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Effects of two different protocols of oxytocin infusion for labor induction on obstetric outcomes: A cohort study  [PDF]
Alessandro Ghidini, Diann Wohlleb, Victoria Korker, John C. Pezzullo, Sarah H. Poggi
Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OJOG) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2012.22020
Abstract: Objective: Concerns remain about the safety and efficacy of high dose and low dose protocols of oxytocin for labor induction. We have compared 2 regimens of oxytocin induction (low-dose vs high dose) on perinatal outcomes over a 1-year period. Study Design: Included were all women undergoing induction of labor at term with live singleton gestations. Cesarean delivery (CD) and a composite adverse neonatal outcome (5-min Apgar score < 7, umbilical artery pH < 7.10, or need for admission to NICU) were assessed using logistic regression analysis. Admission-to-delivery intervals was compared between the two groups by log-rank test. Results: A total of 544 women fulfilled the study criteria. The two groups were comparable for demographic and obstetric variables. There was no significant association between oxytocin regimen and rates of CD (P = 0.77) or adverse neonatal outcome (P = 0.99) even after controlling for confounders. The admission-to-delivery interval was significantly shorter for the high-dose group than for the low-dose group (median interval = 11.7 vs 14.3 hours, respectively, P = 0.026). Conclusion: Use of a high-dose protocol of oxytocin administration for induction of labor at term is associated with similar rates of cesarean section and adverse neonatal outcome as a low-dose protocol, but with an average of 2.5 hours shorter duration of labor.
Examination of Three Case Studies of Caring for Psychiatric Patients on a Medical Surgical Unit  [PDF]
Victoria Siegel
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2014.413096
Medical surgical nurses frequently care for patients with psychiatric disorders as one in four people have a diagnosed psychiatric disorder. Since these nurses specialize in medical surgical nursing, they often feel they lack the expertise to care for patients with co-morbid psychiatric problems. This article presents three case studies and delineates nursing care strategies which could assist the medical-surgical nurses in caring for this population.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) and TV Viewing in a Co-Integration Framework  [PDF]
Anastasia Victoria Lazaridi
Sociology Mind (SM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/sm.2012.23037
Abstract: Many techniques are met in the literature, trying to investigate the effect of TV watching hours on BMI. However, we haven’t traced any empirical study with co-integration analysis, as it is applied here. With this in mind, we present in this paper the proper methodology, based on the co-integration analysis for a detailed justification of the effect of TV viewing hours together with some minor changes in life style of participants on BMI. Apart from finding and testing an acceptable co-integration relation, we further formulated an error correction model to determine the coefficient of adjustment. All findings, which are fully justified, are presented in details in the relevant sections. It should be pointed out, that we haven’t met this type of analysis in the relevant literature.
Technology Policy Implementation Road: Exploring Firms’ Technology Readiness in a Mandatory Vertical Diffusion Environment  [PDF]
Victoria E. Erosa
Journal of Service Science and Management (JSSM) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2013.65A003

Technology Transfer and Technology Diffusion body of knowledge emerge from the research interest to explore the demand side of technology transfer by identifying the firm’s technology readiness to operate a new technology—product and process—in the context of the transfer of technology from a single source to multiple receivers/users—termed vertical diffusion—, where the adoption is by mandate. Demarcating the e-Invoice document as technology transfer object, this paper presents results of quantitative study performed with data collected from a 137 small retail firms, oriented to identify their technology readiness in terms of technology infrastructure and skills to operate under the electronic invoice legal procedure, as well as their perceived barriers for the diffusion. Results of factor analysis reveal insufficient information among all the participant firms, reflecting poor communication from the technology source, low awareness for the software solution available and of the competences/skills required to operate it as well as a passive attitude from the adopter who leans in a third party option to face the mandate.

Investigating Road Safety Management Systems in the European Countries: Patterns and Particularities  [PDF]
Victoria Gitelman, Etti Doveh
Journal of Transportation Technologies (JTTs) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jtts.2016.65032
Abstract: A road safety management (RSM) system can be defined as “a complex institutional structure that involves cooperating and interacting bodies which support the tasks and processes necessary for the prevention and reduction of road traffic injuries”. RSM should promote the road safety progress of the country. However, the details of this relationship are generally lacking. This study explored the RSM systems in European countries based on the information collected through interviews with experts and officials, in each country, and using a “good practice” criteria questionnaire. The dataset included 14 countries with fifty items related to five RSM areas: institutional organization; policy formulation and adoption; policy implementation and funding; monitoring and evaluation; scientific support, information and capacity building. Cluster analyses and correlations were used to identify country groups with similar RSM components, to recognize typical RSM structures if available and to examine the relationship between RSM and road safety performance of the countries. The findings showed that all the countries are different when RSM systems are considered as a whole, making it impossible to identify typical RSM structures or a single best working model at a national level. However, it is possible to compare countries when the RSM areas are considered separately, where the clusters of countries recognized by the study present the patterns common for those European countries. Across the analyses, a number of countries with a consistently higher and lower availability of the RSM components were identified, enabling a final countries’ ranking into a number of groups. The latter actually reflects the level of RSM in the country, in terms of its correspondence to the “good practice” criteria. A further analysis indicated a positive correlation between the higher level of the RSM system and better safety performance of the countries.
Online Money Flows: Exploring the Nature of the Relation of Technology’s New Creature to Money Supply—A Suggested Conceptual Framework and Research Propositions  [PDF]
Victoria E. Erosa
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2018.82017
Abstract: Framing the analysis of Technology influences in an extended scenario of macroeconomic topics of the kind of Money Supply, attention is given to changes in economic paradigms that technology is constantly creating globally, focusing the research interest in the nature of the relation between cross border E-Commerce online money flows and Money Supply. As this context requires to find an explanation that cannot be provided by pre-existing theory, the abduction or abductive approach is considered to be suitable to investigate how far available data on the matter fits with the stated research subject identified at a crossroad of Technology Theory, Business Theories and Monetary Theory. The findings disclose that the nature of this relation is rooted in the Directionality, Dynamism, Intensity and Structural Properties, connected in a relational net that favors the configuration of a Theoretical body of knowledge. From the propositions’ relational models shape, a key finding come into sight as is supported the notion that cross border E-Commerce online money transfer, is a process by which cash money in circulation (Money Aggregate M1) is transformed into highly liquid assets other than cash, referred to as Quasi-Money, leading to dynamic changes for Money Supply net value and in the velocity of money. This view is consistent with the appreciation that being online money flows one new additional component of M2, they are absorbed by Money Supply being for that reason a priority issue for monetary policy interest. The emergent relational net, outlines a theory in which recognizing online money flows as a technology derived component—a technology creature—Technology influences reach the Economy at macro level by means of its effects over Money Supply M2 Aggregate. The research process
A Financial Analysis Approach on the Promotion of Peace through Economic Interdependence  [PDF]
Thomas Poufinas, Victoria Pistikou
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2018.815222
Abstract: The question of whether economic interdependence promotes peace is more than ever relevant once and again due to a series of conflicts around the globe. Two schools advocate the two opposite beliefs; these are Realism and Liberalism. The former supports that economic interdependence does not necessarily promote peace, whereas the latter trusts that it does. In our paper, we use a financial analysis—econometric approach to realize that there is evidence that supports that economic interdependence between two states in conflict does not promote peace since it has no significant impact on the configuration of the conflict. Consequently, it does not provide a significant enhancement in the levels of national security.
International Public Opinion on China’s Climate Change Policies  [PDF]
Valerie Victoria Benguiat y Gomez
Chinese Studies (ChnStd) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/chnstd.2013.24027
Abstract: With the emergence of a global public sphere and the revolution of global media, international public opinion has gained an intrinsic importance for effective multilateral cooperation. Global governance initiatives are subject to international public opinion, and climate change is the single most important global governance issue of our time. Tackling climate change requires a fundamental transformation of the global economy, with an emphasis on sustainable development. Due to its political and economic weight, China can push forward UN climate change negotiations, and can do so without compromising its national development goals (China’s National Climate Change Programme, 2007). China’s national policies are beyond what is required from developing nations, but international public opinion often perceives a different message. This paper holds that a national branding strategy will help convey China’s current efforts, allowing a better understanding among nations in order to break the climate change negotiations deadlock. This research merged perception analysis and public opinion surveys with mass media qualitative and quantitative analysis to gain a full insight into what the international climate change decision-makers, opinion-leaders and general public think about China’s position at the UNFCCC negotiations. As seen in the findings of the present research, the climate of opinion is unfavorable to China. Overall, the results show that China is perceived as a negative influence in the negotiations. China’s climate change efforts are being overlooked by international public opinion. But the reason lies in China’s current discourse, where climate change and the environment are always downplayed by the right to develop (D’Hooghe, 2011). According to China’s 12th Five Year Plan, the new path for the country is marked by its commitment to achieve growth through low carbon development, with a strong focus on addressing climate change and energy challenges (Shealy & Dorian, 2007). The results of this study show that the positive intentions and actions of the Chinese government aren’t being accurately perceived by public opinion. The empirical findings in this study provide a new understanding of one specific part of the overall image that the world has about China. Whilst this study did not confirm unequivocally that international public opinion directly determines the outcomes of international negotiations and foreign policy, it did partially substantiate the concept that there’s a correlation between China’s public declarations and actions, the
Más tiempo para un mejor aprendizaje
EPISTEME , 2007,
Abstract: in philosophy teaching, it is necessary, for a better learning, to take some time to ?waste?. this is the time that must be dedicated to learn how to reason.
Arqueología histórica en el Arroyo Nieves (Pdo. de Olavarría): Resultados preliminares de los primeros trabajos de campo
Intersecciones en antropolog?-a , 2002,
Abstract: this paper presents some of the preliminary results of fieldwork (both surveys and excavations) conducted in the nieves stream region within the framework of archaeological research aimed at locating post-spanish aboriginal contexts. the two sites that have currently been identified are described, together with their archaeological finds (mostly archaeofaunal remains of domestic species and glass sherds attributed to different types of bottles, followed by some lithic materials, pieces of ceramic wares, bricks and metal objects). finally, some preliminary chronological observations are made.
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