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Qualitative evaluation of a diabetes electronic decision support tool: views of users
Qing Wan, Meredith Makeham, Nicholas A Zwar, Susanna Petche
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making , 2012, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-12-61
Abstract: This was a qualitative study of telephone interviews. General Practitioners and Practice Nurses from four Divisions of General Practice who had used the EDS tool for a minimum of six weeks were invited to participate. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and the interview transcripts were coded and thematically analysed using NVivo 8 software.In total 15 General Practitioners and 2 Practice Nurses completed the interviews. The most commonly used feature of the EDS tool was the summary side bar; its major function was to provide an overview of clinical information and a prompt or reminder to diabetes care. It also assisted communication and served an educational role as a visual aide in the consultation. Some participants thought the tool resulted in longer consultations. There were a range of barriers to use related to the design and functionality of the tool and to the primary care context.The EDS tool shows promise as a way of summarising information about patients’ diabetes state, reminder of required diabetes care and an aide to patient education.
La Mina El Cerro de San Cristobal: a Bronze Age tin mine (Extremadura, Spain)
Craig Meredith
Papers from the Institute of Archaeology , 1998, DOI: 10.5334/pia.122
Abstract: This paper is a short synopsis of the discussion relating to the Logrosan mines contained in my PhD thesis (Meredith 1998), which reviewed the evidence for ancient tin mining and smelting sites in Spain and Portugal.
Clinics of Oblivion: Makeover Culture and Cosmetic Surgery
Meredith Jones
PORTAL : Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies , 2011,
Abstract: This paper examines cosmetic surgery tourism, arguing that it can be meaningfully analysed as part of makeover culture. It shows that while cosmetic surgery tourism sits at a junction of cosmetic surgery and medical tourism, it also has much in common with contemporary tourism practices. The paper posits cosmetic surgery tourism not only as an economic and globalised phenomenon but also as a set of practices that are experienced, and that take place on the body (see also Cook, 2010; Bell et al. 2011). Chris Rojek’s work on contemporary tourist practices is deployed in order to argue that the cosmetic surgery tourist’s body is itself the ‘site’ to be visited and discovered; it is also the souvenir that is brought home. When body and site are brought together in cosmetic surgery tourism, they form a potent nexus that is unique to a contemporary moment tied up with globalisation and consumption, where both identity and self-transformation are managed through the body.
Birth of the New Clinic
Meredith Jones
Cultural Studies Review , 2011,
Abstract: A review of Alan Petersen, The Body in Question: A Socio-Cultural Approach (Routledge, London, 2006).
Book Review: John Agnew. Globalization and Sovereignty. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefied, 2009.
Meredith Marsh
Journal of International and Global Studies , 2010,
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Probing High Parton Densities at Low-$x$ in d+Au Collisions at PHENIX Using the New Forward and Backward Muon Piston Calorimeters
Beau Meredith
Physics , 2009, DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2009.10.109
Abstract: The new forward Muon Piston Calorimeters allow PHENIX to explore low-$x$ parton distributions in d+Au collisions with hopes of observing gluon saturation. We present a two-particle azimuthal $\Delta \phi$ correlation measurement made between a mid-rapidity particle ($|\eta_1| < 0.35$) and a forward $\pi^0$ ($3.1 < \eta_2 < 3.9$) wherein we compare correlation widths in d+Au to p+p and compute $I_{dA}$.
On polynomials of Sheffer type arising from a Cauchy problem
D. G. Meredith
International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences , 2003, DOI: 10.1155/s0161171203207080
Abstract: A new sequence of eigenfunctions is developed and studied in depth. These theta polynomials are derived from a recent analytic solution of the canonical Cauchy problem for parabolic equations, namely, the inverse heat conduction problem. By appealing to the methods of the operator calculus, it is possible to categorize the new functions as polynomials of binomial and Sheffer types. The connection of the new set with the classical polynomials of Laguerre is carefully examined. Some integral relations involving the Laguerre polynomials and the theta polynomials are presented along with a number of binomial identities. The inverse heat conduction problem is revisited and an analytic solution depending on the generalized theta polynomials is presented.
Multilocus Phylogenetic Study of the Scheffersomyces Yeast Clade and Characterization of the N-Terminal Region of Xylose Reductase Gene
Hector Urbina, Meredith Blackwell
PLOS ONE , 2012, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039128
Abstract: Many of the known xylose-fermenting (X-F) yeasts are placed in the Scheffersomyces clade, a group of ascomycete yeasts that have been isolated from plant tissues and in association with lignicolous insects. We formally recognize fourteen species in this clade based on a maximum likelihood (ML) phylogenetic analysis using a multilocus dataset. This clade is divided into three subclades, each of which exhibits the biochemical ability to ferment cellobiose or xylose. New combinations are made for seven species of Candida in the clade, and three X-F taxa associated with rotted hardwood are described: Scheffersomyces illinoinensis (type strain NRRL Y-48827T = CBS 12624), Scheffersomyces quercinus (type strain NRRL Y-48825T = CBS 12625), and Scheffersomyces virginianus (type strain NRRL Y-48822T = CBS 12626). The new X-F species are distinctive based on their position in the multilocus phylogenetic analysis and biochemical and morphological characters. The molecular characterization of xylose reductase (XR) indicates that the regions surrounding the conserved domain contain mutations that may enhance the performance of the enzyme in X-F yeasts. The phylogenetic reconstruction using XYL1 or RPB1 was identical to the multilocus analysis, and these loci have potential for rapid identification of cryptic species in this clade.
Career shift phenomenon among doctors in tacloban city, philippines: lessons for retention of health workers in developing countries
Meredith P Labarda
Asia Pacific Family Medicine , 2011, DOI: 10.1186/1447-056x-10-13
Abstract: A combined qualitative and quantitative method was utilized in the study. Data gathered came from sixty medical doctors practicing in three major hospitals in Tacloban City, Philippines, and from a special nursing school also located in the same city. Respondents were chosen through a non-probability sampling, specifically through a chain referral sampling owing to the controversial nature of the research. A set of pre-set criteria was used to qualify doctors as shifters and non-shifters. Cross-tabulation was carried out to highlight the differences between the two groups. Finally, the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test was utilized to assess if these differences were significant.Among the different factors investigated, results of the study indicated that the level of job satisfaction or dissatisfaction and certain socio-demographic factors such as age, length of medical practice, and having children to support, were significantly different among shifters and non-shifters at p ≤ 0.05. This suggested that such factors had a bearing on the intention to shift to a nursing career among physicians.Taken in the context of the medical profession, it was the level of job satisfaction/dissatisfaction that was the immediate antecedent in the intention to shift careers among medical doctors. Personal factors, specifically age, support of children, and the length of medical practice gained explanatory power when they were linked to job satisfaction or dissatisfaction. On the other hand, factors such as perceived benefits and costs of the alternative job and the impact of social networks did not differ between shifters and non-shifters. It would then indicate that efforts to address the issue of physician retention need to go beyond economic incentives and deal with other sources of satisfaction or dissatisfaction among practicing physicians. Since this was an exploratory study in a particular locale in central Philippines, similar studies in other parts of the country need to be done
Spectralradiometry and caribou range classification
Thomas C. Meredith
Rangifer , 1986,
Abstract: The utility of Landsat in caribou range studies has been limited by problems of heterogeneity in cover type at the scale of pixies and by logistic barriers to ground truthing. Spectralradiometry provides an economical way of collecting ground truth data that are precisely comparable with Landsat data and which could provide a basis for hierarchic key classification rather than classification based on prinicipal components analysis. Spectral curves are presented for six common cover types and it is shown how the information could be used to develop classification criteria. Airborne data which could have provided a direct comparison with Landsat data proved to be too highly variable because of equipment constraints but there do not appear to be any significant barriers to developing the technique.
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