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Design of Testing Period for Reliability Assessment of Numerical Control Machine Tools Considering Working Conditions

high-cost testing or low-precision assessment. Aiming at the problem, a new method of determining the testing period considering working condition covariates is proposed. The change rate of interval ... the assessment accuracy or increase the testing cost. In the premise of meeting evaluation accuracy, the shorter test period is, the lower test cost is. Therefore, it is of great practical engineering

Testing spatial heterogeneity with stock assessment models

This paper describes a methodology that combines meta-population theory and stock assessment models to gain insights about spatial heterogeneity of the meta-population in an operational time frame ... hypothesis of spatial dynamics of a meta-population, the comparison of assessment results of the meta-population and the combined results of its components, allows testing the existence of closed sub

Fabrication and testing of polymer-based capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducers for medical imaging

dynamic range of 30 dB. d Assessment of the lateral resolution, the FWHM for the first 5 wires down to a depth of 50 mm was <1.5 mm Full size image Only one CMUT element was used during transmit ... /10.1109/ULTSYM.2003.1293467. 21. Legros, M., Meynier, C., Dufait, R., Ferin, G. & Tranquart, F. Piezocomposite and CMUT arrays assessment through in vitro imaging performances. In IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium

Comparative Antifungal Activity of Cilofungin (LY121019) against Candida Species, Including Evaluation of Susceptibility Testing Method

/mL) but was inactive against other Candida species. When testing the susceptibility of cilofungin, 5-flucytosine and amphotericin B at the two centres, approximately 90% of the Candida strains had MICs ... CAN J INFECT DIS C o m p a r a t i v e antifungal activ ity of cilofungin (LV 121 0 19) against C a n d i d a species/ including evaluation of susceptibility testing m e t h o d ABDUL H CHAGLA 0

Drug Nanoparticle Stability Assessment Using Isothermal and Nonisothermal Approaches

Testing of New Drug Substances and Products (2003)—describe an isothermal process, where the sample is subjected to constant temperature and humidity conditions for a minimum period of 12 months in the case ... . In the evaluation of the reaction kinetics in heterogeneous systems, the only concentration of importance is at the reaction interface, which cannot be quantified in a practical way; for this reason

Testing the link between visual suppression and intelligence

administered the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales™ test (Spanish version) (RIAS test, [ 66, 67 ]). We measured general, verbal, and non-verbal intelligence (RIASgeneral, RIASverbal, and RIASnon-verbal ... ; range: 75±147). We will discuss the possible effect of this difference in the Discussion section. Testing the link between IQ and Motion Suppression Index Fig 4 shows the scatter plots for the motion

Effective testing of personal protective equipment in blast loading conditions in shock tube: Comparison of three different testing locations

findings using a headform with simplified geometry are baseline values and address a need for the development of standardized parameters for the evaluation of personal protective equipment (PPE) under shock ... the comparison between different test setups is possible, or alternative solutions for PPE blast evaluation are necessary. This work is an initial step towards standardization of the PPE testing

CAEv–A program for computer aided evaluation

The evaluation of new reagents and instruments in clinical chemistry leads to complex studies with large volumes of data, which are difficult to handle. This paper presents the design and development ... modification of tasks online data capture or offline input data inspection assessment of results and corrections evaluation and integration of results final documentation of study correspond to the commonly

Pilot testing and evaluation of a toolkit for menstrual hygiene management in emergencies in three refugee camps in Northwest Tanzania

guidance on effective, coordinated multi-sectoral approaches for a complete menstrual hygiene management response. This paper describes one effort to address this gap, the development and pilot testing of ... evaluation (M&E). The toolkit also included a few simple diagrams, checklists, assessment tools, and training materials. The toolkit framework operates from the central premise that a complete MHM response

Testing the validity and reliability of the Arabic version of the painDETECT questionnaire in the assessment of neuropathic pain

(95% CI, 0.951–0.971), respectively. The Cronbach’s α values for the post-assessment measures in the overall sample, NP group, and nociceptive pain group, were 0.764, 0.684, and 0.746, respectively. The ... %) patients were classified as having NP [ 27 ]. To achieve an accurate diagnosis, assessment by an expert pain physician including meticulous history, clinical examination, and neurological evaluation must

Testing the influence of testosterone administration on men’s honesty in a large laboratory experiment

changes, along with employing ample sample sizes, are important for testing for the robustness and generalizability of the effect. Second, although the effect reported by Wibral et al. is seemingly strong ... choice of testing schedule was based on the recommendations of a report by Eisenegger et al.53 which studies the pharmacokinetics of testosterone in healthy young men. The study documented clear elevation

Lessons Learned in Applying Accelerometers to Nuclear Effects Testing

Before acquiring and applying 100,000 G accelerometers to nuclear effects testing, there had to be a facility to enable their calibration and evaluation. A small, variable-bore air gun was developed [ 5 ... Shock and Vibration 1070-9622 Lessons learned in applying accelerometers to nuclear effects testing Patrick L. Walter 0 0 PCB Piezotronics, Inc. and Texas Christian University , Box 298640, Fort

Psychosocial Aspects of Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Psychological Guidelines for Genetic Testing

aim of this psychological assessment is to establish a baseline evaluation of each individual, which is important in the context of a longitudinal study to investigate psychological research questions ... individual’s social network (in childhood and in later life). The approach to predictive testing for HBOC in Leuven is multidisciplinary and is based on the above-mentioned psychological concepts [ 1

Risk Assessment

the Topical Collection on Preoperative Evaluation Risk Stratification Tools Preoperative evaluation; Preoperative risk assessment; Prehabilitation; Surgical risk assessment Introduction Perioperative ... ] guidelines) provide a framework for preoperative testing and optimization of a patient’s cardiac status [ 45, 46 ]. The similarity of these guidelines represents a reasonably stable consensus on assessment

Elisa testing of brain and spleen homogenates for transmissible spongiform encephalopathy / scrapie of sheep

laboratory. However, the protocol for IHC requires a minimum of 3 to 5 days of preparation time before specimens are ready for microscopic evaluation, whereas ELISA (TeSeE kit – Bio-Rad, Nazareth, Belguim ... ) requires only 5 hours before the results are available [ 9 ]. The present paper describes the possibility for the use of the sheep’s spleen in epidemiosurveillance via a rapid testing protocol (EC

Does Routine Pain Assessment Result in Better Care?

advanced the idea that pain should be assessed on a routine basis, there is little evidence that systematic pain assessment information is used routinely by clinicians even when it is readily available. ... point out that all of our assessment tools were of established reliability and believe that the impact of repeated testing on the results was minimal. Recommendations for the routine assessment of pain

Testing the Effectiveness of a Short-Term Stress Prevention Programme in Primary School Students

programme (T1) and on the Friday of each week the programme was conducted (T2–5). A follow-up assessment could not be implemented due to organisational difficulties and time restrictions among the respective

Circulating tumor DNA in patients with colorectal adenomas: assessment of detectability and genetic heterogeneity

faecal occult blood testing and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Gut 59, 62–68 (2010). ArticlePubMed Google Scholar19. Daly, J. M., Bay, C. P. & Levy, B. T. Evaluation of fecal immunochemical tests for colorectal ... inadequate for targeted cfDNA testing. Notwithstanding, the advent of highly sensitive technologies, such as droplet digital PCR (ddPCR), provides a cost-effective and efficient way to identify low-frequency

HER-2/neu Amplification Testing in Breast Cancer by Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification in Comparison with Immunohistochemistry and In Situ Hybridization

Background: Assessment of HER-2/neu status in invasive breast cancer is crucial to establish eligibility for trastuzumab and taxane based chemotherapy. Next to immunohistochemistry (IHC) to evaluate ... Cellular Oncology HER-2/neu amplification testing in breast cancer by multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification in comparison with immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization Corresponding

Identifying representative case studies for ecosystem services mapping and assessment across Europe

in which mapping and assessment of ecosystem services were applied to address specific decision-making problems. Testing is understood as an iterative process of co-learning that involves project ... studies consist of working examples in which ES mapping and assessment were applied to address specific decision-making problems. Testing is understood as an iterative process of co-learning that involves