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Emerging technology in acute resuscitation monitoring  [PDF]
Matthew Tichauer, Jonathan McCoy
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2012.223048
Abstract: Fluid optimization in the resuscitation of shock became the mainstay of treatment following the advent of Early Goal-Directed Therapy (EGDT) by Rivers et al. in 2001 [1]. Patients presenting in shock require prompt optimization of volume status and cardiac out- put to ensure adequate perfusion. Poor optimization may be associated with prolonged hospital and intensive care unit stays. The prior gold standard, pulmonary artery catheterization, is rarely available in the emergency department setting and its invasive nature has led to recent re-evaluation of its clinical utility. However, there are new monitoring technologies that are being studied in the intensive care unit setting that may soon be available in emergency departments to aid in nursing and physician decision making to improve acute resuscitation.
O referendo na Venezuela: um ato em um drama inacabado
McCoy, Jennifer;
Novos Estudos - CEBRAP , 2005, DOI: 10.1590/S0101-33002005000200001
Abstract: the article focuses on the recall referendum that took place in venezuela in august 2004, which confirmed the permanence of president hugo chávez. it points out the political context that culminated in the referendum, in which oppositionists fiercely criticized chávez and his administration. the author shows the sharp polarization that characterized this process, dividing venezuelan society and affecting the notion of collective interest.
Rectifying Horizontal Inequalities: Lessons from African Conflict
D McCoy
African Journal on Conflict Resolution , 2008,
Abstract: In Africa, the decade of the nineteen nineties was characterised by civil war and interstate conflict, but as the decade came to a close and a new millennium emerged many of the protracted conflicts in Africa had officially come to an end. The official resolution of conflict in Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Liberia and C te d'Ivoire has helped stem the rampant instability that has plagued the continent for most of its postcolonial history. With the newly established peace agreements comes an even more critical and difficult challenge of creating peaceful societies in these war-ravaged nations. In order to rebuild a nation, one must examine and acknowledge the root causes of the conflict. One of the most prevalent and underrepresented root causes of conflict in Africa and worldwide is that of horizontal inequalities. In that light, the goal of this paper is to provide practical solutions for the long-term resolution of conflict by addressing one of its root causes, that of horizontal inequalities. Reference will be made to solutions proven successful in past cases where conflict emerged as a result of group inequalities, namely Rwanda and Mali. The paper will take the following form: Section one will look at the current literature on conflict and demonstrate the link between horizontal inequalities and conflict. Section two will focus on the two case studies providing background to the conflict, and the action taken after violent conflict ceased. Section three will be dedicated to the lessons learned from the Malian and the Rwandan experience, including policy recommendations that should be instituted for any nation where horizontal inequalities are a major catalyst of conflict. African Journal on Conflict Resolution Vol. 8 (1) 2008: pp. 105-134
Demystifying LIC
Alfred McCoy
Kasarinlan : Philippine Journal of Third World Studies , 1989,
Abstract: In early 1987, the Philippine Left suddenly discovered a new, threatening form of US intervention called Low Intensity Conflict (LIC). Referring to American use of LIC in Central America, trade unions and human rights groups pointed to the proliferation of armed, anti-communist vigilantes in the villages as one of many ominous signs that US was introducing LIC into the Philippines. LIC itself is to a certain extent, an indigenous anti-communist warfare doctrine, pioneered during the anti-Huk campaign in the 1950s by the Philippine Defense Department and the US Central Intelligence Agency. Viewed from the vantage point of historical hindsight five or ten years hence, we might as well conclude that the US LIC doctrine, when applied by the politicized Armed Forces of the Philippines of the late 1980s, legitimized a partisan and unnecessary decision by a single military faction to initiate a campaign of civilian liquidations. Through complex political twists, LIC doctrine is thus encouraging a savage civil war with the potential to traumatize and brutalize Philippine society for a generation.
Collaborating in the Public’s Domain
Richard McCoy
CeROArt : Conservation, Exposition, Restauration d'Objets d'Art , 2009,
Abstract: Depuis les années 80, les conservateurs-restaurateurs ont utilisé l’Internet de fa on novatrice afin de créer des collaborations et de partager l’information autour de biens culturels. La montée du Web 2.0 , l’avènement des applications de médias sociaux ainsi que d’autres avancées technologiques permettent aux conservateurs de former des réseaux de collaboration plus larges. Aujourd’hui, les conservateurs ont la possibilité d’exploiter la puissance de ces progrès technologiques et d’entamer la construction de nouvelles fa ons de créer et de partager plus d’informations sur le plan institutionnel et personnel. Dans le même temps, les conservateurs peuvent directement inviter le visiteur à participer à la création de cette information. Since the 1980s conservators have found innovative ways to use the Internet to collaboratively create and share information around cultural property. The rise of “Web 2.0,” the advent of social media applications, and other technological advancements allow conservators to form broader collaborative networks. Now conservators have the opportunity to harness the power of these technological advancements and begin building new ways to create and share more information on an institutional and personal level; at the same time conservators can directly engage the visitor in the creation of this information.
Alternating knots with unknotting number one
Duncan McCoy
Mathematics , 2013,
Abstract: We prove that if an alternating knot has unknotting number one, then there exists an unknotting crossing in any alternating diagram. This is done by showing that the obstruction to unknotting number one developed by Greene in his work on alternating 3-braid knots is sufficient to identify all unknotting number one alternating knots. As a consequence, we also get a converse to the Montesinos trick: an alternating knot has unknotting number one if its branched double cover arises as half-integer surgery on a knot in $S^3$. We also reprove a characterisation of almost-alternating diagrams of the unknot originally due to Tsukamoto.
Non-integer surgery and branched double covers of alternating knots
Duncan McCoy
Mathematics , 2014,
Abstract: We show that if the branched double cover of an alternating link arises as $p/q \in \mathbb{Q} \setminus \mathbb{Z}$ surgery on a knot in $S^3$, then this is exhibited by a rational tangle replacement in an alternating diagram.
Surgeries, sharp 4-manifolds and the Alexander polynomial
Duncan McCoy
Mathematics , 2014,
Abstract: Let $Y$ be an $L$-space obtained by $p/q$-surgery on a knot in $K\subseteq S^3$. Ozsv\'ath and Szab\'o have shown that the Heegaard Floer homology of $Y$ is determined by the surgery coefficient and the Alexander polynomial of $K$. In this paper, we prove a result in the opposite direction. We show that if $Y$ bounds a sharp 4-manifold and the surgery slope exceeds $4g(K)+4$, then the Alexander polynomial of $K$ is uniquely determined by $Y$ and $p/q$. We also show that if $S^3_{p/q}(K)$ bounds a sharp 4-manifold, then $S^3_{p'/q'}(K)$ bounds a sharp 4-manifold for all $p'/q'\geq p/q$. As an application, we extend work of Ni and Zhang on characterizing slopes of torus knots.
Bounds on surgeries branching over alternating knots
Duncan McCoy
Mathematics , 2014,
Abstract: We show that if $p/q$-surgery on a nontrivial knot $K$ yields the branched double cover of an alternating knot or link, then $|p/q|\leq 4g(K)+3$. This generalises a bound for lens space surgeries first established by Rasmussen. We also show that all surgery coefficients yielding the double branched cover of an alternating knot or link must be contained in an interval of width two and this full range can be realised only if $K$ is a cable knot. The work of Greene and Gibbons shows that if $S^3_{p/q}(K)$ bounds a sharp 4-manifold $X$, then the intersection form of $X$ takes the form of a changemaker lattice. We extend this to show that the intersection form is determined uniquely by the knot $K$, the slope $p/q$ and the Betti number $b_2(X)$.
A note on calculating the slice genus of 11- and 12-crossing knots
Duncan McCoy
Mathematics , 2015,
Abstract: This short note contains the results of efforts to determine values of the smooth slice genus for 11- and 12-crossing knots. Primarily, we used a computer to search for genus one concordances between knots. Further results were obtained using an obstruction arising from Donaldson's diagonalization theorem. This also allows us to deduce the topological slice genus for many knots.
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