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San Marino.  

PubMed

San Marino, an independent republic located in north central Italy, in 1983 had a population of 22,206 growing at an annual rate of .9%. The literacy rate is 97% and the infant mortality rate is 9.6/1000. The terrain is mountainous and the climate is moderate. According to local tradition, San Marino was founded by a Christian stonecutter in the 4th century A.D. as a refuge against religious persecution. Its recorded history began in the 9th century, and it has survived assaults on its independence by the papacy, the Malatesta lords of Rimini, Cesare Borgia, Napoleon, and Mussolini. An 1862 treaty with the newly formed Kingdom of Italy has been periodically renewed and amended. The present government is an alliance between the socialists and communists. San Marino has had its own statutes and governmental institutions since the 11th century. Legislative authority at present is vested in a 60-member unicameral parliament. Executive authority is exercised by the 11-member Congress of State, the members of which head the various administrative departments of the goverment. The posts are divided among the parties which form the coalition government. Judicial authority is partly exercised by Italian magistrates in civil and criminal cases. San Marino's policies are tied to Italy's and political organizations and labor unions active in Italy are also active in San Marino. Since World War II, there has been intense rivalry between 2 political coalitions, the Popular Alliance composed of the Christian Democratic Party and the Independent Social Democratic Party, and the Liberty Committee, coalition of the Communist Party and the Socialist Party. San Marino's gross domestic product was $137 million and its per capita income was $6290 in 1980. The principal economic activities are farming and livestock raising, along with some light manufacturing. Foreign transactions are dominated by tourism. The government derives most of its revenue from the sale of postage stamps to collectors around the world and from payment of an annual budget subsidy by the Italian government. Despite its close ties with Italy, San Marino has maintained its distinctive status for centuries. PMID:12178101

1985-02-01

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LIFE-THREATENING ORO-FACIAL INFECTIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Four cases of oro-facial infection leading to life- threatening complications are reported. Although all had been treated with antibiotics prior to con- sultation, lack of surgical intervention had allowed the infection to progress. These cases are a re- minder that acute spreading odontogenic infection can be life-threatening. Definitive treatment in- cludes airway management, adequate resuscitation and optimization of pre-existing

E. K. AMPONSAH; P. DONKOR

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Letras de Oro Literary Awards  

E-print Network

84 LATIN AMERICAN THEATRE REVIEW Letras de Oro Literary Awards The theatre award in the first Letras de Oro literary competition was presented to Guillermo Schmidhuber at a gala banquet in Miami on January 22, 1987. Schmidhuber, for many years... riots of Black Friday in Bogotá on April 11, 1948. The Letras de Oro awards are sponsored by the American Express Company in collaboration with the University of Miami and are designed to promote Spanish literature in the United States. The 1986...

Editors

1987-04-01

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Reservation DOE/ORO/2204  

E-print Network

2 0 0 4 Reservation DOE/ORO/2204 Reservation #12;Justasthebeautifulredfox pupfocusesonthedandelion'sEnvironment--Today'sFocus ORRASER2004 ABOUTTHECOVER: #12;DOE/ORO/2204 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site Environmental Report Ridge National Laboratory East Tennessee Technology Park Electronic publisher Coordinating editor

Pennycook, Steve

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Fifth Siglo de Oro Drama Festival  

E-print Network

SPRING 1980 79 Fifth Siglo de Oro Drama Festival ARTURO PEREZ and ROBERTO RODRÍGUEZ El festival de Teatro del Siglo de Oro, que en 1976 comenzó siendo un laudable esfuerzo por la difusión de la cultura hispánica, se ha convertido, en el... carecieron de toda perspectiva. Sin entender el marco histórico y cultural del Siglo de Oro, ni medir las dificultades de las obras, se embarcaron en una aventura que probó ser superior a sus esfuerzos, sucumbiendo lamentablemente en la empresa. La...

Pé rez, Arturo; Rodriguez, Roberto R.

1980-04-01

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Chamizal Siglo de Oro Festival (March 1977)  

E-print Network

44 LATIN AMERICAN THEATRE REVIEW Chamizal Siglo de Oro Festival (March 1977) From March 15-25, the Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso hosted its second Siglo de Oro Drama Festival. Academic and repertory groups from New York, North Carolina...

Reid, Walker

1977-10-01

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Dan Marino Helping Those with Autism Spectrum Disorders | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine  

MedlinePLUS

... Marino Foundation. Photo: Dan Marino Foundation Former NFL star quarterback Dan Marino and his wife Claire experienced ... to succeed in life,'" says the former NFL star. "That's where the focus for The Dan Marino ...

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III Festival del Siglo de Oro (Chamizal)  

E-print Network

SPRING 1978 111 III Festival del Siglo de Oro (Chamizal) E. JARABA-PARDO El Siglo de Oro fue, por la fecundidad de los autores y por las influencias trascendentales de sus obras en el posterior desarrollo de la dramaturgia universal, uno de los... todos los actos de los hombres son guiados por Dios, quien se muestra como supremo hacedor de todo cuanto acontece a las criaturas. Se encuentran, pues, en síntesis en el teatro del Siglo de Oro unos valores particularmente antagónicos de la sociedad...

Jaraba-Pardo, E.

1978-04-01

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Fourth Siglo de Oro Drama Festival (Chamizal)  

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SPRING 1979 81 Fourth Siglo de Oro Drama Festival (Chamizal) DONALD T. DIETZ To read Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón de la Barca and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz in manuscript or a well-edited edition is one thing... in the Fourth Siglo de Oro Drama Festival. The other two members of the jurado were Héctor Azar, director, playwright, and founder of CADAC (Centro de Arte Dramático Acción Civil) in Mexico City and author of the weekly column "Zoon Theatrykon" in El...

Dietz, Donald T.

1979-04-01

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Oro-antral fistulae and fractured tuberosities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper, in discussing oro-antral fistulae and fractured tuberosities, aims to guide the dentist through the assessment and reduction of risk when removing maxillary molar teeth that are closely related to the maxillary sinus. However, complications are inevitable and the management of these will also be discussed.

G. Bell

2011-01-01

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Das oro-facio-digitale Syndrom  

Microsoft Academic Search

The oro-facial-digital syndrome (OFD) is documented by 12 personal observations. The frequency of the symptoms is given in a table based upon a review of all cases up to 1971. Attention is focussed on malformations of the brain, which were found in one fifth of all cases, and on polycystic anomalies of the kidney seen in 5 out of 7

F. Majewski; W. Lenz; R. A. Pfeiffer; W. Tünte; H. Müller

1972-01-01

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ESTATUS REGIONAL Y PREFERENCIAS AMBIENTALES DE LA AVIFAUNA MADRILEA DURANTE EL INVIERNO Especie ORO PSA ROQ PAC PAS ESP CAR REG SEC ERI CAM OLI URB URJ  

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ORO PSA ROQ PAC PAS ESP CAR REG SEC ERI CAM OLI URB URJ Accipiter nisus 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0 herbáceas y de intenso uso humano (agropecuario y urbano). ORO: piornales con enebro abiertos subalpinos (>2 ajardinadas y parques urbanos. #12;A N UA R I O O R N I T O L � G I CO D E M A D R I D 2 0 0 2 35 Especie ORO

Carrascal, Luis M.

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OROS-Oral Reading Observation System. Observer's Training Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The training manual provides self-instructional materials for the Oral Reading Observation System (OROS) designed to teach accurate coding of teacher/pupil verbal interactions during oral reading instruction. The nine sections focus on specific aspects of the OROS system, include self-evaluation exercises, and have the following titles: (1)…

Brady, Mary Ella; And Others

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Oak Ridge ReseRvatiOn DOE/ORO/2379  

E-print Network

Oak Ridge ReseRvatiOn DOE/ORO/2379 Annual Site Environmental Report 2010 #12;Cover Image and Design Annual Site Environmental Report 2010 #12;DOE/ORO/2379 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site Environmental Oak Ridge National Laboratory East Tennessee Technology Park Electronic publisher Coordinating editors

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2296 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site  

E-print Network

#12;#12;DOE/ORO/2296 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site Environmental Report for 2008 on the World Ridge National Laboratory East Tennessee Technology Park Electronic publisher Coordinating editor Project manager, DOE-ORO David Page September 2009 Prepared by Oak Ridge National Laboratory P.O. Box 2008

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2218 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site  

E-print Network

#12;#12;#12;DOE/ORO/2218 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site Environmental Report for 2005 Laboratory East Tennessee Technology Park Electronic publisher Coordinating editor Graphic artists Brenda Phillips Walter Koncinski Sherri Cotter Jane Parrott Project manager, DOE-ORO David Page Date published

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2185 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site  

E-print Network

#12;#12;#12;DOE/ORO/2185 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site Environmental Report for 2003 Laboratory East Tennessee Technology Park Electronic publisher Coordinating editor Graphic artists Brenda Stansberry Walter Koncinski Rosemary Adams Jane Parrott Project manager, DOE-ORO Timothy Joseph, Ph.D. Date

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2159 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site  

E-print Network

#12;#12;DOE/ORO/2159 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site Environmental Report for 2002 on the World Laboratory East Tennessee Technology Park Electronic publisher Coordinating editor Graphic artist Sandra Lyttle Walter Koncinski Gail Sweeden Project manager, DOE-ORO Timothy Joseph, Ph.D. Date published

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2119 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site  

E-print Network

#12;#12;DOE/ORO/2119 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site Environmental Report for 2000 on the World Laboratory East Tennessee Technology Park Electronic publisher Coordinating editor Graphic artist Sandi Lyttle W. Koncinski Gail Sweeden Project manager, DOE-ORO T. W. Joseph, Ph.D. Technical support C. E

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2261 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site  

E-print Network

#12;#12;DOE/ORO/2261 Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site Environmental Report for 2007 on the World Ridge National Laboratory East Tennessee Technology Park Electronic publisher Coordinating editor, Jane Parrott Project manager, DOE-ORO David Page September 2008 Prepared by Oak Ridge National

Pennycook, Steve

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Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding oro-facial injuries and oro-facial protective devices among physical instructors in Bangalore  

PubMed Central

Background: Sports specific dental injuries are seen to occur frequently among children and young athletes. Dental injury is a distressing event often causing psychological as well as physical problems. The risk of children getting dental injuries during sports activities can be minimized by using a mouth guard and other oro-facial protective devices. The aim of this study is to determine the knowledge, attitude and practices of physical instructors in Bangalore, regarding oro-facial injuries and orofacial protective devices. Material & Methods: A self-completion questionnaire was sent to 50 physical instructors of schools, sports academies and gymnasiums situated in the South of Bangalore city. The questionnaire sought information about the knowledge of the incidence of oro-facial injuries, common sports causing oro-facial injuries and oro-facial protective devices and their role in the prevention of injuries. The data was subjected to statistical analysis. Results: The population under study comprised of 92 males and 8 females. About 38% of oro-facial injuries were reported by physical instructors in the previous year. Physical instructors had knowledge regarding oro-facial protective devices like mouth guards (54%) and helmet (40%). The attitude and practice regarding the usage of mouth guards was found to be minimal. Conclusion: The physical instructors had knowledge especially through the media on the protective effectiveness of mouth guards in reducing the oro facial injuries. Despite their awareness, only 4% of them recommended the mandatory use of the mouth guards. Majority of them could not recommend its usage as they were unaware of its availability and the reason for not using the mouth is its improper fitting. How to cite the article: Neeraja G, Bharadwaj S, Shah K, Subramaniam P. Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding oro-facial injuries and oro-facial protective devices among physical instructors in Bangalore. J Int Oral Health 2014;6(3):1-6. PMID:25083024

Neeraja, G; Bharadwaj, Srivats; Shah, Kinjal; Subramaniam, Priya

2014-01-01

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El oro en Las Mdulas: su geologa y arqueologa  

E-print Network

El oro en Las Médulas: su geología y arqueología Carlos Martín Escorza Sociedad de Amigos del Museo) El oro en Las Médulas: su geología y arqueología Carlos Martín Escorza Sociedad de Amigos del Museo-931531-3-3 #12;Senderos GeoArqueológicos, 2 (2006) 1 El oro de Las Médulas: su geología y arqueología Índice. I

Fitze, Patrick

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El Sexto Festival de Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro  

E-print Network

SPRING 1981 79 El Sexto Festival de Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro Arturo Pérez-Pisonero El Sexto Festival de Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro, celebrado en el Chamizal National Memorial en las fechas del 6 al 22 de marzo, ha presen tado, como... ofrece el teatro del Siglo de Oro. Y en tusiasmo, en este caso genuino, ha sido el del público, quien unas noches ha aplaudido los aciertos, y otras, como aquel otro de los corrales, se ha burlado jocosamente de la impericia de los actores. Pero al...

Pé rez-Pisonero, Arturo

1981-04-01

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DOE/ORO/2235 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE  

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DOE/ORO/2235 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE OAK RIDGE RESERVATION: 2006 RESULTS Compiled by Sharon Technology Park Table Page 1.1 2006 NPDES Permit Number TN 0002950 ETTP Storm Drain Discharge Points

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2135 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE  

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DOE/ORO/2135 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE OAK RIDGE RESERVATION: 2001 RESULTS Compiled by Sharon Technology Park Table Page 1.1 2001 NPDES Permit Number TN 0002950 ETTP Storm Drain Discharge Points

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2206 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE  

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DOE/ORO/2206 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE OAK RIDGE RESERVATION: 2004 RESULTS Compiled by Sharon Technology Park Table Page 1.1 2004 NPDES Permit Number TN 0002950 ETTP Storm Drain Discharge Points

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2329 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE  

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DOE/ORO/2329 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE OAK RIDGE RESERVATION: 2009 RESULTS Compiled by Sharon Technology Park Table Page 1.1 2009 NPDES Permit Number TN 0002950 ETTP Storm Drain Discharge Points

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2161 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE  

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DOE/ORO/2161 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE OAK RIDGE RESERVATION: 2002 RESULTS Compiled by Sharon Technology Park Table Page 1.1 2002 NPDES Permit Number TN 0002950 ETTP Storm Drain Discharge Points

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2186 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE  

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DOE/ORO/2186 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE OAK RIDGE RESERVATION: 2003 RESULTS Compiled by Sharon Technology Park Table Page 1.1 2003 NPDES Permit Number TN 0002950 ETTP Storm Drain Discharge Points

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2117 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE  

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DOE/ORO/2117 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE OAK RIDGE RESERVATION: 2000 RESULTS Compiled by Sharon of Tables East Tennessee Technology Park Table Page 1.1 2000 NPDES Permit Number TN 0002950 ETTP Storm Drain

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2220 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE  

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DOE/ORO/2220 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE OAK RIDGE RESERVATION: 2005 RESULTS Compiled by Sharon Tennessee Technology Park Table Page 1.1 2005 NPDES Permit Number TN 0002950 ETTP Storm Drain Discharge

Pennycook, Steve

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DOE/ORO/2102 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE  

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DOE/ORO/2102 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ON THE OAK RIDGE RESERVATION: 1999 RESULTS Compiled by Sharon of Tables East Tennessee Technology Park Table Page 1.1 1999 NPDES Permit Number TN 0002950 ETTP Storm Drain

Pennycook, Steve

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July 14, 2006: Consortium for Functional Glycomics, Pamela Marino  

Cancer.gov

Paulson 2004 06/21/04 1 05/12/04 Consortium for Functional Glycomics Pamela A. Marino, Program Director Paulson 2004 06/21/04 2 05/12/04 Consortium for Functional Glycomics http://www.functionalglycomics.org Define paradigms by which protein-carbohydrate

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Primary calvarial bone grafting in oro-ocular clefts.  

PubMed

Oro-ocular clefts were classified by Tessier as 3-11 or 4-10 facial clefts. These rare clefts require both bony and soft tissue correction and present a significant challenge to the innovative skill of the craniofacial surgeon. A review of three male children with oro-ocular clefts and their management (including surgical planning and operative treatment) is presented. We would propose that the use of calvarial bone grafting as part of the primary closure is regarded as desirable based on our experience. PMID:19464971

O'Sullivan, J B; Earley, M J

2010-05-01

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78 FR 35640 - Establishment of the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Bernalillo County, New Mexico  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FF02R06000-FXRS1265022LPP-134] Establishment of the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Bernalillo County...Service) has established the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge as a unit of the...System. The Service established the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge on September...

2013-06-13

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ORO appraisal strategy involving use of NDA instrumentation  

Microsoft Academic Search

ORO has used the following nondestructive assay (NDA) systems for verifying uranium inventories at contractor-operated installations: gamma spectroscopy, thickness-corrected gamma spectroscopy, passive neutron measurement, and random driver measurement. A brief description of each system is given and results of in-field measurements performed on contractors' inventories utilizing each system are discussed. (DLC)

Lux

1977-01-01

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OROS: toward a type model for software development environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three important goals of next generation software development environments (SDEs) are extensibility, integration and broad scope. Our work on OROS is predicated on the hypothesis that a type model, incorporated into an environment's object manager, can contribute to achieving those goals. This paper reports on an attempt at applying object-oriented typing concepts in the domain of software development environments. We

William R. Rosenblatt; Jack C. Wiledent; Alexander L. Wolf

1989-01-01

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Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Office (ORO) Project Life  

E-print Network

Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Office (ORO) Project Life Cycle Reimbursable Funding://www.ornl.gov/wfo/exthome.htm September 27, 2007 #12;2 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Briefing Outline · Summary #12;3 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Secretary of Energy Legal Authority

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Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Office (ORO) Project Life  

E-print Network

Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Office (ORO) Project Life Cycle Reimbursable Funding Project Closeout Process Summary #12;OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 3 Secretary provisions of law. #12;OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 4 How Federal Agencies Do

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Oro-Facial Gangrene (Noma\\/Cancrum Oris): Pathogenetic Mechanisms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cancrum oris (Noma) is a devastating infectious disease which destroys the soft and hard tissues of the oral and para-oral structures. The dehumanizing oro-facial gangrenous lesion affects predominantly children ages 2 to 16 years, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where the estimated frequency in some communities varies from I to 7 cases per 1000 population. The risk factors are poverty, malnutrition,

C. O. Enwonwu; W. A. Falkler; E. O. Idigbe

2000-01-01

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The Oro Grande, New Mexico, chondrite and its lithic inclusion.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Oro Grande, New Mexico, U.S.A., chondrite was found in 1971. Electron microprobe analyses and microscopic examination show the following mineralogy: olivine (Fa 19.3 mole %), orthopyroxene (Fs 16.2 mole %), diopside, feldspar (An 13.6 mole %), chlorapatite, whitlockite, kamacite, taenite, troilite, chromite, and an iron-bearing terrestrial weathering product. A bulk chemical analysis of the meteorite shows the following results (weight %): Fe 0.84, Ni 1.46, Co 0.07, FeS 3.62, SiO2 34.18, TiO2 0.14, Al2O3 1.83, Cr2O3 0.55, Fe2O3 21.25, FeO 9.13, MnO 0.31, MgO 21.52, CaO 1.72, Na2O 0.70, K2O 0.08, P2O5 0.25, H2O(+) 2.14, H2O(-) 0.40, C 0.22, sum 100.41. On the basis of composition and texture the Oro Grande meteorite is classified as an H5 chondrite.

Fodor, R. V.; Keil, K.; Jarosewich, E.

1972-01-01

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Oro-facial manifestations in patients with eating disorders.  

PubMed

Studies have reported that the oral health status is jeopardized in patients with eating disorders. The aim was to review the oro-facial manifestations in patients with eating disorders. The address the focused question was "What is the oro-dental health status in patients with eating disorders?" MEDLINE/PubMed and Google Scholar databases were searched from 1948 to March 2012 using the following terms in various combinations: "Anorexia nervosa", "bulimia nervosa", "eating disorders", "dental", "oral health status". Letters to the editor, unpublished data and articles published in languages other than English were excluded. Dry lips, burning tongue and parotid gland swelling are common manifestations in patients with eating disorders as compared to medically healthy controls. The association of dental caries and periodontal disease in patients with eating disorders remains debatable. Temporomandibular disorders have also been reported to be more prevalent in patients with eating disorders as compared to healthy controls. A critical oral-dental examination during routine dental check-ups may reveal valuable information regarding the presence or absence of eating disorders in routine dental patients. This may be important information, updating the medical history, supporting the role of the physician. PMID:22750232

Romanos, Georgios E; Javed, Fawad; Romanos, Enisa B; Williams, Ray C

2012-10-01

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HOW TO SEND FEDERAL AGENCY FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OAK RIDGE OFFICE (DOE-ORO)1  

E-print Network

HOW TO SEND FEDERAL AGENCY FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OAK RIDGE OFFICE (DOE-ORO)1 FISCAL of funds, foreign travel restrictions, etc.) DOE-ORO will accept reimbursable funds (not direct cited) from (DOE-ORO) review and approval by a DOE contracting officer, the previously negotiated research proposal

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Formulation and evaluation of metformin oro-dispersible tablets.  

PubMed

The purpose of this research was to develop oro-dispersible tablets of metformin by direct compression method using super disintegrants approach, effervescent approach and sublimation approach. Powder blend was evaluated for angle of repose, bulk density, tapped density, compressibility index, Hausner's ratio and bulkiness. The tablets were evaluated for uniformity of weight, friability test, hardness, drug content, wetting time, water absorption ratio, disintegration time and in vitro dissolution. Higher dissolution rates were achieved in selected batches (A5, B4, C4, and D3) as compared to marketed product. Batch C4 prepared by effervescent approach was found to have the least disintegration time and maximum in vitro dissolution profile. PMID:21928717

Kamboj, Munish; Goyal, Surinder; Rakha, Pankaj; Arora, Gitika; Dureja, Harish; Nagpal, Manju

2011-01-01

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Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Hardware Mario Marino, Gabriel Robins, Kevin Skadron, and Liang Wang  

E-print Network

of automatically translating theoretical computation models into an implementation-ready hardware description computational models, such as the Bounded-Error Quantum Polynomial-Time model employed in quantum computing [2Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Hardware Mario Marino, Gabriel Robins, Kevin Skadron, and Liang

Skadron, Kevin

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An Analysis of Automatic Speech Recognition with Multiple Microphones Davide Marino and Thomas Hain  

E-print Network

substantial, typically error rate increases of more then 20% relative are observed. Microphone arrays can help time noise distortions are attenuated. Many ASR systems have made use of microphone arrays for bothAn Analysis of Automatic Speech Recognition with Multiple Microphones Davide Marino and Thomas Hain

Hain, Thomas

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The effect of OROS methylphenidate on the sleep of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.  

PubMed

We evaluated the effect of OROS methylphenidate (MPH) on sleep quality and architecture in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using both a parental sleep questionnaire and polysomnography. Twenty-four ADHD children who had no comorbid psychiatric or sleep disorders except for oppositional defiant disorder completed the 6-week, prospective, open-label, flexible-dose trial with OROS MPH (Concerta) monotherapy. After OROS MPH administration, the polysomnography data indicated that the percentage of stage 2 sleep was increased (P=0.024) and the Number of Awakenings was decreased (P=0.047). Relative to baseline, Parasomnias of the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire were decreased (P=0.033). Sleep Onset Latency was not changed during the treatment in general, but was increased in six children with subjective sleep difficulties (F(1)=5.832, P=0.025, eta(2)(p)=0.226). Bedtime Resistance and Sleep Onset Delay in Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire were also increased during the treatment with OROS MPH only in individuals with sleep complaints (F1=5.001, P=0.036, eta(2)(p)=0.185; F(1)=7.237, P=0.013, eta(2)(p)=0.248). These results suggest that OROS MPH in open-label treatment does not seem to impair sleep and may even improve some aspects of sleep. PMID:20093941

Kim, Hyo-Won; Yoon, In-Young; Cho, Soo-Churl; Kim, Boong-Nyun; Chung, Seockhoon; Lee, Hyewon; Kim, Chi-Won; Park, Sung-Kun; Yoo, Hee Jeong

2010-03-01

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ADHD Treatment with Once-Daily OROS Methylphenidate: Final Results from a Long-term Open-Label Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: Few studies have assessed effectiveness and tolerability of stimulants when used for prolonged periods in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This article presents final results from an open-label, multisite study of a once-daily formulation of methylphenidate (MPH), OROS[R] MPH. Method: Subjects received OROS…

Wilens, Timothy; McBurnett, Keith; Stein, Mark; Lerner, Marc; Spencer, Thomas; Wolraich, Mark

2005-01-01

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Management of Oro-Nasal Fistula Using Andrew's Bridge: A Case Report.  

PubMed

Oro-nasal fistula is the most common complication following the surgical closure of the cleft palate. Retention is the paramount factor in the successful prosthodontic habilitation of cleft palate patients. Various precision attachments have provided us with the opportunity to make the prosthesis fixed removable type; giving a double advantage to the patient i.e. comfort through fixed type and easy maintenance through removal type. This case report describes a case of oro-nasal fistula habilitated with an obturator attached to Andrew's bridge, which had good retention and esthetics. PMID:25183920

Harish, P V; Bhojaraju, Nandakishore; Sowmya, G R; Gangaiah, Makam

2014-09-01

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“¿De qué color es el oro?: Race, Environment, and the History of Cuban National Music  

E-print Network

KU ScholarWorks | http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu “¿De qué color es el oro?: Race, Environment, and the History of Cuban National Music 2005 by Gregory T. Cushman This work has been made available by the University of Kansas Libraries’ Office... T. “¿De qué color es el oro?: Race, Environment, and the History of Cuban National Music.” Latin American Music Review 26, no.2 (Fall/Winter 2005): 164-194. Published version: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4121677. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku...

Cushman, Gregory T.

2005-01-01

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Risk factors for cancer of the oral cavity and oro-pharynx in Cuba  

Microsoft Academic Search

In terms of worldwide levels, Cuba has an intermediate incidence of cancer of the oral cavity and oro-pharynx. We studied 200 cases of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx, of whom 57 women (median age = 64) and 200 hospital controls, frequency matched with cases by age and sex, in relation to smoking and drinking history, intake of 25

L Fernandez Garrote; R Herrero; R M Ortiz Reyes; S Vaccarella; J Lence Anta; L Ferbeye; N Muñoz; S Franceschi

2001-01-01

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Non-Speech Oro-Motor Exercise Use in Acquired Dysarthria Management: Regimes and Rationales  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Non-speech oro-motor exercises (NSOMExs) are described in speech and language therapy manuals and are thought to be much used in acquired dysarthria intervention, though there is no robust evidence of an influence on speech outcome. Opinions differ as to whether, and for which dysarthria presentations, NSOMExs are appropriate. Aims:…

Mackenzie, Catherine; Muir, Margaret; Allen, Carolyn

2010-01-01

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Time Course of Treatment Effect of OROS[R] Methylphenidate in Children with ADHD  

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Objective: The authors evaluated the time course of the treatment effect of Osmotic-Release Oral System methylphenidate (OROS[R] MPH) HCl (Concerta[R], Raritan, NJ) CII in children with ADHD. Method: Data were combined from two double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over, analog classroom studies in children (9-12 years) with ADHD.…

Armstrong, Robert B.; Damaraju, C. V.; Ascher, Steve; Schwarzman, Lesley; O'Neill, James; Starr, H. Lynn

2012-01-01

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Pharmacokinetic investigation of the absorption of oxprenolol from Oros delivery systems in healthy volunteers  

PubMed Central

1 The absorption kinetics of oxprenolol have been investigated in eight healthy volunteers after single dosing with 16/260 Oros drug delivery systems. Oxprenolol disposition kinetics in individual subjects were estimated from intravenous dose data. 2 Loo-Riegelman analysis of the plasma concentration data indicated an extended duration of drug absorption for the Oros system. Initially, the in vivo absorption rate was similar to the in vitro release rate but after 5-6 h it slowed perceptibly. However, at later times similar in vivo and in vitro rates were again observed. 3 The absolute bioavailabilities for prototype and clinical trial systems were shown to be similar, at approximately 42%, and no significant differences in plasma profiles or pharmacokinetic constants were detected between the two Oros forms. 4 A comparison of plasma concentration data in seven subjects who received the prototype system on two occasions in separate studies indicated a consistent level of drug absorption from this preparation. 5 Approximately 10-15% of the administered dose was found in Oros systems recovered from faeces. The quantity of drug remaining was poorly correlated with the observed areas under the plasma concentration-time curve. PMID:4005118

Bradbrook, I. D.; John, V. A.; Morrison, P. J.; Rogers, H. J.; Spector, R. G.

1985-01-01

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Mechanims of aerosol particle deposition in the Oro-pharynx under non-steady airflow.  

PubMed

Comparison of experimental and computational results of aerosol deposition in the oro-pharyngeal cast of human published recently (Sosnowski TR, Moskal A, Grado? L. (2006) Inhal Toxicol; 18: 773-780) demonstrated the applicability and relevance of considering realistic breathing patterns in analysis of aerosol flow and deposition within the human head airways. This issue is extended in the current paper, focused on a detailed analysis of spatial and temporal distribution of particle deposition in the oro-pharynx during inspiration. CFD modeling was used to determine both the 3D airflow structure and the local particle deposition fluxes at two different inspiratory patterns. Behavior of aerosol (particle size: 0.3-10 micro m, material density: 2200 kg m(-3)) was analyzed applying Lagrangian approach and considering Brownian effects for submicron particles. Results indicate that particles of different sizes are deposited in different parts of the oro-pharynx, depending on the point in the inspiration cycle. Larger particles (3-10 micro m) are separated efficiently in the naso-pharyngeal bend due to inertia, which predominate in the middle phase of inspiration. Submicron particles are deposited more uniformly in the oro-pharyngeal space, and their separation from the air is enhanced in a short transition period between inspiration and expiration. It suggests the importance of mixing of inspired and expired air streams for particle deposition pattern. Comparison of our computational results of deposition to the approximation derived from the in vivo data (Stahlhofen W, Rudolf G, James AC. (1989) J Aerosol Med; 2: 285-308) shows a good agreement for particles, for which the inertia is a predominant mechanism of deposition. The results of this work lead to a more detailed description of the dynamics of oro-pharyngeal aerosol deposition during inspiratory part of the breathing cycle. The recognition of that problem is essential for prediction of toxic or pharmacological local effects of inhaled aerosols. PMID:17041242

Sosnowski, Tomasz R; Moskal, Arkadiusz; Gradon, Leon

2007-01-01

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Comparative study of OROS-MPH and atomoxetine on executive function improvement in ADHD: a randomized controlled trial.  

PubMed

This study aimed to compare the effects of osmotic release oral system-methylphenidate (OROS-MPH) and atomoxetine (ATX) on executive function in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by a randomized controlled trial. Subjects who met DSM-IV ADHD criteria were randomized to receive either OROS-MPH or ATX treatment. The doses were titrated to achieve optimal response and then maintained for 4-6 wk. A battery of executive function tests and the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) were administered to subjects who completed the dose titration (OROS-MPH, n=85; ATX, n=57) at the pre- and post-treatment periods. Forty-six children without ADHD were recruited as controls. Both OROS-MPH and ATX significantly improved scores in the Rey Complex Figure Test (RCFT), digit span, and Stroop color-word task. The scores in RCFT and the reverse digit span were not significantly different from the control group at post-treatment assessment (OROS-MPH=ATX=control, p>0.05), whereas the word interference time of the Stroop test was still more than that of the control group (OROS-MPH=ATX>control, p>0.05). OROS-MPH also significantly improved the total correct response in the verbal fluency test to normal level, and the shifting time in the trail-making test to subnormal level. The current findings suggest both OROS-MPH and ATX improved executive function generally in children and adolescents with ADHD, and could return working memory back to normative performance level. PMID:22017969

Yang, Li; Cao, Qingjiu; Shuai, Lan; Li, Haimei; Chan, Raymond C K; Wang, Yufeng

2012-02-01

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A Randomized, Single-Blind, Substitution Study of OROS Methylphenidate (Concerta) in ADHD Adults Receiving Immediate Release Methylphenidate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The main aim of this study was to examine the efficacy, tolerability, and compliance of an extended-release formulation of methylphenidate (OROS-MPH) in adults with ADHD receiving immediate-release methylphenidate (IR-MPH). Method: Participants were outpatient adults with ADHD who were stable on IR-MPH-administered TID. Participants were randomized (4:1) to equipotent doses of OROS-MPH or to continue IR-MPH and were assessed weekly

Thomas J. Spencer; Eric Mick; Craig B. H. Surman; Paul Hammerness; Robert Doyle; Megan Aleardi; Meghan Kotarski; Courtney G. Williams; Joseph Biederman

2011-01-01

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Randomized, Controlled Trial of OROS Methylphenidate Once a Day in Children With Attention-Deficit\\/Hyperactivity Disorder  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective. A new once-a-day methyl- phenidate (MPH) formulation, Concerta (methylpheni- date HCl) extended-release tablets (OROS MPH), has been developed. This study was conducted to determine the safety and efficacy of OROS MPH in a multicenter, randomized, clinical trial. Methods. Children with attention-deficit\\/hyperactiv- ity disorder (ADHD; n 282), all subtypes, ages 6 to 12 years, were randomized to placebo (n 90),

Mark L. Wolraich; Laurence L. Greenhill; William Pelham; James Swanson; Timothy Wilens; Donna Palumbo; Marc Atkins; Keith McBurnett; Oscar Bukstein; Gerald August

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Lack of association between response of OROS-methylphenidate and norepinephrine transporter (SLC6A2) polymorphism in Korean ADHD  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationship between the five common polymorphisms (rs2242446, rs5568, rs5569, rs998424, and rs1616905) in the norepinephrine transporter (NET) gene and the OROS-methylphenidate response in a medication-naïve Korean attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) sample. One hundred thirty-seven patients with ADHD were recruited from the child and adolescent psychiatric outpatient units. The trial was an eight-week, open-label study of OROS-methylphenidate

Sung Hee Lee; So Won Kim; Min Goo Lee; Ki-Hwan Yook; Laurence L. Greenhill; Kelly N. Frandin; Hyun Ju Hong

2011-01-01

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Multicenter, randomized, open-label study of OROS methylphenidate versus atomoxetine: treatment outcomes in African-American children with ADHD.  

PubMed

The Formal Observation of Concerta versUs Strattera (FOCUS) study was conducted to assess, in children with ADHD, treatment outcomes with Concerta [OROS methylphenidate (MPH)], a once-daily controlled-release medication, and Strattera, (atomoxetine), a selective noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor, Because of the lack of data in minority groups treated for ADHD, the present subgroup analysis was conducted to determine the effectiveness and tolerability of ADHD treatments in African-American patients who were randomized to OROS MPH (n=125) or atomoxetine (n=58) during the FOCUS study. At the end of the study, the mean dose of OROS MPH was 32.8 +/- 10.9 mg and that of atomoxetine was 1.1 +/- 0.4 mg/kg. The results demonstrated that both treatments were associated with significant improvements in ADHD symptoms from baseline; however, patients who received OROS MPH demonstrated significantly greater improvements in total ADHD symptoms, inattentiveness and global improvement. The incidence of adverse events was similar in both treatment groups. OROS MPH and atomoxetine are effective and tolerable in the treatment of African Americans with ADHD, and significantly greater treatment responses were observed in patients receiving OROS MPH compared with those receiving atomoxetine over three weeks. Additional studies are needed to evaluate treatment response in this population. PMID:16350601

Starr, H Lynn; Kemner, Jason

2005-10-01

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Referral delay in diagnosis of oro\\/oropharyngeal cancer in Israel  

Microsoft Academic Search

The delay, stage at diagnosis and referral pattern of 543 oro\\/oropharyngeal cancer patients in Israel were investigated. About two-thirds of the malignancies were diagnosed at early stages. In more than two-thirds there was a delay of at least 2 months from the onset of signs and symptoms up to diagnosis, with a non-significant relationship between stage and delay. A significant

M. Gorsky; D. Dayan

1995-01-01

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Morphogenetic response of cotyledon and leaf explants of melon (Cucumis melo L.) cv. Amarillo Oro  

Microsoft Academic Search

Callus cultures from cotyledon and leaf explants of a Spanish cultivar of melon (Amarillo Oro) were te sted for growth and morphogenic capacity on several culture media with different concentrations of IAA (indole- 3-acetic acid) in combination with 1.0 mg.L -1 BA (6-benzylaminopurine) or 6.0 mg.L -1 KIN (kinetin). The best results were achieved with cotyledon explants. The leaf explants

Fernanda Vidigal Duarte Souza; Begoña Garcia-Sogo; Antonio da Silva Souza; Vicente Moreno

2006-01-01

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Human bite injuries in the oro-facial region at the Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania  

PubMed Central

Background Human bites in the maxillofacial region compromise function and aesthetics, resulting in social and psychological effects. There is paucity of information regarding human bite injuries in Tanzania. The aim of the study was to assess the occurrence, treatment modalities and prognosis of human bite injuries in the oro-facial region at the Muhimbili National Hospital Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Methods In a prospective study the details of patients with human bite injuries in the oro-facial region who attended at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Muhimbili National Hospital between January 2001 and December 2005 were recorded. Data included information on age, sex, site, duration of the injury at the time of reporting to hospital, reasons, details of treatment offered and outcome after treatment. Results A total of 33 patients, 13 males and 20 females aged between 12 and 49 years with human bite injuries in the oro-facial region were treated. Thirty patients presented with clean uninfected wounds while 3 had infected wounds. The most (45.5%) frequently affected site was the lower lip. Treatment offered included thorough surgical cleansing with adequate surgical debridement and primary suturing. Tetanus prophylaxis and a course of broad-spectrum antibiotics were given to all the patients. In 90% of the 30 patients who were treated by suturing, the healing was uneventful with only 10% experiencing wound infection or necrosis. Three patients who presented with wounds that had signs of infection were treated by surgical cleansing with debridement, antibiotics and daily dressing followed by delayed primary suturing. Conclusion Most of the human bite injuries in the oro-facial region were due to social conflicts. Although generally considered to be dirty or contaminated they could be successfully treated by surgical cleansing and primary suture with a favourable outcome. Management of such injuries often need multidisciplinary approach. PMID:18447929

Shubi, Farrid M; Hamza, Omar JM; Kalyanyama, Boniphace M; Simon, Elison NM

2008-01-01

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Paratextos de algunos libros de poesa del Siglo de Oro: estrategias de escritura y poder  

E-print Network

1 Paratextos de algunos libros de poesía del Siglo de Oro: estrategias de escritura y poder «Si las aprobaciones, las dedicatorias, los prólogos diversos y los poemas encomiásticos acompañan el libro hasta su obra, exponiendo a veces teorías poéticas o pautas en las polémicas literarias. Algunos libros de

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Efficacy and tolerability of OROS methylphenidate in Korean children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.  

PubMed

This study evaluated the efficacy and tolerability in the initiation treatment of Concerta (OROS methylphenidate HCl) in Korean children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). One hundred and nineteen children with AD/HD were entered into a multi-center, open-label, four-week trial. The dosage of Concerta was adjusted by the investigators based on symptoms and safety assessments performed on a weekly basis. The safety of the drug and its efficacy for attention, behavior, and cognitive function were assessed. The primary outcome measures for efficacy were the Parent and Teacher IOWA Conners Rating Scales, Peer Interaction Items, and the Clinical Global Impression Scale. Cognitive tests (Continuous Performance Test, Matched Familiar Figure Test, Verbal Fluency Test, and Trail Making Test) were included as the secondary outcome measures. In most participants, OROS methylphenidate was well tolerated. There were significant improvements in attention, behavior, and function as measured by parents, teachers, and investigators. The benefit of the initiation of OROS methylphenidate in children with AD/HD was shown on the cognitive tests as well. These data provide support for the benefit of the once-daily methylphenidate preparation, Concerta in the treatment of Korean children with AD/HD. Children were initiated safely in this short-term trial, and its effectiveness was evident in the behavioral, as well as neuropsychological measurements. PMID:17046131

Lee, Soyoung Irene; Hong, Sungdo David; Kim, Sang-Yeup; Kim, Eui-Jung; Kim, Ji-Hae; Kim, Ji-Hoon; Park, Mi-Kyoung; Park, Sehyeon; Park, Joon-Ho; Oh, Eun-Young; Lim, Tae-Sik; Cheong, Seongshim; Cho, In Hee; Choi, Jee Wook

2007-01-30

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Reconstruction of complex oro-facial defects using the myocutaneous sub-mental artery flap.  

PubMed

Oro-facial defects require reconstruction that provides suitable colour match and texture. Moreover inner and outer cheek lining and bulk are key considerations. In cases of severe oro-facial infections concomitant mandibular abnormality, for example trismus, can mandate the need for tissue to obturate mandibular defects. We assessed the use of the myocutaneous sub-mental artery flap (MSA) in non-oncological patients with such defects. Twenty two consecutive patients were included in this case series. All patients were survivors of Cancrum Oris (NOMA). Demographic details, nutritional status and co-morbidities were recorded. Defects were classified according to the tissues destroyed; cheek, mandible, oral cavity, lip(s), nose and eye(s). Simultaneous procedures carried out were recorded. The surgical anatomy of the MSA is described. All patients had composite defects of the cheek and oral cavity plus another local anatomical structure. Adjunct procedures such as trismus release were carried out in 18/22 patients. Four patients required a return to theatre. There was no trismus recurrence observed. No flap losses were incurred. The MSA is a robust flap with minimal incidence of major complications. The MSA negates the need for microsurgical tissue transfer. Furthermore the MSA provides adequate bulk to obturate these defects. Future applications of the MSA may include complex oro-facial oncological defects. PMID:24209385

Saleh, D B; Fourie, L; Mizen, K D

2014-07-01

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Guidelines and recommendations for assessment of somatosensory function in oro-facial pain conditions--a taskforce report.  

PubMed

The goals of an international taskforce on somatosensory testing established by the Special Interest Group of Oro-facial Pain (SIG-OFP) under the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) were to (i) review the literature concerning assessment of somatosensory function in the oro-facial region in terms of techniques and test performance, (ii) provide guidelines for comprehensive and screening examination procedures, and (iii) give recommendations for future development of somatosensory testing specifically in the oro-facial region. Numerous qualitative and quantitative psychophysical techniques have been proposed and used in the description of oro-facial somatosensory function. The selection of technique includes time considerations because the most reliable and accurate methods require multiple repetitions of stimuli. Multiple-stimulus modalities (mechanical, thermal, electrical, chemical) have been applied to study oro-facial somatosensory function. A battery of different test stimuli is needed to obtain comprehensive information about the functional integrity of the various types of afferent nerve fibres. Based on the available literature, the German Neuropathic Pain Network test battery appears suitable for the study of somatosensory function within the oro-facial area as it is based on a wide variety of both qualitative and quantitative assessments of all cutaneous somatosensory modalities. Furthermore, these protocols have been thoroughly described and tested on multiple sites including the facial skin and intra-oral mucosa. Standardisation of both comprehensive and screening examination techniques is likely to improve the diagnostic accuracy and facilitate the understanding of neural mechanisms and somatosensory changes in different oro-facial pain conditions and may help to guide management. PMID:21241350

Svensson, P; Baad-Hansen, L; Pigg, M; List, T; Eliav, E; Ettlin, D; Michelotti, A; Tsukiyama, Y; Matsuka, Y; Jääskeläinen, S K; Essick, G; Greenspan, J D; Drangsholt, M

2011-05-01

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Radiobiological Studies with Monoenergetic Neutrons E. J. Hall; H. H. Rossi; A. M. Kellerer; L. Goodman; S. Marino  

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. Goodman; S. Marino Radiation Research, Vol. 54, No. 3. (Jun., 1973), pp. 431-443. Stable URL: http://links.jstor by Radiation Research Society. Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use, available at http://www.jstor.org/about/terms.html. JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use

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A population based study of Helicobacter pylori infection in a European country: the San Marino Study. Relations with gastrointestinal diseases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Helicobacter pylori is present worldwide but few large population studies exist on the epidemiology of the infection. A random cross sectional study was performed of H pylori infection in the adult population of San Marino, a European country with high gastric cancer rate, to assess its prevalence and to evaluate its relations with gastrointestinal disease. In 2237 subjects (77% of

G Gasbarrini; S Pretolani; F Bonvicini; M R Gatto; E Tonelli; F Mégraud; K Mayo; G Ghironzi; G Giulianelli; M Grassi

1995-01-01

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A Review of OROS Methylphenidate (Concerta(®)) in the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  

PubMed

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobehavioural disorder with onset during childhood. It affects a child's development, both at home and at school, and impacts on social, emotional and cognitive functioning, in both the home and the school environment. Untreated ADHD is very often associated with poor academic achievement, low occupational status, increased risk of substance abuse and delinquency. Current practice guidelines recommend a multimodal approach in the treatment of ADHD, which includes educational, behavioural and mental health interventions, and pharmacological management. Stimulant medications, including methylphenidate (MPH) and amphetamine products, are recommended as first-line pharmacotherapy in the treatment of ADHD. The choice of stimulant is influenced by several factors; the most influential factor is the duration of action. Long-acting medication provides benefits long after school and work. It also increases the likelihood of once-daily dosing, thereby eliminating the need for mid-day dosing, making the treatment more private, avoiding stigma and improving adherence to medication. MPH is the most widely used psychotropic medication in child psychiatry. It was first developed for use in children as an oral, immediate-release formulation and more recently as various extended-release formulations. These latter formulations include the 12 h preparation Concerta(®) (osmotic-release oral system [OROS] MPH), which utilizes an osmotic pump system, designed to overcome the difficulties of multiple daily dosing. Since it received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration in August 2000, OROS MPH has been quickly and widely accepted as one of the preferred treatments for ADHD because of its once-daily dosing. This paper reviews the data in support of long-acting OROS MPH in children, adolescents and adults, both in ADHD and in association with its comorbidities. PMID:25120227

Katzman, Martin A; Sternat, Tia

2014-11-01

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ADHD Treatment With Once-Daily OROS Methylphenidate: Interim 12Month Results From a Long-Term Open-Label Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveFew treatment studies of attention-deficit\\/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) extend beyond a few months. This article reports an interim analysis of a 24-month study evaluating the 12-month tolerability and effectiveness of a once-daily OROS® formulation of methylphenidate (OROS MPH) in children with ADHD.

TIMOTHY WILENS; WILLIAM PELHAM; MARK STEIN; C. KEITH CONNERS; HOWARD ABIKOFF; MARC ATKINS; GERALD AUGUST; LAURENCE GREENHILL; KEITH MCBURNETT; DONNA PALUMBO; JAMES SWANSON; MARK WOLRAICH

2003-01-01

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Targeted retentive device for oro-dental infections: formulation and development.  

PubMed

Fibers loaded with amoxycillin trihydrate were prepared for oro-dental infections using melt spinning technique. Ethylene vinyl acetate, a biocompatible polymer was used for providing controlled release effect over a period of several days. The fibers were evaluated for in vitro release in alkaline borate buffer pH 8.1 in a biological shaker which was rotated at 50 rpm at 37 degrees C. In situ studies were carried out in continuous flow through apparatus which simulated the conditions of periodontal pocket. Microbiological evaluation was carried out on strains commonly implicated in oro-dental infections namely S. aureus, S. mutans, and Bacteroides cereus. Results of in vitro release studies revealed that the effect was sustained over a period of 6 days and followed Fickian diffusion mechanism. In situ release study samples were well above the minimum inhibitory concentration of the drug. These samples were effective in inhibiting the growth of the above-mentioned strains. The optimized formulation was characterized for general appearance, content uniformity, and SEM. Stability studies carried out on the formulation showed the degradation rate constant value of 2.79 x 10(-4) per day. Retentive fibers were found to be very effective in controlled delivery of amoxycillin, and hence can be feasible alternative to systemic administration. PMID:12787635

Ahuja, A; Ali, J; Sarkar, R; Shareef, A; Khar, R K

2003-06-18

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Sociedad | Alumnos de la UPV y la UV consiguen medalla de oro en b... http://www.panorama-actual.es/noticias/not281007.htm 1 de 3 09/12/2008 15:46  

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Sociedad | Alumnos de la UPV y la UV consiguen medalla de oro en b... http guardia Panorama-Actual > Sociedad > Alumnos de la UPV y la UV consiguen medalla de oro en biología) han obtenido una medalla de oro tras participar en la competición mundial iGEM -international

Fernández de Córdoba, Pedro

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Non-Speech Oro-Motor Exercises in Post-Stroke Dysarthria Intervention: A Randomized Feasibility Trial  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: There has been little robust evaluation of the outcome of speech and language therapy (SLT) intervention for post-stroke dysarthria. Non-speech oro-motor exercises (NSOMExs) are a common component of dysarthria intervention. A feasibility study was designed and executed, with participants randomized into two groups, in one of which…

Mackenzie, C.; Muir, M.; Allen, C.; Jensen, A.

2014-01-01

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A Randomized, Single-Blind, Substitution Study of OROS Methylphenidate (Concerta) in ADHD Adults Receiving Immediate Release Methylphenidate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The main aim of this study was to examine the efficacy, tolerability, and compliance of an extended-release formulation of methylphenidate (OROS-MPH) in adults with ADHD receiving immediate-release methylphenidate (IR-MPH). Method: Participants were outpatient adults with ADHD who were stable on IR-MPH-administered TID. Participants…

Spencer, Thomas J.; Mick, Eric; Surman, Craig B. H.; Hammerness, Paul; Doyle, Robert; Aleardi, Megan; Kotarski, Meghan; Williams, Courtney G.; Biederman, Joseph

2011-01-01

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Differences in myosin composition between human oro-facial, masticatory and limb muscles: enzyme-, immunohisto-and biochemical studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Immunohistochemistry was used to determine the myosin composition of defined fibre types of three embryologically different adult muscles, the oro-facial, masseter and limb muscles. In addition, the myosin composition in whole muscle specimens was analysed with biochemical methods. Both similarities and differences between muscles in the content of myosin heavy chains and myosin light chains were found. Nevertheless, each muscle

P. Stål; P.-O. Eriksson; S. Schiaffino; G. S. Butler-Browne; L.-E. Thornell

1994-01-01

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Oro-dental health in children with chronic renal failure and after renal transplantation: a clinical review  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a consequence of chronic renal failure (CRF) and its treatment, a number of oro-dental changes occur that persist after the end-stage is reached. An early effect is enamel hypoplasia due to a defect of enamel development and mineralisation. This is usually reparable to a high aesthetic standard using dental composite filling material. Children with CRF have significantly less dental

Victoria S. Lucas; Graham J. Roberts

2005-01-01

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Dentists' Preferences for Diagnosis, Management and Referral of Chronic Oro-Facial Pain: Results from a National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Aim: To explore the diagnosis, treatment and referral patterns of chronic oro-facial pain patients by generalist primary care dentists (GDPs) in the UK. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted using a non-stratified random sample of 500 GDPs who were selected from the General Dental Council register. A self-complete postal questionnaire…

Aggarwal, Vishal R.; Joughin, Amy; Zakrzewska, Joanna; Appelbe, Priscilla; Tickle, Martin

2012-01-01

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Evaluation of oro-facial function in young subjects with temporomandibular disorders.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to evaluate bite force (BF) and oro-facial functions at different dentition phases (initial-mixed, intermediate-mixed, final-mixed and permanent dentition) in children and adolescents diagnosed with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). The sample was selected from four public schools in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. Of the 289 participants recruited, aged 8-14 years old, 46 were placed into the TMD group. TMD was diagnosed using Axis I of the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (2011). Oro-facial functions were evaluated using the Nordic Orofacial Test-Screening (NOT-S), which involves both an interview and a clinical examination. BF was measured using a digital gnathodynamometer. Age and body mass index (BMI) were also considered. The data were analysed by the following tests: Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Student's t-test, Spearman and Pearson coefficients, Qui-square test, Fisher's exact or binomial test, as indicated. Moreover, univariate and multivariable logistic regression were applied. For the TMD group, scores associated with NOT-S interview and NOT-S total were higher than for the control group (P = 0.033 and P = 0.0062, respectively). No differences in BF between genders or groups (P > 0.05) were detected. Variables included in the multivariate logistic regression were BMI and NOT-S total. Based on this analysis, NOT-S total was associated with TMDs. Reported sensory function was the specific domain within NOT-S interview that established the significant difference between the groups (P = 0.021). The TMD group also had a greater number of alterations in the face-at-rest domain of the NOT-S exam (P = 0.007). Concluding, it did not detect an association between TMDs and either dentition phase or BF. Instead, BF correlated with age and BMI. Oro-facial dysfunction was associated with TMD in the studied sample, but this association may be bidirectional, requiring further researches. PMID:24661101

Kobayashi, F Y; Gavião, M B D; Montes, A B M; Marquezin, M C S; Castelo, P M

2014-07-01

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Dynamic response to valley breeze circulation in Santa María del Oro, a volcanic lake in Mexico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper discusses the dynamic response to valley breeze circulation in Santa Maria del Oro, a volcanic lake in Mexico. Hourly records of wind measurements were used to construct a hydrodynamical model of the level fluctuations of the lake's water as well as integrated drift currents. The calculations show that the valley breeze circulation stimulates barotropic seiches in the lake with a period of 2.6 minutes and maximal level in the southwest part up to 18 mm. The drift current form two circulating rings having an opposite directions: anticyclonical in northern part of the lake and cyclonical in the southern. At the external edge of these rings the current speed can reach 20 cm/s. The measurements have shown that most part of the year the lake is strongly stratified. The maximal vertical temperature gradients are over 1°C/m in November and August, in a layer of 17-20 m.

Serrano, David; Filonov, Anatoliy; Tereshchenko, Irina

2002-07-01

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The Holocene history of Oro Lake, one of the western Canada's longest continuous lacustrine records  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the past decade, there have been significant advances in our understanding of the Holocene history of the Great Plains region of western Canada. However, despite this increased interest, paleolimnological research is limited by a paucity of study sites with relatively long, uninterrupted stratigraphic sequences. To date, only three Canadian Great Plains lakes have provided complete, uninterrupted sequences spanning the past 10,000 years. Oro Lake is one of these. Oro Lake is small, perennial, and saline. It occupies a topographically closed basin on the Missouri Coteau in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. Its 10,000-year stratigraphic sequence consists mainly of well-bedded, calcareous, and gypsiferous clayey silts. A short-lived early Holocene freshwater siliciclastic-dominated lake occupied the newly formed basin immediately after deglaciation. At ˜9300 BP, limnological conditions changed dramatically and abruptly. Since then, alkaline, high-salinity brines with high Mg/Ca ratios have prevailed. Stable meromictic conditions existed from about 9300 to ˜7400 BP, with maximum salinities (>75 ppt) occurring at 8300 BP. About 7400 years ago, gradually increasing aridity during the mid-Holocene resulted in increased eolian sedimentation, reorganization of the groundwater influx, and occasional breakdown of meromixis. About 4000 BP, the lake returned to a mainly stratified water column with subaqueous soluble salts being precipitated from the monimolimnion, and aragonite and Mg-carbonates being generated from the mixolimnion. During the most recent 1000 years, periodic hypersaline conditions became more common, coincident with decreased concentrations of Ca 2+ and complimentary increased proportions of Mg 2+ and Na + ions.

Last, William M.; Vance, Robert E.

2002-04-01

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Evolution of developmental pattern for vertebrate dentitions: an oro-pharyngeal specific mechanism.  

PubMed

Classically the oral dentition with teeth regulated into a successional iterative order was thought to have evolved from the superficial skin denticles migrating into the mouth at the stage when jaws evolved. The canonical view is that the initiation of a pattern order for teeth at the mouth margin required development of a sub-epithelial, permanent dental lamina. This provided regulated tooth production in advance of functional need, as exemplified by the Chondrichthyes. It had been assumed that teeth in the Osteichthyes form in this way as in tetrapods. However, this has been shown not to be true for many osteichthyan fish where a dental lamina of this kind does not form, but teeth are regularly patterned and replaced. We question the evolutionary origin of pattern information for the dentition driven by new morphological data on spatial initiation of skin denticles in the catshark. We review recent gene expression data for spatio-temporal order of tooth initiation for Scyliorhinus canicula, selected teleosts in both oral and pharyngeal dentitions, and Neoceratodus forsteri. Although denticles in the chondrichthyan skin appear not to follow a strict pattern order in space and time, tooth replacement in a functional system occurs with precise timing and spatial order. We suggest that the patterning mechanism observed for the oral and pharyngeal dentition is unique to the vertebrate oro-pharynx and independent of the skin system. Therefore, co-option of a successional iterative pattern occurred in evolution not from the skin but from mechanisms existing in the oro-pharynx of now extinct agnathans. PMID:21328527

Fraser, Gareth J; Smith, Moya Meredith

2011-03-15

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Team approach concept in management of oro-facial clefts: a survey of Nigerian practitioners  

PubMed Central

Background Cleft palate craniofacial teams have evolved across the globe in the last 20 years in compliance with the interdisciplinary concept of management of oro-facial clefts. An interdisciplinary care allows a coordinated treatment protocol for the patient. The objective of this study was to evaluate oro-facial cleft care in Nigeria with particular emphasis on the compliance of the practitioners to the team approach concept. Methods A snapshot survey was conducted among specialists that attended the Pan African Congress on Cleft Lip and Palate, at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria in February 2007. Result Sixty three respondents successfully completed and returned the questionnaire for analysis. Mean age of respondents was 43.5 years and the range was 38–62 years. Male to female ratio was 2.7:1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons constituted the majority of respondents (38.1% and 22.2%) respectively. Only 47.6% (n = 30) of the specialists belonged to cleft teams. Majority of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons belonged to cleft teams (70% and 63.3% respectively) while speech pathologists and orthodontists were less represented (20% and 36.7% respectively) in teams. Conclusion Findings from this study suggests that interdisciplinary care for the cleft patient does not appear to have been fully embraced in Nigeria. This may be a result of several reasons ranging from non availability of the requisite specialists, the relatively young age of cleft care practice in this part of the world to the poor state of infrastructure. PMID:19426559

Akinmoladun, Victor I; Obimakinde, Obitade S

2009-01-01

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A pilot study: differential effects of methylphenidate-OROS on working memory and attention functions in children with attention-deficit\\/hyperactivity disorder with and without behavioural comorbidities  

Microsoft Academic Search

To examine the effects of methylphenidate-OROS (MPH-OROS) on working memory (WM) and attention functions in children with\\u000a attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and to investigate whether there is a differential effect in ADHD children\\u000a with (ADHD+) and without (ADHD?) behavioural comorbidities. Participants included a clinic referred sample of 12 stimulant\\u000a naïve school-aged children with a diagnosis of combined ADHD according to

Belén Rubio; Sergio Hernández; Emilio Verche; Raquel Martín; Pedro González-Pérez

2011-01-01

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Genealoga y poltica en el Siglo de Oro : el Libro Verde de Aragn Monique Combescure-Thiry  

E-print Network

1 Genealogía y política en el Siglo de Oro : el Libro Verde de Aragón Monique Combescure-Thiry LEMSO (FRAMESPA), Université Toulouse II ­ Le Mirail I ­ Introducción : El Libro Verde de Aragón En toda sociedad aragonesa de la época, la difusión de una obra manuscrita, conocida bajo el nombre de Libro Verde

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Video endoscopic oro-nasal visualisation of the anterior wall of maxillary sinus: a new technique.  

PubMed

The anterior wall of the maxillary sinus represents a blind spot in maxillary sinus endoscopic surgery because of the absence of proper visualisation and instrumentation to reach it. The aim of this study was to validate a new approach through the oral cavity into the nose with a flexible video endoscope (oro-nasal endoscopic approach; ONEA) to visualise the entire anterior maxillary wall including the anteromedial angle. We started from a dried bone cadaver model, and then dissected fresh-frozen cadavers. The maxillary sinus was explored with a rigid and a flexible endoscope entering from the nose. Next, a flexible endoscope was introduced through the mouth and back up through the choana, it accessed the maxillary middle antrostomy, entering inside the sinus and looking at the anterior wall. A small ruler inserted inside the sinus demonstrated all the angles visualised. The new ONEA technique allows complete visualisation of the anterior wall of the maxillary sinus with inspection of all blind spots. It is therefore possible to detect lesions that would normally not be visible with a normal rigid endoscope. We demonstrate the validity of a novel technique that allows visualisation of the infero-medial angle of the anterior wall of the maxillary sinus. PMID:25210220

Trimarchi, M; Tomazic, P V; Bertazzoni, G; Rathburn, A; Bussi, M; Stammberger, H

2014-08-01

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Automatische Impedantie Manometrie (AIM): objectieve diagnostiek van oro-faryngale dysfagie.  

PubMed

AUTOMATED IMPEDANCE MANOMETRY (AIM): OBJECTIVE DIAGNOSIS OF OROPHARYNGEAL DYSPHAGIA: This review article aims to demonstrate the clinical potential of Automated Impedance Manometry (AIM) as a new, non-radiological technique for screening and diagnosis of oro-pharyngeal dysphagia. An integrated - rather than separate - analysis of pressure and impedance patterns generated in the pharynx when swallowing a food bolus, can be a useful complement to the radiological investigations considered as gold standard today. Major advantages are the objective nature of this technique and the fully automated calculation of various swallow parameters. A global measure of swallowing function can be derived (a Swallow Risk Index, SRI) and is related to (the severity of) the risk of aspiration and the presence of pharyngeal post-swallow residue. It was shown that aspiration on videofluoroscopy was accurately detected by using AIM with a sensitivity of 0.88 and a specificity of 0.96. AIM analysis can be performed quickly and is reliable in the hands of different end users. Various parameters are sufficiently sensitive to detect changes in bolus consistency and - as was recently found - are influenced by swallowing manoeuvers. Furthermore, different patterns of deviant swallow parameters can be found in different patient populations. Whether this observation can provide specific diagnoses and - as a consequence - more targeted treatments is currently under investigation. PMID:25273852

Rommel, N; Denys, S; Liesenborghs, C; Scheerens, C; Selleslagh, M; Goeleven, A; Vanbeckevoort, D; Omari, T; Tack, J; Dejaeger, E

2014-10-01

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Lansoprazole oro-dispersible tablet : pharmacokinetics and therapeutic use in acid-related disorders.  

PubMed

Lansoprazole is an H+, K+-adenosine triphosphatase proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used for management of acid-related disorders. Lansoprazole has been reformulated as an oro-dispersible tablet (LODT) that quickly dissolves in the mouth without water. In healthy adults the safety and bioavailability of LODT 15-30 mg, taken without water or dispersed in water, were found to be comparable with those of lansoprazole 15-30 mg capsules. Moreover, the bioavailability of LODT administered without water has been found to be similar to that of water-dispersed LODT given via a nasogastric tube. In a clinical study, the vast majority of patients found the mouth feel of LODT acceptable and almost all found it easy to take. A comparison of LODT with esomeprazole in a small group of patients with non-erosive reflux disease showed similar decreases in symptoms from baseline and no significant difference between groups. In conclusion, LODT is effective, bioequivalent to the capsule formulation and acceptable to patients. LODT offers an alternative dose administration method to all patients requiring a PPI, especially those who have difficulty swallowing, and may increase patient convenience and compliance. PMID:15977971

Baldi, Fabio

2005-01-01

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A fault-tolerant modular control approach to multi-robot perimeter patrol Alessandro Marino, Lynne E. Parker, Gianluca Antonelli, Fabrizio Caccavale and Stefano Chiaverini  

E-print Network

is focused on a a behavior-based approach to the problem of the multi-robot border patrollingA fault-tolerant modular control approach to multi-robot perimeter patrol Alessandro Marino, Lynne of the multi-robot patrolling problem. Along these directions, our approach has been validated in simulation

Parker, Lynne E.

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Late Holocene Sediment Study From Santa María del Oro Crater Lake, Nayarit, México, Using Environmental Magnetism  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The lake is located near the Pacific coast of Mexico, at the western end of the Trans Mexican Volcanic Belt. It is a deep lake (ca. 65 m) with steep sides and only a small bay (Agua Caliente) has shallower water (ca. 12 m). Four parallel cores between 4 and 9 m long were recovered in March 2002 from this shallower area. Sediments are characterized by alternated laminations (few millimeters to 2 cm) of sand, brown silt, green silt, reddish silt, ochre silt, and peat. The 14-C dated sequence spans the last ca. 2,600 yrs. Given this age, it is possible that each set of laminations represent annual sedimentation cycles. The record is a potential high- resolution archive of environmental and climatic variability for western Mexico for late Holocene. Magnetic measurements of susceptibility along the cores show a high variability in the concentration of magnetic mineralogy. Different magnetic and non-magnetic properties show two sets of facies in relation to its magnetic mineralogy; one group composed by sand, brown silt, green silt and peat has the magnetite and Ti-magnetite as the principal magnetic phase; the second group, composed by reddish and ochre silt, has a low Ti magnetite component and siderite, as the principal paramagnetic component. The effects of climatic variations such as the drought occurred in the archeological Classic period (100 - 900 dC), the Medieval Warm Period (950 - 1350 dC), the Little Ice Age (1400 - 1800 dC), and the droughts over the last 700 years, documented in sites along central Mexico, are recognized in the magnetic mineralogy of Santa Maria del Oro.

Vazquez, G.; Ortega, B.; Rodriguez, A.

2007-05-01

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Novel expression and transcriptional regulation of FoxJ1 during oro-facial morphogenesis.  

PubMed

Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) patients with PITX2 point mutations exhibit a wide range of clinical features including mild craniofacial dysmorphism and dental anomalies. Identifying new PITX2 targets and transcriptional mechanisms are important to understand the molecular basis of these anomalies. Chromatin immunoprecipitation assays demonstrate PITX2 binding to the FoxJ1 promoter and PITX2C transgenic mouse fibroblasts and PITX2-transfected cells have increased endogenous FoxJ1 expression. FoxJ1 is expressed at embryonic day 14.5 (E14.5) in early tooth germs, then down-regulated from E15.5-E17.5 and re-expressed in the inner enamel epithelium, oral epithelium, tongue epithelium, sub-mandibular salivary gland and hair follicles during E18.5 and neonate day 1. FoxJ1 and Pitx2 exhibit overlapping expression patterns in the dental and oral epithelium. PITX2 activates the FoxJ1 promoter and, Lef-1 and beta-catenin interact with PITX2 to synergistically regulate the FoxJ1 promoter. FoxJ1 physically interacts with the PITX2 homeodomain to synergistically regulate FoxJ1, providing a positive feedback mechanism for FoxJ1 expression. Furthermore, FoxJ1, PITX2, Lef-1 and beta-catenin act in concert to activate the FoxJ1 promoter. The PITX2 T68P ARS mutant protein physically interacts with FoxJ1; however, it cannot activate the FoxJ1 promoter. These data indicate a mechanism for the activity of the ARS mutant proteins in specific cell types and provides a basis for craniofacial/ tooth anomalies observed in these patients. These data reveal novel transcriptional mechanisms of FoxJ1 and demonstrate a new role of FoxJ1 in oro-facial morphogenesis. PMID:18723525

Venugopalan, Shankar R; Amen, Melanie A; Wang, Jianbo; Wong, Leeyean; Cavender, Adriana C; D'Souza, Rena N; Akerlund, Mikael; Brody, Steve L; Hjalt, Tord A; Amendt, Brad A

2008-12-01

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Formulation, development, and performance evaluation of metoclopramide HCl oro-dispersible sustained release tablet.  

PubMed

The present study was undertaken to develop and evaluate an oro-dispersible, sustained release tablet of metoclopramide HCl. The technology was comprised of developing sustained release microparticles, and compression of resultant microspheres into a fast dispersible tablet by direct compression. The microspheres of metoclopramide HCl were prepared by an emulsification-solvent evaporation method using ethylcellulose as the matrix polymer. The prepared microspheres were evaluated for morphology, particle size, entrapment efficiency, and in vitro drug release characteristics. Scanning electron microscopy demonstrated spherical particles with a mean diameter of 81.27 ± 5.87 ?m and the drug encapsulation efficiency was found to be 70.15 ± 3.06%. The process and formulation variables such as rotation speed, polymer concentration, and drug concentration influenced the drug encapsulation efficiency and in vitro drug release. Optimized microspheres were compressed into tablets which were comprised of metoclopramide HCl microspheres, 53% (w/v) of D-mannitol granules, 7% (w/w) of Polyplasdone XL 10, and 0.5% (w/w) of calcium stearate. The tablets demonstrated a hardness of 59 ± 3 N, friability of 0.21% and disintegration time of 27 ± 3 sec. The formulations were subjected to stability studies as per ICH guidelines and were found to be stable after a 6 month study. In vivo experiments conducted in rats demonstrated that a constant level of metoclopramide HCl in plasma could be maintained for up to 20 h at a suitable concentration for antiemetic activity. An appropriate combination of excipients made it possible to obtain orally disintegrating sustained release tablets of metoclopramide HCl using simple and conventional techniques. PMID:22076769

Kasliwal, Nikhil; Negi, Jeetendra Singh; Jugran, Vandana; Jain, Rahul

2011-10-01

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A Multicenter, Open-Label Trial to Evaluate the Quality of Life in Adults with ADHD Treated with Long-Acting Methylphenidate (OROS MPH): Concerta Quality of Life (CONQoL) Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The available literature provides few studies on the effectiveness of methylphenidate in improving quality of life in individuals with ADHD. Objective: To assess the effectiveness of Methyphenidate OROS formulation (OROS MPH) through QoL in adults with ADHD. Method: A 12-week, multicenter, open-label trial involving 60 patients was used. The…

Mattos, Paulo; Rodrigues Louza, Mario; Fernandes Palmini, Andre Luis; de Oliveira, Irismar Reis; Lopes Rocha, Fabio

2013-01-01

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Risk factors for cancer of the oral cavity and oro-pharynx in Cuba.  

PubMed

In terms of worldwide levels, Cuba has an intermediate incidence of cancer of the oral cavity and oro-pharynx. We studied 200 cases of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx, of whom 57 women (median age = 64) and 200 hospital controls, frequency matched with cases by age and sex, in relation to smoking and drinking history, intake of 25 foods or food groups, indicators of oral hygiene and sexual activity, and history of sexually transmitted diseases. Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were obtained from unconditional multiple logistic regressions and adjusted for age, sex, area of residence, education, and smoking and drinking habits. In the multivariate model, high educational level and white-collar occupation, but not white race, were associated with halving of oral cancer risk. Smoking > or =30 cigarettes per day showed an OR of 20.8 (95% CI: 8.9-48.3), similar to smoking > or =4 cigars daily (OR = 20.5). Drinking > or = 70 alcoholic drinks per week showed an OR of 5.7 (95% CI: 1.8-18.5). Hard liquors were by far the largest source of alcohol. Increased risk was associated with the highest tertile of intake for maize (OR = 1.9), meat (OR = 2.2) and ham and salami (OR = 2.0), whereas high fruit intake was associated with significantly decreased risk (OR = 0.4). Among indicators of dental care, number of missing teeth and poor general oral condition at oral inspection showed ORs of 2.7 and 2.6, respectively. Number of sexual partners, marriages or contacts with prostitutes, practice of oral sex and history of various sexually transmitted diseases, including genital warts, were not associated with oral cancer risk. 82% of oral cancer cases in Cuba were attributable to tobacco smoking, 19% to smoking cigars or pipe only. The fractions attributable to alcohol drinking (7%) and low fruit intake (11%) were more modest. Thus, decreases in cigarette and cigar smoking are at present the key to oral cancer prevention in Cuba. PMID:11437401

Garrote, L F; Herrero, R; Reyes, R M; Vaccarella, S; Anta, J L; Ferbeye, L; Muñoz, N; Franceschi, S

2001-07-01

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Magnetic Mineralogy as Indicator of dry Conditions in Lacustrine Sediments From Santa María del Oro, Nayarit, Central Mexico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Combined magnetic and geochemical analysis were conducted on laminated sediments from Santa Maria del Oro, a crater lake in Nayarit (Mexico), to build up a model of paleoenvironmental conditions for the late Holocene. The occurrence of a severe drought at the end of the archeological Classic period (100 - 900 AD) has been documented in sites of central Mexico (Zirahuen lake and Lerma basin), the Gulf of Mexico coast (Los Tuxtlas) and the Yucatan peninsula. The effects of this climatic event are considered to have stressed the social and political situation in the Yucatan area and other sites in Mesoamerica, and resulted in the "collapse" of the Maya civilization. Santa Maria del Oro sediments between ca. 600 - 1140 AD are characterized by repeated sequences of ocher silt laminae with high inorganic carbon content, authigenic siderite, and low concentration of SD magnetic minerals, followed upward by an increase of concentrations of fine grained SD and SP ferrimagnetic minerals in brown silt laminae. This sequence is considered to represent dissolution-precipitation cycles of magnetic minerals in low erosion, concentrated waters and anoxic water-sediment interface environments. Dissolution of magnetite occurs in reductive conditions, which are considered as warmer and dryer periods. Above the ocher silt, precipitation of fine grained magnetite occurs when conditions change to oxic environments. Ostracode C and O isotopy document a negative precipitation/evaporation balance during this time period.

Ortega, B.; Vazquez, G.; Rodriguez, A.

2007-05-01

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Contrast of Hemispheric Lateralization for Oro-Facial Movements between Learned Attention-Getting Sounds and Species-Typical Vocalizations in Chimpanzees: Extension in a Second Colony  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies involving oro-facial asymmetries in nonhuman primates have largely demonstrated a right hemispheric dominance for communicative signals and conveyance of emotional information. A recent study on chimpanzee reported the first evidence of significant left-hemispheric dominance when using attention-getting sounds and rightward bias for…

Wallez, Catherine; Schaeffer, Jennifer; Meguerditchian, Adrien; Vauclair, Jacques; Schapiro, Steven J.; Hopkins, William D.

2012-01-01

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An Analysis of Patient Adherence to Treatment during a 1-Year, Open-Label Study of OROS[R] Methylphenidate in Children with ADHD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: Treatment adherence is an important aspect of ADHD symptom management, but there are many factors that may influence adherence. Method: This analysis assessed adherence to OROS methylphenidate during a 1-year, open-label study in children. Adherence was defined as the number of days medication was taken divided by the number of days in…

Faraone, Stephen V.; Biederman, Joseph; Zimmerman, Brenda

2007-01-01

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Parental perceived benefits of OROS-methylphenidate treatment for the child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and for parents themselves.  

PubMed

Given the shortage of studies on parental perceived benefits of OROS-methylphenidate treatment in Asian populations, we assessed parental response to OROS-methylphenidate treatment of Korean children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), in relation to children's academic performance and behavioral symptoms as well as parental rearing stress and depressive symptoms.We enrolled 132 medication-naïve children with ADHD into a multicenter, open-label, 12-week trial of OROS-MPH. The outcome measures were the ADHD rating scale-IV (ADHD-RS), the comprehensive attention test and academic performance rating scale, and the clinical global impression (CGI)-severity/improvement instrument (for the children) and Beck depression inventory and parenting stress index (for their parents).We found parent-perceived improvements in children's ADHD-related behavioral symptoms and academic function and their parents' depressive symptoms and parenting stress. Investigator-rated ADHD symptoms and subjects' neuropsychological function were also improved (p<0.001).Parents of Korean children with ADHD perceive that OROS-methylphenidate treatment improves their children's academic function and behavior as well as their own child-rearing stress and emotional state. These findings must be interpreted with caution, due to a non-comparative open-label trial. PMID:23364873

Kim, J-W; Park, S; Kim, B-N; Shin, M-S; Cho, S-C; Kim, J-H; Son, J-W; Shin, Y-M; Chung, U-S; Han, D-H

2013-06-01

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Mass population screening for celiac disease in children: the experience in Republic of San Marino from 1993 to 2009  

PubMed Central

Background Prevalence of celiac disease in developed countries is assessed about 1:100–1:150. The real prevalence is unknown because mass screenings are expensive and difficult to organize. Moreover celiac disease can affect people at every age and studies on asymptomatic subjects at different ages are not comparable. In this study we wanted to know the real prevalence of celiac disease in children in the Republic of San Marino. We also analysed concordance of different tests used and costs of mass screening. Methods The study started in 1993. From 1993 to 1997 children aged 6, 10 and 14 were screened. Since 1997 only children aged 6 were monitored, in order to have a homogeneous population. In fact, every child born since 1980 was taken into account. Children were recruited by classroom lists of students for general paediatric examination. Until 2005 the screening test was based on dosage of antibodies anti-gliadin (AGA) IgA and IgG on venous blood. Since 2006 these tests were replaced by anti-transglutaminase IgA antibodies (ATTG). Anti-endomysial antibodies (EMA) were performed if result of any between either AGA or ATTG tests was positive or borderline; if EMA was positive, then an endoscopy with histological examination was performed to confirm the final diagnosis. Results Attendance to paediatric examination was 96%, submission to blood test was 87%. 42 on 5092 (0,8%; 1:125) children resulted affected by celiac disease. Histology always confirmed diagnosis by serology except for two cases. AGA test (until 2005) yielded 28 on 4304 (0,7% 1:143); ATTG test (since 2006) revealed 14 positive cases on 788 (1,8%; 1:55) leading to a larger percentage of diagnosis. EMA antibodies always confirmed positivity of ATTG. Conclusions Prevalence of celiac disease in children of Republic of San Marino is comparable to other North-European Countries. Sensitivity of ATTG proved much higher than that of anti-gliadin antibodies. Concordance between ATTG and EMA was 100%. Concordance between serology and histology was approximately 100%. Cost of screening was yearly about 5000 euros (250 children screened every year). PMID:24152602

2013-01-01

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Sustained safety and efficacy of once-daily hydromorphone extended-release (OROS® hydromorphone ER) compared with twice-daily oxycodone controlled-release over 52 weeks in patients with moderate to severe chronic noncancer pain.  

PubMed

Once-daily hydromorphone extended-release (OROS(®) hydromorphone ER) and oxycodone controlled-release (CR) are semisynthetic, ER opioid analgesics with established efficacy. An open-label, randomized, 24-week, parallel group, flexible-dose study demonstrated noninferiority of OROS hydromorphone ER vs. twice-daily oxycodone CR in patients with chronic noncancer pain. In total, 112 patients were enrolled in a 28-week, open-label extension study; 60 patients received OROS hydromorphone ER and 52 received oxycodone CR. The primary efficacy measure was the change from baseline to Weeks 38 and 52 in Brief Pain Inventory item "pain right now." Global assessments of efficacy, dosing convenience, and tolerability were secondary endpoints. Mean change in "pain right now" from baseline to Week 38 was -3.0 (OROS hydromorphone ER) vs. -2.8 (oxycodone CR), and from baseline to Week 52 was -2.9 vs. -2.8; these changes were similar to the changes in the core phase (-2.1 vs. -2.1). Similar improvements were demonstrated for secondary assessments, including pain, pain interference, and quality of life. At Week 52, global assessment of efficacy was rated as "very good" or "good" by the majority of patients (OROS hydromorphone ER, 91.7%; oxycodone CR, 86.5%). More patients in the OROS hydromorphone ER group (35.0% vs. 21.2%) assessed mode of drug intake as "very convenient." The majority of patients receiving OROS hydromorphone ER (88.3%) and oxycodone CR (88.5%) rated tolerability as "good" or "very good" at Week 52; few patients discontinued treatment because of an adverse event (1.6% vs. 0.4%, respectively). The effectiveness of OROS hydromorphone ER and oxycodone CR was maintained through 1 year. PMID:22510252

Richarz, Ute; Waechter, Sandra; Sabatowski, Rainer; Szczepanski, Leszek; Binsfeld, Heinrich

2013-01-01

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Tolerability and effects of OROS ® MPH (Concerta ® ) on functioning, severity of disease and quality of life in children and adolescents with ADHD: results from a prospective, non-interventional trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

Attention-deficit\\/hyperactivity disorder may have substantial impact on family life, peer interactions, and quality of life.\\u000a Stimulants are recommended as first-line pharmacotherapy for ADHD. OROS® MPH (Concerta®) is a long-acting preparation with duration of effect for up to 12 h. In this 8-week, prospective, open-label, non-interventional\\u000a trial the impact of therapy with OROS® MPH on functioning in four different areas of life

Martin Gerwe; Kirsten Stollhoff; Jacek Mossakowski; Hans-Juergen Kuehle; Ulrich Goertz; Christopher Schaefer; Manuela Bogdanow; Steffen Heger

2009-01-01

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Dose Conversion and Titration with a Novel, Once-Daily, OROS ® Osmotic Technology, Extended-Release Hydromorphone Formulation in the Treatment of Chronic Malignant or Nonmalignant Pain  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this open-label, repeated-dose, single-treatment, multicenter study was to evaluate the outcomes associated with a standardized conversion from prior opioid therapy to a novel, once-daily, OROS® osmotic technology, extended-release (ER) hydromorphone formulation in an outpatient population with chronic malignant or nonmalignant pain. The study period was divided into 3 phases: the prior opioid stabilization phase (?3 days), the

Mark Palangio; Donald W Northfelt; Russell K Portenoy; Daniel Brookoff; Ralph T Doyle; Bruce E Dornseif; Michael C Damask

2002-01-01

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Titrating Optimal Dose of Osmotic-Controlled Release Oral Delivery (OROS)-Methylphenidate and Its Efficacy and Safety in Korean Children with ADHD: A Multisite Open Labeled Study  

PubMed Central

Objective This study was aimed to determine effectiveness and tolerability of Osmotic-controlled Release Oral delivery (OROS) methylphenidate (MPH) and its optimal dose administered openly over a period of up to 12 weeks in drug naïve Korean children with ADHD. Methods Subjects (n=143), ages 6 to 18-years, with a clinical diagnosis of any subtype of ADHD were recruited from 7 medical centers in Korea. An individualized dose of OROS-MPH was determined for each subject depending on the response criteria. The subjects were assessed with several symptom rating scales in week 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12. Results 77 of 116 subjects (66.4%) achieved the criteria for response and the average of optimal daily dose for response was to 30.05±12.52 mg per day (0.90±0.31 mg/kg/d) at the end of the study. Optimal dose was not significantly different between ADHD subtypes, whereas, significant higher dose was needed in older aged groups than younger groups. The average of optimal daily dose for response for the subjects aged above 12 years old was 46.38±15.52 per day (0.81±0.28 mg/kg/d) compared to younger groups (p<0.01). No serious adverse effects were reported and the dose did not have a significant effect on adverse effects. Conclusion Optimal mean dose of OROS-MPH was significantly different by age groups. Higher dose was needed in older aged groups than younger groups. Effectiveness and tolerability of OROS-MPH in symptoms of ADHD is sustained for up to 12 weeks. PMID:22993525

Song, Dong-Ho; Choi, Soul; Joung, Yoo Sook; Ha, Eun Hye; Kim, Boong-Nyun; Shin, Yee-Jin; Shin, Dongwon; Yoo, Hee Jeong

2012-01-01

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The clinical impact of switching attention deficit hyperactivity disorder patients from OROS®-MPH to Novo-MPH ER-C®: A paediatric practice review  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: In Canada, novo-methylphenidate extended-release capsules (Novo-MPH ER-C, Novopharm Limited, Canada) was approved as being bioequivalent to a current first-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), CONCERTA (OROS-MPH, Janssen Inc, Canada). The present practice review was undertaken to determine whether bioequivalence of these products translates into therapeutic equivalence. METHODS: The present study was a retrospective, single-centre, observational review of consecutive paediatric ADHD patients prescribed OROS-MPH during a seven-month period. RESULTS: Of the 53 patients who had been switched to the bioequivalent product, 87% destabilized and 43% indicated a shorter duration of effect. In comparison, of those who never tried the second entry medication, only 26% destabilized. Qualitative data indicated differences with regard to side effects, efficacy and duration of effect. CONCLUSIONS: The present retrospective study indicated that Novo-MPH ER-C is not therapeutically equivalent to OROS-MPH. Once an individual with ADHD is effectively managed, disruption of their treatment should be avoided. PMID:24421659

van Stralen, Judy PM

2013-01-01

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Movement of water through the thick unsaturated zone underlying Oro Grande and Sheep Creek Washes in the western Mojave Desert, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Previous studies indicate that a small quantity of recharge occurs from infiltration of streamflow in intermittent streams in the upper Mojave River basin, in the western Mojave Desert, near Victorville, California. Chloride, tritium, and stable isotope data collected in the unsaturated zone between 1994 and 1998 from boreholes drilled in Oro Grande and Sheep Creek Washes indicate that infiltration of streamflow occurs to depths below the root zone, and presumably to the water table, along much of Oro Grande Wash and near the mountain front along Sheep Creek Wash. Differences in infiltration at sites along each wash are the result of hydrologic variables such as proximity to the mountain front, quantity of streamflow, and texture of the subsurface deposits. Differences in infiltration between the washes are the result of large-scale geomorphic processes. For example, Oro Grande wash is incised into the Victorville fan and infiltration has occurred at approximately the same location over recent geologic time. In contrast, Sheep Creek Wash overlies an active alluvial fan and the stream channel can move across the fan surface through time. Infiltration does not occur to depths below the root zone at control sites outside of the washes.

Izbicki, John A.; Radyk, John; Michel, Robert L.

2002-06-01

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Movement of water through the thick unsaturated zone underlying Oro Grande and Sheep Creek Washes in the western Mojave Desert, USA  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Previous studies indicate that a small quantity of recharge occurs from infiltration of streamflow in intermittent streams in the upper Mojave River basin, in the western Mojave Desert, near Victorville, California. Chloride, tritium, and stable isotope data collected in the unsaturated zone between 1994 and 1998 from boreholes drilled in Oro Grande and Sheep Creek Washes indicate that infiltration of streamflow occurs to depths below the root zone, and presumably to the water table, along much of Oro Grande Wash and near the mountain front along Sheep Creek Wash. Differences in infiltration at sites along each wash are the result of hydrologic variables such as proximity to the mountain front, quantity of streamflow, and texture of the subsurface deposits. Differences in infiltration between the washes are the result of large-scale geomorphic processes. For example, Oro Grande wash is incised into the Victorville fan and infiltration has occurred at approximately the same location over recent geologic time. In contrast, Sheep Creek Wash overlies an active alluvial fan and the stream channel can move across the fan surface through time. Infiltration does not occur to depths below the root zone at control sites outside of the washes.

Izbicki, J.A.; Radyk, J.; Michel, R.L.

2002-01-01

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Waste Generation Forecast for DOE-ORO`s Environmental Restoration OR-1 Project: FY 1994--FY 2001. Environmental Restoration Program, September 1993 Revision  

SciTech Connect

This Waste Generation Forecast for DOE-ORO`s Environmental Restoration OR-1 Project. FY 1994--FY 2001 is the third in a series of documents that report current estimates of the waste volumes expected to be generated as a result of Environmental Restoration activities at Department of Energy, Oak Ridge Operations Office (DOE-ORO), sites. Considered in the scope of this document are volumes of waste expected to be generated as a result of remedial action and decontamination and decommissioning activities taking place at these sites. Sites contributing to the total estimates make up the DOE-ORO Environmental Restoration OR-1 Project: the Oak Ridge K-25 Site, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Y-12 Plant, the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and the off-site contaminated areas adjacent to the Oak Ridge facilities (collectively referred to as the Oak Ridge Reservation Off-Site area). Estimates are available for the entire fife of all waste generating activities. This document summarizes waste estimates forecasted for the 8-year period of FY 1994-FY 2001. Updates with varying degrees of change are expected throughout the refinement of restoration strategies currently in progress at each of the sites. Waste forecast data are relatively fluid, and this document represents remediation plans only as reported through September 1993.

Not Available

1993-12-01

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Vulvovaginal candida in a young sexually active population: prevalence and association with oro-genital sex and frequent pain at intercourse  

PubMed Central

Objective: To study the prevalence of vulvovaginal candida among sexually active adolescents. To determine past and present symptoms, including pain at intercourse and potential behavioural risk factors associated with vulvovaginal candidiasis. Methods: At an adolescent centre, 219 sexually active women who underwent genital examination, also completed a questionnaire on a history of genital symptoms and infections, sexual and hygiene habits, and the use of contraceptives. Symptoms and clinical signs were registered. Vaginal samples were analysed for candida species and urine for Chlamydia trachomatis. Results: Candida culture was positive in 42% of the women and only 15% were asymptomatic. A history of recurrent candidiasis was given by 22%. Frequent pain at intercourse was reported by 24% and frequent oro-genital sex by 42% of the women. Frequent pain at intercourse was significantly associated with both the growth of candida and a history of recurrent candidiasis. Oro-genital sex was an independent risk factor for the growth of candida. Conclusion: In sexually active adolescents, who underwent genital examination, candida cultures were positive in 42%. The habit of frequent oro-genital sex was associated with the growth of candida. Pain at intercourse was associated with the growth of candida and recurrent candidiasis. PMID:14755037

Rylander, E; Berglund, A; Krassny, C; Petrini, B

2004-01-01

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Tactile sensory and pain thresholds in the face and tongue of subjects asymptomatic for oro-facial pain and headache.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to examine the tactile sensory and pain thresholds in the face, tongue, hand and finger of subjects asymptomatic for pain. Sixteen healthy volunteers (eight men and eight women, mean age 35·7 years, range 27-41) participated. Using Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments, the tactile detection threshold (TDT) and the filament-prick pain detection threshold (FPT) were measured at five sites: on the cheek skin (CS), tongue tip (TT), palm side of the thenar skin (TS), dorsum of the hand (DH) and the finger tip (FT). The difference between the tactile sensory and pain threshold (FPT-TDT) was also calculated. Both for the TDT and FPT, TT and DH had the lowest and highest values, respectively. As for the FPT-TDT, there were no significant differences among the measurement sites. As the difference between FPT and TDT (FPT-TDT) is known to be an important consideration in interpreting QST (quantitative sensory testing) data and can be altered by neuropathology, taking the FPT-TDT as a new parameter in addition to the TDT and FPT separately would be useful for case-control studies on oro-facial pain patients with trigeminal neuralgia, atypical facial pain/atypical odontalgia and burning mouth syndrome/glossodynia. PMID:25041286

Okayasu, I; Komiyama, O; Ayuse, T; De Laat, A

2014-12-01

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Simulating groundwater flow and runoff for the Oro Moraine aquifer system. Part I. Model formulation and conceptual analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A steady-state groundwater model that incorporates the vadose zone in an approximate fashion is developed to account for situations where recharge may be significantly affected by heterogeneity above the water table. The model is intended for basin-scale applications where the exact representation of the unsaturated zone is no longer feasible. The pseudo-unsaturated model is compared to a variably saturated model making use of an idealized cross-section approximating the complex Oro Moraine aquifer system. Differences in predicted flow regimes between the two models arise from the coarser mesh used in the pseudo-unsaturated simulations, but are minimal below the water table. The pseudo-unsaturated model yields an accurate overall system water mass balance although a loss in spatial resolution of predicted fluxes may occur. Such accuracy losses are offset by drastically lower computer memory requirements. The flow simulations further show that near-surface heterogeneity has a profound impact on the sustainable capacity of a groundwater system and the location of sensitive recharge areas. The pseudo-unsaturated model is then coupled to a high-conductivity layer atop the model domain to simulate rainfall runoff. An important advantage of this model formulation is that precipitation and evapotranspiration measurements can be directly used as model input, while groundwater infiltration is part of the flow solution. Runoff and baseflow contributions to long-term streamflow generation are also calculated and can be compared to data from gauging stations during model calibration.

Beckers, J.; Frind, E. O.

2000-04-01

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Evaluation of factors influencing child abuse leading to oro-facial lesions in Isfahan, Iran: A qualitative approach  

PubMed Central

Background: Since child abuse and neglect are serious conditions which can potentially lead to inappropriate dental health, we conducted this qualitative study to define the factors influencing child abuse and neglect, which lead to oro-facial lesions. Materials and Methods: Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted by social services employees. Purposive sampling was used to recruit participants to capture a range of experiences such as the physical abuse, sexual abuse, role of family in child abuse, age, and gender. Results: Participants demonstrated a range of perceptions which lead to child abuse including hitting on the head and slapping. Often subsidiary to this view, several factors were mentioned that occasionally influenced child abuse. These factors appeared to be idiosyncratic but could be drawn together into three categories: Cultural lacks which includes poverty, cruelty of parents and addiction, psychological disorders, and separation in the family which was seen in most of the children. Conclusion: This study has identified a variety of factors influencing the incidence of child abuse. Therefore, dentists should meticulously pay attention to children who have these risk factors in order to discover child abuse events. Quantitative research would reveal the extent of these factors. Dentists’ knowledge of their roles in managing cases suffering from abuse might need to be assessed to see if dentists need further education in this important area. PMID:23559930

Nilchian, Firoozeh; Jabbarifar, Seyed Ebrahim; Khalighinejad, Navid; Sadri, Leyli; Saeidi, Alireza; Arbab, Leila

2012-01-01

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Simulating groundwater flow and runoff for the Oro Moraine aquifer system. Part II. Automated calibration and mass balance calculations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A steady-state groundwater model of the Oro Moraine aquifer system in Central Ontario, Canada, is developed. The model is used to identify the role of baseflow in the water balance of the Minesing Swamp, a 70 km 2 wetland of international significance. Lithologic descriptions are used to develop a hydrostratigraphic conceptual model of the aquifer system. The numerical model uses long-term averages to represent temporal variations of the flow regime and includes a mechanism to redistribute recharge in response to near-surface geologic heterogeneity. The model is calibrated to water level and streamflow measurements through inverse modeling. Observed baseflow and runoff quantities validate the water mass balance of the numerical model and provide information on the fraction of the water surplus that contributes to groundwater flow. The inverse algorithm is used to compare alternative model zonation scenarios, illustrating the power of non-linear regression in calibrating complex aquifer systems. The adjoint method is used to identify sensitive recharge areas for groundwater discharge to the Minesing Swamp. Model results suggest that nearby urban development will have a significant impact on baseflow to the swamp. Although the direct baseflow contribution makes up only a small fraction of the total inflow to the swamp, it provides an important steady influx of water over relatively large portions of the wetland. Urban development will also impact baseflow to the headwaters of local streams. The model provides valuable insight into crucial characteristics of the aquifer system although definite conclusions regarding details of its water budget are difficult to draw given current data limitations. The model therefore also serves to guide future data collection and studies of sub-areas within the basin.

Beckers, J.; Frind, E. O.

2001-03-01

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Can a partially molten metasedimentary sequence convect? Insights from the El Oro Complex (Ecuador) and 1D thermal modelling.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is now widely accepted that the formation and the evolution of high elevation plateaus such as the Tibet and the Altiplano-Puna are strongly linked to mantel magma underplating at crustal root level and partial melting of the lower crust. Understanding the rheological behavior of the deep continental crust during these episodes is therefore crucial to constrain the evolution of such plateau. In this study we present results obtained from pressure-temperature estimates and thermal modeling of gabbro underplating at crustal root level (25km) in the El Oro Metamorphic Complex (Ecuador). The aim of this study is: (1) to complete previously published P-Tmax estimates in the northern part of the migmatitic unit, close to the magmatic contact with the gabbroic unit, to obtain better constraints on the metamorphic gradient during partial melting, (2) to characterize the effects of melt extraction, latent heat capture and release and a temperature-dependent thermal diffusivity on the thermal evolution of the system using a specifically developed numerical model, and (3) in the light of the thermal modeling results, to discuss the geological processes involved during partial melting of the metasedimentary crust. Our modeling results show that the estimate metamorphic gradient cannot be reproduced when solely taking into account latent heat, melt extraction and thermal-dependent diffusivity. In the light of geological, geochemical and modeling evidence we show that the lower migmatitic unit, controlled by biotite-dehydration melting reactions was subject to convective motion that contributed to lower the metamorphic gradient and rapidly transfer heat upward. For a biotite-rich rock (~20%) containing 15-20% of melt, we estimate the maximum viscosity of the rock that allows convection at ~7.5e17 Pa.s. Our results also suggest that convection can be maintained as long as heat is provided and that temperature lies in the stability field of biotite-dehydration melting (750-900°C).

Riel, Nicolas; Mercier, Jonathan

2014-05-01

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Oro-facial activities in sleep bruxism patients and in normal subjects: a controlled polygraphic and audio-video study.  

PubMed

To our knowledge, the large spectrum of sleep motor activities (SMA) present in the head and neck region has not yet been systematically estimated in normal and sleep bruxism (SB) subjects. We hypothesized that in the absence of audio-video signal recordings, normal and SB subjects would present a high level of SMA that might confound the scoring specificity of SB. A retrospective analysis of several SMA, including oro-facial activities (OFA) and rhythmic masticatory muscle activities (RMMA), was made from polygraphic and audio-video recordings of 21 normal subjects and 25 SB patients. Sleep motor activities were scored, blind to subject status, from the second night of sleep recordings. Discrimination of OFA included the following types of activities: lip sucking, head movements, chewing-like movements, swallowing, head rubbing and scratching, eye opening and blinking. These were differentiated from RMMA and tooth grinding. The frequency of SMA per hour of sleep was lower in normal subjects in comparison with SB patients (P < 0.001). Up to 85% of all SMA in normal subjects were related to OFA while 30% of SMA in SB patients were related to OFA scoring (P < 0.001). The frequency of RMMA was seven times higher in SB patients than in normal subjects (P < 0.001). Several SMA can be observed in normal and SB subjects. In the absence of audio-video signal recordings, the discrimination of various types of OFA is difficult to achieve and may lead to erroneous estimation of SB-related activities. PMID:18976258

Dutra, K M C; Pereira, F J; Rompré, P H; Huynh, N; Fleming, N; Lavigne, G J

2009-02-01

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Dose-related effects of controlled release dihydrocodeine on oro-cecal transit and pupillary light reflex. A study in human volunteers.  

PubMed

It is well accepted that long-term administration of opioids results in a dose-related constipation. No data so far have demonstrated conclusively whether such constipation is also seen after intake of a controlled release formulation. It was therefore of interest to evaluate whether increasing doses of a controlled release formulation of dihydrocodeine (DHC, CAS 125-28-0) after oral administration also induces a dose-related increase in constipation. Additionally, it was of interest to study whether such a peripheral opioid-related side effect is also seen in another, central receptor-mediated effect, the constriction of the pupil, at clinically relevant doses. Twelve volunteers were given controlled release DHC (60 and 120 mg, respectively) or placebo orally within a randomized, double-blind cross-over study. In order to determine the degree of constipation, oro-cecal transit time was measured using the H2-exhalation test. Additionally, in order to evaluate a centrally mediated effect, the response of the pupil to light was quantified using the pupillary light reflex technique. Both, peripherally and centrally mediated effects were compared to placebo. DHC at both dosages induced a significant (p < 0.01) prolongation of oro-cecal transit time when compared to placebo. However, prolongation of oro-cecal transit was not significantly longer when comparing the lower (60 mg) with the higher dose (120 mg). DHC also induced a significant (p < 0.005) depression of the pupillary light reflex from 53.9 mm (control) to 8.3 and 7.4 mm, respectively. Similar to intestinal transit, the pupillary light reflex was not significantly different among the two doses of DHC. Also, both dosages induced a similar amount of side effects. Tiredness and dry mouth were reported in 80% after both doses while vertigo was reported in 5% and 1% complained of headache. None of the volunteers reported nausea or emesis. It is concluded that opioid receptor sites, which are located in the plexus myentericus of the intestinal wall, are responsible for the delay in propulsion. Because of the controlled release of a fixed amount of DHC over time there is constant binding of the ligand followed by a constant conformational change of peripheral and central receptor sites. Thus constant release induces no dose-related increase in oro-cecal transit and inhibition of the pupillary light reflex. PMID:11215327

Freye, E; Baranowski, J; Latasch, L

2001-01-01

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Tolerability and effects of OROS® MPH (Concerta ®) on functioning, severity of disease and quality of life in children and adolescents with ADHD: results from a prospective, non-interventional trial.  

PubMed

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may have substantial impact on family life, peer interactions, and quality of life. Stimulants are recommended as first-line pharmacotherapy for ADHD. OROS(®) MPH (Concerta(®)) is a long-acting preparation with duration of effect for up to 12 h. In this 8-week, prospective, open-label, non-interventional trial the impact of therapy with OROS(®) MPH on functioning in four different areas of life (school, recreation, family life, and peer interaction), severity of disease, and quality of life (QoL) as well as tolerability were investigated under daily routine care. 306 patients, aged 10.2±2.3 years, were either transitioned to OROS(®) MPH from short-acting, immediate-release MPH (-IR) preparations (n=231; 75%), or treatment was initiated with OROS(®) MPH in MPH-naïve patients (n =75; 25%). In both groups, therapy with OROS(®) MPH was associated with significant improvements in daily functioning, severity of disease, and QoL. Adverse events (AE) were documented in 160 patients (52.3%). In 95 patients (31.0%) a causal relationship was assessed as at least possible. Four serious AEs were reported in 2 patients and rated as doubtfully related to study medication. Most frequent AEs (?5% of patients) were insomnia, anorexia, ineffectiveness of medication, and headache. In 12.1% of patients AE led to discontinuation of study participation. Considering the limitations of this non-interventional study, the results refer to the importance of a therapy that covers not only school-time, but also takes other areas of life into account. Initiating treatment with long-acting preparations, such as OROS(®) MPH in MPH-naïve patients might be a feasible option. PMID:21432582

Gerwe, Martin; Stollhoff, Kirsten; Mossakowski, Jacek; Kuehle, Hans-Juergen; Goertz, Ulrich; Schaefer, Christopher; Bogdanow, Manuela; Heger, Steffen

2009-12-01

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Late Holocene Multiproxy Record (Palynology, Stable Isotope and Multi-Element Geochemistry) of Lake Santa Maria del Oro, Western Mesoamerica.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the palynological, stable isotope and major element (ITRAX X-Ray fluorescence) data from a 850-cm sediment sequence from the deepest part of lake Santa María del Oro (SMO) in order to document changes in the climatic and limnological conditions and in the vegetation for the last ca. 5000 yr. SMO is a crater lake of (750 m asl, 2 km diam.) located in a tropical sub-humid climate (1250 mm/yr, average annual temperature 21° C) at the transition between the temperate central Mexican highlands and the arid northern regions. Tropical deciduous forests which loose their leaves for 8 months in a year and the tropical oak forests are the main plant communities in the lake catchments. The western part of Mesoamerica is the cradle of maize (Zea mays ssp. mays ) agriculture; this region is probably one of the two centers of maize domestication based on the presence of one of its closets wild relative teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis ). Chronology was established with 8 AMS radiocarbon dates. Sediments are finely laminated, with some intervals dominated by black and brown clayey silt and others by brown clayey silt and calcareous silt. In some levels, laminae are characterized by silts and fine sands. Authigenic carbonate laminations are formed during the summer season, when the highest temperatures are reached in the area. Throughout the pollen analysis, teosinte pollen and maize pollen was recorded. The major element concentration (Ca and Ti) in the bulk sediments was analyzed by ITRAX multi-element scanner and the isotopic data (?13C and ?18O) in authigenic carbonates by mass spectrometer. Ca and Ti ITRAX intensities were calibrated to mass % by using the linear relationship between ITRAX intensity and mass % obtained through conventional XRF analysis. Preliminary pollen data of SMO sediments indicates abundant pollen of teosinte from ca. 2000 to 100 BC and maize presence at ca. 1300 BC and ca. 900 BC along with high charcoal particle concentrations, suggesting early agricultural activity in the area, being the first record of maize in the western region of Mesoamerica. The phases with higher concentration of Ti are identified as periods of higher inflow into the lake basin (BC 1700-1400, 0- AD 200, AD 900 and AD 1800-1900). Phases of higher evaporative conditions are identify at ca. BC 700, BC 400, AD 400-800 and AD 1900-2003 based on Ca high values and enriched ?18O and ?13C. There exists a negative relationship between Ca and Ti. Evidence of changes in climatic conditions is inferred from the data.

Lozano, S.; Caballero, M.; Rodriguez, A.; Roy, P.; Sosa, S.

2007-05-01

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The Cuenca de Oro, a Pull-Apart Basin Hosting Precious Metal Deposits Along the Re- Activated Seri-Tahue Terrane Boundary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At the intersection of Chihuahua, Sonora, and Sinaloa a boundary between the Seri and Tahue terranes has been hypothesized, and further refined as the Sinforosa Lineament. Near the western termination of the Sinforosa Lineament lies a topographic basin. Part of this study will be to better define this pull-apart basin, informally named the Cuenca de Oro due to its numerous precious metal deposits. The intention of this study is to test that the Seri-Tahue terrane boundary was re-energized during the beginning of extension related to the opening of the Sea of Cortez (~30ma). It is probable that the precious metal occurrences are related to the initiation of extension(alunite at El Sauzal has been dated at ~30ma). Five field excursions totaling sixty days of field work have been completed and a first draft of a regional geologic map has been made. Large shear zones support the hypothesis of a pull-apart basin. A study of the alteration and lineament intersections determine the location of many known precious metal deposits. By creating multiple cross-sections the basin can be modeled in three dimensions and a tectonic history can be interpreted. This study will present a structural analysis of the Cuenca de Oro and develop a tectonic history related temporally with the epithermal mineralization events.

Feinstein, M. N.; Goodell, P. C.

2007-05-01

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A New Zebrafish Model of Oro-Intestinal Pathogen Colonization Reveals a Key Role for Adhesion in Protection by Probiotic Bacteria  

PubMed Central

The beneficial contribution of commensal bacteria to host health and homeostasis led to the concept that exogenous non-pathogenic bacteria called probiotics could be used to limit disease caused by pathogens. However, despite recent progress using gnotobiotic mammal and invertebrate models, mechanisms underlying protection afforded by commensal and probiotic bacteria against pathogens remain poorly understood. Here we developed a zebrafish model of controlled co-infection in which germ-free zebrafish raised on axenic living protozoa enabled the study of interactions between host and commensal and pathogenic bacteria. We screened enteric fish pathogens and identified Edwardsiella ictaluri as a virulent strain inducing a strong inflammatory response and rapid mortality in zebrafish larvae infected by the natural oro-intestinal route. Using mortality induced by infection as a phenotypic read-out, we pre-colonized zebrafish larvae with 37 potential probiotic bacterial strains and screened for survival upon E. ictaluri infection. We identified 3 robustly protective strains, including Vibrio parahaemolyticus and 2 Escherichia coli strains. We showed that the observed protective effect of E. coli was not correlated with a reduced host inflammatory response, nor with the release of biocidal molecules by protective bacteria, but rather with the presence of specific adhesion factors such as F pili that promote the emergence of probiotic bacteria in zebrafish larvae. Our study therefore provides new insights into the molecular events underlying the probiotic effect and constitutes a potentially high-throughput in vivo approach to the study of the molecular basis of pathogen exclusion in a relevant model of vertebrate oro-intestinal infection. PMID:22911651

Begaud, Evelyne; Herbomel, Philippe; Levraud, Jean-Pierre; Ghigo, Jean-Marc

2012-01-01

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Di seguito l'elenco dei corsisti con l'indicazione dell'alloggio: Cognome Nome Hotel  

E-print Network

ROVERETO Ferrari Lorenzo NO ROOM Ferrigno Federica HOTEL ROVERETO Fichera Federico HOTEL ROVERETO Taurelli Antonio HOTEL LEON D'ORO Tazzoli Sara HOTEL LEON D'ORO Teodorani Lucia HOTEL ROVERETO Terracciano

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The restart of meteorological observations in the 19th century in Lisbon: the contribution of Marino Miguel FRANZINI (1779-1861)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

After the early meteorological observations of the 1770s to the 1790s in continental Portugal (including a 5 year daily series by J. Velho), there were hardly any until 1815. In December 1815, a meteorological station was set up in Lisbon by Marino Miguel Franzini (1779-1861), an engineer who was also actively involved in Politics (liberal party). Following the tradition of the 18th century enlightenment movement, he took a keen interest in Nature and Sciences, particularly in the "influence" of weather and climate on health and agriculture. Franzini started his observations by request of a physician who sought to understand the reasons why the maximum mortality occurred on the summer months, unlike in northern countries of Europe where maximum mortality occurred in winter (as it happens nowadays in Portugal). The deterministic background of the two scientists is clear. Franzini was a member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences (founded in 1799) and had contact with foreign Academies and foreign scientists. His instruments were carefully constructed and described, including graduation scales, and stations' location was indicated. Data from two years observations (several meteorological variables) was published in the Academy of Sciences Memoirs. From 1818 until 1826 and from 1835 until 1856 data was divulged in journals and newspapers, such as the "Journal of Medical Sciences", together with data on necrology in some of Lisbon parishes (illustrating the interest of physicians on weather); meteorological data and information about agriculture was also published in the "Lisbon Gazette". Unfortunately, there are hardly any daily data, as Franzini grouped his records according to weather types, as will be explained. Franzini's series will be presented in our talk. The gap between 1826 and 1835 was due to the political activities in which Franzini was involved: the civil war (liberals against absolutist) disruptedscientific research in Portugal. Official meteorological observations began in Lisbon,in December 1854, in a site not far away from Franzini's station. The long series of Lisbon includes the 1835-54 Franzini's series.

Alcoforado, Maria-Joao; Nunes, Fatima

2013-04-01

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Metamorphic and geochronogical study of the Triassic El Oro metamorphic complex, Ecuador: Implications for high-temperature metamorphism in a forearc zone  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the forearc of the Andean active margin in southwest Ecuador, the El Oro metamorphic complex exhibits a well exposed tilted forearc section partially migmatized. We used Raman spectroscopy on carbonaceous matter (RSCM) thermometry and pseudosections coupled with mineralogical and textural studies to constrain the pressure-temperature (P-T) evolution of the El Oro metamorphic complex during Triassic times. Our results show that anatexis of the continental crust occurred by white-mica and biotite dehydration melting along a 10 km thick crustal domain (from 4.5 to 8 kbar) with increasing temperature from 650 to 700 °C. In the biotite dehydration melting zone, temperature was buffered at 750-820 °C in a 5 km thick layer. The estimated average thermal gradient during peak metamorphism is of 30 °C/km within the migmatitic domain can be partitioned into two apparent gradients parts. The upper part from surface to 7 km depth records a 40-45 °C/km gradient. The lower part records a quasi-adiabatic geotherm with a 10 °C/km gradient consistent with an isothermal melting zone. Migmatites U-Th-Pb geochronology yielded zircon and monazite ages of 229.3 ± 2.1 Ma and 224.5 ± 2.3 Ma, respectively. This thermal event generated S-type magmatism (the Marcabeli granitoid) and was immediately followed by underplating of the high-pressure low-temperature (HP-LT) Arenillas-Panupalí unit at 225.8 ± 1.8 Ma. The association of high-temperature low-pressure (HT-LP) migmatites with HP-LT unit constitutes a new example of a paired metamorphic belt along the South American margin. We propose that in addition to crustal thinning, underplating of the Piedras gabbroic unit before 230 Ma provided the heat source necessary to foster crustal anatexis. Furthermore, its MORB signature shows that the asthenosphere was involved as the source of the heat anomaly. S-type felsic magmatism is widespread during this time and suggests that a large-scale thermal anomaly affected a large part of the South American margin during the late Triassic. We propose that crustal anatexis is related to an anomaly that arose during subduction of the Panthalassa ocean under the South American margin. Slab verticalization or slab break-off can be invoked as the origin of the upwelling of the asthenosphere.

Riel, N.; Guillot, S.; Jaillard, E.; Martelat, J.-E.; Paquette, J.-L.; Schwartz, S.; Goncalves, P.; Duclaux, G.; Thebaud, N.; Lanari, P.; Janots, E.; Yuquilema, J.

2013-01-01

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Crater-lake Santa Maria del Oro as a Pristine Reference for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP' s) and Heavy Metals Content in Environmental Investigations in Western Mexico (Project Conacyt-Semarnat 2002-C01-0463, in Progress)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Santa Maria del Oro Lake ( SMO) (21.37° N, 104.57° W; 750 m a.s.l.) is a quaternary crater-lake located at western Mexico in the natural border between two geological provinces: the plio-quaternary Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and the oligo-miocenic silicic volcanic province Sierra Madre Occidental. SMO, a tropical freshwater lake, is a warm-monomictic lake having a diameter of ca. 2 km

P. F. Zarate-Del Valle; C. M. Gomez-Hermosillo; D. J. Venegas-Garcia

2007-01-01

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Evaluation of oro-coecal transit time: a comparison of the lactose-[13C, 15N]ureide 13CO2- and the lactulose H2-breath test in humans  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE: The lactulose H2-breath test is the most widely used non-invasive approach for evaluation of oro-coecal transit time (OCTT). In the present study, doubly-labelled lactose-[13C, 15N]ureide (DLLU) was synthesized to investigate the OCTT in comparison to the conventional lactulose H2-breath test. Additionally, the bacterial breakdown rate (BBR) and rate of elimination and the metabolic pathways of the cleavage products of

KD Wutzke; WE Heine; C Plath; P Leitzmann; M Radke; C Mohr; I Richter; HU Gülzow; D Hobusch

1997-01-01

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Data from a thick unsaturated zone underlying Oro Grande and Sheep Creek washes in the western part of the Mojave Desert, near Victorville, San Bernardino County, California  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report presents data on the physical properties of unsaturated alluvial deposits and on the chemical and isotopic composition of soil water and soil gas collected at 12 monitoring sites in the western part of the Mojave Desert, near Victorville, California. Sites were installed using the ODEX air-hammer method. Seven sites were located in the active channels of Oro Grande and Sheep Creek Washes. The remaining five sites were located away from the active washes. Most sites were drilled to a depth of about 100 feet below land surface; two sites were drilled to the water table almost 650 feet below land surface. Drilling procedures, lithologic and geophysical data, and site construction and instrumentation are described. Core material was analyzed for water content, bulk density, water potential, particle size, and water retention. The chemical composition of leachate from almost 1,000 subsamples of cores and cuttings was determined. Water extracted from selected subsamples of cores was analyzed for tritium and the stable isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen. Water from suction-cup lysimeters and soil-gas samples also were analyzed for chemical and isotopic composition. In addition, data on the chemical and isotopic composition of bulk precipitation from five sites and on ground water from two water-table wells are reported.

Izbicki, John A.; Clark, Dennis A.; Pimental, Maria I.; Land, Michael T.; Radyk, John C.; Michel, Robert L.

2000-01-01

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With NSF support, Marino Xanthos,  

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Mitra, professor of chemistry, is collaborating in an NIH-sponsored study to assess the potential biological and toxicological impacts of carbon nanotubes. 7 Cheul Cho, assistant professor of biomedical engi widespread meaningful use of health IT and facilitate use of an electronic health record for every person

Bieber, Michael

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Climatic variability and human impact in Mesoamerica during the last 3,000 yr: the case of Lake Santa Maria Del Oro, Western Mexico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the last decades a number of lacustrine records from Mesoamerica have documented climatic changes and episodes of intense human impact. These records are concentrated in the Maya region and the in high altitude basins of central and eastern Mexico, few studies have been undertaken in western Mexico. We believe that a regional perspective of the recorded changes can provide a better understanding of the climatic trends and mechanisms controlling these changes as well as of the regional extent, intensity and timing of the episodes of human impact. For this reason we started a multidisciplinary project to study the lake sediments from Santa Maria del Oro (SMO), a crater lake in western-central Mexico (750 m asl). SMO is located in a region with tropical sub-humid climate(annual pp 1,250 mm/yr, mean annual temperature 21°C), with a short summer rainy season mainly related with the onset of the North American Monsoon (NAM) and the entrance of Pacific tropical storms and/or hurricanes. This site is therefore site sensitive to variations in the intensity of the NAM circulation. Two master sequences are available from this lake. A ca. 9 m long core (ca. 2,500 yr BP, with 8 AMS 14-C dates) was recovered using a Usinger piston corer from a relatively shallow area of the lake (12 m). These sediments are laminated, mostly with alternation of brown silt and sand layers. It has been studied for: magnetic mineralogy, ostracodes, geochemistry, TIC and TOC. We are now including diatom and pollen data to improve previous paleolimnological interpretations. The second sequence, also ca. 9 m long (ca. 4,500 yr BP, with 6 14-C AMS dates), was recovered using the Limnological Research Center (LRC at the U. of Minnesota) Kullemberg gravity corer (MOLE Mexico-USA-UK collaborative project). This sequence is also laminated, mostly between brown and black silts with finely laminated carbonate layers. High resolution ITRAX XRD elemental analysis data are available for this core. The main changes recorded in the SMO are: a concentrated lake phase between ca. AD 600 to 1000 (end of Classic) which suggests drier climates. A period of more diluted lake waters is identified from AD 1000 to 1260 (Postclassic) which is marked by higher sedimentation rates and the presence of Zea pollen. The year AD 1000 is identified as a turning point in climatic conditions in most of Mesoamerica.

Caballero, Margarita; Sosa, Susana; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Lozano, Socorro; Vázquez, Gabriel; Ortega, Beatriz; Vilaclara, Gloria

2010-05-01

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MANTENIMIENTO CON PILATES FUNDAMENTACIN  

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MANTENIMIENTO CON PILATES FUNDAMENTACI�N Esta disciplina pretende fusionar la gimnasia de mantenimiento con los beneficios que conlleva el método Pilates. Para ello vamos a definir el método Pilates como un sistema de entrenamiento físico y mental creado a principios del siglo XX por Joseph Pilates

Escolano, Francisco

129

[Misleading advertisement of Adalat Oros].  

PubMed

Referring to the INSIGHT trial published in The Lancet, Bayer Netherlands states in an advertisement in Dutch medical journals that nifedipine reduces cardiovascular events by 50% in patients with hypertension and at least one additional risk factor. However, the agent studied in the INSIGHT trial did not reduce cardiovascular events in comparison to treatment with a diuretic. On the contrary, the incidence of myocardial infarction increased (fatal infarction even increased significantly), and the risk of stroke was not significantly reduced. Therefore the advertisement is misleading. PMID:11572178

Verheugt, F W

2001-09-01

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ORO. The physical developer replacement?  

PubMed

In the process of fingerprint development Physical Developer has been largely the method of choice on porous surfaces after coming into contact with wet environments. It is only recently that a new technique has been identified which could replace this standard technique. This study aims to build on previous research and expand knowledge regarding the technique. The study built on previous research and compared Physical Developer to Oil Red O, testing both on four paper types, while being placed in three different water types and an accelerant for various amounts of time. Marks were placed with both heavily 'loaded' sebaceous fingers and 'normal' un-washed fingers. Results show that Oil Red O consistently produced clearer more detailed marks from the 'loaded' fingers, but neither technique proved to work better on the 'normal' marks. Neither technique developed any prints from the accelerant. PMID:20120606

Wood, Michael A; James, Tim

2009-12-01

131

A URA3 null mutant of Candida albicans (CAI-4) causes oro-oesophageal and gastric candidiasis and is lethal for gnotobiotic, transgenic mice (Tgepsilon26) that are deficient in both natural killer and T cells.  

PubMed

Current data suggest that functional URA3 genes are necessary for the full pathogenesis of Candida albicans. Herein it is shown that a putatively avirulent URA3/URA3 null mutant of C. albicans (CAI-4) can colonize the murine alimentary tract, invade oro-oesophageal and gastric tissues with yeasts and hyphae, evoke a granulocyte-dominated inflammatory response, and kill transgenic mice that are deficient for both natural killer cells and T cells. Because C. albicans-colonized (gnotobiotic) mice lack a viable prokaryotic microbiota, this study also demonstrates that the gut microbiome is not required to supply the mutant's nutritional needs. The gnotobiotic murine model described herein can be used to assess the capacity of C. albicans mutants to colonize and infect cutaneous, mucosal and systemic tissues and kill the susceptible host via a clinically common, natural route of infection; namely the alimentary tract. PMID:19208876

Balish, Edward

2009-03-01

132

Entrevistas con Eduardo Pavlovsky  

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ahora se estudia con microcirugía es que cada golpe produce una microhemorragia; es decir, que no se ven a la visión normal pero cuando haces una autopsia, te das cuenta que el cerebro del boxeador tiene microhemorragias. De alguna manera los...

Giella, Miguel Á ngel

1985-10-01

133

The Con Test  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author describes the format of the Con Test, an Australian television game show which followed the same general rules and game play as the UK show PokerFace. At the end of each round a contestant needs to decide whether or not he or she should fold. A contestant needs to know how likely it is that he or she is in last place.…

Fletcher, Michael

2009-01-01

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PROCESOS DE TOSTACIÓN - LIXIVIACIÓN DE MINERALES AURÍFEROS CON METALES CIANICIDAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN La presente investigación tiene por objetivo explorar posibles soluciones a los problemas que se presentan en los minerales sulfurados auríferos, los cuales por tener metales cianicidas (acompañantes del Oro) no pueden ser cianurados por el alto consumo de reactivo, lo que hace antieconómico el proceso. Siendo además un problema que golpea a la pequeña minería nacional, que disponen de

Daniel Lovera; Janet Quiñones; Vidal Aramburú; Pedro Gagliuffi; Luis Puente; Lía Concepción; Rosario Flores

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Crater-lake Santa Maria del Oro as a Pristine Reference for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP' s) and Heavy Metals Content in Environmental Investigations in Western Mexico (Project Conacyt-Semarnat 2002-C01-0463, in Progress).  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Santa Maria del Oro Lake ( SMO) (21.37° N, 104.57° W; 750 m a.s.l.) is a quaternary crater-lake located at western Mexico in the natural border between two geological provinces: the plio-quaternary Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and the oligo-miocenic silicic volcanic province Sierra Madre Occidental. SMO, a tropical freshwater lake, is a warm-monomictic lake having a diameter of ca. 2 km and a mean depth at the depocenter of ca. 60 m, where three benthos cores were recovered. Contents of POP' s, total inorganic carbon (TIC), total organic carbon (TOC) and heavy metals were analyzed. Geochemistry and mineralogy also were studied in shallow sediments which corresponded to the decade of 50-60's, otherwise the beginning of industrial development of central Mexico; which is considered the possible source of emission of POP' s and heavy metals. Dioxin, furan, plaguicides and PCB' s contents were analyzed by a GC-MS applying USEPA methods. In the first 40 cm (n= 20) of the sedimentary column ( SC) the absence of POP' s was evidenced, applying a method detection limit ( MDL) of 5 ? g/ml for dioxin, furan and PCB' s. For plaguicides like chlordane and toxaphene the MDL was 0.5 ? g/ml and for plaguicides like DDT, aldrin, endrin, dieldrin, heptachlore and mirex the MDL was 5 ? g/ml. The MDL for HCB was 1 ? g/ml. The average (n= 30) for TIC, TOC and total carbon (TC) for the first 40 cm of the SC is as follows: TIC 2.4 %, TOC 3.7 % and TC 6.12 %. The average (n= 20) content (in ppm) of heavy metals for the first 20 cm of the SC is as follows: As 5.97, Cr 27.54, Cu 16.31, Ni 12.29, Pb 21.35 and Zn 82.46. These contents are roughly similar to the clarke of these metals in volcanic rocks. After the criteria of severe effect level ( SEL) of heavy metal in sediments, the content of these metals is below SEL levels. These results permit us to conclude that the sediments of SMO can be considered in unaffected state with respect to antropogenic contamination like POP' s and heavy metals. Consequently, Santa Maria del Oro Lake can be considered as a pristine reference in paleo-ecological and environmental investigations in western Mexico.

Zarate-Del Valle, P. F.; Gomez-Hermosillo, C. M.; Venegas-Garcia, D. J.

2007-12-01

136

Nam Con Son Basin  

SciTech Connect

The Nam Con Son basin is the largest oil and gas bearing basin in Vietnam, and has a number of producing fields. The history of studies in the basin can be divided into four periods: Pre-1975, 1976-1980, 1981-1989, and 1990-present. A number of oil companies have carried out geological and geophysical studies and conducted drilling activities in the basin. These include ONGC, Enterprise Oil, BP, Shell, Petro-Canada, IPL, Lasmo, etc. Pre-Tertiary formations comprise quartz diorites, granodiorites, and metamorphic rocks of Mesozoic age. Cenozoic rocks include those of the Cau Formation (Oligocene and older), Dua Formation (lower Miocene), Thong-Mang Cau Formation (middle Miocene), Nam Con Son Formation (upper Miocene) and Bien Dong Formation (Pliocene-Quaternary). The basement is composed of pre-Cenozoic formations. Three fault systems are evident in the basin: north-south fault system, northeast-southwest fault system, and east-west fault system. Four tectonic zones can also be distinguished: western differentiated zone, northern differentiated zone, Dua-Natuna high zone, and eastern trough zone.

Tin, N.T.; Ty, N.D.; Hung, L.T.

1994-07-01

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A preliminary combined geochemical and rock-magnetic study of tailings of non-magnetic ores from Tlalpujahua-El Oro mining districts, Michoacán and Estado de México States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mining activities in Mexico have been continuously developed since 1550. Since then several thousands of million tons of waste produced as a result of the mining activity have been accumulated and scattered throughout the territory. These wastes can contain minerals with potentially toxic elements (PTEs) such as Cr, As, Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn, which show a distribution and mobility in the environment according to the chemical species in which are hosted. The Tlalpujahua - El Oro mining district (TOMD) concentrates an impressive number of mines and historical tailings. Due to their in-slope hydrographic position, the mining activities increase the risk of generating anthropogenic effluent that could contribute with a certain amount of mine-water with high contents of PTEs. Although magnetic methods have been widely applied to pollution studies of regions with high anthropogenic impact, its application to tailings is scarce in spite of the several studies that document the environmental effects as a result of the mining waste. We present the results obtained by combined geochemical and rock-magnetic studies in these tailings. Similarly to the traditional EPTs vs SiO2 diagrams, EPTs vs Fe show good linear (inverse) correlation with most of these health-risk elements. Fe concentrations determined magnetically from room-temperature susceptibility measurements agrees with those obtained by traditionally geochemical methods.

Morales, J.; Hernández-Bernal, M.; Corona-Chávez, P.

2013-05-01

138

Pcof. John Marino HUMANITIES 3 STUDY GUIDE  

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~ College Humanities sequ~nce integrates history, literature, and philosophy m a five-_guarter chronological, and the crisis in European culture smce 1848. Revelle Humanities measures critical thinking by good writing. Just writing and thinking in concrete, commonly understandable realities. We are not studying rhetorical

Russell, Lynn

139

Una entrevista con Emilio Carballido.  

E-print Network

. Volví a Córdoba poco antes de la adolescencia y entonces siempre estuve ya con muchos contactos en Córdoba, pero viviendo allá sin estudiar. Yo perdí años de escuela por irme a vivir a Córdoba. Es decir, yo llevé mi carrera con muchas lagunas, de... chico. Entonces escojo lugares chicos. Tomemos el caso de El jardín de los cerezos, Un enemigo del pueblo, El padre y ciertas obras muy respetables que realmente no puede uno decir que son costumbristas. Bueno, las mías no es que las ponga en esa...

Vé lez, Joseph F.

1973-10-01

140

FloCon 2011 Proceedings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

At FloCon 2011, participants focused on learning about their networks and confirming what we know about them. Participants explored a wide range of topics and discussed dark space, how many web servers you're actually operating, spam, and DNS servers and ...

T. Zseby

2011-01-01

141

INFORMATICA Preparazione delle presentazioni con  

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INFORMATICA Preparazione delle presentazioni con Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 1 PROGRAMMA ! L buona presentazione 4 #12;L'AMBIENTE ! Microsoft PowerPoint è una applicazione della suite a pagamento " Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010. 5 ALTERNATIVA ! In alternativa esiste Impress della suite Apache Open

Sproston, Jeremy

142

todasuvida: Las personas con diabetes son ms  

E-print Network

diabetes Controlesu todasuvida: Las personas con diabetes son más propensas a padecer de enfermedades del corazón que quienes no tienen diabetes. Boletín 631 D Las personas con diabetes tienen mayor- res relacionados con la diabetes, como derrame cerebral, mala circulación en las piernas y pies e

143

Sulla termodinamica dei materiali con memoria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sunto  Si espone limitandosi, per semplicità, ai corpi solidi con deformazioni infinitesime, la teoria di Coleman sulla termodinamica\\u000a dei materiali con memoria. Si considerano poi, in particolare, i corpi viscoelastici lineari e identificata l'energia libera\\u000a con l'energia potenziale interna di Volterra, si deducono, dalla termodinamica, proprietà dei coefficenti di memoria, finora\\u000a ammesse come intuitive e si ottiene una rapida dimostrazione del

Dario Graffi

1974-01-01

144

Opciones de cirugía para mujeres con CDIS o con cáncer de seno  

Cancer.gov

E-book para mujeres con CDIS o con cáncer de seno que pueden operarse con cirugía. Esta guía explica los tipos de cirugía de seno, como la operación para preservar el seno y la mastectomía, y ayuda a las mujeres a decidir cuál cirugía es la mejor opción para ellas.

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Opciones de cirugía para mujeres con CDIS o con cáncer de seno  

Cancer.gov

Contiene información sobre los tipos de cirugía de seno, como la operación para conservar el seno y la mastectomía, y ayuda a las mujeres diagnosticadas con CDIS o con cáncer de seno a decidir cuál cirugía es la más conveniente para ellas.

146

InterCon Travel Health: Case B  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

InterCon provides services to health insurers of foreign tourists who travel to the United States and Canada. Management wants to implement a new information system that will deal with several operational problems, but it is having difficulty securing the capital resources to fund the system's development. After an initial failure, the chief…

Truman, Gregory E.; Pachamanova, Dessislava A.; Goldstein, Michael A.

2010-01-01

147

erators with general and specific information con-  

E-print Network

, mail order, con- signment or at wholesale are prohibited. Cottage food products must be labeled in ac- tive cottage food opera- tor, please take some time to review this guid- ance document so that you are better informed about cottage food op- eration requirements. The 2011 Florida Leg- islature enacted House

Jawitz, James W.

148

Google Scholar: the pros and the cons  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To identify the pros and the cons of Google Scholar. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Chronicles the recent history of the Google Scholar search engine from its inception in November 2004 and critiques it with regard to its merits and demerits. Findings – Feels that there are massive content omissions presently but that, with future changes in its structure, Google Scholar

Péter Jacsó

2005-01-01

149

Too Many Minas Spoil The Con  

E-print Network

Malfois. There was quite a frenzy of activity caused by that - eventually, given the con atmosphere, we formed rival groups, all trying to be the first to spot the real Mina de Malfois and get her autograph. I was the first one in my team to spot...

2007-02-13

150

The Pros and Cons of Artificial Reefs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan asks students to consider whether artificial reefs (human-made objects in the ocean or sea) are good for marine ecosystems. Students will look at pictures of artificial reefs and read articles describing the pros and cons of these structures. They will conclude by writing paragraphs explaining whether they think a new artificial reef should be created in Florida waters.

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CON Advising Academic Year 2013-2014  

E-print Network

in the College of Nursing (CON). Please keep this document and refer to it before your advising appointments 401 Email: rstower@seattleu.edu russel14@seattleu.edu Phone: 206.296.2242 206.296.2091 Web site: http://www.seattleu.edu/nursing requirements Know what resources are available to me that help promote academic success Reflect on my

Carter, John

152

DIVERSAS MANERAS DE GENERAR ENERGIA CON  

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DIVERSAS MANERAS DE GENERAR ENERGIA CON AGUA EN EL PLANETA Fernando Gilbes Santaella Departamento Renovable en PR Solar Eolica Biocombustibles Agua #12;EL PLANETA AZUL #12;EL AGUA EN LA TIERRA #12" (hydropower), que es la fuerza producida por el movimiento del agua. No genera desperdicios y no produce

Gilbes, Fernando

153

Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP  

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1 MODULO 1 PARTE 3 Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP 3.c Goy - a.a. 2011 server contenuto nel cookie) Goy - a.a. 2011/2012 Programmazione Web 3 PHP: cookie - I E' possibile scrivere e leggere cookie utilizzando PHP Per scrivere un cookie, utilizzo la funzione predefinita

Goy, Anna

154

Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP  

E-print Network

1 MODULO 1 PARTE 3 Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP 3.d Goy - a.a. 2012 di interazione home.html ll h identif.php cancella.php cancellato.php logout.phpacquisti.php Goy - a.a. 2012/2013 Programmazione Web 5 sess_scad.html home.html - login/registrazione utente identif.php

Goy, Anna

155

Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP  

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1 MODULO 1 PARTE 3 Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP 3.d Goy - a.a. 2010 di interazione home.html ll h identif.php cancella.php cancellato.php logout.phpacquisti.php Goy - a.a. 2010/2011 Programmazione Web 5 sess_scad.html home.html - login/registrazione utente identif.php

Goy, Anna

156

Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP  

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1 MODULO 1 PARTE 3 Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP 3.d Goy - a.a. 2011 di interazione home.html ll h identif.php cancella.php cancellato.php logout.phpacquisti.php Goy - a.a. 2011/2012 Programmazione Web 5 sess_scad.html home.html - login/registrazione utente identif.php

Goy, Anna

157

Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP  

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1 MODULO 1 PARTE 3 Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP 3.c Goy - a.a. 2010 contenuto nel cookie) Goy - a.a. 2010/2011 Programmazione Web 3 PHP: cookie - I E' possibile scrivere e leggere cookie utilizzando PHP Per scrivere un cookie, utilizzo la funzione predefinita setcookie

Goy, Anna

158

Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP  

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1 MODULO 1 PARTE 3 Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP 3.c Goy - a.a. 2012 server contenuto nel cookie) Goy - a.a. 2012/2013 Programmazione Web 3 PHP: cookie - I E' possibile scrivere e leggere cookie utilizzando PHP Per scrivere un cookie, utilizzo la funzione predefinita

Goy, Anna

159

Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP  

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1 MODULO 1 PARTE 3 Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP 3.d Goy - a.a. 2009 di interazione home.html ll h identif.php cancella.php cancellato.php logout.phpacquisti.php Goy - a.a. 2009/2010 Programmazione Web 5 sess_scad.html home.html - login/registrazione utente identif.php

Goy, Anna

160

Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP  

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1 MODULO 1 PARTE 3 Programmazione (scripting) server-side con PHP 3.c Goy - a.a. 2009) Goy - a.a. 2009/2010 Programmazione Web 3 PHP: cookie - I E' possibile scrivere e leggere cookie utilizzando PHP Per scrivere un cookie, utilizzo la funzione predefinita setcookie(...): nome del cookie

Goy, Anna

161

A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR RECOVERY GOLD AND SILVER FROM BACIS ARGENTOPYRITE CONCENTRATE  

Microsoft Academic Search

2 para que con estas condiciones el cianuro y el oxigeno disuelva simultáneamente el oro y la plata en un 96%, empleando un tiempo no mayor a los 90 minutos en un autoclave de acero inoxidable. Posteriormente a la solución rica de cianuro de oro y plata , los metales preciosos se recuperan utilizando un proceso nuevo de Electrocoagulación con

JOSE R. PARGA; L. VALENZUELA; GUILLERMO T. MUNIVE

162

Somatic cell nuclear transfer: pros and cons.  

PubMed

Even though the technique of mammalian SCNT is just over a decade old it has already resulted in numerous significant advances. Despite the recent advances in the reprogramming field, SCNT remains the bench-mark for the generation of both genetically unmodified autologous pluripotent stem cells for transplantation and for the production of cloned animals. In this review we will discuss the pros and cons of SCNT, drawing comparisons with other reprogramming methods. PMID:20232594

Sumer, Huseyin; Liu, Jun; Tat, Pollyanna; Heffernan, Corey; Jones, Karen L; Verma, Paul J

2009-01-01

163

Aspectos relacionados con la sexualidad y la reproducción (PDQ®)  

Cancer.gov

Resumen de información revisada por expertos acerca de los factores que podrían afectar el funcionamiento sexual de las personas con cáncer. Se discuten además temás sobre la fertilidad relacionados con el tratamiento del cáncer.

164

Aspectos relacionados con la sexualidad y la reproducción (PDQ®)  

Cancer.gov

Resumen de información revisada por expertos acerca de los factores que pueden afectar el funcionamiento sexual de las personas con cáncer. Se discuten además temas sobre la fecundidad relacionados con el tratamiento del cáncer.

165

Watch Globally, Think Locally CON-CAN Movie Festival  

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CORTO TOKYO 2010 Watch Globally, Think Locally 12 18 12 19 12 20 70 CON-CAN Movie Festival CON-CAN Movie Festival Presents www.con-can.com #12;90 COMPETITION 1 : Play Expression COMPETITION 2 : Twilight TOKYO 2010 CON-CAN Movie Festival 151-0051 4-14-4 SK 4F Tel: 03-5414-6532 E-mail : cortokyo

Kasahara, Hironori

166

Aproximaciones sobre minera y pueblos indios en Mxico  

E-print Network

genera las condiciones para que parte del capital busque refugio en los metales preciosos (oro y plata al oro como patrón base de los intercambios comerciales internacionales ante la situación del dólar y el euro. El oro se convierte así en un activo seguro y las inversiones relacionadas con su extracción

Islas, León

167

Teaching Research Service Pros and Cons The Academic Life  

E-print Network

Pros and Cons Motivation An academic job is a multi-faceted one. On the surface, it seems that all weTeaching Research Service Pros and Cons The Academic Life: What Does a Prof Really Do? John Stockie October 3, 2011 The Academic Life 1/13 #12;Teaching Research Service Pros and Cons Outline 1 Teaching 2

Stockie, John

168

Diciembre 2012 Perlicultura: el oro negro de la  

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Actualidad cientifica Actualité scientifique El cultivo de la perla negra es, hoy en día, después del turismo granjas de perlas dependen totalmente del ecosistema del «lago» y tienen un fuerte impacto sobre este Polinesia francesa después del turismo, se enfrenta desde el año 2000 a una crisis muy importante: exceso de

169

TESORO DE ORO, BOOKS FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BILINGUAL MATERIALS RELATED TO THE SPANISH-AMERICAN CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE UNITED STATES, SUITABLE FOR ELEMENTARY AND OLDER STUDENTS. ALSO INCLUDED IS A DIRECTORY OF PUBLISHERS OF THESE MATERIALS AND A LIST OF CRITERIA APPLIED TO THE SELECTION OF THESE MATERIALS. (FS)

HARRIGAN, JOAN

170

Plasma Cell Mucositis of Oro- and Hypopharynx: A Case Report  

PubMed Central

Objective. To raise awareness of plasma cell mucositis as a rare differential diagnosis for oral mucosal ulceration and its macroscopic similarity to malignancy. Method. We report a patient who presented with oral features suggestive of malignancy. A biopsy revealed plasma cell mucositis. Results. The patient successfully had a full excision of one lesion and a spontaneous resolution of the other. Conclusion. With the increasing incidence of oral mucosal pathology, physicians should be aware of this differential diagnosis. PMID:22953106

Puvanendran, Mark; Lieder, Anja; Issing, Wolfgang

2012-01-01

171

DOE/ORO/2092 ANNUAL SITE ENVIRONMENTAL DATA  

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Annual Site Environmental Data -i- List of Tables East Tennessee Technology Park Table Page 1.1 1998 NPDES Permit Number TN 0002950 ETTP Storm Drain Discharge Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 1.2 1998) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 1.12 1998 ETTP parameters detected at K-716

Pennycook, Steve

172

[Oro-facial-digital syndrome type I: phenotypic variable expression].  

PubMed

Oral-facial-digital syndrome type 1 (OFD1; OMIM #311200) is a developmental disorder transmitted as an X-linked dominant condition with embryonic male lethality. It is associated with malformation of the oral cavity, face, and digits. Furthermore, it is characterized by the presence of milia, hypotrichosis and polycystic kidney disease. We present two cases with clinical diagnosis oforal-facial-digital syndrome type I with some phenotypic variability between them. PMID:25362921

Boldrini, María Pía; Giovo, María Elsa; Bogado, Claudia

2014-12-01

173

Web Spoofing: An Internet Con Game  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Safe Internet Programming group at the Princeton University Department of Computer Science in 1996 published a paper on the practice known as "web spoofing," through which an attacker intervenes between an end-user browsing the Web and real Web sites. The attacker sets up a shadow copy of the Web, and as users request pages from sites they will receive pages from the attacker's site instead. This process also enables attackers to gather data (possibly credit card numbers, etc.) submitted through bogus web forms. The nine-page paper describes how the con game works and suggests remedies. The article is available in PostScript, compressed PostScript, Microsoft Word, and zipped Microsoft Word format. Unfortunately, it is not available online as HTML.

Balfanz, Dirk ..; Dean, Drew.; Felten, Edward W.; Wallach, Dan S.

1996-01-01

174

Cervical disc arthroplasty: Pros and cons  

PubMed Central

Background: Cervical disc arthroplasty has emerged as a promising potential alternative to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in appropriately selected patients. Despite a history of excellent outcomes after ACDF, the question as to whether a fusion leads to adjacent segment degeneration remains unanswered. Numerous US investigational device exemption trials comparing cervical arthroplasty to fusion have been conducted to answer this question. Methods: This study reviews the current research regarding cervical athroplasty, and emphasizes both the pros and cons of arthroplasty as compared with ACDF. Results: Early clinical outcomes show that cervical arthroplasty is as effective as the standard ACDF. However, this new technology is also associated with an expanding list of novel complications. Conclusion: Although there is no definitive evidence that cervical disc replacement reduces the incidence of adjacent segment degeneration, it does show other advantages; for example, faster return to work, and reduced need for postoperative bracing. PMID:22905327

Moatz, Bradley; Tortolani, P. Justin

2012-01-01

175

Tratamiento inmunosupresor de la miastenia gravis con tacrolimus (FK506).  

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??La miastenia gravis es una enfermedad autoinmune mediada por anticuerpos anti-receptor de acetilcolina del músculo esquelético. Su tratamiento incluye: La timectomia y la inmunosupresión con… (more)

Abderrazek, Jamal Azem

2006-01-01

176

Revue de presse hebdomadaire 20-26 fvrier 2012  

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. Supplemento Domingo PATRIMONIO HIST�RICO Oro para España (por Alvaro de Cózar) : Doscientos años después de objetivo. Las 595.000 monedas de plata y oro han llegado hoy a España tras una larga batalla legal con la

Rennes, Université de

177

Tiene familiares con Alzheimer? La Escuela de Medicina del Recinto de Ciencias Mdicas en colaboracin con la Universidad de Columbia  

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¿Tiene familiares con Alzheimer? 25/1/2008 La Escuela de Medicina del Recinto de Ciencias Médicas más con Alzheimer para participar de un estudio genético. La investigación pretende encontrar genes que se encuentren relacionados a la enfermedad de Alzheimer con el propósito de aprender más sobre las

Quirk, Gregory J.

178

Cálculos ab initio con correlación electrónica  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Estamos entrando en una era donde la ortogonalidad entre las investigaciones de carácter experimental y de naturaleza teórica se irá difuminando progresivamente y la problemática a resolver quedará en escena como el único actor principal de la obra. Como premisa para una cooperación teórico-experimental de igual a igual, la metodología químico-cuántica utilizada debe ser capaz de ofrecer resultados de carácter predictivo. Sin duda, esta madurez en la metodología químico-cuántica ya la hemos alcanzado hace algunos años, tal y como muestra entre otras muchas, la labor que nuestro grupo ha realizado en el transcurso de la última década, dentro del campo de la Espectroscopía Teórica. Los estudios realizados comprenden una amplia gama de sistemas, variando tanto en tamaño como en complejidad, abordando problemáticas espectroscópicas consideradas tradicionalmente como especialmente controvertidas. Nuestra contribución científica más relevante reside en el carácter cuantitativo de las asignaciones espectroscópicas que hemos propuesto en base a resultados ab initio. Recordemos que en los años noventa los resultados ab initio solían presentar para las energías de excitación de sistemas de tamaño molecular moderado, como el benceno, errores de más de 1 eV. En comparación con el éxito relativo de los métodos semiempíricos, la frustración de la metodología ab initio quedaba todavía más patente. Los estudios que hemos presentado representan una comprensión profunda de los espectros electrónicos en sistemas orgánicos claves, mostrando el camino a seguir para obtener asignaciones espectroscópicas precisas (entre 0.1-0.2 eV). La naturaleza del método CASPT2 junto al diseño de estrategias computacionales nos ha permitido alcanzar el carácter cuantitativo con el que se caracterizan nuestras contribuciones[1,2]. Por todo ello, algunos de los trabajos publicados se consideran clásicos dentro del campo, pues en cierto modo definen el campo, y se reflejan en libros publicados recientemente. En la conferencia se analizarán ciertos pormenores de las investigaciones realizadas. El tipo de aplicaciones llevadas a cabo hasta la fecha se ilustrará mediante el estudio teórico del espectro electrónico de ciclooctatetraeno. Dando un paso más en la evolución de nuestra investigación, pretendemos en la actualidad describir, desde un formalismo teórico y al mismo nivel de exigencia, los mecanismos subyacentes que tienen lugar en las reacciones biológicas fototoinducidas, es decir, reacciones que se inician mediante la absorción de luz[3]. Como muestra de la caracterización de los procesos fotofísicos y fotoquímicos en fotobiología teórica, hemos elegido la descripción de la conversión interna ultrarrápida que tiene lugar en los cromóforos del ADN. Los estados excitados de las moléculas de los ácidos nucleicos presentan tiempos de vida media que se encuentran en el rango de sub-picosegundos, sugiriendo la presencia de un canal ultrarrápido de conversión interna, lo que normalmente se asocia en la fotoquímica contemporánea a una intersección cónica entre el estado excitado y el fundamental[4]. De esta forma nuestro ADN previene de forma eficaz posibles reacciones en el estado excitado y se revela como un excelente protector solar.

Merchán Bonete, M.

179

Breath Analysis Science at PittCon 2012, Orlando, Florida  

EPA Science Inventory

Breath analysis science was featured in three organized sessions at this year?s Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition, or ?PittCon 2012? (http://www.pittcon.org/). As described in previous meeting reports, PittCon is one of the largest international conferences for analytical chem...

180

-okfl ^ ORNL/CON-172 Linear Harmonic Analysis of Free-  

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-okfl ^ ORNL/CON-172 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY Linear Harmonic Analysis of Free- Piston. #12;ORNL/CON-172 Engineering Technology Division* LINEAR HARMONIC ANALYSIS OF FREE-PISTON STIRLING/dynamic problem that is associated with a free-piston Stirling engine (FPSE). The governing equations

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

181

Tratamiento cognitivo-conductual para niños mexicanos con fobia social  

Microsoft Academic Search

Participaron 17 niños, entre 7 y 12 años, con fobia social asignados aleatoriamente a 3 condiciones: (a) niños bajo el protocolo Intervención en Adolescentes con Fobia Social (IAFS; Olivares, 2005), (b) el mismo protocolo a los niños e información a sus padres sobre el trastorno, y (c) lista de espera. En evaluaciones de pretest, postest, 3 y 6 meses después,

Flor Gil-Bernal; Laura Hernández-Guzmán

2009-01-01

182

Preserving con dentiality when sharing medical database the Cellsecu system  

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containing high quality health related data. It is a gold mine for many researchers working on the healthPreserving con dentiality when sharing medical database the Cellsecu system Yu-Cheng Chiang y named Cellsecu that maintains not only the anonymity but also the con dentiality of each cell

Chen, Sheng-Wei

183

Control del dolor: Apoyo para las personas con cáncer  

Cancer.gov

Contiene información sobre las medicinas contra el dolor para pacientes con cáncer, los planes para controlarlo, cómo hablar con su equipo de atención médica sobre el dolor que usted siente y qué hacer para controlar los efectos físicos y emocionales del mismo.

184

¿COOPERAR EN I+D? CON QUIÉN Y PARA QUÉ  

Microsoft Academic Search

Decidir si cooperar en I+D y con quien hacerlo son los primeros temas que se plantean las empresas cuando emprenden un proyecto conjunto de investigación. El trabajo profundiza en dichas cuestiones estudiando el caso de la industria española. Con una muestra de 1.653 empresas se analiza en primer lugar la independencia de la secuencia de estas deci- siones tras lo

CRISTINA BAYONA SÁEZ

185

October 6, 1997 ITER L-Mode Con nement Database  

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October 6, 1997 ITER L-Mode Con nement Database S.M. Kaye and the ITER Con nement Database Working Group Abstract This paper describes the content of an L-mode database that has been compiled with data, and Tore-Supra. The database consists of a total of 2938 entries, 1881 of which are in the L-phase while

186

Control del dolor: Apoyo para las personas con cáncer  

Cancer.gov

Libro sobre el control del dolor en pacientes con cáncer. Cubre los métodos y medicinas, así como los efectos físicos y emocionales del dolor. Es una adaptación cultural para el público de habla hispana del libro en inglés Pain Control.

187

20132014 Career Guide Table of ConTenTs  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Career Decision-Making Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Junior Year2013­2014 Career Guide #12;#12;1 #12;2 Table of ConTenTs Introduction to Career services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Letter from Career Center Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Career

188

Con Edison Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program  

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? Alignment & Compliance Ratings 3 Selected Local Laws and Regulations ? LL 84 - Benchmarking the Energy & Water Efficiency of Buildings ? LL 85 - NYC Energy Conservation Code ? LL 87 - Energy Audits and Retro-commissioning ? LL 88 - Lighting Upgrades... ? Con Edison C&I Energy Efficiency Team ? Program Management and Account Executives ? Lockheed Martin Team ? Marketing, Operations, Engineering and Administration ? Market Partner Network ? Con Edison Customers 6 C&I Program: Three Major...

Pospisil, D.

2011-01-01

189

El objetivo fundamental del ttulo de grado en Sociologa es formar profesionales con el perfil de socilogo, con un conocimiento global en las reas relacionadas con el conocimiento cientfico de las sociedades, y con  

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perfil de sociólogo, con un conocimiento global en las áreas relacionadas con el conocimiento científico Programas de las asignaturas: En la guía docente de cada asignatura tienes el "Programa para imprimir Sociología por la Universidad de Alicante Día de la Sociología en la UA: 14 febrero 2014 Capacitación docente

Escolano, Francisco

190

Tratamiento pasivo de aguas de mina con altas  

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Tratamiento pasivo de aguas de mina con altas concentraciones de metales Resultados de ensayos en · Metodología · Resultados · Trabajos pendientes #12;Introducción Problemática de las aguas ácidas de mina 2.5 H2O Faja Pirítica Ibérica: · Mayor reserva de pirita del mundo · Aguas ácidas de mina con

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

191

"CON-CON" assignment strategy for highly flexible intrinsically disordered proteins.  

PubMed

Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are a class of highly flexible proteins whose characterization by NMR spectroscopy is complicated by severe spectral overlaps. The development of experiments designed to facilitate the sequence-specific assignment procedure is thus very important to improve the tools for the characterization of IDPs and thus to be able to focus on IDPs of increasing size and complexity. Here, we present and describe the implementation of a set of novel (1)H-detected 5D experiments, (HACA)CON(CACO)NCO(CA)HA, BT-(H)NCO(CAN)CONNH and BT-HN(COCAN)CONNH, optimized for the study of highly flexible IDPs that exploit the best resolved correlations, those involving the carbonyl and nitrogen nuclei of neighboring amino acids, to achieve sequence-specific resonance assignment. Together with the analogous recently proposed pulse schemes based on (13)C detection, they form a complete set of experiments for sequence-specific assignment of highly flexible IDPs. Depending on the particular sample conditions (concentration, lifetime, pH, temperature, etc.), these experiments present certain advantages and disadvantages that will be discussed. Needless to say, that the availability of a variety of complementary experiments will be important for accurate determination of resonance frequencies in complex IDPs. PMID:25326659

Piai, Alessandro; Hošek, Tomáš; Gonnelli, Leonardo; Zawadzka-Kazimierczuk, Anna; Ko?mi?ski, Wiktor; Brutscher, Bernhard; Bermel, Wolfgang; Pierattelli, Roberta; Felli, Isabella C

2014-12-01

192

Nuevas Iniciativas con los SIG en el Municipio de  

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parcelario #12;Mapa resultante de Calificaci�n de Suelos #12;Se cre� un CD con los mapas en formato PDF para) N�mero de Catastro de la parcela Calificaci�n de suelos (zonificaci�n) Par de Coordenadas X,Y en

Gilbes, Fernando

193

NEWS & NOTES Jennifer Keeney's Trio Angelico will perform four con-  

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NEWS & NOTES Jennifer Keeney's Trio Angelico will perform four con- certs December 1-9 in Japan- tion. Catherine Baker, Lindsay Fyffe, Sarah Giron, and Kasumi Nakashiima (studio of Jennifer Keeney) also participated. Antonia Rogers (studio of Jennifer Keeney and Krystal Grauvogl (studio of Timothy

Azevedo, Ricardo

194

Portadores nasofaríngeos de Neisseria meningitidis en trabajadores con riesgo ocupacional  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los portadores de Neisseria meningitidis constituyen la principal fuente de infección y transmisión de la enfermedad meningocócica. Conocer su prevalencia, las características de las cepas aisladas y los factores de riesgos asociados con el estado de portador, aportan datos valiosos al control y vigilancia epidemiológica de esta entidad clínica. Para cumplimentar los objetivos propuestos se realizó un estudio transversal descriptivo

Isabel Martínez; Gustavo Sierra; Georgina Pardo; Niurka Álvarez; Marlene Armesto; Mayelín Mirabal

2010-01-01

195

Quantum computing: pro and con BY JOHN PRESKILL  

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Quantum computing: pro and con BY JOHN PRESKILL Charles C. Lauritsen Laboratory of High Energy Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA I assess the potential of quantum computation. Broad and important applications must be found to justify construction of a quantum computer; I

Preskill, John

196

Inclusion: The Pros and Cons--A Critical Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper was to review, analyze, and critique the pros and cons, the advantages and disadvantages, of inclusion. The methodology consisted in analyzing and comparing research findings on the benefits and costs of inclusion. Federal legislation and regulations on inclusion were examined, analyzed, and discussed. The results showed…

Savich, Carl

2008-01-01

197

Teaching after Retirement: The Pros and the Cons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Having enjoyed teaching during my active career, I continued to teach summer school following retirement. Self-observed sensory and cognitive impairments, although not mentioned by students in their evaluations, induced me to consider the pros and cons of continuing to teach. My hope is that this list of benefits and problems will be of assistance…

Sommer, Robert

2014-01-01

198

Teatro en Uruguay: Conversación con Jorge Pignataro Calero  

E-print Network

Cultura. Pero tiene recursos muy magros. Te doy un ejemplo, y tú que vienes de Estados Unidos, te vas a reír cuando te diga la cifra. Con la primera partida, se quiso hacer una distribución: ¡había 43.000 dólares disponibles y 192.000 dólares de...

Bravo-Elizondo, Pedro

1999-10-01

199

ORNL/CON-460 The Evaluation of a 4000-Home  

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............................................................................7 1.4.3 Geothermal Heat Pump System Model..........................................................7ORNL/CON-460 The Evaluation of a 4000-Home Geothermal Heat Pump Retrofit at Fort Polk, Louisiana the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; prices available from

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

200

Caracterización de tintas de titanio dopadas con óxidos metálicos  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se prepararon tintas de Diisopropoxido de titanio bis(acetilacetonato) por el método sol-gel para aplicar en la elaboración de nanoestructuras mediante la técnica de escritura directa. Esta técnica permite estructurar materiales con alto índice de refracción a escala micro y nanométrica en tres dimensiones mediante extrusión, para elaborar cristales fotónicos. El tratamiento de las nanoestructuras extruidas a temperaturas elevadas para transformarlas

C. R. TUBÍO; F. GUITIÁN; A. GIL

201

Emergency Factsheet for Tratando Agua Almacenada con Cloro  

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Emergency Factsheet for Tratando Agua Almacenada con Cloro Monty C. Dozier, Profesor Asistente y Fertilidad de Suelos El Sistema Universitario Texas A&M Al tratamiento del agua potable para mejorar su contaminaciónbacteriológica del agua. Este método tambiénpuede ser usado por los propietarios de pozos de agua particulares

202

Null alleles for salivary Concanavalin A-binding (Con A) and Po proteins at PRB2 and PRB4 loci  

Microsoft Academic Search

Six closely linked PRP (proline-rich protein) genes code for many salivary PRPs which show frequent null variants especially. The Con polymorphism includes the different sized Con 1 and Con 2 proteins and the null Con 0 form. N-terminal amino acid sequences (60 aa) were determined on Con 1 and Con 2 proteins. From comparison of the protein sequences with those

E. A. Azen; E. Amberger

1994-01-01

203

LunGradCon: The Lunar Graduate Conference  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Members of the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies (CCLDAS) initiated the Lunar Graduate Conference (LunGradCon), modeled after the highly successful Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon). The purpose of this conference is to enhance the professional development of graduate students and early postdoctoral researchers by providing an opportunity to present and discuss scientific research in an environment of their peers. For the first two years, LunGradCon has been held as a one-day conference in conjunction with the NASA Lunar Science Institue's (NLSI) Lunar Science Forum at the NASA Ames Research Center. Activities include an invited overview talk on each of the NASA Lunar Science Institute's three main research areas (OF the Moon, ON the Moon, and FROM the Moon), submitted oral presentations from graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and networking opportunities with established member of the lunar science community and the NLSI. In each of the first two years of LunGradCon, there have been 20-25 attendees, with about 15 of those presenting submitted talks. Each speaker received feedback forms from the other participants in order to improve on their presentation techniques. Participants also provided feedback on the conference as a whole in order to evaluate the content and provide suggestions for improvement in following years. Overall, the feedback has been extremely positive. This talk will summarize the achievements of past LunGradCons and plans for expansion of the conference to ensure a long-term positive impact on the early careers of future lunar, planetary and space science researchers.

Dove, A.; Poppe, A.; Neish, C.; Fagan, A.; Fuqua, H.; Kramer, G. Y.; Horanyi, M.

2011-12-01

204

The Pros and Cons of RFID in Supply Chain Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the pros and cons of using Radio-Frequency IDentification (RFID) in Supply Chain Management (SCM). While RFID has a greater number of benefits than its predecessor, the bar code, it currently comes at a price that many businesses still consider prohibitive. On the one hand, RFID is advantageous because it does not require line-of-sight scanning, it acts to

Katina Michael; Luke Mccathie

2005-01-01

205

Con Edison - steam operations: Supply and distribution system changes  

SciTech Connect

The abundance of low cost electric purchases and the associated reduction of Con Edison electric generation brings significant financial pressure to transfer portions of the combination steam - electric stations to the steam rate base. Concurrently, cost proportioning in dual system stations has become less favorable to steam customers. This paper details the actions taken to respond to the current electric market and firmly establish the steam supply and distribution system as efficient and reliable in a competitive energy environment.

Badali, V.P.; Ciemniecki, D.L. [Consolidated Edison Company of New York, New York, NY (United States)

1995-09-01

206

Problemas elipticos con condiciones de contorno asintoticamente lineales en infinito  

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. Arrieta 1 Rosa Pardo2 Anibal Rodr´iguez-Bernal3 Resumen Analizamos la existencia y estructura de las Steklov la norma del operador T est´e acotada uniformenente, junto con la sublinealidad de la funci´on g´ametro se aproxima a un autovalor de Steklov, la norma del operador T diverge a infinito. Este hecho es una

Rodríguez-Bernal, Aníbal

207

IZ-CON: an intelligent zone controller for building systems operation  

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This paper describes the concept of an intelligent zone controller (IZ-CON) for integrated operation of building systems. IZ-CON is intended to deploy a predictive control methodology with embedded simulation capability. Thereby, the scalability...

Mahdavi, A.; Schub, M.

2012-01-01

208

Métodos con información genética para abordar la complejidad del cáncer de pulmón  

Cancer.gov

Se estima que 220 000 personas recibieron un diagnóstico de alguna forma de cáncer de pulmón en 2010. Es la principal causa de muertes relacionadas con el cáncer, con más de 157 000 muertes previstas en 2010.

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The pathway of lectin-mediated lymphocytotoxicity by Con A-coupled Sepharose beads.  

PubMed

Soluble concanavalin A (Con A) can effectively mediate nonspecific target cell lysis by cytolytic T lymphocytes (LDCC). Because Con A bound to Sepharose beads (Con A-Seph) is also effective, it has been concluded by Z. K. Ballas, W. R. Green, and C. S. Henney. (Cell. Immunol. 59, 411, 1981) that Con A-mediated "activation" of the cytolytic cell to kill in LDCC can occur without intracellular penetration of the lectin. No preincubation of either effector or target cells with Con A-Seph has been performed. Exploiting the previous finding of G. Berke (Immunol. Rev. 72, 5, 1983) that in LDCC Con A exerts its effect(s) strictly by affecting the target rather than by bridging effector and target cells and activating the effector, identical results with Con A-Seph are shown. Preincubation of Con A-Seph with the target but not with the effector cells results in substantial killing. Moreover it is shown that the ability of Con A-Seph to mediate LDCC can be attributed to free Con A dissociating from the beads (about 1%) during the assay. Evidence is presented to indicate that the dissociated Con A, not unlike free Con A, reacts with the target cells, thereby rendering them recognizable by the effector cells. It is concluded that the activity of Con A-Seph may not be taken as evidence for Con A-mediated activation of the cytolytic cell, as suggested by Ballas et al., and that the putative Con A-mediated lymphocyte activation relevant to killing still remains to be demonstrated. Evidence contradicting Con A-mediated activation of the effector and supporting the target cell modification theory has been discussed by G. Berke, V. Hu, E. McVey, and W. R. Clark (J. Immunol. 127, 776, 1981). PMID:6609003

Keren, Z; Berke, G

1984-05-01

210

Global Con guration Stabilization for the VTOL Aircraft with Strong Input Coupling  

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In this section, we present our control design method for con guration stabilization of the VTOL aircraft. HereGlobal Con guration Stabilization for the VTOL Aircraft with Strong Input Coupling Reza Olfati Trajectory tracking and con guration stabilization for the VTOL aircraft (vertical take o and landing

Sontag, Eduardo

211

Ventilazione non invasiva con casco o maschera facciale in pazienti immunocompromessi* Uno studio caso-controllo  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scopo dello studio: Comparare l'efficacia della ventilazione invasiva a pressione positiva (NPPV) effettuata con casco e maschera facciale in pazienti immunocompromessi con insufficienza respiratoria acuta ipossiemica (ARF). Disegno dello studio: Studio caso-controllo. Ambientazione: La terapia intensiva generale di un ospedale universitario. Pazienti: Diciannove pazienti immunocompromessi (neoplasie ematologiche (n = 8), pazienti sottoposti a trapianto d'organo (n = 8), pazienti con

Monica Rocco; Donatella Dell' Utri; Andrea Morelli; Gustavo Spadetta; Giorgio Conti; Massimo Antonelli; Paolo Pietropaoli

212

Accesibilidad para personas con debilidad auditiva Linux Ubuntu 10.10  

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Accesibilidad para personas con debilidad auditiva Linux Ubuntu 10.10 ASIC ­ 18 de noviembre de 2010 Pág. 1 de 4 GUÍA DE ACCESIBILIDAD PARA PERSONAS CON DEBILIDAD AUDITIVA EN ENTORNO Linux Ubuntu 10 personas con debilidad auditiva Linux Ubuntu 10.10 ASIC ­ 18 de noviembre de 2010 Pág. 2 de 4 Utilizando el

Fernández de Córdoba, Pedro

213

Accesibilidad para personas con debilidad motriz Linux Ubuntu 10.10  

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Accesibilidad para personas con debilidad motriz Linux Ubuntu 10.10 ASIC ­ 18 de noviembre de 2010 Pág. 1 de 7 GUÍA DE ACCESIBILIDAD PARA PERSONAS CON DEBILIDAD MOTRIZ EN ENTORNO Linux Ubuntu 10- get install dasher" y presione enter. #12;Accesibilidad para personas con debilidad motriz Linux

Fernández de Córdoba, Pedro

214

Courses: Economics (ECON) Page 291Sonoma State University 2010-2011 Catalog eCOn 321 lABOr eCOnOMiCS (4)  

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, climate change and the valuation of environmental benefit and costs. Prerequisites: ECON 204 and 205Courses: Economics (ECON) Page 291Sonoma State University 2010-2011 Catalog eCOn 321 lABOr eCOnOMiCS (4) A study of economic and social issues in U.S. labor markets. Topics will include U.S. labor

Ravikumar, B.

215

Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes 2013 1 Formulario de Registro para Personas con Diabetes Formulario de Registro para Personas con Diabetes 2013  

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Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes ­ 2013 1 Formulario de Registro para Personas con Diabetes Formulario de Registro para Personas con Diabetes ­ 2013 Si usted NO TIENE diabetes, por favor NO LLENE este sobre diabetes en el Condado de _______________. D. El código postal en mi casa es __ __ __ __ __. E

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Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes 2013 1 Formulario de Conclusin para Personas con Diabetes Formulario de Conclusin para Personas con Diabetes 201  

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Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes ­ 2013 1 Formulario de Conclusión para Personas con Diabetes Formulario de Conclusión para Personas con Diabetes ­ 201 Si usted NO TIENE diabetes, por favor NO LLENE este últimos cuatro números de mi número telefónico son __ __ __ __. C. Marque todas las clases sobre diabetes

217

Obtención de perfiles teóricos de elementos metálicos con velocidades macroscópicas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

El propósito de este trabajo es poder establecer -a partir de la modelización de perfiles de distintas especies- patrones de comparación observacional que permitan caracterizar los fenómenos físicos que están presentes en las estructuras que se observan. Para ello se resuelven las ecuaciones de equilibrio de ionización para un determinado átomo y una atmósfera de parámetros determinados. A partir de ello se definen las poblaciones para los distintos grados de ionización. Considerando distintas configuraciones e intensidades de flujos de masa se deducen la función fuente, el espesor óptico y se calculan los perfiles de las distintas líneas. Se obtuvieron perfiles teóricos de líneas del CII, CIV y del OIV para flujos entrante, saliente y pasante. La forma del perfil, las intensidades relativas entre los distintos flujos y el corrimiento Doppler da cuenta de una caracterización teórica a partir de la cual se comparará con observaciones.

Cirigliano, D.; Costa, A.; Rovira, M.

218

Con A-induced suppressor cells in children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.  

PubMed Central

The function of Con A stimulation was investigated in patients with ALL in remission and in patients with ALL in the acute phase of the disease as compared to healthy controls. Suppression of the Con A response brought about by autologous Con A-activated cells was significantly lower in ALL patients in remission (mean value 29.33%) and in the acute phase (mean value 10%) than in the controls (mean value 64.86%). Suppression of the Con A stimulation of control lymphocytes by Con A-activated homologous cells of ALL patients had a mean value of 51.65%. This was significantly higher than the suppression obtained by the same ALL cells in the autologous system and of the same order of magnitude as the suppression obtained by control Con A-activated cells on control Con A stimulation (57.67%). Suppression of the Con a response of ALL lymphocytes produced by control Con A-activated cells was 23.17% and comparable to healthy controls. These results demonstrate that the function of Con A-induced suppression is significantly lower in ALL patients. They further indicate that at least two cell types are involved in this kind of suppression in humans. PMID:6448114

Eibl, M; Krepler, P; Schmidmeier, W; Zielinski, C; Winterleitner, H

1980-01-01

219

Gleevec disminuye la recidiva del cáncer en pacientes con tumor estromal gastrointestinal primario  

Cancer.gov

Los resultados preliminares de un estudio clínico grande aleatorio y controlado con placebo, en pacientes con tumor estromal gastrointestinal (GIST) primario, un tipo de tumor que por lo general se encuentra en el estómago o en el intestino delgado, demostraron que los pacientes a los que se administró mesilato de imatinib (Gleevec®) luego de la extirpación total de su tumor tuvieron una probabilidad significativamente menor de padecer una recidiva del cáncer en comparación con aquellos a los que no se administró imatinib.

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Identification of differentially expressed genes in Con A-activated Carp ( Cyprinus carpio L.) leucocytes  

Microsoft Academic Search

A cDNA library was constructed from the message RNA (mRNA) obtained from Con A-induced head kidney (HK) leucocytes of carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Differential screening of the cDNA was carried out by hybridization against the total cDNA probes from normal, Con A-uninduced HK leucocytes or Con A-induced HK leucocytes of carp. The differential expression patterns of certain cDNA clones were

Z. Yin; J. Y. He; Z. Gong; T. J. Lam; Y. M. Sin

1999-01-01

221

Efficacia dell'Ezetimibe in Soggetti Trattati con LDL Aferesi Selettiva.  

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??Le Dislipidemie ereditarie costituiscono un’emergenza socio sanitaria perché sono le malattie ereditarie più frequenti e generano il 76% dei pazienti con patologia vascolare aterosclerotica precoce… (more)

Calvaruso, Silvia

2007-01-01

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PERCHE: A Public Registry for Choreographies Liliana Ardissono, Roberto Furnari, Anna Goy, Giovanna Petrone, Marino Segnan  

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): in this perspective, the composition of Web Services can be viewed as the execution of a complex business process: When Web Service composition takes place in an open environment, involving services that belong: choreography, heterogeneous services interoperation, registry, service composition, service discovery, service

Goy, Anna

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LyricText: An Animated Display of Song Lyrics Rob Diaz-Marino1  

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://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/papers/index.html CR Categories: 1.3.8[Computer Graphics]: Applications Keywords: music, kinetic text, information about the mood of the singer, and can give insight into their speech and voice patterns. Lyric Typography [3] has been used to set mood and direct attention in Film and Television advertising. The Kinedit

Greenberg, Saul

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A Review of "Becoming Neapolitan. Citizen Culture in Baroque Naples" by John A. Marino  

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century S. Giovanni had accumulated a week-long celebration with conspicuous popular involvement: the guilds decorated floats in the procession, there were mountains of free food, and there was nude bathing in the Bay of Naples. There was a... century S. Giovanni had accumulated a week-long celebration with conspicuous popular involvement: the guilds decorated floats in the procession, there were mountains of free food, and there was nude bathing in the Bay of Naples. There was a...

Litchfield, R. Burr

2011-01-01

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Immune cascades in human intervertebral disc: the pros and cons  

PubMed Central

The unique structural hallmark of the intervertebral disc has made its central composition, the nucleus pulposus (NP), excluded from the immunologic tolerance. Consequently, the intervertebral disc is identified as an immune-privileged organ. Traditionally, local detrimental immune activities caused by NP at the lesion sites of the disc are noted as a significant factor contributing to disc degeneration. However, given the beneficial activities of immune cells in other immune-privileged sites on basis of current evidence, the degenerate disc might need the assistance of a subpopulation of immune cells to restore its structure and lessen inflammation. In addition, the beneficial impact of immune cells can be seen in the absorption of the herniated NP, which is an important factor causes the mechanical compression of nerve roots. Consequently, a modulated immune network in degenerate disc is essential for the restoration of this immune-privileged organ. Until now, the understandings of immune response in disc degeneration still rest on the harmful aspect. Further studies are needed to explore its beneficial influence. Accordingly, there are no absolutely the pros and cons in terms of immune reactions caused by NP. PMID:23696917

Sun, Zhen; Zhang, Ming; Zhao, Xu-Hong; Liu, Zhi-Heng; Gao, Yang; Samartzis, Dino; Wang, Hai-Qiang; Luo, Zhuo-Jing

2013-01-01

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Percutaneous coronary intervention in nonagenarians: pros and cons  

PubMed Central

Percutaneous coronary intervention is a mainstay in the management of symptomatic or high-risk coronary artery disease. The bulk of clinical evidence and experience underlying this fact relies, however, on relatively young patients. Indeed, few data of very limited quality are available which adequately define the risk-benefit and cost-benefit profile of coronary angioplasty and stenting in very old subjects, such as those of 90 years of age or older (i.e., nonagenarians). The aim of this review is to provide a concise, yet practical, synthesis of the available evidence on percutaneous coronary revascularization in the very elderly. The main arguments elaborated upon are to what extent we can extrapolate findings from studies including younger patients to nonagenarians, whether we should provide higher priority to prognosis or quality of life in such patients, and whether we can afford to allocate vast resources to care for such subjects in an era of financial constraints. Our review of 18 studies and 1082 patients suggest that percutaneous coronary intervention is feasible and associated with acceptable short- and long-term results in this population, which is nonetheless fraught with a high mortality risk irrespective of the revascularization procedure. Accordingly, the pros and cons of percutaneous coronary intervention should be carefully weighed when considering this treatment in nonagenarians. PMID:23610578

Biondi Zoccai, Giuseppe; Abbate, Antonio; D'Ascenzo, Fabrizio; Presutti, Davide; Peruzzi, Mariangela; Cavarretta, Elena; Marullo, Antonino G.M.; Lotrionte, Marzia; Frati, Giacomo

2013-01-01

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Five payment models: the pros, the cons, the potential.  

PubMed

Among the leading strategies to reform health care is the development and implementation of new payment models. The goal is to change the way physicians, hospitals, and other care providers are paid in order to emphasize higher quality at lower costs--in other words, to improve value. In an effort to build on its health care reform activities that began in 2005, the Minnesota Medical Association convened a work group in 2010 to develop recommendations on how payment reform can best be advanced. Among the work group's output was a comparative review of five payment models with respect to how they can support a value-driven health care system. This article summarizes the pros and cons of the five models--fee for service, pay for coordination, pay for performance, episode or bundled payment, and comprehensive care or total cost of care payment. It also offers the work group's recommendations for how these models might be applied in a reformed health care system. PMID:21462667

Silversmith, Janet

2011-02-01

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Meeting Report: Breath Biomarkers Networking Sessions at PittCon 2010, Orlando, Florida  

EPA Science Inventory

The Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition, or "PittCon" (www.pittcon.org/), is one of the largest international conferences for analytical chemistry and instrumentation typically attracting about 25,000 attendees and 1,000 commercial exhibitors. PittCon began in 1950 as a small sp...

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Efecto del suelo en la tasa de crecimiento de especies tropicales con distribuciones contrastantes  

E-print Network

1 Efecto del suelo en la tasa de crecimiento de especies tropicales con distribuciones contribuir a limitar la distribución de las especies. Uno de ellos es la fertilidad del suelo, la que con frecuencia es menor en los bosques más húmedos. Para evaluar el posible rol de la fertilidad del suelo en la

Bermingham, Eldredge

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A National Look at Postmodernism's Pros and Cons in Educational Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to take a look at the pros and cons of postmodernism. It is imperative for administrators to closely examine educational theories and practices prior to instituting changes. The ability to read and digest challenging material keeps one informed and prepared to lead effectively. This paper will list the pros and cons…

Townsell, Rhodena

2007-01-01

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Bienvenidos a Columbia Dental: En Columbia Dental estamos comprometidos en proveerle con cuidado dental de altura.  

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Bienvenidos a Columbia Dental: En Columbia Dental estamos comprometidos en proveerle con cuidado dental de altura. Columbia Dental le ofrece una amplia variedad de servicios dentales en todos nuestros departamentos especializados, incluyendo Implantes Dentales. Su primera cita en Columbia Dental será con un

Grishok, Alla

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Accesibilidad para personas con debilidad visual Google Chrome 8.0.552.224  

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Accesibilidad para personas con debilidad visual Google Chrome 8.0.552.224 ASIC ­ 13 de Diciembre de 2010 Pág. 1 de 3 GUÍA DE ACCESIBILIDAD PARA PERSONAS CON DEBILIDAD VISUAL EN GOOGLE CHROME 8 accedido a Google Chrome pulsamos en la llave inglesa y dentro de esta marcamos Opciones. Figura 1 Como

Fernández de Córdoba, Pedro

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Diventa Social Media Trainer Aumenta le tue possibilit occupazionali con competenze Web 2.0 e  

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Diventa Social Media Trainer · Aumenta le tue possibilità occupazionali con competenze Web 2.0 e marketing. Perché partecipare: · Riceverai una Formazione per diventare un Social Media Trainer formative, aiutando un membro dello staff aziendale a familiarizzare con gli strumenti Social Media. Questo

Robbiano, Lorenzo

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GUIA VISUAL TRANSIN 0.-ESTRUCTURA Y JERARQUA DE LA MODELACIN CON  

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1 GUIA VISUAL TRANSIN #12;2 INDICE 0.- ESTRUCTURA Y JERARQUÍA DE LA MODELACI�N CON VISUAL TRANSIN) .......................................................................................... 89 #12;3 0.- ESTRUCTURA Y JERARQUÍA DE LA MODELACI�N CON VISUAL TRANSIN BASE DE DATOS: Toda la

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

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Optimal Phase Con ict Removal for Layout of Dark Field Alternating Phase Shifting Masks  

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-coloring and compaction approach that simultaneously optimizes layout and phase assignment which is based the number of phase con icts that must be removed to ensure 2-colorability of the con ict graph. We reduce-shifting mask technology with negative photoresist. It also matches very well with the requirements

Zelikovsky, Alexander

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La medicina nucleare nell'analisi delle malattie cardiovascolari nei pazienti con insufficienza renale cronica  

Microsoft Academic Search

Le malattie cardiovascolari sono molto comuni nei soggetti con insufficienza renale cronica (IRC). La mortalità cardiovasco- lare nei pazienti in trattamento dialitico è 10-30 volte più alta di quella della popolazione generale. Le tecniche di medicina nucleare costituiscono un momento fondamentale nella diagnosi, nella stratificazione prognostica, nel follow-up e nella valu- tazione degli effetti della terapia in pazienti con malattia

M. Spadafora; V. Cuccurullo; P. F. Rambaldi; P. Miletto; L. Mansi

2005-01-01

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ccsd00001226 Ultracold atoms con ned in rf-induced two-dimensional trapping potentials  

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ccsd­00001226 (version 1) : 29 Feb 2004 Ultracold atoms con#12;ned in rf-induced two atoms proposed by O. Zobay and B. M. Garraway [1]. It relies on adiabatic potentials for atoms dressed by a rf #12;eld in an inhomogeneous magnetic #12;eld. This trap is well suited to con#12;ne atoms tightly

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Per: Chirapaq celebra 25 aos con un foro sobre "Derechos de los Pueblos Indgenas"  

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Perú: Chirapaq celebra 25 años con un foro sobre "Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas celebrará su 25 aniversario con el foro público internacional: "Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas: Avances y la Nación Cree, ex parlamentario y miembro del Mecanismo de Expertos sobre los Derechos de los

Islas, León

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Resolution of Con icts Involving Many Aircraft via Semide nite Programming  

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of aircraft navigation and auto- mated guidance particularly easy, although recent accidents seem to have been structure of the aircraft routing system allows to set a priori guarantees on aircraft con ict geometriesResolution of Con icts Involving Many Aircraft via Semide nite Programming E. Frazzoli Z.-H. Mao y

Feron, Eric

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Antibiotic susceptibility of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS): emergence of teicoplanin-non-susceptible CoNS strains with inducible resistance to vancomycin.  

PubMed

Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) have become increasingly recognized as important agents of nosocomial infection. One of the characteristics of CoNS is their resistance to multiple antimicrobial agents commonly used for the treatment of staphylococcal infections. CoNS strains (n?=?745) isolated from a university teaching hospital in China between 2004 and 2009 were tested for antibiotic resistance. The antibiotics were placed into three categories based on resistance levels of the CoNS strains to these antibiotics: high resistance (resistance rate >70?%), including penicillin G, oxacillin and erythromycin; medium resistance (resistance rate between 30 and 70?%), including tetracycline, clindamycin, ciprofloxacin, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and chloramphenicol; and low resistance (resistance rate <30?%), including rifampicin, ceftizoxime and gentamicin. We also found that the prevalence of strains non-susceptible to teicoplanin increased from 4.5 to 6.7?% between 2008 and 2009. A one-step vancomycin agar selection experiment and subsequent population analysis revealed potentially vancomycin-resistant subpopulations that have been selected from the teicoplanin-non-susceptible strains. Vigilant surveillance of nosocomial isolates of CoNS is needed to determine their resistance to glycopeptides. PMID:21799199

Ma, Xiao Xue; Wang, En Hua; Liu, Yong; Luo, En Jie

2011-11-01

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Speech and oro-motor function in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A pilot study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The protracted maturation and development of speech articulation underlies the complexity of the skill, and suggests it may be an area susceptible to a general deficit in motor control. Recent research suggests a high co-occurrence between Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and disordered speech production. Despite this there has been no systematic investigation of speech motor control in children with DCD.

A. K. Ho; K. Wilmut

2010-01-01

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Oro-facial thermal injury caused by food heated in a microwave oven.  

PubMed

Burns to the oral mucosa usually result from the accidental ingestion of hot food or beverages. The burns are usually of short duration and little consequence. The widespread use of microwave ovens, however, has added a new dimension to the problem. Microwave ovens heat food much quicker than a conventional oven, but they produce uneven heating within the food and extremely high temperatures can be reached. We describe two cases of patients who suffered inadvertent injury to the oral mucosa from the ingestion of microwave-heated food. PMID:19294832

Wakefield, Yasha; Pemberton, Michael N

2009-01-01

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Health Consultation: Supreme Perlite, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. EPA Facility ID: ORO5102390.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Supreme Perlite is located at 4600 N. Suttle Road in an industrial area of north Portland near the Columbia River. From 1968 through 1974, Supreme Perlite received shipments of 639.28 tons (1,278,560 lbs) of Libby vermiculite (unpublished information from...

2005-01-01

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Uranium hexafluoride: A manual of good practice ORO 651 revision 6  

SciTech Connect

The United States Department of Energy publishes a document containing UF{sub 6} handling procedures and descriptions of the approved UF{sub 6} cylinders. Since its initial publication in 1966, it has been frequently revised to provide more and better information. The principle additions to the sixth revision which will be discussed are: (1) more detail on the physical and chemical properties of UF{sub 6}; (2) cold trap description and operation; (3) cylinder emptying and filling concepts; (4) basis for cylinder fill limits; (5) short- and long-term cylinder storage; and (6) cylinder photographs and drawings showing major dimensions.

Dyer, R.H. [Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

1991-12-31

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RESEARCH Open Access A possible cranio-oro-facial phenotype in  

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cachectic dwarfism, progressive intellectual disability with cerebral leukodystrophy, microcephaly degeneration with cerebral leuko- dystrophy, microcephaly, progressive pigmentary retinop- athy, sensorineural

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Pioneer-Venus radio occultation (ORO) data reduction: Profiles of 13 cm absorptivity  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In order to characterize possible variations in the abundance and distribution of subcloud sulfuric acid vapor, 13 cm radio occultation signals from 23 orbits that occurred in late 1986 and 1987 (Season 10) and 7 orbits that occurred in 1979 (Season 1) were processed. The data were inverted via inverse Abel transform to produce 13 cm absorptivity profiles. Pressure and temperature profiles obtained with the Pioneer-Venus night probe and the northern probe were used along with the absorptivity profiles to infer upper limits for vertical profiles of the abundance of gaseous H2SO4. In addition to inverting the data, error bars were placed on the absorptivity profiles and H2SO4 abundance profiles using the standard propagation of errors. These error bars were developed by considering the effects of statistical errors only. The profiles show a distinct pattern with regard to latitude which is consistent with latitude variations observed in data obtained during the occultation seasons nos. 1 and 2. However, when compared with the earlier data, the recent occultation studies suggest that the amount of sulfuric acid vapor occurring at and below the main cloud layer may have decreased between early 1979 and late 1986.

Steffes, Paul G.

1990-01-01

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Laser therapy in the management of dental and oro-facial trauma  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is a clinical presentation demonstrating the efficacy of laser therapy in the treatment of patients presenting with trauma to both the hard and soft tissue in the orofacial region. The use of laser therapy aids the management of these cases where the patients often present with anxiety and a low pain threshold. The outcomes in these cases indicate good patient acceptance of the treatment, enhanced repair and tissue response suggesting that this form of treatment can be indicated for these patients. A combination of hard and soft lasers are used for the comprehensive dental management and treatment of these cases. The lasers used are a 810nm diode and an Er.CrYSGG.

Darbar, Arun A.

2007-02-01

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Ano-genital granulomatosis: the counterpart of oro-facial granulomatosis.  

PubMed

Ano-genital granulomatosis encompasses the previously recognized clinical entities of vulvitis granulomatosa, posthitis granulomatosa, and ano-perineitis granulomatosa. We report three patients with ano-genital granulomatosis. The pathological features of the disease are lymphoedema and the presence of non-caseating giant cell granulomas. These granulomas are histologically indistinguishable from those found in both Crohn's disease and sarcoidosis, therefore, patients with ano-genital granulomatosis with accompanying gastro-intestinal or pulmonary symptoms should be investigated for the presence of Crohn's disease or sarcoidosis, respectively. The value of ano-genital granulomatosis as a unifying clinicopathologic concept is to provide a label for the affliction as well as to stimulate a careful search for possibly underlying systemic disorders, thus also permitting a more specific approach to therapy. PMID:12705748

van de Scheur, M R; van der Waal, R I F; van der Waal, I; Stoof, T J; van Deventer, S J H

2003-03-01

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[Secondary repair of oro-pharyngectomy with mandibular resection and radionecrosis].  

PubMed

There are two pitfalls to be avoided in transmandibular buccopharyngectomy: mandibular amputation and inversely a contemplative wait-and-see attitude. Preservative measures require a precise evaluation of bone invasion, surgical approaches respecting the lip and cutaneo-muscular flaps, and an early assessment of the secondary effects of radiotherapy. Reasonable use of bone periosteal free flaps and striving for immediate reconstruction of each defect certainly leads to an interventionist behavior, but which can be conducted under better conditions and more attainable objectives than after mandibular deformation, a pharyngostomia or recent radionecrosis. Microsurgical procedures are nothing more than technical mastery and can lead to arrogant behavior. Fifty cases illustrate this position. PMID:9697232

Devauchelle, B; Testelin, S; Bonan, C; Souaid, G

1998-07-01

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Liquorice Health Check, Oro-Dental Implications, and a Case Report  

PubMed Central

Liquorice has an active substance, Glycyrrhizin which inhibits the conversion of precursor cortisol to cortisone by inhibiting the enzyme 11-betahydroxysteroid dehydrogenase. When imbibed, liquorice acts like hyperaldosteronism which presents with typical symptoms including high blood pressure, low blood potassium, and muscle pain and weakness. This article appraises physiological and pharmacological effects on health of liquorice, critiques products containing liquorice, describes a typical case report of liquorice-induced hypertension, and appraises oral effects from consumption of liquorice products. PMID:19707475

Touyz, Louis Z. G.

2009-01-01

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Schizophrenia and periodontal disease: An oro-neural connection? A cross-sectional epidemiological study  

PubMed Central

Background: Schizophrenia is a psychosis characterized by delusions and hallucinations occurring in clear consciousness. Studies have shown that the cytokines may modulate dopaminergic metabolism and schizophrenic symptomatology in schizophrenia. Cytokine involvement in periodontal disease is also well documented. To date, however, there has been relatively little research assessing periodontal status of patients with schizophrenia. The present study was therefore mainly intended to understand the exact link, if any, between periodontal disease and schizophrenia. Materials and Methods: A total of 250 schizophrenic patients (140 males and 110 females), between 25 and 55 years of age, were selected from the out patient department of National Institute of Mental Health and Neural Sciences, Bangalore and their periodontal status was assessed as part of this cross-sectional epidemiological survey. Results: ANOVA showed that there was increased evidence of poor periodontal condition, as evidenced by gingival index and plaque index in patients who had been schizophrenic for a longer duration of time (P < 0.001). So also, higher probing pocket depths were found in schizophrenics suffering from a longer period of time than others (P < 0.001). Conclusions: Although oral neglect might be a cause of poor periodontal health in schizophrenics, the possible link between periodontal diseases giving rise to schizophrenia cannot be overlooked due to the presence of cytokine activity which is present both in schizophrenia and periodontal disease. PMID:24744548

Shetty, Shreya; Bose, Aditi

2014-01-01

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Miami, May, 2013 Captain of the M/V Jolly Oro  

E-print Network

by the National Weather Service to produce their marine and atmospheric forecast. Shipping companies such as yours ships to deploy oceanographic instrumentation. The Atlantic Oceanographic and Atmospheric Laboratory pages where we show results obtained from high density deployments done from ships participating

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'El teatro es un camino de autoconocimiento': Entrevista con Liuba Cid, directora teatral cubana  

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teatral muy concreta y que fue el contacto con Eugenio Barba, el teatrista italiano. Esto delimitó muy bien, no mi camino pues yo todavía no sé qué va a pasar en mi futuro, pero sí cómo debía trabajar y hacia dónde debía enfocar mi trabajo. Algo así... mi versión de su MedeamateriaU un excelente texto. Luego trabajé con otros materiales, como Rivera despojada y Paisaje con argonautas. Precisamente mi tesis de grado fue un texto espectacular sobre la obra de Heiner Muller que se llamó "La edad de...

Bravo-Elizondo, Pedro

1994-10-01

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'El teatro me ha dejado a mí': Una entrevista con Antón Arrufat"  

E-print Network

SPRING 1999 143 "El teatro me ha dejado a mí": Una entrevista con Antón Arrufat Nancy Christoph [Antón Arrufat nació en Santiago de Cuba en 1935. Además de ser dramaturgo, es poeta y narrador. Su obra dramática incluye: El cave se investiga... con el teatro. Hace años que no escribo teatro. Recibí muy males reacciones. El teatro me creó problemas de carácter político, y dejé de escribirlo.1 Era un género que escribía con mucha facilidad, y que me gustaba hacer. Es el que menos trabajo me...

Christoph, Nancy

1999-04-01

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Persisten las diferencias de cáncer de seno en hispanas con el mismo acceso a la atención médica  

Cancer.gov

Con el mismo acceso a servicios médicos, persisten las diferencias en cuanto al tamaño, el estadio y el grado del cáncer de seno en las mujeres hispanas en comparación con las mujeres blancas no hispanas.

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Radioterapia extema radical en cáncer infiltrante de vejiga en pacientes geriátricos con contraindicación médica para la cirugía: experiencia institucional  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen  Se analiza retrospectivamente la tolerancia y el control tumoral en pacientes con cáncer infiltrante de vejiga cuya única\\u000a alternativa terapéutica radical es la radioterapia externa.\\u000a \\u000a Cuarenta y siete pacientes (3 mujeres y 44 varones), con contraindicación para cistectomía, fueron tratados con radioterapia\\u000a externa con intención curativa. Cuarenta (85%) tenían una edad al diagnóstico ? 70 años. Nueve presentaban performance status

Raúl Matute Martín; Arnaldo Alvarado Astudillo; Nuria E. Martínez Moreno; José A. Arranz Arija; Marina Gómez Espí; Dolores de la Mata Moya; Esperanza Lozano Guerra; Javier Serrano Andreu; Rafael Herranz Crespo; Manuel Felipe A. Calvo

2002-01-01

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Administracin Nacional de Aeronutica y del Espacio Descubra la relacin que tiene el espacio con usted  

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fuego Materiales con autoiluminación MEDICINA Y SALUD Diodos emisores de luz (LED) Termómetros MEDICINA Y SALUDZONA COSTERA Búsqueda y rescate en el mar Monitoreo de inundaciones Técnicas de limpieza de

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ConSurf 2010: calculating evolutionary conservation in sequence and structure of proteins and nucleic acids  

PubMed Central

It is informative to detect highly conserved positions in proteins and nucleic acid sequence/structure since they are often indicative of structural and/or functional importance. ConSurf (http://consurf.tau.ac.il) and ConSeq (http://conseq.tau.ac.il) are two well-established web servers for calculating the evolutionary conservation of amino acid positions in proteins using an empirical Bayesian inference, starting from protein structure and sequence, respectively. Here, we present the new version of the ConSurf web server that combines the two independent servers, providing an easier and more intuitive step-by-step interface, while offering the user more flexibility during the process. In addition, the new version of ConSurf calculates the evolutionary rates for nucleic acid sequences. The new version is freely available at: http://consurf.tau.ac.il/. PMID:20478830

Ashkenazy, Haim; Erez, Elana; Martz, Eric; Pupko, Tal; Ben-Tal, Nir

2010-01-01

259

Where's the Beef? ConAgra's Approach to Energy Sources & Efficiency in Meat Processing  

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strategy which builds our business while preserving our natural resources. ConAgra Beef has been heavily involved in sustainable development efforts since the formal process was implemented in 1995. Throughout the beef processing operation...

Kananen, T. M.

260

Pliocene to recent stratigraphy of the Cuu Long and Nam Con Son Basins, offshore Vietnam  

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The Cuu Long and Nam Con Basins, offshore Vietnam, contain sediment dispersal systems, from up-dip fluvial environments to down-dip deep-water slope and basinal environments that operated along the southern continental margin of Vietnam during...

Yarbrough, Christopher Neil

2006-08-16

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EFECTOS DE DOS DIETAS ENRIQUECIDAS CON ACEITES (SOJA Y OLIVA) SOBRE PARÁMETROS MORFOMÉTRICOS Y CONDUCTUALES DE RATAS HEMBRAS SUBNUTRIDAS TEMPRANAMENTE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este estudio analiza el papel del aceite de soja y oliva en la rehabilitación de ratas hembras subnutri- das «in utero» y durante la lactancia. A los 20 días de edad y durante un período de 70 días, los animales sub- nutridos fueron alimentados con 3 dietas diferentes: estándar, estándar enriquecida con aceite de soja (7%) y estándar enriquecida con

Celestino González; Serafina Fernández; Ángeles Menéndez-Patterson

262

Interferon-?con-1 Treatment of Three Patients with Severe Glucocorticoid-Dependent Asthma  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report herein the therapeutic effect of interferon (IFN)-?con in three patients with severe persistent asthma and long-term oral glucocorticoid treatment. IFN-?con (9 ?g) administered subcutaneously thrice a week over a period of more than 24 months led to a substantial clinical improvement with regard to the number of daily asthma attacks, nighttime disturbance, emergency visits and hospitalizations. In addition,

Claus Kroegel; Nicole Bergmann; Martin Foerster; Grefachew Workalemahu; Andreas Machnik; Bettina Mock; Angelika Reissig

2006-01-01

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Quimioterapia de alta dosis prolonga en forma significativa la supervivencia en pacientes con leucemia mieloide aguda  

Cancer.gov

Los resultados preliminares de un estudio clínico grande con asignación al azar de pacientes de 16 a 60 años de edad con leucemia mieloide aguda (LMA), un cáncer de la sangre y de la médula ósea, que no había sido tratada anteriormente, muestran que los pacientes que recibieron una alta dosis de daunorrubicina, un fármaco de quimioterapia disponible comercialmente, durante la terapia inicial vivieron más que los pacientes que recibieron una dosis normal del mismo fármaco.

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El tratamiento con cloro es un mtodo para desinfectar un pozo de agua. Se recomien-  

E-print Network

El tratamiento con cloro es un método para desinfectar un pozo de agua. Se recomien- da cuando un sistema de agua está contam- inado con bacterias. La contaminación puede ocurrir en la instalación del exceso de lluvia entran en el pozo. Si el agua subterránea constituye en sí la fuente de bacterias, el

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ConSite: web-based prediction of regulatory elements using cross-species comparison  

Microsoft Academic Search

ConSite is a user-friendly, web-based tool for finding cis-regulatory elements in genomic sequences. Predictions are based on the integration of binding site prediction generated with high-quality transcrip- tion factor models and cross-species comparison filtering (phylogenetic footprinting). By incorporat- ing evolutionary constraints, selectivity is increased by an order of magnitude as compared to single- sequence analysis. ConSite offers several unique features,

Albin Sandelin; Wyeth W. Wasserman; Boris Lenhard

2004-01-01

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Comparison of consumer exposure modelling tools. Inventory of possible improvements of ConsExpo  

Microsoft Academic Search

ConsExpo is a suitable computer software programme with mathematical\\u000amodels for assessing the exposure of consumers to chemicals in consumer\\u000aproducts. This tool can be further improved by adopting certain features\\u000afrom other existing consumer exposure modelling tools.\\u000aIn ConsExpo, different routes of exposure are taken into account, such as\\u000athe route via the skin, and through inhalation and oral

Delmaar JE; Engelen JGM van

2007-01-01

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Concetti di ipnoterapia sistemica per l'interazione con i clienti depressi e con i loro sistemi-relazionali: dalla depressione ai mondi correlati  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dalla prospettiva dell'ipnoterapia sistemica, la depressione può essere valutata come informazione sui bisogni negati e sui conflitti di lealtà. Questo lavoro mostra come le ipnoterapie focalizzate sulle competenze siano di aiuto nel lavoro con i clienti depressi per riattivare e reintegrare costruttivamente nel sistema relazionale quelle abilità dissociate a livello inconscio. Verrà descritto, attraverso un caso esemplare, il tipico procedimento

Gunther Schmidt

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Estudio de los NIH señala una relación de la tomografía computarizada (TC) en la infancia con leucemia y con cáncer de cerebro más tarde  

Cancer.gov

Niños y adultos jóvenes a quienes se les hicieron exploraciones muchas veces con tomografía computarizada (TC), una herramienta de diagnóstico de uso frecuente, tienen un riesgo ligeramente mayor de padecer leucemia y tumores cerebrales en la década posterior a su primera tomografía.

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Evaluation of the ACT*DE*CON{sup SM} process for treating gunite tank sludge  

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A test was conducted to evaluate this process for selectively removing actinides from Gunite tank sludge. Mixed waste sludge from Gunite tank W-6 was subjected to the ACT*DE*CON selective leaching process. (Nearly all the TRU content was attributed to Pu.) The sludge sample was first washed with 0.01M NaOH to remove excess sodium and nitrate in the interstitial liquid supernatant. The washed wet solids were treated with the ACT*DE*CON solvent (aqueous carbonate solution containing a chelating agent and an oxidant), using a ratio of 20 ml solvent per gram wet solids. Sludge and solvent were separated by centrifugation, and the ACT*DE*CON treatment was repeated twice. Analyses showed that 71% of the solids in the sludge were dissolved while 80% of the TRU-waste components dissolved. Low separation of the TRU-waste components from other components of the sludge mixture is indicated. Almost all the U and Ca were removed from the sludge. For sludges where most of the TRU content is Pu, the ACT*DE*CON process as tested is not effective in rendering the sludge a non-TRU waste. It is recommended that ACT*DE*CON be optimized for this specific application and that other processes using different chelating and oxidizing agents be tested. Also, the ACT*DE*CON process should be tested on TRU mixed waste in which most of the TRU elements are not Pu.

Spencer, B.B.; Chase, C.W.; Egan, B.Z.

1996-05-01

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SLUDGE PARTICLE SEPAPATION EFFICIENCIES DURING SETTLER TANK RETRIEVAL INTO SCS-CON-230  

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The purpose of this document is to release, into the Hanford Document Control System, FA1/0991, Sludge Particle Separation Efficiencies for the Rectangular SCS-CON-230 Container, by M. Epstein and M. G. Plys, Fauske & Associates, LLC, June 2009. The Sludge Treatment Project (STP) will retrieve sludge from the 105-K West Integrated Water Treatment System (IWTS) Settler Tanks and transfer it to container SCS-CON-230 using the Settler Tank Retrieval System (STRS). The sludge will enter the container through two distributors. The container will have a filtration system that is designed to minimize the overflow of sludge fines from the container to the basin. FAI/09-91 was performed to quantify the effect of the STRS on sludge distribution inside of and overflow out of SCS-CON-230. Selected results of the analysis and a system description are discussed. The principal result of the analysis is that the STRS filtration system reduces the overflow of sludge from SCS-CON-230 to the basin by roughly a factor of 10. Some turbidity can be expected in the center bay where the container is located. The exact amount of overflow and subsequent turbidity is dependent on the density of the sludge (which will vary with location in the Settler Tanks) and the thermal gradient between the SCS-CON-230 and the basin. Attachment A presents the full analytical results. These results are applicable specifically to SCS-CON-230 and the STRS filtration system's expected operating duty cycles.

DEARING JI; EPSTEIN M; PLYS MG

2009-07-16

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Con-specific neighbours may enhance compensation capacity in an invasive plant.  

PubMed

Facilitation, both by inter- and intra-specific neighbours, is known to be an important process in structuring plant communities. However, only a small number of experiments have been reported on facilitation in plant invasions, especially between invasive con-specific individuals. Here, we focus on how con-specific neighbours of the invasive alien plant alligator weed affect the tolerance of alligator weed to herbivory by the introduced biological control agent, Agasicles hygrophila. We conducted greenhouse and garden experiments in which invasive plant density and herbivory intensity (artificial clipping and real herbivory) were manipulated. In the greenhouse experiment, artificial clipping significantly reduced plant biomass when plants were grown individually, but when con-specific neighbours were present in the same pot, biomass was not significantly different from control plants. Similarly, when compared to control plants, plants that were subjected to herbivory by A. hygrophila produced more biomass when grown with two con-specific neighbours than when grown alone. Real herbivory also resulted in an increased number of vegetative buds, and again when two con-specific neighbours were present this effect was increased (a 55.3% increase in buds when there was no neighbour, but a 111.6% increase in buds when two con-specific neighbours were present). In the garden experiment, in which plants were grown at high density (6 plants per pot), alligator weed fully recovered from defoliation caused by insects at levels from 20-30% to 100%. Our results indicate that the con-specific association may increase the compensatory ability to cope with intense damage in this invasive plant. PMID:20522180

Lu, X; Dai, H; Ding, J

2010-05-01

272

BriTTen fesTival ClassiC ConCerT series  

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C ConCerT series early mUsiC series paCifiCa qUarTeT ConTempo jazz aTThe logan mUsiC aCross genres.uchicago.edu (Tickets/Flexible Series). oUr arTisTiC VarieTy enjoy a range of musical styles and genres, including our.uchicago.edu Now is the time to buy tickets to hear your kind of music, on your schedule, at prices you'll love

Butler, Laurie J.

273

Universality theorems for con guration spaces of planar Michael Kapovich and John J. Millson  

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Universality theorems for con guration spaces of planar linkages Michael Kapovich and John J L0 so that M(L0) is Nash isomorphic to a disjoint union of a nite number of copies of X. Remark 1.1. Nash isomorphism is de ned in x2. Nash isomorphism implies real analytic isomorphism. Similarly we have

Millson, John

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Non Invasive Biomedical Analysis - Breath Networking Session at PittCon 2011, Atlanta, Georgia  

EPA Science Inventory

This was the second year that our breath colleagues organized a networking session at the Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition or ''PittCon'' (http://www.pincon.org/).This time it was called "Non-invasive Biomedical Analysis" to broaden the scope a bit, but the primary focus rema...

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ANTICUERPOS ANTI 21 HIDROXILASA SERICOS EN PACIENTES CON ANTICUERPOS ANTIFRACCION MICROSOMAL SINDROME POLIENDOCRINO AUTOINMUNE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen El síndrome poliendocrino autoinmune (SPA) es la asociación de enfermedades endocrinas autoinmu- nes con otros desórdenes autoinmunes no endocrinos. Los tipos 1, 2 y 4 presentan adrenalitis autoinmune, esto indica la presencia de autoanticuerpos, y su marcador serológico específico es el anti 21 hidroxilasa (a21-OH). El SPA tipo 2 es la asociación de adrenalitis, enfermedad tiroidea y\\/o diabetes mellitus

SILVIA BOTTA; SILVANA ROVETO; DANIEL RIMOLDI

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phosphorylation at these sites, disrupted effects of glucose on CRTC2 activity in hepatocytes, con-  

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phosphorylation at these sites, disrupted effects of glucose on CRTC2 activity in hepatocytes, con expression (G6Pase) in hepatocytes (Fig. 4A and fig. S8). Conversely, RNAi-mediated knockdown of OGT blocked-GlcNAcase (GCA) (12). Expression of adenovirally encoded GCA (Ad-GCA) in hepatocytes reduced amounts of OG-CRTC2

Nizet, Victor

277

Accordo con Teatridithalia (1) Stagione ELFO PUCCINI 2013/2014. AGEVOLAZIONI E PREZZI RIDOTTI  

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Accordo con Teatridithalia (1) Stagione ELFO PUCCINI 2013/2014. AGEVOLAZIONI E PREZZI RIDOTTI PUCCINI 2013/2014, il biglietto per le sale del Teatro Elfo Puccini è ridotto da 30,50 a 21,50; Per la Stagione Elfo Puccini, i giovani fino a 25 anni e gli anziani oltre i 65 anni hanno diritto ad un biglietto

De Cindio, Fiorella

278

Nitrogen is present in the environment in many forms. The earth's atmosphere con-  

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nitrogen compounds that are convert- ed to nitrates in the soil. Nitrates dissolve easily in water and canNitrogen is present in the environment in many forms. The earth's atmosphere con- sists of 70 percent nitrogen. When nitrogen interacts with another element in the environment, it changes form

279

The Solutions of LCD Panel (T-Con) EMI Noise for Wireless Integration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) from a LCD panel deteriorates the performance of wireless network system (including Wireless network cards: Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) card and Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) card) in a notebook. One of the main EMI noise source for the wireless network system in a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel is the timing controller IC (T-Con). In

Sung-Kyu Lee; Jung-man Lim; Ki-Seob Lee; On-Sik Choi; Bae-Won Lee; Do-Wan Kim; Masashi Hayakawa; Yoshio Kami

2007-01-01

280

DISEÑO DE UN PLAN DE CAPACITACIÓN CON ENFOQUE DE GÉNERO PARA LA COMUNIDAD COSTERA DE CASCARERO  

Microsoft Academic Search

En la Comunidad costera de Cascarero del Municipio Jesús Menéndez, se detectó que existen condiciones desfavorables para lograr la equidad de género, influyendo diversos factores. De ahí que se investigó el proceso para favorecer la equidad de género con el propósito de resolver la insuficiente incorporación de la mujer en actividades económicas, políticas y sociales, por ello el trabajo de

Aiblis Susel Vidal Marrero; Yasenny Bravo Sánchez

2010-01-01

281

HÁBITOS DE ESTUDIO, ACTITUDES Y AUTOESTIMA RELACIONADOS CON RENDIMIENTO ACADÉMICO EN ESTUDIANTES DE ENFERMERÍA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Determinar la relación que existe entre hábitos de estudio, actitudes y autoestima con el rendimiento académico de los estudiantes de la Facultad de Enfermería de la Universidad Veracruzana. METODOLOGÍA: Diseño de investigación descriptivo, correlacional. La población estuvo constituida por 377 estudiantes inscritos durante el periodo Febrero – Julio, 2010. El tipo de muestreo fue probabilístico estratificado; la muestra fue de

Fabiola Cruz Núñez

2010-01-01

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DISPOSITIVOS INTRAUTERINOS CON LEVONORGESTREL: UNA NUEVA ALTERNATIVA TERAPÉUTICA EN EL SANGRADO UTERINO ANORMAL DE ORIGEN ORGÁNICO  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN El uso de dispositivos intrauterinos con levonorgestrel (DIU-LNG) además de su efecto anticoncepti- vo, disminuye significativamente el sangrado uterino. Esto hace que los DIU-LNG expresen beneficios tales como el control del sangrado uterino, especialmente en metrorragias o menometrorragias por enfermedades orgánicas como miomatosis uterina. Sin embargo, en nuestro medio existen dudas sobre los beneficios reales de estos métodos y

2004-01-01

283

Percentile bootstrap con...dence intervals Suppose that a quantity = (F) is of interest and that  

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Percentile bootstrap con...dence intervals Suppose that a quantity = (F) is of interest and that Tn = (the empirical distribution of Y1; Y2; : : : ; Yn) Based on B bootstrapped values Tn1; Tn2; : : : ; Tn points for the histogram/empirical distribution of the B bootstrapped values). For kL = j 2 (B + 1) k

Vardeman, Stephen B.

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The Con Edison Emergency Child Care Plan for Management Employees: Summary Plan Description.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This summary plan description offers guidelines for participation in a pilot program that provides short-term emergency care for children of Con Edison managers who are under 13 years old. The plan offers professional, in-home child care that can be used when usual arrangements have collapsed. The summary plan description addresses the following…

Consolidated Edison Co., Brooklyn, NY.

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Una entrevista con Inés Margarita Stranger (Chile) y sus personajes femeninos  

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FALL 1996 89 Una entrevista con Inés Margarita Stranger (Chile) y sus personajes femeninos Pedro Bravo-Elizondo A la fecha, su vida contempla un título como teatrista por la Universidad Católica de Chile en la cual es profesora en la Escuela de...

Bravo-Elizondo, Pedro

1996-10-01

286

Investigating Mould Heat Transfer in Thin Slab Casting with CON1D Begoa Santillana  

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in continuous casting is important to mould life, surface quality, breakouts and many aspects of the process-slab casting, numerical modelling, funnel mould, continuous casting of steel INTRODUCTION Mould heat transfer MODEL DESCRIPTION The heat transfer model, CON1D1 , models several aspects of the continuous casting

Thomas, Brian G.

287

owi'3:%l OORNL/CON-75 Effect of Forced Ventilation on  

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in furnaces, water heaters, and fireplaces. * W. P. Levins, Energy and the Laundry Process, ORNL/CON-14 (April. Calculations were made for 17 cities across the United States showing the effect of dryer location on house energy consumption. SUMMARY An experiment was conducted at the Tennessee Energy Conservation in Housing

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

288

Introduccion a la demostracion asistida por ordenador (con Isabelle/Isar)  

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Introducci´on a la demostraci´on asistida por ordenador (con Isabelle/Isar) Jos´e A. Alonso Jim recursi´on primitiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2 El lenguaje de demostraci´on Isar 15 2.1 Panorama de la sintaxis (simplificada) de Isar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2

Alonso, José A.

289

Iron formations are typically thinly bed-ded or laminated sedimentary rocks con-  

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222 ABSTRACT Iron formations are typically thinly bed- ded or laminated sedimentary rocks con- taining 15% or more of iron and a large pro- portion of silica (commonly >40%). In the ca. 2590­2460 Ma Campbellrand-Kuruman Complex, Transvaal Supergroup, South Africa, iron formation occurs as a sediment- starved

Fischer, Woodward

290

EFFETTO DEL RICICLO MECCANICO SULLA RESISTENZA A FATICA DI UNA POLIAMMIDE RINFORZATA CON FIBRE DI VETRO  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sommario Il riciclo meccanico dei materiali compositi a matrice termoplastica rinforzati con fibre corte di vetro permette di recuperare sia materiale dismesso a fine vita sia gli scarti industriali di lavorazione. Esso consiste nella macinazione e successivo impiego del materiale macinato nel processo di stampaggio a iniezione. In questa memoria viene presentato lo studio del comportamento a fatica di una

A. Bernasconi; P. Davoli; D. Rossin

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Heat-Transfer and Solidification Model of Continuous Slab Casting: CON1D  

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Heat-Transfer and Solidification Model of Continuous Slab Casting: CON1D YA MENG and BRIAN G. THOMAS A simple, but comprehensive model of heat transfer and solidification of the continuous casting of steel slabs is described, including phenomena in the mold and spray regions. The model includes a one

Thomas, Brian G.

292

Copyright 2008 Psychonomic Society, Inc. 116 Categorization performances by pigeons can be con-  

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Copyright 2008 Psychonomic Society, Inc. 116 Categorization performances by pigeons can be con rela- tions among stimuli become problematic (Herrnstein, Loveland, & Cable, 1976). Pigeons learn to describe experimental results from both hu- mans and pigeons (Herrnstein et al., 1976; Rosch, 1978

Herbranson, Wally

293

INVESTIGATION OF THE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS CON-TROLLING SPAWNING OF OYSTERS AND THE OCCUR-  

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INVESTIGATION OF THE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS CON- TROLLING SPAWNING OF OYSTERS AND THE OCCUR- RENCE, DISTRIBUTION, AND SETTING OF OYSTER LARV.IE IN MILFORD HARBOR, CONNECTICUT ~ By HERBERT F. PRYTHERCH Assistant of the oyster_ 432 Time of spawning _ 433 Occurrence and distribution of larvre_ 435 Setting _ 450 Predicting

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While the current trend towards lightweight con-structions may be of both economical and envi-  

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- gate the transmission of diffuse incident sound waves through typical simple lightweight con of the level of sound and vibration is an important is- sue that must be dealt with by optimizing the designs below 2 kHz and the load acts as an approximated diffuse field on one side of the panel. Subject

Hansen, René Rydhof

295

Red GPS a Tiempo Real con Precisiones Centrimtricas para Utilizar en los Sistemas de  

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Red GPS a Tiempo Real con Precisiones Centrim�tricas para Utilizar en los Sistemas de Informaci�n Desarrollo Tecnol�gico Instrumentaci�n � Distanci�metros � Total Stations + C�mara +GPS � Laser Scanners � GPS � GPS Reference Stations � GPS Internet Ready � PDA � Tecnolog�a Bluetooth Mapa de Puerto Rico

Gilbes, Fernando

296

Although most Minnesota airports do not have much concrete pavement, the con-  

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Although most Minnesota airports do not have much concrete pavement, the con- crete they do have are generally constructed out of concrete that is much thicker. Maintaining any section of pavement, regardless of its size, is important for pre- serving its condition and optimizing pave- ment life. Pavement

Minnesota, University of

297

Un director chileno en el Berliner Ensemble (Entrevista con Alejandro Quintana Contreras)  

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hora." INTEGRACIÓN CHILENO-ALEMANA. Después montaron el programa músico- teatral Con el alma llena de banderas, sobre la vida y momentos en que Víctor Jara compone y escribe sus canciones. Fue una experiencia interesante pues fue el primer intento de...

Bravo-Elizondo, Pedro

1987-04-01

298

Sexual con ict and cooperation in butter y reproduction: a comparative study of polyandry  

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Sexual con ict and cooperation in butter y reproduction: a comparative study of polyandry University, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden Most butter£y species can be characterized as capital breeders, meaning for the evolution of nuptial gifts in butter£ies are discussed, one arguing that variation in larval food

Leimar, Olof

299

Project Plan Field Assessment of the Effectiveness of DiazaConTM on Reducing Gray  

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). This project proposes to field test DiazaConTM in reducing EGS reproduction and damage on the entire campus Reproduction and Population January 2011 ­ May 2014 Dr. Greg Yarrow, Professor of Wildlife Ecology Kristina reproduction in a small group (317) of EGS on the campus of Clemson University demonstrated

Bolding, M. Chad

300

recruited from other Pediatric Oncology Group (POG) institutions before treatment began. Informed con-  

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con- sent was obtained, and procedures approved by the Committee on Human Research at the University cell fraction was obtained for the T cell cloning assay within 12 to 24 hours of its collection. The T cell cloning assay and analysis have been described [see B. A. Finette et al., Mutat. Res. 308, 223

Eddy, Sean

301

Elizabeth A.Johnson y Kefyn M.Catley con ilustraciones de Patricia J. Wynne  

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a Nivel de la Hojarasca...............................5 Algunos de los Animales de la Hojarasca que ............................................7 Osos de Agua .......................................................9 Animales con Patas A R A S C A 1 Introducción Cuando pensamos en animales urbanos, es posible que nos vengan a la mente

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expected thermal conductivity, assuming a con-stant G 260 MW m 2  

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required of ther- mal barrier coatings. Applications of nanolami- nates as thermal barriers at temperaturesexpected thermal conductivity, assuming a con- stant G 260 MW m 2 K 1 and fixed values for the thermal conductivities of the individual alumina and W layers. For the ALD nanolami- nate with 1/ 0.35 nm

Torquato, Salvatore

303

Integrated Concentration in Science, 2012 High Fructose Corn Syrup a mini iCons case study  

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� Integrated Concentration in Science, 2012 High Fructose Corn Syrup� a mini iCons case study researchers find that high fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain. http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/ The Atlantic, Aug 13, 2012 � Study: High fructose corn syrup no worse than `real' sugar

Auerbach, Scott M.

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Are You Ready to Go Digital?: The Pros and Cons of Electronic Portfolio Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is an increasing need for educators to have professional portfolios, which are considered to be authentic tools for evaluating the knowledge, skill, beliefs and attitudes of prospective educators. Electronic portfolios are gaining in popularity and their relative pros and cons are examined.

Heath, Marilyn

2005-01-01

305

One-dimensional simulation of co-current, dairy spray drying systems pros and cons  

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Review One-dimensional simulation of co-current, dairy spray drying systems ­ pros and cons Kamlesh PATEL 1 , Xiao Dong CHEN 1*, Romain JEANTET 2,3 , Pierre SCHUCK 2,3 1 Biotechnology and Food Engineering parameters and product properties before conducting real spray drying trials. The main advantage of a 1-D

Boyer, Edmond

306

DESign AnD conStruction College of Engineering and Mines  

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in the construction industry. The program was designed in collaboration with construction industry em- ployers and continues to engage industry as a partner in the program. Engineers and other construction professionalsDESign AnD conStruction MAnAgEMEnt College of Engineering and Mines Department of Civil

Hartman, Chris

307

Enhanced ballistic performance of conned multi-layered ceramic targets against long rod penetrators through  

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Enhanced ballistic performance of con®ned multi-layered ceramic targets against long rod Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Ballistic penetration; Damage; Fragmentation; Interferometry is one of the most important material properties that in¯uence its ballistic performance and motivated

Espinosa, Horacio D.

308

Adsornftl 8~f^Ll* ORNL/CON-155 O173IS1o COp  

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of Stirling Engine Thermodynamics N. C. J. Chen F. P. Griffin C. D. West OPERATED BY TAHP *MARTIN MARIETTA Government or any agency thereof. #12;ORNL/CON-155 LINEAR HARMONIC ANALYSIS OF STIRLING ENGINE THERMODYNAMICS ................... 8 2.3 Integrated Energy Equations ......................... 11 2.4 Engine Performance Parameters

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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ConSOM: A conceptional self-organizing map model for text clustering  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the novel conceptional self-organizing map model (ConSOM) proposed for text clustering in this paper, neurons and documents can be represented by two vectors: one in extended concept space, and the other in traditional feature space, and weight modification of neuron vector is guided by combination of similarities in both traditional and extended spaces. Experimental results show that by utilizing

Yuanchao Liu; Xiaolong Wang; Chong Wu

2008-01-01

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22 Wisconsin Natural Resources These are all good ways to con-  

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. This reduces water needs in those areas of the gardens and re- duces water "lost" to storm sewers. Creating22 Wisconsin Natural Resources These are all good ways to con- serve water but are only part of your water conservation opportu- nity. These practices focus on water demand as it relates to drawing

Saldin, Dilano

311

Diseño de Metaheurísticos para Problemas de Rutas con Flota Heterogénea: Concentración Heurística  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este trabajo se propone un algoritmo Metaheurístico para el problema de rutas con ventanas de tiempo, carga y descarga simultánea y flota heterogénea, basado en un proceso de tipo Concentración Heurística, un tipo de Metaheurístico dado a conocer muy recientemente por Rosing (1997) y Rosing y ReVelle (1997), compuesto en dos fases: en la primera se obtienen un conjunto

J. A. PACHECO; C. R. DELGADO SERNA

2000-01-01

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which settles the debate about the exclusiveness of memory con-solidation during sleep.  

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an effect of REM sleep deprivation on the improvement in the visual discrimination task but not for slow wave sleep deprivation, whereas Stickgold et al. (2000b) reported correlations for slow wave sleepwhich settles the debate about the exclusiveness of memory con- solidation during sleep

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DIGITAL.CSIC: "Catalogacin con Dublin Core, gestin de derechos de  

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DIGITAL.CSIC: "Catalogación con Dublin Core, gestión de derechos de autor y permisos de editores;Copyright y el acceso abierto #12;¿De qué estamos hablando? · Derechos de autor: conjunto de normas y principios que regulan los derechos morales y patrimoniales que la ley concede a los autores por el solo

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TITLE: Shifting Agrarian Landscapes: Climate Change and Adaptation in Bangladesh HOSTS: Jason Cons and Shelley Feldman  

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TITLE: Shifting Agrarian Landscapes: Climate Change and Adaptation in Bangladesh HOSTS: Jason Cons fragile lowland areas of the Ganges Delta, in which the vast majority of Bangladesh is situated. For rural and water resources are rapidly reorganizing village-life and changing Bangladesh's agrarian landscapes. Far

Angenent, Lars T.

315

Safety and Toxicity Evaluation of GonaCon ™ Immunocontraceptive Vaccine in White-Tailed Deer  

Microsoft Academic Search

GonaCon ™ Immunocontraceptive Vaccine targets the reproductive hormone gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) secreted by the hypothalamus of the brain. Antibodies produced in response to the vaccine inactivate endogenous GnRH, which in turn eliminates stimulation of the pituitary gland and gonads in males or females. The resulting \\

Gary Killian; Donald Wagner; Richard Engeman; Lowell Miller

316

HumanWildlife Conflicts 3(1):7287, Spring 2009 Historical review of elkagriculture con-  

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population. Conflicts between farmers and government about elk management often have been characterized the impacts of elk. Future programs to address these conflicts should focus on collaboration and communicationHuman­Wildlife Conflicts 3(1):72­87, Spring 2009 Historical review of elk­agriculture con- flicts

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TERMODINÁMICA DE AGUJEROS NEGROS Y SISTEMAS FÍSICOS CON CAPACIDAD CALORÍFICA NEGATIVA  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we are discussing Thermodynamics properties associated to black holes based on thermodynamics characteristics owns of a physics system with Negative Thermal Capacity, and we show a model that relates temperature and mass in a Schwarzschilds black hole INTRODUCCIÓN Los Agujeros Negros son objetos cosmológicos singulares, con una fuerte interacción gravitacional. Nada, incluyendo la luz, puede escapar de

Agujero Negro

318

Un estudio financiado por los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH) muestra reducción en la mortalidad entre hombres con cáncer de próstata en grado intermedio:  

Cancer.gov

Terapia hormonal por corto tiempo administrada en combinación con radioterapia a hombres con cáncer de próstata en estadio inicial aumentó sus posibilidades de vivir más en comparación con tratamiento de radioterapia sola, según un estudio clínico patrocinado por el NCI. Los beneficios del tratamiento combinado se limitaron principalmente a pacientes con enfermedad de riesgo intermedio y no se observaron en hombres con cáncer de próstata de riesgo bajo, indican los investigadores.

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UNAM har monitoreo de cambio climtico en mares -El Universal -Ciencia http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulos/67531.html[06/12/2011 18:05:03  

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noviembre de 2011 Redacción | El Universal 00:07 Comenta la Nota Con la finalidad de evaluar impactos del Roo. Entre los impactos del cambio climático relacionados con el medio marino destacan el aumento en disminución o migración de las especies, el aumento de salinidad, pérdidas de turismo y daños a las

Islas, León

320

Añadir quimioterapia después de la radioterapia mejora la supervivencia de adultos con un tipo de tumor cerebral de crecimiento lento  

Cancer.gov

Adultos con gliomas de grado bajo, una forma de tumor cerebral, que recibieron tratamiento con quimioterapia después de la radioterapia vivieron más tiempo que pacientes que recibieron solo radioterapia, según los resultados de seguimiento a largo plazo de un estudio clínico aleatorizado y controlado, subvencionado por los NIH.

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0^T^^^tf^*nl~~~~ ORNL/CON-154 Nonlinear Analysis of Stirling  

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0^T^^^tf^*nl~~~~ ORNL/CON-154 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY Nonlinear Analysis of Stirling . 3- Z. #12;ORNL/CON-154 Engineering Technology Division NONLINEAR ANALYSIS OF STIRLING ENGINE THERMODYNAMICS encouragement. #12;NONLINEAR ANALYSIS OF STIRLING ENGINE THERMODYNAMICS R. D. Banduric N. C. J. Chen ABSTRACT

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Summary Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) con-centration ([CO2]) could alter terrestrial carbon (C) cycling by  

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Summary Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) con- centration ([CO2]) could alter terrestrial increase in tropospheric ozone (O3) con- centration ([O3]) will interact with rising atmospheric [CO2 of CBSCs were rarely signifi- cantly affected by the CO2 and O3 treatments in decomposing fine roots. Rates

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14th World Congress of IFACA FINITE-DIMENSIONAL CODER-ESTIMATOR FOR RATE-CONS... Copyright 1999 IFAC  

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14th World Congress of IFACA FINITE-DIMENSIONAL CODER-ESTIMATOR FOR RATE-CONS... Copyright © 1999 VIC 3052 Australia email: gnair@ee.mu.oz.au, robevans@ee.mu.oz.au EXTENDED ABSTRACT This paper;14th World Congress of IFACA FINITE-DIMENSIONAL CODER-ESTIMATOR FOR RATE-CONS... ISBN: 0 08 043248 4

Nair, Girish

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ConBr, a lectin from Canavalia brasiliensis seeds, protects against quinolinic acid-induced seizures in mice.  

PubMed

Lectins are proteins capable of reversible binding to carbohydrates or glycoconjugates. In the central nervous system of mammals, lectins with affinity for mannose/glucose or galactose can modulate cellular communication. ConBr, a lectin isolated from the seeds of Canavalia brasiliensis, previously showed antidepressant effect in the forced swimming test in mice, with involvement of the monoaminergic system. In this study, we investigated the neuroprotective effects of ConBr against quinolinic acid (QA), a well-known NMDA agonist that produces severe neurotoxicity when administered in vivo. ConBr (10 ?g/site) administered via intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) showed a neuroprotective activity against seizures induced by QA (36.8 nmol/site; i.c.v.) when administered 15 min prior to QA, with a percentage of protection around 50%. ConBr was also able to significantly decrease the severity of the seizures but without changes in the latency of the first convulsion or the duration of the seizures. This effect was dependent on the structural integrity of the ConBr protein and its binding capacity to oligosaccharides residues. ConA, a lectin with high similarity to ConBr, did not reverse the QA-induced seizures. Moreover, ConBr was able to protect against hippocampal cell death caused by QA, which was measured by propidium iodide incorporation. QA caused activation of JNK2 and improved the phosphorylation of Ser831 and 845 on the AMPA receptor GluR1 subunit, and both of these effects were counteracted by ConBr. Our data suggest that the lectin ConBr may exert a modulatory action on NMDA receptors, which inhibits its activity in response to QA. PMID:21948344

Russi, Michael A; Vandresen-Filho, Samuel; Rieger, Débora K; Costa, Ana Paula; Lopes, Mark W; Cunha, Rodrigo M S; Teixeira, Edson H; Nascimento, Kyria S; Cavada, Benildo S; Tasca, Carla I; Leal, Rodrigo B

2012-02-01

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COOPERACIÓN Y CONFLICTOS AMBIENTALES LOCALES. ENTRE EMPRESAS, COMUNIDADES, NUEVOS MOVIMIENTOS SOCIALES Y EL PAPEL DEL GOBIERNO. EL CASO DE CERRO DE SAN PEDRO (MÉXICO)  

Microsoft Academic Search

El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar las relaciones de cooperación y conflicto entre una compañia minera y las comunidades, los Nuevos Movimientos Sociales y los tres niveles de gobierno involucrados. La compañia Minera inició operaciones para una mina a cielo abierto de oro y plata con el apoyo de oficiales de los gobiernos locales, estatales y federal. Los habitantes

José G. Vargas-Hernández

2007-01-01

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Air Traffic Management Technology Demonstration-1 Concept of Operations (ATD-1 ConOps)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The operational goal of the ATD-1 ConOps is to enable aircraft, using their onboard FMS capabilities, to fly Optimized Profile Descents (OPDs) from cruise to the runway threshold at a high-density airport, at a high throughput rate, using primarily speed control to maintain in-trail separation and the arrival schedule. The three technologies in the ATD-1 ConOps achieve this by calculating a precise arrival schedule, using controller decision support tools to provide terminal controllers with speeds for aircraft to fly to meet times at a particular meter points, and onboard software providing flight crews with speeds for the aircraft to fly to achieve a particular spacing behind preceding aircraft.

Baxley, Brian T.; Johnson, William C.; Swenson, Harry; Robinson, John E.; Prevot, Thomas; Callantine, Todd; Scardina, John; Greene, Michael

2012-01-01

327

Numerical method for accelerated calculation of cyclic steady state of ModiCon-SMB-processes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The classical SMB-process including its ModiCon-variant is considered. The mathematical model corresponds to a set of coupled nonlinear partial differential equations completed by initial and boundary conditions. In order to predict the quality of the separation process accurately and efficiently discretization schemes are needed. We propose a new cascadic multilevel method for the fast calculation of the cyclic steady state

R. Lübke; Andreas Seidel-morgenstern; L. Tobiska

2007-01-01

328

NASA KSC/AFRL Reusable Booster System (RBS) Concept of Operations (ConOps)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews the study and findings of the study on the Concept of Operations (ConOps) for Reusable Booster System (RBS) centering on rapid turnaround and launch of a two-stage partially reusable payload delivery system (i.e., 8 hours between launches). The study was to develop rapid ground processing (aircraft like concepts) and identify areas for follow-on study, technology needs, and proof-of-concept demonstrations.

Zeno, Dnany; Mosteller, Ted; McCleskey, Carey; Jhnson, Robert; Hopkins, Jason; Miller, Thomas

2010-01-01

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Anticipated Stigma and Stigma Management Among Those to be Labeled “Ex-con”  

Microsoft Academic Search

Male prisoners (n = 450) estimated public reaction to the label “ex-con” and endorsed likely stigma management strategies. Although most anticipate significant rejection, they prefer preventative telling to withdrawal and secrecy as adjustments. OLS regression finds factors promoting exclusion (devaluation\\/discrimination beliefs and reduced job opportunities) related to withdrawal and secrecy, whereas factors favoring inclusion (“wise” family and friends and plans to attend

Terri A. Winnick; Mark Bodkin

2008-01-01

330

Matemtica para ubicarse En cualquier lugar del planeta y ms all con el GPS  

E-print Network

Matemática para ubicarse En cualquier lugar del planeta y más allá con el GPS matbaires 09 Pablo Groisman Dpto. de Matemática FCEN-UBA CONICET #12; ¿Qué es GPS? #12; Aplicaciones #12 corrección de errores para los GPS. Reloj atómico que marca la hora oficial de EEUU. (In) presición: 1

Groisman, Pablo

331

Foglio di esercizi N. 3 1. Con il linguaggio degli "o-piccolo": per x 0  

E-print Network

Foglio di esercizi N. 3 1. Con il linguaggio degli "o-piccolo": per x 0 2x = 1 + x log 2 + o(x), 3x = 1 + x log 3 + o(x), quindi 2x - 3x = (log 2 - log 3)x + o(x). Dato che -1 sin 1 x 1, si ha -x x sin 1 x x, e quindi (per il teorema dei due carabinieri) lim x0+ x sin 1 x = 0, ovvero x sin 1 x

Tauraso, Roberto

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Range Con: a management evaluation system for assessing sucess of selected range improvement practices  

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and content by: . N. Stu Cha of Committee) J. R. Conner (Member) . T. Hamilton (Member) J. L. Schuster (Head of Department) August 1989 ABSTRACT Range Con: A Management Evaluation System for Assessing Success of Selected Range Improvement Practices.... (August 19B9) Steven Linn Ekblad, B. S. Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. J. W. Stuth Decision support systems are currently being used in range management to assist ranch managers and agricultural agency personnel in making...

Ekblad, Steven Linn

2012-06-07

333

Verisimilitude (or “truthlikeness”) as an alternative to pro and cons: migraine and cluster headache mechanisms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Calculating verisimilitude (or “truthlikeness”) ad modum Popper is a quantitative alternative to the usual pros and cons in\\u000a migraine and cluster headache mechanisms. The following items were evaluated: dilation of large cranial arteries during migraine;\\u000a CGRP increase during migraine; migraine as a brain disorder; aura and migraine headache; brain stem activation during migraine;\\u000a rCBF in migraine without aura; NO and

Peer Carsten Tfelt-Hansen

2010-01-01

334

Tratamiento pasivo de aguas cidas de mina con caliza y MgO  

E-print Network

Tratamiento pasivo de aguas ácidas de mina con caliza y MgO: Resultados de los ensayos de campo en de lodos piríticos 200m Pozo de desagüe #12;Lugar de estudio (III): Calidad del agua de mina · pH: 2 debajo de la balsa de lodos Toma de agua Decantador de salida del bidón B Decantador de salida del bidón

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

335

Structure, stratigraphy and petroleum geology of the south east Nam Con Son Basin, offshore Vietnam  

SciTech Connect

Recent exploration of the south east Nam Con Son Basin, offshore Vietnam, by BP in alliance with Statoil has involved acquisition of new seismic and well data. These new data have allowed re-evaluation of the tectono-stratigraphic development and petroleum geology, and have provided additional constraints on the regional tectonic evolution. The offshore Vietnamese basins have evolved in response to the complex relative motions of Indochina, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and the South China Sea during the Cenozoic. On the regional scale these motions have been accommodated by strike-slip fault development, rifting and contraction. In the Nam Con Son Basin these motions have interacted in different ways from the Palaeogene to recent. Two rifting episodes are recognized; a Palaeogene phase dominated by E-W trending extensional faults, and a Miocene phase dominated by N-S to NE-SW trending faults. The structural evolution is complicated by a pulse of mild contraction during the Middle Miocene. The sedimentary fill of the basin evolves from continental fluvio-lacustrine in the Palaeogene through to fully marine following the second phase of rifting in the Miocene. This pulsed structural and stratigraphic evolution has resulted in basinwide deposition of source, reservoir and seal facies, and produced a variety of potential trapping styles. This paper describes the hydrocarbon habitat of the south east Nam Con Son Basin within the context of the regional tectono-stratigraphic model.

Fraser, A.J.; Matthews, S.J.; Lowe, S.; Todd, S.P.; Simon, P. Peel, F.J. (BP Exploration Operating Co., Ltd., Uxbridge (United Kingdom))

1996-01-01

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Structure, stratigraphy and petroleum geology of the south east Nam Con Son Basin, offshore Vietnam  

SciTech Connect

Recent exploration of the south east Nam Con Son Basin, offshore Vietnam, by BP in alliance with Statoil has involved acquisition of new seismic and well data. These new data have allowed re-evaluation of the tectono-stratigraphic development and petroleum geology, and have provided additional constraints on the regional tectonic evolution. The offshore Vietnamese basins have evolved in response to the complex relative motions of Indochina, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and the South China Sea during the Cenozoic. On the regional scale these motions have been accommodated by strike-slip fault development, rifting and contraction. In the Nam Con Son Basin these motions have interacted in different ways from the Palaeogene to recent. Two rifting episodes are recognized; a Palaeogene phase dominated by E-W trending extensional faults, and a Miocene phase dominated by N-S to NE-SW trending faults. The structural evolution is complicated by a pulse of mild contraction during the Middle Miocene. The sedimentary fill of the basin evolves from continental fluvio-lacustrine in the Palaeogene through to fully marine following the second phase of rifting in the Miocene. This pulsed structural and stratigraphic evolution has resulted in basinwide deposition of source, reservoir and seal facies, and produced a variety of potential trapping styles. This paper describes the hydrocarbon habitat of the south east Nam Con Son Basin within the context of the regional tectono-stratigraphic model.

Fraser, A.J.; Matthews, S.J.; Lowe, S.; Todd, S.P.; Simon, P. Peel, F.J. [BP Exploration Operating Co., Ltd., Uxbridge (United Kingdom)

1996-12-31

337

Choice of Ada programming language for the Conflict Model (ConMod)  

SciTech Connect

The Ada programming language was chosen for the Conflict Model (ConMod). ConMod is under development in the Conflict Simulation Center as a high-resolution, large-scale, automated, echelon-above-corps conflict simulation. The project has joint LLNL and Army sponsorship and Air Force participation. To make the language decision, the Kepner-Tregoe decision analysis method was employed. Sets of mandatory (MUST) objectives and desirable (WANT) objectives were established by the project team. Language features that support modern software engineering practices were a primary concern, along with benefits to the eventual ConMod user and aids in program implementation. The initial target machine for the model is the VAX 8800 running the VMS operating system. Six languages were considered. In the order in which they ranked against the WANTS, they were: DEC Ada, DEC Pascal, Logitech Modula-2, DEC FORTRAN, DEC C, and CACI Simscript II.5. Potential adverse consequences of the selection were also considered for the first three. No inhibitory problems were found for the first choice, DEC Ada, and consequently it was adopted. 13 refs.

Tannahill, J.R.; Simonson, S.C.

1987-10-23

338

ConTrack: Finding the most likely pathways between brain regions using diffusion tractography  

PubMed Central

Magnetic resonance diffusion-weighted imaging coupled with fiber tractography (DFT) is the only non-invasive method for measuring white matter pathways in the living human brain. DFT is often used to discover new pathways. But there are also many applications, particularly in visual neuroscience, in which we are confident that two brain regions are connected, and we wish to find the most likely pathway forming the connection. In several cases, current DFT algorithms fail to find these candidate pathways. To overcome this limitation, we have developed a probabilistic DFT algorithm (ConTrack) that identifies the most likely pathways between two regions. We introduce the algorithm in three parts: a sampler to generate a large set of potential pathways, a scoring algorithm that measures the likelihood of a pathway, and an inferential step to identify the most likely pathways connecting two regions. In a series of experiments using human data, we show that ConTrack estimates known pathways at positions that are consistent with those found using a high quality deterministic algorithm. Further we show that separating sampling and scoring enables ConTrack to identify valid pathways, known to exist, that are missed by other deterministic and probabilistic DFT algorithms. PMID:18831651

Sherbondy, Anthony J.; Dougherty, Robert F.; Ben-Shachar, Michal; Napel, Sandy; Wandell, Brian A.

2009-01-01

339

DESAF?OS ?TICOS DE LA INVESTIGACI?N CON ANIMALES, MANIPULACI?N GEN?TICA  

PubMed Central

En la investigación con animales existen cuestionamientos éticos tanto en el uso como modelos de enfermedades humanas y requisito previo para ensayos en humanos como en la introducción de modificaciones genéticas. Algunos de estos cuestionamientos son: no representar exactamente la condición humana como modelos, realizar pruebas de toxicidad con grave daño para los animales, alterar su naturaleza mediante modificaciones genéticas, riesgos de la introducción de organismos genéticamente modificados. El uso de animales en investigación para beneficio humano, impone al ser humano la responsabilidad moral de respetarlo, no haciéndoles sufrir innecesariamente, al estar trabajando con seres vivientes y sentientes. PMID:23338641

Yunta, Eduardo Rodriguez

2012-01-01

340

Basin boundary metamorphoses and phase J. M. Seoane, S. Zambrano, I. P. Mari~no and M. A. F. Sanjuan  

E-print Network

OFFPRINT Basin boundary metamorphoses and phase control J. M. Seoane, S. Zambrano, I. P. Mari.epljournal.org/alerts #12;May 2010 EPL, 90 (2010) 30002 www.epljournal.org doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/90/30002 Basin boundary PACS 05.45.Pq ­ Numerical simulations of chaotic systems Abstract ­ Basin boundary metamorphoses

Rey Juan Carlos, Universidad

341

Bioenergetics and diving activity of internesting leatherback turtles Dermochelys coriacea at Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, Costa Rica.  

PubMed

Physiology, environment and life history demands interact to influence marine turtle bioenergetics and activity. However, metabolism and diving behavior of free-swimming marine turtles have not been measured simultaneously. Using doubly labeled water, we obtained the first field metabolic rates (FMRs; 0.20-0.74 W kg(-1)) and water fluxes (16-30% TBW day(-1), where TBW=total body water) for free-ranging marine turtles and combined these data with dive information from electronic archival tags to investigate the bioenergetics and diving activity of reproductive adult female leatherback turtles Dermochelys coriacea. Mean dive durations (7.8+/-2.4 min (+/-1 s.d.), bottom times (2.7+/-0.8 min), and percentage of time spent in water temperatures (Tw) < or =24 degrees C (9.5+/-5.7%) increased with increasing mean maximum dive depths (22.6+/-7.1 m; all P< or =0.001). The FMRs increased with longer mean dive durations, bottom times and surface intervals and increased time spent in Tw< or =24 degrees C (all r2> or =0.99). This suggests that low FMRs and activity levels, combined with shuttling between different water temperatures, could allow leatherbacks to avoid overheating while in warm tropical waters. Additionally, internesting leatherback dive durations were consistently shorter than aerobic dive limits calculated from our FMRs (11.7-44.3 min). Our results indicate that internesting female leatherbacks maintained low FMRs and activity levels, thereby spending relatively little energy while active at sea. Future studies should incorporate data on metabolic rate, dive patterns, water temperatures, and body temperatures to develop further the relationship between physiological and life history demands and marine turtle bioenergetics and activity. PMID:16215215

Wallace, Bryan P; Williams, Cassondra L; Paladino, Frank V; Morreale, Stephen J; Lindstrom, R Todd; Spotila, James R

2005-10-01

342

PRESENCIA DE MAMÍFEROS MARINOS Y CAPTURA INCIDENTAL EN LA FLOTA URUGUAYA DE PALANGRE PELÁGICO (1998-2007)  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY This paper used information collected by the Observer Program of the Tuna Fleet (PNOFA) between 1998 and 2007. The observers reported the presence of marine mammals when hauling in the drift pelagic longline and the incidental catches of this gear. Besides the killer whale (Orcinus orca), which had already been reported on several occasions, the species sighted were: sperm

Cecilia Passadore; María Szephegyi; Andrés Domingo

343

The Credibility Revolution in Empirical Economics: How Better Research Design is Taking the Con out of Econometrics  

E-print Network

Just over a quarter century ago, Edward Leamer (1983) reflected on the state of empirical work in economics. He urged empirical researchers to “take the con out of econometrics” and memorably observed (p. 37): “Hardly ...

Angrist, Joshua

2010-01-01

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32 Wesley C. Salmon -it has been appropriate to deny that such appeals to functions involve the con-  

E-print Network

32 Wesley C. Salmon -it has been appropriate to deny that such appeals to functions involve the con's (1962) defense of deductive explanation in her contribution to the third volume #12;34 Wesley C. Salmon

Fitelson, Branden

345

Los NIH anuncian el lanzamiento de 3 estudios integrados de medicina de precisión; ALCHEMIST es para pacientes con ciertos tipos de cáncer de pulmón en estadio inicial  

Cancer.gov

Los Estudios sobre la Secuenciación e Identificación de Marcadores para el Mejoramiento de la Terapia Adjuvante para el Cáncer de Pulmón, conocidos con el nombre de ALCHEMIST, identificarán a pacientes con cáncer de pulmón en estadio inicial cuyos tumores albergan ciertos cambios genéticos, y evaluarán si los tratamientos con medicamentos que actúan sobre esos cambios pueden mejorar la supervivencia.

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The pros and cons of risk communication: A project manager`s guide  

SciTech Connect

Communicating risk is in itself a risky, yet essential, part of any successful hazardous waste project`s community relations strategy. Essential, because no project requiring public involvement can achieve success without effective communication of technical data and associated risks. Risky, because the stakes are high, the public and media are often contentious, and their science and engineering are difficult to relate to non-technical audiences. Given that communicating project risks cannot be avoided, or are avoided at one`s own peril, project managers lacking mastery of communication skills can build winning strategies by heeding the following ``pros`` and ``cons`` of risk communication.

Perry, S.D. [Blasland, Bouck and Lee, Inc., Syracuse, NY (United States)

1995-12-31

347

[Severe acute asthma: isoflurane administration via AnaConDa™, is it safe?].  

PubMed

Standard treatments against severe acute asthma can be insufficient and need salvation treatments, such as isoflurane delivery. These treatments have not been much assessed and could lead to unrecognized side-effects. We report the case of a young man who suffered from intracranial hypertension associated with severe hypercapnia during the delivery of isoflurane via the system AnaConDa™ or Anaesthetic Conserving Device™ (ACD) (Sedama Medical). The rising of PaCO(2) appears to be linked to an ACD-dependent increase in the dead space. PMID:21146349

Chaillan, M; Badin, J; Kerforne, T; Voultoury, J; Pinsard, M

2011-01-01

348

Esercizi quarta settimana1 Determinare lo sviluppo asintotico delle seguenti funzioni nella scala delle potenze per x 0 con  

E-print Network

delle potenze per x 0 con almeno tre termini consecutivi: ex - sin x - 1 sinh2 x (1 - cosh x) sin x 3 x + x4 cos sin x sin(1 - cos x) esin x cos x + sin x ex2 Determinare lo sviluppo asintotico delle seguenti funzioni nella scala delle potenze per x + con almeno tre termini consecutivi: 3 x + x4 sinh sin

Marconi, Umberto

349

Extenso estudio realizado en muchos centros demuestra que hay una precisión comparable de la colonoscopia virtual con la colonoscopia convencional  

Cancer.gov

Según los resultados del Estudio Nacional de Colografía de Tomografía Computarizada de la American College of Radiology Imaging Network, ACRIN, la colografía de tomografía computarizada, también conocida como colonoscopia virtual, es comparable a la colonoscopia convencional en su capacidad para detectar con precisión cáncer y pólipos precancerosos y podría servir como examen selectivo inicial de detección de cáncer colorrectal. La colonoscopia convencional usa un tubo largo, flexible, con cámara, para ver el revestimiento del colon.

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Uso de Sustancias en Mujeres con Desventaja Social: Riesgo para el Contagio de VIH/SIDA  

PubMed Central

Antecedentes La caracterización epidemiológica en Chile apunta a feminización, pauperización y heterosexualización de la epidemia del VIH, lo que implica un mayor riesgo para las mujeres en desventaja social. Si a esto se suma la utilización de sustancias, la vulnerabilidad de este grupo frente al VIH/SIDA aumenta. Objetivo Describir el uso de sustancias en mujeres con desventaja social e identificar factores de riesgo de contagio de VIH, asociados a este consumo. Material y Método 52 mujeres fueron entrevistadas como parte del proyecto “Testeando una intervención en prevención de VIH/SIDA en mujeres chilenas” GRANT # RO1 TW 006977. Se describen variables sociodemográficas y de consumo de sustancias a través de estadísticas descriptivas y se analiza la relación entre variables a través de pruebas de correlación. Resultados Los resultados indican un perfil sociodemográfico que sitúa a las mujeres en situación de vulnerabilidad frente al contagio de VIH/SIDA, con alto índice de uso de sustancias que acentúa el riesgo. Conclusiones Los hallazgos apuntan a la necesidad de considerar intervenciones que se enfoquen en la prevención de VIH en mujeres, abordando los riesgos asociados al consumo de sustancias. PMID:21197380

Cianelli, R.; Ferrer, L; Bernales, M.; Miner, S.; Irarrazabal, L.; Molina, Y.

2009-01-01

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Actitudes ?ticas de los estudiantes y egresados en carrera de medicina con metodolog?as activas  

PubMed Central

El presente estudio tiene por objeto desarrollar un diagnostico de la inserción integrada de la ética en la carrera de medicina brasileña con una metodología de aprendizaje basada en problemas y describir las percepciones de actitudes éticas de los estudiantes y egresados. El diseño metodológico es un estudio de caso, descriptivo y documental, con abordaje cualitativo y cuantitativo. La muestra de esta investigación ha sido constituida por 120 estudiantes y 40 egresados de dos promociones del Curso de Medicina de la ESCS. Este proyecto fue aprobado por el Comité de Ética en Investigación - SES/DF. Los estudiantes y egresados de la ESCS demostraron un buen manejo en el abordaje de los conflictos éticos y respeto a los pacientes. Sin embargo, el análisis de sensibilidad ética mostró una fragilidad en las percepciones y aptitudes inapropiadas de los estudiantes de la carrera de medicina, identificada básicamente en los años iniciales, que necesitan más discusiones sistematizadas sobre los aspectos éticos y bioéticos integrados a las actividades prácticas para estimular y fortalecer la reflexión ética de los estudiantes. PMID:20981242

Novaes, Maria Rita Carvalho Garbi; Novaes, Luiz Carlos Garcez; Guilhem, Dirce; Stepke, Fernando Lolas; Silveira, Carla Cristina Costa; Komatsu, Ricardo Shoiti; Trindade, Eliane Mendonca Vilar; Guiotti, Murilo Galvao

2010-01-01

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ConDeTri - A Content Dependent Read Trimmer for Illumina Data  

PubMed Central

During the last few years, DNA and RNA sequencing have started to play an increasingly important role in biological and medical applications, especially due to the greater amount of sequencing data yielded from the new sequencing machines and the enormous decrease in sequencing costs. Particularly, Illumina/Solexa sequencing has had an increasing impact on gathering data from model and non-model organisms. However, accurate and easy to use tools for quality filtering have not yet been established. We present ConDeTri, a method for content dependent read trimming for next generation sequencing data using quality scores of each individual base. The main focus of the method is to remove sequencing errors from reads so that sequencing reads can be standardized. Another aspect of the method is to incorporate read trimming in next-generation sequencing data processing and analysis pipelines. It can process single-end and paired-end sequence data of arbitrary length and it is independent from sequencing coverage and user interaction. ConDeTri is able to trim and remove reads with low quality scores to save computational time and memory usage during de novo assemblies. Low coverage or large genome sequencing projects will especially gain from trimming reads. The method can easily be incorporated into preprocessing and analysis pipelines for Illumina data. Availability and implementation Freely available on the web at http://code.google.com/p/condetri. PMID:22039460

Smeds, Linnea; Kunstner, Axel

2011-01-01

353

A profile of the oro-facial injuries in child physical abuse at a children’s hospital  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The aim of the present study was to determine the head, face and neck injuries associated with child abuse cases in the Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa.Method: A retrospective, record-based analysis (n = 300) of non-accidental injuries at a Children’s Hospital over a 5-year period (1992–1996) was carried out.Results: The mean age of the sample was 4.75 years—54.3%

Sudeshni Naidoo

2000-01-01

354

Influence of oro-facial sensory input on the output of the cortical masticatory area in the anesthetized rabbit  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to study the role of sensory inputs to the cortical masticatory area (CMA) and plasticity in the CMA, the representation\\u000a of sensory inputs and the change of sensory inputs and motor outputs in the CMA 16 days after trigeminal deafferentation in\\u000a the rabbit were examined. Neuronal activity was recorded in response to mechanical and electrical stimulation of the

Yuji Masuda; Yoshihisa Tachibana; Tomio Inoue; Koichi Iwata; Toshifumi Morimoto

2002-01-01

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Overcoming the aggregation problem: a new type of fluorescent ligand for ConA-based glucose sensing.  

PubMed

Competitive binding assays based on the lectin Concanavalin A (ConA) have displayed significant potential to serve in continuous glucose monitoring applications. However, to date, this type of fluorescent, affinity-based assay has yet to show the stable, glucose predictive capabilities that are required for such an application. This instability has been associated with the extensive crosslinking between traditionally-used fluorescent ligands (presenting multiple low-affinity moieties) and ConA (presenting multiple binding sites) in free solution. The work herein introduces the design and synthesis of a new type of fluorescent ligand that can avoid this aggregation and allow the assay to be sensitive across the physiologically relevant glucose concentration range. This fluorescent ligand (APTS-MT) presents a single high-affinity trimannose moiety that is recognized by ConA's full binding site and a fluorophore that can effectively track the ligand's equilibrium binding via fluorescent anisotropy. This is confirmed by comparing its measured fluorescent lifetime to experimentally-determined rotational correlation lifetimes of the free and bound populations. Using an assay comprised of 200 nM APTS-MT and 1 µM ConA, the fluorescence anisotropy capably tracks the concentration of monosaccharides that are known to bind to ConA's primary binding site, and the assay displays a MARD of 6.5% across physiologically relevant glucose concentrations. Ultimately, this rationally-designed fluorescent ligand can facilitate the realization of the full potential of ConA-based glucose sensing assays and provide the basis for a new set of competing ligands to be paired with ConA. PMID:25058939

Cummins, Brian M; Li, Mingchien; Locke, Andrea K; Birch, David J S; Vigh, Gyula; Coté, Gerard L

2015-01-15

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Feeding of grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) with the contraceptive agent DiazaCon™: effect on cholesterol, hematology, and blood chemistry.  

PubMed

Grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) are an invasive species in Britain and Italy. They have replaced native red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) throughout most of Britain, and cause damage to trees. Currently, lethal control is used to manage grey squirrel populations in Britain, but nonlethal methods might be more acceptable to the public. One such method is contraception with 20,25-diazacholesterol dihydrochloride (DiazaCon™). DiazaCon™ inhibits the conversion of desmosterol to cholesterol, resulting in increasing desmosterol concentrations and decreasing cholesterol concentrations. Because cholesterol is needed for the synthesis of steroid reproductive hormones, such as progesterone and testosterone, inhibition of cholesterol synthesis indirectly inhibits reproduction. Desmosterol is used as a marker of efficacy in laboratory studies with species that do not reproduce readily in captivity. Grey squirrels were gavaged with a DiazaCon™ solution for 2 days, and then fed DiazaCon™-coated peanuts for an additional 8 days at target doses of 50 and 100 mg DiazaCon™ per kg body weight. There was a significant difference in cholesterol concentrations in the treatment groups compared to the control group. Cholesterol was reduced by ? 40% for 2 months in both treatment groups. There were no differences among groups with respect to blood chemistry and hematology parameters, and mean values are reported. The mean overall dose of DiazaCon™ received was 29.0 ± 1.6 and 55.3 ± 4.3 mg/kg in the low (50 mg/kg) and high dose (100 mg/kg) groups, respectively. DiazaCon™ might provide an effective, acceptable alternative to lethal control. PMID:22182332

Yoder, Christi A; Mayle, Brenda A; Furcolow, Carol A; Cowan, David P; Fagerstone, Kathleen A

2011-12-01

357

A con-focal setup for micro-XRF experiments using diamond anvil cells  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this contribution we introduce an experimental setup to perform con-focal micro X-ray fluorescence measurements in situ in samples at high temperatures and pressures in diamond anvil cells (DAC) (e.g. Schmidt et al. 2007). The con-focal arrangement is used to suppress the background in X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectra that stems from elastic and inelastic scattering of the diamond anvils. The setup is based on a focusing optic in the incident beam that reaches a spot of 5-10 ?m and a focusing poly-capillary in front of an energy-dispersive solid-state detector. The detector poly-capillary is designed to work at a very long working distance of 50 mm in order to collect the radiation from the center of the DAC at 90° to the incident beam. The probing volume is defined by the two foci and has a size of ca. 300 ?m at 8 keV and 150 ?m at 19 keV as measured by scans through thin metal foils. Comparison of XRF spectra acquired with a usual detector collimator and spectra recorded with the detector capillary shows a strong suppression of XRF signal generated outside the probed volume, i.e. XRF from the gasket material and signal from elastic and Compton scattering by the diamond anvils. The ratio of the Zr K-alpha fluorescence peak to the peak of the Compton scattering changes from 0.5 (collimator) to 1.26 (detector capillary) for a ca. 1000 ppm Zr standard solution and an incident beam energy of 20 keV. For a standard solution containing ca. 1000 ppm Hf, the ratio of the L-alpha to the Compton signal increases to 6 using the detector capillary and an incident beam energy of 9.7 keV. Thus, the con-focal setup substantially improves the fluorescence to background ratio. This will result in higher sensitivities for dilute elements in the sample chamber of the DAC. Furthermore, the possibilities of interference of the sample's signal with signal from the sample environment are greatly reduced. In a broader sense, the setup can also be applied to other confined samples that require long working distances. Schmidt et al. (2007) Lithos 95, 87-102

Wilke, Max; Rickers, Karen; Vincze, Laszlo; Schmidt, Christian; Borchert, Manuela; Pascarelli, Sakura

2010-05-01

358

Multi-wall carbon nanotube-polyaniline biosensor based on lectin-carbohydrate affinity for ultrasensitive detection of Con A.  

PubMed

In this paper, a novel method for detecting concanavalin A (Con A) was developed based on lectin-carbohydrate biospecific interactions. Multi-wall carbon nanotube-polyaniline (MWNT-PANI) nanocomposites, synthesized by in situ polymerization, were chosen to immobilize d-glucose through the Schiff-base reaction. The immobilized D-glucose showed high binding sensitivity and excellent selectivity to its target lectin, Con A. Cyclic voltammetry (CV), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) were applied to characterize the assembly process of the modified electrode. Due to the high affinity of Con A for D-glucose and high stability of the propounded sensing platform, the fabricated biosensor achieved ultrasensitive detection of Con A with good sensitivity, acceptable reproducibility and stability. The changes of response current were proportional to the Con A concentrations from 3.3 pM to 9.3 nM, with a detection limit of 1.0 pM. Therefore, the combination of MWNT-PANI nanocomposites and the special binding force between lectin and carbohydrate provides an efficient and promising platform for the fabrication of bioelectrochemical devices. PMID:22387041

Hu, Fangxin; Chen, Shihong; Wang, Chengyan; Yuan, Ruo; Xiang, Yun; Wang, Cun

2012-04-15

359

Distribución espacial de órbitas con diferentes grados de caoticidad en modelos autoconsistentes de satélites galácticos  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

En trabajos anteriores (Carpintero et al., Cel. Mech. Dynam. Astron. 85, 247, 2003), mostramos que las órbitas caóticas son muy importantes en los satélites galácticos. Sin embargo, los únicos modelos autoconsistentes de los que se disponía para ellos eran los de Heggie-Ramamani, cuya función de distribución depende sólo de la energía por lo que no mostraban diferencias entre las distribuciones de sus órbitas regulares y caóticas. Ahora, mediante una aproximación cuadrupolar, hemos logrado construir modelos autoconsistentes de satélites galácticos con distribuciones de velocidades anisotrópicas (lo que indica que sus funciones de distribución no dependen sólo de la energía) y hemos logrado revelar las diferencias entre las estructuras espaciales de las órbitas de distinta caoticidad.

Muzzio, J. C.; Mosquera, M.

360

SCRS/2012/168 Collect. Vol. Sci. Pap. ICCAT, 69(5): 2087-2102 (2013) SEAMOUNTS AND TUNA FISHERIES: TUNA HOTSPOTS OR  

E-print Network

montes marinos activos basada en análisis del tiempo de pesca de las flotas y de patrones de puntos seleccionados con este método en el océano Atlántico durante el periodo 1999-2010 para las flotas rancesas y ambas flotas. Hay cambios en la composición por especies ya que aumenta la proporción de patudo en las

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

361

Análisis de componentes cognoscitivos y psiquiátricos en pacientes con demencia frontotemporal y alzheimer / Analysis of cognitive and psychiatric components in patients with frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer.  

E-print Network

??Reyes Gavilán, Pablo Alexander (2010) Análisis de componentes cognoscitivos y psiquiátricos en pacientes con demencia frontotemporal y alzheimer / Analysis of cognitive and psychiatric components… (more)

Reyes Gavilán, Pablo Alexander

2010-01-01

362

Spectral analysis software improves con dence in plant and soil water stable isotope analyses performed by isotope ratio infrared  

E-print Network

Spectral analysis software improves con dence in plant and soil water stable isotope analyses with the types of spectral interference that compromises their stable isotope analysis. Here we report two of stable iso- tope analysis of water. The stable isotope composition of pure water analyzed by IRIS

Goldsmith, Greg

363

IEEE Wireless Communications February 201382 1536-1284/13/$25.00 2013 IEEE 1 The static power con-  

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to green cellular networks. Taking advantage of multicell cooperation, the energy efficiency of cellular (e.g., the grid, solar energy, and wind energy), Han and Ansari [5] proposed to optimize, the energy con- sumption of cellular networks keeps increasing. Therefore, greening cellular networks

Ansari, Nirwan

364

have to travel normal to the layer structure. The film thickness must be sufficiently small to keep the con-  

E-print Network

the con- tact resistance low (Fig. 3B). 15. M. Shur, M. Hack, J. G. Shaw, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 3371 (1989); M. Shur and M. Hack, ibid. 55, 3831 (1984). 16. G. Horowitz and P. Delannoy, ibid. 70, 469 (1991

Wang, Zhong L.

365

C ALCULO Y DISE ~NO ASISTIDO POR ORDENADOR DE TOMAS DE TIERRA CON MODELOS DE SUELO NO UNIFORMES  

E-print Network

C ALCULO Y DISE ~NO ASISTIDO POR ORDENADOR DE TOMAS DE TIERRA CON MODELOS DE SUELO NO UNIFORMES suelo no uniformes. La formulacion se ha derivado especialmente para modelos de terreno de dos capas a disposiciones muy simples de los electrodos de tierra en modelos de suelo uniforme, elevados requerimientos

Colominas, Ignasi

366

Responsables de la UA visitan Bruselas con motivo del programa de investigacin Horizonte 2020 de la UE  

E-print Network

Responsables de la UA visitan Bruselas con motivo del programa de investigación Horizonte 2020 de pasados para preparar la estrategia de la UA de cara a la convocatoria Horizonte 2020. Durante la actividad ha estado acompañada por el director del Secretariado de Investigación de la UA, Enrique Herrero

Escolano, Francisco

367

Development and Demonstration of a Fault Current Limiting HTS Cable to be Installed in the Con Edison Grid  

Microsoft Academic Search

The US Department of Homeland Security is currently funding the design, development and demonstration of an inherently fault current limiting HTS cable, called Secure Super Grids, under the Hydra project with Con Edison. The cable is 300 m long and is being designed to carry 96 MVA at a distribution level voltage of 13.8 kV. The cable will be built

James Maguire; Doug Folts; Jie Yuan; David Lindsay; Dave Knoll; Shawn Bratt; Zack Wolff; Steve Kurtz

2009-01-01

368

respectively, dust and sea salt aerosols; cloud liquid water and cloud ice mixing ratio; and number con-  

E-print Network

respectively, dust and sea salt aerosols; cloud liquid water and cloud ice mixing ratio; and number con- centrations of cloud droplets and ice crystals. Trans- port, dry, and wet deposition, but instead will likely cause localized ex- tinctions at a series of "hot spots." Patterns of exposure

Blanchette, Carol Anne

369

iPathCons and iPathDB: an improved insect pathway construction tool and the database  

PubMed Central

Insects are one of the most successful animal groups on earth. Some insects, such as the silkworm and honeybee, are beneficial to humans, whereas others are notorious pests of crops. At present, the genomes of 38 insects have been sequenced and made publically available. In addition, the transcriptomes of dozens of insects have been sequenced. As gene data rapidly accumulate, constructing the pathway of molecular interactions becomes increasingly important for entomological research. Here, we developed an improved tool, iPathCons, for knowledge-based construction of pathways from the transcriptomes or the official gene sets of genomes. Considering the high evolution diversity in insects, iPathCons uses a voting system for Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes Orthology assignment. Both stand-alone software and a web server of iPathCons are provided. Using iPathCons, we constructed the pathways of molecular interactions of 52 insects, including 37 genome-sequenced and 15 transcriptome-sequenced ones. These pathways are available in the iPathDB, which provides searches, web server, data downloads, etc. This database will be highly useful for the insect research community. Database URL: http://ento.njau.edu.cn/ipath/ PMID:25388589

Zhang, Zan; Yin, Chuanlin; Liu, Ying; Jie, Wencai; Lei, Wenjie; Li, Fei

2014-01-01

370

Application Instructions The 2014 UTHSC College of Nursing (CON) Application cycle is closed except for the Neonatal Nurse, Adult-  

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for the Neonatal Nurse, Adult- Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certificate program and RN-BSN programsApplication Instructions The 2014 UTHSC College of Nursing (CON) Application cycle is closed except of the application cycle. Applications for the DNP Nurse Anesthesia (Entry) Program for Summer 2015 admission

Cui, Yan

371

First International Conference on Industrialized, Intelligent Construction (I3CON) Loughborough University, 14-16 May 2008  

E-print Network

First International Conference on Industrialized, Intelligent Construction (I3CON) Loughborough to be a criticism, of course: Pearce was only following the prevailing ideas of the day, and the end result. The interior atrium of the Eastgate Centre2 . d. A mound of Macrotermes michaelseni in northern Namibia. 2 How

Turner, Scott

372

Optical negative-index bulk metamaterials con-sisting of 2D perforated metal-dielectric stacks  

E-print Network

Optical negative-index bulk metamaterials con- sisting of 2D perforated metal-dielectric stacks for High Technology Materials and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New-infrared negative-index metama- terial (NIM) slab consisting of multiple layers of perforated metal

New Mexico, University of

373

Studio di risonanza magnetica funzionale delle funzioni attentive in pazienti con danno assonale diffuso dopo trauma cranico  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduzione Il trauma cranico rappresenta la principale causa di morte e inva- lidità nei soggetti giovani adulti. Si tratta di una condizione patologi- ca caratterizzata da complessi esiti neurologici che coinvolgono, non solo le capacità motorie, ma anche quelle comportamentali e cogni- tive1. I disturbi neuropsicologici rappresentano un grave e costante problema nel paziente post-traumatico, interferendo con i processi di

S. GALBIATI; A. BARDONI; M. RECLA; F. LOCATELLI; A. COSTA; E. CAPANNINI; A. PASTORI; V. BRANCA; S. STRAZZER

2008-01-01

374

EL DESARROLLO DE HABILIDADES EN LAS PERSO- NAS CON NECESIDADES EDUCATIVAS ESPECIALES A TRAVÉS DE LA EXPRESIÓN PLÁSTICA  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMARIO: En todos los niveles de enseñanza las asignaturas relacionadas con la Educación Artística están perdiendo importancia frente a la relevancia de las materias instrumentales. Sin embargo resulta imprescindible la enseñanza en la creatividad y el pensamiento divergente; aspectos que de inmediato nos hacen pensar en la Expresión Plástica. Más allá las enseñanzas artísticas resultan una herramienta ideal para el

José Lobato Suero; Magdalena Martínez; Isabel Molinos Lara

375

iPathCons and iPathDB: an improved insect pathway construction tool and the database.  

PubMed

Insects are one of the most successful animal groups on earth. Some insects, such as the silkworm and honeybee, are beneficial to humans, whereas others are notorious pests of crops. At present, the genomes of 38 insects have been sequenced and made publically available. In addition, the transcriptomes of dozens of insects have been sequenced. As gene data rapidly accumulate, constructing the pathway of molecular interactions becomes increasingly important for entomological research. Here, we developed an improved tool, iPathCons, for knowledge-based construction of pathways from the transcriptomes or the official gene sets of genomes. Considering the high evolution diversity in insects, iPathCons uses a voting system for Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes Orthology assignment. Both stand-alone software and a web server of iPathCons are provided. Using iPathCons, we constructed the pathways of molecular interactions of 52 insects, including 37 genome-sequenced and 15 transcriptome-sequenced ones. These pathways are available in the iPathDB, which provides searches, web server, data downloads, etc. This database will be highly useful for the insect research community. Database URL: http://ento.njau.edu.cn/ipath/ PMID:25388589

Zhang, Zan; Yin, Chuanlin; Liu, Ying; Jie, Wencai; Lei, Wenjie; Li, Fei

2014-01-01

376

La UA colaborar con el Centro de Parlisis Cerebral Infanta Elena en nuevas tecnologas y Ciencias de Salud  

E-print Network

La UA colaborará con el Centro de Parálisis Cerebral Infanta Elena en nuevas tecnologías y Ciencias Parálisis Cerebral Infanta Elena en materia de nuevas tecnologías y Ciencias de la Salud. Este ha sido el

Escolano, Francisco

377

Aplicando modelos de granos de polvo con propiedades meteoriticas al continuo ionizante de algunos Nucleos Activos de Galaxias  

E-print Network

We construct extinction curves based on Mie's theory for spherical dust grain with size distributions between 50-2500 A and composed by elements found in meteorites. We explore the issue of whether the observed spectral energy distribution might be dust absorbed in the far and near-UV by this kind of dust grains. Using this approach, satisfactory fits to the 11 spectra can be obtained. ----- En este trabajo, presentamos las diversas curvas de extincion que hemos calculado con base a la teoria Mie para granos de polvo esfericos, con distribuciones de acuerdo a su tamano (entre 50-2500 A) y con diversos compuestos quimicos hallados en meteoritos. Bajo el posible paradigma que hemos desarrollado, estas curvas de extincion al ser aplicadas a un continuo ionizante teorico y comparadas con 11 espectros observados de quasares, hemos encontrado de manera exitosa reproducir tanto el quiebre UV asi como el problema de suavidad presentes en el continuo ionizante de algunos Nucleos Activos de Galaxias.

Haro-Corzo, Sinhue Amos Refugio

2008-01-01

378

Aplicando modelos de granos de polvo con propiedades meteoriticas al continuo ionizante de algunos Nucleos Activos de Galaxias  

E-print Network

We construct extinction curves based on Mie's theory for spherical dust grain with size distributions between 50-2500 A and composed by elements found in meteorites. We explore the issue of whether the observed spectral energy distribution might be dust absorbed in the far and near-UV by this kind of dust grains. Using this approach, satisfactory fits to the 11 spectra can be obtained. ----- En este trabajo, presentamos las diversas curvas de extincion que hemos calculado con base a la teoria Mie para granos de polvo esfericos, con distribuciones de acuerdo a su tamano (entre 50-2500 A) y con diversos compuestos quimicos hallados en meteoritos. Bajo el posible paradigma que hemos desarrollado, estas curvas de extincion al ser aplicadas a un continuo ionizante teorico y comparadas con 11 espectros observados de quasares, hemos encontrado de manera exitosa reproducir tanto el quiebre UV asi como el problema de suavidad presentes en el continuo ionizante de algunos Nucleos Activos de Galaxias.

Sinhue Amos Refugio Haro-Corzo; Luc Binette

2008-02-20

379

Global trade in dairy products involves complex and con-tentious issues. Viewed broadly from the perspective of  

E-print Network

Global trade in dairy products involves complex and con- tentious issues. Viewed broadly from the perspective of "society," there are large benefits from liberalizing trade. Viewed narrowly from the perspective of dairy producers, liberalized trade is desirable only if it expands exports and reduces imports

Radeloff, Volker C.

380

SITE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ANALYSIS REPORT, INTERNATIONAL WASTE TECHNOLOGIES/GEO CON IN-SITU STABILIZATION/SOLIDIFICATION  

EPA Science Inventory

An evaluation was performed of the International Waste Technologies (IWT) HWT-20 additive and the Geo-Con, Inc. deep-soil-mixing equipment for an in situ stabilization/solidification process and its applicability as an on-site treatment method for waste site cleanup. emonstration...

381

TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION REPORT: INTERNATIONAL WASTE TECHNOLOGIES/GEO-CON IN SITU STABILIZATION/SOLIDIFICATION - VOLUME IV - UPDATE REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

The long-term performance tests provide information on the first follow-up sampling and analysis on the SITE program demonstration of the International Waste Technologies additive, and the Geo-Con deep soil mixing equipment. he samples containing PCBs, were collected one year aft...

382

TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION REPORT: INTERNATIONAL WASTE TECHNOLOGIES/GEO-CON IN SITU STABILIZATION/SOLIDIFICATION - VOLUME III - UPDATE REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

The long-term performance tests provide information on the first follow-up sampling and analysis on the SITE program demonstration of the International Waste Technologies additive, and the Geo-Con deep soil mixing equipment. he samples containing PCBs, were collected one year aft...

383

LISTADO DE LIBROS SOBRE VIOLENCIA DE GNERO Este listado se corresponde con los libros expuestos en esta Muestra. Han  

E-print Network

LISTADO DE LIBROS SOBRE VIOLENCIA DE G�NERO Este listado se corresponde con los libros expuestos en: libro de estilo para informar en los medios de comunicación sobre la mujer SÁNCHEZ ARANDA, José Javier

Escolano, Francisco

384

Pros and cons of liver transplantation in human immunodeficiency virus infected recipients  

PubMed Central

Before the introduction of combined highly active antiretroviral therapy, a positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) serological status represented an absolute contraindication for solid organ transplant (SOT). The advent of highly effective combined antiretroviral therapy in 1996 largely contributed to the increased demand for SOT in HIV-positive individuals due to increased patients’ life expectancy associated with the increasing prevalence of end-stage liver disease (ESLD). Nowadays, liver failure represents a frequent cause of mortality in the HIV-infected population mainly due to coinfection with hepatitis viruses sharing the same way of transmission. Thus, liver transplantation (LT) represents a reasonable approach in HIV patients with stable infection and ESLD. Available data presently supports with good evidence the practice of LT in the HIV-positive population. Thus, the issue is no longer “whether it is correct to transplant HIV-infected patients”, but “who are the patients who can be safely transplanted” and “when is the best time to perform LT”. Indeed, the benefits of LT in HIV-infected patients, especially in terms of mid- and long-term patient and graft survivals, are strictly related to the patients’ selection and to the correct timing for transplantation, especially when hepatitis C virus coinfection is present. Aim of this article is to review the pros and cons of LT in the cohort of HIV infected recipients. PMID:24833865

Baccarani, Umberto; Righi, Elda; Adani, Gian Luigi; Lorenzin, Dario; Pasqualucci, Alberto; Bassetti, Matteo; Risaliti, Andrea

2014-01-01

385

[Emission spectrum of liquid CO-N2 mixture at shock compression].  

PubMed

Driving a copper projectile to impact a cryo-target made of aluminous alloy at the speed of 2.21 km x s(-1) with a two stage light gas gun, a proper one dimensional shockwave with a speed of 18.76 km x s(-1) was generated and directly acted on a uniform liquid in target, which was condensed by proportional gaseous carbon monoxide and nitrogen. At the measurement of Hugoniots, the full linear spectrum entirely dissociated with the plasma under the shock pressure of 33.5 GPa was caught by the use of intensified charge coupled device and accurate spectrographic technology. From the analysis of the spectrum, the authors know that the transient spectrograph with six channels can be used to measure and record the course of shock compression-irradiancy reliably, and the emitted spectral lines of shock compressed products indicated that the thermal dissociation and phase transition had occurred in homogeneous liquid of CO-N2. Furthermore, comparing the spectral intensity of lower central wavelength with that of higher, the fact of stronger intensity of 488 nm also validates that changes from "optic thin" to "optic thick" exist indeed in dense hydrocarbon liquid acted on by shock pressure. PMID:19626860

Sun, Yue; Yi, Peng-Fei; Chen, Xian-Meng; Liu, Fu-Sheng; Zhang, Ming-Jian; Zheng, Xue-Ping; Xue, Xue-Dong

2009-04-01

386

Strains arising by seismic events in the SIRGAS-CON network region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, we investigate surface strains related to seismic events and their relationship with pre- and post-seismic events in Latin America, by analyzing the variation of estimated earth coordinates supplied by a geodetic network called SIRGAS-CON. Based on data provided by the USGS for the period 2000-2011, and after the Global Congruency test, we selected four events associated with unstable geodetic network points. The resulting strains were estimated based on the finite element method using networks of points considered unstable connected to neighboring points using the Delaunay triangulation. It was possible to determine the strains along with the resulting guidelines for pre- and post-seismic, considering each triangular lattice formed for analysis as a homogeneous solid body. The calculation of strains and verification of the results allowed to analyze the interactions between lithospheric plates from the contraction and extension directions between points located in different plates. Despite the association between seismic events and the strain of geodetic network, some events of magnitude greater than 5.8 Mw were excluded because it does not show (provide) the surface strain, which is located at great depths. It was confirmed that events of greater magnitude provide increased surface strain rate when compared with other similar depths.

Marotta, G. S.; França, G. S.; Monico, J. F. G.; Fuck, R. A.

2013-03-01

387

Pro/con ethics debate: is nonheart-beating organ donation ethically acceptable?  

PubMed

This pro/con debate explores the ethical issues surrounding nonheart-beating organ donation (NHBD), a source of considerable controversy. It is estimated that NHBD can increase the number of organs available for transplant by 25% at a time of great need. However, should NHBD be ethically acceptable? In support of NHBD, it may be acceptable practice if there is a separation of the rationale to withdraw life support/to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation from the decision to recover organs, if no conflicts of interest exist, if a waiting time precluding spontaneous return of circulation is included, and if NHBD conforms to a standardized protocol. Against NHBD, there are questions regarding the ambiguity and cultural perspectives of death, regarding whether a separation of rationale between withdrawal and donation is sufficient to preclude conflicts of interest, and regarding whether variable protocols arise that subordinate the patient to the goal of donation. Such concerns suggest NHBD may damage the trust in patient-physician relationships and may adversely affect organ donation rates. PMID:12133176

Whetstine, Leslie; Bowman, Kerry; Hawryluck, Laura

2002-06-01

388

Burnout en médicos y enfermeras y su relación con el constructo de personalidad resistente Burnout in doctors and nurses and their relationship with the construct of hardiness personality  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN El objetivo de este trabajo fue identificar la presencia, nivel y distribución de los factores que constituyen al síndrome de burnout y su relación con la personalidad resistente, con el fin de de- terminar si este constructo puede ser entendido como un factor de protección que disminuye la probabilidad de que el individuo desarrolle y experimente burnout, además de

María Erika; Ortega Herrera; Godeleva Rosa Ortiz Viveros; Pedro Guillermo Coronel Brizio

389

Estudio financiado por los NIH indica un aumento de la supervivencia en hombres con cáncer de próstata metastásico que reciben quimioterapia desde el inicio de la terapia hormonal  

Cancer.gov

Los hombres con cáncer de próstata metastásico sensible a las hormonas que recibieron el fármaco quimioterapéutico docetaxel al inicio de la terapia hormonal convencional vivieron más tiempo que los pacientes que recibieron solo terapia hormonal, de acuerdo con los resultados preliminares de un estudio clínico controlado y aleatorizado patrocinado por los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH).

390

RESPUESTA TEMPORAL A H2 DE CAPACITORES MOS CON COMPUERTA DE Mo TEMPORAL RESPONSE TO H2 IN Mo GATE MOS CAPACITORS  

Microsoft Academic Search

. La fotocorriente inducida por iluminación pulsada, de un capacitor MOS con compuerta de Mo, provisto de ventana óptica, se emplea como monitor de su estado de carga, frente a estímulos químicos con concentraciones crecientes de H2 en N2 de hasta 1000 ppm. Se describen las respuestas inducidas por transporte a la interfaz metal-dieléctrico. Los resultados confirman que la sensibilidad

R. M. Lombardi; R. Aragón

391

Influencia de las variables psicológicas en el deporte de competición: evaluación mediante el cuestionario Características psicológicas relacionadas con el rendimiento deportivo  

Microsoft Academic Search

El objetivo de esta investigación fue analizar la influencia de variables psicológicas en la consecución de éxito, la continuidad a largo plazo y la ocurrencia de lesiones, en el contexto del deporte de com- petición. Se realizaron tres estudios con judokas, jugadores de fútbol y nadadores, utilizando como ins- trumento de evaluación el cuestionario Características Psicológicas relacionadas con el Rendimiento

Fernando Gimeno; Carmen Pérez-Llantada

2007-01-01

392

Characterization Data Package for Containerized Sludge Samples Collected from Engineered Container SCS-CON-210  

SciTech Connect

This data package contains the K Basin sludge characterization results obtained by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory during processing and analysis of four sludge core samples collected from Engineered Container SCS-CON-210 in 2010 as requested by CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company. Sample processing requirements, analytes of interest, detection limits, and quality control sample requirements are defined in the KBC-33786, Rev. 2. The core processing scope included reconstitution of a sludge core sample distributed among four to six 4-L polypropylene bottles into a single container. The reconstituted core sample was then mixed and subsampled to support a variety of characterization activities. Additional core sludge subsamples were combined to prepare a container composite. The container composite was fractionated by wet sieving through a 2,000 micron mesh and a 500-micron mesh sieve. Each sieve fraction was sampled to support a suite of analyses. The core composite analysis scope included density determination, radioisotope analysis, and metals analysis, including the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Hazardous Waste Facility Permit metals (with the exception of mercury). The container composite analysis included most of the core composite analysis scope plus particle size distribution, particle density, rheology, and crystalline phase identification. A summary of the received samples, core sample reconstitution and subsampling activities, container composite preparation and subsampling activities, physical properties, and analytical results are presented. Supporting data and documentation are provided in the appendices. There were no cases of sample or data loss and all of the available samples and data are reported as required by the Quality Assurance Project Plan/Sampling and Analysis Plan.

Fountain, Matthew S.; Fiskum, Sandra K.; Baldwin, David L.; Daniel, Richard C.; Bos, Stanley J.; Burns, Carolyn A.; Carlson, Clark D.; Coffey, Deborah S.; Delegard, Calvin H.; Edwards, Matthew K.; Greenwood, Lawrence R.; Neiner, Doinita; Oliver, Brian M.; Pool, Karl N.; Schmidt, Andrew J.; Shimskey, Rick W.; Sinkov, Sergey I.; Snow, Lanee A.; Soderquist, Chuck Z.; Thompson, Christopher J.; Trang-Le, Truc LT; Urie, Michael W.

2013-09-10

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(Con)text-specific effects of visual dysfunction on reading in posterior cortical atrophy  

PubMed Central

Reading deficits are a common early feature of the degenerative syndrome posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) but are poorly understood even at the single word level. The current study evaluated the reading accuracy and speed of 26 PCA patients, 17 typical Alzheimer's disease (tAD) patients and 14 healthy controls on a corpus of 192 single words in which the following perceptual properties were manipulated systematically: inter-letter spacing, font size, length, font type, case and confusability. PCA reading was significantly less accurate and slower than tAD patients and controls, with performance significantly adversely affected by increased letter spacing, size, length and font (cursive < non-cursive), and characterised by visual errors (69% of all error responses). By contrast, tAD and control accuracy rates were at or near ceiling, letter spacing was the only perceptual factor to influence reading speed in the same direction as controls, and, in contrast to PCA patients, control reading was faster for larger font sizes. The inverse size effect in PCA (less accurate reading of large than small font size print) was associated with lower grey matter volume in the right superior parietal lobule. Reading accuracy was associated with impairments of early visual (especially crowding), visuoperceptual and visuospatial processes. However, these deficits were not causally related to a universal impairment of reading as some patients showed preserved reading for small, unspaced words despite grave visual deficits. Rather, the impact of specific types of visual dysfunction on reading was found to be (con)text specific, being particularly evident for large, spaced, lengthy words. These findings improve the characterisation of dyslexia in PCA, shed light on the causative and associative factors, and provide clear direction for the development of reading aids and strategies to maximise and sustain reading ability in the early stages of disease. PMID:24841985

Yong, Keir X.X.; Shakespeare, Timothy J.; Cash, Dave; Henley, Susie M.D.; Warren, Jason D.; Crutch, Sebastian J.

2014-01-01

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Iliac crest autograft versus alternative constructs for anterior cervical spine surgery: Pros, cons, and costs  

PubMed Central

Background: Grafting choices available for performing anterior cervical diskectomy/fusion (ACDF) procedures have become a major concern for spinal surgeons, and their institutions. The “gold standard”, iliac crest autograft, may still be the best and least expensive grafting option; it deserves to be reassessed along with the pros, cons, and costs for alternative grafts/spacers. Methods: Although single or multilevel ACDF have utilized iliac crest autograft for decades, the implant industry now offers multiple alternative grafting and spacer devices; (allografts, cages, polyether-etherketone (PEEK) amongst others). While most studies have focused on fusion rates and clinical outcomes following ACDF, few have analyzed the “value-added” of these various constructs (e.g. safety/efficacy, risks/complications, costs). Results: The majority of studies document 95%-100% fusion rates when iliac crest autograft is utilized to perform single level ACDF (X-ray or CT confirmed at 6-12 postoperative months). Although many allograft studies similarly quote 90%-100% fusion rates (X-ray alone confirmed at 6-12 postoperative months), a recent “post hoc analysis of data from a prospective multicenter trial” (Riew KD et. al., CSRS Abstract Dec. 2011; unpublished) revealed a much higher delayed fusion rate using allografts at one year 55.7%, 2 years 87%, and four years 92%. Conclusion: Iliac crest autograft utilized for single or multilevel ACDF is associated with the highest fusion, lowest complication rates, and significantly lower costs compared with allograft, cages, PEEK, or other grafts. As spinal surgeons and institutions become more cost conscious, we will have to account for the “value added” of these increasingly expensive graft constructs. PMID:22905321

Epstein, Nancy E.

2012-01-01

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Do Patient-perceived Pros and Cons of Opioids Predict Sustained Higher-Dose Use?  

PubMed Central

Objectives Chronic opioid therapy (COT) is associated with various adverse outcomes, especially at higher doses, yet little is known about predictors of sustained higher-dose COT. This study aimed to ascertain, among higher-dose COT patients, the association of patient-perceived pros and cons of opioids with continued higher-dose use 1 year later. Methods Patients (N = 1229) in 2 large health plans prescribed ? 50 mg morphine-equivalent dose (MED) per day for chronic non-cancer pain completed a survey assessing opioid benefits and harms. The Prescribed Opioid Difficulties Scale questionnaire assessed psychosocial problems, concerns, benefits, and side effects related to opioid use. Logistic regression models estimated the associations of the reported benefits and problems with higher-dose continuation (? 50 mg MED/d) versus dose reduction (< 50 mg MED/d) 1 year later. Results Over 80% of participants continued higher-dose opioid use at 1 year, regardless of reported problems, concerns, side effects, pain reduction, or perceived helpfulness. Higher scores on the Prescribed Opioid Difficulties Scale Problems subscale (odds ratio = 0.79, 95% confidence interval, 0.68–0.92) and Concerns subscale (odds ratio = 0.76, 95% confidence interval, 0.65–0.90) were negatively associated with higher-dose use 1 year later. Other baseline measures (opioid helpfulness, reduction in pain, number of side effects, and side effect bothersomeness) were not significantly associated with continued higher-dose use. Discussion The large majority of patients continued using higher-dose opioids regardless of baseline characteristics. These findings suggest the difficulty of reducing opioid dose among chronic higher-dose opioid users. PMID:23535150

Thielke, Stephen M.; Turner, Judith A.; Shortreed, Susan M.; Saunders, Kathleen; LeResche, Linda; Campbell, Cynthia I.; Weisner, Constance C.; Korff, Michael V.

2013-01-01

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(Con)text-specific effects of visual dysfunction on reading in posterior cortical atrophy.  

PubMed

Reading deficits are a common early feature of the degenerative syndrome posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) but are poorly understood even at the single word level. The current study evaluated the reading accuracy and speed of 26 PCA patients, 17 typical Alzheimer's disease (tAD) patients and 14 healthy controls on a corpus of 192 single words in which the following perceptual properties were manipulated systematically: inter-letter spacing, font size, length, font type, case and confusability. PCA reading was significantly less accurate and slower than tAD patients and controls, with performance significantly adversely affected by increased letter spacing, size, length and font (cursive < non-cursive), and characterised by visual errors (69% of all error responses). By contrast, tAD and control accuracy rates were at or near ceiling, letter spacing was the only perceptual factor to influence reading speed in the same direction as controls, and, in contrast to PCA patients, control reading was faster for larger font sizes. The inverse size effect in PCA (less accurate reading of large than small font size print) was associated with lower grey matter volume in the right superior parietal lobule. Reading accuracy was associated with impairments of early visual (especially crowding), visuoperceptual and visuospatial processes. However, these deficits were not causally related to a universal impairment of reading as some patients showed preserved reading for small, unspaced words despite grave visual deficits. Rather, the impact of specific types of visual dysfunction on reading was found to be (con)text specific, being particularly evident for large, spaced, lengthy words. These findings improve the characterisation of dyslexia in PCA, shed light on the causative and associative factors, and provide clear direction for the development of reading aids and strategies to maximise and sustain reading ability in the early stages of disease. PMID:24841985

Yong, Keir X X; Shakespeare, Timothy J; Cash, Dave; Henley, Susie M D; Warren, Jason D; Crutch, Sebastian J

2014-08-01

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Endocrine Pathology: SC08-1 THYROID PATHOLOGY AND CYTOPATHOLOGY 2014: BETHESDA SYSTEM IN THYROID CYTOPATHOLOGY: ITS PROS AND CONS.  

PubMed

Since the publishing of The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) in 2008, many countries have adopted the system and the results have been reported. In Korea, TBSRTC has been used officially since 2010 and the results are being reported. In this short course, I plan to discuss the systems pros and cons based on our experience.The pros are that the system issues recommendation for treatment or follow-up and malignant ratio for each category, and that the system uses uniform terminology which offers easy and accurate communication and enhances reliable sharing of data. The cons are that because the issued malignant ratio is not a real data and it is actually different in every institution, the offered recommendation needs to be accommodated. PMID:25188060

Hong, Soon Won

2014-10-01

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El Parque Municipal de El Campello exhibe Las Meninas realizadas con material reciclado por profesores de la Universidad de Alicante  

E-print Network

reutilizados con el objetivo de fomentar el reciclaje a través del arte. La inauguración de la muestra contó exposición viva". Vida/reciclaje versus muerte/no reciclaje El hilo conductor de la exposición, realizada por (ingeniero industrial), todos ellos de la Universidad de Alicante, es transmitir el mensaje de la vida/reciclaje

Escolano, Francisco

399

Con A-Propagated, Auto-Reactive T Cell Clones that Secrete Factors Promoting High IgA Responses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Four BALB\\/c T cell clones from among a set propagated in the presence of concanavalin A (Con A) were selected on the basis of their ability to produce supernatant factors promoting high IgA plaque-forming cell (PFC) responses by 2,4,6-trinitrophenyl-conjugated keyhole limpet hemocyanin (TNP-KLH)-primed splenic B cells in the presence of TNP-SRBC. Such clones could be derived from cultures containing T

Azzam Al Maghazachi; Julia M. Phillips-Quagliata

1988-01-01

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Effetti di un trattamento cinesiterapico e idrocinesiterapico termale in pazienti con osteoporosi post-menopausale: studio randomizzato controllato  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduzione L'Osteoporosi è un vero e proprio problema sociale ed economi- co destinato a diventare sempre più importante con il progressivo invecchiamento della popolazione i cui costi sono legati soprattutto alla gestione delle complicanze (fratture)1 e all'impatto dei loro fre- quenti esiti disabilitanti sulle attività della vita quotidiana che, soprattutto nell'anziano, possono sfociare in uno stato di non-auto- sufficienza cronica2.

S. MASIERO; L. BONALDO; A. CELIA; E. GOMIERO; S. BUJA; A. STECCO; M. DE FABRITIIS; A. LALLI; C. FERRARO

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Proteja su almuerzo de los grmenes Lvese las manos con agua caliente y jabn antes de preparar el almuerzo.  

E-print Network

Proteja su almuerzo de los gérmenes · Lávese las manos con agua caliente y jabón antes de preparar botella térmica de boca ancha. Vierta agua hirviendo en la botella para calentar el interior. Luego caliente el alimento a 1650 F. Vacíe el agua caliente de la bo- tella y vierta en su interior el alimento

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Disminución de las tasas de cáncer de seno relacionada con la reducción del uso de terapias de reemplazo hormonal  

Cancer.gov

La tasa de los casos nuevos de cáncer de seno en los Estados Unidos, la cual disminuyó pronunciadamente en 2003, podría estar relacionada con una disminución nacional del uso de terapias de reemplazo hormonal. Las tasas de incidencia de cáncer de seno ajustadas a la edad en mujeres de los Estados Unidos bajaron un 6.7 por ciento en 2003. Durante este mismo período, las recetas médicas para terapias de reemplazo hormonal bajaron rápidamente.

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Mitochondria-Dependent Apoptosis of Con A-Activated T Lymphocytes Induced by Asiatic Acid for Preventing Murine Fulminant Hepatitis  

PubMed Central

Selectively facilitating apoptosis of activated T cells is essential for the clearance of pathogenic injurious cells and subsequent efficient resolution of inflammation. However, few chemicals have been reported to trigger apoptosis of activated T cells for the treatment of hepatitis without affecting quiescent T cells. In the present study, we found that asiatic acid, a natural triterpenoid, selectively triggered apoptosis of concanavalin A (Con A)-activated T cells in a mitochondria-dependent manner indicated by the disruption of the mitochondrial transmembrane potential, release of cytochrome c from mitochondria to cytosol, caspases activation, and cleavage of PARP. In addition, asiatic acid also induced the cleavage of caspase 8 and Bid and augmented Fas expression in Con A-activated T cells. However, following activation of T cells from MRLlpr/lpr mice with mutation of Fas demonstrated a similar susceptibility to asiatic acid-induced apoptosis compared with normal T cells, suggesting that Fas-mediated death-receptor apoptotic pathway does not mainly contribute to asiatic acid-induced cell death. Furthermore, asiatic acid significantly alleviated Con A-induced T cell-dependent fulminant hepatitis in mice, as assessed by reduced serum transaminases, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and pathologic parameters. Consistent with the in vitro results, asiatic acid also induced apoptosis of activated CD4+ T cells in vivo. Taken together, our results demonstrated that the ability of asiatic acid to induce apoptosis of activated T cells and its potential use in the treatment of T-cell-mediated inflammatory diseases. PMID:23029367

Guo, Wenjie; Liu, Wen; Hong, Shaocheng; Liu, Hailiang; Qian, Cheng; Shen, Yan; Wu, Xuefeng; Sun, Yang; Xu, Qiang

2012-01-01

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Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons): Undergraduate Education Through Interdisciplinary, Team-Based, Real-World Problem Solving  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Attitude, Skills, Knowledge (ASK) -- In this order, these are fundamental characteristics of scientific innovators. Through first-hand practice in using science to unpack and solve complex real-world problems, students can become self-motivated scientific leaders. This presentation describes the pedagogy of a recently developed interdisciplinary undergraduate science education program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst focused on addressing global challenges with scientific solutions. Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) is an overarching concentration program that supplements the curricula provided within each student's chosen major. iCons is a platform for students to perform student-led research in interdisciplinary collaborative teams. With a schedule of one course per year over four years, the cohort of students move through case studies, analysis of real-world problems, development of potential solutions, integrative communication, laboratory practice, and capstone research projects. In this presentation, a track emphasizing renewable energy science is used to illustrate the iCons pedagogical methods. This includes discussion of a third-year laboratory course in renewable energy that is educationally scaffolded: beginning with a boot camp in laboratory techniques and culminating with student-designed research projects. Among other objectives, this course emphasizes the practice of using reflection and redesign, as a means of generating better solutions and embedding learning for the long term.

Tuominen, Mark

2013-03-01

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Anti-human IG and B lymphocytes reconstitute the proliferative response to Con A of T lymphocytes depleted of accessory cells  

SciTech Connect

The requirements for the induction of proliferation of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBM) by low concentrations of Concanavalin A (Con A) were studied using /sup 3/H-thymidine incorporation to assay DNA synthesis. Removal of plastic-adherent cells from PBM reduced the proliferative response of lymphocytes to Con A by 80%. Passage of these cells over nylon wool columns totally eliminated their response to Con A. Addition of adherent monocytes or rabbit anti-human IgG conjugated to polyacrylamide beads (anti-IgG beads) to the non-adherent lymphocyte population reconstituted the proliferative response. The lymphoblasts activated in these cultures were more than 90% T11 positive. Anti-IgG beads did not activate lymphocyte proliferation in the absence of Con A. The response of non-adherent lymphocytes to Con A could also be reconstituted by unconjugated rabbit anti-human IgG antiserium. Purified T cells could only be activated by anti-IgG beads and low concentrations of Con A in the presence of irradiated B cells. These results suggest that /sup 3/H-thymidine incorporation by T cells induced by anti-IgG beads and a low concentration of Con A depends on the interaction of anti-IgG and B cells. The authors suggest that B cell produce growth factors for T cells after interacting with anti-IgG.

Tsuda, T.; Kim, Y.T.; Schwab, R.; Siskind, G.W.; Weksler, M.E.

1986-03-01

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Nanoparticulas basadas en complejos de Fe(II) con transicion de espin: sintesis, caracterizacion y aplicaciones en electronica molecular  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Esta tesis doctoral esta organizada en 5 capitulos y esta destinada al estudio de sistemas de Fe (II) que presentan el fenomeno de la transicion de espin a escala nanometrica. El capitulo 1 contiene una introduccion general sobre materiales moleculares multifuncionales, destacando aquellos ejemplos mas importantes. Por otro lado, se explicara el fenomeno de la transicion de espin, tratando aspectos conceptuales, los antecedentes mas importantes y la situacion actual. En el capitulo 2 se describen los diferentes procesos existentes para la obtencion de diferentes tipos de nanoparticulas. Ademas, se presenta la sintesis y caracterizacion de nanoparticulas del polimero de coordinacion unidimensional [Fe(Htrz)2(trz)]BF4, obtenidas mediante el metodo de micelas inversas. Estas nanoparticulas, con una estrecha distribucion de tamanos centrada alrededor de los 11 nm, presentan una transicion de espin muy abrupta, con un ancho ciclo de histeresis termica de unos 40K. En el capitulo 3 se describe el proceso de modificacion del tamano de las nanoparticulas descritas en el capitulo anterior, llevado a cabo variando la proporcion de surfactante/H2O en el medio. Ademas, con el objetivo de modificar las propiedades magneticas de las nanoparticulas obtenidas en el capitulo 2, se lleva a cabo la sintesis de nanoparticulas de polimeros de la misma familia del [Fe(Htrz)2(trz)]BF4. En concreto se sintetizaron 3 nuevos tipos de nanoparticulas basadas en el polimero [Fe(Htrz)1-x(NH2trz)x](ClO4)2, siendo x = 0.05, 0.15 y 0.3, en cada caso. Estas nanoparticulas siguen presentando una estrecha distribucion de tamanos y una transicion de espin muy abrupta y con un ancho ciclo de histeresis. Ademas, se observa que este ciclo se desplaza a temperaturas mas proximas a la temperatura ambiente a medida que se aumenta el porcentaje de 4-amino-1, 2, 4- triazol en la muestra. Pero al mismo tiempo se produce una disminucion de la anchura de este ciclo. Por ultimo, en este capitulo se presenta la sintesis de otro nuevo tipo de nanoparticulas, obtenidas a partir de otro polimero de la misma familia, el [FeO8ZnO2(Htrz)3](BF4). Estas nanoparticulas se sintetizaron con el objetivo de estudiar el efecto de la dilucion del metal en la muestra. Como resultado se obtuvieron nanoparticulas que tambien presentan una estrecha distribucion de tamanos pero en este caso la transicion de espin no es tan abrupta como en los casos anteriores. Aunque sigue presentando un ciclo de histeresis termica bastante ancho y a temperaturas proximas a la temperatura ambiente. En el capitulo 4 se describiran las estrategias que se han seguido para mejorar la estabilidad y afinidad sobre diferentes sustratos de las nanoparticulas sintetizadas en el capitulo 2. Tambien se hablara de los intentos realizados parar depositarlas en superficies y embeberlas en diferentes matrices organicas e inorganicas. En el capitulo 5 presentaremos la obtencion de un interruptor molecular realizado poniendo en contacto nanoparticulas individuales sintetizadas en el capitulo 2, con unos electrodos separados varios nanometros. Este dispositivo exhibe "switching" y efecto memoria a temperaturas proximas a la temperatura ambiente como consecuencia de la biestabilidad intrinseca de las nanoparticulas. Ademas demostraremos que el estado magnetico de estas nanoparticulas puede ser controlado electricamente, ya que la transicion de espin en este nanodispositivo molecular puede ser inducida simplemente aplicando un voltaje, lo que puede ser de gran interes para la electronica molecular.

Monrabal Capilla, Maria

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To be presented at the Fourth International Workshop on Virtual Rehabilitation, Catalina Island, CA, September 2005. Usability of the Remote Console (ReCon) for Virtual Reality  

E-print Network

, September 2005. Usability of the Remote Console (ReCon) for Virtual Reality Telerehabilitation: Formative reality rehabilitation exercises. It provides the therapists with visual representations of the patients. Keywords virtual reality, telerehabilitation, physical therapy, formative evaluation, usability engineering

New Jersey, University of Medicine and Dentistry of

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Facolt proponente: Facolt di Economia dell'Universit di Genova in collaborazione con: Aon, AXA Corporate Solutions, Banchero Costa Insurance Broker, Cambiaso Risso  

E-print Network

Facoltà proponente: Facoltà di Economia dell'Università di Genova in collaborazione con: Aon, AXA specialistici in Economia, Giurisprudenza, Scienze politiche. La partecipazione al corso può essere gratuita

Genova, Università degli Studi di

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Facolt proponente: Facolt di Economia dell'Universit di Genova in collaborazione con: Centro Sportivo Paladonbosco, ANIF -EuroWellness Associazione Nazionale Impianti  

E-print Network

Facoltà proponente: Facoltà di Economia dell'Università di Genova in collaborazione con: Centro'innovazione nella gestione delle problematiche connesse. Laureati in Architettura, Economia, Giurisprudenza

Genova, Università degli Studi di

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Presentaci?n del estudio "Links" de hombres que tienes sexo con hombres en Buenos Aires, Argentina  

PubMed Central

Resumen Estudios previos en Buenos Aires reportaron altas prevalencias de HIV entre HSH, con valores que oscilan entre 9 y 14% durante casi 10 años de continuo testeo. El objetivo principal de este estudio fue la evaluación de factores relacionados al comportamiento de alto riesgo para transmisión del HIV entre HSH entre los que se incluyen el conocimiento y factores emocionales, socioculturales y ambientales. Por otro lado se realizó la estimación de prevalencia e incidencia de HIV utilizando RDS (Respondent Driven Sampling), así como la presencia de otras infecciones de transmisión sexual. Por último se evaluaron los hábitos de testeo para HIV indagando que factores facilitan o impiden su realización. El estudio constó de dos fases, en primer lugar una fase cualitativa y posteriormente una fase cuantitativa con una duración total de 4 años y medio. Durante la fase cualitativa se realizaron 44 entrevistas individuales en profundidad, 8 grupos focales y 10 observaciones etnográficas (hoteles, baños públicos (“teteras”), cines pornográficos, fiestas privadas, dark rooms y discotecas). Durante la fase cuantitativa del estudio se realizó el reclutamiento de 500 participantes que provinieron de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, así como del Gran Buenos Aires. El reclutamiento se comenzó con 16 participantes llamados semillas. Se realizó el diagnóstico de infección por HIV, hepatitis B y C (HBV y HCV), Treponema pallidum, Virus Papiloma Humano (HPV) y Chlamidias. La colaboración establecida entre los grupos de trabajo enfocados en áreas diversas posibilitó el abordaje conjunto de nuevas estrategias de investigación antes no exploradas en nuestro país. Los resultados más relevantes de esta investigación serán progresivamente publicados en sucesivos números de Actualizaciones en SIDA.

Carballo-Dieguez, Alex; Avila, Maria M; Balan, Ivan C.; Marone, Ruben; Pando, Maria A.; Barreda, Victoria

2011-01-01

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Una cinta transportadora de longitud l se mueve con velocidad v respecto al suelo. Por su extremo derecho se introduce un bloque de masa m que se mover en contra de la cinta  

E-print Network

Problema 2 Una cinta transportadora de longitud l se mueve con velocidad v respecto al suelo. Por). Determine la velocidad vo (respecto al suelo) con la cual es necesario impulsar el bloque contra el, y que ahí se detenga respecto al suelo. En tal punto, con el bloque en reposo respecto al suelo

Chang, Mark J. L.

412

SOBREPESO Y OBESIDAD EN NIÑOS Y ADOLESCENTES DE LA CIUDAD DE CORRIENTES ASOCIACIÓN CON FACTORES DE RIESGO CARDIOVASCULAR  

Microsoft Academic Search

sos, con predominio en varones (OR=1.46; IC=1.12-1.91; p=0.03). Actividad física semanal: 3.9 ± 2.9 hs. mayor en varones (p<0.001). Horas de sedentarismo: 3.2 ± 1.9. Antecedentes: obesidad materna 282 (13.3%), paterna 311 (14.7%), en ambos 116 (6.6%). Consumo regular de comidas grasas: 1711 (80.9%). PAS: 107.8 ± 13.6; PAD: 66.9 ± 11.5; PAM: 80.5 ± 10.1. Hipertensos 64 (3%) a

CARLOS A. MARTÍNEZ; JULIO O. IBÁÑEZ; CARLOS A. PATERNO; MIRTHA SEMENZA DE ROIG; MARÍA ITATÍ HEITZ; JORGE O. KRISKOVICH; GRISELDA R. DE BONIS; LIZ C. CÁCERES

2001-01-01

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Metal ion determinants of conantokin dimerization as revealed in the X-ray crystallographic structure of the Cd 2+ \\/Mg 2+ –conT[K7?] complex  

Microsoft Academic Search

Predatory sea snails from the Conus family produce a variety of venomous small helical peptides called conantokins that are rich in ?-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla)\\u000a residues. As potent and selective antagonists of the N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor, these peptides are potential therapeutic agents for a variety of neurological conditions. The two most\\u000a studied members of this family of peptides are con-G and con-T.

Sara E. Cnudde; Mary Prorok; Francis J. Castellino; James H. Geiger

2010-01-01

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Geometria III, Problemas 6 Segundo semestre, 2009/10. (R) es el plano proyectivo con la estructura diferencial estudiada en clase.  

E-print Network

estructura diferencial estudiada en clase. Sea f : P2 (R) R definida como f[x, y, z] = x2 x2 + y2 + z2 admite una estructura de variedad de dimensi´on 3 con un atlas de una sola carta (M, ) donde (C) = (x, y. Tras identificarlo con R4 , M recibe una estructura diferencial a partir de la estructura diferencial

Guijarro, Luis

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Analysis of cancer risk and BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation prevalence in the kConFab familial breast cancer resource  

Microsoft Academic Search

INTRODUCTION: The Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer (kConFab) is a multidisciplinary, collaborative framework for the investigation of familial breast cancer. Based in Australia, the primary aim of kConFab is to facilitate high-quality research by amassing a large and comprehensive resource of epidemiological and clinical data with biospecimens from individuals at high risk of breast and\\/or

Graham J Mann; Heather Thorne; Rosemary L Balleine; Phyllis N Butow; Christine L Clarke; Edward Edkins; Gerda M Evans; Sián Fereday; Eric Haan; Michael Gattas; Graham G Giles; Jack Goldblatt; John L Hopper; Judy Kirk; Jennifer A Leary; Geoffrey Lindeman; Eveline Niedermayr; Kelly-Anne Phillips; Sandra Picken; Gulietta M Pupo; Christobel Saunders; Clare L Scott; Amanda B Spurdle; Graeme Suthers; Kathy Tucker; Georgia Chenevix-Trench

2006-01-01

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La Roca Blanca de Lhang lhang - Un santuario en Nyag rong  

E-print Network

todo aquel que poseyera una relación kármica con él. Aquí vió la luz sTag bla Chos grub rgya mtsho, quién manifestó los signos de realización tales como la obtención del agua de inmortalidad etc. Nació también A skar chos kyi rin chen, quién editó... montaña. Se trata del “agua dorada de ‘Dzam bu”, agua con fragmentos de oro con propiedades sagradas. El agua se manifestó como fuente en la llanura de g.Yang skyid, también conocida cómo la llanura de gTer mdzod (el repositorio de tesoros) posiblemente...

Aguillar, Oriol

2007-01-01

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Modelo de accesibilidad de conceptos matematicos aplicados en el curso de Astronomia Descriptiva para estudiantes con impedimentos visuales en la UPR  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Este estudio utiliza metodologia de investigacion cualitativa, con el proposito de describir, analizar y evaluar los procesos de diseno y desarrollo de un modelo de accesibilidad que consiste en estrategias de ensenanza de las matematicas para estudiantes con impedimentos visuales matriculados en el curso de Astronomia Descriptiva en la UPR. Se utilizaron las siguientes estrategias para recopilar la informacion, 1) reflexiones de la investigadora en el proceso de diseno y desarrollo de las lecciones adaptadas, que se registraron en un diario reflexivo. 2) entrevista semiestructurada luego de haber trabajado las lecciones de aprendizaje adaptadas con los participantes. 3) observaciones y notas de la investigadora del trabajo de los participantes. Para obtener la informacion de los participantes se obtuvo los permisos institucionales necesarios; se seleccionaron los participantes y se validaron los instrumentos; se realizo el desarrollo de las lecciones adaptadas con los participantes; y finalmente, se analizo la informacion obtenida. El diseno de las lecciones de aprendizaje adaptadas se hizo siguiendo las recomendaciones curriculares de los temas de matematicas aplicados en el curso de Astronomia Descriptiva realizado por la investigadora durante su semestre de internado. El testimonio de las voces de los participantes se obtuvo del proceso de desarrollo de las lecciones de aprendizaje adaptadas de temas seleccionados de conceptos matematicos requeridos en el curso de Astronomia Descriptiva y de la entrevista semiestructurada con los participantes, luego de haber trabajado las lecciones de aprendizaje. Para el desarrollo de las lecciones de aprendizaje, se utilizaron materiales tactiles adaptados, materiales tactiles disenados y materiales disponibles comercialmente. Los textos de las lecciones se imprimieron en tinta y en Braille. Se exhorta a disenar y desarrollar estrategias de ensenanza accesibles, considerando como recursos para evaluar su efectividad a personas con impedimentos visuales. El utilizar estrategias de aprendizaje accesibles de acuerdo a las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes, contribuye para que los estudiantes con impedimentos visuales descubran, exploren, investiguen y formulen sus propias conclusiones durante su proceso de aprendizaje.

Isidro Villamizar, Gloria Maria

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ON EFFECT OF HAZARD MAP ON CONS CIOUSNESS OF FLOOD DISASTER PREVENSION OF RESIDENTS WHO EXPERIENCED FLOOD RECENTLY  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, the effect of the flood hazard map distributed to the residents who experienced flood disasters recently and an effective method for improving consciousness of flood di saster prevention are discussed. The questionnaire surveys were conducted on the residents living in the middle basin of the Nishiki River, Iwakuni city, Yamaguchi Prefecture, before and after the distribution of the hazard map. It is found from this investigation that "knowledge", "att achment", and "crisis", are the main factors in the psychological process related to the flood prevention behavior. The effect of the distribution of the hazard map is judged from the probability of the flood prevention behavior. In addition, it is also found that "knowledge", "flood experiment of T0514", "crisis", "eff ectiveness", "load", and "easy reading of the hazard map", are keys to improve the cons ciousness of flood di saster prevention.

Asai, Koji; Koga, Syota; Sakakibara, Hiroyuki

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A Designed Protein Interface That Blocks Fibril Formation Ushma J. Shukla, Heather Marino, Po-Ssu Huang, Stephen L. Mayo, and John J. Love*,  

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-reactive protein has been shown to break down amyloid deposits in the body.3 In addition, Dumoulin et al. recently-B) altered their thermodynamic properties relative to the wild-type protein-G. The 12 mutations that resulted-A. Monomer-B fibrils were subjected to TEM imaging to confirm that the fibrils formed were indeed amyloid

Love, John J.

420

Different Limit to the Body's Ability of Increasing Fat-Free Mass Geltrude Mingrone, Simeone Marino, Andrea DeGaetano, Esmeralda Capristo, Steven B. Heymsfield,  

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, age, and sex. Body composition data were obtained by isotopic dilution on 273 subjects ranging in body, increase-limited function of body weight. Model parameters were evaluated as functions of sex, age model (R 2 .95), with maximal AFT being determined by both sex and height and with AFT growth rate

Kirschner, Denise

421

Intraspecific alkaloid variation in ladybird eggs and its effects on con- and hetero-specific intraguild predators.  

PubMed

Egg predation and cannibalism are common phenomena in predatory ladybirds despite the presence of defensive alkaloids. Consumption of heterospecific eggs negatively affects survivorship and development; however, intraspecific variation in quantities of alkaloids and post-ingestion responses to con- and hetero-specific alkaloids, are not well understood. We examined variation in the quantity of alkaloids in eggs of Harmonia axyridis (Pallas), Coccinella septempunctata L., and Hippodamia convergens (Guérin) using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and show a link between heterospecific alkaloids and their toxicity and/or costs by feeding high and low alkaloid eggs to first instar H. axyridis and C. septempunctata. The repeatability of alkaloid measurements in eggs in an egg cluster was high; however, the amount of alkaloids varied significantly between egg clutches within and among females. This variation affected egg consumption by C. septempunctata when fed H. axyridis eggs. Harmonia axyridis accumulated their own alkaloid by cannibalism and synthesized it de novo, but C. septempunctata lost some portion of the consumed conspecific alkaloids. Both species lost most of the consumed heterospecific alkaloids, but C. septempunctata died within 3 days. Most H. axyridis survived to the second instar, but C. septempunctata alkaloids led to a significant reduction in weight gain compared to an aphid control. In addition, ingestion of high alkaloid C. septempunctata extended development of H. axyridis compared to the aphid control or conspecific eggs. Harmonia axyridis had greater abilities to process ingested con- and hetero-specific alkaloids compared with C. septempunctata, which may, in part, explain their interspecific interactions in nature. PMID:20049478

Kajita, Yukie; Obrycki, J J; Sloggett, J J; Haynes, K F

2010-06-01

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Lectin from Canavalia brasiliensis (ConBr) protects hippocampal slices against glutamate neurotoxicity in a manner dependent of PI3K/Akt pathway.  

PubMed

The excitotoxicity induced by excessive activation of the glutamatergic neurotransmission pathway is involved in several neuropathologies. In this sense, molecules that prevent the release of glutamate or the excessive activation of its receptors can be useful in preventing the neuronal cell death observed in these diseases. Lectins are proteins capable of reversible binding to the carbohydrates in glycoconjugates, and some have been used in the study and purification of glutamate receptors. ConBr is a mannose/glucose-binding lectin purified from Canavalia brasiliensis seeds. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the neuroprotective activity of ConBr against glutamate-induced excitotoxicity. Hippocampal slices were isolated from adult male mice and incubated for 6h in Krebs saline/DMEM buffer alone (control), in the presence of glutamate or glutamate plus ConBr. The phosphorylation of Akt and mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPKs) such as ERK1/2, p38(MAPK) and JNK1/2/3 was evaluated with western blotting. The results indicate that glutamate provoked a reduction in the hippocampal slice viability (-25%), diminished the phosphorylation of Akt and augmented p38(MAPK) and ERK1 phosphorylation. No changes were observed in the phosphorylation of JNK1/2/3 or ERK2. Notably, ConBr, through a mechanism dependent on carbohydrate interaction, prevented the reduction of cell viability and Akt phosphorylation induced by glutamate. Furthermore, in the presence of the PI3K inhibitor LY294002, ConBr was unable to reverse glutamate neurotoxicity. Taken together, our data suggest that the neuroprotective effect of ConBr against glutamate neurotoxicity requires oligosaccharide interaction and is dependent on the PI3K/Akt pathway. PMID:23454192

Jacques, Amanda V; Rieger, Débora K; Maestri, Mariana; Lopes, Mark W; Peres, Tanara V; Gonçalves, Filipe M; Pedro, Daniela Z; Tasca, Carla I; López, Manuela G; Egea, Javier; Nascimento, Kyria S; Cavada, Benildo S; Leal, Rodrigo B

2013-05-01

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Selenium Promotes T-Cell Response to TCR-Stimulation and ConA, but Not PHA in Primary Porcine Splenocytes  

PubMed Central

There is controversy in the literature over whether the selenium (Se) influences cellular immune responses, and the mechanisms possibly underlying these effects are unclear. In this study, the effects of Se on T-cell proliferation and IL-2 production were studied in primary porcine splenocytes. Splenocytes were treated with different mitogens in the presence of 0.5–4 µmol/L sodium selenite. Se significantly promoted T-cell receptor (TCR) or concanavalin A (ConA)-induced T-cell proliferation and IL-2 production but failed to regulate T-cell response to phytohemagglutinin (PHA). In addition, Se significantly increased the levels of cytosolic glutathione peroxidase (GPx1) and thioredoxin reductase 1 (TR1) mRNA, the activity of GPx1 and the concentration of reduced glutathione (GSH) in the unstimulated, or activated splenocytes. These results indicated that Se improved the redox status in all splenocytes, including unstimulated, TCR, ConA and PHA -stimulated, but only TCR and ConA-induced T-cell activation was affected by the redox status. N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a pharmacological antioxidant, increased T-cell proliferation and IL-2 production by TCR and ConA stimulated splenocytes but had no effect on the response to PHA in primary porcine splenocytes confirming that PHA-induced T-cell activation is insensitive to the redox status. We conclude that Se promotes GPx1 and TR1 expression and increases antioxidative capacity in porcine splenocytes, which enhances TCR or ConA -induced T-cell activation but not PHA-induced T-cell activation. The different susceptibilities to Se between the TCR, ConA and PHA -induced T-cell activation may help to explain the controversy in the literature over whether or not Se boosts immune responses. PMID:22530011

Ren, Fei; Chen, Xingxiang; Hesketh, John; Gan, Fang; Huang, Kehe

2012-01-01

424

Inversor Resonante de Tres Elementos L-LC con Caracteristica Cortocircuitable para Aplicaciones de Calentamiento por Induccion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Los generadores de calentamiento por induccion son puentes inversores con carga resonante, cuya mision es basicamente crear una corriente sinusoidal de gran amplitud sobre la "bobina de caldeo", que forma parte del tanque resonante. En el interior de esta bobina se introduce la pieza que se desea calentar. EI campo magnetico creado induce corrientes superficiales (corrientes de Foucault) sobre la pieza, que producen su calentamiento. Los tanques resonantes (tambien llamados osciladores) utilizados en la actualidad son el resonante serie y el resonante paralelo. Aunque ya desde hace algun tiempo se vienen construyendo generadores de alta potencia basados en estos dos osciladores, el exito nunca ha. sido completo en ninguno de los dos casos. Tal y como se explica en la introduccion de esta memoria, los puentes inversores utilizados deben operar sobre una carga inductiva (corriente retrasada) para evitar el fenomeno de la recuperacion inversa de sus diodos y la consiguiente ruptura de los transistores. De la restriccion topologica anterior se deduce que el generador paralelo debe conmutar a frecuencias inferiores a la resonancia, y el serie a frecuencias superiores. A esta restriccion topologica hay que unir otra que es exclusiva del calentamiento por induccion: La corriente por la bobina de caldeo debe ser sinusoidal. De no ser asi, resultaria imposible disponer toda la potencia de calentamiento sobre la pieza en el espesor requerido por la aplicacion. Como consecuencia, los inversores no pueden operar por debajo de la frecuencia de resonancia del oscilador, pues en ese caso se amplifican los armonicos de orden superior de la tension/corriente de entrada situados sobre la resonancia, con la consiguiente distorsion de la corriente de salida. La conjuncion de las dos restricciones anteriores obligan al inversor paralelo a funcionar a la frecuencia de resonancia del oscilador. Esto imposibilita un control por variacion de frecuencia, regulandose la potencia desde la seccion de entrada mediante un mayor o menor aporte de corriente al puente. Como consecuencia, la seccion de entrada del paralelo, ya de por si mas voluminosa que lao del serie por el uso de grandes componentes magneticos (bobinas de filtro o de "alisamiento"), result a tambien mas complicada y costosa debido a la necesidad de ser implementada mediante rectificador controlado. Ademas, la regulacion que ofrece el rectificador es pobre, dada su baja frecuencia de conmutacion. En cambio, el circuito serie puede funcionar por encima de la resonancia manteniendo una secuencia de conmutacion sin riesgos de recuperacion inversa y con una corriente de salida practicamente sinusoidal, lo que permite un control de la potencia por variacion de frecuencia. Puesto que la tarea de regulacion se realiza desde el puente inversor, la regulacion resulta mucho mas eficaz y la seccion de entrada se puede implementar mediante un simple rectificador no controlado y un condensador de filtro. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).

Espi Huerta, Jose Miguel

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[Oro-facial manifestations during AIDS/HIV infection. Apropos of 60 cases seen at the Ambulatory Treatment Center in Ouagadougou and at the Yalgado University Hospital Center].  

PubMed

The opportinistics complaints of the AIDS occur all along the episode of the infection and depend on the individual's body immunity and on the existence or no of an anti-retroviral treatment. The buccal appearences on the face are relatively frequent. They are dominated by the buccal mycosis, the lymphatic ganglion's complaints, the inflammation of gums and buccal mucous, and the tooth decay in our context. Some authors suggest a classification that can make easy their study and treatment. Complaints like the herpes simplex infection, the herpes zoster infection, are usually found during the symptomatic stage non AIDS, whereas others like KAPOSI's disease are typical to AIDS disease. The availlability of an anti-retroviral treatment and a specialized one strenghten the efficiency of the reimbursement and improve the prognosis. PMID:16910114

Konsem, T; Ouedraogo, D; Gare, J V W; Ouattara, D; Ouoba, K

2006-06-01

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Funcion del "Vulgo" en la Preception Dramatica de la Edad de Oro (The Function of the "Masses" in the Didactic Drama of the [Spanish] Golden Age).  

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A concept of the masses, or populace, conveyed a positive connotation in both Biblical and Renaissance literature. During Spain's Golden Age (seventeenth century) writers, especially didactic dramatists, tended to register negative and prejudiced attitudes toward the common folk and to regard them as "masa inculta" or uncultured masses. Primarily,…

Porqueras Mayo, A.; Sanchez Escribano, F.

1967-01-01

427

Relative Contributions of Intestinal, Gastric, Oro-sensory Influences and Information to Changes in Appetite Induced by the Same Liquid Meal  

Microsoft Academic Search

To investigate the contribution of oral, gastric and intestinal factors in the control of appetite, 425 ml (400 kcal) tomato soup was administered either orally, intragastrically (covertly and overtly) or intraduodenally (overtly) to nine healthy, fasted, male volunteers. Ratings of fullness, hunger and desire to eat were recorded over a period of 2 h and gastric emptying was measured after

J. E CECIL; J FRANCIS; N. W READ

1998-01-01

428

Climatic variability and human impact in Mesoamerica during the last 3,000 yr: the case of Lake Santa Maria Del Oro, Western Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the last decades a number of lacustrine records from Mesoamerica have documented climatic changes and episodes of intense human impact. These records are concentrated in the Maya region and the in high altitude basins of central and eastern Mexico, few studies have been undertaken in western Mexico. We believe that a regional perspective of the recorded changes can provide

Margarita Caballero; Susana Sosa; Alejandro Rodríguez; Socorro Lozano; Gabriel Vázquez; Beatriz Ortega; Gloria Vilaclara

2010-01-01

429

Secretory IgA as an indicator of oro-pharyngeal foot-and-mouth disease virus replication and as a tool for post vaccination surveillance  

Microsoft Academic Search

A serotype-specific ELISA was developed to detect foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) specific IgA antibody in the saliva of cattle, and the method was evaluated for its feasibility in detecting serotype O FMDV carrier animals, particularly amongst vaccinated cattle that had subsequently become sub-clinically infected. For this purpose, saliva samples were collected from naïve cattle (n=173), FMDV challenged cattle (n=10), FMDV

Satya Parida; John Anderson; Sarah J. Cox; Paul V. Barnett; David J. Paton

2006-01-01

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DYNAMIC FRICTION EXPERIMENTS AT THE ATLAS PULSED POWER C. L. Rousculp, J. E. Hammerberg, D. M. Oro, G. Rodriguez, P. M. Goodwin,  

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DYNAMIC FRICTION EXPERIMENTS AT THE ATLAS PULSED POWER FACILITY C. L. Rousculp, J. E. Hammerberg, D contract DE-AC52-06NA25396 Abstract A Series of dynamic friction experiments has been conducted frictional forces occurring there. Other diagnostics included a single-point VISAR and line-ORVIS to measure

Kurien, Susan

431

AVANCE GENÉTICO EN APTITUD COMBINATORIA CON MESTIZOS AUTOFECUNDADOS, MULTIALELISMO Y PROBADORES HOMOCIGÓTICOS GENETIC ADVANCE FOR COMBINING ABILITY WITH SELFED TESTCROSSES, MULTIPLE ALLELES, AND HOMOZYGOUS TESTERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

La selección recurrente para aptitud combinatoria en cultivos autógamos (SRAC), aunque exitosa, enfrenta dificultades para ha- cer las cruzas y para obtener suficiente semilla de éstas. Además, las derivaciones de la respuesta a la SRAC (R) basadas en el mode- lo de dos alelos pueden no ser adecuadas si la población se formó con más de dos progenitores. El objetivo

Jaime Sahagún-Castellanos; Autónoma Chapingo

2002-01-01

432

Synthesis, growth, structural, spectral, thermal, chemical etching, linear and nonlinear optical and mechanical studies of an organic single crystal 4-chloro 4-nitrostilbene (CONS): A potential NLO material  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

4-Chloro 4-nitrostilbene (CONS) a new organic nonlinear optical material has been synthesized. Employing slow evaporation method, good optical quality single crystals (dimensions up to 6 × 2 × 3 mm3) have been grown using ethyl methyl ketone (EMK) as a solvent. The grown crystals have been subjected to various characterizations such as single crystal X-ray diffraction, powder XRD, Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), proton NMR, solid UV absorption, SHG studies. Single crystal X-ray diffraction reveals that the crystal system belongs to monoclinic with noncentrosymmetric space group P21. The UV-Vis absorption spectrum has been recorded and found that the cut off wavelength is 380 nm. Functional groups and the structure of the title compound have been confirmed by FTIR and 1H NMR spectroscopic analyses respectively. Molecular mass of the CONS confirmed by the high resolution mass spectral analysis .The thermal behavior of the grown crystal has been studied by TG/DTA analysis and it shows the melting point is at 188.66 °C. Dislocations and growth pattern present in the grown crystal revealed by the etching study. The mechanical strength of the CONS crystal has been studied by Vicker's hardness measurement. The SHG efficiency of the grown crystal has been determined by Kurtz and Perry powder test which revealed that the CONS crystal (327 mV) has 15 times greater efficiency than that of KDP (21.7 mV).

Dinakaran, Paul M.; Kalainathan, S.

2013-07-01

433

INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN PURE AND APPLIED PHYSICS LEO N A R D 1. S CHI F F, CON S U L TIN G E D ITO R  

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INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN PURE AND APPLIED PHYSICS LEO N A R D 1. S CHI F F, CON S U L TIN G E D ITO R Allis and Herlin Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Becker Introduction to Theoretical Mechanics Clark Applied X-rays Collin Field Theory of Guided Waves Evans The Atomic Nucleus Finkelnburg

Allen, Jont

434

¿Es segura la combinacion de IECA o ARA II con espironolactona? Is the combination of ACE inhibitors and ASA with spirolactone safe?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen Objetivos: determinar si en pacientes evaluados por hiperpotasemia en un servicio de nefrología la combinación IECA (inhibidores de enzima convertidora de angiotensina II) o ARA II (antagonistas del receptor de angiotensina II) con espironolactona estaba presente y qué consecuencias tuvo sobre el grupo de pacientes identificados. Diseño: estudio de tipo observacional, descriptivo retrospectivo y prospectivo. Lugar: unidad renal STR

TRABAJOS ORIGINALES; CÉSAR A. RESTREPOMANIZALES

2005-01-01

435

Nominativo Sede seggioSeggio Elezioni R.S.U. -5/7 marzo 2012 -elenco del personale con seggio assegnato  

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Nominativo Sede seggioSeggio Elezioni R.S.U. - 5/7 marzo 2012 - elenco del personale con seggio - C.U.2 ERCOLI Carla AULA RSU PIANO ­ 3, OSPEDALE SANT'ANDREA - VIA DI GROTTAROSSA, 103513 ERMILI MINERALOGIA - C.U.2 FABRIZIO Luigi AULA RSU PIANO ­ 3, OSPEDALE SANT'ANDREA - VIA DI GROTTAROSSA, 103513

Guidoni, Leonardo

436

474 The american biology Teacher volume 73, no. 8, ocTober 2011 The accumulation of plastic in the oceans is an ever-growing environmental con-  

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of plastic pollution. They can be modified to be appro- priate for grades 6­10. Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge. The plastic-pollution curriculum described here was further developed and modified by CAMEOS, a National of plastic in the oceans is an ever-growing environmental con- cern. Plastic debris is a choking

Schladow, S. Geoffrey

437

ConSoil 2005 -Abstract form Title of abstract Alcohol Flushing: Parameter Estimation for a cost efficient in-situ remediation  

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ConSoil 2005 - Abstract form Title of abstract Alcohol Flushing: Parameter Estimation for a cost efficient in-situ remediation of an aquifer contaminated with DNAPL Author(s) + organisation, company.greiner@iws.uni-stuttgart.de Phone +49 - 711 / 685 4602 Fax +49 - 711 / 685 7020 Topics: Alcohol flushing, in-situ remediation

Cirpka, Olaf Arie

438

PROCESO DE CAPACITACIÓN CON ENFOQUE DE ORGANIZACIÓN QUE APRENDE. UN ANÁLISIS DE SU SITUACIÓN ACTUAL EN ACTORES VINCULADOS AL TURISMO EN VIÑALES, CUBA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Desde hace más de dos décadas se viene planteando en disímiles escenarios que el desarrollo sostenible es la única alternativa presente y viable a la salvaguardia de la humanidad, lo cual constituye una cuestión de ética con la naturaleza y el ser humano, donde la responsabilidad y la conciencia social juegan un rol fundamental para contribuir a una gestión racional

Tania Vargas Fernández; Deysi Alfonso Porraspita; Meibys Díaz Labrador

2010-01-01

439

EXCELLENTIA CoLumbIA ENgINEErINg 61 any sports-related injuries involve soft tissues such as ligaments, which con-  

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HEALTH EXCELLENTIA CoLumbIA ENgINEErINg 61 HEALTH M any sports-related injuries involve soft tissues such as ligaments, which con- nect bone with bone, and tendons, which join muscle to bone. Each on engineering the interface that connects soft tissue to bone. While tissue engineering has traditionally

Hone, James

440

2.4ContaminantTransportandManagement(CONTAM) The ConTAM research area focuses on developing technology to observe and manage mass and energy  

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2.4ContaminantTransportandManagement(CONTAM) The ConTAM research area focuses on developing:on domain, and high resolu:on river data are being modeled in terms of primaryproduc measurements, remote sensingobserva:ons,physically based process models, etc.) and has been

California at Los Angeles, University of

441

Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 82, No. 12, pp. 22472279, 2010. doi:10.1351/PAC-CON-10-09-04  

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2247 Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 82, No. 12, pp. 2247­2279, 2010. doi:10.1351/PAC-CON-10-09-04 © 2010 to the trans form once the UV source is removed. Although this thermal re-isomerization is slow, *Pure Appl

Martin, Jan M.L.

442

In many real-world situations, short-term rewards con-flict with long-term benefits. Consider the case of global  

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the case of global warming, for which a group's difficulty in changing its behavior reflects a considerableIn many real-world situations, short-term rewards con- flict with long-term benefits. Consider in real-world situations involves not only weighing the costs and benefits of par- ticular actions

Love, Bradley C.

443

Geometria III, Problemas 5 Primer semestre, 2010/11. (R) es el plano proyectivo con la estructura diferencial estudiada en clase.  

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estructura diferencial estudiada en clase. Si : (-/2, /2) P2 (R) es la curva cuyo punto (t) corresponde conjunto de todas las circunferencias del plano R2 . Demuestre que M admite una estructura de variedad de dimensi´on 3 con un atlas de una sola carta. Para la estructura diferencial encontrada, conteste a las

Guijarro, Luis

444

Geometria III, Problemas 5 Segundo semestre, 2009/10. (R) es el plano proyectivo con la estructura diferencial estudiada en clase.  

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estructura diferencial estudiada en clase. Si : (-/2, /2) P2 (R) es la curva cuyo punto (t) corresponde conjunto de todas las circunferencias del plano R2 . Demuestre que M admite una estructura de variedad de dimensi´on 3 con un atlas de una sola carta. Para la estructura diferencial encontrada, conteste a las

Guijarro, Luis

445

El papado de Pablo IV (1555-1559), las relaciones con Venecia y Espaa y el cambio de orientacin poltico-religiosa de las lites eclesisticas italianas  

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el núcleo del entourage del joven emperador (tales el gran canciller Mercurino Gattinara y el 5190, Lyon / Università di Milano Presentamos en este trabajo las principales conclusiones de nuestra tesis, "Il papato di Paolo IV nella crisi politico-religiosa del Cinquecento: le relazioni con la

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

446

Getting the Most from Your CD-ROM Dollars: The CD-ROM Bundle [and] The Pros and Cons of CD-ROM Bundling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses and reviews CD-ROM bundles--i.e., hardware, software and CD-ROM kits--including their features, specifications, drawbacks, and prices. Recommends buying through mail order for the best selection and price. The pros and cons of bundling as a marketing strategy are discussed and a list of vendors is provided. (EA)

Sarjeant, Eric W.; O'Connor, Mary Ann

1992-01-01

447

arXiv:submit/0083985[cond-mat.supr-con]29Jul2010 Metastability in a nano-bridge based hysteretic DC-SQUID embedded in  

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arXiv:submit/0083985[cond-mat.supr-con]29Jul2010 Metastability in a nano-bridge based hysteretic DC-SQUID study the metastable response of a highly hysteretic DC-SQUID made of a Niobium loop interrupted by two nano-bridges. We excite the SQUID with an alternating current and with direct magnetic flux, and find

Buks, Eyal

448

Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University Graphene is a mono-atomic layer of carbon atoms, arranged in a honeycomb la ice. Con-  

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, arranged in a honeycomb la ice. Con- duction electrons move in the x- plane of the layer, with velocity", and is a unique feature of graphene. We introduce a potential barrier U (x) (see gure). An electron moves = 106 m/s that is inde- pendent of their energy E. [1] Explain why the conduction electrons in graphene

Galis, Frietson

449

Uso de las máquinas de pivote central en el riego con aguas residuales Use of the center pivot machine in the irrigation with wastewaters  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN. Es una realidad mundial, actual, que el agua potable es cada día más escasa para todos los usos en las actividades diarias de la población. La agricultura es el mayor consumidor de agua, con marcado incremento en los países en vías de desarrollo donde a su vez se requiere de una mayor producción de alimentos. En áreas urbanas y

Candelario Alemán G

2006-01-01

450

Synthesis, growth, structural, spectral, thermal, chemical etching, linear and nonlinear optical and mechanical studies of an organic single crystal 4-chloro 4-nitrostilbene (CONS): a potential NLO material.  

PubMed

4-Chloro 4-nitrostilbene (CONS) a new organic nonlinear optical material has been synthesized. Employing slow evaporation method, good optical quality single crystals (dimensions up to 6×2×3 mm(3)) have been grown using ethyl methyl ketone (EMK) as a solvent. The grown crystals have been subjected to various characterizations such as single crystal X-ray diffraction, powder XRD, Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), proton NMR, solid UV absorption, SHG studies. Single crystal X-ray diffraction reveals that the crystal system belongs to monoclinic with noncentrosymmetric space group P21. The UV-Vis absorption spectrum has been recorded and found that the cut off wavelength is 380 nm. Functional groups and the structure of the title compound have been confirmed by FTIR and (1)H NMR spectroscopic analyses respectively. Molecular mass of the CONS confirmed by the high resolution mass spectral analysis .The thermal behavior of the grown crystal has been studied by TG/DTA analysis and it shows the melting point is at 188.66 °C. Dislocations and growth pattern present in the grown crystal revealed by the etching study. The mechanical strength of the CONS crystal has been studied by Vicker's hardness measurement. The SHG efficiency of the grown crystal has been determined by Kurtz and Perry powder test which revealed that the CONS crystal (327 mV) has 15 times greater efficiency than that of KDP (21.7 mV). PMID:23624038

Dinakaran, Paul M; Kalainathan, S

2013-07-01

451

Departamento de Disciplinas Econmicas y Financieras El Departamento de Disciplinas Econmicas y Financieras, con sede en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad  

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Financieras, con sede en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Alicante, est� compuesto por el �rea de conocimiento de Derecho Financiero y Tributario que centra su actividad en las facultades de Derecho, Ciencias titulaciones: Estudios de 1er y 2� Ciclo (a extinguir) Licenciatura en Derecho. Licenciatura Derecho-ADE (DADE

Escolano, Francisco

452

AVISO EN CONTRA DE ACTOS DISCRIMINATORIOS De conformidad con la Ley de Derechos Humanos del Distrito de Columbia (D.C.) de 1977, segn enmendada,  

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AVISO EN CONTRA DE ACTOS DISCRIMINATORIOS De conformidad con la Ley de Derechos Humanos del a medidas disciplinarias. La Ley de Derechos Humanos del Distrito de Columbia (D.C.), Sección 2-1402.31(a discriminar: "Negarle a una persona, de forma directa o indirecta, el derecho a disfrutar a plenitud y

Weaver, Harold A. "Hal"

453

Analysis of cancer risk and BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation prevalence in the kConFab familial breast cancer resource  

PubMed Central

Introduction The Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer (kConFab) is a multidisciplinary, collaborative framework for the investigation of familial breast cancer. Based in Australia, the primary aim of kConFab is to facilitate high-quality research by amassing a large and comprehensive resource of epidemiological and clinical data with biospecimens from individuals at high risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer, and from their close relatives. Methods Epidemiological, family history and lifestyle data, as well as biospecimens, are collected from multiple-case breast cancer families ascertained through family cancer clinics in Australia and New Zealand. We used the Tyrer-Cuzick algorithms to assess the prospective risk of breast cancer in women in the kConFab cohort who were unaffected with breast cancer at the time of enrolment in the study. Results Of kConFab's first 822 families, 518 families had multiple cases of female breast cancer alone, 239 had cases of female breast and ovarian cancer, 37 had cases of female and male breast cancer, and 14 had both ovarian cancer as well as male and female breast cancer. Data are currently held for 11,422 people and germline DNAs for 7,389. Among the 812 families with at least one germline sample collected, the mean number of germline DNA samples collected per family is nine. Of the 747 families that have undergone some form of mutation screening, 229 (31%) carry a pathogenic or splice-site mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2. Germline DNAs and data are stored from 773 proven carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA1 mutations. kConFab's fresh tissue bank includes 253 specimens of breast or ovarian tissue – both normal and malignant – including 126 from carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. Conclusion These kConFab resources are available to researchers anywhere in the world, who may apply to kConFab for biospecimens and data for use in ethically approved, peer-reviewed projects. A high calculated risk from the Tyrer-Cuzick algorithms correlated closely with the subsequent occurrence of breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation positive families, but this was less evident in families in which no pathogenic BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation has been detected. PMID:16507150

Mann, Graham J; Thorne, Heather; Balleine, Rosemary L; Butow, Phyllis N; Clarke, Christine L; Edkins, Edward; Evans, Gerda M; Fereday, Sián; Haan, Eric; Gattas, Michael; Giles, Graham G; Goldblatt, Jack; Hopper, John L; Kirk, Judy; Leary, Jennifer A; Lindeman, Geoffrey; Niedermayr, Eveline; Phillips, Kelly-Anne; Picken, Sandra; Pupo, Gulietta M; Saunders, Christobel; Scott, Clare L; Spurdle, Amanda B; Suthers, Graeme; Tucker, Kathy; Chenevix-Trench, Georgia

2006-01-01

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hI-con1, a factor VII-IgGFc chimeric protein targeting tissue factor for immunotherapy of uterine serous papillary carcinoma  

PubMed Central

Background: Uterine serous papillary adenocarcinoma (USPC) is a highly aggressive variant of endometrial cancer. Human immuno-conjugate molecule (hI-con1) is an antibody-like molecule targeted against tissue factor (TF), composed of two human Factor VII (fVII) as the targeting domain, fused to human immunoglobulin (Ig) G1 Fc as an effector domain. We evaluated hI-con1 potential activity against primary chemotherapy-resistant USPC cell lines expressing different levels of TF. Methods: A total of 16 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded USPC samples were evaluated by immunohistochemistry (IHC) for TF expression. Six primary USPC cell lines, half of which overexpress the epidermal growth factor type II (HER2/neu) receptor at 3+ levels, were assessed by flow cytometry and real-time PCR for TF expression. Sensitivity to hI-con1-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (IDCC) was evaluated in 5-hour-chromium release assays. Finally, to investigate the effect of interleukin-2 (IL-2) on IDCC, 5-h 51Cr assays were also conducted in the presence of low doses of IL-2 (i.e., 50–100?IU?ml?1). Results: Cytoplasmic and/or membrane TF expression was observed in all 16 (100%) USPC samples tested by IHC, but not in normal endometrium. High expression of TF was found in 50% (three out of six) of the USPC cell lines tested by real-time PCR and flow cytometry when compared with normal endometrial cells (NECs; P<0.001). Uterine serous papillary adenocarcinoma cell lines overexpressing TF, regardless of their high or low HER2/neu expression, were highly sensitive to IDCC (mean killing±s.d., 65.6±3.7%, range 57.5–77.0%, P<0.001), although negligible cytotoxicity against USPC was seen in the absence of hI-con1 or in the presence of Rituximab control antibody. The addition of low doses of IL-2 further increased the cytotoxic effect induced by hI-con1 against chemotherapy-resistant USPC. Conclusion: hI-con1 induces strong cytotoxicity against primary chemotherapy-resistant USPC cell lines overexpressing TF. The hI-con1 may represent a novel therapeutic agent for the treatment of patients harbouring advanced, recurrent and/or metastatic USPC refractory to standard treatment modalities. PMID:20700124

Cocco, E; Hu, Z; Richter, C E; Bellone, S; Casagrande, F; Bellone, M; Todeschini, P; Krikun, G; Silasi, D-A; Azodi, M; Schwartz, P E; Rutherford, T J; Buza, N; Pecorelli, S; Lockwood, C J; Santin, A D

2010-01-01

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The Temporal and Spatial Quantification of Holocene Sediment Dynamics for Reconstructing Soil Erosion: Pros, Cons and Challenges  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since the early beginning of farming, humans have a strong impact on the landscape, on its land cover and therefore on the sediment dynamics. It is assumed that an increase of farming activity is documented by truncated soil profiles due to soil erosion on the slopes and deposition of the eroded material as colluvium and alluvium at foot-slope positions and in floodplains of rivers. In this respect, these sediment archives play a major role in reconstructing human induced soil erosion and in establishing catchment wide quantitative sediment budgets. However, the response of sediment archives to an external impact like the human impact on the landscape or climate events is not homogeneous within a catchment, but might be variable in time and space. This is well known and considered in the geomorphological concept of sediment cascade systems and therefore needs to be included as a basic idea in studies on past soil erosion and its driving factors, using sediment archives. However, the identification of representative sediment archives within a catchment and especially their temporal quantification is challenging. In this presentation I will discuss the importance of sediment archives for reconstruction past soil erosion, the significance of these archives for identifying possible causes of sediment redistribution and the pros, cons and challenges, which are involved.

Fuchs, Markus

2014-05-01

456

Virgin Caenorhabditis remanei females are attracted to a coital pheromone released by con-specific copulating males  

PubMed Central

The gonochoristic soil nematode Caenorhabditis remanei strictly requires copulation for species propagation. Males of this species are sexually promiscuous with females of other species; therefore, we asked in this study whether virgin C. remanei females display evidence of mate choice. We digitally recorded and measured the locomotor behaviors of one or more virgin females in the presence of a single male on a 5 mm diameter mating lawn. We observed that initially only the male modifies his locomotor trajectory to another animal on the mating lawn; the virgin females showed no locomotor bias toward the mate-searching male. However, once a male started to copulate, females in the vicinity altered their movement trajectories toward the copulating couple. Newly inseminated females are refractive to the coital signal, but partially regain their attraction to copulating males after 24 h. We found only copulating males with an intact gonad can attract females, and that the coital signal can be broadcasted at least 1.5 mm through the air. Unlike males, which are also attracted to hetero-specific females, virgin C. remanei females will only crawl toward a copulating con-specific male. We suggest that Caenorhabditis females use the coital signal as a pheromone to identify a vigorous male of their own species. PMID:24058874

Markert, Mathew; Garcia, Luis Rene

2013-01-01

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Evaluation of GO_CONS_GCF_2_TIM and GOCO01S Geopotential Models in Venezuela and Caribbean Region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper shows two maps of the magnitude of the surface gravity vector (MSGV) of Venezuela and Caribbean region at 1:500.000 scale in the geographic window between the 0-20 north latitude and 74-58 western longitude (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2), that were generated from GOCE gravity gradients data provided by the European Space Agency (ESA). The maps that are showed come from the combined global gravity field model GOCO01s [GOCO Consortium., 2010] and from the satellite-only global gravity field model GO_CONS_GCF_2_TIM [Pail et al., 2010], both of 224 degree. The DEMs used for the evaluation of the MSGV are: Etopo2v2 [NGDC., 2006] and Etopo1 [Amante and Eakins, 2009] respectively. The data processing was done using: Shm2func [ICGEM., 2007]; Goce User Toolbox [ESA., 2009]; Gravsoft package [Tscherning et al., 1992] and Oasis Montaj (Geosoft). This research shows a review of observed gravity in the main geological provinces of the Venezuela and Caribbean region geography, revealing gravitational features important of the geological structures that are in Venezuelan and Caribbean subsurface.

Orihuela, N. D.; Garcia, A. D.; Tabare, T.; Scientific Team Of Venezuelan; Caribbean Crustal Study From Satellital Data

2010-12-01

458

[Sedation concepts with volatile anaesthetics in intensive care: practical use and current experiences with the AnaConDa system].  

PubMed

The use of volatile anaesthetics in intensive care medicine has so far been limited by the lack of equipment suitable for daily routine use and the need for an anaesthetic machine. The new Anaesthetic Conserving Device (AnaConDa) enables the routine use of volatile anaesthetics for long-term sedation via intensive care ventilators. The Anaesthetic Conserving Device replaces the common heat and moisture exchanger in the ventilation circuit. The volatile anaesthetic is continuously applied in liquid status via a syringe pump to a form of mini-vaporiser where the anaesthetic agent is vaporised. The expired anaesthetic gas is stored in the carbon filter and approximately 90% of the gas is resupplied into the breathing cycle. The current experiences suggest that volatile anaesthetics present an alternative for long-term sedation in intensive care units, providing optimised pathways, from a medical as well as from an economical point of view. It must, however, be emphasized that the use of volatile anaesthetics for longer periods of time is an off-label use and should only undertaken by medical professionals at their own risk. PMID:18839123

Kompardt, J; Schärff, K; Kubosch, K; Pohl, C; Bomplitz, M; Soukup, J

2008-12-01

459

Document-level classification of CT pulmonary angiography reports based on an extension of the ConText algorithm.  

PubMed

In this paper we describe an application called peFinder for document-level classification of CT pulmonary angiography reports. peFinder is based on a generalized version of the ConText algorithm, a simple text processing algorithm for identifying features in clinical report documents. peFinder was used to answer questions about the disease state (pulmonary emboli present or absent), the certainty state of the diagnosis (uncertainty present or absent), the temporal state of an identified pulmonary embolus (acute or chronic), and the technical quality state of the exam (diagnostic or not diagnostic). Gold standard answers for each question were determined from the consensus classifications of three human annotators. peFinder results were compared to naive Bayes' classifiers using unigrams and bigrams. The sensitivities (and positive predictive values) for peFinder were 0.98(0.83), 0.86(0.96), 0.94(0.93), and 0.60(0.90) for disease state, quality state, certainty state, and temporal state respectively, compared to 0.68(0.77), 0.67(0.87), 0.62(0.82), and 0.04(0.25) for the naive Bayes' classifier using unigrams, and 0.75(0.79), 0.52(0.69), 0.59(0.84), and 0.04(0.25) for the naive Bayes' classifier using bigrams. PMID:21459155

Chapman, Brian E; Lee, Sean; Kang, Hyunseok Peter; Chapman, Wendy W

2011-10-01

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Tissue factor expression in ovarian cancer: implications for immunotherapy with hI-con1, a factor VII-IgGF(c) chimeric protein targeting tissue factor.  

PubMed

We evaluated the expression of tissue factor (TF) in ovarian cancer (EOC) and the potential of hI-con1, an antibody-like molecule targeting TF, as a novel form of therapy against chemotherapy-resistant ovarian disease. We studied the expression of TF in 88 EOC by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and real-time-PCR (qRT-PCR) and the levels of membrane-bound-complement-regulatory-proteins CD46, CD55 and CD59 in primary EOC cell lines by flow-cytometry. Sensitivity to hI-con1-dependent-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity (IDCC), complement-dependent-cell-cytotoxicity and inhibition of IDCC by ?-immunoglobulin were evaluated in 5-h (51)chromium-release-assays. Cytoplasmic and/or membrane TF expression was observed in 24 out of 25 (96%) of the EOC samples tested by IHC, but not in normal ovarian-tissue. EOC with clear cell histology significantly overexpress TF when compared to serous, endometrioid, or undifferentiated tumors by qRT-PCR. With a single exception, all primary EOC that overexpressed TF demonstrated high levels of CD46, CD55 and CD59 and regardless of their histology or resistance to chemotherapy, were highly sensitive to IDCC. The effect of complement and physiologic doses of ?-immunoglobulin on IDCC in ovarian cancer cell lines overexpressing TF was tumor specific and related to the overexpression of CD59 on tumor cells. Small-interfering-RNA-mediated knockdown of CD59 expression in ovarian tumors significantly increased hI-con1-mediated cytotoxic activity in vitro. Finally, low doses of interleukin-2 further increased the cytotoxic effect induced by hI-con1 (P < 0.01). hI-con1 molecule induces strong cytotoxicity against primary chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer cell lines overexpressing TF and may represent a novel therapeutic agent for the treatment of ovarian tumors refractory to standard treatment modalities. PMID:21725665

Cocco, Emiliano; Varughese, Joyce; Buza, Natalia; Bellone, Stefania; Lin, Ken-Yu; Bellone, Marta; Todeschini, Paola; Silasi, Dan-Arin; Azodi, Masoud; Schwartz, Peter E; Rutherford, Thomas J; Carrara, Luisa; Tassi, Renata; Pecorelli, Sergio; Lockwood, Charles J; Santin, Alessandro D

2011-10-01

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Tissue factor expression in ovarian cancer: implications for immunotherapy with hI-con1, a factor VII-IgGFc chimeric protein targeting tissue factor  

PubMed Central

We evaluated the expression of tissue factor (TF) in ovarian cancer (EOC) and the potential of hI-con1, an antibody-like molecule targeting TF, as a novel form of therapy against chemotherapy-resistant ovarian disease. We studied the expression of TF in 88 EOC by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and real-time-PCR (qRT-PCR) and the levels of membrane-bound-complement-regulatory-proteins CD46, CD55 and CD59 in primary EOC cell lines by flow-cytometry. Sensitivity to hI-con1-dependent-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity (IDCC), complement-dependent-cell-cytotoxicity and inhibition of IDCC by ?-immunoglobulin were evaluated in 5-h 51chromium-release-assays. Cytoplasmic and/or membrane TF expression was observed in 24 out of 25 (96%) of the EOC samples tested by IHC, but not in normal ovarian-tissue. EOC with clear cell histology significantly overexpress TF when compared to serous, endometrioid, or undifferentiated tumors by qRT-PCR. With a single exception, all primary EOC that overexpressed TF demonstrated high levels of CD46, CD55 and CD59 and regardless of their histology or resistance to chemotherapy, were highly sensitive to IDCC. The effect of complement and physiologic doses of ?-immunoglobulin on IDCC in ovarian cancer cell lines overexpressing TF was tumor specific and related to the overexpression of CD59 on tumor cells. Small-interfering-RNA-mediated knockdown of CD59 expression in ovarian tumors significantly increased hI-con1-mediated cytotoxic activity in vitro. Finally, low doses of interleukin-2 further increased the cytotoxic effect induced by hI-con1 (P < 0.01). hI-con1 molecule induces strong cytotoxicity against primary chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer cell lines overexpressing TF and may represent a novel therapeutic agent for the treatment of ovarian tumors refractory to standard treatment modalities. PMID:21725665

Cocco, Emiliano; Varughese, Joyce; Buza, Natalia; Bellone, Stefania; Lin, Ken-Yu; Bellone, Marta; Todeschini, Paola; Silasi, Dan-Arin; Azodi, Masoud; Schwartz, Peter E.; Rutherford, Thomas J.; Carrara, Luisa; Tassi, Renata; Pecorelli, Sergio; Lockwood, Charles J.

2013-01-01

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Impact evaluation of an adjustable speed drive installed at Ball-InCon Glass Packaging Corporation under the Energy $avings Plan  

SciTech Connect

This impact evaluation of an adjustable speed drive that was recently installed at Ball-InCon Glass Packaging Corporation (Ball-InCon) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy $avings Plan (E$P) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation projects in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Ball-InCon as a result of the E$P and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the project was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, interviews, and submittal reviews (Ball-InCon`s Abstract, Proposal, and Completion Report). The project consists of switching from inlet guide vanes to adjustable frequency drives for 10 motors that provide cooling air to glass container molds. Based on this impact evaluation, energy savings from this project are expected to be 1,711,500 kWh/yr, or about 0.20 average megawatts. On a per-ton basis, this project will save approximately 7.8 kWh/ton of glass produced. The project cost $182,834 to install, and Ball-InCon received payment of $95,581 from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. The real levelized cost of these energy savings to Bonneville is 5.2 mills/kWh over the projects`s assumed 15-year life, and the levelized cost to the region is 10.7 mills/kWh in 1992 dollars, not including transmission and distribution effects. This project would not have been implemented without the acquisition payment from Bonneville, so all of the energy savings can be attributed to the E$P.

Spanner, G.E.; Sullivan, G.P.

1993-05-01

463

Supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy: con.  

PubMed

Advocates of supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) consider several theoretical advantages for this procedure. Despite the potential advantages of the supine PCNL, the majority of urologists have remained reluctant to perform this technique. This reluctance may be related to successful outcomes of prone PCNL and technical difficulties associated with supine PCNL. Feasibility of supine PCNL has been shown in different series and the current evidence, although limited and not fully organized, implies the application of this technique for patients with simple stones who are at high anesthesiological risk. However, there is no convincing evidence to support performing supine PCNL in morbidly obese patients and those with complex and multiple stones. Further randomized clinical trials of large sample size and high methodological quality are required to recommend extensive application of supine PCNL as an alternative to prone PCNL. PMID:22090043

Lashay, Alireza; Amini, Erfan; Ahanian, Ali; Ozhand, Ardalan; Nikkar, Mohammad Masoud; Sharifi, Seyed Hossein Hosseini

2011-01-01

464

Neo-Conned University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Censorship, says Australian political theorist John Keane (1991), can "echo within us, take up residence within ourselves, spying on us, a private amanuensis who reminds us never to go too far... It makes us zip our lips, tremble and think twice" (p. 39). It can also make us sick. The author states that this is her argument here: that,…

Jones, Andee

2014-01-01

465

Adelante con animo  

E-print Network

A proposition of this thesis is that architecture is capable of conveying a sense of animation, movement and energy. These are elusive properties. Their perception perhaps emerges from the building's form or articulation ...

McCullough Maker, Kathleen Grace

1992-01-01

466

Circumcision: Pros and cons  

PubMed Central

Circumcision is possibly the most frequently performed elective surgical procedure in men. It can simply be described as the excision of the preputium. There have been several studies about the association between circumcision and urinary tract infections (UTI). Many studies have demonstrated that the frequency of UTI increase in uncircumcised males, especially in the first year of life. This review discusses the embryology of the preputium, epidemiology, indications, complications and benefits of circumcision, as well as operation and anesthesiology techniques. It especially examines the association between UTI and circumcision and the importance of circumcision in congenital urinary system anomalies. In addition, this review examines the associations between circumcision and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, and the protective role of circumcision on penile cancer. PMID:20535279

Burgu, Berk; Aydogdu, Ozgu; Tangal, Semih; Soygur, Tarkan

2010-01-01

467

Divestment: Pro and Con.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Both sides of the divestment controversy are presented by two trustees from Carleton College and actions that Carleton finally took are explained. Morgan calls for divestment, while Trow sees colleges as committed to the pursuit of truth, not the possessor. (MLW)

Trow, Martin B.; Morgan, Thomas

1987-01-01

468

The Classics, Con Brio  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sponsored by a consortium of 30 American universities, Rome's Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies offers a year of study to American undergraduate classics majors. Instructors are also American and normally stay only a year; teaching assistants are always ex-students of the center. Extensive field trips are an important part of the…

Hansen, James

1978-01-01

469

urban ConAgraculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current pressures in today’s world caused me to investigate strategies of change in the organization of society to promote a more effi cient existence. Globalization, a movement characterized by the dissemination of economies, ethnicities, media, ideas, technologies, and production; has become today’s reality. The shift from imperialism to globalism has caused a decline in the power and importance of nation

Dale J Luebbert

2009-01-01

470

Entrevista con José Triana  

E-print Network

una historia banal. El verdadero furor de esos muchachos no es el vaso que se rompe ni el grito por que se apague el radio. Lo que ellos quieren es que el mundo esté mejor ordenado y que el amor ocupe un lugar justo entre ellos, y no ese desorden.... La obra también es un canto al amor. Por un lado está el juego político, el juego heroico, la guerra, el furor de la guerra, etc., y están esos hombres debatiéndose, hablando de un mismo amor, de un amor hacia lo invisible. Creo que la verdadera...

Vasserot, Christilla

1995-10-01

471

EthicsConRep  

Cancer.gov

The authors also gratefully acknowledge the copy editing assistance of Leslie Alter, MPH and Steve Brown. The Ethical Force Program’s initiative on patient-centered communication is funded in part by the American Medical Association Foundation, The California Endowment, the Commonwealth Fund and the Connecticut Health Foundation.

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Riesgos y desafíos en la implementación de una indicación geográfica (IG) Las denominaciones de origen (DO) y las indicaciones geográficas (IG) como herramientas para el desarrollo territorial rural con identidad cultural (DTR-IC)  

Microsoft Academic Search

La presente comunicación es resultado de un Estudio Complementario que se está desarrollando en la ciudad de Colonia Caroya, provincia de Córdoba (Argentina) sobre Indicaciones Geográficas (IG) y Desarrollo Territorial Rural con Identidad Cultural (DTR-IC). El trabajo se inserta en el marco de dos proyectos, por un lado, el Proyecto Desarrollo Territorial Rural con Identidad Cultural (DTR-IC) liderado por Claudia

Marcelo Champredonde; A. Benedetto

2010-01-01

473

Verde Sport S.p.A. con il patrocinio di Assicurazioni Generali e il sostegno di Telecom Italia, bandisce un concorso per il conferimento di 6 premi del valore di 1.000 euro ciascuno a favore di laureati in  

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e sport (www.mastersbs.it); Impiantistica sportiva (www.mastersbs.it); Doping sportivo, sia comeBIBLIOTECA STEFANO BENETTON Verde Sport S.p.A. con il patrocinio di Assicurazioni Generali e il ciascuno a favore di laureati in Università italiane con tesi su temi riguardanti lo sport o la

Guidoni, Leonardo

474

EL FONDO DE EDUCACIÓN Y PROMOCIÓN EN COOPERATIVAS DE CRÉDITO: GESTIÓN CON O SIN UNA FUNDACIÓN \\/ THE EDUCATION, TRAININIG AND DEVELOPMENT FUND IN CREDIT COOPERATIVES: MANAGEMENT, THROUGH OR NOT, A FOUNDATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Las Cooperativas de Crédito deben destinar un porcentaje de su excedente al Fondo de Educación y Promoción,, por un importe mínimo del 10% del mismo, incluso por la parte procedente de los resultados extracooperativos. Sin duda, es el sector cooperativo con mayores excedentes, y con mayor volumen de FEP a gestionar. Tanto la Ley 20\\/90 de régimen fiscal de las

Agustín ROMERO CIVERA

475

Accessory cell function in the Con A response: role of Ia-positive and Ia-negative accessory cells.  

PubMed

We have examined the role of Ia-positive and Ia-negative accessory cells (AC) and soluble factors in Con A-stimulated murine T cell activation. Supernatant fluids containing interleukin 1 (IL 1) derived from the P388D1 macrophage cell line and from a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated macrophage hybridoma provided only partial reconstitution of the response of purified T cells (18 to 27%). The complete reconstitution obtained with gamma-irradiated spleen cells or LPS-activated B cells was inhibited by approximately 60 to 77% when anti-Ia antibody was included in the culture. Despite this apparent involvement of Ia+ spleen AC, Ia-negative L cell AC could also reconstitute the response of both Class I-restricted Lyt-2+ T cells and Class II-restricted L3T4+ T cells. When the Ia-negative AC were employed, the L3T4 antigen on L3T4+ T cells played a critical role because addition of anti-L3T4 antibody to the culture inhibited the response by 85 to 90%. In contrast, anti-L3T4 did not inhibit the response in the presence of spleen AC. These results suggest that the molecules involved in T cell-AC interactions may vary depending on the AC source. Moreover, at least one of the putative target ligands for L3T4 presumably is not Ia, because anti-L3T4 inhibited T cell stimulation when Ia-negative AC were used. PMID:3881521

Bekoff, M; Kakiuchi, T; Grey, H M

1985-03-01

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An inevitable wave of prescription drug monitoring programs in the context of prescription opioids: pros, cons and tensions  

PubMed Central

Background In an effort to control non-medical use and/or medical abuse of prescription drugs, particularly prescription opioids, electronic prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) have been introduced in North-American countries, Australia and some parts of Europe. Paradoxically, there are simultaneous pressures to increase opioid prescribing for the benefit of individual patients and to reduce it for the sake of public health, and this pressure warrants a delicate balance of appropriate therapeutic uses of these drugs with the risk of developing dependence. This article discusses pros and cons of PDMP in reducing diversion of prescription opioids, without hampering access to those medications for those with genuine needs, and highlights tensions around PDMP implementation. Discussion PDMPs may help alleviate diversion, over-prescription and fraudulent prescribing/dispensing; prompt drug treatment referrals; avoid awkward drug urine test; and inform spatial changes in prescribing practices and help designing tailored interventions. Fear of legal retribution, privacy and data security, potential confusion about addiction and pseudo-addiction, and potential undue pressure of detecting misuse/diversion - are the major problems. There are tensions about unintended consequence of excessive regulatory enforcements, corresponding collateral damages particularly about inadequate prescribing for patients with genuine needs, and mandatory consultation requirements of PDMP. Summary In this era of information technology PDMP is likely to flourish and remain with us for a long time. A clear standard of practice against which physicians’ care will be judged may expedite the utilisation of PDMP. In addition, adequate training on addiction and pain management along with public awareness, point-of-supply data entry from pharmacy, point-of-care real-time access to data, increasing access to addiction treatment and appropriate regulatory enforcement preferably through healthcare administration, together, may help remove barriers to PDMP use. PMID:25127880

2014-01-01

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How many metal atoms are needed to dehydrogenate an ethylene molecule on metal clusters?: Correlation between reactivity and electronic structures of Fen+, Con+, and Nin+.  

PubMed

The absolute cross section for dehydrogenation of an ethylene molecule on Mn+ [Fen+ (n = 2-28), Con+ (n = 8-29), and Nin+ (n = 3-30)] was measured as a function of the cluster size n in a gas-beam geometry at a collision energy of 0.4 eV in the center-of-mass frame in an apparatus equipped with a tandem-type mass spectrometer. It is found that (1) the dehydrogenation cross section increases rapidly above a cluster size of approximately 18 on Fen+, approximately 13 and approximately 18 on Con+, and approximately 10 on Nin+ and (2) the rapid increase of the cross section for Mn+ occurs at a cluster size where the 3d electrons start to contribute to the highest occupied levels of Mn+. These findings lead us to conclude that the 3d electrons of Mn+ play a central role in the dehydrogenation on Mn+. PMID:17029478

Ichihashi, Masahiko; Hanmura, Tetsu; Kondow, Tamotsu

2006-10-01

478

Introduccion. Una matriz de m filas y n columnas con elementos en el cuerpo K es un rectangulo de elementos de K (es decir, numeros) del tipo  

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Matrices Introducci´on. Una matriz de m filas y n columnas con elementos en el cuerpo K es un rect ... ... ... ... am1 am2 · · · amn . El elemento aij est´a en la fila i y la columna j. Notaremos por Mm�n(K) al + · · · + ainbnj. El elemento pij es el producto escalar de fila i de la matriz A y la columna j de la matriz B

Ramírez-Ros, Rafael

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Disneyland Pars lanza su campaa de seleccin de personal en Alicante con la colaboracin de la Universidad de Alicante y el Ayuntamiento  

E-print Network

Disneyland París lanza su campaña de selección de personal en Alicante con la colaboración de la Universidad de Alicante y el Ayuntamiento Alicante, 2 de diciembre de 2011 Disneyland París en colaboración general. Los interesados que quieran trabajar en Disneyland Paris pueden inscribirse en el enlace www

Escolano, Francisco

480

Li storage and impedance spectroscopy studies on Co3O4, CoO, and CoN for Li-ion batteries.  

PubMed

The compounds, CoN, CoO, and Co3O4 were prepared in the form of nano-rod/particles and we investigated the Li-cycling properties, and their use as an anode material. The urea combustion method, nitridation, and carbothermal reduction methods were adopted to prepare Co3O4, CoN, and CoO, respectively. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface and density methods were used to characterise the materials. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) was performed and galvanostatic cycling tests were also conducted up to 60-70 cycles. The observed reversible capacity of all compounds is of the increasing order CoO, Co3O4, CoN and all compounds showed negligible capacity fading. CoO allows for Li2O and Co metal to form during the discharge cycle, allowing for a high theoretical capacity of 715 mA h g(-1). Co3O4 allows for 4 Li2O and 3Co to form, and has a theoretical capacity of 890 mAhg(-1). CoN is the best anode material of the three because the nitrogen allows for Li3N and Co to form, resulting in an even higher theoretical capacity of 1100 mAhg(-1) due to the Li3N and Co metal formation. Irrespective of morphology the charge profiles of all three compounds showed a major plateaux ~2.0 V vs. Li and potential values are almost unchanged irrespective of crystal structure. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) was performed to understand variation resistance and capacitance values. PMID:24325322

Reddy, M V; Prithvi, Gundlapalli; Loh, Kian Ping; Chowdari, B V R

2014-01-01

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Canadian Shield brine from the Con Mine, Yellowknife, NT, Canada: Noble gas evidence for an evaporated Palaeozoic seawater origin mixed with glacial meltwater and Holocene recharge  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dissolved noble gas concentrations were measured in high salinity (270g\\/L) Ca(Na)-Cl groundwaters from the Con Mine, Yellowknife, Canada in an effort to discriminate between two possible origins, as either a brine generated by evaporative enrichment in a Paleozoic inland sea, or marine water concentrated by freezing during glacial times. Major ion and isotope geochemistry indicate that brines from the deepest

Shane Greene; Nick Battye; Ian Clark; Tom Kotzer; Dennis Bottomley

2008-01-01

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An appraisal of a column-generation-based algorithm for a centralized train-con?ict resolution on metropolitan railway network  

Microsoft Academic Search

In practice, a train-con?ict resolution is decentralized around the dispatchers each of whom, with her rule-of-thumb to operational data, controls a few segments from a global railway network. Conceptually, a global sub-optimality or infeasibility of the decentralized system is resolved by a network controller on the top of the lower layers of the dispatchers and the drivers operating trains on

Sung-Pil Hong; Yun-Hong Min; Soon-Heum Hong

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1.0 What is Statistics? 1.1 What is Mathematical Statistics? Random Data Basic Ideas in Statistics 1.2 Fundamental Con Mathematical Statistics  

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§1.0 What is Statistics? §1.1 What is Mathematical Statistics? Random Data Basic Ideas in Statistics §1.2 Fundamental Con Mathematical Statistics Zhang, Lixin and Dai, Jialing Course Website: www.math.zju.edu.cn/zlx/teaching.htm #12;§1.0 What is Statistics? §1.1 What is Mathematical Statistics? Random Data Basic Ideas

Zhang, Li-Xin

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Estructura de preferencias de los consumidores de vino y actitudes hacia los vinos con Denominacion de Origen. El caso de Castilla-La Mancha  

Microsoft Academic Search

El trabajo ha cubierto un doble objetivo, por un lado se ha determinado la importancia relativa de los atributos del vino que influyen en la conformaci�n de las preferencias de los consumidores de Castilla-La Mancha, y por otro se ha analizado la actitud de los consumidores hacia los vinos con certificaci�n de Denominaci�n de Origen (D.O.) m�s importantes de Castilla-La

Rodolfo Bernabeu; Miguel Olmeda; Monica Diaz

2005-01-01

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Sviluppo di una micro CT con sorgente Quasi-Monocromatica Multi-Energy per lo studio in vivo della crescita e della metastasi tumorale  

Microsoft Academic Search

Un innovativo micro scanner CT per piccolo animali - basato su di una sorgente che genera una coppia di fasci X Quasi-Monocromatici paralleli con diverse energie selezionabili - è in corso di installazione e caratterizzazione al Dipartimento d i Fisica dell'Università di Bologna. Lo scopo della ricerca è quello di effettuare l'ima ging radiologico in vivo del tessuto tumorale e\\/o

G. Baldazzi; S. Masetti; P. L. Rossi; L. Roma; G. Nicoletti; P. L. Lollini

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arXiv:0802.1511v1[cond-mat.supr-con]11Feb2008 Calculations for Magnetism in SQUIDs at Millikelvin Temperatures  

E-print Network

arXiv:0802.1511v1[cond-mat.supr-con]11Feb2008 Calculations for Magnetism in SQUIDs at Millikelvin SQUIDs. PACS numbers: 85.25.Dq, 03.65.Yz, 74.40.+k, 74.25.Ha Our recent measurements show an unexpected depen- dence of SQUID flux on bath temperature. The flux change scales as 1/T as temperature is lowered

Martinis, John M.

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ROBERT BROWN DEPUTY MANAGER, OAK RIDGE OFFICE  

E-print Network

Development Security Services #12;( 6 ) ORO SUPPORT TO SCIENCE LABS #12;( 7 ) PAYMENTS CENTER SUPPORTS DOE COMPLEX #12;( 8 ) ORO BUDGET SUMMARY Energy & Water Appropriations Budget Authority in Millions 26 Nuclear Nonproliferation 170 0 193 175 279 Other DOE ORO 27 0 24 26 26 Program Direction ORO 63

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Test Parcial de Algebra Lineal (I. Q.) 10 de abril de 2002 Tiempo: 1 hora A  

E-print Network

primera contiene un 50 % de oro, un 30 % de plata y un 20 % de platino. La segunda contiene un 30 % de oro y un 70 % de plata. La tercera contiene un 40 % de oro, un 50 % de plata y un 10 % de platino. A partir de estas aleaciones creamos una nueva aleaci´on que contiene un 45 % de oro. Entonces: a. Es

Casanellas, Marta

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A methodological approach to comparing pros and cons of delocalizing villages: socio-economic and technical issues  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On 7th March 2005, prolonged rainfalls combined with snowfalls activated a wide complex rock slide-earth flow that partly destroyed the village of Cavallerizzo at Cerzeto (Calabria, Southern Italy). Superposed tectonic units made of Palaeozoic metamorphic rocks, overlain by Miocene-Quaternary clastic terrains, crop out in the study area. The main scarp of the landslide developed by a recent normal fault, striking N-S along the western margin of the Crati graben and extended ca. 25 km. In its lower part, the phenomenon evolved in two main earth-flow bodies that extended along minor drainages and then merged along the S. Nicola torrent. The sector affected by the instability actually belongs to a large-scale slope movement: the 2005 activation was in fact only a paroxysmal episode of a long history of slope deformations, noticed in the area since the XVIII century. Warning signs had been recorded for weeks before the collapse, and the threatened area had been put under monitoring by CNR-IRPI. When the movement accelerated, people had already been alerted and evacuated (329 out of 581 inhabitants of Cerzeto were sheltered in nearby villages), thus neither victims nor injured were recorded. As a whole, 124 buildings were severely damaged or destroyed, the main road was interrupted. Immediately after the 7th March 2005 event, the national Department for Civil Protection decided to evaluate the feasibility of delocalizing Cavallerizzo to another site. At this purpose, CNR-IRPI was asked to analysing the "geological suitability" of 3 different sites (Pianette, Amatine, and Colombra), pre-selected by the same Municipality of Cerzeto in accordance to the Civil Protection; the results of the study were completed in early Summer 2005. Between October 2007 and December 2011, a new settlement was realized by the Italian Government, and the houses were delivered to people once living at Cavallerizzo. In the last years, the socio-economic effects of the delocalization of Cavallerizzo have been analysed within the frame of a PhD thesis by one of the authors. The present study focuses on the Cavallerizzo case study to discuss a methodological approach useful to comparing pros and cons of delocalizing villages, aiming at properly considering socio-economic effects in addition to technical issues.

Guadagno, Eleonora; Iovine, Giulio G. R.; Petrucci, Olga; Forciniti, Pinuccia R.

2014-05-01

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Emerging and Legacy Contaminants in The Foodweb in The Lower Columbia River: USGS ConHab Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An interdisciplinary study, USGS Columbia River Contaminants and Habitat Characterization (ConHab) project, investigates transport pathways, chemical fate, and effects of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and other endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in aquatic media and the foodweb in the lower Columbia River, Oregon and Washington. Polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS) and semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs) were co-deployed at each of 10 sites in 2008 to provide a measure of the dissolved concentrations of select PBDEs, chlorinated pesticides, and other EDCs. PBDE-47 was the most prevalent of the PBDEs detected. Numerous organochlorine pesticides, both banned and current-use, including hexachlorobenzene, pentachloroanisole, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its degradates, chlorpyrifos, endosulfan, and the endosulfan degradation products, were measured at each site. EDCs commonly detected included a series of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), fragrances (galaxolide), pesticides (chlorpyrifos and atrazine), plasticizers (phthalates), and flame retardants (phosphates). The downstream sites tended to have the highest concentrations of contaminants in the lower Columbia River. In 2009 and 2010 passive samplers were deployed and resident largescale suckers (Catostomus macrocheilus) and surface bed sediments were collected at three of the original sites representing a gradient of exposure based on 2008 results. Brain, fillet, liver, stomach, and gonad tissues were analyzed. Chemical concentrations were highest in livers, followed by brain, stomach, gonad, and, lastly, fillet. Concentrations of halogenated compounds in tissue samples ranged from <1 to 400 ng g-1 wet tissue. PBDEs, organochlorine pesticides, DDT and its degradates, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were detected at all sites in nearly all organs tested. PBDE congeners most frequently detected and at the highest concentrations were PBDE-47 > PBDE-100 > PBDE-154 > PBDE-153. Concentrations in tissues and in sediments increased moving downstream from Skamania, WA to Columbia City, OR to Longview, WA. Preliminary biomarker results indicate that fish at the downstream sites experience greater stress relative to the upstream site based on gonad, kidney, spleen, and liver histopathology. These results support the hypothesis that contaminant concentrations in the environment correlate to bioaccumulation in the foodweb.

Nilsen, E. B.; Alvarez, D.; Counihan, T.; Elias, E.; Gelfenbaum, G. R.; Hardiman, J.; Jenkins, J.; Mesa, M.; Morace, J.; Patino, R.; Torres, L.; Waite, I.; Zaugg, S.

2012-12-01

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Fuentes de variabilidad en el diagn?stico de gastritis atr?fica multifocal asociada con la infecci?n por Helicobacter pylori1  

PubMed Central

RESUMEN Introducción El mapeo de las diferentes regiones del estómago y el número de fragmentos de mucosa gástrica disponibles para evaluación histopatológica son fuentes importantes de variación en el momento de clasificar y hacer la gradación de la gastritis crónica. Objetivos Estimar la sensibilidad del número de fragmentos de mucosa gástrica necesarios para establecer los diagnósticos de gastritis atrófica con metaplasia intestinal (MI), displasia y estado de infección por Helicobacter pylori. Además evaluar la variabilidad intra-observador en la clasificación de estas lesiones precursoras del cáncer gástrico. Materiales y métodos En una cohorte de 6 años de seguimiento se evaluaron 1,958 procedimientos de endoscopia realizados por dos gastroenterólogos. En cada procedimiento y de cada participante se obtuvieron 5 biopsias de mucosa gástrica que representaban antro, incisura angularis y cuerpo. Un único patólogo hizo la interpretación histológica de las 5 biopsias y proporcionó un diagnóstico definitivo global que se utilizó como patrón de referencia. Cada fragmento de mucosa gástrica examinado condujo a un diagnóstico individual para cada biopsia que se comparó con el patrón de referencia. La variabilidad intra-observador se evaluó en 127 personas que corresponden a una muestra aleatoria de 20% del total de endoscopias hechas a los 72 meses de seguimiento. Resultados La sensibilidad del diagnóstico de MI y displasia gástrica aumentó de manera significativa con el número de fragmentos de mucosa gástrica evaluados El sitio anatómico de mayor sensibilidad para el diagnóstico de MI y displasia fue la incisura angularis. Para descubrir H. pylori se logró alta sensibilidad con el estudio de un solo fragmento de mucosa gástrica (95.9%) y fue independiente del sitio de obtención de la biopsia. El acuerdo intra-observador para el diagnóstico de gastritis crónica fue 86.1% con valor kappa de 0.79 IC 95% (0.76-0.85). Las biopsias fijadas en alcohol fueron inadecuadas para demostrar H. pylori e interpretar los cambios de displasia. Conclusión El número de fragmentos de mucosa gástrica evaluados, el método de fijación y la región del estómago donde se obtienen las biopsias son factores muy importantes para lograr una correcta clasificación de la gastritis crónica atrófica multifocal.

Bravo, Luis Eduardo; Bravo, Juan Carlos; Realpe, Jose Luis; Zarama, Guillermo; Piazuelo, MarIa Blanca; Correa, Pelayo

2014-01-01

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Informe Anual a la Nación sobre el Estado del Cáncer, de 1975 a 2010, con una sección especial sobre la prevalencia de comorbilidad y su efecto en la supervivencia de personas con cáncer de pulmón, seno, próstata o colorrectal: preguntas y respuestas  

Cancer.gov

El Informe Anual a la Nación sobre el Estado del Cáncer (1975 a 2010), mostró un descenso más acelerado que en años anteriores de los índices de mortalidad por cáncer de pulmón. También contiene una sección especial que destaca los efectos significativos que tienen otras enfermedades en la supervivencia de pacientes con cáncer.

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Sono convocati per il giorno Mercoled 17 Marzo 2010 alle ore 10.00 presso il salone sindacale i seguenti componenti R.S.U. per il Comitato di Coordinamento con compiti organizzativi interni alla  

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seguenti componenti R.S.U. per il Comitato di Coordinamento con compiti organizzativi interni alla R.S.U PORTAVOCE RSU Marotta Stefano #12;I ,,-::Lo\\ 00 COMITATO DI COORDINAMENTO RSU I"marotta, stefano

Guidoni, Leonardo

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Potential pros and cons of external healthcare performance evaluation systems: real-life perspectives on Iranian hospital evaluation and accreditation program  

PubMed Central

Background: Performance evaluation is essential to quality improvement in healthcare. The current study has identified the potential pros and cons of external healthcare evaluation programs, utilizing them subsequently to look into the merits of a similar case in a developing country. Methods: A mixed method study employing both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques was adopted to achieve the study end. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and professionals were approached for two-stage process of data collection. Results: Potential advantages included greater attractiveness of high accreditation rank healthcare organizations to their customers/purchasers and boosted morale of their personnel. Downsides, as such, comprised the programs’ over-reliance on value judgment of surveyors, routinization and incurring undue cost on the organizations. In addition, the improved, standardized care processes as well as the judgmental nature of program survey were associated, as pros and cons, to the program investigated by the professionals. Conclusion: Besides rendering a tentative assessment of Iranian hospital evaluation program, the study provides those running external performance evaluations with a lens to scrutinize the virtues of their own evaluation systems through identifying the potential advantages and drawbacks of such programs. Moreover, the approach followed could be utilized for performance assessment of similar evaluation programs. PMID:25279381

Jaafaripooyan, Ebrahim

2014-01-01

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Genes related to the very early stage of ConA-induced fulminant hepatitis: a gene-chip-based study in a mouse model  

PubMed Central

Background Due to the high morbidity and mortality of fulminant hepatitis, early diagnosis followed by early effective treatment is the key for prognosis improvement. So far, little is known about the gene expression changes in the early stage of this serious illness. Identification of the genes related to the very early stage of fulminant hepatitis development may provide precise clues for early diagnosis. Results Balb/C mice were used for ConA injection to induce fulminant hepatitis that was confirmed by pathological and biochemical examination. After a gene chip-based screening, the data of gene expression in the liver, was further dissected by ANOVA analysis, gene expression profiles, gene network construction and real-time RT-PCR. At the very early stage of ConA-triggered fulminant hepatitis, totally 1,473 genes with different expression variations were identified. Among these, 26 genes were finally selected for further investigation. The data from gene network analysis demonstrate that two genes, MPDZ and Acsl1, localized in the core of the network. Conclusions At the early stages of fulminant hepatitis, expression of twenty-six genes involved in protein transport, transcription regulation and cell metabolism altered significantly. These genes form a network and have shown strong correlation with fulminant hepatitis development. Our study provides several potential targets for the early diagnosis of fulminant hepatitis. PMID:20398290

2010-01-01

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Immunosuppressive effect of concanavalin A. IV. The effect of Con A on the local graft versus host (GvH) reaction in the mouse popliteal lymph node.  

PubMed

In the applied parental F1 hybrid system, the GvH character of the regional lymph node reaction was checked against syngeneic and the absolute control systems. It was found that a cortical B-cell zone of the recipients did not participate in the acute phase of the GvH reaction. Cytologically, the GvH response consisted in a significant increase in large pyroninophilic cells, histologically - in a cellular proliferation and pyroninophilia, as well as in a marked angiogenesis beyond the cortical zone of the lymph node. The injection of Con A into the F1 hybrid mice, 24 hours before the administration of the parental cells, inhibited the earlier (presumably donor origin) cellular reaction and intensified the later (presumably host origin) response. PMID:7294974

Mioduszewska, O; Mo?cicka-Weso?owska, M; Skopi?ska-Rózewska, E; Wasik, M

1981-01-01

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SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 16: Using research evidence in balancing the pros and cons of policies  

PubMed Central

This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers. In this article, we address the use of evidence to inform judgements about the balance between the pros and cons of policy and programme options. We suggest five questions that can be considered when making these judgements. These are: 1. What are the options that are being compared? 2. What are the most important potential outcomes of the options being compared? 3. What is the best estimate of the impact of the options being compared for each important outcome? 4. How confident can policymakers and others be in the estimated impacts? 5. Is a formal economic model likely to facilitate decision making? PMID:20018106

2009-01-01

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Broadening, shifting, and line asymmetries in the 2<--0 band of CO and CO-N2: Experimental results and theoretical calculations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have measured the room temperature, widths, pressure shifts, and line asymmetry coefficients for many transitions of the first overtone band of CO and CO perturbed by N2. The broadening coefficients were obtained with an accuracy of about 1%. The pure CO profiles have been fitted by a Voigt profile while the CO-N2 spectral profiles have been fitted with a Lorentz and an empirical line shape model (HCv) that blends together a hard collision model and a speed-dependent Lorentz profile. In addition to the Voigt, Lorentz, and HCv models, we have added a dispersion profile to account for weak line mixing. The line broadening and shift coefficients are compared to semiclassical calculations employing a variety of intermolecular interactions. The line asymmetry results are compared to line mixing calculations based on the energy corrected sudden (ECS) model. The results indicate that effects other than line mixing also contribute to the measured line asymmetry.

Predoi-Cross, Adriana; Bouanich, J. P.; Benner, D. Chris; May, A. D.; Drummond, J. R.

2000-07-01

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Amino acid formation induced by high-power laser in CO 2/CO-N 2-H 2O gas mixtures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a mixture of molecular gases with compositions (CO 2-N 2-H 2O and CO-N 2-H 2O) and total pressure close to that of the Earth's early atmospheres, a centimeter-sized plasma was created by focusing a single 85-J, 450-ps near-infrared laser pulse in a center of 15-L gas cell. Chemical consequences of the laser-produced plasma generation in such a mixture were investigated using high-performance liquid chromatography with mass-spectrometric detection (HPLC/MS). Amino acids were identified in the reaction mixture containing CO 2 as well as in that one based on CO, both exposed to 10 laser shots.

Civiš, Svatopluk; Juha, Libor; Babánková, Dagmar; Cva?ka, Josef; Frank, Ota; Jehli?ka, Jan; Králiková, Božena; Krása, Josef; Kubát, Pavel; Muck, Alexandr; Pfeifer, Miroslav; Skála, Ji?í; Ullschmied, Ji?í

2004-03-01