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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 increase the oxygen demand by the body tissue beyond the capability of the heart to deliver oxygen-rich blood as in hyperthyroidism or anemia....   [tags: Coding Heart Failure]
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NASA Management Failure and the Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster - ... But reduction of personnel and internal pressure to launch on time caused safety issues to be neglected. Absence of Success A video clip and report was sent to Boeing engineers when the foam tile strike occurred during the launch. Boeing requested a satellite image of the wing, but never received it. Without pictures, they created a computer modeling tool, 'Crater', to predict how the damage would affect Columbia during re-entry. In January, the team presented its findings. Had NASA taken the view that the damaged left wing threatened re-entry, it could' have used either of two fallback plans to save the crew of Columbia....   [tags: NASA Management Failure]
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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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Kidney Failure - Introduction There is a pair of kidneys in the human body. They are situated towards the back of the body under the ribs, just at the level of the waist where one on either side of the body. Each kidney is composed of about one million units which are called nephrons and each nephron consists of two parts: a filter which is called the glomerulus and a tubule leading out from the nephron (Cameron 1999). According to Marshall and Bangert (2008) the kidneys have three major functions. Firstly, the kidneys are excretion of waste from plasma in the blood....   [tags: Health]
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Creon's Failure - Many great rulers have been tempted by the authority of absolute power. In Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon, the Theban king, will do anything in order to earn this absolute power. Creon’s prideful attitude, disregard of the authority of the gods, and failure to listen cause him to fail as a statesman, demonstrating the nature of kingship in Sophocles’s Antigone. One of Creon’s many failures as a statesman is his prideful attitude. For example, Creon believes that gods chose him to lead the kingdom: “But see, the king comes here, /Creon, the son of Menoeceus, /Whom the gods have appointed for us/In our recent change of fortune.” (Par....   [tags: Greek Literature] 510 words
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Renal Failure - Through this assignment we will explore the causes, the diagnostic exams, subjective and objective signs and symptoms, the dietary modifications a nurse should teach, the medical management of acute renal failure, and finally the short and long term goals a nurse should make for their client. There are three causes of acute renal failure; prerenal causes, renal causes, and post renal causes. Prerenal causes are due to such factors as dehydration i.e... vomiting diarrhea, or sweating, or poor fluid intake....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Successful Failure - He was a man full of integrity, sincerity, and character; who changed the lives of many by providing them homes, jobs, and of course the satisfaction from eating a scrumptious creamy milk chocolate bar (Erdman). He is well-known for not only “The Hershey Chocolate Company”, but his own “town of Hershey” (“Milton Hershey” 144). As a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and giver; Milton Hershey created his own American Dream through many failures and perseverance. Milton Hershey was born on September 13, 1857, in a “Pennsylvania farm in Derry Township” (“Milton Hershey” 142)....   [tags: Biography]
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The Vietnam Failure - ... But, the match to the fire struck in 1964, the murky Gulf of Tonkin incident occurred, where the USS Maddox claimed to have been attacked by North Vietnamese PT Boats and it opened fire on the North Vietnamese. Lyndon B. Johnson announced that air strikes on North Vietnam would begin and only later was it clear, that the United States had been seeking an excuse to let the war begin. In early 1965, Operation Rolling Thunder, a US bombing campaign of North Vietnam that showed our complete dominance of the air....   [tags: Cold War, America, World History] 1164 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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Computer failure - ... At fault software was UK origin and the servers are also present in Britain so the authorities confirm that this crisis is nothing more than an accident. Other banks learned a lesson from this incident and they are closely monitoring their systems and service providers. RBS is planning to take legal actions against the IT group as they think the inexperienced operator caused all the data erase. The bank is discussing the matter to take legal actions against CA technologies which may bring millions in compensation....   [tags: IT, cyber attack, RBS]
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Realizing failure - ... There was respect, and comradeship and gratitude in it. Today it’s all cut and dried, and there’s no chance for bringing friendship to bear— or personality. You see what I mean. They don’t know me anymore. (Miller 61) The entire passage is a representative of Willy’s realization that his career, life, and family have all amounted to nothing. Willy is often delusional and refuses to accept the negative aspects of his life, however, in this passage; we see that Willy is aware of his failure in the business world....   [tags: death of a salesman, arthur miller]
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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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Failure of neoliberalism - ... Their actions also caused ethnic disintegration and increased the social inequalities within. People reacted with strong opposition to their disregard for the environment and communities of Ecuador. Oil companies evasively responded by drawing focus away from the issues of concern to state principles and development. They initially and in large part denied the negative and harmful effects of their oil operations, even after being shown evidence of increased sickness in various life forms (Berlinger 2010)....   [tags: modernization,ecuador,oil]
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Technology in Education: The Next Generation at Risk - ... Secondly, educators and policy makers should expand technology in schools to prevent an economic collapse. Even though an economic collapse is very unlikely today, a collapse of this kind will be at a higher risk forty years from now. One of the many problems that the next generation might face is the unemployment rate. Which, is why Policy makers need to observe the rising unemployment rate. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012, those who earned less than a high school diploma had a 12.4% unemployment rate; those who had some college but no degree earned a 7.7% unemployment rate....   [tags: technology, economic failure, social failure]
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The Power of Failure - There is a common misconception that failure is a bad thing. Many people who fail at something are often called losers, but if those people learn from their losses, they are actually winners. Failure teaches people that they are just like everybody else, and that success is gained from hard work and determination. When people fail at something important in their lives and decide to try again, they tend to regain their confidence and persist with great resilience. Many of the best lessons people learn in life come from the mistakes they have made and the knowledge they gained from their mistakes....   [tags: informative essay] 547 words
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Bartleby, The Failure - Bartleby, the Failure It is not rare, sometimes it is even common, that an author speaks about his or her self in their works. Herman Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener" is often considered such a story. Many of the characters in the story and images created allude to Melville's writing career, which was generally deemed a failure. The main character in the story can either be Bartleby or the narrator, but Melville partially embodies both of them. We are understanding towards the narrator's reasoning for keeping Bartleby and for the sympathy he shows for Bartleby....   [tags: essays research papers] 456 words
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The Failure of Chartism - The Failure of Chartism For the chartist to have had a focus, they would all have to have had the same issues, and all held equal support for all 6 parts of the people’s charter, the paper behind the chartist movement. This was not the case; in many instances the people would only support something when it suited them, a knife and fork issue, this was the cause for the collapse in the movement. In source one it does say how people wanted the charter or rather universal suffrage, which does involve all 6 points, this can arguably seen as some focus, yet the source goes describes how there was a lack of focus upon the issues, the fact that it is a knife and fork issue, only really cared for when it is needed, means that there would be a dramatic lack of focus, crucial in the failure....   [tags: Chartism Chartist Movement] 855 words
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Prohibiton Was a Failure - Prohibition Was a Failure      Alcohol is illegal. “The reign of tears is over. The slums will soon be a memory. We will turn our prisons into factories and our jails into storehouses and corncribs. Men will walk upright now; women will smile and children will laugh. Hell will be forever rent” (Thorton 9). The Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution went into effect on January 16, 1920, with three-fourths vote from congress (Boorstin 994). The National Prohibition of Alcohol was adopted to solve social problems, reduce the crime rate, stop corruption and minimize the tax burden created by prisons....   [tags: Alcohol Ban Laws Essays]
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Failure of Democracy - Failure of Democracy According to David Herbert Donald in the article Why They Impeached Andrew Johnson, “Rarely has democratic government so completely failed as during the Reconstruction decade.” As voiced by Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address, the nation is a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” However, during the period of reconstruction, the government was far from this philosophy. Public opinion was all but ignored, and all matters were decided by either President or Congress....   [tags: American History] 865 words
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Descartes' Failure - Descartes' Failure In his Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes strives first and foremost to provide an infallibly justified foundation for the empirical sciences, and second to prove the existence of God. I will focus on the first and second meditations in my attempt to show that, in his skepticism of the sources of knowledge, he fails to follow the rules he has set out in the Discourse on Method. First I claim that Descartes fails to draw the distinction between pure sensation and inference, which make up what he calls sensation, and then consider the consequences of this failure to follow his method....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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The Failure of Integration - The Failure of Integration After four decades of school integration America has given up, and the question is: "Why?". I believe the answer is because absolutely nothing worked. Bussing was a hassle, most magnet schools were set up for false reasons, and everything was very costly. With everything they tried there were still no significant changes in the test scores of the minority students. So now here we are in the late 21st century and it can all be summed up with what Chris Hansen of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City believes the courts are saying, "We still agree with the goal of school desegregation, but it's too hard, and we're tired of it, and we give up." It all started with Brown v....   [tags: essays research papers] 865 words
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The Failure of Prohibition - The Failure of Prohibition Source Based a) One way in which source A and source B agree concerning the consequences of prohibition. When it was introduced it caused a lot of illegal activity. Source A shows how by saying, "It (prohibition) created the greatest criminal boom in American history and perhaps in all modern history." Source B shows this because it says, " by 1928 there were more than 30,000 illegal speakeasies" in New York. Another agreement that the sources A and B have is that the Anti-saloon league was an important factor in the final national ban on alcohol....   [tags: Papers] 1823 words
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Failure of an MIS - Failure of an MIS In the year1994, FoxMeyer was the fourth largest drug wholesaler in the United States with an annual sales of approximately $5.1 billion. The company filled orders from thousands of pharmaceutical companies with shipments of up to 500,000 items per day. However, in the same year, due to rapid growth and consolidation of the pharmaceutical industry, FoxMeyer’s management was concerned about competition from the larger competitors. The threat imposed required drastic measures. The whole industry competed on low profit margins....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Forever Failure - Forever Failure Everything was peaceful in my Haudenosaunee village. There were some disputes on land from time to time with other villages, but they were never as greedy as these white bearded monsters. They not only took away our homes, but also the land of our ancestors. I am one of the last ones who survived from their attacks for I led the back up warriors. Not one person from my tribe was able to defend themselves from the white men's gun, not even my father, Mountain-Lion, the bravest worrier of our village was able to survive....   [tags: essays papers] 788 words
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absolut Failure - The 1920’s was a time of major social change in the United States. The social changes during this period are reflected in the laws and regulations that were implemented. One of the most prominent examples of this was prohibition. The 18th Amendment to the Constitution, or the Volsted act as it is also know, was implemented to eliminate the use of alcohol in the United States. In doing this, the advocates of prohibition hoped to also eradicate the social problems associated with alcohol. “It was an attempt to promote Protestant middle-class culture as a means of imposing order on a disorderly world”(Dumenil 226)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Failure of Prohibition - The Failure of Prohibition There are many contributing factors to why prohibition was introduced on 16 January 1920. The two factors that I have chosen to answer the question, how did they contribute to prohibition being passed as a law, are the Anti-Saloon League (ASL) and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). These both campaigned to try and get prohibition passed as a lawThe Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was formed in 1875 and was led by Frances Willard, but the movement of women to try and get prohibition passed as a law had started before this....   [tags: Papers] 3646 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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Acute Renal Failure - 1. Explain the pathoplysiology of acute renal failure. Including perenal,intraernal and posternal causes. Acute renal failure is when the kidneys have suddenly stopped working this disease disables the body’s mechanism of excreting waste products and maintaining fluid electrolyte balance. According to WebMD, the causes are characterized as a sudden decrease of blood flow to the kidneys, damage from some medications, poisons, or infections, a sudden blockage that stops urine from flowing out of the kidney....   [tags: Nursing] 968 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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Acute Renal Failure - Acute Renal Failure is when the kidneys abruptly stop functioning by excreting wastes of the body. Abnormal functions that can cause acute renal failure are that the body cannot regulate acid-base balance of bodily fluids, regulation of one’s blood pressure which affects waste products not being filtered from the body, and irregularities of red blood cell production. There are many factors that can cause a person’s kidneys to stop working properly. A prerenal cause is something that occurs in the bloody supply to the kidneys, such as inadequate blood profusion to the kidneys....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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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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Acute Renal Failure - Acute renal failure, also known as acute kidney injury is described to be a rapid loss of kidney function, or a rapid decline in renal filtration function. The first signs of acute renal failure can be found by a rise in serum creatinine concentration or azotemia, which is a rise in blood urea nitrogen (BUN) concentration. Symptoms of acute renal failure may include, little or no urine when urinating, swelling in the legs and feet, not feeling like eating, nausea and vomiting, feeling confused, restless, sleepy or anxious, or pain in the back below the rib cage....   [tags: nursing, medical] 1084 words
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Chronic Renal Failure - Introduction Every human body contains one pair of kidneys. They are situated towards the back of the body under the ribs, just at the level of the waist, with one on each side of the body. Each kidney is composed of about one million units called nephrons, and each nephron consists of two parts: a filter, called the glomerulus and a tubule leading out from the nephrons (Cameron 1999). According to Marshall and Bangert (2008), the kidneys have three major functions: firstly, the kidneys excrete waste from plasma in the blood....   [tags: Health]
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Nursing: Renal Failure - Problem #1 A man presents to the clinic with complaints of asthenia, malaise, headache, weight gain, and a decrease in urination. A tentative diagnosis of acute renal failure is made. Acute renal failure is a steady and fast deterioration of the functioning of the kidneys. This happens when there is a high level of the waste from the kidneys is left unattended. Acute renal failure occurs when the kidney fails to push out the waste or the everyday toxins out of the body in the form of urine. Simply put the kidneys have stopped working, they have lost their ability to filter water and waste from the blood....   [tags: nursing, medical]
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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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The Arab Spring Revolution is a Failure - ... This mingled with the fact that the Middle Eastern countries were under constant dictatorship and longed for a just and fair government. If this was not enough these countries had a heavy burden placed on their oily shoulders from the western parts of the glove and were constantly targeted and bullied by the west. One can safely conclude that this revolution was all but unexpected. Since this revolution inaugurated, masses and hordes of people have resorted to violent means hoping to convey the uncomplicated message that they sought after empowerment of human rights....   [tags: Middle East, Lybia, Syria, Oil]
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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 and personal reward....   [tags: Philosophy] 1212 words
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What is Sand Failure? - LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 What is Sand Failure. Sand failure is the sheering, slicing, or gravity fall and consequent lifting off of solids (mostly sand particles) from the reservoir. This usually occurs at the sand face of the bore of the well, and along the surface of perforations and is the first step to sand prediction. As a worst case scenario, it could lead to a complete collapse of the wellbore sand face. 2.2 Categories of Sand Production. There are three types of sand production, after sand has failed, and they are as follows; 1. Sand production that declines with time (relatively short period)....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Acute Renal Failure - Acute renal failure (ARF) is a common syndrome which causes a rapid decline in glomerular filtration, homeostasis, disturbance of fluid volume, and accumulation of nitrogenous waste which the kidneys are unable to excrete. Acute renal failure is usually asymptomatic and normally diagnosed when standard laboratory tests show a sudden rise in blood creatinine and urea. A patient who develops acute renal failure will recover in most cases. When the nephron is compromised, it is unable to perform the many functions required of it....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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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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Failure Prediction Algorithms - Gaining a better understanding of when electronics are about to fail can help engineers and companies be more effective in providing reliable electronics; this will also lead to a greater return on investments for businesses (Seggie, Cavusgil, & Phelan, 2007). Prior attempts of implementing algorithms have all failed due to the large bandwidth required to process the data in real time. The algorithms in this study will not require many resources and will use simple gate-logic and statistical data to alert an end-user of a potential failure....   [tags: Technology]
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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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Congestive Heart Failure - ... Oxygen was administered to her to relieve hypoxia and dyspnoea. Her heart rate, depth and rhythm were monitored continuously for any changes. Also, she was placed in a supine position with legs in dependant position because of her breathing difficulty to facilitate venous return to the heart and reduces the heart’s work load. Diamond (2008) suggests individualised care plans for patients enhance a favourable patient outcome. Therefore, rest was promoted in between activities to prevent strain on Mrs S’ heart....   [tags: Medical Field, Nursing]
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Team Success and Failure - ... Naturally, if that principle is true in sports where so-called “God-given” individual talent is so important, it holds even more true in other areas where success is attributable to so many other factors. Planning allows the team to operationalise its strategic efforts and to allocate specific personnel and other resources to both long-term objectives and to shorter-term component parts of the broader team objectives. The planning process provides a valuable means of mapping out detailed strategic goals and for evaluating the strategies being considered to achieve those goals....   [tags: Shared Vision, Purpose, Goals, Trust]
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HOOKER AT CHANCELLORSVILLE: A FAILURE TO ADAPT - ... Major General Hooker took assumed command of the beleaguered Army of the Potomac in late January 1863, in the midst of organizational chaos and low morale.xi He seized the initiative in re-organizing his one hundred thirty thousand man army before their next engagement. In what was probably the most successful period of his command, Hooker assessed the state of his troops and led them by introducing several improvements. Noting the lack of morale after months of victory-less efforts, he introduced furloughs which allowed small contingents of soldiers to return home for up to ten days.xii Hooker also increased military drill training,xiii gave his medical officers latitude to make hygienic and healthcare improvements in the field, and mandated that soldiers be provided with better quality food (relative to pre-Hooker times).xiv Continuing administrative improvements, Hooker benefited from a revamped military intelligence system....   [tags: Gettysburg, Civil War, American History]
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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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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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Examining Business Failure - Examining Business Failure Organizational behavior is a key factor in determining how an organization becomes effective in undertaking its tasks. The behavior should be one that is accepted by both the management and their subjects. This helps avoid the frequent conflicts of interest that are likely to be experienced in the work place. It also helps maintain the code of ethics that might have been set up by the management of the organization. Behavioral principles should therefore be set up and should be those that have bee agreed upon by both them management and their subjects....   [tags: Business Management ]
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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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Newborns with Respiratory Failure - ... Some of the equipment, like the blood pump, is specialized for neonatal ECMO. For example, the blood pump is a roller pump because it causes less hemolysis (3). The oxygenator and the heat exchanger have certain duties that replace the lungs. Exchanging both oxygen and carbon dioxide is the responsibility of the oxygenator (3) and a countercurrent mechanism is used to warm the blood in the heat exchanger (3). Quite a few safety features are set-up through the ECMO apparatus to prevent complications....   [tags: Respiratory Distress, Biomedical Paper]
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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 “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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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 - ... The people in this cult had to wear clothing that concealed their genders so as not to encourage any male-female attachments. Eight members, including Applewhite, went as far as to castrate themselves in order to control their urges and prepare them for the “life that would be free of gender and sexual activity” (Robinson par 5) that awaited them at the Next Level. This brings to mind George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, in which the “anti-sex league” (Orwell 121) is fully against sexual activity in the pursuit of pleasure....   [tags: cult, leadership, mass suicide, religion]
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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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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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AIG Failures - What was once the unthinkable occurred on September 16, 2008. On that date, the federal government gave the American Investment Group - better known as AIG (NYSE:AIG) - a bailout of $85 billion. In exchange, the U.S. government received nearly 80% of the firm's equity. For decades, AIG was the world's biggest insurer, a company known around the world for providing protection for individuals, companies and others. But in September, the company would have gone under if it were not for government assistance....   [tags: Corporate Failure] 1072 words
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Software Project Management - ... II. Infrastructure: This is especially true for organizations that process across groups. III. Living Documents: Plans need to be periodically updated to add detail and reflect the current situation. b. Organizing: managers create organizations to achieve their goals and get the work they are responsible for done as efficiently as possible. I. Assign the software manager early: to empower this professional to perform all of the tasks to the team. II. Give authority commensurate with responsibility....   [tags: technology, software failure]
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Toxoplasma Gondii Antibodies in ESRD Patients - ... Table 2 Sex Duration of transplantation Female Male Upper 6 mounts Under 6 mounts IgG positive 8 (27.6%) 19 (90.5%) 30 (57.1%) 24 (51.7%) Statistical significance 0.001 0.13 IgM positive 1 (4.8) 1 (3.4%) 2 (0%) 1 (6.9%) Statistical difference 0.99 0.61 PCR positive 2 (9.5%) 1 (3.4%) 3 (4.8%) 2 (6.9%) Statistical difference 0.57 0.67 Total 21 (42%) 29 (58%) 21 (42%) 29 (58%) To determine the correlation between positive results of samples using the PCR between patients and healthy volunteers, the Fisher exact test was used....   [tags: renal failure, kidney transplantation]
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Next Failure - ... This portion of the appraisal will allow the high performing employee to really shine. They will gladly point out their weak points throughout the conversation and this can allow you as the manager to suggest training or help with these points. The areas in which the high performing is strong in can be used in many ways. You can funnel larger projects and more complex goals in the areas this employee is strong in to further advance their career opportunities. You can also find the employees strong points and pair them with weaker employees in a mentor role....   [tags: business, employee appraisals]
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The Next Generation at Risk - ... The effect would create an immense advantage for future Americans in the workforce. If educators and policy makers focused on expanding technology, they would prevent the rise of low paid jobs. Secondly, educators and policy makers should expand technology in schools to prevent an economic collapse. Even though an economic collapse is very unlikely today, a collapse of this kind will be at a higher risk thirty or forty years from now. One of the many problems that the next generation might face is the unemployment rate....   [tags: technology, education, policymakers, failure]
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The Articles of Confederation and the US Constitution - ... Amendments that they wanted to be passed needed to be vote on unanimously and there had to be a nine out of thirteen vote to pass a law (Kelly). Each state also had only one despite their population. Under the Articles, the government did not have a stable economic system, lacked key central leadership and had an inefficient legislature. The failure of the Articles of Confederation help the founders to create a more stable government system with the Constitution. The flaws in the Articles helped them make changes that made the new system very effective....   [tags: revolutionary war, failure of the articles]
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Stem Cells in The Treatment of Infertility - ... This method overcomes the ethical and political constraints associated with the use of ESCs from human embryos(Hao et al., 2009). Parthenogenetic activation of oocytes may be used to generate isogenic cell lines relative to the donors and for autologous transplantation(Taupin P., 2006. Methods like electrical stimulation of oocytes, exposure to Ca2+ - Mg2+ free medium, exposure to medium containing hyaluronidase, Ca2+ ionophores chelators or inhibitors of protein synthesis such as cycloheximide (Pashaiasl et al.,2010)....   [tags: ovarian failure, hypergonadotropic]
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The Ethical Issues Involved in IT Project Failure - Introduction The Business Dictionary defines ‘ethical issues’ as “problems or situations that require a person or an organization to choose between alternative courses of action which must be evaluated as right or wrong.” Information Technology (IT) Project Management is a critical issue for all organizations because the failure rates of IT projects are alarming (Whittaker, 1999). A Gartner study suggests that about 75% of IT projects based in the United States of America (USA) are deemed as failures by the stakeholders (Waters 2008)....   [tags: Ethics]
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Business Failure Due to Cultural Differences - Business Failure Due to Cultural Differences “Red is a positive color in Denmark, but represents witchcraft and death in many African countries,” (Understand and heed, 1991, p.1). Simple understandings, such as this one, can make the difference in a business’ success or failure in a foreign country. Various countries have different customs and beliefs that need to be accustomed to when business are to be successful. American businesses especially have difficulties with this concept. “At times in the past, Americans have not had a good track record of being sensitive to cultural distinctions,” (Understand and heed, 1991, p.3)....   [tags: Culture ]
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Operational Leadership and the Success or Failure of an Operation - ... Carden’s ambiguous responses with respect to the success of the operation as well as the incomplete subsequent plan were a failure to focus on successfully meeting the objective. In a wartime environment, resources are always constrained but it is the responsibility of the operational commander to articulate to his superiors what is needed to successfully meet the objective for the operation. The result of Carden’s incomplete plan was that the War Council determined what naval forces would be available for the operation based resource constraints than on what was needed for the to meet the objective....   [tags: Operational Context, Operational Environment] 2096 words
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Failure of Three Regulation in Financial Crisis - Since the year 2008, many countries had been suffered from a financial crisis or Hamburger crisis, because of the mistaken policy, complex financial system etc. which cause a severe shock to the financial system globally. From this impact, the federal government of United State of America (USA) and other countries had injected a large fund for retrieving this situation significantly. Therefore, it can be explained that understanding the main causes of the financial issue can assist each country to clarify problems....   [tags: Finance] 1960 words
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Failure of Mission Command by General McClellan - ... Instead of taking initiative on targets of opportunity, they waited for orders to come and their formations were more reactive rather than proactive. Another failure General McClellan made was his gross overestimation of the confederate numbers. This overestimation greatly affected the decisions he made throughout the battle. The war department did not have its own intelligence service at the time, so McClellan had to gather all of his intelligence. He took it upon himself at the beginning of his command to estimate the enemy force....   [tags: war, Antietam, union army, soldiers, confederates]
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Success and Failure of the Civil Rights Movement - The Civil Rights Movement had a lot going on between 1954 and 1964. While there were some successful aspects of the movement, there were some failures as well. The mixture of successes and failures led to the extension of the movement and eventually a more equal American society. Success was a big part of the Civil Rights Movement. Starting with the year 1954, there were some major victories in favor of African Americans. In 1954, the landmark trial Brown vs. The Board of Education of Topeka Kansas ruled that segregation in public education was unfair....   [tags: Black Civil Rights in America] 1574 words
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Limitless Linchpins: The Success and Failure of Isolationism - American foreign policy is a virtual jumble of ideologies, among which stands the concept of isolationism, an avoidance of global relations. From 1913 to 1937, the United States struggled with the question of to be or not to be, and presidents ranged from complete global disengagement to war declarations. However, although they all wrestled with the idea isolationism, not all presidents acted equally. Woodrow Wilson’s domestic success and idealistic foreign failure is a testament to the inequality, whilst Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in contrast, gradually emerged from the theory of isolationism as a worldwide political butterfly....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Comparison of Two System Failure Incidents - ... The relevant section of the medium pressure gas pipe was installed on May 1957. Since then, it has been subject to vibrations generated by the surface traffic which weakened its structure over time. However, the main disturbance to the pipe was made by the on-going construction work. On 8th April, the ground around the pipe was completely removed, suspending a great length of it in the air. The pipe was able to move slightly in sideways directions. As the pipe was not designed to withstand the pressure inside it while having no support under, it snapped in the joint section....   [tags: Fukushima, Tenroku]
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Social Security System: Success to Failure - It was the year of 1934. America was fighting to come out from the worst economic crisis that the world would ever witness. It was also the year of high crime rate, low Gross Domestic Product and the lowest unemployment rate America had experienced. The Depression had paralyzed American labor forces, but there was a hope still alive in every American including J.D. Rockefeller when he said, “These are days when many are discouraged. In the 93 years of my life, depressions have come and gone. Prosperity has always returned and will again” (Rockefeller)....   [tags: Social Security, USA, history, ]
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Ms. Emily's Failure To Accept Change - A prevailing ethical issue that was explored briefly in this short story was one of change. Ms. Emily’s failure to accept change and her refusal to leave the past in the past, contributed to her lonely and isolated life. There were three defining issues in Ms. Emily’s life that led to her fear of change and the isolation she experienced during her lifetime. The death of Mr. Grierson, the townspeople’s attitude toward her and the time frame in which the story was set, all contributed to Ms. Emily’s unwillingness to change....   [tags: Character Analysis] 693 words
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Failure In Ethan Frome - The main theme of the book Ethan Frome is failure. It is shown in three ways throughout the story: Ethan's marriage, him not being able to stand up to Zeena, and his involvement in the "smash up". Ethan marries Zeena so he won't be alone after his mother dies. She seemed like a very cheerful, vivacious person while his mother was sick. After their marriage all this changed. She became a very nagging, sick wife. Because of Zeena's "complications" they had to hire someone to help around the house....   [tags: essays research papers] 452 words
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The Failure of the Qing Dynasty - The Failure of the Qing Dynasty Although some short term successes were achieved for China when dealing with western demands of diplomatic relations and free trade, in the sense that it retained their pride in their tributary systems, such responses were in flawed in the long term. Focusing on the time period 1793-1839, this essay will investigate what were the western attempts and demands in diplomatic relations and free trade. It will also investigate what was the reason to the failure of the Qing dynasty to respond effectively to western demands of diplomatic relations and free trade....   [tags: Papers] 857 words
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Economics of Market Failure - Market failure has become an increasingly important topic for students. In simple terms, market failure occurs when markets do not bring about economic efficiency. There is a clear economic case for government intervention in markets where some form of market failure is taking place. Government can justify this by saying that intervention is in the public interest. Government intervention occurs when markets are not working optimally i.e. there is a Pareto sub-optimal allocation of resources in a market/industry....   [tags: Government Intervention] 563 words
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