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French to English: Extract from the Patient Manual for the ResMed Elisée 150 ventilator General field: Medical Detailed field: Medical: Instruments
Source text - French 2.2 Avertissements
• Ce document accompagne l’appareil que vous avez reçu et ne remplace en aucun cas le manuel clinique fourni à votre médecin ou à votre prestataire.
• Les conseils donnés dans ce manuel ne remplacent pas les instructions de votre médecin traitant (ou de votre prestataire de service), celui-ci aura préalablement pris connaissance du fonctionnement de l’appareil au travers du manuel clinique.
• Les réglages de l’appareil doivent être effectués par du personnel compétent et formé sous la responsabilité d’un médecin.
• Cet appareil doit être utilisé avec les accessoires recommandés par le fabricant ou votre médecin traitant. L’ utilisation d’accessoires inappropriés risque d’affecter le fonctionnement de l’appareil.
• Ne pas utiliser l’appareil en cas de défauts externes évidents.
• Si sa performance devient irrégulière (vous ressentez une gêne respiratoire ou des difficultés à déclencher un cycle), appelez votre prestataire.
• Ne pas ouvrir le boîtier de l’appareil. Les réparations et l’entretien internedoivent être effectués par un agent technique agréé.
Ces avertissements sont d’ordre général. Les avertissements et remarques spécifiques sont donnés tout au long de ce manuel.
Translation - English 2.2 Warnings
• This manual is provided with the ventilator you have received. It does not in any way replace the clinical manual supplied to your physician or clinical care provider.
• The advice contained in this manual does not replace the instructions given by your physician (or clinical care provider), who will already be familiar with the operation of the device through the clinical manual provided.
• The ventilator settings must be made by competent and trained staff under a doctor's supervision.
• The ventilator must be used with the accessories recommended by the manufacturer or your prescribing physician. The use of inappropriate accessories is likely to affect the operation of the ventilator.
• In the case of externally visible faults, cease using the ventilator.
• In the event of functional problems (e.g. you find it difficult to breathe or trigger an inspiratory phase), do not hesitate to contact your clinical care provider.
• Do not open the ventilator casing. Repairs and internal servicing should only be performed by an authorised service agent.
The above are general warnings. Other specific warnings and notes will be found throughout the manual.
Italian to English: From a review of the work of Alessandro Bazan by art critic Francesco Galluzzi General field: Art/Literary Detailed field: Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Source text - Italian Se un simile schema costringe la pittura successiva in una griglia interpretativa fin troppo stretta - sempre, in Italia, in confronto dialettico con la Transavanguardia assunta come inaggirabile pietra di paragone - nel caso di Bazan e dei suoi compagni di percorso (o almeno, di cronologia) si incontra poi un'altra coincidenza fatale che condizionerà la valutazione del lavoro dei pittori che cominciarono ad affermarsi attorno alla metà degli anni Novanta. Anni nei quali esplode il fenomeno cinematografico di Quentin Tarantino con il film Pulp fiction (che è del 1994, appunto), lanciando una moda che presto tracima i confini della cinematografia per diventare una moda più generalmente culturale. Una moda che in Italia coincise con il successo, anche mediatico, del gruppo di scrittori presto conosciuti come i "giovani cannibali" (il volume antologico Gioventù cannibale, che sancì l'ufficialità del fenomeno, comparve nelle librerie nel 1996). L'attività espositiva di Bazan inizia appunto nella prima metà degli anni Novanta.
Translation - English If such a pattern imposed on subsequent paintings an overly restrictive interpretative framework – and in Italy, this always involves a dialectic comparison with the trans-avantgarde movement, which is held up as the inevitable touchstone – in the case of Bazan and his companions on this journey (or at least, his contemporaries) we then encounter another inevitable coincidence that influences any assessment of the work of the painters who began to make a name for themselves in the mid-nineties. Around that time, the film phenomenon Quentin Tarantino exploded onto the world stage with his film Pulp Fiction (released in 1994, right in the middle of that period), launching a craze which soon escaped the confines of the movie industry to become a part of modern culture in general. In Italy, this craze coincided with the success, in a different genre, of the group of writers who became known as the "young cannibals" (the anthology Gioventù cannibale [Young Cannibals], which marked the official start of the phenomenon, appeared on bookshelves in 1996). Bazan himself held his first exhibition in the early nineties.
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