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BACKGROUND Approximately half of the families asked to consider donation of a relative's organs decline to give consent. Understanding the difference between stated public support of organ donation and actual behavior is key to decreasing the shortage of donor organs. OBJECTIVES To gain insight into the experiences of potential donor families and to(More)
Global climate change influences ecosystems across the world. Alpine plant communities have already experienced serious impacts, and will continue to do so as climate change continues. The aim of our study was to determine the sensitivity of woody and herbaceous species to shifts in temperature along an altitudinal gradient. Since 1994, park rangers have(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the potential for solid organ donation; to identify modifiable reasons for nondonation. DESIGN Retrospective medical records review. SETTING Sixty-nine acute care hospitals in four geographic areas of the United States in 1990, and a stratified random sample of 89 hospitals in three of the same areas and 33 of the same hospitals(More)
To examine how a family's understanding of brain death may affect the decision to donate, an interview study was conducted with the immediate next of kin of 164 medically suitable organ donor candidates. Telephone interviews were conducted with members of both donor and nondonor families 4 to 6 months after the relative's death. Only 61% of the donor and(More)
  • AMANO Tsuneor, B W Craig, +7 authors WOBIG HoTst
  • 2008
The Helias reactor is an upgraded version of the Wendelstein 7-X experiment. The magnetic field has 5 field periods and the main optimization principle is the reduction of the pfirsch-Schlueter currenrs and the Shafranov shift, which has been verified by computations with the NEMEC and MFBE-codes. The modular coil system comprises 50 coils, which are(More)
The stellarator system offers a distinct alternative to the mainline approaches to magnetic fusion power and has several potentially major advantages. Since the first proposal of the stellarator concept many reactor studies have been published and these studies reflect the large variety of stellarator configurations. The main representatives are the(More)
Organ procurement efforts are central to the transplant sector of the health care system, yet procurement effectiveness is not routinely assessed. MRRs provide a solid foundation for identifying gaps in organ procurement performance, implementing and tracking the success of QI initiatives, and monitoring ongoing performance.
The current Helias reactor is an extrapolation of the W7-X configuration to reactor dimensions. This paper summarizes the computational results of various activities to improve the concept of the advanced stellarator reactor: Forces and stress analysis of the coil system, self-consistent computation of plasma equilibria, a concept of divertor action on the(More)
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