Failure of equipment to perform to standard. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.
The evaluation of incidents involving the loss of function of a device. These evaluations are used for a variety of purposes such as to determine the failure rates, the causes of failures, costs of failures, and the reliability and maintainability of devices.
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.
Any materials used in providing care specifically in the hospital.
Devices which are very resistant to wear and may be used over a long period of time. They include items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, artificial limbs, etc.
A measure of the quality of health care by assessment of unsuccessful results of management and procedures used in combating disease, in individual cases or series.
Equipment required for engaging in a sport (such as balls, bats, rackets, skis, skates, ropes, weights) and devices for the protection of athletes during their performance (such as masks, gloves, mouth pieces).
Methods of creating machines and devices.
The presence of an infectious agent on instruments, prostheses, or other inanimate articles.
Devices designed to provide personal protection against injury to individuals exposed to hazards in industry, sports, aviation, or daily activities.
Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.
Nonexpendable apparatus used during surgical procedures. They are differentiated from SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, usually hand-held and used in the immediate operative field.
The end-stage of CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. It is characterized by the severe irreversible kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and the reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE to less than 15 ml per min (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002). These patients generally require HEMODIALYSIS or KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.
Apparatus, devices, or supplies intended for one-time or temporary use.
A condition of substandard growth or diminished capacity to maintain normal function.
A form of rapid-onset LIVER FAILURE, also known as fulminant hepatic failure, caused by severe liver injury or massive loss of HEPATOCYTES. It is characterized by sudden development of liver dysfunction and JAUNDICE. Acute liver failure may progress to exhibit cerebral dysfunction even HEPATIC COMA depending on the etiology that includes hepatic ISCHEMIA, drug toxicity, malignant infiltration, and viral hepatitis such as post-transfusion HEPATITIS B and HEPATITIS C.
The upkeep of property or equipment.
Further or repeated use of equipment, instruments, devices, or materials. It includes additional use regardless of the original intent of the producer as to disposability or durability. It does not include the repeated use of fluids or solutions.
Clothing designed to protect the individual against possible exposure to known hazards.
Severe inability of the LIVER to perform its normal metabolic functions, as evidenced by severe JAUNDICE and abnormal serum levels of AMMONIA; BILIRUBIN; ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE; ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE; LACTATE DEHYDROGENASES; and albumin/globulin ratio. (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed)
The nonexpendable items used by the dentist or dental staff in the performance of professional duties. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p106)
A progressive condition usually characterized by combined failure of several organs such as the lungs, liver, kidney, along with some clotting mechanisms, usually postinjury or postoperative.
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.
Spontaneous or voluntary recreational activities pursued for enjoyment and accessories or equipment used in the activities; includes games, toys, etc.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Failure to adequately provide oxygen to cells of the body and to remove excess carbon dioxide from them. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Respirators to protect individuals from breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors.
A state of subnormal or depressed cardiac output at rest or during stress. It is a characteristic of CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, including congenital, valvular, rheumatic, hypertensive, coronary, and cardiomyopathic. The serious form of low cardiac output is characterized by marked reduction in STROKE VOLUME, and systemic vasoconstriction resulting in cold, pale, and sometimes cyanotic extremities.
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial contraction during SYSTOLE leading to defective cardiac emptying.
Abrupt reduction in kidney function. Acute kidney injury encompasses the entire spectrum of the syndrome including acute kidney failure; ACUTE KIDNEY TUBULAR NECROSIS; and other less severe conditions.
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.
Personal devices for protection of the eyes from impact, flying objects, glare, liquids, or injurious radiation.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.
Devices or pieces of equipment placed in or around the mouth or attached to instruments to protect the external or internal tissues of the mouth and the teeth.
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.
Malfunction of implantation shunts, valves, etc., and prosthesis loosening, migration, and breaking.
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.
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.
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial relaxation during DIASTOLE leading to defective cardiac filling.
A specialty concerned with the study of anesthetics and anesthesia.
Nonexpendable items used in examination.
The destroying of all forms of life, especially microorganisms, by heat, chemical, or other means.
The architecture, functional design, and construction of hospitals.
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.
Tools used in dentistry that operate at high rotation speeds.
Rendering pathogens harmless through the use of heat, antiseptics, antibacterial agents, etc.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
The removal of contaminating material, such as radioactive materials, biological materials, or CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, from a person or object.
Unforeseen occurrences, especially injuries in the course of work-related activities.
Conditions in which the KIDNEYS perform below the normal level in the ability to remove wastes, concentrate URINE, and maintain ELECTROLYTE BALANCE; BLOOD PRESSURE; and CALCIUM metabolism. Renal insufficiency can be classified by the degree of kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE.
Personal devices for protection of heads from impact, penetration from falling and flying objects, and from limited electric shock and burn.
Efforts and designs to reduce the incidence of unexpected undesirable events in various environments and situations.
Architecture, exterior and interior design, and construction of facilities other than hospitals, e.g., dental schools, medical schools, ambulatory care clinics, and specified units of health care facilities. The concept also includes architecture, design, and construction of specialized contained, controlled, or closed research environments including those of space labs and stations.
The amount of BLOOD pumped out of the HEART per beat, not to be confused with cardiac output (volume/time). It is calculated as the difference between the end-diastolic volume and the end-systolic volume.
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.
Facilities equipped for performing surgery.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Therapy for the insufficient cleansing of the BLOOD by the kidneys based on dialysis and including hemodialysis, PERITONEAL DIALYSIS, and HEMODIAFILTRATION.
Hospital department responsible for the administration of functions and activities pertaining to the delivery of anesthetics.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
Injuries incurred during participation in competitive or non-competitive sports.
Usage of a single needle among two or more people for injecting drugs. Needle sharing is a high-risk behavior for contracting infectious disease.
Facilities equipped to carry out investigative procedures.
Nonexpendable items used in the performance of orthopedic surgery and related therapy. They are differentiated from ORTHOTIC DEVICES, apparatus used to prevent or correct deformities in patients.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
Using ice skates, roller skates, or skateboards in racing or other competition or for recreation.
A PEPTIDE that is secreted by the BRAIN and the HEART ATRIA, stored mainly in cardiac ventricular MYOCARDIUM. It can cause NATRIURESIS; DIURESIS; VASODILATION; and inhibits secretion of RENIN and ALDOSTERONE. It improves heart function. It contains 32 AMINO ACIDS.
The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
Instruments used for injecting or withdrawing fluids. (Stedman, 25th ed)
A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease that is characterized by ventricular dilation, VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, and HEART FAILURE. Risk factors include SMOKING; ALCOHOL DRINKING; HYPERTENSION; INFECTION; PREGNANCY; and mutations in the LMNA gene encoding LAMIN TYPE A, a NUCLEAR LAMINA protein.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
The muscle tissue of the HEART. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.
Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.
Provision of physical and biological barriers to the dissemination of potentially hazardous biologically active agents (bacteria, viruses, recombinant DNA, etc.). Physical containment involves the use of special equipment, facilities, and procedures to prevent the escape of the agent. Biological containment includes use of immune personnel and the selection of agents and hosts that will minimize the risk should the agent escape the containment facility.
Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.
Cessation of ovarian function after MENARCHE but before the age of 40, without or with OVARIAN FOLLICLE depletion. It is characterized by the presence of OLIGOMENORRHEA or AMENORRHEA, elevated GONADOTROPINS, and low ESTRADIOL levels. It is a state of female HYPERGONADOTROPIC HYPOGONADISM. Etiologies include genetic defects, autoimmune processes, chemotherapy, radiation, and infections.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the left HEART VENTRICLE. Its measurement is an important aspect of the clinical evaluation of patients with heart disease to determine the effects of the disease on cardiac performance.
Air pollutants found in the work area. They are usually produced by the specific nature of the occupation.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms.
The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.
Disease having a short and relatively severe course.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Advanced technology that is costly, requires highly skilled personnel, and is unique in its particular application. Includes innovative, specialized medical/surgical procedures as well as advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
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.
Institutional funding for facilities and for equipment which becomes a part of the assets of the institution.
Studies determining the effectiveness or value of processes, personnel, and equipment, or the material on conducting such studies. For drugs and devices, CLINICAL TRIALS AS TOPIC; DRUG EVALUATION; and DRUG EVALUATION, PRECLINICAL are available.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.
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.
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
Pricing statements presented by more than one party for the purpose of securing a contract.
Inability or inadequacy of a dental restoration or prosthesis to perform as expected.
A system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in a product or process by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The application of scientific knowledge or technology to the field of radiology. The applications center mostly around x-ray or radioisotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes but the technological applications of any radiation or radiologic procedure is within the scope of radiologic technology.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
The geometric and structural changes that the HEART VENTRICLES undergo, usually following MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. It comprises expansion of the infarct and dilatation of the healthy ventricle segments. While most prevalent in the left ventricle, it can also occur in the right ventricle.
Drugs that bind to but do not activate beta-adrenergic receptors thereby blocking the actions of beta-adrenergic agonists. Adrenergic beta-antagonists are used for treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, angina pectoris, glaucoma, migraine headaches, and anxiety.
An infant during the first month after birth.
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.
Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.
Instruments for the visual examination of interior structures of the body. There are rigid endoscopes and flexible fiberoptic endoscopes for various types of viewing in ENDOSCOPY.
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).
A class of drugs whose main indications are the treatment of hypertension and heart failure. They exert their hemodynamic effect mainly by inhibiting the renin-angiotensin system. They also modulate sympathetic nervous system activity and increase prostaglandin synthesis. They cause mainly vasodilation and mild natriuresis without affecting heart rate and contractility.
Abuse, overuse, or misuse of a substance by its injection into a vein.
Emergency care or treatment given to a person who suddenly becomes ill or injured before full medical services become available.
Mechanical devices used to produce or assist pulmonary ventilation.
Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.
The confinement of a patient in a hospital.
Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.
Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.
A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.
Evaluation, planning, and use of a range of procedures and airway devices for the maintenance or restoration of a patient's ventilation.
Agents that have a strengthening effect on the heart or that can increase cardiac output. They may be CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES; SYMPATHOMIMETICS; or other drugs. They are used after MYOCARDIAL INFARCT; CARDIAC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; in SHOCK; or in congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
Agents that promote the excretion of urine through their effects on kidney function.
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)
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
Events that overwhelm the resources of local HOSPITALS and health care providers. They are likely to impose a sustained demand for HEALTH SERVICES rather than the short, intense peak customary with smaller scale disasters.
Hospital department responsible for the purchasing of supplies and equipment.
Substances used on inanimate objects that destroy harmful microorganisms or inhibit their activity. Disinfectants are classed as complete, destroying SPORES as well as vegetative forms of microorganisms, or incomplete, destroying only vegetative forms of the organisms. They are distinguished from ANTISEPTICS, which are local anti-infective agents used on humans and other animals. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Regulation of the rate of contraction of the heart muscles by an artificial pacemaker.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.
The individuals employed by the hospital.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.
Hospital department which is responsible for the administration of diagnostic pulmonary function tests and of procedures to restore optimum pulmonary ventilation.
The productive enterprises concerned with food processing.
Management of the organization of HEALTH FACILITIES.
The physical effects involving the presence of electric charges at rest and in motion.
The specialty related to the performance of techniques in clinical pathology such as those in hematology, microbiology, and other general clinical laboratory applications.
NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).
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.
Inhalation of oxygen aimed at restoring toward normal any pathophysiologic alterations of gas exchange in the cardiopulmonary system, as by the use of a respirator, nasal catheter, tent, chamber, or mask. (From Dorland, 27th ed & Stedman, 25th ed)
Devices which can substitute for normally functioning KIDNEYS in removing components from the blood by DIALYSIS that are normally eliminated in the URINE.
Small pumps, often implantable, designed for temporarily assisting the heart, usually the LEFT VENTRICLE, to pump blood. They consist of a pumping chamber and a power source, which may be partially or totally external to the body and activated by electromagnetic motors.
The lower right and left chambers of the heart. The right ventricle pumps venous BLOOD into the LUNGS and the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood into the systemic arterial circulation.
Management, removal, and elimination of biologic, infectious, pathologic, and dental waste. The concept includes blood, mucus, tissue removed at surgery or autopsy, soiled surgical dressings, and other materials requiring special control and handling. Disposal may take place where the waste is generated or elsewhere.
A specialty field of radiology concerned with diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative use of radioactive compounds in a pharmaceutical form.
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.
A weight-carrying structure for navigation of the air that is supported either by its own buoyancy or by the dynamic action of the air against its surfaces. (Webster, 1973)
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)
Hand-held tools or implements used by health professionals for the performance of surgical tasks.
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.
Any enterprise centered on the processing, assembly, production, or marketing of a line of products, services, commodities, or merchandise, in a particular field often named after its principal product. Examples include the automobile, fishing, music, publishing, insurance, and textile industries.
Elements, compounds, mixtures, or solutions that are considered severely harmful to human health and the environment. They include substances that are toxic, corrosive, flammable, or explosive.
The science of designing, building or equipping mechanical devices or artificial environments to the anthropometric, physiological, or psychological requirements of the people who will use them.
A group of diseases in which the dominant feature is the involvement of the CARDIAC MUSCLE itself. Cardiomyopathies are classified according to their predominant pathophysiological features (DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY; HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY; RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY) or their etiological/pathological factors (CARDIOMYOPATHY, ALCOHOLIC; ENDOCARDIAL FIBROELASTOSIS).
Hospital department responsible for the administration and management of nuclear medicine services.
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.
The process of minimizing risk to an organization by developing systems to identify and analyze potential hazards to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences, and by attempting to handle events and incidents which do occur in such a manner that their effect and cost are minimized. Effective risk management has its greatest benefits in application to insurance in order to avert or minimize financial liability. (From Slee & Slee: Health care terms, 2d ed)
A competitive team sport played on a rectangular field. This is the American or Canadian version of the game and also includes the form known as rugby. It does not include non-North American football (= SOCCER).
AUTOMOBILES, trucks, buses, or similar engine-driven conveyances. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
Electrically powered devices that are intended to assist in the maintenance of the thermal balance of infants, principally by controlling the air temperature and humidity in an enclosure. (from UMDNS, 1999)
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
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.
Infectious organisms in the BLOOD, of which the predominant medical interest is their contamination of blood-soiled linens, towels, gowns, BANDAGES, other items from individuals in risk categories, NEEDLES and other sharp objects, MEDICAL WASTE and DENTAL WASTE, all of which health workers are exposed to. This concept is differentiated from the clinical conditions of BACTEREMIA; VIREMIA; and FUNGEMIA where the organism is present in the blood of a patient as the result of a natural infectious process.
The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.
Those funds disbursed for facilities and equipment, particularly those related to the delivery of health care.
The visualization of deep structures of the body by recording the reflections or echoes of ultrasonic pulses directed into the tissues. Use of ultrasound for imaging or diagnostic purposes employs frequencies ranging from 1.6 to 10 megahertz.
Controlled physical activity which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used.
The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.
Necrosis or disintegration of skeletal muscle often followed by myoglobinuria.
The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.
Instruments and apparatus for radiation applications and their components and associated expendables.
Contractile activity of the MYOCARDIUM.
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.
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.
The science and technology dealing with the procurement, breeding, care, health, and selection of animals used in biomedical research and testing.
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.
A vehicle equipped for transporting patients in need of emergency care.
A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)
A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.
A repeat operation for the same condition in the same patient due to disease progression or recurrence, or as followup to failed previous surgery.
Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.
A procedure involving placement of a tube into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to provide a patient with oxygen and anesthesia.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
A snow sport which uses skis to glide over the snow. It does not include water-skiing.
Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.
Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.

How can videolaparoscopy be used in a peritoneal dialysis programme? (1/1305)

BACKGROUND: Recently videolaparoscopy is considered to have a vaster use in surgery due to the undeniable benefits such as low operatory traumatism, quick recovery of canalization, a short stay in the hospital and minor scarring. METHODS: Forty patients were treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD); 15 videolaparoscopic procedures were performed on 13 patients before starting PD and two during the course of PD. The videolaparoscopy procedure was started by inducing pneumoperitoneum after initiation of general anaesthesia through endotracheal intubation. RESULTS: Peritoneal catheter placement was carried out in 11 ESRD patients showing abdominal scars due to previous laparotomies; their abdominal condition precluded safe PC placement using conventional non-laparoscopic procedures with local anaesthesia. Release of adhesions was performed only in two patients. Videolaparoscopy was also used in three patients for elective cholecystectomy; 2/3 underwent concomitant PC insertion. One patient was submitted to cholecystectomy during the course of CAPD; following the procedure we left the peritoneum dry overnight and then we started temporary IPD, using small volumes, avoiding haemodialysis (HD). Regular CAPD was resumed 6 days later. Finally, videolaparoscopy was also used for diagnostic purpose i.e. in one 59-year-old man patient who had a peritoneal catheter obstruction. Repeated rescue attempts using urokinase solution to irrigate the peritoneal catheter had been used in vain attempts prior to the procedure. CONCLUSIONS: Videolaparoscopy proves to be a useful tool in a PD programme. Firstly, it may be used as a technique for catheter implantation, not as a routine procedure but in patients with extensive abdominal scars due to previous laparotomy, i.e. at risk for accidental viscera perforation due to the possibility of adhesions between intestinal loops and parietal peritoneum. Secondly, videolaparoscopy used for abdominal surgery allows the resumption of PD immediately after surgical procedure and thus avoiding HD. Videolaparoscopy is fundamental for diagnosis and rescue of catheter dysfunction and has an integral role in the successful management of these patients in extending catheter function and permitting safe replacement of peritoneal catheter if it becomes necessary. Along with the undeniable advantages, remains the disadvantages that it must be carried out by an expert surgeon in an operating theatre while the patient is under general anaesthesia.  (+info)

In vitro comparison of the retention capacity of new aesthetic brackets. (2/1305)

Tensile bond strength and bond failure location were evaluated in vitro for two types of aesthetic brackets (non-silanated ceramic, polycarbonate) and one stainless steel bracket, using bovine teeth as the substrate and diacrylate resin as the adhesive. The results show that metallic bracket had the highest bond strength (13.21 N) followed by the new plastic bracket (12.01 N), which does not require the use of a primer. The non-silanated ceramic bracket produced the lowest bond strength (8.88 N). Bond failures occurred mainly between bracket and cement, although a small percentage occurred between the enamel-cement interface with the metal and plastic brackets and within the cement for the plastic bracket. With the ceramic bracket all the failures occurred at the bracket-cement interface. This suggests that the problems of enamel lesions produced by this type of bracket may have been eliminated. The results also show that the enamel/adhesive bond is stronger than the adhesive/bracket bond in this in vitro study.  (+info)

Autoclaving impairs the connector-tube bond of the laryngeal mask airway but not its airtightness. (3/1305)

The general-purpose laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is re-usable when undamaged, and cleaned and autoclaved correctly. We had found weakening of the silicone adhesive that bonds the connector of the LMA to the tube. We report that repeated autoclaving damaged the adhesive such that the connector could be rotated in the tube after the 12th autoclave cycle in almost all of the LMA tested. The damage to the adhesive did not affect the airtightness of the junction, which appears to be maintained by the material properties of the connector and tube and by the shape of the join.  (+info)

The prediction of failure of the stem in THR by measurement of early migration using EBRA-FCA. Einzel-Bild-Roentgen-Analyse-femoral component analysis. (4/1305)

We report the ten-year results for three designs of stem in 240 total hip replacements, for which subsidence had been measured on plain radiographs at regular intervals. Accurate migration patterns could be determined by the method of Einzel-Bild-Roentgen-Analyse-femoral component analysis (EBRA-FCA) for 158 hips (66%). Of these, 108 stems (68%) remained stable throughout, and five (3%) started to migrate after a median of 54 months. Initial migration of at least 1 mm was seen in 45 stems (29%) during the first two years, but these then became stable. We revised 17 stems for aseptic loosening, and 12 for other reasons. Revision for aseptic loosening could be predicted by EBRA-FCA with a sensitivity of 69%, a specificity of 80%, and an accuracy of 79% by the use of a threshold of subsidence of 1.5 mm during the first two years. Similar observations over a five-year period allowed the long-term outcome to be predicted with an accuracy of 91%. We discuss the importance of four different patterns of subsidence and confirm that the early measurement of migration by a reasonably accurate method can help to predict long-term outcome. Such methods should be used to evaluate new and modified designs of prosthesis.  (+info)

Injuries caused by falling soccer goalposts in Denmark. (5/1305)

OBJECTIVE: A falling soccer goalpost is associated with the potential risk of serious injury that can sometimes even be fatal. The aim of the study was to analyse the extent of the problem in Denmark and focus on the mechanism of injury and prevention. METHODS: Data were analysed for the period 1989-1997 from the European Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance System, which is an electronic register of the injuries seen in the casualty departments of the hospitals of five selected cities in Denmark representing 14% of the Danish population; in addition, fatal accidents in the whole of Denmark since 1981 were examined. Forty two injured persons were interviewed about the circumstances of the accident. Attempts were made to estimate the proportion of goalposts secured by counterweight in the five different regions, compared with the proportion secured with ground stakes and those that were unsecured, by analysing data from the largest producers of goalposts in Denmark. RESULTS: In the period 1981-1988, two fatal accidents were recorded. In the period 1989-1997, 117 people were injured by a falling goalpost; six of the injuries required hospitalisation. Some 88% of the injured were under the age of 15. In a telephone interview with 42 of the injured, 50% stated that the goalpost fell because someone was hanging on the crossbar. Comparing the five different regions with respect to the proportion of goalposts secured by counterweight and the number of accidents, the following relation was found. Areas in which a high percentage of the goalposts were secured by a counterweight correlated inversely with a high number of accidents (r = -0.9; p = 0.04). CONCLUSION: Soccer is a widely played sport and it is important to be aware that accidents caused by falling goalposts can occur and that they presumably can be prevented by proper use of goalposts, by using secure goalposts, and by securing old goalposts with a counterweight.  (+info)

Inappropriate shocks delivered by implantable cardiac defibrillators during oversensing of activity of diaphagmatic muscle. (6/1305)

Two cases are reported (both men, one 72 and one 54 years old) of inappropriate shocks delivered by an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) device, which oversensed the myopotentials induced by deep breathing and Valsalva manoeuvre. No damage to leads was associated with the oversensing of myopotentials. The mechanism of the inappropriate shocks was determined using real time electrograms. Modification of the duration of ventricular detection and decrease in sensitivity made it possible to avoid the oversensing of myopotentials and to deliver ICD treatment.  (+info)

Contraceptive failure rates: new estimates from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth. (7/1305)

CONTEXT: Unintended pregnancy remains a major public health concern in the United States. Information on pregnancy rates among contraceptive users is needed to guide medical professionals' recommendations and individuals' choices of contraceptive methods. METHODS: Data were taken from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) and the 1994-1995 Abortion Patient Survey (APS). Hazards models were used to estimate method-specific contraceptive failure rates during the first six months and during the first year of contraceptive use for all U.S. women. In addition, rates were corrected to take into account the underreporting of induced abortion in the NSFG. Corrected 12-month failure rates were also estimated for subgroups of women by age, union status, poverty level, race or ethnicity, and religion. RESULTS: When contraceptive methods are ranked by effectiveness over the first 12 months of use (corrected for abortion underreporting), the implant and injectables have the lowest failure rates (2-3%), followed by the pill (8%), the diaphragm and the cervical cap (12%), the male condom (14%), periodic abstinence (21%), withdrawal (24%) and spermicides (26%). In general, failure rates are highest among cohabiting and other unmarried women, among those with an annual family income below 200% of the federal poverty level, among black and Hispanic women, among adolescents and among women in their 20s. For example, adolescent women who are not married but are cohabiting experience a failure rate of about 31% in the first year of contraceptive use, while the 12-month failure rate among married women aged 30 and older is only 7%. Black women have a contraceptive failure rate of about 19%, and this rate does not vary by family income; in contrast, overall 12-month rates are lower among Hispanic women (15%) and white women (10%), but vary by income, with poorer women having substantially greater failure rates than more affluent women. CONCLUSIONS: Levels of contraceptive failure vary widely by method, as well as by personal and background characteristics. Income's strong influence on contraceptive failure suggests that access barriers and the general disadvantage associated with poverty seriously impede effective contraceptive practice in the United States.  (+info)

Contraceptive failure, method-related discontinuation and resumption of use: results from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth. (8/1305)

CONTEXT: Half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended. Of these, half occur to women who were practicing contraception in the month they conceived, and others occur when couples stop use because they find their method difficult or inconvenient to use. METHODS: Data from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth were used to compute life-table probabilities of contraceptive failure for reversible methods of contraception, discontinuation of use for a method-related reason and resumption of contraceptive use. RESULTS: Within one year of starting to use a reversible method of contraception, 9% of women experience a contraceptive failure--7% of those using the pill, 9% of those relying on the male condom and 19% of those practicing withdrawal. During a lifetime of use of reversible methods, the typical woman will experience 1.8 contraceptive failures. Overall, 31% of women discontinue use of a reversible contraceptive for a method-related reason within six months of starting use, and 44% do so within 12 months; however, 68% resume use of a method within one month and 76% do so within three months. Multivariate analyses show that the risk of contraceptive failure is elevated among low-income women and Hispanic women. Low-income women are also less likely than other women to resume contraceptive use after discontinuation. CONCLUSIONS: The risks of pregnancy during typical use of reversible methods of contraception are considerably higher than risks of failure during clinical trials, reflecting imperfect use of these methods rather than lack of inherent efficacy. High rates of method-related discontinuation probably reflect dissatisfaction with available methods.  (+info)

On October 15, 2007, Medtronic voluntarily suspended distribution of the Sprint Fidelis lead due to growing concerns regarding an abnormally high fracture rate with 665 lead failures and 5 potential resultant deaths (12). Initial performance reports from Medtronic did not identify a statistically significant difference in lead survival compared with other lead models such as the Sprint Quattro, although the difference was projected to reach statistical significance if the failure rate remained constant. Recommendations regarding management included routine monitoring with adjustment of impedance alarm thresholds. Medtronic and its Independent Physician Quality Panel deemed the current failure rate of 2.3% at 30 months inadequate to justify prophylactic lead replacement, citing major complication rates of extraction between 1.4% and 7.3% (8,13-15).. Since this initial report, several groups have reported observations of higher failure rates (2,3,16). Krahn et al. (16) described a 3.91% failure ...
Fracture of a transvenous high-voltage ICD lead was first observed in the original CPI Endotak model in 1988.8 Patients who had this lead suffered multiple inappropriate shocks, and it was withdrawn from clinical trial. Since then, conductor fractures and insulation disruption have challenged engineers and physicians to develop improved designs and implant techniques. Progress has been made, but not without setbacks. The Medtronic Transvene lead, a coaxial polyurethane design introduced in 1993 and implanted in ,24 000 patients, exhibited both insulation degradation and conductor fractures; these failures typically appeared ≥4 years after implant and most commonly presented as inappropriate shocks.9 A mismatch between the terminal pin of the Boston Scientific Endotak DSP and the pulse generator connector header resulted in insulation and conductor defects when the pin punctured the lead; again, inappropriate shocks were the usual consequence. Surgical methods have contributed to lead failure, ...
Neuromuscular-incapacitating devices (NID) are being used increasingly worldwide by law-enforcement authorities to restrain violent behavior.1 Electrical noise-related, inappropriate detection by implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) has been documented.2,3 Detection of NID discharge by ICD has been described,4,5 but the effects of duration of NID discharge and ICD detection and therapy have not been established. The authors hypothesized that a longer duration of NID energy might lead to shocks from the defibrillator.4. With the approval of the animal care committee of our institution, we tested this hypothesis in a pig implanted with Medtronic 7275 GEM III DR ICD. The method used for performing the experiment in a pig model has been described previously.6 In the present study, we used subcutaneous insertion of the darts. Particular attention was given to ensure that the darts were in the subcutaneous tissue and not any deeper, to avoid any possibility of direct stimulation through the ...
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Reports of frequent fracturing of Sprint Fidelis leads on Medtronic implantable defibrillators had been piling up for months, but the company only chose to withdraw the defective leads earlier this week.
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Leads under advisory may vary considerably with regard to their potential for failure. The clinical implications of failure and timing of failure can be variable and different among patients. As a result, the management also can vary significantly, from close surveillance to a complex reoperation involving lead extraction. Analysis of the Accufix (Teletronics) pacing lead advisory showed a 10-fold increase in complications when leads were extracted compared with leaving the recalled lead in place.15 This observation showed that careful consideration must be used in the setting of an advisory before device replacement or lead extraction. Amin et al16 proposed a Markov decision-analysis model to compare risks and benefits for elective device replacement in devices under advisory. Their findings suggested that the main factor affecting whether a device should be removed is the estimated risk of device failure. In contrast, lead advisories represent an entirely distinct problem compared with device ...
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Implantable devices, including valves, stents, occlusion devices, pacemakers, and debrillator systems, have become widespread and indispensable tools for cardiovascular therapy. Subjected as they are to the incessantly dynamic mechanical environment of a beating heart, a fundamental component of demonstrating safety, and one of the basic regulatory challenges, is testing to ensure their physical resilience and resistance to fatigue failure. Fracture of such devices in situ has traditionally been considered a mark of failure, not simply in the material sense, and although such failures are not always catastrophic, they are still cause for concern. With the introduction of ultra-noncompliant angioplasty balloons, it is now conceivable and feasible to impose intentional overload fracture of some vascular and valvar prostheses for therapeutic rather than for detrimental effect. The report by Chhatriwalla et al1 in the current issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions adds to a growing ...
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One embodiment of the present invention provides an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for subcutaneous positioning over a patients ribcage, the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator including a housing, wherein the housing conforms to the patients ribcage when subcutaneously positioned; an electrode disposed upon a portion of the housing; and an electrical circuit located within the housing, wherein the electrical circuit is electrically coupled to the electrode.
ECOST, a prospective multicentre clinical trial designed to examine the safety and effectiveness of remote monitoring of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients with Biotronik Home Monitoring, demonstrates for the first time that daily remote monitoring with Biotronik Home Monitoring reduces inappropriate shocks and improves battery longevity in long-term follow-up (27 months) of patients with an ICD. The results were presented by Salem Kacet, principal investigator of the trial, at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2011 on 29 August 2011 in Paris, France.. Researchers analysed 433 patients who were randomly assigned to Home Monitoring follow-up or standard in-office care. Patients in the Home Monitoring group were scheduled for in-office follow-ups at yearly intervals. In between, device- or patient-related event notifications by the Home Monitoring system could trigger additional in-office follow-ups. Patients in the control group received standard of care with ...
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ContextRecent implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) advisories and recalls have caused management dilemmas for physicians, particularly because there are
The Particulars: Previous studies have suggested that the rates of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) lead fractures are high among young patients. This patient population has also been found to be at risk for venous occlusion with transvenous ICD lead placement. A minimally invasive epicardial ICD placement may provide younger patients with a more desirable treatment alternative.. Data Breakdown: Investigators reviewed the charts of 22 children who underwent ICD placement using an epicardial pace/sense lead and a separate coil that was placed laterally-posterior to the pericardial sack through a 2 cm submammary incision-and tunneled the leads to an abdominal generator. All patients in the study had successful ICD implantations, and there were no deaths at 20 months follow-up. One patient required a right ventricle lead replacement. Another patient experienced an ICD generator failure but did not have problems with the lead or coil. Two other patients required drainage of a pleural ...
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Chronic complications include the following: Device-related pain Lead fracture Inappropriate shocks Erosion of device through skin Immunologic rejection - Rare
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Out of 200,909 implants, 3,390 patients (1.7%) developed an ICD infection. The infection rate was 1.4%, 1.5%, and 2.0% for single, dual, and biventricular ICDs, respectively (p < 0.001). Generator replacement had a higher rate compared to initial implant (1.9% vs. 1.6%, p < 0.001). The factors associated with infection were adverse event during implant requiring reintervention (odds ratio [OR], 2.692; 95% confidence interval [CI], 2.304-3.145), prior valvular surgery (OR, 1.525; 95% CI, 1.375-1.692), reimplantation for device upgrade, malfunction, or manufacturer advisory (OR, 1.354; 95% CI, 1.196-1.533), renal failure on dialysis (OR, 1.342; 95% CI, 1.123-1.604), chronic lung disease (OR, 1.215; 95% CI, 1.125-1.312), cerebrovascular disease (OR, 1.172; 95% CI, 1.076-1.276), and warfarin (OR, 1.155; 95% CI, 1.060-1.257).. ...
Currently, explains investigator Dr Philippe Mabo form the University Hospital of Rennes, France, regular in-clinic follow-up must be performed every three months, according to manufacturer guidelines. But there are two drawbacks to the in-clinic follow-up - theyre time-constrained for both the patient and the clinic, and theres no link between the time of the appointment and the clinical event or device malfunction. So theres a clinical need to consider new follow-up strategy.. In response, several manufacturers have developed new technologies which allow the remote transmission of information from the device and on its therapeutic effect. Critical data can be transmitted at any time on system integrity or unexpected events - for example, lead integrity, battery status or ineffectively delivered therapy. Data stored in the device are transmitted by phone from the patients home to the implant centre, with website access to the data.. In this context, said Dr Mabo, remote device ...
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A system and method are provided for detecting dislodgment of a right atrial endocardial lead implanted within a heart right atrium wherein the lead includes an electrode. Atrial and ventricular activity of the heart are sensed with one other lead during a time period. Also during the time period, heart activity is sensed with the endocardial lead electrode. The sensed heart activity is stored in memory. The stored heart activity sensed with the one other lead is analyzed to establish a first time window from the sensed atrial heart activity and a second time window from the sensed ventricular activity. The heart activity sensed with the endocardial lead electrode during the first time window is then compared to the heart activity sensed with the endocardial lead electrode during the second time window.
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HC,. Point taken. The scourge of predatory medicine is a black mark for all doctors, whether it is spinal fusions, coronary stents, or even cardiac devices. I have been a long-standing, outspoken advocate for applying clinical judgment in the use of ICDs. Even before I read this important, but infrequently cited Josephson piece, I was mindful of the limitations of ICD, and the flaws of the prophylactic ICD trials. I was on the front lines of the first recalls, and I am still living with the Sprint Fidelis debacle. My wife is a palliative care doctor, so I understand the concept of all-cause mortality versus arrhythmic-mortality. The unfairness of life though, is that swinging pendulums whack everybody-even those that apply (and have applied) critical thinking. Perhaps, the present-day intrusions into the doctor-patient relationship are getting to me. As Malcolm Gladwell writes about in his recent book What the Dog Saw, the outlier, egregious (Midei-like) cases dont follow a predictable ...
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... circuit or equipment failure; brief and intense rainfall on site; regular and continuous rainfall on site; and rises in ... Instead of evaluating only the five factors required by Rule RFS I.2.e (river flood, dam failure, tide, storm surge and tsunami ... It suggested that two criteria should be met: that buildings containing equipment important for safety should be built on a ... The incident illustrated the potential for flooding to damage multiple items of equipment throughout a plant, weaknesses in ...
The cause was from equipment failure. 1993 On June 9, a cinder block duplex in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, exploded as a New ... 1993 On November 30, a building in Truckee, California exploded from a failure in a propane distribution system. 1 person was ... Cohn, D'Vera (March 30, 1993). "Damage by Equipment May Have Weakened Pipeline; Most Oil Recovered; Drinking Water Considered ... PHMSA Pipeline Failure Investigation Reports are at ...
The equipment was completed in 2006. By then, the signs atop the building were not being used by any advertiser and contained ... "A failure to communicate?". Newsday. June 1, 2006. p. 14. Archived from the original on September 20, 2021. Retrieved September ... There is mechanical equipment on the 49th floor and on two mezzanines above it. These stories contain three diesel generators, ... After the broadcast equipment atop the World Trade Center's towers was destroyed during the September 11 attacks in 2001, the ...
"Pulmonary: Heart Failure". Archived from the original on 2009-02-01. Retrieved 2008-12-21. Overview at ( ... "Pulmonary Artery Wedge Pressure • LITFL • CCC Equipment". Life in the Fast Lane • LITFL • Medical Blog. 2019-01-04. Retrieved ...
Brittain, Colin (2004). "Protective clothing, scuba equipment and equipment maintenance". Let's Dive: Sub-Aqua Association Club ... The failure is seldom catastrophic, but the leak will get worse over time.: 185 High pressure hose lengths vary from about 150 ... This is not usually a catastrophic failure mode, but should be fixed as it will get worse, and it wastes gas. Gas leaks Air ... Free flow is not normally used on scuba equipment as the high gas flow rates are inefficient and wasteful. In constant-flow ...
He finished 39th after suffering equipment failure. The team made the next race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with Carl Long ... Mike Hillman, who was partnered with Joe Falk and his team was named as a partner for 2016, purchasing equipment from Hillman- ... The team used the owner's points and equipment of Tommy Baldwin Racing's former No. 36 team, sold to Robinson at the beginning ... On October 22, 2012, the team sold off its Cup Series equipment in an auction to NEMCO Motorsports and Joe Nemechek, with ...
"NBC blames 'equipment failure' for brief blackout during Super Bowl". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2018-02-05. National Association of ... The network blamed "a brief equipment failure." NBC reported that no commercial advertising was lost. Prior to Super Bowl XLV, ...
Boba, Antonio (December 1982). "Responsibility for Equipment Failure: Consumer vs. Manufacturer". Anesthesiology. 57 (6): 547. ... For an accident to fall under product liability, there needs to be either a defect, failure to provide adequate warnings, or ... Trejo) the plaintiff needs to prove failure of the manufacturer to pass the consumer expectation test. That is potentially how ... a failure to install safety-critical software updates that the insured person knows, or ought reasonably to know, are safety- ...
"Launch vehicle support equipment causes test failure". 5 February 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015. "Pentagon's Global ... A Failure Review Board released the results of their investigation into the failed launch in early February 2015. The board ...
Equipment failure and hypoxia are suspected causes. 24 April Ninth of 13 North American X-10s, GM-52-2, c/n 9, on Navaho X-10 ... USA after a complete electrical systems failure. The failure occurred at around 30,000 ft (9,100 m) and the backup system ... The failure mode was determined later when another B-52 experienced a similar incident that blew off the rear right hand ... The fact the crew had not removed the propulsion safety pin during the drill contributed to the failure of the sustainer motor ...
The experiment is once again a failure. Carter and Devin give up for the day, but Amps convinces Perry to set up a second test ... Perry orders them to destroy the equipment, and they leave the lab with Devin in tow. As they put him in a car, Devin stares ... Further tests prove failures. Frustrated, Devin requests Carter contact the grant organization and request money for more tests ... As they set up the equipment, Amps and Carter bond. Devin confides to Perry that his father, a scientist, experienced his ...
Had it just been an equipment failure? The film suggested that the inquiry had seriously considered the possibility, voiced by ... A senior officer carpets DCI Flanagan and his Detective Inspector for the failures of the SSU, culminating in their having " ...
There was no evidence of equipment failure. The report stated that a postmortem examination of the skeletal fragments had been ...
The closure failure fatally injured one technician. The equipment was installed in 1989. The leak just south of Canton, Ohio, ... The cause of the failure was never found. On October 18, Louisiana-based oil company LLOG Exploration had a crude oil spill of ... The cause of the failure was unknown. On January 25, a Magellan pipeline leaked 46,830 gallons (1,115 barrels) of diesel fuel ... When contacted, pipeline personnel had no idea that there was a problem and offered no reason for their equipment malfunction. ...
His dive was aborted due to equipment failure. It was a Turkish Navy experimental dive.[citation needed] Subsequently died ... The equipment used for deep diving depends on both the depth and the type of diving. Scuba is limited to equipment that can be ... Much technical equipment is simply not designed for the necessarily greater stresses at depths, and reports of key equipment ( ... Usually the two are combined, as the procedures must be adapted to suit the equipment, and in some cases the equipment is ...
"ThinkTV is back on air after equipment failure". Dayton Daily News. Cox Media Group. Retrieved July 10, 2019. Kiesewetter, John ...
Equipment failure is one possible type of accident. In Białystok, Poland, in 2001 the electronics associated with a particle ... While the initial failure was the simple failure of a semiconductor diode, it set in motion a series of events which led to a ... Failure to remove decay heat may cause the reactor core temperature to rise to dangerous levels and has caused nuclear ... This differs from a fuel element failure, which is not caused by high temperatures. A meltdown may be caused by a loss of ...
It also provides IT equipment failure analysis service. Currently,[when?] the company has 30 offices around the world. "Case ... The company offers failure analysis, forensic investigations in the cause of various failures, including electrical systems, ... Services this company provides include damage assessment, repair and replacement cost valuation, equipment restoration ...
Pepe Smith, 71, Filipino rock musician (Juan de la Cruz Band, Speed, Glue & Shinki, Asin), heart failure. John Raymond Smythies ... Harlan Anderson, 89, American computer engineer, co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation. Jaime Ardila Casamitjana, 100, ... Etsuko Ichihara, 82, Japanese actress (Your Name, Hideyoshi, The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun), heart failure. ... Michael Yeung, 73, Chinese Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Hong Kong (since 2017), liver failure. Milan Balabán, 89, Czech ...
Schroeder, Kaitlin (July 9, 2019). "ThinkTV is back on air after equipment failure". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved July 9, 2019 ... 2019 due to the failure of a multiplexer in the master control power supply at ThinkTV in downtown Dayton. On November 15, 2019 ... ThinkTV entered phase two of its digital conversion with the installation of new digital master control equipment and the ... per an agreement with Greater Dayton Public Television, WHIO-TV (channel 7), which had suffered a transmitter failure on ...
"5.56mm L101A1 (HK53) Rifle - Equipment Failure Report". Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom). 15 November ... "The Evolution of Equipment for the Royal Engineers 1870-1970, Section III - Mines and Demolition Stores and Equipment". The ... 46029, Complete Equipment Schedule, Service Edition, Machine Gun,, L4A4 and Accessories. Ministry of Defence (United ... Defence Equipment and Support. September 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2020. Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom). Army Code No. ...
Schroeder, Kaitlin (July 9, 2019). "ThinkTV is back on air after equipment failure". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved July 9, 2019 ... 2019 due to the failure of a multiplexer in the master control power supply at ThinkTV in downtown Dayton. The station's ...
Gear and equipment failure dogged the Irish campaign. In the 31,500-mile race, noted for risk of loss of life and boat, NCB ...
"Titan/Centaur failure is severe setback for NASA". New Scientist. February 21, 1974. Retrieved March 2, 2022. Entry at Gunter's ... It was designed to test high-voltage equipment in outer space. Spaceflight portal 1974 in spaceflight "NASA - NSSDCA - ... Satellite launch failures, Spacecraft launched in 1974, All stub articles, United States spacecraft stubs). ...
Equipment failure may contribute to fatalities and injuries. Approximately one in 750 deployments of a main parachute result in ... Most parachuting equipment is ruggedly designed and is enjoyed by several owners before being retired. A rigger is trained to ... A parachutist's equipment consists of at least three, usually four components, a container/harness system, a main canopy, a ... Static line failures pose risks of towed paratroopers. Parachuting disciplines such as BASE jumping or those that involve ...
The failure ejected a 109 inches (2.8 m) long section of pipe, and released 38 million cu ft (1.1 million m3) of natural gas ... Vehicles, equipment, and power lines in the area were destroyed, but there were no injuries. On May 16, about 63,000 US gallons ... The failure was due to external corrosion. On May 4, a backhoe helping to lay a gas pipeline hit another gas pipeline in ... The NTSB determined the probable cause was an LF-ERW seam failure. During hydrostatic testing of the pipeline after repair, ...
Klass wrote that pilot incompetence and equipment malfunction likely accounted for the reported equipment failures. According ... There have been many cases where planes had equipment failures, and there have been many cases where planes misidentified ... and that this F-4 was known for equipment failures with a long history of electrical outages, having been repaired only a month ... the only thing unusual about the Tehran 1976 UFO case is that planes were chasing celestial objects and had equipment failures ...
Clay Lucas (3 March 2009). "Brake failures stop city trains". The Age. Retrieved 5 March 2009. "773M-T-M power through on the ... By December 2010 sanding equipment was trialled on set 773M-2537T-774M in order to improve braking performance of the trains, ... By 1 February 2007, 38 three-car sets were withdrawn due to continuing braking failures, meaning that more than half of the ... In June 2011 installation of sanding equipment was completed across the entire fleet. Speed restrictions have now been lifted ...
On February 26, 1996, a leaking valve forced the shutdown of units 1 and 2. Multiple equipment failures were found. Time ... Leaking valve forced shutdown multiple equipment failures detected: February 20, 1996 Permanently ceased operations: July 21, ... 73-. ISBN 978-1-135-91406-6. "NRC Failure to Adequately Regulate - Millstone Unit 1" (PDF). U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ...
Party line (telephony) Remote concentrator Subscriber Loop Carrier Pair Gain or RIM Failures v t e (Articles needing additional ... not just equipment used with copper twisted pair. Where digital loop carrier (called Remote Integrated Multiplexer in Australia ...
Disappointed with the failure of armed revolt, Anabaptist ideals of an alternative peaceful, just society probably resonated on ... Farming equipment technology generally matches or exceeds that of non-Hutterite farmers. Lehrerleut colonies have recently ... Because of the increasing automation of farming (large equipment, GPS-controlled seeding, spraying, etc.), farming operations ... doing its own maintenance and repair on equipment, making its own clothes, etc., is concerned. This has changed in recent years ...
His lack of influential allies in Whitehall led to the failure of this mission.[citation needed] At this time, many members of ... ostensibly to acquire the equipment necessary for establishing another newspaper in Philadelphia. Discovering that Keith's ...
Bandwidth management - Capacity control on a communications network Cascading failure - Systemic risk of failure Choke exchange ... Some network equipment is equipped with ports that can follow and measure each flow and are thereby able to signal a too big ... One solution is to use random early detection (RED) on the network equipment's egress queue. On networking hardware ports with ...
The planes and equipment arrived for his squadron soon after. Baker had the planes painted in Princeton's black and orange and ... Though newspapers reported that Baker had died as a result of engine failure, unsubstantiated rumors began to circulate that ... Various delays in the arrival of planes and equipment meant that Baker's squadron was unable to participate in the final major ... where they had to wait for equipment to arrive before leaving for the front. ...
Battle of Rautu - The White Guards cut off the rail line to Petrograd, preventing needed Russian ammo and equipment from ... The British completed their withdrawal across the Jordan River following their failure to capture Amman, Jordan. ...
The quantity measure of service increased in proportion, necessitating the investment of millions of dollars in new equipment ... failure to provide adequate notice to government agencies of regulated asbestos on the site, and violating asbestos work ...
Crashed during testing after engine failure. In 1940 K6127 was tested with a pair of 20 mm (0.79 in) Oerlikon cannon mounted on ... Flying without any navigation equipment other than a map and compass, Lysanders would land on short strips of land, such as ...
Scuba is safety-critical equipment, as some modes of failure can put the user at immediate risk of death by drowning, and a ... and different equipment configurations. Over time, some equipment and techniques developed for technical diving have become ... This equipment is efficient and quiet. Both types of scuba set include a means of supplying air or other breathing gas, nearly ... This additional equipment is usually suspended from the harness or carried in pockets on the exposure suit. Sidemount is a ...
Its artillery equipment was 48 45mm antitank guns, 12 76mm regimental guns, 24 76mm field guns and 12 122mm howitzers. The ... Despite this failure one soldier of the 44th Guards Regiment managed to burnish his reputation. Sergeant Mikhail Stepanovich ... 3. Carry out the filling out of all rifle divisions with personnel, horses, weapons, and equipment in the new stationing region ... Its order of battle, based on the last peacetime shtat (table of organization and equipment) for rifle divisions, was ...
ISBN 0-370-00053-6. Jefford, C.G. RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and ... On 8 December, an S.1 on a training flight suffered a massive uncontained engine failure. The pilot successfully ejected, but ... The majority of the rear fuselage's internal area was used to house electronics, such as elements of the radio, equipment ... These had RAF-type communications and avionics equipment, Martel air-to-surface missile capability, and could be equipped with ...
Once the cast had signed on, the filmmakers had to travel to where the actors were with all their equipment rather than have ... In addition, Kevin Foster, the president of Fathom Studios' parent company Macquarium, died of heart failure during production ... "the failure of Delgo to attract audiences reflects a glut of films in the crowded holiday corridor and highlights the ...
From Takhli flew EB-66 electronic-warfare jets with special equipment that can detect the "fingerprints" of enemy radar in the ... Gradual Failure: The Air War over North Vietnam, 1965-1966, Office Of Air Force History, United States Air Force Media related ... establishing sites where United States forces can store equipment and from which they can come and go as needed.[citation ...
Failure to remove much or all of such acidic molecules, mercury, and other impurities could result in damage to the equipment. ... experienced a failure of an LNG tank. 128 people perished in the explosion and fire. The tank did not have a dike retaining ... "Prometheus agreement with WPX Energy to supply LNG and equipment for drilling operations". Archived from the original on 26 ... as reported by the UCCI index The 2007-2008 global financial crisis caused a general decline in raw material and equipment ...
There were numerous reasons for what was termed the biggest corporate failure in Britain at the time: Laker Airways had ... Laker Airways eventually became the first independent British airline to actually operate widebodied equipment when it ... the attempt was unsuccessful due to their failure to secure the necessary licensing. Laker, by now living in the Bahamas, got ...
He had purchased equipment and materials of the kind advertised and promoted in these magazines, including a Colt AR-15 semi- ... Johnson, Kevin (November 9, 2017). "Texas Church Shooting Background Check Failure". USA Today. Retrieved November 17, 2017. ... and a failure of government background checks due to incomplete databases and/or staff shortages. Feminist activist and ...
For Wilson, the single's failure came to serve as a pivotal point in his psychological decline, and he adopted the song title ... He blamed the record's lack of "sonic energy" on the limited recording equipment and felt that the mastering was probably ... Commentators blame the record's failure on the esoteric lyrics, the "muddy" sound quality, and the late timing of the release. ... stated that the failure of the single "shook [Brian] to the foundations of his being and self-respect. [...] this is when he ...
Kelsey, Jane (9 July 1999). "LIFE IN THE ECONOMIC TEST-TUBE: New Zealand "experiment" a colossal failure". Archived from the ... commodities Machinery and equipment, vehicles and aircraft, petroleum, electronics, textiles, plastics Electricity Consumption ... "Deep freeze list - Finance industry failures". "Fran O'Sullivan: Treasury must front up over role in SCF ...
MSA is also different from multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, sometimes referred to as multiple organ failure, and from ... Social workers and occupational therapists can also help with coping with disability through the provision of equipment and ... pure autonomic failure, and multiple system atrophy". Neurology. 46 (5): 1470. doi:10.1212/wnl.46.5.1470. PMID 8628505. S2CID ... multiple organ system failures, an often-fatal complication of septic shock and other severe illnesses or injuries. MSA is ...
William Martin himself died of heart failure in Grimsby on 24 February 1917, slightly over a year after encountering the L 19. ... Due to the extreme difficulties of navigating with primitive equipment at night over a darkened countryside, the captain of L ... She reported three out of four engines had failed and her Telefunken radio equipment was malfunctioning. Around an hour later, ... five of the nine airships had suffered engine failures during the raid. L 19 sent several signals, asking for a position fix by ...
Airlines will be required to give passengers full compensation for mobility equipment lost or damaged during a flight, provided ... such as component failure and general wear and tear, should not be considered "extraordinary circumstances"". Therefore, ...
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The plane is visiting the island to conduct a series of flights to calibrate the airport's radio navigation equipment. 16 ... A Colombian Air Force CASA CN-235 carrying Colombian military personnel suffers engine failure and crashes at Codazzi, Colombia ... Russia has improved the airport to support military operations and moved military equipment to it over approximately the ... Raghavan, Sudarsan, "U.S. cites errors and technical failures in report on Afghan hospital attack,", 25 ...
Louis (1944), the studio allowed her to debut on Broadway in Many Happy Returns (1945). The play was a failure, but Astor ... Though this result was probably due to early sound equipment and inexperienced technicians, the studio released her from her ... Astor died on September 25, 1987, at age 81, of respiratory failure due to pulmonary emphysema while in the hospital at the ... another failure, and returned to southern California in 1956. She then went on a successful theatre tour of Don Juan in Hell ...
His childhood was marred by the failure of his parents' marriage and his father's business. Originally staying with his father ... Fysh, still officer in RAAF, took responsibility for using Qantas equipment in war-related efforts, for example evacuation and ...
The PSSA and CCA generate separation requirements to identify and eliminate common mode failures. Subsystem failure rate ... ARP4761, Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment is an ... Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Failure Modes and Effects Summary (FMES) Common Cause Analysis (CCA), consisting of: ... A failure such as a bad resistor in all flight control computers would be addressed here. The mitigations for CMA discoveries ...
Hung died of organ failure on July 4, 2013, two days before he was due to be discharged from the military. Local media reported ... Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office have also joined in the investigation and have removed the entire 16-channel CCTV equipment ...
Failure is indicated by a decrease in the differential pressure. The low-pressure trip connects to the main filter outlet. If ... An air purge system is used to flush electrical control equipment with clean air before it is turned on. This ensures that the ... Failure of the system can lead to contamination of optical instruments. To ensure consistent functionality, a pressure switch ... Air drawn through the system must be clean, dry and oil free in order to protect the delicate optical equipment including ...
... zero catastrophic failures or launch vehicle-caused mission failures in thirteen launches. For the program to succeed, its ... The Moon departure rocket, larger moon landing rocket and any Earth atmosphere entry equipment such as heat shields and ... Despite the failure suffered in its final moments, the Zond 6 mission was reported by Soviet media as being a success as well. ... With the failure of the robotic Soviet sample return Moon landing attempt Luna 15 in July 1969, the stage was set for Apollo 11 ...
Failure to complete the cardinal movements of birth in the correct order may result in complications of labour and birth ... Hammond P, Johnson A (1986). "Tocodynamometer". In Brown M (ed.). The Medical Equipment Dictionary. London: Chapman & Hall. ... Tone represents uterine atony, the failure of the uterus to contract adequately following delivery. Trauma includes lacerations ... "failure to progress", is difficult labour or abnormally slow progress of labour, involving progressive cervical dilatation or ...
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... May 4, 2022. ... The equipment problem caused the MH-60S Knighthawk to undergo severe "side-to-side vibrations" while its crew was trying to ... A seven-month probe determined that the in-flight failure of a damper hose, an apparatus that reduces vibrations from a ... SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - A mechanical failure, not pilot error, caused a Navy helicopter crash that killed five crew members last ...
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NV Energy reported that 1,800 customers lostpower in Clark County due to an equipment failure. ... NV Energy reported that 1,800 customers lost power in Clark County due to an equipment failure. ...
Equipment failure causes heating system leak in Rankin Inlet, Northern Canada CBC News. Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 14 ... An equipment failure in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, in Northern Canada, has resulted in the leak of tens of thousands of litres of ...
Russia blamed "equipment failure" at the state internet provider for mass government website outages after authorities said ... "All sovereign internet equipment is about routers," he added.. The Kremlin on Wednesday denied that its website went down and ... "Problems with access to a number of government and other sites are related to a router failure in the Rostelecom network," ...
Many businesses neglect their equipment to boost short-term productivity, which ends up disastrous in the long term, says ... Preparing for and dealing with equipment failure , Insurance Business America. Critical equipment failure is one of the most ... What to do in case of equipment failure?. According to Tan, when a business has experienced equipment failure, it is important ... "Predictive analytics is a valuable tool to assess patterns of equipment failures so business owners can identify equipment most ...
There are many causes of instrument failure, and these ... to avoid instrument failure so you can keep your equipment ... What happens when your pressure instruments break down? There are many causes of instrument failure, and these "instrument ...
Blue Line service between downtown Long Beach and Willow station suspended due to equipment failure. by Jon Ross Alexander , ... UPDATE: 1:41 p.m Repairs to the damaged equipment have been completed. Test trains are currently being run. Update to follow. ... At approximately 5:20 a.m. a southbound Blue Line train experienced equipment damage at 9th and Long Beach Boulevard in Long ... An unavoidable equipment problem can occur, but Metro administration needs to get the word out so the temporary system works ...
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Industrial users should engage in proactive UPS maintenance to protect their critical equipment in the harshest environments. ... The point is, you buy a UPS to keep your industrial equipment running, even in the face of power fluctuations and failures - ... Why Proactive UPS Maintenance is Crucial to Preventing Industrial Equipment Failure. August 5, 2016. , 10545 views ... that are protecting their equipment. In addition to protecting from outright power failures, the UPS is also crucial to ...
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... or it may be the result of a condition that causes growth failure with a lower-than-normal growth rate. Growth failure is the ... Use proper equipment. The ideal device for height measurement is a stadiometer, which may be mounted on the wall, with an arm ... If the growth rate is low, growth failure is present, and a pathological cause for the growth failure is more likely. ... Local Burden of Disease Child Growth Failure Collaborators. Mapping child growth failure across low- and middle-income ...
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... that nurse effectiveness can be increased by creating improvement processes triggered by the occurrence of work system failures ... and equipment. Survey questions asking nurses how frequently they experienced these five categories of obstacles yielded ... Operational failures and interruptions in hospital nursing Health Serv Res. 2006 Jun;41(3 Pt 1):643-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1475- ... Study design: We sampled a cross-sectional group of six U.S. hospitals to examine the frequency of work system failures and ...
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  • World-famous Italian professional archer Sergio Pagni encountered a failure in his release while competing in the 2022 Vegas Shoot shootoff - the biggest indoor tournament in the world. (
  • Heidenreich PA, Bozkurt B, Aguilar D, 2022 AHA/ACC/HFSA guideline for the management of heart failure: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on clinical practice guidelines. (
  • A number of these deadly accidents involving big rigs are caused by equipment malfunction. (
  • Yet, even the most seasoned truckers may have trouble handling a tractor trailer that is experiencing equipment malfunction. (
  • An unavoidable equipment problem can occur, but Metro administration needs to get the word out so the temporary system works for its passengers. (
  • But accidents involving defective equipment are preventable accidents and should not occur. (
  • This equipment is used to examine the problems and vouch for a helpful action or improvement in order to avoid failures that can occur in the future. (
  • To manage these issues, make sure you document the downtime periods: when they occur and the reasons for the failure. (
  • For the purposes of this guide, small dams are defined as less than 35 feet high and located so that any damage that may occur from dam failure is limited to farm buildings, agricultural land or township and country roads. (
  • It's the perfect tool for preventive or predictive maintenance programs designed to identify potential equipment failures before they occur. (
  • ABSTRACT Objectives: To identify equipment failures during handling by nurses and analyze the conduct of the professionals when these failures occur. (
  • The equipment is typically built to withstand the conditions in which it'll be operating and, probably, subject to periodic maintenance to make sure it's all working as it should be - because downtime can be expensive. (
  • But to ensure there's no downtime or equipment hiccups, industrial users should also take steps to protect the uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) that are protecting their equipment. (
  • To reduce downtime to zero by performing planned maintenance in anticipation of equipment failure due to wear, etc., in response to concerns that production may become impossible due to the sudden shutdown or something else. (
  • Companies started to realize the actual cost of equipment downtime, the safety risk experienced with equipment failure, the costs associated with repairs or replacements, as well as other issues such as hazardous fluid leaks causing danger to employees and the environment. (
  • Diaphragm failure - prediction of failure is crucial to prevent leaks of potentially hazardous fluid and mitigate downtime. (
  • Unexpected production halts, which are largely due to equipment failures or breakdowns, can lead to costly unplanned downtime, making them one of the most critical losses for companies to deal with. (
  • The aim of this research is to study the possible methods which can be used to analyze reliability and predict the failures of construction equipment in order to bridge the gap between preventive maintenance and repairs and help to make managerial decisions on equipment allocation and maintenance. (
  • Machine learning technology can now predict equipment failures weeks in advance. (
  • An extruder or other critical piece of equipment is a typical starting point to begin continuous or periodic monitoring to predict failure. (
  • Utility companies have been modernizing power plants and substations by putting sensors on the main components, such as turbines and transformers, looking for vibration or other anomalies that could predict future failures. (
  • They can analyze those failure events to identify failure patterns of the equipment causing them and obtain details necessary to take corrective action. (
  • Failure to provide and use a child passenger restraint device or system or a belt positioning booster seat system shall not be considered contributory or comparative negligence. (
  • In addition, real-time data on the same time frame, such as quality data, can be obtained when a device is connected, so that in the event of a device failure, the cause of the problem can be determined accurately. (
  • Due to the failure of the defrosting equipment such as the electric heating wire or the water spraying device on the evaporator, the evaporator will be difficult to defrost or not defrost. (
  • It is a device designed to maintain life support for patients in severe respiratory failure who require intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation. (
  • BMT DEEP includes these use cases seeking condition monitoring and predictive maintenance strategies for rotating and reciprocating equipment. (
  • If condition-based monitoring of equipment in pursuit of predictive maintenance was a slam dunk, a lot more companies would be doing it. (
  • Firms that write the software that is supposed to capture vital data from controllers and specialized monitoring equipment and turn it into alarms that trigger staff action estimate one in 20 clients are practicing predictive maintenance. (
  • But an important finding in the Mayo Clinic research is that Apple Watch shows strong potential for detecting weak heart pumps that could lead to congestive heart failure. (
  • Catheter Ablation Improved EF in Persistent AF Patients This study found that regardless of congestive heart failure status, atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation for persistent AF is similar. (
  • The problem was only noticed after-the-fact, but was later attributed as a possible source of the operational failures throughout the Middle East region - including Syria. (
  • Imagine a chaotic industrial setting where the equipment rules over humans through untimely breakdowns. (
  • Predictive analytics is a valuable tool to assess patterns of equipment failures so business owners can identify equipment most at risk of breakdown and put in place proactive contingency plans. (
  • Identify critical warning signs and learn helpful solutions to avoid instrument failure so you can keep your equipment running. (
  • By "visualizing" the operation status of equipment/devices with Yaskawa Cockpit, it is possible to identify the root cause by comparing the normal value and abnormal value of the data in the factor analysis for defects in production. (
  • This equipment is widely used in industrial science, material science, bioscience, and electronics to identify possible failures in complex processes, thereby providing a basis for continuous improvement. (
  • Using the Six Big Losses approach is a practical way to identify production inefficiencies as they relate to equipment-based flaws in your production workflow, directly harming the bottom line of your manufacturing business. (
  • With PERD methods, participating companies can use high-quality data to quickly identify equipment failure events with the greatest consequences. (
  • Justia › US Law › US Codes and Statutes › Mississippi Code › 2020 Mississippi Code › Title 63 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulations › Chapter 7 - Equipment and Identification › Child Passenger Restraint Devices › § 63-7-301. (
  • In fact, equipment breakdown was responsible for nearly one-third of all property-related losses in 2018. (
  • The global failure analysis equipment market was valued at US$ 4,978.4 million in 2017 and is expected to grow at an 8.3% CAGR from 2018 to 2026. (
  • In 2017, Asia Pacific held the largest market share in the failure analysis equipment market and was likely to continue with its supremacy during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. (
  • The Justice Department's inspector general identified a series of "management and performance failures" among Bureau of Prison (BOP) employees that preceded the 2018 death of infamous mobster James "Whitey" Bulger in a West Virginia prison. (
  • Reducing these minor stoppages can help free up time for you to focus on fixing larger issues, such as defective equipment. (
  • This is because defective radiation equipment can expose the user to high doses of radiation. (
  • In order to prevent equipment breakdown risks, companies must recognize the business value of preventative maintenance measures, according to Tan Hian Hong (pictured), vice president and client service manager, Asia, at FM Global. (
  • FMCSA regulations Part 396 specifically address inspection, repair, and maintenance of all commercial motor vehicles and intermodal equipment subject to a trucking company's control. (
  • But like most any equipment that has moving parts, a UPS also requires periodic maintenance. (
  • It's only logical, then, that it's equally important that the UPSs that are protecting your equipment also not go down - and proactive maintenance is all about ensuring just that. (
  • Inspection, calibration, and maintenance of the equipment and supplies are also performed on a regular basis. (
  • Refrigerator maintenance The freezer evaporator has fewer failures, and the freezer evaporator abnormalities are mostly caused by other equipment abnormalities. (
  • Even though different maintenance and reliability prediction methods have been applied by contractors on site, a significant proportion of equipment repairs still follow unexpected failures. (
  • To bridge the gap between failure and preventive maintenance, it is important to discover scientific and precise methods for analyzing and predicting the failures before they happen. (
  • d) To give recommendations on construction equipment management and maintenance based on the research findings. (
  • Case studies are employed to study the reliability of construction equipment with real maintenance data collected from construction site. (
  • Based on the results and findings of the data modelling and analysis in this research, advice is given for managerial decisions on construction equipment maintenance to promote the practice of repair before failures. (
  • AODD pumps are used to provide a sort of "set it and forget it" mentality as they require less maintenance than other types of pumps, although as preventive maintenance programs prove, running any machinery and equipment to failure is never a good idea. (
  • Early recognition of failure can prevent the need for total pump replacement with less costly maintenance and repair. (
  • As such, it is important that routine maintenance is handled on these pieces of equipment on a regular basis. (
  • While there may be some cost savings acquired by avoiding doing certain pieces of maintenance in the beginning, the overall result is that the piece of equipment could fail and cost much more money to replace or repair. (
  • This is not to mention the fact that somebody could get hurt as a result of the maintenance not being done on this piece of equipment. (
  • Taking care of the maintenance of the equipment before it has a full system failure is the best way to prevent such events from occurring. (
  • Always stay on top of your heavy equipment maintenance needs in order to avoid the worst possible outcomes. (
  • Learn all about Failure Mode and Effects Analysis and Reliability Centered Maintenance Fundamentals with this course! (
  • FMEA and RCM Failure Mode Risk Management Fundamentals is a comprehensive video course where you can learn how to do FMEA and developing the Reliability Centered Maintenance ecosystem for your business. (
  • They were developed by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance, which also devised the concept of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) , a holistic approach to equipment maintenance. (
  • Operator errors, or poor maintenance of equipment. (
  • These are periods of time when equipment is not running due to a planned event: product changes, necessary minor adjustments to tooling, cleaning, maintenance or quality inspections. (
  • A required period of tool maintenance could also encompass the time to perform a necessary recalibration, equipment cleaning and other maintenance activities. (
  • Lack of proper maintenance of such equipment might cause radiation exposure. (
  • The CCPS PERD Project's mission was to help processing and manufacturing industries minimize hazards and improve equipment availability with high-quality equipment reliability and maintenance data. (
  • Subsequent enhancements to this information-collection effort led to PERD, which provided deeper and more specific analyses of equipment availability, reliability, design improvements, maintenance strategies, and life cycle cost determination. (
  • They can visualize a world where operations hands over equipment at the agreed upon time and maintenance returns the equipment at the agreed upon time. (
  • A volume of papers from the USBM focused on preventing specific types of mining accidents--ones associated with materials handling (primarily back injuries), equipment maintenance, improper machine guarding, and ground failure during retreat mining. (
  • It counts firms that monitor some critical equipment while continuing preventive schedules and reactive maintenance on less important assets. (
  • ANSI Z358.1 is a comprehensive guideline that outlines specific parameters for the appropriate design, installation, performance, certification, use and maintenance of emergency eyewash and shower equipment across a range of industries. (
  • Providing preventive equipment maintenance. (
  • Keywords: Equipment maintenance. (
  • The fifth chapter, on laboratory equipment, sets out detailed guidelines for the safe use and routine maintenance of twelve categories of laboratory equipment, ranging from automated cell counters and centrifuges to microscopes, pipettes, and test tubes. (
  • Roberts Machining Solutions (RMS) has announced it has developed an innovative solution for minimising weld failures when using the cold metal transfer welding process. (
  • How can companies mitigate the risk of subsea equipment failures? (
  • To mitigate problems, consider adopting predictive and preventive technologies into your equipment. (
  • IMET is designed to help foreign militaries bolster their relationships with the United States, learn about U.S. military equipment, improve military professionalism, and instill democratic values in their members," wrote Joshua Kurlantzick in a 2016 Council on Foreign Relations memorandum aimed at reforming the program. (
  • SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - A mechanical failure, not pilot error, caused a Navy helicopter crash that killed five crew members last summer off the coast of San Diego, military officials have concluded. (
  • Our findings suggest that nurse effectiveness can be increased by creating improvement processes triggered by the occurrence of work system failures, with the goal of reducing future occurrences. (
  • PERD design principals are to simplify, standardize and automate equipment reliability data processes. (
  • and standard failure data collection, merging, and assessment processes. (
  • Primary Contributing Factor - main factor contributing to the release of the toxic substance, including bad weather, equipment failure, intentional or illegal acts, or operator error. (
  • Apart from the traditional distributions introduced above, researchers have applied more sophisticated data mining methods to equipment reliability analysis. (
  • Part 1 covers value and methods for understanding how our equipment is failing. (
  • Part 2 will address the value and methods for understanding the services that we may or may not be providing our equipment. (
  • While noting that all methods have limitations, the chapter emphasizes the ways in which adherence to certain practical rules can reduce errors in routine daily work, avoid misinterpretation of results, and aid the quick identification of cause in cases of obvious failure. (
  • A recent report reminded us that many tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks barreling down the highway in Alice are not safe and that many truck accidents are caused by equipment failures. (
  • Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is no longer able to pump oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body efficiently. (
  • Watching out for the warning signs that your heart failure is getting worse will help you catch problems before they become too serious. (
  • Knowing your body and the symptoms that tell you your heart failure is getting worse will help you stay healthier and out of the hospital. (
  • Targeted population: Patients with heart failure causing hospitalization during the last twelve months. (
  • Main goal: To compare the rate of all cause deaths and hospitalizations of patients with heart failure between the Telecardiology group and the reference group after 18 months of monitoring. (
  • Comparative study of patients with chronic heart failure, randomized ratio (1:1), with two study arms (telecardiology vs usual care). (
  • Throughout the study, the patients in the telecardiology study arm will have regular contact with the Cordiva nurses for the management of their chronic heart failure, through telemonitoring and coaching. (
  • Instead of relying only on expensive tests conducted in clinical settings, doctors may be able to turn to AI and Apple Watch electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings to help determine which patients have previously undetected heart pump problems that could lead to heart failure. (
  • Cancer Is a Comorbidity of Heart Failure A new study confirms that cancer is a comorbidity of heart failure, although the contributing mechanisms are still to be determined. (
  • SGLT2 Inhibitors and Blood Pressure in Heart Failure Does blood pressure reduction account for the beneficial effects of SGLT2 inhibitors in HFpEF? (
  • Retinal Microvasculature: A Potential Window Into HF Prevention By assessing retinal microvasculature changes, retinal imaging shows promise as a tool for identifying those at risk of developing heart failure. (
  • It's not an easy or a quick fix, but it should be built into any process of replacing or upgrading any new equipment being installed now. (
  • Illinois Process Equipment, IPE , offers air operated diaphragm pumps from the leading manufacturers as well as technical support, process equipment system design , installation, testing, and more as your pumping solutions partner. (
  • IPE is the leading Midwest process equipment supplier, offering high-quality pumps and pumping solutions to a wide range of industries and applications. (
  • Dave Frederick is Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at Illinois Process Equipment, a full-service distributor of pumps and related fluid handling products located in Schaumburg, IL. (
  • Manufacturers of radioactive equipment must observe the highest standards of care throughout the manufacturing process. (
  • The Center for Chemical Process Safety has been providing quantitative risk assessment data to the chemical process industries since the 1980s and published the first of its "CCPS Guidelines for Process Equipment Reliability Data" in 1989 and "Guidelines for Improving Plant Reliability through Data Collection and Analysis" in 1998. (
  • If your business is process constrained, the first and most pressing question is: How and why is your equipment failing? (
  • A sample study was conducted with 100 dental clinics, by way of a questionnaire about procedures related to the sterilization process and implementation of biological monitoring of the equipment, using spores of Bacillus subtilis for the oven and Geobacillus stearothermophilus for the autoclaves. (
  • Among the equipment evaluated, 7(25%) ovens tested positive (ineffective sterilization) and no autoclaves (0%) produced positive results, demonstrating the effectiveness of the sterilization process. (
  • About 2 in 3 (65%) are due to process failures, like not having a Legionella water management program. (
  • Failures can be frequent, time-consuming and costly. (
  • In some cases, an equipment manufacturer may be held accountable if a piece of equipment was faulty as a result of its design or manufacture. (
  • Repairing equipment and replacing faulty parts. (
  • And then certainly critical illness and you'll hear about that by our presenters, which include respiratory failure, or ARDS, septic shock, multi-organ dysfunction and failure. (
  • Intelligent Asset Management removes the need to manually review data, saving time and reducing the occurrence of asset failure. (
  • Given that, companies tend to take steps to protect the equipment and PLCs that must operate in such environments, be it an assembly line, mining operation, nuclear power plant or what have you. (
  • People who operate large trucks should be especially careful to check their equipment before setting out on the road. (
  • Heavy equipment failures can happen at any time, and when they do fail, it can be very dangerous for the people who operate them and for anyone else in the immediate vicinity. (
  • The rush to get new employees out to operate equipment can be so hasty that some employees are not properly trained on how to operate the heavy machinery that they are told to work with. (
  • Intelligent Asset Management is a cloud-based asset management system for intelligent actuators and the flow control equipment they operate. (
  • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) landmark " Large Truck Crash Causation Study " cited vehicle failure as a factor in 10 percent of truck accidents. (
  • To describe the work environment of hospital nurses with particular focus on the performance of work systems supplying information, materials, and equipment for patient care. (
  • Finally, we created and administered two surveys in 48 nursing units, one for nurses and one for managers, asking about the frequency of specific work system failures. (
  • Nurses we observed experienced an average of 8.4 work system failures per 8-hour shift. (
  • In consequence, every electrical component attached to that PSU was destroyed-the motherboard, processor, memory, hard drive, optical drives etc., all were irreparably damaged by an electrical spike resulting from the preventable failure of the PSU. (
  • High-quality, structured data give companies better insight into equipment reliability and performance and thus enable data-driven decision making for equipment assets. (
  • The more robust systems may even be able to provide some insight into equipment failure detail. (
  • A comprehensive literature review on the fields of reliability and construction equipment has been conducted. (
  • Time series is the main method adopted for reliability analysis and failure prediction while traditional power law models are used as baseline for comparison. (
  • The failure may be due to defects or improper use. (
  • In addition to protecting from outright power failures, the UPS is also crucial to ensuring power quality is consistent, with no voltage variations, transients, distortions or the like, which can be harmful, especially to sensitive equipment. (
  • Delivering a clean, dry, shiny car is vital, and conducting a periodic equipment audit is a crucial component of successful planning, but it's only one of three areas you need to regularly examine. (
  • Russia blamed "equipment failure" at the state internet provider for mass government website outages after authorities said they will slow down Twitter for Russian users Wednesday. (
  • Duke Energy and other utilities claim that these asset analytics have already paid off in big ways by preventing major outages related to equipment. (
  • Boiler and machinery insurance is purposely designed to cover the cost of repairing or replacing machinery and equipment that encounter sudden and accidental breakdown. (
  • We sampled a cross-sectional group of six U.S. hospitals to examine the frequency of work system failures and their impact on nurse productivity. (
  • Whether they are lifting oil from deep below the seabed or experimenting with data centers on the ocean floor, anybody getting work done below sea level lives in perpetual fear of subsea equipment failures. (
  • Rotating and reciprocating equipment is widely used across many industries and is typically designed to work around the clock in harsh environments. (
  • That's a lot of costly work requiring both equipment and doctors onsite. (
  • Physically fit and able to work with heavy equipment. (
  • The equipment problem caused the MH-60S Knighthawk to undergo severe "side-to-side vibrations" while its crew was trying to land on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln during routine flight operations, military officials reported. (
  • In recent years, Arkansas officials have eagerly recruited foreign industries to locate in the state, many times ending in failure. (
  • Your options for addressing equipment failure largely depend on what the problem is and whether or not the tournament organizers have a special consideration for such issues. (
  • Whether your project succeeds or fails depends largely on how you and your company define success and failure. (
  • These companies can build resilience into their operations by better understanding their exposures to equipment failure and then engineering solutions to prevent potential losses. (
  • Not knowing how to prevent pump failure is simply a matter of not having the necessary information. (
  • Worn, heavily soiled, or damaged equipment should be removed from service and destroyed to prevent future use. (
  • Reman provides the opportunity for detection of common failure modes and incorporation of design improvements to prevent repeat failure. (
  • Eliminate animal burrows in the dam to prevent failure. (
  • By supplying the appropriate emergency eyewash and shower equipment, you'll be able to prevent further injury as well as reduce the risk of OSHA and ANSI non-compliance. (
  • Critical equipment failure is one of the most worrying risks for businesses, being listed as a major concern by 94% of Fortune 500-size companies, according to a survey by FM Global . (
  • It can serve as a predictor of failure in any rotating machinery, and Milford, Ohio-based Entek IRD specialized in monitoring equipment for high-speed compressors and other critical equipment. (
  • What to do in case of equipment failure? (
  • Many tournament archers carry all sorts of spare parts and tools with them just in case equipment failures happen. (
  • backup - Backup refers to the copying of physical or virtual files or databases to a secondary location for preservation in case of equipment failure or catastrophe. (
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  • ABSTRACT: It is seen, in the daily routine of Material and Sterilization Centers (CMEs, acronym in Portuguese), that thermal washer disinfectors submit- ted to technical interventions for correcting failures are released for use without evidence of operation following the required parameters for the effec- tive performance of cleaning and thermal disinfection. (
  • About 1 in 3 (35%) are due to equipment, such as a disinfection system, not working. (
  • With today's high-powered computers, databases, and networks, it's getting much easier to collect data that will provide authoritative data on the likely expiration of subsea equipment. (
  • Of course this requires sensors that measure the conditions of equipment, and cabling to convey all that data to the surface. (
  • Subsea equipment fails for highly specific reasons that might be invisible to people who make routine checks and are trained to look for only a few data points. (
  • The investigation launched by the Office for Civil Rights found that hospice authorities failed to adequately assess the risk of transporting equipment containing patient data outside hospice grounds. (
  • Safe release of the equipment should include the evaluation of temperature and time parameters compared to data obtained during qualification, the conference of admitted detergent volume during cleaning, the evaluation of cleaning effectiveness with com- mercially available monitors, the establishment of a change control, and a protocol for directing the requalification, following the Brazilian regulations and international recommendations. (
  • Failure to abide by or comply with these terms and conditions shall entitle Provider to immediately terminate service and access to the System by the user, and to pursue any other legal remedies available to Provider at law or equity. (
  • When you do not follow intructions/comply with listing, then you are operating the equipment under a set of conditions that it wasn't tested for. (
  • Failure to comply with all aspects of ANSI Z358.1 not only puts employees at risk, it opens a facility to potential liabilities and penalties. (
  • Another important factor in mitigating equipment failure risk is managing against human error. (
  • If proper safety procedures are not followed, the risk of failure of the equipment is much higher than it otherwise would be. (
  • Indeed, any time an unskilled or untrained employee works with heavy equipment, it poses a major risk to that employee and anyone else in the area. (
  • With virtual reality, we can tackle teaching high risk agricultural enterprise, defined as anything that could result in significant loss-from loss of life or limb to loss of production, equipment or supplies. (
  • Failure analysis equipment is used to eliminate a product's potential or existing problems. (
  • Increasing applications and demand for failure analysis equipment for quality inspection are some of the major factors driving the growth prospects of the failure analysis equipment market worldwide. (
  • Growing awareness amongst people regarding the quality of products and solutions that are being offered to them is enabling organizations to implement failure analysis equipment into their manufacturing facilities. (
  • In 2017, based on equipment type, focused ion beam systems accounted for the largest market share in the global failure analysis equipment market. (
  • Focused ion beam systems are increasingly used for failure analysis in extensive fields, ranging from semiconductor devices to ceramics and metallurgy. (
  • Based technology, secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) technology led to the failure analysis equipment market in 2017. (
  • The large presence of semiconductor companies in countries including China, Japan, India, etc., has encouraged the growth of the failure analysis equipment market in the region. (
  • The ASM Failure Analysis Society (FAS) is a community where failure analysis professionals from all over the world can learn and grow in their field. (
  • The invention discloses an insulation online monitoring method for high-voltage capacitive equipment, which is used for solving the insulation online monitoring problem of the high-voltage capacitive equipment in a transformer substation. (
  • PD detection can be utilized to detect early warning signs of equipment insulation failure. (
  • Problems with access to a number of government and other sites are related to a router failure in the Rostelecom network," Russia's Communications Ministry said, referring to the country's largest provider. (
  • 5" - Technical problem: problems that occurred during the test with equipment, software applications, or technician error. (
  • Most pump problems have very practical solutions and repetitive failure can be stopped. (
  • NV Energy reported that 1,800 customers lost power in Clark County due to an equipment failure. (
  • The point is, you buy a UPS to keep your industrial equipment running, even in the face of power fluctuations and failures - because it's important that the equipment not go down. (
  • Fix #5: Power cycle your network equipment. (
  • Big reason of power failure in our area are over loading, short circuit and nature activities like heavy rain, storm etc. (
  • To take advantage of such technology, Duke Energy is using synchrophasors in the transmissions system to look for any disturbance that might indicate a voltage collapse or asset failure. (
  • UPDATE: 1:41 p.m Repairs to the damaged equipment have been completed. (
  • In addition, we verify that appropriate steps have been taken for proper equipment operation. (
  • Industrial robots, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, CNC machine tools, metal processing machines, and other equipment and devices in factories are manufactured based on an centered operation system from a controller as a brain called a programmable logic controller (PLC). (