Sample records for vital signs laboratory

  1. Vital Signs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-01-28

    This activity (on pages 16-23) lets learners measure each other's vital signs—the signs that help doctors understand what's going on in a patient body. Learners measure human body temperature, respiration rate, and pulse, and compare them to vital signs of other mammals large and small, such as a cow and a rabbit. A "think it over" writing exercise finishes the activity.

  2. CDC Vital Signs: Preventing Melanoma

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    ... Signs Preventing Melanoma About Vital Signs Vital Signs Social Media Other Vital Signs Issues Related Links Download this ... Index Policies Using this Site Link to Us Social Media Contact CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

  3. Vital signs monitoring system

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    Steffen, Dale A. (Inventor); Sturm, Ronald E. (Inventor); Rinard, George A. (Inventor)

    1981-01-01

    A system is disclosed for monitoring vital physiological signs. Each of the system components utilizes a single hybrid circuit with each component having high accuracy without the necessity of repeated calibration. The system also has low power requirements, provides a digital display, and is of sufficiently small size to be incorporated into a hand-carried case for portable use. Components of the system may also provide independent outputs making the component useful, of itself, for monitoring one or more vital signs. The overall system preferably includes an ECG amplifier and cardiotachometer signal conditioner unit, an impedance pneumograph and respiration rate signal conditioner unit, a heart/breath rate processor unit, a temperature monitoring unit, a selector switch, a clock unit, and an LCD driver unit and associated LCDs, with the system being capable of being expanded as needed or desired, such as, for example, by addition of a systolic/diastolic blood pressure unit.

  4. CDC Vital Signs: Adult Obesity

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    ... About CDC.gov . Vital Signs Share Compartir Adult Obesity Obesity Rises Among Adults August 2010 72M+ More than ... eating and active living. Issue Details Problem Adult Obesity Obesity is a national epidemic, causing higher medical ...

  5. CDC Vital Signs: Reducing Sodium in Children's Diets

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    ... information to make healthier, lower sodium choices. Use social media outlets to share your challenges and successes for ... Signs Preventing Melanoma About Vital Signs Vital Signs Social Media Other Vital Signs Issues Related Links Download this ...

  6. CDC Vital Signs: Asthma in the US

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    ... page: About CDC.gov . Vital Signs Share Compartir Asthma in the US Growing every year May 2011 ... of people with asthma. Issue Details Latest Findings Asthma is increasing every year in the US. Too ...

  7. CDC Vital Signs: Recipe for Food Safety

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    ... MMWR RSS VitalSigns RSS Error processing SSI file File Formats Help: How do I view different file ... October 29, 2013 Content source: Error processing SSI file Email Recommend Tweet YouTube Instagram Listen Watch RSS ...

  8. CDC Vital Signs: Progress on Childhood Obesity

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    ... gov . Vital Signs Share Compartir Progress on Childhood Obesity Many States Show Declines August 2013 1 in ... 8 preschoolers is obese in the US. 19 Obesity among low-income preschoolers declined, from 2008 through ...

  9. CDC Vital Signs: Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

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    ... VitalSigns RSS Error processing SSI file Alcohol Poisoning Deaths Language: English Español (Spanish) Recommend on Facebook Tweet ... Details Problem There are 2,200 alcohol poisoning deaths in the US each year. Alcohol poisoning deaths: ...

  10. CDC Vital Signs: Hospital Support for Breastfeeding

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    ... gov . Vital Signs Share Compartir Hospital Support for Breastfeeding Preventing obesity begins in hospitals August 2011 30% ... Details Problem Most hospitals do not fully support breastfeeding. Breastfeeding helps protect against childhood obesity and other ...

  11. Noise analysis for noncontact vital sign detectors

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    Xiaogang Yu; Changzhi Li; Jenshan Lin

    2010-01-01

    A method for analyzing the overall noise performance of vital sign detectors is introduced. For demonstration purpose, the noise analysis on a quadrature direct-conversion vital sign detector is performed. The detector is divided into three sub-systems including RF Front-end amplifiers, mixer with LO, and baseband amplifiers. The noise characteristics of the sub-systems are studied individually and combined to form the

  12. Universal access to essential vital signs monitoring.

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    Ansermino, J Mark

    2013-10-01

    Much more than a telephone, today's mobile device has become an integral part of the way we interface with the world. Mobile devices have the computing capability, display, and battery power to become powerful medical devices that measure vital signs and provide intelligent interpretation or immediate transmission of information. The widespread adoption of mobile devices, even in low-resource settings, promises to make vital signs monitoring available anywhere and at low cost. This readily available computing power will also extend the utility of vital signs monitoring to new clinical indications, especially with the use of additional processing and integration of information. This review will focus on the universal promotion of pulse oximetry and advanced processing of plethysmography to assess variables such as respiratory rate, capillary refill time, and fluid responsiveness, and how these measurements may assist with perioperative monitoring, diagnosis, and management of pneumonia in children and preeclampsia in pregnancy when combined with mobile devices. PMID:24023026

  13. Detecting Vital Signs with Wearable Wireless Sensors

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    Yilmaz, Tuba; Foster, Robert; Hao, Yang

    2010-01-01

    The emergence of wireless technologies and advancements in on-body sensor design can enable change in the conventional health-care system, replacing it with wearable health-care systems, centred on the individual. Wearable monitoring systems can provide continuous physiological data, as well as better information regarding the general health of individuals. Thus, such vital-sign monitoring systems will reduce health-care costs by disease prevention and enhance the quality of life with disease management. In this paper, recent progress in non-invasive monitoring technologies for chronic disease management is reviewed. In particular, devices and techniques for monitoring blood pressure, blood glucose levels, cardiac activity and respiratory activity are discussed; in addition, on-body propagation issues for multiple sensors are presented. PMID:22163501

  14. Mobile wearable device for long term monitoring of vital signs.

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    Klingeberg, T; Schilling, M

    2012-05-01

    In long-term prevention and in rehabilitation of health of elderly people the recording of vital signs plays an important role. Especially the progress of rehabilitation can be deduced from the recording of an electrocardigram (ECG), blood pressure and body temperature. In this paper we present a wireless coupled recording device for long-term monitoring of these vital sign signals. We record the ECG, the blood pressure and the skin temperature and include a 3D-acceleration sensor for the determination of the movements during recording. To deal with motion artifacts in all recorded properties we use data fusion to reject or correct distorted vital sign signals. PMID:22285459

  15. CDC Vital Signs: Making Food Safer to Eat

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    ... About CDC.gov . Vital Signs Share Compartir Making Food Safer to Eat Reducing contamination from the farm ... stores, and places that make, sell, or serve food can: Use good management practices to reduce contamination ...

  16. Vital Signs Acquisition and Communication System Board Implementation

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    Jantsch, Axel

    Acquisition and Communication System (VACS), is a bio-signal processing platform. It consists of vital signs implementation work mainly focuses on ECG signal processing and makes some basic investigations on the remaining

  17. Are vital signs indicative for bacteremia in newborns?

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    Yap?c?o?lu, Hacer; Ozlü, Ferda; Sertdemir, Ya?ar

    2014-12-01

    Abstract Objective: Neonatal systemic infection is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality both in industrialized and developing countries. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate if vital signs had a predictive power in neonatal sepsis as an early marker. Methods: This study was designed as a matched case-control study. Vital signs were monitorized prior to infection in newborns that had healthcare-associated blood stream infection (BSI). Maximum and minimum values of the vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature) of the babies at rest were recorded from the nurse observation charts five days prior to clinical sepsis and compared with vital signs of healthy, age-matched babies. Results: Maximum mean heart rates, respiratory rates and systolic blood pressure levels of the patients in BSI group were significantly higher than the control group in the past three days prior to clinical deterioration. Conclusion: Monitoring vital signs closely might be helpful in a newborn infant to define a BSI. In future, a respiratory and blood pressure predictive monitoring system such as heart rate variability index may be developed for newborn patients with sepsis. PMID:25367556

  18. Telemetry-based vital sign monitoring for ambulatory hospital patients.

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    Orphanidou, Christina; Clifton, David; Khan, Shahab; Smith, Marc; Feldmar, Jacques; Tarassenko, Lionel

    2009-01-01

    Early detection of deterioration in hospital patients followed by intervention and stabilization can prevent adverse events such as a cardiac arrest, unscheduled admission to ICU, or death. Patients at step-down units of hospitals tend to have their vital signs checked by nursing staff at 4-hourly intervals. If an abnormality develops in the period between nurse observations, it is likely to lead to an adverse event (which may have been preventable). Visensia is a real-time, continuous vital sign acquisition system, using data fusion in order to predict patient deterioration. Validation trials have shown that the system successfully provides early warning of adverse events, such as cardiac arrests. We tested the system on lower acuity, ambulatory patients in a hospital ward with the vital signs being collected using telemetry. In order to optimize processing, we have developed an algorithm for deriving the respiration rate of the patient from the ECG signal. PMID:19963616

  19. Telemetry-based vital sign monitoring for ambulatory hospital patients

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    Christina Orphanidou; David Clifton; Shahab Khan; Marc Smith; Jacques Feldmar; Lionel Tarassenko

    2009-01-01

    Early detection of deterioration in hospital patients followed by intervention and stabilization can prevent adverse events such as a cardiac arrest, unscheduled admission to ICU, or death. Patients at step-down units of hospitals tend to have their vital signs checked by nursing staff at 4-hourly intervals. If an abnormality develops in the period between nurse observations, it is likely to

  20. Architecture of remote vital signs acquisition based — GPS

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    Ru Xue; Zong-Sheng Wu; Jie Chen; A-Ning Bai

    2012-01-01

    In this paper a architecture of real-time remote life monitoring system based on the GPS is presented. The system architecture consists of ARM, vital signs monitoring module, GPS and GSM wireless communication module; it can be applied to long-distance medical treatment, exploring trends of potential chronic diseases and communicate illness, and urgent situations informing for sudden diseases.

  1. Extending role by Japanese pharmacists after training for performing vital signs monitoring

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    Hasegawa, Fujiko; Hazama, Kenji; Ikeda, Shunya; Takeda, Hiroshi

    2014-01-01

    Background In Japan, the circumstances in which pharmacists work are changing. Pharmacists are expected to assess conditions of patients subject to medication to ensure proper use of pharmaceutical products. To ensure fulfilment of these roles, there have already been pharmacists’ efforts in performing vital signs monitoring. Objective To clarify the necessity and related issues, by investigating the state of vital sign monitoring in clinical field by pharmacists who have been trained in vital sign monitoring. Method A web survey was conducted from 4th October to 3rd December 2012, subjecting 1,026 pharmacists who completed the vital signs training hosted by The Japanese Association of Home Care Pharmacies (JAHCP). Survey items were 1) basic information of a respondent, 2) situation of homecare conducted by pharmacists, 3) seminar attendance status, and 4) vital signs monitoring status after the seminar. Results The number of valid respondents was 430 and the response rate was 41.9%. As a result of the present research, it was revealed that 168 pharmacists (41.4%), had the opportunity to perform vital signs monitoring. By conducting vital sign monitoring, effects such as 1) improved motivation of pharmacists and better communication with patients, 2) proper use of medication, and 3) cost reduction were confirmed. Conclusion Judging from the results of the survey, pharmacists can improve medication therapy for patients by attaining vital sign skills and conduct vital sign monitoring. Pharmacists who perform vital sign monitoring should share cases where they experienced positive patient outcomes. PMID:25243033

  2. Telemetry design of a vital sign recording system.

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    Al-Zaben, Awad; Al-Refaie, Saed N; Hamad, Husam

    2012-06-01

    Blood pressure, respiratory rate, body temperature, and pulse rate are vital signs that under certain pathological conditions require continuous monitoring. In this paper we present a novel design of a system that embeds these signals into a single waveform that can be transmitted without the need for time or frequency division multiplexing. The system depends on changing the frequency of a square wave oscillator. One signal with low frequency contents controls the On-time of the oscillator while the Off-time is controlled by another signal. The third and the fourth signals are used to control voltage controlled oscillators. The voltage controlled oscillators outputs are used as fluctuations during the On-time and during the Off-time. The main advantage of this system is the reduction in circuit complexity in both transmitter and receiver with accurate recovery of the transmitted signals. The design of the proposed system is presented in this paper along with all the corresponding simulations. PMID:20703632

  3. Vital sign sensing method based on EMD in terahertz band

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    Xu, Zhengwu; Liu, Tong

    2014-12-01

    Non-contact respiration and heartbeat rates detection could be applied to find survivors trapped in the disaster or the remote monitoring of the respiration and heartbeat of a patient. This study presents an improved algorithm that extracts the respiration and heartbeat rates of humans by utilizing the terahertz radar, which further lessens the effects of noise, suppresses the cross-term, and enhances the detection accuracy. A human target echo model for the terahertz radar is first presented. Combining the over-sampling method, low-pass filter, and Empirical Mode Decomposition improves the signal-to-noise ratio. The smoothed pseudo Wigner-Ville distribution time-frequency technique and the centroid of the spectrogram are used to estimate the instantaneous velocity of the target's cardiopulmonary motion. The down-sampling method is adopted to prevent serious distortion. Finally, a second time-frequency analysis is applied to the centroid curve to extract the respiration and heartbeat rates of the individual. Simulation results show that compared with the previously presented vital sign sensing method, the improved algorithm enhances the signal-to-noise ratio to 1 dB with a detection accuracy of 80%. The improved algorithm is an effective approach for the detection of respiration and heartbeat signal in a complicated environment.

  4. A scalable mobile phone-based system for multiple vital signs monitoring and healthcare

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    Wenxi Chen; Daming Wei; Shuxue Ding; Hui Wang; Shigeru Tokinoya; Naotoshi Takeda; Michael Cohen

    2005-01-01

    To meet the increasing needs for ubiquitous healthcare, a mobile phone-based system for monitoring multiple vital signs is under development. In this paper, design and implementation of the system architecture are described. The hierarchy of this system comprises three layers, which respectively handle multiple vital signs sensing, data\\/command communication via either wireless or wired means, and healthcare management. The fundamental

  5. 170.302 (f) (1) Vital Signs Errata December 3, 2010

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    170.302 (f) (1) Vital Signs Errata December 3, 2010 1 Errata for §170.302 (f)(1) Vital Signs to the revision and the revised text 1. Technical Correction to DTR 170.302.f.1 ­ 1 Date: December 3, 2010 TP Version: Version 1.1, September 24, 2010 TP Section: Normative Test Procedures, DTR170.302.f.1 ­ 1

  6. Transmission and display technology for vital signs based on HTML5 canvas and COMET machanism

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    Xie Yue

    2011-01-01

    Vital sign's transmission and display is key point for telemedicine application. the usual solution is based on C\\/S architecture, which has poor compatibility and lacks of flexibility. In this paper, we push data from server to browser automatically using COMET mechanism and display vital signs data such as ECG data in browser using HTML5 canvas tag, which explores one new

  7. A fuzzy model for processing and monitoring vital signs in ICU patients

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background The area of the hospital automation has been the subject of much research, addressing relevant issues which can be automated, such as: management and control (electronic medical records, scheduling appointments, hospitalization, among others); communication (tracking patients, staff and materials), development of medical, hospital and laboratory equipment; monitoring (patients, staff and materials); and aid to medical diagnosis (according to each speciality). Methods In this context, this paper presents a Fuzzy model for helping medical diagnosis of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients and their vital signs monitored through a multiparameter heart screen. Intelligent systems techniques were used in the data acquisition and processing (sorting, transforming, among others) it into useful information, conducting pre-diagnosis and providing, when necessary, alert signs to the medical staff. Conclusions The use of fuzzy logic turned to the medical area can be very useful if seen as a tool to assist specialists in this area. This paper presented a fuzzy model able to monitor and classify the condition of the vital signs of hospitalized patients, sending alerts according to the pre-diagnosis done helping the medical diagnosis. PMID:21810277

  8. Validating Emergency Department Vital Signs Using a Data Quality Engine for Data Warehouse

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    Genes, N; Chandra, D; Ellis, S; Baumlin, K

    2013-01-01

    Background : Vital signs in our emergency department information system were entered into free-text fields for heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation. Objective : We sought to convert these text entries into a more useful form, for research and QA purposes, upon entry into a data warehouse. Methods : We derived a series of rules and assigned quality scores to the transformed values, conforming to physiologic parameters for vital signs across the age range and spectrum of illness seen in the emergency department. Results : Validating these entries revealed that 98% of free-text data had perfect quality scores, conforming to established vital sign parameters. Average vital signs varied as expected by age. Degradations in quality scores were most commonly attributed logging temperature in Fahrenheit instead of Celsius; vital signs with this error could still be transformed for use. Errors occurred more frequently during periods of high triage, though error rates did not correlate with triage volume. Conclusions : In developing a method for importing free-text vital sign data from our emergency department information system, we now have a data warehouse with a broad array of quality-checked vital signs, permitting analysis and correlation with demographics and outcomes. PMID:24403981

  9. Effects of Methylprednisolone Infusions on Vital Signs in Children With Headaches

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    Heidrich, Elaine; Greene, Gail; Weberding, Jessica; Lin, Li; McGee, Susan

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVES Intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP) infusions have been associated with adverse cardiovascular effects. Inconsistent monitoring practices in a pediatric hospital led to questions about patient safety and allocation of nursing resources. This study describes vital sign changes in children and monitoring practices related to IVMP. METHODS This retrospective chart review received Institutional Review Board approval. Children aged 5 to 17 years receiving IVMP from January 2006 to January 2009 were included. Seventy-four patients with 94 hospital admissions were evaluated. Data collected included systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and heart rate, as well as the time and dosage of IVMP. Frequency of vital sign monitoring as ordered and as performed was described. Interrater reliability was calculated, and descriptive statistics were used in the data analysis. RESULTS At baseline, about half of the patients had vital signs out of normal range for age. After the first dose, vital signs fluctuated, with a majority having greater than 10% changes from baseline as increases, decreases, or both. Time of initial 10% change in vital signs ranged from immediately after the dose to 135.5 hours later. Increased vital sign changes were seen in the older patients and in patients receiving higher doses. Monitoring of vital signs occurred more frequently than was ordered. Only 1 patient had a specific order for monitoring with IVMP. CONCLUSIONS The patients included in this study experienced documented fluctuations in vital signs. A prospective study to evaluate the relationship of IVMP and patient safety will assist in standardizing vital sign monitoring guidelines. PMID:23616734

  10. Improving the Knowledge Base by Integrating Vital Sign Data into Pre-Hospital Patient Care Records

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    Mark Gaynor; Dan Myung; Steven Moulton

    2007-01-01

    Abstract This paper discusses improving,the medical knowledge base by integrating real-time vital sign data into pre-hospital patient care records, such as in iRevive an EMS application developed for medical first response which is sensor enabled to automate the collection of fine grained vital sign sensor data. iRevive integrates emerging technology such as rule-based documentation, decision support, integration of wireless\\/wired medical

  11. A simple intervention improves the recording of vital signs in children presenting to the emergency department

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    C Bird; A Shea; C A Michie; G George

    2009-01-01

    Objectives:Vital signs are often not documented in paediatric patients at triage. This study was conducted to find out whether the use of a small, laminated aide memoire and a short teaching session might improve this situation.Methods:A preliminary audit of the measurement of vital signs in 106 children aged less than 6 years was carried out in a district general hospital

  12. Effects of Static Magnetic Fields on Cognition, Vital Signs, and Sensory Perception: A Meta-analysis

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    Reber, Paul J.

    Review Effects of Static Magnetic Fields on Cognition, Vital Signs, and Sensory Perception: A Meta signs might be influenced by static magnetic fields in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which could effects of static magnetic fields. Studies covering the time from 1992 to 2007 were selected. Cohen's d

  13. DistancePPG: Robust non-contact vital signs monitoring using a camera

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    Kumar, Mayank; Veeraraghavan, Ashok; Sabharwal, Ashutosh

    2015-01-01

    Vital signs such as pulse rate and breathing rate are currently measured using contact probes. But, non-contact methods for measuring vital signs are desirable both in hospital settings (e.g. in NICU) and for ubiquitous in-situ health tracking (e.g. on mobile phone and computers with webcams). Recently, camera-based non-contact vital sign monitoring have been shown to be feasible. However, camera-based vital sign monitoring is challenging for people with darker skin tone, under low lighting conditions, and/or during movement of an individual in front of the camera. In this paper, we propose distancePPG, a new camera-based vital sign estimation algorithm which addresses these challenges. DistancePPG proposes a new method of combining skin-color change signals from different tracked regions of the face using a weighted average, where the weights depend on the blood perfusion and incident light intensity in the region, to improve the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of camera-based estimate. One of our key contributions is a new automatic method for determining the weights based only on the video recording of the subject. The gains in SNR of camera-based PPG estimated using distancePPG translate into reduction of the error in vital sign estimation, and thus expand the scope of camera-based vital sign monitoring to potentially challenging scenarios. Further, a dataset will be released, comprising of synchronized video recordings of face and pulse oximeter based ground truth recordings from the earlobe for people with different skin tones, under different lighting conditions and for various motion scenarios. PMID:26137365

  14. The detection of 4 vital signs of in-patients Using fuzzy database

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    Haris Rangkuti, A.; Erlisa Rasjid, Zulfany

    2014-03-01

    Actually in order to improve in the performance of the Hospital's administrator, by serve patients effectively and efficiently, the role of information technology become the dominant support. Especially when it comes to patient's conditions, such that it will be reported to a physician as soon as possible, including monitoring the patient's conditions regularly. For this reason it is necessary to have a Hospital Monitoring Information System, that is able to provide information about the patient's condition which is based on the four vital signs, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. To monitor the 4 vital signs, the concept of fuzzy logic is used, where the vital signs number approaches 1 then the patient is close to recovery, and on the contrary, when the vital signs number approaches 0 then the patient still has problems. This system also helps nurses to provide answers to the relatives of patients, who wants to know the development of the patient's condition, including the recovery percentage based on the average of Fuzzy max from the 4 vital signs. Using Fuzzy-based monitoring system, the monitoring of the patient's condition becomes simpler and easier.

  15. Presidents' Vital Signs: Implications for Institutional Decision Making. AIR Forum Paper 1978.

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    Nelson, Glenn M.; Ducanis, Alex J.

    In an examination of institutional decision making, this study identified types of data used by college presidents in assessing their institution's stability and their perception of the comparative importance of various indicators purported to demonstrate the vital signs of an institution. Indicators were in the areas of Student Flow, Finance, and…

  16. The Sixth Vital Sign Fna Forms New Committee To Tackle Low Health Literacy

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    The Sixth Vital Sign Fna Forms New Committee To Tackle Low Health Literacy Nearly half of all rate of health literacy in the U.S. is cause for concern for leaders of the Florida Nurses Association. In an effort to make headway on this complex issue, the FNA has formed a new Health Literacy Committee

  17. Test Procedure for 170.302.f.1 Vital Signs APPROVED Version 1.1 September 24, 2010

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    Test Procedure for §170.302.f.1 Vital Signs APPROVED Version 1.1 September 24, 2010 1 Test Procedure for §170.302 (f) (1) Vital Signs This document describes the test procedure for evaluating conformance of complete EHRs or EHR modules1 to the certification criteria defined in 45 CFR Part 170 Subpart

  18. Super-resolution spectral estimation in short-time non-contact vital sign measurement.

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    Sun, Li; Li, Yusheng; Hong, Hong; Xi, Feng; Cai, Weidong; Zhu, Xiaohua

    2015-04-01

    Non-contact techniques for measuring vital signs attract great interest due to the benefits shown in medical monitoring, military application, etc. However, the presence of respiration harmonics caused by nonlinear phase modulation will result in performance degradation. Suffering from smearing and leakage problems, conventional discrete Fourier transform (DFT) based methods cannot distinguish the heartbeat component from closely located respiration harmonics in frequency domain, especially in short-time processing. In this paper, the theory of sparse reconstruction is merged with an extended harmonic model of vital signals, aiming at achieving a super-resolution spectral estimation of vital signals by additionally exploiting the inherent sparse prior information. Both simulated and experimental results show that the proposed algorithm has superior performance to DFT-based methods and the recently applied multiple signal classification algorithm, and the required processing window length has been shortened to 5.12 s. PMID:25933881

  19. A Novel Vital-Sign Sensor Based on a Self-Injection-Locked Oscillator

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    Fu-Kang Wang; Chien-Jung Li; Chieh-Hsun Hsiao; Tzyy-Sheng Horng; Jenshan Lin; Kang-Chun Peng; Je-Kuan Jau; Jian-Yu Li; Cheng-Chung Chen

    2010-01-01

    A novel vital-sign sensor with a self-injection-locked oscillator and a frequency demodulator to reduce system complexity and improve sensitivity is proposed. The theory provides a delta-sigma model to account for the excellent signal-to-noise spectral density ratio in a parametric study of the sensitivity performance. Then, the experiments verify the sensing principle and the predicted performance. Accordingly, a prototype sensor with

  20. Whole body massage for reducing anxiety and stabilizing vital signs of patients in cardiac care unit

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    Adib-Hajbaghery, Mohsen; Abasi, Ali; Rajabi-Beheshtabad, Rahman

    2014-01-01

    Background: Patients admitted in coronary care units face various stressors. Ambiguity of future life conditions and unawareness of caring methods intensifies the patients’ anxiety and stress. This study was conducted to assess the effects of whole body massage on anxiety and vital signs of patients with acute coronary disorders. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted on 120 patients. Patients were randomly allocated into two groups. The intervention group received a session of whole body massage and the control group received routine care. The levels of State, Trait and overall anxiety and vital signs were assessed in both groups before and after intervention. Independent sample t-test, paired t-test, Chi-square and Fischer exact tests were used for data analysis. Results: The baseline overall mean score of anxiety was 79.43±29.34 in the intervention group and was decreased to 50.38±20.35 after massage therapy (p=0.001). However, no significant changes were occurred in the overall mean anxiety in the control group during the study. The baseline diastolic blood pressure was 77.05±8.12 mmHg and was decreased to 72.18±9.19 mmHg after the intervention (p=0.004). Also, significant decreases were occurred in heart rate and respiration rate of intervention group after massage therapy (p=0.001). However, no significant changes were occurred in vital signs of the control group during the study. Conclusion: The results suggest that whole body massage was effective in reducing anxiety and stabilizing vital signs of patients with acute coronary disorders. PMID:25405113

  1. Effects of a Multimodal Preparation Package on Vital Signs of Patients Waiting for Coronary Angiography

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    Adib Hajbaghery, Mohsen; Moradi, Tayebeh; Mohseni, Raheleh

    2014-01-01

    Background: Patients waiting for coronary angiography are often anxious and worried, experiencing considerable emotional problems before the procedure, which can result in an increase in blood pressure (BP), heart rate, respiratory rate and the myocardial oxygen demand. Such maladaptive responses may not only increase the patients need for sedative drugs, but also could increase the length of post angiography hospitalization. Therefore, it is important to implement some supportive actions to decrease the patients’ anxiety and to stabilize their vital signs before coronary angiography. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the effects of a multimodal preparation package on vital signs of patients undergoing coronary angiography. Patients and Methods: A matched trial was conducted on 66 patients waiting for coronary angiography. Patients were assigned in intervention (n = 33) and control (n = 33) groups. A multimodal preparation package was implemented in intervention group, two hours before angiography. The data collection instrument consisted of questions on demographic characteristics and a table for recording the patients’ vital signs including systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP), heart rate, respiratory rate and body temperature. Vital signs were measured three times, the day before angiography, 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the angiography, using a thermometer and a monitoring device. Data analysis was performed using the Kolmogo-Smirnov test, t test and Mann-Whitney U test. Results: From the total number of 66 patients, the 63.3% were male and married. No significant differences were observed between the mean of SBP and DBP and also the heart rate in the intervention and control groups, on the day before angiography. However, the mean SBP and DBP and heart rate of the intervention group were significantly lower compared to the control group, both 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after angiography. The intervention did not significantly change the respiration rate and temperature in the intervention group. Conclusions: The study showed that preparation package was effective in decreasing SBP and DBP, as well as heart rate. Therefore, using multimodal comprehensive preparation packages, such as the package used in the present report, is suggested. PMID:25414893

  2. Technology platforms for remote monitoring of vital signs in the new era of telemedicine.

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    Zhao, Fang; Li, Meng; Tsien, Joe Z

    2015-07-01

    Driven by healthcare cost and home healthcare need, the development of remote monitoring technologies is poised to improve and revolutionize healthcare delivery and accessibility. This paper reviews the recent progress in the field of remote monitoring technologies that may have the potential to become the basic platforms for telemedicine. In particular, key techniques and devices for monitoring cardiorespiratory activity, blood pressure and blood glucose concentration are summarized and discussed. In addition, the US FDA approved remote vital signs monitoring devices currently available on the market are presented. PMID:26037691

  3. Acute toxicity screening of reservoir water and sediment using rotifers (Rotox{reg_sign}) and light emitting bacteria (Microtox{reg_sign}), reservoir vital signs monitoring, 1991

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    Moses, J.; Wade, D.C.

    1992-03-01

    Toxicological screening of reservoir sediments (porewater or interstitial water) and reservoir water (collected three meters above the sediments) was initiated in fourteen Tennessee River mainstem impoundments during the summer of 1990 as part of TVA`s Reservoir Vital Signs monitoring. Twenty-four stations representing transition-zone and forebay reservoir habitats were identified for study. Toxicity test methods evaluated acute response of the freshwater rotifer Brachionus calyciflorus (Rotox{trademark}) and the light emitting bacterium Photobacterium phosphoreum (Microtox{trademark}). The second series of Vital Signstoxicity biomonitoring tests was conducted during the summer of 1991. Results of this study indicated toxicity at several locations. The Vital Signs Reservoir Monitoring project allows several years of testing to establish toxicity baseline data and identify trends. Comparison of results from the first two years of testing show that Wilson Reservoir forebay (TRM 260.8) and Nickajack Reservoir forebay (TRM 425.5) bothexhibited mild toxicity to Microtox{trademark} in 1990 and toxicity to rotifers in 1991. No other stations exhibited toxicity both years.

  4. Acute toxicity screening of reservoir water and sediment using rotifers (Rotox[reg sign]) and light emitting bacteria (Microtox[reg sign]), reservoir vital signs monitoring, 1991

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    Moses, J.; Wade, D.C.

    1992-03-01

    Toxicological screening of reservoir sediments (porewater or interstitial water) and reservoir water (collected three meters above the sediments) was initiated in fourteen Tennessee River mainstem impoundments during the summer of 1990 as part of TVA's Reservoir Vital Signs monitoring. Twenty-four stations representing transition-zone and forebay reservoir habitats were identified for study. Toxicity test methods evaluated acute response of the freshwater rotifer Brachionus calyciflorus (Rotox[trademark]) and the light emitting bacterium Photobacterium phosphoreum (Microtox[trademark]). The second series of Vital Signstoxicity biomonitoring tests was conducted during the summer of 1991. Results of this study indicated toxicity at several locations. The Vital Signs Reservoir Monitoring project allows several years of testing to establish toxicity baseline data and identify trends. Comparison of results from the first two years of testing show that Wilson Reservoir forebay (TRM 260.8) and Nickajack Reservoir forebay (TRM 425.5) bothexhibited mild toxicity to Microtox[trademark] in 1990 and toxicity to rotifers in 1991. No other stations exhibited toxicity both years.

  5. Noncontact proximity vital sign sensor based on PLL for sensitivity enhancement.

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    Hong, Yunseog; Kim, Sang-Gyu; Kim, Byung-Hyun; Ha, Sung-Jae; Lee, Hee-Jo; Yun, Gi-Ho; Yook, Jong-Gwan

    2014-08-01

    In this paper, a noncontact proximity vital sign sensor, using a phase locked loop (PLL) incorporated with voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) built-in planar type circular resonator, is proposed to enhance sensitivity in severe environments. The planar type circular resonator acts as a series feedback element of the VCO as well as a near-field receiving antenna. The frequency deviation of the VCO related to the body proximity effect ranges from 0.07 MHz/mm to 1.8 MHz/mm (6.8 mV/mm to 205 mV/mm in sensitivity) up to a distance of 50 mm, while the amount of VCO drift is about 21 MHz in the condition of 60 (°)C temperature range and discrete component tolerance of ± 5%. Total frequency variation occurs in the capture range of the PLL which is 60 MHz. Thus, its loop control voltage converts the amount of frequency deviation into a difference of direct current (DC) voltage, which is utilized to extract vital signs regardless of the ambient temperature. The experimental results reveal that the proposed sensor placed 50 mm away from a subject can reliably detect respiration and heartbeat signals without the ambiguity of harmonic signals caused by respiration signal at an operating frequency of 2.4 GHz. PMID:24235311

  6. UnoViS: the MedIT public unobtrusive vital signs database.

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    Wartzek, Tobias; Czaplik, Michael; Antink, Christoph Hoog; Eilebrecht, Benjamin; Walocha, Rafael; Leonhardt, Steffen

    2015-01-01

    While PhysioNet is a large database for standard clinical vital signs measurements, such a database does not exist for unobtrusively measured signals. This inhibits progress in the vital area of signal processing for unobtrusive medical monitoring as not everybody owns the specific measurement systems to acquire signals. Furthermore, if no common database exists, a comparison between different signal processing approaches is not possible. This gap will be closed by our UnoViS database. It contains different recordings in various scenarios ranging from a clinical study to measurements obtained while driving a car. Currently, 145 records with a total of 16.2 h of measurement data is available, which are provided as MATLAB files or in the PhysioNet WFDB file format. In its initial state, only (multichannel) capacitive ECG and unobtrusive PPG signals are, together with a reference ECG, included. All ECG signals contain annotations by a peak detector and by a medical expert. A dataset from a clinical study contains further clinical annotations. Additionally, supplementary functions are provided, which simplify the usage of the database and thus the development and evaluation of new algorithms. The development of urgently needed methods for very robust parameter extraction or robust signal fusion in view of frequent severe motion artifacts in unobtrusive monitoring is now possible with the database. PMID:26038690

  7. Safe patient transfer system with monitoring of location and vital signs.

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    Ohashi, Kumiko; Kurihara, Yosuke; Watanabe, Kajiro; Tanaka, Hiroshi

    2008-03-01

    In recent years, ubiquitous computing technologies have been applied in the field of medicine. Especially radio frequency identification (RFID) and small sensor networks could provide information about medical practices and patient status in order to prevent malpractices and improve the quality of medical care. As an example of this application, we developed a new system, named "a smart stretcher," which continuously monitors the patient's vital signs and detects apnea during transfer within a hospital. This system consists of a small air-mat type pressure sensor measuring both heart rate and respiration rate and a wireless network transmitting these vital data as well as patient ID to an alerting system to notify hospital staff of patient emergencies. Results of experiments in a clinical setting indicated that the system was reliable in continuous respiration monitoring and detection of apnea during patient transfer on the stretcher; however, detection of heartbeat rate was practically difficult because of the motion noises. Moreover patient ID and location were also correctly detected in real time. These results suggested the feasibility of our system for real clinical use. PMID:19845148

  8. Development of a baby friendly non-contact method for measuring vital signs: First results of clinical measurements in an open incubator at a neonatal intensive care unit

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    Klaessens, John H.; van den Born, Marlies; van der Veen, Albert; Sikkens-van de Kraats, Janine; van den Dungen, Frank A.; Verdaasdonk, Rudolf M.

    2014-02-01

    For infants and neonates in an incubator vital signs, such as heart rate, breathing, skin temperature and blood oxygen saturation are measured by sensors and electrodes sticking to the skin. This can damage the vulnerable skin of neonates and cause infections. In addition, the wires interfere with the care and hinder the parents in holding and touching the baby. These problems initiated the search for baby friendly 'non-contact' measurement of vital signs. Using a sensitive color video camera and specially developed software, the heart rate was derived from subtle repetitive color changes. Potentially also respiration and oxygen saturation could be obtained. A thermal camera was used to monitor the temperature distribution of the whole body and detect small temperature variations around the nose revealing the respiration rate. After testing in the laboratory, seven babies were monitored (with parental consent) in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) simultaneously with the regular monitoring equipment. From the color video recordings accurate heart rates could be derived and the thermal images provided accurate respiration rates. To correct for the movements of the baby, tracking software could be applied. At present, the image processing was performed off-line. Using narrow band light sources also non-contact blood oxygen saturation could be measured. Non-contact monitoring of vital signs has proven to be feasible and can be developed into a real time system. Besides the application on the NICU non-contact vital function monitoring has large potential for other patient groups.

  9. Cost-efficient speckle interferometry with plastic optical fiber for unobtrusive monitoring of human vital signs.

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    Podbreznik, Peter; ?onlagi?, Denis; Lešnik, Dejan; Cigale, Boris; Zazula, Damjan

    2013-10-01

    A cost-efficient plastic optical fiber (POF) system for unobtrusive monitoring of human vital signs is presented. The system is based on speckle interferometry. A laser diode is butt-coupled to the POF whose exit face projects speckle patterns onto a linear optical sensor array. Sequences of acquired speckle images are transformed into one-dimensional signals by using the phase-shifting method. The signals are analyzed by band-pass filtering and a Morlet-wavelet-based multiresolutional approach for the detection of cardiac and respiratory activities, respectively. The system is tested with 10 healthy nonhospitalized persons, lying supine on a mattress with the embedded POF. Experimental results are assessed statistically: precisions of 98.8% ± 1.5% and 97.9% ± 2.3%, sensitivities of 99.4% ± 0.6% and 95.3% ± 3%, and mean delays between interferometric detections and corresponding referential signals of 116.6 ± 55.5 and 1299.2 ± 437.3 ms for the heartbeat and respiration are obtained, respectively. PMID:24089254

  10. A W-Band MMIC Radar System for Remote Detection of Vital Signs

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    Diebold, Sebastian; Ayhan, Serdal; Scherr, Steffen; Massler, Hermann; Tessmann, Axel; Leuther, Arnulf; Ambacher, Oliver; Zwick, Thomas; Kallfass, Ingmar

    2012-12-01

    In medical and personal health systems for vital sign monitoring, contact-free remote detection is favourable compared to wired solutions. For example, they help to avoid severe pain, which is involved when a patient with burned skin has to be examined. Continuous wave (CW) radar systems have proven to be good candidates for this purpose. In this paper a monolithic millimetre-wave integrated circuit (MMIC) based CW radar system operating in the W-band (75-110 GHz) at 96 GHz is presented. The MMIC components are custom-built and make use of 100 nm metamorphic high electron mobility transistors (mHEMTs). The radar system is employing a frequency multiplier-by-twelve MMIC and a receiver MMIC both packaged in split-block modules. They allow for the determination of respiration and heartbeat frequency of a human target sitting in 1 m distance. The analysis of the measured data is carried out in time and frequency domain and each approach is shown to have its advantages and drawbacks.

  11. A Method for Remotely Sensing Vital Signs of Human Subjects Outdoors.

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    Li, Chuantao; Chen, Fuming; Jin, Jingxi; Lv, Hao; Li, Sheng; Lu, Guohua; Wang, Jianqi

    2015-01-01

    After chemical or nuclear leakage or explosions, finding survivors is a huge challenge. Although human bodies can be found by smart vehicles and drones equipped with cameras, it is difficult to verify if the person is alive or dead this way. This paper describes a continuous wave radar sensor for remotely sensing the vital signs of human subjects. Firstly, a compact and portable 24 GHz Doppler radar system is designed to conduct non-contact detection of respiration signal. Secondly, in order to improve the quality of the respiration signals, the self-correlation and adaptive line enhancer (ALE) methods are proposed to minimize the interferences of any moving objects around the human subject. Finally, the detection capabilities of the radar system and the signal processing method are verified through experiments which show that human respiration signals can be extracted when the subject is 7 m away outdoors. The method provided in this paper will be a promising way to search for human subjects outdoors. PMID:26115454

  12. Documenting Pain as the Fifth Vital Sign: A Feasibility Study in an Oncology Ward in Sarawak, Malaysia

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    B. C. R. Devi; T. S. Tang

    2008-01-01

    Background: Monitoring acute postoperative pain as the fifth vital sign is currently practiced in many developed countries. In Sarawak, pain is an important symptom as 70% of cancer patients present with advanced disease. As the existing validated pain assessment tools were found to be difficult to use, we studied the feasibility of modifying the use of a pain assessment tool,

  13. Effect of a New Oral Contraceptive with Drospirenone on Vital Signs, Complete Blood Count, Glucose, Electrolytes, Renal, and Liver Function

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    Surasak Taneepanichskul

    vital signs, complete blood count, glucose, electrolytes, and renal and liver function. Material and Method: An open-label non-comparative clinical trial was conducted. One hundred women who were planning to use oral contraception for at least six months were recruited. The subjects received a blister pack which contained 21 tablets of 3 mg drospirenone \\/30 µg ethinyl estradiol for the first

  14. Reliability and validity of a computerized neurocognitive test battery, CNS Vital Signs.

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    Gualtieri, C Thomas; Johnson, Lynda G

    2006-10-01

    CNS Vital Signs (CNSVS) is a computerized neurocognitive test battery that was developed as a routine clinical screening instrument. It is comprised of seven tests: verbal and visual memory, finger tapping, symbol digit coding, the Stroop Test, a test of shifting attention and the continuous performance test. Because CNSVS is a battery of well-known neuropsychological tests, one should expect its psychometric properties to resemble those of the conventional tests upon which it is based. 1069 subjects age 7-90 participated in the normative database for CNSVS. Test-retest reliability (TRT) was evaluated in 99 Ss who took the battery on two separate occasions, separated, on the average, by 62 days; the results were comparable to those achieved by equivalent conventional and computerized tests. Concurrent validity studies in 180 subjects, normals and neuropsychiatric patients, indicate correlations that are comparable to the concurrent validity of similar tests. Discriminant validity is supported by studies of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia, post-concussion syndrome and severe traumatic brain injury, ADHD (treated and untreated) and depression (treated and untreated). The tests in CNSVS are also sensitive to malingerers and patients with conversion disorders. The psychometric characteristics of the tests in the CNSVS battery are very similar to the characteristics of the conventional neuropsychological tests upon which they are based. CNSVS is suitable for use as a screening instrument, or as a serial assessment measure. But it is not a substitute for formal neuropsychological testing, it is not diagnostic, and it will have only a limited role in the medical setting, absent the active participation of consulting neuropsychologists. PMID:17014981

  15. Effect of Massage Therapy on Vital Signs and GCS Scores of ICU Patients: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

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    Vahedian-Azimi, Amir; Ebadi, Abbas; Asghari Jafarabadi, Mohammad; Saadat, Soheil; Ahmadi, Fazlollah

    2014-01-01

    Background: Unalleviated complications related to hospitalization, including stress, anxiety, and pain, can easily influence different structures, like the neural system, by enhancing the stimulation of sympathetic nervous pathways and causing unstable vital signs and deterioration in the level of consciousness. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of massage therapy by family members on vital signs and Glasgow Coma Scale Score (GCS) of patients hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Patients and Methods: This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted at the ICU of the Shariati Hospital during 2012; 45 ICU patients and 45 family members in the experimental group and the same number of patients and family members in the control group were consecutively selected . The data collection instrument consisted of two parts. The first part included demographic data (age, marital status and Body Mass Index) and the second part included a checklist to record the patient’s vital signs (systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), respiratory rate (RR), pulse rate (PR)) and GCS. All measurements were done at the same time in both groups before the intervention (full body massage therapy), and 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, and 4 hours after intervention. The patients were provided with a 60-minute full body massage The massage protocol included static, surface tension, stretching, superficial lymph unload, transverse friction, and myofacial releasing techniques. Results: Significant differences were observed between experimental and control groups in the SBP at 1 hour, SBP 2 hours, and SBP 3 hours, and also in GCS at 1 hour to GCS at 4 hours (P < 0.05). Multivariate analysis revealed a significant difference between experimental and control groups in SBP at all time points (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Massage via family members had several positive effects on the patients’ clinical conditions, and therefore, it should be recognized as one of the most important clinical considerations in hospitalized patients. PMID:25337518

  16. Education Vital Signs 1999.

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    Hardy, Lawrence, Ed.; Bushweller, Kevin, Ed.

    1999-01-01

    Begins with a look at the year's major education news: implications of the massacre at Columbine High School, major Supreme Court decisions, and pro- and anti-voucher political rhetoric. Following is an analysis of how the nation is doing on the Goals 2000. Other sections take the pulse of public education and analyze the challenges faced by…

  17. Education Vital Signs: Finance.

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    Jordan, K. Forbis

    1985-01-01

    Describes how school financing has changed over the past 10 years, including a discussion of the implication of student enrollment decline. Presents statistics on student distribution, per-pupil expenditures, teacher salaries, school funding, students per microcomputer, and the mean Scholastic Aptitude Test scores. (MD)

  18. Microwave stethoscope: development and benchmarking of a vital signs sensor using computer-controlled phantoms and human studies.

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    Celik, Nuri; Gagarin, Ruthsenne; Huang, Gui Chao; Iskander, Magdy F; Berg, Benjamin W

    2014-08-01

    This paper describes a new microwave-based method and associated measurement system for monitoring multiple vital signs (VS) as well as the changes in lung water content. The measurement procedure utilizes a single microwave sensor for reflection coefficient measurements, hence the name "microwave stethoscope (MiSt)," as opposed to the two-sensor transmission method previously proposed by the authors. To compensate for the reduced sensitivity due to reflection coefficient measurements, an improved microwave sensor design with enhanced matching to the skin and broadband operation, as well as an advanced digital signal processing algorithm are used in developing the MiSt. Results from phantom experiments and human clinical trials are described. The results clearly demonstrate that MiSt provides reliable monitoring of multiple VS such as the respiration rate, heart rate, and the changes in lung water content through a single microwave measurement. In addition, information such as heart waveforms that correlates well with electrocardiogram is observed from these microwave measurements. Details of the broadband sensor design, experimental procedure, DSP algorithms used for VS extraction, and obtained results are presented and discussed. PMID:23358946

  19. Electronic medical record in the simulation hospital: does it improve accuracy in charting vital signs, intake, and output?

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    Mountain, Carel; Redd, Roxanne; O'Leary-Kelly, Colleen; Giles, Kim

    2015-04-01

    Nursing care delivery has shifted in response to the introduction of electronic health records. Adequate education using computerized documentation heavily influences a nurse's ability to navigate and utilize electronic medical records. The risk for treatment error increases when a bedside nurse lacks the correct knowledge and skills regarding electronic medical record documentation. Prelicensure nursing education should introduce electronic medical record documentation and provide a method for feedback from instructors to ensure proper understanding and use of this technology. RN preceptors evaluated two groups of associate degree nursing students to determine if introduction of electronic medical record in the simulation hospital increased accuracy in documenting vital signs, intake, and output in the actual clinical setting. During simulation, the first group of students documented using traditional paper and pen; the second group used an academic electronic medical record. Preceptors evaluated each group during their clinical rotations at two local inpatient facilities. RN preceptors provided information by responding to a 10-question Likert scale survey regarding the use of student electronic medical record documentation during the 120-hour inpatient preceptor rotation. The implementation of the electronic medical record into the simulation hospital, although a complex undertaking, provided students a safe and supportive environment in which to practice using technology and receive feedback from faculty regarding accurate documentation. PMID:25887108

  20. Homocysteine and cognitive disorders of postmenopausal women measured by a battery of computer tests-central nervous system vital signs.

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    Raszewski, Grzegorz; Loroch, Ma?gorzata; Owoc, Alfred; ?ukawski, Krzysztof; Filip, Rafa?; Bojar, Iwona

    2015-08-01

    The purpose of the study was the analysis of cognitive functions in postmenopausal women having different status of homocysteine levels by a battery of computer tests-central nervous system vital signs (CNS-VS). We examined whether homocysteine increases the risk of cognitive decline and which cognitive domains are more affected. We showed that the considerably better neurocognitive index was obtained by women with low homocysteine levels in comparison with those with hyperhomocysteinemia (p?=?0.0017). Similarly, results were obtained in the field of executive functioning (p?=?0.0011), complex attention (p?=?0.0106), cognitive flexibility (p?=?0.0016), and memory (p?=?0.0145). Verbal memory and visual memory did not differ considerably among the studied groups. Also, we demonstrated that ?4/?4 genotype was the most common (15.5 %) in women with hyperhomocysteinemia than in groups of patients with low (0 %) or normal (1.9 %) homocysteine levels. In summary, hyperhomocysteinemia was related with increased risk of decline in executive functioning, complex attention, cognitive flexibility, and memory in postmenopausal women. PMID:25822709

  1. Medical laboratory scientists are educated in the theoretical and practical aspects of laboratory medicine. As vital members of the health care team,

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    Vertes, Akos

    Medical laboratory scientists are educated in the theoretical and practical aspects of laboratory medicine. As vital members of the health care team, laboratory professionals provide information necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Medical laboratory science (MLS) is a challenging profession requiring

  2. Assessment of the feasibility of an ultra-low power, wireless digital patch for the continuous ambulatory monitoring of vital signs

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    Hernandez-Silveira, Miguel; Ahmed, Kamran; Ang, Su-Shin; Zandari, Fahriya; Mehta, Tinaz; Weir, Rebecca; Burdett, Alison; Toumazou, Chris; Brett, Stephen J

    2015-01-01

    Background and objectives Vital signs are usually recorded at 4–8?h intervals in hospital patients, and deterioration between measurements can have serious consequences. The primary study objective was to assess agreement between a new ultra-low power, wireless and wearable surveillance system for continuous ambulatory monitoring of vital signs and a widely used clinical vital signs monitor. The secondary objective was to examine the system's ability to automatically identify and reject invalid physiological data. Setting Single hospital centre. Participants Heart and respiratory rate were recorded over 2?h in 20 patients undergoing elective surgery and a second group of 41 patients with comorbid conditions, in the general ward. Outcome measures Primary outcome measures were limits of agreement and bias. The secondary outcome measure was proportion of data rejected. Results The digital patch provided reliable heart rate values in the majority of patients (about 80%) with normal sinus rhythm, and in the presence of abnormal ECG recordings (excluding aperiodic arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation). The mean difference between systems was less than ±1?bpm in all patient groups studied. Although respiratory data were more frequently rejected as invalid because of the high sensitivity of impedance pneumography to motion artefacts, valid rates were reported for 50% of recordings with a mean difference of less than ±1?brpm compared with the bedside monitor. Correlation between systems was statistically significant (p<0.0001) for heart and respiratory rate, apart from respiratory rate in patients with atrial fibrillation (p=0.02). Conclusions Overall agreement between digital patch and clinical monitor was satisfactory, as was the efficacy of the system for automatic rejection of invalid data. Wireless monitoring technologies, such as the one tested, may offer clinical value when implemented as part of wider hospital systems that integrate and support existing clinical protocols and workflows. PMID:25991447

  3. Making pain visible: an audit and review of documentation to improve the use of pain assessment by implementing pain as the fifth vital sign.

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    Purser, Liz; Warfield, Kelly; Richardson, Cliff

    2014-03-01

    Pain has been promoted as the fifth vital sign for a decade, but there is little empirical evidence to suggest that doing so has affected the care of individuals suffering pain. This was a three-stage audit of pain assessment in one large teaching hospital in the Northwest of England. Stage one measured the baseline pain assessment activity on surgical and medical wards and identified that the pain assessment tool was not visible to nurses. Stage two redesigned the patient observation charts held at the end of the bed and piloted two versions for clinical utility. Version 2 which had pain assessment alongside the early warning score was adopted and introduced throughout the hospital. Stage three audited pain assessment and management 8 months after the introduction of the new charts. Pain was assessed more regularly at the stage three audit than at the baseline audit. On average, pain was assessed alongside other routine observations 70% of the time across surgical and medical wards. Medical wards appeared to improve their pain assessment using the philosophy of pain being the fifth vital sign better than surgical wards, because they assessed pain alongside routine observations in >90% of cases. Stage three identified that where a high pain score was recorded, analgesia was delivered in the majority of cases (88%). Introducing the philosophy of pain as the fifth vital sign and making pain assessment more visible on the patient observation chart improved the uptake of pain assessment. Pain management strategies were stimulated when high pain scores were identified. PMID:24602432

  4. A study on reception electrodes for the vital-sign monitor using near-field intra-body communication enhanced by spread spectrum technique.

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    Kobayashi, Takumi; Shimatani, Yuichi; Kyoso, Masaki

    2013-01-01

    As a novel vital sign monitor, we have developed wireless ECG monitoring system with Near-field intra-body communication (NF-IBC) technique. However, it was hard to ensure communication reliability because transmission channel is noisy and unstable. In order to solve the problem, we utilize spread spectrum (SS), which is known as robust communication technique even through poor transmission channel. In previous study, we have already developed an ECG monitor using NF-IBC enhanced by SS. In this paper, we evaluated on structure of the reception electrode for reliable communication. Based on the evaluations with bit error rate, we suggested the reception electrode structure which can keep the communication reliability. As the results we considered that we can expand the reception electrode up to 2.25 m(2). Moreover, we proposed the structure of the reception electrodes that can keep the communication reliability. Finally we suggested how to use the SS NF-IBC vital-sign monitor in room that larger than 2.25 m(2), and we had shown the practicability of the systems. PMID:24109918

  5. Assessing the risk of foliar injury from ozone on vegetation in parks in the U.S. National Park Service's Vital Signs Network.

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    Kohut, Robert

    2007-10-01

    The risk of ozone injury to plants was assessed in support of the National Park Service's Vital Signs Monitoring Network program. The assessment examined bioindicator species, evaluated levels of ozone exposure, and investigated soil moisture conditions during periods of exposure for a 5-year period in each park. The assessment assigned each park a risk rating of high, moderate, or low. For the 244 parks for which assessments were conducted, the risk of foliar injury was high in 65 parks, moderate in 46 parks, and low in 131 parks. Among the well-known parks with a high risk of ozone injury are Gettysburg, Valley Forge, Delaware Water Gap, Cape Cod, Fire Island, Antietam, Harpers Ferry, Manassas, Wolf Trap Farm Park, Mammoth Cave, Shiloh, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Great Smoky Mountains, Joshua Tree, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, and Yosemite. PMID:17644227

  6. Vital signs and demographics in the preparticipation sports exam: do they help us find the elusive athlete at risk for sudden cardiac death?

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    Sealy, David P; Pekarek, Lesslie; Russ, David; Sealy, Clark; Goforth, Gary

    2010-01-01

    Much attention recently has been paid to the detection of those young athletes who may be at risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) in sports participation. In this article, we attempt to summarize the remarkably few studies that examine the question of whether vital signs and basic demographics are associated with athletes at risk for SCD. Historical items such as chest pain, dyspnea, and palpitations are not reviewed. The only demographics mentioned in the literature as associated with SCD are being of the male gender, which is associated highly with SCD, and being African-American. Most notably, we were unable to find even prospective data asking the question of whether resting pulse, blood pressure, height, weight, and age are potential risk factors. Therefore, we also have included recent data from our own research to make this summary more complete. PMID:21068565

  7. 20 CFR 220.113 - Symptoms, signs, and laboratory findings.

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    2012-04-01

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    2013-04-01

    ...laboratory diagnostic techniques. Some of these diagnostic techniques include chemical tests, electrophysiological studies (electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram, etc.) x-rays, and psychological...

  9. 20 CFR 220.113 - Symptoms, signs, and laboratory findings.

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  10. 20 CFR 220.113 - Symptoms, signs, and laboratory findings.

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  11. 20 CFR 404.1528 - Symptoms, signs, and laboratory findings.

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    2011-04-01

    ...psychological abnormalities, e.g., abnormalities of behavior, mood, thought, memory, orientation, development, or perception. They must also be shown by observable facts that can be medically described and evaluated. (c) Laboratory...

  1. CDC Vital Signs: Binge Drinking

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    ... Problem Binge drinking is a dangerous and costly public health problem Binge drinking is a bigger problem than ... faith-based organizations, law enforcement, health care, and public health agencies to reduce binge drinking. Doctors, nurses, and ...

  2. CDC Vital Signs: Trucker Safety

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    ... to 84% in 2013). View larger image and text description Infographic View larger image and text description Top of Page What Can Be Done ... to take rest breaks. Prohibiting truck drivers from text messaging or using a handheld cell phone while ...

  3. Estuarine water quality in parks of the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network: Development and early implementation of vital signs estuarine nutrient-enrichment monitoring, 2003-06

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    Kopp, Blaine S.; Nielsen, Martha; Glisic, Dejan; Neckles, Hilary A.

    2009-01-01

    This report documents results of pilot tests of a protocol for monitoring estuarine nutrient enrichment for the Vital Signs Monitoring Program of the National Park Service Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network. Data collected from four parks during protocol development in 2003-06 are presented: Gateway National Recreation Area, Colonial National Historic Park, Fire Island National Seashore, and Assateague Island National Seashore. The monitoring approach incorporates several spatial and temporal designs to address questions at a hierarchy of scales. Indicators of estuarine response to nutrient enrichment were sampled using a probability design within park estuaries during a late-summer index period. Monitoring variables consisted of dissolved-oxygen concentration, chlorophyll a concentration, water temperature, salinity, attenuation of downwelling photosynthetically available radiation (PAR), and turbidity. The statistical sampling design allowed the condition of unsampled locations to be inferred from the distribution of data from a set of randomly positioned "probability" stations. A subset of sampling stations was sampled repeatedly during the index period, and stations were not rerandomized in subsequent years. These "trend stations" allowed us to examine temporal variability within the index period, and to improve the sensitivity of the monitoring protocol to detecting change through time. Additionally, one index site in each park was equipped for continuous monitoring throughout the index period. Thus, the protocol includes elements of probabilistic and targeted spatial sampling, and the temporal intensity ranges from snapshot assessments to continuous monitoring.

  4. ‘Errors’ and omissions in paper-based early warning scores: the association with changes in vital signs—a database analysis

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    Clifton, David A; Clifton, Lei; Sandu, Dona-Maria; Smith, G B; Tarassenko, Lionel; Vollam, Sarah A; Watkinson, Peter J

    2015-01-01

    Objectives To understand factors associated with errors using an established paper-based early warning score (EWS) system. We investigated the types of error, where they are most likely to occur, and whether ‘errors’ can predict subsequent changes in patient vital signs. Methods Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected early warning system database from a single large UK teaching hospital. Results 16?795 observation sets, from 200 postsurgical patients, were collected. Incomplete observation sets were more likely to contain observations which should have led to an alert than complete observation sets (15.1% vs 7.6%, p<0.001), but less likely to have an alerting score correctly calculated (38.8% vs 30.0%, p<0.001). Mis-scoring was much more common when leaving a sequence of three or more consecutive observation sets with aggregate scores of 0 (55.3%) than within the sequence (3.0%, p<0.001). Observation sets that ‘incorrectly’ alerted were more frequently followed by a correctly alerting observation set than error-free non-alerting observation sets (14.7% vs 4.2%, p<0.001). Observation sets that ‘incorrectly’ did not alert were more frequently followed by an observation set that did not alert than error-free alerting observation sets (73.2% vs 45.8%, p<0.001). Conclusions Missed alerts are particularly common in incomplete observation sets and when a patient first becomes unstable. Observation sets that ‘incorrectly’ alert or ‘incorrectly’ do not alert are highly predictive of the next observation set, suggesting that clinical staff detect both deterioration and improvement in advance of the EWS system by using information not currently encoded within it. Work is urgently needed to understand how best to capture this information. PMID:26141302

  5. Non-contact, Wavelet-based Measurement of Vital Signs using Thermal Imaging S. Yu. Chekmenev, H. Rara, and Aly A. Farag

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    Farag, Aly A.

    the blood-velocity waveforms in the left and right common carotid arteries using a pulsed-Doppler ultrasound approaches for measuring heart rate and respiration. The proposed method has potential applications in non a living person, which include heart rate, breathing rate, temperature and blood pressure. The signs can

  6. Nuclear Material Recovery at Los Alamos National Laboratory Using TechXtract{reg_sign} Decontamination Technology

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    Fay, S.; Dennison, D.; Fife, K.; Punjak, W.

    1999-09-12

    One mission of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is to affect pollution prevention and waste minimization surrounding operations at their Plutonium Facility. Efforts are underway and technologies are being deployed to capture the actinide at the source thereby reducing the amount of nuclear material leaving the facility as transuranic waste. Traditional processing alternatives for decontamination, such as strong acid leaching and surface brushing have not achieved the desired recovery efficiencies for plastic or non-actinide metal matrices. Much of the nuclear material present is fixed in the matrix, and is not susceptible to recovery with surface cleaning techniques. In addition, the relatively large secondary waste volumes associated with the acid leaching have persuaded LANL to evaluate alternative recovery methods. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and testing of a prototype chemical decontamination and co-precipitation process installed at the Los Al amos Plutonium Facility that is based on the patented TechXtract{reg_sign} system developed by Active Environmental Technologies Inc. (AET). The technology was enhanced under a PRDA contract awarded by DOE in 1997.

  7. CDC Vital Signs: Preventing Teen Pregnancy

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    ... Parents, guardians, and caregivers can Talk with their teens about sex, including: encouraging them not to have sex. encouraging ... for teens at no out-of-pocket cost. Teens can Choose not to have sex. Talk openly to parents or other trusted adults ...

  8. Does significant arterial hypoxemia alter vital signs?

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    David N. Thrush; John B. Downs; Michael Hodges; Robert A. Smith

    1997-01-01

    Study Objective: To determine the cardiovascular and respiratory effects of arterial hypoxemia in adult volunteers.Design: Prospective, subject-controlled.Setting: University-affiliated hospital.Subjects: 16 awake, unsedated, unanesthetized adult volunteers.Interventions: Inspired oxygen concentration (FIO2) was decreased in decrements to reduce pulse oximeter values to a range of 95% to 90%, 89% to 85%, 84% to 80%, and 79% to 70%.Measurements and Main Results: Heart rate,

  9. CDC Vital Signs: HIV Care Saves Lives

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    ... through the Affordable Care Act. Doctors, nurses, and health care systems can Test patients for HIV as a regular part of medical care. Counsel patients who do not have HIV on how to prevent ... or mental health services. Work with health departments to get and ...

  10. CDC Vital Signs: Cervical Cancer is Preventable

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    ... vaccinated against HPV as recommended . State and local public health can Encourage women to get screened by working with state Medicaid programs, community health centers, and community-based groups. Help women get screened, get ... MMWR Science Clips Related ...

  11. CDC Vital Signs: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

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    ... agonist therapy. Use prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs)—electronic databases that track all controlled substance prescriptions in ... real time data reporting and access, integration with electronic health records, proactive unsolicited reporting, incentives for provider ...

  12. CDC Vital Signs: Alcohol Screening and Counseling

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    ... without a co-payment. Issue Details Problem Doctors, nurses, and other health professionals should screen all adult ... community activities that reduce drinking too much. Doctors, nurses, health plans, and insurers can Screen all adult ...

  13. CDC Vital Signs: Teen Drinking and Driving

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    ... Risk Behavior Surveys, United States, 1991-2011 View text version Top of Page U.S. State Info Some ... Youth Risk Behavior Survey, United States, 2011 View text version Percentage of teens in high school, aged ...

  14. CDC Vital Signs: Making Health Care Safer

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    ... 62 MB] Read the MMWR Science Clips Making Health Care Safer Stop Infections from Lethal CRE Germs Now ... to otherwise healthy people outside of medical facilities. Health Care Providers can Know if patients in your facility ...

  15. CDC Vital Signs: Preventing Repeat Teen Births

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    ... teen mothers use the most effective types of birth control after they have given birth. Although teen birth ... information about and use of effective types of birth control. Counsel teens that they can avoid additional pregnancies ...

  16. CDC Vital Signs: Today's Heroin Epidemic

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    ... Food and Drug Administration approved MAT options (methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone) in patients addicted to prescription opioid ... for Opioid Addiction: Facts for Families and Friends Buprenorphine Treatment Locator Mental Health Treatment Locator The White ...

  17. CDC Vital Signs: Where's the Sodium?

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    ... tell how much sodium is in restaurant foods. Brands of foods matter: Different brands of the same foods may have different sodium ... can: Develop and implement efforts that: Increase public awareness about the amount of sodium added to processed ...

  18. Local cold exposure of the hands from cryosectioning work in histopathological and toxicological laboratories: signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and Raynaud's phenomenon

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    G Wieslander; D Norbäck; C Edling

    1996-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To study relations between cryosectioning work, skin temperature, early signs of neuropathy in the hands, and vasospastic and neurological symptoms. Microtome work is carried out at histological and toxicological laboratories all over the world. It implicates local cold exposure of -20 degrees C on the hands of exposed laboratory technicians. METHODS: Thirty nine laboratory technicians who use microtomes at

  19. [The symptoms, signs and deviations revealed during clinical and laboratory studies].

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    Maksimova, T M; Lushkina, N P

    2011-01-01

    The standardized indicators of mortality of population in Russia exceed the corresponding indicators in Europe in three groups of pathology: external causes (4.7 times), cardiovascular diseases (3.1 times), symptoms, signs and deviations (3.2 times). In 2010, the morbidity of children aged 0-14 years and 15-17 years included 2.2% of symptoms, among adult population 0.3% in totumn; in 2007-2.6% in children and 0.4% in adults; in various territories in children 6% (Stavropolsky kray Nenetsky natsionalny okrug), 11% (Voroniejskaya oblast) and even 14% (Nijegorodskaya oblast). The symptoms, signs and deviations are to be taken into account and to be monitored because they can be first signals about disease in process of formation and final diagnosis is yet to be done. According to the data of international study "The global ageing an adult health" the role of symptoms as a cause of turning to medical care will only to increase paralleling the ageing of population. PMID:22611975

  20. VitalDust: Wireless Sensor Networks for Emergency Medical Care

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    Malan, David J.

    Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Research · Embed vital sign sensors in diapers to research cause of SIDS patients · Correlate with ventilator failures · Study duration and severity of desaturation events Sudden

  1. American Sign Language Browser

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The American Sign Language (ASL) Browser, developed by the Communication Technology Laboratory at Michigan State University, indexes video clips that demonstrate thousands of ASL signs. To view a video clip illustrating an ASL sign, users select a word or phrase from 1 of 26 alphabetical lists. Written instructions explaining how to make each sign accompany every video clip. Each clip in this visual dictionary is a Quicktime movie of about 100K.

  2. Local cold exposure of the hands from cryosectioning work in histopathological and toxicological laboratories: signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and Raynaud's phenomenon.

    PubMed Central

    Wieslander, G; Norbäck, D; Edling, C

    1996-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To study relations between cryosectioning work, skin temperature, early signs of neuropathy in the hands, and vasospastic and neurological symptoms. Microtome work is carried out at histological and toxicological laboratories all over the world. It implicates local cold exposure of -20 degrees C on the hands of exposed laboratory technicians. METHODS: Thirty nine laboratory technicians who use microtomes at the preclinical and clinical laboratories at the University of Uppsala, Sweden were studied. An equal number of nonexposed laboratory technicians served as controls, matched for workplace, sex, age, and smoking habits. Information on symptoms, type of work, and personal factors were assessed by means of a self administered questionnaire. Two point discrimination ability was tested, and vibration perception threshholds were measured for both hands by a bio-thesiometer. Also, skin temperature was measured during cryosectioning work in those 15 technicians performing cryosectioning work during the study period. RESULTS: Most laboratory technicians did not use any gloves during cryosectioning work, and direct contact with frozen materials sometimes occurred and resulted in a rapid cooling of the skin. In six of 15 exposed subjects (40%), the mean skin temperature during microtome work was below 20 degrees C. A later rise in skin temperature, due to a compensatory vasodilation, was found in two subjects. The group exposed to cold had signs of early neuropathy on the right hand, indicated both by vibrametry and two point discrimination test. Significant work related differences in clinical signs within the group exposed to cold was also found. No differences between exposed and nonexposed people were found for symptoms of Raynaud's phenomenon, numbness, or musculosceletal complaints. CONCLUSION: Our study shows that cryosectioning laboratory work may cause adverse health effects--for example, peripheral neuropathy--and measures should be taken to protect the hands from the local cold exposure. PMID:8664967

  3. Protecting Religious Vitality.

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    Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin

    1998-01-01

    Jerry Cammarata's poignant article provides a valuable opportunity to discuss the Supreme Court's wisdom in prohibiting nondenominational prayer in public schools in 1962 ("Engel v. Vitale") and to review current case law. The Constitution permits prayer chosen and spoken privately by a student, supported by family, friends, and clergy. The…

  4. Collegial Environment Vitality.

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    Rinehart, Richard L., Ed.

    1982-01-01

    The Commission on Instruction of the New York State Association of Two-Year Colleges sponsored a competition which solicited papers on exemplary practices and procedures that improve the spirit of vitality and morale in two-year colleges. This special journal issue includes the brief papers accepted for the competition. After Richard L. Rinehart's…

  5. Vital Stats SPLIT RESISTIVE

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    Weston, Ken

    Vital Stats STRENGTH 25 TESLA TYPE SPLIT RESISTIVE ONLINE SINCE JUNE 2011 32 MM & 45° BY 11.4° BORE-before-possible optics experiments. What's so special about optics experimentation? Scientists learn more about-of- life enhancements. In addition to optics experiments, this magnet is also useful for Fourier transform

  6. NIPER Lab WARDEN -- Description and LabVIEW{reg_sign} executable code of a general-purpose laboratory-automation program. Volume 1

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    Mahmood, S.M.; Olsen, D.K.

    1994-04-01

    This report is Volume 1 (the description) of a two volume series that describes a general purpose, automation computer program developed by NIPER for data acquisition/control/analysis/presentation. This software was developed to provide interactive computer control of a variety of instruments typically found in laboratories and pilot plants in order to improve efficiency in operation and safe handling of potentially hazardous operations. For example, it is easily adaptable for operating a laboratory that conducts experiments at extreme conditions of pressure and temperature, such as those found in a steamflooding laboratory. The software was developed in an object-oriented graphical language around National Instruments` LabVIEW{reg_sign} which is the future trend in automation programming.

  7. Using Vital Sensors in Mobile Healthcare Business Applications Challenges, Examples, Lessons Learned

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    Ulm, Universität

    of Databases and Information Systems, University of Ulm, James-Franck-Ring, Ulm, Germany {johannes, Android, Smart Mobile Device, Healthcare, Vital Signs, Mobile Business Application. Abstract: Today, sensors are increasingly used for data collection. In the medical domain, for example, vital signs (e

  8. Adiós a la energía vital

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    Gonzalo Fernández Quiroga; Juan Manuel Marín Olmos

    2011-01-01

    The present article shows how the concept of Vital Force, or Vital Energy, widespread in Hahnemann's times, is now far from being enlightening and beneficial and is rather an obstacle to our attempts to communicate with other scientific disciplines, especially when explaining our own.Despite the major role of vitalism in the history of science, we believe that it is currently

  9. Ethnolinguistic Vitality and Intergroup Processes

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    Ehala, Martin

    2010-01-01

    The paper argues that ethnolinguistic vitality depends on four crucial social psychological factors: perceived strength differential, intergroup distance, utilitarianism and intergroup discordance. The influence of these factors on the vitality of subordinate and dominant groups is outlined. It is proposed that the vitality of both types of groups…

  10. CDC Vital Signs: Preventing Pregnancies in Younger Teens

    MedlinePLUS

    ... parents. Parents, guardians, and caregivers can Talk with teens about sex , including: Normal sexual development, and how and when ... technology (e.g., cell phones, computers, tablets). Younger teens can ... pressure to start having sex until they are older. Talk openly about sexual ...

  11. CDC Vital Signs: Hepatitis C: Testing Baby Boomers Saves Lives

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    ... tested for hepatitis C. Doctors, nurses and other health care providers can: Test all baby boomers and people with other risks ... hepatitis C and all doctors, nurses, and other health care providers should test all their patients who are baby boomers for ...

  12. CDC Vital Signs: Colorectal Cancer Tests Save Lives

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    ... indicator for clinical preventive services. State and local public health can: Work with those doctors, health systems and public health professionals who have already greatly increased CRC testing ...

  13. Vital Signs Perspectives of the president of APHA

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    vaccine is critical With a low number of influenza cases reported as of February, it looked as though we,000 deaths and cost the economy between $71 billion and $166 billion. Unfortunately, there is real cause million doses of flu vaccine were unusable because of bacterial contamination. The result was a wild

  14. Fast, easy measurements for assessing vital signs of tall grassland

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    Peter C. Schulze; Kellie J. Wilcox; Anthony Swift; Janet L. Beckert

    2009-01-01

    We present a small set of measurements for monitoring the recovery of tallgrass ecosystems. The measures incorporate indices of water retention, nutrient cycling, primary production, and the condition of the plant community. Careful novices can make the measurements in a few minutes per sample with simple tools. Our measurements are intended for tallgrass restorations on degraded pastures or former croplands

  15. CDC Vital Signs: High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

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    ... for medical care that increase the use of electronic health records and doctor reminder systems. Champion policies ... and control of heart disease and stroke. Use electronic health records and registries of their patients with ...

  16. CDC Vital Signs: More People Walk to Better Health

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    ... exercise, or for activities such as walking the dog. The percentage of people who report walking at ... risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers. Improving spaces and having safe ...

  17. CDC Vital Signs: Adult Smoking in the US

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    ... no co-payment. Retailers can: Learn the new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrictions on youth access to tobacco products and tobacco marketing to youth, and closely follow them. Never sell ...

  18. Vital signs: Colorectal cancer screening, incidence, and mortality...

    Science.gov Websites

    Manual NCBI News PubMed PubMed Central (PMC) PubMed Clinical Queries PubMed Health All Literature Resources... Proteins BioSystems BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool)...

  19. Education Vital Signs. Teachers: A Search for Quality.

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    Hardy, Lawrence

    2003-01-01

    Addresses teacher qualifications and certification as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act. Teachers must know the subjects they teach. Briefly discusses teacher-preparation programs; teacher-retention rates; different pathways into teaching; teacher pay; and districts' role in assigning out-of-field teachers. (Contains three graphs.) (WFA)

  20. CDC Vital Signs: Adult Smoking among People with Mental Illness

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    ... in place. More progress can be achieved: By mental health professionals Asking their patients if they use tobacco; ... in people trying to quit using tobacco. By mental health facilities Including quitting treatments as part of mental ...

  1. When longevity meets vitality.

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    Westendorp, Rudi G J; Schalkwijk, Frank H

    2014-08-01

    Alarmed by the sustainability of our health and social security systems, longevity has become a great societal challenge. In line with evolutionary logic we see a continuous increase of average life expectancy and maximal lifespan. Striving for a healthy old age, however, is an infelicitous expression as for human subjects the ageing process cannot be ultimately postponed. Not disregarding the huge variation in health trajectories, in old age we will all suffer from frailty and infirmity. As yet efforts of the biomedical arena are almost exclusively focused on stalling the ageing process and preventing dysfunction. Too little effort is spend on how to inspire and coach the great majority of people who still feel relatively well notwithstanding the presence of multiple age-related disorders. There is a strong rationale to separate the quest to live in good health for longer from actively and effectively negotiating the challenge of functional decline in old age. In particular, we emphasise a focus on adjusting the environment in order to correct the gene-environment mismatch that contributes to ill health. An additional strategy is to empower people to set ambitions and to realise appropriate goals, in spite of infirmity. Striving for vitality presents a striking opportunity to achieve subjective feelings of life satisfaction when ageing. PMID:24804992

  2. Organizational Vitality in Student Affairs.

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    Barnes, Stephen F.; O'Donnell, Jo Anne

    Institutional vitality, a broad measure of the quality of organizational life at colleges and universities, has not been systematically addressed in the literature. To identify management and personnel practices which contribute to institutional vitality within student affairs divisions, a two-stage methodology was employed. First, an…

  3. Dynamic Arc-Flags in Road Networks Gianlorenzo D'Angelo, Daniele Frigioni, and Camillo Vitale

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Dynamic Arc-Flags in Road Networks Gianlorenzo D'Angelo, Daniele Frigioni, and Camillo Vitale we introduce a new data structure, named Road- Signs, which allows us to efficiently update the Arc-Flags of a graph in a dynamic scenario. Road-Signs can be used to compute Arc-Flags, can be efficiently updated

  4. Vital Topics in School Finance.

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    Garber, Darrell H.

    A study to determine the topics considered vital by principals and members of the American Education Finance Association (AEFA) is described in this paper. Questionnaires mailed to two random samples of 61 AEFA members and 181 elementary/secondary principals respectively, yielded 35 returns, a 57 percent response rate, and 113 returns, a 62…

  5. Understanding and Forecasting Ethnolinguistic Vitality

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    Karan, Mark E.

    2011-01-01

    Forecasting of ethnolinguistic vitality can only be done within a well-functioning descriptive and explanatory model of the dynamics of language stability and shift. It is proposed that the Perceived Benefit Model of Language Shift, used with a taxonomy of language shift motivations, provides that model. The model, based on individual language…

  6. Wilderness Sign

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    Wilderness sign beside a mountain hiking trail in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This image was taken while the photographer was participating in the 2009 Joint Annual Meeting of these leading scientific societies: Mycological Society of America, American Bryological and Lichenological Society, ...

  7. United States Vital Records Information

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Amateur genealogists beginning their searches through the vital records at the state or county level will find useful resources on this web site. Organized by state and then by county, these pages present instructions on how to make inquiries concerning vital records. In addition to general guidelines on what data to include in a request for birth, marital, and death records, each state's page has addresses for both state and county records offices and information about fees. All fifty states and several US possessions are included. There are also links to other local and national genealogy resources, as well as state and local historical societies, which can often be a good source for genealogical information.

  8. Physical activity and cognitive vitality.

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    Prakash, Ruchika Shaurya; Voss, Michelle W; Erickson, Kirk I; Kramer, Arthur F

    2015-01-01

    We examine evidence supporting the associations among physical activity (PA), cognitive vitality, neural functioning, and the moderation of these associations by genetic factors. Prospective epidemiological studies provide evidence for PA to be associated with a modest reduction in relative risk of cognitive decline. An evaluation of the PA-cognition link across the life span provides modest support for the effect of PA on preserving and even enhancing cognitive vitality and the associated neural circuitry in older adults, with the majority of benefits seen for tasks that are supported by the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus. The literature on children and young adults, however, is in need of well-powered randomized controlled trials. Future directions include a more sophisticated understanding of the dose-response relationship, the integration of genetic and epigenetic approaches, inclusion of multimodal imaging of brain-behavior changes, and finally the design of multimodal interventions that may yield broader improvements in cognitive function. PMID:25251492

  9. Nervous signs in bovine coccidiosis.

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    Julian, R J; Harrison, K B; Richardson, J A

    1976-09-01

    In 2 outbreaks of coccidiosis due to E bovis and/or E zurnii infection in Canadian cattle, nervous signs included opisthotonos, medial strabismus, hypersensitivity, tetanic spasms, and convulsions. All of the affected animals died in convulsions after an illness of one to several days during which time they showed periodic nervous signs. Necropsy revealed a very severe enteritis with the most severe lesions in the spiral colon. Much of the intestinal mucosa in this area had been destroyed by the parasite. None of several suggested causes of such nervous signs was indicated by laboratory findings, but the possibility of toxins produced by the coccidia could not be ruled out. PMID:967151

  10. Vitalism and the Darwin Debate

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    Henderson, James

    2012-08-01

    There are currently both scientific and public debates surrounding Darwinism. In the scientific debate, the details of evolution are in dispute, but not the central thesis of Darwin's theory; in the public debate, Darwinism itself is questioned. I concentrate on the public debate because of its direct impact on education in the United States. Some critics of Darwin advocate the teaching of intelligent design theory along with Darwin's theory, and others seek to eliminate even the mention of evolution from science classes altogether. Many of these critics base their objections on the claim that non-living matter cannot give rise to living matter. After considering some of the various meanings assigned to `vitalism' over the years, I argue that a considerable portion of Darwin deniers support a literal version of vitalism that is not scientifically respectable. Their position seems to be that since life cannot arise naturally, Darwin's theory accomplishes nothing: If it can only account for life forms changing from one to another (even this is disputed by some) but not how life arose in the first place, what's the point? I argue that there is every reason to believe that living and non-living matter differ only in degree, not in kind, and that all conversation about Darwinism should start with the assumption that abiogenesis is possible unless or until compelling evidence of its impossibility is presented. That is, I advocate a position that the burden of proof lies with those who claim "Life only comes from life." Until that case is made, little weight should be given to their position.

  11. 46 CFR 182.710 - Piping for vital systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...INSTALLATION Piping Systems § 182.710 Piping for vital systems. (a) Vital systems...controls; (7) Ship's service and emergency...electrical generation system and its necessary...non-vital system. (c) Piping used in a vital...

  12. 46 CFR 119.710 - Piping for vital systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...INSTALLATION Piping Systems § 119.710 Piping for vital systems. (a) Vital systems...controls; (7) Ship's service and emergency...electrical generation system and its necessary...non-vital system. (c) Piping used in a vital...

  13. 46 CFR 119.710 - Piping for vital systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...INSTALLATION Piping Systems § 119.710 Piping for vital systems. (a) Vital systems...controls; (7) Ship's service and emergency...electrical generation system and its necessary...non-vital system. (c) Piping used in a vital...

  14. 46 CFR 182.710 - Piping for vital systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...INSTALLATION Piping Systems § 182.710 Piping for vital systems. (a) Vital systems...controls; (7) Ship's service and emergency...electrical generation system and its necessary...non-vital system. (c) Piping used in a vital...

  15. 46 CFR 119.710 - Piping for vital systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...INSTALLATION Piping Systems § 119.710 Piping for vital systems. (a) Vital systems...controls; (7) Ship's service and emergency...electrical generation system and its necessary...non-vital system. (c) Piping used in a vital...

  16. 46 CFR 182.710 - Piping for vital systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...INSTALLATION Piping Systems § 182.710 Piping for vital systems. (a) Vital systems...controls; (7) Ship's service and emergency...electrical generation system and its necessary...non-vital system. (c) Piping used in a vital...

  17. 46 CFR 182.710 - Piping for vital systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...INSTALLATION Piping Systems § 182.710 Piping for vital systems. (a) Vital systems...controls; (7) Ship's service and emergency...electrical generation system and its necessary...non-vital system. (c) Piping used in a vital...

  18. 46 CFR 182.710 - Piping for vital systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...INSTALLATION Piping Systems § 182.710 Piping for vital systems. (a) Vital systems...controls; (7) Ship's service and emergency...electrical generation system and its necessary...non-vital system. (c) Piping used in a vital...

  19. XML and the VITAL standard: the document-oriented approach for open telemedicine applications.

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    Anagnostaki, A; Pavlopoulos, S; Koutsouris, D

    2001-01-01

    This paper describes an effort to create a common, document-oriented architecture for the interchange of medical data in healthcare telemedicine applications. Key components are: The VITAL standard specifying a common (medical device independent) representation of Vital Signs Information and the Extensible Markup Language (XML) specifying the document specifications form, an architecture that, in aggregate, define the semantics and structural constraints necessary for the exchange of vital signs and related medical data. The modelling and design technique for the described application has been the Unified Modelling Language (UML). The XMI (XML Metadata Interchange Format) of the Object Management Group (OMG) provided the meta-model for this application, for sharing objects using XML, via the transfer of the application's UML model to XML documents and DTDs. PMID:11604709

  20. The Vital Marriage: A Closer Look.

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    Ammons, Paul; Stinnett, Nick

    1980-01-01

    Identified and described the nature of those personality characteristics that enable couples to develop and sustain a vital relationship. Findings indicate that vital marital partners possess personality needs that promote: (1) sexual expressiveness; (2) "otherness" rather than selfness; (3) determination; and (4) high ego strength. (Author)

  1. NATIONAL VITAL STATISTICS SYSTEM - MORTALITY DATA

    EPA Science Inventory

    In the United States, State laws require death certificates to be completed for all deaths, and Federal law mandates national collection and publication of deaths and other vital statistics data. The National Vital Statistics System, the Federal compilation of this data, is the r...

  2. Vital Soil: Function, Value and Properties.

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This article is a review of the book, Vital Soil: Function, Value and Properties. Soil vitality has been defined as the ability of soil ecosystems to stay in balance in a changing world. The soil environment and the life that it supports developed over centuries and millennia, but careless human ac...

  3. Artificial Vision A vital component of

    E-print Network

    La Rosa, Andres H.

    Artificial Vision A vital component of transhumanism #12;Machinehead · Merger of human and machine. · Transhumanism ­ Our design is flawed. · Blind spot · Blinking #12;Beyond the blind spot · Eventually plug

  4. On the System of Person-Denoting Signs in Estonian Sign Language: Estonian Name Signs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Paales, Liina

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses Estonian personal name signs. According to study there are four personal name sign categories in Estonian Sign Language: (1) arbitrary name signs; (2) descriptive name signs; (3) initialized-descriptive name signs; (4) loan/borrowed name signs. Mostly there are represented descriptive and borrowed personal name signs among…

  5. Bedbugs: Signs and Symptoms

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Diseases and treatments A - D Bedbugs Signs, symptoms Bedbugs: Signs and symptoms Bedbug bites : The bites often ... hiding place. Serious and life-threatening reactions to bedbug bites Although less common, it is possible to ...

  6. Warning Signs of Bullying

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Support the Kids Involved Be More Than a Bystander GET HELP NOW Home > Who is at Risk > Warning Signs WHO IS AT RISK Risk Factors Warning Signs Effects Considerations for Specific Groups LGBT Youth Youth With ...

  7. British Sign Name Customs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Day, Linda; Sutton-Spence, Rachel

    2010-01-01

    Research presented here describes the sign names and the customs of name allocation within the British Deaf community. While some aspects of British Sign Language sign names and British Deaf naming customs differ from those in most Western societies, there are many similarities. There are also similarities with other societies outside the more…

  8. Objective Local Vitality and Linguistic Networks as Predictors of Perceived Vitality

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    Vincze, László; Harwood, Jake

    2014-01-01

    The present paper investigates the relationship between objective ethnolinguistic vitality, individual networks of linguistic contacts (INLCs) and perceived vitality among German-speaking (N = 415) and Italian-speaking (N = 379) adolescents in South Tyrol, Italy. Supporting our hypothesis, we found that INLC has a greater effect on perceived…

  9. Horizontal palatal root fracture in a vital upper first premolar.

    PubMed

    Clarkson, Roger M; John, Keziah; Moule, Alexander J

    2015-05-01

    Root fractures in non-root-filled teeth occur mostly in maxillary incisors because of trauma. Horizontal root fractures in posterior teeth are rare. This case report describes a horizontal fracture of the palatal root of an upper first premolar in which the pulp was vital. The patient had no symptoms and had no initial recollection of trauma. The dentition showed signs of bruxing and occlusal erosion. Cone-beam computed tomographic imaging identified the affected root. The literature revealed only 2 previous examples of horizontal root fractures in posterior teeth in which pulps remained vital. The possible roles of trauma and bruxing in the etiology are evaluated. A tooth with a fractured root may remain vital and symptomless. The etiology of the fracture can be difficult to establish in posterior teeth. Cone-beam computed tomographic imaging can be invaluable in identifying the fractured root. Pulp sensibility testing is critical before intervention. PMID:25684432

  10. Evaluation of alternative sign replacement strategies 

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    McCaleb, James Bradley

    1996-01-01

    = I / D', I = Luminous intensity, D = Illumination distance, and A = Area of the sign sample Laboratory retroreflectometers are normally used for quality control and research. I'ortable retroreflectometers are used to obtain fleld mesurements... Analysis of All Responses Analysis of Sign Service Life . Verification of Service Life Sample Findings VI ANALYSIS OF RETROREFLECTIVITY DATA Service Life Issues . Retrorefiectivity Measurements Service Life Analysis VII ECONOMIC ANALYSIS Economic...

  11. Lake Mead--clear and vital

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    Wessells, Stephen M.; Rosen, Michael

    2013-01-01

    “Lake Mead – Clear and Vital” is a 13 minute documentary relating the crucial role of science in maintaining high water quality in Lake Mead. The program was produced coincident with release of the Lakes Mead and Mohave Circular a USGS publication covering past and on-going research in the lakes and tributaries of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

  12. The Economic Vitality Formula of Success

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    Konopnicki, Patrick M.

    2012-01-01

    An economic vitality formula of success can be accomplished by creating partnerships between local career and technical education (CTE), and workforce development and economic development entities. Student industry certifications; dynamic partnerships; programs and projects focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); and…

  13. Longitudinal studies based on vital registration records.

    PubMed

    Fox, A J

    1989-01-01

    We describe here the increased use of routine vital event and census records to construct national follow-up and longitudinal studies. The strengths and weaknesses of these studies are discussed and examples given of their use in research into relationships between employment and mortality and socio-economic differences in mortality. PMID:2626588

  14. An overview of the VITAL program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. D. Hodges

    1997-01-01

    VITAL is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Technology Reinvestment Project (TRP) with the objective of reducing the life cycle cost of vehicle management systems by 50% with respect to current systems. The approach is to develop an open architecture with common hardware and software building blocks based on commercial parts and practices. The approach will be applicable to

  15. Salivary cortisol patterns in vital exhaustion

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nancy A Nicolson; Rob van Diest

    2000-01-01

    Objective: The syndrome of vital exhaustion (VE), a risk indicator for myocardial infarction, is characterized by excessive fatigue, irritability, and demoralization. Dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis is a potential pathogenic mechanism in fatigue syndromes, but little is known about HPA function in syndromal VE. Method: We assessed basal free cortisol levels and responses to a speech task and to

  16. Refereed Publications of Vital Business Educators

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    Blaszczynski, Carol; Scott, James Calvert; Green, Diana J.

    2009-01-01

    Problem: No systematic research has explored the refereed publications records of vital business educators. Data Collection Procedures: A total of 120 prominent business educators were mailed a survey about their publication practices and history, yielding a 61% usable return rate from 73 completed questionnaires. Results: The six research…

  17. A Vital K-12 Partner Teacher Professional

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    Li, Mo

    about pursuing STEM subjects, and Georgia Tech Jumpstart trains Tech students to foster early reading leaders who want to team with Georgia Tech to improve performance in STEM for all students at the levelA Vital K-12 Partner Teacher Professional Development Opportunities GIFT Internship www

  18. Warning Signs of Lung Disease

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    ... Lungs Warning Signs of Lung Disease Top Stories Lung HelpLine Questions about your lung health? Need help ... Warning Signs of Lung Disease Warning Signs of Lung Disease WARNING SIGNS If you have any of ...

  19. Development of a Vital Sign Data Mining System for Chronic Patient Monitoring

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vincent S. Tseng; Lee-cheng Chen; Chao-hui Lee; Jin-shang Wu; Yu-chia Hsu

    2008-01-01

    In recent years, the structure of global population keeps going towards highly-aged continuously. The development of chronic patient medical care system becomes important and meaningful since people paid a lot attention to medical prevention. The medical care system has to provide alerts in time before the severe chronic illness occurs, such as stroke, diabetics, heart disease. Thus, necessary procedures can

  20. The First Clinical Skill: Students Teach Students to Take Vital Signs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Gregg Dwyer; Linda A. Deloney; Mary J. Cantrell; C. James Graham

    2002-01-01

    Transition from the role of passive student to medical practitioner begins with learning the first clinical skill. This transition can be stressful for those experiencing it and to some extent by those coordinating it. Logistically, it requires demonstration of thc techniques to the entire class by a single practitioner or to smaller groups of students by multiple practitioners. The fonner

  1. Uranus: A Middleware Architecture for Dependable AAL and Vital Signs Monitoring Applications

    PubMed Central

    Coronato, Antonio

    2012-01-01

    The design and realization of health monitoring applications has attracted the interest of large communities both from industry and academia. Several research challenges have been faced and issues tackled in order to realize effective applications for the management and monitoring of people with chronic diseases, people with disabilities, elderly people. However, there is a lack of efficient tools that enable rapid and possibly cheap realization of reliable health monitoring applications. The paper presents Uranus, a service oriented middleware architecture, which provides basic functions for the integration of different kinds of biomedical sensors. Uranus has also distinguishing characteristics like services for the run-time verification of the correctness of running applications and mechanisms for the recovery from failures. The paper concludes with two case studies as proof of concept. PMID:22736998

  2. Estimation of confidence levels for physiology variables measured by a vital signs detection system

    E-print Network

    .5, the sensitivity and specificity of the algorithm for heart rate are 91% and 97%, respectively. For respiratory an algorithm to report VSDS- measured heart and respiratory rates and their associated confidence levels. Heart and respiratory rates were measured about every 2 seconds for about 4 hours, while subjects engaged in low (e

  3. CDC Vital Signs: Binge Drinking a Serious, Under-Recognized Problem Among Women and Girls

    MedlinePLUS

    ... defined as consuming 4 ormore alcohol drinks (beer, wine, or liquor) on an occasion. Issue Details Problem ... done using the internet, telephone, or other electronic methods, as recommended by the Community Guide. Advise women ...

  4. Vital Signs: The Current State of African Americans in Higher Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 1997

    1997-01-01

    Presents statistics that document the status of African Americans in higher education. Much recent progress in the Education Equality Index the journal computes comes from gains made in the past several years that are only now reported by the government. Recent political and social developments, such as opposition to affirmative action, may…

  5. EXPLORATION OF PREHOSPITAL VITAL SIGN TRENDS FOR THE PREDICTION OF TRAUMA OUTCOMES

    E-print Network

    -acuity patients experience episodes Received October 17, 2008, from the Bioinformatics Cell, Telemedicine requests to: Jaques Reifman, PhD, Bioinformatics Cell, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center

  6. Vital Signs: Food categories contributing the most to sodium consumption - United States, 2007-2008

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Most of the U.S. population consumes sodium in excess of daily guidelines (<2,300 mg overall and 1,500 mg for specific populations). Excessive sodium consumption raises blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, the nation’s first and fourth leading causes of death. I...

  7. Assessing Vital Signs: Applying Two Participatory Evaluation Frameworks to the Evaluation of a College of Nursing

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    Connors, Susan C.; Magilvy, Joan K.

    2011-01-01

    Evaluation research has been in progress to clarify the concept of participatory evaluation and to assess its impact. Recently, two theoretical frameworks have been offered--Daigneault and Jacob's participatory evaluation measurement index and Champagne and Smits' model of practical participatory evaluation. In this case report, we apply these…

  8. Vital Signs: Demographic and Substance Use Trends Among Heroin Users - United States, 2002-2013.

    PubMed

    Jones, Christopher M; Logan, Joseph; Gladden, R Matthew; Bohm, Michele K

    2015-07-10

    During 2002-2013, heroin overdose death rates nearly quadrupled in the United States, from 0.7 deaths to 2.7 deaths per 100,000 population, with a near doubling of the rates from 2011-2013. Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicate heroin use, abuse, and dependence have increased in recent years. In 2013, an estimated 517,000 persons reported past-year heroin abuse or dependence, a nearly 150% increase since 2007. PMID:26158353

  9. Vital signs: melanoma incidence and mortality trends and projections - United States, 1982-2030.

    PubMed

    Guy, Gery P; Thomas, Cheryll C; Thompson, Trevor; Watson, Meg; Massetti, Greta M; Richardson, Lisa C

    2015-06-01

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and melanoma is responsible for the most skin cancer deaths with over 9,000 each year. An individual dying from melanoma loses an average of 20.4 years of potential life. Total melanoma treatment costs are about $3.3 billion annually in the United States. Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer for men, and is the seventh most common cancer for women. More than 90% of melanoma cases in the United States are attributed to skin cell damage from ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure. PMID:26042651

  10. 10 Dartmouth Medicine | dartmed.dartmouth.edu Spring 2012 VITAL SIGNS

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    Myers, Lawrence C.

    Health Connect opened its doors on Allen Street in March 2012, within easy walking distance of campus and can schedule same-day or next-day appointments as needed. With this new system, patients avoid long and personalized support." Lazar ticks off some of the benefits of the new system: "Patients interact with us

  11. CDC Vital Signs: Making Health Care Safer Antibiotic Rx in Hospitals

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Press Kit Read the MMWR Science Clips Making Health Care Safer Antibiotic Rx in Hospitals: Proceed with Caution ... resistance and improving prescribing practices. Work with other health care facilities to prevent infections, transmission, and resistance. Problem ...

  12. The smart car seat: personalized monitoring of vital signs in automotive applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marian Walter; Benjamin Eilebrecht; Tobias Wartzek; Steffen Leonhardt

    Embedded wireless sensors are important components of mobile distributed computing networks, and one of the target applications\\u000a areas is health care. The preservation of mobility for senior citizens is one of the key issues in maintaining an independent\\u000a lifestyle. Thus health technologies inside a car can contribute both to safety issues (supervision of driver fitness) as well\\u000a as healthcare issues

  13. 14 Dartmouth Medicine | dartmed.dartmouth.edu Fall 2012 VITAL SIGNS

    E-print Network

    Myers, Lawrence C.

    from the medical school in rural clinics to shadow tribal nurses and doctors. O'Leary then served into the community is Shawn O'Leary's passion. As director of Multicultural Affairs and academic advisor to the Urban Health Scholars program at Geisel, O'Leary keeps students connected to community service. Or, as he puts

  14. An automated vital sign monitoring system for congestive heart failure patients

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Myung-kyung Suh; Lorraine S. Evangelista; Chien-An Chen; Kyungsik Han; Jinha Kang; Michael Kai Tu; Victor Chen; Ani Nahapetian; Majid Sarrafzadeh

    2010-01-01

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a cardiovascular disorder that affects approximately 4.6 million Americans and is a leading cause of death in the United States. Current research shows that strategies to promote early recognition and treatment of symptoms and enhance self-care management behaviors reduce unnecessary hospitalizations. However, mechanisms to monitor patients' health status and behaviors are limited by constraints imposed

  15. Wireless Communication of Vital Signs using the Georgia Tech Wearable Motherboard

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Babak Firoozbakhsh; Nikil Jayant; Sundaresan Jayaraman

    2000-01-01

    (GTWM) provides a v ersatile framework for incorporation of sensing, monitoring and information processing devices. It has opened up new frontiers in telemedicine, infant care, military, space exploration and athletics. We have developed a working prototype of wireless communication between the GTWM and the outside world. The overall system consists of data acquisition, data transmission, computation and d ata storage,

  16. Wireless Body Sensor Network for low-power motion-tolerant syncronized vital sign measurment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Achim Volmer; Reinhold Orglmeister

    2008-01-01

    Prophylaxis and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease require the development of biosignal acquisition and processing devices that are capable of supporting patients in their everyday life. This paper presents a Body Sensor Network (BSN) for use in Personal Healthcare applications. It consists of miniaturized sensor modules for electrocardiogram (ECG), photoplethysmogram (PPG) and phonocardiography (PCG) which are wirelessly connected with a coordinator

  17. Facilities Performance Indicators Report 2011-12: Tracking Your Facilities Vital Signs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This paper provides an expanded Web-based "Facilities Performance Indicators (FPI) Report." The purpose of APPA's Facilities Performance Indicators is to provide a representative set of statistics about facilities in educational institutions. APPA's Information and Research Committee's goal for this year was to enhance the…

  18. Facilities Performance Indicators Report 2010-11: Tracking Your Facilities Vital Signs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 2012

    2012-01-01

    APPA's Information and Research Committee's goal for this year was to enhance the survey and report tools by making them both more navigable, user friendly, and accurate. Significant progress has been made with all of these initiatives. APPA also automated many of the internal processes for the survey and report, which resulted in a…

  19. Design and analysis of artifact-resistive finger photoplethysmographic sensors for vital sign monitoring

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    Rhee, Sokwoo

    2000-01-01

    A miniaturized, telemetric, photoplethysmograph sensor for long-term, continuous monitoring is presented in this thesis. The sensor, called a "ring sensor," is attached to a finger base for monitoring beat-to-beat pulsation, ...

  20. CDC Vital Signs: Progress on Children Eating More Fruit, Not Vegetables

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Guide to Strategies to Increase the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables [PDF - 2.1 MB] Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategies and Solutions for My Community School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity ...

  1. Vital Signs: Fruit and vegetable intake among children - United States, 2003-2010

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Most Americans do not consume nearly enough fruits and vegetables. Increasing the contribution of fruits and vegetables to Americans’ diets may add under-consumed nutrients, reduce the risk of leading causes of illness and death, and help with weight management. Encouraging children to consume ade...

  2. Food Signs in Radiology

    PubMed Central

    Hussain, Mehboob; Al Damegh, Saleh

    2007-01-01

    Objective: Certain diseases show classic radiological signs that resemble various types of food items like fruits, meat, vegetables, eggs, bakery, grocery and confectionary items. In this article various food signs are discussed and correlated with the various food items in a pictorial way. The objective of this pictorial essay is to provide the information and learn the characteristic radiological signs resembling various food items. These food signs are easy to recognize and allows a confident diagnosis on the basis of imaging findings alone or can narrow down the differential diagnosis. PMID:21475464

  3. Vital equipment/area guidelines study: Vital area committee report: Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-02-01

    A study was conducted by the staff to (1) re-evaluate the guidelines and bases used to determine what are the vital equipment and areas to be protected against radiological sabotage in nuclear power plants and (2) to recommend revised guidance. On the basis of this study, the staff has recommended a revised vital equipment/area protection philosophy: to protect as vital the reactor coolant pressure boundary and one train of equipment that would provide the capability to achieve and maintain hot shutdown. To implement this overall protection philosophy, the saff also has recommended new analysis assumptions or guidelines to identify the specific equipment and areas in each plant that require protection as ''vital''.

  4. Optical sensor for measuring American Lobster vitality

    SciTech Connect

    Tomassetti, Brian R. A.; Vetelino, John F. [LASST, University of Maine, Orono, ME (United States)

    2011-06-10

    The vitality of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus) is correlated to the total hemolymph protein (THP) in lobster hemolymph (blood). The standard technique for determining lobster vitality is to draw blood from a lobster and measure THP with a refractometer. This technique is invasive and endangers the lobster's health since blood must be drawn from the lobster. In the present work an optical sensor is developed to measure a lobster's vitality in vivo. It is comprised of a broadband light source, a monochromator, a fiber optic reflection probe, a spectrometer and a computer. This sensor measures protein concentrations by exciting a lobster with 280 nm and 334 nm wavelength light sources and measuring the corresponding absorbance peaks for THP and the fluorescence peak for hemocyanin (Hc), the majority protein in hemolymph. In this work several lobsters are tested. For each lobster, absorbance and fluorescence peaks are measured using the sensor and compared to protein concentrations measured using a refractometer. It is found that the shell thickness and muscle density, which correspond directly to protein concentration and the molting stage of the lobster have a significant effect on the absorbance and fluorescence measurements. It is also found that within specific molting stages, such as pre-molt and post-molt, protein concentration measured with a refractometer correlates linearly to absorbance and fluorescence measurements with the optical sensor.

  5. Solar powered highway sign

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. L. Hayden; W. Hutter

    1980-01-01

    A roadside sign was equipped with lights powered by photovoltaic solar panels to improve nighttime visibility and evaluate equipment performance and needs. The photovoltaic panels were found to be reliable and effective for powering flashing lights on a highway warning sign. Cost of the panels is high so their use should be limited to locations where commercial electrical power is

  6. Ghost Signs of Louisville

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-05-25

    What is the altogether mysterious "ghost sign?" Simply put, it is a painted advertisement on a building, most prominent prior to the 1930s. Many of these advertisements appear on brick walls in urban settings. This unique collection came out of a partnership between the University of Louisville Libraries and the school's Fine Arts department. Students in a course titled Documentary Photography explored different neighborhoods in Louisvlle, and they took over 200 photographs of various ghost signs. 122 of those images were selected for inclusion in this digital collection, and they are all available here. Visitors can browse the images at their leisure and also use the interactive map of sign collections. Some of the signs are particularly interesting, such as the H.G. Young Druggist sign and the one for the Acme Wholesale Furnace supply.

  7. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 56, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2009 477 Imaging Facial Signs of Neurophysiological

    E-print Network

    of multiple components of variable frequency (i.e., blood flow, sweat gland activation, and breathing), we rate, breathing rate, and depth of respiration. These vital sign changes are mediated through

  8. 46 CFR 111.60-9 - Segregation of vital circuits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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  9. 46 CFR 111.60-9 - Segregation of vital circuits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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  10. 46 CFR 111.60-9 - Segregation of vital circuits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

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  11. 46 CFR 111.60-9 - Segregation of vital circuits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...false Segregation of vital circuits. 111.60-9 Section...HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRIC SYSTEMS-GENERAL...60-9 Segregation of vital circuits. (a) General. A branch circuit that supplies...

  12. 46 CFR 111.60-9 - Segregation of vital circuits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...false Segregation of vital circuits. 111.60-9 Section...HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRIC SYSTEMS-GENERAL...60-9 Segregation of vital circuits. (a) General. A branch circuit that supplies...

  13. The Viability of Ethnolinguistic Vitality, Some Creative Doubts.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Husband, Charles; Saifullah Khan, Verity

    1982-01-01

    Critiques the concept of ethnolinguistic vitality developed by Giles, Bourhis, and Taylor. Argues that the dimensions of vitality outlined are ambiguous, and gross and inexact tools of analysis in their application. (EKN)

  14. Signs of Overload

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    ... Listen Text Size Email Print Share Signs of Overload Article Body Although stress is a part of ... 12 (Copyright © 2004 American Academy of Pediatrics) The information contained on this Web site should not be ...

  15. Every sign of life

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    Gerasimov, Vadim, 1969-

    2003-01-01

    Every Sign of Life introduces an approach to and motivational schema for personal health monitoring. It is an exploration of how to make information collected by personal health-monitoring devices fun and engaging, and ...

  16. Signs of Preterm Labor

    MedlinePLUS

    ... to 3 glasses of water or juice (not coffee or soda). If the signs get worse or ... them. more Explore Prematurity Research Peristats Product catalog Shop Professionals Partners Careers Annual Report © March of Dimes ...

  17. 22 CFR 92.80 - Obtaining American vital statistics records.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

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  18. 22 CFR 92.80 - Obtaining American vital statistics records.

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  19. 22 CFR 92.80 - Obtaining American vital statistics records.

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  20. 22 CFR 92.80 - Obtaining American vital statistics records.

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  1. 22 CFR 92.80 - Obtaining American vital statistics records.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 false Obtaining American vital statistics records. 92.80 Section 92.80...92.80 Obtaining American vital statistics records. Individuals who inquire...to direct their inquires to the Vital Statistics Office at the place where...

  2. Rural Knowledge Clusters: Innovation and Vitality in America's Rural Communities

    E-print Network

    Levinson, David M.

    Rural Knowledge Clusters: Innovation and Vitality in America's Rural Communities Prepared for: U Knowledge Clusters: Innovation and Vitality in America's Rural Communities Table of Contents Executive Summary 1 I. Context: The Challenge of Rural Community Vitality in a Knowledge-Based Global Economy 5 II

  3. Direct cores for vital teeth--materials and methods used to retain cores in vital teeth.

    PubMed

    Wilson, Paul H R; Fisher, Nigel L; Bartlett, David W

    2002-12-01

    A core, or foundation restoration, is used to restore extensively damaged teeth to a form suitable for crown preparation. This literature review considers the range of materials which can be used for cores and the evidence for their suitability. The methods for their retention in vital teeth will be presented and appraised. PMID:12526272

  4. The vital issues process: Strategic planning for a changing world

    SciTech Connect

    Engi, D.; Glicken, J.

    1995-05-01

    The Vital Issues process (VIp) is a strategic planning tool initially developed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) for the Office of Foreign Intelligence (OFI)* of the US Department of Energy (DOE). It was further developed and refined through its application to a variety of strategic purposes for a range of public and semipublic organizations. The VIp provides a structured mechanism for assisting organizations in accomplishing specified objectives by identifying and prioritizing a portfolio of strategic issues, programmatic areas, or responses to a specified problem. It employs day-long panel meetings in a specified format to elicit a broad range of perspectives on a particular issue in a nonconfrontational manner and to facilitate the interaction and synthesis of diverse viewpoints on a specific topic. The VIp is unique in its incorporation of two primary approaches in each panel session: a qualitative or transactional segment, which entails the synthesis of the alternatives through negotiations or discussion, and a quantitative or net benefit maximization segment, an analytical approach, which involves prioritization of the alternatives using pairwise comparisons. This combination of facilitated group discussion and quantitative ranking provides input to strategic management decisions in the form of stakeholder-defined and -prioritized items as well as information on potential barriers to the implementation of policies and programs. This is the final volume in the series Identifying Vital Issues: New Intelligence Strategies for a New World, a three-volume set that gives an accounting of the VIp as implemented for OFI. This volume provides an in-depth description of the methodology used in the VIp.

  5. The Meaning of Signs:

    PubMed Central

    Stein, Claudia

    2006-01-01

    This article reconstructs the diagnostic act of the French pox in the French-disease hospital of sixteenth-century Augsburg. It focuses on how the participants in the clinical encounter imagined the configuration of the pox and its localization in the human body. Of central importance for answering this question is the early modern conception of physical signs. It has been argued that it was due to a specific understanding of bodily signs and their relationship to a disease and its causes, that disease definition and classification in the early modern period showed a high degree of flexibility and fluidity. This paper looks at how the sixteenth-century theoretical conception of physical signs not only shaped the diagnosis and treatment of the pox but also reflected the overall organization of institutions. PMID:17242549

  6. European Molecular Biology Laboratory

    E-print Network

    1973-01-01

    On 10 May an Agreement was signed at CERN setting up a new European Laboratory. It will be concerned with research in molecularbiology and will be located at Heidelberg in the Federal Republic of Germany.

  7. The effect of normal saline resuscitation on vital organ blood flow in septic sheep

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Li Wan; Rinaldo Bellomo; Clive N. May

    2006-01-01

    Objective  To study the effect of resuscitation with normal saline on vital organ blood flow and renal function in sepsis.Design and setting  Randomized controlled cross-over animal study in the animal laboratory of university physiology institute.Subjects  Six merino cross-ewes.Interventions  Chronic implantation of flow probes around aorta, coronary, renal and mesenteric arteries. Intravenous administration of live Escherichia coli. Random allocation to normal saline resuscitation (20?ml\\/kg over

  8. Handspeak: A Sign Language Dictionary

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Recently renamed and updated, this "practical sign language online dictionary" features approximately 2,800 signs and is being added to on a regular basis. Visitors can use a search engine to find American Sign Language (ASL) signs for words or browse by an alphabetical index as well as by a limited subject index. Also included here are four fables told in sign language, a description of International Sign Language (ISL), and some brief, bullet-point discussions of SL culture and language. Note: the signs are demonstrated in stop-action GIF animation, so users need browsers that support this application.

  9. Sign Policy Campus Orientation

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    to and encourage pedestrian traffic. Signage is designed to assist automobile travelers to find a parking area, the approach to the number and placement of signs will be conservative to keep visual clutter to a minimum. 4 will be provided at key locations to direct traffic to parking areas or major public facilities. 5 #12;Pedestrian

  10. Stroke Warning Signs

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    THINK YOU ARE HAVING A STROKE? CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY! F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you ... A.S.T. PSA (opens in new window) Understanding Stroke About Stroke Why Getting Quick Treatment Is Important ...

  11. Derivative Sign Patterns

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    Clark, Jeffrey

    2011-01-01

    Analysis of the patterns of signs of infinitely differentiable real functions shows that only four patterns are possible if the function is required to exhibit the pattern at all points in its domain and that domain is the set of all real numbers. On the other hand all patterns are possible if the domain is a bounded open interval.

  12. Signing in Science

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    Ashby, Rachael

    2013-01-01

    This article describes British Sign Language (BSL) as a viable option for teaching science. BSL is used by a vast number of people in Britain but is seldom taught in schools or included informally alongside lessons. With its new addition of a large scientific glossary, invented to modernise the way science is taught to deaf children, BSL breaks…

  13. Wrong Signs in Regression Coefficients

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    McGee, Holly

    1999-01-01

    When using parametric cost estimation, it is important to note the possibility of the regression coefficients having the wrong sign. A wrong sign is defined as a sign on the regression coefficient opposite to the researcher's intuition and experience. Some possible causes for the wrong sign discussed in this paper are a small range of x's, leverage points, missing variables, multicollinearity, and computational error. Additionally, techniques for determining the cause of the wrong sign are given.

  14. Protecting & Preserving a Vital Natural Resource

    E-print Network

    Hill, Wendell T.

    and resource economics, have studied the connection between poor water quality and blue crab harvests. The team. In a related study, Lipton has examined the impact of nutrient reduction policies using a spatially explicit oyster, jellyfish and blue crab populations in the Chesapeake Bay. Using field and laboratory experiments

  15. Utilization of the wastes of vital activity

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gusarov, B. G.; Drigo, Y. A.; Novikov, V. M.; Samsonov, N. M.; Farafonov, N. S.; Chizhov, S. V.; Yazdovskiy, V. I.

    1979-01-01

    The recycling of wastes from the biological complex for use in life-support systems is discussed. Topics include laboratory equipment, heat treatment of waste materials, mineralization of waste products, methods for production of ammonium hydroxide and nitric acid, the extraction of sodium chloride from mineralized products, and the recovery of nutrient substances for plants from urine.

  16. Comparison of measurements with PetroSense{reg_sign} Portable Hydrocarbon Analyzer (PHA 100) and laboratory analysis of bailed samples (EPA method 8015M) when used in monitoring sparging process

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    Saini, D.P.; Wing, T.; Dandge, D.K.; Leclerc, R. [FCI Environmental Inc., Las Vegas, NV (United States); Sword, M.A.; Havens, S.; Worland, J.R. [Converse Environmental Consultants Southwest, Las Vegas, NV (United States)

    1995-12-31

    The PetroSense{reg_sign} PHA-100 is a portable hydrocarbon analyzer that can measure total hydrocarbons in real time, in-situ, in water, vapor and the water vapor interface. The performance of the PetroSense{reg_sign} PHA-100 in the field when used to monitor the levels of hydrocarbons in a monitoring well at an Under Ground Storage (UST) site in Las Vegas is discussed, and compared to the lab analysis of the water samples taken at the same time. The authors also discuss its use for monitoring the progress of a sparging process at another site in Las Vegas. In both cases the PHA-100 showed excellent correlation with lab analyzed samples.

  17. Maintaining control is team's vital role.

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    Haywood, Liz; Frankel, Chris; Johns, Andrew

    2011-02-01

    In an environment where there is an ever-increasing use of reliable electronic control, it is easy to become complacent about the need for in-depth knowledge of how the controls actually work. After all, experts who can diagnose and fix such systems are only a phone call away, and a new unit can easily be fitted. Sometimes this is not the case at Bendigo Health, as we have a number of systems with a "black box" set of controls that can take days, or weeks, to fix, and cannot be fixed locally. To better manage and maintain our infrastructure, the Buildings & Infrastructure Department at Bendigo Health includes a number of employees who concentrate on building management systems (BMS). The BMS group plays a vital role in the complete lifecycle of projects that include control and monitoring of the plant within the hospital setting. A good example of this role was in the design, build, installation and commissioning, of two new negative pressure suites at Bendigo Health. The BMS group's involvement in this particular project included the door interlocking, the air conditioning and exhaust fan control, and a comprehensive alarm panel and overrides, all of which can be monitored centrally via the existing BMS system. The involvement of the BMS group, following the DHS guidelines, resulted in the architect and consulting engineers revisiting their designs and improving them to the benefit of both patient care and staff safety. The advantages of projects such as the negative pressure suites installed by the BMS group include the fact that that the hospital gains facilities that work correctly and according to industry guidelines; and the design, installation, and controls of the plant are understood by the people who will be maintaining the infrastructure. This paper will provide an overview of the work undertaken by the BMS group at Bendigo Health, using the negative pressure suites as an exemplar. PMID:21425710

  18. Application Signing and Sandbox

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles Edge; William Barker; Beau Hunter; Gene Sullivan

    \\u000a This chapter discusses two relatively new security features found in OS X: application signing and sandbox. These technologies\\u000a were both introduced with Mac OS 10.5 and provide new facilities that help to improve the security outlook of the platform.\\u000a Incidentally, both of these technologies are also heavily utilized by Apple’s newest platform that you’ve undoubtedly heard\\u000a of: the iPhone OS.

  19. Sign Lowering and Phonetic Reduction in American Sign Language

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    Tyrone, Martha E.; Mauk, Claude E.

    2010-01-01

    This study examines sign lowering as a form of phonetic reduction in American Sign Language. Phonetic reduction occurs in the course of normal language production, when instead of producing a carefully articulated form of a word, the language user produces a less clearly articulated form. When signs are produced in context by native signers, they often differ from the citation forms of signs. In some cases, phonetic reduction is manifested as a sign being produced at a lower location than in the citation form. Sign lowering has been documented previously, but this is the first study to examine it in phonetic detail. The data presented here are tokens of the sign WONDER, as produced by six native signers, in two phonetic contexts and at three signing rates, which were captured by optoelectronic motion capture. The results indicate that sign lowering occurred for all signers, according to the factors we manipulated. Sign production was affected by several phonetic factors that also influence speech production, namely, production rate, phonetic context, and position within an utterance. In addition, we have discovered interesting variations in sign production, which could underlie distinctions in signing style, analogous to accent or voice quality in speech. PMID:20607146

  20. Rural Knowledge Clusters: Innovation and Vitality in America's Rural Communities

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    Levinson, David M.

    Rural Knowledge Clusters: Innovation and Vitality in America's Rural Communities Prepared for: U for Rural America September 2003 Lee Munnich G. Edward Schuh James Lenhoff Marta Murray-Close Timothy Bates of Minnesota Rural Knowledge Clusters: Innovation and Vitality in America's Rural Communities Table of Contents

  1. 33 CFR 157.435 - Vital systems surveys.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Vital systems surveys. 157.435 Section 157.435 Navigation...Petroleum Oils § 157.435 Vital systems surveys. (a) A tank vessel owner or operator shall ensure that surveys of the following systems are...

  2. Signs of a Heart Attack

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    ... attack Heart Health and Stroke Signs of a heart attack Related information Make the Call. Don't Miss ... to top More information on Signs of a heart attack Read more from womenshealth.gov Make the Call, ...

  3. Contact Dermatitis: Signs and Symptoms

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    ... treatments A - D Contact dermatitis Signs and symptoms Contact dermatitis: Signs and symptoms Allergic contact dermatitis : Testing ... these symptoms, you need immediate medical care. Allergic contact dermatitis This skin condition occurs when you have ...

  4. Quine and the Segregrational Sign.

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    Wolf, George

    1999-01-01

    In the context of theory of integrational linguistics, the segregational sign is distinguished from the integrational sign, and the operation of the former is analyzed. Focus is on how logic guides the sign, and how the theory of W. V. Quine accounts for these issues. (MSE)

  5. Kinship in Mongolian Sign Language

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    Geer, Leah

    2011-01-01

    Information and research on Mongolian Sign Language is scant. To date, only one dictionary is available in the United States (Badnaa and Boll 1995), and even that dictionary presents only a subset of the signs employed in Mongolia. The present study describes the kinship system used in Mongolian Sign Language (MSL) based on data elicited from…

  6. An Interactive System for Sign

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    Sen, Alper

    language makes use of several body movements in parallel. The linguistic char- acteristics of sign languageSignTutor: An Interactive System for Sign Language Tutoring Oya Aran, Ismail Ari, Lale Akarun¸ois-Xavier Fanard Universite´ Catholique de Louvain S ign language recognition (SLR) is a multidisciplinary research

  7. Buffering and plasticity in vital rates of oldfield rodents.

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    Reed, Aaron W; Slade, Norman A

    2012-09-01

    1. Under the hypothesis of environmental buffering, populations are expected to minimize the variance of the most influential vital rates; however, this may not be a universal principle. Species with a life span <1 year may be less likely to exhibit buffering because of temporal or seasonal variability in vital rate sensitivities. Further, plasticity in vital rates may be adaptive for species in a variable environment with reliable cues. 2. We tested for environmental buffering and plasticity in vital rates using stage-structured matrix models from long-term data sets in four species of grassland rodents. We used periodic matrices to estimate stochastic elasticity for each vital rate and then tested for correlations with a standardized coefficient of variation for each rate. 3. We calculated stochastic elasticities for individual months to test for an association between increased reproduction and the influence of reproduction, relative to survival, on the population growth rate. 4. All species showed some evidence of buffering. The elasticity of vital rates of Peromyscus leucopus (Rafinesque, 1818), Sigmodon hispidus Say & Ord, 1825 and Microtus ochrogaster (Wagner, 1842) was negatively related to vital rate CV. Elasticity and vital rate CV were negatively related in Peromyscus maniculatus (Wagner, 1845), but the relationship was not statistically significant. Peromyscus leucopus and M. ochrogaster showed plasticity in vital rates; reproduction was higher following months where elasticity for reproduction exceeded that of survival. 5. Our results suggest that buffering is common in species with fast life histories; however, some populations that exhibit buffering are capable of responding to short-term variability in environmental conditions through reproductive plasticity. PMID:22375923

  8. The Italian Sign Language Sign Bank: Using WordNet for Sign Language corpus creation

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    Paolo Prinetto; Umar Shoaib; Gabriele Tiotto

    2011-01-01

    Sign languages are visual-gestural languages used by deaf people to communicate with others. As with spoken languages, Sign languages vary among countries and have their own vocabulary and grammar. Since they suffer of an extreme variability within the same country as they don't have a standard lexicon. This paper describes a LIS Sign Bank, a large scale LIS lexicon automatically

  9. Moral Vitalism: Seeing Good and Evil as Real, Agentic Forces.

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    Bastian, Brock; Bain, Paul; Buhrmester, Michael D; Gómez, Ángel; Vázquez, Alexandra; Knight, Clinton G; Swann, William B

    2015-08-01

    Moral vitalism refers to a tendency to view good and evil as actual forces that can influence people and events. We introduce a scale designed to assess the belief in moral vitalism. High scorers on the scale endorse items such as "There are underlying forces of good and evil in this world." After establishing the reliability and criterion validity of the scale (Studies 1, 2a, and 2b), we examined the predictive validity of the moral vitalism scale, showing that "moral vitalists" worry about being possessed by evil (Study 3), being contaminated through contact with evil people (Study 4), and forfeiting their own mental purity (Study 5). We discuss the nature of moral vitalism and the implications of the construct for understanding the role of metaphysical lay theories about the nature of good and evil in moral reasoning. PMID:26089349

  10. Lhermitte's Sign: The Current Status

    PubMed Central

    Khare, Supreet; Seth, Deeksha

    2015-01-01

    Lhermitte's sign was described by Marie and Chatelin and named after Jean Lhermitte. This sign is mostly described as an electric shock like condition by some patients of multiple sclerosis. This sensation occurs when the neck is moved in a wrong way or rather flexed. It can also travel down to the spine, arms, and legs, and sometimes the trunk. Demyelination and hyperexcitability are the main pathophysiological reasons depicted for the Lhermitte's sign. Other causes for Lhermitte's sign include transverse myelitis, behçet's disease, trauma, etc. This article reviews the Lhermitte's sign, its history, and its etiopathophysiology. Very few studies are available on Lermitte's sign and more research need to be done on the same to ensure its sensitivity and specificity. PMID:26019410

  11. The neurology of sign language.

    PubMed

    Gordon, Neil

    2004-04-01

    Forms of sign language have developed in a number of countries. American Sign Language, which originated from French signing, has been most extensively researched. As sign language is based on gestures executed in space and perceived visually it might be thought that it would mainly be a function of the right cerebral hemisphere when this is the non-dominant one. A number of studies are reviewed showing that sign language is a language in its own right and therefore, as with spoken language, its primary site of organization is in the dominant hemisphere. This does not mean that there is not a significant contribution from the other hemisphere with an interplay between the two. Each research project usually contributes some facet of knowledge apart from the main conclusions. These included the importance of distinguishing signs from gestures, the localization of different types of signing within the left dominant cerebral hemisphere, the fact that lesions of the right non-dominant hemisphere, although not causing a loss of signing will result in dyspraxia, and that aphasic symptoms of signing and speech are not modality dependant but reflected a disruption of language processes common to all languages. Examples are given of discoveries made by the use of the newer neuroradiological techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography, and no doubt these will lead to further advances in knowledge. The use of sign language in the treatment of patients with verbal aphasia is considered, especially of children with the Landau-Kleffner syndrome, but therapy of this kind can be used in children with delayed language development, and in other types of acquired aphasia at any age. Other methods of treatment than signing, such as cochlear implants may be increasingly used in the future, but it seems likely that sign language will continue to be a dominant feature in the deaf culture. PMID:15030901

  12. Space is special in Sign.

    PubMed

    Campbell, Ruth; Woll, Bencie

    2003-01-01

    Following groundbreaking work by linguists and cognitive scientists over the past thirty years, it is now generally accepted that sign languages of the deaf, such as ASL (American Sign Language) or BSL (British Sign Language), are structured and processed in a similar manner to spoken languages. The one striking difference is that they operate in a wholly non-auditory, visuospatial medium. How does the medium impact on language processing itself? PMID:12517350

  13. Vital effects in coccolith calcite: Cenozoic climate-pCO2 drove the diversity of carbon acquisition strategies in coccolithophores?

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    Bolton, Clara T.; Stoll, Heather M.; Mendez-Vicente, Ana

    2012-12-01

    Coccoliths, calcite plates produced by the marine phytoplankton coccolithophores, have previously shown a large array of carbon and oxygen stable isotope fractionations (termed "vital effects"), correlated to cell size and hypothesized to reflect the varying importance of active carbon acquisition strategies. Culture studies show a reduced range of vital effects between large and small coccolithophores under high CO2, consistent with previous observations of a smaller range of interspecific vital effects in Paleocene coccoliths. We present new fossil data examining coccolithophore vital effects over three key Cenozoic intervals reflecting changing climate and atmospheric partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2). Oxygen and carbon stable isotopes of size-separated coccolith fractions dominated by different species from well preserved Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum (PETM, ˜56 Ma) samples show reduced interspecific differences within the greenhouse boundary conditions of the PETM. Conversely, isotope data from the Plio-Pleistocene transition (PPT; 3.5-2 Ma) and the last glacial maximum (LGM; ˜22 ka) show persistent vital effects of ˜2‰. PPT and LGM data show a clear positive trend between coccolith (cell) size and isotopic enrichment in coccolith carbonate, as seen in laboratory cultures. On geological timescales, the degree of expression of vital effects in coccoliths appears to be insensitive topCO2 changes over the range ˜350 ppm (Pliocene) to ˜180 ppm (LGM). The modern array of coccolith vital effects arose after the PETM but before the late Pliocene and may reflect the operation of more diverse carbon acquisition strategies in coccolithophores in response to decreasing Cenozoic pCO2.

  14. Placing subway signs Pragmatical properties of signs at work

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    Boyer, Edmond

    LTCI (UMR5141) CNRS - TELECOM ParisTech Département Sciences Économiques et Sociales jerome" (Latour & Weibel, 2005), as well as of contemporary markets (Cochoy & Grandclément, 2005 ; Muniesa et al: the relationships that signs have with their surroundings. Second, they consider signs as support for action

  15. Selected publication trends in JEAB: Implications for the vitality of the experimental analysis of behavior

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    Saville, Bryan K.; Epting, L. Kimberly; Buskist, William

    2002-01-01

    To provide some insight into the current vitality of the experimental analysis of behavior, we updated and extended an analysis by R. A. Williams and Buskist (1983) of selected trends in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Specifically, the number of articles published and the percentage of those articles that were empirical, the number of different affiliations of authors and number of articles per affiliation, the types of subjects used in empirical articles, and the topics investigated were analyzed for the years 1958 through 1999. Although several trends may point to a decline in the overall well-being of the experimental analysis of behavior, they may also be interpreted as signs of progress for the field. PMID:22478377

  16. Integrating Drama and Sign Language.

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    Brown, Victoria

    1988-01-01

    The article addresses the use of sign language and drama with young children with such disabilities as mental retardation, aphasia, autism, and other language learning disorders. Examples of activities that integrate creative drama techniques with sign language techniques are offered. (DB)

  17. Kinematic Parameters of Signed Verbs

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    Malaia, Evie; Wilbur, Ronnie B.; Milkovic, Marina

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Sign language users recruit physical properties of visual motion to convey linguistic information. Research on American Sign Language (ASL) indicates that signers systematically use kinematic features (e.g., velocity, deceleration) of dominant hand motion for distinguishing specific semantic properties of verb classes in production…

  18. How to Sign Digital Streams

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    Rosario Gennaro; Pankaj Rohatgi

    1997-01-01

    We present a new efficient paradigm for signing digital streams. The problem of signingdigital streams to prove their authenticity is substantially different from the problemof signing regular messages. Traditional signature schemes are message oriented andrequire the receiver to process the entire message before being able to authenticate itssignature. However, a stream is a potentially very long ( or infinite) sequence

  19. Spanish Sign in the Americas.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schein, Jerome D.

    1995-01-01

    Spanish Sign Language (SSL) is now the second most used sign language. This article introduces resources for the study of SSL, including three SSL dictionaries--two from Argentina and one from Puerto Rico. Differences in SSL between and within the two countries are noted. Implications for deaf educators in North America are drawn. (Author/DB)

  20. NUHOMS{reg_sign} update

    SciTech Connect

    Rich, N. [Vectra Technologies, San Jose, CA (United States)

    1995-12-31

    NUHOMS{reg_sign} is the dry spent fuel storage and transportation technology selected to date by the majority of commercial nuclear utilities. The author first gives a system overview of the NUHOMS{reg_sign}. Next she discusses the project status and licensing status. She closes with an update of the multi-purpose canister.

  1. Symmetry in Sign Language Poetry

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    Sutton-Spence, Rachel; Kaneko, Michiko

    2007-01-01

    This paper considers the range of ways that sign languages use geometric symmetry temporally and spatially to create poetic effect. Poets use this symmetry in sign language art to highlight duality and thematic contrast, and to create symbolic representations of beauty, order and harmony. (Contains 8 tables, 14 figures and 6 notes.)

  2. A Review on Vital Pulp Therapy in Primary Teeth

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    Parisay, Iman; Ghoddusi, Jamileh; Forghani, Maryam

    2015-01-01

    Maintaining deciduous teeth in function until their natural exfoliation is absolutely necessary. Vital pulp therapy (VPT) is a way of saving deciduous teeth. The most important factors in success of VPT are the early diagnosis of pulp and periradicular status, preservation of the pulp vitality and proper vascularization of the pulp. Development of new biomaterials with suitable biocompatibility and seal has changed the attitudes towards preserving the reversible pulp in cariously exposed teeth. Before exposure and irreversible involvement of the pulp, indirect pulp capping (IPC) is the treatment of choice, but after the spread of inflammation within the pulp chamber and establishment of irreversible pulpitis, removal of inflamed pulp tissue is recommended. In this review, new concepts in preservation of the healthy pulp tissue in deciduous teeth and induction of the reparative dentin formation with new biomaterials instead of devitalization and the consequent destruction of vital tissues are discussed. PMID:25598803

  3. Helpful Self-Control: Autonomy Support, Vitality, and Depletion

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    Muraven, Mark; Gagné, Marylène; Rosman, Heather

    2008-01-01

    Why someone exerts self-control may influence how depleting a task is. Feeling compelled to exert self-control require more self-control strength than exerting self-control for more autonomous reasons. Across three experiments, individuals whose autonomy was supported while exerting self-control performed better on a subsequent test of self-control as compared to individuals who had more pressure placed upon them while exerting self-control. The differences in self-control performance were not due to anxiety, stress, unpleasantness, or reduced motivation among the controlled participants. Additional analyses suggested that the decline in self-control performance was mediated by subjective vitality. Feelings of autonomy support lead to enhanced feelings of subjective vitality. This increased vitality may help replenish lost ego-strength, which lead to better self-control performance subsequently. PMID:18496610

  4. A review on vital pulp therapy in primary teeth.

    PubMed

    Parisay, Iman; Ghoddusi, Jamileh; Forghani, Maryam

    2015-01-01

    Maintaining deciduous teeth in function until their natural exfoliation is absolutely necessary. Vital pulp therapy (VPT) is a way of saving deciduous teeth. The most important factors in success of VPT are the early diagnosis of pulp and periradicular status, preservation of the pulp vitality and proper vascularization of the pulp. Development of new biomaterials with suitable biocompatibility and seal has changed the attitudes towards preserving the reversible pulp in cariously exposed teeth. Before exposure and irreversible involvement of the pulp, indirect pulp capping (IPC) is the treatment of choice, but after the spread of inflammation within the pulp chamber and establishment of irreversible pulpitis, removal of inflamed pulp tissue is recommended. In this review, new concepts in preservation of the healthy pulp tissue in deciduous teeth and induction of the reparative dentin formation with new biomaterials instead of devitalization and the consequent destruction of vital tissues are discussed. PMID:25598803

  5. Cutaneous signs of systemic disease.

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    Patel, Laju M; Lambert, Phelps J; Gagna, Claude E; Maghari, Amin; Lambert, W Clark

    2011-01-01

    Commonly used dermatologic eponyms and characteristic skin signs are enormously helpful in guiding a diagnosis, even though they may not be pathonemonic. They include, on the nails, Aldrich-Mees' lines (syn.: Mees' lines), Beau's lines, Muehrcke's lines, Terry's nails, and half and half nails, often associated, respectively, with arsenic poisoning, acute stress or systemic illness, severe hypertension, liver disease and uremia, and, around the nails, Braverman's sign, associated with collagen-vascular disease. Elsewhere, one may see the Asboe-Hansen and Nikolsky's signs, indicative of the pemphigus group of diseases, Auspitz's sign, a classic finding in psoriasis, Borsieri's and Pasita's signs, seen in early scarlet fever, the butterfly rash, indicative of systemic lupus erythematosus, and the buffalo hump, seen in Cushing's disease and also in the more common corticosteroid toxicity. Gottron's papules and the heliotrope rash are signs of dermatomyositis. Janeway's lesions and Osler's nodes are seen in bacterial endocarditis. A Dennie-Morgan fold under the eye is seen in association with atopic disease. Koplik's spots are an early sign of rubeola. Fitzpatrick's sign is indicative of a benign lesion (dermatofibroma), whereas Hutchinson's sign is indicative of a malignant one (subungual melanoma). Petechiae are seen in many diseases, including fat embolization, particularly from a large bone fracture following trauma. Palpable purpura is indicative of leukocytoclastic vasculitis, and is an early, critical sign in Rickettsial diseases, including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which must be diagnosed and treated early. Hyperpigmentation of areolae and scars is seen in Addison's disease. Acanthosis nigricans may indicate internal cancer, especially stomach cancer, whereas Bazex's syndrome occurs in synchrony with primary, usually squamous cancer, in the upper aerodigestive tract or metastatic cancer in cervical lymph nodes. Perioral pigmented macules or one or more cutaneous sebaceous neoplasms may be a sign of the Peutz-Jeghers or Muir-Torre syndrome, respectively, both associated also with intestinal polyps that have a malignant potential. Telangiectasiae in the perioral region may be associated with similar lesions internally in Osler-Weber-Rendu disease. Kerr's sign is indicative of spinal cord injury and Darier's sign of mastocytosis. Post proctoscopic periobital purpura (PPPP) is a phenomenon observed in some patients with systemic amyloidosis. Koebner's isomorphic response refers to the tendency of an established dermatosis, such as psoriasis, to arise in (a) site(s) of trauma, whereas Wolf's isotrophic response refers to a new dermatosis, such as tinea, not yet seen in the patient, arising in (a) site(s) of a former but different dermatosis, such as zoster. PMID:21855727

  6. Effects of Sign-Language Training on Untrained Sign Use for Single and Multiple Signing.

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    Bucher, Bradley

    1983-01-01

    Two studies examined cross-modal transfer of sign language performance in 11 and 12 children (ages 6-17) with speech, language, or hearing disorders and mild to moderate retardation. Findings indicated that transfer from receptive to productive signing required explicit training, particularly of complex forms. (CL)

  7. Vital satisfaction as a health indicator in elderly women.

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    Requena, Carmen; Martínez, Ana Maria; Ortiz, Tomás

    2010-01-01

    The long life expentancy of the elderly motivates interest in their quality of life. Our study analyzes vital satisfaction as a global indicator of the three dimensions (physical, mental, and social) of the quality of life in relation to health. The subjects were 310 women, with an average age of 71.22 years old (SD 6.72), with minimum education, and active aging. The reliability was examined with the COOP-WONCA Charts and the Nottingham Health Profile. The results show that vital satisfaction significantly correlates with the three dimensions of health, in particular with the mental domain. PMID:20391145

  8. Monte-Carlo Simulation and Automated Test Bench for Developing a Multichannel NIR-Based Vital-Signs Monitor.

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    Bruser, Christoph; Strutz, Nils; Winter, Stefan; Leonhardt, Steffen; Walter, Marian

    2014-09-01

    Unobtrusive, long-term monitoring of cardiac (and respiratory) rhythms using only non-invasive vibration sensors mounted in beds promises to unlock new applications in home and low acuity monitoring. This paper presents a novel concept for such a system based on an array of near infrared (NIR) sensors placed underneath a regular bed mattress. We focus on modeling and analyzing the underlying technical measurement principle with the help of a 2D model of a polyurethane foam mattress and Monte-Carlo simulations of the opto-mechanical interaction responsible for signal genesis. Furthermore, a test rig to automatically and repeatably impress mechanical vibrations onto a mattress is introduced and used to identify the properties of a prototype implementation of the proposed measurement principle. Results show that NIR-based sensing is capable of registering miniscule deformations of the mattress with a high spatial specificity. As a final outlook, proof-of-concept measurements with the sensor array are presented which demonstrate that cardiorespiratory movements of the body can be detected and that automatic heart rate estimation at competitive error levels is feasible with the proposed approach. PMID:25203992

  9. Vital Signs: Fatalities and Binge Drinking Among High School Students: A Critical Issue to Emergency Departments and Trauma Centers

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    Cisneros, Victor; Chakravarthy, Bharath

    2013-01-01

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published significant data and trends related to drinking and driving among United States (U.S.) high school students. National data from 1991–2011 shows an overall 54% relative decrease (from 22% to 10.3%) in drinking and driving among U.S. high school students aged ? 16 years. In 2011, this still represents approximately 950,000 high school students ages 16–19 years. The decrease in drinking and driving among teens is not fully understood, but is believed to be due to policy developments, enforcement of laws, graduated licenses, and economic impacts. Most significant to emergency physicians is that even with these restrictions, in 2010 approximately 2,700 teens (ages 16–19) were killed in the U.S. and about 282,000 were treated and released from emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle accidents. In the same year, 1 in 5 drivers between the ages of 16–19 who were involved in fatal crashes had positive (>0.00%) blood alcohol concentration (BAC). We present findings from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report with commentary on current recommendations and policies for reducing drinking and driving among adolescents. PMID:23687547

  10. Implementing routine screening for distress, the sixth vital sign, for patients with head and neck and neurologic cancers.

    PubMed

    Bultz, Barry D; Waller, Amy; Cullum, Jodi; Jones, Paula; Halland, Johan; Groff, Shannon L; Leckie, Catriona; Shirt, Lisa; Blanchard, Scott; Lau, Harold; Easaw, Jacob; Fassbender, Konrad; Carlson, Linda E

    2013-10-01

    This study examined the benefits of incorporating screening for distress as a routine part of care for patients with head and neck and neurologic cancers in a tertiary cancer center. Using a comparative 2-cohort pre-post implementation sequential design, consecutive outpatients with head and neck and neurologic cancers were recruited into 2 separate cohorts. Cohort 1 included patients attending clinics during April 2010, before the implementation of the screening program. The program was then implemented and patients completed the Screening for Distress Minimum Dataset (the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System [ESAS] and the Canadian Problem Checklist [CPC]) at each clinic visit. Cohort 2 included patients attending clinics during March 2011. Consenting patients completed screening and outcome measures (ESAS, CPC, and either the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Brain or the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Head and Neck). A total of 146 patients (78 head and neck and 68 neurologic) provided data for Cohort 1, and 143 (81 head and neck and 62 neurologic) provided data for Cohort 2. Compared with Cohort 1, patients with neurologic cancers in Cohort 2 reported significantly higher scores on the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy: General total and emotional quality of life subscale; fewer high scores (? 4) on the ESAS breathlessness item; and fewer problems with fears/worries, frustration/anger, finding meaning in life, and worry about friends/family. Head and neck patients in Cohort 2 reported significantly higher emotional quality of life and fewer problems with eating and weight than those in Cohort 1. Although no definitive causal attributions can be made, patients exposed to routine screening for distress reported better well-being and fewer emotional, physical, and practical problems than historical controls. PMID:24142826

  11. Abstract--Research indicates that long-term monitoring of vital signs and activity in elderly adults may provide

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    He, Zhihai "Henry"

    to provide quantitative pulse and respiration rates during sleep. In comparing sensor data changes to health sensor to non-invasively monitor heartbeat and respiration during sleep. This paper describes of the robustness of our algorithms and results from testing. An evaluation of our sensor on a group of five diverse

  12. A 1V, Micropower System-on-Chip for Vital-Sign Monitoring in Wireless Body Sensor Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alan C. W. Wong; Declan McDonagh; Ganesh Kathiresan; Okundu C. Omeni; Omar El-Jamaly; Thomas C. K. Chan; Paul Paddan; Alison J. Burdett

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes the integration of a system solution with a full-custom hardware MAC, digital microprocessor core and I\\/O peripherals, on-chip memory, micropower ADC, wireless transceiver and custom sensor interfaces. This SoC platform device is capable of achieving ubiquitous medical monitoring when interfaced to appropriate body worn sensors, and represents state-of-the art in terms of functionality and ultra- low-power consumption.

  13. Effects of Aromatherapy on the Anxiety, Vital Signs, and Sleep Quality of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Patients in Intensive Care Units

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    Cho, Mi-Yeon; Min, Eun Sil; Hur, Myung-Haeng; Lee, Myeong Soo

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of aromatherapy on the anxiety, sleep, and blood pressure (BP) of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients in an intensive care unit (ICU). Fifty-six patients with PCI in ICU were evenly allocated to either the aromatherapy or conventional nursing care. Aromatherapy essential oils were blended with lavender, roman chamomile, and neroli with a 6?:?2?:?0.5 ratio. Participants received 10 times treatment before PCI, and the same essential oils were inhaled another 10 times after PCI. Outcome measures patients' state anxiety, sleeping quality, and BP. An aromatherapy group showed significantly low anxiety (t = 5.99, P < .001) and improving sleep quality (t = ?3.65, P = .001) compared with conventional nursing intervention. The systolic BP of both groups did not show a significant difference by time or in a group-by-time interaction; however, a significant difference was observed between groups (F = 4.63, P = .036). The diastolic BP did not show any significant difference by time or by a group-by-time interaction; however, a significant difference was observed between groups (F = 6.93, P = .011). In conclusion, the aromatherapy effectively reduced the anxiety levels and increased the sleep quality of PCI patients admitted to the ICU. Aromatherapy may be used as an independent nursing intervention for reducing the anxiety levels and improving the sleep quality of PCI patients. PMID:23476690

  14. Emergency Medical Service and In-Hospital Vital Signs as Predictors of Subsequent PTSD Symptom Severity in Pediatric Injury Patients

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    Nugent, Nicole R.; Christopher, Norman C.; Delahanty, Douglas L.

    2006-01-01

    Background: The present study investigated the extent to which heart rate (HR) levels soon after a traumatic event predicted posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity assessed 6 weeks and 6 months later in child trauma victims. Methods: Participants consisted of 82 children (56 boys, 26 girls) aged 8-18 who were admitted to a…

  15. Vital Effects in Coccolith Calcite: Cenozoic PCO2 Thresholds in the Development of Carbon Acquisition Strategies in Coccolithophores

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    Bolton, C. T.; Isensee, K.; Stoll, H. M.

    2011-12-01

    Coccolithophores are a unique group of oceanic calcifying phytoplankton that are affected by and feed back into both the organic (via photosynthetic carbon fixation) and inorganic (via calcification) carbon cycles. Their high sensitivity to changes in carbon chemistry and their long fossil record in oceanic sediments provide us with the opportunity to study the evolution of these carbon cycle interactions through time. Deviations from equilibrium during biogenic calcification can result from kinetic or metabolic ('vital') effects. The influence of changing atmospheric partial pressures of carbon dioxide (pCO2) throughout the Cenozoic was likely crucial in driving the development of different carbon acquisition strategies (CAS) that cause the vital effects seen in modern coccolithophores. Here we present new laboratory culture and fossil data examining vital effects in coccolithophores over a range of CO2 concentrations. ODP Site 999 stable isotope data from size-separated coccolith fractions dominated by different species over the Plio-Pleistocene climate transition (PPT) (3.5 to 2 Ma) show a persistent 2 % range of interspecific vital effects in oxygen and carbon isotopes. In contrast, isotope data from extremely well preserved Paleocene/Eocene thermal maximum (PETM) size-separated coccoliths (ODP Site 174AX, Bass River) suggest an absence of interpecific vital effects within the greenhouse boundary condtions of the PETM, suggesting similar CAS among species. Our culture and PPT results indicate a clear positive trend between cell size and C and O isotopic enrichment in coccolith carbonate, likely reflecting different CAS. The insensitivity of coccolith vital effects to pCO2 changes over the range inferred for the PPT (around 400 to 280 ppm) in combination with experimental data imply that the pCO2 threshold that drove the diversification of CAS in coccolithophores was crossed after the PETM but at significantly higher pCO2 than was in place during the PPT.

  16. Career Vitalization and Stress among Professors: An Attributional Model.

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    Bumpus, J. Frank

    A model that conceptualizes career stress for faculty members and that suggests options for enhancing career vitality is considered. The model draws upon attribution theory, the locus of control in work of Julian Rotter and the literature of depression by Martin E. P. Seligman. It suggests that perceived causes, or attributions, are directly…

  17. Career Vitality of Professors: A Cognitive Restructuring Model.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bumpus, J. Frank

    An attributional model that conceptualizes the pressures that reduce professors' personal and career vitality is presented. The model is based primarily on the locus of control literature and especially the reformulated model of learned helplessness by Lynn Abramson, Martin Seligman, and John Teasdale. The analysis deals only with the cognitive…

  18. Armed Forces VIEW (Vital Information for Education and Work).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cox, Walter H.; Zerface, W. A., Ed.

    Armed Services VIEW (Vital Information for Education and Work) is described as a cooperative program with the Department of Defense which (1) introduces career opportunities and training available through volunteer service enlistment, (2) will be provided to senior high schools at no cost, and (3) presents materials in both printed and microfilm…

  19. Inferring Ethnolinguistic Vitality in a Community of Northeast Thailand

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    Draper, John Charles

    2010-01-01

    This paper reports on the use of ethnolinguistic vitality as the framework for a sociolinguistic survey measuring attitudes to multilingualism and reporting on the experiences of a community of Northeast Thailand (Isan) that forms part of Thailand's largest minority. The aim of the study was to examine the experiences of participants in a…

  20. Scholarship and the Vitality of a Community College Faculty.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mahaffey, Jean; Welsh, Michael F.

    1993-01-01

    Describes a study of the effects of engaging in scholarship on faculty vitality at Midlands Technical College (South Carolina), focusing on the impact on faculty teaching skills, job satisfaction, and personal growth. Concludes that more faculty valued scholarship than engaged in it and that scholarly activity positively influenced teaching. (MAB)

  1. Mental Vitality 1 Walter J Freeman Brain Training.

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    Freeman, Walter J.

    Mental Vitality 1 Walter J Freeman Brain Training. Lifelong schooling and education for mental in the modification of behavior from within by brain dynamics, which creates a sequence of developmental stages protein intake is essential for normal brain development in learning to act, to become aware of the self

  2. EMERGENCIES Only VITAL State Business Calls Are to Be Placed

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    being protected by contract private security companies, or those state agencies currently under contract or CentraNet phone, call 9+9-1-1. From other phones, call 9-1-1 and state: 1. I'm reporting a fire. 2. My conversation. B. Other Actions: 1. Move away from fire and smoke. Containment is vital; close doors and windows

  3. EXTENSION CENTER FOR COMMUNITY VITALITY Vineyards and Wineries in Minnesota

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    Blanchette, Robert A.

    EXTENSION CENTER FOR COMMUNITY VITALITY Vineyards and Wineries in Minnesota A STATUS;#12; VINEYARDS AND WINERIES: MINNESOTA i Partners/Sponsors: Northern Grapes Project Special Thanks To University Vineyards and Wineries in Minnesota A STATUS AND ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION REPORT June 2013

  4. EXTENSION CENTER FOR COMMUNITY VITALITY Economic Contribution: Vineyards

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    EXTENSION CENTER FOR COMMUNITY VITALITY Economic Contribution: Vineyards and Wineries of the North PROGRAM NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE #12;#12; WINE GRAPE VINEYARDS AND WINERIES Contribution: Vineyards and Wineries of the North January 2014 Authored by: Brigid Tuck and William

  5. Social Security: Strengthening a Vital Safety Net for Latinos

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cruz, Jeff

    2012-01-01

    Since 1935, Social Security has provided a vital safety net for millions of Americans who cannot work because of age or disability. This safety net has been especially critical for Americans of Latino decent, who number more than 50 million or nearly one out of every six Americans. Social Security is critical to Latinos because it is much more…

  6. Organizational Diversity, Vitality and Outcomes in the Civil Rights Movement

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    Olzak, Susan; Ryo, Emily

    2007-01-01

    Sociologists often assert, but rarely test, the claim that organizational diversity benefits social movements by invigorating movement vitality and facilitating success. Our analysis of black civil rights organizations shows that goal and tactical diversity of a social movement is largely a function of organizational density, level of resources…

  7. EXTENSION CENTER FOR COMMUNITY VITALITY Field Testing Volunteer Geographic

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    Ciocan-Fontanine, Ionut

    EXTENSION CENTER FOR COMMUNITY VITALITY Field Testing Volunteer Geographic Information Collection University of Minnesota Extension Ahme0004@umn.edu #12;FIELD TESTING VOLUNTEER GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION COLLECTION: THE VIABILITY OF COMMUNITY MAPPING 2 Abstract The ubiquity of Internet service and the GPS chip

  8. Project VITAL. Final Financial Status and Performance Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ellison, Arthur

    In its third year of funding, Project VITAL (Volunteers In Training Act and Learn) was designed to provide literacy training to 500 librarians, coordinators, and volunteers working in literacy programs. Through the techniques of improvisational theater, structured scenarios were enacted dealing with illiteracy, women's concerns of domestic…

  9. Miniaturized pulse oximeter sensor for continuous vital parameter monitoring

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jens Fiala; Stephan Reichelt; Armin Werber; Philipp Bingger; Hans Zappe; Katharina Förster; Rolf Klemm; Claudia Heilmann; Friedhelm Beyersdorf

    2007-01-01

    A miniaturized photoplethysmographic sensor system which utilizes the principle of pulse oximetry is presented. The sensor is designed to be implantable and will permit continuous monitoring of important human vital parameters such as arterial blood oxygen saturation as well as pulse rate and shape over a long-term period in vivo. The system employs light emitting diodes and a photo transistor

  10. Vital Information for Education and Work. VIEW Evaluation Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reynolds, Amelia B.

    An evaluation of the functioning of the VIEW (Vital Information for Education and Work) system in South Carolina was conducted through a mail survey of all 455 agencies where the system has been installed. (Designed to provide occupational information to students and counselors, the system consists of a deck of microfilmed cards containing…

  11. Strengthening Ecological Mindfulness through Hybrid Learning in Vital Coalitions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sol, Jifke; Wals, Arjen E. J.

    2015-01-01

    In this contribution a key policy "tool" used in the Dutch Environmental Education and Learning for Sustainability Policy framework is introduced as a means to develop a sense of place and associated ecological mindfulness. The key elements of this tool, called the vital coalition, are described while an example of its use in practice,…

  12. Structural Analysis of Sign Bridge

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    Foley, Christopher M.

    and FHWA through the Wisconsin Highway Research Program. Wisconsin DOT Contact: Stanley Woods (608) 266 been found in many sign support structures composed of welded round hollow structural shapes (HSS

  13. Bionursing: signs of iron deficiency.

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    Torrance, C; Jordan, S

    In the ninth article in our series on bionursing, the authors explain how an understanding of physiology can help nurses to identify the common signs and symptoms of iron deficiency and ensure patients receive prompt and appropriate treatment. PMID:8562358

  14. Chickenpox (Varicella) Signs and Symptoms

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Manual Manual Appendices References & Resources Multimedia Related Links Medline Plus Healthfinder.gov Shingles Signs & Symptoms Language: English ... of Page Related Page Chickenpox Complications Related Links Medline Plus Healthfinder.gov Shingles Language: English Español (Spanish) ...

  15. Signs and Symptoms of Mumps

    MedlinePLUS

    ... and Resources MMWR Articles Outbreak Articles Related Links World Health Organization Medline Plus Signs & Symptoms of Mumps Language: English ... Action Coalition's website (www.vaccineinformation.org). Related Links World Health Organization Medline Plus Language: English Español (Spanish) File Formats ...

  16. Deaf Phone: Sign Language Telephone

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    Hsing, R.; Sosnowski, Thomas P.

    1985-12-01

    Using the technologies of image processing, spatial/temporal resolution reduction and picture coding, a terminal has been designed and constructed which allows the transmission of deaf sign language over low bandwidth telephone lines in real time. Using the hardware, six deaf subjects have evaluated this system. A series of psycho-physical experiments were conducted to determine the minimum image quality required to convey meaning in hand-sign language as used by the deaf.

  17. Differential diagnosis of leukocoria and strabismus, first presenting signs of retinoblastoma

    PubMed Central

    Balmer, Aubin; Munier, Francis

    2007-01-01

    Leukocoria in infants is always a danger signal as retinoblastoma, a malignant retinal tumor, is responsible for half of the cases in this age group. More common signs should also be considered suspicious until proved otherwise, such as strabismus, the second most frequent sign of retinoblastoma. Less frequent manifestations are inflammatory conditions resistant to treatment, hypopyon, orbital cellulitis, hyphema or heterochromia. Other causal pathologies, including persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV), Coats’ disease, ocular toxocariasis or retinopathy of prematurity, may also manifest the same warning signs and require specialized differential diagnosis. Members of the immediate family circle are most likely to notice the first signs, the general practitioner, pediatrician or general ophthalmologist the first to be consulted. On their attitude will depend the final outcome of this vision and life-threatening disease. Early diagnosis is vital. PMID:19668520

  18. 36 CFR 1223.14 - What elements must a vital records program include?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false What elements must a vital records program include...MANAGING VITAL RECORDS § 1223.14 What elements must a vital records program include...vital records program must contain all elements listed in FCD 1, Annex I...

  19. 36 CFR 1223.14 - What elements must a vital records program include?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What elements must a vital records program include...MANAGING VITAL RECORDS § 1223.14 What elements must a vital records program include...vital records program must contain all elements listed in FCD 1, Annex I...

  20. IET control building (TAN620). interior room. sign says, "emergency equipment ...

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

    IET control building (TAN-620). interior room. sign says, "emergency equipment for metal fires." INEEL negative no. HD-21-1-2 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Area North, Scoville, Butte County, ID

  1. POSSIBLE SPECTRAL SIGNS OF SERPENTINES AND CHLORITES IN REFLECTANCE SPECTRA OF CELESTIAL SOLID BODIES

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    Busarev, Vladimir V.

    POSSIBLE SPECTRAL SIGNS OF SERPENTINES AND CHLORITES IN REFLECTANCE SPECTRA OF CELESTIAL SOLID, 119992 Moscow, RF. Introduction: Serpentines and chlorites are known as usual hydrothermal products, 12]. According to our laboratory spectral investigations, serpentines and chlorites have prominent

  2. The Role of Sign Phonology and Iconicity during Sign Processing: The Case of Deaf Children

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    Ormel, Ellen; Hermans, Daan; Knoors, Harry; Verhoeven, Ludo

    2009-01-01

    To investigate the influence of sign phonology and iconicity during sign processing in deaf children, the roles of these sign features were examined using an experimental sign-picture verification paradigm. Participants had to make decisions about sign-picture pairs, manipulated according to phonological sign features (i.e., hand shape, movement,…

  3. Meningococcal Disease: Signs and Symptoms

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    ... Meningococcal Vaccination Surveillance Meningococcal Outbreaks About Meningococcal Outbreaks Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine & Outbreaks Clinical Information Laboratory Information Meningococcal Disease in ...

  4. Microcirculatory vasoconstrictor response: relationship with vital capacity and smoking.

    PubMed

    Liu, C F; See, L C; Lau, Y T

    1996-01-01

    Vasoconstrictor response (VR) induced by inspiratory gasp exhibited a strong positive correlation with vital capacity (VC) which reflects the magnitude of the input stimulus for VR (Lau et al., Clin. Sci. 89:233-237, 1995). Whether a stoichiometric relationship existed between VC and VR is not known. We examined this question in two studies by determining VC and microcirculatory blood flow with laser Doppler flowmetry in healthy subjects. We first studied 40 non-smokers of different gender and age and found that the variation in VR cannot be eliminated by normalization with VC. In the second study we examined 10 young male smokers as well as matched non-smokers of identical VC, we found that smokers had reduced VR. Taking together, the present studies demonstrated that vasoconstrictor response (VR) was not determined by vital capacity alone and that smoking adversely affected VR in the absence of altered VC. PMID:8809222

  5. The Measure of Human Vital Signals Complexity by Matrix Analysis

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bikul?ien?, Liepa; Venskaityt?, Eurelija; Gargasas, Liudas; Jurkonis, Vidmantas

    The subject of investigation is extraction of information from vital signals (ECG, accelerometer, SpO2) and using it in diagnostics and assessment of status of human physiological state and complexity. The aim of this study is presentation of data recording system and the analytical methods designed for analysis of complexity and dynamic interrelations between different signal parameters. The results show that expressing of cardiac signals with Hankel and coherence matrices could be useful for diagnostic purposes.

  6. Body fat predicts forced vital capacity in college males

    Microsoft Academic Search

    José Moncada-jiménez

    2003-01-01

    The study was designed to determine how body fat percentage (BF%), body fat distribution (BFD), and abdominal muscular endurance (AME) relate to pul-monary function (PF) as measured by the forced vital capacity (FVC), the forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1), the FEV1\\/FVC ratio, and the maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP) among college (M= 22.82,SD = 2.45 yr) males (N= 60).

  7. Dentin Regeneration in Vital Pulp Therapy: Design Principales

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Tziafas; G. Belibasakis; A. Veis; S. Papadimitriou

    2001-01-01

    The nature and specificity of the mechanisms by which the amputated dentin-pulp interface is therapeutically healed determine the properties of the barrier at this site and play a critical role in the outcome of vital pulp therapy. Healing of the dentin-pulp complex proceeds either by natural repair-which results in defensive hard-tissue formation, or therapeutically regulated dentin regeneration, which aims to

  8. A vital statistics-based procedure for estimating conception rates

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas W. Pullum; Stephen J. Williams

    1977-01-01

    A method for estimating conception rates, using vital statistics data, is developed and applied to data on five-year age groups\\u000a of California women for 1971. The approach is deterministic and allocates total exposure time to the known pregnancy outcomes\\u000a of live birth, spontaneous abortion, and induced abortion. The population at risk is defined to exclude women who are known\\u000a to

  9. Vitality enhancement of the rehydrated active dry wine yeast.

    PubMed

    Rodríguez-Porrata, B; Novo, M; Guillamón, J; Rozès, N; Mas, A; Otero, R Cordero

    2008-08-15

    In winemaking, spontaneous grape must fermentations have been replaced by inoculation of commercial active dry wine yeast (ADWY). Yeast rehydration is the key to avoiding stuck and sluggish fermentations. Despite the importance of this step, not enough is known about what this process implies for winemaking as a whole or about what kind of practices could help to improve it. The main aim of this study is to determine the best yeast rehydration conditions for ensuring good cell viability and vitality before inoculation into the must. The experimental rehydration media in this study can be divided into four groups: carbon and nitrogen compounds, metallic ions, oxidant and antioxidant agents, and membrane fluidity agents. We studied the biochemical and biophysical behaviour of ADWY after rehydration in the various media under oenological conditions, i.e. incubation at 37 degrees C for 30 min. The viability of rehydrated yeast cells was evaluated by plating, and assessed by fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry. The vitality of rehydrated cells was estimated by indirect impedance. The rehydrating solution complemented with magnesium provided the best vitality rate because the time taken to reach the activity threshold was cut by two thirds. This improvement was also illustrated by the less time needed to stop the leakage of intracellular compounds during the rehydration process. PMID:18619697

  10. Strengthening ecological mindfulness through hybrid learning in vital coalitions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sol, Jifke; Wals, Arjen E. J.

    2015-03-01

    In this contribution a key policy `tool' used in the Dutch Environmental Education and Learning for Sustainability Policy framework is introduced as a means to develop a sense of place and associated ecological mindfulness. The key elements of this tool, called the vital coalition, are described while an example of its use in practice, is analysed using a form of reflexive monitoring and evaluation. The example focuses on a multi-stakeholder learning process around the transformation of a somewhat sterile pre-school playground into an intergenerational green place suitable for play, discovery and engagement. Our analysis of the policy-framework and the case leads us to pointing out the importance of critical interventions at so-called tipping points within the transformation process and a discussion of the potential of hybrid learning in vital coalitions in strengthening ecological mindfulness. This paper does not focus on establishing an evidence base for the causality between this type of learning and a change in behavior or mindfulness among participants as a result contributing to a vital coalition but rather focusses on the conditions, processes and interventions that allow for such learning to take place in the first place.

  11. Appearance-Based Recognition of Signs in American Sign Language

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    Keysers, Daniel

    . · For decision making, appearance-based features are extracted from the camera frame images. General Architecture · Architecture of the Sign Language translation system Capture Feature Extraction TranslationRecognition Decision (2 cameras) · Signers: 1 man and 2 women Camera 0: Camera 1: Experimental Results BOSTON10 (using one

  12. Animated American Sign Language Dictionary

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created and maintained by Randy Stine, an ASL enthusiast, this site is designed to help users learn about ASL and the Deaf community. The heart of the site is the Dictionary, a collection of basic words that are signed in a brief video sequence, a simple, but very clever idea. The Dictionary also contains the signs for A to Z and 0 to 9. Users will also find a large number of resources for and about the Deaf community. These include related links, articles, services, and non-profit agencies.

  13. Developing New Mexico Health Care Policy: An application of the Vital Issues Process

    SciTech Connect

    Engi, D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Icerman, L. [Icerman & Associates, Santa Fe, NM (United States)

    1995-06-01

    The Vital Issues Process, developed by the Sandia National Laboratories Strategic Technologies Department, was utilized by the Health Care Task Force Advisory Group to apply structure to their policy deliberations. By convening three expert panels, an overarching goal for the New Mexico health care system, seven desired outcomes, nine policy options, and 17 action items were developed for the New Mexico health care system. Three broadly stated evaluation criteria were articulated and used to produce relative rankings of the desired outcomes and policy options for preventive care and information systems. Reports summarizing the policy deliberations were submitted for consideration by the Health Care Task Force, a Joint Interim Committee of the New Mexico Legislature, charged with facilitating the development and implementation of a comprehensive health care delivery system for New Mexico. The Task Force reported its findings and recommendations to the Second Session of the 41st New Mexico State Legislature in January 1994.

  14. Sample registration of vital events with verbal autopsy: a renewed commitment to measuring and monitoring vital statistics.

    PubMed Central

    Setel, Philip W.; Sankoh, Osman; Rao, Chalapati; Velkoff, Victoria A.; Mathers, Colin; Gonghuan, Yang; Hemed, Yusuf; Jha, Prabhat; Lopez, Alan D.

    2005-01-01

    Registration of births, recording deaths by age, sex and cause, and calculating mortality levels and differentials are fundamental to evidence-based health policy, monitoring and evaluation. Yet few of the countries with the greatest need for these data have functioning systems to produce them despite legislation providing for the establishment and maintenance of vital registration. Sample vital registration (SVR), when applied in conjunction with validated verbal autopsy procedures and implemented in a nationally representative sample of population clusters represents an affordable, cost-effective, and sustainable short- and medium-term solution to this problem. SVR complements other information sources by producing age-, sex-, and cause-specific mortality data that are more complete and continuous than those currently available. The tools and methods employed in an SVR system, however, are imperfect and require rigorous validation and continuous quality assurance; sampling strategies for SVR are also still evolving. Nonetheless, interest in establishing SVR is rapidly growing in Africa and Asia. Better systems for reporting and recording data on vital events will be sustainable only if developed hand-in-hand with existing health information strategies at the national and district levels; governance structures; and agendas for social research and development monitoring. If the global community wishes to have mortality measurements 5 or 10 years hence, the foundation stones of SVR must be laid today. PMID:16184280

  15. The HyperSign Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Abdulezer, Susan

    This report describes ongoing activities and results of the HyperSign Immersion Project developed at the Public School for the Deaf in New York City, New York. The project's objectives were to: (1) provide a means to enable Deaf students to assume a self-directed role in education; (2) provide an on-site prototype of a technologically supportive…

  16. The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lucas, Ceil, Ed.

    This collection of papers examines how sign languages are distributed around the world; what occurs when they come in contact with spoken and written languages, and how signers use them in a variety of situations. Each chapter introduces the key issues in a particular area of inquiry and provides a comprehensive review of the literature. The seven…

  17. Noise, sign problems, and statistics

    E-print Network

    Michael G. Endres; David B. Kaplan; Jong-Wan Lee; Amy N. Nicholson

    2011-06-01

    We show how sign problems in simulations of many-body systems can manifest themselves in the form of heavy-tailed correlator distributions, similar to what is seen in electron propagation through disordered media. We propose an alternative statistical approach for extracting ground state energies in such systems, illustrating the method with a toy model and with lattice data for unitary fermions.

  18. Skin Signs in Anorexia nervosa

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Strumìa; E. Varotti; E. Manzato; M. Gualandi

    2001-01-01

    Background: Eating disorders are becoming an epidemic in Europe, particularly among young women, but European studies concerning this topic are few. In eating disorders, significant medical complications occur in all of the primary human organ systems, including the skin. Objective: The purpose of this study was to improve the knowledge of skin signs in anorexia nervosa (AN) and verify whether

  19. Signs and Practices: Coordinating Service and Relationships

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Helge Löbler

    2010-01-01

    The world is full of signs (symbols, signifiers). They guide us in supermarkets, on highways and in airports. They even guide\\u000a us to the right bathroom. Signs have a huge impact if they are used as logos or in advertisements. Signs also help us when\\u000a we read manuals or when we use a remote control. Signs are used everywhere. Signs

  20. Healthy SignsHealthy SignsHealthy Signs Mission of NCDHR: To promote health and prevent

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    Goldman, Steven A.

    on Deaf people's experiences with the healthcare system. NCDHR is hoping to recruit 300 participants. Help Visits! Deaf Healthcare Survey Update! Deaf Health Literacy and Cardiovascular Risk Study Underway! What Screening Visits! Sign up to take the Deaf Healthcare Survey! At the end of November, NCDHR kicked off

  1. Old Signs, New Signs, Whose Signs? Sociolinguistic Variation in the NZSL Lexicon

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    McKee, Rachel; McKee, David

    2011-01-01

    Lexicographers, teachers and interpreters of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) are challenged by the degree of lexical variation that exists in this young language. For instance, most numerals between one and twenty have two or more variants in common use (McKee, McKee, and Major 2008), a situation that contrasts with most established spoken…

  2. Effects of Varying Rate of Signing on ASL Manual Signs and Nonmanual Markers

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    Wilbur, Ronnie B.

    2009-01-01

    Spoken languages are characterized by flexible, multivariate prosodic systems. As a natural language, American Sign Language (ASL), and other sign languages (SLs), are also expected to be characterized in the same way. Artificially created signing systems for classroom use, such as signed English, serve as a contrast to natural sign languages. The…

  3. Heterogeneous Data Sources for Signed Language Analysis and Synthesis: The SignCom Project

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , and body throughout language production. To respond, the SignCom Project uses both video data and motionHeterogeneous Data Sources for Signed Language Analysis and Synthesis: The SignCom Project Kyle in the SignCom project may be used for the analysis and synthesis of French Sign Language (LSF) utterances

  4. Sign-Sign Algorithm for Unbiased IIR Filtering in Impulsive Noise

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    So, Hing-Cheung

    the signs of the regressor term and error function are required in up- dating the resultant algorithmSign-Sign Algorithm for Unbiased IIR Filtering in Impulsive Noise H. C. So Department of Computer Filtering, Impulsive Noise Abstract : A new equation-error based sign-sign algorithm, which is derived from

  5. Engineering Program Sign-up | 2014 Page 1 ENGINEERING PROGRAM SIGN-UP (EPS) SYSTEM

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    Engineering Program Sign-up | 2014 Page 1 ENGINEERING PROGRAM SIGN-UP (EPS) SYSTEM Students who want to apply for a second-year major program in Engineering will sign up via will sign up via student ID #: #12;Engineering Program Sign-Up | 2014 Page 2 PLEASE NOTE: Since the 2011-2012 academic year

  6. 75 FR 60459 - National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics; Nominations

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  7. 46 CFR 108.403a - Fire extinguishing systems: Non-vital services.

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    2010-10-01

    ...false Fire extinguishing systems: Non-vital services...SECURITY (CONTINUED) A-MOBILE OFFSHORE DRILLING UNITS ...EQUIPMENT Fire Extinguishing Systems § 108.403a Fire extinguishing systems: Non-vital...

  8. 46 CFR 108.403a - Fire extinguishing systems: Non-vital services.

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    2011-10-01

    ...false Fire extinguishing systems: Non-vital services...SECURITY (CONTINUED) A-MOBILE OFFSHORE DRILLING UNITS ...EQUIPMENT Fire Extinguishing Systems § 108.403a Fire extinguishing systems: Non-vital...

  9. 75 FR 52950 - National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting

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  18. 76 FR 61706 - National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting

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  19. Eponymous Dermatological Signs in Bullous Dermatoses

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    Ganapati, Sentamilselvi

    2014-01-01

    Clinical signs are evolved by clinicians through their careful clinical examination. Medical professionals are generally familiar with these signs because of the emphasis given to them by the teaching faculty while they were students. Some of these signs are eponymously named after the clinicians giving credit to their observation. Eponymous signs in vesiculobullous diseases such as Nikolsky sign and Asboe Hansen sign (Bulla spread sign) are well known and were described during the 19th and 20th century, respectively. Cerebriform tongue in pemphigus vegetans was described by Premalatha (1981) three decades ago and is well recognized and cited in several text books and articles in leading journals. All these signs are revisited below with an emphasis on cerebriform tongue in pemphigus vegetans which could eponymously be called as Premalatha sign. PMID:24470655

  20. LPT. Low power test control building (TAN641) east facade. Sign ...

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    LPT. Low power test control building (TAN-641) east facade. Sign says "Energy and Systems Technology Laboratory, INEL" (Post-ANP-use). Camera facing west. INEEL negative no. HD-40-3-2 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Area North, Scoville, Butte County, ID

  1. Sign-Selected Quadrupole Train

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    Bernstein, R.; NuTeV Collaboration

    1994-05-03

    The design of the Sign-Selected Quadrupole Train for E-815 (NuTeV) is set forth. The relevant physics requirements are explained. The optics of the beam are presented, along with an explanation of the proton dumping scheme. A discussion of rates and backgrounds follows, with special care given to backgrounds from scraping and obstructions. The relevant tolerances for beam construction are given and justified by simulations of the beamline. This leads to a discussion of the beam monitoring.

  2. Active aging promotion: results from the vital aging program.

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    Caprara, Mariagiovanna; Molina, María Ángeles; Schettini, Rocío; Santacreu, Marta; Orosa, Teresa; Mendoza-Núñez, Víctor Manuel; Rojas, Macarena; Fernández-Ballesteros, Rocío

    2013-01-01

    Active aging is one of the terms in the semantic network of aging well, together with others such as successful, productive, competent aging. All allude to the new paradigm in gerontology, whereby aging is considered from a positive perspective. Most authors in the field agree active aging is a multidimensional concept, embracing health, physical and cognitive fitness, positive affect and control, social relationships and engagement. This paper describes Vital Aging, an individual active aging promotion program implemented through three modalities: Life, Multimedia, and e-Learning. The program was developed on the basis of extensive evidence about individual determinants of active aging. The different versions of Vital Aging are described, and four evaluation studies (both formative and summative) are reported. Formative evaluation reflected participants' satisfaction and expected changes; summative evaluations yielded some quite encouraging results using quasi-experimental designs: those who took part in the programs increased their physical exercise, significantly improved their diet, reported better memory, had better emotional balance, and enjoyed more cultural, intellectual, affective, and social activities than they did before the course, thus increasing their social relationships. These results are discussed in the context of the common literature within the field and, also, taking into account the limitations of the evaluations accomplished. PMID:23476644

  3. Active Aging Promotion: Results from the Vital Aging Program

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    Caprara, Mariagiovanna; Molina, María Ángeles; Schettini, Rocío; Santacreu, Marta; Orosa, Teresa; Mendoza-Núñez, Víctor Manuel; Rojas, Macarena; Fernández-Ballesteros, Rocío

    2013-01-01

    Active aging is one of the terms in the semantic network of aging well, together with others such as successful, productive, competent aging. All allude to the new paradigm in gerontology, whereby aging is considered from a positive perspective. Most authors in the field agree active aging is a multidimensional concept, embracing health, physical and cognitive fitness, positive affect and control, social relationships and engagement. This paper describes Vital Aging, an individual active aging promotion program implemented through three modalities: Life, Multimedia, and e-Learning. The program was developed on the basis of extensive evidence about individual determinants of active aging. The different versions of Vital Aging are described, and four evaluation studies (both formative and summative) are reported. Formative evaluation reflected participants' satisfaction and expected changes; summative evaluations yielded some quite encouraging results using quasi-experimental designs: those who took part in the programs increased their physical exercise, significantly improved their diet, reported better memory, had better emotional balance, and enjoyed more cultural, intellectual, affective, and social activities than they did before the course, thus increasing their social relationships. These results are discussed in the context of the common literature within the field and, also, taking into account the limitations of the evaluations accomplished. PMID:23476644

  4. Vital phase of space science. [solar terrestrial interactions

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    Parker, E. N.

    1994-01-01

    Space science began with the indirect phase where the activity in space was inferred from such terrestrial phenomena as geomagnetic storms, ionospheric variations, and fluctuations in the cosmic ray intensity. The direct phase was initiated with spaceflight placing instruments directly in space and permitting the direct observation of UV and X rays, as well as precision observations of solar luminosity variations. The evidence from these many direct studies, together with the historical record of terrestrial conditions, shows that the variations of the luminosity of the Sun affect the terrestrial atmosphere at all levels, with devastating changes in climate tracking the major changes in the activity level and luminosity of the Sun. The quantification and understanding of this vital connection should be the first priority of space science and geophysics, from oceans and atmosphere through the ionosphere, magnetosphere, and all the way to the convective zone of the Sun. It becomes the vital phase of space science, focused on the basic science of the changing habitability of Earth.

  5. A worksite vitality intervention to improve older workers' lifestyle and vitality-related outcomes: results of a randomised controlled trial

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    Strijk, Jorien E; Proper, Karin I; van Mechelen, Willem

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of a worksite vitality intervention on vigorous physical activity (VPA), fruit intake, aerobic capacity, mental health and need for recovery after work among older hospital workers (ie, 45?years and older). Methods The 6-month intervention was evaluated using a randomised controlled trial design. Workers who were randomised to the intervention group (n=367; control: n=363) received the Vital@Work intervention containing (1) a Vitality Exercise Program (VEP) combined with (2) three visits to Personal Vitality Coach. The VEP consisted of a weekly yoga session, a weekly workout session and weekly unsupervised aerobic exercising. Free fruit was provided at the VEP. Data on the outcome measures were collected (ie, year 2009–2010) at baseline (n=730) and 6?months of follow-up after baseline (n=575) using questionnaires, accelerometers and 2?km walk tests. Effects were analysed according to the intention-to-treat principle with complete cases (n=575) and imputed data (n=730) using linear regression analyses. Additional analyses were performed for high yoga and workout compliance (ie, >mean number of sessions). Results Effects were found for sports activities (?=40.4?min/week, 95% CI 13.0 to 67.7) and fruit intake (?=2.7 pieces/week, 95% CI 0.07 to 4.7) and were stronger for workers with high compliance to yoga (sport: ?=49.6?min/week, 95% CI 13.9 to 85.2; fruit: ?=3.8 pieces/week, 95% CI 1.1 to 6.4) and workout sessions (sport: ?=72.9?min/week, 95% CI 36.1 to 109.8; fruit: ?=4.0 pieces/week, 95% CI 1.1 to 6.4). The intervention group lowered their need for recovery, when compared to controls (?=?3.5, 95% CI ?6.4 to ?0.54), with stronger effects for high workout compliance (?=?5.3, 95% CI ?9.3 to ?1.3). No effects were found on VPA, aerobic capacity or mental health. Conclusions Implementation of worksite yoga and workout facilities and minimal fruit interventions should be considered by employers to promote transitions into healthier lifestyles and thereby health. PMID:22268128

  6. Underestimates of unintentional firearm fatalities: comparing Supplementary Homicide Report data with the National Vital Statistics System

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    C Barber; D Hemenway; J Hochstadt; D Azrael

    2002-01-01

    Objective: A growing body of evidence suggests that the nation’s vital statistics system undercounts unintentional firearm deaths that are not self inflicted. This issue was examined by comparing how unintentional firearm injuries identified in police Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data were coded in the National Vital Statistics System.Methods: National Vital Statistics System data are based on death certificates and divide

  7. Laboratory Safety Survey Sec. Area of Interest

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    Gelfond, Michael

    Laboratory Safety Survey Room: PI: Date: Sec. Area of Interest A General Lab Safety Y N N/A COS 1? MSDS Available? 4 Do lab personnel know location of safety plan? 5 Is there disinfectant Biohazard signs properly posted? 2 Radiation signs properly posted? 3 Do lab personnel know MSDS location

  8. Carcinogen Control in the Chemical Laboratory.

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    Johnson, James S.

    1981-01-01

    Presents general and specific guidelines for handling carcinogens. Additional topics include: definition of potential occupational carcinogens; classification of carcinogens; inventory requirements; signs and labels for materials and laboratories; decontamination and disposal procedures; medical surveillance for employees working with controlled…

  9. Exploring the Ancestral Roots of American Sign Language: Lexical Borrowing from Cistercian Sign Language and French Sign Language

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    Cagle, Keith Martin

    2010-01-01

    American Sign Language (ASL) is the natural and preferred language of the Deaf community in both the United States and Canada. Woodward (1978) estimated that approximately 60% of the ASL lexicon is derived from early 19th century French Sign Language, which is known as "langue des signes francaise" (LSF). The lexicon of LSF and ASL may be derived…

  10. 30 CFR 56.12021 - Danger signs.

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    2011-07-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Electricity § 56.12021 Danger signs. Suitable danger signs shall be posted at all major electrical...

  11. 30 CFR 57.12021 - Danger signs.

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    2010-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Electricity Surface and Underground § 57.12021 Danger signs. Suitable danger signs shall be posted at all major...

  12. 30 CFR 57.12021 - Danger signs.

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    2011-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Electricity Surface and Underground § 57.12021 Danger signs. Suitable danger signs shall be posted at all major...

  13. 30 CFR 57.12021 - Danger signs.

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    2012-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Electricity Surface and Underground § 57.12021 Danger signs. Suitable danger signs shall be posted at all major...

  14. 30 CFR 57.12021 - Danger signs.

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    2013-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Electricity Surface and Underground § 57.12021 Danger signs. Suitable danger signs shall be posted at all major...

  15. 30 CFR 56.12021 - Danger signs.

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    2013-07-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Electricity § 56.12021 Danger signs. Suitable danger signs shall be posted at all major electrical...

  16. Derivative Sign Patterns in Two Dimensions

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    Schilling, Kenneth

    2013-01-01

    Given a function defined on a subset of the plane whose partial derivatives never change sign, the signs of the partial derivatives form a two-dimensional pattern. We explore what patterns are possible for various planar domains.

  17. Head and Neck Cancer: Symptoms and Signs

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    ... Symptoms and Signs Request Permissions Print to PDF Head and Neck Cancer: Symptoms and Signs Approved by the Cancer. ... Emotions Research and Advocacy Survivorship Blog About Us Head and Neck Cancer Guide Cancer.Net Guide Head and Neck ...

  18. Volunteer Sign Up College of Engineering

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    Volunteer Sign Up College of Engineering 100th Anniversary Reunion September 20-23 2012 CONTACT INFORMATION First Name Last Name Address Office Room # Phone # Cell # Email Address VOLUNTEER POSITION SIGN UP

  19. The lepton flavor violating decay {tau}{sup {+-}} {yields} Micro-Sign {sup {+-}} Micro-Sign {sup {+-}} Micro-Sign {sup Minus-Or-Plus-Sign} at LHCb

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    Keune, A., E-mail: anne.keune@epfl.ch [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Laboratoire de Physique des Hautes Energies (Switzerland)

    2012-09-15

    The possibility of improving the limit on the branching fraction of the lepton flavor violating decay {tau}{sup {+-}} {yields} Micro-Sign {sup {+-}} Micro-Sign {sup {+-}} Micro-Sign {sup Minus-Or-Plus-Sign} at LHCb is discussed. It is shown that a simple, cut-based analysis is sufficient to improve the upper limit on this branching fraction within the lifetime of LHCb.

  20. Vitality and growth in HIV-infected gay men.

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    Schwartzberg, S S

    1994-02-01

    The emphasis in the psychosocial literature on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has been placed, correctly, on the traumatic impact of AIDS in terms of mortality, bereavement, suicide, psychopathology, and coping with life amid enormous multiple stressors. However, an important aspect of the HIV epidemic has been paid only minimal attention: many HIV-positive gay men have experienced beneficial, or even life-transforming, aspects of their situation. Seven HIV-positive gay men are described here who have successfully integrated HIV into a framework of world- and self-beliefs that allows for coherence, stability, emotional vitality, and positive self-regard. Eight general characteristics of these men are presented. These men represent a subgroup from a sample of 19 subjects in a qualitative clinical interview study exploring how HIV-positive gay men ascribe meaning to AIDS and their own HIV infection [1]. PMID:8184322

  1. Flight simulation - A vital and expanding technology in aircraft development

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    Reynolds, P. A.; Hall, G. W.

    1978-01-01

    Flight simulation, both ground and in-flight, is experiencing major technological improvement and growth. The increased capabilities are providing new opportunities for support of the aircraft development process. The development of faster digital computers, improved visual displays, better motion systems and increased interest in simulation fidelity has improved the ground simulator to the point where it accomplishes a major portion of the aircraft development before work on the flight article begins. The efficiency of the ground simulator as a forecaster for the flight testing phase is becoming well established. In-flight simulation is properly being used to bridge the gap between the ground simulator and the flight test article. Simulation provides the vital link between analysis, aerodynamic tests, and subsystem tests and the flight test article. This paper describes the latest advances in flight simulation and its increasing role in the aircraft development process.

  2. Vital Statistics of the United States, 1997, Volume I, Natality

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    In 2000 the National Center for Health Statistics released the second installment of Vital Statistics of the United States, 1997, Volume I, Natality, adding twelve tables of data on births and fertility in the US to the twelve released in April. (There are 39 tables total with the remaining 15 to be released later this year.) The tables break down data on births, birth rates, and fertility rates by race, age, state and region, residency status, martial status, place of delivery, prenatal care, and other indicators. Many of the tables include data from previous years for the sake of comparison, reaching back in some cases to 1909. The Technical Appendix offers detailed descriptions of the data included, and all tables are posted individually in .pdf format.

  3. Rejuvenating Effects of Facial Hydrofilling using Restylane Vital

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    Lee, Bong Moo; Choi, Won Seok

    2015-01-01

    Background Morphological changes that accompany aging, such as wrinkles and skin laxity, are particularly prominent on facial skin. Recently, facial rejuvenation using the hydrofilling effect of hyaluronic acid (HA) filler has been employed for improvement of skin texture. In this study, we studied rejuvenating effects of stabilized HA (Restylane Vital) through direct intradermal injections. Methods A total of 30 female patients underwent a series of procedures on face, including three sessions at intervals of four weeks. A total of 2 mL of Restylane Vital was injected along the whole face using an automatic injector. Improvement of skin surface roughness, elasticity, brightness, moisture, and fine wrinkles was evaluated. Patient satisfaction was evaluated, and pictures of patients were taken at each visit and 6 months after last treatment session. Scoring for each patient was performed by three doctors according in five subjects. Moisture, oil and elasticity were measured before the procedure and before the last treatment in 10 patients. Results The majority of patients (77%) were satisfied with the therapeutic outcomes. Approximately 66% of patients responded that the effects of this procedure persisted for longer than four months, and the majority of patients (77%) wanted to undergo this procedure again and would recommend this procedure to acquaintances. Regarding doctors' evaluation, scores for improvement of skin surface roughness, elasticity, and brightness were significantly higher than those for improvement of moisture and fine wrinkle. Conclusions Intradermal injection of HA can have a rejuvenating effect on dry and tired facial skin, especially in improvement of skin surface roughness. PMID:26015882

  4. Noun morphology in Italian Sign Language (LIS)

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    Elena Pizzuto; Serena Corazza

    1996-01-01

    It has been reported that in at least some sign languages such as ASL, nominal signs possess little or no inflectional morphology. Previous analyses of Italian Sign Language (LIS), have shown that LIS nouns exhibit some inflectional properties, and these influence the behavior of verbs. Most of these data, however, were limited to one variety of LIS used in Palermo,

  5. Sign Language Planning: Pragmatism, Pessimism and Principles

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    Turner, Graham H.

    2009-01-01

    This article introduces the present collection of sign language planning studies. Contextualising the analyses against the backdrop of core issues in the theory of language planning and the evolution of applied sign linguistics, it is argued that--while the sociolinguistic circumstances of signed languages worldwide can, in many respects, be…

  6. A Segmental Framework for Representing Signs Phonetically

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    Johnson, Robert E.; Liddell, Scott K.

    2011-01-01

    The arguments for dividing the signing stream in signed languages into sequences of phonetic segments are compelling. The visual records of instances of actually occurring signs provide evidence of two basic types of segments: postural segments and trans-forming segments. Postural segments specify an alignment of articulatory features, both manual…

  7. Road traffic sign detection and classification

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    A. de la Escalera; L. E. Moreno; M. A. Salichs; J. M. Armingol

    1997-01-01

    A vision-based vehicle guidance system for road vehicles can have three main roles: (1) road detection; (2) obstacle detection; and (3) sign recognition. The first two have been studied for many years and with many good results, but traffic sign recognition is a less-studied field. Traffic signs provide drivers with very valuable information about the road, in order to make

  8. Language Standardization and Signed Language Dictionaries.

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    Johnston, Trevor

    2003-01-01

    Discusses the issue of the use of signed language dictionaries in the standardization of signed languages with reference to the Australian Sign language (Auslan) dictionaries. Details the structure of the Auslan dictionaries and argues that bilingual, bidirectional dictionaries of this type must be produced if communities are to encourage language…

  9. Dictionaries of African Sign Languages: An Overview

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    Schmaling, Constanze H.

    2012-01-01

    This article gives an overview of dictionaries of African sign languages that have been published to date most of which have not been widely distributed. After an introduction into the field of sign language lexicography and a discussion of some of the obstacles that authors of sign language dictionaries face in general, I will show problems…

  10. SPECTRALLY ARBITRARY COMPLEX SIGN PATTERN MATRICES

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    YUBIN GAO; YANLING SHAO; YIZHENG FAN

    2009-01-01

    An n × n complex sign pattern matrix S is said to be spectrallyarbitraryif for everymonic nth degree polynomial f (?) with coefficients from C, there is a complex matrix in the complex sign pattern class of S such that its characteristic polynomial is f (?). If S is a spectrally arbitrarycomplex sign pattern matrix, and no proper subpattern of

  11. Whats Inside: Payroll Sign-Up Packet

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    Whats Inside: Payroll Sign-Up Packet Forms Available On-Line Fall Executive Briefing: How to Deal.okstate.edu/osu_per A link for the New Employee Payroll Sign-up Packet has been added to the Latest Information area the Employment Action form, and information sheets that are part of the new em- ployee payroll sign-up packet

  12. Student Volunteer Sign Up College of Engineering

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    Student Volunteer Sign Up College of Engineering 100th Anniversary Reunion September 20-23 2012 CONTACT INFORMATION First Name Last Name Address Phone # Cell # Email Address VOLUNTEER POSITION SIGN UP Package Preparation and work bees VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SIGN UP Please check the event you would like

  13. Student Volunteer Sign Up College of Engineering

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    Student Volunteer Sign Up College of Engineering 100th Anniversary Reunion September 20-23 2012 POSITION SIGN UP Please check all the positions you would like to volunteer for: Thursday Evening, Welcome, Farewell Brunch Photographer July/August, Registration Package Preparation VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SIGN UP

  14. General traffic sign recognition by feature matching

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    FeiXiang Ren; Jinsheng Huang; Ruyi Jiang; Reinhard Klette

    2009-01-01

    Traffic sign recognition is a technology which allows us to recognize signs in real time, typically in videos, or sometimes just (off-line) in photos. It is used for Driver Assistance Systems (DAS), road surveys, or the management of road assets (to improve road safety). In this paper, we propose a method for general traffic sign recognition (tested for the New

  15. Surrounding Denver Metro Smart Sign Study

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    and the City of Boulder Over the course of the 2000 summer, the smart sign measured over 200,000 vehiclesSurrounding Denver Metro Smart Sign Study Summer 2000 Sponsored by the Regional Air Quality Council emissions (see figure below). The SMART SIGN uses an RSD 3000 detection system so all HC data in this report

  16. Global Warming: Early Warning Signs

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    This science-based world map depicts the local and regional consequences of global climate change. It identifies direct manifestations of a warming trend (fingerprints), and events that are consistent with the projections for global climate change and are likely to become more frequent and widespread with continued warming (harbingers). These signs are linked to a full description of conditions in that part of the world which indicate warming. A curriculum guide engages students in an exploration of the impacts of global climate change.

  17. New initiatives a condition of weapons lab's vitality

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    Crawford, M.

    1994-03-28

    Directors of the nation's three nuclear weapons research laboratories say shrinking budgets and loss of staff may seriously affect defense capabilities in the coming years. To safeguard this capacity, the steady recent erosion of funding for defense-related activities must be halted, and the federal government must commit to building large new research instruments that are needed to evaluate weapons performance and conduct fundamental science research, directors of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories told the House Armed Services Committee's Military Application of Nuclear Energy Panel at a March 22 hearing. Attracting young researchers to the weapons labs takes more than money for salaries; there must be cutting-edge research opportunities that in many cases may have no direct relationship to weapons work.

  18. Magnitude and sign correlations in heartbeat fluctuations

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    Ashkenazy, Y.; Ivanov, P. C.; Havlin, S.; Peng, C. K.; Goldberger, A. L.; Stanley, H. E.

    2001-01-01

    We propose an approach for analyzing signals with long-range correlations by decomposing the signal increment series into magnitude and sign series and analyzing their scaling properties. We show that signals with identical long-range correlations can exhibit different time organization for the magnitude and sign. We find that the magnitude series relates to the nonlinear properties of the original time series, while the sign series relates to the linear properties. We apply our approach to the heartbeat interval series and find that the magnitude series is long-range correlated, while the sign series is anticorrelated and that both magnitude and sign series may have clinical applications.

  19. Geometry Dependence of the Sign Problem

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    Iglovikov, Vladimir; Khatami, Ehsan; Fye, Richard; Scalettar, Richard

    2015-03-01

    The sign problem is a fundamental limitation to Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) simulations of the statistical mechanics of interacting fermions and frustrated quantum spins. We produced a comprehensive dataset on the geometry dependence of the sign problem for different densities, interaction strengths, inverse temperatures and spatial lattice sizes. We supplement this data with several observations concerning general patterns/trends in the data, including the dependence on spatial volume and how this can be probed by examining decoupled clusters, the scaling of the sign in the vicinity of a particle-hole symmetric point, and the correlation between the total sign and the signs of the individual spin up and spin down components.

  20. The South African Sign Language Machine Translation Project: Issues on Non-manual Sign Generation

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    van Zijl, Lynette

    -adjoining grammar parser approach in order to generate non-manual signs and construct a suitable signing space. We-manual Signs, Machine Translation, Sign Language 1. INTRODUCTION The South African Deaf community of an effort to develop assistive technologies to bridge the communication gap between the hearing and the Deaf

  1. Habitable worlds with no signs of life

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    Cockell, Charles S.

    2014-01-01

    ‘Most habitable worlds in the cosmos will have no remotely detectable signs of life’ is proposed as a biological hypothesis to be tested in the study of exoplanets. Habitable planets could be discovered elsewhere in the Universe, yet there are many hypothetical scenarios whereby the search for life on them could yield negative results. Scenarios for habitable worlds with no remotely detectable signatures of life include: planets that are habitable, but have no biosphere (Uninhabited Habitable Worlds); planets with life, but lacking any detectable surface signatures of that life (laboratory examples are provided); and planets with life, where the concentrations of atmospheric gases produced or removed by biota are impossible to disentangle from abiotic processes because of the lack of detailed knowledge of planetary conditions (the ‘problem of exoplanet thermodynamic uncertainty’). A rejection of the hypothesis would require that the origin of life usually occurs on habitable planets, that spectrally detectable pigments and/or metabolisms that produce unequivocal biosignature gases (e.g. oxygenic photosynthesis) usually evolve and that the organisms that harbour them usually achieve a sufficient biomass to produce biosignatures detectable to alien astronomers. PMID:24664917

  2. UNICOS reg sign security system

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    Vandevender, W.H.

    1992-09-17

    Developing security plans and supporting security tests is a very important part of the Department of Energy accreditation process. This paper will discuss the general testing methodology that was used to achieve DOE accreditation of the Secure UNICOS environment at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque. In addition, some specific security testing procedures, test and problem areas will be described.

  3. School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide

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    Brundage, Patricia; Palassis, John

    2006-01-01

    The guide presents information about ordering, using, storing, and maintaining chemicals in the high school laboratory. The guide also provides information about chemical waste, safety and emergency equipment, assessing chemical hazards, common safety symbols and signs, and fundamental resources relating to chemical safety, such as Material…

  4. Meibomian orifices and Marx's line. Studied by triple vital staining.

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    Norn, M

    1985-12-01

    The ciliary margins of the lower lids have been vital stained by the lipid-specific Sudan III powder, fluorescein 0.1% and the bottom of the lacrimal river (Marx's line) by lissamine green 1% in 100 cases. The Meibomian orifices are situated in a straight row just in front of the Marx's line in the lipid phase. With increasing age (greater than 50 years) the orifices are more often displaced and also discharge their lipid in the depth of the aqueous phase. The number averaged 21.5 in the lipid phase and 1.7 in the aqueous phase. Active orifices staining with lipid were found in 45% of all orifices in normals, independent of age, and were increased in conjunctivitis in the lipid phase. Lissamine green-stained orifices were independent of age, phase and diagnosis. The anterior edge of Marx's line may run an irregular course in elderly normals (greater than 50 years), significantly more often in conjunctivitis and blepharitis. PMID:2420147

  5. An innovative nonintrusive driver assistance system for vital signal monitoring.

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    Sun, Ye; Yu, Xiong Bill

    2014-11-01

    This paper describes an in-vehicle nonintrusive biopotential measurement system for driver health monitoring and fatigue detection. Previous research has found that the physiological signals including eye features, electrocardiography (ECG), electroencephalography (EEG) and their secondary parameters such as heart rate and HR variability are good indicators of health state as well as driver fatigue. A conventional biopotential measurement system requires the electrodes to be in contact with human body. This not only interferes with the driver operation, but also is not feasible for long-term monitoring purpose. The driver assistance system in this paper can remotely detect the biopotential signals with no physical contact with human skin. With delicate sensor and electronic design, ECG, EEG, and eye blinking can be measured. Experiments were conducted on a high fidelity driving simulator to validate the system performance. The system was found to be able to detect the ECG/EEG signals through cloth or hair with no contact with skin. Eye blinking activities can also be detected at a distance of 10 cm. Digital signal processing algorithms were developed to decimate the signal noise and extract the physiological features. The extracted features from the vital signals were further analyzed to assess the potential criterion for alertness and drowsiness determination. PMID:25375690

  6. Use of vital wheat gluten in aquaculture feeds

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    2013-01-01

    Summary In aquaculture, when alternative protein sources of Fish Meal (FM) in diets are investigated, Plant Proteins (PP) can be used. Among them, Vital Wheat Gluten (VWG) is a proteinaceous material obtained from wheat after starch extraction. “It is mainly composed of two types of proteins, gliadins and glutenins, which confer specific visco-elasticity that’s to say ability to form a network providing suitable binding. This will lead to specific technological properties that are notably relevant to extruded feeds”. Besides these properties, VWG is a high-protein ingredient with an interesting amino-acid profile. Whereas it is rather low in lysine, it contains more sulfur amino acids than other PP sources and it is high in glutamine, which is known to improve gut health and modulate immunity. VWG is a protein source with one of the highest nitrogen digestibility due to a lack of protease inhibitor activity and to the lenient process used to make the product. By this way, addition of VWG in diet does not adversely affect growth performance in many fish species, even at a high level, and may secure high PP level diets that can induce health damages. PMID:24237766

  7. VITALITY AFFECTS IN DANIEL STERN’S THINKING—A PSYCHOLOGICAL AND NEUROBIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

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    Ammaniti, Massimo; Ferrari, Pierfrancesco

    2014-01-01

    The goal of the present article is to deepen the theme of vitality, the topic of Daniel N. Stern’s last book, Forms of Vitality, published in 2010, which further conceptualized the vitality affects originally proposed in his book The Interpersonal World of the Infant, published in 1985. Vitality forms characterize personal feelings as well dynamics of movements. They are therefore related to feelings of agency and efficacy, and may be shaped and influenced by early interactions between caregivers and infants. In this ambit, infants experience a sense of personal efficacy and a hedonic pleasure when they are recognized and confirmed by their caregivers. The interactional perspective is further discussed considering psychoanalytical contributions and recent infant research. However, vitality, as Stern (2010) highlighted, is grounded in the body and more specifically in the brain. From a neurobiological perspective, we discuss the role of mirror neurons by considering inter subjective exchanges and infantile matching experiences, which influence the sense of vitality. PMID:25552782

  8. Mediating effect of Facebook addiction on the relationship between subjective vitality and subjective happiness.

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    Uysal, Recep; Satici, Seydi Ahmet; Akin, Ahmet

    2013-12-01

    This study examined the mediating effects of Facebook addiction on the relationship between subjective vitality and subjective happiness. 297 university students (157 women, 140 men; M age = 20.1 yr., SD = 1.3) were administered the Facebook Addiction Scale, the Subjective Vitality Scale, and the Subjective Happiness Scale. Hierarchical regression analysis showed that Facebook addiction partially mediated the relationship between subjective vitality and subjective happiness. PMID:24693824

  9. The IWAR range: a laboratory for undergraduate information assurance education

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    Joseph Schafer; Daniel J. Ragsdale; John R. Surdu; Curtis A. Carver

    2001-01-01

    This paper describes a unique resource at West Point, the Information Analysis and Research Laboratory, referred to as the IWAR range. The IWAR range is an isolated laboratory used by undergraduate students and faculty researchers. The IWAR is a production-system-like, heterogeneous environment. The IWAR has become a vital part of the Information Assurance curriculum at West Point. We use the

  10. Laboratory Health and Safety Procedure -1 -Bishop's University Safety Policy

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    Laboratory Health and Safety Procedure - 1 - Bishop's University Safety Policy 1.03 Laboratory Health and Safety Procedure Approved Date: September 13, 2010 Revised: September 13, 2010 Prepared by: Health and Safety Committee 1. Preamble Bishop's University has a vital interest in preventing accidents

  11. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease?

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    ... Twitter. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease? The signs and symptoms of coronary heart ... will have signs and symptoms of the disease. Heart Disease Signs and Symptoms The illustration shows the ...

  12. Solving linear programs from sign patterns

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    Satoru Iwata; Naonori Kakimura

    2008-01-01

    This paper is an attempt to provide a connection between qualitative matrix theory and linear programming. A linear program\\u000a $$\\\\max\\\\{cx \\\\mid Ax=b, x\\\\geq 0\\\\}$$ is said to be sign-solvable if the set of sign patterns of the optimal solutions is uniquely determined by the sign patterns of A, b, and c. It turns out to be NP-hard to decide whether

  13. Dimensions et measure de la vitalite linguistique (Dimensions and Measurement of Linguistic Vitality). Volume 1. Publication G-9.

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    McConnell, Grant D.; Gendron, Jean-Denis

    The first volume of a study of the vitality of written Indian languages explains a computerized system for rating vitality and tests certain demographic variables, with statistical analysis, to determine their influence on the vitality rating. An introductory section examines the concept of linguistic vitality and issues of its measurement. The…

  14. Bush Signs CAFTA into law

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    This past Tuesday, President Bush signed into law the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), but only after a rather protracted period of difficult and contentious debate in Congress. After signing the bill, Bush remarked that the agreement would defend against â??forces that oppose democracy, seek to limit economic freedom and want to drive a wedge between the United States and the rest of the Americas." Essentially, CAFTA eliminates a number of tariffs and opens up the region to goods and services originating in the United States. A number of critics emerged during the process of approving CAFTA, including those in organized labor and other industries, many of whom claimed that the agreement would result in fewer jobs in the sugar and textile industries. As CAFTA only squeaked by in the House during the approval process, a number of commentators have suggested that this does not bode well for other free trade agreements with Thailand and Bahrain that have been under development as of late.The first link leads to a Los Angeles Times piece that provides coverage of the recent passage of CAFTA into law. The second link leads to an online article from this Wednesdayâ??s San Francisco Chronicle about CAFTA, along with some informed commentary from Jon Haverman, a research fellow with the Public Policy Institute of California. The third link will lead visitors to a helpful news article from the Detroit News which discusses the potential effects that the passage of CAFTA may have on various labor groups. The fourth link leads to a Financial Times article (requiring a free trial subscription) that looks at the broader transformation of organized labor, with specific reference to CAFTA. The fifth link leads to a very helpful page maintained by the International Trade Administration within the US Department of Commerce where users can read official factsheets and press releases about CAFTA. The sixth and final link leads to a statement issued by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney on the passage of CAFTA by the House of Representatives.

  15. Subjective Frequency Ratings for 432 ASL Signs

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    Mayberry, Rachel I.; Hall, Matthew L.; Zvaigzne, Meghan

    2013-01-01

    Given the importance of lexical frequency for psycholinguistic research, and the lack of comprehensive frequency data for sign languages, we collected subjective estimates of lexical frequency for 432 signs in American Sign Language. Participants were 59 deaf signers who first began to acquire ASL at ages ranging from birth to 14 years with a minimum of 10 years experience. Subjective frequency estimates were made on a scale ranging from 1 = rarely see the sign to 7 = always see the sign. Mean subjective frequency ratings for individual signs did not vary in relation to age of sign language exposure (AoLE), chronological age, or length of ASL experience. Nor did AoLE show significant effects on response time for making the ratings. However, RT was highly correlated with mean frequency rating. These results suggest that the distributions of subjective lexical frequencies are consistent across signers with varying AoLE. The implications for research practice are that subjective frequency ratings from random samples of highly experienced deaf signers can provide a reasonable measures of lexical control in sign language experiments. The appendix gives the mean and median subjective frequency rating, and the median and mean log(RT) for the ASL signs for the entire sample; the supplemental material gives these measures for three AoLE groups, Native, Early, and Late. PMID:23943581

  16. Neural correlates of thinking in sign language.

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    McGuire, P K; Robertson, D; Thacker, A; David, A S; Kitson, N; Frackowiak, R S; Frith, C D

    1997-02-10

    Positron emission tomography (PET) was used to identify the brain regions activated during the 'inner signing' of sentences in subjects who were profoundly deaf and normally communicated using sign language. Although this appeared to involve the internal representation of hand and arm movements in space, it activated the left inferior frontal cortex rather than visuo-spatial areas. The activated region corresponds to that engaged during the silent articulation of sentences in hearing subjects. This suggests that 'inner signing' is mediated by similar regions to inner speech, and is consistent with neuropsychological data implicating the left hemisphere in the generation of sign language. PMID:9106749

  17. Signed magnification sums for general spherical lenses

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    Tsukamoto, Naoki; Harada, Tomohiro

    2013-01-01

    It is well known that the sum of signed magnifications is invariant for mass lens systems. In this paper, we discuss the signed magnification sums of general spherical lens models, including the singular isothermal sphere, the Schwarzschild lens, and the Ellis wormhole, the last of which is an example of the traversable wormholes of the Morris-Thorne class. We show that the signed magnification sums are a very useful tool to distinguish exotic lens objects. For example, we show that one can distinguish the Ellis wormholes from the Schwarzschild lens with the signed magnification sums.

  18. Interpretation of hand signs in Buddhist art.

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    Ghori, Ahmer K; Chung, Kevin C

    2007-01-01

    Hand signs (called mudras in Sanskrit) play an important role in Buddhist art. They represent specific events from the life of Sidharta Gautama, the founder of Buddhism. These events symbolize moral principles important to the discipline. There are six important hand signs: (1) dhyana mudra, (2) varada mudra, (3) abhaya mudra, (4) vitarka mudra, (5) dharmachakra mudra, and (6) bhumispara mudra. The use of these hand signs was popularized by Buddhist universities in India around the 4th or 5th century ad. This paper will examine the symbolism behind the six main hand signs and reveal their message, which will be valuable for modern society. PMID:17606078

  19. Science alliance: A vital ORNL-UT partnership

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    Richmond, C.R.; Riedinger, L.; Garritano, T.

    1991-01-01

    Partnerships between Department of Energy national laboratories and universities have long been keys to advancing scientific research and education in the United States. Perhaps the most enduring and closely knit of these relationships is the one between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Since its birth in the 1940's, ORNL has had a very special relationship with UT, and today the two institutions have closer ties than virtually any other university and national laboratory. Seven years ago, ORNL and UT began a new era of cooperation by creating the Science Alliance, a Center of Excellence at UT sponsored by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. As the oldest and largest of these centers, the Science Alliance is the primary vehicle through which Tennessee promotes research and educational collaboration between UT and ORNL. By letting the two institutions pool their intellectual and financial resources, the alliance creates a more fertile scientific environment than either could achieve on its own. Part of the UT College of Liberal Arts, the Science Alliance is composed of four divisions (Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Mathematics and Computer Science) that team 100 of the university's top faculty with their outstanding colleagues from ORNL.

  20. Battle fatigue intervention: a vital role for nursing.

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    Balacki, M F

    1992-04-01

    From both a strategic military point of view and in terms of the potential for long-term psychiatric disability, the impact of battle fatigue is extremely significant. Using the basic management principles of Brevity, Immediacy, Centrality, Expectancy, Proximity, and Simplicity, all members of the health team can provide successful intervention, returning as many as 80% of battle fatigue casualties to combat. These intervention techniques can be mastered by members of all specialties, not just mental health providers. With its health education mission, professional nursing has the distinct opportunity to take a leading role in educating, not just the medics and corpsmen who will most likely be the first to encounter battle fatigue casualties, but the line community as well. It is the line commanders who can institute preventive measures to minimize the risk of battle fatigue as well as recognize early signs and initiate intervention. This paper examines the many aspects of battle fatigue from contributing factors to management principles to prevention to assist professional nurses in understanding and carrying out their role. PMID:1620381

  1. Determination of ecologically vital groundwaters at selected sites in the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program

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    W. S. Vinikour; S. C. L. Yin

    1989-01-01

    The US Department of Energy is classifying groundwaters at sites in its Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). Of particular concern is the potential presence of groundwaters that are highly vulnerable to contamination and that are either (1) irreplaceable sources of drinking water or (2) ecologically vital. Conditions at nine FUSRAP sites were evaluated to determine if ecologically vital

  2. 77 FR 31515 - Validation of Merchant Mariners' Vital Information and Issuance of Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's...

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    2012-05-29

    ...Part 10 [Docket No. USCG-2004-17455] RIN 1625-AA85 Validation of Merchant Mariners' Vital Information and Issuance of Coast...published a notice of intent with request for comments titled ``Validation of Merchant Mariners' Vital Information and Issuance of...

  3. Ethnolinguistic Vitality and Language Use amongst Eastern European Migrants in East Anglia

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    Rasinger, Sebastian M.

    2010-01-01

    This paper discusses language usage patterns amongst Eastern European migrants living in the East Anglia region of Great Britain. It examines the relationship between individual speakers' language use and societal factors, with an emphasis of respondents' perceptions of ethnic, cultural and linguistic vitality. A linguistic vitality and language…

  4. Language Use and Ethnolinguistic Vitality of Turkish Compared with the Dutch in the Netherlands

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    Yagmur, Kutlay

    2009-01-01

    The focus of this paper is on the relationships between Turkish speakers' ethnolinguistic vitality (EV) perceptions and their language maintenance (LM), language use, and choice patterns. The theoretical framework of the study is based on Giles, Bourhis, and Taylor's (1977) EV theory. In line with the model, a subjective EV vitality questionnaire,…

  5. Digital literacy: A vital competence for 2010? Denise Leahy, Dudley Dolan

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Digital literacy: A vital competence for 2010? Denise Leahy, Dudley Dolan School of Computer literacy and has included this in the definition of eInclusion [2]. This paper defines digital literacy as a competence which is vital for all citizens, examines the changing definitions of digital literacy, looks

  6. Structure of the Heme d of Penicillium vitale and Escherichia coli Catalases*

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    Structure of the Heme d of Penicillium vitale and Escherichia coli Catalases* (Received-hydroxychlorin -spirolactone has been found in the crystal structures of Penicillium vitale catalase and Escherichia coli catalase hydroperoxidase II (HPII). The absolute stereochemistry of the two heme d chiral car- bon atoms

  7. Subjective Vitality as Mediator and Moderator of the Relationship between Life Satisfaction and Subjective Happiness

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    Uysal, Recep; Satici, Seydi Ahmet; Satici, Begüm; Akin, Ahmet

    2014-01-01

    In this study, the mediator and moderator effects of subjective vitality on the relationship between life satisfaction and subjective happiness were investigated. The participants were 378 university students who completed a questionnaire package that included the Subjective Vitality Scale, the Satisfaction with Life Scale, and the Subjective…

  8. The cognitive neuroscience of signed language.

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    Rönnberg, J; Söderfeldt, B; Risberg, J

    2000-12-01

    The present article is an assessment of the current state of knowledge in the field of cognitive neuroscience of signed language. Reviewed lesion data show that the left hemisphere is dominant for perception and production of signed language in aphasics, in a fashion similar to spoken language aphasia. Several neuropsychological dissociations support this claim: Non-linguistic visuospatial functions can be dissociated from spatial functions and general motor deficits can be dissociated from execution of signs. Reviewed imaging data corroborate the lesion data in that the importance of the left hemisphere is re-confirmed. The data also establish the role of the right hemisphere in signed language processing. Alternative hypotheses regarding what aspects of signed language processing are handled by the right hemisphere are currently tested. The second section of the paper starts by addressing the role that early acquisition of signed and spoken language play for the neurofunctional activation patterns in the brain. Compensatory cognitive and communicative enhancements have also been documented as a function of early sign language use, suggesting an interesting interaction between language and cognition. Recent behavioural data on sign processing in working memory--a cognitive system important for language perception and production suggest e.g. phonological loop effects analogous to those obtained for speech processing. Neuroimaging studies will have to address this potential communality. PMID:11194414

  9. Iconicity and Arbitrariness in Italian Sign Language.

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    Pietrandrea, Paola

    2002-01-01

    Presents results of a quantitative analysis that evaluates the incidence of iconicity in a sign language, Italian Sign Language (LIS). Argues that the high incidence of iconicity is a response to a need for economy. To justify the coexistence of iconicity and arbitrariness in the LIS lexicon, suggests a revisiting of the notion of arbitrariness.…

  10. A Natural Interface for Sign Language Mathematics

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    Nicoletta Adamo-villani; Bedrich Benes; Matt Brisbin; Bryce Hyland

    2006-01-01

    The general goal of our research is the creation of a natu- ral and intuitive interface for input and recognition of American Sign Language (ASL) math signs. The specific objective of this work is the development of two new interfaces for the Mathsignertm application. Mathsignertm is an interactive, 3D animation-based game designed to increase the mathematical skills of deaf children.

  11. The ATIS Sign Language Corpus Jan Bungeroth

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    van Zijl, Lynette

    in signing space. 1. Introduction In order to help deaf people with their everyday commu- nication challenges language fea- tures like the positioning of objects in signing space as it makes extensive use of spatial references refering to air- ports and other locations. Furthermore, it could support deaf people

  12. Sign Language Subtitling by Highly Comprehensible "Semantroids"

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    Adamo-Villani, Nicolleta; Beni, Gerardo

    2007-01-01

    We introduce a new method of sign language subtitling aimed at young deaf children who have not acquired reading skills yet, and can communicate only via signs. The method is based on: 1) the recently developed concept of "semantroid[TM]" (an animated 3D avatar limited to head and hands); 2) the design, development, and psychophysical evaluation…

  13. Phonological Awareness for American Sign Language

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    Corina, David P.; Hafer, Sarah; Welch, Kearnan

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the concept of phonological awareness (PA) as it relates to the processing of American Sign Language (ASL). We present data from a recently developed test of PA for ASL and examine whether sign language experience impacts the use of metalinguistic routines necessary for completion of our task. Our data show that deaf signers…

  14. Evaluation of alternative sign replacement strategies

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    McCaleb, James Bradley

    1996-01-01

    be maintained for ....signs which apply to all roads open to public travel. The purpose for developing such values is to insure that signs maintain a level of performance related to the minimum visibility requirements of drivers. In 1993 the Federal Highway...

  15. Enhancing Early Communication through Infant Sign Training

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    Thompson, Rachel H.; Cotnoir-Bichelman, Nicole M.; McKerchar, Paige M.; Tate, Trista L.; Dancho, Kelly A.

    2007-01-01

    Existing research suggests that there may be benefits to teaching signing to hearing infants who have not yet developed vocal communication. In the current study, each of 4 infants ranging in age from 6 to 10 months was taught a simple sign using delayed prompting and reinforcement. In addition, Experiment 1 showed that 2 children independently…

  16. Solar powered highway sign. Final report

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    R. L. Hayden; W. Hutter

    1980-01-01

    A roadside sign was equipped with lights powered by photovoltaic solar panels to improve nighttime visibility and evaluate equipment performance and needs. The photovoltaic panels were found to be reliable and effective for powering flashing lights on a highway warning sign. Cost of the panels is high so their use should be limited to locations where commercial electrical power is

  17. Historical Development of Hong Kong Sign Language

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    Sze, Felix; Lo, Connie; Lo, Lisa; Chu, Kenny

    2013-01-01

    This article traces the origins of Hong Kong Sign Language (hereafter HKSL) and its subsequent development in relation to the establishment of Deaf education in Hong Kong after World War II. We begin with a detailed description of the history of Deaf education with a particular focus on the role of sign language in such development. We then…

  18. Interview Sign-Ups: A Synergistic Approach.

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    Palmer, Raymond; Daring, Douglas

    1981-01-01

    Discusses a system of sign-up procedures for different student recruiting situations. Describes four methods including the open sign-up, lottery, preselection/prescreening, and advanced request. Considers factors involved in choosing the right method and in using a combination of methods. (RC)

  19. Microminiature Monitor for Vital Electrolyte and Metabolite Levels of Astronauts

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    Tohda, Koji; Gratzl, Miklos

    2004-01-01

    Ions, such as proton (pH) and potassium, play a crucial role in body fluids to maintain proper basic functioning of cells and tissues. Metabolites, such as glucose, control the energy available to the entire human body in normal as well as stress situations, and before, during, and after meals. These molecules diffuse easily between blood in the capillaries and the interstitial fluid residing between cells and tissues. We have developed and approach to monitoring of critical ions (called electrolytes) and glucose in the interstitial fluid under the human skin. Proton and potassium levels sensed using optode technology that translates the respective ionic concentrations into variable colors of corresponding ionophore/dye/polymeric liquid membranes. Glucose is monitored indirectly, by coupling through immobilized glucose oxidase with local pH that is then detected using a similar color scheme. The monitor consists of a tiny plastic bar, 100-200 microns wide and 1-2 mm long, placed just under the skin, with color changing spots for each analyte as well as blanks. The colors are read and translated into concentration values by a CCD camera. Direct optical coupling between the in vivo sensing bar and the ex vivo detector device requires no power, and thus eliminates the need for wires or optical fibers crossing the skin. The microminiature bar penetrates the skin easily and painlessly, so that astronauts could insert it themselves. The approach is fully compatible with telemetry in space, and thus, in vivo clinical data will be available real time in the Earth based command center once the device is fully developed. The information provided can be used for collecting hitherto unavailable vital data on clinical effects of space travel. Managing clinical emergencies in space with the sensor already in place should also become much more efficient than without a continuous monitor, as is currently the case. Civilian applications may include better glucose control of patients with moderate to severe diabetes: a growing health problem in the US and World-wide.

  20. Effects of Varying Rate of Signing on ASL Manual Signs and Nonmanual Markers

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    Wilbur, Ronnie B.

    2009-01-01

    Spoken languages are characterized by flexible, multivariate prosodic systems. As a natural language, American Sign Language (ASL), and other sign languages (SLs), are also expected to be characterized in the same way. Artificially created signing systems for classroom use, such as signed English, serve as a contrast to natural sign languages. The present article explores the effects of changes in signing rate on signs, pauses, and, unlike previous studies, a variety of nonmanual markers. Rate was a main effect on the duration of signs, the number of pauses and pause duration, the duration of brow raises, the duration of licensed lowered brows, the number and duration of blinks, all of which decreased with increased signing rate. This indicates that signers produced their different signing rates without making dramatic changes in the number of signs, but instead by varying the sign duration, in accordance with previous observations (Grosjean, 1978, 1979). These results can be brought to bear on three different issues: (1) the difference between grammatical nonmanuals and non-grammatical nonmanuals; (2) the fact that nonmanuals in general are not just a modality effect; and (3) the use of some nonmanuals as pragmatically determined as opposed to overt morphophonological markers reflecting the semantic–syntax–pragmatic interfaces. PMID:19624032

  1. Psychological processing of sign language: Effects of visual disruption on sign intelligibility

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ryan D. Tweney; Gary W. Heiman; Harry W. Hoemann

    1977-01-01

    Four experiments in which signed messages were subjected to varying amounts of disruption using repetitive temporal interruption (a modification of a procedure used with speech by G. A. Miller and J. C. Licklider, . In Exp I, 24 profoundly deaf and 24 hearing undergraduates were presented with nongrammatical lists of American Sign Language (ASL) signs; these proved to be resistant

  2. Sign Vocabulary in Deaf Toddlers Exposed to Sign Language since Birth

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rinaldi, Pasquale; Caselli, Maria Cristina; Di Renzo, Alessio; Gulli, Tiziana; Volterra, Virginia

    2014-01-01

    Lexical comprehension and production is directly evaluated for the first time in deaf signing children below the age of 3 years. A Picture Naming Task was administered to 8 deaf signing toddlers (aged 2-3 years) who were exposed to Sign Language since birth. Results were compared with data of hearing speaking controls. In both deaf and hearing…

  3. Sign Shop Artist Shows His Stuff Brian Bode, an artist in the Sign Shop,

    E-print Network

    Webb, Peter

    to brighten up their work area, so they came to the Sign Shop and quickly discovered that Brian BodeMay 2002 Sign Shop Artist Shows His Stuff Brian Bode, an artist in the Sign Shop, was recently asked to brighten up the Bursar's Office in the basement of Williamson Hall. Because

  4. Workplace Concepts in Sign and Text. A Computerized Sign Language Dictionary.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh.

    This document is a dictionary of essential vocabulary, signs, and illustrations of workplace activities to be used to train deaf or hearing-impaired adults. It contains more than 500 entries with workplace-relevant vocabulary, each including an illustration of the signed word or phrase in American Sign Language, a description of how to make the…

  5. Road Signs for UV-Completion

    E-print Network

    Gia Dvali; Andre Franca; Cesar Gomez

    2012-04-28

    We confront the concepts of Wilsonian UV-completion versus self-completion by Classicalization in theories with derivatively-coupled scalars. We observe that the information about the UV-completion road is encoded in the sign of the derivative terms. We note that the sign of the derivative couplings for which there is no consistent Wilsonian UV-completion is the one that allows for consistent classicalons. This is an indication that for such a sign the vertex must be treated as fundamental and the theory self-protects against potential inconsistencies, such as superluminality, via self-completion by classicalization. Applying this reasoning to the UV-completion of the Standard Model, we see that the information about the Higgs versus classicalization is encoded in the sign of the scattering amplitude of longitudinal W-bosons. Negative sign excludes Higgs or any other weakly-coupled Wilsonian physics.

  6. Applications of the 3-D Deterministic Transport Attila{reg_sign} for Core Safety Analysis

    SciTech Connect

    Lucas, D.S.; Gougar, D.; Roth, P.A.; Wareing, T.; Failla, G.; McGhee, J.; Barnett, A.

    2004-10-06

    An LDRD (Laboratory Directed Research and Development) project is ongoing at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) for applying the three-dimensional multi-group deterministic neutron transport code (Attila{reg_sign}) to criticality, flux and depletion calculations of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR). This paper discusses the model development, capabilities of Attila, generation of the cross-section libraries, and comparisons to an ATR MCNP model and future.

  7. The "eye of the tiger" sign in pure akinesia with gait freezing.

    PubMed

    Erro, Roberto; Amboni, Marianna; Vitale, Carmine; Longo, Katia; Rocco, Mariangela; Russo, Carmela; Pappatà, Sabina; Brunetti, Arturo; Barone, Paolo

    2011-08-01

    The "eye of the tiger" is a neuroradiologic sign due to iron deposition in the globus pallidus: it appears as diffuse low signal intensity with a central area of high signal intensity confined to the globus pallidus. The "eye of the tiger" sign has been associated with neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation type 1 (NBIA1), a condition caused by mutations in the gene encoding pantothenate kinase 2 (PANK2). However, the specificity of this neuroradiologic sign has been already challenged and it has been described in other neurodegenerative diseases. Here, we report the first case of a patient suffering from pure akinesia with gait freezing with the "eye of the tiger" sign in T2-weighted MRI sequences. All clinical, laboratory and radiologic data excluded other diagnosis and genetic testing excluded PANK2 mutations suggesting that the "eye of the tiger" is not specific for NBIA1 and may also occur in other movement disorders. PMID:21544665

  8. Stochastic block model and exploratory analysis in signed networks

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jiang, Jonathan Q.

    2015-06-01

    We propose a generalized stochastic block model to explore the mesoscopic structures in signed networks by grouping vertices that exhibit similar positive and negative connection profiles into the same cluster. In this model, the group memberships are viewed as hidden or unobserved quantities, and the connection patterns between groups are explicitly characterized by two block matrices, one for positive links and the other for negative links. By fitting the model to the observed network, we can not only extract various structural patterns existing in the network without prior knowledge, but also recognize what specific structures we obtained. Furthermore, the model parameters provide vital clues about the probabilities that each vertex belongs to different groups and the centrality of each vertex in its corresponding group. This information sheds light on the discovery of the networks' overlapping structures and the identification of two types of important vertices, which serve as the cores of each group and the bridges between different groups, respectively. Experiments on a series of synthetic and real-life networks show the effectiveness as well as the superiority of our model.

  9. 21 CFR 1305.03 - Distributions requiring a Form 222 or a digitally signed electronic order.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...a Form 222 or a digitally signed electronic order. Either a DEA Form 222 or its electronic equivalent as set forth in subpart...to a registered analytical laboratory or its agent approved by DEA. (d) Delivery from a central fill pharmacy, as...

  10. 21 CFR 1305.03 - Distributions requiring a Form 222 or a digitally signed electronic order.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...a Form 222 or a digitally signed electronic order. Either a DEA Form 222 or its electronic equivalent as set forth in subpart...to a registered analytical laboratory or its agent approved by DEA. (d) Delivery from a central fill pharmacy, as...

  11. 21 CFR 1305.03 - Distributions requiring a Form 222 or a digitally signed electronic order.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...a Form 222 or a digitally signed electronic order. Either a DEA Form 222 or its electronic equivalent as set forth in subpart...to a registered analytical laboratory or its agent approved by DEA. (d) Delivery from a central fill pharmacy, as...

  12. 21 CFR 1305.03 - Distributions requiring a Form 222 or a digitally signed electronic order.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...a Form 222 or a digitally signed electronic order. Either a DEA Form 222 or its electronic equivalent as set forth in subpart...to a registered analytical laboratory or its agent approved by DEA. (d) Delivery from a central fill pharmacy, as...

  13. Does walking change the Romberg sign?

    PubMed Central

    Findlay, Gordon F. G.; Trivedi, Jayesh M.; Jaffray, David C.

    2009-01-01

    The Romberg sign helps demonstrate loss of postural control as a result of severely compromised proprioception. There is still no standard approach to applying the Romberg test in clinical neurology and the criteria for and interpretation of an abnormal result continue to be debated. The value of this sign and its adaptation when walking was evaluated. Detailed clinical examination of 50 consecutive patients of cervical myelopathy was performed prospectively. For the walking Romberg sign, patients were asked to walk 5 m with their eyes open. This was repeated with their eyes closed. Swaying, feeling of instability or inability to complete the walk with eyes closed was interpreted as a positive walking Romberg sign. This test was compared to common clinical signs to evaluate its relevance. Whilst the Hoffman’s reflex (79%) was the most prevalent sign seen, the walking Romberg sign was actually present in 74.5% of the cases. The traditional Romberg test was positive in 17 cases and 16 of these had the walking Romberg positive as well. Another 21 patients had a positive walking Romberg test. Though not statistically significant, the mean 30 m walking times were slower in patients with traditional Romberg test than in those with positive walking Romberg test and fastest in those with neither of these tests positive. The combination of either Hoffman’s reflex and/or walking Romberg was positive in 96% of patients. The walking Romberg sign is more useful than the traditional Romberg test as it shows evidence of a proprioceptive gait deficit in significantly more patients with cervical myelopathy than is found on conventional neurological examination. The combination of Hoffman’s reflex and walking Romberg sign has a potential as useful screening tests to detect clinically significant cervical myelopathy. PMID:19387702

  14. Fiber optic based multiparametric spectroscopy in vivo: Toward a new quantitative tissue vitality index

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kutai-Asis, Hofit; Barbiro-Michaely, Efrat; Deutsch, Assaf; Mayevsky, Avraham

    2006-02-01

    In our previous publication (Mayevsky et al SPIE 5326: 98-105, 2004) we described a multiparametric fiber optic system enabling the evaluation of 4 physiological parameters as indicators of tissue vitality. Since the correlation between the various parameters may differ in various pathophysiological conditions there is a need for an objective quantitative index that will integrate the relative changes measured in real time by the multiparametric monitoring system into a single number-vitality index. Such an approach to calculate tissue vitality index is critical for the possibility to use such an instrument in clinical environments. In the current presentation we are reporting our preliminary results indicating that calculation of an objective tissue vitality index is feasible. We used an intuitive empirical approach based on the comparison between the calculated index by the computer and the subjective evaluation made by an expert in the field of physiological monitoring. We used the in vivo brain of rats as an animal model in our current studies. The rats were exposed to anoxia, ischemia and cortical spreading depression and the responses were recorded in real time. At the end of the monitoring session the results were analyzed and the tissue vitality index was calculated offline. Mitochondrial NADH, tissue blood flow and oxy-hemoglobin were used to calculate the vitality index of the brain in vivo, where each parameter received a different weight, in each experiment type based on their significance. It was found that the mitochondrial NADH response was the main factor affected the calculated vitality index.

  15. Acceptable alternatives for forced vital capacity in the spirometric diagnosis of bronchial asthma

    PubMed Central

    Lutfi, Mohamed Faisal

    2011-01-01

    Background: In patients with advanced obstructive ventilatory disorders, expiration may last for a relatively long time until the end-of-test standards for forced vital capacity (FVC) are satisfied. This may be difficult for both the patient and the technician. The Forced expiratory volume in 3 seconds (FEV3) and Forced expiratory volume in 6 seconds (FEV6) maneuvers are simple, undemanding and easier to perform when compared with FVC; however, their reliability to be used as alternatives for FVC is controversial. Aim: To judge whether FEV3 and FEV6 can be used instead of FVC in detecting airway obstruction in asthmatic patients. Settings and Design: This study was a cross-sectional case–control laboratory-based study. Materials and Methods: The study involved 40 known asthmatic patients and 40 apparently healthy, gender- and age-matched controls. Spirometery was used for assessing pulmonary function according to the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society criteria. Statistical Analysis: A significant difference in the means between the groups was performed using Student's t-test. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were used to compare efficiency of the studied spirometric measurements on asthma diagnosis. Results: The mean of FEV3 was not significantly different when compared with the mean of FVC (P = 0.352 for asthmatic patients and P = 0.957 for control group). This was also true when the mean of FEV6 was compared with the mean of FVC (P = 0.805 for asthmatic patients and P = 0.957 for control group). The area under the ROC curves of FEV1/FVC%, FEV1/FEV3% and FEV1/FEV6% were also comparable. Conclusion: FEV3 and FEV6 are accurate and reliable alternatives for FVC in assessing airway obstruction of asthmatic patients. PMID:23776767

  16. A Similarity Measure for Vision-Based Sign Recognition

    E-print Network

    Athitsos, Vassilis

    in a dictionary. However, when an American Sign Language (ASL) user encounters an unknown sign, looking up be addressed using a computer vision system that helps users look up the meaning of a sign. In that approach. However, when an American Sign Language (ASL) user encounters an unknown sign, looking up the meaning

  17. 15 CFR 265.14 - Signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...REGULATIONS GOVERNING TRAFFIC AND CONDUCT ON THE GROUNDS OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY, GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND, AND BOULDER AND FORT COLLINS, COLORADO Traffic and Vehicular Regulations § 265.14 Signs. Every driver...

  18. 15 CFR 265.14 - Signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...REGULATIONS GOVERNING TRAFFIC AND CONDUCT ON THE GROUNDS OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY, GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND, AND BOULDER AND FORT COLLINS, COLORADO Traffic and Vehicular Regulations § 265.14 Signs. Every driver...

  19. 10 CFR 20.1901 - Caution signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Section 20.1901 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION Precautionary Procedures...Caution signs. (a) Standard radiation symbol. Unless otherwise...requirements for standard radiation symbol....

  20. 10 CFR 20.1901 - Caution signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Section 20.1901 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION Precautionary Procedures...Caution signs. (a) Standard radiation symbol. Unless otherwise...requirements for standard radiation symbol....

  1. 10 CFR 20.1901 - Caution signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Section 20.1901 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION Precautionary Procedures...Caution signs. (a) Standard radiation symbol. Unless otherwise...requirements for standard radiation symbol....

  2. 10 CFR 20.1901 - Caution signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Section 20.1901 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION Precautionary Procedures...Caution signs. (a) Standard radiation symbol. Unless otherwise...requirements for standard radiation symbol....

  3. 10 CFR 20.1901 - Caution signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Section 20.1901 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION Precautionary Procedures...Caution signs. (a) Standard radiation symbol. Unless otherwise...requirements for standard radiation symbol....

  4. Astronauts and cosmonauts sign Gagarin's diary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    In keeping with Russian tradition, astronaut Norman E. Thagard (left), guest researcher, signs the diary of the late Yuriy A. Gagarin, the first Russian cosmonaut, as his Mir 18 crew mates members look on. Cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov (center), misson com

  5. 49 CFR 234.245 - Signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...TRANSPORTATION GRADE CROSSING SIGNAL SYSTEM SAFETY AND STATE ACTION PLANS Maintenance, Inspection, and Testing Maintenance Standards § 234.245 Signs...maintained in good condition and be visible to the highway user. Inspections and...

  6. 30 CFR 57.4101 - Warning signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Fire Prevention and Control Prohibitions/precautions/housekeeping § 57.4101 Warning signs. Readily visible...

  7. 30 CFR 56.4101 - Warning signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Fire Prevention and Control Prohibitions/precautions/housekeeping § 56.4101 Warning signs. Readily visible...

  8. 30 CFR 56.4101 - Warning signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Fire Prevention and Control Prohibitions/precautions/housekeeping § 56.4101 Warning signs. Readily visible...

  9. 30 CFR 57.4101 - Warning signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Fire Prevention and Control Prohibitions/precautions/housekeeping § 57.4101 Warning signs. Readily visible...

  10. 30 CFR 57.4101 - Warning signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Fire Prevention and Control Prohibitions/precautions/housekeeping § 57.4101 Warning signs. Readily visible...

  11. 30 CFR 56.4101 - Warning signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Fire Prevention and Control Prohibitions/precautions/housekeeping § 56.4101 Warning signs. Readily visible...

  12. 30 CFR 57.4101 - Warning signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Fire Prevention and Control Prohibitions/precautions/housekeeping § 57.4101 Warning signs. Readily visible...

  13. 30 CFR 57.4101 - Warning signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Fire Prevention and Control Prohibitions/precautions/housekeeping § 57.4101 Warning signs. Readily visible...

  14. 30 CFR 56.4101 - Warning signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Fire Prevention and Control Prohibitions/precautions/housekeeping § 56.4101 Warning signs. Readily visible...

  15. 30 CFR 56.4101 - Warning signs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...LABOR METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS-SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES Fire Prevention and Control Prohibitions/precautions/housekeeping § 56.4101 Warning signs. Readily visible...

  16. Signs For Communication And Safety In Transportation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Grosvenor, P. R.

    1983-08-01

    1.0 CURRENT FIBRE OPTIC EQUIPMENT 1.1 Motorway signs - communicating to the motorist Fibre optic technology has been used in motorway changeable message signs since the early 1970s. Although non fibre optic units of the bulb matrix type are also used, fibre optic signs have some considerable advantages, namely: a) The ability to project colour legends and if required multi-colour per legend b) Power consumption is only about half of the equivalent bulb matrix types, typically 70 watts c) Due to the use of tungsten halogen lamps the output is of a much whiter light d) Maintenance is considerably reduced as only one lamp per legend is used and this can easily be replaced via an access panel at the side of the sign case e) Lamp failure detection and stand-by legends f) Legends can be reprogrammed at the factory

  17. Phonological "Deviance" in British Sign Language Poetry.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sutton-Spence, Rachel

    2001-01-01

    Focuses on the phonological deviance of the poetry of Dorothy Miles, who composed her work in both British Sign Language and English. Analysis is based on three poems performed by Miles herself. (Author/VWL)

  18. Signs of Drug Abuse and Addiction

    MedlinePLUS

    ... to this page Signs of Drug Abuse and Addiction People with drug problems might act differently than ... En español "I feel so helpless against his addiction." Matt's brother Stephen is addicted to meth. Matt ...

  19. From Atoms to Animals: The Vital Force in Biology

    SciTech Connect

    Kornberg, Roger (Stanford University) [Stanford University

    2008-02-26

    Perhaps the most significant event in intellectual history has occurred over the past several decades, a convergence of the sciences, a blurring of the distinctions between disciplines, from physics to chemistry to biology. Fundamental questions about human existence have been answered in chemical terms. What brings matter to life? What are our origins? What is the basis of cognitive activity? These and related questions have been a fertile area for philosophy and nonscientific analysis. The long history of such alternative approaches persists to this day. Life chemistry is explained by protein catalysts, in their simplest form known as enzymes, and in their full complexity, referred to as molecular machines. An example of great significance is the so-called transcription machinery, which reads out the genetic code, to direct the formation and function of all living things. The atomic structure of the transcription machinery was determined at Stanford, with the use of intense X-ray beams and facilities at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory at SLAC. The result is an image of this complex machinery in action, bringing genetic information to life.

  20. The sign problem and the Lefschetz thimble

    E-print Network

    Marco Cristoforetti; Francesco Di Renzo; Luigi Scorzato

    2012-10-30

    Recently, we have proposed a novel approach (arxiv:1205.3996) to deal with the sign problem that hinders Monte Carlo simulations of many quantum field theories (QFTs). The approach consists in formulating the QFT on a Lefschetz thimble. In this paper we concentrate on the application to a scalar field theory with a sign problem. In particular, we review the formulation and the justification of the approach, and we also describe the Aurora Monte Carlo algorithm that we are currently testing.

  1. Conceptual representation of actions in sign language.

    PubMed

    Dobel, Christian; Enriquez-Geppert, Stefanie; Hummert, Marja; Zwitserlood, Pienie; Bölte, Jens

    2011-01-01

    The idea that knowledge of events entails a universal spatial component, that is conceiving agents left of patients, was put to test by investigating native users of German sign language and native users of spoken German. Participants heard or saw event descriptions and had to illustrate the meaning of these events by means of drawing or arranging toys. Two types of verbs were tested, differing in the way they are signed. Verbs with a horizontal transient are typically signed with a left-to-right directionality, from the addressee's point of view. In contrast, verbs with sagittal transients display transitions moving toward or away from speaker. Signers showed a direct mapping preference for verbs with horizontal transients, by putting agents at the same position in space as in the signed message (i.e., mirroring signing space). No such effect was found for verbs with sagittal transients. In all, the data fit with the idea that interpretations of signed or spoken languages are modulated by task and culture as well as language-related factors and constraints. PMID:21339342

  2. Student Guide to the On-Line Housing Sign-Up Process Fall 2013 Housing Sign-Up for

    E-print Network

    Zhang, Zhongfei "Mark"

    Student Guide to the On-Line Housing Sign-Up Process Fall 2013 Housing Sign-Up for Hillside Community Office to sign up Dickinson, Newing, CIW, Hinman, or Mountainview or specialty housing Communities On-Line Sign-Up March 7 - March 11 Newing, Hinman, Dickinson, CIW, Mountainview On-Line Sign-Up

  3. 76 FR 35169 - Validation of Merchant Mariners' Vital Information and Issuance of Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-16

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 46 CFR Part 10 [Docket No. USCG-2004-17455] RIN 1625-AA85 Validation of Merchant Mariners' Vital Information and Issuance of Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Licenses and Certificates of...

  4. RACE AND NATIONALITY DESCRIPTIONS FROM THE 2000 CENSUS AND BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS

    Cancer.gov

    SEER Coding And Staging Manual 2004, Revision 1 APPENDIX D RACE AND NATIONALITY DESCRIPTIONS FROM THE 2000 CENSUS AND BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS SEER Coding And Staging Manual 2004, Revision 1 SEER Coding And Staging Manual 2004, Revision 1 Appendix

  5. 78 FR 65318 - National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting Full Committee

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-31

    ...on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Full Committee...National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Auditorium B & C...National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease...Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 2402,...

  6. 77 FR 10746 - National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-23

    ...on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Subcommittee...National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Auditorium, Hyattsville...National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease...Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 2402,...

  7. 77 FR 65190 - National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-25

    ...on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Full Committee...National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, MD...National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease...Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 2402,...

  8. The Use of Sign Language Pronouns by Native-Signing Children with Autism.

    PubMed

    Shield, Aaron; Meier, Richard P; Tager-Flusberg, Helen

    2015-07-01

    We report the first study on pronoun use by an under-studied research population, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exposed to American Sign Language from birth by their deaf parents. Personal pronouns cause difficulties for hearing children with ASD, who sometimes reverse or avoid them. Unlike speech pronouns, sign pronouns are indexical points to self and other. Despite this transparency, we find evidence from an elicitation task and parental report that signing children with ASD avoid sign pronouns in favor of names. An analysis of spontaneous usage showed that all children demonstrated the ability to point, but only children with better-developed sign language produced pronouns. Differences in language abilities and self-representation may explain these phenomena in sign and speech. PMID:25643865

  9. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Aplastic Anemia?

    MedlinePLUS

    ... What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Aplastic Anemia? Lower than normal numbers of red blood cells, ... most of the signs and symptoms of aplastic anemia. Signs and Symptoms of Low Blood Cell Counts ...

  10. 36 CFR 520.10 - Placards, signs, banners, and flags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...false Placards, signs, banners, and flags. 520.10 Section 520.10 Parks...10 Placards, signs, banners, and flags. The displaying or carrying of placards, signs, banners, or flags is prohibited unless officially...

  11. 36 CFR 504.9 - Placards, signs, banners and flags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...false Placards, signs, banners and flags. 504.9 Section 504.9 Parks...504.9 Placards, signs, banners and flags. The displaying or carrying of placards, signs, banners, or flags is prohibited unless officially...

  12. 36 CFR 520.10 - Placards, signs, banners, and flags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...true Placards, signs, banners, and flags. 520.10 Section 520.10 Parks...10 Placards, signs, banners, and flags. The displaying or carrying of placards, signs, banners, or flags is prohibited unless officially...

  13. 36 CFR 504.9 - Placards, signs, banners and flags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...false Placards, signs, banners and flags. 504.9 Section 504.9 Parks...504.9 Placards, signs, banners and flags. The displaying or carrying of placards, signs, banners, or flags is prohibited unless officially...

  14. 36 CFR 504.9 - Placards, signs, banners and flags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...false Placards, signs, banners and flags. 504.9 Section 504.9 Parks...504.9 Placards, signs, banners and flags. The displaying or carrying of placards, signs, banners, or flags is prohibited unless officially...

  15. 36 CFR 520.10 - Placards, signs, banners, and flags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...false Placards, signs, banners, and flags. 520.10 Section 520.10 Parks...10 Placards, signs, banners, and flags. The displaying or carrying of placards, signs, banners, or flags is prohibited unless officially...

  16. 36 CFR 504.9 - Placards, signs, banners and flags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... true Placards, signs, banners and flags. 504.9 Section 504.9 Parks...504.9 Placards, signs, banners and flags. The displaying or carrying of placards, signs, banners, or flags is prohibited unless officially...

  17. 36 CFR 504.9 - Placards, signs, banners and flags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...false Placards, signs, banners and flags. 504.9 Section 504.9 Parks...504.9 Placards, signs, banners and flags. The displaying or carrying of placards, signs, banners, or flags is prohibited unless officially...

  18. 36 CFR 520.10 - Placards, signs, banners, and flags.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...false Placards, signs, banners, and flags. 520.10 Section 520.10 Parks...10 Placards, signs, banners, and flags. The displaying or carrying of placards, signs, banners, or flags is prohibited unless officially...

  19. Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail Sign Up -News Home Help

    E-print Network

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  20. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Sarcoidosis?

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    ... Twitter. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Sarcoidosis? Many people who have sarcoidosis have no signs ... symptom is more common in women than men. Sarcoidosis Signs and Symptoms The illustration shows the major ...

  1. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Carotid Artery Disease?

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    ... What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Carotid Artery Disease? Carotid artery disease may not cause signs or symptoms until it severely narrows or blocks a carotid artery. Signs and symptoms may include a bruit (broo- ...

  2. A new biomedical device for in vivo multiparametric evaluation of tissue vitality in critical care medicine

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    Mayevsky, Avraham; Deutsch, Assaf; Dekel, Nava; Pevzner, Eliyahu; Jaronkin, Alex

    2005-04-01

    Real time Monitoring of mitochondrial function in vivo is a significant factor in the understanding of tissue vitality. Nevertheless a single parameter monitoring device is not appropriate and effective in clinical diagnosis of tissue vitality. Therefore we have developed a multi-parametric monitoring system that monitors, in addition to mitochondrial NADH redox state, tissue microcirculatory blood flow, tissue total back-scattered light as an indication of blood volume and blood oxygenation (Hb02). In the present communication a new device named "CritiView" is described. This device was developed in order to enable real time monitoring of the four parameters from various organs in the body. The main medical application of the CritiView is in critical care medicine of patients hospitalized in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and intraoperatively in operating rooms. The physiological basis for our clinical monitoring approach is based on the well known response to the development of body emergency situation, such as shock or trauma. Under such conditions a process of blood flow redistribution will give preference to vital organs (Brain, Heart) neglecting less vital organs (Skin, G-I tract or the urinary system). Under such condition the brain will by hyperperfused and O2 supply will increase to provide the need of the activated mitochondria. The non-vital organs will be hypoperfused and mitochondial function will be inhibited leading to energy failure. This differentiation between the two types of organs could be used for the early detection of body deterioration by monitoring of the non-vital organ vitality. A fiber optic sensor was embedded in a Foley catheter, enabling the monitoring of Urethral wall vitality, to serve as an early warning signal of body deterioration.

  3. Brazilian Sign Language Lexicography and Technology: Dictionary, Digital Encyclopedia, Chereme-based Sign Retrieval, and Quadriplegic Deaf Communication Systems.

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    Capovilla, Fernando C.; Duduchi, Marcelo; Raphael, Walkiria D.; Luz, Renato D.; Rozados, Daniela; Capovilla, Alessandra G. S.; Macedo, Elizeu C.

    2003-01-01

    Discusses the Brazilian Sign language digital encyclopedia, which contains a databank of 5,600 signs glossed in Portuguese and English, along with descriptions and illustrations of their signed form. (Author/VWL)

  4. Symptoms and signs of progressive hydrocephalus.

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    Kirkpatrick, M; Engleman, H; Minns, R A

    1989-01-01

    The clinical features of 107 cases of children with hydrocephalus and measured raised intraventricular pressure were analysed retrospectively. Fifty one children had recently been diagnosed as having hydrocephalus, and the remainder had had shunts injected to direct the cerebrospinal fluid. The most common symptoms in the group were vomiting, behavioural changes, drowsiness, and headaches. The most common clinical signs were inappropriately increasing occipitofrontal head circumferences, tense anterior fontanelles, splayed sutures, and distension of the scalp veins. Half the infantile cases of hydrocephalus were without symptoms, and a quarter of the cases with cerebrospinal fluid shunts and measured raised intraventricular pressure were without signs. There were no fewer than 33 different clinical signs including several unusual ones, such as macular rash and sweating. We believe that the presentation of hydrocephalus with raised intraventricular pressure is sufficiently variable, unusual, or even absent to justify the direct measurement of intracranial pressure. PMID:2923462

  5. Catatonic signs in medical and psychiatric catatonias.

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    Carroll, B T; Kennedy, J C; Goforth, H W

    2000-07-01

    Patients with psychiatric catatonias vs those with medical catatonias may differ in catatonic phenomenology. To determine if these could be distinguished, the following methods were used: 1) a review of the literature; 2) a chart review; and 3) a prospective series. The literature review of 467 reports of medical catatonias yielded 240 cases that met research criteria. A chart review of 47 episodes of catatonia revealed a higher frequency of negativism in patients with medical catatonias. Prospective data obtained from rating scales revealed an increased frequency of echophenomena in patients with medical catatonias; however, no discriminate pattern of catatonic signs for medical catatonias arose. Overall, catatonic signs appear to share a similar distribution. These findings suggest that psychiatric and medical catatonias are indistinguishable based upon catatonic sign. PMID:18197158

  6. A Sign Language Screen Reader for Deaf

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    El Ghoul, Oussama; Jemni, Mohamed

    Screen reader technology has appeared first to allow blind and people with reading difficulties to use computer and to access to the digital information. Until now, this technology is exploited mainly to help blind community. During our work with deaf people, we noticed that a screen reader can facilitate the manipulation of computers and the reading of textual information. In this paper, we propose a novel screen reader dedicated to deaf. The output of the reader is a visual translation of the text to sign language. The screen reader is composed by two essential modules: the first one is designed to capture the activities of users (mouse and keyboard events). For this purpose, we adopted Microsoft MSAA application programming interfaces. The second module, which is in classical screen readers a text to speech engine (TTS), is replaced by a novel text to sign (TTSign) engine. This module converts text into sign language animation based on avatar technology.

  7. Signs of Resistance: Peer Learning of Sign Languages within "Oral" Schools for the Deaf

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    Anglin-Jaffe, Hannah

    2013-01-01

    This article explores the role of the Deaf child as peer educator. In schools where sign languages were banned, Deaf children became the educators of their Deaf peers in a number of contexts worldwide. This paper analyses how this peer education of sign language worked in context by drawing on two examples from boarding schools for the deaf in…

  8. Convergence analysis of an adaptive filter equipped with the sign-sign algorithm

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    E. Eweda

    1995-01-01

    Convergence with probability 1 of the sign-sign algorithm with a decreasing step size is proven when it is used in adaptive plant identification. The plant input and plant noise are assumed stationary and M-dependent. The assumptions do not pose any upper bound on the memory, M, of the plant input and plant noise, and hence, they allow arbitrarily strong correlation

  9. Building an "Assessment Use Argument" for Sign Language: The BSL Nonsense Sign Repetition Test

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    Mann, Wolfgang; Marshall, Chloe R.

    2010-01-01

    In this article, we adapt a concept designed to structure language testing more effectively, the "Assessment Use Argument" ("AUA"), as a framework for the development and/or use of sign language assessments for deaf children who are taught in a sign bilingual education setting. By drawing on data from a recent investigation of deaf children's…

  10. Sign vocabulary in deaf toddlers exposed to sign language since birth.

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    Rinaldi, Pasquale; Caselli, Maria Cristina; Di Renzo, Alessio; Gulli, Tiziana; Volterra, Virginia

    2014-07-01

    Lexical comprehension and production is directly evaluated for the first time in deaf signing children below the age of 3 years. A Picture Naming Task was administered to 8 deaf signing toddlers (aged 2-3 years) who were exposed to Sign Language since birth. Results were compared with data of hearing speaking controls. In both deaf and hearing children, comprehension was significantly higher than production. The deaf group provided a significantly lower number of correct responses in production than did the hearing controls, whereas in comprehension, the 2 groups did not differ. Difficulty and ease of items in comprehension and production was similar for signing deaf children and hearing speaking children, showing that, despite size differences, semantic development followed similar paths. For signing children, predicates production appears easier than nominals production compared with hearing children acquiring spoken language. Findings take into account differences in input modalities and language structures. PMID:24688068

  11. Dynamic lane assignment using fiberoptic signing

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    Gisler, Wayne Lee

    1990-01-01

    of the difference between the object being viewed and the background surroundings, or (2) the ratio of the difference between the legend of a sign and the sign background. Cornea - the clear tissue which covers the front of the eye. It is responsible.... The cornea of the eye is responsible for refracting light into the pupil. The function of the pupil is to control the amount of light that is entering the eye. The pupil accomplishes this function by eliminating excess light entering the eye on the outer...

  12. Elucidating the sign problem through noise distributions

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    Amy N. Nicholson; Dorota Grabowska; David B. Kaplan

    2012-10-26

    Due to the presence of light pions in the theory, lattice QCD at finite densities suffers from issues with noise in both grand canonical and canonical formulations. We study two different formulations of the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model reduced to 2+1 dimensions at large N, where N is the number of flavors. At finite chemical potential one formulation has a severe sign problem and a fermion correlator which displays a broad probability distribution with small mean. In the other we find no sign problem and a distribution amenable to the cumulant expansion techniques developed in earlier work.

  13. Signing of ESO-Poland Accession Agreement

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2014-12-01

    An agreement was signed by Professor Lena Kolarska-Bobi?ska, the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education, and the ESO Director General Tim de Zeeuw in Warsaw on 28 October 2014 that will lead to the country joining ESO. The signing of the agreement followed its unanimous approval by the ESO Council during an extraordinary meeting on 8 October 2014. Poland will be welcomed as a new Member State, following subsequent ratification of the accession agreement by the Polish Parliament. Tim de Zeeuw’s speech at this ceremony is reproduced below.

  14. Seat Belt Sign and Its Significance

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    Agrawal, Amit; Inamadar, Praveenkumar Ishwarappa; Subrahmanyam, Bhattara Vishweswar

    2013-01-01

    Safety belts are the most important safety system in motor vehicles and when worn intend to prevent serious injuries. However, in unusual circumstances (high velocity motor vehicle collisions) these safety measures (seat belts) can be the source and cause of serious injuries. The seat belt syndrome was first described as early by Garrett and Braunste in but the term “seat belt sign” was discussed by Doersch and Dozier. Medical personnel's involved in emergency care of trauma patients should be aware of seat belt sign and there should a higher index of suspicion to rule out underlying organ injuries. PMID:24479100

  15. Steeple sign: a case of croup.

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    Hoyt, Karen Sue; Shea, Sheila Sanning

    2015-01-01

    Croup, or laryngotracheobronchitis, is a common viral respiratory tract illness seen in the pediatric population (). This article describes the case of a child who presents with croup and the characteristic "steeple sign" seen on the radiograph. The patient received a diagnosis of croup secondary to the parainfluenza virus infection. It is imperative for advanced practice nurses to recognize the signs and symptoms of croup when these patient present to emergency care settings. Advanced practice nurses must also consider possible differential diagnoses, accurately interpret the radiographs, and intervene according with supportive care and appropriate management. PMID:25929218

  16. Reinventing vital statistics. The impact of changes in information technology, welfare policy, and health care.

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    Starr, P; Starr, S

    1995-01-01

    Vital statistics offers a case study in the potential of new information technology and reengineering to achieve better public sector performance. New technology--notably the shift from a paper to an electronic process for recording vital events and transmitting the data to public agencies--is creating opportunities to produce more timely, accurate, and useful information. The furthest advanced innovation is the electronic birth certificate. At the same time, changes in welfare policy and health care--including efforts to establish paternity at the time of birth and to improve health care outcomes--are creating pressures for more policy-relevant data about vital events. In addition, the rise of integrated health plans and health information networks is radically altering the organizational context of vital statistics. On the basis of a State-by-State survey of vital statistics officials, the authors estimate that at the end of 1994, 58 percent of all births in the United States were being recorded on an electronic birth certificate and communicated to a public agency electronically. Nearly all respondents reported that the electronic birth certificate brought improvements in both timeliness and accuracy of data. Achieving the full promise of the new technology, however, will require more fundamental changes in institutions and policies and a reconceptualization of the birth certificate as part of a broader perinatal information system. Images p537-a PMID:7480607

  17. Conspicuity, memorability, comprehension, and priming in road hazard warning signs

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    Samuel G. Charlton

    2006-01-01

    This study assessed driver reactions to 16 road hazard warning signs of various formats by projecting life-sized video of road scenes to drivers in a driving simulator. A range of measures, including attentional and search conspicuity, implicit and explicit recognition, dynamic and static comprehension, and sign priming were collected. Of the signs tested, road works and school warning signs were

  18. An Avatar-based Interface for the Italian Sign Language

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    Vincenzo Lombardo; Cristina Battaglino; Rossana Damiano; Fabrizio Nunnari

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we describe a virtual interpreter of the Italian sign language (Italian Sign Language, LIS). developed as part of the on-going ATLAS project, on the automatic translation from Italian to Italian Sign Language. The translation system communicates with the user through a virtual signer: the system takes as input a formal representation of a sign language sentence and

  19. Grammar, Gesture, and Meaning in American Sign Language.

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    Liddell, Scott K.

    In sign languages of the Deaf, now recognized as fully legitimate human languages, some signs can meaningfully point toward things or can be meaningfully placed in the space ahead of the signer. Such spatial uses of sign are an obligatory part of fluent grammatical signing. There is no parallel for this in vocally produced languages. This book…

  20. A study on the category of criminal signs

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    Chi-ho Lin; Li-Hsing Chen; Chenyuan Kou

    1992-01-01

    The concept of a criminal sign means a sign of suspicion with a concrete basis related to the particular individual. An attempt is made to collect possible crime signs through the police officer's perception and to categorize them. The procedures of this study include: collecting possible criminal signs through police officers' reports and the design of a questionnaire: collecting data

  1. The Helmholtz-Kohlrausch Effect with Application to Exit Signs

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    Robert Donofrio

    2010-01-01

    This paper reviews the reported luminance of exit signs and the Helmholtz-Kohlrausch effect with application to exit signs. We discuss a number of types of exit signs and show how the Helmholtz Kohlrausch effect is involved with low light levels. We will review our studies on the brightness of LED mesopic luminaires and discuss how exit signs may operate at

  2. Visual Feedback and Self-Monitoring of Sign Language

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    Emmorey, Karen; Bosworth, Rain; Kraljic, Tanya

    2009-01-01

    The perceptual loop theory of self-monitoring posits that auditory speech output is parsed by the comprehension system. For sign language, however, visual input from one's own signing is distinct from visual input received from another's signing. Two experiments investigated the role of visual feedback in the production of American Sign Language…

  3. Logging into Kronos, Recording Timestamp and Signing Out

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    Logging into Kronos, Recording Timestamp and Signing Out ­ Employee Navigation #12;2 Logging on Log. Sign out 4. Repeat to Steps 1 ­ 3 when you leave for lunch, return from lunch, and leave for the day 1 slide. #12;5 Signing out Remember - When you are done, be sure to Sign Out before closing your browser

  4. SIGN LANGUAGE TUTORING TOOL Oya Aran, Cem Keskin, Lale Akarun

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    Sen, Alper

    the other, whereas sign language makes use of several body movements in parallel in a spatial and temporalSIGN LANGUAGE TUTORING TOOL Oya Aran, Cem Keskin, Lale Akarun Department of Computer Engineering a Sign Language Tutoring Demon- strator, which is capable of teaching the basics of the sign language

  5. Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail Sign Up -News Home Help

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    Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail Search New User? Sign In Sign Up -News Home Help Welcome, Guest -Personalize News Home Page Sign In Yahoo! News Thu, Jan 29, 2004 Search News Stories for Search Advanced US rebuffs to a European Union ( - ) embargo on arms sales to Beijing, in the latest sign of frosty ties between Paris

  6. First-Year/Transfer Student Housing Sign-Up Instructions

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    First-Year/Transfer Student Housing Sign-Up Instructions PARENTS, HAVE YOUR STUDENT COMPLETE THE HOUSING APPLICATION Housing Sign-up Dates May 10th - On-Line Housing Sign-up Commences at 9:00am (MST Portal Get Started Online Housing Sign-Up Process: Step-By-Step Instructions As a first

  7. A System for Large Vocabulary Sign Search Haijing Wang 1

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    Athitsos, Vassilis

    , Massachusetts 02215, USA Abstract. A method is presented to help users look up the meaning of an unknown sign focuses on a specific application, namely helping users look up the meaning of a sign in American Sign Language (ASL). Looking up the meaning of a sign is not a straightforward task. ASL dictionaries typically

  8. A fair protocol for signing contracts

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    Michael Ben-or; Oded Goldreich; Silvio Micali; Ronald L. Rivest

    1990-01-01

    Two parties, A and B, want to sign a contract C over a communication network. To do so, they must simultaneously exchange their commitments to C. Since simultaneous exchange is usually impossible in practice, protocols are needed to approximate simultaneity by exchanging partial commitments in piece-by-piece manner. During such a protocol, one party or another may have a slight advantage;

  9. SIGN: Science, Inclusion and Growth in Norfolk.

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    Lefever, David; Symonds, Lynne

    2000-01-01

    Science, Inclusion, and Growth in Norfolk (SIGN) is a Public Understanding of Science project that seeks to use the understanding of plant and soil science to demonstrate that people with severe learning difficulties can find the scientific method of inquiry a relevant and rewarding route to self-confidence and an understanding of the events that…

  10. Strategies of relativization in Italian Sign Language

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    Carlo Cecchetto; Carlo Geraci; Sandro Zucchi

    2006-01-01

    We discuss a construction of Italian Sign Language (LIS) that we call PROREL clauses. This construction is used to translate Italian relative clauses by native signers of LIS. We show, however, that it differs from Italian relative clauses both syntactically and semantically. From a syntactic standpoint, we argue that PROREL clauses are correlative constructions on a par with left-adjoined relative

  11. DU SIGNE LA TRACE Louise Merzeau

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    DU SIGNE À LA TRACE Louise Merzeau Si Roland Barthes était vivant, il égrènerait ses biogra- phèmes Roland Barthes par Roland Barthes, il y en a plein le web: Albert Dupont par Albert Dupont, John Smith invention est devenu monnaie courante, vulgate et prolifération. Faut-il alors considérer Roland Barthes

  12. "Playboy bunny" sign of congestive heart failure.

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    Hokama, Akira; Arakaki, Shingo; Shibata, Daisuke; Maeshiro, Tatsuji; Kinjo, Fukunori; Fujita, Jiro

    2011-11-01

    In emergency, ultrasound has been widely used as a noninvasive and effective examination to evaluate congestive heart failure. We highlight "Playboy Bunny" sign as a reliable marker and an important clue to the diagnosis of passive hepatic congestion, caused by congestive heart failure. PMID:22224133

  13. Conceptual Representation of Actions in Sign Language

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    Dobel, Christian; Enriquez-Geppert, Stefanie; Hummert, Marja; Zwitserlood, Pienie; Bolte, Jens

    2011-01-01

    The idea that knowledge of events entails a universal spatial component, that is conceiving agents left of patients, was put to test by investigating native users of German sign language and native users of spoken German. Participants heard or saw event descriptions and had to illustrate the meaning of these events by means of drawing or arranging…

  14. Extrapyramidal Motor Signs in Degenerative Ataxias

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    Ludger Schols; Soren Peters; Sandra Szymanski; Rejko Kruger; Stefan Lange; Cornelia Hardt; Olaf Riess; Horst Przuntek

    2000-01-01

    Results: Extrapyramidal motor signs occurred in all forms of ataxia, but frequency and type of EPS varied between genetically and clinically defined subtypes. Postural tremor in hereditary ataxias was typical for spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2). Dystonia was generally rare in ataxias, but, if present, suggested SCA3. We observed a parkin- sonian variant of SCA3 in which parkinsonism was pres-

  15. Astronauts and cosmonauts sign Gagarin's diary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    In keeping with Russian tradition, astronaut Norman E. Thagard (seated, left), guest researcher, watches as Vladimir N. Dezhurov (seated, center), signs the diary of the late Yuriy A. Gagarin, the first Russian cosmonaut, as his Mir 18 crew mates and the

  16. Astronauts and cosmonauts sign Gagarin's diary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1995-01-01

    In keeping with Russian tradition, astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar (left), STS-71 mission specialist, signs the diary of the late Yuriy A. Gagarin, the first Russian cosmonaut, as her STS-71 crew mates members look on. Cosmonauts Anatoliy Y. Solovyov (center),

  17. Exploring Power & Ethnocentrism in Sign language Translation

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    Leneham, Marcel

    2007-01-01

    This article demonstrates that theories intended to prevent ethnocentric influence for one pair of languages may, in fact, be the catalyst for the phenomenon it purports to prevent in another pair. While it explores the issue in relation to sign language translation, the article raises the question of whether the findings can be extrapolated to…

  18. Roentgen signs in diagnostic imaging. Second edition

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    Meschan, I. Farrer-Meschan, R.M. (Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (USA))

    1987-01-01

    This book contains 13 chapters. Some of the titles are: Radiology of the diaphragm, pleura, thoracic cage, and upper air passages; Radiology of the breasts; Radiology of nodular lesions of the lung parenchyma; Roentgen signs of abnormalities in the lung: and overview; and Special examination of the larynx.

  19. World-line approach to Sign Problems

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    Aarts, Gert

    + chemical potential world-line approach solving the silver blaze problem! Two component bosons + Abelian world-line approach solving the silver blaze problem! more flavors + solving sign problems which reflect these observations #12;XY model Action: Partition function: Can use "cluster algorithms

  20. Double Duct Sign: Reassessed Significance in ERCP

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    T. F. Plumley; C. A. Rohrman; P. C. Freeny; F. E. Silverstein

    The double duct sign, defined as an abnormality of both the pancreatic duct and the contiguous part of intrapancreatic common bile duct, was found in 52 of 1180 patients studied by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Thirty patients were proved to have pancreatic malignancy and 22, benign pancreatic disease. Specific ductal characteristics found to indicate a malignant process were ductal obstruction, especially