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Patrizia Carità, Egle Corrado, Gianluca Pontone, Antonio Curnis, Angela Nogara, Antonino Mignano, Massimo Verdecchia, Gianfranco Ciaramitaro, Salvatore Novo, Giuseppe Coppola
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been shown as a successful strategy in the treatment of patients with heart failure and electrical dyssincrony. However, a significant proportion of implanted patients fails to respond sufficiently or in a predictable manner. Consequently, non response to CRT remains a valuable problem in clinical practice. In order to improve CRT response and long-term clinical benefits, the proper evaluation of patient's global frialty, the technology improvement, the multimodality imaging approach and the use of simple and low cost electrographic parameters (to verify effective biventricular capture and QRS narrowing) could play a important role...
January 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
M Jaya Kumar Jacob, P Brahmaji Rao
Coasts are an amazing gift of nature. Industrialization, infrastructure development, urbanisation, tourism, mechanized fishing, disposal of industrial and urban wastes and effluents, are all ringing the death-knell of the sensitive coastal ecosystems of recently separated State of Andhra Pradesh. These modern interventions have been violent, disregarding both nature's rejuvenating mechanisms, and the symbiotic relationship that exist between the coast and traditional marine fishing communities. Modern fishing tecnologies using mechanized trawlers and small meshed nets lead directly to overexploitation, which is not sustainable...
December 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Walter De Caro, Anna Rita Marucci, Mauro Giordani, Julita Sansoni
INTRODUCTION: The increasing use of digital technologies and e-learning in nursing education and the health professions was also reflected in the time to many studies and reviews. The aim of this overview was to analyze education through e-learning technologies for nursing and health professional students. METHOD: A comprehensive search of literature was conducted using database PubMed/MEDLINE, Ebsco/CINAHL, 2003-2013. RESULT: The search strategy resulted in the inclusion, in first instance, of 9732 items...
April 2014: Professioni Infermieristiche
Shoko Nioka, Yu Chen
Biomedical optics is a rapidly emerging field for medical imaging and diagnostics. This paper reviews several biomedical optical technologies that have been developed and translated for either clinical or pre-clinical applications. Specifically, we focus on the following technologies: 1) near-infrared spectroscopy and tomography, 2) optical coherence tomography, 3) fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging, and 4) optical molecular imaging. There representative biomedical applications are also discussed here.
September 2011: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
B Boggia, G Graziuso, U Carbone
Aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of specific information program on DPI use on the functional respiratory parameters in a group of 15 welders compared with 18 welders not included in the program and 18 workers of industrial sector. Spirometryc parameters were recorded and compared and the results pointed out a significant increase of FEV1 and FVC in the study group compared with welder out of the study while no difference were observed between study group and workers of industrial sector. Results shown that the correct use of DPI could reduce the effects of welding fumes on respiratory tract making these effects equal to the exposure to industrial dusts...
July 2011: Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia
(no author information available yet)
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing this interim final rule with comment period to replace the Data Element Catalog (DEC) standard and the Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category III standard adopted in the final rule published on September 4, 2012 in the Federal Register with updated versions of those standards. This interim final rule with comment period also revises the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs by adding an alternative measure for the Stage 2 meaningful use (MU) objective for hospitals to provide structured electronic laboratory results to ambulatory providers, correcting the regulation text for the measures associated with the objective for hospitals to provide patients the ability to view online, download, and transmit information about a hospital admission, and making the case number threshold exemption for clinical quality measure (CQM) reporting applicable for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) beginning with FY 2013...
December 7, 2012: Federal Register
M Martini, D Ferrero
The scope of this article is to show the Iveco activity in terms of comfort improvement in all its product Portfolio, focusing on innovation research and realization of tools to get better the life of the driver on commercial vehicles. Comfort related to the ergonomics, thermal, vibrational comfort and after-treatment system in order to improve the life of driver and passengers. It is to remember that Commercial vehicles have different use from a car. For example an heavy truck cabin is not only a place where to drive 8 hours a day, but it is at the same time, an office, a place where to eat, where to sleep and to have a rest...
July 2012: Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia
Marija Toskić-Radojcić, Marija Pavlović, Emilija Gazikalović, Aleksandra Arandjelović, Aleksandra Kovacević
BACKGROUND/AIM: Hydrophilic matrix tablets represent the most commonly used oral dosage form. Carbomers used in the concentration of 10%-30% for preparation of matrix tablets, may significantly affect the profile of drug release due to the formation of hydrogel matrix tablets. The aim of this study was to compare the influence of different types of Carbopol (carbomers in the pharmacopoeia) on the release rate of lithium-carbonate and other pharmaceutical, technological, physical and chemical properties of the prepared formulations of matrix tablets...
August 2012: Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-medical and Pharmaceutical Review
Genevieve P Charet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2010: Hospitals & Health Networks
Juan José Pérez-Soba Díez del Corral
Bioethics emerges about the tecnological problems of acting in human life. Emerges also the problem of the moral limits determination, because they seem exterior of this practice. The Bioethics of Principles, take his rationality of the teleological thinking, and the autonomism. These divergence manifest the epistemological fragility and the great difficulty of hmoralñ thinking. This is evident in the determination of autonomy's principle, it has not the ethical content of Kant's propose. We need a new ethic rationality with a new refelxion of new Principles whose emerges of the basic ethic experiences...
January 2008: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
Francisca Vidal-España, Francisca Leiva-Fernández, J Daniel Prados-Torres, Emilio Perea-Milla, Carmen Gallo-García, Aranzazu Irastorza-Aldasoro
OBJECTIVE: Analyze the correspondence between health technologies (HT) to develop --doctor's opinion-- and the ones assessed by Spanish Agencies for Health Technologies Assessment. DESIGN: Response analysis of HT obtained from participant doctors. Comparison with assessment reports of agencies. SETTING: Andalusian Public Health System; 2003. Spanish Agencies for Health Tecnologies Assessment. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and forty-seven specialised doctors of 46 MIR specialties...
December 2007: Atencion Primaria
Wojciech Glinkowski, Maciej Kornacki
Digital Image is a relatively new quality in orthopedic diagnostics, which allows transmitting the image instead of the patient. Digital or digitized image can be transmitted via Internet, e-mail or local net. Observations derived form literature and own experience indicate that teleradiology may effectively provide radiologic consultation or even improve the detailed radiologic evaluation. This article describes sufficiently the technologic problems of teleradiology and explains terminology used for this branch, what allows understanding the fundamentals of teleradiology even for person having little technical and informatics knowledge...
December 30, 2002: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
Juliet Lodge
This paper examines an area of EU policy where the application of information and communication tecnology (ICT) poses acutely difficult problems for policymakers: freedom, security and justice. It focuses on the absence of an ethical debate about the adoption of ICT-based instruments in this area. It highlights the implausibility of simply adopting codes of ethical practice from the health sector to close the public trust deficit. It argues that health and justice professionals need to cooperate in order to create a code of ethical e-governance fit for an e-governance age...
2007: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Loretta Calderan, Alexia Rossi, Marina Bortul, Fulvio Stacul, Stefania Gava, Maria Cova
The aim of the study was to assess the role of magnetic resonance cholangiopan-creatography (MRCP) in the diagnosis of biliary tract and pancreatic duct diseases, also in relation to the data reported in the literature. Over the period from Februrary 2002 to July 2004, 252 consecutive patients, with a clinical or instrumental suspicion of biliary disease were submitted to magnetic resonance to investigate the biliary tract. The definitive diagnosis of disease was obtained by surgery and/or endoscopic retrtograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients with clinical or diagnostic evidence of disease and by means of follow-up in the remaining cases...
March 2006: Chirurgia Italiana
Mc Moreno Girao, F Centelles Mañosa, E Jovell Fernández
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the indication of bone densitometry (BD) and to know the prevalence of risk factors (FR) for osteoporotic fracture in primary care. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive study. SETTING: Urban centre of health of Terrassa, Barcelona (52.000 h). PARTICIPANTS: Women over 40 years old than went to urgencies of the centre selected by consecutive sampling stratified by age (n=416). MAIN MEASUREMENTS: Registry of FR for osteoporotic fracture according to the criteria of the Agència d'Avaluació de Tecnologies Mèdiques (AATM), hygienic-dietetic recommendations received and made BDs...
March 31, 2005: Atencion Primaria
(no author information available yet)
Saline infusion sonohysterography consists of ultrasonographic imaging of the uterus and uterocervical cavity, using real-time ultrasonography during injection of sterile saline into the uterus. When properly performed, saline infusion sonohysterography can provide information about the uterus and endometrium. The most common indication for sonohysterography is abnormal uterine bleeding. sonohysterography should not be performed in a woman who is pregnant or could be pregnant or in a woman with a pelvic infection or unexplained pelvic tenderness...
January 2004: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Jia-min Zhang, Ming-kui Wang, Bo-gang Li
OBJECTIVE: To study the chemical constituents from the whole plant of Aster poliothamnus. METHOD: Separating the chemical constituents by means of chromatography and identifying ther structures on basis of chemical and spectral tecnology. RESULT AND CONCLUSION: A new triterpene saponin was isolated and identified.
May 2002: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
P Manzi, M Goletti, A Bossi, P Grasso
INTRODUCTION: The main purpose of this contribution is to set today's situation of technology assessment and point to some organizing and integrative ways with the evolution concern ASL (Local Health Firm). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We outline main critical processes that fix correct management of technological resource thought data available in national and international literature. We single out more common methods to quantify, evaluate, control and manage biomedical technologies...
March 2002: La Clinica Terapeutica
Lunsford, Flickinger, Larson
To the Editors: We have read with interest and some concern the recently published editorial, "We've Got a Treatment, but What's the Disease," by Rosenthal and Glatstein. This editorial enunciates these common anxieties (? "mid-life") about radiosurgery: A) that thedure as currently practiced worldwide, even in the United States, does not in all cases rely on the talents of radiation oncologists; B) that the technique disregards fundamental (? proven) principles about radiobiology, and C) that the authors of the editorial have chosen to ignore a tremendous body of historical and clinical literature relative to outcomes...
1997: Oncologist
K Oyama, T Ohnuki, N Ohnuki, S Nitta
We examined local effects of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) on early bronchial revascularization following bronchial anastomosis. The left main bronchi of mongrel dogs (8-15 kg) were cut and sutured following peripheral radical hilar stripping. The anastomotic sites were wrapped with a pericardial fat tissue pedicle, including branches of the internal thoracic artery and vein (8 dogs group A). One ml of bFGF (Biomedical Tecnologies Inc.) dissolved in 1 ml of fibrin glue (final concentration of 20 ng/ml for a total dose of 100 ng, pH 7...
November 1996: [Zasshi] [Journal]
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