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News Article | July 28, 2017

HMP, a leader in healthcare content and continuing medical education events, today announced that its primary care digital brand, Consultant360, is a finalist for “Best Healthcare Professional Media Brand” for the Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M) Awards 2017. Five finalists for each of the 30 categories were selected after multiple rounds of scoring by a diverse panel of leaders within the healthcare marketing community. The winners in each category will be announced on October 19 at the MM&M Awards 2017 ceremony in New York City, NY. “We’re very pleased to receive this recognition,” said Jeff Hennessy, chairman and CEO, HMP. “Consultant is one of HMP’s strongest and most well-known resources for the medical community. In the past year, the team has worked to expand content to be relevant to a multi-specialty audience. We now have a foothold in 20 new specialty markets, delivering concise and accurate news briefs, industry updates, conference coverage, and summaries of the latest research. Much like our primary care audience, specialists now see Consultant360 as their resource for relevant clinical content vital to their daily practice.” “It’s an honor to be recognized as a finalist for the ‘Best Healthcare Professional Media Brand’ award this year, especially since we are in the running against distinguished medical publishing companies such as Medscape and Athenahealth's athenaInsight,” said Pooja Shah, director of digital strategy and editorial director, Primary Care Division. To learn more about Consultant360, please visit About HMP HMP is a multi-channel leader in health care meetings, content, and education, with a mission to improve patient care. Its brands include Consultant, the monthly, award-winning journal relied upon by primary care practitioners, Psych Congress, the largest, independent mental health meeting in the U.S., EMS World Expo, North America's largest EMS, EMT and paramedic event, and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. For more information, visit About Consultant Printed since 1960, Consultant pulls together practical clinical advice from top experts in many specialties in a convenient source for primary care practitioners. By focusing on the “how-to” of diagnosing and treating common medical problems, Consultant has become the No. 1 independent clinical journal among office-based primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, according to syndicated research studies. The print edition’s circulation includes more than 250,000 primary care practitioners.

Ozkaynak H.,Consultant
Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology | Year: 2017

Non-dietary ingestion is an important exposure pathway for children owing to their frequent hand-to-mouth and object-to-mouth activities involving soil and dust contacts. We used videotaping and the computer-based translating methods to quantify the mouthing activity information for 24 children ages 3 to <6 years old living in Taiwan. We also reviewed the entire mouthing activity data collected during the project to determine the lesser studied information on hand surface areas mouthed by children ages <6 years old. The median indoor hand-to-mouth and object-to-mouth frequencies were found to be 10 and 4.3 contacts/h, respectively. Hand-to-mouth and object-to-mouth contact frequencies used in exposure assessments for children ages 3 to <6 years old in this study were similar to the recommended values reported in United States. Exposure Factors Handbook for comparable age US children. The average fractions of the hand area mouthed for children 6 to <12 months, 1 to <2 years, 2 to <3 years, and 3 to <6 years old were 0.12, 0.12, 0.13, and 0.09, respectively. The fraction of hand area mouthed by children was found to be significantly and negatively correlated with their age. About half of the total hand-to-mouth contact events involved immersion of part of a hand or a finger into the mouth. The findings from this study extend the available mouthing activity information for 3 to <6 years old children and also provide new data for an Asian country, allowing comparison of results with western values collected mostly in the United States.Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology advance online publication, 25 January 2017; doi:10.1038/jes.2016.87. © 2017 Nature America, Inc., part of Springer Nature.

Poulin and coworkers recently proposed in three manuscripts (2012. J Pharm Sci 101:838-851; 2012. J Pharm Sci 101:4308-4326; and 2013. J Pharm Sci 102:in press) a novel in vitro-to-in vivo extrapolation (IVIVE) method for clearance (CL) involving estimation of apparent fraction unbound in liver (fuliver) based on albumin-facilitated hepatic uptake and correction of unbound drug according to the ionization fraction either side of the plasma membrane. This novel IVIVE method has improved the prediction accuracy, and, hence, reduced the bias in predicting hepatic metabolic CL referring to plasma kinetics of several acidic/neutral drugs in preclinical species and humans either based on microsomal or hepatocyte data. So far, the prediction performance of this novel IVIVE method has been assessed for metabolic CL only. Because CL might also be governed by transporters effect and/or permeation limitation in addition to metabolism, an extension of the proposed IVIVE method from metabolic data to transport and permeability data was necessary. Therefore, it was assumed that the concept should also work for multiple CL processes predictions because it is applicable as long as the drug gets to the hepatocyte cell surface. In this study, the proposed IVIVE method was assessed using a large database of predictions of total hepatic CL in rats and humans by combining in vitro hepatocyte data on metabolism, transport, and permeability. The proposed IVIVE method is similarly effective in minimizing average prediction bias and improves accuracy unlike other IVIVE methods. Overall, the present study confirms the utility of the novel IVIVE method for predicting total hepatic CL of drugs under in vivo conditions either by considering metabolism data only or combining metabolism with transporter and permeability data. This study will facilitate the predictions of total hepatic CL in physiologically based pharmacokinetics (PBPK) model. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Sebok A.,Alion Science and Technology Corporation | Wickens C.D.,Consultant
Human Factors | Year: 2017

Objective: The objectives were to (a) implement theoretical perspectives regarding human-automation interaction (HAI) into model-based tools to assist designers in developing systems that support effective performance and (b) conduct validations to assess the ability of the models to predict operator performance. Background: Two key concepts in HAI, the lumberjack analogy and black swan events, have been studied extensively. The lumberjack analogy describes the effects of imperfect automation on operator performance. In routine operations, an increased degree of automation supports performance, but in failure conditions, increased automation results in more significantly impaired performance. Black swans are the rare and unexpected failures of imperfect automation. Method: The lumberjack analogy and black swan concepts have been implemented into three model-based tools that predict operator performance in different systems. These tools include a flight management system, a remotely controlled robotic arm, and an environmental process control system. Results: Each modeling effort included a corresponding validation. In one validation, the software tool was used to compare three flight management system designs, which were ranked in the same order as predicted by subject matter experts. The second validation compared modelpredicted operator complacency with empirical performance in the same conditions. The third validation compared model-predicted and empirically determined time to detect and repair faults in four automation conditions. Conclusion: The three model-based tools offer useful ways to predict operator performance in complex systems. Application: The three tools offer ways to predict the effects of different automation designs on operator performance.

Gutierrez M.,Consultant
Antipode | Year: 2011

This article traces the creation of a market for carbon sequestration by trees under the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, describing the problems encountered by UN negotiators as they attempted to abstract, isolate, quantify and commodify a process akin to breathing, which takes place naturally everywhere, anyway. It starts with an overview of the history of the negotiations that defined the commodity and the rules to govern its trade, creating the scarcity conditions for the market to work. It then goes over the key problems encountered and how they were solved. The analysis draws attention to time and risk as critical elements in reproducing uneven development, and suggests that this new market can be understood as an instance of capital involution-that is, an instance where a narrow pattern persistently repeated leads to ever increasing complexity but, instead of evolving into something new, it generates further entrapment. © 2011 The Author Antipode © 2011 Editorial Board of Antipode.

Cherney E.A.,Consultant
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine | Year: 2013

Polymer is used in this article, but often nonceramic or composite is used in place of polymer. So, polymer insulators are synonymous with nonceramic or composite insulators. This article focuses on the development of suspension-type polymer insulators, used on overhead distribution and transmission lines, and on the present-day issues that limit their greater use. © 2006 IEEE.

Yabe A.,Consultant
Applied Optics | Year: 2012

In this paper, a rapid optimization method of cost-based tolerancing is proposed. An example shows that only a few cases of the Monte Carlo simulation are necessary to find the best balance of the yield and the tolerance cost for the practical tolerancing problem. © 2012 Optical Society of America.

Bogue R.,Consultant
Sensor Review | Year: 2014

Design/methodology/approach - Following an introduction, this paper first considers some of the motivations for using graphene in sensors. It then describes a selection of recently reported graphene nanosensors for detecting physical variables, gases, chemical species and biological agents. Finally, brief conclusions are drawn. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.Purpose - This paper aims to provide details of recent developments in nanosensors based on graphene.Findings - Graphene exhibits a number of unique properties that make it an intriguing candidate for use in sensors. Research is still at a relatively early stage, but prototype sensors have been demonstrated which respond to numerous physical, molecular and biological variables. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.Originality/value - This paper provides a timely review of the use of graphene in sensors. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Kolarik Z.,Consultant
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange | Year: 2013

Applicability of room temperature liquids (RTILs) as diluents in the solvent extraction of f-elements is reviewed. Characteristics of selected RTILs, important for such an application, are gathered. Properties tabulated are the melting and freezing points, density, mutual solubility with water, viscosity, surface tension, specific conductivity, and radiation stability. Properties such as environmental compatibility, toxicity, chemical and thermal stability, biodegradability, and chemical degradability imply that RTILs are not harmless to the environment or to work safety. The extraction efficiency and mechanism in systems involving RTILs is described, discussed, and compared with systems involving molecular diluents. Particularly assessed is the extraction of nitric acid by RTILs alone and TBP, the extraction of U(VI), Ce(IV), Pu(IV), Am(III), and lanthanides(III) by RTILs alone, the extraction of U(VI), Ce(IV), actinides(III,IV), and lanthanides(III) by solvating O-donors, the extraction of Eu(III) by a solvating N-donor, the extraction of lanthanides(III) and Am(III) by acidic extractants, and the extraction of actinides(III,IV) and lanthanides(III) by task specific ionic liquids. © 2013 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Kuiper G.,Consultant
Journal of Hydrodynamics | Year: 2010

The use of newly available tools in propeller design is discussed. It is stated that new tools are too much used to imitate experimental results. The paper takes a step back and investigates new approaches to ship propeller design in which new tools are better integrated or calibrated. © 2010 Publishing House for Journal of Hydrodynamics.

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