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Kittens vaccinated with an avirulent biotype of the Black strain of feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV; given oronasally) developed both indirect fluorescent and virus-neutralizing antibodies, but were not protected against oronasal challenge exposure with virulent virus. In fact, kittens vaccinated with avirulent virus were more readily infected(More)
  • Jason Black
  • International journal of palliative nursing
  • 2011
This critical review aimed to investigate what patients' priorities are when facing the end of life, in order to gain further understanding of this issue. Academic databases were searched using key terms, and through a method of elimination and deduction using specific inclusion/exclusion criteria, suitable research studies were found. These articles were(More)
Electric utilities have been investigating methods to reduce peak power demand. Demand response (DR) is one such method which intends to reduce peak electricity demand. DR programs typically have limits on the number and timing of events that may be triggered for a selected group of customers. This paper presents a methodology for optimizing the scheduling(More)
Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected for 2 weeks to daily injections of homocysteine (Hcy), which increased plasma Hcy approximately 2-fold. Echocardiography indicated significant increases in left ventricular diastolic (13%) and systolic (31%) dimensions and decreases in posterior wall thickness (diastolic, -17%; systolic, -20%) in Hcy-treated animals.(More)
  • Jason Black
  • Journal for healthcare quality : official…
  • 2009
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a structured methodology for transforming processes, but it does not fully consider the complex social interactions that cause processes to form in hospital organizations. By combining LSS implementations with the concept of Realistic Evaluation, a methodology that promotes change by assessing and considering the individual(More)