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Technology assessment on future developments in life sustaining technologies for elderly

Description: This report discuses ways to sustain or provide and improved quality of life for the elderly, various types of artificial organ technologies that are available and being successfully applies.
Date: 1989
Creator: Cleveland Clinic Foundation: International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Implications of alternative Medicare payment methods for pneumoccal vaccination

Description: The purpose of this report is to: 1)update the estimated level of use of pneumococcal vaccine in the United States, 2)examine factors that influence its use, and 3) assess how, if at all, selected alternative payment methods might affect the use of this vaccine.
Date: October 1985
Creator: Riddiough, Michael A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Legal perceptions and medical decisionmaking

Description: This report examines the influence of legal perceptions on medical decision-making, focusing on care concerned with life-sustaining technologies for elderly.
Date: March 1986
Creator: Kapp, Marshall B. & Lo, Bernard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nutritional support and hydration for critically and terminally ill elderly

Description: This report discusses the enteral or parenteral nutritional support as a therapy for anyone, including someone 65 or older, who is unable to meet his/her nutrition needs with meals and snack due to inadequate ingestion or impaired digestion or absorption.
Date: November 1985
Creator: Th Oley Foundation Inc.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Contractor report on mineral processing

Description: This report discusses the processing of titanium and associated heavy minerals, the general explorations of offshore deposits, and offshore titanium heavy minerals production scenarios.
Date: July 1987
Creator: Harvey, W. William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Philosophical issues concerning the rights of patients suffering serious permanent dementia

Description: This report discusses the rights of seriously and permanently demented people. Do they have the same right to autonomy, to the beneficence of their custodians, to dignity, and to a minimum level of resources as sick people of normal mental competence have? The emphasis is on extended analysis of various philosophical issues.
Date: 1986
Creator: Dworkin, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nutritional support and hydration for critically and terminally ill elderly

Description: This report discusses malnutrition as a problem of increasing prevalence in hospitalized patients. The report will primary focus on the critically, terminally or chronically ill elderly, as well the detection, prevention and management of protein energy malnutrition.
Date: 1989
Creator: Lipschitz, David A. & Chernoff, Ronni
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Life sustaining technologies and the elderly: legal issues: Yugoslavia

Description: This report discusses different existing Federal laws at republic and provincial level in Yugoslavia with regard to health insurance. it talks about the allocation of resources, the method of payments, patient rights,and ethical issues.
Date: 1989
Creator: Haug, Christoph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Annual Report to the Congress for Fiscal Year 1995

Description: This report includes statements from the TAAC chairman and director’s statement. The report includes the industry, commerce, international security division, as well as health, education and environment division.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Other approaches to civil-military integration: background paper: the Chinese and Japanese arms industries

Description: This report is divided into two sections, one of the PRC and one on Japan. Each section describes the structure and management of the respective defense industrial base and then compares it with its U.S. counterpart. The paper then assesses the degree to which lesson from the PRC and Japanese cases can be applied to the U.S. defense technology and industrial base (DTIB).
Date: 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Benefit charges for financing infrastructure: a report

Description: This report discusses benefit-based charges that have become an increasingly popular mans to generate funds for operating and capital costs of public works.
Date: August 1989
Creator: Hopkins, Thomas D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Family Respite Center: day care for the demented

Description: This report discusses the Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, describes how a new service evolved from a good idea into a five day a week operation, the Family Respite Center (FRC.
Date: June 1986
Creator: Noyes, Lin & Wittenborn, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

New developments in biotechnology: Requirements for deposit of microorganisms, plants, and animals and the role of the independent depository

Description: This report starts out with historical development of independent depositories. It then discusses general requirements for deposits of microorganisms, plants and animals as they relate to the application for a patent and the role of independent depository in facilitating provisions of patent law governing specifications of the a patent applications.
Date: December 1987
Creator: Bobbie A. Brandon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Intellectual property and the new computer-based media

Description: This report discusses the intellectual property rights. The concern is primarily with how modern electronics has changed the locus of creation, publishing, and distribution of such property.
Date: August 1984
Creator: Solomon, Richard J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

New developments in biotechnology: patenting life: Intellectual property protection for plants and varieties

Description: This report starts out with introduction to history of intellectual property protection for plants. It discusses federal statutory protection for plans, the plant patent act, the plant variety protection act, and utility patents. The report offers a comparison of various statutes and other forms of intellectual property.
Date: November 1987
Creator: Ihnen, Jeffrey L.; Gallegos, R. T. & Jondle, R. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

New developments in biotechnology: field-testing engineered organisms: genetic and ecological issues: contractor documents, volume 2

Description: This report includes these topics: Ecological issues relevant to environmental applications of genetically altered organisms / Elliott A. Norse -- An ecosystems approach to potential perturbations of energy flow and nutrient cycles associated with environmental applications of genetically altered organisms / David C. Coleman and Robert E. Hodson -- Ecological impact of genetically engineered organisms on ecosystems / James R. Gosz, C.N. Dahm, and Patrick W. Flanagan -- The genetic basis of changes in host range or habitat / Adrianne Massey and Fred Gould.
Date: December 2, 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department