK Dental Care Certificate of Coverage July 2013 ­ June 2014 www.mc.uky.edu/Dentistry/patients/ukdental.html #12;UK Dental Care Plans Certificate of Coverage Employee Benefit Booklet This Certificate is issued and administered by UK Dental Care plans, for persons who have selected the UK Dental Care plan benefit structure

  1. Social security coverage in Latin America

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rafael Rofman

    2005-01-01

    For almost a decade, the debate on social security in the region has revolved around the diversification of risks, macroeconomic effects of the systems, and private sector participation in their management. Now, however, many analysts are starting to focus on the issue of coverage. The debate on social security coverage has been complicated by a lack of consistent quantitative information

  2. Web impact factors and search engine coverage

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mike Thelwall

    2000-01-01

    Search engines index only a proportion of the web and this proportion is not determined randomly but by following algorithms that take into account the properties that impact factors measure. A survey was conducted in order to test the coverage of search engines and to decide whether their partial coverage is indeed an obstacle to using them to calculate web

  3. Does Your Insurance Coverage Fit Your Needs?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Child Care Information Exchange, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Provides insights from insurers who service early childhood programs. Addresses issues related to: (1) common mistakes centers make when determining insurance needs; (2) recommended lines of coverage; (3) determining levels of coverage; (4) timelines for policy reviews; (5) cost-effective strategies; (6) keeping insurance agents updated on new…

  4. Coverage Improvement for Dual Frequency SBAS

    E-print Network

    Stanford University

    ;13 Reference Networks with GAGAN and SDCM WAAS EGNOS MSAS GAGAN SDCM #12;14 Current Coverage WAAS EGNOS MSAS Frequency Coverage (with GAGAN + Russia) WAAS EGNOS MSAS GAGAN SDCM #12;19 Expanded Networks WAAS EGNOS MSAS GAGAN SDCM #12;20 Dual Frequency, Expanded Networks WAAS EGNOS MSAS GAGAN SDCM #12;21 Dual Frequency

  5. Optimization of parameters for coverage of low molecular weight proteins

    PubMed Central

    Müller, Stephan A.; Kohajda, Tibor; Findeiß, Sven; Stadler, Peter F.; Washietl, Stefan; Kellis, Manolis; von Bergen, Martin

    2010-01-01

    Proteins with molecular weights of <25 kDa are involved in major biological processes such as ribosome formation, stress adaption (e.g., temperature reduction) and cell cycle control. Despite their importance, the coverage of smaller proteins in standard proteome studies is rather sparse. Here we investigated biochemical and mass spectrometric parameters that influence coverage and validity of identification. The underrepresentation of low molecular weight (LMW) proteins may be attributed to the low numbers of proteolytic peptides formed by tryptic digestion as well as their tendency to be lost in protein separation and concentration/desalting procedures. In a systematic investigation of the LMW proteome of Escherichia coli, a total of 455 LMW proteins (27% of the 1672 listed in the SwissProt protein database) were identified, corresponding to a coverage of 62% of the known cytosolic LMW proteins. Of these proteins, 93 had not yet been functionally classified, and five had not previously been confirmed at the protein level. In this study, the influences of protein extraction (either urea or TFA), proteolytic digestion (solely, and the combined usage of trypsin and AspN as endoproteases) and protein separation (gel- or non-gel-based) were investigated. Compared to the standard procedure based solely on the use of urea lysis buffer, in-gel separation and tryptic digestion, the complementary use of TFA for extraction or endoprotease AspN for proteolysis permits the identification of an extra 72 (32%) and 51 proteins (23%), respectively. Regarding mass spectrometry analysis with an LTQ Orbitrap mass spectrometer, collision-induced fragmentation (CID and HCD) and electron transfer dissociation using the linear ion trap (IT) or the Orbitrap as the analyzer were compared. IT-CID was found to yield the best identification rate, whereas IT-ETD provided almost comparable results in terms of LMW proteome coverage. The high overlap between the proteins identified with IT-CID and IT-ETD allowed the validation of 75% of the identified proteins using this orthogonal fragmentation technique. Furthermore, a new approach to evaluating and improving the completeness of protein databases that utilizes the program RNAcode was introduced and examined. Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s00216-010-4093-x) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users. PMID:20803007

  6. Immunization Coverage Among Juvenile Justice Detainees.

    PubMed

    Gaskin, Gregory L; Glanz, Jason M; Binswanger, Ingrid A; Anoshiravani, Arash

    2015-07-01

    This study sought to (1) quantify the baseline immunization coverage of adolescents entering the juvenile justice system and (2) assess the effect of detention-based care on immunization coverage in youth. A cross-sectional retrospective chart review was performed of 279 adolescents detained at a large juvenile detention facility. Only 3% of adolescents had received all study immunizations prior to detention. Before detention, immunization coverage was significantly lower than that for the general adolescent population for all vaccines except the first doses of hepatitis A and varicella-zoster virus vaccines. Subsequent to detention, most individual immunization coverage levels increased and were significantly higher than in the general adolescent population. The routine administration of immunizations in the juvenile justice setting can help detained youth achieve levels of immunization coverage similar to their nondetained peers. PMID:26084948

  7. Comprehensiveness of "Social Work Abstracts" as a Database for Researchers and Practitioners

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shek, Daniel T. L.

    2008-01-01

    Objective: The comprehensiveness of "Social Work Abstracts (SWA)" as a database was examined. Method: The coverage of articles of "Research on Social Work Practice" and "Social Work Research" in "SWA" from 1995 to 2005 was examined. "SWA" was compared with other databases on several dimensions. A case study based on the author's publications was…

  8. Tailoring a Journal Article Database to Local Needs: Planning and Management Issues.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brudvig, Glenn L.

    1991-01-01

    Describes the development of California Institute of Technology Libraries' local database of articles from science and engineering journals and its integrated document request and delivery feature. It is noted that not all journals received by the libraries are in the database, backfiles are limited, and coverage is not comprehensive. (five…

  9. The 2014 Nucleic Acids Research Database Issue and an updated NAR online Molecular Biology Database Collection

    PubMed Central

    Fernández-Suárez, Xosé M.; Rigden, Daniel J.; Galperin, Michael Y.

    2014-01-01

    The 2014 Nucleic Acids Research Database Issue includes descriptions of 58 new molecular biology databases and recent updates to 123 databases previously featured in NAR or other journals. For convenience, the issue is now divided into eight sections that reflect major subject categories. Among the highlights of this issue are six databases of the transcription factor binding sites in various organisms and updates on such popular databases as CAZy, Database of Genomic Variants (DGV), dbGaP, DrugBank, KEGG, miRBase, Pfam, Reactome, SEED, TCDB and UniProt. There is a strong block of structural databases, which includes, among others, the new RNA Bricks database, updates on PDBe, PDBsum, ArchDB, Gene3D, ModBase, Nucleic Acid Database and the recently revived iPfam database. An update on the NCBI’s MMDB describes VAST+, an improved tool for protein structure comparison. Two articles highlight the development of the Structural Classification of Proteins (SCOP) database: one describes SCOPe, which automates assignment of new structures to the existing SCOP hierarchy; the other one describes the first version of SCOP2, with its more flexible approach to classifying protein structures. This issue also includes a collection of articles on bacterial taxonomy and metagenomics, which includes updates on the List of Prokaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN), Ribosomal Database Project (RDP), the Silva/LTP project and several new metagenomics resources. The NAR online Molecular Biology Database Collection, http://www.oxfordjournals.org/nar/database/c/, has been expanded to 1552 databases. The entire Database Issue is freely available online on the Nucleic Acids Research website (http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/). PMID:24316579

  10. Databases: Beyond the Basics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Whittaker, Robert

    This presented paper offers an elementary description of database characteristics and then provides a survey of databases that may be useful to the teacher and researcher in Slavic and East European languages and literatures. The survey focuses on commercial databases that are available, usable, and needed. Individual databases discussed include:…

  11. Making database systems usable

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. V. Jagadish; Adriane Chapman; Aaron Elkiss; Magesh Jayapandian; Yunyao Li; Arnab Nandi; Cong Yu

    2007-01-01

    Database researchers have striven to improve the capability of a database in terms of both performance and functional- ity. We assert that the usability of a database is as important as its capability. In this paper, we study why database sys- tems today are so difficult to use. We identify a set of five pain points and propose a research

  12. Human Mitochondrial Protein Database

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    SRD 131 Human Mitochondrial Protein Database (Web, free access)   The Human Mitochondrial Protein Database (HMPDb) provides comprehensive data on mitochondrial and human nuclear encoded proteins involved in mitochondrial biogenesis and function. This database consolidates information from SwissProt, LocusLink, Protein Data Bank (PDB), GenBank, Genome Database (GDB), Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Human Mitochondrial Genome Database (mtDB), MITOMAP, Neuromuscular Disease Center and Human 2-D PAGE Databases. This database is intended as a tool not only to aid in studying the mitochondrion but in studying the associated diseases.

  13. Women in Politics: Bibliographic Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This bibliographic database currently holds 650 titles of recent works concerned with women in politics. A new addition to the Inter-Parliamentary Union's "Democracy through Partnership between Men and Women in Politics" site, "it provides bibliographic references to books, reports and journal articles on all aspects of women's participation in political life worldwide." The search mechanism allows users to specify type of document, geographic region, publishing organization, subject matter, author, title of periodical, and year of publication. Alternatively, there is also a subject keyword search. For more information about the Inter-Parliamentary Union Website, see the December 12, 1997 Scout Report.

  14. Mitochondrial mutations in subjects with psychiatric disorders.

    PubMed

    Sequeira, Adolfo; Rollins, Brandi; Magnan, Christophe; van Oven, Mannis; Baldi, Pierre; Myers, Richard M; Barchas, Jack D; Schatzberg, Alan F; Watson, Stanley J; Akil, Huda; Bunney, William E; Vawter, Marquis P

    2015-01-01

    A considerable body of evidence supports the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in psychiatric disorders and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations are known to alter brain energy metabolism, neurotransmission, and cause neurodegenerative disorders. Genetic studies focusing on common nuclear genome variants associated with these disorders have produced genome wide significant results but those studies have not directly studied mtDNA variants. The purpose of this study is to investigate, using next generation sequencing, the involvement of mtDNA variation in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and methamphetamine use. MtDNA extracted from multiple brain regions and blood were sequenced (121 mtDNA samples with an average of 8,800x coverage) and compared to an electronic database containing 26,850 mtDNA genomes. We confirmed novel and rare variants, and confirmed next generation sequencing error hotspots by traditional sequencing and genotyping methods. We observed a significant increase of non-synonymous mutations found in individuals with schizophrenia. Novel and rare non-synonymous mutations were found in psychiatric cases in mtDNA genes: ND6, ATP6, CYTB, and ND2. We also observed mtDNA heteroplasmy in brain at a locus previously associated with schizophrenia (T16519C). Large differences in heteroplasmy levels across brain regions within subjects suggest that somatic mutations accumulate differentially in brain regions. Finally, multiplasmy, a heteroplasmic measure of repeat length, was observed in brain from selective cases at a higher frequency than controls. These results offer support for increased rates of mtDNA substitutions in schizophrenia shown in our prior results. The variable levels of heteroplasmic/multiplasmic somatic mutations that occur in brain may be indicators of genetic instability in mtDNA. PMID:26011537

  15. Mitochondrial Mutations in Subjects with Psychiatric Disorders

    PubMed Central

    Magnan, Christophe; van Oven, Mannis; Baldi, Pierre; Myers, Richard M.; Barchas, Jack D.; Schatzberg, Alan F.; Watson, Stanley J.; Akil, Huda; Bunney, William E.; Vawter, Marquis P.

    2015-01-01

    A considerable body of evidence supports the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in psychiatric disorders and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations are known to alter brain energy metabolism, neurotransmission, and cause neurodegenerative disorders. Genetic studies focusing on common nuclear genome variants associated with these disorders have produced genome wide significant results but those studies have not directly studied mtDNA variants. The purpose of this study is to investigate, using next generation sequencing, the involvement of mtDNA variation in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and methamphetamine use. MtDNA extracted from multiple brain regions and blood were sequenced (121 mtDNA samples with an average of 8,800x coverage) and compared to an electronic database containing 26,850 mtDNA genomes. We confirmed novel and rare variants, and confirmed next generation sequencing error hotspots by traditional sequencing and genotyping methods. We observed a significant increase of non-synonymous mutations found in individuals with schizophrenia. Novel and rare non-synonymous mutations were found in psychiatric cases in mtDNA genes: ND6, ATP6, CYTB, and ND2. We also observed mtDNA heteroplasmy in brain at a locus previously associated with schizophrenia (T16519C). Large differences in heteroplasmy levels across brain regions within subjects suggest that somatic mutations accumulate differentially in brain regions. Finally, multiplasmy, a heteroplasmic measure of repeat length, was observed in brain from selective cases at a higher frequency than controls. These results offer support for increased rates of mtDNA substitutions in schizophrenia shown in our prior results. The variable levels of heteroplasmic/multiplasmic somatic mutations that occur in brain may be indicators of genetic instability in mtDNA. PMID:26011537

  16. Crystallography Open Database – an open-access collection of crystal structures

    PubMed Central

    Gražulis, Saulius; Chateigner, Daniel; Downs, Robert T.; Yokochi, A. F. T.; Quirós, Miguel; Lutterotti, Luca; Manakova, Elena; Butkus, Justas; Moeck, Peter; Le Bail, Armel

    2009-01-01

    The Crystallography Open Database (COD), which is a project that aims to gather all available inorganic, metal–organic and small organic molecule structural data in one database, is described. The database adopts an open-access model. The COD currently contains ?80?000 entries in crystallographic information file format, with nearly full coverage of the International Union of Crystallography publications, and is growing in size and quality. PMID:22477773

  17. 7 CFR 457.172 - Coverage Enhancement Option.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Coverage Enhancement Option. 457.172 Section 457.172...INSURANCE REGULATIONS § 457.172 Coverage Enhancement Option. The Coverage Enhancement Option for the 2009 and succeeding crop...

  18. 7 CFR 457.172 - Coverage Enhancement Option.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Coverage Enhancement Option. 457.172 Section 457.172...INSURANCE REGULATIONS § 457.172 Coverage Enhancement Option. The Coverage Enhancement Option for the 2009 and succeeding crop...

  19. 7 CFR 457.172 - Coverage Enhancement Option.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Coverage Enhancement Option. 457.172 Section 457.172...INSURANCE REGULATIONS § 457.172 Coverage Enhancement Option. The Coverage Enhancement Option for the 2009 and succeeding crop...

  20. 7 CFR 457.172 - Coverage Enhancement Option.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Coverage Enhancement Option. 457.172 Section 457.172...INSURANCE REGULATIONS § 457.172 Coverage Enhancement Option. The Coverage Enhancement Option for the 2009 and succeeding crop...

  1. 7 CFR 457.172 - Coverage Enhancement Option.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Coverage Enhancement Option. 457.172 Section 457.172...INSURANCE REGULATIONS § 457.172 Coverage Enhancement Option. The Coverage Enhancement Option for the 2009 and succeeding crop...

  2. 20 CFR 404.1908 - Crediting foreign periods of coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 false Crediting foreign periods of coverage. 404.1908 Section 404...Provisions § 404.1908 Crediting foreign periods of coverage. (a) General. To have foreign periods of coverage combined with...

  3. Subject Description Form Subject Code EIE2104

    E-print Network

    Mak, Man-Wai

    models and principles of data normalization 2. database development life cycle 3. practical skills the concepts of data normalization to analyse, measure and evaluate the performance of a database application diagrams into relations; Normalization. 2.3 Mapping Logical Database Designs into Physical Storage

  4. Pfam: the protein families database.

    PubMed

    Finn, Robert D; Bateman, Alex; Clements, Jody; Coggill, Penelope; Eberhardt, Ruth Y; Eddy, Sean R; Heger, Andreas; Hetherington, Kirstie; Holm, Liisa; Mistry, Jaina; Sonnhammer, Erik L L; Tate, John; Punta, Marco

    2014-01-01

    Pfam, available via servers in the UK (http://pfam.sanger.ac.uk/) and the USA (http://pfam.janelia.org/), is a widely used database of protein families, containing 14 831 manually curated entries in the current release, version 27.0. Since the last update article 2 years ago, we have generated 1182 new families and maintained sequence coverage of the UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB) at nearly 80%, despite a 50% increase in the size of the underlying sequence database. Since our 2012 article describing Pfam, we have also undertaken a comprehensive review of the features that are provided by Pfam over and above the basic family data. For each feature, we determined the relevance, computational burden, usage statistics and the functionality of the feature in a website context. As a consequence of this review, we have removed some features, enhanced others and developed new ones to meet the changing demands of computational biology. Here, we describe the changes to Pfam content. Notably, we now provide family alignments based on four different representative proteome sequence data sets and a new interactive DNA search interface. We also discuss the mapping between Pfam and known 3D structures. PMID:24288371

  5. Health Insurance Coverage for Vulnerable Populations

    PubMed Central

    Alegria, Margarita; Cao, Zhun; McGuire, Thomas G.; Ojeda, Victoria D.; Sribney, Bill; Woo, Meghan; Takeuchi, David

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines the role that population vulnerabilities play in insurance coverage for a representative sample of Latinos and Asians in the U.S. Using data from the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS), these analyses compare coverage differences among and within ethnic subgroups, across states and regions, among types of occupation and among those with or without English language proficiency. Extensive differences exist in coverage between Latinos and Asians, with Latinos more likely to be uninsured. Potential explanations include the type of occupations available to Latinos and Asians, reforms in immigration laws, length of time in the U.S., and regional differences in safety net coverage. Policy implications are discussed. PMID:17176967

  6. 42 CFR 423.566 - Coverage determinations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...CONTINUED) VOLUNTARY MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT Grievances...this subpart regarding the prescription drug benefits an enrollee...the plan, including basic prescription drug coverage as specified...or (3) The prescribing physician or other prescriber,...

  7. 42 CFR 423.566 - Coverage determinations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...PROGRAM VOLUNTARY MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT Grievances...this subpart regarding the prescription drug benefits an enrollee...the plan, including basic prescription drug coverage as specified...or (3) The prescribing physician or other prescriber,...

  8. 42 CFR 423.566 - Coverage determinations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...PROGRAM VOLUNTARY MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT Grievances...this subpart regarding the prescription drug benefits an enrollee...the plan, including basic prescription drug coverage as specified...or (3) The prescribing physician or other prescriber,...

  9. 42 CFR 423.566 - Coverage determinations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...CONTINUED) VOLUNTARY MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT Grievances...this subpart regarding the prescription drug benefits an enrollee...the plan, including basic prescription drug coverage as specified...or (3) The prescribing physician or other prescriber,...

  10. 42 CFR 423.566 - Coverage determinations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...CONTINUED) VOLUNTARY MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT Grievances...this subpart regarding the prescription drug benefits an enrollee...the plan, including basic prescription drug coverage as specified...or (3) The prescribing physician or other prescriber,...

  11. 5 CFR 550.1402 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...REGULATIONS PAY ADMINISTRATION (GENERAL) Compensatory Time Off for Travel § 550.1402 Coverage. This subpart applies...an employee whose pay is fixed and adjusted from time to time in accordance with prevailing rates under...

  12. 5 CFR 550.1402 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...REGULATIONS PAY ADMINISTRATION (GENERAL) Compensatory Time Off for Travel § 550.1402 Coverage. This subpart applies...an employee whose pay is fixed and adjusted from time to time in accordance with prevailing rates under...

  13. 5 CFR 550.1402 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...REGULATIONS PAY ADMINISTRATION (GENERAL) Compensatory Time Off for Travel § 550.1402 Coverage. This subpart applies...an employee whose pay is fixed and adjusted from time to time in accordance with prevailing rates under...

  14. 12 CFR 1005.3 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...coverage of this part by section 1029 of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376....

  15. 12 CFR 1005.3 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...coverage of this part by section 1029 of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Pub. L. 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376....

  16. Coverage statistics for sequence census methods

    E-print Network

    Evans, Steven N; Pachter, Lior

    2010-01-01

    Background: We study the statistical properties of fragment coverage in genome sequencing experiments. In an extension of the classic Lander-Waterman model, we consider the effect of the length distribution of fragments. We also introduce the notion of the shape of a coverage function, which can be used to detect abberations in coverage. The probability theory underlying these problems is essential for constructing models of current high-throughput sequencing experiments, where both sample preparation protocols and sequencing technology particulars can affect fragment length distributions. Results: We show that regardless of fragment length distribution and under the mild assumption that fragment start sites are Poisson distributed, the fragments produced in a sequencing experiment can be viewed as resulting from a two-dimensional spatial Poisson process. We then study the jump skeleton of the the coverage function, and show that the induced trees are Galton-Watson trees whose parameters can be computed. Conc...

  17. 5 CFR 550.802 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...802 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PAY ADMINISTRATION (GENERAL) Back Pay § 550.802 Coverage. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, this subpart applies to...

  18. 5 CFR 319.101 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...SERVICE REGULATIONS EMPLOYMENT IN SENIOR-LEVEL AND SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS General § 319.101 Coverage. (a) This part covers senior-level (SL) and scientific and professional (ST) positions that are...

  19. 5 CFR 319.101 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...SERVICE REGULATIONS EMPLOYMENT IN SENIOR-LEVEL AND SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS General § 319.101 Coverage. (a) This part covers senior-level (SL) and scientific and professional (ST) positions that are...

  20. 7 CFR 1437.5 - Coverage period.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...d) Except as otherwise specified in this part, the coverage period for value loss crops, including ornamental nursery, aquaculture, Christmas tree crops, ginseng, and turfgrass sod; and other eligible crops, including floriculture and mushrooms...

  1. 5 CFR 792.103 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' HEALTH, COUNSELING, AND WORK/LIFE PROGRAMS Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Programs and Services for Federal Civilian Employees § 792.103 Coverage. This part applies...

  2. 5 CFR 792.103 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' HEALTH AND COUNSELING PROGRAMS Regulatory Requirements for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Programs and Services for Federal Civilian Employees § 792.103 Coverage. This part applies...

  3. 5 CFR 792.103 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' HEALTH AND COUNSELING PROGRAMS Regulatory Requirements for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Programs and Services for Federal Civilian Employees § 792.103 Coverage. This part applies...

  4. 5 CFR 792.103 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' HEALTH, COUNSELING, AND WORK/LIFE PROGRAMS Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Programs and Services for Federal Civilian Employees § 792.103 Coverage. This part applies...

  5. 5 CFR 792.103 - Coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' HEALTH AND COUNSELING PROGRAMS Regulatory Requirements for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Programs and Services for Federal Civilian Employees § 792.103 Coverage. This part applies...

  6. A Demonstration Database For Document Images

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cookson, John

    1984-08-01

    This paper reports on a recent effort at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications where it is shown that a medical bibliographic database, when linked to a mini-computer's file handling software, can be used to build a demonstration database of document images. The images of the tables of contents from approximately fifty medical books were stored on magnetic disks. The medical bibliographic database, hosted on a remote mainframe computer, was linked to the minicomputer controlling the magnetic disks. The result is that users who do bibliographic searches on a particular medical subject may view, at their work station, the tables of contents and title page from selected citations. The result is also that the document image database is accessed and managed using pre-existing features of the bibliographic database and the minicomputer's operating system.

  7. Coverage in Wireless Ad Hoc Sensor Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiang-yang Li; Peng-jun Wan; Ophir Frieder

    2003-01-01

    Abstract—Sensor networks pose a number,of challenging conceptual and optimization problems such as location, deployment, and tracking [1]. One of the fundamental problems in sensor networks is the calculation of the coverage. In [1], it is assumed that the sensor has the uniform sensing ability. In this paper, we give efficient distributed algorithms to op- timally solve the best-coverage problem raised

  8. Query optimization in nested relational databases

    E-print Network

    Rathakrishnan, Balaji

    1992-01-01

    QUERY OPTIMIZATION IN NESTED RELATIONAL DATABASES A Thesis by BALA JI RATHAKRISHNAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December... 1992 Major Subject: Computer Science QUERY OPTIMIZATION IN NESTED RELATIONAL DATABASES A Thesis by BALAJI RATHAIKRISHNAN Approved as to style and content by: / Jan D. Wolter (Member) H. Michael Chung (Member) Richard Volz (Head of Department...

  9. ADVANCES IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, VOL. 25, NO. 5, 2008, 705708 Editorial: AAS Will Be Included in the SCI Database in 2009

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    Zhang, Da-Lin

    the coverage in the SCI database as be- ing a new opportunity to further improve the editorial quality of our in the SCI Database in 2009 doi: 10.1007/s00376-008-0705-1 We are very pleased to announce that our jour- nal) database beginning with its 2009 volume, as recently informed by Mr. Rodney Chonka, Editor of Physical

  10. Who Is Paying the Price? Loss of Health Insurance Coverage Early in Psychosis

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    Dodds, Tyler J.; Phutane, Vivek H.; Stevens, B. Jamie; Woods, Scott W.; Sernyak, Michael J.; Srihari, Vinod H.

    2015-01-01

    Objective Discontinuities in health insurance coverage may make it difficult for individuals early in psychosis to receive the services that are critical in determining long-term outcome. This study reports on the rates and continuity of insurance coverage among a cohort of early-psychosis patients enrolled in Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) at the Connecticut Mental Health Center. Methods Insurance status at baseline, six months, and 12 months was collected from 82 participants from a combination of self-reports, clinical chart review, clinician reports, and a database maintained by the state Department of Social Services. Results A total of 34 participants did not know whether they had health insurance or did not appear for follow-up assessments at six and 12 months. Among the remaining 48 participants, at baseline 18 had private insurance, 13 had public insurance, and 16 had no insurance. By the 12-month assessment, 13 (72%) privately insured and five (38%) publicly insured participants had lost coverage; less than one-third of the 48 participants (N=14) maintained continuous coverage. Conclusions Specialty services for individuals experiencing early psychosis should address the difficulty of maintaining health insurance coverage during a period of illness in which continuity of care is critical to recovery. PMID:21807825

  11. Strategies for expanding health insurance coverage in vulnerable populations

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    Jia, Liying; Yuan, Beibei; Huang, Fei; Lu, Ying; Garner, Paul; Meng, Qingyue

    2014-01-01

    Background Health insurance has the potential to improve access to health care and protect people from the financial risks of diseases. However, health insurance coverage is often low, particularly for people most in need of protection, including children and other vulnerable populations. Objectives To assess the effectiveness of strategies for expanding health insurance coverage in vulnerable populations. Search methods We searched Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), part of The Cochrane Library. www.thecochranelibrary.com (searched 2 November 2012), PubMed (searched 1 November 2012), EMBASE (searched 6 July 2012), Global Health (searched 6 July 2012), IBSS (searched 6 July 2012), WHO Library Database (WHOLIS) (searched 1 November 2012), IDEAS (searched 1 November 2012), ISI-Proceedings (searched 1 November 2012),OpenGrey (changed from OpenSIGLE) (searched 1 November 2012), African Index Medicus (searched 1 November 2012), BLDS (searched 1 November 2012), Econlit (searched 1 November 2012), ELDIS (searched 1 November 2012), ERIC (searched 1 November 2012), HERDIN NeON Database (searched 1 November 2012), IndMED (searched 1 November 2012), JSTOR (searched 1 November 2012), LILACS(searched 1 November 2012), NTIS (searched 1 November 2012), PAIS (searched 6 July 2012), Popline (searched 1 November 2012), ProQuest Dissertation &Theses Database (searched 1 November 2012), PsycINFO (searched 6 July 2012), SSRN (searched 1 November 2012), Thai Index Medicus (searched 1 November 2012), World Bank (searched 2 November 2012), WanFang (searched 3 November 2012), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CHKD-CNKI) (searched 2 November 2012). In addition, we searched the reference lists of included studies and carried out a citation search for the included studies via Web of Science to find other potentially relevant studies. Selection criteria Randomised controlled trials (RCTs), non-randomised controlled trials (NRCTs), controlled before-after (CBA) studies and Interrupted time series (ITS) studies that evaluated the effects of strategies on increasing health insurance coverage for vulnerable populations. We defined strategies as measures to improve the enrolment of vulnerable populations into health insurance schemes. Two categories and six specified strategies were identified as the interventions. Data collection and analysis At least two review authors independently extracted data and assessed the risk of bias. We undertook a structured synthesis. Main results We included two studies, both from the United States. People offered health insurance information and application support by community-based case managers were probably more likely to enrol their children into health insurance programmes (risk ratio (RR) 1.68, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.44 to 1.96, moderate quality evidence) and were probably more likely to continue insuring their children (RR 2.59, 95% CI 1.95 to 3.44, moderate quality evidence). Of all the children that were insured, those in the intervention group may have been insured quicker (47.3 fewer days, 95% CI 20.6 to 74.0 fewer days, low quality evidence) and parents may have been more satisfied on average (satisfaction score average difference 1.07, 95% CI 0.72 to 1.42, low quality evidence). In the second study applications were handed out in emergency departments at hospitals, compared to not handing out applications, and may have had an effect on enrolment (RR 1.5, 95% CI 1.03 to 2.18, low quality evidence). Authors' conclusions Community-based case managers who provide health insurance information, application support, and negotiate with the insurer probably increase enrolment of children in health insurance schemes. However, the transferability of this intervention to other populations or other settings is uncertain. Handing out insurance application materials in hospital emergency departments may help increase the enrolment of children in health insurance schemes. Further studies evaluating the effectiveness of different strategies for expanding health insurance coverage in vul

  12. WLN's Database: New Directions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ziegman, Bruce N.

    1988-01-01

    Describes features of the Western Library Network's database, including the database structure, authority control, contents, quality control, and distribution methods. The discussion covers changes in distribution necessitated by increasing telecommunications costs and the development of optical data disk products. (CLB)

  13. INDEX TO VOLUME 115 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results

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    INDEX TO VOLUME 115 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results portions of Volume 115 of the Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Index entries (this book). The index is presented in three parts: (1) a Subject Index, (2) a Site Index, and (3

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    INDEX TO VOLUME 114 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results portions of Volume 114 of the Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Index entries (this book). The index is presented in three parts: (1) a Subject Index, (2) a Site Index, and (3

  15. INDEX TO VOLUME 117 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results

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    INDEX TO VOLUME 117 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results portions of Volume 117 of the Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Index entries (this book). The index is presented in three parts: (1) a Subject Index, (2) a Site Index, and (3

  16. INDEX TO VOLUME 110 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results

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    INDEX TO VOLUME 110 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results portions of Volume 110 of the Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Index entries (this book). The index is presented in three parts:(1) a Subject Index, (2) a Site Index, and (3

  17. INDEX TO VOLUME 119 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results

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  19. INDEX TO VOLUME 118 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results

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  20. INDEX TO VOLUME 124 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results

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  1. INDEX TO VOLUME 107 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results

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  3. INDEX TO VOLUME 116 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results

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  4. INDEX TO VOLUME 112 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results

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  5. INDEX VOLUME 103 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Re-

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  6. INDEX TO VOLUME 113 This index provides coverage for both the Initial Reports and Scientific Results

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  7. The Number, Quality, and Coverage of Randomized Controlled Trials in Nephrology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    GIOVANNI F. M. STRIPPOLI; JONATHAN C. CRAIG; FRANCESCO P. SCHENA

    Randomized controlled trials (RCT) are the optimal study design to answer intervention questions. The authors evaluated the number, quality, and coverage of RCT in ne- phrology. MEDLINE was searched using the relevant medical subject headings for nephrology and 12 major specialties in internal medicine, limited by \\

  8. Statistical database design

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Francis Y. L. Chin; Gultekin Ozsoyoglu

    1981-01-01

    The security problem of a statistical database is to limit the use of the database so that no sequence of statistical queries is sufficient to deduce confidential or private information. In this paper it is suggested that the problem be investigated at the conceptual data model level. The design of a statistical database should utilize a statistical security management facility

  9. ORACLE CERTIFICATION Oracle Database

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    Loudon, Catherine

    ORACLE CERTIFICATION Oracle Database Administration Certificate Program Train with the best. Get your Oracle Database Administration education from the number-one provider* of Oracle training-on, lab-based understanding of Oracle, the world's leading database platform, and long the product

  10. Full-Text Databases.

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    Siddiqui, Moid A.

    1991-01-01

    This review of the literature on full-text databases provides information on search strategy, performance measurement, and the benefits and limitations of full text compared to bibliographic database searching. Various use studies and uses of full-text databases are also listed. (21 references) (LAE)

  11. Decision Points for Databases.

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    Basch, Reva

    1992-01-01

    Argues that the selection of a database is a significant factor in the success and cost effectiveness of an online search, and provides guidelines for determining whether the content of a database is relevant for a particular search and whether the database is accessible, affordable, and suitable for the search. (LAE)

  12. General Purpose Database Summarization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Régis Saint-Paul; Guillaume Raschia; Noureddine Mouaddib

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, a message-oriented architecture for large database summarization is presented. The summarization system takes a database table as input and produces a reduced version of this table through both a rewriting and a generalization process. The resulting table provides tuples with less precision than the original but yet are very informative of the actual content of the database.

  13. Housestaff coverage in a nonteaching community hospital.

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    Conti, A

    1994-11-01

    In August 1992, a project team of senior medical and administrative personnel was formed (Housestaff Coverage Project Team) at the Park Ridge Health System, Rochester, N.Y.. The team was given a mandate to address housestaff coverage, primarily from an economic standpoint. Through total quality management (TQM), the project team sought to develop a house coverage plan that was sustainable, efficient, and effective. A plan was developed that includes three layers of service. A minimum "standard hospital coverage" would be available to all physicians and their patients and cover the basic needs of admission, crisis intervention, and issues of length of stay. A complete level of service would be available under the title of "case management" and would consist of total patient management, under the direction of the attending physician, from admission through discharge. The third level of service available to both "standard" and "case managed" patients would be a "consultative service." The latter would function as a traditional in-house medical service and would bill for its services. Park Ridge Hospital believes it has developed a system of housestaff coverage that is sustainable, efficient, and effective. An evaluation mechanism, primarily addressed at length of stay, will tell if we are correct in this assumption. PMID:10140893

  14. Test blueprint: an effective visual support for test coverage

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vanessa Peña Araya

    2011-01-01

    Test coverage is about assessing the relevance of unit tests against the tested application. It is widely acknowledged that a software with a “good” test coverage is more robust against unanticipated execution, thus lowering the maintenance cost. However, insuring a coverage of a good quality is challenging, especially since most of the available test coverage tools do not discriminate software

  15. Network Television’s Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen J. Farnsworth; S. Robert Lichter

    2011-01-01

    Content analysis of network evening news coverage of the 2008 presidential election revealed a slight increase in the amount of coverage and a decline in the coverage of policy matters compared to 4 years earlier. Barack Obama received the most positive coverage recorded for any major party nominee on network television since the Center for Media and Public Affairs started

  16. Biological Biochemical Image Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Institute on Aging -- one of the National Institutes of Health -- provides the Biological Biochemical Image Database, "a searchable database of images of putative biological pathways, macromolecular structures, gene families, and cellular relationships." The database is intended for researchers "working with large sets of genes or proteins using cDNA arrays, functional genomics, or proteomics." The database may be searched by gene name, pathway, cell or tissue type, disease name, biological level, etc. Database users are invited to submit additional diagrams, suggestions, and comments The Web site also includes convenient lists of gene names and keywords, as well as links to biological/ biochemical pathway Web resources.

  17. ETC Spills Technology Databases: Oil Properties Database

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    Fieldhouse, B.

    The Environmental Technology Center of Environment Canada provides a database which contains various properties of crude oils and petroleum products. In addition to the listing of oils, the database reports properties "which will likely determine the environmental behavior and effects of spilled oil." The user may select an oil from a pull-down menu that lists 412 oils. The data are organized into tables in the following areas: Origin, API Gravity, Density, Pour Point, Dynamic Viscosity, Hydrocarbon Groups, and Distillation.

  18. Learning Time-Varying Coverage Functions

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    Du, Nan; Liang, Yingyu; Balcan, Maria-Florina; Song, Le

    2015-01-01

    Coverage functions are an important class of discrete functions that capture the law of diminishing returns arising naturally from applications in social network analysis, machine learning, and algorithmic game theory. In this paper, we propose a new problem of learning time-varying coverage functions, and develop a novel parametrization of these functions using random features. Based on the connection between time-varying coverage functions and counting processes, we also propose an efficient parameter learning algorithm based on likelihood maximization, and provide a sample complexity analysis. We applied our algorithm to the influence function estimation problem in information diffusion in social networks, and show that with few assumptions about the diffusion processes, our algorithm is able to estimate influence significantly more accurately than existing approaches on both synthetic and real world data. PMID:25960624

  19. The nature of newspaper coverage of homicide

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    Taylor, C; Sorenson, S

    2002-01-01

    Objectives: Previous research has shown that some homicides are more likely than others to receive newspaper coverage (for example, homicides by strangers). The present investigation examined whether, once the decision has been made to report on a homicide, the nature of the coverage (that is, how much visibility is given to a story, what information is included, and how a story is written) differs according to two key variables, victim ethnicity, and victim-suspect relationship. Setting: Los Angeles, California (USA). Methods: Homicide articles from the 1990–94 issues of the Los Angeles Times were stratified according to the predictors of interest (victim ethnicity and victim-suspect relationship) and a sample was drawn. Data that characterized two primary aspects of newspaper coverage, prominence and story framing (including background information, story focus, use of opinions, story tone, and "hook" or leading introductory lines) were abstracted from the articles. Descriptive statistics and cross tabulations were generated. Multivariate analyses were conducted to examine the predictive value of victim ethnicity and victim-suspect relationship on the nature of the newspaper coverage. Results: Newspaper coverage of homicide was generally factual, episodic, and unemotional in tone. Victim-suspect relationship, but not victim ethnicity, was related to how a story was covered, particularly the story frame. Homicides by intimates were covered consistently differently from other types of homicides; these stories were less likely to be opinion dominated, be emotional, and begin with a "hook". Conclusion: Victim-suspect relationship was related to the nature of coverage of homicides in a large, metropolitan newspaper. Given the agenda setting and issue framing functions of the news media, these findings have implications for the manner in which the public and policy makers perceive homicides and, consequently, for the support afforded to various types of solutions for addressing and preventing violence. PMID:12120830

  20. A database of worldwide glacier thickness observations

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    Gärtner-Roer, I.; Naegeli, K.; Huss, M.; Knecht, T.; Machguth, H.; Zemp, M.

    2014-11-01

    One of the grand challenges in glacier research is to assess the total ice volume and its global distribution. Over the past few decades the compilation of a world glacier inventory has been well-advanced both in institutional set-up and in spatial coverage. The inventory is restricted to glacier surface observations. However, although thickness has been observed on many glaciers and ice caps around the globe, it has not yet been published in the shape of a readily available database. Here, we present a standardized database of glacier thickness observations compiled by an extensive literature review and from airborne data extracted from NASA's Operation IceBridge. This database contains ice thickness observations from roughly 1100 glaciers and ice caps including 550 glacier-wide estimates and 750,000 point observations. A comparison of these observational ice thicknesses with results from area- and slope-dependent approaches reveals large deviations both from the observations and between different estimation approaches. For glaciers and ice caps all estimation approaches show a tendency to overestimation. For glaciers the median relative absolute deviation lies around 30% when analyzing the different estimation approaches. This initial database of glacier and ice caps thickness will hopefully be further enlarged and intensively used for a better understanding of the global glacier ice volume and its distribution.

  1. Patrocles: a database of polymorphic miRNA-mediated gene regulation in vertebrates

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    Samuel Hiard; Carole Charlier; Wouter Coppieters; Michel Georges; Denis Baurain

    2010-01-01

    The Patrocles database (http:\\/\\/www.patrocles.org\\/) compiles DNA sequence polymorphisms (DSPs) that are predicted to perturb miRNA-mediated gene regulation. Distinctive features include: (i) the coverage of seven vertebrate species in its present release, aiming for more when information becomes available, (ii) the coverage of the three compart- ments involved in the silencing process (i.e. targets, miRNA precursors and silencing machin- ery), (iii)

  2. Analysis of a Bibliographic Database Enhanced with a Library Classification.

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    Drabenstott, Karen Markey; And Others

    1990-01-01

    Describes a project that examined the effects of incorporating subject terms from the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) into a bibliographic database. It is concluded that the incorporation of DDC and possibly other library classifications into online catalogs can enhance subject access and provide additional subject searching strategies. (11…

  3. A novel approach to root coverage: the pinhole surgical technique.

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    Chao, John C

    2012-10-01

    Free connective tissue graft techniques are currently considered the most predictable surgical method for root coverage. However, morbidity associated with secondary graft sites has generated interest in other methods. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of a novel surgical approach to root coverage: the pinhole surgical technique (PST). This retrospective study examined the results of PST used for 43 consecutive patients on 121 recession sites, of which 85 were Class I or II and 36 were Class III. Mean initial recession for all sites was 3.4 ± 1.0 mm. The mean assessment period was 18 ± 6.7 months. No secondary surgical site was necessary, and only bioresorbable membrane or acellular dermal matrix was used as graft material. PST required no releasing incision, sharp dissection, or suturing (when a bioresorbable membrane was used). Only one incision of 2 to 3 mm (for entry) was necessary for the entire procedure. Predictability of PST for Class I and II sites, measured as frequency of complete root coverage, was 81.2%. Effectiveness of PST for Class I and II sites, measured as mean percent defect reduction, was 94.0% ± 14.8%. When data from Class I, II, and III sites were combined, predictability and effectiveness were 69.4% and 88.4% ± 19.8%, respectively. The mean duration per procedure was 22.3 ± 10.1 minutes. The mean level of patient subjective esthetic satisfaction was 95.1% and was realized within a mean 7.34 ± 13.5 days. Postoperative complications were minimal. These results indicate that PST holds promise as a minimally invasive, predictable, effective, and time- and cost-effective method for obtaining optimal patient-based outcomes. PMID:22754900

  4. Place as a predictor of health insurance coverage: A multivariate analysis of counties in the United States.

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    Stone, Lisa Cacari; Boursaw, Blake; Bettez, Sonia P; Larzelere Marley, Tennille; Waitzkin, Howard

    2015-07-01

    This study assessed the importance of county characteristics in explaining county-level variations in health insurance coverage. Using public databases from 2008 to 2012, we studied 3112 counties in the United States. Rates of uninsurance ranged widely from 3% to 53%. Multivariate analysis suggested that poverty, unemployment, Republican voting, and percentages of Hispanic and American Indian/Alaskan Native residents in a county were significant predictors of uninsurance rates. The associations between uninsurance rates and both race/ethnicity and poverty varied significantly between metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties. Collaborative actions by the federal, tribal, state, and county governments are needed to promote coverage and access to care. PMID:26086690

  5. Virtual Queue in a Centralized Database Environment

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    Kar, Amitava; Pal, Dibyendu Kumar

    2010-10-01

    Today is the era of the Internet. Every matter whether it be a gather of knowledge or planning a holiday or booking of ticket etc everything can be obtained from the internet. This paper intends to calculate the different queuing measures when some booking or purchase is done through the internet subject to the limitations in the number of tickets or seats. It involves a lot of database activities like read and write. This paper takes care of the time involved in the requests of a service, taken as arrival and the time involved in providing the required information, taken as service and thereby tries to calculate the distribution of arrival and service and the various measures of the queuing. This paper considers the database as centralized database for the sake of simplicity as the alternating concept of distributed database would rather complicate the calculation.

  6. i-medicine.info: Diseases Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    From i-medicine.info, the Diseases Database provides a useful reference service for medical practitioners and researchers. The Database website offers a cross-referenced index and search portal that cover such topical areas as Symptoms and Signs, General Internal Medical Disorders, Drugs and Medications, Congenital and Inherited Disorders, and more. The Diseases Database index is modeled after a standard medical textbook, and "was inspired by the 'surgical sieve' classification and memory technique used as medical school..." The site contains dictionary type definitions for many items via links to the National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System, A 'pre-loaded' multiple search engine inquiry page using all item synonyms, subject specific hyperlinks to web information resources for many items, and more. Links on the site also include: Tips for Searching, Database Content FAQ, Site Troubleshooting Tools, and a Feedback Page. This site is also reviewed in the May 28, 2004 _NSDL Life Sciences Report_.

  7. 42 CFR 440.335 - Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Benchmark-equivalent coverage is health benefits coverage that has an...coverage. Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage must include coverage...of services: Prescription drugs; mental health services; vision...

  8. 42 CFR 457.430 - Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Benchmark-equivalent coverage is health benefits coverage that has an aggregate...410(b), benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage must include coverage...coverage for prescription drugs, mental health services, vision services...

  9. 42 CFR 457.430 - Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Benchmark-equivalent coverage is health benefits coverage that has an aggregate...410(b), benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage must include coverage...coverage for prescription drugs, mental health services, vision services...

  10. 42 CFR 457.430 - Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Benchmark-equivalent coverage is health benefits coverage that has an aggregate...410(b), benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage must include coverage...coverage for prescription drugs, mental health services, vision services...

  11. 42 CFR 440.335 - Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Benchmark-equivalent coverage is health benefits coverage that has an...coverage. Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage must include coverage...of services: Prescription drugs; mental health services; vision...

  12. 42 CFR 457.430 - Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Benchmark-equivalent coverage is health benefits coverage that has an aggregate...410(b), benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage must include coverage...coverage for prescription drugs, mental health services, vision services...

  13. 42 CFR 440.335 - Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Benchmark-equivalent coverage is health benefits coverage that has an...coverage. Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage must include coverage...of services: Prescription drugs; mental health services; vision...

  14. 42 CFR 457.430 - Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Benchmark-equivalent coverage is health benefits coverage that has an aggregate...410(b), benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage must include coverage...coverage for prescription drugs, mental health services, vision services...

  15. The Coverage of Operational Scott F. Smith

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    Smith, Scott F.

    The Coverage of Operational Semantics Scott F. Smith Department of Computer Science The Johns (Talcott 1989), types and objects (Gordon and Rees 1996), and distributed objects (Agha, Mason, Smith text can 1 #12;2 Smith distinguish the two. This program text can be viewed as a particular "test

  16. Adaptive expert systems for indirect coverage control

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    Greg Von Pless; Zack Butler

    2009-01-01

    Herds of livestock, when left to their own devices, will forage for food in predictable patterns, and will often overgraze preferred areas while leaving other areas untouched. The field of grazing management looks to improve the efficiency of land use by moving the animals through different pastures at regular intervals, akin to coverage algorithms used in robotics but with non-uniform

  17. CDMA coverage under mobile heterogeneous network load

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    Boucherie, Richard J.

    1 CDMA coverage under mobile heterogeneous network load Dorin Saban, Hans van den Berg, Richard J by the uplink) under non-homogeneous and moving traffic load of third generation UMTS mobile networks differs especially under moving non-homogeneous load. I. INTRODUCTION The third generation UMTS network

  18. Multistate systems with multi-fault coverage

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    Gregory Levitin; Suprasad V. Amari

    2008-01-01

    The paper introduces a new model of fault level coverage for multi-state systems in which the effectiveness of recovery mechanisms depends on the coexistence of multiple faults in related elements. Examples of this effect can be found in computing systems, electrical power distribution networks, pipelines carrying dangerous materials, etc. For evaluating reliability and performance indices of multi-state systems with imperfect

  19. Succinct Coverage Oracles Ioannis Antonellis1

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    Pratt, Vaughan

    Bay and Netflix. Roughly speaking, SDC applies two restrictions to the well-studied Max-Coverage problem [9 and streaming website, Netflix1, and one of their users Alice. Based on Alice's movie viewing (and rating) history, Netflix would like to recommend new movies to Alice for watching. (Indeed, Netflix threw open

  20. Producing Compliant Interactions: Conformance, Coverage, and Interoperability

    E-print Network

    Producing Compliant Interactions: Conformance, Coverage, and Interoperability Amit K. Chopra to produce only compliant executions, first and foremost the agent must be conformant; second, it must also and Interoperability For an agent to be compliant with a protocol, first and foremost it must be conformant

  1. Videokeratography database of normal human corneas

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Y. S. Rabinowitz; H. Yang; Y. Brickman; J. Akkina; C. Riley; J. I. Rotter; J. Elashoff

    1996-01-01

    AIM: To form a database of videokeratography patterns and quantitative indices describing normal human corneas using the absolute scale. METHODS: Both eyes of 195 normal subjects were examined with a TMS-1 videokeratoscope. Videokeratographs were divided into 10 categories based on a classification scheme devised from the absolute scale and analysed with 10 quantitative indices devised to describe phenotypic features of

  2. Neuroanatomical database of normal Japanese brains

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kazunori Sato; Yasuyuki Taki; Hiroshi Fukuda; Ryuta Kawashima

    2003-01-01

    To develop a high-resolution in vivo human neuroanatomy database for Japanese brains, a data set on 1547 normal subjects between the ages of 16 and 79 years has been collected. First, we determined individual reference brains of normal Japanese for each age and gender group. We found there exists cross-generational changes in brain shape, that is, the young generation has

  3. ITS-90 Thermocouple Database

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    SRD 60 NIST ITS-90 Thermocouple Database (Web, free access)   Web version of Standard Reference Database 60 and NIST Monograph 175. The database gives temperature -- electromotive force (emf) reference functions and tables for the letter-designated thermocouple types B, E, J, K, N, R, S and T. These reference functions have been adopted as standards by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

  4. Clinical decision support tools: analysis of online drug information databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kevin A Clauson; Wallace A Marsh; Hyla H Polen; Matthew J Seamon; Blanca I Ortiz

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Online drug information databases are used to assist in enhancing clinical decision support. However, the choice of which online database to consult, purchase or subscribe to is likely made based on subjective elements such as history of use, familiarity, or availability during professional training. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical decision support tools for drug information

  5. Databases for Microbiologists.

    PubMed

    Zhulin, Igor B

    2015-08-01

    Databases play an increasingly important role in biology. They archive, store, maintain, and share information on genes, genomes, expression data, protein sequences and structures, metabolites and reactions, interactions, and pathways. All these data are critically important to microbiologists. Furthermore, microbiology has its own databases that deal with model microorganisms, microbial diversity, physiology, and pathogenesis. Thousands of biological databases are currently available, and it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up with their development. The purpose of this minireview is to provide a brief survey of current databases that are of interest to microbiologists. PMID:26013493

  6. Databases for LDEF results

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bohnhoff-Hlavacek, Gail

    1992-01-01

    One of the objectives of the team supporting the LDEF Systems and Materials Special Investigative Groups is to develop databases of experimental findings. These databases identify the hardware flown, summarize results and conclusions, and provide a system for acknowledging investigators, tracing sources of data, and future design suggestions. To date, databases covering the optical experiments, and thermal control materials (chromic acid anodized aluminum, silverized Teflon blankets, and paints) have been developed at Boeing. We used the Filemaker Pro software, the database manager for the Macintosh computer produced by the Claris Corporation. It is a flat, text-retrievable database that provides access to the data via an intuitive user interface, without tedious programming. Though this software is available only for the Macintosh computer at this time, copies of the databases can be saved to a format that is readable on a personal computer as well. Further, the data can be exported to more powerful relational databases, capabilities, and use of the LDEF databases and describe how to get copies of the database for your own research.

  7. Extended Coverage First-Pass Perfusion Imaging Using Slice-Interleaved TSENSE

    PubMed Central

    Kellman, P.; Derbyshire, J.A.; Agyeman, K.O.; McVeigh, E.R.; Arai, A.E.

    2007-01-01

    Parallel imaging applied to first-pass, contrast-enhanced cardiac MR can yield greater spatial coverage for a fixed temporal resolution. The method combines rate R = 2 acceleration using TSENSE with shot-to-shot interleaving of two slices. The ?R SNR loss is largely compensated for by a longer effective repetition time (TR) and increased flip angle associated with slice interleaving. In this manner, increased spatial coverage is achieved while comparable or better image quality is maintained. Single-heartbeat temporal resolution was accomplished with spatial coverage of eight slices at heart rates up to 71 bpm, six slices up to 95 bpm, and four slices up to 143 bpm. Experiments in normal subjects (N = 6) were performed to assess signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) values. Published 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.† PMID:14705062

  8. For 481 biomedical open access journals, articles are not searchable in the Directory of Open Access Journals nor in conventional biomedical databases.

    PubMed

    Liljekvist, Mads Svane; Andresen, Kristoffer; Pommergaard, Hans-Christian; Rosenberg, Jacob

    2015-01-01

    Background. Open access (OA) journals allows access to research papers free of charge to the reader. Traditionally, biomedical researchers use databases like MEDLINE and EMBASE to discover new advances. However, biomedical OA journals might not fulfill such databases' criteria, hindering dissemination. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a database exclusively listing OA journals. The aim of this study was to investigate DOAJ's coverage of biomedical OA journals compared with the conventional biomedical databases. Methods. Information on all journals listed in four conventional biomedical databases (MEDLINE, PubMed Central, EMBASE and SCOPUS) and DOAJ were gathered. Journals were included if they were (1) actively publishing, (2) full OA, (3) prospectively indexed in one or more database, and (4) of biomedical subject. Impact factor and journal language were also collected. DOAJ was compared with conventional databases regarding the proportion of journals covered, along with their impact factor and publishing language. The proportion of journals with articles indexed by DOAJ was determined. Results. In total, 3,236 biomedical OA journals were included in the study. Of the included journals, 86.7% were listed in DOAJ. Combined, the conventional biomedical databases listed 75.0% of the journals; 18.7% in MEDLINE; 36.5% in PubMed Central; 51.5% in SCOPUS and 50.6% in EMBASE. Of the journals in DOAJ, 88.7% published in English and 20.6% had received impact factor for 2012 compared with 93.5% and 26.0%, respectively, for journals in the conventional biomedical databases. A subset of 51.1% and 48.5% of the journals in DOAJ had articles indexed from 2012 and 2013, respectively. Of journals exclusively listed in DOAJ, one journal had received an impact factor for 2012, and 59.6% of the journals had no content from 2013 indexed in DOAJ. Conclusions. DOAJ is the most complete registry of biomedical OA journals compared with five conventional biomedical databases. However, DOAJ only indexes articles for half of the biomedical journals listed, making it an incomplete source for biomedical research papers in general. PMID:26038727

  9. For 481 biomedical open access journals, articles are not searchable in the Directory of Open Access Journals nor in conventional biomedical databases

    PubMed Central

    Andresen, Kristoffer; Pommergaard, Hans-Christian; Rosenberg, Jacob

    2015-01-01

    Background. Open access (OA) journals allows access to research papers free of charge to the reader. Traditionally, biomedical researchers use databases like MEDLINE and EMBASE to discover new advances. However, biomedical OA journals might not fulfill such databases’ criteria, hindering dissemination. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a database exclusively listing OA journals. The aim of this study was to investigate DOAJ’s coverage of biomedical OA journals compared with the conventional biomedical databases. Methods. Information on all journals listed in four conventional biomedical databases (MEDLINE, PubMed Central, EMBASE and SCOPUS) and DOAJ were gathered. Journals were included if they were (1) actively publishing, (2) full OA, (3) prospectively indexed in one or more database, and (4) of biomedical subject. Impact factor and journal language were also collected. DOAJ was compared with conventional databases regarding the proportion of journals covered, along with their impact factor and publishing language. The proportion of journals with articles indexed by DOAJ was determined. Results. In total, 3,236 biomedical OA journals were included in the study. Of the included journals, 86.7% were listed in DOAJ. Combined, the conventional biomedical databases listed 75.0% of the journals; 18.7% in MEDLINE; 36.5% in PubMed Central; 51.5% in SCOPUS and 50.6% in EMBASE. Of the journals in DOAJ, 88.7% published in English and 20.6% had received impact factor for 2012 compared with 93.5% and 26.0%, respectively, for journals in the conventional biomedical databases. A subset of 51.1% and 48.5% of the journals in DOAJ had articles indexed from 2012 and 2013, respectively. Of journals exclusively listed in DOAJ, one journal had received an impact factor for 2012, and 59.6% of the journals had no content from 2013 indexed in DOAJ. Conclusions. DOAJ is the most complete registry of biomedical OA journals compared with five conventional biomedical databases. However, DOAJ only indexes articles for half of the biomedical journals listed, making it an incomplete source for biomedical research papers in general. PMID:26038727

  10. Variant calling in low-coverage whole genome sequencing of a Native American population sample

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background The reduction in the cost of sequencing a human genome has led to the use of genotype sampling strategies in order to impute and infer the presence of sequence variants that can then be tested for associations with traits of interest. Low-coverage Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is a sampling strategy that overcomes some of the deficiencies seen in fixed content SNP array studies. Linkage-disequilibrium (LD) aware variant callers, such as the program Thunder, may provide a calling rate and accuracy that makes a low-coverage sequencing strategy viable. Results We examined the performance of an LD-aware variant calling strategy in a population of 708 low-coverage whole genome sequences from a community sample of Native Americans. We assessed variant calling through a comparison of the sequencing results to genotypes measured in 641 of the same subjects using a fixed content first generation exome array. The comparison was made using the variant calling routines GATK Unified Genotyper program and the LD-aware variant caller Thunder. Thunder was found to improve concordance in a coverage dependent fashion, while correctly calling nearly all of the common variants as well as a high percentage of the rare variants present in the sample. Conclusions Low-coverage WGS is a strategy that appears to collect genetic information intermediate in scope between fixed content genotyping arrays and deep-coverage WGS. Our data suggests that low-coverage WGS is a viable strategy with a greater chance of discovering novel variants and associations than fixed content arrays for large sample association analyses. PMID:24479562

  11. The chimaera project: an online database of animal motions

    E-print Network

    Gele, Julie Katherine

    2008-10-10

    of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2007 Major Subject: Visualization Sciences THE CHIMAERA PROJECT: AN ONLINE DATABASE OF ANIMAL MOTIONS A Thesis by JULIE KATHERINE GELÉ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A... 2007 Major Subject: Visualization Sciences iii ABSTRACT The Chimaera Project: An Online Database of Animal Motions. (December 2007) Julie Katherine Gelé, B.S., Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Prof. Carol La...

  12. The chimaera project: an online database of animal motions

    E-print Network

    Gele, Julie Katherine

    2009-05-15

    of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2007 Major Subject: Visualization Sciences THE CHIMAERA PROJECT: AN ONLINE DATABASE OF ANIMAL MOTIONS A Thesis by JULIE KATHERINE GEL? Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A... 2007 Major Subject: Visualization Sciences iii ABSTRACT The Chimaera Project: An Online Database of Animal Motions. (December 2007) Julie Katherine Gel?, B.S., Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Prof. Carol La...

  13. Identity Database 1. CyberCIEGE Identity Database

    E-print Network

    Identity Database 1. CyberCIEGE Identity Database CyberCIEGE is an information assurance (IA-motivated professionals. The Identity Database scenario requires players to protect an identity database that is used.1 Preparation From the "Campaign Player", select the "Identity Database" campaign as seen in figure 1

  14. Comparative study of two surgical techniques for root coverage of large recessions in heavy smokers.

    PubMed

    Reino, Danilo M; Maia, Luciana P; Novaes, Arthur B; Souza, Sérgio L S

    2015-01-01

    Reduced root coverage due to diminished periodontal vascularity can be expected in heavy smokers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the root coverage obtained for large gingival recessions in heavy smokers using two different surgical techniques. Twenty heavy smokers were selected. Each patient had large, bilateral Miller class I or II gingival recessions (Control Group (CG): 3.30 ± 1.29; Test Group (TG): 3.45 ± 0.80) on nonmolar teeth. Clinical measurements of probing pocket depth (PPD), clinical attachment level (CAL), recession height (RH), keratinized mucosa height (KMH), and keratinized mucosa thickness (KMT) were determined at baseline and after 12 months. One side received a coronally positioned flap (CPF), while the contralateral side received the extended flap technique (EFT), both procedures carried out in conjunction with a subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG). Saliva samples to measure cotinine levels were taken at baseline and after 12 months as an indicator of the level of exposure to nicotine. Intergroup and intragroup analysis showed no statistical differences for the evaluated clinical parameters. Patients maintained the same exposure to smoke during the evaluation period. Both techniques resulted in low root coverage (CPF: 48.60%; EFT: 54.28%), but both techniques were effective in decreasing the gingival recessions (P ? 0.01). The variables smoke exposure, root coverage, and the thickness and height of keratinized tissue were subjected to linear regression. Regardless of the surgical technique used, heavy smoking strongly limits root coverage, especially for large recessions. PMID:26171447

  15. Current Status of Atomic Spectroscopy Databases at NIST

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kramida, Alexander

    2013-05-01

    NIST's Atomic Spectroscopy Data Center maintains several online databases on atomic spectroscopy. These databases can be accessed via the http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData web page. Our main database, Atomic Spectra Database (ASD) has recently been upgraded to v. 5.0, which contains critically evaluated data for about 194,000 spectral lines and 106,000 energy levels of almost all elements in the periodic table. With this version, ASD has been extended to include the ground states and ionization energies of all elements up to Ds (Z = 110) in all ionization stages with a new Web interface for displaying them. We continue maintaining and regularly updating our bibliography databases, ensuring comprehensive coverage of current literature on atomic spectra, including energy levels, spectral lines, transition probabilities, hyperfine structure, isotope shifts, Zeeman and Stark effects. We continue maintaining other popular databases such as the Handbook of Basic Atomic Spectroscopy Data, searchable atlases of spectra of Pt-Ne and Th-Ne lamps, and non-LTE plasma-kinetics code comparisons. NIST's Atomic Spectroscopy Data Center maintains several online databases on atomic spectroscopy. These databases can be accessed via the http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData web page. Our main database, Atomic Spectra Database (ASD) has recently been upgraded to v. 5.0, which contains critically evaluated data for about 194,000 spectral lines and 106,000 energy levels of almost all elements in the periodic table. With this version, ASD has been extended to include the ground states and ionization energies of all elements up to Ds (Z = 110) in all ionization stages with a new Web interface for displaying them. We continue maintaining and regularly updating our bibliography databases, ensuring comprehensive coverage of current literature on atomic spectra, including energy levels, spectral lines, transition probabilities, hyperfine structure, isotope shifts, Zeeman and Stark effects. We continue maintaining other popular databases such as the Handbook of Basic Atomic Spectroscopy Data, searchable atlases of spectra of Pt-Ne and Th-Ne lamps, and non-LTE plasma-kinetics code comparisons. Supported by grants from the Department of Energy and NASA.

  16. Subject Control of the Literature of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bierbaum, Esther Green; And Others

    1992-01-01

    Describes a study that analyzed the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms used to index the literature of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Subject access to the AIDSLINE database developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is examined, and changes in subject headings that reflect the growth of the field are analyzed. (12…

  17. Physical database design for relational databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sheldon J. Finkelstein; Mario Schkolnick; Paolo Tiberio

    1988-01-01

    This paper describes the concepts used in the implementation of DBDSGN, an experimental physical design tool for relational databases developed at the IBM San Jose Research Laboratory. Given a workload for System R (consisting of a set of SQL statements and their execution frequencies), DBDSGN suggests physical configurations for efficient performance. Each configuration consists of a set of indices and

  18. Steam Properties Database

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    SRD 10 NIST/ASME Steam Properties Database (PC database for purchase)   Based upon the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS) 1995 formulation for the thermodynamic properties of water and the most recent IAPWS formulations for transport and other properties, this updated version provides water properties over a wide range of conditions according to the accepted international standards.

  19. Build Your Own Database.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jacso, Peter; Lancaster, F. W.

    This book is intended to help librarians and others to produce databases of better value and quality, especially if they have had little previous experience in database construction. Drawing upon almost 40 years of experience in the field of information retrieval, this book emphasizes basic principles and approaches rather than in-depth and…

  20. Oracle Database SQL Reference

    E-print Network

    Shahabi, Cyrus

    Oracle® Database SQL Reference 10g Release 1 (10.1) Part No. B10759-01 December 2003 #12;Oracle Database SQL Reference 10g Release 1 (10.1) Part No. B10759-01 Copyright © 1996, 2003 Oracle Corporation include both the software and documentation) contain proprietary information of Oracle Corporation

  1. The intelligent database machine

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Yancey, K. E.

    1985-01-01

    The IDM data base was compared with the data base crack to determine whether IDM 500 would better serve the needs of the MSFC data base management system than Oracle. The two were compared and the performance of the IDM was studied. Implementations that work best on which database are implicated. The choice is left to the database administrator.

  2. World Database of Crystallographers

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The World Database of Crystallographers and of Other Scientists Employing Crystallographic Methods is offered by the International Union of Crystallography. The simple database can be searched by family name, title, interests, address, and various other criteria. Results include basic information such as full name, position, institution address, degrees held, key interests, and contact information. Those seeking such specific information will appreciate this unique resource.

  3. HIV Structural Database

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    SRD 102 HIV Structural Database (Web, free access)   The HIV Protease Structural Database is an archive of experimentally determined 3-D structures of Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1), Human Immunodeficiency Virus 2 (HIV-2) and Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) Proteases and their complexes with inhibitors or products of substrate cleavage.

  4. Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    SRD 21 Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database (Web, free access)   The Biological Macromolecule Crystallization Database and NASA Archive for Protein Crystal Growth Data (BMCD) contains the conditions reported for the crystallization of proteins and nucleic acids used in X-ray structure determinations and archives the results of microgravity macromolecule crystallization studies.

  5. Ionic Liquids Database- (ILThermo)

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    SRD 147 Ionic Liquids Database- (ILThermo) (Web, free access)   IUPAC Ionic Liquids Database, ILThermo, is a free web research tool that allows users worldwide to access an up-to-date data collection from the publications on experimental investigations of thermodynamic, and transport properties of ionic liquids as well as binary and ternary mixtures containing ionic liquids.

  6. AIDSinfo Drug Database

    MedlinePLUS

    ... APIs Widgets Order Publications Skip Nav AIDS info Drug Database Home > Drugs Español Text Size Drugs by class Collapse All | Expand All FDA-approved ... for health care providers and patients. Search the Drug Database Help × Search by drug name Performs a ...

  7. Dictionary as Database.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Painter, Derrick

    1996-01-01

    Discussion of dictionaries as databases focuses on the digitizing of The Oxford English dictionary (OED) and the use of Standard Generalized Mark-Up Language (SGML). Topics include the creation of a consortium to digitize the OED, document structure, relational databases, text forms, sequence, and discourse. (LRW)

  8. Online Database Searching Workbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Littlejohn, Alice C.; Parker, Joan M.

    Designed primarily for use by first-time searchers, this workbook provides an overview of online searching. Following a brief introduction which defines online searching, databases, and database producers, five steps in carrying out a successful search are described: (1) identifying the main concepts of the search statement; (2) selecting a…

  9. Morchella MLST database

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Welcome to the Morchella MLST database. This dedicated database was set up at the CBS-KNAW Biodiversity Center by Vincent Robert in February 2012, using BioloMICS software (Robert et al., 2011), to facilitate DNA sequence-based identifications of Morchella species via the Internet. The current datab...

  10. Noncoding regulatory RNAs database

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maciej Szymanski; Volker A. Erdmann; Jan Barciszewski

    2003-01-01

    The noncoding RNAs database is a collection of currently available sequence data on RNAs, which have no protein-coding capacity and have been implicated in regulation of cellular processes. The RNAs included in the database form very hetero- genous group of molecules that act on different levels of information transmission in the cell. It includes RNAs acting on the level of

  11. PAN Pesticide Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    0000-00-00

    The Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Pesticide Database is your one-stop location for toxicity and regulatory information for pesticides. This is a comprehensive search enabled database of pesticide chemicals and also trade names. An easy to navigate sidebar takes you through toxicity, uses, registration, company, and distributor. Other links take you to less toxic alternatives, and pesticide tutorial and references.

  12. Household Products Database

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aimee Haley

    2005-01-01

    This column is an overview of the Household Products Database, a free resource available online from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Search strategies, overall layout, and supportive information are detailed. The database covers products commonly found in or around the home, including cosmetics, cleaning substances, and other maintenance items.

  13. Knowledge Discovery in Databases.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Norton, M. Jay

    1999-01-01

    Knowledge discovery in databases (KDD) revolves around the investigation and creation of knowledge, processes, algorithms, and mechanisms for retrieving knowledge from data collections. The article is an introductory overview of KDD. The rationale and environment of its development and applications are discussed. Issues related to database design…

  14. GEOBASE: Israel Regional Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    GEOBASE is a searchable database that contains data extracted from Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, statistical publications, public service records, local databases, and summaries from individual level datasets. GEOBASE provides regularly updated annual and quarterly series on numerous topics, including economic activities, labor and wages, population, transportation, tourism, housing, and education.

  15. Bachelorscriptie Database Schema Integratie

    E-print Network

    Lucas, Peter

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 7.2 ERP Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 7.3 Order houden organisaties hun data in databases, zoals ze voor ERP1 en CRM2 systemen worden gebruikt. Heel veel. Hierbij heeft men heel veel verschillende systemen, zoals Oracle, SAP R/3, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Access

  16. Cascadia Tsunami Deposit Database

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Peters, Robert; Jaffe, Bruce; Gelfenbaum, Guy; Peterson, Curt

    2003-01-01

    The Cascadia Tsunami Deposit Database contains data on the location and sedimentological properties of tsunami deposits found along the Cascadia margin. Data have been compiled from 52 studies, documenting 59 sites from northern California to Vancouver Island, British Columbia that contain known or potential tsunami deposits. Bibliographical references are provided for all sites included in the database. Cascadia tsunami deposits are usually seen as anomalous sand layers in coastal marsh or lake sediments. The studies cited in the database use numerous criteria based on sedimentary characteristics to distinguish tsunami deposits from sand layers deposited by other processes, such as river flooding and storm surges. Several studies cited in the database contain evidence for more than one tsunami at a site. Data categories include age, thickness, layering, grainsize, and other sedimentological characteristics of Cascadia tsunami deposits. The database documents the variability observed in tsunami deposits found along the Cascadia margin.

  17. Standardization of Food Composition Databases for the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC): General Theoretical Concept

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nadia Slimani; Ute Ruth Charrondière; Wija van Staveren; Elio Riboli

    2000-01-01

    EPIC is a prospective cohort study on diet and cancer involving 480 000 subjects from nine European countries. In order to establish the relationship between nutrient intakes and disease, standardized food composition databases are needed. In the absence of already existing comparable European nutrient database(s), an ad hoc approach was developed to standardize the EPIC databases. New matrices were built

  18. The magnet components database system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. J. Baggett; R. Leedy; C. Saltmarsh; J. C. Tompkins

    1990-01-01

    The philosophy, structure, and usage MagCom, the SSC magnet components database, are described. The database has been implemented in Sybase (a powerful relational database management system) on a UNIX-based workstation at the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory (SSCL); magnet project collaborators can access the database via network connections. The database was designed to contain the specifications and measured values of important

  19. 50 CFR 622.8 - At-sea observer coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC General Provisions § 622.8 At-sea observer coverage. (a) Required coverage...

  20. 42 CFR 416.44 - Condition for coverage-Environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false Condition for coverage-Environment. 416.44 Section 416.44 Public...416.44 Condition for coverage—Environment. The ASC must have a safe and sanitary environment, properly constructed,...

  1. 42 CFR 416.44 - Condition for coverage-Environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false Condition for coverage-Environment. 416.44 Section 416.44 Public...416.44 Condition for coverage—Environment. The ASC must have a safe and sanitary environment, properly constructed,...

  2. 42 CFR 416.44 - Condition for coverage-Environment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

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  3. 42 CFR 488.604 - Termination of Medicare coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false Termination of Medicare coverage. 488.604 Section 488.604 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT...ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Termination of Medicare Coverage and Alternative...

  4. 42 CFR 488.604 - Termination of Medicare coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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  5. 42 CFR 488.604 - Termination of Medicare coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

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  6. 42 CFR 488.604 - Termination of Medicare coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

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  7. 42 CFR 488.604 - Termination of Medicare coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

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  8. 7 CFR 1488.12 - Coverage of bank obligations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 false Coverage of bank obligations. 1488.12...Agricultural Commodities From Private Stocks Under CCC Export Credit Sales Program (GSM-5) Bank Obligations and Repayment § 1488.12 Coverage of bank obligations. (a)...

  9. 7 CFR 1488.12 - Coverage of bank obligations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

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  10. 7 CFR 1488.12 - Coverage of bank obligations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

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  11. 7 CFR 1488.12 - Coverage of bank obligations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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  12. 7 CFR 1488.12 - Coverage of bank obligations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

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  13. 46 CFR 154.1160 - Monitor coverage of system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...BULK LIQUEFIED GASES Design, Construction and Equipment Firefighting System: Dry Chemical § 154.1160 Monitor coverage of system. The coverage of each dry chemical system monitor under § 154.1150 must not exceed: (a) 10 m...

  14. 46 CFR 154.1160 - Monitor coverage of system.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...BULK LIQUEFIED GASES Design, Construction and Equipment Firefighting System: Dry Chemical § 154.1160 Monitor coverage of system. The coverage of each dry chemical system monitor under § 154.1150 must not exceed: (a) 10 m...

  15. Content Coverage in the Role of Instructional Leadership

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Neelam Kher

    2009-02-21

    The variability in content coverage is likely to produce differences in student learning outcomes. The authors use this variability to reinforce their view that the management of content coverage, including association time allocation, is among the most i

  16. 41 CFR 302-17.4 - Exclusions from coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Exclusions from coverage. 302-17.4 Section 302-17.4 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal...17-RELOCATION INCOME TAX (RIT) ALLOWANCE § 302-17.4 Exclusions from coverage. The provisions of...

  17. 45 CFR 146.113 - Rules relating to creditable coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...level of benefits is provided within the category. Coverage under a reimbursement account or arrangement, such as a flexible spending arrangement (as defined in section 106(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code), does not constitute coverage within...

  18. 45 CFR 146.113 - Rules relating to creditable coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...level of benefits is provided within the category. Coverage under a reimbursement account or arrangement, such as a flexible spending arrangement (as defined in section 106(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code), does not constitute coverage within...

  19. Mars global digital dune database: MC-30

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Hayward, R.K.; Fenton, L.K.; Titus, T.N.; Colaprete, A.; Christensen, P.R.

    2012-01-01

    The Mars Global Digital Dune Database (MGD3) provides data and describes the methodology used in creating the global database of moderate- to large-size dune fields on Mars. The database is being released in a series of U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Reports. The first report (Hayward and others, 2007) included dune fields from lat 65° N. to 65° S. (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1158/). The second report (Hayward and others, 2010) included dune fields from lat 60° N. to 90° N. (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1170/). This report encompasses ~75,000 km2 of mapped dune fields from lat 60° to 90° S. The dune fields included in this global database were initially located using Mars Odyssey Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) Infrared (IR) images. In the previous two reports, some dune fields may have been unintentionally excluded for two reasons: (1) incomplete THEMIS IR (daytime) coverage may have caused us to exclude some moderate- to large-size dune fields or (2) resolution of THEMIS IR coverage (100 m/pixel) certainly caused us to exclude smaller dune fields. In this report, mapping is more complete. The Arizona State University THEMIS daytime IR mosaic provided complete IR coverage, and it is unlikely that we missed any large dune fields in the South Pole (SP) region. In addition, the increased availability of higher resolution images resulted in the inclusion of more small (~1 km2) sand dune fields and sand patches. To maintain consistency with the previous releases, we have identified the sand features that would not have been included in earlier releases. While the moderate to large dune fields in MGD3 are likely to constitute the largest compilation of sediment on the planet, we acknowledge that our database excludes numerous small dune fields and some moderate to large dune fields as well. Please note that the absence of mapped dune fields does not mean that dune fields do not exist and is not intended to imply a lack of saltating sand in other areas. Where availability and quality of THEMIS visible (VIS), Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) narrow angle, Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera, or Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera and High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment images allowed, we classified dunes and included some dune slipface measurements, which were derived from gross dune morphology and represent the approximate prevailing wind direction at the last time of significant dune modification. It was beyond the scope of this report to look at the detail needed to discern subtle dune modification. It was also beyond the scope of this report to measure all slipfaces. We attempted to include enough slipface measurements to represent the general circulation (as implied by gross dune morphology) and to give a sense of the complex nature of aeolian activity on Mars. The absence of slipface measurements in a given direction should not be taken as evidence that winds in that direction did not occur. When a dune field was located within a crater, the azimuth from crater centroid to dune field centroid was calculated, as another possible indicator of wind direction. Output from a general circulation model is also included. In addition to polygons locating dune fields, the database includes ~700 of the THEMIS VIS and MOC images that were used to build the database.

  20. Coverage, continuity, and visual cortical architecture

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background The primary visual cortex of many mammals contains a continuous representation of visual space, with a roughly repetitive aperiodic map of orientation preferences superimposed. It was recently found that orientation preference maps (OPMs) obey statistical laws which are apparently invariant among species widely separated in eutherian evolution. Here, we examine whether one of the most prominent models for the optimization of cortical maps, the elastic net (EN) model, can reproduce this common design. The EN model generates representations which optimally trade of stimulus space coverage and map continuity. While this model has been used in numerous studies, no analytical results about the precise layout of the predicted OPMs have been obtained so far. Results We present a mathematical approach to analytically calculate the cortical representations predicted by the EN model for the joint mapping of stimulus position and orientation. We find that in all the previously studied regimes, predicted OPM layouts are perfectly periodic. An unbiased search through the EN parameter space identifies a novel regime of aperiodic OPMs with pinwheel densities lower than found in experiments. In an extreme limit, aperiodic OPMs quantitatively resembling experimental observations emerge. Stabilization of these layouts results from strong nonlocal interactions rather than from a coverage-continuity-compromise. Conclusions Our results demonstrate that optimization models for stimulus representations dominated by nonlocal suppressive interactions are in principle capable of correctly predicting the common OPM design. They question that visual cortical feature representations can be explained by a coverage-continuity-compromise. PMID:22329968

  1. GUCLF: a new light field face database

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Raghavendra, R.; Raja, Kiran B.; Yang, Bian; Busch, Christoph

    2013-11-01

    The advancement in face recognition algorithm has a strong relationship with the availability of face databases that exhibit varying factors reflecting real life scenarios. The GUCLF face database is the first of its kind that can strongly influence the advancement in face recognition technology. In this paper, we introduce and describe our new face samples database collected using Lytro light field camera. The database consists of 200 reference samples and 303 probe samples collected from 25 subjects. The reference samples are collected in the controlled conditions using Canon EOS 550D DSLR camera. While probe samples are captured using both conventional digital camera (Sony DSC-S750) and Lytro light field camera. The probe samples are captured in three different scenarios: indoor, corridor and outdoor to include all possible real life conditions. In addition to the database description, this paper also elaborates on possible uses of the collected database and proposes a testing protocol. Further, we also present the quantitative results from the baseline experiments using the Kernel Discriminant Analysis (KDA).

  2. A multidisciplinary database for global distribution

    SciTech Connect

    Wolfe, P.J. [Univ. of Wyoming Libraries, Laramie, WY (United States)

    1996-12-31

    The issue of selenium toxicity in the environment has been documented in the scientific literature for over 50 years. Recent studies reveal a complex connection between selenium and human and animal populations. This article introduces a bibliographic citation database on selenium in the environment developed for global distribution via the Internet by the University of Wyoming Libraries. The database incorporates material from commercial sources, print abstracts, indexes, and U.S. government literature, resulting in a multidisciplinary resource. Relevant disciplines include, biology, medicine, veterinary science, botany, chemistry, geology, pollution, aquatic sciences, ecology, and others. It covers the years 1985-1996 for most subject material, with additional years being added as resources permit.

  3. Random Coverage with Guaranteed Connectivity: Joint Scheduling for

    E-print Network

    Chen, Yuanzhu Peter

    do we schedule sensor nodes to save energy and meet both constraints of sensing coverage and network to save energy and meet both constraints of sensing coverage and network connec- tivity? This problem delay. In this example, sensing coverage, network connectivity, and energy efficiency are equally

  4. Preserving Area Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks by using

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    the number of active sensors involved in coverage task, while computing a connected set able to report to be covered if it is in the sening range of an active sensor which can report to a sink. It meansPreserving Area Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks by using Surface Coverage Relay Dominating

  5. Angle Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks Chow Kit Yee

    E-print Network

    Tam, Vincent W. L.

    Angle Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks by Chow Kit Yee B.Eng. (Electronic and Communications;Abstract of the thesis entitled Angle Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks Submitted by Chow Kit Yee. The problem of coverage in sensor networks has been studied in a variety of contexts. Most of the previous

  6. Deploying wireless sensors to achieve both coverage and connectivity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiaole Bai; Santosh Kumar; Dong Xuan; Ziqiu Yun; Ten-hwang Lai

    2006-01-01

    It is well-known that placing disks in the triangular lattice pat- tern is optimal for achieving full coverage on a plane. With the emergence of wireless sensor networks, however, it is now no longer enough to consider coverage alone when deploy- ing a wireless sensor network; connectivity must also be con- sidered. While moderate loss in coverage can be tolerated

  7. Expanding Rural Cellular Networks with Virtual Coverage Kurtis Heimerl

    E-print Network

    California at Irvine, University of

    Expanding Rural Cellular Networks with Virtual Coverage Kurtis Heimerl kheimerl@cs.berkeley.edu UC, hampers the economic viability of wide-area rural coverage. In this work, we present an alternative system for implementing large-scale rural cellular networks. Rather than providing constant coverage, we instead provide

  8. 29 CFR 776.14 - Elements of “production” coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Elements of âproductionâ coverage. 776.14...of Goods for Commerceâ § 776.14 Elements of “production” coverage. Sections 6...definitions, there are three interrelated elements of coverage to be considered in...

  9. 29 CFR 776.14 - Elements of “production” coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Elements of âproductionâ coverage. 776.14...of Goods for Commerceâ § 776.14 Elements of “production” coverage. Sections 6...definitions, there are three interrelated elements of coverage to be considered in...

  10. HEALTH CARE COVERAGE CHANGE FORM Employee Name Empl ID#

    E-print Network

    Provancher, William

    Foster Care/Legal Guardianship Age 26 Loss of Other Coverage No Longer Qualifies for Full-Time Student0913 HEALTH CARE COVERAGE CHANGE FORM Employee Name Empl ID# Email Address Work Phone Home are Not Already Enrolled, Please Use the Health Care and Dental Coverage Enrollment Form Type Of Change: Addition

  11. Coverage and connectivity issues in wireless sensor networks: A survey

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Amitabha Ghosh; Sajal K. Das

    2008-01-01

    Sensing coverage and network connectivity are two of the most fundamental problems in wireless sensor networks. Finding an optimal node deployment strategy that would minimize cost, reduce computation and communication overhead, be resilient to node failures, and provide a high degree of coverage with network connectivity is extremely challenging. Coverage and connectivity together can be treated as a measure of

  12. Health Coverage Instability for Mothers in Working Families

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Anderson, Steven G.; Eamon, Mary Keegan

    2004-01-01

    Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, the authors examined the health insurance coverage stability of 1,667 women in working families over a three-year period (1995-1997). Findings revealed that coverage instability is common. Nearly one-half of low-income women experienced health coverage instability over the three-year study…

  13. ATACOBOL: A COBOL Test Coverage Analysis Tool and Its Applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sam K. S. Sze; Michael R. Lyu

    2000-01-01

    A coverage testing tool ATACOBOL (Automatic Test Analysis for COBOL) that applies data flow coverage technique is developed for software development on IBM System\\/390 mainframe. We show that the data flow coverage criteria can identify possible problematic paths that maps to the actual testing semantic required by Y2K compliance software testing. However, the mainframe environment lacks testing tools that equip

  14. Uninsured and unstably insured: the importance of continuous insurance coverage.

    PubMed Central

    Schoen, C; DesRoches, C

    2000-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To examine the importance of continuous health insurance for access to care by comparing the access and cost experiences of insured adults with a recent time uninsured to the experiences of currently uninsured adults and experiences of adults with no time uninsured within a reference time period (continuously insured). DATA SOURCES: Adults ages 18-64. Data draw from three different survey databases: the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 1996-1997 Community Tracking Survey, the Kaiser/Commonwealth 1997 National Survey of Health Insurance, and the 1995-1997 Kaiser/Commonwealth State Low Income Surveys. STUDY DESIGN: The study groups individuals into three insurance categories based on respondents' reports of insurance coverage within a reference time period: continuously insured; insured when surveyed but with recent time uninsured; and currently uninsured. In the two Kaiser/Commonwealth surveys the recently uninsured group included any insured respondent with a time uninsured in the past two years. In the Community Tracking Survey, the recently uninsured group included any insured respondent with a time uninsured in the past year. Measures of access include foregoing health care when needed, usual source of care, use of health care services, difficulties paying for medical care, and satisfaction with care. DATA COLLECTION: All three surveys were conducted primarily by telephone. The Community Tracking Survey drew from 60 community sites, with an additional random national sample. The Kaiser/Commonwealth National Survey was a random national sample; the Kaiser/Commonwealth State Low Income Surveys included adults ages 18-64 with incomes at or below 250 percent of poverty in seven states: Minnesota, Oregon, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, New York, and California. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Compared to the continuously insured, those insured but with a recent time uninsured were at high risk of going without needed care and of having problems paying medical bills. This group was two to three times as likely as those with continuous coverage to report access problems. Rates of access and cost problems reported by insured adults with a recent time uninsured neared levels reported by those who were uninsured at the time of the survey. These two groups also rated care received more negatively than did adults with continuous insurance coverage. In general, the access gap between persons insured and uninsured widened as a result of distinguishing insured adults with a recent time uninsured from insured adults with no time uninsured. CONCLUSION: Studies that focus on current insurance status alone will underestimate the extent to which having a time uninsured during the year contributes to access difficulties and undermines quality of care, and will underestimate the proportion of the population at risk because they are uninsured. Policy reforms are needed to maintain continuous insurance coverage and avoid spells uninsured. Currently uninsured and unstably insured adults are both at high risk. PMID:10778809

  15. Stealth Aircraft Technology. (Latest Citations from the Aerospace Database)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    The bibliography contains citations concerning design, manufacture, and history of aircraft incorporating stealth technology. Citations focus on construction materials, testing, aircraft performance, and technology assessment. Fighter aircraft, bombers, missiles, and helicopters represent coverage. (Contains 50-250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  16. The quality–coverage gap in antenatal care: toward better measurement of effective coverage

    PubMed Central

    Hodgins, Stephen; D'Agostino, Alexis

    2014-01-01

    Background: The proportion of pregnant women receiving 4 or more antenatal care visits (ANC 4+) is used prominently as a global benchmark indicator to track maternal health program performance. This has contributed to an inappropriate focus on the number of contacts rather than on the content and process of care. This paper presents analysis of specific elements of care received among women reporting 4 or more ANC visits. Methods: We conducted secondary analysis using Demographic and Health Survey data from 41 countries to determine coverage for specific elements of antenatal care. The analysis was conducted for: (1) women who delivered during the 2 years preceding the survey and who reported receiving 4 or more ANC visits, and (2) all women who delivered during the preceding 2 years. The specific ANC services that we assessed were: blood pressure measurement, tetanus toxoid vaccination, first ANC visit at less than 4 months gestation, urine testing, counseling about danger signs, HIV counseling and testing, iron–folate supplementation (? 90 days), and at least 2 doses of sulfadoxine/pyramethamine for malaria prevention. The difference between expected (100%) and actual coverage (the quality–coverage gap) was calculated for each service across the 41 surveys. Results: Coverage for specific elements of care among women reporting 4 or more ANC visits was generally low for most of the specific elements assessed. Blood pressure and tetanus toxoid performed best, with median quality–coverage gaps of 5% and 18%, respectively. The greatest gaps were for iron–folate supplementation (72%) and malaria prevention (86%). Coverage for specific interventions was generally much lower among all pregnant women (reflecting population effective coverage) than among only those who had received ANC 4+ visits. Although ANC 4+ and average coverage across the elements of care correlated relatively well (Pearson r2 ?=? 0.56), most countries had lower average coverage for the content of care than for ANC 4+ (among all pregnant women). Conclusion: We argue for the adoption of a summary indicator that better reflects the content of antenatal care than does the current ANC 4+ indicator. We propose, as an alternative, the simple average of a set of ANC content indicators available through surveys and routine health information systems. PMID:25276575

  17. Household Products Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Users will find important and possibly life-saving information on over 4,000 household products in this online database from the National Library of Medicine's Specialized Information Services. The database allows users to find out what a product contains, potential health effects, and safety and handling information. Users can quickly and easily search the database by product name, ingredients, or symptom. The products search seems to be the most user-friendly, as it is organized alphabetically and by general category, e.g. home maintenance, personal care/use, auto products, and so on.

  18. World Biodiversity Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The World Biodiversity Database, provided by the Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI), seeks to "document all presently known species (about 1.7 million) and to make this important biological information worldwide accessible." This continually growing database "provides taxonomic information, species names, synonyms, descriptions, illustrations and literature references when available" on 200,000 taxa. The searchable database can be explored using an expandable tree of the five taxonomic kingdoms or by typing in a common or scientific name. Both educators and students should find this site easy to navigate, informative, and useful.

  19. Year 2000 Reports Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1999-01-01

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently released this searchable database of Y2K readiness reports in order to disclose the preparatory efforts of the securities industry. The database contains more than 13,000 reports from the broker-dealers, transfer agents, investment advisors, and mutual funds required to file with the SEC. Reports include descriptions of the company's, agent's, or fund's state of Y2K readiness, costs to address the Y2K problem, Y2K risks, and contingency plans. Complete database documentation, search instructions, and contact information are provided at the Important Information page.

  20. JICST Factual Database(3)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shimura, Kazuki; Abe, Atsushi

    This paper describes the system outline, characteristics and use of JICST Thermophysical and Thermochemical Properties Database of which service was started as one part of JICST Factual Database System. This system enables to store data of more than 60 kinds of physical or chemical thermal properties. It covers elements, pure substances of inorganic and low molecular organic compounds, and two or three component systems of these compounds. The system is designed to enable to deal with floating decimal point numerical data identifying significant figures, to provide versatile searching supports, and to link its searching to other databases. The actual use examples and some points to be careful are also described.

  1. 42 CFR 440.335 - Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...coverage. Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage must include...Prescription drugs. (8) Mental health benefits. (c) Additional coverage...services: Prescription drugs; mental health services; vision...

  2. A New Normal Form for the Design of Relational Database Schemata

    E-print Network

    Zaniolo, Carlo

    A New Normal Form for the Design of Relational Database Schemata CARLO ZANIOLO Sperry Research and Subject Descriptors: H.2.1 [Database Management]: Logical Design--normal forms General Terms: Algorithms approaches to the design of relational schemata for database systems. Codd's original Third Normal Form (3NF

  3. ENVIRONMENTAL RESIDUE EFFECTS DATABASE (ERED)

    EPA Science Inventory

    US Army Corps of Engineers public web site for the "Environmental Residue Effects Database", a searchable database of adverse biological effects associated with tissue concentrations of various contaminants....

  4. Health Care Coverage Decision Making in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Experiences from 25 Coverage Schemes.

    PubMed

    Gutierrez, Hialy; Shewade, Ashwini; Dai, Minghan; Mendoza-Arana, Pedro; Gómez-Dantés, Octavio; Jain, Nishant; Khonelidze, Irma; Nabyonga-Orem, Juliet; Saleh, Karima; Teerawattananon, Yot; Nishtar, Sania; Hornberger, John

    2014-11-13

    Abstract Lessons learned by countries that have successfully implemented coverage schemes for health services may be valuable for other countries, especially low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), which likewise are seeking to provide/expand coverage. The research team surveyed experts in population health management from LMICs for information on characteristics of health care coverage schemes and factors that influenced decision-making processes. The level of coverage provided by the different schemes varied. Nearly all the health care coverage schemes involved various representatives and stakeholders in their decision-making processes. Maternal and child health, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and HIV were among the highest priorities guiding coverage development decisions. Evidence used to inform coverage decisions included medical literature, regional and global epidemiology, and coverage policies of other coverage schemes. Funding was the most commonly reported reason for restricting coverage. This exploratory study provides an overview of health care coverage schemes from participating LMICs and contributes to the scarce evidence base on coverage decision making. Sharing knowledge and experiences among LMICs can support efforts to establish systems for accessible, affordable, and equitable health care. (Population Health Management 2014;xx:xxx-xxx). PMID:25393442

  5. Laypersons' choices and deliberations for mental health coverage.

    PubMed

    Evans-Lacko, Sara E; Baum, Nancy; Danis, Marion; Biddle, Andrea; Goold, Susan

    2012-05-01

    Insurance coverage for mental health services has historically lagged behind other types of health services. We used a simulation exercise in which groups of laypersons deliberate about healthcare tradeoffs. Groups deciding for their "community" were more likely to select mental health coverage than individuals. Individual prioritization of mental health coverage, however, increased after group discussion. Participants discussed: value, cost and perceived need for mental health coverage, moral hazard and community benefit. A deliberative exercise in priority-setting led a significant proportion of persons to reconsider decisions about coverage for mental health services. Deliberations illustrated public-spiritedness, stigma and significant polarity of views. PMID:21452017

  6. Environmental Security Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Maintained by the Peace & Conflict Studies Program at the University of Toronto, this database has potential as a powerful research tool for those studying the relationships between environmental stress and violent conflict in developing countries. The database contains information on (but not the text of) over 20,000 items, including books, journal articles, papers, and newspaper clippings. Users may conduct searches using keywords, names, titles, or a special coding system developed to permit "complex Boolean searches of the Database to produce subsets of items relating to specific issues." Typical search returns include author, title, publisher, date, and comments which vary in length. The authors stress that most items in the database can be found through local research libraries; however, they do offer limited assistance in locating and reproducing some materials.

  7. DDI and Relational Databases

    E-print Network

    Amin, Alerk; Barkow, Ingo

    2013-04-04

    Although the DDI standard is expressed in XML, many institutions have a requirement or preference to use relational databases (eg. Access, MySQL, Oracle, Postgres) in their applications. This may be because of integration with existing applications...

  8. Nuclear Science References Database

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pritychenko, B.; B?ták, E.; Singh, B.; Totans, J.

    2014-06-01

    The Nuclear Science References (NSR) database together with its associated Web interface, is the world's only comprehensive source of easily accessible low- and intermediate-energy nuclear physics bibliographic information for more than 210,000 articles since the beginning of nuclear science. The weekly-updated NSR database provides essential support for nuclear data evaluation, compilation and research activities. The principles of the database and Web application development and maintenance are described. Examples of nuclear structure, reaction and decay applications are specifically included. The complete NSR database is freely available at the websites of the National Nuclear Data Center http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/nsr and the International Atomic Energy Agency http://www-nds.iaea.org/nsr.

  9. The Gymnosperm Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This database is a fabulous resource for students and researchers of conifers, cycads, and their allies; it was created by Dr. Christopher J. Earle, a dendrochronologist and doctorate of the University of Washington. The user enters the taxonomic database at the highest level, Order and Family, and can then navigate to Species (or sometimes Variety) levels. At each level, information on the taxon is provided, along with bibliographic citations. In addition to the gymnosperm database, the site provides a links page with pointers to bibliographic databases, virtual image galleries and other resources. Special sections on gymnosperms of Alta California, gymnosperms of Sichuan, tree age determination, paleobotany of Australia and New Zealand conifers, and podocarp forests of south-west New Zealand further complement the site.

  10. NCCDPHP PUBLICATION DATABASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    This database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts of publications produced by the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) including journal articles, monographs, book chapters, reports, policy documents, and fact sheets. Full...

  11. Spanky Fractal Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Spanky Fractal Database: fractal images, programs, documents, papers, code examples, and other fractal related material. Submitted by contributors or hunted down from various nooks and crannies on the net. Enjoy and discover.

  12. Navigating Public Microarray Databases

    PubMed Central

    Bähler, Jürg

    2004-01-01

    With the ever-escalating amount of data being produced by genome-wide microarray studies, it is of increasing importance that these data are captured in public databases so that researchers can use this information to complement and enhance their own studies. Many groups have set up databases of expression data, ranging from large repositories, which are designed to comprehensively capture all published data, through to more specialized databases. The public repositories, such as ArrayExpress at the European Bioinformatics Institute contain complete datasets in raw format in addition to processed data, whilst the specialist databases tend to provide downstream analysis of normalized data from more focused studies and data sources. Here we provide a guide to the use of these public microarray resources. PMID:18629145

  13. The Dinosaur Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This database contains detailed information on hundreds of dinosaurs and dinosaur related topics. It features a dinosaur dictionary, dinosaur clip art and flex-art, and links to lesson plans and dinosaur experiments for teachers.

  14. ARTI Refrigerant Database

    SciTech Connect

    Calm, J.M. [Calm (James M.), Great Falls, VA (United States)

    1994-05-27

    The Refrigerant Database consolidates and facilitates access to information to assist industry in developing equipment using alternative refrigerants. The underlying purpose is to accelerate phase out of chemical compounds of environmental concern.

  15. THE CTEPP DATABASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    The CTEPP (Children's Total Exposure to Persistent Pesticides and Other Persistent Organic Pollutants) database contains a wealth of data on children's aggregate exposures to pollutants in their everyday surroundings. Chemical analysis data for the environmental media and ques...

  16. A Database Practicum for Teaching Database Administration and Software Development at Regis University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mason, Robert T.

    2013-01-01

    This research paper compares a database practicum at the Regis University College for Professional Studies (CPS) with technology oriented practicums at other universities. Successful andragogy for technology courses can motivate students to develop a genuine interest in the subject, share their knowledge with peers and can inspire students to…

  17. Database computing in HEP

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Day, C. T.; Loken, S.; Macfarlane, J. F.; May, E.; Lifka, D.; Lusk, E.; Price, L. E.; Baden, A.; Grossman, R.; Qin, X.

    1992-01-01

    The major SSC experiments are expected to produce up to 1 Petabyte of data per year each. Once the primary reconstruction is completed by farms of inexpensive processors, I/O becomes a major factor in further analysis of the data. We believe that the application of database techniques can significantly reduce the I/O performed in these analyses. We present examples of such I/O reductions in prototypes based on relational and object-oriented databases of CDF data samples.

  18. Ecomp Executive Compensation Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Ecomp Executive Compensation Database allows users to research the compensation and net-worth of executives. Users may search the database by company name or ticker symbol, as well as by state, sector, and industry pull-down menus. Search returns list compensation summaries for the top executives, including salary, bonus, and total compensation. Clicking on the executive's name will give a more detailed summary, including restricted stock, LTIP payouts, and value realized for options exercised. All numbers are for 1999.

  19. MEROPS: The Peptidase Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Funded by the Medical Research Council (UK) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Neil Rawlings and Alan Barrett of the Babraham Institute have created MEROPS, a Peptidase Database (Version 3.1). Indexes included in the database are Peptidases (Organisms & Peptidases and MEROPS Identifiers), Families, and Clans. Other resources at the site -- in the Documents section -- such as BioMedical Aspects, Unsequenced Peptidases, Statistics, and Distribution of Families, provide a wealth of additional information.

  20. ECOTOX Database System

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides this database of chemical toxicity. Three individual EPA databases are combined to provide information on chemical-specific toxicity values for aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. Users can search for research reports by chemical name, species name, or environmental effect. The site has informative help files and browse features. This Web site is useful for evaluating industrial chemicals or for environmental assessment research.

  1. West Indian Orchidaceae Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The New York Botanical Garden has recently placed online this searchable database of West Indian Orchids. Containing approximately 5,200 specimen records for the family Orchidacese (from the New York Botanical Garden's collection), the database may be searched by Family, Collector, Country, Taxon, State/Province, and other select fields. Typical returns provide information on Specimen name (scientific name), Location, Collector, Description, and Habitat.

  2. TCC Trade Agreements Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Developed by the Department of Commerce to aid US exporters, the Trade Compliance Center (TCC) provides access to more than 200 trade documents via the Trade Related Agreements Database (TARA). US Trade Agreements may be browsed by country signatory, issue, or agreement title, or searched by keyword with the benefit on an online thesaurus. In addition, the TCC provides a related database of Market Access Information with searchable country commercial guides, reports on economic policy and trade practices, and national trade estimate reports.

  3. Atlas Florae Europaeae Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Initiated in 1992, the primary goal of the Atlas Florae Europaeae (AFE) Database project is to make plant distribution data available in digital format. Currently, AFE includes "preliminary maps for all European vascular plants" (based on the time period 1972-1996), examples of distribution statistics (colorful summary maps), and Biogeographical analyses; digital data are expected in 1999. PC users can download an evaluation copy of the current database (which will be available for sale in 1999) on-site.

  4. SSME environment database development

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Reardon, John

    1987-01-01

    The internal environment of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is being determined from hot firings of the prototype engines and from model tests using either air or water as the test fluid. The objectives are to develop a database system to facilitate management and analysis of test measurements and results, to enter available data into the the database, and to analyze available data to establish conventions and procedures to provide consistency in data normalization and configuration geometry references.

  5. Database computing in HEP

    SciTech Connect

    Day, C.T.; Loken, S.; MacFarlane, J.F. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)); May, E.; Lifka, D.; Lusk, E.; Price, L.E. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Baden, A. (Maryland Univ., College Park, MD (United States). Dept. of Physics); Grossman, R.; Qin, X. (Illinois Univ., Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science); Cormell, L.; Leibold, P.; Liu, D

    1992-01-01

    The major SSC experiments are expected to produce up to 1 Petabyte of data per year each. Once the primary reconstruction is completed by farms of inexpensive processors. I/O becomes a major factor in further analysis of the data. We believe that the application of database techniques can significantly reduce the I/O performed in these analyses. We present examples of such I/O reductions in prototype based on relational and object-oriented databases of CDF data samples.

  6. The PEDANT genome database in 2005.

    PubMed

    Riley, M Louise; Schmidt, Thorsten; Wagner, Christian; Mewes, Hans-Werner; Frishman, Dmitrij

    2005-01-01

    The PEDANT genome database (http://pedant.gsf.de) contains pre-computed bioinformatics analyses of publicly available genomes. Its main mission is to provide robust automatic annotation of the vast majority of amino acid sequences, which have not been subjected to in-depth manual curation by human experts in high-quality protein sequence databases. By design PEDANT annotation is genome-oriented, making it possible to explore genomic context of gene products, and evaluate functional and structural content of genomes using a category-based query mechanism. At present, the PEDANT database contains exhaustive annotation of over 1,240,000 proteins from 270 eubacterial, 23 archeal and 41 eukaryotic genomes. PMID:15608204

  7. Drinking Water Database

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Murray, ShaTerea R.

    2004-01-01

    This summer I had the opportunity to work in the Environmental Management Office (EMO) under the Chemical Sampling and Analysis Team or CS&AT. This team s mission is to support Glenn Research Center (GRC) and EM0 by providing chemical sampling and analysis services and expert consulting. Services include sampling and chemical analysis of water, soil, fbels, oils, paint, insulation materials, etc. One of this team s major projects is the Drinking Water Project. This is a project that is done on Glenn s water coolers and ten percent of its sink every two years. For the past two summers an intern had been putting together a database for this team to record the test they had perform. She had successfully created a database but hadn't worked out all the quirks. So this summer William Wilder (an intern from Cleveland State University) and I worked together to perfect her database. We began be finding out exactly what every member of the team thought about the database and what they would change if any. After collecting this data we both had to take some courses in Microsoft Access in order to fix the problems. Next we began looking at what exactly how the database worked from the outside inward. Then we began trying to change the database but we quickly found out that this would be virtually impossible.

  8. NATIONAL VDATUM -- THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A NATIONAL VERTICAL DATUM TRANSFORMATION DATABASE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bruce Parker; Dennis Milbert; Kurt Hess; Stephen Gill

    The National Ocean Service (NOS) in NOAA has developed a vertical datum transformation tool, VDatum, which allows transformation of bathymetric and\\/or topographic elevation data among 28 different orthometric, ellipsoid\\/3-D, and tidal datums. Expansion of VDatum to nationwide coverage, that is, the development and population of national vertical datum transformation database (\\

  9. A database of UV variables from the GALEX surveys q Alberto Conti a,

    E-print Network

    Bianchi, Luciana

    A database of UV variables from the GALEX surveys q Alberto Conti a, , Luciana Bianchi b , Nitish for over 200 million objects in FUV and NUV, from sky surveys with different depth and coverage synergy with existing and planned surveys at other wavelengths (e.g. SDSS, PanSTARRS, LSST, GAIA). Ã? 2013

  10. Chemical information science coverage in Chemical Abstracts.

    PubMed

    Wiggins, G

    1987-02-01

    For many years Chemical Abstracts has included in its coverage publications on chemical documentation or chemical information science. Although the bulk of those publications can be found in section 20 of Chemical Abstracts, many relevant articles were found scattered among 39 other sections of CA in 1984-1985. In addition to the scattering of references in CA, the comprehensiveness of Chemical Abstracts as a secondary source for chemical information science is called into question. Data are provided on the journals that contributed the most references on chemical information science and on the languages of publication of relevant articles. PMID:3558505

  11. A Database Interface for Clustering in Large Spatial Databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Martin Ester; Hans-peter Kriegel; Xiaowei Xu

    1995-01-01

    Both the number and the size of spatial databases are rapidly growing because of the large amount of data obtained from satellite images, X-ray crystallography or other scientific equipment. Therefore, automated knowledge discovery be- comes more and more important in spatial databases. So far, most of the methods for knowledge discovery in databases (KDD) have been based on relational database

  12. Establishment of a universal size standard strain for use with the PulseNet standardized pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocols: converting the national databases to the new size standard.

    PubMed

    Hunter, Susan B; Vauterin, Paul; Lambert-Fair, Mary Ann; Van Duyne, M Susan; Kubota, Kristy; Graves, Lewis; Wrigley, Donna; Barrett, Timothy; Ribot, Efrain

    2005-03-01

    The PulseNet National Database, established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1996, consists of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns obtained from isolates of food-borne pathogens (currently Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Shigella, and Listeria) and textual information about the isolates. Electronic images and accompanying text are submitted from over 60 U.S. public health and food regulatory agency laboratories. The PFGE patterns are generated according to highly standardized PFGE protocols. Normalization and accurate comparison of gel images require the use of a well-characterized size standard in at least three lanes of each gel. Originally, a well-characterized strain of each organism was chosen as the reference standard for that particular database. The increasing number of databases, difficulty in identifying an organism-specific standard for each database, the increased range of band sizes generated by the use of additional restriction endonucleases, and the maintenance of many different organism-specific strains encouraged us to search for a more versatile and universal DNA size marker. A Salmonella serotype Braenderup strain (H9812) was chosen as the universal size standard. This strain was subjected to rigorous testing in our laboratories to ensure that it met the desired criteria, including coverage of a wide range of DNA fragment sizes, even distribution of bands, and stability of the PFGE pattern. The strategy used to convert and compare data generated by the new and old reference standards is described. PMID:15750058

  13. Current Status of Atomic Spectroscopy Databases at NIST

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kramida, Alexander; Ralchenko, Yuri; Reader, Joseph

    2014-05-01

    NIST's Atomic Spectroscopy Data Center maintains several online databases on atomic spectroscopy. These databases can be accessed via the http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData web page. Our main database, Atomic Spectra Database (ASD), recently upgraded to v. 5.1, now contains critically evaluated data for about 215,000 spectral lines and 107,000 energy levels of almost all elements in the periodic table. This new version has added several thousand spectral lines and energy levels of Ca III, Mn II, Fe II, Co II, Ag II, and In II. Most of these additions contain critically evaluated transition probabilities important for astrophysics, technology, and fusion research. The ASD tables of ground states and ionization energies of all elements up to Ds (Z = 110) in all ionization stages are currently being re-evaluated, updated, and extended with results of our new relativistic calculations. We continue maintaining and regularly updating our bibliography databases, ensuring comprehensive coverage of current literature on atomic spectra, including energy levels, spectral lines, transition probabilities, hyperfine structure, isotope shifts, Zeeman and Stark effects. Our other popular databases, such as the Handbook of Basic Atomic Spectroscopy Data, searchable atlases of spectra of Pt-Ne and Th-Ne lamps, and non-LTE plasma-kinetics code comparisons, continue to be maintained. Supported by grants from the Department of Energy and NASA.

  14. Building structural similarity database for metric learning

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jin, Guoxin; Pappas, Thrasyvoulos N.

    2015-03-01

    We propose a new approach for constructing databases for training and testing similarity metrics for structurally lossless image compression. Our focus is on structural texture similarity (STSIM) metrics and the matched-texture compression (MTC) approach. We first discuss the metric requirements for structurally lossless compression, which differ from those of other applications such as image retrieval, classification, and understanding. We identify "interchangeability" as the key requirement for metric performance, and partition the domain of "identical" textures into three regions, of "highest," "high," and "good" similarity. We design two subjective tests for data collection, the first relies on ViSiProG to build a database of "identical" clusters, and the second builds a database of image pairs with the "highest," "high," "good," and "bad" similarity labels. The data for the subjective tests is generated during the MTC encoding process, and consist of pairs of candidate and target image blocks. The context of the surrounding image is critical for training the metrics to detect lighting discontinuities, spatial misalignments, and other border artifacts that have a noticeable effect on perceptual quality. The identical texture clusters are then used for training and testing two STSIM metrics. The labelled image pair database will be used in future research.

  15. CONSTRUCTION AND ANALYSIS OF A HEAD CT-SCAN DATABASE FOR CRANIOFACIAL RECONSTRUCTION

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    CONSTRUCTION AND ANALYSIS OF A HEAD CT-SCAN DATABASE FOR CRANIOFACIAL RECONSTRUCTION Françoise reconstruction. This growing database is currently composed of 85 head CT-scans of healthy european subjects aged subject. These surfaces are extracted from CT-scans using an original combination of image- processing

  16. IMPACT OF SUBJECTIVE DATASET ON THE PERFORMANCE OF IMAGE QUALITY METRICS

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    available, more- over, several subjective quality assessment databases are dis- tributed in order (including PSNR) tested on three image databases. We demonstrate that the performances of the quality metrics metrics for two distinct displays. Index Terms-- Image quality, Quality assessment, Sub- jective database

  17. 42 CFR 423.568 - Standard timeframe and notice requirements for coverage determinations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...requirements for coverage determinations. 423.568 Section... Grievances, Coverage Determinations, Redeterminations, and...requirements for coverage determinations. (a) Method and place...for a standard coverage determination by making a request...

  18. Migration Policy Institute: State Legislation Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Migration Policy Institute has worked on a number of resources for scholars and journalists, and this latest addition to their site is another worthy venture in this vein. The State Legislation Database is a free, searchable data tool designed "to generate information about all immigration-related bills and resolutions introduced in state legislatures." The information is classified by state, region, subject area, legislative type, and bill status, and visitors can search through all of the data via their specialized search engine. This particular project is a joint project of the Migration Policy Institute and a research team at the New York University School of Law. Currently, the database contains data from 2001 to 2007, and they are planning on adding additional legislation in the future. More casual visitors can also just take a quick look at some brief tables, which feature state immigration legislature by type, bill status, and subject area.

  19. INDEX TO VOLUMES 137 AND 140 This index provides coverage for the Initial Reports portions of Volumes 137 and

    E-print Network

    358 INDEX TO VOLUMES 137 AND 140 This index provides coverage for the Initial Reports portions. The index was prepared by tgB, Inc., under subcontract to the Ocean Drilling Program. The index contains two entry followed by a page reference. Usually the index is presented in two parts, a subject index

  20. Foreign News Coverage in Three Wire Services: A Study of AP, UPI, and the Nonaligned News Agencies Pool.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kirat, Mohamed; Weaver, David

    A study was conducted to discover (1) how the Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI) wire services and the Nonaligned News Agencies Pool (NANAP) covered international affairs in terms of frequency of stories, countries covered, and kinds of subject matter; (2) differences and similarities in the three agencies' coverage of…

  1. Leveraging a Critical Care Database

    PubMed Central

    Ghassemi, Marzyeh; Marshall, John; Singh, Nakul; Stone, David J.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Observational studies have found an increased risk of adverse effects such as hemorrhage, stroke, and increased mortality in patients taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The impact of prior use of these medications on outcomes in critically ill patients has not been previously examined. We performed a retrospective study to determine if preadmission use of SSRIs or serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) is associated with mortality differences in patients admitted to the ICU. Methods: The retrospective study used a modifiable data mining technique applied to the publicly available Multiparameter Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care (MIMIC) 2.6 database. A total of 14,709 patient records, consisting of 2,471 in the SSRI/SNRI group and 12,238 control subjects, were analyzed. The study outcome was in-hospital mortality. Results: After adjustment for age, Simplified Acute Physiology Score, vasopressor use, ventilator use, and combined Elixhauser score, SSRI/SNRI use was associated with significantly increased in-hospital mortality (OR, 1.19; 95% CI, 1.02-1.40; P = .026). Among patient subgroups, risk was highest in patients with acute coronary syndrome (OR, 1.95; 95% CI, 1.21-3.13; P = .006) and patients admitted to the cardiac surgery recovery unit (OR, 1.51; 95% CI, 1.11-2.04; P = .008). Mortality appeared to vary by specific SSRI, with higher mortalities associated with higher levels of serotonin inhibition. Conclusions: We found significant increases in hospital stay mortality among those patients in the ICU taking SSRI/SNRIs prior to admission as compared with control subjects. Mortality was higher in patients receiving SSRI/SNRI agents that produce greater degrees of serotonin reuptake inhibition. The study serves to demonstrate the potential for the future application of advanced data examination techniques upon detailed (and growing) clinical databases being made available by the digitization of medicine. PMID:24371841

  2. DataBase on Demand

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gaspar Aparicio, R.; Gomez, D.; Coterillo Coz, I.; Wojcik, D.

    2012-12-01

    At CERN a number of key database applications are running on user-managed MySQL database services. The database on demand project was born out of an idea to provide the CERN user community with an environment to develop and run database services outside of the actual centralised Oracle based database services. The Database on Demand (DBoD) empowers the user to perform certain actions that had been traditionally done by database administrators, DBA's, providing an enterprise platform for database applications. It also allows the CERN user community to run different database engines, e.g. presently open community version of MySQL and single instance Oracle database server. This article describes a technology approach to face this challenge, a service level agreement, the SLA that the project provides, and an evolution of possible scenarios.

  3. Financial incentives to encourage healthy behaviour: an analysis of UK media coverage

    PubMed Central

    Parke, Hannah; Ashcroft, Richard; Brown, Rebecca; Marteau, Theresa M; Seale, Clive

    2014-01-01

    Background Policies to use financial incentives to encourage healthy behaviour are controversial. Much of this controversy is played out in the mass media, both reflecting and shaping public opinion. Objective To describe UK mass media coverage of incentive schemes, comparing schemes targeted at different client groups and assessing the relative prominence of the views of different interest groups. Design Thematic content analysis. Subjects National and local news coverage in newspapers, news media targeted at health-care providers and popular websites between January 2005 and February 2010. Setting UK mass media. Results The study included 210 articles. Fifteen separate arguments favourable towards schemes, and 19 unfavourable, were identified. Overall, coverage was more favourable than unfavourable, although most articles reported a mix of views. Arguments about the prevalence and seriousness of the health problems targeted by incentive schemes were uncontested. Moral and ethical objections to such schemes were common, focused in particular on recipients such as drug users or the overweight who were already stereotyped as morally deficient, and these arguments were largely uncontested. Arguments about the effectiveness of schemes and their potential for benefit or harm were areas of greater contestation. Government, public health and other health-care provider interests dominated favourable coverage; opposition came from rival politicians, taxpayers’ representatives, certain charities and from some journalists themselves. Conclusions Those promoting incentive schemes for people who might be regarded as ‘undeserving’ should plan a media strategy that anticipates their public reception. PMID:21771227

  4. ADANS database specification

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1997-01-16

    The purpose of the Air Mobility Command (AMC) Deployment Analysis System (ADANS) Database Specification (DS) is to describe the database organization and storage allocation and to provide the detailed data model of the physical design and information necessary for the construction of the parts of the database (e.g., tables, indexes, rules, defaults). The DS includes entity relationship diagrams, table and field definitions, reports on other database objects, and a description of the ADANS data dictionary. ADANS is the automated system used by Headquarters AMC and the Tanker Airlift Control Center (TACC) for airlift planning and scheduling of peacetime and contingency operations as well as for deliberate planning. ADANS also supports planning and scheduling of Air Refueling Events by the TACC and the unit-level tanker schedulers. ADANS receives input in the form of movement requirements and air refueling requests. It provides a suite of tools for planners to manipulate these requirements/requests against mobility assets and to develop, analyze, and distribute schedules. Analysis tools are provided for assessing the products of the scheduling subsystems, and editing capabilities support the refinement of schedules. A reporting capability provides formatted screen, print, and/or file outputs of various standard reports. An interface subsystem handles message traffic to and from external systems. The database is an integral part of the functionality summarized above.

  5. The giving tree: constructing trees for efficient offline and online multi-robot coverage

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Noa Agmon; Noam Hazon; Gal A. Kaminka

    2008-01-01

    This paper discusses the problem of building efficient coverage paths for a team of robots. An efficient multi-robot coverage algorithm should result in a coverage path for every robot, such that the union of all paths gener- ates a full coverage of the terrain and the total coverage time is minimized. A method underlying several coverage algorithms, suggests the use

  6. Open Geoscience Database

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bashev, A.

    2012-04-01

    Currently there is an enormous amount of various geoscience databases. Unfortunately the only users of the majority of the databases are their elaborators. There are several reasons for that: incompaitability, specificity of tasks and objects and so on. However the main obstacles for wide usage of geoscience databases are complexity for elaborators and complication for users. The complexity of architecture leads to high costs that block the public access. The complication prevents users from understanding when and how to use the database. Only databases, associated with GoogleMaps don't have these drawbacks, but they could be hardly named "geoscience" Nevertheless, open and simple geoscience database is necessary at least for educational purposes (see our abstract for ESSI20/EOS12). We developed a database and web interface to work with them and now it is accessible at maps.sch192.ru. In this database a result is a value of a parameter (no matter which) in a station with a certain position, associated with metadata: the date when the result was obtained; the type of a station (lake, soil etc); the contributor that sent the result. Each contributor has its own profile, that allows to estimate the reliability of the data. The results can be represented on GoogleMaps space image as a point in a certain position, coloured according to the value of the parameter. There are default colour scales and each registered user can create the own scale. The results can be also extracted in *.csv file. For both types of representation one could select the data by date, object type, parameter type, area and contributor. The data are uploaded in *.csv format: Name of the station; Lattitude(dd.dddddd); Longitude(ddd.dddddd); Station type; Parameter type; Parameter value; Date(yyyy-mm-dd). The contributor is recognised while entering. This is the minimal set of features that is required to connect a value of a parameter with a position and see the results. All the complicated data treatment could be conducted in other programs after extraction the filtered data into *.csv file. It makes the database understandable for non-experts. The database employs open data format (*.csv) and wide spread tools: PHP as the program language, MySQL as database management system, JavaScript for interaction with GoogleMaps and JQueryUI for create user interface. The database is multilingual: there are association tables, which connect with elements of the database. In total the development required about 150 hours. The database still has several problems. The main problem is the reliability of the data. Actually it needs an expert system for estimation the reliability, but the elaboration of such a system would take more resources than the database itself. The second problem is the problem of stream selection - how to select the stations that are connected with each other (for example, belong to one water stream) and indicate their sequence. Currently the interface is English and Russian. However it can be easily translated to your language. But some problems we decided. For example problem "the problem of the same station" (sometimes the distance between stations is smaller, than the error of position): when you adding new station to the database our application automatically find station near this place. Also we decided problem of object and parameter type (how to regard "EC" and "electrical conductivity" as the same parameter). This problem has been solved using "associative tables". If you would like to see the interface on your language, just contact us. We should send you the list of terms and phrases for translation on your language. The main advantage of the database is that it is totally open: everybody can see, extract the data from the database and use them for non-commercial purposes with no charge. Registered users can contribute to the database without getting paid. We hope, that it will be widely used first of all for education purposes, but professional scientists could use it also.

  7. International Architecture Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Drawing on the contributions from persons across much of Europe, the International Architecture Database website has served as a valuable clearinghouse for thousands of architectural projects (both built and unrealized) since 1996. Currently, the database contains information on more than 13,000 projects, most from the 20th and 21st centuries. Visitors can begin by browsing the database by name, location, or keyword. Looking at a single record, visitors will be presented with a host of information, such as building type, primary architect, location, years of construction, and in certain cases with external links, photographs, and plans. Looking through the lists of keywords can actually be quite useful, as each keyword is linked to examples that are demonstrative of the idea suggested by the keyword, such as early Gothic or elementary school. Overall, this is a fine resource for those persons who wish to learn a bit more about architecture or for those looking for information on different architectural projects.

  8. Scottish Emigration Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Scotland has given the world a great many things, and during the 19th century, many Scots set sail to seek their fortune in other parts of the world. Social historians and others will be glad to know that the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies has created this online database of Scottish emigrants. Currently, visitors can examine the records of over 21,000 passengers who embarked at Glasgow and Greenock for other ports. While the database only covers a small time period, the database is well-designed for general use. First-time visitors should take a look at the "User Guide", which includes details about the different fields used in each record, such as "occupation", "urban district/village", and "destination port".

  9. Hospital Records Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This new joint project from the Wellcome Trust and the UK Public Record Office helps researchers locate records of hospitals all over the UK. The database currently contains over 2,800 entries and may be searched by hospital or town name. Information contained in the database includes administrative details of the hospitals, location and covering dates of administrative and clinical records, and the existence of lists, catalogs or other finding aids. A sample search for "royal" under hospital name returned 210 records, and one for "Manchester" under town name produced 124 returns. While the target audience of this database -- researchers in British medical history -- is rather specialized, this new resource will prove extremely useful for these scholars and their students.

  10. Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created and maintained by Dr. Aaron T. Wolf of the Department of Geosciences at Oregon State University, this site is designed to help researchers and students explore water disputes and negotiations in the 20th century. To that end, it offers a searchable database containing the summaries and full text of 150 international water-related treaties and another similar database of 39 interstate compacts within the US. Treaties within the databases may be selected by nation or state, main and treaty basins, focus, and beginning and ending dates. Additional resources include a digitized inventory of international watersheds. In the future, Wolf plans to add descriptions of indigenous/ traditional methods for the resolution of water disputes, news files and bibliographic entries of acute water conflicts, and an annotated bibliography of the state of the art of Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Resolution.

  11. Enhancing medical database semantics.

    PubMed Central

    Leão, B. de F.; Pavan, A.

    1995-01-01

    Medical Databases deal with dynamic, heterogeneous and fuzzy data. The modeling of such complex domain demands powerful semantic data modeling methodologies. This paper describes GSM-Explorer a Case Tool that allows for the creation of relational databases using semantic data modeling techniques. GSM Explorer fully incorporates the Generic Semantic Data Model-GSM enabling knowledge engineers to model the application domain with the abstraction mechanisms of generalization/specialization, association and aggregation. The tool generates a structure that implements persistent database-objects through the automatic generation of customized SQL ANSI scripts that sustain the semantics defined in the higher lever. This paper emphasizes the system architecture and the mapping of the semantic model into relational tables. The present status of the project and its further developments are discussed in the Conclusions. PMID:8563288

  12. Fungus 2000 Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Launched by the British Mycological Society, the Fungus 2000 Database initiative was established "to record at least 2000 species of fungi from the British Isles in the year 2000 and, equally as important, to produce a millennium collection of one dried voucher specimen for each species recorded." The Fungus 2000 Database provides details on the first collections of species made during the year 2000, listed in alphabetical order (scientific name only). Each data entry describes the species name (scientific name only), associated organism(s), location of specimen, date of collection, reference data, and (in some cases) a distribution map for the species. As of early May, 2000, nearly 800 specimens have been included in the database.

  13. ARTI Refrigerant Database

    SciTech Connect

    Calm, J.M.

    1992-04-30

    The Refrigerant Database consolidates and facilitates access to information to assist industry in developing equipment using alternative refrigerants. The underlying purpose is to accelerate phase out of chemical compounds of environmental concern. The database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts for publications that may be useful in research and design of air- conditioning and refrigeration equipment. The complete documents are not included, though some may be added at a later date. The database identifies sources of specific information on R-32, R-123, R-124, R- 125, R-134a, R-141b, R142b, R-143a, R-152a, R-290 (propane), R-717 (ammonia), ethers, and others as well as azeotropic and zeotropic blends of these fluids. It addresses polyalkylene glycol (PAG), ester, and other lubricants. It also references documents addressing compatibility of refrigerants and lubricants with metals, plastics, elastomers, motor insulation, and other materials used in refrigerant circuits.

  14. National Ambient Radiation Database

    SciTech Connect

    Dziuban, J.; Sears, R.

    2003-02-25

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently developed a searchable database and website for the Environmental Radiation Ambient Monitoring System (ERAMS) data. This site contains nationwide radiation monitoring data for air particulates, precipitation, drinking water, surface water and pasteurized milk. This site provides location-specific as well as national information on environmental radioactivity across several media. It provides high quality data for assessing public exposure and environmental impacts resulting from nuclear emergencies and provides baseline data during routine conditions. The database and website are accessible at www.epa.gov/enviro/. This site contains (1) a query for the general public which is easy to use--limits the amount of information provided, but includes the ability to graph the data with risk benchmarks and (2) a query for a more technical user which allows access to all of the data in the database, (3) background information on ER AMS.

  15. Cities and Buildings Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection online projects and archives are well-regarded, and this database proves to be no exception to that highly positive trend. Started in 1995, the Cities and Buildings Database contains over 10,000 digitized images of buildings and cities culled from all historical periods and from all over the world. Visitors may wish to start with a simple keyword search or if they are interested in merely browsing by country, they may do so as well from the homepage. Of course, one should not be surprised to also learn that visitors may also perform detailed searches for buildings by city, style, title, architect, and date of construction. Just to give prospective visitors some sense of the depth and breadth of the collection, the database contains everything from conceptual sketches of Frank Gehry's Experience Music Project to photographs of the monastery of St. Keghard in Armenia.

  16. Fault Tolerant Coverage and Connectivity in Presence of Channel Randomness

    PubMed Central

    Sagar, Anil Kumar; Lobiyal, D. K.

    2014-01-01

    Some applications of wireless sensor network require K-coverage and K-connectivity to ensure the system to be fault tolerance and to make it more reliable. Therefore, it makes coverage and connectivity an important issue in wireless sensor networks. In this paper, we proposed K-coverage and K-connectivity models for wireless sensor networks. In both models, nodes are distributed according to Poisson distribution in the sensor field. To make the proposed model more realistic we used log-normal shadowing path loss model to capture the radio irregularities and studied its impact on K-coverage and K-connectivity. The value of K can be different for different types of applications. Further, we also analyzed the problem of node failure for K-coverage model. In the simulation section, results clearly show that coverage and connectivity of wireless sensor network depend on the node density, shadowing parameters like the path loss exponent, and standard deviation. PMID:24574922

  17. Fault tolerant coverage and connectivity in presence of channel randomness.

    PubMed

    Sagar, Anil Kumar; Lobiyal, D K

    2014-01-01

    Some applications of wireless sensor network require K-coverage and K-connectivity to ensure the system to be fault tolerance and to make it more reliable. Therefore, it makes coverage and connectivity an important issue in wireless sensor networks. In this paper, we proposed K-coverage and K-connectivity models for wireless sensor networks. In both models, nodes are distributed according to Poisson distribution in the sensor field. To make the proposed model more realistic we used log-normal shadowing path loss model to capture the radio irregularities and studied its impact on K-coverage and K-connectivity. The value of K can be different for different types of applications. Further, we also analyzed the problem of node failure for K-coverage model. In the simulation section, results clearly show that coverage and connectivity of wireless sensor network depend on the node density, shadowing parameters like the path loss exponent, and standard deviation. PMID:24574922

  18. Botanical Image Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2001-09-06

    This database, published by the University of Basel, Switzerland, archives thousands of images (photos and woodcuts) of plants. The collection is arranged alphabetically by species, genus, family, or order, and can be searched by keyword. The advanced search allows users to specify taxonomic groups, physical properties of plants (morphology, growth form, ecology, and others), presentation format, and other parameters. There are also specialized collections from certain geographic regions, and collections of specific types (woody plants, vegetation, pollinators). Each image is accompanied by genus and species, family, a brief description, and location information. The database is available in English and German versions.

  19. Earth Impact Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This database contains information on confirmed impact structures around the world. A series of interactive maps, one for each continent, shows the locations of impact structures. Users can roll their mouse over the locations to see structure names and click on them to access physical information such as location (latitude and longitude), diameter, age, maps, photos, cross-sections (where available), and a list of references. The database can also be sorted by age, diameter, or name. There is also a list of the principal criteria for determining if a geological feature is an impact structure, an essay on impact cratering on Earth, and a frequently-asked-questions page.

  20. Databases for plant phosphoproteomics.

    PubMed

    Schulze, Waltraud X; Yao, Qiuming; Xu, Dong

    2015-01-01

    Phosphorylation is the most studied posttranslational modification involved in signal transduction in stress responses, development, and growth. In the recent years large-scale phosphoproteomic studies were carried out using various model plants and several growth and stress conditions. Here we present an overview of online resources for plant phosphoproteomic databases: PhosPhAt as a resource for Arabidopsis phosphoproteins, P3DB as a resource expanding to crop plants, and Medicago PhosphoProtein Database as a resource for the model plant Medicago trunculata. PMID:25930705

  1. Universal Chalcidoidea Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Noyes, John S.

    Chalcidoid wasps now have an excellent database all their own thanks to John Noyes of London's Natural History Museum. The Universal Chalcidoidea Database contains an extensive set of taxonomic and bibliographic records, as well as nearly 400 photos of living chalcidoids. Users will also find a key to chalcidoid families, information on collecting and preserving specimens, and a brief overview of this extremely diverse yet poorly understood group of wee wasps, which includes the world's smallest adult insect -- measuring in at a mere 0.11 mm.

  2. Organic Compounds Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Bell, Harold M.

    2000-01-01

    The Colby College Department of Chemistry offers the Organic Compounds Database, which was compiled by Harold Bell of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Visitors can search by the compounds melting point, boiling point, index of refraction, molecular weight, formula, absorption wavelength, mass spectral peak, chemical type, and by partial name. Once entered, results are returned with basically the same type of information that can be searched, plus any other critical information. References are provided for the close to 2500 organic compounds included in the database; yet, because the site was last modified in 1995, varying the data may be required to fully authenticate its accuracy.

  3. Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This collection of databases is intended to aid in the assessment of the process of water conflict prevention and resolution. The searchable collections include data such as case studies, freshwater treaties from 1820 to 2001, events concerning historical water relations from 1948 to 1999, a register of international river basins, and information on interstate water compacts in the United States. There is also spatial data on transboundary freshwater indicator variables, international river basins, and a map and image gallery. Other materials include links to the organization's publications and research projects, and a set of links to other databases and publications on freshwater conflict issues.

  4. Expanding health insurance coverage in vulnerable groups: a systematic review of options.

    PubMed

    Meng, Qingyue; Yuan, Beibei; Jia, Liying; Wang, Jian; Yu, Baorong; Gao, Jun; Garner, Paul

    2011-03-01

    Vulnerable groups are often not covered by health insurance schemes. Strategies to extend coverage in these groups will help to address inequity. We used the existing literature to summarize the options for expanding health insurance coverage, describe which countries have tried these strategies, and identify and describe evaluation studies. We included any report of a policy or strategy to expand health insurance coverage and any evaluation and economic modelling studies. Vulnerable populations were defined as children, the elderly, women, low-income individuals, rural population, racial or ethnic minorities, immigrants, and those with disability or chronic diseases. Forty-five databases were searched for relevant documents. The authors applied inclusion criteria, and extracted data using pre-coded forms, on contents of health insurance schemes or programmes, and used the framework approach to establish categories. Of the 21,528 articles screened, 86 documents were finally included. Descriptions about the USA dominated (72), with only five from Africa, six from Asia and two from South America. We identified six main categories: (1) changing eligibility criteria of health insurance; (2) increasing public awareness; (3) making the premium more affordable; (4) innovative enrollment strategies; (5) improving health care delivery; and (6) improving management and organization of the insurance schemes. All six categories were found in the literature about schemes in the USA, and schemes often included components from each category. Strategies in developing countries were much more limited in their scope. Evaluation studies numbered 25, of which the majority were of time series design. All studies found that the expansion strategies were effective, as assessed by the author(s). In countries expanding coverage, the categories identified from the literature can help policy makers consider their options, implement strategies where it is common sense to do so and establish appropriate implementation monitoring. PMID:20813837

  5. A Comparison of Cloud Coverage over Africa

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Erica Alston

    This lesson uses NASA satellite data to contrast amounts of cloud coverage over different climate regions in Africa. An an outcome of the lesson, the student will be able to explain how Earth's major air circulations affect global weather patterns and relate local weather patterns to climate as well as identify different climate regions. Students will also describe conditions for cloud formation along the Equator. They will access data and import it into Excel. This lesson emphasizes that clouds are collections of water vapor in the atmosphere and that moisture collects in the atmosphere due to the evaporation of water. Thus evaporation plays an essential role in the water cycle. Students are asked to determine if the Hadley Cell affects weather for two cities (Aswan, Egypt and Kampala, Uganda). They graph the data to see if it indicates which city would have more rainfall and then draw conclusions about climate regions in these areas.

  6. Specification Coverage for Testing in Circus

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cavalcanti, Ana; Gaudel, Marie-Claude

    The Unifying Theories of Programming underpins the development of Circus, a state-rich process algebra for refinement. We have previously presented a theory of testing for Circus; it gives a symbolic characterisation of tests. Each symbolic test specifies constraints that capture the effect of the possibly nondeterministic state operations, and their interaction. This is a sound basis for testing techniques based on constraint solving for generation of concrete tests, but does not support well selection criteria based on the structure of the specification. We present here a labelled transition system that captures information about a Circus model and its structure. It is useful for testing techniques based on specification coverage. The soundness argument for the new transition system follows the UTP style, but relates the new transition relation to the Circus relational model and its operational semantics.

  7. [Pilot study on compulsory vaccination coverage].

    PubMed

    Grandolfo, M E; Lauria, L; Medda, E; Bucciarelli, M; Andreozzi, S; Salinetti, S; Sitzia, G; Bernacchia, R

    1999-01-01

    The disappearance of diphtheria and poliomyelitis is the best evidence of the efficacy of the vaccination strategies adopted in Italy. The active offer of the prophylaxis, reinforced by law, has characterised the operational aspects of the strategy. The active surveillance system is the main tool to take under control the effectiveness of health services responsible for vaccination. This system could be more easily implemented if the health services will be given a specific software aiming to handle and evaluate vaccination registers. The present pilot study, performed in the regions Marche and Sardegna, is an example of active surveillance and it is based on the ARVA software produced by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. The results show a good level of coverage (> 95%) within the second year of life. Unsatisfactory results were obtained on the timing of vaccinations, as recommended by the vaccination schedule, mostly for the third doses. PMID:10645670

  8. Public health challenges for universal health coverage.

    PubMed

    Tripathy, Radha Madhab

    2014-01-01

    The effective functioning of any health system requires an efficient public health service. Every human being has the right to enjoy "the highest attainable standard of health," which can be fulfilled by giving every man an affordable and equitable health system he deserves and demands. In these years, complex health changes have complicated the situation in India. Most important gaps in the health care include an understanding of the burden of the disease and what leads to and causes ill health, the availability and use of appropriate technology in the management of disease, ill health and health systems that have an impact on service delivery. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has the potential to increase economic growth, improve educational opportunities, reduce impoverishment and inequalities, and foster social cohesion. Steps taken for achieving UHC will address the public health challenges and vice versa. PMID:25116820

  9. Bacterial, plant, and fungal carbohydrate structure databases: daily usage.

    PubMed

    Toukach, Philip V; Egorova, Ksenia S

    2015-01-01

    Natural carbohydrates play important roles in living systems and therefore are used as diagnostic and therapeutic targets. The main goal of glycomics is systematization of carbohydrates and elucidation of their role in human health and disease. The amount of information on natural carbohydrates accumulates rapidly, but scientists still lack databases and computer-assisted tools needed for orientation in the glycomic information space. Therefore, freely available, regularly updated, and cross-linked databases are demanded. Bacterial Carbohydrate Structure Database (Bacterial CSDB) was developed for provision of structural, bibliographic, taxonomic, NMR spectroscopic, and other related information on bacterial and archaeal carbohydrate structures. Its main features are (1) coverage above 90%, (2) high data consistence (above 90% of error-free records), and (3) presence of manually verified bibliographic, NMR spectroscopic, and taxonomic annotations. Recently, CSDB has been expanded to cover carbohydrates of plant and fungal origin. The achievement of full coverage in the plant and fungal domains is expected in the future. CSDB is freely available on the Internet as a web service at http://csdb.glycoscience.ru. This chapter aims at showing how to use CSDB in your daily scientific practice. PMID:25753703

  10. Network-based statistical comparison of citation topology of bibliographic databases

    E-print Network

    Šubelj, Lovro; Bajec, Marko

    2015-01-01

    Modern bibliographic databases provide the basis for scientific research and its evaluation. While their content and structure differ substantially, there exist only informal notions on their reliability. Here we compare the topological consistency of citation networks extracted from six popular bibliographic databases including Web of Science, CiteSeer and arXiv.org. The networks are assessed through a rich set of local and global graph statistics. We first reveal statistically significant inconsistencies between some of the databases with respect to individual statistics. For example, the introduced field bow-tie decomposition of DBLP Computer Science Bibliography substantially differs from the rest due to the coverage of the database, while the citation information within arXiv.org is the most exhaustive. Finally, we compare the databases over multiple graph statistics using the critical difference diagram. The citation topology of DBLP Computer Science Bibliography is the least consistent with the rest, w...

  11. Protein databases on the internet.

    PubMed

    Xu, Dong; Xu, Ying

    2004-11-01

    Protein databases have become a crucial part of modern biology. Huge amounts of data for protein structures, functions, and particularly sequences are being generated. Searching databases is often the first step in the study of a new protein. Comparison between proteins and between protein families in databases provides information about the relationship between proteins within a genome or across different species, and hence offers much more information than can be obtained by studying only an isolated protein. In addition, secondary databases derived from experimental databases are also widely available. These databases reorganize and annotate the data or provide predictions. The use of multiple databases often helps researchers understand the structure and function of proteins. Although some protein databases are widely known, they are far from being fully utilized in the protein science community. This unit provides a starting point for readers to explore the potential of protein databases on the Internet. PMID:18265344

  12. Protein databases on the internet.

    PubMed

    Xu, Dong; Xu, Ying

    2004-11-01

    Protein databases have become a crucial part of modern biology. Huge amounts of data for protein structures, functions, and particularly sequences are being generated. Searching databases is often the first step in the study of a new protein. Comparison between proteins and between protein families in databases provides information about the relationship between proteins within a genome or across different species, and hence offers much more information than can be obtained by studying only an isolated protein. In addition, secondary databases derived from experimental databases are also widely available. These databases reorganize and annotate the data or provide predictions. The use of multiple databases often helps researchers understand the structure and function of proteins. Although some protein databases are widely known, they are far from being fully utilized in the protein science community. This unit provides a starting point for readers to explore the potential of protein databases on the Internet. PMID:18429255

  13. 48 CFR 30.201-2 - Types of CAS coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS COST ACCOUNTING STANDARDS ADMINISTRATION CAS Program Requirements 30.201-2 Types of CAS coverage. See 48 CFR...

  14. A Practical Tutorial on Modified Condition/Decision Coverage

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hayhurst, Kelly J.; Veerhusen, Dan S.; Chilenski, John J.; Rierson, Leanna K.

    2001-01-01

    This tutorial provides a practical approach to assessing modified condition/decision coverage (MC/DC) for aviation software products that must comply with regulatory guidance for DO-178B level A software. The tutorial's approach to MC/DC is a 5-step process that allows a certification authority or verification analyst to evaluate MC/DC claims without the aid of a coverage tool. In addition to the MC/DC approach, the tutorial addresses factors to consider in selecting and qualifying a structural coverage analysis tool, tips for reviewing life cycle data related to MC/DC, and pitfalls common to structural coverage analysis.

  15. The AMMA database

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jean-Luc Boichard; Guillaume Brissebrat; Sophie Cloche; Laurence Eymard; Laurence Fleury; Laurence Mastrorillo; Oumarou Moulaye; Karim Ramage

    2010-01-01

    The AMMA project includes aircraft, ground-based and ocean measurements, an intensive use of satellite data and diverse modelling studies. Therefore, the AMMA database aims at storing a great amount and a large variety of data, and at providing the data as rapidly and safely as possible to the AMMA research community. In order to stimulate the exchange of information and

  16. Triatomic Spectral Database

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    SRD 117 Triatomic Spectral Database (Web, free access)   All of the rotational spectral lines observed and reported in the open literature for 55 triatomic molecules have been tabulated. The isotopic molecular species, assigned quantum numbers, observed frequency, estimated measurement uncertainty and reference are given for each transition reported.

  17. Enzyme Database - BRENDA

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Institute of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

    BRENDA is the main collection of enzyme functional data available to the scientific community. It is available free of charge for via the internet (www.brenda-enzymes.info) and as an in-house database for commercial users (requests to our distributor Biobase).

  18. Query Nuclear Explosions Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

    NUCEXP, National Geoscience Database, provided by the Australian Geological Survey Organization (AGSO), contains entries on nuclear explosions around the world since 1945, with the location, time and size of explosions. To view the records, users must select site and country conducting the test and beginning/end dates.

  19. Cotton Marker Database

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    To address the lack of available molecular markers for cotton, Cotton Incorporated has spearheaded an initiative to create the Cotton Microsatellite Database (CMD), and several groups are actively involved in projects to generate, screen and map cotton molecular markers. CMD is a centralized databas...

  20. Hydrocarbon Spectral Database

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    SRD 115 Hydrocarbon Spectral Database (Web, free access)   All of the rotational spectral lines observed and reported in the open literature for 91 hydrocarbon molecules have been tabulated. The isotopic molecular species, assigned quantum numbers, observed frequency, estimated measurement uncertainty and reference are given for each transition reported.

  1. NATIONAL ASSESSMENT DATABASE (NAD)

    EPA Science Inventory

    Resource Purpose: The National Assessment Database stores State water quality assessments that are reported under Section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act. The data are stored by individual water quality assessments. Threatened, partially and not supporting waters also have da...

  2. The Stanford Microarray Database

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gavin Sherlock; Tina Hernandez-boussard; Andrew Kasarskis; Gail Binkley; John C. Matese; Selina S. Dwight; Miroslava Kaloper; Shuai Weng; Heng Jin; Catherine A. Ball; Michael B. Eisen; Paul T. Spellman; Patrick O. Brown; David Botstein; J. Michael Cherry

    2001-01-01

    The Stanford Microarray Database (SMD) stores raw and normalized data from microarray experiments, and provides web interfaces for researchers to retrieve, analyze and visualize their data. The two immediate goals for SMD are to serve as a storage site for microarray data from ongoing research at Stanford University, and to facilitate the public dissemination of that data once published, or

  3. SGD: Saccharomyces Genome Database

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Michael Cherry; Caroline Adler; Catherine A. Ball; Stephen A. Chervitz; Selina S. Dwight; Erich T. Hester; Yankai Jia; Gail Juvik; Taiyun Roe; Mark Schroeder; Shuai Weng; David Botstein

    1998-01-01

    The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) provides Internet access to the complete Saccharomyces cerevisiae genomic s equence, i ts g enes a nd t heir products, the p henotypes of i ts m utants, a nd t he literature supporting these data. The amount of information and t he n umber o f features p rovided b y SGD have i

  4. Databases and data mining

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Over the course of the past decade, the breadth of information that is made available through online resources for plant biology has increased astronomically, as have the interconnectedness among databases, online tools, and methods of data acquisition and analysis. For maize researchers, the numbe...

  5. High Performance Buildings Database

    DOE Data Explorer

    The High Performance Buildings Database is a shared resource for the building industry, a unique central repository of in-depth information and data on high-performance, green building projects across the United States and abroad. The database includes information on the energy use, environmental performance, design process, finances, and other aspects of each project. Members of the design and construction teams are listed, as are sources for additional information. In total, up to twelve screens of detailed information are provided for each project profile. Projects range in size from small single-family homes or tenant fit-outs within buildings to large commercial and institutional buildings and even entire campuses. The database is a data repository as well. A series of Web-based data-entry templates allows anyone to enter information about a building project into the database. Once a project has been submitted, each of the partner organizations can review the entry and choose whether or not to publish that particular project on its own Web site.

  6. ENVIRONMENTAL FATE DATABASE (ENVIROFATE)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Environmental Fate Database contains more than 13,000 records of information on the environmental fate or behavior (i.e., transport and degradation) of approximately 800 chemical released into the environment. Chemicals selected for inclusion are produced in quantities exceed...

  7. Diatomic Spectral Database

    National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Gateway

    SRD 114 Diatomic Spectral Database (Web, free access)   All of the rotational spectral lines observed and reported in the open literature for 121 diatomic molecules have been tabulated. The isotopic molecular species, assigned quantum numbers, observed frequency, estimated measurement uncertainty, and reference are given for each transition reported.

  8. NATIONAL CONTAMINANT OCCURRENCE DATABASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Resource Purpose: Under the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments, EPA is to assemble a National Drinking Water Occurrence Database (NCOD) by August 1999. The NCOD is a collection of data of documented quality on unregulated and regulated chemical, radiological, microbia...

  9. The Peptaibol Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Chugh, Jasveen.

    This online database from the Crystallography Department at Birkbeck College, London "deals primarily with naturally occurring peptides, generally these have a fungal origin." The search function is easy to use; data can be queried by name, family, or residue motif. Another useful feature is the Peptaibol Picture Gallery, which includes images of several peptaibols.

  10. Agricultural Market Access Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Founded in early 1999, the Agricultural Market Access Database (AMAD) is a joint effort by Agriculture and AgriFood Canada, EU Commission - Agriculture Directorate-General, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, The World Bank, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and United States Department of Agriculture - Economic Research Service. AMAD was created in order to "provide a common data set on tariffs, TRQs and imports, as well as the tools for researchers, policymakers, and others to use in analyzing levels of tariff protection in agriculture among WTO Members." Users begin by selecting a region on a map; from there they can narrow their search by country, and the database will generate a data set on that country. AMAD also provides a 30-page User's Guide which helps explain the purpose and uses of the database, as well as helping to decipher some of the information contained in AMAD. At present, not all countries worldwide can be accessed through this database. AMAD, however, promises to continue to expand.

  11. Lecture Notes Database Management

    E-print Network

    O'Neil, Patrick

    SQL Programs. Embedded SQL means SQL statements embedded in host language (C in our case). The original idea was for end-users to access a database through SQL. Called casual users. But this is not a good idea. Takes too much concentration. Can you picture airline reservation clerk doing job with SQL

  12. GENERAL PERMITS DATABASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Resource Purpose: This database was used to provide permit writers with a library of examples for writing general permits. It has not been maintained and is outdated and will be removed. Water Permits Division is trying to determine whether or not to recreate this databas...

  13. NATIONAL NUTRIENTS DATABASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Resource Purpose: The Nutrient Criteria Program has initiated development of a National relational database application that will be used to store and analyze nutrient data. The ultimate use of these data will be to derive ecoregion- and waterbody-specific numeric nutrient...

  14. Reception of Texts Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created by the Reception of Texts Project at the Open University, this pilot database is designed to help practitioners of reception studies "address issues of performance with the same degree of rigour and attention to evidence which is expected in textual studies and to develop ways of documenting performance which recognise its cross disciplinary and creative dimensions." To that end, academics and students in classical studies, literature, theater studies, and related fields can use this database to search for information on the performances of Greek plays in the original and in adaptations, versions and translations in English from c.1970 to the present, and in the future, poetry in English which draws on Greek texts, myths, and images. The database offers nine search categories, each with a slightly different search format, some offering only a simple keyword search, others with multiple modifiers, and others with pull-down menus for browsing. With the exception of the Critical Works category, searches ultimately return a Production Details page which generally includes modern and original title, year, theater, dates of performance, company, and music, design, and general notes. A useful feature throughout the database is a Missing Information form, which allows users to submit additional or missing information about specific entries.

  15. The National DNA Database

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David J Werrett

    1997-01-01

    Over the last two years the Forensic Science Service (FSS) has developed and put into operation a National DNA Database that has analysed samples from individuals suspected of crime and stains from scenes of crime. It has provided more than 2200 links between individuals and scenes and 1200 links between scenes of crime. It uses an STR SGM (second generation

  16. The SIMBAD astronomical database.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Egret, D.; Wenger, M.; Dubois, P.

    SIMBAD is the astronomical data base produced and maintained by the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS), at the Observatoire de Strasbourg, France. The acronym SIMBAD stands for Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data. The authors describe here the present status of the database, the features related to access, usage and updating, and finally describe the expected future developments.

  17. Concurrency control in a fully replicated database environment

    E-print Network

    Nath, Rajivendra

    1992-01-01

    CONCURRENCY CONTROL IN A FULLY REPLICATED DATABASE ENVIRONMENT A Thesis RAJIVENDRA NATH Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A8cM University in partial fulfilhnent of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1992 Major Subject: Computer Science CONCURRENCY CONTROL IN A FULLY REPLICATED DATABASE ENVIRONMENT A Thesis by RA JIVENDRA NATH Approved as to style and content by: guh Kim (Chair of Committee) Joobin Choobineh (Member) -An Jyh...

  18. JDD, Inc. Database

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Miller, David A., Jr.

    2004-01-01

    JDD Inc, is a maintenance and custodial contracting company whose mission is to provide their clients in the private and government sectors "quality construction, construction management and cleaning services in the most efficient and cost effective manners, (JDD, Inc. Mission Statement)." This company provides facilities support for Fort Riley in Fo,rt Riley, Kansas and the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field here in Cleveland, Ohio. JDD, Inc. is owned and operated by James Vaughn, who started as painter at NASA Glenn and has been working here for the past seventeen years. This summer I worked under Devan Anderson, who is the safety manager for JDD Inc. in the Logistics and Technical Information Division at Glenn Research Center The LTID provides all transportation, secretarial, security needs and contract management of these various services for the center. As a safety manager, my mentor provides Occupational Health and Safety Occupation (OSHA) compliance to all JDD, Inc. employees and handles all other issues (Environmental Protection Agency issues, workers compensation, safety and health training) involving to job safety. My summer assignment was not as considered "groundbreaking research" like many other summer interns have done in the past, but it is just as important and beneficial to JDD, Inc. I initially created a database using a Microsoft Excel program to classify and categorize data pertaining to numerous safety training certification courses instructed by our safety manager during the course of the fiscal year. This early portion of the database consisted of only data (training field index, employees who were present at these training courses and who was absent) from the training certification courses. Once I completed this phase of the database, I decided to expand the database and add as many dimensions to it as possible. Throughout the last seven weeks, I have been compiling more data from day to day operations and been adding the information to the database. It now consists of seven different categories of data (carpet cleaning, forms, NASA Event Schedules, training certifications, wall and vent cleaning, work schedules, and miscellaneous) . I also did some field inspecting with the supervisors around the site and was present at all of the training certification courses that have been scheduled since June 2004. My future outlook for the JDD, Inc. database is to have all of company s information from future contract proposals, weekly inventory, to employee timesheets all in this same database.

  19. Rural water supply and sanitation (RWSS) coverage in Swaziland: Toward achieving millennium development goals

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mwendera, E. J.

    An assessment of rural water supply and sanitation (RWSS) coverage in Swaziland was conducted in 2004/2005 as part of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI). The initiative was developed by the African Development Bank with the aim of implementing it in the Regional Member Countries (RMCs), including Swaziland. Information on the RWSS sector programmes, costs, financial requirements and other related activities was obtained from a wide range of national documents, including sector papers and project files and progress reports. Interviews were held with staff from the central offices and field stations of Government of Swaziland (GOS) ministries and departments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), bilateral and multilateral external support agencies, and private sector individuals and firms with some connection to the sector and/or its programmes. The assessment also involved field visits to various regions in order to obtain first hand information about the various technologies and institutional structures used in the provision of water supplies and sanitation services in the rural areas of the country. The results showed that the RWSS sector has made significant progress towards meeting the national targets of providing water and sanitation to the entire rural population by the year 2022. The assessment indicated that rural water supply coverage was 56% in 2004 while sanitation coverage was 63% in the same year. The results showed that there is some decline in the incidence of water-related diseases, such as diarrhoeal diseases, probably due to improved water supply and sanitation coverage. The study also showed that, with adequate financial resources, Swaziland is likely to achieve 100% coverage of both water supply and sanitation by the year 2022. It was concluded that in achieving its own national goals Swaziland will exceed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, such achievement is subject to adequate financial resources being made available for the RWSS sector.

  20. Supplementing High-Density SNP Microarrays for Additional Coverage of Disease-Related Genes: Addiction as a Paradigm

    PubMed Central

    Saccone, Scott F.; Bierut, Laura J.; Chesler, Elissa J.; Kalivas, Peter W.; Lerman, Caryn; Saccone, Nancy L.; Uhl, George R.; Li, Chuan-Yun; Philip, Vivek M.; Edenberg, Howard J.; Sherry, Stephen T.; Feolo, Michael; Moyzis, Robert K.; Rutter, Joni L.

    2009-01-01

    Commercial SNP microarrays now provide comprehensive and affordable coverage of the human genome. However, some diseases have biologically relevant genomic regions that may require additional coverage. Addiction, for example, is thought to be influenced by complex interactions among many relevant genes and pathways. We have assembled a list of 486 biologically relevant genes nominated by a panel of experts on addiction. We then added 424 genes that showed evidence of association with addiction phenotypes through mouse QTL mappings and gene co-expression analysis. We demonstrate that there are a substantial number of SNPs in these genes that are not well represented by commercial SNP platforms. We address this problem by introducing a publicly available SNP database for addiction. The database is annotated using numeric prioritization scores indicating the extent of biological relevance. The scores incorporate a number of factors such as SNP/gene functional properties (including synonymy and promoter regions), data from mouse systems genetics and measures of human/mouse evolutionary conservation. We then used HapMap genotyping data to determine if a SNP is tagged by a commercial microarray through linkage disequilibrium. This combination of biological prioritization scores and LD tagging annotation will enable addiction researchers to supplement commercial SNP microarrays to ensure comprehensive coverage of biologically relevant regions. PMID:19381300

  1. Supplementing High-Density SNP Microarrays for Additional Coverage of Disease-Related Genes: Addiction as a Paradigm

    SciTech Connect

    SacconePhD, Scott F [Washington University, St. Louis; Chesler, Elissa J [ORNL; Bierut, Laura J [Washington University, St. Louis; Kalivas, Peter J [Medical College of South Carolina, Charleston; Lerman, Caryn [University of Pennsylvania; Saccone, Nancy L [Washington University, St. Louis; Uhl, George R [Johns Hopkins University; Li, Chuan-Yun [Peking University; Philip, Vivek M [ORNL; Edenberg, Howard [Indiana University; Sherry, Steven [National Center for Biotechnology Information; Feolo, Michael [National Center for Biotechnology Information; Moyzis, Robert K [Johns Hopkins University; Rutter, Joni L [National Institute of Drug Abuse

    2009-01-01

    Commercial SNP microarrays now provide comprehensive and affordable coverage of the human genome. However, some diseases have biologically relevant genomic regions that may require additional coverage. Addiction, for example, is thought to be influenced by complex interactions among many relevant genes and pathways. We have assembled a list of 486 biologically relevant genes nominated by a panel of experts on addiction. We then added 424 genes that showed evidence of association with addiction phenotypes through mouse QTL mappings and gene co-expression analysis. We demonstrate that there are a substantial number of SNPs in these genes that are not well represented by commercial SNP platforms. We address this problem by introducing a publicly available SNP database for addiction. The database is annotated using numeric prioritization scores indicating the extent of biological relevance. The scores incorporate a number of factors such as SNP/gene functional properties (including synonymy and promoter regions), data from mouse systems genetics and measures of human/mouse evolutionary conservation. We then used HapMap genotyping data to determine if a SNP is tagged by a commercial microarray through linkage disequilibrium. This combination of biological prioritization scores and LD tagging annotation will enable addiction researchers to supplement commercial SNP microarrays to ensure comprehensive coverage of biologically relevant regions.

  2. NATIVE HEALTH DATABASES: NATIVE HEALTH HISTORY DATABASE (NHHD)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Native Health Databases contain bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. The databases provide i...

  3. NATIVE HEALTH DATABASES: NATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH DATABASE (NHRD)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Native Health Databases contain bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. The databases provide i...

  4. Human resources for health and universal health coverage: fostering equity and effective coverage.

    PubMed

    Campbell, James; Buchan, James; Cometto, Giorgio; David, Benedict; Dussault, Gilles; Fogstad, Helga; Fronteira, Inês; Lozano, Rafael; Nyonator, Frank; Pablos-Méndez, Ariel; Quain, Estelle E; Starrs, Ann; Tangcharoensathien, Viroj

    2013-11-01

    Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) involves distributing resources, especially human resources for health (HRH), to match population needs. This paper explores the policy lessons on HRH from four countries that have achieved sustained improvements in UHC: Brazil, Ghana, Mexico and Thailand. Its purpose is to inform global policy and financial commitments on HRH in support of UHC. The paper reports on country experiences using an analytical framework that examines effective coverage in relation to the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality (AAAQ) of HRH. The AAAQ dimensions make it possible to perform tracing analysis on HRH policy actions since 1990 in the four countries of interest in relation to national trends in workforce numbers and population mortality rates. The findings inform key principles for evidence-based decision-making on HRH in support of UHC. First, HRH are critical to the expansion of health service coverage and the package of benefits; second, HRH strategies in each of the AAAQ dimensions collectively support achievements in effective coverage; and third, success is achieved through partnerships involving health and non-health actors. Facing the unprecedented health and development challenges that affect all countries and transforming HRH evidence into policy and practice must be at the heart of UHC and the post-2015 development agenda. It is a political imperative requiring national commitment and leadership to maximize the impact of available financial and human resources, and improve healthy life expectancy, with the recognition that improvements in health care are enabled by a health workforce that is fit for purpose. PMID:24347710

  5. Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2004

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2005-01-01

    Released in August 2005 by the U.S. Census Bureau, this timely 85-page report examines recent changes within the demographic profile of the real median household income of US residents, along with material on the nation's official poverty rate and those persons without health insurance coverage. The data in the report is based on information from 2003 and 2004, and notes that the nation's official poverty rate rose from 12.5 percent in 2003 to 12.7 percent in 2004. The report also notes that the number of persons without health insurance coverage increased by approximately 800,000 to 45.8 million. The report itself is divided into six chapters, and also includes four appendices which details such crucial research questions as how the Bureau measures income and poverty. For persons with a keen interest in this subject (such as policy makers or scholars) this report will be a valued research tool.

  6. Federated database systems for managing distributed, heterogeneous, and autonomous databases

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Amit P. Sheth; James A. Larson

    1990-01-01

    A federated database system (FDBS) is a collection of cooperating database systems that are autonomous and possibly heterogeneous. In this paper, we define a reference architecture for distributed database management systems from system and schema viewpoints and show how various FDBS architectures can be developed. We then define a methodology for developing one of the popular architectures of an FDBS.

  7. The Intelligent Database Interface: Integrating AI and Database Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Donald P. Mckay; Timothy W. Finin; Anthony B. O'hare

    1990-01-01

    The Intelligent Database Interface (IDI) is a cache-based interface that is designed to provide Artificial Intelligence systems with efficient access to one or more databases on one or more remote database management systems (DBMSs). It can be used to interface with a wide variety of different DBMSs with little or no modification since SQL is used to communicate with remote

  8. The GLIMS Glacier Database

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Raup, B. H.; Khalsa, S. S.; Armstrong, R.

    2007-12-01

    The Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) project has built a geospatial and temporal database of glacier data, composed of glacier outlines and various scalar attributes. These data are being derived primarily from satellite imagery, such as from ASTER and Landsat. Each "snapshot" of a glacier is from a specific time, and the database is designed to store multiple snapshots representative of different times. We have implemented two web-based interfaces to the database; one enables exploration of the data via interactive maps (web map server), while the other allows searches based on text-field constraints. The web map server is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant Web Map Server (WMS) and Web Feature Server (WFS). This means that other web sites can display glacier layers from our site over the Internet, or retrieve glacier features in vector format. All components of the system are implemented using Open Source software: Linux, PostgreSQL, PostGIS (geospatial extensions to the database), MapServer (WMS and WFS), and several supporting components such as Proj.4 (a geographic projection library) and PHP. These tools are robust and provide a flexible and powerful framework for web mapping applications. As a service to the GLIMS community, the database contains metadata on all ASTER imagery acquired over glacierized terrain. Reduced-resolution of the images (browse imagery) can be viewed either as a layer in the MapServer application, or overlaid on the virtual globe within Google Earth. The interactive map application allows the user to constrain by time what data appear on the map. For example, ASTER or glacier outlines from 2002 only, or from Autumn in any year, can be displayed. The system allows users to download their selected glacier data in a choice of formats. The results of a query based on spatial selection (using a mouse) or text-field constraints can be downloaded in any of these formats: ESRI shapefiles, KML (Google Earth), MapInfo, GML (Geography Markup Language) and GMT (Generic Mapping Tools). This "clip-and-ship" function allows users to download only the data they are interested in. Our flexible web interfaces to the database, which includes various support layers (e.g. a layer to help collaborators identify satellite imagery over their region of expertise) will facilitate enhanced analysis to be undertaken on glacier systems, their distribution, and their impacts on other Earth systems.

  9. Astronomical databases of Nikolaev Observatory

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Protsyuk, Y.; Mazhaev, A.

    2008-07-01

    Several astronomical databases were created at Nikolaev Observatory during the last years. The databases are built by using MySQL search engine and PHP scripts. They are available on NAO web-site http://www.mao.nikolaev.ua.

  10. PARALLEL DATABASE MACHINES Kjell Bratbergsengen

    E-print Network

    and database servers for "new" data types, notably film and video. THE TRAUMATIC HISTORY OF DATABASE COMPUTERS and later, European Community supported developments. Also the massively parallel search system based

  11. Application for Health Coverage & Help Paying Costs (Short Form) thingstoknow

    E-print Network

    Acton, Scott

    this application by email? Yes no Email address: 17. Preferred spoken or written language (if not English) 18. Date coverage from their employer Don't have any dependents and can't be claimed as a dependent on someone else about income and other information to let you know what coverage you qualify for and if you can get any

  12. Wireless Sensor Deployment for 3D Coverage with Constraints

    E-print Network

    Liblit, Ben

    Wireless Sensor Deployment for 3D Coverage with Constraints Tycho Andersen and Srikanta Tirthapura@iastate.edu Abstract--We consider the problem of deploying wireless sensors in a three dimensional space to achieve a desired degree of coverage, while minimizing the number of sensors placed. Typical sensor deployment

  13. Lack of Colon Cancer Coverage in Seven Women's Magazines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Karen K. Gerlach; Christina Marino; Douglas L. Weed; Laurie Hoffman-Goetz

    1998-01-01

    Women's magazines are an important source of health information. To evaluate the relevancy of articles in these publications to known disease risks, seven women's magazines were reviewed to assess their coverage of colon cancer, the third leading cause of cancer mortality in U.S. women. Specifically, the amount of coverage devoted to colon cancer as well as the presentation of issues

  14. Impact of Sensing Coverage on Greedy Geographic Routing Algorithms

    E-print Network

    Impact of Sensing Coverage on Greedy Geographic Routing Algorithms Guoliang Xing, Student Member (e.g., surveillance or object tracking systems) that provide sensing coverage over a geographic area as the communication range is at least twice the sensing range. Furthermore, we extend GF and BVGF to achieve provable

  15. Probabilistic Coverage in Wireless Sensor Mohamed Hefeeda and Hossein Ahmadi

    E-print Network

    Zhang, Richard "Hao"

    1 Probabilistic Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks Mohamed Hefeeda and Hossein Ahmadi School of Computing Science Simon Fraser University Surrey, Canada {mhefeeda, hahmadi}@cs.sfu.ca Technical Report: TR 2006-21 Updated March 2007 Abstract We propose a new probabilistic coverage protocol (denoted by PCP

  16. Connectivity maintenance and coverage preservation in wireless sensor networks

    E-print Network

    Ottawa, University of

    Coverage and Connectivity in Large Sensor Networks. Technical report UIUCDCS-R-2003-2351, June 2003] firstConnectivity maintenance and coverage preservation in wireless sensor networks Di Tian *, Nicolas D. Georganas * Distributed and Collaborative Virtual Environments Research Laboratory (DISCOVER), School

  17. Press Releases vs. Newspaper Coverage of California Supreme Court Decisions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hale, F. Dennis

    1978-01-01

    A study comparing the coverage in newspapers and press releases regarding one year's decisions of the California Supreme Court revealed that the press releases influenced the kinds of decisions that were reported but not the quantity of coverage by the newspapers. (GT)

  18. CarFast: Achieving Higher Statement Coverage Faster Sangmin Park

    E-print Network

    Csallner, Christoph

    CarFast: Achieving Higher Statement Coverage Faster Sangmin Park Georgia Institute of TechnologyChieving higher stAtement coveRage FASTer (CarFast), which we implemented and evaluated on twelve generated Java applications whose sizes range from 300 LOC to one million LOC. We compared CarFast with several popular test

  19. 30 CFR 725.12 - Coverage of grants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Coverage of grants. 725.12 Section 725.12 Mineral Resources...REIMBURSEMENTS TO STATES § 725.12 Coverage of grants. An agency may use grant money under this part to cover costs in excess...

  20. 30 CFR 725.12 - Coverage of grants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Coverage of grants. 725.12 Section 725.12 Mineral Resources...REIMBURSEMENTS TO STATES § 725.12 Coverage of grants. An agency may use grant money under this part to cover costs in excess...

  1. 30 CFR 725.12 - Coverage of grants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Coverage of grants. 725.12 Section 725.12 Mineral Resources...REIMBURSEMENTS TO STATES § 725.12 Coverage of grants. An agency may use grant money under this part to cover costs in excess...

  2. 30 CFR 725.12 - Coverage of grants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Coverage of grants. 725.12 Section 725.12 Mineral Resources...REIMBURSEMENTS TO STATES § 725.12 Coverage of grants. An agency may use grant money under this part to cover costs in excess...

  3. 30 CFR 725.12 - Coverage of grants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Coverage of grants. 725.12 Section 725.12 Mineral Resources...REIMBURSEMENTS TO STATES § 725.12 Coverage of grants. An agency may use grant money under this part to cover costs in excess...

  4. Learning Control Cycles for Area Coverage with Cyclic Genetic Algorithms

    E-print Network

    Parker, Gary B.

    ://cs.conncoll.edu/parker Abstract: - Area coverage is a type of path planning that is concerned with finding a pattern of movement that the robot can maintain a track over the ground that will result in full coverage in obstacle free areas the relationship of its current track to its previous one, but simple legged robots usually lack both

  5. Learning Control Cycles for Area Coverage with Cyclic Genetic Algorithms

    E-print Network

    Parker, Gary B.

    ://cs.conncoll.edu/parker Abstract: ­ Area coverage is a type of path planning that is concerned with finding a pattern of movement that the robot can maintain a track over the ground that will result in full coverage in obstacle free areas the relationship of its current track to its previous one, but simple legged robots usually lack both

  6. A usage coverage based approach for assessing product family design

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 A usage coverage based approach for assessing product family design Jiliang WANG1 , Bernard analyzed the relations between usage context information and the design of products. A usage coverage model scenarios to be covered. The original method is demonstrated on a scale-based product family of jigsaws

  7. Coverage and Representations of Sexuality in Introductory Sociology Textbooks

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Suarez, Alicia E.; Balaji, Alexandra

    2007-01-01

    Mirroring increased cultural and disciplinary attention to sexuality, many introductory sociology textbooks have begun to include coverage of the topic. Our study first assesses the extent of textual coverage of sexuality in a sample of 38 introductory textbooks published after 2000. Secondly, we focus on 14 textbooks with a sexuality chapter…

  8. The Impact of Concurrent Coverage Metrics on Testing Effectiveness

    E-print Network

    The Impact of Concurrent Coverage Metrics on Testing Effectiveness Shin Hong, Matt Staats, Jaemin. While a large body of evidence exists exploring the impact of structural coverage metrics on testing of Computer Science University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE grother@cse.unl.edu Abstract--When testing

  9. 5 CFR 890.1206 - Cancellation of coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...section cannot reacquire coverage unless the U.S. Department of State determines that it would be against equity and good conscience not to allow the individual to be enrolled. (c) A cancellation of coverage must be made by the enrolled individual...

  10. 5 CFR 890.1206 - Cancellation of coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...section cannot reacquire coverage unless the U.S. Department of State determines that it would be against equity and good conscience not to allow the individual to be enrolled. (c) A cancellation of coverage must be made by the enrolled individual...

  11. NCD Medicare Coverage Process Version 6/18/09

    E-print Network

    Weber, David J.

    NCD Medicare Coverage Process Version 6/18/09 Does the Clinical Trial meet the NCD qualifying criteria for Medicare Coverage? STEP ONE Do All 3 Boxes Below Apply? The investigational item/service falls within a Medicare benefit category (e.g., drugs and biologics) Therapeutic Intent is the prominent goal

  12. Health Insurance Coverage: 2000. Consumer Income. Current Population Reports.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mills, Robert J.

    This report uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau's March 2001 Current Population Survey to examine health insurance coverage. The number and percentage of people covered by employment-based health insurance rose significantly in 2000, driving the overall increase in health insurance coverage. Among the entire population age 18-64 years, workers…

  13. Coverage estimation-based system design in wireless communications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Aktul, Kavas

    2004-04-01

    A coverage estimation based cellular system design in microcell structure under shadowing and multipath conditions is presented. The effect of the signal weakening conditions is examined by log-normal shadowing/Rayleigh fading distribution. By taking the application values of GSM operating systems and cellular phones, area reliability and cell radius are calculated and reliable RF coverage is investigated.

  14. Wireless Access Point Deployment for Both Coverage and Localization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lin Liao; Weifeng Chen; Chuanlin Zhang; Lizhuo Zhang; Weijia Jia

    2010-01-01

    Wireless access points (APs) divide a plane into small areas where their coverage ranges overlap. A mobile device can be located within a particular small overlapped area based on the unique set of APs covering the device. We formally define an optimal AP deployment problem for both coverage and area localization. Our objective is to deploy a minimum number of

  15. Guaranteed Coverage with Multiple Insurers: Closing Gaps and Easing Transitions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Haugh, Kevin H.; Claxton, Gary J.

    1993-01-01

    Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of an employer-based health insurance system and the effects of such a system on children. Examines employer decisions regarding coverage, financial limitations, insurer and health plan practices that affect the availability and continuity of coverage, and several new models for providing health insurance…

  16. 44 CFR 73.4 - Restoration of flood insurance coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Assistance 1 2012-10-01 2011-10-01 true Restoration of flood insurance coverage. 73.4 Section 73.4...1316 OF THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE ACT OF 1968 § 73.4 Restoration of flood insurance coverage. (a) Insurance...

  17. A compendium of our best recent coverage February 2014

    E-print Network

    Fisher, Kathleen

    A compendium of our best recent coverage Mobile App Management February 2014 This issue sponsored by: DOWNLOAD PDF #12;A compendium of our best recent coverage Mobile App Management 2 InformationWeek MUSTReads 3 6 9 12 14 17 How To Master The Enterprise Mobile App Life Cycle How To Keep Enterprise Mobile

  18. A Political History of Medicare and Prescription Drug Coverage

    Microsoft Academic Search

    THOMAS R. O LIVER; P HILIP R. L EE; H ELENE L. L IPTON

    2004-01-01

    This article examines the history of efforts to add prescription drug coverage to the Medicare program. It identifies several important patterns in policymaking over four decades. First, prescription drug coverage has usually been tied to the fate of broader proposals for Medicare reform. Second, action has been hampered by divided government, federal budget deficits, and ideological conflict between those seeking

  19. Coverage of Islamic Literature in Selected Indexing Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sattar, A.; Rehman, S. ur

    1985-01-01

    This study evaluates bibliographical coverage of Islamic literature provided by four Western indexing services ("Social Sciences Citation Index,""Social Sciences Index,""Humanities Index,""Index Islamicus") by using bibliographical checking method. Highlights include characteristics of literature and bibliographic coverage of literature by type of…

  20. 50 CFR 635.7 - At-sea observer coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...coverage. (a) Applicability. NMFS may select for at-sea observer coverage any vessel that has an Atlantic HMS, tunas, shark or swordfish permit issued under § 635.4 or § 635.32. Vessels permitted in the HMS Charter/Headboat and Angling...

  1. 50 CFR 635.7 - At-sea observer coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...coverage. (a) Applicability. NMFS may select for at-sea observer coverage any vessel that has an Atlantic HMS, tunas, shark or swordfish permit issued under § 635.4 or § 635.32. Vessels permitted in the HMS Charter/Headboat and Angling...

  2. 50 CFR 635.7 - At-sea observer coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...coverage. (a) Applicability. NMFS may select for at-sea observer coverage any vessel that has an Atlantic HMS, tunas, shark or swordfish permit issued under § 635.4 or § 635.32. Vessels permitted in the HMS Charter/Headboat and Angling...

  3. 50 CFR 635.7 - At-sea observer coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...coverage. (a) Applicability. NMFS may select for at-sea observer coverage any vessel that has an Atlantic HMS, tunas, shark or swordfish permit issued under § 635.4 or § 635.32. Vessels permitted in the HMS Charter/Headboat and Angling...

  4. 42 CFR 486.108 - Condition for coverage: Safety standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...SUPPLIERS Conditions for Coverage: Portable X-Ray Services § 486.108 Condition for coverage: Safety standards. X-ray examinations are conducted through...positive indication of the production of X-rays whenever the X-ray tube is...

  5. 42 CFR 486.108 - Condition for coverage: Safety standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...SUPPLIERS Conditions for Coverage: Portable X-Ray Services § 486.108 Condition for coverage: Safety standards. X-ray examinations are conducted through...positive indication of the production of X-rays whenever the X-ray tube is...

  6. 42 CFR 457.475 - Limitations on coverage: Abortions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false Limitations on coverage: Abortions. 457.475 Section 457.475 Public...457.475 Limitations on coverage: Abortions. (a) General rule. FFP under...is not available in expenditures for an abortion, or in expenditures for the...

  7. 42 CFR 457.475 - Limitations on coverage: Abortions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

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  8. 42 CFR 457.475 - Limitations on coverage: Abortions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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  9. Make Kids Count: Closing the Gap in Children's Health Coverage.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stemmler, Peggy; Naimark, Dana Wolfe

    The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Arizona is called KidsCare. This report provides a portrait of children's health coverage in the state after a year of operation of KidsCare. Following an executive summary, the first section of the report presents overall statistics and trends in children's health coverage. The second section…

  10. 29 CFR 825.106 - Joint employer coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Joint employer coverage. 825.106 Section...Family and Medical Leave Act § 825.106 Joint employer coverage. (a) Where two...of the employee, the businesses may be joint employers under FMLA. Joint...

  11. 29 CFR 825.106 - Joint employer coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Joint employer coverage. 825.106 Section...Family and Medical Leave Act § 825.106 Joint employer coverage. (a) Where two...of the employee, the businesses may be joint employers under FMLA. Joint...

  12. 29 CFR 825.106 - Joint employer coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Joint employer coverage. 825.106 Section...Family and Medical Leave Act § 825.106 Joint employer coverage. (a) Where two...of the employee, the businesses may be joint employers under FMLA. Joint...

  13. 29 CFR 825.106 - Joint employer coverage.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Joint employer coverage. 825.106 Section...Family and Medical Leave Act § 825.106 Joint employer coverage. (a) Where two...of the employee, the businesses may be joint employers under FMLA. Joint...

  14. GDB: the Human Genome Database

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stanley Letovsky; Robert W. Cottingham; Christopher J. Porter; Peter W. D. Li

    1998-01-01

    The Genome Database (GDB, http:\\/\\/www.gdb.org ) is a public repository of data on human genes, clones, STSs, polymorphisms and maps. GDB entries are highly cross-linked to each other, to literature citations and to entries in other databases, including the sequence databases, OMIM, and the Mouse Genome Database. Mapping data from large genome centers and smaller mapping efforts are added to

  15. Hydrogen Leak Detection Sensor Database

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Baker, Barton D.

    2010-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the characteristics of the Hydrogen Sensor database. The database is the result of NASA's continuing interest in and improvement of its ability to detect and assess gas leaks in space applications. The database specifics and a snapshot of an entry in the database are reviewed. Attempts were made to determine the applicability of each of the 65 sensors for ground and/or vehicle use.

  16. Analysis of Landslide Hazard Impact Using the Landslide Database for Germany

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Klose, M.; Damm, B.

    2014-12-01

    The Federal Republic of Germany has long been among the few European countries that lack a national landslide database. Systematic collection and inventory of landslide data still shows a comprehensive research history in Germany, but only one focused on development of databases with local or regional coverage. This has changed in recent years with the launch of a database initiative aimed at closing the data gap existing at national level. The present contribution reports on this project that is based on a landslide database which evolved over the last 15 years to a database covering large parts of Germany. A strategy of systematic retrieval, extraction, and fusion of landslide data is at the heart of the methodology, providing the basis for a database with a broad potential of application. The database offers a data pool of more than 4,200 landslide data sets with over 13,000 single data files and dates back to 12th century. All types of landslides are covered by the database, which stores not only core attributes, but also various complementary data, including data on landslide causes, impacts, and mitigation. The current database migration to PostgreSQL/PostGIS is focused on unlocking the full scientific potential of the database, while enabling data sharing and knowledge transfer via a web GIS platform. In this contribution, the goals and the research strategy of the database project are highlighted at first, with a summary of best practices in database development providing perspective. Next, the focus is on key aspects of the methodology, which is followed by the results of different case studies in the German Central Uplands. The case study results exemplify database application in analysis of vulnerability to landslides, impact statistics, and hazard or cost modeling.

  17. Optical coherence tomography endpoints in stent clinical investigations: strut coverage

    PubMed Central

    Tahara, Satoko; Chamié, Daniel; Baibars, Motaz; Alraies, Chadi; Costa, Marco

    2015-01-01

    Late stent thrombosis (LST) and very LST (VLST) are infrequent complications after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation, but they carry a significant risk for patients. Delayed healing, which may be represented by incomplete stent coverage, has been observed in necropsy vessel specimens treated with DES. As a result, in vivo assessment of stent coverage, as well as stent apposition using optical coherence tomography (OCT), have been recently used as surrogate safety endpoints in clinical trials testing DES platforms. By adopting strut coverage assessed by OCT, one can assess the safety profile of the new generation of DES in preregistration studies. This article focuses on stent strut coverage as a central predictor of late DES thrombosis from the histopathological point of view, discusses the limitations of the current imaging modalities and presents the technical characteristics of OCT for the detection of neointimal coverage after stent implantation. We also review the preclinical and clinical investigations using this novel imaging modality. PMID:21394615

  18. Great Lakes Shipping Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Provided by the University of Detroit Mercy Libraries/Media Services, this site is a great resource for anyone interested in the history of shipping on the Great Lakes. The database indexes information on a large number of ships that have worked these waters, offering information such as registry number, year built, final disposition, company, physical measurements, name of shipbuilders, and additional remarks, among other categories. Both company name and shipbuilder are cross-referenced to additional ships owned or built. Most of the entries also include some excellent historical photos, though these did not load correctly in Netscape (they worked fine with IE).The entry for the Edmund Fitzgerald, for instance, contained ten photos. The database may be searched by keyword with multiple modifiers.

  19. THE EXTRAGALACTIC DISTANCE DATABASE

    SciTech Connect

    Tully, R. Brent; Courtois, Helene M.; Jacobs, Bradley A. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Rizzi, Luca [United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, 660 N. A'ohoku Pl., Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); Shaya, Edward J. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Makarov, Dmitry I. [Special Astrophysical Observatory, Nizhniy Arkhyz, Karachai-Cherkessia 369167 (Russian Federation)

    2009-08-15

    A database can be accessed on the Web at http://edd.ifa.hawaii.edu that was developed to promote access to information related to galaxy distances. The database has three functional components. First, tables from many literature sources have been gathered and enhanced with links through a distinct galaxy naming convention. Second, comparisons of results both at the levels of parameters and of techniques have begun and are continuing, leading to increasing homogeneity and consistency of distance measurements. Third, new material is presented arising from ongoing observational programs at the University of Hawaii 2.2 m telescope, radio telescopes at Green Bank, Arecibo, and Parkes and with the Hubble Space Telescope. This new observational material is made available in tandem with related material drawn from archives and passed through common analysis pipelines.

  20. Japanese Ant Image Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The 2003 revised edition of the Japanese Ant Image Database was developed under the direction of the Japanese Ant Database Group (JADG). The website, which merges taxonomic information and stunning photographs, will no doubt delight myrmecologists and others. Information about different types of ants can be accessed through browseable, hyperlinked lists organized by subfamily, genus, and species. Genus and species profiles include images, references, descriptive information, simple distribution maps, and more. The site includes a Japanese Ant Image Library with hundreds of quality images, and a smaller SEM Image Library as well. The site also offers sections with Type Specimens and Taxonomic Keys. Please note that the site has not been updated since 2003; there are future plans to revisit the project when updates and corrections become necessary.