As ASE president and one of the conference organizers for the upcoming conference in Durham, I am writing to let you know that, due to COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the conference until Fall of 2021. While the specific dates are still to be determined, the conference will take place in the same hotel and will once again be sponsored by Duke University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Those who have submitted proposed papers and panels for this year’s conference will receive a separate e-mail with more information. We look forward to welcoming you here for a great conference and to showcase for you the work that we are doing at our universities and in the community at large. But we must do so at a time of less uncertainty—when it is safe for everybody to travel and when you have travel funds to do so.
This document provides evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the use of mechanical ventilation in adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
A multidisciplinary panel conducted systematic reviews and metaanalyses of the relevant research and applied Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation methodology for clinical recommendations.
For all patients with ARDS, the recommendation is strong for mechanical ventilation using lower tidal volumes (4-8 ml/kg predicted body weight) and lower inspiratory pressures (plateau pressure < 30 cm H2O) (moderate confidence in effect estimates). For patients with severe ARDS, the recommendation is strong for prone positioning for more than 12 h/d (moderate confidence in effect estimates). For patients with moderate or severe ARDS, the recommendation is strong against routine use of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (high confidence in effect estimates) and conditional for higher positive end-expiratory pressure (moderate confidence in effect estimates) and recruitment maneuvers (low confidence
The North American Lily Society (NALS) was organized in 1947 to promote interest in the genus Lilium. The society has active members from almost every state and province in North America, as well as from many countries around the world.
NALS members enjoy:
Four color Quarterly Bulletins, covering culture, lilium species, growing from seed, propagation, and hybridization. For more information, please visit our Publications page.
A seed exchange, offering seed from lilium species and hybrids from around the world.
An annual meeting and lily show, where you can see fabulous lilies, attend educational seminars, and meet like-minded lily enthusiasts.
NALS also maintains a lending library for member use, funds Lilium research through its Research Trust, and conducts an annual lily popularity poll to identify varieties that perform well for members.
ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.
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COVID-19: Considerations in the Home Dialysis Setting
Register for the complimentary webinar: COVID-19: Considerations in the Home Dialysis Setting. Thursday, April 9, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT.
Nomination Deadline: April 8, 2020 ASN Mid-Career Awards
Nominate your peers now for their distinguished service as clinicians, educators, leaders, mentors and researchers.
ABIM Update on COVID-19
ABIM has cancelled all spring assessments. No physician will have their certification status negatively impacted due to this decision. Please contact ABIM directly with questions.
Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
The University of Oklahoma Law Library
The National Indian Law Library of the Native American Rights Fund
This Project is a cooperative effort among the University
of Oklahoma Law Center and the National
Indian Law Library (NILL), and Native American tribes providing
access to the Constitutions, Tribal Codes, and other legal documents.
Project Coordinators are David Selden (NILL) and Marilyn Nicely (OU).
Tribal constitutions and codes are the heart of self-government for over
500 federally recognized tribes, and are the lifeblood of Indian
sovereignty. The University of Oklahoma Law Center Library and the
National Indian Law Library work with tribes whose government documents
appear on this web site; these tribal documents are either placed online
with the permission of the tribes, or they are U.S. Government documents,
rightfully in the public domain.
Bright Fireball Jan 21, 1999 Picture courtesy of P. Spurny
A fireball is another term for a very bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus as seen in the morning or evening sky. A bolide is a special type of fireball which explodes in a bright terminal flash at its end, often with visible fragmentation.
If you happen to see one of these memorable events, we would ask that you report it here to the American Meteor Society, remembering as many details as possible. This will include things such as brightness, length across the sky, color, and duration (how long did it last), it is most helpful of the observer will mentally note the beginning and end points of the fireball with regard to background star constellations, or compass direction and angular elevation above the horizon.
These are just some recent examples of the executive branch using our tax dollars to shape our opinions. Unlike the National Security Agency’s personal data collection or the overuse of “secret” stamps to withhold information, this government-produced propaganda receives almost no attention. But that doesn’t mean this “third dimension” of government information is not a problem. America becomes less democratic when the $3 trillion executive branch uses its resources to tilt the debate in its favor.
Of course, a democratic government has an obligation to inform and be transparent. Citizens need to know the government’s policies and plans. We have a right to know which companies receive government contracts, how to collect insurance benefits and social security payments and what public school educational reform will look like. But too often, the government uses its information machinery to do more than simply inform us about a policy. Sometimes, it tries to
On any given day in America’s news cycle, stories and images of disgraced politicians and celebrities solicit our moral indignation, their misdeeds fueling a lucrative economy of shame and scandal. Shame is one of the most coercive, painful, and intriguing of human emotions. Only in recent years has interest in shame extended beyond a focus on the subjective experience of this emotion and its psychological effects. The essays collected here consider the role of shame as cultural practice and examine ways that public shaming practices enforce conformity and group coherence. Addressing abortion, mental illness, suicide, immigration, and body image among other issues, this volume calls attention to the ways shaming practices create and police social boundaries; how shaming speech is endorsed, judged, or challenged by various groups; and the distinct ways that shame is encoded and embodied in a nation that prides itself on individualism, diversity, and exceptionalism. Examining