Search for dissertations about: "failure impact"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 298 swedish dissertations containing the words failure impact.

  1. 1. Heart failure biomarker effect and influence on quality of life

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Patric Karlström; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Heart failure; Biomarker; B-type natriuretic peptide; Heart failure treatment; B-type Natriuretic Peptide guided heart failure treatment; Responders; Health-related quality of life; Heart failure duration; Outcomes;

    Abstract : Background and aims: Heart failure (HF) is a life threatening condition and optimal handling is necessary to reduce risk of therapy failure. The aims of this thesis were: (Paper I) to examine whether BNP (B-type natriuretic peptide)-guided HF treatment improves morbidity and mortality when compared with HF therapy implemented by a treating physician at sites experienced in managing patients with HF according to guidelines; (Paper II) to investigate how to define a responder regarding optimal cut-off level of BNP to predict death, need for hospitalisation, and worsening HF and to determine the optimal time to apply the chosen cut-off value; (Paper III) to evaluate how Health-Related Quality of Life (HR-QoL) is influenced by natriuretic peptide guiding and to study how HR-QoL is affected in responders compared to non-responders; (Paper IV) to evaluate the impact of patient age on clinical outcomes, and to evaluate the impact of duration of the HF disease on outcomes and the impact of age and HF duration on BNP concentration. READ MORE

  2. 2. Interfacial Adhesion Failure Impact on print-coating surface defects

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Hajer Kamal Alm; KTH.; [2016]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Ink-paper coating adhesion; offset printing; calcium carbonate pigments; polyacrylate; dispersant; print mottle; surface chemistry; hygroscopy of surfaces; coating structure; print quality; water interference mottle; Fiber- och polymervetenskap; Fibre and Polymer Science;

    Abstract : The aim of this work was to develop a solid knowledge on formulation effects controlling offset ink-paper coating adhesion and to identify key factors of the coating and printing process affecting it. Focus lay on comprehending the impact of pigment dispersant on ink-paper coating adhesion and ultimately on the print quality of offset prints. READ MORE

  3. 3. Failure of thinwalled structures under impact loading

    University dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology

    Author : Salar Mostofizadeh; Chalmers tekniska högskola.; Chalmers University of Technology.; [2013]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; XFEM; phantom node method; thinwalled shell structures; ductile failure; cohesive zone;

    Abstract : Thinwalled structures are widely used for different applications, e.g. maritime structures, vehicles, off-shore structures, aircraft fuselage, ship panels etc., and due to their application they might be exposed to high strain rate loads as blast loads. READ MORE

  4. 4. Living with heart failure : effects of an educational programme on patients and family members

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet

    Author : Caroline Löfvenmark; Sophiahemmet Högskola.; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2011]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Chronic heart failure; Social support; Educational programme; Family members; chronic heart failure;

    Abstract : Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a syndrome with various underlying causes and when an individual is diagnosed with CHF it affects daily life of both him/her and family members. An educational programme may have the capability to increase the knowledge and understanding of family members and improve their possibility to support the patient with CHF. READ MORE

  5. 5. Failure-Free Pharmacies? An Exploration of Dispensing Errors and Safety Culture in Swedish Community Pharmacies

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Annika Nordén-Hägg; Uppsala universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : pharmacy; quality; dispensing errors; safety culture; safety climate; Sweden;

    Abstract : Quality in pharmacies includes aspects such as error management and safety issues. The objective of this thesis was to explore these aspects of quality in Swedish community phar-macies. The specific aims were to compare a paper-based and a web-based reporting system for dispensing errors, regarding reporting behaviour and data quality. READ MORE