Search for dissertations about: "failure"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 2572 swedish dissertations containing the word failure.

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

    Author : Patric Karlström; Urban Alehagen; Mikael Dellborg; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; 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. Sensory integration : success & failure

    Author : Tamas Jantvik; Luleå tekniska universitet; []

    Abstract : The convergence of sensory signals plays an important role in perception. Two cases of convergence are examined in this thesis by means of modelling; the case when the converging signals are congruent, which leads to combination and an enhancement of perception, and the case when they are incongruent. READ MORE

  3. 3. Framing Audit Failure : Four studies on audit quality discomforts

    Author : Thomas Carrington; Bino Catasús; Keith Robson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; auditing; audit failure; framing; disciplinary cases; comfort; discomforts; actor-network theory; audit quality; voice; Business studies; Företagsekonomi; Business Administration; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to analyze the practice of auditing in terms of how relevant actors frame audit failure. This aim is explored in four different articles. The first article examines and develops the idea of auditing as a comfort-producing activity. READ MORE

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

    Author : Caroline Löfvenmark; Anne-Cathrine Mattiasson; Magnus Edner; Ewa Billing; Inger Ekman; Sophiahemmet Högskola; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; 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. After Firm Failure : Emotions, learning and re-entry

    Author : Anna Jenkins; Johan Wiklund; Holger Patzelt; Jönköping University; []

    Abstract : Uncertainty is inherent to the entrepreneurship process. As such, the outcomes of entrepreneurial endeavors are unknown and unknowable a priori– some will be successful and others will fail. Entrepreneurship research, however, often focuses on new ventures and the entrepreneurs who own and run them in the start-up and growth phases. READ MORE