Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy)

Gastric sleeve surgery, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is one of the newer types of bariatric surgery. It can also be referred to medically as gastric sleeve resection, sleeve gastrectomy, tube gastrectomy or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

How it Works

During this procedure a bariatric surgeon removes about 85 percent of the stomach so that it takes the shape of a tube or sleeve. This operation is performed laparoscopically, meaning that the surgeon makes small incisions as opposed to one large incision. He or she inserts a viewing tube with a small camera (laparoscope) and other tiny instruments into these small incisions to remove part of the stomach. The tube-shaped stomach that is left is sealed closed with staples.

In some cases, gastric sleeve surgery may be followed by a gastric bypass surgery or duodenal switch surgery after a person has lost a significant amount of weight. Called a “staged” approach to weight loss surgery, this makes the second procedure less risky than it would have been had it been the first and only procedure. The timing of the second surgery varies according to the degree of weight loss. It usually occurs within six to 18 months after the initial surgery.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

No reliable statistics exist yet for how many of these procedures have been done. The current scientific literature supports use of sleeve gastrectomy as a primary bariatric procedure. This means that the indications for the sleeve are the same as other covered procedures such as gastric bypass or adjustable gastric banding. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40. This is the equivalent of being about 100 pounds overweight for men and 80 pounds overweight for women. People with BMIs between 35 and 39 may also be candidates for weight loss surgery if they have obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. A BMI takes height and weight into account to measure body fatness. A BMI of 30 or higher in adults is considered obese.

Gastric sleeve surgery also may be appropriate for people who can’t return as often for the follow-up visits required by gastric banding procedures such as Lap Band surgery or Realize Band surgery.

What to Do Before Surgery

Before gastric sleeve resection or any bariatric surgery, you must quit smoking, as smoking increases the risk for infections, pneumonia, blood clots, slow healing and other life-threatening complications after surgery. Ideally, you should permanently quit smoking, but even if you don’t you must quit for at least one month before and one month after bariatric surgery.

Some surgeons require patients to go on special diets in the week(s) before the procedure.

What to Expect After Surgery

A non-reversible procedure, gastric sleeve surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about one to two hours. Afterward you will probably stay in the hospital for one or two days; recovery may last a few weeks.

The abdomen is often swollen and sore for several days. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication for the discomfort. Some scarring may occur, but this can be covered with clothing.

Following surgery, you will need to become re-accustomed to eating solid foods. Normally this starts with two weeks on a liquid-only diet, two weeks of semi-solid, pureed foods and then solids.

As far as weight loss goes, most people who have gastric sleeve surgery lose 50 to 80 percent of their excess body weight over the first six months to one year after surgery. Studies have shown that after the gastric sleeve resection procedure people show improvement in diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea within one to two years. These improvements are comparable with those seen after other weight loss surgeries.

As this is a relatively new procedure, limited data is available on long-term weight loss (beyond five years after surgery) or overall health improvements.

Following recovery, certain lifestyle changes and follow-up care occur; people who have gastric sleeve surgery must:

  • Exercise regularly.
  • Learn behavior modification techniques.
  • Follow very specific dietary instructions for the rest of their lives, including eating very slowly, consuming only small quantities of food at a time, chewing thoroughly and swallowing food only when it is mashed, and not eating and drinking at the same time.

Risks and Complications

There are several risks and complications of gastric sleeve surgery:

  • Leaking of the sleeve. The operation requires stapling inside the stomach, and there is always a chance that the staples won�t hold, resulting in a leak. The leaking stomach acids frequently lead to infection of surrounding tissues and other serious problems that may require another operation or a drainage tube.
  • Blood clots
  • Weight may be regained over time, because the stomach can stretch.

Since this procedure is relatively new, long-term risks and benefits are not known. However, it does have several advantages over gastric banding and other surgical procedures. For example:

  • Wound infection
  • Unlike gastric banding surgeries, no foreign objects are left in the body during the procedure. With gastric banding, the band may slip, erode or become infected.
  • Unlike gastric bypass or duodenal switch, there is no bypass of the small intestines with the gastric sleeve, so all nutrients are absorbed and very little chance exists of absorption issues.

Take-Home Points on Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • Non-reversible
  • Relatively new surgery
  • Does not require adjustments
  • Does not induce malabsorption

Cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

While this procedure is relatively new, insurers are beginning to cover the cost of gastric sleeve surgery; among those doing so are Aetna, Cigna, HCSC, and United Healthcare. The cost of gastric sleeve surgery can exceed $10,000.

Plastic Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

Although the full extent of weight loss may not occur until after a second procedure has been performed, such as gastric bypass, it is important to know that plastic surgery after massive weight loss may be necessary to remove excess skin and fat and create a more shapely body profile. Arm lift surgery and body lift are common post-bariatric procedures.

About the Reviewer of This Article

John W. Baker, MD, FACS, is past president of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He is also an active member of the American College of Surgeons, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) and the American Medical Association. Dr. Baker is the medical director for Baptist Medical Center�s Baptist Health Weight Loss Center and the co-director of the hospital�s bariatric surgery program in Little Rock, Arkansas. He travels with Operation New Life on mission trips to Honduras, helping with advanced laparoscopic techniques with the attending surgeons and surgical residents at the Hospital Escuela, an affiliate of Honduras Medical School in Tegucigalpa. Dr. Baker graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU)-Shreveport in a six-year accelerated MD program, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981 and a medical degree from LSU Medical Center-Shreveport in 1983. He completed his internship and residency at LSU Hospital in 1983 and 1988, and also served as chief resident of general surgery.

Source: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Position statement on sleeve gastrectomy as a bariatric procedure, endorsed on June 17, 2007.

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The CarePlus SUPPLEMENTAL dental plan works with your current dental insurance plan by providing additional coverage to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses. Even if you exceed your annual dental maximum, CarePlus Supplemental dental insurance continues to provide savings from 20% to 30% depending on the services you require.

  • Covers annual deductibles (up to $60 per person).
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Storage Area Networks

Storage Networking Platform for Data Center Business Advantage

Your data center infrastructure must evolve rapidly to improve resiliency, increase business responsiveness, and keep up with the growing demands of new applications while reducing overall power consumption. Storage costs are growing faster than server costs, increasing the need for efficient and cost-effective storage area networks. In highly competitive environments that comply with government regulations for data recovery, 24-hour access to critical information is imperative.

Cisco Storage Solutions benefits and features:

  • Multi-protocol storage networking – Reduces business risk by providing flexibility and options – FC, FICON, FCoE, iSCSI, and FCIP
  • Unified OS and Management tools for reduced opex – operational simplicity, seamless interop, and feature consistency
  • Enterprise-class storage connectivity to support significantly higher virtualized workloads – availability, scalability, and performance
  • Services-Oriented SANs – to extend Any Network Service to any Device regardless of Protocol, Speed, Vendor, or Location

Cisco solutions for storage area networks provide:

  • Disaster Recovery / Business Continuance
    You have instantaneous access to data from multiple tiers, for disaster recovery.
  • Virtualization
    IT managers can provision their storage infrastructure.
  • Security
    Your data is protected when it is at rest and while it is being transported and replicated.
  • Consolidation
    Storage professionals can consolidate resources by taking advantage of highly scalable, intelligent SAN platforms.
  • Data Mobility
    A seamless, nondisruptive migration strategy is imperative for deployment flexibility and to support dynamic growing challenges of enterprise.

Storage area networks are central to the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage architecture, providing a networking platform that helps IT departments achieve lower total cost of ownership, enhanced resiliency, and greater agility through Cisco data center storage solutions.

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The Cisco MDS 9148 Fabric Switch provides 48 line-rate 8-Gbps ports and offers cost-effective scalability through on-demand activation of ports via software licensing.

The Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node (SSN-16) hosts four independent service engines. Each of them can be activated individually and incrementally to scale as business requirements change, or they can be configured to run separate applications

The Cisco I/O Accelerator (IOA) provides a fabric-based, highly integrated, topology-independent acceleration service to improve remote I/O performance and bandwidth utilization over metropolitan and wide area networks.

Increase Data Center Efficiency

Data center managers want to increase the efficiency of their data centers by reducing power and cooling requirements, increasing overall use of servers and applications, isolating application traffic, and addressing security issues related to data integrity.

Cisco storage networking solutions addresses these requirements by:

  • Providing efficient SAN consolidation
  • Offering investment protection
  • Addressing data integrity concerns
  • Participating in the Cisco Energy Assurance Program

Disaster Recovery/Business Continuance
Cost-effective remote backup and recovery solutions from Cisco allow uninterrupted access to data, help your business meet performance metrics, and provide security for backup applications.

  • Synchronized /asynchronized distributed data centers extension over an optical connection (ONS 15400 ) and IP (FCIP ) for continuous service in the event of site disruptions
  • Continuous data replication (CDR) and continuous remote replication (CRR) using Cisco SANTap and EMC RecoverPoint along with I/O Accelerator

Virtualization
SAN fabrics themselves can be virtualized, enabling the consolidation of multiple physical fabrics into a more scalable, cost-effective infrastructure, just as virtual machines allow you to do with servers.

Cisco pioneered VSANs seven years ago when the MDS 9000 Family was introduced, and they form the basis of the industry’s Virtual Fabric standard. VSANs provide isolation of traffic, fabric faults, and administrative responsibilities.

Security
Cisco address these security concerns and government regulations on protecting data inside the storage environment without slowing or disrupting business-critical applications.

  • Storage Media Encryption (SME):Encrypt data at rest on heterogeneous tape devices and virtual tape libraries
  • Secure Erase. Erase existing data at a specific logical unit number (LUN) on a storage array
  • Link Encryption. Encrypt data in flight on Fibre Channel links

Consolidation
The Cisco MDS 9000 Family consolidation solutions can help you reduce business risk, improve agility, and reduce costs. Enterprise-class storage connectivity provides scalability of up to 528 ports in a single MDS 9513 chassis. ANSI T11-based Virtual SANs (VSANs) let you separate a large physical fabric into multiple, smaller virtual fabrics each with their own set of fabric services using hardware-based data and control plane isolation.

Unified OS and Management tools provide operational simplicity, seamless interoperability, and feature consistency across the Cisco MDS 9000. Cisco Nexus 7000. Cisco Nexus 5000. and Cisco Nexus 1000V product families.

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Cisco Data Mobility Manager (DMM) provides an innovative solution for transparent data migration without additional virtualization layers, along with the flexibility to support a wide variety of applications in a timely manner.

The DMM’s transparent insertion feature makes it possible to initiate and perform data movement:

  • Without any configuration changes to the host, the SAN, or the array
  • With minimal disruption to the application
  • Without needing support from systems, database, or applications administrators

Build Scalable, Secure SAN Solutions

Cisco and its storage partners provide tested and validated solutions that help customers efficiently create high-performance storage environments. With these joint solutions, customers can accelerate deployment, reduce risk, and cut preproduction testing time and costs.

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To test and validate data center and SAN solutions, Cisco works closely with mulitple partners:

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Cisco MDS 9000 Overview
Get an overview of Cisco MDS 9000 Family features and benefits.

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Learn how the Cisco MDS 9000 Family provides a leading high-density, high-bandwidth storage networking solution and integrated-fabric applications to support dynamic data center requirements.

Statement of Direction
The Cisco MDS statement of direction is a quick summary of the Cisco Storage Networking Solutions portfolio that also describes ongoing research and development efforts.

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How to Accept Direct Debit Payments: 5 Steps (with Pictures) #how #to #accept #debit #card #payments #online


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How to Accept Direct Debit Payments

Direct debit payments, commonplace in Europe, are becoming popular in the United States. Businesses that bill monthly–especially those with international clients–benefit when they have the ability to accept direct debit payments. Accepting automatic payments takes the burden of the payment transaction away from the customer, or payer, and places it on the payee. Your business will be less susceptible to problems caused by late payment or non-payment if you accept direct debits.

Steps Edit

Contact your bank. Get a Service User Number (SUN) or Automated Clearing House (ACH) account number for your business banking account, as you need this to enroll in direct debit programs. Confirm with your bank that you have the proper account to accept direct debits. Ask your bank if they use AUDDIS (Automated Direct Debit Instruction Service). This will save time with bank transfers and eliminate paperwork.

Sign up with an ACH, BACS (Bankers’ Automated Clearing Services) bureau or similar payment processing service. Automatic payment processing requires enrollment and sometimes a contract with a service provider other than your bank. The electronic funds transfer networks work in co-operation with banks to transfer funds from the payers account to the payees account.

Link your ACH or BACS account to your bank account. Ask your business banker to confirm that your automatic clearing service account number is routed to your bank account. Once that is done, ask your ACH provider to confirm your bank account. Some providers will do a small transfer to confirm that your account is working.

Begin processing direct debits from authorizing customers by acquiring automatic billing or direct debit authorization information–most importantly, the customer’s bank account number. Merchants in the United States must acquire the payer’s routing number and the bank account number. In Europe, merchants need a SUN and payer’s consent.

Process direct debits. Once you provide your customer’s account information to your BACS or ACH service provider, it usually takes a minimum of 3 days for the money to go into your bank account. There are 3 steps to direct debit processing: submission of payment to BACS or ACH, processing and clearing. After these steps are accomplished, you will see the payment in your account.



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Student on Alien Removal List Charged With Raping 14-Year-Old Girl in High School Bathroom #girl #raped #in #school


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Student on Alien Removal List Charged With Raping 14-Year-Old Girl in High School Bathroom

Entrance to Rockville High School in

WARNING: This report contains graphic details of an alleged rape on a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland public school by male suspects aged 18 and 17.

(CNSNews.com) — Henry Sanchez-Milian, 18, a Guatemalan citizen who is on an alien removal case list, and Jose Montano, 17, who came to America from El Salvador eight months ago, were charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual offense on Friday for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl, on Thursday, at the Rockville High School in Maryland. According to the Montgomery County Police report, the young girl allegedly was brutally raped and sodomized by both of the suspects.

The two men were charged in the Montgomery County District Court. Although Montano is 17, a minor, he was charged as an adult because of the seriousness of the crime. At the court, Montgomery County Assistant States Attorney Rebecca MacVittie said Sanchez is a substantial flight risk, reported The Washington Post.

Both Montano and Sanchez were students assigned to the freshman class. However, the school s spokeswoman, Gboyinde Onijala, would not comment on why these older teens were assigned to the 9th grade, said The Post. At the court, the two suspects used a Spanish translator, indicating they may not speak English, according to ABC7 s Kevin Lewis.

Henry E. Sanchez-Milian, 18, a 9th

grade student at Rockville High

School charged with first-degree

rape of a 14-year-old student.

On Friday, March 17, a Statement of Probable Cause was filed at the Montgomery County District Court by the arresting officer assigned to the case. The officer, a Montgomery County Police Detective, explained the investigation of the alleged rape of the 14-year-old girl, who is called Victim A.

WARNING: The material below is sexually graphic and disturbing.

The detective reported: Victim A was in the school hallways when she met with the two other students later identified as Jose O. Montano and Henry E. Sanchez Milian. Victim A knew Montano as a friend and did not know Sanchez Milian personally. Montano asked Victim A for a hug. Then Montano slapped her butt and asked her to come with him and his friend, Sanchez Milian. They were walking near the gym area when they passed by the bathroom.

Montano asked Victim A for sex, which she refused. Montano asked again, more persistently and pushed Victim A into the boy s bathroom. Montano then pushed Victim A into the one bathroom stall with a door.

Victim A was holding a sink to avoid going into the bathroom when Montano grabbed her hand and pulled her into the stall. Montano then unzipped Victim A s top and pulled her breasts out to play with. Victim A again told Montano to stop. Sanchez Milian came into the stall. Montano unbuckled Victim A s pants and pulled it down. Montano pressed his body against Victim A. Victim A tried to push Montano off. Montano grabbed Victim A s arms and turned her around. Montano bent victim over the toilet. Victim A again said to stop.

Montano and Sanchez Milian spoke to each other in Spanish. Then Sanchez Milian sat in front of Victim A on the toilet with his penis pulled out. Sanchez Milian forced his penis inside Victim A s mouth and forced oral sex. Victim A tried to lift up but Sanchez Milian held the back of Victim a s head.

During the same time, Montano attempted to force anal intercourse with Victim A. Victim A felt Montano s penis against her butt and felt pain. Victim A cried out in pain. Montano then forced vaginal intercourse with Victim A from behind. Once Montano pulled his penis from Victim A s vagina, Montano and Sanchez Milian switched positions.

Montano held the back of Victim A s head. At the same time, Sanchez Milian penetrated Victim A s anus with his penis and forced anal intercourse with Victim A. Then Sanchez Milian pulled out and penetrated Victim A s vagina with his penis. Sanchez Milian held onto Victim A s hands against her waist while he forced anal and vaginal intercourse. Victim A repeatedly said to stop.

They heard the door. Sanchez Milian left and Montano told Victim A to be quiet. Montano also put his hand over Victim A s mouth to keep her quiet.

Sanchez and Montano then spoke in Spanish again and put Sanchez s jacket over the victim s head. They walked her out of the bathroom and then left her. She went into the girl s bathroom, then exited and saw the two suspects coming back. She then left the area and told school staff what had happened.

Rockville High School Principal

Billie-Jean Bensen. (MCPS)

The police report further states that Montano was interviewed on March 16 at which time he denied having any sexual contact with Victim A. Montano stated that they went to the bathroom to tell jokes. The forensics specialist for the police then processed the boy s bathroom and observed suspected blood that may be mixed with male fluid.

Based upon the interviews and forensics information, the police detective stated there was probable cause to arrest Montano and Sanchez-Milian.

According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an immigration detainer was placed on Henry Sanchez-Milian, a citizen of Guatemala, on March 17, 2017, after he was arrested by Montgomery County Police on criminal charges.

ICE places detainers on individuals who have been arrested on local criminal charges and who are suspected of being deportable, so that ICE can take custody of those individuals when they are released from local custody, said ICE spokesman Matthew Bourke.

ICE is not able to comment on Jose Montano s immigration status because he is a minor, said Bourke.

On Friday, the principal of the Rockville High School, Billie-Jean Benson, issued the following letter to parents:

I am writing to inform you about a serious incident that occurred at our school yesterday, March 16, 2017, and share with you how it is being addressed.

It was reported to administration that a student was sexually assaulted by two students in a restroom. We immediately contacted the Montgomery County Police Department. The police conducted an investigation and subsequently executed arrests on school property of the alleged assailants. I am unable to share further details at this time as this is an ongoing police investigation.

Ensuring a safe, secure and welcoming learning environment for all of our students is our top priority. Our staff remains vigilant in the monitoring of our school each and every day. Please remind your child that if they believe they are a victim of an assault or see something inappropriate, they should immediately tell a staff member.

Jack R. Smith, superintendent of Montgomery County

Also, on Sunday, March 19, the superintendent of schools for Montgomery County, Jack R. Smith, issued a statement that, in part, said: I know community members have many questions about this serious incident. To ensure we do not unintentionally prejudice an ongoing investigation, MCPS cannot provide any additional details about this specific case at this time. However, we believe more information about this incident will be made available by law enforcement in the coming weeks.

The safety and security of every student in our district is our top priority and a responsibility that we do not take lightly. We have and will continue to work every day to ensure our schools are safe places to learn.



Fun Sequencing Activities for If You Give a Pig a Pancake #if #you #give #a #mouse #a #cookie #series


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“If You Give a Pig a Pancake” – Sequencing Activities

written by: Pam Cannon • edited by: Amanda Grove • updated: 7/12/2012

“If You Give a Pig a Pancake” provides another fun filled opportunity for students to learn more about sequencing. This skill is important in comprehension, giving and receiving instructions, retelling a story and story writing. What fun you and your students will have with a pig and a pancake!

Gather the students together and share “If You Give a Pig a Pancake.”

After talking about the story and looking carefully at the illustrations, ask for volunteers to retell the story. As the story unfolds print on chart paper each of the events. Read with the students and ask if that is the story in the right sequence (order).

Ask the students why they think it is important to tell or do things in the right order. As an example ask each child to take off one shoe. Now ask them to: 1) Put your foot in your shoe. 2) Fasten your shoe. 3) Stand up. Now repeat this action but mix up the order. e.g. 1) Fasten your shoe. 2) Stand up. 3) Put your foot in your shoe.

Story Necklace

Now is a good time to introduce sequence activities for “If You Give a Pig a Pancake.”

Review the story again and draw attention to the chart sentences in the correct order. Tell the children that they are going to make a story necklace. Provide each student with 6 – 8 pieces of light card approximately 2″ X 3″ (5cm X8cm). Use a paper punch and punch two holes in the top of each card. Ask students to make a picture and print a sentence (or word) for events in the story. When the pictures and writing are complete thread the cards (using the holes punched in the top of each card) onto a pipe cleaner in the correct order. Add enough yarn to each end so that the necklace can be loosely tied around the student’s neck. N.B. Pipe cleaners work better than yarn as the cards will stay flat and not bunch up.

Roll Out a Story

Provide students with long strips of paper approximately 30″ X 4″ (75cm X 10cm) – or with blank adding machine tape. Tell them that they are going to make a movie. Ask them to draw pictures in the correct sequence of ‘If You Give a Pig a Pancake.” For students who are able they should print a caption under each illustration. When the pictures and writing is complete add a toilet paper roll to each end and roll the story paper onto the roll at the beginning. Then each child can unroll their story from one tube to the other in “movie” style.

Orally presenting and reading stories is an exciting way for children to celebrate their writing. This roll-out-a-story design is fun to share as it relates to the making of movies. Everyone will have a good time. You might even serve popcorn while you “watch” the movies!

After examining the circle sequence of the story ask students what happens in our lives every year? What sequence are we very familiar with? (seasons) Using the templates one and two ask students to make a circle story of “Give a Pig a Pancake.”

Number Sequence

Ask the students to count the number of pages in the book. What is the last number? What number comes before that? What is the first number? What number comes after that? Choose a number. Tell what comes before it and what comes after it. Students readily recognize the importance of sequence in numbers.

Have a pancake party to finish off the sequence activities for “If You Give a Pig a Pancake.” Even if there are no cooking facilities an electric frying pan can be used – with careful supervision of course! Emphasize the importance of following the sequence of the recipe to make the pancakes.

Collect copies of “If You Give a. ” books and encourage your students to read and reread them. They may wish to write a letter to the author or the illustrator to tell why they enjoyed their books.

Introduce students to the joy of books and incorporate learning activities – every day will be a great day in the classroom!



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Air Duct Cleaning Equipment Pricing

Pricing and Package Information on High-Tech Duct Cleaning Equipment from Abatement Technologies ®

Click on the links below to download detailed pricing information on state-of-the-art equipment, accessories and specially configured money-saving packages from the leader in air duct cleaning equipment–Abatement Technologies.

Please note that all prices listed are in U.S. dollars. Prices do not include shipping. This price list is for all U.S.and international sales except Canada.

This link provides the price list of Abatement’s entire line of high-tech equipment and accessories for source removal air duct cleaning.

Package A is for both residential and commercial duct cleaning. It has been assembled for the contractor who wants the most complete package with the highest level of quality, performance and versatility.

Package A includes the HEPA-AIRE® H2500IV IntelliVac® Portable Power Vacuum with cover, AIRE-SWEEP® C17GH Portable Air Compressor and air tools, AIRE-SWEEP Power Brush System and DUCT-PRO® Power Rod System for mechanical agitation, fogger with antimicrobial treatment, all the necessary tools and accessories, replacement filter, marketing brochures and instructional video.

Package B is for both residential and commercial duct cleaning. It is the same as Package A except it includes the drill driven power whip system instead of the power brush system for agitation and does not include the cover, hose reel or the marketing brochures.

Package B includes the HEPA-AIRE H2500IV IntelliVac Portable Power Vacuum with cover, AIRE-SWEEP C17GH Portable Air Compressor and air tools, DUCT-PRO Power Whip with brushes and Power Rod System for agitation, fogger with antimicrobial treatment, all the necessary tools and accessories, replacement filter and instructional video.

Package B2 is for both residential and commercial duct cleaning. It is the same as Package B except that the HEPA-AIRE H2500C vacuum is substituted for the H2500IV IntelliVac.

Package B2 also includes the AIRE-SWEEP C17GH Portable Air Compressor and air tools, DUCT-PRO Power Whip with brushes and Power Rod System for agitation, fogger with antimicrobial treatment, all the necessary tools and accessories, replacement filter and instructional video.

Package C is for both residential and commercial duct cleaning. It is an economy package that includes all of the basic equipment and tools.

Package C includes the HEPA-AIRE H2500C economy power vacuum, AIRE-SWEEP C17GS air compressor and air tools, DUCT-PRO Power Whip with brushes and Power Rod System for agitation, the basic tools and accessories, replacement filter and instructional video.

Package D is an ultra economy package for residential and limited commercial
duct cleaning. It is for the contractor on a budget looking for a versatile and
high-quality package.

Package D consists of the HEPA-AIRE H2200 power vacuum, the AIRE-SWEEP C17GS air compressor and air tools, DUCT-PRO Power Whip System with brushes, the basic tools and accessories, and an instructional video.

This chart shows an overall comparison of all of the packages in one convenient document.
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IAS Log Viewer – Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions

What is IAS Log Viewer?

IAS Log Viewer is an administrative tool for viewing, understanding and analyzing log files from Microsoft IAS service. IAS Log Viewer is a reporting tool allows to generate useful reports from Microsoft IAS service log files.

What is IAS?

Internet Authentication Service (IAS) is the Microsoft implementation of a Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) server in Windows 2000 Server and a RADIUS server and proxy in Windows Server 2003. You may read more about Microsoft IAS service starting from here

What is IAS log file?

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Las 20 herramientas de inteligencia de negocios que debes conocer

Publicado el 21 de Julio 2015 a las 5:16 PM

Las herramientas de inteligencia de negocio son aplicaciones digitales diseñadas para colaborar con el Business Intelligence durante el análisis y la presentación de datos

La Inteligencia de Negocios o Business Intelligence (BI) permite a las compañías contar con la información adecuada para una mejor toma de decisiones. Las compañías que implementan el BI logran sacar mayor provecho de las situaciones de crisis gracias a la posibilidad de contar con un análisis de mercado más acertado debido a que los datos pesados son transformados en importantes estrategias corporativas.

Actualmente, las herramientas de BI disponibles en el mercado son incontables, pero estas 20 no pueden pasar desapercibidas:

  1. Microsoft Dynamics NAV . especial para pequeñas y medianas empresas que buscan mejorar su competitividad.
  2. Microsoft Dynamics CRM . efectiva para la administración de clientes.
  3. Oracle Business Intelligence . una de las más completas en el mercado ya que cuenta con paneles interactivos, análisis predictivos en tiempo real, entre otros.
  4. Ultimus . un entorno integrado que permite compartir información entre aplicaciones.
  5. Office SharePoint Server . facilita el acceso a la información en cualquier momento y lugar.
  6. QlikView . mantiene las bases de datos al alcance de una manera sin precedentes.
  7. Microsoft Performance Point Server . permite supervisar, alinear y hacer un plan de negocio.
  8. Microsoft SQL Server . adecuada para realizar un análisis panorámico de la empresa y tomar las mejores decisiones.
  9. JetReports . especial para crear informes ERP.
  10. Eclipse BIRT Project . genera informes para aplicaciones web de código abierto.
  11. JasperReports . permite crear informes de rápida impresión.
  12. LogiReport . aplicación gratuita basada en web de LogiXML
  13. OpenI . aplicación web orientada al reporting OLAP.
  14. SPSS . programa estadístico especialmente empleado en ciencias sociales e investigaciones de mercado.
  15. Pentaho . incluye herramientas para generar informes, minería de datos, ETL, entre otros.
  16. RapidMiner . permite analizar datos a través de un entorno gráfico.
  17. Crystal Reports . genera informes desde bases de datos múltiples.
  18. ApeSoft . ofrece una interface sencilla similar a Microsoft Excel.
  19. SAS Institute . facilita la gestión de riesgo financiero, desarrollo de modelos de minería de datos, etc.
  20. NiMbox . organiza los datos de la empresa en interactivas aplicaciones.

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