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Trauma y otras repercusiones del abuso sexual desde una perspectiva psicoanalítica
Revista Venezolana de Estudios de la Mujer , 2006,
Abstract: in this paper are presented clinic notes obtained in the psychological care offered by avesa (asociación venezolana por una educación sexual alternativa) [venezuelan association for an alternative sexual education]. starting from principles of psychoanalytic practice which offer guidance for the therapeutic action is also crucial to differentiate between response to a traumatic event and psychical trauma, connected this one with the unconscious. along a series of sexual abuse cases, the trauma appears as a psychical reality, involving psychic operations which determine that a vivid experience becomes a trauma. in some other cases the impact surpasses the trauma, so the abusive linking becomes a definition treat of the unconscious link with the other. in a third set are showed the cases wherein, after the search for aid due to sexual abuse, then will come out a field of subjective problems just awaiting to become symptom and so to utter a call for aid.
Attracting Child Psychiatrists to a Televideo Consultation Service: The TeleLink Experience
Tiziana Volpe,Katherine M. Boydell,Antonio Pignatiello
International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/146858
Abstract: Objective. Identify aspects of psychiatry work that are rewarding, as well as those that are challenging, from the perspective of psychiatrists and residents participating in televideo consultation services. Method. A web-based survey was distributed to psychiatrists within the Division of Child Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Also, semistructured interviews were conducted with six child psychiatrists providing services to a telepsychiatry program. Finally, a focus group interview was held with four psychiatry residents. Results. Child psychiatrists are very comfortable conducting assessments via televideo. Factors identified as being important in the decision to participate in telepsychiatry include assisting underserved communities, supportive administrative staff, enhanced rural provider capacity, financial incentives, and convenience. The study’s qualitative phase identified four themes in the decision to participate in telepsychiatry: (1) organizational, (2) shared values, (3) innovation, and (4) the consultation model. Conclusion. The success of televideo consultation programs in attracting child psychiatrists to provide consultation services to underresourced communities makes an important contribution to psychiatric workforce shortages. Understanding what aspects of telepsychiatry are most appreciated by consulting psychiatrists and residents offers useful strategies to telepsychiatry administrators and medical school educators seeking to attract, train, and retain psychiatry practitioners. 1. Background There is an emerging concern about the shortage of child psychiatrists in Canada and elsewhere [1, 2], a problem that is expected to worsen in the coming years. As availability of psychiatric expertise diminishes, access to timely and appropriate specialty mental health care for children and youth is endangered. In Ontario, Canada, the problem of access is particularly problematic in rural communities and complicates provision of mental health services [3]. The ratio of child psychiatrists to children with mental health needs is approximately 1?:?6,148 [4]. However, only 2% of child psychiatrists practice primarily in areas with populations of less than 20,000, though approximately 18% of the population lives in rural areas [4]. The shortage of resources and support services in rural communities means that children requiring urgent care often are frequently placed in residential care outside of their community [5]. Live interactive videoconferencing technology offers an innovative opportunity to address the shortage of child
A Changepoint Detection Method for Profile Variance
Vladimir J. Geneus,Eric Chicken,Jordan Cuevas,Joseph J. Pignatiello Jr
Statistics , 2014,
Abstract: A wavelet-based changepoint method is proposed that determines when the variability of the noise in a sequence of functional profiles goes out-of-control from a known, fixed value. The functional portion of the profiles are allowed to come from a large class of functions and may vary from profile to profile. The proposed method makes use of the orthogonal properties of wavelet projections to accurately and efficiently monitor the level of noise from one profile to the next. Several alternative implementations of the estimator are compared on a variety of conditions, including allowing the wavelet noise subspace to be substantially contaminated by the profile's functional structure. The proposed method is shown to be very efficient at detecting when the variability has changed through an extensive simulation study.
Who Meets the Standrads: A Multidimensional Approach  [PDF]
Antonio Villar
Modern Economy (ME) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/me.2011.24069
Abstract: We consider here the evaluation of the performance of a society with respect to a given set of targets. We provide a characterization of an intuitive evaluation formula that consists of the mean of the shares of the achievements in the targets. The criterion so obtained permits one not only to endogenously determine who meets the standards and who does not, but also to quantify the degree of fulfilment. Two empirical illustrations are provided: the compliance of the European Union Stability and Growth Pact, on the one hand, and the evaluation of research excellence in the Spanish universities, on the other hand.
The Educational Development Index: A Multidimensional Approach to Educational Achievements through PISA  [PDF]
Antonio Villar
Modern Economy (ME) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/me.2013.45042

This paper proposes a multidimensional index that summarizes three relevant aspects of the educational achievements, out of the data provided by the PISA Report, concerning reading abilities of 15-year-old students from 65 countries. The three aspects considered are: performance, equity, and quality. The Educational Development Index (EDI) is the geometric mean of the normalized values of those three variables. We analyse the distribution of the variables that approach those three aspects and the resulting index, relative to the corresponding means of the OECD countries.

The Factorizational Theory of Finite Asymptotic Expansions in the Real Domain: A Survey of the Main Results  [PDF]
Antonio Granata
Advances in Pure Mathematics (APM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/apm.2015.51001

After studying finite asymptotic expansions in real powers, we have developed a general theory for expansions of type (*)\"\" ,x x0 where the ordered n-tuple \"\" forms an asymptotic scale at x0 , i.e.\"\" as x x0, 1 i n 1,

The Role of Asymptotic Mean in the Geometric Theory of Asymptotic Expansions in the Real Domain  [PDF]
Antonio Granata
Advances in Pure Mathematics (APM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/apm.2015.52013

We call “asymptotic mean” (at +∞) of a real-valued function \"\" the number, supposed to exist, \"\", and highlight its role in the geometric theory of asymptotic expansions in the real domain of type (*) \"\" where the comparison functions \"\", forming an asymptotic scale at +∞, belong to one of the three classes having a definite “type of variation” at +∞, slow, regular or rapid. For regularly varying comparison functions we can characterize the existence of an asymptotic expansion (*) by the nice property that a certain quantity F(t) has an asymptotic mean at +∞. This quantity is defined via a linear differential operator in f and admits of a remarkable geometric interpretation as it measures the ordinate of the point wherein that special curve \"\", which has a contact of order n -

Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy in Runners: Relationship between Pain and Tendon Vascularity and Efficacy and Safety of the Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy  [PDF]
Antonio Ammendolia
Case Reports in Clinical Medicine (CRCM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2015.46044
Few studies report the possible correlation pain-paratendon microvascularity during the painful phase of the chronic Achilles tendinopathy and the efficacy of the radial shock wave therapy re-spect to other therapies. The aim of the present longitudinal, controlled study is to demonstrate the variation of the tendon micro vascularization in athletes affected by Achilles tendinopathy and the efficacy and safety of the radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy. Twelve elite runners with Achilles tendinopathy were compared with 12 healthy amateurs, both treated by radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy in 3 sessions (1/every 3 days). VAS scale was used for pain evaluation at one and six months after treatment and a Color and Power Doppler echography was performed to observe the paratendon microvascularity before the beginning of the treatment and at one and six months after. One month after the beginning of the treatment, it was observed a decrease of the hypervascularity in all 12 subjects with tendinopathy and no variation in the control group participants. Clinically, 80% of patients referred pain relief and they were able to return to sports activity. The decrease of the paratendon microvascularity confirms the correlation between the disappearance of the pain and the normalization of the vascularity in the athletes. Moreover, radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy consented a quickly pain relief and returned to the sport. These results confirmed the efficacy and safety of this physical therapy that it could be considered a good therapeutic choice in the treatment of the chronic Achilles tendinopathy.
Analytic Theory of Finite Asymptotic Expansions in the Real Domain. Part II-C: Constructive Algorithms for Canonical Factorizations and a Special Class of Asymptotic Scales  [PDF]
Antonio Granata
Advances in Pure Mathematics (APM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/apm.2015.58047
Abstract: This part II-C of our work completes the factorizational theory of asymptotic expansions in the real domain. Here we present two algorithms for constructing canonical factorizations of a disconjugate operator starting from a basis of its kernel which forms a Chebyshev asymptotic scale at an endpoint. These algorithms arise quite naturally in our asymptotic context and prove very simple in special cases and/or for scales with a small numbers of terms. All the results in the three Parts of this work are well illustrated by a class of asymptotic scales featuring interesting properties. Examples and counterexamples complete the exposition.
Analytic Theory of Finite Asymptotic Expansions in the Real Domain. Part II-B: Solutions of Differential Inequalities and Asymptotic Admissibility of Standard Derivatives  [PDF]
Antonio Granata
Advances in Pure Mathematics (APM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/apm.2015.58046
Abstract: Part II-B of our work continues the factorizational theory of asymptotic expansions of type (*) \"\"\"\",\"\" , \"\" where the asymptotic scale \"\", \"\" , is assumed to be an extended complete Chebyshev system on a one-sided neighborhood of x0. The main result states that to each scale of this type it remains as-sociated an important class of functions (namely that of generalized convex functions) enjoying the property that the expansion (*), if valid, is automatically formally differentiable n ? 1 times in the two special senses characterized in Part II-A. A second result shows that formal applications of ordinary derivatives to an asymptotic expansion are rarely admissible and that they may also yield skew results even for scales of powers.
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