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Billie Padgett, Duard Walkerand Gabriele Zu Rhein at Dr. Walker's retirement party in 1988 (Left to right). Courtesy of Gabriele Zu Rhein. Figure3.1. Billie Padgett, Duard Walkerand Gabriele Zu Rhein at Dr. Walker's retirement party in 1988 (Left to right). Courtesy of Gabriele Zu Rhein.
Herridge's results were similar at one year, 49 of survivors had returned to work, most to their original positions 19 . The reasons that were reported for not returning to previous employment included weakness and fatigue, difficulty walking due to large joint immobility (from heterotopic ossification) and foot-drop, work stress and early retirement. Rothenhausler et al. showed that decreased cognitive function was an important predictor of inability to return to work after recovery from acute respiratory failure 40 .
Anne Field (Fig. 4.4) studied Microbiology at Bristol University and came to CPHL in 1959. She originally worked in the enterovirus laboratory, but in 1968 was appointed the first electron microscopist at CPHL and was responsible for setting up and running the electron microscope unit (EMU) until retirement in 1994. The first electron microscope in use at CPHL was an AEI 6B.
States of subjective distress and emotional disturbance, usually interfering with social functioning and performance, arising in the period of adaptation to a significant life change or a stressful life event. The stressor may have affected the integrity of an individual's social network (bereavement, separation experiences) or the wider system of social supports and values (migration, refugee status), or represented a major developmental transition or crisis (going to school, becoming a parent, failure to attain a cherished personal goal, retirement). Individual predisposition or vulnerability plays an important role in the risk of occurrence and the shaping of the manifestations of adjustment disorders, but it is nevertheless assumed that the condition would not have arisen without the stressor. The manifestations vary and include depressed mood, anxiety or worry (or mixture of these), a feeling of inability to cope, plan ahead, or continue in the present situation, as well as some...
Venture capital funding is generally in the form of equity. Venture capitalists manage funds, generally on a hands-off basis on behalf of other investors with the specific aim of making high returns. The other investors they might act for may include banks or superannuation pension funds. Most venture capital funds expect to return a yield by exiting from their investment within five to ten years.
The need for more visibility for device evaluation has also been recognized in the Senate, where a bill has been introduced (S. 470) to expand the clinical trials drug data bank to include ' all clinical trials conducted to test the safety or effectiveness (including comparative effectiveness) of any drug, biological product or device '. This 'Fair Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2005', or FACT Act, has been referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. In the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002, Congress authorized additional appropriations for postmarket surveillance activities, but never appropriated the funds 9 . Perhaps the public's increased concern for patient safety will correct this unfortunate situation to allow the FDA to improve its technology and staffing to meet the needs of the twenty-first century.
If I were convinced that (C) or (D) were correct, and I had to be either a functionalist about subjective characters, contrary to common sense, or a dualist, I would either go for (D) or take early retirement. But I don't see any argument for the restriction to (C) and (D). The reasonable way out of this dilemma between (C) and (D) is to ignore it and choose (B). Subjective characters are first-order physical states. We should reject supervenience and accept an identity theory for phenomenal states. We should reject both (C) and (D) and accept (B).
Financial pressures are common and maybe a particular source ofworry, stress, depression, and potential heart problems in people who are about to retire or who have retired. This is because they may not have a pension or an insufficient pension to survive. The problem has become worse because life expectancy has increased over the last generation.
Institutional malpractice liability has potential advantages over individual liability in terms of patient welfare, loss-spreading, and administrative efficiency. One goal is to get all major health carecon-tributors on the same page regarding safety. Under current law, (specifically, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act), ERISA shield selectively shelters managed care organizations from liability for personal injury, although courts have evolved serviceable, if not entirely logical, distinctions between benefits determinations and clinical decisions that have resulted in de facto health plan liability in many cases (54). Aligning incentives was the premise behind the Clinton Administration's controversial proposal to focus liability on health plans in connection with national health reform (55). The subsequent move away from tightly managed care made the case for exclusive health plan liability less compelling (56). This led to renewed
In cross-sectional studies of SOS patients it was shown that independent of age and gender, sick leave was twice as high and disability pensions twice as frequent as in the general Swedish population (32-34). The annual extra indirect costs (sick leave plus disability pension) attributable to obesity were estimated to be 6 billion SEK, or 1 million US dollars per 10000 inhabitants per year. The number of lost days due to sick leave and disability pension the year before inclusion into the SOS intervention was almost identical in the surgically treated group and the obese control group (104 and 107 days, respectively, Figure 35.13) (35). The year after inclusion the number of lost days were higher in the surgically treated group but over years 2 to 4 after inclusion the lost days were lower in the surgically treated group (figure 35.13). This was particularly evident in those individuals above median age (46.7 years) (not shown) (35).
The effect of this selection for hire tends to diminish over time, presumably because the good health that was required at the time of hire has faded. Those chosen to be fit have become less fit relative to their peers, even though there is typically still some level of selectivity for sustained employment (Checkoway et al., 1989). Those who leave work before retirement age show evidence of selectively unfavorable mortality, for example, in comparison to those who sustain their employment. By elucidating the pattern and extent of the healthy worker effect, our understanding of the phenomenon has markedly increased and therefore our ability to recognize and control its effects has been greatly enhanced. It is difficult to identify any other form of selection bias that is so well understood because addressing the healthy worker effect over the past 30 years has been fundamental to progress in studies of occupational disease. This elucidation of the
I saw patients who started to suffer from ulcerative colitis after the death of the mother, or a divorce or a car accident as well as patients whose colitis disappeared after retirement from a stressful job. It may seem anecdotical, but it is well known that there are very close connections between the central nervous system (CNS), the autonomic nerves and the so-called gut brain , represented by the intrinsic nervous system of the bowel devoted to motility, absorption, secretion, hormonal and immunological response to endogenous and external stimuli. The psycho-neuro-endocrine-immune system (PNEI) is an interactive cybernetic network that regulates activity of abdominopelvic viscera in health and disease 11 . As an example, the role of enterochromaf-fin cells in determining mucosal inflammation has been recently investigated in the large bowel they may be involved in determining both appendicitis and ulcerative colitis 12 .
Northrop was a member of the Electrical and Systems Engineering faculty at UCONN until his retirement in June 1997. Throughout this time, he was program director of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. As Emeritus Professor, he now teaches graduate courses in biomedical engineering, writes texts, sails, and travels. He lives in Chaplin, CT, with his wife and two cats.
1.25 Risk factors of gallstone disease were investigated in male self-defense officials who received, between October 1986 and December 1990, a retirement health examination at the Self-Defense Forces Fukuoka Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan. Some of the data are shown in Table E1.25.
I am very grateful to Laurence Harris, Michael Jenkin, and others who organised the conference on Levels of Perception on the occasion of my retirement from CRESTech. I was impressed by the high quality of all the talks and am pleased that they are being published in this book. I was delighted to see most of my past
With virtually everyone disgruntled with significant aspects of their health care experience, the likelihood of malpractice suits increases. Because patient litigation against managed care organizations directly is limited by federal law (Employee Retirement Income Security Act ERISA ), physicians often find they are targeted in litigation that might otherwise have been focused elsewhere. Suits alleging delayed diagnosis and failure to refer to appropriate specialists are especially potentiated because the real and imagined impediments of managed care in these areas resonate with juries.
The Medical School at Harvard University planned to hold a dinner on November 16th, 1934 to celebrate Otto Folin's retirement after 25 years of service. A commissioned portrait would be presented to the University in his honor. Three weeks before the dinner, one of the invited speakers, Philip Shaffer, asked Folin how he would sum up his contributions to biochemistry. Folin replied in a letter to Shaffer dated October 21,
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has a profound effect on employment status, with many people unable to maintain their jobs as the disability worsens. This may exacerbate financial concerns. Forced retirement, medical leave, or the need to change careers in mid-life because of physical limitations can increase psychological distress.