Compliance: Distensibility measure of a chamber such as the lungs (LUNG COMPLIANCE) or bladder. Compliance is expressed as a change in volume per unit change in pressure.Patient Compliance: Voluntary cooperation of the patient in following a prescribed regimen.Lung Compliance: The capability of the LUNGS to distend under pressure as measured by pulmonary volume change per unit pressure change. While not a complete description of the pressure-volume properties of the lung, it is nevertheless useful in practice as a measure of the comparative stiffness of the lung. (From Best & Taylor's Physiological Basis of Medical Practice, 12th ed, p562)Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Medication Adherence: Voluntary cooperation of the patient in taking drugs or medicine as prescribed. This includes timing, dosage, and frequency.Vascular Capacitance: The measure of a BLOOD VESSEL's ability to increase the volume of BLOOD it holds without a large increase in BLOOD PRESSURE. The vascular capacitance is equal to the change in volume divided by the change in pressure.Elasticity: Resistance and recovery from distortion of shape.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.Treatment Refusal: Patient or client refusal of or resistance to medical, psychological, or psychiatric treatment. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)Hand Hygiene: Practices involved in preventing the transmission of diseases by hand.Arteries: The vessels carrying blood away from the heart.Drug Packaging: Containers, packaging, and packaging materials for drugs and BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS. These include those in ampule, capsule, tablet, solution or other forms. Packaging includes immediate-containers, secondary-containers, and cartons. In the United States, such packaging is controlled under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act which also stipulates requirements for tamper-resistance and child-resistance. Similar laws govern use elsewhere. (From Code of Federal Regulations, 21 CFR 1 Section 210, 1993) DRUG LABELING is also available.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.Airway Resistance: Physiologically, the opposition to flow of air caused by the forces of friction. As a part of pulmonary function testing, it is the ratio of driving pressure to the rate of air flow.Pressure: A type of stress exerted uniformly in all directions. Its measure is the force exerted per unit area. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Blood Pressure: PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.Respiratory Mechanics: The physical or mechanical action of the LUNGS; DIAPHRAGM; RIBS; and CHEST WALL during respiration. It includes airflow, lung volume, neural and reflex controls, mechanoreceptors, breathing patterns, etc.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Vascular Resistance: The force that opposes the flow of BLOOD through a vascular bed. It is equal to the difference in BLOOD PRESSURE across the vascular bed divided by the CARDIAC OUTPUT.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.Infection Control: Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms.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.Reminder Systems: Systems used to prompt or aid the memory. The systems can be computerized reminders, color coding, telephone calls, or devices such as letters and postcards.Positive-Pressure Respiration: A method of mechanical ventilation in which pressure is maintained to increase the volume of gas remaining in the lungs at the end of expiration, thus reducing the shunting of blood through the lungs and improving gas exchange.Lung Volume Measurements: Measurement of the amount of air that the lungs may contain at various points in the respiratory cycle.Universal Precautions: Prudent standard preventive measures to be taken by professional and other health personnel in contact with persons afflicted with a communicable disease, to avoid contracting the disease by contagion or infection. Precautions are especially applicable in the diagnosis and care of AIDS patients.Veins: The vessels carrying blood away from the capillary beds.Patient Education as Topic: The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.United StatesLung: Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.Carotid Arteries: Either of the two principal arteries on both sides of the neck that supply blood to the head and neck; each divides into two branches, the internal carotid artery and the external carotid artery.Manometry: Measurement of the pressure or tension of liquids or gases with a manometer.Filaricides: Pharmacological agents destructive to nematodes in the superfamily Filarioidea.Electronics: The study, control, and application of the conduction of ELECTRICITY through gases or vacuum, or through semiconducting or conducting materials. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)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.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.Hemodynamics: The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.Biomechanical Phenomena: The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Drug Administration Schedule: Time schedule for administration of a drug in order to achieve optimum effectiveness and convenience.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).Tidal Volume: The volume of air inspired or expired during each normal, quiet respiratory cycle. Common abbreviations are TV or V with subscript T.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.Infectious Disease Transmission, Professional-to-Patient: The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from health professional or health care worker to patients. It includes transmission via direct or indirect exposure to bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral agents.Physician's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.Protective Clothing: Clothing designed to protect the individual against possible exposure to known hazards.Pulse: The rhythmical expansion and contraction of an ARTERY produced by waves of pressure caused by the ejection of BLOOD from the left ventricle of the HEART as it contracts.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Hypertension: Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.Electronics, Medical: The research and development of ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES for such medical applications as diagnosis, therapy, research, anesthesia control, cardiac control, and surgery. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Guidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Respiratory Function Tests: Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.Functional Residual Capacity: The volume of air remaining in the LUNGS at the end of a normal, quiet expiration. It is the sum of the RESIDUAL VOLUME and the EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME. Common abbreviation is FRC.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Plethysmography: Recording of change in the size of a part as modified by the circulation in it.Drug Monitoring: The process of observing, recording, or detecting the effects of a chemical substance administered to an individual therapeutically or diagnostically.Administration, Oral: The giving of drugs, chemicals, or other substances by mouth.Radial Artery: The direct continuation of the brachial trunk, originating at the bifurcation of the brachial artery opposite the neck of the radius. Its branches may be divided into three groups corresponding to the three regions in which the vessel is situated, the forearm, wrist, and hand.Government Regulation: Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.Nebulizers and Vaporizers: Devices that cause a liquid or solid to be converted into an aerosol (spray) or a vapor. It is used in drug administration by inhalation, humidification of ambient air, and in certain analytical instruments.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.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.Diethylcarbamazine: An anthelmintic used primarily as the citrate in the treatment of filariasis, particularly infestations with Wucheria bancrofti or Loa loa.Antihypertensive Agents: Drugs used in the treatment of acute or chronic vascular HYPERTENSION regardless of pharmacological mechanism. Among the antihypertensive agents are DIURETICS; (especially DIURETICS, THIAZIDE); ADRENERGIC BETA-ANTAGONISTS; ADRENERGIC ALPHA-ANTAGONISTS; ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBITORS; CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS; GANGLIONIC BLOCKERS; and VASODILATOR AGENTS.Quarantine: Restriction of freedom of movement of individuals who have been exposed to infectious or communicable disease in order to prevent its spread; a period of detention of vessels, vehicles, or travelers coming from infected or suspected places; and detention or isolation on account of suspected contagion. It includes government regulations on the detention of animals at frontiers or ports of entrance for the prevention of infectious disease, through a period of isolation before being allowed to enter a country. (From Dorland, 28th ed & Black's Veterinary Dictionary, 17th ed)Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Drug Therapy, Combination: Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.Medical Audit: A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.Hygiene: The science dealing with the establishment and maintenance of health in the individual and the group. It includes the conditions and practices conducive to health. (Webster, 3d ed)Models, Cardiovascular: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the cardiovascular system, processes, or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers and other electronic equipment.Medical Records: Recording of pertinent information concerning patient's illness or illnesses.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Stress, Mechanical: A purely physical condition which exists within any material because of strain or deformation by external forces or by non-uniform thermal expansion; expressed quantitatively in units of force per unit area.Total Lung Capacity: The volume of air contained in the lungs at the end of a maximal inspiration. It is the equivalent to each of the following sums: VITAL CAPACITY plus RESIDUAL VOLUME; INSPIRATORY CAPACITY plus FUNCTIONAL RESIDUAL CAPACITY; TIDAL VOLUME plus INSPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus functional residual capacity; or tidal volume plus inspiratory reserve volume plus EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus residual volume.Elephantiasis, Filarial: Parasitic infestation of the human lymphatic system by WUCHERERIA BANCROFTI or BRUGIA MALAYI. It is also called lymphatic filariasis.Respiration: The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).Pulsatile Flow: Rhythmic, intermittent propagation of a fluid through a BLOOD VESSEL or piping system, in contrast to constant, smooth propagation, which produces laminar flow.Vascular Stiffness: Loss of vascular ELASTICITY due to factors such as AGING; and ARTERIOSCLEROSIS. Increased arterial stiffness is one of the RISK FACTORS for many CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES.Drug Therapy: The use of DRUGS to treat a DISEASE or its symptoms. One example is the use of ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS to treat CANCER.Air Pressure: The force per unit area that the air exerts on any surface in contact with it. Primarily used for articles pertaining to air pressure within a closed environment.Behavior Therapy: The application of modern theories of learning and conditioning in the treatment of behavior disorders.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.Diastole: Post-systolic relaxation of the HEART, especially the HEART VENTRICLES.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)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.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Cross-Over Studies: Studies comparing two or more treatments or interventions in which the subjects or patients, upon completion of the course of one treatment, are switched to another. In the case of two treatments, A and B, half the subjects are randomly allocated to receive these in the order A, B and half to receive them in the order B, A. A criticism of this design is that effects of the first treatment may carry over into the period when the second is given. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Dogs: The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)Blood Volume: Volume of circulating BLOOD. It is the sum of the PLASMA VOLUME and ERYTHROCYTE VOLUME.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.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.Asthma: A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).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.Ventilators, Mechanical: Mechanical devices used to produce or assist pulmonary ventilation.Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Appointments and Schedules: The different methods of scheduling patient visits, appointment systems, individual or group appointments, waiting times, waiting lists for hospitals, walk-in clinics, etc.Occult Blood: Chemical, spectroscopic, or microscopic detection of extremely small amounts of blood.Braces: Orthopedic appliances used to support, align, or hold parts of the body in correct position. (Dorland, 28th ed)Clinical Protocols: Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.Pulmonary Surfactants: Substances and drugs that lower the SURFACE TENSION of the mucoid layer lining the PULMONARY ALVEOLI.Animal Care Committees: Institutional committees established to protect the welfare of animals used in research and education. The 1971 NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals introduced the policy that institutions using warm-blooded animals in projects supported by NIH grants either be accredited by a recognized professional laboratory animal accrediting body or establish its own committee to evaluate animal care; the Public Health Service adopted a policy in 1979 requiring such committees; and the 1985 amendments to the Animal Welfare Act mandate review and approval of federally funded research with animals by a formally designated Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).Patient Safety: Efforts to reduce risk, to address and reduce incidents and accidents that may negatively impact healthcare consumers.Law Enforcement: Organized efforts to insure obedience to the laws of a community.Personnel, Hospital: The individuals employed by the hospital.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.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.Aorta: The main trunk of the systemic arteries.Brachial Artery: The continuation of the axillary artery; it branches into the radial and ulnar arteries.Organizational Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by an organization, institution, university, society, etc., from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions and positions on matters of public interest or social concern. It does not include internal policy relating to organization and administration within the corporate body, for which ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION is available.Pulmonary Circulation: The circulation of the BLOOD through the LUNGS.Blood Flow Velocity: A value equal to the total volume flow divided by the cross-sectional area of the vascular bed.Pulmonary Ventilation: The total volume of gas inspired or expired per unit of time, usually measured in liters per minute.Pulmonary Gas Exchange: The exchange of OXYGEN and CARBON DIOXIDE between alveolar air and pulmonary capillary blood that occurs across the BLOOD-AIR BARRIER.Commerce: The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)Clinical Trials as Topic: Works about pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. This concept includes clinical trials conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.Tablets: Solid dosage forms, of varying weight, size, and shape, which may be molded or compressed, and which contain a medicinal substance in pure or diluted form. (Dorland, 28th ed)Exercise: Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.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.Anti-Asthmatic Agents: Drugs that are used to treat asthma.Social Control, Formal: Control which is exerted by the more stable organizations of society, such as established institutions and the law. They are ordinarily embodied in definite codes, usually written.Patient Dropouts: Discontinuance of care received by patient(s) due to reasons other than full recovery from the disease.Sensation: The process in which specialized SENSORY RECEPTOR CELLS transduce peripheral stimuli (physical or chemical) into NERVE IMPULSES which are then transmitted to the various sensory centers in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Self Administration: Administration of a drug or chemical by the individual under the direction of a physician. It includes administration clinically or experimentally, by human or animal.IsraelFrance: A country in western Europe bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, the Mediterranean Sea, and the countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the principalities of Andorra and Monaco, and by the duchy of Luxembourg. Its capital is Paris.Administration, Inhalation: The administration of drugs by the respiratory route. It includes insufflation into the respiratory tract.Drug Prescriptions: Directions written for the obtaining and use of DRUGS.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Gloves, Protective: Coverings for the hands, usually with separations for the fingers, made of various materials, for protection against infections, toxic substances, extremes of hot and cold, radiations, water immersion, etc. The gloves may be worn by patients, care givers, housewives, laboratory and industrial workers, police, etc.Dental Waste: Any waste product generated by a dental office, surgery, clinic, or laboratory including amalgams, saliva, and rinse water.Hospitals: Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.Motivation: Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli.Rectum: The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.Continuous Positive Airway Pressure: A technique of respiratory therapy, in either spontaneously breathing or mechanically ventilated patients, in which airway pressure is maintained above atmospheric pressure throughout the respiratory cycle by pressurization of the ventilatory circuit. (On-Line Medical Dictionary [Internet]. Newcastle upon Tyne(UK): The University Dept. of Medical Oncology: The CancerWEB Project; c1997-2003 [cited 2003 Apr 17]. Available from: http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/omd/)Cross Infection: Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.Therapy, Computer-Assisted: Computer systems utilized as adjuncts in the treatment of disease.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.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and management of services provided for obstetric and gynecologic patients.Leg: The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations: A private, voluntary, not-for-profit organization which establishes standards for the operation of health facilities and services, conducts surveys, and awards accreditation.Missions and Missionaries: To be used for articles pertaining to medical activities carried out by personnel in institutions which are administered by a religious organization.Drug Combinations: Single preparations containing two or more active agents, for the purpose of their concurrent administration as a fixed dose mixture.Models, Biological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.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.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Antibiotic Prophylaxis: Use of antibiotics before, during, or after a diagnostic, therapeutic, or surgical procedure to prevent infectious complications.Muscle Tonus: The state of activity or tension of a muscle beyond that related to its physical properties, that is, its active resistance to stretch. In skeletal muscle, tonus is dependent upon efferent innervation. (Stedman, 25th ed)Masks: Devices that cover the nose and mouth to maintain aseptic conditions or to administer inhaled anesthetics or other gases. (UMDNS, 1999)Patient Isolation: The segregation of patients with communicable or other diseases for a specified time. Isolation may be strict, in which movement and social contacts are limited; modified, where an effort to control specified aspects of care is made in order to prevent cross infection; or reverse, where the patient is secluded in a controlled or germ-free environment in order to protect him or her from cross infection.Systole: Period of contraction of the HEART, especially of the HEART VENTRICLES.Dietary Supplements: Products in capsule, tablet or liquid form that provide dietary ingredients, and that are intended to be taken by mouth to increase the intake of nutrients. Dietary supplements can include macronutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; and/or MICRONUTRIENTS, such as VITAMINS; MINERALS; and PHYTOCHEMICALS.Documentation: Systematic organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of specialized information, especially of a scientific or technical nature (From ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983). It often involves authenticating or validating information.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.ElastinSex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Safety: Freedom from exposure to danger and protection from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. It suggests optimal precautions in the workplace, on the street, in the home, etc., and includes personal safety as well as the safety of property.Intensive Care Units: Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill patients.Bandages: Material used for wrapping or binding any part of the body.Models, Anatomic: Three-dimensional representation to show anatomic structures. Models may be used in place of intact animals or organisms for teaching, practice, and study.Norgestrel: A synthetic progestational agent with actions similar to those of PROGESTERONE. This racemic or (+-)-form has about half the potency of the levo form (LEVONORGESTREL). Norgestrel is used as a contraceptive, ovulation inhibitor, and for the control of menstrual disorders and endometriosis.Orthodontic Appliances: Devices used for influencing tooth position. Orthodontic appliances may be classified as fixed or removable, active or retaining, and intraoral or extraoral. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p19)Rheology: The study of the deformation and flow of matter, usually liquids or fluids, and of the plastic flow of solids. The concept covers consistency, dilatancy, liquefaction, resistance to flow, shearing, thixotrophy, and VISCOSITY.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.Hospitals, University: Hospitals maintained by a university for the teaching of medical students, postgraduate training programs, and clinical research.Delayed-Action Preparations: Dosage forms of a drug that act over a period of time by controlled-release processes or technology.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.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.Family Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.Pulmonary Atelectasis: Absence of air in the entire or part of a lung, such as an incompletely inflated neonate lung or a collapsed adult lung. Pulmonary atelectasis can be caused by airway obstruction, lung compression, fibrotic contraction, or other factors.Sarcomeres: The repeating contractile units of the MYOFIBRIL, delimited by Z bands along its length.Orthodontic Appliances, Removable: Dental devices such as RETAINERS, ORTHODONTIC used to improve gaps in teeth and structure of the jaws. These devices can be removed and reinserted at will.Aging: The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.Ambulatory Care: Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.Drug Costs: The amount that a health care institution or organization pays for its drugs. It is one component of the final price that is charged to the consumer (FEES, PHARMACEUTICAL or PRESCRIPTION FEES).Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn: A condition of the newborn marked by DYSPNEA with CYANOSIS, heralded by such prodromal signs as dilatation of the alae nasi, expiratory grunt, and retraction of the suprasternal notch or costal margins, mostly frequently occurring in premature infants, children of diabetic mothers, and infants delivered by cesarean section, and sometimes with no apparent predisposing cause.Ivermectin: A mixture of mostly avermectin H2B1a (RN 71827-03-7) with some avermectin H2B1b (RN 70209-81-3), which are macrolides from STREPTOMYCES avermitilis. It binds glutamate-gated chloride channel to cause increased permeability and hyperpolarization of nerve and muscle cells. It also interacts with other CHLORIDE CHANNELS. 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Fibrocartilage in tendons and ligaments--an adaptation to compressive load. (1/740)

Where tendons and ligaments are subject to compression, they are frequently fibrocartilaginous. This occurs at 2 principal sites: where tendons (and sometimes ligaments) wrap around bony or fibrous pulleys, and in the region where they attach to bone, i.e. at their entheses. Wrap-around tendons are most characteristic of the limbs and are commonly wider at their point of bony contact so that the pressure is reduced. The most fibrocartilaginous tendons are heavily loaded and permanently bent around their pulleys. There is often pronounced interweaving of collagen fibres that prevents the tendons from splaying apart under compression. The fibrocartilage can be located within fascicles, or in endo- or epitenon (where it may protect blood vessels from compression or allow fascicles to slide). Fibrocartilage cells are commonly packed with intermediate filaments which could be involved in transducing mechanical load. The ECM often contains aggrecan which allows the tendon to imbibe water and withstand compression. Type II collagen may also be present, particularly in tendons that are heavily loaded. Fibrocartilage is a dynamic tissue that disappears when the tendons are rerouted surgically and can be maintained in vitro when discs of tendon are compressed. Finite element analyses provide a good correlation between its distribution and levels of compressive stress, but at some locations fibrocartilage is a sign of pathology. Enthesis fibrocartilage is most typical of tendons or ligaments that attach to the epiphyses of long bones where it may also be accompanied by sesamoid and periosteal fibrocartilages. It is characteristic of sites where the angle of attachment changes throughout the range of joint movement and it reduces wear and tear by dissipating stress concentration at the bony interface. There is a good correlation between the distribution of fibrocartilage within an enthesis and the levels of compressive stress. The complex interlocking between calcified fibrocartilage and bone contributes to the mechanical strength of the enthesis and cartilage-like molecules (e.g. aggrecan and type II collagen) in the ECM contribute to its ability to withstand compression. Pathological changes are common and are known as enthesopathies.  (+info)

Investigation of distal aortic compliance and vasodilator responsiveness in heart failure due to proximal aortic stenosis in the guinea pig. (2/740)

Hypotension and syncope are recognized features of chronic aortic stenosis. This study examined vasomotor responses and dynamic compliance in isolated abdominal aortae after chronic constriction of the ascending aorta. Guinea pigs underwent constriction of the ascending aorta or sham operation. Sections of descending aorta were removed for studies of contractile performance and compliance. Dynamic compliance was measured using a feedback-controlled pulsatile pressure system at frequencies of 0.5, 1.5 and 2.5 Hz and mean pressures from 40 to 100 mmHg. Chronic (149+/-6 days) aortic constriction resulted in significant increases in organ weight/body weight ratios for left ventricle (58%), right ventricle (100%) and lung (61%). The presence of heart failure was indicated by increased lung weights, left ventricular end-diastolic pressure and systemic vascular resistance, reduced cardiac output and increased levels of plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (166%), adrenaline (x20), noradrenaline (106%) and dopamine (x3). Aortic rings showed similar constrictor responses to phenylephrine and angiotensin II, but maximal vasodilator responses to acetylcholine and isoprenaline were significantly increased (144% and 48% respectively). Dilator responses to sodium nitroprusside, forskolin and cromokalim were unchanged. Compliance of all vessels decreased with increasing pulsatile frequency and to a lesser extent with increased mean pressure, but were similar in aortic-constricted and control groups. Chronic constriction of the ascending aorta resulted in heart failure and increased vasodilator responses to acetylcholine and isoprenaline in the distal aorta while dynamic compliance was unchanged. We hypothesize that increased endothelium-mediated vasodilatation may contribute to hypotension and syncope in patients with left ventricular outflow obstruction.  (+info)

Balloon-artery interactions during stent placement: a finite element analysis approach to pressure, compliance, and stent design as contributors to vascular injury. (3/740)

Endovascular stents expand the arterial lumen more than balloon angioplasty and reduce rates of restenosis after coronary angioplasty in selected patients. Understanding the factors involved in vascular injury imposed during stent deployment may allow optimization of stent design and stent-placement protocols so as to limit vascular injury and perhaps reduce restenosis. Addressing the hypothesis that a previously undescribed mechanism of vascular injury during stent deployment is balloon-artery interaction, we have used finite element analysis to model how balloon-artery contact stress and area depend on stent-strut geometry, balloon compliance, and inflation pressure. We also examined superficial injury during deployment of stents of varied design in vivo and in a phantom model ex vivo to show that balloon-induced damage can be modulated by altering stent design. Our results show that higher inflation pressures, wider stent-strut openings, and more compliant balloon materials cause markedly larger surface-contact areas and contact stresses between stent struts. Appreciating that the contact stress and contact area are functions of placement pressure, stent geometry, and balloon compliance may help direct development of novel stent designs and stent-deployment protocols so as to minimize vascular injury during stenting and perhaps to optimize long-term outcomes.  (+info)

Physiological changes in blood glucose do not affect gastric compliance and perception in normal subjects. (4/740)

Marked hyperglycemia (blood glucose approximately 14 mmol/l) slows gastric emptying and affects the perception of sensations arising from the gut. Elevation of blood glucose within the physiological range also slows gastric emptying. This study aimed to determine whether physiological changes in blood glucose affect proximal gastric compliance and/or the perception of gastric distension in the fasting state. Paired studies were conducted in 10 fasting healthy volunteers. On a single day, isovolumetric and isobaric distensions of the proximal stomach were performed using an electronic barostat while the blood glucose concentration was maintained at 4 and 9 mmol/l in random order. Sensations were quantified using visual analog scales. The blood glucose concentration had no effect on the pressure-volume relationship during either isovolumetric or isobaric distensions or the perception of gastric distension. At both blood glucose concentrations, the perceptions of fullness, nausea, bloating, and abdominal discomfort, but not hunger or desire to eat, were related to intrabag volume (P +info)

Aortic pressure-diameter relationship assessed by intravascular ultrasound: experimental validation in dogs. (5/740)

Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has emerged as an important diagnostic method for evaluating vessel diameter and vessel wall motion. To evaluate the validity of IVUS in assessing changes in the pressure-diameter relationship we compared measurements of abdominal aortic diameters derived from IVUS with those simultaneously obtained at the same site using implanted sonomicrometers in five chronically instrumented conscious dogs and in seven acutely instrumented anesthetized dogs. Five hundred eighty beats were analyzed to obtain peak systolic and end-diastolic diameters and to calculate aortic compliance at different blood pressure levels induced either by an aortic pneumatic cuff or by intravenous injections of nitroglycerin or norepinephrine. IVUS agreed closely with sonomicrometer measurements at different blood pressure levels. However, IVUS slightly but significantly underestimated aortic diameters by 0.6 +/- 0.7 mm for systolic diameters (P < 0.001) and by 0.7 +/- 0.6 mm for diastolic diameters (P < 0.001) compared with the sonomicrometer measurements. We conclude that IVUS is a feasible and reliable method to measure dynamic changes in aortic dimensions and has the potential to provide ready access to assess aortic compliance in humans.  (+info)

The compliance of collagen gels regulates transforming growth factor-beta induction of alpha-smooth muscle actin in fibroblasts. (6/740)

Wound contraction is mediated by myofibroblasts, specialized fibroblasts that appear in large numbers as the wound matures and when resistance to contractile forces increases. We considered that the regulation of myofibroblast differentiation by wound-healing cytokines may be dependent on the resistance of the connective tissue matrix to deformation. We examined transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) induction of the putative fibroblast contractile marker, alpha-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA), and the regulation of this process by the compliance of collagen substrates. Cells were cultured in three different types of collagen gels with wide variations of mechanical compliance as assessed by deformation testing. The resistance to collagen gel deformation determined the levels of intracellular tension as shown by staining for actin stress fibers. For cells plated on thin films of collagen-coated plastic (ie, minimal compliance and maximal intracellular tension), TGF-beta1 (10 ng/ml; 6 days) increased alpha-SMA protein content by ninefold as detected by Western blots but did not affect beta-actin content. Western blots of cells in anchored collagen gels (moderate compliance and tension) also showed a TGF-beta1-induced increase of alpha-SMA content, but the effect was greatly reduced compared with collagen-coated plastic (<3-fold increase). In floating collagen gels (high compliance and low tension), there were only minimal differences of alpha-SMA protein. Northern analyses for alpha-SMA and beta-actin indicated that TGF-beta1 selectively increased mRNA for alpha-SMA similar to the reported protein levels. In pulse-chase experiments, [35S]methionine-labeled intracellular alpha-SMA decayed most rapidly in floating gels, less rapidly in anchored gels, and not at all in collagen plates after TGF-beta1 treatment. TGF-beta1 increased alpha2 and beta1 integrin content by 50% in cells on collagen plates, but the increase was less marked on anchored gels and was undetectable in floating gels. When intracellular tension on collagen substrates was reduced by preincubating cells with blocking antibodies to the alpha2 and beta1 integrin subunits, TGF-beta1 failed to increase alpha-SMA protein content in all three types of collagen matrices. These data indicate that TGF-beta1-induced increases of alpha-SMA content are dependent on the resistance of the substrate to deformation and that the generation of intracellular tension is a central determinant of contractile cytoskeletal gene expression.  (+info)

Assessment of arterial compliance by carotid midwall strain-stress relation in normotensive adults. (7/740)

Examining left ventricular midwall as opposed to endocardial mechanics enhances understanding of left ventricular function in individuals with abnormal cardiac geometry. Accordingly, we used carotid ultrasound and applanation tonometry of arterial pressure to derive carotid midwall strain and its relation to carotid peak-systolic and end-diastolic stresses in 82 apparently normal, employed subjects (56 men, 26 women; median age, 47 years; 70% white; 21% overweight) with no evidence of coronary or valvular heart disease. Regression equations relating carotid luminal and midwall strain to the increment in carotid stress during systole (Deltacarotid stress) were used to predict strain for the observed Deltastress. Observed/predicted carotid luminal or midwall strain was calculated as a measure of carotid luminal or midwall strain for imposed stress, termed stress-corrected strain. Midwall carotid strain was similar in women and men but was negatively related to older age (r=-0.35, P=0.001) and higher body mass index (r=-0.31, P=0.005) and brachial and carotid blood pressure (r=-0.30 to -0.45, all P<0.01). The pulsatile change in arterial load, measured by Deltacarotid stress, was positively related to midwall strain (r=0. 44, P<0.001) more closely than was carotid luminal strain. Regression analyses revealed that carotid midwall strain was positively related to Deltastress, with additional negative relations to age and carotid diastolic diameter (all P<0.001). Stress-corrected carotid midwall strain was strongly and negatively correlated with midwall elastic modulus and Young's modulus (both r=-0.77, P<0.001), followed by elastic modulus (r=-0.74, P<0.001), midwall Young's modulus (r=-0.73, P<0.001), midwall stiffness index (r=-0.70, P<0.001), and stiffness index (r=-0.66, P<0.001). Thus, in normal adults, carotid midwall strain is unrelated to gender, is positively related to pulsatile carotid load as measured by Deltacarotid stress, and is negatively related to age, overweight, and standard measures of arterial stiffness.  (+info)

Assessment of arterial compliance by carotid midwall strain-stress relation in hypertension. (8/740)

To elucidate the relations between arterial hypertrophy and compliance in hypertension, we studied 205 unmedicated hypertensive patients (129 men and 76 women) and 82 normotensive adults (56 men and 26 women) from an employed population by carotid ultrasound, noninvasive applanation tonometry, and echocardiography. Carotid midwall strain and circumferential stress were calculated at end diastole and peak systole. The relations of luminal and midwall strain to the increment in circumferential stress from end diastole to peak systole (Deltacarotid stress in normal subjects) were used to calculate ratios of observed/predicted carotid luminal and midwall strain. Mean stress-corrected luminal strain (82+/-26%) and midwall strain (78+/-23%) were lower (both P<0.001) in hypertensive patients than in normal adults. Stress-corrected luminal strain identified 14% of hypertensive patients with low arterial compliance, while stress-corrected midwall strain was low in 18% of patients. Patients with subnormal carotid midwall strain were older (61+/-12 versus 54+/-12 years, P<0.01) and had larger carotid diameters (6. 6+/-0.8 versus 5.7+/-0.8 mm, P=0.002) and higher brachial pulse pressures (71+/-25 versus 63+/-17 mm Hg, P<0.05) than other patients. Patients with arterial hypertrophy had lower stress-corrected midwall strain than those without hypertrophy (70+/-24% versus 79+/-23%, P=0.05), whereas no difference was observed in stress-corrected luminal strain (P=0.40). Stress-corrected midwall strain tended to be lower in patients with discrete atherosclerotic plaques than in those without (74+/-20% versus 79+/-24%, P=0.15). Compared with patients with normal left ventricular geometry, those with concentric hypertrophy had larger carotid diameters (6.6+/-0.7 versus 5.8+/-0.9 mm, P<0.05) and lower stress-corrected luminal strain (62+/-11% versus 85+/-25%, P<0.05) and midwall strain (59+/-10% versus 81+/-22%, P<0.05). Therefore, stress-corrected midwall strain identifies patients with reduced arterial compliance, increased arterial wall thickness, and abnormal left ventricular geometry better than conventional measures based on arterial lumen diameters.  (+info)

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The key new findings from the present study include the following. (1) Healthy but sedentary seniors exhibited substantially greater LV stiffness compared with healthy, sedentary young control subjects, providing evidence that cardiac compliance decreases with aging. (2) Ventricles of Masters endurance athletes were much more compliant than those of the age-matched sedentary subjects and virtually identical to those of the young control subjects. Thus, prolonged and sustained endurance training seems to be an effective means of preserving cardiac compliance with aging.. Aging is associated with numerous changes and adaptations in the cardiovascular system. Vascular and ventricular wall thickness increase, whereas arterial compliance, endothelial function, and ventricular contractility decline.6,8,9 Each of these changes is related to an increase in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. There is controversy, however, about to what extent these adaptations are of intrinsic nature, ie, part of a ...
Objective: To investigate the association between peripherally measured arterial compliance and cardiovascular and total mortality in an elderly cohort.. Background: There is limited evidence that systemic indices of elasticity and stiffness in the carotid and femoral arteries can predict incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. Little is known about the associations between systemic arterial compliance and CVD events.. Methods: Between 1997 and 1999, 849 community dwelling participants in the Rancho Bernardo Study (mean age 74, 39% male, 4.2% with type 2 diabetes) underwent noninvasive pulse wave measurements. Systemic and brachial artery compliance were estimated using the PulseMetric device applying an algorithm previously validated by angiography. Data on cardiovascular risk factors and fasting blood samples were obtained at the same visit as the compliance measurements, as well as at a follow-up visit conducted within one year. CVD and overall mortality were recorded through January ...
Healthy seniors (n = 102, ,64 years of age) were recruited from pre-identified populations, screened for lifelong patterns of exercise training, and stratified into 1 of 4 groups based on their lifelong histories of endurance exercise training. "Sedentary" subjects (n = 27) exercised no more than once per week during the previous 25 years; "casual" exercisers (n = 25) engaged in 2 to 3 sessions per week during the previous 25 years; "committed" exercisers (n = 25) performed 4 to 5 sessions per week during the previous 25 years; and "competitive" Masters level athletes (n = 25) trained 6 to 7 times per week and participated in regular competitions sponsored by U.S. Masters organizations during the previous 25 years. Exercise sessions were defined as periods of dynamic activity lasting at least 30 minutes.. Subjects were recruited primarily from the CCLS (Cooper Center Longitudinal Study) (5), a cohort of more than 80,000 individuals in whom physical activity and CV risk factors have been ...
title: Differential Impact of Net Atrioventricular Compliance on Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Mitral Stenosis According to Cardiac Rhythm, doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2017.01.014, category: Article
Recent epidemiological studies have shown that pulse pressure is a stronger predictor of the risks of cardiovascular disease compared with diastolic or mean blood pressure in those over 50 yr of age (16-18). Pulse pressure arises as a consequence of blood flow ejected by the left ventricle and a buffering or cushioning function of the entire arterial tree, that is, systemic arterial compliance. Thus systemic arterial compliance or its reciprocal, arterial stiffness, is, in essence, characterized by the relationship between pulse pressure and stroke volume. In the present study, we used the ratio of pulse pressure to stroke volume as an index of static systemic arterial stiffness, according to previous reports (9, 12, 43). Since animal studies have shown that the proximal aorta accounts for 60-80% of static systemic arterial compliance (27, 43), this index is considered to reflect primarily central aortic stiffening. Indeed, several recent studies have shown that the ratio of pulse pressure to ...
To the editor: In the March 1999 issue of The American Journal of Physiology, Hardt et al. (1) presented an elegant experimental study on the validation of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in assessing changes in the pressure-diameter relationship in the aorta of dogs. They compared measurements of abdominal aortic diameters derived from IVUS with those obtained at the same site using implanted sonomicrometers. They then calculated the "arterial compliance as the ratio of systolic to diastolic amplitude of the diameter to the amplitude of the pressure" (1). The unit used to express "compliance" is micrometers per millimeter of mercury (μm/mmHg).. The classic definition by Spencer and Denison (3) of compliance (C) is the change in arterial blood volume (ΔV) due to a given change in arterial blood pressure (ΔP), i.e., C = ΔV/ΔP. This definition is still accepted (and therefore, C is expressed in μm3/mmHg or m3/kPa).. In clinical practice, cross-sectional compliance (CC) is utilized, assuming ...
Degenerative aortic stenosis (AS), a disease of the elderly, frequently coexists with concomitant diseases, including type 2 diabetes (T2DM) which amplifies the cardiovascular (CV) risk. T2DM affects left ventricular (LV) structure and function via hemodynamic and metabolic factors. In concentric LV geometry, typical for AS, indices of LV midwall mechanics are better estimates of LV function than ejection fraction (EF). Effects of T2DM coexisting with AS on circumferential LV midwall systolic function and large artery properties have not been reported so far. Our aim was to compare characteristics of AS patients with and without T2DM, with a focus on LV midwall systolic function and arterial compliance. Medical records of 130 electively hospitalized patients with moderate or severe isolated degenerative AS were retrospectively analyzed. Exclusion criteria included clinical instability, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease and relevant non-cardiac diseases. From in-hospital echocardiography and
Chest wall compliance is the opposite of elasticity, and elasticity is the tendency of lung tissue to return to its original (or relaxed) position after an applied force has been removed. Compliance is essentially the ability of the lung tissue to "absorb" the same applied force, which generally results from a change in intrathoracic pressure.. Chest wall compliance can be calculated by this formula:. Compliance = Δ V / Δ P. Where change in volume is in liters and change in pressure is in cm H20.. There are two different types of compliance: static and dynamic. Static compliance is a measured during plateau (rather than peak inspiratory) pressure. PEEP should be subtracted from plateau inspiratory pressure in making this calculation. Because the pressure-volume curve (see below) is not linear during inspiration and expiration due to changes in the lung tissue, Dynamic compliance varies and is a calculated with a measurement of tidal volume at a given intrathoracic pressure during which there ...
Title: Possible Links of Age Related Hypertension and Evolution Imposed Features of Heart and Aorta. VOLUME: 1 ISSUE: 3. Author(s):Sven Kurbel. Affiliation:Osijek Medical Faculty, J Huttlera 4, 31000 Osijek, Croatia.. Keywords:Hypertension, diastolic aortic pressure, subendocardial muscle, Ageing, Heart and Aorta. Abstract: The left ventricle thickness is a limiting factor of optimal heart size and strength. Due to disappearance of all the features compromising left ventricular compliance, mammalian heart has decreased vascular density and coronary vessel diameter and it requires sufficient diastolic aortic pressure for the left ventricle perfusion. Atrial muscle and the right ventricle are perfused during the entire heart cycle. The systolic pressure in the left ventricle forces blood vessels in the muscle wall to collapse, particularly in the subendocardial muscle layer. This makes the most active part of the heart prone to hypoxia. Optimal perfusion of the left ventricle wall requires ...
Results: CHU significantly increased body mass (P , 0.001) compared with age-matched control rats but was without effect on relative cardiac mass. For incremental increases in left ventricular balloon volume, diastolic pressure was preserved. However, systolic pressure was significantly greater following CHU for balloon volume = 50 μl (P , 0.01) and up to 200 μl (P , 0.05). For higher balloon volumes systolic pressure was not significantly different from control. Developed pressures were correspondingly increased relative to controls for balloon volumes up to 250 μl (P , 0.05).Left ventricular free wall capillary density was significantly decreased in both epicardium (18%; P ,0.05) and endocardium (11%; P , 0.05) despite preserved coronary flow. Western blot analysis revealed no change to the expression of SERCA2a or nNOS but immuno-detectable eNOS protein was significantly decreased (P , 0.001) in cardiac tissue following chronic hypoxia in utero ...
We developed a method to measure the compliance, defined as ΔVΔP, of the total systemic vascular bed (Ct) without stopping systemic flow. In 10 open-chest dogs, venous return (and cardiac output) was maintained at a constant level by inserting a perfusion pump (with no reservoir) between the caval veins and the right atrium. About 5% of the estimated total blood volume was withdrawn from the dog within 45 seconds. Resultant changes in central venous pressure were measured 10, 30, 60, 120, and 180 seconds after the volume change. The bled volume was then reinfused to repeat similar venous pressure measurements for another 180 seconds. The measurements were repeated after slightly increasing the blood volume or sectioning the vagi. The mean value of Ct measured 10 seconds after hemorrhage or reinfusion was 1.96 ± 0.10 (SE) ml/mm Hg/kg body weight before vagotomy. Paired t-tests indicated no significant difference between measurements of bleeding and reinfusion, measurements with different ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Reduced wall compliance suppresses Akt-dependent apoptosis protection stimulated by pulse perfusion. AU - Li, Manxiang. AU - Chiou, Kuan Rau. AU - Bugayenko, Artem. AU - Irani, Kaikobad. AU - Kass, David A.. PY - 2005/9/16. Y1 - 2005/9/16. N2 - Reduced arterial compliance and increased pulse pressure are common and major risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Here, we reveal a novel mechanism whereby loss of wall distensibility blunts endothelial cell protection to oxidant stress-induced apoptosis. Bovine aortic endothelial cells cultured in compliant or stiff silastic tubes were pulse perfused by arterial pressure/flow waveforms generated by a servo-pump. Pulse perfusion induced time-dependent Akt activation peaking ,6-fold after 2 hours in compliant tubes and a similar time course but half the magnitude in stiff tubes. This was accompanied by quantitatively similar disparities in phosphoinositide-3 kinase activation and in Akt-stimulated suppressors of apoptosis: glycogen ...
I would like to use kind of a windkessel model (or something similar) as outlet boundary conditions at my coronary artery model. Does anybody have experience with this? One huge problem I am facing is that I need parameters for the simulation of rest and hyperemia/exercise and I would like to include a stenosis in one artery which will influence the parameters as well ...
We have shown previously that input impedance of the pulmonary vasculature provides a comprehensive characterization of right ventricular afterload by including compliance. However, impedance-based compliance assessment requires invasive measurements
A method for diagnosing, monitoring and treating hypertension uses the parameter C2 of the modified Windkessel model as an indication of the hypertensive disease condition. Apparatus for determining the parameter C2 (i.e. distal vascular compliance) of the modified Windkessel model includes means for obtaining a pressure pulse contour and a cardiac output value and for determining the model parameters.
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 17:16:53 +0100 From: Reuben Thomas ,[email protected], To: [email protected] Subject: Re: printf POSIX compliance On 8 June 2012 16:53, Rich Felker ,[email protected], wrote: , On Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 04:43:45PM +0100, Reuben Thomas wrote: ,, On 8 June 2012 16:29, Rich Felker ,[email protected], wrote: ,, , ,, , Thanks; I think that settles it then. I wonder if theyd accept a ,, , patch upstream to fix this bug.. ,, ,, The answer is very much "yes", in my experience (Im not a gnulib ,, developer, but I have submitted patches on several occasions). ,, [email protected]! , , I was referring to m4, which seems largely unmaintained, not gnulib. The maintainers (Gary Vaughan and Eric Blake) are both active, so I think its worth it; Eric works on gnulib too. Youre right that of course for practical purposes it requires new releases using the fixed version of gnulib, but many of these issues (this one included) affect multiple packages, and also its possible to "repair" a ...
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Lockport City School District is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for people with disabilities. We strive for compliance on all pages to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and will promptly correct any reported problems. Please report compliance issues to Dr. LiPuma at 716.478.4640 or [email protected] Links on the district website are provided for your information and convenience. By clicking on a link, you may be leaving our website. Please be aware that, while we make every effort to evaluate all the sites to which we link, we cannot endorse nor be responsible for the content provided on these sites. ...
The most efficient race bikes have the perfect balance of light weight, stiffness and smooth compliance on the road. The TCR Advanced delivers on all three, making it a versatile performer for competitive road riders.. The Advanced-grade composite of the TCR Advanced frame manages to shave every gram possible-without sacrificing its pedal-stomping stiffness. The OverDrive steerer system and MegaDrive downtube are engineered for the precise handling so you can rail corners at speed. A tubeless Giant WheelSystem delivers speed and efficiency with a smoother ride and a reduced risk of flats. And the Variant seatpost is engineered for an ideal blend of efficiency and compliance-so you stay fresh to the finish on those big days in the saddle ...
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, in relation to Statutory Instrument No. 440, Regulation 16A, what assessment he has made of the direct cost to individual houseowners when they install replacement windows; what consultation has taken place over the introduction of this regulation; what requirements there will be to demonstrate compliance on the sale of a house; how homeowners will be able to prove that windows were installed before commencement of the instrument on 1st April; what steps he will take to publicise these regulations widely; and whether notices will be sent to relevant (a) retailers, (b) builders and (c) merchants. ...
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Welcome to the ICIS Compliance and Methodology centre. This area of icis.com will allow you to keep up to date with our latest consultations, methodology changes, as well as browse and download our general compliance documents. We hope you will find this dedicated compliance and methodology area useful.. How can we help?. - Access all ICIS methodologies. - Take part in any open ICIS consultations. - Access ICIS compliance documents. To get back to the ICIS main site please click here, alternatively click on the home icon on the navigation bar.. For all general compliance and methodology enquires please email [email protected] ...
Welcome to the ICIS Compliance and Methodology centre. This area of icis.com will allow you to keep up to date with our latest consultations, methodology changes, as well as browse and download our general compliance documents. We hope you will find this dedicated compliance and methodology area useful.. How can we help?. - Access all ICIS methodologies. - Take part in any open ICIS consultations. - Access ICIS compliance documents. To get back to the ICIS main site please click here, alternatively click on the home icon on the navigation bar.. For all general compliance and methodology enquires please email [email protected] ...
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This study evaluated the effects of a single dose of pregabalin on colonic sensation and motor function in healthy adults and demonstrated that 200 mg of pregabalin reduces mean gas and pain sensation ratings in response to four random-order phasic distensions over the range of pressures, with the highest pressures reaching around 50 mmHg. These significant reductions in sensation ratings of gas and pain were observed in the absence of any significant effects on relaxation and only small effects on energy and drowsiness, the latter being significant on unadjusted comparison. These data suggest that the effect of pregabalin is mediated by a decrease in peripheral or spinal afferent functions. In our study, the two doses of pregabalin tested did not significantly affect sensation thresholds, colonic compliance, colonic fasting tone, or phasic MI.. A reduction in rectal pain sensation in response to distension was also reported by Houghton et al. (16) in patients with IBS. Human and rodent studies ...
As part of this programme, the main missions DECG are to consolidate an analysis of the Group ethics and compliance risks, to manage the network of entity Ethics and Compliance Officers (ECOs), to support managers and ECOs in disseminating appropriate rules, to develop training and awareness among employees, to ensure that cases of identified non- compliance are dealt with and to prepare periodic reports for the Groups governance bodies.. ...
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Journal of AHIMA recently spoke with presenter Laura Legg, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, executive director of revenue integrity and compliance at Healthcare Resource Group
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The Medicare Learning Network (MLN) has released a series of Provider Compliance Products to help health care professionals understand how to avoid improper activities. This includes strategies for reducing billing/payment errors and core elements for establishing a compliance program. The MLN products can be reviewed here: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/ProviderComplianceProducts-ICN909307-printfriendly.pdf ...
Critics complain that HR professionals spend too much time on administrative tasks to the detriment of furthering business goals. Indeed, long-term survey research by the University of Southern Californias Center for Effective Organizations shows that HR professionals in low-performance organizations spend almost one-third of their time maintaining records, auditing or controlling. Even in high-performance organizations, HR professionals spend almost one-quarter of their time on these tasks. Its no wonder: The scope of employment laws, regulations and guidelines with which employers must comply is ever expanding, with mandates from all levels of government. This cover package surveys the status and potential future of global, federal and state regulatory compliance, and includes a look at technology solutions available for one common challenge-wage and hour rules.. No Federal Regulatory Relief in Sight ...
Our compliance strategy will help us focus our efforts on promoting voluntary regulatory compliance. It will ensure that we consider six important elements as we work with industry to promote maritime safety and to protect the marine environment.
Ponemon Institute and Tripwire Inc. conducted The True Cost of Compliance research to determine the full costs associated with an organizations compliance eff…
Hi Im interested to know whether organisations are including legal compliance, for example W3C Accessibility Compliance Guidelines, as part of their quality assurance checks. If yes, what sort of processes, tools, guidelines are they using? Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards Lidia
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In an industry that has become increasingly demanding for healthcare providers, maintaining compliance across the revenue cycle is a critical task.
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CMS released a proposed rule that, if finalized, will change the requirements for SNF and NF compliance programs, as well as make a number of other changes to the RoPs.
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Ipca has announced its 1QFY16 results. The company has reported a decline of 19.1% YoY in its sales and a fall of 86.2% YoY in net profits. Here is our analysis of the results.
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Our study shows that in patients with mild CHF radial artery compliance was less than in control normotensive and hypertensive subjects. However, it also shows that in these patients 4- and 8-week administrations of benazepril at a dose that clearly interfered with the renin-angiotensin system were accompanied by an increase in arterial compliance that made its values similar to those of the two control groups, in which an observational period or ACE inhibitor treatment of similar duration had no effect. This provides the first evidence that the reduction of radial artery compliance occurring in mild CHF1 2 is not irreversible. On the contrary, this reduction is improved by ACE inhibitor treatment, and the improvement can be such as to quickly, completely, and persistently reverse the compliance alteration characterizing this condition.1 2 The mechanisms responsible for the impairment of radial artery compliance in CHF patients are not known. However, it can be suggested that the impairment may ...
Cardiac tamponade arises due to equalisation of cardiac pressures leading to impaired biventricular filling. The pericardial sack has some elasticity which is quickly reached with fluid accumulation. Cardiac volume becomes smaller during systole and venous return shifts to cardiac systole to reduce cardiac output. Normally, systemic venous return to the right side of the heart increases with inspiration and pulmonary venous return to the left heart decreases with inspiration so that systemic arterial pressure normally falls by ,10 mmHg during inspiration.. In cardiac tamponade, the rigid pericardium prevents the free wall from expanding. Thus, the distension of the right ventricle is limited to the interventricular septum and this causes the septum to bulge to the left, reducing left ventricular compliance and contributing to further decreased filling of the left ventricle during inspiration. This leads to an exaggerated drop in systolic blood pressure in inspiration called pulsus paradoxus. Our ...
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is a disorder of the heart muscle in people with diabetes. It can lead to inability of the heart to circulate blood through the body effectively, a state known as heart failure, with accumulation of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) or legs (peripheral edema). Most heart failure in people with diabetes results from coronary artery disease, and diabetic cardiomyopathy is only said to exist if there is no coronary artery disease to explain the heart muscle disorder. One particularity of diabetic cardiomyopathy is the long latent phase, during which the disease progresses but is completely asymptomatic. In most cases, diabetic cardiomyopathy is detected with concomitant hypertension or coronary artery disease. One of the earliest signs is mild left ventricular diastolic dysfunction with little effect on ventricular filling. Also, the diabetic patient may show subtle signs of diabetic cardiomyopathy related to decreased left ventricular compliance or left ventricular ...
Several publications from a group in Dallas (5) provide useful insights regarding the mechanism by which a higher level of exercise would lessen heart failure risk, that is diastolic heart failure ( i.e heart failure with preserved resting ejection fraction frequently abbreviated as HFpEF). Dr Paul Bhella and his associates did extensive physiological studies on four groups of healthy volunteers over the age of 64. Four groups were designated on the basis of their exercise history for the preceding 25 years. (not a typo) 1) sedentary-no more than one exercise session per week 2) casual exerciser-2-3 session per week 3) "committed" exercisers-4-5 session per week and 4)competitive master level athletes -6-7 session per week and competed regularly. All had normal systolic function ( as defined by a normal resting ejection fraction) but groups one and two has decreased left ventricular compliance while the committed and competitive groups had left ventricular pressure volume curves and left ...
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is stepping up enforcement on all yachts imported into the United States. Foreign-built yachts imported for ownership by a US citizen or for sale in the USA will be required to prove Clean Air Act compliance. This enforcement does not apply to visiting yachts.
Central blood pressure (CBP) parameters will be measured and used to derive the aortic augmentation index (AIx). The AIx quantifies the contribution of back-reflected outgoing systolic pressure waves to late-systolic central blood pressure, which increases with decreasing aortic compliance. AIx is measured by pulse wave analysis using the SphygmoCor System supplied by AtCor Medical. Results with a , 5% decrease in AIx were planned for analysis; results with a , 5% decrease in AIx were not analysed ...
It is well known that the sensitivity of the reflex control of HR in response to vasoactive agents is altered independently by hypertension and by aging in both animal models (27), and in human subjects (22, 26, 49). A consequence of both hypertension and aging is a reduction in vascular distensibility, although the mechanisms are not identical. The demonstration that reduced baroreceptor sensitivity could be accounted for by reduced aortic compliance observed in both aged normotensive rats (5) and hypertensive rats (51), as discussed in the previous section, may provide an explanation for the decreased baroreflex control of HR in hypertensive subjects and aged normotensive humans.. For example, Monahan et al. (43) measured baroreflex control of HR and carotid compliance in 47 healthy sedentary men ranging from 19 to 76 years of age. Monahan and colleagues reported a progressive decline in baroreflex sensitivity with increasing age. The decline in baroreflex sensitivity correlated significantly ...
The contribution of medial calcification to vascular dysfunction in renal failure is unknown. Vascular function was measured ex vivo in control, noncalcified uremic, and calcified uremic aortas from rats with adenine-induced renal failure. Plasma urea was 16 + 4, 93 + 14, and 110 + 25 mg/dl, and aortic calcium was 27 + 4, 29 + 2, and 4946 + 1616 nmol/mg dry weight respectively in the three groups. Maximal contraction by phenylephrine (PE) or KCl was reduced 53 % and 63 % in uremic aortas and sensitivity, EC50 value, to KCl but not PE was increased. Maximal relaxation to acetylcholine was impaired in uremic aortas (30 % vs. 65 %) and sensitivity to nitroprusside was also reduced, indicating some impairment of endothelium-independent relaxation as well. None of these parameters differed between calcified and noncalcified uremic aortas. However, aortic compliance was reduced in calcified aortas, ranging from 17 % to 61 % depending on the severity of calcification. We conclude that uremic vascular ...
There is a strong genetic predisposition towards abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), but it is unknown whether persons without AAA but with first-degree relatives who are AAA patients have a generalized dilating diathesis, defect arterial wall mechanics, or increased cardiovascular risk. The aim of the study was to investigate arterial diameters and wall mechanics at multiple arterial sites in these subjects and compare them with controls without a family history of AAA. This study included 118 first-degree relatives of patients with AAA and 66 controls (age: 40-80years). The abdominal aorta, common carotid artery, common femoral artery, and popliteal artery were investigated by echo-tracking ultrasound. The relatives had no arterial dilatation, but they did tend to have smaller diameters than controls. Relatives had a higher heart rate, diastolic blood pressure, and mean arterial pressure than controls. The distensibility coefficient and the compliance coefficient were decreased in all arteries in ...
There is a strong genetic predisposition towards abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), but it is unknown whether persons without AAA but with first-degree relatives who are AAA patients have a generalized dilating diathesis, defect arterial wall mechanics, or increased cardiovascular risk. The aim of the study was to investigate arterial diameters and wall mechanics at multiple arterial sites in these subjects and compare them with controls without a family history of AAA. This study included 118 first-degree relatives of patients with AAA and 66 controls (age: 40-80years). The abdominal aorta, common carotid artery, common femoral artery, and popliteal artery were investigated by echo-tracking ultrasound. The relatives had no arterial dilatation, but they did tend to have smaller diameters than controls. Relatives had a higher heart rate, diastolic blood pressure, and mean arterial pressure than controls. The distensibility coefficient and the compliance coefficient were decreased in all arteries in ...
patients reported "good compliance" on the visual analog scale questionnaire.20 In fact, direct approaches to measures adherence, such as ...
No time for hand hygiene? Lack of time and high workload are reasons for poor compliance on intensive care units. A study describes the current situation.
Kelly HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced an assurance of voluntary compliance on Monday with American Laser Skincare to resolve allegations over a no-refund policy.
Several well-known equations for estimating the crack length in the single-edge notched bending (SE(B)) specimens from the normalized crack mouth opening displacement (CMOD) compliance are evaluated based on two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) finite element analyses (FEAs). Two-dimensional FEAs are first carried out to verify the reported accuracy and applicable ranges for each equation based on the plane strain models with six different crack lengths. Three-dimensional FEAs are then carried out to estimate the errors of prediction of equations that evaluate the crack length from the plane stress- and plane strain-based CMOD compliances. Both plane-sided and side-grooved models are included in 3D FEAs and have seven different thickness-to-width ratios. The error of prediction of a given equation is largely impacted by the thickness-to-width ratio, the crack length, the presence of side grooves, and the use of the plane stress- or plane strain-normalized CMOD compliance. Based on the ...
Vascular compliance is a characteristic of the blood vessel wall to expand or contract with changes in pressure, and is reduced with aging or diseases like arteriosclerosis. Our goal was to investigate how hand-volume changes differ with age and to provide a simple non-invasive method to assess vascular compliance. We hypothesized that gravity-related, hand-wrist volume changes are greater in younger than in older healthy volunteers. Thirty-five healthy volunteers were classified into two age gr........ Read more ». ...
I. PURPOSE. This unclassified Report is submitted pursuant to section 403 of the Arms Control and Disarmament Act, as amended, which requires, as part of the Department of State Annual Report, a discussion on Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control Agreements and Nonproliferation Agreements and Commitments.. II. SCOPE OF THE REPORT. This Report addresses U.S. compliance, compliance by Russia and other successor states of the Soviet Union with treaties and agreements concluded bilaterally with the Soviet Union, and compliance by other countries that are parties to multilateral agreements with the United States. The issues addressed reflect activities from December 1, 2000, through December 31, 2001, unless otherwise noted. Pursuant to Section 403(a)(6), this Report, to the maximum extent practicable, identifies each and every question that exists with respect to compliance by other countries with their arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament agreements with the United States.. III. ...
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Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Physiology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart Centre, Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9095-403X ...
This Standard specifies a hydrostatic pressure method for determining the resistance of fabrics to penetration by water. The method is primarily intended for dense fabrics, e.g. ducks, tarpaulins and tentings ...
Embodiments of the invention track users hand-cleaning compliance and display an indication of each users compliance so that others can estimate how well each user complies with policy guidelines. Making sanitation compliance visible in this way enables social pressure to be focused on negligent users without requiring others to take specific, individual actions to call out a negligent user. Other features of the system are also described and claimed.
Follow-up and Compliance: Outline. Follow-up Contents, frequency Importance of complete follow-up Compliance/adherence Importance How to measure and maximize Reported follow-up and compliance CONSORT guidelines ITT and other issues in analysis Definitions Different flavors....
Microscopes play a key role in documenting regulatory compliance at all stages of the manufacturing process, from initial development to volume production.
As a CIO, risk and compliance management is one of your key performance improvement tools.  You should make it part of your everyday routine, whether looking for risks and issues in project steering committees or reviewing the status of your software licence compliance. 
The Risk Management and Compliance Department is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Our Risk Management and Compliance programs are designed to ensure the safety of employees, protection of property, and to comply with state and national regulations and standards.. ...
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Both Morgan Stanley and Ralph Lauren demonstrate the governments recognition of cooperation and compliance. Thus the importance of aggressive compliance and self-assessment simply cannot be overstated.
Compliance Campaign exposes U.S. violations of international norms in an effort to push the United States into compliance with global standards on human rights, arms control, non-proliferation, free elections, anti-corruption and non-aggression principles ...
Risk & Compliance provides news and commentary to corporate executives and others who need to understand, monitor and control the many risks that can tarnish brands, distract management and harm investors. Its content spans governance, risk and compliance and includes analysis of the significance of laws and regulations, the risks inherent in global expansion and the protective moves taken by companies.. Contact our editors with news, comments and questions at: [email protected] ...
We studied effects of compliance on the impact of mass drug administration (MDA) with diethylcarbamazine and albendazole for lymphatic filariasis (LF) in an Egyptian village. Baseline microfilaremia (mf) and filarial antigenemia rates were 11.5% and 19.0%, respectively. The MDA compliance rates were excellent (> 85%). However, individual compliance was highly variable; 7.4% of those surveyed after five rounds of MDA denied having ever taken the medications and 52.4% reported that they had taken all five doses. The mf and antigenemia rates were 0.2% and 2.7% in those who reported five doses of MDA and 8.3% and 13.8% in those who reported zero doses. There was no significant difference in residual infection rates among those who had taken two or more doses. These results underscore the importance of compliance for LF elimination programs based on MDA and suggest that two ingested doses of MDA are as effective as five doses for reducing filariasis infection rates.
The Windkessel properties of the vasculature are known to play a significant role in buffering arterial pulsations, but their potential importance in dampening low-frequency fluctuations in cerebral blood flow has not been clearly examined. In this study, we quantitatively assessed the contribution of arterial Windkessel (peripheral compliance and resistance) in the dynamic cerebral blood flow response to relatively large and acute changes in blood pressure. Middle cerebral artery flow velocity (MCA(V); transcranial Doppler) and arterial blood pressure were recorded from 14 healthy subjects. Low-pass-filtered pressure-flow responses (,0.15 Hz) during transient hypertension (intravenous phenylephrine) and hypotension (intravenous sodium nitroprusside) were fitted to a two-element Windkessel model. The Windkessel model was found to provide a superior goodness of fit to the MCA(V) responses during both hypertension and hypotension (R² = 0.89 ± 0.03 and 0.85 ± 0.05, respectively), with a ...
The results of this study suggest that a daily intake of 120 mg NOPE and 105 mg of EGCG for 4-weeks, can enhance compliance to a low caloric diet, total mood score, feelings of fatigue, and confusion, but does not alter body mass or body fat to any greater magnitude than placebo. However, these benefits were not maintained by week 8 of the study, where only feelings of tension were reduced in comparison to placebo. These findings contrast with Rondanelli et al.,[17] in which sustained compliance and improvements in feelings of satiety, and severity of binge eating were observed for 8-weeks of study duration.. It is possible that the method used to determine dietary compliance may have contributed to the differences between the studies. In the present investigation, compliance was defined as the ability to maintain the recommended low caloric diet. Rondonelli and colleagues defined compliance in terms of drop-out rate[17]. This may not entirely capture compliance, as approximately 72% of the ...
The nevus tissue is known as the skin teratoma, and congenital giant pigmented nevus is one of the nevus tissue. This tissue contains nevus cells into the epidermis, and melanin pigment is deposited in the tissue. Therefore, the nevus tissue has a cancer risk at a rate of several percent. In general, the nevus tissue is extirpated and replaced with the autologous skin graft which is prepared by the expander in patient body during few months. The patients have to receive several time operations before the replacement. The procedure is invasive manner with costly and time consuming for the patient.. To solve this problem, we develop the new transplantation procedure for giant nevus skin by using high pressure method. We named this procedure "tissue-recycling transplantation". This research is joint project with the Kansai Medical University. In the previous experiments, we revealed that the nevus cells in the tissue could be inactivated by pressure treatment at 200 MPa during 10 min (Figure). The ...
Aortic aneurysm, familial thoracic (AAT) 3 (AAT3; MIM 610380), AAT4 (MIM 132900), AAT5 (MIM 608967), AAT6 (MIM 611788), AAT7 (MIM 613780), AAT8 (MIM 615436), AAT9 (MIM 616166), SMAD3 related AAT, TGFB2 related AAT and TGFB3 related AAT are dominantly inherited disorders.. AAT5 and AAT3 have been linked to mutations in the transforming growth factor ß receptor type I and II genes (TGFBR1 and TGFBR2). Patients may have aneurysms of the aorta and other arteries. TGFBR2 mutations are currently estimated to be responsible for 5% of familial thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections (TAAD).. AAT4, thoracic aortic aneurysm and/or dissection with patent ductus arteriosus is caused by mutations in the myosin heavy chain 11 gene (MYH11). It is important to note that not all individuals with myosin heavy chain mutations appear to have dilated aortas. These individuals, though asymptomatic, display a low aortic compliance and distensibility due to a decrease in the elasticity of the aortic wall.. AAT6 is ...
January 29, 2013. Today, we cover the four risk assessment factors pertaining to breach notification in the Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act [HITECH Act] and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; Other Modifications to the HIPAA Rules: Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, January 25, 2013. As discussed in yesterdays post, these risk assessment factors are used in assessing the probability of impermissible use or disclosure compromising protected health information, thereby requiring breach notification. This "probability standard" replaces the "harm standard," becomes effective March 26, 2013, and requires compliance on September 23, 2013 by covered entities and business associates.. Risk Assessment Factors. The four risk assessment factors that must be considered are in subsection two of the definition of breach. "As we have ...
The University of Delaware hired Rick Stumpf as associate athletic director for compliance. Stumpf was assistant athletic director for compliance at the University of South Florida. Indiana University of Pennsylvania hired Steve Roach as associate athletic director of compliance. Roach was an associate athletic director at Millersville University.. California State University, Northridge hired Brandon Martin as athletic director. Martin was senior associate athletic director for administration at the University of Oklahoma.. Georgetown University promoted Dan ONeil to senior associate athletic director for external affairs and hired Dan Trump as senior associate athletic director for internal operations. Trump was senior associate athletic director for compliance at the University of Maryland.. American University hired Billy Walker as director of athletics and recreation. Walker was deputy athletic director at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Stanford University hired Kurt Svoboda as senior ...
Arterial stiffness is an important risk factor for cardiovascular events. Radial augmentation index (AI r ) can be more conveniently measured compared with carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV). However, the performance of AI r in assessing arterial stiffness is limited. This study proposes a novel index AI rd , a combination of AI r and diastolic augmentation index (AI d ) with a weight α, to achieve better performance over AI r in assessing arterial stiffness. 120 subjects (43 ± 21 years old) were enrolled. The best-fit α is determined by the best correlation coefficient between AI rd and cfPWV. The performance of the method was tested using the 12-fold cross validation method. AI rd (r = 0.68, P , 0.001) shows a stronger correlation with cfPWV and a narrower prediction interval than AI r (r = 0.61, P , 0.001), AI d (r = −0.17, P = 0.06), the central augmentation index (AI c ) (r = 0.61, P , 0.001) or AI c normalized for heart rate of 75 bpm (r = 0.65, P , 0.001). Compared with AI r ...
Static lung compliance (Cst)[edit]. When estimating static lung compliance, volume measurements by the spirometer needs to be ... Sud, A.; Gupta, D.; Wanchu, A.; Jindal, S. K.; Bambery, P. (2001). "Static lung compliance as an index of early pulmonary ... In those with acute respiratory failure on mechanical ventilation, "the static compliance of the total respiratory system is ... May 1985). "Measurement of static compliance of the total respiratory system in patients with acute respiratory failure during ...
Guideline non-compliance due to excessive rate versus excessive lung inflation[edit]. "Hyperventilation" can be achieved ... 5.3 Guideline non-compliance due to excessive rate versus excessive lung inflation ... combined guideline non-compliance with both excessive rate and volume.[21] This study found that excessive rate more than ... guideline compliance for ventilation rate.[22] While this advancement appears to provide a solution to the "rate problem" ...
Division of Compliance Oversight[edit]. The Division of Compliance Oversight is in charge of evaluating substantive ... It is also in charge of the administration of the Federal-wide Assurances of Compliance and registration of institutional ... Both for-cause compliance and not-for cause surveillance evaluations are conducted. ... with the main function of overseeing research done on human test subjects and ensuring its compliance with regulations set ...
Compliance[edit]. The IAEA, EU, Russia and China have all affirmed that Iran is adhering to the terms of the JCPOA.[58] The ... According to David Makovsky, a Middle East scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Iran was not in compliance ... "Trump: W.H. "cannot and will not" certify Iran's compliance". CBS News. Retrieved 6 January 2018.. ... On 20 March 2017 the Trump administration formally certified that Iran was in compliance with JCPOA, but added that the country ...
In the Cognitive Consequences of Forced Compliance (1959), the investigators Leon Festinger and Merrill Carlsmith asked ... As such, the experimental subjects of the Festinger and Carlsmith study (Cognitive Consequences of Forced Compliance, 1959) ... This reinterpretation of the original Festinger and Carlsmith study, using the induced-compliance paradigm, proposed that the ... and compliance with anti-speeding campaigns.[45] The theory can also be used to explain reasons for donating to charity.[46][47 ...
Regulatory compliance and training[edit]. Australia[edit]. Different states have different regulations for taxi driver ... registration and compliance: *New South Wales: There is an annual taxi licence determination which sets the maximum number of ...
"Compliance with the permit is deemed compliance with the CWA... and thus acts as a shield against EPA or State CWA enforcement ... Government assistance for compliance[edit]. The EPA points to several tools available to assist CAFO operators in meeting their ... Their compliance is evaluated through agency CAFO Inspection Program's onsite inspections. If a facility is found to be ... U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Revised Compliance Dates for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit ...
Compliance with international law[edit]. Safe third country agreements are not explicitly mentioned in the 1951 Convention ...
Approved documents and compliance[edit]. There are currently sixteen parts (sections) to the building regulations (E & W) and ... Compliance with the legislation is what is ultimately required and there may be many ways of complying, other than just using ... Pre-completion sound tests have been required since July 2003 to ensure compliance with Approved Document E, unless the Robust ... However, the Part M approved document is not written as a means of ensuring compliance with these legal duties. It is written ...
Compliance[edit]. In December 2012, the Federal Trade Commission issued revisions effective July 1, 2013, which created ... Six Step Compliance Plan for Your Business via Federal Trade Commission, Business Center ... FTC FAQ on COPPA compliance, via Federal Trade Commission. *Cybertelecom :: COPPA Information on COPPA regulatory developments ... compliance, such that website operators in Commission-approved programs would first be subject to the disciplinary procedures ...
This observation force monitors both parties to ensure compliance with the treaty. ...
Sanitary compliance[edit]. After a training exercise involving fake body fluids, a healthcare worker's personal protective ...
The 2017 average plant flow, effluent values, and permit compliance for each plant are presented below in Table 1.[7] ...
Compliance? *Is what you've prescribed getting onto the eye!. *None of the above? *Abnormal epithelium may have formed, ...
regulatory compliance. *data storage, transfer,[40] processing and analysis. *repositories of data from completed clinical ...
"RET Compliance". Australian Government, Clean Energy Regulator. 2 Jan 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-25.. ...
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"Compliance Policy Guidance. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. July 8, 2003. Archived from the original on January 15, 2008. ... "CVM and Compliance". U.S. FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine. March 26, 2008. Archived from the original on January 15, 2008. ...
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Journal for Patient Compliance. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-10-16.. ...
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Boat Construction for Coxswains:A boat in which the body of the coxswain is enclosed or partially enclosed within the hull of the boat (such as a front-loading four with) shall conform to the following requirements (Rule 3-109):. (a) The opening through which the Coxswain enters and exits shall be at least 2.30 feet (70 cm.) long when measured along the longitudinal axis of the boat. For a length of at least 1.64 feet (50 cm.), the opening shall be as wide as the inner hull of the boat itself. (b) The inner surface within which the Coxswains body rests shall be smooth and free of any obstacles, devices, or other structures that would hinder quick exit. ...
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  • Learn how NSX helps meet regulatory compliance requirements through granular security policy control and visibility. (vmware.com)
  • This cover package surveys the status and potential future of global, federal and state regulatory compliance, and includes a look at technology solutions available for one common challenge-wage and hour rules. (shrm.org)
  • The relationship between bank efficiency and regulatory compliance is investigated using the (Simar and Wilson 2007) double bootstrapping approach on an international sample of publicly listed banks. (imf.org)
  • McKinsey's 2018 survey revealed that the share of resources dedicated to regulatory compliance alone in an average compliance department is 0.79 percent of total full-time equivalents and 0.4 percent of total revenue. (mckinsey.com)
  • Solutions to help you intelligently assess your compliance risks, govern and protect sensitive data and effectively respond to regulatory requirements. (microsoft.com)
  • Microsoft 365 offers intelligent compliance and risk management solutions to help you know and protect your data, address regulations and standards, and mitigate insider risks. (microsoft.com)
  • A look at today\'s environmental compliance challenges, what the future holds in store, and how the TUV Rheinland Compliance Platform can help you to avoid potential risks. (slideshare.net)
  • 8. Turn risks into opportunities, take the lead Make design for compliance work for your company's benefit. (slideshare.net)
  • Considers it a top priority to anticipate challenges around compliance, helping you to keep clear of existing and imminent regulatory risks. (slideshare.net)
  • Risk & Compliance provides news and commentary to corporate executives and others who need to understand, monitor and control the many risks that can tarnish brands, distract management and harm investors. (wsj.com)
  • As risks emerge, Citrix Web App Firewall and Citrix ADC are updated in real time and ready to tackle new threats or PCI DSS updates to maintain your compliance. (citrix.com)
  • In order to keep your organization on track to comply with OFAC regulations, it is recommended to start an OFAC compliance program, which calls for establishment and maintenance of a written program to meet compliance that takes into account the risks that your organization faces. (experian.com)
  • Streamline and govern financial compliance with a centralized and secure repository of risks, controls, and control assessments. (oracle.com)
  • Risk assessment is the identification and analysis of risks associated with the achievement of operations, financial reporting, and compliance goals and objectives. (wwu.edu)
  • Nearly one in three respondents admitted that their organization knowingly takes compliance risks. (baselinemag.com)
  • Additionally it details steps that can be adopted to reduce risk, protect data, improve security and support compliance activities across the organization. (slideshare.net)
  • By enforcing data loss prevention policies and access policies and encrypting cloud data, McAfee MVISION Cloud can help your organization meet these compliance requirements. (mcafee.com)
  • A downsizing is a significant blow to the morale of the organization, but it may be necessary to keep a company afloat and can be done in a thoughtful way-that is, strategically, with compassion and in compliance with all relevant laws. (shrm.org)
  • But without the right compliance controls in place, your organization could violate customer privacy rules and other regulatory guidelines. (hootsuite.com)
  • The EEO/Compliance team monitors University compliance with federal and state equal opportunity and nondiscrimination laws and regulations. (bgsu.edu)
  • Dell Inc. (Dell) is committed to compliance with the laws and regulations in each country into which the company ships our products. (dell.com)
  • Develop compliance monitoring programs working with IACA and Compliance Partners to ensure that all relevant laws and regulations are being monitored and that appropriate policies and processes have been established and communicated to members of the RIT community. (rit.edu)
  • An effective control system provides reasonable, but not absolute assurance for the safeguarding of assets, the reliability of financial information, and the compliance with laws and regulations. (wwu.edu)
  • The advent of the Title V Operating Permit Program resulted in the need to provide compliance assistance to the autobody industry to streamline regulatory requirements. (ct.gov)
  • By examining the unique properties of e-mail-for example, sifting across attachments, distribution threads and timestamp properties-the new Clearwell Email Intelligence appliance allows customers to streamline e-mail search techniques and bolster compliance without adding extra manual labor costs, said Aaref Hilaly, president and CEO of Clearwell. (eweek.com)
  • We're excited to announce our new compliance auditing feature, which allows these organizations to have that control while still giving agents the ability to edit their website content. (prweb.com)
  • The compliance department can approve, edit or reject the content change. (prweb.com)
  • If the compliance department rejects the content change, the agent is notified of why it was not accepted. (prweb.com)
  • Fear that federal prosecutors will continue to pressure corporations under investigation to waive attorney-client privilege and work-product protections hampers corporate compliance efforts, say two surveys of corporate lawyers released this month. (law.com)
  • Compliance, or corporate compliance, is the set of processes and procedures that a company has in place in order to make certain that the company and its employees are conducting business in a legal and ethical manner. (investopedia.com)
  • Without a doubt, the idea that legal compliance will lead to enhanced corporate value will attract even greater attention in the future. (yomiuri.co.jp)
  • However, among laws which are discussed in the same vein of legal compliance, how much emphasis is placed on tax law? (yomiuri.co.jp)
  • For fields such as those related to the Companies Act, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, the Antimonopoly Act, and the consumer laws, there is a high level of legal compliance realized through internal controls. (yomiuri.co.jp)
  • I'm interested to know whether organisations are including legal compliance, for example W3C Accessibility Compliance Guidelines, as part of their quality assurance checks. (toolbox.com)
  • In this light board video, our security strategist illustrates how NSX makes it easier to meet compliance regulations. (vmware.com)
  • Discover how IBM BigFix provides views of compliance status and security exposure to help determine risk posture and success. (ibm.com)
  • Erfahren Sie hier, was Branchenexperte Rick Wagner, Compliance Management Product Manager bei Novell, und ein Gastredner von Deloitte's Security & Privacy zur konsequenten Durchsetzung von Compliance über SAP- und andere Systeme hinweg zu sagen haben. (novell.com)
  • This week Forbes published an article by Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian discussing the need for an overarching corporate policy that addresses both security and compliance. (novell.com)
  • Since its founding date, the company has tested over 1 million systems for data security and compliance. (prnewswire.com)
  • This security and compliance center is your resource for security bulletins that can help you stay informed as well as documentation on standards and certifications that are important in maintaining a secure and compliant IT environment. (citrix.com)
  • By achieving and maintaining Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance you are ensuring your organisation's cyber defences are prepared against attacks aimed at stealing your organisation's credit or debit cardholder data. (lr.org)
  • PCI DSS compliance helps your organisation to reduce the risk of a security breach, therefore protecting your brand from reputational loss should an incident occur and providing you with increased peace of mind. (lr.org)
  • PCI compliance doesn't completely illuminate the risk of a security breach, just reduces the possibility. (lr.org)
  • PCI DSS compliance is delivered by award winning cyber security specialists, Nettitude, a member of the Lloyd's Register group. (lr.org)
  • Nettitude is one of the most experienced organisations in the world for PCI compliance consulting, auditing and pragmatic security solutions. (lr.org)
  • As a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company, Nettitude has been approved by the Security Standards Council (SSC) to measure an organisation's compliance to the PCI DSS standard. (lr.org)
  • For any enterprise that deals with transaction payment systems, PCI-DSS (data security standard) is a critical certification for compliance. (internetnews.com)
  • This helps reduce the scope of compliance and cut down the overall audit duration by isolating the systems that store, process or transmit sensitive data. (vmware.com)
  • Improve productivity and reduce financial reporting risk by automating compliance tasks. (oracle.com)
  • Despite the cost pressures many banks face, only six responding institutions expect to reduce the size of their compliance function this year. (mckinsey.com)
  • ACS, a Xerox company, has deployed Compliance Management Platform to manage the identities and access management of more than 70,000 users worldwide, across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. (novell.com)
  • Some cloud providers claim the right to share data uploaded to their service with third parties, complicating compliance with the law. (mcafee.com)
  • To achieve FISMA compliance, cloud providers need to meet FISMA standards, be hosted in a FISMA-compliant data center, and have Authority to Operate (ATO). (mcafee.com)
  • Achieving PCI-DSS compliance in the cloud is a relatively new concept and one that is just now beginning to blossom with Amazon EC2. (internetnews.com)
  • With PCI-DSS 2.0 new language in the standard makes cloud based PCI compliance a practical reality and one that could lead to further adoption of the cloud for mission critical operations. (internetnews.com)
  • What these executives fail to recognize, he says, is that "the price they'll pay goes far beyond compliance fines. (baselinemag.com)
  • At financial institutions worldwide, failures related to compliance led to fines and losses topping $300 billion in the ensuing years-damage approaching the proportions of crisis-induced credit losses. (mckinsey.com)
  • The Compliance Committee is constituted pursuant to the Compliance Policy and Code of Ethical Conduct and the Compliance Program and Procedure to assist the Assistant Vice President of Compliance & Ethics and the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees in fulfilling their oversight responsibilities with regard to compliance and ethics at RIT. (rit.edu)
  • By centralizing reporting and orchestration into the Citrix Application Delivery Management platform, Citrix Web App Firewall and Citrix ADC make it easy to manage, analyze bidirectional traffic, generate comprehensive compliance reports, and simplify admin tasks through a single console. (citrix.com)
  • An example of the Department's compliance assurance efforts is the autobody initiative. (ct.gov)
  • During 2008, the Department of Justice, through its Office of Information Policy (OIP), engaged in a wide range of activities to meet the Department's responsibility to encourage agency compliance throughout the Executive Branch with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552 (2006), amended by OPEN Government Act of 2007, Pub. (justice.gov)
  • For certain types of facilities, activities, equipment and products, MassDEP has replaced traditional permitting with periodic reporting and compliance certification. (mass.gov)
  • The SACSCOC Compliance Certification is the documentation demonstrating our judgment of the extent of our compliance with each of the Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement (2012 edition, http://www.sacscoc.org/principles.asp ). (wm.edu)
  • The Blackboard site serves as a training guide and resource for using Compliance Assist (CA). This site also contains the schedule for planning and completion of the Certification and the review and visitation process, and serves as a forum for communication, collaboration, and discussion as we prepare our Compliance Certification for submission in August, 2015. (wm.edu)
  • In addition to tests and measurements, we also arrange compliance certification (national and international) and offer consulting and debugging services during the development process and product lifetime. (fujitsu.com)
  • We highly recommend you do not bookmark the Compliance Assist site because it contains an authenticated login page. (wm.edu)
  • This benchmark study of multinational organizations provides a clear understanding of the differences between compliance and non-compliance costs incurred when complying with laws, regulations and policies. (slideshare.net)
  • BRS provides compliance assistance to organizations involved in biotechnology research and development, including small businesses and academic researchers, to facilitate compliance with APHIS regulations (7 CFR part 340) for the import, interstate movement, and field release of regulated genetically engineered (GE) organisms. (usda.gov)
  • Over the last decade, compliance has emerged as an enormous challenge for organizations large and small. (baselinemag.com)
  • We set up a new oversight mechanism in our main office to monitor and respond to any allegations and in three years provided compliance training to more than 5000 Zoomlion employees, training is ongoing to staff involved in our public-private operations which total 120,000. (worldbank.org)
  • Continuously assess, improve, and monitor compliance effectiveness with a risk-based score that automatically detects implemented controls. (microsoft.com)
  • Automation is critical for deploying and continuously maintaining Linux environments at scale while remaining in compliance with HIPAA and other government mandates. (redhat.com)
  • NSX for vSphere 6.3.0 has been tested for compliance with the EAL2+ level of assurance. (vmware.com)
  • The primary means by which the Department of Justice encourages compliance with the FOIA is through the issuance of policy guidance. (justice.gov)
  • By doing so, you may keep the plates on the car until it is sold and remain in compliance with the law. (ct.gov)
  • While substantive responsibility for compliance is decentralized, the Office of Compliance and Risk Management , led by Vice President and Chief Global Compliance Officer, Robert Roach, centrally develops, coordinates, implements and manages the NYU Compliance Program. (nyu.edu)
  • Mary Arey has joined IFF as director of compliance and investor programs. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) can require you to use these healthcare accreditation surveys in order to become an accredited Medicare provider-and other accrediting agencies can mandate their compliance, too. (surveymonkey.com)
  • In response to regulatory feedback and industry-wide failures, many institutions have expanded the mandate and size of their compliance function over the past decade. (mckinsey.com)
  • It is important to note that this is not all-encompasing of what research faculty and administrators need to know, but it's a good starting point to learn about major compliance issues. (bc.edu)
  • Visit Medicare Compliance Watch at http://medicarecompliancewatch.com to learn more about all the member benefits. (prweb.com)
  • Watch this brief demonstration to learn how the Compliance Management Platform extension for SAP environments integrates with both SAP GRC Access Control and SAP GRC Process Control. (novell.com)
  • Learn how SAP and us are teaming up to provide enterprises with integrated compliance solutions (audio only). (novell.com)
  • Download the Hootsuite and Nexgate white paper, The Six Steps to Social Media Compliance , to learn about how regulations may affect financial, retail, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and other industries using social media, and what you can do to address the growing requirements for your organisation. (hootsuite.com)
  • Audit and monitoring activities conducted by the Institute Audit, Compliance & Advisement Office will be utilized to assist in compliance with this Policy. (rit.edu)
  • To keep patients healthy and to improve patient compliance with prescribed therapies, many pharmacies rely on Ateb Inc., a leading provider of patient-messaging solutions. (sas.com)
  • The Compliance and Asset Management Division conducts award closeout monitoring, monitors rental properties for ongoing compliance with state and federal requirements and works with owners who are out of compliance to correct the noncompliance issues. (in.gov)
  • The Compliance handouts are available as tools for enhancing knowledge of compliance requirements and obligations. (unf.edu)
  • The WSDOT Environmental Manual, Chapter 456 contains information on legal requirements and compliance procedures pertaining to historic, cultural and archaeological resources (including historic highway bridges). (wa.gov)
  • A comprehensive institutional compliance program is one that integrates and coordinates all significant requirements with which the institution must comply by law, regulation or other binding rule or agreement. (rit.edu)
  • The structure of the Compliance Committee recognizes that administrators are in a better position than a single compliance officer to maintain the necessary understanding and oversight of regulations and requirements in areas under their direction, as well as emerging issues in the regulatory environment. (rit.edu)
  • Our accredited Product Compliance Center in Augsburg is fully equipped to check conformity to international standards as well as customer-specific requirements. (fujitsu.com)
  • In this paper, we contribute to the ongoing policy debate by assessing whether compliance with international regulatory standards and protocols enchances bank operating efficiency. (imf.org)
  • Our results indicate that overall BCP compliance, or indeed compliance with any of its individual chapters, has no association with bank efficiency. (imf.org)
  • McKinsey's benchmarking survey of leading banks helped identify five steps toward transforming the efficiency and effectiveness of the compliance function. (mckinsey.com)
  • Costs increased to unsustainable levels, so banks are now seeking to improve the efficiency as well as the effectiveness of their compliance departments. (mckinsey.com)
  • A fragmented approach to dealing with fraud and compliance leaves you vulnerable to criminals who can pinpoint and exploit weaknesses with startling speed and devastating impact. (sas.com)
  • The Office of the Chief Compliance Officer is responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, corruption and misconduct both within the EBRD and also in EBRD-financed projects. (ebrd.com)
  • Anyone, both within or outside the Bank, who suspects fraud or corruption should submit a written report to the Chief Compliance Officer. (ebrd.com)
  • Award compliance is an expansive set of responsibilities not just for the PI of a project, but for anyone participating in research: faculty, staff, technicians, Post Docs and students. (wm.edu)
  • In Washington, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has delegated certain responsibilities to WSDOT for compliance with 36CFR 800 for transportation projects with Federal Aid-Highway Program funding under the Statewide Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (Statewide PA). (wa.gov)
  • The Compliance Committee is chaired by the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, and the Vice President of Research, and complemented by a committee comprised of other administrators having responsibilities in the major compliance areas of employment, student affairs, academic affairs, research and finance. (rit.edu)
  • To address this gap, McKinsey launched a compliance benchmarking effort in 2017, with 22 leading institutions from Asia, Europe, and North America, participating. (mckinsey.com)
  • What you have to remember is the FREE VMware Compliance Checker, is a Freebie Taster. (experts-exchange.com)
  • In addition, the Office has substantive responsibility for the following areas: import and export compliance, conflicts of interest, concerns and complaints about noncompliance with the Code of Ethical Conduct and other University policies, investigations into violations of University policies and compliance complaints, and the compliance reporting line. (nyu.edu)
  • APHIS inspectors and compliance specialists perform targeted inspections of field tests and thoroughly evaluate all potential noncompliance incidents. (usda.gov)
  • This section is responsible for ensuring that all 28 colleges of the Florida College System maintain compliance with state and federal laws that protect all persons from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, marital status, age, or disability. (fldoe.org)
  • The Department has been aggressively pursuing compliance with both state and federal regulations on toxic air pollutants. (ct.gov)
  • The website was built in compliance with the accessibility standards established by section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and detailed in section 1194.22 of the Code of Federal Regulations, 'Web-based intranet and internet information and applications' ( https://www.section508.gov/ ). (bgsu.edu)
  • According to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), meeting OFAC compliance consists of: blocking accounts and other property of specific countries, entities, and individuals, as well as prohibiting or rejecting unlicensed trade and financial transactions. (experian.com)
  • We do this through compliance committees, reports to federal agencies, and training programs. (middlebury.edu)
  • Even full compliance with these standards may not protect networks from advanced cyber threats. (citrix.com)
  • Compliance Campaign exposes U.S. violations of international norms in an effort to push the United States into compliance with global standards on human rights, arms control, non-proliferation, free elections, anti-corruption and non-aggression principles. (networkedblogs.com)
  • The reason for the discomfort is the inchoate state of compliance standards. (mckinsey.com)
  • With standards still emerging, however, tracking developments and comparing compliance performance with peers have proved difficult. (mckinsey.com)
  • HOBS meets annualy with all research active faculty one-on-one to discuss research compliance topics and strategies in support of their research programs. (bc.edu)
  • IHCDA's Compliance and Asset Management Division provides monitoring, technical assistance, and training for property owners, award recipients, and management companies participating in the Section 42, HOME, and CDBG programs. (in.gov)
  • Compliance is monitoring the adherence of regulated industry with legal, administrative, and regulatory programs and policies. (fda.gov)
  • View additional information on the Bureau of Air Management's Compliance Programs . (ct.gov)
  • One goal of the Regulatory Operations Programs is to assure compliance with all relevant provisions of the regulations, including authorizations under the permitting and notification procedures. (usda.gov)
  • EPA implements enforcement and compliance programs not implemented by the states. (epa.gov)
  • Promote compliance awareness through education and training programs. (rit.edu)
  • Reimagine compliance to make risk-aware decisions, facilitate effective accountability, and promote financial oversight. (oracle.com)
  • As members of the University community, we are individually responsible for compliance with the regulations and policies that apply to our substantive areas of responsibility. (nyu.edu)
  • The Assistant Vice President of Compliance & Ethics will not assume the duties of the various substantive compliance areas, and all ongoing compliance activities will continue in their existing reporting structures. (rit.edu)
  • Within CVM the Division of Compliance monitors the activities of our stakeholders, performs educational outreach to the field and industry, and pursues regulatory actions if warranted. (fda.gov)
  • Compliance assistance is provided to the regulated community through a variety of mechanisms including education, template procedures and forms, the Biotechnology Quality Management Support (BQMS) Program, and collaboration with academia and private and public stakeholders. (usda.gov)
  • Users who are members of the Compliance Management role group can configure and manage Exchange compliance configuration in accordance with their policies. (microsoft.com)
  • A 'culture of compliance' is an environment that supports adherence to the law and to University policies and procedures. (nyu.edu)
  • Compliance with laws, regulations, rules and policies is an expectation of all UNF employees. (unf.edu)
  • One objective of an institutional compliance program is to inventory and consolidate operative principles and policies so that all members of the community have easy access to general principles and detailed policies and procedures. (rit.edu)
  • The new Acorde Compliance Suite includes a records-management application for managing electronic and paper documents and E-mail, and an internal control application for automating compliance policies and procedures. (informationweek.com)
  • Compliance guidance and resources for producers and businesses. (usda.gov)
  • The UNF Code of Conduct and Ethics is a collaborative effort between the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Human Resources and the Compliance Office. (unf.edu)
  • Use the URL below to log into Compliance Assist using your current W&Muserid and Password (the same used for accessing all W&M network sites and resources). (wm.edu)
  • The Assistant Vice President of Compliance & Ethics will oversee and use the resources and knowledge of the members of the committee to accomplish this end. (rit.edu)
  • At an institutional level, the University has compliance obligations in addition to ensuring that individual compliance obligations are met. (nyu.edu)
  • The University Compliance Office seeks to assist each member of the University community in understanding compliance obligations by providing education and training opportunities in a number of different areas. (unf.edu)
  • The Compliance Committee is responsible for ensuring that the Compliance Program meets its objective activities by providing advice, guidance, and support in the operation of the Compliance Program. (rit.edu)
  • The Compliance Committee will work together with the Assistant Vice President of Compliance & Ethics with all aspects of the implementation of the Compliance Program. (rit.edu)
  • Do you have a state-of-the-art compliance program in place? (slideshare.net)
  • You will see how you can develop a pipeline to implement this configuration as code, be confident in the implementation, and expose it to production in a scalable way that addresses both desired state configuration and measurement of compliance levels. (redhat.com)
  • NSX reduces the scope of compliance by isolating the systems that store, process or transmit sensitive data. (vmware.com)
  • Please note that it is the responsibility of each facility to check their monthly reporting plans, summary data, and events for compliance with the NHSN surveillance protocols. (cdc.gov)
  • Small businesses' compliance with data protection regulations could be a gold mine for the channel. (crn.com)
  • A compliance monitoring apparatus (10) includes sensors (70, 72, 74, 76) for sensing specified conditions such as temperature and impact, and a signal processor (26) for storing sensor data and concurrent time data for subsequent analysis. (google.com)
  • And Amazon's EC2 platform has done just that, locking up PCI-DSS 2.0 compliance , providing potential enterprise clients with a welcome assurance of the maturity of the platform. (internetnews.com)
  • However, experience of coping with a similar regulatory regime in the life assurance and investment management sectors indicates that IT systems that use rules to entrench compliant procedures within an organisation offer by far the safest and most cost-effective means of compliance," she said. (computerweekly.com)
  • The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation administers the review process and provides guidance documents and compliance forms online. (wa.gov)
  • Three-quarters of respondents expect compliance costs either to stabilize or fall in the coming year (Exhibit 1). (mckinsey.com)
  • Respondents also believed that other European firms will not be expected to meet such stringent compliance terms to satisfy the directive. (computerweekly.com)
  • Changing a code of conduct and new ways of thinking about compliance in business means that African companies can now expand their reach to serve clients and communities wherever they are. (worldbank.org)
  • EPA's regulation requires such facilities to conduct stack tests for chromium to verify compliance with a standard. (ct.gov)
  • NYU is strongly committed to ethical conduct and fostering a 'culture of compliance. (nyu.edu)
  • The Compliance Program and Procedure is a means to implement the Compliance Policy and Code of Ethical Conduct and to promote ethical conduct and compliance across the entire RIT community. (rit.edu)