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Lukasz Kopec, Jakub Drewnowski, Adam Kopec
The paper presents research of a prototype moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR). The device was used for the post-denitrification process and was installed at the end of a technological system consisting of a septic tank and two trickling filters. The concentrations of suspended biomass and biomass attached on the EvU Perl moving bed surface were determined. The impact of the external organic carbon concentration on the denitrification rate and efficiency of total nitrogen removal was also examined. The study showed that the greater part of the biomass was in the suspended form and only 6% of the total biomass was attached to the surface of the moving bed...
December 2016: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
Eugene J D'Angelo, Katie Gallagher
This paper describes how psychology faculty positions in academic health centers (AHCs) have evolved to meet the changing needs in healthcare. In that context, the roles of psychologists have expanded significantly to include a wide array of clinical responsibilities, teaching and supervisory roles, administrative functions, research initiatives, and academic scholarship. Traditionally, faculty compensation plans have been calculated through the use of Relative Value Units which are primarily based on clinical service delivery, hence, incomplete when attempting to account for these growing academic responsibilities...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Linda Regan, Julianna Jung, Gabor D Kelen
PROBLEM: Increasing emphasis on revenue generation could jeopardize the fundamental notion of what it means to be faculty. Despite being a core mission, education is often marginalized in academic medical departments, and expectations of faculty effort in this area are often vague. A potential solution is mission-based budgeting (MBB), which refers to the allocation of resources based on core-mission-related priorities. APPROACH: From December 2012 to March 2013, the authors developed an educational value unit (EVU) system (using an MBB approach) to assign and monitor teaching activities related to the core departmental educational mission at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine...
December 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Joseph House, Sally A Santen, Michele Carney, Michele Nypaver, Jonathan P Fischer, Laura R Hopson
INTRODUCTION: Faculty educational contributions are hard to quantify, but in an era of limited resources it is essential to link funding with effort. The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of an educational value unit (EVU) system in an academic emergency department and to examine its effect on faculty behavior, particularly on conference attendance and completion of trainee evaluations. METHODS: A taskforce representing education, research, and clinical missions was convened to develop a method of incentivizing productivity for an academic emergency medicine faculty...
November 2015: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
G Dodd Denton, Ryan Griffin, Pedro Cazabon, Shelly R Monks, Richard Deichmann
PROBLEM: Medical schools face barriers to recruiting physicians to teach in the ambulatory setting for many reasons, including time required to teach, loss of productivity when learners are present, and physicians' uncertainty about how to teach. APPROACH: In 2012, the primary care department of the University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School (UQ-OCS) implemented an innovative model for recruiting primary care physicians to teach students in their clinics. The model's three-pronged approach allows protected teaching time, allocates tuition money to reimburse physicians for teaching via educational value unit (EVU) tracking, and includes a faculty development program...
November 2015: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Yi Kyung Kim, Byung Kwan Park, Chan Kyo Kim, Sung Yoon Park
PURPOSE: To determine the diagnostic performance of dual-energy computed tomography (CT) by using virtual unenhanced CT to characterize adrenal masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is retrospective, HIPAA-compliant, and approved by the institutional review board. Between December 2009 and June 2010, 49 patients with 49 adrenal masses underwent 120-kVp unenhanced CT and 80-kVp and 140-kVp early and delayed contrast agent-enhanced dual-energy CT. Early virtual unenhanced (EVU) and delayed virtual unenhanced (DVU) CT images were composed of data sets of early and delayed contrast-enhanced CT, respectively...
April 2013: Radiology
A-M Roos, Z Abdool, A H Sultan, R Thakar
AIM: To determine the accuracy and predictive value of transperineal (TPU) and endovaginal ultrasound (EVU) in the detection of anal sphincter defects in women with obstetric anal sphincter injuries and/or postpartum symptoms of faecal incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and sixty-five women were recruited, four women were excluded as they were seen years after their last delivery. TPU and EVU, followed by endonanal ultrasound (EAU), were performed using the B&K Viking 2400 scanner...
July 2011: Clinical Radiology
Gustavo Martínez-Mier, Luis Alfredo Jiménez-López, Daniel Valencia-Mercado, Esteban George-Micelli, Fernando Abel Salas-Díaz, María Fernanda González-Medina
OBJECTIVE: We present a retrospective review of urological complications following kidney transplantation in two medical centers in the Mexican state of Veracruz using Lich-Gregoir extravesical ureteroneocystostomy during a 4-year period. METHODS: Records from 242 patients from January 2003 to November 2007 were reviewed. Standard technique for organ procurement, open nephrectomy and kidney transplant was performed. EVU was used in all patients. Urological complications and management are reported...
March 2009: Cirugia y Cirujanos
Steven Stites, Lisa Vansaghi, Susan Pingleton, Glendon Cox, Anthony Paolo
The authors report the development of a new metric for distributing university funds to support faculty efforts in education in the department of internal medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. In 2003, a committee defined the educational value unit (EVU), which describes and measures the specific types of educational work done by faculty members, such as core education, clinical teaching, and administration of educational programs. The specific work profile of each faculty member was delineated...
December 2005: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
K A Jain, R B Jeffrey
Magnetic resonance imaging is becoming increasingly useful in characterizing adnexal masses, whereas endovaginal ultrasound is an invaluable technique for examining the uterus and adnexa. This pictorial essay depicts the internal architectural details necessary for characterization of various adnexal masses imaged with both EVU and MR imaging. Forty consecutive examinations that revealed 51 adnexal masses were reviewed. All patients had MR imaging and EVU examinations within 1 week of each other. T1- and T2-weighted images in coronal, axial, and sagittal planes were included...
November 1994: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
F B Fitts, S G Herbert, H Z Mellins
Of 2,234 patients, 97 (4.3%) had symptoms suggesting of urethral diseases, and underwent excretory voiding urethrography (EVU) as part of their excretory urographic examination. Successful EVU examinations were obtained in 84 (87%); 43 (51%) had abnormal findings; 29 (34%) were normal; and 12 (12%) were considered probably normal, with no further study required. The additional portion of the study can be accomplished without a significant increase in examination time and without excessive additional imaging; it avoids the risks of catheterization...
October 1977: Radiology
C Grose, M S Horwitz
An enterovirus (EVU-16) previously isolated from children with acute infectious lymphocytosis has been further characterized. The EVU-16 virus sediments as a 135S particle in sucrose gradients, has a density of 1-335 g/ml in CsCl, contains 4 polypeptides and has a single stranded RNA genome sedimenting at 35S. These structural features as well as the presence of a virus-related particle, the procapsid, are similar to those of other enteroviruses. However, the largest polypeptide of EVU-16 is 49000 daltons, which is considerably larger than the corresponding polypeptide from poliovirus; the sizes of the other three viral polypeptides were similar in both viruses...
March 1976: Journal of General Virology
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