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Medical acronyms and abbreviations offer convenience, but those countless shortcuts can often be confusing. Now a part of the popular Dorlands suite of products, this reference features thousands of terms from across various medical specialties. Its alphabetical arrangement makes for quick reference, and expanded coverage of symbols ensures they are easier to find. Effective communication plays an important role in all medical settings, so turn to this trusted volume for nearly any medical abbreviation you might encounter. Symbols section makes it easier to locate unusual or seldom-used symbols. Convenient alphabetical format allows you to find the entry you need more intuitively. More than 90,000 entries and definitions. Many new and updated entries including terminology in expanding specialties, such as Nursing; Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies; Transcription and Coding; Computer and Technical Fields. New section on abbreviations to avoid, including Joint Commission abbreviations that are not to be used. Incorporates updates suggested by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).
This comprehensive resource covers a broad array of research strategies available to massage therapists to give them the tools they need to be knowledgeable readers of research literature, as well as active researchers. The primary focus of the book is on the quantitative aspect of research that encompasses the principal types of studies most extensively used in the various health care professions, specifically massage therapy. Extensive coverage is also given to the qualitative and integrative research categories that are progressively gaining recognition among researchers in various health science disciplines and professions. Accommodates the March 2003 mandate from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) that massage therapy schools incorporate into their curricula provisions to ensure a research literate profession. Examples and techniques for interpreting research guide practitioners and students to be knowledgeable readers of massage therapy research, allowing application to practice. Relies heavily on concept maps, flowcharts, tables, and illustrations and excerpts of published studies to augment the books narrative development of topics by providing pictorial displays and summaries of the material. Literature-based and hypothetical research examples/illustrations from several manual therapy professions employing therapeutic massage make the material pertinent to real-life settings An introductory section at the beginning of each chapter reviews the material covered in the previous chapter and how it relates to the new material. Chapter coverage spans the quantitative, qualitative, and integrative research categories and affiliated research strategies and methods are considered in detail. Review/summary tables give an overview of the narrative development of topics. Boxes provide the essential features of a given topic. Relies on multiple examples of possible research scenarios and illustrative excerpts from the published research literature. Content is cross-referenced for use with the Massage Therapy Foundations Massage Therapy Research Curriculum Kit to provide both instructors and students in the 6-, 15-, and 24-hour options/levels an extensively-developed resource in one place. Each chapter includes recommended web sites and software application packages for further information.
This book offers an in-depth analysis of Chinas contemporary securities markets regulatory system, with a focus on regulation in practice. Examining the roles of both the China Securities Regulatory Commission and local governments, He argues that the government has built and developed markets from scratch to address the needs of the state and the economy at large. This book describes the workings of national and sub-national securities markets, and such a comprehensive approach gives insight into the ability of state regulation to guide a financial system. This book also provides a unique practical perspective, explaining of the dynamics of regulation in relation to the operation of the Chinese political system. Finally, it incorporates original empirical studies, including semi-structured interviews of professionals and a survey of retail investors. This book is an unparalleled resource for anyone interested in the regulation of securities markets, as well as finance in China in general. He Weiping is a lecturer at Monash Law School of Monash University, Australia. Her research interests are centered on comparative banking, financial markets regulations, and comparative corporate law issues. She is also the author of Banking Regulation in China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
This book, which is the first to be published in the emerging field of farm-level microsimulation, highlights the different methodological components of microsimulation modelling: hypothetical, static, dynamic, behavioural, spatial and macro-micro. The author applies various microsimulation-based methodological tools to farms in a consistent manner and, supported by a set of Stata codes, undertakes analysis of a wide range of farming systems from OECD countries. To these case studies, ODonoghue incorporates farming policies such as CAP income support payments, agri-environmental schemes, forestry planting incentives and biomass incentives - in doing so, he illuminates the merits of microsimulation in this environment. Cathal ODonoghue is Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of Public and Social Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland. Prior to this, he was Head of Teagascs (Irelands Agriculture and Food Development Authority) Rural Economy and Development Programme. He was CEO of the Irish Governments Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas from 2012 to 2014, and President of the International Microsimulation Association from 2011 to 2015.
This book bridges the gap between research and practice in the area of sustainable design of buildings, exploring the passive (climate-responsive) design and thermal behavior of buildings and ways to incorporate these enhancements in architectural and civil engineering practice. It presents climatic data and its analysis in a readily usable form and shows ways in which such data can be used to achieve passive (climate-responsive) and sustainable building design. The book presents case studies of sustainable building in each of five climatic zones of India. The book includes climatic data from 62 cities in India and describes how it can be synthesized in sustainable building design. The book can serve as a practical tool or handbook for architects, engineers, and designers, providing them with an understanding of the physical phenomena involved and a means for suitably implementing and applying passive (climate-responsive) design principles. It also offers a valuable resource for researchers, students, and policymakers working in the area of sustainable building design and construction. Prof. Dr. Chitrarekha Kabre is former Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Urban and Town Planning, State University of Haryana, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, India. She is a former Fulbright Visiting Professor of the North Dakota State University, USA (2012-13). She earned her Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008 (recipient of the Australian Development Cooperation Scholarship). In 1989 she received her Master of Building Engineering and Management (recipient of gold medal) degree from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (an institute of National Importance). In 1985 she received her Bachelor of Architecture from the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. She has 24 25 years of academic and professional experience in the architecture and building profession. She is a life member of the International Association of Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA), and an International Associate of the American Institute of Architects. She has authored 33 research papers in international conferences and journals (Building and Environment and Architectural Science Review) and has served as a reviewer for the journals Building and Environment and Indoor and Built Environment. She is the Chief Editor of the book Energy Efficient Design of Buildings and Cities, published by the Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal and Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (HSOWL), Detmold, Germany. She has an extensive citation index in Google Scholar. Her biography is published in Marquis Whos Who in the World, the United States, as one of the leading achievers. She is GRIHA Certified Professional of The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) & Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources, Government of India. She is also ECBC Certified Professional of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India. She has developed courses on Sustainable Architecture at undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral levels. She introduced M. Tech. (Construction and Real Estate Management) innovative programme awarded by the University Grants Commission, Government of India.
This book presents a comprehensive study of scrotal ultrasound, helping readers cope with the growing number of pathology pictures revealed by accurate ultrasound examinations, and highlighting the novel applications of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography and elastography. This unique reference guide to scrotal ultrasonography draws on the accumulated expertise of the Experimental Medicine Department at Sapienza University, where the andrological ultrasonography unit has performed over 10,000 testicular ultrasound examinations for various conditions and explored experimental new imaging techniques. This core experience has been enriched by insightful contributions from several international experts to form one of the most comprehensive collections of ultrasound images, many in full color, of scrotal pathology in the world. The books emphasis on functional interpretation of the images, supplemented by clinical data, make it a unique tool for clinical management. This approach is intended to increasingly familiarize clinicians with the potentials of ultrasonography, from the basics to the most advanced approaches, so as to encourage them to incorporate this examination as a central component of the diagnostic pathway Andrea M. Isidori is an Associate Professor of Endocrinology at the Endocrinology and Andrology Unit, Department of Experimental Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He serves on the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Andrology, as a member of the Scientific Commission of the Italian Society of Endocrinology, and participated in the 2015 International Consultation of Sexual Medicine. An associate editor of the journals Endocrine and the European Journal of Endocrinology, Prof. Isidori has been honored with several international awards, including the International Society of Andrology (ISA) Young Andrologist Award and the Young Carrier Award from the Italian Society of Endocrinology. He has authored more than 120 international peer-reviewed publications and is listed in the Italian Top Scientists. He completed his training at the St Bartholomews Hospital, Queen Mary University of London and Sapienza University - Policlinico Umberto I in Rome. He has published extensively on many aspects of advanced ultrasonography, pioneering the introduction of contrast-enhanced ultrasound and elastosonography for testicular disorders and neoplasms. Andrea Lenzi is a Full Professor of Endocrinology at the Department of Experimental Medicine, Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. Prof. Lenzi is President of both the Italian Society of Endocrinology and the Italian Committee of Biosafety, Biotechnology and Life Sciences. He is the Director of the Andrology Unit, Reproductive Physiopathology and Endocrine Diagnosis, and Coordinator of Endocrinology Laboratories at the Policlinico Umberto I University Hospital in Rome, Italy. Prof. Lenzi is President of the Italian National University Council and Director of the Interuniversity Research Centre for Experimental Andrology, having previously served as Secretary General of the International Society for Immunology of Reproduction (1999-2004), the Alps-Adria Society for Immunology of Reproduction (1998-2001), and the Executive Council of the European Academy of Andrology (2002-2010). A former President of the Italian Society of Andrology and Medical Sexology (2008-2010), he now serves on the editorial boards of several international scientific journals and has published more than 300 original papers in respected international journals.
This volume brings together, in a central text, chapters written by leading scholars working at the intersection of modeling, the natural and social sciences, and public participation. This book presents the current state of knowledge regarding the theory and practice of engaging stakeholders in environmental modeling for decision-making, and includes basic theoretical considerations, an overview of methods and tools available, and case study examples of these principles and methods in practice. Although there has been a significant increase in research and development regarding participatory modeling, a unifying text that provides an overview of the different methodologies available to scholars and a systematic review of case study applications has been largely unavailable. This edited volume seeks to address a gap in the literature and provide a primer that addresses the growing demand to adopt and apply a range of modeling methods that includes the public in environmental assessment and management. The book is divided into two main sections. The first part of the book covers basic considerations for including stakeholders in the modeling process and its intersection with the theory and practice of public participation in environmental decision-making. The second part of the book is devoted to specific applications and products of the various methods available through case study examination. This second part of the book also provides insight from several international experts currently working in the field about their approaches, types of interactions with stakeholders, models produced, and the challenges they perceived based on their practical experiences. Steven Gray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University. His research focuses on the theory and practice of participatory modeling and developing decision-support software to help communities, resource managers, and other decision-makers to understand the social impacts of environmental change through modeling. Michael Paolisso is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland whose research seeks to demonstrate how cultural models of the environment have a direct bearing on the use and management of natural resources, and how cognitive-cultural approaches and collaborative learning improve scientist and public understanding, dialogue, and collaboration in addressing environmental issues. Rebecca Jordan is a Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University. Trained as a behavioral ecologist her scholarly work focusses on public participation in scientific research and the contribution of learning to the sustainability of coupled social-ecological systems. Stefan Gray currently works as an adviser to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment in Wellington, New Zealand. At the time of the production of this book, Stefan held a Research Fellowship funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency, supporting climate change adaptation at central and local government levels in Ireland. His research in Europe focused on issues related to expanding decision-making in environmental management to incorporate complex adaptive systems theory.
Beginners Guide to Redbubble: How to Sell Graphic Designed Products & Create Passive Income With Redbubble I always wanted to find a way to easily sell my graphic design products and create a passive income stream which would free up even more time for me to get the most out of my creative endeavors and life in general. With a site like RedBubble, I can do just that. Surely those serious about selling their artwork in this manner have already discovered several wonderful sites. RedBubble is the perfect addition to your artwork sales platforms regardless of the tools already in your toolbox. This resource will help you incorporate RedBubble into your sales/marketing plan. Those familiar with the Zazzle platform will find RedBubble similar with one simple caveat- RedBubble is much easier to use. Those who love Zazzle will no doubt be able to make themselves right at home with the RedBubble platform. As far as a free marketplace where you can sell your artwork, there is no easier place to start than RedBubble . In addition to prints, you can sell your artwork on cards, t-shirts, and other merchandise. There is no cost to set up your personal store, and the commission percentage they ask of your sales is nominal in most cases. Any assistance you may require in setting up your storefront on RedBubble is addressed in this convenient resource. It is our hope that you gain some valuable new ideas by using this resource as well. Beginners Guide to RedBubble is the place to start whether you are new to selling your artwork and graphic design products or are just looking for the best ways to utilize RedBubble in your current marketing plan.
This book offers a compendium of best practices in game dynamics. It covers a wide range of dynamic game elements ranging from player behavior over artificial intelligence to procedural content generation. Such dynamics make virtual worlds more lively and realistic and they also create the potential for moments of amazement and surprise. In many cases, game dynamics are driven by a combination of random seeds, player records and procedural algorithms. Games can even incorporate the players real-world behavior to create dynamic responses. The best practices illustrate how dynamic elements improve the user experience and increase the replay value. The book draws upon interdisciplinary approaches; researchers and practitioners from Game Studies, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology and other disciplines will find this book to be an exceptional resource of both creative inspiration and hands-on process knowledge. Oliver Korn is a full professor for Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at Offenburg University in Germany. He also is a certified project manager (German Chamber of Commerce, DIHK), professional member of the ACM and the IEEE and an evaluator for the European Commission. After completing his master focusing on Computational Linguistics, he worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) and the Stuttgart Media University (HdM). He focused on HCI, especially simulations, gaming and gamification. In 2003, he co-founded KORION, a Fraunhofer spin-off developing simulations and games. As CEO, he was in charge of several national research projects and gained experience in countless industrial software development projects, both in the area of entertainment and business intelligence. In 2014, he received his PhD in computer science at the SimTech Excellence Cluster of the University of Stuttgart. His research is published in numerous international publications. Newton Lee is CEO of Newton Lee Laboratories LLC, president of the Institute for Education, Research, and Scholarships (IFERS), adjunct professor at Woodbury University School of Media, Culture & Design (MCD), editor-in-chief of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computers in Entertainment, and education and media advisor for the United States Transhumanist Party. Previously, Lee was a computer scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and senior producer and engineer at The Walt Disney Company where he led the in-house Games Group in developing over 100 online games for Disney.com and DisneyBlast.com. He was the founder of Disney Online Technology Forum, creator of Bell Labs first-ever commercial AI tool, and inventor of the worlds first annotated multimedia OPAC for the U.S. National Agricultural Library. Lee graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a B.S. and M.S. degree in Computer Science, and he earned a perfect GPA from Vincennes University with an A.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an honorary doctorate in Computer Science. He has been honored with a Michigan Leading Edge Technologies Award, two community development awards from the California Junior Chamber of Commerce, and four volunteer project leadership awards from The Walt Disney Company.