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Automated sequence analysis of a 410-bp region of the axyR gene in 105 Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates identified a polymorphic nucleotide that differentiated Mycobacterium bovis isolates from other complex members. All 29 M. bovis isolates sequenced had an adenine residue at nucleotide 285, whereas all 76 other complex isolates had a guanine(More)
A sample of 543 members of Midwest Alliance in Nursing and Midwest Nursing Research Society were surveyed to identify factors encouraging and discouraging research utilization. Lack of time was the factor that most discouraged research utilization. A library containing research journals was available to most service (82 percent) and educator nurses (86(More)
BACKGROUND Lung allergen recognition that takes place in the airways of asthmatic subjects is still a controversial matter. OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that a rapid allergen recognition process requires the presence, at the mucosal surface, of professional APC, such as B7+ alveolar macrophages (AM) and/or CD1+ dendritic cells, which usually have a lower(More)
Nurses who leave their jobs proceed through stages of disengagement, some of which are quite intense. Yet 88% of the nurses in this study say that an appropriate managerial intervention early in their leave-taking decision process would have halted their decision to leave. The authors describe stages of nurses' leave-taking decisions, their experiences, and(More)
  • D A Gillies
  • 2001
Introduction In a recent article in BioEssays, John F. Allen uses Popper's philosophy of science to argue on p. 107 that``There is no induction machine'', and that looking for one will result in``waste of resources spent on the search itself.'' This argument is of great interest to me because I started my research life as a graduate student in philosophy of(More)
The Midwest Alliance in Nursing (MAIN) used a multidirectional approach to recruit long-term care nurses to a three-year, federally funded continuing education (CE) program in geriatric nursing. Program staff used a project logo, frequent mailings, bimonthly telephone calls, a series of diverse educational offerings, and scattered social meetings to(More)
Nurse managers control quality and cost of the principal service provided by long-term care agencies. Job satisfaction was higher for long-term care nurse managers in metropolitan than in rural or suburban agencies. Findings suggest that continuing education may increase task satisfaction, as well as job knowledge of diploma-prepared nurse managers.
Increasingly, hospital nurse administrators are being called upon to organize and implement home care services and to market these services to physicians, patients, and family members. A survey of hospital personnel revealed that both nurses and physicians perceived themselves as the persons primarily responsible for determining the patient's need for(More)