TY - GEN. T1 - User Participation in Pilot Implementation. AU - Torkilsheyggi, Arnvør Martinsdóttir á. AU - Hertzum, Morten. PY - 2014. Y1 - 2014. N2 - Pilot implementations provide users with real-work experiences of how a system will affect their daily work before the design of the system is finalized. On the basis of a pilot implementation of a system for coordinating the transport of patients by hospital porters, we investigate pilot implementation as a method for participatory design. We find that to foster participation and learning about user needs a pilot implementation must create a space for reflecting on use, in addition to the space for using the pilot system. The space for reflection must also exist during the activities preparing the use of the pilot system because the porters and nurses learned about their needs throughout the pilot implementation, not just during use. Finally, we discuss how the scope and duration of a pilot implementation influence the conditions for ...
A Single-center prospective pilot study enrolling chest pain patients. CD 26 measurement will be performed and compared to troponin µs for early triage of these patients. This novel biomarker of myocardial ischemia (CD26) will be measured at the time of first medical contact (T0) and after 30 min simultaneously o troponin Ic.. All patients aged over 18 years with chest pain which may be related to acute coronary syndrome requiring pre hospital medical contact through the Emergency Medical Service. ...
BÜHLMANN fCAL® ELISA Citation: Beswick, L. et al. Exploration of predictive biomarkers of early infliximab response in acute severe colitis: A prospective pilot study. Journal of Crohns and Colitis. 2017 Nov 7. DOI: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjx146. PMID: 29121178 . Highlight from this Publication
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Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of A pilot investigation of load-carrying on the head and bone mineral density in premenopausal, black African women. Together they form a unique fingerprint. ...
This report describes two pilot investigations for a longitudinal study of infants designed to determine if NO2 exposure from cooking stoves increases the incidence or severity of respiratory infections during the first 18 months of life. In the first study, Drs. Samet and Spengler selected 147 households with electric or gas stoves and infants for home indoor monitoring of
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hospital room sterilization using farultraviolet radiation. T2 - A pilot evaluation of the sterilray device in an active hospital setting. AU - Varma, Gaurav. AU - Savard, Patrice. AU - Coles, Christian. AU - Ross, Tracy. AU - Carroll, Karen. AU - Perl, Trish. AU - Labrique, Alain. PY - 2013/5/1. Y1 - 2013/5/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84876095182&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84876095182&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1086/670214. DO - 10.1086/670214. M3 - Article. C2 - 23571376. AN - SCOPUS:84876095182. VL - 34. SP - 536. EP - 538. JO - Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. JF - Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. SN - 0899-823X. IS - 5 SPL. ER - ...
This pilot, non-interventional, observational, Web-based, prospective cohort study is designed to collect self-reported safety and effectiveness and genetic data from subjects with locally recurrent breast cancer (BC) or metastatic breast cancer (MBC), metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC), metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (MNSCLC), recurrent glioblastoma (RGBM), or metastatic renal cell cancer (MRCC) in the United States who have been previously treated with Avastin (bevacizumab). The cohort will be composed of male and female subjects who have been diagnosed with locally recurrent BC or MBC, MCRC, MNSCLC, RGBM, or MRCC who have received treatment with bevacizumab in combination with chemotherapy, which started prior to or up to 31 December 2012. Participants will be self-referred to this study. They will be recruited online via a number of sources, including through the involvement of patient advocacy groups, social media tools, traditional media, physicians, and events to ...
A pilot phase II study with brentuximab vedotin as pre-autologous stem cell transplantation induction therapy in relapsed or refractory Hodgkins lymphoma
Introduction: Coagulation and fibrinolysis remain sparsely addressed with regards to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We hypothesized that ARDS development might be associated with changes in plasma coagulation and fibrinolysis. Our aim was to investigate the relationships between ARDS diagnosis and plasma concentrations of tissue factor (TF), tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), and plasminogen activator inhibitor- 1 (PAI-1) in mechanically ventilated patients at increased risk of developing ARDS. Materials and methods: We performed an ethically approved prospective observational pilot study. Inclusion criteria were patients with PaO2/FiO2 < 300 mmHg admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for mechanical ventilation for 24 h, or more, because of one or more disease conditions associated with increased risk of developing ARDS. Exclusion criteria were age below 18 years; cardiac disease. We sampled plasma prospectively and compared patients who developed ARDS with those who did not ...
Q1. How does an agency submit a request to establish a variance/pilot project?. A1. Agencies should submit requests, including all applicable documents, electronically to [email protected] . Ensure Pilot Request is in the subject line of the email.. Q2. When should an agency submit a request to establish a variance/pilot project?. A2. The agency must submit its request between March 31 and April 15. For variance requests in Fiscal Year 2016 only, the submission period is extended to April 29.. Q3. When will the pilot project begin after it is approved by the Commission?. A3. Pilot projects must begin on the first day of the fiscal year following approval of the variance.. Q4. Can an agency submit a general request to establish a variance/pilot project and supplement the request with additional details at a later date?. A4. No. The written request must identify the specific section(s) of 29 C.F.R. Part 1614 from which the agency wishes to deviate and provide a detailed explanation of ...
AO No. 2008-1 - Pilot Project No. 1 17th Judicial Circuit Court (Expedited Process in the Resolution of the Low Conflict Docket of the Family Division). [Entered April 8, 2008; continued through February 28, 2011, by AO No. 2009-2, entered January 14, 2009.]. On order of the Court, the 17th Judicial Circuit Court is authorized to implement a domestic relations pilot project. The pilot project will study the effectiveness of the use of pleadings that contain nonadversarial language, and the requirement that parents submit parenting time plans to encourage settlements and reduce postjudgment litigation. The pilot project shall begin April 1, 2008, or as soon thereafter as is possible, and shall remain in effect until July 30, 2009, or until further order of this Court. The 17th Judicial Circuit Court will track the degree of participation and the overall effectiveness of this pilot project and shall report to and provide information as requested by the State Court Administrative Office.. 1. ...
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Following stroke, it is common to exhibit motor impairments and decreased use of the upper limb. The objective of the present study was to evaluate forced use on arm function during the subacute phase after stroke.. DESIGN: A comparison of standard rehabilitation only and standard rehabilitation together with a restraining sling was made through a randomized, nonblinded, clinical pilot trial with assessments before intervention, after intervention, and at 1- and 3-month follow-ups.. SETTING: The present study took place at the departments of rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, and neurology at a university hospital.. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of 30 people 1 to 6 months (mean, 2.4 mo) after stroke was randomized into 2 groups (forced-use group and standard training group) of 15 people each. Twenty-six participants completed the 3-month follow-up.. INTERVENTION: All participants received their standard rehabilitation program with training 5 days per week for 2 ...
Open-label Pilot Study of Abatacept for the Treatment of Vitiligo Principal Investigator: Dr. Victor Huang Study Location: Brigham and Womens Hospital Cli
Three new pilot projects in Glasgow are aiming to find out more about why men and women access health services in different ways which can often lead to different health outcomes.. The pilot projects being developed by NHS Greater Glasgow are part of a national pilot initiative that is being co-ordinated by The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC). NHS Greater Glasgow already has a considerable knowledge of how gender can affect the way in which men and women access health services but following discussion and consultation with staff and a number of voluntary organisations, three areas of work were identified as priorities for the pilot projects.. The priorities for NHS Greater Glasgow will be mental health services development,tobacco policy and service development and management of stroke.. With a Glasgow Womens Health Policy, a dedicated Womens Health Team and a dedicated Mens Health Team, these new pilot projects will further enhance the experience and development of services which meet ...
In summer 2004, the Head Start Bureau funded 24 Early Head Start programs to implement the Enhanced Home Visiting Pilot Project, an initiative designed to support the quality of care that kith and kin caregivers provide to infants and toddlers enrolled in home-based Early Head Start programs. At the same time, an evaluation of these pilot programs was initiated. This interim report describes the early implementation experiences of the pilot projects. It is based primarily on site visits to participating programs after approximately one year of pilot operation, as well as information collected by programs on the characteristics of children, families, and caregivers enrolled in the pilot. It describes programs initial designs for their pilot projects, as well as pilot staffing and the community partners that programs selected. It also examines key characteristics of children, families, and caregivers enrolled in the pilot; describes programs methods for recruiting pilot participants
Article Oregon (ODEQ) comparative pilot study. Comparison of Enhanced Bioremediation to Stimulated Bioremediation In the winter of 2001 the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) along with the State Coalition for the Remediation of Dry C...
The focus of this capstone thesis is to provide insight into the development and implementation of the M&IE plan for the Seno Bajonki Lower Basic School (SB-LBS) Vision Care Pilot Project. The M&IE plan for the SB-LBS Vision Care Pilot Project can be identified as a mixed methods approach, utilizing both qualitative and quantitative data, and a practical participatory evaluation. Key foci for the M&IE plan for the pilot project taken from the literature review included the importance of involving primary stakeholders at the community level within the project development and implementation, interconnectivity between an objectives hierarchy and assumptions necessary for successful implementation, utilizing the interrelated practices of deciding on the evaluation approach and the development of key evaluation questions, and the use of a multi-tiered report dissemination structure. Implementation of the M&IE plan for the pilot project included engagement from the author, SB-LBS staff, School Management
Because of Lamar Consolidated Independent School Districts (LCISD) dedication to emergency preparedness and school safety, LCISD was selected to participate in the Safe to Learn © Community Pilot Project. Principals, assistant principals and administrators were asked to provide feed-back about Safe to Learns Leadership and Safety Series and eBooks, authored by educators and safety subject matter experts. Several principals and assistant principals were selected at the start of the project to participate in the Safe to Learn Community Pilot Project. Over several years many other principals, assistant principals and district administrators participated in the Pilot Project. Our team listened to their feed-back, experiences; issues and suggestions for creating additional safety solutions and providing specific types of resources. It is through teamwork, trust and respect that the Safe to Learn Community Pilot Project evolved into what it is today. It is because of leadership and support from the ...
The Teacher Empowerment through Support and Technology (TEST) project is a VSO Ghana pilot intervention with support from Stavros Niarchos Foundation which formed part of VSOs 8-year Tackling Education Needs Inclusively (TENI) programme to improve retention and performance of children in the northern regions of Ghana. The pilot project took place in twenty public basic schools - ten each from the Talensi and West Mamprusi Districts in Upper East and Northern Region respectively. The pilot project was implemented by Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Ghana.. TEST focused on improvement in teacher pedagogy skills, especially regarding quality of reading instruction, which was measured largely through increased pupils learning and reading. The pilot project therefore placed emphasis on providing support to teachers in the form of face to face and online coaching as well as the supply of technology-assisted materials. An online one-stop teachers portal has been developed by OLE Ghana as part of the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Measuring noncalcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque using voxel analysis with MDCT angiography. T2 - A pilot clinical study. AU - Clouse, Melvin E.. AU - Sabir, Adeel. AU - Yam, Chun Shan. AU - Yoshimura, Norihiko. AU - Lin, Shezhang. AU - Welty, Francine. AU - Martinez-Clark, Pedro. AU - Raptopoulos, Vassilios. PY - 2008/6/1. Y1 - 2008/6/1. N2 - OBJECTIVE. The purpose of our study was to evaluate a new method using voxel analysis for quantifying noncalcified plaque in coronary arteries using MDCT angiography (MDCTA) compared with luminal stenosis by catheter coronary arteriography. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Forty-one normal and eight abnormal arterial cross sections with noncalcified plaque selected from 40 patients undergoing MDCTA were analyzed for percentage of stenosis and plaque volume using a voxel analysis technique. RESULTS. Using voxel analysis, the normal arterial wall thickness was determined to be 0.8 ± 0.4 mm. Attenuation values (in Hounsfield units) for normal ...
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Effects of a 6-month exercise program pilot study on walking economy, peak physiological characteristics, and walking performance in patients with peripheral arterial disease Robert G Crowther1, Anthony S Leicht1, Warwick L Spinks1, Kunwarjit Sangla2, Frank Quigley2, Jonathan Golledge2,31Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; 2Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; 3The Vascular Biology Unit, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, AustraliaAbstract : The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a 6-month exercise program on submaximal walking economy in individuals with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication (PAD-IC). Participants (n = 16) were randomly allocated to either a control PAD-IC group (CPAD-IC, n = 6) which received standard medical therapy, or a treatment PAD-IC group (TPAD-IC; n = 10) which took part in a supervised exercise program. During a graded treadmill test,
This trial will investigate the efficacy of mesalazine [Salofalk] in patients with non steroidal induced gastrointestinal damage. The primary endpoint is rate
Background Most maternal deaths, intrapartum-related stillbirths, and newborn deaths in low income countries are preventable but simple, effective methods for improving safety in institutional births have not been devised. Checklist-based interventions aid management of complex or neglected tasks and have been shown to reduce harm in healthcare. We hypothesized that implementation of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist program, a novel childbirth safety program for institutional births incorporating a 29-item checklist, would increase delivery of essential childbirth practices linked with improved maternal and perinatal health outcomes. Methods and Findings A pilot, pre-post-intervention study was conducted in a sub-district level birth center in Karnataka, India between July and December 2010. We prospectively observed health workers that attended to women and newborns during 499 consecutively enrolled birth events and compared these with observed practices during 795 consecutively enrolled birth
Pilot Projects 2015 - 2017 Among the Thematic Modules (TMs) TM 3 Critiques and Renewals of Democracy has engaged in undertaking and testing Pilot Projects, already during ICAS:MPs preliminary phase. From summer 2017 onwards, other TMs have also taken up this format.. Materials from these pilot research projects, as well as projects to be pursued in the main phase, will be housed on an online platform based in Göttingen, the Critiques of Democracy Archive. The Archive will become functional during the first two years of the main phase, and can then be a resource for researchers across ICAS as well as the public.. Pilot Projects by TM 3 (2015 - current) (1) Vernacular communisms and the limits of the people (2015-16). This project examined how left movements in southern India redefined the political in the early post-independence decades. Focusing on minor grassroots movements more than left parties, the research collected-oral interviews, pamphlet literature, and news media-shows how ...
This was a historic meeting with two of WHOs major advisory committees working together to consider current evidence about this vaccine, says professor Fred Binka, acting chair of MPAC. The committees agreed that pilot implementations should be the next step with this vaccine. The vaccine, known as RTS,S, is the first vaccine for malaria, but there is one primary question. It requires four doses for a child to be fully protected and therefore requires additional contacts with the health care system. The first three doses are given one month apart followed by an 18-month pause before the fourth dose. Without the fourth dose, children had no overall reduction in severe malaria. The question about how the malaria vaccine may best be delivered still need to be answered, says professor Jon S. Abramson, chair of SAGE. After detailed assessment of all the evidence we recommended that this question is best addressed by having three to five large pilot implementation projects. The malaria ...
On February 24, the president of the Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol, Felipe Bayón, and other executives updated investors on fracking in Colombia.. Here is an overview to understand the context of his update yesterday:. Protests against fracking in Puerto Wilches. The first licence for a fracking pilot project in Colombia was awarded by the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) to Ecopetrol on November 25, 2020 for its Kalé project near the community of Puerto Wilches, Santander.. Hundreds of people in Puerto Wilches protested against this pilot project on December 13 and then again on February 10 of this year.. Blu Radio reports: [The fracking pilot project] provoked protests from social organizations that say the pilot does not have a social license because it will affect the biodiversity of the area, especially the wetlands [ciénagas] of Paredes and Yariguí, in addition to the damage it will cause in species such as manatee, which is endangered.. This recent Oil Barometer poll found ...
5. Response and psychosocial support and other support services to JICWL and those at risk to commit crimes improved. In early 2008 MOLISA, CPFC Hai Phong & UNICEF agreed to conduct an evaluation of the pilot project. MOLISA requested technical assistance from UNICEF with both the formulation and implementation of the evaluation. The evaluation takes place two years into the operation of the project. It is therefore a mid-term evaluation, as the project period was intended to be from 2006 to 2010. The aim of this evaluation is to assess both the implementation progress to date, and the impact of the pilot project, using data from a desk review of existing reports; a qualitative survey and a field survey. This evaluation aims to gain an understanding of project operation, and to document project impact, relevance and effectiveness. It further aims to examine the strengths and weaknesses of the pilot project, to make appropriate recommendations to improve the implementation and impact of the ...
OCT angiography can clearly visualize microaneurysms and retinal nonperfused areas and enables closer observation of each layer of the retinal capillaries. Quantitative information on new vessels can also be obtained. OCT angiography may be clinically useful to evaluate the microvascular status and …
A preliminary report on the evaluation of the Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia Unified Football Pilot Project. There is growing support in European societies for the total inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in all aspects of the community. Sport provides a means for supporting this integration process. Unified Sports is one mechanism for promoting social inclusion through sport. Unified Sports is a Special Olympics initiative that provides opportunities for sportsmen with and without intellectual disabilities to play on integrated sport teams. This experience allows athletes and partners to develop sport skills, have meaningful competition experiences, and create long lasting friendships. In 2005, Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia developed a school-based pilot project that merged the Special Olympics school curriculum SO Get Into It with Special Olympics Unified Football. The goals of this pilot project were to improve the sport skills, social skills, and self-esteem of students
City Seeks Feedback Via Survey On The Uptown Wayfinding Signage Pilot Project - Through March, the City of Oakland is seeking feedback on the Uptown Wayfinding Signage Pilot project via an online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CDDKT8Z.. By completing the short survey, the public will help shape the final signage used. The pilot projects goal is to connect public spaces through better maps and signage. The improvements are part of a commitment by the City to ensure that navigating Oakland is easy and enjoyable for pedestrians, citizens and visitors alike. Pedestrian Wayfinding helps people orient themselves and makes it easier to connect between amenities and destinations. The project has brought together City staff and key stakeholders including Visit Oakland, the Lake Merritt/Uptown Business Improvement District (BID), the Downtown BID and the Jack London BID. Visit Oakland has already begun to use the system by creating their own visitors maps, using the Citys pedestrian wayfinding ...
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The Agency for Science, Education and Sport (ASHE) developed a model of external audit of Quality Assurance Units in 2006/07 and tested it through a pilot project at the beginning of 2008. The pilot project was a part of the CARDS 2003 project Furtherance of the Agency for Science and Higher Education in its Quality Assurance Role and Development of a Supporting Information System . The present study is based on the analysis of an audit model and outcomes of this Pilot project ...
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ARCOLABS Surya University bekerja sama dengan Korea Arts and Culture Education Service (KACES) dan METAA dalam pilot project dalam pengembangan pedoman global jangka panjang di bidang pendidikan seni dan budaya. Pilot project ini dikembangkan dari project internasional yang conducted diselenggarakan oleh KACES dan METAA pada tahun 2014 yang dengan landasan disadari bahwa bekerjasama dengan negara-negara di Asia dalam jangka panjang sangatlah penting untuk membangun kepercayaan dan membangun kolaborasi lembaga untuk perkembangan pendidikan seni. Tahun ini, dengan bekerjasama dengan institusi lokal seperti Center for Art and Community Management (ARCOLABS), pilot project ini bermaksud untuk mencapai tujuan fundamental akan pendidikan seni, saling mengerti kebudayaan satu sama lain, dan bertukar pengetahuan serta pengalaman untuk merencanakan program kolaborasi jangka panjang yang akan diselenggarakan pada tahun 2017 antara Indonesia dan Korea nantinya.. Maka yang terjadi adalah, dari tanggal 5 - ...
Two new genomic pilot projects to advance the delivery of DNA-based breeding tools have been announced at LambEx today [June 28] by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC). LambEx 2012 brings together producers, processors researchers, wholesalers, exporters and key service providers, in a celebration of all things lamb at the Bendigo Showgrounds. Speaking at a CRC Breakfast Forum, Genomics - sheep breedings holy grail, which opened the official LambEx program, CRC Chief Executive James Rowe told the crowd of nearly 400 that the new pilot projects would pave the way for the commercialisation of new DNA tests for breeding traits, horned/polled, and parentage. The Sheep CRC is developing two new Genomics Pilot Projects, the first offering participants a new parentage test that will also provide prediction of horn-poll, while the second will be a genotyping test for a broad range of traits in young sires, Prof. Rowe said. The parentage test is anticipated to be ...
departments, and to develop and implement interventions for likely super users. The bill would require certain county and state entities to provide the county with specified data, upon request, for purposes of the pilot project, including to obtain a historical perspective of its super users. The bill would require the data provisions to be implemented in accordance with applicable state and federal confidentiality laws. The bill would terminate the pilot project on December 31, 2022, and would require the county to report the results of the pilot project, including specified information, to relevant fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature by July 1, 2023 ...
EUROGATE is managing the pilot project in cooperation with APM Terminals on an area of EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshavens site which is not used operationally and does not interfere with day-to-day operations. The pilot project is designed to prove that automated straddle carrier technology is fully functional, safe and ready for the roll-out. The first Kalmar vehicles will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2018. After completion of the pilot project (expected to be the end of the 2nd quarter of 2019), the results will be made available to all project partners. Subsequently, EUROGATE will decide whether and at which sites to deploy the automated straddle carrier system ...
The ABPN MOC Part III Pilot Project is a professional journal article-based assessment activity designed as an optional alternative to the current secure, proctored 10-year MOC examination. The Pilot Project will run for 3 years, from 2019-2021 and, if approved by the ABMS, the ABPN plans to transition diplomates into this program in 2022 as a permanent alternative to the secure MOC examination.. Once available to all diplomates, the Pilot Project will ultimately provide greater flexibility to ABPN diplomates for meeting their MOC Part III program requirements.. ...
Vessel PILOT PROJECT (IMO: N/A, MMSI: 244100797) is a sailing vessel and currently sailing under the flag of Netherlands. PILOT PROJECT has 12m length overall and beam of 4m. Below you can find more technical information, photos, AIS data and last 5 port calls of PILOT PROJECT detected by AIS. ...
How is Contributing to the EU definition of G7 pilot project number 10 abbreviated? G7-10 WG stands for Contributing to the EU definition of G7 pilot project number 10. G7-10 WG is defined as Contributing to the EU definition of G7 pilot project number 10 very frequently.
Within the major limits of this open-label pilot study, the results suggest that DHA may provide additional adjunctive benefits in patients with mild- to -moderate depression.
Dating and relationship violence refers to violence within or following a dating or longer-term sexual or romantic relationship. It includes threats, emotional and relational abuse, controlling behaviours, physical violence and non-consensual sexual activities. Project Respect is a new programme that will be piloted in English secondary schools that aims to prevent dating and relationship violence among young people. In order to run a larger study to assess whether Project Respect works in reducing dating and relationship violence, a smaller study is needed to assess whether the intervention and research methods are practically possible. This study looks to pilot the programme and receive feedback on how feasible the programme is. It will not be able to tell whether the programme has reduced dating and relationship violence, but it will tell whether the programme is possible to deliver in schools, and whether students and staff like it. It is necessary to know whether it would be feasible and ...
A program of functional literacy, as an integral part of the program of Farmers Training and Functional Literacy, is presented. Its objectives are: (1) to increase the attainment and use of literacy skills, and (2) to bring about the socio-economic change on the individual with particular emphasis on changes in agricultural production. The specific objectives of this pilot study were to obtain the qualitative and quantitative measurements of: (1) the attainment and use of literacy skills, (2) the impact of the program on the individual, and (3) the teaching/learning situation. The study was conducted on an ex-post-facto basis using experimental and matched control groups. Primary data was gathered by a team of seven interviewers. The experimental group consisted of adult farmers, drawn from 12 villages. Factors used for measurement purposes covered the following areas: (1) the literacy skills attained by the participants, (2) the impact on agriculture of the knowledge
Home , Papers , A pilot investigation of a mobile phone application and progressive reminder system to improve adherence to daily prevention treatment in adolescents and young adults with migraine. ...
en] Background Drug-resistant chronic duster headache (drCCH) is a devastating disorder for which various destructive procedures have been tried unsuccessfully. Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) is a new, safe strategy for intractable headaches. We undertook a prospective pilot trial of ONS in drCCH to assess clinical efficacy and pain perception. Methods Eight patients with drCCH had a suboccipital neurostimulator implanted on the side of the headache and were asked to record details of frequency, intensity, and symptomatic treatment for their attacks in a diary before and after Continuous ONS. To detect changes in cephalic and extracephalic pain processing we measured electrical and pressure pain thresholds and the nociceptive blink reflex. Findings Two patients were pain free after a follow-up of 16 and 22 months; one of them still had occasional autonomic attacks. Three patients had around a 90% reduction in attack frequency. Two patients, one of whom had had the implant for only 3 months, ...
Our randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study showed for the first time that a combination of memantine and L-dopa was associated with a slight, beneficial effect on axial motor handicap and LID in advanced PD patients with severe axial symptoms. Memantines good safety profile and its observed association with a lower motor symptom score (vs placebo) confirmed the findings of two open-label studies12 ,13 and two double-blind, placebo-controlled studies. One of the double-blind studies used non-validated scales14 and the other adopted a crossover paradigm with a very small number (n=12) of PD patients.15. This pilot study had both strengths and limitations. The main limitation was the small sample size, which encompassed patients with and without STN stimulation. However, the lack of significant differences between these subgroups suggests that memantine may have clinical benefit in both stimulated and non-stimulated patients. Furthermore, the lack of off-L-dopa data (due to ...
TMEM-MRI: A Pilot Feasibility Study of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Imaging of TMEM (Tumor Microenvironment of Metastasis) in Patients With Operable Breast ...
In April 2008 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) introduced the First Action Interview Pilot Program (Pilot Program), and on October 1, 2009, the USPTO enacted an enhanced version of the Pilot Program. The enhanced version, among other things, increases the number of applications eligible for the program.. The Pilot Program provides applicants who submit eligible U.S. patent applications with the opportunity to conduct an interview with the patent examiner after he or she conducts a prior art search, but before issuance of a first Office Action on the merits.. Participation Requirements. In order to participate in the Pilot Program, an application must be assigned to an eligible art unit at the USPTO and must meet the filing date requirement applicable to that art unit. A list of eligible art units and the corresponding filing date requirements are set forth on the USPTOs web site at http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/dapp/opla/preognotice/faipp_enhanced.htm. In addition to the ...
This small pilot study examined the effect of Viagra and acupuncture on the uterine linings of women who had a history of thin linings (
The Superior Court of Justice video conferencing pilot project is launching July 28, 2015 in eight locations: Toronto, Ottawa, Belleville, Oshawa, Newmarket, Sudbury, Timmins and Cochrane.. The pilot project is a collaborative effort between the Superior Court of Justice, the Ministry of the Attorney General, Innovation Office and Court Services Division, supported by Justice Technology Services, Justice Video Network. The goal is to enhance access to justice by making video conferencing more accessible for certain court attendances.. The pilot is currently limited to the following four court event types: civil pre-trials, family case conferences, family settlement conferences, and family trial management conferences.. For more information about the pilot, please see the Questions and Answers for Participants.. Pilot Project Forms. Video Conference Request. Objection to Video Conference. ...
   To rule out which of the combination of drug is the most beneficial for the patient to manage Madhumegam(Diabetes-Type-2). Some of them are taking only siddha medicines, and some of them are taking siddha medicines combined with allopathic medicines. So we have planned to do a pilot study on the management of Madhumegam patients in NIS as a Retrospective study.Data collection for assessment has been done by retrieving from the individuals’ OPD records and using questionnaire method, at the time of OPD treatment at NIS. Data for 105 Madhumegam patients were collected and taken up for the study.. The statistical analysis reveals that the reduction of blood sugar for(siddha only) Group I at fasting was statistically significant(P,0.0001) and Group-II(siddha and allopathy) it was not significant(P=0.73). The statistical analysis reveals that the reduction of blood sugar for(siddha only) Group I at postprandial was statistically significant(P,0.0001) and Group-II(siddha and ...
NTPC invites EoI for Hydrogen Fuel Cell based pilot projectsPilot projects to be set up at NTPC plant premises Mumbai, June 13, 2021 - NTPC, Indias largest integrated power generating company has floated a global Expression of Interest (EOI) to set up two pilot projects, Standalone Fuel-Cell based backup power system and a standalone fuel-cell based microgrid system with hydrogen production using electrolyser at NTPC premises. Through the projects, NTPC is looking to further strengthen its footprint in green and clean fuel. NTPC will collaborate for implementation and further commercialization of the projects.This is in line with NTPCs initiatives towards adopting Hydrogen technologies. It has already started a pilot for making methanol integrating carbon captured from power plant flue gas and hydrogen from electrolysis. This is a potential solution towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat in field of carbon capture and green hydrocarbon synthesis.Taking the initiative forward, NTPC is exploring use ...
Alayna Frauhiger Associate Editor. Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2021. Workplace wellness programs - efforts to get workers to lose weight, eat better, stress less and sleep more - are an $8 billion industry in the U.S. Recently, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a pilot project for states to implement health-contingent wellness programs in the individual market. The project is part of a mandate under the Affordable Care Act that added a provision to the Public Health Service Act calling for health-contingent wellness programs to be tested in the individual market through a pilot project operated by HHS, the Department of Labor and the Treasury Department.. The skinny on wellness programs Under this new pilot project, states will be able to offer residents lower premiums or other incentives if they choose to participate in the states wellness program through the individual market. CMS is currently seeking applications for the project, which will involve 10 ...
As part of this climate change package, Kenya became the first African country to receive funding as bilateral support from Denmark and DKK 10 million was set aside for pilot projects. In addition a further DKK 50 million has been allocated to Kenya for the design and implementation of a fast start climate change programme. The programme emphasises the role of the private sector and communities in facilitating the use of innovative technology to reduce climate change vulnerability and contribute to a low carbon development path. In late 2010, several potential pilot projects were screened, out of which five projects were shortlisted for implementation in 2010- 2011. The screening criteria used to select the five pilot projects asked the following questions: · Will the projects directly benefit people in terms of climate resilience? · Do the projects provide value for money in terms of direct cost benefit for the people? · Can the projects bring new approaches and innovation to the climate ...
A pilot project to reduce dooring that involved warning messages and large sharrows painted on a section of Wellington Street had been criticized for being confusing for motorists. Well, its almost three years later, and rather than confusing motorists, the pilot project seems to be having the desired effect of making it safer for cyclists on this stretch of Wellington Street.. For people who may be unfamiliar with the concept, dooring is what happens when a car door is suddenly opened in front of a cyclist. In many cases the cyclist cannot maneuver quickly enough to get around the door and the resulting collision can be very dangerous. At least one cyclist in Ottawa has died because of a dooring incident.. A few years ago there were 5 dooring incidents on Wellington between Parkdale and Holland. In response, the city initiated a pilot project in 2015 to encourage cyclists to stay more towards the middle of the road, and avoid the dooring zone in the area right next to the park cars. It ...
The Early (Childhood) Intervention Pilot Project is aimed at improving the process and outcomes of early childhood education by improving (1) childrens attendance and readiness for school; (2) the delivery of quality service in the Child Development Centres and; (3) enhancing support and understanding of the intervention of developmental stages, sequences and milestones for social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of children aged zero to 12. This is funded through a three-year contribution agreement between Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and Government of the Northwest Territories.. In the first year (2015/2016), in partnership with the Beaufort-Delta Health and Social Services Authority rehab department and speech and language pathologists, the focus was on delivering a modified version of Hanen Training (Learning Language & Loving It) in four modules to staff in the centres. In this way, staff have the strategies, skills and knowledge to support childrens social language ...
The pilot project, which will form part of Volkswagens operations in Rwanda, was officially announced today by Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa and responsible for the Sub-Sahara Africa Region, in the presence of Rwandan Prime Dr Edouard Ngirente.. During the pilot phase, four e-Golfs and one charging station will be introduced in the capital of Rwanda, Kigali. Volkswagen has signed a joint development agreement with Siemens to provide the charging infrastructure for the electric cars.. With the launch of the pilot project, Rwanda becomes the first African country to introduce a Volkswagen electric car.. Thomas Schäfer said: The success of our innovative and pioneering mobility solutions business has shown us that Rwanda has the potential to leapfrog the internal combustion engines into electric cars. Rwanda has a young and progressive population that appreciates individual and modern mobility.. Together with our development partner Siemens and with the support from the ...
The number of cancer survivors in the western world is steadily increasing [1]. This is owing in part to high incidence rates, and in part to advancements in detection and treatment which have led to improved survival outcomes. In Australia, survivors experience some of the highest survival rates in the world. The majority of those diagnosed (67%) now have a good chance of surviving for the next 5 years relative to their peers without a cancer history [2]. While increases in survival are duly welcomed, many survivors will suffer from adverse side effects well beyond the treatment phase, including fatigue, reduced physical functioning, premature aging, and mood disturbances [3, 4]. These issues have a significant and lasting impact on quality of life [5-7]. In addition, cancer survivors are at an increased risk of morbidity and premature death from cancer and non-cancer causes compared to age matched controls [8]. As such, cancer is increasingly recognised as a chronic disease, and cancer ...
Mild hypothermia has been the focus of much attention in recent years as a means of minimising the cerebral damage that can arise as a result of a hypoxic-ischaemic insult in the perinatal period.9 Most of the data are from animal experiments in which the nature and timing of the insult were closely controlled.5-8 Translating the technique into clinical practice has posed major problems because, not only is the nature, duration, and severity of perinatal asphyxia not standardised, there is uncertainty about the optimal means of cooling. As cooling is practised in only a limited number of centres and cases of perinatal asphyxia cannot generally be predicted, getting affected infants to the appropriate units for formal testing of the technique is also a problem.. ECMO on the other hand provides life support to a group of infants at high risk of hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury and whose care is already focused on a small number of hospitals.2,3 The technique itself makes control of body temperature ...
Introduction: Dipyridamole (DIP) might be beneficial in heart failure (HF). It has been reported to improve symptoms in observational, small‑scale studies. The PRoFESS study for secondary prevention of stroke observed a reduction in the risk of HF with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) plus DIP in comparison with clopidogrel. The present pilot study was aimed at assessing the clinical effects of DIP and ASA in dilated cardiomyopathy. Materials and Methods: Nineteen outpatients with nonischemic HF, New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II, ejection fraction (EF) ,40%, were randomized to ASA 25 mg, or ASA 25 mg plus DIP 200 mg (ASA + DIP), twice daily. They were evaluated at baseline and after 6 months for symptoms, EF, and exercise capacity through 6‑min walk test. Results: Eleven subjects were in the ASA group and 8 in the ASA + DIP. Dyspnea improved, without differences between the two arms: n = 6/5/0/0 for NYHA I/II/III/IV in ASA, n = 4/3/1/0 in ASA + DIP. EF increased in both groups (ASA: from ...
Osteotomes are bone cutting tools commonly reused in orthopedic surgical procedures. Despite undergoing rigorous cleaning, visual inspection, and sterilization procedures between every use, the condition of the cutting blade edge is commonly not qualitatively assessed. Subjective feedback from surgeons suggests a large variation in osteotome cutting-edge sharpness is found during use. This study seeks to investigate the retention of osteotome cutting-edge sharpness by comparing the wear resistance of as-supplied, electroless nickel, and titanium nitride coated osteotomes following a series of bone cutting tests. Changes in edge sharpness were assessed using visual inspection, depth penetration testing that quantified change in the blade sharpness index, and scanning electron microscopy visual analysis. Visual inspection of each osteotome blade edge was then compared to qualitative blade sharpness index measurement. After use, no cutting-edge damage or change in blade sharpness was detected by visual
Smoking and the Bottom Line: Updating the Costs of Smoking in the Workplace outlines the costs of tobacco use to employers and makes the business case for helping employees quit. Developed by the Conference Board of Canada. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/pubs/tobac-tabac/bottomline-bilan/index-eng.... Building on our Gains, Taking Action Now: Ontarios Tobacco Control Strategy for 2011 - 2016. Report from the Tobacco Strategy Advisory Group. October 2010. http://www.mhp.gov.on.ca/en/smoke-free/TSAG%20Report.pdf Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Ontario is a report of the Smoke Free Ontario Scientific Advisory Committee released in October 2010. http://www.oahpp.ca/services/evidence-to-guide-action-ctc-in-ontario.html. A Model for Assessing Gaps in Smoking Cessation Systems and Services in a Local Public Health Unit presents pilot study results of a method for assessing gaps in smoking cessation systems. Developed by Minian N., Schwartz R., Garcia J., Selby P., McDonald, P. ...
The goal of this clinical research study is to determine the effectiveness of alemtuzumab in patients with aplastic anemia, MDS, or T-Cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia. The safety of alemtuzumab will also be studied.
Introduction: Acute kidney injury (AKI) with fluid overload is associated with poor outcomes. While percentage fluid overload (PFO) using intake/output charts (PFO|sub|i/o|/sub|) has been validated as a marker of overload, accurate PFO|sub|i/o|/sub| measurements may not be possible in a general ward. We propose an alternative weight-based PFO calculation: PFO|sub|w|/sub| = [(maximum weight − baseline weight) ÷ baseline weight] × 100%. Methods: This is a prospective, observational pilot study on general ward inpatients with AKI who were referred for nephrology consult. PFO|sub|w|/sub| was compared with PFO|sub|i/o|/sub|, and both were evaluated for associations with dialysis requirement, AKI stage 2 or 3, and 90-day mortality. Results: Fifty-eight patients with a median age of 67.5 years (interquartile range 18.0) were recruited. Of which, 33 (56.9%) were males and 41 (70.7%) had preexisting CKD 3 or higher. We found no correlation between PFO|sub|i/o|/sub| and PFO|sub|w|/sub| ( R |sup|2|/sup| =
INTRODUCTION: Inhomogeneity of lung attenuation pattern is observed in high resolution chest computed tomography (HRCT) in some IPAH patients despite lack of interstitial lung disease. Such radiological changes are described either as ill-defined centrilobular nodules (CN) or as focal ground glass opacities (FGGO). There is no consensus in the literature, whether they indicate the distinct type of IPAH, or pulmonary venoocclusive disease (PVOD) with subtle radiological changes. Thus the aim of the present pilot study was to assess the frequency and clinical significance of inhomogenic lung attenuation pattern in IPAH.. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 52 IPAH patients (38 females, 14 males, mean age 41 years ± 15 years), entered the study. All available chest CT scans were reviewed retrospectively by the experienced radiologist, not aware about the clinical data of the patients.. RESULTS: CN were found in 10 patients (19%), FGGO - in 12 patients (23%). No lymphadenopathy or interlobular septal thickening ...
This report tells the story of the Rural People; Resilient Futures (RP;RF moving forward) pilot project, which has developed and tested a model for engaging rural community service organisations in planning for the impacts of climate change and increasing community resilience. The report focuses on the process employed through the RP;RF project, recommendations for similar agencies to adopt, and steps moving forward. The report does so by describing:  Understanding social vulnerability in context (Section 2.1);  A model for community service organisation engagement using the SGGPCP platform (Section 2.5 and Section 3.5);  Activities and engagement methods employed throughout the pilot project (Section 4);  Benefits of employing this approach (Section 3); and  Recommendations to continue the success of this pilot (Section 0 ...
CRKN is pleased to announce that a team from Clark Wilson LLP, led by Michal Jaworski, has been chosen as the consultant for the Rights Statement Pilot Project. The selection was made with the guidance of CRKNs Preservation and Access Committee. The Rights Statement Pilot Project will define user rights on a sample segment of digital documentary heritage materials included in the Canadiana collections. Following a review and assessment of the pilot, the goal of the project is to apply the resulting framework to the entirety of the Canadiana collections. The copyright consultant will propose the framework for determining these rights, as well as recommend updates to the Terms of Use for the Canadiana collections, review controlled rights statement vocabulary, and develop additional related policies and processes. The project officially launched on June 17 and an update on progress is expected to be shared at CRKNs annual conference in October. CRKN looks forward to working with Michal and his ...
Expressivity is a visceral capacity of the human body. To understand what makes a gesture expressive, we need to consider not only its spatial placement and orientation but also its dynamics and the mechanisms enacting them. We start by defining gesture and gesture expressivity, and then we present fundamental aspects of muscle activity and ways to capture information through electromyography and mechanomyography. We present pilot studies that inspect the ability of users to control spatial and temporal variations of 2D shapes and that use muscle sensing to assess expressive information in gesture execution beyond space and time. This leads us to the design of a study that explores the notion of gesture power in terms of control and sensing. Results give insights to interaction designers to go beyond simplistic gestural interaction, towards the design of interactions that draw on nuances of expressive gesture. ...
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project (AIPP) is a new employer-driven immigration program designed to address the labour gaps of employers in the Atlantic Provinces. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is for skilled immigrants and international student graduates who want to permanently live in Atlantic Canada. For more information on the pilot project visit:. Immigration, Refugees and Canadian Citizenship (IRCC). or. Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI). To become designated, an employer must:. ...
The implementation of this project is rooted in the very widespread use of this technology in other police departments across Canada and the U.S. Citizens recordings of various police interventions have inspired police departments to use the technology themselves so as to be able to view different angles of interventions.. The recommendation of having police officers wear potable cameras was also made in June 2015 by coroner Paul G. Dionne, as part of his report following a citizens death during a Montréal police intervention.. In the fall of 2015, the Ministère de la Sécurité publique tabled its feasibility study of police officers use of portable cameras. The SPVM, along with other police departments in the province, contributed to this document.. Furthermore, it is important to specify that this pilot project is carried out in two phases.. Phase 1. Phase 1 began in May 2016, with some thirty police officers wearing portable cameras. To kick off the pilot project, the SPVM opted to use ...
Managing stormwater on urban surfaces with blue-green infrastructure (BGI) is being increasingly adopted as an alternative to conventional pipe-based stormwater management in cities. BGI combats water problems and provides multiple benefits for cities, including improved livability and enhanced biodiversity. The paper examines six municipality-led pilot projects from Beijing and Copenhagen, through a review of documents, site observations and interviews with project managers. Beijings projects attempt to divert from a pipe-based approach but are dominated by less BGI-based solutions; they could benefit from more integration of multiple benefits with stormwater management. Copenhagens projects combine stormwater management with amenity improvement, but lack focus on stormwater utilization. Reviewed municipality-led pilot projects are shown to play an important role in both testing new solutions and upscaling them in the process of developing more sustainable cities. Key lessons are extracted ...
e1__ r TECHNICAL REPORT STANDARD TITLE PAGE GOVIUIlNOl(NT ceJ~1 N 110. I. ~U;PETS C.. tl:, ..0. i9~1:8~ ~~ppa~:~s~~ta Inventory Sierra Cooperative Pilot Project ,. P[~OIlG Oll.... ,Z ..TON ..... E ... ~ .00ll[n U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reel amat ion P.O. Box 25007, DFC Denver, CO 80225 Same AUQust 1982 t. P[~ORG O~.Z.TON II[PO~T NO. Data Inventory 1981-82 Microfiche and/or hard copy available at the Engineering and Research Center Oenver, CO. Ed:m c &. IHRCT This report contains an inventory of all data collected from October 15, 1981. through April 1982 in association wHh the SCPP (Sierra Cooperative Pilot Project). a weather mdification research project in winter orographic cloud seeding. It is subdivided into an introduction plus 14 se,:tions and appendices A, B, and C: (1) Forecasting, (2) Evaluation Data Matrix, (3) Radar, (4) Satellite, (5) Aircraft, (6) Rawinsondes, (7) Surface Mete-orological Observations, (8) Precipitation Gage Network, ...
In what might be called a Back to the Future-style experiment, Medicare officials have apparently figured out one way to save money and improve care: house calls.. According to an article from Kaiser Health News, a pilot project launched two years ago is based on the idea that, if done well and paid for appropriately, house calls might be an effective way of treating very sick, elderly patients while also allowing them to live at home.. House calls go back to the origins of medicine, but in many ways I think this is the next generation, said Dr. Patrick Conway, who heads the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and oversees the project, called Independence at Home. In the first year of the experiment, the article notes, Housecall Providers of Portland, Oregon, which had been operating at a loss, saved Medicare an average of almost $13,600 for each patient in the pilot project. Its share of the savings was $1.2 million. The house calls practice at MedStar Washington Hospital in ...
Dear NARALO members, Thank you for your participation in the NARALO monthly teleconference held on Monday, 08 February 2016 at 20:00 UTC. As you are aware this call was held in conjunction with our first At-Large Captioning Pilot Project. We would appreciate your feedback via a simple online survey (click here,https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KYLF3GN,) to help us better plan for future captioning calls. Questions or comments can be sent to ICANN At-Large Staff at staff at atlarge.icann.org,mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org,. The survey will close end of business today. (Friday, 12 February 2016) For further information on the At-Large Captioning Pilot Project please see the wiki page: https://community.icann.org/x/soBYAw Once again, thank you for taking the time to join us and we hope you found the session useful! Regards, Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Ariel Liang, Gisella Gruber, Nathalie Peregrine, Terri Agnew and Yeşim Nazlar ICANN Policy Staff in support of the At-Large Community E-mail: ...
Objective: Androgen can play a synergistic role with follicle-stimulating hormone in promoting the early follicular recruitment, which is critical in Assisted Reproduction Technique program. In patients with poor ovarian response (POR) and poor ovarian reserve may benefit from testosterone gel application and growth hormone. This study was done to assess whether poor responders can benefit from androgen therapy before in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection and from growth hormone. Study Design: It is a prospective pilot study on 35 patients with previous POR and poor ovarian reserve attending IRM, OPD between January 2015 and December 2015 for 1 year. Materials and Methods: Selected women received transdermal therapy of testosterone gel 12.5 mg over the skin of shoulder and upper arm for 21 days from day 7 to day 27 of cycle during oral contraceptive pills if the cycle was not regular and gel treatment before gonadotropin stimulation cycle for next one cycle. Hormone assessment ...
Peterborough, Ontario, May 28th, 2015 - Tree Canada, the nations leader in tree related programs and resources, launched a much-needed pilot project with the city of Peterborough today. The goal of this project is to assist in the treatment of private homeowners ash trees in conjunction with the city of Peterboroughs treatment plan for their public trees. The pilot project that is announced today was at a cost of $50,000.00 with the funding generously provided by Tree Canadas sponsors U-Haul and TELUS.. These funds will significantly reduce the cost to treat ash trees by as much as 50% using the registered biological insecticide TreeAzin. Homeowners who have ash trees and who have met the criteria need simply apply for the funds by going onto our website www.treecanada.ca.. Emerald ash borer has devastated thousands of trees in many cities in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, declared Michael Rosen - President of Tree Canada, The city of Peterborough has recognized this and has ...
Press Release:Douglas County Libraries and CLiC move forward with Statewide eBook Pilot Project. Douglas County Libraries (DCL) and partner the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) were awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant of $209,460 for their project proposal, eVoke 2.0: Colorado Statewide eBook Pilot Project in October 2013.
The Bureau of the Fiscal Services Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) has launched two pilot projects exploring innovative technologies - Robotic Process Automation and Distributed Ledger Technology - that can boost efficiency, strengthen accountability, and cut paperwork for the Federal government. Robotic Process Automation and Distributed Ledger Technology have both been shown to accelerate processing times, create efficiencies, and strengthen financial controls in the commercial sector. The FIT Office is responsible for identifying and promoting innovative solutions to improve federal financial management. FIT believes that these two technologies should be explored and applied to government challenges just as they have in the commercial sector. During the pilot project, FIT and its contractor will develop bots to help streamline common financial management processes performed at Federal agencies. Bots are software applications that operate in conjunction with an ...
On May 6, the Town of Newmarket proudly announced its open data pilot project, OPENNewmarketat the Go Open Data Conference 2016 hosted by ventureLAB, a business and entrepreneurial support organization.. OPENNewmarket is a one-year open data pilot project that will allow the public to freely use, reuse and distribute machine-readable data maintained by the Town of Newmarket through an online catalogue on the Towns website.. OPENNewmarket is a significant milestone in our community and aligns perfectly with Councils Strategic Priorities, says Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen. Open data will help Newmarket further promote an open, transparent and accountable government by making data readily accessible, increase efficiencies and promote community engagement and economic development.. Previously, data such as active developments in the community, information on parks, ward boundaries, waste and recycling as well as spatial data such as maps could be accessible online or upon request. Data was ...
In an effort to help coastal communities, Congressman Patrick Murphy recently sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to prioritize funding for beach nourishment, promote innovative solutions to prevent beach erosion, and call upon permitting agencies to allow for pilot projects to be built in an effort to find more permanent solutions to stabilizing our dunes and beaches.. Strong beaches are crucial to the safety, environment, and economic development of our country and especially to Floridas 18th District, Congressman Murphy wrote.. READ HIS LETTER HERE: Congressman Murphy advocates for pilot projects, innovation and funding to protect Floridas beaches ...
Québec -Nature-Action Québec (NAQ) and Recyclage ÉcoSolutions (RES), in partnership with Ameublements Tanguay, are proud to launch the pilot project for the Freezponsible program that optimizes handling of end-of-life cooling appliances (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, wine and water coolers, etc.).. The Freezponsible pilot project will assess the best way to process cooling appliances that are no longer used. Another objective is to educate the public about the environmental impacts of these appliances. Freezponsible is the only program to use technology that recycles up to 96% of the appliance components. It is also the only process that traps and destroys 99.99% of the halocarbons contained in the appliances refrigeration systems and polyurethane foam insulation. Foam insulation contains up to four times as much gas as the refrigeration system! ...
Article: Avram, Henriette D~Maruyame, Lenore S. RECON pilot project: a progress report, October 1970 - May 1971. A synopsis of three progress reports on the RECON Pilot Project submitted by the Library of Congress to the Council of Library Resources covering the period October 1970-May 1971. Progress is reported in the following areas: RECON production, foreign language editing test, format recognition, microfilming, input devices, and tasks assigned to the RECON Working Task Force.
These are Pilot Projects. They are still under review and may be changed according to needs, wishes or wants. Please Review, Use them and provide your thoughts.. Thank you,. Staff. Nunavut Courts. ...
How is Chemical Development Pilot Plant (Janssen Pharma in Geel, Belgium) abbreviated? CDPP stands for Chemical Development Pilot Plant (Janssen Pharma in Geel, Belgium). CDPP is defined as Chemical Development Pilot Plant (Janssen Pharma in Geel, Belgium) rarely.
The injectable vaccine, RTS,S, was developed to protect young children from the most deadly form of malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum. RTS,S will be assessed in the pilot programme as a complementary malaria control tool that could potentially be added to the core package of WHO-recommended measures for malaria prevention.. The prospect of a malaria vaccine is great news. Information gathered in the pilot programme will help us make decisions on the wider use of this vaccine, said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. Combined with existing malaria interventions, such a vaccine would have the potential to save tens of thousands of lives in Africa, she added.. Africa bears the greatest burden of malaria worldwide. Global efforts in the last 15 years have led to a 62 percent reduction in malaria deaths between 2000 and 2015, yet approximately 429,000 people died of the disease in 2015, the majority of them young children in Africa.. The WHO pilot programme will assess ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Radio-frequency thermal ablation of liver metastases with a cooled-tip electrode needle. T2 - Results of a pilot clinical trial. AU - Lencioni, R.. AU - Goletti, O.. AU - Armillotta, N.. AU - Paolicchi, A.. AU - Moretti, M.. AU - Cioni, D.. AU - Donati, F.. AU - Cicorelli, A.. AU - Ricci, S.. AU - Carrai, M.. AU - Conte, P. F.. AU - Cavina, E.. AU - Bartolozzi, C.. PY - 1998. Y1 - 1998. N2 - The aim of this study was to evaluate feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of radio-frequency (RF) thermal ablation, performed by using a cooled-tip electrode needle, in the treatment of liver metastases. Twenty-nine patients (20 males and 9 females; age range 43-77 years) with one to four hepatic metastases 1.1-4.8 cm in diameter (mean 2.9 ± 0.8 cm) from previously resected intra-abdominal primary malignancies were treated. All patients were excluded from surgery and had partial or no response to chemotherapy. Radio-frequency ablation was performed by using a 100-W generator and 17-gauge, ...
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Act 69 of 2014, the Dyslexia Screening and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program became effective on June 26, 2014 (24 P.S. Article XVII-C). This Act requires the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to establish an early literacy intervention and dyslexia pilot program to provide evidence-based early screening using evidence-based services for students with potential risk factors for early reading deficiencies and dyslexia, such as low phonemic awareness, low letter and symbol naming and inability to remember sequences. This session will provide an update on the pilot program, which will operate for three full years beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
Table of Content. Information for Authors. From the Desk of the Editor.  Management of sepsis in resource poor countries: cutting your coat according to your cloth. Dr. Gentle S Shrestha. Original Article.  Hypomagnesemia is associated with increase in mortality and morbidity in ICU: Can serum magnesium level be used as prognostic marker in critically ill ICU admitted patients?. Md. Motiul Islam, Mohammad Omar Faruq, Mohammad Asaduzzaman, Amina Sultana, Uzzawl Kumar Mallick.  Prevention of Nosocomial Infection & role of Hand Hygiene Compliance in a Private Hospital of Bangladesh. Begum A, Bari MS, Azad MAK, Hossain I, Saha PR.  Serum Lipase Amylase Ratio in Predicting Aetiology, Severity and Outcome of Acute Pancreatitis in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Majharul Haque, Golam Azam, Debashis Kumar Sarkar, Anisur Rahman.  Ultrasound guided emergency cannulation of internal jugular vein in coagulopathic adult patients -a prospective observational pilot study.. Gentle Sunder Shrestha, ...
Trine StubEmail author, Nina Foss and Ingrid Liodden BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series - open, inclusive and trusted201717:262 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-017-1770-8© The Author(s). 2017 Received: 21 September 2016Accepted: 13 April 2017Published: 12 May 2017 Open Peer Review reports Abstract Background Complementary therapists spend considerable time with their patients, especially in the first consultation. The communication between patients and their therapists is important for raising consciousness and activation of the patients self-healing power. Thus, the aims in this study were to delineate what complementary therapists regard as essential in patient consultations, their view of the healing process, and how the therapists understand the placebo effect and its position in the healing process. Methods Semi-structured individual interviews (n = 4), focus group interview (n = 1) and participant observation were conducted among four different complementary therapists ...