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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Determining variable contagiousness of MRSA by setting

Routh, Joshua 03 1900 (has links)
A Thesis submitted to The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine. / Objective and Hypothesis Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is currently a major cause of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in the United States. In order to characterize the spread of MRSA in the pediatric population we built a probabilistic, discrete-event, individual-based simulation. Specifically, our model looked at the spread of MRSA in households and at schools to determine if there was a difference in communicability between the two settings. Methods We developed a probabilistic, discrete-event, individual-based model. This model was validated using insurance billing data for skin and soft tissue infections. The first validation trained the model for two years of data, and validated it with the next two years of data. The second method trained the model in one region and validated it in another. Following the validation, the Poisson-bootstrap resampling method was used to find specific values for a contagiousness factor(CF) in households and schools. Results Both methods of validation supported the model with no statistically significant difference. The bootstrap resulted in a CFhousehold of 30.69 (95% CI [29.09, 32.29]) and a CFschool of 0.55 (95% CI [0.46 to 0.64]). Effective reproduction number for the school setting was found to be 0.0015 and 0.06 to 3.04 for households of different size. Conclusion In this study we characterize a marked difference in communicability in the household and at school, which has not previously been shown. The identification of colonization clusters in households can be used to design strategies reduce the disease burden. The model can be used to simulate and predict responses to different interventions.
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A Study of Taiwanese Nationalism in the Japanese Colonial Period, 1895~1945

Li, Li-fen 13 January 2009 (has links)
With the interest in studying nationalism, the writer initiated a study on the Taiwanese Nationalism in the Japanese Colonial Period (1895~1945), which she thinks is the most remarkable time in the Taiwan¡¦s 400 years of history and reveals exactly the essence of the nationalism theories. As a student in the field of Political Science, the writer takes it as a responsibility to make the theories she has learnt applied to the Taiwan¡¦s history, which has a lot to do with us. This graduate thesis is titled ¡§A Study of Taiwanese Nationalism in the Japanese Colonial Period, 1895~1945¡¨, and in the thesis three methods (literature analysis, history comparative analysis ) are mainly used for study on Taiwan¡¦s nationalism movements during the Japanese Colonial Period. The thesis is going to present the following aspects: first of all, to look into the interior significance of Taiwanese nationalism movements, what the Taiwanese people wanted and their ideologies during the Japanese Colonial Period; secondly, to clarify the differences among all the perspectives of the Taiwanese nationalism during that colonial time from the angle how they were influenced by factors, like the time, place and historical events; furthermore, we will talk about ¡§identification¡¨ which is the most important topic in the theories of nationalism. Therefore, in this thesis, we¡¦ll also learn about how Taiwanese people¡¦s identification shifted among Taiwan, China and Japan. The thesis does not assent to consider Taiwanese people¡¦s intention with pure ¡§Binary opposition¡¨ contention while discussing the Taiwanese nationalism in the Japanese Colonial Period. For the movement leaders or the public, identities such as ¡§Chinese ideology¡¨, ¡§Taiwanese ideology¡¨, ¡§Homeland faction¡¨, or ¡§Japanese Komin (Japanese Imperial Civilization)¡¨ are too illiberal, too strict and too simplified. Therefore, despite no historical resources can 100% reveals how the nationalism identification shifted under the same or different factors and time¡¦s effect, it is still undoubted that the movement leaders at that time wavered among the mainstreams (the Han nationality, China, Japan and Taiwan). We should not judge such identities right or wrong, because it¡¦s a question of values options. The writer thinks Taiwanese people¡¦s resistance against Japan government in the Japanese Colonial Period is the part worthiest of our attentions. At last, the thesis indicates that, Taiwanese people¡¦s orphanage consciousness in Japanese Colonial Period and they hardly had any alternatives, and that discussions of modern scholars on Taiwanese people¡¦s nationalism focus too much on their intention is absolutely not impersonal, for their perspectives were usually led into arguments on different ideologies. The charm of nationalism is to awaken the mysterious belonging and the power of returning to the start, lying deeply in people¡¦s mind. Everybody felt attached to the past, recalling ¡§long time ago¡K¡¨. This was the emotions and latent ideology the ¡§Homeland Faction¡¨ possessed during the Japanese Colonial Period and their ¡§China ideology¡¨ intention should not be erased. However, the Taiwanese were apart from their homeland under pressure for fifty years as the length of Japanese Colonial Period, and these years would surely lead to the transformation of Taiwanese people¡¦s ideologies, also we cannot deny if the so-called ¡§Taiwanese ideology¡¨ was born during this transforming process. When the Japanese put civilization into practice in Taiwan, the Taiwanese sensed the existence of ¡§another party¡¨ and then inspected internally to themselves. At that time, it was like the Taiwanese people got onto the train and claimed to find out who they were, and the destinations are China, Taiwan and Japan. Did they know where the train headed to? Not exactly, that was a question with no answers, because as written in Wu Cho-Liu's unprecedented and unrepeatable epic, the Taiwanese are the orphan of Asia.
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"Never say die": an ethnohistorical review of health and healing in Aklavik, NWT, Canada

Cooper, Elizabeth 08 September 2010 (has links)
The community of Aklavik, North West Territories, was known as the “Gateway to the North” throughout the first half of the Twentieth Century. In 1959, the Canadian Federal Government decided to relocate the town to a new location for a variety of economic and environmental reasons. Gwitch’in and Inuvialuit refused to move, thus claiming their current community motto “Never Say Die”. Through a series of interviews and participant observation with Elders in Aklavik and Inuvik, along with consultation of secondary literature and archival sources, this thesis examines ideas of the impact of mission hospitals, notions of health, wellness and community through an analysis of some of the events that transpired during this interesting period of history.
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"Never say die": an ethnohistorical review of health and healing in Aklavik, NWT, Canada

Cooper, Elizabeth 08 September 2010 (has links)
The community of Aklavik, North West Territories, was known as the “Gateway to the North” throughout the first half of the Twentieth Century. In 1959, the Canadian Federal Government decided to relocate the town to a new location for a variety of economic and environmental reasons. Gwitch’in and Inuvialuit refused to move, thus claiming their current community motto “Never Say Die”. Through a series of interviews and participant observation with Elders in Aklavik and Inuvik, along with consultation of secondary literature and archival sources, this thesis examines ideas of the impact of mission hospitals, notions of health, wellness and community through an analysis of some of the events that transpired during this interesting period of history.
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Kikiskisin na: do you remember? utilizing Indigenous methodologies to understand the experiences of mixed-blood Indigenous peoples in identity-remembering

Rowe, Gladys 29 August 2013 (has links)
A Muskego Inninuwuk methodology provided the foundation to explore experiences of individuals who possess both Indigenous (Cree) and non-Indigenous ancestry in the development of their identities. Natural conversations facilitated sitting with and listening to Cree Elders and engaging with mixed-ancestry Cree individuals about the stories of their identities. The overall goal was to create space for individuals to express impacts of systems, relationships and ways to come to understand their overall wellbeing and connection to ancestors through stories of identity. Elders shared stories of disconnection and intergenerational experiences that caused diversion from the natural progression of Cree identity development as impacts of colonization. They also shared their stories of re-connection and healing. Common experiences mixed-blood Cree participants highlighted: the impact of colonization on their understanding and expression of themselves as individuals and as members of community, the complexity of their experiences of identity, and how wellbeing is connected to healing. Stories shared processes of healing, decolonization and resurgence of Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing in reclamation of self.
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A study of emigration from Great Britain, 1802-1860

Page, Monica Glory January 1931 (has links)
No description available.
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Structure and development of fungal communities in attached beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) branches

Chapela Mendoza, I. H. January 1987 (has links)
No description available.
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Effects of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizas on the carbon and phosphorus physiology of Allium species

Snellgrove, Robert Charles January 1987 (has links)
No description available.
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Panama's expanding cattle front : The Santeno campesinos and the colonization of the forests

Heckadon Moreno, S. January 1984 (has links)
No description available.
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The monitoring and identification of Saprolegnia parasitica and its infection of salmonid fish

Wood, S. E. January 1988 (has links)
No description available.

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