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In recent decades, urine drug testing in the workplace has become common in many countries in the world. There have been several studies concerning the use of the urine specimen validity test (SVT) for drug abuse testing administered in the workplace. However, very little data exists concerning the urine SVT on drug abuse tests from court specimens, including dilute, substituted, adulterated, and invalid tests. We investigated 21,696 submitted urine drug test samples for SVT from workplace and court settings in southern Taiwan over 5 years. All immunoassay screen-positive urine specimen drug tests were confirmed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. We found that the mean 5-year prevalence of tampering (dilute, substituted, or invalid tests) in urine specimens from the workplace and court settings were 1.09% and 3.81%, respectively. The mean 5-year percentage of dilute, substituted, and invalid urine specimens from the workplace were 89.2%, 6.8%, and 4.1%, respectively. The mean 5-year percentage of dilute, substituted, and invalid urine specimens from the court were 94.8%, 1.4%, and 3.8%, respectively. No adulterated cases were found among the workplace or court samples. The most common drug identified from the workplace specimens was amphetamine, followed by opiates. The most common drug identified from the court specimens was ketamine, followed by amphetamine. We suggest that all urine specimens taken for drug testing from both the workplace and court settings need to be tested for validity. Copyright 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.




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There has been a significant increase in the burden of renal disease among Aboriginal Australians over the past 15 years. Urine albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) is a well-established marker of microalbuminuria and can be conveniently performed on the DCA 2000 point-of-care testing (POCT) analyser (Bayer Australia; Melbourne, VIC, Australia) with an on-site result available in 7 min. The application of the urine ACR POCT for renal disease risk assessment was pioneered by our group in the Umoona Kidney Project. This article describes the results of the management arm of the Umoona Kidney Project, which used point-of-care urine ACR testing for the first time within a management framework to monitor albuminuria in patients at highest risk of renal disease. The article also examines the analytical quality of POCT results and overall community acceptance of the Umoona Kidney Project. Adults clinically assessed by Flinders Medical Centre renal specialists as being at greatest risk for renal disease were offered the ACE inhibitor (ACEI) perindopril on a voluntary basis. Selected renal markers, including POCT urine ACR (conducted on-site by Umoona's Aboriginal health worker team), plasma electrolytes, urea, creatinine, calculated glomerular filtration rate and blood pressure were measured six monthly. Regular quality control testing was undertaken to monitor the analytical performance of the POCT analyser. A culturally appropriate questionnaire was designed and implemented to assess community satisfaction with the project. In all, 231 patient management consultations were conducted over a two year period, with over 70% of patients having four or more (up to a maximum of eight) consultations; 35 patients (mean age 49.2 [+/-2.3] years, 54% males) participated voluntarily in the management arm. All were overtly hypertensive, hypertensive with other risk factors or had diabetes. The renal status of these patients was followed for a mean of 63 +/- 4.5 weeks. In total, 111 POCT


This book is supposed to be about Captain Nat and not a history of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, but as I have taken you through the rise of the company I will try in a few words to describe its decline, although to me it is not a pleasant subject. Somewhere around 1913 Captain Nat's health began to fail; he had chronic and painful rheumatism and, although his teeth did not appear to be bad, it was decided to have them all out so he went to a hospital in New York and had his teeth removed, and other treatment. And by the way he lived twenty-five years after that and not only became free of rheumatism but was more congenial and affable than he had been around 1913. However, he spent several winters in Bermuda about this time when his oldest son, A. Sidney DeW. Herreshoff, carried on the engineering and designing work of the company, with J. B. of course as usual running the business end of the works.


Vigilant was too long on the keel to turn quickly in maneuvering for the start in restricted waters, and her captain, Hank Haff, was no match for the experienced English captains, but probably Vigilant's greatest disadvantages were that her centerboard jammed and could not be used at times, particularly in the last of the season after she had taken the ground twice; and because in the first half of the season the English sail makers would not work on her sails which had become stretched and needed alterations. A photo shows Vigilant and Britannia racing: apparently Vigilant's greater beam made her stand up well in moderate weather, and the photograph shows her heading perceptibly higher. But the most interesting thing about these races was that Vigilant several times sailed by Britannia in the same wind and water, proving that an American cup defender could cross over and be faster than the best English yachts when given a fair chance. I will also note that Britannia was practically a sister ship to Valkyrie II and, being owned by the Prince of Wales, had the pick of the British Navy for her crew. She was a magnificent vessel, always well kept and, I believe, had usually beaten Valkyrie II when they came together.


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