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SUMMARY This paper describes a multi-model methodology that implements a smooth and continuous process improvement, depending on the organization's business goals and allowing users to establish their improvement implementation pace. The methodology focuses on basic process components known as 'best practices'. Besides, it covers following the topics:(More)
A wide range of experimental manipulations results in an anovulatory polycystic ovarian (PCO) condition in the rat. Although PCO has been studied in a number of these models, research has centered on the condition after it is well established rather than as it develops. Consequently, it is still not clear exactly what follicular cysts are or how and why(More)
A fundamental aspect of software product quality is the possibility of measuring. Therefore, measurement applied to the software product and processes has become a need, even in the smallest organizations where agile methodologies are applied. The objective of this paper is to describe a proposal of a hybrid measurement process for the ISO/IEC 15504-ISO/IEC(More)
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases are the major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus. Both quantitative and qualitative abnormalities of lipo-proteins are associated with the development of atherogenesis. In this study, the prevalence of dyslipidemia and the relative levels of glycosylated lipoproteins in 20 children(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess if there is increased herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) salivary shedding in oncology pediatric patients with severe cytopenia (SC). STUDY DESIGN HSV-1 was detected by real time PCR in saliva samples from oncology pediatric patients (n = 30) during SC and relative cytopenia (RC), and from healthy(More)