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Building Trust: Children Experiences with Food Allergies at Summer Camp  [PDF]
Sydney Leibel, Nancy Fenton
Health (Health) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/health.2016.814143
Abstract: Introduction: The objective of this study was to explore the experiences and perceptions of children with food allergies at summer camp. Methods: Qualitative draw-and-tell interviews were conducted with 14 food allergic individuals aged 5 - 12 years to capture their lived experience with food allergies at summer camp. Results: Four key interdependent themes: trust, accommodation, proactive parents and coping strategies were identified in how children perceive their food allergies in unregulated summer camp environments.
The Epidemiology of District Surgery in Malawi: a Two Year Study of Surgical Rates and Indices in Rural Africa
PM Fenton
East and Central African Journal of Surgery , 2011,
Abstract: Background: The true surgical requirement of a rural African population is also not precisely known. Methods: Data gathered over a 2-year period from 1993 to 1995 on surgical and anaesthetic activities in 18 District Hospitals in Malawi are presented. Results: Theatre records showed that 45,032 operations were carried out at District Hospitals in the study area which had a catchment population of 6,100,000 giving an average annual rate of 369 operations per 100,000 population (range 151-1337). Of the total, 11,466 operations were classed as major, giving an average annual rate of 94 per 100,000 population (range 31-242 / 100,000). Comparable rates for total and major operations carried out in the central referral hospital were 865 and 269 per 100,000, respectively, allowing for referrals. A total of 7,288 caesarean sections (CS) were carried out, constituting 65.6% of all major operations. The rural CS rate was 60 per 100,000 compared to the central hospital rate of 151 per 100,000. In the district hospitals, 75% of all surgery, including most major operations, was carried out by paramedical cadres (Clinical Officers or Medical Assistants), 8.2% by the resident District Health Officer and 0.8% by visiting specialists. All general and regional anaesthesia was given by paramedical cadres. The ratios of CS to all operations and laparotomy to all major operations showed a different pattern of surgery between district hospitals and between district and central hospitals. The value of these indices in identifying deficiencies in the surgical services is discussed. East and Central African Journal of Surgery. 2011 Nov/ December;16 (3)
Why the United States Decided not to Fulfil the Arms Embargo on Bosnia in November 1994? Analysis of the Domestic Political Game
Paul Fenton
Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals , 1996,
Abstract: The United States’ decision to stop enforcing, selectively, the arms embargo against the Bosnian Muslims (which also exempted the Federation between Bosnia and Croacia) in November 1994 helped change, then, the military, political and social dynamics of the war by a) indirectly allowing for a balancing of military capabilities to take place in the region and b) directly sending a message to the allies in NATO that the US was intent on achieving more decision-making autonomy regarding the United Nation’s resolutions and its allies’ stances toward Bosnia. Whereas the decision satisfied the US domestic political expectations of not getting bogged down militarily in Bosnia and demonstrated a pragmatic approach toward ethnicbased conflicts in Europe, it did not meet with approval from many of the NATO allies and other countries in the European Union. On the other hand, the US decision may havefound support in those countries belonging to the Organization of the Islamic Conference.The decision, which took place during a Congressional election year, was the outcome of a national debate about the United States’ political and military role and responsability in post-Cold War Europe. This decision pit the influences and the strategically wider or longer-term objectives of the Defense and State Departments and the National Security Council, and most importantly, those part of the agenda directed by a rather disengaged (initially) and less persuasive President Clinton (foreign policy-wise regarding Bosnia) inhis second year in the White House, against the punctual, diverse objectives and expectations of a more opportunistic Congress set on pressuring the President.
Vania García Fenton,María Sonia Fleitas Triana,Bibiana García-Rovés Placer,Nancy Pérez Rodríguez
Ingeniería Industrial , 2009,
Abstract: En este artículo se describe la tecnología para la implementación de la gestión integrada de capital humano (TEIGICH) en hospitales, la cual consta de cinco etapas, partiendo de caracterizar al hospital, identificar al servicio que se estudie, determinar las oportunidades de mejora, redise ar los subprocesos de la Gestión de Capital Humano (GCH) y elaborar el Dossier de la Gestión Integrada de Capital Humano (GICH), controlando el proceso y dándole seguimiento. Se usaron técnicas y métodos como: recopilación bibliográfica, encuestas, entrevistas, el método general para resolver problemas, diagrama Causa-Efecto, mapas de proceso, listas de chequeo, revisión y análisis de documentos y herramientas informáticas. Se concluyó que el dise o de la tecnología deberá contribuir a la aplicación de las NC 3000-3002: 2007 del Sistema de GICH en hospitales.
Investors Perception Regarding Depository Services
Golden Research Thoughts , 2013, DOI: 10.9780/22315063
Abstract: Depository is an organization which holds securities of investors in electronic form. The objectives ofdepository system are to reduce the time for transfer of securities, to avoid the risk of settlement of securities, toenhance liquidity and efficiency, to reduce cost of transaction for the investor, to create a system for the centralhandling of all securities, to promote the county's competitiveness by complying with global standards, to provideservice infrastructure in a capital market.In this article, Investigator gave brief overview about depository participants, eligibility criteria for DPsand the legal framework of Depository system in India. In research, investigator has used a structured questionnairefor eliciting the required responses relating to Depository Services from the general public. For the purpose ofsecondary data books, articles, reports, annual reports of the stock exchanges, news papers and internet has beenused.
Predictors of Retention and Passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses  [PDF]
Nancy Elkins
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2015.53026
Abstract: Using Seidman’s retention formula as a theoretical foundation, this study investigated historical data from a Bachelor of Science (BSN) nursing program to determine whether the admission variables of the preprogram grade point averages (GPA), American College Testing (ACT) scores, anatomy and physiology course grades, and/or the Health Education System Inc. (HESI) Exit Exam scores could predict completing the nursing program, as well as passing the NCLEX-RN. A significant relationship (p < 0.01) was identified between the preprogram GPA, ACT scores, anatomy grades, and the HESI Exit Exam scores with the completion of the BSN program and passing the NCLEX-RN.
A new growth chart for preterm babies: Babson and Benda's chart updated with recent data and a new format
Tanis R Fenton
BMC Pediatrics , 2003, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-3-13
Abstract: The literature was searched from 1980 to 2002 for more recent data to complete the pre and post term sections of the chart. Data were selected from population studies with large sample sizes. Comparisons were made between the new chart and the Babson and Benda graph. To validate the growth chart the growth results from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network (NICHD) were superimposed on the new chart.The new data produced curves that generally followed patterns similar to the old growth graph. Mean differences between the curves of the two charts reached statistical significance after term. Babson's 10th percentiles fell between the new data percentiles: the 5th to 17th for weight, the 5th and 15th for head circumference, and the 6th and 16th for length. The growth patterns of the NICHD infants deviated away from the curves of the chart in the first weeks after birth. When the infants reached an average weight of 2 kilograms, those with a birthweight in the range of 700 to 1000 grams had achieved greater than the 10th percentile on average for head growth, but remained below the 3rd percentile for weight and length.The updated growth chart allows a comparison of an infant's growth first with the fetus as early as 22 weeks and then with the term infant to 10 weeks. Comparison of the size of the NICHD infants at a weight of 2 kilograms provides evidence that on average preterm infants are growth retarded with respect to weight and length while their head size has caught up to birth percentiles. As with all meta-analyses, the validity of this growth chart is limited by the heterogeneity of the data sources. Further validation is needed to illustrate the growth patterns of preterm infants to older ages.Growth monitoring is a part of the medical and nutritional assessment of preterm infants. Growth charts provide the basis for this assessment by providing a comparison to a reference which allows for a visual picture of both
A perspective on bats (Chiroptera)
M. Brock Fenton
Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science , 2013,
Abstract: With over 130 species, bats are the most diverse group of mammals almost everywhere in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2000, two books (Monadjem et al. 2010; Taylor 2000) have made it much easier to appreciate this reality. Species previously unrecognised are frequent discoveries (e.g. Taylor et al. 2012). Whilst most species are mainly insectivorous, some rely more directly on plants, taking fruit and visiting flowers to obtain nectar and pollen. The combination of mobility, long lifespan and diversity of trophic roles makes bats potentially valuable as indicators of ecosystem health (Cumming & Spiesman 2006). Lack of detailed information, however, makes it easy to overlook bats when focusing on issues of conservation.
Pelage patterns and crypsis in roosting bats: Taphozous mauritianus and Epomophorus species
M. Brock Fenton
Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science , 1992, DOI: 10.4102/koedoe.v35i2.404
Abstract: The grizzled dorsal pelage of Taphozous mauritianus (Emballonuridae) contributes to the camouflage of these bats when they are roosting on natural surfaces. The white ear spots of Epomophorus spp. (Pteropodidae) represent disruptive patterns contributing to the cryptic appearance of these bats when they are roosting in foliage.
Convergences in the diversification of bats
Current Zoology , 2010,
Abstract: Twenty-five characters or suites of characters from bats are considered in light of changes in bat classification. The characters include some associated with flower-visiting (two), echolocation (12), roosting (six), reproduction (two) and three are of unknown adaptive function. In both the 1998 and 2006 classifications of bats into suborders (Megachiroptera and Microchiroptera versus Yinpterochiroptera and Yangochiroptera, respectively), some convergences between suborders are the same (e.g., foliage roosting, tent building), but others associated with echolocation differ substantially. In the 1998 phylogeny convergences associated with echolocation (high duty cycle echolocation, nasal emission of echolocation calls) occurred among the Microchiroptera. In the 2006 phylogeny, they occur between Yinpterochiroptera and Yangochiroptera. While some traits apparently arose independently in two suborders (e.g., foliage-roosting, tent building, low intensity echolocation calls, noseleafs, nasal emission of echolocation calls, high duty cycle echolocation behaviour), others appear to have been ancestral (roosting in narrow spaces, laryngeal echolocation, stylohyal-tympanic contact, oral emission of echolocation calls, and small litter size). A narrow profile through the chest is typical of bats reflecting the thoracic skeleton. This feature suggests that the ancestors of bats spent the day in small crevices. Features associated with laryngeal echolocation appear to be ancestral, suggesting that echolocation evolved early in bats but was subsequently lost in one yinpterochiropteran lineage [Current Zoology 56 (4): 454–468, 2010].
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