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RESEARCH ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION

RESEARCH ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION

We searched for randomised controlled trials or long- itudinal observational studies in patients with lung can- cer, regardless of histology or stage at presentation, that measured the e[r]

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ASSURE UAS Research and Development Program Research Abstract FAA Research Requirement: UAS Research Focus Area: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

ASSURE UAS Research and Development Program Research Abstract FAA Research Requirement: UAS Research Focus Area: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Simulations will be conducted by the research team to understand the nature of maintenance-induced failures on the UAS-ATC environment. Procedures and consequences of dealing with maintenance-induced failures and emergencies will be evaluated. The type of failure(s) will be defined after a review of the accident/incident database for UAS failures and through interviews with appropriate subject matter experts. Collaboration between ERAU UAS training faculty in the BS in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Sciences and faculty in the Aviation Maintenance Sciences program will support this effort through the simulation of maintenance-induced failures and their impact on UAS-ATC procedures. First, simulation protocols shall be developed involving typical UAS scenarios in which a maintenance-induced failure would impact UAS operations in controlled airspace. Second, UAS faculty and staff will develop the simulation scenarios for execution in the ERAU UAS Simulation Laboratory, which is equipped with 16 UAS pilot-crew workstations and capable of simulating various system faults. Third, trained UAS operators shall execute the scenarios. Lessons learned regarding UAS operations, ATC procedures, and the impact of maintenance-induced failure will be documented and reported.
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ENDODONTOLOGY INTRODUCTION. Original Research ABSTRACT

ENDODONTOLOGY INTRODUCTION. Original Research ABSTRACT

Therefore the purpose of the study is to assess whether the use of real-time ultrasound imaging (echography), together with the application of color power Doppler and radiovisiography ca[r]

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Clinical Cancer Research. Abstract. Introduction

Clinical Cancer Research. Abstract. Introduction

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a heterogeneous group of biologically and clinically diverse lymphoid malignancies, rang- ing from indolent to clinically aggressive forms (1). NHL is the seventh most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and women in the United States with an estimated 74,680 new cases and 19,910 deaths in 2018 (2). Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common aggressive subtype of NHL, accounting for approximately one-third of all newly diagnosed cases (3). First-line treatment of DLBCL is curative for 60% to 70% of patients (4). Of those who fail to achieve remission or who experience early relapse, a proportion of young, fi t patients may be cured with high-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT; ref. 5). An additional fraction achieves remission with chimeric antigen receptor therapy (CAR-T; refs. 6, 7). For all other patients, outcomes with salvage therapy remain poor. The poor outcomes demonstrated in a multi- cohort retrospective NHL research study (SCHOLAR-1) in patients with refractory DLBCL highlight the need for more effective therapeutic options in this cohort, with a complete response (CR) rate of only 7% to the next line of therapy, and median overall survival (OS) of 6.3 months, with similar results across all trials included (8).
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RESEARCH ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION

RESEARCH ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION

Data collection finished at each of the study sites when the research team judged that saturation had been achieved—that is, when no new, rich, diverse data relevant to the evaluation were being acquired. This was partly influenced by factors related to the set- ting—such as the scale of the deployment at the site (for example, limited to a ward or hospital-wide) and type of functionalities being introduced (for example, ordering of tests or clinical notes). The individual data collection periods varied by site (table 1); all of the data reported here were collected between Febru- ary 2009 and February 2010. We will revisit each site to collect longitudinal data in order to understand how implementation progresses.
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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ABSTRACT

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ABSTRACT

The greater number of the elderly in the trauma category, however, appears to indicate that older patients are more at risk for trauma or falls that result in calling 911. Addition- ally, younger patients/callers may just be more mobile with greater resources and can make their own way to hospital instead of calling 911. Another important finding that bodes well for the use of ECNS in the 911 center is the relatively low percentage of cases directly returned to 911 for ambu- lance response. The overall 4% figure is much more favorable than 911 return rates encountered in earlier studies: Dale et al 8 in 2003 found 48% of their ‘low acuity’ calls being triaged as requiring an emergency ambulance. O’Cathain et al 9 docu- mented levels of between 21% and 31% of these low acuity calls requiring emergency ambulance responses. Further research into this relatively small cohort of patients is needed to establish the reason for these patients to be initially clas- sified as low-acuity patients by the EMD, then re-triaged as requiring an ambulance response by the ECN. This will include the evaluation process (what might be being missed), the compliance factors (case review, feedback and continued medical education) and the identification of what otherwise low acuity clinical problems ultimately needing transport because of pain and or immobility.
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RESEARCH ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION

RESEARCH ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION

To overcome these limitations in validating an observational study, we tested the value of a compre- hensive longitudinal electronic clinical database, the UK General Practice Research Database (GPRD), using studies designed to replicate the design of previously performed randomised controlled trials to the extent that was feasible aside from randomisation. 24 Validity of the method was measured by comparing the outcomes of the replicated GPRD study with those of the randomised controlled trial. 25-29 The GPRD study results depended on both the quality of the information in the database and whether observational data can reproduce results from a randomised controlled trial.
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The influence of primary research methodology on perceptions of good educational research. University of Kentucky. Abstract

The influence of primary research methodology on perceptions of good educational research. University of Kentucky. Abstract

The intent of educational research is to advance knowledge in the field through inquiry into the world of education. With much agreement within the domain of ethics and theory and considerable variability within the methodology domain, it seemed reasonable to examine the differential item functioning within each domain across the respondents’ reported primary research methodology. Evidence from this study supports the lack of consensus among educational researchers of what constitutes good research. Sadly, it also demonstrates that the great divide of methodological framework is evident – a qualitative/quantitative divide of sorts. Ultimately, the goal is for this research to improve the overall quality of educational research by encouraging researchers to be mindful of characteristics of their own research and hopefully, to be more receptive to the varying perceptions of their peers.
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Role of Moves, Tenses, and Metadiscourse in the  Abstract of an Acceptable Research Article

Role of Moves, Tenses, and Metadiscourse in the Abstract of an Acceptable Research Article

The point that should not be overlooked here is the metadiscoursal elements used by the writers of the abstracts. Apparently, the study reveals an interesting finding as the interactive instances appeared most frequently thereby indicating that writers bear their readers in mind while writing an academic work. For all intents and purposes, writers organise the discourse in such a way that their intents will easily be deduced by their readers due to the way they manage the flow of information. This can be seen from data pictured in the tables above. For instance, the use of transitions, frame markers etc which exhibited highest tokens are the testimony of cohesive discourse organisation. However, various instances of interactional metadiscourse found in the corpus showed writers’ approaches to interact with readers by proposing their arguments, their feelings, their attitudes and above all their commitment to the texts itself. Thus, writers clearly share their ideas with a view to involve their readers into the discourse. This is justifiable as the study indicates frequent use of hedges and boosters by abstract writers. Most importantly, through the interactional metadiscourse elements, writers distinguish between facts and opinions in academic writings. Also, the propositions of writers appeared to be sound and indeed persuasive to their readers. Essentially, this study will perhaps guide the readers to detect the rhetorical moves present in the writers’ abstracts and to past value judgement on whether the available moves in the abstracts are in accordance with a certain model. It prepares the readers with the knowledge of the types of rhetorical moves that are expected to be present in an acceptable abstract. This study may also help the readers to know the appropriate tenses to be used in writing (reporting the moves) the abstract and exposes them with the knowledge of metadiscourse elements that are suitable according to the contextual situation in the written abstracts examined in this study. This study would probably contribute to the field of discourse analysis as it studies not only rhetorical moves analysis but also tenses and metadiscourse features in the abstracts investigated.
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Abstract The aim of this study is to review a literature survey on disabled recreation research. Recreation research in

Abstract The aim of this study is to review a literature survey on disabled recreation research. Recreation research in

In this study, which deals with recreational activities in people with disabilities, traditional systematic review method used and the data collection process was conducted according to the content analysis. The selection of the articles discussed in the research was carried out in this method frame. When viewed from this angle in terms of the research methods used in research related to the Turkey-based recreation and physical activity it can be considered as a unique method. When the results of the research are examined, it is reported that the participation of disabled individuals in recreational activities has positive effects on their lives. There are a lot of research literature on this subject (Brandon, n.d.; Bult, Verschuren, Jongmans, Lindeman, & Ketelaar, 2011; Margalit, 1984; McCann, Bull, & Winzenberg, 2012; McConachie, Colver, Forsyth, Jarvis, & Parkinson, 2006; Shields, Synnot, & Barr, 2012; Shikako-Thomas, Majnemer, Law, & Lach, 2008; Young, Rice, Dixon-Woods, Colver, & Parkinson, 2007). however, it may be said that they need more research in Turkey-based. It is also important to promote joint research with physical education, physical activity, recreation researcher and health professionals. More particularly multidisciplinary research is needed in Turkey
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Abstract. The purpose of this systematic review was to identify clinical research studying

Abstract. The purpose of this systematic review was to identify clinical research studying

For centuries, music has been used as means for healing as part of therapeutic practice. The use of music in healing is a powerful way to facilitate improvement in many different areas (Meyer, 1956; Dowling & Harwood, 1986; Snyder, 2000). Music therapy is the clinical use of music to help individuals improve or maintain different facets of their health (i.e. physical, emotional, cognitive, physiological, and spiritual). Music as an art form has existed in every culture throughout human history. Music may not be considered a basic need, but it is interesting how the pervasiveness of music may imply that there is a biological and neurological basis of music in the human brain that plays a role in shaping brain and behavior function considerably beyond broad notions of musically induced well-being (Thaut, 2008). Historically, music therapy was first used with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following World War II. Within the past two decades, the impact of music has become a research focus in the brain sciences creating a wide range of clinical research as an avenue to investigate the effectiveness of treatment procedures (Thaut, 2008).
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Passive and Active Monitoring on a High Performance Research Network. Abstract

Passive and Active Monitoring on a High Performance Research Network. Abstract

SLAC has an OC3 (155Mbps) connection to the En- ergy Sciences Network (ESnet) hub in Sunnyvale, an OC12 (622Mbps) connection to CALREN2 via Stanford Cam- pus, and an OC48 (2.4Gbps) connection to the National Transparent Optical Network (NTON) hub 20 miles away in Burlingame. Most SLAC traffic is routed via ESnet, but CALREN and certain Abilene (Internet2) connected sites are routed to via Stanford Campus. Currently the NTON link is used only for high throughput testing with collabo- rators at LLNL, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) and limited traffic to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In ad- dition, during the ESnet transition from the sprint-based ESnet2 to the Qwest-based ESnet3, there is a T3 connec- tion from SLAC to the ESnet hub in Oakland providing connectivity to selected subnets at LLNL and LBNL.
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Abstract This research is about improving the students’ writing skills using English movies with subtitles. In this research, the movie

Abstract This research is about improving the students’ writing skills using English movies with subtitles. In this research, the movie

According to Jalinus Movie is a light-sensitive material in the shooting function to place the image recording. The movie is a media that is very large in its ability to assist the teaching and learning process. English movie is difficult to understand what else for students. Understanding is an important element in the teaching-learning process. To make easier in understanding the content of the movie it can be used as a subtitle. The subtitle is a printed statement or fragment of dialogue appearing on the screen between the scenes of a silent motion picture or appearing as a translation at the bottom of the screen during the scenes of a motion picture or television show in a foreign language. Hossein Sabouri, Mohammad Zohrabi in their research concluded that the use of movies with subtitles can improve students’ engagement in learning and retrieval of new lexical items. However, more studies need to be done in the future in order to get the most advantages out of the movie materials in EFL classrooms [21].
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Abstract This paper presents an overview of Biodiesel resources and research in Bangladesh. The energy

Abstract This paper presents an overview of Biodiesel resources and research in Bangladesh. The energy

Abstract:– This paper presents an overview of Biodiesel resources and research in Bangladesh. The energy sector of Bangladesh largely depends on natural gas and petroleum oil. But the reserves are inadequate to meet the energy demand for long term economic growth. Biodiesel can be an alternative to these fossil fuels. Biodiesel is non-toxic and biodegradable. The combustion of Biodiesel emits very less amount of CO X , SO X ,

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ABSTRACT This research investigated the delays in road projects in Bahrain. It studied frequency and

ABSTRACT This research investigated the delays in road projects in Bahrain. It studied frequency and

ABSTRACT :This research investigated the delays in road projects in Bahrain. It studied frequency and severity of delay’s causes, as well as frequency of delay’s effects in such projects. Forty seven causes were identified and classified by responsibility into six groups. A field survey was conducted through a questionnaire including 36 contractors, 24 consultants and 84 engineers working at Ministry of Works (MOW). The researcher concluded that there are many causes of delay related to contractors such as the improper planning and scheduling. One of the major causes related to the owner, i.e. MOW is delay in decision making. The main problems related to consultants are due to lack of experience. Moreover, cost and time overruns were two of the most frequent effects of delay.
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Abstract This research is a critical analysis of the practice of certain Islamic banks (IBs) and

Abstract This research is a critical analysis of the practice of certain Islamic banks (IBs) and

Catchy slogans and attractive campaigns can easily be found. For instance, “conducted according to Islamic Shari`ah” has been promoted by Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL). Likewise, “we will open any door that you wish to enter” has been promoted by Dubai Islamic Bank. If one decides to explore a little deeper, it will be found that what has actually been offered are certain financial products that would be rendered against fixed amount of return and at the expiry of a fixed tenure. If asked candidly, the bank officers will easily disclose the rates of return charged on the products on offer. Most of the products and services offered by these IBs and IIFS seriously lack in the very basic rule of Islamic finance (IF). The focus of this research is not on individual practices, and thus, there is no need to dwell on them.
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RESEARCH ARTICLE. Min Rex Cheung. Abstract. Introduction. Materials and Methods

RESEARCH ARTICLE. Min Rex Cheung. Abstract. Introduction. Materials and Methods

The codes used were: BMI (body mass index), MXPAXTMR; (age at the MEC final examination), HAM6S (weight in lbs without clothes), DMPMETRO; (urban rural residence status, _IHSSEX_2=femal[r]

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ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION. Basin Research (2007) 19, , doi: /j x

ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION. Basin Research (2007) 19, , doi: /j x

sen, G. S. Boulton, G. Elvebakk, E. Lebesbye, M. Midtb, S. A. S. Pedersen and C. J. Pudsey for valuable input and fruitful discussions on an earlier version of the manu- script. C. M. degrd and J. P. Holm are acknowledged for their assistance with ¢gures and L.Wilson for correct- ing the English language.The reviewers J. Bulat, M. Huuse and P. Brabham are acknowledged for insightful feedback. We thank S. Buenz and S. Schwenke for help with the maps in Figs 1 and 2 and for keeping the Geoquest software run- ning. Seismic interpretation was carried out on a UNIX seismic workstation, using the GeoFrame software inter- pretation package. The University of Troms acknowl- edges GeoQuest for computer software and guidance on technical issues. This manuscript is also a contribution to the Strategic University Programme ‘Sedimentary Processes and Palaeoenvironment on the Northern Conti- nental Margins (SPONCOM)’ funded by the Research Council of Norway.
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The 2020 University of Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium Proceedings: Abstract

The 2020 University of Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium Proceedings: Abstract

______________________________________________________________________________ The Field Museum is renovating their Native North American Hall, slated to open in 2021. As part of this renovation, the team will collaborate with several contemporary Native American artists. I will assist with the research surrounding this process, from learning about each artist’s life and artistic practice, as well as how they are able to draw resonances in their work between the culture and traditions of their peoples, to the complex colonial histories of the objects that are already in the Field Museum’s collection. In doing so, I hope to use the new Native American Hall as an exemplary case study to explore the value of co-curation as a general approach, as well as the conceptual and practical challenges that it inevitably poses. I hope to make the case that sustained collaboration with
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Add the woman and stir: abstract masculinity in case study research

Add the woman and stir: abstract masculinity in case study research

Abstract: Purpose: Our aim is to study if the degree of cultural/institutional openess among different countries can affect the presence of women on boards. The analysis is focused on year 2016 and on a sample of OECD area listed companies belonging to MSCI World Index. Grounding on Insitutional Theory, we select several variables representing cultural, legal and insitutional contexts, that extant prevailent literature has already linked to female presence on board. Design/Methodology/Approach: To study the relationship between institutional factors and female presence on board, we use Principal Component Analysis (PCA). This methodology allows to obtain several clusters which are the expression of the degree of openess of institutional contexts among countries. To collect these insititutional data we use well aknowledged sources (Polity IV Project, PRS Group, World Bank). Our hypothesis is that among context variables, the most important one is the legislation on gender (a law which oblige the appointment of women by firms). Moreover, PCA will return the most relevant insitutional variables which explain the variability of the presence of women. Once we obtained such a regressor (the degreee of openess measured by clusters), we will perform an OLS regression, also using control variables selected from extant literature on this topic (i.e., financial, dimension, age variables). Originality/value: Our first contribution is to do a descriptive analysis of the presence of female directors in the sample. We want to provide a picture for the year 2016 of the OECD situation regarding gender distribution on boards. The second contribution is to verify if the female presence is affected by the above mentioned level of cultural/institutional openess degree. We contribute to literature by providing a new insight on this topic, by matching in only one variable different characteristic which explain institutional and cultural context among countries. Implications: This project is just a first and preliminary step in order to assess if female presence on boards is influenced by cultural and environmental contexts. We launch the challenge for future research to enlarge the observations among countries over a long lasting period of time, considering that the presence of women has been growing over time.
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