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Routine prenatal ultrasonography: The pregnant woman’s expectations and perspectives on safety in a Central African obstetric population  [PDF]
Joshua Tambe, Boniface Moifo, Odile Fernande Zeh, Pascal Foumane, Joseph Gonsu Fotsin, Robinson Enow Mbu
Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OJOG) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2013.37103

Background: Pregnant women are important stakeholders regarding prenatal ultrasound (US) scanning. Their specific needs and preferences have to be ascertained by healthcare providers to ameliorate service delivery. Objective: To assess the pregnant woman’s expectations during routine prenatal US scan and her perspective ofUSsafety during pregnancy in a Central African obstetric population. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive survey of consenting pregnant women who reported for routine prenatal US scan using an anonymous questionnaire. A convenient sample of 200 participants was adopted. Results: Thirty-three (16.8%) respondents (on a total of 196) declared they had never done anUSscan. One hundred and eleven (58.4%) on a total of 190 stated that they had not received any information on what ultrasonography is all about. Before theUSscan the respondents would like to receive information on the aim or purpose of ultrasonography, possible inconveniences or risks, and on how to prepare before the scan. The most reported expectations were assurance of the wellbeing of the fetus (58%), gender determination (44.5%) and information on fetal position (20.5%). Thirty-four respondents considered ultrasonography as not perfectly safe for the mother or the “baby”, with the relevant reasons being the use or production of some potentially harmful “rays”. Conclusion: Pregnant women would want to be assured of the wellbeing of the fetus, the gender and position during routine prenatal US. They however need to be informed of its purpose and safety.

The Impacts of the Taiwan Issue on Sino-US Relations  [PDF]
Hao Xie
Open Journal of Political Science (OJPS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojps.2014.44025
Abstract: The Sino-US relations can be regarded as one of the most important bilateral relations in the world, and the Taiwan issue is the core of the relations. The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the impacts of the Taiwan issue on the Sino-US relations. These impacts are analyzed in the following four aspects: 1) the attitude of the US to the Taiwan independence forces; 2) the adjustment of global strategic objectives of the US; 3) the rise of China and the adjustment of the US’s China strategy; 4) the factors of Taiwan issue influencing on pattern of common interests of China and the US.
Borderland Theory as a Conceptual Framework for Comparative Local US and Canadian History  [PDF]
Claire Parham
Advances in Historical Studies (AHS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ahs.2013.22013
Abstract: My book From Great Wilderness to Seaway Towns: A Comparative History of Cornwall, Ontario and Massena, New York, 1784-2001 compared the two towns at different historical moments from 1784 to 2001 by utilizing Oscar Martinez’s borderland theory and argued that the shared experiences of Cornwall and Massena’s residents based on their borderland locations lead them to follow comparable patterns of social and economic development. As former American colonists, both area residents wanted to develop towns identical to their former communities. The founders of Cornwall and Massena and their descendants, therefore, challenged national values and beliefs and developed a distinctive society and culture of their own. In contrast to Seymour Lipset who argued that the organizing principles made the two countries different, my research suggests that Louis Hartz was closer to the mark when he stated “the differences between the two countries are less significant than the traits common to both.” To determine the how the lives of Massena and Cornwall residents’ lives were affected by their border locations, I highlighted key events and experiences that caused these men and women to develop common values and beliefs and adhered to the methodology of local historians.
Does Venture Capital Spur Patenting? Evidence from State-Level Cross-Sectional Data for the United States  [PDF]
Mustafa Seref Akin
Technology and Investment (TI) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ti.2011.24030
Abstract: We test the venture capital and patenting hypothesis state-level cross-section data for the United States, whereas previous research has been industry and firm based. We categorize R&D funds (federal research, industry research and academic research funds). We include the income level (gdp per capita) and size of the states (gdp, population, civilian labor force). We consider human capital factors as adding science and research holders of each state through different categories (doctoral sciences and engineering degree holders, graduate students of science and engineering, post doctorate students). Finally, we include the grants received by the Small Business Innovation Center. Even after controlling so many variables, our results suggest that venture funding has a strong positive impact on patenting in state-level cross-section data. A one billion dollar increase in venture capital is associated with an increase in 440 patents whereas a one billion dollar increase in corporate R&D is associated with an increase in 140 patents. Kortum and Lerener [1] find that a dollar of venture capital is seven times more powerful in stimulating pattern than a dollar of corporate R&D. Our research suggests that this difference is three times.
US elections: Everything must change so that it remains the same
John Sargis
International Journal of Inclusive Democracy , 2008,
Abstract: The fraudulent US government exists in the interest of the market economy. Corporate America carried out a terrorist attack on America by looting consumers (recall Paulson, who should be arrested, was CEO of Goldman Sachs from 1999-2006) and now Bush and Paulson and the economic and political elite are opening the doors of the US treasury to these criminals. Americans need to wake up, kick out all elected representatives starting with Congress, White House all the way to city hall and start working towards the development of a new society based on the equal distribution of economic and political, and social power like Inclusive Democracy maintains.
Why Is Medical Care Expensive in the US?  [PDF]
Kaz Miyagiwa, Paul Rubin
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2014.41010

America spends more on medical care than any other nation, with no noticeable difference in results. It is commonly thought that this is a result of a defect in the organization of medicine in the US, which can be repaired by “reform.” However, medicine is a labor-intensive good and labor is more expensive in the US. We show that these conditions will invariably lead to a higher price and a higher percentage of GDP spent on medicine. Thus, while reforms may improve the functioning of the health care sector, they are unlikely to have a major effect on spending levels.

What Causes the Differences in Management Practices between US and UK? An Application of Decomposition Analysis on Firms across Countries  [PDF]
Yi Su, Baoding Liu, Dan Li
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2018.810109
Abstract: The aim of this study is to examine what makes the differences of management practices between the United States and the United Kingdom using decomposition analysis. First, this study analyzes the determinants of management practices, and does the empirical research. Determinants of management practices are concluding product market competition, ownership, firm age, human resources (education, working hours, and payment). Essentially we argue that the differences (if any) between US and UK’s management practices can be expanded by product market competition and education. The results demonstrate that education (managers’ degree and employees’ degree) is positively correlated with management practice gap, but the impact of competition on management practices gap is negative. In particular, employees’ degree variables explained approximately 70% of the management gap.
La reforma del sistema de salud de los Estados Unidos de América
Medicina (Buenos Aires) , 2010,
Abstract: the united states of america passed early this year the bill enforcing their health reform. this reform aims at achieving universal insurance, cost containment and improving quality of care. the debate around this reform has been long and unable to arrive to an agreement between the parts. even if the expansion in the medical coverage system does not reduce to zero the current degree of inaccessibility to the health system, these achievements could be considered a very important first step. nonetheless, chances are that this reform will continue being as polemic as the negotiations previous to its conception.
Dependent Nationalism
Alexander R. Magno
Kasarinlan : Philippine Journal of Third World Studies , 1985,
Abstract: When the treaty governing the use of Philippine military facilities by the US was being renegotiated, the air was thick with officially sanctioned anti-Americanism. Obeisant Filipino bureaucrats kept a minor but constant barrage against the iniquities of Filipino-American “special relations.” Academics discoursed on the “love-hate” relationship between the two. When the US conceded to a “compensation package,” the nationalist rhetoric abated. When more serious nationalists demanded the withdrawal of American military facilities on Philippine soil, new public debate was rudely ended with the announcement of the new treaty. The US Congress proposed to modify the “compensation package” by cutting military aid while boosting economic assistance. In addition, they proposed to channel a portion of the economic assistance through the Philippine Catholic Church and required the American President to report to Congress on Philippine political and economic progress. This proposal was met with a threat by the Marcos government to abrogate the bases treaty and grounds since it was greatly dependent on foreign development and military aid, especially in the ongoing economic crisis at the time. The economic deterioration and general insecurity over the political legitimacy of the regime have diminished the basis of support for the Marcos faction, forcing them to rely more on military control to maintain political supremacy. There was mounting pressure to move government resources away from the military. Scandals of property holdings and a campaign for impeachment were answered by impending reimposition of martial rule, underscoring the government’s reliance on the military. The proposal of the American Congress threatened the very structure of the Marcos government and through bluff and bluster, the latter concededly won this round when the two additions to the proposal were dropped. But whatever gains were made would not cure the regime’s vulnerabilities. The last exchange merely exposed them.
Clark and Subic: Projecting US Power into the Gulf
Stephen R. Shalom
Kasarinlan : Philippine Journal of Third World Studies , 1990,
Abstract: Despite the high cost and meager benefits of United States (US) military bases to the Philippines, some argue that the facilities should not be dismantled. According to this view, the Clark and Subic bases may not be necessary to protect the Philippines, but they do enable the United States, with its vast military power, to protect peace and freedom in other lands. Thus, Filipinos should be willing to host the US bases for the greater good. This paper argues that there are a number of problems with this argument. First, there are very few nations that welcome US military bases, because of the high cost of keeping these bases. Second, the US government refuses to give the Philippine government veto powers over the bases' operations. Third, these bases have been used to provide logistic support in battles against movements that fight for peace and freedom, the very principles that the US supposedly seeks to protect. The US intervention in the conflicts located in the Persian Gulf are supposed to show that US bases on foreign soil are necessary to prevent Third World conflicts from escalating into worldwide catastrophe. However, the intervention of the United States military in what became the Gulf War did not lead to the resolution of the war's underlying causes. Instead, the United States aggravated the human costs of the conflict. Withdrawing the US bases from the Philippines would limit the capacity of the US to intervene in the conflicts in the Persian Gulf, which in turn would enhance peace and justice throughout the world.
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