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  1. Supplement analysis for continued operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore. Volume 2: Comment response document

    SciTech Connect

    1999-03-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE), prepared a draft Supplement Analysis (SA) for Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore (SNL-L), in accordance with DOE`s requirements for implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (10 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 1021.314). It considers whether the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore (1992 EIS/EIR) should be supplement3ed, whether a new environmental impact statement (EIS) should be prepared, or no further NEPA documentation is required. The SA examines the current project and program plans and proposals for LLNL and SNL-L, operations to identify new or modified projects or operations or new information for the period from 1998 to 2002 that was not considered in the 1992 EIS/EIR. When such changes, modifications, and information are identified, they are examined to determine whether they could be considered substantial or significant in reference to the 1992 proposed action and the 1993 Record of Decision (ROD). DOE released the draft SA to the public to obtain stakeholder comments and to consider those comments in the preparation of the final SA. DOE distributed copies of the draft SA to those who were known to have an interest in LLNL or SNL-L activities in addition to those who requested a copy. In response to comments received, DOE prepared this Comment Response Document.

  2. Comments on large-N volume independence

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    Poppitz, Erich; Unsal, Mithat; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2010-06-02

    We study aspects of the large-N volume independence on R{sup 3} X L{sup {Gamma}}, where L{sup {Gamma}} is a {Gamma}site lattice for Yang-Mills theory with adjoint Wilson-fermions. We find the critical number of lattice sites above which the center-symmetry analysis on L{sup {Gamma}} agrees with the one on the continuum S{sup 1}. For Wilson parameter set to one and {Gamma}{>=}2, the two analyses agree. One-loop radiative corrections to Wilson-line masses are finite, reminiscent of the UV-insensitivity of the Higgs mass in deconstruction/Little-Higgs theories. Even for theories with {Gamma}=1, volume independence in QCD(adj) may be guaranteed to work by tuning one low-energy effective field theory parameter. Within the parameter space of the theory, at most three operators of the 3d effective field theory exhibit one-loop UV-sensitivity. This opens the analytical prospect to study 4d non-perturbative physics by using lower dimensional field theories (d=3, in our example).

  3. Initial Northwest Power Act Power Sales Contracts : Final Environmental Impact Statement. Volume 4, Comments and Responses.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1992-01-01

    This volume of the Initial Northwest Power Act Power Sales Contracts Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) contains public comments addressing the Initial Northwest Power Act Power Sales Contracts Draft EIS, August 1990 and Bonneville Power Administration`s (BPA) responses. The Introduction provides information about the process BPA follows in addressing these comments. Part I contains a listing of the Alternative Actions evaluated in the Final EIS; Part II is organized by Alternatives and includes summaries of the comments and BPA responses; Part III provides copies of the original comments letters, and, for ease of identification, are coded in the margins according to the alternative(s) addressed.

  4. Sortal Concepts and Causal Continuity: Comment of Rips, Blok, and Newman (2006)

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    Rhemtulla, Mijke; Xu, Fei

    2007-01-01

    Comments on an article by Rips et al. L. J. Rips, S. Blok, and G. Newman (2006) proposed that singular concepts, which support the tracing of individual objects across their existence, are governed by a principle of causal continuity. They purported to show that causal continuity is better than existing theories at explaining judgments of the…

  5. Continuous monitoring of blood volume changes in humans

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    Hinghofer-Szalkay, H.; Greenleaf, J. E.

    1987-01-01

    Use of on-line high-precision mass densitometry for the continuous monitoring of blood volume changes in humans was demonstrated by recording short-term blood volume alterations produced by changes in body position. The mass density of antecubital venous blood was measured continuously for 80 min per session with 0.1 g/l precision at a flow rate of 1.5 ml/min. Additional discrete plasma density and hematocrit measurements gave linear relations between all possible combinations of blood density, plasma density, and hematocrit. Transient filtration phenomena were revealed that are not amenable to discontinuous measurements.

  6. Continuous monitoring of blood volume changes in humans

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    Hinghofer-Szalkay, H.; Greenleaf, J. E.

    1987-01-01

    Use of on-line high-precision mass densitometry for the continuous monitoring of blood volume changes in humans was demonstrated by recording short-term blood volume alterations produced by changes in body position. The mass density of antecubital venous blood was measured continuously for 80 min per session with 0.1 g/l precision at a flow rate of 1.5 ml/min. Additional discrete plasma density and hematocrit measurements gave linear relations between all possible combinations of blood density, plasma density, and hematocrit. Transient filtration phenomena were revealed that are not amenable to discontinuous measurements.

  7. Dual axis radiographic hydrodynamic test facility. Final environmental impact statement, Volume 2: Public comments and responses

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    1995-08-01

    On May 12, 1995, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued the draft Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility Environmental Impact Statement (DARHT EIS) for review by the State of New Mexico, Indian Tribes, local governments, other Federal agencies, and the general public. DOE invited comments on the accuracy and adequacy of the draft EIS and any other matters pertaining to their environmental reviews. The formal comment period ran for 45 days, to June 26, 1995, although DOE indicated that late comments would be considered to the extent possible. As part of the public comment process, DOE held two public hearings in Los Alamos and Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 31 and June 1, 1995. In addition, DOE made the draft classified supplement to the DARHT EIS available for review by appropriately cleared individuals with a need to know the classified information. Reviewers of the classified material included the State of New Mexico, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense, and certain Indian Tribes. Volume 2 of the final DARHT EIS contains three chapters. Chapter 1 includes a collective summary of the comments received and DOE`s response. Chapter 2 contains the full text of the public comments on the draft DARHT EIS received by DOE. Chapter 3 contains DOE`s responses to the public comments and an indication as to how the comments were considered in the final EIS.

  8. Continuous protein production in nanoporous, picolitre volume containers.

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    Siuti, Piro; Retterer, Scott T; Doktycz, Mitchel J

    2011-10-21

    The synthetic manufacture of functional proteins enables a bottom-up understanding of the workings of biological systems and opens new opportunities for the treatment of disease. Cell-free protein synthesis is a practical approach for enabling such manufacturing, however, it is typically carried out in fairly large volumes, when compared to a natural cell, leading to increases in cost and loss of efficiency. Here we demonstrate continuous cell free protein synthesis in arrays of cellular scale containers that continuously exchange energy and materials with their environment. A multiscale fabrication process allows the monolithic integration of nanoporous silicon containers within an addressable microfluidic network. Synthesis of enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) in the containers continues beyond 24 h and yields more than twice the amount of protein, on a per volume basis, than conventional scale batch reactions. By mimicking the physical volume and controlled flux of a natural cell, the resulting "cell mimic" devices can enable fundamental studies of biological systems as well as serve applications related to the functional screening of proteins and the on-demand production of biologics.

  9. Napa River Salt Marsh Restoration Project. Volume 2: Environmental Impact Statement Comments Letters and Response

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    2004-06-01

    including feral cats and red foxes. It is DFG’s professional opinion that levee lowering and breaches will help reduce predation. Minor new Napa River...Deartent f Fsh &Gam Final Napa River Salt Marsh Restoration Project Environmental Impact Report Comment Letters and Responses Volume 2 Prepared for...Distribution Unlimited 20070314143 Jones & Stokes. 2004. Napa-Sonoma Salt Marsh Restoration Project environmental impact statement. Final. Volume 2

  10. Global Symmetries, Volume Independence, and Continuity in Quantum Field Theories.

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    Sulejmanpasic, Tin

    2017-01-06

    We discuss quantum field theories with global SU(N) and O(N) symmetries for which temporal direction is compactified on a circle of size L with periodicity of fields up to a global symmetry transformation, i.e., twisted boundary conditions. Such boundary conditions correspond to an insertion of the global symmetry operator in the partition function. We argue in general and prove in particular for CP(N-1) and O(N) nonlinear sigma models that large-N volume independence holds. Further we show that the CP(N-1) theory is free from the Affleck phase transition confirming the Ünsal-Dunne continuity conjecture.

  11. EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments (Volume 1) (Interagency Science Discussion Draft)

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    EPA is releasing the draft report, EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments (Volume 1), that was distributed to Federal agencies and White House Offices for comment during the Science Discussion step of the EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments (Volume 1) (Interagency Science Discussion Draft)

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    EPA is releasing the draft report, EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments (Volume 1), that was distributed to Federal agencies and White House Offices for comment during the Science Discussion step of the Large volume continuous counterflow dialyzer has high efficiency

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    Mandeles, S.; Woods, E. C.

    1967-01-01

    Dialyzer separates macromolecules from small molecules in large volumes of solution. It takes advantage of the high area/volume ratio in commercially available 1/4-inch dialysis tubing and maintains a high concentration gradient at the dialyzing surface by counterflow.

  12. Identification of sites within the Palo Duro Basin. Volume 3. Responses to comments

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    Not Available

    1984-11-01

    This document responds to comments received by the US Department of Energy (DOE) on the draft report entitled Identification of Sites Within the Palo Duro Basin: Volume I - Palo Duro Location A (in Deaf Smith County) and Volume II - Palo Duro Location B (in Swisher County), BMI/ONWI-531, February 1984. The purpose of the report was to review existing geologic, environmental, and socioeconomic data for previously identified potentially acceptable sites consisting of approximately 200 square miles in Swisher County and 400 square miles in Deaf Smith County in the Texas Panhandle and to narrow them to preferred smaller sites for possible further study for a nuclear waste repository. The smaller sites thus identified within the two counties would then be more comparable in size to those in salt deposits in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Utah.

  13. Comments.

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    Holland, John L.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    Comments on preceding articles include "Studies of the Hexagonal Model" (Holland, Gottfredson); "Structure of Occupations" (Dawis); "Is Holland's Theory Worthy of So Much Attention?" (Schwartz); "Does Enough Evidence Exist to Modify Holland's Theory?" (Hansen); "Research and Application Using Holland's…

  14. 76 FR 50500 - Request for Comments on the Draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive...

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    2011-08-15

    ... COMMISSION Request for Comments on the Draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive... was issued when disposal space was scarce since two of the three operating low level radioactive waste... published SECY-10-0043, ``Blending of Low- Level Radioactive Waste'' and addressed the Policy Statement in...

  15. Giant Volume Change of Active Gels under Continuous Flow

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    2014-04-21

    communication17 of BZ droplets and chemical self-organiza- tion,18 the properties and potential of self-oscillating gels in a microfluidic system have yet to be...active gels driven by the Belousov−Zhabotinsky reaction. These results demon- strate that microfluidics offers a useful and facile experimental...soft materials and microfluidic systems. ■ INTRODUCTION This paper reports the use of a continuous reactant flow in a microfluidic system to achieve

  16. Final environmental impact statement. Management of commercially generated radioactive waste. Volume 3. Public comments hearing board report

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    Not Available

    1980-10-01

    This EIS analyzes the significant environmental impacts that could occur if various technologies for management and disposal of high-level and transuranic wastes from commercial nuclear power reactors were to be developed and implemented. This EIS will serve as the environmental input for the decision on which technology, or technologies, will be emphasized in further research and development activities in the commercial waste management program. The action proposed in this EIS is to (1) adopt a national strategy to develop mined geologic repositories for disposal of commercially generated high-level and transuranic radioactive waste (while continuing to examine subseabed and very deep hole disposal as potential backup technologies) and (2) conduct a R and D program to develop such facilities and the necessary technology to ensure the safe long-term containment and isolation of these wastes. The Department has considered in this statement: development of conventionally mined deep geologic repositories for disposal of spent fuel from nuclear power reactors and/or radioactive fuel reprocessing wastes; balanced development of several alternative disposal methods; and no waste disposal action. This volume contains written public comments and hearing board responses and reports offered on the draft statement.

  17. 77 FR 72830 - Request for Comments on Request for Continued Examination (RCE) Practice

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    2012-12-06

    ... Consideration Pilot (AFCP)--designed to reduce the need to file an RCE. The Office is now soliciting public... postal mail; (2) through the submission of written comments using a Web-based collaboration tool called... plans to use the information it obtains to design additional programs and initiatives aimed at reducing...

  18. T and D Abstracts: Volume 13--1975: Continuation of CIRF Abstracts.

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    International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).

    Volume 13 of T and D Abstracts, a continuation of CIRF Abstracts, contains 18 abstracts of documents published in Belgium, England, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, West Germany, and the United States, dealing with trends in national training policies and in personnel development in public and private enterprise. The abstracts are divided into the…

  1. Comment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2001-07-01

    schools and colleges are exploring electronic learning through the internet and virtual labs (see Steve Mellema's use of IT in his Lecture for the 21st Century). We aim to provide useful material for everybody at and in between the extremes. But some words of caution, sounded by Robertson in Stirling: today we might find that our classes are motivated and interested when we use computers, but how long will the excitement last? If every lesson faces children with computer screens will they soon get bored and demotivated? Individual learning, through worksheets, was a great success when it was developed in the 70s, but when every lesson faced a child with yet another worksheet, students were turned off. It became known as 'death by a thousand worksheets'. Let's not abuse computers in the same way. Physics for the beach and the igloo Physics is about being cool, as we are always trying to tell our students! In this 'summer' issue we have two papers which allow us to demonstrate this practically. I should also like to remind readers that Physics Education is available online (www.iop.org/Journals/pe) in addition to the paper version. The electronic version has the advantages of hotlinks to websites, search facilities and the ability to download teaching materials. My guess is that we haven't begun to explore the possibilities of the electronic journal as a teaching resource for teachers. If it can be stored electronically, we can include it as a multimedia clip pictures, worksheets, spreadsheets, videos, sounds... But there are also many advantages of paper—convenience and permanence being just two. Physics Education is a worthwhile publication and it feels like that in your hand. Having a journal like this, to put in my bag, or stack on my bookshelf, still feels good to me. And judging by readers' comments, you agree. IOPP will, no doubt, support both formats for a long time to come. So, this summer, enjoy the format you are reading, read Physics Education on screen or on

  2. Comment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2001-05-01

    commentators and Stanley Kubrick predicted, but we understand the cosmos and our humble place in it much better. This issue of Physics Education sees contributions on a variety of space themes - Monica Grady, Curator of Meteorites at London's Natural History Museum and world expert on martian meteorites, has contributed a fascinating article, and we consider Time, artificial gravity and the use of computer-controlled telescopes. Few would dispute that the greatest changes to our teaching methods have almost all been due to the rise in available computing power. Computers control telescopes so that with active optics, telescopes in arrays, and with image enhancement techniques we can see far beyond the limits of simple optical apparatus. The internet allows us to control experiments and telescopes on opposite sides of the globe, and allows teachers to get rapid feedback on their students' progress. Interactive whiteboards, electronic conferencing ... the list goes on. We have unprecedented access to information and powerful means of communicating with each other. For good or for bad, the information age brings us too much information, and devalues it. Our students are not awed by our knowledge - they are more critical, harder to impress and more easily bored. A good teacher is one who knows this, who listens to their students and cares. The inspirational teacher is as important as ever. Time, whatever that is (see John Taylor's article), moves on, and change is an inevitable consequence. No living, dynamic system is immune to the effects of time, and our education systems should be living and dynamic. We are not striving for the perfect system, so that we can fix it in tablets of stone; we are working out the best ways to teach our students, today. I hope that this issue of Physics Education helps you to do just that. Editor: Kerry Parker

  3. A novel system for continuous peripheral arterial pressure-volume loop measurement.

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    Shyu, Liang-Yu; Tsai, Meng-Chieh; Yeih, Dong-Feng; Hu, Weichih

    2011-01-01

    This study develops a system to obtain continuous blood pressure signal and impedance plethysmography (IPG) signal, simultaneously. Based on the principle of impedance measurement, the peripheral vessel volume change can be computed from the IPG signal. Equipped with simultaneous information of pressure and volume, a pressure-volume (PV) loop can be constructed. It is well known that the left ventricular pressure-volume loop contains a number of feature points indicating the performance of cardiac function. Therefore, in this study, the same principle is used to try to discuss the peripheral vessel pressure-volume loop. Ten volunteers were recruited for this study. Subjects went through the cold pressor test by immersing their left foot into ice water. Blood pressure signal and impedance changed were recorded using a custom-made system. The results illustrated that the pressure-volume loop, as it was expected, demonstrated a contraction phenomenon after stimulation in five out of ten subjects. The areas of those pressure-volume loops reduced as much as 70% in some subject. However, loop responses to stressors varied from subject to subject and the slope of the loop did not alter significantly. In conclusion, the proposed system is a potential way to measure and to investigate the compliance and characteristic of peripheral blood vessel.

  4. Comment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2001-03-01

    world. So here we are, buffered from the 'reality' of commerce by kind managers, left to teach equations at the expense of moral standards ... Excuse me! Physics is the only subject that confronts real reality head on. Physics is all about how this world, this Universe, this reality works. Moral laws, government legislation and theories of economics are all well, and sometimes good, but they take place within this space we call Our Universe. Physics is real This issue of Physics Education contains lots of excellent suggestions for practical work - demonstrations of what happens, and suggestions for investigations. I hope that readers will find them useful and maybe share some good ideas of their own. We are dealing with stuff that actually happens, and that is what makes physics both significant and attractive. The joke I really hate runs 'If it moves it's biology, if it smells it's chemistry and if it doesn't work it's physics'. This is rubbish: gravity always works, in my experience, physics never gets it wrong. In the classroom, maybe a piece of equipment is broken, or the technician forgot the batteries, but we can never say truthfully that 'the experiment didn't work'. Virtual physics Last week a school governor challenged me to justify the cost of so much laboratory space and equipment when, nowadays, so much can be done using computers. Probably the best 'virtual physics' currently available is on CD-ROM. In this issue of Physics Education we have concentrated on CDs for our review section. There is lots of good material out there which can enhance our teaching with wonderful images, immediate feedback for students, and the possibility of continuously monitored differentiated work but, as I explained to the governor, I don't want to teach virtual physics - physics is very firmly, fairly and squarely in this real world (which may, of course, approximate to a sphere ... .). EditorDr Kerry Parker

  5. Soot volume fraction fields in unsteady axis-symmetric flames by continuous laser extinction technique.

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    Kashif, Muhammad; Bonnety, Jérôme; Guibert, Philippe; Morin, Céline; Legros, Guillaume

    2012-12-17

    A Laser Extinction Method has been set up to provide two-dimensional soot volume fraction field time history at a tunable frequency up to 70 Hz inside an axis-symmetric diffusion flame experiencing slow unsteady phenomena preserving the symmetry. The use of a continuous wave laser as the light source enables this repetition rate, which is an incremental advance in the laser extinction technique. The technique is shown to allow a fine description of the soot volume fraction field in a flickering flame exhibiting a 12.6 Hz flickering phenomenon. Within this range of repetition rate, the technique and its subsequent post-processing require neither any method for time-domain reconstruction nor any correction for energy intrusion. Possibly complemented by such a reconstruction method, the technique should support further soot volume fraction database in oscillating flames that exhibit characteristic times relevant to the current efforts in the validation of soot processes modeling.

  6. An optofluidic system with volume measurement and surface plasmon resonance sensor for continuous glucose monitoring

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    Li, Dachao; Lu, Bingyu; Zhu, Rui; Yu, Haixia; Xu, Kexin

    2016-01-01

    The traditional technology of glucose monitoring is painful and invasive because of the frequent blood collection. Nowadays, the enzyme electrode sensor is mainly used for continuous glucose monitoring in clinic, but it has inherent disadvantages of significant signal drift of current due to bioelectricity in body and the missing of hypoglycemia resulting from the irreversible consumption of glucose at the process of enzyme catalytic reaction. Interstitial fluid (ISF) transdermal extraction can be nearly unsensible which effectively reduces the pain caused by invasive detection so that it may provide a new way to monitor glucose. MEMS technology has been used to produce devices for transdermal ISF extraction, but there is a lack of on-chip ISF volume measurement capabilities, which are required to compensate skin permeability variations. This paper presents a lab-on-a-chip system for ISF transdermal extraction, ISF volume measurement, and optical glucose sensing towards the application of continuous glucose monitoring. The device significantly incorporates a MEMS volume sensor, which measures extracted ISF volume via conductance monitoring, and integrates a fiber-optic surface plasmon resonance sensor to measure glucose concentration in microchannel. The fiber-based technique provides an excellent approach to overcome the above two drawbacks of the enzyme electrode based glucose sensing. Six different volumes were tested, and the standard deviation of every sample is less than 0.05 μl, The resonance wavelength moves from 549.081 nm to 592.914 nm while the concentration ranges from 0 to 200 mg/dl. The feasibility of the single-chip device for accurate and continuous monitoring of subcutaneous ISF glucose concentrations is verified. PMID:26958100

  7. Clam Shell Dredging in Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas, Louisiana. Volume 3. Responses to Public Comments.

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    1987-11-01

    bottom are orders of magnitude greater than those on dust particles in the air . RESPONSE C.9.4: Reference is made to Comments and Responses B.5.9...defect in that the organisms were not purged or depurated prior to analysis. This could result in pseudofeces, gut contents, or adherent particulate

  8. Lung Volume and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Requirements in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    Heinzer, Raphael C.; Stanchina, Michael L.; Malhotra, Atul; Fogel, Robert B.; Patel, Sanjay R.; Jordan, Amy S.; Schory, Karen; White, David P.

    2005-01-01

    Previous studies have demonstrated that lung volume during wakefulness influences upper airway size and resistance, particularly in patients with sleep apnea. We sought to determine the influence of lung volume on the level of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) required to prevent flow limitation during non-REM sleep in subjects with sleep apnea. Seventeen subjects (apnea–hypopnea index, 42.6 ± 6.2 [SEM]) were studied during stable non-REM sleep in a rigid head-out shell equipped with a positive/negative pressure attachment for manipulation of extrathoracic pressure. An epiglottic pressure catheter plus a mask/pneumotachometer were used to assess flow limitation. When lung volume was increased by 1,035 ± 22 ml, the CPAP level could be decreased from 11.9 ± 0.7 to 4.8 ± 0.7 cm H2O (p < 0.001) without flow limitation. The decreased CPAP at the same negative extrathoracic pressure yielded a final lung volume increase of 421 ± 36 ml above the initial value. Conversely, when lung volume was reduced by 732 ± 74 ml (n = 8), the CPAP level had to be increased from 11.9 ± 0.7 to 17.1 ± 1.0 cm H2O (p < 0.001) to prevent flow limitation, with a final lung volume decrease of 567 ± 78 ml. These results demonstrate that relatively small changes in lung volume have an important effect on the upper airway in subjects with sleep apnea during non-REM sleep. PMID:15817803

  9. An Automatic System for Continuously Monitoring Digging Volume of Red Imported Fire Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Laboratory

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    In studying the dynamics of ant nest excavation, the nest volume has to be continuously monitored. One common method to estimate nest volume is to weigh the substrate excavated by the ants and then convert the weight into volume. In many laboratory studies, sand has been used as a digging substrat...

  10. Some Research Considerations on Intergenerational Continuities and Discontinuities: Comment on the Special Section.

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    Rutter, Michael

    1998-01-01

    Research on intergenerational continuities should consider: (1) both sides of the family; (2) the effect of change on continuities; (3) discontinuities; (4) societal and family influences; (5) variations in the meaning of traits; (6) misleading differences; (7) risks derived from personal characteristics and experiences; (8) identification of…

  11. Tumor Volume Estimation and Quasi-Continuous Administration for Most Effective Bevacizumab Therapy

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    Sápi, Johanna; Kovács, Levente; Drexler, Dániel András; Kocsis, Pál; Gajári, Dávid; Sápi, Zoltán

    2015-01-01

    Background Bevacizumab is an exogenous inhibitor which inhibits the biological activity of human VEGF. Several studies have investigated the effectiveness of bevacizumab therapy according to different cancer types but these days there is an intense debate on its utility. We have investigated different methods to find the best tumor volume estimation since it creates the possibility for precise and effective drug administration with a much lower dose than in the protocol. Materials and Methods We have examined C38 mouse colon adenocarcinoma and HT-29 human colorectal adenocarcinoma. In both cases, three groups were compared in the experiments. The first group did not receive therapy, the second group received one 200 μg bevacizumab dose for a treatment period (protocol-based therapy), and the third group received 1.1 μg bevacizumab every day (quasi-continuous therapy). Tumor volume measurement was performed by digital caliper and small animal MRI. The mathematical relationship between MRI-measured tumor volume and mass was investigated to estimate accurate tumor volume using caliper-measured data. A two-dimensional mathematical model was applied for tumor volume evaluation, and tumor- and therapy-specific constants were calculated for the three different groups. The effectiveness of bevacizumab administration was examined by statistical analysis. Results In the case of C38 adenocarcinoma, protocol-based treatment did not result in significantly smaller tumor volume compared to the no treatment group; however, there was a significant difference between untreated mice and mice who received quasi-continuous therapy (p = 0.002). In the case of HT-29 adenocarcinoma, the daily treatment with one-twelfth total dose resulted in significantly smaller tumors than the protocol-based treatment (p = 0.038). When the tumor has a symmetrical, solid closed shape (typically without treatment), volume can be evaluated accurately from caliper-measured data with the applied two

  12. Continuous nasogastric tube feeding: monitoring by combined use of refractometry and traditional gastric residual volumes.

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    Chang, W-K; McClave, S-A; Chao, Y-C

    2004-02-01

    Traditional use of gastric residual volumes (GRVs) is insensitive and cannot distinguish retained enteral formula from the large volume of endogenous secretions. We designed this prospective study to determine whether refractometry and Brix value (BV) measurements could be used to monitor gastric emptying and tolerance in patients receiving continuous enteral feeding. Thirty-six patients on continuous nasogastric tube feeding were divided into two groups; patients with lower GRVs (<75 ml) in Group 1, patients with higher GRVs (>75 ml) in Group 2. Upon entry, all gastric contents were aspirated, the volume was recorded (Asp GRV), BV measurements were made by refractometry, and then the contents were reinstilled but diluted with 30 ml additional water. Finally, a small amount was reaspirated and repeat BV measurements were made. Three hours later, the entire procedure was repeated a second time. The BV ratio, calculated (Cal) GRV, and volume of formula remaining were calculated by derived equations. Mean BV ratios were significantly higher for those patients in Group 2 compared to those in Group 1. All but one of the 22 patients (95%) in Group 1 had a volume of formula remaining in the stomach estimated on both measurements to be less than the hourly infusion rate (all these patients had BV ratios <70%). In contrast, six of the 14 patients in Group 2 (43%) on both measurements were estimated to have volumes of formula remaining that were greater than the hourly infusion rate (all these patients had BV ratios >70%). Three of the Group 2 patients (21%) whose initial measurement showed evidence for retention of formula, improved on repeat follow-up measurement assuring adequate gastric emptying. The remaining five patients from Group 2 (35%) had a volume of formula remaining that was less than the hourly infusion rate on both measurements. The pattern of Asp GRVs and serial pre- and post-dilution BVs failed to differentiate these patients in Group 2 with potential

  13. Final environmental impact statement/report. Volume 4. Comment letters and public hearing transcripts. Northeast corridor improvement project electrication: New Haven, CT to Boston, MA

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    1994-10-01

    This document is the final environmental impact statement and final environmental impact report (FEIS/R) on the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to complete the electrification of the Northeast Corridor main line by extending electric traction from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. This document (Volume IV) reprints the comments received on the DEIS/R.

  14. Continuous Monitoring of Intracellular Volumes in Isolated Rat Hearts during Normothermic Perfusion and Ischemia

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    Askenasy, Nadir; Navon, Gil

    1997-01-01

    The present study describes an experimental setup that enables continuous measurement of cellular volumes in isolated organs. The procedure is a modification of a recently reported method that uses multinuclear NMR measured by59Co NMR of cobalticyanide and1H NMR of water in isolated rat hearts at normothermia. The new apparatus contains a background flow which is shown to improve the rate of exchange of the marker between the interstitium and the external solution and allows detection of cellular shrinkage during no-flow ischemia. A series of experiments of marker loading and wash-out were performed to validate the method. In the Langendorff preparation, intracellular volumes (in units of milliliters per gram dry weight) of hearts perfused with Krebs-Henseleit solution oscillated around a mean value of 2.50 ± 0.06 ml/gdw. During 30 min of ischemia the cells swelled to 2.88 ± 0.08 ml/gdw and residual edema was observed after 30 min of reperfusion (2.62 ± 0.08 ml/gdw). A hypoosmotic shock was used to assess changes in membrane permeability at different time points of ischemia and reperfusion. Water influx induced by the hypoosmotic shock at the end of ischemia was similar to that elicited in perfused hearts. After 15 and 30 min of reperfusion, the magnitude of the response to hypoosmolarity decreased by 9 and 37%, respectively, indicating a gradual permeabilization of the membranes, presumably to ions. The experimental setup was also used to monitor intracellular volumes as a function of time in anisoosmotic conditions. Cellular swelling/shrinkage were delayed for periods of 5 and 8 min at osmolarities of ±50 and ±100 mosmol/liter, suggesting a limited capability of the heart to absorb an anisoosmotic shock. The variation in cellular volumes was proportional to the deviation of the conditions from isoosmolarity, and activation of volume-regulatory mechanisms was demonstrated. The noninvasive technique presented in this study is capable of providing quantitative

  15. Effluent Volume in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Overestimates the Delivered Dose of Dialysis

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    Claure-Del Granado, Rolando; Macedo, Etienne; Chertow, Glenn M.; Soroko, Sharon; Himmelfarb, Jonathan; Ikizler, T. Alp; Paganini, Emil P.

    2011-01-01

    Summary Background and objectives Studies examining dose of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and outcomes have yielded conflicting results. Most studies considered the prescribed dose as the effluent rate represented by ml/kg per hour and reported this volume as a surrogate of solute removal. Because filter fouling can reduce the efficacy of solute clearance, the actual delivered dose may be substantially lower than the observed effluent rate. Design, setting, participants, & measurements Data were examined from 52 critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring dialysis. All patients were treated with predilution continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) and regional citrate anticoagulation. Filter performance was monitored during the entire course of therapy by measuring blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and dialysis fluid urea nitrogen (FUN) at initiation and every 12 hours. Filter efficacy was assessed by calculating FUN/BUN ratios every 12 hours of filter use. Prescribed urea clearance (K, ml/min) was determined from the effluent rate. Actual delivered urea clearance was determined using dialysis-side measurements. Results Median daily treatment time was 1413 minutes (1260 to 1440) with a total effluent volume of 46.4 ± 17.4 L and urea mass removal of 13.0 ± 7.6 mg/min. Prescribed clearance overestimated the actual delivered clearance by 23.8%. This gap between prescribed and delivered clearance was related to the decrease in filter function assessed by the FUN/BUN ratio. Conclusions Effluent volume significantly overestimates delivered dose of small solutes in CRRT. To assess adequacy of CRRT, solute clearance should be measured rather than estimated by the effluent volume. PMID:21115626

  16. Evaluation of the BD BACTEC FX blood volume monitoring system as a continuous quality improvement measure.

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    Coorevits, L; Van den Abeele, A-M

    2015-07-01

    The yield of blood cultures is proportional to the volume of blood cultured. We evaluated an automatic blood volume monitoring system, recently developed by Becton Dickinson within its BACTEC EpiCenter module, that calculates mean volumes of negative aerobic bottles and generates boxplots and histograms. First, we evaluated the filling degree of 339 aerobic glass blood cultures by calculating the weight-based volume for each bottle. A substantial amount of the bottles (48.3%) were inadequately filled. Evaluation of the accuracy of the monitoring system showed a mean bias of -1.4 mL (-15.4%). Additional evaluation, using the amended software on 287 aerobic blood culture bottles, resulted in an acceptable mean deviation of -0.3 mL (-3.3%). The new software version was also tested on 200 of the recently introduced plastic bottles, which will replace the glass bottles in the near future, showing a mean deviation of +2.8 mL (+26.7%). In conclusion, the mean calculated volumes can be used for the training of a single phlebotomist. However, filling problems appear to be masked when using them for phlebotomist groups or on wards. Here, visual interpretation of boxplots and histograms can serve as a useful tool to observe the spread of the filling degrees and to develop a continuous improvement program. Re-adjustment of the software has proven to be necessary for use with plastic bottles. Due to our findings, BD has developed further adjustments to the software for validated use with plastic bottles, which will be released soon.

  17. A comment on continuous spin representations of the Poincaré group and perturbative string theory

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    Font, A.; Quevedo, F.; Theisen, S.

    2014-11-01

    We make a simple observation that the massless continuous spin representations of the Poincar\\'e group are not present in perturbative string theory constructions. This represents one of the very few model-independent low-energy consequences of these models.

  18. 78 FR 20949 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request; High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machines Standards for...

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    ... Machines Standards for Underground Coal Mines AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION... collection maintains the safe use of high-voltage continuous mining machines in underground coal mines by requiring records of testing, examination and maintenance on machines to reduce fire, electrical...

  19. Meropenem dosing in critically ill patients with sepsis receiving high-volume continuous venovenous hemofiltration.

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    Bilgrami, I; Roberts, J A; Wallis, S C; Thomas, J; Davis, J; Fowler, S; Goldrick, P B; Lipman, J

    2010-07-01

    Use of high ultrafiltrate flow rates with continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVHF) in critically ill patients is an emerging setting, for which there are few data to guide drug dosing. The objectives of this study were, firstly, to investigate the pharmacokinetics of meropenem in critically ill patients with severe sepsis who are receiving high-volume CVVHF with high-volume exchanges (> or = 4 liters/h); secondly, to determine whether standard dosing regimens (1,000 mg intravenously [i.v.] every 8 h) are sufficient for treatment of less susceptible organisms such as Burkholderia pseudomallei (MIC, 4 mg/liter); and, finally, to compare the clearances observed in this study with data from previous studies using lower-volume exchanges (1 to 2 liters/h). We recruited 10 eligible patients and collected serial pre- and postfilter blood samples and ultrafiltrate and urine samples. A noncompartmental method was used to determine meropenem pharmacokinetics. The cohort had a median age of 56.6 years, a median weight of 70 kg, and a median APACHE II (acute physiology and chronic health evaluation) score of 25. The median (interquartile range) values for meropenem were as follows: terminal elimination half-life, 4.3 h (2.9 to 6.0); terminal volume of distribution, 0.2 liters/kg (0.2 to 0.3); trough concentration, 7.7 mg/liter (6.2 to 12.9); total clearance, 6.0 liters/h (5.2 to 6.2); hemofiltration clearance, 3.5 liters/h (3.4 to 3.9). In comparing the meropenem clearance here with those in previous studies, ultrafiltration flow rate was found to be the parameter that accounted for the differences in clearance of meropenem (R(2) = 0.89). In conclusion, high-volume CVVHF causes significant clearance of meropenem, necessitating steady-state doses of 1,000 mg every 8 h to maintain sufficient concentrations to treat less susceptible organisms such as B. pseudomallei.

  20. Can continuous quality improvement be assessed using randomized trials? [see comment

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    Samsa, G; Matchar, D

    2000-01-01

    STUDY QUESTION: Continuous quality improvement (CQI) has been implemented at least to some degree in many health care settings, yet randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of CQI are rare. We ask whether, when, and how RCTs of CQI might be designed. STUDY DESIGN: We consider two applications of CQI: as a general philosophy of management and (by analogy with the use of conceptual models from the behavioral sciences) as a conceptual model for developing specific interventions. The example of warfarin therapy for stroke prevention among patients with atrial fibrillation is used throughout. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: While it is impractical to use RCTs to study CQI as a general management philosophy, RCT methodology is appropriate for studying CQI as a conceptual model for generating interventions. RCTs of CQI might be considered when the process change under consideration is very large, its implications (e.g., in terms of cost, outcomes of care, etc.) are very great, and the best approach is uncertain. When designing RCTs of CQI, critical decisions include (1) the unit of randomization; (2) whether the focus is on CQI as a method for generating interventions or, instead, is on specific interventions in and of themselves; and (3) the flexibility available to local personnel to modify the intervention's operational details. CONCLUSIONS: RCTs of CQI as a conceptual model for generating interventions are feasible. PMID:10966090

  1. Continuous monitoring of plasma, interstitial, and intracellular fluid volumes in dialyzed patients by bioimpedance and hematocrit measurements.

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    Jaffrin, Michel Y; Fenech, Marianne; de Fremont, Jean-François; Tolani, Michel

    2002-01-01

    Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) permits evaluation of extra- and intracellular fluid volumes in patients. We wished to examine whether this technique, used in combination with hematocrit measurement, can reliably monitor fluid transfers during dialysis. Ankle to wrist BIS measurements were collected during 21 dialysis runs while hematocrit was continuously monitored in the blood line by an optical device. Extracellular (ECW) and intracellular (ICW) water volumes were calculated using Hanai's electrical model of suspensions. Plasma volume variations were calculated from hematocrit, and changes in interstitial volume were calculated as the difference between ECW and plasma volume changes. Because accuracy of ICW was too low, changes in ICW were calculated as the difference between ultrafiltered volume and ECW changes. Total body water (TBW) volumes calculated pre- and postdialysis were, respectively, 3.25+/-3.2 and 1.95+/-2.5 liters lower on average than TBW given by Watson et al.'s correlation. Average decreases in fluid compartments expressed as percentage of ultrafiltered volume were as follows: plasma, 18%; interstitial, 28%, and ICW, 54%. When the ultrafiltered volume was increased in a patient in successive runs, the relative contributions of ICW and interstitial fluid were augmented so as to reduce the relative drop in plasma volume.

  2. Continuous, non-invasive volume-clamp blood pressure: determinants of performance.

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    Lal, S K; Mihailidou, A S; Cejnar, M; Henderson, R J; Jones, M; Hunyor, S N

    1993-12-01

    To test a prototype hydraulic, non-invasive, continuous finger blood pressure monitor based on the volume-clamp principle for procedure-related factors likely to influence precision. The influence of these factors was determined by repeatability of finger blood pressure measurement and the relationship to contralateral arm-cuff blood pressure. Repeated blood pressure measurements from three different fingers were made in 60 subjects following re-initialization of the device and re-insertion of the finger into the cuff. Repeatability was assessed in relation to simultaneous arm-cuff readings. Drift in arm-finger discrepancy was measured over a 1-h period. Finger diameter, drug therapy and presence of peripheral vascular disease were correlated with arm-finger blood pressure difference. Repeatability coefficients (twice the SD of the arm-finger difference) across device re-initialization were large, but similar to parallel repeated arm blood pressure determinations: 17.6 and 17.1 mmHg for systolic blood pressure (SBP) and 13.9 and 13.6 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure (DBP), respectively. Withdrawing and re-inserting the finger reduced repeatability substantially, with a 50% increase in repeatability coefficient. A trend towards a progressive 9-mmHg increase was observed in overestimation of SBP over the 1-h period. Mean +/- SD pooled arm-finger blood pressure differences were -10.8 +/- 14.6 mmHg for SBP and 4.5 +/- 9.4 mmHg for DBP. Blood pressure measured in different fingers was similar on average, with repeatability no poorer than for re-insertion of the same finger. The presence of peripheral vascular disease in 15 subjects correlated with a smaller arm-finger difference for DBP. Variations in positioning of the finger within the cuff influences blood pressure measurement during volume-clamp plethysmography, reducing its precision. Finger SBP exceeds brachial auscultatory readings and has similar precision.

  3. Rapid concentration of Bacillus and Clostridium spores from large volumes of milk, using continuous flow centrifugation.

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    Agoston, Réka; Soni, Kamlesh A; McElhany, Katherine; Cepeda, Martha L; Zuckerman, Udi; Tzipori, Saul; Mohácsi-Farkas, Csilla; Pillai, Suresh D

    2009-03-01

    Deliberate or accidental contamination of foods such as milk, soft drinks, and drinking water with infectious agents or toxins is a major concern to health authorities. There is a critical need to develop technologies that can rapidly and efficiently separate and concentrate biothreat agents from food matrices. A key limitation of current centrifugation and filtration technologies is that they are batch processes with extensive hands-on involvement and processing times. The objective of our studies was to evaluate the continuous flow centrifugation (CFC) technique for the rapid separation and concentration of bacterial spores from large volumes of milk. We determined the effectiveness of the CFC technology for concentrating approximately 10(3) bacterial spores in 3.7 liters (1 gal) of whole milk and skim milk, using Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus atrophaeus, and Clostridium sporogenes spores as surrogates for biothreat agents. The spores in the concentrated samples were enumerated by using standard plating techniques. Three independent experiments were performed at 10,000 rpm and 0.7 liters/min flow rate. The mean B. subtilis spore recoveries were 71.3 and 56.5% in skim and whole milk, respectively, and those for B. atrophaeus were 55 and 59.3% in skim and whole milk, respectively. In contrast, mean C. sporogenes spore recoveries were 88.2 and 78.6% in skim and whole milk, respectively. The successful use of CFC to concentrate these bacterial spores from 3.7 liters of milk in 10 min shows promise for rapidly concentrating other spores from large volumes of milk.

  4. Comparison of Volume Overload with Cycler-Assisted versus Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

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    Davison, Sara N.; Jhangri, Gian S.; Jindal, Kailash; Pannu, Neesh

    2009-01-01

    Background and objectives: Cycler-assisted peritoneal dialysis (CCPD) has been associated with decreased sodium removal compared with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) as a result of peritoneal sodium sieving during the short dwells that are associated with CCPD. This may have adverse consequences for management of extracellular fluid volume (ECFV). This study compared ECFV in patients who received CAPD or CCPD; CCPD dwell times were maximized by limiting the number of exchanges, and the use of icodextrin for the long daytime dwells was widespread. Design, setting, participants, & measurements: This was an observational, cross-sectional study of 158 prevalent patients (90 CAPD, 68 CCPD). Demographic data, blood work, and 24-h dialysate and urine samples were collected from all participants between January 2004 and July 2006. They subsequently underwent assessment of ECFV by multifrequency bioimpedance spectroscopy analysis. Multivariate analysis was used to determine the relationship between peritoneal dialysis modality and ECFV. Potential cofounders including age, comorbidity, time on dialysis, residual renal function, and icodextrin use were identified a priori. Results: There were no differences in BP, use of antihypertensive medications, or the presence of peripheral edema between CAPD and CCPD patients. Similarly, there was no difference in the ratio of ECFV to total body water between CAPD (51.8%) and CCPD (51.9%) patients (P = 0.929). Conclusions: There is no difference in BP, sodium removal, or volume control in patients who use a contemporary approach to CCPD that uses fewer night cycles and liberalizes the use of icodextrin when compared with CAPD. PMID:19406971

  5. A quasi-positive family of continuous Darcy-flux finite-volume schemes with full pressure support

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    Edwards, Michael G.; Zheng, Hongwen

    2008-11-01

    A new family of flux-continuous, locally conservative, finite-volume schemes is presented for solving the general tensor pressure equation of subsurface flow in porous media. The new schemes have full pressure continuity imposed across control-volume faces. Previous families of flux-continuous schemes are point-wise continuous in pressure and flux. When applying the earlier point-wise flux-continuous schemes to strongly anisotropic full-tensor fields their failure to satisfy a maximum principle (as with other FEM and finite-volume methods) can result in loss of local stability for high anisotropy ratios which can cause strong spurious oscillations in the numerical pressure solution. An M-matrix analysis reveals the upper limits for guaranteeing a maximum principle for general 9-point schemes and aids in the design of schemes that minimize the occurrence of spurious oscillations in the discrete pressure field. The full pressure continuity schemes are shown to possess a larger range of flux-continuous schemes, than the previous point-wise counter parts. For strongly anisotropic full-tensor cases it is shown that the full quadrature range possessed by the new schemes permits these schemes to exploit quadrature points (previously out of range) that are shown to minimize spurious oscillations in discrete pressure solutions. The new formulation leads to a more robust quasi-positive family of flux-continuous schemes applicable to general discontinuous full-tensor fields.

  6. Investor structure and the price-volume relationship in a continuous double auction market: An agent-based modeling perspective

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    Zhang, Wei; Bi, Zhengzheng; Shen, Dehua

    2017-02-01

    This paper investigates the impact of investor structure on the price-volume relationship by simulating a continuous double auction market. Connected with the underlying mechanisms of the price-volume relationship, i.e., the Mixture of Distribution Hypothesis (MDH) and the Sequential Information Arrival Hypothesis (SIAH), the simulation results show that: (1) there exists a strong lead-lag relationship between the return volatility and trading volume when the number of informed investors is close to the number of uninformed investors in the market; (2) as more and more informed investors entering the market, the lead-lag relationship becomes weaker and weaker, while the contemporaneous relationship between the return volatility and trading volume becomes more prominent; (3) when the informed investors are in absolute majority, the market can achieve the new equilibrium immediately. Therefore, we can conclude that the investor structure is a key factor in affecting the price-volume relationship.

  7. 76 FR 35396 - Notice of Public Information Collection, Request for Comment on the Continued Use of the Partner...

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    ...; ] AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Notice of Public Information Collection, Request for Comment on the... 1995 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The US Agency for International Development invites the general public...: Extension of Information Collection. Purpose: The United States Agency for International Development intends...

  8. Commenting on health: a framing analysis of user comments in response to health articles online.

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    Holton, Avery; Lee, Nayeon; Coleman, Renita

    2014-01-01

    Public health officials have continually urged journalists and other members of the news media to ease off health frames that focus on individuals and to instead promote broader societal frames. Although some scholarly research has reinforced these pleas, none has examined the interplay between frames of health news coverage and resulting public comments. The current online environment invites such an analysis, allowing news organizations to post articles online and the public to comment on those articles. Using a content analysis, this study reveals thematic frames in online health stories may drive down gain-oriented responses, while episodic frames may prompt the public to share more personal comments. Furthermore, the findings examine other textual factors--gain and loss frames and mobilizing information--that may be driving the volume and frames of user comments to health stories online.

  9. Final environmental impact statement/report. Volume 3. Response to comments on draft environmental impact statement/report. Northeast corridor improvement project electrification: New Haven CT to Boston, MA

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    1994-10-31

    This document is the final environmental impact statement and final environmental impact report (FEIS/R) on the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to complete the electrification of the Northeast Corridor main line by extending electric traction from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. This document (Volume III) of the FEIS/R presents summaries of comments received on the DEIS/R and responses to these comments.

  10. Total energy cycle assessment of electric and conventional vehicles: an energy and environmental analysis. Volume 4: peer review comments on technical report

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    1998-01-01

    This report compares the energy use, oil use and emissions of electric vehicles (EVs) with those of conventional, gasoline-powered vehicles (CVs) over the total life cycle of the vehicles. The various stages included in the vehicles` life cycles include vehicle manufacture, fuel production, and vehicle operation. Disposal is not included. An inventory of the air emissions associated with each stage of the life cycle is estimated. Water pollutants and solid wastes are reported for individual processes, but no comprehensive inventory is developed. Volume IV includes copies of all the external peer review comments on the report distributed for review in July 1997.

  11. Relationship between malnutrition-inflammation syndrome and ultrafiltration volume in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients.

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    Tinroongroj, Nantawan; Jittikanont, Suparoek; Lumlertgul, Dusit

    2011-09-01

    Malnutrition inflammation syndrome may contribute to a change of peritoneum, leading to high peritoneal membrane transport, peritoneal albumin loss, and increased glucose uptake into systemic circulation and decreased ultrafiltration (UF) volume. Fluid overload is a common problem among CAPD patients which has an effect on morbidity and mortality in these patients. The present study was designed as a pilot to find out a correlation between malnutrition and UF volume in CAPD patients. A cross-sectional study was comducted in 42 stable CAPD cases at CAPD clinic, Maharaj Chiang Mai Hospital. Subjective global assessment score (SGA), malnutrition inflammation score (MIS), and laboratory values were utilized to identify nutritional and inflammatory status. Peritoneal equilibration test (PET) was performed to measure UF volume while bioelectrical impedance assay was determined to measure extracellular fluid volume (ECF), lean body mass (LBM), lean fat mass, and fluid status. Of 42 CAPD patients, 30 subjects were classified to have normal nutritional status while 12 patients were categorized to have malnutrition. Only 1 patient was classified to have malnutrition inflammation syndrome. MIS scores and serum albumin were significantly different between 2 groups (p < 0.001). PET-UF volume was significantly decreased in the malnutrition group (p < 0.05), especially when serum albumin was less than 3.0 g/dl. PET-UF volume was reduced 137.44 ml for every 1 g/dl of serum albumin below 3.0 g/dl. Residual renal function (RRF) was also significantly reduced in malnutrition group (p < 0.05). Malnutrition, decreased RRF and decreased UF volume led to ECF expansion, hypertension, and fluid overload. Other factors that were correlated with UF volume were ACEI and/or ARB use (p < 0.05) and total protein loss per day (p < 0.05). There was a significantly positive correlation between malnutrition and reduction of UF volume. Other factors that were correlated with UF volume were ACEI and

  12. A General-Purpose Finite-Volume Advection Scheme for Continuous and Discontinuous Fields on Unstructured Grids

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    Dendy, E. D.; Padial-Collins, N. T.; VanderHeyden, W. B.

    2002-08-01

    We present a new general-purpose advection scheme for unstructured meshes based on the use of a variation of the interface-tracking flux formulation recently put forward by O. Ubbink and R. I. Issa ( J. Comput. Phys.153, 26 (1999)), in combination with an extended version of the flux-limited advection scheme of J. Thuburn ( J. Comput. Phys.123, 74 (1996)), for continuous fields. Thus, along with a high-order mode for continuous fields, the new scheme presented here includes optional integrated interface-tracking modes for discontinuous fields. In all modes, the method is conservative, monotonic, and compatible. It is also highly shape preserving. The scheme works on unstructured meshes composed of any kind of connectivity element, including triangular and quadrilateral elements in two dimensions and tetrahedral and hexahedral elements in three dimensions. The scheme is finite-volume based and is applicable to control-volume finite-element and edge-based node-centered computations. An explicit-implicit extension to the continuous-field scheme is provided only to allow for computations in which the local Courant number exceeds unity. The transition from the explicit mode to the implicit mode is performed locally and in a continuous fashion, providing a smooth hybrid explicit-implicit calculation. Results for a variety of test problems utilizing the continuous and discontinuous advection schemes are presented.

  13. Medicare program; changes to the Medicare claims appeal procedures; continuation of effectiveness and extension of timeline for publication of final rule. Interim final rule with comment period; continuation of effectiveness and extension of timeline for publication of final rule.

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    2009-02-27

    This notice announces the continuation of effectiveness of a Medicare interim final rule with comment period and the extension of the timeline for publication of the final rule. This notice is issued in accordance with section 1871(a)(3)(C) of the Social Security Act (the Act), which allows an interim final rule to remain in effect after the expiration of the timeline specified in section 1871(a)(3)(B) of the Act (the "regular timeline") or, if applicable, at the end of each succeeding 1-year extension to the regular timeline, if prior to the expiration of the timeline, the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register a notice of continuation and explains why the regular timeline or any subsequent extension was not complied with.

  14. Continuing Education Needs Assessment Study of Dietary Technicians. Volume XVIII, No. 3.

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    Wisner, Patricia; Lucas, John A.

    In 1990, a survey was conducted by William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to determine the continuing education needs of dietetic technicians in the Chicago area. The survey was mailed to 844 dietetic technicians, requesting information on their awareness of and interest in WRHC's continuing education offerings in their field. Major findings of the…

  15. Degradation of phenol by Pseudomonas putida ATCC 11172 in continuous culture at different ratios of biofilm surface to culture volume

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    Molin, G.; Nilsson, I.

    1985-10-01

    Pseudomonas putida ATCC 11172 was grown in continuous culture with phenol as the only carbon and energy source; a culture practically without biofilm was compared with biofilm cultures of differing surface area/volume ratios. The biofilm did not significantly affect the maximal suspended cell concentration in the effluent, but it increased the maximal phenol reduction rate from 0.23 g/liter per h (without biofilm) to 0.72 g/liter per h at the highest biofilm level (5.5 cm/sup 2/ of biofilm surface per ml of reactor volume). The increase in phenol reduction rate was linear up to the surface area/volume ratio of 1.4 cm/sup 2//ml. The continuous cultures with biofilms could tolerate a higher phenol concentration of the medium (3.0 g/liter) than the nonbiofilm system (2.5 g/liter). At higher dilution rates an intermediate product, 2-hydroxymuconic semialdehyde, accumulated in the culture. When the biomass of the effluent started to decrease, the concentration of 2-hydroxymuconic semialdehyde, accumulated in the culture. When the biomass of the effluent started to decrease, the concentration of 2-hydroxymuconic semialdehyde reached a peak value. The authors conclude that biofilms in continuous culture have the potential to enhance the aerobic degradation of aromatic compounds.

  16. Continuous Rapid Quantification of Stroke Volume Using Magnetohydrodynamic Voltages in 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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    Gregory, T Stan; Oshinski, John; Schmidt, Ehud J; Kwong, Raymond Y; Stevenson, William G; Ho Tse, Zion Tsz

    2015-12-01

    To develop a technique to noninvasively estimate stroke volume in real time during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided procedures, based on induced magnetohydrodynamic voltages (VMHD) that occur in ECG recordings during MRI exams, leaving the MRI scanner free to perform other imaging tasks. Because of the relationship between blood flow (BF) and VMHD, we hypothesized that a method to obtain stroke volume could be derived from extracted VMHD vectors in the vectorcardiogram (VCG) frame of reference (VMHDVCG). To estimate a subject-specific BF-VMHD model, VMHDVCG was acquired during a 20-s breath-hold and calibrated versus aortic BF measured using phase-contrast magnetic resonance in 10 subjects (n=10) and 1 subject diagnosed with premature ventricular contractions. Beat-to-beat validation of VMHDVCG-derived BF was performed using real-time phase-contrast imaging in 7 healthy subjects (n=7) during 15-minute cardiac exercise stress tests and 30 minutes after stress relaxation in 3T MRIs. Subject-specific equations were derived to correlate VMHDVCG with BF at rest and validated using real-time phase-contrast. An average error of 7.22% and 3.69% in stroke volume estimation, respectively, was found during peak stress and after complete relaxation. Measured beat-to-beat BF time history derived from real-time phase-contrast and VMHD was highly correlated using a Spearman rank correlation coefficient during stress tests (0.89) and after stress relaxation (0.86). Accurate beat-to-beat stroke volume and BF were estimated using VMHDVCG extracted from intra-MRI 12-lead ECGs, providing a means to enhance patient monitoring during MR imaging and MR-guided interventions. © 2015 American Heart Association, Inc.

  17. Computer Simulation of the Continuous TNT Process. Volume 1: The Nitration Section

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    1975-01-01

    atents for that vessel such as volume and notch setting; it provides the ini. it and output phase compositions for the vessel from the previous time step...AeO 4+ Re RIOM +Do +Me -As"A dAl (A-62) AtO + RI O i Dv + MI AV a tdA , (A-03) A dot As 0 +$RIO + Do + Me As t " dA (A-64) A 0t A0 + 4P$0.-P$ " Ds "P

  18. Performance testing of multi-metal continuous emissions monitors. Appendix Volume 2

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    Haas, W.J. Jr.; French, N.B.; Brown, C.H.; Burns, D.B.; Lemieux, P.M.; Ryan, J.V.; Priebe, S.J.; Waterland, L.R.

    1997-11-17

    This report contains appendices to the study of three prototype multi-metals continuous emission monitors (CEMs). The appendices are: Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analytical Laboratory daily logbook pages and CEM data; Navy/Thermo Jarrell Ash Corp. daily logbook pages and CEM data; Sandia National Laboratories daily logbook pages and CEM data; Measurement data from Insitec particle counter, sizers, velocimeter.

  19. Integration of Population Education in APPEAL. Volume Three: Population Education in Literacy and Continuing Education.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

    These lesson plans for the adult learner result from two regional UNESCO workshops held in Indonesia in 1989 and Pakistan in 1991. Prototypes of exemplar instructional materials for primary education, literacy and continuing education programs were developed and tested during the workshops. The lessons focus on the need to introduce population…

  20. Effect of continuous oxygen insufflation on induced-gastric air volume during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a cadaveric model.

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    Segal, Nicolas; Voiglio, Eric J; Rerbal, Djamila; Jost, Daniel; Dubien, Pierre-Yves; Lanoe, Vincent; Dhers, Marion; Tourtier, Jean-Pierre; Plaisance, Patrick; Gueugniaud, Pierre-Yves

    2015-01-01

    The main objective of this study was to compare the volume of gas insufflated in the stomach with continuous external chest compressions plus continuous oxygen insufflation (C-CPR) versus standard-CPR (S-CPR) which alternates external chest compressions and synchronized positive insufflations through a bag-valve-mask with a 30/2 ratio. The secondary objective was to compare upper airway pressures (intratracheal and intramask) generated during continuous oxygen insufflation. Open, prospective, randomized, cross over, comparative, non-inferiority study. CPR was performed for six minutes periods, on seven fresh human corpses, with C-CPR or S-CPR in a random order. Before each CPR period, the stomach was completely emptied through the gastrostomy tube, and then 200 mL of air was injected in the stomach to be sure it was not collapsed. The gastric volume was measured at the end of each intervention. Intratracheal and intramask pressures were recorded continuously during C-CPR. Results were provided as mean ± standard deviation. Statistical analyses were done with a paired student t test. Induced-gastric inflation was lower with C-CPR (221 ± 130 mL) than with S-CPR (5401 ± 2208 mL, p = 0.001). Throughout C-CPR, no difference was found between the intratracheal and intramask pressures (4.4 ± 1.2; 4.0 ± 0.8 cmH2O, respectively, p = 0.45). This human cadaver study demonstrates that continuous oxygen insufflation induced less gastric inflation than intermittent insufflation during CPR. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Reduces Right Ventricular Volume in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Study

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    Magalang, Ulysses J.; Richards, Kathryn; McCarthy, Beth; Fathala, Ahmed; Khan, Meena; Parinandi, Narasimham; Raman, Subha V.

    2009-01-01

    Study Objectives. There are few data on the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on the structural and functional characteristics of the right heart in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We sought to leverage the advantages of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and hypothesized that CPAP treatment would improve right ventricular (RV) function in a group of patients with OSA who were free of other comorbid conditions. Methods. Patients with severe (apnea-hypopnea index ≥ 30/h) untreated OSA were prospectively enrolled. CMR included 3-dimensional measurement of biventricular size and function, and rest/stress myocardial perfusion and was performed at baseline and after 3 months of CPAP therapy. Results. Fifteen patients with mild to moderate desaturation were enrolled; 2 could not undergo CMR due to claustrophobia and obesity. There were significant decreases in the Epworth Sleepiness Scale score (p < 0.0001) and RV end-systolic and RV end-diastolic volumes (p < 0.05) with CPAP. There was a trend toward improvement in RV ejection fraction, but the improvement did not reach statistical significance. Other measures such as left ventricular volumes, left ventricular ejection fraction, myocardial perfusion reserve index, and thickness of the interventricular septum and ventricular free wall did not change significantly. Conclusions: This preliminary study found that CPAP treatment decreases RV volumes in patients with severe OSA who are otherwise healthy. CMR offers a novel technique to determine the effects of CPAP on ventricular structure and function in patients with OSA. A randomized controlled study is needed to confirm the results of our study. Citation: Magalang UJ; Richards K; McCarthy B; Fathala A; Khan M; Parinandi N; Raman SV. Continuous positive airway pressure therapy reduces right ventricular volume in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study. J Clin Sleep Med 2009

  2. Continuous Non-Invasive Monitoring of Tidal Volumes by Measurement of Tidal Impedance in Neonatal Piglets

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    Kurth, Florian; Zinnow, Fabienne; Prakapenia, Alexandra; Dietl, Sabrina; Winkler, Stefan; Ifflaender, Sascha; Rüdiger, Mario; Burkhardt, Wolfram

    2011-01-01

    Background Electrical Impedance measurements can be used to estimate the content of intra-thoracic air and thereby give information on pulmonary ventilation. Conventional Impedance measurements mainly indicate relative changes, but no information concerning air-volume is given. The study was performed to test whether a 3-point-calibration with known tidal volumes (VT) during conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) allows subsequent calculation of VT from total Tidal-Impedance (tTI) measurements using Quadrant Impedance Measurement (QIM). In addition the distribution of TI in different regions of the thorax was examined. Methodology and Principal Findings QIM was performed in five neonatal piglets during volume-controlled CMV. tTI values at three different VT (4, 6, 8 ml/kg) were used to establish individual calibration curves. Subsequently, each animal was ventilated with different patterns of varying VT (2–10 ml/kg) at different PEEP levels (0, 3, 6, 9, 12 cmH2O). VT variation was repeated after surfactant depletion by bronchoalveolar lavage. VT was calculated from tTI values (VTcalc) and compared to the VT delivered by the ventilator (VTPNT). Bland-Altman analysis revealed good agreement between VTcalc and VTPNT before (bias −0.08 ml; limits of agreement −1.18 to 1.02 ml at PEEP = 3 cmH2O) and after surfactant depletion (bias −0.17 ml; limits of agreement −1.57 to 1.22 ml at PEEP = 3 cmH2O). At higher PEEP levels VTcalc was lower than VTPNT, when only one fixed calibration curve (at PEEP 3 cmH2O) was used. With a new calibration curve at each PEEP level the method showed similar accuracy at each PEEP level. TI showed a homogeneous distribution over the four assessed quadrants with a shift toward caudal regions of the thorax with increasing VT. Conclusion Tidal Impedance values could be used for precise and accurate calculation of VT during CMV in this animal study, when calibrated at each PEEP level. PMID:21687746

  3. Cyber PCE Compendium: Cyber 300 Professional Continuing Education. Volume 1 Issue 2, Winter 2013.

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    2013-01-01

    Composite Risk Management ( CRM ) framework10 or even Boyd’s OODA loop.11 Despite the existence of a higher level framework, the Army should consider a cyber...facilities, equipment, supply chain activities, external service providers, and the environment in their assessment of the threat.14 3. Continuing with...facilities, equipment, supply chain activities, external service providers, and the environment in their vulnerability assessment.16 Combining the threat

  4. High-power, single-frequency, continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator employing a variable reflectivity volume Bragg grating.

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    Zeil, Peter; Thilmann, Nicky; Pasiskevicius, Valdas; Laurell, Fredrik

    2014-12-01

    A continuous-wave singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator (SRO) with an optimum extraction efficiency, that can be adjusted independent of the pump power, is demonstrated. The scheme employs a variable-reflectivity volume Bragg grating (VBG) as the output coupler of a ring cavity, omitting any additional intra-cavity elements. In this configuration, we obtained a 75%-efficient SRO with a combined signal (19 W @ 1.55 µm) and idler (11 W @ 3.4 µm) output power of 30 W.

  5. Continuous versus bolus tube feeds: Does the modality affect glycemic variability, tube feeding volume, caloric intake, or insulin utilization?

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    Evans, David C; Forbes, Rachel; Jones, Christian; Cotterman, Robert; Njoku, Chinedu; Thongrong, Cattleya; Tulman, David; Bergese, Sergio D; Thomas, Sheela; Papadimos, Thomas J; Stawicki, Stanislaw P

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: Enteral nutrition (EN) is very important to optimizing outcomes in critical illness. Debate exists regarding the best strategy for enteral tube feeding (TF), with concerns that bolus TF (BTF) may increase glycemic variability (GV) but result in fewer nutritional interruptions than continuous TF (CTF). This study examines if there is a difference in GV, insulin usage, TF volume, and caloric delivery among intensive care patients receiving BTF versus CTF. We hypothesize that there are no significant differences between CTF and BTF when comparing the above parameters. Materials and Methods: Prospective, randomized pilot study of critically ill adult patients undergoing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement for EN was performed between March 1, 2012 and May 15, 2014. Patients were randomized to BTF or CTF. Glucose values, insulin use, TF volume, and calories administered were recorded. Data were organized into 12-h epochs for statistical analyses and GV determination. In addition, time to ≥80% nutritional delivery goal, demographics, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II scores, and TF interruptions were examined. When performing BTF versus CTF assessments, continuous parameters were compared using Mann–Whitney U-test or repeated measures t-test, as appropriate. Categorical data were analyzed using Fisher's exact test. Results: No significant demographic or physiologic differences between the CTF (n = 24) and BTF (n = 26) groups were seen. The immediate post-PEG 12-h epoch showed significantly lower GV and median TF volume for patients in the CTF group. All subsequent epochs (up to 18 days post-PEG) showed no differences in GV, insulin use, TF volume, or caloric intake. Insulin use for both groups increased when comparing the first 24 h post-PEG values to measurements from day 8. There were no differences in TF interruptions, time to ≥80% nutritional delivery goal, or hypoglycemic episodes. Conclusions: This study

  6. Proceedings of the FAA-NASA Symposium on the Continued Airworthiness of Aircraft Structures. Volume 1

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    Bigelow, Catherine A. (Compiler)

    1997-01-01

    This publication contains the fifty-two technical papers presented at the FAA-NASA Symposium on the Continued Airworthiness of Aircraft Structures. The symposium, hosted by the FAA Center of Excellence for Computational Modeling of Aircraft Structures at Georgia Institute of Technology, was held to disseminate information on recent developments in advanced technologies to extend the life of high-time aircraft and design longer-life aircraft. Affiliations of the participants included 33% from government agencies and laboratories, 19% from academia, and 48% from industry; in all 240 people were in attendance. Technical papers were selected for presentation at the symposium, after a review of extended abstracts received by the Organizing Committee from a general call for papers.

  7. A continuous-flow system for high-precision kinetics using small volumes.

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    Zhou, Xianzhi; Medhekar, Rohit; Toney, Michael D

    2003-08-01

    A generally applicable continuous-flow kinetic analysis system that gives data of a precision high enough to measure small kinetic isotope effects for enzymatic and nonenzymatic reactions is described. It employs commercially available components that are readily assembled into an apparatus that is easy to use. It operates under laminar flow conditions, which requires that the time between the initiation of the reaction in the mixer and the observation be long enough that molecular diffusion can effect a symmetrization of the concentration profile that results from a thin plug of reagents introduced at the mixer. The analysis of a second-order irreversible reaction under pseudo-first-order conditions is presented. The Yersinia pestis protein tyrosine phosphatase catalyzed hydrolysis of p-nitrophenyl phosphate is characterized with the system, and a proton inventory on kcat is presented.

  8. Proceedings of the FAA-NASA Symposium on the Continued Airworthiness of Aircraft Structures. Volume 2

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    Bigelow, Catherine A. (Compiler)

    1997-01-01

    This publication contains the fifty-two technical papers presented at the FAA-NASA Symposium on the Continued Airworthiness of Aircraft Structures. The symposium, hosted by the FAA Center of Excellence for Computational Modeling of Aircraft Structures at Georgia Institute of Technology, was held to disseminate information on recent developments in advanced technologies to extend the life of high-time aircraft and design longer-life aircraft. Affiliations of the participants included 33% from government agencies and laboratories, 19% from academia, and 48% from industry; in all 240 people were in attendance. Technical papers were selected for presentation at the symposium, after a review of extended abstracts received by the Organizing Committee from a general call for papers.

  9. Continuous Rapid Quantification of Stroke Volume using Magnetohydrodynamic Voltages in 3T MRI

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    Gregory, T. Stan; Oshinski, John; Schmidt, Ehud J.; Kwong, Raymond Y.; Stevenson, William G.; Tse, Zion Tsz Ho

    2015-01-01

    Background To develop a technique to non-invasively estimate Stroke Volume (SV) in real-time during Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) guided procedures, based on induced Magnetohydrodynamic Voltages (VMHD) that occur in Electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings during MRI exams, leaving the MRI scanner free to perform other imaging tasks. Due to the relationship between blood-flow (BF) and VMHD, we hypothesized that a method to obtain SV could be derived from extracted VMHD vectors in the Vectorcardiogram frame-of-reference (VMHDVCG). Methods and Results To estimate a subject-specific BF-VMHD model, VMHDVCG was acquired during a 20-second breath-hold and calibrated versus aortic BF measured using Phase Contrast Magnetic Resonance (PCMR) in 10 subjects (n=10) and one subject diagnosed with Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs). Beat-to-Beat validation of VMHDVCG derived BF was performed using Real-Time Phase Contrast (RTPC) imaging in 7 healthy subjects (n=7) during a 15 minute cardiac exercise stress tests and 30 minutes after stress relaxation in 3T MRIs. Subject-specific equations were derived to correlate VMHDVCG to BF at rest, and validated using RTPC. An average error of 7.22% and 3.69% in SV estimation, respectively, was found during peak stress, and after complete relaxation. Measured beat-to-beat blood flow time-history derived from RTPC and VMHD were highly correlated using a Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient during stress tests (0.89) and after stress relaxation (=0.86). Conclusions Accurate beat-to-beat SV and BF were estimated using VMHDVCG extracted from intra-MRI 12-lead ECGs, providing a means to enhance patient monitoring during MR imaging and MR-guided interventions. PMID:26628581

  10. A simple toxicity apparatus for continuous flow with small volumes: demonstration with mysids and naphthalene

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    Smith, R.L.; Hargreaves, B.R.

    1983-04-01

    To determine the toxicity of naphthalene to the mysid crustacean Neomysis americana a small continuous-flow toxicant exposure system was built using design features of Mariotte bottle chemostats. Chemostats maintain cultures at constant cell concentrations by providing constant nutrient inputs. Such cultures remain well-mixed and have minimal cell contact with the container. The same characteristics are useful for exposing small invertebrates to volatile toxicants. The Mariotte bottles in the exposure system were modified by addition of air inlet restrictors. This modification provided stable flow at low pressure heads. The apparatus provided good water quality and physical environment for 10 mysids per chamber, and a more constant concentration of naphthalene than did static chambers replenished daily. Preliminary 96 h toxicity tests with N. americana were performed at 15/sup 0/C and 25/sup 0/C at concentrations of 900 and 1800 ..mu..g l/sup -1/ naphthalene in artificial seawater, for comparison with similar tests performed under static conditions. (JMT)

  11. Lagrange-type modeling of continuous dielectric permittivity variation in double-higher-order volume integral equation method

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    Chobanyan, E.; Ilić, M. M.; Notaroš, B. M.

    2015-05-01

    A novel double-higher-order entire-domain volume integral equation (VIE) technique for efficient analysis of electromagnetic structures with continuously inhomogeneous dielectric materials is presented. The technique takes advantage of large curved hexahedral discretization elements—enabled by double-higher-order modeling (higher-order modeling of both the geometry and the current)—in applications involving highly inhomogeneous dielectric bodies. Lagrange-type modeling of an arbitrary continuous variation of the equivalent complex permittivity of the dielectric throughout each VIE geometrical element is implemented, in place of piecewise homogeneous approximate models of the inhomogeneous structures. The technique combines the features of the previous double-higher-order piecewise homogeneous VIE method and continuously inhomogeneous finite element method (FEM). This appears to be the first implementation and demonstration of a VIE method with double-higher-order discretization elements and conformal modeling of inhomogeneous dielectric materials embedded within elements that are also higher (arbitrary) order (with arbitrary material-representation orders within each curved and large VIE element). The new technique is validated and evaluated by comparisons with a continuously inhomogeneous double-higher-order FEM technique, a piecewise homogeneous version of the double-higher-order VIE technique, and a commercial piecewise homogeneous FEM code. The examples include two real-world applications involving continuously inhomogeneous permittivity profiles: scattering from an egg-shaped melting hailstone and near-field analysis of a Luneburg lens, illuminated by a corrugated horn antenna. The results show that the new technique is more efficient and ensures considerable reductions in the number of unknowns and computational time when compared to the three alternative approaches.

  12. In-vivo validation of a new non-invasive continuous ventricular stroke volume monitoring system in an animal model

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    2011-01-01

    Introduction Recently, a non-invasive, continuous ventricular stroke volume monitoring system using skin electrodes has been developed. In contrast to impedance-based methods, the new technique (ventricular field recognition) enables measurement of changes in ventricular volume. A prototype using this new method was built (the hemologic cardiac profiler, HCP) and validated against a reference method in a pig model during variations in cardiac output. Methods In six Dalland pigs, cardiac output was simultaneously measured with the HCP (CO-HCP), and an invasive ultrasonic flow-probe around the ascending aorta (CO-FP). Variations in CO were achieved by change in ventricular loading conditions, cardiac pacing, and dobutamine administration. Data were analysed according to Bland-Altman analysis and Pearson's correlation. Results Pearson's correlation between the CO-HCP and the CO-FP was r = 0.978. Bland-Altman analysis showed a bias of - 0.114 L/minute, and a variability of the bias (2 standard deviations, 2SD) of 0.55 L/minute. Conclusions The results of the present study demonstrate that CO-HCP is comparable to CO-FP in an animal model of cardiac output measurements during a wide variation of CO. Therefore, the HCP has the potential to become a clinical applicable cardiac output monitor. PMID:21745380

  13. [Effect of continuous high-volume hemofiltration on patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome].

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    Xie, Jian; Yang, Jun

    2009-07-01

    To investigate the effect of continuous high-volume hemofiltration (HVHF) on extravascular lung water and respiratory mechanics in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Forty-one patients with ARDS and MODS were randomized into control group (20 patients) and HVHF treatment group (21 patients). The patients in HVHF treatment group undergoing mechanical ventilation were treated with HVHF (6 L/h) for 24 hours. The pulse indicator continuous cardiac output (PiCCO) catheter was inserted for monitoring cardiac output (CO), the extravascular lung water index (EVLWI) and intrathoracic blood volume index (ITBVI). Arterial partial pressure of oxygen (PaO(2)), arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO(2)), oxygenation index (PaO(2)/FiO(2)), peak airway pressure (Ppeak) and dynamic compliance (Cdyn) were measured. Concentrations of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in blood were detected by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). All indexes in control group did not show significant improvement before and after treatment (all P>0.05). There was significant lowering of concentrations of TNF-alpha and IL-6 in blood after HVHF at 24 hours, and also true in CO and EVLWI (all P<0.05). Ppeak and Cdyn were improved significantly, PaO(2)/FiO(2) increased markedly, and compared with that before HVHF and control group, significant differences were found in all the indexes (all P<0.05). HVHF shows significant beneficial effects on pulmonary function of patients with ARDS and MODS as a result of removal of cytokines, decrease in EVLWI and amelioration of disturbance in oxygen metabolism.

  14. Comments on Economides and Ehlig-Economides,"Sequestering carbon dioxide in a closed underground volume," SPE 124430, October 2009

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    Oldenburg, Curt; Pruess, Karsten; Birkholzer, Jens; Doughty, Christine

    2009-10-22

    The paper examines the pressure increase resulting from injection of CO2 into a 1D radial system with closed boundaries. The finding is that unacceptably high pressures are obtained when only 1% or less of the pore volume is occupied by injected CO2. These results are used to make the general conclusion that large-scale CCS is not feasible.

  15. Determination of prestenotic flow volume using an automated method based on colour Doppler imaging for evaluating orifice area by the continuity equation: validation in a pulsatile flow model

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    Dennig, K; Nesser, H; Hall, D; Haase, H; Schomig, A

    1998-01-01

    Objective—To evaluate, in a pulsatile flow model simulating flow conditions in valvar stenoses, whether accurate determination of orifice area can be achieved by the continuity equation using automated determination of flow volumes based on spatiotemporal integration of digital colour Doppler flow velocities.
Methods—A method for automated determination of flow volumes which takes into account the velocity distribution across a region of interest was examined using flow through a tube and various restrictive outlet orifices with areas ranging between 0.2 and 3.1 cm2. The sampling rectangle of the Doppler method was positioned proximal to the obstructions within the flow convergence zone for evaluating prestenotic flow volume. Stenotic jet velocities were recorded by continuous wave Doppler to obtain the integral under the velocity curve. Prestenotic flow volume was then divided by the velocity integral to calculate functional orifice area according to the continuity equation.
Results—The presence of parabolically shaped velocity profiles across the prestenotic region was demonstrated by the Doppler method. Excellent agreement was found between prestenotic flow volumes measured by the Doppler technique and actual values (r = 0.99, SEE = 1.35 ml, y = 0.99x−0.24). Use of the continuity equation led to a close correlation, with a systematic underestimation of geometric orifice sizes. Correction of Doppler data for flow contraction yielded an excellent agreement with actual orifice areas.
Conclusions—The study validated the accuracy of a Doppler method for automated determination of flow volumes for quantifying orifice area by the continuity equation. Prestenotic flow volume and functional orifice area could be evaluated reliably in the presence of non-flat velocity profiles. Thus the method contributes to the non-invasive assessment of valvar stenoses.

 Keywords: Doppler echocardiography;  automated flow volume determination;  valvar

  16. Imaging water velocity and volume fraction distributions in water continuous multiphase flows using inductive flow tomography and electrical resistance tomography

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    Meng, Yiqing; Lucas, Gary P.

    2017-05-01

    This paper presents the design and implementation of an inductive flow tomography (IFT) system, employing a multi-electrode electromagnetic flow meter (EMFM) and novel reconstruction techniques, for measuring the local water velocity distribution in water continuous single and multiphase flows. A series of experiments were carried out in vertical-upward and upward-inclined single phase water flows and ‘water continuous’ gas-water and oil-gas-water flows in which the velocity profiles ranged from axisymmetric (single phase and vertical-upward multiphase flows) to highly asymmetric (upward-inclined multiphase flows). Using potential difference measurements obtained from the electrode array of the EMFM, local axial velocity distributions of the continuous water phase were reconstructed using two different IFT reconstruction algorithms denoted RT#1, which assumes that the overall water velocity profile comprises the sum of a series of polynomial velocity components, and RT#2, which is similar to RT#1 but which assumes that the zero’th order velocity component may be replaced by an axisymmetric ‘power law’ velocity distribution. During each experiment, measurement of the local water volume fraction distribution was also made using the well-established technique of electrical resistance tomography (ERT). By integrating the product of the local axial water velocity and the local water volume fraction in the cross section an estimate of the water volumetric flow rate was made which was compared with a reference measurement of the water volumetric flow rate. In vertical upward flows RT#2 was found to give rise to water velocity profiles which are consistent with the previous literature although the profiles obtained in the multiphase flows had relatively higher central velocity peaks than was observed for the single phase profiles. This observation was almost certainly a result of the transfer of axial momentum from the less dense dispersed phases to the water

  17. Comment on "Deep-sea temperature and ice volume changes across the Pliocene-Pleistocene climate transitions".

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    Yu, Jimin; Broecker, Wally S

    2010-06-18

    Sosdian and Rosenthal (Reports, 17 July 2009, p. 306) used magnesium/calcium ratios in benthic foraminifera from the North Atlantic to reconstruct past bottom-water temperatures. They suggested that both ice volume change and ice-sheet dynamics played important roles during the late Pliocene and mid-Pleistocene climate transitions. We present evidence that their record of deep ocean temperature is not reliable, thus raising doubts about their conclusions.

  18. Effects of Simulated Surface Effect Ship Motions on Crew Habitability. Phase II. Volume 1. Summary Report and Comments

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    1981-04-01

    F• 198OF1L-0/I- =•RAI. )81 -• i . _j EFFECT OF.SIMULATED 1 S URFACE EFFECT SHIP J•OTIONS_2 ON CREW HABITABILITY 1PHASE 1J_ "I ,,OLUME 1 iI SUMMARY...PMS-304 TR 1070 APRIL 1981 _4 EFFECTS OF SIMULATED SURFACE EFFECT SHIP MOTIONS -i I ON CREW HABITABILITY -PHASE ii~i VOLUME 1 i SUMMARY REPORT AND...and Habitability in Varlous SES Designs . . . . . . . . . 59 Comparison of Tested Motion to Other Ship Data . . . . . . . . . .. 63 REFERENCES

  19. Cost-effectiveness analysis should continually assess competing health care options especially in high volume environments like cataract surgery

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    Khan, Ashiya; Amitava, Abadan Khan; Rizvi, Syed Ali Raza; Siddiqui, Ziya; Kumari, Namita; Grover, Shivani

    2015-01-01

    Context: Cost-effectiveness analysis should continually assess competing health care options especially in high volume environments like cataract surgery. Aims: To compare the cost effectiveness of phacoemulsification (PE) versus manual small-incision cataract surgery (MSICS). Settings and Design: Prospective randomized controlled trial. Tertiary care hospital setting. Subjects and Methods: A total of 52 consenting patients with age-related cataracts, were prospectively recruited, and block randomized to PE or MSICS group. Preoperative and postoperative LogMAR visual acuity (VA), visual function-14 (VF-14) score and their quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) were obtained, and the change in their values calculated. These were divided by the total cost incurred in the surgery to calculate and compare the cost effectiveness and cost utility. Surgery duration was also compared. Statistical Analysis Used: Two group comparison with Student's t-test. Significance set at P < 0.05; 95% confidence interval (CI) quoted where appropriate. Results: Both the MSICS and PE groups achieved comparative outcomes in terms of change (difference in mean [95% CI]) in LogMAR VA (0.03 [−0.05−0.11]), VF-14 score (7.92 [−1.03−16.86]) and QALYs (1.14 [−0.89−3.16]). However, with significantly lower costs (INR 3228 [2700–3756]), MSICS was more cost effective, with superior cost utility value. MSICS was also significantly quicker (10.58 min [6.85–14.30]) than PE. Conclusions: MSICS provides comparable visual and QALY improvement, yet takes less time, and is significantly more cost-effective, compared with PE. Greater push and penetration of MSICS, by the government, is justifiably warranted in our country. PMID:26265639

  20. Development of Alternative Continuing Educational Systems for Preventing the Technological Obsolescence of Air Force Scientists and Engineers. Volume 1. Basic Study.

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    Slebodnick, Edward B.; And Others

    Volume 1 of the study reports a work effort to define and give guidelines for the acquisition of cost-effective alternative continuing education (CE) systems to prevent the technological obsolescence of Air Force military scientific and engineering officer personnel. A detailed background survey of the problem was conducted using questionnaires,…

  1. Assessment of Program Impact Through First Grade, Volume I: The Context, Conceptual Approach and Methods of the Evaluation. An Evaluation of Project Developmental Continuity. Interim Report X.

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    Rosario, Jose; And Others

    This volume is the first of a series reporting evaluation findings on the impact of Project Developmental Continuity (PDC) on institutions, classroom staff, parents and children from the time the children entered Head Start through the first grade. PDC was begun in 1974 with the purpose of ensuring that disadvantaged children receive continuous…

  2. Assessment of Program Impact Through First Grade, Volume V: Impact on Children. An Evaluation of Project Developmental Continuity. Interim Report X.

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    Berrueta-Clement, John; And Others

    Fifth in a series of six volumes reporting outcomes of the preliminary evaluation of an educational intervention, this report presents the findings of the effects of Project Developmental Continuity (PDC) up to the time the evaluation study's cohort of children completed grade 1. Preliminary findings concerning the relationship between variables…

  3. Assessment of Program Impact Through First Grade, Volume IV: Impact on Teachers. An Evaluation of Project Developmental Continuity. Interim Report X.

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    Wacker, Sally; And Others

    The fourth in a series reporting evaluation findings on the impact of Project Developmental Continuity (PDC), this volume reports treatment-related and other findings concerning teachers and classrooms up to the time the evaluation study's cohort of children had completed grade 1. Begun at 15 sites in 1974 with the purpose of ensuring that…

  4. Final Environmental Impact Statement for the construction and operation of Claiborne Enrichment Center, Homer, Louisiana (Docket No. 70-3-70). Volume 2, Public comments and NRC response

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    Zeitoun, A.

    1994-08-01

    The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) (Volume 1), was prepared by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in accordance with regulation 10 CFR Part 51, which implements the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to assess the potential environmental impacts for licensing the construction and operation of a proposed gaseous centrifuge enrichment facility to be built in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana by Louisiana Energy Services, L.P. (LES). The proposed facility would have a production capacity of about 866 metric tons annually of up to 5 weight percent enriched UF{sub 6}, using a proven centrifuge technology. Included in the assessment are co on, both normal operations and potential accidents (internal and external events), and the eventual decontamination and decommissioning of the site. In order to help assure that releases from the operation of the facility and potential impacts on the public are as low as reasonably achievable, an environmental monitoring program was developed by LES to detect significant changes in the background levels of uranium around the site. Other issues addressed include the purpose and need for the facility, the alternatives to the proposed action, potential disposition of the tails, the site selection process, and environmental justice. The NRC staff concludes that the facility can be constructed and operated with small and acceptable impacts on the public and the environment, and proposes to issue a license to the applicant, Louisiana Energy Services, to authorize construction and operation of the proposed facility. The letters in this Appendix have been divided into three sections. Section One contains letters to which the NRC responded by addressing specific comments. Section Two contains the letters that concerned the communities of Forest Grove and Center Springs. Section Three is composed of letters that required no response. These letters were generally in support of the facility.

  5. [Noninvasive, continuous monitoring of artificial respiration in premature and newborn infants by the constant measurement of respiratory minute volume, oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide release].

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    Leidig, E; Noller, F; Mentzel, H

    1986-01-01

    A system of instrumentation for the continuous measurement of the respiratory gases during assisted ventilation of neonates and premature infants based upon "breath-by-breath-method" is described. The four respiratory parameters flow (V), ventilation pressure (p), oxygen-concentration and carbon dioxide-concentration are measured. These datas are processed by a computer to generate a continuous display of the respiratory minute volume, the tidal volume, the breath rate, the oxygen consumption and the carbon dioxide production. All parameters are stored and can be displayed or plotted as trends. The flow-measurement is performed using hot-wire-anemometry. The very small flow sensor is adapted directly to the tube. Next to this sensor, the respiratory gas for the analysis of the O2- and CO2- concentration is suctioned off continuously. First clinical experience in mechanically ventilated newborns is characterized.

  6. 10 CFR 501.31 - Written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Written comments. 501.31 Section 501.31 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (CONTINUED) ALTERNATE FUELS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND SANCTIONS Written Comments, Public Hearings and Conferences During Administrative Proceedings § 501.31 Written comments. (a) New...

  7. 10 CFR 501.143 - Comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

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  8. 10 CFR 501.143 - Comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Comments. 501.143 Section 501.143 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (CONTINUED) ALTERNATE FUELS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND SANCTIONS Rulings § 501.143 Comments. Any interested person may file a written comment on or objection to a published ruling at any time...

  9. 10 CFR 501.143 - Comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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  12. 10 CFR 501.31 - Written comments.

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    2011-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Written comments. 501.31 Section 501.31 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (CONTINUED) ALTERNATE FUELS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND SANCTIONS Written Comments, Public Hearings and Conferences During Administrative Proceedings § 501.31 Written comments. (a) New...

  14. 10 CFR 501.31 - Written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Written comments. 501.31 Section 501.31 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (CONTINUED) ALTERNATE FUELS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND SANCTIONS Written Comments, Public Hearings and Conferences During Administrative Proceedings § 501.31 Written comments. (a) New...

  15. 10 CFR 501.31 - Written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Written comments. 501.31 Section 501.31 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (CONTINUED) ALTERNATE FUELS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND SANCTIONS Written Comments, Public Hearings and Conferences During Administrative Proceedings § 501.31 Written comments. (a) New...

  16. Sierra Pacific Power Company Alturas Transmission Line Project, Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement. Volume 2: Comments and responses

    SciTech Connect

    1995-11-01

    Sierra Pacific Power Company has proposed the construction and operation of a 345,000 volt overhead electric power transmission line from Alturas, California to Reno, Nevada. This Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement will assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project and alternatives. This report contains public comments which were received on the Draft EIR/S. Significant issues may be identified through public and agency comments.

  17. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Comments on 'Reconsidering the definition of a dose volume histogram'—dose mass histogram (DMH) versus dose volume histogram (DVH) for predicting radiation-induced pneumonitis

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mavroidis, Panayiotis; Plataniotis, Georgios A.; Adamus Górka, Magdalena; Lind, Bengt K.

    2006-12-01

    In a recently published paper (Nioutsikou et al 2005 Phys. Med. Biol. 50 L17) the authors showed that the use of the dose-mass histogram (DMH) concept is a more accurate descriptor of the dose delivered to lung than the traditionally used dose-volume histogram (DVH) concept. Furthermore, they state that if a functional imaging modality could also be registered to the anatomical imaging modality providing a functional weighting across the organ (functional mass) then the more general and realistic concept of the dose-functioning mass histogram (D[F]MH) could be an even more appropriate descriptor. The comments of the present letter to the editor are in line with the basic arguments of that work since their general conclusions appear to be supported by the comparison of the DMH and DVH concepts using radiobiological measures. In this study, it is examined whether the dose-mass histogram (DMH) concept deviated significantly from the widely used dose-volume histogram (DVH) concept regarding the expected lung complications and if there are clinical indications supporting these results. The problem was investigated theoretically by applying two hypothetical dose distributions (Gaussian and semi-Gaussian shaped) on two lungs of uniform and varying densities. The influence of the deviation between DVHs and DMHs on the treatment outcome was estimated by using the relative seriality and LKB models using the Gagliardi et al (2000 Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 46 373) and Seppenwoolde et al (2003 Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 55 724) parameter sets for radiation pneumonitis, respectively. Furthermore, the biological equivalent of their difference was estimated by the biologically effective uniform dose (\\bar{\\bar{D}}) and equivalent uniform dose (EUD) concepts, respectively. It is shown that the relation between the DVHs and DMHs varies depending on the underlying cell density distribution and the applied dose distribution. However, the range of their deviation in

  18. Telephone Flat Geothermal Development Project Environmental Impact Statement Environmental Impact Report. Final: Comments and Responses to Comments

    SciTech Connect

    1999-02-01

    This document is the Comments and Responses to Comments volume of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report prepared for the proposed Telephone Flat Geothermal Development Project (Final EIS/EIR). This volume of the Final EIS/EIR provides copies of the written comments received on the Draft EIS/EIR and the leady agency responses to those comments in conformance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

  19. Journal of Glenn T. Seaborg, 1971--1979. Volume 5b, July 1, 1976--December 31, 1976

    SciTech Connect

    Seaborg, G.T.

    1993-06-01

    Volume 5b continues the journal kept by Glenn T. Seaborg, head of the Atomic Energy Commission under President Kennedy. In addition to comments on his professional activities at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and his activities as president of the American Chemical Society, Mr. Seaborg includes correspondences, newspaper clippings of functions he attended, and even the occasional comment about his personal life. His experiments at this time were concerned with SuperHILAC bombardments.

  20. Lifelong Learning and the Academy: The Changing Nature of Continuing Education. ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 32, Number 2

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cantor, Jeffrey A., Ed.

    2006-01-01

    An old adage--the truly educated never graduate--has come to exemplify the rationale for the growth and expansion of professional continuing education (PCE) programs in the United States. This monograph is about the trends and best practices in professional continuing education. It explores how this area of higher and adult education, once the…

  1. Fostering the Growing Need to Learn: Designs for the Continuing Education of Health Manpower. Part One, Volume One.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Syracuse Univ., NY.

    This publication is one of four parts of the Project Continuing Education for Health Manpower performed by Syracuse University for the Regional Medical Programs Service. Continuing education is defined as systematic efforts to acquire, maintain, and develop the abilities, skills, knowledge, and attitudes of persons already engaged in providing…

  2. Nuclear assay of coal. Volume 9. Prototype design of a continuous coal assay system. Final report. [Continuous on-line coal analyzer (CONAC)

    SciTech Connect

    Spencer, C.M.; Gozani, T.; Brown, D.R.

    1984-10-01

    This report describes how constraints imposed by the physical principles of the various assay techniques, by the potential user and by the industrial environment have been accounted for in the design and construction of the Continuous On-line Coal Analyzer of Coal--CONAC. The report describes the overall instrument requirements for accuracy and precision in the determination of the elemental constituents of the coal along with its moisture, ash and calorific value. How these and other design requirements are met for each of the CONAC subsystems are also described. These subsystems embody the various non-intrusive assay techniques incorporated in the CONAC, including prompt gamma neutron activation analysis (PGNAA), microwave moisture monitoring, gamma ray densitometry, and hydrogen monitoring by neutron moderation. Other subsystems of the CONAC described in this report include the radioactive source-shielding system, the coal conveyance system, the data acquisition system, and the software operator interface. The general mechanical and electrical specifications for the CONAC are also included. 7 references, 19 figures, 5 tables.

  3. The enigma of continual plasma volume expansion in pregnancy: critical role of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.

    PubMed

    West, Crystal A; Sasser, Jennifer M; Baylis, Chris

    2016-12-01

    Pregnancy is characterized by avid renal sodium retention and plasma volume expansion in the presence of decreased blood pressure. Decreased maternal blood pressure is a consequence of reduced systemic vascular tone, which results from an increased production of vasodilators [nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandins, and relaxin] and decreased vascular responsiveness to the potent vasoconstrictor (angiotensin II). The kidneys participate in this vasodilatory response, resulting in marked increases in renal plasma flow and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) during pregnancy. In women, sodium retention drives plasma volume expansion (∼40%) and is necessary for perfusion of the growing uterus and fetus. For there to be avid sodium retention in the presence of the potent natriuretic influences of increased NO and elevated GFR, there must be modifications of the tubules to prevent salt wasting. The purpose of this review is to summarize these adaptations.

  4. Water Resources Data, Georgia, 2002--Volume 2: Continuous ground-water-level data, and periodic surface-water- and ground-water-quality data, Calendar Year 2002

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Coffin, Robert; Grams, Susan C.; Leeth, David C.; Peck, Michael F.

    2002-01-01

    Water resources data for the 2002 water year for Georgia consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; and the stage and contents of lakes and reservoirs published in two volumes in a digital format on a CD-ROM. Volume one of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during water year 2002, including: discharge records of 154 gaging stations; stage for 165 gaging stations; precipitation for 105 gaging stations; information for 20 lakes and reservoirs; continuous water-quality records for 27 stations; the annual peak stage and annual peak discharge for 72 crest-stage partial-record stations; and miscellaneous streamflow measurements at 50 stations, and miscellaneous water-quality data recorded by the NAWQA program in Georgia. Volume two of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during calendar year 2002, including continuous water-level records of 155 ground-water wells and periodic records at 132 water-quality stations. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Georgia.

  5. Water Resources Data, Georgia, 2003, Volume 1: Continuous water-level, streamflow, water-quality data, and periodic water-quality data, Water Year 2003

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Hickey, Andrew C.; Kerestes, John F.; McCallum, Brian E.

    2004-01-01

    Water resources data for the 2003 water year for Georgia consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; and the stage and contents of lakes and reservoirs published in two volumes in a digital format on a CD-ROM. Volume one of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during water year 2003, including: discharge records of 163 gaging stations; stage for 187 gaging stations; precipitation for 140 gaging stations; information for 19 lakes and reservoirs; continuous water-quality records for 40 stations; the annual peak stage and annual peak discharge for 65 crest-stage partial-record stations; and miscellaneous streamflow measurements at 36 stations, and miscellaneous water-quality data at 162 stations in Georgia. Volume two of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during calendar year 2003, including continuous water-level records of 156 ground-water wells and periodic records at 130 water-quality stations. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Georgia.

  6. Batch and continuous biogas production arising from feed varying in rice straw volumes following pre-treatment with extrusion.

    PubMed

    Menardo, S; Cacciatore, V; Balsari, P

    2015-03-01

    This paper studies the synergistic effects on biogas production obtained when different feedstocks are co-digested with varying proportions of rice straw and explores their behavior at the laboratory scale in continuously stirred digesters. Evaluative measures included methane production, volatile solids degradation, ash accumulation, and extrusion effectiveness. The effect of extrusion on the production of energy was also investigated. Results indicated that continuous stirred digesters fed with substrates composed of 10% or 30% of ensiled rice straw (on total FM) produced 146.1 and 140.0lNCH4kgDM(-1)day(-1), respectively. When extrusion was employed, organic matter degradation was promoted and methane production was significantly raised-by as much as 16%. For the feeds containing 10% rice straw, the increase in obtained energy was higher than the energy needed for the extrusion, but the energy balance was close to zero when the percentage of rice straw was the 30% of the feed.

  7. Programmer's manual for IOSYM: an input-oriented simulation language for continuous systems. Volume 2: subprogram description

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, D.M.

    1981-06-01

    IOSYM is an extension of the GASP IV simulation language. It permits systems which are sequences of continuous processes to be modeled graphically. Normally the system can be described by data input only. The language permits stochastic sequencing and termination criteria for processes and allows crossing conditions for ending operations that are more general than GASP IV. Extensive capability exists for conditional branching and logical modification of the network. IOSYM has been used to model the cost of geothermal drilling where the various costly processes of drilling are represented by IOSYM operations. The language is much more general however; it retains more of GASP IV's discrete event capabilities and permits easy modeling of continuous processes.

  8. Viking lander imaging investigation during extended and continuation automatic missions. Volume 2: Lander 2 picture catalog of experiment data record

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jones, K. L.; Henshaw, M.; Mcmenomy, C.; Robles, A.; Scribner, P. C.; Wall, S. D.; Wilson, J. W.

    1981-01-01

    Images returned by the two Viking landers during the extended and continuation automatic phases of the Viking Mission are presented. Information describing the conditions under which the images were acquired is included with skyline drawings showing the images positioned in the field of view of the cameras. Subsets of the images are listed in a variety of sequences to aid in locating images of interest. The format and organization of the digital magnetic tape storage of the images are described. A brief description of the mission and the camera system is also included.

  9. Viking lander imaging investigation during extended and continuation automatic missions. Volume 1: Lander 1 picture catalog of experiment data record

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jones, K. L.; Henshaw, M.; Mcmenomy, C.; Robles, A.; Scribner, P. C.; Wall, S. D.; Wilson, J. W.

    1981-01-01

    All images returned by Viking Lander 1 during the extended and continuation automatic phases of the Viking Mission are presented. Listings of supplemental information which describe the conditions under which the images were acquired are included together with skyline drawings which show where the images are positioned in the field of view of the cameras. Subsets of the images are listed in a variety of sequences to aid in locating images of interest. The format and organization of the digital magnetic tape storage of the images are described as well as the mission and the camera system.

  10. Continuous noninvasive arterial pressure measurement using the volume clamp method: an evaluation of the CNAP device in intensive care unit patients.

    PubMed

    Wagner, Julia Y; Negulescu, Ileana; Schöfthaler, Miriam; Hapfelmeier, Alexander; Meidert, Agnes S; Huber, Wolfgang; Schmid, Roland M; Saugel, Bernd

    2015-12-01

    The CNAP system allows continuous noninvasive arterial pressure measurement based on the volume clamp method using a finger cuff. We aimed to evaluate the agreement between arterial pressure measurements noninvasively obtained using the CNAP device and arterial catheter-derived arterial pressure measurements in intensive care unit patients. In 55 intensive care unit patients, we simultaneously recorded arterial pressure values obtained by an arterial catheter placed in the abdominal aorta through the femoral artery (criterion standard) and arterial pressure values determined noninvasively using CNAP. We performed Bland-Altman analysis and calculated the percentage error. The mean difference (±standard deviation, 95% limits of agreement, percentage error) between noninvasive (CNAP) and invasively assessed arterial pressure was for mean arterial pressure +1 mmHg (±9 mmHg, -16 to +19 mmHg, 22%), for systolic arterial pressure -10 mmHg (±16 mmHg, -42 to +21 mmHg, 27%), and for diastolic arterial pressure +7 mmHg (±9 mmHg, -10 to +24 mmHg, 28%). Our results indicate a reasonable accuracy and precision for the determination of mean and diastolic arterial pressure by noninvasive continuous arterial pressure measurements using the volume clamp method compared with the criterion standard (invasive arterial catheter). Systolic arterial pressure is determined less accurately and precisely.

  11. Water Resources Data, Georgia, 2001, Volume 1: Continuous water-level, streamflow, water-quality data, and periodic water-quality data, Water Year 2001

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    McCallum, Brian E.; Kerestes, John F.; Hickey, Andrew C.

    2001-01-01

    Water resources data for the 2001 water year for Georgia consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; and the stage and contents of lakes and reservoirs published in two volumes in a digital format on a CD-ROM. Volume one of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during water year 2001, including: discharge records of 133 gaging stations; stage for 144 gaging stations; precipitation for 58 gaging stations; information for 19 lakes and reservoirs; continuous water-quality records for 17 stations; the annual peak stage and annual peak discharge for 76 crest-stage partial-record stations; and miscellaneous streamflow measurements at 27 stations, and miscellaneous water-quality data recorded by the NAWQA program in Georgia. Volume two of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during calendar year 2001, including continuous water-level records of 159 ground-water wells and periodic records at 138 water-quality stations. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Georgia. Note: Historically, this report was published as a paper report. For the 1999 and subsequent water-year reports, the Water Resources Data for Georgia changed to a new, more informative and functional format on CD-ROM. The format is based on a geographic information system (GIS) user interface that allows the user to view map locations of the hydrologic monitoring stations and networks within respective river basins.

  12. 78 FR 33146 - Notice of Proposal Policy for Distribution of FAA Data and Information; Extension of Comment Period

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  13. Research to practice in The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions: a thematic analysis of volumes 1 through 24.

    PubMed

    MacIntosh-Murray, Anu; Perrier, Laure; Davis, David

    2006-01-01

    Authors have stressed the importance of the broader contextual influences on practice improvement and learning and have expressed concern about gaps between research and practice. This implies a potential expansion of the knowledge base for continuing education in the health professions (CEHP) and an increased emphasis on research evidence for that knowledge. How has the content of The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP) reflected those changes? What are the implications for CEHP practitioners? Based on all abstracts, tables of contents, and editorials, a thematic analysis was completed for volumes 1 through 24 of JCEHP. All texts were downloaded into qualitative analysis software and coded. Main code categories included demographics of articles, concepts relating to CEHP as a discipline, knowledge translation and outcomes-oriented continuing education, and theories and frameworks. Key themes were identified. Key themes include categories of topics included in JCEHP over the years, the increased prominence of research in JCEHP, a dual research evidence-to-practice gap, the professionalization of continuing education providers, and interdisciplinarity and the links with broader frameworks that have been proposed for CEHP. Two sets of research-to-practice gaps are portrayed in the journal: the gap between clinical research and practice and the gap between research and practice in CEHP. To close the first gap, authors have asserted that the second gap must be addressed, ensuring that CEHP practices themselves are evidence based, driven by theory-based research. This is a variation on prior debates regarding the need to define CEHP as a discipline, which uses the language of professionalization. The increased focus of continuing education on the contexts of health care providers' practices has multiplied the topics that are potentially relevant to CEHP practice.

  14. Tunable continuous-wave dual-wavelength laser by external-cavity superluminescent diode with a volume Bragg grating and a diffraction grating

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zheng, Yujin; Kurita, Takashi; Sekine, Takashi; Kato, Yoshinori; Kawashima, Toshiyuki

    2016-10-01

    We demonstrate the tunable continuous-wave dual-wavelength laser based on a double external-cavity superluminescent diode (SLD). The double external cavity consisted of a volume Bragg grating (VBG) and a diffraction grating bracketing the SLD's two facets. The VBG was used as an output coupler to enable the external-cavity SLD to achieve a stable wavelength. A narrow bandwidth of 0.25 nm was achieved in single-wavelength operation. The diffraction grating served as an end mirror to create another tunable wavelength external cavity for the SLD. A wavelength tuning range of 23 nm was achieved. The laser output of the double external-cavity SLD had a tunable spectral separation with dual-wavelengths from +6.42 to -16.94 nm. An output power of up to 37.7 mW was achieved with a frequency difference of 7.1 THz.

  15. Water Resources Data, Georgia, 2000, Volume 1: Continuous water-level, streamflow, water-quality data, and periodic water-quality data, Water Year 2000

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    McCallum, Brian E.; Hickey, Andrew C.

    2000-01-01

    Water resources data for the 2000 water year for Georgia consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; and the stage and contents of lakes and reservoirs published in one volume in a digital format on a CD-ROM. This volume contains discharge records of 125 gaging stations; stage for 20 gaging stations; information for 18 lakes and reservoirs; continuous water-quality records for 10 stations; the annual peak stage and annual peak discharge for 77 crest-stage partial-record stations; and miscellaneous streamflow measurements at 21 stations. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Georgia. Note: Historically, this report was published as a paper report. For the 1999 and subsequent water-year reports, the Water Resources Data for Georgia changed to a new, more informative and functional format on CD-ROM. The format is based on a geographic information system (GIS) user interface that allows the user to view map locations of the hydrologic monitoring stations and networks within respective river basins.

  16. Noninvasive, low-noise, fast imaging of blood volume and deoxygenation changes in muscles using light-emitting diode continuous-wave imager

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lin, Yuanqing; Lech, Gwen; Nioka, Shoko; Intes, Xavier; Chance, Britton

    2002-08-01

    This article focuses on optimizing the signal to noise ratio (SNR) of a three-wavelength light-emitting diode (LED) near-infrared continuous-wave (cw) imager and its application to in vivo muscle metabolism measurement. The shot-noise limited SNR is derived and calculated to be 2 x104 for the physiological blood concentrations of muscle. Aiming at shot-noise limited SNR performance and fast imaging, we utilize sample and hold circuits to reduce high-frequency noise. These circuits have also been designed to be parallel integrating, through which SNR of 2 x103 and 2 Hz imaging acquisition rate have been achieved when the probe is placed on a muscle model. The noise corresponds to 2 x10-4 optical density error, which suggests an in vitro resolution of 15. 4 nM blood volume and 46.8 nM deoxygenation changes. A 48 dB digital gain control circuit with 256 steps is employed to enlarge the dynamic range of the imager. We utilize cuff ischemia as a living model demonstration and its results are reported. The instrument is applied during exercise to measure the changes of blood volume and deoxygenation, which provides important information about muscle metabolism. We find that the primary source of noise encountered during exercise experiment is from the random motion of muscle. The results demonstrate that the LED cw imager is ideal for the noninvasive study of muscle metabolism.

  17. 77 FR 20883 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation

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    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION REGULATIONS FOR DOMESTIC LICENSING AND RELATED REGULATORY FUNCTIONS National Environmental Policy Act-Regulations Implementing Section 102(2) Commenting § 51.124 Commission duty to comment. It is the policy of the Commission to comment on...

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  3. 49 CFR 1110.5 - Consideration of comments received.

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    2010-10-01

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  4. 49 CFR 1182.5 - Comments.

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  10. 10 CFR 110.81 - Written comments.

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  11. 10 CFR 110.81 - Written comments.

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  14. Alterations in red blood cell volume and hemoglobin concentration, viscoelastic properties, and mechanical fragility caused by continuous flow pumping in calves.

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    Yokoyama, Naoyuki; Sakota, Daisuke; Nagaoka, Eiki; Takatani, Setsuo

    2011-08-01

    In this study, we have analyzed the changes in mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), and the dynamic deformability and mechanical fragility of red blood cells (RBCs) in five male Holstein calves (body weight: 95.6 ± 10.8 kg) whose circulation was partially supported with a novel magnetically levitated extracorporeal centrifugal blood pump MedTech Dispo. One hour after the pumping has started, the MCV increased and the MCHC decreased by 1.064 ± 0.006 and 0.906 ± 0.050 times, respectively, as compared with those of the prepumped blood (P < 0.05). The deformability index L/W, where L and W are the long and short axes of the two-dimensional RBC images, respectively, sheared by a cyclically reversing shear flow increased indicating that the RBCs pumped for 1 h exhibited more elastic characteristics (P < 0.05). In addition, when the pumped blood cells were sheared for 30 min with a uniform shear stress of 25.38 Pa, the hemolysis level decreased dramatically as compared with the control blood, as more fragile RBCs were destroyed by pumping, leaving behind less fragile RBCs. All these characteristics of the RBCs exposed to continuous flow resemble those of young RBCs having larger MCV, lower MCHC, higher elasticity, and lower fragility. In conclusion, during continuous flow pumping, the RBCs having relatively lower threshold for hemolysis to mechanical shear stress generated by continuous flow blood pump (CFBP) are destroyed first and removed from circulation in the early stage of application of CFBP, thus leaving behind less fragile and stronger RBCs. © 2011, Copyright the Authors. Artificial Organs © 2011, International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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  16. Response to 'Comment on 'Continuum modes in rotating plasmas: General equations and continuous spectra for large aspect ratio tokamaks' '[Phys. Plasmas 19, 064701 (2012)

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    Lakhin, V. P.; Ilgisonis, V. I.

    2012-06-15

    The equations for the continuous spectra derived in our paper [V. P. Lakhin and V. I. Ilgisonis, Phys. Plasmas 18, 092103 (2011)] can be reduced to the matrix form used by Goedbloed et al.[Phys. Plasmas 11, 28 (2004)]. It is shown that the assumptions made in our paper provide the elliptic flow regime and guarantee the existence of plasma equilibrium with nested magnetic surfaces of circular cross-section. The new results on magnetohydrodynamic instabilities of such tokamak equilibria obtained in our paper but absent in the paper by Goedbloed et al. are emphasized.

  17. Comment on 'Continuum modes in rotating plasmas: General equations and continuous spectra for large aspect ratio tokamaks'[Phys. Plasmas 18, 092103 (2011)

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    Goedbloed, J. P.

    2012-06-15

    It is shown that some of the main results of the recent paper by Lakhin and Ilgisonis [Phys. Plasmas 18, 092103 (2011)], viz. the derivation of the equations for the continuous spectra of poloidally and toroidally rotating plasmas and their special solution for large aspect ratio tokamaks with large parallel flows were obtained before by Goedbloed, Belieen, van der Holst, and Keppens [Phys. Plasmas 11, 28 (2004)]. A further rearrangement of the system of equations for the coupled Alfven and slow continuous spectra clearly exhibits: (a) coupling through a single tangential derivative, which is a generalization of the geodesic curvature; (b) the 'transonic' transitions of the equilibrium, which need to be carefully examined in order to avoid entering hyperbolic flow regimes where the stability formalism breaks down. A critical discussion is devoted to the implications of this failure, which is generally missed in the tokamak literature, possibly as a result of the wide-spread use of the sonic Mach number of gas dynamics, which is an irrelevant and misleading parameter in 'transonic' magnetohydrodynamics. Once this obstacle in understanding is removed, further application of the theory of trans-slow Alfven continuum instabilities to both tokamaks, with possible implications for the L-H transition, and astrophysical objects like 'fat' accretion disks, with a possible new route to magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, becomes feasible.

  18. The performance of GPS time and frequency transfer: comment on ‘A detailed comparison of two continuous GPS carrier-phase time transfer techniques’

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    Petit, Gérard; Defraigne, Pascale

    2016-06-01

    The paper ‘A detailed comparison of two continuous GPS carrier-phase time transfer techniques’ (Yao et al 2015 Metrologia 52 666) presents the revised RINEX-shift (RRS) method, a technique using ‘classical precise point positioning (PPP)’ solutions on sliding batches and aiming at providing continuous time links. The authors claim the superiority of the RRS technique with respect to ‘classical PPP’ in terms of frequency stability and solving for discontinuities due to data gaps. It is shown here that these conclusions do not rely on physical principles, and are erroneous as they are driven by misinterpreted or corrupted PPP solutions. Using state-of-the-art PPP computation on the same data sets used in Yao et al’s paper (2015 Metrologia 52 666), we show that the stability of RRS is at best similar to that of ‘classical PPP’ (within statistical uncertainties). Furthermore, the RRS method of removing discontinuities in case of data gaps by interpolating the phase data should not be applied systematically as it can cause erroneous clock solutions when the data gaps are associated with a true phase discontinuity.

  19. [Transurethral resection of the prostate combined with 2-micron continuous-wave laser vaporesection for benign prostatic hyperplasia with the prostate volume > 80 ml].

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    Ren, Xiao-lei; Gao, Zhi-ming; Xia, Hai-bo; Bao, Guo-chang; Li, Chun-sheng; Zhang, Hao

    2015-02-01

    To sum up the clinical experience in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with the prostate weighing over 80 ml by transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) combined with 2 μm continuous-wave laser vaporesection (LVR). We retrospectively analyzed the clinical effects of TURP combined with 2 μm LVR in the treatment of 46 cases of BPH with the prostate volume > 80 ml. All the operations were successfully accomplished. The operation time and intraoperative blood loss were (112.0 ± 20.0) min (range 86-176 min) and (77.9 ± 25.9) ml (range 50-200 ml), respectively. The catheters were withdrawn at 7 days after surgery. Transient urinary incontinence occurred in 6 cases and secondary hemorrhage was found in 2 postoperatively. Six-month follow-up revealed no urethral stricture or other complications. Compared with the baseline, the international prostate symptom score (IPSS) was significantly decreased at 6 months after operation (26.3 ± 1.8 vs 11.6 ± 1.7, P <0.05), and so were the quality of life (QOL) score (5.3 ± 0.7 vs 1.3 ± 1.1, P <0.05) and post-void residual urine (PVR) ([115.5 ± 55.6] ml vs [19.9 ± 11.6] ml, P <0.05). However, the maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax) was remarkably increased from (4.1 ± 2.6) ml/s to (16.2 ± 1.7) ml/s (P <0.05). TURP combined with 2 μm LVR is safe and effective for the treatment of BPH with the prostate volume >80 ml.

  20. Fluid therapy LiDCO controlled trial-optimization of volume resuscitation of extensively burned patients through noninvasive continuous real-time hemodynamic monitoring LiDCO.

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    Tokarik, Monika; Sjöberg, Folke; Balik, Martin; Pafcuga, Igor; Broz, Ludomir

    2013-01-01

    This pilot trial aims at gaining support for the optimization of acute burn resuscitation through noninvasive continuous real-time hemodynamic monitoring using arterial pulse contour analysis. A group of 21 burned patients meeting preliminary criteria (age range 18-75 years with second- third- degree burns and TBSA ≥10-75%) was randomized during 2010. A hemodynamic monitoring through lithium dilution cardiac output was used in 10 randomized patients (LiDCO group), whereas those without LiDCO monitoring were defined as the control group. The modified Brooke/Parkland formula as a starting resuscitative formula, balanced crystalloids as the initial solutions, urine output of 0.5 ml/kg/hr as a crucial value of adequate intravascular filling were used in both groups. Additionally, the volume and vasopressor/inotropic support were based on dynamic preload parameters in the LiDCO group in the case of circulatory instability and oligouria. Statistical analysis was done using t-tests. Within the first 24 hours postburn, a significantly lower consumption of crystalloids was registered in LiDCO group (P = .04). The fluid balance under LiDCO control in combination with hourly diuresis contributed to reducing the cumulative fluid balance approximately by 10% compared with fluid management based on standard monitoring parameters. The amount of applied solutions in the LiDCO group got closer to Brooke formula whereas the urine output was at the same level in both groups (0.8 ml/kg/hr). The new finding in this study is that when a fluid resuscitation is based on the arterial waveform analysis, the initial fluid volume provided was significantly lower than that delivered on the basis of physician-directed fluid resuscitation (by urine output and mean arterial pressure).

  1. The continuing story of Etna's New Southeast Crater (2012-2014): Evolution and volume calculations based on field surveys and aerophotogrammetry

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    De Beni, E.; Behncke, B.; Branca, S.; Nicolosi, I.; Carluccio, R.; D'Ajello Caracciolo, F.; Chiappini, M.

    2015-09-01

    During the years 2013-2014, the New Southeast Crater (NSEC) at the summit of Mount Etna produced frequent episodes of lava fountaining (paroxysms), and its cone continued to grow at unprecedented rates. Many of the episodes were of rather brief duration and violently explosive, producing mostly pyroclastic material and minor volumes of lava. Other episodes, especially those since mid-December 2013, were characterized by violent Strombolian activity without producing sustained lava fountains and significant amounts of tephra, but emitting more voluminous lava flows. One episode of intense Strombolian and effusive activity that was possibly fed from the NSEC conduit occurred from vents located approximately 1 km north of the crater, on the east flank of the Northeast Crater, in July-August 2014. The evolution of the NSEC cone between 2012 and 2014 was documented by repeated GPS surveys carried out both from a distance and on the cone itself, by the acquisition of comparison photographs, and by two aerophotogrammetric surveys. From these surveys the highest point of the NSEC results to have grown from 190 m (May 2012) to ̴215 m (October 2014) above the pre-cone surface reaching an elevation of 3290 m, and its volume more than doubled to ̴ 50.0 ± 6.5 × 106 m3, representing the 40% of the total (bulk) volume of the volcanic products including pyroclastic fallout erupted in 2011-2014, which is 147.2 × 106 m3 (101.3 × 106 m3 dense-rock equivalent). The whole of the 2011-2014 NSEC activity marks an unusually high frequency of rather explosive, tephra-rich eruptive episodes compared to Etna's activity in past decades and centuries, although the average magma production rate in this interval is close to the supposed long-term output rate of the volcano. The latest eruptive episodes show a tendency of the NSEC coalescing with the old Southeast Crater cone, which therefore represents a miniature example of a growing compound volcano at the summit of Etna.

  2. Effect of sample test volume and geometry on the tensile mechanical behavior of SiC/SiC continuous fiber ceramic composites. Final report

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    Sankar, J.; Kelkar, A.D.; Neogi, J.

    1998-09-01

    The development of a silicon carbide-type fiber from an organometallic precursor has led to a major resurgence of interest in fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composites. By combining this high strength fiber with a variety of ceramic matrices it has been possible to achieve tough composites offering significant potential advantages over monolithic ceramics and carbon-carbon for high temperature applications. A continuous-fiber ceramic matrix composite (CFCC) typical of materials proposed for such industrial applications as power generation, heat recovery and chemical production as well as biomedical and environmental applications was tested in uniaxial tension using a universal test machine. Test parameters investigated included: test mode (load versus displacement), test rate (0.003 mm/s, 0.03 mm/s, 50 N/s and 500 N/s), specimen geometry (straight-sided versus reduced-gauge section) and type of specimen volume (long/thin versus short/fat). Typical properties include an average elastic modulus 130 {+-} 10 Gpa, an average proportional limit stress of 45 {+-} 20 Mpa, an average ultimate tensile strength of 180 {+-} 20 MPa and an average modulus of toughness of 8.4 {+-} 2 (x10{sup 5})J/m{sup 3}.

  3. Ten years of continuous observations of stratospheric ozone depleting gases at Monte Cimone (Italy)--comments on the effectiveness of the Montreal Protocol from a regional perspective.

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    Maione, M; Giostra, U; Arduini, J; Furlani, F; Graziosi, F; Lo Vullo, E; Bonasoni, P

    2013-02-15

    Halogenated gases potentially harmful to the stratospheric ozone layer are monitored worldwide in order to assess compliance with the Montreal Protocol requiring a phase out of these compounds on a global scale. We present the results of long term (2002-2011) continuous observation conducted at the Mt. Cimone GAW Global Station located on the highest peak of the Italian Northern Apennines, at the border of two important regions: the Po Valley (and the Alps) to the North and the Mediterranean Basin to the South. Bi-hourly air samples of CFC-12, CFC-11, CFC-114, CFC-115, H-1211, H-1301, methyl chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, HCFC-22, HCFC-142b, HCFC-124 and methyl bromide are collected and analysed using a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, providing multi annual time series. In order to appreciate the effectiveness of the Montreal Protocol from a regional perspective, trends and annual growth rates of halogenated species have been calculated after identification of their baseline values. A comparison with results from other international observation programmes is also presented. Our data show that the peak in the atmospheric mixing ratios of four chlorofluorocarbons, two halons and two chlorocarbons has been reached and all these species now show a negative atmospheric trend. Pollution episodes are still occurring for species like halon-1211, methyl chloroform and carbon tetrachloride, indicating fresh emissions from the site domain which could be ascribed both to fugitive un-reported uses of the compounds and/or emissions from banks. For the hydrofluorocarbons changes in the baseline are affected by emissions from fast developing Countries in East Asia. Fresh emissions from the site domain are clearly declining. Methyl bromide, for which the Mediterranean area is an important source region, shows, in a generally decreasing trend, an emission pattern that is not consistent with the phase-out schedule of this compound, with a renewed increase in the last two

  4. Human Health Exposure Assessment for Rocky Mountain Arsenal. Volume 8. Response to Comments on the Draft Exposure Assessment Version 4.1

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    1990-09-01

    restrictions will necessa:ily prevent the selection of such a cleanup at the Arsenal . EPA guidance clearly illustrates how unacceptable it is to base this...necessarily prevent the selection of such a cleanup at the Arsenal . EPA guidance clearly illustrates how unacceptable it is to base this Exposure...90277ROI VOLUME VIII AD-A279_ 056 ORIGINAL PIOGRAM MANAGER FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL U.S. ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND - COMMITTED TO PROTECTION OF THE

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  6. Continuous noninvasive cardiac output determination using the CNAP system: evaluation of a cardiac output algorithm for the analysis of volume clamp method-derived pulse contour.

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    Wagner, Julia Y; Grond, Julian; Fortin, Jürgen; Negulescu, Ileana; Schöfthaler, Miriam; Saugel, Bernd

    2016-08-01

    The CNAP system (CNSystems Medizintechnik AG, Graz, Austria) provides noninvasive continuous arterial pressure measurements by using the volume clamp method. Recently, an algorithm for the determination of cardiac output by pulse contour analysis of the arterial waveform recorded with the CNAP system became available. We evaluated the agreement of the continuous noninvasive cardiac output (CNCO) measurements by CNAP in comparison with cardiac output measurements invasively obtained using transpulmonary thermodilution (TDCO). In this proof-of-concept analysis we studied 38 intensive care unit patients from a previously set up database containing CNAP-derived arterial pressure data and TDCO values obtained with the PiCCO system (Pulsion Medical Systems SE, Feldkirchen, Germany). We applied the new CNCO algorithm retrospectively to the arterial pressure waveforms recorded with CNAP and compared CNCO with the corresponding TDCO values (criterion standard). Analyses were performed separately for (1) CNCO calibrated to the first TDCO (CNCO-cal) and (2) CNCO autocalibrated to biometric patient data (CNCO-auto). We did not perform an analysis of trending capabilities because the patients were hemodynamically stable. The median age and APACHE II score of the 22 male and 16 female patients was 63 years and 18 points, respectively. 18 % were mechanically ventilated and in 29 % vasopressors were administered. Mean ± standard deviation for CNCO-cal, CNCO-auto, and TDCO was 8.1 ± 2.7, 6.4 ± 1.9, and 7.8 ± 2.4 L/min, respectively. For CNCO-cal versus TDCO, Bland-Altman analysis demonstrated a mean difference of +0.2 L/min (standard deviation 1.0 L/min; 95 % limits of agreement -1.7 to +2.2 L/min, percentage error 25 %). For CNCO-auto versus TDCO, the mean difference was -1.4 L/min (standard deviation 1.8 L/min; 95 % limits of agreement -4.9 to +2.1 L/min, percentage error 45 %). This pilot analysis shows that CNCO determination is feasible in critically

  7. Rebuttal to Hasan and Pedraza in comments and controversies: "Improving the reliability of manual and automated methods for hippocampal and amygdala volume measurements".

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    Morey, Rajendra A; Petty, Christopher M; Xu, Yuan; Hayes, Jasmeet Pannu; Wagner, H Ryan; Lewis, Darrell V; Labar, Kevin S; Styner, Martin; McCarthy, Gregory

    2009-11-15

    Here we address the critiques offered by Hasan and Pedraza to our recently published manuscript comparing the performance of two automated segmentation programs, FSL/FIRST and FreeSurfer (Morey R, Petty C, Xu Y, Pannu Hayes J, Wagner H, Lewis D, LaBar K, Styner M, McCarthy G. (2009): A comparison of automated segmentation and manual tracing for quantifying of hippocampal and amygdala volumes. Neuroimage 45:855-866). We provide an assessment and discussion of their specific critiques. Hasan and Pedraza bring up some important points concerning our omission of sample demographic features and inclusion of left and right hemisphere volumes as independent measures in correlational analyses. We present additional data on demographic attributes of our sample and correlations analyzed separately on left and right hemispheres of the amygdala and hippocampus. While their commentary aids the reader to more critically asses our study, it falls short of substantiating that our omissions ought to lead readers to significantly revise their interpretations. Further research will help to disentangle the advantages and limitations of the various freely-available automated segmentation software packages.

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  17. Monitoring instream turbidity to estimate continuous suspended-sediment loads and yields and clay-water volumes in the upper North Santiam River Basin, Oregon, 1998-2000

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    Uhrich, Mark A.; Bragg, Heather M.

    2003-01-01

    suspended clay that entered Detroit Lake from the three main tributaries. 'Suspended-clay water' was defined as water having a value of at least 10 NTU after settling the required 8.5 hours. The suspended-clay concentrations of 10 NTU or higher were paired with the corresponding stream discharge in the continuous record. These summed discharges represent the annual volume of water containing suspended clay that entered Detroit Lake from the three main tributaries. Higher yields (load per unit area) of suspended sediment and suspended-clay water were observed from the smaller Breitenbush River and Blowout Creek subbasins than from the main-stem North Santiam River for water years 1999 and 2000. The 3-day peak streamflow and turbidity events in 1999 and 2000 carried two-thirds of the annual suspended-sediment load for the three subbasins. Turbidity and suspended-sediment concentration relations within the upper North Santiam River Basin are basin specific and can change annually within a single subbasin. Techniques developed during this study will assist water resource planners in understanding and managing water quality in their watersheds, particularly those in which there are persistent-turbidity problems.

  18. Comments on the article by A. J. Lecloux (J Nanopart Res (2015) 17:447) regarding the use of volume-specific surface area (VSSA) to classify nanomaterials

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    Gibson, Neil; Rauscher, Hubert; Roebben, Gert

    2016-08-01

    In November 2015, an article by A. J. Lecloux was published in this journal (J Nanopart Res, 17:447, 2015). The article focused on the use of volume-specific surface area (VSSA) for the implementation of the European Commission's recommended definition of "nanomaterial". In that paper, VSSA values were calculated for polydisperse particulate materials using a particle number-based averaging method which do not agree with earlier results of VSSA simulations of polydisperse materials reported in 2014 by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC). In this contribution, we explain the difference between traditional view of VSSA which was used by the JRC and the proposed model of Lecloux. Through the use of some simple examples for polydisperse materials, it is demonstrated that the latter produces values which neither correspond to the generally accepted definition of VSSA nor relate to the commonly used experimental methods for determining VSSA using gas adsorption. Lecloux's model therefore does not constitute a basis for practical implementation of the EC's definition of nanomaterial using gas adsorption techniques.

  19. Comments on the article by A. J. Lecloux (J Nanopart Res (2015) 17:447) regarding the use of volume-specific surface area (VSSA) to classify nanomaterials.

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    Gibson, Neil; Rauscher, Hubert; Roebben, Gert

    In November 2015, an article by A. J. Lecloux was published in this journal (J Nanopart Res, 17:447, 2015). The article focused on the use of volume-specific surface area (VSSA) for the implementation of the European Commission's recommended definition of "nanomaterial". In that paper, VSSA values were calculated for polydisperse particulate materials using a particle number-based averaging method which do not agree with earlier results of VSSA simulations of polydisperse materials reported in 2014 by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC). In this contribution, we explain the difference between traditional view of VSSA which was used by the JRC and the proposed model of Lecloux. Through the use of some simple examples for polydisperse materials, it is demonstrated that the latter produces values which neither correspond to the generally accepted definition of VSSA nor relate to the commonly used experimental methods for determining VSSA using gas adsorption. Lecloux's model therefore does not constitute a basis for practical implementation of the EC's definition of nanomaterial using gas adsorption techniques.

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  2. Development of an advanced, continuous mild gasification process for the production of co-products (Tasks 2, 3, and 4. 1 to 4. 6), Volume 2

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    Knight, R.A.; Gissy, J.L.; Onischak, M.; Babu, S.P.; Carty, R.H. ); Duthie, R.G. ); Wootten, J.M. )

    1991-09-01

    Volume 2 contains information on the following topics: (1) Mild Gasification Technology Development: Process Research Unit Tests Using Slipstream Sampling; (2) Bench-Scale Char Upgrading Study; (3) Mild Gasification Technology Development: System Integration Studies. (VC)

  3. Ethics, Economics and Higher Education: A Comment

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    Morgan, W. John

    2013-01-01

    This comment was given to an international panel on the economics of education at the invitation of the Beijing Forum, China, on 3 November 2012. It was published in Chinese in Volume 11, 2013, of the "Peking University Education Review". It considers the connections between ethics, economics and policy towards higher education, using a…

  4. Response to Gelman Comments in Chance Magazine

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  11. Ethics, Economics and Higher Education: A Comment

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    Morgan, W. John

    2013-01-01

    This comment was given to an international panel on the economics of education at the invitation of the Beijing Forum, China, on 3 November 2012. It was published in Chinese in Volume 11, 2013, of the "Peking University Education Review". It considers the connections between ethics, economics and policy towards higher education, using a…

  12. Response to Gelman Comments in Chance Magazine

    EPA Science Inventory

    Carl Blackman Letter to the Editor of Chance Magazine: I appreciate being given the opportunity to comment on an editorial column by Andrew Gelman, entitled "Ethics and Statistics", that appeared in 2011, volume 24, no. 4, pages 51-53, in which my colleagues and I and our 1988 ...

  13. 75 FR 62423 - Proposed Collection, Comment Request

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    ... [Federal Register Volume 75, Number 195 (Friday, October 8, 2010)] [Notices] [Page 62423] [FR Doc No: 2010-25404] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request... Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2010-25404 Filed 10-7-10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510-24-P ...

  14. Adult and Continuing Education: Continuities and Discontinuities

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    Tennant, Mark

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents a comprehensive review of the five-volume set, "Adult and Continuing Education." This publication is a monumental and diverse collection of material related directly or indirectly to the broad theme of adult and continuing education. The collection captures a great deal of the thought which has informed the…

  15. Identification of sites within the Palo Duro Basin. Volume 2. Palo Duro Location B. [Contains glossary, Swisher County site

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1984-11-01

    This three-volume document narrows to two sites for continued investigations for potential nuclear waste repository sites in the Palo Duro Basin of the Texas Panhandle. Volume 1 narrows a site previously identified in Deaf Smith County, Texas; Volume 2 narrows a site previously identified in Swisher County, Texas; and Volume 3 contains responses to comments received regarding the drafts of Volumes 1 and 2 (BMI/ONWI-531). These volumes discuss the methodology and logic used as well as the results that narrowed these sites. Each of the 10 site performance criteria was divided into descriptors related to site performance characteristics. Each descriptor was evaluated by a systematic logic to determine if it could be used as a discriminator. Then more- and less-preferred areas for groups of discriminators were defined and composite maps were prepared and evaluated to identify the sites.

  16. Identification of sites within the Palo Duro Basin. Volume 1. Palo Duro Location A. [Contains glossary, Deaf Smith site

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1984-11-01

    This three-volume document narrows to two sites for continued investigations for potential nuclear waste repository sites in the Palo Duro Basin of the Texas Panhandle. Volume 1 narrows a site previously identified in Deaf Smith County, Texas; Volume 2 narrows a site previously identified in Swisher County, Texas; and Volume 3 contains responses to comments received regarding the drafts of Volumes 1 and 2 (BMI/ONWI-531). These volumes discuss the methodology and logic used as well as the results that narrowed these sites. Each of the 10 site performance criteria was divided into descriptors related to site performance characteristics. Each descriptor was evaluated by a systematic logic to determine if it could be used as a discriminator. Then more- and less-preferred areas for groups of discriminators were defined and composite maps were prepared and evaluated to identify the sites.

  17. Development of Alternative Continuing Educational Systems for Preventing the Technological Obsolescence of Air Force Scientists and Engineers. Volume 2. Survey of Continuing Educational Programs Within Selected Industries and Universities.

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    Lisez, Louis; Slebodnick, Edward B.

    Survey data obtained from industries and universities are summarized and analyzed from the standpoint of the Air Force's requirement for updating its military scientists and engineers.It is concluded that the wide range of innovative methods of continuing education (CE), in use or in development within selected industries and universities, can be…

  18. Comment and Response.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    College English, 1988

    1988-01-01

    Includes "A Comment on Mervyn Nicholson's 'Reading Stevens' Riddles'", by Alberta C. Labriola; a response by Mervyn Nicholson; "A Comment on Marjorie Godlin Roemer's 'Which Reader's Response?'"; and a response by Marjorie Godlin Roemer. (JAD)

  19. Comment and Response.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    College English, 1988

    1988-01-01

    Includes: (1) "A Comment on 'Lacan, Transferences, and Writing Instruction'," Janet Hiller and Barbara Osburg; (2) "Robert Brooke Responds"; (3) "A Comment on 'Writing (with) Cixous'," Debra Raschke; and (4) "Clara Juncker Responds." (RAE)

  20. Comment and Response.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    College English, 1988

    1988-01-01

    Includes: (1) "Comments on 'Arguing about Literacy'," Walter J. Ong; (2) "Patricia Bizzell Responds"; (3) "Two Comments on 'Three Views of Education: Nostalgia, History and Voodoo'," Keshaw Kamath and James R. Ruston; and (4) "Robert Scholes Responds." (RAE)

  1. 40 CFR 231.4 - Public comments and hearings.

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  2. 49 CFR 601.27 - Contents of written comments.

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  3. 49 CFR 1016.305 - Comments by other parties.

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    ... 49 Transportation 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Comments by other parties. 1016.305 Section 1016.305 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) SURFACE TRANSPORTATION... § 1016.305 Comments by other parties. Any party to a proceeding other than the applicant and agency...

  4. 40 CFR 231.4 - Public comments and hearings.

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    2014-07-01

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  5. 29 CFR 1955.18 - Provision for written comments.

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    ... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506... Procedure 2004-12, Health Insurance Costs of Eligible Individuals. DATES: Written comments should...

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    ... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506... Proceeds From Sales Involving Investment Advisers. DATES: Written comments should be received on or...

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    ... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning, Requirements For Investments...

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    ... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 4952, Investment...

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    ... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 4952, Investment...

  12. 29 CFR 1955.18 - Provision for written comments.

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    ... 29 Labor 9 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Provision for written comments. 1955.18 Section 1955.18 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... Proceeding § 1955.18 Provision for written comments. Any person who is not a party may submit a written...

  13. 29 CFR 1955.18 - Provision for written comments.

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    ... 29 Labor 9 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Provision for written comments. 1955.18 Section 1955.18 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... Proceeding § 1955.18 Provision for written comments. Any person who is not a party may submit a written...

  14. 29 CFR 1955.18 - Provision for written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Provision for written comments. 1955.18 Section 1955.18 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... Proceeding § 1955.18 Provision for written comments. Any person who is not a party may submit a written...

  15. Continuous noninvasive in vivo monitoring of intravascular plasma volume and hematocrit changes during hemodialysis in humans: direct comparison with the CRIT-LINE

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Deng, Bin; Kastner, Evan; Narsipur, Sriram S.; Goodisman, Jerry; Chaiken, J.

    2014-02-01

    We report a new device and algorithm that allows simultaneous monitoring of the hematocrit and plasma volume fraction of blood within the intravascular space of an optically probed volume of skin. Skin is probed with a near infrared (NIR) laser and simultaneously collecting the Rayleigh and Mie scattered light as one raw signal and the undifferentiated Raman and fluorescence emission as the second raw signal. These signals are combined using six parameters that can be obtained by either direct calculation or empirical calibration to permit monitoring of the blood in human skin (e.g. fingertips). We tested a device based on the algorithm that might be useful in allowing the early detection of blood loss for people who have no external injury but may be hemorrhaging internally. IRB allowed experiments monitoring blood in human fingertip skin in vivo during routine hemodialysis demonstrated good agreement between the experimental device and the CRIT-LINE®, an FDA approved device that is built into the dialysis machine and applies the Twersky algorithm to blood in the dialysis machine (i.e. in vitro). Based on observation of 9 different test subjects, as dialysis removes fluid from the intravascular space causing an increase in hematocrit and a decrease in plasma volume, the CRIT-LINE response is closely emulated (typical per session linear correlation r2=0.78, N=87, p<0.0001) with the new device. Calibration across subjects, the measurement of absolute hematocrit, and potential confounding factors will also be discussed.

  16. Comment and Response.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    College English, 1987

    1987-01-01

    Contains (1) A Comment on "Protocols, Retrospective Reports, and the Stream of Consciousness" (Victor J. Vitanza); (2) "Erwin R. Steinberg Responds"; (3) A Comment on "Intertextuality and the Cultural Text in Recent Semiotics" (Stephen Kogan); and (4) Two Comments on "College English" (Kenneth E. Eble, Jean…

  17. Comment and Response.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    College English, 1987

    1987-01-01

    Contains (1) A Comment on "Protocols, Retrospective Reports, and the Stream of Consciousness" (Victor J. Vitanza); (2) "Erwin R. Steinberg Responds"; (3) A Comment on "Intertextuality and the Cultural Text in Recent Semiotics" (Stephen Kogan); and (4) Two Comments on "College English" (Kenneth E. Eble, Jean…

  18. A pilot study examining the effects of low-volume high-intensity interval training and continuous low to moderate intensity training on quality of life, functional capacity and cardiovascular risk factors in cancer survivors

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    Pumpa, Kate L.; Arnolda, Leonard; Cooke, Julie; Yip, Desmond; Craft, Paul S.; Semple, Stuart

    2016-01-01

    Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of low-volume high-intensity interval training and continuous low to moderate intensity training on quality of life, functional capacity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in cancer survivors. Methods Cancer survivors within 24 months post-diagnosis were randomly assigned into the low-volume high-intensity interval training group (n = 8) or the continuous low to moderate intensity training group (n = 8) group for 36 sessions (12 weeks) of supervised exercise. The low-volume high-intensity interval training (LVHIIT) group performed 7 × 30 s intervals (≥85% maximal heart rate) and the continuous low to moderate intensity training (CLMIT) group performed continuous aerobic training for 20 min (≤55% maximal heart rate) on a stationary bike or treadmill. Results Significant improvements (time) were observed for 13 of the 23 dependent variables (ES 0.05–0.61, p ≤ 0.05). An interaction effect was observed for six minute walk test (18.53% [32.43–4.63] ES 0.50, p ≤ 0.01) with the LVHIIT group demonstrating greater improvements. Conclusion These preliminary findings suggest that both interventions can induce improvements in quality of life, functional capacity and selected cardiovascular disease risk factors. The LVHIIT program was well tolerated by the participants and our results suggest that LVHIIT is the preferred modality to improve fitness (6MWT); it remains to be seen which intervention elicits the most clinically relevant outcomes for patients. A larger sample size with a control group is required to confirm the significance of these findings. PMID:27781180

  19. Research to Practice in "The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions": A Thematic Analysis of Volumes 1 through 24

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    MacIntosh-Murray, Anu; Perrier, Laure; Davis, David

    2006-01-01

    Introduction: Authors have stressed the importance of the broader contextual influences on practice improvement and learning and have expressed concern about gaps between research and practice. This implies a potential expansion of the knowledge base for continuing education in the health professions (CEHP) and an increased emphasis on research…

  20. Continuing Education in BC's Public Postsecondary Institutions. Made in B.C.: A History of Postsecondary Education in British Columbia. Volume 3

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cowin, Bob

    2010-01-01

    Traces the development of continuing education and contract training in publicly funded postsecondary institutions in British Columbia, Canada. The first section describes the changing orientation over time, while the second half considers themes across all categories of institution. The appendix describes each institution individually. This…

  1. Human Performance in Continuous/Sustained Operations and the Demands of Extended Work/Rest Schedules: An Annotated Bibliography. Volume 2

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-06-01

    mask and the constraints that wearing this protective device continuously from 16 to 48 hours imposes on his living and working was investigated in 34...room is a useful device for further exploration of vestibular and central nervous system mechanisms. 461. Guedry, F. E., Kennedy, R. S., Harris, C. S...Transportation Branch, are exposed to a higher global risk level, but apparently find various "resources" to fight fatigue for the most dangerous

  2. 14 CFR 161.207 - Comment by interested parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... (CONTINUED) AIRPORTS NOTICE AND APPROVAL OF AIRPORT NOISE AND ACCESS RESTRICTIONS Notice Requirements for Stage 2 Restrictions § 161.207 Comment by interested parties. Each airport operator shall establish...

  3. 14 CFR 161.207 - Comment by interested parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... (CONTINUED) AIRPORTS NOTICE AND APPROVAL OF AIRPORT NOISE AND ACCESS RESTRICTIONS Notice Requirements for Stage 2 Restrictions § 161.207 Comment by interested parties. Each airport operator shall establish...

  4. 77 FR 76077 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request AGENCY: National Science Foundation. ACTION...)), and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the National...

  5. 40 CFR 60.1145 - What must I do with any public comments I receive during the public comment period on my siting...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF... materials separation plan you received during the public comment period. Summarize the responses to public comments in a document that is separate from your materials separation plan and siting analysis. (b) Make...

  6. 40 CFR 60.1145 - What must I do with any public comments I receive during the public comment period on my siting...

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    ... of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF... materials separation plan you received during the public comment period. Summarize the responses to public comments in a document that is separate from your materials separation plan and siting analysis. (b) Make...

  7. 40 CFR 60.1145 - What must I do with any public comments I receive during the public comment period on my siting...

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    ... of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF... materials separation plan you received during the public comment period. Summarize the responses to public comments in a document that is separate from your materials separation plan and siting analysis. (b) Make...

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF... materials separation plan you received during the public comment period. Summarize the responses to public comments in a document that is separate from your materials separation plan and siting analysis. (b) Make...

  9. 76 FR 12416 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8834

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    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8834, Qualified Electric Vehicle Credit.

  10. 78 FR 29433 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8801

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    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8801, Credit For Prior Year Minimum Tax--Individuals, Estates and Trusts.

  11. Transurethral bipolar plasmakinetic resection combined with 2 μm continuous wave laser vaporization: a new method for the treatment of large volume benign prostatic hyperplasia.

    PubMed

    Liao, Naikai; Yu, JianJun

    2012-06-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficiency of transurethral bipolar plasmakinetic resection of the prostate (PKRP) combined with 2 μm laser vaporization in the management of large prostates (>80 mL). The safety and efficiency of transurethral vaporesection of the prostate with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), using a 2 μm laser system, have been verified. However, this method does still not manage large volume prostates efficiently. From October 2009 to June 2010, 120 BPH patients with a median prostatic volume of 106.7 (±16.7) mL (range, 82.5-156.8 mL) were randomized for surgical treatment with PKRP combined with 2 μm laser vaporization (n=58) or PKRP only (n=62). All patients were preoperatively assessed with subjective symptoms score. Preoperative and perioperative parameters at 3-, 6-, and 9-month follow-up were also evaluated. All complications were recorded. PKRP combined with 2 μm laser vaporization was significantly superior to PKRP alone in terms of operative time, irrigation time, catheterization time, hospital stay, and hemoglobin decrease. The blood transfusion and urinary tract infection observed in the PKRP combined with 2 μm laser vaporization group was significantly less than that of the groups that received PKRP only. Both groups were similar with respect to resected tissue weight, transient incontinence, urethral stricture and retrograde ejaculation in the postoperative period. Both groups showed a significant improvement from baseline in terms of International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), quality of life (QOL), maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax), and pulmonary vascular resistance unit (PVRU) values. However, no significant difference was found between them. PKRP combined with 2 μm laser vaporization, which combines the advantages of both PKRP and 2 μm laser, is superior for its shorter operation time, less bleeding, and better efficiency. It may be a safer and more effective method for the

  12. 76 FR 2149 - Proposed Collection, Comment Request

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a...

  13. 40 CFR 154.26 - Comment opportunity.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Comment opportunity. 154.26 Section 154.26 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS... account the economic, social, and environmental costs and benefits of the use of the product. (d)...

  14. 40 CFR 154.26 - Comment opportunity.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 25 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Comment opportunity. 154.26 Section 154.26 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS... product satisfies any of the § 154.7 risk criteria, with respect to the composition, labeling,...

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  18. Continuing Commentary.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burgess, R. L.; Molenaar, P. C. M.

    1993-01-01

    Comments on an earlier paper by Lerner and von Eye on sociobiology and human development; general theory in science, especially evolutionary theory; adaptation and behavior plasticity; and modern behavior genetics. Examines assertion that "heritability says nothing about the extent to which a trait is commonly inherited." Discusses…

  19. Continuing Commentary.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burgess, R. L.; Molenaar, P. C. M.

    1993-01-01

    Comments on an earlier paper by Lerner and von Eye on sociobiology and human development; general theory in science, especially evolutionary theory; adaptation and behavior plasticity; and modern behavior genetics. Examines assertion that "heritability says nothing about the extent to which a trait is commonly inherited." Discusses…

  20. Public comments on the proposed 10 CFR Part 51 rule for renewal of nuclear power plant operating licenses and supporting documents: Review of concerns and NRC staff response. Volume 1

    SciTech Connect

    1996-05-01

    This report documents the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff review of public comments provided in response to the NRC`s proposed amendments to 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 51, which establish new requirements for the environmental review of applications for the renewal of operating licenses of nuclear power plants. The public comments include those submitted in writing, as well as those provided at public meetings that were held with other Federal agencies, State agencies, nuclear industry representatives, public interest groups, and the general public. This report also contains the NRC staff response to the various concerns raised, and highlights the changes made to the final rule and the supporting documents in response to these concerns.

  1. Alteration of LV end-diastolic volume by controlling the power of the continuous-flow LVAD, so it is synchronized with cardiac beat: development of a native heart load control system (NHLCS).

    PubMed

    Umeki, Akihide; Nishimura, Takashi; Ando, Masahiko; Takewa, Yoshiaki; Yamazaki, Kenji; Kyo, Shunei; Ono, Minoru; Tsukiya, Tomonori; Mizuno, Toshihide; Taenaka, Yoshiyuki; Tatsumi, Eisuke

    2012-06-01

    There are many reports comparing pulsatile and continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). But continuous-flow LVAD with the pulsatile driving technique had not been tried or discussed before our group's report. We have previously developed and introduced a power-control unit for a centrifugal LVAD (EVAHEART®; Sun Medical), which can change the speed of rotation so it is synchronized with the heart beat. By use of this unit we analyzed the end-diastolic volume (EDV) to determine whether it is possible to change the native heart load. We studied 5 goats with normal hearts and 5 goats with acute LV dysfunction because of micro-embolization of the coronary artery. We used 4 modes, "circuit-clamp", "continuous", "counter-pulse", and "co-pulse", with the bypass rate (BR) 100%. We raised the speed of rotation of the LVAD in the diastolic phase with the counter-pulse mode, and raised it in the systolic phase with the co-pulse mode. As a result, the EDV decreased in the counter-pulse mode and increased in the co-pulse mode, compared with the continuous mode (p < 0.05), in both the normal and acute-heart-failure models. This result means it may be possible to achieve favorable EDV and native heart load by controlling the rotation of continuous-flow LVAD, so it is synchronized with the cardiac beat. This novel driving system may be of great benefit to patients with end-stage heart failure, especially those with ischemic etiology.

  2. Implementing a Continuous Quality Improvement Program in a High-Volume Clinical Echocardiography Laboratory: Improving Care for Patients With Aortic Stenosis.

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    Samad, Zainab; Minter, Stephanie; Armour, Alicia; Tinnemore, Amanda; Sivak, Joseph A; Sedberry, Brenda; Strub, Karen; Horan, Seanna M; Harrison, J Kevin; Kisslo, Joseph; Douglas, Pamela S; Velazquez, Eric J

    2016-03-01

    The management of aortic stenosis rests on accurate echocardiographic diagnosis. Hence, it was chosen as a test case to examine the utility of continuous quality improvement (CQI) approaches to increase echocardiographic data accuracy and reliability. A novel, multistep CQI program was designed and prospectively used to investigate whether it could minimize the difference in aortic valve mean gradients reported by echocardiography when compared with cardiac catheterization. The Duke Echo Laboratory compiled a multidisciplinary CQI team including 4 senior sonographers and MD faculty to develop a mapped CQI process that incorporated Intersocietal Accreditation Commission standards. Quarterly, the CQI team reviewed all moderate- or greater-severity aortic stenosis echocardiography studies with concomitant catheterization data, and deidentified individual and group results were shared at meetings attended by cardiologists and sonographers. After review of 2011 data, the CQI team proposed specific amendments implemented over 2012: the use of nontraditional imaging and Doppler windows as well as evaluation of aortic gradients by a second sonographer. The primary outcome measure was agreement between catheterization- and echocardiography-derived mean gradients calculated by using the coverage probability index with a prespecified acceptable echocardiography-catheterization difference of <10 mm Hg in mean gradient. Between January 2011 and January 2014, 2093 echocardiograms reported moderate or greater aortic stenosis. Among cases with available catheterization data pre- and post-CQI, the coverage probability index increased from 54% to 70% (P=0.03; 98 cases, year 2011; 70 cases, year 2013). The proportion of patients referred for invasive valve hemodynamics decreased from 47% pre-CQI to 19% post-CQI (P<0.001). A laboratory practice pattern that was amenable to reform was identified, and a multistep modification was designed and implemented that produced clinically

  3. 76 FR 588 - Comment Request for Information Collection for Workforce Information Grants to States Application...

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  4. Comments in Academic Articles.

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    Skelton, John

    In an analysis of 20 scholarly journal articles in the hard sciences and 20 from the humanities, text was examined for author comments on hypotheses, probabilities, and evaluations. These include such expressions as "It cannot be denied, it seems likely, it was presumed," etc. Such comments were found to be somewhat more common in science-related…

  5. "With diabetes, it's always a continuous education and a continuous struggle."

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    ... Diabetes Stories "With diabetes, it's always a continuous education and a continuous struggle." Past Issues / Fall 2009 ... me, too. With diabetes, it's always a continuous education and a continuous struggle. Fall 2009 Issue: Volume ...

  6. 77 FR 59039 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2011-49

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  9. Final response to BDAT related comments document. K017/K028-K029, K095-096, K022, K025, K035, K026, K083, K024. Volume 1-M

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    Rosengrant, L.; Craig, R.

    1990-05-01

    The contents of this document includes the following: wastes from the production of epichlorohydrin (no comments were received for this waste code); k028, k029, k095, k096 - production of 1,1,1-trichloroethane (nickel standard); wastewaters containing bdat constituents (u and p wastewater standards and wastewaters containing bdat list constituents document); waste from the production of phenol/acetone (treatment standards and use of scrubber water data to establish wastewater treatment standards); distillation bottoms from the production of nitrobenzene (treatment standards for metals, use of scrubber water data to establish wastewater treatment standards); ww treatment sludges from the production of creosote (use of scrubber water data to establish wastewater treatment standards); stripping still tails from the production of methyl ethyl pyridine (no comments were received for this waste code); distillation bottoms from the production of aniline (use of scrubber water data to establish wastewater treatment standards); oxygenated hydrocarbons and heterocyclic u and p wastes (oxygenateds); and production of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons (treatment standards, bdat for nonwastewater organics, and listing definitions for f024).

  10. 77 FR 4372 - Submission for OMB Review; Comments Request

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  11. Credit for Comments, Comments for Credit

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    Sommer, Robert; Sommer, Barbara A.

    2007-01-01

    A survey in 2 undergraduate psychology classes (N = 93) found ambivalent attitudes toward credit for classroom participation. Although students viewed credit as a way to increase interaction and improve attendance, they also believed it could stimulate irrelevant comments and penalize shy students. The following year, in a class of 49 students,…

  12. Answer to the comments made by N. Gibson, H. Rauscher and G. Roebben on the article by A.J. Lecloux (J Nanopart Res (2015) 17:447) regarding the use of the volume-specific surface area (VSSA) to classify nanomaterials

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    Lecloux, André J.

    2016-08-01

    This article is an answer to the comments made by N. Gibson, H. Rauscher and G. Roebben on the article by Lecloux (J Nanopart Res 17:447, 2015) regarding the use of the volume-specific surface area (VSSA) to classify nanomaterials. The key point of discussion is the comparison of two models. The VSSA concept, developed for monodispersed spherical non-porous particle size distribution, was applied in two different ways to calculate the VSSA corresponding to a poly-dispersed distribution of particle size: on one side, a total VSSA value that is the number-weighted sum of the individual VSSAs corresponding to each particle size present with its frequency in the distribution. On the other side, a weight-averaged VSSA based on the measurement method, dividing the total surface area of all the particles by their total volume. The key questions are which model is better representing the experimental VSSA values obtained by analysis of the nitrogen adsorption isotherms and which model is the most appropriate to identify nanomaterials? This cannot be answered on a theoretical basis. Only a comparison with various experimental data could decide which model is the most appropriate.

  13. Comments on Freedman's Paper.

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    Rothenberg, Thomas J.

    1987-01-01

    Comment agrees with Freedman's criticism of the path analysis model for studying education and social stratification. The model makes assumptions about how data are generated that are generally false. (RB)

  14. 49 CFR 190.321 - Contents of written comments.

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    2012-10-01

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  16. Response to comments and recommendations on RCRA Facility Investigation Plan for Group 4 at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Volume 2, Operable Unit 2: Environmental Restoration Program

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    1991-12-01

    This document has been prepared to respond to comments and recommendations resulting from the Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Working Group Meeting-Y12 that was attended by representatives from the DOE Oak Ridge Field Office; Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc.; Environmental Protection Agency Region IV; and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Comments and recommendations were provided to improve the sampling efforts proposed for the Abandoned Nitric Acid Pipeline (ANAPL) in the RCRA Facility Investigation Plan for Group 4 at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ES/ER-10/V1&D1 and ES/ER-10/V2&D1). Thus, the sampling methodology discussed in this document replaces the sampling approach discussed in Sect. 8.5 of that plan. The Nitric Acid Pipeline transported wastes from operations in Buildings 9215, 9212, and 9206 and discharged these wastes into the S-3 Ponds surface impoundments. Materials known to be discharged through the stainless steel pipeline included free nitric acid and depleted and enriched uranium. The revised sampling and analytical methodology for the ANAPL includes: Decreasing the number of soil sampling locations for this phase of the investigation; taking deeper samples from the proposed shallow soil sample sites and archiving all samples except the one taken nearest the pipeline; analyzing the sample taken nearest the pipeline for inductively coupled plasma metals, leachable nitrate, total uranium, and percent of {sup 235}U present; conducting field screening for volatile organic compounds; and proposing nitrate and uranium concentration action levels to trigger analysis of archived samples after analysis and evaluation of the samples taken nearest the pipeline.

  17. Final programmatic environmental impact statement for the uranium mill tailings remedial action ground water project. Volume II

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    1996-10-01

    Volume II of the programmatic environmental impact statement (PElS) is a comment and response document; it is the collection of the comments received on the draft PElS. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) response to each comment is provided after each comment. If the comment resulted in a change to the PElS, the affected section number of the PElS is provided in the response. Comments 1 through 259 were received at public hearings. The name of the hearing at which the comment was received is listed after each comment. Comments were recorded on flip charts and by notetakers. DOE representatives were present to hear the comments and respond to them. The DOE's written response is provided after each comment. Comments 260 through 576 were received in writing at the hearings, and from various federal, tribal, and state agencies and from individuals during the public comment period. Copies of the written comments follow the comments and responses.

  18. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) (11th, Montreal, Canada, July 19-25, 1987). Volumes I-III.

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    Bergeron, Jacques C., Ed.; And Others

    The Proceedings of PME-XI has been published in three separate volumes because of the large total of 161 individual conference papers reported. Volume I contains four plenary papers, all on the subject of "constructivism," and 44 commented papers arranged under 4 themes. Volume II contains 56 papers (39 commented; 17 uncommented)…

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  7. Assuring the quality of interpretative comments in clinical chemistry.

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    Vasikaran, Samuel; Sikaris, Kenneth; Kilpatrick, Eric; French, Jane; Badrick, Tony; Osypiw, Jacqui; Plebani, Mario

    2016-12-01

    The provision of interpretative advice on laboratory results is a post-analytic activity and an integral part of clinical laboratory services. It is valued by healthcare workers and has the potential to prevent or reduce errors and improve patient outcomes. It is important to ensure that interpretative comments provided by laboratory personnel are of high quality: comments should be patient-focused and answer the implicit or explicit question raised by the requesting clinician. Comment providers need to be adequately trained and qualified and be able to demonstrate their proficiency to provide advice on laboratory reports. External quality assessment (EQA) schemes can play a part in assessing and demonstrating the competence of such laboratory staff and have an important role in their education and continuing professional development. A standard structure is proposed for EQA schemes for interpretative comments in clinical chemistry, which addresses the scope and method of assessment including nomenclature and marking scales. There is a need for evidence that participation in an EQA program for interpretative commenting facilitates improved quality of comments. It is proposed that standardizing goals and methods of assessment as well as nomenclature and marking scales may help accumulate evidence to demonstrate the impact of participation in EQA for interpretative commenting on patient outcome.

  8. Comments on event driven animation

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    Gomez, Julian E.

    1987-01-01

    Event driven animation provides a general method of describing controlling values for various computer animation techniques. A definition and comments are provided on genralizing motion description with events. Additional comments are also provided about the implementation of twixt.

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  17. 28 CFR 48.8 - Written comments and requests for a hearing.

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    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Written comments and requests for a hearing. 48.8 Section 48.8 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) NEWSPAPER PRESERVATION ACT § 48.8 Written comments and requests for a hearing. (a) Any person who believes that the...

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  3. Continuous Problem of Function Continuity

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    Jayakody, Gaya; Zazkis, Rina

    2015-01-01

    We examine different definitions presented in textbooks and other mathematical sources for "continuity of a function at a point" and "continuous function" in the context of introductory level Calculus. We then identify problematic issues related to definitions of continuity and discontinuity: inconsistency and absence of…

  4. Continuous Problem of Function Continuity

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    Jayakody, Gaya; Zazkis, Rina

    2015-01-01

    We examine different definitions presented in textbooks and other mathematical sources for "continuity of a function at a point" and "continuous function" in the context of introductory level Calculus. We then identify problematic issues related to definitions of continuity and discontinuity: inconsistency and absence of…

  5. Minerals Yearbook, volume II, Area Reports—Domestic

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    ,

    2017-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic and industrial mineral commodities important to the U.S. economy. Chapters on survey methods, summary statistics for domestic nonfuel minerals, and trends in mining and quarrying in the metals and industrial mineral industries in the United States are also included.Volume II, Area Reports: Domestic, contains a chapter on the mineral industry of each of the 50 States and Puerto Rico and the Administered Islands. This volume also has chapters on survey methods and summary statistics of domestic nonfuel minerals.Volume III, Area Reports: International, is published as four separate reports. These regional reports contain the latest available minerals data on more than 180 foreign countries and discuss the importance of minerals to the economies of these nations and the United States. Each report begins with an overview of the region’s mineral industries during the year. It continues with individual country chapters that examine the mining, refining, processing, and use of minerals in each country of the region and how each country’s mineral industry relates to U.S. industry. Most chapters include production tables and industry structure tables, information about Government policies and programs that affect the country’s mineral industry, and an outlook section.The USGS continually strives to improve the value of its publications to users. Constructive comments and suggestions by readers of the Minerals Yearbook are welcomed.

  6. Minerals Yearbook, volume III, Area Reports—International

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    ,

    2017-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic and industrial mineral commodities important to the U.S. economy. Chapters on survey methods, summary statistics for domestic nonfuel minerals, and trends in mining and quarrying in the metals and industrial mineral industries in the United States are also included.Volume II, Area Reports: Domestic, contains a chapter on the mineral industry of each of the 50 States and Puerto Rico and the Administered Islands. This volume also has chapters on survey methods and summary statistics of domestic nonfuel minerals.Volume III, Area Reports: International, is published as four separate reports. These regional reports contain the latest available minerals data on more than 180 foreign countries and discuss the importance of minerals to the economies of these nations and the United States. Each report begins with an overview of the region’s mineral industries during the year. It continues with individual country chapters that examine the mining, refining, processing, and use of minerals in each country of the region and how each country’s mineral industry relates to U.S. industry. Most chapters include production tables and industry structure tables, information about Government policies and programs that affect the country’s mineral industry, and an outlook section.The USGS continually strives to improve the value of its publications to users. Constructive comments and suggestions by readers of the Minerals Yearbook are welcomed.

  7. Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2016 Rates; Revisions of Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers, Including Changes Related to the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program; Extensions of the Medicare-Dependent, Small Rural Hospital Program and the Low-Volume Payment Adjustment for Hospitals. Final rule; interim final rule with comment period.

    PubMed

    2015-08-17

    We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems for FY 2016. Some of these changes implement certain statutory provisions contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively known as the Affordable Care Act), the Pathway for Sustainable Growth Reform(SGR) Act of 2013, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, and other legislation. We also are addressing the update of the rate-of-increase limits for certain hospitals excluded from the IPPS that are paid on a reasonable cost basis subject to these limits for FY 2016.As an interim final rule with comment period, we are implementing the statutory extensions of the Medicare dependent,small rural hospital (MDH)Program and changes to the payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals under the IPPS.We also are updating the payment policies and the annual payment rates for the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) for FY 2016 and implementing certain statutory changes to the LTCH PPS under the Affordable Care Act and the Pathway for Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Reform Act of 2013 and the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.In addition, we are establishing new requirements or revising existing requirements for quality reporting by specific providers (acute care hospitals,PPS-exempt cancer hospitals, and LTCHs) that are participating in Medicare, including related provisions for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR)Incentive Program. We also are updating policies relating to the

  8. PDLE: Sustaining Professionalism. Volume 3

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    Byrd, Patricia, Ed.; Nelson, Gayle, Ed.

    2003-01-01

    This third volume looks at ways that seasoned professionals continue to develop throughout their careers. The text includes descriptive accounts of professionals seeking to enhance their careers while remaining inspired to continue to develop professionally. This volume reveals how personal and professional lives are entwined. It proves that TESOL…

  9. PDLE: Sustaining Professionalism. Volume 3

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    Byrd, Patricia, Ed.; Nelson, Gayle, Ed.

    2003-01-01

    This third volume looks at ways that seasoned professionals continue to develop throughout their careers. The text includes descriptive accounts of professionals seeking to enhance their careers while remaining inspired to continue to develop professionally. This volume reveals how personal and professional lives are entwined. It proves that TESOL…

  10. Acute Low-Volume High-Intensity Interval Exercise and Continuous Moderate-Intensity Exercise Elicit a Similar Improvement in 24-h Glycemic Control in Overweight and Obese Adults

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    Parker, Lewan; Shaw, Christopher S.; Banting, Lauren; Levinger, Itamar; Hill, Karen M.; McAinch, Andrew J.; Stepto, Nigel K.

    2017-01-01

    Background: Acute exercise reduces postprandial oxidative stress and glycemia; however, the effects of exercise intensity are unclear. We investigated the effect of acute low-volume high-intensity interval-exercise (LV-HIIE) and continuous moderate-intensity exercise (CMIE) on glycemic control and oxidative stress in overweight and obese, inactive adults. Methods: Twenty-seven adults were randomly allocated to perform a single session of LV-HIIE (9 females, 5 males; age: 30 ± 1 years; BMI: 29 ± 1 kg·m−2; mean ± SEM) or CMIE (8 females, 5 males; age: 30 ± 2.0; BMI: 30 ± 2.0) 1 h after consumption of a standard breakfast. Plasma redox status, glucose and insulin were measured. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) was conducted during the 24-h period before (rest day) and after exercise (exercise day). Results: Plasma thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS; 29 ±13%, p < 0.01; mean percent change ±90% confidence limit), hydrogen peroxide (44 ± 16%, p < 0.01), catalase activity (50 ± 16%, p < 0.01), and superoxide dismutase activity (21 ± 6%, p < 0.01) significantly increased 1 h after breakfast (prior to exercise) compared to baseline. Exercise significantly decreased postprandial glycaemia in whole blood (−6 ± 5%, p < 0.01), irrespective of the exercise protocol. Only CMIE significantly decreased postprandial TBARS (CMIE: −33 ± 8%, p < 0.01; LV-HIIE: 11 ± 22%, p = 0.34) and hydrogen peroxide (CMIE: −25 ± 15%, p = 0.04; LV-HIIE: 7 ± 26%; p = 0.37). Acute exercise provided a similar significant improvement in 24-h average glucose levels (−5 ± 2%, p < 0.01), hyperglycemic excursions (−37 ± 60%, p < 0.01), peak glucose concentrations (−8 ± 4%, p < 0.01), and the 2-h postprandial glucose response to dinner (−9 ± 4%, p < 0.01), irrespective of the exercise protocol. Conclusion: Despite elevated postprandial oxidative stress compared to CMIE, LV-HIIE is an equally effective exercise mode for improving 24-h glycemic control in

  11. Acute Low-Volume High-Intensity Interval Exercise and Continuous Moderate-Intensity Exercise Elicit a Similar Improvement in 24-h Glycemic Control in Overweight and Obese Adults.

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    Parker, Lewan; Shaw, Christopher S; Banting, Lauren; Levinger, Itamar; Hill, Karen M; McAinch, Andrew J; Stepto, Nigel K

    2016-01-01

    Background: Acute exercise reduces postprandial oxidative stress and glycemia; however, the effects of exercise intensity are unclear. We investigated the effect of acute low-volume high-intensity interval-exercise (LV-HIIE) and continuous moderate-intensity exercise (CMIE) on glycemic control and oxidative stress in overweight and obese, inactive adults. Methods: Twenty-seven adults were randomly allocated to perform a single session of LV-HIIE (9 females, 5 males; age: 30 ± 1 years; BMI: 29 ± 1 kg·m(-2); mean ± SEM) or CMIE (8 females, 5 males; age: 30 ± 2.0; BMI: 30 ± 2.0) 1 h after consumption of a standard breakfast. Plasma redox status, glucose and insulin were measured. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) was conducted during the 24-h period before (rest day) and after exercise (exercise day). Results: Plasma thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS; 29 ±13%, p < 0.01; mean percent change ±90% confidence limit), hydrogen peroxide (44 ± 16%, p < 0.01), catalase activity (50 ± 16%, p < 0.01), and superoxide dismutase activity (21 ± 6%, p < 0.01) significantly increased 1 h after breakfast (prior to exercise) compared to baseline. Exercise significantly decreased postprandial glycaemia in whole blood (-6 ± 5%, p < 0.01), irrespective of the exercise protocol. Only CMIE significantly decreased postprandial TBARS (CMIE: -33 ± 8%, p < 0.01; LV-HIIE: 11 ± 22%, p = 0.34) and hydrogen peroxide (CMIE: -25 ± 15%, p = 0.04; LV-HIIE: 7 ± 26%; p = 0.37). Acute exercise provided a similar significant improvement in 24-h average glucose levels (-5 ± 2%, p < 0.01), hyperglycemic excursions (-37 ± 60%, p < 0.01), peak glucose concentrations (-8 ± 4%, p < 0.01), and the 2-h postprandial glucose response to dinner (-9 ± 4%, p < 0.01), irrespective of the exercise protocol. Conclusion: Despite elevated postprandial oxidative stress compared to CMIE, LV-HIIE is an equally effective exercise mode for improving 24-h glycemic control in overweight and obese

  12. Continuation Education.

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    Fremont Unified School District, CA.

    The Fremont, California Unified School District organized a continuing education program through a workshop held in the summer of 1968. This paper presents the results of that workshop. Following a statement of philosophy, an outline of the characteristics of the continuation student, and an outline of the functions of the program, an overview of…

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  19. Comment and Response.

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    College English, 1985

    1985-01-01

    Critics comment on three earlier "College English" articles: Mike Rose's "The Language of Exclusion: Writing Instruction at the University," Elizabeth A. Nist's "Tattle's Well's Faire: English Women Authors of the Sixteenth Century," and Patrick Hartwell's "Grammar, Grammars, and the Teaching of Grammar." Contains responses from Mike Rose and…

  20. Ethics Commission Member's Comment.

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    Riley, Sue Spayth

    1988-01-01

    Presents a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Ethics Commission member's comments and suggestions about how early childhood educators can best make sound decisions about the ethical dilemma of the welfare of the child and the confidentiality of its divorced parents. (BB)

  1. Classism Is Overrated: Comment

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    Moyer, Thomas R.

    2006-01-01

    Comments on "Psychotherapy, classism, and the poor: Conspicuous by their absence" by Laura Smith (see record 2005-11834-002). This article might have improved Smith's argument that prejudice and oppression (classism) are significant obstacles preventing the poor from receiving psychological services if she had presented evidence to…

  2. Some comments on turbulence

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    Lumley, J. L.

    1992-01-01

    Consideration is given to the average dissipation of energy in unsteady turbulent flows, and to the way in which it is modeled. Some suggestions are made which place the customary models on a more rational basis and which lead to an improved model. Sample calculations with the improved model are presented. Philosophical comments are made about turbulence as a field, theoreticians, and other subjects.

  3. Response to Comments

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    Johnston, Trevor

    2006-01-01

    In my response to the commentaries made about my article, I observe that the commentators find no obvious errors with my estimates of the size of the signing deaf community. However, most of them are not as pessimistic as I am partly because of the position they take on a number of issues. Namely, the supposed uniqueness of Australia in its…

  4. Future outlook and comments

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    Lehmann, J.; Tanner, S. G. (Editor); Wilkerson, T. (Editor)

    1983-01-01

    The events of the workshop panel sessions are summarized and a synopsis of the future of the shuttle and the shuttle environment is given. Comments and projections in a number of areas addressed include: environmental measurements, contamination effects, orbiter constraints on deployable payloads, documentation and environmental information, ultraviolet experiments, infrared experiments, plasma experiments, and shuttle lidar.

  5. Comment and Response.

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    College English, 1985

    1985-01-01

    Critics comment on three earlier "College English" articles: Mike Rose's "The Language of Exclusion: Writing Instruction at the University," Elizabeth A. Nist's "Tattle's Well's Faire: English Women Authors of the Sixteenth Century," and Patrick Hartwell's "Grammar, Grammars, and the Teaching of Grammar." Contains responses from Mike Rose and…

  6. 77 FR 64379 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2009-58

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    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Notice 2009-58, Manufacturers' Certification of Specified Plug-in Electric Vehicles.

  7. 75 FR 38095 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal; Comment Request

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    ...The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comments concerning the collection of information titled: Asset Securitization (3064-0137).

  8. 76 FR 40449 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 12339, 12339-B, and 13775

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    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  9. 49 CFR 389.21 - Contents of written comments.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Contents of written comments. 389.21 Section 389.21 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS RULEMAKING PROCEDURES-FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY...

  10. 49 CFR 389.21 - Contents of written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Contents of written comments. 389.21 Section 389.21 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS RULEMAKING PROCEDURES-FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY...

  11. A Comment on Machine Reliability and Availability(LCC-0084)

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    Larsen, R

    2003-10-07

    There appears to be continuing confusion in the community between the terms reliability and availability. The following is a comment on the salient points, none of which are particularly new to NLC discussions of the past 2-3 years, but which will soon require serious further study because of potential impact on overall system engineering manpower, costs and schedules.

  12. 76 FR 30427 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) OMB Number: 1506-NEW. Type of Review: New Collection. Title: Bank Secrecy Act Currency Transaction Report (BSA-CTR). Form: FinCEN 112. Abstract: FinCEN is continuing the design of a new Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) database (the Database) and invites comment on the list of...

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    ..., as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general...(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8923, Mine Rescue Team Training... Internet at ( Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov ). ] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Mine Rescue Team Training...

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    ..., as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general...(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8923, Mine Rescue Team Training... Rescue Team Training Credit. OMB Number: 1545-2067. Form Number: 8923. Abstract: Form 8923, Mine Rescue...

  15. 24 CFR 761.25 - Resident comments on grant application.

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    2012-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Resident comments on grant application. 761.25 Section 761.25 Housing and Urban Development REGULATIONS RELATING TO HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (CONTINUED) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT...

  16. 24 CFR 761.25 - Resident comments on grant application.

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    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Resident comments on grant application. 761.25 Section 761.25 Housing and Urban Development REGULATIONS RELATING TO HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (CONTINUED) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT...

  17. 24 CFR 761.25 - Resident comments on grant application.

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    2013-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Resident comments on grant application. 761.25 Section 761.25 Housing and Urban Development REGULATIONS RELATING TO HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (CONTINUED) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT...

  18. 75 FR 6434 - Departmental Offices; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506... respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB...

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    ... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13(44 U.S.C. 3506... Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan under...

  1. 78 FR 64601 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

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    ... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13(44 U.S.C. 3506... Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Relating to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan under...

  2. 14 CFR 161.411 - Comment by interested parties.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Comment by interested parties. 161.411 Section 161.411 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRPORTS NOTICE AND APPROVAL OF AIRPORT NOISE AND ACCESS RESTRICTIONS Reevaluation of Stage...

  3. 14 CFR 161.307 - Comment by interested parties.

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    2011-01-01

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  4. 14 CFR 161.411 - Comment by interested parties.

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    2011-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Comment by interested parties. 161.411 Section 161.411 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRPORTS NOTICE AND APPROVAL OF AIRPORT NOISE AND ACCESS RESTRICTIONS Reevaluation of Stage...

  5. 14 CFR 161.307 - Comment by interested parties.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Comment by interested parties. 161.307 Section 161.307 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRPORTS NOTICE AND APPROVAL OF AIRPORT NOISE AND ACCESS RESTRICTIONS Notice, Review,...

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    ... continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13(44... facilitate business electronic filing (TD 9300(final)). DATES: Written comments should be received on or... INFORMATION: Title: Guidance Necessary to Facilitate Business Electronic Filing. OMB Number:...

  7. 49 CFR 389.23 - Consideration of comments received.

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    2010-10-01

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  15. Anatomy and history of an external quality assessment program for interpretative comments in clinical biochemistry.

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    Vasikaran, Samuel D

    2015-05-01

    The provision of clinical interpretation of results, either verbally or in the printed report, may be considered an integral part of clinical biochemistry diagnostic service. Proficiency testing or external quality assessment (EQA) of such activity may be useful in education, training, continuing professional development and ensuring the quality of such service. Details of the Patient Report Comments Program (RPCProgram) developed by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) Chemical Pathology Quality Assurance Programs Pty Ltd (QAP) is described in this review. The program is aimed at pathologists, clinical scientists and trainees. Registered participants are provided a report with case details and a set of clinical biochemistry results at monthly intervals and submit an interpretative comment for the report. Comments received are broken up into components that are translated into common key phrases. An expert panel evaluates the key phrases, classifies them according to appropriateness and drafts a suggested comment, a case summary and a rationale, which are included in a summary report returned to participants. There is considerable diversity in the quality of interpretative comments received from participants of the PRCProgram. The primary purpose of EQA of interpretative commenting is educational self-assessment, and they are recognized as a continuing professional development activity. Whilst there is some evidence for the utility of interpretative comments in improving patient outcomes, evidence for the utility of EQA in improving quality of comments is awaited.

  16. Statistical review: frequently given comments.

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    Lydersen, Stian

    2015-02-01

    From 2006 to 2014, I have carried out approximately 200 statistical reviews of manuscripts for ARD. My most frequent review comments concern the following: 1. Report how missing data were handled. 2. Limit the number of covariates in regression analyses. 3. Do not use stepwise selection of covariates. 4. Use analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) to adjust for baseline values in randomised controlled trials. 5. Do not use ANCOVA to adjust for baseline values in observational studies. 6. Dichotomising a continuous variable: a bad idea. 7. Student's t test is better than non-parametric tests. 8. Do not use Yates' continuity correction. 9. Mean (SD) is also relevant for non-normally distributed data. 10. Report estimate, CI and (possibly) p value-in that order of importance. 11. Post hoc power calculations-do not do it. 12. Do not test for baseline imbalances in a randomised controlled trial. 13. Report actual p values with 2 digits, maximum 3 decimals. 14. Format for reporting CIs. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  17. Development of an advanced, continuous mild gasification process for the production of co-products (Tasks 2, 3, and 4.1 to 4.6), Volume 2. Final report

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    Knight, R.A.; Gissy, J.L.; Onischak, M.; Babu, S.P.; Carty, R.H.; Duthie, R.G.; Wootten, J.M.

    1991-09-01

    Volume 2 contains information on the following topics: (1) Mild Gasification Technology Development: Process Research Unit Tests Using Slipstream Sampling; (2) Bench-Scale Char Upgrading Study; (3) Mild Gasification Technology Development: System Integration Studies. (VC)

  18. Using analytic continuation for the hadronic vacuum polarization computation

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    Feng, Xu; Hashimoto, Shoji; Hotzel, Grit; Jansen, Karl; Petschlies, Marcus; B, Renner Dru

    2014-11-01

    We present two examples of applications of the analytic continuation method for computing the hadronic vacuum polarization function in space- and time-like momentum regions. These examples are the Adler function and the leading order hadronic contribution to the muon anomalous magnetic moment. We comment on the feasibility of the analytic continuation method and provide an outlook for possible further applications.

  19. 40 CFR 791.48 - Production volume.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Production volume. 791.48 Section 791... (CONTINUED) DATA REIMBURSEMENT Basis for Proposed Order § 791.48 Production volume. (a) Production volume.... (b) For the purpose of determining fair reimbursement shares, production volume shall include...

  20. 40 CFR 791.48 - Production volume.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 31 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Production volume. 791.48 Section 791... (CONTINUED) DATA REIMBURSEMENT Basis for Proposed Order § 791.48 Production volume. (a) Production volume.... (b) For the purpose of determining fair reimbursement shares, production volume shall include...

  1. Opinion Summarizationof CustomerComments

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    Fan, Miao; Wu, Guoshi

    Web 2.0 technologies have enabled more and more customers to freely comment on different kinds of entities, such as sellers, products and services. The large scale of information poses the need and challenge of automatic summarization. In many cases, each of the user-generated short comments implies the opinions which rate the target entity. In this paper, we aim to mine and to summarize all the customer comments of a product. The algorithm proposed in this researchis more reliable on opinion identification because it is unsupervised and the accuracy of the result improves as the number of comments increases. Our research is performed in four steps: (1) mining the frequent aspects of a product that have been commented on by customers; (2) mining the infrequent aspects of a product which have been commented by customers (3) identifying opinion words in each comment and deciding whether each opinion word is positive, negative or neutral; (4) summarizing the comments. This paper proposes several novel techniques to perform these tasks. Our experimental results using comments of a number of products sold online demonstrate the effectiveness of the techniques.

  2. CRESST: A Continuing Mission To Improve Educational Assessment. Evaluation Comment.

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    Baker, Eva L.; And Others

    The National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) is a partnership of the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Stanford University, The RAND Corporation, the University of Pittsburgh, the Educational Testing Service, and the University of California, Santa Barbara.…

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    ...The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C.......

  5. 78 FR 75549 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

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  6. Public Comments on the proposed 10 CFR Part 51 rule for renewal of nuclear power plant operating licenses and supporting documents: Review of concerns and NRC staff response. Appendices

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    1996-05-01

    This volume contains several appendices. Appendix A contains the list of individuals and organizations providing comments at various stages of the rulemaking process. The names of commenters at the public meetings are listed in the order that they spoke at the meeting; those who submitted written comments are listed by docket number. Appendix B contains the summaries of comments made. Each comment summary is identified by a unique comment number. Appendix C presents the concerns and NRC staff responses. Each concern embodies one or more comments on similar or related issues. The associated comment numbers are referenced for each concern. The concerns are organized by topic areas. A three-letter identifier for the topic, followed by a number, is assigned to each concern.

  7. Impact of Volume Management on Volume Overload and Rehospitalization in CAPD Patients.

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    Xu, Yi; Yang, Shen-Min; Wang, Xiao-Hua; Wang, Hai-Fang; Niu, Mei-E; Yang, Yi-Qun; Lu, Guo-Yuan; Pang, Jian-Hong; Wang, Fei; Li, Lin

    2016-12-01

    Heart failure due to volume overload is a major reason for rehospitalization in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients. Strict volume control provides better cardiac functions and blood pressure in this population. Volume management, which is a volume control strategy, may decrease volume overload and related complications. Using a quasi-experimental design, 66 continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients were randomly assigned to the intervention group ( n = 34) and control group ( n = 32). The patients were followed up for 6 months with scheduled clinic and/or telephone visits; the intervention group adopted volume management strategy, while the control group adopted conventional care. Volume overload and cardiac function were compared between the two groups at the baseline and at 6 months. At Month 6, the intervention group resulted in significant improvement in volume overloaded status, cardiac function, and volume-overload-related rehospitalization. Volume management strategy allows for better control of volume overload and is associated with fewer volume-related readmissions.

  8. A linear mixed perfusion model for tissue partial volume correction of perfusion estimates in dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI: Impact on absolute quantification, repeatability, and agreement with pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling.

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    Ahlgren, André; Wirestam, Ronnie; Lind, Emelie; Ståhlberg, Freddy; Knutsson, Linda

    2017-06-01

    The partial volume effect (PVE) is an important source of bias in brain perfusion measurements. The impact of tissue PVEs in perfusion measurements with dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI (DSC-MRI) has not yet been well established. The purpose of this study was to suggest a partial volume correction (PVC) approach for DSC-MRI and to study how PVC affects DSC-MRI perfusion results. A linear mixed perfusion model for DSC-MRI was derived and evaluated by way of simulations. Twenty healthy volunteers were scanned twice, including DSC-MRI, arterial spin labeling (ASL), and partial volume measurements. Two different algorithms for PVC were employed and assessed. Simulations showed that the derived model had a tendency to overestimate perfusion values in voxels with high fractions of cerebrospinal fluid. PVC reduced the tissue volume dependence of DSC-MRI perfusion values from 44.4% to 4.2% in gray matter and from 55.3% to 14.2% in white matter. One PVC method significantly improved the voxel-wise repeatability, but PVC did not improve the spatial agreement between DSC-MRI and ASL perfusion maps. Significant PVEs were found for DSC-MRI perfusion estimates, and PVC successfully reduced those effects. The findings suggest that PVC might be an important consideration for DSC-MRI applications. Magn Reson Med 77:2203-2214, 2017. © 2016 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. © 2016 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

  9. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (16th, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 5-8, 1994). Volume 2: Research Papers, Oral Reports, and Posters (Continued).

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    Kirshner, David, Ed.

    This PME-NA proceedings volume contains the full text of 41 research papers. In addition, brief usually one-page reports, are provided for 11 oral presentations and 13 poster sessions. The full research reports are as follows: "Cognitive Analysis of Chinese Students' Mathematical Problem Solving" (J. Cai and E. A. Silver); (2)…

  10. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (16th, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 5-8, 1994). Volume 2: Research Papers, Oral Reports, and Posters (Continued).

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    Kirshner, David, Ed.

    This PME-NA proceedings volume contains the full text of 41 research papers. In addition, brief usually one-page reports, are provided for 11 oral presentations and 13 poster sessions. The full research reports are as follows: "Cognitive Analysis of Chinese Students' Mathematical Problem Solving" (J. Cai and E. A. Silver); (2)…

  11. 40 CFR 60.1085 - What must I do with any public comments I receive during the public comment period on my draft...

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    ... I receive during the public comment period on my draft materials separation plan? 60.1085 Section 60.1085 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED... Reconstruction is Commenced After June 6, 2001 Preconstruction Requirements: Materials Separation Plan § 60.1085...

  12. 40 CFR 60.1085 - What must I do with any public comments I receive during the public comment period on my draft...

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    ... I receive during the public comment period on my draft materials separation plan? 60.1085 Section 60.1085 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED... Reconstruction is Commenced After June 6, 2001 Preconstruction Requirements: Materials Separation Plan § 60.1085...

  13. 40 CFR 60.1085 - What must I do with any public comments I receive during the public comment period on my draft...

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    ... I receive during the public comment period on my draft materials separation plan? 60.1085 Section 60.1085 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED... Reconstruction is Commenced After June 6, 2001 Preconstruction Requirements: Materials Separation Plan § 60.1085...

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    ... I receive during the public comment period on my draft materials separation plan? 60.1085 Section 60.1085 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED... Reconstruction is Commenced After June 6, 2001 Preconstruction Requirements: Materials Separation Plan § 60.1085...

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  16. 7 CFR 1.416 - Comment period.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Comment period. 1.416 Section 1.416 Agriculture Office... Conservation and Shortage Relief Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 620 et seq.) § 1.416 Comment period. Written comments... and by the Regional Forester by the 30th day of the comment period. ...

  17. 49 CFR 1182.5 - Comments.

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    ... comment period. (b) A comment shall be verified, as provided in 49 CFR 1182.8(e), and shall contain all... conspicuously placed at the top of the first page of the comment. (d) A copy of the comment shall be...

  18. Comments on transect methodology

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    Eberhardt, L.L.

    1980-02-01

    One of the outcomes of the recent spate of attention to environmental problems is the realization that we do not have suitable methods to census non-game species. Since marking is expensive and time-consuming, investigators have tended to look for methods that involve only visual techniques. One of the leading candidates thus becomes the line transect method. The purpose here is to briefly describe some of the available transect methods, and to comment on some aspects that may be of particular interest and importance.

  19. NASA seeks comment

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    NASA is seeking public comment on a new science policy guide that will become the agency's major instrument for communication about its conduct of science. Called "Science in Air and Space: NASA's Science Policy Guide," the document will publish the framework for pursuing the agency's science goals."One of the most far-reaching discussions in the guide is how partnership—diverse representations of individuals, groups, and institutions—and contributions by the international scientific community are important to enhance the quality and vitality of NASA's science programs," said NASA's Chief Scientist, France Cordova.

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  1. Mandatory Continuing Veterinary Medical Education Requirements in the United States and Canada.

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    Moore, Dale A.; Klingborg, Donald J.; Wright, Teressa

    2003-01-01

    Lists by state and province the current continuing veterinary medical education (CVME) requirements in the United States and Canada and provides additional analysis and comment on CVME requirements. (EV)

  2. Mandatory Continuing Veterinary Medical Education Requirements in the United States and Canada.

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    Moore, Dale A.; Klingborg, Donald J.; Wright, Teressa

    2003-01-01

    Lists by state and province the current continuing veterinary medical education (CVME) requirements in the United States and Canada and provides additional analysis and comment on CVME requirements. (EV)

  3. Reply to ``Comment on `Nature of the high-pressure tricritical point in MnSi' ''

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    Otero-Leal, M.; Rivadulla, F.; Saxena, S. S.; Ahilan, K.; Rivas, J.

    2009-10-01

    In this Comment we give a detailed reply to the criticisms made by Stishov in the accompanying comment to our paper [Otero-Leal , Phys. Rev. B 79, 060401 (2009)]. We demonstrate that the magnetic phase transition occurring at pressures larger than 3.5 kbar in MnSi is of the first order and that the classical Ladau’s analysis of continuous phase transitions captures these effects.

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  5. Contagious Comments: What Was the Online Buzz About the 2011 Quebec Measles Outbreak?

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    Pereira, Jennifer A.; Quach, Susan; Dao, Huy Hao; Kwong, Jeffrey C.; Deeks, Shelley L.; Crowcroft, Natasha S.; Quan, Sherman D.; Guay, Maryse

    2013-01-01

    Background Although interruption of endemic measles was achieved in the Americas in 2002, Quebec experienced an outbreak in 2011 of 776 reported cases; 80% of these individuals had not been fully vaccinated. We analyzed readers’ online responses to Canadian news articles regarding the outbreak to better understand public perceptions of measles and vaccination. Methods We searched Canadian online English and French news sites for articles posted between April 2011 and March 2012 containing the words “measles” and “Quebec”. We included articles that i) concerned the outbreak or related vaccination strategies; and ii) generated at least ten comments. Two English and two bilingual researchers coded the unedited comments, categorizing codes to allow themes to emerge. Results We analyzed 448 comments from 188 individuals, in response to three French articles and six English articles; 112 individuals expressed positive perceptions of measles vaccination (2.2 comments/person), 38 were negative (4.2 comments/person), 11 had mixed feelings (1.5 comments/person), and 27 expressed no opinion (1.1 comments/person). Vaccine-supportive themes involved the success of vaccination in preventing disease spread, societal responsibility to vaccinate for herd immunity, and refutation of the autism link. Those against measles vaccination felt it was a personal rather than societal choice, and conveyed a distrust of vaccine manufacturers, believing that measles infection is not only safe but safer than vaccination. Commenters with mixed feelings expressed uncertainty of the infection’s severity, and varied in support of all vaccines based on perceived risk/benefit ratios. Conclusion The anti-vaccine minority’s volume of comments translates to a disproportionately high representation on online boards. Public health messages should address concerns by emphasizing that immunization is always a personal choice in Canada, and that the pharmaceutical industry is strictly

  6. Contagious comments: what was the online buzz about the 2011 Quebec measles outbreak?

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    Pereira, Jennifer A; Quach, Susan; Dao, Huy Hao; Kwong, Jeffrey C; Deeks, Shelley L; Crowcroft, Natasha S; Quan, Sherman D; Guay, Maryse

    2013-01-01

    Although interruption of endemic measles was achieved in the Americas in 2002, Quebec experienced an outbreak in 2011 of 776 reported cases; 80% of these individuals had not been fully vaccinated. We analyzed readers' online responses to Canadian news articles regarding the outbreak to better understand public perceptions of measles and vaccination. We searched Canadian online English and French news sites for articles posted between April 2011 and March 2012 containing the words "measles" and "Quebec". We included articles that i) concerned the outbreak or related vaccination strategies; and ii) generated at least ten comments. Two English and two bilingual researchers coded the unedited comments, categorizing codes to allow themes to emerge. We analyzed 448 comments from 188 individuals, in response to three French articles and six English articles; 112 individuals expressed positive perceptions of measles vaccination (2.2 comments/person), 38 were negative (4.2 comments/person), 11 had mixed feelings (1.5 comments/person), and 27 expressed no opinion (1.1 comments/person). Vaccine-supportive themes involved the success of vaccination in preventing disease spread, societal responsibility to vaccinate for herd immunity, and refutation of the autism link. Those against measles vaccination felt it was a personal rather than societal choice, and conveyed a distrust of vaccine manufacturers, believing that measles infection is not only safe but safer than vaccination. Commenters with mixed feelings expressed uncertainty of the infection's severity, and varied in support of all vaccines based on perceived risk/benefit ratios. The anti-vaccine minority's volume of comments translates to a disproportionately high representation on online boards. Public health messages should address concerns by emphasizing that immunization is always a personal choice in Canada, and that the pharmaceutical industry is strictly controlled. Illustrating the dangers of measles through

  7. Volume MLS ray casting.

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    Ledergerber, Christian; Guennebaud, Gaël; Meyer, Miriah; Bächer, Moritz; Pfister, Hanspeter

    2008-01-01

    The method of Moving Least Squares (MLS) is a popular framework for reconstructing continuous functions from scattered data due to its rich mathematical properties and well-understood theoretical foundations. This paper applies MLS to volume rendering, providing a unified mathematical framework for ray casting of scalar data stored over regular as well as irregular grids. We use the MLS reconstruction to render smooth isosurfaces and to compute accurate derivatives for high-quality shading effects. We also present a novel, adaptive preintegration scheme to improve the efficiency of the ray casting algorithm by reducing the overall number of function evaluations, and an efficient implementation of our framework exploiting modern graphics hardware. The resulting system enables high-quality volume integration and shaded isosurface rendering for regular and irregular volume data.

  8. Peer review comments augment diagnostic error characterization and departmental quality assurance: 1-year experience from a children's hospital.

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    Iyer, Ramesh S; Swanson, Jonathan O; Otto, Randolph K; Weinberger, Edward

    2013-01-01

    The objective of our study was to categorize radiologist peer review comments and evaluate their functions within the context of a comprehensive quality assurance (QA) program. All randomly entered radiology peer review comments at our institution were compiled over a 1-year period (January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011). A Web-based commercially available software package was used to query the comments, which were then exported into a spreadsheet. Each comment was then placed into a single most appropriate category based on consensus decision of two board-certified pediatric radiologists. QA scores associated with each comment were recorded. A total of 427 peer review comments were evaluated. The majority of comments (85.9%) were entered voluntarily with QA scores of 1. A classification system was devised that augments traditional error classification. Seven broad comment categories were identified: errors of observation (25.5%), errors of interpretation (5.6%), inadequate patient data gathering (3.7%), errors of communication (9.6%), interobserver variability (21.3%), informational and educational feedback (23.0%), and complimentary (11.2%). Comment-enhanced peer review expands traditional diagnostic error classification, may identify errors that were underscored, provides continuous educational feedback for participants, and promotes a collegial environment.

  9. 76 FR 72005 - NUREG-1556, Volume 2, Revision 1, “Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses Program...

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  13. 40 CFR 60.1075 - When must I accept comments on the materials separation plan?

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    ... materials separation plan? 60.1075 Section 60.1075 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES Standards of... Requirements: Materials Separation Plan § 60.1075 When must I accept comments on the materials separation plan...

  14. 40 CFR 60.1075 - When must I accept comments on the materials separation plan?

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    ... materials separation plan? 60.1075 Section 60.1075 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES Standards of... Requirements: Materials Separation Plan § 60.1075 When must I accept comments on the materials separation plan...

  15. 40 CFR 60.1075 - When must I accept comments on the materials separation plan?

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    ... materials separation plan? 60.1075 Section 60.1075 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES Standards of... Requirements: Materials Separation Plan § 60.1075 When must I accept comments on the materials separation plan...

  16. 40 CFR 60.1075 - When must I accept comments on the materials separation plan?

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    ... materials separation plan? 60.1075 Section 60.1075 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES Standards of... Requirements: Materials Separation Plan § 60.1075 When must I accept comments on the materials separation plan...

  17. 40 CFR 60.1075 - When must I accept comments on the materials separation plan?

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    ... materials separation plan? 60.1075 Section 60.1075 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES Standards of... Requirements: Materials Separation Plan § 60.1075 When must I accept comments on the materials separation plan...

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  4. Minerals Yearbook, volume III, Area Reports—International—Latin America and Canada

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    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic and industrial mineral commodities important to the U.S. economy. Chapters on survey methods, summary statistics for domestic nonfuel minerals, and trends in mining and quarrying in the metals and industrial mineral industries in the United States are also included.Volume II, Area Reports: Domestic, contains a chapter on the mineral industry of each of the 50 States and Puerto Rico and the Administered Islands. This volume also has chapters on survey methods and summary statistics of domestic nonfuel minerals.Volume III, Area Reports: International, is published as four separate reports. These regional reports contain the latest available minerals data on more than 180 foreign countries and discuss the importance of minerals to the economies of these nations and the United States. Each report begins with an overview of the region’s mineral industries during the year. It continues with individual country chapters that examine the mining, refining, processing, and use of minerals in each country of the region and how each country’s mineral industry relates to U.S. industry. Most chapters include production tables and industry structure tables, information about Government policies and programs that affect the country’s mineral industry, and an outlook section.The USGS continually strives to improve the value of its publications to users. Constructive comments and suggestions by readers of the Minerals Yearbook are welcomed.

  5. Minerals Yearbook, volume III, Area Reports—International—Africa and the Middle East

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    2017-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic and industrial mineral commodities important to the U.S. economy. Chapters on survey methods, summary statistics for domestic nonfuel minerals, and trends in mining and quarrying in the metals and industrial mineral industries in the United States are also included.Volume II, Area Reports: Domestic, contains a chapter on the mineral industry of each of the 50 States and Puerto Rico and the Administered Islands. This volume also has chapters on survey methods and summary statistics of domestic nonfuel minerals.Volume III, Area Reports: International, is published as four separate reports. These regional reports contain the latest available minerals data on more than 180 foreign countries and discuss the importance of minerals to the economies of these nations and the United States. Each report begins with an overview of the region’s mineral industries during the year. It continues with individual country chapters that examine the mining, refining, processing, and use of minerals in each country of the region and how each country’s mineral industry relates to U.S. industry. Most chapters include production tables and industry structure tables, information about Government policies and programs that affect the country’s mineral industry, and an outlook section.The USGS continually strives to improve the value of its publications to users. Constructive comments and suggestions by readers of the Minerals Yearbook are welcomed.

  6. Minerals Yearbook, volume III, Area Reports—International—Europe and Central Eurasia

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    2017-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Yearbook discusses the performance of the worldwide minerals and materials industries and provides background information to assist in interpreting that performance. Content of the individual Minerals Yearbook volumes follows:Volume I, Metals and Minerals, contains chapters about virtually all metallic and industrial mineral commodities important to the U.S. economy. Chapters on survey methods, summary statistics for domestic nonfuel minerals, and trends in mining and quarrying in the metals and industrial mineral industries in the United States are also included.Volume II, Area Reports: Domestic, contains a chapter on the mineral industry of each of the 50 States and Puerto Rico and the Administered Islands. This volume also has chapters on survey methods and summary statistics of domestic nonfuel minerals.Volume III, Area Reports: International, is published as four separate reports. These regional reports contain the latest available minerals data on more than 180 foreign countries and discuss the importance of minerals to the economies of these nations and the United States. Each report begins with an overview of the region’s mineral industries during the year. It continues with individual country chapters that examine the mining, refining, processing, and use of minerals in each country of the region and how each country’s mineral industry relates to U.S. industry. Most chapters include production tables and industry structure tables, information about Government policies and programs that affect the country’s mineral industry, and an outlook section.The USGS continually strives to improve the value of its publications to users. Constructive comments and suggestions by readers of the Minerals Yearbook are welcomed.

  7. BEGINNING POLISH, VOLUME TWO. YALE LINGUISTIC SERIES.

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    THIS BOOK OF DRILLS IS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION. ITS PURPOSE IS TO SUPPLEMENT, RATHER THAN CONTINUE, VOLUME I OF "BEGINNING POLISH." IT EXPANDS THE PATTERN DRILLS GIVEN IN THE "SENTENCES" OF VOLUME I AND ADDS TO THE ILLUSTRATIONS PROVIDED IN THE "GRAMMAR." PARALLELING THE STRUCTURE OF VOLUME I, IT HAS 25 LESSONS, DIVIDED IN…

  8. Statistical characterization of carbon phenolic prepreg materials, volume 1

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    Beckley, Don A.; Stites, John, Jr.

    1988-01-01

    The objective was to characterize several lots of materials used for carbon/carbon and carbon/phenol product manufacture. Volume one is organized into testing categories based on raw material of product form. Each category contains a discussion of the sampling plan, comments and observations on each test method utilized, and a summary of the results obtained each category.

  9. Texas Education Product Study, Volume 2. Final Report.

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    The second volume of a study of former Texas high school students who left as graduates or dropouts during the school years 1963-64 and 1968-69 contains the study respondents' comments on school counselors, extracurricular activities, and dropouts, career goals, and employment experiences. Respondents who had contact with counselors questioned the…

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  14. 75 FR 1082 - Civil Rights Division; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments...

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  15. 76 FR 44938 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance...

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    ... request for comments. SUMMARY: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to... [Federal Register Volume 76, Number 144 (Wednesday, July 27, 2011)] [Notices] [Pages 44938-44939... in the Federal Register of December 22, 2010 (75 FR 80542). Below we provide the National...

  16. 76 FR 6088 - Request for Comments: Review and Improvement of EDA's Regulations

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    ... [Federal Register Volume 76, Number 23 (Thursday, February 3, 2011)] [Proposed Rules] [Page 6088] [FR Doc No: C1-2011-1937] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration 13 CFR Chapter III [Docket No.: 110119042-1041-01] RIN 0610-XA04 Request for Comments: Review and Improvement of EDA...

  17. Errata to the Werts-Linn Comments on Boyle's "Path Analysis and Ordinal Data."

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Werts, Charles E.; Linn, Robert L.

    The Werts-Linn procedure for dealing with categorical errors of measurement in "Comments on Boyle's 'Path Analysis and Ordinal Data'" in The American Journal of Sociology, volume 76, number 6, May 1971, is shown to be inappropriate to the problem of ordered categories. (For related document, see TM 002 301.) (DB)

  18. 75 FR 1060 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... [Federal Register Volume 75, Number 5 (Friday, January 8, 2010)] [Notices] [Page 1060] [FR Doc No: E9-31301] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS-906] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request...

  19. Continuous murmur - the auscultatory expression of a variety of pathological conditions

    PubMed Central

    Ginghină, C; Năstase, OA; Ghiorghiu, I; Egher, L

    2012-01-01

    Continuous murmur is a peculiarity of cardiovascular auscultation, relatively rare, which often hides complex cardiovascular diseases. This article is a review of literature data related to the continuous murmurs accompanied by commenting and illustrating them through our own cases. Recognizing of a continuous murmur and understanding the cardiovascular pathologies that it can hide, is a challenge in current practice. PMID:22574086

  20. 77 FR 56874 - Extension of Comment Period: Remedies for Small Copyright Claims: Additional Comments

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  1. 75 FR 28263 - Preventive Controls for Fresh Produce; Request for Comments; Extension of the Comment Period

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Preventive Controls for Fresh Produce; Request for Comments; Extension of the Comment Period AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice; extension of the comment period. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending to July 23, 2010, the comment...

  2. Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2017 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Graduate Medical Education; Hospital Notification Procedures Applicable to Beneficiaries Receiving Observation Services; Technical Changes Relating to Costs to Organizations and Medicare Cost Reports; Finalization of Interim Final Rules With Comment Period on LTCH PPS Payments for Severe Wounds, Modifications of Limitations on Redesignation by the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board, and Extensions of Payments to MDHs and Low-Volume Hospitals. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2016-08-22

    making technical corrections and changes to regulations relating to costs to related organizations and Medicare cost reports; we are providing notice of the closure of three teaching hospitals and the opportunity to apply for available GME resident slots under section 5506 of the Affordable Care Act. We are finalizing the provisions of interim final rules with comment period that relate to a temporary exception for certain wound care discharges from the application of the site neutral payment rate under the LTCH PPS for certain LTCHs; application of two judicial decisions relating to modifications of limitations on redesignation by the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board; and legislative extensions of the Medicare-dependent, small rural hospital program and changes to the payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals.

  3. 76 FR 58543 - Draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management

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    ... COMMISSION Draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management AGENCY... Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management that updates the 1981 Policy... are also needed to safely manage Low-Level Radioactive Waste. The public comment period closed on...

  4. 75 FR 15431 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and... issuer. These requirements assist in the creation and maintenance of accurate securityholder records... business purposes even without the rule. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the...

  7. 78 FR 43864 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service... of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces a proposed public information... and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other...

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  10. 7 CFR 1.416 - Comment period.

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    2012-01-01

    ... of Sourcing Area Applications and Formal Review of Sourcing Areas Pursuant to the Forest Resources Conservation and Shortage Relief Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 620 et seq.) § 1.416 Comment period. Written comments...

  11. 7 CFR 1.416 - Comment period.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... of Sourcing Area Applications and Formal Review of Sourcing Areas Pursuant to the Forest Resources Conservation and Shortage Relief Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 620 et seq.) § 1.416 Comment period. Written comments...

  12. 7 CFR 1.416 - Comment period.

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    2013-01-01

    ... of Sourcing Area Applications and Formal Review of Sourcing Areas Pursuant to the Forest Resources Conservation and Shortage Relief Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 620 et seq.) § 1.416 Comment period. Written comments...

  13. 7 CFR 1.416 - Comment period.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... of Sourcing Area Applications and Formal Review of Sourcing Areas Pursuant to the Forest Resources Conservation and Shortage Relief Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 620 et seq.) § 1.416 Comment period. Written comments...

  14. 77 FR 65688 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice and... Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning an..., Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue...

  17. Predicting Student Grade Based on Free-Style Comments Using Word2Vec and ANN by Considering Prediction Results Obtained in Consecutive Lessons

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Luo, Jingyi; Sorour, Shaymaa E.; Goda, Kazumasa; Mine, Tsunenori

    2015-01-01

    Continuously tracking students during a whole semester plays a vital role to enable a teacher to grasp their learning situation, attitude and motivation. It also helps to give correct assessment and useful feedback to them. To this end, we ask students to write their comments just after each lesson, because student comments reflect their learning…

  18. Renormalized Volume

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gover, A. Rod; Waldron, Andrew

    2017-09-01

    We develop a universal distributional calculus for regulated volumes of metrics that are suitably singular along hypersurfaces. When the hypersurface is a conformal infinity we give simple integrated distribution expressions for the divergences and anomaly of the regulated volume functional valid for any choice of regulator. For closed hypersurfaces or conformally compact geometries, methods from a previously developed boundary calculus for conformally compact manifolds can be applied to give explicit holographic formulæ for the divergences and anomaly expressed as hypersurface integrals over local quantities (the method also extends to non-closed hypersurfaces). The resulting anomaly does not depend on any particular choice of regulator, while the regulator dependence of the divergences is precisely captured by these formulæ. Conformal hypersurface invariants can be studied by demanding that the singular metric obey, smoothly and formally to a suitable order, a Yamabe type problem with boundary data along the conformal infinity. We prove that the volume anomaly for these singular Yamabe solutions is a conformally invariant integral of a local Q-curvature that generalizes the Branson Q-curvature by including data of the embedding. In each dimension this canonically defines a higher dimensional generalization of the Willmore energy/rigid string action. Recently, Graham proved that the first variation of the volume anomaly recovers the density obstructing smooth solutions to this singular Yamabe problem; we give a new proof of this result employing our boundary calculus. Physical applications of our results include studies of quantum corrections to entanglement entropies.

  19. Computerized Personal Comments for Student Discourse.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pedersen, Elray L.

    COMMENTS is a computer program written in Basic language for an IBM PC and a file which stores observations and questions and prints teacher comments on a personalized comment sheet produced for each student paper, mostly by using three-letter codes. To use the program, the teacher first reads the student paper, noting spelling errors and needed…

  20. 10 CFR 2.1305 - Written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Written comments. 2.1305 Section 2.1305 Energy NUCLEAR... for Hearings on License Transfer Applications § 2.1305 Written comments. (a) As an alternative to requests for hearings and petitions to intervene, persons may submit written comments regarding license...

  1. 40 CFR 1503.1 - Inviting comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 34 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Inviting comments. 1503.1 Section 1503.1 Protection of Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMMENTING § 1503.1 Inviting comments. (a) After preparing a draft environmental impact statement and before preparing a final environmental...

  2. 40 CFR 1503.1 - Inviting comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 33 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Inviting comments. 1503.1 Section 1503.1 Protection of Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMMENTING § 1503.1 Inviting comments. (a) After preparing a draft environmental impact statement and before preparing a final environmental...

  3. 40 CFR 1503.1 - Inviting comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 33 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Inviting comments. 1503.1 Section 1503.1 Protection of Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMMENTING § 1503.1 Inviting comments. (a) After preparing a draft environmental impact statement and before preparing a final environmental...

  4. 40 CFR 1503.1 - Inviting comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 34 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Inviting comments. 1503.1 Section 1503.1 Protection of Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMMENTING § 1503.1 Inviting comments. (a) After preparing a draft environmental impact statement and before preparing a final environmental...

  5. 40 CFR 1503.1 - Inviting comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Inviting comments. 1503.1 Section 1503.1 Protection of Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMMENTING § 1503.1 Inviting comments. (a) After preparing a draft environmental impact statement and before preparing a final environmental...

  6. 12 CFR 303.9 - Comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Comments. 303.9 Section 303.9 Banks and Banking FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION PROCEDURE AND RULES OF PRACTICE FILING PROCEDURES Rules of General Applicability § 303.9 Comments. (a) Submission of comments. For filings subject to a public notice...

  7. Understanding Commenter Influence during Agency Rule Development

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Naughton, Keith; Schmid, Celeste; Yackee, Susan Webb; Zhan, Xueyong

    2009-01-01

    We provide the first empirical assessment of commenter influence during the rule development stage of administrative rulemaking. We argue that public commenters play a critical agenda-setting role during rule development. To test this proposition, we analyze data from 36 Department of Transportation rules and almost 500 comments. Each of these…

  8. 75 FR 38089 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service... of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces the extension of a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on:...

  9. 77 FR 8821 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2012-02-15

    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service... of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether...

  10. 75 FR 38088 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2010-07-01

    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service... of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service proposes to extend a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the...

  11. 75 FR 21247 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service... of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on:...

  12. 77 FR 6091 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service... of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether...

  13. 78 FR 20095 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2013-04-03

    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service... of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether...

  14. 78 FR 41035 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service... of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether...

  15. 77 FR 63298 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service... of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces the proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether...

  16. 77 FR 63296 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service... Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces the proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether...

  17. 78 FR 31521 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ...] Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DoD. ACTION: Notice... Finance and Accounting Service announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection...

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    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary of... proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the...

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    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Logistics Agency, DoD. ACTION... Defense Logistics Agency announces the proposed reinstatement of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the reinstated...

  2. 16 CFR 1102.12 - Manufacturer comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... PUBLICLY AVAILABLE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY INFORMATION DATABASE Content Requirements § 1102.12 Manufacturer... Database if such manufacturer comment meets the following requirements: (1) Manufacturer comment relates to... publication in the Database. (2) Unique identifier. A manufacturer comment must state the unique...

  3. 16 CFR 1102.12 - Manufacturer comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... PUBLICLY AVAILABLE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY INFORMATION DATABASE Content Requirements § 1102.12 Manufacturer... Database if such manufacturer comment meets the following requirements: (1) Manufacturer comment relates to... publication in the Database. (2) Unique identifier. A manufacturer comment must state the unique...

  4. 16 CFR 1102.12 - Manufacturer comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... PUBLICLY AVAILABLE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY INFORMATION DATABASE Content Requirements § 1102.12 Manufacturer... Database if such manufacturer comment meets the following requirements: (1) Manufacturer comment relates to... publication in the Database. (2) Unique identifier. A manufacturer comment must state the unique...

  5. Understanding Commenter Influence during Agency Rule Development

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Naughton, Keith; Schmid, Celeste; Yackee, Susan Webb; Zhan, Xueyong

    2009-01-01

    We provide the first empirical assessment of commenter influence during the rule development stage of administrative rulemaking. We argue that public commenters play a critical agenda-setting role during rule development. To test this proposition, we analyze data from 36 Department of Transportation rules and almost 500 comments. Each of these…

  6. 10 CFR 2.1305 - Written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Written comments. 2.1305 Section 2.1305 Energy NUCLEAR... for Hearings on License Transfer Applications § 2.1305 Written comments. (a) As an alternative to requests for hearings and petitions to intervene, persons may submit written comments regarding license...

  7. 10 CFR 2.1305 - Written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Written comments. 2.1305 Section 2.1305 Energy NUCLEAR... for Hearings on License Transfer Applications § 2.1305 Written comments. (a) As an alternative to requests for hearings and petitions to intervene, persons may submit written comments regarding license...

  8. 10 CFR 2.1305 - Written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Written comments. 2.1305 Section 2.1305 Energy NUCLEAR... Applications § 2.1305 Written comments. (a) As an alternative to requests for hearings and petitions to intervene, persons may submit written comments regarding license transfer applications. The Commission will...

  9. 10 CFR 2.1305 - Written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Written comments. 2.1305 Section 2.1305 Energy NUCLEAR... Applications § 2.1305 Written comments. (a) As an alternative to requests for hearings and petitions to intervene, persons may submit written comments regarding license transfer applications. The Commission will...

  10. Continuing CAPD after herniotomy.

    PubMed

    Tast, C; Kuhlmann, U; Stölzing, H; Alscher, D; Mettang, T

    2002-01-01

    There is still controversy as to whether PD-treatment can be safely continued after herniotomy (HT). Many nephrologists withhold PD-treatment for several weeks after HT in fear of dialysate leakage and/or hernia recurrence. We report on 12 patients (2 women, 10 men) in whom HT was performed either for umbilical (n = 6), inguinal (n = 6) or open processus vaginalis (n = 3). Surgery was performed according to the Lichtenstein method with insertion of a Marlex-mesh and ligation of the hernia sac. In all patients PD treatment was paused for the day of surgery and 1 to 3 days postoperatively, depending on RRF. Low volume (1.0 to 1.5 l) and high frequency exchanges (6 exchanges per day) were started for several days with a gradual reinstitution of the former PD-regimen within the next 2 to 4 weeks. All patients did well rapidly with no uraemia-or dialysis-related complications. No leakage and no hernia recurrence could be observed 3 months thereafter. None of the patients had to be haemodialysed intercurrently. In conclusion, continuing a modified regimen of PD-treatment after HT seems to be safe and comfortable for the patient.

  11. Comments on unparticles

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Grinstein, Benjamin; Intriligator, Kenneth; Rothstein, Ira Z.

    2008-05-01

    We comment on several points concerning unparticles which have been overlooked in the literature. One regards Mack's unitarity constraint lower bounds on CFT operator dimensions, e.g., dV ⩾ 3 for primary, gauge invariant, vector unparticle operators. We correct the results in the literature to account for this, and also for a needed correction in the form of the propagator for vector and tensor unparticles. We show that the unitarity constraints can be directly related to unitarity requirements on scattering amplitudes of particles, e.g., those of the Standard Model, coupled to the CFT operators. We also stress the existence of explicit Standard Model contact terms, which are generically induced by the coupling to the CFT (or any other hidden sector), and are subject to LEP bounds. Barring an unknown mechanism to tune away these contact interactions, they can swamp interference effects generated by the CFT. We illustrate these points in the context of a weakly coupled CFT example. A significant amount of the unparticle literature should be reconsidered or revised in light of the observations in this note.

  12. 78 FR 71039 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 13818-the Limited Payability Claim Against the...

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    2013-11-27

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the Limited Payability Claim Against the United States For Proceeds of An Internal Revenue Refund Check.

  13. The Effects of Profile Pictures and Friends' Comments on Social Network Site Users' Body Image and Adherence to the Norm.

    PubMed

    Flynn, Mark A

    2016-04-01

    This study sought to explore the effects of exposure to Facebook body ideal profile pictures and norm conforming comments on users' body image. In addition, the social identity and self-categorization theoretical frameworks were used to explore users' endorsement of a body ideal norm. A mock Facebook page was used to conduct a pretest posttest 2 × 2 between-group web-based experiment that featured body ideal profile pictures (body ideal vs. no body) and body ideal comments (conforming vs. nonconforming). Five hundred and one participants completed the experiment and passed all manipulation checks. Participants viewed pictures and comments on the status page and were able to leave their own comment before exiting. Results demonstrated no significant main effects. However, predispositional body satisfaction significantly moderated the relationship between body ideal pictures and body satisfaction. Most comments supported the body ideal norm. However, in support of self-categorization theory, participants exposed to nonconforming comments made nonconforming comments themselves significantly more than those exposed to conforming comments. The findings demonstrated the importance of continued body image research in social network sites, as well as the potential for self-categorization theory to guide such research.

  14. Strategic Plan. Volume 1

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of this document is to present the strategic plan and associated organizational structure that the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) will utilize to achieve the defined mission and objectives provided by NASA. Much of the information regarding the background and establishment of the NSBRI by NASA has been provided in other documentation and will not be repeated in this Strategic Plan. This Strategic Plan is presented in two volumes. Volume I (this volume) begins with an Introduction (Section 2) that provides the Institute's NASA-defined mission and objectives, and the organizational structure adopted to implement these through three Strategic Programs: Countermeasure Research; Education, Training and Outreach; and Cooperative Research and Development. These programs are described in Sections 3 to 5. Each program is presented in a similar way, using four subsections: Goals and Objectives; Current Strategies; Gaps and Modifications; and Resource Requirements. Section 6 provides the administrative infrastructure and total budget required to implement the Strategic Programs and assures that they form a single cohesive plan. This plan will ensure continued success of the Institute for the next five years. Volume II of the Strategic Plan provides an in-depth analysis of the current and future strategic programs of the 12 current NSBRI teams, including their goals, objectives, mutual interactions and schedules.

  15. 34 CFR 75.158 - Deadlines for State comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Deadlines for State comments. 75.158 Section 75.158... State Comment Procedures § 75.158 Deadlines for State comments. (a) The Secretary may establish a deadline date for receipt of State comments on applications. (b) The State shall make its comments in a...

  16. 75 FR 8315 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Correction

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    ... hereby cancelled. Interested persons are invited to submit comments during the 60-day public comment period on or before March 8, 2010. Once the 60-day comment period ends, a 30-day public comment period...; correction. SUMMARY: On February 18, 2010, the Department of Education published a 30-day comment period...

  17. Response to the comment by Mesut Cimen on ;Depth-discrete specific storage in fractured sedimentary rock using steady-state and transient single-hole hydraulic tests; by Patryk M. Quinn, John A. Cherry, Beth L. Parker, J. Hydrol. 542 (2016), Journal of Hydrology, Volume 546, March 2017, 14-15

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Quinn, P.; Cherry, J.; Parker, B.

    2017-04-01

    We thank Dr. Cimen for his thoughts and comments on the above paper. We understand his comments provide the following main points: Estimation of aquifer parameters depends on the matching of observation data to the theoretical response, and in the constant rate injection and withdrawal test presented in our paper (C6 zone 17) there is not a good fit between the theoretical and observed drawdowns. He proposes that the poor fit is caused by well losses. Although Dr. Cimen has not defined what he means by 'well losses', for clarity here we provide the definition from Walton (1987): One of the components of drawdown in a production well is well loss due to the turbulent flow of water through the well face and inside the casing…

  18. Comments from physicsworld.com

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2009-01-01

    This new column features an edited selection of comments on articles from physicsworld.com. One story that piqued readers' interest in recent weeks described the plans of US firm Hyperion to make reactors the size of hot tubs, which could bring nuclear power to remote locations - or even homes ("US firm unveils plans for mini nuclear reactors" 20 November 2008).

  19. 75 FR 12571 - Comment Request

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Comment Request Title: Mother and Infant Home... Services (HHS) launched an evaluation called the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation--Strong... women who are enrolled in Medicaid. The evaluation is part of the Strong Start for Mothers and...

  1. 75 FR 16493 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Distribution of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to...

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    ... Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Producers (CDSOA) AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border... Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Procedures. This request for comment is being made... Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Producers (CDSOA). OMB Number: 1651-0086....

  2. 78 FR 65306 - Best Practices for Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams

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    ... AGENCY Best Practices for Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams AGENCY...: EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Best Practices for... Development. The report describes best practices for the deployment of continuous temperature and flow...

  3. Prostate biopsy volume predicts final tumor volume.

    PubMed

    Zavaski, Michael E; Korus, Adam; Staff, Ilene; Champagne, Alison; Fish-Furhman, Jamie; Tortora, Joseph; Meraney, Anoop; Kesler, Stuart; Wagner, Joseph

    2014-03-01

    To assess the ability of prostate biopsy volume to effectively predict actual tumor volume, and whether increasing the number of prostate biopsy cores improves the ability to forecast actual tumor volume. 765 patients who underwent robotic radical prostatectomy (2009-2010) were identified. Of these, 663 had complete demographics, biopsy, and final pathology data available. The number ofbiopsy samples, biopsy tumor volume, and actual tumor volume were calculated from pathology reports. Data from 663 radical prostatectomy specimens indicated a positive linearrelationship between biopsy tumor volume and actual tumor volume (R=0.524, P< 0.0001). The number ofbiopsy samples collected (i.e., < or =6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, or > or =15) did not affect the ability of biopsy tumor volume to predict final tumor volume. The routine collection of biopsy tumor volume may prove useful in predicting actual tumor volume and the construction of more effective preoperative nomograms.

  4. Reading Authentic Polish, Volume II.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walczynski, Waldemar

    The second volume on reading authentic Polish is the continuation of a supplementary textbook to be used either in the classroom or in independent study. The materials included in it are unaltered authentic texts from Polish newspapers, magazines, and other mass media that provide exposure to the context and format of everyday reading matter. The…

  5. Modern Chemical Technology, Volume 6.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pecsok, Robert L., Ed.; Chapman, Kenneth, Ed.

    This volume contains chapters 32-39 for the American Chemical Society (ACS) "Modern Chemical Technology" (ChemTeC) instructional materials intended to prepare chemical technologists. The study of organic chemistry is continued as these major topics are considered: alcohols and phenols, alkyl and aryl halides, ethers, aldehydes and…

  6. Modern Chemical Technology, Volume 6.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pecsok, Robert L., Ed.; Chapman, Kenneth, Ed.

    This volume contains chapters 32-39 for the American Chemical Society (ACS) "Modern Chemical Technology" (ChemTeC) instructional materials intended to prepare chemical technologists. The study of organic chemistry is continued as these major topics are considered: alcohols and phenols, alkyl and aryl halides, ethers, aldehydes and…

  7. Toward a national semiconductor strategy, volume 1

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1991-02-01

    Updated here are key market data showing trends in the U.S. semiconductor industry's world market position. New information is given on three emerging semiconductor-based technologies: broadband communications, advanced display systems, and intelligent vehicles and highways. These are examples of important, high-volume markets that will consume significant numbers of semiconductor components and that must be addressed in a national semiconductor strategy. New recommendations and a summary of all Committee recommendations to date are given as well as a summary of comments received at a public forum held in Silicon Valley in may 1990.

  8. 78 FR 30341 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: National Mediation Board (NMB). SUMMARY: The Director... burden. OMB invites public comment. Currently, the National Mediation Board is soliciting comments...

  9. 78 FR 66423 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project

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    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the... consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, room...

  10. 76 FR 62500 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

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    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the... consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room...

  11. 75 FR 56659 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project

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    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the... consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald Shields, Internal Revenue Service, room...

  12. NCPA No. 2: IX comments and responses to Draft JES

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    Not Available

    1980-01-01

    Comments received from twenty-six separate entities are included. Following each letter or set of comments are staff responses. Sections of the draft environmental statement which have been revised in response to these comments are noted. (PCS)

  13. 77 FR 20442 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

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    ... of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and... HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Occupational Safety and... (OSHRC) invites the public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed information...

  14. 40 CFR 60.1135 - When must I accept comments on the siting analysis and revised materials separation plan?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... siting analysis and revised materials separation plan? 60.1135 Section 60.1135 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY... revised materials separation plan? (a) You must accept verbal comments at the public meeting. (b) You must...

  15. 40 CFR 60.1135 - When must I accept comments on the siting analysis and revised materials separation plan?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... siting analysis and revised materials separation plan? 60.1135 Section 60.1135 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY... revised materials separation plan? (a) You must accept verbal comments at the public meeting. (b) You must...

  16. 40 CFR 60.1135 - When must I accept comments on the siting analysis and revised materials separation plan?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... siting analysis and revised materials separation plan? 60.1135 Section 60.1135 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY... revised materials separation plan? (a) You must accept verbal comments at the public meeting. (b) You must...

  17. 40 CFR 60.1135 - When must I accept comments on the siting analysis and revised materials separation plan?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... siting analysis and revised materials separation plan? 60.1135 Section 60.1135 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY... revised materials separation plan? (a) You must accept verbal comments at the public meeting. (b) You must...

  18. 40 CFR 60.1135 - When must I accept comments on the siting analysis and revised materials separation plan?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... siting analysis and revised materials separation plan? 60.1135 Section 60.1135 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY... revised materials separation plan? (a) You must accept verbal comments at the public meeting. (b) You must...

  19. "Comments on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes": Expanding the New Literacies Conversation

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    Leu, Donald J.; O'Byrne, W. Ian; Zawilinski, Lisa; McVerry, J. Greg; Everett-Cacopardo, Heidi

    2009-01-01

    Using a popularized notion such as Web 2.0 limits research efforts by employing a binary construct, one initially prompted by commercial concerns. Instead, the authors of this article, commenting on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes (2009), suggest that continuous, not dichotomous, change in the technologies of literacy and learning defines the…

  20. 24 CFR 903.17 - What is the process for obtaining public comment on the plans?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false What is the process for obtaining public comment on the plans? 903.17 Section 903.17 Housing and Urban Development REGULATIONS RELATING TO HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (CONTINUED) OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AND INDIAN...

  1. 76 FR 30428 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 99-21

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    ... information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d... to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as..., NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information...

  2. Comments on "a study of the collisional fragmentation problem using the gamma distribution approximation".

    PubMed

    Nadarajah, Saralees

    2007-04-15

    M. Kostoglou and A.J. Karabelas [J. Colloid Interface Sci. 303 (2006) 419-429] proposed using a gamma distribution approximation to study a collisional fragmentation problem. This approximation involved two types of integrals and the use of continued fraction expansions for their computation. In this Comment, explicit expressions are derived for computing the integrals.

  3. 45 CFR 660.9 - How does the Director receive and respond to comments?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false How does the Director receive and respond to comments? 660.9 Section 660.9 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAMS AND...

  4. 45 CFR 660.9 - How does the Director receive and respond to comments?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How does the Director receive and respond to comments? 660.9 Section 660.9 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAMS AND...

  5. 45 CFR 660.9 - How does the Director receive and respond to comments?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How does the Director receive and respond to comments? 660.9 Section 660.9 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAMS AND...

  6. 10 CFR 51.73 - Request for comments on draft environmental impact statement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... environmental impact statement distributed in accordance with § 51.74, and each news release provided pursuant... 10 Energy 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Request for comments on draft environmental impact statement. 51.73 Section 51.73 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  7. 10 CFR 51.73 - Request for comments on draft environmental impact statement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... environmental impact statement distributed in accordance with § 51.74, and each news release provided pursuant... 10 Energy 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Request for comments on draft environmental impact statement. 51.73 Section 51.73 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  8. 10 CFR 51.73 - Request for comments on draft environmental impact statement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... environmental impact statement distributed in accordance with § 51.74, and each news release provided pursuant... 10 Energy 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Request for comments on draft environmental impact statement. 51.73 Section 51.73 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  9. 10 CFR 51.73 - Request for comments on draft environmental impact statement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... environmental impact statement distributed in accordance with § 51.74, and each news release provided pursuant... 10 Energy 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Request for comments on draft environmental impact statement. 51.73 Section 51.73 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  10. 10 CFR 51.73 - Request for comments on draft environmental impact statement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... environmental impact statement distributed in accordance with § 51.74, and each news release provided pursuant... 10 Energy 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Request for comments on draft environmental impact statement. 51.73 Section 51.73 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  11. 21 CFR 312.41 - Comment and advice on an IND.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ....41 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) DRUGS FOR HUMAN USE INVESTIGATIONAL NEW DRUG APPLICATION Administrative Actions § 312.41 Comment and... the communication is accompanied by a clinical hold order under § 312.42, FDA communications with a...

  12. 77 FR 61772 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Crisis Counseling...

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    ...; Comment Request, Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing... Counseling Assistance and Training Program which provides funding in response to a State's request for...

  13. 76 FR 587 - Comment Request for Information Collection for Extension With Revisions

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    ... Request for Information Collection for Extension With Revisions AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to... general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or...

  14. 76 FR 42735 - Comment Request for Information Collection for State Integrated Workforce Plan Requirements for...

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    ... Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for State Integrated... customer needs, deliver integrated user-friendly services, and are accountable to the customers and the... continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) ....

  15. 75 FR 10821 - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations...

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    ... open up Federal job opportunities to Veterans that might otherwise be closed to the public; to provide... with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance... Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) of 1998, Public Law 105-339, 112 Stat. 3182, contained...

  16. 75 FR 28070 - Comment Request for Information Collection: “Confidentiality & Disclosure of State Unemployment...

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    ... of 1984; OMB Control No. 1205-0238;'' Extension Without Change AGENCY: Employment and Training... general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing... collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment and Training...

  17. 76 FR 23971 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Iraqi Reconstruction License (SIRL...

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    ... Bureau of Industry and Security Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Iraqi... on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of... collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Larry Hall, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482-4895...

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    ... Bureau of Industry and Security Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Request for Special... continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written... additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed...

  19. 75 FR 56536 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... burden under the Rule. As e-commerce continues to grow, it is likely that even more retailers are posting... other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. All comments... remaining half of the work required to comply with the Pre-Sale Availability Rule is clerical in nature, e.g...

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  1. 75 FR 40028 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8283-V

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY... Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general...

  2. 77 FR 58979 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Direct Investment Surveys: BE-15, Annual Survey...

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    ... Bureau of Economic Analysis Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Direct Investment Surveys: BE-15, Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States AGENCY: Bureau of Economic Analysis. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to...

  3. 75 FR 39582 - Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: General Clearance for Guidelines...

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    ... ARTS AND HUMANITIES Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: General Clearance...: This notice proposes general clearance of the agency's guideline application and report forms. The 60-day Notice for the ``Notice of Continuance for General Clearance for Guidelines, Applications,...

  4. 77 FR 60459 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments

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    ... Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. ACTION: Notice and request... Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request approval to continue...

  5. 45 CFR 660.9 - How does the Director receive and respond to comments?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How does the Director receive and respond to comments? 660.9 Section 660.9 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAMS AND...

  6. 40 CFR 104.3 - Notice of hearing; objection; public comment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Notice of hearing; objection; public comment. 104.3 Section 104.3 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS PUBLIC HEARINGS ON EFFLUENT STANDARDS FOR TOXIC POLLUTANTS § 104.3 Notice of hearing; objection...

  7. 76 FR 1667 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notices 2010-83 and 2011-3

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    ... continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44... to Funding Relief for Single-Employer Pension Plans under PRA 2010. DATES: Written comments should be... PRA 2010 and Special Rules Relating to Funding Relief for Single-Employer Pension Plans under PRA 2010...

  8. 75 FR 60507 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2007-37

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    ... continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44...-37, Substitute Mortality Tables for Single Employer Defined Benefit Plans. DATES: Written comments....Hopkins@irs.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Substitute Mortality Tables for Single Employer...

  9. 78 FR 76896 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notices 2010-83 and 2011-3

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    ... continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44... to Funding Relief for Single-Employer Pension Plans under PRA 2010. DATES: Written comments should be... Special Rules Relating to Funding Relief for Single- Employer Pension Plans under PRA 2010. OMB Number...

  10. 14 CFR 161.325 - Availability of data and comments on an implemented restriction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Availability of data and comments on an implemented restriction. 161.325 Section 161.325 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRPORTS NOTICE AND APPROVAL OF AIRPORT NOISE AND...

  11. 14 CFR 161.325 - Availability of data and comments on an implemented restriction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Availability of data and comments on an implemented restriction. 161.325 Section 161.325 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRPORTS NOTICE AND APPROVAL OF AIRPORT NOISE AND...

  12. 24 CFR 248.218 - Tenant notice and opportunity to comment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Tenant notice and opportunity to comment. 248.218 Section 248.218 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development (Continued) OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HOUSING-FEDERAL HOUSING COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT...

  13. 24 CFR 248.218 - Tenant notice and opportunity to comment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Tenant notice and opportunity to comment. 248.218 Section 248.218 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development (Continued) OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HOUSING-FEDERAL HOUSING COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT...

  14. 24 CFR 248.218 - Tenant notice and opportunity to comment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Tenant notice and opportunity to comment. 248.218 Section 248.218 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development (Continued) OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HOUSING-FEDERAL HOUSING COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT...

  15. 24 CFR 248.218 - Tenant notice and opportunity to comment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Tenant notice and opportunity to comment. 248.218 Section 248.218 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development (Continued) OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HOUSING-FEDERAL HOUSING COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT...

  16. 24 CFR 248.218 - Tenant notice and opportunity to comment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Tenant notice and opportunity to comment. 248.218 Section 248.218 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development (Continued) OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HOUSING-FEDERAL HOUSING COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT...

  17. 10 CFR 110.85 - Notice of hearing consisting of written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Notice of hearing consisting of written comments. 110.85 Section 110.85 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) EXPORT AND IMPORT OF NUCLEAR EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL Public Participation Procedures Concerning License Applications § 110.85 Notice of hearing...

  18. 77 FR 64188 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8288 and 8288-A

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    ... Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general... Return for Dispositions by Foreign Persons of U.S. Real Property Interests, and Form 8288-A, Statement of Withholding on Dispositions by Foreign Persons of U.S. Real Property Interests. DATES: Written comments...

  19. 78 FR 58350 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Operations...

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    ... of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Operations Under Water ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety... Under Water,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use...

  20. 78 FR 42803 - Comment Request for Information Collection for Job Corps Health Questionnaire (OMB Control No...

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    ... Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for Job Corps Health Questionnaire (OMB Control No. 1205-0033, Extension With Minor Revisions) AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing...