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The Pathophysiology of Acute Renal Failure - Explain the pathophysiology of acute renal failure. Include prerenal intrarenal and postrenal causes. According to the Mayo Clinic Staff (2012), acute kidney renal failure occurs abruptly when your kidneys lose their filtering abilities and cannot filter waste products from your blood. This is also known as acute renal failure or acute kidney injury. When this happens, high levels of waste may become accumulated in your blood and will alter your bloods chemical make up causing them to get out of balance....   [tags: Acute Renal Failure] 556 words
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Understanding Acute Renal Failure - The pathophysiology of acute renal failure is divided in 3 different causes. Out of the 3 causes of acute renal failure pre renal is the most common. It may result in hypoperfusion and ischemia. Pre renal is caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure or renal interruption of blood flow from the kidneys from sudden severe injury or illness. Intrarenal is caused by direct damage to the kidneys either by inflammation, toxins, drugs, infection or reduced blood supply. Postrenal is a sudden obstruction of urine flow due to an enlarged prostate, kidney stones or bladder tumor or injury....   [tags: Pathophysiology of Acute Renal Failure]
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Coding for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) - Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is defined as a clinical syndrome in which the heart fails to propel blood forward normally, resulting in congestion in the pulmonary and/or systemic circulation and diminished blood flow to the tissues due to reduced cardiac output. (Berkow, M.D.) The result is that the heart does not pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. CHF can be caused by a variety of conditions that affect the heart such as: diseases or substances that weaken the heart muscle such as heart attacks, infections, or toxins; diseases that cause stiffening of the heart muscle such as hemochromatosis, amyloidosis, coronary artery disease, and long term hypertension; and diseases that inc...   [tags: Coding Heart Failure]
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Male Failure and Genre Affirmation in New Hollywood Westerns and Noir - In The Pathos of Failure, Thomas Elsaesser explains the emergence of a new ideology within American filmmaking, which reflects a “fading confidence in being able to tell a story” (280) and the dissolution of psychologically relatable, goal-oriented characters. He elaborates that these unmotivated characters impede the “the affirmative-consequential model of narrative [which] is gradually being replaced by another, whose precise shape is yet to crystallize” (281). Christian Keathley outlined this shape in more detail in Trapped in the Affection Image, where he argued that shifting cultural attitudes resulted in skepticism of the usefulness of action (Keathley)....   [tags: The Pathos of Failure]
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Implementation of a Transitional Model of Care for Congestive Heart Failure - During exacerbations of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), older patients may receive care in multiple settings; often resulting in fragmented care and poorly-executed care transitions. The negative consequences of fragmented care lead to duplication of services; inappropriate or conflicting discharge instructions, medication errors, patient/caregiver anxiety, and increased costs of care. In light of changes in Medicare reimbursement penalizing hospitals with above set limits for heart failure (HF) readmissions, models of care are being evaluated for their effectiveness in satisfying this change as well as reducing fragmented care in this population....   [tags: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)]
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NASA Management Failure and the Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster - Introduction The Columbia space shuttle disintegrated on re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere in February of 2003. The astronauts on board had completed a two week mission and were returning home. The program was halted for the next couple of years while the disaster was investigated. The Columbia Accident Investigation Board reported on what if found to be the cause of the tragedy. After take-off a piece of insulation foam fell off and hit the external fuel tank and left wing. The damage to the wing's thermal protection was unknown....   [tags: NASA Management Failure]
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A System of Failure - In 1938, the brainchild of writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster first appeared in Action Comics. Deemed Superman, the mythical hero was dedicated to fight for social justice and overthrow tyranny. Soon after, his iconic flashy red cape and tight blue bodysuit graced the shelves of comic shops as he flew straight into the hearts and minds of fellow Americans faster than a speeding bullet. In spite of being a very foreign immigrant, Superman has long been portrayed as a loyal patriot fighting for "truth, justice and the American way"....   [tags: Education]
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The Failure of Communism - ... The reason to hold an individual speech and information rights would likely be met only in certain instances rather then across time. Making the default a lack of freedom.” Not only share and have same interest, they also share their benefit together. Communist focuses on the benefits to society instead of individual. All the land was re-divided by different level of wealth between rich and poor, and everybody will farm in their land or work in factories to produce goods cheaply enough to benefit the market in urban owned by country....   [tags: economic and political systems]
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Learning from Failures - Whoooo. Taking a deep breath, I whisk my nerves aside. This is the moment I have worked so hard for and I had to dive in head first. The curtain whisks open to an auditorium filled with hundreds of silhouettes. Dimly the lights cast a gray mist over the anticipating crowd. As the music begins the lights burst onto the stage. Suddenly ten gorgeous girls with heavy stage makeup and curls swing into action. This is the moment we have all been waiting for after a week of countless activities and interviews....   [tags: failure,] 758 words
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Failure of Love - There is a theme found time and time again, when almost any literary piece is studied or looked upon: love. Not only love, but the twists and turns in which love takes its course; in most cases, the course to nowhere. The feeling of “failing at love” is one that every person will experience within their lifetime. Modern Literature faces this bitter truth head-on, straying away from the once bountiful “love, passion, and romance” during the Romantic Era, and focusing more on the other side of the glass....   [tags: Literature] 1573 words
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Failure of neoliberalism - Failure of Neoliberalism: Desperation, Division and Corruption, Overwhelmed by the economic instability of the late 20th century (1970-1980s). The Ecuadorian government turned oil revenues to pay state expenses and international credit. The intensification of the economic crisis and foreign debt motivated the state to implement neoliberalism. As a result, the Ecuadorian government retired from its role of maintaining social order and welfare; multinational oil companies flourished; and Ecuadorian communities struggled to preserve the life and health of their environment and nations as oil operations damaged their societies and lands (Sawyer 2004: p14)....   [tags: modernization,ecuador,oil]
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Anchor's Ideas on Success and Failure - ... Consequently, the three failure as a teacher which has contributed to the company a lot. However, I think failure is a good teacher because failure can reveal and tell me that I need to improve. As long as I make a wrong step in my math, I get a bad result. That means I am received a indoctrination by my failure. In other words, failure doesn't mean I have accomplished nothing, it does mean I have learn something. Because failure teaches me what I do is wrong, and I have to fix it. Failure doesn't mean I waste time, it does mean I have to do something in a different way....   [tags: personal reflections] 846 words
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The Pathophysiology of Acute Renal Failure - Explain the pathophysiology of acute renal failure. Include pre-renal, intrarenal and postrenal causes. Acute renal failure is a sudden decrease of kidney function often characterized by the loss of homeostatic equilibrium of the internal medium causing waste accumulation in the blood. Aside from accumulation of waste products like nitrogen and urea, it is also characterized by a sudden decrease of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) which disables the kidney from filtering waste products that is harmful to the body....   [tags: Medical Science]
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The Pathophysiology of Acute Renal Failure - Explain the pathophysiology of acute renal failure. Include prerenal, intrarenal and postrenal causes. The pathophysiology of acute renal failure takes place when the kidney no longer works properly. Prerenal causes of acute kidney failure are a lack of prefusion to the kidney. The primary cause of prerenal is ischemia, or inadequate blood flow to the kidney. This lack of perfusion leads to renal failure. Some causes of prerenal acute renal failure can include blood lose or dehydration. Intrarenal causes are damage to the kidney....   [tags: Disease ]
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The Arab Spring Revolution is a Failure - The Arab Spring Revolution is a Failure “Arab spring mishap leads to sharp increase of oil smuggling”, “Syrian revolution starts experiencing causalities”, “Overthrown Egyptian government a downright failure”, “Tunisia on the verge of economic collapse post being struck by the Arab spring revolution”, “Bombing in Libya kills 20 in the proximity of a ration distribution unit”. These were the kind of news headlines the modern world was bombarded with when the riots in the Middle East were instigated....   [tags: Middle East, Lybia, Syria, Oil]
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Reflecting on Failure in English Class - ... The course seemed to meet most of my needs in order for me to succeed with the challenges. The needs the course met where that the course was able to give me a background of certain topics that I needed for any of the three challenges. For example, the short videos and movies really shaped my understanding on our main focus and the background, which was education, for the three challenges. Although this course met most of my needs, there were some things it failed at supporting. The hardest part for me with writing the three challenges was to change my old way of writing and not make my writing so broad....   [tags: weakness, classmate, group, individual] 595 words
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Fascism - A Failure of Modern Politics? - To what extent is fascism a product of the failure of modern politics. Is fascism still a threat to western society in the 21st century. When democracy breaks down, people turn to extreme forms of government. Europe between World War I and World War II experienced a phenomenal growth in the popularity of extreme right wing political parties, particularly Benito Mussolini’s Fascismo movement in Italy and Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party in Germany. The rise of Fascism in Italy is commonly attributed to the failure of democratic government, Italian liberalism and a fear of Bolshevism after the Russian revolution of 1917 (Linz 1998, pp.177-178)....   [tags: political essays, government] 1591 words
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Mergers and Acquistions: Causes of Failure - ... The evidence indicates that doesn’t seem to be a single matter to why some mergers fail or why others succeed. One reason of failure may be the problem of communication through the company which may create an unfriendly working environment. In the presence of a high risk of losing their jobs,it is a difficult task to keep people motivated in doing their best at their working places.(Bulent 2005; Buono & Bowditch 2003). Another reason for failure, according to Buono & Bowditch (2003) is that managers should not underestimate the people issues that might arise and neither the cultural aspects....   [tags: business analysis] 536 words
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What if the Secret To Success is Failure? - Many schools today have incorporated some sort of character development program to teach the qualities of good character. The question is, what constitutes good character. How do you define character. How do you develop character. What is the affect of character on education. These are all questions that many educators struggle with as they attempt to implement these programs. Recently the word “character” was the whole reason for the disbandment of our District’s National Honor Society. As “having good character” is one of the requirements of National Honor Society there was much controversy in the selection of members because without an objective measurement of character decisions were bas...   [tags: Article Review]
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Types and Causes of Renal Failure - When a client arrives in the emergency room with complaints of asthenia, malaise, headache, weight gain, and decrease in urination, the key factor is urine retention. That clue alone may lead to a diagnosis of acute renal failure. Acute renal failure is the loss of the ability to filter, remove, and balance fluid and electrolytes in your body. There are three types of causes, all of which have a necessary plan for treatment. Prerenal Prerenal is the disruption that occurs before reaching the kidneys, and are usually caused by inadequate blood circulation....   [tags: kidneys, flitration, proteins]
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What if the Secret to Success is Failure? - ... I had a choice to continue to fail or try something new and work hard to pursue my future. In the TED video, Duckworth says that grit is often "unrelated or inversely related to talent." I agree with Duckworth because lack of talent doesn’t mean you cannot cultivate yourself into becoming successful. People need to believe that failure is not permanent. With effort, even after failure, people can grow and persevere to succeed their goals. People who use their stamina to complete things over a long period of time are exerting passion and hard work....   [tags: grit, goals, persevere ]
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Analysis of the Failure of Fire Control - Introduction Over the past years, as a consequence of the impact on society created by the recent huge corporate collapses and, more recently, the ongoing economical crisis, the concept of Corporate Governance has become central in the economical, academical and institutional debate. At the core of this debate the attempt of rethinking and shaping the Corporate system and mechanisms in a way that “instill in companies the essential vision, processes and structures to make decisions that ensure longer-term sustainability”....   [tags: Public Administration]
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The Crusades: The Grandest Failure of Christendom - The First Crusade what some would call a crowning moment for the Catholic Church for the age. Yet, behind all of this would lead to some of the worst moves the church has made and lead to not only the death of countless crusaders and Muslims but, also cause a weakening in the eastern defenses, that the Muslims would take advantage of against the Eastern Roman Empire, also known as Byzantium. Now many would defend the crusaders actions, saying that Muslim aggression lasting hundreds of years would have caused the combat to break out and the Christians that were being harassed and pushed back to stand up and attempt to rebuke the Muslims attempting to encroach on the lands of Byzantium....   [tags: Middle ages, War, Religion]
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Hooker At Chancellorsville: A Failure to Adapt - Just two months before the tide-turning 1863 Battle of Gettysburg of the American Civil War, the southern Confederacy was riding high. After a string of previous victories, including the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee had decisively beaten the Union Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville. The Northern forces, therefore, needed some assessment and introspection to turn the tide in their favor. Almost immediately, the demoralized army turned its introspection toward its leader, Major General Joseph Hooker and his command during the Battle of Chancellorsville....   [tags: Gettysburg, Civil War, American History]
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Heart Failure and Western Countries - ... Conceptually it is useful to view this heterogenous condition as a progressive disorder that has an initiating or ‘index’ event where damage is inflicted on the cardiac myocytes.(15) The index event can be acute, such as may be the case in myocardial infarct, or chronic due to haemodynamic pressure or volume overloading. Regardless of the mechanism of injury a decline in pump function is the result. The initial insult will be compensated for in the acute phase by activation of a complex sequence of neurohormonal changes which are recognised to play a pivotal role in the development and progression of heart failure.(15) Whilst beneficial in the maintenance of cardiac output in the short t...   [tags: healthcare burden, systolic and diastolic ] 1834 words
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The “Successful Failure” That Was Apollo 13 - The “Successful Failure” That Was Apollo 13 Shortly after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed and walked successfully on the Moon for the first time in history, another lunar mission almost ended in disaster without the valor and strong leadership it took to get three men back to Earth. Jim Lovell (played by Tom Hanks), Jack Swiggert (played by Kevin Bacon), and Fred Haise (played by Bill Paxton) blasted off on the Apollo 13 mission on April 11, 1970, in trying to collect samples from the surface of the Moon and survey it....   [tags: Film Analysis] 1772 words
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Bosnian Genocide - Failure of the West? - The Bosnian genocide in 1992-95 is a prime example of the apathy that man can show toward the suffering of his fellow man. Even though it was widely considered to be “the worst act of genocide since the Nazi regime’s destruction of some 6 million European Jews during World War II,” (History.com) the world offered little help. While the U.N. sent peacekeepers to offer humanitarian aid and create “safe zones”, this did little to stem the tide of atrocities inflicted by the serbs upon Muslims in Bosnia....   [tags: NATO forces, yugoslavia, historic enemies]
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Overview of Congestive Heart Failure - Congestive Heart Failure is when the heart's pumping power is weaker than normal. It does not mean the heart has stopped working. The blood moves through the heart and body at a slower rate, and pressure in the heart increases. This means; the heart cannot pump enough oxygen and nutrients to meet the body's needs. The chambers of the heart respond by stretching to hold more blood to pump through the body or by becoming more stiff and thickened. This only keeps the blood moving for a short while....   [tags: systolic, diastolic]
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The Failure of The Berlin Blockade - The Berlin Blockade What were the main factors that ultimately led to the failure of the Berlin Blockade. Word Count: 1957 TABLE OF CONTENTS A. Plan of the investigation ……………………………………………………………………….. 3 B. Summary of Evidence …………………………………………………………………………. 4 C. Evaluation of Sources .…...…………………………………………………………………….. 6 D. Analysis ………………………………………………………………………………………... 8 E. Conclusion ……………………………………………………………………………………… 10 F. List of Sources ………………………………………………………………………………….. 11 A....   [tags: The Cold War]
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The Reasons for the Failure of Reconstruction - ... It got its name because the ex-slaves paid landlords a "share" of the crop to tend it. Most ex-slaves preferred this over wage labor, and—in theory—it offered ownership and more control over the work process. In reality, sharecroppers could not earn enough money to ever purchase the land. The large plantations broke up as the owners divided the land into small plots that African American and poor white families lived upon. There were conflicting interests between the farmers and the landowners, just as there were between the slaves and the plantation masters....   [tags: slavery, economy, sharecroppers]
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Ways to Prevent Computer Failure - ... On a different level rate, remember that data stored on company computer would probably be lost or disappear if the computer system might damage suddenly. The important files that should be backed up can easily being safe even the company imagines that they will lose the original files, Backup should make and stored based on how important the files. It should be noted that user files stored on central servers managed by the IT Division are backed up to tape on a regular and ongoing basis. Some of these servers make use of RAID technology and/or disk mirroring in order to eliminate problems associated with catastrophic hardware failure....   [tags: risk breakdown structure]
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Market Failure in the Economy - Ans: An economic term that encompasses a situation where, a common resource in any given market, the quantity of a product demanded by consumers does not equate to the quantity supplied by suppliers. This is a direct result of a lack of certain economically ideal factors, which prevents equilibrium (Market Failure 2013). Market failures have negative effects on the economy because an optimal allocation of resources is not attained. In other words, the social costs of producing the good or service (all of the opportunity costs of the input resources used in its creation) are not minimized, and this results in a waste of some resources....   [tags: Ans, Economic Term, Marketing, Resources]
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The Failure and Rebirth of Burmese Nationalism - All people in the world strive to find a sense of belonging. This sense is coupled with ethnic identities, cultural customs, and social implications. The groups that inhabit the corner of the world, now known as Myanmar, have had great struggles and upheavals through the last century. They have been stricken with World War, independence struggles, as well as military dictatorship. The Burmese groups have tried with diligence to establish their own states, but in the end all has fallen upon them and their tale is one of grief and sadness....   [tags: International Government ]
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Failure of the Battle of Britain Campaign - ... The Germans also used heavy fighters to escort the bombers and dive bombers. The BF-110 was a dual-engine, heavy fighter with heavy firepower. The BF-110 has two DB-605 engines, each with 1,185 horsepower. These aircraft had a climb speed of 10.5 m/s, which was slow, but, impressive for an aircraft its size the aircraft had a large airframe, and heavier weight, making it a slower less maneuverable aircraft.so, what the BF-110 lack in agility, it made up in firepower. This aircraft had 4, 7.92 machine guns which were housed in the nose....   [tags: Hitlers plans for world domination] 1741 words
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The Failure of High Street Retailers - Based on retail change theories, explain the failure of high street retailers. A Case Study of Comet The recent financial meltdown that started unfolding in 2008 had a massive toll on businesses and impacted economies around the world. Adversities of the economic fallout were felt by a plethora of business sectors. Starting from the financial sector, the contagion then moved to the automobile sector, and later infected a number of downstream industries that owed their business viability to easy access to cheap credit that characterised the pre-crisis macroeconomic environment of the developed world....   [tags: Death of High Street Retailers]
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The Failure of Education in Pakistan - ... Due to this there comes a difference in opinion of the students of these systems. The other problem that comes with these different fields are the financial differences as when a Cambridge graduate comes to professional life he is more groomed and asks high salary but a Matric graduate is offered low salary. This creates difference in the mindset and the way young people think. For this the government of Pakistan needs to look into this matter carefully and they need to combine this different school of thoughts in one universal educational system....   [tags: sustainable economic development] 732 words
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Realizing Failure: Death of a Salesman - In the tragic American play “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller. Willy Loman, the protagonist, is a salesman who is becoming more elderly and tired. He has been in the same position at his company for 30 years and has now been reassigned to a traveling job with only the pay of commission, not salary. He is struggling financially and the traveling from Brooklyn to New England is taking a toll on him at his old age. His wife, Linda, asks him to ask for an increase in pay or a desk job so he does not have to travel at his old age....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Play Analysis]
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Living Life with Heart Failure - ... Long-term uncontrolled hypertension and diabetic clients’ have a higher likelihood of developing HF. Other causes of HF are obesity, smoking, obstructive sleep apnea, HIV infection and AIDs and/or recent myocardial infarction. The symptoms of heart failure correlate with the severity of the disease. The most common symptoms are shortness of breath, dyspnea, fatigue and/or tiredness that usually is seen upon exertion, edema, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, tachycardia, arrhythmias, confusion, and pulmonary edema....   [tags: causes, treatments, education] 865 words
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Heart Failure and Organ Donation - ... A surgical procedure is a heart transplant. There are many other medications or surgeries listed below in table #3 Surgeries Medication Lifestyle Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Digoxin makes the heart beat stronger and therefore the heart pumps more blood. Quit smoking or inhaling secondhand smoke and using illegal drugs. A CRT device (a type of pacemaker). Beta blockers decrease your hearts workload by slowing down your heart rate and lowering your blood pressure....   [tags: Coronary, Organs, Blood] 1041 words
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Failure can be a gift. - In Let Your Life Speak, Palmer paraphrases the wisdom given by the Quaker Ruth saying “there is as much guidance in what does not and cannot happen in my life as there is in what can and does—maybe more.” his premise is tantamount to heresy toward western cultural ideology. Experience has led me to agree with this premise, having found greater guidance and personal reward when the proverbial door closed on a goal or direction toward which I was marching yet was ill equipped to embrace. Although our cultural mythology mandates success in defiance of limitations as the reward of honest effort, relegating failure to the lazy, many discover upon reflection that failure offers greater guidance an...   [tags: Philosophy] 1212 words
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What is Sucess without Failure? - What is Success without Failure. What is success defined in the world and how is success achieved. People move through life wanting the dream life and money. Even though success is dependent on failure, failures promote success because without struggles, there is no success and without risks something cannot be achieved. In the astronomy course, I represented the students who studied, but still did not reach satisfaction with their grade. Failures build character in view of the values people are taught Failure helps people identify problems that they normally miss....   [tags: Character Building, Moral Values, Money, Risks]
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What is Acute Renal Failure - Acute Renal Failure Acute renal failure is the inability of your kidneys to function properly. When acute renal failure occurs the kidneys lose the ability to remove waste and the ability to balance fluids and electrolytes. The functional and structural changes, otherwise known as the pathophysiologic changes, associated with acute renal failure (ARF) involve changes in renal hemodynamics, nephron function and cell metabolism. ARF can lead to symptoms such as the sudden loss of the ability of the kidneys to excrete wastes, concentrate urine, conserve electrolytes, and maintain fluid balance....   [tags: kidney, medical, dialysis]
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The Failure of the Cuban Revolution - In the early hours of 1959, President Fulgencio Batista left Cuba and by doing so he set in motion the end of the democratic era for Cuba. Mainly due to social unrest and the political pressures from the country’s allies he had no other choice but to resign his post and leave. It is well known that he used repression to keep people from protesting against the wide spread corruption existing in the country. Additionally, during his time in office, Cuba became the playground of many of the organized crime’s bosses....   [tags: end of democracy for cuba, social unrest]
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Market Failure of the Taxicab Industry - I. Overview of the taxicab industry The Taxicab industry plays a vital and large role in the U.S. urban transportation system, employing 233,000 drivers (United States Bureau of Labor Statistics) and providing transportation to millions of Americans each day. Taxicabs differ most substantially from alternative urban transportation systems, like busses and subways, as customers select the final destination, opposed to adhering to a predefined route. This flexibility is reflected in the higher price of taxicabs (Moore and Balaker) compared to other public transit services....   [tags: business analysis and strategy]
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The Failure of the Cuban Revolution - ... Additionally, as stated on chapter 1 article 5 of the newly written constitution: “the Communist Party of Cuba, Martian and of Marxist-Leninist, the organized vanguard of the Cuban nation, is the superior leading force of the society and the State.” This means that although there is a state, the party is the real ruling force in Cuba. After the disappearance of the soviet bloc, the government tried many things to avert the economic meltdown. These measures failed to maintain the economy, and as a result, food shortages started to happen....   [tags: economy, discrimination, government] 1256 words
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A Lesson Learnt from ‘Failure’ - ... A woman called my name and asked me to take the elevator to the second floor. The tension filled elevator ride took me to the second floor. As soon as I got out f the elevator, my heart sank deep with the sight in front of me. The hall was crowded with my doppelgangers that were there to get exactly the same thing that I was there to get. They were all there as “Christinas,” the only possible difference being in their talents and their acting styles. However, this difference was important as it was going to decide the ultimate fate of one of the “Christinas.” I took the seat and waited for what seemed like an eternity....   [tags: acting, career, new, orleans, audition, show] 634 words
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Epic Failure at Boot Camp - ... Hoping I would find some secret formula that would assist my progress through boot camp with as little stress possible. I also logged onto the Coast Guards web site and reviewed every last publication having anything to do with boot camp: welcome aboard information, recommended supplies to bring, testimonies from cadets who had already graduated boot camp. If it had the word boot camp within its paragraphs, I read it. I was so desperate to succeed; I tried to visualize myself at boot camp being yelled at by some giant of a man who had probably never heard a joke in his entire life that made him laugh....   [tags: success, learning, process, skills, challenges] 788 words
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Classificaions of Dental Implant Failure - Introduction Dental implant rehabilitation has become widely used due to its highly predictable functional and esthetic results compared to conventional crown/bridge work and dentures. In addition, implant materials made of titanium offers not only biocompatibility but also osseointegration. Osseointegration refers to the direct connection between live bone and the surface of the implant during function and loading in the oral cavity. Despite the high rate success of dental implants, there is a small percentage of its failure which can partly be attributed to peri-implantitis....   [tags: osseointegration, infection, biocompatability] 2274 words
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The Failure of Operation Barbarossa - ... Another mistake that Hitler made was pushing back Operation for several weeks to June 22, 1941 due to the conquest of Yugoslavia and Greece. Although he could have push Operation Barbarossa back to the next year, he let his ambition for a Lebensraum in Russia, clouded his judgment. By starting late, Germany had less time to defeat the Soviet before the harsh winter came. The winter hits German troops especially hard when Hitler failed to take note of the shortage of winter equipments for his men....   [tags: hitler, miscaluclations, terrain] 686 words
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Home Depot's Failure in Chile - Each country has its own culture, with subcultures inside the dominant culture (Schaefer, 2009, p.69). “Culture is the totality of learned, socially transmitted custom, knowledge, material objects, and behavior” (Schaefer, 2009, p.57). Values, artifacts, and ideas are also part of culture (p57). With globalization there is the integration of these cultural aspects, as well as language, social movements, and ideas throughout the world (Schaefer, 2009, p.20). Internationalization helps with this integration....   [tags: International Business Management]
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The Failure of James Buchanan - In 1856, a Presidential election occurred in the United States at a crucial period. Sectionalism was at an all time high and a leader was needed to unite the country. However, the man who won the election did not prove to be this leader. Instead, his platform was based on a deliberate failure to lead. Due to James Buchanan’s position that supported popular sovereignty in the expanding United States, the country divided even further over the topic of slavery to the point that the Civil War became inevitable....   [tags: civil war, sectionalism, presidential election]
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Failure of the Italian Revolutions - The failure of the Italian revolutions cannot be attributed to one reason as there are a plethora of reasons which could be cited as a main cause. The main reasons which could be argued as the most important reasons for the failure of the Italian revolts are the lack of organisation within revolutionary groups, the Austrian army’s strength, the political and military inexperience of those in power, the Pope’s abandonment of the revolution, the hesitation of Charles Albert to front the campaign of unity and Bonaparte’s intervention....   [tags: Italian History] 777 words
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The Crusades: A Successful Failure - Founder of Constantinople, Constantine claimed the great Byzantine Empire and in turn inherited the new Holy Roman Empire. With the Edict of Milan in 313, Constantine proclaimed religious tolerance of Christians throughout the empire and soon the religion spread. Constantine then transformed the city of Byzantium into the new capital of the Roman Empire, which then was known and proclaimed as Constantinople. The new capital would profit from its location being closer to the east frontier, having then the advantage of better trading, and a militarily sound location being protected on three sides by water....   [tags: World History ]
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The Failure of Washington Mutual - Founded in Seattle in 1889, Washington Mutual (WaMu) originated as a mutual savings and loan institution that went public in 1983 and as a result of lending practices, hiring techniques, and other poor decisions failed in 2008. A leader in bank acquisitions from 1983 through 1992, the organization surged to 2,200 branches before its failure. Offering innovative technologies, such as ATMs and “step-rate” loans in the mid-1970’s, and techniques at the time, the firm eventually buckled under the culture generated by Killinger, the president up to the beginning of WaMu’s downward spiral....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Heaven's Gate: A Colossal Failure - Throughout history, there have been many instances of cults, many of which share the common characteristic of having corrupt leaders. For instance, Charles Manson led his cult in a homicidal spree, and David Koresh and Jim Jones convinced their followers to commit mass suicide. It is apparent that in cult history, leaders are the main cause of the tragedies that ensue. Heaven’s Gate, a religious cult, was founded on a mixture of Christian beliefs and a belief in UFOs. They stayed out of the public eye for many years until March 27, 1997....   [tags: cult, leadership, mass suicide, religion]
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Adolf Eichmann: The Existential Failure - In her report of Nazi SS member Adolph Eichmann's trial in Jerusalem, first published as a series of articles in The New Yorker, Hannah Arendt managed to spark great controversy, both in the academy and among the general public. The primary attack on Arendt was that she seemed to “blame the victim”, in this case the Jews, for their role in their own extermination during the Holocaust. While by no means the focus of her book, this perceived accusation in combination with her portrayal of Eichmann as an apparently sane, ordinary man made readers uncomfortable at best and at worst vindictive and unforgiving in their critique....   [tags: notorious Nazi SS members]
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History and Failure of GovWorks.com - ... Of course such a platform was more than unpredictable. The lack of experience just could not give them a chance to estimate it. Despite all this risk they took the right option to raise initial capital. It was a merit of Tuzman, who had a good and clear feeling and point of view in business. However, GovWorks had numerous competitors, who were offering pretty similar services and sometimes even lower cost. The competitors’ business model was based on the alternative form of funding when Tuzman decided to use the client-funded approach....   [tags: technology, competitiors, revenue] 951 words
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Failure of the Education System - Our education system today is in a state of flagrant disrepair. Educators rely on outdated modes of instruction to teach children. Instead of examining these methods administrators spend time and effort developing more intensive assessments in hopes of fueling more intense learning. In order to successfully impact learning teachers must begin teaching in ways that guarantee to impart new knowledge. Brain-based learning is a newer concept in education that addresses the specific needs of a learner’s brain in order to maximize learning....   [tags: Teaching, Education ]
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Benito Mussolini: A Destined Failure - Absolute power and influence, is and has always been something extremely difficult to obtain, and as we have seen throughout the course of history such authority and control left in the hands of a single person can quickly crumble at their very feet. As with most, this often happens in part by self-destructive means. Case and point, Benito Mussolini, a man who at one point held total power over the entire Italian population; seemingly overnight he lost all control and eventually found himself hanging from the end of a meat hook....   [tags: Italian History, Politics, Il Duce] 1145 words
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Failure of the American Dream - Failure Of The American Dream What is the American Dream. That’s a question everyone is trying to answer. People find it in their own unique ways; money, success, freedom, or love. However, these aren’t easily obtained, and in most situations people figure this out the hard way. People can be immensely wealthy but still fail in their journey to the American dream. A man may be the most successful in the world but in his eyes he may have not reached his American dream. People fight for their dream every day, as colonists they had to fight for our freedom and to pursue our dream....   [tags: the Great Gatsby]
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My Definition of Failure - ... If not, this carefree attitude can develop and result in them not working to accomplish anything in life. For example, if a student does not put forth the effort to try to finish their class work, then they will fail both the assignments and the class as well. Over time, this lazy attitude can spill over into other aspects of their life, such as extracurricular activities, their social life, and even interaction with their parents. By not at least making an attempt to complete something, a person automatically fails....   [tags: entrepreneural success or not] 580 words
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BREAKER FAILURE DETECTION ALGORITHMS - In a power system world, breaker failure protection became a critical element to provide a back up protection for circuit breakers (CBs). Practically, every apparatus is equipped with primary protection to interrupt the current flow whenever a fault occurs. Thus, the breaker failure relay opens adjacent breakers to isolate the problem. Fast and secure breaker failure detection algorithm would be a critical challenge facing a numerical BF relay. In the first part, it presents the need for breaker failure protection....   [tags: Engineering ]
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Transforming Failure into Success - Failure is the condition of not achieving a desirable goal or objective, but these shortcomings are opportunities to attain greatness. Since society does not reward failure, we must take advantage of such opportunities. Our history classes never teach us about the failures of life’s greatest thinkers, sports legends, or barons of business; they only inform us about the success of these people. What most people have yet to understand is that with each and every success, no matter how great or small, has been some instance of failure....   [tags: influencial, embrace, potential] 520 words
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Government and Market Failure - In micro-economics market failure is characterized by resource misallocation and subsequent Pareto inefficiency. Just as the invisible hand falters, so is the case that the unregulated markets are incapable of solving all economic problems. In laissez-faire economy, market models mainly monopolistic, perfect competition and oligopoly are expected to efficiently allocate resources for the “welfare benefit” of the society. However individualistic and selfish private interests divert the public benefits thereby prompting government intervention to correct the imperfection which may lead to disastrous economic impact....   [tags: Economics ]
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What is Renal Failure? - ... There are many symptoms of kidney disease, change in urination will be slower and amount will decrease, fatigue, headaches, weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, breath odor, excessive thirst, frequent hiccups, abnormally dark or light skin and bone pain. When test are being done to detect chronic kidney disease three tests are performed a BUN test, blood measurement test, and a urine test, if there is a presence of protein in the urine that is a sign there is damage to the kidneys, urine should not have protein in it....   [tags: kidneys, toxic waste, transplant]
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Acute Renal Failure Q&A - Acute renal failure, define as the incapability of the kidney to get rid of excess body fluids, waste products and minerals in the body that causes accumulation which leads to the complications to the other parts of the system. The pathophysiology of acute renal failure include the: pre-renal, intrarenal and postrenal causes. Pre-renal cause is the failure of the urinary mechanism to work due to perfusion of the kidney caused by the depression of the glomerular filtration rate of the kidney which is the volume that is filtered in the renal system and azotemia, an elevation of the nitrogen containing urea....   [tags: Health]
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Failure Leads to Success - ... After finishing high school, Liz got accepted into Harvard. Liz worked very hard to get accepted into Harvard so she could prove all of the people who said she’d be like her parents wrong. Failing pushes people to work harder to prove to someone that they can succeed, and it also teaches people a lot about themselves. Failure teaches someone a lot about himself/herself and what kind of person he/she is. “What you can draw out of each failure is experience and knowledge that will help you succeed better” (Why You Need......   [tags: real life success stories, personal reflection]
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Acuate Renal Failure Questionnaire - Acute Renal Failure Introduction: Almost every organ in the human body serves an important role. One key organ for the urinary system is the kidneys. The kidneys main function is to filter out the blood that is going throughout each system, as well maintaining correct fluid levels for the body. The kidneys also regulate blood volume, blood pressure, blood pH, and produces the hormones erythropoietin (important for the production of red blood cells) and vitamin D (the sunshine drug for maintaining healthy bones)....   [tags: Nursing, Patient, Pathofisiology] 967 words
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Diagnosing Accute Renal Failure - ... 2. What diagnostic exams would be used to diagnose acute renal failure. How do these tests change as renal failure progresses through its 3 stages. Discuss, compare and contrast the 3 stages. Acute renal failure involves phases of onset, oliguria, diuresis, and recovery. The signs and symptoms of kidney failure vary within each phase. The diagnosis is usually made by blood tests which measure arterial blood gases (ABGs), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine, and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) (MedicineNet, 2013)....   [tags: Kidneys, Dialysis] 1815 words
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Reasons for Project Failure - ... This trend, which ties into the “consumerization of IT,” challenges traditional enterprise software giants such as SAP, Oracle and Epicor, and often works to the benefit of their cloud software peers, whose offerings emphasize ease-of-use and flexibility over the richest possible feature set. • Failure to establish a backup protocol. When the new SMT model was giving faulty numbers, Avon did not have any contingency plan or fallback protocol to roll back to. As a result Avon had to make the painful decision of scrapping the entire model and taking a loss....   [tags: the case for Avon] 882 words
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My Failure at Life - My mother always wanted a perfect child, and that’s exactly what I am not. This is a story about my failure, my failure at life. I wasn’t blessed with the amazing athletic gene that my father passed down to both of my brothers. However, I was blessed with intelligence, artistic abilities, and an amazing memory. None of that matters if I lack the incentive and determination to make something out of myself. Just recently I have been diagnosed with severe social anxiety and severe depression. This was no shock to me because I’ve known this since I was seven....   [tags: personal reflections] 572 words
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Heart Failure Patient Assessment - ... He is a well nourished male with appropriate affect and no apparent distress. All extremities have palpable pulses, are warm to touch, and have a capillary refill of less than three seconds. 3+ edema is present in his lower ankles bilaterally, which extends to his midcalf. His lungs have crackles without wheezing or retractions and he also has a nonproductive cough. Normal S1 and S2 are present. S3, and the point of maximal impulse, is displaced laterally into the anterior axillary line of his chest....   [tags: Nursing, Prevention, Healthcare] 1186 words
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Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF) - The aim of this scenario-based assignment is to discuss the therapeutic intervention in the care of a patient with Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF). A brief summary of the patient’s medical history will be given while discussing one specific nursing problem in terms of heart rate/ rhythm. Also, an overview of aetiology will be given as well as pathophysiology in order to explain the rationale for treatment and monitoring. Relevant research relating to the literature will be utilised throughout in order to critically analyse the care provided for the patient and determine if the patient received evidence based up-to-date care....   [tags: Senario Based Assignment]
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Team Success and Failure - Introduction There are many different factors that influence and determine the potential success or failure of teams, largely irrespective of whether those teams are within the realm of business, politics, entertainment, or sports. In general, teams whose members share common perceptions about their purpose and goals, teams whose members trust one another and whose members trust their managers and leaders; teams whose members communicate and coordinate their efforts efficiently; and teams whose members can resolve conflict and disagreements effectively and productively tend to be more successful than teams whose members do not....   [tags: Shared Vision, Purpose, Goals, Trust]
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My Experience of Failure - Have you ever been beaten down by your own confidence. It is supposed to help you succeed, but instead, it once made me blinded from the fact that I am not perfect. There is always a chance of failure if I don’t try my best. In fact, I did fail getting into my dream high school. It was in 2010, when I was still in Vietnam, and coming up was a very hard Transitional Exam from Secondary School to High School, which included a three-part exam: Math, English, and Literature, that all ninth graders, including myself, were very frustrated about....   [tags: exams, confidence, plans] 558 words
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Acute Renal Failure (ARF) - Acute renal failure (ARF), also referred to as acute kidney injury (AKI), is the abrupt loss of renal function; the kidneys inability to perform its functions of filtering wastes from the blood, regulating blood pressure, and maintaining electrolyte balance in the body. This sudden loss of functioning occurs within less. Most patients who experience ARF are already hospitalized or may be in ICU for other medical conditions, although some patients have no signs or symptoms but a diagnosis is made from lab results performed for other medical reasons....   [tags: acute kidney injury (AKI)] 1258 words
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Newborns with Respiratory Failure - Neonates born with respiratory failure or respiratory distress have a very low chance for survival. Techniques to treat these newborns have been advancing throughout the years, but these treatments have high risks. One technique that can treat these neonates is called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO for short. The development of ECMO has been a process that started before 1970 after the invention a successful use of the disposable bubble oxygenator. This oxygenator was good for short bypass periods but did not allow the patient to be on it for more than a couple of hours....   [tags: Respiratory Distress, Biomedical Paper]
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Failure at Pearl Harbor - “On December 7, 1941-a date which will live in infamy-the United States was suddenly and DELIBERATELY attacked by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. -Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in his address to Congress on December 8, 1941.” A quote from Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) giving people a taste of what happened on the sad day of December 7th. The destructive day recalled as Pearl Harbor was a day of goodbyes to 2,403 Americans who died that day. In addition 1,178 American’s were wounded....   [tags: Japanese bombing, WWII]
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Turning Failure Into Success - In my first years of life, I was the diva. I was the star. I was the only one that my mother ever paid any attention to. I was the bomb. Although my father worked very long days to provide my mother and me with a means of sustenance, there was plenty of love from my mom to nurture me as I grew into a bubbly young girl. Entering kindergarten at 4 years of age, I was similar to every other little kid. I was rambunctious, playful, naughty, and unstoppable. If I did not fall sleep in class, I would play with my dolls as the teacher lectured....   [tags: Essay About Myself] 1100 words
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My Failure to Launch - ... But this time, I whispered to my sleeping parents, "I'm flying to Never-land today." I began frantically rummaging the house, looking for what I believed retained the power to make me fly. By the time I was through, the house was in shambles. Had my parents not been fast asleep, my wings of childhood fantasy would have been stripped from me at that moment. While I clumsily held my wand in one hand and my trusty can of baking powder scribbled pixie dust in the other, I climbed valiantly to the top of my tallest tower; in reality, that tower was merely a cabinet with a height not far above the floor....   [tags: imagination, fly, fall] 631 words
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