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  1. Paso elevado, en Krahnenberg

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    Wittfoht, Hans

    1965-02-01

    Full Text Available A bypass on the general highway is now being built near Andernach, Germany. It is about 1100 m long, and includes an elevated way. The design has been influenced by the poor soil resistance, and the fact that the road is built on a mountainside. The elevated way runs along a curve, with a minimum radius of 475 m, and is subdivided into 34 sections, each 31.75 m long. The deck consists of a box girder, separated into two compartments, and is of prestressed concrete. The deck cantilevers on each side of the longitudinal structure, and has a total width of 18.20 m. This allows for two separate pavements, a central separating section, and two lateral sidewalks. The construction procedure was significant. Owing to the nature of soil, and the need to avoid heavy concentrated loads, the traditional system of formwork was substituted by the Gerber procedure. This consists of 4 metal open girders which rest on the columns, which had been previously constructed. These beams, which are capable of conforming to the curvature of the road, are moved along the axis of the deck, with the aid of hydraulic jacks, as the process of concreting proceeds. A crane, with an operational reach of 35 m served to supply the materials and formwork at the various construction points.En las proximidades de Andernach (Alemania se está construyendo una derivación de la carretera general, con unos 1.100 m de longitud total, que consiste en una especie de puente o paso elevado. Se justifica esta solución particular por la poca consistencia del terreno y el especial trazado a media ladera. El eje del paso elevado sigue una alineación curva con radio mínimo de 475 m, y está subdividido en 34 tramos de 31,75 m de luz. El conjunto que forma el tablero es una viga cajón, bicelular, de hormigón pretensado y grandes salas en voladizo que dan una anchura total de 18,20 m, lo cual permite la habilitación de dos bandas de circulación separadas por un macizo central y dos andenes

  2. Íleo biliar

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    Allan Pérez-Baltodano; Marcela Bermúdez-Coto; Madelein Centeno-Rodríguez; William Vargas-Alpízar

    2005-01-01

    El íleo biliar es una entidad clínica difícil de diagnosticar que se produce como resultado de una comunicación anormal entre la vía biliar y el tubo digestivo, con la consiguiente evacuación del cálculo e impactación del mismo distalmente hasta que se presenta como un cuadro de obstrucción intestinal. Reportamos el caso de un paciente de 47 años de edad, sin antecedentes médicos ni quirúrgicos de importancia, que ingresó al servicio de emergencias quirúrgicas con un abdomen agudo, caracteriz...

  3. Íleo biliar

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    Allan Pérez-Baltodano

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El íleo biliar es una entidad clínica difícil de diagnosticar que se produce como resultado de una comunicación anormal entre la vía biliar y el tubo digestivo, con la consiguiente evacuación del cálculo e impactación del mismo distalmente hasta que se presenta como un cuadro de obstrucción intestinal. Reportamos el caso de un paciente de 47 años de edad, sin antecedentes médicos ni quirúrgicos de importancia, que ingresó al servicio de emergencias quirúrgicas con un abdomen agudo, caracterizado por dolor en epigastrio e hipocondrio derecho de cinco días de evolución, fiebre y vómitos. El ultrasonido de abdomen reveló una colecistitis aguda. La radiografía simple de abdomen mostró niveles hidroaéreos y una asa fija en el hipocondrio derecho. La laparotomía exploratoria reveló una fístula colecistogástrica asociada a obstrucción intestinal secundaria a un lito biliar enclavado en el íleon terminal. Se le practicó una colecistectomía, enterolitotomía, enterorrafia y reparación de la fístula en un solo tiempo quirúgico. Se realiza una revisión biliográfica de este tema de difícil diagnóstico, con el fin de exponer la controversia que aún existe sobre el manejo quirúrgico del íleo biliar y establecer los diversos criterios de resolución quirúrgica, tanto en uno como en 2 tiempos quirúrgicos.

  4. Íleo biliar

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    Allan Pérez-Baltodano

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El íleo biliar es una entidad clínica difícil de diagnosticar que se produce como resultado de una comunicación anormal entre la vía biliar y el tubo digestivo, con la consiguiente evacuación del cálculo e impactación del mismo distalmente hasta que se presenta como un cuadro de obstrucción intestinal. Reportamos el caso de un paciente de 47 años de edad, sin antecedentes médicos ni quirúrgicos de importancia, que ingresó al servicio de emergencias quirúrgicas con un abdomen agudo, caracterizado por dolor en epigastrio e hipocondrio derecho de cinco días de evolución, fiebre y vómitos. El ultrasonido de abdomen reveló una colecistitis aguda. La radiografía simple de abdomen mostró niveles hidroaéreos y una asa fija en el hipocondrio derecho. La laparotomía exploratoria reveló una fístula colecistogástrica asociada a obstrucción intestinal secundaria a un lito biliar enclavado en el íleon terminal. Se le practicó una colecistectomía, enterolitotomía, enterorrafia y reparación de la fístula en un solo tiempo quirúgico. Se realiza una revisión biliográfica de este tema de difícil diagnóstico, con el fin de exponer la controversia que aún existe sobre el manejo quirúrgico del íleo biliar y establecer los diversos criterios de resolución quirúrgica, tanto en uno como en 2 tiempos quirúrgicos.Gallstone ileus is a clinical entity of difficult diagnosis; it is the result of an anomalous communication between the biliary tree and the gastrointestinal tract, with the eventual evacuation of the gallstone which becomes impacted in the distal tract where it causes intestinal obstruction. We report the case of a 47-year-old male, without relevant past medical history, who arrived to the emergency room with epigastric and right upper quadrant pain, fever and vomiting. The abdominal ultrasound showed acute cholecystitis. A conventional abdominal film showed air- filled small bowel loops and a fixed loop in the right

  5. El paso elevado de Dunton, Inglaterra

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    Editorial, Equipo

    1969-09-01

    Full Text Available With a clear sense of modern requirements, the British Ministry of Transport has constructed an elevated pass at Dunton, over highway A 127. In addition to the usefulness it means for highly congested roads, it will avoid further impediments when the new Ford Motor Company factory, which is being built close by, enters into full operation. This elevated structure consists of twin bridges, with all necessary approaches. The length of these approaches is more than 3 km. The length of the pass is 67 m, and the maximum heigth is 6 m. The supporting piles are placed in groups of four, in the form of an inverted pyramid, and joined by a ground cross member. The total cost of the project was 71 million pesetas.Con un amplio sentido del progreso, el Ministerio de Transportes de Inglaterra ha construido un paso elevado en Dunton, sobre la carretera A 127. Además del servicio específico que preste a unas carreteras habitualmente congestionadas, evitará nuevas complicaciones cuando se ponga en servicio una factoría de la Ford Motor Company, que actualmente se construye en las inmediaciones. El paso elevado se compone de dos puentes gemelos, con las desviaciones y accesos necesarios. La longitud de estos puentes rebasa los 3 km. Tienen cuatro tramos, con una longitud total de 67 m y una altura máxima de 6 m. Las pilas son compuestas, formadas por cuatro pilares en forma de tronco de pirámide invertido y unidas por una viga de solera. El costo de la obra rebasó los 71 millones de pesetas.

  6. Osteodistrofia de la cirrosis biliar primaria

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    Guañabens Gay, Nuria

    1987-01-01

    [spa] La cirrosis biliar primaria es una enfermedad hepática que se manifiesta por un patrón clínico, bioquímico e histológico de colestasis crónica. Su curso puede complicarse con el desarrollo de una patología metabólica ósea cuyo tipo, frecuencia y mecanismos patogenéticos no están bien establecidos. Esta tesis se ha realizado con el fin de analizar la prevalencia y tipo de enfermedad metabólica ósea que se asocia a la cirrosis biliar primaria (CBP) e investigar los factores que influy...

  7. Depósito elevado, en Belfast

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    Gibberd Cbe, Felix

    1964-07-01

    Full Text Available An outstanding feature of the buildings which constitute the modern Ulster Hospital, at Dundonald, Belfast, is the elevated tank which supplies the hospital with water. The shape of this tank is pleasant and it provides a charming and smooth outline against the sky: it is reminiscent of a large sized drinking cup. The structure, made of reinforced concrete, is of straighforward design. The central support is used as the chimney stack for the boiler room. The water tank has an overall height of 32.5 m and will hold 450 cubic metres of water. The tank itself is 15.5 m high and has a maximum diameter of 10 m. The walls vary in thickness between 0.32 and 0.15 m. The hoop reinforcement is provided by 19 mm bars, whilst the radial reinforcement consists of 9 mm wires. The central column, or stack, has a wall thickness of 0.15 m, and is of circular cross section. Vertical 35 mm rods provide the metal reinforcement. Externally, this central column has eight ribs, 20 cm wide and 30 cm deep. The whole structure rests on an octogonal slab, with a maximum horizontal dimension of 9 m and is 2 m thick. The maximum tensile strength allowed for the concrete, when working in the most unsatisfactory conditions, is 12 kg/cm2.Entre las distintas construcciones que constituyen el moderno hospital Ulster de Dundonald, en Belfast (Irlanda del Norte, destaca, particularmente, el depósito elevado para el suministro y reserva de agua. Desde el punto de vista arquitectónico, su forma es de plástica agradable y de línea suave y graciosa, puesto que reproduce la silueta de una copa, de gran tamaño, muy utilizada. Su estructura, de hormigón armado, es sencilla y ha permitido aprovechar el núcleo central o soporte, hueco, para chimenea de la sala, de calderas. La altura total del depósito es de 33,50 m y su capacidad de 450 m3. El depósito propiamente dicho tiene 15,5 m de altura y 10 m de diámetro máximo. El espesor de las paredes varía de 0,33 a 0,15 m. Las

  8. Repercussões temporais da ligadura do ducto biliar principal em ratos Wistar

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    Maia Eugenio Lincoln Campos

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Objetivou-se investigar os efeitos temporais da ligadura do ducto biliar principal, em ratos Wistar. MÉTODOS: Utilizaram-se 48 ratos machos distribuídos em 2 grupos e redistribuídos em 4 subgrupos (n=06, identificados pelo tempo estipulado para a coleta das amostras (12, 24, 48 e 168 horas. Após laparotomia, os animais foram submetidos à dissecção e passagem de dois fios circundando o ducto biliar principal, sem ligadura (Grupo 1 e com ligadura (Grupo 2. RESULTADOS: As concentrações das bilirrubinas séricas (total, direte e indireta quando comparadas ao repectivo grupo controle, aumentaram (p<0,05 nos animais do grupo 2, nos tempos 24, 48 e 168 horas. As concentrações de proteína C reativa e fosfatase alcalina aumentaram (p<0,05 no grupo 2 no tempo 24 horas e nos tempos 24 e 48 horas, respectivamente. Concentrações de albumina e gamaglutamil transferase, não apresentaram diferenças significantes nos dois grupos. Foram observadas, no exame histopatológico, hiperplasia ductal, pericolangite e colangite no grupo 2 e pericolangite no grupo 1. CONCLUSÕES: A ligadura do ducto biliar principal induz aumento das concentrações séricas de bilirrubinas, proteína C reativa e fosfatase alcalina. Hiperplasia ductal, pericolangite e colangite são as principais alterações histológicas encontradas nos fígados dos ratos submetidos à ligadura do ducto biliar principal.

  9. Ultra-sonografia endoscópica (USE da vesícula biliar e das vias biliares

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    Machado Márcio Martins

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam as principais utilizações da ultra-sonografia endoscópica nas afecções que envolvem a vesícula biliar e as vias biliares. São descritos, ainda, alguns aspectos sonográficos à ultra-sonografia endoscópica, de condições malignas e benignas que afetam essas estruturas do aparelho digestivo, ressaltando a importância dessa metodologia no diagnóstico dessas alterações.

  10. Microcristais biliares na pancreatite aguda idiopática: indício para etiologia biliar oculta subjacente

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    CHEBLI Júlio Maria Fonseca

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available As principais causas de inflamação pancreática no mundo são a litíase biliar e o alcoolismo crônico. Admite-se que 10 a 30% das pancreatites agudas sejam idiopáticas. Sugere-se que parte destas são causadas por microlitíase ou barro biliar, identificados pela presença de microcristais no sedimento biliar. Neste estudo, realizou-se análise microscópica da bile obtida por colangiopancreatografia endoscópica, em pacientes com pancreatite aguda idiopática, pancreatite aguda biliar e pancreatite crônica alcoólica - 20 em cada grupo. Pacientes com pancreatite aguda idiopática e microcristais na bile foram submetidos a colecistectomia. Naqueles inaptos à cirurgia efetuou-se esfincterotomia endoscópica ou tratamento com ácido ursodesoxicólico. Pacientes com pancreatite aguda idiopática sem cristais não receberam tratamento específico. A prevalência de microcristais biliares em pacientes com pancreatite aguda idiopática (75% e pancreatite aguda biliar (90% foi significativamente maior que naqueles com pancreatite crônica alcoólica (15%. A detecção de microcristais apresentou sensibilidade de 90%, especificidade de 85%, valor preditivo positivo de 85,7%, valor preditivo negativo de 89,4% e acurácia de 87,5% em identificar pancreatite de origem biliar. Nos pacientes com pancreatite aguda idiopática recurrente, cursando com microcristais, houve redução significante dos episódios de pancreatite após tratamento específico. No seguimento deste grupo durante 23,3 meses, recidiva ocorreu apenas naqueles que apresentavam "fator biliar persistente" (coledocolitíase ou microcristais. Todos os pacientes com pancreatite aguda idiopática submetidos a colecistectomia apresentavam colecistite crônica, e microlitíase foi observada em um paciente. No seguimento ultra-sonográfico, colelitíase foi detectada em um dos casos. No subgrupo de cinco pacientes com pancreatite aguda idiopática sem microcristais houve uma recidiva. Estudo

  11. Biliary atresia Atresia de las vías biliares.

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    Pastor Thomas Olivares

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Biliary atresia is an obstructive and progressive process of unknown etiology that affects intra and/or extrahepatics biliary tracts and cause neonatal jaundice by serious obstruction of the biliary flow. It is presented with a frequency of 1 by each 10 000 – 15000 born alive. Is not hereditary and the most probable etiology is the progressive inflammatory illness of the biliary tracts. We presented the Good Clinical Practices Guideline for Biliary atresia, approved by consensus in the 4th National Good Clinical Practices Workshop in Pediatric Surgery (Las Tunas, Cuba, March, 2005.
    La atresia de vías biliares es un proceso obstructivo y progresivo de etiología desconocida que afecta las vías biliares intra y/o extrahepáticas y causa ictericia neonatal por obstrucción grave del flujo biliar. Se presenta con una frecuencia de 1 por cada 10 000 – 15 000 nacidos vivos. No es hereditaria y la etiología más probable es la enfermedad inflamatoria progresiva de las vías biliares. Se presenta la Guía de Buenas Prácticas Clínicas para Atresia intestinal yeyunoileal, aprobada por consenso en el 4º Taller Nacional de Buenas Prácticas Clínicas en Cirugía Pediátrica (Las Tunas, marzo 2005.

  12. Paso elevado, en Manchester – Inglaterra

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    Hayes, J.

    1970-09-01

    Full Text Available This is an urban main traffic connection, running south of the civic centre of Manchester, and facilitates communications in the East West directions. It also links the main motor roads entering the city from the South. It involves a viaduct with two traffic directions, with a total length of 975 m, which runs over several highways and pedestrian footpaths. The article describes the structure of this viaduct and its special features, such as an improved type of prestressed concrete dowels and certain construction problems.Se trata de un paso de enlace urbano, situado al sur del centro cívico de Manchester, que descongestiona el tránsito este-oeste actuando como un distribuidor entre las carreteras principales de entrada desde el sur. Incluye un viaducto de dos calzadas, de unos 975,36 m, que pasa por encima de un conjunto de carreteras al nivel del suelo y de pasos de peatones. El artículo describe la estructura elevada con unas notas sobre los aspectos notables del proyecto, como son: las mejoras introducidas en las dovelas de hormigón pretensado y los problemas que se presentaron durante la construcción.

  13. Paso elevado para peatones, en Oslo, Noruega

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    Strömme, E.

    1969-04-01

    Full Text Available This is a reinforced concrete bridge, in three spans, whose lengths are 18, 36 and 20 m, and its overall width is 3.85 m. In the horizontal plane the structure is S shaped, consisting of two 2nd degree parabolas, joined by two straight sections. From the construction and service aspects this was regarded as the most suitable shape. The main difficulties were due to the necessity of disposing of the required free vertical spaces and of avoiding the disruption of the traffic during the period of construction.Consiste en puente de hormigón armado, de tres tramos, cuyas longitudes respectivas son 18, 36 y 20 m. Su anchura total es de 3,85 metros. La planta tiene forma de S y está construida por dos parábolas de segundo grado, unidas por tramos rectos. Esta forma se consideró óptima desde los puntos de vista de construcción y de servicio. Las mayores dificultades que hubo que resolver se derivaron de la necesidad de conseguir los correspondientes espacios libres verticales y de evitar toda alteración del tráfico durante la construcción del puente.

  14. Paso elevado sobre el ferrocarril, en Cannes Francia

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    Idelberger, Klaus

    1979-12-01

    Full Text Available This article describes the construction in Cannes of the third section of an overpass bridging a number of railway tracks and platforms, achieving the supression of many curves in the coastal highway and this without Interfering with city traffic. For this third section the construction method chosen was a metal structure, despite the fact that the two previous sections were built in concrete. This overpass section has 15 spans, 14 of them are solved with a grid of welded beams supporting reinforced concrete slabs while the remaining span is a grid of laminated beams on concrete. The total amount of steel used was 3360 Tm, aside from the foundations and decking reinforcements.

    Se describe en este artículo la construcción, en Cannes, de la tercera fase de un paso elevado realizado sobre andenes y vías de ferrocarril, con el que se consigue eliminar una serle de curvas de la carretera costera y, además, no interferir el tráfico en la ciudad. Para este tercer tramo se eligió la construcción a base de estructura metálica, a pesar de que los dos tramos anteriores eran de hormigón. Se construyeron 15 vanos, de los cuales 14 de ellos llevan un emparrillado de vigas soldadas con losas de hormigón armado y el otro es un emparrillado de vigas laminadas sobre hormigón. El total de acero utilizado fue de 3.360 t sin contar las armaduras de los cimientos y de los tableros.

  15. Sistemas dinámicos de orden diferencial elevado

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    Sánchez Villaseñor, Eduardo Jesús

    2011-01-01

    La tesis se centra en el estudio de los grados de libertad descritos por las teorias Lagrangianas de campos relativistas de orden diferencial elevado poniendo de manifiesto su relacion con los grados de libertad de teorias ordinarias de segundo orden diferencial. Aunque como teorias cuanticas de campos son en general no unitarias por la presencia de "fantasmas de Weyl", historicamente han sido objeto de estudio por distintos motivos. En el primer capitulo, mediante el uso conjunto de tecnicas...

  16. El ácido linoleico conjugado disminuye la hipercolesterolemia pero aumenta el riesgo de litiasis biliar Conjugated linoleic acid lowers hypercholesterolemia but increases the risk for biliary lithiasis

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    V. Navarro

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available El término ácido linoleico conjugado (ALC designa una serie de isómeros del ácido linoleico, presentes en la carne y productos lácteos de rumiantes, que presentan sus dos dobles enlaces en posición conjugada. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue estudiar los efectos de un isómero del ALC, el trans-10, cis-12, sobre la colesterolemia y el riesgo de litiasis biliar en un modelo animal de hipercolesterolemia inducida por dieta. Para ello se utilizaron dos grupos de hámsters alimentados con una dieta hipercolesterolemiante suplementada al 0,5% con ácido linoleico o con el isómero trans-10, cis-12 del ALC, respectivamente. Se midió diariamente su ingesta de alimento y peso corporal y, tras 6 semanas, se obtuvieron muestras de suero y bilis, y se diseccionaron y pesaron sus hígados y bazos. Se determinó la colesterolemia, el contenido hepático y esplénico de colesterol, y la concentración biliar de colesterol, fosfolípidos y sales biliares; se calculó el índice litogénico biliar y se evaluó la presencia de cálculos biliares. El ALC no modificó la ingesta energética, el peso corporal final, ni el tamaño y contenido de colesterol del bazo, pero sí produjo una disminución significativa del colesterol sérico total (-18% a expensas de la fracción c-LDL (-66%, y también redujo significativamente el contenido hepático de colesterol libre (-26%, sin cambios en el colesterol esterificado. Además, el ALC produjo un incremento del 32% de la concentración biliar de colesterol, un aumento del 28% del índice litogénico y una mayor incidencia de litiasis biliar. Por tanto, el presente estudio demuestra que el isómero trans-10, cis-12 del ALC es hipocolesterolemiante debido, al menos en parte, a que aumenta la secreción de colesterol a bilis. En contrapartida, este efecto aumenta el riesgo de litiasis biliar.The term conjugated linoleic acid (CLA refers to a series of linoleic acid isomers present in meat and diary products from

  17. Tuberculosis peritoneal con niveles elevados de CA 125

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    Andrés José Gómez-Aldana

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumen La tuberculosis peritoneal hace parte de los diagnósticos diferenciales de ascitis; sin embargo, su documentación está dada por la presencia de granulomas necrotizantes al igual que el crecimiento de micobacterias en las muestras tomadas del peritoneo. Se presenta el caso de una paciente con dolor abdominal y ascitis en quien se documentaron lesiones nodulares en cavidad peritoneal, con niveles marcadamente elevados de "Antígeno Carbohidrato o Antígeno Cáncer" CA 125, sin cambios en otros órganos, realizando biopsias de peritoneo, con documentación de granulomas necrotizantes y crecimiento de micobacterias en el cultivo, por lo que se instauró tratamiento con adecuada respuesta logrando disminución progresiva de la ascitis y ganancia de peso.

  18. Cirugía laparoscópica biliar Laparoscopic biliary surgery

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    P. Martí-Cruchaga; V. Valentí; C. Pastor; I. Poveda; G. Zozaya; Rotellar, F. (Fernando)

    2005-01-01

    El siguiente artículo trata de exponer brevemente los posibles nuevos protocolos que se pueden aplicar en la patología biliar, a raíz de los cambios acaecidos con la aparición de las nuevas técnicas de cirugía biliar laparoscópica. Pretende realizar una síntesis de los últimos y más novedosos artículos sobre técnica quirúrgica y manejo en distintas patología biliares tales como coledocolitiasis o colecistitis. Se puede concluir que el manejo diferirá mucho según las capacidades técnicas de un...

  19. Íleo biliar y fístula colecistoduodenal. Informe de un caso

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    Carlos Salazar-Lozano; Erick Rolando Rocha-Guevara; Alberto Vargas-Gismondi; Mauricio de la Fuente-Lira; Rodrigo Ernesto de Obaldía-Zeledón; Carlos Cordero-Vargas

    2006-01-01

    Objetivo: describir un caso de íleo biliar y fístula colecistoduodenal, atendido en el Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, IMSS. Caso clínico: hombre de 54 años de edad con diagnóstico de colecistitis aguda, sometido a apendicectomía a los 34 años. Sin historia de enfermedad biliar. Al examen físico se encontraba afebril, abdomen con distensión leve, dolor a la palpación en hipocondrio derecho y Murphy positivo. Los exámenes de laboratorio indicaron leucocitos de 8,9...

  20. EFEITO DE CÁLCULOS BILIARES HUMANOS NA CAVIDADE PERITONEAL DE RATOS

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    Orlando Jorge Martins Torres; José Aparecido Valadão; Ailton José Rodrigues Silva; Rosane Penha Macau; Jean Carlos Antunes Cintra; Ulrich Andreas Dietz; Paulo Afonso Nunes Nassif

    1998-01-01

    Este estudo tem por objetivo analisar experimentalmente as características macroscópicas e microscópicas de cálculos biliares humanos na cavidade peritoneal de ratos. Foram utilizados 32 ratos Wistar, machos, pesando entre 205 e 268 g. Estes animais foram distribuídos em dois grupos e o procedimento cirúrgico foi realizado em cada grupo: no grupo A (n =16), os animais foram submetidos a manipulação intestinal; no grupo B (n=16), cálculos biliares humanos foram colocados na cavidade peritoneal...

  1. Depósito elevado para la Fiat

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    Nervi, Pier Luigi

    1965-07-01

    Full Text Available At the Turin Fiat factory an elevated water tank has been built, with a capacity of 2,000 m3 60 m above the ground, and cup shaped. The structure is reinforced concrete, and prefabricated panels are used, which are supported by a concrete disc, a cylindrical crown and radial ribs. The whole rests on piles. The stem is 8 m in diameter, and has been constructed with the aid of U shaped cylindrical panels, 3 cm in thickness, which served as external formwork for the stem walls. These are 60 cm thick at the bottom, and 50 cm at the top. The tank itself is a paraboloid, made with triangular panels which together form conical circular rings. These also served as formwork, and were supported by a tubular scaffolding. An observation post has been built on top of the tank. It is 25 m in diameter, and is covered with a ribbed spherical cupola, supported by hinged columns, which allow radial deformations, which are not transmitted to the top ring of the tank. The latter, being full of water, is kept at a more uniform temperature than the cupular roof, which is fully exposed to the weather.En la factoría Fiat, de Turín (Italia, se ha construido este depósito elevado, en forma de copa, de 2.000 m3 de capacidad y unos 60 m de altura sobre el suelo. Es de hormigón armado y paneles prefabricados, apoyándose sobre un disco de hormigón, una corona cilíndrica y contrafuertes radiales; todo lo cual descansa sobre pilotes. El fuste, de 8 m de diámetro, se ha construido con la ayuda de una serie de paneles, de superficie cilíndrica y sección transversal en forma de U con alas asimétricas, de 3 cm de espesor, que sirvieron de encofrado exterior en el hormigonado de las paredes, cuyo espesor varía de 60 cm en la zona inferior a 50 cm en la superior. La cubeta es un meridiano parabólico de revolución, constituido por paneles triangulares, formando anillos troncocónicos, que se utilizaron también como encofrado, apoyado sobre un entramado tubular en

  2. Carcinoma insospechado de la vesícula biliar.

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    Armando Cortés

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El carcinoma de la vesícula es una malignidad poco frecuente en Colombia. Este artículo pretende establecer la proporción global de carcinoma de la vesícula y el carcinoma de la vesícula insospechado e identificar características comunes en este grupo particular de pacientes. Materiales y métodos. Se evaluaron retrospectivamente todas las colecistectomías consecutivas realizados en la Fundación Hospital San José de Buga durante dos años. Resultados. De las 376 colecistectomías realizados en este hospital durante los dos últimos años, el carcinoma de la vesícula se diagnosticó en seis pacientes; sólo en uno de ellos fue sospechado antes de la cirugía. De acuerdo con la literatura la ocurrencia en mujeres (83.3% es más alta que en hombres (16.7%. La edad promedio es 58.5 años (rango 41-71; el síntoma más común es el dolor abdominal; la mayoría (66.7% tenía colelitiasis y los informes patológicos confirman el diagnóstico de adenocarcinoma en todos los 6 pacientes. Conclusión. La incidencia global de carcinoma insospechado de la vesícula en la presente serie es de 1.6%. No existió alguna característica común para este grupo de pacientes cuando se comparó con las personas con patología no-maligna. El carcinoma de la vesícula biliar puede pasar desapercibido al examen macroscópico del especímen quirúrgico tanto por el médico como por el radiólogo, el cirujano y el patólogo.

  3. Estenoses biliares benignas: reparação e resultados com o uso de silastic transhepático transanastomótico Benign biliary strictures: repair and outcome with the use of silastic transhepatic transanastomotic stents

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    José Artur Sampaio

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: Os avanços da medicina nem sempre estão relacionados a bons resultados homogêneos para todos os pacientes. Este é o caso de colecistectomia laparoscópica, cujas vantagens são amplamente reconhecidos na literatura médica. No entanto, ela pode trazer consigo temida e grave complicação que é lesão iatrogênica da via biliar extra-hepática. Ela vem aumentando nos últimos anos, apesar da curva de aprendizagem já estar ultrapassada na maioria dos centros. Está estabilizada em nível mais elevado do que o registrado nas colecistectomias laparotômicas. Na reparação das grandes lesões bom resultado pode ser alcançado com a utilização de tubos transanastomóticos em associação à hepaticojejunostomias. OBJETIVOS: Relatar 20 anos de experiência na reconstrução das vias biliares por lesão ductal com o uso de tubos transanastomóticos. MÉTODOS: Foram analisados os dados de 338 pacientes que se submeteram à operação para as principais lesões do ducto biliar entre janeiro de 1988 e dezembro de 2009. RESULTADOS: Todos os 338 pacientes foram submetidos à hepaticojejunostomias com anastomoses em Y-de-Roux (Hepp-Couinaud ou colangiojejunostomias, todos com o uso de tubos de silastic transanastomóticos. A longo prazo, bom resultado foi obtido em 240 (92,9% dos 338 pacientes, incluindo aqueles que necessitaram de procedimentos subsequentes. CONCLUSÃO: Estenoses biliares benignas próximas à confluência dos ductos hepáticos permanece sendo desafio cirúrgico. O uso de tubos de silastic transhepáticos transanastomóticos na reconstrução biliar alta é opção que pode proporcionar boa reparação biliar com baixos índices de complicações.BACKGROUND: The medical advances is not always related to homogeneous good results for all the patients. This is the case of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, whose advantages are largely recognized in the medical literature. However, this operation most dreaded complication

  4. Utilização de nano-partículas para a obtenção de betões de elevado desempenho

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    Martins, Tiago Manuel da Rocha; Torgal, Fernando Pacheco; Aguiar, J. L. Barroso de; Jesus, Carlos M. G.

    2014-01-01

    Os betões de elevado desempenho apresentam vantagens várias sobre os betões correntes nomeadamente elevada resistência e durabilidade. Estes materiais permitem a execução de estruturas com menor quantidade de aço e com uma vida útil superior, fatores cruciais para a ecoeficiência daquelas. Apesar disso as publicações sobre betões com nano-partículas são escassas, representando apenas 1% do total de publicações sobre estes materiais. As publicações sobre betões de elevado desemp...

  5. Perfuração Idiopática da Via Biliar: Uma Causa Rara de Colestase Neonatal

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    Apresenta-se o caso de uma criança do sexo masculino com icterícia e distensão abdominal, com início na segunda semana de vida. Observado às 7 semanas, tinha um quadro de colestase associado a ascite e desnutrição.Laboratorialmente havia marcada elevação das enzimas da via biliar, contrastando com uma citólise discreta. A cintigrafia excluiu atrésia das vias biliares. A paracentese revelou uma ascite biliar.Colocada a hipótese de perfuração da via biliar, foi submetido a laparotomia com colan...

  6. Plantas transgénicas con alto rendimiento en peso seco y almidón cuyos órganos de reserva presentanelevada textura, elevado contenido en almidón y elevado rendimiento en peso seco

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    Pozueta Romero, Javier; Alonso Casajús, Nora; Muñoz Pérez, Francisco José; Baroja-Fernández, Edurne

    2007-01-01

    Plantas transgénicas con alto rendimiento en peso seco y almidón cuyos órganos de reserva presentan elevada textura, elevado contenido en almidón y elevado rendimiento en peso seco. La presente invención proporciona plantas transgénicas con alto rendimiento en peso seco y almidón cuyos órganos de reserva presentan elevada textura, elevado contenido en almidón y elevado rendimiento en peso seco.

  7. Anatomia das vias biliares em doadores e receptores de transplante hepático inter vivos

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    Soares,Renato Vianna; Coelho,Júlio Cezar U.; Jorge E. F. Matias; Alexandre C.T. de Freitas; Zeni-Neto,Clementino; Godoy,José Luis de

    2006-01-01

    RACIONAL: Variações anatômicas das vias biliares são freqüentes e aumentam as complicações dos transplantes hepáticos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a anatomia das vias biliares nos doadores e receptores do transplante hepático inter vivos realizados no Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná e do Hospital Nossa Senhora das Graças de Curitiba, Curitiba, PR. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: A avaliação foi retrospectiva de março de 1998 até setembro de 2002 (23 transplantes), quando os dados passaram ...

  8. Serum oxidative stress is increased in patients with post cholecystectomy bile duct injury Aumento del estrés oxidativo en el suero de pacientes con lesiones de vías biliares postcolecistectomía

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    A. G. Miranda-Díaz

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: post-cholecystectomy bile duct injuries are identified by the onset of jaundice as well as elevated bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase levels during the peri-operative period. It is unknown how serum oxidative stress markers are modified in patients with post-cholecystectomy bile duct injuries. Objective: to determine serum oxidative stress marker levels (lipid peroxidation by-products, nitrites/nitrates and total antioxidant capacity in patients with post-cholecystectomy bile duct injuries. Patients and methods: a prospective, transversal and analytical study was designed with two groups. Group 1: 5 healthy volunteer subjects. Group 2: 52 patients with post-cholecystectomy bile duct injuries (43 female and 9 male. An elective bilio-digestive reconstruction was performed at week 8. The serum oxidative stress marker levels were quantified by colorimetric method. Results: patients with bile duct injuries had a significant increased serum lipid peroxides (malondialdehyde and 4-hydroxy-alkenals and nitric oxide metabolites (nitrites/nitrates levels compared to the control group. In contrast, total antioxidant capacity in patients with bile duct injuries remained similar compared to healthy controls. Conclusions: the results show that oxidative stress is usually associated to bile duct injury.Introducción: las lesiones de las vías biliares postcolecistectomía se establecen por la aparición de ictericia, elevación de las bilirrubinas y de la fosfatasa alcalina durante el periodo perioperatorio. Se desconoce cómo se modifican los marcadores de estrés oxidativo en el suero de los pacientes con lesiones de las vías biliares postcolecistectomía. Objetivo: determinar los marcadores de estrés oxidativo (productos de peroxidación de lípidos, catabolitos del óxido nítrico y capacidad antioxidante total en el suero de pacientes con lesiones de las vías biliares. Pacientes y métodos: se realizó un estudio prospectivo transversal

  9. Ictericia obstructiva secundaria a migración de fragmentos de hepatocarcinoma a la vía biliar

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    Hepp K,Juan; Balbontín M,Paulina; ARMAS M,RODOLFO; NAVARRETE G,CLAUDIO; Ríos R,Horacio; HUMERES A,ROBERTO; Rodríguez M,Gabriela; Roa E,Iván

    2010-01-01

    La ictericia obstructiva es una presentación poco común en un hepatocarcinoma (HC). Cuando en estos casos existe ictericia, habitualmente se debe a daño progresivo por cirrosis, o a infiltración tumoral extensa. El crecimiento o vaciamiento tumoral hacia la vía biliar se ha descrito ocasionalmente como causa de ictericia obstructiva. En raras ocasiones, puede tratarse de fragmentos de hepatocarcinoma que migran hacia la vía biliar, obstruyéndola. Presentamos un caso de ictericia obstructiva p...

  10. Adenocarcinoma de vesícula biliar como hallazgo histopatológico posterior a colecistectomía

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    Miguel Leonardo De la Parra-Márquez; Humberto Martínez-Garza; David Sánchez-Antúnez; Adriana Cabañas-López; Marlen Ramírez-Garza; Alejandra González-Quintanilla

    2005-01-01

    Objetivo: conocer la incidencia de adenocarcinoma de vesícula biliar posterior a colecistectomía en nuestra población. Material y métodos: se realizó un muestreo de tipo censal de los últimos 3 años, el cual incluyó 4548 vesículas. Se analizaron los resultados del estudio histopatológico y se recolectaron en un formato establecido. Posteriormente se obtuvo la incidencia de neoplasias malignas de vesícula biliar en nuestro hospital. Resultados: el hallazgo histopatológico más común fue la cole...

  11. Cirugía laparoscópica biliar Laparoscopic biliary surgery

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    P. Martí-Cruchaga

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El siguiente artículo trata de exponer brevemente los posibles nuevos protocolos que se pueden aplicar en la patología biliar, a raíz de los cambios acaecidos con la aparición de las nuevas técnicas de cirugía biliar laparoscópica. Pretende realizar una síntesis de los últimos y más novedosos artículos sobre técnica quirúrgica y manejo en distintas patología biliares tales como coledocolitiasis o colecistitis. Se puede concluir que el manejo diferirá mucho según las capacidades técnicas de un centro sobre el que recaiga una de estas patologías. Por tanto, actualmente no se puede imponer un protocolo estándar para todo el mundo. Las diferencias entre colangiopancreatografía retrógrada endoscópica y colangiografía intraoperatoria laparoscópica, todavía están por demostrar, no pudiéndose generalizar sobre si una técnica tiene más indicación que la otra. Lo mismo se podría decir sobre si el acceso a la vía biliar principal debe hacerse desde el conducto cístico o por el contrario debe realizarse una coledocotomía.The following article briefly sets out the possible new protocols that can be applied in biliary pathology, arising from the changes brought about by the appearance of new techniques of laparoscopic biliary surgery. It offers a synthesis of the latest and most novel articles on surgical technique and management in different biliary pathologies such as Choledocholithiasis and cholecystitis. It can be concluded that management will differ greatly, depending on the technical capacities of the centre that is called upon to deal with one of these pathologies. A standard protocol for everybody cannot thus be established at present. Teh differences between endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and intraoperative laparoscopic cholangiography have still to be demonstrated, it is not possible to make generalisations about whether one technique is more useful than the other. The same could be said about

  12. Prevalência e fisiopatologia da litíase biliar em pacientes submetidos a transplante de órgãos Prevalence and physiopathology of gallstone in transplant patients

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    Júlio Cesar Uili Coelho

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O objetivo do presente estudo é apresentar revisão da prevalência e dos principais mecanismos fisiopatológicos que levam a formação da litíase biliar em pacientes submetidos a transplante de órgãos. MÉTODOS: Revisão da literatura abrangendo 29 publicações obtidas das bases Medline/Pubmed, Scielo e Lilacs com cruzamento dos unitermos "transplante, transplante renal, transplante hepático, cálculo biliar, colecistite.". Vários estudos que utilizaram a ultrassonografia demonstraram aumento na prevalência da litíase biliar em pacientes submetidos a transplante de órgãos. A taxa de formação de cálculos novos após o transplante variou de 10 a 55% e a total (cálculos formados antes e após o transplante de 17 a 68%. Tanto o ganho como a perda de peso rápida, que podem ocorrer após o transplante, predispõem à formação de cálculos biliares. O uso do imunossupressor ciclosporina é considerado como o principal fator que aumenta a incidência de litíase biliar após o transplante. CONCLUSÃO: A prevalência de litíase biliar é maior nos pacientes submetidos a transplante de órgãos do que na população geral. As principais alterações que ocorrem no paciente transplantado que predispõem a formação dos cálculos são as alterações do peso corporal, uso de imunossupressores, diabete melito e hiperlipidemia.INTRODUCTION: The objective of the present study is to review the prevalence and the main physiopathologic mechanisms that result in gallstone formation in transplant patients. METHODS: Literature review with 29 papers included in Medline/Pubmed, Scielo and Lilacs database, crossing key-words "transplantation; kidney transplantation; liver transplantation; gallstone; cholecystitis". Several ultrasonographic studies have demonstrated an increase in gallstone prevalence in transplant patients. The formation rate of new stones after transplantation varied from 10 to 55% and the rate of total stones

  13. Reconstrução cirúrgica da estenose cicatricial de vias biliares pós-colecistectomia

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    Aderivaldo Coelho de Andrade

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar uma série de casos de estenose cicatricial de vias biliares pós-colecistectomia submetidos à reconstrução cirúrgica. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado estudo retrospectivo de 27 pacientes submetidos à reconstrução cirúrgica da via biliar por estenose cicatricial. O tipo de colecistectomia que resultou na lesão, idade e sexo, sinais e sintomas, o momento do diagnóstico, se precoce ou tardio, presença de cirurgias prévias na tentativa de reconstruir a árvore biliar, classificação das estenoses, e tipo de operação empregada para o tratamento da injúria foram analisados. RESULTADOS: Vinte e seis lesões ocorreram durante laparotomia e uma durante vídeolaparoscopia. Dezesseis pacientes (59% tiveram as lesões diagnosticadas no transoperatório ou nos primeiros dias de pós-operatório, sete (26% dos quais já submetidos à reoperação no hospital de origem, evoluindo mal; nove pacientes desse grupo (33% não tinham reoperação. Onze pacientes (41% apresentaram a forma clássica de estenose cicatricial, sem acidentes transoperatórios aparentes, com desenvolvimento de obstrução biliar tardia. Todos os pacientes foram submetidos à anastomose hepático-jejunal em "Y" de Roux, sendo que em dois casos os ductos hepáticos direito e esquerdo foram implantados separadamente na alça exclusa de jejuno. Vinte e seis pacientes (96,3% evoluíram bem inicialmente, um paciente teve fístula biliar e foi a óbito. Uma paciente com bom resultado inicial apresentou recidiva da anastomose, cirrose secundária e está aguardando transplante hepático. CONCLUSÃO: A maioria das lesões foi diagnosticada durante a colecistectomia ou nos primeiros dias de pós-operatório, sete pacientes já tinham sido operados na tentativa de reconstruir o trato biliar. A hepaticojejunostomia em "Y" de Roux empregada mostrou-se segura e efetiva em recanalizar a via biliar a curto e longo prazos.

  14. Perforación diverticular sigmoidea secundaria a la migración de endoprótesis biliar plástica

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    de Andrés A,Beatriz; Moreno R,Francisca; Legido M,Patricia; Rabadán J,José; Beltrán de Heredia R,Juan

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    Introducción: Las endoprótesis biliares son dispositivos que se emplean para ampliar las vías biliares estenosadas, especialmente en las obstrucciones malignas, aunque actualmente su uso está aumentando progresivamente en las enfermedades benignas biliopancreáticas. La colocación endoscópica de las endopró-tesis biliares es un procedimiento bien establecido que se realiza diariamente, aunque presenta una tasa de complicaciones de 5-10%, siendo las más frecuentes la colangitis y la obstrucción...

  15. Gallstone ileus: management options and results on a series of 40 patients Íleo biliar: opciones terapéuticas y resultados en una serie de 40 casos

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    D. Martínez Ramos

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: controversy remains about the management of gallstone ileus. While some authors propose enterotomy, others defend the one-stage procedure (simultaneously fistula repair. The objective of the present study was to analyze management options and comparative study their results. Material and methods: retrospective and descriptive study with revision of clinical stories of patients with the diagnosis of gallstone ileus between 1987 and 2008. All the following variables were recorded: dates of hospital admission, surgery and discharge, age, sex, pathological antecedents, preoperative or intraoperative diagnosis, treatment, location of the fistula and location of the obstruction. End-result variables were: postoperative complications, mortality, complications during the follow-up and biliary complications. Results: a total of 40 patients were included of 46,648 admissions. Age, comorbidity, and intraoperative diagnosis were related with poorer short- and long-outcomes. The percentage of postoperative complications was similar for groups with and without fistula repair. Mortality was higher in the group with fistula repair (15vs. 25%. Biliary complications were more frequent in the group without fistula repair (11 vs. 0%. Sex, location of the fistula and location of the obstruction did not be related with the prognosis. Conclusion: one-stage procedure is related with higher mortality rate than enterotomy alone. Nevertheless, fistula repair reduces the number of biliary complications during the follow-up.Introducción: todavía existe gran controversia sobre el mejor tratamiento del íleo biliar. Algunos autores proponen la enterotomía aislada, mientras otros defienden la reparación de la fístula bilioentérica en el mismo acto quirúrgico. El objetivo del presente estudio fue analizar las opciones terapéuticas en estos pacientes y estudiar sus resultados. Material y métodos: estudio retrospectivo y descriptivo, con revisión de las

  16. Paso elevado sobre línea ferroviaria en Coslada (Madrid)

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    Este proyecto desarrolla la construcción de un paso elevado sobre la línea ferroviaria en el municipio de Coslada, situado en la zona Este de la comunidad de Madrid. Dicha población se encuentra dividida por la línea de ferrocarril que conecta Madrid con Guadalajara y por la que circulan los trenes de cercanías de la línea C-2 y C-7. Esta línea ferroviaria supone una barrera en la correcta movilidad urbana, impidiendo el acceso entre los diferentes barrios del municipio. Los principales objet...

  17. Lesão iatrogênica de vias biliares Iatrogenic bile duct injuries

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    Guilherme Brasileiro de Aguiar

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar os casos de lesões iatrogênicas de vias biliares tratados na clínica cirúrgica do Hospital Getúlio Vargas - HGV nos últimos oito anos. MÉTODO: Foi realizada análise retrospectiva dos prontuários dos pacientes internados no HGV, com hipótese diagnóstica de lesão iatrogênica de vias biliares. Foram incluídos pacientes com lesões provenientes do próprio serviço e de outras instituições. Os prontuários foram revisados e obtidas as seguintes variáveis: procedência do paciente, idade, sexo, data da cirurgia inicial, sintomas, tempo de evolução, valores da bilirrubina, fosfatase alcalina, AST e ALT, TAP, creatinina, além da cirurgia realizada para correção da lesão, complicações, permanência hospitalar e condições do paciente na alta hospitalar. RESULTADOS: Foram confirmados 10 casos de lesão iatrogênica de vias biliares. Todos os paciente eram do sexo feminino, com idades variando entre 18 e 49 anos. Os sinais ou sintomas mais freqüentes foram icterícia, colúria e dor abdominal. Em relação à terapêutica cirúrgica, a hepático-jejunostomia em "Y" de Roux foi o procedimento mais empregado. CONCLUSÕES: As lesões iatrogênicas das vias biliares ainda representam um desafio para os cirurgiões e sua ocorrência está mais relacionada a procedimentos realizados em hospitais não especializados, por cirurgiões sem treinamento adequado. A principal medida a ser adotada é a prevenção da lesão. Após sua ocorrência, esta deve ser corrigida em hospitais com equipe médica treinada.BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the cases of iatrogenic lesions of the biliary tract treated in the surgical clinic at Getulio Vargas Hospital - GVH during the last eight years. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the patients' charts admitted with the diagnosis of iatrogenic lesions of the biliary tract was performed. Patients with iatrogenic lesions

  18. Cáncer de vesícula biliar en Chile y factores nutricionales de riesgo

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    Deborah Navarro Rosenblatt

    Full Text Available El cáncer de vesícula biliar es la neoplasia maligna más común en el tracto biliar. Chile presenta la tercera prevalencia más alta de cáncer de vesícula en el continente americano, siendo las mujeres chilenas de la ciudad de Valdivia las que presentan la prevalencia más alta. Los principales factores que se han asociado al cáncer de vesícula son: ser mujer, colelitiasis, obesidad, etnia, inflamación crónica, historia de enfermedades infecciones, como H. pylori y Salmonella e historia familiar de cáncer. En Chile la mortalidad por cáncer de vesícula es cercana al nivel de prevalencia. Esto se debe en parte a que el cáncer de vesícula es una enfermedad silenciosa y sin síntomas específicos en primeras instancias. Presentar obesidad y ser portador de agentes infecciosos, como Helicobacter pylori, son dos de los factores de riesgo más importantes para desarrollar cáncer de vesícula en Chile, ya que existe y una prevalencia de obesidad cercana al 30%. El objetivo de esta revisión literaria es informar y resumir los factores de riesgo de cáncer de vesícula prevalentes en Chile, para así enfocarse en la prevención y cuidado de estos, con el propósito de reducir la prevalencia de esta letal enfermedad.

  19. Síntesis de Derivados Fotoactivos de Ácidos Biliares para Aplicaciones Biológicas

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    Rohacova ., Jana

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    Los acidos biliares son esteroides biosintetizados en el higado que actuan como tensoactivos, facilitando la digestion de los lipidos. Para ello, circulan y se reutilizan en un movimiento conocido como circulacion enterohepatica, un proceso muy complejo en el que no todas las etapas estan perfectamente entendidas. Con el proposito de estudiar algunos aspectos relacionados con la circulacion enterohepatica, en la presente Tesis Doctoral se planteo preparar derivados fotoactivos de ...

  20. O desenvolvimento do contrato psicológico orientado para desempenhos de elevado rendimento

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    Correia, Rui

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O objectivo deste artigo consiste em demonstrar, conceptualmente, a relevância do contrato psicológico para a performance dos indivíduos nas organizações. O contrato de trabalho pode ser percepcionado de duas formas: o contrato formal, explicitado sob a forma de um contrato de trabalho escrito, e outra, informal e implícita, o contrato psicológico. Ambos envolvem direitos, obrigações e expectativas por parte do indivíduo e da organização. A literatura acentua a relevância do contrato psicológico transaccional, em detrimento de um contrato psicológico mais relacional, apesar dos contratos psicológicos assumidos pelos indivíduos se situarem, na realidade, num contínuo entre estes dois tipos de contratos. Neste estudo é apresentado um modelo conceptual explicativo do desenvolvimento dinâmico do contrato psicológico, orientado para performances de elevado rendimento. São analisados os contributos do contrato psicológico para o aprofundar de relações de compromisso, através de um maior envolvimento dos indivíduos no processo de definição de objectivos, e consequentes impactos ao nível da performance. O modelo propõe o estabelecimento de uma relação positiva e significante entre: confiança (cumprimento do acordo e justiça percebida, compromisso (objectivos e performance (elevado rendimento

  1. Prevalencia de dislipemia y riesgo cardiovascular elevado en pacientes con artritis reumatoide

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    María Jezabel Haye Salinas

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Los objetivos del estudio fueron comparar la frecuencia de riesgo cardiovascular (CV elevado y dislipemia (DLP en pacientes con artritis reumatoide (AR y en controles, identificar variables de la enfermedad asociadas a DLP y estimar el porcentaje de pacientes con AR medicados para DLP. Estudio de corte transversal que incluyó 409 pacientes con AR y 624 controles. El riesgo CV se determinó con las clasificaciones NCEP y SCORE modificados por European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR. Para DLP se utilizó la definición de Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III. La frecuencia de riesgo CV elevado fue similar en pacientes con AR y controles excepto cuando fue definida por NCEP-EULAR (7% vs. 2%; p = 0.00002. La DLP fue encontrada en el 43% de los pacientes con AR y en el 47% de los controles (p = 0.15. Los pacientes con AR y DLP tuvieron más manifestaciones extra-articulares (36% vs. 24%; p = 0.01 y mayor velocidad de sedimentación globular (VSG (21 (13-35 vs. 18 (10-30 mm; p = 0.003. El tratamiento recibido para DLP varió según la definición utilizada (11% a 32%. Se encontró mayor riesgo CV en los pacientes con AR solo cuando se definió por NCEP- EULAR. Los pacientes con AR y DLP tuvieron mayor VSG y manifestaciones extra-articulares. La mayoría de los pacientes con AR y DLP no estaban recibiendo tratamiento hipolipemiante.

  2. LITÍASE BILIAR EM IDADE PEDIÁTRICA – QUE ABORDAGEM?

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    Sara Leite

    2016-07-01

    Comentários: Neste caso, tal como referido na literatura, a presença de colelitíase comportou um risco acrescido de colédo- co-litíase sintomática. Contudo, a abordagem terapêutica não é consensual. Se por um lado na criança pequena a abordagem da litíase vesicular assenta numa atitude expectante, na presença de litíase biliar obstrutiva a terapêutica médica não é eficaz e a CPRE é o método terapêutico gold standard, mas a experiência em idade pediátrica é limitada. Neste caso, a ausência de ex- periência na realização de CPRE, nesta faixa etária, nas zonas Norte e Centro do país determinou que o procedimento se tenha realizado num Hospital de Lisboa.

  3. Depósito elevado de agua en Baydon Wiltshire - Gran Bretaña

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    Percey Scherrer, Edmund

    1980-11-01

    Full Text Available The elevated water tank in Baydon, built to supply, among other edifices, a service station located on the M 4 highway, is 18 m high and holds 50,000 liters. It is made up by a central column of in situ concrete, triangular prefabricated beams —which support the tank— and prefabricated aggregate panels for the outside. The choice of neutral colors for the building materials contributed to the preservation of the appearance of the countryside.

    El depósito elevado de agua de Baydon construido para abastecer, entre otras edificaciones, una estación de servicio situada en la autopista M 4, tiene 18 m de altura y 50.000 litros de capacidad. Está formado por una columna central de hormigón in situ, unas vigas prefabricadas triangulares —que soportan el depósito de agua propiamente dicho— y unos paneles prefabricados de árido visto para la parte exterior. La elección de colores neutros, para los materiales de construcción, contribuyó a no deteriorar el paisaje.

  4. Estudo ultrassonográfico morfométrico do fígado e trato biliar de suínos submetidos a obstrução biliar experimental

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    Aline Gomes de Campos

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar as alterações anatômicas decorrentes de um quadro de icterícia obstrutiva experimental induzida em suínos nos períodos pré e pós-operatório por meio de exame ultrassonográfico. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Seis suínos da raça Landrace, com 36 dias de idade, foram submetidos a obstrução biliar completa mediante ligadura do ducto colédoco por cirurgia videolaparoscópica. RESULTADOS: Não ocorreram dificuldades na execução dos procedimentos obstrutivos e a recuperação cirúrgica foi eficiente. Decorridos sete dias, os animais apresentaram icterícia, bilirrubinúria e acolia fecal. O exame ultrassonográfico comparativo permitiu visualizar hepatomegalia, colecistomegalia e aumento no calibre do ducto colédoco em todos os animais, assim como alterações decorrentes da colestase. A avaliação morfométrica revelou aumento significativo nos diâmetros da vesícula biliar e do lobo hepático lateral esquerdo. CONCLUSÃO: Os suínos representam um modelo experimental adequado de icterícia obstrutiva, e o exame ultrassonográfico demonstrou-se sensível e relevante no diagnóstico das alterações decorrentes de obstrução biliar extra-hepática nesses animais.

  5. Regulación de la biogénesis mitocondrial y de la biogénesis ribosomal en la cirrosis biliar secundaria en ratas.

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    Arduini, Alessandro

    2009-01-01

    RESUMEN La acumulación de sales biliares hidrofóbicas en el hígado promueve el desarrollo de la cirrosis biliar. Ésta patología está asociada con alteraciones de la función mitocondrial, promoción de la fibrosis y remodelamiento del parénquima hepático. Objetivos: Estudiar la biogénesis mitocondrial y la biogénesis ribosomal en el hígado cirrótico. Métodos: Se utilizó el modelo experimental de cirrosis inducida por ligadura del ducto biliar común (BDL) en ratas. Resultados y...

  6. PANCREATITIS AGUDA COMO PRESENTACIÓN DE UN QUISTE DEL CONDUCTO BILIAR EN EL ADULTO: REPORTE DE CASO Acute pancreatitis as a presentation of bile duct cyst in adults: a case report

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    Lenin Enríquez Domínguez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Paciente adulta se presentÓ en la sala de urgencias con un cuadro de pancreatitis aguda como complicaciÓn de un quiste del conducto biliar colédoco tipo IV, el cual fue diagnosticado por ultrasonograma abdominal durante su estancia intrahospitalaria. El diagnÓstico de quiste de colédoco es más difícil en la edad adulta ya que los pacientes raramente se presentan con la triada clásica de dolor abdominal, masa palpable e ictericia, presentándose principalmente con alguna manifestaciÓn de vías biliares o pancreática benigna. Existen pocas publicaciones en Occidente acerca de este tÓpico. La importancia en cuanto al diagnÓstico temprano, la clasificaciÓn del mismo y al tratamiento quirúrgico con la resecciÓn total del quiste radica en su alta incidencia hacia el desarrollo de colangiocarcinoma.An adult female patient who attended an ER with acute pancreatitis as a complication of bile duct cyst disease is described here; she was diagnosed by abdominal ultrasonogram during her hospital stay. A diagnosis of bile duct cysts is difficult to make in adults, since patients rarely present the classic picture of abdominal pain, palpable mass and jaundice; it is mainly presented as a biliary duct or pancreatic tissue complication. There are few publications on this topic in the west. A diagnosis can be made by ultrasound in many cases and is the image study of choice due to its low cost and accessibility. These are only few western publications concerning this subject. The importance of making an early diagnosis, classification and surgical treatment (total resection of the cyst lies in the high risk of malignancy developing.

  7. 'CRIOLLO-9', UN CULTIVAR DE AJO RESISTENTE A LAS ENFERMEDADES FITOPATÓGENAS Y ELEVADO POTENCIAL DE RENDIMIENTO

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    Humberto Izquierdo Oviedo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan las principales características del clon 'Criollo-9', saneado y rejuvenecido mediante la técnica de cultivo de meristemos. Este genotipo se mostró resistente ante las plagas y enfermedades que afectan a este cultivo y tuvo un elevado potencial de rendimiento.

  8. Pancreatitis aguda como presentación de un quiste del conducto biliar en el adulto: reporte de caso

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    Enriquez Domínguez, Lenin; Díaz Rosales, Juna de Dios; Cabrera Hinojosa, Enrique; Gutiérrez Ramírez, Pedro; Aguayo Muñoz, Baltazar

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    Paciente adulta se presentó en la sala de urgencias con un cuadro de pancreatitis aguda como complicación de un quiste del conducto biliar colédoco tipo IV, el cual fue diagnosticado por ultrasonograma abdominal durante su estancia intrahospitalaria. El diagnóstico de quiste de colédoco es más difícil en la edad adulta ya que los pacientes raramente se presentan con la triada clásica de dolor abdominal, masa palpable e ictericia, presentándose principalmente con alguna manifestación de ví...

  9. Ultra-sonografia intra-operatória (usio) do pâncreas e das vias biliares

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    Machado Márcio Martins; Rosa Ana Cláudia Ferreira; Barros Nestor de; Machado Marcel Cerqueira Cesar; Cerri Giovanni Guido

    2002-01-01

    Os autores relatam as principais utilizações da ultra-sonografia intra-operatória (USIO) nas afecções bilio-pancreáticas. É relatada a metodologia para a realização do exame nesse setor do aparelho digestivo, indicando os principais achados e armadilhas na interpretação das imagens. São descritos alguns aspectos sonográficos à USIO de tumores pancreáticos, pancreatites, e de tumores e cálculos de vias biliares. Como a USIO vem sendo cada vez mais utilizada durante as cirurgias bilio-pancreáti...

  10. Massive infestation by Ascaris lumbricoides of the biliary tract: report of a successfully treated case Infestação maciça por Ascaris lumbricoides nas vias biliares: relato de um caso tratado com sucesso

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    Dahir Ramos de Andrade Júnior

    1992-02-01

    Full Text Available This is a report of a 25 years old black woman from the city of São Paulo, Brazil, who developed acute obstructive cholangitis of Ascaris lumbricoides with septicemia and multiple hepatic abscesses. The patient had sickle cell trait and normal delivery 3 months ago. Massive infestation of the biliary tract by Ascaris lumbricoides was diagnosed by abdominal ultrasonography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiography. Sixty worms were removed from the common bile duct and hepatic abscesses were drained by surgery. The infectious process was polymicrobial. The patient's recovery was complete after a long evolution with a wide spectrum antibiotic therapy. New surgeries were needed to remove residual worms in the biliary tract. The diagnostic methods, clinical-biochemical features and also the clinical and surgical management are presented. The biliary ascariasis pathophysiology is commented.Descrito caso de mulher de 25 anos, negra, procedente da cidade de São Paulo - Brasil, que desenvolveu quadro agudo de colangite obstrutiva por Ascaris lumbricoides, com septicemia e múltiplos abscessos hepáticos. Era portadora de traço falciforme e tinha tido um parto normal há 3 meses. Foi estabelecido o diagnóstico de infestação maciça por Ascaris lumbricoides em vias biliares com ultrasonografia abdominal e colangiografia retrógrada endoscópica. Sessenta vermes foram retirados do colédoco e drenados os abscessos hepáticos por cirurgia. O quadro infeccioso era polimicrobiano. Houve recuperação total da paciente após longa evolução, com antibioticoterapia de amplo espectro e novas cirurgias com extração de vermes residuais. Os autores apresentam os métodos diagnósticos empregados, o quadro clínico-bioquímico e a abordagem terapêutica. A fisiopatologia da ascaridíase biliar é discutida.

  11. Estudio por ecoendoscopia de la vía biliar extrahepática en pacientes con pancreatitis aguda biliar Endoscopic ultrasonographic examination of the common bile duct in patients with acute biliary pancreatitis

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    A. Repiso

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: el objetivo de nuestro estudio fue valorar la utilidad de la ecoendoscopia en el estudio de la vía biliar extrahepática en los pacientes diagnosticados de pancreatitis aguda biliar y determinar los factores clínicos y analíticos relacionados con el resultado de la técnica. Material y métodos: se incluyeron en el estudio de modo consecutivo 73 pacientes (31 varones, 42 mujeres; media de edad 64 ± 15 años con pancreatitis aguda biliar remitidos a nuestro servicio para la realización de ecoendoscopia biliopancreática. En todos los pacientes se realizó la técnica seguida de CPRE con esfinterotomía y técnica endoscópica para la extracción de cálculos cuando se identificó por ecoendoscopia la existencia de coledocolitiasis. Se compararon las características clínico-evolutivas de estos pacientes con respecto al resultado obtenido con la ecoendoscopia. Resultados: la media de tiempo transcurrido desde el ingreso hasta la realización de la ecoendoscopia fue de 7 ± 6 días. En 18 pacientes (24% se observó en la ecoendoscopia la existencia de coledocolitiasis y en 17 de ellos se realizó esfinterotomía endoscópica. La presencia de coledocolitiasis fue más frecuente en aquellos pacientes con dilatación de la vía biliar extrahepática (55 vs. 14%; p 0,05. Tampoco se observó esta diferencia en el subgrupo de pacientes con pancreatitis aguda severa (45 vs. 55%; p > 0,05. Conclusiones: la ecoendoscopia es una técnica útil en la selección de los pacientes con pancreatitis aguda biliar que se beneficiarán de la realización de una esfinterotomía endoscópica.Objective: the objective of our study was to evaluate the usefulness of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS for the study of the common bile duct in patients diagnosed with acute biliary pancreatitis, and to establish clinical and laboratory factors related to this technique. Materials and methods: seventy-three consecutive patients with acute biliary pancreatitis were

  12. Fatores de Risco Associados aos Niveis Pressoricos Elevados em Criancas de Dois a Cinco Anos

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    Paula Azevedo Aranha Crispim

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: A prevalência de hipertensão arterial em crianças aumentou nas últimas décadas. Diversos fatores de risco estão envolvidos na gênese da hipertensão arterial infantil e sua identificação precoce pode prevenir o desenvolvimento posterior da doença. Objetivos: Avaliar a prevalência de pressão arterial elevada e fatores associados em crianças. Métodos: Estudo transversal de base populacional e domiciliar. Foram avaliadas 276 crianças de dois a cinco anos residentes em Goiânia, Goiás, investigando-se pressão arterial, características sociodemográficas, peso ao nascer, histórico de hipertensão arterial na família, tabagismo passivo, aleitamento materno, alimentação, hábito sedentário e estado nutricional. A regressão de Poisson foi utilizada para avaliar a associação entre os fatores de risco e a pressão arterial elevada. Resultados: A média de idade foi 3,1 ± 0,79 anos, sendo pressão arterial elevada e excesso de peso observados em 19,9% e 11,2% das crianças, respectivamente. Houve associação direta de pressão arterial elevada com idade [razão de prevalência (RP = 2,3; IC95%: 1,2 - 4,8; p = 0,017] e excesso de peso (RP = 2,0; IC95%: 1,2 - 3,6; p = 0,014. As demais variáveis não se associaram a pressão arterial elevada. Conclusões: A prevalência de pressão arterial elevada em crianças foi alta. Aquelas com excesso de peso e mais jovens apresentaram maior prevalência de níveis pressóricos elevados.

  13. Oclusión intestinal por íleo biliar. Presentación de un caso

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    Mayquel Monzón Rodríguez

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El íleo biliar es la obstrucción mecánica del tubo digestivo producida por el impacto de un cálculo en la luz intestinal. Es una complicación rara de la litiasis biliar que ocurre en apenas el 0,1 % de los pacientes. Se presenta el caso de una paciente femenina de 89 años, diabética, hipertensa  y con afección cardiaca que acudió al Cuerpo de Guardia de Cirugía del Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, de Cienfuegos, por dolor abdominal y vómitos.  Se constató mediante examen físico y radiológico la presencia de una oclusión intestinal mecánica por lo cual fue  intervenida quirúrgicamente de urgencia. Se encontró como causa de la oclusión un grueso cálculo en un asa yeyunal. La paciente evolucionó satisfactoriamente y fue dada de alta a los 5 días de operada.

  14. Depósito elevado de hormigón armado, Argentina

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    Editorial, Equipo

    1965-03-01

    Full Text Available The firm S. A. D. E., near Buenos Aires (Argentina, has built an elevated tank, with a capacity of 80 m3, at 21 m height, to supply water to its large industrial installations. The tank is of reinforced concrete. It is shaped as a circular, rather shallow cup, which is subdivided into four compartments, connected in symmetrical pairs with respect to the central axis. This ensures a weight balance when it is filled and emptied. This tank is of interest because of its method of construction, and the prefabrication procedure adopted. The supporting stem is a hollow cylinder, made of prefabricated sections, each 1.60 m long. At the bottom there is a circular slab, which rests on four cylindrical concrete, prefabricated piles, each 15 m long. The system of control valves is placed below the slab. Ascent to the top part is by means of a spiral staircase, whose steps are attached to the stem. To increase its stability, six metal rods, 7.5 cm in diameter, have been added to the cylindrical stem, and the handrail for the steps has been conveniently attached to these. The side thrusts due to wind forces acting on the tank are withstood by means of six radial beams, 5 m in length.Para abastecer de agua a un gran conjunto industrial que construye la Empresa S. A. D. E. cerca de Buenos Aires (Argentina, se ha construido un depósito elevado, de 80 m3 de capacidad y 21 m de altura. La cubeta, de hormigón armado, tiene la forma de una copa aplanada de planta circular y se ha subdividido en cuatro compartimientos comunicados dos a dos, simétricos respecto al eje vertical, con objeto de conservar el equilibrio de cargas durante las operaciones de carga y vaciado. La particularidad de este depósito consiste en su método constructivo y en los procedimientos de prefabricación empleados. El fuste o soporte único central es un cilindro hueco, formado por trozos prefabricados, de 1,60 m de longitud. El de base se apoya sobre una losa circular —que descansa

  15. Ultra-sonografia intra-operatória (usio do pâncreas e das vias biliares

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    Machado Márcio Martins

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam as principais utilizações da ultra-sonografia intra-operatória (USIO nas afecções bilio-pancreáticas. É relatada a metodologia para a realização do exame nesse setor do aparelho digestivo, indicando os principais achados e armadilhas na interpretação das imagens. São descritos alguns aspectos sonográficos à USIO de tumores pancreáticos, pancreatites, e de tumores e cálculos de vias biliares. Como a USIO vem sendo cada vez mais utilizada durante as cirurgias bilio-pancreáticas, os autores concluem enfatizando a importância de se conhecer essa metodologia de exame ultra-sonográfico.

  16. Ascaridíase biliar complicada: espectro de problemas e táticas cirúrgicas Biliary ascariasis: spectrum of surgical problems and tactics

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    Lisieux Eyer de Jesus

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Discutir as variantes clínicas e táticas para tratamento cirúrgico da ascaridíase biliar complicada. MÉTODO: Trabalho retrospectivo de pacientes operados por complicações de ascaridíase biliar num período de cinco anos. RESULTADOS: São descritos quatro casos de ascaridíase biliar complicada em crianças (três pré escolares e um escolar, expressos através de pseudocisto pancreático, icterícia obstrutiva, colangite e múltiplos abscessos hepáticos, todos tratados cirurgicamente. Descrevemos detalhes técnicos da abordagem operatória para cada um dos casos. CONCLUSÕES: O espectro das afecções biliares secundárias à ascaridíase é variável e é necessário um arsenal de táticas operatórias para a abordagem de cada caso. É desaconselhável o uso de anti-helmínticos antes da resolução clínica da invasão da via biliar. A afecção preferencial de crianças jovens exige o uso de técnicas e materiais adequadamente delicados para a manipulação das vias biliares.BACKGROUND: To discuss the clinical expression and technical variations involved in the surgical treatment of complicated biliary ascariasis. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients operated on to treat complicated biliopancreatic ascariasis in a five year period. RESULTS: We describe four cases of complicated biliary ascariasis affecting children (three pre-schoolers and one school-aged child, clinically expressed as pancreatic pseudocyst, obstructive icterus, cholangitis and multiple hepatic abscesses, all surgically treated. We discuss aspects of operative treatment for each one of these patients. CONCLUSION: There are many variations concerning clinical and surgical presentations of biliary ascariasis, and a number of surgical tactics are necessary to solve those cases. We are against the use of anti-helmintics before the clearance of biliary passages. Preferential compromise of young children makes it necessary to use adequate and miniaturized

  17. Gastos elevados em plano privado de saúde: com quem e em quê High expenditure on a private healthcare plan: for whom and in what

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    Alberto Hideki Kanamura

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os gastos e o perfil de beneficiários de um plano de saúde privado e o impacto desses gastos nas finanças do plano e dos beneficiários. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo, incluindo 64.219 clientes de um plano de saúde que opera no Estado de São Paulo, no ano de 2003. Foram analisadas as características dos clientes de gastos elevados segundo a distribuição etária, por sexo, natureza dos gastos e doenças relacionadas. RESULTADOS: Dentre todos os clientes, 642 beneficiários (1% produziram os maiores gastos no ano, responsáveis por 36% do total. Dentre esses beneficiários, 45% eram idosos acima de 60 anos. O maior gasto foi com material e medicamento. As doenças do aparelho circulatório, neoplasias malignas, do sistema osteomuscular, do aparelho respiratório e as causas externas foram as mais freqüentemente relacionadas a esses gastos. CONCLUSÕES: A idade é um importante fator associado aos gastos elevados, tendo estreita relação com as doenças crônico-degenerativas. Assim, o envelhecimento da população aponta a necessidade de mudanças estratégicas na gestão dos planos de saúde privados.OBJECTIVE: To assess expenditures and the profile of beneficiaries of a private health plan and the impact of these expenditures on the finances of both the plan and of beneficiaries. METHODS: Descriptive study including 64,219 costumers of a health insurance plan of the State of São Paulo in the year of 2003. The characteristics of high spenders were assessed according to age group, gender, type of expenditure, and related diseases. RESULTS: Among all customers, 642 beneficiaries (1% were the highest spender in the year, accounting for 36% of the total. Among these beneficiaries, 45% were elderly, over 60 years old. Greatest expenditure was with medical supplies and drugs. Circulatory diseases, cancer, musculoskeletal diseases, respiratory tract diseases and the external causes were most frequently associated with these

  18. Atresia das vias biliares extra-hepáticas: conhecimentos atuais e perspectivas futuras Extrahepatic biliary atresia: current concepts and future directions

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    Elisa de Carvalho

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Apresentar uma revisão atualizada sobre atresia das vias biliares extra-hepáticas, com ênfase em etiopatogenia, abordagens diagnósticas e terapêuticas e prognóstico. FONTES DOS DADOS: Foram selecionadas pelos sites de busca médica (MEDLINE e PubMed pesquisas relacionadas à atresia biliar, utilizando as seguintes palavras-chave: biliary atresia,etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, children. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS A atresia das vias biliares extra-hepáticas é a principal indicação de transplante hepático na faixa etária pediátrica. Quanto à etiologia, o citomegalovírus, o reovírus e o rotavírus têm sido os agentes mais estudados como possíveis desencadeadores da obstrução imunomediada da árvore biliar. A resposta imune, especialmente o predomínio da resposta TH1 e do interferon gama, a susceptibilidade genética e as alterações do desenvolvimento embrionário da árvore biliar são aspectos que podem participar na etiopatogênese da obliteração das vias biliares extra-hepáticas. Ainda hoje, o único tratamento disponível é a portoenterostomia, cujos resultados são melhores quando realizada nos primeiros 2 meses de vida. Em relação ao prognóstico, as crianças não tratadas vão a óbito na totalidade, por complicações relacionadas à hipertensão portal e à cirrose hepática, e mesmo os casos tratados necessitam, em sua maioria, do transplante hepático. CONCLUSÃO: A atresia das vias biliares extra-hepáticas continua sendo a principal indicação de transplante hepático em crianças, e a mudança deste panorama depende de um melhor entendimento da etiopatogenia da obstrução biliar nos diferentes fenótipos da doença. Investigações futuras a respeito do papel do interferon gama e de outras citocinas são necessárias para avaliar se esses aspectos seriam potenciais alvos de intervenção terapêutica.OBJECTIVE: To provide an updated review on extrahepatic biliary atresia, focusing

  19. ESTUDO DA ANATOMIA VASCULAR SANGUÍNEA E BILIAR DO SEGMENTO LATERAL ESQUERDO DO FÍGADO E SUA APLICAÇÃO CIRÚRGICA

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    Ribeiro Jr. Marcelo A. F.; Goldenberg Saul; Prates José Carlos

    1998-01-01

    O objetivo do presente estudo é investigar a anatomia vascular sanguínea e biliar do segmento lateral esquerdo ou segmentos II e III do fígado, assim como suas variações, para se evitarem complicações isquêmicas ou trombóticas do segmento lateral esquerdo, bem como o surgimento de fistulas biliares após o transplante hepático parcial ou reduzido. 25 cadáveres foram avaliados. A veia porta, artéria hepática, via bilífera e veias hepáticas foram submetidas a técnica de injeção de acrílico na fo...

  20. Betões de elevado desempenho com nano-partículas de TiO2 e cinzas volantes : resistência mecânica, durabilidade e custo

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    Martins, Tiago Manuel da Rocha; Aguiar, J. L. Barroso de; Jesus, Carlos M. G.; Torgal, Fernando Pacheco

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    Os betões de elevado desempenho apresentam vantagens várias sobre os betões correntes nomeadamente elevada resistência e durabilidade. Estes materiais permitem a execução de estruturas com menor quantidade de aço e com uma vida útil superior, fatores cruciais para a eco-eficiência daquelas. Apesar disso as publicações sobre betões com nano-partículas são escassas, representando apenas 1% do total de publicações em revista internacional sobre estes materiais. As publicações sobre betões de ele...

  1. Depósito elevado Mar de Plata República Argentina

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    Magaldi, Jorge W.

    1974-12-01

    Full Text Available The reservoir has a capacity of 80 m3 and a total height of 20 m. Mixed construction with reinforced concrete —partially prefabricated in the factory and at the site itself— and metal members. The column, the tank, the auxiliary lifting members were constructed with great skill, trying to overcome the many disadvantages of the area that is exposed to strong winds, at times of a speed of 150 km/hour.Tiene capacidad para 80 m3 y una altura total de 20 metros. Construcción mixta, a base de hormigón armado —parcialmente prefabricada en taller y en la propia obra— y elementos metálicos. La columna, la copa, los elementos auxiliares de subida y la basa fueron construidos con gran habilidad e ingenio, procurando vencer los muchos inconvenientes que presentaba el hecho de que la zona es azotada por frecuentes vientos, cuya velocidad alcanza muchas veces los 150 km/hora.

  2. DOBLE CONDUCTO CÍSTICO EN VESÍCULA BILIAR ÚNICA: HALLAZGO QUIRÚRGICO Double cystic duct in single gallbladder: surgical finding

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    Lenin Enríquez-Domínguez

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La presencia de anomalías en el tracto biliar es un hallazgo común, sin embargo un conducto cístico doble sin la presencia de duplicación de la vesícula biliar es muy rara; y existen pocos reportes en la literatura. Presentamos el hallazgo transoperatorio de un conducto cístico doble, sin la presentación clínica típica. No se hizo diagnóstico prequirúrgico adecuado, a pesar de que existen los métodos apropiados. Es prudente tener en mente las malformaciones, de la vía biliar, para una correcta identificación.The presence of anomalies in the biliary tract is a common finding, but a double cystic duct without gallbladder duplication is very rare, and there are few reports in the literature. We report the chirurgical discovery of a double cystic duct, without the typical clinical presentation. Preoperative diagnosis was not appropriated, although there are precise methods to do it. We must keep in mind the malformations of the biliary tract, for a proper identification

  3. Papel da luminosidade do biotério no comportamento do rato no labirinto em cruz elevado

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    Martinez, Raquel; Garcia,Andrea Milena Becerra; Morato,Silvio

    2005-01-01

    Há pouca informação sobre o efeito dos ambientes onde os ratos são mantidos antes de testes. Para investigar o efeito da iluminação do biotério, ratos Wistar machos foram submetidos a um período de 96 h de iluminação contínua, escuridão contínua ou um ciclo claro escuro de 12:12 h e testados no labirinto em cruz elevado em uma sala iluminada (150 lux) ou escura (0 lux). Os resultados mostram que nem a iluminação contínua nem a escuridão contínua do biotério afetam o comportamento dos ratos, q...

  4. AVALIAÇÃO DE CITOCINAS NA FIBROSE HEPÁTICA INDUZIDA EM RATOS PELA LIGADURA DO DUCTO BILIAR

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    Juliana Saraiva Freitas

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A fibrose hepática é uma doença causada por uma grande variedade de doenças crônicas que afetam o fígado após diferentes agressões, cujo único tratamento é o transplante de fígado. A patogênese da fibrose engloba uma complexa interação entre as células e a matriz extracelular do tecido hepático, interações estas mediadas por citocinas que modulam a progressão da fibrose. O objetivo do trabalho foi analisar quantitativamente o perfil de citocinas pró-inflamatórias (IL-6 e TNF-a e anti-inflamatória (IL-10 no fígado de ratos, com diferentes graus de fibrose, induzida pela ligadura do ducto biliar (LDB. Vinte ratos foram submetidos ao procedimento da LDB e eutanasiados após 2, 4 e 6 semanas da indução da fibrose para a remoção do fígado e quantificação das citocinas pró e anti-inflamatórias pelo método de ELISA sanduíche. Foi observado o aumento na concentração de todas as citocinas após 4 semanas da LDB e diminuição dessas concentrações na 6ª semana. Dentre as citocinas pró-inflamatórias, o TNF-a mostrou aumento e diminuição estatisticamente significantes, respectivamente, na 4ª e 6ª semana, quando comparado a IL-6, a qual não apresentou significância estatística em nenhuma semana após a LDB. A IL-10, mostrou-se, significativamente, elevada na 4ª semana, seguida de uma diminuição moderada na 6ª semana. Esses resultados indicam que o TNF é a principal citocina na progessão da fibrose biliar, principalmente, durante sua fase intermediária. Ao mesmo tempo, a IL-10 atua nessa fase, limitando a produção da citocina pró-inflamatória TNF-a, na tentativa de um controle endógeno da progressão da doença.

  5. Paso elevado sobre la carretera nacional alemana número 42

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    Polensky & Zöllner, Constructora

    1965-07-01

    Full Text Available National Road no. 42 runs along one of the shores of the river Rhine in the neighbourhood of Rhöndorf. It is crossed by a secondary road by means of an elevated crossing, which can carry light vehicles and pedestrians. The crossing is 136.5 m in length, and consists of five spans, whose lengths are 23.6, 32.1, 32.1, 28.7 and 20 m. The width of the deck is 5.5 m, of which 4 m are taken up with the road pavement, and the rest with two lateral footpaths. The structure is a boxgirder. It is a prestressed, continuous beam, which runs along a curve. Access to the bridge is along ramps built on soil embankments. Owing to the curved planform of the crossing, the torsion forces on the structure are relatively important, but the special distributions of the prestressing cables has made it possible to counteract this loading effect in a satisfactory manner. The hollow reinforced concrete supports are trapezoidal in cross-section, and have hinges at the top and 1 bottom. Thus they act as pendules. The tubes containing the prestressing cables are injected with cement after the cables have been stretched, in accordance with the technique of the contractors, Messrs. Polensky & Zöllner; a firm of worldwide reputation.La carretera nacional número 42 se extiende a lo largo de una de las márgenes del río Rin, en las inmediaciones de Rhöndorf; el cruce con un camino secundario se salva mediante un paso superior, para vehículos ligeros y peatones, que tiene 136,5 m de longitud total, subdividida en cinco tramos de 23,6; 32,1; 32,1; 28,7, y 20 m de luz, respectivamente. La anchura del tablero es de 5,5 m, de los que 4 m corresponden a la calzada y 1,50 a dos andenes laterales e iguales. La estructura resistente es una viga-cajón, continua, pretensada, cuyo eje tiene forma de U muy aplanada. Los accesos al paso están constituidos por dos rampas apoyadas sobre terraplenes. A causa del trazado en curva, los efectos de torsión tienen relativa importancia, pero

  6. Intra and extra hepathic biliary ducts of ducks (Anas boscas Vias biliares intra e extra-hepáticas de marreco-de-pequim (Anas boscas

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    Juarez Cezar Borges de Aquino

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A study in 38 liver of adults ducks from Jundiaí, state of São Paulo, was developed. After injection of Neoprene latex 650 colored by green and fixation in aqueous 10% formalin, the material was dissected under dental loupe, photographed and sketched. The intra hepatic bile ducts of the left lobe showed up in 76.3% the samples consisting of three collecting ducts bile; and 23.7% of the cases, there was the presence of one collector originated from caudal segment, draining to the hepatic duodenal duct. In the right lobe, in 100% of samples, were four collecting duct segments: cranium medial superficial, cranium medial deep, lateral and caudal (ventral caudal. With regard to biliary extra hepatic in 36 samples(94.7% it was composed of three ducts visible in hepatic hilum: hepatic duodenal, hepatic cystic and cystic duodenal. In two samples (5.3% was not observed hepatic cystic duct. The hepatic duodenal ductand cystic duodenal duct in 100% of the samples, they reached the duodenum. In six samples (15.8 %, besides the hepatic cystic duct, the gallbladder was achieved directly by bile collecting ducts of the right lobe. The gallbladder was not achieved by hepatic cystic duct in two samples (5.3 %. As vias biliares intra e extra-hepáticas de 38 marrecos-de-pequim adultos, provenientes de Jundiaí,estado de São Paulo, após injeção de Neoprene Látex 650 corado de verde e fixação em solução aquosa de formol a 10%, foram dissecados sob lupa odontológica, fotografados e desenhados esquematicamente. A via biliar intra-hepática no lobo esquerdo mostrou-se constituída por três ductos coletores biliares em 76,3% das amostras e, em 23,7% dos casos, está presente um quarto coletor, originado no segmentocaudal, drenando para o ducto hepatoduodenal. No lobo direito, em 100% das amostras ocorreram quatro ductos coletores dos segmentos craniomedial superficial, craniomedial profundo, lateral e caudal (ventrocaudal. No que se refere à via biliar

  7. Factores que influyen sobre algunas variables productivas en corderos finalizados en corrales elevados con piso de rejilla

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    Germani Adrián Muñoz-Osorio

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La finalización intensiva de corderos en corrales elevados con piso de rejilla permite que los animales se mantengan en un ambiente sano, con menos carga parasitaria, protección de los depredadores, reducción en el gasto energético y un mejor microclima, sin embargo, poco se conoce sobre el comportamiento productivo de los corderos bajo este sistema de producción. La identificación de los factores que influyen sobre el comportamiento productivo de los corderos en este tipo de alojamiento es crucial para mejorar su productividad. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar los efectos de granja, año y época del año sobre algunas variables productivas de corderos finalizados en corrales elevados con piso de rejilla en el trópico subhúmedo de México. Se analizaron 882 datos de la ganancia diaria de peso post-destete (GDP, del peso corporal final (PCF y del periodo de finalización (DE de corderos machos de cuatro granjas (granja A, n = 166; granja B, n = 122; granja C, n = 350; granja D, n = 244. El modelo estadístico incluyo los efectos fijos de la granja (A, B, C y D, de la época del año (lluvia y seca y del año (2010, 2011, 2012 y 2013 sobre GDP, PCF y DE. El modelo incluyó el peso corporal inicial como covariable. Las medias generales para GDP, PCF y DE fueron 263 g, 35 kg y 77 días, respectivamente. La granja afectó (P<0.001 todas las variables evaluadas. La época del año afectó (P<0.001 PCF y DE, pero no GDP. El año afectó (P<0.001 todas las variables evaluadas. La interacción granja × época del año afectó (P<0.001 PCF y DE, pero no GDP. En conclusión, el comportamiento productivo de corderos finalizados en jaulas elevadas en el trópico subhúmedo de México, fué afectado por la granja, el año y parcialmente por la época del año y la interacción granja × época del año.

  8. Diagnostic yield of brush cytology for biliary stenosis during ERCP Rentabilidad diagnóstica de la citología por cepillado de las estenosis biliares durante la CPRE

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    R. Temiño López-Jurado

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Aim: to evaluate the diagnostic yield of brush cytology for biliary strictures detected on ERCP when a systematic approach is used. Patients and methods: data on 62 consecutive patients with a biliary stricture on ERCP were collected. Cytological samples were processed immediately after brushing in the endoscopy room, and all were analyzed by the same pathologist. For the statistical analysis specimens were classified as positive, negative, suspicious for malignancy (presence of atypias, and unsatisfactory for evaluation. Final diagnosis was based on either histopathologic (surgery or biopsies by other techniques or clinical/radiographic diagnosis. Results: a total of 71 cytological specimens were included. Definite diagnosis was malignancy in 49 samples, and benign stricture in 22. Three samples were excluded because of insufficient material or processing artifacts. The sensitivity of biliary brushing was 62% (95% CI 0.47-0.77, specificity was 100%, positive predictive value was 100%, and negative predictive value was 58% (95% CI 0.43-0.75. When suspicious samples were included as malignant, sensitivity was 67% (95% CI 0.54-0.81 without changes in the remaining parameters. Eight patients underwent more than one ERCP. Repeated brush cytology exams in these patients yielded a definitive diagnosis in every case. Conclusions: brush cytology has intermediate sensitivity with a high specificity. A systematic approach with a dedicated pathologist and the inclusion of significant atypias as malignant results improves sensitivity. Due to its simplicity brush cytology should be performed in all cases of biliary strictures detected on ERCP, and in case of repeated ERCPs additional cytology brushings are recommended.Objetivo: evaluar la rentabilidad de la citología por cepillado de las estenosis biliares diagnosticadas por CPRE cuando se aplica una metodología sistemática. Pacientes y métodos: se recogieron muestras de 62 pacientes consecutivos con

  9. RELEVANCIA DE LA REGULACION DEL METABOLISMO DEL COLESTEROL POR EL COMPUESTO NATURAL GUGULIPIDO SOBRE EL DESARROLLO DE ATEROESCLEROSIS Y LITIASIS BILIAR EN EL RATON

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    LEIVA MENDOZA, ANDREA ALEJANDRA

    2010-01-01

    La homeostasis del colesterol es un proceso metabólico altamente regulado ya que alteraciones del mismo determinan el desarrollo de patologías de alta prevalencia como la ateroesclerosis y la litiasis biliar. De especial importancia para el metabolismo del colesterol es la regulación de los receptores de lipoproteínas del tipo LDL (LDLR) y HDL (SR-BI), este último implicado en el transporte reverso de colesterol, proceso en que el colesterol es removido desde los tejidos periféricos a través ...

  10. Biliar y cast syndrome:literature review and a single centre experience in liver transplant recipients

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    Narasimhaiah Srinivasaiah; Mettu Srinivas Reddy; Schlok Balupuri; David Talbot; Bryon Jaques; Derek Manas

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Biliary cast syndrome (BCS) is an unusual complication of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLTx), and its management is dififcult. Limited success using endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or open exploration to clear casts has been reported, but failure usually results in re-transplantation. We aimed to review our experience with BCS and highlight a novel combined percutaneous and endoscopic approach for duct clearance. A brief review of the literature is given. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our experience of managing BCS using case notes review. Details were also gathered from radiology, where interventional procedures were carried out. RESULTS: We had a total of three cases of BCS reported between 2002 and 2005. Multiple attempts were made to remove these casts. All three were treated in a variety of ways. Management is discussed along with highlighting a novel combined percutaneous and endoscopic approach for duct clearance. CONCLUSIONS: BCS is a potential complication of OLTx. Surgical and endoscopic methods of removing casts are used. However, in circumstances where these methods are technically dififcult, a percutaneous endoscopic approach with serial dilatation of the cutaneous port and surgical removal of casts can be done.

  11. Biliary tract obstruction secondary to Burkitt lymphoma; Linfoma de Burkitt associado a obstrucao de vias biliares

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    Mendes, Wellington L.; Bezerra, Alanna Mara P.S.; Carvalho Filho, Nevicolino P.; Coelho, Robson C. [Hospital do Cancer, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Centro de Tratamento e Pesquisa. Dept. de Pediatria; Soares, Fernando A. [Hospital do Cancer, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Centro de Tratamento e Pesquisa. Dept. de Patologia; Pecora, Marcela S. [Hospital do Cancer, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Centro de Tratamento e Pesquisa. Dept. de Imagem; Chapchap, Paulo [Hospital do Cancer, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Centro de Tratamento e Pesquisa. Servico de Cirurgia Pediatrica

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    The abdomen, in particular the ileocecal region, appendix and colon, is the most common primary site for Burkitt non Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Involvement of the bile duct is rare. The authors describe a patient with abdominal NHL in which jaundice due to bile duct obstruction was the first clinical sign. Case report: a 3 year old white boy presented with one month of progressive jaundice, clay-colored stools, tea colored urine and increase of abdominal volume. Physical examination showed jaundice 3+/4+ and pale mucosa. The abdomen was moderately distended and timpanous and the liver was enlarged. Laboratory examinations confirmed cholestasis with total bilirubin of 8.2 mg/dl (direct bilirubin of 7.8 mg/dl), and microcytic and hypochromic anemia. Ultrasonography (US) and abdominal CT showed two solid tumors in hepatic hilar topography, and dilated intrahepatic biliary tree. The Doppler US showed hepatic artery and portal vein dislocation by the nodules. Comment: although jaundice occurs frequently as a late manifestation of NHL, it is rarely seen as the presenting sign. When jaundice is the first clinical sign and image studies show hepatic hilar tumor and bile duct obstruction, NHL should be considered in the differential diagnosis. (author)

  12. Acidificación biológica de vinos de pH elevado mediante la utilización de bacterias lácticas

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    Lucio Costa, Olga

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    Actualmente, se están observando las consecuencias del cambio climático en la vitivinivultura. En los últimos años se están generando cosechas más tempranas y uvas con una descompensación entre la madurez fenólica y la madurez industrial. Estas uvas generan mostos con una elevada concentración de azúcares y una baja concentración de ácidos, que dan lugar a vinos con una alta concentración de etanol, una baja AT y un elevado pH. Los vinos de pH elevado presentan varios inconvenientes. Son...

  13. Calcular cual es el menor número natural en cuyo factorial se encuentra determinado factor primo elevado a determinado exponente

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    Navarro Gonzalez, Roberto

    2012-01-01

    Observemos, ante todo, que, eligiendo los datos al azar, el problema no es siempre resoluble. Basta considerar, por ejemplo, que los respectivos exponentes de 7 en 343 = 73 y en 342 han de diferir entre sí en 3 unidades, de modo que no existirá ningún número en cuyo factorial se encuentre 7 elevado a un exponente intermedio

  14. Proposal of a new technique for bile duct reconstruction after iatrogenic injury: study in dogs and review of the literature Reconstrução da via biliar após lesão iatrogênica, proposta de nova técnica: estudo em cães e revisão da literatura

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    Eduardo Crema

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Interposition of a jejunal tube between the common bile duct and duodenum. METHODS: Five adult mongrel dogs of both sexes, weighing on average 22.3 kg (18 to 26.5 kg, were used. Obstructive jaundice was induced by ligation of the distal common bile duct. After one week, a 2.5-cm long jejunal tube was fabricated from a segment of the loop removed 15 cm from the Treitz angle and interposed between the common bile duct and duodenum. RESULTS: The animals presented good clinical evolution and no complications were observed. After 6 weeks, complete integration was noted between the bile duct mucosa, tube and duodenum and a significant reduction in total bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase was observed when compared to the values obtained one week after ligation of the common bile duct. CONCLUSION: The jejunal tube interposed between the dilated bile duct and duodenum showed good anatomic integration and reduced total bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase levels in the animals studied.OBJETIVO: Interposição de um tubo de jejuno entre o colédoco e o duodeno. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados cinco cães adultos, sem raça definida, de ambos os sexos, com peso médio de 22,3 Kg (18 e 26,5 Kg. Após provocar icterícia obstrutiva pela ligadura do colédoco distal, após uma semana, praticou-se confecção do tubo de jejuno de 2,5 cm de extensão, que foi realizado com um segmento de alça retirado a 15 cm do ângulo de Treitz e a interposição do tubo entre o colédoco e o duodeno. RESULTADOS: Os animais tiveram boa evolução clínica e não apresentaram complicações. Notou-se total integração entre a mucosa da via biliar, do tubo e do duodeno e redução significativa dos valores da bilirrubina total e da fosfatase alcalina após seis semanas, quando comparado com os valores após uma semana de ligadura do colédoco. CONCLUSÃO: O tubo de jejuno interposto entre a via biliar dilatada e o duodeno, apresentou boa integração anatômica e reduziu os

  15. Usefulness of endoscopic ultrasonography in the clinical suspicion of biliary disease Utilidad de la ultrasonografía endoscópica en la sospecha clínica de patología biliar

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    David del Pozo

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Background and aims: endoscopic ultrasound (EUS is a very sensitive and specific technique for the diagnosis of biliary diseases. This procedure has proven its usefulness in cases of high suspicion of biliary disease (history of gallstones and dilatation of the intrahepatic and/or extrahepatic bile ducts. We know less about its usefulness in cases of low suspicion of biliary pathology. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of EUS in patients with low suspicion of biliary disease (patients with dilatation of the biliary tract were excluded. Methods: 33 patients with low suspicion of biliary disease were recruited in 12 months. All of them had no biliary findings in a previous abdominal ultrasound and computer tomography scan. All of them underwent EUS and were studied prospectively. The diagnosis was confirmed by surgery and/or by ERCP in patients with positive EUS or clinical follow-up in those with normal EUS. Time of follow-up was 9 months (range, 3-12 months. Results: seventeen patients (51.5% presented with abnormal biliary findings on EUS (7 choledocholithiasis, 3 cholelithiasis, 2 choledocholithiasis + cholelithiasis and 5 microlithiasis. Conclusion: EUS is a useful and safe procedure for diagnosing patients with low suspicion of biliary disease.Antecedentes y objetivos: la ultrasonografía endoscópica (USE es una técnica muy sensible y específica para el diagnóstico de enfermedades biliares. Este procedimiento ha demostrado su utilidad en casos de alta sospecha de enfermedad biliar (historia de colelitiasis y dilatación de la vía biliar intra- y/o extrahepática. Sabemos menos sobre su utilidad en casos de baja sospecha de patología biliar. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la precisión diagnóstica de la USE en pacientes con baja sospecha de enfermedad biliar (los pacientes con dilatación de la vía biliar fueron excluidos. Métodos: 33 pacientes con baja sospecha de enfermedad biliar fueron

  16. Avaliação por imagem das lesões císticas congênitas das vias biliares

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    Luis Ronan Marquez Ferreira de Souza

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Utilizando a classificação dos cistos congênitos de colédoco, imagens de vários tipos de cistos foram selecionadas para compor um ensaio iconográfico sobre esta doença pouco frequente na prática clínica, mas que faz parte do diagnóstico diferencial das lesões mais comuns da via biliar. Os cistos de colédoco possuem clínica inespecífica e baixa prevalência. O diagnóstico correto por meio dos exames de imagem é uma ferramenta importante para evitar as complicações e auxiliar na conduta e tratamento definitivo.

  17. Intestinal Obstruction Caused by Gallstone Ileus. A Case Presentation Oclusión intestinal por íleo biliar. Presentación de un caso

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    Mayquel Monzón Rodríguez

    2012-06-01

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    Gallstone ileus is the mechanical obstruction of the digestive tract caused by the impact of a calculation in the intestinal lumen. It is a rare complication of gallstones occurring in only 0.1% of patients. The case of a female, 89 years old patient suffering from diabetes, hypertension and a heart condition, who attended the Surgery Emergency Service of the Hospital for abdominal pain and vomiting is presented. Through physical examination and complementary radiological tests it was detected the presence of a mechanical intestinal obstruction for which the patient underwent emergency surgery. As the cause of occlusion it was found a thick gallstone in a jejunal loop. The patient progressed satisfactorily and was discharged 5 days after surgery.

    El íleo biliar es la obstrucción mecánica del tubo digestivo producida por el impacto de un cálculo en la luz intestinal. Es una complicación rara de la litiasis biliar que ocurre en apenas el 0,1 % de los pacientes. Se presenta el caso de una paciente femenina de 89 años, diabética, hipertensa  y con afección cardiaca que acudió al Cuerpo de Guardia de Cirugía del Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, de Cienfuegos, por dolor abdominal y vómitos.  Se constató mediante examen físico y radiológico la presencia de una oclusión intestinal mecánica por lo cual fue  intervenida quirúrgicamente de urgencia. Se encontró como causa de la oclusión un grueso cálculo en un asa yeyunal. La paciente evolucionó satisfactoriamente y fue dada de alta a los 5 días de operada.

  18. Anatomia das vias biliares em doadores e receptores de transplante hepático inter vivos Study of biliary anatomy in living related liver transplantation

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    Renato Vianna Soares

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: Variações anatômicas das vias biliares são freqüentes e aumentam as complicações dos transplantes hepáticos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a anatomia das vias biliares nos doadores e receptores do transplante hepático inter vivos realizados no Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná e do Hospital Nossa Senhora das Graças de Curitiba, Curitiba, PR. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: A avaliação foi retrospectiva de março de 1998 até setembro de 2002 (23 transplantes, quando os dados passaram a ser captados de forma prospectiva (17 transplantes, até agosto de 2003. Foram obtidos dados de 80 pacientes consecutivos (40 doadores e 40 receptores, submetidos a transplante hepático inter vivos, sendo 32 transplantes com receptor adulto e 8 transplantes pediátricos (receptor com idade inferior a 15 anos. Entre os 80 pacientes incluídos no estudo, 51 eram do sexo masculino (27 receptores e 24 doadores e 29 do feminino (13 receptores e 16 doadores. A idade média dos doadores foi de 32,6 anos e a dos receptores de 36,3 anos. RESULTADOS: Nas cirurgias de captação do lobo hepático direito, a via biliar direita foi única em 25 entre 29 casos (86,2%, dupla em dois (6,9% e tripla em dois (6,9%. Nos oito casos em que o setor lateral esquerdo ou o lobo hepático esquerdo foram captados, a via biliar foi única. Entre os 33 pacientes submetidos a colangiografia por ressonância magnética, variações foram verificadas em três pacientes (9,1%, sendo a mais comum o ducto biliar posterior direito tributário do ducto hepático esquerdo (6,06%; n = 2. CONCLUSÃO: A prevalência de anomalias biliares nos transplantes inter vivos de fígado é elevada e algumas não são diagnosticadas com os exames de imagem pré-operatórios.BACKGROUND: Anatomic variations of the biliary tree are frequent and increase complications after liver transplantation. AIM: To describe the anatomy of the bile ducts of donors and recipients of living related liver

  19. Procedimiento de elaboración de leches fermentadas con elevado contenido en oligosacáridos prebióticos, leche fermentada así obtenida

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    Martínez Villaluenga, Cristina; Cardelle-Cobas, Alejandra; Villamiel, Mar; Olano, Agustín; Corzo, Nieves

    2006-01-01

    Procedimiento de elaboración de leches fermentadas con elevado contenido en oligosacáridos prebióticos, leche fermentada así obtenida. La presente invención describe un procedimiento de elaboración de nuevos productos lácteos de leche fermentada (yogur, kéfir o yogur con bifidobacterias) con alto contenido en carbohidratos prebióticos originados durante un proceso de hidrólisis enzimática de la lactosa previo al proceso fermentativo. El producto resultante aporta, además de las cualidades pro...

  20. Estimación de emisiones a la atmósfera provenientes de quemadores elevados de instalaciones petroleras en la Sonda de Campeche

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    A. Mendoza Domínguez; M. Graniel Peralta

    2006-01-01

    PEMEX Exploración y Producción (PEP), realiza venteos de gas asociado a través de quemadores elevados tipo antorcha en sus instalaciones de producción de la Sonda de Campeche, lo cual permite controlar las presiones en los separadores y líneas de conducción de dichas instalaciones. Este estudio se centra en cuantificar las emisiones atmosféricas provenientes de los quemadores pertenecientes a la Región Marina Noreste de PEP. Para ello, se elaboró un inventario de emisiones para seis diferente...

  1. Comparative study between ligature with thread or metallic clamping by means of laparoscopy with the purpose of experimental biliary obstruction in swines Estudo comparativo entre ligadura com fio ou clampeamento metálico por videolaparoscopia para obstrução biliar experimental em suínos

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    Edmilson Rodrigo Daneze

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To induce a total extra-hepatic obstructive jaundice in swines, by ligation of the common bile duct by laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: Eight swines of the Landrace race, 36-day-old, originated from the same matrix, distributed in two groups. Group A: was used titanium metal clip to the common bile duct ligation in three animals; group B: were ligated with 2-0 cotton thread in five animals. RESULTS: The ligation of the biliary ducts was performed successfully in all animals, with easy identification of the common bile duct by laparoscopy. There weren't difficulties in the procedures, mainly due to the increased surgical field provided by the excellent quality of light and image of the appliance. The clinical signs of jaundice were evident in the animals in seven days. In group A, two animals showed bile duct perforation near the clip, probably due to ischemic necrosis, progressing to peritonitis and death. In group B, five animals showed obstructive jaundice without any amendment. CONCLUSION: Under the conditions of this study, we therefore recommend the use of unabsorbed wires to experimental biliary obstruction, in order to avoid complications, such as ischemia and necrosis, followed by perforation of the wall of the bile ducts.OBJETIVO: Induzir um quadro de icterícia obstrutiva extrahepática total em suínos, através da ligadura no ducto colédoco por meio de cirurgia videolaparoscópica. MÉTODOS: Oito suínos da raça Landrace, com 36 dias de idade, originários da mesma matriz, foram distribuídos em dois grupos. Grupo A: utilizou-se clipe metálico de titânio para ligadura do ducto colédoco em três animais; grupo B: foi feita a ligadura com fio de algodão 2-0 em cinco animais. RESULTADOS: A ligadura da via biliar principal foi realizada com sucesso em todos os animais, com fácil identificação do colédoco por videolaparoscopia. Não houve dificuldades nos procedimentos, principalmente devido ao aumento do campo cir

  2. Effects of albumin administration in serum liver enzymes of rats in the presence of extrahepatic biliary obstruction Efeitos da administração de albumina nos níveis séricos de enzimas hepáticas em ratos com obstrução biliar extra-hepática

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    Jorge Fernando Rebouças Lessa

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To study the influence of albumin on changes of liver function in the extrahepatic biliary obstruction through an experimental model in rats. METHODS: Sixty rats were divided into four groups: Group C (Control: 6 animals. Group M (Fictitious Operation: 18 rats underwent laparotomy and handling of the bile ducts; Groups O (extrahepatic biliary obstruction and A (Treated with 2% albumin: 18 animals in each group underwent ligation of the ductus liver; The animals in groups M, O and A were divided into three subgroups of 6 animals each to be killed in the 7, 14 and 21 days postoperative (POD. Blood was drawn for determination of total bilirubin (TB, indirect bilirubin (IB, direct bilirubin (DB, alkaline phosphatase (ALP, aspartate aminotransferase (AST and alanine aminotransferase (ALT. RESULTS: On POD 7, BI levels were 4.5 mg / dl in group O and 2.1 mg / dl in group A (p = 0.025. On the 14th POD, the levels of PA were 1185.2 U / l in the group and O 458.3 U / l in group A (p = 0.004. ALT levels were 101.7 U / l in the group O and 75.7 U / l in group A (= 0.037. On POD 21, the levels of ALP were 1069.5 U / l in the group O and 468.3 U / l in group A (p = 0, 004. CONCLUSION: The administration of albumin reduced the serum levels of bilirubin in the 7th day of supplementationOBJETIVO: Estudar a influência da albumina em alterações funcionais do fígado na obstrução biliar extra-hepática por meio de um modelo experimental desenvolvido em ratos. MÉTODOS: 60 ratos distribuídos em quatro grupos: Grupo C (Controle: 6 animais. Grupo M (Operação Fictícia: 18 ratos submetidos à laparotomia e manuseio das vias biliares; Grupos O (Obstrução Biliar Extra-hepática e A (Tratados com albumina a 2%: 18 animais, em cada grupo, submetidos à ligadura do ducto hepático; Os animais dos grupos M, O e A foram distribuídos em três subgrupos de 6 animais cada, para serem mortos nos 7°, 14° e 21° dias pós- operatórios (DPO. Foi colhido sangue

  3. Carcinoma de vesícula biliar mascarado por Síndrome de Mirizzi: relato de caso e revisão da literatura = Carcinoma of the gallbladder masked by Mirizzi Syndrome: case report and literature review

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    Kupske, Abrão

    2011-01-01

    Conclusões: a concomitância da Síndrome de Mirizzi com carcinoma de vesícula é extremante rara, pois são doenças pouco frequentes. Para o diagnóstico definitivo do tumor de vesícula biliar é sempre imperativo o estudo anatomopatológico de todas as peças cirúrgicas

  4. ISOLAMENTO, IDENTIFICAÇÃO E CARACTERIZAÇÃO QUANTO À RESISTÊNCIA AO PH ÁCIDO E PRESENÇA DE SAIS BILIARES DE CEPAS PROBIÓTICAS DE LEITES FERMENTADOS COMERCIAIS

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    Diala Urnau

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi isolar e caracterizar cepas de Lactobacillus e Bifidobactérias a partir de leites fermentados comerciais e analisar sua resistência ao pH ácido e sais biliares. Os microrganismos foram isolados de leites fermentados comerciais através da técnica 'spreadplate' em meio seletivo MRS suplementado com neomicina, paromomicina, ácido nalidíxico e cloreto de lítio. Posteriormente, as cepas foram caracterizadas conforme a coloração de Gram e a prova da catalase. Foi possível identificar através do kit comercial Api 20A os microrganismos Actinomyces israelli, Actinomyces haeslundii, Lactobacillus acidophilus/ jensenii e Bifidobacterium spp 2 e através do kit comercial Api 50CHL Medium foi possível identificar os microrganismos Lactococcus lactis ssp lactis 2 e Lactobacillus paracasei ssp paracasei 1. Foram realizados testes de resistência em pH de 3,0; 2,5 e 2,0 durante 3 e 6 horas e resistência aos sais biliares na concentração de 0,3%. Ambas as cepas foram resistentes ao pH de 3,0 durante 3 horas e 6 horas e aos sais biliares.

  5. Estudo anatomotopográfico das vias biliares extra hepáticas e do trígono cistohepático

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    Cavalcanti Jennecy Sales

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudar a morfologia do sistema biliar extra-hepático e do trígono cistohepático (triângulo de Calot analisando a sua disposição, variações ou malformações MÉTODOS: foram investigados 50 cadáveres adultos. RESULTADOS: em 47 casos (94% a junção hepato-cística se dava próxima ao hilo hepático. Em 3 casos (6%, a junção entre esses ductos se dava distalmente, ao nível da ampola hepato-pancreática (ampola de Vater. O ângulo formado pela junção hepato-cística foi menor que 30º em 72,3% dos casos; em 23,4% , ficou entre 30 e 45º; em 2,1% variou entre 45 e 60º e em 2,1% foi maior do que 60º. A junção hepato-cística se fez, na maior parte dos casos, pela direita (59,6%, seguida pela anterior (17%, posterior (12,8% e esquerda (10,6%. Em relação aos componentes do trígono cistohepático, a artéria cística esteve presente em 56% dos casos; a veia porta em 36%; a artéria hepática direita em 34%; a artéria hepática esquerda em 2% e a artéria hepática própria em 2% dos casos. O comprimento e o diâmetro do ducto cístico foi 2,53± 1,19cm e 0,29± 0,12cm, respectivamente. A prega espiral do ducto cístico ( válvula de Heister foi observada em 80% dos casos. O infundíbulo da vesícula biliar (bolsa de Hartmann esteve presente em 74% dos casos. Esses conhecimentos são importantes, principalmente para os cirurgiões que atuam nesta região, através de videolaparoscopia. CONCLUSÃO: No trígono cistohepático a artéria cística foi encontrada com mais freqüência.

  6. Efeito perioperatório do índice de massa corporal elevado no bloqueio do nervo periférico: uma análise de 528 bloqueios interescalênicos guiados por ultrassom

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    Kristopher Schroeder

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Os pacientes obesos podem representar um desafio anestésico perioperatório único, tornando as técnicas anestésicas regionais um meio desafiador de oferecer analgesia para esta população. A orientação por ultrassom foi recentemente elogiada como sendo benéfica para esta população na qual os limites anatômicos de superfície podem ser obscurecidos. Neste estudo, é investigado o efeito do Índice de Massa Corporal (IMC elevado no bloqueio interescalênico do nervo periférico guiado por ultrassom. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Este estudo é uma análise retrospectiva de 528 pacientes consecutivos que receberam bloqueios nervosos interescalênicos pré-operatórios guiados por ultrassom no Hospital e Clínica da University of Wisconsin. Examinamos a associação entre IMC e os parâmetros: tempo exigido para localização do bloqueio; presença de náuseas e vômitos pós-operatórios (NVPO; pontuações de dor pós-operatória na sala de recuperação pós-anestésica (SRPA; volume de anestésico local injetado; complicações agudas; e administração de opioides antes, durante e depois da cirurgia. Foram utilizadas regressões univariada e multivariada com estimativa dos mínimos quadrados e logística. RESULTADOS: Um IMC elevado foi associado a maiores: tempo exigido para localização do bloqueio (p = 0,025, administração de fentanil durante a cirurgia (p < 0,001, pico de pontuações de dor em SRPA (p < 0,001, administração de opioide na SRPA (p < 0,001, administração oral de opioide na SRPA (p < 0,001, administração total de opioide na SRPA (p < 0,001 e incidência de náusea em SRPA (p = 0,025. CONCLUSÕES: Os bloqueios nervosos interescalênicos guiados por ultrassom para analgesia perioperatória podem ser executados de forma segura e efetiva em pacientes obesos, mas o procedimento pode ser mais difícil e a analgesia talvez não seja completa

  7. Alimento de Elevado Valor Funcional Obtido do Mosto Residual da Indústria Vinícola

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    Carolina Krebs de Souza

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available O vinagre é um produto muito utilizado como condimento e conservante de alimentos. O aceto balsâmico caracteriza-se por ser um produto obtido da fermentação alcoólica e acética do mosto de uva cozido, o qual é obtido a partir da uva esmagada e separado no início da fermentação alcoólica. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o potencial antioxidante de diferentes amostras de aceto balsâmico comercializado na Itália para servir de referência para produtores e consumidores brasileiros. Para determinar a atividade antioxidante total utilizou-se o método descrito por Popov e Lewin utilizando fotoquimioluminescência e o conteúdo de polifenóis através do método de Folin-Ciocalteu. As análises realizadas foram da atividade antioxidante expressa em µmoles.mL-1 (equivalente de ácido ascórbico que variou entre 2,5 e 41, e do teor de polifenóis que variou de 0,8 a 11,7 mg.mL-1 (equivalente de ácido gálico.

  8. Cálculo biliar "perdido": um novo problema para o ginecologista na abordagem do abdome agudo? "Lost" gallstone: a new problem for the gynecologist in acute abdomen management ?

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    José Carlos Menegoci

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam o caso de uma paciente com 35 anos de idade, submetida à colecistectomia videolaparoscópica há 1 ano e que apresentou quadro sugestivo de salpingite aguda com abscesso. Durante a laparotomia notou-se um abscesso que era limitado anteriormente pelo peritônio parietal e músculo reto anterior direito do abdome, e posteriormente pelo corno uterino e pelo ligamento redondo à direita. Neste abscesso havia estrutura a seguir identificada como cálculo biliar. São discutidos os aspectos relacionados à patogenia, tratamento e prevenção desta complicação que vem sendo relatada com freqüência em virtude do maior uso da cirurgia laparoscópica.The authors report a case of a thirty-five-year-old patient, submitted to videolaparoscopic cholecystectomy one year ago, who appearently had acute salpingitis with abscess. During the laparotomy an abscess was observed, anteriorly limited by parietal peritoneum and the abdominal right anterior rectus muscle, and posteriorly by the horn of the uterus and by the right round ligament. In this abscess there was a structure later identified as gallstone. The aspects related to the pathogenesis, treatment and prevention, which have been reported frequently due to the increasing number of laparoscopic surgeries, are discussed.

  9. Prevalência de níveis pressóricos elevados e fatores associados em adultos de Lages/SC Prevalencia de niveles de presión elevados y factores asociados en adultos de la ciudad de Lages/SC Prevalence of high blood pressure levels and associated factors among adults in Southern Brazil

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    Giana Zarbato Longo

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Poucos estudos de base populacional foram realizados em cidades de médio porte para estimar a prevalência de níveis pressóricos elevados e fatores associados. OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência dos níveis pressóricos elevados e fatores associados em adultos de Lages, SC. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal de base populacional em adultos de 20 a 59 anos da zona urbana (n=2.022. A variável dependente foi nível pressórico elevado com valores > 140/90 mmHg. Variáveis independentes: sexo, idade, escolaridade, renda familiar per capita, cor da pele auto-referida, índice de massa corporal, tabagismo, problemas com álcool, atividade física, e diabete melito auto-referida. Para verificar as associações foi usado o teste de qui-quadrado e de tendência linear. A análise múltipla foi realizada por meio da regressão de Poisson RESULTADOS: A taxa de resposta foi de 98,6%. A prevalência de níveis pressóricos elevados foi de 33,7% (IC95% 31,7-36,1 para a população em geral variando de 31,1% nos homens a 38,1% nas mulheres. Após o ajuste por possíveis variáveis de confusão foram associados com nível pressórico elevado: indivíduos do sexo masculino (RP = 1,4 IC 95% 1,2-1,7, aqueles com idades mais avançadas (pFUNDAMENTO: Pocos estudios de base poblacional se llevaron a cabo en ciudades de porte medio para estimar la prevalencia de niveles de presión elevados y de factores asociados. OBJETIVO: Prevalencia de Niveles de Presión Elevados y Factores Asociados en Adultos de la ciudad de Lages, SC MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal de base poblacional en adultos de 20 a 59 años de la zona urbana (n=2.022. La variable dependiente fue un nivel de presión elevado con valores > 140/90 mgHg. Variables independientes: sexo, edad, escolaridad, renta familiar per capita, color de la piel auto-referida, índice de masa corporal, tabaquismo, problemas con alcohol, actividad física, y diabetes mellitus auto-referida. Se utilizó la prueba Chi

  10. ¿Tiene utilidad el tratamiento preoperatorio con ácido ursodeoxicólico en la reducción de las recidivas en la pancreatitis aguda biliar?

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se ha valorado la posible reducción de la tasa de recidivas en la pancreatitis aguda biliar mediante el tratamiento con ácido ursodeoxicólico (AUC entre el episodio de pancreatitis y el momento de la colecistectomía. Se estudiaron 72 primeros episodios consecutivos de pancreatitis aguda biliar, en pacientes no colecistectomizados, seguidos hasta la cirugía. Los casos se dividieron en grupo A (n = 30, tratados al alta con AUC 10 mg/kg/día, hasta la cirugía, y grupo B o control (n = 42. Se evaluaron las diferencias entre ambos grupos en cuanto a características del paciente, gravedad de la pancreatitis, características de la litiasis y demora hasta la cirugía. Analizamos las recidivas de la pancreatitis entre los grupos con y sin AUC. En el grupo con AUC comparamos la duración del tratamiento entre los pacientes con y sin recidiva de la pancreatitis. Los dos grupos no mostraron diferencias significativas en cuanto a ninguno de los parámetros estudiados. Registramos 7/30 (23,3% recidivas en el grupo AUC, frente a 9/42 (21,4% recidivas en el control (p = 0,85. Dentro del grupo AUC, la duración del tratamiento fue similar entre los casos que recidivaron: 4,9±4,5 meses y los no recidivados: 4,4±1,9 meses (p = 0,78. En nuestra experiencia, el empleo de AUC hasta el momento de la colecistectomía no reduce la incidencia de recidiva en los pacientes tras un primer episodio de pancreatitis aguda biliar. La duración del tratamiento con AUC tampoco parece relacionarse con la aparición o no de recidivas.

  11. Fatores preditivos de coledocolitíase em doentes com pancreatite aguda biliar Predictors of choledocholithiasis in patients sustaining acute biliary pancreatitis

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    José Gustavo Parreira

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o papel da fosfatase alcalina (FA, gama glutamiltransferase (gamaGT e ultra-sonografia (US como fatores preditivos de coledocolitíase em doentes com pancreatite aguda biliar (PAB. MÉTODOS: Os dados foram coletados prospectivamente durante um período de 31 meses. Quarenta doentes foram incluídos, sendo 30 mulheres, com média etária de 49 + 16 anos. Foram registrados os dados de todos os doentes com pancreatite aguda biliar. Aqueles doentes ictéricos e com a forma grave da doença foram excluídos. As dosagens de FA e GGT, assim como a US, eram realizadas na admissão e 48 horas antes da cirurgia. Todos os pacientes foram submetidos à colangiografia intra-operatória (CIO ou à colangiografia retrógrada endoscópica (CPRE pré-operatória, que era definida baseada na probabilidade de coledocolitíase. Com o intuito de identificar os indicadores de coledocolitíase, as variáveis foram comparadas entre os pacientes com ou sem coledocolitíase. Os testes t de Student, Qui-quadrado e Fisher foram empregados para a análise estatística, considerando-se pBACKGROUND: To assess the role of alkaline phosphatase (AP, gamil-glutamyltransferase (gammaGT and abdominal ultrasound (US as predictors of choledocholithiasis in patients sustaining acute biliary pancreatitis. METHODS: Data was prospectively collected during a period of 31 months. Forty patients were included, 30 were female and the mean age was 49 + 16. All patients sustaining acute biliary pancreatitis were enrolled. Patients with clinical jaundice and severe pancreatitis were excluded. Serum content of AP and gGT as well as US were assessed at admission and 48 hours before cholecistectomy. All patients underwent intra-operative cholangiography (IOC or pre-operative endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP, which was indicated based on the odds of choledocholithiasis. In order to identify the predictors of choledocholithiasis, variables were compared between patients

  12. PANCREATITIS AGUDA COMO PRESENTACIÓN DE UN QUISTE DEL CONDUCTO BILIAR EN EL ADULTO: REPORTE DE CASO Acute pancreatitis as a presentation of bile duct cyst in adults: a case report

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    Lenin Enríquez Domínguez; Juan de Dios Díaz Rosales; Enrique Cabrera Hinojosa; Pedro Gutiérrez Ramírez; Baltazar Aguayo Muñoz

    2009-01-01

    Paciente adulta se presentÓ en la sala de urgencias con un cuadro de pancreatitis aguda como complicaciÓn de un quiste del conducto biliar colédoco tipo IV, el cual fue diagnosticado por ultrasonograma abdominal durante su estancia intrahospitalaria. El diagnÓstico de quiste de colédoco es más difícil en la edad adulta ya que los pacientes raramente se presentan con la triada clásica de dolor abdominal, masa palpable e ictericia, presentándose principalmente con alguna manifestaciÓn de vías b...

  13. Avaliação química e termoanalítica de cálculos biliares e bile vesicular humana de pacientes do sexo masculino

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    Cláudia Mônica Tortorelli

    2006-01-01

    Este trabalho teve como meta principal ampliar o estudo anteriormente relatado por Mercuri em 2000, agora com a caracterização química e termoanalítica de cálculos biliares e as biles vesiculares humanas, especificamente, de pacientes do sexo masculino. Para ambos os tipos de caracterização foram utilizadas várias técnicas, como: (a) Análise Elementar (AE), para determinação de teores de C, H e N. (b) Espectroscopia no infravermelho com transformada de Fourier (FTIR), com o objetivo de verifi...

  14. Susceptibilidade da mucosa gástrica à ação lesiva de um sal biliar em ratos chagásicos crônicos

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    Luiz Ernesto de Almeida Troncon

    1987-12-01

    Full Text Available Ratos inoculados previamente com a cepa Y do Trypanosoma cruzi (n = 15 e ratos-controles de mesma idade e sexo (n = 15 foram submetidos a estudo que consistiu no exame da mucosa gástrica após a exposição in vivo da mesma à solução acidificada de um sal biliar, o taurocolato de sódio (TC. Em 10 animais de cada grupo procedeu-se também à contagem dos neurônios do plexo mientérico do estômago e ao exame histopatológico dos corpos neuronais, feito em microscopia óptica convencional. Escores indicativos da gravidade das lesões produzidas pelo TC foram significativamente maiores (P Rats inoculated with the Ystrain of Trypanosoma cruzi and control rats of the same age and sex were submitted to examination of the gastric mucosa exposed in vivo to an acidified solution of a bile salt, sodium taurocholate (TC. Neuronal counts in the myenteric plexus of the stomach were also performed for several animals in both groups. The scores indicating the severity of the lesions produced by TC were significantly higher (P 0.10 was observed between chagasic (1683.6 ± 449.7, n = 10 and control (1732.8 ± 401.1, n = 10 animals. These results indicate that in experimental chronic Chagas' disease the gastric mucosa is more sensitive to the damaging action of TC, suggesting reduction of the natural cytoprotection of the stomach. This abnormality does not appear to be due to changes in intrinsic innervation that may imply a reduction of the number of intramural neurons of the stomach.

  15. O papel da visão na aversão aos espaços abertos no labirinto em cruz elevado

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    Silvio Morato

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O labirinto em cruz elevado é um dos modelos mais usados no estudo da ansiedade, medo e fármacos que alteram esses estados. Apesar da simplicidade aparente do modelo, diversos são os fatores que afetam o comportamento de ratos submetidos a esse modelo. Além disso, não se conhece exatamente quais os estímulos ambientais são os desencadeadores da aversão nesse modelo. O presente trabalho sugere que, em estudos onde os estímulos auditivos e olfativos são controlados, a aversão em ratos é desencadeada pela visão. A hipótese de trabalho é que os mecanismos mediadores da aversão (e estados emocionais concomitantes são deflagrados pela entrada de luz e pela formação de imagens na retina dos animais. Para fundamentar essas hipóteses complementares, vários experimentos são analisados, cujos resultados favorecem uma, outra ou ambas as hipóteses. Finalmente, resultados obtidos com marcação da proteína c-Fos fornecem evidência neurofuncional que apóia as duas hipóteses sugeridas.

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  17. Use of fully covered self-expanding metal stents for the management of benign biliary conditions Utilización de prótesis metálicas autoexpandibles totalmente recubiertas en procesos biliares benignos

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    J. García-Cano

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Background and aim: biliary self-expanding metal stents (SEMS have the advantage of being inserted undeployed with very small sizes and provide, when fully opened, large diameters for biliary drainage. However, their use in benign conditions has been very limited, mainly because of difficulty in their extraction. We present our initial experience with a fully covered SEMS (Wallflex for the management of benign problems of the bile duct. Patients and methods: in a prospective study, stents of 8 mm in diameter and 4, 6 or 8 cm long were inserted by means of ERCP. These SEMS were chosen when according to medical judgement it was thought that diameters greater than 10 French (3.3 mm were needed for proper biliary drainage. Stents were extracted also endoscopically, several months later when deemed clinically appropriate. Results: twenty biliary SEMS were inserted. Reasons for insertion were: large intrahepatic biliary fistula after hydatid cyst surgery (1, perforation of the papillary area following endoscopic sphincterotomy (2, coaxial insertion to achieve patency in obstructed uncovered stents inserted in benign conditions (3, benign strictures (7, multiple and large common bile duct stones that could not be extracted because of tapering and stricturing of the distal common bile duct (7. In all cases, successful biliary drainage was achieved and there were no complications from insertion. Stents were easily extracted after a mean time of 132 days (36-270 in place. Complete resolution of biliary problems was obtained in 14 patients (70%. Conclusions: in our initial experience, the fully covered Wallflex biliary stent was removed without any complication after being in place in the common bile duct for a mean time of over four months. Therefore, it could be used in the management of benign biliary conditions.Introducción y objetivo: las prótesis metálicas autoexpandibles biliares (PMAB tienen la ventaja de introducirse plegadas con calibres muy

  18. Prevalencia de dislipemia y riesgo cardiovascular elevado en pacientes con artritis reumatoide Prevalence of dyslipidemia and elevated cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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    María Jezabel Haye Salinas

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Los objetivos del estudio fueron comparar la frecuencia de riesgo cardiovascular (CV elevado y dislipemia (DLP en pacientes con artritis reumatoide (AR y en controles, identificar variables de la enfermedad asociadas a DLP y estimar el porcentaje de pacientes con AR medicados para DLP. Estudio de corte transversal que incluyó 409 pacientes con AR y 624 controles. El riesgo CV se determinó con las clasificaciones NCEP y SCORE modificados por European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR. Para DLP se utilizó la definición de Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III. La frecuencia de riesgo CV elevado fue similar en pacientes con AR y controles excepto cuando fue definida por NCEP-EULAR (7% vs. 2%; p = 0.00002. La DLP fue encontrada en el 43% de los pacientes con AR y en el 47% de los controles (p = 0.15. Los pacientes con AR y DLP tuvieron más manifestaciones extra-articulares (36% vs. 24%; p = 0.01 y mayor velocidad de sedimentación globular (VSG (21 (13-35 vs. 18 (10-30 mm; p = 0.003. El tratamiento recibido para DLP varió según la definición utilizada (11% a 32%. Se encontró mayor riesgo CV en los pacientes con AR solo cuando se definió por NCEP- EULAR. Los pacientes con AR y DLP tuvieron mayor VSG y manifestaciones extra-articulares. La mayoría de los pacientes con AR y DLP no estaban recibiendo tratamiento hipolipemiante.The objectives of this study were to compare the frequency of dyslipidemia (DLP and the elevated cardiovascular risk between rheumatoid arthritis (RA patients and a control group, to identify disease-related factors associated with the presence of DLP and to estimate the frequency of RA patients receiving treatment for DLP. This is a cross sectional study that included 409 RA patients and 624 controls. Cardiovascular (CV risk was determined using the Framingham score, National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP and the Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE adapted versions according to the European League Against

  19. AVALIAÇÃO FÍSICO-QUÍMICA, MICROBIOLÓGICA, SENSORIAL E ATITUDE DO CONSUMIDOR DE GELATINA DE ELEVADO VALOR NUTRICIONAL

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    JANESCA ALBAN ROMAN

    2009-09-01

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi o de elaborar formulações a base de gelatina (GM1, GM2 e GM3, com melhor valor nutricional em relação à tradicional, pela adição de isolado protéico de soro de leite (WPI na proporção de 60%, buscando-se um produto com boa aceitabilidade sensorial. As formulações foram caracterizadas quanto sua composição físico-química, perfi l microbiológico e sensorial, além de avaliar a atitude dos consumidores. Uma equipe composta por 65 julgadores avaliou os atributos de cor, sabor, textura, aroma e aparência geral de três formulações. A aceitabilidade das amostras foi superior a 70%. Não houve diferença signifi cativa quanto ao índice de aceitabilidade do produto geleifi cado GM2 em comparação com a gelatina comercial, o que signifi ca um índice satisfatório no mercado consumidor. A freqüência de consumo foi considerada elevada, pois apenas 4% dos entrevistados disseram não consumir gelatina. Foi possível elaborar um produto geleificado, de aceitabilidade sensorial elevada, semelhante à gelatina comercial, mas com teor de proteínas 60% superior e de elevado valor nutritivo, por meio da adição do isolado protéico de soro de leite bovino, na proporção 60:40 WPI:GB.

  20. Indicadores antropométricos de obesidade como instrumento de triagem para risco coronariano elevado em adultos na cidade de Salvador - Bahia

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    Pitanga Francisco José Gondim

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar vários indicadores antropométricos de obesidade e identificar dentre eles qual melhor discrimina o risco coronariano elevado (RCE. MÉTODOS: Estudo de corte transversal, com amostra composta por 968 adultos de 30 a 74 anos de idade, sendo 391 (40,4% do sexo masculino. Foram construídas diversas curvas Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC e comparadas às áreas sob as mesmas entre o índice de conicidade (índice C, índice de massa corporal (IMC, razão circunferência cintura-quadril (RCCQ, circunferência de cintura (CC e RCE. Verificou-se também a sensibilidade e especificidade para identificar e comparar o melhor ponto de corte entre os diversos indicadores de obesidade para discriminar o RCE. Foi utilizado intervalo de confiança a 95%. RESULTADOS: A maior área sob a curva ROC foi encontrada entre o índice C e RCE, em indivíduos do sexo masculino, 0,80 (0,74-0,85, diferindo significativamente dos demais indicadores de obesidade. Em mulheres, a maior área sob a curva ROC encontrada foi de 0,76 (0,71-0,81, sendo iguais entre índice C, RCCQ e RCE. CONCLUSÃO: Esses resultados demonstram que o índice C e RCCQ são os melhores indicadores de obesidade para discriminar RCE. A CC tem intermediário poder discriminatório e o IMC foi o indicador antropométrico de obesidade menos adequado para discriminar RCE. Estes dados sugerem que os indicadores de obesidade abdominal são melhores para discriminar RCE que os indicadores de obesidade generalizada.

  1. Complicações da cirurgia videolaparoscópica no tratamento de doenças da vesícula e vias biliares Videolaparoscopy complications in the management of biliary diseases

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    Marcelo Talasso Salim

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: O tratamento de escolha para as doenças da vesícula biliar é a colecistectomia, cujo objetivo é o alívio de sintomas e o tratamento e/ou prevenção das complicações. OBJETIVO: Identificar as principais complicações da cirurgia videolaparoscópica no tratamento das doenças da vesícula biliar e vias biliares. MÉTODO: Realizou-se busca eletrônica na base de dados LILACS e Medline desde o ano de 1981 a agosto de 2007; foram encontrados 57 artigos, sendo utilizados para o estudo 31 e três capítulos de livros. RESULTADOS: A produção científica submetida à análise de conteúdo evidenciou os seguintes núcleos temáticos: variações anatômicas (3 artigos, iatrogenias (5 artigos, síndrome pós-colecistectomia (1 artigo, complicações raras (3 artigos, síndrome de Mirizzi (1 artigo, complicações pulmonares (2 artigos e tratamento (1 capítulo de livro e três artigos. CONCLUSÕES: As complicações que podem ocorrer na cirurgia videolaparoscópica da vesícula biliar e das vias biliares têm basicamente duas vertentes: uma é a inexperiência dos cirurgiões com o método laparoscópico (curva de aprendizado e outra, as variações anatômicas com as quais os cirurgiões, mesmo os mais experientes, podem se deparar.BACKGROUND: The treatment of choice for diseases affecting the gallbladder is the cholecystectomy, whose aim is improvement of symptoms, treatment and/or prevention of complications. AIM: Identify the main complications with laparoscopic surgery used to treat diseases affecting the gallbladder and the bile ducts. METHODS: An internet search in the LILACS and Medline database covering the period from 1981 up to August 2007 was carried out and 57 studies were found relevant. The present work draws on 31 of these studies and one textbook chapter. RESULTS: The analysis of the content of the studies selected yielded the following thematic issues: anatomic variations (3 studies, iatrogenies (5 studies, post

  2. A terapêutica endoscópica nas complicações biliares pós-transplante hepático Endoscopic management of biliary complications after liver transplantation

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    Jeany Borges e Silva Ribeiro

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: O transplante hepático é o único tratamento efetivo para as hepatopatias crônicas terminais e a taxa de sobrevida tem aumentado nas últimas décadas. No entanto, as complicações biliares têm alta incidência e permanecem como o "calcanhar de Aquiles" do transplante de fígado. OBJETIVO: Avaliar retrospectivamente os resultados do tratamento endoscópico das complicações biliares em pacientes submetidos à transplante hepático. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados pacientes transplantados hepáticos para realização de colangiopancreatografia retrógrada endoscópica por suspeita de complicação biliar. RESULTADOS: Quinze pacientes (11 homens, média de idade de 49,57 anos foram estudados. Nesse período foram realizadas 36 colangiopancreatografias retrógradas endoscópicas (2,4/paciente. Neste grupo, 100% receberam órgão de doador falecido. Estenose da anastomose coledococoledocociana foi diagnosticada em 13 pacientes e o sucesso da terapêutica endoscópica foi de 53,84% (38,46% ainda em tratamento. Fístula biliar foi diagnosticada em um paciente, sendo resolvida pelo tratamento endoscópico. Disfunção da âmpola hepatopancreaticobiliar com coledocolitíase foi diagnosticada em um paciente, também resolvida pela terapêutica endoscópica. CONCLUSÕES: As complicações biliares pós-transplante hepático são relativamente comuns, com predominância de estenoses. O tratamento endoscópico foi eficaz na maioria dos pacientes desta série.BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation is the only effective treatment for chronic liver diseases and terminal survival rate has increased in recent decades. However, biliary complications have high incidence and remain as the "Achilles heel" for liver transplantation. AIM: To evaluate retrospectively endoscopic treatment outcomes of biliary complications in post-liver transplantations. METHODS: The sample consisted of post-liver transplantation patients for endoscopic retrograde

  3. Total algorithms

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    Tel, G.

    1993-01-01

    We define the notion of total algorithms for networks of processes. A total algorithm enforces that a "decision" is taken by a subset of the processes, and that participation of all processes is required to reach this decision. Total algorithms are an important building block in the design of distri

  4. Índice elevado de ácidos grasos omega 6/omega 3 en niños con neuropatías causa o efecto

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    E. Cortés

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Los ácidos grasos n-3 y n-6 compiten por las mismas elongasas y desaturasas, siendo muy deficiente la síntesis de ácidos grasos poliinsaturados n-3 a partir de ácido linolénico. Los poliinsaturados n-3 previenen enfermedades y son importantes en el desarrollo y mantenimiento de las actividades neuronales, siendo necesaria una relación adecuada con sus antagonistas n-6. En este trabajo se estudia la proporción de estos ácidos grasos. Material y métodos: Se han analizado los ácidos grasos n-3 y n-6 en sueros y fosfolípidos de membrana de 374 niños con neuropatías y de 34 niños sanos, mediante cromatografía de gases con detector de masas. Se ha realizado el estudio estadístico pertinente. Resultados: Los ácidos grasos n-3 (EPA y DHA en suero y su correspondientes fosfolípidos de membrana correlacionan mejor que los de la familia n-6. Los mayoritarios n-6 (LA y ARA están en igual proporción en sueros, siendo más elevados significativamente en los fosfolípidos de los niños sanos. Los n-3 (EPA y DHA tienen valores más altos en los niños sanos, tanto en suero como en fosfolípidos, su suma se iguala en los fosfolípidos de membrana. El índice n-6/n-3 es mayor en los niños con trastorno neurológico en ambas muestras. Conclusión: No siendo la causa de la neuropatía el alto índice n-6/n-3, sin embargo es aconsejable incrementar la ingesta de n-3, sobre todo DHA en toda la población y en especial en los niños con trastornos neurológicos.

  5. Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation presenting as anastomotic biliary stricture Presentación del carcinoma hepatocelular recurrente tras el trasplante de hígado en forma de estenosis biliar anastomótica

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    S. Y. Chen

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available A 52-year-old man visited our hospital complaining of anorexia and fatigue two months after receiving orthotopic liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. A laboratory investigation demonstrated a clinical picture of obstructive jaundice. T-tube cholangiography showed biliary stricture over the anastomotic site. Percutaneous transluminal balloon dilatation and stenting was attempted but failed. Magnetic resonance cholangiography showed possible tumor recurrence over the site of the anastomotic biliary stricture. A biopsy sample was obtained via ultrasound-guided aspiration and histopathological study revealed inflammatory and fibrotic changes. With high suspicion of recurrence of the hepatocellular carcinoma, surgical exploration was performed and an intraoperative frozen section proved the recurrence. We thus diagnosed this case as a recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation. To our knowledge, there have been no previous reports of early tumor recurrence after liver transplantation being the cause of an anastomotic biliary stricture.Un varón de 52 años visitó nuestro hospital quejándose de anorexia y fatiga a los dos meses de haber recibido un trasplante hepático ortotópico a causa de un carcinoma hepatocelular. La analítica mostró un cuadro clínico de ictericia obstructiva. La colangiografía con tubo en T mostró una estenosis biliar sobre la anastomosis. Se intentó una dilatación transluminal percutánea con globo y colocación de endoprótesis, que fracasó. La colangiografía por resonancia magnética mostró una posible recurrencia tumoral sobre el lugar de la estenosis biliar anastomótica. Se extrajo una muestra de biopsia mediante aspiración bajo guía ecográfica y el estudio histopatológico mostró alteraciones inflamatorias y fibróticas. Al sospecharse la recurrencia del carcinoma hepatocelular, se realizó una exploración quirúrgica; un corte intraoperatorio congelado demostr

  6. Inmunoexpresión de p53 y ciclina D1 en adenomas de vesícula biliar Immunoexpression of p53 and cyclic D1 in adenomas of the gallbladder

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    F. Arévalo

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el adenoma de vesícula biliar es una neoplasia infrecuente, cuya relación con el adenocarcinoma es poco conocida, aunque algunos autores han propuesto que la mayoría de adenomas no degeneran en adenocarcinomas, debido a que ambas lesiones presentan vías moleculares diferentes. Material y métodos: el presente trabajo es un estudio transversal que compara las características moleculares del adenoma y adenocarcinoma de vesícula biliar, mediante la medición inmunohistoquímica de la expresión de las proteína p53 y ciclina D1 (ambas reguladoras del ciclo celular en 12 enfermos de cada grupo. Resultados: encontramos una mayor expresión de p53 en los adenocarcinomas (83,3% que en los adenomas (16,6% siendo esta diferencia estadísticamente significativa usando el test de chi cuadrado (p = 0,003, mientras que la expresión de ciclina D1 en ambos grupos fue similar. Conclusión: consideramos que nuestros resultados indican que la alteración en el p53 es un paso importante en el desarrollo de los adenocarcinomas de vesícula biliar, mientras que en el desarrollo de los adenomas, la alteración del p53 sería poco trascendente. Por otro lado, la sobreexpresión de ciclina D1 sería un mecanismo molecular común a ambas lesiones.Introduction: gallbladder adenomas are infrequent neoplasms whose relation to adenocarcinoma is not well understood. It has been suggested that adenomas and adenocarcinomas follow different molecular pathways. Material and methods: this is a comparative, cross-sectional study in which we compared p53 and D1 cyclin expression in adenomas and adenocarcinomas of the gallbladder. Results: we included 12 cases in each group. Expression of p53 occurred in 83.3% of adenocarcinomas and in 16.6% of adenomas (p = 0.003. D1 cyclin was expressed in a similar number of adenomas and adenocarcinomas. Conclusion: our results support the hypothesis that p53 is an important step in the pathogenesis of adenocarcinomas but

  7. O papel da colangiografia por ressonância magnética na avaliação da anatomia biliar em doadores de transplante hepático intervivos The role of magnetic resonance cholangiography in the evaluation of biliary anatomy in living liver donors

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    Elaine Cristina de Moraes Arruda

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a acurácia da colangiografia por ressonância magnética no estudo da anatomia biliar de doadores de fígado em correlação com achados operatórios. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo de 50 doadores submetidos a transplante hepático intervivos no Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR. As colangiografias foram analisadas e os resultados dos exames foram comparados com os achados intra-operatórios. Apenas alterações anatômicas que promoveram mudança de estratégia cirúrgica, não-evidenciadas previamente pela colangiografia por ressonância magnética, foram consideradas como discordantes. RESULTADOS: Foram encontradas variações pela colangiografia por ressonância magnética em 7 doadores e em 14 durante a cirurgia. Do total de pacientes, 41 resultados foram concordantes e 9 foram discordantes. A sensibilidade, a especificidade, o valor preditivo positivo, o valor preditivo negativo e a acurácia da colangiografia por ressonância magnética foram, respectivamente, de 43%, 97%, 86%, 81% e 81,6%. CONCLUSÃO: Conclui-se que a ressonância magnética é um método de imagem seguro e não-invasivo para avaliação pré-operatória das vias biliares de doadores e que algumas anomalias não são detectadas pela colangiografia por ressonância magnética.OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed at evaluating the accuracy of magnetic resonance cholangiography in the assessment of the biliary anatomy in living liver donors in correlation with surgical findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty living liver donors were retrospectively evaluated at Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil. Cholangiographic images were analyzed and results were compared with intraoperative findings. Only anatomical alterations that affected the surgical strategy and had not been previously observed at magnetic resonance cholangiography were considered as being in

  8. Cryptosporidiosis of the biliary tract mimicking pancreatic cancer in an AIDS patient Criptosporidiose do trato biliar simulando câncer do pâncreas em paciente com AIDS

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    Lenice do Rosário de Souza

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium sp is frequent in patients with AIDS, but involvement of other organs of the digestive tract is uncommon. We report a case of Cryptosporidium-associated obstruction of the biliary tract mimicking cancer of the head of the pancreas in a 43-year-old woman with AIDS.A diarréia causada pelo Cryptosporidium sp é muito freqüente em pacientes com AIDS, mas o envolvimento de outros órgãos do aparelho digestivo é incomum. Relata-se o caso de uma mulher de 43 anos, que tinha AIDS, que apresentava obstrução das vias biliares associada ao Cryptosporidium, simulando câncer da cabeça do pâncreas.

  9. Resultados del drenaje de la vía biliar por CPRE en pacientes con edad geriátrica Outcomes of bile duct drainage by means of ERCP in geriatric patients

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    J. García-Cano

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes y objetivo: la colangiopancreatografía retrógrada endoscópica (CPRE es habitualmente la técnica de elección para desobstruir la vía biliar. Una gran parte de los pacientes a los que se realiza esta intervención están en edad geriátrica (mayores de 75 años. Nuestro objetivo ha sido valorar la eficacia de la CPRE en este grupo de pacientes, comparado con los de menor edad. Pacientes y métodos: estudio retrospectivo en el que se han incluido los pacientes a quienes se realizó terapéutica biliar endoscópica mediante CPRE en un periodo de cuatro años (2002-2005. Resultados: se realizó CPRE a 178 pacientes en edad geriátrica y a 159 de menor edad. No hubo diferencias en el éxito del drenaje biliar (97,7-98,7%, en el número de complicaciones (11,8-14,4%, ni en la mortalidad (1,1-0,6%. Por el contrario, en el grupo geriátrico hubo más coledocolitiasis (57,3-39,6%, p = 0,004 y se utilizaron más prótesis metálicas autoexpandibles para drenar la ictericia obstructiva tumoral (47-8%, p = 0,0035. En el grupo de menor edad se repitieron más CPRE a los mismos pacientes (4-10%, p = 0,001. Conclusiones: el éxito y la morbimortalidad para drenar la vía biliar mediante CPRE son similares en los pacientes con edad geriátrica y en los de edad inferior. La coledocolitiasis es más frecuente en los pacientes mayores. No se debe excluir a ningún paciente que precise de una CPRE sólo por la edad.Background and objective: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP is usually the procedure of choice for relieving bile duct obstruction. A large number of patients undergoing this intervention are geriatric population (aged 75 years of age and older. Our aim was to assess the efficacy of ERCP in this group of patients as compared to younger ones. Patients and methods: a retrospective study. All patients in whom a therapeutic biliary endoscopy had been performed over a four-year period of time (2002-2005 were included

  10. MÉTODO DE INDUÇÃO DE CIRROSE BILIAR SECUNDÁRIA COM USO DE PRÓTESE DE SILICONE METHOD FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL INDUCTION OF SECUNDARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS IN WISTAR RATS

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    A. A. L. de Araujo Lima

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste experimento foi o desenvolvimento de um modelo de obstrução do ducto biliar comum através da interposição de uma prótese de silicone extrínseca ao ducto com única ligadura sem secção. Desenvolveu-se um modelo experimental alternativo, em ratos Wistar, que provoca a interrupção do fluxo bílio-duodenal com resultado satisfatório, pois houve distorção da arquitetura hepática, caracterizada por fibrose e proliferação ductal além de indicadores bioquímicos da colestase.

  11. Fístula peritoneocutánea por cálculos biliares: Una complicación tardía de la colecistectomía laparoscópica

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    Iglesis G,Rodrigo; Lee Ch,Kuen; DONAIRE A,JUAN M; Kerrigan B,Nicolás

    2009-01-01

    La perforación de la vesícula biliar ocurre con alguna frecuencia durante la colecistectomía laparoscópica (CL). El derrame de bilis y cálculos en la cavidad peritoneal es menos frecuente y la verdadera incidencia de cálculos abandonados en ésta cavidad es difícil de determinar. Éstos no son considerados un peligro; sin embargo, la exacta biología natural de estos cálculos extraviados no está bien dilucidada y parece ser que no son tan inocuos como se creía, ya que con frecuencia se están rep...

  12. Hepatobiliary alterations in massive biliary ascariasis: histopathological aspects of an autopsy case Lesões hepatobiliares em ascaridíase biliar maciça: aspectos histopatológicos em um caso de autópsia

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    Luiz Carlos da Costa Gayotto

    1990-04-01

    Full Text Available Hepatobiliary alterations found in an autopsy case of massive Biliary Ascariasis, are reported on histological grounds. Severe cholangitis was the main finding, but other changes were also detected, such as pyloric and intestinal metaplasia, hyperplasia of the epithelial lining, with intraductal papillomas and adenomatous proliferation. Remnants of the worm were observed tightly adhered to the epithelium, forming microscopic intrahepatic calculi. Mucopolysaccharides, especially acid, showed to be strongly positive on the luminal border, and in proliferated glands around the ducts. The authors discuss the similarity between such findings and Oriental Cholangiohepatitis, and suggest that inflammation and the presence of the parasitic remnants are responsible for the hyperplastic and metaplastic changes, similarly with what occurs in chlonorchiasis, fascioliasis and schistosomiasis.Os autores apresentam os aspectos histopatológicos encontrados no fígado de um caso de autópsia de Ascaridíase Biliar maciça. A intensa colangite foi o aspecto predominante, mas outras lesões também foram encontradas, tais como metaplasia pilórica e intestinal, hiperplasia epitelial com papilomas intraductais, e por vezes padrão adenomatoso. Restos do helminto foram encontrados fortemente aderidos ao epitélio, sendo intensa a positividade de mucopolissacárides, principalmente ácidos, na borda luminal do epitélio ductal e em glândulas proliferadas ao redor dos ductos. Os autores discutem a semelhança da Ascaridíase Biliar com a Colangio Hepatite Oriental, e sugerem que o processo inflamatório e a presença de restos do verme são responsáveis pelas alterações hiperplásicas e metaplásicas, analogamente ao que ocorre na clonorquíase, fasciolíase e esquistossomose.

  13. EVOLUÇÃO DA FIBROSE BILIAR SECUNDÁRIA EM RATOS TRATADOS MEDIANTE DERIVAÇÃO BÍLIO-DUODENAL OU BÍLIO-JEJUNAL COM AL��A DE ROUX MEDINDO 5, 10 E 15 CM

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    Pandolfi Jr. H.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available A modalidade de derivação bílio-digestiva empregada no tratamento da colestase extra-hepática crônica pode influenciar na reparação das lesões hepáticas. Avaliou-se o desempenho das derivações bílio-duodenal e bílio-jejunal em Y de Roux com alça exclusa de diferentes comprimentos na reparação das lesões morfológicas e funcionais do fígado de ratos com fibrose biliar secundária. Foram utilizados ratos Wistar, com 15 dias de obstrução biliar, alocados em 5 grupos de 6 animais. O grupo OB caracterizou as alterações da fibrose biliar. Os animais remanescentes foram tratados mediante derivação com o duodeno (grupo DBD, e com o jejuno, em alça exclusa de 5cm (grupo DBJ5, 10cm (grupo DBJ10 e 15cm (grupo DBJ15, sendo reavaliados 3 meses depois. Outros 6 animais foram submetidos à intervenção simulada e considerados grupo controle (IS. Todos animais foram submetidos à avaliação morfométrica do fígado, análise bioquímica do sangue e microbiológica da bile, estudo da função mitocondrial hepática e verificação do peso úmido do fígado e do baço. Na análise estatística adotou-se o nível de significância de 5%. Houve aumento significativo do peso estimado, em g/Kg de peso corporal, dos ductos biliares, da fibrose e dos hepatócitos nos animais do grupo OB (medianas de 1,30; 10,03 e 37,0 em relação aos animais controles (IS (medianas de 0,03; zero e 29,37. Após tratamento, ocorreu regressão significativa do peso estimado dos ductos biliares e da fibrose, com valores medianos de 0,22 e 0,22 para o grupo DBD, 0,45 e 3,31 para o grupo DBJ5 e 0,22 e 5,0 para o grupo DBJ15. Houve regressão significativa do peso estimado dos hepatócitos apenas nos grupos derivados com o jejuno, com valores medianos de 31,93; 24,46 e 28,52. Ocorreu aumento significativo do peso úmido do fígado e do baço no grupo OB (medianas em g/Kg de peso corporal de 49,85 e 5,71 em relação ao grupo IS (30,0 e 3,04. Houve regress

  14. EFECTOS DE LA SEPARACIÓN MATERNA TEMPRANA SOBRE EL DESEMPEÑO EN EL LABERINTO EN CRUZ ELEVADO EN RATAS ADULTAS.

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    Duenas Zulma

    2012-04-01

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    Se ha demostrado que alteraciones en la interacción madre-cría produce efectos duraderos sobre el desarrollo cerebral y comportamental; de esta forma sujetos expuestos a estrés por Separación Materna Temprana (SMT presentan variaciones en los comportamientos indicadores de ansiedad. El objetivo del presente estudio fue el de investigar los efectos específicos del estrés por SMT sobre los comportamientos indicadores de ansiedad en ratas Wistar adultas machos y hembras. Las ratas fueron anidadas con ciclo luz/oscuridad invertido (7 p.m./7 a.m., agua y comida ad libitum. El procedimiento de separación se realizó dos veces diarias durante los días postnatales 1 al 21 (7:30 a.m. a 10:30 a.m. y 1:30 a 4:30 p.m.. Los comportamientos indicadores de ansiedad fueron evaluados por medio del laberinto en cruz elevado (LCE cuando las crías alcanzaron un peso de 230 gramos. Se encontró que el estrés por SMT tiene efectos específicos para cada sexo sobre los comportamientos relacionados con la ansiedad, las hembras separadas maternalmente presentaron un perfil ansioso menor que las no separadas y los machos separados mostraron un mayor conflicto exploración/evitación. Estos resultados validan hallazgos

  15. Aplicación de las superficies cónicas a la construcción de depósitos elevados

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    Torroja, José Antonio

    1964-02-01

    Full Text Available In Morrocco, recently, four elevated water tanks have been constructed, which are about 30 m above ground level. Parts of them are in prestressed concrete. Their aspect is pleasant, showing a harmonious outline. The four water tanks are fairly similar. One of them has a slender trunk, supporting the upper container. The other three differ from this one mainly in that the number of supporting columns which converge towards the top varies in each one. The water tank itself is made up of eight inverted conically shaped shell surfaces. They are paired symmetrically in four couples. These eight conical surfaces which constitute the bottom of the tank are separated from each other by vertical diaphragms or partitions. These are prestressed, but the compartments resulting from these partitions are connected at the bottom to ensure equal pressure on each side of the diaphragms. The structure, as a whole, constitutes a geometrical pattern whose simplicity and effectiveness can be easily appreciated from its subtle external beauty. Because of the complexity of analysing the strength properties of this structure with precision, an approximate method has been adopted, which is simple but ingenius. It is based on assuming a compression funicular of forces which is the mean of the external surface of the conical shells and provides a prudent margin of safety. The designer has also succeeded in inducing such a state of stress on the shell care to the concrete joints, as is the case in conventional concrete water tanks. These tanks, which are at present in service, have performed very closely as anticipated from the theoretical estimates. This has justified the author in his approximate calculation methods, which appear to be fully acceptable, and avoid the need of undertaking ardous mathematical operations.Recientemente se han construido en Marruecos cuatro depósitos elevados, de hormigón pretensado en alguna de sus partes, de unos 30 m de altura sobre el

  16. Hemoperitoneo masivo consecutivo a perforación espontánea de la vesícula biliar: A propósito de un caso de muerte súbita Massive haemoperitoneum as a complication of spontaneous rupture of the gallbladder: Report of a sudden death

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    Se presenta un caso de hemoperitoneo masivo consecutivo a perforación espontánea de la vesícula biliar asociada con colelitiasis, obstrucción del conducto cístico y colecistitis aguda hemorrágica que produjo como primera manifestación la muerte súbita en un varón adulto. En la literatura médica este tipo de situación clínica y anatomopatológica es excepcional. Los casos descritos de perforaciones espontáneas de la vesícula biliar con hemoperitoneo asociado son menos de 50 desde 1858. Desde 19...

  17. Paucity of intrahepatic bile ducts in infancy: experience of a tertiary center Hipoplasia de vias biliares intra-hepáticas na infância: experiência de um serviço terciário

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    Adriana Maria Alves De Tommaso

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic cholestasis secondary to paucity of bile duct is an alteration of the anatomic integrity of the biliary tract. Can be defined only histologically and, clinically, two categories are recognized: syndromic and non-syndromic, where the prognosis is generally more severe. AIM: To evaluate the history, clinical and biochemical characteristics, etiology and improvement of children who have paucity of intrahepatic bile duct followed at tertiary center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eleven children with paucity of intrahepatic bile duct, followed at the Pediatric Hepatology Service of the University Hospital, Campinas, SP, Brazil, were evaluated in the period from 1986 to 2001. RESULTS: Among the patients, three presented the syndromic and eight the non-syndromic form (two with alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, one with lues, one secondary to sepsis, three with probable etiology by cytomegalovirus and one without a definite etiology. Referral ranged from 31 to 1185 days. Birth weights ranged from 1920 g to 3590 g. Most of the patients presented pale stools. The median bile duct/portal tract ratio was 0.14. The majority of the children presented a favorable follow-up, regardless of the form of presentation. CONCLUSION: Paucity of intrahepatic bile ducts should be considered in children with cholestasis and its differentiation from extrahepatic causes of neonatal cholestasis is important in order to avoid surgery. Diagnosis of non-syndromic form should not be regarded as unfavorable prognosis, as the evolution is probably related to the etiology in this form of presentation.RACIONAL: A hipoplasia das vias biliares intra-hepáticas é causa de colestase secundária a uma alteração na integridade anatômica do trato biliar. A definição é dada pelo exame histopatológico e, do ponto de vista clínico, pode ser classificada em sindrômica e não-sindrômica onde o prognóstico é, geralmente, mais grave. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a hist

  18. Tratamento cirúrgico da atresia de vias biliares: a experiência do hospital municipal jesus, 1997-2000 Surgical treatment of biliary atresia: the hospital municipal jesus experience 1997-2000

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    Lisieux Eyer de Jesus

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a indicação, resultados e limitações da portoenterostomia para o tratamento da atresia de vias biliares em hospital infantil terciário no Rio de Janeiro-RJ/Brasil. MÉTODO: Foram estudados prospectivamente oito pacientes submetidos à portoenterostomia do tipo Kasai 1, num período de três anos (1997-2000. Todos foram submetidos à antibioticoterapia profilática, uso de colerético, reavaliação médica mensal nos primeiros seis meses de seguimento e reavaliação laboratorial, ultra-sonográfica e através de endoscopia digestiva alta em prazos programados. RESULTADOS: Em cinco pacientes foi possível obter drenagem biliar estável e satisfatória por > 6 meses pós-operatórios. Quatro faleceram no período de observação (um por insuficiência hepática, um por colangite, dois por hemorragias digestivas, inclusive os três pacientes em que não foi obtida drenagem biliar satisfatória. Quatro persistem em bom estado geral, anictéricos, um deles com fibrose hepática residual grave e provável indicação futura de transplante hepático. Detectamos problemas graves com relação ao encaminhamento tardio de doentes para tratamento e para disponibilizar transplante hepático quando necessário. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados da portoenterostomia são compensadores quando é possível obter bom débito biliar no pós-operatório. Em pacientes em que não é obtida boa drenagem biliar o pós-operatório é tormentoso e o óbito é esperado até o segundo ano de vida sem o uso de transplante hepático. É necessário disponibilizar transplante hepático pediátrico em nosso meio e conscientizar a comunidade médica para o encaminhamento precoce de bebês ictéricos além dos primeiros 15 dias de vida para investigação e tratamento em unidades especializadas.BACKGROUND: Indications, results and limitations of portoenterostomy to treat biliary atresia in a referral pediatric hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are discussed

  19. Ligadura de ducto biliar como modelo de estudo da síndrome hepatopulmonar e estresse oxidativo Common bile duct ligation as a model of hepatopulmonary syndrome and oxidative stress

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    Juliana Tieppo

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: A síndrome hepatopulmonar é caracterizada por uma disfunção hepática e pela existência de dilatações dos vasos pulmonares, levando a alterações nas trocas gasosas, tendo algumas das suas características observadas de forma experimental no modelo de ligadura de ducto biliar. OBJETIVOS: Avaliar o estresse oxidativo no tecido pulmonar de ratos cirróticos por ligadura de ducto biliar comum. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 12 ratos machos Wistar, pesando entre 200 e 300 g, divididos em dois grupos: controles (Co = 6 e cirróticos (Ci = 6. Foram realizadas avaliações de transaminases, gasometria arterial, avaliação da lipoperoxidação (substâncias reativas ao ácido tiobarbitúrico e quimiluminescência e quantificação da atividade enzimática antioxidante através das concentrações da enzima superóxido dismutase. Os tecidos analisados para avaliação da síndrome hepatopulmonar foram o fígado cirrótico e o pulmão. RESULTADOS: Os animais com ligadura de ducto biliar apresentaram alteração nas transaminases: aspartato aminotransferase, Co = 105,3 ± 43/Ci = 500,5 ± 90,3 alanina aminotransferase, Co = 78,75 ± 37,7/Ci = 162,75 ± 35,4 e fosfatase alcalina, Co = 160 ± 20,45/Ci = 373,25 ± 45,44. Em relação à lipoperoxidação e à resposta antioxidante, estas também apresentaram diferenças estatisticamente significativas quando avaliadas no pulmão (substâncias reativas ao ácido tiobarbitúrico Co = 0,87 ± 0,3/Ci = 2,01 ± 0,9; quimiluminescência Co = 16008,41 ± 1171,45/Ci = 20250,36 ± 827,82; superóxido dismutase Co = 6,66 ± 1,34/Ci = 16,06 ± 2,67. CONCLUSÕES: Os dados obtidos sugerem que no modelo experimental de cirrose por ligadura de ducto biliar há aumento significativo da lipoperoxidação no tecido pulmonar, bem como aumento na atividade da enzima antioxidante superóxido dismutase, sugerindo a presença de dano pulmonar decorrente da cirrose biliar secundária.BACKGROUND: The

  20. Suprapapillary needle puncture for common bile duct access: laboratory profile Punção suprapapilar por agulha para acesso ao ducto biliar comum: perfil laboratorial

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    Everson L. A. Artifon

    2006-12-01

    duodenal papilla of normal aspect. The patients with dilation of the suprapapillary fistula showed the fistula continuing to drain clear bile CONCLUSION: Suprapapillary puncture allows investigative and therapeutic procedures without significant increases in amylase, lipase and C-RP. Patients submitted to diagnostic puncture present complete recovery of the papilla, while dilation of the fistula maintains it pervious later on, but without complications.RACIONAL: A cateterização para acesso às vias biliares na colangiopancreatografia retrógrada pode apresentar dificuldades técnicas, sendo necessário freqüentemente efetuar-se papilotomia, procedimento não isento de complicações como perfuração e pancreatite OBJETIVOS: Demonstrar menor incidência de complicações a partir do perfil laboratorial, através de nova técnica desenvolvida, a punção suprapapilar MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Após aprovação pelo Comitê de Ética em Pesquisa da instituição, 30 pacientes foram selecionados no período de julho de 2003 a agosto de 2004. Preenchidos os critérios de inclusão e exclusão, os pacientes, após explicação do protocolo e a assinatura do consentimento livre e esclarecido, foram submetidos a colangiopancreatografia retrógrada pela técnica de punção suprapapilar. Após o procedimento, foi feito seguimento com o paciente internado para avaliar possíveis complicações, bem como determinação dos níveis séricos da amilase, lipase e proteína C reativa nas 4 h, 12 h e 24 h subseqüentes e reavaliados 60 dias após. O estudo estatístico foi feito por análise de variância para medidas múltiplas e comparações múltiplas foram feitas por meio do teste de Wald RESULTADOS: O sucesso da técnica ocorreu em 93,4% (28/30 dos pacientes. Não foram observadas alterações estatisticamente significantes no perfil laboratorial. Complicações relacionadas à técnica de punção ocorreram em dois pacientes: um pelo não uso do fio guia e em outro por hemorragia

  1. Total Thyroidectomy

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    Lopez Moris E

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Total thyroidectomy is a surgery that removes all the thyroid tissue from the patient. The suspect of cancer in a thyroid nodule is the most frequent indication and it is presume when previous fine needle puncture is positive or a goiter has significant volume increase or symptomes. Less frequent indications are hyperthyroidism when it is refractory to treatment with Iodine 131 or it is contraindicated, and in cases of symptomatic thyroiditis. The thyroid gland has an important anatomic relation whith the inferior laryngeal nerve and the parathyroid glands, for this reason it is imperative to perform extremely meticulous dissection to recognize each one of these elements and ensure their preservation. It is also essential to maintain strict hemostasis, in order to avoid any postoperative bleeding that could lead to a suffocating neck hematoma, feared complication that represents a surgical emergency and endangers the patient’s life.It is essential to run a formal technique, without skipping steps, and maintain prudence and patience that should rule any surgical act.

  2. Potential limitations for potato yields in raised soil field systems near Lake Titicaca Limitações potenciais para produtividade da batata em solos de campos elevados no Lago Titicaca

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    Diego Sánchez de Lozada

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available During the last two decades, various non-governmental organizations have strongly encouraged Bolivian farmers in the Altiplano region near Lake Titicaca to resume the ancestral agricultural practice of constructing raised fields. In addition to improved drainage and possibilities this practice affords for sub-irrigation, advocated benefits of this system traditionally include frost mitigation and high crop yields. Until recently, reliable data to assess the extent of these benefits were unfortunately lacking. In this context, field experiments on raised fields were designed and carried out at two locations in the Bolivian Altiplano to obtain reliable potato yield and temperature data. Observed yields ranged from 2.73 to 10.80 t ha-1 at the first site, where salinity caused significant yield variability (R² = 0.79. At the second site, yields per raised platform varied between 8.25 and 33.45 t ha-1. However, comparable yields were obtained in flat control plots in spite of a mid-season frost, and the minimum temperatures differed only by 1ºC in the conventional plots relative to the raised fields. These results suggest that, under the experimental conditions, the potential benefits of raised fields in terms of frost mitigation or increased yields might only be observable in exceptionally bad years, when extreme frosts wipe out entire potato crops on conventional fields. Nevertheless, it is argued that in spite of these marginally supportive observations, raised-field agriculture may still be a viable option for farmers to consider if the water-filled channels between the raised fields are managed for fish and fertilizer production.Nas últimas duas décadas várias organizações não governamentais entusiasmaram lavradores bolivianos da região do Altiplano, próximo ao Lago Titicaca, a reassumir a prática ancestral de construir campos elevados. Além de sua drenagem melhorada e das possibilidades de implementar a sub-irrigação, as vantagens

  3. Gallbladder leiomyoma in absence of immune system disorders: an unusual diagnosis Leiomioma de vesícula biliar en ausencia de patología del sistema inmune: un diagnóstico inusual

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    Juan José Segura-Sampedro

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Mesenchymal neoplasms of the gallbladder are rare and in particular leiomyomas of the gallbladder have been rarely reported, all of them in patients with immune system disorders. This is the first report in Spanish of a 23-year-old female patient with a gallbladder leiomyoma without associated immunodeficiency. The patient lacks a previous history of uterine leiomyoma or any other form of neoplasm. She refers several episodes of epygastralgia. A hydatic cyst led to an initial diagnosis and the gallbladder was removed by means of simple cholecystectomy. The abnormal macroscopic aspect of the sample prompted intraoperative biopsy which revealed a benign gallbladder angiomyoma. Subsequent immunohistochemical analysis of the resected sample yielded the diagnosis of intramural endocavitary leiomyoma negative for EBV and C-kit / CD-117. The patient has good general condition and remains asymptomatic 15 months after surgery.Las neoplasias mesenquimales de vesícula biliar son una patología muy poco frecuente, concretamente, son muy pocos los casos descritos de leiomioma de vesícula biliar y todos ellos diagnosticados en pacientes con enfermedades del sistema inmunitario. Se describe por primera vez en la literatura en lengua española el caso de un leiomioma vesicular en una mujer de 23 años sin compromiso inmunitario alguno. La paciente carece de historia de leiomioma uterino o cualquier otra neoplasia. Presenta una historia de epigastralgias de evolución. Se formuló un primer diagnóstico guiado por imagen de quiste hidatídico. La vesícula fue extirpada mediante colecistectomía simple. El aspecto macroscópico anormal motivó una biopsia intraoperatoria que fue informada como angiomioma vesicular benigno. El posterior estudio inmunohistoquímico de la pieza arrojó el diagnóstico de leiomioma intramural y endocavitario negativo para VEB y C-Kit / CD-117. La paciente presenta buen estado general y permanece asintomática 15 meses después de

  4. Comparison between endoscopic brush cytology performed before and after biliary stricture dilation for cancer detection Comparação entre citologia por escovado endoscópico realizada antes e depois da dilatação das estenoses biliares para detecção de câncer

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    Laura Cotta Ornellas

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Confirmation of malignancy within biliary strictures is endoscopically challenging. Dilation of strictures has been reported to enhance cytological diagnosis. AIM: To compare brush cytology results before and after biliary stricture dilation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with extra-hepatic biliary stricture at endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography were included in the study. Brushing was performed before and immediately after dilation using a 10 Fr dilating catheter. Cytology samples were classified as: negative for malignancy, presence of atypical cells, insufficient material, suspicious for malignancy or positive for malignancy. Final diagnosis was established by surgery, biopsy or follow-up. RESULTS: Biliary brush cytology was performed in 50 patients, with an overall sensitivity of 40% and 27.5%, before and after dilation, respectively. The combination of results increased cancer detection rate to 45%. There were 5/50 (10% minor complications and one death related to the procedure. CONCLUSIONS: Brush cytology performed before biliary stricture dilation has a similar cancer detection rate to that following dilation, although the combination of results enhances sensitivity.RACIONAL: A citologia por escovado apresenta baixa sensibilidade na detecção de câncer em estenoses biliares, mas manipulação endoscópica prévia poderia aumentar a esfoliação de células tumorais. OBJETIVO: Comparar os resultados dos escovados obtidos antes e depois da dilatação de estenoses biliares. PACIENTES E MÉTODOS: Pacientes com estenose biliar extra-hepática diagnosticada durante colangiopancreatografia endoscópica retrógada foram submetidos a citologia por escovado. Em seguida, a estenose foi dilatada com cateter de 10 French e o escovado foi repetido. A citologia foi classificada como: negativa para malignidade, presença de células atípicas, material insuficiente, suspeita para malignidade ou positiva para malignidade. O

  5. Liver histological, portal flow and plasmatic nitric oxide alterations caused by biliary obstruction and drainage in rats Alterações histológicas, do fluxo portal e do óxido nítrico plasmático em ratos submetidos à obstrução/desobstrução biliar

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    Miguel Angel Dias

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate liver alterations caused by biliary obstruction and drainage. METHODS: Thirty-nine male Wistar rats were randomly distributed in 4 groups: BO (n=18 bile duct ligation for 20 days, with a periodic evaluation of liver histological alterations, Doppler echography portal flow and measurements of NO and malondialdehyde (MDA; BO/DB (n=13 bile duct occlusion for 20 days followed by biliary drainage by choledochoduodenal anastomosis, 5 days follow-up, same BO group parameters evaluations; group CED (n=4 sham operation and portal flow evaluation trough 20 days; CHB (n=4 sham operation, with hepatic biopsy on 25th day and followed-up trough 25 days, by the same parameters of group BO, with exception of portal flow. Direct bilirubin (DB and alkaline phosphatase (AP were evaluated in the group BO, BO/DB and CHB. RESULTS: The bile duct ligation led to an increase of DB and AP, development of liver histological alterations, reduction of portal flow and increase of plasmatic NO and of MDA levels. The bile duct clearing resulted in a reduction of DB, AP, NO, MDA histological alterations and increase of portal flow. CONCLUSION: The biliary occlusion resulted in cholestasis and portal flow reduction, besides the increase of plasmatic NO and of hepatic MDA levels, and histological liver alterations, with a tendency of normalization after the bile duct clearing.OBJETIVO: Avaliar alterações hepáticas resultantes do processo de obstrução/desobstrução biliar. MÉTODOS: Trinta e nove ratos Wistar foram distribuídos aleatoriamente em 4 grupos: OB (n=18, oclusão biliar, seguimento de 20 dias, avaliação das alterações histológicas hepáticas, do fluxo portal e dosagens de NO e de malondialdeído (MDA; grupo OB/DB (n=13 oclusão biliar por 20 dias seguida de desobstrução biliar por anastomose colédoco-duodenal, seguimento por 5 dias e avaliação dos mesmos parâmetros do grupo BO; grupo CED (n=4 operação simulada, avaliação do

  6. Estudo prospectivo e comparativo do escovado obtido pela CPER à ecoendoscopia associada à punção aspirativa com agulha fina (EE-PAAF no diagnóstico diferencial das estenoses biliares Prospective comparative study of ERCP brush cytology and EUS-FNA for the diferential diagnosis of biliary strictures

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    Monica Novis

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o desempenho diagnóstico da citologia obtida pela CPER, aquele obtido pela EE-PAAF e a concordância entre patologistas gerais (PG e especialistas (PE em pacientes com estenose biliar. MÉTODOS: Incluímos pacientes com estenose biliar identificados pela CPER. A EE-PAAF foi realizada apenas em áreas com efeito de massa ou da parede espessada do ducto biliar. O padrão-ouro foi a cirurgia, histologia e/ou o seguimento. As amostras teciduais foram consideradas: malignas, suspeitas, atípicas, insuficientes ou benignas. Os espécimes obtidos por cada método foi interpretado (cego por um PG e outro PE. RESULTADO: 46 pacientes foram incluídos (37 malignos e 9 benignos. O diagnóstico final foi de tumor pancreático (26, biliar (11, pancreatite crônica (8 e estenose inflamatória do ducto biliar (1. Sensibilidade e acurácia da CPER foram 43,2% e 52,2% para o PG e 51,4% e 58,7% para o PE. Sensibilidade e acurácia da EE-PAAF foi 52,8% e 58,5% para o PG e 69,4% e 73,2% para o PE. A combinação entre a CPER e EE-PAAF demonstrou maior sensibilidade e acurácia para ambos PG (64,9% e 69,6% e PE (83,8% e 84,8%, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: A citologia obtida pelo escovado da via biliar durante a CPER e as amostras teciduais colhidas pela EE-PAAF tem rendimento semelhante para o diagnóstico das estenoses biliares. No entanto, a combinação dos métodos resulta em uma maior acurácia. Além disso, espera-se que a interpretação das amostras ocorra com maior precisão pelo PE se comparado ao PG.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and to compare the diagnostic yield of ERCP brush cytology (ERCP and EUS-FNA in patients with biliary strictures and evaluates the agreement between general pathologists (GP and expert GI pathologists (GIP in the final diagnosis of biliary strictures. METHODS: Patients with biliary strictures documented by ERCP were included. Brush cytology was performed and during EUS, only visible mass lesions or localized bile duct

  7. Administraçao de anfetamina e pentilenotetrazol após primeira passagem com tempo reduzido induz tolerância de primeira passagem no labirinto em cruz elevado

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    Vargas, Kleber Francisco Meneghel

    2005-01-01

    Há inúmeras hipóteses para explicar o fenômeno de tolerância de primeira passagem no labirinto em cruz elevado e algumas delas são relacionadas ao aprendizado e memória, logo, a redução do tempo de primeira passagem para 1 minuto ou a administração de drogas amnésicas antes da primeira passagem previne a perda do efeito ansiolítico na segunda passagem. Entretanto, a administração de drogas pré-treinamento pode induzir o erro e nenhum estudo utilizou-se de drogas que melhorem a memória. Deste ...

  8. SISTEMA ELETRÔNICO ISOLADO COM ELEVADO FATOR DE POTÊNCIA E REDUZIDAS CAPACITÂNCIAS PARA ALIMENTAÇÃO DE LEDS APLICADO À ILUMINAÇÃO PÚBLICA

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    Paulo Cesar Vargas Luz

    2013-01-01

    Este trabalho visa o desenvolvimento de uma família de conversores eletrônicos com isolação elétrica para o acionamento de um conjunto de diodos emissores de luz de potência, aplicados à iluminação pública. Estes sistemas devem possuir elevado fator de potência e ainda estar de acordo com a norma IEC 61000-3-2, para equipamentos de iluminação. É realizada a integração entre os estágios de potência, de tal forma a reduzir o número de semicondutores ativos das topologias. As topologias são mode...

  9. Estado de hidratação de atletas em corrida de rua de 15 km sob elevado estresse térmico

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    Ednei Costa Maia

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Um adequado estado de hidratação é de suma importância para os participantes de corridas de rua, tanto para um melhor desempenho esportivo, quanto na prevenção dos distúrbios causados pelo calor. OBJETIVO: O estudo visa avaliar o estado de hidratação de indivíduos do sexo masculino em corrida de rua de 15 km. MÉTODOS: A amostra foi composta por 15 indivíduos do sexo masculino (37,67±7,22 anos praticantes habituais de corrida de rua. O estado de hidratação foi avaliado antes e após a corrida através dos seguintes parâmetros: peso corporal, coloração e gravidade específica da urina (GEU, análise da impedância bioelétrica (BIA, níveis de hemoglobina (Hb e hematócrito (Ht. Na análise dos dados, foi utilizado o teste t de Student pareado ou o teste de Wilcoxon, aceitando-se como estatisticamente significante p < 0,01. RESULTADOS: Houve diminuição do peso corporal dos indivíduos após a corrida (p<0,0001, assim como elevação dos níveis de Hb e Ht. Apesar da diminuição observada na GEU após o exercício, não houve melhora significativa do padrão de coloração da urina ou diferença entre o conteúdo inicial e final de água corporal total. A temperatura ambiente (TA e umidade relativa do ar (URA foram de 38,75±1,79°C e 37,37±4,66%, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: O exercício no ambiente em questão conduziu os indivíduos a um estado de desidratação, apenas detectado pela análise da variação do peso corporal e de parâmetros sanguíneos através dos níveis de Hb e Ht. Parâmetros urinários como a coloração da urina e GEU, assim como aqueles obtidos através da BIA, provavelmente foram confundidos por variáveis não controladas pelo presente estudo.

  10. Evaluation of the efficacy and reproducibility of cholangiopancreatography by magnetic resonance for detecting biliary complications following orthotopic liver transplantation Estudo da eficácia e da reprodutibilidade da colangiopancreatografia por ressonância magnética na detecção das complicações biliares pós-transplantes hepáticos

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    Marcelo Moura Linhares

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy and reproducibility of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP in the detection of biliary complications in liver transplanted patients. METHODS: A study was conducted, with blinded review of 28 MRCP exams of 24 patients submitted to liver transplantation. The images were reviewed by two independent observers, at two different moments, regarding the degree of biliary tree visualization and the presence or absence of biliary complications. The MRCP results were compared, when negative, to at least 3 months of clinical and biochemical follow-up, and when positive, to the findings at surgery or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP. RESULTS: The degree of intrahepatic biliary tree visualization was considered good or excellent in 78.6% and 82.1% of the exams by the two observers and visualization of the donor duct, recipient duct and biliary anastomosis was considered good or excellent in 100% of the exams, by both observers. Six biliary complications were detected (21.4%, all of them anastomotic strictures. Intra and interobserver agreement were substantial or almost perfect (kappa k values of 0.611 to 0.804 for the visualization of the biliary tree and almost perfect (k values of 0.900 to 1.000 for the detection of biliary complications. MRCP achieved 100% sensitivity, 95.45% specificity, 85.7% positive predictive value and 100% negative predictive value for the detection of biliary complications. CONCLUSIONS: MRCP is an accurate examination for the detection of biliary complications after orthotopic liver transplantation and it is a highly reproducible method in the evaluation of the biliary tree of liver transplanted patients.OBJETIVO: Medir a acurácia e reprodutibilidade da colangiopancreatografia por ressonância magnética (CPRM na avaliação da visibilização de complicações biliares em pacientes submetidos a transplantes hepáticos ortotópicos. MÉTODOS: Realizado estudo

  11. Correlação interobservador das alterações morfológicas das vias biliares em pacientes com esquistossomose mansoni pela colangiorressonância magnética Evaluation of morphological changes of the biliary tree by magnetic resonance cholangiography in patients with schistosomiasis mansoni: interobserver agreement

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    Danilo Moulin Sales

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever as alterações das vias biliares pela colangiografia por ressonância magnética (CPRM na esquistossomose hepatoesplênica e avaliar a concordância interobservador da CPRM na detecção de colangiopatia esquistossomótica. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo e transversal em 24 pacientes com a forma hepatoesplênica da esquistossomose mansoni e em 6 pacientes sadios, como grupo controle, com avaliação da via biliar pela CPRM. As alterações da via biliar consideradas foram: distorção, afilamento, estenose, dilatação e irregularidade. Foi calculada a concordância interobsevador para alteração da via biliar com o teste de McNemar e o índice kappa (κ. RESULTADOS: A concordância interobservador na caracterização de distorção e afilamento da via biliar foi quase perfeita (κ = 0,867; intervalo de confiança [IC] 95% [0,512-1,0] e κ = 0,865; IC 95% [0,51-1,0], respectivamente. A concordância foi substancial para a estenose (κ = 0,78; IC 95% [0,424-1,0], moderada para dilatação (κ = 0,595; IC 95% [0,247-0,942] e regular para afilamento (κ = 0,229; IC 95% [0,095-0,552]. CONCLUSÃO: As alterações observadas nas vias biliares foram, em ordem decrescente de ocorrência: distorção, afilamento, estenose, dilatação e irregularidade. A concordância interobservador para sinais de colangiopatia esquistossomótica foi quase perfeita para distorção e afilamento e substancial para estenose.OBJECTIVE: To describe changes of the biliary tree demonstrated by magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC in patients with the hepatosplenic presentation of schistosomiasis mansoni, and evaluating the interobserver agreement in the detection of schistosomal cholangiopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective, cross-sectional study involving 24 patients with hepatosplenic schistosomiasis and 6 healthy patients (control group submitted to biliary tree evaluation by MRC. The following changes of the biliary tree were

  12. Neonatal administration of fluoxetine did not alter the anxiety indicators, but decreased the locomotor activity in adult rats in the elevated plus-maze Administração neonatal de fluoxetina não alterou os indicadores de ansiedade, mas diminuiu a atividade locomotora em ratos adultos no labirinto elevado em cruz

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    Valdenilson Ribeiro Ribas

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was evaluate the anxiety and locomotor activity (LA in 52 Wistar adult male rats, being 26 treated with fluoxetine (10 mg/Kg - sc in the neonatal period. These same rats received foot shock (FS (1.6-mA - 2-s in the 90th day. The anxiety and LA were appraised by plus-maze. The time spent in the open arms was used as anxiety index and the LA was measured by number of entries in closed arms (NECA and the total of entries (TE. T-test was used with pO objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a ansiedade e a atividade locomotora (AL em 52 ratos Wistar adultos machos, sendo 26 tratados no período neonatal com fluoxetina (10 mg/Kg - sc e no 90º dia, receberam estímulos elétricos nas patas (1,6-mA-2-s. A ansiedade e a AL foram avaliadas por meio do labirinto elevado em cruz. O tempo de permanência dos animais nos braços abertos (BA foi utilizado como índice de ansiedade e a AL medida pelo número de entradas nos braços fechados (NEBF e pelo total de entradas (TE nos BA e BF. O teste t foi utilizado, com (p<0,05 e os dados apresentados em média±erro padrão. Os animais tratados reduziram o NEBF (2,35±0,33 e o TE (3,96±0,61 comparados a seus controles (4,65±0,52 e (6,96±0,94. A administração neonatal de fluoxetina não alterou a ansiedade, mas diminuiu a AL dos animais que receberam EE.

  13. Calidad de vida de pacientes con obstrucción maligna del esófago, la vía biliar y la vía urinaria sometidos a intervencionismo radiológico paliativo Informe preliminar Medellín, Colombia

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    Jorge Guzmán Tatis

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available En el momento de hacer el diagnóstico de los tumores malignos que ocasionan obstrucción del esófago, la vía biliar y el tracto urinario, la mayoría de los pacientes no tiene otras opciones terapéuticas excepto los cuidados paliativos. La presencia de síntomas molestos e incapacitantes, así como la amenaza a la existencia y el miedo a la muerte comprometen la calidad de vida. En este trabajo se realizaron a 25 pacientes procedimientos intervencionistas radiológicos como fueron: prótesis metálicas autoexpandibles en el esófago y en la vía biliar y nefrostomía percutánea. Se evaluaron, antes del procedimiento y a los 1, 3 y 6 meses la evolución de los síntomas clínicos, los criterios paraclínicos, las complicaciones de los procedimientos, el dolor por medio de la escala análoga visual y la calidad de vida por medio del cuestionario SF36. En los 8 pacientes con cáncer del esófago mejoraron el dolor y la disfagia y se mantuvieron el índice de masa corporal y la calidad de vida. En los 11 con obstrucción urinaria mejoraron el nitrógeno ureico, la creatinina y la calidad de vida al primer mes y al tercero. En los 6 que tenían obstrucción maligna de la vía biliar mejoraron los niveles de bilirrubina, el prurito, las náuseas y la calidad de vida al mes, con estabilidad del estado nutricional.

  14. Meningeal carcinomatosis as the initial manifestation of a gallbladder adenocarcinoma associated with a Krukenberg tumor Carcinomatose meníngea como manifestação inicial de um adenocarcinoma de vesícula biliar com tumor de Krukenberg

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    Tizuko Miyagui

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A case of malignant neoplasm is described in which the initial manifestations were mental dysfunction and meningeal irritation, mimicking chronic or subacute meningitis. Physical examination showed cranial nerve involvement and a pelvic tumor. There was progressive deterioration, and death occurred in 2 weeks. The autopsy revealed a gallbladder adenocarcinoma, meningeal carcinomatosis, and ovarian metastasis presenting as a Krukenberg tumor. The authors emphasize the importance of including meningeal carcinomatosis as a possibility in the differential diagnosis of non-characteristic clinical pictures, as well as the importance of the cerebrospinal fluid cytologic examination, repeated as needed, in order to confirm this diagnosis.Descreve-se um caso de neoplasia maligna cuja manifestação inicial foi distúrbio de comportamento e quadro de irritação meníngea, simulando uma meningite subaguda ou crônica. Na investigação clínica foram detectados o comprometimento de pares cranianos e a presença de massa tumoral pélvica. Houve piora progressiva, com evolução para o óbito em duas semanas. No exame post-mortem foram diagnosticados adenocarcinoma de vesícula biliar com componente mucinoso, carcinomatose meníngea e metástase ovariana sob a forma de um tumor de Krukenberg. Os autores mostram a importância da inclusão da carcinomatose meníngea no diagnóstico diferencial de quadros neurológicos incaracterísticos, e a necessidade de exames citológicos do liquor, às vezes repetidos, para a confirmação desta hipótese diagnóstica.

  15. Hemoperitoneo masivo consecutivo a perforación espontánea de la vesícula biliar: A propósito de un caso de muerte súbita Massive haemoperitoneum as a complication of spontaneous rupture of the gallbladder: Report of a sudden death

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    P.M. Garamendi

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un caso de hemoperitoneo masivo consecutivo a perforación espontánea de la vesícula biliar asociada con colelitiasis, obstrucción del conducto cístico y colecistitis aguda hemorrágica que produjo como primera manifestación la muerte súbita en un varón adulto. En la literatura médica este tipo de situación clínica y anatomopatológica es excepcional. Los casos descritos de perforaciones espontáneas de la vesícula biliar con hemoperitoneo asociado son menos de 50 desde 1858. Desde 1952 solo existe otra referencia de 1991 de un hallazgo similar, aunque no asociado a colelitiasis, como causa de muerte súbita.We report a case of sudden death due to massive haemoperitoneum as a complication of spontaneous rupture of the gallbladder associated with cholelithiasis, obstruction of the cystic duct and acute haemorrhagic cholecystitis. Death occurred in an adult male previously asymptomatic. This is an unusual circumstance in the medical literature. Since 1858, less than 50 cases of spontaneous rupture of the gallbladder associated with haemoperitoneum have been reported. Since 1952, there is only one other case of sudden death with this clinical condition, reported in 1991, but not associated with cholelithiasis.

  16. Niveles de plomo elevados en sangre de niños que vivían en casas antiguas de Evansville, Indiana: asociación entre año de construcción de la casa, niveles de plomo en suelo y niveles de plomo en sangre de niños de 1-5 años, entre 1998-2006 Higher blood lead levels among children living in older homes in Evansville Indiana: associations between year house built, soil lead levels and blood lead levels among children aged 1-5 years - 1998 to 2006 Elevados níveis de chumbo no sangue de crianças que vivem em habitações antigas em Evansville, Indiana: associação entre o ano de construção da casa, níveis de chumbo no solo e níveis de chumbo no sangue de crianças de 1-5 anos, entre 1998 - 2006

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    Diane Jackson

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se evaluaron los niveles de plomo en 18.218 muestras de sangre. Las muestras de 11.719 niños de Evansville, Indiana, de edades comprendidas entre 1 y 5 años se obtuvieron de manera voluntaria entre los años 1998 y 2006. Se evaluaron además los niveles de plomo en el suelo de 35 jardines residenciales correspondientes al domicilio de 81 niños.Durante el periodo de estudio, tanto los niveles de plomo en sangre como el porcentaje de valores elevados para dichos niveles fueron descendiendo. A pesar de ello, los valores de plomo en sangre en Evansville siguieron estando por encima de los nacionales (mediana de niveles de plomo en sangre 3,0 frente a 1,5 μg/dL, respectivamente. Nuestro análisis dio como resultado que vivir en casas antiguas (presumiblemente con pintura que contiene plomo estaba asociado con niveles más elevados de plomo en sangre en los niños. No se encontró una asociación clara de los niveles elevados de plomo en sangre ni con el género ni con los niveles de plomo en el suelo de los jardines.A total of 18,218 blood lead levels (BLLs were assessed. The samples from 11,719 children aged 1-5 years in Evansville, Indiana, were obtained on a volunteer basis between 1998 and 2006. In addition, soil lead levels were also evaluated from 35 residential yards that were matched to the addresses of 81 children.During the study period, both average BLLs and the percentage of elevated BLLs declined. Even so, Evansville’s BLLs still remained higher than national levels (median BLLs of 3.0 vs.1.5 μg/dL, respectively. From our analysis, living in older houses (presumably containing lead paint was associated with higher BLLs in children. No clear association was found between higher BLLs and gender or residential soil lead levels.Neste estudo avaliaram-se os níveis de chumbo em 18.218 amostra de sangue. As amostras de 11.719 crianças de Evansville, Indiana, de idades compreendidas entre 1 e 5 anos obtiveram-se de forma

  17. Níveis de óxido nítrico mais elevados estão associados à atividade da doença em pacientes egípcios com artrite reumatoide

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    Adel Mahmoud Ali

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Introdução O estresse oxidativo produzido no interior de articulações inflamadas pode produzir fenômenos autoimunes e destruição articular. As espécies radicais com atividade oxidativa, incluindo espécies reativas de nitrogênio, representam mediadores de inflamação e de lesão cartilaginosa. Objetivos Avaliar o óxido nítrico sérico como marcador de estresse oxidativo em pacientes egípcios com artrite reumatoide e sua relação com a atividade da doença. Métodos 80 com artrite reumatoide foram divididos em dois grupos, de acordo com a pontuação DAS28: Grupo I: 42 pacientes com doença ativa, e Grupo II: 38 pacientes com doença inativa. Quarenta indivíduos equiparados por idade e gênero foram incluídos como grupo controle (Grupo III. Foram realizados exames laboratoriais de rotina e o óxido nítrico foi medido usando Elisa. Radiografias simples das mãos foram feitas para a pontuação do estado radiológico utilizando o método de Sharpe. Resultados A comparação do nível sérico de óxido nítrico entre os três grupos mostrou uma diferença altamente significativa (p < 0,001. Obtiveram-se níveis significativamente mais elevados entre os pacientes com artrite reumatoide em comparação com os controles. Os níveis mais elevados foram obtidos em pacientes com a doença ativa (média±DP 82,38±20,46 em comparação com aqueles com a doença inativa (35,53±7,15. O óxido nítrico no Grupo I exibiu uma correlação positiva significativa com a rigidez matinal (r=0,45, artrite (r=0,43, contagem de plaquetas (r=0,46, velocidade de hemossedimentação (r=0,83, proteína C-reativa (r=0,76 e Índice de Atividade de Doença (r=0,85. O óxido nítrico mostrou uma correlação positiva significativa (r=0,43 com as radiografias das mãos (índice de Sharpe no Grupo I. Conclusão Observa-se um aumento nos níveis séricos de óxido nítrico em pacientes com artrite reumatoide. O óxido nítrico se correlaciona significativamente

  18. Manejo nutricional del paciente postcirugía de vías biliares y páncreas Nutritional management of the patient after surgery of the biliary tract and pancreas

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    C. Loinaz Segurola

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Gran parte de los pacientes con cirugía biliopancreática mayor sufren desnutrición preoperatoria, agravada por el ayuno perioperatorio y los tratamientos posteriores. La cirugía de páncreas y vías biliares puede ocasionar trastornos digestivos, fundamentalmente absortivos, sobre todo con malabsorción grasa. El soporte nutricional se ha demostrado útil en cirugía gastrointestinal en múltiples trabajos. En los últimos años ha habido un importante esfuerzo para comprobar cuáles son las mejores pautas en la nutrición perioperatoria en cirugía pancreatobiliar, sobre todo en el contexto de la duodenopancreatectomía. En líneas generales, la nutrición parenteral (NPT rutinaria parece desaconsejada, salvo en pacientes con desnutrición moderada-grave, siendo de elección la nutrición enteral. La inmunonutrición parece mejorar los resultados, y la infusión óptima podría ser la cíclica. De acuerdo con una encuesta enviada a Unidades de Cirugía Hepatopancreatobiliar de España, la pauta mayoritariamente utilizada de soporte en cirugía pancreatobiliar mayor es en la actualidad la NPT, con inicio de dieta oral a los 4-6 días. El uso de nutrición enteral es minoritario, y la alimentación oral precoz es excepcional.A big proportion of patients with biliary and pancreatic surgery present preoperative malnourishment aggravated by perioperative fasting and additional therapies. Surgery of the pancreas and the biliary tract may cause digestive impairments, mainly absorptive, especially with fat malabsorption. Many studies have shown the usefulness of nutritional support in gastrointestinal surgery. In the last years, there has been a remarkable effort in order to determine which are the best perioperative nutrition regimens in biliary and pancreatic surgery, particularly in the setting of duodenopancreatectomy. Generally, routinary parenteral nutrition (PNT is not recommended, excepting in moderate-severe hyponutrition, the first choice

  19. Perda auditiva neurossensorial por exposição continuada a níveis elevados de pressão sonora em trabalhadores de manutenção de aeronaves de asas rotativas

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    Ribeiro Ana Maria Dutra

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available A exposição continuada à pressão sonora elevada em trabalhadores ligados à aviação pode acarretar ao longo dos anos perda de audição ao nível da orelha interna. Este estudo teve como principal objetivo avaliar a prevalência do dano auditivo em todos os trabalhadores do setor de manutenção de aeronaves de asas rotativas de uma unidade da Força Aérea Brasileira. A metodologia incluiu a aplicação de questionários individuais e a realização de audiometrias em todos esses trabalhadores. Dos 74 trabalhadores estudados, a prevalência de perda auditiva sugestiva de ser neurossensorial por exposição continuada a níveis elevados de pressão sonora foi elevada, alcançando 32,4%, e sendo relacionada com as variáveis: tempo de trabalho (p < 0,05; RP = 2,11; IC95%: 1,03-4,32 e faixa etária entre 41 e 50 anos (p = 0,00; RP = 3,94; IC95%: 2,04-7,62. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas entre os grupos com ou sem perda auditiva para possíveis variáveis de confusão selecionadas. Enfatizou-se a implementação do Programa de Conservação Auditiva para prevenção e progressão desse tipo de lesão.

  20. Restricted total stability and total attractivity

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    Giuseppe Zappala'

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the new concepts of restricted total stability and total attractivity is formulated. For this purpose the classical theory of Malkin with suitable changes and the theory of limiting equations, introduced by Sell developed by Artstein and Andreev, are used. Significant examples are presented.

  1. Esclerose sistêmica e níveis séricos elevados de organoclorado: uma associação possível? Systemic sclerosis and elevated organochlorine blood levels: a possible association?

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    Odirlei André Monticielo

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A patogênese da esclerose sistêmica (ES é complexa e pouco conhecida. Há a participação de ativação imune, dano vascular e excessiva produção de matriz extracelular com deposição de colágeno estruturalmente normal. Fatores genéticos e ambientais contribuem para a expressão da doença nos pacientes. Dentre os fatores ambientais, diversos agentes químicos já foram associados à doença. Descrevemos o caso de uma adolescente de 16 anos, com história prévia de hepatite criptogênica e câncer de lábio, que desenvolveu quadro atípico e rapidamente progressivo de esclerose sistêmica. Inicialmente o quadro era compatível com esclerodermia em placas, porém rapidamente evoluiu para uma forma sistêmica com grave acometimento cardiopulmonar e óbito. Durante a investigação de possíveis fatores etiológicos que pudessem estar relacionados, foram encontrados níveis séricos extremamente elevados de oxiclordano, um agrotóxico organoclorado. Uma possível correlação entre a intoxicação por esse agente químico e o surgimento de ES foi aventada.The pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SS is complex and not completely understood. Autoimmune mechanisms, vascular damage, and excessive extracelular matrix with collagen deposition play a significant role. Genetic and environmental factors also are decisive to the disease expression. Among environmental factors many chemical agents have been associated with the development of SS. A 16-year-old white woman, with previous history of cryptogenic hepatitis and cancer of the lips, developed an atypical and rapidly progressive form of SS. Initial sclerodermatous plaques progressed to a systemic form with severe cardiopulmonary involvement and death. Diagnostic workup revealed extremely high blood levels of oxychlordane. A possible association of organochlorine intoxication and SS is proposed.

  2. Recubrimientos micro/nanoestructurados de aleaciones ligeras mediante proyección fría para la protección y reparación de componentes de elevado valor añadido: Estado del arte

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    Bedoya, J.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The Cold Gas Spray - CGS technique has greatly attracted the attention of the researchers in the last decade due to advantages compared to other conventional thermal spray processes. It presents outstanding characteristics such as high density coatings and absence of thermal degradation (oxidation or phase transformation. In addition, CGS is an efficient and green technology. This paper presents a bibliographic review related to micro/nanostructured aluminium-based coatings of by CGS on light alloy substrates. It provides an overview of the feasibility of using the Cold Gas Spray as a technique for the protection, recovery and repair of high value-added components, especially those made of light alloys (aluminium and magnesium base which, by their low density and mechanical properties, are widely used in several industrial sectors such as transport, aerospace and power generation.La técnica de Proyección Fría (Cold Gas Spray - CGS ha atraído considerablemente la atención de los investigadores en la última década dadas sus ventajas respecto a otras técnicas convencionales de proyección térmica, como la obtención de recubrimientos de altísima densidad y sin degradación (ya sea oxidación o cambios de fase, además de su gran potencial a nivel económico y ambiental por ser un proceso más eficiente y respetuoso con el medio ambiente. Este estudio presenta una revisión bibliográfica respecto a la obtención de recubrimientos micro/nanoestructurados base aluminio mediante proyección fría sobre sustratos de aleaciones ligeras, el cual permitirá tener una visión global sobre la viabilidad de utilizar la proyección fría como técnica para la protección, recuperación y restauración de componentes de elevado valor añadido, especialmente aquéllos fabricados con aleaciones ligeras (base aluminio y magnesio los cuales, por su baja densidad y propiedades mecánicas, son ampliamente utilizados en diferentes sectores de la industria

  3. Papel da luminosidade do biotério no comportamento do rato no labirinto em cruz elevado Role of vivarium illumination in rat behavior in the elevated plus-maze

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    Raquel Martinez

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Há pouca informação sobre o efeito dos ambientes onde os ratos são mantidos antes de testes. Para investigar o efeito da iluminação do biotério, ratos Wistar machos foram submetidos a um período de 96 h de iluminação contínua, escuridão contínua ou um ciclo claro escuro de 12:12 h e testados no labirinto em cruz elevado em uma sala iluminada (150 lux ou escura (0 lux. Os resultados mostram que nem a iluminação contínua nem a escuridão contínua do biotério afetam o comportamento dos ratos, quando comparados aos sujeitos mantidos no ciclo claro-escuro de 12 h. A condição de luminosidade durante o teste, no entanto, foi importante: independentemente da condição de iluminação do biotério, os animais testados no escuro exploraram mais os braços abertos do labirinto, um resultado já relatado na literatura e interpretado como diminuição da ansiedade nesse aparato.There is little information about the environments where rats are kept before being tested. In order to investigate the role of vivarium illumination, male Wistar rats were submitted to a 96-h period of continuous illumination, continuous dark or a 12:12 h light/dark cycle and tested in the elevated plus-maze in a lit (150 lux or a dark room (0 lux. Results showed that neither vivarium illumination nor darkness for 96 h altered the rats' behavior in comparison to that of rats kept under the 12-h light/dark cycle. Luminosity during the test, however, was important: no matter what the vivarium illumination was, rats tested in the dark room explored more the open arms of the maze, an already reported result which is interpreted as decreased anxiety in this apparatus.

  4. Aspectos clínicos e laboratoriais em ovinos submetidos a dietas com níveis elevados de enxofre com objetivo de indução de polioencefalomalácia

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    Diego J.Z. Delfiol

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available A polioencefalomalacia (PEM é uma doença neurológica que acomete ruminantes e pode ser desencadeada por diversos fatores, dentre eles o consumo excessivo de enxofre. Este trabalho teve como objetivo verificar a relação entre dietas ricas em enxofre, altos níveis de gás sulfídrico ruminal e a ocorrência de polioencefalomalácia em ovinos. Foram utilizados 18 ovinos, divididos em três grupos (G1, G2 e G3 que receberam diferentes níveis de enxofre na dieta; 0,2%, 0,9% e 1,2%, respectivamente. Exames físicos (frequência cardíaca, frequência respiratória, temperatura retal e motricidade ruminal e complementares (concentração de sulfeto de hidrogênio ruminal, hemogasometria venosa, pH do fluído ruminal, concentração de cobre sérico e hepático, tomografia computadorizada, necropsia e histopatologia foram realizados. A temperatura retal, a hemogasometria venosa e o pH do fluido ruminal permaneceram dentro dos valores de referência para a espécie. A motricidade ruminal estava diminuída nos grupos G2 e G3 em comparação com o G1 (controle. Quanto maior a ingestão de enxofre, menores foram os níveis de cobre sérico e hepático. Valores elevados de sulfeto de hidrogênio ruminal foram detectados nos grupos G2 e G3. Nenhum animal apresentou sinais clínicos de PEM. Nos exames de tomografia computadorizada, necropsia e exame histopatológico do sistema nervoso central (SNC, não foram observadas alterações compatíveis com PEM. É provável que algum outro fator esteja associado ao excesso de enxofre na dieta para o desenvolvimento de PEM em ovinos.

  5. Influence of glutamine on morphological and functional changes of liver in the presence of extrahepatic biliary obstruction in rats Influência da glutamina em alterações funcionais e morfológicas do fígado na vigência de obstrução biliar extra-hepática em ratos

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    Manoel Camelo de Paiva Neto

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To study the influence of glutamine on functional and morphological changes of liver in the extrahepatic biliary obstruction through an experimental model in rats. METHODS: Seventy Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control (group C fictitious operation, (group FO, submitted to laparotomy with handling of bile ducts, but without hepatic duct ligation, (group EBO submitted to laparotomy and hepatic duct ligation, one of them submitted to supplementation with glutamine 2% (group G. The control group consisted of 6 animals. The animals from groups FO, EBO and G were divided into three groups consisting of 6 animals each, being sacrificed at 7, 14 and 21 days after operation, respectively. Blood samples were collected for biochemical analysis and a fragment of liver tissue was collected from the middle lobe for histological analysis. RESULTS: Both for biochemical analysis (BT, aspartate and alanine aminotransferase AST, ALT and alkaline phosphatase FAL and for histopathological changes (fibrosis, portal inflammation, parenchymal inflammation, hepatocytic changes and duct proliferation, no statistical difference between groups submitted to extrahepatic biliary obstruction (EBO with and without treatment with glutamine (G was observed. CONCLUSION: Glutamine supplementation did not alter the prognosis of liver enzymes and histopathological changes in animals submitted to extrahepatic biliary obstruction.OBJETIVO: Estudar a influência da glutamina em alterações funcionais e morfológicas do fígado na obstrução biliar extra-hepática por meio de um modelo experimental desenvolvido em ratos. MÉTODOS: Setenta ratos Wistar distribuídos em quatro grupos: controle (grupo C; operação fictícia (grupo OF, submetido à laparotomia com manuseio das vias biliares, mas sem ligadura do ducto hepático; (grupo OBE, submetido à laparotomia exploradora e ligadura do ducto hepático, sendo um deles submetido à suplementação com glutamina a

  6. Reação peritoneal tardia ao calculo biliar humano, de colesterol, deixado na cavidade abdominal de ratos Late peritoneal reaction to human cholesterol gallstone left into abdominal cavity of rats

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    Luiz Carlos Bertges

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliados os resultados tardios da colocação de cálculos biliares humanos, de colesterol, na cavidade peritoneal de ratos. Constituíram-se cinco grupos: cinco ratos foram apenas laparotomizados com manuseio da cavidade; cinco foram laparotomizados e receberam um ponto com fio monofilamentar cinco zeros no sulco paracólico direito e mesentério; dez receberam cálculos que foram deixados livres na cavidade peritoneal; em dez, os clculos foram fixados no sulco paracólico direito e, finalmente, dez tiveram clculos fixados no mesentério. Os animais foram mortos após cinco meses de pós-operatório quando se observou a cavidade abdominal e foi coletado material para estudo histopatológico. Concluiu-se que os cálculos não foram absorvidos, desenvolveram uma reação peritoneal do tipo corpo estranho com formação de plastrão e foram envolvidos por tecido fibroso e células inflamatórias.It was evaluated the late results of human gallstones placed into peritoneal cavity of rats. Five groups were created. In the first (group A five rats were submitted only to laparotomy and handling of abdominal cavity, in the second (group B five rats were submitted to laparotomy and a stitch was placed into right abdominal wall and in mesenterium between the ileus and cecum, in the third (group C ten rats received a gallstone left free into abdomen, in the fourth (group D ten rats received a gallstone fixed into right abdominal wall and in the fifth (group E ten rats received a gallstone fixed in mesenterium between the ileus and cecum. One rat in each group was selected to be use as a pilot and were re-laparotomized after 1 month and 3 months, in order to look for any possible alteration. All rats were dead after five months when the abdominal cavity was observed and specimens were collected around the gallstones to histopathology. ln groups A and B there were not important macroscopic alterations. The gallstones were not absorved in groups C, D

  7. EFECTOS DE LA SEPARACIÓN MATERNA TEMPRANA SOBRE EL DESEMPEÑO EN EL LABERINTO EN CRUZ ELEVADO EN RATAS ADULTAS Effects of Early Maternal Separation on The Performance in the Elevated Plus Maze in Adult Rats

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    DIEGO ARMANDO LEÓN RODRÍGUEZ

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Se ha demostrado que alteraciones en la interacción madre-cría produce efectos duraderos sobre el desarrollo cerebral y comportamental; de esta forma sujetos expuestos a estrés por separación materna temprana (SMT presentan variaciones en los comportamientos indicadores de ansiedad. El objetivo del presente estudio fue investigar los efectos específicos del estrés por SMT sobre los comportamientos indicadores de ansiedad en ratas Wistar adultas machos y hembras. Las ratas fueron anidadas con ciclo luz/oscuridad invertido (7 p.m./7 a.m., agua y comida ad libitum. El procedimiento de separación se realizó dos veces diarias durante los días postnatales 1 al 21 (7:00 a 10:00 y 13:00 a 16:00 p.m.. Los comportamientos indicadores de ansiedad fueron evaluados por medio del laberinto en cruz elevado (LCE cuando las crías alcanzaron un peso de 230 g. Se encontró que el estrés por SMT tiene efectos específicos para cada sexo sobre los comportamientos relacionados con la ansiedad, las hembras separadas maternalmente presentaron un perfil ansioso menor que las no separadas y los machos separados mostraron mayor conflicto exploración/evitación. Estos resultados corroboran hallazgos preliminares de nuestro laboratorio, en los que se evidencia interacción entre la vulnerabilidad ante desafíos ambientales tempranos y los mecanismos compensatorios del cuidado materno.It has been demonstrated that disruption of mother-pup interaction during early life exerts long-lasting effects on the brain and behavioral development. Therefore subjects exposed to early maternal separation stress (MS show variations in anxiety-like behaviors. The aim of this study was to investigate the specific effects of SMT stress on anxiety-like behaviors in adult male and female Wistar rats. Rats were housed with reversed light dark cycle (light on at 7 p.m., off at 7 a.m., water and food ad libitum. Separation was carried out in postnatal days 1 to 21, twice daily in dark

  8. Qualidade total do produto Products total quality

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    Full Text Available O texto aborda o conceito de qualidade total do produto, seus determinantes, bem como as dimensões que compõem essa qualidade. Parte-se do pressuposto de que a qualidade do produto deve ser avaliada pela satisfação total do consumidor. Para o consumidor a qualidade do produto envolve pelo menos as seguintes dimensões: a qualidade do produto em si; a qualidade do produto ao longo do tempo; a qualidade dos serviços associados ao uso do produto; e o custo do ciclo de vida do produto. O trabalho procura detalhar e discutir cada uma dessas dimensões da qualidade, tendo em vista a satisfação do consumidor.The paper concerns to the concept of product's total quality, its determinants, and the dimensions wich constitute this quality. We admit that product quality should be evaluated via consumer's total satisfaction. Product quality for consumers includes at least the following dimensions: the product quality per se; the performance of product quality over time; the quality of services related to the use of the product; and the product lifecycle costs. This study seeks to specify and to discuss each of these quality dimensions related to consumer's satisfaction.

  9. Total abdominal colectomy

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    ... the rectum. This can cause an infection or abscess. Scarring of the connection between the small intestine ... More Crohn disease Ileostomy Total proctocolectomy and ileal - anal pouch Total proctocolectomy with ileostomy Ulcerative colitis Patient ...

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007239.htm Total parenteral nutrition - infants To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a method of feeding that bypasses ...

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  12. Total well dominated trees

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    Finbow, Arthur; Frendrup, Allan; Vestergaard, Preben D.

    cardinality then G is a total well dominated graph. In this paper we study composition and decomposition of total well dominated trees. By a reversible process we prove that any total well dominated tree can both be reduced to and constructed from a family of three small trees....

  13. Reemplazo total de cadera

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    Definición/Tipos de prótesis/ ¿Qué pacientes se podrían beneficiar de un reemplazo total de cadera?/Artrosis de cadera/Tipos de artrosis de cadera/Alternativas al reemplazo total de cadera/Preguntas frecuentes sobre el reemplazo total de cadera.

  14. A model to explain high values of pH in an alkali sodic soil Modelo para explicar valores elevados de pH em um solo sódico alcalino

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    José Guerrero-Alves

    2002-12-01

    feitas fazendo uso de diferentes combinações da pressão parcial de CO2 (P, presença ou ausência de MgCO3, com valores experimentais da porcentagem de sódio trocável (ESP e concentrações de íons em extratos de saturação de um solo sódico alcalino (chamado Pantanal. Um sistema hipotético com condições similars ao solo Pantanal mas com um coeficiente de selectividade de Gapon (KG de 0,01475 (mmol L-1-1/2 foi, também, considerado. Boa concordância foi obtida entre os valores experimentais e os predezidos para o pH e concentração de íons na solução do solo quando o modelo (sem MgCO3 foi aplicado ao solo Pantanal. Porém, valores de KG calculados para o solo Pantanal estiveram muito acima de 0,01475 (mmol L-1-1/2. Além disso, elevados valores de pH e da força iónica foram obtidos quando o KG de 0,01475 (mmol L-1-1/2 foi usado a altos ESP. Valores de KG obtidos para o solo Pantanal e os resultados achados na simulação do sistema hipotético sugerem que um valor maior de 0,01475 (mmol L-1-1/2 poderia ser empregado adequadamente para simular o comportamento do solo Pantanal a baixa força iônica e altos valores de ESP.

  15. Niveles elevados de e-selectina soluble en una población infantojuvenil con sobrepeso Elevated Soluble E-selectin levels in an Infant-juvenile Population with Overweight

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    AV Abregú

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El sobrepeso infantil se asocia a sobrepeso/obesidad en la edad adulta y constituye un factor de riesgo de diabetes y enfermedad cardiovascular. La disfunción endotelial es la etapa inicial de ateroesclerosis y precede a las evidencias anatómicas más tempranas de la misma. Este proceso está regulado por moléculas de adhesión localizadas en la superficie de leucocitos y células endoteliales y que tendrían un papel importante en la predicción de los eventos cardiovasculares. Entre estas moléculas, la E-Selectina (E-S es una glicoproteína que se expresa exclusivamente en las células endoteliales activadas, en respuesta a citoquinas inflamatorias. Se ha sugerido que niveles aumentados de forma solubles de E-Selectina (sE-S podrían ser marcadores específicos del endotelio vascular dañado. El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar los niveles plasmáticos de sE-S en niños y adolescentes con sobrepeso y su relación con variables antropométricas y bioquímicas. Se estudiaron 40 niños con sobrepeso, de edades comprendidas entre 7 y 14 años y 20 niños controles de edad y sexo semejantes. Se consideró criterio de inclusión un IMC ≥ al percentilo 85 y menor al percentilo 95 para edad y sexo. Se determinó circunferencia de cintura (CC, IMC, estadio de Tanner y presión arterial. En ambos grupos se analizó: glucemia en ayunas, insulina plasmática, fibrinógeno (Fg, proteína C reactiva ultrasensible (uPCR, sE-S en plasma y perfil lipídico. Los datos se expresaron como mediana y rango intercuartil, empleándose el coeficiente de Spearman para las correlaciones entre variables. En los sujetos con sobrepeso fueron mayores los niveles de sE-S [72,0 (50,5-92,5 vs. 24,0(18,5-35,0 ng/ml; p = 0,0001], uPCR [1,9 (0,8-4,4 vs. 0,3 (0,2-1,1 mg/l; p = 0,001], Fg [350 (315-460 mg/dl vs. 247 (235-265 mg/dl; p = 0,0001]. También resultaron elevados los valores de insulina y triglicéridos. La sE-S se correlacionó con CC (r = 0,40; p = 0,02, u

  16. Níveis pressóricos elevados em mulheres com síndrome dos ovários policísticos: prevalência e fatores de risco associados Elevated blood pressure in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: prevalence and associated risk factors

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    Maria Fátima de Azevedo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: investigar a prevalência de níveis pressóricos elevados em pacientes com síndrome dos ovários policísticos (SOP e correlacionar os níveis de pressão arterial (PA com outros fatores de risco cardiovascular. MÉTODOS: por meio de estudo transversal, foram alocadas 113 mulheres com SOP (26,2±4,3 anos e um Grupo Controle com 242 mulheres saudáveis da população geral (26,8±5,0 anos. As variáveis consideradas foram: PA sistólica e diastólica, parâmetros antropométricos e concentrações séricas de glicose, colesterol total, HDL-colesterol e triglicerídeos. Os valores de PA foram classificados de acordo com as V Diretrizes Brasileiras de Hipertensão. A análise estatística constou da comparação intergrupos com os testes t de Student e do χ2 e análise de correlação com teste de correlação de Pearson. RESULTADOS: o Grupo SOP apresentou prevalência de PA alterada (>130/85 mmHg significativamente superior ao Grupo Controle (18,6 versus 9,9%, respectivamente; pPURPOSE: to investigate the prevalence of elevated blood pressure (BP in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS and to correlate the BP levels with other cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: a cross-sectional study was conducted on 113 PCOS women (26.2±4.3 years and on a Control Group of 242 healthy women from the general population (26.8±5.0 years. The variables considered were: systolic and diastolic BP, anthropometric parameters and plasma levels of glucose, total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, and triglycerides. The BP values were classified according to the V Brazilian Guidelines of Hypertension. Statistical analysis was performed by intergroup comparison with the Student's t-test and χ2 test, and correlation analysis was performed using Pearson's coefficient. RESULTS: the PCOS Group showed a significantly higher prevalence of altered BP (>130/85 mmHg than the Control Group (18.6 versus 9.9%, respectively; p<0.05. PCOS women had higher mean

  17. Totalization Data Exchange (TDEX)

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    Social Security Administration — The Totalization Data Exchange (TDEX) process is an exchange between SSA and its foreign country partners to identify deaths of beneficiaries residing abroad. The...

  18. Gallstones in children with sickle cell disease followed up at a Brazilian hematology center Litíase biliar em crianças com doença falciforme acompanhadas em um centro de hematologia no Brasil

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    Ana Paula dos Santos Gumiero

    2008-12-01

    ótipos SS (homozigotos e S² (heterozigotos associaram-se a maior risco de litíase biliar, quando comparados aos pacientes com doença falciforme. Cerca de 50% dos pacientes com colelitíase era assintomática, a maioria não foi tratada cirurgicamente e não apresentou complicações relacionadas durante o período de seguimento de 7 anos. A colecistectomia deve ser considerada em pacientes sintomáticos. Em assintomáticos, o manejo conservador parece ser a melhor escolha.

  19. Strictness and Totality Analysis

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    Solberg, K. L.; Nielson, Hanne Riis; Nielson, Flemming

    1998-01-01

    We define a novel inference system for strictness and totality analysis for the simply-typed lazy lambda-calculus with constants and fixpoints. Strictness information identifies those terms that definitely denote bottom (i.e. do not evaluate to WHNF) whereas totality information identifies those ...

  20. Genoptraening efter total knaealloplastik

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    Holm, Bente; Kehlet, Henrik

    2009-01-01

    The short- and long-term benefits of post-discharge physiotherapy regimens after total knee arthroplasty are debatable. A national survey including hospitals in Denmark that perform total knee arthroplasty showed a large variability in indication and regimen for post-knee arthroplasty rehabilitat...

  1. ¿Tiene utilidad el tratamiento preoperatorio con ácido ursodeoxicólico en la reducción de las recidivas en la pancreatitis aguda biliar? Is pre-operative treatment with ursodeoxycholic acid useful in reducing relapses in acute biliary pancreatitis?

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    F. Borda

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se ha valorado la posible reducción de la tasa de recidivas en la pancreatitis aguda biliar mediante el tratamiento con ácido ursodeoxicólico (AUC entre el episodio de pancreatitis y el momento de la colecistectomía. Se estudiaron 72 primeros episodios consecutivos de pancreatitis aguda biliar, en pacientes no colecistectomizados, seguidos hasta la cirugía. Los casos se dividieron en grupo A (n = 30, tratados al alta con AUC 10 mg/kg/día, hasta la cirugía, y grupo B o control (n = 42. Se evaluaron las diferencias entre ambos grupos en cuanto a características del paciente, gravedad de la pancreatitis, características de la litiasis y demora hasta la cirugía. Analizamos las recidivas de la pancreatitis entre los grupos con y sin AUC. En el grupo con AUC comparamos la duración del tratamiento entre los pacientes con y sin recidiva de la pancreatitis. Los dos grupos no mostraron diferencias significativas en cuanto a ninguno de los parámetros estudiados. Registramos 7/30 (23,3% recidivas en el grupo AUC, frente a 9/42 (21,4% recidivas en el control (p = 0,85. Dentro del grupo AUC, la duración del tratamiento fue similar entre los casos que recidivaron: 4,9±4,5 meses y los no recidivados: 4,4±1,9 meses (p = 0,78. En nuestra experiencia, el empleo de AUC hasta el momento de la colecistectomía no reduce la incidencia de recidiva en los pacientes tras un primer episodio de pancreatitis aguda biliar. La duración del tratamiento con AUC tampoco parece relacionarse con la aparición o no de recidivas.In the present paper, we evaluate the possible reduction in the rate of relapses in acute biliary pancreatitis through treatment with ursodeoxycholic acid (UCA, between the episode of pancreatitis and the moment of cholecystectomy. We studied 72 consecutive first episodes of acute biliary pancreatitis, in patients who had not yet undergone colecistectomy, followed up until surgery. The cases were divided into group A (n

  2. Laparoscopic total pancreatectomy

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    Wang, Xin; Li, Yongbin; Cai, Yunqiang; Liu, Xubao; Peng, Bing

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Rationale: Laparoscopic total pancreatectomy is a complicated surgical procedure and rarely been reported. This study was conducted to investigate the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic total pancreatectomy. Patients and Methods: Three patients underwent laparoscopic total pancreatectomy between May 2014 and August 2015. We reviewed their general demographic data, perioperative details, and short-term outcomes. General morbidity was assessed using Clavien–Dindo classification and delayed gastric emptying (DGE) was evaluated by International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery (ISGPS) definition. Diagnosis and Outcomes: The indications for laparoscopic total pancreatectomy were intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) (n = 2) and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) (n = 1). All patients underwent laparoscopic pylorus and spleen-preserving total pancreatectomy, the mean operative time was 490 minutes (range 450–540 minutes), the mean estimated blood loss was 266 mL (range 100–400 minutes); 2 patients suffered from postoperative complication. All the patients recovered uneventfully with conservative treatment and discharged with a mean hospital stay 18 days (range 8–24 days). The short-term (from 108 to 600 days) follow up demonstrated 3 patients had normal and consistent glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level with acceptable quality of life. Lessons: Laparoscopic total pancreatectomy is feasible and safe in selected patients and pylorus and spleen preserving technique should be considered. Further prospective randomized studies are needed to obtain a comprehensive understanding the role of laparoscopic technique in total pancreatectomy. PMID:28099344

  3. Estonian total ozone climatology

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    Full Text Available The climatological characteristics of total ozone over Estonia based on the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS data are discussed. The mean annual cycle during 1979–2000 for the site at 58.3° N and 26.5° E is compiled. The available ground-level data interpolated before TOMS, have been used for trend detection. During the last two decades, the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO corrected systematic decrease of total ozone from February–April was 3 ± 2.6% per decade. Before 1980, a spring decrease was not detectable. No decreasing trend was found in either the late autumn ozone minimum or in the summer total ozone. The QBO related signal in the spring total ozone has an amplitude of ± 20 DU and phase lag of 20 months. Between 1987–1992, the lagged covariance between the Singapore wind and the studied total ozone was weak. The spring (April–May and summer (June–August total ozone have the best correlation (coefficient 0.7 in the yearly cycle. The correlation between the May and August total ozone is higher than the one between the other summer months. Seasonal power spectra of the total ozone variance show preferred periods with an over 95% significance level. Since 1986, during the winter/spring, the contribution period of 32 days prevails instead of the earlier dominating 26 days. The spectral densities of the periods from 4 days to 2 weeks exhibit high interannual variability.

    Key words. Atmospheric composition and structure (middle atmosphere – composition and chemistry; volcanic effects – Meteorology and atmospheric dynamics (climatology

  4. Total 2004 results

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    This document presents the 2004 results of Total Group: consolidated account, special items, number of shares, market environment, adjustment for amortization of Sanofi-Aventis merger-related intangibles, 4. quarter 2004 results (operating and net incomes, cash flow), upstream (results, production, reserves, recent highlights), downstream (results, refinery throughput, recent highlights), chemicals (results, recent highlights), Total's full year 2004 results (operating and net income, cash flow), 2005 sensitivities, Total SA parent company accounts and proposed dividend, adoption of IFRS accounting, summary and outlook, main operating information by segment for the 4. quarter and full year 2004: upstream (combined liquids and gas production by region, liquids production by region, gas production by region), downstream (refined product sales by region, chemicals), Total financial statements: consolidated statement of income, consolidated balance sheet (assets, liabilities and shareholder's equity), consolidated statements of cash flows, business segments information. (J.S.)

  5. Total Ecosystem Carbon Stock

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Total ecosystem carbon includes above- and below-ground live plant components (such as leaf, branch, stem and root), dead biomass (such as standing dead wood, down...

  6. Total Water Management - slides

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    Total Water Management (TWM) examines urban water systems in an interconnected manner. It encompasses reducing water demands, increasing water recycling and reuse, creating water supply assets from stormwater management, matching water quality to end-use needs, and achieving envi...

  7. Total lymphoid irradiation

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    Sutherland, D.E.; Ferguson, R.M.; Simmons, R.L.; Kim, T.H.; Slavin, S.; Najarian, J.S.

    1983-05-01

    Total lymphoid irradiation by itself can produce sufficient immunosuppression to prolong the survival of a variety of organ allografts in experimental animals. The degree of prolongation is dose-dependent and is limited by the toxicity that occurs with higher doses. Total lymphoid irradiation is more effective before transplantation than after, but when used after transplantation can be combined with pharmacologic immunosuppression to achieve a positive effect. In some animal models, total lymphoid irradiation induces an environment in which fully allogeneic bone marrow will engraft and induce permanent chimerism in the recipients who are then tolerant to organ allografts from the donor strain. If total lymphoid irradiation is ever to have clinical applicability on a large scale, it would seem that it would have to be under circumstances in which tolerance can be induced. However, in some animal models graft-versus-host disease occurs following bone marrow transplantation, and methods to obviate its occurrence probably will be needed if this approach is to be applied clinically. In recent years, patient and graft survival rates in renal allograft recipients treated with conventional immunosuppression have improved considerably, and thus the impetus to utilize total lymphoid irradiation for its immunosuppressive effect alone is less compelling. The future of total lymphoid irradiation probably lies in devising protocols in which maintenance immunosuppression can be eliminated, or nearly eliminated, altogether. Such protocols are effective in rodents. Whether they can be applied to clinical transplantation remains to be seen.

  8. Colesterol total e fatores associados: estudo de base escolar no sul do Brasil

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    Mauren Lúcia de Araújo Bergmann

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Evidências têm sugerido que uma parcela importante de crianças e adolescentes apresenta níveis elevados de colesterol total. OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de hipercolesterolemia e fatores associados em escolares de 7 a 12 anos de idade. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal de base escolar de uma amostra aleatória composta por 1.294 escolares de 7 a 12 anos, de Caxias do Sul (RS. Os escolares responderam a uma entrevista com informações sobre nível socioeconômico, hábitos alimentares e hábitos de atividade física e de lazer. Foram realizadas medidas de colesterol total, de aptidão cardiorrespiratória, de massa corporal, estatura para o cálculo do índice de massa corporal. Para o tratamento dos dados foram utilizadas as análises univariada, bivariada e multivariada. RESULTADOS: A análise multivariada identificou que indivíduos com o nível socioeconômico alto (OR: 1,70; IC: 1,05-2,75, do sexo feminino (OR: 1,32; IC: 1,03-1,67, e com excesso de peso (OR: 1,40; IC: 1,10-1,77 apresentam chances aumentadas de terem colesterol total aumentado (> 3º tercil. CONCLUSÃO: Elevados níveis de colesterol total em escolares de 7 a 12 anos estão associados ao nível socioeconômico alto, ao sexo feminino e ao excesso de peso. O incentivo a um estilo de vida ativo e a hábitos alimentares adequados pode auxiliar no controle dos níveis de colesterol e diminuir os fatores de risco.

  9. Algebraic totality, towards completeness

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    Tasson, Christine

    2009-01-01

    Finiteness spaces constitute a categorical model of Linear Logic (LL) whose objects can be seen as linearly topologised spaces, (a class of topological vector spaces introduced by Lefschetz in 1942) and morphisms as continuous linear maps. First, we recall definitions of finiteness spaces and describe their basic properties deduced from the general theory of linearly topologised spaces. Then we give an interpretation of LL based on linear algebra. Second, thanks to separation properties, we can introduce an algebraic notion of totality candidate in the framework of linearly topologised spaces: a totality candidate is a closed affine subspace which does not contain 0. We show that finiteness spaces with totality candidates constitute a model of classical LL. Finally, we give a barycentric simply typed lambda-calculus, with booleans ${\\mathcal{B}}$ and a conditional operator, which can be interpreted in this model. We prove completeness at type ${\\mathcal{B}}^n\\to{\\mathcal{B}}$ for every n by an algebraic metho...

  10. Total Energy Monitor

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    Friedrich, S

    2008-08-11

    The total energy monitor (TE) is a thermal sensor that determines the total energy of each FEL pulse based on the temperature rise induced in a silicon wafer upon absorption of the FEL. The TE provides a destructive measurement of the FEL pulse energy in real-time on a pulse-by-pulse basis. As a thermal detector, the TE is expected to suffer least from ultra-fast non-linear effects and to be easy to calibrate. It will therefore primarily be used to cross-calibrate other detectors such as the Gas Detector or the Direct Imager during LCLS commissioning. This document describes the design of the TE and summarizes the considerations and calculations that have led to it. This document summarizes the physics behind the operation of the Total Energy Monitor at LCLS and derives associated engineering specifications.

  11. Supravaginal eller total hysterektomi?

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    Edvardsen, L; Madsen, E M

    1994-01-01

    is examined. It is concluded that the risk of developing carcinoma of the cervical stump is low, and no longer a weighty indication for the total in preference to the supravaginal hysterectomy as long as subsequent screening of the cervix is performed. At the same time it is important to inform the women...

  12. Total Cost of Ownership

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    Zachariassen, Frederik

    2007-01-01

    Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), som giver et bud på, hvordan virksomheder kan opnå en bedre indsigt i, hvilke leverandører der forårsager hvilke omkostninger og dermed danne et forbedret beslutningsgrundlag for besparelser i leverandørleddet. I artiklen argumenteres først og fremmest for, hvorfor TCO er...

  13. CSF total protein

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    CSF total protein is a test to determine the amount of protein in your spinal fluid, also called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). ... The normal protein range varies from lab to lab, but is typically about 15 to 60 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) ...

  14. Total Synthesis of Naloxone

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    HU Wen-Xiang; WANG Jian-Ying; XU Ming

    2003-01-01

    @@ Naloxone (1) is one of the 14-hydroxyl substituted opium antagonists which are valuable medications for treat ment of opiate abuse, opiate overdose, and alcohol addiction. Here, the total synthesis of naloxone was described. We selected 2,6-dihydroxynaphalene (2) as the starting material.

  15. Total hip arthroplasty

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    Slavković Nemanja

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Total hip arthroplasty is most common reconstructive hip procedure in adults. In this surgery we replace some parts of the upper femur and acetabulum with biocompatible materials. The main goal of this surgery is to eliminate pain and regain full extent of joint motion, maintaining hip stability. Surgical technique, biomaterials, design of the prosthesis and fixation techniques have evolved with time adjusting to each other. After total hip arthroplasty patients’ quality of life should be improved. There are many various postoperative complications. Some of them are fatal, and some are minor, which may become manifested years after surgery. Each next surgical procedure following previous hip surgery is associated with considerably lower chances to be successful. Therefore, in primary total hip arthroplasty, preoperative evaluation and preparation of patients are essential. Every orthopaedic surgeon needs to improve already adopted surgical skills applying them with precision and without compromise, with the main goal to achieve long-term durability of the selected implant. The number of total hip arthroplasties will also increase in future, and newer and higher quality materials will be used.

  16. Total versus subtotal hysterectomy

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    Gimbel, Helga; Zobbe, Vibeke; Andersen, Anna Birthe;

    2005-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare total and subtotal abdominal hysterectomy for benign indications, with regard to urinary incontinence, postoperative complications, quality of life (SF-36), constipation, prolapse, satisfaction with sexual life, and pelvic pain at 1-year postoperative. Eighty...

  17. Total Quality Management Simplified.

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    Arias, Pam

    1995-01-01

    Maintains that Total Quality Management (TQM) is one method that helps to monitor and improve the quality of child care. Lists four steps for a child-care center to design and implement its own TQM program. Suggests that quality assurance in child-care settings is an ongoing process, and that TQM programs help in providing consistent, high-quality…

  18. Total Quality Management Seminar.

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    Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.

    This booklet is one of six texts from a workplace literacy curriculum designed to assist learners in facing the increased demands of the workplace. The booklet contains seven sections that cover the following topics: (1) meaning of total quality management (TQM); (2) the customer; (3) the organization's culture; (4) comparison of management…

  19. Relação lipase/amilase nas pancreatites agudas de causa biliar e nas pancreatites agudas/crônicas agudizadas de causa alcoólica Lipase/amylase ratio in biliary acute pancreatitis and alcoholic acute/acutized chronic pancreatitis

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    Ricardo Custódio Pacheco

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: Pancreatites agudas de causas alcoólica ou biliar podem necessitar de abordagens terapêuticas diferentes. OBJETIVO: Verificar a validade da relação lipase/amilase em diferenciar as causas alcoólica ou biliar na pancreatite aguda/pancreatite crônica agudizada. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados nove pacientes com pancreatite aguda/pancreatite crônica agudizada alcoólica, todos homens, com idade média (desvio padrão de 39,8 ± 7,0 anos (grupo I e 29 com pancreatite aguda biliar, sendo 8 homens e 21 mulheres, com idade média de 43,6 ± 19,9 anos (grupo II. As amilasemias e lipasemias foram determinadas em pacientes com sintomatologia há, no máximo, 48 horas. A relação lipase/amilase foi calculada utilizando-se valores de amilasemia e lipasemia expressas como múltiplos de seus respectivos valores superiores de referência. RESULTADOS: As médias das lipasemias (4.814 ± 3.670 U/L e amilasemias (1.282 ± 777 U/L no grupo I foram semelhantes às do grupo II (2.697 ± 2.391 e 1.878 ± 1.319 U/L, respectivamente, mas a média das relações lipase/amilase foi significantemente maior no grupo I (4,4 ± 3,6 do que no grupo II (2,2 ± 2,2. Relação lipase/amilase >3 foi significantemente mais freqüente no grupo I (66,7% do que no grupo II (24,1% e diferenciou os dois grupos com sensibilidade de 67% e especificidade de 76%. CONCLUSÕES: 1 as amilasemias e lipasemias não diferenciaram os dois grupos avaliados; 2 relação lipase/amilase >3 é mais freqüente na pancreatite aguda/pancreatite crônica agudizada alcoólica do que na pancreatite aguda biliar, e pode ser útil na diferenciação destas duas causas de pancreatite.BACKGROUND: Alcoholic or biliary acute pancreatitis may need different therapeutic approaches. AIM: Assessing the validity of lipase/amylase ratio in differentiating biliary from alcoholic acute pancreatitis/acutized chronic pancreatitis. METHODS: Nine male patients (mean age and standard deviation: 39.8 ± 7.0 years

  20. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of biliary lithiasis: outpatient surgery or short stay unit? Colecistectomía laparoscópica en el tratamiento de la litiasis biliar: ¿cirugía mayor ambulatoria o corta estancia?

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    A. Martínez Vieira

    2004-07-01

    ísticas clínicas, quirúrgicas y evolución postoperatoria de ambos grupos de pacientes Resultados: el grupo A estaba compuesto por 53 pacientes. El Grupo B por 28 pacientes. Los factores con significación estadística que determinaron que el alta se prolongara más de 24 horas fueron: las incidencias o complicaciones postquirúrgicas precoces (p=0,017, la no tolerancia oral de alimentos (p=0,002 y las dudas o inseguridad de los pacientes ante el alta determinada por la tradición cultural (62,3%; p=0,0003. Conclusiones: la colecistectomía laparoscópica ambulatoria es un procedimiento seguro y realizable, con un elevado porcentaje de aceptación y escasas complicaciones. Quizás se deba cambiar la tradición cultural para obtener mejores resultados.

  1. Total synthesis of teixobactin

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    Jin, Kang; Sam, Iek Hou; Po, Kathy Hiu Laam; Lin, Du'an; Ghazvini Zadeh, Ebrahim H.; Chen, Sheng; Yuan, Yu; Li, Xuechen

    2016-08-01

    To cope with the global bacterial multidrug resistance, scientific communities have devoted significant efforts to develop novel antibiotics, particularly those with new modes of actions. Teixobactin, recently isolated from uncultured bacteria, is considered as a promising first-in-class drug candidate for clinical development. Herein, we report its total synthesis by a highly convergent Ser ligation approach and this strategy allows us to prepare several analogues of the natural product.

  2. Cervical Total Disc Arthroplasty

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    Basho, Rahul; Hood, Kenneth A.

    2012-01-01

    Symptomatic adjacent segment degeneration of the cervical spine remains problematic for patients and surgeons alike. Despite advances in surgical techniques and instrumentation, the solution remains elusive. Spurred by the success of total joint arthroplasty in hips and knees, surgeons and industry have turned to motion preservation devices in the cervical spine. By preserving motion at the diseased level, the hope is that adjacent segment degeneration can be prevented. Multiple cervical disc...

  3. Total Synthesis of (-)-Conolutinine.

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    Feng, Xiangyang; Jiang, Guangde; Xia, Zilei; Hu, Jiadong; Wan, Xiaolong; Gao, Jin-Ming; Lai, Yisheng; Xie, Weiqing

    2015-09-18

    The first enantioselective synthesis of (-)-conolutinine was achieved in 10 steps. The synthesis featured a catalytic asymmetric bromocyclization of tryptamine to forge the tricycle intermediate. Hydration of an alkene catalyzed by Co(acac)2 was also employed as a key step to diastereoselectively introduce the tertiary alcohol moiety. The absolute configuration of (-)-conolutinine was established to be (2S,5aS,8aS,13aR) based on this asymmetric total synthesis.

  4. TOTAL PERFORMANCE SCORECARD

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    Anca ȘERBAN; Oana DUMITRAȘCU

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to present the evolution of the Balanced Scorecard from a measurement instrument to a strategic performance management tool and to highlight the advantages of implementing the Total Performance Scorecard, especially for Human Resource Management. The study has been accomplished using the methodology of bibliographic study and various secondary sources. Implementing the classical Balanced Scorecard indicated over the years, repeatedly failure. It can be indicated t...

  5. Estimativa da acidez potencial pelo método do pH SMP em solos com elevado teor de matéria orgânica Estimation of potencial acidity by the pH SMP method in soils with higher organic matter content in Brazil

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    Marcos Gervasio Pereira

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Apesar do potencial para uso agrícola e das características edáficas peculiares, poucos são os métodos desenvolvidos para a recomendação de adubação e calagem para os solos com elevado teor de matéria orgânica. O objetivo deste estudo foi definir um modelo matemático que estime a acidez potencial (H+Al a partir do pH SMP medido em água e em solução de CaCl2 0,01 mol L-1 em solos com elevado teor de matéria orgânica. Foram utilizadas 41 amostras de horizontes superficiais de solos com elevado teor de matéria orgânica de vários Estados do Brasil. Os resultados demonstraram que a acidez potencial pode ser estimada por meio da regressão da solução-tampão SMP (r =0,85**. Também foi observada correlação significativa (r = 0,65** entre o pH em CaCl2 0,01 mol L-1 e o pH SMP.In spite of agricultural potential for use and the peculiar edaphic characteristics, there are few methods developed for manuring and liming recommendation for soils with high organic matter contents. The objective of this study was to determine a mathematical model that estimates the potencial acidity with pH SMP measured in water and in solution of CaCl2 0.01 mol L-1 in soil with high organic matter content. Forty one surface soil samples of Histosols and other soils whith higher organic matter content of different states of Brazil were utilized. The results showed that potential acidity can be estimated by pH SMP buffer suspension regression ( R=0.85** and that in pH determined in CaCl2 0.01 mol L-1 was significantly correlated (R= 0.65** to pH determined in SMP.

  6. Total quality accounting

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    Andrijašević Maja

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The focus of competitive "battle" shifted from the price towards non-price instruments, above all, towards quality that became the key variable for profitability increase and achievement of better comparative position of a company. Under such conditions, management of a company, which, according to the established and certified system of total quality, strives towards achieving of a better market position, faces the problem of quality cost measurement and determination. Management, above all, cost accounting can help in solving of this problem, but the question is how much of its potential is being used for that purpose.

  7. Total Logistic Plant Solutions

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    Dusan Dorcak

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The Total Logistics Plant Solutions, plant logistics system - TLPS, based on the philosophy of advanced control processes enables complex coordination of business processes and flows and the management and scheduling of production in the appropriate production plans and planning periods. Main attributes of TLPS is to create a comprehensive, multi-level, enterprise logistics information system, with a certain degree of intelligence, which accepts the latest science and research results in the field of production technology and logistics. Logistic model of company understands as a system of mutually transforming flows of materials, energy, information, finance, which is realized by chain activities and operations

  8. Total ankle joint replacement.

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    2016-02-01

    Ankle arthritis results in a stiff and painful ankle and can be a major cause of disability. For people with end-stage ankle arthritis, arthrodesis (ankle fusion) is effective at reducing pain in the shorter term, but results in a fixed joint, and over time the loss of mobility places stress on other joints in the foot that may lead to arthritis, pain and dysfunction. Another option is to perform a total ankle joint replacement, with the aim of giving the patient a mobile and pain-free ankle. In this article we review the efficacy of this procedure, including how it compares to ankle arthrodesis, and consider the indications and complications.

  9. Fórmulas infantiles hipoalergénicas con alto grado de hidrólisis proteica y elevado contenido de ácidos grasos poliinsaturados de cadena larga para la prevención terciaria en lactantes con alergia a las proteínas de la leche de vaca.

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    Matencio Hilla, Esther

    2013-01-01

    OBJETIVOS: Validación e investigación aplicada de una fórmula terapéutica que, cumpliendo las exigencias de la ESPGHAN, tenga como ingredientes claves de acción funcional un elevado contenido en AGPI-CL, DHA y AA, así como una elevada hidrolización de la proteína de la leche de vaca, en la prevención terciaria de la enfermedad. METODOS: La hipoalergenicidad se determinó a partir del análisis de proteína inmunoreactiva (ELISA Test); la distribución de pesos moleculares por cromatografía líq...

  10. Identity and total institution

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    Ljubičić Milana

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyses a psychiatric institution resident’s identity (self- construction processes. Our quest was grounded on constructivist theoretical paradigm that sees identity as a manner a person defines oneself in accordance with offered social repertoire. In other words, the total institution milieu offers limited range of identities to its residents. On the other hand, the latter are not just passive subjects that identity is imposed upon. They are able to use a number of adjustment mechanisms to the knowledge about themselves - ranging from symbolic escape to open resistance against the imposed image about them; to obedience, and we were interested to understand the (supposed complex dynamic of identity (re-building in, so-called, special or forensic patients. In order to understand this process and attempting to discover, besides the manifest also the latent layer of the story about self, the local, or personal, identity understanding was examined.

  11. Total organic carbon analyzer

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    Godec, Richard G.; Kosenka, Paul P.; Smith, Brian D.; Hutte, Richard S.; Webb, Johanna V.; Sauer, Richard L.

    The development and testing of a breadboard version of a highly sensitive total-organic-carbon (TOC) analyzer are reported. Attention is given to the system components including the CO2 sensor, oxidation reactor, acidification module, and the sample-inlet system. Research is reported for an experimental reagentless oxidation reactor, and good results are reported for linearity, sensitivity, and selectivity in the CO2 sensor. The TOC analyzer is developed with gravity-independent components and is designed for minimal additions of chemical reagents. The reagentless oxidation reactor is based on electrolysis and UV photolysis and is shown to be potentially useful. The stability of the breadboard instrument is shown to be good on a day-to-day basis, and the analyzer is capable of 5 sample analyses per day for a period of about 80 days. The instrument can provide accurate TOC and TIC measurements over a concentration range of 20 ppb to 50 ppm C.

  12. [Total knee and hip prosthesis: variables associated with costs].

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    Herrera-Espiñeira, Carmen; Escobar, Antonio; Navarro-Espigares, José Luis; Castillo, Juan de Dios Lunadel; García-Pérez, Lidia; Godoy-Montijano, Amparo

    2013-01-01

    antecedentes: la alta prevalencia de artrosis en los países occidentales, el elevado costo de las intervenciones de artroplastia de cadera y rodilla y las amplias variaciones en la práctica médica generan gran interés por comparar los costos asociados antes y después de la cirugía. Objetivo: conocer el costo de las intervenciones de reemplazo total de cadera y rodilla durante la estancia hospitalaria y al año de seguimiento posterior al alta. material y métodos: estudio multicéntrico y prospectivo efectuado en 15 hospitales de tres comunidades autónomas. La relación entre las variables independientes con el costo de la estancia y costo post-alta, se analizó con modelos multinivel y para agrupar los casos se utilizó la variable "hospital." Las variables independientes fueron: edad, sexo, índice de masa corporal, calidad de vida prequirúrgica (cuestionarios ED-5D, SF-12 y Womac), intervención (cadera-rodilla), índice Charlson, complicaciones, número de camas y dependencia económico-institucional del hospital, comunidad autó-noma y presencia de cuidador. Resultados: el costo promedio por paciente, sin incluir el costo de la prótesis, fue de 4,734 Euros ± 2,136 y el costo del seguimiento post alta de 554 Euros ± 509. Si se incluye el costo de la prótesis, al final del año el costo total asciende a 7,645 Euros ± 2,248. Conclusiones: existe un margen considerable en la reducción de los costos de estancia; más de 44% de la variabilidad observada no está determinada por las condiciones clínicas de los pacientes sino por el comportamiento de los centros hospitalarios.

  13. Colesterol total e fatores associados: estudo de base escolar no sul do Brasil Colesterol total y factores asociados: estudio de base escolar en el sur del Brasil Associated factors to total cholesterol: school based study in southern Brazil

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    Mauren Lúcia de Araújo Bergmann

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Evidências têm sugerido que uma parcela importante de crianças e adolescentes apresenta níveis elevados de colesterol total. OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de hipercolesterolemia e fatores associados em escolares de 7 a 12 anos de idade. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal de base escolar de uma amostra aleatória composta por 1.294 escolares de 7 a 12 anos, de Caxias do Sul (RS. Os escolares responderam a uma entrevista com informações sobre nível socioeconômico, hábitos alimentares e hábitos de atividade física e de lazer. Foram realizadas medidas de colesterol total, de aptidão cardiorrespiratória, de massa corporal, estatura para o cálculo do índice de massa corporal. Para o tratamento dos dados foram utilizadas as análises univariada, bivariada e multivariada. RESULTADOS: A análise multivariada identificou que indivíduos com o nível socioeconômico alto (OR: 1,70; IC: 1,05-2,75, do sexo feminino (OR: 1,32; IC: 1,03-1,67, e com excesso de peso (OR: 1,40; IC: 1,10-1,77 apresentam chances aumentadas de terem colesterol total aumentado (> 3º tercil. CONCLUSÃO: Elevados níveis de colesterol total em escolares de 7 a 12 anos estão associados ao nível socioeconômico alto, ao sexo feminino e ao excesso de peso. O incentivo a um estilo de vida ativo e a hábitos alimentares adequados pode auxiliar no controle dos níveis de colesterol e diminuir os fatores de risco.FUNDAMENTO: Evidencias han sugerido que una parte importante de niños y adolescentes presenta niveles elevados de colesterol total. OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de hipercolesterolemia y factores asociados en escolares de 7 a 12 años de edad. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal de base escolar de una muestra aleatoria compuesta por 1.294 escolares de 7 a 12 años, de Caxias do Sul (RS. Los escolares respondieron una entrevista con informaciones sobre nivel socioeconómico, hábitos alimenticios y hábitos de actividad física y de ocio. Fueron realizadas

  14. Primary total elbow arthroplasty

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    Suresh Kumar

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Primary total elbow arthroplasty (TEA is a challenging procedure for orthopedic surgeons. It is not performed as frequently as compared to hip or knee arthroplasty. The elbow is a nonweight-bearing joint; however, static loading can create forces up to three times the body weight and dynamic loading up to six times. For elderly patients with deformity and ankylosis of the elbow due to posttraumatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis or comminuted fracture distal humerus, arthroplasty is one of the option. The aim of this study is to analyze the role of primary total elbow arthroplasty in cases of crippling deformity of elbow. Materials and Methods: We analyzed 11 cases of TEA, between December 2002 and September 2012. There were 8 females and 3 males. The average age was 40 years (range 30-69 years. The indications for TEA were rheumatoid arthritis, comminuted fracture distal humerus with intraarticular extension, and posttraumatic bony ankylosis of elbow joint. The Baksi sloppy (semi constrained hinge elbow prosthesis was used. Clinico-radiological followup was done at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and then yearly basis. Results: In the present study, average supination was 70° (range 60-80° and average pronation was 70° (range 60-80°. Average flexion was 135° (range 130-135°. However, in 5 cases, there was loss of 15 to 35° (average 25° of extension (45° out of 11 cases. The mean Mayo elbow performance score was 95.4 points (range 70-100. Arm length discrepancy was only in four patients which was 36% out of 11 cases. Clinico-radiologically all the elbows were stable except in one case and no immediate postoperative complication was noted. Radiolucency or loosening of ulnar stem was seen in 2 cases (18% out of 11 cases, in 1 case it was noted after 5 years and in another after 10 years. In second case, revision arthroplasty was done, in which only ulnar hinge section, hinge screw and lock screw with hexagonal head

  15. Niveles de plomo elevados en sangre de niños que vivían en casas antiguas de Evansville, Indiana: asociación entre año de construcción de la casa, niveles de plomo en suelo y niveles de plomo en sangre de niños de 1-5 años, entre 1998-2006

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    Diane Jackson

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se evaluaron los niveles de plomo en 18.218 muestras de sangre. Las muestras de 11.719 niños de Evansville, Indiana, de edades comprendidas entre 1 y 5 años se obtuvieron de manera voluntaria entre los años 1998 y 2006. Se evaluaron además los niveles de plomo en el suelo de 35 jardines residenciales correspondientes al domicilio de 81 niños.Durante el periodo de estudio, tanto los niveles de plomo en sangre como el porcentaje de valores elevados para dichos niveles fueron descendiendo. A pesar de ello, los valores de plomo en sangre en Evansville siguieron estando por encima de los nacionales (mediana de niveles de plomo en sangre 3,0 frente a 1,5 μg/dL, respectivamente. Nuestro análisis dio como resultado que vivir en casas antiguas (presumiblemente con pintura que contiene plomo estaba asociado con niveles más elevados de plomo en sangre en los niños. No se encontró una asociación clara de los niveles elevados de plomo en sangre ni con el género ni con los niveles de plomo en el suelo de los jardines.

  16. Total disc replacement.

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    Vital, J-M; Boissière, L

    2014-02-01

    Total disc replacement (TDR) (partial disc replacement will not be described) has been used in the lumbar spine since the 1980s, and more recently in the cervical spine. Although the biomechanical concepts are the same and both are inserted through an anterior approach, lumbar TDR is conventionally indicated for chronic low back pain, whereas cervical TDR is used for soft discal hernia resulting in cervicobrachial neuralgia. The insertion technique must be rigorous, with precise centering in the disc space, taking account of vascular anatomy, which is more complex in the lumbar region, particularly proximally to L5-S1. All of the numerous studies, including prospective randomized comparative trials, have demonstrated non-inferiority to fusion, or even short-term superiority regarding speed of improvement. The main implant-related complication is bridging heterotopic ossification with resulting loss of range of motion and increased rates of adjacent segment degeneration, although with an incidence lower than after arthrodesis. A sufficiently long follow-up, which has not yet been reached, will be necessary to establish definitively an advantage for TDR, particularly in the cervical spine.

  17. The total artificial heart.

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    Cook, Jason A; Shah, Keyur B; Quader, Mohammed A; Cooke, Richard H; Kasirajan, Vigneshwar; Rao, Kris K; Smallfield, Melissa C; Tchoukina, Inna; Tang, Daniel G

    2015-12-01

    The total artificial heart (TAH) is a form of mechanical circulatory support in which the patient's native ventricles and valves are explanted and replaced by a pneumatically powered artificial heart. Currently, the TAH is approved for use in end-stage biventricular heart failure as a bridge to heart transplantation. However, with an increasing global burden of cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure, the number of patients with end-stage heart failure awaiting heart transplantation now far exceeds the number of available hearts. As a result, the use of mechanical circulatory support, including the TAH and left ventricular assist device (LVAD), is growing exponentially. The LVAD is already widely used as destination therapy, and destination therapy for the TAH is under investigation. While most patients requiring mechanical circulatory support are effectively treated with LVADs, there is a subset of patients with concurrent right ventricular failure or major structural barriers to LVAD placement in whom TAH may be more appropriate. The history, indications, surgical implantation, post device management, outcomes, complications, and future direction of the TAH are discussed in this review.

  18. Topical hepatic hypothermia plus ischemic preconditioning: analysis of bile flow and ischemic injuries after initial reperfusion in rats Hipotermia hepática tópica mais pré-condicionamento isquêmico: análise do fluxo biliar e danos isquêmicos após a reperfusão inicial em ratos

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    Tomaz de Jesus Maria Grezzana Filho

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of the topical liver hypothermia and IPC combination against I/R injury after initial reperfusion. METHODS: In 32 Wistar rats, partial liver ischemia was induced for 90 minutes in normothermia (IN, ischemic preconditioning (IPC, 26ºC topical hypothermia (H and 26ºC topical hypothermia plus IPC (H+IPC. MAP, body temperature and bile flow were recorded each 15 minutes. Plasmatic injury markers and tissue antioxidant defenses were assessed after 120 minutes of reperfusion. RESULTS: MAP and body temperature remained constant during all experiment. Bile flow returned to levels similar to controls after 45 minutes of reperfusion in the H and H+IPC groups and increased significantly in comparison to the NI and IPC groups after 105 and 120 minutes. AST and ALT increased significantly in the normothermic groups in comparison to controls. TBARS levels decreased significantly in the H+IPC group in comparison to the other groups whereas Catalase levels increased significantly in the IPC group. SOD levels were significantly higher in the H group in comparison to all groups. CONCLUSION: The induction of 26ºC topical hypothermia associated or not to IPC protected the ischemic liver against ischemia/reperfusion injuries and allowed an early recovery of the hepatic function.OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos da hipotermia hepática tópica combinada ao pré-condicionamento isquêmico na proteção dos danos iniciais de isquemia e reperfusão. MÉTODOS: Trinta e dois ratos Wistar foram submetidos à isquemia hepática parcial durante 90 minutos em Normotermia (IN, Pré-condicionamento Isquêmico (IPC, Hipotermia a 26ºC (H e Hipotermia a 26ºC mais PCI (H+PCI. A PAM, a temperatura corporal e o fluxo biliar foram aferidos em intervalos de 15 minutos. Marcadores plasmáticos de danos hepáticos e as defesas antioxidantes foram avaliados após 120 minutos de reperfusão. RESULTADOS: A PAM e a temperatura corporal permaneceram constantes

  19. Aspectos ultra-sonográficos dos hamartomas dos ductos biliares (complexo de von Meyenburg: resultado de uma busca ativa de oito anos Ultrasonography findings in patients with bile duct hamartomas (von Meyenburg complex: result of an active search of eight years

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    Márcio Martins Machado

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available A correta identificação de tumores hepáticos benignos é importante, pois a maioria não necessita de conduta intervencionista. Os autores relatam os aspectos ultra-sonográficos dos hamartomas de ductos biliares (complexo de von Meyenburg em 16 pacientes estudados prospectivamente, resultados de uma busca ativa de oito anos. Em 14 pacientes foram identificadas múltiplas lesões menores ou iguais a 0,8 cm, e em dois, apenas duas lesões em cada (medindo de 0,4 cm a 1,3 cm. O aspecto ultra-sonográfico que predominou foi o de múltiplas pequenas imagens hiperecogênicas com ou sem reverberação sonora posterior e margens irregulares (14 pacientes. Menos comumente, foi encontrado o aspecto "em alvo", com centro com maior ecogenicidade que a periferia (dois pacientes com duas lesões cada e margens bem definidas.The recognition and identification of benign liver tumors is important since most of these tumors do not require any intervention. The authors report the ultrasonography findings in 16 patients with bile duct hamartomas (von Meyenburg complex that were evaluated prospectively by an active search of eight years. Multiple lesions with size equal or less than 0.8 cm were identified in 14 patients. Two other patients had only two lesions measuring 0.4 cm to 1.3 cm. The most common ultrasonographic pattern was that of multiple small hyperechogenic lesions (with or without posterior acoustic reverberation with irregular margins (14 patients. A less common finding (two patients with two lesions each was the "target" pattern with echogenic center and well defined limits.

  20. Alterações no padrão alimentar de adolescentes com adequação pôndero-estatural e elevado percentual de gordura corporal Alterations in the feeding patterns of adolescents with weight-height adequacy and high body fat percentage

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    Valéria Cristina Ribeiro Vieira

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: avaliar o padrão alimentar de adolescentes com adequação pôndero-estatural e elevado percentual de gordura corporal (%GC. MÉTODOS: realizou-se um estudo transversal com 99 adolescentes, sendo 70% do sexo feminino. Utilizou-se o índice de massa corporal para diagnosticar adequação pôndero-estatural, segundo a World Health Organization. Obteve-se o %GC pelo somatório das pregas cutâneas, conforme Durnin e Rahaman, considerando elevados os valores >25% (sexo feminino e >20% (masculino. Aplicou-se um questionário para investigação do hábito alimentar. RESULTADOS: a mediana de refeições diárias era quatro. O jantar era a refeição mais omitida, entretanto, a maioria o substituía por lanche. Omissão do jantar e realização do lanche da tarde foram mais freqüentes entre as adolescentes (p OBJECTIVES: alterations in the feeding patterns of adolescents as related to weight-height adequacy and high body fat percentage (%BF. METHODS: a cross-sectional study was carried out with 99 adolescents, 70% females. The body mass index was applied to diagnose weight-height adequacy, according to the cut-off point established by the World Health Organization. %BF was obtained by the sum of skinfolds, according to Durnin and Rahaman, considering the values >25% (females and >20% (males high. A questionnaire was applied to investigate the feeding pattern. RESULTS: the median of daily meals was four. Dinner was the most skipped main meal, however, the majority replaced it by a snack. Skipping dinner and having a snack in the afternoon were more common among girls (p <0.01. About 11% skipped breakfast. In the last years, meal frequency and food intake, except for vegetables, were reduced by the majority. On weekends, about 81% and 31% of the adolescents, respectively, modified the fat and sugar class and the vegetable class intake, consuming more sweets, fat foods and less vegetables. The most rejected food class consisted of vegetable

  1. Rotational total skin and total nodal radiotherapy in mycosis fungoides

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    Bamberg, M.; Molls, M.; Langrock, J.; Muskalla, K.; Quast, U.

    1987-04-01

    The following report describes our technique of rotational total skin radiotherapy with electrons (TSER). We present stage related treatment results. Furthermore our first experiences with the combination of TSER and total nodal irradiation (TNI) are communicated.

  2. Total Restrained Bondage in Graphs

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    Nader JAFARI RAD; Roslan HASNI; Joanna RACZEK; Lutz VOLKMANN

    2013-01-01

    A subset S of vertices of a graph G with no isolated vertex is a total restrained dominating set if every vertex is adjacent to a vertex in S and every vertex in V(G)-S is also adjacent to a vertex in V(G)-S.The total restrained domination number of G is the minimum cardinality of a total restrained dominating set of G.In this paper we initiate the study of total restrained bondage in graphs.The total restrained bondage number in a graph G with no isolated vertex,is the minimum cardinality of a subset of edges E such that G-E has no isolated vertex and the total restrained domination number of G-E is greater than the total restrained domination number of G.We obtain several properties,exact values and bounds for the total restrained bondage number of a graph.

  3. Fatores associados a níveis pressóricos elevados em escolares de uma cidade de porte médio do sul do Brasil Associated factors in high blood pressure among schoolchildren in a middle size city, southern Brazil

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    Cristine B. Costanzi

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a prevalência de níveis pressóricos elevados e fatores associados em escolares de Caxias do Sul (RS. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal de base escolar avaliou crianças de 7 a 12 anos de ambos os sexos, provenientes das redes privada e pública. Foram realizadas três medidas da pressão arterial em uma única situação. Mensurou-se peso, altura, circunferência da cintura, aptidão aeróbia (teste de corrida de 9 minutos e situação socioeconômica. A estatística foi realizada através de teste do qui-quadrado e regressão logística para controle dos fatores de confusão. RESULTADOS: Participaram do estudo 1.413 crianças. A prevalência de escolares com níveis pressóricos elevados foi de 13,8% (sistólico, diastólico, sistólico/diastólico, e a proporção foi maior (dobro para as crianças obesas e/ou com sobrepeso do que para as com peso normal. Crianças com circunferência da cintura aumentada apresentaram 2,8 vezes mais chance de ter níveis pressóricos elevados do que as com circunferência adequada (intervalo de confiança de 95% 2,513-3,186 e p = 0,000. Já os indivíduos com nível alto no Índice Econômico Nacional apresentaram 2,6 vezes mais chance de terem pressão arterial elevada. CONCLUSÕES: Neste estudo, os escolares de 7 a 12 anos de Caxias do Sul apresentaram uma alta prevalência de níveis pressóricos elevados, e a medida de circunferência da cintura aumentada mostrou-se associada a essa condição, bem como o nível socioeconômico alto e a baixa aptidão física. Sugere-se medidas que possam incentivar a prática de atividade física e controle alimentar para melhoria dos níveis pressóricos e consequente diminuição de fatores de risco.OBJECTIVE: To establish the prevalence of high blood pressure and associated factors among schoolchildren from Caxias do Sul, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. METHODS: This school-based cross-sectional study assessed boys and girls aged 7 to 12 years

  4. Weak Total Resolvability In Graphs

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    Casel Katrin

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    Full Text Available A vertex v ∈ V (G is said to distinguish two vertices x, y ∈ V (G of a graph G if the distance from v to x is di erent from the distance from v to y. A set W ⊆ V (G is a total resolving set for a graph G if for every pair of vertices x, y ∈ V (G, there exists some vertex w ∈ W − {x, y} which distinguishes x and y, while W is a weak total resolving set if for every x ∈ V (G−W and y ∈ W, there exists some w ∈ W −{y} which distinguishes x and y. A weak total resolving set of minimum cardinality is called a weak total metric basis of G and its cardinality the weak total metric dimension of G. Our main contributions are the following ones: (a Graphs with small and large weak total metric bases are characterised. (b We explore the (tight relation to independent 2-domination. (c We introduce a new graph parameter, called weak total adjacency dimension and present results that are analogous to those presented for weak total dimension. (d For trees, we derive a characterisation of the weak total (adjacency metric dimension. Also, exact figures for our parameters are presented for (generalised fans and wheels. (e We show that for Cartesian product graphs, the weak total (adjacency metric dimension is usually pretty small. (f The weak total (adjacency dimension is studied for lexicographic products of graphs.

  5. Niveles de plomo elevados en sangre de niños que vivían en casas antiguas de Evansville, Indiana: asociación entre año de construcción de la casa, niveles de plomo en suelo y niveles de plomo en sangre de niños de 1-5 años, entre 1998-2006

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    Diane Jackson; Charles Grosse; Gregory M. Zarus; Lourdes Rosales-Guevara

    2012-01-01

    En este estudio se evaluaron los niveles de plomo en 18.218 muestras de sangre. Las muestras de 11.719 niños de Evansville, Indiana, de edades comprendidas entre 1 y 5 años se obtuvieron de manera voluntaria entre los años 1998 y 2006. Se evaluaron además los niveles de plomo en el suelo de 35 jardines residenciales correspondientes al domicilio de 81 niños.Durante el periodo de estudio, tanto los niveles de plomo en sangre como el porcentaje de valores elevados para dichos niveles fueron des...

  6. Níveis séricos elevados de homocisteína em pacientes pediátricos com fenômeno de Raynaud primário Elevated serum homocysteine levels in paediatric patients with primary Raynaud's phenomenon

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    Stepan Kutilek

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O fenômeno de Raynaud (FR é uma isquemia acral recorrente resultante de resposta vasoespástica arterial anormal ao frio ou ao estresse emocional. A homocisteína, um aminoácido sulfurado, foi relacionada a doenças cardiovasculares e neurodegenerativas, diabetes mellitus, trombose e fragilidade óssea. Também foi relacionada à patogênese do FR, por terem sido observadas elevações nos níveis séricos de homocisteína (S-homocisteína em pacientes com FR. OBJETIVO: Considerando que todas as publicações concernentes à S-homocisteína em casos de FR envolviam apenas pacientes adultos, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a S-homocisteína em crianças e adolescentes com FR. MÉTODOS: Foram recrutados 19 pacientes (dois meninos e 17 meninas; idade média 16,1 ± 2,2 DP com FR primário. Como controles, foram recrutados 51 crianças e adolescentes (21 meninos e 30 meninas; idade média 15,1 ± 1,8 DP. RESULTADOS: O nível de S-homocisteína estava significativamente mais elevado no grupo FR, em comparação com os controles (11,2 ± 2,4 vs. 8,0 ± 2,0 µmol/L; P = 0,00001. Os níveis de S-homocisteína nos participantes com FR não dependeram da idade. CONCLUSÃO: Pacientes pediátricos com FR apresentam níveis elevados de S-homocisteína, sugerindo que a homocisteína desempenha papel importante no desenvolvimento da disfunção vascular, mesmo em pacientes muito jovensINTRODUCTION: Raynaud's phenomenon (RP is a paroxysmal and recurrent acral ischemia resulting from an abnormal arterial vasospastic response to cold or emotional stress. Homocysteine, a sulphured amino acid, has been linked to cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, thrombosis, and bone fragility. Homocysteine has been also linked to the pathogenesis of RP, as increased serum homocysteine (S-homocysteine levels were observed in patients with RP. OBJECTIVE: As all publications concerning S-homocysteine in RP involved only adult patients, our

  7. Resolução de equações diferenciais por redes neurais artificiais: problemas com gradientes elevados e domínios arbitrários = Resolution of differential equations with artificial neural networks: high gradients and arbitrary domains problems

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    Luiz Henry Monken e Silva

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo a habilidade das redes neurais perceptron multicamada eminterpolar foi utilizada para analisar duas classes de problemas de contorno. A primeira classe é formada por equações diferenciais em que a solução pode apresentar gradientes elevados e a segunda classe é formada de equações diferenciais definidas em domínios arbitrários. As metodologias propostas por Lagaris et al. (1998 foram estendidas para casos de equações diferenciais sujeitas às condições de Cauchy e condições de contorno mistas. Os resultados fornecidos pelo método da rede neural se apresentam precisos quando comparados com os resultados analíticos ou por métodos numéricos de resolução deequações diferenciais. A precisão alcançada nos resultados e a facilidade no manuseio do método para resolver estes problemas de contorno encorajaram a continuidade da pesquisa, particularmente no tocante à convergência e estabilidade numérica.In this paper, the ability of the multilayer perceptron neural network (MLP in interpolation was used to analyze two classes of boundary value problems. The first class is formed by differential equations, with solutions which can have high gradients and the second are partial differential equations, defined on arbitrary shaped domain. Also, the methodologies proposed by Lagaris et al. (1998 were enlarged for differential equations subjected to Cauchy and mix boundary conditions type. The results of the artificial neural network method are very precise when comparison to the analytical ones or those of classical numerical methods to solve differential equations. The precision achieved in the results and the ability to handle the method, to solve those boundary value problems, were encouraging to keep the research, particularly on an important direction, concerning convergence and numerical stability.

  8. The total charm cross section

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    Vogt, R

    2007-09-14

    We assess the theoretical uncertainties on the total charm cross section. We discuss the importance of the quark mass, the scale choice and the parton densities on the estimate of the uncertainty. We conclude that the uncertainty on the total charm cross section is difficult to quantify.

  9. Total parenteral nutrition in children.

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    Zlotkin, S H; Stallings, V A; Pencharz, P B

    1985-04-01

    This article first focuses on the indications for total parenteral nutrition and the effect of its use on the outcome of various nutrient-depleting diseases in infants and children. This is followed by a discussion of some of the newer nutrient additions to total parenteral nutrition regimens, such as biotin, carnitine, zinc, copper, iron, and others.

  10. Endoscopic ultrasound versus endoscopic retrograde cholangiography for the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis: the influence of the size of the stone and diameter of the common bile duct Ecoendoscopia versus colangiografia retrógrada endoscópica para o diagnóstico da coledocolitíase: a influência do tamanho do cálculo e do diâmetro da via biliar principal

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    Marcus Vinicius Silva Ney

    2005-12-01

    group of patients with an intermediate or moderate risk with respect to the likelihood of having common bile duct stones, endoscopic ultrassonography is a better test for the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis when compared to endoscopic retrograde cholangiography mainly for small-sized calculi.RACIONAL: A colangiografia retrógrada endoscópica é método acurado porém invasivo para o diagnóstico da coledocolitíase. A ecoendoscopia também é método bastante eficaz para a detecção de cálculo coledociano e apresenta riscos semelhantes àqueles de uma endoscopia digestiva convencional. OBJETIVOS: Comparar a acurácia da ecoendoscopia e da colangiografia endoscópica para o diagnóstico do cálculo da via biliar principal antes da colecistectomia laparoscópica e analisar a influência do tamanho do cálculo e do calibre da via biliar principal na eficácia diagnóstica da ecoendoscopia. PACIENTES E MÉTODOS: Duzentos e quinze pacientes com colecistolitíase sintomática foram admitidos para colecistectomia laparoscópica. Destes, 68 (31,7% apresentaram dilatação da via biliar extra-hepática à ecografia convencional e/ou alteração de enzimas hepáticas e canaliculares. Foram, então, submetidos a ecoendoscopia e colangiografia endoscópica, seguida de papilotomia, se qualquer um dos métodos sugerisse a presença de coledocolitíase. Após a papilotomia, o maior cálculo foi recuperado e medido. A exploração endoscópica ou cirúrgica da via biliar foi considerada o padrão-ouro para o diagnóstico de coledocolitíase. RESULTADOS: Todos os 68 pacientes foram submetidos a colecistectomia laparoscópica com colangiografia intra-operatória, comprovando-se colecistolitíase neste grupo. A ecoendoscopia foi mais sensível do que a colangiografia endoscópica para a detecção de cálculos coledocianos (97% vs. 67%. Para os cálculos maiores de 4,0 mm, os métodos apresentaram sensibilidades semelhantes (96% vs. 90%. Os resultados da ecoendoscopia não foram

  11. Totality eclipses of the Sun

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    2008-01-01

    A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see - and feel - why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them. - ;A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see - and feel - why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun is the best guide and reference book on solar eclipses ever written. It explains: how to observe them; how to photograph and videotape them; why they occur; their history and mythology; and future eclipses - when and where to see them. Totality also tells the remarkable story of how eclipses shocked scientists, revealed the workings of the Sun, and made Einstein famous. And the book shares the experiences and advice of many veteran eclipse observers. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun is profusely ill...

  12. Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC) database integrates premarket and postmarket data about medical devices. It includes information pulled from CDRH databases...

  13. Qualità totale e mobilità totale

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    Giuseppe Trieste

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available FIABA ONLUS (Italian Fund for Elimination of Architectural Barriers was founded in 2000 with the aim of promoting a culture of equal opportunities and, above all, it has as its main goal to involve public and private institutions to create a really accessible and usable environment for everyone. Total accessibility, Total usability and Total mobility are key indicators to define quality of life within cities. A supportive environment that is free of architectural, cultural and psychological barriers allows everyone to live with ease and universality. In fact, people who access to goods and services in the urban context can use to their advantage time and space, so they can do their activities and can maintain relationships that are deemed significant for their social life. The main aim of urban accessibility is to raise the comfort of space for citizens, eliminating all barriers that discriminate people, and prevent from an equality of opportunity. “FIABA FUND - City of ... for the removal of architectural barriers” is an idea of FIABA that has already affected many regions of Italy as Lazio, Lombardy, Campania, Abruzzi and Calabria. It is a National project which provides for opening a bank account in the cities of referring, in which for the first time, all together, individuals and private and public institutions can make a donation to fund initiatives for the removal of architectural barriers within its own territory for a real and effective total accessibility. Last February the fund was launched in Rome with the aim of achieving a Capital without barriers and a Town European model of accessibility and usability. Urban mobility is a prerequisite to access to goods and services, and to organize activities related to daily life. FIABA promotes the concept of sustainable mobility for all, supported by the European Commission’s White Paper. We need a cultural change in management and organization of public means, which might focus on

  14. The total synthesis of psymberin.

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    Huang, Xianhai; Shao, Ning; Palani, Anandan; Aslanian, Robert; Buevich, Alexei

    2007-06-21

    The total synthesis of a new member of the pederin family of natural products, psymberin 1, was accomplished. Using a recently reported novel and efficient PhI(OAc)2 mediated oxidative entry to 2-(N-acylaminal)-substituted tetrahydropyrans as the key step, this total synthesis was executed in a convergent and efficient manner. The longest linear sequence of this synthesis was 22 steps starting from known 6.

  15. Total eclipses of the sun.

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    Zirker, J B

    1980-12-19

    Total eclipses of the sun offer research opportunities in a variety of sciences. Some of the advances in solar physics resulting from eclipse observations are discussed. Experiments at the total eclipse of 16 February 1980 in India are also described. These included a test of general relativity, studies in coronal physics, investigations of solar prominences, diameter measurements, a search for interplanetary dust, a study of the gravity waves in the earth's atmosphere, and experiments on the biological effects on animals and humans.

  16. Total hip and total knee replacement: preoperative nursing management.

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    Lucas, Brian

    Total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) surgery are carried out for the relief of hip or knee pain, usually caused by osteoarthritis. This is the first of two articles on THR and TKR. It will outline the different types of replacement used in lower limb joint replacement surgery. Preparation of patients for surgery requires attention to physical, psychological and social factors and these are explored in detail. The organization of services along the patient pathway to ensure comprehensive preparation is considered and the nursing role highlighted. The second article, to be published in the next issue, will discuss recovery and rehabilitation from THR and TKR surgery.

  17. Total 2004 annual report; TOTAL 2004 rapport annuel

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    2004-07-01

    This annual report of the Group Total brings information and economic data on the following topics, for the year 2004: the corporate governance, the corporate social responsibility, the shareholder notebook, the management report, the activities, the upstream (exploration and production) and downstream (refining and marketing) operating, chemicals and other matters. (A.L.B.)

  18. Total body water and total body potassium in anorexia nervosa

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    Dempsey, D.T.; Crosby, L.O.; Lusk, E.; Oberlander, J.L.; Pertschuk, M.J.; Mullen, J.L.

    1984-08-01

    In the ill hospitalized patient with clinically relevant malnutrition, there is a measurable decrease in the ratio of the total body potassium to total body water (TBK/TBW) and a detectable increase in the ratio of total exchangeable sodium to total exchangeable potassium (Nae/Ke). To evaluate body composition analyses in anorexia nervosa patients with chronic uncomplicated semistarvation, TBK and TBW were measured by whole body K40 counting and deuterium oxide dilution in 10 females with stable anorexia nervosa and 10 age-matched female controls. The ratio of TBK/TBW was significantly (p less than 0.05) higher in anorexia nervosa patients than controls. The close inverse correlation found in published studies between TBK/TBW and Nae/Ke together with our results suggest that in anorexia nervosa, Nae/Ke may be low or normal. A decreased TBK/TBW is not a good indicator of malnutrition in the anorexia nervosa patient. The use of a decreased TBK/TBW ratio or an elevated Nae/Ke ratio as a definition of malnutrition may result in inappropriate nutritional management in the patient with severe nonstressed chronic semistarvation.

  19. Prevalence of Helicobacter spp in chronic cholecystitis and correlation with changes on the histological pattern of the gallbladder Prevalência do Helicobacter spp na colecistite crônica calculosa e correlação com as alterações histológicas da vesícula biliar

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    André de Moricz

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Establish the prevalence of Helicobacter spp in chronic cholecystitis and its correlation with the gallbladder's histological findings. METHODS: 100 patients were operated for chronic cholecystitis with cholecystolithiasis. In pathological examination of the gallbladder, were evaluated the presence of metaplasia, dysplasia, lymphoid follicles, anaplasia and tumors that might be related to the presence of Helicobacter plus the presence of the bacilli Giemsa? by optical microscopy. From the DNA extracted from the gallbladder's bile, PCR was performed by using specific primers for the identification of Helicobacter spp with amplification of the 400bp segment of rRNA gene16S, with positive control DNA from Helicobacter pylori. All the cases negative for isolation of genetic material were excluded. The cases of PCRΘ and GiemsaΘ were used as negative control group. The histological findings were compared to the presence of bacilli and PCR data using a chi-square and Fisher's Exact test (CI = 95.0%, p OBJETIVO: Estabelecer a prevalência do Helicobacter spp nos doentes com colecistopatia crônica calculosa e correlacioná-la com as alterações histológicas da vesícula biliar. MÉTODOS: Foram operados 100 doentes portadores de colecistite crônica calculosa. No anátomo-patológico foram avaliadas a presença de, metaplasias, displasias, folículos linfóides, anaplasias e tumores que pudessem se relacionar à presença do helicobacter e a presença de bacilos Giemsa ? à microscopia. A partir do DNA extraído da bile foi realizada PCR utilizando-se primers específicos para identificação de Helicobacter spp com amplificação de segmento de 400bp do gene16S rRNA, com controle positivo de DNA de Helicobacter Pylori. Os casos negativos para isolamento de material genético na bile foram excluídos. Os casos de PCR e Giemsa negativos foram utilizados como grupo controle. Os achados histológicos foram comparados ao Giemsa e à PCR

  20. Using fecal profiles of bile acids to assess habitat use by threatened carnivores in the Maulino forest of central Chile Empleo del perfil de ácidos biliares fecales para evaluar uso del hábitat por carnívoros amenazados en el bosque maulino de Chile central

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    central: Galictis cuja, Oncifelis guigna, Pseudalopex culpaeus, Pseudalopex griseus y Puma concolor. Los perfiles de ácidos biliares fecales, establecidos mediante cromatografía de capa fina, resultaron ser especie-específicos, invariantes tanto dentro de muestras de un mismo individuo como entre muestras de diferentes individuos de una misma especie, pero son consistentemente diferentes entre especies. La distribución especial de fecas en áreas de bosque nativo y plantaciones de pino en el bosque costero del Maule se comparó con la distribución esperada en base a estudios previos basados en registro de huellas. Pseudalopex culpaeus usa extensamente plantaciones de pino; Oncifelis guigna prefiere bosque nativo y Pseudalopex griseus usa bosque nativo y plantaciones de pino en proporción a su disponibilidad. Los resultados de la distribución de fecas son similares a los obtenidos por registro de huellas

  1. Endoscopic management of biliar y disorders during pregnancy

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    Vui Heng Chong; Anand Jalihal

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Biliary interventions during pregnancy are associated with risks to both the pregnancy and developing fetus. In this report we summarize our experience with endoscopic interventions including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the management of biliary disorders during pregnancy. METHODS: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographies (ERCPs) performed between May 2003 through January 2010 (n=607) were identiifed from our database, and cases of interventions during pregnancy were reviewed. All procedures were done using conscious sedation and lead shielding. RESULTS: Nine ERCPs (1.5%) were performed in 8 pregnant patients. Their median gestational period was 22 weeks (range, CONCLUSIONS: ERCP is a safe procedure for pregnant women. It can be conducted for biliary stenting and subsequent clearance after deliveries. EUS has a complementary role. Different strategies can be applied according to the conditions or expertise of endoscopists.

  2. Íleo biliar: enterolitotomia videoassistida Gallstone ileus: videoassisted enterolithotomy

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    Álvaro Queiroz de Godoy

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Treatment, morbidity and mortality of patients with gallstone ileus depend on an accurate diagnosis made in time, and also on a more adequate therapeutic option.A detailed clinical evaluation is fundamental for such diagnosis. Complementary exams like a simple radiological study of the abdomen, high and low endoscopies, an ultrasonography, and a tomography can also be performed. The therapeutic options include the removal of the obstructive factor separately, the performance of a treatment in two separate stages, or the performance of a complete treatment (removal of the calculus, cholecystectomy, and the closing of the fistula.This study aims to present a case report of an elderly man of high surgical risk, presenting gallstone ileus. He was submitted to an isolated videoassisted enterolithotomy through a minilaparotomy. Taking into consideration the patient’s advanced age and the lack of evidence as to other biliary associated pathologies, the chosen treatment seemed to be a good alternative. The evolution was good, and after an 8 month follow-up the patient was found well and with no biliary symptoms whatsoever.

  3. Primar y biliar y cirrhosis in Brunei Darussalam

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    Vui Heng Chong; Pemasiri Upali Telisinghe; Anand Jalihal

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is an uncom-mon autoimmune cholestatic disease that predominantly affects women. Certain human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) have been reported to be associated with susceptibility for PBC. We describe the proifles of PBC in Brunei Darussalam. METHODS: All patients with PBC (n=10) were identiifed from our prospective databases. The HLA proifles (n=9, PBC) were compared to controls (n=65) and patients with autoimmune hepatitis (n=13, AIH). RESULTS: All patients were women with a median age of 51 years (27-83) at diagnosis. The prevalence rate of the disease was 25.6/million-population and the estimated incidence rate varied from 0 to 10.3/million-population per year. Chinese (41.15/million) and the indigenous (42.74/million) groups had higher prevalence rates compared to Malays (22.62/million). The prevalence among female population was 54.6/million-population. All patients were referred for abnormal liver proifles. Five patients had symptoms at presentations:jaundice (20%), fatigue (20%), arthralgia (30%) and pruritus (20%). Serum anti-mitochondrial antibody was positive in 80%of the patients. Overlap with AIH was seen in 30%. Liver biopsies (n=8) showed stage I (n=2), II (n=4) and III (n=2) ifbrosis. There were no signiifcant differences in the HLA proifles between PBC and AIH. Compared to the controls, PBC patients had signiifcantly more HLA class I alleles speciifcally B7 (P=0.003), Cw7 (P=0.002) and Cw12 (P=0.007) but not the class II alleles. At a median follow-up of 23.5 months (2 to 108), all patients were alive without evidence of disease progression. CONCLUSIONS: PBC is also a predominant female disorder in our local setting and most had mild disease. The HLA proifles of our patients were different to what have been reported.

  4. Pancreatite aguda biliar na infância

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    Menin,Flavio Augusto; Petreca,Alexandre; Teixeira,Roni Leonardo

    2006-01-01

    Acute pancreatitis is an uncommon condition in childhood. Gallstones rarely cause pancreatitis in children. Instead, the leading causes of pancreatitis tend to be trauma, infecctions, drugs, congenital disorders. One rare case of acute gallstone pancreatitis in children is described, showing the diagnosis clinical/radiologic and surgery treatment (videocolecistectomy).

  5. Iatrogenic bile duct injuries from biliar y tract surger y

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    Umar Ali; Zhen-Hua Ma; Cheng-En Pan; Qing-Yong Ma

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND:Cholecystectomy is the most commonly performed procedure in general surgery. However, bile duct injury is a rare but still one of the most common complications. These injuries sometimes present variably after primary surgery. Timely detection and appropriate management decrease the morbidity and mortality of the operation. METHODS:Five cases of iatrogenic bile duct injury (IBDI) were managed at the Department of Surgery, First Afifliated Hospital, Xi'an Jiaotong University. All the cases who underwent both open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy had persistent injury to the biliary tract and were treated accordingly. RESULTS: Recovery of the patients was uneventful. All patients were followed-up at the surgical outpatient department for six months to three years. So far the patients have shown good recovery. CONCLUSIONS:In cases of IBDI it is necessary to perform the operation under the supervision of an experienced surgeon who is specialized in the repair of bile duct injuries, and it is also necessary to detect and treat the injury as soon as possible to obtain a satisfactory outcome.

  6. Ileal loop interposition:an alternative biliar y bypass technique

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    Felipe JF Coimbra; Alessandro L Diniz; Heber SC Ribeiro; Wilson L Costa Jr.; Eduardo NP Lima; André L Montagnini

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Obstructive jaundice is a common condition in advanced digestive cancer. Palliative procedures can improve quality of life and allow patients to attempt a systemic treatment. Bilioenteric anastomosis is still the procedure of choice for patients in many centers. When a surgical bypass is not possible, biliary drainage can be done by placing endoscopic or transparietal stents, which are less durable methods even when an expandable stent is employed. METHODS: A 47-year-old male with an excellent clinical status and a previous cholecystectomy and an exploratory laparotomy for advanced gastric cancer was referred with obstructive jaundice. A preoperative CT scan showed a dilated bile duct and a small mass at the distal hepatic hilum. No other signs of metastasis were found. A surgical bilioenteric anastomosis was indicated. At surgery, a distal choledochal obstruction and a mesenteric retraction by a lymph node mass prevented the jejunum to ascend for a bilioenteric anastomosis. Surgically, an alternative bilioenteric bypass was performed by means of an ileal loop interposition between the bile duct and the jejunum. RESULT: The recovery of the patient was uneventful and his bilirubin levels normalized after one week. The patient was then referred for systemic chemotherapy. CONCLUSIONS: This alternative biliary bypass can be safely and easily performed, and may be a good alternative for patients already referred for surgery because of a better life expectancy and when the jejunum is not an alternative.

  7. Total Ozone Prediction: Stratospheric Dynamics

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    Jackman, Charles H.; Kawa, S. Ramdy; Douglass, Anne R.

    2003-01-01

    The correct prediction of total ozone as a function of latitude and season is extremely important for global models. This exercise tests the ability of a particular model to simulate ozone. The ozone production (P) and loss (L) will be specified from a well- established global model and will be used in all GCMs for subsequent prediction of ozone. This is the "B-3 Constrained Run" from M&MII. The exercise mostly tests a model stratospheric dynamics in the prediction of total ozone. The GCM predictions will be compared and contrasted with TOMS measurements.

  8. Stereoselective Total Synthesis of Mycalamides

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    Masahiro Toyota

    2005-01-01

    @@ 1Introduction Mycalamides A (1a) and B (1b) are potent antiviral compounds from a New Zealand sponge of the genus Mycale. Apart from their antitumor property, mycalamide A (1a) exhibits immunosuppressive action by blocking T-cell activation in mice and is significantly more potent than FK-506 and cyclosporine A. Because of their intriguing biological activity, unique structures and scarce supply of these natural products, mycalamides A (1a) and B (1b) have attracted considerable attention as target molecules for total synthesis, and total, formal, or partial syntheses of this family of compounds have been reported[1,2].

  9. Qualidade total e cultura organizacional

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    Machado, Denise Del Pra Netto

    1996-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Socio-Economico O ambiente dinâmico em que as organizações estão inseridas determina uma constante busca de competitividade. Com a adoção da Qualidade Total, como um processo ofensivo de enfrentamento das exigências de mercado, procura-se uma vantagem competitiva, além da sobrevi-vência organizacional. Com base no referencial teórico-empírico sobre Qualidade Total e Cultura Organizacional, procurou-se verifi-car o efei...

  10. VOICE REHABILITATION FOLLOWING TOTAL LARYNGECTOMY

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    Balasubramanian Thiagarajan

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Despite continuing advances in surgical management of laryngeal malignancy, total laryngectomy is still the treatment of choice in advanced laryngeal malignancies. Considering the longevity of the patient following total laryngectomy, various measures have been adopted in order to provide voice function to the patient. Significant advancements have taken place in voice rehabilitation of post laryngectomy patients. Advancements in oncological surgical techniques and irradiation techniques have literally cured laryngeal malignancies. Among the various voice rehabilitation techniques available TEP (Tracheo oesophageal puncture is considered to be the gold standard. This article attempts to explore the various voice rehabilitation technique available with primary focus on TEP.

  11. Total enantioselective synthesis of (-)-cytisine.

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    Danieli, Bruno; Lesma, Giordano; Passarella, Daniele; Sacchetti, Alessandro; Silvani, Alessandra; Virdis, Andrea

    2004-02-19

    [reaction: see text] The first total enantiosynthesis of the biologically active alkaloid (-)-cytisine is reported, featuring a ruthenium-catalyzed RCM reaction as the key step. The approach relies on readily available cis-piperidine-3,5-dimethanol monoacetate as the chiral building block, and it is suited for achieving the target compound in both enantiomeric forms.

  12. Subtotal versus total abdominal hysterectomy

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    Andersen, Lea Laird; Ottesen, Bent; Alling Møller, Lars Mikael

    2015-01-01

    a multiple imputation analysis, this difference disappeared (relative risk, 1.36; 95% confidence interval, 0.86-2.13; P = .19). No differences were seen in any of the secondary outcomes. CONCLUSION: Subtotal abdominal hysterectomy was not superior to total abdominal hysterectomy on any outcomes. More women...

  13. Spraakrevalidatie na een totale laryngectomie

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    Timmermans, A.J.; Krap, M.; Hilgers, F.J.M.; van den Brekel, M.W.M.

    2012-01-01

    In patients with advanced laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer, or in cases when the disease recurs after treatment with (chemo)radiation, a total laryngectomy (TLE) is performed. For them to be able to function properly, speech rehabilitation is of the utmost importance for these patients. For voice

  14. [Hypoparathyroid risk after total thyroidectomy].

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    Milone, Antonino; Carditello, Antonio; Stilo, Francesco; Paparo, Domenica; Paparo, Teresa

    2004-01-01

    From January 1970 to December 1999, 881 patients with thyroid pathology underwent surgery consisting in 551 subtotal thyroidectomies and 330 total thyroidectomies. Permanent hypocalcaemia was present in 32 patients (3.6%). The importance of accurate isolation and ultraligature of the branches of the inferior thyroid artery in the prevention of parathyroid damage is stressed.

  15. Total Phenolics and Total Flavonoids in Selected Indian Medicinal Plants

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    C T Sulaiman; Indira Balachandran

    2012-01-01

    Plant phenolics and flavonoids have a powerful biological activity, which outlines the necessity of their determination. The phenolics and flavonoids content of 20 medicinal plants were determined in the present investigation. The phenolic content was determined by using Folin-Ciocalteu assay. The total flavonoids were measured spectrophotometrically by using the aluminium chloride colorimetric assay. The results showed that the family Mimosaceae is the richest source of phenolics, (Acacia ni...

  16. Action of nisin and high pH on growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella sp. in pure culture and in the meat of land crab (Ucides cordatus Ação da nisina e do pH elevado sobre a multiplicação de Staphylococcus aureus e Salmonella sp. em cultura pura e em carne de caranguejo-uçá (Ucides cordatus

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    Teresa Cristina S. de Lima Grisi

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of nisin and high pH to inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella sp. in broth culture and when inoculated into meat of land crab. In pure cultures, the growth of S. aureus was bly inhibited by nisin and the growth of Salmonella sp. was inhibited by nisin-EDTA (20 mM. The inhibition of S. aureus lasted for eight hours and Salmonella sp. growth was inhibited throughout the experiment (24 h. The high pH (pH 10.0 and 11.0 with NaHCO3-NaOH buffer was very effective for in vitro inhibition of S. aureus and Salmonella sp. Nisin and high pH, when applied to the contaminated meat, did not yield the same effect. Nisin was not effective in preventing growth of both pathogens in the crab meat, while pH 10.0 showed significant inhibitory effect on Salmonella sp. The results suggest that high pH has a potential as antibacterial agent, and may be useful in chemical preservation of crab meat.O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o potencial de inibição de nisina e o pH elevado em relação à multiplicação de Staphylococcus aureus e Salmonella sp. em culturas puras e inoculadas na carne de caranguejo-uçá. Em culturas puras, a multiplicação de S. aureus foi fortemente inibida por nisina e a de Salmonella sp. por nisina-EDTA (20 mM. A multiplicação de S. aureus foi inibida até 8h de incubação, enquanto que a de Salmonella sp. foi inibida durante todo o experimento (24h. O pH elevado (tampão NaHCO3-NaOH, pH 10 e 11 mostrou-se efetivo na inibição da multiplicação de S. aureus e Salmonella sp. Nisina e o pH elevado aplicados na carne contaminada não apresentaram o mesmo efeito. A nisina não mostrou eficiência na inibição dos patógenos quando inoculados na carne de caranguejo, enquanto que o tampão em pH 10 demonstrou inibição significante sobre a multiplicação de Salmonella sp. Estes resultados sugerem que o pH elevado apresenta um potencial como agente antibacteriano

  17. ARTHROFIBROSIS FOLLOWING TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY

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    Ravi B. Solanki

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Arthrofibrosis following total knee arthroplasty is an uncommon complication defined as less than 80 degrees of knee flexion 6-8 weeks post operatively. It is characterized by abnormal scarring of the joint in which the formation of dense fibrous tissue and tissue metaplasia prevent normal range of motion. Clinical features include limited knee Range of motion with extension deficit, pain with activities of daily living and unusual amount of pain and swelling post operatively in the absence of infection, bleeding or mechanical complications. We present case of 55 years old female who undergone for total knee replacement before 3 months and presented to our department with complain of knee pain and swelling with activities of daily living. She was diagnosed on the basis of clinical examination. Her detailed evaluation was carried out and Physiotherapy treatment was started.

  18. Rehabilitation for total joint arthroplasty.

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    Ritterman, Scott; Rubin, Lee E

    2013-05-01

    Total hip and knee replacement are two of the most common and successful elective surgeries preformed in the United States each year. Preoperative medical preparation and postoperative rehabilitation are equally important to a successful outcome. Physical deconditioning, tobacco use, obesity and medical co-morbidities can adversely affect outcomes and should be addressed before any elective procedure. Formal postoperative therapy is geared towards the specific surgery and is aimed at returning the patient to independent activity.

  19. Edge adaptive directional total variation

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    Hua Zhang

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The directional total variation (DTV model has been proposed very recently for image denoising. However, the DTV model works well when there is just one dominant direction in the image. In this Letter, the authors propose to make the DTV model adaptive to image edge direction so that the proposed model can handle images with several dominant directions. Experiment and comparison show the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  20. Total Monomeric Anthocyanin and Total Flavonoid Content of Processed Purple

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    Potato Florentina Damşa

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available It is well known that processing change physical and chemical composition of foods, thus affecting the content in bioactive substances. Potatoes are almost always consumed after processing (baked, fried or boiled making it critical to understand the effect of such processing techniques on the containing in bioactive compounds. In order to determine the influence of processing on the content of anthocyanin pigments and flavonoids was achieved the extraction of these compounds from boiled and baked purple potato tuber (Albastru-Violet de Galanesti variety. Also, in order to obtain the maximum amount of anthocyanin pigments and flavonoids from processed potatoes was applied ultrasonic extraction (20 kHz and was performed the mathematical modeling (central composite design using SigmaXL software. The total anthocyanins content were determined spectrophotometrically by the pH differential method and the total flavonoids content were determine colorimetric by AlCl3 method. This study proves that the potato processing decreases the content of anthocyanin pigments and flavonoids.

  1. Relación entre la concentración sérica de malondialdehido y el consumo de nutrientes antioxidantes, el estado nutricional y la concentración plasmática de vitamina E, en escolares con valores elevados de LDL. Medellín, 2000

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    Wilmer Soler Terranoya

    2000-02-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las especies reactivas del oxígeno(ERO producen daño en diferentes biomoléculas entre ellas los lípidos, en los cuales el radical hidroxilo induce peroxidación. La peroxidación de los lípidos altera la estructura y funcionalidad de las membranas de las células endoteliales de los vasos sanguíneos y origina la oxidación de las lipoproteinas de alta densidad (LDL, situación que se ha identificado como un riesgo potencial para el desarrollo de enfermedad cardiovascular, especialmente cuando se acompaña de la presencia de valores plasmáticos de LDL elevados. La peroxidación lipídica puede reducirse en la medida en que se interrumpa la reacción en cadena, que genera el radical hidroxilo sobre los ácidos grasos poliinsaturados. Este efecto antioxidante lo posee la vitamina E porque dispone, en su estructura química, de un grupo hidroxi que puede reducir y estabilizar la especie radical. El propósito de esta investigación es correlacionar la peroxidación lipídica con algunos indicadores alimentarios y nutricionales de defensa antioxidante. El objetivo general es comparar entre dos grupos de escolares con LDL elevadas, uno con alta concentración de malondialdehido en suero y otro con concentraciones bajas, los niveles plasmáticos de Vit. E, el estado nutricional y la ingestión dietética de grasa poliinsaturada, carotenos, vitamina C y cinc. Metodología: se realizará un estudio de tipo cross-sectional, con una muestra de 204 escolares entre 6 y 10 años, que tienen concentraciones plasmáticas de LDL superiores a 110 mg/dl. Los estudiantes se seleccionaron por muestreo estratificado según las 16 comunas que tiene la ciudad de Medellín y muestreo por conglomerado constituidos por las escuelas del sector público y las del sector privado. De cada conglomerado y en forma aleatoria se seleccionaron los establecimientos educativos, de los cuales se extrajo la población a estudiar por muestreo aleatorio simple. El

  2. Total light absorption in graphene

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    Thongrattanasiri, Sukosin; de Abajo, F Javier Garcia

    2011-01-01

    We demonstrate that 100% light absorption can take place in a single patterned sheet of doped graphene. General analysis shows that a planar array of small lossy particles exhibits full absorption under critical-coupling conditions provided the cross section of each individual particle is comparable to the area of the lattice unit-cell. Specifically, arrays of doped graphene nanodisks display full absorption when supported on a substrate under total internal reflection, and also when lying on a dielectric layer coating a metal. Our results are relevant for infrared light detectors and sources, which can be made tunable via electrostatic doping of graphene.

  3. The total synthesis of (-)-nitidasin.

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    Hog, Daniel T; Huber, Florian M E; Mayer, Peter; Trauner, Dirk

    2014-08-01

    Nitidasin is a pentacyclic sesterterpenoid with a rare 5-8-6-5 carbon skeleton that was isolated from the Peruvian folk medicine "Hercampuri". It belongs to a small class of sesterterpenoids that feature an isopropyl trans-hydrindane moiety fused to a variety of other ring systems. As a first installment of our general approach toward these natural products, we report the total synthesis of the title compound. Our stereoselective, convergent route involves the addition of a complex alkenyl lithium compound to a trans-hydrindanone, followed by chemoselective epoxidation, ring-closing olefin metathesis, and redox adjustment.

  4. Diverticulosis in total colonic aganglionosis

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    Ivancev, K.; Fork, T.; Haegerstrand, I.; Ivarsson, S.; Kullendorff, C.M.

    Two infants with total colonic aganglionosis (TCA) extending into the distal part of the ileum are described. Considerable diagnostic delay occurred with the correct diagnosis established first at 3 and 8 months, respectively. Radiologic findings compatible with TCA such as prolonged barium retention, reflux into ileum following barium enema, and foreshortening of colon were not clearly evident initially. Both patients demonstrated multiple acquired colon diverticula which increased both in number and size during the period of observation. These diverticula are probably a late manifestation of the spastic state of the anganglionic colon. Thus demonstration of diverticula supplies a strong evidence of TCA in infants with intestinal obstruction. (orig.).

  5. Radiology of total hip replacement

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    Griffiths, H.J.; Lovelock, J.E.; McCollister Evarts, C.; Geyer, D.

    1984-06-01

    The radiology of total hip replacement (THR) and its complications is reviewed in conjunction with a long-term follow-up study on 402 patients with 501 prostheses. The indications, contraindications, biomechanics, and operative management of these patients is discussed. Clinical complications such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and hemorrhage are mentioned. Postoperative infections including granulomatous pseudotumors, dislocations and fractures, true loosening of the prosthesis, and heterotopic bone formation (HBF) are discussed and illustrated. The importance of differentiating the lucent line from true loosening is stressed. Mechanical and other clinical complications which are largely ignored by radiologists are also discussed. The uses of arthrography and bone scanning are included.

  6. First total synthesis of Boehmenan

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    Yamu Xia; Xiaoli Dai; Haixin Liu; Chen Chai

    2014-05-01

    The first total synthesis of dilignan Boehmenan has been achieved. A biomimetic oxidative coupling of the ferulic acid methyl ester in the presence of silver oxide is the crucial step in the synthesis sequence, generating the dihydrobenzofuran skeleton. Hydroxyl group was protected with DHP and reducted with LiAlH4 to afford the intermediate diol. The diol was condensated with the derivative of ferulic acid, then removed the protecting groups, to get Boehmenan. Meanwhile, a study on the ring-opening reaction of the intermediate dihydrobenzofuran neolignan under base conditions was described.

  7. Total eclipses of the sun

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    Zirker, Jack B

    2014-01-01

    Eclipses have captured attention and sparked curiosity about the cosmos since the first appearance of humankind. Having been blamed for everything from natural disasters to the fall of kings, they are now invaluable tools for understanding many celestial as well as terrestrial phenomena. This clear, easy-to-understand guide explains what causes total eclipses and how they can be used in experiments to examine everything from the dust between the planets to general relativity. A new chapter has been added on the eclipse of July 11, 1991 (the great Hawaiian eclipse). Originally published in 19

  8. 'Total IBA' - Where are we?

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    Jeynes, C., E-mail: c.jeynes@surrey.ac.uk [University of Surrey Ion Beam Centre, Guildford (United Kingdom); Bailey, M.J.; Bright, N.J.; Christopher, M.E.; Grime, G.W.; Jones, B.N.; Palitsin, V.V.; Webb, R.P. [University of Surrey Ion Beam Centre, Guildford (United Kingdom)

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    The suite of techniques which are available with the small accelerators used for MeV ion beam analysis (IBA) range from broad beams, microbeams or external beams using the various particle and photon spectrometries (including RBS, EBS, ERD, STIM, PIXE, PIGE, NRA and their variants), to tomography and secondary particle spectrometries like MeV-SIMS. These can potentially yield almost everything there is to know about the 3-D elemental composition of types of samples that have always been hard to analyse, given the sensitivity and the spacial resolution of the techniques used. Molecular and chemical information is available in principle with, respectively, MeV-SIMS and high resolution PIXE. However, these techniques separately give only partial information - the secret of 'Total IBA' is to find synergies between techniques used simultaneously which efficiently give extra information. We here review how far 'Total IBA' can be considered already a reality, and what further needs to be done to realise its full potential.

  9. "Total IBA" - Where are we?

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    Jeynes, C.; Bailey, M. J.; Bright, N. J.; Christopher, M. E.; Grime, G. W.; Jones, B. N.; Palitsin, V. V.; Webb, R. P.

    2012-01-01

    The suite of techniques which are available with the small accelerators used for MeV ion beam analysis (IBA) range from broad beams, microbeams or external beams using the various particle and photon spectrometries (including RBS, EBS, ERD, STIM, PIXE, PIGE, NRA and their variants), to tomography and secondary particle spectrometries like MeV-SIMS. These can potentially yield almost everything there is to know about the 3-D elemental composition of types of samples that have always been hard to analyse, given the sensitivity and the spacial resolution of the techniques used. Molecular and chemical information is available in principle with, respectively, MeV-SIMS and high resolution PIXE. However, these techniques separately give only partial information - the secret of "Total IBA" is to find synergies between techniques used simultaneously which efficiently give extra information. We here review how far "Total IBA" can be considered already a reality, and what further needs to be done to realise its full potential.

  10. Employees in Total Quality Management

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    M. G. Matlhape

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Companies have become very disillusioned with Total Quality Management (TQM as a solution to their quality related problems. Part of the problem has been that companies' expectations from TQM is as a solution to their existing problems rather than as a new philosophy towards creating value for shareholders, employees, and customers. Employee involvement is usually the element in the TQM philosophy that is most difficult to manage. Central to employee participation within the TQM philosophy is teamwork. In the attempt to facilitate total quality management, this article explores specific South African challenges to achieving this. These areaffirmative action and divers ity management skills shortages, training and development low levels of employee well-being. Working with people requires fundamental understanding of the uniqueness of each individual with their own identity and set of preferences. It also requires an understanding of teams and the mechanisms of making a group of individuals work well or poorly together. This will assist managers to realise active participation, quality output from their workers through individualised, and team based motivational processes.

  11. Qualidade total: Um novo paradigma?

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    Suzana da Rosa Tolfo

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Nos últimos anos, o movimento para a implantação da Gestão da Qualidade Total vem crescendo ao redor do mundo. Em razão disso, há uma diversidade de ações realizadas com o nome de "Qualidade Total'. Uma revisão da teoria é complexa, porque existem muitos autores que tratam da questão. Eles escolhem diferentes perspectivas de análises (teóricas e empíricas e há dificuldades em se identificar um corpo conceitual. Há uma ampla difusão de modelos, ferramentas, técnicas, mercado e consultores. Essa popularidade, muitas vezes, faz com que determinadas organizações adotem essa forma de gestão do trabalho sem o conhecimento necessário das implicações que um modelo dessa ordem representa; especialmente no caso brasileiro, suscetível a proposições importadas. O presente artigo propõe um exame daquilo que os fundadores têm articulado sobre TQM, as principais críticas nesta direção e a avaliação de como vem sendo aplicadono nosso país.

  12. Total hip replacement in dancers.

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    Buyls, Inge R A E; Rietveld, A B M Boni; Ourila, Tiia; Emerton, Mark E; Bird, H A

    2013-04-01

    A case report of a professional contemporary dancer who successfully returned to the stage after bilateral total hip replacements (THR) for osteoarthritis is presented, together with her own commentary and a retrospective cohort study of total hip replacements in dancers. In the presented cohort, there were no post-operative dislocations or infections, the original pain had been relieved, rehabilitation was objectively normal and all resumed their dance (teaching) activities. Nevertheless, they were disappointed about the prolonged rehabilitation. Due to their high demands as professional dancers, post-operative expectations were too optimistic in view of the usual quick and favourable results of THR in the older and less physically active, general population. In all dancers with unilateral osteoarthritis, the left hip was involved, which may reflect the tendency to use the left leg as standing leg and be suggestive that strenuous physical activity may lead to osteoarthritis. Better rehabilitation guidelines are needed for dancer patients undergoing THR, especially drawing their attention to realistic post-operative expectations.

  13. TOTAL LAPAROSCOPIC HYSTERECTOMY VERSUS TOTAL ABDOMINAL HYSTERECTOMY: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Hysterectomy is a common gynaecological surgery which can be done by abdominal, vaginal or laparoscopic routes or with robotic assistance. Although there were concerns regarding the safety of laparoscopic surgery, a newer technique when compared with abdominal hysterectomy, it is now being reco gnized as a safe procedure in the hands of an experienced surgeon. AIMS: This study was done to compare the intra - operative and post - operative parameters of abdominal and laparoscopic hysterectomy. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This study was done at JSS Hospital, Mysore between June 2013 and September 2014. It is a retrospective study . MATERIALS AND METHOD S: Patients admitted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at JSS Hospital, JSS University, Mysore, with an indication for total abdominal hysterectomy( TAH or total laparoscopic hysterectomy(TLH for benign pathology from June 2013 to September 2014 were included in the study. Exclusion criteria were suspicion of malignancy, vaginal prolapse higher than first degree and those undergoing laparoscopic assi sted vaginal hysterectomy. Baseline characteristics, intraoperative and postoperative parameters were compared between the two groups. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS : The data were analyzed using independent T test, Chi square test and Mann Whitney test. A p value o f <0 . 05 was accepted as significant. RESULTS: The mean time taken to perform TLH was significantly longer, i.e. 113.46 minutes compared with TAH, i.e. 70.44 minutes, with the p value being <0.0001. But the duration of stay in the hospital was shorter for t he women undergoing TLH, mean duration being 3.74 days as opposed to 7.65 days in women undergoing TAH. This difference was also statistically significant with p value being <0.0001. Also, women undergoing TAH required more analgesic doses (mean 3.29 than those undergoing TLH (mean 1.36 and this difference was also statistically significant. CONCLUSION: Although TLH took a

  14. Total quality management implementation guidelines

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    1993-12-01

    These Guidelines were designed by the Energy Quality Council to help managers and supervisors in the Department of Energy Complex bring Total Quality Management to their organizations. Because the Department is composed of a rich mixture of diverse organizations, each with its own distinctive culture and quality history, these Guidelines are intended to be adapted by users to meet the particular needs of their organizations. For example, for organizations that are well along on their quality journeys and may already have achieved quality results, these Guidelines will provide a consistent methodology and terminology reference to foster their alignment with the overall Energy quality initiative. For organizations that are just beginning their quality journeys, these Guidelines will serve as a startup manual on quality principles applied in the Energy context.

  15. Sociologist in the total institution

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    Krstić Željko

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available On the basis of empirical experience from practical work this paper discusses the real place and role of the sociologist in the prison, as a total institution, where sociologists are employed as educators, along with other professions (psychologists, educationalists, social workers, etc., and usually closely cooperating with lawyers. According to the current work regulations, and on the basis of practice so far, the sociologist can work as classical educator, to be in charge of educational groups of inmates, work in the reception department on assessing incoming inmates, and to organize inmates' leisure time by directing them towards pro-social and creative activities (music, painting, reading, etc.. New reform trends in working with inmates suggest new work methods, such as creative workshops, counselling in the sphere of substance abuse and dependency, or expert teams in working with minors. In the prison, the sociologist is indispensable as a researcher of criminal activities.

  16. Total quality management program planning

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    Thornton, P.T.; Spence, K.

    1994-05-01

    As government funding grows scarce, competition between the national laboratories is increasing dramatically. In this era of tougher competition, there is no for resistance to change. There must instead be a uniform commitment to improving the overall quality of our products (research and technology) and an increased focus on our customers` needs. There has been an ongoing effort to bring the principles of total quality management (TQM) to all Energy Systems employees to help them better prepare for future changes while responding to the pressures on federal budgets. The need exists for instituting a vigorous program of education and training to an understanding of the techniques needed to improve and initiate a change in organizational culture. The TQM facilitator is responsible for educating the work force on the benefits of self-managed work teams, designing a program of instruction for implementation, and thus getting TQM off the ground at the worker and first-line supervisory levels so that the benefits can flow back up. This program plan presents a conceptual model for TQM in the form of a hot air balloon. In this model, there are numerous factors which can individually and collectively impede the progress of TQM within the division and the Laboratory. When these factors are addressed and corrected, the benefits of TQM become more visible. As this occurs, it is hoped that workers and management alike will grasp the ``total quality`` concept as an acceptable agent for change and continual improvement. TQM can then rise to the occasion and take its rightful place as an integral and valid step in the Laboratory`s formula for survival.

  17. Stiffness after total knee arthroplasty.

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    Manrique, Jorge; Gomez, Miguel M; Parvizi, Javad

    2015-04-01

    Stiffness after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) adversely affects outcome and impacts patient function. Various risk factors for stiffness after TKA have been identified, including reduced preoperative knee range of motion, history of prior knee surgery, etiology of arthritis, incorrect positioning or oversizing of components, and incorrect gap balancing. Mechanical and associated causes, such as infection, arthrofibrosis, complex regional pain syndrome, and heterotopic ossification, secondary gain issues have also been identified. Management of stiffness following TKA can be challenging. The condition needs to be assessed and treated in a staged manner. A nonsurgical approach is the first step. Manipulation under anesthesia may be considered within the first 3 months after the index TKA, if physical therapy fails to improve the range of motion. Beyond this point, consideration should be given to surgical intervention such as lysis of adhesions, either arthroscopically or by open arthrotomy. If the cause of stiffness is deemed to be surgical error, such as component malpositioning, revision arthroplasty is indicated. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the various aspects of management of stiffness after TKA.

  18. Asymmetric total synthesis of vindoline.

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    Kato, Daisuke; Sasaki, Yoshikazu; Boger, Dale L

    2010-03-24

    A concise asymmetric total synthesis of (-)-vindoline (1) is detailed based on a tandem intramolecular [4+2]/[3+2] cycloaddition cascade of a 1,3,4-oxadiazole inspired by the natural product structure, in which the tether linking the initiating dienophile and oxadiazole bears a chiral substituent that controls the facial selectivity of the initiating Diels-Alder reaction and sets absolute stereochemistry of the remaining six stereocenters in the cascade cycloadduct. This key reaction introduces three rings and four C-C bonds central to the pentacyclic ring system setting all six stereocenters and introducing essentially all the functionality found in the natural product in a single step. Implementation of the approach also required the development of a unique ring expansion reaction to provide a six-membered ring suitably functionalized for introduction of the Delta (6, 7)-double bond found in the core structure of vindoline and defined our use of a protected hydroxymethyl group as the substituent used to control the stereochemical course of the cycloaddition cascade.

  19. Total joint replacement preadmission programs.

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    Messer, B

    1998-01-01

    Patients begin to formulate their expectations of the postoperative hospitalization during the preadmission program. The challenge is to better understand the factors patients consider when formulating judgments about the quality of preadmission education. For example, it may be that perceptions of the preadmission program are influenced by what patients believe about their postoperative pain and functional abilities. Specific attention needs to be given both preoperatively and postoperatively to instructing patients on realistic expectations for recovery. One other method of measuring patient outcomes is with the Health Status Profile (SF-36) (Response Healthcare Information Management, 1995). The SF-36 approach emphasizes the outcome of medical care as the patient sees it, in addition to a clinical evaluation of successful health care. This form is currently initiated in the physician's office and returned for scanning at the preadmission class. The patient then completes another SF-36 at 6 months and every year thereafter to compare measurable outcomes. Patients intending to have elective total joint replacements experience anxiety and require much support and education. An effective preadmission program is a major investment in a patient's recovery, as well as a unique marketing tool to customers. Preadmission programs can be viewed as an opportunity to enhance customer satisfaction. Preadmission clinics are an excellent means for nurses to improve the quality of patient care through patient education. the overall goal of preadmission testing programs is to ensure patient preparedness while increasing quality health care and overall customer satisfaction. To enhance program effectiveness, health care providers must lead collaborative efforts to improve the efficiency of systems.

  20. Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH): ToxFAQs

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    ... state: This map displays locations where Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) is known to be present. On This ... get more information? ToxFAQs TM for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) ( Hidrocarburos Totales de Petróleo (TPH) ) August 1999 ...

  1. What Is a Total Artificial Heart?

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    ... the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is a Total Artificial Heart? A total artificial heart (TAH) is a device ... outside power source. Normal Heart and CardioWest Total Artificial Heart Figure A shows the normal structure and location ...

  2. Fusion following failed total ankle replacement.

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    Wünschel, Markus; Leichtle, Ulf G; Leichtle, Carmen I; Walter, Christian; Mittag, Falk; Arlt, Eva; Suckel, Andreas

    2013-04-01

    Although mid- to long-term results after total ankle replacement have improved because of available second- and third-generation devices, failure of total ankle replacement is still more common compared with total hip replacement and total knee replacement. The portfolio of available total ankle replacement revision component options is small. Furthermore, the bone stock of the tibiotalar region is scarce making it difficult and in some situations impossible to perform revision total ankle replacement. In these cases tibiotalar and tibiotalocalcaneal fusions are valuable options. This article describes which surgical procedures should be performed depending on the initial situation and gives detailed advice on surgical technique, postoperative care, and clinical results.

  3. Relación entre prevalencia de valores elevados de química sanguínea y presencia de factores psicosociales de riesgo laboral en empleados de la Corporación Nacional de Control de la energía en el periodo 2012

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    Marcelino Ramos, Julia Ana

    2013-01-01

    This work is a descriptive study; the study universe was conformed by the employees of CENACE Corporation; the data collection was made in 2012. These results are covered by blood chemistry parameters: Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, TG. The results of psychosocial polls by using the FPSICO method was also obtained For the analysis of the data it was considered the use of frequencies, percentage and measures of statistical significance like chi squared. Results: Staff working Saturdays s...

  4. Evolution of the total logistics costs concept

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The article considers the evolution stages of the total logistics cost concept; an interrelations of TLC and EOQ models has been analyzed. The author presented analytical approaches to determine a value of total cost, as well as an integral criterion for logistics systems' functioning, based upon package treatment of the total costs value and service level.

  5. Total Productive Maintenance at Paccar INC

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    This paper reports the application of total productive maintenance method at Paccar Inc. truck’s plant in Victoria, Australia. The total productive maintenance method and total productive maintenance house are presented. The global equipment effectiveness is computed and exemplified. The production structure and organising maintenance are presented. Resultas of the variation of global equipment effectiveness and autonomous maintenance in a two weeks period of time are reported.

  6. Total Productive Maintenance at Paccar INC

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    Ştefan Farkas

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports the application of total productive maintenance method at Paccar Inc. truck’s plant in Victoria, Australia. The total productive maintenance method and total productive maintenance house are presented. The global equipment effectiveness is computed and exemplified. The production structure and organising maintenance are presented. Resultas of the variation of global equipment effectiveness and autonomous maintenance in a two weeks period of time are reported.

  7. Wear debris in cemented total hip arthroplasty.

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    Huo, M H; Salvati, E A; Buly, R L

    1991-03-01

    One of the most prevalent clinical problems in long-term follow up of total hip arthroplasty patients is loosening of prosthetic fixation. Factors contributing to mechanical failure of total hip reconstruction are complex and multiple. It has become increasingly apparent that wear debris from the prosthetic components may contribute significantly to this process. The authors summarize some of the current concepts concerning the detrimental effects of metallic debris in total hip arthroplasty.

  8. Total solar eclipse of 3 November 1994

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    Espenak, Fred; Anderson, Jay

    1993-01-01

    A total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from the southern half of the Western Hemisphere on 3 November 1994. The path of the Moon's shadow passes through Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Brazil. Detailed predictions for this event are presented and include tables of geographic coordinates of the path of totality, local circumstances for hundreds of cities, maps of the path of total and partial eclipse, weather prospects, and the lunar limb profile.

  9. Generalized gravitational entropy from total derivative action

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    Dong, Xi; Miao, Rong-Xin

    2015-12-01

    We investigate the generalized gravitational entropy from total derivative terms in the gravitational action. Following the method of Lewkowycz and Maldacena, we find that the generalized gravitational entropy from total derivatives vanishes. We compare our results with the work of Astaneh, Patrushev, and Solodukhin. We find that if total derivatives produced nonzero entropy, the holographic and the field-theoretic universal terms of entanglement entropy would not match. Furthermore, the second law of thermodynamics could be violated if the entropy of total derivatives did not vanish.

  10. Generalized Gravitational Entropy from Total Derivative Action

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    Dong, Xi

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the generalized gravitational entropy from total derivative terms in the gravitational action. Following the method of Lewkowycz and Maldacena, we find that the generalized gravitational entropy from total derivatives vanishes. We compare our results with the work of Astaneh, Patrushev, and Solodukhin. We find that if total derivatives produced nonzero entropy, the holographic and the field-theoretic universal terms of entanglement entropy would not match. Furthermore, the second law of thermodynamics could be violated if the entropy of total derivatives did not vanish.

  11. Total Formulates Aggressive Plan in China

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    2006-01-01

    @@ The world's fourth largest oil company Total is expanding its business in China's oil and gas exploration and production sector. Charles Mattenet, Total's senior vice president for Asia and the Far East, recently said in an interview with the news media that his company plans to start exploring in north China's Ordos Basin next year with its partner PetroChina. Total expects to invest60 million to 80 million U.S. dollars in its China project between 2007 and 2008, amounting for nearly 5 to 6percent of Total's worldwide budget for exploration and production.

  12. Total cardiovascular disease risk assessment: a review.

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    Cooney, Marie Therese

    2011-09-01

    The high risk strategy for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) requires an assessment of an individual\\'s total CVD risk so that the most intensive risk factor management can be directed towards those at highest risk. Here we review developments in the assessment and estimation of total CVD risk.

  13. Sexuality after total vs. subtotal hysterectomy

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    Zobbe, Vibeke Bahn; Gimbel, Helga Margrethe Elisabeth; Andersen, Birthe Margrethe;

    2004-01-01

    The effect of hysterectomy on sexuality is not fully elucidated and until recently total and subtotal hysterectomies have only been compared in observational studies.......The effect of hysterectomy on sexuality is not fully elucidated and until recently total and subtotal hysterectomies have only been compared in observational studies....

  14. EVALUATION OF TOTAL ORGANIC EMISSIONS ANALYSIS METHODS

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    The rationale and supporting experimental data for revising EPA's 1996 "Guidance for Total Organics" are summarized in this document. It reports the results of reseach and investigation of improvements to the Total Organic Emissions (TOE) guidance used by EPA to measure recovera...

  15. Airway Complications of Total Artificial Heart.

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    Pathak, Vikas; Donovan, Colin; Malhotra, Rajiv

    2017-02-01

    The total artificial heart is the mechanical device which is used as a bridge to the heart transplant in patients with biventricular failure. Due to the mechanical nature of the device, patients receiving total artificial heart (TAH) require to be on anticoagulation therapy. Hemorrhage and coagulopathy are few of the known complications of TAH.

  16. Total`s LNG activities from Algeria to Yemen; Total et le GNL de l`Algerie au Yemen

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    Vedrenne, J.P. [Compagnie de Raffinage et de Distribution TOTAL France, 75 - Paris (France)

    1997-05-01

    In March 1995, further to an international tender, Total was awarded the leadership of the first LNG project in Yemen. On January 1997 Total announced the extension of the share-holding of the Yemen LNG Co. to include the companies with interests in the Marib area (Hunt-Exxon-Yukong). The Marib area will supply the gas to the future liquefaction plant. The ratification of these agreements confirms the role of Total as lead shareholder with 36% in the share-holding structure and guarantees gas supply from the Marib licence, operated by Hunt-Exxon. (author).

  17. Totally optimal decision trees for Boolean functions

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    2016-07-28

    We study decision trees which are totally optimal relative to different sets of complexity parameters for Boolean functions. A totally optimal tree is an optimal tree relative to each parameter from the set simultaneously. We consider the parameters characterizing both time (in the worst- and average-case) and space complexity of decision trees, i.e., depth, total path length (average depth), and number of nodes. We have created tools based on extensions of dynamic programming to study totally optimal trees. These tools are applicable to both exact and approximate decision trees, and allow us to make multi-stage optimization of decision trees relative to different parameters and to count the number of optimal trees. Based on the experimental results we have formulated the following hypotheses (and subsequently proved): for almost all Boolean functions there exist totally optimal decision trees (i) relative to the depth and number of nodes, and (ii) relative to the depth and average depth.

  18. 'Total disability' and the wrongness of killing.

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    Omelianchuk, Adam

    2015-08-01

    Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Franklin G Miller recently argued that the wrongness of killing is best explained by the harm that comes to the victim, and that 'total disability' best explains the nature of this harm. Hence, killing patients who are already totally disabled is not wrong. I maintain that their notion of total disability is ambiguous and that they beg the question with respect to whether there are abilities left over that remain relevant for the goods of personhood and human worth. If these goods remain, then something more is lost in death than in 'total disability,' and their explanation of what makes killing wrong comes up short. But if total disability is equivalent with death, then their argument is an interesting one.

  19. Perfil demográfico e epidemiológico dos usuários de medicamentos de alto custo no Sistema Único de Saúde Perfil demográfico y epidemiológico de los usuarios de medicamentos de costo elevado en el Sistema Único de Salud Epidemiological profile of high cost medicines users in the Brazilian Health System

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    Francisco de Assis Acurcio

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O Programa de Medicamentos Excepcionais, do Ministério da Saúde, provê, ao tratamento de doenças, medicamentos de alto valor unitário, ou que, em caso de uso crônico ou prolongado, configurem um tratamento de custo elevado. Com o objetivo de descrever o perfil demográfico e epidemiológico dos pacientes atendidos pelo programa, realizou-se um relacionamento probabilístico-determinístico de dados provenientes de registros do Datasus: Autorizações de Procedimentos de Alta Complexidade/Alto Custo (Apac/SIA e Sistema de Informação sobre Mortalidade (SIM. A coorte formada pelo pareamento das bases de dados identificou 611.419 indivíduos que iniciaram o tratamento no período de 2000-2004. As análises foram desagregadas por sexo, região de residência, diagnósticos e medicamentos mais utilizados. A construção desta coorte histórica propiciou a descrição das características demográficas, epidemiológicas e de utilização de medicamentos dos usuários do programa. Além disso, o banco de dados gerado viabiliza uma série de análises específicas por doenças, que podem contribuir para avaliações de efetividade e eficiência de alternativas terapêuticas constantes nos protocolos clínicos, com o objetivo de fornecer subsídios aos tomadores de decisão no que tange ao planejamento das ações e oferta de medicamentos de alto custo pelo SUS.El Programa de Medicamentos Excepcionales del Ministerio de Salud tiene como objetivo satisfacer la demanda de medicamentos de alto valor unitario, o de aquellos empleados en enfermedades crónicas que impliquen un tratamiento de costo elevado. Con el objetivo de describir el perfil demográfico y epidemiológico de los pacientes incluidos en el programa, se realizó una vinculación probabilística-determinística de datos provenientes de registros del DATASUS (Banco de Datos del Sistema Único de Salud: Autorizaciones de Procedimientos de Alta Complejidad/Alto Costo (Apac/SIA y Sistema de

  20. Single-Incision Laparoscopic Total Colectomy

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    Ojo, Oluwatosin J.; Carne, David; Guyton, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    Background and Objectives: To present our experience with a single-incision laparoscopic total colectomy, along with a literature review of all published cases on single-incision laparoscopic total colectomy. Methods: A total of 22 cases were published between 2010 and 2011, with our patient being case 23. These procedures were performed in the United States and United Kingdom. Surgical procedures included total colectomy with end ileostomy, proctocolectomy with ileorectal anastomosis, and total proctocolectomy with ileopouch-anal anastomosis. Intraoperative and postoperative data are analyzed. Results: Twenty-two of the 23 cases were performed for benign cases including Crohns, ulcerative colitis, and familial adenomatous polyposis. One case was performed for adenocarcinoma of the cecum. The mean age was 35.3 years (range, 13 to 64), the mean body mass index was 20.1 (range, 19 to 25), mean operative time was 175.9 minutes (range, 139 to 216), mean blood loss was 95.3mL (range, 59 to 200), mean incision length was 2.61cm (range, 2 to 3). Average follow-up was 4.6 months with 2 reported complications. Conclusions: Single-incision laparoscopic total colectomy is feasible and safe in the hands of an experienced surgeon. It has been performed for both benign and malignant cases. It is comparable to the conventional multi-port laparoscopic total colectomy. PMID:22906326

  1. Total dominator chromatic number of a graph

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    Adel P. Kazemi

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Given a graph $G$, the total dominator coloring problem seeks a proper coloring of $G$ with the additional property that every vertex in the graph is adjacent to all vertices of a color class. We seek to minimize the number of color classes. We initiate to study this problem on several classes of graphs, as well as finding general bounds and characterizations. We also compare the total dominator chromatic number of a graph with the chromatic number and the total domination number of it.

  2. Dislocation following revision total hip arthroplasty.

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    Gioe, Terence J

    2002-04-01

    Dislocation is a relatively common complication following revision total hip arthroplasty. Risk factors include surgical approach, gender, underlying diagnosis, comorbidities, surgical experience, and previous surgery; for later dislocations, risk factors include wear/deformation of polyethylene, trauma, and decreased muscle strength. Prevention and precaution are the watchwords for dislocations following revision total hip arthroplasty. For dislocations that do occur, treatment rests first on identifying the source of instability. Most dislocations can be managed by closed reduction. Constrained components may increase success rates, but only for appropriate indications. Prevention and treatment of dislocations following revision total hip arthroplasty are discussed in this article.

  3. The total bondage number of grid graphs

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    Hu, Fu-Tao; Xu, Jun-Ming

    2011-01-01

    The total domination number of a graph $G$ without isolated vertices is the minimum number of vertices that dominate all vertices in $G$. The total bondage number $b_t(G)$ of $G$ is the minimum number of edges whose removal enlarges the total domination number. This paper considers grid graphs. An $(n,m)$-grid graph $G_{n,m}$ is defined as the cartesian product of two paths $P_n$ and $P_m$. This paper determines the exact values of $b_t(G_{n,2})$ and $b_t(G_{n,3})$, and establishes some upper bounds of $b_t(G_{n,4})$.

  4. Total solar eclipse of 1995 October 24

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    Espenak, Fred; Anderson, Jay

    1994-01-01

    A total eclipse of the sun will be visible from Asia and the Pacific Ocean on 24 Oct. 1995. The path of the moon's shadow begins in the Middle East and sweeps across India, Southeast Asia, and the waters of the Indonesian archipelago before ending at sunset in the Pacific. Detailed predictions for this event are presented and include besselian elements, geographic coordinates of the path of totality, physical ephemeris of the umbra, topocentric limb profile corrections, local circumstances for 400 cities, maps of the eclipse path, weather prospects, the lunar limb profile, and the sky during totality.

  5. Total ankle replacement - surgical treatment and rehabilitation.

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    Prusinowska, Agnieszka; Krogulec, Zbigniew; Turski, Piotr; Przepiórski, Emil; Małdyk, Paweł; Księżopolska-Orłowska, Krystyna

    2015-01-01

    Functions of the ankle joint are closely connected with the gait and ability to maintain an upright position. Degenerative lesions of the joint directly contribute to postural disorders and greatly restrict propulsion of the foot, thus leading to abnormal gait. Development of total ankle replacement is connected with the use of the method as an efficient treatment of joint injuries and continuation of achievements in hip and knee surgery. The total ankle replacement technique was introduced as an alternative to arthrodesis, i.e. surgical fixation, which made it possible to preserve joint mobility and to improve gait. Total ankle replacement is indicated in post-traumatic degenerative joint disease and joint destruction secondary to rheumatoid arthritis. In this paper, total ankle replacement and various types of currently used endoprostheses are discussed. The authors also describe principles of early postoperative rehabilitation as well as rehabilitation in the outpatient setting.

  6. TOTAL REWARDS MODEL IN ROMANIAN COMPANIES

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    Elena-Sabina HODOR

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Total Rewards Management is a subject of major importance for companies, because, by using models for this, firms can achieve their objectives of high performance. In order to analyse a validated total rewards model in Romanian Accounting and Consulting Companies, it is used The WorldatWork Total Rewards Model, which depict what contributes to applicant attraction and employee motivation and retention. Thus, the methodology of the previous survey is adjusted to the local context. The conclusions for the methodological aspects illustrate that the present research involves three strategic steps in order to achieve the objectives presented: the analysis of organizational environment of the companies from the sample, checking if Total Rewards Model proposed in the previous research is applicable for the same romanian companies from the previous survey, the analysing of the differences between results, and, if necessary, the adaptation of the model for Romania.

  7. Total Solar Eclipse--A Caribbean Adventure.

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    Green, Steven; Tunstall, Louisa; Tunstall, Neil

    1999-01-01

    Describes the experiences of two high school students who traveled to the Caribbean island of Curacao to view a total solar eclipse and prepare methods for teaching classmates about the eclipse the following school year. (Author/WRM)

  8. US-Total Electron Content Product (USTEC)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The US Total Electron Content (US-TEC) product is designed to specify TEC over the Continental US (CONUS) in near real-time. The product uses a Kalman Filter data...

  9. Practical considerations for permanent total enclosures

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    Worrall, M. [Amcec Adsorption Systems, Schaumburg, IL (United States)

    1997-12-31

    This paper considers some of the practical consideration of Permanent Total Enclosures (PTEs) for gravure printing facilities. In particular the dispersion of fugitive losses from the presses by thermal air currents generated by heat from the press dryers.

  10. The First Total Synthesis of Isoliquiritin

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    2002-01-01

    A first total synthesis of isoliquiritin was accomplished starting from p-hydroxy- benzaldehyde and 2,4-dihydroxyacetylphenone. The key step is condensation reaction. In synthetic process need not protect the hydroxy group of reacting substance.

  11. A Convergent Total Synthesis of Methoxatin

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    Hendrickson, James B.; Vries, Johannes G. de

    1982-01-01

    We report a convergent total synthesis of the coenzyme methoxatin (1) by linking a pyrrole subunit with an uvitonic acid derivative and oxidative photocyclization to a deoxymethoxatin triester, followed by seven refunctionalization steps to 1.

  12. ROE Total Nitrogen Deposition 1989-1991

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This dataset identifies the amount of wet, dry, and total deposition of nitrogen in kilograms per hectare from 1989 to 1991 at a set of point locations across the...

  13. ROE Total Sulfur Deposition 1989-1991

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This dataset identifies the amount of wet, dry, and total deposition of sulfur in kilograms per hectare from 1989 to 1991 at a set of point locations across the...

  14. ROE Total Nitrogen Deposition 2011-2013

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This dataset identifies the amount of wet, dry, and total deposition of nitrogen in kilograms per hectare from 2011 to 2013 at a set of point locations across the...

  15. ROE Total Sulfur Deposition 2011-2013

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This dataset identifies the amount of wet, dry, and total deposition of sulfur in kilograms per hectare from 2011 to 2013 at a set of point locations across the...

  16. NESDIS Blended Total Precipitable Water (TPW) Products

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The blended Total Precipitable Water (TPW) product is derived from multiple sensors/satellites. The Percentage of TPW normal (PCT), or TPW anomaly, shows the...

  17. Total Quality Management: A Selected Bibliography

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    1993-03-01

    Quality Institute. INTRODUCTION TO TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, by Frank L. Lewis and others. Washington: May 1991. 34pp...1993, pp. 26-29. Schermerhorn , Michele. "High-Performance Work Teams: Another Management Fad?" QUALITY DIGEST, Vol. 11, October 1991, pp. 37-52...58pp. (TS156 H59 1991) US Office of Personnel Management . Federal Quality Institute. INTRODUCTION TO TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN THE FEDERAL

  18. Photoproduction total cross section and shower development

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    Cornet, F; Grau, A; Pancheri, G; Sciutto, S J

    2015-01-01

    The total photoproduction cross section at ultra-high energies is obtained using a model based on QCD minijets and soft-gluon resummation and the ansatz that infrared gluons limit the rise of total cross sections. This cross section is introduced into the Monte Carlo system AIRES to simulate extended air-showers initiated by cosmic ray photons. The impact of the new photoproduction cross section on common shower observables, especially those related to muon production, is compared with previous results.

  19. [Treatment of infected total hip endoprostheses].

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    Zilkens, K W; Forst, R; Casser, H R

    1989-07-01

    In total hip arthroplasty the most serious complication besides aseptic loosening is infection. The results observed in 42 cases of infected hip arthroplasties are presented. In contrast to early superficial infection, deep infection following total hip replacement is difficult to treat. Depending on the general condition of the patient, a well-defined, adequate treatment is required. In patients at vital risk the provocation of a permanent fistula can be recommended as an alternative method in preference to revision arthroplasty.

  20. Olive oil-diet improves the simvastatin effects with respect to sunflower oil-diet in men with increased cardiovascular risk: A preliminary study Las dietas conteniendo aceite de oliva mejoran los efectos de simvastatina respecto a dietas con aceite de girasol en hombres con riesgo cardiovascular elevado: Estudio preliminar

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    F. J. Sánchez-Muniz

    2009-06-01

    órico de la grasa (P = 0,019 y de los AGM (P < 0,001 fue mayor en el grupo que consumía aceite de oliva, mientras que el de AGP (P = 0,001 y alcohol (P = 0,005 fue menor. El cociente colesterol/HDL-colesterol y el riesgo cardiovascular disminuyeron más (P<0.05 en los pacientes consumiendo aceite de oliva. Después de ajustar para IMC y para ingesta caló y de alcohol, el colesterol total y los ratios colesterol/HDL-colesterol y LDL-colesterol/HDL-colesterol y el riesgo cardiovascular ATP-III disminuyeron significativamente más (P < 0,05 en el grupo de aceite de oliva. Conclusiones: Los resultados sugieren que aunque Simvastatina es un fármaco hipolipemiante muy efectivo, la inclusión de aceite de oliva, frente a aceite de girasol, mejora dicho efecto en pacientes con alto riesgo cardiovascular.

  1. Total OH reactivity emissions from Norway spruce

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    Nölscher, Anke; Bourtsoukidis, Efstratios; Bonn, Boris; Kesselmeier, Jürgen; Lelieveld, Jos; Williams, Jonathan

    2013-04-01

    Forest emissions represent a strong potential sink for the main tropospheric oxidant, the hydroxyl radical (OH). In forested environments, the comparison of the directly determined overall sink of OH radicals, the total OH reactivity, and the individually measured OH sink compounds often exposes a significant gap. This "missing" OH reactivity can be high and influenced by both direct biogenic emissions and secondary photo-oxidation products. To investigate the source of the missing OH sinks in forests, total OH reactivity emission rates were determined for the first time from a Norway spruce (Picea abies) throughout spring, summer and autumn 2011. The total OH reactivity was measured inside a branch enclosure using the Comparative Reactivity Method (CRM) with a Proton Transfer Reaction-Mass Spectrometer (PTR-MS) as the detector. In parallel, separate volatile organic compounds (VOC) emission rates were monitored by a second PTR-MS, including the signal of isoprene, acetaldehyde, total monoterpenes and total sesquiterpenes. The comparison of known and PTR-MS detected OH sink compounds and the directly measured total OH reactivity emitted from Norway spruce revealed unmeasured and possibly unknown primary biogenic emissions. These were found to be highest in late summer during daytime coincident with highest temperatures and ozone levels.

  2. Totally semi-continuous and semi totally-continuous functions in double fuzzy topological spaces

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    Mahmood Mohammed, Fatimah; Md Noorani, Mohd Salmi; Salleh, Abdul Razak

    2013-04-01

    The aim of this paper is to introduce new classes of functions called totally-continuous functions and its variants totally semi-continuous functions and semi totally-continuous functions in double fuzzy topological spaces. Their characterizations, examples and relationship with other notions of continuous functions in this space are provided.

  3. Total lymphoid irradiation of intractable rheumatoid arthritis

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    Herbst, M.; Fritz, H.; Sauer, R.

    1986-12-01

    Eleven patients with intractable rheumatoid arthritis were treated with fractionated total lymphoid irradiation, (total dose 20 Gy). Lasting improvement in clinical symptoms was found in four patients during treatment and the remaining patients experienced similar benefit within 2 months of irradiation. There was marked reduction in exacerbations and number of joints involved. Morning stiffness, joint swelling and tenderness decreased. Complications included severe fatigue during treatment and acute bacterial arthritis in multiple joints in one patient. Four patients have since died, one of renal failure, another of cardiogenic shock following surgery 3 and 24 months after total lymphoid irradiation. Both had generalised amyloidosis. The third patient developed joint empyema and died of toxic cardiac failure. The fourth died 3 months after resection of a Kaposi's sarcoma complicated by wound infection which responded to treatment. Immunologically, total lymphoid irradiation resulted in suppression of the absolute lymphocyte count and reduction in T-helper cells, the number of T-suppressor cells remaining unchanged. These data provide evidence of T-cell involvement in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. Total lymphoid irradiation can induce sustained improvement in clinical disease activity, but severe, possibly fatal, side-effects cannot be ignored.

  4. Totally implantable catheter embolism: two related cases

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    Rodrigo Chaves Ribeiro

    Full Text Available CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Long-term totally implantable catheters (e.g. Port-a-Cath® are frequently used for long-term venous access in children with cancer. The use of this type of catheter is associated with complications such as infection, extrusion, extravasation and thrombosis. Embolism of catheter fragments is a rare complication, but has potential for morbidity. The aim here was to report on two cases in which embolism of fragments of a long-term totally implantable catheter occurred. DESIGN AND SETTING: Case series study at Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual, São Paulo. METHODS: Retrospective review of catheter embolism in oncological pediatric patients with long-term totally implantable catheters. RESULTS: The first patient was a 3-year-old girl diagnosed with stage IV Wilms' tumor. Treatment was started with the introduction of a totally implantable catheter through the subclavian vein. At the time of removal, it was realized that the catheter had fractured inside the heart. An endovascular procedure was necessary to remove the fragment. The second case was a boy diagnosed with stage II Wilms' tumor at the age of two years. At the time of removal, it was noticed that the catheter had disconnected from the reservoir and an endovascular procedure was also necessary to remove the embolized catheter. CONCLUSION: Embolism of fragments of totally implantable catheters is a rare complication that needs to be recognized even in asymptomatic patients.

  5. Solution to causality paradox upon total reflection

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    LIU Xiang-min; CAO Zhuang-qi; ZHU Peng-fei; SHEN Qi-shun

    2006-01-01

    A dispute about the existence of an additional time (named as the Goos-H(a)nchen time) associated with the Goos-H(a)nchen shift in total reflection has recently arisen.At the same time,an inconsistency between the optical ray model and the electromagnetic theory also appears in the optical planar waveguide.By analyzing light propagation in an optical planar waveguide with both the zigzag-ray model and the electromagnetic theory,this paper shows that the Goos-H(a)nchen time really exists,and the total time delay upon total reflection upon an ideal nonabsorbing plasma mirror is the sum of the group-delay time and the Goos-H(a)nchen time.The causality paradox of total reflection of a TM wave upon an ideal nonabsorbing plasma mirror is also solved taking into consideration the negative Goos-H(a)nchen shift.Finally,the expression of the group velocity of the guided mode in optical planar waveguide was obtained,which clearly shows that the time delay upon total reflection is the sum of the group-delay time and the Goos-H(a)nchen time at given any time.

  6. Synchronous pyoderma gangrenosum and inflammatory bowel disease, healing after total proctocolectomy Pioderma gangrenoso associado a doença inflamatória intestinal, com resolução após proctocolectomia total

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    Pedro Andrade

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available We present a female patient observed with painful violaceous plaques with central bullae and pustules on the lower limbs, rapidly transformed into ulcers, associated with bloody diarrhea, recurrent oral erosions and hyperthermia in the previous 3 months. Cutaneous biopsy was consistent with pyoderma gangrenosum, and intestinal diagnostic procedures revealed a non-classifiable inflammatory bowel disease with high x-ANCA titers. Soon after admission the patient was submitted to total proctocolectomy following colonic perforation. Complete ulcer healing occurred three months after surgery, without recurrence. Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare dermatosis frequently associated with inflammatory bowel disease. This case is particularly interesting for the synchronic clinical presentation of cutaneous and intestinal diseases, but also for the prompt regression of the former after total proctocolectomy.Apresentamos uma paciente do sexo feminino observada com múltiplas placas violáceas dolorosas dos membros inferiores, com bolhas e pústulas evoluindo rapidamente para lesões ulceradas, surgindo no contexto de diarreia sanguinolenta, erosões orais recorrentes e febre com três meses de evolução. A biópsia cutânea foi compatível com pioderma gangrenoso; o estudo complementar revelou doença inflamatória intestinal inclassificável com títulos elevados de x-ANCA. Após perfuração cólica, a doente foi submetida a proctocolectomia total, com rápida cicatrização das lesões cutâneas ulceradas em três meses, sem recorrência. O pioderma gangrenoso é uma dermatose rara frequentemente associada a doença inflamatória intestinal. É interessante verificar neste caso a apresentação clínica sincrónica das doenças cutânea e intestinal, bem como a rápida resolução da primeira após proctocolectomia total.

  7. Heterotopic bone formation following total shoulder arthroplasty

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    Kjaersgaard-Andersen, P.; Frich, Lars Henrik; Sjøbjerg, J.O.

    1989-01-01

    The incidence and location of heterotopic bone formation following total shoulder arthroplasty were evaluated in 58 Neer Mark-II total shoulder replacements. One year after surgery, 45% had developed some ectopic ossification. In six shoulders (10%) the ossifications roentgenographically bridged...... the glenohumeral and/or the glenoacromial space. There was no correlation between shoulder pain and the development of ossification. Shoulders with grade III heterotopic bone formation had a limited range of active elevation compared with shoulders without or with only a milder lesion. Men and patients...... with osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint were significantly disposed to the development of heterotopic bone. Heterotopic bone formation following total shoulder arthroplasty is frequent, but disabling heterotopic ossifications seem to be rare....

  8. Total Solar Eclipse of 2008 August 01

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    Espenak, F.; Anderson, J.

    2007-01-01

    On 2008 August 01, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses half the Earth. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in northern Canada and extends across Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia, and China. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes northeastern North America, most of Europe and Asia. Detailed predictions for this event are presented and include besselian elements, geographic coordinates of the path of totality, physical ephemeris of the umbra, topocentric limb profile corrections, local circumstances for 308 cities, maps of the eclipse path, weather prospects, the lunar limb profile and the sky during totality. Information on safe eclipse viewing and eclipse photography is included.

  9. Total Solar Eclipse of 2006 March 29

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    Espenak, F.; Anderson, J.

    2004-01-01

    On 2006 March 29, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor which traverses half the Earth. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in Brazil and extends across the Atlantic, northern Africa, and central Asia where it ends at sunset in western Mongolia. A partial eclipse will be seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes the northern two thirds of Africa, Europe, and central Asia.Detailed predictions for this event are presented and include besselian elements, geographic coordinates of the path of totality, physical ephemeris of the umbra, topocentric limb profile corrections, local circumstances for approximately 350 cities, maps of the eclipse path, weather prospects, the lunar limb profile, and the sky during totality. Information on safe eclipse viewing and eclipse photography is included.

  10. Totally Corrective Boosting for Regularized Risk Minimization

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    Shen, Chunhua; Barnes, Nick

    2010-01-01

    Consideration of the primal and dual problems together leads to important new insights into the characteristics of boosting algorithms. In this work, we propose a general framework that can be used to design new boosting algorithms. A wide variety of machine learning problems essentially minimize a regularized risk functional. We show that the proposed boosting framework, termed CGBoost, can accommodate various loss functions and different regularizers in a totally-corrective optimization fashion. We show that, by solving the primal rather than the dual, a large body of totally-corrective boosting algorithms can actually be efficiently solved and no sophisticated convex optimization solvers are needed. We also demonstrate that some boosting algorithms like AdaBoost can be interpreted in our framework--even their optimization is not totally corrective. We empirically show that various boosting algorithms based on the proposed framework perform similarly on the UCIrvine machine learning datasets [1] that we hav...

  11. Noise measurement in total knee arthroplasty

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    Lukas A Holzer

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Few studies have been performed to analyze noise levels produced by various surgical instruments in the operating room (OR. The highest levels of noise that have been described were due to instruments used for total knee arthroplasty (TKA. These high levels of noise might be a potential health hazard for patients and medical staff. Therefore, we aimed to measure noise levels of current instruments that are widely used worldwide. During a conventional primary TKA the levels of noise in the OR were measured using a Class 1 integrating-averaging sound level meter. The highest A-weighted equivalent level was produced when using a hammer during the implantation of the femoral and tibial components with 90.2 dBA. In total surgical instruments were used for about 10% of the total time of surgery. Noise exposure due to instrument use during TKA does not seem to be a potential health hazard for medical staff or patients.

  12. Severe Heterotopic Ossification following Total Knee Replacement

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    Alexander L. Dodds

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Although the incidence of minor heterotopic ossification is probably higher than what is usually expected, severe heterotopic ossification (HO is an extremely rare event following total knee replacement surgery. We present the case of a 66-year-old woman who initially had achieved an excellent range of motion following bilateral uncemented rotating platform total knee replacement, before presenting with pain and loss of range of motion at 2 months after surgery. Severe HO was diagnosed on X-rays. Treatment consisted of nonoperative measures only, including physiotherapy with hydrotherapy and anti-inflammatories. She eventually regained her range of motion when seen at 8 months after operation. This case illustrates that nonoperative treatment without the use of radiotherapy or surgery can be used to safely resolve stiffness caused by HO after total knee replacement.

  13. Primary total hip arthroplasty for acetabular fracture

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    WANG Zi-ming; SUN Hong-zhen; WANG Ai-min; DU Quan-yin; WU Siyu; ZHAO Yu-feng; TANG Ying

    2006-01-01

    Objective: To explore the operative indications and operative methods of primary total hip arthroplasty for acetabular fracture and to observe the clinical curative effect.Methods: We retrospectively summarized and analyzed the traumatic conditions, fracture types, complications,operative time, operative techniques, and short-term curative effect of 11 patients( 10 males and 1 female, with a mean age of 42. 4 years ) with acetabular fracture who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty.Results: The patients were followed up for 6-45 months ( mean = 28 months). Their average Harris score of postoperative hip joint was 78.Conclusion: Under strict mastery of indications,patients with acetabular fracture may undergo primary total hip arthroplasty, but stable acetabular components should be made.

  14. Total Solar Eclipse of 1997 March 9

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    Espenak, Fred; Anderson, Jay

    1995-01-01

    A total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from Asia and the Pacific Ocean on 1997 March 9. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in eastern Kazakhstan and travels through Mongolia and eastern Siberia, where it swings northward to end at sunset in the Arctic Ocean. A partial eclipse will be seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes eastern Asia, the northern Pacific, and the northwest corner of North America. Detailed predictions for this event are presented and include besselian elements, geographic coordinates of the path of totality, physical ephemeris of the umbra, topocentric limb profile corrections, local circumstances for 280 cities, maps of the eclipse path, weather prospects, the lunar limb profile, and the sky during totality. Tips and suggestions are also given on how to safely view and photograph the eclipse.

  15. Total Solar Eclipse of 2001 June 21

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    Espenak, Fred; Anderson, Jay

    1999-01-01

    On 2001 June 21, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor which traverses the Southern Hemisphere. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in the South Atlantic, crosses southern Africa and Madagascar, and ends at sunset in the Indian Ocean. A partial eclipse will be seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes eastern South America and the southern two thirds of Africa. Detailed predictions for this event are presented and include besselian elements, geographic coordinates of the path of totality, physical ephemeris of the umbra, topocentric limb profile corrections, local circumstances for approximately 350 cities, maps of the eclipse path, weather prospects, the lunar limb profile and the sky during totality. Tips and suggestions are also given on how to safely view and photograph the eclipse.

  16. Total Solar Eclipse of 2002 December 04

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    Espenak, Fred; Anderson, Jay

    2001-01-01

    On 2002 December 04, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor which traverses the Southern Hemisphere. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in the South Atlantic, crosses southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, and ends at sunset in southern Australia. A partial eclipse will be seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes the southern two thirds of Africa, Antarctica, Indian Ocean and Australia. Detailed predictions for this event are presented and include besselian elements, geographic coordinates of the path of totality, physical ephemeris of the umbra, topocentric limb profile corrections, local circumstances for approximately 400 cities, maps of the eclipse path, weather prospects, the lunar limb profile and the sky during totality. Information on safe eclipse viewing and eclipse photography is included.

  17. Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 August 11

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    Espenak, Fred; Anderson, Jay

    1997-01-01

    On 1999 August 11, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor which traverses the Eastern Hemisphere. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in the Atlantic and crosses central Europe, the Middle East, and India, where it ends at sunset in the Bay of Bengal. A partial eclipse will be seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes northeastern North America, all of Europe, northern Africa, and the western half of Asia. Detailed predictions for this event are presented and include besselian elements, geographic coordinates of the path of totality, physical ephemeris of the umbra, topocentric limb profile corrections, local circumstances for approximately 1400 cities, maps of the eclipse path, weather prospects, the lunar limb profile, and the sky during totality. Tips and suggestions are also given on how to safely view and photograph the eclipse.

  18. Total internal reflection ellipsometry: principles and applications.

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    Arwin, Hans; Poksinski, Michal; Johansen, Knut

    2004-05-20

    A concept for a measurement technique based on ellipsometry in conditions of total internal reflection is presented. When combined with surface plasmon resonance (SPR) effects, this technique becomes powerful for monitoring and analyzing adsorption and desorption on thin semitransparent metal films as well as for analyzing the semitransparent films themselves. We call this technique total internal reflection ellipsometry (TIRE). The theory of ellipsometry under total internal reflection combined with SPR is discussed for some simple cases. For more advanced cases and to prove the concept, simulations are performed with the Fresnel formalism. The use of TIRE is exemplified by applications in protein adsorption, corrosion monitoring, and adsorption from opaque liquids on metal surfaces. Simulations and experiments show greatly enhanced thin-film sensitivity compared with ordinary ellipsometry.

  19. Chambolle's Projection Algorithm for Total Variation Denoising

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    Joan Duran

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Denoising is the problem of removing the inherent noise from an image. The standard noise model is additive white Gaussian noise, where the observed image f is related to the underlying true image u by the degradation model f=u+n, and n is supposed to be at each pixel independently and identically distributed as a zero-mean Gaussian random variable. Since this is an ill-posed problem, Rudin, Osher and Fatemi introduced the total variation as a regularizing term. It has proved to be quite efficient for regularizing images without smoothing the boundaries of the objects. This paper focuses on the simple description of the theory and on the implementation of Chambolle's projection algorithm for minimizing the total variation of a grayscale image. Furthermore, we adapt the algorithm to the vectorial total variation for color images. The implementation is described in detail and its parameters are analyzed and varied to come up with a reliable implementation.

  20. Correlations between corneal and total wavefront aberrations

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    Mrochen, Michael; Jankov, Mirko; Bueeler, Michael; Seiler, Theo

    2002-06-01

    Purpose: Corneal topography data expressed as corneal aberrations are frequently used to report corneal laser surgery results. However, the optical image quality at the retina depends on all optical elements of the eye such as the human lens. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the correlations between the corneal and total wavefront aberrations and to discuss the importance of corneal aberrations for representing corneal laser surgery results. Methods: Thirty three eyes of 22 myopic subjects were measured with a corneal topography system and a Tschernig-type wavefront analyzer after the pupils were dilated to at least 6 mm in diameter. All measurements were centered with respect to the line of sight. Corneal and total wavefront aberrations were calculated up to the 6th Zernike order in the same reference plane. Results: Statistically significant correlations (p corneal and total wavefront aberrations were found for the astigmatism (C3,C5) and all 3rd Zernike order coefficients such as coma (C7,C8). No statistically significant correlations were found for all 4th to 6th order Zernike coefficients except for the 5th order horizontal coma C18 (p equals 0.003). On average, all Zernike coefficients for the corneal aberrations were found to be larger compared to Zernike coefficients for the total wavefront aberrations. Conclusions: Corneal aberrations are only of limited use for representing the optical quality of the human eye after corneal laser surgery. This is due to the lack of correlation between corneal and total wavefront aberrations in most of the higher order aberrations. Besides this, the data present in this study yield towards an aberration balancing between corneal aberrations and the optical elements within the eye that reduces the aberration from the cornea by a certain degree. Consequently, ideal customized ablations have to take both, corneal and total wavefront aberrations, into consideration.

  1. An Operational Perspective of Total Lightning Information

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    Nadler, David J.; Darden, Christopher B.; Stano, Geoffrey; Buechler, Dennis E.

    2009-01-01

    The close and productive collaborations between the NWS Warning and Forecast Office, the Short Term Prediction and Research Transition Center at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of Alabama in Huntsville have provided a unique opportunity for science sharing and technology transfer. One significant technology transfer that has provided immediate benefits to NWS forecast and warning operations is the use of data from the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array. This network consists of ten VHF receivers deployed across northern Alabama and a base station located at the National Space Science and Technology Center. Preliminary investigations done at WFO Huntsville, along with other similar total lightning networks across the country, have shown distinct correlations between the time rate-of-change of total lightning and trends in intensity/severity of the parent convective cell. Since May 2003 when WFO HUN began receiving these data - in conjunction with other more traditional remotely sensed data (radar, satellite, and surface observations) -- have improved the situational awareness of the WFO staff. The use of total lightning information, either from current ground based systems or future space borne instrumentation, may substantially contribute to the NWS mission, by enhancing severe weather warning and decision-making processes. Operational use of the data has been maximized at WFO Huntsville through a process that includes forecaster training, product implementation, and post event analysis and assessments. Since receiving these data, over 50 surveys have been completed highlighting the use of total lightning information during significant events across the Tennessee Valley. In addition, around 150 specific cases of interest have been archived for collaborative post storm analysis. From these datasets, detailed trending information from radar and total lightning can be compared to corresponding damage reports. This presentation will emphasize

  2. ANALYSIS AND ACCOUNTING OF TOTAL CASH FLOW

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    MELANIA ELENA MICULEAC

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to reach the objective of supplying some relevant information regarding the liquidity inflows and outflows during a financial exercise, the total cash flow analysis must include the analysis of result cashable from operation, of payments and receipts related to the investment and of financing decisions of the last exercise, as well as the analysis of treasury variation (of cash items. The management of total cash flows ensures the correlation of current liquidness flows as consequence of receipts with the payments ’flows, in order to provide payment continuity of mature obligations.

  3. Modelling total energy costs of sports centres

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    Boussabaine, A.H.; Kirkham, R.J.; Grew, R.J. [Liverpool Univ., School of Architecture and Building Engineering, Liverpool (United Kingdom)

    1999-12-07

    Providing and maintaining safe and comfortable conditions in sport centres raises many issues, particularly cost. The paper gives an overview of the factors associated with sport centre servicing and attempts to highlight the governing factors associated with this, particularly energy costs. A total of 19 sport centres in the City of Liverpool in the UK are investigated, using data elicited from the Liverpool Leisure Services Directorate. The energy operating costs were analysed using statistical methods. Six models were developed to predict total energy costs. Testing and validation results showed a high level of model accuracy. The models would be of use to professionals involved in feasibility studies at the design stage. (Author)

  4. Measuring Total and Germinable Spore Populations

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    Noell, A.C.; Yung, P.T.; Yang, W.; Lee, C.; Ponce, A.

    2011-01-01

    It has been shown that bacterial endospores can be enumerated using a microscopy based assay that images the luminescent halos from terbium ions bound to dipicolinic acid, a spore specific chemical marker released upon spore germination. Further development of the instrument has simplified it towards automation while at the same time improving image quality. Enumeration of total spore populations has also been developed allowing measurement of the percentage of viable spores in any population by comparing the germinable/culturable spores to the total. Percentage viability will allow a more quantitative comparison of the ability of spores to survive across a wide range of extreme environments.

  5. PROCEDURE FOR ESTIMATING PERMANENT TOTAL ENCLOSURE COSTS

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    The paper discusses a procedure for estimating permanent total enclosure (PTE) costs. (NOTE: Industries that use add-on control devices must adequately capture emissions before delivering them to the control device. One way to capture emissions is to use PTEs, enclosures that mee...

  6. A formal model for total quality management

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    S.C. van der Made-Potuijt; H.B. Bertsch (Boudewijn); L.P.J. Groenewegen

    1996-01-01

    textabstractTotal Quality Management (TQM) is a systematic approach to managing a company. TQM is systematic in the sense that it is uses facts through observation, analysis and measurable goals. There are theoretical descriptions of this management concept, but there is no formal model of it. A for

  7. The Leica TCRA1105 Reflectorless Total Station

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    Gaudreault, F.

    2005-09-06

    This poster provides an overview of SLAC's TCRA1105 reflectorless total station for the Alignment Engineering Group. This instrument has shown itself to be very useful for planning new construction and providing quick measurements to difficult to reach or inaccessible surfaces.

  8. Recurrent hemarthrosis after total knee arthroplasty.

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    Rukavina, Alexander; Kerkhoffs, Gino M M J; Schneider, Philipp; Kuster, Markus S

    2010-07-01

    This report describes a case of spontaneous recurrent hemarthrosis of the knee that presented 4 weeks after total knee arthroplasty. Femoral arteriography showed a false aneurysm of a branch of the inferior lateral geniculate artery. Therapeutic embolization of the arterial branch was performed using three platinum coils with good clinical result and good knee joint function. Hemarthrosis has not recurred since embolization.

  9. Recurrent hemarthrosis after total knee arthroplasty

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    Rukavina, A.; Kerkhoffs, G. M. M. J.; Schneider, P.; Kuster, M S

    2010-01-01

    This report describes a case of spontaneous recurrent hemarthrosis of the knee that presented 4 weeks after total knee arthroplasty. Femoral arteriography showed a false aneurysm of a branch of the inferior lateral geniculate artery. Therapeutic embolization of the arterial branch was performed using three platinum coils with good clinical result and good knee joint function. Hemarthrosis has not recurred since embolization.

  10. Recurrent hemarthrosis after total knee arthroplasty

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    Rukavina, A.; Kerkhoffs, G.M.M.J.; Schneider, P.; Kuster, M.S.

    2010-01-01

    This report describes a case of spontaneous recurrent hemarthrosis of the knee that presented 4 weeks after total knee arthroplasty. Femoral arteriography showed a false aneurysm of a branch of the inferior lateral geniculate artery. Therapeutic embolization of the arterial branch was performed usin

  11. SOFT TISSUE BALANCING IN TOTAL HIP ARTHROPLASTY.

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    Pencho Kosev

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available We present our experience with the soft tissue balancing in total hip arthroplasty. Detailed indications, planning and surgical technique are presented. The described procedures are performed on 278 hips for a period of 6 years (2008-2014. We conclude that the outcome of a THA can be improved by balancing the stability, ROM, muscle strength and limb length equality.

  12. Total synthesis of insect antifeedant drimane sesquiterpenes.

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    Jansen, B.J.M.

    1993-01-01

    The investigations described in this thesis deal with the total synthesis of sesquiterpenes of the drimane family, named for their widespread occurrence in the stem bark of South American Drimys species. These compounds contain the bicyclofarnesol nucleus 1 , which is invariably oxi

  13. The technology behind Colgate Total Advanced Fresh.

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    Williams, Malcolm I; Cummins, Diane

    2003-09-01

    In the early 1990s, a breakthrough toothpaste, Colgate Total, was launched with documented long-lasting activity against plaque, gingivitis, calculus, tooth decay, and bad breath. The technology behind this toothpaste is the combination of triclosan, a polyvinylmethylether/maleic acid copolymer, and sodium fluoride. The copolymer ensures maximal oral retention and subsequent release of the antibacterial triclosan. Effective levels of triclosan have been observed in the oral cavity 12 hours after brushing the teeth, allowing prolonged control of oral bacteria that may cause the most common dental problems, including bad breath. Similarly, the enhanced retention of triclosan to oral surfaces after using this revolutionary toothpaste for up to 2 years has led to significantly reduced incremental coronal caries compared to an American Dental Association-Approved anticavity fluoride toothpaste. Furthermore, significantly less calcium remained in dental plaque after brushing the teeth with the triclosan/copolymer toothpaste, resulting in the formation of less tartar. In keeping with the multiple oral health benefits provided by Colgate Total, consumers are now offered a new dentifrice, Colgate Total Advanced Fresh, which provides the numerous therapeutic and esthetic benefits that are the hallmark of Colgate Total. The new dentifrice, which contains an impactful breath-freshening flavor, has been documented to provide sustained control of bad breath over 12 hours.

  14. Total Quality Management (TQM) in Higher Education.

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    Sullivan, Michael F.

    This document consists largely of paper versions of the transparencies used by the author to give his conference paper on Total Quality Management (TQM) in the college and university setting. An introduction lists a series of definitional phrases, a list of what TQM is not, and 11 fundamental principles describing what TQM is. The three major…

  15. Total Quality Management Goes to Community College.

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    DeCosmo, Richard D.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    This article details the four-year implementation of Total Quality Management at Delaware County Community College (Pennsylvania) to conserve resources, improve effectiveness, assure quality, and increase participation in decision making. Reported are planning, execution, and monitoring activities of the Implementation Team; specific problems…

  16. Crossing Total Occlusions: Navigating Towards Recanalization

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    Sakes, A.; Regar, E.; Dankelman, J; Breedveld, P.

    2016-01-01

    Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) represent the “last frontier” of percutaneous interventions. The main technical challenges lies in crossing the guidewire into the distal true lumen, which is primarily due to three problems: device buckling during initial puncture, inadequate visualization, and the i

  17. Crossing Total Occlusions: Navigating Towards Recanalization

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    A. Sakes (Aimée); E.S. Regar (Eveline); J. Dankelman (Jenny); P. Breedveld (Paul)

    2016-01-01

    textabstractChronic total occlusions (CTOs) represent the “last frontier” of percutaneous interventions. The main technical challenges lies in crossing the guidewire into the distal true lumen, which is primarily due to three problems: device buckling during initial puncture, inadequate visualizatio

  18. Learning Language through Total Physical Response.

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    Marlatt, Edward A.

    1995-01-01

    The Total Physical Response (TPR) method of language instruction is introduced, and guidelines for designing and implementing TPR lessons for students with hearing impairments are provided. In TPR instruction, students develop understanding before speech or signing, understanding is demonstrated through actions, and new vocabulary is developed…

  19. The Total Solar Eclipse, March 1970

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    Glenn, William H.

    1970-01-01

    Describes the circumstances of the total and partial solar eclipse of March 7, 1970 in certain American cities. Also discussed are (1) a classroom demonstration of the cause of solar eclipses, (2) techniques for safely observing the eclipse, and (3) what to observe during the eclipse. Bibliography. (LC)

  20. Dilemmas in Uncemented Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    Goosen, J.H.M.

    2009-01-01

    In this thesis, different aspects that are related to the survivorship and clinical outcome in uncemented total hip arthroplasty are analysed. In Chapter 2, the survival rate, Harris Hip score and radiographic features of a proximally hydroxyapatite coated titanium alloy femoral stem (Bi-Metric, Bio

  1. Transanal total mesorectal excision - a systematic review

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    Bjørn, Maya Xania; Perdawood, Sharaf Karim

    2015-01-01

    of the dissection. We aimed to evaluate the literature on TaTME. METHODS: We performed a systematic search of the literature in the PubMed and Embase databases. Both authors assessed the studies. All publications on TaTME were included with the exception of review articles. RESULTS: A total of 29 studies (336...

  2. Food safety and total quality management

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    Barendsz, A.W.

    1998-01-01

    Food safety is a growing global concern not only because of its continuing importance for public health but also because of its impact on international trade. The application of total quality management (TQM) provides the best possible care by continuously improving products and services to meet or

  3. Total Synthesis of balanol, Part 2

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    Tanner, David Ackland; Kelly, Nicholas; Tedenborg, Lars

    1997-01-01

    A convergent enantioselective total synthesis of the natural product (-)-balanol (1) is described. In addition to benzophenone fragment 8, key intermediates are chiral bicyclic aziridine 3 and the corresponding epoxide 4, both of which undergo highly regio- and stereoselective nucleophilic ring-o...

  4. Total internal reflection laser tools and methods

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    Zediker, Mark S.; Faircloth, Brian O.; Kolachalam, Sharath K.; Grubb, Daryl L.

    2016-02-02

    There is provided high power laser tools and laser heads that utilize total internal reflection ("TIR") structures to direct the laser beam along a laser beam path within the TIR structure. The TIR structures may be a TIR prism having its hypotenuse as a TIR surface.

  5. Total synthesis: Towards artificial terpene cyclases

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    Willot, Matthieu; Christmann, Mathias

    2010-07-01

    The plant-derived sesquiterpene englerin A is a potent inhibitor of several renal cancer cell lines. Two recent total syntheses have utilized cationic gold(I)-complexes to coax readily available open-chain precursors into englerin's challenging oxotricyclic core with enzyme-like precision.

  6. Mineral Analysis of Whole Grain Total Cereal

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    Hooker, Paul

    2005-01-01

    The quantitative analysis of elemental iron in Whole Grain Total Cereal using visible spectroscopy is suitable for a general chemistry course for science or nonscience majors. The more extensive mineral analysis, specifically for the elements iron, calcium and zinc, is suitable for an instrumental or quantitative analysis chemistry course.

  7. Tikhonov Regularization and Total Least Squares

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    Golub, G. H.; Hansen, Per Christian; O'Leary, D. P.

    2000-01-01

    formulation involves a least squares problem, can be recast in a total least squares formulation suited for problems in which both the coefficient matrix and the right-hand side are known only approximately. We analyze the regularizing properties of this method and demonstrate by a numerical example that...

  8. Production Function Geometry with "Knightian" Total Product

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    Truett, Dale B.; Truett, Lila J.

    2007-01-01

    Authors of principles and price theory textbooks generally illustrate short-run production using a total product curve that displays first increasing and then diminishing marginal returns to employment of the variable input(s). Although it seems reasonable that a temporary range of increasing returns to variable inputs will likely occur as…

  9. Applying Total Quality Management to Business Education.

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    Brown, Daniel J.; Koenig, Harold F.

    1993-01-01

    Responses from 390 business school alumni (60%) show that students want educators to consider their opinions about their overall educational experience and what happens after graduation. A total quality management approach can help discover customer/student needs, establish a focus on improvement, and implement a process orientation. (SK)

  10. Total Synthesis of (±)-Celaphanol A

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    2002-01-01

    The first total synthesis of (±)-Celaphanol A was accomplished starting from α-cyclocitral and 3,4-dimethoxy benzyl chloride via a six-step process, in which the intramolecular cyclization of ketone 4 with BF3@Et2O afforded an all-cis isomer intermediate for synthesis of aromatic tricyclic diterpenes.

  11. Total synthesis of aeruginosin 98B.

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    Trost, Barry M; Kaneko, Toshiyuki; Andersen, Neil G; Tappertzhofen, Christoph; Fahr, Bruce

    2012-11-21

    The first total synthesis of aeruginosin 98B was accomplished. The key step is a highly diastereoselective Pd-catalyzed intramolecular asymmetric allylic alkylation reaction of a diastereomeric mixture of allylic carbonates that is enabled by the use of racemic phosphine ligand L1.

  12. Extracorporeal total artificial heart as bailout surgery.

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    Perrodin, Stéphanie F; Muller, Olivier; Gronchi, Fabrizio; Liaudet, Lucas; Hullin, Roger; Kirsch, Matthias

    2017-03-01

    We report the use of a total extracorporeal heart for uncontrolled bleeding following a proximal left anterior descending artery perforation, using two centrifugal ventricular assist devices after heart explantation. The literature describing similar techniques and patient outcomes for this "bailout" technique are reviewed.

  13. Diagnosing total quality management - Part 1

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    Bossink, B.A.G.; Gieskes, J.F.B.; Pas, T.N.M.

    1992-01-01

    From extensive literature research a total quality management (TQM) model is developed. This model describes the basic elements of the concept of TQM. It also provides the way in which the basic elements can be made operational in practice. Based on this model a quality-diagnostical instrument is de

  14. Diagnosing total quality management - Part 2

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    Bossink, B.A.G.; Gieskes, J.F.B.; Pas, T.N.M.

    1993-01-01

    From extensive literature research a total quality management (TQM) model is developed. This model describes the basic elements of the concept of TQM. It also provides the way in which the basic elements can be made operational in practice. Based on this model a quality-diagnostical instrument is de

  15. Application of Total Quality Management in Education

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    Farooq, M. S.; Akhtar, M. S.; Ullah, S. Zia; Memon, R. A.

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of the paper is to analyzing thoughts of the modern management paradigm "Total Quality Management" (TQM), and its application in the field of education. The basic theme of TQM is participatory approach to address the question(s) of quality in business aswell as in the field of education. Reviewing fresh literature from the internet …

  16. Revitalizing Space Operations through Total Quality Management

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    Baylis, William T.

    1995-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to show the reader what total quality management (TQM) is and how to apply TQM in the space systems and management arena. TQM is easily understood, can be implemented in any type of business organization, and works.

  17. Coordinating Council. Ninth Meeting: Total Quality Management

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    1992-01-01

    This report summarizes the 9th meeting of the STI Coordinating Council. The council listened to the speakers' understanding of Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and heard stories of successful applications of these principles. Definitions of quality stated were focused on customer satisfaction. Reports presented by the speakers are also included.

  18. Revision Total Hip Replacement: A Case Report

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    Md Hafizur Rahman

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Total hip replacement is a reconstructive procedure that has improved the management of those diseases of the hip joint that have responded poorly to conventional medical therapy. Conventional, primary total hip replacement is a durable operation in the majority of patients. A hip replacement is a mechanical device with parts that are assembled before and during the operation. But the possible complications of total hip arthroplasty, and its clinical performance over time, is a challenging occasion to the surgeons, and such a challenge we faced with our presenting patient. A 68 year old lady with history of cemented bipolar hemiarthroplasty done in a tertiary care hospital, due to fracture neck of the left femur having the history of diabetes, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, anaemia, and mental disorders presented with loosened prosthesis, thinning of medial proximal cortex of the femur which had broken within few months after surgery. She complained of painful walking at left hip joint. There was also evidence of chronic infective and degenerative arthritis of acetabular component of the affected hip joint. Cemented revision total hip replacement surgery was performed with expert multidisciplinary involvement. On 2nd postoperative day the patient was allowed to walk on operated limb with the aid of walker. On 12th postoperative day all the stitches were removed and wound was found healthy.

  19. Total pancreatic lipomatosis with malabsorption syndrome

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    Rama Anand

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Total fat replacement of the pancreas is rare. Focal fatty replacement is the most common degenerative lesion of pancreas. Focal fatty deposits have no major clinical significance; however, extreme fat replacement is of pathologic significance, as it is associated with marked reduction in exocrine function of pancreas, resulting in malabsorption due to pancreatic enzyme insufficiency.

  20. A modified total synthesis of cystothiazole A

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    2009-01-01

    A modified total synthesis of cystothiazole A is described. In this synthetic strategy, a one-step transformation of acylated oxazolidinone to β-ketoester has been successfully applied, thus making the synthetic route more efficient. This method may also be potentially applied in synthesis of other related β-substituted-β-methoxyl acrylates (bb-MOAs).

  1. A modified total synthesis of cystothiazole A

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    BAI YueXia; BAO JiLai; REN Jun; WANG ZhongWen

    2009-01-01

    A modified total synthesis of cystothiazole A is described.In this synthetic strategy,a one-step transformation of acylated oxazolidinone to β-ketoester has been successfully applied,thus making the synthetic route more efficient.This method may also be potentially applied in synthesis of other related β-substituted-β-methoxyl acrylates (bb-MOAs).

  2. Quality of life (GIQLI and laparoscopic cholecystectomy usefulness in patients with gallbladder dysfunction or chronic non-lithiasic biliary pain (chronic acalculous cholecystitis Calidad de vida (GIQLI y utilidad de la colecistectomía laparoscópica en pacientes con disfunción vesicular o dolor crónico biliar alitiásico (colecistitis crónica alitiásica

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    M. Planells Roig

    2004-07-01

    étodos: evaluación prospectiva de 34 pacientes con el diagnóstico de CCA en comparación con un grupo control de 297 pacientes con CCL. En el presente estudio analizamos: categoría clínica de presentación, repercusión de la enfermedad sobre la calidad de vida determinada mediante el Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index (GIQLI, cálculo de la utilidad de la intervención terapéutica (incremento de unidades de calidad de vida mediante el GIQLI y efectividad clínica del procedimiento al año de la intervención. Resultados: la incidencia de enfermedad biliar complicada fue superior en el grupo de CCA (27% en comparación con el de CCL (13,8%. El análisis histológico reveló una incidencia de colesterolosis asociada a colecistitis crónica más alta en el grupo de CCA (64,9%. La determinación del GIQLI permitió evidenciar diferencias significativas entre el preoperatorio y el postoperatorio en ambos grupos de pacientes siendo la utilidad del procedimiento similar percentualmente en ambos grupos (73 vs 67.3% implicando una importante mejoría en la calidad de vida de ambos grupos derivada de la intervención terapéutica. Conclusiones: la incidencia de CCA es del 11 por cien en nuestro ambiente con una elevada asociación a colesterolosis en el examen histológico. La repercusión sobre la calidad de vida es comparable a la de la CCL siendo la utilidad de la colecistectomía laparoscópica similar. Dado que la colecistogammagrafía no es un método asequible en la práctica clínica diaria y que la colecistografía oral y la ecografía dinámica son herramientas útiles sólo cuando se obtienen resultados positivos, la evaluación clínica exhaustiva de los pacientes sigue siendo la base que permite la indicación de la CL sin temor al fracaso.

  3. Total N, total P and organic matters content in floodplain soils of Xianghai Nature Reserve

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    2002-01-01

    Soil sediment samples of 10 layers with a spacing of 10 cm each were collected in different floodplain zones adjacent to Huolin River in the Xianghai Nature Reserve, and contents of total N, total P and organic matters were analyzed. The results showed that contents of total N, total P and organic matters were generally decreasing with the increase of distance from sample locations to the river channel, and contents of the three items were generally higher in the upper soil layer than that in the lower soil layer. The content variations displayed how flooding functions influenced nutrient matter content variations in floodplain soils since the flood inundation frequencies of the sample locations varied. The correlation analysis displayed that there were remarkable relativities between total N, total P and organic matters within definite spatial distance from the Huolin River channel.

  4. O desenvolvimento do contrato psicológico orientado para desempenhos de elevado rendimento

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    Correia, Rui; Mainardes, Emerson Wagner

    2010-01-01

    O objectivo deste artigo consiste em demonstrar, conceptualmente, a relevância do contrato psicológico para a performance dos indivíduos nas organizações. O contrato de trabalho pode ser percepcionado de duas formas: o contrato formal, explicitado sob a forma de um contrato de trabalho escrito, e outra, informal e implícita, o contrato psicológico. Ambos envolvem direitos, obrigações e expectativas por parte do indivíduo e da organização. A literatura acentua a relevância do contrato psicológ...

  5. Diseño de un alternador de elevado rendimiento para automóvil

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    2006-01-01

    La evolución del sistema eléctrico del automóvil ha sufrido un ascenso imparable en los últimos años, y esta tendencia se prevé que siga en aumento. Las últimas cargas impuestas a los automóviles, como los prototipos de vehículos los cuales incorporan dos tipos de tracción, tanto de combustión como eléctrica, han desencadenado una nueva era de generadores. Una vez se ha tenido en cuenta estos importantes cambios y conociendo las limitaciones del actual alternador Lunde...

  6. Antígeno carcinoembrionario elevado con estudio digestivo normal, ¿qué hacer?

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available El antigeno carcinoembrionario (CEA es una glucoproteína intracelular que es producida por casi el 90% de los cánceres colorectales y que puede ser medida cuantitativamente en suero. Esta sustancia también puede elevarse en otras situaciones como son los tumores gástricos, pancreáticos, pulmonares, de mama y en la neoplasia medular de tiroides, así como en enfermedades no neoplásicas como puede ser la cirrosis, lacolitis ulcerosa y la pancreatitis.

  7. Total Limb Rotation after Unilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty: Side-to-Side Discrepancy.

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    Oh, Kwang-Jun; Yoon, Seok-Tae; Ko, Young-Bong

    2016-08-01

    Total limb rotation, an important anatomical feature of the lower limb, is defined as any rotation of the lower limb on its longitudinal axis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the discrepancies of rotational profiles of total limb between nonoperated and operated limb following unilateral total knee arthroplasty. We conducted an analysis of the computed tomography (CT) data from 32 patients undergoing primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty. Using these CT scan, rotational profiles of total limb, such as femoral neck anteversion angle expressed as femoral torsion angle (FTA), tibial torsion angle (TTA), knee joint rotation angle (KJRA), and total limb rotation (TLR) were measured. There were significant discrepancies of FTA and KJRA between operated and nonoperated limb following unilateral total knee arthroplasty. The mean difference of operated and nonoperated side for FTA and KJRA were -6.51 ± 11.88 degrees (p = 0.0041) and -6.83 ± 5.04 degrees (p knee joint can lead to a total limb rotational discrepancy in patient undergoing unilateral total knee arthroplasty.

  8. Effect of glutamine on the total antioxidant system of rats subjected to renal ischemia and reperfusion Efeito da glutamina no sistema antioxidante total de ratos submetidos a isquemia e reperfusão renal

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    Valter Torezan Gouvêa Junior

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate the protective effects of glutamine administered before renal ischemia-reperfusion on plasma antioxidant protection, and lung and renal tissue injury. METHODS: 33 rats underwent right nephrectomy. On the eighth postoperative day, animals were randomized into three groups (n=11: glutamine, control and sham. Each group of animals received, by gavage, a particular diet for 7 days. On day 14 following nephrectomy, the animals were subjected to left renal ischemia-reperfusion. After this, blood samples were collected and the animals were killed. At necropsy the kidney and lung were removed for histology. RESULTS: The levels of total antioxidant capacity were higher in the glutamine group and control group compared with the sham group. The levels of glutathione peroxidase in both the sham and glutamine groups were higher when compared with the control group (pOBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos na proteção antioxidante plasmática e na lesão tecidual renal e pulmonar da glutamina oral administrada precedendo a isquemia/ reperfusão renal. MÉTODOS: Trinta e três ratos foram submetidos à nefrectomia à direita. No oitavo dia de pós-operatório, os animais foram randomizados em três grupos (n=11: glutamina, controle e sham. Cada grupo de animal recebeu por gavagem uma dieta distinta por sete dias. Ao final do 14º dia da nefrectomia procedeu-se a isquemia renal esquerda e posterior reperfusão. A seguir procedeu-se a coleta de sangue, eutanásia e retirada do rim e pulmões para análise histológica. RESULTADOS: Os níveis de capacidade antioxidante total foram maiores no grupo glutamina e grupo controle em relação ao grupo sham. Os níveis de glutationa peroxidase nos grupos sham e glutamina foram mais elevados quando comparados com o grupo controle (p<0,05. A dosagem de superóxido dismutase foi maior no grupo sham quando comparado com os grupos glutamina e controle. Não houve diferença na análise histológica do rim e pulm

  9. Inestabilidad de la Artroplastia Total de Cadera

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    Ezquerra Herrando, Laura; Albareda Albareda, Jorge; Seral García, Belén

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN La artroplastia total de cadera (ATC) es un procedimiento muy frecuente en los Servicios de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología, y aunque su efectividad es muy elevada, no está exenta de complicaciones como son el aflojamiento aséptico, luxaciones, infección y fracturas periprotésicas. A pesar de los avances en las técnicas y modelos protésicos, la luxación sigue siendo la segunda complicación más frecuente después del aflojamiento aséptico en las artroplastias totales de cadera. ...

  10. Scientific observations at total solar eclipses

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    Jay M.Pasachoff

    2009-01-01

    The occasion of the longest totality of an eclipse in the 18 yr 111/3 d saros cycle leads to taking stock of the scientific value of ground-based eclipse observations in this space age. Though a number of space satellites from the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Russia study the Sun, scientists at eclipses can observe the solar chromosphere and corona at higher spatial resolution, at higher temporal resolution, and at higher spectral resolution than are possible aloft. Furthermore, eclipse expeditions can transport a wide variety of state-of-the-art equipment to the path of totality. Thus, for at least some years to come, solar eclipse observations will remain both scientifically valuable and cost-effective ways to study the outer solar atmosphere.

  11. Increasing productivity through Total Reuse Management (TRM)

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    Schuler, M. P.

    1991-01-01

    Total Reuse Management (TRM) is a new concept currently being promoted by the NASA Langley Software Engineering and Ada Lab (SEAL). It uses concepts similar to those promoted in Total Quality Management (TQM). Both technical and management personnel are continually encouraged to think in terms of reuse. Reuse is not something that is aimed for after a product is completed, but rather it is built into the product from inception through development. Lowering software development costs, reducing risk, and increasing code reliability are the more prominent goals of TRM. Procedures and methods used to adopt and apply TRM are described. Reuse is frequently thought of as only being applicable to code. However, reuse can apply to all products and all phases of the software life cycle. These products include management and quality assurance plans, designs, and testing procedures. Specific examples of successfully reused products are given and future goals are discussed.

  12. Total variation projection with first order schemes.

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    Fadili, Jalal M; Peyre, Gabriel

    2011-03-01

    This article proposes a new algorithm to compute the projection on the set of images whose total variation is bounded by a constant. The projection is computed through a dual formulation that is solved by first order non-smooth optimization methods. This yields an iterative algorithm that applies iterative soft thresholding to the dual vector field, and for which we establish convergence rate on the primal iterates. This projection algorithm can then be used as a building block in a variety of applications such as solving inverse problems under a total variation constraint, or for texture synthesis. Numerical results are reported to illustrate the usefulness and potential applicability of our TV projection algorithm on various examples including denoising, texture synthesis, inpainting, deconvolution and tomography problems. We also show that our projection algorithm competes favorably with state-of-the-art TV projection methods in terms of convergence speed.

  13. Generalized principles of unchanging total concentration.

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    Kottke, Peter A; Fedorov, Andrei G

    2005-09-08

    We consider the transport of multiple reacting species under the continuum assumption in situations such as those that frequently arise in electroanalytical chemistry. Under certain limitations, it has been shown that the total species concentration (as defined by Oldham and Feldberg) of such a system is uniform and constant. In this work, we extend the limits of the previous analysis to enable greater applicability. This is accomplished by using either of two new dependent variables, which are generalizations of the concept of total concentration. Then, conditions are determined under which the dependent variable will be uniform and constant in time. From a practical viewpoint, the described formalism allows one to simplify the multispecies transport problem formulation by eliminating one equation from the system of governing equations.

  14. Temporal bone chondroblastoma totally invisible on MRI.

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    Hiraumi, Harukazu; Arakawa, Yoshiki; Yamamoto, Norio; Sakamoto, Tatsunori; Ito, Juichi

    2016-08-01

    We report a case of temporal bone chondroblastoma that was totally invisible on MRI. The patient was a 64-year-old man who presented with several months history of vertigo. The CT scan with bone window setting showed destruction of the temporomandibular joint, the floor of the middle cranial fossa, and the superior semicircular canal. Calcific foci were seen within the tumor. On MR imaging, the tumor, situating mainly medial to the temporomandibular joint, showed no signal on both T1- and T2-weighted images. The tumor was not enhanced with gadolinium. In summary, the tumor was totally signal negative or "invisible" on pre- and postcontrast T1- and T2-weighted images. The tumor was resected through transpetrosal - transzygomatic approach.

  15. Total ankle replacement. Design evolution and results.

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    van den Heuvel, Alexander; Van Bouwel, Saskia; Dereymaeker, Greta

    2010-04-01

    The ankle joint has unique anatomical, biomechanical and cartilaginous structural characteristics that allow the joint to withstand the very high mechanical stresses and strains over years. Any minor changes to any of these features predispose the joint to osteoarthritis. Total ankle replacement (TAR) is evolving as an alternative to ankle arthrodesis for the treatment of end-stage ankle osteoarthritis. Initial implant designs from the early 1970s had unacceptably high failure and complication rates. As a result many orthopaedic surgeons have restricted the use of TAR in favour of ankle arthrodesis. Long term follow-up studies following ankle arthrodesis show risks of developing adjacent joint osteoarthritis. Therefore research towards a successful ankle replacement continues. Newer designs and longer-term outcome studies have renewed the interest in ankle joint replacement. We present an overview of the evolution, results and current concepts of total ankle replacement.

  16. Asymptotic Behaviour of Total Generalised Variation

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    2015-01-01

    © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. The recently introduced second order total generalised variation functional TGV2 β,α has been a successful regulariser for image processing purposes. Its definition involves two positive parameters α and β whose values determine the amount and the quality of the regularisation. In this paper we report on the behaviour of TGV2 β,α in the cases where the parameters α, β as well as their ratio β/α becomes very large or very small. Among others, we prove that for sufficiently symmetric two dimensional data and large ratio β/α, TGV2 β,α regularisation coincides with total variation (TV) regularization

  17. Total positive curvature of circular DNA

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    Bohr, Jakob; Olsen, Kasper Wibeck

    2013-01-01

    molecules, e.g., plasmids, it is shown to have implications for the total positive curvature integral. For small circular micro-DNAs it follows as a consequence of Fenchel's inequality that there must exist a minimum length for the circular plasmids to be double stranded. It also follows that all circular...... micro-DNAs longer than the minimum length must be concave, a result that is consistent with typical atomic force microscopy images of plasmids. Predictions for the total positive curvature of circular micro-DNAs are given as a function of length, and comparisons with circular DNAs from the literature......The properties of double-stranded DNA and other chiral molecules depend on the local geometry, i.e., on curvature and torsion, yet the paths of closed chain molecules are globally restricted by topology. When both of these characteristics are to be incorporated in the description of circular chain...

  18. An unusual case of total ophthalmoplegia

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    Chowdhury Ravindra

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available An eight-year-old male child presented with drooping of the left eyelid with a history of penetrating injury of hard palate by an iron spoon seven days ago, which had already been removed by the neurosurgeon as the computed tomography scan revealed a spoon in the left posterior ethmoid and sphenoid bone penetrating into the middle cranial fossa. On examination, visual acuity was 20/20 in each eye and left eye showed total ophthalmoplegia. Oral cavity revealed a hole in the left lateral part of the hard palate. We managed the case with tapering dose of systemic prednisolone. The total ophthalmoplegia was markedly improved in one month. Cases of foreign bodies in the orbit with intracranial extension are not unusual, but the path this foreign body traveled through the hard palate without affecting the optic nerve, internal carotid artery or cavernous sinus makes an interesting variation.

  19. Total workday control using Microsoft Outlook

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    Linenberger, Michael

    2008-01-01

    Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook is a book for the over-extended office worker whose workday feels out of control. It shows how to regain command of an over-committed workday and an overflowing, unmanaged e-mail in box. It does this by teaching the author's system of time, task, and e-mail management, and it shows how to implement the system in Microsoft Outlook.

  20. Total elbow arthroplasty: a radiographic outcome study

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    Bai, Xue Susan [University of Washington, Department of Radiology, Box 357115, Seattle, WA (United States); Petscavage-Thomas, Jonelle M. [Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Hershey, PA (United States); Ha, Alice S. [University of Washington, Department of Radiology, Box 354755, Seattle, WA (United States)

    2016-06-15

    Total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) is becoming a popular alternative to arthrodesis for patients with end-stage elbow arthrosis and comminuted distal humeral fractures. Prior outcome studies have primarily focused on surgical findings. Our purpose is to determine the radiographic outcome of TEA and to correlate with clinical symptoms such as pain. This is an IRB-approved retrospective review from 2005 to 2015 of all patients with semiconstrained TEA. All available elbow radiographs and clinical data were reviewed. Data analysis included descriptive statistics and Kaplan-Meier survival curves for radiographic and clinical survival. A total of 104 total elbow arthroplasties in 102 patients were reviewed; 75 % were in women and the mean patient age was 63.1 years. Mean radiographic follow-up was 826 days with average of four radiographs per patient. Seventy TEAs (67 %) developed radiographic complications, including heterotopic ossification (48 %), perihardware lucency (27 %), periprosthetic fracture (23 %), hardware subluxation/dislocation (7 %), polyethylene wear (3 %), and hardware fracture/dislodgement (3 %); 56 patients (55 %) developed symptoms of elbow pain or instability and 30 patients (30 %) underwent at least one reoperation. In patients with radiographic complications, 66 % developed elbow pain, compared to 19 % of patients with no radiologic complications (p = 0.001). Of the patients with radiographic complications, 39 % had at least one additional surgery compared to 0 % of patients without radiographic complications (p = 0.056). Radiographic complications are common in patients after total elbow arthroplasty. There is a strong positive association between post-operative radiographic findings and clinical outcome. Knowledge of common postoperative radiographic findings is important for the practicing radiologist. (orig.)

  1. Total Quality Management (TQM): Group Dynamics Workshop

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    1990-05-15

    Improvement: A Process for Innovation and Consensus, Prentice Hall, 1990. Tuckman , Bruce , W., "Development Sequence in Small Groups," Psychological Bulletin...four stages. (Source: Tuckman , 1955) " How long it will take any specific TQM group to move through these stages can vary widely. It can happen in as...using the HEAR Model : H = Hear E = Empathize A = Analyze R= Respond. Total Quality Management * Active listening improves group productivity in several

  2. Calidad total: fuente de ventaja competitiva

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    Tarí Guilló, Juan José

    2000-01-01

    El objeto de este trabajo es analizar la dirección de la calidad estudiando sus pilares básicos como son, la planificación, organización y control por un lado y los aspectos humanos por otro, centrándonos en sus dos elementos clave para desarrollar la calidad total: el liderazgo y la involucración de todos los empleados.

  3. Counterterrorism and cybersecurity total information awareness

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    Lee, Newton

    2013-01-01

    Provides a broad survey of the United States' counterterrorism history, the use of artificial intelligence in data mining, social media and privacy, cyber attacks and prevention, and longstanding issues of war and peace Closely examines how Total Information Awareness, a governmental data mining project focused on scanning public and private data, plays an integral role in cybersecurity Analyzes recent cyberattacks across the globe orchestrated by 'hacktivist' groups, such as Anonymous

  4. The total parenteral nutrition service: an update.

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    1988-01-01

    A total parenteral nutrition (TPN) service was established in Oxford in 1978 and the results of the first 3 years were published in 1983. Since then the service has provided intravenous nutritional support to an increasing number of patients, representing a considerable and increasing financial burden on the constrained hospital budget. To assess whether this expansion is justified, and whether regular review has improved the care given to patients, a further audit has been performed for the ...

  5. Total fact-book 2000-2005

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    2005-07-01

    TOTAL S.A., a French society incorporated in France on March 28, 1924, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is the fourth largest publicly-traded integrated oil and gas company in the world. This document provides statistical data and information on the corporate (highlights, statements), upstream (production, costs,main producing fields, drilling), upstream maps, downstream (refining, distillation, retail gasoline outlets) and chemicals (sales, specialities). (A.L.B.)

  6. Dilemmas in Uncemented Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    Goosen, J. H. M.

    2009-01-01

    In this thesis, different aspects that are related to the survivorship and clinical outcome in uncemented total hip arthroplasty are analysed. In Chapter 2, the survival rate, Harris Hip score and radiographic features of a proximally hydroxyapatite coated titanium alloy femoral stem (Bi-Metric, Biomet) was evaluated. In conclusion, at an average follow-up of 8 years, this proximally HA-coated femoral component showed favorable clinical and radiological outcome and excellent survivorship. In ...

  7. Total synthesis of mangiferin, homomangiferin, and neomangiferin.

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    Wei, Xiong; Liang, Danlin; Wang, Qing; Meng, Xiangbao; Li, Zhongjun

    2016-09-21

    Total synthesis of mangiferin, homomangiferin, and neomangiferin, three C-glycosyl xanthone natural products with a wide spectrum of pharmacological effects, has been achieved starting from 2,3,4,6-tetra-O-benzyl-α/β-d-glucopyranose. The key steps involve a stereoselective Lewis acid promoted C-glycosylation of protected phloroglucinol with tetrabenzylglucopyranosyl acetate and a highly regioselective base-induced cyclization for the construction of the core xanthone skeleton.

  8. Current concepts in total femoral replacement

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    Ramanathan, Deepak; Siqueira, Marcelo BP; Klika, Alison K.; Higuera, Carlos A.; Barsoum, Wael K.; Joyce, Michael J

    2015-01-01

    Total femoral replacement (TFR) is a salvage arthroplasty procedure used as an alternative to lower limb amputation. Since its initial description in the mid-20th century, this procedure has been used in a variety of oncologic and non-oncologic indications. The most compelling advantage of TFR is the achievement of immediate fixation which permits early mobilization. It is anticipated that TFR will be increasingly performed as the rate of revision arthroplasty rises worldwide. The existing li...

  9. NASA total quality management 1990 accomplishments report

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    1991-01-01

    NASA's efforts in Total Quality Management are based on continuous improvement and serve as a foundation for NASA's present and future endeavors. Given here are numerous examples of quality strategies that have proven effective and efficient in a time when cost reduction is critical. These accomplishment benefit our Agency and help to achieve our primary goal, keeping American in the forefront of the aerospace industry.

  10. NASA total quality management 1989 accomplishments report

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    1990-01-01

    Described here are the accomplishments of NASA as a result of the use of Total Quality Management (TQM). The principles in practice which led to these process refinements are important cultural elements to any organization's productivity and quality efforts. The categories of TQM discussed here are top management leadership and support, strategic planning, focus on the customer, employee training and recognition, employee empowerment and teamwork, measurement and analysis, and quality assurance.

  11. Sign variation, the Grassmannian, and total positivity

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    Karp, Steven N

    2016-01-01

    The totally nonnegative Grassmannian is the set of k-dimensional subspaces V of R^n whose nonzero Pluecker coordinates all have the same sign. Gantmakher and Krein (1950) and Schoenberg and Whitney (1951) independently showed that V is totally nonnegative iff every vector in V, when viewed as a sequence of n numbers and ignoring any zeros, changes sign at most k-1 times. We generalize this result from the totally nonnegative Grassmannian to the entire Grassmannian, showing that if V is generic (i.e. has no zero Pluecker coordinates), then the vectors in V change sign at most m times iff certain sequences of Pluecker coordinates of V change sign at most m-k+1 times. We also give an algorithm which, given a non-generic V whose vectors change sign at most m times, perturbs V into a generic subspace whose vectors also change sign at most m times. We deduce that among all V whose vectors change sign at most m times, the generic subspaces are dense. These results generalize to oriented matroids. As an application o...

  12. Total Spinal Block after Thoracic Paravertebral Block.

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    Beyaz, Serbülent Gökhan; Özocak, Hande; Ergönenç, Tolga; Erdem, Ali Fuat; Palabıyık, Onur

    2014-02-01

    Thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) can be performed with or without general anaesthesia for various surgical procedures. TPVB is a popular anaesthetic technique due to its low side effect profile and high analgesic potency. We used 20 mL of 0.5% levobupivacaine for a single injection of unilateral TPVB at the T7 level with neurostimulator in a 63 year old patient with co-morbid disease who underwent cholecystectomy. Following the application patient lost consciousness, and was intubated. Haemodynamic instability was normalised with rapid volume replacement and vasopressors. Anaesthetic drugs were stopped at the end of the surgery and muscle relaxant was antagonised. Return of mucle strenght was shown with neuromuscular block monitoring. Approximately three hours after TPVB, spontaneous breathing started and consciousness returned. A total spinal block is a rare and life-threatening complication. A total spinal block is a complication of spinal anaesthesia, and it can also occur after peripheral blocks. Clinical presentation is characterised by hypotension, bradicardia, apnea, and cardiac arrest. An early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is life saving. In this case report, we want to present total spinal block after TPVB.

  13. MAJOR HEPATIC RESECTION UNDER TOTAL VASCULAR EXCLUSION

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    季加孚; 顾晋; 苏向前; 焦春雨; 王怡; 欧阳晓辉; 董培德; 杨成旺

    2001-01-01

    Objective: To eveluate major liver resections with vascular exclusion (TVE) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: Sixteen consecutive, major liver resections performed with TVE in HCC patients were analyzed retrospectively. The patients' mean ages were 54 years. Ten patients had cirrhosis and eleven patients had chronic hepatitis B. Results: There was no perioperative death and the mean hospital stay was 20 days and the average amount of intraoperative blood transfusion was 400 mL (range 0-2000 mL). Forty-four percent of the patients did not receive intraoperative blood transfusion. The mean total bilirubin(T-BIL) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) were 24μmol/L (range 8-56μmol/L) and 56 IU/L (range 10-204 IU/L) measured prior to discharge. Conclusion: In our experience, total vascular exclusion is invaluable in major or difficult liver resections, especially when lesions adjacent to the hepatic veins and vena cava. It is associated with a low blood transfusion requirement and a low incidence of complications. It further obviates the need for dissection of the porta hepatis thus reduces the associated risks. Total vascular exclusion time of 30min appears to be well tolerated, even in patients with cirrhosis..

  14. Total synthesis of the indolizidine alkaloid tashiromine

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    McElhinney Alison D

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tashiromine 1 is a naturally occurring indolizidine alkaloid. It has been the subject of thirteen successful total syntheses to date. Our own approach centres on the stereoselective construction of the indolizidine core by capture of an electrophilic acyliminium species by a pendant allylsilane. The key cyclisation precursor is constructed using olefin cross-metathesis chemistry, which has the potential to facilitate both racemic and asymmetric approaches, depending upon the choice of the allylsilane metathesis partner. Results The use of the allyltrimethylsilane cross-metathesis approach enables the rapid construction of the key cyclisation precursor 3 (3 steps from commercial materials, which undergoes acid-induced cyclisation to give the desired bicyclic indolizidine skeleton as a 96:4 mixture of diastereomers. Simple functional group interconversions allowed the completion of the total synthesis of racemic tashiromine in six steps (19% overall yield. Three chiral α-alkoxyallylsilanes (12,14 and 15 were prepared in enantioenriched form and their cross-metathesis reactions studied as part of a putative asymmetric approach to tashiromine. In the event, α-hydroxysilane 12 underwent isomerisation under the reaction conditions to acylsilane 17, while silanes 14 and 15 were unreactive towards metathesis. Conclusion A concise, stereoselective total synthesis of racemic tashiromine has been developed. Attempts to translate this into an asymmetric synthesis have thus far been unsuccessful.

  15. Climate Change and Tropical Total Lightning

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    Albrecht, R.; Petersen, W.; Buechler, D.; Goodman, S.; Blakeslee, R.; Christian, H.

    2009-01-01

    While global warming is regarded as a fact by many in the scientific community, its future impact remains a challenge to be determined and measured. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report (IPCC, 2007) shows inconclusive answers on global rainfall trends and general agreement on a future drier climate with increased global warming. The relationship between temperature, humidity and convection is not linear and is strongly dependent on regional scale features, such as topography and land cover. Furthermore, the relationship between convective lightning production (thunderstorms) and temperature is even more complicated, being subjected to the cloud dynamics and microphysics. Total lightning (intracloud and cloud-to-ground) monitoring is a relatively new field of observation. Global and tropical total lightning began to be more extensively measured by satellites in the mid 90s. In this scope, the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) onboard of the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) has been operational for over 11 years. Here we address total lightning trends observed by LIS from 1998 to 2008 in different temporal (annual and seasonal) and spatial (large and regional) scales. The observed 11-year trends are then associate to different predicted/hypothesized climate change scenarios.

  16. Improved selection in totally monotone arrays

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    Mansour, Y. (Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Aiken Computation Lab.); Park, J.K. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)); Schieber, B. (International Business Machines Corp., Yorktown Heights, NY (United States). Thomas J. Watson Research Center); Sen, S. (AT and T Bell Labs., Murray Hill, NJ (United States))

    1991-01-01

    This paper's main result is an O(({radical}{bar m}lgm)(n lg n) + mlg n)-time algorithm for computing the kth smallest entry in each row of an m {times} n totally monotone array. (A two-dimensional A = a(i,j) is totally monotone if for all i{sub 1} < i{sub 2} and j{sub 1} < j{sup 2}, < a(i{sub 1},j{sub 2}) implies a(i{sub 2},j{sub 1})). For large values of k (in particular, for k=(n/2)), this algorithm is significantly faster than the O(k(m+n))-time algorithm for the same problem due to Kravets and Park. An immediate consequence of this result is an O(n{sup 3/2} lg{sup 2}n)-time algorithm for computing the kth nearest neighbor of each vertex of a convex n-gon. In addition to the main result, we also give an O(n lg m)-time algorithm for computing an approximate median in each row of an m {times} n totally monotone array; this approximate median is an entry whose rank in its row lies between (n/4) and (3n/4) {minus} 1. 20 refs., 3 figs.

  17. Total quantum coherence and its applications

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    Yu, Chang-shui; Yang, Si-ren; Guo, Bao-qing

    2016-09-01

    Quantum coherence is the most fundamental feature of quantum mechanics. The usual understanding of it depends on the choice of the basis, that is, the coherence of the same quantum state is different within different reference framework. To reveal all the potential coherence, we present the total quantum coherence measures in terms of two different methods. One is optimizing maximal basis-dependent coherence with all potential bases considered and the other is quantifying the distance between the state and the incoherent state set. Interestingly, the coherence measures based on relative entropy and l_2 norm have the same form in the two different methods. In particular, we show that the measures based on the non-contractive l_2 norm are also a good measure different from the basis-dependent coherence. In addition, we show that all the measures are analytically calculable and have all the good properties. The experimental schemes for the detection of these coherence measures are also proposed by multiple copies of quantum states instead of reconstructing the full density matrix. By studying one type of quantum probing schemes, we find that both the normalized trace in the scheme of deterministic quantum computation with one qubit and the overlap of two states in quantum overlap measurement schemes can be well described by the change of total coherence of the probing qubit. Hence the nontrivial probing always leads to the change of the total coherence.

  18. Total body irradiation: current indications; L`irradiation corporelle totale: les indications actuelles

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    Giraud, P.; Danhier, S.; Dubray, B.; Cosset, J.M. [Institut Curie, 75 - Paris (France)

    1998-05-01

    The choice of dose and fractionation for total body irradiation is made difficult by the large number of considerations to be taken into account. The outcome of bone marrow transplantation after total body irradiation can be understood in terms of tumor cell killing, engraftment, and normal tissue damage, each of these endpoints being influenced by irradiation-, disease-, transplant-, and patient- related factors. Interpretation of clinical data is further hampered by the overwhelming influence of logistic constraints, the small numbers of randomized studies, and the concomitant variations in total dose and fraction size or dose rate. So far, three cautious conclusions can be drawn in order to tentatively adapt the total body irradiation schedule to clinically-relevant situations. Firstly, the organs at risk for normal tissue damage (lung, liver, lens, kidney) are protected by delivering small doses per fraction at low dose rate. This suggests that, when toxicity is at stake (e.g. in children), fractionated irradiation should be preferred, provided that inter-fraction intervals are long enough. Secondly, fractionated irradiation should be avoided in case of T-cell depleted transplant, given the high risk of graft rejection in this setting. An alternative would be to increase total (or fractional) dose of fractionated total body irradiation, but this approach is likely to induce more normal tissue toxicity. Thirdly, clinical data have shown higher relapse rates in chronic myeloid leukemia after fractionated or low dose rate total body irradiation, suggesting that fractionated irradiation should not be recommended, unless total (or fractional) dose is increased. Total body irradiation-containing regimens, primarily cyclophosphamide / total body irradiation, are either equivalent to or better than the chemotherapy-only regimens, primarily busulfan / cyclophosphamide. Busulfan / cyclophosphamide certainly represents a reasonable alternative, especially in patients who

  19. Total quality control - TQC : controle total de qualidade na area de serviços

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    Reque Calisaya, Ramiro Benjamin

    2010-01-01

    Trata-se de uma análise teórica sobre os conceitos modernos de comtrole de qualidade - CQ, refletidos no TOTAL QUALITY CONTROL - TQC - Controle Total de Qualidade, aplicados às áreas de serviços das empresas industriais e às empresas fornecedoras de serviços

  20. Revision total elbow arthroplasty with the linked Coonrad-Morrey total elbow arthroplasty

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    Plaschke, Hans Christian; Thillemann, Theis; Belling-Sørensen, Anne Kathrine;

    2013-01-01

    In this retrospective study we evaluated the short- to medium-term results after 20 Coonrad-Morrey revision total elbow arthroplasties (TEAs).......In this retrospective study we evaluated the short- to medium-term results after 20 Coonrad-Morrey revision total elbow arthroplasties (TEAs)....

  1. Assessment of total efficiency in adiabatic engines

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    Mitianiec, W.

    2016-09-01

    The paper presents influence of ceramic coating in all surfaces of the combustion chamber of SI four-stroke engine on working parameters mainly on heat balance and total efficiency. Three cases of engine were considered: standard without ceramic coating, fully adiabatic combustion chamber and engine with different thickness of ceramic coating. Consideration of adiabatic or semi-adiabatic engine was connected with mathematical modelling of heat transfer from the cylinder gas to the cooling medium. This model takes into account changeable convection coefficient based on the experimental formulas of Woschni, heat conductivity of multi-layer walls and also small effect of radiation in SI engines. The simulation model was elaborated with full heat transfer to the cooling medium and unsteady gas flow in the engine intake and exhaust systems. The computer program taking into account 0D model of engine processes in the cylinder and 1D model of gas flow was elaborated for determination of many basic engine thermodynamic parameters for Suzuki DR-Z400S 400 cc SI engine. The paper presents calculation results of influence of the ceramic coating thickness on indicated pressure, specific fuel consumption, cooling and exhaust heat losses. Next it were presented comparisons of effective power, heat losses in the cooling and exhaust systems, total efficiency in function of engine rotational speed and also comparison of temperature inside the cylinder for standard, semi-adiabatic and full adiabatic engine. On the basis of the achieved results it was found higher total efficiency of adiabatic engines at 2500 rpm from 27% for standard engine to 37% for full adiabatic engine.

  2. Drain tip culture following total knee arthroplasty

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    Bahubali Aski

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Placing a suction drain following total knee replacement is usual practice which is been followed by many surgeons. Closed suction drainage following arthroplasty is a routine with the aim of preventing wound hematoma and thereby reducing the risk of infection. Surgical site infections in orthopaedic surgeries are disastrous and often lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Usefulness of drain tip culture in predicting the wound infection is been tested but results are controversial. Methods: It is a prospective study of 546 drains (352 patients who underwent unilateral or bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA. The drain tip was sent for culture at the time of removing. Cultures from the SSI (surgical site infection were also collected. Cases that had at least six months of follow up were included in the study. However in one patient with superficial infection, the drain tip culture was negative. Results: Drain tip culture was positive in total of 18 patients. Three patients had developed deep infection and 10 patients had superficial infection. All three patients with deep infection and 9 out of 10 patients of superficial infection were culture positive. Out of 8 culture positive superficial infections, one had different bacteria identified from the site. Drain tip culture was positive in 3.39% of drains and infection rate was positive in 1.88% of wounds. On statistical analysis we found drain tip culture sensitivity of 90%, specificity of 98.46%, positive predictive value of 52.9% and negative predictive value of 99.8%. Conclusion: Drain tip culture positivity helps in predicting the future chance of developing the infection. If drain tip culture is negative, then there is almost near nil chances of infection. [Int J Res Med Sci 2015; 3(2.000: 409-411

  3. Total synthesis and biological investigation of (-)-promysalin.

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    Steele, Andrew D; Knouse, Kyle W; Keohane, Colleen E; Wuest, William M

    2015-06-17

    Compounds that specifically target pathogenic bacteria are greatly needed, and identifying the method by which they act would provide new avenues of treatment. Herein we report the concise, high-yielding total synthesis (eight steps, 35% yield) of promysalin, a natural product that displays antivirulence phenotypes against pathogenic bacteria. Guided by bioinformatics, four diastereomers were synthesized, and the relative and absolute stereochemistries were confirmed by spectral and biological analysis. Finally, we show for the first time that promysalin displays two antivirulence phenotypes: the dispersion of mature biofilms and the inhibition of pyoverdine production, hinting at a unique pathogenic-specific mechanism of action.

  4. A journey into TQM (total quality management).

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    Jackson, M B

    1994-01-01

    Total quality management (TQM) which has been implemented for some time in industry and more recently in hospitals is just beginning to come to long term care organizations. Directors of Nursing can prepare themselves for such a program in their facility by learning from the experience of long term care facilities that have implemented TQM. This is part one of a two part series which describes the implementation process used and a discussion of problems encountered. The second article which will appear in a later issue describes the experience and findings of one project team-the nursing documentation team.

  5. ARE THERE LIMITS TO TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT ?

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    Firdaus Firdaus

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Although TQM could solve every problems but it does not mean that TQM is unlimited. There are several limitations on TQM application, some examples from international cases is taken to show the failure of TQM implementation. The understanding of TQM philosophy is really necessary. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : Meskipun TQM dapat menyelesaikan semua masalah tetapi bukan berarti bahwa TQM tanpa batas. Ada beberapa keterbatasan penerapan TQM yang berujung pada beberapa kasus dunia yang dapat diambil sebagai contoh dari kegagalan penerapan TQM secara baik dan benar. Untuk itu diperlukan pemahaman filosophi TQM secara tepat. Kata kunci: total quality management, keterbatasan TQM

  6. TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND CONTEMPORARY HOTEL INDUSTRY

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    Ivica Batinić

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Strong competition in the market has caused the development of a new management approach known as Total Quality Management (TQM. Due to importance that quality plays in achieving competitive advantage, the hotel industry started to apply TQM. During the introduction of these systems, hotel companies may use different approaches to suit their own buseiness requirements. In doing so, 'TQM standards' can be used, or various international standards and models of business excellence Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award and European Quality Award.

  7. Periprosthetic osteolysis after total wrist arthroplasty

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    Boeckstyns, Michel E H; Herzberg, Guillaume

    2014-01-01

    Background and Literature Review Periprosthetic osteolysis (PPO) after second- or third-generation total wrist arthroplasty (TWA), with or without evident loosening of the implant components, has previously been reported in the literature, but rarely in a systematic way. Purpose The purpose....... Conclusion Periprosthetic loosening is frequent following a TWA. In our series it was not necessarily associated with implant loosening and seemed to stabilize within 3 years. Close and continued observation is, however, recommended. Level of Evidence Therapeutic IV....

  8. On the total variation dictionary model.

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    Zeng, Tieyong; Ng, Michael K

    2010-03-01

    The goal of this paper is to provide a theoretical study of a total variation (TV) dictionary model. Based on the properties of convex analysis and bounded variation functions, the existence of solutions of the TV dictionary model is proved. We then show that the dual form of the model can be given by the minimization of the sum of the l(1) -norm of the dual solution and the Bregman distance between the curvature of the primal solution and the subdifferential of TV norm of the dual solution. This theoretical result suggests that the dictionary must represent sparsely the curvatures of solution image in order to obtain a better denoising performance.

  9. Total Variation and Tomographic Imaging from Projections

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    Hansen, Per Christian; Jørgensen, Jakob Heide

    2011-01-01

    Total Variation (TV) regularization is a powerful technique for image reconstruction tasks such as denoising, in-painting, and deblurring, because of its ability to produce sharp edges in the images. In this talk we discuss the use of TV regularization for tomographic imaging, where we compute a 2D...... incorporates our prior information about the solution and thus compensates for the loss of accuracy in the data. A consequence is that smaller data acquisition times can be used, thus reducing a patients exposure to X-rays in medical scanning and speeding up non-destructive measurements in materials science....

  10. Total-variation regularization with bound constraints

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    Chartrand, Rick [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wohlberg, Brendt [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    We present a new algorithm for bound-constrained total-variation (TV) regularization that in comparison with its predecessors is simple, fast, and flexible. We use a splitting approach to decouple TV minimization from enforcing the constraints. Consequently, existing TV solvers can be employed with minimal alteration. This also makes the approach straightforward to generalize to any situation where TV can be applied. We consider deblurring of images with Gaussian or salt-and-pepper noise, as well as Abel inversion of radiographs with Poisson noise. We incorporate previous iterative reweighting algorithms to solve the TV portion.

  11. Segmental blood pressure after total hip replacement

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    Gebuhr, Peter Henrik; Soelberg, M; Henriksen, Jens Henrik Sahl

    1992-01-01

    Twenty-nine patients due to have a total hip replacement had their systemic systolic and segmental blood pressures measured prior to operation and 1 and 6 weeks postoperatively. No patients had signs of ischemia. The segmental blood pressure was measured at the ankle and at the toes. A significant...... drop was found in all pressures 1 week postoperatively. The decrease followed the systemic pressure and was restored to normal after 6 weeks. In a group of six patients with preoperatively decreased ankle pressure, a significant transient further decrease in the ankle-toe gradient pressure was found...

  12. Total skin electron irradiation in mycosis fungoides

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    van Vloten, W.A.; Vermeij, J.; de Vroome, H.

    1977-01-01

    Total skin irradiation with fast electrons (4 MeV, 3500 rad) was applied in 10 cases of histologically proven mycosis fungoides without any signs of internal dissemination. The technique is described. Complete disappearance of both lesions and symptoms occurred in all patients after treatment. However, half of the patients relapsed after the initial irradiation and were subsequently treated with a booster dose of 1000 rad 4 MeV electrons or with topical nitrogen mustard. Irradiation with fast electrons seems to be of great importance in the treatment of mycosis fungoides.

  13. Totally nonnegative Grassmannian and Grassmann polytopes

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    Lam, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    These are lecture notes intended to supplement my second lecture at the Current Developments in Mathematics conference in 2014. In the first half of article, we give an introduction to the totally nonnegative Grassmannian together with a survey of some more recent work. In the second half of the article, we give a definition of a Grassmann polytope motivated by work of physicists on the amplituhedron. We propose to use Schubert calculus and canonical bases to replace linear algebra and convexity in the theory of polytopes.

  14. Total Hip Arthroplasty in Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IH

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    S. O'hEireamhoin

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Children affected by mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS type IH (Hurler Syndrome, an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder, are known to experience a range of musculoskeletal manifestations including spinal abnormalities, hand abnormalities, generalised joint stiffness, genu valgum, and hip dysplasia and avascular necrosis. Enzyme therapy, in the form of bone marrow transplantation, significantly increases life expectancy but does not prevent the development of the associated musculoskeletal disorders. We present the case of a 23-year-old woman with a diagnosis of Hurler syndrome with a satisfactory result following uncemented total hip arthroplasty.

  15. Total Synthesis of (-)-Salvinorin A.

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    Line, Nathan J; Burns, Aaron C; Butler, Sean C; Casbohm, Jerry; Forsyth, Craig J

    2016-12-12

    Salvinorin A (1) is natural hallucinogen that binds the human κ-opioid receptor. A total synthesis has been developed that parlays the stereochemistry of l-(+)-tartaric acid into that of (-)-1 via an unprecedented allylic dithiane intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction to obtain the trans-decalin scaffold. Tsuji allylation set the C9 quaternary center and a late-stage stereoselective chiral ligand-assisted addition of a 3-titanium furan upon a C12 aldehyde/C17 methyl ester established the furanyl lactone moiety. The tartrate diol was finally converted into the C1,C2 keto-acetate.

  16. PENDEKATAN TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT PRODUK BROILER TOLAKAN

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    Zeetpy Maisana

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to analyze rejected product in slaughterhouse division using total quality management approach. The secondary data were collected from the company archives and judgmental sampling was used to collect primary data from six experienced respondents. The analysis method used was total quality management, include stratification, Pareto diagrams, control charts, fishbone diagrams, and quality function deployment. The findings of this study showed that the use of line production system by the slaughterhouse to produce the product; where products’ redness/bruises, size uniformity, bloodless feature, incorrect delivery, delivery delay, and damaged package were the cause of product rejection. The strategies ordered based on the priority to improve the management quality are: tools repair and replacement, creating quality based projects, build an information system between the production lines, training and seminar. The managerial implications of the study suggested the slaughterhouse to replace or repair the plucker, scalder and automatic weighing machine. It also suggested the slaughterhouse to tighten the span of control in the chilling room to maintain product freshness.Keywords: rejected product analysis, TQM, QFD, chicken slaughterhouse, carcassABSTRAKPenelitian ini bertujuan menganalisis produk tolakan pada rumah potong ayam melalui pendekatan total quality management. Pengumpulan data sekunder penelitian diperoleh dari arsip perusahaan dan judgemental sampling digunakan terhadap enam responden ahli untuk memperoleh data primer penelitian. Metode analisis data yang digunakan total quality management, meliputi stratifikasi, diagram pareto, peta kendali, diagram tulang ikan, dan quality function deployment.  Hasil penelitian menunjukkan penggunaan sistem lini produksi pada proses produksi di perusahaan, dimana memar pada produk, keseragaman ukuran, kesegaran produk, pengiriman tidak sesuai pesanan

  17. Total Ankle Arthroplasty: An Imaging Overview.

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    Kim, Da-Rae; Choi, Yun Sun; Potter, Hollis G; Li, Angela E; Chun, Ka-Young; Jung, Yoon Young; Kim, Jin-Su; Young, Ki-Won

    2016-01-01

    With advances in implant technology, total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) has become an increasingly popular alternative to arthrodesis for the management of end-stage ankle arthritis. However, reports in the literature do not focus on the imaging features of TAA. Through a literature review, we demonstrate basic design features of the current ankle arthroplasty system, and the normal and abnormal postoperative imaging features associated with such devices. Pre- and postoperative evaluations of ankle arthroplasty mainly include radiography; in addition, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging provide further characterization of imaging abnormalities. Familiarization with multimodal imaging features of frequent procedural complications at various postoperative intervals is important in radiological practice.

  18. Total on-line purchasing system (TOPS)

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    Collins, N.

    1995-11-01

    The Information Management Division (IMD) at LLNL is developing a new purchasing system for the Procurement Department. The first major development of this new system is called, {open_quotes}Total On-Line Purchasing System{close_quotes} (TOPS). TOPS will help speed up the requisitioning process by having requisitions electronically entered by requesters and electronically sent to buyers to be put on Purchase Orders. The new purchasing system will use Electronic Commerce (EC)/Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), to help increase transaction flows for shipping notices, RFQs, Quotes, Purchase Orders, and Invoices. ANSI X.12 is the EDI standard that this new EC will use.

  19. Total hip arthroplasty after previous fracture surgery.

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    Krause, Peter C; Braud, Jared L; Whatley, John M

    2015-04-01

    Total hip arthroplasty can be a very effective salvage treatment for both failed fracture surgery and hip arthritis that may occur after prior fracture surgery. The rate of complications is significantly increased including especially infection, dislocation, and loosening. Complications are more likely to occur after failed open reduction and internal fixation than after posttraumatic arthritis. Adequately ruling out infection before hip arthroplasty can be difficult. The best predictor of infection is a prior infection. Long-term outcomes can be comparable to outcomes in other conditions if complications are avoided.

  20. Total ankle arthroplasty: An imaging overview

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    Kim, Da Rae; Choi, Yun Sun; Chun, Ka Young; Jung, Yoon Young; Kim, Jin Su; Young, Ki Won [Eulji Hospital, Eulji University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Potter, Hollis G.; Li, Angela E. [Dept. of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York (United States)

    2016-06-15

    With advances in implant technology, total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) has become an increasingly popular alternative to arthrodesis for the management of end-stage ankle arthritis. However, reports in the literature do not focus on the imaging features of TAA. Through a literature review, we demonstrate basic design features of the current ankle arthroplasty system, and the normal and abnormal postoperative imaging features associated with such devices. Pre- and postoperative evaluations of ankle arthroplasty mainly include radiography; in addition, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging provide further characterization of imaging abnormalities. Familiarization with multimodal imaging features of frequent procedural complications at various postoperative intervals is important in radiological practice.

  1. Total Pelvic Exenteration for Gynecologic Malignancies

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    Elisabeth J. Diver

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Total pelvic exenteration (PE is a radical operation, involving en bloc resection of pelvic organs, including reproductive structures, bladder, and rectosigmoid. In gynecologic oncology, it is most commonly indicated for the treatment of advanced primary or locally recurrent cancer. Careful patient selection and counseling are of paramount importance when considering someone for PE. Part of the evaluation process includes comprehensive assessment to exclude unresectable or metastatic disease. PE can be curative for carefully selected patients with gynecologic cancers. Major complications can be seen in as many as 50% of patients undergoing PE, underscoring the need to carefully discuss risks and benefits of this procedure with patients considering exenterative surgery.

  2. Lower Limb Ischaemia Complicating Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    Shiu-Wai Chan

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This article is about two patients having vascular injuries complicating total hip arthroplasty because of intraoperative indirect injuries. One patient had a delayed presentation of acute lower limb ischaemia, in which he required amputation of his left second toe because of ischaemic gangrene. The other patient had acute lower limb ischaemia leading to permanent muscle and nerve damage because of delayed recognition. Both patients had vascular interventions for the indirect vascular injuries. Preoperative workup for suspicious underlying peripheral vascular disease, intraoperative precautions, and perioperative period of vascular status monitoring are essential for prevention and early detection of such sinister events.

  3. Consumo e digestibilidade total e parcial de dietas utilizando farelo de girassol e três fontes de energia em novilhos confinados Intake, total and partial digestibility of diets with sunflower meal and three energy sources in confined steers

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    Ana Rosália Mendes

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se o consumo alimentar, a digestibilidade parcial e total e o balanço de nitrogênio, em novilhos confinados. Foram utilizados três novilhos de corte cruzados, canulados no rúmen e no duodeno, distribuídos em dois delineamentos em quadrado latino 3 x 3. As dietas experimentais foram constituídas de 60% de silagem de milho, tendo como fonte de proteína o farelo de girassol e, como fonte de energia, o milho (MI. O milho foi substituído parcialmente pela casca de soja (CS ou pelo farelo de gérmen de milho (FGM. Quatro indicadores internos (lignina e FDA, FDN e lignina indigestíveis foram submetidos a 144 horas de digestão in vitro, para estimativa da digestibilidade parcial e total das dietas. Houve maior ingestão dos componentes fibrosos na dieta CS, porém não foi observado efeito sobre o consumo de matéria seca. A lignina subestimou significativamente a digestibilidade. A utilização da FDAi, FDNi e lignina-i para estimar a digestibilidade total é viável, no entanto, a FDAi e lignina-i não estimaram adequadamente as digestibilidades parciais. Houve efeito significativo na digestibilidade ruminal da FDA, com valores mais elevados para CS e semelhantes para FGM, em relação à dieta MI. A digestibilidade total da FDA foi maior na dieta CS, porém, as digestibilidades dos demais componentes não foram afetadas pelas diferentes fontes energéticas. Não houve diferença significativa para a digestibilidade da energia e nos valores obtidos de NDT, com média de 61,5%. A casca de soja e o farelo de gérmen de milho, em substituição parcial do milho, mostraram-se fontes alternativas satisfatórias para a inclusão na dieta de bovinos.Feed intake, partial and total digestibility and nitrogen balance were evaluated in confined steers. Three crossbreed steers, rumen and duodenum cannulated, were allotted to two 3 x 3 Latin square experimental design. The experimental diets were composed by corn silage (60% and concentrate

  4. Renal function after elective total hip replacement

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    Perregaard, Helene; Damholt, Mette B; Solgaard, Søren

    2016-01-01

    Background and purpose - Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with increased short-term and long-term mortality in intensive care populations and in several surgical specialties, but there are very few data concerning orthopedic populations. We have studied the incidence of AKI and the prevale......Background and purpose - Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with increased short-term and long-term mortality in intensive care populations and in several surgical specialties, but there are very few data concerning orthopedic populations. We have studied the incidence of AKI...... involving all primary elective total hip replacements performed from January 2003 through December 2012. Patient demographics and creatinine values were registered. We evaluated the presence of CKD and AKI according to the international guidelines for kidney disease (KDIGO Acute Kidney Injury Workgroup 2013...... reduced kidney function, was seen in 374 individuals (11%). Interpretation - Development of acute kidney injury appears to be a substantial problem compared to other complications related to elective total hip arthroplasty, i.e. luxation and infection. Patients with pre-existing chronic kidney disease may...

  5. Deformation analysis with Total Least Squares

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    M. Acar

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Deformation analysis is one of the main research fields in geodesy. Deformation analysis process comprises measurement and analysis phases. Measurements can be collected using several techniques. The output of the evaluation of the measurements is mainly point positions. In the deformation analysis phase, the coordinate changes in the point positions are investigated. Several models or approaches can be employed for the analysis. One approach is based on a Helmert or similarity coordinate transformation where the displacements and the respective covariance matrix are transformed into a unique datum. Traditionally a Least Squares (LS technique is used for the transformation procedure. Another approach that could be introduced as an alternative methodology is the Total Least Squares (TLS that is considerably a new approach in geodetic applications. In this study, in order to determine point displacements, 3-D coordinate transformations based on the Helmert transformation model were carried out individually by the Least Squares (LS and the Total Least Squares (TLS, respectively. The data used in this study was collected by GPS technique in a landslide area located nearby Istanbul. The results obtained from these two approaches have been compared.

  6. Cortical bone total ossicular replacement prosthesis

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    Manu Malhotra

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Evaluate an autologous cortical bone total ossicular replacement prosthesis (B TORP made of cortical bone for cost effective and sustainable hearing results. Materials and Methods: A prospective study was undertaken in the patients who underwent tympanoplasty with new B-TORP from January 2011 to December 2011. All patients had an absent superstructure of the stapes and long process of the incus due to chronic otitis media. Totally 40 patients were evaluated. Hearing results were evaluated using four-frequency average pure tone air conduction and air-bone gap (ABG measured at 0.5, 1, 2, and 3 kHz after a period of 12 months. Pre- and post-operative continuous variables were compared using a paired t-test and data from unequal groups were assessed for significant differences using unpaired t-test. Results: Successful rehabilitation of the ABG to 20 dB or less was achieved in 95% of patients. Overall mean improvement in ABG was 25.8 ± 5.6 dB, which was statistically significant (t = 26.8, P 0.5. Conclusion: The new autologous B-TORP provides sustainable hearing improvement and is bio-compatible, stable, and magnetic resonance imaging compatible.

  7. Imaging of total colonic Hirschsprung disease

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    Stranzinger, Enno; DiPietro, Michael A.; Strouse, Peter J. [University of Michigan Health System, Section of Pediatric Radiology, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Teitelbaum, Daniel H. [University of Michigan Health System, Section of Pediatric Surgery, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

    2008-11-15

    Hirschsprung disease (HD) is a functional obstruction of the bowel caused by the absence of intrinsic enteric ganglion cells. The diagnosis of total colonic HD (TCHD) based on contrast enemas is difficult in newborns because radiological findings vary. To evaluate the radiographic and contrast enema findings in patients with pathologically proven TCHD. From 1966 to 2007, 17 records from a total of 31 patients with TCHD were retrospectively evaluated for diameter and shape of the colon, diameter of the small bowel, bowel wall contour, ileal reflux, abdominal calcifications, pneumoperitoneum, filling defects, transitional zones and rectosigmoid index. Three colonic patterns of TCHD were found: microcolon, question-mark-shape colon and normal caliber colon. Additional findings included spasmodic colon, ileal reflux, delayed evacuation and abdominal calcifications. Colonic transitional zones were found in eight patients with TCHD. The diagnosis of TCHD is difficult to establish by contrast enema studies. The length of the aganglionic small bowel and the age of the patient can influence the radiological findings in TCHD. The transitional zone and the rectosigmoid index can be false-positive in TCHD. The colon can appear normal. Consider TCHD if the contrast enema study is normal but the patient remains symptomatic and other causes of distal bowel obstruction have been excluded. (orig.)

  8. Annular and Total Solar Eclipses of 2010

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    Espenak, Fred; Anderson, J.

    2008-01-01

    While most NASA eclipse bulletins cover a single eclipse, this publication presents predictions for two solar eclipses during 2010. This has required a different organization of the material into the following sections. Section 1 -- Eclipse Predictions: The section consists of a general discussion about the eclipse path maps, Besselian elements, shadow contacts, eclipse path tables, local circumstances tables, and the lunar limb profile. Section 2 -- Annular Solar Eclipse of 2010 Ja n 15: The section covers predictions and weather prospects for the annular eclipse. Section 3 -- Total Solar Eclipse of 2010 Jul 11: The se ction covers predictions and weather prospects for the total eclipse. Section 4 -- Observing Eclipses: The section provides information on eye safety, solar filters, eclipse photography, and making contact timings from the path limits. Section 5 -- Eclipse Resources: The final section contains a number of resources including information on the IAU Working Group on Eclipses, the Solar Eclipse Mailing List, the NASA eclipse bulletins on the Internet, Web sites for the two 2010 eclipses, and a summary identifying the algorithms, ephemerides, and paramete rs used in the eclipse predictions.

  9. Reduction Methods for Total Reaction Cross Sections

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    Gomes, P. R. S.; Mendes Junior, D. R.; Canto, L. F.; Lubian, J.; de Faria, P. N.

    2016-03-01

    The most frequently used methods to reduce fusion and total reaction excitation functions were investigated in a very recent paper Canto et al. (Phys Rev C 92:014626, 2015). These methods are widely used to eliminate the influence of masses and charges in comparisons of cross sections for weakly bound and tightly bound systems. This study reached two main conclusions. The first is that the fusion function method is the most successful procedure to reduce fusion cross sections. Applying this method to theoretical cross sections of single channel calculations, one obtains a system independent curve (the fusion function), that can be used as a benchmark to fusion data. The second conclusion was that none of the reduction methods available in the literature is able to provide a universal curve for total reaction cross sections. The reduced single channel cross sections keep a strong dependence of the atomic and mass numbers of the collision partners, except for systems in the same mass range. In the present work we pursue this problem further, applying the reduction methods to systems within a limited mass range. We show that, under these circumstances, the reduction of reaction data may be very useful.

  10. Total body irradiation for children with malignancies

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    Sanuki, Eiichi; Maeno, Toshio; Kamata, Rikisaburo; Tanaka, Yoshiaki; Mugishima, Hideo [Nihon Univ., Tokyo (Japan). School of Medicine

    1995-12-01

    Total body irradiation combined with high dose chemotherapy has been performed just before bone marrow transplantation in 35 children with advanced malignancies, with the object of achieving successful transplantation and improving the prognosis. Simulation was performed as follows: back scatter, flatness, dose accumulation using randophantom and dose distribution using a thermo-luminescence dosimeter and linac-graphy. The standard error of dose distribution was within 10%. In neuroblastoma, of which there were 14 cases in stage IV and one case in stage III, the 5-year survival rate was 55%. In leukemia, of which all cases were in the high-risk group (7 cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and 2 of acute myeloblastic leukemia) the 5-year survival rate was 55%. The 5 cases having first remission survived disease-free while the 4 cases having non-first remission died. In malignant lymphoma (6 cases in stage IV and one case in stage III, with bulky mass) the 5-year survival rate was 67%. Four cases with other diagnoses (severe aplastic anemia, and others) all survived. As yet no side effects resulting from total body irradiation have been recognized in our cases, but a longer follow-up period is necessary to observe possible late side effects. (author).

  11. Lubrication regimes in lumbar total disc arthroplasty.

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    Shaheen, A; Shepherd, D E T

    2007-08-01

    A number of total disc arthroplasty devices have been developed. Some concern has been expressed that wear may be a potential failure mode for these devices, as has been seen with hip arthroplasty. The aim of this paper was to investigate the lubrication regimes that occur in lumbar total disc arthroplasty devices. The disc arthroplasty was modelled as a ball-and-socket joint. Elastohydrodynamic lubrication theory was used to calculate the minimum film thickness of the fluid between the bearing surfaces. The lubrication regime was then determined for different material combinations, size of implant, and trunk velocity. Disc arthroplasties with a metal-polymer or metal-metal material combination operate with a boundary lubrication regime. A ceramic-ceramic material combination has the potential to operate with fluid-film lubrication. Disc arthroplasties with a metal-polymer or metal-metal material combination are likely to generate wear debris. In future, it is worth considering a ceramic-ceramic material combination as this is likely to reduce wear.

  12. Previous gastric bypass surgery complicating total thyroidectomy.

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    Alfonso, Bianca; Jacobson, Adam S; Alon, Eran E; Via, Michael A

    2015-03-01

    Hypocalcemia is a well-known complication of total thyroidectomy. Patients who have previously undergone gastric bypass surgery may be at increased risk of hypocalcemia due to gastrointestinal malabsorption, secondary hyperparathyroidism, and an underlying vitamin D deficiency. We present the case of a 58-year-old woman who underwent a total thyroidectomy for the follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Her history included Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Following the thyroid surgery, she developed postoperative hypocalcemia that required large doses of oral calcium carbonate (7.5 g/day), oral calcitriol (up to 4 μg/day), intravenous calcium gluconate (2.0 g/day), calcium citrate (2.0 g/day), and ergocalciferol (50,000 IU/day). Her serum calcium levels remained normal on this regimen after hospital discharge despite persistent hypoparathyroidism. Bariatric surgery patients who undergo thyroid surgery require aggressive supplementation to maintain normal serum calcium levels. Preoperative supplementation with calcium and vitamin D is strongly recommended.

  13. Methods development for total organic carbon accountability

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    Benson, Brian L.; Kilgore, Melvin V., Jr.

    1991-01-01

    This report describes the efforts completed during the contract period beginning November 1, 1990 and ending April 30, 1991. Samples of product hygiene and potable water from WRT 3A were supplied by NASA/MSFC prior to contract award on July 24, 1990. Humidity condensate samples were supplied on August 3, 1990. During the course of this contract chemical analyses were performed on these samples to qualitatively determine specific components comprising, the measured organic carbon concentration. In addition, these samples and known standard solutions were used to identify and develop methodology useful to future comprehensive characterization of similar samples. Standard analyses including pH, conductivity, and total organic carbon (TOC) were conducted. Colorimetric and enzyme linked assays for total protein, bile acid, B-hydroxybutyric acid, methylene blue active substances (MBAS), urea nitrogen, ammonia, and glucose were also performed. Gas chromatographic procedures for non-volatile fatty acids and EPA priority pollutants were also performed. Liquid chromatography was used to screen for non-volatile, water soluble compounds not amenable to GC techniques. Methods development efforts were initiated to separate and quantitate certain chemical classes not classically analyzed in water and wastewater samples. These included carbohydrates, organic acids, and amino acids. Finally, efforts were initiated to identify useful concentration techniques to enhance detection limits and recovery of non-volatile, water soluble compounds.

  14. Extensor mechanism allograft in total knee arthroplasty

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    Helito, Camilo Partezani; Gobbi, Riccardo Gomes; Tozi, Mateus Ramos; Félix, Alessandro Monterroso; Angelini, Fábio Janson; Pécora, José Ricardo

    2013-01-01

    Objective To analyze the experience with allograft transplantation of the extensor mechanism in total knee arthroplasty and compare results with the international experience. Methods We retrospectively evaluated three cases of extensor mechanism allograft after total knee arthroplasty performed in our hospital with the aid of one of the few tissue banks in Brazil and attempt to establish whether our experiences were similar to others reported in the world literature regarding patient indication, techniques, and outcomes. Results Two cases went well with the adopted procedure, and one case showed bad results and progressed to amputation. As shown in the literature, the adequate tension of the graft, appropriate tibial fixation and especially the adequate patient selection are the better predictors of good outcomes. Previous chronic infection can be an unfavorable predictor. Conclusion This surgical procedure has precise indication, albeit uncommon, either because of the rarity of the problem or because of the low availability of allografts, due to the scarcity of tissue banks in Brazil. Level of Evidence IV, Case Series. PMID:24453688

  15. Total Site Heat Integration Considering Pressure Drops

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    Kew Hong Chew

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Pressure drop is an important consideration in Total Site Heat Integration (TSHI. This is due to the typically large distances between the different plants and the flow across plant elevations and equipment, including heat exchangers. Failure to consider pressure drop during utility targeting and heat exchanger network (HEN synthesis may, at best, lead to optimistic energy targets, and at worst, an inoperable system if the pumps or compressors cannot overcome the actual pressure drop. Most studies have addressed the pressure drop factor in terms of pumping cost, forbidden matches or allowable pressure drop constraints in the optimisation of HEN. This study looks at the implication of pressure drop in the context of a Total Site. The graphical Pinch-based TSHI methodology is extended to consider the pressure drop factor during the minimum energy requirement (MER targeting stage. The improved methodology provides a more realistic estimation of the MER targets and valuable insights for the implementation of the TSHI design. In the case study, when pressure drop in the steam distribution networks is considered, the heating and cooling duties increase by 14.5% and 4.5%.

  16. A Combination of Varying Column Pressure and Total Reflux—Total Efflux in Batch Distillation Operation

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    ZHANGWeijiang; QUHongmei; 等

    2002-01-01

    A novel operation of batch distillation-combination of varying colum pressure and total reflux-total efflux is studied experimentally. In the operation, the product is accumulated at the top of the column under total reflux and then drained off completely, and the column pressure is varying in the whole process. This process has been industrialized successfully with large profits. The conventional mode of batch distillation is improved by this method effectively: the separation eficiency and the yield of product are increased greatly, the operation time is shortened and the production cost is cut down. Moreover, the amount of condensation water is decreased and the over-high reboiler temperature is lowered.

  17. Usefulness of magnetic resonance cholangiography in the diagnosis of biliary tract lesions in patients with suspected complication following cholecystectomy; Valor da colangiopancreatografia por ressonancia magnetica no diagnostico de lesoes das vias biliares em pacientes com suspeita de complicacao pos-colecistectomia

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    Cecin, Alexandre de Oliveira [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil); Goldman, Suzan Menasce; Caetano, Simone; Rosas, George de Queiroz; Coelho, Rafael Darahem de Souza [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Diagnostico por Imagem; Lobo, Edson Jose [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Gastroenterologia Cirurgica; Abdalla, Nitamar; Szejnfeld, Jacob [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Diagnostico por Imagem

    2005-01-15

    Objective: to determine the usefulness of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in the diagnoses of bile duct injuries following cholecystectomy. Material and method: MRCP was retrospectively evaluated in 40 patients with suspected bile duct injury after laparoscopic or conventional cholecystectomy. Eight of these patients had been submitted to biliary reconstruction. All patients were symptomatic (jaundice, fever and chills, weight loss and abdominal pain). The scans were independently reviewed by two radiologists. The results were confirmed by surgery, percutaneous drainage, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and clinical follow-up. The level and severity of bile duct injury were rated according to the Bismuth classification. Results: in a total of 40 symptomatic patients, 10 (25%) had normal findings on MRCP; Postoperative complications were seen in 29 (72.5%) patients, seven of them with more than one finding. Pancreatic head neoplasia was diagnoses in one patient. The most frequent finding was sclerosing (41.4%) followed by biliary duct stenosis (34.5%), residual or recurrent biliary stones (31.0%) and fluid collections (17.2%). The images obtained by MRCP were considered of good quality. Conclusion: MRCP is an effective method for the evaluation of patients with suspected postcholecystectomy biliary tract complications. (author)

  18. Total hemispherical emissivity of Inconel 718

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    Keller, Benjamin P.; Nelson, Shawn E.; Walton, Kyle L.; Ghosh, Tushar K.; Tompson, Robert V.; Loyalka, Sudarshan K., E-mail: LoyalkaS@missouri.edu

    2015-06-15

    Highlights: • We have measured the total hemispherical emissivity for Inconel 718 from about 600–1250 K. • Oxidation in air at 1073 K resulted in an increase in emissivity. • Sandblasting of Inconel 718 was also observed to increase the emissivity. • Coating of graphite powder onto the ‘as-received’ Inconel 718 showed no increase in the emissivity. • Coating of graphite powder onto the 220 grit sandblasted Inconel 718 did show an increase in emissivity. - Abstract: Total hemispherical emissivity for Inconel 718 was measured in anticipation of its application in Very High Temperature Gas Reactors (VHTRs). A majority of current emissivity data for Inconel 718 is in the form of spectral measurements. The data presented here were obtained with an experimental apparatus based on the standard ASTM C835-06 for total hemispherical emittance. Measurements of Inconel 718 were made for four different surface types including: (i) ‘as-received’ from the manufacturer, (ii) oxidized in air and humidified helium, (iii) sandblasted with aluminum oxide powder, and (iv) with a thin coating of nuclear grade graphite powder (grade NGB-18). The emissivity for the ‘as-received’ sample ranged from 0.21 to 0.28 in the temperature interval from 760 K to 1275 K. Oxidation in air at 1073 K resulted in an increase in emissivity into the range from 0.2 at 650 K to 0.52 at 1200 K. There was no dependence on the oxidation times studied here. Oxidation with humidified helium at 1073 K produced less of an increase in emissivity than the oxidation in air but there was an increase up to the range from 0.2 at 600 K to 0.35 at 1200 K. Sandblasting of Inconel 718 was also observed to increase the emissivity up to the range from 0.43 at 780 K to 0.53 at 1270 K when 60 grit sized powder was used and up to the range from 0.45 at 683 K to 0.57 at 1267 K when 120 and 220 grit sized powders were used. Coating of graphite powder onto the ‘as-received’ Inconel 718 showed no increase

  19. Evaluation of salivary sialic acid, total protein, and total sugar in oral cancer: A preliminary report

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    Sanjay P

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Detection of cancer at the early stage is of utmost importance to decrease the morbidity and mortality of the disease. Apart from the conventional biopsy, noninvasive methods like analysis of saliva may provide a cost-effective approach for screening a large population. Thus, this study aimed to estimate salivary levels of sialic acid, total protein, and total sugar in the oral cancer patients and in healthy control group to evaluate their role in diagnosis and prognosis of oral cancer. Study Design: Unstimulated whole saliva samples were collected from 30 healthy controls (Group I and 30 squamous cell carcinoma patients (group II. Estimations of salivary levels of sialic acid, total protein, and total sugar were performed. This was correlated histopathologically with the grades of carcinoma. Statistical Analysis and Results: The Student′s ′ t ′ test and multivariate regression analysis were performed. The results showed that salivary levels of total protein, total sugar, protein-bound sialic acid, and free sialic acid were significantly higher in oral cancer patients compared to those of normal healthy controls ( P values in all the results were less than 0.001. The salivary free sialic acid levels were found to be significantly higher in well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma than in moderately differentiated carcinoma ( P < 0.001. However, protein-bound sialic acid, total proteins, and total sugars did not show any statistical significance between well and moderately differentiated carcinomas. Conclusion: Biochemical analysis of saliva can be used in early detection of cancer and is best correlated with histopathological degree of squamous cell carcinoma.

  20. Positron interactions with water–total elastic, total inelastic, and elastic differential cross section measurements

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    Tattersall, Wade [Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia); Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, 4810 Queensland (Australia); Chiari, Luca [Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia (Australia); Machacek, J. R.; Anderson, Emma; Sullivan, James P. [Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia); White, Ron D. [Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, 4810 Queensland (Australia); Brunger, M. J. [Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia (Australia); Institute of Mathematical Sciences, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Buckman, Stephen J. [Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia); Institute of Mathematical Sciences, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Garcia, Gustavo [Instituto de Fısica Fundamental, Consejo Superior de Investigationes Cientıficas (CSIC), Serrano 113-bis, E-28006 Madrid (Spain); Blanco, Francisco [Departamento de Fısica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid (Spain)

    2014-01-28

    Utilising a high-resolution, trap-based positron beam, we have measured both elastic and inelastic scattering of positrons from water vapour. The measurements comprise differential elastic, total elastic, and total inelastic (not including positronium formation) absolute cross sections. The energy range investigated is from 1 eV to 60 eV. Comparison with theory is made with both R-Matrix and distorted wave calculations, and with our own application of the Independent Atom Model for positron interactions.

  1. Positron interactions with water-total elastic, total inelastic, and elastic differential cross section measurements.

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    Tattersall, Wade; Chiari, Luca; Machacek, J R; Anderson, Emma; White, Ron D; Brunger, M J; Buckman, Stephen J; Garcia, Gustavo; Blanco, Francisco; Sullivan, James P

    2014-01-28

    Utilising a high-resolution, trap-based positron beam, we have measured both elastic and inelastic scattering of positrons from water vapour. The measurements comprise differential elastic, total elastic, and total inelastic (not including positronium formation) absolute cross sections. The energy range investigated is from 1 eV to 60 eV. Comparison with theory is made with both R-Matrix and distorted wave calculations, and with our own application of the Independent Atom Model for positron interactions.

  2. Single-incision total laparoscopic hysterectomy

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    Sinha Rakesh

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is an alternative to conventional multiport laparoscopy. Single-access laparoscopy using a transumbilical port affords maximum cosmetic benefits because the surgical incision is hidden in the umbilicus. The advantages of single-access laparoscopic surgery may include less bleeding, infection, and hernia formation and better cosmetic outcome and less pain. The disadvantages and limitations include longer surgery time, difficulty in learning the technique, and the need for specialized instruments. Ongoing refinement of the surgical technique and instrumentation is likely to expand its role in gynecologic surgery in the future. We perform single-incision total laparoscopic hysterectomy using three ports in the single transumbilical incision.

  3. THE MAIN PRINCIPLES OF TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

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    Andrei DIAMANDESCU

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays the industry is one of the main economic sectors, with a major contribution to achieving and maintaining a high rate of economic growth. The processing industry operation to high economic performance requires changes in structural terms, the re-engineering of processes and management. In this regard, one of the main actions taken at the level of companies in the manufacturing industry is the implementation of quality systems. Practicing quality management system not only allows businesses to react to changes taking place in business, but also to inflict them by the controlling of the future. This paper aims to analyze the principles of Total Quality Management – TQM and will highlight the advantages that organizations could obtain by applying each principle separately in the process of management.

  4. Total shoulder replacement in rheumatoid arthritis

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    Sneppen, O; Fruensgaard, S; Johannsen, Hans Viggo

    1996-01-01

    A prospective study of 62 Neer mark II total shoulder arthroplasties performed during the period from 1981 to 1990 on 51 patients with rheumatoid arthritis was undertaken to evaluate factors associated with component loosening and proximal humeral migration. Thirty-two (51%) showed proximal...... migration of the humerus before surgery was performed. The mean follow-up time was 92 months (range 52 to 139 months). The results revealed proximal migration in 55% of the patients (34 shoulders), and 40% (25 shoulders) showed progressive radiographic loosening of the glenoid component. Five of 12 press......-fit humeral components demonstrated progressive radiographic loosening, whereas no signs of loosening were found in 50 cemented humeral components. In spite of progressive component loosening and progressive migration, this study demonstrated good pain relief in 89% of the patients (55 shoulders) and also...

  5. Postoperative pain treatment after total hip arthroplasty

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    Højer Karlsen, Anders Peder; Geisler, Anja; Petersen, Pernille Lykke

    2015-01-01

    Treatment of postoperative pain should rely on results from randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses of high scientific quality. The efficacy of a particular intervention may depend on the type of surgical procedure, which supports the reporting of "procedure-specific" interventions. The aim...... of this systematic review was to document the procedure-specific evidence for analgesic interventions after total hip arthroplasty (THA). This PRISMA-compliant and PROSPERO-registered review includes randomized placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) of medication-based analgesic interventions after THA. Endpoints were......, and lumbar plexus block reduced nausea and pruritus. The GRADE-rated quality of evidence ranged from low to very low throughout the analyses. This review demonstrated, that some analgesic interventions may have the capacity to reduce mean opioid requirements and/or mean pain intensity compared with controls...

  6. Total synthesis of the Daphniphyllum alkaloid daphenylline

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    Lu, Zhaoyong; Li, Yong; Deng, Jun; Li, Ang

    2013-08-01

    The Daphniphyllum alkaloids are a large class of natural products isolated from a genus of evergreen plants widely used in Chinese herbal medicine. They display a remarkable range of biological activities, including anticancer, antioxidant, and vasorelaxation properties as well as elevation of nerve growth factor. Daphenylline is a structurally unique member among the predominately aliphatic Daphniphyllum alkaloids, and contains a tetrasubstituted arene moiety mounted on a sterically compact hexacyclic scaffold. Herein, we describe the first total synthesis of daphenylline. A gold-catalysed 6-exo-dig cyclization reaction and a subsequent intramolecular Michael addition reaction, inspired by Dixon's seminal work, were exploited to construct the bridged 6,6,5-tricyclic motif of the natural product at an early stage, and the aromatic moiety was forged through a photoinduced olefin isomerization/6π-electrocyclization cascade followed by an oxidative aromatization process.

  7. Pathology of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion

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    Kenichi Sakakura

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available There is an increasing need for percutaneous revascularization procedures of coronary Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO, because many patients with severe coronary artery disease have limited options for revascularization. Although the success rate of percutaneous revascularization of CTOs was unsatisfactory from the 1990s to the 2000s, recent technological advances in interventional strategies have improved the success rate to 85%. Detailed histological assessment of human autopsy studies of CTO has contributed significantly to the refinement in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI techniques and device development. We have recently reported the pathological findings and characteristics of CTOs that occur in different clinical scenarios. In this review, we discuss the pathology of CTOs to facilitate greater understanding of revascularization strategies for CTOs.

  8. Imagery limitations in totally congenitally blind subjects.

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    De Beni, R; Cornoldi, C

    1988-10-01

    Research on totally blind subjects performing tasks that involve visual imagery has often shown that they do not behave differently from matched sighted subjects, even when their blindness is congenital. If visual imagery is based on visual perception, such tasks may not required visual imagery. In the present article visual images are considered as representations maintaining some properties of visible objects and constructed on the basis of information from various sources. Owing to the absence of visual experience, the limitations of such representations are explored in a series of experiments requiring memorization of single nouns, pairs of nouns, or triplets of nouns associated with a cue noun. Recall by blind subjects was impaired when multiple interactive images (with noun pairs and triplets) are formed. The poorer recall of blind subjects reflected also loss of order information. Recall was better for both groups with locative noun cues and high-imagery targets.

  9. Extensor mechanism disruption after total knee arthroplasty.

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    Bates, Michael D; Springer, Bryan D

    2015-02-01

    Extensor mechanism disruption is a rare and potentially devastating complication associated with total knee arthroplasty. Disruption can occur at the quadriceps or patellar tendons or, in the setting of a fracture, at the patella. Recognition of the risk factors for disruption and prevention via meticulous surgical technique are critical to avoid this complication. Various management techniques and the challenges associated with treatment have been described. Nonsurgical management consists of the use of walking aids and/or knee braces, which may not be acceptable for the active patient. Surgical options include primary repair and reconstructive techniques using allograft, autograft, synthetic material, and gastrocnemius rotational flaps. However, no single method has reliably demonstrated satisfactory outcomes. Although research on reconstructive procedures with synthetic materials has been promising, further study is need to assess the use of these materials.

  10. Modeling total expenditure on warranty claims

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    Mitra, Abhimanyu

    2010-01-01

    We approximate the distribution of total expenditure of a retail company over warranty claims incurred in a fixed period [0, T], say the following quarter. We consider two kinds of warranty policies, namely, the non-renewing free replacement warranty policy and the non-renewing pro-rata warranty policy. Our approximation holds under modest assumptions on the distribution of the sales process of the warranted item and the nature of arrivals of warranty claims. We propose a method of using historical data to statistically estimate the parameters of the approximate distribution. Our methodology is applied to the warranty claims data from a large car manufacturer for a single car model and model year.

  11. Total quality management in clinical virology laboratories.

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    Tibbets, M W; Gomez, R; Kannangai, R; Sridharan, G

    2006-10-01

    The diagnostic laboratories in India are progressively promoting higher standards and are moving towards accreditation and international acceptance. Hence, the concept of "Quality" will need to be understood and implemented. Total quality management (TQM) in a laboratory is an integrated program involving all laboratory staff and management. TQM is a framework to operate and it is aiming for integration, consistency, increase in efficiency and a continuous drive for improvement. A well structured clinical virology service will include serology setup, cell culture facility and capacity for molecular diagnosis. The quality of results from the laboratory is significantly influenced by many pre-analytical and post-analytical factors which needed attention. The end goal of the TQM should be to provide the best care possible for the patient.

  12. UPRE method for total variation parameter selection

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    Wohlberg, Brendt [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lin, Youzuo [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01

    Total Variation (TV) Regularization is an important method for solving a wide variety of inverse problems in image processing. In order to optimize the reconstructed image, it is important to choose the optimal regularization parameter. The Unbiased Predictive Risk Estimator (UPRE) has been shown to give a very good estimate of this parameter for Tikhonov Regularization. In this paper we propose an approach to extend UPRE method to the TV problem. However, applying the extended UPRE is impractical in the case of inverse problems such as de blurring, due to the large scale of the associated linear problem. We also propose an approach to reducing the large scale problem to a small problem, significantly reducing computational requirements while providing a good approximation to the original problem.

  13. Strategies for Revision Total Ankle Replacement

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    Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available As the frequency of primary total ankle replacement (TAR continues to build, revision will become more commonplace. At present there are no “standard principles” associated with revision TAR. What is clear is that the current approaches are technically complex, fraught with complications and no one approach represents the only answer. Exchange of TAR metallic components to the same system standard or dedicated revision components are viable options with limited occurrence of complications. Explantation and conversion to custom-design long stemmed components has limited availability. Explantation and conversion to another TAR system is high-risk and has strong potential for complications. The use of metal reinforced polymethylmethacrylate cement augmentation of failed TAR systems and tibio-talo-calcaneal arthrodesis should be reserved for very select situations where other options are not possible. There is a real need for long-term survivorship following revision TAR and future efforts ought to be directed in this area.

  14. STUDY ON TOTAL SEDIMENT TRANSPORT BY FLOW

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    2001-01-01

    Total sediment transport under the action of flow includes generally three forms of sediment transport, suspended load, density current and bed load. How to realize simultaneously these three forms of sediment movement in an identical physical model was studied in this paper. For the suspended load, fall and pickup similarities were used to design sediment gradation, and similarities of sediment-carrying capacity and scouring and depositing time were be insured. For the density current its occurrence condition should be similar, and similarities of sediment concentration and depositing time were insured. For the bed load, sediment gradation was designed by the similarity of incipient motion, and similarities of sediment discharge and scouring and depositing time were satisfied. And a physical model test was conducted.

  15. CMB Anisotropies Total Angular Momentum Method

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    Hu, W; Hu, Wayne; White, Martin

    1997-01-01

    A total angular momentum representation simplifies the radiation transport problem for temperature and polarization anisotropy in the CMB. Scattering terms couple only the quadrupole moments of the distributions and each moment corresponds directly to the observable angular pattern on the sky. We develop and employ these techniques to study the general properties of anisotropy generation from scalar, vector and tensor perturbations to the metric and the matter, both in the cosmological fluids and from any seed perturbations (e.g.~defects) that may be present. The simpler, more transparent form and derivation of the Boltzmann equations brings out the geometric and model-independent aspects of temperature and polarization anisotropy formation. Large angle scalar polarization provides a robust means to distinguish between isocurvature and adiabatic models for structure formation in principle. Vector modes have the unique property that the CMB polarization is dominated by magnetic type parity at small angles and ...

  16. Transanal total mesorectal excision - a systematic review

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    Bjørn, Maya Xania; Perdawood, Sharaf Karim

    2015-01-01

    of the dissection. We aimed to evaluate the literature on TaTME. METHODS: We performed a systematic search of the literature in the PubMed and Embase databases. Both authors assessed the studies. All publications on TaTME were included with the exception of review articles. RESULTS: A total of 29 studies (336...... patients) were included. Only low-quality evidence is available, and the literature consists of case reports and case series. Studies represent the initial experience of surgeons/centres. No precise indication for TaTME is yet specified other than the presence of mid and low rectal tumours, although...... the potential advantages seem to be related to a bulky mesorectum in the male pelvis. The preliminary results are encouraging and the most serious complication is urethral injury. The oncological results are acceptable, although the follow-up is short. CONCLUSION: TaTME is a feasible approach for mid and low...

  17. [Speech rehabilitation following a total laryngectomy].

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    Timmermans, A J; Krap, M; Hilgers, F J M; van den Brekel, M W M

    2012-01-01

    In patients with advanced laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer, or in cases when the disease recurs after treatment with (chemo)radiation, a total laryngectomy (TLE) is performed. For them to be able to function properly, speech rehabilitation is of the utmost importancefor these patients. For voice rehabilitation, voice prostheses or an electrolarynx can be used. Esophogus-speech can also be applied. In recent decades, voice prostheses in particular have undergone significant development. They can be considered the standard technique for rehabilitation. For dentists, it is important to realise that the anatomy of these patients has changed. In addition, many have a prior history of radiotherapy and thus an increased risk of xerostomia and osteoradionecrosis. In cases where maxillofacial surgery is indicated, the chance of osteoradionecrosis is higher. If extraction is considered, consultation with a head and neck oncology centre is necessary.

  18. Nonlinear Interpolation and Total Variation Diminishing Schemes

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    Dubois, François

    2010-01-01

    The Van Leer approach for the approximation of nonlinear scalar conservation laws is studied in one space dimension. The problem can be reduced to a nonlinear interpolation and we propose a convexity property for the interpolated values. We prove that under general hypotheses the method of lines in well posed in $\\ ell^{\\infty} \\cap {\\rm BV} $ and we give precise sufficient conditions to establish that the total variation is diminishing. We observe that the second order accuracy can be maintained even at non sonic extrema. We establish also that both the TVD property and second order accuracy can be maintained after discretization in time with the second order accurate Heun scheme. Numerical illustration for the advection equation is presented.

  19. Fracture Blisters After Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.

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    Halawi, Mohamad J

    2015-08-01

    Fracture blisters are tense vesicles that arise on markedly swollen skin overlying traumatized soft tissue. While this relatively uncommon complication has been well described in the trauma literature, this article reports for the first time a case of fracture blisters after primary total knee arthroplasty. The fracture blisters developed within 36 hours of surgery and were associated with profound swelling and erythema. There was no evidence of vascular injury, compartment syndrome, iatrogenic fracture, or deep venous thrombosis. The patient was treated with leg elevation, loosely applied nonadhesive dressings, and a short course of oral antibiotics after skin desquamation. Blood-filled blisters required longer time to reepithelialization than fluid-filled blisters. Knee stiffness developed because of pain and fear of participation with physical therapy, but the patient was able to resume intensive rehabilitation after resolution of the blisters. Patient factors, surgical factors, and review of the literature are discussed.

  20. Total variation regularization with bounded linear variations

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    Makovetskii, Artyom; Voronin, Sergei; Kober, Vitaly

    2016-09-01

    One of the most known techniques for signal denoising is based on total variation regularization (TV regularization). A better understanding of TV regularization is necessary to provide a stronger mathematical justification for using TV minimization in signal processing. In this work, we deal with an intermediate case between one- and two-dimensional cases; that is, a discrete function to be processed is two-dimensional radially symmetric piecewise constant. For this case, the exact solution to the problem can be obtained as follows: first, calculate the average values over rings of the noisy function; second, calculate the shift values and their directions using closed formulae depending on a regularization parameter and structure of rings. Despite the TV regularization is effective for noise removal; it often destroys fine details and thin structures of images. In order to overcome this drawback, we use the TV regularization for signal denoising subject to linear signal variations are bounded.

  1. Total Mercury in Six Antarctic Notothenioid Fishes.

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    Wintle, Nathan J P; Sleadd, Isaac M; Gundersen, Deke T; Kohl, Kristina; Buckley, Bradley A

    2015-11-01

    We analyzed white muscle samples from six species of Antarctic fish (suborder Notothenioidei) collected in 2011 from McMurdo Sound, Ross Sea, Antarctica, to assess levels of total mercury (THg). Gymnodraco acuticeps and Trematomus bernacchii exhibited the highest concentrations of THg followed by Trematomus pennellii, Trematomus nicolai, Trematomus newnesi and Pagothenia borchgrevinki, (71.3, 53.9±32.1, 45.8±27.3, 37.2±18.6, 35.7±23.6, and 21.9±2.8 ng/g wet weight, respectively). The results from this study suggest that THg has the potential to bioaccumulate from various marine Antarctic ecosystems into biota.

  2. Total hip arthroplasty in heart transplant patients.

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    León, José Luis; Resines, Carlos; Zafra, Alberto

    2007-12-01

    Avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVNFH) is a known complication after heart transplantation. In order to assess the efficacy and complications of cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA) in this population, the authors analysed 24 cementless THAs in 18 patients with advanced AVNFH (stage II affecting more than 15% of the articular surface, stage III and IV according to the Ficat-Arlet classification) after a heart transplant procedure. Average duration of follow-up was 35.4 months (range: 16 to 66). Pain and function scores (Harris Hip Score and WOMAC arthritis index) showed significant improvement from the preoperative levels. There was no evidence of component loosening, heart-related complications or infection following the THA. Cementless THA is a reasonable treatment option for advanced avascular necrosis of the femoral head following heart transplant procedures.

  3. Segmental blood pressure after total hip replacement

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    Gebuhr, Peter Henrik; Soelberg, M; Henriksen, Jens Henrik

    1992-01-01

    drop was found in all pressures 1 week postoperatively. The decrease followed the systemic pressure and was restored to normal after 6 weeks. In a group of six patients with preoperatively decreased ankle pressure, a significant transient further decrease in the ankle-toe gradient pressure was found......Twenty-nine patients due to have a total hip replacement had their systemic systolic and segmental blood pressures measured prior to operation and 1 and 6 weeks postoperatively. No patients had signs of ischemia. The segmental blood pressure was measured at the ankle and at the toes. A significant...... on the operated side. None of the patients had symptoms from the lowered pressure. We conclude that in patients without signs of ischemia, the postoperative segmental pressure decrease is reversible and therefore not dangerous....

  4. Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Brief Review

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    Roger A. Mann

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Ankle fusion has long been the standard of treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis, and a successful arthroplasty has been a long sought alternative. It is a motion sparing procedure and may greatly reduce the potential for adjacent level degeneration as seen with arthrodesis. The typical candidate for arthroplasty is a healthy low demand patient, although the indications are widening as the success of the procedure has increased. Nevertheless, it is not fail-safe, technical expertise and experience are necessary to achieve a successful result. We have been treating ankle arthritis with the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR ankle replacement prosthesis for over ten years. We believe that arthroplasty will surpass arthrodesis as the standard of care for severe ankle arthritis.

  5. Future Prospects for the Total Artificial Heart.

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    Sunagawa, Gengo; Horvath, David J; Karimov, Jamshid H; Moazami, Nader; Fukamachi, Kiyotaka

    2016-01-01

    A total artificial heart (TAH) is the sole remaining option for patients with biventricular failure who cannot be rescued by left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) alone. However, the pulsatile TAH in clinical use today has limitations: large pump size, unknown durability, required complex anticoagulation regimen, and association with significant postsurgical complications. That pump is noisy; its large pneumatic driving lines traverse the body, with bulky external components for its drivers. Continuous-flow pumps, which caused a paradigm shift in the LVAD field, have already contributed to the rapidly evolving development of TAHs. Novel continuous-flow TAHs are only in preclinical testing or developmental stages. We here review the current state of TAHs, with recommended requirements for the TAH of the future.

  6. Favorable results after total wrist arthroplasty

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    Boeckstyns, Michel E. H.; Herzberg, G.; Merser, Søren

    2013-01-01

    Background and purpose During the past 40 years, several attempts have been made with total wrist arthroplasty to avoid fusion in severely destroyed wrists. The results have often been disappointing. There is only modest clinical documentation due to the small number of patients (especially non....... The wrists had been reviewed annually and analysis was done on the latest follow-up data. Results 60 patients had been operated (5 bilaterally), 5 wrists had been revised, and 52 were available for follow-up (with the revised cases excluded). The pain scores, QuickDASH scores, ulnar flexion, and supination...... for the whole group were statistically significantly better at follow-up. There were no statistically significant differences between the rheumatoid and the non-rheumatoid patients except for motion, which was better in the non-rheumatoid group. The motion obtained depended on the preoperative motion. Implant...

  7. Total quality management in health care.

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    McDonald, S C

    1994-01-01

    Total quality management (TQM), continuous quality improvement (CQI) and quality control are terms that are becoming very familiar to workers in the health care environment. The purpose of this article is to discuss these terms and the concepts they describe. The origins of TQM and the keen interest in its application to the health care environment today are addressed. In other environments, TQM has shown significant increases in productivity while increasing effectiveness. Its application to the health care environment is the provision of the best possible care through continuously improving service to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the customer. The customer in the health care environment could be the patient, staff, physician and community serviced by the hospital. Characteristics of the new organizational structure are reviewed. Established techniques and processes are commonly used to identify process-improvement opportunities to assist the manager in continuously evaluating quality trends.

  8. Activation of Complement Following Total Hip Replacement.

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    Thordardottir, S; Vikingsdottir, T; Bjarnadottir, H; Jonsson, H; Gudbjornsson, B

    2016-03-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether complement activation, via the classical and alternative pathways, occurs following a cemented total hip replacement (THR) surgery due to osteoarthritis. Blood samples were collected systematically from 12 patients - six male and six women, with a median age of 75 (range: 59-90 years) - preoperatively, 6 h post-operatively and on the first, second and third post-operative day. Total function of classical (CH50) and alternative pathways (AH50) was evaluated, along with the determination of serum concentrations of the complement proteins C3, C4, C3d, the soluble terminal complement complex (sTCC) sC5b-9, as well as C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin. Measurements of CRP and albumin levels elucidated a marked inflammatory response following the operation. The CH50, AH50 and C3 and C4 levels were significantly lower 6 h after the surgery compared with the preoperative levels, but elevated above the preoperative levels during the following 3 days. The complement activation product C3d levels increased continually during the whole observation period, from 13.5 AU/ml (range: 8-19 AU/ml) preoperative to 20 AU/ml (range: 12-34 AU/ml) on the third post-operative day. Furthermore, we observed an increase in the sC5b-9 levels between the preoperative and the third post-operative day. These results demonstrate a significant activation of the complement system following cemented THR. Further studies are needed to elucidate the time frame and the pathogenic role of this observed complement activation.

  9. Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty: in opposition.

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    Hungerford, David S

    2004-06-01

    At the Knee Society Winter Meeting in 2003, Seth Greenwald and I debated about whether there should be new standards (ie, regulations) applied to the release of information to the public on "new developments." I argued for the public's "right to know" prior to the publication of peer-reviewed literature. He argued for regulatory constraint or "proving by peer-reviewed publication" before alerting the public. It is not a contradiction for me to currently argue against the public advertising of minimally invasive (MIS) total hip arthroplasty as not yet being in the best interest of the public. It is hard to remember a concept that has so captured both the public's and the surgical community's fancy as MIS. Patients are "demanding" MIS without knowing why. Surgeons are offering it as the next best, greatest thing without having developed the skill and experience to avoid the surgery's risks. If you put "minimally invasive hip replacement" into the Google search engine (http://www.google.com), you get 5,170 matches. If you put the same words in PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi), referencing the National Library of Medicine database, you get SEVENTEEN; none is really a peer-reviewed article. Most are 1 page papers in orthopedics from medical education meetings. On the other hand, there are over 6,000 peer-reviewed articles on total hip arthroplasty. Dr. Thomas Sculco, my couterpart in this debate, wrote an insightful editorial in the American Journal of Orthopedic Surgery in which he stated: "Although these procedures have generated incredible interest and enthusiasm, I am concerned that they may be performed to the detriment of our patients." I couldn't agree with him more. Smaller is not necessarily better and, when it is worse, it will be the "smaller" that is held accountable.

  10. Total Mercury in Lake Neusiedl, Austria

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    Jirsa F.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Between May and September 2011 a total of 361 samples from water, sediment, macrophytes and fish tissues from the shallow, slightly alkaline Lake Neusiedl were measured for their total mercury content with cold vapour atomic absorption spectroscopy (CV-AAS. Hg content of surface water was below the LOD of 0.1 μg/L and the sediments displayed contents between 0.025 and 0.113 μg/g dw, significantly correlated with the proportion of organic components (fig 1. Although these results do not point to an anthropogenic pollution of the lake, considerable amounts of mercury could be measured in fish samples and macrophytes. Both investigated submerged plant species, namely Potamogeton pectinatus and Myriophyllum spicatum show a high potential for bioaccumulation of Hg, presenting mean values of 0.245 ± 0.152 and 0.298 ± 0.115 μg/g dw respectively. Compared to freshwater fish from other unpolluted sites high amounts of Hg could be measured (fig. 2. Biomagnification and significant differences could be observed when comparing muscle samples of the planctivorous fish species rudd Scardinus erythrophthalmus (n = 10, mean = 0.084 μg/g ww with the piscivorous perch Perca fluviatilis (n = 21, mean = 0.184 μg/g ww or pike-perch Sander lucioperca (n=9, mean = 0.205 μg/g ww respectively. Significantly lower values were measured in the muscle of the piscivorous pike Esox lucius (n = 25, mean = 0.135 μg/g ww in which a strong correlation between fish age and Hg content did not occur. In addition the muscle/liver ratio of Hg in pike was significantly lower compared to the other fish species, which points to a different Hg metabolism in pike, maybe under the specific saline alkaline conditions of this lake.

  11. Total sleep time severely drops during adolescence.

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    Damien Leger

    Full Text Available UNLABELLED: Restricted sleep duration among young adults and adolescents has been shown to increase the risk of morbidities such as obesity, diabetes or accidents. However there are few epidemiological studies on normal total sleep time (TST in representative groups of teen-agers which allow to get normative data. PURPOSE: To explore perceived total sleep time on schooldays (TSTS and non schooldays (TSTN and the prevalence of sleep initiating insomnia among a nationally representative sample of teenagers. METHODS: Data from 9,251 children aged 11 to 15 years-old, 50.7% of which were boys, as part of the cross-national study 2011 HBSC were analyzed. Self-completion questionnaires were administered in classrooms. An estimate of TSTS and TSTN (week-ends and vacations was calculated based on specifically designed sleep habits report. Sleep deprivation was estimated by a TSTN - TSTS difference >2 hours. Sleep initiating nsomnia was assessed according to International classification of sleep disorders (ICSD 2. Children who reported sleeping 7 hours or less per night were considered as short sleepers. RESULTS: A serious drop of TST was observed between 11 yo and 15 yo, both during the schooldays (9 hours 26 minutes vs. 7 h 55 min.; p<0.001 and at a lesser extent during week-ends (10 h 17 min. vs. 9 h 44 min.; p<0.001. Sleep deprivation concerned 16.0% of chidren aged of 11 yo vs. 40.5% of those of 15 yo (p<0.001. Too short sleep was reported by 2.6% of the 11 yo vs. 24.6% of the 15 yo (p<0.001. CONCLUSION: Despite the obvious need for sleep in adolescence, TST drastically decreases with age among children from 11 to 15 yo which creates significant sleep debt increasing with age.

  12. Total ankle prostheses in rheumatoid arthropathy

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    Schutte, Bernard; Louwerens, Jan Willem K; van den Hoogen, Frank H J; de Waal Malefijt, Maarten C

    2009-01-01

    Background and purpose The first generations of total ankle replacements (TARs) showed a high rate of early failure. In the last decades, much progress has been made in the development of TARs, with the newer generation showing better results. We evaluated TARs implanted with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or juvenile inflammatory arthritis (JIA) as indication. Patients and methods 58 total ankle prostheses (Buechel-Pappas and STAR type) were implanted in patients with RA (n = 53) or JIA (n = 5) in 54 patients (4 bilateral). After a mean follow-up of 2.7 (1–9) years, all patients were reviewed by two orthopedic surgeons who were not the surgeons who performed the operation. Standard AP and lateral radiographs were taken and a Kofoed ankle score was obtained; this is a clinical score ranging from 0–100 and consists of sub-scores for pain, disability, and range of motion. Results 2 patients died of unrelated causes. Of the 52 patients who were alive (56 prostheses), 51 implants were still in place and showed no signs of loosening on the most recent radiographs. The mean Kofoed score at follow-up was 73 points (SD 16, range 21–92). 4 patients showed a poor result (score < 50) with persistent pain for which no obvious reason could be found. 5 implants were removed, 4 because of infection and 1 because of aseptic loosening. Interpretation Medium-term results of the STAR and BP types of TAR in RA were satisfactory. The main reason for failure of the implant was infection. PMID:19634020

  13. Current trends in total hip arthroplasty.

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    Eingartner, Christoph

    2007-01-01

    After 20 years of application, with excellent short-term and long-term results, uncemented total hip arthroplasty (THA) is now generally regarded as the standard procedure for younger patients undergoing THA. However, expectations regarding hip replacement are continuously rising, along with the increasing number of young and active patients undergoing hip arthroplasty: a complication rate, including postoperative dislocation, close to zero, faster postoperative rehabilitation, low wear even in active patients, high durability and long term survival, etc. Demographic changes in aging societies are also leading to an increased need for cost-effective THA for the low-demand trauma patient. For high-demand patients, modern THA bearings, such as ceramic-ceramic articulations and other improved PE and metal materials, provide high durability and low wear, if the components are properly aligned. Navigation technology has been introduced in THA to ensure perfect component positioning without outliers and concomitant risk of increased wear and implant failure. Minimally and less invasive approaches are becoming increasingly popular in order to facilitate rehabilitation and fast-track surgery in younger patients. Navigation provides assistance for implant positioning in procedures with limited surgical exposure and visibility. New bone-preserving implants, such as surface replacement or short-stemmed femoral shaft prostheses, have been introduced especially for younger patients. Some of these new procedures are still under development,and the long-term results of new implant concepts have to be evaluated over the next decades. Not every modern concept will likely stand the test of time, but some will be beneficial for patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty in the future.

  14. Coronal Dynamics at Recent Total Solar Eclipses

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    Pasachoff, J. M.; Lu, M.; Davis, A. B.; Demianski, M.; Rusin, V.; Saniga, M.; Seaton, D. B.; Lucas, R.; Babcock, B. A.; Dantowitz, R.; Gaintatzis, P.; Seeger, C. H.; Malamut, C.; Steele, A.

    2014-12-01

    Our composite images of the solar corona based on extensive imaging at the total solar eclipses of 2010 (Easter Island), 2012 (Australia), and 2013 (Gabon) reveal several coronal mass ejections and other changes in coronal streamers and in polar plumes. Our resultant spatial resolution is finer than that available in imaging from spacecraft, including that from SOHO/LASCO or STEREO. We trace the eruptions back to their footpoints on the sun using imaging from SDO and SWAP, and follow them upwards through the corona, measuring velocities. The high-resolution computer compositing by Miloslav Druckmüller and Hana Druckmüllerová (2010 and 2013) and Pavlos Gaintatzis (2012) allows comparison of our images with those taken at intervals of minutes or hours along the totality path. Williams College's 2013 eclipse expedition was supported in part by grant 9327-13 from National Geographic Society/Committee for Research and Exploration. Our work on the 2012 eclipse is supported in part by grant AGS-1047726 from Solar Terrestrial Research/NSF AGS. V.R. and M.S. were partially supported by the VEGA grant agency project 2/0098/10 and 2/0003/13 (Slovak Academy of Sciences) and Grant 0139-12 from NG/CRE, and Hana Druckmüllerová by grant 205/09/1469 of the Czech Science Foundation. M.L. was supported by Sigma Xi. C.M. was a Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium Summer Fellow, supported at Williams College by REU/NSF grant AST-1005024. Partial support was provided by U.S. Department of Defense's ASSURE program. J.M.P. thanks Caltech's Planetary Sciences Department for hospitality. Support for D.B.S. and SWAP came from PRODEX grant C90345 managed by ESA in collaboration with the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) in support of the PROBA2/SWAP mission, and from the EC's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant 218816 (SOTERIA project, www.soteria-space.eu). SWAP is a project of the Centre Spatial de Liège and the Royal Observatory of Belgium funded by

  15. Perioperative blood saving measures in total hip and knee arthroplasty

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    Horstmann, W.G.

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation explores and discusses different aspects of blood loss and blood-saving measures in total hip and knee arthroplasty. Background: Worldwide, approximately 1 million total hip and 1 million total knee prostheses are implanted each year. Total hip arthroplasty and total knee art

  16. CMB anisotropies: Total angular momentum method

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    Hu, Wayne; White, Martin

    1997-07-01

    A total angular momentum representation simplifies the radiation transport problem for temperature and polarization anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Scattering terms couple only the quadrupole moments of the distributions and each moment corresponds directly to the observable angular pattern on the sky. We develop and employ these techniques to study the general properties of anisotropy generation from scalar, vector, and tensor perturbations to the metric and the matter, both in the cosmological fluids and from any seed perturbations (e.g., defects) that may be present. The simpler, more transparent form and derivation of the Boltzmann equations brings out the geometric and model-independent aspects of temperature and polarization anisotropy formation. Large angle scalar polarization provides a robust means to distinguish between isocurvature and adiabatic models for structure formation in principle. Vector modes have the unique property that the CMB polarization is dominated by magnetic-type parity at small angles (a factor of 6 in power compared with 0 for the scalars and 8/13 for the tensors) and hence potentially distinguishable independent of the model for the seed. The tensor modes produce a different sign from the scalars and vectors for the temperature-polarization correlations at large angles. We explore conditions under which one perturbation type may dominate over the others including a detailed treatment of the photon-baryon fluid before recombination.

  17. [Total transgastric highly selective vagotomy (author's transl)].

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    Petropoulos, P C

    1981-01-01

    By replacing the transection and excision of the hiatal cardioesophageal branches of the vagus nerve including the nerve branches accompanying those arteries entering the proximal gastric fundus and the gastric branches of the nerves of Laterjet by a seromuscular incision along the lesser curvature from the incisura to the cardia continuing in an arch below the oesophagogastric junction downwards along the greater curvature to a level between the estimated entrance of the short gastric and left gastroepiploic vessels, a total transgastric highly selective vagotomy is achieved. The danger of free exposure of the mucosa is prevented by interposing a free omental graft sutured into the gap in the gastric musculature. The graft protects against complications due to regeneration of the divided vagal branches. This operation is much less extensive, less invasive and significantly more simple than HSV. Completeness of vagotomy is less invasive and significantly more simple than HSV. Completeness of vagotomy is controlled intra-operatively both a gastric pH meter and by measuring the oxygen tension of the gastric mucosa. Twelve to twenty months after applying TTrHSV the mortality was nil in only a restricted number of patients with duodenal ulcers and the morbidity was insignificant. Previous ulcer symptoms disappeared. Dumping syndrome, recurrence of ulceration and other significant complications were not observed. Data of basal and stimulated acid secretion during the 12 to 20 month period after the operation are given.

  18. Total body irradiation with a sweeping beam

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    Pla, M.; Chenery, S.G.; Podgorsak, E.B.

    1983-01-01

    A technique for total body irradiation, in which the patient lies in the prone or supine position in the beam of a conventional column mounted 4 MV linear accelerator, is described. A sufficiently large radiation field is obtained by rotating the beam in a vertical plane about the source (i.e., sweeping beam) at a source-to-skin distance of 190 cm on the vertical axis. The variation of the midplane dose is less than +lt. slash-5% in parallel-opposed beams, when attenuators are placed over the region containing the lungs and bolus is employed around the head and legs. The percentage depth dose for the sweeping beam is identical to that of a stationary beam for the same collimator setting and source-to-skin distance. A method for monitoring the dose to the patient by means of a thimble ionization chamber located on the vertical beam axis is outlined. The average dose rates used are between 5 and 10 cGy/min. The design and placement of lung attenuators is simple. The treatment technique with the sweeping beam requires minimal modification of a treatment unit and can be applied on any unit which has a head swivel option.

  19. The femoral sulcus in total knee arthroplasty.

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    Lingaraj, Krishna; Bartlett, John

    2009-05-01

    The position of the femoral sulcus relative to the midline of the distal femoral resection in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was studied to determine if centralized placement of the femoral component on the distal femur was justified in terms of aligning the prosthetic sulcus with the native femoral sulcus. The location of the femoral sulcus was studied in 112 consecutive patients undergoing TKA. The mean sulcus position was 0.7 mm lateral to the midline of the distal femoral resection (SD 1.4, 95% CI, 0.5-1.0 mm). However, the variation in sulcus positions ranged from 4 mm medial to 4 mm lateral to the midline. The mean sulcus position in valgus knees was 1.0 mm lateral to the midline (SD 1.8), and that in varus knees was 0.7 mm lateral to the midline (SD 1.2) (P = 0.501). It appears prudent to centre the femoral component on the native sulcus rather than the midline of the distal femoral resection, so as to ensure accurate alignment of the prosthetic sulcus with the native sulcus and to encourage normal patella tracking.

  20. Hiatal Hernia as a Total Gastrectomy Complication

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    Bruna do Nascimento Santos

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: According to the Brazilian National Institute of Cancer, gastric cancer is the third leading cause of death among men and the fifth among women in Brazil. Surgical resection is the only potentially curative treatment. The most serious complications associated with surgery are fistulas and dehiscence of the jejunal-esophageal anastomosis. Hiatal hernia refers to herniation of elements of the abdominal cavity through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm, though this occurrence is rarely reported as a complication in gastrectomy. Case Report: A 76-year-old man was diagnosed with intestinal-type gastric adenocarcinoma. He underwent a total laparoscopic-assisted gastrectomy and D2 lymphadenectomy on May 19, 2015. The pathology revealed a pT4pN3 gastric adenocarcinoma. The patient became clinically stable and was discharged 10 days after surgery. He was subsequently started on adjuvant FOLFOX chemotherapy; however, 9 days after the second cycle, he was brought to the emergency room with nausea and severe epigastric pain. A CT scan revealed a hiatal hernia with signs of strangulation. The patient underwent emergent repair of the hernia and suffered no postoperative complications. He was discharged from the hospital 9 days after surgery. Conclusion: Hiatal hernia is not well documented, and its occurrence in the context of gastrectomy is an infrequent complication.

  1. Total Variation Deconvolution using Split Bregman

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    Pascal Getreuer

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Deblurring is the inverse problem of restoring an image that has been blurred and possibly corrupted with noise. Deconvolution refers to the case where the blur to be removed is linear and shift-invariant so it may be expressed as a convolution of the image with a point spread function. Convolution corresponds in the Fourier domain to multiplication, and deconvolution is essentially Fourier division. The challenge is that since the multipliers are often small for high frequencies, direct division is unstable and plagued by noise present in the input image. Effective deconvolution requires a balance between frequency recovery and noise suppression. Total variation (TV regularization is a successful technique for achieving this balance in deblurring problems. It was originally developed for image denoising by Rudin, Osher, and Fatemi and then applied to deconvolution by Rudin and Osher. In this article, we discuss TV-regularized deconvolution with Gaussian noise and its efficient solution using the split Bregman algorithm of Goldstein and Osher. We show a straightforward extension for Laplace or Poisson noise and develop empirical estimates for the optimal value of the regularization parameter λ.

  2. Total Variation Inpainting using Split Bregman

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    Pascal Getreuer

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Given an image where a specified region is unknown, image inpainting or image completion is the problem of inferring the image content in this region. Traditional retouching or inpainting is the practice of restoring aged artwork, where damaged or missing portions are repainted based on the surrounding content to approximate the original appearance. In the context of digital images, inpainting is used to restore regions of an image that are corrupted by noise or where the data is missing. Inpainting is also used to solve disocclusion, to estimate the scene behind an obscuring foreground object. A popular use of digital inpainting is object removal, for example, to remove a trashcan that disrupts a scene of otherwise natural beauty. Inpainting is an interpolation problem, filling the unknown region with a condition to agree with the known image on the boundary. A classical solution for such an interpolation is to solve Laplace's equation. However, Laplace's equation is usually unsatisfactory for images since it is overly smooth. It cannot recover a step edge passing through the region. Total variation (TV regularization is an effective inpainting technique which is capable of recovering sharp edges under some conditions (these conditions will be explained. The use of TV regularization was originally developed for image denoising by Rudin, Osher, and Fatemi and then applied to inpainting by Chan and Shen. TV-regularized inpainting does not create texture, the method is limited to inpainting the geometric structure.

  3. Muscular strength after total hip arthroplasty

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    Winther, Siri B; Husby, Vigdis S; Foss, Olav A; Wik, Tina S; Svenningsen, Svein; Engdal, Monika; Haugan, Kristin; Husby, Otto S

    2016-01-01

    Background and purpose Minimizing the decrease in muscular strength after total hip arthroplasty (THA) might allow patients to recover faster. We evaluated muscular strength in patients who were operated on using 3 surgical approaches. Patients and methods In a prospective cohort study, 60 patients scheduled for primary THA were allocated to the direct lateral, posterior, or anterior approach. Leg press and abduction strength were evaluated 2 weeks or less preoperatively, 2 and 8 days postoperatively, and at 6-week and 3-month follow-up. Results Differences in maximal strength change were greatest after 2 and 8 days. The posterior and anterior approaches produced less decrease in muscular strength than the direct lateral approach. 6 weeks postoperatively, the posterior approach produced greater increase in muscular strength than the direct lateral approach, and resulted in a greater increase in abduction strength than the anterior approach. At 3-month follow-up, no statistically significant differences between the groups were found. The operated legs were 18% weaker in leg press and 15% weaker in abduction than the unoperated legs, and the results were similar between groups. Interpretation The posterior and anterior approaches appeared to have the least negative effect on abduction and leg press muscular strength in the first postoperative week; the posterior approach had the least negative effect, even up to 6 weeks postoperatively. THA patients have reduced muscle strength in the operated leg (compared to the unoperated leg) 3 months after surgery. PMID:26141371

  4. Total Commander扩展应用

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    iCat

    2003-01-01

    Total Commander(以下简称TC)不但自身功能非常强大,而且还有一套完整的、开放的插件系统,可有效地吸引开发者来丰富它的功能。今天我就来讲讲如何利用TC的插件和与乏相关的一些软件扩展TC的功能。TC的莱单有很强的可定制性,造成大家使用的中文语言包的菜单项目及位置可能不尽相同,所以,如果与本文有所出入就只好请朋友们自己找找看了。另外,下文所有论述都是基于TC5.51版的。

  5. Wedged tibial components for total knee arthroplasty.

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    Jeffery, R S; Orton, M A; Denham, R A

    1994-08-01

    Severe coronal deformity of the knee is frequently associated with erosion of one tibial condyle. This can cause problems with fixation and alignment during total knee arthroplasty. If the tibia is cut to the level of the more worn side, valuable bone is sacrificed; if the less worn side is chosen, the deficiency must be filled with bone--graft, cement, or a prosthesis. Tibial components with an integral polyethylene wedge on the undersurface were introduced in 1980 for use in patients with a bony deficit on one tibial condyle. The authors believe that the Denham prosthesis (Biomet, Wales, U.K.) was the first knee arthroplasty to offer such spacers. Twenty-six patients with preoperative varus deformity in whom a wedged component was used were compared with 29 historic control subjects. None of the wedged components loosened after a median follow-up period of 8 years compared with loosening in five of the control subjects (P = .01). In three of the control subjects a fractured triangle of cement was present on the radiographs. Use of the wedges was not accompanied by an improvement in postoperative alignment. The authors conclude that the wedges resulted in improved fixation that was independent of postoperative alignment.

  6. Human pancreatic cell autotransplantation following total pancreatectomy.

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    Traverso, L W; Abou-Zamzam, A M; Longmire, W P

    1981-01-01

    During total pancreaticoduodenectomy for chronic pancreatitis, four patients received an intraportal pancreatic mixed-cell autograft prepared by collagenase digestion. The technique of this autotransplantation procedure was successfully developed using a normal canine pancreas, but has proved difficult to apply in the human chronic pancreatitis model. Our four patients became insulin-dependent, with proof of intrahepatic insulin production in only one patient. Three factors have contributed to the lack of graft success: 1) the preoperative endocrine status, 2) systemic hypotension and portal hypertension secondary to graft infusion, and 3) difficulty applying the successful technique in a normal dog pancreas to an extensively scarred human pancreas. The preoperative insulin response during a glucose tolerance test was blunted or delayed in the three patients tested. An immediate decrease in blood pressure and rise in portal pressure occurred in every patient and prevented infusion of the entire graft (30-50%) in three patients. Unfortunately, the patient with the most compromised insulin status was the only patient able to receive the entire graft. Our experience would indicate that further refinements in technique are necessary to prevent the vascular reaction and allow infusion of the entire graft. Furthermore, normal islet cell function is necessary before a successful graft can be expected. PMID:6781424

  7. Total Knee Arthroplasty in the Combined Contracture

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    O.J. Voskresensky

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available We have offered modified access to a knee to work out a method for restoration of extensive apparatus of the knee. 91 patients with degenerative damages of the knee were under out su-pervision. All patients were differentiated in groups according to the form of access and pa-thology of the knee. At all stages of studying the following method of investigation were made: goniometry — for estimation of the knee functional condition; electroneiromyography — for reveling deficiency of muscular activity and determination of its kind. Patient's satisfac-tion by operation was defined by means of WOMAC scale subjective indexes. The received digital material was subjected to statistical processing. Thus, it has been proved that applica-tion of the modified access to a knee offered by us in total knee arthroplasty in patients with combined contracture in comparison with traditionally applied technologies of extensive ap-paratus releasing allows in short terms to restore the volume and force of movements in a knee that reduces time of rehabilitation and improves quality of patient's life

  8. TOTAL ANKLE REPLACEMENT: WHY, WHEN AND HOW?

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    Bonasia, Davide Edoardo; Dettoni, Federico; Femino, John E; Phisitkul, Phinit; Germano, Margherita; Amendola, Annunziato

    2010-01-01

    Total ankle replacement (TAR) was first attempted in the 1970s, but poor results led to its being considered inferior to ankle fusion until the late 1980s and early 1990s. By that time, newer designs which more closely replicated the natural anatomy of the ankle, showed improved clinical outcomes.1 Currently, even though controversy still exists about the effectiveness of TAR compared to ankle fusion, TAR has shown promising mid-term results and should no longer be considered an experimental procedure. Factors related to improved TAR outcomes include: 1) better patient selection, 2) more precise knowledge and replication of ankle biomechanics, 3) the introduction of less-constrained designs with reduced bone resection and no need for cementation, and 4) greater awareness of soft-tissue balance and component alignment. When TAR is performed, a thorough knowledge of ankle anatomy, pathologic anatomy and biomechanics is needed along with a careful pre-operative plan. These are fundamental in obtaining durable and predictable outcomes. The aim of this paper is to outline these aspects through a literature review. PMID:21045984

  9. Total ankle replacement for posttraumatic arthritis

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    Weme, Rebecca A Nieuwe; van Solinge, Guido; N Doornberg, Job; Sierevelt, Inger; Haverkamp, Daniël; Doets, H Cornelis

    2015-01-01

    Background and purpose Most studies on total ankle replacement (TAR) have used a case mix of patients. We evaluated the outcome of TAR performed for end-stage arthritis either because of fracture or ligamentous injury. Patients and methods We prospectively followed 88 consecutive patients (50 postfracture ankles and 40 ankles with instability arthritis (2 bilateral)) who underwent TAR between 2001 and 2009. Mean follow-up for both groups was 5 years. Results Preoperative varus deformity of 10° or more was present in 23 ankles in the instability group. At 6 years, survival with revision or salvage fusion as an endpoint was 87% (95% CI: 74–99) in the postfracture group and 79% (95% CI: 63–94) in the instability group. Progressive periprosthetic osteolysis was seen in 23 ankles, and required salvage fusion in 6. The number of reoperations was similar in both groups. Clinical outcome, as assessed with 2 ankle scores and 2 questionnaires, showed good results and was similar at the latest follow-up. Interpretation The outcome was similar in the postfracture and instability groups and also similar to that reported in series including a case mix of patients. In contrast to earlier reports, preoperative frontal plane deformity in this series was not identified as a risk factor for failure. PMID:25772269

  10. Current concepts in total femoral replacement.

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    Ramanathan, Deepak; Siqueira, Marcelo Bp; Klika, Alison K; Higuera, Carlos A; Barsoum, Wael K; Joyce, Michael J

    2015-12-18

    Total femoral replacement (TFR) is a salvage arthroplasty procedure used as an alternative to lower limb amputation. Since its initial description in the mid-20(th) century, this procedure has been used in a variety of oncologic and non-oncologic indications. The most compelling advantage of TFR is the achievement of immediate fixation which permits early mobilization. It is anticipated that TFR will be increasingly performed as the rate of revision arthroplasty rises worldwide. The existing literature is mainly composed of a rather heterogeneous mix of retrospective case series and a wide assortment of case reports. Numerous TFR prostheses are currently available and the surgeon must understand the unique implications of each implant design. Long-term functional outcomes are dependent on adherence to proper technique and an appropriate physical therapy program for postoperative rehabilitation. Revision TFR is mainly performed for periprosthetic infection and the severe femoral bone loss associated with aseptic revisions. Depending on the likelihood of attaining infection clearance, it may sometimes be advisable to proceed directly to hip disarticulation without attempting salvage of the TFR. Other reported complications of TFR include hip joint instability, limb length discrepancy, device failure, component loosening, patellar maltracking and delayed wound healing. Further research is needed to better characterize the long-term functional outcomes and complications associated with this complex procedure.

  11. Totally vegetarian diets and infant nutrition.

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    Shinwell, E D; Gorodischer, R

    1982-10-01

    Observations on the deleterious effects of a totally vegetarian diet in infancy are reported and the difficulties encountered in the prevention of nutritional deficiencies in a vegan religious community are discussed. Twenty-five infants of this community who were seen at the hospital showed evidence of protein-calorie malnutrition, iron- and vitamin B12-deficient anemia, rickets, zinc deficiency, and multiple recurrent infections. Evidence of growth retardation was also found in 47 infants seen at the local mother-child health (well-baby) clinic. Samples of breast milk showed low levels of carbohydrate (1.6 to 3.5 gm/100 ml), protein (0.8 to 1.4 gm/100 ml), and fat (2.4 to 4.1 gm/100 ml). The main constituent of the infants' diet after the age of 3 months (a "soya milk" prepared at the community's central kitchen) was extremely dilute with a very low calorific value (13.7 kcal/100 ml). Persistent attempts to find dietary modifications that would satisfy both the vegan philosophy and also the recommended dietary allowances failed. This problem represents a scientific and medicosocial challenge to pediatricians and nutritionists.

  12. The Road to Total Earthquake Safety

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    Frohlich, Cliff

    Cinna Lomnitz is possibly the most distinguished earthquake seismologist in all of Central and South America. Among many other credentials, Lomnitz has personally experienced the shaking and devastation that accompanied no fewer than five major earthquakes—Chile, 1939; Kern County, California, 1952; Chile, 1960; Caracas,Venezuela, 1967; and Mexico City, 1985. Thus he clearly has much to teach someone like myself, who has never even actually felt a real earthquake.What is this slim book? The Road to Total Earthquake Safety summarizes Lomnitz's May 1999 presentation at the Seventh Mallet-Milne Lecture, sponsored by the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics. His arguments are motivated by the damage that occurred in three earthquakes—Mexico City, 1985; Loma Prieta, California, 1989; and Kobe, Japan, 1995. All three quakes occurred in regions where earthquakes are common. Yet in all three some of the worst damage occurred in structures located a significant distance from the epicenter and engineered specifically to resist earthquakes. Some of the damage also indicated that the structures failed because they had experienced considerable rotational or twisting motion. Clearly, Lomnitz argues, there must be fundamental flaws in the usually accepted models explaining how earthquakes generate strong motions, and how we should design resistant structures.

  13. AN ASSESSMENT OF TOTAL FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY

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    Dana GÂRDU

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The high performing East Asian development model sparked controversies in the academia: its success was ascribed alternatively to nation-states, markets, and sociocultural factors. This paper undertakes a comparative assessment of the last two generations of submodels, i.e. ASEAN-4 and China, by quantifying and interpreting their total factor productivity (TFP using the Solow Model. Results show that capital accumulation was their major growth driver before the beginning of the millennium. Subsequently growth is led by technical change in ASEAN-32, and capital inputs respectively in late industrialising economies, i.e., China and the Philippines. The main differences between the two submodels consist in levels in growth rates and technical progress contributions, which are strongly sped up in China by transition and integration in global production networks. For ASEAN-4 average null or negligible TFP values in the 1990s point to structural vulnerabilities that surface during the Asian financial crisis. ASEAN-3’s recovery is led by technical change though.

  14. SynCardia: the total artificial heart.

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    Torregrossa, Gianluca; Anyanwu, Anelechi; Zucchetta, Fabio; Gerosa, Gino

    2014-11-01

    The SynCardia total artificial heart (TAH) currently provides the most definitive option for patients with biventricular failure who are not candidates for isolated left ventricular (LV) assist device placement. The techniques for implantation are adaptable to almost all patients with advanced heart failure, including those with severe biventricular cardiomyopathy, complex congenital heart disease, failed LV assist devices, failed transplantations, and acquired structural heart defects that have failed or are not amenable to conventional surgical treatment. Over the years, the implantation technique has evolved in order to minimize the surgical invasiveness of the procedure, in anticipation of additional future surgery. Meticulous hemostasis with double layer sutures, use of Gore-Tex sheets around the TAH and the pericardial cavity, and use of tissue expanders to avoid contraction of pericardial cavity around the device are discussed in detail in the following report. Additionally, we will provide our experience with implantation of TAH in various challenging scenarios, such as patients with a small chest cavity, congenital heart defects, and simultaneous use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

  15. Total least squares for anomalous change detection

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    Theiler, James P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Matsekh, Anna M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-01-01

    A family of difference-based anomalous change detection algorithms is derived from a total least squares (TLSQ) framework. This provides an alternative to the well-known chronochrome algorithm, which is derived from ordinary least squares. In both cases, the most anomalous changes are identified with the pixels that exhibit the largest residuals with respect to the regression of the two images against each other. The family of TLSQ-based anomalous change detectors is shown to be equivalent to the subspace RX formulation for straight anomaly detection, but applied to the stacked space. However, this family is not invariant to linear coordinate transforms. On the other hand, whitened TLSQ is coordinate invariant, and furthermore it is shown to be equivalent to the optimized covariance equalization algorithm. What whitened TLSQ offers, in addition to connecting with a common language the derivations of two of the most popular anomalous change detection algorithms - chronochrome and covariance equalization - is a generalization of these algorithms with the potential for better performance.

  16. Continuous cold therapy in total knee arthroplasty.

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    Leutz, D W; Harris, H

    1995-01-01

    This article describes a retrospective study that assessed 52 consecutive patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) between January 1, 1992 and September 15, 1992. Thirty-three patients underwent TKA and received cold therapy pads placed over a thin dressing in the operating room. Nineteen patients underwent TKA using an identical operative and postoperative procedure, but did not receive continuous cold therapy. Continuous cold therapy consisted of two sterile plastic pads connnected by rubber hoses containing cool water from an electric main unit that maintained a constant temperature of 42 degrees F for the immediate postoperative period. Cold therapy pads were used an average of 3 days and removed with the first dressing change. Patients who had continuous cold therapy averaged a 200 cc decrease in postoperative blood loss. There was no significant difference in the amount of narcotic use, transfusion requirements, or hospital stay between the two groups. Postoperative swelling and range of motion were not consistently recorded. Twenty-eight other variables also examined not significant. Based on these results, we cannot recommend continuous cold therapy or justify the extra expense for all patients who undergo TKA.

  17. Process optimized minimally invasive total hip replacement

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    Philipp Gebel

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to analyse a new concept of using the the minimally invasive direct anterior approach (DAA in total hip replacement (THR in combination with the leg positioner (Rotex- Table and a modified retractor system (Condor. We evaluated retrospectively the first 100 primary THR operated with the new concept between 2009 and 2010, regarding operation data, radiological and clinical outcome (HOOS. All surgeries were perfomed in a standardized operation technique including navigation. The average age of the patients was 68 years (37 to 92 years, with a mean BMI of 26.5 (17 to 43. The mean time of surgery was 80 min. (55 to 130 min. The blood loss showed an average of 511.5 mL (200 to 1000 mL. No intra-operative complications occurred. The postoperative complication rate was 6%. The HOOS increased from 43 points pre-operatively to 90 (max 100 points 3 months after surgery. The radiological analysis showed an average cup inclination of 43° and a leg length discrepancy in a range of +/- 5 mm in 99%. The presented technique led to excellent clinic results, showed low complication rates and allowed correct implant positions although manpower was saved.

  18. [Total thyroidectomy treatment of bening multinodular goiter].

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    Palas, César; Álvarez, Facundo; Ferreira, Gastón; Gramática, Luis h

    2014-01-01

    Introducción. El tratamiento del bocio multinodular beningo (BMNB) es motivo de continuo debate en las últimas décadas pese a la evidencia de que la tiroidectomía total (TT) está relacionada a una reducción significativa en la recurrencia de la enfermedad y a una mínima morbilidad en manos entrenadas. Objetivo. Determinar la recurrencia del BMNB al cabo de 10 años en 100 pacientes tratados con TT y evaluar las complicaciones relacionadas a la técnica.Diseño. Prospectivo no randomizado.Material y métodos. Desde marzo del 1999 a marzo del 2001, cien pacientes, 95 del sexo femenino, con un promedio de edad de 42,4 años (rango: 23-67), fueron sometidos a una TT por padecer un BMNB, el cual fue confirmado por la ecografía cervical, la que además sirvió de guía para realizar la punción aspiración con aguja fina (PAAF). En todos los casos se realizó un laringoscopía inderecta pre y post postquirúrgica. Resultados. El tiempo operatorio promedio fue de 49 minutos (rango: 35-58). Registramos una parálisis recurrencial (1%) y cinco hipoparatiroidismos (5%), ambos transitorios y ningún caso definitivo. Todos los pacientes fueron dados de alta antes de las 24 horas de la cirugía. No objetivamos ninguna recurrencia del BMNB en un período de seguimiento de más de 10 años.Conclusión. La TT es el tratamiento elección del BMNB, por ser un procedimiento eficaz, seguro, con mínimas tasas de complicaciones y por evitar o reducir significativamente la recurrencia de esta enfermedad.

  19. Total lymphoid irradiation for multiple sclerosis

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    Devereux, C.K.; Vidaver, R.; Hafstein, M.P.; Zito, G.; Troiano, R.; Dowling, P.C.; Cook, S.D.

    1988-01-01

    Although chemical immunosuppression has been shown to benefit patients with chronic progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), it appears that chemotherapy has an appreciable oncogenic potential in patients with multiple sclerosis. Accordingly, we developed a modified total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) regimen designed to reduce toxicity and applied it to a randomized double blind trial of TLI or sham irradiation in MS. Standard TLI regimens were modified to reduce dose to 1,980 rad, lowering the superior mantle margin to midway between the thyroid cartilage and angle of the mandible (to avert xerostomia) and the lower margin of the mantle field to the inferior margin of L1 (to reduce gastrointestinal toxicity by dividing abdominal radiation between mantle and inverted Y), limiting spinal cord dose to 1,000 rad by custom-made spine blocks in the mantle and upper 2 cm of inverted Y fields, and also protecting the left kidney even if part of the spleen were shielded. Clinical efficacy was documented by the less frequent functional scale deterioration of 20 TLI treated patients with chronic progressive MS compared to to 20 sham-irradiated progressive MS patients after 12 months (16% versus 55%, p less than 0.03), 18 months (28% versus 63%, p less than 0.03), and 24 months (44% versus 74%, N.S.). Therapeutic benefit during 3 years follow-up was related to the reduction in lymphocyte count 3 months post-irradiation (p less than 0.02). Toxicity was generally mild and transient, with no instance of xerostomia, pericarditis, herpes zoster, or need to terminate treatment in TLI patients. However, menopause was induced in 2 patients and staphylococcal pneumonia in one.

  20. Hypocupremia in patients receiving total parenteral nutrition.

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    Bozzetti, F; Inglese, M G; Terno, G; Pupa, A; Sequeira, C; Migliavacca, S

    1983-01-01

    Although hypocupremia is a well-known consequence of long-term total parenteral nutrition (TPN), its incidence as well as the duration of TPN necessary to induce it are still unsettled. The purpose of this study is to review the changes in serum copper level in 25 patients receiving TPN for a period longer than 2 wk (mean duration 6 wk) at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan and to evaluate the possible relationship of cupremia with the basic disease. Main indications for TPN included enterocutaneous fistulas (11 patients), cancer cachexia (10 patients), radiation enteropathy (two patients), and severe postoperative stricture following esophagogastric resection (two patients). Mean value of serum copper at the beginning of the study was 143 micrograms/100 ml (normal value 65-165 micrograms/100 ml), and the regression analysis showed a mean fall of 5.64 micrograms/100 ml/wk. Hypocupremia occurred in four patients (three with intestinal fistulas and one with radiation obstructive enteritis) at 5th, 6th, 9th, and 6th wk of TPN, respectively. No patient with cancer cachexia developed hypocupremia. No patient with hypocupremia had clinical evidence of a copper deficiency syndrome. We conclude that 1) hypocupremia does not occur within the first month of TPN; 2) its incidence is about 16% in patients intravenously fed for period longer than 2 wk; 3) it is more frequent in patients with enterocutaneous fistulas, whereas it never occurs in patients with cancer cachexia, and 4) it is not necessarily associated to a clinicometabolic syndrome of copper deficiency. Finally, the "nutritional" meaning of serum copper should be questioned in cancer patients since it could represent a "tumor marker."