Terminally Ill: Persons with an incurable or irreversible illness at the end stage that will result in death within a short time. (From O'Leary et al., Lexikon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations, and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994, p780)Critical Illness: A disease or state in which death is possible or imminent.Mentally Ill Persons: Persons with psychiatric illnesses or diseases, particularly psychotic and severe mood disorders.Critical Care: Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.Intensive Care Units: Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill patients.Louping Ill: An acute tick-borne arbovirus infection causing meningoencephalomyelitis of sheep.Intensive Care: Advanced and highly specialized care provided to medical or surgical patients whose conditions are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring. It is usually administered in specially equipped units of a health care facility.APACHE: An acronym for Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, a scoring system using routinely collected data and providing an accurate, objective description for a broad range of intensive care unit admissions, measuring severity of illness in critically ill patients.Intensive Care Units, Pediatric: Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill infants and children. Neonates are excluded since INTENSIVE CARE UNITS, NEONATAL is available.Sepsis: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome with a proven or suspected infectious etiology. When sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction distant from the site of infection, it is called severe sepsis. When sepsis is accompanied by HYPOTENSION despite adequate fluid infusion, it is called SEPTIC SHOCK.Respiration, Artificial: Any method of artificial breathing that employs mechanical or non-mechanical means to force the air into and out of the lungs. Artificial respiration or ventilation is used in individuals who have stopped breathing or have RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY to increase their intake of oxygen (O2) and excretion of carbon dioxide (CO2).Commitment of Mentally Ill: Legal process required for the institutionalization of a patient with severe mental problems.Acute Kidney Injury: Abrupt reduction in kidney function. Acute kidney injury encompasses the entire spectrum of the syndrome including acute kidney failure; ACUTE KIDNEY TUBULAR NECROSIS; and other less severe conditions.Enteral Nutrition: Nutritional support given via the alimentary canal or any route connected to the gastrointestinal system (i.e., the enteral route). This includes oral feeding, sip feeding, and tube feeding using nasogastric, gastrostomy, and jejunostomy tubes.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Multiple Organ Failure: A progressive condition usually characterized by combined failure of several organs such as the lungs, liver, kidney, along with some clotting mechanisms, usually postinjury or postoperative.Terminal Care: Medical and nursing care of patients in the terminal stage of an illness.Monitoring, Physiologic: The continuous measurement of physiological processes, blood pressure, heart rate, renal output, reflexes, respiration, etc., in a patient or experimental animal; includes pharmacologic monitoring, the measurement of administered drugs or their metabolites in the blood, tissues, or urine.Hemofiltration: Extracorporeal ULTRAFILTRATION technique without HEMODIALYSIS for treatment of fluid overload and electrolyte disturbances affecting renal, cardiac, or pulmonary function.Renal Replacement Therapy: Procedures which temporarily or permanently remedy insufficient cleansing of body fluids by the kidneys.Hemodiafiltration: The combination of hemodialysis and hemofiltration either simultaneously or sequentially. Convective transport (hemofiltration) may be better for removal of larger molecular weight substances and diffusive transport (hemodialysis) for smaller molecular weight solutes.Nutritional Support: The administration of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient by means other than normal eating. It does not include FLUID THERAPY which normalizes body fluids to restore WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE.Hospital Mortality: A vital statistic measuring or recording the rate of death from any cause in hospitalized populations.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Deinstitutionalization: The practice of caring for individuals in the community, rather than in an institutional environment with resultant effects on the individual, the individual's family, the community, and the health care system.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Fluid Therapy: Therapy whose basic objective is to restore the volume and composition of the body fluids to normal with respect to WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE. Fluids may be administered intravenously, orally, by intermittent gavage, or by HYPODERMOCLYSIS.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Attitude to Death: Conceptual response of the person to the various aspects of death, which are based on individual psychosocial and cultural experience.Length of Stay: The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.Shock: A pathological condition manifested by failure to perfuse or oxygenate vital organs.Delirium: A disorder characterized by CONFUSION; inattentiveness; disorientation; ILLUSIONS; HALLUCINATIONS; agitation; and in some instances autonomic nervous system overactivity. It may result from toxic/metabolic conditions or structural brain lesions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp411-2)Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome: A systemic inflammatory response to a variety of clinical insults, characterized by two or more of the following conditions: (1) fever >38 degrees C or HYPOTHERMIA 90 beat/minute; (3) tachypnea >24 breaths/minute; (4) LEUKOCYTOSIS >12,000 cells/cubic mm or 10% immature forms. While usually related to infection, SIRS can also be associated with noninfectious insults such as TRAUMA; BURNS; or PANCREATITIS. If infection is involved, a patient with SIRS is said to have SEPSIS.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Euthanasia: The act or practice of killing or allowing death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)Right to Die: The right of the patient or the patient's representative to make decisions with regard to the patient's dying.Suicide, Assisted: Provision (by a physician or other health professional, or by a family member or friend) of support and/or means that gives a patient the power to terminate his or her own life. (from APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed).Tracheostomy: Surgical formation of an opening into the trachea through the neck, or the opening so created.Shock, Septic: Sepsis associated with HYPOTENSION or hypoperfusion despite adequate fluid resuscitation. Perfusion abnormalities may include, but are not limited to LACTIC ACIDOSIS; OLIGURIA; or acute alteration in mental status.Withholding Treatment: Withholding or withdrawal of a particular treatment or treatments, often (but not necessarily) life-prolonging treatment, from a patient or from a research subject as part of a research protocol. The concept is differentiated from REFUSAL TO TREAT, where the emphasis is on the health professional's or health facility's refusal to treat a patient or group of patients when the patient or the patient's representative requests treatment. Withholding of life-prolonging treatment is usually indexed only with EUTHANASIA, PASSIVE, unless the distinction between withholding and withdrawing treatment, or the issue of withholding palliative rather than curative treatment, is discussed.Acid-Base Imbalance: Disturbances in the ACID-BASE EQUILIBRIUM of the body.Palliative Care: Care alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease. (Stedman, 25th ed)Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Respiratory Insufficiency: Failure to adequately provide oxygen to cells of the body and to remove excess carbon dioxide from them. (Stedman, 25th ed)Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Interlibrary LoansHypnotics and Sedatives: Drugs used to induce drowsiness or sleep or to reduce psychological excitement or anxiety.Disease Outbreaks: Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.Acute Disease: Disease having a short and relatively severe course.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Parenteral Nutrition: The administering of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient who cannot maintain adequate nutrition by enteral feeding alone. Nutrients are administered by a route other than the alimentary canal (e.g., intravenously, subcutaneously).Candidiasis, Invasive: An important nosocomial fungal infection with species of the genus CANDIDA, most frequently CANDIDA ALBICANS. Invasive candidiasis occurs when candidiasis goes beyond a superficial infection and manifests as CANDIDEMIA, deep tissue infection, or disseminated disease with deep organ involvement.Transportation of Patients: Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.Ventilator Weaning: Techniques for effecting the transition of the respiratory-failure patient from mechanical ventilation to spontaneous ventilation, while meeting the criteria that tidal volume be above a given threshold (greater than 5 ml/kg), respiratory frequency be below a given count (less than 30 breaths/min), and oxygen partial pressure be above a given threshold (PaO2 greater than 50mm Hg). Weaning studies focus on finding methods to monitor and predict the outcome of mechanical ventilator weaning as well as finding ventilatory support techniques which will facilitate successful weaning. Present methods include intermittent mandatory ventilation, intermittent positive pressure ventilation, and mandatory minute volume ventilation.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Patient Transfer: Interfacility or intrahospital transfer of patients. Intrahospital transfer is usually to obtain a specific kind of care and interfacility transfer is usually for economic reasons as well as for the type of care provided.Oliguria: Decreased URINE output that is below the normal range. Oliguria can be defined as urine output of less than or equal to 0.5 or 1 ml/kg/hr depending on the age.Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult: A syndrome characterized by progressive life-threatening RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY in the absence of known LUNG DISEASES, usually following a systemic insult such as surgery or major TRAUMA.United StatesHyperglycemia: Abnormally high BLOOD GLUCOSE level.Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated: Serious INFLAMMATION of the LUNG in patients who required the use of PULMONARY VENTILATOR. It is usually caused by cross bacterial infections in hospitals (NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS).Dangerous Behavior: Actions which have a high risk of being harmful or injurious to oneself or others.Point-of-Care Systems: Laboratory and other services provided to patients at the bedside. These include diagnostic and laboratory testing using automated information entry.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Anti-Bacterial Agents: Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.Professional-Family Relations: The interactions between the professional person and the family.Biological Markers: Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.Hypoalbuminemia: A condition in which albumin level in blood (SERUM ALBUMIN) is below the normal range. Hypoalbuminemia may be due to decreased hepatic albumin synthesis, increased albumin catabolism, altered albumin distribution, or albumin loss through the urine (ALBUMINURIA).Cross Infection: Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.Patient Admission: The process of accepting patients. The concept includes patients accepted for medical and nursing care in a hospital or other health care institution.Insanity Defense: A legal concept that an accused is not criminally responsible if, at the time of committing the act, the person was laboring under such a defect of reason from disease of the mind as not to know the nature and quality of the act done or if the act was known, to not have known that what was done was wrong. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed)Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Hypoglycemia: A syndrome of abnormally low BLOOD GLUCOSE level. Clinical hypoglycemia has diverse etiologies. Severe hypoglycemia eventually lead to glucose deprivation of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM resulting in HUNGER; SWEATING; PARESTHESIA; impaired mental function; SEIZURES; COMA; and even DEATH.Double Effect Principle: Guideline for determining when it is morally permissible to perform an action to pursue a good end with knowledge that the action will also bring about bad results. It generally states that, in cases where a contemplated action has such double effect, the action is permissible only if: it is not wrong in itself; the bad result is not intended; the good result is not a direct causal result of the bad result; and the good result is "proportionate to" the bad result. (from Solomon, "Double Effect," in Becker, The Encyclopedia of Ethics, 1992)Conscious Sedation: A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway. (From: American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Guidelines)Infusions, Intravenous: The long-term (minutes to hours) administration of a fluid into the vein through venipuncture, either by letting the fluid flow by gravity or by pumping it.Medical Futility: The absence of a useful purpose or useful result in a diagnostic procedure or therapeutic intervention. The situation of a patient whose condition will not be improved by treatment or instances in which treatment preserves permanent unconsciousness or cannot end dependence on intensive medical care. (From Ann Intern Med 1990 Jun 15;112(12):949)Parenteral Nutrition, Total: The delivery of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient whose sole source of nutrients is via solutions administered intravenously, subcutaneously, or by some other non-alimentary route. The basic components of TPN solutions are protein hydrolysates or free amino acid mixtures, monosaccharides, and electrolytes. Components are selected for their ability to reverse catabolism, promote anabolism, and build structural proteins.Catheterization, Swan-Ganz: Placement of a balloon-tipped catheter into the pulmonary artery through the antecubital, subclavian, and sometimes the femoral vein. It is used to measure pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary artery wedge pressure which reflects left atrial pressure and left ventricular end-diastolic pressure. The catheter is threaded into the right atrium, the balloon is inflated and the catheter follows the blood flow through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle and out into the pulmonary artery.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Hospices: Facilities or services which are especially devoted to providing palliative and supportive care to the patient with a terminal illness and to the patient's family.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Surgical Procedures, Operative: Operations carried out for the correction of deformities and defects, repair of injuries, and diagnosis and cure of certain diseases. (Taber, 18th ed.)Hospitals, Psychiatric: Special hospitals which provide care to the mentally ill patient.Erythrocyte Transfusion: The transfer of erythrocytes from a donor to a recipient or reinfusion to the donor.Euthanasia, Active: The act or practice of killing for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person or animal from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)Intubation, Intratracheal: A procedure involving placement of a tube into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to provide a patient with oxygen and anesthesia.Adrenal Insufficiency: Conditions in which the production of adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS falls below the requirement of the body. Adrenal insufficiency can be caused by defects in the ADRENAL GLANDS, the PITUITARY GLAND, or the HYPOTHALAMUS.Organ Dysfunction Scores: Ratings that express, in numerical values, the degree of impairment or abnormality in the function of specific organs.Intubation, Gastrointestinal: The insertion of a tube into the stomach, intestines, or other portion of the gastrointestinal tract to allow for the passage of food products, etc.Euthyroid Sick Syndromes: Conditions of abnormal THYROID HORMONES release in patients with apparently normal THYROID GLAND during severe systemic illness, physical TRAUMA, and psychiatric disturbances. It can be caused by the loss of endogenous hypothalamic input or by exogenous drug effects. The most common abnormality results in low T3 THYROID HORMONE with progressive decrease in THYROXINE; (T4) and TSH. Elevated T4 with normal T3 may be seen in diseases in which THYROXINE-BINDING GLOBULIN synthesis and release are increased.Family: A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.Fever: An abnormal elevation of body temperature, usually as a result of a pathologic process.Calcitonin: A peptide hormone that lowers calcium concentration in the blood. In humans, it is released by thyroid cells and acts to decrease the formation and absorptive activity of osteoclasts. Its role in regulating plasma calcium is much greater in children and in certain diseases than in normal adults.Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.Great BritainGastroenteritis: INFLAMMATION of any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM. Causes of gastroenteritis are many including genetic, infection, HYPERSENSITIVITY, drug effects, and CANCER.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Travel: Aspects of health and disease related to travel.Blood Volume Determination: Method for determining the circulating blood volume by introducing a known quantity of foreign substance into the blood and determining its concentration some minutes later when thorough mixing has occurred. From these two values the blood volume can be calculated by dividing the quantity of injected material by its concentration in the blood at the time of uniform mixing. Generally expressed as cubic centimeters or liters per kilogram of body weight.Forensic Psychiatry: Psychiatry in its legal aspects. This includes criminology, penology, commitment of mentally ill, the psychiatrist's role in compensation cases, the problems of releasing information to the court, and of expert testimony.Persian Gulf Syndrome: Unexplained symptoms reported by veterans of the Persian Gulf War with Iraq in 1991. The symptoms reported include fatigue, skin rash, muscle and joint pain, headaches, loss of memory, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms, and extreme sensitivity to commonly occurring chemicals. (Nature 1994 May 5;369(6475):8)Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Advance Directives: Declarations by patients, made in advance of a situation in which they may be incompetent to decide about their own care, stating their treatment preferences or authorizing a third party to make decisions for them. (Bioethics Thesaurus)Blood Glucose: Glucose in blood.Caregivers: Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients.Materials Management, Hospital: The management of all procurement, distribution, and storage of equipment and supplies, as well as logistics management including laundry, processing of reusables, etc.Influenza, Human: An acute viral infection in humans involving the respiratory tract. It is marked by inflammation of the NASAL MUCOSA; the PHARYNX; and conjunctiva, and by headache and severe, often generalized, myalgia.Decision Making: The process of making a selective intellectual judgment when presented with several complex alternatives consisting of several variables, and usually defining a course of action or an idea.Resuscitation: The restoration to life or consciousness of one apparently dead. (Dorland, 27th ed)Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Homeless Persons: Persons who have no permanent residence. The concept excludes nomadic peoples.Inpatients: Persons admitted to health facilities which provide board and room, for the purpose of observation, care, diagnosis or treatment.Proxy: A person authorized to decide or act for another person, for example, a person having durable power of attorney.Euthanasia, Active, Voluntary: Active euthanasia of a patient at the patient's request and/or with the patient's consent.Air Ambulances: Fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters equipped for air transport of patients.Child, Hospitalized: Child hospitalized for short term care.Social Distance: The degree of closeness or acceptance an individual or group feels toward another individual or group.Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic: Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.Hospice Care: Specialized health care, supportive in nature, provided to a dying person. A holistic approach is often taken, providing patients and their families with legal, financial, emotional, or spiritual counseling in addition to meeting patients' immediate physical needs. Care may be provided in the home, in the hospital, in specialized facilities (HOSPICES), or in specially designated areas of long-term care facilities. The concept also includes bereavement care for the family. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Pneumonia: Infection of the lung often accompanied by inflammation.Neoplasms: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.Resuscitation Orders: Instructions issued by a physician pertaining to the institution, continuation, or withdrawal of life support measures. The concept includes policies, laws, statutes, decisions, guidelines, and discussions that may affect the issuance of such orders.Encephalitis Viruses, Tick-Borne: A subgroup of the genus FLAVIVIRUS that causes encephalitis and hemorrhagic fevers and is found in eastern and western Europe and the former Soviet Union. It is transmitted by TICKS and there is an associated milk-borne transmission from viremic cattle, goats, and sheep.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Thermodilution: Measurement of blood flow based on induction at one point of the circulation of a known change in the intravascular heat content of flowing blood and detection of the resultant change in temperature at a point downstream.Home Care Services: Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Clinical Protocols: Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.Pediatric Nursing: The nursing specialty concerning care of children from birth to adolescence. It includes the clinical and psychological aspects of nursing care.Nurse-Patient Relations: Interaction between the patient and nurse.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections: Infections caused by bacteria that show up as pink (negative) when treated by the gram-staining method.Dexmedetomidine: A imidazole derivative that is an agonist of ADRENERGIC ALPHA-2 RECEPTORS. It is closely-related to MEDETOMIDINE, which is the racemic form of this compound.Lipocalins: A diverse family of extracellular proteins that bind to small hydrophobic molecules. They were originally characterized as transport proteins, however they may have additional roles such as taking part in the formation of macromolecular complexes with other proteins and binding to CELL SURFACE RECEPTORS.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Baths: The immersion or washing of the body or any of its parts in water or other medium for cleansing or medical treatment. It includes bathing for personal hygiene as well as for medical purposes with the addition of therapeutic agents, such as alkalines, antiseptics, oil, etc.Survival Analysis: A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.Deep Sedation: Drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients cannot be easily aroused but respond purposely following repeated painful stimulation. The ability to independently maintain ventilatory function may be impaired. (From: American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Guidelines)Ambulances: A vehicle equipped for transporting patients in need of emergency care.Venous Thromboembolism: Obstruction of a vein or VEINS (embolism) by a blood clot (THROMBUS) in the blood stream.Anuria: Absence of urine formation. It is usually associated with complete bilateral ureteral (URETER) obstruction, complete lower urinary tract obstruction, or unilateral ureteral obstruction when a solitary kidney is present.Patient Advocacy: Promotion and protection of the rights of patients, frequently through a legal process.Ethics, Medical: The principles of professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the physician, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the physician in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Patient Care Team: Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.Anticoagulants: Agents that prevent clotting.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Observation: The act of regarding attentively and studying facts and occurrences, gathering data through analyzing, measuring, and drawing conclusions, with the purpose of applying the observed information to theoretical assumptions. Observation as a scientific method in the acquisition of knowledge began in classical antiquity; in modern science and medicine its greatest application is facilitated by modern technology. Observation is one of the components of the research process.Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Bacterial Infections: Infections by bacteria, general or unspecified.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Netherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.GermanyPsychomotor Agitation: A feeling of restlessness associated with increased motor activity. This may occur as a manifestation of nervous system drug toxicity or other conditions.Abdominal Cavity: The region in the abdomen extending from the thoracic DIAPHRAGM to the plane of the superior pelvic aperture (pelvic inlet). The abdominal cavity contains the PERITONEUM and abdominal VISCERA, as well as the extraperitoneal space which includes the RETROPERITONEAL SPACE.Decontamination: The removal of contaminating material, such as radioactive materials, biological materials, or CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, from a person or object.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype: A subtype of INFLUENZA A VIRUS with the surface proteins hemagglutinin 1 and neuraminidase 1. The H1N1 subtype was responsible for the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.Bacteremia: The presence of viable bacteria circulating in the blood. Fever, chills, tachycardia, and tachypnea are common acute manifestations of bacteremia. The majority of cases are seen in already hospitalized patients, most of whom have underlying diseases or procedures which render their bloodstreams susceptible to invasion.Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Cardiac Output: The volume of BLOOD passing through the HEART per unit of time. It is usually expressed as liters (volume) per minute so as not to be confused with STROKE VOLUME (volume per beat).EnglandBurns: Injuries to tissues caused by contact with heat, steam, chemicals (BURNS, CHEMICAL), electricity (BURNS, ELECTRIC), or the like.Muscle Weakness: A vague complaint of debility, fatigue, or exhaustion attributable to weakness of various muscles. The weakness can be characterized as subacute or chronic, often progressive, and is a manifestation of many muscle and neuromuscular diseases. (From Wyngaarden et al., Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p2251)Neonatology: A subspecialty of Pediatrics concerned with the newborn infant.Hospitals, University: Hospitals maintained by a university for the teaching of medical students, postgraduate training programs, and clinical research.CreatinineCommunication: The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.Third-Party Consent: Informed consent given by someone other than the patient or research subject.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Colistin: Cyclic polypeptide antibiotic from Bacillus colistinus. It is composed of Polymyxins E1 and E2 (or Colistins A, B, and C) which act as detergents on cell membranes. Colistin is less toxic than Polymyxin B, but otherwise similar; the methanesulfonate is used orally.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Colloids: Two-phase systems in which one is uniformly dispersed in another as particles small enough so they cannot be filtered or will not settle out. The dispersing or continuous phase or medium envelops the particles of the discontinuous phase. All three states of matter can form colloids among each other.Homebound Persons: Those unable to leave home without exceptional effort and support; patients (in this condition) who are provided with or are eligible for home health services, including medical treatment and personal care. Persons are considered homebound even if they may be infrequently and briefly absent from home if these absences do not indicate an ability to receive health care in a professional's office or health care facility. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p309)Freedom: The rights of individuals to act and make decisions without external constraints.Skin Care: Maintenance of the hygienic state of the skin under optimal conditions of cleanliness and comfort. Effective in skin care are proper washing, bathing, cleansing, and the use of soaps, detergents, oils, etc. In various disease states, therapeutic and protective solutions and ointments are useful. The care of the skin is particularly important in various occupations, in exposure to sunlight, in neonates, and in PRESSURE ULCER.Statistics, Nonparametric: A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)Patient Discharge: The administrative process of discharging the patient, alive or dead, from hospitals or other health facilities.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Ventilators, Mechanical: Mechanical devices used to produce or assist pulmonary ventilation.Calorimetry, Indirect: Calculation of the energy expenditure in the form of heat production of the whole body or individual organs based on respiratory gas exchange.ROC Curve: A graphic means for assessing the ability of a screening test to discriminate between healthy and diseased persons; may also be used in other studies, e.g., distinguishing stimuli responses as to a faint stimuli or nonstimuli.Health Status Indicators: The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.Antifungal Agents: Substances that destroy fungi by suppressing their ability to grow or reproduce. They differ from FUNGICIDES, INDUSTRIAL because they defend against fungi present in human or animal tissues.Patients: Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures.Death: Irreversible cessation of all bodily functions, manifested by absence of spontaneous breathing and total loss of cardiovascular and cerebral functions.Infection: Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Diarrhea: An increased liquidity or decreased consistency of FECES, such as running stool. Fecal consistency is related to the ratio of water-holding capacity of insoluble solids to total water, rather than the amount of water present. Diarrhea is not hyperdefecation or increased fecal weight.Schizophrenia: A severe emotional disorder of psychotic depth characteristically marked by a retreat from reality with delusion formation, HALLUCINATIONS, emotional disharmony, and regressive behavior.Physician-Patient Relations: The interactions between physician and patient.Cilastatin: A renal dehydropeptidase-I and leukotriene D4 dipeptidase inhibitor. Since the antibiotic, IMIPENEM, is hydrolyzed by dehydropeptidase-I, which resides in the brush border of the renal tubule, cilastatin is administered with imipenem to increase its effectiveness. The drug also inhibits the metabolism of leukotriene D4 to leukotriene E4.Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Caliciviridae Infections: Virus diseases caused by CALICIVIRIDAE. They include HEPATITIS E; VESICULAR EXANTHEMA OF SWINE; acute respiratory infections in felines, rabbit hemorrhagic disease, and some cases of gastroenteritis in humans.

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Valerie Harper Is Staying Positive Despite Terminal Cancer: I m Not Dying Until I Do. Jump to Navigation. US Edition. Australia Edition China Edition India Edition Italy Edition Japan Edition U.K. Edition U.S. Edition. FOLLOW. Search. Home Politics Economy Markets / Finance Companies Technology Media Culture Sports Video. Media & Culture. Valerie Harper Is Staying Positive Despite Terminal Cancer: 'I'm Not Dying Until I Do'. Ever since Valerie Harper announced last week that she had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, the former Rhoda Morgenstern from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Rhoda” has been the subject of discussion after years out of the spotlight. "It is very rare," she told Guthrie about her cancer diagnosis. "I'm not dying until I do," she bravely told Guthrie. You're just somebody who had cancer, and that's the outcome," she added. The diagnosis hit hard Harper’s husband of 34 years, Tony Cacciotti, who was shocked by the news. He told Guthrie:. "Just try to live your life ... " Though she’s ...
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... About Nursing at NYP/Queens. Cancer Center Cancer Diagnosis - Coping With Terminal Cancer Sometimes, cancer cannot be cured. Knowing what a dying person understands about his or her condition, as well as his or her fears, feelings, emotions, and physical changes that occur may help those around them make the diagnosis and dying process easier to cope with. Understanding how people at different ages and developmental levels view death and dying may help to alleviate many of the fears and uncertainties associated with this process. Past experiences with death, as well as one's age, emotional development, and surroundings are what most influence one's own concept of death. The terms death or forever or permanent may not have real value to children of this age group. Preschool-aged children may begin to understand that death is something feared by adults. This same idea may make preschool-age siblings of a dying child feel as if they are the cause of the illness and death. Although death may be ...
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... News Obituaries Classifieds Jobs Homes. Rewards Events eBlade Weekly Ads. Loading Tuesday, October 06, 2015. Current Weather. Loading Current Weather.... Complete Forecast. News Sports A & E Business Opinion Our Towns Help Business Directory. Home. News. Nation. Print Story Published: Thursday, 5/9/2013. Man wrongly told he had terminal cancer gets $60K ASSOCIATED PRESS. HELENA, Mont. A judge has ordered the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center to pay nearly $60,000 to a Winston man who was wrongly diagnosed with brain cancer and told he had just a few months to live. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy wrote that the distress Mark Templin and his family suffered was caused by Dr. Patrick Morrow s negligent failure to meet the standard of care in delivering the diagnosis in 2009. Molloy s decision noted that in the months Templin believed he was dying he quit his job, sold his pickup truck, celebrated a last birthday, bought a prearranged funeral service and contemplated suicide. His son-in-law built a box for ...
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*  Scottish Widows paid out £240m in the last ten years on critical illness claims | Private Healthcar
Scottish Widows paid out £240m in the last ten years on critical illness claims. Enter your keywords. a href="http://adserver.adtech.de/adlink|3.0|547|5599512|0|225|ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4" target="_blank" img src="http://adserver.adtech.de/adserv|3.0|547|5599512|0|225|ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4" border="0" width="728" height="90" /a. Scottish Widows paid out £240m in the last ten years on critical illness claims. Scottish Widows paid out £240m in the last ten years on critical illness claims. Between November 2008 and October 2009 2010, Scottish Widows paid out an average of £587,000 each week on critical illness cover claims. In 2009, the main three reasons for a claim were cancer, heart related illnesses and strokes. Cancer continues to be the main reason for a claim by both men and women. 78% of women made a critical illness claim for cancer, compared to 46% of men, with breast cancer affecting 52% of female cancer claimants and bowel ...
*  Chronic Critical Illness: Triumph of technology of failure of communication - Massachusetts Genera
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Clinical Education. Regency Hospital -. Daniel Williams Select Specialty Hospital-Tallahassee, Florida. Clinical Education. Barbara Saunders Regency Hospital-Northwest Indiana, Indiana. Barbara Saunders taught social studies to junior high students for 32 years and loved it. She was preparing lesson plans one January when she grew weak and her legs gave way. Barbara was taken to the hospital where she was… View more. Barbara Saunders Regency Hospital-Northwest Indiana, Indiana. Barbara Saunders taught social studies to junior high students for 32 years and loved it. She was preparing lesson plans one January when she grew weak and her legs gave way. Barbara was taken to the hospital where she was… View more. Barbara Saunders Regency Hospital-Northwest Indiana, Indiana. Barbara Saunders taught social studies to junior high students for 32 years and loved it. She was preparing lesson plans one January when she grew weak and her legs gave way. Barbara was taken to the hospital where she was… View more. ...
*  Improving blood sugar control during critical illness: a cohort study - USQ ePrints
... Ask USQ Library | Jobs | Staff directory | Contact us USQ ePrints. Faculty / Department / School. Search USQ ePrints archive. Improving blood sugar control during critical illness: a cohort study. and Robinson, Michael and Cremasco, Theresa 2010 Improving blood sugar control during critical illness: a cohort study. Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2008.10.008 Abstract Purpose: The aim of this study is to compare blood sugar control and safety profile of nurse-titrated and medically ordered glucose-insulin regimens. Materials and Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study in a 9-bedded regional intensive care unit ICU in Queensland, Australia. In the nursing group, the ICU nurse decided initial and ongoing insulin infusion rates and glucose measurement frequency. Results: Thirty-seven patients in the nursing group had 1949 glucose measurements. Thirty-three patients in the medical group had 2118 measurements. Mean blood sugar levels ±SD were 8.33 ± 2.34 and 8.78 ± 2.74 ...
*  Helpmates: Support in Times of Critical Illness
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*  Women with swine flu 13 times more likely to suffer critical illness if they are pregnant
... March 18, 2010 Women with swine flu 13 times more likely to suffer critical illness if they are pregnant March 18, 2010 Pregnant women in Australia and New Zealand who had swine flu were 13 times more likely to be admitted to hospital with a critical illness, according to research published in the British Medical Journal today. The research describes what happened to pregnant women with swine flu who were admitted to intensive care units ICU in Australia and New Zealand during the winter of 2009. The authors, led by Dr Ian Seppelt from the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care ANZIC Influenza Investigators in collaboration with the Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System, assessed the data relating to all women with swine flu who were pregnant or who had given birth in the last 28 days and were admitted to an ICU in Australia or New Zealand between 1 June and 31 August 2009. Sixty-four of these 30.6% were either pregnant or had recently given birth, 57 were admitted ...
*  2010 Press Releases at MetLife
METLIFE STUDY FINDS TYPICAL FIRST YEAR INCOME LOSS FOR A CRITICAL ILLNESS IS MORE THAN $12,000 Nearly One in Two Working Americans Have Less Than $5,000 in Savings to Tap in the Event of a Major illness NEW YORK, August 23, 2010 – Two MetLife companion studies released today found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone – even with medical coverage in place – primarily due to the inability to work. “A critical illness can have a long-term impact – even three to five years after being diagnosed, 60% of people experiencing these serious medical situations are still incurring out-of-pocket expenses.” While all patients surveyed had medical coverage, only 7% of respondents reported that they had critical illness insurance CII and 4% reported having cancer insurance. CII can complement existing medical coverage and other financial protection products by ...
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College art students thanked for improving environment for Mental Health Service users. The art students of the Isle of Man College of Further and Higher Education have recently undertaken a project to produce a range of artwork influenced by the nostalgic memories of people who use the Older Persons Mental Health Service. The artwork has been placed in the communal room at the Central Community Health Centre in Douglas for the enjoyment of both staff and service users. The communal room is utilised by older people who use the Older Persons Mental Health Service, who may live with conditions such as dementia and depression. The room had been identified by service users and staff as too formal and office-like. It was decided to improve the environment by making it more relaxed and welcoming with the installation of contemporary artwork, given the positive impact art can have on wellbeing, known as ‘healing arts’. In discussion and agreement with the students, they were commissioned to produce a range of ...
*  On Multiple Myeloma Andre's Perspectives: ICU Days 9 and 10
... On Multiple Myeloma Andre's Perspectives. My name is Andre. Sunday, June 28, 2009. ICU Days 9 and 10. Saturday and Sunday for Andre has been relatively quiet except for short bursts of V-tachs and SVTs everytime he was agitated. They'll do another one today but the docs had already concluded today that a tracheostomy is warranted for three reasons: 1 they expect Andre to require some ventilator assistance with his breathing until the dead space in his lung resolve itself; 2 longer term ventilation is best done with a tracheostomy tube than an endotracheal tube, and; 3 the tracheostomy tube will probably lessen his agitation everytime they take him off sedation. The tracheostomy will likely happen early this week since the July 4th weekend is coming up. I hope that on July 3rd, he'll be more cognitive so I can greet him a "Happy Anniversary". 8:44 PM. I hope once Andre gets the tracheostomy he can rest easier. Happy early Anniversary to both of you. We are thinking of you both and know if ...
*  Neonatal intensive care unit
... thumb|A newborn infant sleeping in an isolette A 'neonatal intensive-care unit' 'NICU', also known as an 'intensive care nursery' 'ICN', is an intensive-care unit specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infant s. Nursing and neonatal populations History Early years. Increasing technology. Nursing and neonatal populations. thumb|A pediatric nurse checking recently born triplets in an incubator at ECWA Evangel Hospital, Jos, Nigeria Healthcare institutions have varying entry-level requirements for neonatal nurses. Neonatal nurses are registered nurse s RNs, and therefore must have an Associate of Science in Nursing ASN or Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN degree. Intensive-care nurses endure intensive didactic and clinical orientation, in addition to their general nursing knowledge, to provide highly specialized care for critical patients. It was not until 1922, however, that hospitals started grouping the newborn infants into one area, now called the neonatal intensive care unit ...
*  CHEST Journal | Article
For weekend ICU admissions, the observed hospital mortality rates of the medical, multispecialty, and surgical ICUs were 15.2%, 17.2%, and 6.4%, respectively, and for weekday ICU admissions the rates were 16.3%, 10.1%, and 3.5%, respectively. In one study 6 of 156,136 patients admitted to 38 ICUs in 28 hospitals, weekend ICU admission was associated with a higher risk of death. Patients with missing data were excluded from analysis involving the missing data. Patients admitted to the ICU on the weekend were sicker, as measured by the APACHE III score and predicted mortality rate Table 1. They were also more likely to require high-risk monitoring or active treatment. For weekend ICU admissions, the observed hospital mortality rates of medical, multispecialty, and surgical ICUs were 15.2%, 17.2%, and 6.4%, respectively, and for weekday ICU admissions the mortality rates were 16.3%, 10.1%, and 3.5%, respectively. Compared to weekday ICU admissions, the adjusted mortality rate for weekend ICU admissions was ...
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... Enter your Email address:. Wolters Kluwer Health may email you for journal alerts and information, but is committed to maintaining your privacy and will not share your personal information without your express consent. Annals of Surgery Wolters Kluwer Health Logo. Long-term Survival After Surgical Intensive Care Unit Admiss... A A You could be reading the full-text of this article now if you... If you have access to this article through your institution, you can view this article in. Long-term Survival After Surgical Intensive Care Unit Admission: Fifty Percent Die Within 10 Years Timmers, Tim K. MD, PhD *. Objective: Treatment of surgical patients in intensive care unit ICU comes along with major disadvantages, which have to be justified by some acceptable short- and long-term outcomes. The aims of this study were to quantify the long-term survival of more than 10 years' follow-up of a large cohort of patients admitted to a surgical ICU and to investigate the effects of age, gender, and ...
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... Home intensive care. News tagged with intensive care. 1 week. 1 week. 1 week. Related topics: patients · hospital · intensive care unit. Pain overlooked in premature infants. Premature infants receiving intensive care are exposed to a great deal of pain, and this pain causes damage to the child. Sep 24, 2015 67 0. Tiny, premature baby survives birth on a cruise ship. A Utah woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a cruise ship months before her due date said she wrapped towels around the 1 1/2-pound boy and kept him alive with the help of medical staff until the ship reached port. Sep 25, 2015 14 0. Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes. Hospital examines deaths of 2 patients with mold infections. A Pittsburgh hospital is investigating whether the deaths of two patients were caused by mold-related infections they may have contracted in an intensive care unit. Sep 17, 2015 6 0. 1 1/2-pound baby born on cruise ship beats odds to survive. A Utah woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a cruise ship months before her ...
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*  Medical Intensive Care Units | Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Medical Intensive Care Units. Pulmonary. Primary links HOME ABOUT US FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS RESEARCH CLINICAL CENTERS FOR PATIENTS. Chest Disease Respiratory Failure Cystic Fibrosis Lung Transplantation Interstitial Lung Disease Lung Cancer Screening Interventional Bronchoscopy Asthma Pulmonary Diagnostics Pulmonary Rehabilitation General Pulmonary Medicine Acute Respiratory Failure Critical Care Medicine. Medical Intensive Care Units Critical Care NP Program Critical Care in the Hospital Faculty and Staff Sleep Ventilatory Disorders. Medical Intensive Care Units. Medical Intensive Care Unit MICU. We provide state-of-the-art critical care with cutting-edge technology and therapy for critical illnesses ranging from refractory hypoxemic respiratory failure to septic shock to fulminant liver failure. Each team is supervised by a dedicated Pulmonary/Critical Care Attending and fellow team, and is supported by a dedicated MICU PharmD. In addition, we have a highly skilled, motivated and dedicated ...
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*  Adult Intensive Care Nurse - ITUA - Warwickshire job with Thornbury Community Services | 2638847
Adult Intensive Care Nurse - ITUA - Warwickshire job with Thornbury Community Services. 2638847. Skip to main content. -->. Skip to main menu. Skip to user menu. Sign in or. Create account. Recruiters. . -->. Home. Find a job. Jobs by email. Search recruiters. Careers advice. This job is no longer available Adult Intensive Care Nurse - ITUA - Warwickshire. Recruiter. Thornbury Community Services. Location. Warwickshire Salary. Up to £40 ph Posted. 17 Feb 2014. Closes. 17 Mar 2014 Ref. ITUAWARW Nursing Field. Community Care, Hospital, Intensive care. Job Type. Bank. Thornbury Community Services is a leading independent provider of complex community care packages. As an employment agency we are continually looking for Adult Intensive Care Nurses ITUAs to work within our complex care packages in the community tracheostomy/gastrostomy/ventilator care. Our ITUAs are responsible for the day-to-day care of the client, as well as supporting both the family and any healthcare assistants also working within the ...
*  Prevalence and outcomes of infections in Brazilian ICUs: a subanalysis of EPIC II study
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of infections in Brazilian intensive care units and the associated mortality by analyzing the data obtained in the Extended Prevalence of Infection in Intensive Care EPIC II study. Similarly, the in-hospital mortality rate was 34.2%, with a higher rate in the infected than in the non-infected patients 44.2% vs. Infection is associated with high morbidity, mortality, and costs in intensive care units ICUs. 6 However, there is little Brazilian data on the prevalence of ICU infections and on the impact they have on outcomes in these patients. These variables were also used as risk factors for hospital mortality in the patients who had infections, and this analysis was repeated for the subgroups defined by infection with various microorganisms. For the entire population, 51% were considered infected, 71% received antibiotics even if only for prophylaxis, and 64% had pulmonary infections; the ICU and hospital mortality rates were 18.2% and 24.2%, respectively. The infected ...
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... What is intensive care. The kind of equipment an ICU has depends on what kind of patients it specialises in treating; for example, a neonatal ICU will have incubators for critically ill babies. Read more on www.nhs.uk. Also known as critical care, icu, life support, Surgical Intensive Care. Intensive care An intensive care unit ICU, also sometimes known as a critical care unit or an intensive therapy department, is a special ward found inside most hospitals. Read more on www.nhs.uk. K+care ET Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Although a balanced diet usually supplies all the potassium a person needs, potassium supplements may be needed by patients who do not have enough potassium in their regular diet or have lost too much potassium because of illness or treatment with certain medicines. Eye Care Providers When you need to visit an eye care professional, it is important to make sure that you see the person who is most qualified to take care of any concerns or problems ...
*  Critical Care | Article collections | Taking intensive care outside the ICU
Critical Care. Article collections. Taking intensive care outside the ICU. ccforum.com/content. Bottom,Top,Right1. BioMed Central. Journals. Gateways. . 4.48. Search Critical Care BioMed Central for. Go. Advanced search. Home. Articles. Authors. Reviewers. About this journal. My Critical Care. Submit a manuscript. Sign up for article alerts. Contact us. Follow us on Twitter. Explore Critical Care. Editorial Board. Instructions for authors. FAQ. Advertisement. Advertisement. . Articles. All articles. RSS. Most viewed. RSS. Issues. Supplements. Article collections. . Taking intensive care outside the ICU. Edited by Dr Emmanuel Rivers Collection published: 3 August 2004. Last updated: 18 April 2005. Review. . Bench-to-bedside review: Outcome predictions for critically ill patients in the emergency department. Jenny Hargrove, H Bryant Nguyen Critical Care 2005, 9 :376-383 18 April 2005. Abstract. Full text. PDF. PubMed. Review. . Clinical review: New technologies venturing out of the intensive care unit. ...
*  Patients admitted to Australian intensive care units: Impact of remoteness and distance travelled on
... patient outcome - ResearchGate. Article Patients admitted to Australian intensive care units: Impact of remoteness and distance travelled on patient outcome. Impact Factor: 2.01. ABSTRACT To use a geographical information system GIS to explore the impact of i patient remoteness and ii distance travelled to an Australian public-hospital intensive care unit on patient outcomes. ICU admissions were divided into three categories: direct other-hospital ICU admission patient transferred directly from another hospital, indirect other-hospital ICU admission patient admitted from a ward, emergency department or operating room after being transferred from another hospital or home ICU admission patient not transferred from another hospital. Over the period of the study, for the indirect and direct groups, remoteness measured by median ARIA+ rating increased from 0.25 to 0.55 and from 0.12 to 0.25, respectively as did median distance travelled to the admitting ICU from 36.4 to 42.5 km and from 27.1 to 36.7 km, ...
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*  .. Diary of an intensive-care nurse .. Trending Now on NYPost.com .. Miley Cyrus breaks down durin
Share this:. Facebook Twitter Google Whatsapp Email. Diary of an intensive-care nurse. Email required. You will not find a group less in favor of automatically aggressive, invasive medical care than intensive care nurses, because we see the pointless suffering it often causes in patients and families. Since nobody at the time thought they were going to get better, the people doing this to them — myself and other nurses — had an overarching question: Why. Patients obviously can’t eat, so they will have had a feeding tube pushed up their nose or through their mouth and their esophagus, down into their stomach. If a patient is ill long enough, these instruments will be replaced with a tracheostomy in the neck rather than a tube down the mouth and a feeding tube going directly into the stomach rather than down through the nose. Breathing tubes, feeding tubes and rectal tubes are only part of it. Not so in the world of intensive care. For them the torturous days as an ICU patient ...
*  intensive = stative ? - ESL Forums
intensive = stative. - ESL Forums. ESL Forums Discussion for learners and teachers of English Skip to content. Search Advanced search. Unanswered posts. Search. The team. FAQ. EnglishClub. ESL Forums. ESL Forums. Grammar Help. Search. intensive = stative. English grammar help. Grammar questions from ESL learners. Post Reply. Print view. Search Advanced search. 4 posts Page 1 of 1. Hela. Platinum Member Posts: 557. Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:59 pm. intensive = stative. Quote. Post by Hela. Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:02 pm Dear teachers,. 1 Is intensive verb the same as a stative verb. 2 Are the following verbs intensive / stative verbs. a appall ed b surpris ed c disappoint ed. Many thanks, Hela. Top. Alan. EC Teacher Posts: 12349. Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 7:56 pm Status: English Teacher Location: Japan. Quote. Post by Alan. Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:23 am 'Intensive verb' is a rather abstruse technical synonym for a copular not stative verb. Top. Hela. Platinum Member Posts: 557. Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:59 pm. Quote. ...
*  Medical Xpress - critical care(... continued page 6)
Medical Xpress - critical care ... Home critical care. News tagged with critical care. 3 days. 1 week. 1 week. 1 week. Related topics: patients · intensive care unit. Medical research. Nov 20, 2014 0 0. Medical research. A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine has discovered a receptor on blood vessels that causes the vessel to relax in response to light, making it potentially useful in treating vascular diseases. Nov 17, 2014 0 0. Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes. Nov 14, 2014 0 0. Health. Critical care is defined by life-threatening conditions, which require close evaluation, monitoring, and treatment by appropriately trained health professionals. Nov 12, 2014 0 0. Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes. HealthDay —Doctors in the United States have a near-perfect record of treating Ebola patients, with only one out of nine patients losing their lives while under hospital care in this country. Nov 12, 2014 0 0. Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes. Nov 12, 2014 0 0. Health. Readmission rates above average for ...
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... is a system for predicting mortality one of several icu scoring systems its name stands for simplified acute physiology score and is a supplement to the saps ii scoring system it has been designed to provide a real life predicted mortality for a patient by following a well defined procedure based on a mathematical model that needs calibration predicted mortalities are good when comparing groups of patients and having near real life mortalities means that this scoring system can answer questions like if the patients from hospital a had been in hospital b what would their mortality have been however in order to achieve this great functionality you must calibrate the system which is additional effort and it is difficult to compare two groups of patients if they were not scored using the same calibration saps iii is therefore not suitable for publishing data about the morbidity of a single group of patients the saps iii project is conducted by the saps iii outcomes research group sorg external links ...
*  Louping ill
... {{Infobox disease. Name = Louping ill. Image =. Caption =. DiseasesDB = 7591. ICD10 =. ICD9 = {{ICD9|063.1}}. ICDO =. OMIM =. MedlinePlus =. eMedicineTopic =. MeshID = D008146. }} 'Louping-ill' also known as 'Ovine Encephalomyelitis', 'Infectious Encephalomyelitis of Sheep', 'Trembling-ill' is an acute viral disease primarily of sheep that is characterized by a biphasic fever, depression, ataxia, muscular incoordination, tremor s, posterior paralysis, coma, and death. Louping-ill is a tick -transmitted disease whose occurrence is closely related to the distribution of the primary vector, the sheep tick ' Ixodes ricinus '. The name 'louping-ill' is derived from an old Scottish word describing the effect of the disease in sheep whereby they 'loup' or spring into the air. Etiology Prevention References External links. Etiology. thumbnail|Nonsuppurative encephalitis in goat affected by louping ill. A Cerebellum with necrosis of Purkinje cells. Hematoxylin and eosin ...
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*  Irish Veterinary Journal | Abstract | Seroprevalence of Louping Ill virus (LIV) antibodies in sheep
Irish Veterinary Journal. Abstract. Seroprevalence of Louping Ill virus LIV antibodies in sheep submitted for post mortem examination in the North West of Ireland in 2011. irishvetjournal.org/article/10.1186/2046/0481/65/20. Bottom,Top. BioMed Central. Journals. Gateways. . 1.18. Search this journal BioMed Central for. Go. Advanced search. Home. Articles. Authors. Reviewers. About this journal. My Irish Veterinary Journal. Irish Veterinary Journal. Volume 65. Viewing options. Abstract. Full text. PDF 710KB. . Associated material. PubMed record. Article metrics. Open Badges. Readers' comments. Related literature. Cited by. Google blog search Other articles by authors. on Google Scholar. Barrett D. Collins DM. McGrath G. Ó Muireagain C. on PubMed. Barrett D. Collins DM. McGrath G. Ó Muireagain C. Related articles/pages. on Google. on Google Scholar. on PubMed. Tools. Download references. Download XML. Order reprints. Post a comment. Download to ... Papers. Mendeley. Download to ... Papers. Mendeley. ...
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*  High dependency unit
... a high dependency unit is an area in a hospital usually located closely to the intensive care unit where patients can be cared for more extensively than on a normal ward but not to the point of intensive care it is appropriate for patients who have had major surgery and for those with single organ failure many of these units were set up in the s when hospitals found that a proportion of patients was requiring a level of care that could not be delivered in a normal ward setting this is thought to be associated with a reduction in mortality patients may be admitted to an hdu bed because they are at risk of requiring intensive care admission or as a step down between intensive care and ward based care in the uk department of health issued the report comprehensive critical care which set out the number of high dependency level beds a hospital should have to deliver care appropriately by this time two thirds of uk hospitals had beds identified as high dependency the report defines level care as more detailed ...
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*  Neurointensive care
... neurocritical care or neurointensive care is a branch of medicine that emerged in the s and deals with life threatening diseases of the nervous system which are those that involve the brain spinal cord and nerves the doctors who practice this type of medicine are called neurointensivists and can have medical training in many fields including neurology anesthesiology emergency medicine or neurosurgery common diseases treated in neurointensive care units include strokes ruptured aneurysms brain and spinal cord injury from trauma seizure s swelling of the brain infections of the brain brain tumor s and weakness of the muscles required to breathe besides dealing with critical illness of the nervous system neurointensivists also treat the medical complications that may occur in their patients including those of the heart lung kidneys or any other body system including treatment of infections most neurocritical care units are a collaborative effort between neurointensivists neurosurgeons neurologists ...
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*  The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache TomEE Certified as Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatible
... : The Apache Software Foundation Blog. The Apache Software Foundation Blog The Apache Software... Tuesday Oct 04, 2011 The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache TomEE Certified as Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatible Groundbreaking, lightweight, scalable, all-Apache stack ideal for use in enterprise-grade Cloud applications The Apache Software Foundation ASF, the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced that Apache TomEE has obtained certification as Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatible Implementation. Making its certification debut at JavaOne, Apache TomEE pronounced Tommy is the Java Enterprise Edition of Apache Tomcat Tomcat + Java EE = TomEE that unites several quality Java enterprise projects including Apache OpenEJB, Apache OpenWebBeans, Apache OpenJPA, Apache MyFaces and more. It is with great pride that we're announcing Apache TomEE as a certified implementation of the Java EE 6 Web Profile, said David Blevins, Vice ...
*  The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache TomEE™ v1.0 : The Apache Software Foundation Blog
... Foundation. Projects. The Apache Software Foundation Blog The Apache Software... The Apache Software... Monday Apr 30, 2012 The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache TomEE™ v1.0 Easy to use, affordable, and over 300% faster, Open Source Java Enterprise Edition of popular Apache Tomcat application server ideally suited for Cloud environments The Apache Software Foundation ASF, the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache TomEE v1.0. Apache TomEE is the Java Enterprise Edition 6 Web Profile-Certified edition of Apache Tomcat, the world’s most popular Java application server software, with more than 70% market penetration within the enterprise. According to the latest Gartner Group report on Cloud innovation in application platforms, Through 2017, at least 70% of new Java EE applications will be deployed on an open-source Java application server…OSS application servers primarily but not exclusively from ...
*  Apache Buildr 1.4.3 Full Screenshot - Apache Buildr 1.4.3 Demo
... Main > Python > Development > Apache Buildr 1.4.3 Full Screenshot. Apache Buildr 1.4.3 Full Screenshot. Sponsored Links. Apache Buildr 1.4.3. Download now. Apache Buildr 1.4.3. Apache Buildr. BUILDR. Bookmark Apache Buildr 1.4.3. Apache Buildr 1.4.3 Copyright. Contact WareSeeker.com. Sponsored Links. Related Software. Apache Buildr 1.4.3 Full Screenshot - Apache Buildr 1.4.3 Demo. Free Download. Apache XML-RPC 3.1.3. Apache XML-RPC is addressed at a very useful and versatile Java implementation of XML-RPC, a popular protocol that uses XML over HTTP to implement remote procedure calls. Free Download. Apache Lenya is created to be an efficient and helpful Open Source Java/XML Content Management System which is designed with revision control, multi-site management, scheduling, search, WYSIWYG editors, and workflow. Free Download. Apache Scout is described as a convenient-to-use as well as professional implementation of the JSR 93 - JavaTM API for XML Registries 1.0 JAXR which allows the integration of XML ...
*  The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Deltacloud as a Top-Level Project : The Apache Softw
... are Foundation Blog. Projects. The Apache Software Foundation Blog The Apache Software... The Apache Software... Thursday Feb 16, 2012 The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Deltacloud as a Top-Level Project Innovative Open Source interoperability toolkit provides any-platform access and support for all major Cloud service providers. Forest Hill, MD – 15 February 2012 – The Apache Software Foundation ASF, the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced that Apache Deltacloud has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project TLP, signifying that the Project’s community and products have been well-governed under the ASF’s meritocratic process and principles. We are thrilled to have the project's growth and maturity recognized by The Apache Software Foundation, said David Lutterkort, Chair of the Apache Deltacloud Project Management Committee and Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat., ...
*  Uses of Class org.apache.http.annotation.NotThreadSafe (Apache HttpCore 4.4.3 API)
Uses of Class org.apache.http.annotation.NotThreadSafe Apache HttpCore 4.4.3 API. Frames No Frames. All Classes. Uses of Class org.apache.http.annotation.NotThreadSafe. Package Description. org.apache.http.config. org.apache.http.entity. Core HTTP entity implementations. org.apache.http.impl. Default implementations of HTTP connections for synchronous, blocking communication. org.apache.http.impl.io. Default implementations of message parses and writers for synchronous, blocking communication. org.apache.http.message. org.apache.http.protocol. org.apache.http.ssl. org.apache.http.util. Uses of NotThreadSafe in org.apache.http.config. Classes in org.apache.http.config with annotations of type NotThreadSafe. Modifier and Type Class and Description. Uses of NotThreadSafe in org.apache.http.entity. Classes in org.apache.http.entity with annotations of type NotThreadSafe. Modifier and Type Class and Description. BasicHttpEntity A generic streamed, non-repeatable entity that obtains its content from an ...
*  The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Spark™ v1.0
... Message view. The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Spark™ v1.0. NOTE: this announcement is also available online at http://s.apache.org/VEc Open Source large-scale, flexible, "Hadoop Swiss Army Knife" cluster computing framework offers enhanced data analysis and richer integration with other Apache projects Forest Hill, MD –30 May 2014– The Apache Software Foundation ASF, the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 170 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the availability of Apache Spark v1.0, the super-fast, Open Source large-scale data processing and advanced analytics engine. In addition, Spark supports SQL queries, streaming data, and complex analytics such as machine learning and graph algorithms out-of-the-box. New in v1.0, Apache Spark offers strong API stability guarantees backward-compatibility throughout the 1.X series, a new Spark SQL component for accessing structured data, as well as richer integration with other Apache projects ...
*  The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Cassandra™ v1.2 : The Apache Software Foundation B
... log. Foundation. Projects. Support Apache. Planet Apache. The Apache Software Foundation Blog The Apache Software... The Apache Software... Wednesday Jan 02, 2013 The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Cassandra™ v1.2 High-performance, super-robust Big Data distributed database introduces support for dense clusters, simplifies application modeling, and improves data cell storage, design, and representation. Forest Hill, MD –2 January 2013– The Apache Software Foundation ASF, the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache Cassandra v1.2, the latest version of the highly-scalable, fault-tolerant, Big Data distributed database. By improving support for dense clusters —powering multiple terabytes per node— as well as simplifying application modeling, and improving data cell storage/design/representation, systems are able to effortlessly scale petabytes of data. Highlights for the second generation ...
*  The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Cassandra™ v1.1 : The Apache Software Foundation B
... log. Projects. The Apache Software Foundation Blog The Apache Software... The Apache Software... Tuesday Apr 24, 2012 The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Cassandra™ v1.1 High-performance, fault-tolerant Open Source Big Data powerhouse scales petabytes of data at Adobe, Cisco, IBM, Morningstar, Netflix, PBS, Rackspace, Twitter, US Government, and more. Forest Hill, MD –24 April 2012– The Apache Software Foundation ASF, the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache Cassandra v1.1. We look forward to including Cassandra v1.1, with all the improvements it brings, into the next version of our DataStax Community Edition, as well as upcoming versions of our DataStax Enterprise Edition. Cassandra entered the Apache Incubator in 2009, and graduated as an Apache Top-Level Project TLP in February 2010. About The Apache Software Foundation ASF Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one ...
*  The Apache Software Foundation Announces New Top-Level Projects : The Apache Software Foundation Blo
... g. Projects. The Apache Software... Tuesday May 04, 2010 The Apache Software Foundation Announces New Top-Level Projects Record Number of Projects Launched via Apache Incubator and Current Initiatives. FOREST HILL, MD – 4 May, 2010 – The Apache Software Foundation ASF –-the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of 143 Open Source projects and initiatives-- today announced the creation of six new Top-Level Projects TLPs, setting an all-time record of the most new TLPs launched in a single month. The six new TLPs include both a graduating project from the Apache Incubator as well as sub-projects of existing TLPs. submitted Traffic Server to the Apache Incubator in 2009. Traffic Server is widely recognized as an “edge” service in cloud computing; an example of its use is to serve static content such as images and JavaScript, CSS, and HTML files, and route requests for dynamic content to a Web server such as the Apache HTTP Server. Former Sub-projects of Existing Top-Level Projects - ...
*  The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache CloudStack Has Become A Top-Level Project : The Apac
... he CloudStack Blog. Apache CloudStack... Monday Mar 25, 2013 The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache CloudStack Has Become A Top-Level Project Mature, open source turn-key platform for delivering scalable, full-featured Infrastructure-as-a-Service IaaS clouds. Forest Hill, MD 25 March 2013 The Apache Software Foundation ASF, the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 open source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache CloudStack has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project TLP, signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles. When CloudStack first became an Apache Incubator project, it was a well-established cloud management platform, so its codebase was already mature, said Chip Childers, Vice President of Apache CloudStack. Our work in the Incubator has focused on growing a really strong community around the code and establishing the ...
'APACHE II' "Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II" is a severity-of-disease classification system Knaus et al., 1985, one of several ICU scoring systems. It is applied within 24 hours of admission of a patient to an intensive care unit ICU : an integer score from 0 to 71 is computed based on several measurements; higher scores correspond to more severe disease and a higher risk of death. Application Calculation APACHE III See also References External links. APACHE II was designed to measure the severity of disease for adult patients admitted to intensive care units. Some procedures or some medicine is only given to patients with a certain APACHE II score APACHE II score can be used to describe the morbidity of a patient when comparing the outcome with other patients. AaDO2 or PaO2 depending on FiO2 Temperature rectal Mean arterial pressure pH arterial Heart rate Respiratory rate Sodium serum Potassium serum Creatinine Hematocrit White blood cell count Glasgow Coma Scale These were measured ...
*  Apache Tomcat Maven Plugin - Tomcat Maven plugin Archetype
... Apache Tomcat Maven Plugin :: Common API Apache Tomcat Maven Plugin :: Integration Tests Apache Tomcat Maven Plugin :: Tomcat 6.x Apache Tomcat Maven Plugin :: Tomcat 7.x Apache Tomcat Maven Plugin :: Tomcat 7.x War Runner Apache Tomcat Maven Plugin :: Archetype Project Documentation. About Project Summary Dependency Information Project Modules Project License Project Team Source Repository Issue Tracking Mailing Lists Dependency Management Dependencies Dependency Convergence Continuous Integration Plugin Management Project Plugins Distribution Management Project Reports. Apache Tomcat /. Apache Tomcat Maven plugin /. Tomcat Maven plugin Archetype. Tomcat Maven plugin Archetype. mvn archetype:generate \ -DarchetypeGroupId=org.apache.tomcat.maven \ -DarchetypeArtifactId=tomcat-maven-archetype \ -DarchetypeVersion=2.3-SNAPSHOT. mvn archetype:generate \ -DarchetypeGroupId=org.apache.tomcat.maven \ -DarchetypeArtifactId=tomcat-maven-archetype \ -DarchetypeVersion=2.3-SNAPSHOT \ ...
*  Houses for Rent in Apache Junction, AZ | Homes.com
Houses for Rent in Apache Junction, AZ. Sign up today. Homes for Sale. Arizona Homes for Sale. Apache Junction Homes for Sale. Apache Junction Condos For Sale. Apache Junction Foreclosed Homes. Apache Junction Multi-Family Homes. Apache Junction New Homes. Apache Junction Residential Homes. Login to Save Searches. Homes for Rent. Arizona Homes for Rent. Apache Junction Homes for Rent. Apache Junction Condos For Rent. Apache Junction Residential Homes For Rent. Login to Save Searches. Arizona Foreclosed Homes. Apache Junction Foreclosed Homes. Login to Save Searches. Apache Junction Home Values. Request Home Estimate. Arizona Mortgage Rates. Apache Junction Mortgage Rates. Questions Answers. Apache Junction Q A. View on Map - 37 Results Apache Junction, AZ Houses for Rent. Sorted by Relevance Preferred Newest Listings Number of Photos Price low to high Price high to low Beds more to less Beds less to more Baths more to less Baths less to more Virtual Tours. 6212 S Mesa Vista Drive, Gold Canyon AZ, 85118. 56 ...
*  The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Hadoop™ v1.0 : The Apache Software Foundation Blog
... Projects. The Apache Software Foundation Blog Open Letter to the... The Apache Software... Wednesday Jan 04, 2012 The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Hadoop™ v1.0 Open Source Big Data Cloud computing platform powers millions of compute-hours to process exabytes of data for Amazon.com, AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, foursquare, HP, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, The New York Times, Rackspace, Twitter, Yahoo!, and more. 4 January 2012 —FOREST HILL, MD— The Apache Software Foundation ASF, the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache™ Hadoop™ v1.0, the Open Source software framework for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. A foundation of Cloud computing and at the epicenter of big data solutions, Apache Hadoop enables data-intensive distributed applications to work with thousands of nodes and exabytes of data. Hadoop is becoming the de facto data platform that enables organizations to ...
*  Apache Junction Korean Tutor
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*  Re: RFC: Remove of "apache2" package
re rfc remove of apache package tech pkg archive date index thread index old index re rfc remove of apache package to pkgsrc users netbsd org localhost tech pkg netbsd org localhost subject re rfc remove of apache package from bernd ernesti netbsd lists veego de localhost date sun aug on sun aug at pm ulrich habel wrote so i would like to see apache support in pkgsrc even if the apache foundation recommends the migration to if needed i ll take the maintainership as we needed it for daily usage see http www br online de this apache pkgsrc on centos imho the directory name should be changed from pkgsrc www apache to pkgsrc www apache to stop the confusion that apache is the latest apache version bernd follow ups re rfc remove of apache package from matthias scheler references rfc remove of apache package from matthias scheler re rfc remove of apache package from ulrich habel prev by date re rfc remove of apache package next by date re rfc remove of apache package previous by thread re rfc remove of apache ...
*  Chiricahua Apache Nde Nation
... Resources Links Nde Nation Charter Historical Timeline About ANCHO. Contact Red Paint Pow Wow. Email Blue Stone Society Apache Water Fund. Apache Nde Nation. Nde Brochure PDF A Call Home They call us Apache Chiricahua Quotes 7-Natural Laws Territorial Map Reservation Map Native Chronology. Apache News Apache Chamber Indi-Seed Bank. Chiricahua Apache Nde Nation. We are the land - this is Nde Land, it will always be Apache Lands. Social Pow Wow at Silver City are at the planning stage contact New Mexico office with your support. Land base recovery remains a priority as part of our cultural emergence. We will assist our relatives in helping bring about community water filtration to improve healthy conditions in under served regions. Look for updates here and where you might participate or pledge your interest. The Chiricahua Apache Nation a self-sufficient community with a 501c3 Non-profit organization as well as other assets. We have a growing citizenship and circle of friends ...
*  Apache Lucene - Query Parser Syntax
... Apache. Apache Lucene - Query Parser Syntax. Wildcard Searches. Fuzzy Searches. Proximity Searches. Range Searches. Boolean Operators. As an example, let's assume a Lucene index contains two fields, title and text and text is the default field. It will find "it" and "right" in the default field in this case the text field. Lucene supports single and multiple character wildcard searches within single terms not within phrase queries. The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, "~", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to "roam" use the fuzzy search:. For example to search for a "apache" and "jakarta" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:. jakarta apache and you want the term "jakarta" to be more relevant boost it using the symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. jakarta 4 apache This will make documents ...
*  move blacklist tests to another class where closing System.err is les… · apache/cassandra@a5647ad
... · GitHub. Skip to content. Sign up Sign in. This repository. Explore. Features. Enterprise. Pricing. Watch. 355. Star. 2,314. Fork. 1,010. apache. / cassandra. mirrored from git://git.apache.org/cassandra.git. Code Pull requests. Pulse Graphs HTTPS clone URL. Subversion checkout URL. You can clone with. . HTTPS or. . Subversion. Download ZIP. Permalink. Browse files move blacklist tests to another class where closing System.err is les…. …s likely to bite us in the ass. Loading branch information ... commit a5647ad5c70c3b2bf25ca0901e461ee9bdb41299. 1 parent a393072. jbellis authored Apr 9, 2013. Unified. Split. Showing 2 changed files with 139 additions and 108 deletions. +139. −0.     . test/unit/org/apache/cassandra/db/compaction/BlacklistingCompactionsTest.java. +0. −108.     . test/unit/org/apache/cassandra/db/compaction/CompactionsTest.java. Show notes. View. 139     . ...
*  Apache History
... �. " Apache ". They call themselves Inde, or Nide "the people". It is with Great Respect � That I honor the First Americans, The American Indian. Da go Te'....Apache Greeting. .... To .... History of the Apache. .... Easy Reading for the Student� .... The word Apache is believed to be derived from a Zuni word meaning "enemy". The Apache Indians are divided into six sub-tribes Bedonkohe....Be-don-ko-he Chieahen....Chi-e-a-hen Chihenne....Chi-hen-ne, Ojo Caliente, Hot Springs Apaches Chokonen....Cho-kon-en, Chiricahua Apache Nedni....Nendi White Mountain Apache. The Apache people including the Navajo came from the Far North to settle the Plains and Southwest around A.D. 850. They settled in three desert regions, the Great Basin, the Sonoran, and the Chihuachuan. The Navajo are not part of the Apache nation. They are their own honored nation. They only share the Athabscan language with the Apache. The Apache speak the Athabscan language, which originated in their former homeland of northwestern Canada. ...
*  Apache Crunch - Apache Crunch
... Apache. Crunch. Apache Crunch Overview. Getting Started. User Guide. Download. API supporting HBase 0.96.x. Development. Source Code. Mailing Lists. Issue Tracking. Wiki Project. About. Bylaws. License. Apache Crunch Simple and Efficient MapReduce Pipelines. The Apache Crunch Java library provides a framework for writing, testing, and running MapReduce pipelines. Its goal is to make pipelines that are composed of many user-defined functions simple to write, easy to test, and efficient to run. Running on top of Hadoop MapReduce and Apache Spark, the Apache Crunch library is a simple Java API for tasks like joining and data aggregation that are tedious to implement on plain MapReduce. The APIs are especially useful when processing data that does not fit naturally into relational model, such as time series, serialized object formats like protocol buffers or Avro records, and HBase rows and columns. For Scala users, there is the Scrunch API, which is built on top of the Java APIs and includes a REPL ...
*  Apache OpenJPA --
... Overview Quick Start. Downloads. Site Index. Community Events and News. OpenJPA Eclipse Tooling. How to develop on and build the OpenJPA Eclipse Tooling. get Eclipse with PDE check out the https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/openjpa/devtools/trunk/ not just the individual project directories, but really the trunk, so that you also have the pom.xml at the root... If you use Subversive or Subclipse from within Eclipse to do the check-out, you'll have to remove the project from the workspace again after checkout, without delete on disk, so that you can import the individual projects in the next step. open the individual projects in Eclipse org.apache.openjpa.eclipse.feature, org.apache.openjpa, org.apache.openjpa.eclipse, openjpa-eclipse-testproject, org.apache.openjpa.eclipse.tests, org.apache.openjpa.eclipse.site - requires correct .project and .classpath files currently missing from SVN. Headless Maven-based build without requiring Eclipse IDE. download Maven 3.0 from http://maven.apache.org/download.html. ...
*  The Lost Apache Girl Gold Mine
... There is a local legend here in Cochise county of a lost gold mine, known as the Lost Apache Girl mine. Re: The Lost Apache Girl Gold Mine Do you know who the prospector was, or around what year this happened. Re: The Lost Apache Girl Gold Mine Cptbil mentioned pea sizeds gold nuggets to the west of Ft. There is a local legend here in Cochise county of a lost gold mine, known as the Lost Apache Girl mine. The Emigrant Trail of that time came into Arizona through Doubtful Pass and then zigzagged from spring to spring. The Butterfield Stage Station in the area was called Ewell's Stage Station about four miles south of the spring in the Dos Cabezas Pass. Cremony's book several times mentions the mineral potential of the territory and its total suppression by the ever vigilent Apaches. Cremony's book several times mentions the mineral potential of the territory and its total suppression by the ever vigilent Apaches. The Emigrant Trail of that time came into Arizona through Doubtful Pass and then zigzagged ...
*  The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache FOP Version 1.0 from Simon Pepping on 2010-07-21 (ww
The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache FOP Version 1.0 from Simon Pepping on 2010-07-21 www-xsl-fo@w3.org from July 2010. www-xsl-fo@w3.org. The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache FOP Version 1.0. This message : Related messages : ">Next message ]. Redesigned, Stable Version of Pioneering XSL Formatting Objects Processor Rounds Out Apache XML Software Stack FOREST HILL, MD – 21 July, 2010 – The Apache Software Foundation ASF -–the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives-– today announced the Version 1.0 release of Apache FOP, the Open Source XSL Formatting Objects Processor. An Apache project since 1999, FOP is one of the industry's first print formatters driven by W3C-standard XSL Formatting Objects created to display, convert, and print to formats such as PDF, PostScript, SVG, RTF, and XML. Its stable, 1.0 designation provides added recognition as the productive tool it has been for years, said Jeremias Märki, member of ...
*  performance - How can I configure Apache to use more of my CPU? - Server Fault
current community chat blog Server Fault Meta Server Fault Stack Overflow Careers your communities Sign up or log in to customize your list. more stack exchange communities Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed answers to any questions you might have Meta Discuss the workings and policies of this site Server Fault Questions Tags Users Badges Unanswered Ask Question Sign up × Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required. How can I configure Apache to use more of my CPU? up vote 0 down vote favorite 1 Apache threads are stacking up on one of my web servers (300-500 simultaneous requests, some taking 3-8s to process!), but CPU usage is very low (~10%). Page load time is slowing way down as a result. I have plenty of idle CPU power. How can I use more of it to handle these threads faster? Here's the top of top... Tasks: 469 ...
*  james-mime4j/storage at apache-mime4j-project-0.7 · apache/james-mime4j · GitHub
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*  Apache Marmotta
... {{Infobox software name = Apache Marmotta logo = 284px|The logo of Apache Marmotta. developer = Apache Software Foundation. released = 2013-10-03 frequently updated = yes status = Active programming language = Java. operating system = Cross-platform. license = Apache License 2.0 website = }}. 'Apache Marmotta' is a Linked Data platform that comprises several components. In its most basic configuration it is a Linked Data server. Marmotta is one of the reference projects early implementing the new Linked Data Platform. Since April 2013, it is listed among the Semantic Web tools by the W3C. In December 2013, it has been nominated as "one of the ASF 's most active projects". Components History Linked Media Framework 'pre-Apache'. Apache Marmotta. Prominent users Bibliography References External links. Components. The project is split in several parts: the platform itself, which includes full Read Write Linked Data, SPARQL, LDP, Reasoning, and basic security. LDPath, a path language to navigate across ...
*  Text Conventions | Apache Ivy™
Text Conventions. Apache Ivy. Apache. Apache Ant. Apache Ivy. Documentation 2.0.0. Reference Introduction. Text Conventions. Apache Ivy Documentation 2.0.0. Release Notes. Adjusting default settings. Multiple Resolvers. Dual Resolver. Project dependencies. Using Ivy in multiple projects environment. Using Ivy Module Configurations. Reference Introduction Terminology. Text Conventions. Settings Files. settings. include. resolvers. IvyRep Resolver. Dual resolver. modules. module. version-matchers. Ivy Files. info. license. ivyauthor. repository. configurations. conf. include. artifact. conf. dependencies. conf. artifact. conf. exclude. conf. include. conf. exclude. conflict. Ant Tasks. artifactreport. Text Conventions Very often some concepts discussed in Ivy here, and especially those involving modules and dependencies, require to be discussed by text e-mail, textual doc, console, ... Another usual text representation used is to represent dependencies using a dash followed by greater than sign: -> To group a ...
*  The Apache Software Foundation Announces Unprecedented Growth During First Quarter of 2012 : The Ap
... ache Software Foundation Blog. Foundation. Projects. People. Get Involved. Support Apache. Planet Apache. The Apache Software Foundation Blogging in Action. The Apache Software Foundation Blog The Apache Software... Main. MEDIA ALERT: The... Wednesday May 16, 2012 The Apache Software Foundation Announces Unprecedented Growth During First Quarter of 2012 Demand for best-in-class Open Source solutions drives landmark achievements Forest Hill, MD -–16 May 2012-– The Apache Software Foundation ASF, developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced key milestones achieved in the first quarter of 2012. Recognized as one of the most compelling communities in Open Source for shepherding, developing, and incubating innovations The Apache Way, the ASF is responsible for millions of lines of code overseen by an all-volunteer community across six continents. Apache technologies power more than half the Internet, petabytes of data, teraflops of ...

Apache AvroPrism score of pediatric mortality: The Pediatric Risk of Mortality (PRISM) score was developed from the Physiologic Stability Index (PSI) to reduce the number of physiologic variables required for pediatric intensive-care unit (PICU) mortality risk assessment, from 34 (in the PSI) to 14, and to obtain an objective weighting of the remaining variables.Sepsis Alliance: Sepsis Alliance is a voluntary health organization dedicated to raising awareness of sepsis by educating patients, families, and healthcare professionals to treat sepsis as a medical emergency.http://www.Peak inspiratory pressure: Peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) is the highest level of pressure applied to the lungs during inhalation. In mechanical ventilation the number reflects a positive pressure in centimeters of water pressure (cmH2O).Involuntary commitment: Involuntary commitment or civil commitment is a legal process through which an individual with symptoms of severe mental illness is court-ordered into treatment in a psychiatric hospital (inpatient) or in the community (outpatient).Chao Yao-dong: Chao Yao-dong (died August 20, 2008) was a Taiwanese politician, economist and former Minister of Economic Affairs (1981–84).HemofiltrationRenal replacement therapy: Renal replacement therapy is a term used to encompass life-supporting treatments for renal failure.Non-communicable disease: Non-communicable disease (NCD) is a medical condition or disease that is non-infectious or non-transmissible. NCDs can refer to chronic diseases which last for long periods of time and progress slowly.UNICEF Tap Project: The UNICEF Tap Project is a nationwide campaign that provides children in impoverished nations with access to safe, clean water. The campaign culminates during World Water Week, celebrating the United Nations’ World Water Day, March 22.Dilip Mahalanabis: Dilip Mahalanabis (born November 12, 1934Neurogenic shockEmergence deliriumSystemic inflammatory response syndromeVoluntary euthanasia: Voluntary euthanasia is the practice of ending a life in a painless manner. Voluntary euthanasia (VE) and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) have been the focus of great controversy in recent years.Society for Old Age Rational Suicide: The Society for Old Age Rational Suicide (SOARS) is a group based in the United Kingdom concerned with choice at the end of life. 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(1/321) Legalized physician-assisted suicide in Oregon--the first year's experience.

BACKGROUND AND METHODS: On October 27, 1997, Oregon legalized physician-assisted suicide. We collected data on all terminally ill Oregon residents who received prescriptions for lethal medications under the Oregon Death with Dignity Act and who died in 1998. The data were obtained from physicians' reports, death certificates, and interviews with physicians. We compared persons who took lethal medications prescribed under the act with those who died from similar illnesses but did not receive prescriptions for lethal medications. RESULTS: Information on 23 persons who received prescriptions for lethal medications was reported to the Oregon Health Division; 15 died after taking the lethal medications, 6 died from underlying illnesses, and 2 were alive as of January 1, 1999. The median age of the 15 patients who died after taking lethal medications was 69 years; 8 were male, and all 15 were white. Thirteen of the 15 patients had cancer. The case patients and controls were similar with regard to sex, race, urban or rural residence, level of education, health insurance coverage, and hospice enrollment. No case patients or controls expressed concern about the financial impact of their illness. One case patient and 15 controls expressed concern about inadequate control of pain (P=0.10). The case patients were more likely than the controls to have never married (P=0.04) and were more likely to be concerned about loss of autonomy due to illness (P=0.01) and loss of control of bodily functions (P=0.02). At death, 21 percent of the case patients and 84 percent of the controls were completely disabled (P<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: During the first year of legalized physician-assisted suicide in Oregon, the decision to request and use a prescription for lethal medication was associated with concern about loss of autonomy or control of bodily functions, not with fear of intractable pain or concern about financial loss. In addition, we found that the choice of physician-assisted suicide was not associated with level of education or health insurance coverage.  (+info)

(2/321) Survival prediction of terminally ill cancer patients by clinical symptoms: development of a simple indicator.

BACKGROUND: Although accurate prediction of survival is essential for palliative care, no clinical tools have been established. METHODS: Performance status and clinical symptoms were prospectively assessed on two independent series of terminally ill cancer patients (training set, n = 150; testing set, n = 95). On the training set, the cases were divided into two groups with or without a risk factor for shorter than 3 and 6 weeks survival, according to the way the classification achieved acceptable predictive value. The validity of this classification for survival prediction was examined on the test samples. RESULTS: The cases with performance status 10 or 20, dyspnea at rest or delirium were classified in the group with a predicted survival of shorter than 3 weeks. The cases with performance status 10 or 20, edema, dyspnea at rest or delirium were classified in the group with a predicted survival of shorter than 6 weeks. On the training set, this classification predicted 3 and 6 weeks survival with sensitivity 75 and 76% and specificity 84 and 78%, respectively. On the test populations, whether patients survived for 3 and 6 weeks or not was predicted with sensitivity 85 and 79% and specificity 84 and 72%, respectively. CONCLUSION: Whether or not patients live for 3 and 6 weeks can be acceptably predicted by this simple classification.  (+info)

(3/321) A staff dialogue on aggressive palliative treatment demanded by a terminally ill patient: psychosocial issues faced by patients, their families, and caregivers.

Shortly before his death in 1995, Kenneth B. Schwartz, a cancer patient at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), founded The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center at MGH. The Schwartz Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing compassionate health care delivery which provides hope to the patient, support to caregivers, and encourages the healing process. The center sponsors the Schwartz Center Rounds, a monthly multidisciplinary forum during which caregivers discuss a specific cancer patient, reflect on the important psychosocial issues faced by patients, their families, and their caregivers, and gain insight and support from their fellow staff members. In this article, the case presentation and verbatim dialogue from the rounds are discussed with an emphasis on staff psychosocial issues. The case presented was of a 32-year-old man, who developed small cell osteosarcoma and was treated at MGH. He died after undergoing multiple courses of relatively ineffective chemotherapy. The case is made all the more poignant because of the pleasures, hopes and stresses of having a child late in the course of his illness. Staff identified closely, both with him and his family, and their concern for him brought joy and meaning to their work, yet this complicated their ability to deal with his impending death. They felt that his unwillingness to admit defeat prevented them from saying goodbye to someone whom they loved and admired. Despite this, staff recognized that, ultimately, the patient's emotional needs and wishes had to be respected as a first priority and that constructive closure can be worked toward, if not achieved. In such situations, it is vital to have a colleague support system and a forum for discussion of such issues in order to defuse distress and reassure staff that they are doing all that can be done as professionals and caregivers.  (+info)

(4/321) Psychological interventions in general hospitals: background, current status and clinical guidelines.

PURPOSE: To promote the systematic development, interests, practice, research and clinical applications of health psychology in general hospitals in Hong Kong and the mainland of China. DATA SOURCES: The targets and aims of therapeutic work with patients in pain, cancer patients, child and adolescent patients, patients with chronic illnesses, the elderly, and patients requiring organ transplantation are highlighted. STUDY SELECTION: The psychological interventions described are experiences derived from routine clinical services carried out in the Clinical Health Psychology Unit where the authors are affiliated, and can be seen as an example of a more comprehensive psychological intervention program for physically ill patients in Hong Kong. RESULTS: Psychological interventions have intrinsic values in reducing patients' distress and sufferings. The services are also an integral part of modem day comprehensive patient care with positive effects on treatment effectiveness and eventual illness outcome. CONCLUSIONS: Physical illnesses affect a person physically as well as psychologically. Psychological care in general hospitals is cost effective and beneficial in reducing undue psychological complications precipitated by physical afflictions as well as in promoting better overall outcomes.  (+info)

(5/321) Chinese and U.S. internists adhere to different ethical standards.

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether internists in the United States and China have different ideas and behaviors regarding informing patients of terminal diagnoses and HIV/AIDS, the role of the family in end-of-life decision making, and assisted suicide. DESIGN: Structured questionnaire of clinical vignettes followed by multiple choice questions. SETTING: University and community hospitals in San Francisco and Beijing, China. SUBJECTS: Forty practicing internists were interviewed, 20 in China and 20 in the United States. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Of the internists surveyed, 95% of the U.S. internists and none of the Chinese internists would inform a patient with cancer of her diagnosis. However, 100% of U.S. and 90% of Chinese internists would tell a terminally ill patient who had AIDS, rather than advanced cancer, about his diagnosis. When family members' wishes conflicted with a patient's preferences regarding chemotherapy of advanced cancer, Chinese internists were more likely to follow the family's preferences rather than the patient's preferences (65%) than were the U.S. internists (5%). Thirty percent of U.S. internists and 15% of Chinese internists agreed with a terminally ill patient's request for sufficient narcotics to end her life. CONCLUSIONS: We found significant differences in clinical ethical beliefs between internists in the United States and China, most evident in informing patients of a cancer diagnosis. In general, the Chinese physicians appeared to give far greater weight to family preferences in medical decision making than did the U.S. physicians.  (+info)

(6/321) Assistance from family members, friends, paid care givers, and volunteers in the care of terminally ill patients.

BACKGROUND: In addition to medical care, dying patients often need many types of assistance, including help with transportation, nursing care, homemaking services, and personal care. We interviewed terminally ill adults and their care givers in six randomly selected areas of the United States (five metropolitan areas and one rural county) to determine how their needs for assistance were met and the frequency with which they received such assistance from family members and paid and volunteer care givers. METHODS: The patients, whose physicians estimated them to have less than six months to live and who had clinically significant illness other than human immunodeficiency virus infection or the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, were referred to the study by their physicians. Of the 1131 eligible patients, 988 (87.4 percent) consented to a detailed in-person interview conducted in English, as did 893 of the 915 eligible primary care givers (97.6 percent). RESULTS: Of the 988 terminally ill patients, 59.4 percent were over the age of 65 years, and 51.5 percent were women. The most frequent terminal illness was cancer (in 51.8 percent of the patients), followed by heart disease (18.0 percent) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (10.9 percent). Four percent of the patients were in an institution, such as a nursing home, residential hospice, or hospital; the rest were living in a private residence. A need for assistance was reported by 86.8 percent of the patients; they required help with transportation (reported by 62.0 percent), homemaking services (55.2 percent), nursing care (28.7 percent), and personal care (26.0 percent). Of the care givers, 72.1 percent were women. Primary care givers were family members in 96.0 percent of cases; only 4.0 percent were unrelated. Most patients relied completely on family members and friends for assistance. A total of 15.5 percent of patients relied only on paid assistance for more than half of the types of care that they needed. Volunteers (that is, unpaid helpers who were not family members or friends) provided less than 3 percent of all care. CONCLUSIONS: In our survey of terminally ill patients, family members, usually women, provided the majority of assistance with nonmedical care. Although many people received assistance from paid care givers, very few had assistance from volunteers.  (+info)

(7/321) Response of paramedics to terminally ill patients with cardiac arrest: an ethical dilemma.

BACKGROUND: In an environment characterized by cuts to health care, hospital closures, increasing reliance on home care and an aging population, more terminally ill patients are choosing to die at home. The authors sought to determine the care received by these patients when paramedics were summoned by a 911 call and to document whether do-not-resuscitate (DNR) requests influenced the care given. METHODS: The records of a large urban emergency medical services system were reviewed to identify consecutive patients with cardiac arrest over the 10-month period November 1996 to August 1997. Data were abstracted from paramedics' ambulance call reports according to a standardized template. The proportion of these patients described as having a terminal illness was determined, as was the proportion of terminally ill patients with a DNR request. The resuscitative efforts of paramedics were compared for patients with and without a DNR request. RESULTS: Of the 1534 cardiac arrests, 144 (9.4%) involved patients described as having a terminal illness. The mean age of the patients was 72.2 (standard deviation 14.8) years. Paramedics encountered a DNR request in 90 (62.5%) of these cases. Current regulations governing paramedic practice were not followed in 34 (23.6%) of the cases. There was no difference in the likelihood that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) would be initiated between patients with and those without a DNR request (73% v. 83%; p = 0.17). In patients for whom CPR was initiated, paramedics were much more likely to withhold full advanced cardiac life support if there was a DNR request than if there was not (22% v. 68%; p < 0.001). INTERPRETATION: Paramedics are frequently called to attend terminally ill patients with cardiac arrest. Current regulations are a source of conflict between the paramedic's duty to treat and the patient's right to limit resuscitative efforts at the time of death.  (+info)

(8/321) A randomized controlled trial of local injections of hyaluronidase versus placebo in cancer patients receiving subcutaneous hydration.

BACKGROUND: Most cancer patients develop reduced oral intake or dehydration before death. Subcutaneous hydration (SCH) can be safe and effective. SCH is frequently administered using hyaluronidase to improve fluid absorption. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of hyaluronidase on patient comfort during bolus SCH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-one cancer patients requiring parenteral hydration were administered a 500 cc bolus of two-thirds dextrose (5%) and one-third normal saline solution subcutaneously at 08:00 and 16:00 hours during day 1 and day 2. On day 1 patients were randomized on a double-blind basis to receive 150 units of hyaluronidase versus placebo as a bolus into the site of infusion immediately before starting each one-hour infusion. During day 2 patients were crossed over to receive the alternate treatment at a new infusion site. Visual analogue scales (0 = best, 100 = worst) for pain and swelling at the infusion site were completed by each patient. In addition, investigators blindly assessed the site of infusion for the presence of edema, rash, and leakage. RESULTS: No significant differences were observed for pain, swelling, edema, rash or leakage between the placebo and the hyaluronidase scores. After completion of the two days of the study, patients blindly chose hyaluronidase in 1 (5%) case, placebo in 5 (24%) cases, and no preference in 15 (71%) cases (P < 0.01). There was no treatment or interaction effect for pain, except for a period effect (P = 0.045) for the morning bolus administration. There were no treatment, period, or interaction effects for any of the other variables. CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that hyaluronidase is not necessary for routine bolus SCH. It may still be useful for a minority of patients who are not able to tolerate infusion well due to swelling or pain.  (+info)

allows terminally ill

  • The Death with Dignity Act allows terminally ill Oregon residents to obtain and use prescriptions from their physicians for self-administered, lethal medications. (procon.org)
  • The "Right To Try" law allows terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval. (dailymail.co.uk)


  • Hospice programs provide support for terminally ill people and their families. (blackdoctor.org)
  • St Clare West Essex Hospice Care Trust supports people who are terminally ill by providing hospice services and professional carers. (charitychoice.co.uk)


  • In a study of 988 terminally-ill patients and their primary care givers, the great majority of the patients said they would not consider suicide. (pulpithelps.com)
  • The study, printed in the Nov. 15, 2000, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association , found only 10.6 % of terminally-ill patients consider suicide, and even smaller numbers actually attempt it. (pulpithelps.com)
  • Although many pharmacotherapeutic agents are available with which to prevent or treat these side effects, few randomized, placebo-controlled studies have been conducted in terminally ill patients, thus limiting most treatment decisions to empiric therapies based on extrapolated data. (sarcomaalliance.org)
  • Nausea and constipation are side effects that may be experienced by terminally ill patients receiving palliative opioid analgesics. (sarcomaalliance.org)
  • 1] This includes patients with cancer but encompasses all terminally ill patients. (sarcomaalliance.org)
  • A French doctor has been acquitted of poisoning charges after giving lethal injections to help seven terminally ill patients die. (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)


  • I just came across a very disturbing story over at People, Terminally Ill 29-Year-Old Woman: Why I'm Choosing to Die on My Own Terms . (blogspot.com)
  • A federal judge disagreed that terminally ill people have a right to access to investigational medicine, and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider an appeal. (dailymail.co.uk)


  • Then, in late 2013, the owner got some devastating news: He was terminally ill with 17 months to live. (cnn.com)


  • I play a terminally ill cancer patient, who is very cynical and bitter. (rediff.com)
  • I would shut myself in a room to feel the character because that's how a terminally ill cancer patient, who is fed up with life, would behave. (rediff.com)


  • Proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants special requests to terminally ill children. (sun-sentinel.com)


  • Mr Cavanagh said whether or not terminally ill prisoners should be released to be cared for by family is not his jurisdiction to review. (abc.net.au)


  • When one of your clients becomes terminally ill, you, as their financial advisor, find yourself with a great responsibility. (ashargroup.com)


  • In particular, the conditions concern access to voluntary euthanasia only for those who are terminally ill. (procon.org)


  • This decreases the likelihood that he or she will make any hasty or ill-advised financial decisions as the illness progresses. (ashargroup.com)

How do Christians feel about the terminally ill?

  • What are the Christians' views on the terminally ill? Do they have the right to live if it's incurable? Do they have the right to euthanasia? What does the Bible say?
  • First, when you realize that the phrase "terminally ill" applies to all of us. We are all going to die. When someone has a disease that medical science cannot "cure," a person is typically told they are going to die within a particular time frame. So, the only difference in someone that is diagnosed "terminally ill" and someone who isn't, is that medical science has decided to tell the person they have a shorter time to live than they were designed for. I cannot speak for ALL Christians, but most Christians believe that it is GOD who determines when we live or die, not man. To see someone suffer is horrific and very emotionally painful. To assist someone in dying can be interpruted by some as being merciful, but it takes away the basic premise that only GOD can make that decision, or does it? That is what each Christian must deal with and on a personal basis with GOD. Since medical science today is about treating symptoms and not "root causes" of disease, a dire prediction of doom from a doctor does NOT necessarily mean the person has no other options and will die as predicted. So a great concern for taking someone's life that is "terminally ill" can be a great risk because many terminally ill people seek help outside the medical community and have survived and gotten healthy. good luck to you

How do you think caring for a terminally ill patient will impact on you?

  • How do you think caring for a terminally ill client will impact on you? Psychologically? will it change our feelings about death? WIll you be sad or dipressed? anyother potential feelings???
  • As a healthcare provider who has done this for a longtime....it depends on so many individual things. Is it a relative in the home....is it your job or profession.....how much background and knowledge do you have on the process of dying and how to best care for this patient....what is your past experience..... The best recommendation I can make if you are considering this situation is to get as much information and training in hospice are as you can. Not only for your own well-being, but for the most important person in this scenario: the person dying. It can't help to impact you....but like everything else in life.....it will be what you choose it to be.

How to find terminally ill patients to visit?

  • My wife and I are very interested in visiting people who are by themselves in a hospital environment, especially the terminally ill. However, we have no idea of where to start or how to go about it. Any suggestions?
  • Volunteer at your local hospice program or find the hospice program in your local hospital, visit nursing homes. YES some people are in a situation ICU etc where they cannot have visitors other than family but theres also people who are just in a room waiting to die and either dont have family or maybe the family needs a break. Ive been thru this twice with my parents who had hospice at home. Sometimes you NEED a break, NEED to get out, get something to eat, run errands and it would be nice to have someone sitting with my loved one while family does something they gotta do. Of course it will not be easy to get someone to let a stranger in but if u are friendly and nice they may be more welcoming. I will edit this if I find some links for u This is the program my dad and friend's mom had. They both had home care so not sure if they have a PLACE for you to go to but you can still contact them for info on how you can help. http://www.vitas.com/Default.aspx?alias=www.vitas.com/california My mom had care thru her HMO Maybe you can find some info here http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/SupportProgramsServices/index I dont know where you live so dont know what services and hospitals are in your area. Is there a Cancer Treatment of City of Hope in your area? Maybe you can contact them for info on how to help.

How to help cancer and other terminally ill patients in mumbai?

  • Hi I have been searching the internet for places and ways to do my part for people who are very ill. I could not find anything just pictures of celebrities that are prolly just photo ops. I am hoping someone here would guide me to places i could visit and talk to cancer or other terminally ill patients. I have this urge to spend time with them and talk to them. Please help me.
  • Just visit TATA CANCER HOSPITAL MUMBAI,talk to patients and administration. They have such care option ,you can be the partner in this cause by getting associated.

Do you have to be terminally ill to get a physician assisted suicide?

  • I have been chronically ill for 4 and a half years and although i am not terminally ill I want to end my life. I have wanted to commit suicide since i was 9, im 16 now. I don't see any reason why I shouldn't, I can't live with this pain and all the effects its had on my life.
  • sorry to hear that you are so sick,and not knowing how you are and feel it is difficult to know what to tell you to do.I am a person who has several things wrong with me,but remember you die once there is no change of mind,think carefully before you do anything

are there any sites for addresses of terminally ill patients?

  • There use to be an organization called mail for tots, that sent out mailing lists of terminally ill patients, that allowed people to send them cards and letters, but it seems to not be anymore....I would like to know if there is any other such thing that is basically the same. Would love to be a part of it if there is. I have a friend that I still write to from the other. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  • as far as I know they stopped giving out their addresses... due to the perverted minds of people now days.... It was a good thing when they were doing it though! I would suggest maybe a local hospital... drop off a few cards, toys, fun stuff....

Why would a terminally ill person want to adopt?

  • I read in somebody's answer that an agency instead of telling the woman right away that she wouldn't qualify to adopt charged her the homestudy fees. And that the woman had maybe 5 years left to live. My question is trying to understand why a terminally ill person want to adopt a newborn for? Wouldn't they think that it would be hard on the child to lose both it's natural mother and it's adoptive mother? This is a question out of curiosity. I am trying to find or figure out the logical of that type of situation.
  • I agree with the others. If she knew she was terminal, my guess is she was trying to turn as many dreams into reality as possible in the time she had left. She probably never considered the effect it would have on the child to lose his/her mother ... again. When our daughter was 17 months old I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was 38 at the time. One of the hardest things I've ever had to do was tell her natural mom about my diagnosis. She said, "Oh my God, I gave her to you and you're going to die!" Gulp! I didn't die. It's been almost nine years and I'm cancer free. But the event changed me. Not only am I grateful for life itself, but I crossed several things off my dream list. Our daughter is our only child. It was horrible putting one child and her natural mother through the scare (not to mentioned my hubby and family), but to do it again is unthinkable.

Is there a relationship between lunar cycles and morbidity of terminally ill cancer patients?

  • I am seeking imput from medical professionals. Is there an observable connection between the lunar phase of the moon and morbidity in terminally ill cancer patients- nonscientific personal observation is fine.
  • I am not a medical professional. Here in South India, there is a firm belief that a New Moon Day for terminally ill patients is a tough day. Many years ago, I have really seen this happening in three cases in my neighbourhood out of which two were cancer patients.