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  1. Interview with Iveta Kestere

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    Luciana Bellatalla

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Iveta Kestere is a Professor at the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art, University of Latvia and an expert in the history of education at the Latvian Council of Science. Her current academic interest is in the research methodology for the history of education and education under dictatorship, including history of school reality and history of teaching profession. She is the author of numerous articles devoted to the history of education and the author or co-editor of nine books, among them The Visual Image of the Teacher (2012 and History of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences in the Baltic Countries from 1940 to 1990: an Overview (2013. She was a guest researcher and lecturer at the KU Leuven, Belgium. She is included in the editorial board of academic journals in Lithuania and Italy. She is a co-convenor of 17th Network (history of education at The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER and the Board member of the Baltic Association of Historians of Pedagogy.

  2. NAFTA's Developmental Impact on Mexico: Assessment and prospects Impact socio-économique de l’ALENA au Mexique : Bilan et perspectives Impacto socioeconómico del TLCAN sobre México: balance y perspectivas

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    Jean-Baptiste Velut

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available This article assesses the developmental record of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA in Mexico fifteen years after its implementation. After analyzing the evolution of trade and investment flows and their impact on employment and wage levels in the manufacturing and agricultural sectors, the author highlights the success and limits of the NAFTA integration model. He concludes that while NAFTA should not be seen as a solution to all of Mexico’s socio-economic problems, NAFTA nonetheless suffers from a "deficient [social] institutionality" that can be addressed through both domestic and supranational reforms. At the domestic level, the Mexican government should rethink its export-led growth strategy and prioritize tax reforms and domestic investments in education and infrastructure. At the supranational level, the NAFTA model should be upgraded to address its social lacunae, especially in the policy spheres of investment, immigration, agriculture, and resource transfers.Cet article dresse le bilan socio-économique de l’Accord de libre-échange nord-américain (ALENA pour le Mexique quinze ans après son entrée en vigueur. À travers une analyse de l’évolution des flux de capitaux et de commerce et de leur impact sur l’emploi et le niveau des salaires dans les secteurs industriels et agricoles, l’auteur révèle les succès et limites du modèle d’intégration de l’ALENA. Il conclut que si l’ALENA n’est pas une solution à tous les problèmes socio-économiques du Mexique, l'accord souffre malgré tout d'une "institutionalité [sociale] déficiente" qui peut être consolidée par le biais de réformes nationales et supranationales. Au niveau national, le gouvernement mexicain doit repenser sa stratégie de croissance tirée par les exportations et donner la priorité à la réforme fiscale et aux investissements dans l'éducation et l'infrastructure. À l'échelle supranationale, le modèle de l'ALENA devrait être

  3. NAFTA, CAFTA and the Environment: The Role of Institutions TLCAN, CAFTA y el medio ambiente: el papel de las instituciones L’ALENA, l’ALEAC et l’environnement : le rôle des institutions

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    Sherrie Baver

    2011-09-01

    del CAFTA-DR o Chile.Après avoir fait la part des différents arguments en présence concernant les liens entre commerce et environnement, je soutiens que l’un des aspects positifs, quoique sous-estimé, de l’ALENA (créée en 1994 et d’autres accords commerciaux récents – bi- ou multilatéraux – entre les Etats-Unis et certains pays en voie de développement, est la création de mécanismes spécifiques visant à promouvoir la gouvernance environnementale et démocratique, ainsi que la protection de l’environnement. Bien que ces institutions formelles n’aient pas fait preuve, à ce jour, d’une grande autonomie ni d’une considérable efficacité, elles fournissent néanmoins aux groupes et réseaux domestiques et transnationaux de la société civile l’un des divers moyens d’affermir le rôle du citoyen dans la participation aux prises de décision environnementales, et ce à de multiples niveaux de la gouvernance. Elles peuvent également promouvoir un comportement d’entreprise positif dans les économies moins développées. Bien que les principales études de cas soient dévolues au Mexique et à l’ALENA, ces analyses peuvent également s’appliquer à d’autres pays d’Amérique Latine, comme ceux de l’ALEAC-RD et le Chili.

  4. Malenkaja Venetsija v Lasnamjae / Alena Surzhikova

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    Surzhikova, Alena

    2006-01-01

    Berliini Tehnikaülikooli arhitektuuriüliõpilaste Robert Ostmani ja Florian Bartolome Tallinna Lasnamäe linnaosa ümberehitusprojektist. Laagna kanalisse on kavandatud jõgi, mis Pallasti silla juures suubub järve. Laagna jõe kaldale on planeeritud kohvikud, kauplused ja bürood

  5. Malenkaja Venetsija v Lasnamjae / Alena Surzhikova

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    Surzhikova, Alena

    2006-01-01

    Berliini Tehnikaülikooli arhitektuuriüliõpilaste Robert Ostmani ja Florian Bartolome Tallinna Lasnamäe linnaosa ümberehitusprojektist. Laagna kanalisse on kavandatud jõgi, mis Pallasti silla juures suubub järve. Laagna jõe kaldale on planeeritud kohvikud, kauplused ja bürood

  6. Between Russia and Estonia: narratives of place in a new borderland / Alena Pfoser

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    Pfoser, Alena

    2014-01-01

    Artikkel käsitleb Eesti ja Venemaa piiri läheduses elavaid inimesi – kuidas nad mõtestavad kohta, kus nad elavad, kuidas nad tajuvad viimastel kümnenditel aset leidnud muutusi, millist mõju avaldab neile nõukogulik minevik jne. Aluseks Narvas ja Ivangorodis teostatud etnograafilised välitööd aastatel 2011-2012

  7. Between Russia and Estonia: narratives of place in a new borderland / Alena Pfoser

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    Pfoser, Alena

    2014-01-01

    Artikkel käsitleb Eesti ja Venemaa piiri läheduses elavaid inimesi – kuidas nad mõtestavad kohta, kus nad elavad, kuidas nad tajuvad viimastel kümnenditel aset leidnud muutusi, millist mõju avaldab neile nõukogulik minevik jne. Aluseks Narvas ja Ivangorodis teostatud etnograafilised välitööd aastatel 2011-2012

  8. NAFTA's Developmental Impact on Mexico: Assessment and prospects Impact socio-économique de l’ALENA au Mexique : Bilan et perspectives Impacto socioeconómico del TLCAN sobre México: balance y perspectivas

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    Jean-Baptiste Velut

    2011-01-01

    This article assesses the developmental record of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Mexico fifteen years after its implementation. After analyzing the evolution of trade and investment flows and their impact on employment and wage levels in the manufacturing and agricultural sectors, the author highlights the success and limits of the NAFTA integration model. He concludes that while NAFTA should not be seen as a solution to all of Mexico’s socio-economic problems, NAFTA nonet...

  9. NAFTA's Developmental Impact on Mexico: Assessment and prospects Impact socio-économique de l’ALENA au Mexique : Bilan et perspectives Impacto socioeconómico del TLCAN sobre México: balance y perspectivas

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    Jean-Baptiste Velut

    2011-01-01

    ...) in Mexico fifteen years after its implementation. After analyzing the evolution of trade and investment flows and their impact on employment and wage levels in the manufacturing and agricultural sectors, the author highlights the success and limits...

  10. Modno vsjo! Nuzhno lish võbrat svojo / Diana Denissova

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    Denissova, Diana

    2006-01-01

    Moskva moenädalast. Näidati 50 pret-a-porter kollektsiooni sügis-talveks 2006/07. Valentin Judashkini, Natasha Driganti, Sergei Jefremovi, Vjatsheslav Zaitsevi, Ivan Aiplatovi ja Alena Ahmadulina kollektsioonidest

  11. Modno vsjo! Nuzhno lish võbrat svojo / Diana Denissova

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    Denissova, Diana

    2006-01-01

    Moskva moenädalast. Näidati 50 pret-a-porter kollektsiooni sügis-talveks 2006/07. Valentin Judashkini, Natasha Driganti, Sergei Jefremovi, Vjatsheslav Zaitsevi, Ivan Aiplatovi ja Alena Ahmadulina kollektsioonidest

  12. Broken Promises? NAFTA, Immigration, and ‘Shadow’ Regionalism Promesses Rompues ? L’ALENA, l’immigration et le régionalisme informel ¿Promesas incumplidas? El TLCAN, la inmigración y el regionalismo informal

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    Fanny Lauby

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The reduction of immigration was never an official objective of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Yet, it was generally supposed to be one of its long-term consequences. Fifteen years later, Mexican immigration to the United States has in fact increased. The agreement has failed to reduce the attractiveness of the U.S. labor market for Mexican workers and to provide sustainable alternatives to immigration. Over the same period of time, American politicians and the American media have consistently embraced a narrative in which immigration control has become a matter of national security. A paradox has emerged from these two conflicting trends. While the measures taken by the federal government have failed to prevent unauthorized migrants from entering the country, they have also encouraged them to stay longer in the U.S. by making border-crossings too risky. The 1990s therefore witnessed a significant growth of the undocumented population of the United States. This paper analyzes the emergence of a “shadow” regional system between Mexico and the U.S., driven by immigrants themselves, as well as those who profit from undocumented immigration, rather than by institutional actors. This shadow integration is the product of two types of flows: people moving north of the border and, increasingly, remittances moving south. Remittances in turn reinforce immigration trends since they perpetuate the expectations of immigrants. This article examines the development of this parallel form of integration that has taken place at the same time as the implementation of the trade agreement, beyond the control of the Mexican and American governments.La réduction des flux d’immigration n’a jamais été un objectif officiel de l’Accord de Libre Échange Nord Américain. Cependant, elle a souvent été envisagée comme une conséquence à long terme de sa mise en place. Quinze ans plus tard, l’immigration vers les États-Unis en provenance du Mexique s’est en réalité accélérée. L’accord n’a pas pu réduire l’attractivité du marché du travail américain pour les travailleurs mexicains et produire une alternative durable à l’immigration. Au cours de la même période, les hommes politiques et les médias américains ont adopté l’idée selon laquelle le contrôle de l’immigration serait devenu un problème de sécurité nationale. Un paradoxe a émergé de ces deux tendances conflictuelles. Alors que les mesures prises par le gouvernement fédéral n’ont pu prévenir l’afflux d’immigrés sans papiers, elles ont en revanche accru la durée de séjour de ces derniers en accroissant les risques liés à la traversée de la frontière. Dès lors, les années 1990 ont connu une augmentation significative de la population sans papiers des États-Unis. Cet article analyse l’émergence d’un système régional d’intégration entre le Mexique et les États-Unis, impulsé par les immigrés eux-mêmes, ainsi que par ceux qui profitent de l’immigration irrégulière, plutôt que par les acteurs institutionnels. Cette intégration informelle est le produit de deux types de mouvement : celui des migrants vers le nord de la frontière et, de plus en plus, celui de leurs transferts de fonds vers le sud. Ces transferts alimentent à leur tour les flux d’immigration, puisqu’ils perpétuent les attentes des immigrés. Cet article examine le développement de cette forme parallèle d’intégration qui s’est déroulé au même moment que la mise en place de l’accord de libre-échange, au-delà du contrôle des gouvernements mexicain et américain.La reducción de los flujos de inmigración nunca fue un objetivo oficial del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte. Sin embargo, ha sido considerada, muchas veces, como una consecuencia a largo plazo de la ejecución de dicho tratado. En realidad, quince años después, la inmigración desde México hacia los Estados Unidos ha aumentado. El tratado no ha podido reducir el poder atractivo del mercado laboral norte americano en los trabajadores mejicanos ni proponer tampoco una alternativa sostenible a la inmigración. Durante el mismo periodo, los hombres políticos y los medios de comunicación norteamericanos adoptaron la idea según la cual la inmigración se hubiera convertido en un problema de seguridad nacional. Una paradoja surgió de estas dos tendencias conflictuales. No sólo las medidas que tomó el gobierno federal no pudieron prevenir la afluencia de inmigrantes indocumentados, sino que también aumentaron a la vez la duración de su estancia fuera del país y los riesgos de la travesía de la frontera. Por consiguiente hubo, en los años 1990, un aumento significativo de la población indocumentada en los Estados Unidos.Este artículo analiza la emergencia de un sistema regional de integración informal entre México y los Estados Unidos, movido por los mismos inmigrantes, así como por los que sacan provecho de la inmigración irregular, y no por los protagonistas institucionales. Esta integración informal es el resultado de dos tipos de movimientos: el de los migrantes hacia el norte de la frontera y, cada vez más, el de las remesas hacia el sur. Estas remesas alimentan también los flujos de inmigración, puesto que perpetúan las expectativas de los inmigrantes.  Este artículo examina el desarrollo de esta forma paralela de integración que apareció con la ejecución del tratado de libre comercio, fuera del control de los gobiernos mexicano y norteamericano.

  13. Broken Promises? NAFTA, Immigration, and ‘Shadow’ Regionalism Promesses Rompues ? L’ALENA, l’immigration et le régionalisme informel ¿Promesas incumplidas? El TLCAN, la inmigración y el regionalismo informal

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    Fanny Lauby

    2011-01-01

    The reduction of immigration was never an official objective of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Yet, it was generally supposed to be one of its long-term consequences. Fifteen years later, Mexican immigration to the United States has in fact increased. The agreement has failed to reduce the attractiveness of the U.S. labor market for Mexican workers and to provide sustainable alternatives to immigration. Over the same period of time, American politicians and the American media have c...

  14. 28th February 2012 - Slovak Prime Minister I. Radicova signing the guest book with CERN Director-General R. Heuer; visiting the ALICE surface exhibition and underground experimental area with Collaboration Spokesperson P. Giubellino and Senior Physicist K. Safarik; throughout accompanied by Adviser E. Tsesmelis.

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    Maximilien.brice@cern.ch

    2012-01-01

    Iveta Radicova, the Slovak Republic’s prime minister, came to CERN on 28 February. During her visit she was welcomed by Rolf Heuer, CERN’s director-general, Emmanuel Tsesmelis, CERN international relations office, and Karel Safarik, of the ALICE collaboration, who all provided a brief introduction to CERN’s activities. She also toured the ALICE underground experimental area and the LHC superconducting magnet test hall.

  15. Enabling virtual communities: Gulliver and Aveiro

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    Nijholt, Anton; Faisal, K.; Sarfraz, M.

    2002-01-01

    In this paper we discuss two of our projects on virtual realities. First there is the virtual reality project Gulliver. This project is part of a more comprehensive project conceived by two artists, Matjaž Štuk and Alena Hudcovicová, called “Gulliver’s Museum of Living Art”. Our part of the project

  16. Occupational Therapy Interventions for Patients after Stroke in the Acute Stage. Subtitle: Summary of Principles and Recommendations for Stroke Patients after Discharge from Inpatient Care

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    Kovářová, Iveta

    2016-01-01

    Name and surname: Iveta Kovářová Supervisor: Bc. Alice Oktábcová Opponent: ……………………………. Thesis title: Occupational Therapy Interventions for Patients after Stroke in the Acute Stage Summary of Principles and Recommendations for Stroke Patients after Discharge from Inpatient Care Abstract: Stroke is a very serious and common disease with a high mortality. Prevalence and incidence of stroke has been monitored for a long time. Currently, there are continual advances in the understanding of the i...

  17. The Physiotherapy in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Hladíková, Alena

    2016-01-01

    Name: Alena Hladíková Supervisor: Mgr. Renáta Muchová Opponent: Title of bachelor thesis: The Physiotherapy in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Abstract: This bachelor thesis concerns physiotherapy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus diagnose. It mainly focuses on physiotherapeutic techniques indicated in this kind of patients. Another task is evaluating the effect of physiotherapy in acute issues caused by this disease. The thesis is divided into theoretical and practical...

  18. DARPA ANTIBODY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM STANDARDIZED TEST BED FOR ANTIBODY CHARACTERIZATION: CHARACTERIZATION OF TWO MS2 SCFV ANTIBODIES PRODUCED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

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    2017-05-01

    ANTIBODY CHARACTERIZATION: CHARACTERIZATION OF TWO MS2 SCFV ANTIBODIES PRODUCED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Patricia E. Buckley Alena M. Calm...Characterization of Two MS2 scFv Antibodies Produced by the University of Texas 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER...Research Project Agency-funded investigator, the University of Texas (Austin, TX), for affinity and stability enhancements. The results of this study

  19. Mongolský tanec

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    Fritscherová, Jana

    2015-01-01

    Tittle: Mongolian dance Author: Jana Fritscherová Supervisor: PhDr. Alena Oberfalzerová, Ph.D. The current work deals with dances on the territory of Mongolia. It focuses in particular on the Biyelgee dance. Interviews from the field research are included in the work to better illustrate the Mongolian way of thinking concerning the concept of the dance. A very important subchapter features dance description, in which selected typed of Mongolian dances are specifically concerned. The work also...

  20. IncobotulinumtoxinA in aesthetics: Russian multidisciplinary expert consensus recommendations

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    Yutskovskaya Y; Gubanova E; Khrustaleva I; Atamanov V; Saybel A; Parsagashvili E; Dmitrieva I; Sanchez E; Lapatina N; Korolkova T; Saromytskaya A; Goltsova E; Satardinova E

    2015-01-01

    Yana Yutskovskaya,1 Elena Gubanova,2 Irina Khrustaleva,3 Vasiliy Atamanov,4 Anastasiya Saybel,5 Elena Parsagashvili,6 Irina Dmitrieva,7 Elena Sanchez,8 Natalia Lapatina,9 Tatiana Korolkova,10 Alena Saromytskaya,11 Elena Goltsova,12 Elmira Satardinova13 1Department of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, Pacific State Medical University, Vladivostock, 2Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Moscow National University of Food Production, Moscow, 3Department of ...

  1. Iskusstvo bumazhnogo lista / Galina Balashova

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    Balashova, Galina

    2006-01-01

    Tšehhi Vabariigi suursaatkonna vahendatud tšehhi graafika näitus "10 isiksust tšehhi graafikas" Eesti Rahvusraamatukogus. Tsehhi graafika ajaloost ja töödest näitusel. Esindatud on kunstnikud Eduard Ovèaèek, Kveta Pacovska, Alena Kuèerova, Mikolash Axman, Adolf Born, Ladislav €epelak, Jiri Shalamoun, Lubomir Paeibyl, Jaroslav Kralik ja Jiri Anderle

  2. 14 February 2012 - Vice-President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic A. Gajduskova signing the guest book with CERN Director-General R. Heuer; visiting ATLAS experimental area with Collaboration Spokesperson F. Gianotti. Ambassador Sequensova to the UN accompanies the Vice-President.

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    Maximilien Brice

    2012-01-01

    Vice-president of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Alena Gajduskova was welcomed to CERN by Rolf Heuer, CERN’s director-general, on 14 and 15 February. Her time at CERN included the ATLAS Visitor Centre and underground experimental area, the LHC tunnel, the LHC superconducting-magnet test hall and the ALICE underground experimental area. She also heard a presentation on the LHC Computing Grid Project at CERN’s Computer Centre.

  3. Iskusstvo bumazhnogo lista / Galina Balashova

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    Balashova, Galina

    2006-01-01

    Tšehhi Vabariigi suursaatkonna vahendatud tšehhi graafika näitus "10 isiksust tšehhi graafikas" Eesti Rahvusraamatukogus. Tsehhi graafika ajaloost ja töödest näitusel. Esindatud on kunstnikud Eduard Ovèaèek, Kveta Pacovska, Alena Kuèerova, Mikolash Axman, Adolf Born, Ladislav €epelak, Jiri Shalamoun, Lubomir Paeibyl, Jaroslav Kralik ja Jiri Anderle

  4. Marijas Montesori metodiskie materiāli 1,5-2 gadus veciem bērniem uztveres attīstībai

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    Gailīte, Iveta

    2014-01-01

    Darba nosaukums: Marijas Montesori metodiskie materiāli 2-3 gadus veciem bērniem uztveres attīstībai. Darba autors: Iveta Gailīte Darba zinātniskais vadītājs: dr.paed. Ērika Vugule Darba apjoms: 44 lpp. Bibliogrāfiskie nosaukumi: 38 Pielikumi: 28 Pētījuma mērķis: pētīt M. Montesori metodiskā materiāla nozīmi uztveres attīstīšanā 2- 3 gadus veciem bērniem. Darba teorētiskās atziņas balstītas uz Montesori M., Draviņas K., Prudnikovas I., Helmingas H. darbiem. Pēt...

  5. The regional energy integration: the latin-american experiences; L'integration energetique regionale: les experiences latino-americaines

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    2003-07-01

    The ways of the regional economic integrations are not identical and generate different repercussions on the markets and the energy industries evolution. The example of the Latin America proposes many various experiences to evaluate the stakes and the limits of each regional integrations. These limits lead to solution researches including indisputable convergencies. The first part of this document presents the genesis of these regional economic integrations experiences in Latina America, to study in the second part the energy consequences of the liberal ALENA and of the more political MERCOSUR. (A.L.B.)

  6. Liste des contributeurs

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    2016-01-01

    Derek Attridge, université de York Eloïze Brezault, New York Lucie Campos, université de Caen Catherine Coquio, université de Poitiers Alena Dvorakova, université Charles, Prague Jean-Paul Engélibert, université de Poitiers Florent Gabaude, université de Limoges Raphaëlle Guidée, université Grenoble III Patrick Hayes, université d’Oxford Adrian Kempton, Paris Nathalie Martinière, université de Limoges Martine Yvernault, université de Limoges

  7. Caracterización de compuestos volátiles durante el secado por aspersión de jugo de sandía (Citrullus lanatus ThunB.)

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    Héctor Manuel González Sánchez; Salvador González Palomares; Tábata Rosales Reyes

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo del trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de la maltodextrina y goma arábiga en la retención de compuestos volátiles durante el secado por aspersión de jugo de sandía (Citrullus lanatus Thunb.). Se utilizó sandía de la variedad Alena. Se evaluaron tres tratamientos de encapsulantes, T1: 0.5% p/p de maltodextrina, T2: 0.5% p/p de goma arábiga y T3: 0.5% de una mezcla de maltodextrina DE-10 y goma arábiga (1:1) p/p. Las condiciones del secado fueron constantes: flujo de alimentación del 15%...

  8. Type specimens of centipedes (Myriapoda, Chilopoda in the National Museum, Prague (Czech Republic

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    Petr Dolejš

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The centipede collection in the National Museum in Prague contains type material of 16 taxa (14 species and two subspecies, of which 15 were described by Luděk J. Dobroruka and one by Karl W. Verhoeff: Allothereua wilsonae Dobroruka, 1979; Chinobius alenae Dobroruka, 1980; Lithobius corrigendus Dobroruka, 1988; L. creticus Dobroruka, 1977; L. erythrocephalus mohelensis Dobroruka, 1959; L. evae Dobroruka, 1958; L. magurensis Dobroruka, 1971; L. purkynei Dobroruka, 1957; L. tatricus Dobroruka, 1958; L. tatricus monounguis Dobroruka, 1958; Monotarsobius homolaci Dobroruka, 1971; M. krali Dobroruka, 1979; Pachymerium dilottiae Dobroruka, 1976; P. hanzaki Dobroruka, 1976; Scolopendra aztecorum Verhoeff, 1934 and Strigamia olympica Dobroruka, 1977. Of these 16 taxa, five were described from the Czech Republic, three from Slovakia and eight from other countries (Greece, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Nepal, Russia and Uzbekistan. The eight taxa described from the Czech and Slovak Republics are now considered as junior synonyms but the eight taxa described from the other countries are still valid.

  9. Species richness of anthophilous butterflies of an Atlantic Forest fragment in Southeastern Brazil

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    Kelen Coelho Cruz

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of this study were to identify anthophilous butterflies on psychophilous flowers of four Asteraceae species in an Atlantic Forest fragment in Viçosa, Minas Gerais State, Southeastern Brazil, and to determine whether there are species in common with other lepidopteran inventories of the Southeastern and Midwestern regions of Brazil. It is the first inventory of anthophilous butterflies of a semideciduous forest fragment in Zona da Mata, State of Minas Gerais. A total of 108 species were recorded, representing the fourth largest lepidopteran survey in this State. The results demonstrated that Asteraceae species may be important tools for monitoring anthophilous butterflies. The similarity with other inventories ranged from 1 to 92.55%. Fifteen species were reported for the first time in the State of Minas Gerais, and among them, Melanis alena and Thisbe irenea were observed in this study only.

  10. Annexes

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    ANNEXE 1. LES SEXENNATS PRÉSIDENTIELS AU MEXIQUE Luis Echeverria 1970-1976 José Luis Portillo 1976-1982 Miguel de La Madrid 1982-1988 Carlos Salinas de Gortari 1988-1994 ANNEXE 2. SIGLES ET TERMES SPÉCIFIQUES ALENA Accord de libre échange nord-américain ANAGSA Assurance nationale pour l’agriculture (société anonyme) CCI Confédération paysanne indépendante CEPAL Commission économique pour l’Amérique latine CETES Équivalent des bons du Trésor CFE Compagnie fédérale d’électricité Charros (leader...

  11. Visit by the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic

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    2012-01-01

    The Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, Iveta Radicova, visited CERN on 28 February, meeting with CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer and going down to the ALICE cavern.   Upon arrival, Prime Minister Radicova spent about half an hour discussing the Slovak Republic’s involvement in CERN with the DG, and was very interested in the physics results that the Organization is currently working on. After signing the official guest book in Building 500, the Prime Minister crossed the border into France to visit the ALICE experiment. Donning a helmet, she descended into the ALICE cavern to take a first-hand look at one of the two CERN experiments to which her country has contributed (ATLAS being the second). “We also showed her the read-out chambers for the Time Projection Chamber (TPC) and the electronics for the pixel detector that are on display in the ALICE exhibition area, as they were produced in the Slovak Republic,” says Karel Safarik, the Slovakian ALICE physicist w...

  12. Plutonium Chemistry in the UREX+ Separation Processes

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    ALena Paulenova; George F. Vandegrift, III; Kenneth R. Czerwinski

    2009-10-01

    The project "Plutonium Chemistry in the UREX+ Separation Processes” is led by Dr. Alena Paulenova of Oregon State University under collaboration with Dr. George Vandegrift of ANL and Dr. Ken Czerwinski of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The objective of the project is to examine the chemical speciation of plutonium in UREX+ (uranium/tributylphosphate) extraction processes for advanced fuel technology. Researchers will analyze the change in speciation using existing thermodynamics and kinetic computer codes to examine the speciation of plutonium in aqueous and organic phases. They will examine the different oxidation states of plutonium to find the relative distribution between the aqueous and organic phases under various conditions such as different concentrations of nitric acid, total nitrates, or actinide ions. They will also utilize techniques such as X-ray absorbance spectroscopy and small-angle neutron scattering for determining plutonium and uranium speciation in all separation stages. The project started in April 2005 and is scheduled for completion in March 2008.

  13. Exosphere generation of the Moon investigated through a high-energy neutral detector

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    Milillo, Anna; Mangano, Valeria; Mura, Alessandro; Orsini, Stefano; de Angelis, Elisabetta; di Lellis, Andrea M.; Massetti, Stefano; Plainaki, Christina; Rispoli, Rosanna; Selci, Stefano; Vertolli, Nello

    2011-10-01

    Observation of the lunar exosphere is a tool for remote sensing of the surface properties. The sources of this exosphere are related to the interactions of the lunar surface with the solar radiation, with the solar wind or Earth's magnetospheric plasma, and with the interplanetary dust and meteorites. In fact, the exospheric particles are continuously created and subsequently lost in the interplanetary space, photo-ionized or re-adsorbed by the surface. Eventually, the estimation of the surface composition is not possible without the knowledge of the active release mechanisms. The relative weight of the different release processes of the various atoms, ions and molecules from the surface is still an open debate. Investigation of the Moon's release processes and interaction with the near-Earth environment is of crucial importance for both determining the relative process release contribution and understanding the surface evolution of other airless bodies, like Mercury and the giant planets' moons. In this work, an attempt to analyze the processes that take place on the surface of these small airless bodies, as a result of their exposure to the space environment, has been realized by means of the MonteCarlo Environment Simulation Tool (EST), applied to the Moon. The model results show that the different release processes can be identified by analysing the exospheric energy distribution. Finally, the instrument concept of the "Analizzatore Lunare di ENA" (ALENA), part of the MAGIA payload and specifically designed for detecting the high-energy particles released from the lunar surface is presented.

  14. Répondre aux suds : imaginaires et défis géopolitiques aux frontières du nord : cas du maroc et du mexique.

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    Philippe Sierra

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Maroc et Mexique sont deux Etats qui ont construit depuis une quinzaine d’années un nouveau discours et de nouvelles politiques pour valoriser leur proximité au « Nord ». Alena et Mexamérique d’un côté, quasi intégration au marché européen et péninsule tingitane de l’autre, sont devenues des lignes majeures des discours gouvernementaux. Cette valorisation des nords a provoqué une nouvelle vision des territoires nationaux, dans laquelle il faut répondre aux inquiétudes des suds, éloignés et sources de problèmes géopolitique tant au Mexique (la rébellion néo-zapatiste au Chiapas qu’au Maroc (le Sahara occidental. Cet article tente de montrer comment à travers les nouveaux plans de développement mis en place par les Etats pour répondre différemment à leurs inquiétudes, de nouvelles représentations géopolitiques révélatrices des « imaginaires du sud » se mettent en place auxquelles répondent des populations en soif d’identité.

  15. Recenze

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    Martin Ouředníček, Petra Špačková, Jakub Novák (eds.): Sub Urbs: krajina, sídla a lidé (Ondřej Špaček) [611] Lukáš Linek: Kam se ztratili voliči? Vysvětlení vývoje volební účasti v České republice v letech 1990–2010 (Jaromír Mazák, Kristýna Chábová) [613] Radoslav Štefančík, Ladislav Macháček, Eva Poláková, Lucia Spálová, Alena Kluknavská, Marcela Bieliková, Marianna Pétiová, Mária Janková, Ľudovít Šrámek: Pravicový extrémizmus a mládež na Slovensku (Karel Hanuš) [617] Alieva Dilb...

  16. Age at diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders: is there an association with socioeconomic status and family self-education about autism?

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    Full Text Available Michal Hrdlicka,1 Maria Vacova,1 Hana Oslejskova,2 Veronika Gondzova,2 Iveta Vadlejchova,3 Jana Kocourkova,1 Jiri Koutek,1 Iva Dudova1 1Department of Child Psychiatry, Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Motol, Prague, 2Department of Child Neurology, Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital, Brno, 3Child Psychiatry Clinic, Chomutov, Czech Republic Background: The marked increase in autism spectrum disorders (ASD prevalence has stimulated worldwide interest in exploring broader circumstances of care of autistic children, including the role of socioeconomic status (SES and family information on autism.Methods: Our sample comprised of 160 children who participated in a diagnostic examination focused on autism, and their parents who completed a simple descriptive questionnaire focusing on the family situation as well as family self-education about autism. The diagnosis of ASD was confirmed in 120 children (75% of the sample; 94 boys, 26 girls with mean age 6.2±2.7 years (median 5.3, range 2.2–17.2 years. In 71 autistic patients (59.2%, a diagnosis of mental retardation was also established.Results: The age at diagnosis of ASD correlated negatively with maternal (P=0.014 and paternal (P=0.002 ages at the time of birth of the ASD child as well as with paternal (P=0.002 and maternal (P=0.050 education. The age at diagnosis of ASD did not correlate with family SES. Mothers were significantly more active in seeking information on autism than fathers or both parents equally (80 vs 9 vs 28 cases, respectively; P<0.001. The mean number of information sources on autism was 3.5±1.8 with a range 0–9. The mean number of resources did not differ among the three SES groups (3.50 vs 3.49 vs 4.25, respectively; P=0.704. The mean number of sources did not correlate with the age at diagnosis of ASD. The most often used sources were the Internet (81.7%, followed by psychologists (48.3%, books (46.7%, and

  17. Une évaluation de l’impact des politiques de l’administration Bush sur les exportations canadiennes dans le contexte de l’Accord de libre-échange nord-américain An Assessment of Bush Administration Policies on Canadian Exports in the Context of the North American Free Trade Agreement

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Du point de vue du Canada, qui dépend des États-Unis pour 70-80 % de son commerce extérieur, l’évolution des échanges commerciaux est une dimension majeure d’un bilan des années Bush. Notre étude vise à évaluer l’impact du libre-échange sur les exportations canadiennes vers les États-Unis et en particulier l’impact des mesures prises sous la présidence Bush. Nous commençons par un survol de l’évolution des flux de commerce entre le Canada et ses partenaires nord-américains. La deuxième section porte sur la mise en place de l’Accord de libre-échange canado-américain (ALE et de l’Accord de libre-échange nord-américain (ALENA. La troisième section traite de la plus récente période, qui s’amorce au lendemain des attentats terroristes du 11 septembre 2001. Nous évaluons les effets des politiques américaines de sécurité adoptées suite à ces événements, qui ont semblé reléguer le partenariat économique de la région au second plan. La dernière section présente les résultats de notre modélisation économétrique des impacts des accords de libre-échange et du resserrement des politiques de sécurité à la frontière sur les exportations canadiennes vers les États-Unis. Dans l’ensemble, nous observons que l’ALENA a eu un impact positif important sur les exportations canadiennes et que cet impact bénéfique s’est maintenu pendant les années Bush. Toutefois, le resserrement des contrôles à la frontière des États-Unis a représenté l’équivalent d’un tarif sur les exportations vers ce pays et un fardeau non négligeable pour les entreprises canadiennes.Viewed from Canada, which conducts 70-80 percent of its foreign trade with the United States, the evolution of commercial flows is a major component in assessing the George W. Bush presidency. This study evaluates the impact of trade agreements on Canadian exports to the US, with a particular emphasis on the effects of measures taken by

  18. Medizinbibliotheken: Information

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    Bauer, Bruno

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available [english] The focus of the current issue 3/2014 of GMS Medizin – Bibliothek – Information is the annual conference 2014 of the German Medical Libraries Association in Mannheim. The motto of the conference was “Medical libraries: Information”. The authors in this issue are Michaele Adam (Bibliometrics 2.0 – Altmetrics in Medicine, Bruno Bauer (Open access cooperation in Austria: Open Access Network Austria and Austria – recent developments since 2012, Fabian Gail & Ulrich Korwitz (Market and strategy – results of the ZB MED market study, Sabine Gehrlein (Library goes Anatomy: Anatomical teaching media at Heidelberg University Library, Kaja Scheliga (Opening science: New publication forms in science, Ulrike Ostrzinski (The four types of social media user in the academic and research community. Results of a nationwide study, Sandra Pfob & Alena Ittner (First aid for library use on PC: webinars increase library visits, reach everyone, save costs, Simone Waldboth (Integration of e-learning in the lecture “Information Literacy” at the Provincial College for Health-Care Professions Claudiana, Maike Piegler (The pick up box of the library of the Hamburg medical association – a way to bring scientific information to medical specialists and Christoph Wehrmüller & Heidrun Janka (Medical : Information – Annual meeting 2014 of the German MLA, September 22 to 24 in Mannheim.Furthermore this focus issue features articles from Bruno Bauer (: transformation strategies for subscription-based journaleport on the 8 Open Access Days at Cologne, September 8–9 2014, Eike Hentschel (German MLA News; Pioneer projects in medical libraries 2014: Introduction of the winners; Pioneer projects in medical libraries 2015 – Announcement and Franz J. Kühnen (Klaus Gerber 1934–2014.

  19. Early experiences of planning stereotactic radiosurgery using 3D printed models of eyes with uveal melanomas

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    Full Text Available Alena Furdová,1 Miron Sramka,2 Andrej Thurzo,3 Adriana Furdová3 1Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, 2Department of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, St Elisabeth Cancer Inst and St Elisabeth University College of Health and Social Work, 3Department of Simulation and Virtual Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the use of 3D printed model of an eye with intraocular tumor for linear accelerator-based stereotactic radiosurgery.Methods: The software for segmentation (3D Slicer created virtual 3D model of eye globe with tumorous mass based on tissue density from computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging data. A virtual model was then processed in the slicing software (Simplify3D® and printed on 3D printer using fused deposition modeling technology. The material that was used for printing was polylactic acid.Results: In 2015, stereotactic planning scheme was optimized with the help of 3D printed model of the patient’s eye with intraocular tumor. In the period 2001–2015, a group of 150 patients with uveal melanoma (139 choroidal melanoma and 11 ciliary body melanoma were treated. The median tumor volume was 0.5 cm3 (0.2–1.6 cm3. The radiation dose was 35.0 Gy by 99% of dose volume histogram.Conclusion: The 3D printed model of eye with tumor was helpful in planning the process to achieve the optimal scheme for irradiation which requires high accuracy of defining the targeted tumor mass and critical structures. Keywords: 3D printing, uveal melanoma, stereotactic radiosurgery, linear accelerator, intraocular tumor, stereotactic planning scheme

  20. Research document no. 20. The constitutionalizing of the international legal regime of the petroleum investments and the world market reconstruction; Cahier de recherche no. 20. La constitutionalisation du regime juridique international des investissements petroliers et la (re)construction du marche mondial

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    Noel, P

    2000-09-01

    We analyse the new international legal regime for upstream petroleum investments and ''state contracts'' in general. In striking contrast to the ''New international economic order'' and ''Permanent sovereignty over natural resources'' ideologies of the 1960 and 1970, the emerging regime promotes the sanctification of contractual economic rights; the strict definition of State sovereign prerogatives, and the severe limitation of their conditions of exercise; the internationalization of the settlement of disputes through direct firm-State arbitration; the integration of national territories in a competitive, transparent, non-discriminative global market for investment. We demonstrate that it is rooted in the principles of liberal constitutionalism, hence promoting the internationalization of the Rule of Law. Such a legal regime is conducive to the expansion of the market for petroleum rights, as it restores the institutional conditions for credible commitment by the State. It will also accelerate the trend toward the ''commoditization'' of hydrocarbon resources. Bilateral investments treaties (especially the United States BIT program) as well as multilateral/regional instruments both general (draft MAI, MIGA, MERCOSUR, ALENA) and energy-specific (Energy Charter Treaty) are analysed as the main pillars and diffusion mechanisms of the new regime. A final paragraph indicates the way forward: the evaluation of the impact of this new legal regime on the world oil supply curve, especially as it eventually reaches - or not - some of the lowest-cost, biggest-resources countries. (author)

  1. Macroeconomic Synchronization and Policy Coordination After Regional Economic Integration in the Americas El impacto de la integración económica regional en la sincronización macroeconómica y la coordinación de políticas L’impact de l’intégration économique régionale sur la synchronisation macroéconomique et la coordination des politiques

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    Helen Chang

    2011-08-01

    demasiado pronto para llegar a conclusiones relevantes en un periodo tan corto de tiempo. La sincronización macroeconómica es importante para la toma de decisiones, dado que expresa la necesidad de coordinar políticas y muestra las ventajas de dicha coordinación. La coordinación de políticas con los socios con rentas elevadas puede beneficiar a los países en desarrollo gracias a la reducción de la volatilidad macroeconómica y al aumento de la estabilidad cuando la variabilidad macroeconómica se debe a perturbaciones comunes y no a desajustes específicos de un país. La volatilidad idiosincrática requeriría la autonomía de la política monetaria y fiscal más que una coordinación. Para los países socios en desarrollo del TLCAN y el CAFTA-DR, pese a que la que integración comercial reduce las distintas posibilidades de actuación política de los Estados miembros, el coste que representa la pérdida de autonomía supera con creces los beneficios de la coordinación a causa de la variabilidad macroeconómica idiosincrática de los países socios en desarrollo.Malgré d’importantes et nombreuses disparités, au sein de l’Accord de libre-échange nord-américain (ALENA, entre les pays à hauts revenus et les pays en voie de développement, la synchronisation des cycles d’affaires a succédé à une intégration commerciale accrue depuis la création de l’ALENA. Les économies de certains Etats membres de l’Accord de libre-échange entre l’Amérique centrale, les Etats-Unis et la République Dominicaine (l’ALEAC-RD donnent également des signes attestant une convergence de leurs cycles d’affaires, bien qu’il soit encore trop tôt pour en tirer des conclusions significatives, étant donné le peu de recul dont nous disposons. La synchronisation macroéconomique revêt une importance particulière pour décider des politiques à adopter, car elle révèle les besoins et avantages de la coordination de ces politiques. Cette coordination avec les

  2. Randomized clinical trial: pharmacokinetics and safety of multimatrix mesalamine for treatment of pediatric ulcerative colitis

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    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Carmen Cuffari,1 David Pierce,2 Bartosz Korczowski,3 Krzysztof Fyderek,4 Heather Van Heusen,5 Stuart Hossack,6 Hong Wan,5 Alena YZ Edwards,7 Patrick Martin5 1Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; 2Shire, Basingstoke, UK; 3Medical College, University of Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland; 4University Children’s Hospital of Cracow, Cracow, Poland; 5Shire, Wayne, PA, USA; 6Covance Clinical Research Unit Limited, Leeds, UK; 7ICON Early Phase Services, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, UK Background: Limited data are available on mesalamine (5-aminosalicylic acid; 5-ASA use in pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC.Aim: To evaluate pharmacokinetic and safety profiles of 5-ASA and metabolite acetyl-5-ASA (Ac-5-ASA after once-daily, oral administration of multimatrix mesalamine to children and adolescents with UC.Methods: Participants (5–17 years of age; 18–82 kg, stratified by weight with UC received multimatrix mesalamine 30, 60, or 100 mg/kg/day once daily (to 4,800 mg/day for 7 days. Blood samples were collected pre-dose on days 5 and 6. On days 7 and 8, blood and urine samples were collected and safety was evaluated. 5-ASA and Ac-5-ASA plasma and urine concentrations were analyzed by non-compartmental methods and used to develop a population pharmacokinetic model.Results: Fifty-two subjects (21 [30 mg/kg]; 22 [60 mg/kg]; 9 [100 mg/kg] were randomized. On day 7, systemic exposures of 5-ASA and Ac-5-ASA exhibited a dose-proportional increase between 30 and 60 mg/kg/day cohorts. For 30, 60, and 100 mg/kg/day doses, mean percentages of 5-ASA absorbed were 29.4%, 27.0%, and 22.1%, respectively. Simulated steady-state exposures and variabilities for 5-ASA and Ac-5-ASA (coefficient of variation approximately 50% and 40%–45%, respectively were similar to those observed previously in adults at comparable doses. Treatment-emergent adverse events were

  3. Still red light for red light cameras? An update.

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    Høye, Alena

    2013-06-01

    The present study has replicated the results from a previous meta-analysis by Erke (2009) [Erke, A., 2009. Red light for red-light cameras? A meta-analysis of the effects of red-light cameras on crashes. Accident Analysis & Prevention 41 (5), 897-905.] based on a larger sample of RLC-studies, and provides answers to the criticisms that were raised by Lund et al. (2009) [Lund, A.K., Kyrychenko, S.Y., Retting, R.A., 2009. Caution: a comment on Alena Erke's red light for red-light cameras? A meta-analysis of the effects of red-light cameras on crashes. Accident Analysis and Prevention 41, 895-896.] against the previous meta-analysis. The addition of recent studies to the meta-analysis and a more thorough investigation of potential moderator variables lead to a slight improvement of the estimated effects of RLC in the previous meta-analysis. The present study found a non-significant increase of all crashes by 6% and a non-significant decrease of all injury crashes by 13%. Right-angle collisions were found to decrease by 13% and rear-end collisions were found to increase by 39%. For right-angle injury collisions a decrease by 33% was found and for rear-end injury collisions a smaller increase was found (+19%). The effects of RLC are likely to be more favorable when RLC-warning signs are set up at main entrances to areas with RLC enforcement than when each RLC-intersection is signposted. The effects of RLC may become more favorable over time, this could however not be investigated empirically. Several results indicate that spillover effects may occur for right-angle collisions, but most likely not for rear-end and other crashes. If spillover effects do not occur for rear-end crashes, which increase at RLC intersection, this would be a positive result for RLC. However, the results seem to be affected to some degree by publication bias and the effects may therefore be somewhat less favorable than indicated by the results from meta-analysis.

  4. Fat- and fiber-related diet behavior among type 2 diabetes patients from distinct regions

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Tereza Hendrychova,1 Magda Vytrisalova,1 Abdullah Alwarafi,2 Jurjen Duintjer Tebbens,3,4 Helena Vankatova,1 Sandra Leal,5 Ales Antonin Kubena,1 Alena Smahelova,6 Jiri Vlcek1 1Department of Social and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové, Charles University in Prague, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic; 2Faculty of Dentistry, Ibb University, Ibb, Yemen; 3Department of Biophysics and Physical Chemics, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové, Charles University in Prague, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic; 4Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic; 5Department of Clinical Pharmacy, El Rio Community Health Center, Tucson, AZ, USA; 6Diabetes Center, Department of Gerontology and Metabolism, University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, Charles University in Prague, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic Purpose: Diet and eating habits are of key importance in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM. The purpose of this comparative study was to analyze fat- and fiber-related behavior (FFB in patients with T2DM from distinct cultural areas. Patients and methods: Observational study was carried out in the Czech Republic (CR (n=200, the US (n=207, and Yemen (n=200. Patients completed the Fat- and Fiber-related Diet Behavior Questionnaire (FFBQ. Results: Differences in all aspects of FFB among countries were found (P<0.05. The best fat-related behavior reported was from patients from the CR. Patients from the US showed the worst fat-related behavior in total. On the other hand, patients from the US reported the best fiber-related behavior. Patients from Yemen reached the worst scores in all fat-related domains. Patients from all studied countries reported the best results in the “modify meat” and “avoid fat as flavoring” and the worst in the “substitute high fiber” subscales. Conclusion: Professionals involved in the diet education of T2DM patients

  5. An analysis of fat-related and fiber-related behavior in men and women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: key findings for clinical practice

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Tereza Hendrychova,1 Magda Vytrisalova,1 Jiri Vlcek,1 Alena Smahelova,2 Ales Antonin Kubena1 1Department of Social and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic; 2Diabetology Centre, Department of Gerontology and Metabolism, University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic Background: Despite the efforts of health care providers, adherence of patients with type 2 diabetes to the recommended diet is poor. The aim of this study was to describe the eating habits with emphasis on fat and fiber-related behavior (FFB as well as the relationship between FFB behavior and parameters of diabetes control in men and women with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: The subjects in this observational cross-sectional study were 200 patients (54.5% male, mean age 66.2 ± 10.1 years, mean Diabetes Control and Complications Trial [DDCT] glycosylated hemoglobin [HbA1c] 7.6% ± 1.7% recruited from diabetes outpatient clinics in the Czech Republic. The subjects filled out the Fat- and Fiber-related Diet Behavior Questionnaire. The most recent patient data on diabetes control and drug therapy were derived from patient medical records. Results: Patients tend to modify the dishes they are used to, rather than remove them completely from their diet and replace them by other types of foods. It is easier to perform healthier fat-related behaviors than fiber-related ones. Women scored significantly better than men on the fat-related diet habits summary scale (P = 0.002, as well as on "modify meat" (P = 0.001 and "substitute specially manufactured low-fat foods" (P = 0.045 subscales. A better score on the fat-related diet habits summary scale was significantly associated with higher HbA1c (ρ = -0.248; P = 0.027 and higher waist circumference (ρ = -0.254; P = 0.024 in women. Conclusion: Type 2 diabetes patients are likely to vary in their FFB behavior, and

  6. The Impact of Currency Exchange Rates and Canadian and U.S. Unemployment Rates on Non-Immigrant Visas from Canada to the U.S.

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    Boisvert, Jennifer A.

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    Full Text Available AbstractChanges in immigration rates by Canadians from 1989 to 2006 were examinedfor three non-immigrant visa categories. Cross correlation functions (CCFwere calculated relating changes in numbers of visas to changes in Canada-U.S.currency exchange and unemployment rates. Regression analyses tested Han-Ibbott’s (2005 model of immigration decision-making and a variation ofHerrnstein’s (1961 matching law. CCF analysis found that currency exchangeand unemployment rates were predictive of changes in immigration rates.Regression analyses indicated that a devalued Canadian dollar discouragedmigration to the U.S. These findings have implications for Canada-U.S.inequities in bilateral immigration under NAFTA, with Canada experiencing agreater drain in human capital.RésuméNous avons examiné les changements dans les taux d’immigration chez lesCanadiens entre 1989 et 2006 dans trois catégories de visas de non-immigrant.Les fonctions de corrélation croisée (FCC ont étés calculées en reliant lesnombres de changements de visas aux changements dans les taux d’échangecanado-américains et le taux de chômage. Nous nous sommes servis d’analysesde régression pour tester le modèle de décision des politiques d’immigration deHan-Ibbott (2005 ainsi qu’une variation de la loi correspondante de Herrnstein(1961. L’analyse FCC a trouvé que le taux d’échange et le taux de chômagepouvaient prédire les changements de taux d’immigration. Les analyses derégression indiquent qu’un dollar canadien dévalué décourage la migrationvers les États-Unis. Ces constatations ont des implications pour les iniquitésdans les immigrations bilatérales canado-américaines sous l’ALENA, avec le

  7. Adherence in adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus correlates with treatment satisfaction but not with adverse events

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Tereza Hendrychova,1 Magda Vytrisalova,1 Alena Smahelova,2 Jiri Vlcek,1 Ales Antonin Kubena1 1Department of Social and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové, Charles University in Prague, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic; 2Diabetes Center, Department of Gerontology and Metabolism, University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, Charles University in Prague, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic Purpose: Diabetes self-care and self-monitoring adherence has a positive effect on the metabolic control of the disease. The aim of this study was to analyze the adherence to self-care recommendations and to identify its correlates in adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Patients and methods: One hundred and eleven patients with type 1 diabetes were enrolled in an observational cross-sectional study conducted at the Diabetes Center of the University Hospital in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. Diabetes self-care adherence was measured by the Self Care Inventory-Revised, and treatment satisfaction by the Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire-status version. Additional data were collected from self-administered questionnaires and medical records. The Mann–Whitney test, Spearman correlations, and multiple linear regressions were used in the statistical analysis. Results: The mean age of patients was 42.4 years; 59.5% of them were females and 53.2% of all patients used an insulin pump. The mean glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c was 66.2 ± 15.3 mmol/mol and the mean insulin dosage was 0.6 ± 0.3 IU insulin/kg/day. The number of hypoglycemic episodes (including severe that patients had in the last month before taking the survey was 3.6 ± 3.2. Self-care adherence was associated with treatment satisfaction (0.495; P = 0.004 along with frequency of self-monitoring of before meal blood glucose (0.267; P = 0.003. It was not associated with the incidence of hypoglycemic events or any other insulin therapy-related problems

  8. IncobotulinumtoxinA in aesthetics: Russian multidisciplinary expert consensus recommendations

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Yana Yutskovskaya,1 Elena Gubanova,2 Irina Khrustaleva,3 Vasiliy Atamanov,4 Anastasiya Saybel,5 Elena Parsagashvili,6 Irina Dmitrieva,7 Elena Sanchez,8 Natalia Lapatina,9 Tatiana Korolkova,10 Alena Saromytskaya,11 Elena Goltsova,12 Elmira Satardinova13 1Department of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, Pacific State Medical University, Vladivostock, 2Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Moscow National University of Food Production, Moscow, 3Department of Plastic Surgery, IP Pavlov Medical State University, St Petersburg, 4Department of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, SN Fedorova, Federal State Institution, Novosibirsk, 5Clinic Ideal, Laser Technologies Center, Moscow, 6Aestima-clinic, 7Clinic “Academy”, St Petersburg, 8Eklan Medical Center of Cosmetological Correction, 9Clinic of Aesthetic Medicine and Plastic Surgery, Moscow, 10Department of Cosmetology, II Mechnikov North-Western State Medical University, St Petersburg, 11Plastic Surgery Clinic, Center of Aesthetic Medicine and Beauty Cosmetology, 12“Neo-Clinic,” Tyumen, 13Botulinum Toxin Therapy Department, Diagnostic Center of the Irkutsk State Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Irkutsk, Russia Background: Although there are various international consensus recommendations on the use of botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A in facial aesthetics, there are no global or Russian guidelines on the optimal dose of incobotulinumtoxinA, free from complexing proteins, within specific aesthetic indications. This article reports the outcomes of two expert consensus meetings, conducted to review and analyze efficacy and tolerability data for incobotulinumtoxinA in various facial aesthetic indications and to give expert consensus recommendations to ensure best clinical practice among Russian clinicians. Methods: Thirteen dermatology and/or plastic surgery experts attended meetings held in Paris, France (November 2013, and Moscow, Russia (March 2014

  9. The 12th Edition of the Scientific Days of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei Bals” and the 12th National Infectious Diseases Conference

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    Cristian-Mihail Niculae

    2016-11-01

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