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  1. Condições microbiológicas e de ocorrência do caramujo terrestre africano na cidade de Araguaína no Estado do Tocantins

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    Lilyan Luizaga Monteiro

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Com base na grande incidência da espécie invasora de caramujo africano, Achatina fulica, na cidade de Araguaína, objetivamos investigar a relação existente entre as condições microbiológicas do caramujo e a ocorrência deste nas hortas domésticas na cidade. Foram seguidas metodologias laboratoriais na determinação de presença/ausência de microrganismos na superfície do caramujo, assim como de fungos filamentosos. Para complementar o trabalho foram entrevistados cento e um (101 moradores domiciliados em dezenove setores de Araguaína. Os resultados microbiológicos da superfície do caramujo apresentam valores acima de 1,2x105 UFC/g de bactérias heterotróficas, foram também isolados fungos dos gêneros Aspergillus, Penicillum, Trichophyton e Cryptococcus. No levantamento por entrevista, 86% dos entrevistados relataram uma alta incidência do caramujo nos seus domicílios no período chuvoso e 50% deles afirmaram ter algum tipo de canteiro em casa, porém 85% desconhecem as doenças que poderiam ser transmitidas por este caramujo. Concluímos que existe uma elevada contaminação microbiológica na superfície dos caramujos analisados, o que combinado com a preferencia pelos produtos de hortas domesticas desconhecendo os riscos que a invasão por caramujos pode acarretar, indicam a necessidade de ampliar o conhecimento sobre a determinação das condições de risco inerentes a A. fulica, assim como sua divulgação na sociedade araguaínense sobre seus efeitos, não somente na saúde das pessoas mas também na produtividade da agricultura artesanal.

  2. Quatro prisioneiros africanos nos Açores

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    Vilhena, Maria da Conceição

    1995-01-01

    "No dia 27 de Junho de 1896, pela uma e meia da tarde, a canhoneira Zambeze fundeava em frente de Angra do Heroísmo. O Cais da Alfândega estava apinhado de gente e muitas centenas de pessoas circulavam pelas ruas, em desusada euforia. É que, a bordo, vinham quatro prisioneiros africanos. Tinham sido capturados no sul de Moçambique, em Dezembro do ano anterior, e já haviam passado três meses no forte de Monsanto. Curioso, o povo esperava impaciente. [...]"

  3. Ontogenia craneofacial en europeos y africanos subsaharianos

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    Sardi, Marina Laura

    2009-01-01

    Las poblaciones humanas se diferencian por numerosos rasgos de su morfología craneofacial. Es aceptado que muchos de esos rasgos se generan tempranamente en la ontogenia; sin embargo, no ha sido demostrado que las características que distinguen a los adultos ya estén presentes durante los primeros años de vida. El objetivo de este estudio es analizar las trayectorias ontogénicas (cambios de tamaño y forma respecto de la edad) craneofaciales en europeos y africanos subsaharianos. Considerando ...

  4. [Gigantism: a mystery explained].

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    Beckers, Alb

    2002-01-01

    Acromegaly was first described by Pierre Marie in 1886. Some years later, it became clear that acromegaly and gigantism share the same etiology: GH hypersecretion due to a pituitary adenoma, induces gigantism if already present during puberty, or an acromegalic if it appears only during the adulthood. During the XXth century, the disease has been well described and is now well controlled with several treatments. Recently, genetic alterations responsible for the disease have been elucidated. PMID:12371275

  5. Pulsars: Gigantic Nuclei

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    Xu, Renxin

    2011-01-01

    What is the real nature of pulsars? This is essentially a question of the fundamental strong interaction between quarks at low-energy scale and hence of the non-perturbative quantum chromo-dynamics, the solution of which would certainly be meaningful for us to understand one of the seven millennium prize problems (i.e., "Yang-Mills Theory") named by the Clay Mathematical Institute. After a historical note, it is argued here that a pulsar is very similar to an extremely big nucleus, but is a little bit different from the {\\em gigantic nucleus} speculated 80 years ago by L. Landau. The paper demonstrates the similarity between pulsars and gigantic nuclei from both points of view: the different manifestations of compact stars and the general behavior of the strong interaction.

  6. Cancro em mogno africano no estado do Pará

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    Célia Regina Tremacoldi

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Sintomas de cancro foram observados em plantios de mogno africano, no município de Dom Eliseu, Pará. Os fungos associados aos tecidos sintomáticos foram identificados como Lasiodiplodia theobromae e Fusarium subglutinans. Culturas puras desses fungos foram testadas quanto à patogenicidade em mudas de mogno africano sadias. Apenas L. theobromae produziu cancro, por meio de inoculação por ferimento e alta umidade. A confirmação de L. theobromae como agente causal do cancro ocorreu após o reisolamento do fungo a partir das plantas inoculadas em casa de vegetação, concluindo a primeira verificação do postulado de Koch para esse patossistema.

  7. Registro de Achatina fulica Bowdich, 1822 (Mollusca, Gastropoda no Brasil: caramujo hospedeiro intermediário da angiostrongilíase

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    Horácio Manuel Santana Teles

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available A introdução de Achatina fulica é assinalada em Itariri, SP, Brasil. Essa espécie de caramujo terrestre foi importada para cultivo, visando à comercialização para consumo humano como "escargot". O encontro de exemplares em vida livre mostra a dispersão de A. fulica e, conseqüentemente, o risco de transmissão de Angiostrongylus cantonensis, nematóide parasita do homem e de outros vertebrados. Além disso, o caramujo é uma praga importante da agricultura.

  8. Linfedema escrotal gigante

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    C. Carrasco López

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La elefantiasis escrotal es una condición que ha sido historicamente descrita en áreas endémicas de filariasis, siendo menos frecuente su presentación idiopática o asociada a otras entidades. Presentamos un caso de elefantiasis escrotal gigante de causa adquirida al que se le practicó exéresis de estructura linfadematosa con reconstrucción con colgajo local y autoinjerto cutáneo. El caso clínico presentado es raro, ya sea por la baja frecuencia o por su etiología, así como por la importante magnitud del problema. Por esta razón hemos decidido presentarlo para dar a conocer posibilidades terapéuticas y realizar una revisión del tema.

  9. Turismo em meio insular africano: potencialidades, constrangimentos e impactos

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    Brito, Brígida Rocha; Pinto, Joaquim Ramos; Alarcão, Nuno; Duarte, Andreia; Loloum, Bastien

    2010-01-01

    “Turismo em Meio Insular Africano. Potencialidades, constrangimentos e impactos” é o resultado de um Projecto de Investigação financiado pela Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), intitutlado “O impacto do Turismo no Desenvolvimento Comunitário em África: análise de experiências insulares”, que consistiu num estudo comparativo entre dois Pequenos Estados Insulares em Desenvolvimento, Cabo Verde e São Tomé e Príncipe, sendo analisados os efeitos do turismo no desenvolvimento das popula...

  10. The Pituitary in Gigantism.

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    Scheithauer, Bernd W.; Kovacs, Kalman T.; Stefaneanu, Lucia; Horvath, Eva; Kane, Laurie A.; Young, William F.; Lloyd, Ricardo V.; Randall, Raymond V.; Davis, Dudley H.

    1995-01-01

    To compare the pituitary pathology of gigantism to that of acromegaly, 19 surgically resected lesions were studied from 10 males and 9 females, ages 13-49 (mean, 19 yr) with excessive height (>/=95th percentile), onset of disease prior to puberty, elevated growth hormone (GH) levels despite glucose suppression, and a pathologically confirmed GH-producing pituitary mass. One patient had MEN-I. The lesions included 18 adenomas and 1 case of pure hyperplasia. The median, mean, and range of serum GH and prolactin (PRL) levels were 64, 235, 5-1000 ng/mL and 47, 146, 29-770 ng/mL, respectively. Of the 8 adenoma specimens accompanied by nontumoral pituitary (i.e., tissue wherein the presence of hyperplasia was assessable), 3 (37%) demonstrated both. Of the 18 tumors, 78% were macroadenomas and 22% were grossly invasive; their immunophenotypes included GH (5%), GH and PRL (19%), and GHPRL and a glycoprotein hormone, usually TSH and/or a-subunit (76%). Of the 10 adenoma-containing lesions subject to electron microscopy (EM), 2 consisted of GH cells alone; 2 of mammosomatotroph (MS) cells alone; 1 of GH and MS cells; 1 of GH and PRL cells; 2 of GH, PRL, and MS cells; 1 of GH, PRL, and glycoprotein cells; and 1 was a subtype 3 adenoma. Ultrastructurally, GH cells and/or MS cells predominated in these lesions. Immuno-EM of one CH and PRL cell and of one GH-PR-MS tumor showed GH and PRL to be present not only in single cells but within the same granules. Nine of 12 adenoma-associated lesions subject to combined in situ hybridization (ISH) and immunostaining showed double labeling for PRL (or GH) mRNA and for GH (or PRL), respectively, features indicating MS differentiation. In the 4 lesions exhibiting hyperplasia, either alone (1) or in association with adenoma (3), EM showed MS cells in 3, and immuno-EM as well as combined immunohistochemistry and ISH showed double labeling for GH and PRL in both of the 2 cases studied. In summary, although in terms of their tinctorial

  11. Pituitary gigantism: Causes and clinical characteristics.

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    Rostomyan, Liliya; Daly, Adrian F; Beckers, Albert

    2015-12-01

    Acromegaly and pituitary gigantism are very rare conditions resulting from excessive secretion of growth hormone (GH), usually by a pituitary adenoma. Pituitary gigantism occurs when GH excess overlaps with the period of rapid linear growth during childhood and adolescence. Until recently, its etiology and clinical characteristics have been poorly understood. Genetic and genomic causes have been identified in recent years that explain about half of cases of pituitary gigantism. We describe these recent discoveries and focus on some important settings in which gigantism can occur, including familial isolated pituitary adenomas (FIPA) and the newly described X-linked acrogigantism (X-LAG) syndrome.

  12. Pituitary gigantism: Causes and clinical characteristics.

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    Rostomyan, Liliya; Daly, Adrian F; Beckers, Albert

    2015-12-01

    Acromegaly and pituitary gigantism are very rare conditions resulting from excessive secretion of growth hormone (GH), usually by a pituitary adenoma. Pituitary gigantism occurs when GH excess overlaps with the period of rapid linear growth during childhood and adolescence. Until recently, its etiology and clinical characteristics have been poorly understood. Genetic and genomic causes have been identified in recent years that explain about half of cases of pituitary gigantism. We describe these recent discoveries and focus on some important settings in which gigantism can occur, including familial isolated pituitary adenomas (FIPA) and the newly described X-linked acrogigantism (X-LAG) syndrome. PMID:26585365

  13. Cistos peribiliares em leão-africano (Panthera leo

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    Ricardo B. Lucena

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available São descritos os achados macroscópicos e histopatológicos de cistos peribiliares em uma fêmea adulta de leão-africano (Panthera leo. Macroscopicamente, todos os lobos hepáticos continham numerosos cistos preenchidos por líquido translúcido. Histologicamente, os cistos estavam localizados no hilo hepático e nos tratos portais. Os cistos eram revestidos internamente por epitélio simples, constituído por células colunares ou cuboidais e não mucinosas, de acordo com avaliação para ácido periódico de Schiff/azul alciano. Na imuno-histiquímica, todas as células desse epitélio foram positivas para citoceratina. O leão morreu de complicações relacionadas a um carcinoma pulmonar e não foram observadas alterações clínicas associadas à lesão hepática, comprovando que cistos peribiliares em leões também ocorrem não associados a sinais clínicos.

  14. Pituitary Gigantism: A Case Report

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    Rana Bhattacharjee

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To present a rare case of gigantism. Case Report: A 25-year-old lady presented with increased statural growth and enlarged body parts noticed since the age of 14 years, primary amenorrhea, and frontal headache for the last 2 years.She has also been suffering from non-inflammatory low back pain with progressive kyphosis and pain in the knees, ankles, and elbows for the last 5 years. There was no history of visual disturbance, vomiting, galactorrhoea, cold intolerance. She had no siblings. Family history was non-contributory.Blood pressure was normal. Height 221 cm, weight 138 kg,body mass index (BMI28. There was coarsening of facial features along with frontal bossing and prognathism, large hands and feet, and small goitre. Patient had severe kyphosis and osteoarthritis of knees. Confrontation perimetry suggested bitemporal hemianopia. Breast and pubic hair were of Tanner stage 1. Serum insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF1 was 703 ng/ml with all glucose suppressedgrowth hormone (GHvalues of >40 ng/ml. Prolactin was 174 ng/ml. Basal serum Lutenising Hormone (LH, follicle stimulating Hormone (FSH was low. Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT, liver and renal function tests, basal cortisol and thyroid profile, Calcium, phosphorus and Intact Parathyroid hormone (iPTH were normal.Computed tomographyscan of brain showed large pituitary macroadenoma. Automated perimetry confirmed bitemporal hemianopia. A diagnosis of gigantism due to GH secreting pituitary macroadenoma with hypogonadotrophichypogonadism was made. Debulking pituitary surgery followed by somatostatin analogue therapy with gonadal steroid replacement had been planned, but the patient refused further treatment.

  15. China e África: a política de Pequim para o continente africano

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    João Bosco Monte

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento do continente africano através dos investimentos da China na exploração de petróleo e outros recursos naturais.

  16. China e África: a política de Pequim para o continente africano

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    João Bosco Monte

    2010-01-01

    O desenvolvimento do continente africano através dos investimentos da China na exploração de petróleo e outros recursos naturais.

  17. Arte africano como punto de partida para una actividad de arte terapia

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    Vassiliadou Yiannaka, María

    2001-01-01

    La visita a una exposición de arte africano realizada con un grupo de pacientes de un Hospital Psiquiátrico sirve en este artículo para reflexionar sobre los aspectos implicados en la organización de actividades de arte terapia y sobre el problema de la accesibilidad de todos los ciudadanos a la vida cultural

  18. Dwarfism and gigantism in historical picture postcards.

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    Enderle, A

    1998-05-01

    A collection of 893 historical picture postcards from 1900 to 1935, depicting dwarfs and giants, was analysed from medical and psychosocial viewpoints. In conditions such as 'bird headed dwarfism', achondroplasia, cretinism, so-called Aztecs or pinheads, Grebe chondrodysplasia, and acromegalic gigantism, the disorder could be diagnosed easily. In hypopituitary dwarfism, exact diagnosis was more difficult because of heterogeneity. The most common conditions depicted were pituitary dwarfism and achondroplasia. Most of those with gigantism had pituitary gigantism and acromegaly. Brothers and sisters or parents and their children provided evidence of mendelian inheritance of some of these disorders. The cards suggest that being put on show provided, at least in some cases, social benefits. PMID:9764085

  19. Triangulation of the Gigantic Jets in 20 August 2014

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    Kang-Ming, P.; Hsu, R. R.; Su, H. T.; Chen, A. B. C.; Chou, J. K.; Chang, S. C.; Wu, Y. J.; Chien-Lun, H.; Yang, I. C.; Tsai, S. H.

    2015-12-01

    Coordinate optical observation campaigns on TLEs near Taiwan are held since 2011 with the aim to triangulate TLEs. Currently, there are four stations with baseline varying from 100 to 400 km between them. Our optical observation systems recorded 48 various types of TLEs on the night of 20 August 2014, with eight of them being gigantic jets that were recorded by at least two stations. Due to the length of baselines and the TLE occurring locations, the earth curvature needed to be taken into account by means of spherical trigonometry method. The preliminary results shows the gigantic jets occurred over the northern Taiwan and the accuracy of geolocation is less than 1 km and the accuracy of the retrieval height on the key structures is less than 0.5 km. The triangulation results of the eight events indicate most of these gigantic jets terminated at 80-90km, but one of the gigantic jets is likely extend to 100 km. Three of the eight gigantic jets occurred consequently after previous one with time interval of 500ms to more than 100s. The previous gigantic jet is likely to influence the consequent gigantic jet for usually the consequent gigantic jet has more beads structures in high altitude and one of the streamer column of a consequent gigantic jets at 55 -60 km is identified to re-bright, which is more than 100s after the previous gigantic jet.

  20. Padronização da técnica de marcação de caramujos Biomphalaria glabrata com radioestroncio Standardization of the technic of labeling Biomphalaria glabrata snails with radiostrontium

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    Miguel Archanjo Muniz Leal

    1982-06-01

    Full Text Available Caramujos Biomphalaria glabrata vetor da esquistossomose mansônica, utilizados em experiências de campo, nas quais se faz necessário sua identificação e/ou localização, devem ser marcados com radioestrôncio 85,89 ou 90. Sua marcação em laboratório deve ser procedida em aquários de vidro sem fundo de areia, temperatura de 26,5 ± 1ºC, pH ajustado ao valor encontrado no "habitat", aeração artificial, alimentação diária com pequenas porções de alface fresca e 25 ml de água desionizada por caramujo. O nível de atividade no caramujo pode ser estimado sabendo-se que para o tempo de marcação de 5 dias e atividades iniciais de 0,036 a 0,362 µCi/ml, a captação global para grupos de 10 caramujos está em torno de 84 ± 2% e que a marcação em água contendo cálcio, praticamente não se altera até concentrações de 50ppm. A sobrevida ao longo de nove semanas não foi influenciada pela presença de radioestrôncio no caramujo.The vector snail of schistosomiasis mansoni, Biomphalaria glabrata, when used in field experiments in which it is to be recovered and/or located, should be labeled with radiostrontium 85,89 or 90. The labeling in laboratory should be carried out in an artificially aerated aquarium with 25 ml of deionized water per snail, without sand at the bottom, at a temperature of 26.5 ± 1ºC, pH adjusted to the value found in the natural habitat, and the snails should be fed with small pieces of fresh lettuce. The level of snail activity can be estimated taking into account that, for a labeling time of 5 days and initial activities of 0.036 to 0.362 µCi/ml, the global uptake for groups of 10 snails is about 84 ± 2% and that labeling in calcium-containing water parctically does not change till a 50 ppm concentration. Survival along 9 weeks was not influenced by the presence of radiostrontium in the snail.

  1. Evolution of gigantism in amphiumid salamanders.

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    Ronald M Bonett

    Full Text Available The Amphiumidae contains three species of elongate, permanently aquatic salamanders with four diminutive limbs that append one, two, or three toes. Two of the species, Amphiuma means and A. tridactylum, are among the largest salamanders in the world, reaching lengths of more than one meter, whereas the third species (A. pholeter, extinct amphiumids, and closely related salamander families are relatively small. Amphiuma means and A. tridactylum are widespread species and live in a wide range of lowland aquatic habitats on the Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States, whereas A. pholeter is restricted to very specialized organic muck habitats and is syntopic with A. means. Here we present analyses of sequences of mitochondrial and nuclear loci from across the distribution of the three taxa to assess lineage diversity, relationships, and relative timing of divergence in amphiumid salamanders. In addition we analyze the evolution of gigantism in the clade. Our analyses indicate three lineages that have diverged since the late Miocene, that correspond to the three currently recognized species, but the two gigantic species are not each other's closest relatives. Given that the most closely related salamander families and fossil amphiumids from the Upper Cretaceous and Paleocene are relatively small, our results suggest at least two extreme changes in body size within the Amphuimidae. Gigantic body size either evolved once as the ancestral condition of modern amphiumas, with a subsequent strong size reduction in A. pholeter, or gigantism independently evolved twice in the modern species, A. means and A. tridactylum. These patterns are concordant with differences in habitat breadth and range size among lineages, and have implications for reproductive isolation and diversification of amphiumid salamanders.

  2. Dwarfism and gigantism in historical picture postcards.

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    Enderle, A

    1998-01-01

    A collection of 893 historical picture postcards from 1900 to 1935, depicting dwarfs and giants, was analysed from medical and psychosocial viewpoints. In conditions such as 'bird headed dwarfism', achondroplasia, cretinism, so-called Aztecs or pinheads, Grebe chondrodysplasia, and acromegalic gigantism, the disorder could be diagnosed easily. In hypopituitary dwarfism, exact diagnosis was more difficult because of heterogeneity. The most common conditions depicted were pituitary dwarfism and...

  3. Sotos syndrome: An interesting disorder with gigantism

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    Nalini A; Biswas Arundhati

    2008-01-01

    We report the case of a 16-year-old boy diagnosed to have Sotos syndrome, with rare association of bilateral primary optic atrophy and epilepsy. He presented with accelerated linear growth, facial gestalt, distinctive facial features, seizures and progressive diminution of vision in both eyes. He had features of gigantism from early childhood. An MRI showed that brain and endocrine functions were normal. This case is of interest, as we have to be aware of this not so rare disorder. In additio...

  4. Gigantic Suprapubic Lymphedema: A Case Study.

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    Tanhaeivash, Roozbeh; Franiel, Tobias; Grimm, Marc-Oliver; Horstmann, Marcus

    2016-08-01

    We present the first case study of idiopathic gigantic suprapubic lymphedema and buried penis treated with puboscrotal reconstruction in a patient with initial extreme obesity after an extensive weight reduction (120 kg). Massive localized lymphedema of the suprapubic region should be differentiated from the scrotal type. Severe lymphedema could not resolve on its own and weight reduction does not seem to be helpful in such cases. PMID:27574599

  5. Gigantic Suprapubic Lymphedema: A Case Study

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    Tanhaeivash, Roozbeh; Franiel, Tobias; Grimm, Marc-Oliver

    2016-01-01

    We present the first case study of idiopathic gigantic suprapubic lymphedema and buried penis treated with puboscrotal reconstruction in a patient with initial extreme obesity after an extensive weight reduction (120 kg). Massive localized lymphedema of the suprapubic region should be differentiated from the scrotal type. Severe lymphedema could not resolve on its own and weight reduction does not seem to be helpful in such cases. PMID:27574599

  6. Conocimiento indígena y poder global: lecciones de los debates africanos

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    Raewyn Connell

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo discuto las implicaciones de los debates africanos sobre la sociología indígena, la filosofía africana y el “Renacimiento africano”, para las ciencias sociales y las humanidades en otras partes del mundo. Los tres debates se preocupan por el estatus del conocimiento local en tensión con el poder metropolitano; debatir, y basarse en este tipo de comprensión situacional es la forma en que podemos superar la dicotomía entre conocimiento “universal” y “local”.

  7. La política exterior argentina hacia el continente africano (julio 2014-junio2015)

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    Morasso, Carla

    2015-01-01

    Como parte del seguimiento anual que realiza el Departamento África del IRI de los vínculos argentino-africanos, el presente trabajo releva las acciones más destacadas de política exterior argentina que tuvieron lugar entre julio de 2014 y junio de 2015. Entre las mismas sobresalen las relaciones bilaterales con los países subsaharianos, la continuidad del diálogo en los espacios multilaterales, la ejecución de iniciativas de cooperación a través del Fondo Argentino de Cooperación Sur-Sur y T...

  8. Aporte aborigen y africano de diferentes regiones de la Argentina en Buenos Aires

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    Avena, Sergio Alejandro; Goicoechea, Alicia Susana; Clapsos, R.; Dugoujon, Jean Michel; Dejean, Cristina Beatriz; Perosino, María C.; Carnese, Francisco R.

    2003-01-01

    En trabajos anteriores realizados en muestras poblacionales de la Región Metropolitana de Buenos Aires (RMBA) hemos observado un 15,2 % de aporte indígena (AI) y un 3,8% de africano (AA). En el presente estudio se analizó una muestra de 169 individuos provenientes de las regiones del noroeste (NOA), del nordeste (NEA) y del centro del país (CP, se excluye la RMBA) que fueron donantes en el Banco de Sangre de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Esta muestra se adicionó a las previamente obtenidas de...

  9. Morfologfa conchffera, crecimiento, reproducción y letargo de los caracoles gigantes africanos : observaciones en laboratorio sobre Archachatina marginata suturalis, Achatina achatina y Achatina fulica'

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    Stiévenart, C.

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available hell Shape, Growth, Reproduction and Estivation in Giant African Landsnails : Observations in Laboratory on"Archachatina marginata suturalis, Achatina achatina and Achatina fulica". Commercial frog farms exist in several countries. It seems hopeless believing that frog leg consumption can be prohibited, and the solution is probably a very strict control of the origin of the legs sold and imported. Uncontrolled hunting-poaching of frogs should be replaced by sustainable and rational breeding of frogs for sale. A large frog farm located near Singapore is described with the infrastructure and the management of the production. The two species bred are the American and the Asian bull-frogs Rana catesbeiana and R. tigerina. It is also mentioned that appropriate slaughtering techniques exist for frogs based on same guidelines as for conventional farm animals.

  10. Gigantism and Its Implications for the History of Life.

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    Vermeij, Geerat J

    2016-01-01

    Gigantism-very large body size-is an ecologically important trait associated with competitive superiority. Although it has been studied in particular cases, the general conditions for the evolution and maintenance of gigantism remain obscure. I compiled sizes and dates for the largest species in 3 terrestrial and 7 marine trophic and habitat categories of animals from throughout the Phanerozoic. The largest species (global giants) in all categories are of post-Paleozoic age. Gigantism at this level appeared tens to hundreds of millions of years after mass extinctions and long after the origins of clades in which it evolved. Marine gigantism correlates with high planktic or seafloor productivity, but on land the correspondence between productivity and gigantism is weak at best. All global giants are aerobically active animals, not gentle giants with low metabolic demands. Oxygen concentration in the atmosphere correlates with gigantism in the Paleozoic but not thereafter, likely because of the elaboration of efficient gas-exchange systems in clades containing giants. Although temperature and habitat size are important in the evolution of very large size in some cases, the most important (and rare) enabling circumstance is a highly developed ecological infrastructure in which essential resources are abundant and effectively recycled and reused, permitting activity levels to increase and setting the stage for gigantic animals to evolve. Gigantism as a hallmark of competitive superiority appears to have lost its luster on land after the Mesozoic in favor of alternative means of achieving dominance, especially including social organization and coordinated food-gathering.

  11. Fungal cell gigantism during mammalian infection.

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    Zaragoza, Oscar; García-Rodas, Rocío; Nosanchuk, Joshua D; Cuenca-Estrella, Manuel; Rodríguez-Tudela, Juan Luis; Casadevall, Arturo

    2010-01-01

    The interaction between fungal pathogens with the host frequently results in morphological changes, such as hyphae formation. The encapsulated pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans is not considered a dimorphic fungus, and is predominantly found in host tissues as round yeast cells. However, there is a specific morphological change associated with cryptococcal infection that involves an increase in capsule volume. We now report another morphological change whereby gigantic cells are formed in tissue. The paper reports the phenotypic characterization of giant cells isolated from infected mice and the cellular changes associated with giant cell formation. C. neoformans infection in mice resulted in the appearance of giant cells with cell bodies up to 30 microm in diameter and capsules resistant to stripping with gamma-radiation and organic solvents. The proportion of giant cells ranged from 10 to 80% of the total lung fungal burden, depending on infection time, individual mice, and correlated with the type of immune response. When placed on agar, giant cells budded to produce small daughter cells that traversed the capsule of the mother cell at the speed of 20-50 m/h. Giant cells with dimensions that approximated those in vivo were observed in vitro after prolonged culture in minimal media, and were the oldest in the culture, suggesting that giant cell formation is an aging-dependent phenomenon. Giant cells recovered from mice displayed polyploidy, suggesting a mechanism by which gigantism results from cell cycle progression without cell fission. Giant cell formation was dependent on cAMP, but not on Ras1. Real-time imaging showed that giant cells were engaged, but not engulfed by phagocytic cells. We describe a remarkable new strategy for C. neoformans to evade the immune response by enlarging cell size, and suggest that gigantism results from replication without fission, a phenomenon that may also occur with other fungal pathogens.

  12. Fungal cell gigantism during mammalian infection.

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    Oscar Zaragoza

    Full Text Available The interaction between fungal pathogens with the host frequently results in morphological changes, such as hyphae formation. The encapsulated pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans is not considered a dimorphic fungus, and is predominantly found in host tissues as round yeast cells. However, there is a specific morphological change associated with cryptococcal infection that involves an increase in capsule volume. We now report another morphological change whereby gigantic cells are formed in tissue. The paper reports the phenotypic characterization of giant cells isolated from infected mice and the cellular changes associated with giant cell formation. C. neoformans infection in mice resulted in the appearance of giant cells with cell bodies up to 30 microm in diameter and capsules resistant to stripping with gamma-radiation and organic solvents. The proportion of giant cells ranged from 10 to 80% of the total lung fungal burden, depending on infection time, individual mice, and correlated with the type of immune response. When placed on agar, giant cells budded to produce small daughter cells that traversed the capsule of the mother cell at the speed of 20-50 m/h. Giant cells with dimensions that approximated those in vivo were observed in vitro after prolonged culture in minimal media, and were the oldest in the culture, suggesting that giant cell formation is an aging-dependent phenomenon. Giant cells recovered from mice displayed polyploidy, suggesting a mechanism by which gigantism results from cell cycle progression without cell fission. Giant cell formation was dependent on cAMP, but not on Ras1. Real-time imaging showed that giant cells were engaged, but not engulfed by phagocytic cells. We describe a remarkable new strategy for C. neoformans to evade the immune response by enlarging cell size, and suggest that gigantism results from replication without fission, a phenomenon that may also occur with other fungal pathogens.

  13. Sotos syndrome: An interesting disorder with gigantism

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    Nalini A

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We report the case of a 16-year-old boy diagnosed to have Sotos syndrome, with rare association of bilateral primary optic atrophy and epilepsy. He presented with accelerated linear growth, facial gestalt, distinctive facial features, seizures and progressive diminution of vision in both eyes. He had features of gigantism from early childhood. An MRI showed that brain and endocrine functions were normal. This case is of interest, as we have to be aware of this not so rare disorder. In addition to the classic features, there were two unusual associations with Sotos syndrome in the patient.

  14. Sotos syndrome: An interesting disorder with gigantism

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    Nalini, A.; Biswas, Arundhati

    2008-01-01

    We report the case of a 16-year-old boy diagnosed to have Sotos syndrome, with rare association of bilateral primary optic atrophy and epilepsy. He presented with accelerated linear growth, facial gestalt, distinctive facial features, seizures and progressive diminution of vision in both eyes. He had features of gigantism from early childhood. An MRI showed that brain and endocrine functions were normal. This case is of interest, as we have to be aware of this not so rare disorder. In addition to the classic features, there were two unusual associations with Sotos syndrome in the patient. PMID:19893668

  15. Aspectos etológicos na sobrevivência dos caramujos vetores da xistosomose ao tratamento com moluscicidas Ethologic aspects of survival of schistosomiasis vector snails to treatment with molluscicides

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    Otávio S. Pieri; Pedro Jurberg

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    Um levantamento dos fatores comportamentais considerados de importância para a sobrevivência dos caramujos vetores da xistosomose aos moluscicidas permitiu caracterizar como tendo função presumivelmente protetora: retração na concha, afastamento de locais dessecados, saída da água, enterramento e afastamento de agentes tóxicos. A partir da constatação de que as evidências disponíveis até agora pouco esclarecimento dão sobre a naturaza dos mecanismos deflagadores de tais comportamento e seu va...

  16. El origen africano del cultivo del arroz en Las Américas

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    Carney, Judith A.

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    Full Text Available Until the period of the transatlantic slave trade, rice was not cultivated in the Americas. By the eighteenth century the crop was widely established across plantation societies from South Carolina to Brazil. Grown by slaves as well as maroons, for subsistence and also for export, the onset of rice cultivation in the Americas has long been attributed to European planters. This article presents evidence that supports African agency in establishing rice culture in the New World. Emphasis is on African rice (Oryza glaberrima, enslaved West Africans for whom the crop was a dietary staple, and an indigenous rice knowledge system with identical features across the African and American Atlantic. A comparative analysis of land use, methods of cultivation, milling and cooking traditions illuminates the diffusion of African rice culture to the Americas and the role of West African slaves in pioneering rice as a New World subsistence staple.El arroz no empezó a ser cultivado en las Américas sino hasta el periodo del comercio transatlántico de esclavos. Para el siglo XVIII este cultivo ya se había establecido extensamente en plantaciones desde Carolina del Sur hasta Brasil. Cultivado por esclavos así como cimarrones, tanto para la subsistencia como para la exportación, el comienzo de la cultivación de arroz en las Américas invariablemente se ha atribuido a los dueños de plantaciones europeos. Este artículo presenta evidencia del importante papel que desempeñaron los africanos en establecer la cultura del arroz en el Nuevo Mundo. Este trabajo se enfoca sobre el arroz africano (Oryza glaberrima, personas esclavizadas de África occidental para quienes este cultivo era un alimento básico, y un sistema de conocimiento indígena sobre el arroz con características idénticas entre el Atlántico africano y americano. Un estudio comparativo de usos del suelo, métodos de cultivo, procesos de molienda y tradiciones culinarias ilumina el tema de la

  17. Ondas T negativas gigantes de origen indeterminado

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    Eduardo Eyheremendy

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se define onda T negativa gigante o inversión masiva de la onda T a la aparición de ondas T negativas con una amplitud = 1 mV en por lo menos dos derivaciones contiguas del ECG. Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 66 años con antecedentes de dislipidemia tipo IV e hipertensión arterial leve, a la que en buen estado de salud y totalmente asintomática en un examen de rutina se le detecta en el ECG de superficie un hemibloqueo anterior y ondas T negativas gigantes en las derivaciones I, II, aVL, aVF y de V1 a V6. La paciente fue internada en la UCI, donde se descartó que fueran de origen coronario. Durante el seguimiento, las ondas T se tornaron menos negativas hasta que al cabo de un tiempo (45 días aproximadamente se normalizaron. A pesar de los estudios cardiológicos y no cardiológicos realizados, no se pudo establecer su origen.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2009;77:131-134.

  18. O pequeno agricultor africano: problemas que enfrenta e perspetivas sobre o seu futuro

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    Mestrado em Estudos Africanos: Gestão do Desenvolvimento Social e Económico Os pequenos agricultores em África têm sido ameaçados por vários constrangimentos naturais, económicos, políticos e sociais ao longo das últimas décadas, que têm contribuído para o fracasso do desenvolvimento do setor agrícola no continente e inibido o alívio da pobreza e insegurança alimentar. Desde a independência das nações africanas que se assistiu ao declínio da capacidade produtiva da agricultu...

  19. [A case of cerebral gigantism with cerebellar atrophy].

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    Kitazawa, K; Ikeda, M; Tsukagoshi, H

    1990-05-01

    A 37-year-old housewife, who had physical characteristics of cerebral gigantism, such as the tall stature, acromegaly, macrocephalia, high arched palate and antimongoloid slant, developed cerebellar ataxia and dysarthria. Her mother, uncle and grandmother were also reported to have slowly progressive gait disturbance. Her mother was also tall. Endocrinological studies failed to show any definite abnormality. CT and MRI revealed remarkable cerebellar atrophy. Though cerebral gigantism is often associated with clumsiness and incoordination, the etiology of the ataxia is poorly understood. This case indicates that the ataxia in cerebral gigantism may be, at least partly, caused by cerebellar atrophy. PMID:2401112

  20. Pyodermia chronica glutealis complicated by acromegalic gigantism.

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    Nishijima, S; Kasahara, M; Suzuki, K; Kondoh, M; Tsubura, A

    1998-04-01

    We report a case of pyodermia chronica glutealis complicated by acromegalic gigantism associated with hyperprolactinemia. The serum prolactin, growth hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and 11-deoxycortisol levels were elevated, but the estradiol and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate levels were within normal limits. However, the testosterone level was very low. Histopathologically, we found sinus tracts and scarring in a specimen from the buttocks. We could not immunohistochemically detect clear androgen, growth hormone, or prolactin receptors at any site. The patient was a man with a height of 197 cm and weight of 140 kg, he had clinical features of active acromegaly such as excessive sweating and increased thickness of soft tissue. He was also diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. Under such conditions, bacteria could easily grow and lesions might have been aggravated by the heavy pressure from his weight, a possible causes of his pyodermia chronica glutealis. PMID:9609982

  1. Gigantism and Its Implications for the History of Life.

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    Geerat J Vermeij

    Full Text Available Gigantism-very large body size-is an ecologically important trait associated with competitive superiority. Although it has been studied in particular cases, the general conditions for the evolution and maintenance of gigantism remain obscure. I compiled sizes and dates for the largest species in 3 terrestrial and 7 marine trophic and habitat categories of animals from throughout the Phanerozoic. The largest species (global giants in all categories are of post-Paleozoic age. Gigantism at this level appeared tens to hundreds of millions of years after mass extinctions and long after the origins of clades in which it evolved. Marine gigantism correlates with high planktic or seafloor productivity, but on land the correspondence between productivity and gigantism is weak at best. All global giants are aerobically active animals, not gentle giants with low metabolic demands. Oxygen concentration in the atmosphere correlates with gigantism in the Paleozoic but not thereafter, likely because of the elaboration of efficient gas-exchange systems in clades containing giants. Although temperature and habitat size are important in the evolution of very large size in some cases, the most important (and rare enabling circumstance is a highly developed ecological infrastructure in which essential resources are abundant and effectively recycled and reused, permitting activity levels to increase and setting the stage for gigantic animals to evolve. Gigantism as a hallmark of competitive superiority appears to have lost its luster on land after the Mesozoic in favor of alternative means of achieving dominance, especially including social organization and coordinated food-gathering.

  2. Gigantism and Its Implications for the History of Life.

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    Vermeij, Geerat J

    2016-01-01

    Gigantism-very large body size-is an ecologically important trait associated with competitive superiority. Although it has been studied in particular cases, the general conditions for the evolution and maintenance of gigantism remain obscure. I compiled sizes and dates for the largest species in 3 terrestrial and 7 marine trophic and habitat categories of animals from throughout the Phanerozoic. The largest species (global giants) in all categories are of post-Paleozoic age. Gigantism at this level appeared tens to hundreds of millions of years after mass extinctions and long after the origins of clades in which it evolved. Marine gigantism correlates with high planktic or seafloor productivity, but on land the correspondence between productivity and gigantism is weak at best. All global giants are aerobically active animals, not gentle giants with low metabolic demands. Oxygen concentration in the atmosphere correlates with gigantism in the Paleozoic but not thereafter, likely because of the elaboration of efficient gas-exchange systems in clades containing giants. Although temperature and habitat size are important in the evolution of very large size in some cases, the most important (and rare) enabling circumstance is a highly developed ecological infrastructure in which essential resources are abundant and effectively recycled and reused, permitting activity levels to increase and setting the stage for gigantic animals to evolve. Gigantism as a hallmark of competitive superiority appears to have lost its luster on land after the Mesozoic in favor of alternative means of achieving dominance, especially including social organization and coordinated food-gathering. PMID:26771527

  3. Aporte aborigen y africano de diferentes regiones de la Argentina en Buenos Aires

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    Avena, Sergio Alejandro

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En trabajos anteriores realizados en muestras poblacionales de la Región Metropolitana de Buenos Aires (RMBA hemos observado un 15,2 % de aporte indígena (AI y un 3,8% de africano (AA. En el presente estudio se analizó una muestra de 169 individuos provenientes de las regiones del noroeste (NOA, del nordeste (NEA y del centro del país (CP, se excluye la RMBA que fueron donantes en el Banco de Sangre de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Esta muestra se adicionó a las previamente obtenidas de las mismas regiones en los hospitales de Clínicas e Italiano. El objetivo fue evaluar si existe una distribución diferencial del AI y el AA según la región de origen de los dadores. Para ello se determinaron los sistemas ABO, Rh, MNS, Diego, Duffy, Gm y Km. Las frecuencias génicas y haplotípicas fueron calculadas mediante métodos de máxima verosimilitud y la mezcla génica se calculó aplicando el programa ADMIX. La región con mayor AI fue NOA (49,5% seguida por NEA (28,4% y CP (17,2%, mientras que el AA fue similar en las tres regiones (NOA 3,2%, NEA 3,5% y CP 3,8.

  4. Toxicidade aguda do sulfato de cobre e do extrato aquoso de folhas secas de nim para o caramujo (Pomacea canaliculata = Acute toxicity of copper sulfate and aqueous extract of dried neem leaves on snails (Pomacea canaliculata

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    Francine Perri Venturini

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    Full Text Available Os caramujos podem se tornar um problema ambiental e econômico, podendo causar muitos prejuízos. O trabalho teve como objetivo estimar a toxicidade aguda do sulfato de cobre pentaidratado (CuSO4.5H2O e do extrato aquoso de folhas secas de nim para o P. canaliculata, em condição de laboratório. Para determinação da CL (I(50;96h, o caramujo foi exposto a seis concentrações crescentes de sulfato de cobre (0,0; 0,01; 0,03; 0,05; 0,07 e 0,1 mg L-1 e a seis concentrações crescentes de extrato aquoso de folhas secas denim (0,0; 100; 125; 150; 175 e 200 mL de extrato aquoso de folhas secas de nim L-1 de água, equivalente a 0,0; 1,18; 1,47; 1,77; 2,06; e 2,36 mg de azadiractina L-1, com três repetições e um tratamento-controle em um experimento no delineamento inteiramente casualizado(DIC. A CL (I(50;96h estimada para o caramujo foi de 0,07 mg de sulfato de cobre L-1, com limite inferior de 0,05 mg L-1 e limite superior de 0,1 mg L-1. A concentração letal 50% (CL (I50;96h estimada do extrato aquoso de folhas secas de nim (EAFSN para o caramujo foi de 142,75 mL L-1, equivalente a 1,68 mg L-1 de azadiractina, com limite inferior de 130,89 mL L-1 (1,54, mg L-1 e limite superior de 155,69 mL L-1 (1,83 mg L-1.Snails can become an environmental and economic problem, causing substantial losses. The objective of this work was to estimatethe acute toxicity of copper sulfate pentahydrate (CuSO4.5H2O and the aqueous extract of dried neem leaves on snails (P. canaliculata under laboratory conditions. In order to estimate the lethal concentration 50% (LC (I50;96h, snails were exposed to six increasing copper sulfate concentrations (0.0; 0.01; 0.03; 0.05; 0.07 and 0.1 mg L-1 and six increasing concentrations of aqueous extract of dried neem leaves 0.0; 100; 125; 150; 175 and 200 mL aqueous extract of dried neem leaves L-1 water, equivalent to (0.0; 1.18; 1.47; 1.77; 2.06; and 2.36 mg azadirachtin L-1, in triplicate and one control treatment in an

  5. Late paleozoic fusulinoidean gigantism driven by atmospheric hyperoxia.

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    Payne, Jonathan L; Groves, John R; Jost, Adam B; Nguyen, Thienan; Moffitt, Sarah E; Hill, Tessa M; Skotheim, Jan M

    2012-09-01

    Atmospheric hyperoxia, with pO(2) in excess of 30%, has long been hypothesized to account for late Paleozoic (360-250 million years ago) gigantism in numerous higher taxa. However, this hypothesis has not been evaluated statistically because comprehensive size data have not been compiled previously at sufficient temporal resolution to permit quantitative analysis. In this study, we test the hyperoxia-gigantism hypothesis by examining the fossil record of fusulinoidean foraminifers, a dramatic example of protistan gigantism with some individuals exceeding 10 cm in length and exceeding their relatives by six orders of magnitude in biovolume. We assembled and examined comprehensive regional and global, species-level datasets containing 270 and 1823 species, respectively. A statistical model of size evolution forced by atmospheric pO(2) is conclusively favored over alternative models based on random walks or a constant tendency toward size increase. Moreover, the ratios of volume to surface area in the largest fusulinoideans are consistent in magnitude and trend with a mathematical model based on oxygen transport limitation. We further validate the hyperoxia-gigantism model through an examination of modern foraminiferal species living along a measured gradient in oxygen concentration. These findings provide the first quantitative confirmation of a direct connection between Paleozoic gigantism and atmospheric hyperoxia.

  6. Ependimoma myxopapilar sacro gigante con osteolisis

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    Ajler, Pablo; Landriel, Federico; Goldschmidt, Ezequiel; Campero, Álvaro; Yampolsky, Claudio

    2014-01-01

    Objetivo: la presentación de un caso de una paciente con un ependimoma sacro con extensa infiltración y destrucción ósea local. Descripción del caso: una mujer de 53 años acudió a la consulta por dolor lumbosacro y alteraciones sensitivas perineales y esfinterianas. La imágenes por Resonancia Magnética (IRM) y la Tomografía Axial Computada (TAC) mostraron una lesión expansiva gigante a nivel S2-S4 con extensa osteólisis e invasión de tejidos adyacentes. Se realizó una exéresis tumoral completa con mejoría del estatus funcional. La anatomía patológica informó ependimoma mixopapilar. Discusión: la extensión de la resección quirúrgica es el mejor predictor de buen pronóstico. El tratamiento radiante se reserva como opción adyuvante para las resecciones incompletas y recidiva tumoral. La quimioterapia sólo debería utilizarse en casos en que la cirugía y la radioterapia estén contraindicadas. Conclusión: Los ependimomas mixopapilares sacros con destrucción ósea y presentación intra y extradural son muy infrecuentes y deben ser tenidos en cuenta entre los diagnósticos diferenciales preoperatorios. Su resección total, siempre que sea posible, es la mejor alternativa terapéutica. PMID:25165615

  7. [Cryohypophysectomy in acromegaly and gigantism by the stereotaxic method].

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    Mempel, E; Rap, Z; Jurkiewicz, J; Kuciński, L

    1985-01-01

    The authors report results of surgical treatment of 30 patients treated by cryohypophysectomy by the stereotactic method through the nose and sphenoid sinus in the years 1967-1979. The material included 28 cases of acromegaly and 2 cases of gigantism. The pathological manifestations in acromegaly and gigantism were analysed for demonstration which of them can regress after surgical treatment. The results of hormonal determinations, particularly the levels of growth hormone, 17-KS and hydroxysteroids, as well as blood glucose curves, were compared before and after cryohypophysectomy and their normalization was observed after the operation. There was principally no need for substitutive treatment after surgical treatment with the exception of 4 cases in which this treatment was given during several postoperative months. The indications to this method of therapy include cases of acromegaly and gigantism with presence of active intrasellar adenomas. Patients should be referred for treatment early before development of skeletal deformities. PMID:3912667

  8. Dinâmica Socio-Cultural da Cidade: A Conflitualidade dos Imigrantes Africanos em Lisboa

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    Anelino Francisco Silva

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa sobre a dinâmica sociocultural, o direito dos imigrantes à cidade, caso da Área Metropolitana de Lisboade Lisboa, traz uma reflexão do atual processo de inserção ou não dos imigrantes africanos de Angola, Cabo-Verde, São Tomé e Guine-Bissau, como um fator de conflito gerado pela sua permanência na cidade. A globalização atua no global-local, ajuizando a cidade reforçar as características local baseada da legitimidade cultural e política. A cidade metrópole precisa estar preparada às novas exigências produtivas do sistema econômico e da reprodução social. Sendo Lisboa, no contexto dos processos de estruturação econômico-territorial e de diferenciação sócio-urbanística, o espaço polarizado pela capital do país e, ter sido a metrópole que teve sob seu domínio Angola, Cabo -Verde, São Tomé e Guine – Bissau, que com o fim da colonização inicia um processo migratório para Portugal, especialmente, Lisboa. A baixa inserção ao mercado de trabalho, a tênue socialização cultural e a negação ao direito à cidade passam a ser obstáculos em toda sua plenitude

  9. Asociaciones de migrantes africanos. Educación y formación

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    Palaudàrias i Martí, Josep M.

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    Full Text Available Based on the data obtained in a survey of 206 representatives of African immigrant associations, nine life histories and 54 interviews carried out with representatives of these associations, this article analyzes their educational reality from different points of view. First, we establish the importance the association leaders give to education (the role that education played in their migration processes and in the associations they lead. Second, we take a close look at their educational level and training. And finally, we analyze the training activities promoted by these associations or the activities in which they are involved (collaborating with other associations, institutions or services. Concerning these activities, we analyze their types (topics covered: language, religion, labor market integration, etc., and orientation (tendency to multiculturalism and collaboration or distance from formal education institutions.A partir de los datos obtenidos a través de un cuestionario suministrado a 206 representantes de asociaciones de inmigrantes de origen africano y de 20 historias de vida y 66 entrevistas realizadas a representantes de estas asociaciones, este artículo analiza la realidad educativa de las asociaciones desde diferentes puntos de vista. Primero, estableciendo el valor que los dirigentes asociativos dan a la educación (papel que ha jugado en sus procesos migratorios y papel que juega en las asociaciones que dirigen. En segundo lugar, aproximándonos a su nivel de estudios e itinerario formativo. Y finalmente, analizando las actividades formativas que estas asociaciones impulsan o en las que participan (colaborando con otras asociaciones, instituciones o servicios. De estas actividades, se han analizado tanto su tipología (temas que se abordan: lengua, religión, inserción laboral, entre otros, como su orientación (tendencia al multiculturalismo y colaboración o distanciamiento respecto al ámbito educativo formal.

  10. REGINALDO, Lucilene. Os Rosários dos Angolas: Irmandades de africanos e crioulos na Bahia setecentista.

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    Ênio José da Costa Brito

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    Full Text Available Os Rosários dos Angolas realiza um estudo da Irmandade de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos das Portas do Carmo( Bahia A novidade do estudo está nos subsidios coletados na Africa, Portugal e Brasil , no resgate da presença banto na Bahia e na abertura para um dialogo das cosmovisões banto e cristã.REGINALDO, Lucilene. Os Rosários dos Angolas: Irmandades de africanos e crioulos na Bahia setecentista. São Paulo: Alameda, 2011. 416p. ISBN 978-85-7939-082-1 

  11. Macrodystrophia Lipomatosa: An Unusual Cause of Localized Gigantism.

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    Maheswari, S Uma; Sampath, V; Ramesh, A; Manoharan, K

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    Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (MDL) is a rare congenital form of localized gigantism characterized by progressive overgrowth of all mesenchymal elements with a disproportionate increase in fibro adipose tissue. Here we report a case of 20 years old male who presented with history of painless gradual enlargement of entire left upper limb since childhood. Magnetic resonance imaging and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of macrodystrophia lipomatosa. This condition has to be differentiated from other causes of localized gigantism, since these conditions differ in their course, prognosis, complications and treatment.

  12. Macrodystrophia lipomatosa: An unusual cause of localized gigantism

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    S Uma Maheswari

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    Full Text Available Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (MDL is a rare congenital form of localized gigantism characterized by progressive overgrowth of all mesenchymal elements with a disproportionate increase in fibro adipose tissue. Here we report a case of 20 years old male who presented with history of painless gradual enlargement of entire left upper limb since childhood. Magnetic resonance imaging and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of macrodystrophia lipomatosa. This condition has to be differentiated from other causes of localized gigantism, since these conditions differ in their course, prognosis, complications and treatment.

  13. Macrodystrophia Lipomatosa: An Unusual Cause of Localized Gigantism.

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    Maheswari, S Uma; Sampath, V; Ramesh, A; Manoharan, K

    2016-01-01

    Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (MDL) is a rare congenital form of localized gigantism characterized by progressive overgrowth of all mesenchymal elements with a disproportionate increase in fibro adipose tissue. Here we report a case of 20 years old male who presented with history of painless gradual enlargement of entire left upper limb since childhood. Magnetic resonance imaging and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of macrodystrophia lipomatosa. This condition has to be differentiated from other causes of localized gigantism, since these conditions differ in their course, prognosis, complications and treatment. PMID:27293271

  14. First observations of Gigantic Jets from Monsoon Thunderstorms over India

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    Singh, Rajesh; Maurya, Ajeet; Chanrion, Olivier; Neubert, Torsten; Cummer, Steven; Mlynarczyk, Janusz; Bór, József; Siingh, Devendraa; Cohen, Morris; Kumar, Sushil

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    Gigantic Jets are electric discharges from thunderstorm cloud tops to the bottom of the ionosphere at ~80 km altitude. After their first discovery in 2001, relatively few observations have been reported. Most of these are from satellites at large distances and a few tens from the ground at higher spatial resolution. Here we report the first Gigantic Jets observed in India from two thunderstorm systems that developed over the land surface from monsoon activity, each storm producing two Gigantic Jets. The jets were recorded by a video camera system at standard video rate (20 ms exposure) at a few hundred km distance. ELF measurements suggest that the jets are of the usual negative polarity and that they develop in less than 40 ms, which is faster than most jets reported in the past. The jets originate from the leading edge of a slowly drifting convective cloud complex close to the highest regions of the clouds and carry ~25 Coulomb of charge to the ionosphere. One jet has a markedly horizontal displacement that we suggest is caused by a combination of close-range cloud electric fields at inception, and longer-range cloud fields at larger distances during full development. The Gigantic Jets are amongst the few that have been observed over land.

  15. Hypothalamic mass and gigantism in neurofibromatosis: treatment with bromocriptine.

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    Duchowny, M S; Katz, R; Bejar, R L

    1984-03-01

    A child with neurofibromatosis exhibited gigantism and acromegaly in association with a hypothalamic mass lesion. Bromocriptine, 5 mg daily, reduced somatic growth rate and restored biochemical homeostasis but had no effect on tumor growth. Radiation therapy arrested tumor enlargement and stabilized deteriorating visual function. PMID:6426370

  16. Surgery of gigantic infrarenal aneurysm of abdominal aorta

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    The case shows gigantic aneurysm of abdominal aorta, localized infrarenally, as well as aneurysms of bilateral iliac arteries, which were solved successfully by resection of aneurism of abdominal aorta, closure of iliac arteries near aortic bifurcation, and interposition of aorta-bifemural vascular graft. There were no postoperative complications,and final outcome was fully satisfactory.

  17. Surgery of gigantic infrarenal aneurysm of abdominal aorta

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    N. Rustempašić

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available The case shows gigantic aneurysm of abdominal aorta, localized infrarenally, as well as aneurysms of bilateral iliac arteries, which were solved successfully by resection of aneurism of abdominal aorta, closure of iliac arteries near aortic bifurcation, and interposition of aorta-bifemural vascular graft. There were no postoperative complications,and final outcome was fully satisfactory.

  18. La mediación intercultural en las asociaciones de inmigrantes de origen africano

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    Llevot Calvet, Núria

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The article presents an analysis of intercultural mediation in the associations of African-origin immigrants in three regions (Catalonia, Valencia and Navarre. Specifically, we present how this is being carried out together with the situation of the mediators based on a survey of 206 associations of immigrant-origin people and thirty interviews (fifteen with managers; ten with administrations and entities that habitually work with these associations and five with non-associated immigrants. The results indicate that the associations are place of coexistence, but a significant proportion of these lack specific clear objectives in their work with their users and other social agents. This practice in the associations is incipient, in contrast with the trend in the Spanish entities, witch now are beginning to apply this in the educational, health and family environments. Furthermore, the African associations often distort this concept considering it simply as a conversation among their own people.El artículo analiza cómo realizan la mediación intercultural las asociaciones de inmigrantes de origen africano de tres comunidades autónomas (Cataluña, Valencia y Navarra y qué caracteriza a sus actores. El análisis se basa en una encuesta realizada a 206 asociaciones de inmigrantes y en 30 entrevistas: 15 a directivos, 10 a administraciones y entidades que trabajan con ellas, y 5 a inmigrantes no asociados. Los resultados apuntan a que las asociaciones son espacios de convivencia, pero una parte importante de ellas carece de objetivos específicos claros en sus planteamientos de trabajo con sus usuarios y otros agentes sociales. También hemos visto que la mediación es una práctica incipiente en las asociaciones, al contrario de lo que sucede en el seno de las instituciones españolas del ámbito educativo, sanitario y familiar. Por otra parte, hemos apreciado que las asociaciones africanas desvirtúan, a menudo, el concepto de mediación consider

  19. Gigantism in sibling unrelated to multiple endocrine neoplasia: case report.

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    Matsuno, A; Teramoto, A; Yamada, S; Kitanaka, S; Tanaka, T; Sanno, N; Osamura, R Y; Kirino, T

    1994-11-01

    The cases of gigantism sisters with somatotroph adenomas unrelated to multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) Type 1 are reported. The sisters grew rapidly since they were 5 or 6 years old and were diagnosed to have gigantism with pituitary adenoma by computed tomographic scan and magnetic resonance imaging. A serum endocrinological examination showed the elevated growth hormone values. After thyroxine-releasing hormone stimulation, growth hormone values exhibited a paradoxical rise. They were supposed to be unrelated to MEN Type 1, because analysis of the 11th chromosomes and the other endocrine functions were normal. They were operated on by the transphenoidal method. Immunohistochemical staining of both tumor specimens confirmed somatotroph adenomas. Pituitary adenoma associated with MEN Type 1 is a well-recognized entity. However, the sporadic occurrence of pituitary adenoma unrelated to MEN Type 1, especially in siblings, is extremely rare. Fifteen cases of pituitary adenomas in siblings were described in the literature. As for gigantism, only two brothers were reported. Our case of gigantism sisters is the second sporadic case. In our review of the isolated cases of pituitary adenoma in siblings described in the literature, 12 (70%) of 17 cases including ours are acromegaly or gigantism. This incidence is much higher than that of MEN Type 1 patients with pituitary adenomas. The cause of the familial occurrence of pituitary adenomas is still unclear, although autosomal recessive inheritance has been suggested. It has been stated that point mutations in codon 201 or 227 of the Gs alpha gene located in chromosome 20 were found in about 35 to 40% of somatotroph adenomas.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  20. Gigantism in sibling unrelated to multiple endocrine neoplasia: case report.

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    Matsuno, A; Teramoto, A; Yamada, S; Kitanaka, S; Tanaka, T; Sanno, N; Osamura, R Y; Kirino, T

    1994-11-01

    The cases of gigantism sisters with somatotroph adenomas unrelated to multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) Type 1 are reported. The sisters grew rapidly since they were 5 or 6 years old and were diagnosed to have gigantism with pituitary adenoma by computed tomographic scan and magnetic resonance imaging. A serum endocrinological examination showed the elevated growth hormone values. After thyroxine-releasing hormone stimulation, growth hormone values exhibited a paradoxical rise. They were supposed to be unrelated to MEN Type 1, because analysis of the 11th chromosomes and the other endocrine functions were normal. They were operated on by the transphenoidal method. Immunohistochemical staining of both tumor specimens confirmed somatotroph adenomas. Pituitary adenoma associated with MEN Type 1 is a well-recognized entity. However, the sporadic occurrence of pituitary adenoma unrelated to MEN Type 1, especially in siblings, is extremely rare. Fifteen cases of pituitary adenomas in siblings were described in the literature. As for gigantism, only two brothers were reported. Our case of gigantism sisters is the second sporadic case. In our review of the isolated cases of pituitary adenoma in siblings described in the literature, 12 (70%) of 17 cases including ours are acromegaly or gigantism. This incidence is much higher than that of MEN Type 1 patients with pituitary adenomas. The cause of the familial occurrence of pituitary adenomas is still unclear, although autosomal recessive inheritance has been suggested. It has been stated that point mutations in codon 201 or 227 of the Gs alpha gene located in chromosome 20 were found in about 35 to 40% of somatotroph adenomas.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:7838348

  1. A institucionalização dos estudos Africanos nos Estados Unidos: advento, consolidação e transformações

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    Roquinaldo Ferreira

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa o advento, a consolidação e a transformação dos Estudos Africanos nos Estados Unidos entre a década de 1960 e os dias atuais. O artigo tem como propósito discutir o contexto acadêmico, político e geopolítico que lastreou a criação desse campo de estudos. Para tanto, enfatiza as transformações na sociedade americana nos anos 60, sobretudo o movimento pelos direitos civis dos afro-americanos, assim como o contexto internacional, particularmente a Guerra Fria. Na base da ascensão dos Estudos Africanos estiveram uma política de Estado norte-americana e a participação ativa de agências de fomento privadas, tais como as Fundações Ford e Mellon. A base conceitual dos Estudos Africanos foram os chamados area studies. O artigo argumenta que esse modelo tem sofrido transformações na última década, com a incorporação de estudos sobre a diáspora africana nos chamados Estudos Africanos.

  2. Aspectos etológicos na sobrevivência dos caramujos vetores da xistosomose ao tratamento com moluscicidas Ethologic aspects of survival of schistosomiasis vector snails to treatment with molluscicides

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    Otávio S. Pieri

    1981-03-01

    Full Text Available Um levantamento dos fatores comportamentais considerados de importância para a sobrevivência dos caramujos vetores da xistosomose aos moluscicidas permitiu caracterizar como tendo função presumivelmente protetora: retração na concha, afastamento de locais dessecados, saída da água, enterramento e afastamento de agentes tóxicos. A partir da constatação de que as evidências disponíveis até agora pouco esclarecimento dão sobre a naturaza dos mecanismos deflagadores de tais comportamento e seu valor adaptativo em si, enfatizou-se a necessidade de um enfoque etológico para a descrição e análise dos aspectos pertinentes.The role of behavioural data on the survival of schistosomiasis vector snails under molluscicide treatment was reviewed. It was seem that those modes of behaviour such as retracting into shell, avoiding dry places, crawling out of water, burrowing and avoiding toxic agents have been considered to be of protective value, but the evidence availabel has not provided much information about the nature of the mechanisms involved their survival significance. The necessity of an ethological approach for a proper description and analysis of the relevant aspects was stressed.

  3. Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus associated with pituitary gigantism.

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    Ali, Omar; Banerjee, Swati; Kelly, Daniel F; Lee, Phillip D K

    2007-01-01

    Pituitary gigantism, a condition of endogenous growth hormone (GH) hypersecretion prior to epiphyseal closure, is a rare condition. In the adult condition of GH excess, acromegaly, the occurrence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) have been reported, with resolution following normalization of GH levels. We report the case of a 16-year-old male with pituitary gigantism due to a large invasive suprasellar adenoma who presented with T2DM and DKA. Despite surgical de-bulking, radiotherapy and medical treatment with cabergoline and pegvisomant, GH and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) levels remained elevated. However, the T2DM and recurrent DKA were successfully managed with metformin and low-dose glargine insulin, respectively. We review the pathophysiology of T2DM and DKA in growth hormone excess and available treatment options. PMID:17629784

  4. A gigantic feathered dinosaur from the lower cretaceous of China.

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    Xu, Xing; Wang, Kebai; Zhang, Ke; Ma, Qingyu; Xing, Lida; Sullivan, Corwin; Hu, Dongyu; Cheng, Shuqing; Wang, Shuo

    2012-04-04

    Numerous feathered dinosaur specimens have recently been recovered from the Middle-Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous deposits of northeastern China, but most of them represent small animals. Here we report the discovery of a gigantic new basal tyrannosauroid, Yutyrannus huali gen. et sp. nov., based on three nearly complete skeletons representing two distinct ontogenetic stages from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning Province, China. Y. huali shares some features, particularly of the cranium, with derived tyrannosauroids, but is similar to other basal tyrannosauroids in possessing a three-fingered manus and a typical theropod pes. Morphometric analysis suggests that Y. huali differed from tyrannosaurids in its growth strategy. Most significantly, Y. huali bears long filamentous feathers, thus providing direct evidence for the presence of extensively feathered gigantic dinosaurs and offering new insights into early feather evolution.

  5. Breast gigantism induced by D-penicillamine: case report

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    Cha, Ji Hyeon; Kim, Hak Hee; Kim, Sun Mi; Seo, Myung Hee; Yoon, Hoi Soo [College of Medicine, Ulsan Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2004-03-01

    D-penicillamine, a chelating agent of copper, is the drug of choice for the treatment of Wilson's disease. Breast enlargement is a rare complication arising from its use, and we report a case of breast gigantism which developed after it had been used for ten months to treat this condition. Mammography demonstrated bilaterally enlarged dense breasts; ultrasonography, similarly, demonstrated enlargement, revealing the presence of a mass, shown at biopsy to be benign, in the left one.

  6. Hereditary Gigantism-the biblical giant Goliath and his brothers

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    Donnelly, Deirdre E.; Morrison, Patrick J.

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    The biblical giant Goliath has an identifiable family tree suggestive of autosomal dominant inheritance. We suggest that he had a hereditary pituitary disorder possibly due to the AIP gene, causing early onset and familial acromegaly or gigantism. We comment on the evidence within the scriptures for his other relatives including a relative with six digits and speculate on possible causes of the six digits. Recognition of a hereditary pituitary disorder in the biblical Goliath and his family s...

  7. A concorrência entre o Brasil e a China no mercado Sul-africano: uma aplicação do modelo constant-market-share

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O forte crescimento da economia chinesa nos últimos anos foi acompanhado pelo aumento de suas necessidades por recursos naturais para atender a demanda crescente de sua indústria de base. O continente africano tem representado, nesse contexto, uma importante fonte de matérias-primas para a China, dado que este continente se apresenta como uma das últimas regiões com abundância de recursos naturais ainda pouco explorados. A presença chinesa no continente africano tem trazido consigo mudanças quanto à vinculação econômica da região com o Brasil. Diante desse cenário, o presente trabalho realiza uma análise das relações econômicas entre o Brasil e a África do Sul, maior economia da África, que representa dentro do continente africano um importante mercado para as exportações brasileiras. Neste trabalho, será feito uso do modelo constant-market-share, com o objetivo de analisar os ganhos ou perdas da competitividade do Brasil e mensurar o quanto o avanço das exportações chinesas contribuíram para as possíveis perdas do Brasil. Os resultados obtidos permitem concluir que boa parte das perdas de exportações brasileiras na África do Sul é devida aos ganhos de participação da China.

  8. Africanos, tráfico atlántico y cimarrones en las fronteras entre la Guyana Francesa y la América portuguesa, siglo XVIII

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    Flávio dos Santos Gomes

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    Full Text Available El artículo analiza las experiencias históricas de los cimarrones en un área de fronter atlántica continental entre la Guyana Francesa y la América portuguesa durante el siglo XVII. Las expectativas de los fugitivos africanos se abordan relacionando el movimiento del tráfico atlántico de esclavos-sus variaciones, los volúmenes y las procedencias-. De esta forma se reflexiona sobre los ambientes sociales, étnicos y geográficos que fueron encontrados y recreados en las selvas de estas zonas fronterizas. En un territorio de conflictos, enfrentamientos, disputas coloniales y expectativas de identidades, surgieron espacios de cooperación, donde los colonos europeos y las poblaciones de indígenas y de africanos se reinventaron como culturas y comunidades. Los circuitos demográficos del tráfico atlántico estaban conectados a la experiencia de africanos de diversas procedencias y a la posibilidad de encuentro de estos, a través de las fugas y de las comunidades transétnicas en una zona de frontera transnacional durante la Colonia.

  9. The Oldest Recorded Case of Acromegaly and Gigantism in Iran.

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    Najjari, Mohsen

    2015-10-01

    Here we commemorate the character and academic authority of Prof. Zabiholah Gorban (1903-2006), the founder of Shiraz medical school. No doubt, in the scope of history of contemporary medicine, he has been efficient and effective. With respect to this fact, his article on a rare case described in Acta anatomica published in Iran in 1966, entitled (Observations on a giant skeleton) is browsed and reviewed. A case named Siah Khan with combined acromegaly and gigantism that appears to have letters to say still after nearly half a century.

  10. Hereditary Gigantism-the biblical giant Goliath and his brothers.

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    Donnelly, Deirdre E; Morrison, Patrick J

    2014-05-01

    The biblical giant Goliath has an identifiable family tree suggestive of autosomal dominant inheritance. We suggest that he had a hereditary pituitary disorder possibly due to the AIP gene, causing early onset and familial acromegaly or gigantism. We comment on the evidence within the scriptures for his other relatives including a relative with six digits and speculate on possible causes of the six digits. Recognition of a hereditary pituitary disorder in the biblical Goliath and his family sheds additional information on his and other family members' battles with David and his relatives.

  11. Proteus syndrome: A rare cause of gigantic limb

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A congenital disorder with variable manifestations, including partial gigantism of the hands and feet with hypertrophy of soles, nevi, hemihypertrophy, gynecomastia, macrocephaly and other skull abnormalities, and abdominal lipomatosis. The cause is unknown, although a genetic origin, generally of autosomal-dominant transmission, has been conjectured. Symptoms can be treated, but there is no known cure. We present the case of a young male with grotesque overgrowth of the right lower limb, splenomegaly and multiple nevi. Angiography revealed venous malformation within the limb. The findings are in conformity to the criteria for the Proteus syndrome.

  12. The Oldest Recorded Case of Acromegaly and Gigantism in Iran.

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    Najjari, Mohsen

    2015-10-01

    Here we commemorate the character and academic authority of Prof. Zabiholah Gorban (1903-2006), the founder of Shiraz medical school. No doubt, in the scope of history of contemporary medicine, he has been efficient and effective. With respect to this fact, his article on a rare case described in Acta anatomica published in Iran in 1966, entitled (Observations on a giant skeleton) is browsed and reviewed. A case named Siah Khan with combined acromegaly and gigantism that appears to have letters to say still after nearly half a century. PMID:26443258

  13. Hereditary Gigantism-the biblical giant Goliath and his brothers.

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    Donnelly, Deirdre E; Morrison, Patrick J

    2014-05-01

    The biblical giant Goliath has an identifiable family tree suggestive of autosomal dominant inheritance. We suggest that he had a hereditary pituitary disorder possibly due to the AIP gene, causing early onset and familial acromegaly or gigantism. We comment on the evidence within the scriptures for his other relatives including a relative with six digits and speculate on possible causes of the six digits. Recognition of a hereditary pituitary disorder in the biblical Goliath and his family sheds additional information on his and other family members' battles with David and his relatives. PMID:25075136

  14. Proteus syndrome: A rare cause of gigantic limb.

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    Chakrabarti, Nandini; Chattopadhyay, Chandan; Bhuban, Majhi; Pal, Salil Kumar

    2014-04-01

    A congenital disorder with variable manifestations, including partial gigantism of the hands and feet with hypertrophy of soles, nevi, hemihypertrophy, gynecomastia, macrocephaly and other skull abnormalities, and abdominal lipomatosis. The cause is unknown, although a genetic origin, generally of autosomal-dominant transmission, has been conjectured. Symptoms can be treated, but there is no known cure. We present the case of a young male with grotesque overgrowth of the right lower limb, splenomegaly and multiple nevi. Angiography revealed venous malformation within the limb. The findings are in conformity to the criteria for the Proteus syndrome. PMID:24860761

  15. O patrimônio cultural e religioso africano presente na festa de Santa Bárbara

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivos estabelecer vínculos entre os conceitos identidade, religião e patrimônio e analisar como se materializam na festividade de Santa Barbara. A reconstrução da memória coletiva dos africanos escravizados, tanto em Cuba quanto no Brasil, gerou estruturas de identificação a partir das uniões consensuais, como formas de reagrupamentos comunitários e religiosos nas novas estruturas das sociedades escravocratas americanas. Todas essas formas de organizações coletivas que responderam a processos de empréstimos, fusões e inter-relações entre as culturas que os representaram nessas condições de vida e convivência. Espera-se, assim, podemos entender esse processo cambial e de adaptação que aconteceu com o multiculturalismo negro produzido neste lado do Atlântico.

  16. Avian-style respiration allowed gigantism in pterosaurs.

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    Ruxton, Graeme

    2014-08-01

    Powered flight has evolved three times in the vertebrates: in the birds, the bats and the extinct pterosaurs. The largest bats ever known are at least an order of magnitude smaller than the largest members of the other two groups. Recently, it was argued that different scaling of wingbeat frequencies to body mass in birds and bats can help explain why the largest birds are larger than the largest bats. Here, I extend this argument in two ways. Firstly, I suggest that different respiratory physiologies are key to understanding the restriction on bat maximum size compared with birds. Secondly, I argue that a respiratory physiology similar to birds would have been a prerequisite for the gigantism seen in pterosaurs.

  17. Possible Gigantic Variations on the Width of Viscoelastic Fingers

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    2002-01-01

    We analyze the effect of frequency on the width of a single finger displacing a viscoelastic fluid. We derive a generalized Darcy's law in the frequency domain for a linear viscoelastic fluid flowing in a Hele Shaw cell. This leads to an analytic expression for the dynamic permeability that has maxima which are several orders of magnitude larger than the static permeability. We then follow an argument of de Gennes to obtain the smallest possible finger width when viscoelasticity is important. Using this, and a conservation law, we obtain a lowest bound for the width of a single finger displacing a viscoelastic fluid. Our results indicate that when a small amplitude signal of the frequency that maximizes the permeability is overimposed to a constant pressure drop, gigantic variations are obtained for the finger width.

  18. Avian-style respiration allowed gigantism in pterosaurs.

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    Ruxton, Graeme

    2014-08-01

    Powered flight has evolved three times in the vertebrates: in the birds, the bats and the extinct pterosaurs. The largest bats ever known are at least an order of magnitude smaller than the largest members of the other two groups. Recently, it was argued that different scaling of wingbeat frequencies to body mass in birds and bats can help explain why the largest birds are larger than the largest bats. Here, I extend this argument in two ways. Firstly, I suggest that different respiratory physiologies are key to understanding the restriction on bat maximum size compared with birds. Secondly, I argue that a respiratory physiology similar to birds would have been a prerequisite for the gigantism seen in pterosaurs. PMID:24855669

  19. Gigantism caused by growth hormone secreting pituitary adenoma.

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    Rhee, Noorisaem; Jeong, Kumi; Yang, Eun Mi; Kim, Chan Jong

    2014-06-01

    Gigantism indicates excessive secretion of growth hormones (GH) during childhood when open epiphyseal growth plates allow for excessive linear growth. Case one involved a 14.7-year-old boy presented with extreme tall stature. His random serum GH level was 38.4 ng/mL, and failure of GH suppression was noted during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT; nadir serum GH, 22.7 ng/mL). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed a 12-mm-sized pituitary adenoma. Transsphenoidal surgery was performed and a pituitary adenoma displaying positive immunohistochemical staining for GH was reported. Pituitary MRI scan was performed 4 months after surgery and showed recurrence/residual tumor. Medical treatment with a long-acting somatostatin analogue for six months was unsuccessful. As a result, secondary surgery was performed. Three months after reoperation, the GH level was 0.2 ng/mL and insulin-like growth factor 1 was 205 ng/mL. Case two involved a 14.9-year-old boy, who was referred to our department for his tall stature. His basal GH level was 9.3 ng/mL, and failure of GH suppression was reported during OGTT (nadir GH, 9.0 ng/mL). Pituitary MRI showed a 6-mm-sized pituitary adenoma. Surgery was done and histopathological examination demonstrated a pituitary adenoma with positive staining for GH. Three months after surgery, the GH level was 0.2 ng/mL and nadir GH during OGTT was less than 0.1 ng/mL. Pituitary MRI scans showed no residual tumor. We present two cases of gigantism caused by a GH-secreting pituitary adenoma with clinical and microscopic findings.

  20. Gigantism caused by growth hormone secreting pituitary adenoma.

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    Rhee, Noorisaem; Jeong, Kumi; Yang, Eun Mi; Kim, Chan Jong

    2014-06-01

    Gigantism indicates excessive secretion of growth hormones (GH) during childhood when open epiphyseal growth plates allow for excessive linear growth. Case one involved a 14.7-year-old boy presented with extreme tall stature. His random serum GH level was 38.4 ng/mL, and failure of GH suppression was noted during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT; nadir serum GH, 22.7 ng/mL). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed a 12-mm-sized pituitary adenoma. Transsphenoidal surgery was performed and a pituitary adenoma displaying positive immunohistochemical staining for GH was reported. Pituitary MRI scan was performed 4 months after surgery and showed recurrence/residual tumor. Medical treatment with a long-acting somatostatin analogue for six months was unsuccessful. As a result, secondary surgery was performed. Three months after reoperation, the GH level was 0.2 ng/mL and insulin-like growth factor 1 was 205 ng/mL. Case two involved a 14.9-year-old boy, who was referred to our department for his tall stature. His basal GH level was 9.3 ng/mL, and failure of GH suppression was reported during OGTT (nadir GH, 9.0 ng/mL). Pituitary MRI showed a 6-mm-sized pituitary adenoma. Surgery was done and histopathological examination demonstrated a pituitary adenoma with positive staining for GH. Three months after surgery, the GH level was 0.2 ng/mL and nadir GH during OGTT was less than 0.1 ng/mL. Pituitary MRI scans showed no residual tumor. We present two cases of gigantism caused by a GH-secreting pituitary adenoma with clinical and microscopic findings. PMID:25077093

  1. Visões da África Representações e ideias acerca do continente africano nas capas da Revista Visão (1993-2006)

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    Oliva, Anderson

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    O presente texto possui como objetivo maior analisar as representações elaboradas sobre a África e os africanos em doze capas da Revista Visão, publicadas entre 1993-2006. Defendemos a perspectiva de que as ideias de África veiculadas por este integrante do mass media português contemporâneo refletem e projetam as representações recorrentes sobre a temática nos cenários mentais de grande parte de sua população, ao mesmo tempo em que, influenciam a elaboração deste imaginário coletivo, revelan...

  2. Biopolíticas da depressão nos imigrantes Africanos Biopolitics of depression in African immigrants

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    Chiara Pussetti

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo foca o tema controverso das biopolíticas da depressão em imigrantes, em particular nos originários da África sub-sahariana. Os sintomas depressivos, ligados à ansiedade, são identificados também pela nova e mais importante patologia mental dos imigrantes: a Síndroma de Ulisses, de stress múltiplo e crónico, já definido como "o mal do século vinte e um", e que atinge principalmente os africanos. Não só entre estes imigrantes mas também em África, segundo um estudo conduzido pela OMS, a depressão tornou-se uma das principais patologias mentais. O tratamento farmacológico do sofrimento, entendido como fenómeno orgânico, é considerado o único caminho possível, silenciando os processos históricos, políticos e socioeconómicos que lhe estão na base. A atenção é portanto focada na saúde mental do indivíduo, desviando-a de problemas sociais de difícil resolução, que necessitariam de respostas económicas e políticas.The following article focuses on the controversial issue of the biopolitics of depression in immigrants, especially those originating from Sub-Saharan Africa. Depressive symptoms connected with anxiety are predicted by the new and major mental pathology of the immigrants: the Ulysses Syndrome, a condition of multiple and chronic stress, already defined as the "twenty-first century's affliction", which affects mainly Africans. Depression has become one of the predominant mental disorders not only among African immigrants but in Africa itself, according to research conducted by the WHO. Pharmaceutical treatment of suffering, understood as an organic phenomenon, is considered the only possible route, suppressing the historical, political and socio-economic processes which remain at its foundation. So, the attention placed on the subject's mental health is being diverted from complicated social problems which would require economic and political responses.

  3. Toxicidade aguda do sulfato de cobre e do extrato aquoso de folhas secas de nim para o caramujo (Pomacea canaliculata - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v30i2.3615 Acute toxicity of copper sulfate and aqueous extract of dried neem leaves on snails (Pomacea canaliculata - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v30i3.3615

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    Robinson Antonio Pitelli

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Os caramujos podem se tornar um problema ambiental e econômico, podendo causar muitos prejuízos. O trabalho teve como objetivo estimar a toxicidade aguda do sulfato de cobre pentaidratado (CuSO4.5H2O e do extrato aquoso de folhas secas de nim para o P. canaliculata, em condição de laboratório. Para determinação da CL (I(50;96h, o caramujo foi exposto a seis concentrações crescentes de sulfato de cobre (0,0; 0,01; 0,03; 0,05; 0,07 e 0,1 mg L-1 e a seis concentrações crescentes de extrato aquoso de folhas secas de nim (0,0; 100; 125; 150; 175 e 200 mL de extrato aquoso de folhas secas de nim L-1 de água, equivalente a 0,0; 1,18; 1,47; 1,77; 2,06; e 2,36 mg de azadiractina L-1, com três repetições e um tratamento-controle em um experimento no delineamento inteiramente casualizado (DIC. A CL (I(50;96h estimada para o caramujo foi de 0,07 mg de sulfato de cobre L-1, com limite inferior de 0,05 mg L-1 e limite superior de 0,1 mg L-1. A concentração letal 50% (CL (I50;96h estimada do extrato aquoso de folhas secas de nim (EAFSN para o caramujo foi de 142,75 mL L-1, equivalente a 1,68 mg L-1 de azadiractina, com limite inferior de 130,89 mL L-1 (1,54, mg L-1 e limite superior de 155,69 mL L-1 (1,83 mg L-1.Snails can become an environmental and economic problem, causing substantial losses. The objective of this work was to estimate the acute toxicity of copper sulfate pentahydrate (CuSO4.5H2O and the aqueous extract of dried neem leaves on snails (P. canaliculata under laboratory conditions. In order to estimate the lethal concentration 50% (LC (I50;96h, snails were exposed to six increasing copper sulfate concentrations (0.0; 0.01; 0.03; 0.05; 0.07 and 0.1 mg L-1 and six increasing concentrations of aqueous extract of dried neem leaves 0.0; 100; 125; 150; 175 and 200 mL aqueous extract of dried neem leaves L-1 water, equivalent to (0.0; 1.18; 1.47; 1.77; 2.06; and 2.36 mg azadirachtin L-1, in triplicate and one control treatment in an

  4. Gigantic Surface Lifetime of an Intrinsic Topological Insulator

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    Neupane, Madhab; Xu, Su-Yang; Ishida, Yukiaki; Jia, Shuang; Fregoso, Benjamin M.; Liu, Chang; Belopolski, Ilya; Bian, Guang; Alidoust, Nasser; Durakiewicz, Tomasz; Galitski, Victor; Shin, Shik; Cava, Robert J.; Hasan, M. Zahid

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    The interaction between light and novel two-dimensional electronic states holds promise to realize new fundamental physics and optical devices. Here, we use pump-probe photoemission spectroscopy to study the optically excited Dirac surface states in the bulk-insulating topological insulator Bi2Te2Se and reveal optical properties that are in sharp contrast to those of bulk-metallic topological insulators. We observe a gigantic optical lifetime exceeding 4 μ s (1 μ s =10-6 s ) for the surface states in Bi2Te2Se , whereas the lifetime in most topological insulators, such as Bi2Se3 , has been limited to a few picoseconds (1 ps =10-12 s ). Moreover, we discover a surface photovoltage, a shift of the chemical potential of the Dirac surface states, as large as 100 mV. Our results demonstrate a rare platform to study charge excitation and relaxation in energy and momentum space in a two-dimensional system.

  5. [Active acromegaly and gigantism: some clinical characteristics of 50 patients].

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    Pumarino, H; Oviedo, S; Michelsen, H; Campino, C

    1991-08-01

    50 patients with autonomous growth hormone excess (48 with adult acromegaly and 2 with gigantism) were studied between 1966 to 1986 (2.38 pts/year). Characteristic clinical presentation, an increase in growth hormone (GH) uninhibited by glucose, and/or hyperphosphemia and hyperhydroxiprolinuria were present in all patients. No cases of hypercalcemia were recorded. Phosphemia was increased in 55.8%, alkaline phosphatases in 61.7%, calciuria in 26.9% and hydroxyprolinuria in 74.2% of the patients. Basal GH was over 5 ng/ml (89.9 DS +/- 170.9) in 42 pts, and in 37 was not suppressed after glucose administration, 38% had an increased (paradoxical response) and 62% a flat response (less than 50% change of basal values). TRH test was performed in 14 patients, 8 presented an increase in GH titer. Hyperprolactinemia was seen in 4 of 12 patients in whom this hormone was measured. The size of the sella turcica was increased in 93%, and although the larger sellar size correlated to higher levels of GH, correlation was not significant. 20% of the pts had rheumatological disease, 14% goiter, 12% cardiac disease, 26.5% had diastolic hypertension and 4% renal lithiasis (hypercalciuric pts). 38% had hyperglycemia with a diabetic glucose tolerance test and 18% had non-diabetic abnormal glucose tolerance test. PMID:1844771

  6. Towards the Gigantic: Entification and Standardization as Technologies of Control

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    Petter G. Almklov

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper is based on studies of how standardized entities work as elements in a regime to control risk and hazardous work. Drawing on empirical examples from the petroleum industry and infrastructure sectors, we illustrate not only the mech-anisms by which particular modes of entification are involved in regimes of con-trol but also their shortcomings and seductive powers as representations. We show how the world is semantically captured and organized to consist of controllable standardized entities by the organizational regimes in the industries we have stud-ied. This mode of entification is particularly effective in providing transcontextual mobility, as the registered entities can enter the ever-expanding information infra-structures of modernity. Although information infrastructures comprise the stand-ards regulating communication, they commonly materialize in information and communication technologies (ICT that provide an increasing number of effective and ubiquitous pathways through which standardized semantic signs can move and have effects. This is a core concern in the increasing focus on management by detailed regimes of accountability, measurement and standardization seen in most modern organizations. These developments, combined with the representational shortcomings of the standardized entifications, lead to a movement towards the gigantic. An ever-increasing number of signs with increasingly higher granularity are produced in order to control an ever-elusive non-entified world.

  7. Atmospheric oxygen and the evolution of insect gigantism

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    Dudley, R.

    2003-04-01

    Geophysical analyses suggest the presence of a late Paleozoic oxygen pulse beginning in the late Devonian and continuing through to the late Carboniferous. During this time, atmospheric oxygen levels increased to values potentially as high as 35% relative to the contemporary value of 21%. Widespread gigantism in late Paleozoic insects and other arthropods is consistent with enhanced oxygen flux within diffusion-limited tracheal systems, and thus with relaxation of constraints on maximum insect body size. Because total atmospheric pressure increases with increased oxygen partial pressure, concurrently hyperdense conditions would have augmented aerodynamic force production in early forms of flying insects. Hyperoxia of the late Paleozoic atmosphere may also have physiologically facilitated the initial evolution of insect flight metabolism. By the late Permian, evolution of decompositional microbial and fungal communities together with disequilibrium in rates of carbon deposition gradually reduced oxygen concentrations to values possibly as low as 15%. The disappearance of giant insects by the end of the Permian is consistent with extinction of these taxa for reasons of asphyxiation on a geological time scale. In modern selection experiments with Drosophila flies, substantial plasticity in body size can be evoked under conditions of variable oxygen. In particular, moderate hyperbaria (and thus hyperoxia) evokes a 20% increase in adult body size over merely five generations, suggesting ready capacity for evolutionary responses by insects to fluctuating atmospheric oxygen.

  8. Why might they be giants? Towards an understanding of polar gigantism.

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    Moran, Amy L; Woods, H Arthur

    2012-06-15

    Beginning with the earliest expeditions to the poles, over 100 years ago, scientists have compiled an impressive list of polar taxa whose body sizes are unusually large. This phenomenon has become known as 'polar gigantism'. In the intervening years, biologists have proposed a multitude of hypotheses to explain polar gigantism. These hypotheses run the gamut from invoking release from physical and physiological constraints, to systematic changes in developmental trajectories, to community-level outcomes of broader ecological and evolutionary processes. Here we review polar gigantism and emphasize two main problems. The first is to determine the true strength and generality of this pattern: how prevalent is polar gigantism across taxonomic units? Despite many published descriptions of polar giants, we still have a poor grasp of whether these species are unusual outliers or represent more systematic shifts in distributions of body size. Indeed, current data indicate that some groups show gigantism at the poles whereas others show nanism. The second problem is to identify underlying mechanisms or processes that could drive taxa, or even just allow them, to evolve especially large body size. The contenders are diverse and no clear winner has yet emerged. Distinguishing among the contenders will require better sampling of taxa in both temperate and polar waters and sustained efforts by comparative physiologists and evolutionary ecologists in a strongly comparative framework.

  9. La historia blanqueada: representaciones de los africanos y sus descendientes en Antioquia a través de la obra de Tomás Carrasquilla

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    Lina del Mar Moreno Tovar

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    Full Text Available After independence was achieved and throughout the 19th century, political, economical and cultural Colombian elites invented a model of nation based on the idea that highlands and white race were progress exclusive raw material, as though; based on racial and geographical attributions a regional hierarchy was built, and this allowed the configuration of local identities defined by this model. Meanwhile, besides Antioquia had an important presence of African and African descendant population since colonial times, from different enunciation places and turning over the colonization entrepreneurship of the 19th century as a the foundational myth, representations that showed Antioquia and its inhabitants as a successful correlate of the relationship between Andean highlands and white race started to be created, opposing to the negative valuation over lowlands and black population. This article, on one side, examines which were the representational mechanisms of Africans and their descendants in Antioquia through Tomas Carrasquilla literary work, and, on the other, wants to make evident that those creations marginalized the contributions done by Africans and their descendants to Antioquean history.//Tras el logro de la independencia y a lo largo de todo el siglo xix, las élites políticas, económicas y culturales colombianas trazaron un modelo de nación basado en la idea de que las tierras altas y la raza blanca eran materias primas privilegiadas del progreso; así, con base en atribuciones raciales y geográficas se construyó una jerarquía regional que dio lugar a la configuración de identidades locales definidas en función de ese modelo. Entretanto, aun a pesar de que Antioquia contaba con una importante presencia de africanos y afrodescendientes desde la época colonial, desde diversos lugares de enunciación y acudiendo a la empresa colonizadora del siglo xix como mito fundacional, se empezaron a elaborar representaciones que mostraban a

  10. Biology of the sauropod dinosaurs: the evolution of gigantism.

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    Sander, P Martin; Christian, Andreas; Clauss, Marcus; Fechner, Regina; Gee, Carole T; Griebeler, Eva-Maria; Gunga, Hanns-Christian; Hummel, Jürgen; Mallison, Heinrich; Perry, Steven F; Preuschoft, Holger; Rauhut, Oliver W M; Remes, Kristian; Tütken, Thomas; Wings, Oliver; Witzel, Ulrich

    2011-02-01

    The herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods were the largest terrestrial animals ever, surpassing the largest herbivorous mammals by an order of magnitude in body mass. Several evolutionary lineages among Sauropoda produced giants with body masses in excess of 50 metric tonnes by conservative estimates. With body mass increase driven by the selective advantages of large body size, animal lineages will increase in body size until they reach the limit determined by the interplay of bauplan, biology, and resource availability. There is no evidence, however, that resource availability and global physicochemical parameters were different enough in the Mesozoic to have led to sauropod gigantism. We review the biology of sauropod dinosaurs in detail and posit that sauropod gigantism was made possible by a specific combination of plesiomorphic characters (phylogenetic heritage) and evolutionary innovations at different levels which triggered a remarkable evolutionary cascade. Of these key innovations, the most important probably was the very long neck, the most conspicuous feature of the sauropod bauplan. Compared to other herbivores, the long neck allowed more efficient food uptake than in other large herbivores by covering a much larger feeding envelope and making food accessible that was out of the reach of other herbivores. Sauropods thus must have been able to take up more energy from their environment than other herbivores. The long neck, in turn, could only evolve because of the small head and the extensive pneumatization of the sauropod axial skeleton, lightening the neck. The small head was possible because food was ingested without mastication. Both mastication and a gastric mill would have limited food uptake rate. Scaling relationships between gastrointestinal tract size and basal metabolic rate (BMR) suggest that sauropods compensated for the lack of particle reduction with long retention times, even at high uptake rates. The

  11. Cisto gigante de colédoco Giant choledochal cyst

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    Olival Cirilo Lucena da Fonseca-Neto

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A doença cística das vias biliares é anomalia congênita que pode acometer as vias biliares intra e/ou extra-hepáticas. A extra-hepática inclui os cistos de colédoco e a intra-hepática é conhecida por Doença de Caroli. Os cistos de colédoco de tamanho gigante são muito raros. OBJETIVO: Relatar o caso de um cisto de colédoco de tamanho gigante em uma paciente feminina. RELATO DE CASO: Mulher de 19 anos foi admitida com história de icterícia e acolia fecal há sete dias. Referia dor epigástrica associada com ingestão de dieta rica em gordura. Nos antecedentes pessoais relatou dois episódios de icterícia, aos 8 e 14 anos, que progrediram espontaneamente. No exame físico apresentava icterícia (+3/+4 e uma massa palpável indolor em mesogástrio foram os únicos achados. A ultrassonografia demonstrou grande formação cística de paredes finas adjacente ao hepatocolédoco, pâncreas e rim direito que media 18,5 x 10,2 cm. A colangioressonância confirmou o grande cisto de colédoco e hepatojejunoanastomose em "Y" de Roux após excisão do cisto e colecistectomia foi realizada. A formação cística media 20 x 15,5 x 12,5 cm e com um volume médio de 1000 mL. A paciente encontra-se em acompanhamento ambulatorial sem alterações hepatobiliares após o sétimo mês da operação. CONCLUSÃO: O cisto de colédoco deve fazer parte do diagnóstico diferencial em pacientes adultos jovens com icterícia e massa palpável; no entanto, a diferenciação entre ele e neoplasia maligna deve ser pesquisada.BACKGROUND: Choledochal cyst represents a rare congenital anomaly, eventually associated with intra and extrahepatic biliary tract disorders. Extrahepatic diseases include choledochal cysts and congenital dilation of the lower intrahepatic bile duct is known as Caroli's disease. Giant choledochal cyst constitutes a very rare abnormality. AIM:To report a giant choledochal cyst in a female patient. CASE REPORT: A 19-year

  12. Corticoides intralesionales en lesiones a células gigantes

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    J.P. Crestanello Nese

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Desde su descripción original, las lesiones de células gigantes (LCG han sido entidades controvertidas, desde el punto de vista de su origen, de su comportamiento clínico, de sus características radiográficas e histológicas, así como de su tratamiento. Para su tratamiento se han considerado alternativas quirúrgicas y no quirúrgicas. En este trabajo, se presentan tres nuevos casos de LCG, en los cuales se realizó infiltración intralesional con corticoides como una maniobra previa y complementaria a la quirúrgica. Luego de la infiltración, se observó una disminución del tamaño de las lesiones y un cambio en sus características macroscópicas, se trato por enucleación un caso y por remodelación quirúrgica los dos restantes.Giant cell lesions (GCL have been controversial entities since its original description. Its origin, clinical behavior, radiographic and histological features and also its treatment are polemical. The therapeutic possibilities are surgical or non surgical. In this paper, the intralesional infiltration with steroids is presented like a previous and complementary therapy to surgery alone. Three new cases of GCL are presented. All of them were first treated with intralesional infiltration with steroids. After that,a partial remission and a change of the macroscopic characteristics were observed and one of the lesion was then enucleated while for the others two surgical remodelation were necessary to do.

  13. Aneurisma gigante parasselar simulando tumor de hipófise

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    Luiz Augusto Casulari Roxo da Motta

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    Full Text Available Revisamos 7 pacientes com comprometimento da sela turca ao raio X do crânio que apresentavam aneurisma gigante da porção intracavernosa da artéria carótida (6 casos e aneurisma da artéria comunicante anterior (1 caso. As alterações encontradas foram: cefaléia (7/7, oftalmoplegia complexa interessando III, IV e VI nervos cranianos (5/7 e comprometimento do V nervo (4/7, dor ocular (4/7. Outras alterações encontradas foram: sinais meníngeos (2/7, cegueira unilateral (1/7, hemiparesia (1/7 cacosmia (1/7 e quadrantanopsia bitemporal inferior (1/7. Cinco pacientes com aneurisma da porção intracavernosa da artéria carótida beneficiaram-se com a ligadura progressiva da artéria carótida interna a nível cervical; o outro paciente faleceu antes da realização da operação. O paciente com aneurisma da artéria comunicante anterior foi submetido a clipagem do aneurisma, tendo boa evolução. Baseados neste estudo e em concordância com a literatura, concluímos que o diagnóstico diferencial entre aneurisma localizado na região parasselar e outras patologias dessa área freqüentemente apresenta dificuldade. O diagnóstico definitivo requer a realização de angiografia cerebral. O tratamento cirúrgico, por ligadura da carótida interna na região cervical, é benéfico e quase desprovido de complicações.

  14. Estudo sobre a evacuação de doentes dos Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa para Portugal

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    Esta dissertação procura esmiuçar a problemática da evacuação dos doentes oriundos de Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa (PALOP) para Portugal ao abrigo dos acordos de cooperação no âmbito da saúde. Foram identificados os pontos fortes, as fragilidades e as possibilidades nos diversos países de origem e em Portugal. Procurou-se analisar a utilidade prática da legislação existente e até que ponto esta é efectivada. Verificou-se a impossibilidade por parte do Serviço Nacional d...

  15. An evolutionary cascade model for sauropod dinosaur gigantism--overview, update and tests.

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    Sander, P Martin

    2013-01-01

    Sauropod dinosaurs are a group of herbivorous dinosaurs which exceeded all other terrestrial vertebrates in mean and maximal body size. Sauropod dinosaurs were also the most successful and long-lived herbivorous tetrapod clade, but no abiological factors such as global environmental parameters conducive to their gigantism can be identified. These facts justify major efforts by evolutionary biologists and paleontologists to understand sauropods as living animals and to explain their evolutionary success and uniquely gigantic body size. Contributions to this research program have come from many fields and can be synthesized into a biological evolutionary cascade model of sauropod dinosaur gigantism (sauropod gigantism ECM). This review focuses on the sauropod gigantism ECM, providing an updated version based on the contributions to the PLoS ONE sauropod gigantism collection and on other very recent published evidence. The model consist of five separate evolutionary cascades ("Reproduction", "Feeding", "Head and neck", "Avian-style lung", and "Metabolism"). Each cascade starts with observed or inferred basal traits that either may be plesiomorphic or derived at the level of Sauropoda. Each trait confers hypothetical selective advantages which permit the evolution of the next trait. Feedback loops in the ECM consist of selective advantages originating from traits higher in the cascades but affecting lower traits. All cascades end in the trait "Very high body mass". Each cascade is linked to at least one other cascade. Important plesiomorphic traits of sauropod dinosaurs that entered the model were ovipary as well as no mastication of food. Important evolutionary innovations (derived traits) were an avian-style respiratory system and an elevated basal metabolic rate. Comparison with other tetrapod lineages identifies factors limiting body size.

  16. An evolutionary cascade model for sauropod dinosaur gigantism--overview, update and tests.

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    P Martin Sander

    Full Text Available Sauropod dinosaurs are a group of herbivorous dinosaurs which exceeded all other terrestrial vertebrates in mean and maximal body size. Sauropod dinosaurs were also the most successful and long-lived herbivorous tetrapod clade, but no abiological factors such as global environmental parameters conducive to their gigantism can be identified. These facts justify major efforts by evolutionary biologists and paleontologists to understand sauropods as living animals and to explain their evolutionary success and uniquely gigantic body size. Contributions to this research program have come from many fields and can be synthesized into a biological evolutionary cascade model of sauropod dinosaur gigantism (sauropod gigantism ECM. This review focuses on the sauropod gigantism ECM, providing an updated version based on the contributions to the PLoS ONE sauropod gigantism collection and on other very recent published evidence. The model consist of five separate evolutionary cascades ("Reproduction", "Feeding", "Head and neck", "Avian-style lung", and "Metabolism". Each cascade starts with observed or inferred basal traits that either may be plesiomorphic or derived at the level of Sauropoda. Each trait confers hypothetical selective advantages which permit the evolution of the next trait. Feedback loops in the ECM consist of selective advantages originating from traits higher in the cascades but affecting lower traits. All cascades end in the trait "Very high body mass". Each cascade is linked to at least one other cascade. Important plesiomorphic traits of sauropod dinosaurs that entered the model were ovipary as well as no mastication of food. Important evolutionary innovations (derived traits were an avian-style respiratory system and an elevated basal metabolic rate. Comparison with other tetrapod lineages identifies factors limiting body size.

  17. An evolutionary cascade model for sauropod dinosaur gigantism--overview, update and tests.

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    Sander, P Martin

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    Sauropod dinosaurs are a group of herbivorous dinosaurs which exceeded all other terrestrial vertebrates in mean and maximal body size. Sauropod dinosaurs were also the most successful and long-lived herbivorous tetrapod clade, but no abiological factors such as global environmental parameters conducive to their gigantism can be identified. These facts justify major efforts by evolutionary biologists and paleontologists to understand sauropods as living animals and to explain their evolutionary success and uniquely gigantic body size. Contributions to this research program have come from many fields and can be synthesized into a biological evolutionary cascade model of sauropod dinosaur gigantism (sauropod gigantism ECM). This review focuses on the sauropod gigantism ECM, providing an updated version based on the contributions to the PLoS ONE sauropod gigantism collection and on other very recent published evidence. The model consist of five separate evolutionary cascades ("Reproduction", "Feeding", "Head and neck", "Avian-style lung", and "Metabolism"). Each cascade starts with observed or inferred basal traits that either may be plesiomorphic or derived at the level of Sauropoda. Each trait confers hypothetical selective advantages which permit the evolution of the next trait. Feedback loops in the ECM consist of selective advantages originating from traits higher in the cascades but affecting lower traits. All cascades end in the trait "Very high body mass". Each cascade is linked to at least one other cascade. Important plesiomorphic traits of sauropod dinosaurs that entered the model were ovipary as well as no mastication of food. Important evolutionary innovations (derived traits) were an avian-style respiratory system and an elevated basal metabolic rate. Comparison with other tetrapod lineages identifies factors limiting body size. PMID:24205267

  18. Gigantism and Acromegaly Due to Xq26 Microduplications and GPR101 Mutation

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    Trivellin, G.; Daly, A.F.; Faucz, F.R.; Yuan, B.; Rostomyan, L.; Larco, D.O.; Schernthaner-Reiter, M.H.; Szarek, E.; Leal, L.F.; Caberg, J.-H.; Castermans, E.; Villa, C.; Dimopoulos, A.; Chittiboina, P.; Xekouki, P.; Shah, N.; Metzger, D.; Lysy, P.A.; Ferrante, E.; Strebkova, N.; Mazerkina, N.; Zatelli, M.C.; Lodish, M.; Horvath, A.; de Alexandre, R. Bertollo; Manning, A.D.; Levy, I.; Keil, M.F.; de la Luz Sierra, M.; Palmeira, L.; Coppieters, W.; Georges, M.; Naves, L.A.; Jamar, M.; Bours, V.; Wu, T.J.; Choong, C.S.; Bertherat, J.; Chanson, P.; Kamenický, P.; Farrell, W.E.; Barlier, A.; Quezado, M.; Bjelobaba, I.; Stojilkovic, S.S.; Wess, J.; Costanzi, S.; Liu, P.; Lupski, J.R.; Beckers, A.; Stratakis, C.A.

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    BACKGROUND Increased secretion of growth hormone leads to gigantism in children and acromegaly in adults; the genetic causes of gigantism and acromegaly are poorly understood. METHODS We performed clinical and genetic studies of samples obtained from 43 patients with gigantism and then sequenced an implicated gene in samples from 248 patients with acromegaly. RESULTS We observed microduplication on chromosome Xq26.3 in samples from 13 patients with gigantism; of these samples, 4 were obtained from members of two unrelated kindreds, and 9 were from patients with sporadic cases. All the patients had disease onset during early childhood. Of the patients with gigantism who did not carry an Xq26.3 microduplication, none presented before the age of 5 years. Genomic characterization of the Xq26.3 region suggests that the microduplications are generated during chromosome replication and that they contain four protein-coding genes. Only one of these genes, GPR101, which encodes a G-protein–coupled receptor, was overexpressed in patients’ pituitary lesions. We identified a recurrent GPR101 mutation (p.E308D) in 11 of 248 patients with acromegaly, with the mutation found mostly in tumors. When the mutation was transfected into rat GH3 cells, it led to increased release of growth hormone and proliferation of growth hormone–producing cells. CONCLUSIONS We describe a pediatric disorder (which we have termed X-linked acrogigantism [X-LAG]) that is caused by an Xq26.3 genomic duplication and is characterized by early-onset gigantism resulting from an excess of growth hormone. Duplication of GPR101 probably causes X-LAG. We also found a recurrent mutation in GPR101 in some adults with acromegaly. (Funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and others.) PMID:25470569

  19. Ecofisiologia de plantas jovens de mogno-africano submetidas a deficit hídrico e reidratação

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    Marcos Paulo Ferreira de Albuquerque

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a capacidade de plantas jovens de mogno-africano (Khaya ivorensis em recuperar seu status hídrico e trocas gasosas após período de deficit hídrico. Plantas com aproximadamente 315 dias, irrigadas (controle e não irrigadas, foram avaliadas aos 14 dias da suspensão da irrigação e após um, três e sete dias da retomada da irrigação (reidratação. No dia 14, o potencial hídrico foliar de antemanhã (Ψam das plantas estressadas foi reduzido a -2,66 MPa. Com a restrição hídrica, foram observadas reduções significativas no conteúdo relativo de água na antemanhã (redução de 32%, na taxa de assimilação líquida de CO2 (90%, na condutância estomática (95%, na transpiração (93% e na razão entre concentração intercelular e ambiental de CO2 (37%. Durante a reidratação, o status hídrico das plantas estressadas foi restabelecido após três dias. As trocas gasosas também se restabeleceram, mas de forma mais lenta que o status hídrico. Sob deficit hídrico, a concentração de prolina aumentou e a de carboidratos solúveis totais diminuiu. Plantas jovens de mogno-africano são tolerantes ao deficit hídrico moderado.

  20. Spontaneous remission of acromegaly or gigantism due to subclinical apoplexy of pituitary growth hormone adenoma

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    WANG Xian-ling; DOU Jing-tao; L(U) Zhao-hui; ZHONG Wen-wen; BA Jian-ming; JIN Du; LU Ju-ming; PAN Chang-yu; MU Yi-ming

    2011-01-01

    Background Subclinical apoplexy of pituitary functional adenoma can cause spontaneous remission of hormone hypersecretion.The typical presence of pituitary growth hormone (GH) adenoma is gigantism and/or acromegaly.We investigated the clinical characteristics of patients with spontaneous partial remission of acromegaly or gigantism due to subclinical apoplexy of GH adenoma.Methods Six patients with spontaneous remission of acromegaly or gigantism were enrolled.The clinical characteristics,endocrinological evaluation and imageological characteristics were retrospectively analyzed.Results In these cases,the initial clinical presences were diabetes mellitus or hypogonadism.No abrupt headache,vomiting,visual function impairment,or conscious disturbance had ever been complained of.The base levels of GH and insulin growth factor-1 (IGF-1) were normal or higher,but nadir GH levels were all still >1 μg/L in 75 g oral glucose tolerance test.Magnetic resonance imaging detected enlarged sella,partial empty sella and compressed pituitary.The transsphenoidal surgery was performed in 2 cases,and the other patients were conservatively managed.All the patients were in clinical remission.Conclusions When the clinical presences,endocrine evaluation,biochemical examination and imageology indicate spontaneous remission of GH hypersecretion in patients with gigantism or acromegaly,the diagnosis of subclinical apoplexy of pituitary GH adenoma should be presumed.To these patients,conservative therapy may be appropriate.

  1. Breast vasculitis in association with breast gigantism in a pregnant patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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    Propper, D J; Reid, D.M.; Stankler, L.; Eastmond, C J

    1991-01-01

    A 24 year old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) developed widespread necrotic skin ulceration and gigantism of both breasts during an exacerbation of SLE in the last trimester of her second pregnancy. Over the remainder of the pregnancy the ulceration was only controlled by high dose corticosteroids. After parturition, however, it was possible to reduce the steroid dose without recurrence of the ulceration.

  2. The early ELF signals of the gigantic jets captured by the Taiwan ground observation network

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    Chen, A. B. C.; Huang, P. H.; Su, H. T.; Hsu, R. R.

    2015-12-01

    The in-cloud ignition process of gigantic jets and blue jets receives attentions and discussions in the past years. The polarity and the position of their breakdown were proposed by Krehbiel et al. [2008] but no concrete observational evidence to support it directly. ELF spectrogram is a good tool to explore the electric activities, but traditional spectrograms are generated by a Fourier transform which obtain the frequency information through an integration operation. However the integration greatly limits the lowest frequency revealed by spectrogram and buries the important transient features. In this study, we applied a new but widely-used method, the Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT), to explore the spectrogram. Instead of the integration, HHT obtains the frequency information by differentiating on the phase angle, and become a powerful tool to reveal the fast frequency variation associated with transient luminous events. More than 100 transient luminous events including 25 gigantic jets observed by Taiwan ground optical observation network were analyzed. The results indicate that approximately 70% of gigantic jets can identify a rapid frequency variation in the interval of 300-600 milliseconds before main surge discharge, and this early feature can not find a clear corresponding amplitude variation in its sferic. Since this early signal can not be identified from the traditional Fourier spectrogram, but clear in-cloud lightning was registered correspondingly by the ground optical observation. In contrast to gigantic jets, this feature of early frequency change can be seen only in less than 30% of sprites and elves. These observational evidences are able to provide new constraints on the early discharge process of gigantic jets in clouds.

  3. Liderazgo femenino. Un análisis de las diferencias de género en la formación y desarrollo de asociaciones de inmigrantes africanos

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    Molina Luque, Fidel

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    Full Text Available This study describes, analyses and compares manifestations of female leadership in associations of African immigrants, examining such factors as work objectives, themes and forms, organisation and institutionalisation. It was based on an in-depth analysis of ten life hi stories, starting from the hypothesis that there is a clearly gender-based difference between the objectives of African associations comprised of men and of women and that this difference stems from the basic inequality of the respective social statuses of men and women and, more specifically, from gender-related culture. The results obtained suggest the existence of “strong” (neither submissive nor ignorant female immigrants with the capacity to lead associations, but whose character is not the result of any supposedly specifically “feminine” characteristics, but rather to a process of early (adolescent learning, academic success and relatively high social origin, all of which help to forge a certain rebellious streak and to lead certain women to assume positions of authority. Whatever the case, it was not possible to observe any relevant differences between female and male leadership; both tend to be characterised by a certain “charisma” and the presence of personal qualities that were the result of interactions within specific social contexts.En el presente estudio se describen, analizan y comparan las manifestaciones del liderazgo femenino en las asociaciones de inmigrantes africanos: sus objetivos de trabajo, temáticas y formas, organización e institucionalización. Para ello se analizan en profundidad diez historias de vida, partiendo de la hipótesis de la existencia de una clara diferenciación de objetivos entre las asociaciones de hombres y mujeres africanos derivados de la desigualdad básica de las posiciones sociales entre hombres y mujeres, y muy especialmente, de las culturas de género. Los resultados obtenidos sugieren que existen mujeres

  4. Relaciones entre africanos e indígenas en Chiapas y Guatemala Relations between africans and indigenous peoples in Chiapas and Guatemala

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    Juan Pablo Peña Vicenteño

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La presencia africana en la Audiencia de Guatemala en los siglos XVI y XVII ha sido poco estudiada. Por lo tanto, en este trabajo se analizarán los diferentes mecanismos que utilizó la corona española para el traslado de esclavos, como las licencias y el sistema de asientos. Asimismo, se estudiará la inserción de los africanos en la sociedad colonial y principalmente su interrelación con la población indígena nativa de la región. En los documentos coloniales referentes a matrimonios, podemos observar los procesos de "interculturalidad" en los cuales el esclavo africano intercambió elementos culturales que influyeron en la música. Tal fue el caso de la marimba, instrumento que dio identidad a la región de estudio. Por último, se pretende observar, a través del análisis de las narrativas indígenas originadas en la década de los 90' del siglo XX, cómo en la cosmovisión indígena aún continúa la presencia de los "negros".The presence of African population at the "Audiencia" of Guatemala between 16th and 17th centuries has been vaguely studied by historians and other social scientists. This paper emphasizes on several ways -as slave trade licenses and 'asientos'- that were used by the Spanish Crown for slave trade and transportation. In addition, this article analyses the integration of African slaves and their descendents in Colonial Mexican society, especially their mixture with indigenous population. In Colonial records, as marriages and baptisms files, it is possibly to regard a profound influence on inter-cultural processes between African people and the rest of the Colonial casts. As an example, the musical instrument 'marimba' that brought cultural identity to Guatemala 'Audiencia'. Finally, in this article we will analyze the indigenous literature of the last decade of the 20th century, in which is clear the evidence of "negro" agents in indigenous cosmology.

  5. La representación televisiva de los inmigrantes africanos: invisibilidad, desconocimiento y precariedad. The television representation of African immigrants: invisibility, ignorance and uncertainty

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    Vanessa Rodríguez Breijo

    Full Text Available ResumenLa imagen televisiva de los inmigrantes africanos se caracteriza por su aparición poco frecuente, la falta de información sobre ellos, la precariedad de sus condiciones de trabajo, su tendencia a desempeñar el rol de víctimas y una mayor incidencia de transgresiones a la ley respecto a otros grupos. Estos datos proceden del estudio de la representación de los inmigrantes en este medio. La técnica utilizada fue el análisis de contenido de una muestra de la programación con mayor audiencia, en la que se incluyeron todos los géneros televisivos. Los resultados correspondientes a los africanos los vincularon escasamente con el mundo laboral, lo que no contribuye a que los nativos los valoren como ciudadanos útiles y necesarios. No se promovió el interés por el conocimiento de este colectivo, ni la noción de que ya forman parte de la sociedad; debido a su poca visibilidad y a los exiguos datos ofrecidos sobre ellos. En lugar de resaltar sus aportes, se enfatizó su recurrencia a ayudas gubernamentales y su dependencia, transmitiendo una idea de competencia por los recursos y de normalidad de su situación de desigualdad. Finalmente, sus más frecuentes acciones ilegales podrían estar justificando esas peores condiciones de integración, liberando de responsabilidad a la sociedad receptora.AbstractThe television image of African immigrants is characterized by its infrequent occurrence, the lack of information about them, poor working conditions, their tendency to play the role of victims and a higher incidence of violations of the law regarding other groups. This data comes from examining the representation of immigrants in this media. The technique used was content analysis of a sample of the most watched programs, which included all television genres. The results for the Africans pointed a weak link with the workplace, which doesn't contribute to their valuing as necessary and useful citizens. The interest in knowledge of this

  6. Efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of sustained-release lanreotide (lanreotide Autogel) in Japanese patients with acromegaly or pituitary gigantism.

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    Shimatsu, Akira; Teramoto, Akira; Hizuka, Naomi; Kitai, Kazuo; Ramis, Joaquim; Chihara, Kazuo

    2013-01-01

    The somatostatin analog lanreotide Autogel has proven to be efficacious for treating acromegaly in international studies and in clinical practices around the world. However, its efficacy in Japanese patients has not been extensively evaluated. We examined the dose-response relationship and long-term efficacy and safety in Japanese patients with acromegaly or pituitary gigantism. In an open-label, parallel-group, dose-response study, 32 patients (29 with acromegaly, 3 with pituitary gigantism) received 5 injections of 60, 90, or 120 mg of lanreotide Autogel over 24 weeks. Four weeks after the first injection, 41% of patients achieved serum GH level of gigantism) received lanreotide Autogel once every 4 weeks for a total of 13 injections. Dosing was initiated with 90 mg and adjusted according to clinical responses at Weeks 16 and/or 32. At Week 52, 47% of patients had serum GH levels of gigantism.

  7. A gigantic nothosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Middle Triassic of SW China and its implication for the Triassic biotic recovery

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    Liu, Jun; Hu, Shi-Xue; Rieppel, Olivier; Jiang, Da-Yong; Benton, Michael J.; Kelley, Neil P.; Aitchison, Jonathan C.; Zhou, Chang-Yong; Wen, Wen; Huang, Jin-Yuan; Xie, Tao; Lv, Tao

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    The presence of gigantic apex predators in the eastern Panthalassic and western Tethyan oceans suggests that complex ecosystems in the sea had become re-established in these regions at least by the early Middle Triassic, after the Permian-Triassic mass extinction (PTME). However, it is not clear whether oceanic ecosystem recovery from the PTME was globally synchronous because of the apparent lack of such predators in the eastern Tethyan/western Panthalassic region prior to the Late Triassic. Here we report a gigantic nothosaur from the lower Middle Triassic of Luoping in southwest China (eastern Tethyan ocean), which possesses the largest known lower jaw among Triassic sauropterygians. Phylogenetic analysis suggests parallel evolution of gigantism in Triassic sauropterygians. Discovery of this gigantic apex predator, together with associated diverse marine reptiles and the complex food web, indicates global recovery of shallow marine ecosystems from PTME by the early Middle Triassic.

  8. A gigantic nothosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Middle Triassic of SW China and its implication for the Triassic biotic recovery.

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    Liu, Jun; Hu, Shi-Xue; Rieppel, Olivier; Jiang, Da-Yong; Benton, Michael J; Kelley, Neil P; Aitchison, Jonathan C; Zhou, Chang-Yong; Wen, Wen; Huang, Jin-Yuan; Xie, Tao; Lv, Tao

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    The presence of gigantic apex predators in the eastern Panthalassic and western Tethyan oceans suggests that complex ecosystems in the sea had become re-established in these regions at least by the early Middle Triassic, after the Permian-Triassic mass extinction (PTME). However, it is not clear whether oceanic ecosystem recovery from the PTME was globally synchronous because of the apparent lack of such predators in the eastern Tethyan/western Panthalassic region prior to the Late Triassic. Here we report a gigantic nothosaur from the lower Middle Triassic of Luoping in southwest China (eastern Tethyan ocean), which possesses the largest known lower jaw among Triassic sauropterygians. Phylogenetic analysis suggests parallel evolution of gigantism in Triassic sauropterygians. Discovery of this gigantic apex predator, together with associated diverse marine reptiles and the complex food web, indicates global recovery of shallow marine ecosystems from PTME by the early Middle Triassic. PMID:25429609

  9. The acromegaly--gigantism syndrome. Report of four cases treated surgically.

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    Zampieri, P; Scanarini, M; Sicolo, N; Andrioli, G; Mingrino, S

    1983-12-01

    Four cases of growth-hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma, with associated aspects of acromegaly and gigantism, are reported in patients aged 12-26. All of the patients had macroadenomas and were treated surgically, three by the transsphenoidal approach and one with a transfrontal craniotomy. Histologic examination revealed eosinophilic adenomas in three of the cases and a mixed eosinophilic--chromophobe adenoma in one, all with cellular irregularities (mitosis and cellular and nuclear polymorphism), local invasivity, or both. Because surgical treatment did not produce complete normalization of growth hormone levels, radiotherapy followed the operations in all four cases. In our opinion, the treatment of acromegalic gigantism poses more therapeutic problems than that of simple acromegaly, with combined treatment (surgical, radiation, and medical) often being necessary. PMID:6648790

  10. [A multicenter clinical trial of SMS 201-995 (octreotide acetate) in acromegaly and gigantism].

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    Shimatsu, A; Imura, H; Irie, M; Nakagawa, S; Goto, Y; Shimizu, N; Takeda, R; Kato, Y; Saito, S; Ibayashi, H

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    Sixty-four patients with active acromegaly and three patients with gigantism were treated with the long acting somatostatin analog SMS 201-995 (50-500 micrograms, sc, every 6-12 h or 150-880 micrograms daily by intermittent sc infusion, for up to 114 weeks). The fasting plasma GH levels were significantly suppressed (less than 50% of the values before treatment) in 49 patients and became normal in 18 patients. Suppression of GH secretion was associated with normalization of plasma somatomedin-C levels (14 out of 30 cases) and significant clinical improvement such as disappearance of headache and decrease of excessive sweating. Shrinkage of pituitary tumors as determined by computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging studies occurred in 11 out of 40 cases. Side effects were minimal and tolerable. SMS 201-995 appears to be an effective agent for the treatment of acromegaly and gigantism. PMID:2684694

  11. Blue jets and gigantic jets: transient luminous events between thunderstorm tops and the lower ionosphere

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    An overview of general phenomenology and proposed physical mechanisms of large scale electrical discharges termed 'blue jets' and 'gigantic jets' observed at high altitude in the Earth's atmosphere above thunderstorms is presented. The primary emphasis is placed on summarizing available experimental data on the observed morphological features of upward jet discharges and on the discussion of recently advanced theories describing electrodynamic conditions, which facilitate escape of conventional lightning leaders from thundercloud tops and their upward propagation toward the ionosphere. It is argued that the filamentary plasma structures observed in blue jet and gigantic jet discharges are directly linked to the processes in streamer zones of lightning leaders, scaled by a significant reduction of air pressure at high altitudes.

  12. The evolution of island gigantism and body size variation in tortoises and turtles

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    Jaffe, Alexander L.; Slater, Graham J.; Alfaro, Michael E.

    2011-01-01

    Extant chelonians (turtles and tortoises) span almost four orders of magnitude of body size, including the startling examples of gigantism seen in the tortoises of the Galapagos and Seychelles islands. However, the evolutionary determinants of size diversity in chelonians are poorly understood. We present a comparative analysis of body size evolution in turtles and tortoises within a phylogenetic framework. Our results reveal a pronounced relationship between habitat and optimal body size in ...

  13. Unilateral delayed opercularization in a case of Sotos' syndrome (cerebral gigantism)

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    Barth, P.G.; Vlasveld, L.; Valk, J.

    1980-08-01

    A case of Sotos' syndrome (cerebral gigantism) is described. Pneumencephalography, performed at the age of 15 days, revealed abnormal separation of the opercula on the right. By comparing the contours with developmental anatomical features of this area it agreed with a foetal development of 24 weeks gestational age. Bilateral carotid angiography was normal. CT showed normal development of the Sylvian area at the age of 27 months.

  14. Crecimiento y reclutamiento del calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas en el Perú (1991 a 1994).

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    Argüelles, Juan

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    Presenta las características biológicas y poblacionales del calamar gigante a fin de establecer las medidas adecuadas de explotación. Se aprecia que el calamar presenta una alta tasa de crecimiento pudiendo alcanzar tallas de 41 a 53 cm. al año de edad y se revela la presencia de dos pulsos anuales de reclutamiento, los que involucran varios meses durante primavera-verano y otoño-invierno.

  15. EL ERYNGIUM ("CARDO" GIGANTE DEL DELTA DEL PARANA Y DE LA MESOPOTAMIA ARGENTINA

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    Troels Myndel Pedersen

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Un Eryngium gigante, espectacular por su tamaño y la abundancia donde se presenta, muy común a lo largo de la Mesopotamia argentina, el delta del Río Paraná, y la orilla sur del Río de la Plata, cuya identidad ha sido interpretada de diversas maneras, se describe como una nueva especie, Eryngium mesopotamicum Pedersen

  16. Cerebral gigantism associated with jaw cyst basal cell naevoid syndrome in two families.

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    Cramer, H; Niederdellmann, H

    1983-01-01

    We report 9 subjects from 2 families with the syndrome of cerebral gigantism, seven of the patients also had jaw cyst basal cell naevoid syndrome. Neurological, radiological, somatic and biochemical features of this hitherto unreported association are described. Neurological symptoms included mild hydrocephalus, ventricular malformation, cerebellar syndrome, intracranial calcification, oculomotor disturbances, EEG abnormalities and rarely, mild peripheral nervous disorders. A disturbance of calcium metabolism appears to be a prominent feature of the genetically determined nonprogressive syndrome.

  17. Ecological explanations to island gigantism: dietary niche divergence, predation, and size in an endemic lizard.

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    Runemark, Anna; Sagonas, Kostas; Svensson, Erik I

    2015-08-01

    Although rapid evolution of body size on islands has long been known, the ecological mechanisms behind this island phenomenon remain poorly understood. Diet is an important selective pressure for morphological divergence. Here we investigate if selection for novel diets has contributed to the multiple independent cases of island gigantism in the Skyros wall lizard (Podarcis gaigeae) and if diet, predation, or both factors best explain island gigantism. We combined data on body size, shape, bite force, and realized and available diets to address this. Several lines of evidence suggest that diet has contributed to the island gigantism. The larger islet lizards have relatively wider heads and higher bite performance in relation to mainland lizards than would be expected from size differences alone. The proportions of consumed and available hard prey are higher on islets than mainland localities, and lizard body size is significantly correlated with the proportion of hard prey. Furthermore, the main axis of divergence in head shape is significantly correlated with dietary divergence. Finally, a model with only diet and one including diet and predation regime explain body size divergence equally well. Our results suggest that diet is an important ecological factor behind insular body size divergence, but could be consistent with an additional role for predation.

  18. Starvation reveals the cause of infection-induced castration and gigantism.

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    Cressler, Clayton E; Nelson, William A; Day, Troy; McCauley, Edward

    2014-10-01

    Parasites often induce life-history changes in their hosts. In many cases, these infection-induced life-history changes are driven by changes in the pattern of energy allocation and utilization within the host. Because these processes will affect both host and parasite fitness, it can be challenging to determine who benefits from them. Determining the causes and consequences of infection-induced life-history changes requires the ability to experimentally manipulate life history and a framework for connecting life history to host and parasite fitness. Here, we combine a novel starvation manipulation with energy budget models to provide new insights into castration and gigantism in the Daphnia magna-Pasteuria ramosa host-parasite system. Our results show that starvation primarily affects investment in reproduction, and increasing starvation stress reduces gigantism and parasite fitness without affecting castration. These results are consistent with an energetic structure where the parasite uses growth energy as a resource. This finding gives us new understanding of the role of castration and gigantism in this system, and how life-history variation will affect infection outcome and epidemiological dynamics. The approach of combining targeted life-history manipulations with energy budget models can be adapted to understand life-history changes in other disease systems.

  19. The triangulation of the gigantic jets observed by the optical observation network in Taiwan

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    Chen, Alfred B.; Huang, Chien-Fong; Peng, Kang-Ming; Su, Han-Tzong; Hsu, Rue-Ron

    2015-04-01

    The optical triangulation of sprites and elves by the multiple sites has been done in the past decades, but the similar observation on gigantic jets has never been reported yet. A ground optical observation network consisting of four stations at Kimen, Penghu, Tainan, and Taitung (from west to east) has been established in Taiwan since 2012. Each station equipped with two sets of Watec low-light sensitivity cameras, and the elevation and azimuth of the observation can be fully remote controlled to point toward the on-going convection system in the vicinity of Taiwan. In summer 2014, more than 6 gigantic jets were captured by at least two stations successfully. The triangulation and ULF sferics of these interesting events provides an excellent chance to explore the spatial and temporal evolution of the jets in different phases. In this presentation, this ground observation network will be introduced, the detail evolution of the recorded gigantic jets is presented. The preliminary result implies that the jets may not pop from the cloudtop straightforwardly, and some twists occur during the propagation of the jets. A more complicated analysis of the tomography for the advanced triangulation will be mentioned, too.

  20. Ecological explanations to island gigantism: dietary niche divergence, predation, and size in an endemic lizard.

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    Runemark, Anna; Sagonas, Kostas; Svensson, Erik I

    2015-08-01

    Although rapid evolution of body size on islands has long been known, the ecological mechanisms behind this island phenomenon remain poorly understood. Diet is an important selective pressure for morphological divergence. Here we investigate if selection for novel diets has contributed to the multiple independent cases of island gigantism in the Skyros wall lizard (Podarcis gaigeae) and if diet, predation, or both factors best explain island gigantism. We combined data on body size, shape, bite force, and realized and available diets to address this. Several lines of evidence suggest that diet has contributed to the island gigantism. The larger islet lizards have relatively wider heads and higher bite performance in relation to mainland lizards than would be expected from size differences alone. The proportions of consumed and available hard prey are higher on islets than mainland localities, and lizard body size is significantly correlated with the proportion of hard prey. Furthermore, the main axis of divergence in head shape is significantly correlated with dietary divergence. Finally, a model with only diet and one including diet and predation regime explain body size divergence equally well. Our results suggest that diet is an important ecological factor behind insular body size divergence, but could be consistent with an additional role for predation. PMID:26405734

  1. Starvation reveals the cause of infection-induced castration and gigantism.

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    Cressler, Clayton E; Nelson, William A; Day, Troy; McCauley, Edward

    2014-10-01

    Parasites often induce life-history changes in their hosts. In many cases, these infection-induced life-history changes are driven by changes in the pattern of energy allocation and utilization within the host. Because these processes will affect both host and parasite fitness, it can be challenging to determine who benefits from them. Determining the causes and consequences of infection-induced life-history changes requires the ability to experimentally manipulate life history and a framework for connecting life history to host and parasite fitness. Here, we combine a novel starvation manipulation with energy budget models to provide new insights into castration and gigantism in the Daphnia magna-Pasteuria ramosa host-parasite system. Our results show that starvation primarily affects investment in reproduction, and increasing starvation stress reduces gigantism and parasite fitness without affecting castration. These results are consistent with an energetic structure where the parasite uses growth energy as a resource. This finding gives us new understanding of the role of castration and gigantism in this system, and how life-history variation will affect infection outcome and epidemiological dynamics. The approach of combining targeted life-history manipulations with energy budget models can be adapted to understand life-history changes in other disease systems. PMID:25143034

  2. Carcinoma bronquíolo-alveolar em leão-africano (Panthera leo Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma in an African Lion (Panthera leo

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    Ricardo B. Lucena

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    Full Text Available Um caso de carcinoma bronquíolo-alveolar difuso do tipo misto foi diagnosticado em um leão-africano (Panthera leo, hospitalizado com sinais de dispnéia e emagrecimento progressivo. Em todos os lobos pulmonares havia múltiplos nódulos esbranquiçados, macios e homogêneos, de 0,2-0,5cm em diâmetro. Histologicamente, os nódulos eram constituídos por células neoplásicas arranjadas em alvéolos e papilas sustentados por moderado estroma fibrovascular, um padrão que lembrava a estrutura pulmonar pré-existente. Na reação pelo ácido periódico de Schiff (PAS foi observada marcação positiva no citoplasma de numerosas células neoplásicas. Todas as células neoplásicas demonstraram forte e uniforme imunorreatividade citoplasmática para pancitoceratina. A marcação para o fator 1 de transcrição da tireóide (TTF-1 foi observada em focos nos núcleos das células neoplásicas das margens dos nódulos. Nas secções avaliadas para surfactante A, a marcação foi observada em múltiplas áreas focais, tanto no citoplasma como na membrana citoplasmática das células neoplásicas. O diagnóstico de carcinoma bronquíolo-alveolar difuso do tipo misto foi feito com base nos achados histológicos, histoquímicos e imuno-histoquímicos. Essa parece ser a primeira descrição de um neoplasma pulmonar primário maligno em leão-africano.A case of diffuse bronchioloalveolar carcinoma of the mixed type was diagnosed in the lung of an adult female African lion (Panthera leo with presenting signs of progressive dyspnea and weight loss. In all pulmonary lobes there were multiple 0.2-0.5cm in diameter soft and homogenous white nodules. Histologically, these nodules consisted of neoplastic cells with an alveolar and papillary disposition, a pattern reminiscent of the preexistent pulmonary structure. The cytoplasms of numerous neoplastic cells were positive in the periodic acid-Schiff (PAS stain. At immunohistochemistry examination, all neoplastic

  3. La oportunidad de un atlas sobre el estado del continente africano / The Opportunity of an Atlas about the Situation of the African Continent

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    Eva Pérez Hernández

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    Full Text Available Desde la Antigüedad clásica hasta nuestros días se han multiplicado las representaciones cartográficas de la Tierra, sin embargo, no todos los territorios del planeta han recibido la misma atención. En el caso del continente africano son escasas las colecciones de mapas recientes y, especialmente, las que conforman atlas temáticos. Esta circunstancia fue determinante en la orientación de las prácticas desarrolladas en Casa África durante el curso académico 2012-2013, al amparo del Consorcio Casa África-Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. El objetivo de las prácticas fue la elaboración de un atlas digital de África que tuvo como resultado la realización de cuarenta mapas temáticos basados en indicadores geográficos, ambientales, demográficos, económicos, sociales, geopolíticos, culturales y de sus relaciones económicas y políticas con España. La elaboración de dicho atlas se vio afectada por numerosas dificultades en cuanto a la búsqueda y tratamiento de las fuentes de información y por un trabajo de diseño y edición que requirió de la utilización de las nuevas tecnologías de la información geográfica. El presente artículo reflexiona acerca de la importancia de la cartografía como herramienta imprescindible de conocimiento geográfico y acerca de la superación de dificultades que entrañan retos como el de la realización de un atlas sobre el estado actual del continente africano.From Classical Antiquity to the present days, cartographic representations of the Earth have multiplied. However, not all the territories of the planet have received the same attention. In the case of the African continent, there are few collections of recent maps, especially, of those that are composed of thematic atlases. This circumstance was decisive in determining the focus of the internship in Casa África during academic year 2012-2013, under the auspices of the Consortium Casa África - University of Las Palmas de Gran

  4. El rol del asociacionismo de inmigrantes africanos en la construcción de cohesión social y la convivencia en Cataluña, Navarra y la Comunidad Valenciana. Miradas Cruzadas

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    Moncusí Ferré, Albert

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    Full Text Available This article aims to analyse some possible contributions from organisations funded by immigrants from the African continent to the socio-cultural integration in three Regions in Spain. In order to do so, first there is a definition of integrations as a process, paying special attention to the role that national and international literature have given to the associations of immigrants. Afterwards, there is a focus on associations from people with an African origin, paying attention to the double view point, from one side the one from representatives from African associations and on the other, from administration technicians and representatives of social entities that collaborate with them. The point is to analyse the speech of those actors, about the reasons of its existence, the objectives and activities of the associations of Africans, for the associates themselves as well as for those immigrants from their countries and for the society that welcomes them. The elements in favour and against in the studied perspectives build an action field shared by both actors, in the process of construction of social cohesion and living partnership, but, at the same time, they suggest the existence of some limitations in itself.El objetivo de este artículo es analizar algunas posibles contribuciones de las organizaciones fundadas por personas emigradas desde el continente africano a la integración sociocultural en tres Comunidades Autónomas españolas. Para ello, se empieza definiendo la integración como proceso, con particular atención al papel que la literatura nacional e internacional ha otorgado al asociacionismo de inmigrantes en él. Posteriormente, se enfoca el caso particular del asociacionismo de las personas de origen africano y su incidencia en la integración en todo lo referido a la interadaptación social y cultural, según la doble mirada que encontramos en las entrevistas realizadas tanto a representantes de asociaciones de africanos como

  5. Clinical and genetic characterization of pituitary gigantism: an international collaborative study in 208 patients.

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    Rostomyan, Liliya; Daly, Adrian F; Petrossians, Patrick; Nachev, Emil; Lila, Anurag R; Lecoq, Anne-Lise; Lecumberri, Beatriz; Trivellin, Giampaolo; Salvatori, Roberto; Moraitis, Andreas G; Holdaway, Ian; Kranenburg-van Klaveren, Dianne J; Chiara Zatelli, Maria; Palacios, Nuria; Nozieres, Cecile; Zacharin, Margaret; Ebeling, Tapani; Ojaniemi, Marja; Rozhinskaya, Liudmila; Verrua, Elisa; Jaffrain-Rea, Marie-Lise; Filipponi, Silvia; Gusakova, Daria; Pronin, Vyacheslav; Bertherat, Jerome; Belaya, Zhanna; Ilovayskaya, Irena; Sahnoun-Fathallah, Mona; Sievers, Caroline; Stalla, Gunter K; Castermans, Emilie; Caberg, Jean-Hubert; Sorkina, Ekaterina; Auriemma, Renata Simona; Mittal, Sachin; Kareva, Maria; Lysy, Philippe A; Emy, Philippe; De Menis, Ernesto; Choong, Catherine S; Mantovani, Giovanna; Bours, Vincent; De Herder, Wouter; Brue, Thierry; Barlier, Anne; Neggers, Sebastian J C M M; Zacharieva, Sabina; Chanson, Philippe; Shah, Nalini Samir; Stratakis, Constantine A; Naves, Luciana A; Beckers, Albert

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    Despite being a classical growth disorder, pituitary gigantism has not been studied previously in a standardized way. We performed a retrospective, multicenter, international study to characterize a large series of pituitary gigantism patients. We included 208 patients (163 males; 78.4%) with growth hormone excess and a current/previous abnormal growth velocity for age or final height >2 s.d. above country normal means. The median onset of rapid growth was 13 years and occurred significantly earlier in females than in males; pituitary adenomas were diagnosed earlier in females than males (15.8 vs 21.5 years respectively). Adenomas were ≥10 mm (i.e., macroadenomas) in 84%, of which extrasellar extension occurred in 77% and invasion in 54%. GH/IGF1 control was achieved in 39% during long-term follow-up. Final height was greater in younger onset patients, with larger tumors and higher GH levels. Later disease control was associated with a greater difference from mid-parental height (r=0.23, P=0.02). AIP mutations occurred in 29%; microduplication at Xq26.3 - X-linked acrogigantism (X-LAG) - occurred in two familial isolated pituitary adenoma kindreds and in ten sporadic patients. Tumor size was not different in X-LAG, AIP mutated and genetically negative patient groups. AIP-mutated and X-LAG patients were significantly younger at onset and diagnosis, but disease control was worse in genetically negative cases. Pituitary gigantism patients are characterized by male predominance and large tumors that are difficult to control. Treatment delay increases final height and symptom burden. AIP mutations and X-LAG explain many cases, but no genetic etiology is seen in >50% of cases.

  6. Clinical and genetic characterization of pituitary gigantism: an international collaborative study in 208 patients.

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    Rostomyan, Liliya; Daly, Adrian F; Petrossians, Patrick; Nachev, Emil; Lila, Anurag R; Lecoq, Anne-Lise; Lecumberri, Beatriz; Trivellin, Giampaolo; Salvatori, Roberto; Moraitis, Andreas G; Holdaway, Ian; Kranenburg-van Klaveren, Dianne J; Chiara Zatelli, Maria; Palacios, Nuria; Nozieres, Cecile; Zacharin, Margaret; Ebeling, Tapani; Ojaniemi, Marja; Rozhinskaya, Liudmila; Verrua, Elisa; Jaffrain-Rea, Marie-Lise; Filipponi, Silvia; Gusakova, Daria; Pronin, Vyacheslav; Bertherat, Jerome; Belaya, Zhanna; Ilovayskaya, Irena; Sahnoun-Fathallah, Mona; Sievers, Caroline; Stalla, Gunter K; Castermans, Emilie; Caberg, Jean-Hubert; Sorkina, Ekaterina; Auriemma, Renata Simona; Mittal, Sachin; Kareva, Maria; Lysy, Philippe A; Emy, Philippe; De Menis, Ernesto; Choong, Catherine S; Mantovani, Giovanna; Bours, Vincent; De Herder, Wouter; Brue, Thierry; Barlier, Anne; Neggers, Sebastian J C M M; Zacharieva, Sabina; Chanson, Philippe; Shah, Nalini Samir; Stratakis, Constantine A; Naves, Luciana A; Beckers, Albert

    2015-10-01

    Despite being a classical growth disorder, pituitary gigantism has not been studied previously in a standardized way. We performed a retrospective, multicenter, international study to characterize a large series of pituitary gigantism patients. We included 208 patients (163 males; 78.4%) with growth hormone excess and a current/previous abnormal growth velocity for age or final height >2 s.d. above country normal means. The median onset of rapid growth was 13 years and occurred significantly earlier in females than in males; pituitary adenomas were diagnosed earlier in females than males (15.8 vs 21.5 years respectively). Adenomas were ≥10 mm (i.e., macroadenomas) in 84%, of which extrasellar extension occurred in 77% and invasion in 54%. GH/IGF1 control was achieved in 39% during long-term follow-up. Final height was greater in younger onset patients, with larger tumors and higher GH levels. Later disease control was associated with a greater difference from mid-parental height (r=0.23, P=0.02). AIP mutations occurred in 29%; microduplication at Xq26.3 - X-linked acrogigantism (X-LAG) - occurred in two familial isolated pituitary adenoma kindreds and in ten sporadic patients. Tumor size was not different in X-LAG, AIP mutated and genetically negative patient groups. AIP-mutated and X-LAG patients were significantly younger at onset and diagnosis, but disease control was worse in genetically negative cases. Pituitary gigantism patients are characterized by male predominance and large tumors that are difficult to control. Treatment delay increases final height and symptom burden. AIP mutations and X-LAG explain many cases, but no genetic etiology is seen in >50% of cases. PMID:26187128

  7. Immune response of cattle against fasciolopsis induced by inoculation of irradiated metacercariae of fasciola gigantic

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    An experiment was carried out to study the immune response of cattle against fasciolopsis induced by inoculation of irradiated metacercariae of F. gigantic. Four groups of experimental cattle were used e.g: the first group (Vp) were inoculated by the unirradiated metacercariae as a positive control, the second group (Vi) were once inoculated with irradiated metacercariae and then challenged with the infected metacercariae three weeks later, the third group (Vii) were twice inoculated with irradiated metacercariae and then challenged with the infected metacercariae three weeks later, while the forth group (Vn), the negative control without any inoculation of metacercariae. Irradiation dose of 45 Gy was used, and each experimental animal received 700 live’s metacercariae of F. gigantic. The immune response towards fasciolopsis in cattle has been observed in the development of body weight, the number of red blood cells (RBC), the number of white blood cells (WBC), level of haemoglobin (Hb), percentages of Packed cell volume (PCV), the number of eosinophil cells, serological test by ELISA, pathology anatomic inspection and evaluation of the development of worm.The average every measurement of body weight development are Vp = 6 kg, Vi = 9 kg, Vii = 9 kg and Vn = 10 kg. The group of Vi, Vii and Vn were normal of their heart, but the group of Vp was disorder. The group of Vi, Vii and Vn were negative of adult worm’s, while the group of Vp was positive of adult worm’s. These results showed that inoculation of irradiated metacercariae F. gigantic could stimulate good immune response which was able to protect against the infectivity of the challenge in cattle. (author)

  8. Miocarditis de células gigantes que simula un infarto agudo de miocardio

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    Andrea Zappi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La miocarditis de células gigantes (MCG es una entidad rara, de causa desconocida, de probable etiología autoinmune. Puede presentarse como insuficiencia cardíaca refractaria, asociarse con arritmias ventriculares y en otras ocasiones simular un infarto agudo de miocardio. Su pronóstico con frecuencia es ominoso, salvo que se realicen tratamiento inmunosupresor o trasplante cardíaco, este último con elevada recurrencia.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2009;77:60-62.

  9. Formación y evolución de planetas gigantes

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    Benvenuto, O. G.; Brunini, A.

    Presentamos el estado actual del trabajo que estamos realizando en el estudio de la formación de planetas gigantes. Detallamos los algoritmos numéricos necesarios para realizar este tipo de cálculo. Presentamos algunos resultados de la formación de objetos con masas de hasta una docena de veces la del planeta Júpiter, resaltando las principales caracteríticas. Finalmente detallamos los problemas que pensamos abordar en un futuro cercano en este tema de investigación.

  10. Tratamento operatório das bolhas pulmonares gigantes Surgical treatment of giant emphysematous lung bullae

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    Marcio Botter; Roberto Saad Júnior; Denise Aparecida Botter; Jorge Henrique Rivabem; Roberto Gonçalves; Vicente Dorgan Neto

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    OBJETIVOS: A escassez de publicações nacionais a respeito desta doença no Brasil nos motivou a realizar o presente trabalho, cujos objetivos são descrever a evolução histórica e analisar os resultados do tratamento operatório das bolhas enfisematosas gigantes na Santa Casa de São Paulo. MÉTODOS: Avaliamos retrospectivamente, entre janeiro de 1979 a junho de 2005, os prontuários de 83 doentes submetidos a uma entre quatro modalidades operatórias: bulectomia por toracotomia, bulectomia por ciru...

  11. Miocarditis de células gigantes: caso de evolución rápida y fatal.

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    Martinez Rodriguez, Miguel; Ramos Soler, David; Calatayud Blas, Ana María; Mayordomo Aranda, Empar; Nicolau Ribera, Maria Jesus; Jorda Miñana, Angela; Cerdá Nicolás, Miguel; Llombart Bosch, Antonio

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    La miocarditis de células gigantes (MCG) es una patología extremadamente infrecuente de origen desconocido y evolución fatal, que presenta histológicamente infiltrado inflamatorio miocárdico con presencia de células multinucleadas gigantes, sin apreciarse formación de granulomas. En el estudio inmunohistoquímico, las CGM expresan el marcador propio de la estirpe macrofágica CD68, siendo negativos para los marcadores musculares desmina y actina. La MCG se ha asociado a diversas entidades au...

  12. Who built the great Zimbabwe? About the myth of civilizational handicap of african peoples Quem construiu o grande Zimbábue? Em torno do mito da incapacidade civilizadora dos povos africanos

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    José Henrique Rollo Gonçalves

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    Full Text Available Since the beginning of the sixteenth century Europeans have been writing about what they perceive as technological, aesthetic and moral backwardness of African peoples. Taking as starting point the history of the hypothesis about the origins of the architectural complex of Great Zimbabwe, this article discusses briefly the ethnocentric and racist assumptions of those perceptions, their durability, and their functional role in the development of white Africans’ supremacist ideologies.Desde o começo do século XVI, europeus têm escrito sobre o que entendem por atraso tecnológico, estético e moral dos povos africanos. Tomando como ponto de partida a história das hipóteses sobre as origens do complexo arquitetônico do Grande Zimbábue, este artigo discute brevemente os pressupostos etnocêntricos e racistas daquelas percepções, sua durabilidade, e seu papel funcional no desenvolvimento das ideologias supremacistas de brancos africanos.

  13. Análisis antropogenético de los aportes indígena y africano en muestras hospitalarias de la ciudad de Buenos Aires

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    Avena, Sergio Alejandro

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    Full Text Available Como consecuencia de las masivas corrientes migratorias de origen europeo que arribaron a la ciudad de Buenos Aires, las frecuencias génicas de los sistemas ABO y Rh en muestras hospitalarias de las décadas de 1930 y 1940 eran similares a las registradas en España e Italia. A partir de los años cuarenta, poblaciones del interior del país y de países limítrofes, de elevada composición indígena y posiblemente también africana, migraron hacia la ciudad. Para evaluar su repercusión sobre la estructura genética de la población nos propusimos analizar muestras poblacionales actuales. Los estudios se realizaron sobre dos muestras del Banco de Sangre del Hospital Italiano denominadas MI y MII. La MI comprendió la información del Registro de Dadores de Sangre de esa unidad, para los sistemas ABO y Rh (D (N=13.217. Para la MII se analizaron 9 sistemas eritrocitarios y los alotipos GM/KM (N=202. En este último caso se realizó una encuesta con la finalidad de obtener información sobre lugar de nacimiento, residencia actual y datos genealógicos. Las frecuencias génicas se determinaron empleando métodos de máxima verosimilitud. El mestizaje se estimó aplicando el programa ADMIX (trihíbrido. Las frecuencias génicas obtenidas para ABO y Rh difieren significativamente de las detectadas antes de mitad del siglo. Se registró 10.5% de aporte aborigen en la MI y 15.9% en la MII, mientras que sólo se detectó la presencia de componente africano en una región de la MI (1.0% y en la MII (3.3%. Estos resultados, que confirmarían la existencia de cambios en la composición genética de la población de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, se discuten en referencia a la información demográfica e histórica.

  14. Susceptibilidade do besouro rola-bosta africano a reguladores de crescimento de insetos Susceptibility of African dung beetle to insect growth regulators

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    Full Text Available Verificou-se a ação dos reguladores de crescimento de insetos (IGR, diflubenzuron e methoprene, sobre o besouro rola-bosta africano, Digitonthophagus gazella (Fabricius, um inimigo natural da mosca-dos-chifres, Haematobia irritans irritans (Linnaeus. Casais de besouros foram colocados em baldes contendo terra úmida e alimentados com fezes bovinas contendo 1, 0,5 ou 0,2ppm de diflubenzuron e 0,2ppm de methoprene. Os insetos e sua prole foram recuperados com o auxílio de armadilhas pitfall. Diflubenzuron e methoprene não afetaram a sobrevivência dos adultos inicialmente expostos, mas interferiram na produção de descendentes. Diflubenzuron, nas concentrações de 1 e 0,5ppm, também afetou a duração do ciclo de vida dos besouros. Nenhum dos IGRs alterou a razão sexual dos descendentes obtidos. As concentrações testadas de diflubenzuron mostraram-se moderadamente nocivas ao besouro enquanto methoprene a 0,2ppm mostrou ser pouco nocivo, segundo os critérios da International Organization for Biological Control.The effects of insect growth regulators (IGR, diflubenzuron and methoprene, on African dung beetle, Digitonthophagus gazella (Fabricius, a natural enemy of the horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans (Linnaeus, was studied. Beetles were placed in buckets partially filled with humid soil and were fed bovine feces containing 1, 0.5, or 0.2ppm diflubenzuron and 0.2ppm methoprene. Insects and their progenies were recovered by pitfall traps. Diflubenzuron and methoprene did not affect the survival of the adults but reduced their progenies. Diflubenzuron 1 and 0.5ppm also affected the life cicle of the beetles. None of the IGR modified the gender ratio of the progenies. According to the IOBC criteria, diflubenzuron tested concentrations showed to be moderately harmful to the beetles, whereas methoprene 0.2ppm was slightly harmful.

  15. Pituitary gigantism presenting with depressive mood disorder and diabetic ketoacidosis in an Asian adolescent.

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    Kuo, Sheng-Fong; Chuang, Wen-Yu; Ng, Sohching; Chen, Chih-Hung; Chang, Chen-Nen; Chou, Chi-Hsiang; Weng, Wei-Chieh; Yeh, Chih-Hua; Lin, Jen-Der

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    Hyperglycemia is seldom described in young patients with pituitary gigantism. Here, we describe the case of a 17-year-old Taiwanese boy who developed depressive mood disorder and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at the presentation of pituitary gigantism. The boy complained of lethargy and dysphoric mood in June 2008. He presented at the emergency department with epigastralgia and dyspnea in January 2009. Results of laboratory tests suggested type 1 diabetes mellitus with DKA. However, serum C-peptide level was normal on follow-up. Although he had no obvious features of acral enlargement, a high level of insulin-like growth factor 1 was detected, and a 75 g oral glucose suppression test showed no suppression of serum growth hormone levels. A pituitary macroadenoma was found on subsequent magnetic resonance imaging. The pituitary adenoma was surgically removed, followed by gamma-knife radiosurgery, and Sandostatin long-acting release treatment. He was then administered metformin, 500 mg twice daily, and to date, his serum glycohemoglobin has been <7%.

  16. A novel neonatal Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome with craniosynostosis and gigantism

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    Ižbrahim Akalin

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    Full Text Available     Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome is a rare congenital disorder and characterized clinically well defined multiple ring shaped skin creases. Our patient was born to onconsanguineous healthy parents as the third child of the family at 40 weeks of uneventful gestation with distinctive skin creases and gigantism. He was 4,950 g in weight (>90 percentile, 57.5 cm in length (>90 percentile, and had a head circumferences of 39.5 cm (>90 percentile at birth. The physical examination showed a rough face, brachicephaly and craniosynostosis. His vital and laboratory findings were within normal limits at birth. Cranial and renal ultrasonograms, Xray graphics and cytogenetic analyses were normal. Echocardiography revealed small patent ductus arteriosis and patent foramen ovale. In this report, we present a new case of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome who is the first neonate associated with severe gigantism and craniosynostosis, in the literature. A review of the related literature has also been presented.

  17. Are sick individuals weak competitors? Competitive ability of snails parasitized by a gigantism-inducing trematode.

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    Full Text Available Parasitized individuals are often expected to be poor competitors because they are weakened by infections. Many trematode species, however, although extensively exploiting their mollusc hosts, also induce gigantism (increased host size by diverting host resources towards growth instead of reproduction. In such systems, alternatively to reduced competitive ability due to negative effects of parasitism on host performance, larger size could allow more efficient resource acquisition and thus increase the relative competitive ability of host individuals. We addressed this hypothesis by testing the effect of a trematode parasite Diplostomum pseudospathaceum on the competitive ability of its snail host Lymnaea stagnalis. We experimentally examined the growth of snails kept in pairs in relation to their infection status and intensity of resource competition (i.e. food availability. We found that parasitized snails grew faster and their reproduction was reduced compared to unparasitized individuals indicating parasite-induced gigantism. However, growth of the snails was faster when competing with parasitized individuals compared to unparasitized snails indicating reduced competitive ability due to parasitism. The latter effect, however, was relatively weak suggesting that the effects of the parasite on snail physiology may partly override each other in determining competitive ability.

  18. [Long-term treatment of acromegaly and gigantism with octreotide (SMS 201-995)].

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    Shimatsu, A; Imura, H; Irie, M; Nakagawa, S; Goto, Y; Shimizu, N; Takeda, R; Kato, Y; Saito, S; Ibayashi, H

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    Twenty-one patients with active acromegaly and two patients with pituitary gigantism were treated with the long-acting somatostatin analogue octreotide (100-600 micrograms/day, sc, two or three times daily or 300-1500 micrograms daily by intermittent sc infusion) for 9-63 months. There was rapid clinical improvement. The fasting plasma GH levels were significantly suppressed (less than 50% of the values before treatment) in 17 patients and were normalized (less than 5 ng/ml) in 6 patients (27.3%). Plasma IGF-I levels were lowered by 50% and were normalized in 7 out of 18 cases. The effect of octreotide on pituitary tumor size was evaluated in 13 patients. In 4 cases, the shrinkage of the pituitary tumor was detected by computed tomographic scans and/or magnetic resonance imaging studies. The drug was generally well tolerated. However, there were probably newly formed gallstones in two patients during the therapy. Our study suggests that octreotide is an effective and relatively safe new approach for treating active acromegaly and gigantism. PMID:1592144

  19. Are sick individuals weak competitors? Competitive ability of snails parasitized by a gigantism-inducing trematode.

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    Seppälä, Otto; Karvonen, Anssi; Kuosa, Marja; Haataja, Maarit; Jokela, Jukka

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    Parasitized individuals are often expected to be poor competitors because they are weakened by infections. Many trematode species, however, although extensively exploiting their mollusc hosts, also induce gigantism (increased host size) by diverting host resources towards growth instead of reproduction. In such systems, alternatively to reduced competitive ability due to negative effects of parasitism on host performance, larger size could allow more efficient resource acquisition and thus increase the relative competitive ability of host individuals. We addressed this hypothesis by testing the effect of a trematode parasite Diplostomum pseudospathaceum on the competitive ability of its snail host Lymnaea stagnalis. We experimentally examined the growth of snails kept in pairs in relation to their infection status and intensity of resource competition (i.e. food availability). We found that parasitized snails grew faster and their reproduction was reduced compared to unparasitized individuals indicating parasite-induced gigantism. However, growth of the snails was faster when competing with parasitized individuals compared to unparasitized snails indicating reduced competitive ability due to parasitism. The latter effect, however, was relatively weak suggesting that the effects of the parasite on snail physiology may partly override each other in determining competitive ability.

  20. Are sick individuals weak competitors? Competitive ability of snails parasitized by a gigantism-inducing trematode.

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    Seppälä, Otto; Karvonen, Anssi; Kuosa, Marja; Haataja, Maarit; Jokela, Jukka

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    Parasitized individuals are often expected to be poor competitors because they are weakened by infections. Many trematode species, however, although extensively exploiting their mollusc hosts, also induce gigantism (increased host size) by diverting host resources towards growth instead of reproduction. In such systems, alternatively to reduced competitive ability due to negative effects of parasitism on host performance, larger size could allow more efficient resource acquisition and thus increase the relative competitive ability of host individuals. We addressed this hypothesis by testing the effect of a trematode parasite Diplostomum pseudospathaceum on the competitive ability of its snail host Lymnaea stagnalis. We experimentally examined the growth of snails kept in pairs in relation to their infection status and intensity of resource competition (i.e. food availability). We found that parasitized snails grew faster and their reproduction was reduced compared to unparasitized individuals indicating parasite-induced gigantism. However, growth of the snails was faster when competing with parasitized individuals compared to unparasitized snails indicating reduced competitive ability due to parasitism. The latter effect, however, was relatively weak suggesting that the effects of the parasite on snail physiology may partly override each other in determining competitive ability. PMID:24205383

  1. Pituitary gigantism presenting with depressive mood disorder and diabetic ketoacidosis in an Asian adolescent.

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    Kuo, Sheng-Fong; Chuang, Wen-Yu; Ng, Sohching; Chen, Chih-Hung; Chang, Chen-Nen; Chou, Chi-Hsiang; Weng, Wei-Chieh; Yeh, Chih-Hua; Lin, Jen-Der

    2013-01-01

    Hyperglycemia is seldom described in young patients with pituitary gigantism. Here, we describe the case of a 17-year-old Taiwanese boy who developed depressive mood disorder and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at the presentation of pituitary gigantism. The boy complained of lethargy and dysphoric mood in June 2008. He presented at the emergency department with epigastralgia and dyspnea in January 2009. Results of laboratory tests suggested type 1 diabetes mellitus with DKA. However, serum C-peptide level was normal on follow-up. Although he had no obvious features of acral enlargement, a high level of insulin-like growth factor 1 was detected, and a 75 g oral glucose suppression test showed no suppression of serum growth hormone levels. A pituitary macroadenoma was found on subsequent magnetic resonance imaging. The pituitary adenoma was surgically removed, followed by gamma-knife radiosurgery, and Sandostatin long-acting release treatment. He was then administered metformin, 500 mg twice daily, and to date, his serum glycohemoglobin has been <7%. PMID:23729615

  2. Efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of sustained-release lanreotide (lanreotide Autogel) in Japanese patients with acromegaly or pituitary gigantism.

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    Shimatsu, Akira; Teramoto, Akira; Hizuka, Naomi; Kitai, Kazuo; Ramis, Joaquim; Chihara, Kazuo

    2013-01-01

    The somatostatin analog lanreotide Autogel has proven to be efficacious for treating acromegaly in international studies and in clinical practices around the world. However, its efficacy in Japanese patients has not been extensively evaluated. We examined the dose-response relationship and long-term efficacy and safety in Japanese patients with acromegaly or pituitary gigantism. In an open-label, parallel-group, dose-response study, 32 patients (29 with acromegaly, 3 with pituitary gigantism) received 5 injections of 60, 90, or 120 mg of lanreotide Autogel over 24 weeks. Four weeks after the first injection, 41% of patients achieved serum GH level of acromegaly, 2 with pituitary gigantism) received lanreotide Autogel once every 4 weeks for a total of 13 injections. Dosing was initiated with 90 mg and adjusted according to clinical responses at Weeks 16 and/or 32. At Week 52, 47% of patients had serum GH levels of acromegaly symptoms improved and treatment was generally well tolerated although gastrointestinal symptoms and injection site induration were reported. In conclusion, lanreotide Autogel provided early and sustained control of elevated GH and IGF-I levels, improved acromegaly symptoms, and was well tolerated in Japanese patients with acromegaly or pituitary gigantism. PMID:23337477

  3. Cardiac and metabolic effects of chronic growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor I excess in young adults with pituitary gigantism.

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    Bondanelli, Marta; Bonadonna, Stefania; Ambrosio, Maria Rosaria; Doga, Mauro; Gola, Monica; Onofri, Alessandro; Zatelli, Maria Chiara; Giustina, Andrea; degli Uberti, Ettore C

    2005-09-01

    Chronic growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) excess is associated with considerable mortality in acromegaly, but no data are available in pituitary gigantism. The aim of the study was to evaluate the long-term effects of early exposure to GH and IGF-I excess on cardiovascular and metabolic parameters in adult patients with pituitary gigantism. Six adult male patients with newly diagnosed gigantism due to GH secreting pituitary adenoma were studied and compared with 6 age- and sex-matched patients with acromegaly and 10 healthy subjects. Morphologic and functional cardiac parameters were evaluated by Doppler echocardiography. Glucose metabolism was assessed by evaluating glucose tolerance and homeostasis model assessment index. Disease duration was significantly longer (Pgigantism than in patients with acromegaly, whereas GH and IGF-I concentrations were comparable. Left ventricular mass was increased both in patients with gigantism and in patients with acromegaly, as compared with controls. Left ventricular hypertrophy was detected in 2 of 6 of both patients with gigantism and patients with acromegaly, and isolated intraventricular septum thickening in 1 patient with gigantism. Inadequate diastolic filling (ratio between early and late transmitral flow velocitygigantism and 1 of 6 patients with acromegaly. Impaired glucose metabolism occurrence was higher in patients with acromegaly (66%) compared with patients with gigantism (16%). Concentrations of IGF-I were significantly (Pgigantism who have cardiac abnormalities than in those without cardiac abnormalities. In conclusion, our data suggest that GH/IGF-I excess in young adult patients is associated with morphologic and functional cardiac abnormalities that are similar in patients with gigantism and in patients with acromegaly, whereas occurrence of impaired glucose metabolism appears to be higher in patients with acromegaly, although patients with gigantism are exposed to GH excess for a

  4. Cardiac and metabolic effects of chronic growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor I excess in young adults with pituitary gigantism.

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    Bondanelli, Marta; Bonadonna, Stefania; Ambrosio, Maria Rosaria; Doga, Mauro; Gola, Monica; Onofri, Alessandro; Zatelli, Maria Chiara; Giustina, Andrea; degli Uberti, Ettore C

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    Chronic growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) excess is associated with considerable mortality in acromegaly, but no data are available in pituitary gigantism. The aim of the study was to evaluate the long-term effects of early exposure to GH and IGF-I excess on cardiovascular and metabolic parameters in adult patients with pituitary gigantism. Six adult male patients with newly diagnosed gigantism due to GH secreting pituitary adenoma were studied and compared with 6 age- and sex-matched patients with acromegaly and 10 healthy subjects. Morphologic and functional cardiac parameters were evaluated by Doppler echocardiography. Glucose metabolism was assessed by evaluating glucose tolerance and homeostasis model assessment index. Disease duration was significantly longer (Pgigantism than in patients with acromegaly, whereas GH and IGF-I concentrations were comparable. Left ventricular mass was increased both in patients with gigantism and in patients with acromegaly, as compared with controls. Left ventricular hypertrophy was detected in 2 of 6 of both patients with gigantism and patients with acromegaly, and isolated intraventricular septum thickening in 1 patient with gigantism. Inadequate diastolic filling (ratio between early and late transmitral flow velocitygigantism and 1 of 6 patients with acromegaly. Impaired glucose metabolism occurrence was higher in patients with acromegaly (66%) compared with patients with gigantism (16%). Concentrations of IGF-I were significantly (Pgigantism who have cardiac abnormalities than in those without cardiac abnormalities. In conclusion, our data suggest that GH/IGF-I excess in young adult patients is associated with morphologic and functional cardiac abnormalities that are similar in patients with gigantism and in patients with acromegaly, whereas occurrence of impaired glucose metabolism appears to be higher in patients with acromegaly, although patients with gigantism are exposed to GH excess for a

  5. Familial gigantism

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    Wouter W. de Herder

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Familial GH-secreting tumors are seen in association with three separate hereditary clinical syndromes: multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1, Carney complex, and familial isolated pituitary adenomas.

  6. Relaciones ontogénicas y espacio-temporales en la dieta del calamar gigante (Dosidicus gigas) en Perú, utilizando un Modelo Aditivo Generalizado

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    Alegre Norza Sior, Ana Renza Paola

    2011-01-01

    El calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas (d'Orbigny, 1835) es un depredador importante en el ecosistema del Perú. Se postula que el papel del calamar gigante varía teniendo en cuenta la talla, tiempo, hora, temperatura y distribución espacial. Para comprobar esta hipótesis se aplicó un modelo aditivo generalizado (GAM) en datos biológicos de alimentación de 4178 calamares gigantes capturados por la flota industrial pesquera a lo largo del litoral peruano (3ºS a 18ºS) desde 2 a 299 millas náuticas (...

  7. Early descriptions of acromegaly and gigantism and their historical evolution as clinical entities.

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    Mammis, Antonios; Eloy, Jean Anderson; Liu, James K

    2010-10-01

    Giants have been a subject of fascination throughout history. Whereas descriptions of giants have existed in the lay literature for millennia, the first attempt at a medical description was published by Johannes Wier in 1567. However, it was Pierre Marie, in 1886, who established the term "acromegaly" for the first time and established a distinct clinical diagnosis with clear clinical descriptions in 2 patients with the characteristic presentation. Multiple autopsy findings revealed a consistent correlation between acromegaly and pituitary enlargement. In 1909, Harvey Cushing postulated a “hormone of growth" as the underlying pathophysiological trigger involved in pituitary hypersecretion in patients with acromegaly. This theory was supported by his observations of clinical remission in patients with acromegaly in whom he had performed hypophysectomy. In this paper, the authors present some of the early accounts of acromegaly and gigantism, and describe its historical evolution as a medical and surgical entity.

  8. Cordoma Sacrococcígeo gigante: relato de caso Giant Sacrococcygeal chordoma: case report

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    Tiago Leal Ghezzi

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Cordoma sacrococcígeo é uma neoplasia maligna rara que se origina de remanescentes da notocorda. A localização crítica, comportamento localmente agressivo, reconhecida resistência à radioterapia, significativa morbimortalidade cirúrgica e elevada taxa de recidiva tornam seu tratamento um desafio. Descrevemos um caso de cordoma sacrococcígeo gigante.Sacrococcygeal chordoma is a rare malignant neoplasm arised from the remmants of the notochord. The critical localization, locally aggressive behavior, well-known resistance to radiation therapy, meaningful surgical morbimortality and increased recurrence rate become its treatment a challenge. We describe a case of a giant unresectable sacrococcygeal chordoma.

  9. A gigantic, exceptionally complete titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur from southern Patagonia, Argentina.

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    Lacovara, Kenneth J; Lamanna, Matthew C; Ibiricu, Lucio M; Poole, Jason C; Schroeter, Elena R; Ullmann, Paul V; Voegele, Kristyn K; Boles, Zachary M; Carter, Aja M; Fowler, Emma K; Egerton, Victoria M; Moyer, Alison E; Coughenour, Christopher L; Schein, Jason P; Harris, Jerald D; Martínez, Rubén D; Novas, Fernando E

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    Titanosaurian sauropod dinosaurs were the most diverse and abundant large-bodied herbivores in the southern continents during the final 30 million years of the Mesozoic Era. Several titanosaur species are regarded as the most massive land-living animals yet discovered; nevertheless, nearly all of these giant titanosaurs are known only from very incomplete fossils, hindering a detailed understanding of their anatomy. Here we describe a new and gigantic titanosaur, Dreadnoughtus schrani, from Upper Cretaceous sediments in southern Patagonia, Argentina. Represented by approximately 70% of the postcranial skeleton, plus craniodental remains, Dreadnoughtus is the most complete giant titanosaur yet discovered, and provides new insight into the morphology and evolutionary history of these colossal animals. Furthermore, despite its estimated mass of about 59.3 metric tons, the bone histology of the Dreadnoughtus type specimen reveals that this individual was still growing at the time of death.

  10. Giants among larges: how gigantism impacts giant virus entry into amoebae.

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    Rodrigues, Rodrigo Araújo Lima; Abrahão, Jônatas Santos; Drumond, Betânia Paiva; Kroon, Erna Geessien

    2016-06-01

    The proposed order Megavirales comprises the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV), infecting a wide range of hosts. Over time, they co-evolved with different host cells, developing various strategies to penetrate them. Mimiviruses and other giant viruses enter cells through phagocytosis, while Marseillevirus and other large viruses explore endocytosis and macropinocytosis. These differing strategies might reflect the evolution of those viruses. Various scenarios have been proposed for the origin and evolution of these viruses, presenting one of the most enigmatic issues to surround these microorganisms. In this context, we believe that giant viruses evolved independently by massive gene/size gain, exploring the phagocytic pathway of entry into amoebas. In response to gigantism, hosts developed mechanisms to evade these parasites.

  11. "Light" Higgs and warped models: Case for a Gigantic International Hadron Collider

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    The LHC seems to have made a monumental discovery, Higgs-like particle of mass around 125 GeV with properties akin to a Standard Model Higgs. In the context of a warped theory of flavor, which is theoretically very attractive, this suggests Kaluza-Klein particle masses are likely to be above 10 TeV except possibly for a radion. The interpretation of the SM-like Higgs from the perspective of other interesting beyond the SM scenarios is also likely that the relevant scale is higher than accessible to the LHC. In light of these developments, deeper understanding of flavor and other fundamental issues requires a gigantic international hadron collider [GIHC] perhaps with cm energy of $\\approx$ 100 TeV \\cite{2talks}. It is suggested that a {\\it global effort} should be made for constructing this machine for resolving many questions that SM cannot answer.

  12. ecCNO solar neutrinos: A challenge for gigantic ultra-pure liquid scintillator detectors

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    Villante, F. L.

    2015-03-01

    Neutrinos produced in the Sun by electron capture reactions on 13N, 15O and 17F, to which we refer as ecCNO neutrinos, are not usually considered in solar neutrino analysis since the expected fluxes are extremely low. The experimental determination of this sub-dominant component of the solar neutrino flux is very difficult but could be rewarding since it provides a determination of the metallic content of the solar core and, moreover, probes the solar neutrino survival probability in the transition region at Eν ∼ 2.5 MeV. In this Letter, we suggest that this difficult measure could be at reach for future gigantic ultra-pure liquid scintillator detectors, such as LENA.

  13. Pituitary tumor with gigantism, acromegaly and preclinical Cushing's disease diagnosed from the 10th row.

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    Tourtelot, John B; Vesely, David L

    2013-08-01

    A 7'3" basketball player was noted to have 2 to 3 times thicker tissue in his hands than 6'10" players by an endocrinologist sitting 10 rows above the player in a basketball arena. This led to the diagnosis of pituitary gigantism where the history revealed that he was 7'3" at 15 years of age. At age 19 when the acryl enlargement was noted, a diagnostic workup revealed elevated growth hormones and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) with a 2 × 1.3 cm pituitary tumor. His history suggested that his epiphyseal plates had closed at age 15, and because he continued to produce IGF-1, he now has acromegaly. His elevated adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) before surgery suggests that he also had preclinical Cushing's disease. After pituitary transsphenoidal surgery, all acryl enlargement in hands and ligaments disappeared. His growth hormone, IGF-1 and ACTH returned to normal 2 weeks after surgery.

  14. Gigantic directional asymmetry of luminescence in multiferroic CuB 2O 4

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    Toyoda, S.; Abe, N.; Arima, T.

    2016-05-01

    In multiferroic materials, luminescence intensities can be direction dependent, i.e., different between the opposite propagating directions of emitted light. However, the effect has not been thought to be used for technological applications, since only small directional asymmetry has been reported so far. Here we show that the effect is robust in multiferroic CuB2O4 . The luminescence intensity changes by about 70 % between the opposite directions of the emission, which is about 100 times larger than the previously reported values. We demonstrate that such a gigantic directional asymmetry of luminescence can be applied to the imaging of canted antiferromagnetic domains. The observation of the effect and its application to magnetic domain imaging are important for a deeper understanding of light-matter interactions as well as technological applications such as optical reading techniques for magnetic memory devices.

  15. Pituitary tumor with gigantism, acromegaly and preclinical Cushing's disease diagnosed from the 10th row.

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    Tourtelot, John B; Vesely, David L

    2013-08-01

    A 7'3" basketball player was noted to have 2 to 3 times thicker tissue in his hands than 6'10" players by an endocrinologist sitting 10 rows above the player in a basketball arena. This led to the diagnosis of pituitary gigantism where the history revealed that he was 7'3" at 15 years of age. At age 19 when the acryl enlargement was noted, a diagnostic workup revealed elevated growth hormones and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) with a 2 × 1.3 cm pituitary tumor. His history suggested that his epiphyseal plates had closed at age 15, and because he continued to produce IGF-1, he now has acromegaly. His elevated adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) before surgery suggests that he also had preclinical Cushing's disease. After pituitary transsphenoidal surgery, all acryl enlargement in hands and ligaments disappeared. His growth hormone, IGF-1 and ACTH returned to normal 2 weeks after surgery. PMID:23462247

  16. Early descriptions of acromegaly and gigantism and their historical evolution as clinical entities.

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    Mammis, Antonios; Eloy, Jean Anderson; Liu, James K

    2010-10-01

    Giants have been a subject of fascination throughout history. Whereas descriptions of giants have existed in the lay literature for millennia, the first attempt at a medical description was published by Johannes Wier in 1567. However, it was Pierre Marie, in 1886, who established the term "acromegaly" for the first time and established a distinct clinical diagnosis with clear clinical descriptions in 2 patients with the characteristic presentation. Multiple autopsy findings revealed a consistent correlation between acromegaly and pituitary enlargement. In 1909, Harvey Cushing postulated a “hormone of growth" as the underlying pathophysiological trigger involved in pituitary hypersecretion in patients with acromegaly. This theory was supported by his observations of clinical remission in patients with acromegaly in whom he had performed hypophysectomy. In this paper, the authors present some of the early accounts of acromegaly and gigantism, and describe its historical evolution as a medical and surgical entity. PMID:20887119

  17. Enfermedad de Kawasaki y Aneurisma Sacular Gigante de la Arteria Descendente Anterior: reporte de un caso

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    Carlos Mas Romero

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad de Kawasaki se caracteriza por una vasculitis generalizada, de singular gravedad cuando afecta las arterias coronarías, lo cual ocurre hasta en el 40 % de los casos no tratados. El tratamiento combinado de aspirina con gammaglobulina intravenosa precoz y a altas dosis ha conseguido disminuir la incidencia de la patología coronaría. A continuación se presenta el caso de una niña de 9 años de edad, con cuadro clínico de enfermedad de Kawasaki complicada con un aneurisma sacular gigante de la arteria coronaría izquierda. Los hallazgos ecocardiográficos y angiográficos se analizan y se revisa la literatura al respecto.

  18. Giants among larges: how gigantism impacts giant virus entry into amoebae.

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    Rodrigues, Rodrigo Araújo Lima; Abrahão, Jônatas Santos; Drumond, Betânia Paiva; Kroon, Erna Geessien

    2016-06-01

    The proposed order Megavirales comprises the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV), infecting a wide range of hosts. Over time, they co-evolved with different host cells, developing various strategies to penetrate them. Mimiviruses and other giant viruses enter cells through phagocytosis, while Marseillevirus and other large viruses explore endocytosis and macropinocytosis. These differing strategies might reflect the evolution of those viruses. Various scenarios have been proposed for the origin and evolution of these viruses, presenting one of the most enigmatic issues to surround these microorganisms. In this context, we believe that giant viruses evolved independently by massive gene/size gain, exploring the phagocytic pathway of entry into amoebas. In response to gigantism, hosts developed mechanisms to evade these parasites. PMID:27039270

  19. Intraspecific competition and high food availability are associated with insular gigantism in a lizard

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    Pafilis, Panayiotis; Meiri, Shai; Foufopoulos, Johannes; Valakos, Efstratios

    2009-09-01

    Resource availability, competition, and predation commonly drive body size evolution. We assess the impact of high food availability and the consequent increased intraspecific competition, as expressed by tail injuries and cannibalism, on body size in Skyros wall lizards ( Podarcis gaigeae). Lizard populations on islets surrounding Skyros (Aegean Sea) all have fewer predators and competitors than on Skyros but differ in the numbers of nesting seabirds. We predicted the following: (1) the presence of breeding seabirds (providing nutrients) will increase lizard population densities; (2) dense lizard populations will experience stronger intraspecific competition; and (3) such aggression, will be associated with larger average body size. We found a positive correlation between seabird and lizard densities. Cannibalism and tail injuries were considerably higher in dense populations. Increases in cannibalism and tail loss were associated with large body sizes. Adult cannibalism on juveniles may select for rapid growth, fuelled by high food abundance, setting thus the stage for the evolution of gigantism.

  20. Gate-tunable gigantic lattice deformation in VO{sub 2}

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    Okuyama, D., E-mail: okuyama@riken.jp, E-mail: nakano@imr.tohoku.ac.jp, E-mail: iwasa@ap.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp; Hatano, T. [RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Wako 351-0198 (Japan); Nakano, M., E-mail: okuyama@riken.jp, E-mail: nakano@imr.tohoku.ac.jp, E-mail: iwasa@ap.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp [RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Wako 351-0198 (Japan); Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Takeshita, S.; Ohsumi, H.; Tardif, S. [RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Shibuya, K. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba 305-8562 (Japan); Yumoto, H.; Koyama, T.; Ohashi, H. [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, SPring-8, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Takata, M. [RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, SPring-8, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Kawasaki, M.; Tokura, Y.; Iwasa, Y., E-mail: okuyama@riken.jp, E-mail: nakano@imr.tohoku.ac.jp, E-mail: iwasa@ap.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp [RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Wako 351-0198 (Japan); Quantum-Phase Electronics Center and Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Arima, T. [RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Wako 351-0198 (Japan); RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Department of Advanced Materials Science, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa 277-8561 (Japan)

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    We examined the impact of electric field on crystal lattice of vanadium dioxide (VO{sub 2}) in a field-effect transistor geometry by in-situ synchrotron x-ray diffraction measurements. Whereas the c-axis lattice parameter of VO{sub 2} decreases through the thermally induced insulator-to-metal phase transition, the gate-induced metallization was found to result in a significant increase of the c-axis length by almost 1% from that of the thermally stabilized insulating state. We also found that this gate-induced gigantic lattice deformation occurs even at the thermally stabilized metallic state, enabling dynamic control of c-axis lattice parameter by more than 1% at room temperature.

  1. De BRIC a BRICS: como a África do Sul ingressou em um Clube de Gigantes

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    Elton Jony Jesus Ribeiro

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available O grupo BRIC foi criado em 2006 para reunir os principais países emergentes do mundo. Durante a sua terceira cúpula em 2011, a África do Sul aderiu formalmente ao grupo, que então se tornou BRICS. A sua adesão ao grupo, no entanto, é intrigante, uma vez que a África do Sul é muito menor do que os outros BRICS em termos de sua economia, território e população. Por que a África do Sul foi convidada a se juntar ao grupo? Este artigo argumenta que, para responder a esta questão, é necessário considerar a dimensão simbólica do grupo. Mesmo que o grupo possa ser útil para aprofundar as relações entre os seus membros e coordenar posições em foros multilaterais, os países do BRICS têm como objetivo principal usar o BRICS como símbolo da maior relevância do "Sul Global" em comparação ao "Norte Global". A este respeito, a África do Sul se juntou ao grupo para desempenhar o papel de representante da África, reforçando assim a imagem do BRICS de representante do "Sul Global". Com um país africano, o "Sul Global" estaria "mais bem" representado no BRICS. Embora o status da África do Sul de representante da África seja controverso, este artigo argumenta que a África do Sul é o país mais adequado para desempenhar este papel. Isso se deve a dois fatores: a África do Sul possui uma economia mais madura que as de outros grandes países africanos; e possui um softpower que nenhum outro país africano possui. O artigo chega a essas conclusões analisando os interesses de cada BRIC em ser membro do grupo e analisando as suas posições sobre a admissão da África do Sul no grupo.

  2. Can oxygen set thermal limits in an insect and drive gigantism?

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Thermal limits may arise through a mismatch between oxygen supply and demand in a range of animal taxa. Whilst this oxygen limitation hypothesis is supported by data from a range of marine fish and invertebrates, its generality remains contentious. In particular, it is unclear whether oxygen limitation determines thermal extremes in tracheated arthropods, where oxygen limitation may be unlikely due to the efficiency and plasticity of tracheal systems in supplying oxygen directly to metabolically active tissues. Although terrestrial taxa with open tracheal systems may not be prone to oxygen limitation, species may be affected during other life-history stages, particularly if these rely on diffusion into closed tracheal systems. Furthermore, a central role for oxygen limitation in insects is envisaged within a parallel line of research focussing on insect gigantism in the late Palaeozoic. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Here we examine thermal maxima in the aquatic life stages of an insect at normoxia, hypoxia (14 kPa and hyperoxia (36 kPa. We demonstrate that upper thermal limits do indeed respond to external oxygen supply in the aquatic life stages of the stonefly Dinocras cephalotes, suggesting that the critical thermal limits of such aquatic larvae are set by oxygen limitation. This could result from impeded oxygen delivery, or limited oxygen regulatory capacity, both of which have implications for our understanding of the limits to insect body size and how these are influenced by atmospheric oxygen levels. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: These findings extend the generality of the hypothesis of oxygen limitation of thermal tolerance, suggest that oxygen constraints on body size may be stronger in aquatic environments, and that oxygen toxicity may have actively selected for gigantism in the aquatic stages of Carboniferous arthropods.

  3. The Early ULF Signal of the Gigantic Jets Revealed By Hilbert-Huang Transform

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    Huang, Po-Hsun; Bing-Chih Chen, Alfred

    2015-04-01

    The conventional Fourier analysis on the sferics in ULF and VLF bandpasses has been done for years. Several phenomena e.g. whistler and Schumann resonance have been well studied by the Fourier spectrum comprehensively. But the Fourier analysis is computed by an integration over time, therefore, the temporal resolution is smoothed, and limited not only by the sampling rate but also the size of the integration window. The instantaneous frequency can't be obtained through this conventional approach. We introduce the Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT) instead of Fourier transform to analyze the sferics of TLEs recorded at Lulin observatory. The Hilbert-Huang transform decomposes a signal into so-called intrinsic mode functions (IMF), and derive instantaneous frequency data by differentiating the phase angle yielded by Hilbert transform. Our analysis of HHT on several gigantic jets recorded by ground observation surprisingly revealed an early signal of frequency-change during the phase of the leading jet, and this early signal can not be identified by Fourier analysis. In the phase of leading jet, the amplitude of the sferics remains a constant and no significant features are recognized in the recorded waveform, but an obvious frequency change about 100-200 millisecond prior to the main discharge of the full development jets (FDJs), which can be clearly recognized in the HHT spectra of all observed gigantic jets. From a further simulation, this frequency change is confirmed to come from the nature of the discharge, not an alias or a false signal generated by the analysis method. This early signal may implies an in-cloud discharge process which is suggested by Krehbiel et al. [2008

  4. Sudáfrica: La Clase Obrera y el Congreso Nacional Africano después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial

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    Musso, Javier

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El tema a trabajar será “Los movimientos nacionalistas y la clase obrera en Sudáfrica”, en el período que va desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial hasta principios de la década del sesenta. Más específicamente se analizará cómo los movimientos nacionalistas sudafricanos, principalmente el A.N.C. (African National Congress, se ligan a un importante número de trabajadores africanos y a los sindicatos que los dirigen; se establecerá cuáles eran sus programas políticos y sus estrategias de luchas contra el gobierno de la Unión y el Imperio inglés para la independencia nacional; y a partir de esto se precisaran sus límites tácticos y programáticos, sosteniendo como hipótesis de trabajo que en Sudáfrica, dada la importancia estructural de la clase obrera, existió la posibilidad de un programa y una dirección política que organizara a los trabajadores con sus propios métodos de lucha y que fuera más allá de la independencia política y nacional, es decir una alternativa socialista; y que, para ello, definiera claramente que la lucha por la independencia debía ser en contra, no sólo del gobierno de la minoría blanca, sino también de los verdaderos beneficiarios del régimen de segregación y superexplotación: las empresas transnacionales de capitales extranjeros, principalmente británicos. Para sostener esta hipótesis se realizará un análisis estructural de las distintas clases sociales en Sudáfrica desde una mirada marxista, como así también se analizarán las diversas luchas llevadas adelantes por los trabajadores sudafricanos y las respuestas que a éstas dieron los partidos y sindicatos que las dirigieron.The subject to work will be “the nationalistic movements and the working class in South Africa”, in the period that goes from World War II until the beginning of the Sixties. More specifically one will analyze how the South African nationalistic movements, mainly A.N.C. (African National Congress, they league

  5. Granuloma Central de Células Gigantes - A propósito de um caso clínico

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    Joaquim Ramalhão; Pedro Mesquita; Cristina Trigo-Cabral

    2002-01-01

    O Grauloma Central de Células Gigantes é, de acordo com a Organização MNundial de Saúde, uma lesão óssea não neoplásica.Histologicamente, caracteriza-se pela presença de um tecido fibroso, contendo múltiplos focos hemorrágicos e células gigantes multinucleadas. Por vezes, observam-se, atravessando a lesão, trabéculas de osso lamelar no senio do tecido fibroso maduro.Os autores apresentam um caso clínico de um paciente do sexo masculino, de raça caucasiana, com 14 anos de idade. Ao exame intra...

  6. Análisis socioeconómico de la pesquería de calamar gigante en Guaymas, Sonora

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    Francisco Javier de la Cruz-González

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo hacemos un análisis socioeconómico de la pesquería de calamar gigante en Guaymas, Sonora. Se generó una base de datos con información pesquera y se aplicó una encuesta a pescadores y a trabajadores de la industria del calamar para determinar sus principales características socioeconómicas. Los resultados muestran que esta pesquería ha tenido una participación importante en la estructura productiva del sector pesquero de la región; sin embargo, el repunte en las capturas de calamar gigante en los últimos años ha permitido el crecimiento de esta pesquería, pero no su desarrollo. El documento resalta la necesidad de orientar las políticas de manejo al aprovechamiento integral de este recurso.

  7. Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia with gigantism and huge pelvic tumor: a rare case of McCune-Albright syndrome.

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    Sakayama, Kenshi; Sugawara, Yoshifumi; Kidani, Teruki; Fujibuchi, Taketsugu; Kito, Katsumi; Tanji, Nozomu; Nakamura, Atsushi

    2011-06-01

    We report a rare case of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia on endocrine hyperfunction with elevated human growth hormone and normal serum level of prolactin. There were some differential points of gender, gigantism, endocrine function, and GNAS gene from McCune-Albright syndrome. Malignant transformation was suspected in the pelvic tumor from imaging because rapid growth of the tumor by imaging was observed; however, no malignant change occurred in this case.

  8. A gigantic nothosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Middle Triassic of SW China and its implication for the Triassic biotic recovery

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    Jun Liu; Shi-xue Hu; Olivier Rieppel; Da-yong Jiang; Benton, Michael J.; Kelley, Neil P.; Aitchison, Jonathan C.; Chang-yong Zhou; Wen Wen; Jin-yuan Huang; Tao Xie; Tao Lv

    2014-01-01

    The presence of gigantic apex predators in the eastern Panthalassic and western Tethyan oceans suggests that complex ecosystems in the sea had become re-established in these regions at least by the early Middle Triassic, after the Permian-Triassic mass extinction (PTME). However, it is not clear whether oceanic ecosystem recovery from the PTME was globally synchronous because of the apparent lack of such predators in the eastern Tethyan/western Panthalassic region prior to the Late Triassic. ...

  9. Lower limb gigantism, lymphedema, and painful varicosities following a thigh vascular access graft.

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    Thompson, Michael; Mathuram Thiyagarajan, Umasankar; Akoh, Jacob A

    2014-07-01

    Prosthetic arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) are associated with greater morbidity than autogenous arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs), but their use is indicated when AVF formation is not possible. This report adds to the literature a case of lower limb gigantism, painful varicosities, and lymphedema following long-term use of AVG in the upper thigh. The patient's past medical history included renal transplantation on the same side well before the AVG was inserted and right leg deep vein thrombosis. Suspicion of AVG thrombosis was excluded by Doppler ultrasound, which demonstrated an access flow of 1700 mL/min. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis did not identify the cause of her symptoms. Whereas functional incompetence of the iliac vein valve might be responsible for the varicosities, the extent of hypertrophy in this case raises the suspicion of lymphatic blockage possibly secondary to groin dissection undertaken at the time of graft insertion, in addition to the previous dissection at the time of transplantation. This case highlights the need for minimal groin dissection during AVG insertion, particularly in patients with a history of previous abdominopelvic surgery.

  10. Change in the immunophenotype of a somatotroph adenoma resulting in gigantism

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    Jayesh P Thawani

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Examining the pathologic progression of a pituitary adenoma from the point of a prepubescent child to an adult with gigantism affords us an opportunity to consider why patients may develop secretory or functioning tumors and raises questions about whether therapeutic interventions and surveillance strategies could be made to avoid irreversible phenotypic changes. Case Description: A patient underwent a sublabial transsphenoidal resection for a clinically non-functioning macroadenoma in 1999. He underwent radiation treatment and was transiently given growth hormone (GH supplementation as an adolescent. His growth rapidly traversed several percentiles and he was found to have elevated GH levels. The patient became symptomatic and was taken for a second neurosurgical procedure. Pathology and immunohistochemical staining demonstrated a significantly higher proportion of somatotroph cells and dense granularity; he was diagnosed with a functional somatotroph adenoma. Conclusions: While it is likely that the described observations reflect the manifestations of a functional somatotroph adenoma in development, it is possible that pubertal growth, GH supplementation, its removal, or radiation therapy contributed to the described endocrine and pathologic changes.

  11. A Thermodynamic, kinematic and microphysical analysis of a jet and gigantic jet-producing Florida thunderstorm

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    Lazarus, S. M.; Splitt, M. E.; Brownlee, James; Spiva, Nicholas; Liu, Ningyu

    2015-08-01

    This paper presents a meteorological analysis of a storm that produced two jets, four gigantic jets (GJ), and a starter, which were observed by two radars as well as the Kennedy Space Center 4-Dimensional Lightning Surveillance System on 3 August 2013 in Central Florida. The work is the first application of dual polarization data to a jet-producing storm and is the fifth case related to a tropical disturbance. The storm environment is consistent with the moist tropical paradigm that characterizes about three quarters of the surface and aircraft observed jet and GJ events. The most unstable (MU) convective available potential energy is not unusual for Florida summer convection and is below the climatological mean for these events. An unusual speed shear layer is located near the storm equilibrium level (EL) and the storm exhibits a tilted structure with CGs displaced upshear. The turbulence, as measured by the eddy dissipation rate, is extreme near the storm top during the event window, consistent with the GJ mixing hypothesis. The individual events are collocated with, and track along, the center axis of the divergent outflow at the EL and occur within the region of the coldest GOES IR temperatures—placing the events within the overshoot. The dual polarization data indicate a deep graupel column, extending above the mixed phase layer, to a 13 km altitude.

  12. Respiratory evolution facilitated the origin of pterosaur flight and aerial gigantism.

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    Leon P A M Claessens

    Full Text Available Pterosaurs, enigmatic extinct Mesozoic reptiles, were the first vertebrates to achieve true flapping flight. Various lines of evidence provide strong support for highly efficient wing design, control, and flight capabilities. However, little is known of the pulmonary system that powered flight in pterosaurs. We investigated the structure and function of the pterosaurian breathing apparatus through a broad scale comparative study of respiratory structure and function in living and extinct archosaurs, using computer-assisted tomographic (CT scanning of pterosaur and bird skeletal remains, cineradiographic (X-ray film studies of the skeletal breathing pump in extant birds and alligators, and study of skeletal structure in historic fossil specimens. In this report we present various lines of skeletal evidence that indicate that pterosaurs had a highly effective flow-through respiratory system, capable of sustaining powered flight, predating the appearance of an analogous breathing system in birds by approximately seventy million years. Convergent evolution of gigantism in several Cretaceous pterosaur lineages was made possible through body density reduction by expansion of the pulmonary air sac system throughout the trunk and the distal limb girdle skeleton, highlighting the importance of respiratory adaptations in pterosaur evolution, and the dramatic effect of the release of physical constraints on morphological diversification and evolutionary radiation.

  13. Evolución de planetas gigantes y posibilidades de su detección directa

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    Brunini, A.; Benvenuto, O. G.

    Desde la reciente detección de planetas gigantes orbitando estrellas cercanas de tipo solar por medio de efecto Doppler, uno de los principales problemas, en cuanto al estudio de los sistemas planetarios extrasolares, se refiere a la posibilidad de obtener evidencia directa de su existencia. Esto parece ser factible gracias a que en un futuro cercano entrarán en operación algunos telescopios especialmente adecuados a estos propósitos. Por tal motivo, hemos comenzado desde hace un tiempo un esfuerzo en cuanto al estudio de la evolución planetaria. A tales efectos hemos adaptado el código de evolución estelar de nuestro Observatorio al caso planetario. Las principales diferencias entre el caso estelar y el planetario se encuentran en la ecuación de estado. A tales fines hemos incluído la reciente ecuación de estado de Saumon, Chabrier y Van Horn, las opacidades radiativas de Guillot et al., procesos de quema de Deuterio, etc. También se ha considerado la posible existencia de fases de hielo y roca en el interior planetario. Por el momento hemos despreciado los efectos de la rotación planetaria. Con este código hemos computado la evolución de planetas con masas desde 10 hasta 0.3 masas de Júpiter. Utilizando nuestros resultados numéricos discutimos la detectabilidad de estos objetos en condiciones realistas.

  14. Futures, fakes and discourses of the gigantic and miniature in ‘The World’ islands, Dubai

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    Pamila Gupta

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This article takes the “island” as a key trope in tourism studies, exploring how ideas of culture and nature, as well as those of paradise (lost are central to its interpretation for tourists and tourist industries alike. Increasingly, however, island tourism is blurring the line between geographies of land and water, continent and archipelago, and private and public property. The case of ‘The World’ islands mega project off the coast of Dubai (UAE is used to chart the changing face and future of island tourism, exploring how spectacle, branding and discourses of the gigantic, miniature, and fake, particularly alongside technological mediations on a large-scale, reflect the postmodern neoliberal world of tourism and the liquid times in which we live. Artificial island complexes such as this one function as cosmopolitan ‘non-places’ at the same time that they reflect a resurgence in (British nascent nationalism and colonial nostalgia, all the whilst operating in a sea of ‘junkspace’. The shifting cartography of ‘the island’ is thus mapped out to suggest new forms of place-making and tourism’s evolving relationship to these floating islandscapes.

  15. Lower limb gigantism, lymphedema, and painful varicosities following a thigh vascular access graft.

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    Thompson, Michael; Mathuram Thiyagarajan, Umasankar; Akoh, Jacob A

    2014-07-01

    Prosthetic arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) are associated with greater morbidity than autogenous arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs), but their use is indicated when AVF formation is not possible. This report adds to the literature a case of lower limb gigantism, painful varicosities, and lymphedema following long-term use of AVG in the upper thigh. The patient's past medical history included renal transplantation on the same side well before the AVG was inserted and right leg deep vein thrombosis. Suspicion of AVG thrombosis was excluded by Doppler ultrasound, which demonstrated an access flow of 1700 mL/min. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis did not identify the cause of her symptoms. Whereas functional incompetence of the iliac vein valve might be responsible for the varicosities, the extent of hypertrophy in this case raises the suspicion of lymphatic blockage possibly secondary to groin dissection undertaken at the time of graft insertion, in addition to the previous dissection at the time of transplantation. This case highlights the need for minimal groin dissection during AVG insertion, particularly in patients with a history of previous abdominopelvic surgery. PMID:24467313

  16. Quiste gigante de ovario: presentación de un caso

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    Mario Joel Arroyo Díaz

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Los quistes gigantes de ovario son tumoraciones poco frecuentes en las afecciones ginecológicas. Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 62 años de edad, de color de piel blanca, peso 73 kg. que acudió al Hospital General Docente “Enrique Cabrera” refiriendo aumento progresivo de volumen del abdomen, de un año y medio de evolución sin otro síntoma acompañante en su comienzo, pero en los últimos meses le provocaba falta de aire ante los esfuerzos, orinaba con más frecuencia de lo acostumbrado y con falta de apetito. Se le diagnosticó una masa quística dependiente de ovario, por ultrasonografía y Tomografía Axial Computarizada. Se practicó laparotomía y se resecó quiste de ovario izquierdo de 21 kg. de peso. El estudio anatomopatológico ulterior reportó un cistoadenoma mucinoso de ovario con tumor de Brenner asociado.

  17. First report of acariasis by Caparinia tripilis in African hedgehogs, (Atelerix albiventris, in Costa Rica Primeiro relato de acariasis por Caparinia tripilis em ouriços Africanos, (Atelerix albiventris, na Costa Rica

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    Andrés Moreira

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    Full Text Available The African hedgehog is one of the newly imported exotic pets which have been observed with increasing regularity in veterinary clinics in Costa Rica. Despite their popularity, information about their diseases is scarce. Within skin diseases of hedgehogs, mange caused by Caparinia spp. is a common diagnosis in other countries. Two adult African hedgehogs, one male and one female, were brought to a private clinic in Heredia, Costa Rica, with chronic pruritic dermatitis, scabs, nearly complete loss of spines, lethargy, dehydration, and weight loss. During physical exam, deposits of dry seborrhea were taken and processed for diagnosis. Microscopic examination revealed psoroptid mites identified as Caparinia tripilis. This is the first report of the presence of Caparinia tripilis in Costa Rica and, to the authors' knowledge, the rest of Central America. O ouriço africano é um dos animais de estimação exótico, recém-importado que tem sido observado com maior regularidade nas clínicas veterinárias da Costa Rica. Apesar da sua popularidade, informações sobre suas doenças são escassas. Dentre as doenças de pele de ouriços, a sarna causada por Caparinia spp. é um diagnóstico comum nos outros países. Dois adultos ouriços africanos, um macho e uma fêmea, foram levados para uma clínica particular, em Heredia, Costa Rica, com a dermatite pruriginosa crônica, crostas, perda quase completa de espinhos, letargia, desidratação e perda de peso. Ao exame físico, os depósitos de seborreia seca foram retirados e processados para o diagnóstico. O exame microscópico revelou ácaros (psoroptidae identificados como Caparinia tripilis. Esse é o primeiro relato da presença de Caparinia tripilis na Costa Rica e, para conhecimento dos autores, o resto da América Central.

  18. BIORREGULADORES NA MORFOLOGIA E NA PRODUTIVIDADE DE FRUTOS DE TOMATEIRO CULTIVAR ÂNGELA GIGANTE

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    MARIA BERNARDETE GONÇALVES MARTINS

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como finalidade observar aspectos morfológicos dos frutos de tomateiro, Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv. Ângela Gigante, submetidos à ação de biorreguladores, com ou sem adubação adicional, e determinar as possíveis alterações na produtividade. Foram desenvolvidos, em casa de vegetação, em épocas distintas, dois ensaios. As mudas foram selecionadas e transplantadas para vasos com capacidade de 12 L de terra, contendo uma mistura de solo argiloso, areia, matéria orgânica e uma adubação mineral complementar de N, P, K. No segundo ensaio, após o transplante das mudas, além da adubação mineral complementar de N, P, K, efetuaram-se adubações adicionais (fertirrigação. Em ambos os ensaios, quando as plantas atingiram quatro folhas definitivas, realizaram-se as pulverizações com GA3 50 mg/L; NAA 100 mg/L; CCC 1.500 mg/L e SADH 3.000 mg/L. Realizaram-se, nos dois ensaios, quatro coletas de frutos maduros por planta. De modo geral, para o primeiro, o tratamento com CCC mostrou tendência em aumentar o número e a massa total de frutos por planta em relação à testemunha e aos demais tratamentos, enquanto o tratamento com NAA obteve efeito contrário. O ensaio com fertirrigação adicional não provocou alterações significativas na produção de frutos; no entanto, no tratamento com SADH, ocorreu maior incidência de anomalias. O tratamento com GA3 ocasionou, em alguns frutos, a maturação precoce da placenta em relação ao pericarpo e eventuais formações de frutos geminados. Não se observaram diferenças morfológicas significativas em relação ao comprimento e ao diâmetro médio de frutos provenientes do primeiro ensaio, porém frutos de plantas tratadas com CCC e de plantas testemunha, provindos do segundo ensaio, mostraram maior diâmetro.The objective of the present work was to observe some morphological aspects of the fruits of Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv. Ângela Gigante, treated

  19. Similarity Analysis of the Streamer Zone of Blue Jets and Gigantic Blue Jets

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    Gennady, M.; Popov, N. A.; Shneider, M.

    2015-12-01

    Multiple observations of Blue Jets (BJ) and Gigantic Blue Jets (GBJ) show that BJ emits a fan of streamers similar to a laboratory leader. Moreover, in the exponential atmosphere those long streamers grow preferentially upward, producing a narrow cone confined by the aperture angle. Petrov and Petrova [1999] and Pasko and George [2002] noticed that BJ are similar to the streamer zone of a leader (streamer corona) and conducted modeling studies based on the streamers fractal structure. Objective of this paper is to study the fractal dimension of the bunch of streamer channels emitted by BJ, at different altitude and under the varying reduced electric field. This similarity analysis has been done in three steps: First we described the dendritic structure of streamers in corona discharge applying the fractal theory by Popov [2002]. Then using this model and the data from existing laboratory experiments we obtained that the fractal dimension of the branching streamer channels D=2. We estimated next the packing factor of the streamers using the kinetic simulations that describe development of a group of streamers that propagate in a discharge gap while interact with each other. Finally the model was used to analyze some GBJ images available from the literature. The model output includes evaluation of the total number of streamer channels in the GBJs along with estimates of the aperture angle and of the average distance between the brunches. In addition the analysis allows us to obtain the mean streamer velocity for the studied GBJs and check the velocity against the observations. V.P. Pasko and J.J. George, J. Geophys. Res. 107, 1458, 2002 N.I. Petrov and G.N. Petrova, Tech Phys. Lett., 44, 472, 1999 N.A. Popov, Plasma Phys. Reports, 28, 615, 2002.

  20. Giant retroperitoneal lipoma: a case report Lipoma gigante do retroperitônio: relato de caso

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    Carlos Augusto Real Martinez

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Retroperitoneal lipoma is an extremely rare neoplasm. AIMS: The authors report a case of giant retroperitoneal lipoma in a 32-year-old white female, with a history of pain and an abdominal mass over a 2-year period. Total abdominal ultrasonography and barium enema showed a large mass located in the retroperitoneal space behind the ascending colon. Laparotomy showed a large encapsulated tumor measuring 20 x 13 x 10 cm and weighing 3.400 g. The histological study revealed a benign neoplasm of fatty cells. CONCLUSION: The patient remains well 17 years after surgery, without recurrentce of the disease.RACIONAL: O lipoma é a neoplasia mesenquimal mais freqüente, raramente localizada no retroperitônio. Na maioria das vezes, o diagnóstico diferencial pré-operatório com os lipossarcomas de baixo grau de malignidade é difícil de ser estabelecido. OBJETIVO: Apresentar um caso de lipoma gigante retroperitoneal em mulher de 32 anos que há 2 anos apresentava história de dor e tumor abdominal palpável. A ultra-sonografia abdominal e o enema opaco mostraram grande massa localizada no retroperitônio, que deslocava o ceco e o cólon ascendente. A laparotomia mostrou tumor encapsulado com 20 x 13 x 10 cm e 3.400 g de peso. O estudo histopatológico mostrou presença de lipoma retroperitonial. A paciente encontra-se bem, sem recidiva da doença, 17 anos após a cirurgia.

  1. New color images of sprites, halos and gigantic jets from the International Space Station

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    Yair, Y.; Rubanenko, L.; Mezuman, K.; Elhalel, G.; Pariente, M.; Glickman-Pariente, M.; Ziv, B.; Takahashi, Y.; Inoue, T.

    2012-12-01

    During July-August 2011, Expedition 28/29 JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa conducted TLE observations from the International Space Station in conjunction with the "Cosmic Shore" program produced by NHK. An EMCCD normal video-rate color TV camera was used to conduct directed observations from the Earth-pointing Copula module. The target selection was based on the methodology developed for the MEIDEX sprite campaign on board the space shuttle Columbia in January 2003 (Ziv et al., 2004). We used the Aviation Weather Center (http://aviationweather.gov) daily significant weather forecast maps (SIGWX) to select regions with high probability for convective activity and thunderstorm such that they were within the camera FOV as deduced from the ISS trajectory and distance to the limb (2240 km). For increasing the chance for successful observations, only storms with predicted "Frequent Cb" and cloud tops above 45 Kft (~14 km) were selected. Additionally, we targeted tropical storms and hurricanes over the oceans. The observation geometry was pre-determined and uploaded daily to the ISS with pointing options to limb, oblique or nadir, based on the predicted location of the storm with regards to the ISS. The pointing angle was rotated in real-time according to visual eyesight by the astronaut. We present results of 10 confirmed TLEs: 8 sprites, 1 sprite halo and 1 gigantic jet, out of displaced form the lightning light and (b) from oblique view of a sprite halo, enable the calculation of dimensions and volumes occupied by these TLEs. Since time stamping on the ISS images was accurate within 1 s, matching with ELF and WWLLN data for the parent lightning location is limited. Nevertheless, the results prove that the ISS is an ideal platform for lightning and TLE observations, and careful operational procedures greatly enhance the value of observation time.;

  2. Multi-instrumental observations of a positive gigantic jet produced by a winter thunderstorm in Europe

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    van der Velde, Oscar A.; Bór, József; Li, Jingbo; Cummer, Steven A.; Arnone, Enrico; Zanotti, Ferruccio; Füllekrug, Martin; Haldoupis, Christos; Naitamor, Samir; Farges, Thomas

    2010-12-01

    At 2336:56 UTC on 12 December 2009, a bright gigantic jet (GJ) was recorded by an observer in Italy. Forty-nine additional sprites, elves, halos and two cases of upward lightning were observed that night. The location of the GJ corresponded to a distinct cloud top (-34°C) west of Ajaccio, Corsica. The GJ reached approximately 91 km altitude, with a "trailing jet" reaching 49-59 km, matching with earlier reported GJs. The duration was short at 120-160 ms. This is the first documented GJ which emerged from a maritime winter thunderstorm only 6.5 km tall, showing high cloud tops are not required for initiation of GJs. In the presence of strong vertical wind shear, the meteorological situation was different from typical outbreaks of fall and winter thunderstorms in the Mediterranean. During the trailing jet phase of the GJ, a sprite with halo triggered by a nearby cloud-to-ground lightning flash occurred at a relatively low altitude (revealed this GJ is the first reported to transfer negative charge (approximately 136 C) from the ionosphere to the positively charged origins in the cloud (i.e., a positive cloud-to-ionosphere discharge, +CI), with a large total charge moment change of 11600 C km and a maximum current of 3.3 kA. Early VLF transmitter amplitude perturbations detected concurrently with the GJ confirm the production of large conductivity changes due to electron density enhancements in the D-region of the ionosphere.

  3. Otredad y ambigüedad: las percepciones que los españoles y los mayas tenían de los africanos en el Yucatán colonial

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    Matthew Restall

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Este articulo estudia las actitudes de mayas y espaiíoles hacia las personas de ascendencia africana en Yucatán durante la época colonial. A lo largo de los tres siglos de dominio colonial en esta provincia, las relaciones entre españoles, mayas y negrós se hicieron progresivamente complejas, en tanto que el proceso de miceginación provccó que hubiera más mulatos que negros a finales del periodo colonial y que aumentara la interacción entre negros y mayas, tanto en poblados como en ciudades. A su vez, las actitudes de espaiioles y mayas hacia los africanos se hicieron también más complejas. Este artículo sostiene que dicha complejidad se manifestó como una ambigüedad que a un mismo tiempo perpetuó los estereotipos racistas y reconoció la pertenencia de las personas de ascendencia africana a las redes sociales multiraciales de la colonia. En otras palabras, los negros eran incluidos y excluidos, tanto por los españoles como por los mayas, lo que se manifestó en la formación de las identidades afroyucatecas

  4. Acromegaly and gigantism in the medical literature. Case descriptions in the era before and the early years after the initial publication of Pierre Marie (1886).

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    de Herder, Wouter W

    2009-01-01

    In 1886 Pierre Marie used the term "acromegaly" for the first time and gave a full description of the characteristic clinical picture. However several others had already given clear clinical descriptions before him and sometimes had given the disease other names. After 1886, it gradually became clear that pituitary enlargement (caused by a pituitary adenoma) was the cause and not the consequence of acromegaly, as initially thought. Pituitary adenomas could be found in the great majority of cases. It also became clear that acromegaly and gigantism were the same disease but occurring at different stages of life and not different diseases as initially thought. At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century most information was derived from case descriptions and post-mortem examinations of patients with acromegaly or (famous) patients with gigantism. The stage was set for further research into the pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy of acromegaly and gigantism. PMID:18683056

  5. Cisto hidático pulmonar gigante: relato de um caso Giant hydatid lung cyst: a case report

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    Roger Klein Moreira

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam o caso de um paciente do sexo masculino, com 55 anos de idade, branco, com diagnóstico radiológico e histopatológico pós-cirúrgico de cisto hidático pulmonar gigante. A epidemiologia, fisiopatologia e características radiológicas desta doença são discutidas.The authors report a case of a 55-year-old white male patient with radiological and postsurgical histopathological diagnosis of a giant lung hydatid cyst. The epidemiological, physiopathological and radiological findings of this disease are discussed.

  6. Anemia hemolítica autoinmune en un niño con hepatitis de células gigantes

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    2012-01-01

    La asociación de anemia hemolítica autoinmune (AHAI) con hepatitis de células gigantes (HCG) es un trastorno raro en la infancia. Son pocos los casos reportados y la gran mayoría fallecen a pesar de transplante hepático. La AHAI usualmente precede el desarrollo de la afección hepática. El diagnóstico temprano de esta asociación y el inicio de terapia inmunosupresora previene la progresión de la enfermedad.

  7. Rentabilidad de Unidades Representativas de Producción Pesquera del calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas en el Golfo de California

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    Víctor Hernández-Trejo; Mauricio Ramírez-Rodríguez; Germán Ponce-Díaz; Luis Almendarez-Hernández

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    La pesca del calamar gigante en México se desarrolla principalmente en el Golfo de California, en las costas de Baja California Sur (B.C.S) y Sonora (Son.), por cooperativas y empresas privadas que operan embarcaciones menores (pangas) y barcos camaroneros. Las diferencias en la rentabilidad de empresas tipo se evaluaron con los datos de ingresos y costos totales de operación en el año 2008, consensuados por representantes de empresas calamareras que definieron dos tipos de unidades represent...

  8. Composición de tallas de la captura de calamar gigante en el Golfo de California durante 1981

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    Ramírez Rodríguez, Mauricio; Klett Traulsen, Alexander

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    La Pesquería de Calamar Gigante (Dosidicus gigas) en el Golfo de California tuvo un notable desarrollo durante los años de 1978 a 1980, pasando de una producción de 2,000 t en el primero a 22,400 t en el último. Ese marcado incremento estuvo íntimamente asociado con la aplicación de un mayor esfuerzo de pesca. En 1981 las capturas sufrieron un decrecimiento muy significativo, causando la crísis de la pesquería y desde 1982 el recurso dejó de presentarse en el área, terminando de esta manera s...

  9. Pelletization of seeds of Raphanus sativus L. cv. Redondo Gigante with graphite for germination under water stress conditions

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    Nobel Penteado Freitas

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available The effect of water stress on germination of radish seeds is dependent on the presence of light. The effect of pelletization of radish seeds with powdered graphite on the tolerance to water stress under light was analysed. White light and far-red lights were filtered by graphite increasing slightly the tolerance of pelleted seeds to water stress of -0.77MPa. Although red light also inhibited seed germination the graphite had no effect. We propose the pelletization of seeds of Raphanus sativus, at least in cv redondo gigante with graphite as a pratice before planting to increase the tolerance to water stress.O efeito do estresse hídrico é dependente da presença de luz em sementes de rabanete. O efeito da peletização com grafite em pó foi analisado. Luz branca e vermelho-extremo são filtradas pelo grafite aumentando parcialmente a tolerância ao estresse hídrico de -0,77MPa em sementes peletizadas. Embora a luz vermelha também iniba a germinação em condições de estresse a peletização não teve efeito. Nós propomos a peletização de sementes de Raphanus saivus L. cv. redondo gigante como uma prática antes do plantio para aumentar a tolerância ao estresse hídrico.

  10. Gigantic landslides versus glacial deposits: on origin of large hummock deposits in Alai Valley, Northern Pamir

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    Reznichenko, Natalya

    2015-04-01

    As glaciers are sensitive to local climate, their moraines position and ages are used to infer past climates and glacier dynamics. These chronologies are only valid if all dated moraines are formed as the result of climatically driven advance and subsequent retreat. Hence, any accurate palaeoenvironmental reconstruction requires thorough identification of the landform genesis by complex approach including geomorphological, sedimentological and structural landform investigation. Here are presented the implication of such approach for the reconstruction of the mega-hummocky deposits formation both of glacial and landslide origin in the glaciated Alai Valley of the Northern Pamir with further discussion on these and similar deposits validity for palaeoclimatic reconstructions. The Tibetan Plateau valleys are the largest glaciated regions beyond the ice sheets with high potential to provide the best geological record of glacial chronologies and, however, with higher probabilities of the numerous rock avalanche deposits including those that were initially considered of glacial origin (Hewitt, 1999). The Alai Valley is the largest intermountain depression in the upper reaches of the Amudarja River basin that has captured numerous unidentified extensive hummocky deposits descending from the Zaalai Range of Northern Pamir, covering area in more than 800 km2. Such vast hummocky deposits are usually could be formed either: 1) glacially by rapid glacial retreat due to the climate signal or triggered a-climatically glacial changes, such as glacial surge or landslide impact, or 2) during the landslide emplacement. Combination of sediment tests on agglomerates forming only in rock avalanche material (Reznichenko et al., 2012) and detailed geomorphological and sedimentological descriptions of these deposits allowed reconstructing the glacial deposition in the Koman and Lenin glacial catchments with identification of two gigantic rock avalanches and their relation to this glacial

  11. Paraganglioma pré-aórtico gigante Giant preaortic paraganglioma

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    Sergio Renato Pais Costa

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O paraganglioma é um tumor neuroendócrino raro que ocorre mais frequentemente em adultos jovens. Geralmente produz catecolaminas acarretando síndrome adrenérgica. No entanto, muito raramente, quando não-funcionante seus sintomas são mais frequentemente associados à massa abdominal ou mesmo dor. Nessas circunstâncias costumam representar diagnóstico difícil sendo confundidos com os sarcomas de retroperitônio. RELATO DO CASO: Paraganglioma pré-aórtico gigante não-funcionante em paciente com níveis baixos de catecolaminas (sérico e urinário. O diagnóstico pré-operatório foi dado por tomografia computadorizada, onde foi observada massa sólida, hipervascular com calcificações e área cística central. O paciente foi submetido à ressecção cirúrgica da massa com boa evolução pós-operatória. Um ano após a operação, o doente encontra-se vivo sem recidiva tumoral. CONCLUSÃO: Em que pese a raridade o paraganglioma pré-aortico não-funcionante deve ser lembrado com diagnóstico diferencial com os sarcomas de retroperitônio. Seu tratamento é cirúrgico e apresenta bom prognóstico.RACIONAL: Paraganglioma is a rare neuroendocrine tumor which often diagnosed in the young adult. Generally, paraganglioma produces catecholamines causing adrenergic syndrome. However, more rarely when tumor is nonfunctioning, their symptoms are more associated with an abdominal mass or even pain. In these circumstances, paraganglioma present a difficult diagnosis confounding with retroperitoneal sarcomas. CASE REPORT: The authors present a case of nonfunctioning giant preaortic paraganglioma. This patient had low levels of catecholamines (both seric and urinary. The preoperative diagnosis was done by means computed tomography. This lesion presented as well-vascularized tumor with calcifications and necrotic central area. The patient underwent a surgical resection with good postoperative outcome. To date, one year after surgical

  12. Etiopatogenia de la arteritis de células gigantes Etiopathogenesis of giant cell arteritis

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    J.M. Casas

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available La arteritis de células gigantes es una vasculitis que afecta a arterias de diámetro medio y ancho, preferentemente aquellas del arco aórtico con distribución extracraneal, pero también la aorta y otras de sus ramas mayores. Se caracteriza por la presencia de infiltrados inflamatorios mononucleares en la proximidad de la lámina elástica interna constituidos por linfocitos y macrófagos, que en aproximadamente algo más del 50% de los casos contienen células gigantes multinucleadas. La morbilidad asociada a esta enfermedad se relaciona con fenómenos de isquemia distales a la estenosis luminal de las arterias inflamadas y en menor medida con la formación de aneurismas por el debilitamiento de la pared arterial. De etiología desconocida, su patogenia es inmune a través de la migración y localización de células T productoras de γ-INF en la capa adventicia de las arterias inflamadas, suponiéndose que éste es el lugar del estímulo inmune por un antígeno aún no identificado. El reclutamiento y activación de macrófagos por esta citocina constituye uno de los puntos más importantes de su patogenia. La destrucción por éstos del tejido elástico arterial es un fenómeno relevante, así como la producción de otros factores promotores de neoangiogénesis y proliferación de la neoíntima, responsable a través de la obliteración de la luz, de las manifestaciones isquémicas de la enfermedad. El proceso se acompaña de una importante repercusión sistémica caracterizada por una fuerte reacción de fase aguda y síntomas generales de enfermedad poco específicos. Por otra parte, un importante porcentaje de los pacientes presentan un cuadro de polimialgia reumática, entidad en histórica y controvertida relación con esta arteritis. En los últimos años se han producido importantes aportaciones al conocimiento de los mecanismos inmunes implicados en su patogenia.Giant cell arteritis is a vasculitis of large and medium size

  13. Ecofisiologia de plantas jovens de mogno-africano submetidas a deficit hídrico e reidratação Ecophysiology of young African mahogany plants subjected to water deficit and rewetting

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    Marcos Paulo Ferreira de Albuquerque

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a capacidade de plantas jovens de mogno-africano (Khaya ivorensis em recuperar seu status hídrico e trocas gasosas após período de deficit hídrico. Plantas com aproximadamente 315 dias, irrigadas (controle e não irrigadas, foram avaliadas aos 14 dias da suspensão da irrigação e após um, três e sete dias da retomada da irrigação (reidratação. No dia 14, o potencial hídrico foliar de antemanhã (Ψam das plantas estressadas foi reduzido a -2,66 MPa. Com a restrição hídrica, foram observadas reduções significativas no conteúdo relativo de água na antemanhã (redução de 32%, na taxa de assimilação líquida de CO2 (90%, na condutância estomática (95%, na transpiração (93% e na razão entre concentração intercelular e ambiental de CO2 (37%. Durante a reidratação, o status hídrico das plantas estressadas foi restabelecido após três dias. As trocas gasosas também se restabeleceram, mas de forma mais lenta que o status hídrico. Sob deficit hídrico, a concentração de prolina aumentou e a de carboidratos solúveis totais diminuiu. Plantas jovens de mogno-africano são tolerantes ao deficit hídrico moderado.The objective of this work was to evaluate the capacity of young plants of African mahogany (Khaya ivorensis to recover their water status and gas exchange after water deficit. Plants with approximately 315 days, irrigated (control and non-irrigated, were evaluated after water was withheld for 14 days, and after one, three, and seven days of irrigation resumption (rehydration. On day 14, the predawn leaf water potential (Ψam of stressed plants was reduced to -2.66 MPa. With water deficit, significant decreases were observed in predawn relative water content (32% reduction, in net assimilation rate of CO2 (90%, in stomatal conductance (95%, in transpiration (93%, and in intercellular to ambient ratio of CO2 concentration (37%. During rehydration, the water status of stressed

  14. Gigantic transverse x-ray magnetic circular dichroism in ultrathin Co in Au/Co/Au(001)

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    Transverse-geometry x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (TXMCD) measurements on Au/Co-staircase/Au(001) reveal the orbital origin of intrinsic in-plane magnetic anisotropy A gigantic TXMCD was successfully observed at the Co L3,2 edges for Co thickness (tC0) in the 2-monolayer regime. A TXMCD-sum-rule analysis shows a remarkable enhancement of an orbital-moment anisotropy (Δmorb) and of an in-plane magnetic dipole moment (m||T). Both Δmorb and m||T exhibit close similarity in tCo dependence, reflecting the in-plane magnetic anisotropy These observations evidence that extremely strong, intrinsic, in-plane magnetic anisotropy originates from the anisotropic orbital part of the wave function, dominating the dipole-dipole-interaction-derived, extrinsic, in-plane magnetic anisotropy.

  15. Cyproheptadine-mediated inhibition of growth hormone and prolactin release from pituitary adenoma cells of acromegaly and gigantism in culture.

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    Ishibashi, M; Fukushima, T; Yamaji, T

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    The effect of cyproheptadine on growth hormone (GH) and prolactin (Prl) secretion from cultured pituitary adenoma cells of acromegaly and pituitary gigantism was studied. When varying doses of cyproheptadine ranging from 0.01 to 1 microM were added to the incubation media, GH secretion was consistently inhibited and a dose-response relationship was observed between the cyproheptadine concentrations and the amounts of GH released into the media. In pituitary adenomas which concurrently produced and secreted Prl, cyproheptadine likewise suppressed Prl release in a dose-related manner. This effect of cyproheptadine was not blocked by coincubation with serotonin. Similarly, coincubation with a dopaminergic antagonist, haloperidol, failed to reverse the inhibitory action produced by cyproheptadine. When coincubated with dopamine, cyproheptadine further inhibited GH and Prl secretion. These results suggest that cyproheptadine possesses a direct action on human somatotroph adenoma cells to inhibit GH and Prl secretion by an unknown mechanism that is different from serotonergic and dopaminergic systems. PMID:2994332

  16. Successful endovascular treatment of a ruptured gigantic pseudoaneurysm of the common iliac artery secondarily complicated by infection.

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    Georgakarakos, Efstratios I; Nikolopoulos, Evagelos S; Karanikas, Michael A; Mantatzis, Michalis; Lazarides, Miltos K

    2013-06-01

    We report our experience with a case of emergent endovascular treatment of a large ruptured pseudoaneurysm of the common iliac artery. A 65-year-old male was admitted to the surgical department in hypovolemic shock, due to active retroperitoneal bleeding. A computerized tomography scan with intravenous contrast revealed a ruptured gigantic pseudoaneurysm of the right common iliac artery, with a maximal diameter of 7 cm and retroperitoneal hematoma. An intraoperative angiogram revealed active extravasation through the neck of the pseudoaneurysm, which was successfully sealed with the placement of a stent graft (Medtronic Endurant(®))limb component. Infection of the pseudoaneurysm sac after one month was successfully treated with catheter drainage. No shortterm relapse occurred. Endovascular management should be part of the basic surgical armamentarium on emergent basis, since it provides a fast and safe solution, especially when a patient's co-morbitities preclude open management and hemodynamic and anatomical status allows endovascular treatment. PMID:22983544

  17. LIDERAZGO, LA COMPETENCIA ESENCIAL QUE TRANSFORMÓ UNA EMPRESA COLOMBIANA EN UN GIGANTE INTERNACIONAL: EL CASO DE CEMENTOS ARGOS

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    HÉCTOR OCHOA DÍAZ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Cementos Argos ha sido catalogado como uno de los gigantes de la industria cementera colombiana por su gran capacidad de consolidación en el mercado nacional y sus estrategias de internacionalización poco convencionales. Esta investigación documenta la experiencia internacional de Argos bajo la perspectiva de las teorías de internacionalización de mayor aceptación en laliteratura internacional, haciendo uso del enfoque metodológico de los estudios de caso. Como resultado se encontró que las estrategias de fidelización,aunadas al rediseño organizacional resultado del liderazgo de la alta gerencia, han sido herramientas vitales para asegurar el crecimiento de la compañía en los mercados local y externo.

  18. On the shoulders of giants: Harvey Cushing's experience with acromegaly and gigantism at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1896-1912.

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    Pendleton, Courtney; Adams, Hadie; Salvatori, Roberto; Wand, Gary; Quiñones-Hinojosa, Alfredo

    2011-03-01

    A review of Dr. Cushing's surgical cases at Johns Hopkins Hospital revealed new information about his early operative experience with acromegaly. Although in 1912 Cushing published selective case studies regarding this work, a review of all his operations for acromegaly during his early years has never been reported. We uncovered 37 patients who Cushing treated with surgical intervention directed at the pituitary gland. Of these, nine patients who presented with symptoms of acromegaly, and one with symptoms of gigantism were selected for further review. Two patients underwent transfrontal 'omega incision' approaches, and the remaining eight underwent transsphenoidal approaches. Of the 10 patients, 6 were male. The mean age was 38.0 years. The mean hospital stay was 39.4 days. There was one inpatient death during primary interventions (10%) and three patients were deceased at the time of last follow-up (33%). The mean time to death, calculated from the date of the primary surgical intervention, and including inpatient and outpatient deaths, was 11.3 months. The mean time to last follow-up, calculated from the day of discharge, was 59.3 months. At the time of last follow-up, two patients reported resolution of headache; four patients reported continued visual deficits, and two patients reported ongoing changes in mental status. This review analyzes the outcomes for 10 patients who underwent surgical intervention for acromegaly or gigantism, and offers an explanation for Cushing's transition from the transfrontal "omega incision" to the transsphenoidal approach while practicing at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

  19. Aggressive tumor growth and clinical evolution in a patient with X-linked acro-gigantism syndrome.

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    Naves, Luciana A; Daly, Adrian F; Dias, Luiz Augusto; Yuan, Bo; Zakir, Juliano Coelho Oliveira; Barra, Gustavo Barcellos; Palmeira, Leonor; Villa, Chiara; Trivellin, Giampaolo; Júnior, Armindo Jreige; Neto, Florêncio Figueiredo Cavalcante; Liu, Pengfei; Pellegata, Natalia S; Stratakis, Constantine A; Lupski, James R; Beckers, Albert

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    X-linked acro-gigantism (X-LAG) syndrome is a newly described disease caused by microduplications on chromosome Xq26.3 leading to copy number gain of GPR101. We describe the clinical progress of a sporadic male X-LAG syndrome patient with an Xq26.3 microduplication, highlighting the aggressive natural history of pituitary tumor growth in the absence of treatment. The patient first presented elsewhere aged 5 years 8 months with a history of excessive growth for >2 years. His height was 163 cm, his weight was 36 kg, and he had markedly elevated GH and IGF-1. MRI showed a non-invasive sellar mass measuring 32.5 × 23.9 × 29.1 mm. Treatment was declined and the family was lost to follow-up. At the age of 10 years and 7 months, he presented again with headaches, seizures, and visual disturbance. His height had increased to 197 cm. MRI showed an invasive mass measuring 56.2 × 58.1 × 45.0 mm, with compression of optic chiasma, bilateral cavernous sinus invasion, and hydrocephalus. His thyrotrope, corticotrope, and gonadotrope axes were deficient. Surgery, somatostatin analogs, and cabergoline did not control vertical growth and pegvisomant was added, although vertical growth continues (currently 207 cm at 11 years 7 months of age). X-LAG syndrome is a new genomic disorder in which early-onset pituitary tumorigenesis can lead to marked overgrowth and gigantism. This case illustrates the aggressive nature of tumor evolution and the challenging clinical management in X-LAG syndrome.

  20. On the shoulders of giants: Harvey Cushing's experience with acromegaly and gigantism at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1896-1912.

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    Pendleton, Courtney; Adams, Hadie; Salvatori, Roberto; Wand, Gary; Quiñones-Hinojosa, Alfredo

    2011-03-01

    A review of Dr. Cushing's surgical cases at Johns Hopkins Hospital revealed new information about his early operative experience with acromegaly. Although in 1912 Cushing published selective case studies regarding this work, a review of all his operations for acromegaly during his early years has never been reported. We uncovered 37 patients who Cushing treated with surgical intervention directed at the pituitary gland. Of these, nine patients who presented with symptoms of acromegaly, and one with symptoms of gigantism were selected for further review. Two patients underwent transfrontal 'omega incision' approaches, and the remaining eight underwent transsphenoidal approaches. Of the 10 patients, 6 were male. The mean age was 38.0 years. The mean hospital stay was 39.4 days. There was one inpatient death during primary interventions (10%) and three patients were deceased at the time of last follow-up (33%). The mean time to death, calculated from the date of the primary surgical intervention, and including inpatient and outpatient deaths, was 11.3 months. The mean time to last follow-up, calculated from the day of discharge, was 59.3 months. At the time of last follow-up, two patients reported resolution of headache; four patients reported continued visual deficits, and two patients reported ongoing changes in mental status. This review analyzes the outcomes for 10 patients who underwent surgical intervention for acromegaly or gigantism, and offers an explanation for Cushing's transition from the transfrontal "omega incision" to the transsphenoidal approach while practicing at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. PMID:20821269

  1. Granuloma reparador de células gigantes: relato de cinco casos Giant cell reparative granuloma: report of five cases

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    Martin Torriani

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available O granuloma reparador de células gigantes é lesão óssea rara, correspondendo a cerca de 7% de todos os tumores ósseos benignos da mandíbula, com maior incidência no sexo feminino. Embora seja considerada resposta a um trauma, este antecedente nem sempre está presente. O aspecto radiológico característico é de lesão lítica, uni ou multiloculada, com afilamento da cortical, podendo apresentar calcificações no seu interior. Neste trabalho relatamos os aspectos clínicos e radiológicos de cinco casos de granuloma reparador de células gigantes envolvendo a mandíbula e o maxilar, e as principais características que permitem o diagnóstico diferencial com outras lesões fibro-ósseas que acometem a face.Giant cell reparative granuloma is an uncommon bone lesion accounting for slightly less than 7% of all benign tumors of the jaw and affecting predominantly females. It probably represents a reparative reaction to a traumatic injury, although history of trauma is not always confirmed. The characteristic radiological feature is a uni- or multilocular lytic bone defect eroding the bone cortical and occasionally presenting with calcifications within the lesion. We report the most important clinical and radiological features observed in five patients with giant cell reparative granuloma involving the mandible and the maxillae and discuss the main aspects for the differential diagnosis with other fibro-osseous lesions that affect the facial bones.

  2. Aggressive tumor growth and clinical evolution in a patient with X-linked acro-gigantism syndrome.

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    Naves, Luciana A; Daly, Adrian F; Dias, Luiz Augusto; Yuan, Bo; Zakir, Juliano Coelho Oliveira; Barra, Gustavo Barcellos; Palmeira, Leonor; Villa, Chiara; Trivellin, Giampaolo; Júnior, Armindo Jreige; Neto, Florêncio Figueiredo Cavalcante; Liu, Pengfei; Pellegata, Natalia S; Stratakis, Constantine A; Lupski, James R; Beckers, Albert

    2016-02-01

    X-linked acro-gigantism (X-LAG) syndrome is a newly described disease caused by microduplications on chromosome Xq26.3 leading to copy number gain of GPR101. We describe the clinical progress of a sporadic male X-LAG syndrome patient with an Xq26.3 microduplication, highlighting the aggressive natural history of pituitary tumor growth in the absence of treatment. The patient first presented elsewhere aged 5 years 8 months with a history of excessive growth for >2 years. His height was 163 cm, his weight was 36 kg, and he had markedly elevated GH and IGF-1. MRI showed a non-invasive sellar mass measuring 32.5 × 23.9 × 29.1 mm. Treatment was declined and the family was lost to follow-up. At the age of 10 years and 7 months, he presented again with headaches, seizures, and visual disturbance. His height had increased to 197 cm. MRI showed an invasive mass measuring 56.2 × 58.1 × 45.0 mm, with compression of optic chiasma, bilateral cavernous sinus invasion, and hydrocephalus. His thyrotrope, corticotrope, and gonadotrope axes were deficient. Surgery, somatostatin analogs, and cabergoline did not control vertical growth and pegvisomant was added, although vertical growth continues (currently 207 cm at 11 years 7 months of age). X-LAG syndrome is a new genomic disorder in which early-onset pituitary tumorigenesis can lead to marked overgrowth and gigantism. This case illustrates the aggressive nature of tumor evolution and the challenging clinical management in X-LAG syndrome. PMID:26607152

  3. Tratamento operatório das bolhas pulmonares gigantes Surgical treatment of giant emphysematous lung bullae

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    Marcio Botter

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: A escassez de publicações nacionais a respeito desta doença no Brasil nos motivou a realizar o presente trabalho, cujos objetivos são descrever a evolução histórica e analisar os resultados do tratamento operatório das bolhas enfisematosas gigantes na Santa Casa de São Paulo. MÉTODOS: Avaliamos retrospectivamente, entre janeiro de 1979 a junho de 2005, os prontuários de 83 doentes submetidos a uma entre quatro modalidades operatórias: bulectomia por toracotomia, bulectomia por cirurgia torácica videoassistida (CTVA, drenagem de bolha por CTVA e drenagem de bolha com anestesia local, totalizando 92 operações. Os parâmetros analisados foram tempo de internação, complicações pós-operatórias, mortalidade perioperatória e tardia, além de parâmetros clínicos e funcionais pré e pós-operatórios. RESULTADOS: A morbidade foi de 40,2% e mortalidade pós-operatória precoce, de 4,3%. As complicações pós-operatórias tiveram relação com os antecedentes mórbidos dos doentes. Fatores como enfisema pulmonar difuso, múltiplas bolhas e idade não influenciaram nas complicações precoces. Houve melhora da sintomatologia e dos resultados funcionais em 94,5% dos doentes. Não houve recidiva das bolhas operadas. A mortalidade cinco anos após a operação foi de 18,3% e decorreu, principalmente, da progressão clínica do enfisema pulmonar difuso. CONCLUSÃO: Diversas modalidades operatórias foram realizadas para tratar bolhas pulmonares enfisematosas, desde a bulectomia por toracotomia, na fase inicial até a drenagem de bolha com anestesia local e talcagem, o método que preferencialmente realizamos nos dias atuais. Independente do método utilizado, entretanto, não obstante a morbidade relativamente elevada, os resultados pós-operatórios são bastante favoráveis, com baixa mortalidade e incontestável melhora clínico-funcional dos doentes operados.OBJECTIVE: Lack of Brazilian publications regarding this disease

  4. Sotos syndrome (cerebral gigantism): analysis of 8 cases Síndrome de Sotos (gigantismo cerebral): análise de 8 casos

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    Débora Gusmão Melo; Angelina Xavier Acosta; Maria Aparecida de Almeida Salles; João Monteiro de Pina-Neto; José Daniel Vieira Castro; Antonio Carlos Santos

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    Sotos syndrome or cerebral gigantism is characterized by macrocephaly, overgrowth, mental retardation and central nervous system abnormalities. Congenital heart defects may be present. We report 8 patients with this syndrome and relate their clinical features, neuroimaging and echocardiographic findings.A síndrome de Sotos ou gigantismo cerebral é caracterizada por macrocefalia, hipercrescimento, dismorfias faciais típicas, deficiência mental e alterações do sistema nervoso central. Malformaç...

  5. Herbivory and body size: allometries of diet quality and gastrointestinal physiology, and implications for herbivore ecology and dinosaur gigantism.

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    Clauss, Marcus; Steuer, Patrick; Müller, Dennis W H; Codron, Daryl; Hummel, Jürgen

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    Digestive physiology has played a prominent role in explanations for terrestrial herbivore body size evolution and size-driven diversification and niche differentiation. This is based on the association of increasing body mass (BM) with diets of lower quality, and with putative mechanisms by which a higher BM could translate into a higher digestive efficiency. Such concepts, however, often do not match empirical data. Here, we review concepts and data on terrestrial herbivore BM, diet quality, digestive physiology and metabolism, and in doing so give examples for problems in using allometric analyses and extrapolations. A digestive advantage of larger BM is not corroborated by conceptual or empirical approaches. We suggest that explanatory models should shift from physiological to ecological scenarios based on the association of forage quality and biomass availability, and the association between BM and feeding selectivity. These associations mostly (but not exclusively) allow large herbivores to use low quality forage only, whereas they allow small herbivores the use of any forage they can physically manage. Examples of small herbivores able to subsist on lower quality diets are rare but exist. We speculate that this could be explained by evolutionary adaptations to the ecological opportunity of selective feeding in smaller animals, rather than by a physiologic or metabolic necessity linked to BM. For gigantic herbivores such as sauropod dinosaurs, other factors than digestive physiology appear more promising candidates to explain evolutionary drives towards extreme BM.

  6. Herbivory and body size: allometries of diet quality and gastrointestinal physiology, and implications for herbivore ecology and dinosaur gigantism.

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    Marcus Clauss

    Full Text Available Digestive physiology has played a prominent role in explanations for terrestrial herbivore body size evolution and size-driven diversification and niche differentiation. This is based on the association of increasing body mass (BM with diets of lower quality, and with putative mechanisms by which a higher BM could translate into a higher digestive efficiency. Such concepts, however, often do not match empirical data. Here, we review concepts and data on terrestrial herbivore BM, diet quality, digestive physiology and metabolism, and in doing so give examples for problems in using allometric analyses and extrapolations. A digestive advantage of larger BM is not corroborated by conceptual or empirical approaches. We suggest that explanatory models should shift from physiological to ecological scenarios based on the association of forage quality and biomass availability, and the association between BM and feeding selectivity. These associations mostly (but not exclusively allow large herbivores to use low quality forage only, whereas they allow small herbivores the use of any forage they can physically manage. Examples of small herbivores able to subsist on lower quality diets are rare but exist. We speculate that this could be explained by evolutionary adaptations to the ecological opportunity of selective feeding in smaller animals, rather than by a physiologic or metabolic necessity linked to BM. For gigantic herbivores such as sauropod dinosaurs, other factors than digestive physiology appear more promising candidates to explain evolutionary drives towards extreme BM.

  7. Dorsal resection of a thoracic hemivertebra in a 4-year-old boy with endochondral gigantism. A case report.

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    Zarghooni, Kourosh; Sobotrke, Rolf; Schmidt, Heinrich; Rollinghoff, Marc; Siewe, Jan; Eysel, Peer

    2010-10-01

    The authors present what appears to be the first case of congenital kyphosis due to a T12 hemivertebra in a four-year-old boy with endochondral gigantism syndrome of unknown origin. Because of his overgrowth, the patient had severe medical and orthopaedic problems and was almost immobile. Prior to surgery, he experienced a rapidly progressive thoracolumbar kyphosis to 600 (T10-L2). MRI of the brain and spine showed critical protraction of the spinal cord and myelopathy from compression at T12. Single-stage posterior resection of the hemivertebra with spinal shortening and dorsal transpedicular instrumentation of T10-L2 was performed. Although the bone tissue was cartilaginous and dysplastic, 420 (30%) correction was achieved along with decompression of the spinal canal. The patient experienced no neurological impairment post-operatively. At follow-up examination 1.5 year after surgery, the patient's movement disorder had improved markedly and he was able to stand and walk. This very rare case demonstrates that single-stage posterior hemivertebra resection and transpedicular instrumentation for correction of congenital kyphosis can be a safe and effective procedure even in a very challenging case.

  8. Gigantic enhancement in the dielectric properties of polymer-based composites using core/shell MWCNT/amorphous carbon nanohybrids

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    Guo, Qikai; Xue, Qingzhong; Sun, Jin; Dong, Mingdong; Xia, Fujun; Zhang, Zhongyang

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    Novel core/shell structured multi-walled carbon nanotube/amorphous carbon (MWCNT@AC) nanohybrids were successfully prepared using a simple and novel method. Subsequently, the MWCNT@AC nanohybrids were used as fillers to enhance the dielectric properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) based composites. It is found that the dielectric constant of the MWCNT@AC/PVDF composites can reach 5910 (the dielectric loss is ~2), which is considerably better than that of MWCNT/PVDF composites. The uniform amorphous carbon shell provides an insulative layer between adjacent MWCNTs in the polymer matrix, which not only prevents the direct contact of MWCNTs but also improves the dispersibility of the MWCNTs. Therefore, a surprising number of microcapacitors could be formed in the composites before the formation of a conductive network, leading to a gigantic enhancement in the dielectric properties. Our strategy provides a new approach to fabricate excellent dielectric materials for energy storage capacitors. In addition, the design concept used in this work can be extended to other carbon materials.

  9. Herbivory and body size: allometries of diet quality and gastrointestinal physiology, and implications for herbivore ecology and dinosaur gigantism.

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    Clauss, Marcus; Steuer, Patrick; Müller, Dennis W H; Codron, Daryl; Hummel, Jürgen

    2013-01-01

    Digestive physiology has played a prominent role in explanations for terrestrial herbivore body size evolution and size-driven diversification and niche differentiation. This is based on the association of increasing body mass (BM) with diets of lower quality, and with putative mechanisms by which a higher BM could translate into a higher digestive efficiency. Such concepts, however, often do not match empirical data. Here, we review concepts and data on terrestrial herbivore BM, diet quality, digestive physiology and metabolism, and in doing so give examples for problems in using allometric analyses and extrapolations. A digestive advantage of larger BM is not corroborated by conceptual or empirical approaches. We suggest that explanatory models should shift from physiological to ecological scenarios based on the association of forage quality and biomass availability, and the association between BM and feeding selectivity. These associations mostly (but not exclusively) allow large herbivores to use low quality forage only, whereas they allow small herbivores the use of any forage they can physically manage. Examples of small herbivores able to subsist on lower quality diets are rare but exist. We speculate that this could be explained by evolutionary adaptations to the ecological opportunity of selective feeding in smaller animals, rather than by a physiologic or metabolic necessity linked to BM. For gigantic herbivores such as sauropod dinosaurs, other factors than digestive physiology appear more promising candidates to explain evolutionary drives towards extreme BM. PMID:24204552

  10. EVA: o caso sul africano (2002 - 2006)

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    Faria, José Anísio Fernandes

    2008-01-01

    Mestrado em Gestão de Empresas / JEL Classification: G12, G30 As diversas medidas tradicionais de avaliação de desempenho económico das empresas não conseguem apurar se está a ser criada ou destruída riqueza e consequentemente a contribuir-se para o aumento ou a diminuição do valor de mercado das empresas, uma vez que o seu cálculo tende a assentar quase exclusivamente em dados contabilísticos. Com vista a responder esta necessidade, o EVA/MVA foi apresentado como uma met...

  11. Segurança seletiva no pós-Guerra Fria: uma análise da política e dos instrumentos de segurança das Nações Unidas para os países periféricos - o caso africano

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    Pio Penna Filho

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    Full Text Available Este artigo traça o perfil da atuação da Organização das Nações Unidas em dois momentos distintos: antes e depois do fim da Guerra Fria. O autor analisa também como as operações de paz desenvolvidas por essa organização internacional vêm atuando nos conflitos ocorridos no continente africano.This article treats about the role that the United Nations has played in two different moments: before and after the end of Cold War. The author also analyses how peacekeeping operations developed by this international organization have worked in the conflicts that took place in the African continent.

  12. NOVOS LETRAMENTOS NA CULTURA DIGITAL: O REMIX VEM PRA RUA - O GIGANTE ACORDOU COMO UM HÍBRIDO

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    Rosivaldo Gomes

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    Full Text Available A utilização da internet, das mídias e redes sociais digitais e de celulares se constituiu como um diferencial importantíssimo no grande movimento social que mexeu com o País e com as visões sobre ele nas manifestações ocorridas em junho de 2013. Essas mídias e redes sociais digitais (YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. se constituíram como canais de informação, ambientes comunicacionais, pontos de encontro, enfim, em redes e, às vezes, até em comunidades que facilitaram os relacionamentos entre os que estavam conectados e dispostos a se manifestarem de algum modo. Nessa direção, os novos letramentos digitais e o novo ethos como defendido por Lankshear e Knobel (2007 proporcionaram contribuições significativas para o uso das tecnologias digitais de informação e comunicação na propagação dessas manifestações, e, buscando compreender o modo como esses novos letramentos favoreceram isso, neste artigo buscamos, a partir das noções de hibridismo e intercalação (GARCÍA CANCLINI, 2008 [1989]; BAKHTIN, 2002 [1934-5] e  nas discussões de Lankshear e Knobel (2007; 2008 sobre remix e sobre linguagens hipermidiática e híbrido digital (SANTAELLA, 2003; 2004, realizar uma análise qualitativa do remix digita Vem pra rua - O gigante acordou,  no que diz respeito as técnicas de produção e constituição desse gênero na construção de novos significado, considerando o horizonte espacial e temporal (VOLOCHINOV/BAKHTIN, [1926]1976 nos quais foi produzido

  13. Giant Ovarian Cyst: a Case Report Quiste gigante de ovario: presentación de un caso

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    Mario Joel Arroyo Díaz

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    Full Text Available The giant cysts ovarian growths are rare in the gynecological conditions. We present the case of a patient of 62 years of age, of white color of the skin, weight 73 kg. He came to the General Teaching Hospital "Enrique Cabrera" referring volume increase progressive on the abdomen for a year and a half of evolution without another symptom companion in its beginning, but in recent months caused her lack of air before the efforts, urinated with more frequent than usual and with a lack of appetite. He was diagnosed with cystic mass dependent on ovary, by ultrasonography and computed axial tomography. The practical laparotomy and was resected ovarian cyst left from 21 kg in weight. The anatomopathological study further reported a mucinous cystadenoma ovarian tumor Brenner associated.Los quistes gigantes de ovario son tumoraciones poco frecuentes en las afecciones ginecológicas. Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 62 años de edad, de color de piel blanca, peso 73 kg. que acudió al Hospital General Docente “Enrique Cabrera” refiriendo aumento progresivo de volumen del abdomen, de un año y medio de evolución sin otro síntoma acompañante en su comienzo, pero en los últimos meses le provocaba falta de aire ante los esfuerzos, orinaba con más frecuencia de lo acostumbrado y con falta de apetito. Se le diagnosticó una masa quística dependiente de ovario, por ultrasonografía y Tomografía Axial Computarizada. Se practicó laparotomía y se resecó quiste de ovario izquierdo de 21 kg. de peso. El estudio anatomopatológico ulterior reportó un cistoadenoma mucinoso de ovario con tumor de Brenner asociado.

  14. What lies beneath: sub-articular long bone shape scaling in eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs suggests different locomotor adaptations for gigantism.

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    Bonnan, Matthew F; Wilhite, D Ray; Masters, Simon L; Yates, Adam M; Gardner, Christine K; Aguiar, Adam

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    Eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs both evolved lineages of huge terrestrial herbivores. Although significantly more saurischian dinosaurs were giants than eutherians, the long bones of both taxa scale similarly and suggest that locomotion was dynamically similar. However, articular cartilage is thin in eutherian mammals but thick in saurischian dinosaurs, differences that could have contributed to, or limited, how frequently gigantism evolved. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that sub-articular bone, which supports the articular cartilage, changes shape in different ways between terrestrial mammals and dinosaurs with increasing size. Our sample consisted of giant mammal and reptile taxa (i.e., elephants, rhinos, sauropods) plus erect and non-erect outgroups with thin and thick articular cartilage. Our results show that eutherian mammal sub-articular shape becomes narrow with well-defined surface features as size increases. In contrast, this region in saurischian dinosaurs expands and remains gently convex with increasing size. Similar trends were observed in non-erect outgroup taxa (monotremes, alligators), showing that the trends we report are posture-independent. These differences support our hypothesis that sub-articular shape scales differently between eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs. Our results show that articular cartilage thickness and sub-articular shape are correlated. In mammals, joints become ever more congruent and thinner with increasing size, whereas archosaur joints remained both congruent and thick, especially in sauropods. We suggest that gigantism occurs less frequently in mammals, in part, because joints composed of thin articular cartilage can only become so congruent before stress cannot be effectively alleviated. In contrast, frequent gigantism in saurischian dinosaurs may be explained, in part, by joints with thick articular cartilage that can deform across large areas with increasing load.

  15. What lies beneath: sub-articular long bone shape scaling in eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs suggests different locomotor adaptations for gigantism.

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    Matthew F Bonnan

    Full Text Available Eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs both evolved lineages of huge terrestrial herbivores. Although significantly more saurischian dinosaurs were giants than eutherians, the long bones of both taxa scale similarly and suggest that locomotion was dynamically similar. However, articular cartilage is thin in eutherian mammals but thick in saurischian dinosaurs, differences that could have contributed to, or limited, how frequently gigantism evolved. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that sub-articular bone, which supports the articular cartilage, changes shape in different ways between terrestrial mammals and dinosaurs with increasing size. Our sample consisted of giant mammal and reptile taxa (i.e., elephants, rhinos, sauropods plus erect and non-erect outgroups with thin and thick articular cartilage. Our results show that eutherian mammal sub-articular shape becomes narrow with well-defined surface features as size increases. In contrast, this region in saurischian dinosaurs expands and remains gently convex with increasing size. Similar trends were observed in non-erect outgroup taxa (monotremes, alligators, showing that the trends we report are posture-independent. These differences support our hypothesis that sub-articular shape scales differently between eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs. Our results show that articular cartilage thickness and sub-articular shape are correlated. In mammals, joints become ever more congruent and thinner with increasing size, whereas archosaur joints remained both congruent and thick, especially in sauropods. We suggest that gigantism occurs less frequently in mammals, in part, because joints composed of thin articular cartilage can only become so congruent before stress cannot be effectively alleviated. In contrast, frequent gigantism in saurischian dinosaurs may be explained, in part, by joints with thick articular cartilage that can deform across large areas with increasing load.

  16. What lies beneath: sub-articular long bone shape scaling in eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs suggests different locomotor adaptations for gigantism.

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    Bonnan, Matthew F; Wilhite, D Ray; Masters, Simon L; Yates, Adam M; Gardner, Christine K; Aguiar, Adam

    2013-01-01

    Eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs both evolved lineages of huge terrestrial herbivores. Although significantly more saurischian dinosaurs were giants than eutherians, the long bones of both taxa scale similarly and suggest that locomotion was dynamically similar. However, articular cartilage is thin in eutherian mammals but thick in saurischian dinosaurs, differences that could have contributed to, or limited, how frequently gigantism evolved. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that sub-articular bone, which supports the articular cartilage, changes shape in different ways between terrestrial mammals and dinosaurs with increasing size. Our sample consisted of giant mammal and reptile taxa (i.e., elephants, rhinos, sauropods) plus erect and non-erect outgroups with thin and thick articular cartilage. Our results show that eutherian mammal sub-articular shape becomes narrow with well-defined surface features as size increases. In contrast, this region in saurischian dinosaurs expands and remains gently convex with increasing size. Similar trends were observed in non-erect outgroup taxa (monotremes, alligators), showing that the trends we report are posture-independent. These differences support our hypothesis that sub-articular shape scales differently between eutherian mammals and saurischian dinosaurs. Our results show that articular cartilage thickness and sub-articular shape are correlated. In mammals, joints become ever more congruent and thinner with increasing size, whereas archosaur joints remained both congruent and thick, especially in sauropods. We suggest that gigantism occurs less frequently in mammals, in part, because joints composed of thin articular cartilage can only become so congruent before stress cannot be effectively alleviated. In contrast, frequent gigantism in saurischian dinosaurs may be explained, in part, by joints with thick articular cartilage that can deform across large areas with increasing load. PMID:24130690

  17. A Mixed-Ligand Approach for a Gigantic and Hollow Heterometallic Cage {Ni64 RE96 } for Gas Separation and Magnetic Cooling Applications.

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    Chen, Wei-Peng; Liao, Pei-Qin; Yu, Youzhu; Zheng, Zhiping; Chen, Xiao-Ming; Zheng, Yan-Zhen

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    Nanosized aggregations of metal ions shielded by organic ligands possessing both exquisite structural aesthetics and intriguing properties are fundamentally interesting. Three isostructural gigantic transition-metal-rare-earth heterometallic coordination cages are reported, abbreviated as {Ni64 RE96 } (RE=Gd, Dy, and Y) and obtained by a mixed-ligand approach, each possessing a cuboidal framework made of 160 metal ions and a nanosized spherical cavity in the center. Along with the structural novelty, these hollow cages show highly selective adsorptions for CO2 over CH4 or N2 at ambient temperatures. Moreover, the gadolinium analogue exhibits large magnetocaloric effect at ultralow temperatures.

  18. Estudio preliminar del sistema reproductor del Calamar Gigante del Golfo de Baja California Dosidicus gigas (D'Orbigny, 1935) Mollusca: Cephalopoda

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    Ochoa Báez, Rosa Isabel

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    El calamar gigante del Golfo California es un recurso potencial de gran importancia para México. Como base para estudiar el ciclo de madurez gonadal, se describe el sistema reproductor de ejemplares colectados durante 1980. En las hembras existe un ovario, un par de glándulas nidamentales y un par de glándulas nidamentales accesorias; en su histología presenta ovocitos de diversos estadios de maduración con células foliculares en cordones. La maduración avanzada coincide con la presencia de p...

  19. Distribución de Tallas y Condición Reproductiva del Calamar Gigante Dosidicus Gigas (D'Orbigny, 1835) en el Golfo de California

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    Velázquez Abunader, J.I.; Nevárez Martínez, M.O.; Hernández Herrera, Agustin

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    Se analizaron cambios en la distribución de tallas, número de cohortes y condición reproductiva del calamar gigante Dosidicus gigas utilizando muestras provenientes de siete cruceros oceanográficos de investigación, efectuados en la región central del Golfo de California, México de 1997 a 2008. En todas las estaciones se muestrearon hasta 25 ejemplares registrando longitud del manto, sexo y fase de madurez gonádica y cuando la captura lo permitió, se realizó un muestreo masivo de 100 ejemplar...

  20. Nevo melanocítico congénito gigante: presentación de tres casos Giants congenital melanocytic nevus: Report of three cases

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    Full Text Available Los Nevos Melanocíticos Congénitos (NMC son lesiones pigmentarias, que pueden aparecer en el nacimiento, aunque hay casos comunicados hasta el primer año de vida (Nevo Melanocítico Congénito Tardío. Presentan ciertas características clínicas y evolutivas de gran importancia: el compromiso estético de las formas gigantes, la asociación con melanocitosis meníngea y su transformación maligna de la lesión cutánea o meníngea. Presentamos tres casos de nevos melanocíticos congénitos gigantes. Cabe destacar, que el objetivo de este artículo es realizar una revisión del tema, orientar al seguimiento y control de los mismos y destacar la dificultad para su tratamiento debido a su gran tamaño.The Congenital Melanocytic Nevus are lesions melanocytic pigmented. Already apparent at birth but there are cases reported to the first year of life (Late Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. Certain features and evolution clinics that are important: the great compromise of aesthetic forms giant, meningeal melanocitosis association and its malignant transformation. We present three cases of Giants Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. It should be noted, that the purpose of this article is a review of the issue and guide the monitoring and control of them and point out the difficult treatment.

  1. Mieloma múltiple y arteritis de células gigantes sin amiloidosis Simultaneous multiple myeloma and giant cell arteritis without systemic amyloidosis

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    Bárbara C. Finn

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    Full Text Available La amiloidosis sistémica primaria y el mieloma múltiple con amiloidosis primaria se han presentado con características clínicas e histopatológicas que simulan una arteritis de células gigantes. Hasta el momento la asociación se basaba en el rol antigénico del depósito de amiloide sobre las arterias, desencadenando la respuesta inmune que finaliza con una arteritis. Presentamos el primer caso en la literatura de un paciente con mieloma múltiple y arteritis de células gigantes sin amiloidosis sistémica, sugiriendo una relación patogénica entre estas dos entidades. En el caso de nuestro paciente se descartó la presencia de amiloide en la pared arterial, por lo que proponemos que el estímulo para el desarrollo de la arteritis podría ser una excesiva producción de interleuquina 6 fabricada por las células mielomatosas.Primary systemic amyloidosis with clinical and histopathologic features of giant cell arteritis has already been described. The association of multiple myeloma (with primary amyloidosis and giant cell arteritis is also known. We present the first case in the literature of a patient with multiple myeloma and giant cell arteritis without systemic amyloidosis, suggesting a pathogenic relationship between the two diseases.

  2. Paciente con complicación poco frecuente de arteritis de células gigantes Rare complication in a patient with giant cell arteritis

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    S. Olivera

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La arteritis de células gigantes (arteritis de la arteria temporal es una vasculitis crónica que afecta mayoritariamente a personas de edad avanzada. Aunque se trata de una enfermedad sistémica, se afectan sobre todo las arterias craneales. La complicación más frecuente de esta patología es la pérdida visual. Presentamos el caso clínico de una paciente que padeció varias complicaciones, entre ellas una necrosis lingual, a raíz de serle diagnosticada una arteritis de células gigantes tras iniciar el tratamiento de la misma.Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis is a chronic vasculitis that usually affects older people. Although this is a systemic disease, it most often affects the cranial arteries. The most frequent complication of this disorder is visual loss. We report the case of a patient who suffered several rare complications, including tongue necrosis, as a result of being diagnosed with giant cell arteritis following the start of treatment.

  3. Bocio multinodular gigante deformante. Presentación de un caso sin síntomas obstructivos

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    Paul Bogucki

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino de 50 años, con una tumoración en la parte anterior de cuello de 25 años de evolución, sin síntomas de compresión. Al examen físico se aprecia una glándula tiroides de gran tamaño que deforma el cuello, de superficie lisa y nodular, de aproximadamente 16x12cm. Los estudios de imágenes y de laboratorio confirmaron el diagnóstico. Se practicó una tiroidectomía total, obteniéndose una glándula de 17x12cm. Se identificaron y preservaron ambos nervios laríngeos recurrentes y las glándulas paratiroides. No hubo complicaciones postoperatorias y el resultado estético fue satisfactorio. En conclusión el bocio es una patología común en las zonas con insuficiente aporte de Yodo, donde tiene una incidencia aproximada de 11%. Las estadísticas obtenidas en nuestro hospital se corresponden con lo publicado en la literatura internacional. La variedad gigante es infrecuente, constituyendo una causa de síntomas compresivos y disconformidad estética, por lo que la cirugía es la indicación terapéutica. Abstract Giant multinodular goiter. A case report with no obstructive symptoms In this report we show a 50 years male patient with a tumor in the anterior part of neck of 25 years of evolution, without symptoms of compression. Physical examination shows a large thyroid gland, which deforms the neck, smooth and nodular, painless to palpation, approximately 16x12cm. Imaging studies and laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of multinodular goiter. A total thyroidectomy was performed, with a gland 17x12cm. Were identified and preserved both recurrent laryngeal nerves and parathyroid glands. There were no postoperative complications and the aesthetic result was satisfactory. In conclusion the goiter is a condition common in areas with insufficient supply of iodine, which has an incidence of approximately 11%. The statistics obtained in our hospital are as published in the international literature to endemic

  4. Giant ovarian serous cystadenoma. A case report Cistadenoma seroso gigante de ovario. Presentación de un caso

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    Daniel Olivera Fajardo

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    Full Text Available Ovarian tumors are not as common as uterus and breast tumors. They are regarded as the third group of women benign and malignant tumors. Ovarian serous cystadenomas arise from the superficial coelomic epithelium and are composed of cystic areas. There are macroscopically small tumors and massive tumors occupying the entire pelvis and even the abdominal cavity. The case of a 57 years old female patient with a history of apparent good health that attended consultation because of abdomen enlargement after a year of evolution is presented. The patient referred also nausea, loss of appetite and abdominal left flank pain. She was treated at the General Surgery Department of the General University Hospital "Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima". Left oophorectomy was performed. Histopathological examination showed a giant serous ovarian cystadenoma. Pos-surgery evolution was satisfactory.Los tumores del ovario no son tan frecuentes como los del útero y los de la mama. Constituyen el tercer grupo de tumores benignos y malignos de la mujer. El cistadenoma seroso de ovario se deriva del epitelio superficial (celómico, formado por áreas quísticas. Hay tumores pequeños macroscópicamente y tumores masivos que ocupan toda la pelvis e incluso la cavidad abdominal. Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 57 años de edad, sexo femenino, con antecedentes aparentes de salud, que acudió a consulta por presentar aumento de volumen de su abdomen, de un año de evolución, acompañado de náuseas, pérdida de apetito y dolor abdominal en flanco izquierdo, la cual fue atendida en el Servicio de Cirugía General del Hospital General Universitario "Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima". Se le realizó anexectomía izquierda. El estudio histopatológico arrojó un cistadenoma seroso gigante de ovario. La evolución posquirúrgica fue satisfactoria.

  5. ASPECTOS MORFOANATÔMICOS DE FRUTOS DE TOMATEIRO CULTIVAR ÂNGELA GIGANTE, SUBMETIDOS A TRATAMENTOS COM REGULADORES VEGETAIS

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    MARIA BERNARDETE GONÇALVES MARTINS

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como finalidade obter dados morfológicos de frutos de tomateiro, Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. `Ângela Gigante', submetidos à ação de reguladores vegetais, em dois ensaios que ocorreram em épocas distintas, em casa de vegetação. As mudas foram selecionadas e transplantadas para vasos com capacidade de 12 L de terra, contendo uma mistura de solo argiloso, areia, matéria orgânica e uma adubação mineral complementar de N, P, K. No segundo ensaio, após o transplante das mudas, além da adubação mineral complementar de N, P, K, efetuaram-se adubações adicionais (fertirrigação. Em ambos os ensaios, quando as plantas atingiram quatro folhas definitivas, realizaram-se as pulverizações com giberelina, GA3 50 mg/L; ácido naftalenacético, NAA 100 mg/L; cloreto (2-cloroetil trimetilamônio, CCC 1.500 mg/L e ácido succínico -2,2 dimetil-hidrazida, SADH 3.000 mg/L. Em relação aos estudos anatômicos, observou-se que os tratamentos com retardadores vegetais (CCC e SADH produziram frutos firmes, com formato tipo barril e ombros salientes; entretanto, em seção transversal, notou-se perda de viscosidade e atrofia de sementes, principalmente nos frutos de plantas tratadas com SADH. Os tratamentos com NAA e GA3 causaram eventual formação de frutos geminados. O tratamento com GA3 apresentou o parênquima do pericarpo com grãos de amido em processo de fragmentação, provavelmente em virtude de o GA3 acelerar a atividade da amilase, afetando o processo de maturação dos frutos e transformando o amido em açúcares. Notaram-se no mesocarpo células com grande quantidade de cristais de oxalato de cálcio sob a forma de areia cristalina. Do tratamento com CCC resultaram frutos suculentos com células da placenta degeneradas, deixando livre grande quantidade de mucilagem. O pericarpo apresentou grande quantidade de grãos de amido composto em toda a extensão, provavelmente por haver um atraso no processo de

  6. Traços do proprium cultural africano e sua relação com o sagrado (Features of African culture and conceptions of the sacred - DOI: 10.5752/P.2175-5841.2013v11n29p88

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    Antonio Geraldo Cantarela

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    Full Text Available Na esteira da conquista colonial de África, desencadeada na segunda metade do século XIX, alguns antropólogos e missionários europeus, que estabeleceram longa convivência com sociedades de diferentes regiões do continente  africano, lograram realizar as primeiras recolhas e sistematizações acadêmicas do imaginário cultural de comunidades tradicionais. Tomando tal contexto como pano de fundo e contraponto, o artigo destaca algumas vozes de teóricos “nativos” (Ki-Zerbo, Hampaté Bâ, Honorat Aguessy, com vistas a explicitar e discutir alguns traços do proprium cultural africano. Na concepção daquelas culturas tradicionais, a religião, assentada no mesmo arco da cultura oral, funda todos os demais componentes da vida social. Sobre tal pressuposto, o texto discute quatro aspectos principais: a concepção (ingênua de uma unidade cultural africana; a importância da tradição oral para o conhecimento da história e do imaginário das sociedades daquele continente; as imbricações da ação política e das questões culturais;  as polarizações (desnecessárias de Europa versus África para fins de caracterizar adequadamente as culturas africanas. Palavras-chave: Culturas africanas. Religião tradicional africana. Oralidade.   Abstract During the colonial conquest of Africa, which began in the second half of the nineteenth century, some European missionaries and anthropologists, who have established long acquaintance with some societies from different regions of Africa, managed to make the first academic collection and systematization of African traditional thought. Taking such a context as a backdrop and counterpoint, this article highlights some voices of African theorists (Ki-Zerbo, Hampaté Bâ, Honorat Aguessy, in order to explain and discuss some essential features of African culture. Within the traditional African conception, the religion, founded on the same pillars of oral culture, founds all other components of

  7. No More Gigantism

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    Vohra, B. B.

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    The food situation in India is critical. It requires the development of both land and water resources, both of which are largely untapped. Ground water is one undeveloped resource that can help alleviate the irrigation problems facing agriculture. More efficient utilization could free millions of hectares of land for cultivation. (MA)

  8. Hernia incisional gigante

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    Ada Arleny Pérez Mayo

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Se presentó el caso de paciente femenina de 53 años, intervenida por primera vez en el Hospital Nacional de San Pedro Necta del Departamento de Huehuetenango, en Guatemala, por una hernia incisional de 26 años de padecimiento. Se realizó cuidadosa preparación preoperatoria, que incluyó la antisepsia local de la piel y la aplicación de enemas evacuantes con Cloruro de Sodio al 0,9%. La técnica utilizada consistió en una incisión en Losange alrededor de la cicatriz anterior. Se procedió al cierre del anillo único de más de 10 cm de diámetro y la colocación de malla de polipropileno supra aponeurótica, con sutura no absorbible monofilamentosa. Fue posible el restablecimiento de la capacidad toraco-abdominal, al regresar las asas intestinales contenidas en el saco herniario a la cavidad. Se administró ceftriaxona, como antibiótico profiláctico. La paciente evolucionó satisfactoriamente y la estadía reportada fue de siete días. No ocurrieron complicaciones como seroma, hematoma o infección de la herida quirúrgica, que se atribuyó, en buena medida, a la colocación oportuna de drenajes durante 48 horas del postoperatorio. No hubo recidiva herniaria, con un seguimiento promedio de 19 meses; ni existieron manifestaciones de rechazo, atribuibles al material protésico

  9. Lipomas gigantes Giants lipomas

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    Pietro Accetta

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available The authors report two cases of giants lipomas in the gluteal region with 3,9 and 3,1 kg. They make a brief epidemiological presentation and consider diagnosis and treatment. They believe that CT scan is the best image method, as it provides more information about size and relationship with surrounding structures. They are against biopsies and lipoaspiration but stand up for the total exeresis as the best option of treatment.

  10. Tratamento de hemangioma gigante com interferon alfa: relato de dois casos Treatment of giant hemangioma with interferon-alpha: report of two cases

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    Ana Julia Balau

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho é descrever o uso de interferon alfa no tratamento de pacientes com hemangioma gigante. Os autores relatam e analisam dois casos de hemangioma gigante em tratamento com interferon alfa. IBS, 3 anos, em acompanhamento no Ambulatório de Hematologia desde um ano de idade com quadro de lesão angiomatosa em praticamente toda hemiface direita, acompanhada de sangramentos gengivais importantes. Após a realização de exames complementares (Angiorressonância magnética e feito o diagnóstico de hemangioma gigante em face, foi iniciado tratamento com prednisona e, posteriormente, associação com interferon alfa e observada importante melhora do quadro, resultando na diminuição dos episódios de sangramento e no tamanho do tumor. C.N.P., 12 anos, apresentando nódulo em região lateral de joelho esquerdo há 2 anos, com aumento progressivo do tamanho e dor local. Fez uso de prednisona e, sem melhora do quadro, introduzido interferon alfa com regressão importante do tamanho do tumor. O tratamento com interferon alfa deve ser considerado no tratamento de hemangiomas, pois apresenta bons resultados em relação à diminuição do tamanho do tumor e, conseqüentemente, reduz as intercorrências clínicas associadas à sua presença, principalmente os sangramentos.The aim of this study is to describe the treatment using interferon-alpha of giant hemangiomas in children. The authors report two cases of children presenting with giant hemangiomas treated using interferon-alpha and analyze the results. IBS, 3 years-old, has been followed up in Famema Hemathology Service since she was 1 year-old with a tumor on the face and persistent bleeding. After clinical and radiologic evaluations and suggested the diagnosis of giant hemangioma, she started treatment with interferon-alpha. A great clinical improvement was observed a reducing of the number of episodes of bleedings and a decrease in of the tumor size. CNP, 12 years-old, came to

  11. Qualidade pós-colheita de couve-flor ‘Teresópolis gigante' tratada com etileno, absorvedor de etileno e 1-metilciclopropeno Postharvest quality of ‘Teresópolis gigante' cauliflower treated with ethylene, ethylene absorbent and 1-methylcyclopropene

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    Auri Brackmann

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi de avaliar o efeito da aplicação e absorção de etileno, assim como o uso de 1-metilciclopropeno (1-MCP sobre a qualidade pós-colheita de couve-flor ‘Teresópolis Gigante'. Os tratamentos utilizados foram: armazenamento refrigerado, uso de saches de permanganato de potássio (80g, 1-MCP (1,0 e 0,5µl L-1 e aplicação de etileno (1,0µl L-1. De acordo com os resultados obtidos, a coloração mais verde da cabeça e das folhas foi obtida nos tratamentos com a aplicação de 1-MCP e uso de saches de permanganato de potássio. A menor firmeza da haste foi obtida com a aplicação de etileno. Conclui-se que a aplicação de 1-MCP, assim como o uso de saches de permanganato de potássio promovem a manutenção da cor verde da cabeça e das folhas, assim como o etileno exógeno reduz a firmeza da haste de couve-flor ‘Teresópolis Gigante'.The objective of this work was to analyze the effect of the application and absorption of ethylene, as well as the use of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP concerning the postharvest quality of ‘Teresópolis Gigante' cauliflower. According to the results, the greenest value of the head and of the leaf were got in treatments with application of 1-MCP and use of potassium permanganate. The least stem's firmness was got with the application of ethylene. Then the application of 1-MCP, as well as the use potassium permanganate promoted the maintenance of the green color of the head and of the leaf, as well as exogenous ethylene reduced the stem's firmness of the ‘Teresópolis Gigante' cauliflower.

  12. Sotos syndrome (cerebral gigantism: analysis of 8 cases Síndrome de Sotos (gigantismo cerebral: análise de 8 casos

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    Débora Gusmão Melo

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Sotos syndrome or cerebral gigantism is characterized by macrocephaly, overgrowth, mental retardation and central nervous system abnormalities. Congenital heart defects may be present. We report 8 patients with this syndrome and relate their clinical features, neuroimaging and echocardiographic findings.A síndrome de Sotos ou gigantismo cerebral é caracterizada por macrocefalia, hipercrescimento, dismorfias faciais típicas, deficiência mental e alterações do sistema nervoso central. Malformações cardíacas podem estar presentes. Nós relatamos 8 pacientes com esta síndrome e descrevemos seus achados clínicos, de neuroimagem e ecocardiográficos.

  13. Generation of "gigantic" ultra-short microwave pulses based on passive mode-locking effect in electron oscillators with saturable absorber in the feedback loop

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    Ginzburg, N. S.; Denisov, G. G.; Vilkov, M. N.; Zotova, I. V.; Sergeev, A. S.

    2016-05-01

    A periodic train of powerful ultrashort microwave pulses can be generated in electron oscillators with a non-linear saturable absorber installed in the feedback loop. This method of pulse formation resembles the passive mode-locking widely used in laser physics. Nevertheless, there is a specific feature in the mechanism of pulse amplification when consecutive energy extraction from different fractions of a stationary electron beam takes place due to pulse slippage over the beam caused by the difference between the wave group velocity and the electron axial velocity. As a result, the peak power of generated "gigantic" pulses can exceed not only the level of steady-state generation but also, in the optimal case, the power of the driving electron beam.

  14. Aspectos radiológicos e epidemiológicos do granuloma central de células gigantes Radiological and epidemiological aspects of central giant cell granuloma

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    José Wilson Noleto

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar os principais aspectos radiográficos e epidemiológicos das lesões de células gigantes (granulomas centrais de células gigantes e tumores marrons do hiperparatireoidismo. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: A amostra consistiu de 26 lesões de células gigantes diagnosticadas em 22 pacientes divididos em dois grupos, um deles composto por 17 pacientes que não tinham hiperparatireoidismo (grupo A e o outro formado por cinco pacientes portadores de tal distúrbio (grupo B. RESULTADOS: O sexo feminino (72,7% foi o mais acometido. As lesões ocorreram mais freqüentemente na segunda década de vida, com média de idade de 27 anos. A mandíbula (61,5% foi o arco mais envolvido. Radiograficamente, 57,7% das lesões eram multiloculares e 42,3% eram uniloculares com limites definidos. Todas as 26 lesões provocaram expansão óssea, 15,4% produziram reabsorção radicular, 50% causaram deslocamento dentário e 11,5% produziram dor. Na mandíbula, 18,7% das lesões cruzavam a linha média. O grupo A apresentou 66,7% das lesões na mandíbula e o grupo B mostrou igualdade na distribuição das lesões entre os arcos. O grupo A apresentou 66,7% das lesões multiloculares e 33,3%, uniloculares. O grupo B apresentou 62,5% das lesões uniloculares e 37,5%, multiloculares. CONCLUSÃO: As lesões de células gigantes podem manifestar-se, radiograficamente, com um amplo espectro, desde pequenas lesões uniloculares de crescimento lento até extensas lesões multiloculares. Elas apresentam características de benignidade, embora algumas lesões possam demonstrar um comportamento localmente agressivo.OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed at evaluating main radiological and epidemiological aspects of giant cell lesions (central giant cell granuloma and brown tumors of hyperparathyroidism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample consisted of 26 giant cell lesions diagnosed in 22 patients divided into two groups, one of them

  15. Aneurisma intracraniano gigante em menino de três anos: relato de caso Giant intracranial aneurysm in three years old boy: case report

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    Osvaldo Inácio de Tella Jr; João Francisco Crosera; Marco Antonio Herculano; Manoel Antonio de Paiva Neto

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    Aneurismas cerebrais são raros na faixa etária pediátrica. A apresentação destas lesões difere significativamente em relação á população adulta no que se refere a tamanho, localização e incidência. Relatamos caso de menimo de três anos de idade que apresentou quadro de hemorragia subaracnóidea sem história de infecções ou traumatismos prévios sendo, posteriormente, diagnosticado aneurisma gigante localizado na artéria cerebral média. Foi submetido a tratamento cirúrgico com boa evolução pós-o...

  16. Caracterización clínica y radiológica del tumor óseo de células gigantes

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    Aponte Barrios, Wilmer Orlando

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    Objetivo: Describir las características clínicas y radiológicas del tumor óseo de células gigantes (TCG) en un centro de referencia de tumores óseos de Colombia. Metodología: Serie de casos retrospectiva, se recopiló y analizó la información de pacientes tratados en el Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (INC) de 1979 a 2010 con confirmación histológica de TCG y radiografía previa al tratamiento. Resultados: De los 88 pacientes (51 mujeres y 37 hombres), mediana de edad de 30 años (rango...

  17. 巨趾畸形12例临床分析%Digital gigantism of the foot: a clinical study of 12 cases

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    王海华; 田光磊; 诸寅; 张友乐; 赵俊会; 田文

    2008-01-01

    Objective To summarize the clinical characteristic and outcome of digital gigantism of the foot.Methods Retrospectively analyze the clinical documents of cases of digital gigantism of the foot.Twelve 12 cases witIl 13 feet in this study included 8 male and 4 female with an average 4.6 years old.All the deformities were found at birth.Multiple toes involved were more than single toe.and tibial toe involved mole than fibular.Forefoot was enlarged.All the phalanges involved and partial metatarsal bones were enlarged.Marked inclease in subcutaneous fat was found in all cases in the operation which infiltrated interossei and articular capsules.The appearance of the nerves and its branches in the foot were normal and fat infiltrating was not discovered.The operation types included debulking,epiphyseal arrest,amputation,nerve stripping and anastomosis.Results Seven cases were followed up with mean periods 25.6 months.Functional evaluation according to a criterion formulated by anthor revealed a result of 2 excellent.2 good and 3 faiL Conclusions Digital gigantism of the foot iS an uncommon congenital deformity of the foot characterized by overgrowth of both the soft-tissue and the osseous elements of the enlarged toe and forefoot.Surgical treatment is the unique method,and the goal is to reduce the size of the foot to allow fitting regular shoes and walking readily.There are several types of operations which to be chosen.The indication.the timing of operative intervention and the selection of operation type should be paid more attention.%目的 总结巨趾畸形的临床特点和手术疗效.方法 回顾性分析12例巨趾畸形患者的临床资料.共12例(13足)患者,其中男性8例,女性4例,平均年龄4.6岁.均在出生时被发现畸形.多趾巨大畸形患者多于单趾畸形的患者,胫侧足趾好发.对应的前足均粗大.巨趾的趾骨均粗长,部分对应的跖骨粗长.术中见所有患者均有皮下脂肪过度增生,侵犯骨间肌和关

  18. Growth hormone (GH) secretory dynamics in a case of acromegalic gigantism associated with hyperprolactinemia: nonpulsatile secretion of GH may induce elevated insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and IGF-binding protein-3 levels.

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    Yoshida, T; Shimatsu, A; Sakane, N; Hizuka, N; Horikawa, R; Tanaka, T

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    We describe a case of pituitary gigantism with low levels of growth hormone (GH), elevated insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), and IGF-binding protein-3 (IGF-BP-3). The patient had characteristic clinical features of gigantism and acromegaly. The basal serum GH levels ranged from 1.2-1.9 micrograms/L, which were considered to be within normal limits. Serum GH response to either insulin-induced hypoglycemia or GH-releasing hormone was blunted. Frequent blood samplings during daytime and at night showed nonpulsatile GH secretion. Serum prolactin, IGF-I and IGF-binding protein-3 levels were elevated. After unsuccessful surgery, bromocryptine treatment normalized serum prolactin without affecting serum GH and IGF-I levels. Combined administration of octreotide and bromocryptine reduced serum GH and IGF-I levels. GH bioactivity as measured by Nb2 cell proliferation assay was within reference range. In the present case, nonpulsatile GH secretion and enhanced tissue sensitivity to GH may induce hypersecretion of IGF-I and IGF-BP-3 and cause clinical acromegalic gigantism. PMID:8550769

  19. Loss of heterozygosity on chromosome 11q13 in two families with acromegaly/gigantism is independent of mutations of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type I gene.

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    Gadelha, M R; Prezant, T R; Une, K N; Glick, R P; Moskal, S F; Vaisman, M; Melmed, S; Kineman, R D; Frohman, L A

    1999-01-01

    Familial acromegaly/gigantism occurring in the absence of multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN-1) or the Carney complex has been reported in 18 families since the biochemical diagnosis of GH excess became available, and the genetic defect is unknown. In the present study we examined 2 unrelated families with isolated acromegaly/gigantism. In family A, 3 of 4 siblings were affected, with ages at diagnosis of 19, 21, and 23 yr. In family B, 5 of 13 siblings exhibited the phenotype and were diagnosed at 13, 15, 17, 17, and 24 yr of age. All 8 affected patients had elevated basal GH levels associated with high insulin-like growth factor I levels and/or nonsuppressible serum GH levels during an oral glucose tolerance test. GHRH levels were normal in affected members of family A. An invasive macroadenoma was found in 6 subjects, and a microadenoma was found in 1 subject from family B. The sequence of the GHRH receptor complementary DNA in 1 tumor from family A was normal. There was no history of consanguinity in either family, and the past medical history and laboratory results excluded MEN-1 and the Carney complex in all affected and unaffected screened subjects. Five of 8 subjects have undergone pituitary surgery to date, and paraffin-embedded pituitary blocks were available for analysis. Loss of heterozygosity on chromosome 11q13 was studied by comparing microsatellite polymorphisms of leukocyte and tumor DNA using PYGM (centromeric) and D11S527 (telomeric), markers closely linked to the MEN-1 tumor suppressor gene. All tumors exhibited a loss of heterozygosity at both markers. Sequencing of the MEN-1 gene revealed no germline mutations in either family, nor was a somatic mutation found in tumor DNA from one subject in family A. The integrity of the MEN-1 gene in this subject was further supported by demonstration of the presence of MEN-1 messenger ribonucleic acid, as assessed by RT-PCR. These data indicate that loss of heterozygosity in these affected family

  20. Impacto da participação especial em campos gigantes offshore de petróleo Impact of special participation tax in offshore petroleum giant fields

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    Rodrigo Mendes Gandra

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Utilizando um cenário como estudo de caso, objetiva-se explorar o impacto econômico da Lei que rege a cobrança da Participação Especial (PE pela Agência Nacional do Petróleo (ANP sobre a decisão de investimento em projetos situados exclusivamente em campos gigantes de petróleo no Brasil. Embora este seja um exercício indutivo sem maiores pretensões, ele pode ser tomado como representativo para retratar a realidade das grandes empresas que têm em seu portfolio oportunidades de desenvolvimento de concessões com grande potencial petrolífero. Subsidiariamente, propõe-se uma alternativa ao modelo de tributação vigente.The main objective of this technical study is to show the economic impact of Special Participation Tax on decisions at projects of investments at Brazilian offshore fields with high production of petroleum. An alternative estimation approach is proposed in this paper for Special Participation Tax to facilitate the economic viability of offshore projects. This technical study is only a exercise of a real situation which big companies face when it have the opportunity to develop concessions with high potential of petroleum. Above all, we propose an alternative way to calculate the assessment.

  1. Mucoceles gigantes: visão neurocirúrgica. Relato de dois casos Giant mucoceles: neurosurgical view. Report of two cases

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    Mirto N. Prandini

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available São apresentados dois casos de mucocele gigante do seio frontal submetidos a tratamento cirúrgico. A manifestação clínica foi cefaléia de evolução prolongada, associada com protrusão unilateral do globo ocular de curta duração. Em ambos os casos foi realizada craniotomia frontal com remoção completa da lesão, reparação do soalho frontal com retalho pediculado de gálea e cranialização do seio frontal. No segundo caso, uma abordagem endoscópica intranasal foi combinada à abordagem externa no mesmo ato cirúrgico. Alguns aspectos abordando a etiologia, associação com outras afecções e tratamento cirúrgico são discutidos.Two patients harboring giant frontal mucoceles are reported. In both cases complaints of chronic headaches and progressive unilateral proptosis were preponderant. Surgical treatment included a frontal craniotomy with excision of the lesion, skull base reinforcement with pedicled galea and wide opening of the frontal sinuses. In the second case an intranasal endoscopic approach was combined with craniotomy at the same surgical operative time. Some aspects regarding etiology, association with other diseases and some surgical aspects are discussed.

  2. Tumor de células gigantes costal ocupando todo o hemitórax Giant cell tumor of the rib occupying the entire hemithorax

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    Samuel Zuínglio de Biasi Cordeiro

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam o caso de uma paciente de 28 anos de idade portadora de tumor de células gigantes originário da costela. O tumor de grandes dimensões (25 × 17 cm ocupava todo o hemitórax e causava atelectasia do pulmão esquerdo. Tratava-se de uma neoplasia mesenquimal benigna, a qual raramente acomete as costelas. Foi realizada toracotomia com ressecção em bloco da parede torácica e do tumor. O objetivo deste artigo é enfatizar que, apesar da grande dimensão do tumor, ele pôde ser completamente ressecado, e o pulmão foi reabilitado.The authors report the case of a 28-year-old female patient with a giant cell tumor originating from the rib. The tumor, measuring 25 × 17 cm, occupied the entire hemithorax and caused atelectasis of the left lung. This tumor was a benign mesenchymal neoplasm, which rarely affects the ribs. A thoracotomy involving en bloc resection of the chest wall and tumor was performed. Despite the large dimensions of the tumor, complete resection was possible, and lung function was restored.

  3. Gigantism treated by pure endoscopic endonasal approach in a case of McCune-Albright syndrome with sphenoid fibrous dysplasia: a case report.

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    Sharifi, Guive; Jalessi, Maryam; Sarvghadi, Farzaneh; Farhadi, Mohammad

    2013-12-01

    McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) is an uncommon polyostotic manifestation of fibrous dysplasia in association with at least one endocrinopathy that is mostly associated with precocious puberty and hyperpigmented skin macules named café-au-lait spots. We present an atypical manifestation of McCune-Albright syndrome in a 19-year-old man with the uncommon association of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia and gigantism in the absence of café-au-lait spots and precocious puberty. He presented with a height increase to 202 cm in the previous 3 years, which had become more progressive in the few months prior. Physical examination revealed only a mild facial asymmetry; however, a computed tomography (CT) scan discovered vast areas of voluminous bones with ground-glass density and thickening involving the craniofacial bones and skull base. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) found a right stalk shift of the pituitary with a 20 mm pituitary adenoma. We describe the diagnostic and endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach for excision of the tumor.

  4. A probable case of gigantism/acromegaly in skeletal remains from the Jewish necropolis of "Ronda Sur" (Lucena, Córdoba, Spain; VIII-XII centuries CE).

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    Viciano, Joan; De Luca, Stefano; López-Lázaro, Sandra; Botella, Daniel; Diéguez-Ramírez, Juan Pablo

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    Pituitary gigantism is a rare endocrine disorder caused by hypersecretion of growth hormone during growing period. Individuals with this disorder have an enormous growth in height and associated degenerative changes. The continued hypersecretion of growth hormone during adulthood leads to acromegaly, a condition related to the disproportionate bone growth of the skull, hands and feet. The skeletal remains studied belong to a young adult male from the Jewish necropolis of "Ronda Sur" in Lucena (Córdoba, Spain, VIII-XII centuries CE). The individual shows a very large and thick neurocranium, pronounced supraorbital ridges, an extremely prominent occipital protuberance, and an extremely large and massive mandible. Additional pathologies include enlargement of the vertebral bodies with degenerative changes, thickened ribs, and a slight increased length of the diaphysis with an increased cortical bone thickness of lower limbs. Comparative metric analysis of the mandible with other individuals from the same population and a contemporary Mediterranean population shows a trend toward acromegalic morphology. This case is an important contribution in paleopathological literature because it is a rare condition that has not been widely documented in ancient skeletal remains.

  5. A probable case of gigantism/acromegaly in skeletal remains from the Jewish necropolis of "Ronda Sur" (Lucena, Córdoba, Spain; VIII-XII centuries CE).

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    Viciano, Joan; De Luca, Stefano; López-Lázaro, Sandra; Botella, Daniel; Diéguez-Ramírez, Juan Pablo

    2015-01-01

    Pituitary gigantism is a rare endocrine disorder caused by hypersecretion of growth hormone during growing period. Individuals with this disorder have an enormous growth in height and associated degenerative changes. The continued hypersecretion of growth hormone during adulthood leads to acromegaly, a condition related to the disproportionate bone growth of the skull, hands and feet. The skeletal remains studied belong to a young adult male from the Jewish necropolis of "Ronda Sur" in Lucena (Córdoba, Spain, VIII-XII centuries CE). The individual shows a very large and thick neurocranium, pronounced supraorbital ridges, an extremely prominent occipital protuberance, and an extremely large and massive mandible. Additional pathologies include enlargement of the vertebral bodies with degenerative changes, thickened ribs, and a slight increased length of the diaphysis with an increased cortical bone thickness of lower limbs. Comparative metric analysis of the mandible with other individuals from the same population and a contemporary Mediterranean population shows a trend toward acromegalic morphology. This case is an important contribution in paleopathological literature because it is a rare condition that has not been widely documented in ancient skeletal remains. PMID:25776010

  6. Aneurisma gigante da artéria cerebral posterior: (segmento P3 Relato de caso Giant aneurysm of the posterior cerebral artery (P3 segment: case report

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    Ronaldo Pereira

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    Full Text Available Apresentamos caso de aneurisma gigante do segmento distal (P3 da artéria cerebral posterior. O aneurisma foi tratado microcirurgicamente pela via combinada proposta por Sano com clipagem do ramo terminal da artéria cerebral posterior próximo ao aneurisma. A paciente teve evolução pós operatória favorável, com lesão parcial e transitória do III nervo craniano. Revisão da literatura e discussão a respeito da anatomia e da abordagem cirúrgica são feitas. A raridade desta patologia justifica o relato deste caso.A rare case of giant aneurysm of the P3 segment of the posterior cerebral artery is presented. The aneurysm was acessed through a combined approach proposed by Sano and the aneurysm was treated by proximal clipping. The patient had a good postoperative recovery without any neurological deficit. The anatomy and the operative approaches are discussed and the neurosurgical literature reviewed.

  7. Aneurisma intracraniano gigante em menino de três anos: relato de caso Giant intracranial aneurysm in three years old boy: case report

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    Osvaldo Inácio de Tella Jr

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Aneurismas cerebrais são raros na faixa etária pediátrica. A apresentação destas lesões difere significativamente em relação á população adulta no que se refere a tamanho, localização e incidência. Relatamos caso de menimo de três anos de idade que apresentou quadro de hemorragia subaracnóidea sem história de infecções ou traumatismos prévios sendo, posteriormente, diagnosticado aneurisma gigante localizado na artéria cerebral média. Foi submetido a tratamento cirúrgico com boa evolução pós-operatória.Cerebral aneurysms are rare in the pediatric age group and differ from adults with aneurysms in size, localization and incidence. We report a 3-year-old boy with giant middle cerebral artery aneurysms who presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage. The patient was submitted to surgical treatment and the postoperative period was uneventful.

  8. Tumor de células gigantes de bainha de tendão no LCA Tendon sheath giant cells tumor in ACL

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    André Pedrinelli

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um relato de caso de tumor de células gigantes de bainha do ligamento cruzado anterior, uma localização extremamente rara para esse tipo de lesão. O paciente do sexo feminino apresentava dor no joelho, sem relato de trauma anterior. Foi submetido ao exame clínico, ao estudo radiográfico e de ressonância magnética da região. Feita a hipótese diagnóstica de TGC de Bainha, o paciente foi então tratado com ressecção artroscópica do tumor. O diagnóstico foi confirmado com exame anátomo-patológico. O paciente evoluiu bem, com melhora dos sintomas referidos no pré-operatório.The author presents a case report of Tumor Giant Cells (TGC localized on the anterior cruciate ligament sheath, an extremely rare site for this kind of lesion. A 37 y-o female patient presented with knee pain, with no history of previous trauma. She underwent clinical examination, X-ray study and magnetic resonance of the region. The diagnostic hypothesis of Sheath TGC was provided, and the patient was treated with tumor arthroscopy resection. Diagnosis was confirmed by anatomicopathological examination. By the end point assessment, none of the pre-operative symptoms were reported.

  9. Índice de mortalidad en cultivo del camarón gigante de agua dulce (Macrobrachium rosenbergii en estanques seminaturales en Loreto, Perú

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    Norma Arana Flores

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar el índice de mortalidad en un cultivo del camarón gigante de agua dulce (Macrobrachium rosenbergii; para ello se acondicionaron 1000 post larvas con peso y longitud promedio de 0,2 g y 2 cm, respectivamente, en un estanque de tierra de 200m2 de espejo de agua, a una densidad de siembra de 5 ind/m2, el alimento suministrado fue de tipo extruzado con 35% PB para el primer mes; posteriormente se suministró una ración con 32% PB hasta el final, la frecuencia alimenticia fue de 3 veces/día los dos primeros meses, reajustándose a 2 veces/día los dos siguientes meses; la tasa alimenticia varió entre 13 y 3,5%; las evaluaciones biométricas se realizaron cada 10 días. Los parámetros limnológicos como temperatura, transparencia, OD, pH, CO2 y dureza se registraron cada 15 días. Los índices de crecimiento aplicados fueron ganancia de peso, ganancia de longitud, ICAA, TCE y supervivencia. Los resultados registran una ganancia en peso y longitud de 27,24 g y 12,37 cm; el incremento de peso y longitud diario en promedio fue de 0,23 g y 0,12cm; ICAA 3,30, TCE 3,59%; sobrevivencia 95%, índice de mortalidad  5%. El análisis limnológico registró variaciones mínimas que no influenciaron negativamente sobre el crecimiento y sobrevivencia de los camarones; la correlación entre el peso y longitud registra una relación positiva, con un nivel de correlación muy buena.

  10. Forum: challenges in STD/AIDS prevention in Portuguese-speaking African countries: contributions from social research and from a gender approach: Introduction Fórum: desafios da prevenção das DST/AIDS em países africanos de língua oficial portuguesa: contribuições da pesquisa social e do recorte de gênero: Introdução

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    Simone Monteiro

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available This forum on the challenges of preventing STD/AIDS in Portuguese-speaking African countries contains three articles and a postscript. The first paper reviews academic production on the topic from the fields of the social sciences and of health, with special attention on how local cultural and socioeconomic factors impact the dynamics of the epidemic. Based on an ethnographic study of a region in southern Mozambique, the second paper analyzes the notion of 'tradition' within the context of Mozambique and how it affects perceptions of the local population's vulnerability to STD/AIDS. The third and final article discusses common ground and differences between government and civil society in gender approaches by community HIV/AIDS projects in Mozambique. Their observations suggest that important mistakes have been made in STD/AIDS prevention discourse and initiatives in African countries because the unique features of local development models and cultural systems have not been taken into account.Esta introdução apresenta o Fórum sobre os desafios da prevenção às DST/AIDS em países africanos de língua oficial portuguesa, constituído por três artigos e um posfácio. O primeiro trabalho traz uma revisão da produção acadêmica no campo das ciências sociais e da saúde sobre o tema, focalizando as implicações dos fatores culturais e sócio-econômicos locais para a dinâmica da epidemia. A partir de um estudo etnográfico numa região do sul de Moçambique, o segundo texto analisa a noção de "tradição" no contexto moçambicano e suas conseqüências para a percepção da vulnerabilidade às DST/AIDS da população local. O terceiro artigo discute pontos de aproximação e de desencontro entre o governo e a sociedade civil na abordagem de gênero de projetos comunitários de enfrentamento do HIV/AIDS em Moçambique. As reflexões revelam que os discursos e ações de prevenção das DST/AIDS em países africanos apresentam equ

  11. Uso de hábitat de nutria gigante Pteronura brasiliensis, a través de rastros indirectos, en la zona de influencia de Puerto Carreño (Vichada-Colombia)

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    Sánchez Pedro; Díaz Gómez Diana Lucía

    2007-01-01

    La nutria gigante Pteronura brasiliensis es uno de los mayores depredadores de los sistemas acuáticos de la Orinoquia colombiana. En Colombia mantiene la categoría “En peligro” de la IUCN y actualmente la principal amenaza que enfrenta es la degradación de su hábitat. Se realizaron recorridos a pie por orillas de lagunas y caños y recorridos en bote en el cauce principal de segmentos de los ríos Bita y Orinoco. En puntos de muestreo de orilla sistemáticamente elegidos, que corresponden a punt...

  12. Caracterización molecular, genética poblacional y relación biológica del nemertino Malacobdella arrokeana endocomensal de la almeja gigante Panopea abbreviata

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    Alfaya, José E. F.

    2014-01-01

    [ES] Malacobdella arrokeana Ivanov et al., 2002 es un nemertino que vive en la cavidad del manto de la almeja gigante Panopea abbreviata, ambas especies endemicas del Mar Argentino. Mediante la secuenciación y análisis del gen mitocondrial citocromo oxidasa I (COI), se corroboró que M arrokeana diverge genéticamente de M. grossa en un 11,6%, y 10,4% con respecto a M. japonica. Tanto M. arrokeana como P. abbreviata comparten el mismo nivel trófico y los mismos ítems alimentarios, compuestos en...

  13. Validación histológica de los estadios de madurez gonádica de las hembras de calamar gigante (Dosidicus gigas) en el Golfo de California, México

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    JG Díaz-Uribe; A Hernández-Herrera; E Morales-Bojórquez; S Martínez-Aguilar; MC Suárez-Higuera; A Hernández-López

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    Se analizó la estructura de ovocitos en las gónadas de hembras de calamar gigante (Dosidicus gigas), para validar los estadios morfocromáticos de madurez sexual, basados en una escala de seis etapas. Las muestras fueron obtenidas quincenalmente en el área de Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur, entre junio del 2001 y noviembre del 2002. De cada gónada se obtuvieron cortes histológicos para contar el número de ovocitos en cada nivel de desarrollo. Con la frecuencia de ovocitos en cada nivel de ...

  14. Pneumonia complicada por pneumatocele gigante em criança com síndrome da imunodeficência adquirida: importância da fisioterapia respiratória Pneumonia complicated by a giant pneumatocele in a child with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: importance of chest physiotherapy

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    Silvia Regina M. de Paula; Melissa Pinto Gurgel; Luciana Macchiaverni; Fabíola Meister Pereira; Maria Ângela G. de O. Ribeiro; Camila Isabel S. Santos

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    OBJETIVO: Descrever os efeitos do tratamento fisioterapêutico na prevenção de complicações respiratórias de uma criança com síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida, que apresentava pneumatocele gigante. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Criança com oito anos de idade, do sexo feminino, encaminhada para acompanhamento fisioterapêutico em hospital universitário devido a quadro de hipersecreção pulmonar, histórico de pneumonias e presença de pneumatocele gigante. A conduta fisioterapêutica incluiu técnicas de h...

  15. Reconstrucción en linfedema peneano y escrotal secundario a hernia inguinal bilateral gigante Reconstruction in penile and scrotal lymphedema secondary to billateral giant inguinal hernia

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    Full Text Available El linfedema peneano y escrotal tiene consecuencias funcionales, estéticas, sociales y psicológicas significativas para el paciente que lo padece. Es una enfermedad infrecuente en los países desarrollados, aunque relativamente prevalente en los países tropicales. Su causa más común es la filariasis, aunque en nuestra práctica diaria se asocia más frecuentemente a cirugía, radioterapia, procesos inflamatorios y neoplásicos. Presentamos un caso singular de linfedema penoescrotal secundario a cirugía por hernia inguinal gigante bilateral que persistía un año después de la intervención. El tratamiento quirúrgico consistió en la exéresis de toda la piel linfedematosa del escroto involucrada y el uso de colgajos de piel escrotal posterior para la cobertura testicular. En un segundo tiempo quirúrgico se llevó a cabo una extirpación total de la piel del pene y del tejido subcutáneo superficial a la fascia de Buck. Empleamos injertos de piel de grosor parcial para cubrir el pene denudado. El resultado estético postoperatorio fue aceptable y los resultados funcionales y psicológicos son satisfactorios para el paciente 3 años después de la cirugía.Lymphedema of the penis and scrotum has important functional, cosmetic, social, psychological consequences for the affected patient. It is a rare disease in the developed countries, although it is relatively frequent in tropical countries. Globally, the most common cause is filariasis, although in our practice it is most frecuently associated to surgery, radiotherapy, inflammatory and neoplasic diseases. We report one rare case of penoscrotal lymphedema due to billateral giant inguinal hernia reconstrction. The lymphedema was persistent one year after the repair of the billateral hernia. The technique of reconstruction consisted of excision of all involved lymphedematous skin of the scrotum, and use of posterior scrotal flaps for testicular coverage. In a second surgical time, a total

  16. Installation of a permeable reactive barrier at the mining complex facility in Los Gigantes - Cordoba : Monitoring plan of surface and underground water

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    The Argentine National Atomic Energy Commission declares under its Environmental policy the commitment to restore those sites where activities concerning Uranium mining were developed. It makes it beyond the scope of the Project of Environmental Restitution of the Uranium Mining (PRAMU from its Spanish abbreviation). The Chemistry of Water and Soil Division at the Environmental Chemistry and Energy Generation Department belonging to the Chemistry Management Office assist the PRAMU on the installation of an hydroxyapatite permeable reactive barrier (PRB) inside the Mining Complex facility placed at Los Gigantes in the Argentine province of Cordoba (in advance named the site). Among the preliminary assessment activities that are being carried out before the installation of the PRB, it has been prepared a monitoring program of surface water and groundwater useful to develop an environmental baseline suitable for the efficiency assessment of the corrective action to be applied. An exploratory campaign was conducted in the site with the aim of establishing a monitoring net of meteorological and hydrological, as well as physical, chemical and biological parameters in matrixes of sediments, water and suspended particulate matter collected on a regular time basis from its surface water and groundwater bodies. The processed results turn into useful environmental information to: a) determine the status of the environmental baseline of the site, b) establish a water quality index (WQI) to manage the natural resource quality according to a rational basis, c) plan experiments related to the design process of a biogenic hydroxyapatite PRB and d) apply chemometric and mechanistic models to forecast the contaminants mobilization through different scenarios and improve the engineering design of the PRB. Once achieved the hydrogeological characterisation of the site and taking into account the originality of the system the following results have been reached: 1) The boundaries of

  17. Pavimentos africanos con espectáculos de toros

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    El mosaico descubierto en la villa romana de Silin (Tripolitania) con representación de una escena de condenados lanzados al aire por un toro, sirve de punto de partida a los autores para hacer un estudio comparativo de los pavimentos norteafricanos de anfiteatro en los que intervienen toros. Se utiliza para la interpretación de las escenas tanto las fuentes arqueológicas, como literarias que ilustran, de forma especial estas últimas, acerca de las distintas clases de espectáculos con toros q...

  18. Dietary canitine maintains energy reserves and delays fatigue of exercised african catfish (Clarias gariepinus fed high fat diets Carnitina dietética mantem reservas energéticas e evita a fatiga de bagre-africano durante exercício

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    Full Text Available Lipids, together with proteins, are traditionally considered as primary fuels during aerobic swimming. The effects of dietary fat and carnitine supplements and exercise on the energy metabolism of juvenile fish were investigated. One hundred African catfish (Clarias gariepinus were fed four isonitrogenous diets containing a fat level of 100 or 190 g kg-1 diet and one of the two levels of carnitine (15 and 1000 mg kg-1. Fish grew from 61 to 162 g in 10 wk. Thereafter, 6 fish per group swam vigorously for 3 h and the results were compared with unexercised groups. Fish receiving 1,000 mg carnitine accumulated 2- to 3-fold more carnitine than fish receiving 15 mg carnitine. Plasma acyl-carnitine level was affected by an interaction between dietary treatment and exercise (P Lipídios e proteínas são tradicionalmente considerados combustíveis primários durante natação aeróbica. Nesse ensaio foi investigado o efeito da suplementação de vários níveis de gordura e carnitina no metabolismo de 100 bagres africanos juvenis (Clarias gariepinus. Os peixes foram arraçoados com quatro dietas isoprotéicas, cada uma contendo 100 ou 190 g gordura kg-1 dieta, e um dos dois níveis de carnitina (15 e 1000 mg kg-1. Os peixes cresceram de 61 a 162 g em 10 semanas. No final do ensaio de alimentação, grupos de seis peixes por tratamento foram induzidos a nadar vigorosamente por 3 h e em seguida vários parâmetros foram determinados no tecido muscular e plasma, e os resultados observados nos grupos exercitados foram comparados com grupos controles (não exercitados. Os peixes arraçoados com 1,000 mg carnitina acumularam de duas a três vezes mais carnitina que os peixes arraçoados com 15 mg carnitina. O nível de acyl-carnitina no plasma foi influenciado pela interação entre os tratamentos dietéticos e exercício físico (P < 0.05. As concentrações de adenosina trifosfato (ATP e fosfocreatina no tecido muscular branco (WM foram mais elevadas em

  19. Pituitary gigantism causing diabetic ketoacidosis.

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    Alvi, N S; Kirk, J M

    1999-01-01

    Although growth hormone excess (acromegaly) in association with glucose intolerance and diabetes mellitus is well documented in adult medicine, it is much less common in the paediatric age group. We report the case of a 13 year-old boy who presented with tall stature secondary to a large growth hormone secreting adenoma of the pituitary gland. Random growth hormone was 630 mIU/l and did not suppress during an oral glucose tolerance test. Following debulking of the tumour, he developed diabetic ketoacidosis requiring insulin treatment, but after further surgery glucose handling returned to normal. He has been started on testosterone to arrest further increase in height. PMID:10614552

  20. Miofibroblastoma gigante de la mama

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    ResumenEl miofibroblastoma es una neoplasia rara, inicialmente descrita en hombres y usualmente pequeña. Presentamos un caso de esta lesión, excepcionalmente grande en una mujer. El diagnóstico es posible con técnicas de inmunohistoquímica: S100, citoqueratina, Actina de músculo liso (AML) y CD 34. Estos tumores son benignos. El tratamiento consiste en la resección quirúrgica de la lesión. (Duazary 2009 I; 48-50)AbstractThe Myofibroblastoma is a uncommon neoplasm, initially informed in men, u...

  1. Miofibroblastoma gigante de la mama

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    José Abraham Jaramillo Osorio

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl miofibroblastoma es una neoplasia rara, inicialmente descrita en hombres y usualmente pequeña. Presentamos un caso de esta lesión, excepcionalmente grande en una mujer. El diagnóstico es posible con técnicas de inmunohistoquímica: S100, citoqueratina, Actina de músculo liso (AML y CD 34. Estos tumores son benignos. El tratamiento consiste en la resección quirúrgica de la lesión. (Duazary 2009 I; 48-50AbstractThe Myofibroblastoma is a uncommon neoplasm, initially informed in men, usually small. We present a case of this lesion, exceptionality large in a woman. The diagnostic is possible with immunohistochemistry techniques: S100, MLA y CD34. These tumors are benign and may be treated by local excision.KeyWords: Breast; Myofibroblastoma; Immunohistochemistry.

  2. Design of the GIGANT-18

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    A transportable, continuously operating 'irradiation tunnel' type equipment was constructed for the radiation sterilization of seeds. The equipment consists of a control panel, a voltage regulator, a modular radiation protected tunnel with three MNR-203 type generators to each active unit, a water cooling unit, and their accessories. The output maxima of the generators are 200 Kv at 8 mA, and their electron beams can be collected to the same surface by means of a rotating device. For the in-service radiation protection of the modules iron plates with lead plate lining are used. The modular units are fastened first to a base pair of rails of a belt conveyor, then inserted into the tunnel. The equipment can be transported by a medium-size truck and handled by 4 persons. From its arrival at the spot, the equipment can be installed within 4 hours. (Sz.J.)

  3. 晚期妊娠合并巨大子宫肌瘤67例手术处理%Surgical treatment of 67 cases of late pregancy complicated with gigantic uterine leiomyoma

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    魏璐; 潘玥; 胡茜

    2011-01-01

    Objective The treatment of late pregnancy complicated with gigantic uterine leiomyoma in cesarean section (CS) was investigated. Methods A retrospective case-control study was done to review the clinical data of pregnancy with gigantic uterine leiomyoma (A group), late preganacy with leiomyoma (B group), late pregnancy without leiomyoma (C group). The age, operation time and blood loss were compared. Results The age, operation time, blood loss,low-lying placenta,abnormal fetal position, neonata weight, the time to use the antibiotic were significantly different between group A and group B and group C (P<0. 05). No significant differences on postoperative inpatient period, neonatal asphyxia, peupariun infection were found between group A and group B and C (P>0. 05). Conclusion Myomectomy of gigantic uterine leiomyoma during CS is feasible, but careful perioperative management is very critical.%目的 探讨晚期妊娠合并巨大子宫肌瘤术中的处理方式.方法 分析晚期妊娠合并巨大子宫肌瘤(A组)、晚期妊娠合并子宫肌瘤(B组)及单纯行剖宫产(C组)患者的临床资料,每组均为67例.对患者年龄、手术时间、术中失血量等指标进行比较.结果 A组的年龄、手术时间、术中失血量、低置胎盘、胎位异常、新生儿体重、抗生素使用时间与B、C组相比有统计学差异(P<0.05),但3组间术后住院时间、新生儿窒息率及产褥感染率无明显差异(P>0.05).结论 剖宫产术中同时处理巨大子宫肌瘤是可行的,但必须根据受术者的个体情况加强围手术期的管理.

  4. 妊娠合并巨大子宫肌瘤17例临床分析%Clinical Analysis of 17 Cases of Pregnancy Complicated with Gigantic Uterine Fibroids

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    晋兴林; 花怀珍

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    0bjective:To explore the management of pregnancy complicated with gigantic uterine fibroids in ce-sarean section.Methods:A retrospective case-control study was done to review the clinical data of 17 cases of preg-nancy with gigantic uterine fibroids (A group),17 cases of pregnancy with fibroids (B group), 17 cases of pregnancy without fibroids (C group).The operation time,blood loss,postpartum hemorrhage,peuparium infection and hospital-ization days were compared.Results:The mean operative time in group A was significantly longer than group B、C (P0.05).Conclusions:Myomectomy of gigantic uterine fibroids during Cesarean section is safe and feasible,but careful perioperative management is very critical.%目的:探讨妊娠合并巨大子宫肌瘤的剖宫产术中的处理方式。方法:选择某医院妊娠合并巨大子宫肌瘤17例(A组)、妊娠合并子宫肌瘤17例(B组)及单纯行剖宫产17例(C组)的患者临床资料进行回顾性分析。对手术时间、术中失血量、产后出血情况、产褥感染率、术后住院天数等指标进行比较。结果:研究组A组的手术时间、术中出血量、产后出血例数明显高于对照组B、C组(P0.05)。结论:剖宫产术中同时处理巨大子宫肌瘤安全、可行,但必须强调整个围手术期管理的重要性。

  5. Uso de hábitat de nutria gigante Pteronura brasiliensis, a través de rastros indirectos, en la zona de influencia de Puerto Carreño (Vichada-Colombia

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    Full Text Available La nutria gigante Pteronura brasiliensis es uno de los mayores depredadores de los sistemas acuáticos de la Orinoquia colombiana. En Colombia mantiene la categoría “En peligro” de la IUCN y actualmente la principal amenaza que enfrenta es la degradación de su hábitat. Se realizaron recorridos a pie por orillas de lagunas y caños y recorridos en bote en el cauce principal de segmentos de los ríos Bita y Orinoco. En puntos de muestreo de orilla sistemáticamente elegidos, que corresponden a puntos con ausencia de rastro; y en cada punto donde se encontraron campamentos o madrigueras, se midieron variables del microhábitat que caracterizan la estructura física y la vegetación de la orilla. A partir de índices de abundancia de madrigueras y campamentos y mediante análisis de contingencia para tablas R X C se determinaron uso y preferencias de hábitat y microhábitat de la nutria gigante. Se encontró una preferencia por caños y lagunas
    para la construcción de madrigueras y campamentos. Se observó que la zona de ventanas caracterizada por afloramientos rocosos dentro del río Orinoco es hábitat para nutrias gigantes aunque es atípico según lo registrado en su área de distribución. Madrigueras y campamentos están asociados a orillas con grandes árboles caídos, suelos orgánicos y en menor proporción con sustratos rocosos. En particular las madrigueras están asociadas con sistemas de raíces y barrancos medianos. Es importante la protección de los sistemas acuáticos de esta zona en especial de lagunas, caños y de la zona de ventanas dentro del río Orinoco. El cuidado de las orillas es fundamental para asegurar la permanencia de poblaciones locales de la especie. El estudio reitera la importancia de realizar programas de investigación a largo plazo para profundizar en el conocimiento ecológico de la especie y generar estrategias de manejo y de conservación de los ecosistemas acuáticos en la región.

  6. Análisis de los polimorfismos de longitud de los fragmentos de restricción (RFLP del gen ribosómico 18S RNA de nutria gigante de río Pteronura brasiliensis

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    Full Text Available La nutria gigante de río Pteronura brasiliensises un mamífero carnívoro de la familia Mustelidae, ala cual pertenecen también las tairas, las martas y los hurones. La nutria es considerada por elCITES como una especie vulnerable y por la IUCN como especie en peligro de extinción. Por estarazón, el Centro de Biología Molecular del Gimnasio Campestre inicio un proyecto de genética conservacionista que pretende proveer información utilizable para el análisis, tanto de la especieP. brasiliensiscomo de sus familiares mas cercanos, y de esta forma, proponer planes de manejo dela especie y su hábitat previniendo su extinción.

  7. Análise dos últimos 50 casos de tumor de células gigantes ósseo tratados na unidade de tumores do aparelho locomotor dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra

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    Lemos, António Carlos de Almeida Rodrigues de

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    Introdução e Objectivo: O tumor de células gigantes ósseo constitui 5% dos tumores ósseos primários, podendo atingir os 20% na Ásia. A sua histologia, clínica e epidemiologia são conhecidas e encontram-se bem retratadas na literatura científica actual. O seu comportamento biológico imprevisível torna-o um desafio na obtenção de bons resultados com a preconização da terapêutica cirúrgica. O objectivo deste estudo foi investigar as características epidemiológicas, distribuição esquelética, méto...

  8. Determinación parcial del mapa de restricción del DNA mitocondrial de la nutria gigante de río Pteronura brasiliensis y comparación con otros mustélidos colombianos en cautiverio

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    Full Text Available La nutria gigante de río Pteronura brasiliensises un mamífero carnívoro de la familia Mustelidae, ala cual pertenecen también las tairas y los hurones. La nutria es considerada por el CITES comouna especie vulnerable y por la IUCN como especie en peligro de extinción. Por esta razón, elCentro de Biología Molecular del Gimnasio Campestre inicio un proyecto de genética conser-vacionista que pretende proveer información utilizable para el análisis, tanto de la especieP. brasiliensiscomo de sus familiares mas cercanos, y de esta forma, proponer planes de manejode la especie y su hábitat previniendo su extinción.

  9. Tumor de células gigantes em falange proximal com metástase pulmonar: relato de caso e revisão de literatura Giant cell tumor in proximal phalanx with pulmonary metastasis: case report and literature review

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    Frederico Carvalho de Medeiros; Fernando Carvalho de Medeiros; Izabella de Campos Carvalho Lopes; Guilherme Carvalho de Medeiros; Eduardo Carvalho de Medeiros

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    Trata-se de um relato de caso de tumor de células gigantes (TCG) em falange proximal de terceiro dedo da mão esquerda com metástase pulmonar. A paciente apresentava dor no dedo sem história prévia de trauma. Foram realizados exame clínico, estudo radiográfico e ressonância nuclear magnética. Feito o estudo histológico, a partir de biópsia incisional, com hipótese de TCG. Foi submetida à amputação do dedo, confirmando o diagnóstico pela microscopia da peça. A paciente foi acompanhada devido ao...

  10. Clinical Analysis of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Gigantic Uterus (Report of 178 cases)%178例腹腔镜巨大子宫全切术临床分析

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    李玲玲; 岳青芬

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    目的:探讨巨大子宫经腹腔镜切除的安全性、手术技巧和临床价值。方法分析该院178例行经腹腔镜巨大子宫切除术(子宫跃孕12周)的临床资料。结果所有手术均经腹腔镜完成,无一例手术并发症发生。手术时间院(89.4±31.6)min;出血量院(94.5±48.3)mL。平均住院时间4.8 d。结论经腹腔镜巨大子宫切除术安全可行,但应选好适应症,术者具备较高的腹腔镜操作水平。%Objective To investigate the clinical value and operating techniques of laparoscopic hysterectomy for gigantic uter. Methods 178 patients whose uteris were larger than twelve-weeks pmgnant uteri accepted aparoscopic hysterectomy and their clinical data were analyzed retrospectively. Results All operations were performed successfully under laparoseopy. No operating complication happened in any cases.The operating time was (89.4±31.6)min,blood loss in operation was (94.5±48.3)mL and the average hospitalization time was 4.8 days.Conclusion On the basis of proper indication and good operating techniques of the oper-ators, laparoscopic hysterectomy for gigantic uteri is safe and feasible.

  11. Case study of a 15-year-old boy with McCune-Albright syndrome combined with pituitary gigantism: effect of octreotide-long acting release (LAR) and cabergoline therapy.

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    Tajima, Toshihiro; Tsubaki, Junko; Ishizu, Katsura; Jo, Wakako; Ishi, Nobuaki; Fujieda, Kenji

    2008-07-01

    The use of octreotide-LAR and cabergoline therapy has shown great promise in adults with acromegaly; however, the experience in pediatric patients has rarely been reported. We described a clinical course of a 15-year-old boy of McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) with pituitary gigantism. At the age of 8 years, a growth hormone (GH) and prolactin (PRL) producing pituitary adenoma was diagnosed at our hospital. He also had multiple fibrous dysplasia, so that he was diagnosed as having MAS. The tumor was partially resected, and GNAS1 gene mutation (R201C) was identified in affected tissues. We introduced octreotide to suppress GH secretion (100 mug 2/day s.c). During therapy with octreotide, IGF-1 and GH levels could not be suppressed and the patient frequently complained of nausea from octreotide treatment. Therefore, the therapy was changed to monthly injections of octreotide-LAR at the age of 12.3 years and was partially effective. However, as defect of left visual field worsened due to progressive left optic canal stenosis, he underwent second neurological decompression of the left optic nerve at 13.4 years of age. After surgery, in addition to octreotide-LAR, cabergoline (0.25 mg twice a month) was started. This regimen normalized serum levels of GH and IGF-1; however, he showed impaired glucose tolerance and gallstones at 15.7 years of age. Therefore, the dose of octreotide-LAR was reduced to 10 mg and the dose of cabergoline increased. This case demonstrated the difficulty of treating pituitary gigantism due to MAS. The use of octreotide-LAR and cabergoline should be considered even in pediatric patients; however, adverse events due to octreotide-LAR must be carefully examined. PMID:18445999

  12. Anemia hemolítica autoinmune en un niño con hepatitis de células gigantes Autoimmune hemolytic anemia in an infant with giant cell hepatitis

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    Jessica Gómez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La asociación de anemia hemolítica autoinmune (AHAI con hepatitis de células gigantes (HCG es un trastorno raro en la infancia. Son pocos los casos reportados y la gran mayoría fallecen a pesar de transplante hepático. La AHAI usualmente precede el desarrollo de la afección hepática. El diagnóstico temprano de esta asociación y el inicio de terapia inmunosupresora previene la progresión de la enfermedad.Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA associated with giant cell hepatitis (GCH is a rare disorder in infants. Few cases have been reported and despite receiving a liver transplant, there is high mortality among patients. AIHA usually precedes the development of liver disease. Early recognition of this association and the administration of immunosuppressive therapy prevent progression of the disease. Keywords: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, giant cell hepatitis La asociación de anemia hemolítica autoinmune (AHAI con hepatitis de células gigantes (HCG es un trastorno raro en la infancia. Son pocos los casos reportados y la gran mayoría fallecen por fallo hepático, a pesar de trasplante. La AHAI suele preceder el desarrollo de la afección hepática. El diagnóstico temprano de esta asociación y el inicio de terapia inmunosupresora evitan la progresión de la enfermedad. Se reporta un niño de 1 año de edad al que se le diagnosticó AHAI al mes y medio de edad y luego desarrolló HCG. Para su manejo, ameritó terapia inmunosupresora con corticoesteroides, inmunoglobulina intravenosa, anticuerpo monoclonal anti-CD20 (Rituximab y, además, plasmeferésis.

  13. Tumor de células gigantes da extremidade distal do fêmur: um desafio de tratamento Giant cell tumor of femoral distal end: a challenge in treatment

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    Suraj Bajracharya

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Apresentamos aqui um caso de tumor de células gigantes na extremidade distal do fêmur direito tratado com ressecção da massa tumoral em bloco com remoção aguda da extremidade proximal e distal e fixado com hastes longas em K atravessando o joelho, do fêmur à tíbia. Após a consolidação / união completa das extremidades, foi feita a remoção da haste em K, seguida pela corticotomia juntamente com a osteogênese da distração com o auxílio do anel fixador de Ilizarov. O comprimento foi alcançado com este processo. O resultado final foi muito bom neste caso. Revisamos as opções de tratamento para tumor maligno de células gigantes na extremidade distal do fêmur e as dificuldades de tratá-lo.We present a case of malignant giant cell tumor of distal end of right femur treated with resection of the tumor mass en block with acute docking of proximal and distal end and fixed with long K-nail across knee from femur to tibia. After complete consolidation/ union of the ends, removal of K nail was done followed by corticotomy along with distraction osteogenesis with the help of Ilizarov ring fixator. The length was achieved with this process. The end result was very good in this case. We reviewed the treatment options for malignant giant cell tumor of femoral distal end and the challenges in its treatment.

  14. Efeitos da Adubação e de Nematicida no Crescimento e na Produção da Palma Forrageira (Opuntia ficus indica Mill cv. Gigante Effects of Nematicide and Fertilization on the Forage Cactus (Opuntia ficus indica Mill cv. "Gigante" Growth and Production

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    Margareth Maria Teles

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado em telado do Departamento de Zootecnia da UFRPE, objetivando medir o efeito da adubação e de nematicida no crescimento e produção da palma, com sintoma de amarelecimento. Os tratamentos experimentais constaram da adição ou não de macronutrientes, micronutrientes e de nematicida em um delineamento experimental em blocos casualizados. Para número de cladódios primários, a análise de variância demonstrou efeito não significativo pelo teste F. Para número total de cladódios, número de cladódios secundários, área de cladódio, índice de área de cladódios e produção de matéria seca, a análise de variância revelou efeito significativo. Não houve efeito dos micronutrientes e de nematicida no grupo dos tratamentos de Solução de Macronutrientes Completa para número de cladódios primários, número de cladódios secundários, área de cladódio, índice de área de cladódios e produção de matéria seca, sendo a média geral 1,56; 0,84; 811,11 cm²; 1,15 e 42,73 g/vaso, respectivamente.The experiment was performed in a green house at the Animal Science Department of the Pernambuco Federal Rural University (UFRPE and aimed to study the nematicide and fertilization effects on the forage cactus cv. "Gigante" growth and production using propagative materials with clorotic symptom. The experimental treatments tested the addition or no of macronutrients, micronutrients and nematicide. It was used a complete randomized block design. Considering the primary cladode's number, no differences were found by F test. Significative differences were found to the total number of cladodes, secondary cladode number, cladode area, cladode area index and dry matter yield. The addition of micronutrients and nematicide did not influence the primary and secondary cladode number, cladode area, cladode area index and dry matter yield, and the mean values obtained were 1.56, 0.84, 811.11 cm², 1.15 and 42.73 g

  15. 棒球缝合法在腹腔镜下巨大子宫肌瘤剥除术中的应用%Application of baseball suture in laparoscopic myomectomy for gigantic hysteromyoma

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    干晓琴; 刘江; 林海; 张凌; 张强; 黄利琼; 张家佳

    2016-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect of the baseball suture in laparoscopic myomectomy for gigantic hysteromy-oma.Methods Ninety-six patients with gigantic hysteromyoma undergoing laparoscopic myomectomy at our department from January, 2013 to December,2015 were randomly divided into research group ( using Lin's baseball suture) and control group ( with classical con-tinuous suture) ,48 cases in each group.The suture time,whole operation time,intraoperative blood loss,postoperative complications and hospital stay were compared between the two groups.Results The average intraoperative blood loss in the research group was signifi-cantly lower than that in the control group (P0.05).No postoperative complications happened in the both groups.Conclusion In laparoscopic myomectomy for gigantic hysteromyoma,baseball suture can reduce the intraoperative blood loss.Therefore,it is a very good method for clinical application.%目的:观察棒球缝合法在腹腔镜下巨大子宫肌瘤剥除术中的应用效果。方法将2013年01月至2015年12月在成都市妇女儿童中心医院妇科接受腹腔镜下巨大子宫肌瘤剥除术的患者96例,采用随机数字表法分为研究组(采用棒球缝合法)和对照组(采用传统连续扣锁缝合法),每组48例,比较两组子宫肌瘤剥除创面缝合时间、手术总时间、术中出血量、住院天数及术后并发症情况。结果研究组患者术中出血量明显低于对照组,差异有统计学意义( P<0.05);两组术中缝合肌瘤剥除创面时间、手术总时间、术后住院天数比较,差异无统计学意义( P>0.05)。两组患者均无术中术后并发症发生。结论在腹腔镜下巨大子宫肌瘤剥除术中采用棒球缝合法可以减少术中出血量,是一种值得临床应用的好方法。

  16. Expressão imuno-histoquímica da vimentina e do HHF-35 em fibroma de células gigantes, hiperplasia fibrosa e fibroma da mucosa oral Immunohistochemical expression of vimentin and HHF-35 in giant cell fibroma, fibrous hyperplasia and fibroma of the oral mucosa

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    Márcia Cristina da Costa Miguel

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available O fibroma de células gigantes, a hiperplasia fibrosa e o fibroma constituem algumas das mais freqüentes lesões fibrosas orais, compartilhando características clínicas e histopatológicas. Este estudo teve o objetivo de investigar a imunorreatividade das células gigantes estreladas mono, bi ou multinucleadas, características do fibroma de células gigantes e, ocasionalmente presentes na hiperplasia fibrosa e no fibroma, a anticorpos anti-vimentina e anti-actina de músculo (HHF-35, visando detectar características fenotípicas destas células. Os resultados demonstraram que na maioria dos casos houve imunorreatividade para a vimentina, sugerindo um fenótipo fibroblástico para estas células.The giant cell fibroma, fibrous hyperplasia and fibroma are the most frequent fibrous oral lesions, sharing clinical and histopathological features. The purpose of this study was to investigate the immunoreactivity of the large stellate-shaped mononuclear and multinucleated cells, reported as the most characteristic histological feature of the giant cell fibroma but present occasionally in fibrous hyperplasia and fibroma, for the antibodies vimentin and HHF-35 in order to detect phenotypical characteristic of these cells. The results showed in the most of cases positive staining for vimentin, suggesting a fibroblast phenotype for these cells.

  17. Las religiones y culturas de origen africano (Brasil, Cuba, Venezuela a prueba de políticas turísticas y rivalidades ¿ Un desarrollo sostenible ? Religions and cultures of African origin (Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela to test tourism policies and rivalries. A sustainable development? Religions et cultures d'origine africaine (Brésil, Cuba, Venezuela à l'épreuve des politiques touristiques et des rivalités. Un développement soutenable?

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    Montserrat Fitó

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Les religions1 d’origine africaine ont été transformées, au Brésil, à Cuba et plus récemment au Venezuela, en instruments pour augmenter la captation de devises, par le biais de programmes présentés par les autorités comme répondant aux normes du développement durable. Mais, tant le contrôle exercé sur ces manifestations culturelles, à des fins de commercialisation, que les rivalités engendrées entre pays, ou entre villes dans certains cas, mènent à une aliénation des acteurs de leur propre culture (après Guillermo Bonfill, contredisant la définition même de “développement durable”.The religions of African origin have been taken in Brazil, in Cuba and more recently in Venezuela as instruments to increase the inflow of currency, in tourism development programs presented by the authorities as sustainable. But the control exercised on them by the State organizations, with marketing purposes, as well as the rivalries between countries, as well as between cities of the same country in some cases, carry an alienation of the culture (according to Guillermo Bonfill's theory of cultural control, questioning the possibility of a balanced development, that is to say a sustainable development.Las religiones de origen africano han sido tomadas en Brasil, en Cuba y más recientemente en Venezuela como instrumento para incrementar la entrada de divisas, en programas de desarrollo del turismo presentados por las autoridades como sostenibles. Pero, tanto el control ejercido sobre ellas por los organismos oficiales, con fines de comercialización, como las rivalidades entre paises, así como en algún caso, entre ciudades de un mismo país, conllevan una enajenación de la cultura (según la teoría del control cultural de Guillermo Bonfill, cuestionando la posibilidad de un desarrollo equilibrado, es decir sostenible.

  18. Drainage therapy for gigantic cystic lesions of the jaw%开窗减压术治疗颌骨巨大囊性病变的临床研究

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    辛俊彤; 袁荣涛; 卜令学; 贾暮云; 李宁毅

    2011-01-01

    Objective To study the drainage therapy for giganlic cyslic lesions of the jaw. Methods Seven palienls with giganlic cyslic lesions of the jaw in the Deplarlmenl of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Affiliated Hospital of Medical College in Qingdao U niversily were examnined wilh drainage iherapy from August,2006 to April,2009. They were evaluated wilh a preoperalive panoramic photography and CT. Second operation was taken while the cavity became narrow and small. The left cystic lesion tissue was obtained for pathological examination. Results Six cases with gigantic cystic lesions of the jaw were cured with drainage therapy in an average peri od of 15. 7 months,from five months to twenty-six months. There was no recurrence after one year's follow-up. One case with dentigerous cyst failed with drainage therapy,and then was taken curettage. The cyst wall was found thicker than other cases. Conclusions Drain age therapy was an ideal minimally invasive surgery therapy for gigantic cystic lesions of the jaw. The mechanisms need more studies.%目的 研究开窗减压术治疗颌骨巨大囊性病变.方法 选取7例颌骨巨大囊性病变病例,术前均行X线和CT检查,行开窗减压术治疗.对其治疗前后影像学表现、组织病理学变化进行研究.结果 6例颌骨巨大囊性病变病例,经开窗减压治疗后,囊腔消退,二期手术刮除残余囊壁,随诊1年无复发,平均病程15.7月.另1例含牙囊肿治疗无效,行刮除术.结论 开窗减压术是一种理想的颌骨巨大囊性病变的微创功能治疗方法,其内在的机制尚需进一步研究.

  19. 腹腔镜与开腹对子宫巨大肌瘤剔除的疗效分析%Effect of laproscopy and laparotomy on gigantic hysteromyoma myomectomy

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    黄群欢; 黄燕; 蒋宋薇; 黄玲玲

    2014-01-01

    Objective To analyze the effect of laproscopy and laparotomy on gigantic hysteromyma mymectomy. Methods Clincal data of 122 cases of myomectomy by laproscopy( laproscopy group)and 103 cases by open laparotomy( laparotomy group),during the period of Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2013,were collected and analyzed. The size of hysteromyoma in all cases were all ≥ 8 cm. Results The processes of all operations were successful without any complication. The mean blood loss of the laproscopy group was (48. 24 ± 9. 72)ml,the laparotomy group was(76. 02 ± 10. 21)ml,there was significant difference between two groups( P < 0. 05). The mean time in bed and the mean recovery time of bowel function postoperative of the laproscopy group were also significantly shorter than that of the laparotomy group(P <0. 05). Conclusion Laproscopy is micro-invasive and available for cases of gigantic hysteromyoma myomectomy.%目的:探讨腹腔镜或开腹在子宫巨大肌瘤剔除术中的应用效果。方法回顾性分析2009年1月至2013年12月我院收治的肌瘤直径≥8 cm 的经开腹子宫肌瘤剔除术患者103例(开腹组)和经腹腔镜子宫肌瘤剔除术患者122例(腔镜组)。分析比较两组患者平均手术时间、术中失血、术后恢复时间等情况。结果与开腹组比较,腹腔镜组无中转开腹和切口愈合不良的患者,且腹腔镜组术中平均失血(48.24±9.72)ml、术后平均卧床时间(12.89±2.10)h 和术后平均肛管恢复排气时间(22.46±2.21)h 等指标均小于开腹组(P <0.05)。结论由于腹腔镜切口美观、患者术后恢复快,在条件许可的医疗单位可用于子宫巨大肌瘤剔除术。

  20. Massive intracranial immature teratoma: report of a case with polyhidramnios and intense pelvic pain Teratoma imaturo gigante intracraniano: relato de caso com poli-hidrâmnio e dor pélvica intensa

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    Fernando A. Soares

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    Full Text Available A case of massive intracranial immature teratoma in a female stillborn is reported. She was the product of the second pregnancy of a 25-year-old healthy woman. The pregnancy was unremarkable until the 25th week of gestation when the mother noticed a rapid enlargement of her abdomen and intense pelvic pain. Because of the pain, a cesarean section was indicated, and a stillborn weighing 2750g with macrocephaly was delivered. The cranial contents weighed 1350g and showed a huge tumoral mass with only a rim of normal brain. A histologic diagnosis of immature teratoma was made. Massive intracranial teratomas are rare tumors and their occurrence in intrauterine life is even rarer. Their histogenesis is unknown, and there is no explanation for their continuous growth during embryogenesis. A prenatal diagnosis of this rare condition can be made by ultrasound, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging.Um caso de teratoma imaturo gigante do sistema nervoso central em um natimorto é relatado. Durante a gravidez, a mãe desenvolveu poli-hidrâmnio abrupto na 25ª semana de gestação e dor pélvica intensa, que levou a indicação de cesárea. O natimorto pesava 2750g, apresentava macrocefalia evidente e o conteúdo craniano pesou 1350g. Este era representado por tecido tumoral em sua maioria e apenas uma pequena rima de tecido encefálico normal. A histologia mostrou tratar-se de um teratoma imaturo. Teratomas intracranianos gigantes congênitos são neoplasias raras, de histogênese incerta e não há explicação para o crescimento contínuo e rápido durante a vida intra-uterína. O diagnóstico pré-natal pode ser realizado por ultra-sonografia, tomografía computadorizada ou ressonância magnética.

  1. 大型工程建设项目对血吸虫病传播流行的影响%IMPACT OF GIGANTIC ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ON TRANSMISSION AND PREVALENCE OF SCHISTOSOMIASIS

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    谢娟; 闻礼永

    2015-01-01

    This article examined the influence on the distribution of Ocomelania, the middle-host of schistosome, the changing by ecological environment, resulted from key engineering construction projects such as water conservancy engineering construction project, wetland engineering construction project and agricultural engineering construction projects. An analysis to the potential risk factors such as the spread of snails and new breeding grounds of snail, caused by all kinds of engineering construction.This paper reviews and discusses how to use the advantage of gigantic engineering construction projects to promote schistosomiasis prevention and control work.%本文综述了我国水利工程、湿地、农业等一系列重大工程建设所引起生态环境变化对血吸虫唯一中间宿主钉螺分布扩散的影响,分析了各工程建设可能导致钉螺扩散,形成新的钉螺孳生地等潜在危险因素,并就如何利用工程建设趋利避害促进血吸虫病防治工作进行了探讨。

  2. PEG模拟干旱胁迫对巨紫荆种子萌发及生长生理的影响%Effects of PEG simulated drought stress on seed germination and growth physiology of Cercis gigante

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    凌敏; 杨秀莲; 王良桂

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to understand the drought tolerance of Cercis gigante seed in germination stage. The seeds were soaked at 80℃ hot water for 12h,then treated with 150 mg/L gibberellin for 12h,and finally stratified at low temperature for one month. After dormancy breaking, the seeds of Cercis gigante seeds were germinated on filter paper in Petri dish gauze under different concentration of PEG solution. Effects of drought stress on seed germination per⁃centage, seedling growth, protective enzyme activity and organic osmoregulation substances were studied.A regression a⁃nalysis was conducted between PEG concentration and the germination rate , radicle length and so on . Results showed that:① Under PEG stress, the seed germination rate, germination index, vigor index, radicle and hypocotyl length showed a trend of rising first and then decline with the aggravating of drought stress,indicating that low concentration (5%) of PEG could promote the seeds germination and growth, whereas high concentrations (10%,20%, 30%) had the inhibition effects.②With the increase of PEG concentration, contents of three kinds of organic regulation substances ( soluble sugar, soluble protein and free proline) and SOD activity in Cercis gigante seedsall showed a trend of decline first and then rising.POD activity showed a trend of rising first and then decline.Thus it could be seen that the drought tolerance of Cercis gigante seeds could be improved by increasing protective enzyme activities and contents of osmotic regulation substances, making the inhibition degree to the minimum.%为研究巨紫荆种子萌发期对水分胁迫的耐受性,以80℃热水处理12 h,150 mg/L赤霉素浸种12 h,低温沙藏1个月,打破休眠后的巨紫荆种子为材料,采用培养皿纱布滤纸萌发的方法研究了不同浓度聚乙二醇( PEG)溶液对其种子萌发、生长、保护酶活性和有机渗透调节物质含量的影响,并对种子的萌

  3. Fitorremediação de solo contaminado com picloram por capim-pé-de-galinha-gigante (Eleusine coracana Phytoremediation of picloram-contaminated soil by Eleusine coracana

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    Sergio de Oliveira Procópio

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O longo efeito residual do herbicida picloram no solo aumenta o risco de lixiviação e de fitotoxicidade em culturas sucedâneas; sua presença no solo pode ser abreviada com o uso da fitorremediação. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência da densidade populacional de capim-pé-de-galinha-gigante (Eleusine coracana sobre a fitorremediação de solo contaminado com o herbicida picloram. O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação localizada no município de Rio Verde-GO, no período de setembro de 2006 a fevereiro de 2007. Os tratamentos foram compostos pela combinação entre quatro densidades populacionais da espécie vegetal Eleusine coracana (capim-pé-de-galinha-gigante (0, 7, 14 e 21 plantas por vaso, correspondendo a 0, 172, 344 e 516 plantas m-2, respectivamente e três doses do picloram (0, 80 e 160 g ha-1 - aplicadas diretamente nos vasos, simulando níveis de contaminação do solo. Após o cultivo da espécie vegetal fitorremediadora no substrato por 100 dias, efetuou-se, no próprio vaso, a semeadura da soja (Glycine max L., espécie utilizada como bioindicadora da presença do picloram. A espécie Eleusine coracana mostrou ter capacidade de remediar solos contaminados com o herbicida picloram. A partir de 172 plantas m-2, aumentos na densidade populacional da espécie fitorremediadora não proporcionaram redução de carryover do herbicida picloram sobre a cultura da soja semeada em sucessão.The long-term residual effect of the herbicide picloram poses risks of leaching and phytotoxicity to successive crops. Phytoremediation can abbreviate the long carryover effect. This research was carried out from September 2006 to February 2007, under green house conditions, in Rio Verde, Goiás, Brazil, to study the influence of Eleusine coracana population density on phytoremediation of soil contaminated with picloram. The treatments consisted of the combination of four Eleusine coracana population densities (0, 7, 14

  4. Eficácia terapêutica do interferon alfa em criança com hemangioma gigante craniofacial: relato de caso Therapeutical effectiveness of interferon alpha in a child with craniofacial giant hemangioma: case report

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    Nilson Lopes da Fonseca Junior

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O hemangioma é o tumor benigno mais freqüente da infância. O hemangioma capilar geralmente apresenta-se como uma mancha ou tumoração violácea bem delimitada. O diagnóstico destas lesões é clínico. O hemangioma gigante é rara e extensa variação do hemangioma capilar, que geralmente ocorre em recém-nascidos e lactentes. Várias são as modalidades terapêuticas, como a injeção intralesional de corticóide, laserterapia, injeção intralesional de soluções esclerosantes, corticoterapia sistêmica, cirurgia, radioterapia e embolização. Novas modalidades terapêuticas têm sido desenvolvidas, com o objetivo de se obter melhores resultados e possibilitar o tratamento de lesões de difícil acesso cirúrgico e refratárias às modalidades terapêuticas utilizadas rotineiramente. Os melhores resultados tem sido obtidos com o interferon alfa. Este é um caso de uma paciente com três meses de idade, que apresentava desde o nascimento, tumoração arroxeada e amolecida em pálpebra superior do olho direito, lesões cutâneas planas e arroxeadas em região temporal e parietal direita. Realizada tomografia computadorizada de crânio evidenciando processo expansivo orbitário vascularizado com extensão para fossa média, seio cavernoso e fossa posterior. O tratamento inicial foi a corticoterapia oral durante quarenta dias, com redução progressiva por quatro semanas. Com o quadro praticamente inalterado, foi iniciado o tratamento com interferon alfa, na dose de 3.000.000 U/m², subcutâneo, três vezes por semana. Após 9 meses de tratamento, observa-se apenas uma pequena lesão orbitária residual. Neste caso, o interferon alfa apresentou-se como boa opção no tratamento do hemangioma gigante craniofacial.Hemangiomas are the most commom benign tumors of infancy. Capillary hemangioma generally is presented as a spot or well-defined purple lesion. The diagnosis of these tumors is based on physical examination. Giant hemangioma is a rare

  5. Produção de fitomassa e acúmulo de nutrientes na parte aérea do sorgo de Guiné gigante Biomass production and accumulation of nutrients in shoots of Giant Guinea sorghum plants

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    Gustavo Pavan Mateus

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A escolha de espécies com elevada produção de fitomassa para utilização como plantas de cobertura no sistema de semeadura direta é extremamente importante em regiões de inverno seco. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a produção de fitomassa e acúmulo de nutrientes na parte aérea das plantas de sorgo Guiné gigante (Sorghum bicolor subespécie bicolor raça guinea, semeados em diferentes épocas de semeadura. Foi utilizado um delineamento em blocos ao acaso, com seis tratamentos e quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram constituídos por seis épocas de semeadura (25/09/2000; 25/10/2000; 24/11/2000; 22/12/2000; 22/02/2001 e 03/04/2001. Por ocasião do florescimento das plantas, avaliou-se a produção de matéria seca, o número e diâmetro de colmos e a altura das plantas. Também foi determinado o teor e acúmulo de macro e micronutrientes, além da relação C/N. O ciclo das plantas diminuiu com o atraso da época de semeadura, e, conseqüentemente, a produção de matéria seca e a relação C/N também foram menores. Comportamento contrário foi observado para o teor de nutrientes. O sorgo de Guiné gigante é sensível ao fotoperíodo e, portanto, semeaduras mais tardias ocasionam diminuição do crescimento das plantas, produção de biomassa e acúmulo de nutrientes. Esta espécie consiste em uma boa opção para cultivo como planta de cobertura no sistema de semeadura direta devido a alta produção de fitomassa e ciclagem de N, P e K.Choosing species with high phytomass production to be cropped in no tillage system is extremely important in dry winter regions. The purpose of this research was to study plant biomass production and accumulation of nutrients in shoots of Giant Guinea sorghum plants (Sorghum bicolor subspecies bicolor race Guinea sown in different sowing dates. A randomized complete block design with six treatments and four replications was performed. Treatments consisted of six sowing dates (09/25/2000; 10

  6. Oligosymptomatic and giant basilar artery dolichoectasia discovered after a stroke: case report Dolicoectasia gigante e oligossintomática da artéria basilar descoberta após uma isquemia: relato de caso

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    Cynthia Resende Campos

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    Full Text Available The most frequently diagnosed complication of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD is the compression of structures adjacent to the vertebral and basilar arteries. A giant VBD with only slight compressive symptoms is unusual. In this setting, the diagnosis of VBD may be casually revealed after the occurrence of a posterior circulation stroke, another potential complication. We report a 48-year-old woman who presented a two-month history of continuous buzz and a slight right-sided hearing loss that was followed by a cerebellar ischemic stroke. Brain CT and MRI revealed a marked compression of the brainstem due to an ectatic, tortuous and partially thrombosed basilar artery (BA. The largest cross-sectional diameter of BA was 18 mm. The patient had a good functional recovery within the two-month follow-up after stroke with modified Rankin scale score (mRSS=2. At the one-year follow-up, patient still kept the complaints of continuous buzz, slight right-sided hearing loss and the mRSS was the same. We call attention for an unusual giant VBD that caused an impressive brainstem compression with displacement of important structures in an oligosymptomatic patient. Diagnosis was made only after the occurrence of a stroke. Despite of the good functional recovery after stroke, the presence of significant atherosclerotic changes and the large BA diameter may indicate a poor outcome. However, after one year, she remains oligosymptomatic.A complicação mais freqüentemente encontrada na dolicoectasia vertebrobasilar (DVB é a compressão de estruturas adjacentes às artérias vertebrais e à artéria basilar. Uma DVB gigante apenas com sintomas compressivos leves é infreqüente. Nesse caso, o diagnóstico pode ser descoberto ao acaso após uma isquemia da circulação posterior, outra complicação possível da DVB. Relatamos o caso de uma mulher de 48 anos com história de zumbido e perda auditiva leve a direita por 2 meses, desenvolvendo, a seguir, uma

  7. Tumor de células gigantes em falange proximal com metástase pulmonar: relato de caso e revisão de literatura Giant cell tumor in proximal phalanx with pulmonary metastasis: case report and literature review

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    Frederico Carvalho de Medeiros

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um relato de caso de tumor de células gigantes (TCG em falange proximal de terceiro dedo da mão esquerda com metástase pulmonar. A paciente apresentava dor no dedo sem história prévia de trauma. Foram realizados exame clínico, estudo radiográfico e ressonância nuclear magnética. Feito o estudo histológico, a partir de biópsia incisional, com hipótese de TCG. Foi submetida à amputação do dedo, confirmando o diagnóstico pela microscopia da peça. A paciente foi acompanhada devido ao risco de metástase pulmonar, evidenciada em estudo radiográfico e tomografia computadorizada de tórax, sendo submetida à toracotomia. Desde então, houve melhora dos sintomas referidos no pré-operatório e ausência de recidiva local e novas metástases.This is a case report on a giant cell tumor in the proximal phalanx of the third finger of the left hand, with pulmonary metastasis. The patient presented pain in the finger without any previous history of trauma. Clinical examination, radiographic imaging and magnetic resonance imaging were carried out. A histological evaluation was done from an incisional biopsy, taking the hypothesis of giant cell tumor. The patient underwent amputation of the finger and the diagnosis was confirmed by means of microscopy on the specimen. The patient was followed up because of the risk of lung metastasis, which was shown by radiographic examination and computed tomography on the chest, and thoracotomy was performed. Since then, there has been an improvement of the symptoms that had been reported preoperatively, and no local recurrence or new metastasis has been found.

  8. REMOTE SENSING RESEARCH ON DAGUANGBAO GIGANTIC ROCKSLIDE TRIGGERED BY WENCHUAN EARTHQUAKE%汶川地震触发大光包巨型滑坡遥感研究

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    殷跃平; 成余粮; 王军; 王猛; 刘彬; 宋云; 梁京涛

    2011-01-01

    大光包滑坡位于四川省安县高川乡,是汶川Ms8.0级地震触发的规模最大的巨型滑坡.本文采用震前和震后高分辨率遥感数据源,对大光包滑坡滑动前后进行了4期遥感图像对比解译和分析,结合现场调查和地面测绘,对滑坡分区、滑面形态、剪出口位置及滑坡体体积进行了初步研究.将滑坡划分为滑源区、滑坡洼地区、主滑体堆积区、下游堆积区、上游堆积区和前缘堆积区,其中,主滑坡堆积区基本保持了母岩原有结构形态,其岩层产状与基岩大体一致,未明显解体,出露长1100m,宽490m,平均厚215m,体积达4.64×109m3.对比了滑动前后的地形、地貌,以及原矿硐、矿渣、工棚等的位置变化,确定了滑坡边界、滑动方向,滑动距离达1.75km.本文建立了大光包滑坡区1:5000地面数字高程模型(DEM),获得了滑坡堆积区平面分布面积及最大堆积厚度,采用AutoCAD软件分别建立了大光包滑坡滑动前后及滑面的三维实体模型,计算出大光包滑坡最大纵长约4.3km,横宽约3.5km,最大厚度约550m,体积约为11.52~ 11.99×109m3,不仅是我国,也是全球近百年来发生的规模最大的滑坡之一.%The Daguangbao gigantic rockslide is located on the Gaochuan village, Anxia county. It is the hugest landslide triggered by the Wenchuan 8. 0 earthquake on May 12 of 2008. This paper uses four periods of remote sensing data with high resolution before/after the earthquake and ground surveying and mapping data to analyze the basic features of the Daguangbao rockslide. The basic features include the accumulation and movement zoning,the sliding surface and exiting, and the volume. The Daguangbao gigantic rockslide is classified into sliding source, back depression, main bedrock accumulation, down-stream accumulation, up - stream accumulation and front lobe. The main bedrock accumulation remained a structure of parent layered limestone rockmass with slight separation

  9. Aneurisma venoso gigante de veia ilíaca externa secundário a fístula arteriovenosa traumática: relato de caso Giant external-iliac-vein aneurysm secondary to traumatic arteriovenous fistula: a case report

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    Patrick Bastos Metzger; Heraldo Antonio Barbato; Fernanda Maria Resegue Angelieri; Camila Baumann Beteli; Ana Claudia Gomes Petisco; Jose Eduardo Martins Barbosa; Mohamed Hassan Saleh; Fábio Henrique Rossi; Nilo Mitsuru Izukawa

    2011-01-01

    Aneurismas venosos abdominais são raros. Os localizados nas veias ilíacas externas estão entre os mais infrequentes aneurismas venosos publicados na literatura. Relatamos o caso de um paciente jovem com aneurisma venoso gigante de veia ilíaca externa secundário a uma fístula arteriovenosa adquirida há 20 anos, tratado pelos métodos convencional e endovascular com sucesso.Venous abdominal aneurysms are rare entities, especially at the external iliac vein. We report the case of a young male pat...

  10. Granuloma periférico de células gigantes: análisis inmunohistoquímico de la población celular en tres casos clínicos Peripheral giant cell granuloma: immunohistochemical analysis of different markers. Study of three cases

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    Falaschini S

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available El granuloma periférico de células gigantes (GPCG es una lesión de tejido blando no neoplásica ocasionada por una reacción hiperplásica a consecuencia de un traumatismo o inflamación. Es una lesión reactiva del tejido blando que se desarrolla exclusivamente en la cavidad oral y con una ligera predilección en el sexo femenino. La localización habitual de GPCG es en la región de los premolares y la mucosa de la cresta alveolar edéntula. Se presentan tres casos con GPCG (dos hombres y una mujer con una edad comprendida entre los 25 y 35 años. Todos los pacientes se trataron con resección quirúrgica y ninguno sufrió recidivas. Con el propósito de determinar el posible origen de las células estromales mononucleares y de las células gigantes multinucleares, las muestras de cada caso se estudiaron mediante inmunohistoquímica (marcadores CD-68, CD-34 y α-1 antitripsina con el fin de evaluar la expresión del linaje endotelial y del linaje monocito/macrófago. Los resultados inmunohistoquímicos mostraron una marcada positividad difusa de CD-68 en las células estromales mononucleares y en las células gigantes multinucleadas. Estas últimas resultaron ser inmunonegativas para CD-34 y sólo puntualmente positivas para α-1 antitripsina. Estos resultados sugieren que las cιlulas gigantes multinucleares poseen un fenotipo osteoclαstico, proviniendo del linaje monocito/macrσfago, y que no derivan del linaje de las células endoteliales de los capilares. Se establece la importancia de un exhaustivo diagnóstico y de una exéresis quirúrgica completa de la lesión (curetaje óseo con el propósito de evitar la reabsorción del diente y hueso adyacente.

  11. Avaliação da agressividade da lesão de células gigantes periférica da cavidade bucal através de estudo histoquímico-imunohistoquímico = Evaluation of the aggressiveness of peripheral giant cell lesion of the oral cavity by means of a hystochemical-immunohystochemical study

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    Objetivo: Estudar a agressividade da lesão de células gigantes periférica (LCGP) através de um estudo histoquímico e imunohistoquímico. Metodologia: Foram revisados os arquivos da Faculdade de Odontologia de Araçatuba (FOA-UNESP) e da Faculdade de Odontologia da Universidade de Passo Fundo (FOUPF), tendo sido obtidos 181 casos de LCGP, dos quais 61 preencheram os critérios de elegibilidade. Primeiramente, graduou-se a agressividade das LCGPs, que foram distribuídas em três grupos de estudo co...

  12. BROCA GIGANTE DA CANA-DE-AÇÚCAR, TELCHIN LICUS LICUS (DRURy, 1773 NA REGIÃO CENTRO-SuL: PREOCUPAÇÃO PARA OS PRODUTORES

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    SILVA JUNIOR, Mauricio Pacheco da

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    Full Text Available The sugar cane plantation expands its borders each year, throughout the national territory. Thus,increases the amount of biomass that will to be exploited by man in sugar and alcohol produce and also byother organisms, which will have food in abundance. The growth of mechanized harvesting, with the consequentdecrease in burning of straw and the expansion of the sucroalcooleiro sector are causing changes into entomofaunain certain areas or regions of sugar cane plantation. One of the new threats to the sugar cane plantations in southcentralregion, causing uncertainty and concern to farmers, is the giant worm, Telchin licus licus (DRURY, 1773.This worm has always been considered pest in sugar cane plantation in the North and Northeast regions of thecountry, and, just nowadays, it is a matter of concern to the sugarcane from South Centre region. This observationis to alert the sugar cane farmers about the risk of spread of the pest and damage that can be generated by this specie.A cultura da cana-de-açúcar expande suas fronteiras a cada ano, por todo o território nacional. Comisso, aumenta, a quantidade de biomassa que será aproveitada pelo homem, na produção de açúcar e álcool e,também, por outros organismos, que terão alimentos em abundância. O crescimento da colheita mecanizada coma conseqüente diminuição da queima da palha e a expansão do setor sucroalcooleiro estão provocando mudançasda entomofauna de determinadas áreas ou regiões de canavieiras. Uma das novas ameaças às plantações de canade-açúcar na região Centro-Sul, causando incerteza e inquietação aos produtores, é a broca gigante, Telchinlicus licus (DRURY, 1773. Esse inseto sempre foi considerado praga da cultura da cana-de-açúcar nas regiõesNorte e Nordeste do país, sendo, somente agora, motivo de preocupação para os canaviais da região Centro-Sul.Essa constatação serve para alertar os produtores de cana-de-açúcar sobre o risco de dissemina

  13. Giant duodenal ulcer perforation: a case of innovative repair with an antrum gastric patch Perforación de ulcus gigante duodenal: reparación innovadora mediante una plastia del antro gástrico

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    Javier A. Cienfuegos

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Backgrounds: the treatment of a perforated giant duodenal ulcer (GUDs represents a formidable surgical challenge regarding the duodenal wall defect repair in severe peritonitis setting. A high incidence of dehiscence and hospital mortality (15-40%- has been reported with the majority of the techniques. We report a case of GUDs perforation successfully treated with a subtotal gastrectomy and a gastric patch with the remnant antrum, for repairing the duodenal defect. Case report: a 63-years-old man with antecedents of peptic ulcer disease presents a large duodenal ulcer perforation with 48 hrs delay and associated with severe peritonitis and a retroperitoneal collection. A subtotal gastrectomy with Billroth II reconstruction and reconstruction of the duodenal defect with a patch of the remnant antrum was carried out. The patient was discharged at 17th postoperative day with good tolerance. Discussion: the duodenal defect repair with a patch of the remant antrum, represents a valid alternative in similar circumstances. To our knowledge, it appears to be the first clinical description of this technique.Antecedentes: el tratamiento de un ulcus duodenal gigante (UDG; > 2 cm perforado entraña una gran dificultad técnica, por la reparación del gran defecto duodenal; y por la peritonitis sobreañadida. Todas las técnicas descritas se asocian con un índice elevado de dehiscencias y una mortalidad del 15-40%. Describimos por primera vez el caso de un UDG perforado, tratado mediante una gastrectomía subtotal y con una plastia del antro gástrico remanente. Caso clínico: varón de 63 años que se interviene de un UDG perforado en la 2ª porción duodenal asociado con peritonitis severa y disección de la gotiera parieto-cólica derecha retroperitoneo. Se realiza gastrectomía tipo Bilroth II y reparación del defecto duodenal mediante una plastia con la pared del antro gástrico remanente. El paciente fue dado de alta a los 17 días. Discusión: la

  14. Uma forma gigante em Nicotiana tabacum L.

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    Full Text Available A giant type of tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum L., spontaneously appeared in a tobacco culture at the Central Experiment Station, Campinas, during the agricultural year 1938-39. Cuttings from three of those plants were grown to maturity and seeds were secured from 18 of them. All the seed reproduced the giant type.

  15. Ependimoma myxopapilar sacro gigante con osteolisis

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    Pablo Ajler

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Ependymomas are usually intramedullary tumors. Extradural presentation with invasion of surrounding tissues is extremely rare. We present a case of a sacral ependymoma with extensive local invasion and bony destruction. Case Description: A 53 year old woman with lumbosacral pain, perineal paresthesias and sphincter dysfunction. MRI and CT demonstrated a giant expansive lesion from S2 to S4 with large tissue invasion and osteolysis. A complete resection was performed with good functional results. Anatomopathological examination informed myxopapillary ependymoma. Discussion: The extent of surgical resection is the best predictor of good prognosis. Radiotherapy is reserved as adjuvant to incomplete resection and tumor recurrence. Chemotherapy should only be used in cases where surgery and radiotherapy are contraindicated. Conclusion: intra and extradural osteolitic sacral myxopapillary ependymomas are extremely rare lesions. Although uncommon it should not be excluded from the preoperative diagnosis. Complete resection is the gold standard treatment.

  16. Gigant Eesti Gaas razdajot seti / Artur Tooman

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    Tooman, Artur, 1971-

    2004-01-01

    Eesti Gaas sõlmis firmadega, mis on aastate jooksul ehitanud kümneid kilomeetreid gaasitrasse, tähtajatud lepingud. Nüüd on viieteistkümnel firmal gaasijagamise litsents. Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi kavandatavatest muutustest gaasi müümisel ja transportimisel. Kaart

  17. Cerbral gigantism (Sotos' syndrome)

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    1985-08-01

    The metacarpophalangeal pattern (MCPP) profile in 17 out of 22 patients with Sotos' syndrome was studied throughout the growth period, from 2 weeks to 19 years of age. Two typical MCPP profiles will be described. The first type of profile was found in 13 patients. Although the form of the profile is the same throughout the years, the lengthening of the fingers is most pronounced around 2 years of age. Before and after that period there is a flattening of the curve. The metacarpals are relatively longer below the age of 3 years, above 3 years the lengthening of the proximal phalanges is more pronounced in the profile. The second type of profile was found in 4 patients. This curve is almost a mirror image of the first profile. The fingers are not as long as in the first type and the profile is less pronounced. In one of the 17 patients the transition from the first type to the second type could be demonstrated. One patient had a normal profile.

  18. Ultrafast and Gigantic Spin Injection in Semiconductors

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    Battiato, M.; Held, K.

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    The injection of spin currents in semiconductors is one of the big challenges of spintronics. Motivated by the ultrafast demagnetization and spin injection into metals, we propose an alternative femtosecond route based on the laser excitation of superdiffusive spin currents in a ferromagnet such as Ni. Our calculations show that even though only a fraction of the current crosses the Ni-Si interface, the laser-induced creation of strong transient electrical fields at a ferromagnet-semiconductor interface allows for the injection of chargeless spin currents with record spin polarizations of 80%. Beyond that they are pulsed on the time scale of 100 fs which opens the door for new experiments and ultrafast spintronics.

  19. Ultrafast and Gigantic Spin Injection in Semiconductors.

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    Battiato, M; Held, K

    2016-05-13

    The injection of spin currents in semiconductors is one of the big challenges of spintronics. Motivated by the ultrafast demagnetization and spin injection into metals, we propose an alternative femtosecond route based on the laser excitation of superdiffusive spin currents in a ferromagnet such as Ni. Our calculations show that even though only a fraction of the current crosses the Ni-Si interface, the laser-induced creation of strong transient electrical fields at a ferromagnet-semiconductor interface allows for the injection of chargeless spin currents with record spin polarizations of 80%. Beyond that they are pulsed on the time scale of 100 fs which opens the door for new experiments and ultrafast spintronics. PMID:27232029

  20. Lipossarcoma gigante da vulva: relato de caso

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    Priolli Denise Gonçalves

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O lipossarcoma é neoplasia rara, originária das células mesenquimais primitivas e, entre os sarcomas, é o tipo histológico mais freqüente. Acomete principalmente os membros, podendo atingir outras regiões, sendo rara a localização genital. Os autores relatam caso de lipossarcoma vulvar em paciente de 27 anos, que apresentava massa de crescimento progressivo que limitava a deambulação. O exame físico mostrava tumor vulvar volumoso e ulcerado. A doente foi submetida à ressecção local, tendo o exame histopatológico diagnosticado lipossarcoma bem diferenciado com margens livres de comprometimento. Atualmente a enferma encontra-se bem, sem recidiva da doença, 24 meses após a cirurgia.

  1. Gigantic excitation of Bose-Einstein condensate

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    Karkuszewski, Z P; Zakrzewski, J; Karkuszewski, Zbyszek P.; Sacha, Krzysztof; Zakrzewski, Jakub

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    It is shown that by a modification of the trapping potential one may excite Bose-Einstein condensate to a state in which atomic external degrees of freedom are predominantly in the {\\it excited} trap state. Such an excited condensate can be prepared experimentally --- it requires only a proper change in time of the potential in atomic traps, as realized in laboratories already.

  2. QUALIDADE BACTERIOLÓGICA DE CAMARÕES GIGANTES DA MALÁSIA (Macrobrachium rosembergii CULTIVADOS COM DEJETOS DE AVES BACTERIOLOGICAL QUALITY OF MALASIAN GIANT SHRIMPS (Macrobrachium rosembergii RAISED WITH CHICKEN MANURE

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    Patrícia Lorena da Silva Neves Guimarães

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    No presente experimento verificou-se a qualidade bacteriológica de camarões gigantes da Malásia (Macrobrachium rosembergii cultivados em cativeiro, em consórcio com dejetos de avicultura, na Estação de Piscicultura da Escola de Veterinária da Universidade Federal de Goiás, obtendo-se os seguintes resultados: pesquisa de Salmonella ausência em 25g em todas as amostras; contagem de Staphylococcus aureus - variou de < 1,0 x 10¹ a 2,0 x 10¹ UFC/g contagem de microrganismos aeróbios ou facultativos mesófilos viáveis - < 1,0 x 10¹ a 1,0 x l0³ UFC/g ; psicrotróficos - < 1,0 x 10¹ a 1,0 x 10³ UFC/g; NMP de Coliformes totais - 3 a 15/g; NMP de Coliformes fecais - 3 a 7/g. Os valores acima estão em acordo com o padrão nacional.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Camarão, Macrobrachium rosembergii; dejetos de aves.

    The bacteriological quality of Malaysian giant shrimps (Macrobrachium rosnnbergii raised under captivity condition and fed with aviculture residue was studied in the Station of Pisciculture of the Veterinary School, Federal University of Goiás. The following results were observed: research of Salmonella free in 25g, in all samples; Staphylococcus aureus counts ranged from < 1,0 x 10¹ to 2,0 x 10¹ CFU/g; aerobic or aerobic facultative mesophiles counts ranged from < 1,0 x 10¹ to 1,0³ CFU/g; psicrotrophiles count was < 1,0 x

  3. El Condicionamiento Operante en el Manejo ex situ de Insuficiencia Renal Crónica en nutria gigante (Pteronura brasiliensis en la Fundación Zoológica -resumen-

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    Y M Nuñez-Moreyra

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    Full Text Available El manejo en cautiverio de enfermedades como la insuficiencia renal crónica representa un reto para las instituciones encargadas de la conservación ex situ de fauna silvestre. La insuficiencia renal es una condición que se desarrolla de manera espontánea y progresiva en carnívoros de edad media a avanzada durante periodos de tiempo prolongado‚ dificultando en muchas ocasiones la identificación de la causa subyacente. El daño renal es irreversible‚ por tanto‚ el tratamiento está orientado a reducir la sobrecarga renal y los signos clínicos asociados‚ así como prevenir la progresión de la enfermedad. La nutria gigante (Pteronura brasiliensis es una especie clasificada como en peligro crítico por la IUCN y ubicada en el apéndice I de la CITES; siendo amenazada por la caza ilegal‚ la degradación de hábitat‚ sobrepesca‚ minería y la contaminación de bosques y ríos. Son individuos de gran tamaño (1,5-2m largo y de 25-32kg de peso cuya dieta se basa exclusivamente en pescado‚ llegando a consumir el 10% de su peso al día. En cautiverio la base de la dieta es pescado de agua dulce con bajas concentraciones de tiaminasas y bajo contenido graso‚ suplementando con vitamina B1 y E para prevenir la deficiencia de estos nutrientes. En octubre de 2013 un individuo de Pteronura brasiliensis “Lluvia” macho de 16 años de edad ingresa a procedimientos bajo protocolo anestésico (Ketamina 5mg/kg‚ Dexmedetomidina 0,02mg/kg‚ Isoflurano 1% y Atipamizole 0,15mg/kg como reversor por un cuadro de anorexia y vómitos por periodo prolongado. El examen físico evidenció pérdida ponderal‚ estomatitis ulcerativa y salivación abundante. Se colectaron muestras sanguíneas para hemograma y química; una muestra fecal para coproparasitología y se realizó el descarte de distemper canino (SNAP Test. Los resultados de las pruebas paraclínicas arrojaron lo siguiente: eritrocitosis secundaria por deshidratación como consecuencia

  4. Aneurisma venoso gigante de veia ilíaca externa secundário a fístula arteriovenosa traumática: relato de caso Giant external-iliac-vein aneurysm secondary to traumatic arteriovenous fistula: a case report

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    Patrick Bastos Metzger

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Aneurismas venosos abdominais são raros. Os localizados nas veias ilíacas externas estão entre os mais infrequentes aneurismas venosos publicados na literatura. Relatamos o caso de um paciente jovem com aneurisma venoso gigante de veia ilíaca externa secundário a uma fístula arteriovenosa adquirida há 20 anos, tratado pelos métodos convencional e endovascular com sucesso.Venous abdominal aneurysms are rare entities, especially at the external iliac vein. We report the case of a young male patient who presented with a giant external-iliac-vein aneurysm secondary to an arteriovenous fistula acquired 20 years earlier, and treated successfully by conventional and endovascular methods in our service.

  5. Efecto de la calidad del agua y tamaño de partícula en la producción de quitosano a partir de B-quitina extraída de desperdicios de calamar gigante (Dosidicus gigas)

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    Z. Rocha-Pino; Shirai, K.; L. Arias; H. Vázquez-Torres

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    La pluma de calamar gigante es una fuente importante de B-quitina, la cual tiene un arreglo de cadenas en forma paralela que le da un carácter particular en sus propiedades tales como, alta reactividad, afinidad en disolventes orgánicos y retención de agua. La extracción de la B-quitina se realizó con el método químico, el cual consistió en desmineralización (DM) probando HCl 0.2M ó 1M, posteriormente se realizó la desproteinización (DP) con NaOH en concentraciones de 0.2M a 2M. La DP total, ...

  6. Efeito da adubação e do uso de nematicida na composição química da palma forrageira (Opuntia ficus indica Mill Fertilization and nematicide effects on the chemical composition of cactus forage cv. "Gigante"

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    Margareth Maria Teles

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    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação do Departamento de Zootecnia da UFRPE, com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da adubação e de nematicida na composição da palma forrageira cv. gigante, com sintoma de amarelecimento. Para o plantio utilizaram-se cladódios de cor amarela de palma (Opuntia ficus indica, Mill. Cv. Gigante provenientes da Estação Experimental de Caruaru - IPA, onde foi observado o amarelecimento das plantas. Os tratamentos constaram da presença e ausência de macronutrientes, micronutrientes e de nematicida, em delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas entre os tratamentos para teores de matéria seca, de K, de Ca e de Mg. Para teores de N, de P e de S, a análise de variância revelou diferença significativa. A média geral para teores de MS, N, P, K, Ca, Mg e S foi de 7,29; 1,19; 0,17; 3,31; 1,84; 0,59 e 0,17%, respectivamente. A adição de micronutrientes e de nematicida não influenciou os resultados obtidos para teores de N, P, K, Ca, Mg e S. Os teores de nitrogênio, fósforo e potássio foram superiores nos cladódios mais jovens da planta. Os nutrientes nitrogênio, fósforo e enxofre foram os únicos que influenciaram a composição química.This experiment was carried out in a greenhouse at the Animal Science Department/UFRPE and aimed to evaluate the fertilization and nematicide effects on the chemical composition of cactus forage cv. "Gigante" suffering chlorotic symptoms. Chlorotic cladodes of Cactus forage cv. "Gigante" were used as planting material and they were collected at the Caruaru Experimental Station/IPA in the same location where those symptoms were previously observed. The treatments tested the presence or absence of macronutrients, micronutrients, and nematicide. A completely randomized block design was used and the treatments were replicated four times. No significant differences were found for dry matter

  7. Association of giant congenital melanocytic nevus, halo nevus and vitiligo in a 75-year-old patient Associação de nevo melanocítico congênito gigante, nevo halo e vitiligo. Relato de caso em paciente de 75 anos

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    Marina Leite da Silveira

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available A giant congenital melanocytic nevus represents a rare condition. The halo phenomenon may be seen in congenital or acquired melanocytic nevi. In the literature, association of halo nevus and giant congenital melanocytic nevus is rare and the association of both with vitiligo even more rare. A 75-yearold woman at first consultation complained of a hyperchromic bluish-brown hairy macula on the lower back, buttocks and thighs present since birth and an achromic halo of onset three years ago. The histological features were consistent with congenital melanocytic nevus and halo nevus, respectively. After two years the patient developed achromic areas in normal skin, histologically consistent with vitiligo. The authors emphasize the rarity of this triple combination, the patient's age and the absence of malignant degeneration to date.Nevo melanocitico congênito gigante constitui uma condição rara. O fenômeno halo pode ser observado em nevos melanocíticos congênitos ou adquiridos. Na literatura a associação nevo halo e nevo melanocítico congênito gigante é rara e a associação de ambos com vitiligo ainda mais rara. Mulher de 75 anos que à primeira consulta apresentava mácula hipercrômica castanho-azulada pilosa na região lombar, nádegas e coxas desde o nascimento e halo acrômico de aparecimento há 3 anos. Os histológicos foram compatíveis com nevo melanocítico congênito e nevo halo respectivamente. Após dois anos evoluiu com áreas de acromia à distância, com histológico de vitiligo. Os autores ressaltam a raridade desta tripla associação; a idade da paciente e a ausência de degeneração maligna até o presente momento.

  8. Experiência inicial com a técnica de Pomerantzeff para redução do tamanho do átrio esquerdo gigante Initial experience with Pomerantzeff's technique for reduction of the size of giant left atrium

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    Jocerlano Santos de Sousa

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A mais comum indicação de correção cirúrgica de átrio esquerdo gigante está associada à insuficiência da valva mitral, com ou sem fibrilação atrial. Diversas técnicas para este fim já estão descritas com resultados variáveis. OBJETIVO: Apresentar a experiência inicial com a técnica da ressecção triangular tangencial (Pomerantzeff. MÉTODOS: De 2002 a 2010, quatro pacientes foram submetidos a operação da valva mitral com redução do volume do átrio esquerdo pela técnica da ressecção triangular tangencial em nosso serviço. Três pacientes eram do sexo feminino. A idade variou de 21 a 51 anos. Os quatro pacientes encontravam-se com fibrilação atrial. A fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo no pré-operatório variava de 38% a 62%. O diâmetro do átrio esquerdo variou de 78 a 140 mm. Após o tratamento da disfunção mitral, o átrio esquerdo foi reduzido por meio de ressecção triangular tangencial da sua parede posterior, entre as veias pulmonares, para evitar distorções anatômicas do anel mitral ou veias pulmonares, reduzindo a tensão na linha de sutura. RESULTADOS: Tempo médio de internação hospitalar foi de 21,5 ± 6,5 dias. O tempo de circulação extracorpórea médio foi de 130 ± 30 minutos. Não houve sangramento cirúrgico ou mortalidade no período pós-operatório. Todos os pacientes tiveram o ritmo sinusal restabelecido na saída de circulação extracorpórea, mantendo esse ritmo no pós-operatório. O diâmetro médio do átrio esquerdo foi reduzido em 50,5 ± 19,5%. A fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo melhorou em todas as pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados iniciais com essa técnica têm demonstrado redução efetiva do átrio esquerdo.INTRODUCTION: The most common indication for surgical correction of giant left atrium is associated with mitral valve insufficiency with or without atrial fibrillation. Several techniques for this purpose are already described

  9. Gibraltar, identidad de un colectivo de origen africano en el Zulia (1820-1840

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    Marisol Rodríguez Arrieta

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    Full Text Available Gibraltar durante el siglo XIX fue el espacio atípico de la región zuliana. La forma de actuar y de resolver sus problemas al parecer responde al trato dado por las autoridades españolas y crio- llas durante dos siglos de historia esclavista; se constituyó en uno de los puertos más importantes y necesarios para pasar los productos que salían de Maracaibo y los que ésta recibía de Mérida y Tru- jillo. Su localización geográfica privilegiada fue el principal elemento que contribuyó a la creación de su identidad local, el apego a su espacio y las ventajas que este les ofreció permitió en el tiempo crear una micro-región con áreas productivas de gran provecho para los espacios ubicados en sus al - rededores. La defensa de su modo de vida, condujo al colectivo a enfrentarse con el centro de poder provincial; situación que hacía complejo el ejercicio del poder en la capital de la provincia ante la diversidad de demandas y formas de oposición. Las peculiaridades de su proceso histórico: pobla- ción no esclava logró en un período de larga duración definirse como un grupo social con sus pro- pios mecanismos y normativas de defensa y ataque.

  10. O Brasil africano de Jorge Amado : territórios, cartografias & fotografias

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    Sanzio Araújo dos Anjos, Rafael

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    Uma das questões estruturais relacionada à cultura africana no Brasil que continua merecendo investigação e conhecimento, está relacionada aos aspectos historiográficos e geográficos da formação e distribuição da população de ancestralidade na África do território brasileiro. O paper resgata as principais referências geográficas e cartografias presentes nas obras do escritor Jorge Amado e utilizamos como espaços de investigação, nesta oportunidade, as representações espaciais do Estado da Bah...

  11. Gigantic neurocysticercosis: diagnosis and therapy;Neurocisticercose gigante: diagnostico e tratamento

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    Brandao, Rafael Augusto Castro Santiago; Dellaretti Filho, Marcos Antonio, E-mail: rafabrand@hotmail.co [Hospital Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Nunes, Tadeu Wilker; Totola, Paolo Victor Fernandes; Fonseca, Vinicius Silveira; Souza, Warley Cristiano de [Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina

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    Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common parasitic infection of the nervous system. Considered a global epidemic, the parasite presents, mainly, as asymptomatic. Usually treatment is clinical, but in some selected cases surgical intervention is a good treatment option. In our case, keeping in view the magnitude of intracranial injury, surgery was the therapy chosen. A female patient, aged 54, Mulatto, native of Novo Cruzeiro (MG) and raised in Belo Horizonte. Presented with intense frontal headache, which progressed to right hemiparesis and seizure. Ten days after onset of symptoms, sought the service of emergency care. Tomography (CT) revealed a hypodense area in left frontoparietal region with characteristics of cystic lesion.

  12. The comparison of abdominal-wall-lift gasless and convention laparoscopy in myomectomy for gigantic hysteromyoma in posterior wall%无气腹悬吊式腹腔镜与传统气腹腹腔镜对后壁巨大子宫肌瘤剜除术的临床疗效比较

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    吴继蓉; 彭晓梅; 陈霞

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨无气腹悬吊式腹腔镜在困难子宫肌瘤剜除术中的应用价值.方法 对比分析2009年1月~2011年12月在妇产科同期施行无气腹腹腔镜与气腹腹腔镜后壁巨大子宫肌瘤剜除情况,比较两者手术时间、术中出血量、术后排气时间、住院日、住院费用等情况.结果 两组患者术中无并发症发生,无气腹组手术时间(67.6±24.7)min,术中出血量(80.0±50.1)ml,术后排气时间(1.1±0.5)d,平均住院日(7.2±1.8)d,平均住院费用(6274.5±500.4)元;气腹组手术时间(108.1±25.3)min,术中出血量(184.9±56.3)ml,术后排气时间(2.6±0.4)d,住院日(10.2±2.9)d,住院费用(7510.8±624.7)元.组间比较,差异有显著性(均P<0.05).结论 无气腹悬吊式腹腔镜后壁巨大子宫肌瘤剜除术优于传统气腹腹腔镜,可能会成为子宫肌瘤剜除术的标准术式.%Objective To discuss the value of abdominal lift gasless laparoscopy in g myomectomy for gigantic hysteromyoma in posterior wall. Methods Operation time, blood loss, anus exhaust time, the hospital day,and the cost of hospitalization were compared between 30 cases with gigantic hysteromyoma in the uterus back wall undergone laparoscopy without pneumoperitoneum and 30 cases undergone conventional laparoscopy. Results The general conditions (number and size of myoma) of 2 groups were not significantly different. There were no complications in both group. The average operating time (67. 6±24. 7)min, the amount of bleeding (80. 0±50.1)ml, anus exhaust timed. l±0. 5)d, the hospital day(7. 2±1. 8)d,and the cost of hospitalization(6274. 5±500. 4)RMB of Abdominal-wall-lift gasless laparoscopy group were significantly shorter and cheaper than those of convential laparoscopy group (108. 1±25. 3)min, (184. 9± 56.3)ml, (2.6±0.4)d, (10. 2±2. 9)d, (7510. 8±624. 7)RMB (P<0. 05). Conclusion Gasless laparoscopy exhibits more advantages than conventional laparoscopy in myomectomy for gigantic hysteromyoma

  13. 子宫动脉栓塞联合宫腔镜治疗巨大子宫黏膜下肌瘤临床分析%Uterine artery embolization combined with hysteroscopy in treatment of gigantic submucosal fibroids of uterus

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    目的 探讨对巨大子宫黏膜下肌瘤行子宫动脉栓塞联合宫腔镜治疗的临床效果.方法 随机选取本院2013年8月至2014年3月期间收治的巨大子宫黏膜下肌瘤患者64例,按照治疗方案的不同将其分为观察组和对照组.其中对照组患者行宫腔镜电切术,观察组患者则采用子宫动脉栓塞联合宫腔镜进行治疗,对两组患者的临床治疗效果及其并发症的发生情况进行观察对比.结果 观察组患者的手术治疗总有效率为96.88%,明显高于对照组患者(40.63%);观察组患者术后并发症的发生率为12.50%,明显低于对照组患者(40.63%);差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 采用子宫动脉栓塞联合宫腔镜治疗巨大子宫黏膜下肌瘤,效果显著,有助于彻底清除肌瘤组织,促进患者术后恢复,建议在临床上进一步推广.%Objective To investigate the clinical effect of uterine artery embolization combined with hysteroscopy in the treatment of gigantic submucosal fibroids of uterus.Methods 64 patients with gigantic submucosal fibroids of uterus admitted in our hospital from August 2013 to March 2014 were randomly selected and were divided into an observation group and a control group according to different treatment regimens.The control group was treated with hysteroscopic surgery and the observation group with uterine artery embolization and hysteroscopy.The clinical therapeutic effect and the incidence of relevant complication in both groups were observed and compared.Results The total effective rate of the surgical treatment of the observation group was 96.88%, which was significantly higher than that of the control group (40.63%);the incidence of postoperative complications of the observation group was 12.50%, which was significantly lower than that of the control group (40.63%);the differences were statistically significant (P<0.05).Conclusions Uterine artery embolization combined with hysteroscopy in the

  14. Pneumonia complicada por pneumatocele gigante em criança com síndrome da imunodeficência adquirida: importância da fisioterapia respiratória Pneumonia complicated by a giant pneumatocele in a child with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: importance of chest physiotherapy

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    Silvia Regina M. de Paula

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever os efeitos do tratamento fisioterapêutico na prevenção de complicações respiratórias de uma criança com síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida, que apresentava pneumatocele gigante. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Criança com oito anos de idade, do sexo feminino, encaminhada para acompanhamento fisioterapêutico em hospital universitário devido a quadro de hipersecreção pulmonar, histórico de pneumonias e presença de pneumatocele gigante. A conduta fisioterapêutica incluiu técnicas de higiene brônquica ativa, envolvendo fluxo aéreo expiratório, com o intuito de promover a desobstrução pulmonar sem causar risco de complicações à criança. O seguimento foi multiprofissional e direcionado à prevenção de infecções recorrentes e de ruptura da bolha, que tornariam necessária a internação hospitalar. Durante o acompanhamento, o quadro pulmonar manteve-se estável, sem aumento ou ruptura da pneumatocele, radiograficamente visível. COMENTÁRIOS: A atuação da fisioterapia respiratória nos casos de pneumatocele gigante não está definida na literatura. Não há, até o momento, evidências de seus efeitos benéficos, bem como diretrizes a respeito dos métodos mais eficientes e seguros. Ao contrário, muito se discute sobre os riscos e complicações decorrentes dessa intervenção. No presente caso, a assistência fisioterapêutica regular foi importante para garantir a estabilidade do quadro pulmonar da criança, sendo necessários estudos com desenho metodológico apropriado para verificação de eficácia clínica.OBJECTIVE: To describe the effects of chest physiotherapy in preventing respiratory complications in a child with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and a giant pneumatocele. CASE DESCRIPTION: An eight-year-old female child was sent to the physiotherapy service of a university hospital due to pulmonary hypersecretion, repeated pneumonias and presence of a giant pneumatocele. The physiotherapy

  15. Consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma gigante (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill e palma orelha-de-elefante (Opuntia sp. = Intake and ingestive behavior of sheep and goats fed with cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill and prickly pear (Opuntia sp.

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    Agenor Costa Ribeiro Neto

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma Gigante (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill e palma Orelhade-elefante (Opuntia sp.. Foram utilizados 20 animais mestiços, sendo dez caprinos e dez ovinos, alojados em galpão coletivo, contidos individualmente por meio de cordas, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em um arranjo fatorial 2 x 2 (duas espécies animais e duas variedades de palma. As observações comportamentais foram realizadas em intervalos de 5 min. por um período de 24h. Os consumos de matéria seca, extrato etéreo, fibra em detergenteácido, carboidratos totais e carboidratos não-fibrosos foram menores (p 0,05 sobre o tempo gasto comalimentação e eficiência de alimentação. O tempo gasto com ruminação foi maior para a dieta com palma Gigante, consequentemente os animais da dieta com palma Orelha-de-elefante permaneceram mais tempo em ócio. Comparando as espécies caprina e ovina, verificou-se que aeficiência de ruminação, tanto de MS quanto de FDN, foi maior para a espécie ovina. Os animais gastaram mais tempo ruminando deitados do que em pé, mas não foi verificada diferença quanto ao lado escolhido para deitarem.The objective of this study was to evaluate the intake and ingestive behavior of sheep and goats fed with cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill and prickly pear (Opuntia sp.. Twenty crossbred animals – 10 sheep and 10 goats – were used. They were lodged in a collective shed, contained individually with ropes, distributed using a completely randomized design, and treated with a 2 x 2 factorial arrangement (2 animal species and 2 varieties of cactus. Behavioralobservations were made at five-minute intervals during a 24-hour period. Dry matter, ether extract, acid detergent fiber, total carbohydrate and non-fibrous carbohydrate intake were reduced (p 0.05 on feeding time and feeding efficiency. The time spent with

  16. Raeder's syndrome after embolization of a giant intracavernous carotid artery aneurysm: pathophysiological considerations Síndrome de Raeder após embolização de aneurisma gigante de artéria carótida intracavernosa: considerações fisiopatológicas

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    Claudio Esteves Tatsui

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available We present the case of a 47 years old woman submitted to an endovascular trapping of a left cavernous internal carotid artery aneurysm, in which the distal balloon was inflated, as usually done, within the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery, different from the proximal one which was inflated inside the carotid canal due to technical problems. Consequently, a clinical picture of Raeder's paratrigeminal neuralgia took place. This is the first case report in the literature with theses characteristics. A review of the anatomic pathways and further considerations about the possible pathophysiological mechanisms involved are presented.Apresentamos o caso de uma mulher de 47 anos submetida a obliteração endovascular de um aneurisma gigante de carótida interna cavernosa à esquerda, no qual o balão distal foi inflado, tal como usual, dentro do segmento cavernoso da artéria carótida interna, diferente do proximal, o qual foi inflado dentro do canal carotídeo devido a problemas técnicos. Conseqüentemente, um quadro clínico de neuralgia paratrigeminal de Raeder se instalou. Este é o primeiro relato na literatura com estas características. Uma revisão das vias anatômicas e maiores considerações a respeito de possíveis mecanismos fisiopatológicos envolvidos são apresentados.

  17. Perfluoroctano líquido como tamponante vitreorretiniano de curta duração no pós-operatório de portadores de descolamento de retina por ruptura gigante Perfluoroctane liquid as a short-term vitreous-retinal tamponade in the postoperative period in patients with retinal detachment due to giant tears

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    Marcelo Carvalho Ventura

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Relatar os resultados de vitrectomia via pars plana com utilização de perfluocarbono líquido (Perfluoroctano-Ophtalmos®, como tamponante vítreo-retiniano de curta duração, no pós-operatório de portadores de descolamento de retina, por ruptura gigante. MÉTODOS: Estudaram-se dez desses pacientes. Todos os casos eram complicados por vitreorretinopatia proliferativa grau B ou pior com rupturas que variavam em extensão de 90º a 210º. O perfluorocarbono líquido foi introduzido, por via pars plana, com o volume necessário para ultrapassar o limite posterior da ruptura, permanecendo no pós-operatório por cinco dias, estando os pacientes em decúbito dorsal. Após esse período submetiam-se a segunda intervenção para troca do perfluorocarbono líquido para gás ou óleo de silicone. RESULTADOS: Após período de acompanhamento médio de 16,2 ± 12,4 meses (2 a 43 meses, 80% das retinas estavam aplicadas, sendo necessária a repetição desta técnica em 1 caso (10% caso e em 2 casos (20% não houve reaplicação da retina por vitreorretinopatia avançada. Houve melhora da acuidade visual em 5 casos (50%. CONCLUSÃO: Observaram-se bons resultados quanto à aplicação da retina (80% e melhora da acuidade visual (50% quando do uso do perfluorocarbono líquido como tamponante vitreorretiniano de curta duração no pós-operatório de cirurgias de descolamento de retina por rupturas gigantes.PURPOSE: To report pars plana vitrectomy results of intravitreous use of liquid perfluorocarbon as a short-term postoperative tamponade in retinal detachment due to giant tears in a series of patients. METHODS: Ten of those patients, all of them complicated by proliferative vitreoretinopathy grade B or worse, with tear extension varying from 90º to 210º were studied. Perfluorocarbon liquid was injected via pars plana until the posterior tear limit, remaining in the postoperative period during five days, with the patients in supine position

  18. Astrocitoma subependimário de células gigantes em pacientes com esclerose tuberosa: achados em ressonância magnética de dez casos Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma in patients with tuberous sclerosis: magnetic resonance imaging findings in ten cases

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    Karina Takata

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Relatar os achados de ressonância magnética (RM em 10 casos de astrocitoma subependimário de células gigantes (ASCG em pacientes com esclerose tuberosa (ET. MÉTODO: Foram estudados de forma retrospectiva 10 pacientes com ET e diagnóstico histológico comprovado de ASCG. Quatro pacientes eram do sexo masculino e seis do feminino, com idade média de 15,7 anos. Todos os pacientes foram investigados com RM, sendo os exames revisados por dois radiologistas, havendo decisão por consenso sobre os achados de imagem. Foram analisados os seguintes achados: localização, dimensões, intensidade de sinal em T1/T2, realce pós-contraste e outros achados associados. RESULTADOS: Todos os pacientes apresentaram lesão única sugestiva de ASCG, medindo entre 1,5 cm e 8 cm em seu maior diâmetro. Oito lesões foram encontradas junto ao forame de Monro (80% e duas adjacentes ao corpo do ventrículo lateral (20%. Os tumores apresentavam nas imagens pesadas em T1 médio sinal (70% e em T2 alto sinal (100%, com realce intenso após a administração do gadolínio (100%. CONCLUSÃO: Os astrocitomas subependimários de células gigantes em pacientes com ET em geral apresentam-se como lesão única próxima ao forame de Monro, com médio sinal nas imagens ponderadas em T1, alto sinal em T2 e realce intenso após a administração de contraste.OBJECTIVE: To report the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI findings in 10 patients with subependimal giant cell astrocytoma (SGCA and tuberous sclerosis (TS. METHOD: Ten patients were retrospectively studied, presenting TS and histologically proven SGCA. Four patients were male and six female, with mean age 15.7 years. All patients underwent MRI, which was analyzed by two radiologists, final diagnosis was reached by consensus. The following findings were studied: topography, size, signal intensity on T1/T2-weighted images, contrast enhancement and associated findings. RESULTS: All patients presented a single lesion

  19. Avaliação da agressividade da lesão de células gigantes periférica da cavidade bucal através de estudo histoquímico-imunohistoquímico = Evaluation of the aggressiveness of peripheral giant cell lesion of the oral cavity by means of a hystochemical-immunohystochemical study

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    De Carli, João Paulo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Estudar a agressividade da lesão de células gigantes periférica (LCGP através de um estudo histoquímico e imunohistoquímico. Metodologia: Foram revisados os arquivos da Faculdade de Odontologia de Araçatuba (FOA-UNESP e da Faculdade de Odontologia da Universidade de Passo Fundo (FOUPF, tendo sido obtidos 181 casos de LCGP, dos quais 61 preencheram os critérios de elegibilidade. Primeiramente, graduou-se a agressividade das LCGPs, que foram distribuídas em três grupos de estudo com base em achados clínicos e radiográficos. Em seguida, os cortes histológicos das 61 LCGPs, corados por H. E. , foram analisados para confirmação diagnóstica. Posteriormente, investigou-se a proliferação celular de 15 casos de LCGPs através de contagem e aferição da área de AgNORs (regiões de organização nucleolar e avaliação da imunoexpressão dos marcadores PCNA, Ki-67 e p53. Resultados: Não se constatou diferença na área das AgNORs e na expressão do PCNA entre as LCGPs dos três grupos estudados, e o p53 não foi efetivo na imunomarcação das lesões analisadas. Notou-se diferença estatisticamente significativa no número de AgNORs e na expressão do Ki-67 entre os grupos estudados. Conclusão: Os resultados de AgNOR e Ki-67 sugerem que a agressividade clínicoradiográfica das LCGPs pode ser relacionada com sua atividade proliferativa celular

  20. Aneurisma gigante do segmento intracavernoso da carótida interna associado a doença renal policística autossômica dominante: relato de caso Giant aneurysm of the intracavernous internal carotid artery associated with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: case report

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    Keven F. Ponte

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta-se o caso de mulher de 60 anos com doença renal policística autossômica dominante (DRPAD que desenvolveu quadro de cefaléia e oftalmoplegia completa à direita. A TC levantou a hipótese de um aneurisma gigante do segmento intracavernoso da carótida interna direita, o que foi confirmado pela arteriografia. Realizou-se, então, tratamento endovascular por oclusão do vaso parental com molas destacáveis no segmento supraclinóideo. A paciente evoluiu com a interrupção da cefaléia e com redução parcial da ptose e da oftalmoplegia. Neste artigo, enfatiza-se a relação entre DRPAD e aneurismas intracranianos. Comenta-se a história natural dos aneurismas originados no segmento intracavernoso da artéria carótida interna e comparam-se as opções terapêuticas no manejo destas lesões.We report the case of a 60 years-old woman with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD that presented with headache and right complete ophthalmoplegia. The CT scan raised the possibility of a giant aneurysm of the right intracavernous internal carotid artery, confirmed by angiography. The patient underwent endovascular occlusion of parent vessel with detachable coils, then she presented interruption of headache and partial recovery of ptosis and ophthalmoplegia. We emphasize the relationship between ADPKD and intracranial aneurysms. We also discuss the natural history and compare the therapeutic options for the management of giant aneurysms of the cavernous portion of the carotid artery.

  1. 血清叶酸和维生素B12检测在巨幼细胞性贫血诊疗中的作用%Detection of Serum Folate and Vitamin B1 2 in the Role of Gigantic Young Cell Anemia Diagnosis and Treatment

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    任从棉; 常娟玲; 李志军

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    Objective To explore the serum folic acid (FOL)and vitamin B12 (Vit B12)levels in gigantic young cell anemia (MA)in the diagnosis and treatment effect.Methods Select in March 2010 to March 2013,examined with clear cell mor-phology in the diagnosis of 50 patients with gigantic young cell anemia as observation group.Another selection during the same period to hospital for a medical 52 cases of healthy people as control group,observation group treated with FOL and Vit B1 2 8~1 5 d,with SIEMENS SIEMENS ADVIA Centaur CP automatic chemiluminescence immune analyzer to observe group before and after treatment and the control group was used to detect the serum FOL and Vit B1 2 levels,respectively, for all the test results were analyzed.Results Observation group before treatment serum FOL and Vit B12 levels (2.23± 0.11 ng/ml and 125.21±94.14 pg/ml)significantly lower than the control group (5.49± 3.91 ng/ml and 356.70±185.46 pg/ml),differences were statistically significant (t=5.89,P0.05;t=1.51,P>0.05).Conclusion The detection of serum FOL and Vit B12 levels,can be used as a gigantic young cell anemia is the effective means to the diagnosis and treatment effect monitoring.%目的:探讨血清叶酸(FOL)和维生素 B12(Vit B12)水平在巨幼细胞性贫血(MA)诊疗中的作用。方法选取2010年3月~2013年3月,经检查有明确细胞形态学诊断的巨幼细胞性贫血患者50例作为观察组;另选取同期来院进行体检的52例健康人群作为对照组,观察组接受FOL和Vit B12治疗8~15天,用西门子SIEMENS ADVIA Centaur CP全自动化学发光免疫分析仪对观察组治疗前、治疗后及对照组分别进行血清 FOL和 Vit B12水平检测,对所有检测结果进行统计分析。结果观察组治疗前血清 FOL和 Vit B12水平(2.23±0.11 ng/ml和125.21±94.14 pg/ml)明显低于对照组(5.49±3.91 ng/ml和356.77±185.46 pg/ml),差异均有统计学显著性意义(t=5.89,P<0.01;t=7

  2. Síndrome de cauda equina por hernia discal gigante

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    Barriga, A.; Villas, C.

    2002-01-01

    La aparición de forma aguda o rápidamente progresiva de un cuadro de ciatalgia bilateral, con disminución completa de la fuerza de los pies y ocasionalmente del cuádriceps acompañado de retención y/o incontinencia urinaria e hipoestesia en silla de montar debe hacernos sospechar de la existencia de un síndrome de compresión de la cola de caballo, generalmente a causa de una hernia discal. Se trata de una urgencia quirúrgica absoluta en la patología del raquis. La identificación del síndrom...

  3. Nurka surutud gigant näitab hambaid / Edith Steinberg

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    Steinberg, Edith

    2005-01-01

    Maailma suurim autotootja General Motors teatas aasta lõpus, et vabastab töölt 30 000 inimest ja tosin Põhja-Ameerika tehast hakkavad tööle osalise koormusega. Hoolimata asjaolust, et korporatsioonil on ligi 75 miljardi dollariline võlg, püüab GM-i tegevjuht Rick Wagoner avalikkust rahustada väitega, et hetkel on ettevõttel raha 22 miljardit ja pankrotti välja kuuluta pole plaanis. Vt. samas: Autsaiderite võidukäik; Koledada autod ja valed otsused

  4. Gigantic particle collision machine does "mini Big Bangs"

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    2007-01-01

    "The world's largest machine is reputed to be the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva and everything about it is big. Designed to carry out high energy particle collisions, when completed next year, one of the collider's experiments includes a 10'000 ton detector." (1/2 page)

  5. Acromegalic gigantism, physicians and body snatching. Past or present?

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    de Herder, Wouter W

    2012-09-01

    The skeletons of 2 famous acromegalic giants: Charles Byrne (1761-1783) and Henri Cot = Joseph Dusorc (1883-1912) and the embalmed body of the famous acromegalic giant Édouard Beaupré (1881-1904) all ended up in the medical collections of museums despite the fact that these patients had never donated or even refused to donate their corpses, nor had their relatives given permission. The corpse of the acromegalic giant John Aasen (1890-1938) was voluntarily donated to a physician annex collector of trivia from acromegalic giants. The autopsy on the acromegalic giant John Turner (1874-1911) was performed during his funeral ceremony without the relatives being informed. Only recently, the acromegalic giant Alexander Sizonenko (1959-2012) was made a financial offer during his life in exchange for his body after his death. The case-histories of these 6 patients and also the circumstances that led to the (in-) voluntary donation of their bodies are reviewed.

  6. Acromegalic gigantism, physicians and body snatching. Past or present?

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    W.W. de Herder (Wouter)

    2012-01-01

    textabstractThe skeletons of 2 famous acromegalic giants: Charles Byrne (1761-1783) and Henri Cot = Joseph Dusorc (1883-1912) and the embalmed body of the famous acromegalic giant Édouard Beaupré (1881-1904) all ended up in the medical collections of museums despite the fact that these patients had

  7. Gigantic Copper-Molybdenum Mining Project Contract Signed in Guangdong

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    2011-01-01

    <正>With the reserves of nearly 1,000,000 tons of copper and approximately 250,000 tons of molybdenum and a total investment of RMB 5 billion, Guangdong Fengkai Yuanzhushan copper-molybdenum mining project contract was inked on October 13, 2011. It is reported that this is China’s second largest open-cast copper molybdenum mine next only to Dexing Copper Mine.

  8. Familial gigantism caused by an NSD1 mutation.

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    Haelst, M.M. van; Hoogeboom, J.J.; Baujat, G.; Bruggenwirth, H.T.; Laar, I. van de; Coleman, K.; Rahman, N.; Niermeijer, M.F.; Drop, S.L.; Scambler, P.J.

    2005-01-01

    A three-generation family with autosomal dominant segregation of a novel NSD1 mutation (6605G --> A, resulting in Cys2202Tyr) is reported. Haploinsufficiency of NSD1 has been identified as the major cause of Sotos syndrome. The overgrowth condition (MIM 117550) is characterized by facial anomalie

  9. Growth hormone isoforms in a girl with gigantism.

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    Ng, L L; Chasalow, F I; Escobar, O; Blethen, S L

    1999-01-01

    Several previous investigations have suggested that there may be different growth hormone isoforms in patients with acromegaly. We used three different site-specific monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to investigate growth hormone (GH) isoforms in serum from an 8 year-old girl with a GH and prolactin secreting adenoma. The pattern of GH-immunoreactivity was dependent on the circumstances of collection. Serum obtained after oral glucose had very little cross reactivity with MAb 352 although concentrations of up to 15 micrograms/l were found with two other MAbs, 033 and 665. MAb 352 does not recognize the 20,000 dalton isoform of GH (20K) while both MAb 033 and 665 do. The same pattern of GH immunoreactivity (low MAb 352, equal and higher MAb 033 and 665) was seen in other baseline samples. In contrast, samples obtained after TRH/GnRH showed immunoreactivity patterns expected for a mixture of 22,000 dalton isoform of GH (22K) with only a small amount of 20K. GH samples obtained during sleep showed both patterns with episodic peaks with equal immunoreactivity superimposed on the basal pattern (decreased activity with MAb 352). Affinity chromatography of basal samples showed that a portion of the GH immunoreactivity was neither 22K nor 20K, although in stimulated samples, over 70% of GH was 22K or 20K GH. In conclusion, the nature of GH isoforms present in serum varies with GH concentration. These differences may contribute to the known difficulty in correlating disease activity and random GH measurements in patients with GH secreting adenomas. PMID:10392356

  10. Anaesthesia for transsphenoidal surgery in a patient with extreme gigantism.

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    Chan, V W; Tindal, S

    1988-03-01

    The management of anaesthesia for transsphenoidal removal of a pituitary adenoma in a true pituitary giant with acromegaly is described. Problems which may be anticipated in such a patient and an approach to their management are discussed, with particular emphasis upon the need for thorough preoperative assessment of the upper airway and the provision of adequate pulmonary ventilation during anaesthesia. PMID:3355744

  11. Benign or Malignant? Two Case Reports of Gigantic Prostatic Cyst

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    Jiang Yu

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available A 60-year-old male with a huge prostate cyst presented with obstruction symptom of urethra and intestinal tract. Complete excision of the cystic prostate failed as a result of the strong adherence and twice operations history, but we confirmed prostate adenocarcinoma and relieved his obstruction symptom. Case 2 was a 77-year-old male with an 8 cm cyst of which biopsy showed prostate cancer in local hospital. He was admitted 18 months later because of intestinal obstruction. Radical resection had a satisfied result of obstruction symptom and PSA. Here we summarized malignant characteristics of cystic lesions in prostate or surrounding structures and management.

  12. Gigantism, temperature and metabolic rate in terrestrial poikilotherms

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    Makarieva, Anastassia M.; Gorshkov, Victor G.; Li, Bai-Lian

    2005-01-01

    The mechanisms dictating upper limits to animal body size are not well understood. We have analysed body length data for the largest representatives of 24 taxa of terrestrial poikilotherms from tropical, temperate and polar environments. We find that poikilothermic giants on land become two–three times shorter per each 10 degrees of decrease in ambient temperature. We quantify that this diminution of maximum body size accurately compensates the drop of metabolic rate dictated by lower tempera...

  13. Gigantism, temperature and metabolic rate in terrestrial poikilotherms.

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    Makarieva, Anastassia M; Gorshkov, Victor G; Li, Bai-Lian

    2005-11-01

    The mechanisms dictating upper limits to animal body size are not well understood. We have analysed body length data for the largest representatives of 24 taxa of terrestrial poikilotherms from tropical, temperate and polar environments. We find that poikilothermic giants on land become two-three times shorter per each 10 degrees of decrease in ambient temperature. We quantify that this diminution of maximum body size accurately compensates the drop of metabolic rate dictated by lower temperature. This supports the idea that the upper limit to body size within each taxon can be set by a temperature-independent critical minimum value of mass-specific metabolic rate, a fall below which is not compatible with successful biological performance. PMID:16191647

  14. A rare gigantic solitary cysticercosis pseudotumour of the neck

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    Uledi, Seif J

    2010-01-01

    Cysticercosis is one of the ancient parasitic infections and endemic in many parts of the developing world. Humans acquire cysticercosis when they ingest pork tapeworm eggs either through faecal-oral route by eating faecally contaminated food or by auto infection. The clinical picture largely depends on the location of larval encystment. Neurocysticercosis is the most common form of presentation. Solitary extra neural lesions are quite rare and fairly small in size. We present a very unique c...

  15. Glassy protein dynamics and gigantic solvent reorganization energy of plastocyanin

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    LeBard, David N

    2007-01-01

    We report the results of Molecular Dynamics simulations of electron transfer activation parameters of plastocyanin metalloprotein involved as electron carrier in natural photosynthesis. We have discovered that slow, non-ergodic conformational fluctuations of the protein, coupled to hydrating water, result in a very broad distribution of donor-acceptor energy gaps far exceeding that observed for commonly studied inorganic and organic donor-acceptor complexes. The Stokes shift is not affected by these fluctuations and can be calculated from solvation models in terms of the response of the solvent dipolar polarization. The non-ergodic character of large-amplitude protein/water mobility breaks the strong link between the Stokes shift and reorganization energy characteristic of equilibrium (ergodic) theories of electron transfer. This mechanism might be responsible for low activation barriers in natural electron transfer proteins characterized by low reaction free energy.

  16. Gigantic Enhancement in Sensitivity Using Schottky Contacted Nanowire Nanosensor

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    Wei, Te-Yu

    2009-12-09

    A new single nanowire based nanosensor is demonstrated for illustrating its ultrahigh sensitivity for gas sensing. The device is composed of a single ZnO nanowire mounted on Pt electrodes with one end in Ohmic contact and the other end in Schottky contact. The Schottky contact functions as a "gate" that controls the current flowing through the entire system. By tuning the Schottky barrier height through the responsive variation of the surface chemisorbed gases and the amplification role played by the nanowire to Schottky barrier effect, an ultrahigh sensitivity of 32 000% was achieved using the Schottky contacted device operated in reverse bias mode at 275 °C for detection of 400 ppm CO, which is 4 orders of magnitude higher than that obtained using an Ohmic contact device under the same conditions. In addition, the response time and reset time have been shortened by a factor of 7. The methodology and principle illustrated in the paper present a new sensing mechanism that can be readily and extensively applied to other gas sensing systems. © 2009 American Chemical Society.

  17. Mixoma atrial gigante simulando estenose mitral grave em paciente jovem

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Homem de 20 anos, previamente hígido, com quadro clínico de dispneia paroxística noturna e cansaço aos médios esforços com evolução em torno de dez dias, apresentou, ao exame ecocardiográfico, mixoma em átrio esquerdo funcionando como estenose mitral grave.

  18. Crescimento ponderal de filhotes de tartaruga gigante da Amazônia (Podocnemis expansa submetidos a tratamento com rações isocalóricas contendo diferentes níveis de proteína bruta Body growth of one-month giant Amazonian turtle (Podocnemis Expansa fed isocaloric diet with different levels of crude protein concentration

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    Vinicius Augusto Sá

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available A criação de Podocnemis expansa, a tartaruga-da-amazônia, com finalidade comercial foi implantada no Brasil em 1992. Contudo, muitas questões acerca do manejo, da nutrição, da sanidade e, principalmente, da reprodução ainda são obscuras. Visando contribuir para o desenvolvimento de uma metodologia alimentar da espécie, objetivou-se testar diferentes níveis de proteína da dieta. Uma amostra de 480 animais neonatos de, aproximadamente, um mês de vida foram trazidos de uma área de proteção localizada no rio Araguaia no Estado Goiás para o Núcleo de Pscicultura Experimental/UFG. Os animais foram divididos em seis grupos de 80 animais e colocados em caixas de água de 500 litros. Cinco grupos receberam rações formuladas com diferentes teores de proteína bruta (PB vegetal: PB 18% (PB18, PB 21% (PB21, PB 24% (PB24, PB 27% (PB27 e PB 30% (PB30, enquanto o outro grupo (PBA30 recebeu ração comercial para peixes contendo proteína de origem animal (30% de PB. Bimestralmente, foram realizadas biometrias para determinação das medidas de comprimento (CC e largura da carapaça (LC, comprimento da carapaça (CP e largura do plastrão (LP e do peso corporal (PC. O experimento demonstrou superioridade do tratamento PBA30 em todas as medidas estudadas, seguidos seqüencialmente pelos tratamentos PB30, PB27, sem diferenças significativas entre estes grupos. Os piores resultados foram para os grupos PB24, PB21 e PB18, que não diferiam entre si. Filhotes de P. expansa nos dez primeiros meses de vida alimentados com dietas contendo elevados percentuais de proteína bruta (acima de 27% respondem melhor em termos de crescimento e ganho de peso que aqueles alimentados com dietas com percentuais mais baixos. A dieta contendo proteína bruta de origem animal apresentou melhores resultados que as de origem vegetal.The domestication of Podocnemis expansa (Gigant Amazonian turtle with commercial purpose it was implanted in Brazil in 1992. However, a

  19. Resistência induzida ao pulgão-gigante-do-pinus (Hemiptera: Aphididae em plantas de Pinus taeda adubadas com silício Induced resistance effect to the giant conifer aphid (Hemiptera:Aphididae in silicon fertilized plants of Pinus taeda

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    Joelma Melissa Malherbe Camargo

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou avaliar o efeito da aplicação de silício na indução de resistência de Pinus taeda L. ao pulgão-gigante-do-pinus Cinara atlantica (Wilson. Foram realizados testes com chance de escolha em plantas com e sem aplicação de silício, onde foi avaliada a preferência e a capacidade reprodutiva dos afídeos. Os testes foram realizados em laboratório (T: 20ºC; UR: 70%; fotofase: 12 horas, em delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, com três tratamentos e dez repetições. Os tratamentos foram: T1 - (sem aplicação de silício; T2 - uma dose de 0,01g de silício e T3 - quatro doses de 0,01g de silício, com intervalos de cinco dias entre as aplicações. As aplicações das doses foram via solo. Vinte dias após a aplicação, realizaram-se os testes de preferência e de capacidade reprodutiva com chance de escolha, utilizando-se como arena placas de Petri com ramos de pinus e gaiolas de PVC com mudas de pinus em tubetes. Em cada arena foram liberados 20 pulgões adultos. As avaliações em placas de Petri foram realizadas aos 40 e 90 minutos e às 4, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 e 72 horas após a liberação dos insetos; em gaiolas as avaliações foram realizadas no primeiro, segundo, terceiro, quarto e sétimo dia, estendendo-se este período por mais três semanas. A aplicação de silício influenciou negativamente a preferência e a capacidade reprodutiva de C. atlantica.This research aimed to study the effect of silicon as a resistance inducer in P. taeda L. to C. atlantica (Wilson. Preference and reproductive rate tests were performed in plants of P. taeda with and without silicon application. The experiment was carried out in controlled environmental chamber (T: 20ºC; UR: 70%; fotofase: 12h, in a completely random design, and consisted of three treatments and ten replications. The treatments were: T1- substratum standard (without silicon application, T2 - substratum standard + one dose of 0,01g de silicon

  20. Influência do período de cultivo do capim-pé-de-galinha-gigante (Eleusine coracana na fitorremediação de solo contaminado com picloram Influence of Eleusine coracana cultivation period on phytoremediation of soil contaminated with picloram

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência do período de cultivo do capim-pé-de-galinha-gigante (Eleusine coracana sobre a fitorremediação de solo contaminado com picloram. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação, no período de setembro de 2006 a fevereiro de 2007. Os tratamentos foram compostos pela combinação entre quatro períodos de cultivo da espécie vegetal Eleusine coracana (0, 60, 80 e 100 dias e três doses do picloram (0, 80 e 160 g ha-1, totalizando 12 tratamentos. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 4 x 3, com quatro repetições. Como substrato para o crescimento das plantas, utilizaram-se amostras de solo classificado como Latossolo Vermelho eutroférrico. Ao término do período estabelecido de atuação da espécie fitorremediadora, efetuou-se a semeadura das espécies bioindicadoras da presença do picloram: tomate (cultivar Santa Clara e soja (cultivar Monsoy 6101. As espécies bioindicadoras demonstraram alta sensibilidade à presença do picloram no solo, sendo inviável o cultivo dessas culturas em áreas contaminadas com esse herbicida sem a execução de algum procedimento remediador. O cultivo prévio de E. coracana por 60 dias reduziu a contaminação do solo com picloram e permitiu crescimento inicial satisfatório das plantas de soja e de tomate cultivadas em solo que recebeu previamente a aplicação de até 160 g ha-1 de picloram; contudo, essas plantas bioindicadoras apresentaram ainda sintomas visíveis de intoxicação do herbicida.The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of Eleusine coracana cultivation period on phytoremediation of soil contaminated with picloram. The experiment was carried out at a greenhouse from September 2006 to February 2007, in 12 treatments combining four Eleusine coracana cultivation periods ((0, 60, 80 and 100 days and three picloram rates (0, 80 and 160 g ha-1, arranged in a completely

  1. História da África e dos africanos nas escolas brasileiras: mito ou realidade?

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    Raquel Amorim dos Santos

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo tem como temática as Representações Sociais e Relações Raciais. Analisa as representações sociais de professores acerca das relações raciais no currículo escolar do Ensino Fundamental. Esta pesquisa fundamentou-se no referencial teórico-metodológico em Moscovici (1978 e Jodelet (2001, Gomes (1995, 2006, Coelho (2009 e Gomes e Silva (2006, para a análise das representações sociais, com os primeiros e, com os demais, sobre formação e relações raciais. O estudo é uma pesquisa do tipo descritiva. Utilizamos como instrumento de coleta de dados: documentos oficiais, questionário e grupo focal. Inferimos que o preconceito racial apresenta-se de forma tácita, na sociedade brasileira, o que contribui para a disseminação e ratificação do racismo e discriminação em vários setores sociais, entre os quais a escola. Concluímos que a formação de professores inicial e continuada representa um momento crucial para a formulação de uma Pedagogia que trabalhe com a diversidade cultural. A ausência dessa formação pode inviabilizar a subversão de práticas discriminatórias e estereotipias cristalizadas, em relação ao negro na escola e em seus instrumentos didático-pedagógicos.Abstract This study is subject to Social Representations and Race Relations. It analyzes the social representations of teachers about race relations in the curriculum of elementary school. This research was based on theoretical and methodological Moscovici (1978 and Jodelet (2001, Gomes (1995, 2006, Coelho (2009 and Gomes and Silva (2006, for the analysis of social representations, with the first and with others on training and race relations. The study is a descriptive type. Used as a tool for collecting data: official documents, questionnaires and focus groups. We infer that racial prejudice is presented implicitly, in Brazilian society, which contributes to the dissemination and ratification of racism and discrimination in various social sectors, including the school. We conclude that the initial teacher training and continuous is a crucial time for the formulation of a pedagogy that works with cultural diversity. The absence of such training is critical for its subversion of stereotypes and discriminatory practices crystallized in relation to black at school and in their didactic and pedagogical tools.

  2. Advecciones de polvo africano sobre la costa central venezolana y sus efectos sobre el desarrollo de la nubosidad

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    Estatio José Gutiérrez Quevedo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Empleando el índice de aerosol, determinado a través de las mediciones del sensor TOMS, se ha realizado un análisis del comportamiento de las magnitudes del parámetro sobre la costa central venezolana en base al período 19972005; los resultados señalaron que se presentaron los máximos valores del índice en los meses de Julio y Agosto correspondientes a la temporada de lluvias. Para este período las masas de aire cargadas de partículas de polvo llegan al Caribe provenientes del desierto del Sahara, como lo demuestra el mapa con la distribución espacial de la mediana del índice para el mes de julio, por el contrarío existe una disminución sustancial en la cantidad de partículas dispersas sobre la troposfera venezolana en la temporada seca en donde las nubes de polvo se desplazan generalmente desde el Sahel. Los productos atmosféricos del sensor MODIS han sido utilizados para determinar la relación entre la concentración de aerosoles y el comportamiento de la nubosidad, presentando ésta una disminución en su desarrollo en presencia de valores altos del índice de aerosol principalmente en los meses de abril y mayo.

  3. Luis de Molina y la esclavitud de los negros africanos en el siglo XVI. Principios doctrinales y conclusiones

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    García Añoveros, Jesús María

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available One of the most important consequences of Portuguese discoveries was the black slavery business. A most reputed theologist and jurist of the time, Juan de Molina, who had a first-hand knowledge of the subject, made a thorough analysis of the justness of slavery from a Theology and Law perspective, while showing himself opposed to the same. His doctrine set basis for future thought and he must be considered as the first great tratadist on black slavery.

    Una de las consecuencias más importantes de los descubrimientos portugueses en África fue el negocio de los esclavos negros. Luis de Molina, uno de los teólogos y juristas más importantes de su época y con un gran conocimiento del asunto, trató el tema de la licitud de los esclavos negros en amplitud, analizándolo desde la perspectiva de la teología y del derecho, sin omitir su opinión personal contraria a dicha esclavitud. Su doctrina creó escuela y debe ser considerado como el primer gran tratadista de la esclavitud de los negros.

  4. Posibilidades abiertas por las nuevas tecnologías en el desarrollo de los cines africanos contemporáneos

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    Beatriz Leal Riesco

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available From its beginnings with the wave of independence that swept the continent in the middle of the previous century, African cinema has remained subordinate to and dependent upon Western aid. Barring a few prominent exceptions, the effects of this phenomenon have been visible, with films made catering to the tastes of occidental critics and cinephiles while African viewers have been left thirsting for images and sounds of an autochthonous character. Since the 1990’s, thanks to new technologies, African cinema has achieved a previously inconceivable vitality and autonomy. The democratizing effects of the reduction in the cost of production, distribution, and exhibition, as well as the easier accessibility of new technologies to non-professionals, has made of Africa a creative flashpoint, where myriad voices work to create a nuanced and polyphonic imaginary leagues beyond those prejudices and stereotypes of occidental provenance that have overshadowed this continent’s cinematography for more than five decades.

  5. A correlação entre exames de imagem, características anatomopatológicas e imunoistoquímicas num caso de tumor de céculas gigantes e agressivo do osso, com localização em coluna Correlation between imaging tests and anatomicopathological and immunohistochemical characteristics in a case of severe giant cell tumor of bone located at spine

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    Claudia Regina Gomes Cardim Mendes de Oliveira

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O Tumor de Células Gigantes (TGC, é um tumor benigno, com ocorrência de recidiva em cerca de 20-34% dos casos. A localização habitual é na epífise dos ossos longos. O objetivo deste trabalho é relatar um caso de TGC em vértebra, com diagnóstico inicial de Cisto Ósseo Aneurismático (COA, e discutir os diagnósticos diferenciais possíveis, correlacionando-os com as características dos exames de imagens. Paciente com 37 anos, do sexo feminino, com quadro clínico de dor na coluna e paraparesia há 2 meses. O diagnóstico inicial foi de COA. Na radiografia a lesão era lítica, com, erosão e destruição da cortical..A tomografia e ressonância evidenciavam lesão cística e hemorrágica, com extensão para partes moles. A revisão das lâminas e análise do espécime cirúrgico ressecado, submetido à coloração HE e imunoistoquímica com marcador para p53, permitiram o diagnóstico de TGC. Muitas lesões, benignas apresentam células gigantes multinucleadas. Os exames de imagem nem sempre permitem um diagnóstico conclusivo. O diagnóstico definitivo de TGC depende do exame anatomopatológico, com avaliação cuidadosa do componente estromal e a imunoexpressão positiva para a proteína p53. O tratamento é a ressecção cirúrgica, com margens amplas seguida por instrumentação nos casos de tumor localizados na coluna vertebral.Giant Cell Tumor (GCT is a benign tumor, with a recurrence rate of about 20% - 34% of the cases. It is usually located at long bone epiphysis. The objective of this study is to report a GCT case in a vertebra, which was early diagnosed as Aneurysmal Bone Cyst (ABC, and to discuss potential differential diagnosis, correlating them to patterns shown on imaging tests. This patient is a 37 year-old female, with clinical picture of pain in spine and paraparesis that started two months earlier. An early diagnosis of ACB was delivered. At X-ray, the injury was lithic, with erosion and cortical destruction

  6. Consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma gigante (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill e palma orelha-de-elefante (Opuntia sp. - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i2.4684 Intake and ingestive behavior of sheep and goats fed with cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill and prickly pear (Opuntia sp. - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i2.4684

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    Valéria Louro Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o consumo e comportamento ingestivo de caprinos e ovinos alimentados com palma Gigante (Opuntia fícus-indica Mill e palma Orelha-de-elefante (Opuntia sp.. Foram utilizados 20 animais mestiços, sendo dez caprinos e dez ovinos, alojados em galpão coletivo, contidos individualmente por meio de cordas, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em um arranjo fatorial 2 x 2 (duas espécies animais e duas variedades de palma. As observações comportamentais foram realizadas em intervalos de 5 min. por um período de 24h. Os consumos de matéria seca, extrato etéreo, fibra em detergente ácido, carboidratos totais e carboidratos não-fibrosos foram menores (p 0,05 sobre o tempo gasto com alimentação e eficiência de alimentação. O tempo gasto com ruminação foi maior para a dieta com palma Gigante, consequentemente os animais da dieta com palma Orelha-de-elefante permaneceram mais tempo em ócio. Comparando as espécies caprina e ovina, verificou-se que a eficiência de ruminação, tanto de MS quanto de FDN, foi maior para a espécie ovina. Os animais gastaram mais tempo ruminando deitados do que em pé, mas não foi verificada diferença quanto ao lado escolhido para deitarem.The objective of this study was to evaluate the intake and ingestive behavior of sheep and goats fed with cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill and prickly pear (Opuntia sp.. Twenty crossbred animals – 10 sheep and 10 goats – were used. They were lodged in a collective shed, contained individually with ropes, distributed using a completely randomized design, and treated with a 2 x 2 factorial arrangement (2 animal species and 2 varieties of cactus. Behavioral observations were made at five-minute intervals during a 24-hour period. Dry matter, ether extract, acid detergent fiber, total carbohydrate and non-fibrous carbohydrate intake were reduced (p 0.05 on feeding time and feeding efficiency. The time

  7. Occurrence of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Railliet, 1898 larvae (Nematoda: Metastrongylidae infecting Achatina (Lissachatina fulica Bowdich, 1822 (Mollusca: Gastropoda in the Amazon region Ocorrência de Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Railliet, 1898 (Nematoda: Metastrongylidae infectando o Achatina (Lissachatina fulica Bowdich, 1822 (Mollusca: Gastropoda na região amazônica

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    Sanny Maria de Andrade-Porto

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Achatina fulica or "giant African snail" is an exotic species, considered to be one of the world's hundred most invasive species, causing serious environmental damages. In the present study we report, for the first time, the occurrence of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus infecting A.fulica in the Amazon region. This nematode is described parasitizing mainly the pulmonary system of felines, which causes "aelurostrongilose", also known as feline cardio-pulmonary strongyloidosis. New morphometric data of third stage larvae are presented herein. The present study demonstrated that 40% of all the snails were infected by A. abstrusus. Achatina fulica specimens were collected from three different areas in Manaus namely: rural; east and west areas. The east area presents the highest prevalence of 80%. The large number of A.fulica found in inhabited areas increases the chances of emergent zoonoses, which highlights the need of further studies so as to better control this disease.Achatina fulica ou "caramujo africano" é uma espécie exótica, considerada uma das cem piores espécies invasoras do mundo, causando sérios danos ambientais. No presente estudo foi registrado, pela primeira vez, a ocorrência do Aelurostrongylus abstrusus infectando o A.fulica na região amazônica. Esse nematóide é descrito parasitando principalmente o sistema pulmonar de felinos, causando a "aelurostrongilose", também conhecida como estrongiloidose cardio-pulmonar felina. Novos dados morfométricos de larvas de terceiro estágio são apresentados. Dos 45 caramujos coletados, 40% estavam infectados por larvas de A. abstrusus. Especimens de Achatina fulica foram coletados em três áreas da cidade de Manaus: rural, leste e oeste. A zona leste apresentou a maior prevalência de 80%. O grande número de A.fulica encontrado em áreas habitadas aumenta as chances de ocorrência de zoonoses emergentes e destaca a necessidade de mais estudos para o melhor controle da doença.

  8. Avaliaçao de híbridos de coqueiro (Cocos nucifera L. para produção de frutos e de albúmen sólido fresco Performance of hybrids of coconut palm for production of fruits and solid fresh albumen

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    Paulo Manoel Pontes Lins

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o desempenho de seis híbridos de coqueiro para produção de frutos e de albúmen sólido fresco no Município de Moju, PA. Os híbridos avaliados foram: PB 121 (Anão-amarelo da Malásia x Gigante Oeste Africano; PB 111 (Anão-vermelho de Camarões x Gigante Oeste Africano; PB 141 (Anão-verde do Brasil x Gigante Oeste Africano; PB 123 (Anão-amarelo da Malásia x Gigante de Renel; PB 132 (Anão-vermelho da Malásia x Gigante da Polinésia e PB 113 (Anão-vermelho de Camarões x Gigante de Renel, em delineamento em blocos casualizados com seis repetições. Verificou-se, pela análise de variância, diferença significativa para tratamentos, resultante da heterogeneidade do material genético estudado. As fontes de variação ano e a interação anos x tratamentos foram também altamente significativas, evidenciando que o comportamento dos híbridos foi induzido por aquelas fontes de variação. Considerando o desempenho dos híbridos no período de 9 anos de avaliação para produção de frutos e de albúmen fresco, pode-se recomendar para plantio os híbridos PB 111, PB 113, PB 141 nas condições do Estado do Pará, com vistas a atender às indústrias (albúmen sólido, quanto à venda de cocos "in natura" para consumo de água.The performance of six hybrids of coconut palm were evaluated for fruit and solid fresh albumen production in Moju, State of Pará. The evaluated hybrids were: PB 121 (Dwarf Yellow of Malaysia x West African Giant; PB 111 (Dwarf Red of Cameron x West Afican Giant; PB 141 (Dwarf Green of Brazil x West Aficam Giant; PB 123 (Dwarf Yellow of Malaysia x Renel's Giant; PB 132 (Red Dwarf of Malaysia x (Giant from Polynesia; PB 113 (Dwarf Red of Cameron x Renel's Giant in hazard blocks and six repetitions. It was verified through variance analysis, significancy difference between treatments, as result of the heterogeneity of the studied genetic material. The sources of variation year and the interaction years x

  9. Relations globales entre sédimentation de black shales océaniques et dépôts subséquents de phosphates. L'exemple du Crétacé moyen-supérieur de l'Atlantique centre et nord et du Crétacé supérieur-Eocène de la bordure ouest et nord du bouclier Africano-arabe Global Relations Between the Sedimentation of Oceanic Black Shales and Subsequent Phosphate Deposits. Example of the Middle-Upper Cretaceous in the Central and Northern Atlantic and of the Upper Cretaceous-Eocene on the Western and Northern Edges of the African-Arabian Shield

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    Busson G.

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    Full Text Available A l'échelle mondiale, les grandes accumulations de phosphates sédimentaires apparaissent irrégulièrement réparties dans le temps. Celles du Crétacé supérieur-Eocène de la bordure ouest et nord du bouclier africano-arabe sont quantitativement exceptionnelles et intéressantes par les réflexions qu'elles suggèrent sur un mécanisme global. On insiste d'abord sur certaines données océanographiques actuelles : flux des matières phosphatées vers l'océan et dans l'océan; répartition des phosphates dans les masses d'eaux océaniques et en particulier dans les eaux euxiniques. Puis quelques théories proposées pour rendre compte du caractère épisodique de la sédimentation phosphatée sont rappelées et critiquées (Strakhov, Fischer, Arthur, Sheldon, etc. . Puis la répartition par pays des quantités de phosphates déposées dans une partie des domaines mésogéen et atlantique est précisée. Elle justifie de focaliser notre attention sur les phosphates marocains, de loin les plus abondants et localisés en position clé. On rappelle néanmoins que la double évolution latitudinale au Crétacé et au Paléogène du Nord vers le Sud dans l'actuel hémisphère nord et du Sud vers le Nord dans l'actuel hémisphère sud rend peu crédibles les interprétations purement latitudino-climatiques de ces dépôts phosphatés. Sur le cas du Maroc, les conditions préalables à cette sédimentation phosphatée sont précisées et discutées : existence de transgressions marines pelliculaires, de séries condensées; rémission des apports détritiques ( le silence de la terre ; confinement (origine et modalité d'action. Ces conditions à elles seules ne peuvent pas expliquer l'extraordinaire flux phosphaté de cette époque. On rappelle alors que les accumulations de matière organique des black shales du Crétacé moyen-supérieur de l'Atlantique -parmi les plus importantes de l'histoire de la terre- ne présentent nulle part leur

  10. Fotografías de amas de leche en bahía. Evidencia visual de los aportes Africanos a la familia esclavista en Brasil

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    Christianne Silva Vasconcellos

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un análisis de la producción y el uso de fotografías de personas africanas y afrodescendientes, realizadas en Brasil entre 1840, cuando esta técnica fue introducida al país, y 1920, cuando las primeras fotografías aún estaban en circulación. Desde la evidencia visual, se analizan tres temas recurrentes en el Brasil del siglo XIX: la difusión de teorías del racismo científico europeo a través de la fotografía, la creación de los tipos urbanos en las ciudades esclavistas y las nodrizas (amas de leche como agentes culturales en el seno de la familia colonial en Bahía.

  11. O AFRICANO INDESEJADO. COMBATE AO TRÁFICO, SEGURANÇA PÚBLICA E REFORMA CIVILIZADORA (GRÃO-PARÁ, 1850-1860)

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    Among the reasons that had taken the Brazilian Empire in middle of 19th century to effectively fight against the Atlantic slave trade from Africa to Brazil, extinguishing it in little time, detach that relative in such a way public security face enslaved revolts and the fear of epidemics associates to the African slave trade, how much to the civilization idea whose european and white model excluded the african contribution, from there the distrust of africanization of Brazil. The combat to th...

  12. Estudo de carcaça do bagre africano (Clarias gariepinus em diferentes categorias de peso Study of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus carcass in different weight categories

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    Adriana Aparecida Pinto

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste experimento foi estudar carcaças de Clarias gariepinus, em três categorias de peso (P1=inferior a 1kg; P2=de 1 a 2kg e P3=superior a 2kg, para analisar o rendimento de carcaça com cabeça (RCC, sem cabeça (RCS, filé (RFI, músculos abdominais (RMA, partes comestíveis (RPC, tronco limpo (RTL, porcentagem de pele (PPE, cabeça (PCA, vísceras (PVI, resíduos totais (PRE e determinar a composição proximal do filé (proteína bruta, umidade, gordura e cinza. Foram utilizados 60 bagres, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, 3 tratamentos com 20 repetições, em nível de significância de 5%. O rendimento de filé foi maior para P2 (38,61% que para P1 e P3. O rendimento das partes comestíveis e tronco limpo foram superiores para P2 (RPC=46,27% e RTL=56,67%, mas sem diferirem do P3. O rendimento de carcaça sem cabeça foi maior para P3, não diferindo de P2. O P2 foi inferior para PPE (4,64%, PCA (23,62% e PRE (53,73%, sem diferir de P3, para porcentagem de cabeça e de resíduos totais. Não houve diferença significativa para rendimentos dos músculos abdominais, carcaça com cabeça e vísceras. P2 (2,25% e 77,49% não diferiu do P1 (1,51% e 77,78% e P3 (3,03% e 76,39%, para gordura e umidade, respectivamente, enquanto, para proteína bruta, não houve diferença significativa. Conclui-se que P2 apresentou melhores rendimentos de filetagem, ao passo que a composição proximal do filé, nas três categorias de peso, foi relativamente similar, com aumento de deposição de gordura nos peixes acima de 1kg de peso vivo.The aim of this experiment was to study Clarias gariepinus carcass in three weight categories (P1=below 1kg; P2= 1 to 2kg and P3=over 2kg to analyze yield of carcass with head (YCH, without head (YCW, fillet (YF, abdominal muscles (YAM, eatable parts (YEP, dressed out (YDO and percentages of skin (PSK, head (PHE, viscera (PVI, total residues (PTR; and to determine the proximate composition of fillet (crude protein, moisture, fat and ash . Sixty catfish were used in a completely randomized design (3 trataments with 20 replications, with 5% significance level. Fillet yield was higher for P2 (38,61% than for P1 and for P3 fillet. The eatable parts and dressed out yield were higher for P2 (YEP=46,27% and YDO=56,67%, but were not different from P3. The carcass with head was higher than P3, and didn’t differ from P2. P2 was lower in PSK (4,64%, PHE (23,62% and PTR (53,73%, without being different from P3 in percentages of head and total residues. There was no significant difference for yield of abdominal muscles, carcass with head, percentages of viscera. P2 (2,25% and 77,49% did not differ from P1 (1,51% and 77,78% and from P3 (3,03% and 76,39% for fat and moisture, respectively, while for crude protein there was no significant difference (P > 0.01. It may be concluded that P2 provided better filleting yieds, while the proximate composition of fillet in the three weight categories was relatively similar to the increase of fat deposition in the fish over 1kg live weight.

  13. Comparative analysis of the paleogeology along the Atlantic Brazilian and African shores; Analise comparativa da paleogeologia dos litorais atlanticos brasileiro e africano

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    Cesero, Pedro de; Ponte, Francisco Celso; Northfleet, Airton A. [Universidade do Estado, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Faculdade de Geologia. Dept. de Estratigrafia e Paleontologia ]. E-mail: cesero@uerj.br (and others)

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    Many professional geologists are not familiar with the origin of certain concepts. This is the reason that when making references, they do not give credit to the real authors. This paper recovers a paper which is essential to understand the evolution of the Brazilian sedimentary basins. This article was first published in 1972 and it was the first one based on plate tectonics which developed a more global vision on the evolution of the basins known up to that time. In some details it is outdated, many interpretations have changed, but the basic ideas about the evolution of the basins are accepted and used today. It should be remembered that the present data were not available and some features - e.g the Pendencia Graben - were unknown; it was the very beginning of basin exploration such as in the Campos and Santos basins. The interpretation premises of the work were developed by a team of geologists working at the SETUP (today CEN-NOR) in Bahia. In the following year, a summary of the original report was presented during the 26th Congress of the Brazilian Geological Society (SBG) held in Belem (Para State). Due to a fault of the organizing committee, the paper was not published in the Congress proceedings, it was only printed as internal reports produced by the DIDEP/SETUP/BA (1972) and the DEXPRO/Rio (1972). In order to publish this paper in the BGP, an attempt was made to maintain the original form, as it should had been printed in the Congress proceedings. Also, in order to make editing easier, figures 11 and 12, the stratigraphic tables for the main Brazilian basins and their African correlates are not being published. It is believed that the understanding of the work will not be affected. We hope that other important papers that are unknown to Brazilian geologists can be restored. The Brazilian and Western African coastlines were orientated by the ancient structural lines. In the Upper Jurassic, continental deposits were accumulated within the Afro-Brazilian trough, extending from the Alagoas-Cameroun to the Almada-Congo areas. The Wealden reactivation established the coastlines along the rift valleys. The first one, from south to north, along the underlying alignments, and the second, from west to east, cutting across and giving rise to a series of lakes. During the Aptian, the first marine transgressions took place, building up two proto-oceanic gulfs. One of them, bounded by the Walvis- Rio Grande and the Pernambuco-Cameroun proto chains, favored the deposition of thick evaporites deposits. To the north, the second gulf maintained an open connection with the ocean. From the Albian to the Turonian, the two continents remained linked. However, due to the progressive separation of the plates, pulsation transgressions took place until full marine conditions were attained. The rupture of the last link between the two plates was during the Turonian and the Santonian. Shearing stresses occurred along the Brazilian northeastern and the Gulf of Guinea coasts, caused by the trans current displacement of the two plates. However, to the south of Pernambuco-Cameroun, tension stresses were always registered while the continents were migrating. When both plates were completely free, the African plate was released from the tension stress, giving rise to the compression of the Benue trough. During the Cenozoic, the uplift of continental belts, adjacent to the coasts, supplied the continental margins and intracratonic basins with sediments. (author)

  14. Cimarrones africanos e indios en la frontera española con los Estados Unidos. El caso de los Seminoles negros de La Florida

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    Jane Landers

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available This essay explores Andrew Jackson's bloody victories over the Red Stick Creeks and Seminoles of Florida and the triumph of "the White man's republic", with a particular interest in the participation of persons of African descent. The people who would become the Seminoles moved into Florida from Georgia and Alabama in the eighteenth century to fill the vacuum created by the exodus or extinction of Florida's indigenous nations. Initially the Seminoles were staunch allies of the British, but in the late eighteenth century, Chief Payne and Payne’s successors, Micanopy and Bowlegs, reshaped Seminole foreign policy and became allies of the Spanish government.Under their leadership the Seminoles also accepted into their lands many slaves who had run away from the United States and who lived in a sort of feudal arrangement with their "masters" and intermarried with them. These blacks recognized that Anglo rule would return them to slavery, so they, too, became fierce enemies of the Americans and allies of the Spaniards. For about a half century black and blood Seminoles struggled to maintain their autonomy on the volatile Southern frontier, but the United States was firmly committed to an expansionist foreign policy. Its interventions were motivated by territorial ambition, by the lingering fear that Britain would displace the weakened Spanish regimes in the Southeast, and by racial politics. The very success of the Spanish/ Indian/black alliance, in effect, ensured further intervention by Americans. The War of 1812 and the simultaneous Creek War of 1813-14 evolved into a long-term effort to push the Creeks, Seminoles, and blacks out of their settlements in western and central Florida, and eventually to drive out the Spaniards as well. Jackson led the first Seminole War in 1818 and in 1821, when the United States acquired Florida, as governor of the new territorial government he began the removal of the fugitive Creeks, Seminoles, and free blacks from the peninsula.//Este ensayo explora las victorias sangrientas de Andrew Jackson sobre los Red Stick Creeks y los Seminoles de la Florida y el triunfo de “la República del Hombre blanco”, con un interés particular de personas afro descendientes. Aquellos que se convirtieron en Seminoles se trasladaron a Florida desde Georgia y Alabama en el siglo XVIII para llenar el vacío dejado por el éxodo y la extinción de las naciones indígenas de aquella región. Inicialmente los Seminoles fueron firmes aliados de los británicos, pero bien entrado el siglo XVIII, el Jefe Payne y sus sucesores, Micanopy y Piernas arqueadas, le dieron nueva forma a su política exterior y se convirtieron en aliados del gobierno español. Bajo su liderazgo los Seminoles también aceptaron en sus tierras a un gran número de esclavos que habían huido de los Estados Unidos y que vivían en una especie de sociedad “feudal” con sus patrones. Estos negros sabían que el dominio inglés los devolvería a la esclavitud, por lo que también se convirtieron en enemigos feroces de los estadounidenses y en aliados de los españoles. Durante cerca de medio siglo los Seminoles y los negros lucharon por mantener su autonomía en la volátil frontera sur, pero Estados Unidos estaba firmemente comprometido con una política exterior expansionista. Sus intervenciones fueron motivadas por la ambición territorial, por el temor persistente de que Gran Bretaña pudiese desplazar a los débiles regímenes españoles en el sureste, y por la política racial. El éxito de los españoles de los indígenas y de la alianza negra aseguró la posterior intervención estadounidense. La guerra de 1812 y la simultánea Guerra Creek de 1813-14, se convirtieron en un esfuerzo a largo plazo para desplazar a los Creek, los Seminoles y los negros de sus asentamientos en el oeste y centro de Florida, y, finalmente, para expulsar a los españoles también. Jackson dirigió la primera Guerra Seminole en 1818 y en 1821, cuando Estados Unidos adquirió la Florida, como gobernador del nuevo gobierno territorial que expulsó a los Creek fugitivos a los Seminoles y a los negros libres de la península.

  15. Consumo da costa africana: comunicações entre os portos turísticos sul-africanos do oceano Índico

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    Pamila Gupta

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Do início até meados do século XX, os cruzeiros turísticos ao longo da costa sul-africana eram uma atividade de lazer popular, empreendida pelas elites (brancas europeias (predominantemente os britânicos, americanas e sul-africanas, com paradas que incluíam diversas cidades portuárias do oceano Índico, como Cidade do Cabo e Durban, na África do Sul, e Lourenço Marques e Beira, no Moçambique português. Considerando as cidades portuárias anteriormente mencionadas como cidades-gêmeas em relação aos seus entrelaçados passados coloniais e turísticos e como funcionando dentro de um “corredor cultural” regional distinto (NUTALL, 2009 da África do Sul, este artigo explora uma série de portos de lazer interligados via cruzeiros de passageiros. A base da minha navegação histórica são os anuários de turismo produzidos pelas companhias de cruzeiro marítimo Union-Castle Line e serviço Round África em 1939 e 1949, respectivamente. A justificativa é que esses guias de viagem servem como entrada ao microcosmo cosmopolita de barcos de cruzeiro, o que os torna inestimáveis para entender a história do lazer (concomitantemente aos bens de consumo e publicidade relacionados na África do Sul.

  16. La participación en asociaciones de los inmigrantes africanos. Vías de interpretación del distanciamiento asociativo

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    Lacomba Vázquez, Joan

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This article is focused on the reasons for non-participation of African population in immigrant associations. To understand this question, we conducted semi-structured interviews with persons who decided consciously no to participate in associations and organizations that worked with immigrants. All this work was developed in Catalonia, Valencia and Navarra, from a multilocal research perspective. We interpret the associative detachment, as a voluntary distancing based on the absence of information, lack of time, disenchantment, proprietorship activism, passively waiting, or because they are the only user population. Nevertheless, there are other factors of greater significance, as the political culture or the questioning of leadership in associations.Este artículo se adentra en las razones de la no-participación de la población africana en las asociaciones de inmigrantes. Para ello se utilizan entrevistas semidirigidas realizadas a personas que deciden de manera consciente no participar en las asociaciones y a entidades que trabajan con inmigrantes, en el contexto de un proyecto de investigación mucho más amplio y de carácter multilocal centrado en Cataluña, la Comunidad Valenciana y Navarra. El desapego asociativo, observado a través de las entrevistas, se interpreta como un distanciamiento más o menos voluntario, basado en la ausencia de información, la falta de tiempo, el desencanto, el activismo unipersonal, la espera pasiva o la condición de población únicamente usuaria, pero también en factores de mayor calado como la cultura política o el cuestionamiento de los liderazgos asociativos.

  17. Análisis antropogenético de los aportes indígena y africano en muestras hospitalarias de la ciudad de Buenos Aires

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    Avena, Sergio Alejandro; Goicoechea, Alicia Susana; Dugoujon, Jean Michel; Slepoy, Mónica G; Slepoy, Alberto S.; Carnese, Francisco R.

    2001-01-01

    Como consecuencia de las masivas corrientes migratorias de origen europeo que arribaron a la ciudad de Buenos Aires, las frecuencias génicas de los sistemas ABO y Rh en muestras hospitalarias de las décadas de 1930 y 1940 eran similares a las registradas en España e Italia. A partir de los años cuarenta, poblaciones del interior del país y de países limítrofes, de elevada composición indígena y posiblemente también africana, migraron hacia la ciudad. Para evaluar su repercusión sobre la estru...

  18. Da partilha as independências: o continente africano nos livros didáticos de Geografía do Brasil (1890-2003

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    Rosemberg Ferracini

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Este texto es un resumen de la tesis doctoral en curso. Nuestro objeto de estudio es investigar la presencia de África en los libros de texto de Geografía en el período 1890-2003. Tenemos como objetivo discutir cómo este contenido escolar fue publicado, por ejemplo, con un enfoque de dominación territorial. Esto nos lleva a entender otras categorías como la de guerra, poder, raza, etnia, civilización y lo salvaje. El análisis se divide en cinco partes, con la elección de un libro por período, en función de su difusión entre el público estudiantil. La bibliografía de la investigación está disponible en el Laboratorio de Ciencias Humanas de la Facultad de Educación y en el Laboratorio de libros de texto de la Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades de la Universidade de São Paulo.

  19. Neuroendocrinologia do comportamento social no ciclídeo africano Oreochromis mossambicus: mecanismos reguladores e modulação social da reprodução

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    Almeida, O. G.

    2014-01-01

    A reprodução em teleósteos é controlada pelo eixo hipotálamo-pituitária-gónada (HPG) que modula a gametogénese, o desenvolvimento dos caracteres secundários e a expressão do comportamento reprodutor. A informação sobre fatores endógenos e exógenos é integrada no cérebro e a atividade do eixo HPG é regulada, fazendo com que traços comportamentais sejam expressos no momento e no contexto certos. Fatores exógenos relacionados com condições físicas do ambiente (e.g. temperatura e fotoperíodo) têm...

  20. China and the African Internet: Perspectives from Kenya and Ethiopia / China y el Internet africano: Perspectivas desde Kenia y Etiopía

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    Iginio Gagliardone

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Through the lens of China in Africa, this paper explores the transformations in the relationship between the Internet and the state. China’s economic success, impressive growth of Internet users and relative stability have quietly promoted an example of how the Internet can be deployed within the larger political and economic strategies of developing states, moving beyond the democratization paradigm promoted in the West. New evidence suggests that this model is becoming increasingly popular, but it is not clear why and how it is spreading. Through a case study comparison of an emerging democracy, Kenya, and a semi-authoritarian country, Ethiopia, where China has recently increased its involvement in the communications sector, this paper investigates whether and how the ideas of state stability, development and community that characterize the strategies pursued by the Chinese government are influencing and legitimizing the development of a less open model of the Internet. It analyses how new ideas, technologies and norms integrate with existing ones and which factors influence their adoption or rejection. It is based on fieldwork conducted in Ethiopia and in Kenya between 2011 and 2013, where data was collected through mapping Internet related projects involving Chinese companies and authorities, analysing Internet policies and regulations, and interviewing officials in Ministries of Communication, media lawyers, Internet activists, and Chinese employed in the media and telecommunication sector in Kenya and Ethiopia.Desde la óptica de China en África, este artículo explora las transformaciones en la relación entre Internet y el estado. El éxito económico de China, el impresionante crecimiento de usuarios de Internet y estabilidad relativa ha promovido un ejemplo tranquilo de cómo Internet puede ser desplegado dentro de las más amplias estrategias políticas y económicas de los estados en desarrollo, más allá del paradigma de la democratización promovida en Occidente. Existen nuevas evidencias que sugieren que este modelo está siendo cada vez más popular, pero no está claro por qué y cómo se está extendiendo. A través de un estudio de caso comparativo de una democracia emergente, Kenia, y un país semi-autoritario, Etiopía, donde China ha aumentado recientemente su participación en el sector de las comunicaciones, este trabajo investiga hasta qué punto y de qué manera las ideas de la estabilidad del Estado, el desarrollo y la comunidad que caracterizan las estrategias adoptadas por el gobierno chino están influyendo y legitimando el desarrollo de un modelo menos abierto de Internet. Se analiza cómo las nuevas ideas, tecnologías y normas se integran con las ya existentes y qué factores influyen en su adopción o rechazo. El artículo se basa en el trabajo de campo llevado a cabo en Etiopía y en Kenia entre 2011 y 2013, donde se recogieron datos a través del análisis de proyectos relacionados con Internet en los que participan empresas y autoridades chinas, así como el estudio de las políticas y reglamentos de internet, y complementando con entrevistas a funcionarios de los Ministerios de Comunicación, especialistas en derecho de las comunicaciones, activistas de Internet, así como profesionales chinos del sector de las telecomunicaciones en Kenia y Etiopía.

  1. Estudos sobre a Esquistosomose em Pernambuco, Brasil

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    Aggeu Magalhães

    1940-01-01

    Full Text Available Os autores referem os resultados dos estudos sobre esquistosomose realisados, em Pernambuco, de Novembro de 1938 a Dezembro de 1939. Não se extendem em discussão, nem comentarios, tampouco, relacionam suas verificações com o que já foi relatado sobre o assunto em trabalhos nacionais e estrangeiros, pelo fato de que, não se trata de um resultado definitivo e sim de atividades que irão proseguir. Os estudos sistematicos em torno da endemia esquistosomica foram executados em duas localidades diversas pela população e pela situação geografica e ecologica. Pontezinha é uma povoação de 1200 habitantes localizada proximo a um conjunto de charcos e lagõas de agua dôce onde pululam caramujos do tipo olivaceus de Spix, e apresenta uma taxa de infestação de 21,4% para individuos do sexo masculino, e de 14,7% para os do sexo feminino. A distribuição por grupos de idade mostra que a incidencia cresce até o grupo de 16 a 20 anos de idade, quando atinge a percentagem de 37,8%, para decrescer em seguida. Em Vitoria a incidencia foi maior nos indivíduos do sexo feminino, atingindo a taxa de 41,4%, dando o sexo masculino a taxa de 36,9%. Por idade a percentagem maxima é atingida pelo grupo de 11 a 15 anos. Vitoria é uma cidade de 1500 habitantes, construida á margem do rio Tapacurá, onde se encontram numerosos caramujos do tipo centimetralis Lutz. A divergencia de incidencia corre por conta dos habitos da população e pela utilização que ela faz do rio, sendo maior em Vitoria porque a proximidade do rio facilita o uso de suas aguas para banho e serviços domesticos, condicionando este ultimo fato, a maior infestação das mulheres. O estudo da frequencia da infestação dos caramujos por cercarias de diversos trematodios, permite suspeitar uma relação inversa entre a taxa de infestação e o diametro maximo atingido pelos caramujos, parecendo este fato confirmar os trabalhos de Vianna Martins sobre a identidade dos hospedeiros

  2. Cryptococcus neoformans capsular enlargement and cellular gigantism during Galleria mellonella infection.

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    Rocío García-Rodas

    Full Text Available We have studied infection of Cryptococcus neoformans in the non-vertebrate host Galleria mellonella with particular interest in the morphological response of the yeast. Inoculation of C. neoformans in caterpillars induced a capsule-independent increase in haemocyte density 2 h after infection. C. neoformans manifested a significant increase in capsule size after inoculation into the caterpillar. The magnitude of capsule increase depended on the temperature, being more pronounced at 37°C than at 30°C, which correlated with an increased virulence of the fungus and reduced phagocytosis at 37°C. Capsule enlargement impaired phagocytosis by haemocytes. Incubation of the yeast in G. mellonella extracts also resulted in capsule enlargement, with the polar lipidic fraction having a prominent role in this effect. During infection, the capsule decreased in permeability. A low proportion of the cells (<5% recovered from caterpillars measured more than 30 µm and were considered giant cells. Giant cells recovered from mice were able to kill the caterpillars in a manner similar to regular cells obtained from in vivo or grown in vitro, establishing their capacity to cause disease. Our results indicate that the morphological transitions exhibited by C. neoformans in mammals also occur in a non-vertebrate host system. The similarities in morphological transitions observed in different animal hosts and in their triggers are consistent with the hypothesis that the cell body and capsular responses represent an adaptation of environmental survival strategies to pathogenesis.

  3. A New Gigantic Sauropod Dinosaur with the Deepest Known Body Cavity from the Cretaceous of Asia

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    L(U) Junchang; XU Li; ZHANG Xingliao; HU Weiyong; WU Yanhua; JIA Songhai; JI Qiang

    2007-01-01

    A new species of sauropod dinosaur Huanghetitan ruyangensis is erected based on the following characters: deepest body cavity with a dorsal rib reaching at least 2.93 m long, anterior caudal vertebrae with mushroom-shaped neural spines. Based on this new specimen of Huanghetitan found in the early Late Cretaceous Mangchuan Formation of Ruyang, Henan Province, the family Huanghetitanidae fam. nov. is proposed as a new rank to include only the genus Huanghetitan You et al.2006. At present, Huanghetitan includes two species: H. liujiaxiaensis You et al., 2006 and H.ruyangensis sp. nov. The systematic relationships of Huanghetitan among sauropod dinosaurs are briefly discussed.

  4. Gigantism of infrastructure and urban microsystems The role of the project

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    Antonella Falzetti

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available If there is a solidarity between nature and landscape, not so reassuring is 'the relationship between landscape and infrastructure, or landscape and urbanized areas, too often based on functional reasons that do not provide ' the value of natural places and 'the needs of vulnerable urban areas as well.

  5. The island rule in the Brazilian frog Phyllodytes luteolus (Anura: Hylidae: incipient gigantism?

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    Marcio Mageski

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT The island rule suggests that, when mainland animals are isolated on islands, large animals tend to become smaller, while small animals tend to become larger. A small frog in eastern Brazil, Phyllodytes luteolus (Wied-Neuwied, 1824, is widely distributed in association with bromeliads. At the end of the last glaciation, parts of the mainland became islands due to rising sea levels, thereby isolating frog populations on these islands. If the island rule holds, we predicted that frogs on islands would tend to be larger than frogs on the mainland. We compared sizes (weight and length of 30 randomly selected male frogs from the mainland with 30 from an island in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. We also sampled population density on the island and mainland because concurrent with changing sizes, depending on the causal relationship, density may also change. As predicted, island frogs tended to be larger (both in snout-vent length and weight and were much more abundant. While not specifically addressed in this study, the absence of predators and interspecific competitors may explain both of these trends.

  6. ecCNO Solar Neutrinos: A Challenge for Gigantic Ultra-Pure Liquid Scintillator Detectors

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    Villante, F L

    2014-01-01

    Neutrinos produced in the Sun by electron capture reactions on $^{13}{\\rm N}$, $^{15}{\\rm O}$ and $^{17}{\\rm F}$, to which we refer as ecCNO neutrinos, are not usually considered in solar neutrino analysis since the expected fluxes are extremely low. The experimental determination of this sub-dominant component of the solar neutrino flux is very difficult but could be rewarding since it provides a determination of the metallic content of the solar core and, moreover, probes the solar neutrino survival probability in the transition region at $E_\

  7. Unsuspected meningioma in a patient with pituitary gigantism. Case report with autopsy findings

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    Stock, J.M.; Ghatak, N.R.; Oppenheimer, J.H.

    1975-06-01

    A unique example of a clinically unsuspected large parasellar meningioma is described in a 36-yr-old pituitary giant who had been treated initially with conventional irradiation, subsequently by surgical excision of an acidophil adenoma, and ultimately with medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) prior to his demise. The patient died of increased intracranial pressure resulting from a combined mass effect of the meningioma and recurrent tumor. The relationship between radiation and the development of the meningioma is discussed, as well as the fine ultrastructure of a highly functioning acidophil adenoma.

  8. Discussion on gigantic architectonic structure%浅析巨型建筑结构

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    董爱梅

    2004-01-01

    从高层建筑抗侧力体系出发,分析了巨型结构体系的各种形式和受力特点,经研究可知,巨型建筑结构在传力、抗震、抗侧刚度和发挥材料特长等方面具有很强的优越性.

  9. Juvenilt gigant fibroadenom i brystet hos en tiårig pige

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    Hasanbegovic, Emir; Talman, Maj-Lis Møller; Hjalgrim, Lisa Lyngsie;

    2014-01-01

    A rapidly growing mass in the breast may be stressful for both parents and child as the suspicion of malignancy arises. The purpose of this case report is to draw attention to the fact that most emerging lesions of the breast in girls during puberty are benign. This case report presents a ten-yea...

  10. Discovery of the largest orbweaving spider species: the evolution of gigantism in Nephila.

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    Matjaz Kuntner

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: More than 41,000 spider species are known with about 400-500 added each year, but for some well-known groups, such as the giant golden orbweavers, Nephila, the last valid described species dates from the 19(th century. Nephila are renowned for being the largest web-spinning spiders, making the largest orb webs, and are model organisms for the study of extreme sexual size dimorphism (SSD and sexual biology. Here, we report on the discovery of a new, giant Nephila species from Africa and Madagascar, and review size evolution and SSD in Nephilidae. METHODOLOGY: We formally describe N. komaci sp. nov., the largest web spinning species known, and place the species in phylogenetic context to reconstruct the evolution of mean size (via squared change parsimony. We then test female and male mean size correlation using phylogenetically independent contrasts, and simulate nephilid body size evolution using Monte Carlo statistics. CONCLUSIONS: Nephila females increased in size almost monotonically to establish a mostly African clade of true giants. In contrast, Nephila male size is effectively decoupled and hovers around values roughly one fifth of female size. Although N. komaci females are the largest Nephila yet discovered, the males are also large and thus their SSD is not exceptional.

  11. SHI Chongtang:Be a Gigantic Lion%施崇棠巨狮策略

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    2010-01-01

    @@ 爱好挑战在施崇棠在1993年底离开施振荣,担当华硕CEO的时候,颇有点"受命于危难之间"的味道.当此时,华硕1993年的营收同比增长1.2亿台币,这在当时的台湾IT界,"几乎可视为停滞不前".

  12. Gigantic unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm presenting as an incidental murmur.

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    Yagoub, Hatim

    2012-01-01

    We report a case of a 56-year-old man referred by his family physician with an asymptomatic cardiac murmur. Trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) suggested an unruptured right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) causing extrinsic compression of the right ventricular outflow tract. This was confirmed with an ECG-gated cardiac CT showing a large right SVA measuring 35×37×42 mm in size. Coronary angiography demonstrated non-obstructive coronary artery disease. Ascending thoracic anterior in the right anterior oblique view delineated the right SVA. The patient underwent aortic valve sparing surgical repair of the aneurysm with an excellent result. Echocardiography confirmed obliteration of the aneurysm and normal aortic valve function postoperatively.

  13. A Permutation Gigantic Issues in Mobile Real Time Distributed Database : Consistency & Security

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    Gyanendra Kr. Gupta

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Several shape of Information System are broadly used in a variety of System Models. With the rapid development of computer network, Information System users concern more about data sharing in networks. In conventional relational database, data consistency was controlled by consistency control mechanism when a data object is locked in a sharing mode, other transactions can only read it, but can not update it. If the traditional consistency control method has been used yet, the system’s concurrency will be inadequately influenced. So there are many new necessities for the consistency control and security in Mobile Real Time Distributed Database (MRTDDB. The problem not limited only to type of data (e.g. mobile or real-time databases. There are many aspects of data consistency problems in MRTDDB, such as inconsistency between characteristic and type of data; the nconsistency of topological relations after objects has been modified. In this paper, many cases of consistency are discussed. As the mobile computing becomes well-liked and the database grows with information sharing security is a big issue for researchers. Mutually both Consistency and Security of data is a big confront for esearchers because whenever the data is not consistent and secure no maneuver on the data (e.g. transaction is productive. It becomes more and more crucial when the transactions are used in on-traditional environment like Mobile, Distributed, Real Time and Multimedia databases. In this paper we raise the different aspects and analyze the available solution for consistency and security of databases. Traditional Database Security has focused primarily on creating user accounts and managing user rights to database objects. But in the mobility and drifting computing uses this database creating a new prospect for research. The wide spread use of databases over the web, heterogeneous client-server architectures,application servers, and networks creates a critical need to amplify this focus.

  14. Low-magnesium uranium-calcite with high degree of crystallinity and gigantic luminescence emission

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    Valle-Fuentes, Francisco-Jose [Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio, CSIC. Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Garcia-Guinea, Javier [Museo Nacional Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, 28006 Madrid (Spain)]. E-mail: guinea@mncn.csic.es; Cremades, Ana [Departmento Fisica de Materiales, Facultad de Fisicas, University Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Correcher, Virgilio [CIEMAT, Laboratory Dosimetria de Radiaciones, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Sanchez-Moral, Sergio [Museo Nacional Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Gonzalez-Martin, Rafael [Museo Nacional Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Sanchez-Munoz, Luis [CIEMAT, Laboratory Dosimetria de Radiaciones, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Lopez-Arce, Paula [Getty Conservation Institute, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (United States)

    2007-01-15

    Cabrera (Madrid) low-Mg calcites exhibit: (i) an unusual twofold elevation in X-ray diffraction pattern intensity; (ii) a 60-fold elevation of luminescence emission, compared to six common natural calcites selected for comparison purposes; (iii) a natural relatively high radiation level of circa 200 nSv h{sup -1} not detected in 1300 other calcites from the Natural History Museum of Madrid. Calcites were analysed by the X-ray diffraction powder method (XRD), cathodo-luminescence spectroscopy in scanning electron microscopy (CL-SEM), thermoluminescence (TL), differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) and particle size distribution (PSD). The Cabrera calcite study shows: (i) helicoidally distributed steps along the (0 0 0 1) orientation; (ii) protuberance defects onto the (0 0 0 1) surface, observed by SEM; (iii) XRF chemical contents of 0.03% MgO, 0.013% of Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and 0.022% of U{sub 3}O{sub 8}, with accessory amounts of rare earth elements (REE); (iv) DTA dissociation temperature of 879 {sup o}C; (v) TL maxima peaks at 233 and 297 {sup o}C whose areas are 60 times compared to other calcites; (vi) spectra CL-SEM bands at 2.0 and 3.4 eV in the classic structure of Mn{sup 2+} activators; (vii) a twofold XRD pattern explained given that sample is a low-Mg calcite. The huge TL and CL emissions of the Cabrera calcite sample must be linked with the uranyl group presence. This intense XRD pattern in low-Mg calcites could bring into being analytical errors.

  15. High-level organization of isochores into gigantic superstructures in the human genome

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    Carpena, P.; Oliver, J. L.; Hackenberg, M.; Coronado, A. V.; Barturen, G.; Bernaola-Galván, P.

    2011-03-01

    Human DNA shows a complex structure with compositional features at many scales; the isochores—long DNA segments (~105 bp) of relatively homogeneous guanine-cytosine (G + C) content—are the largest well-documented and well-analyzed compositional structures. However, we report here on the existence of a high-level compositional organization of isochores in the human genome. By using a segmentation algorithm incorporating the long-range correlations existing in human DNA, we find that every chromosome is composed of a few huge segments (~ 107 bp) of relatively homogeneous G + C content, which become the largest compositional organization of the genome. Finally, we show evidence of the biological relevance of these superstructures, pointing to a large-scale functional organization of the human genome.

  16. The Ophiuchus Superbubble: A Gigantic Eruption from the Inner Disk of the Milky Way

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    Pidopryhora, Y; Shields, J C; Pidopryhora, Yurii; Lockman, Felix J.; Shields, Joseph C.

    2006-01-01

    While studying extraplanar neutral hydrogen in the disk-halo transition of the inner Galaxy we have discovered what appears to be a huge superbubble centered around l ~ 30 deg, whose top extends to latitudes > 25 deg at a distance of about 7 kpc. It is detected in both HI and Halpha. Using the Green Bank Telescope of the NRAO, we have measured more than 220,000 HI spectra at 9' angular resolution in and around this structure. The total HI mass in the system is ~ 10^6 Msol and it has an equal mass in H+. The Plume of HI capping its top is 1.2 x 0.6 kpc in l and b and contains 3 x 10^4 Msol of HI. Despite its location, (the main section is 3.4 kpc above the Galactic plane) the kinematics of the Plume appears to be dominated by Galactic rotation, but with a lag of 27 km/s from corotation. At the base of this structure there are ``whiskers'' of HI several hundreds of pc wide, reaching more than 1 kpc into the halo; they have a vertical density structure suggesting that they are the bubble walls and have been crea...

  17. A gigantic shark from the lower cretaceous duck creek formation of Texas.

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    Frederickson, Joseph A; Schaefer, Scott N; Doucette-Frederickson, Janessa A

    2015-01-01

    Three large lamniform shark vertebrae are described from the Lower Cretaceous of Texas. We interpret these fossils as belonging to a single individual with a calculated total body length of 6.3 m. This large individual compares favorably to another shark specimen from the roughly contemporaneous Kiowa Shale of Kansas. Neither specimen was recovered with associated teeth, making confident identification of the species impossible. However, both formations share a similar shark fauna, with Leptostyrax macrorhiza being the largest of the common lamniform sharks. Regardless of its actual identification, this new specimen provides further evidence that large-bodied lamniform sharks had evolved prior to the Late Cretaceous.

  18. A gigantic shark from the lower cretaceous duck creek formation of Texas.

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    Joseph A Frederickson

    Full Text Available Three large lamniform shark vertebrae are described from the Lower Cretaceous of Texas. We interpret these fossils as belonging to a single individual with a calculated total body length of 6.3 m. This large individual compares favorably to another shark specimen from the roughly contemporaneous Kiowa Shale of Kansas. Neither specimen was recovered with associated teeth, making confident identification of the species impossible. However, both formations share a similar shark fauna, with Leptostyrax macrorhiza being the largest of the common lamniform sharks. Regardless of its actual identification, this new specimen provides further evidence that large-bodied lamniform sharks had evolved prior to the Late Cretaceous.

  19. Liposarcoma retroperitoneal gigante. Reporte de caso (Giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma. Case report

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    Full Text Available Soft tissue sarcomas represent less than 1% of all human neoplasms. One-third of malignant tumors that arise in the retroperitoneum are sarcomas and liposarcoma is the most common retroperitoneal sarcoma and is known to grow to giant sizes, slow progress and few late symptoms. We report the case of a 40 year old woman with a giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma. A laparotomy was performed and a multilobulated tumor of 20 centimeters of diameter arising from retroperitoneum. The histological features were suggestive of pleomorphic liposarcoma weighing 8.5 Kilograms

  20. Bolnav cu Gist Gastric Gigant; Supraviețuire Nesperată Prezentare de Caz

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    Gheorghe M

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    Full Text Available Background: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST are rare neoplasms, with sever prognosis in advanced cases. Until the discovery of Tyrosin Kinase Inhibitors (TKI, the life expectancy was very poor for patient with metastatic tumors, postoperative relapses or unresectable disease. Introduction of TKI therapy provided an unexpected survival rate, controlling the disease with very good tolerance. Method: We present a case report representative for GIST pathology. It is the first case of our GIST series of patients, operated in General and Esophageal Surgery Clinic of “St. Mary” Hospital Bucharest. A multidisciplinary approach and a complex, multimodal, surgical and oncological treatment was applied, with good response confirmed by the long-term follow-up. A 79 years old patient was diagnosed in 2004 (at the age of 70 years with giant gastric GIST. He underwent a total gastrectomy, splenectomy and left pancreatectomy; the resection was considered as R1 because the tumor capsule was not complete. The adjuvant treatment with TKI was started postoperatively for 2 years. The recurrence was noted one year after the adjuvant therapy stop. Then the TKI treatment was restarted with very good tolerance and control of disease at 9 years. Conclusion: The TKI therapy allows long-term control of the malignant GISTs in term of overall survival and quality of life, even when the surgical procedure is not optimal.

  1. Paraiso (Melia azedarach var. gigante) woodlots: an agroforestry alternative for the small farmer in Paraguay

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    Evans, P.T.; Rombold, J.S.

    1984-01-01

    A description is given of methods of growing mixtures of paraiso with annual crops, grazing and/or other trees such as Leucaena leucocephala in the degraded, acid, sandy soils of the humid sub-tropical Guayaybi area. Paraiso grows rapidly with deep root systems and contributes a large amount of organic material to the soil as litter. The wood is useful for furniture, veneers, plywood and interior carpentry and can be harvested at age 12-15 year (d.b.h. 40-50 cm).

  2. Gela submarine slide: gigantic basin-wide event in the Plio-Quaternary foredeep of Sicily

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    Argnani, A.; Trincardi, F.

    1988-08-01

    The Gela basin is a Pliocene-Quaternary foredeep basin located at the front of the Maghrebian fold-thrust belt of Sicily, filled with 2,500 m-thick shallowing-upward marine sediments. An important contribution to the basin fill comes from a huge, basin-wide submarine slide which extends for 3,500 km/sup 2/ and thickens as much as 450 m; the estimated sediment volume involved in the slide is close to 1,000 km/sup 3/. The authors investigation used more than 3,000 km of multichannel and single-channel seismic reflection profiles. The slide depositional geometries and facies relationships have been reconstructed from seismic interpretation to provide insight into transport and emplacement mechanisms. Apparently, the slide was not simply deposited via mass transfer from the slope into the basin. Indeed, the bulk of the slide is composed of basin sediments plastically deformed under the gravitational force driven by the correspondent slope sediments. Such a deformation occurred above an extremely effective decollement surface which controlled the slide distribution throughout the basin. More localized decollement planes are, however, present within the slide body and contributed to its complex deformation. The slide can thus be considered the result of a generalized gravitational collapse which affected the sediments lying above a peculiar decollement horizon. A general uplift characterized the late Quaternary evolution of the area, and volcanic activity was quite widespread and documented in the historical record. A punctuated episode of energy release (volcanic related ), superimposed to the uplift trend, may have triggered the slide in conjunction with potentially easy detachment of a decollement.

  3. Sulle Orme Del Gigante: Cristina Scarlat (A Cura Di, Mircea Eliade Once Again, Lumen, Iasi, 2011

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    Lara SANJAKDAR

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Negli ultimi anni il crescente interese per la persona e l’opera di Mircea Eliade ha originato una vera e propria esplosione di pubblicazioni dedicate allo studioso, e anche la comparsa postuma di molti scritti inediti. Alcune di questi lavori, peraltro di rilievo, sono apparsi in occasiione delle celebrazioni del ventennale della morte dell’ intelectuale romeno (2006, altre ancora in tempi recentissimi non soltano in Italia, ma anche in Romania, Germania, Stati Uniti d’America, Spagna e Russia.

  4. Raymond D. Adams, gigante de la neurología norteamericana

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    Leonardo Palacios

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Professor Raymond D. Adams (1911-2010 has been one of the most prominent figures in North American neurology in the XX century. He studied medicine at Duke University. He began training in psychiatry but decided to study nervous system pathology and neurology in Boston City Hospital during ten years. Then he became chairman of the neurology department in Massachusetts General Hospital for more than twenty five years. He was Neuropathology Emeritus Professor at Harvard University and has been recognized by other universities and scientific associations in United States and in other countries. His contribution to North American Neurology consolidation has been crucial. He described various syndromes and contributed to the development of other fields in neuroscience. He wrote and published many scientific articles and since 1977 with his colleague Maurice Victor the books “Principles of Neurology” a classic in the field, being traduced to many languages. He has been the chairman of a Department where many important neurologists from different parts of the world where trained and brighten neurology worldwide.

  5. Quiste de ovario gigante. Presentación de un caso

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    Yarisdey Corrales Hernández

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Los quistes de ovario son tumoraciones frecuentes en las afecciones ginecológicas. Se presenta el   caso de una paciente de 46 años de edad, que acudió al Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, de Cienfuegos, refiriendo dolor y aumento de volumen del abdomen de un año de evolución. Se realizaron examenes físico y ultrasonográfico, mediante los que se le diagnosticó una masa quística dependiente de ovario. Se practicó laparotomía y se resecó un quiste de ovario izquierdo. En su estudio anatomopatológico se comprobó el diagnóstico de cistoadenoma seroso del ovario.

  6. "Instruído na fé, batizado em pé": batismo de africanos na Sé da Bahia na 1a metade do século XVIII, 1734-1742

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    Carlos Eugenio L\\u00EDbano Soares

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    Full Text Available This article analyses the African identities found in the Sé parish, Salvador city, Bahia, in the first half of the 18th century, specially between 1734 and 1742, using for this the catholic baptism and death register books. The Sé was the political and administrative centre of the capital of the State of Brazil [The southern part of the Portuguese colonies in the Americas], and [then] the slave trade had reached unheard levels in the Colony. What is outstanding is the great presence of Africans from the [so called] the Jeje nation - a unique phenomena in the city - and the larger presence of women among the Africans, this a situation that is present in all parishes. In this text we try to explain culturally the serial data of the baptism registers from the point of view of ethnic recreation of the African identities in South America.

  7. Uma reflexão sobre os agentes históricos na sistematização do estereótipo africano sobre a construção do imaginário do negro no Brasil

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    Claudia Lima

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a reflection based on references in order to show a major problem which is the African stereotype on the construction of the imagery of black people in Brazil, which interferes directly as a limiter in the receptivity and in the adequate recognition of the founding myths of the matrix African religions. The cultural references of the Africans were built up under occidental values and codes represented by the white-Christian man. In this sense, these ethnocentric parameters, at that period, were used specifi cally for evaluation and later on they migrated to Brazil. In this article, the focus is towards the possible origins of the construction of the African stereotype as a starting point in the trajectory of the representation of the identity which established the image of the black African in the Portuguese imagery in the 14th century. In this context, some special features shown by the Portuguese Catholic culture migrate as a continuum phenomenon which is fostered in the meeting or (remeeting in Brazilian territory, of the African culture together with the Portuguese catholic religion.

  8. A diagnose sexual de escravos africanos. Estimativa sexual a partir de os coxae da coleção osteológica negroide de PAVd’09 ( Valle da Gafaria , Lagos)

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    Furtado, Marta

    2012-01-01

    A diagnose sexual é um parâmetro importante do perfil biológico no estudo das populações do passado. O dimorfismo sexual observado na pélvis é essencialmente o resultado evolutivo de modificações funcionais relacionadas com o parto e a locomoção. Assim, ao contrário de outras partes anatómicas do esqueleto humano, as grandes diferenças entre o homem e a mulher existentes na pélvis fazem do coxal o osso mais dimórfico do esqueleto humano, sendo considerado o indicador mais fiável para a estima...

  9. First report of acariasis by Caparinia tripilis in African hedgehogs, (Atelerix albiventris), in Costa Rica Primeiro relato de acariasis por Caparinia tripilis em ouriços Africanos, (Atelerix albiventris), na Costa Rica

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    Andrés Moreira; Adriana Troyo; Olger Calderón-Arguedas

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    The African hedgehog is one of the newly imported exotic pets which have been observed with increasing regularity in veterinary clinics in Costa Rica. Despite their popularity, information about their diseases is scarce. Within skin diseases of hedgehogs, mange caused by Caparinia spp. is a common diagnosis in other countries. Two adult African hedgehogs, one male and one female, were brought to a private clinic in Heredia, Costa Rica, with chronic pruritic dermatitis, scabs, nearly complete ...

  10. Giant adrenal cyst - a case report and classification; Cisto gigante da adrenal - relato de caso e classificacao

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    Pitaki, Sergio Augusto Munhoz; Louveira, Maria Helena [Clinica Radiologica Pitaki, Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Alphasonic; Rorato, Luciana; Antonik, Gustavo; Andrade, Andre Luis Lugnani de; Teixeira, Ana Maria Gonzaga [Faculdade Evangelica de Medicina do Parana (FEMPAR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil)

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    Cystic lesions of the adrenal gland are relatively rare, but they must be considering in the differential diagnosis of abdominal masses. The authors report a case of a giant adrenal cyst assessed by ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, and outline their features and classification. (author)

  11. New large aperture, hybrid photo-detector and photo multiplier tube for a gigantic water Cherenkov ring imaging detector

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    Hirota, Seiko, E-mail: s_hirota@scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Kyoto University, Department of Physics (Japan); Nishimura, Yasuhiro [University of Tokyo, ICRR (Japan); Suda, Yusuke [University of Tokyo, Department of Physics (Japan); Okajima, Yuji [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Physics (Japan); Shiozawa, Masato; Nakayama, Shoei; Tanaka, Hidekazu; Hayato, Yoshinari; Ikeda, Motoyasu; Nakahata, Masayuki [University of Tokyo, ICRR (Japan); Yokoyama, Masashi; Aihara, Hiroaki [University of Tokyo, Department of Physics (Japan); Ichikawa, Atsuko; Minamino, Akihiro; Huang, Kunxian; Nakaya, Tsuyoshi [Kyoto University, Department of Physics (Japan); Kawai, Yoshihiko; Suzuki, Masatoshi; Ohmura, Takayuki [Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)

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    We are developing a 20-in. aperture high quantum efficiency photo-multiplier tube (PMT) and a hybrid photo-detector (HPD) for Hyper-Kamiokande which is a next generation underground large water Cherenkov detector. We have measured prototypes of 20-in. PMT with a high quantum efficiency photocathode, 30% at 400 nm, and 8-in. HPDs with a normal quantum efficiency photocathode, 22% at 400 nm, in a 200-ton water tank and checked their performance. The PMTs have a 2.7 ns (sigma) timing resolution and 43% (sigma) charge resolution for single photo-electron. Compared to PMTs, HPDs show a better performance with a 1.7 ns timing resolution and 32. - Highlights: • For Hyper-Kamiokande, a large aperture hybrid photo-detector (HPD) has been developed. • The application of high quantum efficiency photo-cathode has been also studied. • The 8-in. HPDs and 20-in. HQE PMTs have been tested in a 200-ton water tank from summer in 2013. • The HPDs show better charge and timing resolution, and lower dark rate than PMTs. • The HQE PMTs have not been stabilized yet and show higher dark rate than normal PMTs.

  12. Expression of a truncated Hmga1b gene induces gigantism, lipomatosis and B-cell lymphomas in mice.

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    Fedele, Monica; Visone, Rosa; De Martino, Ivana; Palmieri, Dario; Valentino, Teresa; Esposito, Francesco; Klein-Szanto, Andres; Arra, Claudio; Ciarmiello, Andrea; Croce, Carlo M; Fusco, Alfredo

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    HMGA1 gene rearrangements have been frequently described in human lipomas. In vitro studies suggest that HMGA1 proteins have a negative role in the control of adipocyte cell growth, and that HMGA1 gene truncation acts in a dominant-negative fashion. Therefore, to define better the role of the HMGA1 alterations in the generation of human lipomas, we generated mice carrying an Hmga1b truncated (Hmga1b/T) gene. These mice develop a giant phenotype together with a drastic expansion of the retroperitoneal and subcutaneous white adipose tissue. We show that the activation of the E2F pathway likely accounts, at least in part, for this phenotype. Interestingly, the Hmga1b/T mice also develop B-cell lymphomas similar to that occurring in Hmga1-knockout mice, supporting a dominant-negative role of the Hmga1b/T mutant also in vivo.

  13. The mystery of the gigantic ships——What’s the size of Zheng He’s Bao Chuan

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    <正>Six hundred years ago,Zheng He,with order from Em- peror Yongle of the Ming Dynasty(1403-1425),started his seven voyages down to the Western Ocean(around the area of the South- east Asian archipelago,the Indo-China Peninsular,the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Peninsular and the eastern coast of Africa.) AS the leader of the fleet.Zheng He is undoubtedly the most outstanding navigator in the thousands of gears of Chinese history.His mammoth fleet with numerous,ships has made it legendary.

  14. Gigantic diphoton rate of heavy Higgs bosons in the aligned two Higgs doublet models with small tan β

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    Song, Jeonghyeon; Yoon, Yeo Woong

    2015-06-01

    We study the implications of the LHC heavy neutral Higgs boson search data on the aligned two Higgs doublet model with a softly broken Z2 symmetry. When tan β is small, the gluon fusion production of the heavy C P -even scalar H0 or the C P -odd scalar A0 becomes large enough to constrain the model by the current γ γ , τ+τ- , and t t ¯ data. By reinvestigating the indirect constraints from Δ ρ , b →s γ , Δ MBd , Rb, ɛK , and the perturbativity of the running top quark Yukawa coupling, we find that the small tan β region is still allowed: for instance, tan β ≳0.6 (0.5 ) for Type I and X (II and Y) for mH±=800 GeV . We find that the current LHC results of the heavy Higgs searches at √{s }=8 TeV are shown to put on more significant bounds. If mH≃mA , the t t ¯ mode excludes tan β ≲1.5 for mH ,A=500 - 600 GeV in all four types, and the γ γ and τ+τ- modes exclude tan β ≲1 - 3 (tan β ≲3 - 10 ) for mH ,A=150 - 340 GeV in Types I, II, and Y (Type X).

  15. A gigantic X-ray flare from the star Trumpler 14 Y442 in the Carina star forming complex

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    Hamaguchi, Kenji; Drake, Stephen A.; Corcoran, Michael F.; Richardson, Noel; Teodoro, Mairan

    2015-09-01

    XMM-Newton, NuSTAR and Swift observations of the Carina star forming complex on 2015 July 16 (ObsID - XMM:0762910401, NuSTAR:30101005002, Swift:00081578001) detected an X-ray flare at the coordinates (R.A., Dec)[J2000] = (10 44 02.80, -59 39 46.7).

  16. Gigantic diphoton rate of heavy Higgs bosons in the aligned two Higgs doublet models with small $\\tan\\beta$

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    Song, Jeonghyeon

    2014-01-01

    We study the implications of the LHC heavy neutral Higgs search data on the aligned two Higgs doublet model with softly broken $Z_2$ symmetry. When $\\tan\\beta$ is small, the gluon fusion production of the heavy CP-even scalar $H^0$ or the CP-odd scalar $A^0$ becomes large enough to constrain the model by the current $\\gamma\\gamma$, $\\tau^+\\tau^-$, and $t\\bar{t}$ data. By reinvestigating this small $\\tan\\beta$ region, we find that the indirect constraints like $\\Delta\\rho$, $b\\to s \\gamma$, $\\Delta M_{B_d}$, $R_b$, $\\epsilon_K$, and the perturbativity of running top Yukawa coupling are rather weak to be $\\tan\\beta > 0.5$. The current heavy Higgs search results are shown to put more significant bounds. If $m_H \\simeq m_A$, the $t\\bar{t}$ mode excludes $\\tan\\beta< 1.5$ for $m_{H,A}=500-600\\,$GeV in all four types, and the $\\gamma\\gamma$ and $\\tau^+\\tau^-$ modes exclude $\\tan\\beta < 1-3$ ($\\tan\\beta < 3-10$) for $m_{H,A}=120-340\\,$GeV in Type I, II, and Y (Type X).

  17. Sistema Solar: de la observación de La Tierra a los planetas gigantes y sus lunas

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    Rodrigo, R.

    La fotoquímica tiene un papel principal en la composición de las atmósferas planetarias. Se examinan diferentes procesos fotoquímicos tanto para atmósferas oxidadas como reductoras, poniendo un especial énfasis en los ciclos químicos más importantes. En este sentido, se presentan diferentes ciclos químicos capaces de producir hidrocarbonos y nitrilos en atmósferas reductoras, así como aquellos capaces de mantener las proporciones de mezcla de las moléculas que contienen oxígeno, tales como CO2, O2 y H2O. También se analizan otros procesos importantes tales como la condensación y procesos de sputtering y de sublimación que han de tenerse en cuenta cuando se realizan modelos sobre la composición atmosférica.

  18. Estrutura de um cerrado strico sensu na Gleba Cerrado Pé-de-Gigante, Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, SP

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    Full Text Available O Cerrado ocupa aproximadamente 23% do território brasileiro e 70% do bioma correspondem a cerrado stricto sensu (s.s., sendo relevantes os estudos que buscam o entendimento da estrutura da vegetação nessas áreas. Com esse objetivo, foram estudadas cinco parcelas (10×25m em um hectare de cerrado s.s., amostrando-se todos os indivíduos com perímetro no nível do solo igual ou acima de 3cm (exceto lianas e indivíduos mortos. Alguns parâmetros fitossociológicos foram analisados, assim como a distribuição de classes de diâmetro dos indivíduos amostrados e a estrutura vertical. Foram amostradas 1.747 indivíduos, distribuídos em 75 espécies, pertencentes a 31 famílias. A densidade total absoluta encontrada foi de 13.976 ind.ha-1 e a área basal total, de 4,902m². Leguminosae foi a família com o maior número de espécies (16. As espécies que apresentaram os maiores valores de Índice do Valor de Importância (IVI foram Anadenanthera falcata (Benth. Altschul, Myrcia guianensis (Aubl. DC., Xylopia aromatica (Lm. Mart., Ouratea spectabilis (Mart. Engl. e Pouteria ramiflora (Mart. Radlk. O Índice de Shannon encontrado foi de 3,623. A distribuição de classes de diâmetro apresentou curva na forma de "J" invertido, estando a maioria dos indivíduos na primeira classe. A área estudada não apresentou estratos bem definidos, estando a maioria dos indivíduos entre 1 e 3m de altura.

  19. Mixoma gigante em átrio esquerdo: relato de caso Giant myxoma in the left atrium: case report

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    Full Text Available Paciente de 63 anos, sexo feminino, com história de dispnéia, palpitação e precordialgia foi submetida a avaliação cardiológica. Ao exame físico mostrava-se sem anormalidades. O ecocardiograma mostrou grande massa em átrio esquerdo, sugerindo mixoma; confirmado pela tomografia e cateterismo. A paciente foi submetida a tratamento cirúrgico, com boa evolução pós-operatória. O estudo anatomopatológico confirmou o diagnóstico de mixoma. Neste artigo é apresentada revisão bibliográfica, bem como comentários enfatizando-se a dificuldade diagnóstica baseada nos sinais e sintomas, assim como o desenvolvimento de derrame pleural bilateral no pós-operatório, possivelmente relacionado ao mixoma.In this study is reported the case of a 63-year-old-woman with history of dyspnea, palpitations, and precordial pain who underwent cardiologic evaluation. The physical examination did not reveal abnormalities. The echocardiogram showed great mass in the left atrium, suggesting myxoma which was confirmed by tomography and catheterization. The patient underwent surgical treatment with a good postoperative evolution. The diagnosis of myxoma was confirmed by histopathologic study. In this study is included a bibliographic review and a comment emphasizing the diagnostic difficulty based on signs and symptoms, as well as the details about the development of bilateral pleural effusion possibly related to the myxoma.

  20. Floristic composition of the cerrado in the Pé-de-Gigante Reserve (Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, southeastern Brazil)

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    2001-01-01

    We studied a 1225 ha area, composed mainly of cerrado, in Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, São Paulo State, southeastern Brazil (21°36-38'S, 47°36-39'W). In three cerrado physiognomies (campo cerrado -- a wooded savanna, cerrado sensu stricto -- a woodland, and cerradão -- a tall woodland), we collected all vascular plants in reproductive stage, and identified them to species level. We found 360 species, representing 236 genera and 69 families. The richest families were: Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Poac...

  1. 先天性巨色素痣6例%6 Cases of Congenital Gigantic Pigmented Nevus

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    张阳宝; 赵红刚

    2005-01-01

    目的探讨先天性巨色素痣的发病机制.方法对6例先天性巨色素痣的临床资料及组织病理、免疫组化结果进行分析.结果 6例平均年龄28岁,5例出生时即发病.临床诊断恶性黑素瘤2例,黑痣恶变、先天性巨色素痣、软组织纤维瘤、皮肤色素沉着各1例.组织病理诊断皮内痣4例,复合痣2例.结论先天性巨色素痣发病符合双重来源学说,即真皮上部的痣细胞来自表皮的黑素细胞,而真皮下部的痣细胞来自神经鞘细胞.减少并发症的关键在于早诊断、早治疗.

  2. Climate warming and stability of cold hanging glaciers: Lessons from the gigantic 1895 Altels break-off

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    Faillettaz, Jerome; Funk, Martin

    2011-01-01

    The Altels hanging glacier broke off on September 11, 1895. The ice volume of this catastrophic rupture was estimated at $\\rm 4.10^6$ cubic meters and is the largest ever observed ice fall event in the Alps. The causes of this collapse are however not entirely clear. Based on previous studies, we reanalyzed this break-off event, with the help of a new numerical model, initially developed by Faillettaz and others (2010) for gravity-driven instabilities. The simulations indicate that a break-off event is only possible when the basal friction at the bedrock is reduced in a restricted area, possibly induced by the storage of infiltrated water within the glacier. Moreover, our simulations reveal a two-step behavior: (i) A first quiescent phase, without visible changes, with a duration depending on the rate of basal changes; (ii) An active phase with a rapid increase of basal motion over a few days. The general lesson obtained from the comparison between the simulations and the available evidence is that visible si...

  3. A gigantic sarcopterygian (tetrapodomorph lobe-finned fish from the upper Devonian of Gondwana (Eden, New South Wales, Australia.

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    Full Text Available Edenopteron keithcrooki gen. et sp. nov. is described from the Famennian Worange Point Formation; the holotype is amongst the largest tristichopterids and sarcopterygians documented by semi-articulated remains from the Devonian Period. The new taxon has dentary fangs and premaxillary tusks, features assumed to be derived for large Northern Hemisphere tristichopterids (Eusthenodon, Hyneria, Langlieria. It resembles Eusthenodon in ornament, but is distinguished by longer proportions of the parietal compared to the post-parietal shield, and numerous differences in shape and proportions of other bones. Several characters (accessory vomers in the palate, submandibulars overlapping ventral jaw margin, scales ornamented with widely-spaced deep grooves are recorded only in tristichopterids from East Gondwana (Australia-Antarctica. On this evidence Edenopteron gen. nov. is placed in an endemic Gondwanan subfamily Mandageriinae within the Tristichopteridae; it differs from the nominal genotype Mandageria in its larger size, less pointed skull, shape of the orbits and other skull characters. The hypothesis that tristichopterids evolved in Laurussia and later dispersed into Gondwana, and a derived subgroup of large Late Devonian genera dispersed from Gondwana, is inconsistent with the evidence of the new taxon. Using oldest fossil and most primitive clade criteria the most recent phylogeny resolves South China and Gondwana as areas of origin for all tetrapodomorphs. The immediate outgroup to tristichopterids remains unresolved - either Spodichthys from Greenland as recently proposed, or Marsdenichthys from Gondwana, earlier suggested to be the sister group to all tristichopterids. Both taxa combine two characters that do not co-occur in other tetrapodomorphs (extratemporal bone in the skull; non-cosmoid round scales with an internal boss. Recently both 'primitive' and 'derived' tristichopterids have been discovered in the late Middle Devonian of both hemispheres, implying extensive ghost lineages within the group. Resolving their phylogeny and biogeography will depend on a comprehensive new phylogenetic analysis.

  4. Spontaneously resolved gigantic retroperitoneal haematoma following oophorectomy: A case report in a cardiac patient on anticoagulant therapy

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    Ahmed Samy Elagwany

    2015-07-01

    Conclusion: Delay in diagnosis is potentially fatal and high clinical suspicion remains crucial. Finally, it is a matter of controversy whether retroperitoneal haematomas should be surgically evacuated or conservatively treated and the final decision should be made after taking into consideration patient’s general condition and the possibility of permanent femoral or sciatic neuropathy due to compression syndrome.

  5. PALMA (OPUNTIA FICUS INDICA MILL CV. GIGANTE EM SUPLEMENTOS PARA FÊMEAS LEITEIRAS EM CRESCIMENTO A PASTO

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    GLEIDIANA AMÉLIA PONTES DE ALMEIDA

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed at evaluating the effect of replacing corn by palm in the supplements for dairy females in grazing at levels of 0, 33, 66 and 100%. Intake of pasture and apparent nutrient digestibility, animal performance, intake of nitrogenous compounds, nitrogen balance, synthesis and microbial efficiency and bioe-conomy system were evaluated. The study was conducted at Farm Roçadinho, municipality of Capoeiras Wasteland region of the State of Pernambuco in the period from 30/09/2012 to 19/01/2013, in a completely randomized design with four treatments and six replications, using 24 dairy females growing initial weight of 180 pounds. Consisted of 112 days, and 28 for adaptation. The intake of DM, DM/pasture, OM, CP, NDFap. NDFi intake and increased ADF because of the NFC, EE, and TDN decreased (P <0.05. PUN levels in plasma did not change. The apparent digestibility of DM, OM, NDF, ADF, NFC, EE and TDN decreased linearly, and CP increased (P <0.05. Weight gains decreased since the FC increased (P <0.05. No effect was observed in nitrogen intake and nitrogen excreted in the urine. A reduction in nitrogen excreted in the faeces nitrogen bal-ance and percentage of ingested nitrogen, urea-N excreted in the urine increased (P <0.05. The replacement of corn by palm reduces the performance of dairy females in pasture growth. Thus the total or partial replacement is conditioned to the projection of age at first calving on the production system and economy of use.

  6. Oceanic ecosystem dynamics during gigantic volcanic episodes: the Ontong Java and Manihiki Plateaus recorded by calcareous nannoplankton. (Invited)

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    Erba, E.

    2010-12-01

    Earth's volcanic activity introduces environmental stress that biota are forced to survive. There is a general consensus on the role of volcanogenic carbon dioxide increases, and implicit tectonic-igneous events, triggering major climate changes and profound variations in chemical, physical and trophic characteristics of the oceans through the Phanerozoic. Cretaceous geological records indicate conditions of excess atmCO2 (up to 2000-3000 ppm) derived from construction of Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs). In such “high CO2 world” and greenhouse conditions, the deep ocean became depleted of oxygen promoting the accumulation and burial of massive amounts of organic matter; such episodes are recognized as Oceanic Anoxic Events (OAEs) and their geological records merit careful examination of how the Earth system, and Life in particular, can overcome extreme experiments of global change. The Early Aptian (˜ 120 million years ago) OAE1a is a complex example of volcanicCO2-induced environmental stress. There is a general consensus on the causes of this case-history, namely excess CO2 derived from the construction of the Ontong Java-Manihiki LIP. Multi- and inter-disciplinary studies of the OAE1a have pointed out C, O, Os, Sr isotopic anomalies, a biocalcification crisis in pelagic and neritic settings, enhanced fertility and primary productivity, as well as ocean acidification. Available cyclochronology allows high-resolution dating of biotic and environmental fluctuations, providing the precision necessary for understanding the role of volcanogenic CO2 on nannoplankton biocalcification, adaptations, evolutionary innovation and/or extinctions. The reconstructed sequence of volcanogenic CO2 pulses, and perhaps some clathrate melting, triggered a climate change to supergreenhouse conditions, anoxia and ocean acidification. The demise of heavily calcified nannoconids and reduced calcite paleofluxes marks beginning of the pre-OAE1a calcification crisis. Ephemeral coccolith dwarfism and malformation represent adjustments to survive lower pH. Deep-water acidification occurs with a delay of 25-30 thousand years: a dissolution event recording 1 to 2km shallowing of the Calcite Compensation Depth anticipated the onset of anoxic sedimentation. A major acceleration in weathering has been identified in the lowermost part of OAE1a. After acidification-dissolution climax, nannoplankton and carbonate recovery developed over ~160 kyr, under persisting global dysoxia-anoxia. This recovery presumably implies a stasis of the LIP activity and gradual buffering of ocean acidification or a decrease in volcanogenic CO2 emissions and consistently higher CO2 drawdown through Corg burial and/or weathering. Rising CO2 and surface-ocean acidification during OAE1a triggered false extinctions among calcareous nannoplankton. Conversely, a major origination episode starts approximately 1 My before global anoxia and persists through OAE1a and associated acidification. Increasing pCO2 caused complex and species-specific reactions, including production of r-strategist taxa, which, however, secreted dwarf and malformed coccoliths as a strategy to overcome acidification.

  7. Gigantic retroperitoneal hematoma as a complication of anticoagulation therapy with heparin in therapeutic doses: a case report

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    Daliakopoulos Stavros I

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage is a distinct clinical entity that can present as a rare life-threatening event characterized by sudden onset of bleeding into the retroperitoneal space, occurring in association with bleeding disorders, intratumoral bleeding, or ruptures of any retroperitoneal organ or aneurysm. The spontaneous form is the most infrequent retroperitoneal hemorrhage, causing significant morbidity and representing a diagnostic challenge. Case presentation We report the case of a patient with coronary artery disease who presented with transient ischemic attack, in whom anticoagulant therapy with heparin precipitated a massive spontaneous atraumatic retroperitoneal hemorrhage (with international normalized ratio 2.4, which was treated conservatively. Conclusion Delay in diagnosis is potentially fatal and high clinical suspicion remains crucial. Finally, it is a matter of controversy whether retroperitoneal hematomas should be surgically evacuated or conservatively treated and the final decision should be made after taking into consideration patient's general condition and the possibility of permanent femoral or sciatic neuropathy due to compression syndrome.

  8. On the shoulders of giants: Harvey Cushing's experience with acromegaly and gigantism at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1896-1912.

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    Pendleton, C.; Adams, H.; Salvatori, R.; Wand, G.; Quinones-Hinojosa, A.

    2011-01-01

    A review of Dr. Cushing's surgical cases at Johns Hopkins Hospital revealed new information about his early operative experience with acromegaly. Although in 1912 Cushing published selective case studies regarding this work, a review of all his operations for acromegaly during his early years has ne

  9. Ictericia secundaria a cistoadenoma seroso pancreático gigante Jaundice secondary to giant pancreatic serous cystoadenoma

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    S. Goñi

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available El cistoadenoma seroso es el segundo tumor quístico más frecuente del páncreas y representa el 1-2% de todas las neoplasias exocrinas pancreáticas. Recientemente, gracias a las mejoras en las técnicas de imagen, la identificación de las lesiones quísticas pancreáticas es cada vez más frecuente. El diagnóstico diferencial ha de hacerse con el cistoadenoma mucinoso, debido al potencial maligno de esta última entidad. En esta nota clínica describimos el caso de una paciente con ictericia indolora y colestasis, con diagnóstico final de cistoadenoma seroso pancreático.Serous cystadenoma is the second most frequent pancreatic cystic neoplasm and accounts for 1-2% of exocrine neoplasms of the pancreas. Recently, they have been identified more frequently, due to the improvement in imaging techniques. Differential diagnosis should be performed with mucinous cystoadenoma, due to the latter's potential for malignant transformation. We present the case of a female patient who underwent examination for painless jaundice and cholestasis, with a final diagnosis of pancreatic serous cystoadenoma.

  10. From Ally McBeal to Sabado Gigante: Contributions of Television Viewing to the Gender Role Attitudes of Latino Adolescents

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    Rivadeneyra, Rocio; Ward, L. Monique

    2005-01-01

    Although previous findings indicate that frequent television viewing is associated with holding more stereotypical attitudes about gender, no studies have examined this connection among Latino youth, who are frequent viewers of both English- and Spanish-language programming. The present study attempted to rectify this situation by examining…

  11. Giant Ovarian Cyst. A Case Report Quiste de ovario gigante. Presentación de un caso

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Ovarian cysts are common tumors among gynecological conditions. The case of a 46 years old woman who arrived at the Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima General University Hospital in Cienfuegos, because of pain and swelling of the abdomen of a year of evolution is presented. The physical examination and ultrasound were performed and the patient was diagnosed with an ovarian dependant cystic mass. Laparotomy was performed and the left ovarian cyst was resected. In pathological and anatomical studies the diagnosis of an ovarian serous cystadenoma was confirmed.Los quistes de ovario son tumoraciones frecuentes en las afecciones ginecológicas. Se presenta el   caso de una paciente de 46 años de edad, que acudió al Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, de Cienfuegos, refiriendo dolor y aumento de volumen del abdomen de un año de evolución. Se realizaron examenes físico y ultrasonográfico, mediante los que se le diagnosticó una masa quística dependiente de ovario. Se practicó laparotomía y se resecó un quiste de ovario izquierdo. En su estudio anatomopatológico se comprobó el diagnóstico de cistoadenoma seroso del ovario.

  12. Acromegaly and gigantism in the medical literature. Case descriptions in the era before and the early years after the initial publication of Pierre Marie

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    W.W. de Herder (Wouter)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractIn 1886 Pierre Marie used the term "acromegaly" for the first time and gave a full description of the characteristic clinical picture. However several others had already given clear clinical descriptions before him and sometimes had given the disease other names. After 1886, it gradually

  13. Sobre gnomos y gigantes: los tratados Grecorromanos y la igualdad soberana de los estados como ficción histórico-jurídica

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    Buis, Emiliano J.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo inicialmente se aboca al estudio de los tratados que componen la Paz de Westfalia y su vínculo real con la construcción de la noción moderna de igualdad soberana de los Estados. A partir de este análisis crítico previo, la lección avanza sobre el estudio de las relaciones interestatales en el mundo griego y el romano, focalizándose principalmente en aquellos convenios celebrados antes de la era cristiana y en la necesidad de estos pueblos de recurrir a dichos instrumentos para fijar reglas de conducta previsibles. La hipótesis del trabajo, conforme a un vasto análisis de las situaciones propias del mundo antiguo, sugiere que aquellos Estados que se relacionaron en condiciones de desproporción de poder, siempre necesitaron acudir a un velo textual –convencional– de igualdad jurídica para disimular la real desigualdad de poder.

  14. Gigantic Trend of Container Vessels and Its Impact%集装箱船大型化趋势及其影响

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    李卫国; 李超; 周洪海

    2005-01-01

    近年来,随着国际间经济交往的加深,国际贸易的增长以及航运技术的不断发展,集装箱船的大型化趋势日益明显,这对班轮公司和集装箱港口都产生了深刻的影响。

  15. STATE OF THE ART OF THE GIGANTIC OCEAN ENGINEERING LIFTING SYSTEM%超大型海洋工程起重系统发展现状

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    刘振辉; 谭卫卫; 谭家华

    2006-01-01

    较为详细的介绍了世界上目前应用的两种超大型的起重系统即半潜式起重船和Single-lift起重系统及其工作原理;结合国内目前的现状,预测了超大型起重系统在国内的应用前景.

  16. 在四川盆地中部建设自流喷灌网%An Envisagement of A Gigantic Spray Irrigation System

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    2001-01-01

    @@ 水的开发和利用,是西部大开发的核心问题之一.四川盆地虽然江河纵横,但盆中丘陵地区十年九旱,地渴人贫.对此,笔者有一梦想,就是在四川盆地中部,建一个巨型自流喷灌网络.如果成功,等于再造一个都江堰,这对川中农业和四川经济社会的发展将产生难以估量的影响.

  17. On Modern French Artist Janniot and his Gigantic Relief%论法国现代艺术家让尼俄及其巨型浮雕

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    祝重寿

    2008-01-01

    法国现代雕塑家让尼俄终身从事公共艺术,擅长室内大型浮雕,其作品场面宏大,且富有装饰性.本文对他在巴黎移民博物馆和巴黎现代艺术美术馆的两处浮雕做了细致地剖析,阐发了他在艺术史上的重要地位.

  18. The Laconic Calculation of the Gigantic Frame with Faultage%有断层巨型框架的简化计算

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    2008-01-01

    为弥补D值法无法考虑断层影响的缺陷,推导了框架侧移刚度的计算模型,同时考虑刚 域及剪切变形的影响,提出了有断层巨型框架的计算方法,算例表明该法具有良好的精度.

  19. Replacement of wheat bran with spineless cactus (Opuntia ficus indica Mill cv Gigante) and urea in the diets of Holstein x Gyr heifers.

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    de Figueiredo Monteiro, Carolina Corrêa; Silva de Melo, Airon Aparecido; Ferreira, Marcelo Andrade; de Souza Campos, José Mauricio; Rodrigues Souza, Julyana Sena; Dos Santos Silva, Evannielly Thuanny; de Paula Xavier de Andrade, Rafael; da Silva, Emmanuelle Cordeiro

    2014-10-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the replacement effect of wheat bran with spineless cactus and urea in heifers. Twenty-four heifers with an average initial weight of 185 ± 13 kg were used in this experiment. Four levels of spineless cactus corrected with urea and ammonium sulfate (9:1) were studied: 0, 33, 66, and 100 % replacement with wheat bran. Samples of feed, orts, and feces were analyzed to estimate the intake and digestibility of dry matter (DM) and nutrients. Indigestible neutral detergent fiber was used as an internal marker. The experiment was conducted in a completely randomized design. Dry matter, neutral detergent fiber, and total digestible nutrient intake demonstrated a quadratic effect (P < 0.05). Rumen degradable protein intake increased linearly (P < 0.05). The maximum DM digestibility was estimated to be 0.67 with a 43 % replacement. Crude protein and NDF digestibility increased linearly (P < 0.05). The total body weight gain and average daily gain decreased linearly with the replacement. Thus, it is practical to replace wheat bran with spineless cactus containing urea and ammonium sulfate up to 66 % in sugar cane-based diets. PMID:24839899

  20. Acromegaly and gigantism in the medical literature. Case descriptions in the era before and the early years after the initial publication of Pierre Marie (1886)

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    de Herder, Wouter W

    2008-01-01

    In 1886 Pierre Marie used the term “acromegaly” for the first time and gave a full description of the characteristic clinical picture. However several others had already given clear clinical descriptions before him and sometimes had given the disease other names. After 1886, it gradually became clear that pituitary enlargement (caused by a pituitary adenoma) was the cause and not the consequence of acromegaly, as initially thought. Pituitary adenomas could be found in the great majority of ca...

  1. O gigante adormecido vem pra rua: construções enunciativas de Johnnie Walker e Fiat durante as manifestações brasileiras de 2013

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    Carolina Fernandes da Silva Mandaji

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available O tema deste trabalho são as manifestações ocorridas nos meses de junho e julho de 2013 em todo o Brasil. Trata-se de uma reflexão sobre as construções enunciativas de discursos midiáticos no cenário nacional e internacional.  Esta investigação se propõe a entender os processos enunciativos, e portanto, discursivos e interacionais no uso da materialidade sincrética e audiovisual de anúncios publicitários das marcas Johnnie Walker e Fiat. Tanto a campanha “Keep walking, Brazil” como  a “Vem pra rua” da Fiat foram (re contextualizadas em outros processos enunciativos durante as manifestações brasileiras. Será possível identificar que tipo de interação discursiva ocorre entre marcas e público a partir de tal (re contextualização? Qual relação enunciativa existe entre as marcas e as manifestações e quais são os papeis enunciativos e discursivos propostos por tal relação?  Tais perguntas irão nos levar ao contexto de produção das campanhas, mas também a uma nova apreensão de sentido pautada por processos enunciativos que não os das próprias marcas, mas sim, de novas posições enunciativas. A base metodológica guia-se pelos estudos da Semiótica Discursiva de A. J. Greimas e pelos pressupostos teóricos da Sociossemiótica proposto por Eric Landowski e nas pesquisas de Ana Claudia de Oliveira.

  2. Localized giant cell tumors in the spinal column radiologic presentation. Tumor de celulas gigantes localizado en la columna dorsal: presentacion radiologica poco frecuente

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    Fernandez Echeverria, M.A.; Parra Blanco, J.A.; Pagola Serrano, M.A.; Mellado Santos, J.M.; Bueno Lopez, J.; Gonzalez Tutor, A. (Hospital Marques Valdecilla. Santander (Spain))

    1994-01-01

    Given the uncommonness of the location of giant cell tumors (GCT) in the spinal column and the limited number of studies published, we present a case of GCT located in the spinal column, which involved both vertebral bodies and partially destroyed the adjacent rib. (Author)

  3. Asymptomatic giant mediastinal mass: a rare case of thymolipoma Massa mediastinal gigante assintomática: um raro caso de timolipoma

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    Omar Moté Abou Mourad; Filipe Moreira de Andrade; Pedro Abrahão; Andréa Monnerat; Luiz Felippe Judice

    2009-01-01

    Thymolipoma is a very rare benign neoplasm of the thymus. We present the case of a 42-year-old male with a massive mediastinal tumor discovered on a chest X-ray after a motorcycle accident. The patient had no complaints, and his physical examination was unremarkable. Chest CT scans revealed a lipomatous mass containing areas of soft tissue density. The patient was submitted to median sternotomy expanded to left anterolateral thoracotomy, resulting in the complete excision of the tumor. The pa...

  4. Fibrolipoma gigante de la mejilla: a propósito de un caso Giant fibrolipoma of the cheek: report of a case

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    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available El fibrolipoma es una neoplasia de origen mesenquimal, rara en la cavidad oral, representando el 1% de todos los tumores benignos orales. Es una variante histológica del lipoma simple, que normalmente se manifiesta a nivel de la mucosa oral, suelo de la boca, lengua y labios. La etiología suele ser traumática cuando afecta localizaciones extraorales, mientras se considera idiopática al manifestarse a nivel bucal. En este artículo se presenta un raro caso de fibrolipoma de mejilla, y se discuten los aspectos diagnósticos, histo-patológicos y de tratamiento de acuerdo a la literatura.Lipomas are common soft tissue mesenchymal neoplasms, rare in the oral cavity, representing 1% of all benign oral tumors. Fibrolipoma is a histological variant of the classic lipoma which normally affects buccal mucosa, floor of the mouth, tongue and lips. In this article is presented a rare case of fibrolipoma of the cheek and are discussed all the aspects of diagnosis, histology and surgical treatment, according to literature data.

  5. Fibrolipoma gigante de la mejilla: a propósito de un caso Giant fibrolipoma of the cheek: report of a case

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    M Scivetti; M. Di Cosola; L Lo Muzio; GP Pilolli; Maiorano, E.; Capodiferro, S.; F Vignoletti; GF Favia

    2006-01-01

    El fibrolipoma es una neoplasia de origen mesenquimal, rara en la cavidad oral, representando el 1% de todos los tumores benignos orales. Es una variante histológica del lipoma simple, que normalmente se manifiesta a nivel de la mucosa oral, suelo de la boca, lengua y labios. La etiología suele ser traumática cuando afecta localizaciones extraorales, mientras se considera idiopática al manifestarse a nivel bucal. En este artículo se presenta un raro caso de fibrolipoma de mejilla, y se discut...

  6. Oh, oh, o gigante acordou! Brasil, junho de 2013: conceptualizações e metáforas das manifestações

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    Ariadne Domingues Almeida

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    Full Text Available Apresentam-se resultados de um estudo cujo principal objetivo foi examinar o processo de conceptualização das manifestações brasileiras de 2013 e dos seus agentes sociais. Como norte teórico-metodológico, seguiram-se os pressupostos da Linguística Cognitiva, baseando-se em autores como Lakoff e Johnson (1980, Kövecses (2009, Grady (1997, entre outros. O corpus examinado foi constituído por postagens feitas no Facebook, coletadas em junho de 2013. Após a análise qualitativa dos dados, concluiu-se que as manifestações, por exemplo, podem ser conceptualizadas, por meio do mecanismo da metáfora, como guerra.

  7. The electromagnetic Ram action of the plasma focus as a paradigm for the generation of cosmic rays and the gigantic jets in active galaxies

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    Bostick, W. H.; Nardi, V.

    1985-08-01

    Recent measurements of the energy spectrum of the plasma-focus-generated deuteron beam yield as spectrum of the form N(E)=(approx.) E to the -2.7 for 1MeV E 13 MeV. Other measurements show that the beta 1 electron beam which is generated simultaneously with the deuteron beam is interrupted into segments of spacing 25ps and duration approximately 4ps. A stuttering-electro-magnetic-ram (ser) model of the plasma focus in proposed which is similar to Raudorf's electronic ram which produces a similar spectrum for an electron beam for 1Mev E 10MeV. It is proposed that the cosmic ray spectrum and the giganic galactic jets are both generated by ser action near the centers of active galaxies.

  8. Teratoma gigante de mediastino: achado cirúrgico pós-trauma torácico Giant mediastinal teratoma found during surgery after thoracic trauma

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    Paulo César Santos

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    Full Text Available A maioria dos tumores mediastinais são assintomáticos e, portanto, são descobertos incidentalmente. O objetivo desse trabalho é descrever o caso de um paciente do sexo masculino, de 29 anos de idade, com grande aumento da área cardíaca após trauma torácico fechado, sendo submetido à toracotomia. Foi encontrada grande massa no mediastino e o diagnóstico anatomopatológico foi de teratoma mediastinal maduro.Most mediastinal tumors are incidentally diagnosed because they are asymptomatic. The aim of this paper is to report on the case of a 29-year-old male patient, who had an increase in cardiac area after blunt thoracic trauma. He was submitted to thoracotomy when a large mediastinal mass was found. The histopathological diagnosis was a mature mediastinal teratoma.

  9. Replacement of wheat bran with spineless cactus (Opuntia ficus indica Mill cv Gigante) and urea in the diets of Holstein x Gyr heifers.

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    de Figueiredo Monteiro, Carolina Corrêa; Silva de Melo, Airon Aparecido; Ferreira, Marcelo Andrade; de Souza Campos, José Mauricio; Rodrigues Souza, Julyana Sena; Dos Santos Silva, Evannielly Thuanny; de Paula Xavier de Andrade, Rafael; da Silva, Emmanuelle Cordeiro

    2014-10-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the replacement effect of wheat bran with spineless cactus and urea in heifers. Twenty-four heifers with an average initial weight of 185 ± 13 kg were used in this experiment. Four levels of spineless cactus corrected with urea and ammonium sulfate (9:1) were studied: 0, 33, 66, and 100 % replacement with wheat bran. Samples of feed, orts, and feces were analyzed to estimate the intake and digestibility of dry matter (DM) and nutrients. Indigestible neutral detergent fiber was used as an internal marker. The experiment was conducted in a completely randomized design. Dry matter, neutral detergent fiber, and total digestible nutrient intake demonstrated a quadratic effect (P < 0.05). Rumen degradable protein intake increased linearly (P < 0.05). The maximum DM digestibility was estimated to be 0.67 with a 43 % replacement. Crude protein and NDF digestibility increased linearly (P < 0.05). The total body weight gain and average daily gain decreased linearly with the replacement. Thus, it is practical to replace wheat bran with spineless cactus containing urea and ammonium sulfate up to 66 % in sugar cane-based diets.

  10. Dual electron-phonon coupling model for gigantic photoenhancement of the dielectric constant and electronic conductivity in SrTi O3

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    Qiu, Y.; Wu, C. Q.; Nasu, K.

    2005-12-01

    In connection with the recent experimental discovery on photoenhancements of the electronic conductivity and the quasi-static electric susceptibility in SrTiO3 , we theoretically study a photogeneration mechanism of charged and conductive ferroelectric domains in this perovskite type quantum dielectric. The photo-generated electron, being quite itinerant in the 3d band of Ti4+ , is assumed to couple weakly but quadratically with soft-anharmonic T1u phonons in this quantum dielectric, in view of the parity of this lattice vibration. The photo-generated electron is also assumed to couple strongly but linearly with the breathing type high energy phonons. Using a tight-binding model for electrons, we will show that this dual electron-phonon coupling results in two types of polarons, a “super-para-electric (SPE) large polaron” with a quasi-globle parity violation, and an “off-center type self-trapped polaron” with only a local parity violation. This SPE large polaron is shown to be equal to a singly charged (e-) and conductive ferroelectric domain with a quasi-macroscopic range. Two of such large polarons are shown to aggregate and form an SPE large bipolaron, which is still conductive. Various other bipolaron clusters are also shown to be formed in this electron-phonon coupled system. These large polarons have a high mobility and an enhanced quasi-static dielectric susceptibility. Effect of adulteration is also discussed.

  11. Giant cell tumor of the metatarsal bone: case report and review of the literature; Tumor de celulas gigantes do metatarso: relato de caso e revisao da literatura

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    Benites Filho, Paulo R.; Escuissato, Dante L. [Hospital de Clinicas da Universidade Federal do Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Servico de Radiologia]. E-mail: danteluiz@onda.com.br; Urban, Linei A.B.D. [DAPI - Diagnostico Avancado por Imagem, Curitiba, PR (Brazil); Gasparetto, Taisa P. Davaus [Hospital Universitario Antonio Pedro (HUAP), Niteroi, RJ (Brazil). Dept. de Radiologia; Sakamoto, Danielle; Ioshii, Sergio [Hospital de Clinicas da Universidade Federal do Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Servico de Anatomia Patologica; Marchiori, Edson [Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niteroi, RJ (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina. Dept. de Radiologia

    2007-07-01

    Giant cell tumor of bone is a rare neoplasm and account for 5% of all primary bone tumors. It is common in the knee and wrist, but rare in the small bones of the foot. The authors report a 32-year old male patient presented with a four-month history of right foot pain. Plain radiographs showed an expansive lytic lesion involving the first right metatarsal bone. Computed tomography scan demonstrated a radiolucent lesion with well-defined borders. Biopsy was performed and the histological diagnostic was giant cell tumor. The authors emphasize the correlation between the imaging and histological findings. (author)

  12. Gigantes digitales. Quijote en 17000 tuits de Diego Buendía y Escribe tu propio Quijote de Belén Gache

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    Celia Corral Cañas

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    Full Text Available To incorporate Don Quixote into the virtual environment offers many possibilities, from the literal adaptation into an electronic format, such as rewriting it on Twitter, to the allusion to the book in an avant-garde creation. Thus, among the various ways of tackling Don Quixote in Twitter, the project El Quijote en 17000 tuits by Diego Buendía, who makes a fragmented transcript in 17000 sections or tweets, stands out. Furthermore, Escribe tu propio Quijote by Belén Gache honors Cervantes’ novel with a simple interactive game that invites the reader to rethink the authorship issue within and outside the work. These two creations, born from the junction of the famous novel by Cervantes and the particularities of the new ecosystem, recover the quixotic nature to integrate it, from very different paths, into the digital universe.

  13. Leiomioma vascular nasal gigante Informe de un caso y su manejo endoscópico transnasal. Revisión de la literatura.

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    Willfred Burkhardt

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available An intranasal vascular leiomyoma is extremely rare. Less than 1% of all leiomyomas originate in the head and neck area, and of these, only 3% are found in the nasal cavity. The most common symptoms are nasal obstruction, epistaxis and pain. A rare case of nasal vascular leiomyoma that developed in a 35 year old woman is reported. Transnasal endoscopic sinus surgery to perform a resection on the biggest nasal vascular leiomyoma ever found was made.

  14. Leiomioma vascular nasal gigante. Informe de un caso y su manejo endoscópico transnasal. Revisión de la literatura

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    Willfred Burkhardt

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available El leiomiona vascular intranasal es extremadamente raro. Menos de 1% de todos los leiomiomas se localizan en cabeza y cuello y de éstos sólo 3% se encuentran en la cavidad nasal. Los síntomas clínicos más comunes son obstrucción nasal, epistaxis y dolor. Se informa el caso de un leiomioma vascular nasal en una mujer de 35 años cuyo tratamiento se hizo mediante cirugía endoscópica transnasal para resecar el leiomioma vascular nasal más grande hasta el momento se comunica en la literatura.

  15. Muerte súbita, taponamiento y síndrome coronario agudo como manifestación clínica de un aneurisma coronario gigante

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    José G. Galache Osuna

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Los aneurismas coronarios son una patolog��a infrecuente (0,5-3% de incidencia. Suelen asociarse con estenosis coronarias y la aterosclerosis es la etiología más frecuente. Nuestro paciente debutó con muerte súbita. Posteriormente presentó taponamiento cardíaco y a las 24 horas desarrolló un IAM inferior. La coronariografía mostró una gran dilatación esferoidal (4,5 × 5 cm en la coronaria derecha proximal. Se trató con resección del aneurisma y puente aortocoronario. La evolución suele ser asintomática. La rotura o la muerte súbita son formas raras de presentación. La actitud conservadora es el tratamiento más comúnmente aplicado. La indicación quirúrgica dependerá de la presencia de estenosis coronarias asociadas o de la existencia de complicaciones.

  16. Detecção da fase impulsiva de uma explosão solar gigante até 405 GHz

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    Raulin, J.-P.; Makhmutov, V.; Kaufmann, P.; Pacini, A. A.; Luethi, T.; Hudson, H. S.; Gary, D. E.; Yoshimori, M.

    2003-08-01

    A explosão ocorrida no dia 25/08/2001 foi uma das mais intensas do presente ciclo solar em ondas de rádio de altas frequências. Foram medidas em ondas milimétricas e submilimétricas, aproximadamente, 105 e vários milhares de unidades de fluxo solar, respectivamente. Apresentamos um estudo deste evento em múltiplas frequências, desde microondas (1GHz), até ondas submilimétricas (405 GHz) detectadas pelo Telescópio Solar para ondas Submilimétricas (SST). Esta base de dados foi complementada utilizando-se o experimento Yohkoh, incluindo a emissão em raios-X duros e raios-g (até 100 MeV), e imagens em raios-X moles da região ativa envolvida. Enfocamos e discutimos principalmente os seguintes aspectos da fase impulsiva do evento: (i) as implicações deduzidas do espectro eletromagnético, obtido pela primeira vez até 405 GHz; (ii) a dinâmica da região ativa. Os resultados mostram que para explicar o espectro rádio observado, são necessários entre 3.5×1037 e 1.5×1039 elétrons acelerados acima de 20 keV em uma região de campo magnético entre 300 e 800 Gauss. A estimativa do fluxo de fótons que seria produzido por estes elétrons, mostra que grande parte deles não precipitou na baixa atmosfera. A evolução temporal da emissão em raios-X moles revela que a configuração magnética da região ativa foi muito dinâmica durante a fase impulsiva da explosão. Em particular, mostramos que a produção dos elétrons altamente energéticos foi iniciada junto com a aparição, na baixa coroa solar, de um novo sistema compacto de estruturas magnéticas. Este fato sugere que os locais de aceleração estão localizados na baixa atmosfera do Sol, como resultado da interação entre o novo sistema compacto e o campo magnético ambiente da região ativa.

  17. Estudo do crescimento de moluscos pertencentes a populações de Biomphalaria glabrata e B. tenagophila

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    Full Text Available Os autores estudam, comparativamente o crescimento de duas populações de moluscos planorbídeos pertencentes às espécies B. glabrata e B. tenagophila. Concluem que não há diferença significativa entre o crescimento dos caramujos oriundos das populações estudadas.

  18. Estudos preliminares com bromoacetamida, um novo moluscicida

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    Naftale Katz

    1985-09-01

    Full Text Available A bromoacetamida tem sido testada como moluscicida na República Popular da China, para tratamento de criadouros de Oncomelania, hospedeiro do Schistosoma japonicum, com bons resultados. O produto é solúvel em água, o que simplifica seu uso. Foram feitos ensaios biológicos preliminares deste produto em caramujos adultos (Biomphalaria glabrata, B. tenagophila e B. straminea, recém-eclodidos e desovas. Paralelamente foram feitos ensaios com o pentaclorofenol para avaliar a suscetibilidade dos caramujos. O produto foi testado também sobre peixes, Lebistes reticulatus. Os moluscos testados mediam 8-10 mm de diâmetro; os recém-eclodidos tinham 1-3 dias de idade e as desovas 0-1 dia de idade. A temperatura da água durante os experimentos variou de 24,3 a 27,0°C. O produto foi ativo para caramujos adultos, recém-eclodidos e desovas, em concentrações em tomo de 1 a 4 ppm. Para os peixes o produto foi menos tóxico do que para os caramujos (CLço 7,5 ppm. Estes resultados indicam que a bromoacetamida apresenta propriedades moluscicidas promissoras para o controle da Biomphalaria spp.

  19. Nutrient intake in 5-17-year-old African boys and girls in a rural district of Kenya Aporte de nutrientes en chicos y chicas africanos de 5-17 años en un distrito rural de Kenia

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    Objective: To investigate relationships between nutritional status and growth among a sample of schoolchildren and adolescents living in a rural district of Kenya. Design: Cross-sectional nutritional and anthropometric survey. Setting: The data are from schools in a rural district of south-western Kenya. Subjects: Schoolchildren and adolescents aged between 5 and 17 years of age. Anthropometric measurements and interviews on dietary intake were carried out in 2001 and 2002 on 1,442 subjects. ...

  20. Tectonic breccia of the Cabo Frio area, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, intruded by Early Cretaceous mafic dyke: evidence of the Pan-African brittle tectonism? Brecha tectônica da área de Cabo Frio - RJ, intrudida por dique máfico do Eocretáceo: evidência do tectonismo rúptil do Pan-Africano?

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    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the field descriptions and microscopic observations of a tectonic breccia in the basement gneiss of the Cabo Frio and Arraial do Cabo areas, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and its intrusive contact with the Early Cretaceous mafic dyke. At the sea cliff close to the Ilha do Japonês, there is an excellent contact outcrop between them. The tectonic breccia zone is 10 to 20m wide and has N30ºE direction. The breccia clasts are angular and characterized by auto-brecciation texture, and composed of breccia with similar aspect of the host tectonic breccia. The matrix is firmly consolidated by hydrothermalism and following silicification. The mafic dyke is 7 to 10m wide and of N45ºE direction. Along the contact, the dyke chilled margin featured by fine-grained basalt and prismatic joints can be observed. At the Conchas Beach and Arraial do Cabo city, there are four outcrops demonstrating the mafic dyke intrusion into the consolidated tectonic breccias. These outcrops prove that the tectonic breccias are older than the Early Cretaceous tholeiitic dykes. The fault breccias could have been formed during the brittle-phase tectonism of the last stage of the Pan-African Orogeny by hydrothermalism without magmatic activities, namely tectonic hydrothermalism. The existence of the clasts constituent of the breccia that are composed of breccia suggests that the fault movement and following hydrothermalism occurred repeatedly.Esse trabalho apresenta as descrições de campo e observações petrográficas de uma brecha tectônica no embasamento gnáissico das áreas de Cabo Frio e Arraial do Cabo, RJ, e seu contato intrusivo com um dique máfico do Eocretáceo. Na proximidade da ilha do Japonês, ocorre um excelente afloramento de contato entre esses litotipos. A zona da brecha tectônica tem 10 a 20 m de largura e tem direção de N30ºE. Os clastos da brecha são angulosos e caracterizados pela textura de auto-brechação, sendo similares aos de brecha tectônica. A matriz é firmemente consolidada por hidrotermalismo e silicificação. O dique máfico tem 7 a 10 m de largura e N45ºE de direção. Ao longo do contato, observa-se a margem de resfriamento do dique, caracterizada por basalto de granulometria fina e disjunções prismáticas. Na Praia das Conchas e Arraial do Cabo, ocorrem quatro afloramentos de contato, demonstrando a intrusão dos diques máficos nas brechas tectônicas consolidadas. Esses afloramentos comprovam que as brechas tectônicas silicificadas são mais antigas do que os diques toleíticos do Eocretáceo. As brechas poderiam ter sido formadas durante a fase hidrotermal e tal processo estaria associado ao tectonismo rúptil do estágio final da Orogenia Pan-Africana, sem atividades magmáticas. A existência dos clastos constituintes da brecha, que são compostos de brecha, sugere que os movimentos de falha e atividades hidrotermais ocorreram repetidamente.

  1. Nutrient intake in 5-17-year-old African boys and girls in a rural district of Kenya Aporte de nutrientes en chicos y chicas africanos de 5-17 años en un distrito rural de Kenia

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    S. Semproli

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To investigate relationships between nutritional status and growth among a sample of schoolchildren and adolescents living in a rural district of Kenya. Design: Cross-sectional nutritional and anthropometric survey. Setting: The data are from schools in a rural district of south-western Kenya. Subjects: Schoolchildren and adolescents aged between 5 and 17 years of age. Anthropometric measurements and interviews on dietary intake were carried out in 2001 and 2002 on 1,442 subjects. Results: In this African rural sample, the degree of malnutrition differs with age (increasing with age and sex (more accentuated in males. Several correlations (P A pesar de la emergencia en la prevalencia del sobrepeso en escolares de países en vías de desarrollo, se sigue observando una deficiencia de micronutrientes en la infancia. Algunos estudios realizados en Kenia han notificado algunos efectos beneficiosos de los suplementos dietéticos en algunos escolares pero no en otros. De hecho, estos estudios no detectaban la influencia de la ingesta nutricional sobre el crecimiento de los escolares por edad y sexo. Con el fin de investigar las relaciones entre el estado nutricional y el crecimiento entre escolares y adolescentes, diseñamos un estudio nutricional transversal que recogía datos de escuelas de educación primaria en un distrito rural de Kenia. Los individuos eran niños de entre 5 y 17 años. Se realizaron medidas antropométricas y entrevistas sobre la ingesta diaria en 2001 y 2002 en 1.442 individuos. En esta muestra rural africana, el grado de desnutrición difería con la edad (aumentando con la edad y el sexo (más acentuado en los chicos. Se observaron fuertes correlaciones (P < 0,05 entre las tasas de adecuación de los nutrientes y los valores antropométricos, particularmente en los chicos. No hubo correlaciones entre las características antropométricas y el sodio o la vitamina C (en chicos y chicas ni la vitamina A o el potasio (en las chicas. La malnutrición fue más evidente en individuos en la pubertad. La dieta fue deficiente en sodio, calcio y potasio. Aunque WAZ y BMIZ no mostraron relaciones significativas con los nutrientes en las chicas, las variables antropométricas se correlacionaron significativamente con los micronutrientes y la tiamina en los chicos. El diferente patrón de crecimiento en los niños y las niñas podría estar causado por las diferencias sexuales en la sensibilidad ambiental, el acceso a la comida y el gasto de energía.

  2. O Gênero Epistolar na Antiguidade: a importância das Cartas de Cipriano para a História do Cristianismo Norte Africano (século III d.C. * The Epistolary Genre in Antiquity: the importance of Letters of Cyprian for North African History of Christianity...

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Ao nos debruçarmos nos estudos acerca do cristianismo antigo percebemos que algumas análises ainda se pautam numa leitura teológica e doutrinal e tendem a deixar de lado os aspectos político-administrativos e disciplinares da organização das comunidades cristãs, bem como o cotidiano dos cristãos nas ciuitates greco-romanas. As epístolas de Cipriano, bispo de Cartago entre os anos 249 e 258, nos dão importantes informações acerca da constituição das comunidades cristãs africanas e do cotidiano dos cristãos cartagineses de meados do século III d. C., sobretudo durante o período das perseguições dos imperadores Décio e Valeriano. Nosso objetivo nesse artigo é discutir as informações contidas nas epístolas de Cipriano como fontes primordiais para a percepção do processo de desenvolvimento do cristianismo no norte da África, especificamente na cidade de Cartago durante o século III, momento no qual a crença cristã ainda é considerada uma religio illicita.Palavras-chave: Cristianismo – Cipriano – Cartas – Cristãos – Norte da África. Abstract: By examining studies about ancient Christianity we realize that some analyzes are still in a guided reading theological and doctrinal, and tend to leave out the political and administrative aspects of the organization and discipline of the Christian communities, as well as the daily life of Christians at ciuitates Greco- Roman. The Epistles of Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage between the years 249 and 258 , provides important information about the formation of the African Christian communities and the daily lives of Christians Carthaginians from the mid- third century A.D., especially during the period of the persecutions of the emperors Decius and Valerian. Our goal in this article is to argue the information contained in the epistles of Cyprian as main sources for the perception of the development of Christianity in North Africa, specifically in the city of Carthage during the third century, at which Christian belief is yet considered a religio illicita.Keywords: Christianity – Cyprian – Letters – Christians – North Africa.

  3. O Gênero Epistolar na Antiguidade: a importância das Cartas de Cipriano para a História do Cristianismo Norte Africano (século III d.C.) * The Epistolary Genre in Antiquity: the importance of Letters of Cyprian for North African History of Christianity...

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    Resumo: Ao nos debruçarmos nos estudos acerca do cristianismo antigo percebemos que algumas análises ainda se pautam numa leitura teológica e doutrinal e tendem a deixar de lado os aspectos político-administrativos e disciplinares da organização das comunidades cristãs, bem como o cotidiano dos cristãos nas ciuitates greco-romanas. As epístolas de Cipriano, bispo de Cartago entre os anos 249 e 258, nos dão importantes informações acerca da constituição das comunidades cristãs africanas e do c...

  4. 中国大企业怎么办?--国务院发展研究中心副主任陈清泰纵论培育中国大型企业%How the Gigantic Enterprises to Face the Future--Chen Qingtai, Vice Director of the State Department Development Research Center, Talks about Developing Gigantic Enterprises

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    @@ 90年代中期以来,企业面对着严峻的挑战.最重要的就是企业的外部环境在发生着急剧的变化,使得企业的状况特别是国有企业的状况随之发生变化,其中重要的表现就是企业两极分化.优势企业提高了市场占有率,与此同时,另外相当一部分企业陷入了困境.

  5. Floristic composition of the cerrado in the Pé-de-Gigante Reserve (Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, southeastern Brazil) Composição florística do cerrado na Reserva Pé-de-Gigante (Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, SP)

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    Marco Antônio Batalha; Waldir Mantovani

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    We studied a 1225 ha area, composed mainly of cerrado, in Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, São Paulo State, southeastern Brazil (21°36-38'S, 47°36-39'W). In three cerrado physiognomies (campo cerrado -- a wooded savanna, cerrado sensu stricto -- a woodland, and cerradão -- a tall woodland), we collected all vascular plants in reproductive stage, and identified them to species level. We found 360 species, representing 236 genera and 69 families. The richest families were: Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Poac...

  6. El lenguaje de los negros congos de Panamá: estudio linguístico

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    John M. Lipski

    1986-06-01

    Full Text Available Es indiscutible la influencia africana sobre el español de la región caribeña; y sin embargo la naturaleza de los contactos hispano-africanos de lossiglos pasados es poco entendida. Al examinar los documentos históricos quellegan hasta el siglo presente, se pone de manifiesto la existencia de modalidades distintamente afrohispánicas entre los esclavos y peones de origen africano.

  7. Comportamento de cultivares de coqueiros anão e híbridos no Distrito Federal Behavior of dwarf cultivars and hybrids of coconut in Brasília, Federal District

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    Víctor Hugo Vargas Ramos

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    Full Text Available O cultivo do coqueiro na região Centro-Oeste pode tornar-se importante opção devido à crescente demanda por água de coco e à necessidade de os produtores diversificarem as atividades e melhorarem a renda. A demanda é totalmente atendida até hoje pela oferta de frutos de outros estados, tendo sido comercializadas 1.700 t via CEASA-DF, em 1994. Apesar da importância econômica, a produtividade nacional é baixa pelo uso de genótipos não selecionados e pouca informação a respeito das práticas culturais.Com o objetivo de avaliar cultivares e híbridos de coqueiro quanto ao crescimento vegetativo, a Embrapa Cerrados-DF, em parceria com a Embrapa Tabuleiros Costeiros, desenvolve o experimento em delineamento de blocos ao acaso, com quatro e dois tratamentos, respectivamente, de cultivares e de híbridos, com três repetições. Os tratamentos foram as cultivares: Anão-vermelho-da-malásia, Anão-verde-de-jiqui, Anão-vermelho-de-camarões e Anão-vermelho-de-gramame, e os híbridos: Anão-amarelo-de-gramame x Gigante-do-oeste-africano e Anão-vermelho-de-gramame x Gigante-do-brasil-da-praia-do-forte. As plantas foram avaliadas quanto ao crescimento, à circunferência do coleto, ao número e ao comprimento de folhas. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar cultivares e híbridos de coqueiro quanto ao crescimento vegetativo, visando a indicar os materiais com melhor aptição para o cultivo no DF. Das cultivares, o 'Anão-verde-de-jiqui' vem-se destacando no crescimento e na circunferência do coleto, e, entre os híbridos, não houve diferença.The coconut tree has become an important crop in Brazilian Central Region. Profitability, high demand for coconut water and the grower needs for supplementary source of income are the main factors responsible for the increasing interest for cultivation of coconut tree. A total of 1.700 t of coconut was commercialized at CEASA-DF in 1994 mainly imported from other regions. Despite the importance of

  8. Growth hormone suppression test

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    GH suppression test; Glucose loading test; Acromegaly - blood test; Gigantism - blood test ... during the suppression test, the provider will suspect gigantism or acromegaly. You may need to be retested to confirm ...

  9. Estudos preliminares com bromoacetamida, um novo moluscicida

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    Naftale Katz; Cecília P. de Souza; Neusa Araújo

    1985-01-01

    A bromoacetamida tem sido testada como moluscicida na República Popular da China, para tratamento de criadouros de Oncomelania, hospedeiro do Schistosoma japonicum, com bons resultados. O produto é solúvel em água, o que simplifica seu uso. Foram feitos ensaios biológicos preliminares deste produto em caramujos adultos (Biomphalaria glabrata, B. tenagophila e B. straminea), recém-eclodidos e desovas. Paralelamente foram feitos ensaios com o pentaclorofenol para avaliar a suscetibilidade dos c...

  10. Gigantic Ship Loading Life: New View on "Titanic"%承载生命的巨轮——全新视角解读《泰坦尼克》

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    2006-01-01

    @@ 我们生活的地球,就像在浩淼大海上孤独航行的泰坦尼克,她承载着万千生灵,从亘古走向未来.人类,作为地球这艘巨轮上最具智慧和能力的生命,我们文明的方向以及对自己行为的把握能力,最终会决定地球号巨轮能否平安地行驶下去.

  11. ISO 9000族标准在我国大型工程项目质量管理中的应用%Application of ISO9000 family standards in quality management of gigantic engineering project

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    张普

    2002-01-01

    以ISO9001:2000 为核心,美国军用标准体系的系统工程思想为指南,将ISO9000族标准引入我国大型工程项目的质量管理工作,构建了我国大型工程项目质量管理的文件体系.

  12. Analysis and Design of a Gigantic Database Management Information System with EIIS Development Method Theory%用EIIS开发方法论分析设计大型数据库管理信息系统

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    王彦伟; 郑英

    2002-01-01

    该文介绍了一种数据库管理信息系统的系统分析和系统设计的开发方法论--EIIS开发方法论.并以武汉市计划生育综合信息管理系统为例,阐述了该方法的应用.

  13. 乘电脑下乡东风,行远程教育大船%Riding the East Wind of Computers Go to the Countryside,Sailing the Gigantic Ship of Distance Education

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    2009-01-01

    近来,国家为扩大内需、缩小城乡差距推出“电脑下乡”政策,大量农村居民以相当低廉的价格将电脑搬回家。但是,由于农村居民文化水平相对较低,电脑的利用率低下。很多农村居民往往只是用电脑玩玩游戏、聊聊天,或者干脆扔在一边,任凭其蒙尘和贬值,为此,农村电脑的实际利用率亟待提高。

  14. One case of gigantic recurrent incisional hernia in abdominal wall diagnosed by CT%腹壁巨大复发性切口疝的CT诊断1例

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    张福平; 孙清荣

    2005-01-01

    患者女,69岁,胆囊切除术后14年,右上腹切口处出现可复性包块13年,曾做端修补术,半年后再次复发。体检见包块呈类圆形,约20cm×20cm×30cm大小,位于斜形手术疤痕下方,包块表面皮肤无红肿,无静脉怒张,

  15. Infecção por Salmonella typhimurium de origem hídrica em garça gigante (Casmerodius albus egretta, em sua vida livre no Estado do Rio de Janeiro

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    Full Text Available De uma mortandade de garças de vida livre, no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, foi isolada Salmonella typhimurium por hemocultura de material proveniente de uma ave que se mostrava enferma e que à necrópsia não apresentavam lesões a na tomopa tológicas. A Salmonella typhimurium foi também isolada de água de um lago existente no Jardim Zoológico do Rio de Janeiro, onde as aves tinham acesso permanente. Durante a mortandade das aves foi observada uma hepatite necrótica na qual havia colônias bacterianas, tesões atribuídas a esta salmonelose.In a fatal dissease among wild herons (Casmerodius albus egretta, the authors isolated Salmonella typhimurium from tissues. The observations were made in the city of Rio de Janeiro and the infected fowls showed depression (Fig. 1 and 2. The principal gross lesions ocurred in the liver where hepatomegalia and miliary necrosis were observed (Fig. 3. The microscopic examination of the liver showed miliary necrosis centrally occupied by colonies of bacteria (Fig. 4 and 5. The authors isolated also Salmonella typhimurium from waterofa lake where the fowls had access every day. This is the first observation of infection by Salmonella typhimurium in herons (Casmerodius albus egretta according the literature consulted.

  16. Infecção por Salmonella typhimurium de origem hídrica em garça gigante (Casmerodius albus egretta, em sua vida livre no Estado do Rio de Janeiro

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    Maria do Amparo Queiroz de Freitas

    1977-10-01

    Full Text Available De uma mortandade de garças de vida livre, no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, foi isolada Salmonella typhimurium por hemocultura de material proveniente de uma ave que se mostrava enferma e que à necrópsia não apresentavam lesões a na tomopa tológicas. A Salmonella typhimurium foi também isolada de água de um lago existente no Jardim Zoológico do Rio de Janeiro, onde as aves tinham acesso permanente. Durante a mortandade das aves foi observada uma hepatite necrótica na qual havia colônias bacterianas, tesões atribuídas a esta salmonelose.

  17. Teratoma cervical congênito gigante: relato de caso e revisão quanto às opções terapêuticas Giant congenital cervical teratoma: case report and review about therapeutic options

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    Camila Ferro Miele

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Relatar um caso de teratoma cervical congênito, destacando a gravidade e as dificuldades terapêuticas associadas. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Mãe de 30 anos, com gestação por fertilização assistida. Com 23 semanas, diagnosticada malformação cervical fetal à direita. Parto cesáreo por indicação fetal com 31 semanas. Recém-nascido masculino, peso ao nascer de 1800g, Apgar 4 e 9, com volumoso processo expansivo à direita, ocupando toda a região cervical, comprometendo a mandíbula e estendendo-se para o terço superior do tórax. Com 40 horas de vida, apresentou insuficiência cardíaca congestiva de alto débito por roubo de fluxo pelo tumor. A partir de 54 horas de vida, houve progressiva deterioração hemodinâmica e respiratória, com hipotensão, anúria e labilidade de oxigenação, refratárias às aminas vasoativas, reposição de volume e aumento do suporte ventilatório. Indicada abordagem cirúrgica para ressecção tumoral, todavia o paciente não apresentou estabilidade clínica que permitisse seu transporte ao centro cirúrgico e faleceu com 70 horas de vida. COMENTÁRIOS: O caso demonstra as dificuldades relacionadas à abordagem pós-natal dos teratomas cervicais volumosos. Apesar do diagnóstico pré-natal, o paciente evoluiu com obstrução de vias aéreas, complicada por um choque cardiogênico refratário, que culminou no óbito. A abordagem intraparto é fundamental nesses pacientes, consistindo em exérese tumoral, enquanto a manutenção da circulação materno-fetal permite a oxigenação fetal contínua. A evolução neonatal no caso descrito é condizente com a literatura que mostra prognóstico reservado quando não é realizada a abordagem cirúrgica intraparto.OBJECTIVE: To report a case of congenital cervical teratoma, highlighting the severity and the therapeutic difficulties associated. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 30-year old mother, with pregnancy by assisted fertilization. At 23 weeks, a cervical fetal malformation was diagnosed. A cesarean section was indicated with 31 weeks due to fetal distress. A male newborn infant with birth weight of 1800g and Apgar score of 4/9 presented a large right cervical tumor, with extensions to the mandible and to the upper chest. Patient presented congestive heart failure due to flow steal by the tumor 40 hours after birth, which caused progressive respiratory, hemodynamic and renal deterioration refractory to vasopressors, volume replacement and increased ventilatory support. Tumor resection was indicated, but the clinical instability of the patient did not allow his transport to the operating room and the infant died 70 hours after birth. COMMENTS: The case is representative of the difficulties related to postnatal treatment of bulky cervical teratomas. Despite prenatal diagnosis, the patient developed airway obstruction, complicated by refractory cardiogenic shock. The surgical approach during delivery is crucial for survival. Nowadays, management includes surgical removal of the tumor while maintaining the maternal-fetal circulation, allowing continuous fetal oxygenation. The clinical course described in the case is consistent with the literature that reports poor prognosis when the intra-partum surgical approach is not performed.

  18. A new gigantic sauropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Shanshan, Xinjiang%新疆鄯善中侏罗世巨型蜥脚类恐龙的发现

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    吴文昊; 周长付; Oliver Wings; 关谷透; 董枝明

    2013-01-01

    本文首次报道了鄯善地区中侏罗统齐古组产出一新的、原地保存的巨型蜥脚类恐龙—鄯善新疆巨龙(Xinjiangtitan shanshanesis gen.et sp.nov.).其特征为:倒第2节颈椎在腹侧后1/4处向后发育一条棱嵴,并在后关节面下形成一小的半圆形突;最后两节颈椎很长(其长度之和为股骨、胫骨长度之和的63%);第1荐肋不参与构成荐椎轭;股骨非常粗壮(远端最大宽度为股骨长度的33%).支序分析显示新疆巨龙(新属)与马龙溪龙互成姊妹群,无疑为马门溪龙科中的一个新的分类群.但新疆巨龙(新属)还具有一些更接近于梁龙类的特征,包括发育明显的栖肌突、较短的后肢和股骨第4转子位于股骨后侧内缘等.新疆巨龙(新属)的体长推算为30~32 m.

  19. Find and recovery of a stem of giant fern in the Carboniferous of the Cinera-Matallana coalfield, Leon. Hallazgo y recuperacion de un tallo de helecho gigante en el carbonifero de la cuenca Cinera-Matallana, Leon

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    Paricio Cardona, J.

    1990-01-01

    The sample in question was found in a lifelike position in a series of well-stratified sandstones and is a perfect fragment of the base of the stem measuring 3.20 m high and with a diameter of 70 cm at the base and 35 cm in the upper section. All the surface details are well preserved. 2 refs., 4 figs.

  20. Modeling and identification of new complementary development opportunities in a Campos Basin offshore giant field; Modelagem e identificacao de novas oportunidades de desenvolvimento complementar de um campo gigante na Bacia de Campos

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    Gomes, Jose Adilson T.; Steagall, Daniel E.; Lorenzatto, Rudimar Andreis [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    The objective of this paper is to present the methodology that has been used for the complementary development of the giant Marlin oil field in the Campos Basin, with the study of the opportunities of new wells and application of new technologies for the enhancement of production, recovery factor and the gain of reserves. This methodology is applied integrating geophysics, geology, engineering, planning and operation, containing: identification of the non drained areas, positioning of new locations, risk analysis, reduction risk analysis actions, production estimation, attractive location selection; conceptual well project with location of the well head, submarine layout, drilling program, multiphase flow curves; drilling schedule, completion, and production commencement; production forecasting with flux simulation using operational reality of the oil, gas, and water treatment production capacity; wells substitution and deviation criteria; project critical resources and preliminary economical evaluation including project risk. The obtained results were the optimization of the project portfolio of new wells considering the identification of new opportunities, schedule and entrance order of wells, helping also in the acquisitions of new data for reservoir risk reduction before project implementation. (author)

  1. El Condicionamiento Operante en el Manejo ex situ de Insuficiencia Renal Crónica en nutria gigante (Pteronura brasiliensis) en la Fundación Zoológica -resumen-

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    El manejo en cautiverio de enfermedades como la insuficiencia renal crónica representa un reto para las instituciones encargadas de la conservación ex situ de fauna silvestre. La insuficiencia renal es una condición que se desarrolla de manera espontánea y progresiva en carnívoros de edad media a avanzada durante periodos de tiempo prolongado‚ dificultando en muchas ocasiones la identificación de la causa subyacente. El daño renal es irreversible‚ por tanto‚ el tratamiento está orientado a re...

  2. Utilização de Três Fontes de Nitrogênio Associadas à Palma Forrageira (Opuntia ficus-indica, Mill. Cv. Gigante na Suplementação de Vacas Leiteiras Mantidas em Pasto Diferido

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    Full Text Available O fornecimento da palma forrageira como único alimento não atende as necessidades nutricionais do rebanho, notadamente em proteína e fibra. Nesta pesquisa avaliaram-se fontes de suplementação protéica sobre o desempenho de vacas leiteiras alimentadas com palma e pasto diferido, durante a estação seca, bem como a composição botânica da pastagem. Testaram-se três tratamentos: T1 = pasto diferido (PD + palma + cama de aviário; T2 = PD + palma + farelo de soja e T3 = PD + palma + uréia/sulfato de amônio, em um delineamento de blocos casualizados. Utilizaram-se 12 vacas mestiças 5/8 Holando-Zebu, com produção média de leite de 5,6 kg/dia/vaca e peso vivo (PV médio de 452 kg. O experimento teve duração de 121 dias, sendo 21 dias de período de adaptação. Os resultados para produção de leite in natura (3,38, 5,33 e 3,38 kg/vaca/dia, produção de leite corrigido para 4% de gordura (3,15, 4,98 e 3,11 kg/vaca/dia, variação de peso vivo (-351, 77 e -401 g/vaca/dia e consumo in natura de palma (26,3, 37,8 e 26,3 kg/vaca/dia, para T1, T2 e T3, respectivamente, demonstraram a superioridade do farelo de soja como fonte protéica, em relação aos demais tratamentos. No pasto diferido foram identificados 18 famílias, 32 gêneros e 36 espécies. O capim-milhã (Brachiaria plantaginea (Link Hitch foi o componente de maior participação na composição botânica da pastagem (28,72%.

  3. Diagnosis and treatment of gigantism resulting from pituitary growth hormone adenoma%垂体生长激素腺瘤致巨人症的诊断和治疗

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    杨义; 苏长保; 任祖渊; 王任直; 马文斌

    2004-01-01

    巨人症少见,是由于儿童时期体内生长激素(growth hormone,GH)分泌过多所致,分为原发性和继发性两类,原发性GH分泌过多主要为垂体GH腺瘤所致。回顾性分析我院1991年7月至2000年1月期间经手术证实的垂体GH腺瘤所致巨人症7例,报告如下。

  4. Varia e Recensões

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    Costa, Ana Bénard da; Esteves, Alina; Liberato, Ermelinda; Mokam, David; Morais, Sara Santos; Ribeiro, Gabriel Mithá; Spinola, Noelio Dantaslé; Weeks, Samuel

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    Dividido em duas secções – Artigos e Recensões – este número 23 da revista Cadernos de Estudos Africanos inclui artigos centrados não só em países africanos mas também em países onde a influência e a presença de africanos se faz sentir (Brasil e Portugal); artigos que abordam questões culturais, sociais, económicas e políticas; artigos centrados apenas em países específicos (Moçambique e Camarões) e artigos que abordam relações entre vários países e continentes; artigos produzidos por autores...

  5. Reforma do sector de segurança em Moçambique

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    Macombo, Vieira

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    O continente africano é considerado até hoje como um continente pobre. Esta pobreza resulta da falta de capacidade em explorar os seus recursos para o benefício do seu povo. Durante o século XV os países europeus desafiaram as adversidades dos oceanos para chegar ao continente africano. A presença dos europeus em África trouxe novos desafios para o continente. O pretexto da abertura do caminho marítimo para a Índia teve como consequência a fixação das potências europeias na região da Africa A...

  6. Há salvação para a África? Thabo Mbeki e seu New Partnership for African development

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    Wolfgang Döpcke

    2002-01-01

    O NEPAD - New Partnership for African Development - tem seus primórdios em 1996, proposto pelo atual presidente da África do Sul, Thabo Mbeki e outros líderes africanos, para erradicar a marginalização e o subdesenvolvimento africanos e promover o crescimento econômico, através da integração continental. Seus objetivos, inseridos no contexto da globalização e do African Renaissance, incorpora valores da luta antiapartheid sul-africana, restauração da auto-estima e resgate de valores pré-colon...

  7. Varia e Dossier "Multinational enterprises in Africa: Corporate governance, social responsibility and risk management"

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    Bullejos, David Nievas; Bussotti, Luca; Costa, Ana Bénard da; Daouda, Youssoufou Hamadou; Ekhator, Eghosa Osa; Lara, Eduardo Carreño; Sousa, Ricardo Real Pedrosa de; Tallio, Virginie

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    Este número dos Cadernos de Estudos Africanos divide-se em duas partes. Na primeira parte apresentamos um conjunto de três artigos que têm como elemento comum a análise de temáticas essencialmente de cariz político ou militar. A segunda parte estrutura-se em torno do dossier “Multinational enterprises in Africa: Corporate governance, social responsibility and risk management”. Contrariamente à diversidade temática que caracterizou o número anterior dos Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, neste núm...

  8. Prospects for area-wide integrated control of tsetse flies (Diptera:Glossinidae and trypanosomosis in sub-Saharan Africa Perspectivas para el control integrado abarcativo del área de moscas tse-tsé (Diptera: Glossinidae y la tripanosomiasis en el África sub-Sahariana

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    Full Text Available Countries in sub-Saharan Africa are among the least developed in the world and hunger and poverty remains widespread in most of the rural communities. Reducing hunger and chronic under nourishment through the introduction of productive livestock as a source of traction and manure for crop production, transport, milk and meat is deemed to be a fundamental first step towards better rural development. The presence of the tsetse fly in one third of the African continent and the disease trypanosomosis it transmits is considered the major barrier to the development of productive livestock. Despite the yearly administration of 35 million doses of trypanocidal drugs (at US$ 1 per dose, African farmers lose 3 million cattle every year to the disease and annual direct economic losses are estimated at US$ 600 to 1200 million. Tsetse flies mainly affect the rural poor and are rightfully considered 'a root cause of poverty ' in Africa . The most desirable way of containing the disease trypanosomosis is undoubtedly the elimination of entire populations of the vector from delimited geographical areas using an integration of various control tactics, i.e. an areawide integrated pest management (AW-IPM approach. Efficient methods to suppress or even eliminate tsetse populations have been available for the last 50 years and are mostly based on the use of insecticides or entail devices that attract and kill. Nevertheless, despite gigantic efforts in the past century, there are only a few examples where the elimination of tsetse flies has proven to be sustainable, e.g. the elimination of Glossina pallidipes Austen from South Africa in the 1950 's using mainly aerial spraying of residual insecticides or the creation of a zone free of Glossina austeni Newstead on Unguja Island of Zanzibar (1994-1997 through the integration of various control tactics including the release of sterile insects. The decentralisation of the tsetse control offices resulting in a shift from

  9. Case report 509: Proteus syndrome

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    Burnstein, M.I.; Kottamasu, S.R.; Katz, M.E.; Weiss, L.

    1988-10-01

    Radiographic features of Proteus syndrome include asymmetry of limbs, partial gigantism of the hands or feet, and hemihypertrophy. The patient described (a 16-year-old male) manifested features of Proteus syndrome which is another entity in the gamut of conditions associated with localized gigantism. This entity should be suggested particularly when localized gigantism is associated with diffuse intra-abdominal lipomatosis and extensive lipomas involving the chest wall and back.

  10. Case report 509: Proteus syndrome

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    Radiographic features of Proteus syndrome include asymmetry of limbs, partial gigantism of the hands or feet, and hemihypertrophy. The patient described (a 16-year-old male) manifested features of Proteus syndrome which is another entity in the gamut of conditions associated with localized gigantism. This entity should be suggested particularly when localized gigantism is associated with diffuse intra-abdominal lipomatosis and extensive lipomas involving the chest wall and back. (orig.)

  11. Coetzee, Nooteboom, e o “ilusionismo realista”

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    Felipe Charbel Teixeira

    2011-01-01

    O artigo analisa romances escritos pelo sul-africano J. M. Coetzee e pelo holandês Cees Nooteboom como modo de propor algumas questões sobre o significado do realismo na história literária ocidental.

  12. Editorial: Geopolítica y solidaridad en el siglo XXI

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    Jesús A. Osuna Ceballos

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    Full Text Available El 26 de mayo de 2013, en el marco de la celebración de los 50 años de la fundación de la Unión Africana, en Addis Abeba, capital de Etiopía, la Señora Dilma Rousseff, Presidenta de Brasil, anunció la condonación de la deuda externa de 870 millones de dólares de un conjunto de doce países africanos, entre los cuales figuran la República del Congo, Sudán, Gabón y Guinea Ecuatorial, países gobernados por dictadores a quienes se les acusa de violación de los derechos humanos, y en algunos casos de genocidio. Gobernantes que han accedido al poder mediante golpes de estado, manteniendo su mandato, en algunos casos a perpetuidad, como Teodoro Obiang Mguena, realizando “elecciones frecuentes, libres y democráticas”, con resultados invariablemente predecibles. ¿Gesto humanitario el de Brasil con los países africanos?. Según opinión de expertos, Brasil tomó esa decisión para que su Banco de Desarrollo Económico y Social pueda financiar proyectos de empresas brasileñas en aquellos estados africanos. Prevaleció el interés económico y el posicionamiento de Brasil en el continente africano.

  13. Nelson Mandela realiza un nuevo milagro : Esta vez, liderando la búsqueda de una paz duradera en la lastimada Burundi

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    Cárdenas, Emilio J.

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    Finalmente la paz llegó a Burundi. El autor describe los esfuerzos desplegados por el veterano líder sudafricano en la siempre difícil y complicada relaci ón entre las etnias hutus y tutsis en ese país africano.

  14. Coetzee, Nooteboom, e o “ilusionismo realista”

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    Felipe Charbel Teixeira

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa romances escritos pelo sul-africano J. M. Coetzee e pelo holandês Cees Nooteboom como modo de propor algumas questões sobre o significado do realismo na história literária ocidental.

  15. Suscetibilidade aos agentes quimioterápicos de isolados de Schistosoma mansoni oriundos de pacientes tratados com oxamniquine e praziquantel e não curados

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    Neusa Araújo

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    Full Text Available Foram estudados dez isolados de Schistosoma mansoni provenientes de pacientes residentes em Itaquara, Bahia, Brasil, tratados com oxamniquine eposteriormente com praziquantel, e ainda assim não curados. Caramujos (Biomphalaria glabrataj foram expostos a miracídios provenientes das fezes dos pacientes. Cercãrías eliminadas por estes caramujos e por moluscos coletados no peridomicílio dos pacientes foram utilizadas para infecção experimental de camundongos albinos. Os animais infectados foram tratados em dose única, via oral, com oxamniquine (25, 50 e 100 mg/kg ou praziquantel (100, 200 e 400mg/kg. Foram realizados estudos de análise e comparação de DNA de cercãrías de S. mansoni eliminadas pelos caramujos e de vermes adultos recolhidos de camundongos infectados experimentalmente com os isolados dos 10 pacientes e ainda de cercãrías de S. mansoni eliminadas por moluscos naturalmente infectados coletados em Itaquara. A cepa LE (mantida rotineiramente no laboratório foi usada como padrão de comparação da resposta aos agentes esquistossomicidas administrados. As respostas terapêuticas foram significativamente diferentes entre alguns dos isolados embora não fosse possível caracterizar nenhum como resistente. A análise dos perfis de amplificação de DNA nas cercãrías e nos vermes adultos dos isolados de S. mansoni demonstrou baixo grau de variabilidade indicando que estes são geneticamente próximos e revelando a ausência de rearranjos globais dentro dos genomas.

  16. Atividade moluscicida de alguns produtos naturais sobre Biomphalaria glabrata Molluscicide activity of some natural products on Biomphalaria glabrata

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    Nelymar Martineli Mendes; Cecília Pereira de Souza; Neusa Araújo; José Pedro Pereira; Naftale Katz

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    Foi avaliada, em laboratório, a ação moluscicida de extratos aquosos (macerado e fervido), hexânico e etanólico de Aristolochia brasiliensis, Caesalpinia peltophoroides, Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Delonix regia, Spathodea campanulata e Tibouchina scrobiculata. As soluções dos extratos obtidos foram testadas sobre caramujos adultos e desovas de Biomphalaria glabrata, criados em laboratório, nas concentrações de 1, 10, 20, 200 e 1000ppm. Dos extratos testado o mais ativo foi o etanólico das flore...

  17. Ensaios preliminares do Guaiacum officinale L. como moluscicida Preliminary tests of Guaiacum officinale L. as molluscicide

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    Nelymar Martineli Mendes

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    Full Text Available Suspensões aquosas do pericarpo do fruto, da casca da raiz, das folhas e das sementes de Guaiacum officinale foram testadas como moluscicida, cercaricida e piscicida em diferentes concentrações. Em laboratório, a suspensão do pericarpo do fruto apresentou 100% de mortalidade a 100 ppm para desovas de B. glabrata, a 20 ppm para caramujos adultos de Biomphalaria glabrata, B. straminea e B. tenagophila, a 5 ppm para Lebistes reticulatus (peixes e a 1 ppm para cercárias de Schistosoma mansoni. O extrato etanólico do pericarpo do fruto não foi ativo para caramujo adulto de B. glabrata. As doses letais para 90% dos caramujos adultos (DL90, após 24 horas de exposição, usando a suspensão do pericarpo do fruto foram de: 15 ppm para B. glabrata; 14 ppm para B. straminea e 18 ppm para B. tenagophila. As DL90 das suspensões das casca da raiz, sementes e folhas contra B. glabrata foram de 57, 33 e 15 ppm, respectivamente. No campo, coma suspensão do pericarpo do fruto a mortalidade de caramujos adultos de B. glabrata foi de 68% a 20 ppm e 100% a 40 ppmAqueous suspensions of fruit's pericarp, leaves, root's bark and seeds of Guaiacum officinale were tested at different concentrations as molluscicide, cercaricide and piscicide. In the laboratory the suspension of fruit's pericarp produced 100% mortality for egg masses of B. glabrata at 100 ppm, for adult snails of Biomphalaria glabrata, B. straminea and B. tenagophila at 20 ppm, for Lebistes reticulatus (fishes at 5 ppm and Schistosoma mansoni's cercariae at 1 ppm. The ethanolic extract of fruit's pericarp was not active against adult snails of B. glabrata. The letal dose for adult snails(DL90 of the aqueous suspension of fruit's pericarp after 24 hours exposure, were: 15 ppm for B. glabrata; 14 ppm for B. straminea and 18 ppm for B. tenagophila. The DL90 of aqueous suspensions of root's bark, seeds and leaves were 57 ppm, 33 ppm and 15 ppm, respectively. In the field, B. glabrata adult snail

  18. Ensaios preliminares em laboratório para verificar a ação moluscicida de algumas espécies da flora brasileira Preliminary laboratory tests of the molluscicide activity of some species of Brazilian flora

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    Nelymar Martineli Mendes; José Pedro Pereira; Cecília Pereira de Souza; Maria de Lourdes Lima de Oliveira

    1984-01-01

    Estudou-se em laboratório a atividade moluscicida de 68 extratos de 23 plantas brasileiras. As soluções em água desclorada dos extratos hexânicos e etanólico, nas concentrações de 1, 10 e 100 ppm, foram testadas sobre caramujos adultos e desovas de Biomphalaria glabrata, criados em laboratório. As plantas que demonstraram ação moluscicida na concentração de 100 ppm foram: Arthemisia verlotorum Lamotte, Caesalpinia peltophoroides Benth, Cassia rugosa G.Don., Eclipta alba Hassk, Euphorbia pulch...

  19. Ensaios preliminares do Guaiacum officinale L. como moluscicida Preliminary tests of Guaiacum officinale L. as molluscicide

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    Nelymar Martineli Mendes; José D. Gómez; Neusa Araújo; Carlos Leomar Zani; Naftale Katz

    1993-01-01

    Suspensões aquosas do pericarpo do fruto, da casca da raiz, das folhas e das sementes de Guaiacum officinale foram testadas como moluscicida, cercaricida e piscicida em diferentes concentrações. Em laboratório, a suspensão do pericarpo do fruto apresentou 100% de mortalidade a 100 ppm para desovas de B. glabrata, a 20 ppm para caramujos adultos de Biomphalaria glabrata, B. straminea e B. tenagophila, a 5 ppm para Lebistes reticulatus (peixes) e a 1 ppm para cercárias de Schistosoma mansoni. O...

  20. Condições atuais da esquistossomose no "Dique do Tororó" em Salvador, Bahia

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    Ruth B. Amorim

    1976-06-01

    Full Text Available Os Autores apresentam os resultados de observações realizadas entre os anos de 1971 a 1974 sobre a incidência humana da esquistosomose no Dique do Tororó, em Salvador, Bahia, após alí terem sido realizadas melhorias pela engenhària sanitária e medidas de combate biológico ao caramujo vetor pelo uso de peixes predadores. Comparando com os resultados obtidos por outros Autores em 1960, concluem que o Dique do Tororó não mais representa uma importante fonte de propagação da esquistosomose.

  1. Estudos preliminares com bromoacetamida, um novo moluscicida

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    Naftale Katz

    1985-09-01

    Full Text Available A bromoacetamida tem sido testada como moluscicida na República Popular da China, para tratamento de criadouros de Oncomelania, hospedeiro do Schistosoma japonicum, com bons resultados. O produto é solúvel em água, o que simplifica seu uso. Foram feitos ensaios biológicos preliminares deste produto em caramujos adultos (Biomphalaria glabrata, B. tenagophila e B. straminea, recém-eclodidos e desovas. Paralelamente foram feitos ensaios com o pentaclorofenol para avaliar a suscetibilidade dos caramujos. O produto foi testado também sobre peixes, Lebistes reticulatus. Os moluscos testados mediam 8-10 mm de diâmetro; os recém-eclodidos tinham 1-3 dias de idade e as desovas 0-1 dia de idade. A temperatura da água durante os experimentos variou de 24,3 a 27,0°C. O produto foi ativo para caramujos adultos, recém-eclodidos e desovas, em concentrações em tomo de 1 a 4 ppm. Para os peixes o produto foi menos tóxico do que para os caramujos (CLço 7,5 ppm. Estes resultados indicam que a bromoacetamida apresenta propriedades moluscicidas promissoras para o controle da Biomphalaria spp.Bromocetamide has been tested as molluscicide, with good results, in the People's Republic of China, on Oncomelania, host of Schistosoma japonicum. We have conducted preliminary assays with bromoacetamide on adult snails (B. glabrata, B. tenagophila and B. straminea, newly hatched smails and egg-masses. This product has been also tested on fishes (Lebistes reticulatus. Comparative assays have been made with pentaclorophenol to evaluate the suceptibility of the snails. Snails tested had a diameter of 8-10 mm; the newly hatched were 1-3 days old and the eggs-masses. 0-1 day old. The temperature of the water varied from 24.3 to 27.5° C. Bromoacetamide was active on adult and newly hatched snails and egg-masses, in concentrations from 1-4ppm. The product was less toxic for jish (LC90 = 7,5 ppm. These results indicate that bromoacetamide has promising molluscicide

  2. Aspectos ultraestruturais de hemócitos de Biomphalaria glabrata Say (1818) (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) analisados sob microscopia eletrônica de transmissão Ultrastructural aspects of hemocytes from Biomphalaria glabrata Say (1818) (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) analysed with transmission eletronic microscopy

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    Marco Antonio Vasconcelos Santos; José Antonio Picanço Diniz

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    Os hemócitos do caramujo Biomphalaria glabrata, um importante transmissor do trematódeo Schistosoma mansoni no Brasil, foram coletados de especimens na região Bragantina, localizada a oeste do estado do Pará. Os hemócitos foram examinados por meio de microscopia eletrônica de transmissão. As células foram fixadas pelo método de rotina com o uso do tampão PHEM (PIPES, HEPES, EGTA e Magnésio). Foram descritos os aspectos ultra-estruturais celulares como inclusões citoplasmáticas limitadas por m...

  3. Comportamento de cinco genótipos de coqueiro (Cocos nucifera L. na fase de germinação e de crescimento de mudas, sob diferentes sistemas de produção Behavior of five genotypes of coconut tree (Cocos nucifera L. in the phase of germination and seedling growth, under different systems of production

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    WALDIR SEBASTIÃO DE FARIA

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o comportamento de cinco genótipos de anões e híbridos de coqueiro: anão-verde de Jiqui (AVeJ, anão-vermelho de Gramame (AVG, anão-amarelo da Malásia (AAM, híbrido de anão-vermelho de Gramame x gigante-Brasil-da-praia-do-Forte (AVG x GBrPF e o híbrido de anão-amarelo de Gramame x gigante do oeste Africano (AAG x GOA, na fase de germinação de sementes e de crescimento de mudas, em diferentes sistemas de produção, foi instalado um experimento em 1º-08-1998, na Fazenda Experimental da Faculdade de Agronomia e Medicina Veterinária da Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, localizada no município de Santo Antônio do Leverger. Avaliou-se o comportamento dos cinco genótipos quanto à germinação de sementes e ao crescimento das mudas provindas de sementes colocadas nas posições horizontal e vertical, e mantidas a 50% de sombra ou a pleno sol. A combinação fatorial desses fatores resultou em 20 tratamentos, que foram dispostos no delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com três repetições. As características avaliadas foram as seguintes: germinação acumulada, percentagem de germinação, percentagem de mudas aptas a serem transplantadas para o campo, altura das mudas, número de folhas, circunferência do coleto, peso da muda e peso da parte aérea. O híbrido (AAG x GOA e o AVG apresentaram, respectivamente, maiores e menores valores para as características: percentagem de germinação, percentagem de mudas aptas a irem para o viveiro, número de folhas, circunferência do coleto e de altura aos 30; 60 e 90 dias após o plantio no viveiro. As mudas de maiores pesos corresponderam ao híbrido (AVG x GBrPF e as de menores pesos, ao AAM. O híbrido AVG x GBrPF produziu mudas com parte aérea mais pesada e o AVG, as mais leves. As mudas obtidas a partir de sementes sob sombra de 50 % apresentaram maiores alturas e pesos. As sementes colocadas na posição horizontal produziram mudas mais altas aos 30 e

  4. Memorization in Type-Directed Partial Evaluation

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    Balat, Vincent; Danvy, Olivier

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    the functions and type-directed partial evaluation provides a convenient setting to obtain the normal form of their composition. However, off-the-shelf type-directed partial evaluation turns out to yield gigantic normal forms. We identify that this gigantism is due to redundancies, and that these redundancies...

  5. Memoization in Type-Directed Partial Evaluation

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    the functions and type-directed partial evaluation provides a convenient setting to obtain the normal form of their composition. However, off-the-shelf type-directed partial evaluation turns out to yield gigantic normal forms. We identify that this gigantism is due to redundancies, and that these redundancies...

  6. Atividade moluscicida de alguns produtos naturais sobre Biomphalaria glabrata Molluscicide activity of some natural products on Biomphalaria glabrata

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    Nelymar Martineli Mendes

    1986-03-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliada, em laboratório, a ação moluscicida de extratos aquosos (macerado e fervido, hexânico e etanólico de Aristolochia brasiliensis, Caesalpinia peltophoroides, Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Delonix regia, Spathodea campanulata e Tibouchina scrobiculata. As soluções dos extratos obtidos foram testadas sobre caramujos adultos e desovas de Biomphalaria glabrata, criados em laboratório, nas concentrações de 1, 10, 20, 200 e 1000ppm. Dos extratos testado o mais ativo foi o etanólico das flores da D. regia (flamboyant que apresentou atividade moluscicida sobre caramujos adultos na concentração de 20ppm.The molluscicide activity of aqueous (macerated and boiled, hexamic and ethylic extracts of Aristolochia brasiliensis, Caesalpinia peltophoroides, Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Delonix regia, Spathodea campanulata and Tibouchina scrobiculata was evaluated in the laboratory. The solutions obtained from those extracts were tested on adults and egg masses of Biomphalaria glabrata reared in the laboratory at 1, 10, 20, 100 and 1000ppm concentrations. The most active of the extracts studied was D. regia flowers' (flamboyant ethylic extracts which presented molluscicidal activity on adult snails at 20ppm.

  7. Contribuição ao estudo da biologia de Biomphalaria occidentalis Paraense, 1981 e de Biomphalaria tenagophila (d'Orbigny, 1835, em condições de laboratório

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    Maísa Rose Domenico Elmor

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de comparar a duração do período embrionário, a fecundidade e a fertilidade de Biomphalaria occidentalis Paraense, 1981 com a de B, tenagophila (d'Orbigny, 1835, exemplares de ambas as espécies foram criados em aquários dotados das mesmas características. Os ovos depostos pelos caramujos foram contados sob lupa binocular e seu desenvolvimento embrionário foi observado até a eclosão. Assim foi obtido o número total de posturas e de ovos por caramujo, bem como o número total de ovos eclodidos por postura para cada período de trinta dias, ou seja, a taxa de eclosão por período. O experimento teve a duração de doze meses e os resultados obtidos são válidos para condições de laboratório.

  8. The Contrastive Study about Therapeutical Effect of Treating Gigant Prolactinomas Using Completely Excision with Operation or Operation Associated with Gamma Knife%巨型垂体泌乳素腺瘤手术全切除及手术与γ-刀联合治疗疗效对比分析

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    段元周; 肖其华; 毛伯镛; 黄思庆

    2006-01-01

    目的:探讨巨型垂体泌乳素腺瘤合理有效的治疗方式.方法:采用手术全切除及手术与γ-刀联合治疗160例巨型垂体泌乳素腺瘤,并对其疗效进行对比分析.结果:联合治疗组较手术全切除组患者复发率低,且术后并发症少而轻.结论:手术与γ-刀联合治疗为巨型垂体泌乳素腺瘤更有效的治疗方法.

  9. De la « Provincia Gigante de Indias » à la « Tierra en Medio de la Mar » : l'espace paraguayen aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles (1534-1617

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    Paola Domingo

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    Full Text Available Si la province du Paraguay, ou Río de la Plata, fut dans un premier temps la plus grande province hispano-américaine confiée à un particulier par le biais d’une capitulation, son territoire fut rapidement démembré au gré des nouvelles découvertes et des priorités politiques et économiques de la Couronne de Castille. Ainsi, moins d’un siècle après sa création, la province avait déjà perdu environ la moitié de sa superficie initiale… En nous appuyant essentiellement sur les documents définissant officiellement le territoire paraguayen (capitulations, cédules royales, provisions…, nous rappellerons ici quelles en furent les différentes amputations au XVIe siècle, pour tenter ensuite d’en analyser les causes et les conséquences.Si la provincia del Paraguay, o Río de la Plata, fue en primer tiempo la mayor provincia hispanoamericana jamás otorgada a un particular mediante una capitulación, su territorio se vio rápidamente reducido a medida de los nuevos descubrimientos y prioridades políticas y económicas de la Corona de Castilla. Así, menos de un siglo después de su creación, la provincia ya había perdido aproxímadamente la mitad de su superficie inicial… Apoyándonos esencialmente en los documentos que definen oficialmente el territorio paraguayo (capitulaciones, reales cédulas o provisiones, etc., recordaremos en un primer tiempo cuáles fueron sus diferentes desmembramientos durante el siglo XVI, para luego tratar de analizar sus causas y consecuencias.

  10. Standing on the shoulders of giants: production concepts versus production applications. The Hitachi Tool Engineering example Sobre ombros de gigantes: conceitos de produção versus aplicações na produção. O exemplo da Hitachi Tool Engineering

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    Eliyahu M. Goldratt

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the methodologies of Henry Ford, Taiichi Ohno, and Eliyahu Goldratt and presents explicitly the four principles of flow management according to these operations management philosophies. The differences among them are related to different instances of the same principles in different environments: Ford in his industry focusing on mass production of few (or one products, Ohno at Toyota with the Toyota production System (TPS, and Goldratt in a wide range of production environments. The concepts are illustrated and tested in a practical case of implementation in the Hitachi Tool Engineering company. Here, we have the classic case of an unlikely successful attempt to implement a methodology (Lean, and how the Theory of Constraints (TOC solved this issue. Finally, the limits for the solution proposed by Goldratt for operations management (DBR are described.Este artigo avalia as metodologias de Henry Ford, Taiichi Ohno e Elyahu Goldratt e apresenta de maneira explícita os quatros princípios de gestão do fluxo que estão por trás destas filosofias de gestão de operações. As diferenças entre estas três são traçadas para diferentes instâncias dos mesmos princípios em ambientes específicos: Ford em sua indústria, com foco na produção em massa de poucos (ou um produtos; Ohno na Toyota, com o Toyota Production System (TPS; e Goldratt, em uma classe ampla de ambientes de produção. Os conceitos são ilustrados e postos à prova no caso prático da Hitachi Tool Engineering. Este é o caso clássico de tentativa de implementação de uma metodologia (Lean que não se aplica e como isto foi resolvido pela Teoria das Restrições (TOC. Finalmente os limites da solução proposta por Goldratt para a gestão de operações (TPC são explicitados.

  11. Enanos, gigantes, princesas y dragones en la Antigüedad clásica: algunas conexiones entre el cuento tradicional, la literatura infantil y el mito clásico / Dwarfs, giants, princesses and dragons in classical Antiquity: some connections between folktale, children’s literature and classical myth

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    Montserrat Pons Tovar

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: La intención principal del presente artículo no es dar unas directrices precisas a los docentes de primaria, sino presentarles un material alternativo a los cuentos tradicionales y la literatura infantil basado en las raíces culturales de nuestra civilización y su rico patrimonio a fin de que estos lo adapten de la manera que crean más adecuada a las necesidades de sus alumnos.Abstract: The main intention of this article is not giving precise instructions to the teachers in primary education, but to present an alternative material to folktales and children’s literature based on the cultural roots of our civilization and its rich heritage so that they fit the way it seems most appropriate to the needs of their pupils.

  12. Bats: bird-eaters of feather-eaters? A contribution to debate on great noctule carnivory

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    Gianna Dondini

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    Full Text Available Riassunto Chirotteri ornitofagi o mangiatori di penne? Un contributo al dibattito sulla carnivoria della nottola gigante In un recente dibattito sulla carnivoria nella nottola gigante Nyctalus lasiopterus (Schreber, 1780 sono stati sollevati alcuni dubbi sulla possibilità di cattura di piccoli passeriformi. Alcuni autori ipotizzano che la nottola gigante sia condannata, dalla bassa risoluzione del suo impulso ultrasonoro, a catturare erroneamente penne fluttuanti nell'aria. Il presente contributo vuole evidenziare come la specie risulti predare effettivamente piccoli uccelli sebbene occorra approfondire molti degli aspetti legati alla sua ecologia trofica e predatoria.

  13. La presencia de Negros en la Nordpatagonia. 1779-1837

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    Dora Noemí Martínez de Gorla

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper studies the juridical and social effects created by the individual assimilation of the slave and freeperson in the Rio Negro and the massive entrance of blacks during the war with Brazil, a historic moment when differences were established between African blacks and American blacks. This distinction was modified with the decree of September 12, 1827, when such distinctions were abolished.//Este trabajo estudia los efectos jurídicos y sociales creados por la asimilación individual del esclavo y de la persona libre en el Rio Negro y la entrada masiva de africanos durante la guerra con Brasil, momento histórico en el que las diferencias entre africanos negros y americanos negros fueron establecidas. Esta distinción fue modificada con el decreto 12 de 1827, cuando se abolieron tales diferencias.

  14. El auge y el declive de las culturas del África Occidental (o Atlántica / The Rise and Fall of West (or Atlantic African Cultures

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    Justo Bolekia Boleká

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    Full Text Available Cada uno de los pueblos negro-africanos presenta un perfil cultural que le hace ser singular y esencialmente semejante a otros, como parte importante de un todo cultural, algunas veces difícil de determinar explícitamente.  Los procesos que definían a los negro-africanos experimentaron una acelerada transformación debido al choque cultural que vivieron durante casi cinco siglos de su historia. Este choque debilitó sus estructuras culturales, creando Estados con lenguas extranjeras oficiales,  religiones de importación, escuelas desvernacularizadas, etc., y desplazando los tradicionales sistemas sociopolíticos negro-africanos. Esta fuerte aculturación del África negra se ve fortalecida por la dominancia de la cultura exógena, que impide la reconfiguración etnocultural de sus habitantes y sociedades. Este es el gran reto de su futuro: fortalecer sus diversidades y enseñar a sus habitantes a aprender a ser africanos.Each black African peoples presents a cultural identity that makes it unique and essentially similar to others, as an important element of a whole culture, sometimes difficult to determine. The processes that defined black Africans experienced a accelerated transformation due to the culture shock lived for five centuries of their history. This shock weakened their cultural structures, creating states with official foreign languages, imported religions, acculturated schools, etc., and replacing the traditional black-African socio-political systems with Western models. This strong acculturation of black Africa was strengthened by the exogenous culture dominance; avoiding the ethno-cultural reconfiguration of its people and societies. This is the great challenge of their future: to strengthen African diversities and to teach the people to learn to be Africans.

  15. Migraciones internacionales, seguridad y xenofobia: los límites del modelo francés de integración

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    Ana María Lara Salinas

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    Full Text Available En el 2005, los suburbios de París fueron escenario de graves disturbios y los detonantes fueron, por un lado, la muerte de dos jóvenes musulmanes de origen africano mientras escapaban de la policía y, por otro, las declaraciones del ministro de interior Nicolás Sarkozy, quien llamó a los primeros manifestantes "escoria". Estos incidentes muy rápidamente se

  16. Matrimonios mixtos y cnice de la barrera de color como vías para el mestizaje de la población negra y mulata (1674-1796

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    Norma Angélica Castillo Palma

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo tiene dos hipótesis principales. En primer lugar, hace evidente la amplitud de la preferencia hacia los matrimonios mixtos entre la población de origen africano en Cholula durante el periodo 1674-1796. En segundo término se pretende mostrar que la descendencia de dichas parejas mixtas tenía una amplia gama de posibilidades de adscripción en una o varias categorías socio-raciales. Esta situación le permitia al individuo buscar aquéllas designaciones más ventajosas, como el ser considerado mestizo o ser incluido en el gmpo indígena. Las variaciones en los patrones matrimoniales de los esclavos y sus descendientes se han seguido de maneracuantitativa, mientras que el salto de la barrerade color se ha analizado a partir de la reconstrucción de genealogías. El wmportamiento de ambos indicadores nos permite concluir que la población de origen africano buscó diluirse con otros grupos para asimilarse jurídicamente con los mestizos, los indios y excep cionalmente alcanzar una movilidad que les permitiera ser considerados como españoles. Por esta razón, entre la población de origen africano encontramos un frecuente cambio de identidad socio-racial. Estas particularidades fueron posibles gnicias al contexto multiétnico de inserción de los esclavos africanos, puesto que la unidades productivas cholultecas, haciendas y obrajes, contaban con una dominante población indigena trabajadora, una élite española y un creciente grupo mestizo.

  17. Botánica y Medicina africanas en la Nueva Granada, Siglo XVII.

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    Luz Adriana Maya Restrepo.

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available La relación que los bozales (africanos que llegaban directamente de Africa que no se expresaban en lengua castellana ni conocían la fe católica y sus hijos nacidos en la Nueva Granada mantuvieron con los vegetales y los animales, en particular las aves, es otro de los legados ancestrales que la nación colombiana le debe a Africa. Los africanos le transmitieron a sus descendientes saberes y técnicas sobre el mundo vegetal y animal. Estos conocimientos, que fueron utilizados para curar los males del cuerpo y los del alma, se caracterizaban por un componente experimental cuyo éxito dependía también de la interacción con los espíritus. De ahí que el Tribunal de la Inquisición de Cartagena hubiera juzgado a los africanos y a sus hijos en calidad de "brujos(as", "hechiceros(as" y "curanderos(as".

  18. Safety Ensured for Cultural Heritages in the Three Gorges

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    2003-01-01

    “When the steep gorges become a vast quiet lake, the whole world will be amazed” This is a line from Chairman Mao's famous poem expressing his lifelong dream to build a gigantic dam over the Yangtze River.

  19. Welt in Fesseln

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    2006-01-01

    A physicist from Harvard is impassioned for hidden dimension of the universe. The observable world, according to its assumption, would be only one among many islands in the middle of a gigantic space (4 pages)

  20. The evolution of high energy accelerators

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    1989-10-01

    In this lecture I would like to trace how high energy particle accelerators have grown from tools used for esoteric small-scale experiments to gigantic projects being hotly debated in Congress as well as in the scientific community.