Restoring with Flowables

Author: Douglas Terry

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780867156683

Category:

Page: N.A

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Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric E-Book

Author: J. Larry Jameson,Leslie J. De Groot

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032332195X

Category: Medical

Page: 2700

View: 9346

Considered the definitive source in its field for over 35 years, Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric, has been thoroughly updated to reflect today's recent advances in adult and pediatric endocrinology. Unique perspectives from a team of trusted, world-renowned experts ensure this medical reference book remains the most highly-regarded text in the field. Make the best clinical decisions with an enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice and expert opinions on treatment strategies. Zero in on the most relevant and useful references with the aid of a more focused, concise bibliography. Locate information quickly, while still getting the complete coverage you expect. Expanded coverage for key topics such as pediatric endocrinology and obesity mechanisms and treatment, in addition to today's hot topics in endocrinology, including endocrine disruptors, bariatric surgery, androgen deficiency, genetic causes of obesity, endocrine rhythms, and the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in thyroid cancer. New content addressing the latest advances in testosterone and estrogen replacement, as well as the new causes of calcium and phosphate disorders, new molecular causes of endocrine cancers, new genetic causes of reproductive disorders, and more. Updated clinical guidelines for diabetes, lipid disorders, obesity management, osteoporosis, and more, as well as essential treatment updates for the medical management of acromegaly, Cushing's Disease, hypercalcemia, and diabetes mellitus. New Key Points provide snapshots of what to expect in each chapter, or serve as a refresher of what you just read. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader.

Ecosystem Management

Adaptive, Community-Based Conservation

Author: Gary Meffe,Larry Nielsen,Richard L. Knight,Dennis Schenborn

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597267899

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 6223

Today's natural resource managers must be able to navigate among the complicated interactions and conflicting interests of diverse stakeholders and decisionmakers. Technical and scientific knowledge, though necessary, are not sufficient. Science is merely one component in a multifaceted world of decision making. And while the demands of resource management have changed greatly, natural resource education and textbooks have not. Until now. Ecosystem Management represents a different kind of textbook for a different kind of course. It offers a new and exciting approach that engages students in active problem solving by using detailed landscape scenarios that reflect the complex issues and conflicting interests that face today's resource managers and scientists. Focusing on the application of the sciences of ecology and conservation biology to real-world concerns, it emphasizes the intricate ecological, socioeconomic, and institutional matrix in which natural resource management functions, and illustrates how to be more effective in that challenging arena. Each chapter is rich with exercises to help facilitate problem-based learning. The main text is supplemented by boxes and figures that provide examples, perspectives, definitions, summaries, and learning tools, along with a variety of essays written by practitioners with on-the-ground experience in applying the principles of ecosystem management. Accompanying the textbook is an instructor's manual that provides a detailed overview of the book and specific guidance on designing a course around it. Ecosystem Management grew out of a training course developed and presented by the authors for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at its National Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. In 20 offerings to more than 600 natural resource professionals, the authors learned a great deal about what is needed to function successfully as a professional resource manager. The book offers important insights and a unique perspective dervied from that invaluable experience.

Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Author: David Elfassy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118842464

Category: Computers

Page: 984

View: 8134

The bestselling guide to Exchange Server, fully updated forthe newest version Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is touted as a solution forlowering the total cost of ownership, whether deployed on-premisesor in the cloud. Like the earlier editions, this comprehensiveguide covers every aspect of installing, configuring, and managingthis multifaceted collaboration system. It offers Windows systemsadministrators and consultants a complete tutorial and reference,ideal for anyone installing Exchange Server for the first time orthose migrating from an earlier Exchange Server version. Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is a messaging system thatallows for access to e-mail, voicemail, and calendars from avariety of devices and any location, making it ideal for theenterprise With more than 21,000 copies of earlier editions sold, thiscomprehensive guide offers systems administrators and consultantsboth a tutorial and a reference guide for installing and managingExchange Server 2013 A team of Microsoft Certified Masters walks you step by stepthrough planning and design, installation, administration andmanagement, maintenance, and more Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is the completereference for planning, installing, and maintaining the mostpopular e-mail server product available.

Investing with the Trend

A Rules-based Approach to Money Management

Author: Gregory L. Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118726693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 9950

Investing with the Trend provides an abundance ofevidence for adapting a rules-based approach to investing byoffering something most avoid, and that is to answer the“why” one would do it this way. It explains theneed to try to participate in the good markets and avoid the badmarkets, with cash being considered an asset class. The bookis in three primary sections and tries to leave no stone unturnedin offering almost 40 years of experience in the markets. Part I – The focus is on much of the misinformation inmodern finance, the inappropriate use of Gaussian statistics, thefaulty assumptions with Modern Portfolio Theory, and a host ofother examples. The author attempts to explain each and offerjustification for his often strong opinions. Part II – After a lead chapter on the merits of technicalanalysis, the author offers detailed research into trend analysis,showing how to identify if a market is trending or not and how tomeasure it. Further research involves the concept ofDrawdown, which the author adamantly states is a better measure ofinvestor risk than the oft used and terribly wrong use ofvolatility as determined by standard deviation. Part III – This is where he puts it all together and showsthe reader all of the steps and details on how to create arules-based trend following investment strategy. A soliddisciplined strategy consists of three parts, a measure of what themarket is actually doing, a set of rules and guidelines to tell youhow to invest based upon that measurement, and the discipline tofollow the strategy

Solving Operational Business Intelligence with InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Edition

Author: Whei-Jen Chen,Pat Bates,Timothy Donovan,Garrett Fitzsimons,Jon Lind,Rogerio Silva,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738437255

Category: Computers

Page: 506

View: 2777

IBM® InfoSphere® Warehouse is the IBM flagship data warehouse platform for departmental data marts and enterprise data warehouses. It offers leading architecture, performance, backup, and recovery tools that help improve efficiency and reduce time to market through increased understanding of current data assets, while simplifying the daily operations of managing complex warehouse deployments. InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Enterprise Edition delivers an enhanced set of database performance, management, and design tools. These tools assist companies in maintaining and increasing value from their warehouses, while helping to reduce the total cost of maintaining these complex environments. In this IBM Redbooks® publication we explain how you can build a business intelligence system with InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Enterprise to manage and support daily business operations for an enterprise, to generate more income with lower cost. We describe the foundation of the business analytics, the Data Warehouse features and functions, and the solutions that can deliver immediate analytics solutions and help you drive better business outcomes. We show you how to use the advanced analytics of InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Enterprise Edition and integrated tools for data modeling, mining, text analytics, and identifying and meeting the data latency requirements. We describe how the performance and storage optimization features can make building and managing a large data warehouse more affordable, and how they can help significantly reduce the cost of ownership. We also cover data lifecycle management and the key features of IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence. This book is intended for data warehouse professionals who are interested in gaining in-depth knowledge about the operational business intelligence solution for a data warehouse that the IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Enterprise Edition offers.

Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia E-Book

Foundations and Clinical Application

Author: Hugh C. Hemmings,Talmage D. Egan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455737933

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 6982

Better understand the complexities of pharmacology and physiology relevant to your practice with the brand-new medical reference book, Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia. Drs. Hugh Hemmings and Talmage Egan provide the clinical insights you need to effectively administer anesthesia, ensuring patient safety and the most optimal outcomes. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Access comprehensive, continually updated research on the physiology of organ systems and clinical topics in the pharmacology of anesthetic drugs. Quickly and easily reference the information you need through user-friendly tables, figures, and algorithms, all presented in lavish full color throughout. Understand the molecular mechanism of drug actions and identify key drug interactions that may complicate anesthesia with dedicated sections on these key areas.

Code of Federal Regulations

LSA, list of CFR sections affected

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Administrative law

Page: N.A

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Up and Running with DB2 on Linux

Author: Whei-Jen Chen,Christian Hideaki Kondo,Helmut Riegler,Lifang LF Liu,Veiko Spranger,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738485314

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 7212

Linux® is one of the fastest growing server operating platforms within the past few years. DB2® has long been known for its technology leadership. This IBM® Redbooks® publication is an informative guide that describes how to effectively integrate DB2 for Linux, UNIX®, and Windows® (LUW) with SUSE and Red Hat Linux operating systems. This book provides both introductory and detailed information about installing, configuring, managing, and monitoring DB2 in a Linux environment. We describe the DB2 product family and features for Linux, and we provide step-by-step instructions for a single as well as for a multiple partition DB2 system installation and configuration. We discuss how to migrate single and multiple partition DB2 to DB2 Version 9.5, and discuss, in detail, DB2 database administration in a Linux environment, procedures and tools for database backup and recovery, online maintenance, and system monitoring. We cover DB2 integrated tools and their features and use. We discuss aspects of DB2 application development in the Linux environment and provide general tips about building and running DB2 applications on Linux and the use of DB2 application development tools.

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

Best Practices for DevOps, Data Storage, High Availability, and More

Author: Scott Guthrie,Mark Simms,Tom Dykstra,Rick Anderson,Mike Wasson

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735695695

Category: Computers

Page: 198

View: 1847

This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form. Who should read this book Developers who are curious about developing for the cloud, are considering a move to the cloud, or are new to cloud development will find here a concise overview of the most important concepts and practices they need to know. The concepts are illustrated with concrete examples, and each chapter includes links to other resources that provide more in-depth information. The examples and the links to additional resources are for Microsoft frameworks and services, but the principles illustrated apply to other web development frameworks and cloud environments as well. Developers who are already developing for the cloud may find ideas here that will help make them more successful. Each chapter in the series can be read independently, so you can pick and choose topics that you're interested in. Anyone who watched Scott Guthrie's "Building Real World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure" presentation and wants more details and updated information will find that here. Assumptions This ebook expects that you have experience developing web applications by using Visual Studio and ASP.NET. Familiarity with C# would be helpful in places.

IBM XIV Security with Data-at-Rest Encryption

Author: Bert Dufrasne,Dietmar Dausner,Roger Eriksson,Roman Fridli,Itzhack Goldberg,Markus Oscheka,Stephen Solewin,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738453552

Category: Computers

Page: 74

View: 1549

With the ever-growing landscape of national, state, and local regulations, industry requirements, and increased security threats, ensuring the protection of an organization's information is a key part of operating a successful business. Encrypting "data at rest" is a key element when addressing these concerns. Most storage products offer encryption at an additional cost. As with all of its features, the IBM® XIV® Storage System provides data-at-rest encryption at no charge. This gives clients the opportunity to take advantage of encryption and still enjoy the lower total cost of ownership that XIV offers. This IBM RedpaperTM publication explains the architecture and design of the XIV encryption solution and how it must be configured and implemented. It can help clients and Storage Administrators who want to enable data encryption on XIV storage systems.

DB2 9 for z/OS: Using the Utilities Suite

Author: Paolo Bruni,Marcelo Antonelli,Davy Goethals,Armin Kompalka,Mary Petras,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738434051

Category: Computers

Page: 514

View: 852

IBM® continues to enhance the functionality, performance, availability, and ease of use of IBM DB2® utilities. This IBM Redbooks® publication is the result of a project dedicated to the current DB2 Version 9 Utilities Suite product. It provides information about introducing the functions that help set up and invoke the utilities in operational scenarios, shows how to optimize concurrent execution of utilities and collect information for triggering utilities execution, and provides considerations about partitioning. It also describes the new functions provided by several utilities for SHARE LEVEL CHANGE execution, which maximize availability and the exploitation of DFSMS constructs by the BACKUP and RESTORE SYSTEM utilities. This book concentrates on the enhancements provided by DB2 UDB for z/OS Version 8 and DB2 for z/OS Version 9. It implicitly assumes a basic level of familiarity with the utilities provided by DB2 for z/OS and OS/390® Version 7.

International Evidence on Recovery from Recessions

Author: Ugo Panizza,Valerie Cerra,Sweta Chaman Saxena

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 30

View: 8103

We analyze the performance of kernel density methods applied to grouped data to estimate poverty (as applied in Sala-i-Martin, 2006, QJE). Using Monte Carlo simulations and household surveys, we find that the technique gives rise to biases in poverty estimates, the sign and magnitude of which vary with the bandwidth, the kernel, the number of datapoints, and across poverty lines. Depending on the chosen bandwidth, the $1/day poverty rate in 2000 varies by a factor of 1.8, while the $2/day headcount in 2000 varies by 287 million people. Our findings challenge the validity and robustness of poverty estimates derived through kernel density estimation on grouped data.

Data Manipulation with R

Author: Phil Spector

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387747303

Category: Computers

Page: 152

View: 5203

This book presents a wide array of methods applicable for reading data into R, and efficiently manipulating that data. In addition to the built-in functions, a number of readily available packages from CRAN (the Comprehensive R Archive Network) are also covered. All of the methods presented take advantage of the core features of R: vectorization, efficient use of subscripting, and the proper use of the varied functions in R that are provided for common data management tasks. Most experienced R users discover that, especially when working with large data sets, it may be helpful to use other programs, notably databases, in conjunction with R. Accordingly, the use of databases in R is covered in detail, along with methods for extracting data from spreadsheets and datasets created by other programs. Character manipulation, while sometimes overlooked within R, is also covered in detail, allowing problems that are traditionally solved by scripting languages to be carried out entirely within R. For users with experience in other languages, guidelines for the effective use of programming constructs like loops are provided. Since many statistical modeling and graphics functions need their data presented in a data frame, techniques for converting the output of commonly used functions to data frames are provided throughout the book.

Limited Information Bayesian Model Averaging for Dynamic Panels with Short Time Periods

Author: Alin Mirestean,Mr. Charalambos G. Tsangarides,Huigang Chen

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1451916566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 43

View: 8718

Bayesian Model Averaging (BMA) provides a coherent mechanism to address the problem of model uncertainty. In this paper we extend the BMA framework to panel data models where the lagged dependent variable as well as endogenous variables appear as regressors. We propose a Limited Information Bayesian Model Averaging (LIBMA) methodology and then test it using simulated data. Simulation results suggest that asymptotically our methodology performs well both in Bayesian model selection and averaging. In particular, LIBMA recovers the data generating process very well, with high posterior inclusion probabilities for all the relevant regressors, and parameter estimates very close to the true values. These findings suggest that our methodology is well suited for inference in dynamic panel data models with short time periods in the presence of endogenous regressors under model uncertainty.

Getting Started with the IBM Smart Analytics System 9600

Author: Lydia Parziale,Gary Crupi,Willie Favero,Dirk Johan,Charles Matula,Kim Patterson,Vikram Saraswathi,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738435651

Category: Computers

Page: 142

View: 7470

The IBM® Smart Analytics System 9600 is a single, end-to-end business analytics solution to accelerate data warehousing and business intelligence initiatives. It provides integrated hardware, software, and services that enable enterprise customers to quickly and cost-effectively deploy business-changing analytics across their organizations. As a workload-optimized system for business analytics, it leverages the strengths of the System z® platform to drive: Significant savings in hardware, software, operating, and people costs to deliver a complete range of data warehouse and BI capabilities Faster time to value with a reduction in the time and speed associated with deploying Business Intelligence Industry-leading scalability, reliability, availability, and security Simplified and faster access to the data on System z