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  1. Influência do suporte e fixação anterior na resistência mecânica do fixador interno vertebral Influencia del soporte y de la fijación anterior sobre la resistencia mecánica del fijador interno vertebralartrodesis cervical anterior por hernia del disco cervica The influence of anterior reconstruction and fixation on the mechanical performance of an internal fixator

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    Gisele Cristina Ale dos Santos

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a influência da reconstrução e fixação anterior no desempenho mecânico do fixador interno da coluna vertebral. MÉTODOS: foram formados três grupos experimentais de acordo com a reconstrução e fixação anterior: grupo I -sem suporte anterior; grupo II - com suporte anterior; grupo III - com suporte e fixação anterior. Os corpos de prova foram submetidos a ensaios mecânicos de flexo-compressão, flexão lateral e torção, realizados em máquina de universal de ensaios, tendo sido realizados dez ensaios para cada modalidade (flexo-compressão, flexão lateral e torção em cada grupo experimental, perfazendo um total de 90 ensaios mecânicos. As propriedades mecânicas estudadas foram: o momento-fletor, o torque e a rigidez obtidos a partir da curva carga x deflexão de cada ensaio mecânico. RESULTADOS: observou-se que a colocação do suporte e da fixação anterior aumentou a resistência mecânica nos ensaios de flexo-compressão. Nos ensaios de flexão lateral observou-se aumento da resistência mecânica somente com a fixação anterior. CONCLUSÃO: nos ensaios de torção o suporte anterior e a fixação anterior não aumentaram a resistência mecânica do sistema de fixação vertebral.OBJETIVO: evaluar la influencia de la reconstrucción y fijación anterior en el desempeño mecánico del fijador interno de la columna vertebral. MÉTODOS: fueron formados tres grupos experimentales de acuerdo com la reconstrucción y fijación anterior: grupo I- sin soporte anterior, grupo II- con soporte anterior y grupo III- con soporte y fijación anterior. Los cuerpos de prueba fueron sometidos a ensayos mecánicos de flexocompresión, flexión lateral y torción, realizados en la máquina universal de ensayos, habiéndose realizados 10 ensayos para cada modalidad (flexocompresión, flexión lateral y torción en cada grupo experimental,con untotal de 90 ensayos mecánicos. Las propiedades mecánicas estudiadas fueron el

  2. en el derecho interno

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    Osvaldo Alfredo Gozaíni

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza en una perspectiva general y en el derecho argentino la incidencia y cumplimiento de los fallos de la Corte Interamericana en el ordenamiento jurídico interno de los estados.

  3. Porta-enxertos e fixadores de enxerto para enxertia hipocotiledonar de maracujazeiro azedo

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    Carlos Henrique Barbosa Santos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Avaliou-se a enxertia hipocotiledonar de maracujazeiro azedo em porta-enxertos de Passiflora alata, P. edulis, P. cincinnata e P. gibertii utilizando-se, como fixadores para envolvimento da região da enxertia, fita adesiva tipo crepe, grampo metálico de cabelo e grampo de enxertia a mola. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 4 x 3 (porta-enxerto x fixador, com 12 tratamentos, três repetições e oito plantas na parcela. Utilizou-se a enxertia hipocotiledonar pelo método de garfagem de topo em fenda cheia. Avaliaram-se diâmetro de caule, altura de planta e número de folhas do porta-enxerto no momento da enxertia, percentagem de sobrevivência da enxertia, diâmetro do caule, número de folhas e altura do enxerto aos 30, 60 e 90 dias após a enxertia. A sobrevivência do enxerto de maracujazeiro azedo foi elevada, em geral, sendo equivalente para todos os porta-enxertos avaliados, demonstrando a eficiência da técnica. O uso dos fixadores de enxertia resultou em elevada percentagem de sobrevivência dos enxertos sem se verificarem diferenças entre os fixadores. Aos 90 dias após a enxertia, o maracujazeiro azedo, enxertado em P. alata apresentou menor crescimento em relação àqueles enxertados em P. edulis e P. gibertii.

  4. Enraizamento de estacas de azaléia Rhododendron indicum: cultivar terra nova tratadas com ácido indolbutírico, com o uso ou não de fixador

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    Juliano Tadeu Vilela de Resende

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available O experimento teve como objetivo avaliar o enraizamento de estacas de Azaléia – cultivar Terra Nova – tratadas com ácido indol-butírico, com o uso ou não de gelatina como fixador. Foram avaliados os tratamentos 1,5 g AIB/L; 1,5 g AIB/L e fixador; 2,0 g AIB/L; 2,0 g AIB/L e fixador; 2,5 g AIB/L; 2,5 g AIB/L e fixador. Não foram detectadas diferenças significativas para doses de ácido indol-butírico e uso ou não de fixador para as características de enraizamento avaliadas.

  5. RESPONSABILIDAD SOCIAL Y CONTROL INTERNO

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    Castromán Diz, Juan Luis; Porto Serantes, Nélida

    2007-01-01

    Este trabalho trata do papel que deve ter o controle interno ao assumir compromissos voluntários das organizações referentes à matéria Responsabilidade Social. Atualmente, as normas e códigos voluntários orientam-se na direção de generalizar a adesão das empresas aos valores neles propostos para padronizar a informação referente ao cumprimento dos compromissos assumidos sobre a Responsabilidade Social. O trabalho parte das contribuições do Pacto Mundial da ONU, das diretrizes da OCDE para as ...

  6. Signos de identidad del asesoramiento interno

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    Miguel Pérez Ferra

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende diferenciar la realidad del asesoramiento interno respecto de otros campos de intervención psicopedagógica. Para ella, en primer lugar, presentamos la definición de algunos términos en los que concurren tales peculiaridades. En segundo lugar, definimos los indicadores que dan lugar a la identidad del término asesoramiento interno. En tercer lugar, se alude al centro educativo como ámbito apropiado para la formación del profesorado y mejora de la función educativa. Finalmente, nos referimos al centro educativo como espacio adecuado para llevar a cabo las labores de asesoramiento interno.

  7. Signos de identidad del asesoramiento interno

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    2000-01-01

    El presente artículo pretende diferenciar la realidad del asesoramiento interno respecto de otros campos de intervención psicopedagógica. Para ella, en primer lugar, presentamos la definición de algunos términos en los que concurren tales peculiaridades. En segundo lugar, definimos los indicadores que dan lugar a la identidad del término asesoramiento interno. En tercer lugar, se alude al centro educativo como ámbito apropiado para la formación del profesorado y mejora de la funci...

  8. Estudio de un caso de control interno

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    Alfonso Pirela

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available El estudio se efectuó con el objetivo de analizar el control interno en el Almacén de la Facultad de ciencias Económicas y Sociales de la Universidad del Zulia. La metodología fue descriptiva. Se utilizó como población a todo el personal del almacén. Los resultados arrojaron que el control del almacén no cuenta con un sistema de control interno integrado que le permita llevar con efectividad las actividades de recepción, almacenamiento y despacho de la mercancía.

  9. El control interno en las organizaciones

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    Aguiar Jaramillo, Horacio

    1997-01-01

    El autor presenta, en forma didáctica, los aspectos fundamentales del control interno, necesarios para que las organizaciones logren sus objetivos en escenarios cada vez más riesgosos. Después de algunos interesantes antecedentes del control interno, se analizan los componentes del proceso de dicho control: el ambiente de control, la valoración de riesgos, la información y comunicación, la supervisión y las actividades de control. Con relación a estas últimas, vale la pena destacar la forma p...

  10. Tratamento de fratura mandibular por projétil de arma de fogo com uso de fixador externo: relato de caso

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    Ribeiro, Igor Lerner Hora; Cerqueira, Lucas Souza; Dultra, Fátima Karoline Almeida; Dultra, Joaquim Almeida; Carneiro Júnior, Bráulio; Azevedo, Roberto Almeida de

    2012-01-01

    p. 341-345 A violência e o uso indiscrimidado das armas de fogo, independente da classe social, tornaram os ferimentos por projétil de arma de fogo (PAF), comum nos grandes centros e geralmente acometem a região maxilofacial, principalmente o terço inferior da face. Nos ferimentos por PAF em face, predominam as fraturas cominutivas em mandíbula e a presença de focos infecciosos. Apesar das diversas possibilidades para tratamento das fraturas mandibulares, o uso de fixadores ext...

  11. Ab interno trabeculectomy: patient selection and perspectives

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    Vinod K

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Kateki Vinod, Steven J Gedde Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA Abstract: Ab interno trabeculectomy is one among several recently introduced minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries that avoid a conjunctival incision and full-thickness sclerostomy involved in traditional glaucoma surgery. Ablation of the trabecular meshwork and inner wall of Schlemm’s canal is performed in an arcuate fashion via a clear corneal incision, alone or in combination with phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Intraocular pressure reduction following ab interno trabeculectomy is limited by resistance in distal outflow pathways and generally stabilizes in the mid-to-high teens. Relief of medication burden has been demonstrated by some studies. A very low rate of complications, most commonly transient hyphema and intraocular pressure elevations in the immediate postoperative period, have been reported. However, available data are derived from small retrospective and prospective case series. Randomized, controlled trials are needed to better elucidate the potential merits of ab interno trabeculectomy in the combined setting versus phacoemulsification cataract surgery alone and to compare it with other minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries. Keywords: ab interno trabeculectomy, glaucoma, intraocular pressure, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, surgical outcomes

  12. GÉNESIS DEL CONTROL INTERNO

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    Horta, Maileny Bacallao

    2009-01-01

    El control interno es un instrumento de gestión que se emplea para proporcionar una seguridad razonable de que se cumplan los objetivos establecidos por la entidad, para esto comprende con un plan de organización, así como...

  13. NRE70/9: Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno

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    Universidad de Granada

    2013-01-01

    Resoluci??n del Rectorado de la Universidad de Granada por la que se aprueba el Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el ejercicio 2013.

  14. NRE70/9: Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno

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    Universidad de Granada

    2013-01-01

    Resoluci??n del Rectorado de la Universidad de Granada por la que se aprueba el Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el ejercicio 2013.

  15. Ab interno trabeculectomy: patient selection and perspectives

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    Vinod K; Gedde SJ

    2016-01-01

    Kateki Vinod, Steven J Gedde Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA Abstract: Ab interno trabeculectomy is one among several recently introduced minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries that avoid a conjunctival incision and full-thickness sclerostomy involved in traditional glaucoma surgery. Ablation of the trabecular meshwork and inner wall of Schlemm’s canal is performed in an arcuate fashion via a clear corneal incision, alone o...

  16. Ab interno trabeculectomy: patient selection and perspectives

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    Vinod, Kateki; Gedde, Steven J

    2016-01-01

    Ab interno trabeculectomy is one among several recently introduced minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries that avoid a conjunctival incision and full-thickness sclerostomy involved in traditional glaucoma surgery. Ablation of the trabecular meshwork and inner wall of Schlemm’s canal is performed in an arcuate fashion via a clear corneal incision, alone or in combination with phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Intraocular pressure reduction following ab interno trabeculectomy is limited by resistance in distal outflow pathways and generally stabilizes in the mid-to-high teens. Relief of medication burden has been demonstrated by some studies. A very low rate of complications, most commonly transient hyphema and intraocular pressure elevations in the immediate postoperative period, have been reported. However, available data are derived from small retrospective and prospective case series. Randomized, controlled trials are needed to better elucidate the potential merits of ab interno trabeculectomy in the combined setting versus phacoemulsification cataract surgery alone and to compare it with other minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries. PMID:27574396

  17. NRE58/2: Programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el 2012

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    Universidad de Granada

    2012-01-01

    Programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el 2012. Resoluci??n del Rectorado de la Universidad de Granada por la que se aprueba la programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el 2012

  18. NRE58/2: Programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el 2012

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    Universidad de Granada

    2012-01-01

    Programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el 2012. Resoluci??n del Rectorado de la Universidad de Granada por la que se aprueba la programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el 2012

  19. O controle interno no poder executivo federal brasileiro

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    Lopes, Marcello de Souza

    2013-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado em Contabilidade A presente dissertação tem por objetivo analisar a adequabilidade da regulamentação do Sistema de Controle Interno do Poder Executivo Federal do Brasil e qual a sua influência sobre os sistemas de controle interno atualmente implementados pelas entidades públicas federais existentes em sua estrutura organizacional. Para fazer frente a este desafio é analisada a evolução da regulamentação do controle interno no setor público federal br...

  20. La historia desde dentro: el desplazamiento interno en Siria

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    Mooney, Erin

    2014-01-01

    Con una población de desplazados internos que actualmente constituye dos terceras partes de los desplazados por el conflicto, la "historia desde dentro" de los desplazamientos en Siria requiere mucha más atención.

  1. Ab interno trabeculectomy in the adult patient.

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    SooHoo, Jeffrey R; Seibold, Leonard K; Kahook, Malik Y

    2015-01-01

    Glaucoma is a potentially blinding disease that affects millions of people worldwide. The mainstay of treatment is lowering of intraocular pressure (IOP) through the use of medications, laser and/or incisional surgery. The trabecular meshwork (TM) is thought to be the site of significant resistance to aqueous outflow in open angle glaucoma. Theoretically, an incision through TM or TM removal should decrease this resistance and lead to a significant reduction in IOP. This approach, commonly referred to as goniotomy or trabeculotomy, has been validated in the pediatric population and has been associated with long-term IOP control. In adults, however, removal of TM tissue has been historically associated with more limited and short-lived success. More recent evidence, reveals that even adult patients may benefit significantly from removal of diseased TM tissue and can lead to a significant reduction in IOP that is long-lasting and safe. In this review, we discuss current evidence and techniques for ab interno trabeculectomy using various devices in the adult patient.

  2. Rescue of failed filtering blebs with ab interno trephination.

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    Shihadeh, Wisam A; Ritch, Robert; Liebmann, Jeffrey M

    2006-06-01

    We evaluated the effectiveness of ab interno automated trephination as a technique for rescuing failed mature filtering blebs. A retrospective chart review of 40 failed blebs of 38 patients who had a posttrephination follow-up period of at least 3 months was done. With success defined as intraocular pressure (IOP) control with other modalities of management. Complications were few. We believe that ab interno trephination is an excellent option for rescuing selected failed filtering blebs.

  3. A Metodologia Coso como Ferramenta de Gerenciamento dos Controles Internos

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    Rômulo Paiva Farias

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O controle interno é tema em discussão nos meios empresarial e acadêmico. A pesquisa retrata a utilização de uma das principais frameworks para gerenciamento de controles internos, o Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (Coso, e tem como objetivo geral analisar a adequação da metodologia Coso no gerenciamento dos controles internos do Banco do Brasil (BB, na visão dos gerentes de agência. Trata-se de pesquisa de natureza qualitativa, utilizando-se os procedimentos de pesquisa documental e aplicação de estudo de caso único. Foram analisadas questões relacionadas à adequação da metodologia Coso no gerenciamento dos controles internos do BB quanto aos seguintes aspectos: processo de gestão e objetivos estratégicos; eficiência e efetividade operacional; confiabilidade dos registros contábeis e financeiros; e conformidade com leis e normativos aplicáveis à entidade. Concluiu-se que, do ponto de vista dos gerentes de agência pesquisados, a metodologia Coso no gerenciamento dos controles internos do BB é adequada e alinha-se aos interesses da estrutura e da cultura de controle interno propostas pelo banco.

  4. La aplicación del Derecho Internacional en el Derecho interno

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    Bou Franch, Valentín

    2017-01-01

    PowerPoint del Tema 15 de la asignatura "Derecho Internacional Público". Curso 2017-2018. Tema 15.- La aplicación del Derecho Internacional en el Derecho interno. 1.-Las relaciones entre el Derecho Internacional y el Derecho interno. 2.- Los procesos de remisión entre el Derecho Internacional y el Derecho interno. 3.- La integración de las normas internacionales en el Derecho interno. 4.- Los conflictos entre el Derecho Internacional y el Derecho interno.

  5. NRE81/10: Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la oficina de control interno durante el ejercicio 2014

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    Universidad de Granada

    2014-01-01

    Resoluci??n del Rectorado de la Universidad de Granada por la que se aprueba la programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la oficina de control interno durante el ejercicio 2014.

  6. NRE40/3: Plan de Control Interno, Auditor??as y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el ejercicio 2011

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    Universidad de Granada

    2011-01-01

    Resoluci??n del Rectorado de la Universidad de Granada por el que se aprueba la programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, Auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el ejercicio 2011.

  7. NRE81/10: Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la oficina de control interno durante el ejercicio 2014

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    Universidad de Granada

    2014-01-01

    Resoluci??n del Rectorado de la Universidad de Granada por la que se aprueba la programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la oficina de control interno durante el ejercicio 2014.

  8. NRE40/3: Plan de Control Interno, Auditor??as y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el ejercicio 2011

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    Universidad de Granada

    2011-01-01

    Resoluci??n del Rectorado de la Universidad de Granada por el que se aprueba la programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, Auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el ejercicio 2011.

  9. Vertebral Pnomocyst

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    Elif Karadeli

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The pneumatocyst in the spine is a rare condition and is usually discovered incidentally in patients being examined for unrelated problems. Intraosseous gas collection is occured in different pathologic conditions, containing osteomyelitis with gas-forming organisms, vertebral collapse due to osteonecrosis, and postoperative and posttraumatic conditions.  

  10. Vertebral chondroblastoma

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    Ilaslan, Hakan; Sundaram, Murali [Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street, SW, Rochester, MN 55905 (United States); Unni, Krishnan K. [Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street, SW, Rochester, MN 55905 (United States)

    2003-02-01

    To determine the age distribution, gender, incidence, and imaging findings of vertebral chondroblastoma, and to compare our series with findings from case reports in the world literature.Design and patients Case records and imaging findings of nine histologically documented vertebral chondroblastomas were retrospectively reviewed for patient age, gender, vertebral column location and level, morphology, matrix, edema, soft tissue mass, spinal canal invasion, and metastases. Our findings were compared with a total of nine patients identified from previous publications in the world literature. The histologic findings in our cases was re-reviewed for diagnosis and specifically for features of calcification and secondary aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC). Clinical follow-up was requested from referring institutions. Nine of 856 chondroblastomas arose in vertebrae (incidence 1.4%; thoracic 5, lumbar 1, cervical 2, sacral 1). There were six males and three females ranging in age from 5 to 41 years (mean 28 years). Satisfactory imaging from seven patients revealed the tumor to arise from the posterior elements in four and the body in three. All tumors were expansive, six of seven were aggressive, and the spinal canal was significantly narrowed by bone or soft tissue mass in six. In one patient canal invasion was minimal. Calcification was pronounced in two and subtle in four. The sole nonaggressive-appearing tumor was heavily mineralized. Bony edema and secondary ABC were not seen on MR imaging. None of the cases had microscopic features of significant secondary ABC. Calcification, and specifically ''chicken wire'' calcification, was identified in two patients. Pulmonary metastases occurred in none. Vertebral chondroblastoma is a rare neoplasm that presents later in life than its appendicular counterpart. On imaging it is aggressive in appearance with bone destruction, soft tissue mass, and spinal canal invasion. The lesions contain variable amounts of mineral

  11. EL CONTROL INTERNO. PROCESOS DE AUTOEVALUACIÓN DE CONTROLES

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    Espinoza Wong, Oscar; Facultad de Ciencias Contables, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

    2014-01-01

    Con el discurrir del tiempo los problemas de control interno en las empresas, ha centrado la preocupación de la gerencia moderna, así como de los profesionales responsables en implementar nuevas formas de mejorar y perfeccionar dichos controles, esto es muy importante por cuanto el control interno es fundamental para que una empresa logre alcanzar a través de una evaluación de su misión y visión el logro de sus objetivos y metas trazadas, pues de lo contrario sería imposible que se puedan def...

  12. Enfermedad autoinmune del oído interno

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    Alarcón G,Ricardo

    2006-01-01

    Se presenta un breve análisis de la enfermedad autoinmune del oído interno, descrita por primera vez por Me Cabe. El análisis comprende los aspectos fisiopatológicos, de diagnóstico y tratamiento de esta entidad clínica. Cada aspecto tratado tiene una justificación breve pero precisa de la Información bibliográfica existente al momento

  13. en el ordenamiento jurídico interno

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    José Antonio Rivera Santiváez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El autor analiza los diferentes efectos que producen las sentencias constitucionales, tanto en cuanto a las autoridades y personas a quienes se aplica, como en cuanto a su aplicación en el tiempo, acudiendo para el efecto a la doctrina del Derecho Procesal Constitucional, las normas del ordenamiento jurídico interno de los Estados, así como la jurisprudencia constitucional, haciendo énfasis en el sistema constitucional boliviano.

  14. Goniometria da articulação tíbio-tarsal após imobilização temporária com fixador esquelético externo em cães

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    Alievi Marcelo Meller; Schossler João Eduardo; Teixeira Marcelo Weinsten

    2004-01-01

    Neste experimento, foram utilizados 10 cães clinicamente sadios, submetidos à imobilização temporária das articulações tíbio-tarsal, intertarsal e tarso-metatarsiana direita com fixador esquelético externo, tendo por objetivo avaliar através da mensuração da flexão, da extensão e da amplitude articular os danos provocados por esta imobilização. O aparelho de fixação esquelética externa manteve a articulação em um ângulo aproximado de 135masculine e permaneceu por 45 dias. Os animais apresenta...

  15. NRE92/3: Programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el ejercicio 2015

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    Universidad de Granada

    2015-01-01

    Resoluci??n del Rectorado de la Universidad de Granada, de 3 de febrero de 2015, por la que se aprueba la programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el ejercicio 2015.

  16. NRE92/3: Programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el ejercicio 2015

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    Universidad de Granada

    2015-01-01

    Resoluci??n del Rectorado de la Universidad de Granada, de 3 de febrero de 2015, por la que se aprueba la programaci??n del Plan de Control Interno, auditorias y otras actividades a desarrollar por la Oficina de Control Interno durante el ejercicio 2015.

  17. V. Terrestrial vertebrates

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    Dean Pearson; Deborah Finch

    2011-01-01

    Within the Interior West, terrestrial vertebrates do not represent a large number of invasive species relative to invasive weeds, aquatic vertebrates, and invertebrates. However, several invasive terrestrial vertebrate species do cause substantial economic and ecological damage in the U.S. and in this region (Pimental 2000, 2007; Bergman and others 2002; Finch and...

  18. Ab interno trabeculectomy: ultrastructural evidence and early tissue response in a human eye.

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    Ferrari, Ettore; Ortolani, Fulvia; Petrelli, Lucia; Contin, Magali; Pognuz, Derri Roman; Marchini, Maurizio; Bandello, Francesco

    2007-10-01

    To report the results of ultrastructural analysis of the postoperative effects of ab interno trabeculectomy in a human eye. Department of Ophthalmology, Palmanova Hospital, Palmanova, Udine, Italy. A 60-year-old woman with cataract and glaucoma had enucleation for a choroidal melanoma 10 days after ab interno trabeculectomy combined with phacoemulsification. A second ab interno trabeculectomy was performed after enucleation to evaluate the outcomes of the previous trabeculectomy. Light and transmission electron microscopy analyses were performed on samples excised from areas (1) not subjected to a procedure (control samples), (2) that had ab interno trabeculectomy before enucleation, and (3) that had ab interno trabeculectomy immediately after enucleation. Control samples showed normal trabecular features. Semithin sections of all ab interno trabeculectomy samples showed full-thickness removal of trabeculum segments, with Schlemm's canal lumen opening into the anterior chamber and apparent preservation of the adjacent structures. On ultrathin sections of samples that had ab interno trabeculectomy before enucleation, the endothelium lining the outer wall of Schlemm's canal and other angle components showed intact ultrastructural features. In trabecular beams that were not removed, the extracellular matrix appeared to have maintained its fine texture and was free of activated fibroblasts or leucocyte infiltrates. Observations confirm that ab interno trabeculectomy causes direct communication between Schlemm's canal lumen and the anterior chamber in vivo and immediately after enucleation during the early postoperative period. The absence of an evident inflammatory reaction in the examined case should be considered with caution because of possible tumor-induced immune suppression.

  19. Imaging of vertebral fractures

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    Ananya Panda

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Vertebral fracture is a common clinical problem. Osteoporosis is the leading cause of non-traumatic vertebral fracture. Often, vertebral fractures are not clinically suspected due to nonspecific presentation and are overlooked during routine interpretation of radiologic investigations. Moreover, once detected, many a times the radiologist fails to convey to the clinician in a meaningful way. Hence, vertebral fractures are a constant cause of morbidity and mortality. Presence of vertebral fracture increases the chance of fracture in another vertebra and also increases the risk of subsequent hip fracture. Early detection can lead to immediate therapeutic intervention improving further the quality of life. So, in this review, we wish to present a comprehensive overview of vertebral fracture imaging along with an algorithm of evaluation of vertebral fractures.

  20. Cyclodialysis ab interno as a surgical approach to intractable glaucoma.

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    Jordan, Jens F; Dietlein, Thomas S; Dinslage, Sven; Lüke, Christoph; Konen, Walter; Krieglstein, Günter K

    2007-08-01

    In glaucoma filtration surgery, the problem of subconjunctival scarring has still not been satisfactorily solved. Suprachoroidal drainage of aqueous humour offers a promising, alternative option for intractable glaucoma. We here present a clinical study on the surgical approach of gonioscopic cyclodialysis ab interno. Twenty-eight eyes of 20 patients with intractable glaucoma were included in this prospective, consecutive, case-control study. The eyes had had a mean of 4.4 +/- 2.4 previous antiglaucomatous interventions. Baseline intraocular pressure (IOP) was 34.3 +/- 10.5 mmHg despite maximum therapy. Under gonioscopic control, cyclodialysis ab interno was performed over two clock times to gain access to the suprachoroidal space. No additional trabecular meshwork surgery was performed. Success was defined as a lowering of IOP to below 21 mmHg without the need for further medication or intervention. Mean postoperative IOP was 14.6 +/- 12.4 mmHg. Mean follow-up (FU) for all eyes was 121.8 days. After a mean of 60 days, 21 eyes (75%) needed further surgical intervention. Qualified success was seen in four eyes (14.3%), with a mean FU of 383.6 days. Three eyes (10.7%) showed absolute success after a mean FU period of 202.7 days. In our series, we obtained the best results for phakic eyes, followed by pseudophakic and aphakic eyes. The results of this study do not provide convincing evidence of the functional efficacy of cyclodialysis ab interno. Nevertheless, the technique is easy to perform and offers safe and atraumatic access to the resorptive capability of the choroid. Conjunctival manipulation is avoided. Contrary to reports in the current literature, in our series, the best results were obtained for phakic eyes, though the small number of eyes included does not allow reliable statistics. Further studies will need to focus on the use of different space-retaining substances or a widening of the cyclodialysis cleft to improve surgical outcome.

  1. Estrategia de seguridad contra ataques internos en redes locales

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    Andrés Subert Semanat

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES-TRAD X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} A pesar de las topologías de seguridad de redes basadas  en  Cortafuegos,  Enrutadores  y  Conmutadores es posible romper la seguridad interna de las redes y realizar ataques de suplantación de identidades de equipos y de usuarios. El envenenamiento de la tabla  del Protocolo de Resolución de direcciones es uno de los ataque interno mas efectivos En este trabajo se discuten y comparan tres topologías  de  red  según  las  cuales  se  puede  segmentar y aislar las vulnerabilidades encontradas en una red local, las variantes de solución  demuestran ser  efectivas  en  entornos  académicos, donde  la mayoría de las violaciones de seguridad provienen de empleados internos.

  2. Desarrollo de un Sistema de control interno para ONG`s dedicadas a la salud.

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    Caicedo Clavijo, Lizbeth Andrea

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    El presente trabajo de Investigación aborda la situación actual de las ONGS dedicadas a la Salud, en forma general y en cuanto al control interno y presenta una propuesta de Desarrollo modelo de un Sistema de Control Interno para las mismas, es decir no se enfoca en las particularidades de cada una si no busca ser una guía en la conformación del Sistema de Control Interno, para la mayoría de ellas independientemente de su tamaño y de la naturaleza de sus operaciones. En el Capítulo 1, se...

  3. Testing Skills in Vertebrates

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    Funk, Mildred Sears; Tosto, Pat

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the authors present a project that gives students examples of basic skills that many vertebrate species develop as they grow and function in their ecosystem. These activities involve information gathering about surroundings, learning how to use objects, and tracking and searching skills. Different vertebrate species may acquire…

  4. Testing Skills in Vertebrates

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    Funk, Mildred Sears; Tosto, Pat

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the authors present a project that gives students examples of basic skills that many vertebrate species develop as they grow and function in their ecosystem. These activities involve information gathering about surroundings, learning how to use objects, and tracking and searching skills. Different vertebrate species may acquire…

  5. Transconjunctival orbital decompression in Graves' ophthalmopathy: lateral wall approach ab interno

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    D.A. Paridaens; K. Verhoeff; D. Bouwens; W.A. van den Bosch (Willem)

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    textabstractAIMS: A modified surgical technique is described to perform a one, two, or three wall orbital decompression in patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy. METHODS: The lateral wall was approached ab interno through a "swinging eyelid" approach (lateral canthotomy

  6. Retos y oportunidades de la investigación en marketing interno

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    Jessica Mendoza Moheno

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este ensayo es realizar un análisis de la conceptualización del marketing interno y las principales investigaciones aplicadas, con el fin de resaltar las oportunidades y retos que enfrenta, para lo cual, se hace una revisión de la literatura del tema en relación a su conceptualización, se analiza la orientación al cliente interno como elemento central del marketing interno, diferenciándola con la orientación al mercado. Así mismo, se destacan los principales hallazgos sobre las investigaciones aplicadas. Finalmente, se describen retos y oportunidades del marketing interno.

  7. La celda como vivienda del interno en centros penitenciarios

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    Montserrat López-Melero

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    Full Text Available En atención a la Constitución de España, y dentro del catálogo de los derechos fundamentales de los ciudadanos, se recoge el derecho de la vivienda. La cuestión por debatir, y el objetivo de la presente investigación, es si como consecuencia del cumplimiento de la pena privativa de libertad en un centro penitenciario, la celda se convierte en el domicilio o en la vivienda del interno; se debe afirmar que puede constituir vivienda ocasional, pero no vivienda o domicilio habitual. Asimismo, se va a prestar especial atención a la idea de si la vivienda consiste en una pieza social preferente en la que se asientan el hogar y la vida (en familia, no así en la celda. Se va a entender que la vivienda es aquel espacio donde se desarrollan todos los fines familiares, y el resultado de la investigación es que la celda no contribuye a tal fin; por tanto, ni es vivienda ni es domicilio, al ser, exclusivamente, el lugar del cumplimiento de la pena privativa de libertad. El método para llegar al resultado se da desde una perspectiva histórica en cuanto a normativa, además de descriptiva y analítica, respecto a la legislación penitenciaria española.

  8. Revestimientos internos cerámicos para chimeneas industriales

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    Serradilla Echarri, Jesús

    1985-03-01

    Full Text Available The present article shows the different factors intervening on the study and later setting into service of the internal ceramic liner for industrial chimneys. Firstly they are studied the diverse existing options and later decision as to the solution to be adopted. Also they are specified the physicochemical peculiar characteristics of the material as well as the criterion to folio w with regards to the adecuate dispositive for the material's quality control.En el presente artículo, se estudian los diversos factores que intervienen en el estudio y posterior puesta en servicio de los revestimientos internos cerámicos para chimeneas de uso industrial. Se estudian inicialmente las diversas opciones existentes y posterior decisión en cuanto a la solución a adoptar. También se especifican las características físico-químicas propias del material, así como los criterios a seguir en cuanto al dispositivo adecuado para el Control de Calidad del material.

  9. Ab interno sclerostomy with a high-powered argon endolaser.

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    Jaffe, G J; Williams, G A; Mieler, W F; Radius, R L

    1988-10-15

    We used a high-energy argon blue-green laser (15-W maximum power output) to create full-thickness sclerostomies from the region of the anterior chamber angle to the subconjunctival space in pigmented rabbits using an ab interno approach. One to four laser pulses delivered through a 300-micron noncontact fiberoptic probe produced patent sclerostomies in all 20 eyes treated using 0.1-second pulse duration and 5 to 14 W of power. No intraoperative complications were encountered. Intraocular pressure, measured in 12 animals, decreased an average of 12 mm Hg in the treated eye relative to the fellow eye on the first postoperative day. The drop in intraocular pressure was associated with formation of a functioning filtration bleb. Intraocular pressure returned to preoperative levels in ten of 12 (83%) of the animals by the fourth postoperative day, and there was an associated flattening of the filtration bleb. Histologic and radioautographic analysis indicated that the effect of the laser was focal. Tissue damage and cellular proliferative response were limited to within approximately 200 micron of the wound margin.

  10. Histopathological Study of Trabeculum after Excimer Laser Trabeculectomy ab Interno

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    Shengsong Huang; Minbin Yu; Guangqiang Feng; Ping Zhang; Changyu Qiu

    2001-01-01

    Purpose: To study the clinical manifestations and histopathologic changes of trabeculum after excimer laser trabeculectomy ab interno (ELT), and to investigate the mechanisms of ELT in reducing intraocular pressure. Methods : ELT was performed on ten rabbit eves and postoperative responses were documented. Comeoscleral tissue samples were harvested consecutively each week until the 5th postoperative week and these samples were examined under light and electrical microscopy. Results: Mild stimulation signs were present postoperatix'ely in nine of ten eyes, but no serious complications were experienced. Obvious inflammation was observed in one rabbit eye as a result of iris damage during the surgical manipulations. Local kactures on the trabecular meshwork and openings into Schlemm' s canal were detected in all tissue samples under light microscope. Mitochondria were found to be turgescent and dilated like vacuoles and endoplasmic reticula were found to be dilated under electrical microscope in the early postoperative period. Later, all trabecular cells returned normal and no fihroblast cells were ever detected. Conclusions: Permanent openings through trabecular meshwork into the inner wall of Schlemm's canal can be created with ELT. The outflow resistance of aqueous humor can be reduced with these openings and intraocular pressure can be controlled thereafter. Eye Science 2001; 17:11 ~ 15.

  11. Imobilização de fraturas femorais em gatos usando pino intramedular conectado ou não ao fixador esquelético externo Immobilization of femoral fractures in cats using intramedullary pin tied-in or not with the external skeletal fixator

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    Sheila Canevese Rahal

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve por objetivo comparar a consolidação óssea e a função do membro, em 18 gatos com fraturas transversas femorais tratadas com pino intramedular e fixador esquelético externo tipo Ia (grupo I, n=9 ou com pino intramedular associado ao fixador externo em uma configuração "tie-in" (grupo II, n=9. Independente da configuração utilizada, após a remoção dos implantes, todos os animais apresentaram função normal do membro operado. Não houve diferença entre os grupos em relação à densidade mineral óssea do calo externo mensurada pela densitometria óptica por imagens radiográficas. O tempo para consolidação foi significativamente maior para as fraturas tratadas com pino intramedular e fixador tipo Ia. As fraturas que receberam a configuração "tie-in" tiveram menos proliferação de calo ósseo.The aim of this study was to compare bone healing and limb function in 18 cats with transverse femoral fractures treated with either intramedullary pin and a type Ia external skeletal fixator (Group 1, n=9 or a tie-in configuration (Group 1, n=9. All animals showed normal function of the operated limb after implant removal, independently of the configuration used. The optic bone densitometry in radiographic images showed no difference in bone mineral density of the external bone callus between the groups. Fractures treated with intramedullary pin and type Ia external fixator had significantly more time to fracture healing, and fractures treated with the tie-in configuration had less proliferation of bone callus.

  12. Tratamento do cotovelo rígido com artroplastia de interposição associada ao fixador externo articulado Stiff elbow treatment by interposing arthroplasty associated to hinged external fixator

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    Alberto Naoki Miyazaki

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os resultados da técnica de artroplastia de interposição do cotovelo com fascia lata associada ao uso de fixador externo articulado no tratamento do cotovelo rígido. MÉTODOS: Entre 2001 e 2006 foram operados e acompanhados cinco casos de cotovelo rígido pelo Grupo de Ombro e Cotovelo da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa Misericórdia de São Paulo, tendo como critérios de inclusão: pacientes com arco de movimento do cotovelo menor que o funcional associado a degeneração dessa articulação que não tiveram indicação de prótese total. A idade dos pacientes variou entre 21 e 55 anos (média de 38. Houve predomínio do sexo masculino (quatro casos e, em todos, o membro dominante foi o operado. Quanto à etiologia, houve dois casos de sequela de artrite infecciosa, um de sequela pós-traumática e dois de artrite reumatoide. O arco de movimento no período pré-operatório variou em torno de 20 a 30º de flexoextensão; em dois casos existia contratura fixa em flexão em 30º e 65º. Os pacientes foram avaliados segundo os critérios da AMA modificados por Bruce. RESULTADOS: O seguimento médio foi de 54 meses. Todos os pacientes obtiveram melhora no índice de Bruce, que no pré-operatório era de 43,5 e foi para 88,2 no pós-operatório. Houve dois casos excelentes, um bom, um regular e um ruim. CONCLUSÃO: A artroplastia de interposição com fascia lata associada ao uso de fixador externo dinâmico no cotovelo rígido é uma alternativa viável para pacientes que não têm indicação de artroplastia total de cotovelo.OBJECTIVE: Assess the results of the elbow/ fascia lata interposing arthroplasty technique associated to the use of a hinged external fixator in the treatment of stiff elbow. METHODS: Between 2001 and 2006, five cases of stiff elbow were operated and followed up by the Shoulder and Elbow Group of the Santa Casa Misericórdia de São Paulo Medical Sciences School, establishing the following

  13. Ultrasound Biomicroscopy Comparison of Ab Interno and Ab Externo Intraocular Lens Scleral Fixation

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    Horiguchi, Lie; Garcia, Patricia Novita; Malavazzi, Gustavo Ricci; Allemann, Norma

    2016-01-01

    Purpose. To compare ab interno and ab externo scleral fixation of posterior chamber intraocular lenses (PCIOL) using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM). Methods. Randomized patients underwent ab externo or ab interno scleral fixation of a PCIOL. Ultrasound biomicroscopy was performed 3 to 6 months postoperatively, to determine PCIOL centration, IOL distance to the iris at 12, 3, 6, and 9 hours, and haptics placement in relation to the ciliary sulcus. Results. Fifteen patients were enrolled in the study. The ab externo technique was used in 7 eyes (46.6%) and the ab interno in 8 eyes (53.3%). In the ab externo technique, 14 haptics were located: 4 (28.57%) in the ciliary sulcus; 2 (14.28%) anterior to the sulcus; and 8 (57.14%) posterior to the sulcus, 6 in the ciliary body and 2 posterior to the ciliary body. In the ab interno group, 4 haptics (25.0%) were in the ciliary sulcus, 2 (12.50%) anterior to the sulcus, and 10 (75.0%) posterior to the sulcus, 4 in the ciliary body and 6 posterior to the ciliary body. Conclusions. Ab externo and ab interno scleral fixation techniques presented similar results in haptic placement. Ab externo technique presented higher vertical tilt when compared to the ab interno. PMID:27293878

  14. Ultrasound Biomicroscopy Comparison of Ab Interno and Ab Externo Intraocular Lens Scleral Fixation.

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    Horiguchi, Lie; Garcia, Patricia Novita; Malavazzi, Gustavo Ricci; Allemann, Norma; Gomes, Rachel L R

    2016-01-01

    Purpose. To compare ab interno and ab externo scleral fixation of posterior chamber intraocular lenses (PCIOL) using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM). Methods. Randomized patients underwent ab externo or ab interno scleral fixation of a PCIOL. Ultrasound biomicroscopy was performed 3 to 6 months postoperatively, to determine PCIOL centration, IOL distance to the iris at 12, 3, 6, and 9 hours, and haptics placement in relation to the ciliary sulcus. Results. Fifteen patients were enrolled in the study. The ab externo technique was used in 7 eyes (46.6%) and the ab interno in 8 eyes (53.3%). In the ab externo technique, 14 haptics were located: 4 (28.57%) in the ciliary sulcus; 2 (14.28%) anterior to the sulcus; and 8 (57.14%) posterior to the sulcus, 6 in the ciliary body and 2 posterior to the ciliary body. In the ab interno group, 4 haptics (25.0%) were in the ciliary sulcus, 2 (12.50%) anterior to the sulcus, and 10 (75.0%) posterior to the sulcus, 4 in the ciliary body and 6 posterior to the ciliary body. Conclusions. Ab externo and ab interno scleral fixation techniques presented similar results in haptic placement. Ab externo technique presented higher vertical tilt when compared to the ab interno.

  15. Ultrasound Biomicroscopy Comparison of Ab Interno and Ab Externo Intraocular Lens Scleral Fixation

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    Lie Horiguchi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. To compare ab interno and ab externo scleral fixation of posterior chamber intraocular lenses (PCIOL using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM. Methods. Randomized patients underwent ab externo or ab interno scleral fixation of a PCIOL. Ultrasound biomicroscopy was performed 3 to 6 months postoperatively, to determine PCIOL centration, IOL distance to the iris at 12, 3, 6, and 9 hours, and haptics placement in relation to the ciliary sulcus. Results. Fifteen patients were enrolled in the study. The ab externo technique was used in 7 eyes (46.6% and the ab interno in 8 eyes (53.3%. In the ab externo technique, 14 haptics were located: 4 (28.57% in the ciliary sulcus; 2 (14.28% anterior to the sulcus; and 8 (57.14% posterior to the sulcus, 6 in the ciliary body and 2 posterior to the ciliary body. In the ab interno group, 4 haptics (25.0% were in the ciliary sulcus, 2 (12.50% anterior to the sulcus, and 10 (75.0% posterior to the sulcus, 4 in the ciliary body and 6 posterior to the ciliary body. Conclusions. Ab externo and ab interno scleral fixation techniques presented similar results in haptic placement. Ab externo technique presented higher vertical tilt when compared to the ab interno.

  16. Identifying osteoporotic vertebral fracture

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    Griffith, James F.

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    Osteoporosis per se is not a harmful disease. It is the sequela of osteoporosis and most particularly the occurrence of osteoporotic fracture that makes osteoporosis a serious medical condition. All of the preventative measures, investigations, treatment and research into osteoporosis have one primary goal and that is to prevent the occurrence of osteoporotic fracture. Vertebral fracture is by far and away the most prevalent osteoporotic fracture. The significance and diagnosis of vertebral f...

  17. Adjuvant Ab Interno Tumor Treatment After Proton Beam Irradiation.

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    Seibel, Ira; Riechardt, Aline I; Heufelder, Jens; Cordini, Dino; Joussen, Antonia M

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    This study was performed to show long-term outcomes concerning globe preservation in uveal melanoma patients after proton beam therapy with the main focus on outcomes according to different adjuvant ab interno surgical procedures. Retrospective cohort study. All patients treated with primary proton beam therapy for choroidal or ciliary body melanoma between June 1998 and June 2015 were included. A total of 2499 patients underwent primary proton beam therapy, with local tumor control and globe preservation rates of 95.9% and 94.8% after 5 years, respectively. A total of 110 (4.4%) patients required secondary enucleation. Unresponsive neovascular glaucoma was the leading cause of secondary enucleation in 78 of the 2499 patients (3.1%). The 5-year enucleation-free survival rate was 94.8% in the endoresection group, 94.3% in the endodrainage group, and 93.5% in the comparator group. The log-rank test showed P = .014 (comparator group vs endoresection group) and P = .06 (comparator group vs endodrainage-vitrectomy group). Patients treated with endoresection or endodrainage-vitrectomy developed less radiation retinopathy (30.5% and 37.4% after 5 years, P = .001 and P = .048 [Kaplan-Meier], respectively) and less neovascular glaucoma (11.6% and 21.3% after 5 years, P = .001 and P = .01 [Kaplan-Meier], respectively) compared with the comparator group (52.3% radiation retinopathy and 57.8% neovascular glaucoma after 5 years). This study suggests that in larger tumors the enucleation and neovascular glaucoma rates might be reduced by adjuvant surgical procedures. Although endoresection is the most promising adjuvant treatment option, the endodrainage-vitrectomy is recommended in patients who are ineligible for endoresection. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. derechos humanos y el derecho interno en Argentina

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    Víctor Bazán

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde un plano general de análisis, el autor advierte que los puntos de contacto (en no pocas ocasiones tensionales entre el derecho internacional de los derechos humanos y el derecho interno se multiplican, patentizándose la necesidad de lograr una pacífica articulación de tales fuentes mediante su retroalimentación y complementariedad para procurar la solidificación del sistema general de derechos, lo que es tan sencillo de predicar discursivamente como arduo de concretar en la realidad fáctica. Bajo esa óptica, y ya en particular acerca del escenario jurídico argentino (aunque con varias referencias al derecho comparado, analiza la evolución jurisprudencial y normativa de distintos aspectos que la interacción del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos y el derecho doméstico generan: la ubicación jerárquica de los instrumentos internacionales sobre la materia en el contexto nacional, la cotización jurídica interna que la Corte Suprema de Justicia asigna a los pronunciamientos de la Comisión y la Corte Interamericanas de Derechos Humanos, y la siempre sensible problemática de la ejecución en sede doméstica de las sentencias de dicho tribunal interamericano; temas, todos, que forman parte de los retos más trascendentes a los que se enfrenta cualquier propósito verdadero de consolidación del Estado Constitucional de Derecho sustentado axiológicamente en el respeto cabal de la democracia y los derechos fundamentales.

  19. Vertebral osteomyelitis without disc involvement

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    Kamani, I.; Syed, I.; Saifuddin, A. E-mail: asaifuddin@aol.com; Green, R.; MacSweeney, F

    2004-10-01

    Vertebral osteomyelitis is most commonly due to pyogenic or granulomatous infection and typically results in the combined involvement of the intervertebral disc and adjacent vertebral bodies. Non-infective causes include the related conditions of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) and SAPHO (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis) syndrome. Occasionally, these conditions may present purely within the vertebral body, resulting in various combinations of vertebral marrow oedema and sclerosis, destructive lesions of the vertebral body and pathological vertebral collapse, thus mimicking neoplastic disease. This review illustrates the imaging features of vertebral osteomyelitis without disc involvement, with emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings.

  20. Accidentes ocupacionales y conocimiento sobre precauciones universales en internos universitarios costarricenses

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    Álvaro Rivera-Valdivia

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Justificación y objetivo: los internos universitarios (estudiantes de medicina en su último año son vulnerables a accidentes ocupacionales con agujas y otros objetos cortantes, especialmente debido a su inexperiencia y falta de entrenamiento aunados a su deseo de realizar una serie de nuevas actividades y procedimientos. No existe información en nuestro país con respecto a la frecuencia de este tipo de accidentes en internos universitarios de la carrera de medicina. El objetivo del presente estudio fue estudiar la frecuencia y tipo de accidentes ocupacionales sufridos con mayor frecuencia por internos de medicina y evaluar su conocimiento sobre precauciones universales. Metodología: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal a través de una encuesta directa y anónima. De todos los internos de medicina que trabajaban en el Valle Central de octubre de 2001 a enero de 2002 se seleccionó una muestra aleatoria de 201 internos (poder 95%, error 5%. A la población seleccionada se le aplicó una encuesta precodificada, la cual consistía en 20 preguntas estructuradas, la mayoría cerradas y tres abiertas relacionadas con la ocurrencia de accidentes ocupacionales en los médicos internos, número, tipo, acciones tomadas tras el accidente y conocimientos sobre precauciones universales. Posteriormente se hizo un análisis descriptivo de los resultados obtenidos. Resultados: de todos los participantes, 90% habían trabajado más de 3 meses como médicos internos. Más de la mitad habían realizado al menos 3 meses de rotación en una área médica y 3 meses en una área quirúrgica. La muestra incluyó estudiantes de 5 universidades diferentes. Sólo un 37% de los internos encuestados habían recibido la vacunación contra virus de la hepatitis B. Del total de internos, 64% admitió haber sufrido al menos un accidente ocupacional con sangre de algún paciente, un 20% admitió haber sufrido 3 o 4 accidentes. De los internos que

  1. ALCANCES Y LIMITACIONES DEL SISTEMA PENITENCIARIO EN AGUASCALIENTES EN LA RESILIENCIA DE LOS INTERNOS

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    Alejandra Isabel Sánchez Díaz de León

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo intenta presentar algunas reflexiones acerca de los alcances y limitaciones que enfrenta el sistema penitenciario en el estado de Aguascalientes al intervenir en un proceso de resiliencia dirigido a los internos de un centro de reinserción social para varones. El trabajo en conjunto que realiza el área técnica, conformada por las áreas de psicología, trabajo social y criminología, ayuda en la evaluación, prevención y tratamiento de los internos por medio de talleres grupales o terapias individuales, promoviendo sus habilidades y capacidades para la re - educación, reflexión y adecuada reinserción dentro de la sociedad. Dicho trabajo ha permitido la adecuada resiliencia de los internos.

  2. Un sistema de inteligencia interno para la organización inteligente

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    2010-01-01

    Este artículo resume la investigación que se realizó en el marco del Trabajo de Graduación titulado "La Organización Inteligente: diseño de una propuesta para un Sistema de Inteligencia Interno"en Administración de Empresas con énfasis en Gestión Organizacional de la Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED). La propuesta presenta un marco metodológico para el desarrollo de un Sistema de Inteligencia Interno de aplicación práctica, para orientarse a una estructura de Organización Inteligente....

  3. Proposta do uso de pool de sangue total como controle interno de qualidade em hematologia

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    Schons,Carina Daniele; Tavares,Rejane Giacomelli

    2010-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: A confiabilidade dos resultados do laboratório é garantida pela realização do controle de qualidade, que tem como funções básicas análise, pesquisa e prevenção da ocorrência de erros laboratoriais por meio de programas que abrangem tanto o controle interno quanto o externo. OBJETIVO: Propor a padronização de utilização de pool de sangue total como controle interno de qualidade no setor de hematologia. MÉTODO: Foram selecionadas amostras de sangue total, colhidas com ácido etilenod...

  4. Vertebral Fracture Prediction

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    2008-01-01

    Vertebral Fracture Prediction A method of processing data derived from an image of at least part of a spine is provided for estimating the risk of a future fracture in vertebraeof the spine. Position data relating to at least four neighbouring vertebrae of the spine is processed. The curvature...

  5. Autoevaluación del Sistema de Control Interno Autoevaluación del Sistema de Control Interno

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    Rubí Consuelo Mejía Quijano

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available La autoevaluación del control es un elemento del Sistema de Control Interno que permiteel diagnóstico y el fortalecimiento organizacional. Se desarrolla en toda la entidad y supone el apoyo de la alta dirección, apoyo representado en recursos físicos y la orientación que lebrinde durante su aplicación.Dicho elemento genera mayor responsabilidad en los empleados, al involucrarlos en el análisisde fortalezas y debilidades del sistema de control, al comprometerlos con la recolección de la información que soporta el juicio sobre el estado del sistema y al permitirles proponer planesde mejoramiento que contribuyan al logro del objetivo del sistema de control, y por ende alde la organización.Las dificultades en su aplicación pueden provenir de aspectos relacionados con la culturaorganizacional: si el personal no está dispuesto a colaborar con los grupos de apoyo en elsuministro de la información, si existe apatía con el proceso y si no se cuenta con personas capacitadas para realizarlo.El proceso se efectúa en tres etapas; la primera consiste en la planeación, en la que el Comité de Autoevaluación compromete la gerencia y se asignan actividades y responsabilidades; sedefine el cronograma de trabajo, los recursos necesarios y se capacita a los grupos de apoyo;la segunda se refiere a la ejecución, consistente en el levantamiento de la información que soporta el análisis de cada uno de los elementos del sistema de control y permite emitir juicios objetivos sobre su desempeño; finalmente, la tercera, elaboración del informe, da cuenta delos resultados de la autoevaluación del sistema de control, de su desarrollo y sus dificultades, y establece las propuestas de mejora.Control Self-Assessment is an element of the Internal Control System which allows the organizational diagnose and strengthening. It is run throughout the entity and supposes the support from the high managerial circle. This support is in the form of physical

  6. Predicting vertebral bone strength by vertebral static histomorphometry

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    Thomsen, Jesper Skovhus; Ebbesen, Ebbe Nils; Mosekilde, Lis

    2002-01-01

    The study investigates the relationship between static histomorphometry and bone strength of human lumbar vertebral bone. The ability of vertebral histomorphometry to predict vertebral bone strength was compared with that of vertebral densitometry, and also with histomorphometry and bone strength...... of the entire vertebral bodies (L-2) were used for histomorphometry. The other iliac crest biopsies and the L-3 were destructively tested by compression. High correlation was found between BV/TV or Tb.Sp and vertebral bone strength (absolute value of r = 0.86 in both cases). Addition of Tb.Th significantly...... of improving the prediction of bone strength of the vertebral body. The correlations between BV/TV of L-2 and bone strength of L-3 were comparable with the correlation obtained by quantitative computed tomography (QCT), peripheral QCT (pQCT), and dual-energy X-ray absorptrometry (DEXA) of L-3 and bone strength...

  7. Hacer que los desplazados internos se comprometan en Sri Lanka: el enfoque budista

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    Barry-Murphy, Emily; Stephenson, Max

    2014-01-01

    Una ONG budista de Sri Lanka nos ofrece un ejemplo de cómo las sociedades civiles endógenas confesionales pueden ayudar a movilizar a los desplazados internos a la hora de crear y definir estrategias para su propia protección.

  8. O papel do controle interno na administração pública

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    Pedro Gabril Kenne da Silva

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho estuda-se o controle enquanto função da Ciência da Administração e sua utilização como principal objeto da Auditoria Interna, centrando atenção à evolução dos controles internos na Administração Pública. Abordam-se a forma de organização, papel e importância do controle interno, assim como as dificuldades para o estabelecimento de controles eficazes no setor público, em função de suas peculiaridades. Ao final, tomando-se por base o sistema de controle interno do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, propõem-se medidas para que se estabeleça, de fato, uma integração entre o órgão central do sistema de controle interno e as unidades ou funções de controle da Administração Pública.

  9. Progresos en la protección jurídica de los desplazados internos

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    Droege, Cordula

    2008-01-01

    Hace diez años, el Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR) colaboró en la redacción de los Principios Rectores. ¿Cómo han contribuido a mejorar la protección de los desplazados internos? ¿Qué lagunas quedan?.

  10. Mercadeo interno para optimizar la calidad de servicio en la banca universal

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    Ronald Prieto

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La adopción del mercadeo interno, propicia ventajas competitivas, sostenibles para la empresa y servicios de calidad a sus clientes. Por ello, el objetivo del presente artículo fue analizar el mercadeo interno como factor clave para la optimización de la calidad de servicio ofrecida por la Banca Universal en Maracaibo-Venezuela. El estudio está soportado en un paradigma cuantitativo, desde un enfoque positivista; de tipo descriptivo, desarrollado bajo un diseño no experimental, de campo, transversal. La población está constituida por los cinco principales bancos a nivel nacional. Se aplicó un muestreo no probabilístico por conveniencia, teniendo como fuentes un total de 140 individuos. La información se recopilo a través de dos cuestionarios estructurados, uno para la variable mercadeo interno conformado por 46 ítems, otro para la variable calidad de servicio constituido por 18 items. Ambos instrumentos estuvieron formalizados y estandarizados, obteniendo una con¿abilidad de r=0,94 y 0.89 respectivamente. Los resultados detectaron de¿ciencias en las necesidades del personal; irregularidades en la comunicación entre gerentes y supervisores con el personal operativo, fallas en los aspectos motivacionales y en la formación del trabajador, generando descontento, tanto en los clientes internos como externos. Concluyendo que deben generarse relaciones de con¿anza entre el personal, brindar participación a los trabajadores en la toma de decisiones, potencializando las acciones de mercadeo interno en las instituciones bancarias, lo que se traduce en la optimización del servicio a sus usuarios.

  11. Combined clear corneal phacoemulsification and ab interno trabeculectomy: three-year case series.

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    Ferrari, Ettore; Bandello, Francesco; Roman-Pognuz, Derri; Menchini, Francesca

    2005-09-01

    To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a novel surgical approach, ab interno trabeculectomy, in a combined procedure (clear corneal phacoemulsification + ab interno trabeculectomy) for the management of concurrent cataract and glaucoma with prognostic factors for filtration failure. Department of Ophthalmology, Palmanova Hospital, Udine, Italy. A prospective noncomparative case series of 11 eyes of 11 consecutive cataract patients with medically uncontrolled primary open-angle glaucoma or pseudoexfoliation glaucoma was performed. Each patient had phacoemulsification + intraocular lens implantation + ab interno trabeculectomy, which consisted of a gonioscopically controlled ab interno removal of a quadrant (3 clock hours) of the trabecular meshwork. The main outcome measures were intraocular pressure (IOP), the number of antiglaucomatous medications used, and complications. Ten patients completed a 3-year follow-up. One patient had further surgery because of poor IOP control; in this case, the last valid observation was carried forward for IOP calculation. Mean preoperative IOP and IOPs measured 1, 3, 6, 12, 24, and 36 months after surgery were 25.0, 15.8, 15.4, 15.4, 15.2, 15.0, and 15.3 (-38.56%) mm Hg respectively. The number of medications averaged 2.4 before surgery and dropped to 0.8 at the end of follow-up. No major complications occurred during the follow-up period. The new surgical procedure combining phacoemulsification with ab interno trabeculectomy can induce a clinically relevant decrease in IOP in eyes with cataract and glaucoma with poor prognosis for filtering surgery. However, a randomized controlled clinical trial with a more extended follow-up and a larger series of patients is needed to ascertain the actual effectiveness and safety of this procedure.

  12. Building the Vertebrate Spine

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    Pourquié, Olivier

    2008-03-01

    The vertebrate body can be subdivided along the antero-posterior (AP) axis into repeated structures called segments. This periodic pattern is established during embryogenesis by the somitogenesis process. Somites are generated in a rhythmic fashion from the paraxial mesoderm and subsequently differentiate to give rise to the vertebrae and skeletal muscles of the body. Somite formation involves an oscillator-the segmentation clock-whose periodic signal is converted into the periodic array of somite boundaries. This clock drives the dynamic expression of cyclic genes in the presomitic mesoderm and requires Notch and Wnt signaling. Microarray studies of the mouse presomitic mesoderm transcriptome reveal that the segmentation clock drives the periodic expression of a large network of cyclic genes involved in cell signaling. Mutually exclusive activation of the Notch/FGF and Wnt pathways during each cycle suggests that coordinated regulation of these three pathways underlies the clock oscillator. In humans, mutations in the genes associated to the function of this oscillator such as Dll3 or Lunatic Fringe result in abnormal segmentation of the vertebral column such as those seen in congenital scoliosis. Whereas the segmentation clock is thought to set the pace of vertebrate segmentation, the translation of this pulsation into the reiterated arrangement of segment boundaries along the AP axis involves dynamic gradients of FGF and Wnt signaling. The FGF signaling gradient is established based on an unusual mechanism involving mRNA decay which provides an efficient means to couple the spatio-temporal activation of segmentation to the posterior elongation of the embryo. Another striking aspect of somite production is the strict bilateral symmetry of the process. Retinoic acid was shown to control aspects of this coordination by buffering destabilizing effects from the embryonic left-right machinery. Defects in this embryonic program controlling vertebral symmetry might lead

  13. CÓMO PRESERVAR LA OBJETIVIDAD DEL AUDITOR INTERNO

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    José Ángel Pérez López

    2004-11-01

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    La aparición en los últimos años de diversos escándalos financieros ha incrementado la preocupación por fomentar una mayor transparencia en el mundo empresarial. En este sentido, un adecuado control del funcionamiento de las empresas desde un punto de vista interno contribuirá a obtener una mayor transparencia en las mismas y a reducir los posibles fraudes, tomando cada vez mayor relevancia la implantación y desarrollo de una función de auditoría interna Independiente. El objetivo de este trabajo se centra en estudiar la Independencia de la auditoría interna desde un punto de vista conceptual y normativo

  14. Funciones de costos internos y externos en un modelo estratégico de transporte de carga

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    Luis Gabriel Márquez Díaz

    2010-01-01

    Se revisan las funciones de costos internos y externos,con fines de modelación estratégica del transportede carga. Se estudian el costo interno del tiempo, elcosto interno de operación y cinco componentes delcosto externo: costo externo de la congestión, costoexterno de los accidentes, costos de la polución delaire, costo del cambio climático y costo externo dela infraestructura; a partir de estos se deriva la funciónde costo marginal total. Se encuentra que es posibleestimar de forma empíric...

  15. El control interno: herramienta indispensable para el fortalecimiento de las capacidades de la gerencia pública de hoy.

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    Salazar Catalán, Lesly Karin

    2014-01-01

    Desde el año 2006 el Estado Peruano ha establecido la obligación de que toda entidad pública cuente con un Sistema de Control Interno, con el fin de que proporcionar seguridad razonable a que los procesos, actividades y tareas que realicen, estén orientados al cumplimiento de los objetivos de la entidad. Para fortalecer dicho mandato, la Contraloría General emitió normas de Control Interno y guías para la implantación del Sistema de Control Interno, estableciendo plazos que pasaron de efectiv...

  16. SECONDARY VERTEBRAL MALIGNOMA - RADIOLOGICAL ASPECTS

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    Rade R. Babic

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Vertebral bones are among the bones of osteoarticular system which are most often affected by secondary malignoma.In the paper we present radiodiagnostical aspects of secondary malignoma in vertebral bones by conventional radiograms, and we illustrate and describe radiodiagnostic characteristics of the osteoplastic, osteolytic and osteolytic-osteoplastic metastasis.Author conclude that the diagnosis of metastasis in vertebral bones is always important for TNM classification, and that their character often points to the primary locus of malignoma.

  17. Radiotherapy of vertebral hemangiomas

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    Sakata, Kohichi; Hareyama, Masato; Oouchi, Atushi; Sido, Mitsuo; Nagakura, Hisayasu; Tamakawa, Mituharu; Akiba, Hidenari; Morita, Kazuo [Dept. of Radiology, Sapporo Medical Univ., School of Medicine (Japan)

    1997-12-31

    Between 1975 and 1996, 14 patients (11 females, 3 males) with vertebral hemangioma received treatment with radiotherapy. Thirteen patients had a history of back pain or lumbago and 2 patients had neurological symptoms such as sensory impairment or paraplegia. The standard dose administered was 36 Gy in 18 fractions (five treatments per week). In the 13 patients with pain, this was completely or partially relieved. The condition of a man with hypesthesia of the legs deteriorated and a woman with paraplegia who was treated with decompressive laminectomy followed by radiotherapy recovered completely after irradiation. CT scan before irradiation showed thickened trabeculae as small punctate areas of sclerosis in all patients. At MR imaging before irradiation, T2-weighted MR images showed areas of high intensity in all patients and MR images demonstrated lesion enhancement. However, none of the patients who were treated successfully with radiation demonstrated any changes of the affected vertebra in the conventional radiographic films, CT scan or MR imaging, even 5 years after irradiation. Radiological imaging is indispensable for the diagnosis of vertebral hemangiomas but does not appear to be useful for evaluating the effects of radiotherapy. (orig.).

  18. La fiscalidad y el mercado interno colonial en la historiografía americanista

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    Gálvez Ruiz, María Ángeles

    1998-12-01

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    Un repaso historiográfico de las diversas interpretaciones sobre la crisis del siglo XVII ha servido como punto de reflexión para analizar la economía mexicana durante los siglos XVII y XVIII, y para entender de una manera global la economía colonial, cuya transformación y reajuste fue indudable a partir del siglo XVII. Los mercados internos toman el relevo al comercio exterior como base de crecimiento general, lo cual nos ha permitido un nuevo punto de partida para presentar algunas de las líneas maestras en el campo de la investigación en torno al tema del mercado interno colonial y lo que han aportado los estudios de carácter fiscal sobre el análisis de los mercados regionales en la América colonial.

  19. FACTORES CONTEXTUALES IMPLICADOS EN LA ELECCIÓN DEL SISTEMA DE INFORMACIÓN INTERNO

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    ANA C. URQUIDI MARTIN

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo es identificar los factores contextuales que potencialmente influyen o están implicados en la elección y eficiencia del sistema de información interno. La investigación planteada obedece a un estudio explicativo. Se centra en un solo sector económico, debido a que permite acotar los efectos derivados de las condiciones de mercado, del ciclo económico y de la tec - nología de producción. El sector elegido ha sido el hotelero. Se concluye que el rendimiento de una organización depende del acoplamiento entre la estrategia, la estructura y el sistema de información interno implantado en la organización.

  20. Relación entre marketing interno y compromiso organizacional en Centros de Desarrollo Tecnológico colombianos

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    Diana L. Araque Jaimes

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación identifica la relación que existe entre el marketing interno y el compromiso organizacional en dos Centros de Desarrollo Tecnológico colombianos. El método de investigación utilizado es cuantitativo correlacional no experimental, el cual se aplica sobre una muestra constituida por 100 empleados de dos corporaciones ubicadas en el municipio de Piedecuesta (Colombia, a quienes se les aplica el Cuestionario de Marketing Interno de Bohnenberger y la traducción de la Escala de Compromiso Organizacional. Los resultados demuestran la existencia de una relación positiva moderada y significativa entre el marketing interno y el compromiso organizacional; igualmente se determina que el componente afectivo del compromiso organizacional es el que mayor respuesta tiene a las prácticas de marketing interno.

  1. NCG56/30: Reglamento de R??gimen Interno del Departamento de Econom??a Financiera y Contabilidad

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    2012-01-01

    Reglamento de R??gimen Interno del Departamento de Econom??a Financiera y Contabilidad. Aprobado en sesi??n extraordinaria del Consejo de Gobierno de la Universidad de Granada celebrada el 20 de febrero de 2012.

  2. A novel method of combined phacoemulsification and vacuum trabeculoplasty ab interno

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    V. N. Trubilin

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Aim. To improve the efficacy of cataract and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG surgery using a novel combined surgical technique.Materials and methods. 219 patients were included in the study. According to the design, all subjects weredivided into study group (n = 58 and two control groups (n = 78 and n = 83. Combined phaco and vacuum trabeculoplasty (VTP ab interno was performed in 58 study group patients. Pre-op and post-op, all patents had a complete eye examination including vision and hydrodynamics testing as well as anterior chamber depth (ACD and angle assessmentusing optical coherent tomography.Results. In study group, stable IOP decrease was observed for 2‑yrs follow-up. Phacoemulsification in cataract and POAG patients has an impact on anterior segment anatomy and topography owing to significant increase of ACD by 1.2 mm and anterior chamber angle by 3.3°. VTP ab interno provides additional ACD increase by 1.8 mm and anterior chamber angle by 15.9°. Complication rate was 8.5 % in study group (i.e., following combined phaco and VTP ab interno and 5.1 % and 8.4 % in control groups. Hospitalization days in all groups had no significant differences.Conclusion. A novel method of combined VTP ab interno and cataract phacoemulsification provides significant IOP decrease (by 74 % at 2‑yrs follow-up. Following VTP and phaco, fewer or even no hypotensive eye drops were required. This technique is less traumatic than traditional cataract and glaucoma surgery. Indication for combined VTP and phaco is (im mature cataract with medically (sub compensated POAG.

  3. Ab interno laser sclerostomy in aphakic patients with glaucoma and chronic inflammation.

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    Wilson, R P; Javitt, J C

    1990-08-15

    Five patients with aphakia, glaucoma, and chronic inflammation were treated with ab interno sclerostomy by using the continuous wave Nd:YAG laser focused through a sapphire probe. After a follow-up period of 24 to 28 months, three of five patients had good intraocular pressure control. The sclerostomy failed in one patient when it was occluded by vitreous. The second failure was attributed to closure of the sclerostomy because of chronic intraocular inflammation.

  4. Ab-interno scleral suture loop fixation with cow-hitch knot in posterior chamber intraocular lens decentration

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    Ertugrul Can; Nurullah Koçak; Özlem Eski Yücel; Adem Gül; Hilal Eser Öztürk; Osman Sayin

    2016-01-01

    Aim of Study: To describe a simplified ab-interno cow-hitch suture fixation technique for repositioning decentered posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC IOL). Materials and Methods: Two cases are presented with the surgical correction of decentered and subluxated IOL. Ab-interno scleral suture fixation technique with hitch-cow knot in the eye was performed with a ciliary sulcus guide instrument and 1 year follow-up was completed. Results: Both of the patients had well centered lenses postope...

  5. Spermatogenesis in nonmammalian vertebrates.

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    Pudney, J

    1995-12-15

    Spermatogenesis appears to be a fairly conserved process throughout the vertebrate series. Thus, spermatogonia develop into spermatocytes that undergo meiosis to produce spermatids which enter spermiogenesis where they undergo a morphological transformation into spermatozoa. There is, however, variation amongst the vertebrates in how germ cell development and maturation is accomplished. This difference can be broadly divided into two distinct patterns, one present in anamniotes (fish, amphibia) and the other in amniotes (reptiles, birds, mammals). For anamniotes, spermatogenesis occurs in spermatocysts (cysts) which for most species develop within seminiferous lobules. Cysts are produced when a Sertoli cell becomes associated with a primary spermatogonium. Mitotic divisions of the primary spermatogonium produce a cohort of secondary spermatogonia that are enclosed by the Sertoli cell which forms the wall of the cyst. With spermatogenic progression a clone of isogeneic spermatozoa is produced which are released, by rupture of the cyst, into the lumen of the seminiferous lobule. Following spermiation, the Sertoli cell degenerates. For anamniotes, therefore, there is no permanent germinal epithelium since spermatocysts have to be replaced during successive breeding seasons. By contrast, spermatogenesis in amniotes does not occur in cysts but in seminiferous tubules that possess a permanent population of Sertoli cells and spermatogonia which act as a germ cell reservoir for succeeding bouts of spermatogenic activity. There is, in general, a greater variation in the organization of the testis and pattern of spermatogenesis in the anamniotes compared to amniotes. This is primarily due to the fact there is more reproductive diversity in anamniotes ranging from a relatively unspecialized condition where gametes are simply released into the aqueous environment to highly specialized strategies involving internal fertilization. These differences are obviously reflected in the

  6. Diode laser surgery. Ab interno and ab externo versus conventional surgery in rabbits.

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    Karp, C L; Higginbotham, E J; Edward, D P; Musch, D C

    1993-10-01

    Fibroblastic proliferation of subconjunctival tissues remains a primary mechanism of failure in filtration surgery. Minimizing the surgical manipulation of episcleral tissues may reduce scarring. Laser sclerostomy surgery involves minimal tissue dissection, and is gaining attention as a method of potentially improving filter duration in high-risk cases. Twenty-five New Zealand rabbits underwent filtration surgery in one eye, and the fellow eye remained as the unoperated control. Ten rabbits underwent ab externo diode laser sclerostomy surgery, ten underwent ab interno diode sclerostomy surgery, and five had posterior sclerostomy procedures. Filtration failure was defined as a less-than-4-mmHg intraocular pressure (IOP) difference between the operative and control eyes. The mean time to failure for the ab externo, ab interno, and conventional posterior sclerostomy techniques measured 17.4 +/- 11.5, 13.1 +/- 6.7, and 6.0 +/- 3.1 days, respectively. In a comparison of the laser-treated groups with the conventional procedure, the time to failure was significantly longer (P = 0.02) for the ab externo filter. The mean ab interno sclerostomy duration was longer than the posterior lip procedure, but this difference was not statistically significant (P = 0.15). The overall level of IOP reduction was similar in the three groups. These data suggest that diode laser sclerostomy is a feasible technique in rabbits, and the ab externo approach resulted in longer filter duration than the conventional posterior lip procedure in this model.

  7. Inteligencia emocional percibida y desgaste laboral en médicos internos de pregrado

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    R. Ortiz-Acosta

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analizar la relación entre los niveles de inteligencia emocional percibida y desgaste laboral en médicos internos de pregrado. Sujetos y métodos: Para ello se utilizó la Trait Meta-Mood Scale, que evalúa la inteligencia emocional percibida, y el inventario de burnout de Maslach, en 44 médicos internos de pregrado de tres hospitales de los Servicios de Salud de Sonora. Resultados: El factor de atención emocional se relaciona negativamente con agotamiento. Claridad correlaciona de manera positiva con reparación emocional y realización personal, y de forma negativa con agotamiento y despersonalización. Reparación de las emociones correlaciona de forma negativa con agotamiento y despersonalización, y de manera positiva con realización personal. Los análisis de regresión revelaron que el desgaste laboral del médico de pregrado se explicaba por una baja atención emocional y falta de claridad en sus emociones. Conclusión: Estos hallazgos evidencian que ciertos factores emocionales deben tenerse en cuenta para explicar el desgaste laboral en el médico interno de pregrado.

  8. Vertebral contour in spondylolisthesis

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    Lee, J. S.; Rho, J. C.; Park, J. H.; Choi, H. Y.; Kim, B. K. [Wallace memorial Baptist Hospital, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    1981-09-15

    The defect in the pars interarticularis of spondylolisthesis may be dependent on contributing factors related to trauma and stress to which the neural arch is subjected, superimposed on a hereditary diasthesis. Posterior wedging of 5th lumber vertebral body in lumbosacral spondylolisthesis together with the degree of slip have been measured. The average wedging in spondylolisthesis is significantly greater than patient without this condition, and forms a characteristic radiological sign. The degree of wedging and slip show a statistically valid correlation. The diagnosis of spondylolisthesis is becoming more prevalent as the complexity of our society result in the increasing use of roentgenography of the lumbar spine. Isolated lateral deviation and rotation of spinous process seen in anteroposterior radiographs of the lumbar spine seems to be associated with pathology in the pars interarticularis.

  9. Chemical ecology of vertebrate carrion

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    Vertebrate carrion is a nutrient-rich, ephemeral resource that is utilized by many different organisms ranging from vertebrate and invertebrate scavengers to microbes. The organisms that consume carrion play an important ecological role, as decomposition is vital to ecosystem function. Without the...

  10. Opportunistic Identification of Vertebral Fractures.

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    Adams, Judith E

    2016-01-01

    Vertebral fractures are powerful predictors of future fracture, so, their identification is important to ensure that patients are commenced on appropriate bone protective or bone-enhancing therapy. Risk factors (e.g., low bone mineral density and increasing age) and symptoms (back pain, loss of height) may herald the presence of vertebral fractures, which are usually confirmed by performing spinal radiographs or, increasingly, using vertebral fracture assessment with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scanners. However, a large number (30% or more) of vertebral fractures are asymptomatic and do not come to clinical attention. There is, therefore, scope for opportunistic (fortuitous) identification of vertebral fractures from various imaging modalities (radiographs, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and radionuclide scans) performed for other clinical indications and which include the spine in the field of view, with midline sagittal reformatted images from computed tomography having the greatest potential for such opportunistic detection. Numerous studies confirm this potential for identification but consistently find underreporting of vertebral fractures. So, a valuable opportunity to improve the management of patients at increased risk of future fracture is being squandered. Educational training programs for all clinicians and constant reiteration, stressing the importance of the accurate and clear reporting of vertebral fractures ("you only see what you look for"), can improve the situation, and automated computer-aided diagnostic tools also show promise to solve the problem of this underreporting of vertebral fractures. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  11. Emprego de fixador externo circular no tratamento de complicações de fraturas do rádio e ulna em cães de raças pequenas Use of circular external fixator in the treatment of fracture complications of radius and ulna in small breed dogs

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    Sheila Canevese Rahal

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o método de Ilizarov no tratamento de complicações de fraturas do rádio e ulna em cães de raças pequenas. Um fixador de Ilizarov miniatura composto por anéis de alumínio e hastes de aço foi usado em três cães da raça poodle miniatura (casos 1, 2 e 3 e em um pinscher (caso 4. Os cães 1 e 4 apresentavam consolidação atrasada das porções médio-distal e distal, respectivamente, devido a prévio tratamento com tala externa. Foi aplicada uma montagem constituída por dois anéis proximais e um distal. Ambas as fraturas consolidaram, sendo que a do poodle apresentou leve desvio cranial das extremidades fraturadas. Os outros dois casos (2 e 3 consistiam de fraturas previamente tratadas por procedimento cirúrgico. O caso 2 apresentava rotação lateral do membro torácico e não-união do aspecto distal da diáfise radial com presença de pino intramedular e dois fios de cerclagem. O pino intramedular e um dos fios de cerclagem foram removidos e realizou-se a derrotação do foco da fratura. O aparelho foi montado como nos casos 1 e 4. A consolidação da fratura foi obtida com moderado desvio caudal do eixo ósseo. No caso 3, havia reabsorção óssea na diáfise do rádio e ulna devido ao emprego inadequado de fixador externo resina-pino. Empregou-se o transporte ósseo com o fixador de Ilizarov para induzir a regeneração óssea. Entretanto, este foi interrompido por falta de resposta. Manteve-se o fixador e o defeito ósseo foi tratado com enxerto esponjoso autólogo e biomateriais. A ulna ocupou parte do defeito segmentar do rádio. Foi possível concluir que o método de Ilizarov pode ser usado no tratamento de consolidação atrasada e não-união, mas o fixador externo circular é de difícil aplicação em cães de raças pequenas.The aim of this study was to evaluate the Ilizarov’s method for treating complications of radius and ulna fractures in small breed dogs. A miniature Ilizarov

  12. Comparative anatomy: all vertebrates do have vertebrae.

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    Janvier, Philippe

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    In contrast to lampreys and jawed vertebrates, hagfishes were thought to lack vertebrae. Now, long overlooked vertebral rudiments have been analysed in hagfish, suggesting that vertebrae existed in the last common ancestor of all vertebrates.

  13. Behavioral fever in ectothermic vertebrates.

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    Rakus, Krzysztof; Ronsmans, Maygane; Vanderplasschen, Alain

    2017-01-01

    Fever is an evolutionary conserved defense mechanism which is present in both endothermic and ectothermic vertebrates. Ectotherms in response to infection can increase their body temperature by moving to warmer places. This process is known as behavioral fever. In this review, we summarize the current knowledge on the mechanisms of induction of fever in mammals. We further discuss the evolutionary conserved mechanisms existing between fever of mammals and behavioral fever of ectothermic vertebrates. Finally, the experimental evidences supporting an adaptive value of behavioral fever expressed by ectothermic vertebrates are summarized. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Uso do fixador esquelético externo Tipo II para osteossíntese de tibiotarso em galinhas da raça Plymouth Rock Branca: modelo experimental para uso em aves selvagens Use of Type II external skeletal fixator for tibiotarsus osteosynthesis in White Plymouth Rock chickens: an experimental model for using in wild birds

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    Juliano B. De Conti

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliada a eficiência do fixador esquelético externo Tipo II para o tratamento de fratura de tibiotarso em oito galinhas adultas da raça Plymouth Rock Branca. As aves foram pré-medicadas com sulfato de morfina e anestesiadas com halotano. Em seguida, foi realizada osteotomia na diáfise do tibiotarso esquerdo, por meio de serra oscilatória. Quatro pinos de Kirschner foram inseridos através das corticais ósseas, dois proximalmente e dois distalmente ao foco da fratura. Após a redução desta, as extremidades dos dois pinos proximais e distais foram torcidas em direção distal ou proximal, respectivamente, sendo os pinos conectados externamente por meio de duas barras de acrílico autopolimerizável, nas faces lateral e medial externa do membro. O retorno da plena capacidade de utilização do membro foi observado em 20,00±7,09 dias, e a cicatrização óssea, avaliada por exame radiográfico, ocorreu em 35,12±8,72 dias. Os resultados do experimento demonstraram que redução aberta e aplicação de fixador esquelético externo Tipo II é método efetivo para o tratamento de fraturas de tibiotarso em galinhas da raça Plymouth Rock Branca.The efficiency of the Type II external skeletal fixator for the treatment of tibiotarsus fracture in eight adult White Plymouth Rock chickens was evaluated. The individuals were pre-medicated with morphine sulfate and anesthetized with halothane, and submitted to a diaphysary osteotomy in the left tibiotarsus, performed with an oscillatory saw. Four Kirschner wires were inserted through the bone cortices, being two proximally and two distally to the fracture. After the fracture reduction the ends of both proximal and distal wires were twisted in distal or proximal direction, respectively, being the wires connected by two bars of autopolymerizing acrylic resin, in the external lateral and medial faces of the limb. The return to full capability to use the member was observed in 20.00±7.09 days, and

  15. Goniometria da articulação tíbio-tarsal após imobilização temporária com fixador esquelético externo em cães Tarsocrural joint goniometry after temporary immobilization with external skeletal fixation in dogs

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    Marcelo Meller Alievi

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    Full Text Available Neste experimento, foram utilizados 10 cães clinicamente sadios, submetidos à imobilização temporária das articulações tíbio-tarsal, intertarsal e tarso-metatarsiana direita com fixador esquelético externo, tendo por objetivo avaliar através da mensuração da flexão, da extensão e da amplitude articular os danos provocados por esta imobilização. O aparelho de fixação esquelética externa manteve a articulação em um ângulo aproximado de 135º e permaneceu por 45 dias. Os animais apresentaram desconforto à manipulação articular para a realização do exame goniométrico no dia da retirada do aparelho, demonstrando dor na flexão e na extensão passiva do membro imobilizado, sendo que tal dificuldade desapareceu após três dias. Foi observado que a imobilização articular temporária obtida pela fixação esquelética externa promove perda estatisticamente significativa nos graus de flexão, de extensão e de amplitude articular tíbio-tarsal imediatamente após a remoção do fixador externo. Porém, após sete dias desta remoção para extensão e quinze dias para flexão e amplitude articular, esta perda não é mais verificada.In this study, 10 clinically healthy adult mongrel dogs were submitted to the temporary immobilization of the hock with external skeletal fixation. The aim of this procedure was to evaluate, using a manual goniometer, the flexion, the extension and the range of motion of the tarsocrural joint after immobilization in a functional angle of 135º for 45 days. The animals presented discomfort in relation to the articular manipulation for the goniometric exam on the day of the removal of the apparatus, demonstrating pain in the passive flexion and extension of the limb, and such difficulty disappeared after three days. It was observed that the temporary immobilization of the articulation obtained by the external skeletal fixation promotes statistically significant loss in the degree of flexion

  16. CÓMO PRESERVAR LA OBJETIVIDAD DEL AUDITOR INTERNO [doi: 10.5329/RECADM.20040302003

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    José Ángel Pérez López

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 RESUMEN La aparición en los últimos años de diversos escándalos financieros ha incrementado la preocupación por fomentar una mayor transparencia en el mundo empresarial. En este sentido, un adecuado control del funcionamiento de las empresas desde un punto de vista interno contribuirá a obtener una mayor transparencia en las mismas y a reducir los posibles fraudes, tomando cada vez mayor relevancia la implantación y desarrollo de una función de auditoría interna Independiente. El objetivo de este trabajo se centra en estudiar la Independencia de la auditoría interna desde un punto de vista conceptual y normativo, profundizando nuestro análisis en el marco para el control de las amenazas a la objetividad del auditor interno publicado desde el Institute of Internal Auditors. Palabras clave: auditor interno, independência, objetividade, marco     ABSTRACT The appearance of diverse financial scandals has increased the preoccupation for fomenting a greater transparency on the accounting systems in the business world in the last years. In this sense, a suitable operation control of the companies from an internal point of view will contribute to obtain it, reducing to the possible frauds at the same time, taking every time greater relevance the implantation and development from an Independent Internal Audit function. The objective of this paper is to study internal audit independence from a conceptual and normative point of view, deepening our analysis within the framework for the control of the threats to the objectivity of the internal auditor, published from the Institute of Internal Auditors. Keywords: Internal Auditing; Independence; Objectivity; Framework

  17. Marketing interno: Gestión de la comunicación interna en las organizaciones

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    Botica Ruiz, María

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    Trabajo Fin de Grado leído en la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos en el curso académico 2013/2014. Director/a: Susana Romero Sanz El presente trabajo recoge un análisis teórico del concepto de comunicación interna en las organizaciones abarcando elementos como: el departamento y el dircom, mercado interno, objetivos, tipos o herramientas entre otros, además del análisis, como parte práctica, de la comunicación interna de ING DIRECT. A modo de conclusión se establece una comparativa ...

  18. Twenty-four-hour intraocular pressure patterns in a symptomatic patient after ab interno trabeculotomy surgery

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    Mansouri K

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    Full Text Available Kaweh Mansouri,1 Felipe A Medeiros,2 Robert N Weinreb2 1Glaucoma Sector, Department of Ophthalmology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland; 2Hamilton Glaucoma Center and Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA Abstract: We report the results of repeated ambulatory continuous 24-hour intraocular pressure (IOP monitoring with a contact lens sensor (CLS in a glaucoma patient with ocular pain after ab interno trabeculotomy (Trabectome™ surgery. Our findings show that a combined prostaglandin–pilocarpine treatment reduced nighttime IOP peaks and relieved the patient’s symptoms. Keywords: 24-hour, Trabectome contact lens sensor, prostaglandin–pilocarpine treatment

  19. Corte Interamericana de DDHH. Sentencias: obligatoriedad de sus criterios jurisprudenciales en el Derecho Interno Argentino

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    Barreix, María de Lourdes

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo analiza la obligatoriedad y el impacto de las sentencias de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en el derecho interno Argentino y la responsabilidad internacional en la que incurre el Estado condenado por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos. El documento se centra en el estudio de: la posibilidad de acceder a este órgano supranacional, los mecanismos de reparación a las víctimas y sus familiares, la forma y cuantía de la indemnización, las obligaciones de h...

  20. Propuestas para la prevención de lesiones de menisco interno en fútbol

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    Calero, J. C.; Espada, M.; Gallardo, Jana María; Santacruz, J. A.; Clemente, A. L.

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    Las lesiones de rodilla son unas de las más frecuentes en el mundo del fútbol. Dentro de estas lesiones se encuentran las de menisco interno con una alta incidencia lesional. Este trabajo tiene por objetivo realizar una serie de propuestas útiles para elaborar un programa de prevención de este tipo de lesiones en fútbol. No obstante, se establecen pautas que pueden ser aplicadas en otros deportes, adaptando los ejercicios a los requerimientos funcionales de los mismos. Para ello, en esta prim...

  1. Satisfación del cliente interno en la ESE hospital San Antonio de Marmato Caldas

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    Tesis:(Especialista en Administración de la Salud). Universidad Católica de Manizales. Facultad de Salud, 2015 A través de la investigación realizada respecto a la satisfacción del cliente interno en la ESE Hospital San Antonio de Marmato se pretendió evaluar e indagar sobre los factores intrínsecos y extrínsecos que afectan dicha satisfacción dentro de la institución, se obtuvo que los factores extrínsecos juegan un papel fundamental en los resultados obtenidos.

  2. Evaluación neuropsicológica en internos penitenciarios mexicanos.

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    Nallely Arias García; Feggy Ostrosky-Solís

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo de esta investigación fue evaluar psicológica y neuropsicológicamente a un grupo de internos violentos de una Penitenciaría Federal en México y caracterizarlos de acuerdo con la clasificación de impulsividad y premeditación de Barratt (Barratt, Stanford, Lynn, Liebman y Kent, 1999) y utilizando la clasificación de Hare (1991) de psicopatía, para analizar las diferencias entre los grupos de acuerdo a diferentes clasificaciones. La muestra fue integrada por 75 participantes, 50 inte...

  3. El control interno en la administración de empresas

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    Casal, Armando Miguel

    2004-01-01

    Se analizan los conceptos considerados básicos sobre el control interno; las definiciones relacionadas con la administración, organización y el proceso administrativo; las relaciones entre los objetivos y las medidas para el funcionamiento del sistema; la manifestación del control en las organizaciones (categorías, elementos, aspectos de su aplicación, estructura organizativa, técnicas de evaluación, condiciones prácticas a reunir y procedimientos en los sistemas computarizados), así como la ...

  4. El control interno en la administración de empresas

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    Casal, Armando Miguel

    2004-01-01

    Se analizan los conceptos considerados básicos sobre el control interno; las definiciones relacionadas con la administración, organización y el proceso administrativo; las relaciones entre los objetivos y las medidas para el funcionamiento del sistema; la manifestación del control en las organizaciones (categorías, elementos, aspectos de su aplicación, estructura organizativa, técnicas de evaluación, condiciones prácticas a reunir y procedimientos en los sistemas computarizados), así como la ...

  5. El producto interno bruto de los municipios de México: II. Estados M-Z

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    Adrián González-Estrada; Gilberto Gallegos-Cedillo

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    González-Estrada (2014) propuso un método no-paramétrico para obtener los estimadores del Producto Interno Bruto (PIB) de los municipios de la República mexicana en total y por actividad económica. Con el f in de mostrar la e f icacia y bondades de ese método, se obtuvieron 6 640 estimadores: 650 estimadores del PIB municipal, 14 del PIB de los primeros 14 estados de la A-J y 5 976 estimadores del PIB municipal y estatal para de cada una de las nueve actividades económicas de la clas...

  6. Análisis biomecánico de los fijadores internos

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    Blas Imperio Romano Melissari

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estudió el comportamiento mecánico de la cuarta familia de implantes metálicos empleados para la fijación de fracturas (osteosíntesis, denominados fijadores internos, comparándolos en igualdad de condiciones con las placas atornilladas. En la primer etapa se armaron varios montajes con materiales artificiales de diferentes densidades para simular los distintos tipos de hueso Para simular el hueso esponjoso, se emplearon espumas de media densidad (6720 y de baja densidad (6710 de origen suizo. Para simular el hueso cortical se emplearon tubos de madera fabricados en Uruguay y tubos de plástico de origen suizo. En la segunda etapa, todos los ensayos que en la primera arrojaron resultados diferentes entre un implante y otro, fueron repetidos usando huesos de vaca y huesos cadavéricos humanos. Como implantes se emplearon placas de titanio largas LPC de diez agujeros, que tienen un diseño desarrollado, el cual permite usarlas con tornillos de titanio o de acero inoxidable para formar la placa atornillada o con tornillos de titanio con cabeza roscada para formar el fijador interno. Se realizaron ensayos de: compresión, flexión y torsión, empleando una prensa INSTRON Universal, modelo 1011, serie No. 478 y dispositivos fabricados en Uruguay, adecuados en cada caso para aplicar las solicitaciones previstas. En todos los casos de montajes armados con hueso esponjoso en que se repitió el mismo tipo de ensayo empleando la misma configuración del montaje para los tres tipos de materiales (artificial, hueso de vaca y hueso cadavérico humano, los resultados fueron concordantes. En algunos casos, los resultados obtenidos para los montajes armados para los dos tipos de implantes, fueron similares, pero en todos los que hubo diferencias, el fijador interno tuvo un comportamiento más rígido que el de las placas atornilladas. Lo más relevante, por las repercusiones terapéuticas, es la menor deformación remanente que tuvieron

  7. El mercado interno colonial novohispano. Siglos XVIII-XIX. Evidencias y resultados

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    Jorge Silva Riquer

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    El interés de este trabajo radica en realizar una reflexión sobre los aportes y carencias que tenemos hasta ahora desde los estudios del mercado interno colonial. En ese sentido, es necesario centrar la discusión en los términos teórico-metodológicos indispensables para tener una idea más acabada sobre esos trabajos, que buscan dar una explicación de la economía novohispana a fines del siglo XVIII y principios del XIX. Debemos recuperar las diversas interpretaciones teóricas presentadas por e...

  8. Recidiva criminal em 100 internos do Manicômio Judiciário de Franco da Rocha

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    Moscatello Roberto

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Verificar a ocorrência de comportamento criminal recidivo em uma população de internos do Manicômio Judiciário de Franco da Rocha. MÉTODOS: Cem internos de um Manicômio Judiciário em cumprimento de medida de segurança foram entrevistados, sendo todos do sexo masculino e com idades variando de 26 a 80 anos. Os diagnósticos preencheram critérios da CID-10, e os delitos cometidos foram verificados segundo o Código Penal Brasileiro. RESULTADOS: Dos 100 internos avaliados, 41% cometeram um crime, e 59% cometeram mais de um crime. As psicoses esquizofrênicas foram os diagnósticos mais freqüentes nos internos que cometeram um crime e naqueles que cometeram mais de um crime. Os diagnósticos retardo mental e transtornos de personalidade seguiram em freqüência nos que cometeram um crime. Transtornos de personalidade e retardo mental foram os diagnósticos que seguiram em freqüencia nos que cometeram mais de um crime. CONCLUSÕES: As psicoses esquizofrênicas predominaram nos internos avaliados. Crimes contra a vida foram mais comuns entre os que cometeram um crime, enquanto crimes contra o patrimônio predominaram entre os que cometeram mais de um crime.

  9. Lymphatic regulation in nonmammalian vertebrates.

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    Hedrick, Michael S; Hillman, Stanley S; Drewes, Robert C; Withers, Philip C

    2013-08-01

    All vertebrate animals share in common the production of lymph through net capillary filtration from their closed circulatory system into their tissues. The balance of forces responsible for net capillary filtration and lymph formation is described by the Starling equation, but additional factors such as vascular and interstitial compliance, which vary markedly among vertebrates, also have a significant impact on rates of lymph formation. Why vertebrates show extreme variability in rates of lymph formation and how nonmammalian vertebrates maintain plasma volume homeostasis is unclear. This gap hampers our understanding of the evolution of the lymphatic system and its interaction with the cardiovascular system. The evolutionary origin of the vertebrate lymphatic system is not clear, but recent advances suggest common developmental factors for lymphangiogenesis in teleost fishes, amphibians, and mammals with some significant changes in the water-land transition. The lymphatic system of anuran amphibians is characterized by large lymphatic sacs and two pairs of lymph hearts that return lymph into the venous circulation but no lymph vessels per se. The lymphatic systems of reptiles and some birds have lymph hearts, and both groups have extensive lymph vessels, but their functional role in both lymph movement and plasma volume homeostasis is almost completely unknown. The purpose of this review is to present an evolutionary perspective in how different vertebrates have solved the common problem of the inevitable formation of lymph from their closed circulatory systems and to point out the many gaps in our knowledge of this evolutionary progression.

  10. Funciones de costos internos y externos en un modelo estratégico de transporte de carga

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    Luis Gabriel Márquez Díaz

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    Full Text Available Se revisan las funciones de costos internos y externos,con fines de modelación estratégica del transportede carga. Se estudian el costo interno del tiempo, elcosto interno de operación y cinco componentes delcosto externo: costo externo de la congestión, costoexterno de los accidentes, costos de la polución delaire, costo del cambio climático y costo externo dela infraestructura; a partir de estos se deriva la funciónde costo marginal total. Se encuentra que es posibleestimar de forma empírica los parámetros de lasfunciones aplicables al transporte de cargainterregional en Colombia en los modos de transportecarretero, ferroviario y fluvial, y con ellos estudiarlos costos marginales sobre una red estratégica detransporte de carga.

  11. Ab-interno scleral suture loop fixation with cow-hitch knot in posterior chamber intraocular lens decentration

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    Can, Ertuğrul; Koçak, Nurullah; Yücel, Özlem Eşki; Gül, Adem; Öztürk, Hilal Eser; Sayın, Osman

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    Aim of Study: To describe a simplified ab-interno cow-hitch suture fixation technique for repositioning decentered posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC IOL). Materials and Methods: Two cases are presented with the surgical correction of decentered and subluxated IOL. Ab-interno scleral suture fixation technique with hitch-cow knot in the eye was performed with a ciliary sulcus guide instrument and 1 year follow-up was completed. Results: Both of the patients had well centered lenses postoperatively. Corrected distant and near visual acuities of the patients were improved. There was no significant postoperative complication. In the follow-up period of 1 year, no evidence of suture erosion was found. Conclusions: Ab-interno scleral suture loop fixation with hitch-cow knot in the eye was effective in repositioning decentered or subluxated PC IOLs with excellent postoperative centered lenses and visual outcomes. PMID:27050346

  12. Ab-interno scleral suture loop fixation with cow-hitch knot in posterior chamber intraocular lens decentration

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    Ertugrul Can

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    Full Text Available Aim of Study: To describe a simplified ab-interno cow-hitch suture fixation technique for repositioning decentered posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC IOL. Materials and Methods: Two cases are presented with the surgical correction of decentered and subluxated IOL. Ab-interno scleral suture fixation technique with hitch-cow knot in the eye was performed with a ciliary sulcus guide instrument and 1 year follow-up was completed. Results: Both of the patients had well centered lenses postoperatively. Corrected distant and near visual acuities of the patients were improved. There was no significant postoperative complication. In the follow-up period of 1 year, no evidence of suture erosion was found. Conclusions: Ab-interno scleral suture loop fixation with hitch-cow knot in the eye was effective in repositioning decentered or subluxated PC IOLs with excellent postoperative centered lenses and visual outcomes.

  13. Factores determinantes del ahorro interno en América Latina

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    Carlos Añez

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    Full Text Available El siguiente artículo aborda el problema del financiamiento de la inversión para un país en desarrollo, específicamente de la América Latina, tratando de revisar la literatura disponible para llegar a conclusiones sobre cómo los determinantes del ahorro en todas sus versiones -ahorro externo, ahorro privado y ahorro público- ejercen influencia sobre el proceso de crecimiento. Aun cuando la dirección causal exacta entre ahorro y crecimiento no ha sido establecida, el desarrollo de políticas económicas que estimulen el ahorro interno por encima del procedente del exterior, fortalecerían la capacidad de inversión interna y, al existir una correlación positiva entre estas variables, se potencia el proceso de crecimiento aunque otras variables igualmente pueden difuminar tal efecto. Se concluye que el incremento de la relación Ahorro Interno / P. I. B. sólo puede alcanzarse a través de esfuerzos comunes entre empresas, gobierno y el sistema financiero de estas economías.

  14. O Controle Interno e a Auditoria como Ferramenta de Desenvolvimento nas Micro e Pequenas Empresas

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    Rafaela Lorenzoni

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Geralmente, nas pequenas empresas, os procedimentos operacionais e as rotinas administrativas são mais passíveis de falhas. Isso pode acontecer por múltiplos motivos, como por exemplo: falha no registro das operações, falta de capacitação dos funcionários, etc. O que os pequenos empresários não notam é que muitas técnicas de auditoria interna podem ser propagadas sem altos investimentos e gerenciadas pelo proprietário ou administrador. São, por exemplo, as rotinas que permitem a conferência de saldos, estoques e pagamentos. Muitos empresários pecam, também, por não fazer uso da contabilidade como ferramenta de controle interno. Utilizando-a como instrumento fiscal, perdem a chance de lidar com um lado ainda pouco explorado do contador: o de auditor. A contabilidade gera dados de forma ordenada, cria rotinas e garante o registro de toda a movimentação do patrimônio da empresa. Esse ambiente de informação cria oportunidades únicas para o planejamento de um sistema de controle interno.

  15. Marketing interno e cultura organizacional: um estudo de caso em empresa de multi marcas.

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    Antonio Carlos Giuliani

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Não há planejamento que sobreviva, dentro das organizações, a um organismo social sem espírito de equipe, iniciativa, ou atuando sem a definição de valores por seus dirigentes. Em suma, sem diretrizes que componham a sua cultura organizacional. A análise da cultura organizacional permite a identificação de disfunção nos fatores culturais que estão interferindo no clima organizacional e, por conseqüência, no relacionamento entre as pessoas, prejudicando sua produtividade e o bom andamento dos trabalhos. Este estudo objetivou examinar a contribuição da cultura organizacional ao desenvolvimento de programas de marketing interno, filosofia empresarial da área de marketing, buscando o comprometimento dos funcionários com as metas da organização. Como referencial da prática, baseou-se em estudo de caso realizado na Comercial Importadora Ltda., empresa de multimarcas, com 35 funcionários, localizada em Piracicaba – São Paulo. Como resultados, o estudo possibilitou uma análise de como a cultura organizacional contribui para o uso de técnicas de marketing interno, mostrando a aplicabilidade prática dos dois conceitos.

  16. Predictores Psicosociales de Delitos contra la Seguridad Vial: Un Estudio con Internos de un Centro Penitenciario

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    Félix Herraiz Gonzalo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En el Centro Penitenciario de Hombres de Barcelona ha habido un aumento creciente de ingresos por delitos contra la seguridad vial. El objetivo de esta investigación es obtener un perfil psicológico en una muestra de 115 internos, analizar cuáles son los predictores en la conducción agresiva, y finalmente contrastar la posible existencia de diferentes tipologías, en función de la ausencia o presencia de otros delitos, con o sin componentes agresivos. Los resultados muestran que las causas o estados que causan irritación, los antecedentes familiares de conducción agresiva y la presencia de trastornos psiquiátricos son predictores de la conducta agresiva en la conducción, así como la agresividad física es también un predictor de los accidentes. No hay diferencias en internos que también presentan otras tipologías delictivas.

  17. [Trabeculotomy ab interno combined with extracapsular cataract extraction and IOL implantation].

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    Alekseev, B N; Ermolaev, A P

    2003-01-01

    We made a total of 96 surgeries of extracapsular cataract extraction and IOL implantation combined with trabeculotomy ab interno during a period of 7 years. Patients with both open-angle and narrow-angle glaucoma of stages I and II and with the intraocular pressure (IOP) below or equal to 23 mm Hg according to Goldman under the conditions of hypotensive medicamental regimen were selected for surgery. After IOL was implanted into the lens bag, trabeculotomy ab interno was implemented as stage 2. A special mirror, introduced through the cataract incision, was used for direct gonioscopic monitoring. The trabecula was incised by the edge of a curved surgical knife under direct visual control. We regarded bleeding from the opened sinus as a favorable sign indicative of that the intrascleral collectors were intact. Only minor hyphemas were registered as postoperative complications; there was not a single case of ciliary-and-choroidal detachment. IOP was compensated for, in 6 months after surgery, in 94% of patients--69.8% of them did not use any hypotensive drops.

  18. Ab interno management of blocked Ahmed valve in the posterior segment.

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    Odrich, Steven; Wald, Kenneth; Sperber, Laurence

    2013-01-01

    To report a case of late failure of a posterior segment placed Ahmed valve in a uveitic eye with a corneal graft and a minimally invasive, ab interno approach in restoring valve function, pressure control, and preservation of vision. Case report. A 25 gauge trans-conjunctival 3-port pars plana vitrectomy was performed to inspect and clean the ostium of the Ahmed valve of any vitreous debris. The Ahmed valve was not disturbed externally and conjunctival dissection was not performed. A 27-gauge blunt cannula was introduced through the vitrector site and used to cannulate the tube and flush it with balanced salt solution. A bleb was immediately re-established and all instruments were removed requiring no sutures. Intraocular pressure returned to target levels and a filtration bleb was re-established. Corneal graft clarity was restored with resolution of preoperative microcystic edema. Postoperative inflammation was minimal and vision was restored. A nonfunctioning tube shunt residing in the vitreous cavity may be revised ab interno without disturbing the shunt placement or the conjunctiva under which it resides to re-establish filtration.

  19. El conflicto armado interno, los cultivos ilícitos y la gobernabilidad local

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    Armando Borrero Mansilla

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo busca establecer la afectación de la vida política municipal por causa de la violencia, y en especial la derivada del conflicto armado interno es intensa. El desarrollo de la democracia local en los municipios de la "Otra Colombia" no sólo se ve detenido sino en franca regresión cuando los municipios son objetivos de las disputas entre organizaciones armadas ilegales y entre éstas y el Estado o cuando predomina sin mayor oposición cualquiera distinto del Estado, sean las guerrillas o sean las autodefensas. Se inicia con un enunciado de las principales consecuencias del conflicto armado sobre la gobernabilidad y el desarrollo democrático local, que sirven para enmarcar la discusión y presentación de propuestas. Lo que se evidencia es que el conflicto interno tiene un efecto negativo sobre la descentralización y sobre el gasto público y, por tanto, sobre las transferencias de la nación a los entes territoriales, sobre el liderazgo de los funcionarios regionales y locales en materia de seguridad, sobre el manejo de las regalías y sobre la capacidad de negociación de las autoridades locales frente a los otros niveles territoriales.

  20. Avaliação radiográfica e de função de vôo após fixação de osteotomias distais do úmero em pombas (Columba livia, com modelo de fixador externo articulado Radiologic and flight function evaluation after fixation of distal humeral osteotomies in pigeons, with model of articulated external fixator

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    Vanessa C.M. Ferraz

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    Full Text Available O tratamento de fraturas umerais distais em aves impõe grande dificuldade para tratamento e cura, pois estes ossos são pneumáticos, sendo suas córtices muito finas. A anquilose da articulação úmero-rádio-ulnar com fixador externo, é inviável para aves que se pretende a reintrodução ao meio ambiente. Em todas as aves, o fixador experimental foi colocado sobre o úmero, com sua articulação sobre a articulação úmero-rádio-ulnar e a extensão do fixador sobre a ulna. As aves foram divididas em dois grupos: cirurgias bilaterais com anquilose de um lado (asa estática e manutenção da articulação do outro (asa dinâmica (Grupo 1, e cirurgia unilateral, com manutenção da articulação (asa dinâmica (Grupo 2. O calo ósseo foi avaliado através de radiografias pós-cirúrgicas, às 3, 6 e 9 semanas. Os animais do Grupo 2 foram avaliados quanto à capacidade de vôo entre 11 e 15 semanas após a cirurgia. Todos os animais foram avaliados quanto à amplitude da asa e quanto ao comprimento do úmero, após a eutanásia. Às 6 semanas, todos os animais do Grupo 2 e quatro animais do Grupo 1, apresentavam fraturas consolidadas radiografica e clinicamente. Dois animais do Grupo 1 somente apresentaram consolidação das asas dinâmicas às 9 semanas e das estáticas às 12 semanas. Todos os animais do Grupo 2 apresentaram capacidade de vôo adequada, até 13 semanas após a cirurgia. Devido a poucos trabalhos na literatura mundial, o presente trabalho visou o estudo da utilização inédita de fixador externo articulado para a estabilização de fraturas distais de úmero, evitando a anquilose da articulação do cotovelo, e portanto mantendo viável a função de vôo; usando como modelo experimental, pombas (Columba lívia. O método proposto de técnica para fixação de fraturas umerais distais, sem a anquilose da articulação úmero-rádio-ulnar, demonstrou ser efetivo em manter o comprimento ósseo, a amplitude da asa bem como a

  1. Procedimiento para la Gestión de la Supervisión y Monitoreo del Control Interno

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    Leudis Orlando Vega-de la Cruz; Any Flor Nieves-Julbe

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    El control interno es un proceso llevado a cabo por las personas de una organización, diseñado con el fin de proporcionar un grado de seguridad "razonable" para la consecución de sus objetivos. El componente Supervisión y Monitoreo está dirigido a la detección de errores e irregularidades que no fueron detectados con las actividades de control, permitiendo realizarlas correcciones y modificaciones necesarias. La no comprensión del control interno como una función de la dirección y de cada uno...

  2. VALORACIÓN DEL CURRÍCULO POR MÉDICOS INTERNOS DE PREGRADO Y EN SERVICIO SOCIAL

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    Barrientos Gómez, María del Carmen; Lin Ochoa, Dolores; Torres Fermán, Irma Aída

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    La facultad de medicina Tampico de la Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (UAT, México) contempla que, el médico interno de pregrado y el de servicio social; forman parte del equipo de salud y su formación terminal, es responsabilidad del sector salud. Ahí reciben una enseñanza tutelar dirigida por personal capacitado y reafirman lo aprendido en las aulas. De ahí, la necesidad de valorar la efectividad de la enseñanza recibida. La pregunta central es: ¿Qué piensan los médicos internos de pregr...

  3. LA EXCEPCIÓN PRELIMINAR: FALTA DE AGOTAMIENTO DE RECURSOS INTERNOS ¿UN MECANISMO EFECTIVO DE DEFENSA ESTATAL?

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    Andrés González Serrano

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    Full Text Available La excepción preliminar de falta de agotamiento de recursos internos, ha sido la más incoada por los Estados Parte en los diferentes procesos contenciosos ante el Sistema Interamericano de protección de Derechos Humanos. Es por lo anterior que nace el interrogante ¿la excepción falta de agotamiento de recursos internos es un mecanismo de defensa estatal efectivo? Sin embargo, se evidencia en el seno de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, que de forma sistemática, la excepción es desestimada tornándola no efectiva para las pretensiones estatales.

  4. Pregnancy related symptomatic vertebral hemangioma

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    Meena Gupta

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    Full Text Available Vertebral hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors of the spine that remain asymptomatic in most cases and incidentally encountered on imaging. Rarely, altered hemodynamic and hormonal changes during pregnancy may expand these benign lesions resulting in severe cord compression. The management of symptomatic vertebral hemangioma during pregnancy is controversial as modalities like radiotherapy and embolization are not suitable and surgery during pregnancy has a risk of preterm labor. Few cases of pregnancy related symptomatic vertebral hemangioma with marked epidural component have been reported in the literature. We report a case of 23-year-old primigravida who developed rapidly progressive paraparesis at 28 weeks of gestation and spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI revealed upper thoracic vertebral hemangioma with extensive extra-osseous extension and spinal cord compression. Laminectomy and surgical decompression of the cord was performed at 32 weeks of the pregnancy. There was significant improvement in muscle power after a week of surgery. Six weeks postoperatively she delivered a full term normal baby with subsequent improvement of neurologic deficit. Repeat MRI of dorsal spine performed at 3 months postoperatively showed reduced posterior and anterior epidural components of vertebral hemangioma.

  5. Pregnancy related symptomatic vertebral hemangioma.

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    Gupta, Meena; Nayak, Rajeev; Singh, Hukum; Khwaja, Geeta; Chowdhury, Debashish

    2014-01-01

    Vertebral hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors of the spine that remain asymptomatic in most cases and incidentally encountered on imaging. Rarely, altered hemodynamic and hormonal changes during pregnancy may expand these benign lesions resulting in severe cord compression. The management of symptomatic vertebral hemangioma during pregnancy is controversial as modalities like radiotherapy and embolization are not suitable and surgery during pregnancy has a risk of preterm labor. Few cases of pregnancy related symptomatic vertebral hemangioma with marked epidural component have been reported in the literature. We report a case of 23-year-old primigravida who developed rapidly progressive paraparesis at 28 weeks of gestation and spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed upper thoracic vertebral hemangioma with extensive extra-osseous extension and spinal cord compression. Laminectomy and surgical decompression of the cord was performed at 32 weeks of the pregnancy. There was significant improvement in muscle power after a week of surgery. Six weeks postoperatively she delivered a full term normal baby with subsequent improvement of neurologic deficit. Repeat MRI of dorsal spine performed at 3 months postoperatively showed reduced posterior and anterior epidural components of vertebral hemangioma.

  6. [Serine proteinases of lower vertebrates].

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    Kolodzeĭskaia, M V

    1986-01-01

    Recent data on the effect of serine proteinases of lower vertebrates are generalized. Hydrolysis specificity and kinetics of different synthetic substrates, dependence of the activity of enzymes on pH, their irreversible inhibition by chloromethyl ketones of amino acids and peptides as well as high-molecular proteinase inhibitors are considered in detail. The data testify to the fact that chymotrypsins and trypsins of higher vertebrates and serine proteinases of lower vertebrates act as an acid-base catalysis. Enzymes in the pyloric cacca of fishes are in the state of proenzymes and are transformed into an active form with the aid of their own proteolytic factors. The esterase and proteolytic activity of fish proteinases is concentrated in the same active site and reaches the highest values at pH 7,8. New data are presented on particularities of the lower vertebrate proteinases, on the similarity and differences in their specificity. A distinct difference is shown in the nature of the binding site of the active centre in a number of serine proteinases of fishes as compared to chymotrypsin and trypsin of higher vertebrates.

  7. Vertebrate pressure-gradient receivers

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    Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jakob

    2011-01-01

    The eardrums of all terrestrial vertebrates (tetrapods) are connected through Eustachian tubes or interaural canals. In some of the animals, these connections create pressure-gradient directionality, an enhanced directionality by interaction of sound arriving at both sides of the eardrum and stro......The eardrums of all terrestrial vertebrates (tetrapods) are connected through Eustachian tubes or interaural canals. In some of the animals, these connections create pressure-gradient directionality, an enhanced directionality by interaction of sound arriving at both sides of the eardrum....... Recent vertebrates form a continuum from perfect interaural transmission (0 dB in a certain frequency band) and pronounced eardrum directionality (30-40 dB) in the lizards, over somewhat attenuated transmission and limited directionality in birds and frogs, to the strongly attenuated interaural...

  8. Aspectos Relevantes da Avaliação dos Controles Internos da Auditoria Governamental

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    Roberto Sérgio do Nascimento

    2003-05-01

    Full Text Available Avaliação dos controles internos é atividade decisiva na realização dos trabalhos de auditoria. Primeiramente, contextualiza-se a auditoria nos tempos atuais, demonstrando que esta disciplina não representa mais o simples exame dos demonstrativos contábeis em contraposição aos registros da escrituração contábil. Vai além. Busca a consonância dos princípios fundamentais de contabilidade e das normas brasileiras de contabilidade, na medida que preserva a materialização adequada dos fenômenos que afetam à Ciência Contábil como um todo. À semelhança do modelo tradicional de auditoria, o auditor independente, interno ou governamental necessita conhecer a importância dos controles internos na salvaguarda do patrimônio, prevenção de fraudes, no registro correto das transações e na promoção da eficiência operacional. Contudo, a avaliação a ser efetivada deve levar em consideração que nem todos os controles são decisivos em termos de mutação patrimonial, como é o caso dos controles administrativos. Todas as organizações, quer sejam ela públicas ou privadas, possuem controles dos mais variados possíveis. No tocante à esfera estatal, percebe-se que o assunto ainda não foi totalmente explorado entre os motivos: uma da inexistência da sistematização desta análise, divulgação dos métodos de exame e conhecimento dos efeitos gerados sob o trabalho do auditor público. Assim, o artigo busca abordar alguns mecanismos de avaliação que podem ser utilizados por estes profissionais, tais como: relatório de situação, questionário, memorando de descrição e fluxograma.

  9. the first experience of phakoemulsification with vacuum trabeculoplasty ab interno for combined cataract and glaucoma

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    V. N. Trubilin

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    Full Text Available Purpose: to describe of a new effective method of combined treatment of patients with primary open- angle glaucoma with mod- erately elevated intraocular pressure and cataract.Methods: Studies have been conducted among 30 patients (30 eyes from 46 to 85 years with a combination of cataract of varying degrees of maturity and open-angle glaucoma of different stages. In addition to the standard techniques there were used special clini- cal and functional methods of research: optical cogerent tomography of the anterior segment of the eye Visante OCt (Carl Zeiss, Ger- many, glaucomatous cupping and thickness of nerve fibers study using confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope HRt II (Heidelberg Engineering, Germany. In accordance with the target patients were divided into 2 groups: the basic group consisted of 15 patients (15 eyes aged 63 to 76 years with primary open angle glaucoma of 1-2 stages and cataracts of varying degrees of maturity. In both groups there was performed the ultrasonic phakoemulsification of the lens on the phakoemulsificator Infinity (Alcon, US.Results: the analysis of intraocular pressure measurements showed that among patients from I and II group eye pressure had a downward trend in the early postoperative period, however, the average dynamics of reduction of the intraocular pressure in the group of patients where phakoemulsification and vacuum trabeculoplasty ab interno performed was higher than in the control group. In the gonioscopy of the corner of the anterior chamber the clinical presentation remained stable throughout the period of observation. In the postoperative period among patients in the main observation group according to OCt it was noted changing the depth of the anterior chamber of eye towards its increase by an average of 1.39 mm, as well as increasing the angle of the anterior chamber at an average of 9.98.Conclusion: Phakoemulsification with IOL implantation combined with vacuum trabeculoplasty ab interno is

  10. the first experience of phakoemulsification with vacuum trabeculoplasty ab interno for combined cataract and glaucoma

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    V. N. Trubilin

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: to describe of a new effective method of combined treatment of patients with primary open- angle glaucoma with mod- erately elevated intraocular pressure and cataract.Methods: Studies have been conducted among 30 patients (30 eyes from 46 to 85 years with a combination of cataract of varying degrees of maturity and open-angle glaucoma of different stages. In addition to the standard techniques there were used special clini- cal and functional methods of research: optical cogerent tomography of the anterior segment of the eye Visante OCt (Carl Zeiss, Ger- many, glaucomatous cupping and thickness of nerve fibers study using confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope HRt II (Heidelberg Engineering, Germany. In accordance with the target patients were divided into 2 groups: the basic group consisted of 15 patients (15 eyes aged 63 to 76 years with primary open angle glaucoma of 1-2 stages and cataracts of varying degrees of maturity. In both groups there was performed the ultrasonic phakoemulsification of the lens on the phakoemulsificator Infinity (Alcon, US.Results: the analysis of intraocular pressure measurements showed that among patients from I and II group eye pressure had a downward trend in the early postoperative period, however, the average dynamics of reduction of the intraocular pressure in the group of patients where phakoemulsification and vacuum trabeculoplasty ab interno performed was higher than in the control group. In the gonioscopy of the corner of the anterior chamber the clinical presentation remained stable throughout the period of observation. In the postoperative period among patients in the main observation group according to OCt it was noted changing the depth of the anterior chamber of eye towards its increase by an average of 1.39 mm, as well as increasing the angle of the anterior chamber at an average of 9.98.Conclusion: Phakoemulsification with IOL implantation combined with vacuum trabeculoplasty ab interno is

  11. Marketing Interno e Gestão de Pessoas: Estudos de Caso em Empresas de Serviços

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    Marcus Wilcox Hemais

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O conceito de marketing interno surgiu em empresas de serviços nos Estados Unidos como forma de estimular os funcionários a melhorar a qualidade na prestação de serviços. À medida que o conceito se desenvolveu, passou a focar aspectos relacionados a implementação de estratégias, geração de mudanças e orientação para o mercado. Em todos esses pontos, o empregado ocupava um papel de destaque, evidenciando uma possível convergência entre ações de marketing interno e práticas de gestão de pessoas. Nesse sentido, o presente estudo busca discutir a relação entre marketing interno e gestão de pessoas a partir de dois estudos de caso em empresas de serviços que declaradamente adotavam ações de marketing interno. Os resultados permitiram observar que essa relação ocorria por meio de diferentes atividades de recrutamento e seleção, treinamento e desenvolvimento, gestão do desempenho e recompensas.

  12. Síndrome de desgaste profesional en médicos internos y residentes. Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, 2002.

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    César A. Guevara

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: El síndrome de desgaste profesional (SDP es un transtorno adaptativo crónico que altera la calidad de vida de la persona y produce un efecto negativo en la calidad de la prestación de servicios de salud. OBJETIVOS: Determinar la prevalencia e intensidad del SDP, sus características y su asociación con alteraciones en la dinámica familiar en médicos internos y residentes del Hospital Universitario del Valle en Cali, Colombia. METODOLOGÍA: Estudio descriptivo transversal; mediante encuesta anónima autodiligenciada se evaluaron aspectos sociodemográficos, de funcionalidad familiar y la presencia e intensidad del SDP. RESULTADOS: Se evaluaron 150 médicos (63 internos y 87 residentes sin diferencias sociodemográficas entre internos, residente clínicos y residentes quirúrgicos; 128 (85.3% presentaban SDP entre moderado y severo, siendo el componente de desgaste emocional el más afectado y sin diferencias entre los grupos médicos; 102 (68% presentaban disfunción familiar (APGAR familiar CONCLUSIONES: El SDP en médicos internos y residentes del Hospital Universitario del Valle es bastante alto asociándolo con el número de turnos y con la disfunción familiar.

  13. Investigación sobre el uso del manual interno de protocolo en un hotel de cinco estrellas

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    Este proyecto trata sobre el manual interno de protocolo de los hoteles de gran lujo. Hacemos una pequeña investigación sobre el trato ofrecido a los huéspedes de un hotel. Destacamos la importancia de contar con un protocolo adecuado en todo momento.

  14. ZOMBIS VS. FRANKENSTEIN: SOBRE LAS RELACIONES ENTRE EL DERECHO INTERNACIONAL Y EL DERECHO INTERNO

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    Paola Andrea Acosta Alvarado

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    Full Text Available El presente documento da cuenta de la problemática teórica que pretende abordar el trabajo adelantado por el Grupo de Interés de la Sociedad Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional sobre las nuevas Relaciones entre el Derecho Internacional y el Derecho Nacional (SLADI-GIReDIN. En esta oportunidad el debate se aborda desde un caso particular: el colombiano. En las líneas que siguen, se reivindica la necesidad de reconsiderar los modelos teóricos que hasta el momento explican las relaciones entre el derecho internacional y el derecho interno y se analiza la posibilidad de que, a la luz de un específico marco normativo, exista una alternativa teórica: el pluralismo constitucional.

  15. PROCESOS INTERNOS Y DIMENSIÓN FINANCIERA DEL CONTROL DE GESTIÓN

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    Lázaro Quintana Tápanes

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se profundiza en una de las perspectivas del cuadro de mando integral (balanced scorecard*, como una de las herramientas más útiles que enriquecen y fortalecen los sistemas actuales de control de gestión, vinculando los resultados económicos financieros con la mejora de los procesos internos, mediante relaciones causa-efecto. Tomando como referencia un caso de estudio, se realizó primeramente, un análisis de la situación económico-financiera para un horizonte de nueve meses y a partir de las dificultades detectadas con la gestión de inventarios se instrumentaron algunas herramientas para mejorar la logística de producción con un enfoque cliente-proveedor.

  16. Predictor de Smith modificado mediante un modelo interno, robusto a perturbaciones externas no medibles.

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    Fernando Castillo García

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Se propone una modificación de la estructura del predictor de Smith mediante un modelo interno que posibilita aumentar su rechazo al efecto de las per-turbaciones externas no medibles en comparación con la estructura clásica del predictor de Smith. Los resultados obtenidos se aplican en el diseño de un sistema de control del proceso de variación de la temperatura del jugo en los calentadores de una fábrica de azúcar. Los resultados de la simulación del sistema diseñado mostraron su efectividad y robustez en cuanto al rechazo de perturbaciones externas no medibles. Palabras claves: Predictor de Smith, predictor de Smith modificado, rechazo a perturbaciones externas no medibles, robustez de los sistemas de control.

  17. Ab interno sclerostomy with a high-powered argon endolaser. Clinicopathologic correlation.

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    Jaffe, G J; Mieler, W F; Radius, R L; Kincaid, M C; Massaro, B M; Abrams, G W

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    A high-powered argon blue-green laser coupled to a 300-microns quartz fiberoptic probe was used to create an ab interno sclerostomy in a patient undergoing enucleation for a blind painful eye. Despite the presence of diffuse rubeosis, 360 degrees peripheral anterior synechiae, and superior conjunctival scarring, it was possible to create a full-thickness defect from the anterior chamber angle to the subconjunctival space without operative complications. Six laser applications were required using 8 W of power per pulse and 0.1-second pulse duration. The eye was enucleated immediately after the laser procedure, prepared for light microscopy, and sectioned serially. Histologic analysis demonstrated a patent fistula approximately 300 microns in diameter with sharp wound margins. Tissue damage was localized to within 150 microns of the sclerostomy. The overlying conjunctiva was intact.

  18. Conflicto Armado Interno vs. Amenaza Terrorista: La Disputa por un Concepto

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    2010-01-01

    Uno de los aspectos más polémicos del mandato del presidente colombiano Álvaro Uribe Vélez (2002-2010) fue el cambio de denominación que hizo su gobierno al conflicto armado interno que vive el país desde hace medio siglo. Según él, en Colombia no ha habido ni hay un conflicto armado, sino una "amenaza terrorista". Ello implicó, cerrar la opción a que los grupos armados, en especial los guerrilleros, fueran considerados actores políticos, a una solución política negociada a la confrontación. ...

  19. BENCHMARKING INTERNO EN UNA CENTRAL DE COMPRAS DE AGENCIAS DE VIAJES

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    Isabel Montero Muradas

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El sector turístico es uno de los más dinámicos de nuestra economía que necesita poner en marcha nuevas estrategias para mantener sus niveles de participación en el PIB. El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar, mediante un análisis conjunto probabilístico, utilizando el modelo de Rasch, la importancia relativa de los factores determinantes de la oferta turística de una alianza estratégica entre agencias de viajes: Travel Advisors Guild (TAG. En los resultados se destaca el posicionamiento de las agencias integradas en el TAG, así como los desajustes competitivos internos.

  20. Learning about Vertebrate Limb Development

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    Liang, Jennifer O.; Noll, Matthew; Olsen, Shayna

    2014-01-01

    We have developed an upper-level undergraduate laboratory exercise that enables students to replicate a key experiment in developmental biology. In this exercise, students have the opportunity to observe live chick embryos and stain the apical ectodermal ridge, a key tissue required for development of the vertebrate limb. Impressively, every…

  1. Vertebrate Embryonic Cleavage Pattern Determination.

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    Hasley, Andrew; Chavez, Shawn; Danilchik, Michael; Wühr, Martin; Pelegri, Francisco

    2017-01-01

    The pattern of the earliest cell divisions in a vertebrate embryo lays the groundwork for later developmental events such as gastrulation, organogenesis, and overall body plan establishment. Understanding these early cleavage patterns and the mechanisms that create them is thus crucial for the study of vertebrate development. This chapter describes the early cleavage stages for species representing ray-finned fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles, mammals, and proto-vertebrate ascidians and summarizes current understanding of the mechanisms that govern these patterns. The nearly universal influence of cell shape on orientation and positioning of spindles and cleavage furrows and the mechanisms that mediate this influence are discussed. We discuss in particular models of aster and spindle centering and orientation in large embryonic blastomeres that rely on asymmetric internal pulling forces generated by the cleavage furrow for the previous cell cycle. Also explored are mechanisms that integrate cell division given the limited supply of cellular building blocks in the egg and several-fold changes of cell size during early development, as well as cytoskeletal specializations specific to early blastomeres including processes leading to blastomere cohesion. Finally, we discuss evolutionary conclusions beginning to emerge from the contemporary analysis of the phylogenetic distributions of cleavage patterns. In sum, this chapter seeks to summarize our current understanding of vertebrate early embryonic cleavage patterns and their control and evolution.

  2. Learning about Vertebrate Limb Development

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    Liang, Jennifer O.; Noll, Matthew; Olsen, Shayna

    2014-01-01

    We have developed an upper-level undergraduate laboratory exercise that enables students to replicate a key experiment in developmental biology. In this exercise, students have the opportunity to observe live chick embryos and stain the apical ectodermal ridge, a key tissue required for development of the vertebrate limb. Impressively, every…

  3. Importancia del manual de los sistemas contables en el sistema de control interno.

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    Nicolás Valdés Rodríguez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La dirección administrativa del país en los últimos 3 años ha insistido en la necesidad de profundizar en los mecanismos de control económico –financiero de las entidades, el presente trabajo va dirigido a contribuir en alguna medida a lograr ese propósito. El sistema contable de una Entidad forma parte indisoluble del Sistema de Control Interno de la misma, por la vinculación tan estrecha que existe entre los mismos. El objetivo fundamental del trabajo ”Importancia del Manual de los Sistemas Contables en el Sistema de Control Interno”, es destacar la utilidad práctica, técnica y organizativa que tiene el Manual para elevar la eficiencia del trabajo contable de las Entidades y su repercusión positiva en la eficiencia el sistema de Control Interno establecido. Los beneficios que aporta el Manual radican en que crea una base normativa contable adecuada a las características de cada entidad. Como se sabe en las transformaciones económicas realizadas en el país, la existencia de dos monedas en el trabajo económico-contable de muchas entidades, la puntualización del objeto social y la cartera de productos y servicios han complejizado el trabajo contable, requiriendo una mayor adecuación a las características propias de cada entidad, lo cual se logra con la realización del Manual.

  4. Evaluación neuropsicológica en internos penitenciarios mexicanos.

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    Nallely Arias García

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue evaluar psicológica y neuropsicológicamente a un grupo de internos violentos de una Penitenciaría Federal en México y caracterizarlos de acuerdo con la clasificación de impulsividad y premeditación de Barratt (Barratt, Stanford, Lynn, Liebman y Kent, 1999 y utilizando la clasificación de Hare (1991 de psicopatía, para analizar las diferencias entre los grupos de acuerdo a diferentes clasificaciones. La muestra fue integrada por 75 participantes, 50 internos y 25 controles para el estudio 1 (impulsivos vs premeditados y 54 sujetos para el estudio 2 (no psicópatas vs psicópatas. Se administraron la Escala de Impulsividad de Plutchik, el Inventario de Hostilidad de Buss-Durkee, la batería neuropsicológica NEUROPSI ATENCIÓN y MEMORIA (Ostrosky-Solís, Gómez, Ardila, Rosselli, Pineda y Matute; 2003 y la batería de Funciones Frontales y Ejecutivas (Flores, Ostrosky y Lozano, 2008. Los resultados indican que las poblaciones violentas independientemente de su clasificación pueden ser diferenciadas de la población no violenta. Sin embargo, no se encontraron diferencias significativas en las evaluaciones neuropsicológicas entre los grupos impulsivo y premeditado, mientras que los resultados entre los no psicópatas y psicópatas muestran diferencias significativas en distintos dominios cognoscitivos. Los resultados se discuten en términos de la base anatómica que subyace a dichos procesos.

  5. Producto Interno Bruto y Convergencia de México en el Marco Mundial y Norteamericano

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    José Odón García García

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Se estimó un PIB mundial en 1980 de 19,919,170 millones de dólares estadounidenses reales de 2000, alcanzando en 2008 la cantidad aproximada de 47,075,000 millones de dólares estadounidenses reales; la economía mundial experimentó su máximo crecimiento, de 15.23%, en 1985-86. El Producto Interno Bruto para México en 1980 fue de acuerdo al PPP de 282.786 miles de millones de dólares, estimándose para el 2008 de 1,309.57 mmdd; lo anterior nos da como resultado una tasa de crecimiento medio anual de 5.63% para 1980-2008. México en 1980 representaba el 10.3% del PIB de Estados Unidos, que según el PPP era de 2,738.79 miles de millones de dólares y llegó a 14,045.51 miles de millones de dólares en 2008 cuando México era el 9.32% de esta cifra. La convergencia sigma a nivel mundial se ha manifestado en periodos cortos en el análisis de 1980 a 2008, mientras que el proceso en general en ese periodo marca claramente una divergencia en el Producto Interno Bruto; en los países desarrollados la convergencia ha estado más bien estancada; mientras que los países en desarrollo registra altibajos convergentes hasta 1991, a partir de ahí comienza un proceso divergente; existen casos como los países que integran el BRIC que, han presentado un claro proceso convergente en su PIB de 1980 a 2008.

  6. Sistema Informático de Apoyo a la Evaluación del Control Interno

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    Erly Delgado Expósito

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La importancia que tiene para el país la implantación de la Resolución 297.03 MFP, nos motivó a diseñar una herramienta para su control y evaluación, que de forma sencilla permita abarcar todos los contenidos de la misma. En el trabajo se realizó una amplia revisión bibliográfica del tema del Control Interno dando como resultado, un sistema informático que garantiza la actividad de un equipo de trabajo, en este caso de la Empresa de Proyectos de Arquitectura e Ingeniería de Matanzas EMPAI. El software fue desarrollado para la Web, posee una interfaz amigable y cuenta con una base de datos centralizada, manejándose la información, con gran independencia y seguridad. Con la implantación del mismo, se reducen las tareas burocráticas, al elaborarse de manera automatizada los informes, permitiendo además poseer el histórico de todo los que se ha hecho en cuanto al Control Interno en la EMPAI. También se cuenta con la información pertinente a cada nivel organizacional, evitando informes carentes de enfoque. Se gestiona una forma de control con un carácter eminentemente preventivo. Permite concentrarse en la planificación y prevención por lo que no deja flancos débiles. Concluyendo se puede decir que con este sistema se obtienen todas las ventajas que trae consigo una verdadera automatización de la información.

  7. Vertebral Geometry Parameters Can Predict Fractures

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    P Tofighi

    2007-01-01

    Conclusion: Vertebral fractures are common fractures in postmenopausal women. There was a correlation between verte¬bral height and fractures. Vertebral geometric parameters especially height T score can be used for fracture screening.

  8. Early development of the vertebral column.

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    Scaal, Martin

    2016-01-01

    The segmental organization of the vertebrate body is most obviously visible in the vertebral column, which consists of a series of vertebral bones and interconnecting joints and ligaments. During embryogenesis, the vertebral column derives from the somites, which are the primary segments of the embryonic paraxial mesoderm. Anatomical, cellular and molecular aspects of vertebral column development have been of interest to developmental biologists for more than 150 years. This review briefly summarizes the present knowledge on early steps of vertebral column development in amniotes, starting from sclerotome formation and leading to the establishment of the anatomical bauplan of the spine composed of vertebral bodies, vertebral arches, intervertebral discs and ribs, and their specific axial identities along the body axis.

  9. Evolution of endothelin receptors in vertebrates.

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    Braasch, Ingo; Schartl, Manfred

    2014-12-01

    Endothelin receptors are G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) of the β-group of rhodopsin receptors that bind to endothelin ligands, which are 21 amino acid long peptides derived from longer prepro-endothelin precursors. The most basal Ednr-like GPCR is found outside vertebrates in the cephalochordate amphioxus, but endothelin ligands are only present among vertebrates, including the lineages of jawless vertebrates (lampreys and hagfishes), cartilaginous vertebrates (sharks, rays, and chimaeras), and bony vertebrates (ray-finned fishes and lobe-finned vertebrates including tetrapods). A bona fide endothelin system is thus a vertebrate-specific innovation with important roles for regulating the cardiovascular system, renal and pulmonary processes, as well as for the development of the vertebrate-specific neural crest cell population and its derivatives. Expectedly, dysregulation of endothelin receptors and the endothelin system leads to a multitude of human diseases. Despite the importance of different types of endothelin receptors for vertebrate development and physiology, current knowledge on endothelin ligand-receptor interactions, on the expression of endothelin receptors and their ligands, and on the functional roles of the endothelin system for embryonic development and in adult vertebrates is very much biased towards amniote vertebrates. Recent analyses from a variety of vertebrate lineages, however, have shown that the endothelin system in lineages such as teleost fish and lampreys is more diverse and is divergent from the mammalian endothelin system. This diversity is mainly based on differential evolution of numerous endothelin system components among vertebrate lineages generated by two rounds of whole genome duplication (three in teleosts) during vertebrate evolution. Here we review current understanding of the evolutionary history of the endothelin receptor family in vertebrates supplemented with surveys on the endothelin receptor gene complement of

  10. Interventional Management of Vertebral Body Metastases

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    Prince, Ethan A.; Ahn, Sun Ho

    2013-01-01

    Metastases to the vertebral column are often due to hypervascular primary tumors, the most common of which is renal cell carcinoma. Clinical symptoms attributed to vertebral body metastases include localized pain, mechanical instability of the vertebral column, and neurologic deficits resulting from mass effect. Treatment options include targeted radiotherapy, percutaneous vertebral augmentation with or without thermal ablation, and surgical resection with subsequent fusion. Overall, surgical...

  11. An invertebrate stomach's view on vertebrate ecology

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    Calvignac-Spencer, Sebastien; Leendertz, Fabian H.; Gilbert, M. Thomas P.

    2013-01-01

    Recent studies suggest that vertebrate genetic material ingested by invertebrates (iDNA) can be used to investigate vertebrate ecology. Given the ubiquity of invertebrates that feed on vertebrates across the globe, iDNA might qualify as a very powerful tool for 21st century population...

  12. A influência do número de barras na resistência à compressão axial dos fixadores externos monoplanares em modelos de tíbias de poliuretano The influence of the number of bars on the axial compressive strength of uniplanar external fixators in polyurethane tibia models

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    Márcio Hiroaki Kume

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a resistência (rigidez do sistema de fixação externa tubular uniplanar, com hastes de conexão única e dupla, com traços de fraturas estáveis e instáveis. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 48 modelos semelhantes à tíbia. Em todos foi deixado um intervalo de 0,5 cm entre os fragmentos e realizados cortes com angulações de 15º e 45º para simular fraturas estáveis e instáveis, respectivamente. Os modelos foram divididos em quatro grupos de acordo com o traço fraturário (15º e 45º e o número de barras metálicas na montagem (1 e 2 barras. Os modelos de prova foram adaptados à uma máquina de testes Instron®, pelas suas extremidades, e submetidos à compressão axial até que os fragmentos tiveram contato total. Avaliou-se a força necessária para efetuar o completo contato dos fragmentos do modelo. RESULTADOS: As forças instabilizadoras na montagem do fixador com barra dupla foram bastante superiores às com barra única. Observou-se ainda que o grupo com barra única instável apresentou variabilidade muito menor que os demais grupos, ou seja, apresenta resultados mais homogêneos, além de ter apresentado a menor média. CONCLUSÃO: A montagem do fixador externo com uma haste longitudinal dupla nos modelos estudados é mais estável que as demais quando submetidas à uma força de compressão axial.OBJECTIVE: This is an experimental study with the objective of analyses the increase of rigidity in synthetic tibia bones with external fixators, with single and double connecting rods and with stable and unstable fracture patterns. METHODS: The external fixators were used in the monoplanar, half pin configuration submitted to an axial compression load using the connecting bar in different patterns. Forty-eight similar models to the human tibia had been used. In all the models were left an interval of 0,5 cm between the fragments and were made cuts of 15º and 45º to simulate stable and unstable fracture patterns

  13. EL SISTEMA DE CONTROL INTERNO Y SU INCIDENCIA EN LAS UNIDADES DE LOGÍSTICA Y CONTROL PATRIMONIAL DE LA MUNICIPALIDAD PROVINCIAL DE TALARA - 2014

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    ALFARO ALFARO, GUSTAVO OTILANO

    2016-01-01

    La investigación titulada, “El Sistema de Control Interno y su incidencia en las Unidades de Logística y Control Patrimonial de la Municipalidad Provincial de Talara”, tiene como propósito, proponer la implementación de una eficiente Estructura de Control Interno, mediante la aplicación del Informe COSO I, enfoque moderno sobre Control Interno, en las Unidades de Logística y Control Patrimonial de la Municipalidad provincial de Talara, para el mejoramiento de su gestión y el logro de sus obje...

  14. Sistemas de control interno aplicables al área financiera - contable de la Empresa Importagriflor Cía. Ltda. de la ciudad de Quito

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    Panchi Umaginga, Verónica Sofía

    2006-01-01

    En la presente investigación desarrollamos un sistema de control interno para la empresa Importagriflor Cia. Ltda. El control interno dentro de la organización y administración es primordial ya que si no existiera control es posible que la empresa no sea manejada eficientemente, ocasionando serios problemas como es el cierre de la empresa. Se realizo un análisis del control interno de los principales conceptos, objetivos, limitaciones, etc. Haciendo referencia a las Normas Ecua...

  15. Diseño de un sistema de control interno para la Empresa Distribuidora de Güitig,con sede en la provincia de Sucumbíos

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    Mazón Villalta, Tania Isabel

    2012-01-01

    La presente tesis tiene como designio el de Diseñar un Sistema de Control Interno para la Distribuidora Autorizada de Güitig con sede en la provincia de Sucumbíos. Se busca comprender la definición tanto de un sistema de control interno como el de sus componentes y la importación de aplicación de las normas del control interno en las empresas y organizaciones. Para conforme a ello, indagar sobre las necesidades, amenazas y debilidades detectadas mediante un diagnóstico empresarial del a...

  16. Concepto de conflicto armado interno y seguridad jurídica

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    Juan Manuel Valcárcel Torres

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El legislador colombiano del año 2000, al momento de elaborar el código penal que en la actualidad rige, creó un nuevo bien jurídico, el cual fue ubicado en el Título II de la parte especial del cuerpo normativo mencionado, bajo la denominación de “Delitos contra Personas y Bienes Protegidos por el Derecho Internacional Humanitario”. En tal sentido, se debe entender que las conductas ubicadas en esta parte del código penal se dirigen a proteger de manera prevalerte los valores que inspiran el cuerpo normativo conocido como Derecho Internacional Humanitario. Así, en caso de ocurrir la muerte de una persona internacionalmente protegida, se debe entender que el castigo que se imponga por tal hecho no sólo busca reivindicar el derecho a la vida de la víctima, sino que, además, necesariamente debe hacerse un reconocimiento expreso de la vigencia y el respeto debido a los intereses protegidos por el derecho humanitario, tal como lo es el principio de distinción, pues de lo contrario no existiría razón alguna para que el legislador hubiese creado esta clase de conductas punibles, si no es precisamente porque se dirigen a la preservación de un bien jurídico nuevo entre nosotros, como lo es el de los altos intereses que sustentan al Derecho Internacional de los Conflictos Armados. Ahora bien, para que los delitos ubicados en el Título II de la parte especial del código penal puedan ser aplicados, requieren que se de la presencia de un elemento normativo jurídico del tipo, cual es la existencia de una situación que pueda ser calificada como conflicto armado, para el caso colombiano, tendrá que revestir el carácter de interno. Lo anterior en la medida en que esta clase de tipos penales exigen que la conducta se desarrolle con ocasión o en desarrollo de conflicto armado. Siendo que se trata de un elemento normativo, de carácter jurídico, en Colombia no existe acuerdo sobre la existencia o no de una situación que pueda ser

  17. Os desafios do controle interno governamental diante da reforma do estado: o caso do programa de modernização do controle interno do estado da Paraíba (Promocin

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    Eudes Moacir Toscano Jr

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo desenvolver um estudo comparativo entre as atividades definidas no componenteauditoria e controle interno do Programa de Modernização do Controle Interno do Estado da Paraíba (Promocin - coordenado pela Secretaria do Controle da Despesa Pública (SCDP - e as diretrizes lançadas pelo processode reforma do Estado brasileiro para implantação do paradigma da administração pública gerencial no setor público. Esse paradigma aponta para um modelo de gestão do controle interno a posteriori, mais enfocado na avaliação dos resultados da aplicação dos recursos públicos do que no mero cumprimento das formalidades legaisaplicáveis às despesas públicas. O estudo foi realizado através de levantamentos bibliográficos e documentais acerca do tema, com o intuito de averiguar a consonância entre as atividades contempladas no Promocin e a tendência atual estabelecida pelos ventos da reforma do Estado para o perfil das entidades de auditoria e controle interno da esfera governamental. A pesquisa demonstrou a condição de vanguarda da Secretaria do Controle da Despesa Pública que, através do Promocin, vem procurando estabelecer ações de controle mais efetivas no processo de avaliação dos gastos públicos, possibilitando um considerável salto de qualidade nos serviços de auditoria interna no Poder Executivo estadual.

  18. ELEVACIÓN DE LA CALIDAD EN LOS SERVICIOS A PARTIR DE LA INTERRELACIÓN CLIENTES INTERNOS Y EXTERNOS

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    Idania Romero Perdomo

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    Este trabajo se realizó con el objetivo de diseñar una metodología que permita a las empresas medir y elevar la calidad en sus productos y/o servicios, aplicando el modelo de gestión de la calidad según ISO 9001:2008, integrado a requisitos vinculados con la formación del Capital Humano. Su aplicación garantiza a las organizaciones mayor confianza en la capacidad de sus productos y un marco para la mejora continua a partir de una mayor formación de los clientes internos. Al evaluar sus resultados en la práctica, las autoras comprobaron la correlación existente entre la satisfacción de los clientes internos y externos y un aumento de la productividad de la organización.

  19. Transporte y mercado interno en Colombia: una contribución a un debate hasta ahora desconocido, 1928-1950

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    Sebastián Villarreal Romero

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    Full Text Available Algunos autores sostienen que durante el siglo XIX y principios del XX, el desarrollo del mercado interno colombiano fue escaso como consecuencia del atrasado sistema de transportes. Sin embargo, otros autores atribuyen el pobre desarrollo de las vías de comunicación precisamente a la ausencia de un mercado interno consolidado. El documento establece los términos de este debate inadvertido hasta ahora en la literatura sobre la primera mitad del siglo XX, incluso en la historiografía económica colonial, proponiendo la prueba de causalidad de Granger (procedimiento Toda-Yamamoto como estrategia metodológica para contribuir empíricamente al debate.

  20. NCG53/11: Reglamento de R??gimen Interno del Departamento de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social

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    Reglamento de R??gimen Interno del Departamento de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social. Aprobado en sesi??n extraordinaria del Consejo de Gobierno de la Universidad de Granada celebrada el 10 de febrero de 2012.

  1. GESTIÓN DEL CONOCIMIENTO Y ORIENTACIÓN AL MARKETING INTERNO EN EL DESARROLLO DE VENTAJAS COMPETITIVAS EN EL SECTOR HOTELERO

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    Ruizalba Robledo, José Luis; Vallespín Arán; María; Pérez-Aranda, Javier

    2015-01-01

    La orientación al marketing interno (OMI) puede constituir una herramienta de gestión del conocimiento de los empleados que permita a las empresas desarrollar una ventaja competitiva en la medida en que genera...

  2. NCG56/31: Reglamento de R??gimen Interno del Departamento de Electromagnetismo y F??sica de la Materia

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    2012-01-01

    Reglamento de R??gimen Interno del Departamento de Electromagnetismo y F??sica de la Materia. Aprobado en sesi??n extraordinaria del Consejo de Gobierno de la Universidad de Granada celebrada el 20 de febrero de 2012.

  3. Derecho interno, derechos humanos y desmovilización de las AUC en Colombia 2002-2007

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    Pineda Bermúdez, Judith Esther; Sosa Posada, Juan Esteban Sosa Posada

    2007-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se hace un análisis del Proceso de desmovilización de los Paramilitares en Colombia, y para tal efecto se realiza un breve estudio del Derecho Internacional Público y de los Derechos Humanos. Sobre la Ley de Justicia y Paz se realiza un análisis a partir de los conceptos de Derecho Internacional y Derecho Interno, lo cual nos permitió llegar a las conclusiones contenidas en este trabajo.

  4. PROPOSICIÓN DE UN MÉTODO GERENCIAL PARA EL ANÁLISIS INTERNO DE LAS ORGANIZACIONES

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    Ricardo Messias Rossi

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se propone una secuencia de etapas para facilitar la planificación estratégica de las organizaciones. Esa secuencia de etapas, cuya base teórica es la Resource-Advantage Theory, fue transformada en un método gerencial de análisis interno para las organizaciones. Así, el objetivo general de este estudio es presentar un método, a partir del concepto de “recursos”, para el análisis interno de empresas insertas en un contexto de competición de mercado. Fue realizada una investigación exploratoria y un abordaje cualitativo. A partir de la revisión teórica de la literatura pertinente al tema, se construyó un método preliminar de análisis interno, posteriormente validado y mejorado a través de las informaciones recolectadas en la investigación de campo. La investigación de campo se ha basado en entrevistas y observaciones en empresas de la industria de defensivos agrícolas en Brasil. La versión final del método de análisis interno es constituida de seis etapas. Como resultado, el estudio propone una forma de operar el concepto de recursos. Desde el punto de vista gerencial, el estudio contribuye proporcionando a los gerentes un método de análisis que soporta las decisiones referentes a la gestión de recursos de la organización.

  5. Derecho interno, derechos humanos y desmovilización de las AUC en Colombia 2002-2007

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    Pineda Bermúdez, Judith Esther; Sosa Posada, Juan Esteban Sosa Posada

    2007-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se hace un análisis del Proceso de desmovilización de los Paramilitares en Colombia, y para tal efecto se realiza un breve estudio del Derecho Internacional Público y de los Derechos Humanos. Sobre la Ley de Justicia y Paz se realiza un análisis a partir de los conceptos de Derecho Internacional y Derecho Interno, lo cual nos permitió llegar a las conclusiones contenidas en este trabajo.

  6. IMPACTO DA CONSTRUÇÃO CIVIL NO PRODUTO INTERNO BRUTO BRASILEIRO

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    Janaildo Soares de Sousa

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available A falta de moradia sempre esteve presente na vida da grande maioria dos brasileiros. Com a finalidade de melhorar essa perspectiva, o governo brasileiro há anos vem atuando no setor habitacional mediante políticas habitacionais. Contudo, as ações realizadas durante todo esse tempo permaneceram insuficientes para mudar este panorama. Porém, recentemente, o Governo, por meio do Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento, inicia um programa habitacional em larga escala, denominado “Programa Minha Casa Minha Vida - PMCMV”. Esse Programa tem como finalidade proporcionar habitação às populações mais, bem como intensificar as atividades econômicas do setor da construção civil. Dessa forma, o presente trabalho tem como objetivo analisar o impacto da construção civil no Produto Interno Bruto – PIB antes e depois da crise econômica internacional de 2008/2009. Utilizou-se como instrumento metodológico estudos e pesquisas já realizadas sobre o tema na literatura, através de livros, monografias, dissertações, teses, revistas, artigos, além do uso de regressões econométricas. Os resultados indicam que os investimentos do PMCMV impactam positivamente o PIB brasileiro, o que resultou em uma medida para minimizar os efeitos da crise econômica internacional.

  7. Los efectos de la estimulación sobre el medio interno de los organismos

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    Carlos A. Bruner

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Los efectos de la estimulación no se limitan a la conducta ostensible de los organismos sino que incluyen el funcionamiento de su medio interno. Tales efectos se encuentran en un continuo, desde los nocivos hasta los benéficos para la salud. El extremo de los efectos nocivos es la muerte súbita de los sujetos. En este trabajo se describen dos experimentos realizados en el laboratorio del primer autor sobre eventos ambientales conducentes a una muerte súbita en ratas, así como sobre algunos eventos involucrados en alargar su expectativa de vida. Alejándose del extremo de los efectos letales de la estimulación se encuentran otros efectos nocivos que involucran la salud de los sujetos. En este trabajo también se describe un estudio con humanos en el que se exploró la influencia negativa o positiva de otras personas sobre su salud física y mental. Mientras que la contribución principal del trabajo con las ratas fue mostrar que existen variables que promueven la supervivencia en una situación amenazante a la vida, en el estudio con sujetos humanos, la contribución principal fue relacionar los hallazgos con el concepto Pavloviano del Efecto de la Persona

  8. LOS EFECTOS DE LA ESTIMULACIÓN SOBRE EL MEDIO INTERNO DE LOS ORGANISMOS

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    Laura Acuña

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Los efectos de la estimulación no se limitan a la conducta ostensible de los organismos sino que incluyen el funcionamiento de su medio interno. Tales efectos se encuentran en un continuo, desde los nocivos hasta los benéficos para la salud. El extremo de los efectos nocivos es la muerte súbita de los sujetos. En este trabajo se describen dos experimentos realizados en el laboratorio del primer autor sobre eventos ambientales conducentes a una muerte súbita en ratas, así como sobre algunos eventos involucrados en alargar su expectativa de vida. Alejándose del extremo de los efectos letales de la estimulación se encuentran otros efectos nocivos que involucran la salud de los sujetos. En este trabajo también se describe un estudio con humanos en el que se exploró la influencia negativa o positiva de otras personas sobre su salud física y mental. Mientras que la contribución principal del trabajo con las ratas fue mostrar que existen variables que promueven la supervivencia en una situación amenazante a la vida, en el estudio con sujetos humanos, la contribución principal fue relacionar los hallazgos con el concepto Pavloviano del Efecto de la Persona.

  9. Desastres, desplazamiento interno y migración laboral en la Sierra de Chiapas

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    Germán MARTÍNEZ-VELASCO

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    Full Text Available Derivado de un escenario global de cambio climático, el huracán Stan (2005 impactó severa - mente a la región Sierra en el estado de Chiapas y devino en el mayor desplazamiento interno de personas de la entidad. Una parte de la población de la región sufrió una repentina pérdida de sus bienes y fue reubicada en lugares circunvecinos en medio de acciones improvisadas por parte de organismos públicos, sin atender los protocolos internacionales en la materia. Para analizar el proceso de reubicación y sus consecuencias, se llevó a cabo un estudio de desplazados en dos co - munidades denominadas “fraccionamientos”. En los nuevos lugares de asentamiento, los medios de vida existentes fueron más precarios que los de los anteriores lugares de residencia, motivo por el cual los desplazados no han podido acceder a satisfactores de bienestar general ni man - tener el acostumbrado patrón de migración internacional que antes del desplazamiento tenían. En cambio, las actuales condiciones han propiciado una migración tipo commuter , situación que desde décadas atrás, esa misma población había superado.

  10. El Endomarketing: aplicado al talento clave interno en el sector salud

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    Luis Alfredo Jiménez Rodríguez

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo, tiene como objetivo presentar el endomarketing como herramienta gerencial y proceso de gestión, tomando en consideración el actual contexto de cambios en el sector salud, en especial lo acaecido en las Instituciones prestadoras de salud públicas y privadas, además, exige el desarrollo de habilidades que están directamente relacionadas con la introducción en las formas de organización del trabajo. Nuestra reflexión deja algunos puntos importantes para ser analizados por los gerentes del sector salud, en la búsqueda de mejores caminos y alternativas para la formación de su personal con una mayor satisfacción en el trabajo, con competencia para gestionar los servicios de salud y con elevado sentido de espiritualidad corporativa que asegure el factor clave en pro de la competitividad y la responsabilidad social organizacional. El gran desafío del endomarkeing es, por lo tanto, conciliar los objetivos e intereses del recurso humano interno a las necesidades y expectativas del público externo de la organización.

  11. Conflicto Armado Interno vs. Amenaza Terrorista: La Disputa por un Concepto

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    Juan Gonzalo Betancur B.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los aspectos más polémicos del mandato del presidente colombiano Álvaro Uribe Vélez (2002-2010 fue el cambio de denominación que hizo su gobierno al conflicto armado interno que vive el país desde hace medio siglo. Según él, en Colombia no ha habido ni hay un conflicto armado, sino una "amenaza terrorista". Ello implicó, cerrar la opción a que los grupos armados, en especial los guerrilleros, fueran considerados actores políticos, a una solución política negociada a la confrontación. El artículo analiza los argumentos centrales de esa postura política e ideológica, y plantea que el asunto hace parte de la disputa conceptual por lograr el control del lenguaje sobre dicho conflicto armado o lo que el historiador y filósofo alemán Reinhart Koselleck define como una "lucha por las denominaciones".

  12. Optical Coherence Tomography Observation of Gonio Structures during Microhook Ab Interno Trabeculotomy

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    Masaki Tanito

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    Full Text Available Introduction. Intraoperative observation of ocular structures using microscope-integrated optical coherence tomography (iOCT has been adopted recently. I report my initial feasibility assessment of iOCT for the incised trabecular meshwork observation during microhook ab interno trabeculotomy. Case Series. Both the nasal and temporal sides or either side of the trabecular meshwork/inner wall of Schlemm’s canal was incised more than 3 clock hours. After then, under observation using a Swan-Jacob gonioprism lens with the real-time 5-line scan mode, OCT images of the area were successfully acquired in 10 (83% of 12 sides in nine eyes. Based on the appearance of the acquired images of the 10 sides, the trabeculotomy cleft could be classified into three incisional patterns, that is, six (60% anterior-opening patterns (posterior-based flap, three (30% middle-opening patterns (posterior- and anterior-based flaps, and one (10% posterior-opening pattern (anterior-based flap, according to the predominant locations of the trabecular meshwork flaps. Conclusion. Intraoperative observation of the gonio structures including the trabeculotomy cleft was feasible using the RESCAN 700 in combination with a gonioprism.

  13. Introducción de momentos internos de torsión mediante pretensado

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    Johannson, J.

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    Full Text Available In this article the possibility is being studied of transferring bending moments to the ground by means of torsional strength of a beam. This avoids the need to subject columns to high torsional stresses. This system, by prestressing, induces internal moments which compensate the torsional moment. This reduces, or eliminates, under certain loading cases, the angular deflection due to torsion couples. Primarily, a study is carried out on this type torsion — with the example of a simple hollow beam, in corbel,En este artículo se estudia la posibilidad de transferir momentos al firme mediante la resistencia torsional de una viga, evitándose así soluciones de pilas o pilares solicitados fuertemente por torsión y creando, mediante pretensado, momentos internos que contrarresten directamente al momento torsor actuante, con lo cual se reduce e incluso se elimina, para ciertos casos de carga, el giro de la sección debido al par torsor. En primer lugar se lleva a cabo un estudio de este tipo de torsión con el ejemplo sencillo de una viga hueca, en voladizo, solicitada en un extremo por un par torsor.

  14. Análisis de la fundamentación del modelo estándar de control interno, meci 1000:2005

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    Omar De Jesús Montilla Galvis

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available El Gobierno colombiano, con el Decreto 1599 de 2005, estableció el Modelo Estándar de Control Interno para Entidades del Estado, MECI 1000:2005, para unificar el Control Interno Estatal. El modelo requiere cuatro etapas para su implementación; consta de tres subsistemas, nueve componentes y 29 elementos, la interrelación de éstos conforma el sistema.

  15. Implicancias del control interno en la gestión de las compañías de seguros de Lima Metropolitana 2011-2012

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    García Valdeavellano, Lourdes Nelly

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    Propone diversas mejoras en los sistemas de control interno de las compañías de seguros, cuyo objetivo es impulsar su fortalecimiento, actualización e implementación. Desarrolla además la importancia del control interno como herramienta de seguridad para que las operaciones de este tipo de compañía se realicen salvaguardando sus activos y, al mismo tiempo, reduciendo la posibilidad de errores.

  16. Análisis de la fundamentación del modelo estándar de control interno, meci 1000:2005

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    2007-01-01

    El Gobierno colombiano, con el Decreto 1599 de 2005, estableció el Modelo Estándar de Control Interno para Entidades del Estado, MECI 1000:2005, para unificar el Control Interno Estatal. El modelo requiere cuatro etapas para su implementación; consta de tres subsistemas, nueve componentes y 29 elementos, la interrelación de éstos conforma el sistema.

  17. A corrupção e os controles internos do estado Corruption and the state's internal controls

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    Marcelo Araújo

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available O artigo pretende reavaliar a importância dos Controles Internos da Administração Pública a partir de uma interpretação dada pela Teoria de Agência. O texto argumenta que os Controles Internos, definidos como os controles exercidos por uma organização sobre si própria, podem tornar-se os principais controles sobre a burocracia. O artigo conclui argumentando que os Controles Internos deveriam ser encarados como sendo parte integrante de um sistema de controles político-democráticos.This article intends to reevaluate the importance of the Internal Controls Systems of the Public Administration from an interpretation given by the Theory of Agency. This text argues that the Internal Controls, defined as the control exerted for an organization on itself, can become the main control on the bureaucracy and that the Internal Controls should be seen as part of a system of political-democratic control.

  18. Procedimiento para la Gestión de la Supervisión y Monitoreo del Control Interno

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    Leudis Orlando Vega-de la Cruz

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    Full Text Available El control interno es un proceso llevado a cabo por las personas de una organización, diseñado con el fin de proporcionar un grado de seguridad "razonable" para la consecución de sus objetivos. El componente Supervisión y Monitoreo está dirigido a la detección de errores e irregularidades que no fueron detectados con las actividades de control, permitiendo realizarlas correcciones y modificaciones necesarias. La no comprensión del control interno como una función de la dirección y de cada uno de los procesos de la organización y el desconocimiento de los directivos a la evaluación de este conllevó al diseño de un procedimiento para implementar el componente supervisión y monitoreo del control interno para resolver las necesidades de esta investigación. En su concepción lo integran cuatro fases destinadas al establecimiento de los contextos en una preparación inicial, la planificación de las acciones, la implementación y la evaluación y ajustes de las acciones.

  19. Factores asociados a la calificación del Examen Nacional de Medicina 2012 en internos de la UNMSM

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    Fernando Ricardo Arenas-Significación

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El Examen Nacional de Medicina (ENAM es una herramienta que mide los conocimientos y el raciocinio clínico del interno como una forma de aproximarse a evaluar la calidad educativa. Objetivo: Determinar los factores asociados a la calificación del ENAM 2012 en internos de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM. Diseño: Estudio transversal. Lugar: Facultad de Medicina Humana de la UNMSM, Lima, Perú. Participantes: Internos de Medicina Humana 2012. Intervenciones: Se analizó fuentes secundarias con el método de regresión logística binaria. Se determinó los coeficientes de correlación de Pearson y Spearman, así como la prueba t student. Principales medidas de resultados: Promedios de las calificaciones del ENAM, pertenencia a la promoción ingresante, sede hospitalaria de internado, orden de mérito según promedio ponderado universitario (PPU. Resultados: Los factores asociados a un mejor puntaje en el ENAM fueron pertenecer a la promoción ingresante 2006, realizar internado en EsSalud y ubicarse en el tercio superior y medio. Conclusiones: La pertenencia a la promoción ingresante 2006, la sede hospitalaria de internado y el orden de mérito según el PPU fueron factores asociados a obtener una calificación mayor o igual a trece en el ENAM 2012.

  20. Osteomielitis vertebral piógena Pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis

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    Pedro P. Perrotti

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available La osteomielitis vertebral piógena (OVP es una localización poco frecuente (2-7% Se confirma con el aislamiento de un microorganismo de una vértebra, disco intervertebral, absceso epidural o paravertebral. Se describe una serie de casos por la infrecuente presentación de esta enfermedad, que puede ser consulta inicial en los servicios de clínica médica y por su sintomatología inespecífica que supone una dificultad diagnóstica. Tanto la columna lumbar como la dorsal fueron los sitios más afectados. El dolor dorsolumbar y la paraparesia fueron los síntomas más frecuentes de presentación. En ocho pacientes se aislaron Staphylococcus aureus, en uno Escherichia coli y en el restante Haemophylus sp. Se observó leucocitosis sólo en tres pacientes, y en dos velocidad de sedimentación globular mayor de 100 mm/h. Los diez pacientes presentaron imágenes características de osteomielitis vertebral piógena en la resonancia nuclear magnética. Dentro de las complicaciones, los abscesos paravertebrales y epidurales fueron los más frecuentes (en cinco enfermos. Además, un paciente presentó empiema pleural. De los diez pacientes de esta serie, siete recibieron inicialmente tratamiento médico empírico y luego específico para el germen aislado. En los restantes el tratamiento fue guiado de acuerdo al antibiograma. A dos enfermos fue necesario realizarles laminectomía descompresiva por compromiso de partes blandas y a otros dos estabilización quirúrgica por inestabilidad espinal, observándose buena evolución en todos los casos. Esta serie demuestra que, ante un paciente con dolor dorsolumbar y síntomas neurológicos se deberá tener en cuenta esta entidad para evitar un retraso en el tratamiento.Pyogenic osteomyelitis seldom affects the spine (2-7%. It is diagnosed by the isolation of a bacterial agent in the vertebral body, the intervertebral disks or from paravertebral or epidural abscesses. We report a retrospective study of ten

  1. Limitaciones del Transporte Aerocomercial al desarrollo del turismo. Análisis de caso: transporte interno en Argentina

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    Noemí Wallingre

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Desde sus orígenes el transporte aéreo fue fundamental para el impulso del turismo siendo sus avances en muchos países de forma interdependiente. Aparentemente, no es el caso argentino a pesar de la contribución que esa modalidad del transporte, representa para el sector turismo. En 1989 Argentina aprobó una Reforma del Estado que produjo importantes transformaciones que afectaron tanto al transporte aéreo como al turismo. Este artículo analizará esas transformaciones y el impacto que produjeron sobre la oferta y la demanda del transporte aéreo interno; así como sobre la relación entre el crecimiento de la demanda turística, la participación del turismo sobre los ingresos y el empleo, el incremento del alojamiento y el transporte aerocomercial. Para el transporte aerocomercial interno se analizará la variación en la cantidad de vuelos semanales, empresas, flotas y en el tráfico regular de pasajeros El estudio se extenderá entre 1990-2007. Se procurará demostrar las limitaciones que sobre el desarrollo del turismo puede producir la ausencia de políticas para el crecimiento del transporte aerocomercial interno. En síntesis, el trabajo se propone los siguientes objetivos: – Presentar las transformaciones desde la implementación de la Reforma del Estado argentino en el transporte aerocomercial interno y el turismo. – Indagar sobre la relación existente entre el crecimiento de los movimientos turísticos, la oferta de alojamiento y el transporte aéreo, y de la participación del turismo sobre los ingresos por exportación. – Reflexionar sobre el impacto en el desarrollo del turismo de la falta de políticas en el transporte aéreo interno, y en la coordinación entre ambos sectores.

  2. Limitaciones del Transporte Aerocomercial al desarrollo del turismo. Análisis de caso: transporte interno en Argentina

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    MG. Noemí Wallingre

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Desde sus orígenes el transporte aéreo fue fundamental para el impulso del turismo siendo sus avances en muchos países de forma interdependiente. Aparentemente, no es el caso argentino a pesar de la contribución que esa modalidad del transporte, representa para el sector turismo. En 1989 Argentina aprobó una Reforma del Estado que produjo importantes transformaciones que afectaron tanto al transporte aéreo como al turismo. Este artículo analizará esas transformaciones y el impacto que produjeron sobre la oferta y la demanda del transporte aéreo interno; así como sobre la relación entre el crecimiento de la demanda turística, la participación del turismo sobre los ingresos y el empleo, el incremento del alojamiento y el transporte aerocomercial. Para el transporte aerocomercial interno se analizará la variación en la cantidad de vuelos semanales, empresas, flotas y en el tráfico regular de pasajeros El estudio se extenderá entre 1990-2007. Se procurará demostrar las limitaciones que sobre el desarrollo del turismo puede producir la ausencia de políticas para el crecimiento del transporte aerocomercial interno. En síntesis, el trabajo se propone los siguientes objetivos: – Presentar las transformaciones desde la implementación de la Reforma del Estado argentino en el transporte aerocomercial interno y el turismo. – Indagar sobre la relación existente entre el crecimiento de los movimientos turísticos, la oferta de alojamiento y el transporte aéreo, y de la participación del turismo sobre los ingresos por exportación. Reflexionar sobre el impacto en el desarrollo del turismo de la falta de políticas en el transporte aéreo interno, y en la coordinación entre ambos sectores.

  3. Evolutionary Specialization of Tactile Perception in Vertebrates.

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    Schneider, Eve R; Gracheva, Elena O; Bagriantsev, Slav N

    2016-05-01

    Evolution has endowed vertebrates with the remarkable tactile ability to explore the world through the perception of physical force. Yet the sense of touch remains one of the least well understood senses at the cellular and molecular level. Vertebrates specializing in tactile perception can highlight general principles of mechanotransduction. Here, we review cellular and molecular adaptations that underlie the sense of touch in typical and acutely mechanosensitive vertebrates.

  4. Avascular necrosis of a vertebral body

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    HUANG Sheng-li; SHI Wei; HE Xi-jing

    2009-01-01

    @@ Avascular necrosis of a vertebral body,a relatively uncommon entity,is caused by malicgnancy,infection,radiation,systemic stemid treatment,trauma,and the ike.1 Vertebral osteonecrosis induced by trauma is called Kümmell's disease,because it was initially described by Hermann KLimmell of Germany in 1891.2 This paper reported a young female with posttraumatic vertebral osteonecrosis and analyzed the causes.She was treated by thoracoscopic Surgery successfully.

  5. Evolutionary Specialization of Tactile Perception in Vertebrates

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    Schneider, Eve R.

    2016-01-01

    Evolution has endowed vertebrates with the remarkable tactile ability to explore the world through the perception of physical force. Yet the sense of touch remains one of the least well understood senses at the cellular and molecular level. Vertebrates specializing in tactile perception can highlight general principles of mechanotransduction. Here, we review cellular and molecular adaptations that underlie the sense of touch in typical and acutely mechanosensitive vertebrates. PMID:27053733

  6. Vertebrate pressure-gradient receivers.

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    Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jakob

    2011-03-01

    The eardrums of all terrestrial vertebrates (tetrapods) are connected through Eustachian tubes or interaural canals. In some of the animals, these connections create pressure-gradient directionality, an enhanced directionality by interaction of sound arriving at both sides of the eardrum and strongly dependent on interaural transmission attenuation. Even though the tympanic middle ear has originated independently in the major tetrapod groups, in each group the ancestral condition probably was that the two middle ears were exposed in the mouth cavity with relatively high interaural transmission. Recent vertebrates form a continuum from perfect interaural transmission (0 dB in a certain frequency band) and pronounced eardrum directionality (30-40 dB) in the lizards, over somewhat attenuated transmission and limited directionality in birds and frogs, to the strongly attenuated interaural transmission and functionally isolated pressure receiver ears in the mammals. Since some of the binaural interaction already takes place at the eardrum in animals with strongly coupled ears, producing enhanced interaural time and level differences, the subsequent neural processing may be simpler. In robotic simulations of lizards, simple binaural subtraction (EI cells, found in brainstem nuclei of both frogs and lizards) produces strongly lateralized responses that are sufficient for steering the animal robustly to sound sources.

  7. Estrategia para desarrollar la perspectiva Procesos internos en un laboratorio de pruebas de software

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    Tayché Capote García

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Las organizaciones deben brindar sus bienes o servicios con un alto grado de calidad, garantizando la satisfacción de sus clientes. Las normas, contribuyen a la estandarización de los procesos de las organizaciones, para lograr su acreditación y certificación a partir de estas, con reconocimiento a escala internacional. Las actividades relacionadas con las pruebas de software, se brindan como tendencia actual, bajo el principio del outsourcing en las Factorías de Pruebas. Existen modelos de referencia para estas organizaciones, los cuales definen un conjunto de buenas prácticas a realizar, con el objetivo de llevar a cabo una mejora de procesos. Sin embargo, no toman en cuenta lo definido en las normas de la Organización Internacional de Normalización, en función de facilitar la acreditación y certificación del laboratorio de pruebas y lograr un aumento en la eficiencia de las pruebas. En este trabajo se presenta una estrategia para desarrollar la perspectiva procesos internos en un laboratorio de pruebas de software que brinda servicios outsourcing, facilitando su acreditación y certificación, así como un aumento en la eficiencia de las pruebas de software. La propuesta considera las normas NC-ISO/IEC 9001: 2008, NC-ISO/IEC 17025:2006 y NC- ISO/IEC 9126-1:2005. Se elaboró la Guía de requisitos complementarios, esencial para la interpretación de la norma de acreditación. Se aplicó la propuesta en un entorno real, evidenciándose excelentes resultados en los tres métodos aplicados para su validación.

  8. Gonioscopic ab interno laser sclerostomy. A pilot study in glaucoma patients.

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    Latina, M A; Melamed, S; March, W F; Kass, M A; Kolker, A E

    1992-11-01

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of gonioscopic ab interno laser sclerostomy (GLS) in patients with glaucoma. The technique of GLS involves iontophoresis of methylene blue dye (1%) at the limbus to focally dye the sclera and to provide subsequent delivery of 10-microsecond pulsed laser energy to the dyed area through a goniolens. The laser emits at 660 nm, a wavelength that is maximally absorbed by the methylene blue dye. Patients were evaluated for fistula formation, intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction, and adverse sequelae. Thirty-eight treatments were performed in 35 eyes. Successful complete sclerostomies were achieved in 21 eyes (55%), which was associated with an acute mean reduction in IOP of 23 mmHg. Mean preoperative IOP for all patients was 35 mmHg, and 1 hour after treatment it was reduced to 18.5 mmHg. In 4 of the 38 treatments, there was no acute IOP reduction, and these eyes were judged as failures. The mean follow-up time was 8.2 months with a maximum follow-up of 15 months. By 9 months, 50% of patients had an IOP of 22 mmHg or lower. The number of antiglaucoma medications decreased from 3.1 to 1.7 for all eyes over the 15-month follow-up period. Hyphemas (13%) were the only major complication, and these resolved spontaneously. In only one case did the IOP increase after the procedure. The results of this trial indicate that GLS is technically feasible, and preliminary results of IOP control are promising.

  9. EL DESEQUILIBRIO INTERNO COMO EL PRINCIPAL PROBLEMA A RESOLVER POR LAS CIUDADES LATINOAMERICANAS

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    Jorge Moscato

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Si se tuviera que resumir en un tema el principal conflicto de las ciudades contemporáneas este seria el desequilibrio interno entre sus partes, que es la madre de todos sus problemas. Las grandes ciudades latinoamericanas presentan una situación de desequilibrio a partir del fenómeno de desplazamiento de las áreas centrales, modificando las características económicas y sociales, junto con los atributos simbólicos del centro. Esta problemática es consecuencia de la modernidad, del pensamiento positivista y del modelo de producción implementado, que arrasó con las estructuras tradicionales y con las redes de protección social. Un uso del suelo simple y poco elaborado, procesos de urbanización con sistemas segregados, transportes inadecuados y no reconocer el medio ambiente natural, significan un despilfarro de recursos económicos y una crisis permanente a la que son sometidas vidas humanas. Una política pública en materia de urbanismo debe dirigir sus acciones hacia tres sectores: grandes inversores, sectores medios y sectores populares, y debe ser evaluada en función de su capacidad para intervenir en pos de recuperar el equilibrio perdido, orientando la inversión pública conforme a nuevos objetivos e induciendo a la inversión privada a un rol más complejo relacionado con el bien común. Iniciado el siglo XXI, es necesario reformular conceptos a favor de construir una sociedad más justa sobre la base de una nueva teoría y práctica urbanístico-arquitectónica para nuestras ciudades. El mundo está definiendo nuevos paradigmas. En un mundo multipolar cada región parece tener por primera vez la posibilidad de redefinir sus propios paradigmas de desarrollo.

  10. Escurecimento interno de pêra asiática 'Ya Li' durante o armazenamento refrigerado

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    BRACKMANN AURI

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A pêra 'Ya Li' apresenta escurecimento da polpa poucos dias após o armazenamento refrigerado. Este trabalho objetivou avaliar condições de armazenamento visando a diminuir os danos pela baixa temperatura inicial em peras 'Ya Li'. As condições iniciais estabelecidas foram: 1 0ºC; 2 5ºC, nos 10 primeiros dias, com redução de 0,7ºC por dia, durante sete dias; 3 10ºC nos 10 primeiros dias, com redução de 1,4ºC por dia, durante sete dias; 4 10º C nos 10 primeiros dias, com redução de 1,4ºC por dia, durante sete dias, sempre em atmosfera controlada (2,0kPa de O2 e < 1,0kPa de CO2; 5 10ºC nos 10 dias iniciais, com posterior exposição direta dos frutos a 0ºC. Em seqüência aos tratamentos iniciais, os frutos foram submetidos ao armazenamento refrigerado a 0ºC, com exceção do tratamento "4" que foi mantido continuamente em atmosfera controlada. Após 52 dias de armazenamento, verificou-se escurecimento interno, superior a 68% em todos os tratamentos. As temperaturas mais elevadas, no início, não evitaram a ocorrência do escurecimento durante o armazenamento.

  11. Pseudo-aneurisma de artéria tibial posterior pós-tratamento de fratura de perna com fixador externo: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Pseudoaneurysm of the posterior tibial artery after external fixation for leg fracture: case report and review of the literature

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    Domingos de Morais Filho

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho descreve um caso de pseudo-aneurisma da artéria tibial posterior devido ao uso de fixador externo para tratamento de fratura dos ossos da perna (técnica de Ilizarov, bem como as técnicas utilizadas para seu tratamento. A compressão guiada por ultra-som e a injeção de trombina guiada por ultra-som foram realizadas, sem sucesso. O tratamento definitivo do pseudo-aneurisma e reconstrução arterial foi conseguido através do tratamento cirúrgico clássico, usando enxerto interposto de veia safena magna homóloga invertida. As indicações, vantagens e desvantagens das técnicas de tratamento não invasivo (compressão guiada por ultra-som e injeção de trombina guiada por ultra-som e as possíveis causas de sua incapacidade na obliteração do pseudo-aneurisma são discutidas. Também foi realizada a revisão de casos de pseudo-aneurisma da artéria tibial posterior na literatura médica, encontrando-se apenas um caso semelhante, entre 24 publicados.We describe a case of pseudoaneurysm in the posterior tibial artery following treatment for tibial and fibula fractures using external fixation (Ilizarov technique, as well as the techniques used for its treatment. Ultrasound-guided compression and ultrasound-guided thrombin injection were unsuccessfully performed. Definite treatment of pseudoaneurysm and arterial reconstruction was achieved through the traditional surgical treatment, using interposed graft of inverted homologous great saphenous vein. Indications, advantages and disadvantages of noninvasive treatment techniques (ultrasound-guided compression and ultrasound-guided thrombin injection and the possible causes of their inability in obliterating the pseudoaneurysm are discussed. A literature review of pseudoaneurysms of the posterior tibial artery was also carried out, resulting in only one similar case out of 24 published cases.

  12. Fixador esquelético pino-resina acrílica e enxerto ósseo esponjoso no tratamento de complicações secundárias à imobilização inadequada de fratura do rádio e ulna em cães Acrylic-pin external fixator and cancellous bone graft in the treatment of complications caused by inadequate immobilization of radius and ulna fracture in dogs

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    Sheila Canevese Rahal

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a eficácia do fixador esquelético pino-resina, configuração tipo II, coadjuvado pelo enxerto ósseo esponjoso autólogo, no tratamento das complicações secundárias à imobilização inadequada de fraturas do rádio e ulna em 10 cães, com peso entre 1,8 e 33,6 kg. Detectou-se não-união (n=4, osteomielite (n=1, má-união (n=1, falência ou quebra de implante (n=4, sendo 60% das lesões referente ao uso prévio de pino intramedular no rádio. A montagem do fixador foi realizada com transfixação de pinos lisos em sua maioria angulados, cujas extremidades excedentes foram dobradas e estabilizadas com resina acrílica. Em todos os casos, utilizou-se enxerto esponjoso autólogo fresco, após debridamento do foco de fratura. O tempo de permanência do aparelho variou entre 45 dias e 5 meses e a maior complicação foi o afrouxamento dos pinos transfixantes. A consolidação das fraturas ocorreu por formação de calo periosteal de mínimo a moderado, indicando boa rigidez da montagem.The aim of this study was to evaluate the acrylic-pin external fixator, type II-configuration, and cancellous bone autograft for treating complications of radius and ulna fractures in 10 dogs weighing between 1.8 and 33.6 kg. Nonunion (n=4, osteomyelitis (n=1, malunion (n=1, failure or breakage of implant (n=4 were detected, and 60 % of them were associated with previous intramedullary pin placement in the radius. The fixator frame was constructed using most of the smooth transfixation pins angled. The fixation rods were constructed by placing acrylic resin over the ends of the transfixation pins that were previously bent. In all cases fresh cancellous bone autograft was used after cleaning of the fracture site. The permanence time of the external fixator ranged from 45 days to 5 months, and the most important complication was pin loosening. Fracture healing was by minimal to moderate periosteal callus, suggesting good rigidity

  13. What is the general action of ghrelin for vertebrates? - comparisons of ghrelin's effects across vertebrates.

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    Kaiya, Hiroyuki; Kangawa, Kenji; Miyazato, Mikiya

    2013-01-15

    Ten years and more passed since ghrelin was discovered. Various physiological actions of ghrelin have been documented in both mammalian and nonmammalian vertebrates. Do these actions have any commonality? In this review, we focused on several effects of ghrelin, and compared the effect across vertebrates. We would like to discuss possible general function of ghrelin in vertebrates.

  14. Third-generation percutaneous vertebral augmentation systems

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    Galzio, Renato; Kazakova, Anna; Pantalone, Andrea; Grillea, Giovanni; Bartolo, Marcello; Salini, Vincenzo; Magliani, Vincenzo

    2016-01-01

    Currently, there is no general consensus about the management of osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVF). In the past, conservative treatment for at least one month was deemed appropriate for the majority of vertebral fractures. When pain persisted after conservative treatment, it was necessary to consider surgical interventions including: vertebroplasty for vertebral fractures with less than 30% loss of height of the affected vertebral body and kyphoplasty for vertebral fractures with greater than 30% loss of height. Currently, this type of treatment is not feasible. Herein we review the characteristics and methods of operation of three of the most common percutaneous vertebral augmentation systems (PVAS) for the treatment of OVF: Vertebral Body Stenting® (VBS), OsseoFix® and Spine Jack®. VBS is a titanium device accompanied by a hydraulic (as opposed to mechanical) working system which allows a partial and not immediate possibility to control the opening of the device. On the other hand, OsseoFix® and Spine Jack® are accompanied by a mechanical working system which allows a progressive and controlled reduction of the vertebral fracture. Another important aspect to consider is the vertebral body height recovery. OsseoFix® has an indirect mechanism of action: the compaction of the trabecular bone causes an increase in the vertebral body height. Unlike the Vertebral Body Stenting® and Spine Jack®, the OsseoFix® has no direct lift mechanism. Therefore, for these characteristics and for the force that this device is able to provide. In our opinion, Spine Jack® is the only device also suitable for the treatment OVF, traumatic fracture (recent, old or inveterate) and primary or secondary bone tumors. PMID:27683690

  15. Vertebral Geometry Parameters Can Predict Fractures

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    P Tofighi

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this study was to investigate vertebral geometry changes and determine cutoff value of vertebral height to predict fractures. Methods: In a cross-sectional study, 280 postmenopausal women recruited .In all subjects bone mineral density and radiog¬raphy of the lumbar spine performed. Lateral radiographs were evaluated for identification of vertebral fractures, using a validated semiquantitative method. T-score of vertebral height was calculated based on data extracted from Iranian Multi¬center Osteoporosis Study. ROC curve used to determine cut off value of vertebral height T-score to predict fractures. Results: The mean of age and BMI were 55.34±8.7 years and 27.73±5 kg/m2, respectively. Among osteoporotic women, 59.8% had one or more vertebral fractures and 23.8% had at least 2 fractures. In fracture group the T-score of spine and femur BMD was lower than the others. The mean of vertebral height in women without fractures was 12.94±0.6 cm, and in the patient with 4 or more fractures was12.3, thus every fracture accompany with 1.2% decreases in the height of vertebrae. The prevalence of vertebral fracture in osteoporotic patients was 71.4% and in healthy cases 39.5%. Better estimation of vertebral height T score in ROC curve was less than -0.7.The sensitivity and specificity of the cut off value were 81.3% and 52.9%, respectively. Conclusion: Vertebral fractures are common fractures in postmenopausal women. There was a correlation between verte¬bral height and fractures. Vertebral geometric parameters especially height T score can be used for fracture screening.

  16. Building the backbone: the development and evolution of vertebral patterning.

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    Fleming, Angeleen; Kishida, Marcia G; Kimmel, Charles B; Keynes, Roger J

    2015-05-15

    The segmented vertebral column comprises a repeat series of vertebrae, each consisting of two key components: the vertebral body (or centrum) and the vertebral arches. Despite being a defining feature of the vertebrates, much remains to be understood about vertebral development and evolution. Particular controversy surrounds whether vertebral component structures are homologous across vertebrates, how somite and vertebral patterning are connected, and the developmental origin of vertebral bone-mineralizing cells. Here, we assemble evidence from ichthyologists, palaeontologists and developmental biologists to consider these issues. Vertebral arch elements were present in early stem vertebrates, whereas centra arose later. We argue that centra are homologous among jawed vertebrates, and review evidence in teleosts that the notochord plays an instructive role in segmental patterning, alongside the somites, and contributes to mineralization. By clarifying the evolutionary relationship between centra and arches, and their varying modes of skeletal mineralization, we can better appreciate the detailed mechanisms that regulate and diversify vertebral patterning.

  17. Vertebral osteomyelitis: clinical features and diagnosis.

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    Eren Gök, S; Kaptanoğlu, E; Celikbaş, A; Ergönül, O; Baykam, N; Eroğlu, M; Dokuzoğuz, B

    2014-10-01

    We aimed to describe clinical and diagnostic features of vertebral osteomyelitis for differential diagnosis and treatment. This is a prospective observational study performed between 2002 and 2012 in Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital in Ankara, Turkey. All the patients with vertebral osteomyelitis were followed for from 6 months to 3 years. In total, 214 patients were included in the study, 113 out of 214 (53%) were female. Out of 214 patients, 96 (45%) had brucellar vertebral osteomyelitis (BVO), 63 (29%) had tuberculous vertebral osteomyelitis (TVO), and 55 (26%) had pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (PVO). Mean number of days between onset of symptoms and establishment of diagnosis was greater with the patients with TVO (266 days) than BVO (115 days) or PVO (151 days, p 15 mm, sensitivity was 0.66, specificity was 0.97, positive predictive value was 0.89, negative predictive value was 0.88, and receiver operating characteristics area was 0.8. Tuberculous and brucellar vertebral osteomyelitis remained the leading causes of vertebral osteomyelitis with delayed diagnosis. In differential diagnosis of vertebral osteomyelitis, consumption of unpasteurized cheese, dealing with husbandry, sweating, arthralgia, hepatomegaly, elevated alanine transaminase, and lumbar involvement in magnetic resonance imaging were found to be predictors of BVO, thoracic involvement in magnetic resonance imaging and tuberculin skin test > 15 mm were found to be predictors of TVO, and history of spinal surgery and leucocytosis were found to be predictors of PVO.

  18. High-altitude adaptations in vertebrate hemoglobins

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    Weber, Roy E.

    2007-01-01

    Vertebrates at high altitude are subjected to hypoxic conditions that challenge aerobic metabolism. O2 transport from the respiratory surfaces to tissues requires matching between the O2 loading and unloading tensions and theO2-affinity of blood, which is an integrated function of hemoglobin......, birds and ectothermic vertebrates at high altitude....

  19. The evolution of adaptive immunity in vertebrates.

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    Hirano, Masayuki; Das, Sabyasachi; Guo, Peng; Cooper, Max D

    2011-01-01

    Approximately 500 million years ago, two types of recombinatorial adaptive immune systems (AISs) arose in vertebrates. The jawed vertebrates diversify their repertoire of immunoglobulin domain-based T and B cell antigen receptors mainly through the rearrangement of V(D)J gene segments and somatic hypermutation, but none of the fundamental AIS recognition elements in jawed vertebrates have been found in jawless vertebrates. Instead, the AIS of jawless vertebrates is based on variable lymphocyte receptors (VLRs) that are generated through recombinatorial usage of a large panel of highly diverse leucine-rich-repeat (LRR) sequences. Whereas the appearance of transposon-like, recombination-activating genes contributed uniquely to the origin of the AIS in jawed vertebrates, the use of activation-induced cytidine deaminase for receptor diversification is common to both the jawed and jawless vertebrates. Despite these differences in anticipatory receptor construction, the basic AIS design featuring two interactive T and B lymphocyte arms apparently evolved in an ancestor of jawed and jawless vertebrates within the context of preexisting innate immunity and has been maintained since as a consequence of powerful and enduring selection, most probably for pathogen defense purposes.

  20. The MHC molecules of nonmammalian vertebrates

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    Kaufman, J; Skjoedt, K; Salomonsen, J

    1990-01-01

    to develop. There is no molecular evidence yet to decide whether vertebrate immune systems (and particularly the MHC molecules) are evolutionarily related to invertebrate allorecognition systems, and the functional evidence can be interpreted either way. Even among the vertebrates, there is great...

  1. High-altitude adaptations in vertebrate hemoglobins

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    Weber, Roy E.

    2007-01-01

    Vertebrates at high altitude are subjected to hypoxic conditions that challenge aerobic metabolism. O2 transport from the respiratory surfaces to tissues requires matching between the O2 loading and unloading tensions and theO2-affinity of blood, which is an integrated function of hemoglobin......, birds and ectothermic vertebrates at high altitude....

  2. Nanotechnology for treating osteoporotic vertebral fractures.

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    Gao, Chunxia; Wei, Donglei; Yang, Huilin; Chen, Tao; Yang, Lei

    2015-01-01

    Osteoporosis is a serious public health problem affecting hundreds of millions of aged people worldwide, with severe consequences including vertebral fractures that are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. To augment or treat osteoporotic vertebral fractures, a number of surgical approaches including minimally invasive vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty have been developed. However, these approaches face problems and difficulties with efficacy and long-term stability. Recent advances and progress in nanotechnology are opening up new opportunities to improve the surgical procedures for treating osteoporotic vertebral fractures. This article reviews the improvements enabled by new nanomaterials and focuses on new injectable biomaterials like bone cements and surgical instruments for treating vertebral fractures. This article also provides an introduction to osteoporotic vertebral fractures and current clinical treatments, along with the rationale and efficacy of utilizing nanomaterials to modify and improve biomaterials or instruments. In addition, perspectives on future trends with injectable bone cements and surgical instruments enhanced by nanotechnology are provided.

  3. ESTUDO COMPARATIVO ENTRE DIFERENTES TIPOS DE REVESTIMENTO INTERNO DE ANASTOMOSES ESOFÁGICAS EM CÃES

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    Prado Filho Orlando Ribeiro

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi comparar, de modo prospectivo e casualizado, duas técnicas de sutura: uma com revestimento interno com dreno de PENROSE e outra utilizando a invaginação submucosa-mucosa nas anastomoses esôfago-esofágicas cervicais. Foram utilizados trinta e dois cães machos com pesos entre 8 e 10 Kg, distribuídos em dois grupos de dezesseis animais. Cada grupo foi dividido em dois subgrupos baseado nos períodos observados até o 7o e 14o dias de pós-operatórios. Em cada grupo, as anastomoses foram avaliadas em seus aspectos clínicos, macroscópicos e microscópicos. Nenhuma fístula ou óbito foi observado no pós-operatório. Todos os animais do grupo com revestimento interno com dreno de PENROSE apresentaram disfagia por tempo mínimo de sete dias, enquanto apenas quatro animais do grupo sutura com invaginação apresentaram disfagia transitória com duração máxima de dois dias. À microscopia óptica, foi observada deficiência na regeneração das túnicas submucosa e mucosa nas anastomoses com prótese. Os resultados observados permitem concluir que a anastomose esôfago-esofágica cervical com revestimento interno com dreno de PENROSE apresentou piores resultados do que a por invaginação.

  4. Los modelos internos dinámicos analizados mediante las narrativas de representación de apego en adultos

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    Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) Este estudo analisou os modelos internos dinâmicos de mães recorrendo às Narrativas de Representação da Vinculação em Adultos (Waters & Rodrigues-Doolabh, 2004). Teve como objetivos: testar a validade interna e discriminativa do instrumento analisando, ainda, os aspectos estilísticos das narrativas produzidas por 89 mães com crianças a frequentar Creche/Jardim-de-Infância. As narrativas foram recolhidas em sessões individuais tendo s...

  5. De la inseguridad a la incertidumbre: el desplazamiento forzado interno en el noroeste de méxico

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    Carlos Emilio Ibarra Montero

    2014-01-01

    Este artículo presenta las características del desplazamiento forzado interno en el noroeste de México, caso especíco de Sinaloa; parte de la idea de que el individuo ve trastocada su identidad en tres momentos: antes, durante y después, y su finalidad es entender el proceso de desplazamiento hacia las ciudades, de miles de familias provenientes de zonas rurales, que, como consecuencia del conflicto entre Estado y carteles de la droga, son ultrajadas y transgredidos sus derechos y, por lo tan...

  6. Auditoría y sistema de control interno: particularidades a considerar en los contextos tecnológicamente mediados

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    Se analiza el marco interdisciplinario que caracteriza a las actividades a desempeñar por el contador público en los actuales contextos con fuerte incidencia de la tecnología como medio predominante de soporte y circulación de la información de las organizaciones. En particular, se aborda la estrecha relación existente entre la confiabilidad del sistema de control interno de los entes y el ejercicio de la función de la auditoría contable en la emisión de informes de uso externo. Se enmarca el...

  7. LA INFLUENCIA DE LA JURISPRUDENCIA DE LA CORTE INTERAMERICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS EN EL DERECHO INTERNO DE LOS ESTADOS LATINOAMERICANOS

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    José OVALLE FAVELA

    2012-01-01

    influencia de la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en la evolución reciente del derecho interno de los Estados latinoamericanos. Para este fin se ocupa de la creación y funciones de la Comisión Interamericana y la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos. De esta última, estudia su integración y su competencia, tanto consultiva como contenciosa, así como las características de su jurisprudencia. También aborda el tema del control de la convencionalidad tanto en sed...

  8. El boletín interno: Una fotografía de la organización por dentro1

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    Gallego Ruiz, Mónica; Universidad de Medellín; Osorio Osorio, Jhon Jaime; Blu Radio; Sánchez Sánchez, Diego Alonso; Universidad de Medellín

    2015-01-01

    El boletín interno, como una de las más recurrentes herramientas de comunicación en las organizaciones, tiene como objetivo básico informar sobre la cultura organizacional, en la perspectiva de dinamizar los flujos informativos de la organización. De allí que sea el medio por excelencia para divulgar las líneas estratégicas trazadas por la gerencia, consolidar el clima laboral, generar sentido de pertenencia, informar, formar, educar y entretener.En él se encuentra la voz de la organización h...

  9. Las bases normativas de los conflictos internos de leyes en la España actual

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    María Teresa Alcolado Chico

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Históricamente España, primero, como un conjunto de reinos y hoy como un Estado unitario, ha sido siempre, y continúa siéndolo, un Estado plurilegislativo en el que junto con el Derecho común cuya base es el Código civil, desde 1889, han coexistido los llamados Derechos forales, algunos de los cuales fueron mantenidos vigentes por el citado Código. Ello supuso que ante esa diversidad de reglas civiles en el territorio nacional estén presentes los conflictos internos de leyes que precisan, como los conflictos internacionales, de las reglas que determinen cuál de los diferentes ordenamientos es aplicable a cada español, lo que viene determinado por la vecindad civil, una conexión que, en principio, puede ser ajena al territorio, y que determina el estatuto personal de cada ciudadano. Inicialmente llamados conflictos “interregionales”, hoy pueden denominarse conflictos “interautonómicos”, en virtud de la nueva planificación territorial basada en las Comunidades Autónomas, que establece la Constitución Española de 1978. La multitud de fueros, cada uno de los cuales poseía su propio Derecho supletorio, donde en alguno de ellos, estaba presente el Derecho romano y el canónico, fue objeto de una ordenación con las Compilaciones de Derecho civil que se elaboraron para los territorios forales en la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Esas regiones o territorios forales, hoy erigidos en Comunidades Autónomas, tienen la posibilidad de conservar y desarrollar su Derecho civil propio que es el contenido en tales Compilaciones. Es así, como Aragón, Baleares, Cataluña, Galicia, Navarra, y País Vasco mantienen un Derecho civil peculiar, distinto al común recogido en el citado Código civil. En Extremadura un fuero vigente sigue siendo regla consuetudinaria. A la vez otras Comunidades Autónomas como la valenciana, pretenden mantener sus antiguos fueros y poseer un Derecho civil propio, lo que no deja de presentar ciertos problemas. En

  10. Ab Interno Trabeculectomy With the Trabectome as a Valuable Therapeutic Option for Failed Filtering Blebs.

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    Wecker, Thomas; Neuburger, Matthias; Bryniok, Laura; Bruder, Kathrin; Luebke, Jan; Anton, Alexandra; Jordan, Jens F

    2016-09-01

    Uncontrolled intraocular pressure (IOP) after glaucoma filtration surgery is a challenging problem in the management of glaucoma patients. The Trabectome is a device for selective electroablation of the trabecular meshwork through a clear cornea incision without affecting the conjunctiva. Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery using the Trabectome is safe and effective as primary glaucoma surgery. Here we investigate the results of ab interno trabeculectomy with the Trabectome for IOP control in patients with a failed filtering bleb. A total of 60 eyes of 60 consecutive patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) or pseudoexfoliative glaucoma (PXG) were enrolled in this single center observational study. Trabectome surgery was performed alone or in combination with phacoemulsification by 2 experienced surgeons. IOP readings and number of IOP lowering medication as primary outcome parameters were taken by an independent examiner. Intraoperative and postoperative medication were recorded systematically. Mean IOP before surgery was 24.5±3.5 mm Hg and decreased to 15.7±3.4 (-36%) after mean follow-up of 415 days. The number of necessary IOP lowering medication dropped from 2.1±1.3 to 1.8±1.2 (14% reduction from baseline). A total of 25% (n=15) of cases reported here needed additional surgery after 517 days (range: 6 to 1563 d). No major complications were observed. After mean follow-up, we found a qualified success rate for PXG of 87% and 50% for POAG as revealed by the Kaplan-Meier analysis according to the definitions for success in advanced glaucoma cases according to the World Glaucoma Association (40% reduction from baseline IOP and maximum IOP of 15 mm Hg). Trabectome surgery for uncontrolled IOP after trabeculectomy is safe and effective especially in PXG patients. Given the demanding subgroup of patients studied here, it is not surprising that success rates are lower compared with previous studies investigating the Trabectome for primary glaucoma surgery

  11. O realismo interno confrontado com "seus inimigos" Internal realism in front of "his ennemies"

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    Edna de Souza Alves

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Analisamos brevemente a perspectiva realista interna, proposta por Putnam, contrastando-a com as suas principais rivais: a realista metafísica e a relativista radical. Tomamos como ponto de partida o debate contemporâneo em que o realismo interno se encontra envolvido, em especial, o desafio que o relativismo extremo impõe à epistemologia contemporânea. Parece pacífico entre os filósofos que tal desafio não será superado pelo projeto clássico de buscas por certezas absolutas. A história da ciência já nos deu muitas evidências de que as teorias não são redes que captam a realidade em si. Mas, por si só, isso não implica que a nossa visão de conhecimento seja determinada simplesmente por aspectos temporais e espaciais, pelo sujeito falível e pelo contexto em que se encontra. Nesse cenário, são empreendimentos difíceis, mas merecedores de atenção, as tentativas, de filósofos como Putnam, de construir teorias que não desconsiderem a história nem abracem, ao mesmo tempo, o relativismo radical.Our investigation on Hilary Putnam’s internal realist perspective (internalism traces parallels and identifies differences between Putnam’s ideas and their antipodes: metaphysical realist (externalism and radical relativist. Our research has focused upon the contemporary debate in which it is inserted, particularly, upon the challenge that radical relativism to impose on contemporary epistemology. Such challenge will not be surmounted through classical project to find absolute certainties. The history of science to point out that theories are not nets that to catch the reality as it is in itself. But this do not to imply that our view of knowledge are only determined for contingent aspects. In this scenery are hard enterprise but it is worthy-while to take into account efforts of philosophers as Putnam to propose a via media.

  12. Mitotic chromosome condensation in vertebrates

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    Vagnarelli, Paola, E-mail: P.Vagnarelli@ed.ac.uk

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    Work from several laboratories over the past 10-15 years has revealed that, within the interphase nucleus, chromosomes are organized into spatially distinct territories [T. Cremer, C. Cremer, Chromosome territories, nuclear architecture and gene regulation in mammalian cells, Nat. Rev. Genet. 2 (2001) 292-301 and T. Cremer, M. Cremer, S. Dietzel, S. Muller, I. Solovei, S. Fakan, Chromosome territories-a functional nuclear landscape, Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 18 (2006) 307-316]. The overall compaction level and intranuclear location varies as a function of gene density for both entire chromosomes [J.A. Croft, J.M. Bridger, S. Boyle, P. Perry, P. Teague,W.A. Bickmore, Differences in the localization and morphology of chromosomes in the human nucleus, J. Cell Biol. 145 (1999) 1119-1131] and specific chromosomal regions [N.L. Mahy, P.E. Perry, S. Gilchrist, R.A. Baldock, W.A. Bickmore, Spatial organization of active and inactive genes and noncoding DNA within chromosome territories, J. Cell Biol. 157 (2002) 579-589] (Fig. 1A, A'). In prophase, when cyclin B activity reaches a high threshold, chromosome condensation occurs followed by Nuclear Envelope Breakdown (NEB) [1]. At this point vertebrate chromosomes appear as compact structures harboring an attachment point for the spindle microtubules physically recognizable as a primary constriction where the two sister chromatids are held together. The transition from an unshaped interphase chromosome to the highly structured mitotic chromosome (compare Figs. 1A and B) has fascinated researchers for several decades now; however a definite picture of how this process is achieved and regulated is not yet in our hands and it will require more investigation to comprehend the complete process. From a biochemical point of view a vertebrate mitotic chromosomes is composed of DNA, histone proteins (60%) and non-histone proteins (40%) [6]. I will discuss below what is known to date on the contribution of these two different classes

  13. Melatonin Receptor Genes in Vertebrates

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    Hua Dong Yin

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    Full Text Available Melatonin receptors are members of the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR family. Three genes for melatonin receptors have been cloned. The MT1 (or Mel1a or MTNR1A and MT2 (or Mel1b or MTNR1B receptor subtypes are present in humans and other mammals, while an additional melatonin receptor subtype, Mel1c (or MTNR1C, has been identified in fish, amphibians and birds. Another melatonin related orphan receptor, GPR50, which does not bind melatonin, is found exclusively in mammals. The hormone melatonin is secreted primarily by the pineal gland, with highest levels occurring during the dark period of a circadian cycle. This hormone acts systemically in numerous organs. In the brain, it is involved in the regulation of various neural and endocrine processes, and it readjusts the circadian pacemaker, the suprachiasmatic nucleus. This article reviews recent studies of gene organization, expression, evolution and mutations of melatonin receptor genes of vertebrates. Gene polymorphisms reveal that numerous mutations are associated with diseases and disorders. The phylogenetic analysis of receptor genes indicates that GPR50 is an outgroup to all other melatonin receptor sequences. GPR50 may have separated from a melatonin receptor ancestor before the split between MTNR1C and the MTNR1A/B ancestor.

  14. Organizational heterogeneity of vertebrate genomes.

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    Svetlana Frenkel

    Full Text Available Genomes of higher eukaryotes are mosaics of segments with various structural, functional, and evolutionary properties. The availability of whole-genome sequences allows the investigation of their structure as "texts" using different statistical and computational methods. One such method, referred to as Compositional Spectra (CS analysis, is based on scoring the occurrences of fixed-length oligonucleotides (k-mers in the target DNA sequence. CS analysis allows generating species- or region-specific characteristics of the genome, regardless of their length and the presence of coding DNA. In this study, we consider the heterogeneity of vertebrate genomes as a joint effect of regional variation in sequence organization superimposed on the differences in nucleotide composition. We estimated compositional and organizational heterogeneity of genome and chromosome sequences separately and found that both heterogeneity types vary widely among genomes as well as among chromosomes in all investigated taxonomic groups. The high correspondence of heterogeneity scores obtained on three genome fractions, coding, repetitive, and the remaining part of the noncoding DNA (the genome dark matter--GDM allows the assumption that CS-heterogeneity may have functional relevance to genome regulation. Of special interest for such interpretation is the fact that natural GDM sequences display the highest deviation from the corresponding reshuffled sequences.

  15. Antibody Isotype Switching in Vertebrates.

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    Senger, Kate; Hackney, Jason; Payandeh, Jian; Zarrin, Ali A

    2015-01-01

    The humoral or antibody-mediated immune response in vertebrates has evolved to respond to diverse antigenic challenges in various anatomical locations. Diversification of the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) constant region via isotype switching allows for remarkable plasticity in the immune response, including versatile tissue distribution, Fc receptor binding, and complement fixation. This enables antibody molecules to exert various biological functions while maintaining antigen-binding specificity. Different immunoglobulin (Ig) classes include IgM, IgD, IgG, IgE, and IgA, which exist as surface-bound and secreted forms. High-affinity autoantibodies are associated with various autoimmune diseases such as lupus and arthritis, while defects in components of isotype switching are associated with infections. A major route of infection used by a large number of pathogens is invasion of mucosal surfaces within the respiratory, digestive, or urinary tract. Most infections of this nature are initially limited by effector mechanisms such as secretory IgA antibodies. Mucosal surfaces have been proposed as a major site for the genesis of adaptive immune responses, not just in fighting infections but also in tolerating commensals and constant dietary antigens. We will discuss the evolution of isotype switching in various species and provide an overview of the function of various isotypes with a focus on IgA, which is universally important in gut homeostasis as well as pathogen clearance. Finally, we will discuss the utility of antibodies as therapeutic modalities.

  16. Organizational heterogeneity of vertebrate genomes.

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    Frenkel, Svetlana; Kirzhner, Valery; Korol, Abraham

    2012-01-01

    Genomes of higher eukaryotes are mosaics of segments with various structural, functional, and evolutionary properties. The availability of whole-genome sequences allows the investigation of their structure as "texts" using different statistical and computational methods. One such method, referred to as Compositional Spectra (CS) analysis, is based on scoring the occurrences of fixed-length oligonucleotides (k-mers) in the target DNA sequence. CS analysis allows generating species- or region-specific characteristics of the genome, regardless of their length and the presence of coding DNA. In this study, we consider the heterogeneity of vertebrate genomes as a joint effect of regional variation in sequence organization superimposed on the differences in nucleotide composition. We estimated compositional and organizational heterogeneity of genome and chromosome sequences separately and found that both heterogeneity types vary widely among genomes as well as among chromosomes in all investigated taxonomic groups. The high correspondence of heterogeneity scores obtained on three genome fractions, coding, repetitive, and the remaining part of the noncoding DNA (the genome dark matter--GDM) allows the assumption that CS-heterogeneity may have functional relevance to genome regulation. Of special interest for such interpretation is the fact that natural GDM sequences display the highest deviation from the corresponding reshuffled sequences.

  17. Epidemiology of acute vertebral osteomyelitis in Denmark

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    Krogsgaard, M R; Wagn, P; Bengtsson, J

    1998-01-01

    We studied the epidemiology of acute, non-tuberculous, hematogenous vertebral osteomyelitis in Denmark during 1978-1982. 137 patients fulfilled the criteria for acute vertebral osteomyelitis. The incidence was 5/mill/year. There were no cases in the age group 20-29 years. The highest incidence......-1993, the relative number of reported patients with vertebral osteomyelitis had increased in the age group 20-49 years, compared to 1978-1982, but the incidence was highest in the group aged 60-79 years....

  18. Segmental patterning of the vertebrate embryonic axis.

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    Dequéant, Mary-Lee; Pourquié, Olivier

    2008-05-01

    The body axis of vertebrates is composed of a serial repetition of similar anatomical modules that are called segments or metameres. This particular mode of organization is especially conspicuous at the level of the periodic arrangement of vertebrae in the spine. The segmental pattern is established during embryogenesis when the somites--the embryonic segments of vertebrates--are rhythmically produced from the paraxial mesoderm. This process involves the segmentation clock, which is a travelling oscillator that interacts with a maturation wave called the wavefront to produce the periodic series of somites. Here, we review our current understanding of the segmentation process in vertebrates.

  19. Pulmonary Embolism with Vertebral Augmentation Procedures

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    Full Text Available With the prevalence of an aging American population on the rise, osteoporotic vertebral fractures are becoming a common occurrence, resulting in an increase in vertebral augmentation procedures and associated complications such as cement leakage, vertebral compressions, and pulmonary embolism. We describe a patient who presented with respiratory distress three years following kyphoplasty of the lumbar vertebra. Computed tomography (CT angiogram of the chest confirmed the presence of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA cement in the lung fields and pulmonary vessels. We conducted a systematic review of the published literature identifying effective management strategies for the treatment of vertebroplasty-associated pulmonary embolism.

  20. Implantes cono Morse con sistema de indexación interno: Descripción del caso clínico

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    Thomé, G.; Bernardes,SR; Castro,CG; Golin,AL; Sartori,IAM

    2011-01-01

    El empleo de implantes cono Morse con indexadores para instalación con torque interno sería una opción interesante para el diseño de un implante dentario, que incluso podría traer más opciones protéticas a ese sistema ya que el índex interno también puede utilizarse como una referencia para las restauraciones. El objetivo de este artículo es describir un caso clínico con empleo de implantes cono Morse y un sistema de indexación interno, que evitaría el uso de un montador externo que ya venga ...

  1. ESTUDO DO DESGASTE DE REVESTIMENTO INTERNO DE UM MOINHO DE BOLAS OPERANDO COM ROCHA FOSFÁTICA

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    André Carlos Silva

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available O revestimento interno dos moinhos vem tomando maior proeminência devido à sua influência direta na eficiência de moagem e pelo alto custo agregado relacionado ao seu tempo de operação. Uma vez que o desgaste do revestimento não é uniforme, foi realizado o acompanhamento do desgaste do revestimento interno do moinho de bolas (SAG 4,87 x 6,09 m da empresa Vale Fertilizantes S.A. Unidade Catalão-GO. Tal moinho trabalha com rocha fosfática e o monitoramento se deu através de um dispositivo prático visando à determinação do comportamento do desgaste do revestimento ao longo de toda a extensão do moinho, desde a alimentação até a descarga, bem como a variação em um único perfil de uma placa do revestimento. Observou-se que o desgaste não é uniforme tanto ao longo do moinho quanto em um mesmo perfil, indicando que o maior desgaste ocorre nos primeiros e últimos 1,5 metros, com valores muito próximos. Na alimentação do moinho o desgaste específico foi de 0,60 g/t, na descarga de 0,63 g/t e no do centro do moinho de aproximadamente 0,55g/t.

  2. El control interno en los procesos de producción de la industria litográfica en Barranquilla

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    Franklin Navarro Stefanell

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo es diagnosticar el estado actual de las organizaciones litográficas de Barranquilla, en cuanto al control interno en el área de producción, a fin de fomentar el crecimiento de este sector económico a partir de la revisión de sus procesos. Se analizaron los métodos utilizados en los departamentos de producción a través de trabajos de campo y técnicas de observación, metodologías que permitieron establecer que es necesaria una reorganización de los negocios litográficos del Distrito, de manera que sea posible aprovechar la coyuntura de los tratados, para generar crecimiento controlado y positivo en este sector de la economía de Barranquilla. Finalmente, se concluye que a través de un adecuado sistema de control interno, se dispondrán las condiciones necesarias para generar información pertinente, confiable, útil y relevante para cimentar el proceso de toma de decisiones, y se fijarán los insumos básicos para dirigir las acciones por ejecutar en futuros periodos operacionales de acuerdo con las situaciones que se presenten.

  3. Medición y mejora de la satisfacción del cliente interno en instituciones universitarias

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    Lisney Yanet Nápoles-Nápoles

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se desarrolló un procedimiento general, con sus correspondientes procedimientos específicos de apoyo para la medición y mejora del nivel de satisfacción de los clientes internos (SCI con la calidad de los servicios ofrecidos en instituciones universitarias, con una aplicación parcial en la FACIIT de la Universidad de Holguín. Dentro del procedimiento diseñado se concibió una etapa que permite la identificación de los procesos, servicios y atributos a estudiar, así como el diseño y validación de los instrumentos; en otra se aplica el instrumento y en la última se elaboran las estrategias de solución, análisis y mejora continua. Los principales resultados se enmarcaron en la posibilidad de conocer si l os clientes internos se sienten satisfechos con los servicios que reciben de los procesos de apoyo, a partir de la evaluación de los atributos y utilización de un indicador que permite medir la SCI por cada servicio.

  4. Perfil dos artigos sobre controle interno no setor público em periódicos nacionais e internacionais

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    Ilse Maria Beuren

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetiva identificar o perfil de artigos sobre controle interno no setor público, publicados em periódicos nacionais e internacionais indexados na base de dados Scopus. Nos artigos publicados em periódicos nacionais e internacionais indexados na base de dados Scopus, disponíveis no Portal Capes-BR, na área de Social Sciences & Humanities, realizaram-se buscas pelo termo internal control in the public sector. Identificou-se um total de 133 artigos publicados entre os anos de 1983 a 2011 e observou-se que está havendo um aumento na produção científica sobre a temática analisada. Em contrapartida, não há uma literatura específica predominante utilizada nesta área. Os temas mais explorados são: a auditoria, controle interno, gestão de riscos e governança; b finanças públicas; c políticas públicas; e d desenvolvimento econômico.

  5. LA ACCIÓN DE INAPLICABILIDAD POR INCONSTITUCIONALIDAD EN EL DERECHO CHILENO SOBRE ARBITRAJE INTERNO: ALGUNAS PROPUESTAS

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    Eduardo Jequier Lehuedé

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación trata de la acción de inaplicabilidad por inconstitucionalidad, contemplada en el art. 93 No 6 de la Constitución Política de 1980, y su concreta aplicación en el marco del juicio arbitral interno o doméstico. Se analiza la manera en que la acción de inaplicabilidad por inconstitucionalidad se inserta en la estructura dogmática del arbitraje interno en Chile, según sus diversas variantes, para determinar en definitiva si dicho arbitrio constitucional resulta o no aplicable en este preciso ámbito heterónomo. Se identifican además los principales obstáculos que en este sentido se mantienen en la actualidad, derivados de una errónea concepción del arbitraje y de su naturaleza jurídica, para proponer desde allí una profunda revisión de la legislación vigente sobre esta materia.

  6. Meningioma of the internal auditory vanal: case report Meningioma do meato acústico interno: relato de caso

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    Marcelo Campos Moraes Amato

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Meningiomas limited to the internal auditory canal (IAC are rare. Acoustic neuroma is usually the diagnosis made when a tumor is found in this location because of its higher frequency. We report on a 58 year-old woman with a meningioma arising from the IAC and the difficulty to establish the pre-surgical diagnosis, based on clinical and radiological features. The perioperative suspicion and confirmation are very important to deal with the dura and bone infiltration in order to reduce tumor recurrence.Meningiomas restritos ao meato acústico interno são raros. O neurinoma do acústico é o principal diagnóstico diferencial feito quando um tumor é encontrado nesta região devido a sua maior freqüência. Apresentamos o caso de uma mulher de 58 anos de idade com meningioma localizado no meato acústico interno e as dificuldades na realização do diagnóstico pré-operatório considerando-se as apresentações clínica e radiológica. A suspeita e a confirmação do diagnóstico intraoperatório são importantes porque a dura subjacente e eventual osso comprometido devem ser ressecados para reduzir a possibilidade de recidiva.

  7. Relaciones entre el derecho internacional y el derecho interno: Nuevas perspectivas doctrinales y jurisprudenciales en el ámbito americano

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    Aníbal Quiroga León

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la protección de los derechos fundamentales en el marco de las relaciones entre derecho internacional y derecho interno, teniendo como punto central el sistema interamericano y sus órganos de aplicación, La Comisión y la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, considerando aspectos procedimentales y la adopción de medidas cautelares por esta última. Finalmente, se analiza la superioridad del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos sobre el derecho interno, teniendo como fundamento los casos "Barrios Altos" (Chumbipoma Aguirre y otros, cuya sentencia es del 14 de marzo del 2001 y el caso "La última tentación de Cristo" (Olmedo Bustos y otros cuya sentencia es del 05 de febrero del 2001.This article analyzes the protection of fundamental rights within the framework of the relationship between international and internal law. The core of our analysis is the Inter-American system, and its bodies of application: the Inter- American Human Rights Commission and Court. We consider procedural dimensions as well as precautionary measures pertaining to the latter. Finally, we examine the preeminence of the international law of human rights over internal law, on grounds of the "Barrios Altos" case (Chumbipoma Aguirre et al., decided on March, 2001 y the "La última tentación de Cristo" case (Olmedo Bustos et al. decided on February 5, 2001.

  8. Planar cell polarity signaling in vertebrates.

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    Jones, Chonnettia; Chen, Ping

    2007-02-01

    Planar cell polarity (PCP) refers to the polarization of a field of cells within the plane of a cell sheet. This form of polarization is required for diverse cellular processes in vertebrates, including convergent extension (CE), the establishment of PCP in epithelial tissues and ciliogenesis. Perhaps the most distinct example of vertebrate PCP is the uniform orientation of stereociliary bundles at the apices of sensory hair cells in the mammalian auditory sensory organ. The establishment of PCP in the mammalian cochlea occurs concurrently with CE in this ciliated epithelium, therefore linking three cellular processes regulated by the vertebrate PCP pathway in the same tissue and emerging as a model system for dissecting PCP signaling. This review summarizes the morphogenesis of this model system to assist the interpretation of the emerging data and proposes molecular mechanisms underlying PCP signaling in vertebrates.

  9. Sleep and orexins in nonmammalian vertebrates.

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    Volkoff, Hélène

    2012-01-01

    Although a precise definition of "sleep" has yet to be established, sleep-like behaviors have been observed in all animals studied to date including mammals and nonmammalian vertebrates. Orexins are hypothalamic neuropeptides that are involved in the regulation of many physiological functions, including feeding, thermoregulation, cardiovascular control, as well as the control of the sleep-wakefulness cycle. To date, the knowledge on the functions of orexins in nonmammalian vertebrates is still limited, but the similarity of the structures of orexins and their receptors among vertebrates suggest that they have similar conserved physiological functions. This review describes our current knowledge on sleep in nonmammalian vertebrates (birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish) and the possible role of orexins in the regulation of their energy homeostasis and arousal states.

  10. [Osteocyte-network in various vertebrates].

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    Yamaguchi, Akira

    2012-05-01

    Since aquatic and land vertebrates live in different habitats,the morphology and function of bone might be greatly affected by the habitats of each vertebrate. We histologically investigated the bones of various vertebrates including teleost fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. Teleost fishes exhibited either bones contained many osteocytes (cellular bone) or bones have few osteocytes (acellular bone) . The development of osteocyte lacunocanalicular system in the cellular bone of the fish is poor compared to those in amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. Bones in Xenopus laevis, a freshwater species, exhibited well-developed lacunocanalicular systems as well as those in reptiles and mammals. These studies indicates that the osteocyte lacunocanalicular system differs between teleost fishes and land vertebrates, but this is not directly related to aquatic habitat.

  11. Interconnections between the Ears in Nonmammalian Vertebrates

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    Feng, Albert S.; Christensen-Dalsgaard, J.

    2010-01-01

    Many of the nonmammalian vertebrates (anurans, lizards, crocodiles, and some bird species) have large, continuous air spaces connecting the middle ears and acoustically coupling the eardrums. Acoustical coupling leads to strongly enhanced directionality of the ear at frequencies where diffraction...

  12. A Case of Aerococcus Urinae Vertebral Osteomyelitis

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    Jerome, Michael; Slim, Jihad; Sison, Raymund; Marton, Randy

    2015-01-01

    Aerococcus urinae is an aerobic, alpha hemolytic gram positive coccus bacterium that grows in pairs or clusters. We report the first case of vertebral osteomyelitis due to A. urinae. This has not been previously reported in the literature. PMID:26069429

  13. Innate immunity in vertebrates: an overview.

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    Riera Romo, Mario; Pérez-Martínez, Dayana; Castillo Ferrer, Camila

    2016-06-01

    Innate immunity is a semi-specific and widely distributed form of immunity, which represents the first line of defence against pathogens. This type of immunity is critical to maintain homeostasis and prevent microbe invasion, eliminating a great variety of pathogens and contributing with the activation of the adaptive immune response. The components of innate immunity include physical and chemical barriers, humoral and cell-mediated components, which are present in all jawed vertebrates. The understanding of innate defence mechanisms in non-mammalian vertebrates is the key to comprehend the general picture of vertebrate innate immunity and its evolutionary history. This is also essential for the identification of new molecules with applications in immunopharmacology and immunotherapy. In this review, we describe and discuss the main elements of vertebrate innate immunity, presenting core findings in this field and identifying areas that need further investigation. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  14. RFamide peptides in early vertebrate development

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    Guro Katrine Sandvik

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available RFamides (RFa are neuropeptides involved in many different physiological processes in vertebrates, such as reproductive behavior, pubertal activation of the reproductive endocrine axis, control of feeding behavior, and pain modulation. As research has focused mostly on their role in adult vertebrates, the possible roles of these peptides during development are poorly understood. However, the few studies that exist show that RFa are expressed early in development in different vertebrate classes, perhaps mostly associated with the central nervous system. Interestingly, the related peptide family of FMRFa has been shown to be important for brain development in invertebrates. In a teleost, the Japanese medaka, knockdown of genes in the Kiss system indicates that Kiss ligands and receptors are vital for brain development, but few other functional studies exist. Here we review the literature of RFa in early vertebrate development, including the possible functional roles these peptides may play.

  15. Relación entre marketing interno y compromiso organizacional en el personal de salud del Hospital de San Juan de Lurigancho

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    Zegarra Del Rosario, Francisco Eduardo

    2014-01-01

    La presente investigación tiene como propósito efectuar una descripción del marketing interno y como ésta se relaciona con el compromiso organizacional en el personal de salud, (médicos y enfermeras), del Hospital de San Juan de Lurigancho. Se utilizó un diseño descriptivo correlacional, con una muestra de 155 profesionales, médicos y enfermeras, a quienes se les aplicó dos instrumentos de evaluación: el Cuestionario de Marketing Interno de María Bohnenberger y el Inventario de Compromiso Org...

  16. El Sistema de Control Interno para el Perfeccionamiento de la Gestión Empresarial en Cuba (Internal Control System for the Improvement of Corporate Governance in Cuba)

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    Dinaidys Gómez Selemeneva; Blanca Blanco Camping; Juan R. Conde Camilo

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    Spanish abstract. En el presente trabajo se realiza un estudio sobre los antecedentes del control interno empresarial, caracterizando el mismo en Cuba y exponiendo los principales postulados para la gestión del cambio empresarial y su aplicación. Así mismo se describe el proceso de cambio para la implementación del control interno en una organización. English abstract. In this study we examine the history of corporate internal control in order to characterize it in Cuba and to expose the main...

  17. Control interno en las áreas de aprovisionamiento de las empresas públicas sanitarias de Andalucía

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    Gámez Peláez, Isabel María

    2010-01-01

    El presente estudio tiene por objeto analizar los sistemas de calidad y de control interno como herramientas necesarias para que una organización camine hacia la excelencia. Con este motivo nos hemos propuesto una investigación sobre la aplicación de modelos de control interno internacional a las empresas públicas sanitarias de la Junta de Andalucía, analizando si se adecuan a las recomendaciones establecidas en el informe COSO, como modelo más representativo. Nuestro trabajo empírico se cent...

  18. Propuesta de implementación de un sistema de control interno basado en el modelo COSO, aplicado a la empresa Electro Instalaciones en la ciudad de Cuenca

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    Alvarado Veletanga, María Alexandra; Tuquiñahui Paute, Silvia Patricia

    2011-01-01

    En el mundo globalizado que cruza la economía nacional, se ha visto la necesidad de analizar e implementar metodologías de control interno que contribuyan a la gestión administrativas, permitiendo la toma de decisiones empresariales más acertada, en esta ocasión analizaremos el informe modelo COSO que es el nuevo concepto de control interno que permitirá analizar detenidamente las diferentes partes y situaciones que se originan dentro y fuera de la empresa, a ello contribuye los cinco compone...

  19. Recombination drives vertebrate genome contraction.

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    Full Text Available Selective and/or neutral processes may govern variation in DNA content and, ultimately, genome size. The observation in several organisms of a negative correlation between recombination rate and intron size could be compatible with a neutral model in which recombination is mutagenic for length changes. We used whole-genome data on small insertions and deletions within transposable elements from chicken and zebra finch to demonstrate clear links between recombination rate and a number of attributes of reduced DNA content. Recombination rate was negatively correlated with the length of introns, transposable elements, and intergenic spacer and with the rate of short insertions. Importantly, it was positively correlated with gene density, the rate of short deletions, the deletion bias, and the net change in sequence length. All these observations point at a pattern of more condensed genome structure in regions of high recombination. Based on the observed rates of small insertions and deletions and assuming that these rates are representative for the whole genome, we estimate that the genome of the most recent common ancestor of birds and lizards has lost nearly 20% of its DNA content up until the present. Expansion of transposable elements can counteract the effect of deletions in an equilibrium mutation model; however, since the activity of transposable elements has been low in the avian lineage, the deletion bias is likely to have had a significant effect on genome size evolution in dinosaurs and birds, contributing to the maintenance of a small genome. We also demonstrate that most of the observed correlations between recombination rate and genome contraction parameters are seen in the human genome, including for segregating indel polymorphisms. Our data are compatible with a neutral model in which recombination drives vertebrate genome size evolution and gives no direct support for a role of natural selection in this process.

  20. Estudo biomecânico comparativo da resistência à força de compressão entre os parafusos pediculares monoaxiais com travamento interno único e parafusos pediculares monoaxiais com travamento duplo interno e externo Estudio biomecánico comparativo de la resistencia a la fuerza de compresión entre los tornillos pediculares monoaxiales con traba interna única y tornillos pediculares monoaxiales con traba dupla interna y externa Biomechanical comparative study of compression strength between single locked monoaxial screws and double locked monoaxial screws

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    Luiz Cláudio de Moura França

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: comparar a rigidez de um sistema de instrumentação da coluna vertebral composto por parafusos pediculares fixos com duplo bloqueio (interno e externo com um sistema composto por parafusos pediculares fixos com bloqueio interno único, submetidos a forças de compressão. MÉTODOS: o modelo experimental utilizado nesses testes para avaliação dos sistemas de fixação foi elaborado de acordo com as normas descritas pela American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM no ensaio F1717-04. Foram montados dois grupos, sendo o Grupo 1 composto pelos ensaios com parafusos fixos com sistema de duplo bloqueio e o Grupo 2, com parafusos fixos com bloqueio interno único. Foram utilizados três conjuntos de hastes e parafusos para cada grupo. Cada conjunto foi submetido a um teste biomecânico. Os componentes metálicos utilizados foram todos produzidos pela mesma empresa, apresentando mesma origem em relação à matéria-prima. Os modelos experimentais foram submetidos a testes mecânicos na máquina universal de ensaios EMIC, modelo EMIC DL 10000. RESULTADOS: os resultados obtidos no ensaio de compressão nas amostras do Grupo 1 apresentaram uma carga máxima média de 2104,15 N e uma carga de escoamento média de 1882,55 N. Os resultados obtidos no ensaio de compressão nas amostras do Grupo 2 apresentaram uma carga máxima média de 1420,5 N e uma carga de escoamento média de 1314,37 N. CONCLUSÃO: o sistema de parafusos fixos com duplo bloqueio (Grupo 1 apresentou maior resistência a forças de compressão quando comparado ao sistema de parafusos com travamento interno isolado.OBJETIVO: comparar la rigidez de un sistema de instrumentación de la columna vertebral, compuesto por tornillos pediculares fijos con duplo bloqueo (interno y externo, con un sistema compuesto por tornillos pediculares fijos con bloqueo interno único, sometidos a fuerzas de compresión. MÉTODOS: el modelo experimental utilizado en estos testes para evaluación de

  1. Vertebral morphometry: current methods and recent advances

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    Guglielmi, G. [University of Foggia, Department of Radiology, Foggia (Italy); Scientific Institute Hospital, Department of Radiology, San Giovanni Rotondo (Italy); Diacinti, D. [University La Sapienza, Department of Radiology, Roma (Italy); Kuijk, C. van [University of Amsterdam, Department of Radiology, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Aparisi, F. [Hospital Dr Peset, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Valencia (Spain); Krestan, C. [Medical University of Vienna, Department of Radiology, Vienna (Austria); Adams, J.E. [University, Imaging Science and Biomedical Engineering, Manchester (United Kingdom); Link, T.M. [University of California, Department of Radiology, San Francisco, CA (United States)

    2008-07-15

    Vertebral fractures are the hallmark of osteoporosis and are associated with increased morbility and mortality. Because a majority of vertebral fractures often occur in absence of specific trauma and are asymptomatic, their identification is radiographic. The two most widely used methods to determine the severity of vertebral fractures are the visual semiquantitative (SQ) assessment and the morphometric quantitative approach, involving the measurements of vertebral body heights. The measurements may be made on conventional spinal radiographs (MRX: morphometric X-ray radiography) or on images obtained from dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans (MXA: morphometric X-ray absorptiometry).The availability of a rapid, low-dose method for assessment of vertebral fractures, using advanced fan-beam DXA devices, provides a practical method for integrated assessment of BMD and vertebral fracture status. The visual or morphometric assessment of lateral DXA spine images may have a potential role for use as a prescreening tool, excluding normal subjects prior to performing conventional radiographs. (orig.)

  2. Nanotechnology for treating osteoporotic vertebral fractures

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    Gao C

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Chunxia Gao,1,* Donglei Wei,1,* Huilin Yang,1 Tao Chen,2 Lei Yang1,3 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Institute, First Affiliated Hospital, 2Robotics and Microsystems Center, Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou, 3Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Osteoporosis is a serious public health problem affecting hundreds of millions of aged people worldwide, with severe consequences including vertebral fractures that are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. To augment or treat osteoporotic vertebral fractures, a number of surgical approaches including minimally invasive vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty have been developed. However, these approaches face problems and difficulties with efficacy and long-term stability. Recent advances and progress in nanotechnology are opening up new opportunities to improve the surgical procedures for treating osteoporotic vertebral fractures. This article reviews the improvements enabled by new nanomaterials and focuses on new injectable biomaterials like bone cements and surgical instruments for treating vertebral fractures. This article also provides an introduction to osteoporotic vertebral fractures and current clinical treatments, along with the rationale and efficacy of utilizing nanomaterials to modify and improve biomaterials or instruments. In addition, perspectives on future trends with injectable bone cements and surgical instruments enhanced by nanotechnology are provided. Keywords: nanomaterials, osteoporosis, vertebral fracture, kyphoplasty, bone cement, pedicle screw, radiopacifier

  3. Evolution of circadian organization in vertebrates

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    M. Menaker

    1997-03-01

    Full Text Available Circadian organization means the way in which the entire circadian system above the cellular level is put together physically and the principles and rules that determine the interactions among its component parts which produce overt rhythms of physiology and behavior. Understanding this organization and its evolution is of practical importance as well as of basic interest. The first major problem that we face is the difficulty of making sense of the apparently great diversity that we observe in circadian organization of diverse vertebrates. Some of this diversity falls neatly into place along phylogenetic lines leading to firm generalizations: i in all vertebrates there is a "circadian axis" consisting of the retinas, the pineal gland and the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN, ii in many non-mammalian vertebrates of all classes (but not in any mammals the pineal gland is both a photoreceptor and a circadian oscillator, and iii in all non-mammalian vertebrates (but not in any mammals there are extraretinal (and extrapineal circadian photoreceptors. An interesting explanation of some of these facts, especially the differences between mammals and other vertebrates, can be constructed on the assumption that early in their evolution mammals passed through a "nocturnal bottleneck". On the other hand, a good deal of the diversity among the circadian systems of vertebrates does not fall neatly into place along phylogenetic lines. In the present review we will consider how we might better understand such "phylogenetically incoherent" diversity and what sorts of new information may help to further our understanding of the evolution of circadian organization in vertebrates

  4. Jack vertebral dilator kyphoplasty for treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.

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    Li, Dapeng; Huang, Yonghui; Yang, Huilin; Chen, Qi; Sun, Taicun; Wu, Yan; Li, Xuefeng

    2014-01-01

    Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) are common in the elderly population and often involve the thoracolumbar vertebrae. Clinical symptoms of OVCFs include severe pain, loss of vertebral height, progressive kyphosis and increased mortality. Jack vertebral dilator kyphoplasty is a recently developed OVCFs treatment modality, with few systematic studies present in the literature. This retrospective study was designed to investigate the safety and efficacy of Jack vertebral dilator kyphoplasty for treating thoracolumbar OVCFs. Sixteen elderly patients (55-85 years) with solitary thoracolumbar OVCFs were treated with this procedure and followed-up (10-27 months). The amount of injected bone cement and operative time, preoperative and postoperative visual analogue scores, anterior and middle vertebral body heights, local kyphosis angle, and complications was analysed. The results showed that the method provided long-term pain relief and restoration of the vertebral body height and spinal alignment. No serious complications occurred, but two patients experienced recompression of the vertebral body, and one patient experienced cement leakage into a disc. In conclusion, Jack vertebral dilator kyphoplasty is a safe and effective minimally invasive procedure for treatment of OVCFs.

  5. El impacto interno de la imagen de la Universidad EAN, a partir de su cambio de Escuela de Administración de Negocios a Universidad EAN

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    2013-01-01

    Determinar el impacto de la imagen e identidad corporativa que la Universidad EAN genera hacia su público, futuros estudiantes o clientes internos, a partir del cambio que tuvo de Escuela de Administración de Negocios a Universidad, a través de la semiótica organizacional.

  6. Procedimiento para la formalización de la gestión y prevención de riesgos del sistema de control interno

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    Almeida, Dennis Ruiz

    2011-01-01

    Desde siempre ha existido la necesidad de diseñar un procedimiento que permita gestionar y prevenir la ocurrencia de riesgos que atenten contra el Sistema de Control Interno de una organización, y lograr así...

  7. Traumatic lesions of internal saphenous nerve and branches Lesões traumáticas do nervo safeno interno e seus ramos

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    Flávio Freinkel Rodrigues

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To show a rare lesion that sometimes simulates vascular disorder of the lower extremities. METHOD: Three patients were operated and the follow-up period was eight months, the surgical technique was neurotomy of the infrapatellar and descendent branches. RESULTS: In two cases there were almost total pain resolution, and in other case improvement only. CONCLUSION: Surgical treatment yields good results in this type of internal saphenous nerve lesion, and could be useful as an alternative to conservative treatment.OBJETIVO: Apresentar lesões raras do nervo safeno interno interno, que muitas vezes, simulam doenças vasculares dos membros inferiores. MÉTODO: Três pacientes foram operados e acompanhados por um período de oito meses. A técnica cirúrgica consistiu na neurotomia dos ramos infrapatelar e descendente do nervo safeno interno. RESULTADOS: Nos dois primeiros casos houve quase desaparecimento total da dor em pouco tempo e no terceiro apenas melhora. CONCLUSÃO: O tratamento cirúrgico dá bons resultados neste tipo de lesão do nervo safeno interno e poderia ser útil como alternativa ao tratamento conservador.

  8. Evolution of innate and adaptive immune systems in jawless vertebrates.

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    Kasamatsu, Jun

    2013-01-01

    Because jawless vertebrates are the most primitive vertebrates, they have been studied to gain understanding of the evolutionary processes that gave rise to the innate and adaptive immune systems in vertebrates. Jawless vertebrates have developed lymphocyte-like cells that morphologically resemble the T and B cells of jawed vertebrates, but they express variable lymphocyte receptors (VLRs) instead of the T and B cell receptors that specifically recognize antigens in jawed vertebrates. These VLRs act as antigen receptors, diversity being generated in their antigen-binding sites by assembly of highly diverse leucine-rich repeat modules. Therefore, jawless vertebrates have developed adaptive immune systems based on the VLRs. Although pattern recognition receptors, including Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and Rig-like receptors (RLRs), and their adaptor genes are conserved in jawless vertebrates, some transcription factor and inflammatory cytokine genes in the TLR and RLR pathways are not present. However, like jawed vertebrates, the initiation of adaptive immune responses in jawless vertebrates appears to require prior activation of the innate immune system. These observations imply that the innate immune systems of jawless vertebrates have a unique molecular basis that is distinct from that of jawed vertebrates. Altogether, although the molecular details of the innate and adaptive immune systems differ between jawless and jawed vertebrates, jawless vertebrates have developed versions of these immune systems that are similar to those of jawed vertebrates.

  9. Modelo incremental recursivo para el análisis de la mecánica del oido medio e interno

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    El presente trabajo propone la adopción de un modelo de línea de transmisión para la dinámica del oído interno con posible extensión al oído medio basado en una ecuación diferencial que explica la propagación de la energía a lo largo de la estructura modelizada. Se desarrolla un método numérico de integración de la citada ecuación que pone de relieve el papel jugado en la propagación por las funciones características de la línea de transmisión asociada. Se exploran posibles campos de aplicaci...

  10. De la inseguridad a la incertidumbre: el desplazamiento forzado interno en el noroeste de México

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    Carlos Emilio Ibarra Montero

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta las características del desplazamiento forzado interno en el noroeste de México, caso especíco de Sinaloa; parte de la idea de que el individuo ve trastocada su identidad en tres momentos: antes, durante y después, y su finalidad es entender el proceso de desplazamiento hacia las ciudades, de miles de familias provenientes de zonas rurales, que, como consecuencia del conflicto entre Estado y carteles de la droga, son ultrajadas y transgredidos sus derechos y, por lo tanto, marginadas por instituciones estatales e internacionales, pues pasan de la inseguridad a la incertidumbre que las ciudades de destino les imponen.

  11. Los riesgos de las entidades aseguradoras en el marco del Enterprise Risk Management (ERM y el control interno

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    Rafael Hernández Barros

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Los sistemas integrales de gestión del riesgo, en particular el Enterprise Risk Management (ERM, se han convertido en una práctica fundamental de la gestión de empresas para la mitigación y control de los riesgos. La crisis financiera actual ha estimulado a las empresas aseguradoras a dar mayor importancia a la gestión de los riesgos, alentadas además por la nueva regulación europea Solvencia II; por ello el objetivo principal de este trabajo ha sido proponer un marco conceptual de los riesgos a los que se enfrentan las empresas internacionales de seguros desde una perspectiva global, cuya actividad presenta peculiaridades específicas que hacen que el proceso de control interno y gestión de riesgos adquieran una especial relevancia, y que puede ser aplicado a empresas de otros sectores económicos.

  12. Post-traumatic Vertebral Compression Fracture Treated with Minimally Invasive Biologic Vertebral Augmentation for Reconstruction.

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    Chiu, John C; Maziad, Ali M

    2011-12-01

    In the United States, there is a high incidence of motor vehicle and sports injuries among the active population causing symptomatic post-traumatic vertebral compression fracture. At our institution, 28 cases of painful post-traumatic vertebral compression fractures (PPT-VCFs) were successfully treated with percutaneous vertebral augmentation (VA) for stabilization and reconstruction with intravertebral polyethylene mesh sac (OptiMesh®, Spineology, Inc., Stillwater, MN) and biological morcelized bone graft. The surgical approach provides an efficacious and controlled minimally invasive delivery mechanism to stabilize and reconstruct VCFs, as well as avoiding serious complications from Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. The construct for biological bone graft/vertebral augmentation is osteoconductive and osteoinductive, and is used to create biologic vertebral stabilization and reconstruction. The adjacent vertebra integrity is protected by the construct with similar elasticity and physical characteristics of the biologic morcelized bone, more matched to that of adjacent bone than PMMA. The surgical techniques are described herein.

  13. Vertebrate extracellular preovulatory and postovulatory egg coats.

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    Menkhorst, Ellen; Selwood, Lynne

    2008-11-01

    Extracellular egg coats deposited by maternal or embryonic tissues surround all vertebrate conceptuses during early development. In oviparous species, the time of hatching from extracellular coats can be considered equivalent to the time of birth in viviparous species. Extracellular coats must be lost during gestation for implantation and placentation to occur in some viviparous species. In the most recent classification of vertebrate extracellular coats, Boyd and Hamilton (Cleavage, early development and implantation of the egg. In: Parkes AS (ed.), Marshall's Physiology of Reproduction, vol. 2, 3rd ed. London: Longmans, Green & Co; 1961:1-126) defined the coat synthesized by the oocyte during oogenesis as primary and the coat deposited by follicle cells surrounding the oocyte as secondary. Tertiary egg coats are those synthesized and deposited around the primary or secondary coat by the maternal reproductive tract. This classification is difficult to reconcile with recent data collected using modern molecular biological techniques that can accurately establish the site of coat precursor synthesis and secretion. We propose that a modification to the classification by Boyd and Hamilton is required. Vertebrate egg coats should be classed as belonging to the following two broad groups: the preovulatory coat, which is deposited during oogenesis by the oocyte or follicle cells, and the postovulatory coats, which are deposited after fertilization by the reproductive tract or conceptus. This review discusses the origin and classification of vertebrate extracellular preovulatory and postovulatory coats and illustrates what is known about coat homology between the vertebrate groups.

  14. Internal Marketing and Reflective Subjects Formation Marketing Interno e a Formação de Sujeitos Reflexivos

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    Sérgio Carvalho Benício de Mello

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Internal marketing perspective has gaining primordial space. It happens through an interdisciplinary process with human management discipline and is based on the assumption that a significant part of the organizational success depends on the attitudes, commitment and performance of people in an organization, above all the ones that interact with the customers. Assuming the premise that such procedure depends on the relationship between the contact employees and the customers of an organization, we revise in this essay fundamental notions of interpresonel relationships to discuss the role of the internal marketing in the formation of employees that becomes reflexive subjects. We understand such premise as a fundamental characteristic for those to carry out his/her role in a conscious way. Our conclusion is a theoretical proposal of how this can be developed.A perspectiva do marketing interno tem ganho espaço primordial. Isto ocorre por meio de um processo interdisciplinar com a gestão de pessoas, por se compreender que parte do êxito organizacional dependa das atitudes, do comprometimento e do desempenho de todos os envolvidos numa organização, sobretudo os que interagem com os clientes. Assumindo a premissa de que tal procedimento dependa do relacionamento entre o funcionário de contato e os clientes de uma organização, neste ensaio teórico revisamos noções fundamentais do conhecimento acerca das relações interpessoais para discutir o papel do marketing interno na formação de funcionários que se tornem sujeitos reflexivos. Tal premissa é por nos compreendida como característica fundamental para que estes desempenhem seu papel de forma consciente. Nossa chegada é uma proposta teórica de como isto possa ser desenvolvido.

  15. Particularidades del cuadro interno de la enfermedad en pacientes con cardiopatía isquémica

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    Ariadna Veloso Rodríguez

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available  Resumen En el estudio de cualquier patología somática se hace necesario conocer las particularidades psicológicas del enfermo, estudiar el cuadro interno de la enfermedad. Considerando estos criterios, por la importancia del tema en cuestión y debido a la existencia de pocos estudios realizados, el objetivo del presente trabajo consiste en describir las particularidades del Cuadro Interno de la Enfermedad de los pacientes estudiados con Cardiopatía Isquémica en El Hospital Universitario Camilo Cienfuegos de la provincia de Sancti Spíritus. Cumplimentar el objetivo fue posible con la utilización, en la muestra seleccionada, de varias técnicas y métodos diagnósticos como: Entrevista semiestructurada al cardiólogo del paciente, Entrevista semiestructurada al paciente, Diferencial Semántico de Salud y Modificación de la escala de autovaloración Dembo – Rubinstein. Los resultados arrojaron que este tipo de paciente posee un adecuado conocimiento de la enfermedad que padecen, no siendo así respecto a las modificaciones saludables que deben realizar en su estilo de vida. La misma les resulta dolorosa, manifestando que piensan mucho en su enfermedad; valorándose a sí mismo como una carga y sin que la misma implique trastornos en la sexualidad. Tienen una adecuada valoración de su estado de su salud y su carácter se ve afectado en períodos de crisis de la enfermedad, lo que no limita sus aspiraciones en la vida. (DUAZARY 2010, 60 - 70

  16. A crucialidade dos condicionantes internos: o desenvolvimento comparado das colônias temperadas inglesas entre 1850 e 1930

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    Cristina Fróes de Borja Reis

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentado numa retomada histórico-analítica da trajetória socioeconômica da Austrália, do Canadá e da Argentina, o presente trabalho investiga por que tais países - que possuíam em comum o fato de serem colônias temperadas inglesas -, mesmo partindo de condições aparentemente muito semelhantes, atingiram resultados econ��micos e sociais tão distintos. Apesar de partirem da noção das relações de poder características do Sistema Mundial naquele período, as autoras atribuem papel crucial aos condicionantes internos para a escolha da estratégia de crescimento e desenvolvimento econômicos e defendem que somente a partir de uma combinação analítica dos fatores externos e internos, bem como de suas interações, é possível entender por que determinadas estratégias foram adotadas.Based on an historical-analytical review of the social-economic path of Australia, Canada and Argentina, this paper investigates why such countries - that had in common the fact of being British temperate colonies - in spite of starting from apparently very similar conditions, they reached distinct economic and social results. Although the authors do not ignore the typical power relations of the World System at that time, they attribute crucial role to the internal features of these countries in their choices of growth and development strategies. The authors support that only from an analytical combination of the internal and external features, such as their interactions, it is possible to understand why particular strategies were taken.

  17. Controle interno da qualidade em citopatologia ginecológica: um estudo de 48.355 casos

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    Arcuri Roberto Alfonso

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Todos os sistemas de avaliação de desempenho em laboratórios de citopatologia exigem um programa de controle interno da qualidade estabelecido e executado. O presente estudo tem por objetivo identificar os resultados do programa e o desempenho dos citotécnicos. Para tanto foram revistos os laudos, emitidos pelos citotécnicos e pelos citopatologistas, de 48.355 exames citopatológicos ginecológicos realizados durante 21 meses. Foram identificados 2.299 casos anômalos encaminhados ao citopatologista, e confirmados 1.132; 2.973 casos de alto risco foram detectados e 998 anômalos identificados. A revisão de 10% dos negativos representou 3.180 casos, com identificação de 77 anômalos. Os anômalos totais detectados foram: 1.176 Ascus, 60 Agus, 819 Nic I/HPV, 85 Nic II, 33 Nic III, 11 carcinomas escamosos, 17 adenocarcinomas, cinco Vain I e um Vain III. Os Ascus/Agus foram 56%, e as outras lesões representaram 44%. Os 4,56% de anômalos detectados concordam com os valores propostos por Cardin (3% a 5%, pelo sistema Bethesda (4% a 6% e por Kurman et al. (5% (4, 6, 7. O citopatologista revisou 17,48% dos casos (n = 8.452. Dos 77 (0,16% do total anômalos identificados no reescrutínio, 59 (0,12% foram Ascus, seis (0,01% Agus e 12 (0,02% Nic I. O presente estudo mostra resultados do controle interno da qualidade desenvolvido em laboratório particular e fornece dados relevantes para o planejamento de um programa de prevenção do câncer uterocervical.

  18. Síndrome de Burnout en estudiantes internos durante su estancia por el Hospital Pediátrico del Cerro

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    José Ramón Acosta-Torres

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar la presencia del síndrome de Burnout en su orientación unidimensional entre los estudiantes internos del sexto año de la carrera de Medicina durante su rotación por Pediatría. Materiales y Métodos: Se realizó un estudio transversal y descriptivo mediante la aplicación de la Escala Unidimensional del Burnout Estudiantil de Barraza Macías a una muestra de 230 alumnos del sexto año de la carrera de Medicina, durante su rotación por el Hospital Docente Pediátrico del Cerro, previo consentimiento informado; se indagó la presencia del mismo, sus características y se relacionó la entidad con las variables de la edad y el sexo de los estudiantes. Una vez obtenidos los datos, éstos se almacenaron en una página Excel y se procesaron por el programa XLSTAT 9, mediante la aplicación del método porcentual y el estadígrafo X2, con una significación de p < 0,05. Resultados: Se observó una incidencia del síndrome de Burnout con un nivel leve (83,91% y moderado (13,42% en la población estudiada. Su predominio se identificó en el sexo femenino, con significación estadística e independiente de la edad. Conclusiones: Los alumnos internos en su rotación por la asignatura de Pediatría se encuentran afectados en su mayoría por el síndrome de Burnout en un nivel leve, observándose dependencia del mismo en relación con el sexo femenino.

  19. Avaliação da redução por ligamentotaxia nas fraturas toracolombares tipo explosão Evaluación de la reducción por ligamentotaxia en las fracturas toracolumbares tipo explosión Evaluation of the reduction by ligamentotaxis in thoracolumbar burst fractures

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    Márcio Beckhauser da Silva

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a correção da cifose, da altura do corpo vertebral e da redução dos fragmentos retropulsados nas fraturas toracolombares tipo explosão por ligamentotaxia. MÉTODOS: estudo retrospectivo avaliando um total de 238 pacientes com fraturas toracolombares tipo explosão do grupo A3 pela classificação de Magerl et al., dos quais 63 deles elegíveis para a pesquisa. Todos foram tratados com fixador interno pedicular e tinham imagens radiográficas e tomográficas pré e pós-operatórias. RESULTADOS: No estudo, foi constatada, no pós-operatório imediato, uma correção da cifose vertebral no local da fratura de 87%, com correção de 51% na altura do corpo vertebral e redução de 40% dos fragmentos retropulsados intracanal. CONCLUSÕES: o uso de fixador interno por via posterior permite, ao realizar ligamentotaxia, a restauração da altura do corpo vertebral fraturado, do alinhamento sagital da coluna e descompressão do canal espinhal, minimizando as comorbidades em relação à cirurgia pela via anterior e à laminectomia para descompressão do canal.OBJETIVO: evaluar la corrección de la cifosis, de la altura del cuerpo vertebral y de la reducción de los fragmentos retro pulsados en las fracturas toracolumbares tipo explosión por ligamentotaxia. MÉTODOS: estudio retrospectivo evaluando un total de 238 pacientes con fracturas toracolumbares tipo explosión del Grupo A3 por la clasificación de Magerl et al., de los cuales 63 de ellos fueron elegidos para la investigación. Todos fueron tratados con fijador interno pedicular y tenían imágenes radiográficas y de tomografías pre y postoperatorias. RESULTADOS: en el estudio, se constató en el postoperatorio inmediato una corrección de la cifosis vertebral en el local de la fractura de 87% con corrección de 51% en la altura del cuerpo vertebral, y una reducción de 40% de los fragmentos retro pulsados intracanal. CONCLUSIONES: el uso del fijador interno por v

  20. The origin of the vertebrate skeleton

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    Pivar, Stuart

    2011-01-01

    The anatomy of the human and other vertebrates has been well described since the days of Leonardo da Vinci and Vesalius. The causative origin of the configuration of the bones and of their shapes and forms has been addressed over the ensuing centuries by such outstanding investigators as Goethe, Von Baer, Gegenbauer, Wilhelm His and D'Arcy Thompson, who sought to apply mechanical principles to morphogenesis. However, no coherent causative model of morphogenesis has ever been presented. This paper presents a causative model for the origin of the vertebrate skeleton, based on the premise that the body is a mosaic enlargement of self-organized patterns engrained in the membrane of the egg cell. Drawings illustrate the proposed hypothetical origin of membrane patterning and the changes in the hydrostatic equilibrium of the cytoplasm that cause topographical deformations resulting in the vertebrate body form.

  1. Chitin is endogenously produced in vertebrates.

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    Tang, W Joyce; Fernandez, Javier G; Sohn, Joel J; Amemiya, Chris T

    2015-03-30

    Chitin, a biopolymer of N-acetylglucosamine, is abundant in invertebrates and fungi and is an important structural molecule [1, 2]. There has been a longstanding belief that vertebrates do not produce chitin; however, we have obtained compelling evidence to the contrary. Chitin synthase genes are present in numerous fishes and amphibians, and chitin is localized in situ to the lumen of the developing zebrafish gut, in epithelial cells of fish scales, and in at least three different cell types in larval salamander appendages. Chitin synthase gene knockdowns and various histochemical experiments in zebrafish further authenticated our results. Finally, a polysaccharide was extracted from scales of salmon that exhibited all the chemical hallmarks of chitin. Our data and analyses demonstrate the existence of endogenous chitin in vertebrates and suggest that it serves multiple roles in vertebrate biology.

  2. The efficacy of radiotherapy for vertebral hemangiomas.

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    Miszczyk, L; Ficek, K; Trela, K; Spindel, J

    2001-01-01

    Vertebral hemangiomas are benign, slowly growing tumors sometimes causing local pain in the spine and/or neurologic disorders. The present paper includes 14 cases of painful vertebral hemangiomas treated by radiotherapy. All patients were irradiated using standard fractionation scheme with a total dose 20-30 Gy. One month after the treatment complete pain relief was noted in 36% of cases, five months later in 67% of cases, but in the remaining cases partial pain relief was noted. No correlation between treatment outcome and different biological and technical factors was found. No dose-response relationship was noted. The results suggest that anti-inflamatory effect of radiation plays the major role in this kind of treatment and that radiotherapy for vertebral hemangiomas is easy, short and highly effective analgetic treatment modality.

  3. The vertebral column of Australopithecus sediba.

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    Williams, Scott A; Ostrofsky, Kelly R; Frater, Nakita; Churchill, Steven E; Schmid, Peter; Berger, Lee R

    2013-04-12

    Two partial vertebral columns of Australopithecus sediba grant insight into aspects of early hominin spinal mobility, lumbar curvature, vertebral formula, and transitional vertebra position. Au. sediba likely possessed five non-rib-bearing lumbar vertebrae and five sacral elements, the same configuration that occurs modally in modern humans. This finding contrasts with other interpretations of early hominin regional vertebral numbers. Importantly, the transitional vertebra is distinct from and above the last rib-bearing vertebra in Au. sediba, resulting in a functionally longer lower back. This configuration, along with a strongly wedged last lumbar vertebra and other indicators of lordotic posture, would have contributed to a highly flexible spine that is derived compared with earlier members of the genus Australopithecus and similar to that of the Nariokotome Homo erectus skeleton.

  4. Mitochondrial genome organization and vertebrate phylogenetics

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    Pereira Sérgio Luiz

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available With the advent of DNA sequencing techniques the organization of the vertebrate mitochondrial genome shows variation between higher taxonomic levels. The most conserved gene order is found in placental mammals, turtles, fishes, some lizards and Xenopus. Birds, other species of lizards, crocodilians, marsupial mammals, snakes, tuatara, lamprey, and some other amphibians and one species of fish have gene orders that are less conserved. The most probable mechanism for new gene rearrangements seems to be tandem duplication and multiple deletion events, always associated with tRNA sequences. Some new rearrangements seem to be typical of monophyletic groups and the use of data from these groups may be useful for answering phylogenetic questions involving vertebrate higher taxonomic levels. Other features such as the secondary structure of tRNA, and the start and stop codons of protein-coding genes may also be useful in comparisons of vertebrate mitochondrial genomes.

  5. A paleontological perspective of vertebrate origin

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    2003-01-01

    The Early Cambrian Haikouichthys and Haikouella have been claimed to be related to contribute in an important way to our understanding of vertebrate origin, but there have been heated debates about how exactly they are to be interpreted. New discoveries of numerous specimens of Haikouichthys not only confirm the identity of previously described structures such as the dorsal and the ventral fins, and chevron-shaped myomeres, but also reveal many new important characteristics, including sensory organs of the head (e.g. large eyes), and a prominent notochord with differentiated vertebral elements. This "first fish" appears, however, to retain primitive reproductive features of acraniates, suggesting that it is a stem-group craniates. A new order (Myllokunmingiida) and a new family (Myllokunmingiidae) are erected, and a new species, Zhongjianichthys rostratus (gen. et sp. nov.), is described herein. Over 1400 newly-discovered specimens of Haikouella provide a wealth of anatomical information on this organism. It differs from chordates in many organs and organ systems, including the skin, muscles, respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems. In contrast, its body-design resembles that of vetulicolians, and the presence of a "transitional" nervous system with both dorsal and ventral nerve cords suggests an affinity with living hemichordates. On the basis of these and other recent findings of fossil deuterostomes, a five-step hypothesis for vertebrate origin is proposed, intended to bridge the long- standing gap between protostomes and vertebrates. Four of the five steps accord with established ideas current in modern evolutionary zoology. Evidence for the first step is obtainable only from fossils, and specifically from fossils found from South China, hence the crucial importance of S. China sites for our understanding of early vertebrate origins and evolution. Accordingly, South China is suggested as the oldest-known birthplace of the whole vertebrates.

  6. Zebrafish hox clusters and vertebrate genome evolution.

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    Amores, A; Force, A; Yan, Y L; Joly, L; Amemiya, C; Fritz, A; Ho, R K; Langeland, J; Prince, V; Wang, Y L; Westerfield, M; Ekker, M; Postlethwait, J H

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    HOX genes specify cell fate in the anterior-posterior axis of animal embryos. Invertebrate chordates have one HOX cluster, but mammals have four, suggesting that cluster duplication facilitated the evolution of vertebrate body plans. This report shows that zebrafish have seven hox clusters. Phylogenetic analysis and genetic mapping suggest a chromosome doubling event, probably by whole genome duplication, after the divergence of ray-finned and lobe-finned fishes but before the teleost radiation. Thus, teleosts, the most species-rich group of vertebrates, appear to have more copies of these developmental regulatory genes than do mammals, despite less complexity in the anterior-posterior axis.

  7. Slipped vertebral epiphysis (report of 2 cases

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    Majid Reza Farrokhi

    2009-02-01

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    • Avulsion or fracture of posterior ring apophysis of lumbar vertebra is an uncommon cause of radicular low back pain in pediatric age group, adolescents and athletes. This lesion is one of differential diagnosis of disc herniation. We reported two teenage boys with sever low back pain and sciatica during soccer play that ultimately treated with diagnosis of lipped vertebral apophysis.
    • KEY WORDS: Ring Apophysis, vertebral fracture, sciatica, low back pain, disc herniation.

  8. Scenarios for the making of vertebrates.

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    Holland, Nicholas D; Holland, Linda Z; Holland, Peter W H

    2015-04-23

    Over the past 200 years, almost every invertebrate phylum has been proposed as a starting point for evolving vertebrates. Most of these scenarios are outdated, but several are still seriously considered. The short-range transition from ancestral invertebrate chordates (similar to amphioxus and tunicates) to vertebrates is well accepted. However, longer-range transitions leading up to the invertebrate chordates themselves are more controversial. Opinion is divided between the annelid and the enteropneust scenarios, predicting, respectively, a complex or a simple ancestor for bilaterian animals. Deciding between these ideas will be facilitated by further comparative studies of multicellular animals, including enigmatic taxa such as xenacoelomorphs.

  9. Complex osteotomies vertebral column resection and decancellation.

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    Obeid, Ibrahim; Bourghli, Anouar; Boissière, Louis; Vital, Jean-Marc; Barrey, Cédric

    2014-07-01

    Pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) is nowadays widely used to treat sagittal imbalance. Some complex malalignment cases cannot be treated by a PSO, whereas the imbalance is coronal or mixed or the sagittal imbalance is major and cannot be treated by a single PSO. The aim of this article was to review these complex situations--coronal imbalance, mixed imbalance, two-level PSO, vertebral column resection, and vertebral column decancellation, and to focus on their specificities. It wills also to evoke the utility of navigation in these complex cases.

  10. The shape of the human lumbar vertebral canal A forma do canal vertebral lombar humano

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    Edmundo Zarzur

    1996-09-01

    Full Text Available Literature on the anatomy of the human vertebral column characterizes the shape of the lumbar vertebral canal as triangular. The purpose of the present study was to determine the precise shape of the lumbar vertebral canal. Ten lumbar vertebral columns of adult male cadavers were dissected. Two transverse sections were performed in the third lumbar vertebra. One section was performed at the level of the lower border of the ligamenta flava, and the other section was performed at the level of the pedicles. The shape of the lumbar vertebral canal at the level of the pedicles tends to be oval or circular, whereas the shape of the lumbar vertebral canal at the level of the lower border of the ligamenta flava is triangular. Thus, the shape of the human lumbar vertebral canal is not exclusively triangular, as reported in the literature. It is related to the level of the transversal section performed on the lumbar vertebra. This finding should be taken into consideration among factors involved in the spread of solutions introduced into the epidural space.A literatura sobre a anatomia da coluna vertebral descreve como sendo triangular o formato do canal vertebral na região lombar. O objetivo deste estudo é determinar a real forma do canal da coluna vertebral lombar.Dez colunas vertebrais de cadáveres de homens adultos foram dissecadas. Dois cortes transversais foram executados na terceira vértebra lombar. Um corte foi feito no nível das bordas inferiores de dois ligamentos amarelos vizinhos e o outro corte foi transversal, no nível dos pedículos. A forma do canal vertebral variou: no nível dos pedículos ela tende a ser oval ou circular e junto às bordas inferiores dos ligamentos amarelos passa a ser triangular. Portanto, a forma do canal vertebral lombar não é somente triangular; ela depende do nível em que se faz o corte transversal da vértebra. Estes achados devem ser levados em consideração entre os fatores envolvidos na difusão das

  11. Evaluación del proceso de implementación del sistema de control interno en la entidad prestadora de servicios de saneamiento de Lambayeque EPSEL S.A, periodo 2013

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    Sánchez Torres, Raquel

    2014-01-01

    Se realizó el presente trabajo de investigación, con el objetivo de evaluar las actividades realizadas para la implementación del Sistema de Control Interno en la Entidad Prestadora de Servicios de Saneamiento de Lambayeque EPSEL S.A; en función a las Normas de Control Interno aprobadas mediante Resolución de Contraloría N°320-2006-CG. Para ello se aplicó una guía de encuesta, entrevistas en profundidad y recojo de testimonios sobre el proceso de control interno en las diversas áreas. Los ins...

  12. Procesos de control interno y su influencia en la ejecución de las adquisiciones de la oficina de logística del Instituto Nacional de Salud – Lima

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    Carrillo Yapuchura, Irma

    2011-01-01

    La presente investigación tiene como objetivo determinar la influencia de los procesos de control interno en la ejecución de las adquisiciones de la oficina de logística del Instituto Nacional de Salud, considerando tres aspectos fundamentales en el desarrollo del control interno: (1) las políticas que se usan, (2) el planeamiento que se realiza y (3) la estructura; entendiéndose al control interno como lineamientos, criterios, métodos y disposiciones para la aplicación y su regulación ...

  13. Extensive thoracolumbosacral vertebral osteomyelitis after Lemierre syndrome

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    Kempen, D. H R; van Dijk, M.; Hoepelman, A. I M; Oner, F. C.; Verlaan, J. J.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: To present a unique case of multilevel vertebral osteomyelitis after Lemierre syndrome. Methods: A previously healthy 27-year-old man presented in the Emergency Department in septic shock because of Lemierre syndrome for which he was subsequently treated with intravenous benzylpenicillin fo

  14. Diagnosis and Management of Vertebral Compression Fractures.

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    McCarthy, Jason; Davis, Amy

    2016-07-01

    Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are the most common complication of osteoporosis, affecting more than 700,000 Americans annually. Fracture risk increases with age, with four in 10 white women older than 50 years experiencing a hip, spine, or vertebral fracture in their lifetime. VCFs can lead to chronic pain, disfigurement, height loss, impaired activities of daily living, increased risk of pressure sores, pneumonia, and psychological distress. Patients with an acute VCF may report abrupt onset of back pain with position changes, coughing, sneezing, or lifting. Physical examination findings are often normal, but can demonstrate kyphosis and midline spine tenderness. More than two-thirds of patients are asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally on plain radiography. Acute VCFs may be treated with analgesics such as acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, narcotics, and calcitonin. Physicians must be mindful of medication adverse effects in older patients. Other conservative therapeutic options include limited bed rest, bracing, physical therapy, nerve root blocks, and epidural injections. Percutaneous vertebral augmentation, including vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, is controversial, but can be considered in patients with inadequate pain relief with nonsurgical care or when persistent pain substantially affects quality of life. Family physicians can help prevent vertebral fractures through management of risk factors and the treatment of osteoporosis.

  15. Tetanus with multiple wedge vertebral collapses

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    Jul 6, 2012 ... plication of paediatric tetanus and the associated ... of back pains-11 days, inability to open her mouth- 9 days, ... multiple vertebral collapses and the management chal- ... symptoms made the parents take her to a prayer house where the .... overlying the affected vertebrae, low-grade fever, chills,. Multiple.

  16. Pleistocene vertebrates of the Yukon Territory

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    Harington, C. R.

    2011-08-01

    Unglaciated parts of the Yukon constitute one of the most important areas in North America for yielding Pleistocene vertebrate fossils. Nearly 30 vertebrate faunal localities are reviewed spanning a period of about 1.6 Ma (million years ago) to the close of the Pleistocene some 10 000 BP (radiocarbon years before present, taken as 1950). The vertebrate fossils represent at least 8 species of fishes, 1 amphibian, 41 species of birds and 83 species of mammals. Dominant among the large mammals are: steppe bison ( Bison priscus), horse ( Equus sp.), woolly mammoth ( Mammuthus primigenius), and caribou ( Rangifer tarandus) - signature species of the Mammoth Steppe fauna ( Fig. 1), which was widespread from the British Isles, through northern Europe, and Siberia to Alaska, Yukon and adjacent Northwest Territories. The Yukon faunas extend from Herschel Island in the north to Revenue Creek in the south and from the Alaskan border in the west to Ketza River in the east. The Yukon holds evidence of the earliest-known people in North America. Artifacts made from bison, mammoth and caribou bones from Bluefish Caves, Old Crow Basin and Dawson City areas show that people had a substantial knowledge of making and using bone tools at least by 25 000 BP, and possibly as early as 40 000 BP. A suggested chronological sequence of Yukon Pleistocene vertebrates ( Table 1) facilitates comparison of selected faunas and indicates the known duration of various taxa.

  17. Light sensitivity in a vertebrate mechanoreceptor?

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    Baker, G.E.; Grip, W.J. de; Turton, M.; Wagner, H.J.; Foster, R.G.; Douglas, R.H.

    2015-01-01

    Using immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis, we demonstrate that melanopsin is localised in cells around the central pore of lateral line neuromasts in the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. Since melanopsin is a known photoreceptor pigment with diverse functions in vertebrates, we sugges

  18. Why can't vertebrates synthesize trehalose?

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    Argüelles, Juan-Carlos

    2014-10-01

    The non-reducing disaccharide trehalose is a singular molecule, which has been strictly conserved throughout evolution in prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea), lower eukaryotes, plants, and invertebrates, but is absent in vertebrates and-more specifically-in mammals. There are notable differences regarding the pivotal roles played by trehalose among distantly related organisms as well as in the specific metabolic pathways of trehalose biosynthesis and/or hydrolysis, and the regulatory mechanisms that control trehalose expression genes and enzymatic activities. The success of trehalose compared with that of other structurally related molecules is attributed to its exclusive set of physical properties, which account for its physiological roles and have also promoted important biotechnological applications. However, an intriguing question still remains: why are vertebrates in general, and mammals in particular, unable (or have lost the capacity) to synthesize trehalose? The search for annotated genomes of vertebrates reveals the absence of any functional trehalose synthase gene. Indeed, this is also true for the human genome, which contains, however, two genes encoding for isoforms of the hydrolytic activity (trehalase). Although we still lack a convincing answer, this striking difference might reflect the divergent evolutionary lineages followed by invertebrates and vertebrates. Alternatively, some clinical data point to trehalose as a toxic molecule when stored inside the human body.

  19. Neogene vertebrates from the Gargano Peninsula, Italy

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    Freudenthal, M.

    1971-01-01

    Fissure-fillings in Mesozoic limestones in the Gargano Peninsula yield rich collections of fossil vertebrates, which are characterized by gigantism and aberrant morphology. Their age is considered to be Vallesian or Turolian. The special features of the fauna are probably due to isolation on an isla

  20. Treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures

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    Klazen, C.A.H.

    2010-01-01

    In Chapter I, an outline of this thesis is given. In Chapter 2 we prospectively determined the natural course of pain in patients with conservatively treated acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCF). In addition, we assessed the type of conservative therapy that these patients receiv

  1. Aquatic vertebrate locomotion : Wakes from body waves

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    Videler, JJ; Muller, UK; Stamhuis, EJ

    1999-01-01

    Vertebrates swimming with undulations of the body and tail have inflection points where the curvature of the body changes from concave to convex or vice versa. These inflection paints travel down the body at the speed of the running wave of bending, In movements with increasing amplitudes, the body

  2. VerSeDa: vertebrate secretome database

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    Cortazar, Ana R.; Oguiza, José A.

    2017-01-01

    Based on the current tools, de novo secretome (full set of proteins secreted by an organism) prediction is a time consuming bioinformatic task that requires a multifactorial analysis in order to obtain reliable in silico predictions. Hence, to accelerate this process and offer researchers a reliable repository where secretome information can be obtained for vertebrates and model organisms, we have developed VerSeDa (Vertebrate Secretome Database). This freely available database stores information about proteins that are predicted to be secreted through the classical and non-classical mechanisms, for the wide range of vertebrate species deposited at the NCBI, UCSC and ENSEMBL sites. To our knowledge, VerSeDa is the only state-of-the-art database designed to store secretome data from multiple vertebrate genomes, thus, saving an important amount of time spent in the prediction of protein features that can be retrieved from this repository directly. Database URL: VerSeDa is freely available at http://genomics.cicbiogune.es/VerSeDa/index.php PMID:28365718

  3. Stakeholder participation in management of invasive vertebrates.

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    Ford-Thompson, Adriana E S; Snell, Carolyn; Saunders, Glen; White, Piran C L

    2012-04-01

    Stakeholders are increasingly involved in species conservation. We sought to understand what features of a participatory conservation program are associated with its ecological and social outcomes. We conducted a case study of the management of invasive vertebrates in Australia. Invasive vertebrates are a substantial threat to Australia's native species, and stakeholder participation in their management is often necessary for their control. First, we identified potential influences on the ecological and social outcomes of species conservation programs from the literature. We used this information to devise an interview questionnaire, which we administered to managers of 34 participatory invasive-vertebrate programs. Effects of invasive species were related to program initiator (agency or citizen), reasons for use of a participatory approach, and stakeholder composition. Program initiator was also related to the participation methods used, level of governance (i.e., governed by an agency or citizens), changes in stakeholder interactions, and changes in abundance of invasive species. Ecological and social outcomes were related to changes in abundance of invasive species and stakeholder satisfaction. We identified relations between changes in the number of participants, stakeholder satisfaction, and occurrence of conflict. Potential ways to achieve ecological and social goals include provision of governmental support (e.g., funding) to stakeholders and minimization of gaps in representation of stakeholder groups or individuals to, for example, increase conflict mitigation. Our findings provide guidance for increasing the probability of achieving ecological and social objectives in management of invasive vertebrates and may be applicable to other participatory conservation programs.

  4. VerSeDa: vertebrate secretome database.

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    Cortazar, Ana R; Oguiza, José A; Aransay, Ana M; Lavín, José L

    2017-01-01

    Based on the current tools, de novo secretome (full set of proteins secreted by an organism) prediction is a time consuming bioinformatic task that requires a multifactorial analysis in order to obtain reliable in silico predictions. Hence, to accelerate this process and offer researchers a reliable repository where secretome information can be obtained for vertebrates and model organisms, we have developed VerSeDa (Vertebrate Secretome Database). This freely available database stores information about proteins that are predicted to be secreted through the classical and non-classical mechanisms, for the wide range of vertebrate species deposited at the NCBI, UCSC and ENSEMBL sites. To our knowledge, VerSeDa is the only state-of-the-art database designed to store secretome data from multiple vertebrate genomes, thus, saving an important amount of time spent in the prediction of protein features that can be retrieved from this repository directly. VerSeDa is freely available at http://genomics.cicbiogune.es/VerSeDa/index.php.

  5. Did Language Evolve Like the Vertebrate Eye?

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    Botha, Rudolf P.

    2002-01-01

    Offers a critical appraisal of the way in which the idea that human language or some of its features evolved like the vertebrate eye by natural selection is articulated in Pinker and Bloom's (1990) selectionist account of language evolution. Argues that this account is less than insightful because it fails to draw some of the conceptual…

  6. Vertebrate Pest Control. Sale Publication 4077.

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    Stimmann, M. W.; Clark, Dell O.

    This guide gives descriptions of common vertebrate pests and guidelines for using some common pesticides. The pests discussed are rats, mice, bats, moles, muskrats, ground squirrels, and gophers. Information is given for each pest on the type of damage the pest can do, the habitat and biology of the pest, and the most effective control methods.…

  7. Benign nontraumatic osteolytic vertebral collapse simulating malignancy

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    Sattari, Azadeh [Hopital Lariboisiere, Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Paris Cedex 10 (France); Quillard, Alain [Hopital Lariboisiere, Department of Pathology, Paris Cedex 10 (France); Laredo, Jean-Denis [Hopital Lariboisiere, Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Paris Cedex 10 (France); University of Pennsylvania Health System, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

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    This study described the imaging features of a distinctive pattern of biopsy-proven benign non-traumatic vertebral collapse (VC) that can mimic malignancy. Among 240 patients referred with painful VC over a 10-year period, we retrospectively selected 15 cases of benign VC which simulated malignancy, due to cortical bone destruction on radiographs. The diagnosis of benign origin was documented by percutaneous biopsy and 12-months of follow-up. Radiographs, CT and MR images of the spine were reviewed. Findings suggestive of malignancy included destruction involving the anterolateral cortex, posterior cortex and pedicles of the vertebral body (46%,15% and 15% respectively) at CT, epidural soft-tissue masses on CT (23%) and MR images (21%), and diffuse low signal-intensity (SI) of the vertebral body (50%) and pedicles (79%) on T1-weighted images. Features suggestive of a benign origin included an intravertebral vacuum phenomenon on radiographs and CT (13%), fracture lines within the vertebral body (92%) or pedicles (62%) at CT and presence an intravertebral area of high SI on T2-weighted images (93%). Benign non-traumatic osteolytic VC can simulate malignancy on radiographs. The features, above mentioned on CT and MR suggestive of a benign VC, are useful in interpreting biopsy results of such lesions and avoiding unnecessary repeat biopsy. (orig.)

  8. The Evolution of Line-1 in Vertebrates.

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    Boissinot, Stéphane; Sookdeo, Akash

    2016-10-19

    The abundance and diversity of the LINE-1 (L1) retrotransposon differ greatly among vertebrates. Mammalian genomes contain hundred of thousands L1s that have accumulated since the origin of mammals. A single group of very similar elements is active at a time in mammals, thus a single lineage of active families has evolved in this group. In contrast, non-mammalian genomes (fish, amphibians, reptiles) harbor a large diversity of concurrently transposing families, which are all represented by very small number of recently inserted copies. Why the pattern of diversity and abundance of L1 is so different among vertebrates remains unknown. To address this issue, we performed a detailed analysis of the evolution of active L1 in 14 mammals and in three non-mammalian vertebrate model species. We examined the evolution of base composition and codon bias, the general structure, and the evolution of the different domains of L1 (5'UTR, ORF1, ORF2, 3'UTR). L1s differ substantially in length, base composition and structure among vertebrates. The most variation is found in the 5'UTR, which is longer in amniotes, and in the ORF1, which tend to evolve faster in mammals. The highly divergent L1 families of lizard, frog and fish share species-specific features suggesting they are subjected to the same functional constraints imposed by their host. The relative conservation of the 5'UTR and ORF1 in non-mammalian vertebrates suggests that the repression of transposition by the host does not act in a sequence specific manner and did not result in an arms race, as is observed in mammals.

  9. The Evolution of LINE-1 in Vertebrates

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    Sookdeo, Akash

    2016-01-01

    The abundance and diversity of the LINE-1 (L1) retrotransposon differ greatly among vertebrates. Mammalian genomes contain hundreds of thousands L1s that have accumulated since the origin of mammals. A single group of very similar elements is active at a time in mammals, thus a single lineage of active families has evolved in this group. In contrast, non-mammalian genomes (fish, amphibians, reptiles) harbor a large diversity of concurrently transposing families, which are all represented by very small number of recently inserted copies. Why the pattern of diversity and abundance of L1 is so different among vertebrates remains unknown. To address this issue, we performed a detailed analysis of the evolution of active L1 in 14 mammals and in 3 non-mammalian vertebrate model species. We examined the evolution of base composition and codon bias, the general structure, and the evolution of the different domains of L1 (5′UTR, ORF1, ORF2, 3′UTR). L1s differ substantially in length, base composition, and structure among vertebrates. The most variation is found in the 5′UTR, which is longer in amniotes, and in the ORF1, which tend to evolve faster in mammals. The highly divergent L1 families of lizard, frog, and fish share species-specific features suggesting that they are subjected to the same functional constraints imposed by their host. The relative conservation of the 5′UTR and ORF1 in non-mammalian vertebrates suggests that the repression of transposition by the host does not act in a sequence-specific manner and did not result in an arms race, as is observed in mammals. PMID:28175298

  10. A Case Report: Balloon Occlusion Of Vertebral Artery In A Giant Vertebral Artery Aneurysm

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    K. Edraki

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Introduction & Background: True aneurysms of extra cranial vertebral arteries are rare. The usual pathogenesis of aneurysms in this location is either penetrating or blunt trauma with resultant pseudo- aneurysm formation. We report a patient with a presumed pseudo-aneurysm of the extra- cranial vertebral artery presenting with painful neck mass, without obvious history of trauma. Case description: A 59-year old man presented with painful left lateral neck mass from 3 month ago with a bruit over it on physical examination. Patient had a history of long term anticoagulant therapy because of chronic lower extremity DVT. Patient was referred to our DSA (Department for angiography. After color Doppler US, CT scan and MR-angiography were performed and a giant aneurysm in left vertebral artery was detected. The lesion was successfully treated by an endovascular technique of balloon occlusion of the verte-bral artery.

  11. Una nueva experiencia clínica: Colgajo safeno interno diferido A new clinical experience: the delayed reverse saphenous flap

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    G.A. Wolff I

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Los defectos de tejidos blandos de la pierna y el pie cuasados por traumatismos, tumores o infecciones, requieren frecuentemente procedimientos de cobertura mediante el empleo de colgajos. El colgajo safeno interno ha demostrado ser una excelente opción por su versatilidad y su poca morbilidad en el área donante. El diferimiento es un procedimiento útil para reducir las complicaciones vasculares de los colgajos, en pacientes con factores de riesgo añadidos. Su fisiología ha sido estudiada detalladamente, pero aún persisten interrogantes en torno a su uso y al periodo de diferimiento. Presentamos nuestra experiencia clínica con el uso de colgajos diferidos en 2 casos de reconstrucción de pie y tobillo secundarios a traumatismos, en los que se presentó sufrimiento vascular agudo al realizar el colgajo safeno interno reverso. El período de diferimiento varió entre los 7 y los 10 días. Los resultados postoperatorios fueron satisfactorios. Se presentó solo un complicación consistente en necrosis de los bordes de uno de los colgajos (menor del 1%. En conclusión, creemos que el diferimiento de los colgajos regionales es una herramienta útil para reducir la tasa de complicaciones vasculares en los mismos. Nuestra experiencia con el colgajo safeno interno diferido, reportada por primera vez según nuestro conocimiento, confirma la utilidad del procedimiento en este tipo de colgajo, demostrando que aún en condiciones de riesgo vascular esta modificación del colgajo se presenta como una opción alternativa para la reconstrucción exitosa de este tipo de defectos.Complex soft tissue defects of the distal third of the leg and foot represent a challenge in the reconstructive. The internal saphenous flap is a frequently used option for lower leg reconstruction because its versatility and minimal donor site morbidity. The commonly known delay procedure is an alternative. The concept of delay was clearly explained years ago, but still there is

  12. Varied overstrain injuries of the vertebral column conditioned by evolution

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    Kohlbach, W.

    1983-08-01

    During physiological growth of the juvenile vertebral column, various stages of stability occur which are characterized by the condition of the marginal rim of the vertebral bodies. If the vertebral juvenile column is overstrained, these variations in stability results in a variety of damage to vertebral bodies and vertebral disks. One of these lesions corresponds to Scheuermann's disease (osteochondrosis of vertebral epiphyses in juveniles). Damage of the vertebral column due to overstrain can occur only if the overstrain is applied in upright position. Since Man alone can damage his vertebral column in upright position (as a result of his evolutionary development), Scheuermann's thesis is confirmed that Scheuermann's disease is confined to Man. Spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis is also a damage caused by overstrain. Here, too, the damage can occur only if the load is exercised in upright position, with the exception of a slanted positioning of the intervertebral components.

  13. An Inquiry into Acupuncture Treatment on Cervical Vertebral Disease

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    2006-01-01

    @@ Introduction: The cervical vertebral diseases are the diseases of cervical osteoarticular and ligament hypertrophy that cause stenosis of vertebral canals and intervertebral foraminae and compression of nerve roots or cervical segments.

  14. The CW domain, a structural module shared amongst vertebrates, vertebrate-infecting parasites and higher plants.

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    Perry, Jason; Zhao, Yunde

    2003-11-01

    A previously undetected domain, named CW for its conserved cysteine and tryptophan residues, appears to be a four-cysteine zinc-finger motif found exclusively in vertebrates, vertebrate-infecting parasites and higher plants. Of the twelve distinct nuclear protein families that comprise the CW domain-containing superfamily, only the microrchida (MORC) family has begun to be characterized. However, several families contain other domains suggesting a relationship between the CW domain and either chromatin methylation status or early embryonic development.

  15. Sentido de coherencia y activos para la salud en jóvenes internos en centros de menores

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    J.J. Paredes-Carbonell

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar el Sentido de Coherencia (SOC en jóvenes de 2 Centros de Menores (CM de la Comunidad Valenciana, conocer la opinión de sus profesionales sobre SOC y que estos jóvenes identifiquen activos para su salud. Material y método: 45 jóvenes autocumplimentaron el test SOC-13. Las variables categóricas se expresaron como frecuencias absolutas y relativas; las cuantitativas, mediante medias con intervalos de confianza (IC al 95%. Se diseñó y realizó una entrevista grupal a 5 adolescentes internos y un cuestionario de preguntas abiertas a 6 profesionales. Se realizó análisis de contenido temático y por categorías. Resultados: La media de puntuación de SOC es 54,4 (IC 95%: 53,9 a 59,8. Respecto a las dimensiones del test, manejabilidad: 17,6 (IC 95%: 16,5 a 18,8; comprensibilidad: 19,6 (IC 95%: 18,1 a 21,1; y significatividad: 17,1 (IC 95%: 16,0 a 18,2. Los jóvenes identifican activos internos como "hacer deporte" y "ser positivos"; y externos como "personas (familia y amigos" y "espacios relacionados con la actividad física". Los profesionales opinan que SOC valora aspectos relevantes para la vida del centro y que los jóvenes obtendrán una puntuación moderada. Discusión: El nivel de SOC obtenido es moderado y similar a otras poblaciones. Los resultados presentan limitaciones relacionadas con la obtención de la muestra, pero invitan a seguir investigando sobre SOC y diferencias socioculturales de jóvenes; y SOC y activos identificados. Los activos podrían dinamizarse por los propios jóvenes con el apoyo de profesionales y del entorno familiar y comunitario.

  16. Em um mundo de incertezas: um survey sobre controle interno em uma perspectiva pública e privada

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    Rossana Guerra de Sousa

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el punto de vista de la uniformidad entre la teoría y la práctica de la gestión del control interno en los sectores públicos y privados, y la estructura de COSO CIFI 2013 como base, este estudio tiene como objetivo identificar cómo las organizaciones han puesto en práctica el concepto, las d imensiones esenciales control interno y cuáles son los desafíos implicados en este proceso. A partir de la percepción de los actores organizacionales que evalúan estas cuestiones en su contexto institucional, se realizó una encuesta con el uso de la escala de medición de Likert. Los datos se analizaron de forma descriptiva y se compararon entre los sectores público y privado con la prueba de Mann - Whitney. Los resultados muestran que, en ambos segmentos, el concepto de control se identifica sobre todo con su forma funcional, lo que puede afectar la eficacia de la gestión del sistema de control, sobre todo en la definición de la rendición de cuentas sobre las acciones de control en la entidad. Los encuestados, públicas y privadas, convergen en la percepción de la ejecución relativa de las dimensiones de control relacionadas con el entorno de control y los sistemas de información y comunicación, y los principales retos visualiza la institucionalización de las actividades de gestión de riesgos, control y seguimie nto. Los resultados reflejan la dificultad de absorber y la institucionalización de los conceptos y las dimensiones centrales estructurados para los controles de gestión en las organizaciones públicas y privadas. Esta situación puede conducir a la ineficie ncia del sistema de control, implementado o diseñado, lo que genera costos sin consideración de la obtención de los beneficios relacionados con la consecución de los objetivos de la organización. La actuación en la difusión y profesionalización del segment o de gestión de controles puede constituir una de las pocas alternativas viables para evitar este

  17. Evolution of the vertebrate claudin gene family: insights from a basal vertebrate, the sea lamprey.

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    Mukendi, Christian; Dean, Nicholas; Lala, Rushil; Smith, Jeramiah; Bronner, Marianne E; Nikitina, Natalya V

    2016-01-01

    Claudins are major constituents of tight junctions, contributing both to their intercellular sealing and selective permeability properties. While claudins and claudin-like molecules are present in some invertebrates, the association of claudins with tight junctions has been conclusively documented only in vertebrates. Here we report the sequencing, phylogenetic analysis and comprehensive spatiotemporal expression analysis of the entire claudin gene family in the basal extant vertebrate, the sea lamprey. Our results demonstrate that clear orthologues to about half of all mammalian claudins are present in the lamprey, suggesting that at least one round of whole genome duplication contributed to the diversification of this gene family. Expression analysis revealed that claudins are expressed in discrete and specific domains, many of which represent vertebrate-specific innovations, such as in cranial ectodermal placodes and the neural crest; whereas others represent structures characteristic of chordates, e.g. pronephros, notochord, somites, endostyle and pharyngeal arches. By comparing the embryonic expression of claudins in the lamprey to that of other vertebrates, we found that ancestral expression patterns were often preserved in higher vertebrates. Morpholino mediated loss of Cldn3b demonstrated a functional role for this protein in placode and pharyngeal arch morphogenesis. Taken together, our data provide novel insights into the origins and evolution of the claudin gene family and the significance of claudin proteins in the evolution of vertebrates.

  18. Vertebrate richness and biogeography in the Big Thicket of Texas

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    Michael H MacRoberts; Barbara R. MacRoberts; D. Craig Rudolph

    2010-01-01

    The Big Thicket of Texas has been described as rich in species and a “crossroads:” a place where organisms from many different regions meet. We examine the species richness and regional affiliations of Big Thicket vertebrates. We found that the Big Thicket is neither exceptionally rich in vertebrates nor is it a crossroads for vertebrates. Its vertebrate fauna is...

  19. The incidence of secondary vertebral fracture of vertebral augmentation techniques versus conservative treatment for painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Song, Dawei; Meng, Bin; Gan, Minfeng; Niu, Junjie; Li, Shiyan; Chen, Hao; Yuan, Chenxi; Yang, Huilin

    2015-08-01

    Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) are minimally invasive and effective vertebral augmentation techniques for managing osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). Recent meta-analyses have compared the incidence of secondary vertebral fractures between patients treated with vertebral augmentation techniques or conservative treatment; however, the inclusions were not thorough and rigorous enough, and the effects of each technique on the incidence of secondary vertebral fractures remain unclear. To perform an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of the studies with more rigorous inclusion criteria on the effects of vertebral augmentation techniques and conservative treatment for OVCF on the incidence of secondary vertebral fractures. PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, SpringerLink, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library database were searched for relevant original articles comparing the incidence of secondary vertebral fractures between vertebral augmentation techniques and conservative treatment for patients with OVCFs. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and prospective non-randomized controlled trials (NRCTs) were identified. The methodological qualities of the studies were evaluated, relevant data were extracted and recorded, and an appropriate meta-analysis was conducted. A total of 13 articles were included. The pooled results from included studies showed no statistically significant differences in the incidence of secondary vertebral fractures between patients treated with vertebral augmentation techniques and conservative treatment. Subgroup analysis comparing different study designs, durations of symptoms, follow-up times, races of patients, and techniques were conducted, and no significant differences in the incidence of secondary fractures were identified (P > 0.05). No obvious publication bias was detected by either Begg's test (P = 0.360 > 0.05) or Egger's test (P = 0.373 > 0.05). Despite current thinking in the

  20. Relationship between New Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture and Instrumented Lumbar Arthrodesis

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    Kim, Bung-Hak; Choi, Dong-Hyuk; Jeon, Seong-Hun; Choi, Yong-Soo

    2010-01-01

    Study Design Retrospective study. Purpose To evaluate the relationship between a new osteoporotic vertebral fracture and instrumented lumbar arthrodesis. Overview of Literature In contrast to the growing recognition of the importance of adjacent segment disease after lumbar arthrodesis, relatively little attention has been paid to the relationship between osteoporotic vertebral fractures and instrumented lumbar arthrodesis. Methods Twenty five patients with a thoracolumbar vertebral fracture ...

  1. El Sistema de Control Interno para el Perfeccionamiento de la Gestión Empresarial en Cuba (Internal Control System for the Improvement of Corporate Governance in Cuba

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    Dinaidys Gómez-Selemeneva

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumen En el presente trabajo se realiza un estudio sobre los antecedentes del control interno empresarial, caracterizando el mismo en Cuba y exponiendo los principales postulados para la gestión del cambio empresarial y su aplicación. Así mismo se describe el proceso de cambio para la implementación del control interno en una organización. Abstract In this study we examine the history of corporate internal control in order to characterize it in Cuba and to expose the main tenets for business change management and implementation. It also describes the process of change for the implementation of internal control in an organization.

  2. The results of ab interno laser thermal sclerostomy combined with cataract surgery versus trabeculectomy combined with cataract surgery 6 to 12 months postoperatively.

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    Kendrick, R; Kollarits, C R; Khan, N

    1996-07-01

    When cataract surgery and glaucoma surgery are combined, the theoretical advantages of pressure control, removal of the visual impairment, and protection against an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP) in the immediate postoperative period are gained. The authors' objective was to determine whether ab interno laser thermal sclerostomy (LTS) combined with cataract surgery would be as effective as trabeculectomy combined with cataract surgery. Ab interno LTS was compared with trabeculectomy, retrospectively, for patients who had undergone combined cataract and glaucoma surgery. There was no significant difference in the numbers of patients using no medications or fewer medications at 6 and 12 months. There was a greater reduction in IOP in the LTS group. LTS may be better than trabeculectomy in combined cataract and glaucoma surgery because it reduces the IOP more. Compared with trabeculectomy, LTS is simpler to perform and adds less operating time to cataract surgery. Continued follow-up is recommended.

  3. Combined ab interno trabeculotomy and lens extraction: a novel management option for combined uveitic and chronic narrow angle raised intraocular pressure.

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    Lin, Siying; Gupta, Bhaskar; Rossiter, Jonathan

    2016-02-01

    Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery is a developing area that has the potential to replace traditional glaucoma surgery, with its known risk profile, but at present there are no randomised controlled data to validate its use. We report on a case where sequential bilateral combined ab interno trabeculotomy and lens extraction surgery was performed on a 45-year-old woman with combined uveitic and chronic narrow angle raised intraocular pressure. Maximal medical management alone could not control the intraocular pressure. At 12-month follow-up, the patient had achieved stable intraocular pressure in both eyes on a combination of topical ocular antiglaucomatous and steroid therapies. This case demonstrates the effectiveness of trabecular meshwork ablation via ab interno trabeculotomy in a case of complex mixed mechanism glaucoma. 2016 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.

  4. MALFORMACIÓN CONGÉNITA DE OÍDO INTERNO: CAVIDAD ÚNICA. Congenital malfomation of inner ear: single cavity

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    Julio César Torres Pazmiño

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    Full Text Available Las malformaciones congénitas del oído interno son patologías de baja frecuencia pero que requieren precisión diagnóstica. Se presenta un caso de cavidad única o común con sus correspondientes imágenes radiológicas manejado con implante coclear, así como la revisión de la clasificación y diagnóstico diferencial de las demás anomalías de oído interno.Congenital malformations of the inner ear are rare conditions, but their detection requires high diagnostic accuracy. In this report we describe the case of a patient with single or common cavity, discuss the corresponding radiological images, describe the tratment of this patient with a cochlear implant, and review the classification and differential diagnosis of the other anomalies of the inner ear.

  5. MALFORMACIÓN CONGÉNITA DE OÍDO INTERNO: CAVIDAD ÚNICA. Congenital malfomation of inner ear: single cavity

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    Julio César Torres Pazmiño; Gilberto Eduardo Marrugo Pardo

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    Las malformaciones congénitas del oído interno son patologías de baja frecuencia pero que requieren precisión diagnóstica. Se presenta un caso de cavidad única o común con sus correspondientes imágenes radiológicas manejado con implante coclear, así como la revisión de la clasificación y diagnóstico diferencial de las demás anomalías de oído interno.Congenital malformations of the inner ear are rare conditions, but their detection requires high diagnostic accuracy. In this report we describe ...

  6. Anatomia do sulco da artéria vertebral Vertebral artery groove anatomy

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    Max Franco de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Diversas técnicas cirúrgicas têm sido realizadas na região craniocervical devido a diversas patologias. Durante o acesso cirúrgico a essa região existe um risco potencial de lesão iatrogênica da artéria vertebral, relacionado ao acesso lateral amplo e à avaliação inadequada da anatomia local. Variações no trajeto da artéria vertebral ocasionam maior risco de lesão vascular. O estudo pré-operatório por imagem da anatomia da artéria vertebral e do seu sulco tem sido realizado para aumentar a segurança cirúrgica. OBJETIVO: Estudar a morfometria da artéria vertebral no atlas através da tomografia computadorizada do sulco da artéria vertebral (SAV em 30 atlas isolados de cadáveres. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: O SAV e suas relações com a linha média foram avaliados através de oito medidas lineares e duas angulares, bilateralmente. A média, valor máximo e mínimo, e desvio padrão foram calculados para cada parâmetro. RESULTADOS: O SAV apresentou uma maior largura e maior espessura do lado esquerdo (pINTRODUCTION: Several surgical techniques have been carried through in the skull-cervical region due to various pathologies. During the surgical access to this region, a potential risk of iatrogenic injury of the vertebral artery exists, related to extended lateral access and the inadequate evaluation of the local anatomy. Variations in the groove of the vertebral artery lead to a greater risk of vascular injury during surgery. Preoperative image study of the vertebral artery anatomy and its groove has been realized to enhance surgical safety. OBJECTIVE: to study the morphometry of atlas vertebral artery on computed tomography scan images of the vertebral artery groove (VAG in 30 dry atlas. METHODS: VAG and its relationship with the midline were evaluated through eight linear and two angular measures, bilaterally. The average, maximum and minimum values, and standard deviation were calculated for each parameter

  7. Vertebral Augmentation Involving Vertebroplasty or Kyphoplasty for Cancer-Related Vertebral Compression Fractures: A Systematic Review

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    Background Cancers that metastasize to the spine and primary cancers such as multiple myeloma can result in vertebral compression fractures or instability. Conservative strategies, including bed rest, bracing, and analgesic use, can be ineffective, resulting in continued pain and progressive functional disability limiting mobility and self-care. Surgery is not usually an option for cancer patients in advanced disease states because of their poor medical health or functional status and limited life expectancy. The objectives of this review were to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of percutaneous image-guided vertebral augmentation techniques, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, for palliation of cancer-related vertebral compression fractures. Methods We performed a systematic literature search for studies on vertebral augmentation of cancer-related vertebral compression fractures published from January 1, 2000, to October 2014; abstracts were screened by a single reviewer. For those studies meeting the eligibility criteria, full-text articles were obtained. Owing to the heterogeneity of the clinical reports, we performed a narrative synthesis based on an analytical framework constructed for the type of cancer-related vertebral fractures and the diversity of the vertebral augmentation interventions. Results The evidence review identified 3,391 citations, of which 111 clinical reports (4,235 patients) evaluated the effectiveness of vertebroplasty (78 reports, 2,545 patients) or kyphoplasty (33 reports, 1,690 patients) for patients with mixed primary spinal metastatic cancers, multiple myeloma, or hemangiomas. Overall the mean pain intensity scores often reported within 48 hours of vertebral augmentation (kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty), were significantly reduced. Analgesic use, although variably reported, usually involved parallel decreases, particularly in opioids, and mean pain-related disability scores were also significantly improved. In a randomized controlled

  8. Vertebral Augmentation Involving Vertebroplasty or Kyphoplasty for Cancer-Related Vertebral Compression Fractures: An Economic Analysis

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    2016-01-01

    Background Untreated vertebral compression fractures can have serious clinical consequences and impose a considerable impact on patients' quality of life and on caregivers. Since non-surgical management of these fractures has limited effectiveness, vertebral augmentation procedures are gaining acceptance in clinical practice for pain control and fracture stabilization. The objective of this analysis was to determine the cost-effectiveness and budgetary impact of kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty compared with non-surgical management for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures in patients with cancer. Methods We performed a systematic review of health economic studies to identify relevant studies that compare the cost-effectiveness of kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty with non-surgical management for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures in adults with cancer. We also performed a primary cost-effectiveness analysis to assess the clinical benefits and costs of kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty compared with non-surgical management in the same population. We developed a Markov model to forecast benefits and harms of treatments, and corresponding quality-adjusted life years and costs. Clinical data and utility data were derived from published sources, while costing data were derived using Ontario administrative sources. We performed sensitivity analyses to examine the robustness of the results. In addition, a 1-year budget impact analysis was performed using data from Ontario administrative sources. Two scenarios were explored: (a) an increase in the total number of vertebral augmentation procedures performed among patients with cancer in Ontario, maintaining the current proportion of kyphoplasty versus vertebroplasty; and (b) no increase in the total number of vertebral augmentation procedures performed among patients with cancer in Ontario but an increase in the proportion of kyphoplasties versus vertebroplasties. Results The base case considered each of

  9. A superação da dualidade interno/externo nas teorias fenomenológicas de Binswanger e Merleau-Ponty

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    Nelson Ernesto Coelho Junior

    Full Text Available Este trabalho pretende acompanhar e discutir as concepções de Merleau-Ponty sobre o espaço e sua relação com as idéias de Binswanger, principalmente aquelas expostas em Traum und Existenz (1930 e em Das Raumproblem in der Psychopathologie (1933. Pretende considerar também as conseqüências destas concepções para a superação da dualidade externo/interno.

  10. Proposição de uma tipologia para a internacionalização de P&D interno e externo nas multinacionais brasileiras

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    Priscila Rezende da Costa

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Na atualidade, a inovação deve ser gerenciada global e dinamicamente e seu entendimento deve englobar não só a análise das atividades inovadoras desenvolvidas dentro dos limites físicos da matriz e das subsidiárias (pesquisa e desenvolvimento - P - interno, mas também, primordialmente, envolver a avaliação das atividades inovadoras abertas, com destaque para as interações firmadas entre empresas, universidades e institutos de pesquisa nacionais e internacionais (P externo. Foi a partir desse cenário que se propôs a desenvolver uma tipologia genérica para a internacionalização de P, enfocando as possibilidades estruturais para os desenvolvimentos interno e externo. Para tanto, realizou-se uma pesquisa qualitativa descritiva e foram estudados em profundidade três casos: Embraco, Tigre e WEG. Os resultados da pesquisa abordaram uma tipologia genérica para a internacionalização de P, a caracterização das multinacionais estudadas, as particularidades da internacionalização produtiva e de P dessas empresas e a análise dos casos ante a tipologia apresentada. A partir da estrutura proposta, foi possível inferir que, para a internacionalização de P interno, a Embraco e a WEB transitam entre as estruturas intermediária e madura; já para a internacionalização de P externo, há uma oscilação entre as estruturas embrionária e intermediária. No caso específico da Tigre, prevalece a estrutura embrionária para a internacionalização tanto de P interno quanto de P externo.

  11. La economía colombiana en la década de los noventa: dilema entre el mercado interno y el mercado internacional.

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    El proceso de "Apertura y Modernización" de la economía colombiana forzó a algunos sectores económicos al reto de la competencia internacional. En la década de los noventa el proceso produjo la caída de la participación relativa de la agricultura y la industria manufacturera en PIB y el sacrificio del mercado interno sin el correspondiente éxito en el mercado internacional.

  12. TEORÍAS IMPLÍCITAS SOBRE LAS CAUSAS DEL DELITO EN INTERNOS CONDENADOS DE ALTO Y BAJO COMPROMISO DELICTUAL

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    Marisol Caceres

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo determinar las diferencias existentes entre delincuentes con alto y bajo compromiso delictual en su adherencia a teorías implícitas (determinismo b iológico y social, entiteismo , esencialismo y atribución causal , sobre el comportamiento delictivo. La medición de las variables se realizó mediante la aplicación de encuestas. La muestra fue no probabilística, (N=80, siendo los participantes individuos de sexo masculino condenados, internos en el recinto penitencia rio de Punta Arenas. Los resultados indican que los participantes que poseen un perfil criminológico más severo suelen adherir de distinto modo a algunas de las teorías implícitas en comparación con los individuos que poseen un bajo compromiso con el delit o. En la dirección de las hipótesis, los participantes altos en co mpromiso delictual se mostraron más estables respecto de la naturaleza de los grupos. Estos resultados son discutidos con relación a su relevancia en el desarrollo de programas de prevención e intervención del comportamiento delincuente.

  13. Comportamiento de presas de gravedad de hormigón con problemas de ataque interno por sulfatos

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    G. S Araújo

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta la metodología seguida con vistas a evaluar la expansión del hormigón debido al ataque sulfático interno y su repercusión en el comportamiento anómalo de presas de hormigón de gravedad. Para ello se presenta el análisis, en distintas fases del estudio, de tres presas españolas afectadas por las reacciones sulfáticas. En el nivel microscópico se ha procedido a la caracterización del árido y del hormigón de la presa de Torán, identificando el principal sulfuro de hierro y los productos generados en el proceso de alteración del árido y su posterior ataque al hormigón. Por otro lado, el estudio en el nivel macroestructural de los movimientos remanentes observados se hace mediante un modelo matemático aplicado a las presas de Graus y Tavascán.

  14. ASPECTOS SUSTANCIALES DEL NE BIS IN ÍDEM DEL ESTATUTO DE ROMA (ER DE 1998 EN EL DERECHO INTERNO

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    Jaime Alberto Sandoval Mesa

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo es un producto de investigación elaborado en el proyecto incidencia de los instrumentos internacionales en materia penal que se adelanta en la Universidad Militar Nueva Granada. El documento analiza las dudas que se originan a raíz de la influencia del Estatuto de Roma de 1998, frente al principio de legalidad en su manifestación de cosa juzgada (non bis in ídem y en la praxis que parece asumirse en la aplicación de dicho instrumento, en los casos concretos que pueden ser objeto de competencia e investigación, un poco distinta de nuestra tradición continental. En esta última parte, es importante tener en cuenta tales consecuencias, toda vez que frente al eventual ejercicio de la competencia e investigación, es cuando en realidad, se puede determinar si en virtud de la ocurrencia de una conducta, corresponde en su valoración en la CPI, a los efectos que se producen en el derecho interno.

  15. O uso do controle interno na gestão das operações: um estudo de caso em empresa hoteleira

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    Rogério João Lunkes

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    Full Text Available O aumento da competitividade está levando os hotéis a aperfeiçoar seus sistemas de controle interno. É neste sentido que se desenvolve o tema do trabalho: análise de elementos básicos de controle interno em empresa hoteleira. O controle interno é o processo desenvolvido pelo gestor para prover a relativa realização dos objetivos. O método utilizado para desenvolver esta pesquisa foi descritivo, conduzido através de levantamento bibliográfico e delineamento do tipo estudo de caso. Os resultados obtidos indicam que o hotel utiliza poucos controles formais, como procedimentos, regulamentos, códigos e manuais. The increasing competitiveness is taking hotels to best adjust its internal systemcontrais. This is the subject developed in this work: analysis of the basic elements ofinternal controls in hotel firms. The internal control is process developed bymanagers to provide relative accomplishment of the objectives. The method used todevelop this research was descriptive whose core consisted of bibliographicalsurvey plus case study delineation. The results obtained indica te that hotels uses fewformal controls like procedures, regulations, codes or manuais.

  16. Aspergillus vertebral osteomyelitis in immunocompetent patients

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    Somika Sethi

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    Full Text Available Fungal infections are one of the important cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Aspergillus vertebral osteomyelitis is extremely rare. We report two cases of aspergillus vertebral osteomyelitis in immunocompetent men in the absence of an underlying disorder. The clinical and radiological findings were suggestive of Pott′s spine. The absolute CD4, CD8 counts and their ratio were normal. The HIV status was negative in both patients. Both patients underwent surgical decompression. The histopathology of tissue obtained were suggestive of aspergillus osteomyelitis. One patient had antifungal treatment for 3 months and was doing well at 1 year followup, whereas other patient did not turnup after 2 months.

  17. Patterns and Processes of Vertebrate Evolution

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    Carroll, Robert Lynn

    1997-04-01

    This new text provides an integrated view of the forces that influence the patterns and rates of vertebrate evolution from the level of living populations and species to those that resulted in the origin of the major vertebrate groups. The evolutionary roles of behavior, development, continental drift, and mass extinctions are compared with the importance of variation and natural selection that were emphasized by Darwin. It is extensively illustrated, showing major transitions between fish and amphibians, dinosaurs and birds, and land mammals to whales. No book since Simpson's Major Features of Evolution has attempted such a broad study of the patterns and forces of evolutionary change. Undergraduate students taking a general or advanced course on evolution, and graduate students and professionals in evolutionary biology and paleontology will find the book of great interest.

  18. The Sarmatian vertebrates from Draxeni (Moldavian Platform

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    Vlad Codrea

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    Full Text Available Middle Miocene (Sarmatian vertebrates had been unearthed at Draxeni (Vaslui district. The site is located in the northern area of the Moldavian Platform. There, the sand belonging to Şcheia Formation (Bessarabian is mined in a restricted open pit. This sand is related to a littoral environment (shoreface and foreshore. Some of its levels are rich in mollusc debris. Vertebrate remains, carried into the Bessarabian brackish basin are present too, but in smaller amounts. Mastodon, rhinoceros, hipparionine, tortoise remains had been collected there over several years. All teeth and bones are isolated and bear the marks of intensive rolling by waves and currents. This assemblage is typical for the top of Bessarabian in Moldavia, i.e. soon after the first hipparionine invasion in this part of the Europe. This assemblage can be related to the base of MN 9 unit.

  19. Comprensión de la responsabilidad política de los actores armados en el conflicto interno colombiano: la masacre de El Salado 2000/Understanding the political responsibility of armed actors in the Colombian armed conflict: The El Salado Massacre (2000)/Compreensão da responsabilidade política dos indivíduos armados no conflito interno na Colômbia: o massacre de El Salado 2000

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    2016-01-01

    ..., de carácter comprensivo, acerca de la responsabilidad política de los actores del conflicto interno colombiano, particularmente en los hechos acontecidos en la masacre de El Salado, en febrero del año 2000...

  20. The timing of Timezyme diversification in vertebrates.

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    Damien Cazaméa-Catalan

    Full Text Available All biological functions in vertebrates are synchronized with daily and seasonal changes in the environment by the time keeping hormone melatonin. Its nocturnal surge is primarily due to the rhythmic activity of the arylalkylamine N-acetyl transferase AANAT, which thus became the focus of many investigations regarding its evolution and function. Various vertebrate isoforms have been reported from cartilaginous fish to mammals but their origin has not been clearly established. Using phylogeny and synteny, we took advantage of the increasing number of available genomes in order to test whether the various rounds of vertebrate whole genome duplications were responsible for the diversification of AANAT. We highlight a gene secondary loss of the AANAT2 in the Sarcopterygii, revealing for the first time that the AAANAT1/2 duplication occurred before the divergence between Actinopterygii (bony fish and Sarcopterygii (tetrapods, lobe-finned fish, and lungfish. We hypothesize the teleost-specific whole genome duplication (WDG generated the appearance of the AANAT1a/1b and the AANAT2/2'paralogs, the 2' isoform being rapidly lost in the teleost common ancestor (ray-finned fish. We also demonstrate the secondary loss of the AANAT1a in a Paracantopterygii (Atlantic cod and of the 1b in some Ostariophysi (zebrafish and cave fish. Salmonids present an even more diverse set of AANATs that may be due to their specific WGD followed by secondary losses. We propose that vertebrate AANAT diversity resulted from 3 rounds of WGD followed by previously uncharacterized secondary losses. Extant isoforms show subfunctionalized localizations, enzyme activities and affinities that have increased with time since their emergence.

  1. Light sensitivity in a vertebrate mechanoreceptor?

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    Baker, Gary E.; de Grip, Willem J.; Turton, Michael; Wagner, Hans-Joachim; Foster, Russell G.; Douglas, Ron H.

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT Using immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis, we demonstrate that melanopsin is localised in cells around the central pore of lateral line neuromasts in the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. Since melanopsin is a known photoreceptor pigment with diverse functions in vertebrates, we suggest that the lateral line of Xenopus laevis, which is primarily a mechanoreceptor, might also be light sensitive. Potential functions of such photosensitivity are discussed, including its role in mediating locomotor responses following dermal illumination. PMID:26206352

  2. The timing of Timezyme diversification in vertebrates.

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    Cazaméa-Catalan, Damien; Besseau, Laurence; Falcón, Jack; Magnanou, Elodie

    2014-01-01

    All biological functions in vertebrates are synchronized with daily and seasonal changes in the environment by the time keeping hormone melatonin. Its nocturnal surge is primarily due to the rhythmic activity of the arylalkylamine N-acetyl transferase AANAT, which thus became the focus of many investigations regarding its evolution and function. Various vertebrate isoforms have been reported from cartilaginous fish to mammals but their origin has not been clearly established. Using phylogeny and synteny, we took advantage of the increasing number of available genomes in order to test whether the various rounds of vertebrate whole genome duplications were responsible for the diversification of AANAT. We highlight a gene secondary loss of the AANAT2 in the Sarcopterygii, revealing for the first time that the AAANAT1/2 duplication occurred before the divergence between Actinopterygii (bony fish) and Sarcopterygii (tetrapods, lobe-finned fish, and lungfish). We hypothesize the teleost-specific whole genome duplication (WDG) generated the appearance of the AANAT1a/1b and the AANAT2/2'paralogs, the 2' isoform being rapidly lost in the teleost common ancestor (ray-finned fish). We also demonstrate the secondary loss of the AANAT1a in a Paracantopterygii (Atlantic cod) and of the 1b in some Ostariophysi (zebrafish and cave fish). Salmonids present an even more diverse set of AANATs that may be due to their specific WGD followed by secondary losses. We propose that vertebrate AANAT diversity resulted from 3 rounds of WGD followed by previously uncharacterized secondary losses. Extant isoforms show subfunctionalized localizations, enzyme activities and affinities that have increased with time since their emergence.

  3. Brain size varies with temperature in vertebrates

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    The tremendous variation in brain size among vertebrates has long been thought to be related to differences in species’ metabolic rates. It is thought that species with higher metabolic rates can supply more energy to support the relatively high cost of brain tissue. And yet, while body temperature is known to be a major determinant of metabolic rate, the possible effects of temperature on brain size have scarcely been explored. Thus, here we explore the effects of temperature on brain size a...

  4. [Cervical vertebral column--anatomy, fractures, treatment].

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    Kłosiński, Michał; Sienkiewicz-Zawilińska, Justyna; Lipski, Marcin; Zawiliński, Jarosław; Matyja, Andrzej; Walocha, Jerzy

    2009-01-01

    The paper deals with anatomy of human cervical spine. It shows close relation between knowledge on the normal structure and methods of treatment of different kinds of spine injuries. It describes detailed anatomy and mechanical features of cervical vertebral column, including the structure of distinct vertebrae, their joints and arrangement of muscles. It reviews also historical methods of treatment of fractures in this region considering current methods.

  5. Transmission of ranavirus between ectothermic vertebrate hosts.

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    Roberto Brenes

    Full Text Available Transmission is an essential process that contributes to the survival of pathogens. Ranaviruses are known to infect different classes of lower vertebrates including amphibians, fishes and reptiles. Differences in the likelihood of infection among ectothermic vertebrate hosts could explain the successful yearlong persistence of ranaviruses in aquatic environments. The goal of this study was to determine if transmission of a Frog Virus 3 (FV3-like ranavirus was possible among three species from different ectothermic vertebrate classes: Cope's gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis larvae, mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis, and red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans. We housed individuals previously exposed to the FV3-like ranavirus with naïve (unexposed individuals in containers divided by plastic mesh screen to permit water flow between subjects. Our results showed that infected gray treefrog larvae were capable of transmitting ranavirus to naïve larval conspecifics and turtles (60% and 30% infection, respectively, but not to fish. Also, infected turtles and fish transmitted ranavirus to 50% and 10% of the naïve gray treefrog larvae, respectively. Nearly all infected amphibians experienced mortality, whereas infected turtles and fish did not die. Our results demonstrate that ranavirus can be transmitted through water among ectothermic vertebrate classes, which has not been reported previously. Moreover, fish and reptiles might serve as reservoirs for ranavirus given their ability to live with subclinical infections. Subclinical infections of ranavirus in fish and aquatic turtles could contribute to the pathogen's persistence, especially when highly susceptible hosts like amphibians are absent as a result of seasonal fluctuations in relative abundance.

  6. The Timing of Timezyme Diversification in Vertebrates

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    Cazaméa-Catalan, Damien; Besseau, Laurence; Falcón, Jack; Magnanou, Elodie

    2014-01-01

    All biological functions in vertebrates are synchronized with daily and seasonal changes in the environment by the time keeping hormone melatonin. Its nocturnal surge is primarily due to the rhythmic activity of the arylalkylamine N-acetyl transferase AANAT, which thus became the focus of many investigations regarding its evolution and function. Various vertebrate isoforms have been reported from cartilaginous fish to mammals but their origin has not been clearly established. Using phylogeny and synteny, we took advantage of the increasing number of available genomes in order to test whether the various rounds of vertebrate whole genome duplications were responsible for the diversification of AANAT. We highlight a gene secondary loss of the AANAT2 in the Sarcopterygii, revealing for the first time that the AAANAT1/2 duplication occurred before the divergence between Actinopterygii (bony fish) and Sarcopterygii (tetrapods, lobe-finned fish, and lungfish). We hypothesize the teleost-specific whole genome duplication (WDG) generated the appearance of the AANAT1a/1b and the AANAT2/2′paralogs, the 2′ isoform being rapidly lost in the teleost common ancestor (ray-finned fish). We also demonstrate the secondary loss of the AANAT1a in a Paracantopterygii (Atlantic cod) and of the 1b in some Ostariophysi (zebrafish and cave fish). Salmonids present an even more diverse set of AANATs that may be due to their specific WGD followed by secondary losses. We propose that vertebrate AANAT diversity resulted from 3 rounds of WGD followed by previously uncharacterized secondary losses. Extant isoforms show subfunctionalized localizations, enzyme activities and affinities that have increased with time since their emergence. PMID:25486407

  7. Vertebral involvement in SAPHO syndrome: MRI findings

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    Nachtigal, A.; Cardinal, E.; Bureau, N.J. [Dept. of Radiology, Univ. de Montreal, QC (Canada); Sainte-Marie, L.G. [Dept. of Internal Medicine, Univ. de Montreal, QC (Canada); Milette, F. [Department of Pathology, Univ. de Montreal, QC (Canada)

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    We report on the MRI findings in the vertebrae and surrounding soft tissues in two patients with the SAPHO syndrome (Synovitis, Acne, Pustulosis, Hyperostosis, Osteitis). The MRI findings include abnormal bone marrow signal, either focal or diffuse, of the vertebral bodies and posterior elements; hyperintense paravertebral soft tissue swelling and abnormal signal of the intervertebral discs. These changes are consistent with discitis and osteitis. (orig.) With 6 figs., 17 refs.

  8. Nestedness of ectoparasite-vertebrate host networks.

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    Full Text Available Determining the structure of ectoparasite-host networks will enable disease ecologists to better understand and predict the spread of vector-borne diseases. If these networks have consistent properties, then studying the structure of well-understood networks could lead to extrapolation of these properties to others, including those that support emerging pathogens. Borrowing a quantitative measure of network structure from studies of mutualistic relationships between plants and their pollinators, we analyzed 29 ectoparasite-vertebrate host networks--including three derived from molecular bloodmeal analysis of mosquito feeding patterns--using measures of nestedness to identify non-random interactions among species. We found significant nestedness in ectoparasite-vertebrate host lists for habitats ranging from tropical rainforests to polar environments. These networks showed non-random patterns of nesting, and did not differ significantly from published estimates of nestedness from mutualistic networks. Mutualistic and antagonistic networks appear to be organized similarly, with generalized ectoparasites interacting with hosts that attract many ectoparasites and more specialized ectoparasites usually interacting with these same "generalized" hosts. This finding has implications for understanding the network dynamics of vector-born pathogens. We suggest that nestedness (rather than random ectoparasite-host associations can allow rapid transfer of pathogens throughout a network, and expand upon such concepts as the dilution effect, bridge vectors, and host switching in the context of nested ectoparasite-vertebrate host networks.

  9. The immunoglobulins of cold-blooded vertebrates.

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    Pettinello, Rita; Dooley, Helen

    2014-11-24

    Although lymphocyte-like cells secreting somatically-recombining receptors have been identified in the jawless fishes (hagfish and lamprey), the cartilaginous fishes (sharks, skates, rays and chimaera) are the most phylogenetically distant group relative to mammals in which bona fide immunoglobulins (Igs) have been found. Studies of the antibodies and humoral immune responses of cartilaginous fishes and other cold-blooded vertebrates (bony fishes, amphibians and reptiles) are not only revealing information about the emergence and roles of the different Ig heavy and light chain isotypes, but also the evolution of specialised adaptive features such as isotype switching, somatic hypermutation and affinity maturation. It is becoming increasingly apparent that while the adaptive immune response in these vertebrate lineages arose a long time ago, it is most definitely not primitive and has evolved to become complex and sophisticated. This review will summarise what is currently known about the immunoglobulins of cold-blooded vertebrates and highlight the differences, and commonalities, between these and more "conventional" mammalian species.

  10. Horner syndrome due to vertebral artery stenosis.

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    Kim, Chul Han

    2013-11-01

    The author reports a rare case of Horner syndrome in a patient who resulted from stenosis of the vertebral artery after blunt trauma. A 31-year-old man was transferred to our department for evaluation of left medial orbital wall and nasal bone fractures. Five days ago, he was hospitalized due to multiple second to fourth rib fractures of the right chest following blunt trauma of the face, neck, and chest. Surgery was performed. Ten days later, he complained of drooping of the right eyelid. Physical examination revealed a discrete miosis and ptosis with normal levator function in the right eye. A workup for Horner syndrome was performed. Magnetic resonance angiography of the head and neck revealed a stenosis of the distal part of the right vertebral artery without the abnormality of carotid artery. He wore a cervical collar and underwent anticoagulation. However, Horner syndrome was not resolved over the next 12 months. Acute traumatic Horner syndrome may be associated with vertebral artery dissection in which the possibility of life-threatening injury can be masked.

  11. Epidemiologia do traumatismo da coluna vertebral

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    Marcelo Ferraz de Campos

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliação epidemiológica retrospectiva de 100 casos de traumatismo da coluna vertebral. MÉTODO: Estudo transversal de dados colhidos por levantamento de prontuário, segundo protocolo de decodificação local. RESULTADOS: Predomínio etário de 20 a 40 anos em 64% dos casos; sexo masculino em 86%; segmento toracolombar mais comumente atingido 64% e 36% para o segmento cervical; principais causas foram às quedas em 40%, seguidas de acidentes automobilísticos em 25% e quedas da laje 23%. A prevalência dos ferimentos por arma de fogo foi de 7%, mergulho em águas rasas 3% e agressões 2%. Houve análise complementar com cruzamentos entre idade, sexo, causa e segmento da coluna vertebral acometido, observando que o segmento cervical teve grande predomínio nas mulheres em relação aos homens em 85,7% X 14,3%. CONCLUSÃO: O traumatismo da coluna vertebral ocorreu predominantemente em homens entre 20 e 40 anos e o segmento cervical foi o mais acometido nas mulheres em relação aos homens na proporção de 6:1.

  12. Modular evolution of the Cetacean vertebral column.

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    Buchholtz, Emily A

    2007-01-01

    Modular theory predicts that hierarchical developmental processes generate hierarchical phenotypic units that are capable of independent modification. The vertebral column is an overtly modular structure, and its rapid phenotypic transformation in cetacean evolution provides a case study for modularity. Terrestrial mammals have five morphologically discrete vertebral series that are now known to be coincident with Hox gene expression patterns. Here, I present the hypothesis that in living Carnivora and Artiodactyla, and by inference in the terrestrial ancestors of whales, the series are themselves components of larger precaudal and caudal modular units. Column morphology in a series of fossil and living whales is used to predict the type and sequence of developmental changes responsible for modification of that ancestral pattern. Developmental innovations inferred include independent meristic additions to the precaudal column in basal archaeocetes and basilosaurids, stepwise homeotic reduction of the sacral series in protocetids, and dissociation of the caudal series into anterior tail and fluke subunits in basilosaurids. The most dramatic change was the novel association of lumbar and anterior caudal vertebrae in a module that crosses the precaudal/caudal boundary. This large unit is defined by shared patterns of vertebral morphology, count, and size in all living whales (Neoceti).

  13. The Immunoglobulins of Cold-Blooded Vertebrates

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    Rita Pettinello

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Although lymphocyte-like cells secreting somatically-recombining receptors have been identified in the jawless fishes (hagfish and lamprey, the cartilaginous fishes (sharks, skates, rays and chimaera are the most phylogenetically distant group relative to mammals in which bona fide immunoglobulins (Igs have been found. Studies of the antibodies and humoral immune responses of cartilaginous fishes and other cold-blooded vertebrates (bony fishes, amphibians and reptiles are not only revealing information about the emergence and roles of the different Ig heavy and light chain isotypes, but also the evolution of specialised adaptive features such as isotype switching, somatic hypermutation and affinity maturation. It is becoming increasingly apparent that while the adaptive immune response in these vertebrate lineages arose a long time ago, it is most definitely not primitive and has evolved to become complex and sophisticated. This review will summarise what is currently known about the immunoglobulins of cold-blooded vertebrates and highlight the differences, and commonalities, between these and more “conventional” mammalian species.

  14. The molecular biology of vertebrate olfaction.

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    Hayden, Sara; Teeling, Emma C

    2014-11-01

    The importance of chemosensation for vertebrates is reflected in the vast and variable nature of their chemosensory tissues, neurons, and genes, which we explore in this review. Immense progress has been made in elucidating the molecular biology of olfaction since the discovery of the olfactory receptor genes by Buck and Axel, which eventually won the authors the Nobel Prize. In particular, research linking odor ligands to olfactory receptors (ORs) is truly revolutionizing our understanding of how a large but limited number of chemosensory receptors can allow us to perceive the massive diversity of odors in our habitat. This research is providing insight into the evolution of genomes and providing the raw data needed to explore links between genotype and phenotype, still a grand challenge in biology. Research into olfaction is still developing and will no doubt continue until we have a clear understanding of how all odors are detected and the evolutionary forces that have molded the chemosensory subgenome in vertebrates. This knowledge will not only be a huge step in elucidating olfactory function, advancing scientific knowledge and techniques, but there are also commercial applications for this research. This review focuses on the molecular basis of chemosensation, particularly olfaction, its evolution across vertebrates and the recent molecular advances linking odors to their cognate receptors.

  15. Flapping wing aerodynamics: from insects to vertebrates.

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    Chin, Diana D; Lentink, David

    2016-04-01

    More than a million insects and approximately 11,000 vertebrates utilize flapping wings to fly. However, flapping flight has only been studied in a few of these species, so many challenges remain in understanding this form of locomotion. Five key aerodynamic mechanisms have been identified for insect flight. Among these is the leading edge vortex, which is a convergent solution to avoid stall for insects, bats and birds. The roles of the other mechanisms - added mass, clap and fling, rotational circulation and wing-wake interactions - have not yet been thoroughly studied in the context of vertebrate flight. Further challenges to understanding bat and bird flight are posed by the complex, dynamic wing morphologies of these species and the more turbulent airflow generated by their wings compared with that observed during insect flight. Nevertheless, three dimensionless numbers that combine key flow, morphological and kinematic parameters - the Reynolds number, Rossby number and advance ratio - govern flapping wing aerodynamics for both insects and vertebrates. These numbers can thus be used to organize an integrative framework for studying and comparing animal flapping flight. Here, we provide a roadmap for developing such a framework, highlighting the aerodynamic mechanisms that remain to be quantified and compared across species. Ultimately, incorporating complex flight maneuvers, environmental effects and developmental stages into this framework will also be essential to advancing our understanding of the biomechanics, movement ecology and evolution of animal flight.

  16. Vertebrate Axial Patterning: From Egg to Asymmetry.

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    Houston, Douglas W

    2017-01-01

    The emergence of the bilateral embryonic body axis from a symmetrical egg has been a long-standing question in developmental biology. Historical and modern experiments point to an initial symmetry-breaking event leading to localized Wnt and Nodal growth factor signaling and subsequent induction and formation of a self-regulating dorsal "organizer." This organizer forms at the site of notochord cell internalization and expresses primarily Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) growth factor antagonists that establish a spatiotemporal gradient of BMP signaling across the embryo, directing initial cell differentiation and morphogenesis. Although the basics of this model have been known for some time, many of the molecular and cellular details have only recently been elucidated and the extent that these events remain conserved throughout vertebrate evolution remains unclear. This chapter summarizes historical perspectives as well as recent molecular and genetic advances regarding: (1) the mechanisms that regulate symmetry-breaking in the vertebrate egg and early embryo, (2) the pathways that are activated by these events, in particular the Wnt pathway, and the role of these pathways in the formation and function of the organizer, and (3) how these pathways also mediate anteroposterior patterning and axial morphogenesis. Emphasis is placed on comparative aspects of the egg-to-embryo transition across vertebrates and their evolution. The future prospects for work regarding self-organization and gene regulatory networks in the context of early axis formation are also discussed.

  17. FRAX and the effect of teriparatide on vertebral and non-vertebral fracture

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    Harvey, Nicholas C; Kanis, John A; Odén, Anders; Burge, Russel T; Mitlak, Bruce H; Johansson, Helena; McCloskey, Eugene V

    2016-01-01

    Summary Daily teriparatide injections have been shown to reduce vertebral and non-vertebral fractures. Here we demonstrate that the magnitude of fracture risk reduction is independent of baseline fracture probability assessed by FRAX. Background Daily administration of 20μg or 40μg teriparatide has been shown to significantly decrease the risk of vertebral and non-vertebral fracture compared with placebo. The aim of the present study was to evaluate fracture risk assessed at baseline using the FRAX® tool and to determine the efficacy of teriparatide as a function of baseline fracture risk. Methods 1637 postmenopausal women in the pivotal phase 3 trial, randomly assigned to receive placebo (n=544), teriparatide 20 μg per day (n=541) or teriparatide 40 μg per day (n=552), were studied. Baseline clinical risk factors were entered into country-specific FRAX models to compute the 10-year probability of major osteoporotic fractures with or without input of femoral neck BMD. Because there was no difference in effect of 20 and 40μg teriparatide daily on fracture occurrence, the two active groups were merged. The interaction between probability of a major fracture and treatment efficacy was examined by Poisson regression. Results The 10-year probability of major osteoporotic fractures (with BMD) ranged from 2.2-67.2%. Treatment with teriparatide was associated with a 37% decrease in all non-vertebral fractures (95% CI:10-56 %) and a 56% decrease in low energy non-vertebral fractures (95% CI:24-75%) compared with placebo. The risk of morphometric vertebral fractures decreased significantly by 66% (95% CI:50-77%). Hazard ratios for the effect of teriparatide on the fracture outcome did not change significantly with increasing fracture probability (p>0.30). Similar findings were noted for the interaction when BMD was excluded from the FRAX model, or when probability of hip fracture was used as the marker of baseline risk. Conclusion We conclude that teriparatide

  18. Percutaneous vertebral augmentation for painful osteolytic vertebral metastasis: a case report

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Giovanni C Anselmetti1, Sean M Tutton2, Francis R Facchini3, Larry E Miller4,5, Jon E Block51Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment, Turin, Italy; 2Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, USA; 3Interventional Radiology, Interventional Oncology, VIR Chicago, Hinsdale, IL, USA; 4Miller Scientific Consulting, Inc, Arden, NC, USA; 5The Jon Block Group, San Francisco, CA, USAIntroduction: Vertebral metastases are associated with significant pain, disability, and morbidity. Open surgery for fracture stabilization is often inappropriate in this population due to a poor risk-benefit profile, particularly if life expectancy is short. Percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are appealing adjunctive procedures in patients with malignancy for alleviation of intractable pain. However, these patients have higher risk of serious complications, notably cement extravasation. Described in this report is a case of a painful osteolytic vertebral metastasis that was successfully treated by a novel percutaneous vertebral augmentation system.Case presentation: A 42-year-old Caucasian female presented with a history of metastatic lung cancer unresponsive to radiation and chemotherapy with symptoms inadequately controlled by opiates over the previous 6 months. Magnetic resonance imaging and spiral computed tomography with two-dimensional reconstruction showed an osteolytic vertebral metastasis with complete involvement of the T10 vertebral body, extending to the cortical vertebral wall anteriorly and posteriorly. The patient was treated with percutaneous vertebral augmentation (Kiva® VCF Treatment System, Benvenue Medical, Inc, Santa Clara, CA utilizing a novel coil-shaped polyetheretherketone implant designed to minimize the risk of cement extravasation. After the minimally invasive procedure, bone cement distribution within the vertebral body was ideal, with no observed cement extravasation. No

  19. Mucosal immunity in the gut: the non-vertebrate perspective.

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    Garcia-Garcia, Erick; Galindo-Villegas, Jorge; Mulero, Victor

    2013-01-01

    Much is now known about the vertebrate mechanisms involved in mucosal immunity, and the requirement of commensal microbiota at mucosal surfaces for the proper functioning of the immune system. In comparison, very little is known about the mechanisms of immunity at the barrier epithelia of non-vertebrate organisms. The purpose of this review is to summarize key experimental evidence illustrating how non-vertebrate immune mechanisms at barrier epithelia compare to those of higher vertebrates, using the gut as a model organ. Not only effector mechanisms of gut immunity are similar between vertebrates and non-vertebrates, but it also seems that the proper functioning of non-vertebrate gut defense mechanisms requires the presence of a resident microbiota. As more information becomes available, it will be possible to obtain a more accurate picture of how mucosal immunity has evolved, and how it adapts to the organisms' life styles.

  20. CONTROLES INTERNOS NO SETOR PÚBLICO À LUZ DA ESTRUTURA DO COSO: O CASO DE UM ÓRGÃO DE COMPRA DA MARINHA DO BRASIL

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    Carlos Alexandre Nascimento Wanderley

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    Full Text Available Na busca por melhores padrões de desempenho no setor público, o Tribunal de Contas da União (TCU propôs uma forma de avaliação de controle internos que possui bastante semelhança com a estrutura integrada de controle interno desenvolvida a partir do relatório do Committe Of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO, referência adotada pelas companhias em matéria de controles internos no setor privado. O objetivo deste estudo reside na apuração do nível de harmonização teórica e prática entre os procedimentos de controle interno apontados como indispensáveis pela literatura do COSO I e os procedimentos de controle adotados pelo Departamento de Aquisição de um Órgão de Compra da Marinha do Brasil. Foi realizada uma pesquisa exploratória, de natureza qualitativa, que utilizou como procedimento metodológico o estudo de caso. Além da pesquisa documental, os dados foram coletados através de entrevistas semi-estruturadas e questionários. Os resultados indicaram que, com relação à harmonização teórica, os documentos analisados aproximam-se da base conceitual do COSO I nas dimensões “ambiente de controle” e “procedimentos de controle”, embora de maneira muito superficial. Na harmonização prática, identificou-se uma grande valorização dos aspectos relacionados com a integridade e com os valores éticos, indo ao encontro do que é preconizado pelo modelo. Por outro lado, também foram observados afastamentos em relação às cinco dimensões da estrutura de controle interno do COSO I. As divergências encontradas reforçam a necessidade de se analisar a aplicabilidade dos modelos de referência no contexto organizacional, observando suas particularidades e especificidades.

  1. Repeated vertebral augmentation for new vertebral compression fractures of postvertebral augmentation patients: a nationwide cohort study

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    Liang CL

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Cheng-Loong Liang,1 Hao-Kwan Wang,1 Fei-Kai Syu,2 Kuo-Wei Wang,1 Kang Lu,1 Po-Chou Liliang1 1Department of Neurosurgery, E-Da Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan; 2Department of Pharmacy, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan Purpose: Postvertebral augmentation vertebral compression fractures are common; repeated vertebral augmentation is usually performed for prompt pain relief. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence and risk factors of repeat vertebral augmentation.Methods: We performed a retrospective, nationwide, population-based longitudinal observation study, using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD of Taiwan. All patients who received vertebral augmentation for vertebral compression fractures were evaluated. The collected data included patient characteristics (demographics, comorbidities, and medication exposure and repeat vertebral augmentation. Kaplan–Meier and stratified Cox proportional hazard regressions were performed for analyses.Results: The overall incidence of repeat vertebral augmentation was 11.3% during the follow-up until 2010. Patients with the following characteristics were at greater risk for repeat vertebral augmentation: female sex (AOR=1.24; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.10–2.36, advanced age (AOR=1.60; 95% CI: 1.32–2.08, diabetes mellitus (AOR=4.31; 95% CI: 4.05–5.88, cerebrovascular disease (AOR=4.09; 95% CI: 3.44–5.76, dementia (AOR=1.97; 95% CI: 1.69–2.33, blindness or low vision (AOR=3.72; 95% CI: 2.32–3.95, hypertension (AOR=2.58; 95% CI: 2.35–3.47, and hyperlipidemia (AOR=2.09; 95% CI: 1.67–2.22. Patients taking calcium/ vitamin D (AOR=2.98; 95% CI: 1.83–3.93, bisphosphonates (AOR=2.11; 95% CI: 1.26–2.61, or calcitonin (AOR=4.59; 95% CI: 3.40–5.77 were less likely to undergo repeat vertebral augmentation; however, those taking steroids (AOR=7.28; 95% CI: 6.32–8.08, acetaminophen (AOR=3.54; 95% CI: 2.75–4.83, or nonsteroidal

  2. Clinical and neuroimaging features vertebral radiculopathy in the combination with vertebral hemangiomas

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    Aim of the study: to study the clinical and neuroimaging features of radiculopathy vertebral hemangiomas in conjunction with the vertebrae. Materials and methods. A total of 56 patients with radiculopathy vertebral hemangiomas combined with the vertebrae. Results. The patients in addition to pain, and focal neurological symptoms were observed violation of urination, and chronic venous insuffciency of lower extremities. MRI identifed three types of vertebral hem-angiomas, depending on the structural characteristics. Conclusion. The aim of the study is realized.Most hemangiomas are asymptomatic yourself. Pain and neurological symptoms caused by musculo-tonic component, the presence of disc herniation, changes in the intervertebral joints, ligaments violation. Type III meets the criteria for hemangiomas and requires aggressive surgical treatment.

  3. Modulación del crecimiento vertebral mediante electrocoagulación hemicircunferencial vertebral asistida

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    2009-01-01

    Nuestro trabajo está basado en la posibilidad de controlar el desarrollo asimétrico de los cartílagos de crecimiento vertebral, mediante la realización de una fisiodesis hemivertebral, con electrocoagulación, videoasistida por toracoscópica. Se realizará en cinco niveles torácicos, con un abordaje anterior mínimamente invasivo. Por lo tanto, planteamos como hipótesis de trabajo que La destrucción de las fisis de crecimiento vertebral mediante electrocoagulación, videoasistida por vía toracosc...

  4. Acessibilidade ao portador de limitação física: aspectos externos e internos do ambiente hospitalar

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    Carla Dayanne Cardoso Cipriano

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE Este artigo aborda as barreiras arquitetônicas referentes ao setor hospitalar, tendo como base 09 artigos nacionais que tratam a respeito das condições de acessibilidade. A partir de uma revisão de literatura, buscou-se identificar quais aspectos externos e internos de acessibilidade aos portadores de limitações físicas foram abordados nas referidas publicações científicas.  Para categorização dos aspectos físicos, foram consideradosos requisitos da ANVISA e da Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas a respeito da acessibilidade de pessoas portadoras de deficiências físicasem edificações hospitalares. Os resultados demonstram que a maioria dos artigos encontrados não se guiaram, na íntegra, em suas análises sobre o tema, a partir das recomendações da norma da NBR/ABNT 9050. A análise dos dados contemplou os seguintes aspectos: opercurso casa/hospital, ao entorno do hospital, no interior do prédio e sobre as instalações sanitárias, na qual os resultados foram apresentados em forma de gráficos. Ao final, percebe-se que os hospitais requerem melhores estruturas com vistas a minimizar as barreiras arquitetônicas do deficiente físico a esses serviços

  5. La industria azucarera en Argentina (1860-1914. El mercado interno en una economía exportadora

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    Sánchez Román, José Antonio

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    Full Text Available Tucumán, Argentina, siglos XIX y XX, azúcar, mercado, Estado nacional, finanzas, This article analyzes the origin and consolidation of the sugar industry in Tucumán between 1860 and 1914. This evolutionary approach facilitates the analysis of the Argentinian export economy from an unusual perspective, namely the building of the domestic market, and the development of a sector which was not oriented to the export trade, in a province other than Buenos Aires or la Pampa. It is contended that both aspects were intimately related, since the export boom helped to consolidate a national State which favoured the expansion of the Tucuman sugar industry through reailroad construction, finance aid and tariff protection.

    Este artículo analiza el origen y consolidación de la industria azucarera en Tucumán entre 1860 y 1914. Su evolución permite contemplar el período de esplendor de la economía exportadora argentina desde perspectivas poco habituales: la construcción del mercado interno y el desarrollo de producciones no destinadas al comercio externo en una provincia del interior, en lugar de Buenos Aires o la Pampa. El estudio prueba que ambos aspectos estaban íntimamente relacionados, pues el citado boom exportador ayudó a consolidar un Estado nacional que, en última instancia, propició el auge de la manufactura cañera tucumana mediante el tendido de ferrocarriles, ayudas financieras y protección arancelaria.

  6. Assisted techniques for vertebral cementoplasty: Why should we do it?

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    Muto, M., E-mail: mutomar@tiscali.it [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Section of Neuroradiology—“A. Cardarelli” Hospital, Naples (Italy); Marcia, S. [Section of Radiology—Santissima Trinità Hospital, Cagliari (Italy); Guarnieri, G. [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Section of Neuroradiology—“A. Cardarelli” Hospital, Naples (Italy); Pereira, V. [Unit of Interventional Neuroradiology–HUG, Geneva (Switzerland)

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    Assisted techniques (AT) for vertebral cementoplasty include multiple mini-invasive percutaneous systems in which vertebral augmentation is obtained through mechanical devices with the aim to reach the best vertebral height restoration. As an evolution of the vertebroplasty, the rationale of the AT-treatment is to combine the analgesic and stability effect of cement injection with the restoration of a physiological height for the collapsed vertebral body. Reduction of the vertebral body kyphotic deformity, considering the target of normal spine biomechanics, could improve all systemic potential complications evident in patient with vertebral compression fracture (VCF). Main indications for AT are related to fractures in fragile vertebral osseous matrix and non-osteoporotic vertebral lesions due to spine metastasis or trauma. Many companies developed different systems for AT having the same target but different working cannula, different vertebral height restoration system and costs. Aim of this review is to discuss about vertebral cementoplasty procedures and techniques, considering patient inclusion and exclusion criteria as well as all related minor and/or major interventional complications.

  7. Planar cell polarity and vertebrate organogenesis.

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    Karner, Courtney; Wharton, Keith A; Carroll, Thomas J

    2006-04-01

    In addition to being polarized along their apical/basal axis, cells composing most (if not all) organs are also polarized in a plane vertical to the A/B axis. Recent studies indicate that this so-called planar cell polarity (PCP) plays an essential role in the formation of multiple organ systems regulating directed cell migrations, polarized cell division and proper differentiation. In this review we will discuss the molecular mechanisms regulating PCP, including the hypothesized roles for Wnt ligands in this process, and its roles in vertebrate organogenesis.

  8. A standard system to study vertebrate embryos.

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    Ingmar Werneburg

    Full Text Available Staged embryonic series are important as reference for different kinds of biological studies. I summarise problems that occur when using 'staging tables' of 'model organisms'. Investigations of developmental processes in a broad scope of taxa are becoming commonplace. Beginning in the 1990s, methods were developed to quantify and analyse developmental events in a phylogenetic framework. The algorithms associated with these methods are still under development, mainly due to difficulties of using non-independent characters. Nevertheless, the principle of comparing clearly defined newly occurring morphological features in development (events in quantifying analyses was a key innovation for comparative embryonic research. Up to date no standard was set for how to define such events in a comparative approach. As a case study I compared the external development of 23 land vertebrate species with a focus on turtles, mainly based on reference staging tables. I excluded all the characters that are only identical for a particular species or general features that were only analysed in a few species. Based on these comparisons I defined 104 developmental characters that are common either for all vertebrates (61 characters, gnathostomes (26, tetrapods (3, amniotes (7, or only for sauropsids (7. Characters concern the neural tube, somite, ear, eye, limb, maxillary and mandibular process, pharyngeal arch, eyelid or carapace development. I present an illustrated guide listing all the defined events. This guide can be used for describing developmental series of any vertebrate species or for documenting specimen variability of a particular species. The guide incorporates drawings and photographs as well as consideration of species identifying developmental features such as colouration. The simple character-code of the guide is extendable to further characters pertaining to external and internal morphological, physiological, genetic or molecular development, and

  9. Limbus lumbar and sacral vertebral fractures.

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    Mendez, Jorge S; Huete, Isidro L; Tagle, Patricio M

    2002-03-01

    We evaluated the fractures of the lumbar and sacral vertebral limbus by disc impingement at the peripheral ring apophysis in 23 adults associated with trauma in 16 of them. Lumbalgia, radicular pain and narrow canal symptoms are the presenting forms of this underdiagnosed pathology. CT is the best method of examination, while plain roentgenograms and MR are usually negative. Accurate diagnosis and surgical technique with larger exposure are needed to resect the fractured fragments and protruded disc material for decompressing the roots and the dural sac. Our results were very good on the majority of cases.

  10. Vertebrate gravity sensors as dynamic systems

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    Ross, M. D.

    1985-01-01

    This paper considers verterbrate gravity receptors as dynamic sensors. That is, it is hypothesized that gravity is a constant force to which an acceleration-sensing system would readily adapt. Premises are considered in light of the presence of kinocilia on hair cells of vertebrate gravity sensors; differences in loading of the sensors among species; and of possible reduction in loading by inclusion of much organic material in otoconia. Moreover, organic-inorganic interfaces may confer a piezoelectric property upon otoconia, which increase the sensitivity of the sensory system to small accelerations. Comparisons with man-made accelerometers are briefly taken up.

  11. Endplates Changes Related to Age and Vertebral Segment

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    Carlos Fernando P. S. Herrero

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Endplate separations are defined as the presence of a space between the hyaline cartilage and the cortical bone of the adjacent vertebral body. This study evaluates endplate separations from the vertebral body and intervertebral discs and verifies if endplate separation is related to age and the spinal level. Groups were formed based on age (20–40 and 41–85 years old and the vertebral segment (T7-T8 and L4-L5 segments. Histological analysis included assessment of the length of the vertebral endplates, the number and dimensions of the separations, and orientation of the collagen fibers, in the mid-sagittal slice. Two indexes were created: the separation index (number of separations/vertebral length and separation extension index (sum of all separations/vertebral length. The results of the study demonstrated a direct relationship between the density of separations in the endplate and two variables: age and spinal level.

  12. Two forms of adaptive immunity in vertebrates: similarities and differences.

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    Kasahara, Masanori; Sutoh, Yoichi

    2014-01-01

    Unlike jawed vertebrates that use T-cell and B-cell receptors for antigen recognition, jawless vertebrates represented by lampreys and hagfish use variable lymphocyte receptors (VLRs) as antigen receptors. VLRs generate diversity comparable to that of gnathostome antigen receptors by assembling variable leucine-rich repeat modules. The discovery of VLR has revolutionized our understanding of how adaptive immunity emerged and highlighted the differences between the adaptive immune systems (AISs) of jawed and jawless vertebrates. However, emerging evidence also indicates that their AISs have much in common. Particularly striking is the conservation of lymphocyte lineages. The basic architecture of the AIS including the dichotomy of lymphocytes appears to have been established in a common ancestor of jawed and jawless vertebrates. We review here the current knowledge on the AIS of jawless vertebrates, emphasizing both the similarities to and differences from the AIS of jawed vertebrates.

  13. A Classification System for the Spread of Polymethyl Methacrylate in Vertebral Bodies Treated with Vertebral Augmentation

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    Frankl, Joseph; Sakata, Michael P.; Choudhary, Gagandeep; Hur, Seung; Peterson, Andrew; Hennemeyer, Charles T.

    2016-01-01

    In this study, we develop a classification system for describing polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) spread in vertebral bodies after kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) and for assessing whether PMMA spread varies between operators, VCF etiology, or vertebral level. Intraoperative fluoroscopic images of 198 vertebral levels were reviewed in 137 patients (women, 84; men, 53; mean age, 75.8 ± 12.5; and those with a diagnosis of osteoporosis, 63%) treated with kyphoplasty between January 01, 2015 and May 31, 2015 at a single center to create a 5-class descriptive system. PMMA spread patterns in the same images were then classified by 2 board-certified radiologists, and a third board-certified radiologist resolved conflicts. A total of 2 primary PMMA spread patterns were identified, namely, acinar and globular, with subtypes of localized acinar, diffuse globular, and mixed, to describe an equal combination of patterns. Interrater reliability using the system was moderate (κ = 0.47). After resolving conflicts, the most common spread class was globular (n = 63), followed by mixed (n = 58), diffuse globular (n = 30), acinar (n = 27), and localized acinar (n = 20). The spread class after treatment by the 2 most frequent operators differed significantly (n1 = 63, n2 = 70; P kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty efficacy and adverse events. PMID:27795998

  14. Aberrant vertebral artery originating from the descending aorta

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    Stoesslein, F.; Porstmann, W.; Schueler, F.; Schoepke, W.

    1982-05-01

    A so far unknown case of a combination of coarctation and a right vertebral artery originating isolatedly from the thoracic aorta is reported, presenting the embryological hypothesis of the development of this anomalous course. The haemodynamic action of the coarctation produces a steal effect so that the vascular segments existing cranially of the stenosis are connected with the poststenotic zone via the vertebral circulation and the anomalous right vertebral artery.

  15. Lumbo-costo-vertebral syndrome with posterior spinal dysraphism.

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    Kumar, G Samson Sujit; Kulkarni, Vaijayantee; Haran, R P

    2005-09-01

    Lumbo-costo-vertebral syndrome, which includes abnormalities of the vertebral bodies, ribs and trunk musculature, is very rare and only few cases have been reported. We report a case of 18-month-old female child with absent ribs, hemivertebrae, superior lumbar hernia (features of lumbo-costo-vertebral syndrome) and posterior spinal dysraphism, which to our knowledge is the first case in the English literature with such a combination of defects. Embryology and management of the case is discussed.

  16. Evolution of vertebrate interferon inducible transmembrane proteins

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    Hickford Danielle

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Interferon inducible transmembrane proteins (IFITMs have diverse roles, including the control of cell proliferation, promotion of homotypic cell adhesion, protection against viral infection, promotion of bone matrix maturation and mineralisation, and mediating germ cell development. Most IFITMs have been well characterised in human and mouse but little published data exists for other animals. This study characterised IFITMs in two distantly related marsupial species, the Australian tammar wallaby and the South American grey short-tailed opossum, and analysed the phylogeny of the IFITM family in vertebrates. Results Five IFITM paralogues were identified in both the tammar and opossum. As in eutherians, most marsupial IFITM genes exist within a cluster, contain two exons and encode proteins with two transmembrane domains. Only two IFITM genes, IFITM5 and IFITM10, have orthologues in both marsupials and eutherians. IFITM5 arose in bony fish and IFITM10 in tetrapods. The bone-specific expression of IFITM5 appears to be restricted to therian mammals, suggesting that its specialised role in bone production is a recent adaptation specific to mammals. IFITM10 is the most highly conserved IFITM, sharing at least 85% amino acid identity between birds, reptiles and mammals and suggesting an important role for this presently uncharacterised protein. Conclusions Like eutherians, marsupials also have multiple IFITM genes that exist in a gene cluster. The differing expression patterns for many of the paralogues, together with poor sequence conservation between species, suggests that IFITM genes have acquired many different roles during vertebrate evolution.

  17. Tandemly Arrayed Genes in Vertebrate Genomes

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    Deng Pan

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Tandemly arrayed genes (TAGs are duplicated genes that are linked as neighbors on a chromosome, many of which have important physiological and biochemical functions. Here we performed a survey of these genes in 11 available vertebrate genomes. TAGs account for an average of about 14% of all genes in these vertebrate genomes, and about 25% of all duplications. The majority of TAGs (72–94% have parallel transcription orientation (i.e., they are encoded on the same strand in contrast to the genome, which has about 50% of its genes in parallel transcription orientation. The majority of tandem arrays have only two members. In all species, the proportion of genes that belong to TAGs tends to be higher in large gene families than in small ones; together with our recent finding that tandem duplication played a more important role than retroposition in large families, this fact suggests that among all types of duplication mechanisms, tandem duplication is the predominant mechanism of duplication, especially in large families. Finally, several species have a higher proportion of large tandem arrays that are species-specific than random expectation.

  18. A membrane-bound vertebrate globin.

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    Miriam Blank

    Full Text Available The family of vertebrate globins includes hemoglobin, myoglobin, and other O(2-binding proteins of yet unclear functions. Among these, globin X is restricted to fish and amphibians. Zebrafish (Danio rerio globin X is expressed at low levels in neurons of the central nervous system and appears to be associated with the sensory system. The protein harbors a unique N-terminal extension with putative N-myristoylation and S-palmitoylation sites, suggesting membrane-association. Intracellular localization and transport of globin X was studied in 3T3 cells employing green fluorescence protein fusion constructs. Both myristoylation and palmitoylation sites are required for correct targeting and membrane localization of globin X. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that a vertebrate globin has been identified as component of the cell membrane. Globin X has a hexacoordinate binding scheme and displays cooperative O(2 binding with a variable affinity (P(50∼1.3-12.5 torr, depending on buffer conditions. A respiratory function of globin X is unlikely, but analogous to some prokaryotic membrane-globins it may either protect the lipids in cell membrane from oxidation or may act as a redox-sensing or signaling protein.

  19. Identifying Synonymous Regulatory Elements in Vertebrate Genomes

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    Ovcharenko, I; Nobrega, M A

    2005-02-07

    Synonymous gene regulation, defined as driving shared temporal and/or spatial expression of groups of genes, is likely predicated on genomic elements that contain similar modules of certain transcription factor binding sites (TFBS). We have developed a method to scan vertebrate genomes for evolutionary conserved modules of TFBS in a predefined configuration, and created a tool, named SynoR that identify synonymous regulatory elements (SREs) in vertebrate genomes. SynoR performs de novo identification of SREs utilizing known patterns of TFBS in active regulatory elements (REs) as seeds for genome scans. Layers of multiple-species conservation allow the use of differential phylogenetic sequence conservation filters in the search of SREs and the results are displayed as to provide an extensive annotation of genes containing detected REs. Gene Ontology categories are utilized to further functionally classify the identified genes, and integrated GNF Expression Atlas 2 data allow the cataloging of tissue-specificities of the predicted SREs. We illustrate how this new tool can be used to establish a linkage between human diseases and noncoding genomic content. SynoR is publicly available at http://synor.dcode.org.

  20. Gene expression throughout a vertebrate's embryogenesis

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    Hinton David E

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Describing the patterns of gene expression during embryonic development has broadened our understanding of the processes and patterns that define morphogenesis. Yet gene expression patterns have not been described throughout vertebrate embryogenesis. This study presents statistical analyses of gene expression during all 40 developmental stages in the teleost Fundulus heteroclitus using four biological replicates per stage. Results Patterns of gene expression for 7,000 genes appear to be important as they recapitulate developmental timing. Among the 45% of genes with significant expression differences between pairs of temporally adjacent stages, significant differences in gene expression vary from as few as five to more than 660. Five adjacent stages have disproportionately more significant changes in gene expression (> 200 genes relative to other stages: four to eight and eight to sixteen cell stages, onset of circulation, pre and post-hatch, and during complete yolk absorption. The fewest differences among adjacent stages occur during gastrulation. Yet, at stage 16, (pre-mid-gastrulation the largest number of genes has peak expression. This stage has an over representation of genes in oxidative respiration and protein expression (ribosomes, translational genes and proteases. Unexpectedly, among all ribosomal genes, both strong positive and negative correlations occur. Similar correlated patterns of expression occur among all significant genes. Conclusions These data provide statistical support for the temporal dynamics of developmental gene expression during all stages of vertebrate development.

  1. Sensing and surviving hypoxia in vertebrates.

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    Jonz, Michael G; Buck, Leslie T; Perry, Steve F; Schwerte, Thorsten; Zaccone, Giacomo

    2016-02-01

    Surviving hypoxia is one of the most critical challenges faced by vertebrates. Most species have adapted to changing levels of oxygen in their environment with specialized organs that sense hypoxia, while only few have been uniquely adapted to survive prolonged periods of anoxia. The goal of this review is to present the most recent research on oxygen sensing, adaptation to hypoxia, and mechanisms of anoxia tolerance in nonmammalian vertebrates. We discuss the respiratory structures in fish, including the skin, gills, and air-breathing organs, and recent evidence for chemosensory neuroepithelial cells (NECs) in these tissues that initiate reflex responses to hypoxia. The use of the zebrafish as a genetic and developmental model has allowed observation of the ontogenesis of respiratory and chemosensory systems, demonstration of a putative intracellular O2 sensor in chemoreceptors that may initiate transduction of the hypoxia signal, and investigation into the effects of extreme hypoxia on cardiorespiratory development. Other organisms, such as goldfish and freshwater turtles, display a high degree of anoxia tolerance, and these models are revealing important adaptations at the cellular level, such as the regulation of glutamatergic and GABAergic neurotransmission in defense of homeostasis in central neurons.

  2. The characters of Palaeozoic jawed vertebrates

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    Brazeau, Martin D; Friedman, Matt

    2014-01-01

    Newly discovered fossils from the Silurian and Devonian periods are beginning to challenge embedded perceptions about the origin and early diversification of jawed vertebrates (gnathostomes). Nevertheless, an explicit cladistic framework for the relationships of these fossils relative to the principal crown lineages of the jawed vertebrates (osteichthyans: bony fishes and tetrapods; chondrichthyans: sharks, batoids, and chimaeras) remains elusive. We critically review the systematics and character distributions of early gnathostomes and provide a clearly stated hierarchy of synapomorphies covering the jaw-bearing stem gnathostomes and osteichthyan and chondrichthyan stem groups. We show that character lists, designed to support the monophyly of putative groups, tend to overstate their strength and lack cladistic corroboration. By contrast, synapomorphic hierarchies are more open to refutation and must explicitly confront conflicting evidence. Our proposed synapomorphy scheme is used to evaluate the status of the problematic fossil groups Acanthodii and Placodermi, and suggest profitable avenues for future research. We interpret placoderms as a paraphyletic array of stem-group gnathostomes, and suggest what we regard as two equally plausible placements of acanthodians: exclusively on the chondrichthyan stem, or distributed on both the chondrichthyan and osteichthyan stems. PMID:25750460

  3. Permo-Triassic vertebrate extinctions: A program

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    Olson, E. C.

    1988-01-01

    Since the time of the Authors' study on this subject, a great deal of new information has become available. Concepts of the nature of extinctions have changed materially. The Authors' conclusion that a catastrophic event was not responsible for the extinction of vertebrates has modified to the extent that hypotheses involving either the impact of a massive extra-terrestrial body or volcanism provide plausible but not currently fully testable hypotheses. Stated changes resulted in a rapid decrease in organic diversity, as the ratio of origins of taxa to extinctions shifted from strongly positive to negative, with momentary equilibrium being reached at about the Permo-Triassic boundary. The proximate causes of the changes in the terrestrial biota appear to lie in two primary factors: (1) strong climatic changes (global mean temperatures, temperature ranges, humidity) and (2) susceptibility of the dominant vertebrates (large dicynodonts) and the glossopteris flora to disruption of the equlibrium of the world ecosystem. The following proximate causes have been proposed: (1) rhythmic fluctuations in solar radiation, (2) tectonic events as Pangea assembled, altering land-ocean relationships, patterns of wind and water circulation and continental physiography, (3) volcanism, and (4) changes subsequent to impacts of one or more massive extra terrestrial objects, bodies or comets. These hypotheses are discussed.

  4. Osteoporotic vertebral fracture simulating a spinal tumor: a case report

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    Moscote-Salazar Luis Rafael

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Vertebral fractures are a frequent entity, mainly in the thoracolumbar and lumbar spine. In some circumstances the differential diagnosis of vertebral injuries can confuse the physician, since the difference between an osteoporotic vertebral fracture and a fracture secondary to a tumor is not clear. We report the case of a patient with osteoporotic vertebral fracture simulating a spinal tumor, handled by our department of neurosurgery as illustrative experience to guide the approach in those cases, in which the definitive diagnosis is crucial for therapeutic decision making

  5. Genome duplication in early vertebrates: insights from agnathan cytogenetics.

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    Caputo Barucchi, V; Giovannotti, M; Nisi Cerioni, P; Splendiani, A

    2013-01-01

    Agnathans represent a remnant of a primitive offshoot of the vertebrates, and the long evolutionary separation between their 2 living groups, namely hagfishes and lampreys, could explain profound biological differences, also in karyotypes and genome sizes. Here, cytogenetic studies available on these vertebrates were summarized and data discussed with reference to the recently demonstrated monophyly of this group and to the 2 events of whole genome duplication (1R and 2R) characterizing the evolution of vertebrates. The comparison of cytogenetic data and phylogenetic relationships among agnathans and gnathostomes seems to support the hypothesis that 1R and 2R occurred before the evolutionary divergence between jawless and jawed vertebrates.

  6. Facts and fancies about early fossil chordates and vertebrates.

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    Janvier, Philippe

    2015-04-23

    The interrelationships between major living vertebrate, and even chordate, groups are now reasonably well resolved thanks to a large amount of generally congruent data derived from molecular sequences, anatomy and physiology. But fossils provide unexpected combinations of characters that help us to understand how the anatomy of modern groups was progressively shaped over millions of years. The dawn of vertebrates is documented by fossils that are preserved as either soft-tissue imprints, or minute skeletal fragments, and it is sometimes difficult for palaeontologists to tell which of them are reliable vertebrate remains and which merely reflect our idea of an ancestral vertebrate.

  7. Reintroduction of locally extinct vertebrates impacts arid soil fungal communities.

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    Clarke, Laurence J; Weyrich, Laura S; Cooper, Alan

    2015-06-01

    Introduced species have contributed to extinction of native vertebrates in many parts of the world. Changes to vertebrate assemblages are also likely to alter microbial communities through coextinction of some taxa and the introduction of others. Many attempts to restore degraded habitats involve removal of exotic vertebrates (livestock and feral animals) and reintroduction of locally extinct species, but the impact of such reintroductions on microbial communities is largely unknown. We used high-throughput DNA sequencing of the fungal internal transcribed spacer I (ITS1) region to examine whether replacing exotic vertebrates with reintroduced native vertebrates led to changes in soil fungal communities at a reserve in arid central Australia. Soil fungal diversity was significantly different between dune and swale (interdune) habitats. Fungal communities also differed significantly between sites with exotic or reintroduced native vertebrates after controlling for the effect of habitat. Several fungal operational taxonomic units (OTUs) found exclusively inside the reserve were present in scats from reintroduced native vertebrates, providing a direct link between the vertebrate assemblage and soil microbial communities. Our results show that changes to vertebrate assemblages through local extinctions and the invasion of exotic species can alter soil fungal communities. If local extinction of one or several species results in the coextinction of microbial taxa, the full complement of ecological interactions may never be restored.

  8. Candidal Vertebral Osteomyelitis in the Midst of Renal Disorders

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    Kumar, Anil; Rao, Srivatsa Nagaraja; Kumar, Krishna; Karim, Shamsul

    2016-01-01

    Vertebral osteomyelitis also known as discitis/pyogenic spondylitis refers to inflammation of the vertebral disc space. It is commonly seen in men and adults more than 50 years of age. Fungal osteomyelitis is a rare scenario compared to its bacterial counterpart. Spinal epidural abscess is a dangerous complication associated with vertebral osteomyelitis. Here, we report two cases of vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Candida tropicalis in patients with renal disorders (stage 5 chronic kidney disease and nephropathy). One of the case discussed here presented with spinal epidural abscess. Both the patients were started on antifungal therapy. One patient responded to treatment while the other was lost to follow up. PMID:27190806

  9. Morphological modularity in the vertebral column of Felidae (Mammalia, Carnivora)

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    Marcela Randau; Anjali Goswami

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    ... (Felidae, Carnivora, Mammalia) with pairwise comparisons of vertebral shape covariation (i.e. integration) and evaluate our results against hypotheses of developmental and functional modularity...

  10. Morphological modularity in the vertebral column of Felidae (Mammalia, Carnivora)

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    Marcela Randau; Anjali Goswami

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    Background Previous studies have demonstrated that the clear morphological differences among vertebrae across the presacral column are accompanied by heterogeneous functional signals in vertebral shape...

  11. GESTIÓN DEL CONOCIMIENTO Y ORIENTACIÓN AL MARKETING INTERNO EN EL DESARROLLO DE VENTAJAS COMPETITIVAS EN EL SECTOR HOTELERO

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    Ruizalba Robledo, José Luis; Vallespín Arán; María; Pérez-Aranda, Javier

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    La orientación al marketing interno (OMI) puede constituir una herramienta de gestión del conocimiento de los empleados que permita a las empresas desarrollar una ventaja competitiva en la medida en que genera información, la comunica internamente para terminar ofreciendo una respuesta a sus necesidades. La OMI, mediante la adecuada gestión del capital humano, facilita competir de forma más efectiva y dar una respuesta ágil a las demandas del mercado. En este estudio se analizan las 3 dimensi...

  12. Problemática Financiera de las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas venezolanas. Análisis de los Factores Internos

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    Leonardo Cazorla Papis; Manuel López Godoy; María Cristina Fernández Trujillo

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    El interés de esta investigación fue identificar los rasgos característicos de las Pyme venezolanas de los Estados Aragua y Carabobo, que condicionan sus decisiones de endeudamiento, así como identificar los factores internos que condicionan su estructura de capital.Se estudiaron las variables : riesgo empresarial, rentabilidad sobre activos, oportunidades de crecimiento, tamaño, reputación, concentración de capital y estrategias empresariales.Los resultados obtenidos demostraron que las vari...

  13. Los derechos especiales de grupo, como protección a los desplazados en en Colombia por el conflicto armado interno

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    José Antonio García Pereáñez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:necesario interpretar unos derechos de grupo a la luz del Derecho Cosmopolítico Kantiano y del DerechoInternacional Humanitario, como protección a su integridad.Palabras Claves:Desplazado, Derecho Cosmopolítico, Derechos Humanos, Refugio Interno, Mandato ACNUR.Abstract:interpret some group rights in connection with Right Cosmopolítico Kantiano and the International HumanitarianRight, as protection to their integrity.Keywords:Displacement, cosmopolitan law, human rights, internal refugees, UNHCR Terms.

  14. La ficha de identificación estomatológica para internos: un asunto aún pendiente en México

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    Lizbeth de las Mercedes Rodríguez

    2012-01-01

    Los dientes proveen información valiosa que ayuda a identificar a una persona con los métodos propios de la odontología legal y forense. A nivel penitenciario, el expediente del interno, al ser un documento de identidad del infractor, deberá integrar toda la información posible que permita a las autoridades judiciales cerciorarse de que se trata de la misma persona registrada, ya sea en calidad de procesado o sentenciado, con todas sus características físicas posibles en las denominadas ficha...

  15. LOS TRATADOS INTERNACIONALES Y SUS POSIBLES CONFLICTOS EN EL ORDEN INTERNO A LA LUZ DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN DE LA REPUBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA

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    María Fátima Pinho de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available This research is intended to perform an analysis of international treaties and possible conflicts in the internal order in light of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, based on two (2 major theories underlying the application of international law and the law states. These theories are the Monist and Dualist, the first provides that domestic law and international law are two systems of identical legal or legal nature, because their purposes and audiences are the same. Indeed, the two legal systems have a source to an agreement or consensus of wills; the second, however, public international law and domestic law are two systems or State laws of different legal nature because they have different sources and recipients. If we analyze some articles on the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, we see that it holds no preference on any of the two (2 theories, but has a mixed theory, in some cases monistic theory applies, but other cases the dualistic theory.La presente investigación tiene como finalidad realizar un análisis sobre los tratados internacionales y sus posibles conflictos en el orden interno a la luz de la Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, partiendo de dos (2 principales teorías que sustentan la aplicación del derecho internacional y el derecho interno de los estados. Dichas teorías son la Monista y la Dualista, la primera establece que el derecho interno y el derecho internacional son dos sistemas u ordenamientos jurídicos de idéntica naturaleza jurídica, porque sus funciones y destinatarios son los mismos. En efecto ambos sistemas jurídicos tienen como fuente un acuerdo o consenso de voluntades; la segunda, en cambio, el Derecho Internacional Público y el Derecho Interno Estatal son dos sistemas u ordenamientos jurídicos de naturaleza jurídica diferente porque tienen fuentes y destinatarios distintos. Si se analizan algunos artículos referidos en la Constitución de

  16. PROBLEMAS PENDIENTES PARA LA IMPLEMENTACIÓN DEL ESTATUTO DE ROMA DE LA CORTE PENAL INTERNACIONAL EN EL DERECHO INTERNO DE LOS ESTADOS

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    TAPIA, Diana Rocío Espino; Facultad de Derecho y Criminología de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Monterrey- México)

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    La siguiente investigación tiene como objetivo el análisis de lascuestiones procesales y constitucionales que han quedado pendientes para la implementación en el derecho interno de los Estados del Estatuto de Roma que instauró la Corte Penal Internacional en 1998. Estos problemas pendientes son analizados a fin de resaltar que estas deficiencias del Estatuto han generado un serio problema de implementación interna, lo que afecta la efectividad del sistema procesal penal creado en su seno....

  17. Propuesta de Mejora del Proceso de Control Interno en la Oficina de Asesoría y Control, Subgerencia de Telecomunicaciones, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad

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    Herrera González, Miguel Ángel

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    Tesis de maestría -- Universidad de Costa Rica. Posgrado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. Maestría Profesional en Administración y Dirección de Empresas con énfasis en Gerencia, 2007 El objetivo general del trabajo es elaborar una propuesta de mejora del proceso de control interno y aspectos organizacionales relacionados, en la Oficina de Asesoría y Control de la Subgerencia de Telecomunicaciones, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad. La dependencia objeto de investigaci...

  18. Astigmatismo interno : epidemiología, clasificación e influencia en los resultados de la cirugía refractiva corneal

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    Objetivos: Trabajos previos muestran que la corrección astigmática mediante cirugía láser en sujetos con grandes cantidades de astigmatismo interno (AI) es menos predecible. La influencia exacta del AI en los resultados de la cirugía refractiva, así como la exactitud en su medida o su relación con el resto de estructuras ópticas del ojo se desconoce. Ésta tesis pretende estudiar y analizar la epidemiología del AI y su influencia en los resultados de la cirugía refractiva. Si aumentamos el ...

  19. Prevalencia y factores asociados con la intención de Emigración en internos de medicina de una universidad pública, Lima 2007

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    Percy Mayta-Tristán

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Conocer la prevalencia y factores asociados con la intención de emigración de internos de medicina de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM en Lima, Perú. Materiales y métodos. Estudio transversal realizado entre septiembre y diciembre de 2007. Se encuestó a cada interno en el hospital donde hace su internado usando un instrumento previamente validado. Se definió como intención de emigración a la respuesta positiva de planear trabajar en el extranjero en los próximos diez años. Se calculó la prevalencia con su intervalo de confianza al 95% (IC95%, se uso chi2 y regresión logística múltiple. Resultados. Se incluyeron 202 internos; la edad promedio fue 25,8 años, 46% fueron mujeres, 44% tenían familiares médicos. La prevalencia de intención de emigración fue de 38,1% (IC95%: 31,2-45,1%, 70% planea migrar a Europa y 23% a Norteamérica. No se encontró asociación con el sexo, edad, lugar de nacimiento, sede de internado, ni nivel de inglés en el análisis bivariado (chi2, p>0,05. En el análisis multivariado se encontró asociación con la proyección de comprarse un automóvil (OR: 5,0; IC95% 1,9-13,1, haber realizado una rotación extracurricular (OR: 4,6; IC95% 2,0-10,5, tener una expectativa de sueldo mayor de 6000 soles mensuales (OR: 4,1; IC95% 1,9-8,8, tener familiares médicos (OR: 3,3; IC95% 1,6-6,8 y haber presentado un trabajo a un congreso científico estudiantil (OR: 3,3; IC95% 1,2-8,9. Conclusiones. Casi dos de cada cinco internos de la UNMSM aspiran desarrollarse profesionalmente fuera del Perú, asociándose a ello principalmente factores de tipo económico.

  20. Los foros internos de transmisión de conocimiento como herramienta potenciadora de la creatividad e innovación

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    Por todos es sabido que la Gestión del conocimiento busca transferir el conocimiento y la experiencia existente en las organizaciones al máximo número de sus miembros. Uno de los mecanismos empleados para alcanzar este fin dentro de SEAT es el empleo de diferentes foros denominados dentro de la empresa como el “Foro del Conocimiento” y el “Foro de Investigación e innovación”. Estos foros permiten que personal interno a la empresa, especialistas en su materia, expongan en una se...

  1. Estudio de las relaciones y disposición espacial del Conducto Auditivo Interno y de sus elementos anatómicos

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    Esborrat, Luciano Martín

    2006-01-01

    El conocimiento de la disposición espacial del conducto auditivo interno, de sus relaciones y de los elementos anatómicos que discurren dentro del mismo adquiere especial importancia en el tratamiento quirúrgico de las patologías de aquel, concretamente de los tumores del VIII par craneal, generalmente schwanomas originados en la porción vestibular de dicho nervio, que si bien son poco frecuentes representan aproximadamente el 8% de los tumores endocraneales. Con mucha menor frecuencia, se re...

  2. Cuantificación de AIA por HPLC utilizando el método del estándar interno

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    Grolamys Castillo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El Ácido Indol Acético (AIA pertenece al grupo de las auxinas, sustancias endógenas bioactivas presentes en las plantas, que controlan diversos procesos del metabolismo vegetal. En general, estas sustancias tienen como efecto estimular el alargamiento celular o favorecer su depresión dependiendo de la concentración empleada. La síntesis microbiológica de estas sustancias resulta de gran importancia ya que su aplicación permite el aumento de los rendimientos y la calidad de las cosechas en la agricultura. La Cromatografía Líquida de Alta Resolución (HPLC es actualmente un método de rutina para la separación de fitohormonas, siendo la fase reversa C18 la más usada y reportada con estos fines. Se muestra el estudio realizado para la cuantificación del contenido de AIA presente en caldos de fermentación usando el Ácido Indol Propiónico (AIP como estándar interno, sobre la base de un método de HPLC ya desarrollado, utilizando la técnica de supresión iónica, sin necesidad de derivatizar. La fase móvil consistió en una relación metanol-ácido acético 0,5 (v/v (6,4 a un flujo de 0,7 mL/min. La detección se realizó por fluorescencia a una A de excitación de 280 nm y de emisión de 340 nm, a una sensibilidad baja. Las muestras de caldos analizados mostraron un valor medio de AIA en el extracto de 28 ppm. Se realizó el estudio de Repetibilidad para una muestra que se extrajo, por 10 veces consecutivas y se obtuvo un CV del 1 %.

  3. Control of Vertebrate Skeletal Mineralization by Polyphosphates

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    Omelon, Sidney; Georgiou, John; Henneman, Zachary J.; Wise, Lisa M.; Sukhu, Balram; Hunt, Tanya; Wynnyckyj, Chrystia; Holmyard, Douglas; Bielecki, Ryszard; Grynpas, Marc D.

    2009-01-01

    Background Skeletons are formed in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and compositions of organic and mineral components. Many invertebrate skeletons are constructed from carbonate or silicate minerals, whereas vertebrate skeletons are instead composed of a calcium phosphate mineral known as apatite. No one yet knows why the dynamic vertebrate skeleton, which is continually rebuilt, repaired, and resorbed during growth and normal remodeling, is composed of apatite. Nor is the control of bone and calcifying cartilage mineralization well understood, though it is thought to be associated with phosphate-cleaving proteins. Researchers have assumed that skeletal mineralization is also associated with non-crystalline, calcium- and phosphate-containing electron-dense granules that have been detected in vertebrate skeletal tissue prepared under non-aqueous conditions. Again, however, the role of these granules remains poorly understood. Here, we review bone and growth plate mineralization before showing that polymers of phosphate ions (polyphosphates: (PO3−)n) are co-located with mineralizing cartilage and resorbing bone. We propose that the electron-dense granules contain polyphosphates, and explain how these polyphosphates may play an important role in apatite biomineralization. Principal Findings/Methodology The enzymatic formation (condensation) and destruction (hydrolytic degradation) of polyphosphates offers a simple mechanism for enzymatic control of phosphate accumulation and the relative saturation of apatite. Under circumstances in which apatite mineral formation is undesirable, such as within cartilage tissue or during bone resorption, the production of polyphosphates reduces the free orthophosphate (PO43−) concentration while permitting the accumulation of a high total PO43− concentration. Sequestering calcium into amorphous calcium polyphosphate complexes can reduce the concentration of free calcium. The resulting reduction of both free PO43− and free

  4. Light adaptation and the evolution of vertebrate photoreceptors.

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    Morshedian, Ala; Fain, Gordon L

    2017-07-15

    Lamprey are cyclostomes, a group of vertebrates that diverged from lines leading to jawed vertebrates (including mammals) in the late Cambrian, 500 million years ago. It may therefore be possible to infer properties of photoreceptors in early vertebrate progenitors by comparing lamprey to other vertebrates. We show that lamprey rods and cones respond to light much like rods and cones in amphibians and mammals. They operate over a similar range of light intensities and adapt to backgrounds and bleaches nearly identically. These correspondences are pervasive and detailed; they argue for the presence of rods and cones very early in the evolution of vertebrates with properties much like those of rods and cones in existing vertebrate species. The earliest vertebrates were agnathans - fish-like organisms without jaws, which first appeared near the end of the Cambrian radiation. One group of agnathans became cyclostomes, which include lamprey and hagfish. Other agnathans gave rise to jawed vertebrates or gnathostomes, the group including all other existing vertebrate species. Because cyclostomes diverged from other vertebrates 500 million years ago, it may be possible to infer some of the properties of the retina of early vertebrate progenitors by comparing lamprey to other vertebrates. We have previously shown that rods and cones in lamprey respond to light much like photoreceptors in other vertebrates and have a similar sensitivity. We now show that these affinities are even closer. Both rods and cones adapt to background light and to bleaches in a manner almost identical to other vertebrate photoreceptors. The operating range in darkness is nearly the same in lamprey and in amphibian or mammalian rods and cones; moreover background light shifts response-intensity curves downward and to the right over a similar range of ambient intensities. Rods show increment saturation at about the same intensity as mammalian rods, and cones never saturate. Bleaches decrease

  5. Current and emerging treatment strategies for vertebral compression fractures

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Lotfi Hacein-BeyRadiological Associates of Sacramento Medical Group Inc, Sacramento, CA, USABackground: Vertebral compression fractures are most commonly related to osteoporosis or cancer, both of which are on the rise throughout the world. Once a vertebra is fractured, gradual deterioration of quality of life due to crippling pain and spinal instability usually follows. Although a number of traditional management options have been available to promote pain relief and to allow for increased activities, such as bed rest, bracing, pain medications, and light exercise programs, these have limited effectiveness in the majority of patients. Over 20 years ago, percutaneous vertebroplasty, which is a minimally invasive procedure consisting of the injection of polymethylmethacrylate directly into the fractured vertebra, emerged as an effective treatment. Various vertebral augmentation procedures were subsequently designed, all of which aim at eliminating pain, limiting or reversing vertebral collapse, and providing stability to the affected segment of the spine.Objective: This article discusses clinical aspects of vertebral compression fractures, current indications and contraindications and summarizes technical aspects of vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, lordoplasty, and device-implanting vertebral augmentation procedures. Treatment effectiveness, which is significant despite recent criticism of vertebroplasty and other vertebral augmentation procedures, is also discussed. As economic pressures on health care systems are increasing in all countries, it is expected that the appropriateness, clinical effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of vertebral augmentation procedures will be increasingly established by outcome analyses.Conclusion: It is important that physicians are familiar with vertebroplasty and other procedures designed to treat vertebral fractures in patients with advanced osteoporosis or cancer. These fractures, which are common and often

  6. Imperfect isolation: factors and filters shaping Madagascar's extant vertebrate fauna.

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    Full Text Available Analyses of phylogenetic topology and estimates of divergence timing have facilitated a reconstruction of Madagascar's colonization events by vertebrate animals, but that information alone does not reveal the major factors shaping the island's biogeographic history. Here, we examine profiles of Malagasy vertebrate clades through time within the context of the island's paleogeographical evolution to determine how particular events influenced the arrival of the island's extant groups. First we compare vertebrate profiles on Madagascar before and after selected events; then we compare tetrapod profiles on Madagascar to contemporary tetrapod compositions globally. We show that changes from the Mesozoic to the Cenozoic in the proportions of Madagascar's tetrapod clades (particularly its increase in the representation of birds and mammals are tied to changes in their relative proportions elsewhere on the globe. Differences in the representation of vertebrate classes from the Mesozoic to the Cenozoic reflect the effects of extinction (i.e., the non-random susceptibility of the different vertebrate clades to purported catastrophic global events 65 million years ago, and new evolutionary opportunities for a subset of vertebrates with the relatively high potential for transoceanic dispersal potential. In comparison, changes in vertebrate class representation during the Cenozoic are minor. Despite the fact that the island's isolation has resulted in high vertebrate endemism and a unique and taxonomically imbalanced extant vertebrate assemblage (both hailed as testimony to its long isolation, that isolation was never complete. Indeed, Madagascar's extant tetrapod fauna owes more to colonization during the Cenozoic than to earlier arrivals. Madagascar's unusual vertebrate assemblage needs to be understood with reference to the basal character of clades originating prior to the K-T extinction, as well as to the differential transoceanic dispersal advantage of

  7. Imperfect isolation: factors and filters shaping Madagascar's extant vertebrate fauna.

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    Samonds, Karen E; Godfrey, Laurie R; Ali, Jason R; Goodman, Steven M; Vences, Miguel; Sutherland, Michael R; Irwin, Mitchell T; Krause, David W

    2013-01-01

    Analyses of phylogenetic topology and estimates of divergence timing have facilitated a reconstruction of Madagascar's colonization events by vertebrate animals, but that information alone does not reveal the major factors shaping the island's biogeographic history. Here, we examine profiles of Malagasy vertebrate clades through time within the context of the island's paleogeographical evolution to determine how particular events influenced the arrival of the island's extant groups. First we compare vertebrate profiles on Madagascar before and after selected events; then we compare tetrapod profiles on Madagascar to contemporary tetrapod compositions globally. We show that changes from the Mesozoic to the Cenozoic in the proportions of Madagascar's tetrapod clades (particularly its increase in the representation of birds and mammals) are tied to changes in their relative proportions elsewhere on the globe. Differences in the representation of vertebrate classes from the Mesozoic to the Cenozoic reflect the effects of extinction (i.e., the non-random susceptibility of the different vertebrate clades to purported catastrophic global events 65 million years ago), and new evolutionary opportunities for a subset of vertebrates with the relatively high potential for transoceanic dispersal potential. In comparison, changes in vertebrate class representation during the Cenozoic are minor. Despite the fact that the island's isolation has resulted in high vertebrate endemism and a unique and taxonomically imbalanced extant vertebrate assemblage (both hailed as testimony to its long isolation), that isolation was never complete. Indeed, Madagascar's extant tetrapod fauna owes more to colonization during the Cenozoic than to earlier arrivals. Madagascar's unusual vertebrate assemblage needs to be understood with reference to the basal character of clades originating prior to the K-T extinction, as well as to the differential transoceanic dispersal advantage of other, more

  8. Physiology of cell volume regulation in vertebrates

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    Hoffmann, Else K; Lambert, Ian H; Pedersen, Stine F

    2009-01-01

    cases, activation of volume regulatory osmolyte transport. After acute swelling, cell volume is regulated by the process of regulatory volume decrease (RVD), which involves the activation of KCl cotransport and of channels mediating K(+), Cl(-), and taurine efflux. Conversely, after acute shrinkage......, cell volume is regulated by the process of regulatory volume increase (RVI), which is mediated primarily by Na(+)/H(+) exchange, Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) cotransport, and Na(+) channels. Here, we review in detail the current knowledge regarding the molecular identity of these transport pathways...... and their regulation by, e.g., membrane deformation, ionic strength, Ca(2+), protein kinases and phosphatases, cytoskeletal elements, GTP binding proteins, lipid mediators, and reactive oxygen species, upon changes in cell volume. We also discuss the nature of the upstream elements in volume sensing in vertebrate...

  9. Soft Tissue Preservation in Terrestrial Mesozoic Vertebrates

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    Schweitzer, Mary Higby

    2011-05-01

    Exceptionally preserved fossils -- i.e., those that retain, in some manner, labile components of organisms that are normally degraded far too quickly to enter the fossil record -- hold the greatest potential for understanding aspects of the biology of long-extinct animals and are the best targets for the search for endogenous biomolecules. Yet the modes of preservation of these labile components, and exactly what remains of the original composition, are not well understood. Here, I review a selection of cases of soft tissue preservation in Mesozoic vertebrates, examine chemical and environmental factors that may influence such preservation, explore the potential of these fossils for high-resolution analytical studies, and suggest clarification of terminologies and criteria for determining the endogeneity of source and the degree of preservation of these well-preserved tissues.

  10. Vertebral Augmentation: State of the Art

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    Nabhane, Linda; Issa El Khoury, Fouad; Kreichati, Gaby; El Rachkidi, Rami

    2016-01-01

    Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVF) are an increasing public health problem. Cement augmentation (vertebroplasty of kyphoplasty) helps stabilize painful OVF refractory to medical treatment. This stabilization is thought to improve pain and functional outcome. Vertebroplasty consists of injecting cement into a fractured vertebra using a percutaneous transpedicular approach. Balloon kyphoplasty uses an inflatable balloon prior to injecting the cement. Although kyphoplasty is associated with significant improvement of local kyphosis and less cement leakage, this does not result in long-term clinical and functional improvement. Moreover, vertebroplasty is favored by some due to the high cost of kyphoplasty. The injection of cement increases the stiffness of the fracture vertebrae. This can lead, in theory, to adjacent OVF. However, many studies found no increase of subsequent fracture when comparing medical treatment to cement augmentation. Kyphoplasty can have a protective effect due to restoration of sagittal balance. PMID:27114782

  11. Magnetic Susceptibility in the Vertebral Column

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    Schick, F.; Nagele, T.; Lutz, O.; Pfeffer, K.; Giehl, J.

    1994-01-01

    A magnetic resonance method is described which provides good-quality field-mapping images of the spine, although the in vivo signals from red bone marrow of the vertebral bodies exhibit similar fractions of lipid and water protons with their chemical-shift difference of 3.4 ppm. The susceptibilities of bone marrow and intervertebral disks were examined in 20 cadaveric human spines, 9 healthy volunteers, and 9 patients with degenerative disk alterations. The influence of geometrical properties was studied in cylindrical spine phantoms of different size and contents with different susceptibility. The measurements reveal interindividual differences of the susceptibility of the intervertebral disks in healthy subjects. Three out of nine degenerated disks with low signal in T2-weighted spin-echo images showed irregularities of the field distribution within the nucleus pulposus.

  12. Vertebral heart scores in eight dog breeds.

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    Jepsen-Grant, K; Pollard, R E; Johnson, L R

    2013-01-01

    The vertebral heart score (VHS) measurement is commonly used to provide a more objective measurement of cardiomegaly in canines. However, several studies have shown significant breed variations from the value previously established by Buchanan and Bücheler (9.7 ± 0.5). This study describes VHS measurements in Pug, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier, Dachshund, Bulldog, Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, and Boston Terrier dog breeds. Dogs with two or three view thoracic radiographs, no subjective radiographic evidence of cardiomegaly, and no physical examination findings of heart murmurs or gallop rhythms were included in the study. The Pug, Pomeranian, Bulldog, and Boston Terrier groups were found to have a VHS significantly greater than 9.7 ± 0.5 (P Bulldog (P = 0.028) and Boston Terrier (P = 0.0004) groups. Thoracic depth to width ratio did not have a significant effect on VHS.

  13. Ischemic stroke: carotid and vertebral artery disease

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    Vilela, P.; Goulao, A. [Hospital Garcia de Orta, Servico de Neurorradiologia, Almada (Portugal)

    2005-03-01

    Ischemic strokes may have distinct aetiologies, including several different intrinsic arterial pathological disorders. The diagnosis and understanding of these arterial diseases is critical for the correct management of stroke as different treatment approaches are undertaken according to the aetiology. Atherosclerosis is by far the most common arterial disease among adults, and other pathological processes include arterial dissection, small vessel disease, inflammatory and non-inflammatory vasculopathy and vasomotor disorders. In children, there are several vasculopathies responsible for vaso-occlusive disease such as sickle-cell anemia, acute regressive angiopathy and Moya-Moya disease, neurofibromatosis, dissections, vasculitis associated with intracranial and systemic infections. An overview of the major carotid and vertebral pathological diseases responsible for ischemic stroke in adults and children, highlighting the accuracy of the different imaging modalities for its diagnosis and the imaging appearance of these diseases, is given. (orig.)

  14. Vertebral surface registration using ridgelines/crestlines

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    Tan, Sovira; Yao, Jianhua; Yao, Lawrence; Summers, Ronald M.; Ward, Michael M.

    2008-03-01

    The Iterative Closest Point (ICP) algorithm is an efficient and popular technique for surface registration. It however suffers from the well-known problem of local minima that make the algorithm stop before it reaches the desired global solution. ICP can be improved by the use of landmarks or features. We recently developed a level set capable of evolving on the surface of an object represented by a triangular mesh. This level set permits the segmentation of portions of a surface based on curvature features. The boundary of a segmented portion forms a ridgeline/crestline. We show that the ridgelines/crestlines and corresponding enclosed surfaces extracted by the algorithm can substantially improve ICP registration. We compared the performance of an ICP algorithm in three setups: 1) ICP without landmarks. 2) ICP using ridgelines. 3) ICP using ridgelines and corresponding enclosed surfaces. Our material consists of vertebral body surfaces extracted for a study about the progression of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Same vertebrae scanned at intervals of one or two years were rigidly registered. Vertebral body rims and the end plate surfaces they enclose were used as landmarks. The performance measure was the mean error distance between the registered surfaces. From the one hundred registrations that we performed the average mean error was respectively 0.503mm, 0.335mm and 0.254mm for the three setups. Setup 3 almost halved the average error of setup 1. Moreover the error range is dramatically reduced from [0.0985, 2.19]mm to just [0.0865, 0.532]mm, making the algorithm very robust.

  15. A systematic approach to vertebral hemangioma

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    Gaudino, Simona; Martucci, Matia; Colantonio, Raffaella; Lozupone, Emilio; Visconti, Emiliano; Leone, Antonio; Colosimo, Cesare [Catholic University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiological Sciences, Rome (Italy)

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    Vertebral hemangiomas (VHs) are a frequent and often incidental finding on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the spine. When their imaging appearance is ''typical'' (coarsened vertical trabeculae on radiographic and CT images, hyperintensity on T1- and T2-weighted MR images), the radiological diagnosis is straightforward. Nonetheless, VHs might also display an ''atypical'' appearance on MR imaging because of their histological features (amount of fat, vessels, and interstitial edema). Although the majority of VHs are asymptomatic and quiescent lesions, they can exhibit active behaviors, including growing quickly, extending beyond the vertebral body, and invading the paravertebral and/or epidural space with possible compression of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots (''aggressive'' VHs). These ''atypical'' and ''aggressive'' VHs are a radiological challenge since they can mimic primary bony malignancies or metastases. CT plays a central role in the workup of atypical VHs, being the most appropriate imaging modality to highlight the polka-dot appearance that is representative of them. When aggressive VHs are suspected, both CT and MR are needed. MR is the best imaging modality to characterize the epidural and/or soft-tissue component, helping in the differential diagnosis. Angiography is a useful imaging adjunct for evaluating and even treating aggressive VHs. The primary objectives of this review article are to summarize the clinical, pathological, and imaging features of VHs, as well as the treatment options, and to provide a practical guide for the differential diagnosis, focusing on the rationale assessment of the findings from radiography, CT, and MR imaging. (orig.)

  16. Cooperative Learning as a Tool To Teach Vertebrate Anatomy.

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    Koprowski, John L.; Perigo, Nan

    2000-01-01

    Describes a method for teaching biology that includes more investigative exercises that foster an environment for cooperative learning in introductory laboratories that focus on vertebrates. Fosters collaborative learning by facilitating interaction between students as they become experts on their representative vertebrate structures. (SAH)

  17. Fossil jawless fish from China foreshadows early jawed vertebrate anatomy.

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    Gai, Zhikun; Donoghue, Philip C J; Zhu, Min; Janvier, Philippe; Stampanoni, Marco

    2011-08-17

    Most living vertebrates are jawed vertebrates (gnathostomes), and the living jawless vertebrates (cyclostomes), hagfishes and lampreys, provide scarce information about the profound reorganization of the vertebrate skull during the evolutionary origin of jaws. The extinct bony jawless vertebrates, or 'ostracoderms', are regarded as precursors of jawed vertebrates and provide insight into this formative episode in vertebrate evolution. Here, using synchrotron radiation X-ray tomography, we describe the cranial anatomy of galeaspids, a 435-370-million-year-old 'ostracoderm' group from China and Vietnam. The paired nasal sacs of galeaspids are located anterolaterally in the braincase, and the hypophyseal duct opens anteriorly towards the oral cavity. These three structures (the paired nasal sacs and the hypophyseal duct) were thus already independent of each other, like in gnathostomes and unlike in cyclostomes and osteostracans (another 'ostracoderm' group), and therefore have the condition that current developmental models regard as prerequisites for the development of jaws. This indicates that the reorganization of vertebrate cranial anatomy was not driven deterministically by the evolutionary origin of jaws but occurred stepwise, ultimately allowing the rostral growth of ectomesenchyme that now characterizes gnathostome head development.

  18. Collection & Processing of Vertebrate Specimens for Arbovirus Studies.

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    Sudia, W. Daniel; And Others

    Described are techniques used by the National Communicable Disease Center in obtaining blood and tissues from man and other vertebrates for arbovirus isolation and antibody studies. Also included are techniques for capturing and handling vertebrates; banding and marking; restraining and bleeding; storing of specimens to preserve antibody and…

  19. 50 CFR 17.84 - Special rules-vertebrates.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Special rules-vertebrates. 17.84 Section 17.84 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR....84 Special rules—vertebrates. (a) Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel (Sciurus niger cinereus). (1)...

  20. Can vertebral density changes be explained by intervertebral disc degeneration?

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    Homminga, Jasper Johan; Aquarius, R.; Bulsink, Vera Elisabeth; Jansen, C.T.J.; Verdonschot, Nicolaas Jacobus Joseph

    2012-01-01

    One of the major problems facing the elderly spine is the occurrence of vertebral fractures due to low bone mass. Although typically attributed to osteoporosis, disc degeneration has also been suggested to play a role in vertebral fractures. Existing bone adaptation theories and simulations may

  1. Checklist of vertebrate animals of the Cascade Head Experimental Forest.

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    Chris Maser; Jerry F. Franklin

    1974-01-01

    Three months, April and August 1971 and August 1972, were spent studying the vertebrate fauna of Cascade Head Experimental Forest. The resulting annotated checklist includes 9 amphibians, 2 reptiles, 35 birds, and 40 mammals. A standardized animal habitat classification is presented in an effort to correlate the vertebrates in some meaningful way to their environment...

  2. Congenital abnormalities of the vertebral column in ferrets.

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    Proks, Pavel; Stehlik, Ladislav; Paninarova, Michaela; Irova, Katarina; Hauptman, Karel; Jekl, Vladimir

    2015-01-01

    Vertebral column pathologies requiring surgical intervention have been described in pet ferrets, however little information is available on the normal vertebral formula and congenital variants in this species. The purpose of this retrospective study was to describe vertebral formulas and prevalence of congenital vertebral anomalies in a sample of pet ferrets. Radiographs of 172 pet ferrets (96 males and 76 females) were included in this retrospective study. In 143 ferrets (83.14%), five different formulas of the vertebral column were recorded with normal morphology of vertebrae (rib attachment included) but with a variable number of thoracic (Th), lumbar (L), and sacral (S) vertebrae. The number of cervical (C) vertebrae was constant in all examined animals. Observed vertebral formulas were C7/Th14/L6/S3 (51.74%), C7/Th14/L6/S4 (22.10%), C7/Th14/L7/S3 (6.98%), C7/Th15/L6/S3 (1.74%), and C7/Th15/L6/S4 (0.58%). Formula C7/Th14/L6/S4 was significantly more common in males than in females (P vertebral anomalies included block (two ferrets) and wedge vertebra (one ferret). Spina bifida was not detected. Findings from the current study indicated that vertebral formulas may vary in ferrets and congenital abnormalities are common. This should be taken into consideration for surgical planning.

  3. Variability and constraint in the mammalian vertebral column.

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    Asher, R J; Lin, K H; Kardjilov, N; Hautier, L

    2011-05-01

    Patterns of vertebral variation across mammals have seldom been quantified, making it difficult to test hypotheses of covariation within the axial skeleton and mechanisms behind the high level of vertebral conservatism among mammals. We examined variation in vertebral counts within 42 species of mammals, representing monotremes, marsupials and major clades of placentals. These data show that xenarthrans and afrotherians have, on average, a high proportion of individuals with meristic deviations from species' median series counts. Monotremes, xenarthrans, afrotherians and primates show relatively high variation in thoracolumbar vertebral count. Among the clades sampled in our dataset, rodents are the least variable, with several species not showing any deviations from median vertebral counts, or vertebral anomalies such as asymmetric ribs or transitional vertebrae. Most mammals show significant correlations between sacral position and length of the rib cage; only a few show a correlation between sacral position and number of sternebrae. The former result is consistent with the hypothesis that adult axial skeletal structures patterned by distinct mesodermal tissues are modular and covary; the latter is not. Variable levels of correlation among these structures may indicate that the boundaries of prim/abaxial mesodermal precursors of the axial skeleton are not uniform across species. We do not find evidence for a higher frequency of vertebral anomalies in our sample of embryos or neonates than in post-natal individuals of any species, contrary to the hypothesis that stabilizing selection plays a major role in vertebral patterning.

  4. Cooperative Learning as a Tool To Teach Vertebrate Anatomy.

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    Koprowski, John L.; Perigo, Nan

    2000-01-01

    Describes a method for teaching biology that includes more investigative exercises that foster an environment for cooperative learning in introductory laboratories that focus on vertebrates. Fosters collaborative learning by facilitating interaction between students as they become experts on their representative vertebrate structures. (SAH)

  5. Vertebrate Osmoregulation: A Student Laboratory Exercise Using Teleost Fish

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    Boily P.; Rees, B. B.; Williamson, L. A. C.

    2007-01-01

    Here, we describe a laboratory experiment as part of an upper-level vertebrate physiology course for biology majors to investigate the physiological response of vertebrates to osmoregulatory challenges. The experiment involves measuring plasma osmolality and Na[superscript +] -K[superscript +] -ATPase activity in gill tissue of teleost fish…

  6. Pharyngo-vertebral fistula secondary to cervical vertebral fracture in a patient with stab wound.

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    Choi, Jeong Hwan

    2014-02-01

    Pharyngo-vertebral fistula (PVF) associated with cervical (C) spinal fracture is an extremely rare event that may lead to life-threatening infectious complications if not recognized promptly. Successful management of PVF depends on the physicians' awareness of the causes, prompt recognition of the symptoms and clinical findings, and immediate institution of treatment. I report a case of PVF after C3 vertebral body fracture that was initially neglected and subsequently developed into osteomyelitis involving adjacent vertebrae. On computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a PVF. Despite conservative care, spontaneous closure of the fistula was not achieved. Removal of PVF and surrounding granulation was achieved without any complication. To the best of my knowledge, PVF as a complication of C spine fracture has not hitherto been reported in the English literature.

  7. Origin and evolution of retinoid isomerization machinery in vertebrate visual cycle: hint from jawless vertebrates.

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    Poliakov, Eugenia; Gubin, Alexander N; Stearn, Olivia; Li, Yan; Campos, Maria Mercedes; Gentleman, Susan; Rogozin, Igor B; Redmond, T Michael

    2012-01-01

    In order to maintain visual sensitivity at all light levels, the vertebrate eye possesses a mechanism to regenerate the visual pigment chromophore 11-cis retinal in the dark enzymatically, unlike in all other taxa, which rely on photoisomerization. This mechanism is termed the visual cycle and is localized to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), a support layer of the neural retina. Speculation has long revolved around whether more primitive chordates, such as tunicates and cephalochordates, anticipated this feature. The two key enzymes of the visual cycle are RPE65, the visual cycle all-trans retinyl ester isomerohydrolase, and lecithin:retinol acyltransferase (LRAT), which generates RPE65's substrate. We hypothesized that the origin of the vertebrate visual cycle is directly connected to an ancestral carotenoid oxygenase acquiring a new retinyl ester isomerohydrolase function. Our phylogenetic analyses of the RPE65/BCMO and N1pC/P60 (LRAT) superfamilies show that neither RPE65 nor LRAT orthologs occur in tunicates (Ciona) or cephalochordates (Branchiostoma), but occur in Petromyzon marinus (Sea Lamprey), a jawless vertebrate. The closest homologs to RPE65 in Ciona and Branchiostoma lacked predicted functionally diverged residues found in all authentic RPE65s, but lamprey RPE65 contained all of them. We cloned RPE65 and LRATb cDNAs from lamprey RPE and demonstrated appropriate enzymatic activities. We show that Ciona ß-carotene monooxygenase a (BCMOa) (previously annotated as an RPE65) has carotenoid oxygenase cleavage activity but not RPE65 activity. We verified the presence of RPE65 in lamprey RPE by immunofluorescence microscopy, immunoblot and mass spectrometry. On the basis of these data we conclude that the crucial transition from the typical carotenoid double bond cleavage functionality (BCMO) to the isomerohydrolase functionality (RPE65), coupled with the origin of LRAT, occurred subsequent to divergence of the more primitive chordates (tunicates, etc

  8. Origin and evolution of retinoid isomerization machinery in vertebrate visual cycle: hint from jawless vertebrates.

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    Full Text Available In order to maintain visual sensitivity at all light levels, the vertebrate eye possesses a mechanism to regenerate the visual pigment chromophore 11-cis retinal in the dark enzymatically, unlike in all other taxa, which rely on photoisomerization. This mechanism is termed the visual cycle and is localized to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE, a support layer of the neural retina. Speculation has long revolved around whether more primitive chordates, such as tunicates and cephalochordates, anticipated this feature. The two key enzymes of the visual cycle are RPE65, the visual cycle all-trans retinyl ester isomerohydrolase, and lecithin:retinol acyltransferase (LRAT, which generates RPE65's substrate. We hypothesized that the origin of the vertebrate visual cycle is directly connected to an ancestral carotenoid oxygenase acquiring a new retinyl ester isomerohydrolase function. Our phylogenetic analyses of the RPE65/BCMO and N1pC/P60 (LRAT superfamilies show that neither RPE65 nor LRAT orthologs occur in tunicates (Ciona or cephalochordates (Branchiostoma, but occur in Petromyzon marinus (Sea Lamprey, a jawless vertebrate. The closest homologs to RPE65 in Ciona and Branchiostoma lacked predicted functionally diverged residues found in all authentic RPE65s, but lamprey RPE65 contained all of them. We cloned RPE65 and LRATb cDNAs from lamprey RPE and demonstrated appropriate enzymatic activities. We show that Ciona ß-carotene monooxygenase a (BCMOa (previously annotated as an RPE65 has carotenoid oxygenase cleavage activity but not RPE65 activity. We verified the presence of RPE65 in lamprey RPE by immunofluorescence microscopy, immunoblot and mass spectrometry. On the basis of these data we conclude that the crucial transition from the typical carotenoid double bond cleavage functionality (BCMO to the isomerohydrolase functionality (RPE65, coupled with the origin of LRAT, occurred subsequent to divergence of the more primitive chordates

  9. “Memoria histórica razonada”. Una propuesta incluyente para las víctimas del conflicto armado interno colombiano

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    Juan Felipe Rueda Arenas

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    Full Text Available “Memoria histórica razonada” es una propuesta teórico-metodológica que busca la participación activa de las víctimas del conflicto armado interno en la construcción de la historia colombiana. El artículo es un aporte conceptual de un estudio de trayectorias de vida de víctimas del desplazamiento forzado llevado a cabo en Bucaramanga, Colombia. Para tal caso, se realiza un acercamiento al contexto histórico del origen y dinámica de la historia, la memoria y la oralidad en la historiografía. Se evidencia el debate teórico sobre memoria e historia realizado por autores de las ciencias sociales y humanas. Y se muestran trabajos participativos de memorias de víctimas del conflicto armado interno colombiano. Como resultado, se pretende que mediante la construcción de memoria histórica razonada se comprendan relatos de personas desplazadas a través de un conocimiento complementario entre víctimas e investigadores, generándose instrumentos contra marginalidades, negacionismos, silencios y olvidos impuestos por centros de poder.

  10. Depresión y ansiedad estado/rasgo en internos adscritos al "Programa de Inducción al Tratamiento Penitenciario" en Bucaramanga, Colombia

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    Ana Fernanda Uribe Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available El artículo describe las características de la depresión y la ansiedad estado/rasgo y su prevalencia en internos adscritos al "Programa de Inducción al Tratamiento Penitenciario" del Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y Carcelario -INPEC- en Bucaramanga, Colombia. La muestra comprendió 112 internos con un promedio de edad de 33 años, a quienes se les aplicó el Inventario de Depresión Estado Rasgo (IDER y el Inventario de Ansiedad Estado Rasgo (STAI. Los resultados indican que un 43,1% realizó su primera transgresión a la norma entre los 8 y 18 años de edad, y un 74,1% presentó consumo de sustancias psicoactivas, mientras los registros de manifestaciones depresivas revelan que el 16,7% la calificó como estado y un 43,68% como rasgo. Por su parte, la afectación ansiosa se mostró en un 8,03% como estado y en un 85,7% como rasgo. De acuerdo con esto, hubo mayor proporción de personas con experiencias previas que desarrollaron cuadros sintomatológicos, que aquellas en las que la situación de encarcelamiento constituye un causante o detonante.

  11. A cultura do algodão e a questão da integração entre preços internos e externos

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    Alexandre Bragança Coelho

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo analisar a interação entre preços internos e externos do algodão nas últimas duas décadas para determinar se a abertura comercial ocorrida na década de 90 representou um aumento da influência dos preços externos sobre os preços internos da pluma no país. Para este fim, a metodologia escolhida foi a análise de co-integração, especificamente o Procedimento de Johansen. Os resultados obtidos com a análise da amostra completa indicam que o mercado brasileiro e o norte-americano podem ser considerados perfeitamente integrados. Dividindo a amostra, os resultados referentes à década de 80 mostram que o mercado brasileiro de algodão em pluma pode ser considerado como um mercado fechado neste período, enquanto na década de 90 os resultados indicam que o mercado brasileiro pode ser considerado integrado aos mercados internacionais.

  12. El Rol de las Naciones Unidas en Países en Conflicto Interno en el Contexto de la Posguerra Fría

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    Ana María Montoya Durana

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    Full Text Available La participáción internacional en conflictos internos en el contexto de la posguerra fría, que se realiza bajo pretextos humanitarios y mediante diversos actores internacionales como los son las agencias y fuerzas de las Naciones Unidas, las agencias de organismos multilaterales regionales, las OONGG internacionales y en algunos casos los Estados de forma individual, ha sido descrita por algunos autores como el Nuevo Intervencionismo. El siguiente ensayo pretende resaltar tres niveles de participación en los que se ha involucrado la comunidad internacional en países en conflicto interno en el contexto de la posguerra fría: la asistencia humanitaria, las intervenciones humanitarias (en su definición clásica y los programas de desarrollo social-económico. Paralelamente se harán algunas reflexiones sobre las transformaciones e iniciativas de las Naciones Unidas frente a estos tres niveles, buscando una aproximación a sus acciones, tendencias y dificultades.

  13. PESQUISA DE SATISFAÇÃO RELACIONADA À QUALIDADE DA CENTRAL DE ATENDIMENTO SOB A ÓTICA DO CLIENTE INTERNO

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    Deise Taiana Ávila Dias

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a qualidade dos serviços prestados pela central de atendimento sob a ótica do cliente interno. Para abordar este objetivo, foram concretizados os objetivos específicos que consistiam em: conceituar qualidade de serviços; elencar critérios da qualidade de serviços; realizar uma pesquisa de satisfação dos clientes internos. Além disso, foi um estudo de caso descritivo com abordagem quantitativa, levando-se em conta as cinco dimensões da qualidade dos serviços, utilizando-se do questionário estruturado, como instrumento proposto pelos autores Parasuraman, Zeithaml e Berry (2011. Assim, conta com perguntas fechadas de múltipla escolhas e proporciona escalas tipo Likert, identificando-se as percepções, expectativas, opiniões e críticas em relação ao serviço prestado pela central de atendimento. Portanto, a análise dos dados possibilita identificar o que a empresa está atendendo satisfatoriamente; nesse sentido, a pesquisa incorpora as cinco dimensões da qualidade de serviços: confiabilidade, responsividade, segurança, empatia e tangíveis, e seus resultados são aceitáveis para a empresa.

  14. Sentido de compromiso en la atención al cliente interno de la gerencia de servicios logísticos PDVSA Occidente

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    Thais Alvarez

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    Full Text Available La investigación caracterizó el sentido de compromiso en la atención del cliente interno de la gerencia de servicios logísticos en PDVSA Occidente. Se fundamentó el trabajo en Kinsey (2001, Robbins (2001; 2002, Cottle (2005, entre otros. El diseño fue no experimental, transeccional, descriptivo. La población estuvo conformada por 17 directivos de la gerencia en estudio. La data se colectó por medio del instrumento SECOMAC.2008, con una confiabilidad de 0.94 determinada por medio del coeficiente Alfa Cronbach. El resultado global fue alto en sentido del compromiso; sin embargo, dentro de la aparente fortaleza del mismo se encontraron en algunos indicadores fallas específicas que requirieron un análisis más detallado. Se concluyó que indicadores como entusiasmo, empatía y capacidad de respuestas no están del todo definidos en su buen desarrollo y aplicación, mientras que la fiabilidad y metas individuales en el cargo como indicador del compromiso con la gerencia están en condiciones deficientes. Todo ello permite deducir que el cliente interno es todos y cada uno de los integrantes de la empresa, a los cuales es necesario vender primero, el valor del producto o servicio que la organización ofrece y la importancia fundamental que él tiene como representante de la misma.

  15. EL NON BIS IN ÍDEM COMO FÓRMULA DEL PRINCIPIO DE LEGALIDAD QUE PERMITE EL INGRESO DEL ESTATUTO DE ROMA AL DERECHO INTERNO

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    Jaime Alberto Sandoval Mesa

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    Full Text Available El siguiente artículo tiene por objeto analizar una de las primeras consecuencias que se presentan en virtud de la adopción del Estatuto de Roma de 1998 para la adopción de la Corte Penal Internacional, en concreto desde los efectos que se desarrollan tanto a nivel de non bis in ídem y cosa juzgada, como integrantes del principio de legalidad, desde la perspectiva del instrumento referido frente al derecho interno. En tal sentido, se examinarán los efectos que se presentan tanto a nivel del non bis in ídem material, centrado en el punto de la determinación de conductas objeto de investigación y de su presunto responsable, como en el non bis in ídem procesal que se establece a través del alcance de la res judicata y su posible relativización, derivada de las ya flexibles estructuras de los principios concebidos en el derecho interno, que constituyen sin duda, la puerta de entrada del instrumento examinado al sistema nacional.

  16. Non-contiguous multifocal vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Serratia marcescens.

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    Lau, Jen Xin; Li, Jordan Yuanzhi; Yong, Tuck Yean

    2015-03-01

    Serratia marcescens is a common nosocomial infection but a rare cause of osteomyelitis and more so of vertebral osteomyelitis. Vertebral osteomyelitis caused by this organism has been reported in few studies. We report a case of S. marcescens vertebral discitis and osteomyelitis affecting multiple non-contiguous vertebras. Although Staphylococcus aureus is the most common cause of vertebral osteomyelitis, rare causes, such as S. marcescens, need to be considered, especially when risk factors such as intravenous heroin use, post-spinal surgery and immunosuppression are present. Therefore, blood culture and where necessary biopsy of the infected region should be undertaken to establish the causative organism and determine appropriate antibiotic susceptibility. Prompt diagnosis of S. marcescens vertebral osteomyelitis followed by the appropriate treatment can achieve successful outcomes.

  17. The generation of vertebral segmental patterning in the chick embryo.

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    Senthinathan, Biruntha; Sousa, Cátia; Tannahill, David; Keynes, Roger

    2012-06-01

    We have carried out a series of experimental manipulations in the chick embryo to assess whether the notochord, neural tube and spinal nerves influence segmental patterning of the vertebral column. Using Pax1 expression in the somite-derived sclerotomes as a marker for segmentation of the developing intervertebral disc, our results exclude such an influence. In contrast to certain teleost species, where the notochord has been shown to generate segmentation of the vertebral bodies (chordacentra), these experiments indicate that segmental patterning of the avian vertebral column arises autonomously in the somite mesoderm. We suggest that in amniotes, the subdivision of each sclerotome into non-miscible anterior and posterior halves plays a critical role in establishing vertebral segmentation, and in maintaining left/right alignment of the developing vertebral elements at the body midline.

  18. A STUDY ON THORACIC VERTEBRAL SYNOSTOSIS & ITS CLINICAL IMPORTANCE

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    Md. Khaleel

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    Full Text Available Vertebral anomalies are of interest not only to anatomist, but also to orthopedician, neurologist & neurosurgeons. Various vertebral anomalies of anatomic interest have been reported namely; occipitalisation, sacralisation, lumbarisation, absence of posterior elements of vertebral arch & vertebral s ynostosis. The fusion of vertebral column is rare anomalies usually congenital in origin. The fusion of thoracic vertebrae can present many clinical sign including congenital scoliosis. A study on 594 dry adult human vertebrae of unknown age & sex collected from the department of anatomy and phase I students of KBNIMS, Kalaburagi, Karnataka. The study was done over a period of 6 months (July to December 2014 during routine osteology classes for 1 year MBBS, we found the fusion of typical thoracic vertebrae between T 3 & T 4 . The cause could be failure of re - segmentation of somitomeres or acquired.

  19. Evolution of the Vertebrate Cranium: Viewed from Hagfish Developmental Studies.

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    Kuratani, Shigeru; Oisi, Yasuhiro; Ota, Kinya G

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    Our knowledge of vertebrate cranium evolution has relied largely on the study of gnathostomes. Recent evolutionary and developmental studies of cyclostomes have shed new light on the history of the vertebrate skull. The recent ability to obtain embryos of the hagfish, Eptatretus burgeri, has enabled new studies which have suggested an embryonic morphological pattern (the "cyclostome pattern") of craniofacial development. This pattern is shared by cyclostomes, but not by modern jawed vertebrates. Because this pattern of embryonic head development is thought to be present in some stem gnathostomes (ostracoderms), it is possible that the cyclostome pattern represents the vertebrate ancestral pattern. The study of cyclostomes may thus lead to an understanding of the most ancestral basis of craniofacial development. In this review, we summarize the development of the hagfish chondrocranium in light of the cyclostome pattern, present an updated comparison of the cyclostome chondrocranium, and discuss several aspects of the evolution and development of the vertebrate skull.

  20. Comunicação da responsabilidade social na internet: uma abordagem voltada para o público interno [doi: 10.5329/RECADM.2014015

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    Thiago Braga Martins

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem o objetivo de identificar as iniciativas voltadas ao público interno (colaboradores, com foco nas ações de responsabilidade social empresarial, comunicadas na internet pelas empresas cearenses classificadas no ranking Great Place to Work 2013. Para tanto, verifica-se o quanto tais empresas, consideradas “modelo” no relacionamento com seus colaboradores, comunicam suas iniciativas voltadas para o público interno em seus websites corporativos e apresenta-se uma proposta de mensuração e avaliação de conteúdo de websites corporativos na divulgação das iniciativas destinadas ao público interno. A abordagem de pesquisa é quantitativa, por verificar a ocorrência de determinados indicadores previamente estabelecidos, e quanto aos fins esta pesquisa é descritiva. No que diz respeito à coleta de dados, trata-se de pesquisa documental, de forma telematizada, através da internet, na medida em que explora e analisa o conteúdo dos websites das 40 melhores empresas para se trabalhar no Ceará. Verificou-se que o indicador mais presente foi o referente à comunicação das premiações recebidas pelo bom relacionamento com o público interno (86,8% e os menos presentes foram os referentes às práticas inclusivas e afirmativas relativas ao colaborador, e à transparência e accountability (relatório social disponível (15,8%. Palavras-chave Responsabilidade social empresarial; Internet; Reputação corporativa; Público interno; Great Place to Work.     COMMUNICATION OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ON THE INTERNET: AN EMPLOYEE APPROACH   ABSTRACT This article aims to identify initiatives to address workforce (employees, focusing on the actions of corporate social responsibility, communicated on the Internet by companies classified in Great Place to Work 2013 Ceará Ranking. This paper focuses in discover how such companies considered "reference" in relationship with its employees, communicate their initiatives to

  1. [Cervical myelopathy caused by bilateral vertebral artery compression].

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    Nishiura, T; Fujiwara, K; Handa, A; Gotoh, M; Tsuno, K; Ishimitsu, H

    1998-01-01

    We report a rare case of myelopathy caused by compression of the upper cervical cord by the bilateral anomalous vertebral arteries. A 49-year-old man had dragged his right foot for 4 years. He also complained of a tingling sensation in his right arm and occipitalgia. Neurological examination disclosed right hemiparesis, hypalgesia in the right half of the body and hypertonicity of the lower extremities. MRIs showed a flow void area which compressed and distorted the spinal cord bilaterally at the level of the atlas. A vertebral angiogram showed that the bilateral vertebral arteries had pierced the dura matter under the posterior arch of the atlas, turned upward and laterally in the vertebral canal, making vascular loops at the level of the atlas. 3D CT angiography showed the loops convex medially in the anterior part of the vertebral canal. With these findings, we diagnosed the patient as suffering compression of the cervical cord by the bilateral anomalous vertebral arteries. Suboccipital craniectomy and C1 laminectomy were performed. When the dura mater was opened, the dorsolateral aspect of the spinal cord was found to be compressed and indented markedly by the vertebral arteries. To decompress the spinal cord, the vertebral arteries were retracted dorsolaterally by means of Gore-tex tape and anchored to the spinous process of the axis. Postoperatively, his neurological symptoms improved. Postoperative MRIs showed that the spinal cord was decompressed and had recovered its contour. A review of the literature revealed that only 3 such cases as this one have been reported. The clinical features of these rare cases are nonspecific myelopathy and concomitant occipitalgia or neck pain. The main cause of this rare entity seemed to be the compression of the vertebral artery through its course when it enters the vertebral canal between the atlas and the axis.

  2. Measurements of vertebral shape by radiographic morphometry: sex differences and relationships with vertebral level and lumbar lordosis

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    Cheng, X.G.; Sun, Y.; Boonen, S.; Nicholson, P.H.F.; Dequeker, J. [Arthritis and Metabolic Bone Disease Research Unit, U.Z. Pellenberg, Division of Rheumatology, Pellenberg (Belgium); Brys, P. [Radiology Department, University Hospitals, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven (Belgium); Felsenberg, D. [Radiology Department, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)

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    Objective. To examine sex-related and vertebral-level-specific differences in vertebral shape and to investigate the relationships between the lumbar lordosis angle and vertebral morphology. Design and patients. Lateral thoracic and lumbar spine radiographs were obtained with a standardized protocol in 142 healthy men and 198 healthy women over 50 years old. Anterior (Ha), central (Hc) and posterior (Hp) heights of each vertebra from T4 to L4 were measured using a digitizing technique, and the Ha/Hp and Hc/Hp ratios were calculated. The lumbar lordosis angle was measured on the lateral lumbar spine radiographs. Results. Ha/Hp and Hc/Hp ratios were smaller in men than women by 1.8% and 0.7%, respectively, and these ratios varied with vertebral level. Significant correlations were found between vertebral shape and the lumbar lordosis angle. Conclusions. These results demonstrate that vertebral shape varies significantly with sex, vertebral level and lumbar lordosis angle. Awareness of these relationships may help prevent misdiagnosis in clinical vertebral morphometry. (orig.) With 4 figs., 2 tabs., 17 refs.

  3. The lamprey: a jawless vertebrate model system for examining origin of the neural crest and other vertebrate traits.

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    Green, Stephen A; Bronner, Marianne E

    2014-01-01

    Lampreys are a group of jawless fishes that serve as an important point of comparison for studies of vertebrate evolution. Lampreys and hagfishes are agnathan fishes, the cyclostomes, which sit at a crucial phylogenetic position as the only living sister group of the jawed vertebrates. Comparisons between cyclostomes and jawed vertebrates can help identify shared derived (i.e. synapomorphic) traits that might have been inherited from ancestral early vertebrates, if unlikely to have arisen convergently by chance. One example of a uniquely vertebrate trait is the neural crest, an embryonic tissue that produces many cell types crucial to vertebrate features, such as the craniofacial skeleton, pigmentation of the skin, and much of the peripheral nervous system (Gans and Northcutt, 1983). Invertebrate chordates arguably lack unambiguous neural crest homologs, yet have cells with some similarities, making comparisons with lampreys and jawed vertebrates essential for inferring characteristics of development in early vertebrates, and how they may have evolved from nonvertebrate chordates. Here we review recent research on cyclostome neural crest development, including research on lamprey gene regulatory networks and differentiated neural crest fates. Copyright © 2014 International Society of Differentiation. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Análisis de los procedimientos de control interno en la sección de almacenamiento y suministro (SAA) en los municipios de la región de Tras-os-Montes y Alto Douro (Portugal).

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    Monte, Ana Paula; Moreno, Maria C. L.

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    Como el control interno es una de las piezas clave para la gestión eficiente, eficaz y transparente de los bienes públicos, tenemos la intención de analizar los procedimientos de control interno adoptados en la sección de almacenamiento y suministro en los municipios de Trás-os-Montes y Alto Douro. En este sentido, se estudió una muestra de 10 ayuntamientos de los distritos de Vila Real y Bragança, preguntándole a los dirigentes de la sección a través de una encuesta, de febrero a marzo de 20...

  5. Incidencia en el control interno en la implementación de las recomendaciones emitidas por El OCI de la Policía Nacional del Perú, 2015.

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    Campusmana Argote, Militza Lyla

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    La presente investigación se desarrolló con el objetivo general de determinar la incidencia del Sistema de Control interno en la implementación de las recomendaciones emitidas por el Órgano de Control interno (OCI) de la Policía Nacional del Perú, 2015. La investigación fue de cuantitativa, no co relacional, documental y de caso, no experimental, para el recojo de información se utilizó el cuestionario de 58 preguntas, según la RCG N °458-2008-CG para determinar el cumplimiento del Sistema de...

  6. Evaluación del control interno de las partidas más significativas de los estados financieros de una constructora de la ciudad de Guayaquil, año 2006

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    Cely, Monica; Delgado, Erwin

    2009-01-01

    El presente trabajo es realizado en una constructora de la localidad en la cual se evaluaron ciertos procesos de control interno para los ingresos-egresos, compras, ventas del año 2006. La evaluación del control interno se la hace a través del informe COSO el cual nos brinda un marco de referencia para hacer esta evaluación en base a cinco componentes; ambiente de control, evaluación de riesgos, actividades de control, información y comunicación y supervisión y monitoreo. Para hace...

  7. Contribución al estudio de la influencia del patrón interno en el porcentaje de recuperación de fármacos de muestras biológicas

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    Ospina de Nigrinis, Luz Stella; León Castillo, Luís José

    2009-01-01

    Este trabajo evalúa cómo el uso del patrón interno puede afectar la precisión y la exactitud de un método analítico por cromatografía líquida de alta eficiencia. Se hace énfasis en la importancia de conocer independientemente el porcentaje de recuperación del patrón interno y del fármaco empleando la metodología a utilizar para determinar el fármaco en el plasma.

  8. ANATOMICAL VARIATIONS IN CONDUIT OF VERTEBRAL ARTERY IN ATLAS

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT : BACKGROUND: The 1 st cervical vertebra is named as atlas. It differs from all the other vertebrae in having no body and no spine. The atlas consists of two bulky lateral masses, connected to each other in front by a short anterior arch, and behind by a long curved posterior arch it thus forms a ring of bone. The posterior arch forms three - fifths of the atlantal ring. At the r oot of the arch the superior surface of posterior arch bears a wide groove for the vertebral artery, venous plexus and the C1 nerve immediately behind the lateral mass. In few cases this groove is converted into the completely or partially posterior/latera l vertebral artery foramen. AIM : This study was carried out to know the variations in posterior vertebral artery groove in atlas vertebra for clinical and surgical purpose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study is based on the observation of the 300 mac erated Human atlas vertebrae of North Indian present in the Anthropology Museum of Department of Anatomy, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. The atlases were randomly selected the age and sex were not taken into consideration. RESULTS: We observed the complete posterior vertebral artery foramen in 8% specimen (2.33% bilateral and 5.67% unilateral. In 3.33% it was found on left side and 2.33% on right side. Incidence of incomplete posterior vertebral artery foramen was observed in 9.33% (1.33% bilateral and 8% u nilateral. In 5% it was found on left side and 3% on right side. The bilateral presence of complete or incomplete lateral vertebral artery foramen was nil. The unilateral presence of complete or incomplete lateral vertebral artery foramen was found equal in frequency i.e. 0.67%. The unilateral presence of complete lateral vertebral artery foramen on either side was found in 0.33% specimen whereas the incomplete lateral vertebral artery foramen was found only on left side (0.67%. CONCLUSION : The presence o f complete/incomplete posterior or lateral

  9. Control of vertebrate skeletal mineralization by polyphosphates.

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    Sidney Omelon

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Skeletons are formed in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and compositions of organic and mineral components. Many invertebrate skeletons are constructed from carbonate or silicate minerals, whereas vertebrate skeletons are instead composed of a calcium phosphate mineral known as apatite. No one yet knows why the dynamic vertebrate skeleton, which is continually rebuilt, repaired, and resorbed during growth and normal remodeling, is composed of apatite. Nor is the control of bone and calcifying cartilage mineralization well understood, though it is thought to be associated with phosphate-cleaving proteins. Researchers have assumed that skeletal mineralization is also associated with non-crystalline, calcium- and phosphate-containing electron-dense granules that have been detected in vertebrate skeletal tissue prepared under non-aqueous conditions. Again, however, the role of these granules remains poorly understood. Here, we review bone and growth plate mineralization before showing that polymers of phosphate ions (polyphosphates: (PO(3(-(n are co-located with mineralizing cartilage and resorbing bone. We propose that the electron-dense granules contain polyphosphates, and explain how these polyphosphates may play an important role in apatite biomineralization. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS/METHODOLOGY: The enzymatic formation (condensation and destruction (hydrolytic degradation of polyphosphates offers a simple mechanism for enzymatic control of phosphate accumulation and the relative saturation of apatite. Under circumstances in which apatite mineral formation is undesirable, such as within cartilage tissue or during bone resorption, the production of polyphosphates reduces the free orthophosphate (PO(4(3- concentration while permitting the accumulation of a high total PO(4(3- concentration. Sequestering calcium into amorphous calcium polyphosphate complexes can reduce the concentration of free calcium. The resulting reduction of both free PO

  10. Conodonts, Calcichordates and the Origin of Vertebrates

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    J. Bergström

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    Full Text Available Interpretation of early deuterostome evolution and relationships has been hampered by the lack of soft-part preservation in most groups. In addition, a recently revealed upside-down life orientation of vertebrates (the only real notoneuralians compared to other bilateral animals has been misinterpreted as evidence for a unique body design in all deuterostomes, misleading any search for relatives. Regarding echinoderms, the variety of body plans is confusing. The interpretation of some fossils with echinoderm-type calcite skeletons as “calcichordate” ancestors of chordates, however, involves a hypothetical reconstruction of an unusual body plan and a long series of hypothetical transitions. The number of necessary steps is much lower if cephalochordates (amphioxus or lancelet are derived directly from hemichordate enteropneusts. “Sensation interpretations” of fossils (Yunnanozoon, Cathaymyrus from Burgess Shale type deposits have added further confusion. Soft-part preservation of conodont animals, with V-shaped myomeres and a notochord, shows that they were segmented chordates, while probable eyes and teeth suggest that they were already on the vertebrate side. Die Interpretation früher Deuterostomia hinsichtlich ihrer Evolution und verwandtschaftlichen Beziehungen ist in den meisten Gruppen durch den Mangel an Weichkörpererhaltung sehr erschwert. Die kürzlich entdeckte Tatsache, daß Vertebraten, d. h. die einzigen echten Notoneuralia, im Gegensatz zu anderen bilateral symmetrischen Organismen eine mit ihrer ursprünglichen Oberseite nach unten gerichtete Lebensstellung einnehmen, hat zu der irrtümlichen Ansicht geführt, daß alle Deuostomia über einen im Tierreich einzigartigen Bauplan verfügen. Diese Interpretation brachte naturgemäß jede Suche nach Verwandtschaftsverhältnissen auf Abwege. Hinsichtlich der Echinodermata ist die bauplanmäßige Variation in der Tat verwirrend. Die Interpretation einiger Fossilien mit

  11. Do lower vertebrates suffer from motion sickness?

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    Lychakov, Dmitri

    The poster presents literature data and results of the author’s studies with the goal to find out whether the lower animals are susceptible to motion sickness (Lychakov, 2012). In our studies, fish and amphibians were tested for 2 h and more by using a rotating device (f = 0.24 Hz, a _{centrifugal} = 0.144 g) and a parallel swing (f = 0.2 Hz, a _{horizontal} = 0.059 g). The performed studies did not revealed in 4 fish species and in toads any characteristic reactions of the motion sickness (sopite syndrome, prodromal preparatory behavior, vomiting). At the same time, in toads there appeared characteristic stress reactions (escape response, an increase of the number of urinations, inhibition of appetite), as well as some other reactions not associated with motion sickness (regular head movements, eye retractions). In trout fry the used stimulation promoted division of the individuals into the groups differing by locomotor reaction to stress, as well as the individuals with the well-expressed compensatory reaction that we called the otolithotropic reaction. Analysis of results obtained by other authors confirms our conclusions. Thus, the lower vertebrates, unlike mammals, are immune to motion sickness either under the land conditions or under conditions of weightlessness. On the basis of available experimental data and theoretical concepts of mechanisms of development the motion sickness, formulated in several hypotheses (mismatch hypothesis, Traisman‘ s hypothesis, resonance hypothesis), there presented the synthetic hypothesis of motion sickness that has the conceptual significance. According to the hypothesis, the unusual stimulation producing sensor-motor or sensor-sensor conflict or an action of vestibular and visual stimuli of frequency of about 0.2 Hz is perceived by CNS as poisoning and causes the corresponding reactions. The motion sickness actually is a byproduct of technical evolution. It is suggested that in the lower vertebrates, unlike mammals

  12. A unified anatomy ontology of the vertebrate skeletal system.

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    Wasila M Dahdul

    Full Text Available The skeleton is of fundamental importance in research in comparative vertebrate morphology, paleontology, biomechanics, developmental biology, and systematics. Motivated by research questions that require computational access to and comparative reasoning across the diverse skeletal phenotypes of vertebrates, we developed a module of anatomical concepts for the skeletal system, the Vertebrate Skeletal Anatomy Ontology (VSAO, to accommodate and unify the existing skeletal terminologies for the species-specific (mouse, the frog Xenopus, zebrafish and multispecies (teleost, amphibian vertebrate anatomy ontologies. Previous differences between these terminologies prevented even simple queries across databases pertaining to vertebrate morphology. This module of upper-level and specific skeletal terms currently includes 223 defined terms and 179 synonyms that integrate skeletal cells, tissues, biological processes, organs (skeletal elements such as bones and cartilages, and subdivisions of the skeletal system. The VSAO is designed to integrate with other ontologies, including the Common Anatomy Reference Ontology (CARO, Gene Ontology (GO, Uberon, and Cell Ontology (CL, and it is freely available to the community to be updated with additional terms required for research. Its structure accommodates anatomical variation among vertebrate species in development, structure, and composition. Annotation of diverse vertebrate phenotypes with this ontology will enable novel inquiries across the full spectrum of phenotypic diversity.

  13. A unified anatomy ontology of the vertebrate skeletal system.

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    Dahdul, Wasila M; Balhoff, James P; Blackburn, David C; Diehl, Alexander D; Haendel, Melissa A; Hall, Brian K; Lapp, Hilmar; Lundberg, John G; Mungall, Christopher J; Ringwald, Martin; Segerdell, Erik; Van Slyke, Ceri E; Vickaryous, Matthew K; Westerfield, Monte; Mabee, Paula M

    2012-01-01

    The skeleton is of fundamental importance in research in comparative vertebrate morphology, paleontology, biomechanics, developmental biology, and systematics. Motivated by research questions that require computational access to and comparative reasoning across the diverse skeletal phenotypes of vertebrates, we developed a module of anatomical concepts for the skeletal system, the Vertebrate Skeletal Anatomy Ontology (VSAO), to accommodate and unify the existing skeletal terminologies for the species-specific (mouse, the frog Xenopus, zebrafish) and multispecies (teleost, amphibian) vertebrate anatomy ontologies. Previous differences between these terminologies prevented even simple queries across databases pertaining to vertebrate morphology. This module of upper-level and specific skeletal terms currently includes 223 defined terms and 179 synonyms that integrate skeletal cells, tissues, biological processes, organs (skeletal elements such as bones and cartilages), and subdivisions of the skeletal system. The VSAO is designed to integrate with other ontologies, including the Common Anatomy Reference Ontology (CARO), Gene Ontology (GO), Uberon, and Cell Ontology (CL), and it is freely available to the community to be updated with additional terms required for research. Its structure accommodates anatomical variation among vertebrate species in development, structure, and composition. Annotation of diverse vertebrate phenotypes with this ontology will enable novel inquiries across the full spectrum of phenotypic diversity.

  14. A revised metric for quantifying body shape in vertebrates.

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    Collar, David C; Reynaga, Crystal M; Ward, Andrea B; Mehta, Rita S

    2013-08-01

    Vertebrates exhibit tremendous diversity in body shape, though quantifying this variation has been challenging. In the past, researchers have used simplified metrics that either describe overall shape but reveal little about its anatomical basis or that characterize only a subset of the morphological features that contribute to shape variation. Here, we present a revised metric of body shape, the vertebrate shape index (VSI), which combines the four primary morphological components that lead to shape diversity in vertebrates: head shape, length of the second major body axis (depth or width), and shape of the precaudal and caudal regions of the vertebral column. We illustrate the usefulness of VSI on a data set of 194 species, primarily representing five major vertebrate clades: Actinopterygii, Lissamphibia, Squamata, Aves, and Mammalia. We quantify VSI diversity within each of these clades and, in the course of doing so, show how measurements of the morphological components of VSI can be obtained from radiographs, articulated skeletons, and cleared and stained specimens. We also demonstrate that head shape, secondary body axis, and vertebral characteristics are important independent contributors to body shape diversity, though their importance varies across vertebrate groups. Finally, we present a functional application of VSI to test a hypothesized relationship between body shape and the degree of axial bending associated with locomotor modes in ray-finned fishes. Altogether, our study highlights the promise VSI holds for identifying the morphological variation underlying body shape diversity as well as the selective factors driving shape evolution.

  15. Evolution of adaptive immune recognition in jawless vertebrates.

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    Saha, Nil Ratan; Smith, Jeramiah; Amemiya, Chris T

    2010-02-01

    All extant vertebrates possess an adaptive immune system wherein diverse immune receptors are created and deployed in specialized blood cell lineages. Recent advances in DNA sequencing and developmental resources for basal vertebrates have facilitated numerous comparative analyses that have shed new light on the molecular and cellular bases of immune defense and the mechanisms of immune receptor diversification in the "jawless" vertebrates. With data from these key species in hand, it is becoming possible to infer some general aspects of the early evolution of vertebrate adaptive immunity. All jawed vertebrates assemble their antigen-receptor genes through combinatorial recombination of different "diversity" segments into immunoglobulin or T-cell receptor genes. However, the jawless vertebrates employ an analogous, but independently derived set of immune receptors in order to recognize and bind antigens: the variable lymphocyte receptors (VLRs). The means by which this locus generates receptor diversity and achieves antigen specificity is of considerable interest because these mechanisms represent a completely independent strategy for building a large immune repertoire. Therefore, studies of the VLR system are providing insight into the fundamental principles and evolutionary potential of adaptive immune recognition systems. Here we review and synthesize the wealth of data that have been generated towards understanding the evolution of the adaptive immune system in the jawless vertebrates.

  16. A Unified Anatomy Ontology of the Vertebrate Skeletal System

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    Dahdul, Wasila M.; Balhoff, James P.; Blackburn, David C.; Diehl, Alexander D.; Haendel, Melissa A.; Hall, Brian K.; Lapp, Hilmar; Lundberg, John G.; Mungall, Christopher J.; Ringwald, Martin; Segerdell, Erik; Van Slyke, Ceri E.; Vickaryous, Matthew K.; Westerfield, Monte; Mabee, Paula M.

    2012-01-01

    The skeleton is of fundamental importance in research in comparative vertebrate morphology, paleontology, biomechanics, developmental biology, and systematics. Motivated by research questions that require computational access to and comparative reasoning across the diverse skeletal phenotypes of vertebrates, we developed a module of anatomical concepts for the skeletal system, the Vertebrate Skeletal Anatomy Ontology (VSAO), to accommodate and unify the existing skeletal terminologies for the species-specific (mouse, the frog Xenopus, zebrafish) and multispecies (teleost, amphibian) vertebrate anatomy ontologies. Previous differences between these terminologies prevented even simple queries across databases pertaining to vertebrate morphology. This module of upper-level and specific skeletal terms currently includes 223 defined terms and 179 synonyms that integrate skeletal cells, tissues, biological processes, organs (skeletal elements such as bones and cartilages), and subdivisions of the skeletal system. The VSAO is designed to integrate with other ontologies, including the Common Anatomy Reference Ontology (CARO), Gene Ontology (GO), Uberon, and Cell Ontology (CL), and it is freely available to the community to be updated with additional terms required for research. Its structure accommodates anatomical variation among vertebrate species in development, structure, and composition. Annotation of diverse vertebrate phenotypes with this ontology will enable novel inquiries across the full spectrum of phenotypic diversity. PMID:23251424

  17. Fatal Vertebral Artery Injury in Penetrating Cervical Spine Trauma

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    Chadi Tannoury

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Study Design. This case illustrates complications to a vertebral artery injury (VAI resulting from penetrating cervical spine trauma. Objectives. To discuss the management of both VAI and cervical spine trauma after penetrating gunshot wound to the neck. Summary of Background Data. Vertebral artery injury following cervical spine trauma is infrequent, and a unilateral VAI often occurs without neurologic sequela. Nevertheless, devastating complications of stroke and death do occur. Methods. A gunshot wound to the neck resulted in a C6 vertebral body fracture and C5–C7 transverse foramina fractures. Neck CT angiogram identified a left vertebral artery occlusion. A cerebral angiography confirmed occlusion of the left extracranial vertebral artery and patency of the remaining cerebrovascular system. Following anterior cervical corpectomy and stabilization, brainstem infarction occurred and resulted in death. Results. A fatal outcome resulted from vertebral artery thrombus propagation with occlusion of the basilar artery triggering basilar ischemia and subsequent brainstem and cerebellar infarction. Conclusions. Vertebral artery injury secondary to cervical spine trauma can lead to potentially devastating neurologic sequela. Early surgical stabilization, along with anticoagulation therapy, contributes towards managing the combination of injuries. Unfortunately, despite efforts, a poor outcome is sometimes inevitable when cervical spine trauma is coupled with a VAI.

  18. Posterior-only multilevel modified vertebral column resection for extremely severe Pott's kyphotic deformity

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    Wang, Yan; Zhang, YongGang; Zhang, XueSong; Wang, Zheng; Mao, KeYa; Chen, Cao; Zheng, GuoQuan; Li, Gang; Wood, Kirkham B

    2009-01-01

    Extremely severe Pott's kyphotic deformity cannot be completely corrected by conventional techniques, including vertebral body resection, Smith-Peterson, pedicle subtraction osteotomy or even vertebral column resection (VCR...

  19. Evolutionary growth process of highly conserved sequences in vertebrate genomes.

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    Ishibashi, Minaka; Noda, Akiko Ogura; Sakate, Ryuichi; Imanishi, Tadashi

    2012-08-01

    Genome sequence comparison between evolutionarily distant species revealed ultraconserved elements (UCEs) among mammals under strong purifying selection. Most of them were also conserved among vertebrates. Because they tend to be located in the flanking regions of developmental genes, they would have fundamental roles in creating vertebrate body plans. However, the evolutionary origin and selection mechanism of these UCEs remain unclear. Here we report that UCEs arose in primitive vertebrates, and gradually grew in vertebrate evolution. We searched for UCEs in two teleost fishes, Tetraodon nigroviridis and Oryzias latipes, and found 554 UCEs with 100% identity over 100 bps. Comparison of teleost and mammalian UCEs revealed 43 pairs of common, jawed-vertebrate UCEs (jUCE) with high sequence identities, ranging from 83.1% to 99.2%. Ten of them retain lower similarities to the Petromyzon marinus genome, and the substitution rates of four non-exonic jUCEs were reduced after the teleost-mammal divergence, suggesting that robust conservation had been acquired in the jawed vertebrate lineage. Our results indicate that prototypical UCEs originated before the divergence of jawed and jawless vertebrates and have been frozen as perfect conserved sequences in the jawed vertebrate lineage. In addition, our comparative sequence analyses of UCEs and neighboring regions resulted in a discovery of lineage-specific conserved sequences. They were added progressively to prototypical UCEs, suggesting step-wise acquisition of novel regulatory roles. Our results indicate that conserved non-coding elements (CNEs) consist of blocks with distinct evolutionary history, each having been frozen since different evolutionary era along the vertebrate lineage. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Observer agreement in pediatric semiquantitative vertebral fracture diagnosis

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    Siminoski, Kerry [University of Alberta, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging and Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Edmonton (Canada); Lentle, Brian [University of British Columbia, Department of Radiology, Vancouver (Canada); BC Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Vancouver (Canada); Matzinger, Mary Ann; Shenouda, Nazih [University of Ottawa, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Ottawa (Canada); Children' s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Department of Medical Imaging, Ottawa (Canada); Ward, Leanne M. [University of Ottawa, Department of Pediatrics, Children' s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa (Canada); Children' s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Research Institute, Ottawa (Canada); Collaboration: The Canadian STOPP Consortium

    2014-04-15

    The Genant semiquantitative (GSQ) method has been a standard procedure for diagnosis of vertebral fractures in adults but has only recently been shown to be of clinical utility in children. Observer agreement using the GSQ method in this age group has not been described. To evaluate observer agreement on vertebral readability and vertebral fracture diagnosis using the GSQ method in pediatric vertebral morphometry. Spine radiographs of 186 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia were evaluated independently by three radiologists using the same GSQ methodology as in adults. A subset of 100 radiographs was evaluated on two occasions. An average of 4.7% of vertebrae were unreadable for the three radiologists. Intraobserver Cohen's kappa (κ) on readability ranged from 0.434 to 0.648 at the vertebral level and from 0.416 to 0.611 at the patient level, while interobserver κ for readability had a range of 0.330 to 0.504 at the vertebral level and 0.295 to 0.467 at the patient level. Intraobserver κ for the presence of vertebral fracture had a range of 0.529 to 0.726 at the vertebral level and was 0.528 to 0.767 at the patient level. Interobserver κ for fracture at the vertebral level ranged from 0.455 to 0.548 and from 0.433 to 0.486 at the patient level. Most κ values for both intra- and interobserver agreement in applying the GSQ method to pediatric spine radiographs were in the moderate to substantial range, comparable to the performance of the technique in adult studies. The GSQ method should be considered for use in pediatric research and clinical practice. (orig.)

  1. Gut Melatonin in Vertebrates: Chronobiology and Physiology.

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    Mukherjee, Sourav; Maitra, Saumen Kumar

    2015-01-01

    Melatonin, following discovery in the bovine pineal gland, has been detected in several extra-pineal sources including gastrointestinal tract or gut. Arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (AANAT) is the key regulator of its biosynthesis. Melatonin in pineal is rhythmically produced with a nocturnal peak in synchronization with environmental light-dark cycle. A recent study on carp reported first that melatonin levels and intensity of a ~23 kDa AANAT protein in each gut segment also exhibit significant daily variations but, unlike pineal, show a peak at midday in all seasons. Extensive experimental studies ruled out direct role of light-dark conditions in determining temporal pattern of gut melatoninergic system in carp, and opened up possible role of environmental non-photic cue(s) as its synchronizer. Based on mammalian findings, physiological significance of gut-derived melatonin also appears unique because its actions at local levels sharing paracrine and/or autocrine functions have been emphasized. The purpose of this mini review is to summarize the existing data on the chronobiology and physiology of gut melatonin and to emphasize their relation with the same hormone derived in the pineal in vertebrates including fish.

  2. Vascular development in the vertebrate pancreas.

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    Azizoglu, D Berfin; Chong, Diana C; Villasenor, Alethia; Magenheim, Judith; Barry, David M; Lee, Simon; Marty-Santos, Leilani; Fu, Stephen; Dor, Yuval; Cleaver, Ondine

    2016-12-01

    The vertebrate pancreas is comprised of a highly branched tubular epithelium, which is intimately associated with an extensive and specialized vasculature. While we know a great deal about basic vascular anatomy of the adult pancreas, as well as islet capillaries, surprisingly little is known about the ontogeny of its blood vessels. Here, we analyze development of the pancreatic vasculature in the mouse embryo. We show that pancreatic epithelial branches intercalate with the fine capillary plexus of the surrounding pancreatic mesenchyme. Endothelial cells (ECs) within this mesenchyme are heterogeneous from the onset of organogenesis. Pancreatic arteries take shape before veins, in a manner analogous to early embryonic vessels. The main central artery forms during mid-gestation, as a result of vessel coalescence and remodeling of a vascular plexus. In addition, we show that vessels in the forming pancreas display a predictable architecture that is dependent on VEGF signaling. Over-expression of VEGF disrupts vascular patterning and arteriovenous differentiation within the developing pancreas. This study constitutes a first-time in-depth cellular and molecular characterization of pancreatic blood vessels, as they coordinately grow along with the pancreatic epithelium. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Comparative analyses of bidirectional promoters in vertebrates

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    Taylor James

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Orthologous genes with deep phylogenetic histories are likely to retain similar regulatory features. In this report we utilize orthology assignments for pairs of genes co-regulated by bidirectional promoters to map the ancestral history of the promoter regions. Results Our mapping of bidirectional promoters from humans to fish shows that many such promoters emerged after the divergence of chickens and fish. Furthermore, annotations of promoters in deep phylogenies enable detection of missing data or assembly problems present in higher vertebrates. The functional importance of bidirectional promoters is indicated by selective pressure to maintain the arrangement of genes regulated by the promoter over long evolutionary time spans. Characteristics unique to bidirectional promoters are further elucidated using a technique for unsupervised classification, known as ESPERR. Conclusion Results of these analyses will aid in our understanding of the evolution of bidirectional promoters, including whether the regulation of two genes evolved as a consequence of their proximity or if function dictated their co-regulation.

  4. Animal Models of Parkinson's Disease: Vertebrate Genetics

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    Lee, Yunjong; Dawson, Valina L.; Dawson, Ted M.

    2012-01-01

    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a complex genetic disorder that is associated with environmental risk factors and aging. Vertebrate genetic models, especially mice, have aided the study of autosomal-dominant and autosomal-recessive PD. Mice are capable of showing a broad range of phenotypes and, coupled with their conserved genetic and anatomical structures, provide unparalleled molecular and pathological tools to model human disease. These models used in combination with aging and PD-associated toxins have expanded our understanding of PD pathogenesis. Attempts to refine PD animal models using conditional approaches have yielded in vivo nigrostriatal degeneration that is instructive in ordering pathogenic signaling and in developing therapeutic strategies to cure or halt the disease. Here, we provide an overview of the generation and characterization of transgenic and knockout mice used to study PD followed by a review of the molecular insights that have been gleaned from current PD mouse models. Finally, potential approaches to refine and improve current models are discussed. PMID:22960626

  5. Mapping and Quantifying Terrestrial Vertebrate Biodiversity at ...

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    The ability to assess, report, map, and forecast functions of ecosystems is critical to our capacity to make informed decisions to maintain the sustainable nature of our environment. Because of the variability among living organisms and levels of organization (e.g. genetic, species, ecosystem), biodiversity has always been difficult to measure precisely, especially within a systematic manner and over multiple scales. In answer to this challenge, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has created a partnership with other Federal agencies, academic institutions, and Non-Governmental Organizations to develop the EnviroAtlas (https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas), an online national Decision Support Tool that allows users to view and analyze the geographical description of the supply and demand for ecosystem services, as well as the drivers of change. As part of the EnviroAtlas, an approach has been developed that uses deductive habitat models for all terrestrial vertebrates of the conterminous United States and clusters them into biodiversity metrics that relate to ecosystem service-relevant categories. Metrics, such as species and taxon richness, have been developed and integrated with other measures of biodiversity. Collectively, these metrics provide a consistent scalable process from which to make geographic comparisons, provide thematic assessments, and to monitor status and trends in biodiversity. The national biodiversity component operates across approximatel

  6. Delayed coupling theory of vertebrate segmentation.

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    Morelli, Luis G; Ares, Saúl; Herrgen, Leah; Schröter, Christian; Jülicher, Frank; Oates, Andrew C

    2009-01-01

    Rhythmic and sequential subdivision of the elongating vertebrate embryonic body axis into morphological somites is controlled by an oscillating multicellular genetic network termed the segmentation clock. This clock operates in the presomitic mesoderm (PSM), generating dynamic stripe patterns of oscillatory gene-expression across the field of PSM cells. How these spatial patterns, the clock's collective period, and the underlying cellular-level interactions are related is not understood. A theory encompassing temporal and spatial domains of local and collective aspects of the system is essential to tackle these questions. Our delayed coupling theory achieves this by representing the PSM as an array of phase oscillators, combining four key elements: a frequency profile of oscillators slowing across the PSM; coupling between neighboring oscillators; delay in coupling; and a moving boundary describing embryonic axis elongation. This theory predicts that the segmentation clock's collective period depends on delayed coupling. We derive an expression for pattern wavelength across the PSM and show how this can be used to fit dynamic wildtype gene-expression patterns, revealing the quantitative values of parameters controlling spatial and temporal organization of the oscillators in the system. Our theory can be used to analyze experimental perturbations, thereby identifying roles of genes involved in segmentation.

  7. Mapping and Quantifying Terrestrial Vertebrate Biodiversity at ...

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    The ability to assess, report, map, and forecast functions of ecosystems is critical to our capacity to make informed decisions to maintain the sustainable nature of our environment. Because of the variability among living organisms and levels of organization (e.g. genetic, species, ecosystem), biodiversity has always been difficult to measure precisely, especially within a systematic manner and over multiple scales. In answer to this challenge, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has created a partnership with other Federal agencies, academic institutions, and Non-Governmental Organizations to develop the EnviroAtlas (https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas), an online national Decision Support Tool that allows users to view and analyze the geographical description of the supply and demand for ecosystem services, as well as the drivers of change. As part of the EnviroAtlas, an approach has been developed that uses deductive habitat models for all terrestrial vertebrates of the conterminous United States and clusters them into biodiversity metrics that relate to ecosystem service-relevant categories. Metrics, such as species and taxon richness, have been developed and integrated with other measures of biodiversity. Collectively, these metrics provide a consistent scalable process from which to make geographic comparisons, provide thematic assessments, and to monitor status and trends in biodiversity. The national biodiversity component operates across approximatel

  8. Microtubules, polarity and vertebrate neural tube morphogenesis.

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    Cearns, Michael D; Escuin, Sarah; Alexandre, Paula; Greene, Nicholas D E; Copp, Andrew J

    2016-07-01

    Microtubules (MTs) are key cellular components, long known to participate in morphogenetic events that shape the developing embryo. However, the links between the cellular functions of MTs, their effects on cell shape and polarity, and their role in large-scale morphogenesis remain poorly understood. Here, these relationships were examined with respect to two strategies for generating the vertebrate neural tube: bending and closure of the mammalian neural plate; and cavitation of the teleost neural rod. The latter process has been compared with 'secondary' neurulation that generates the caudal spinal cord in mammals. MTs align along the apico-basal axis of the mammalian neuroepithelium early in neural tube closure, participating functionally in interkinetic nuclear migration, which indirectly impacts on cell shape. Whether MTs play other functional roles in mammalian neurulation remains unclear. In the zebrafish, MTs are important for defining the neural rod midline prior to its cavitation, both by localizing apical proteins at the tissue midline and by orienting cell division through a mirror-symmetric MT apparatus that helps to further define the medial localization of apical polarity proteins. Par proteins have been implicated in centrosome positioning in neuroepithelia as well as in the control of polarized morphogenetic movements in the neural rod. Understanding of MT functions during early nervous system development has so far been limited, partly by techniques that fail to distinguish 'cause' from 'effect'. Future developments will likely rely on novel ways to selectively impair MT function in order to investigate the roles they play.

  9. Facultative parthenogenesis discovered in wild vertebrates

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    Booth, Warren; Smith, Charles F.; Eskridge, Pamela H.; Hoss, Shannon K.; Mendelson, Joseph R.; Schuett, Gordon W.

    2012-01-01

    Facultative parthenogenesis (FP)—asexual reproduction by bisexual species—has been documented in a variety of multi-cellular organisms but only recently in snakes, varanid lizards, birds and sharks. Unlike the approximately 80 taxa of unisexual reptiles, amphibians and fishes that exist in nature, FP has yet to be documented in the wild. Based on captive documentation, it appears that FP is widespread in squamate reptiles (snakes, lizards and amphisbaenians), and its occurrence in nature seems inevitable, yet the task of detecting FP in wild individuals has been deemed formidable. Here we show, using microsatellite DNA genotyping and litter characteristics, the first cases of FP in wild-collected pregnant females and their offspring of two closely related species of North American pitviper snakes—the copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) and cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus). Our findings support the view that non-hybrid origins of parthenogenesis, such as FP, are more common in squamates than previously thought. With this confirmation, FP can no longer be viewed as a rare curiosity outside the mainstream of vertebrate evolution. Future research on FP in squamate reptiles related to proximate control of induction, reproductive competence of parthenogens and population genetics modelling is warranted. PMID:22977071

  10. Semaphorin signaling in vertebrate neural circuit assembly

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    Yutaka eYoshida

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Neural circuit formation requires the coordination of many complex developmental processes. First, neurons project axons over long distances to find their final targets and then establish appropriate connectivity essential for the formation of neuronal circuitry. Growth cones, the leading edges of axons, navigate by interacting with a variety of attractive and repulsive axon guidance cues along their trajectories and at final target regions. In addition to guidance of axons, neuronal polarization, neuronal migration and dendrite development must be precisely regulated during development to establish proper neural circuitry. Semaphorins consist of a large protein family, which includes secreted and cell surface proteins, and they play important roles in many steps of neural circuit formation. The major semaphorin receptors are plexins and neuropilins, however other receptors and co-receptors also mediate signaling by semaphorins. Upon semaphorin binding to their receptors, downstream signaling molecules transduce this event within cells to mediate further events, including alteration of microtubule and actin cytoskeletal dynamics. Here, I review recent studies on semaphorin signaling in vertebrate neural circuit assembly, with the goal of highlighting how this diverse family of cues and receptors imparts exquisite specificity to neural complex connectivity.

  11. Ephaptic communication in the vertebrate retina

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    Rozan eVroman

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In the vertebrate retina, cones project to the horizontal cells (HCs and bipolar cells (BCs. The communication between cones and horizontal cells uses both chemical and ephaptic mechanisms. Photoreceptors release glutamate in a Ca2+-dependent manner, while HCs feed back to cones via an ephaptic mechanism. Hyperpolarization of HCs leads to an increased current through connexin hemichannels located on the tips of HC dendrites invaginating the cone synaptic terminals. This current makes the extracellular synaptic space slightly negative. The result is that the Ca2+-channels in the cone pre-synaptic membrane experience a slightly depolarized membrane potential and therefore more glutamate is released. This ephaptic mechanism forms a very fast and noise free negative feedback pathway. These characteristics are crucial, since the retina has to perform well in demanding conditions such as low light levels and detecting fast events. In this mini-review we will discuss the critical components of such an ephaptic mechanism. Furthermore, we will address the question whether such communication appears in other systems as well and indicate some fundamental features to look for when attempting to identify an ephaptic mechanism.

  12. Evolution and development of the vertebrate ear

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    Fritzsch, B.; Beisel, K. W.

    2001-01-01

    This review outlines major aspects of development and evolution of the ear, specifically addressing issues of cell fate commitment and the emerging molecular governance of these decisions. Available data support the notion of homology of subsets of mechanosensors across phyla (proprioreceptive mechanosensory neurons in insects, hair cells in vertebrates). It is argued that this conservation is primarily related to the specific transducing environment needed to achieve mechanosensation. Achieving this requires highly conserved transcription factors that regulate the expression of the relevant structural genes for mechanosensory transduction. While conserved at the level of some cell fate assignment genes (atonal and its mammalian homologue), the ear has also radically reorganized its development by implementing genes used for cell fate assignment in other parts of the developing nervous systems (e.g., neurogenin 1) and by evolving novel sets of genes specifically associated with the novel formation of sensory neurons that contact hair cells (neurotrophins and their receptors). Numerous genes have been identified that regulate morphogenesis, but there is only one common feature that emerges at the moment: the ear appears to have co-opted genes from a large variety of other parts of the developing body (forebrain, limbs, kidneys) and establishes, in combination with existing transcription factors, an environment in which those genes govern novel, ear-related morphogenetic aspects. The ear thus represents a unique mix of highly conserved developmental elements combined with co-opted and newly evolved developmental elements.

  13. Gut Melatonin in Vertebrates: Chronobiology and Physiology

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    Dr. Saumen Kumar Maitra

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Melatonin, following discovery in the bovine pineal gland, has been detected in several extra-pineal sources including gastrointestinal tract or gut. Arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (AANAT is the key regulator of its biosynthesis. Melatonin in pineal is rhythmically produced with a nocturnal peak in synchronization with environmental light-dark cycle. A recent study on carp reported first that melatonin levels and intensity of a ~23kDa AANAT protein in each gut segment also exhibit significant daily variations but, unlike pineal, show a peak at midday in all seasons. Extensive experimental studies ruled out direct role of light-dark conditions in determining temporal pattern of gut melatoninergic system in carp, and opened up possible role of environmental non-photic cue(s as its synchronizer. Based on mammalian findings, physiological significance of gut derived melatonin also appears unique because its actions at local levels sharing paracrine and/or autocrine functions have been emphasized. The purpose of this mini-review is to summarize existing data on the chronobiology and physiology of gut melatonin and to emphasize their relation with the same hormone derived in the pineal in vertebrates including fish.

  14. Cilia in vertebrate left-right patterning.

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    Dasgupta, Agnik; Amack, Jeffrey D

    2016-12-19

    Understanding how left-right (LR) asymmetry is generated in vertebrate embryos is an important problem in developmental biology. In humans, a failure to align the left and right sides of cardiovascular and/or gastrointestinal systems often results in birth defects. Evidence from patients and animal models has implicated cilia in the process of left-right patterning. Here, we review the proposed functions for cilia in establishing LR asymmetry, which include creating transient leftward fluid flows in an embryonic 'left-right organizer'. These flows direct asymmetric activation of a conserved Nodal (TGFβ) signalling pathway that guides asymmetric morphogenesis of developing organs. We discuss the leading hypotheses for how cilia-generated asymmetric fluid flows are translated into asymmetric molecular signals. We also discuss emerging mechanisms that control the subcellular positioning of cilia and the cellular architecture of the left-right organizer, both of which are critical for effective cilia function during left-right patterning. Finally, using mosaic cell-labelling and time-lapse imaging in the zebrafish embryo, we provide new evidence that precursor cells maintain their relative positions as they give rise to the ciliated left-right organizer. This suggests the possibility that these cells acquire left-right positional information prior to the appearance of cilia.This article is part of the themed issue 'Provocative questions in left-right asymmetry'. © 2016 The Author(s).

  15. Evolution of the Vertebrate Resistin Gene Family.

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    Hu, Qingda; Tan, Huanran; Irwin, David M

    2015-01-01

    Resistin (encoded by Retn) was previously identified in rodents as a hormone associated with diabetes; however human resistin is instead linked to inflammation. Resistin is a member of a small gene family that includes the resistin-like peptides (encoded by Retnl genes) in mammals. Genomic searches of available genome sequences of diverse vertebrates and phylogenetic analyses were conducted to determine the size and origin of the resistin-like gene family. Genes encoding peptides similar to resistin were found in Mammalia, Sauria, Amphibia, and Actinistia (coelacanth, a lobe-finned fish), but not in Aves or fish from Actinopterygii, Chondrichthyes, or Agnatha. Retnl originated by duplication and transposition from Retn on the early mammalian lineage after divergence of the platypus, but before the placental and marsupial mammal divergence. The resistin-like gene family illustrates an instance where the locus of origin of duplicated genes can be identified, with Retn continuing to reside at this location. Mammalian species typically have a single copy Retn gene, but are much more variable in their numbers of Retnl genes, ranging from 0 to 9. Since Retn is located at the locus of origin, thus likely retained the ancestral expression pattern, largely maintained its copy number, and did not display accelerated evolution, we suggest that it is more likely to have maintained an ancestral function, while Retnl, which transposed to a new location, displays accelerated evolution, and shows greater variability in gene number, including gene loss, likely evolved new, but potentially lineage-specific, functions.

  16. Evolution of the Vertebrate Resistin Gene Family.

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    Qingda Hu

    Full Text Available Resistin (encoded by Retn was previously identified in rodents as a hormone associated with diabetes; however human resistin is instead linked to inflammation. Resistin is a member of a small gene family that includes the resistin-like peptides (encoded by Retnl genes in mammals. Genomic searches of available genome sequences of diverse vertebrates and phylogenetic analyses were conducted to determine the size and origin of the resistin-like gene family. Genes encoding peptides similar to resistin were found in Mammalia, Sauria, Amphibia, and Actinistia (coelacanth, a lobe-finned fish, but not in Aves or fish from Actinopterygii, Chondrichthyes, or Agnatha. Retnl originated by duplication and transposition from Retn on the early mammalian lineage after divergence of the platypus, but before the placental and marsupial mammal divergence. The resistin-like gene family illustrates an instance where the locus of origin of duplicated genes can be identified, with Retn continuing to reside at this location. Mammalian species typically have a single copy Retn gene, but are much more variable in their numbers of Retnl genes, ranging from 0 to 9. Since Retn is located at the locus of origin, thus likely retained the ancestral expression pattern, largely maintained its copy number, and did not display accelerated evolution, we suggest that it is more likely to have maintained an ancestral function, while Retnl, which transposed to a new location, displays accelerated evolution, and shows greater variability in gene number, including gene loss, likely evolved new, but potentially lineage-specific, functions.

  17. Evolution of vertebrates as viewed from the crest.

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    Green, Stephen A; Simoes-Costa, Marcos; Bronner, Marianne E

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    The origin of vertebrates was accompanied by the advent of a novel cell type: the neural crest. Emerging from the central nervous system, these cells migrate to diverse locations and differentiate into numerous derivatives. By coupling morphological and gene regulatory information from vertebrates and other chordates, we describe how addition of the neural-crest-specification program may have enabled cells at the neural plate border to acquire multipotency and migratory ability. Analysis of the topology of the neural crest gene regulatory network can serve as a useful template for understanding vertebrate evolution, including elaboration of neural crest derivatives.

  18. Climate change and the ecology and evolution of Arctic vertebrates

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    Gilg, Olivier; Kovacs, Kit M.; Aars, J.

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    Climate change is taking place more rapidly and severely in the Arctic than anywhere on the globe, exposing Arctic vertebrates to a host of impacts. Changes in the cryosphere dominate the physical changes that already affect these animals, but increasing air temperatures, changes in precipitation......, and ocean acidification will also affect Arctic ecosystems in the future. Adaptation via natural selection is problematic in such a rapidly changing environment. Adjustment via phenotypic plasticity is therefore likely to dominate Arctic vertebrate responses in the short term, and many such adjustments have...... immigration from the South, many Arctic vertebrates are expected to become increasingly threatened during this century....

  19. Advances in Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in China

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    ZHOU Zhonghe; WANG Yuanqing

    2010-01-01

    @@ Vertebrate paleontology and paleoanthropology in China have a long glorious history dating back to the 1920s,and significant progress has been made in the last twenty years thanks to the discoveries of hundreds of important vertebrate fossils from the deposits ranging in age from the Early Cambrian to the Quaternary.These discoveries have led to nearly 100 papers appearing in prestigious journals of Nature,Science and PARAS by Chinese vertebrate paleontologists and paleoanthropologists,outnumbering those published by Chinese scientists from any other discipline in the same period.

  20. Considerations on evolution and healing of vertebral fractures.

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    Klumpp, Raymond; Trevisan, Carlo; Nava, Veronica; Riccardi, Domenico; Recalcati, Wilmer

    2013-10-01

    Only little is known when talking about the evolution of a vertebral fracture. From the few studies available in the literature, we can deduce that the risk a vertebral compression fracture has to worsen its deformity is consistent. It is important to try to make a prognosis on how the fracture is going to heal based on the type of fracture encountered. A chapter of its own is the occurrence of a vertebral fracture non-union that is difficult to diagnose and treat, but comes along with a poor prognosis.

  1. BAURU GROUP (LATE CRETACEOUS VERTEBRATES FROM TRIÂNGULO MINEIRO

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    Carlos Roberto dos Anjos Candeiro

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The Triângulo Mineiro (Minas Gerais State and western São Paulo State have a rich and diversefauna of Late Cretaceous vertebrates from Adamantina, Uberaba and Marília formations (BauruGroup. This paper attempts to list the vertebrate fauna known from each formation within theTriângulo Mineiro region and western São Paulo using the most recent and accepted definition foreach formation or higher taxonomical group. The faunal list produced now gives us a clearerunderstanding of the stratigraphical distribution of the Bauru Group vertebrates.

  2. Lumbo-costo-vertebral syndrome with posterior spinal dysraphism

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    Sujit Kumar G

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Lumbo-costo-vertebral syndrome, which includes abnormalities of the vertebral bodies, ribs and trunk musculature, is very rare and only few cases have been reported. We report a case of 18-month-old female child with absent ribs, hemivertebrae, superior lumbar hernia (features of lumbo-costo-vertebral syndrome and posterior spinal dysraphism, which to our knowledge is the first case in the English literature with such a combination of defects. Embryology and management of the case is discussed.

  3. Evolution of vertebrates: a view from the crest

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    Bronner, Marianne E.

    2016-01-01

    The origin of vertebrates was accompanied by the advent of a novel cell type: the neural crest. Emerging from the central nervous system, these cells migrate to diverse locations and differentiate into numerous derivatives. By coupling morphological and gene regulatory information from vertebrates and other chordates, we describe how addition of the neural crest specification program may have enabled cells at the neural plate border to acquire multipotency and migratory ability. Analyzing the topology of the neural crest gene regulatory network can serve as a useful template for understanding vertebrate evolution, including elaboration of neural crest derivatives. PMID:25903629

  4. Endovascular coil oclusion of spontaneous ruptured vertebral artery dissecting aneurysm

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    Chiriac A.

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Spontaneous dissecting aneurysm of vertebral artery is known as a rare pathological condition causing a subarachnoid hemorrhage in the posterior circulation. The treatment of ruptured vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms is still an important subject of debates in the literature. We present a particular case of ruptured vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms that was treated by only endovascular Guglielmi detachable coils occlusion. A brief review of technical possibilities of treatment of these types of vascular lesions, with their advantages and disadvantages are discussed.

  5. VERTEBRAL DEFORMITY IN CHILDREN AND DISPENSARY CARE ORGANIZATION

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    I. T. Batrshin

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to analyze the prevalence of spine deformation pathology and the state of vertebral children care screening of 18 500 schoolchildren was conducted by computer optical topography. In 79.5% of them the posture disturbances and in 14.5% - spinal deformity were detected. The multivariate analysis of vertebral deformity was performed. It is established that vertebral deformity till 10° on Coob has usually monoplane form, and more than 10° - only multiplane form. Dispensary health groups were formed, screening program for children with subsequent monitoring was proposed.

  6. Breves consideraciones sobre la asistencia médica forzosa a los internos en los centros penitenciarios Some brief commentaries about enforced medical care for prison inmates

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    J.E. Arribas López

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available En una sentencia de octubre de 2005 la Audiencia Nacional, declara la responsabilidad patrimonial del Ministerio del Interior (Dirección General de Instituciones Penitenciarias, por apreciar una concurrencia de culpas entre un interno fallecido en prisión y la Administración, ya que, aunque observa que fue correcta la actuación de los servicios médicos penitenciarios en el reconocimiento, diagnóstico y seguimiento de las enfermedades que padecía, antes y durante su internamiento, sin embargo tuvieron que adoptar, ante las reiteradas negativas de aquél a someterse a la medicación prescrita, las medidas reglamentarias oportunas con la correspondiente autorización de la dirección del centro penitenciario, a fin de que se cumpliera el tratamiento indicado. Sentada la indiscutible responsabilidad de la Administración de actuar, velando por la vida, integridad y salud de los internos cuando se observa un riesgo directo e inmediato utilizando la fuerza si es preciso, cuando se trata de procesos patológicos de curso prolongado, que puede llevar a una limitación de los derechos del interno más allá de lo necesario y someterlo a la aplicación habitual de unas medidas de fuerza que están concebidas y reguladas sólo para situaciones excepcionales.A decision by the National Court in October 2005 declared that the Ministry of the Interior (General Directorate of Prisons held pecuniary liability as a result of a concurrence of guilt between a deceased prison inmate and the prison Administration. It was observed that the prison health care staff had acted correctly when checking, diagnosing and monitoring the illness of the patient before and during admission. However, when faced with repeated refusals by the inmate to accept the prescribed treatment, they had to take suitable regulatory measures to comply with the terms of the indicated treatment with authorisation from the prison director. The Administration has a clearly established and

  7. Prospective, noncomparative, nonrandomized case study of short-term outcomes of 360° suture trabeculotomy ab interno in patients with open-angle glaucoma

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    Full Text Available Tomoki Sato,1 Akira Hirata,2 Takanori Mizoguchi31Sato Eye Clinic, Arao City, Kumamoto, 2Hayashi Eye Hospital, Fukuoka, 3Mizoguchi Eye Clinic, Nagasaki, JapanBackground: In this paper, we describe 360° suture trabeculotomy (360°LOT ab interno and the short-term course in patients who underwent this procedure.Methods: We prospectively studied 12 patients (12 eyes with open-angle glaucoma who underwent 360°LOT ab interno at the Sato Eye Clinic between February and July 2014. The surgical procedure involved making a 1.7 mm temporal corneal incision, exposing an approximately 15° opening in the inner wall of Schlemm’s canal (nasal side using a Trabectome with a gonioscope, and inserting a 5-0 nylon suture rounded at the tip into Schlemm’s canal opened via the anterior chamber. The suture was then threaded around Schlemm’s canal, and the tip of the suture that emerged on the other side was then advanced through the opening to make a circumferential incision. Intraocular pressure (IOP, number of anti-glaucoma medications used, complications, and the surgery completion rate were prospectively studied.Results: Mean IOP, which was 19.4 mmHg at baseline, showed a significant decrease at each of the monthly observation points, reaching 13.8 mmHg at 6 months after surgery (P=0.0004, paired t-test. The mean number of anti-glaucoma medications decreased from 3.2 at baseline to 1.1 at 6 months after surgery. IOP spikes ≥30 mmHg were seen in 25% of patients, but there were no other serious complications and the surgery completion rate was 92%.Conclusion: The 360°LOT ab interno procedure preserves the conjunctiva and sclera, and has a high surgery completion rate when using the anterior chamber approach, and could therefore be an effective short-term treatment of open-angle glaucoma.Keywords: non-penetrating surgery, intraocular pressure, Schlemm’s canal, corneal incision, Trabectome

  8. Inteligencia emocional percibida y desgaste laboral en médicos internos de pregrado Perceived emotional intelligence and burnout in undergraduate medicine interns

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    R. Ortiz-Acosta

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analizar la relación entre los niveles de inteligencia emocional percibida y desgaste laboral en médicos internos de pregrado. Sujetos y métodos: Para ello se utilizó la Trait Meta-Mood Scale, que evalúa la inteligencia emocional percibida, y el inventario de burnout de Maslach, en 44 médicos internos de pregrado de tres hospitales de los Servicios de Salud de Sonora. Resultados: El factor de atención emocional se relaciona negativamente con agotamiento. Claridad correlaciona de manera positiva con reparación emocional y realización personal, y de forma negativa con agotamiento y despersonalización. Reparación de las emociones correlaciona de forma negativa con agotamiento y despersonalización, y de manera positiva con realización personal. Los análisis de regresión revelaron que el desgaste laboral del médico de pregrado se explicaba por una baja atención emocional y falta de claridad en sus emociones. Conclusión: Estos hallazgos evidencian que ciertos factores emocionales deben tenerse en cuenta para explicar el desgaste laboral en el médico interno de pregrado.Aim: To analyze the relationship between the levels of perceived emotional intelligence and burnout in undergraduate medicine interns. Subjects and methods: For this, we used the Trait Meta-Mood Scale, which evaluates perceived emotional intelligence, the Maslach Burnout Inventory, in 44 undergraduate interns from three hospitals of Sonora Health Services. Results: The factor of emotional attention is related negatively with exhaustion. Clarity correlates in a positive way with emotional repair and self-fulfillment; and negatively with exhaustion and depersonalization. Emotional repair correlates in a negative way with exhaustion and depersonalization, and positively to self-fulfillment. Regression analyses showed that burnout in undergraduate interns was explained by a low emotional attention and a lack of clarity in their emotions. Conclusion: Those

  9. Trunk muscle activity is modified in osteoporotic vertebral fracture and thoracic kyphosis with potential consequences for vertebral health.

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    Alison M Greig

    Full Text Available This study explored inter-relationships between vertebral fracture, thoracic kyphosis and trunk muscle control in elderly people with osteoporosis. Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are associated with increased risk of further vertebral fractures; but underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Several factors may explain this association, including changes in postural alignment (thoracic kyphosis and altered trunk muscle contraction patterns. Both factors may increase risk of further fracture because of increased vertebral loading and impaired balance, which may increase falls risk. This study compared postural adjustments in 24 individuals with osteoporosis with and without vertebral fracture and with varying degrees of thoracic kyphosis. Trunk muscle electromyographic activity (EMG associated with voluntary arm movements was recorded and compared between individuals with and without vertebral fracture, and between those with low and high thoracic kyphosis. Overall, elderly participants in the study demonstrated co-contraction of the trunk flexor and extensor muscles during forwards arm movements, but those with vertebral fractures demonstrated a more pronounced co-contraction than those without fracture. Individuals with high thoracic kyphosis demonstrated more pronounced alternating flexor and extensor EMG bursts than those with less kyphosis. Co-contraction of trunk flexor and extensor muscles in older individuals contrasts the alternating bursts of antagonist muscle activity in previous studies of young individuals. This may have several consequences, including altered balance efficacy and the potential for increased compressive loads through the spine. Both of these outcomes may have consequences in a population with fragile vertebrae who are susceptible to fracture.

  10. The silurian and devonian vertebrates of Bolivia

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    formas de amplia repartición (Rhenanidos, algunos Acanthodios, Actinopterygios de tipo Moythomasia, formas con afinidades transpacíficas (Acanthodios próximos de Sinacanthus y formas tal vez endémicas (Pucapampella, Zamponiopteron. Silurian and Devonian vertebrate remains are described from various localities in Bolivia. Most of the material occurs in concretions in the marine Devonian of the Altiplano and Subandean area, and some isolated specimens have been found in sandstones and lutites. The jawless vertebrates are known only from isolated thelodont scales which occur in the Uppermost Silurian or Lower Devonian of Seripona, Chuquisaca. All the other vertebrate remains belong to gnathosthomes, in particular to the acanthodians, placoderms, chondrichthyans and actinopterygians. The acanthodians are represented by some ischnacanthid dentigerous jaw bones and climatiid spines and shoulder girdles. They are fairly abundant and show no marked differences from acanthodian remains known elsewhere in the Siluro-Devonian of Europe and North America. However, some isolated spines are suggestive of the genus Sinacanthus, known from the Lower Devonian of China The placoderms are represented only by the rhenanid Bolivosteus chacomensis Goujet et al, known from two well preserved braincases. This genus closely resembles Gemuendina (Lower Devonian of Germany with respect to the overall shape of the braincase, but its shoulder girdle differs substantially. The chondrichthyans are the most abundant vertebrates in the Devonian of Bolivia They are represented by isolated spines and endoskeletal elements lined with prismatic calcified cartilage Among them, some peculiar occipital regions of braincases are referred here to Pucapampella rodrigae n.g , n sp. These brain-cases differ from all other known Devonian chondrichthyan braincases in showing a ventrally continuous occipital fissure which completely separates the occiput from the rest of the brain-case. The strongly vaulted

  11. Diagnosis of vertebral fractures on lateral chest X-ray: Intraobserver agreement of semi-quantitative vertebral fracture assessment

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    Jagt-Willems, H.C. van der, E-mail: Hvanderjagt@spaarneziekenhuis.nl [Department of Geriatrics, Slotervaart Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Department of Internal Medicine, Spaarne Hospital, Hoofddorp (Netherlands); Munster, B.C. van [Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Department of Geriatrics, Gelre Hospitals, Apeldoorn (Netherlands); Leeflang, M. [Department of Geriatrics, Gelre Hospitals, Apeldoorn (Netherlands); Beuerle, E. [Department of Radiology, Slotervaart Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Tulner, C.R. [Department of Geriatrics, Slotervaart Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Lems, W.F. [Department of Rheumatology, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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    Highlights: • (Lateral) chest X-ray's are often performed in older individuals for various reasons. • Vertebral fractures are visualized on lateral chest X-ray, but the diagnosis of vertebral fractures is until now only validated on (lateral) spine X-ray's. • This study shows that a (lateral) chest X-ray is sufficient for the diagnosis of vertebral fractures. • Older individuals with a vertebral fracture on a (lateral) chest X-ray do not need further radiography with thoracic spine X-ray or vertebral fracture assessment with DXA. - Abstract: Background: In clinical practice lateral images of the chest are performed for various reasons. As these lateral chest X rays show the vertebrae of the thoracic and thoraco-lumbar region, we wondered if these X-rays can be used for evaluation of vertebral fractures instead of separate thoracic spine X-rays. Methods: To evaluate the agreement and intraobserver reliability of the semi-quantitative method for vertebral fractures on the lateral chest X-ray (X-chest) in comparison to the lateral thoracic spine X-ray (X-Tspine), two observers scored vertebral fractures on X-Tspine and twice on X-chest, separately, blinded and in different time periods. Agreement and Cohens’ kappa were calculated for a diagnosis of any fracture on patient level and on vertebral body level. The study was done in patients visiting an outpatient geriatric day clinic, with a high prevalence of vertebral fractures. Results: 109 patients were included. The intraobserver agreement for X-chest versus X-Tspine was 95–98% for the two levels of fracturing, with a Cohen's kappa of 0.88–0.91. The intraobserver agreement and reliability of the re-test on the X-chest showed an agreement between 91 and 98% with a Cohen's kappa of 0.81–0.93. More vertebrae were visible on the X-chest, mean 10.2, SD 0.66 versus mean 9.8, SD 0.73 on the X-Tspine (p < 0.001). Conclusion: The results show good agreement and intraobserver reliability on

  12. Treatment of osteoporotic vertebral body compression fractures by percutaneous vertebroplasty

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    Hongmin Zang; Yiheng Liu; Junchang Chen

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To explore the effect of percutaneous vertebroplasty to treat osteoporotic vertebral body compression fractures. Methods: Seventeen patients with compression fractures at 27 different levels came in for percutaneous vertebroplasty. Under the guidance of C-arm image intensifier, bone needle was inserted into the fracture vertebral bodies via a unilateral transpedicular approach.Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) was injected slowly under continuous fluoroscopic control. Then the effect was evaluated after operation.Results: Follow-up results among 15 patients were studied, other two patients lost contact. The follow-up period was from three to seven months. No patient had relapse of compression fracture. Leakage of the cement outside the vertebral body was seen in four bodies. All patients had a complete relief after Percutaneous vertebroplasty(PVP). Conclusion: PVP is an efficient minimally invasive technique to treat osteoporotic vertebral body compression fractures.

  13. MR manifestations of vertebral artery injuries in cervical spine trauma

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    Yu, Jeong Sik; Chung, Tae Sub; Kim, Young Soo; Cho, Yong Eun; Kang, Byung Chul; Kim, Dong Ik [Yonsei Univ. College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    To assess the diagnostic efficacy of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the detection of a vertebral artery injury occurring from major cervical spine trauma. Conventional MR findings of 63 patients and 63 control subjects were compared to detect a possible change in the vertebral arteries resulted from trauma. Plain films, CT and clinical records were also reviewed to correlate the degree of cervical spine injury with vascular change. Nine cases of absent flow signals in vessel lumen were observed in eight patients and one was observed in the control group. Patients more frequently demonstrated other abnormalities such as intraluminal linear signals (n=3) or focal luminal narrowing (n=9) but there was no statistical significance. There was a close relationship between degree of cord damage and occlusion of the vertebral artery. Conventional MR imaging is useful in the detection of vertebral artery occlusion resulting from cervical spine trauma.

  14. An interesting case report of vertebral artery dissection following polytrauma

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    2016-01-01

    Conclusion: Our report displays select images related to this case report and emphasizes the consideration of routine imaging in head and neck traumatic injuries to diagnose internal carotid and/or vertebral artery dissections much earlier.

  15. Complete posterior migration of intact vertebral body in spinal tuberculosis

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    Sridhar Krishnamurthy

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Spinal tuberculosis most commonly presents as a paradiscal lesion involving the disc space and adjacent vertebral bodies. Atypical forms of spinal tuberculosis have been described and are most often a result of posterior element involvement. The authors report a patient, who presented with complete posterior migration of an intact vertebral body, a complication of spinal tuberculosis that has not been reported till date. A 12-year-old girl with history of pulmonary tuberculosis presented with progressive paraparesis and back pain. Plain X-rays and MRI revealed that the L2 vertebral body had migrated posteriorly into the spinal canal, without significant movement of the posterior elements. The vertebral body was normal, with no erosion or bone loss. However, bilateral pedicle and facet joint involvement was seen. The neural elements were decompressed through an anterolateral retroperitoneal approach and the spine reconstructed. The authors present this rare manifestation of spinal tuberculosis and discuss the possible mechanisms of this presentation.

  16. Anatomical variation of the origin of the left vertebral artery

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    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents and describes the anatomical variation of the left vertebral artery originating from the arch of aorta as a case report. This variation was found in one of the cadavers at the Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. During routine dissection of a male cadaver, in the superior mediastinum and the neck we observed an atypical origin of the left vertebral artery. Atypical origin was compared to the typical origin of the left vertebral artery in the anatomical literature. We compared our findings with different possible variations of the origin of the left vertebral artery reported in the literature. The clinical importance of the variation is discussed.

  17. Clinical and radiological evaluation in vertebral artery dissections

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    Murat Çabalar

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, vertebral artery dissection (VAD is reported more frequently as a cause of young cerebrovascular accidents. It can occur spontaneously or following a neck manipulation and trauma. The patients were 3 females (mean age: 35±26 years and 7 males (mean age: 37.71±4.96 years. Only 2 patients described neck trauma. Cerebellar findings were prominent in all cases. On radiological investigation, vascular changes of vertebral arteries were detected bilaterally in 2 cases, right in 5 and left in 3 cases. All the cases were treated with anticoagulant therapy and cured but 1 with sequela. Prognosis of vertebral artery dissection is generally good by early diagnosis and treatment. In this article, we reported clinical and radiological properties of 10 vertebral artery dissection cases.

  18. Seed dispersal by vertebrates in Madagascar's forests: review and ...

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    seed dispersal by frugivorous vertebrates in Malagasy forests to establish a foundation for ..... tive exclusion in some marine animals and in rain forest trees. In: Dynamics of .... Dispersers shape fruit diversity in Ficus (Moraceae). Proceedings.

  19. Do Vertebrate Gut Metagenomes Confer Rapid Ecological Adaptation?

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    Alberdi, Antton; Aizpurua, Ostaizka; Bohmann, Kristine; Zepeda-Mendoza, Marie Lisandra; Gilbert, M Thomas P

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    During times of rapid environmental change, survival of most vertebrate populations depends on their phenomic plasticity. Although differential gene-expression and post-transcriptional processes of the host genome receive focus as the main molecular mechanisms, growing evidence points to the gut microbiota as a key driver defining hosts' phenotypes. We propose that the plasticity of the gut microbiota might be an essential factor determining phenomic plasticity of vertebrates, and that it might play a pivotal role when vertebrates acclimate and adapt to fast environmental variation. We contemplate some key questions and suggest methodological approaches and experimental designs that can be used to evaluate whether gut microorganisms provide a boost of plasticity to vertebrates' phenomes, thereby increasing their acclimation and adaptation capacity.

  20. Experiment K307: Vertebral body strength of rat spinal columns

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    Kazarian, L. E.

    1981-01-01

    The effects of space flight on vertebral body bone strength excised were investigated. Comparative biomechanical investigations of vertebral body strength for flight, synchronous, and vivarium rats following spacecraft recovery (R+0), at R+6 and R+29 days post flight recovery are presented. Statistical analyses are presented for the mechanical properties of stiffness, ultimate load, displacement to ultimate load, and energy to ultimate load. At R+0 all of the above properties show that the vertebral body exhibits an increasing susceptibility to fracture. The reduction of bone strength is inhomogeneous and dependent on vertebral level. The R+6 recovery data was inconclusive since it varied above and below the R+0 data. At R+29 ultimate load values showed a statistically significant increase in bone strength approaching that of the vivarium or control group.

  1. Modified posterior vertebral column resection for Kümmell disease

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    Liu, Feng-Yu; Huo, Li-Shuang; Liu, Sen; Wang, Hui; Zhang, Li-Jun; Yang, Da-Long; Ding, Wen-Yuan

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Rationale: Kümmell's disease is defined as delayed traumatic vertebral collapse disease in which patients develop a kyphosis after asymptomatic minor spinal trauma. Both anterior approach and posterior approach have been reported, however, there is no standard treatment for Kümmell's disease. Patient concerns: We described a successful modified posterior vertebral column resection in a patient with Kümmell's disease. A 65-year-old woman reported persistent back pain for almost three months. Diagnoses: Kümmell's disease was diagnosed based on computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Interventions: Modified posterior vertebral column resection combined with short-segment fixation was designed to treat this disease. Outcomes: The procedure was successful without any complications. Patient reported that symptoms were obviously improved in one week after operation. Lessons: Modified posterior vertebral column resection combined with short-segment fixation is an effective treatment option for Kümmell's disease. PMID:28151882

  2. A novel form of ischio-vertebral syndrome

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    Kassi, Ali A.; Ghachem, Maher B. [Hopital des Enfants Malades, Department of Orthopaedics, Tunis (Tunisia); Chehida, Farid B.; Gharbi, Hassan; Hendaoui, Lofti [Hopital des Enfants Malades, Department of Radiology, Tunis (Tunisia); Latos-Bielenska, Anna [University of Medical Sciences, Department of Medical Genetics, Poznan (Poland); Kozlowski, Kazimierz [New Children' s Hospital, Department of Medical Imaging, Sydney (Australia); The Children' s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW (Australia)

    2007-01-15

    We report a boy with ischial hypoplasia, vertebral malsegmentation and multiple other skeletal anomalies which do not fit well with any previously-described disorder. The proband's brother and mother were also slightly affected. We review the pertinent literature, discuss the differential diagnosis and suggest that this may be a previously unreported autosomal dominant disorder, with variable penetrance.We believe that the clinical and radiological features of various syndromes with ischial aplasia/hypoplasia and vertebral malsegmentation are not sufficiently different to justify the current separate categories of ''ischio-vertebral dysplasia'' and ''ischio-spinal dysostosis''. We suggest that the term ''ischio-vertebral syndrome'' should be used until identification of genes affecting ischial and axial morphogenesis is completed. (orig.)

  3. Radiologic assessment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures: diagnostic and prognostic implications.

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    Link, T.M.; Guglielmi, G.; Kuijk, C. van; Adams, J.E.

    2005-01-01

    As populations age osteoporosis becomes an increasingly important public health issue. Among osteoporotic fractures vertebral fractures are of particular relevance: they are the most common fractures, frequently are asymptomatic but have an important influence on prognosis and morbidity in the

  4. Clinical Differences Between Monomicrobial and Polymicrobial Vertebral Osteomyelitis.

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    Issa, Kimona; Pourtaheri, Sina; Stewart, Tyler; Faloon, Michael; Sahai, Nikhil; Mease, Samuel; Sinha, Kumar; Hwang, Ki; Emami, Arash

    2016-11-11

    Little literature exists examining differences in presentation and outcomes between monomicrobial and polymicrobial vertebral infections. Seventy-nine patients treated for vertebral osteomyelitis between 2001 and 2011 were reviewed. Patients were divided into monomicrobial and polymicrobial cohorts based on type of infection. Various characteristics were compared between the 2 groups. The 26 patients with a polymicrobial infection were older and had a higher mortality rate, lower clearance of infection, larger infection, more vertebral instability, higher erythrocyte sedimentation rate at presentation, and longer mean length of stay. There were no significant differences in Oswestry Disability Index scores at final follow-up, but there were differences in presentation and clinical outcomes between monomicrobial and polymicrobial vertebral osteomyelitis. Patients may benefit from counseling regarding their disease type and potential prognosis. [Orthopedics. 201x; xx(x):xx-xx.].

  5. Design principles of insect and vertebrate visual systems.

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    Sanes, Joshua R; Zipursky, S Lawrence

    2010-04-15

    A century ago, Cajal noted striking similarities between the neural circuits that underlie vision in vertebrates and flies. Over the past few decades, structural and functional studies have provided strong support for Cajal's view. In parallel, genetic studies have revealed some common molecular mechanisms controlling development of vertebrate and fly visual systems and suggested that they share a common evolutionary origin. Here, we review these shared features, focusing on the first several layers-retina, optic tectum (superior colliculus), and lateral geniculate nucleus in vertebrates; and retina, lamina, and medulla in fly. We argue that vertebrate and fly visual circuits utilize common design principles and that taking advantage of this phylogenetic conservation will speed progress in elucidating both functional strategies and developmental mechanisms, as has already occurred in other areas of neurobiology ranging from electrical signaling and synaptic plasticity to neurogenesis and axon guidance.

  6. Associations between the Cervical Vertebral Column and Craniofacial Morphology

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    L. Sonnesen

    2010-01-01

    Conclusion. It is suggested that fusion of the cervical vertebral column is associated with development and function of the craniofacial morphology. This finding is expected to have importance for diagnostics and elucidation of aetiology and thereby for optimal treatment.

  7. Problemática Financiera de las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas venezolanas. Análisis de los Factores Internos

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    Leonardo Cazorla Papis

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available El interés de esta investigación fue identificar los rasgos característicos de las Pyme venezolanas de los Estados Aragua y Carabobo, que condicionan sus decisiones de endeudamiento, así como identificar los factores internos que condicionan su estructura de capital.Se estudiaron las variables : riesgo empresarial, rentabilidad sobre activos, oportunidades de crecimiento, tamaño, reputación, concentración de capital y estrategias empresariales.Los resultados obtenidos demostraron que las variables: Riesgo empresarial, rentabilidad sobre activos, oportunidad de crecimiento, explican en un 60% la estructura de capital de las pequeñas y medianas empresas

  8. Una aproximación al análisis de la demanda del turismo interno en la península de tingitana

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    Hassan El Haddadi

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo ofrece las principales características de la demanda del turismo interno en la península tingitana (Norte de Marruecos. Para ello, se exponen los resultados del trabajo de investigación realizado en 2001 a una muestra representativa de 1600 personas. A partir de este trabajo se presentan las principales características de la demanda interna que frecuenta la zona de estudio, especialmente las referentes a la compañía con la que se realiza el viaje, el número de personas por grupo, el medio de transporte usado, la asiduidad, la estancia media, el tipo de alojamiento, el gasto efectuado y las características socioeconómicas.

  9. LA FALTA DE AGOTAMIENTO DE RECURSOS INTERNOS COMO EXCEPCIÓN PRELIMINAR ANTE LA COMISIÓN INTERAMERICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS

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    Ángela Patricia Bernal Guzmán

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analizará la excepción preliminar "Falta de agotamiento de recursos internos" como mecanismo de defensa estatal invocada ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH. Se demostrarán las falencias o errores cometidos por los agentes estatales en la argumentación de la excepción, la cual ha sido superflua y equivoca al entregar argumentos definidos de forma previa por el órgano interamericano como improcedentes, en razón a su contradicción con los estándares internacionales de protección de los Derechos Humanos en el sistema regional.

  10. Análise do sistema de controle interno no Brasil: objetivos, importância e barreiras para sua implantação

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    Renato Pereira Monteiro

    2015-01-01

    Parte del supuesto de que el control interno es importante en el contexto de las organizaciones públicas y ha tratado de llevar a cabo una revisión de sus objetivos y la importancia en la administración pública en Brasil y las barreras a su implementación. La estrategia de búsqueda desarrollada es una revisión sistemática de la literatura y la realización de informes de investigación documental sobre TCU y CGU. Identificado un conjunto de once metas para el desempeño de la lesión medular. Los...

  11. Predicting chemical impacts on vertebrate endocrine systems.

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    Nichols, John W; Breen, Miyuki; Denver, Robert J; Distefano, Joseph J; Edwards, Jeremy S; Hoke, Robert A; Volz, David C; Zhang, Xiaowei

    2011-01-01

    Animals have evolved diverse protective mechanisms for responding to toxic chemicals of both natural and anthropogenic origin. From a governmental regulatory perspective, these protective responses complicate efforts to establish acceptable levels of chemical exposure. To explore this issue, we considered vertebrate endocrine systems as potential targets for environmental contaminants. Using the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT), hypothalamic-pituitary-gonad (HPG), and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axes as case examples, we identified features of these systems that allow them to accommodate and recover from chemical insults. In doing so, a distinction was made between effects on adults and those on developing organisms. This distinction was required because endocrine system disruption in early life stages may alter development of organs and organ systems, resulting in permanent changes in phenotypic expression later in life. Risk assessments of chemicals that impact highly regulated systems must consider the dynamics of these systems in relation to complex environmental exposures. A largely unanswered question is whether successful accommodation to a toxic insult exerts a fitness cost on individual animals, resulting in adverse consequences for populations. Mechanistically based mathematical models of endocrine systems provide a means for better understanding accommodation and recovery. In the short term, these models can be used to design experiments and interpret study findings. Over the long term, a set of validated models could be used to extrapolate limited in vitro and in vivo testing data to a broader range of untested chemicals, species, and exposure scenarios. With appropriate modification, Tier 2 assays developed in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program could be used to assess the potential for accommodation and recovery and inform the development of mechanistically based models.

  12. Opportunities and costs for preventing vertebrate extinctions.

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    Conde, Dalia A; Colchero, Fernando; Güneralp, Burak; Gusset, Markus; Skolnik, Ben; Parr, Michael; Byers, Onnie; Johnson, Kevin; Young, Glyn; Flesness, Nate; Possingham, Hugh; Fa, John E

    2015-03-16

    Despite an increase in policy and management responses to the global biodiversity crisis, implementation of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets still shows insufficient progress [1]. These targets, strategic goals defined by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), address major causes of biodiversity loss in part by establishing protected areas (Target 11) and preventing species extinctions (Target 12). To achieve this, increased interventions will be required for a large number of sites and species. The Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) [2], a consortium of conservation-oriented organisations that aims to protect Critically Endangered and Endangered species restricted to single sites, has identified 920 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, conifers and reef-building corals in 588 'trigger' sites [3]. These are arguably the most irreplaceable category of important biodiversity conservation sites. Protected area coverage of AZE sites is a key indicator of progress towards Target 11 [1]. Moreover, effective conservation of AZE sites is essential to achieve Target 12, as the loss of any of these sites would certainly result in the global extinction of at least one species [2]. However, averting human-induced species extinctions within AZE sites requires enhanced planning tools to increase the chances of success [3]. Here, we assess the potential for ensuring the long-term conservation of AZE vertebrate species (157 mammals, 165 birds, 17 reptiles and 502 amphibians) by calculating a conservation opportunity index (COI) for each species. The COI encompasses a set of measurable indicators that quantify the possibility of achieving successful conservation of a species in its natural habitat (COIh) and by establishing insurance populations in zoos (COIc).

  13. The 'Tully monster' is a vertebrate.

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    McCoy, Victoria E; Saupe, Erin E; Lamsdell, James C; Tarhan, Lidya G; McMahon, Sean; Lidgard, Scott; Mayer, Paul; Whalen, Christopher D; Soriano, Carmen; Finney, Lydia; Vogt, Stefan; Clark, Elizabeth G; Anderson, Ross P; Petermann, Holger; Locatelli, Emma R; Briggs, Derek E G

    2016-04-28

    Problematic fossils, extinct taxa of enigmatic morphology that cannot be assigned to a known major group, were once a major issue in palaeontology. A long-favoured solution to the 'problem of the problematica', particularly the 'weird wonders' of the Cambrian Burgess Shale, was to consider them representatives of extinct phyla. A combination of new evidence and modern approaches to phylogenetic analysis has now resolved the affinities of most of these forms. Perhaps the most notable exception is Tullimonstrum gregarium, popularly known as the Tully monster, a large soft-bodied organism from the late Carboniferous Mazon Creek biota (approximately 309-307 million years ago) of Illinois, USA, which was designated the official state fossil of Illinois in 1989. Its phylogenetic position has remained uncertain and it has been compared with nemerteans, polychaetes, gastropods, conodonts, and the stem arthropod Opabinia. Here we review the morphology of Tullimonstrum based on an analysis of more than 1,200 specimens. We find that the anterior proboscis ends in a buccal apparatus containing teeth, the eyes project laterally on a long rigid bar, and the elongate segmented body bears a caudal fin with dorsal and ventral lobes. We describe new evidence for a notochord, cartilaginous arcualia, gill pouches, articulations within the proboscis, and multiple tooth rows adjacent to the mouth. This combination of characters, supported by phylogenetic analysis, identifies Tullimonstrum as a vertebrate, and places it on the stem lineage to lampreys (Petromyzontida). In addition to increasing the known morphological disparity of extinct lampreys, a chordate affinity for T. gregarium resolves the nature of a soft-bodied fossil which has been debated for more than 50 years.

  14. The Tully Monster is a Vertebrate

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    McCoy, Victoria E.; Saupe, Erin E.; Lamsdell, James C.; Tarhan, Lidya G.; McMahon, Sean; Lidgard, Scott; Mayer, Paul; Whalen, Christopher D.; Soriano, Carmen; Finney, Lydia; Vogt, Stefan; Clark, Elizabeth G.; Anderson, Ross P.; Petermann, Holger; Locatelli, Emma R.; Briggs, Derek E.G.

    2016-04-28

    Abstract Problematic fossils, extinct taxa of enigmatic morphology that cannot be assigned to a known major group, were once a major issue in palaeontology. A long-favoured solution to the 'problem of the problematica'(1), particularly the 'weird wonders'(2) of the Cambrian Burgess Shale, was to consider them representatives of extinct phyla. A combination of new evidence and modern approaches to phylogenetic analysis has now resolved the affinities of most of these forms. Perhaps the most notable exception is Tullimonstrum gregarium(3), popularly known as the Tully monster, a large soft-bodied organism from the late Carboniferous Mazon Creek biota (approximately 309-307 million years ago) of Illinois, USA, which was designated the official state fossil of Illinois in 1989. Its phylogenetic position has remained uncertain and it has been compared with nemerteans(4,5), polychaetes(4), gastropods(4), conodonts(6), and the stem arthropod Opabinia(4). Here we review the morphology of Tullimonstrum based on an analysis of more than 1,200 specimens. We find that the anterior proboscis ends in a buccal apparatus containing teeth, the eyes project laterally on a long rigid bar, and the elongate segmented body bears a caudal fin with dorsal and ventral lobes(3-6). We describe new evidence for a notochord, cartilaginous arcualia, gill pouches, articulations within the proboscis, and multiple tooth rows adjacent to the mouth. This combination of characters, supported by phylogenetic analysis, identifies Tullimonstrum as a vertebrate, and places it on the stem lineage to lampreys (Petromyzontida). In addition to increasing the known morphological disparity of extinct lampreys(7-9), a chordate affinity for T. gregarium resolves the nature of a soft-bodied fossil which has been debated for more than 50 years

  15. Estudio de la fisiología del esfínter anal interno porcino y de la rata, y de la fisiopatología de las alteraciones de la motilidad del esfínter anal interno en pacientes con fisura anal

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    Opazo Valdés, Álvaro Javier

    2011-01-01

    Descripció del recurs: el 01 setembre 2012 Las patologías anorectales benignas (fisura anal, incontinencia fecal, hemorroides) presentan una elevada prevalencia. De forma general, se desconoce la fisiopatología de estas enfermedades en las que se producen diversas alteraciones del esfínter anal interno (EAI). Los objetivos para esta tesis fueron: 1º Caracterizar los mecanismos y neurotransmisores implicados en el control del tono, la relajación y la contracción del EAI en dos modelos anima...

  16. Estudio de la fisiología del esfínter anal interno porcino y de la rata, y de la fisiopatología de las alteraciones de la motilidad del esfínter anal interno en pacientes con fisura anal

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    Opazo Valdés, Álvaro Javier

    2012-01-01

    Descripció del recurs: el 01 setembre 2012 Las patologías anorectales benignas (fisura anal, incontinencia fecal, hemorroides) presentan una elevada prevalencia. De forma general, se desconoce la fisiopatología de estas enfermedades en las que se producen diversas alteraciones del esfínter anal interno (EAI). Los objetivos para esta tesis fueron: 1º Caracterizar los mecanismos y neurotransmisores implicados en el control del tono, la relajación y la contracción del EAI en dos modelos anima...

  17. Vertebrate Paleontology in Central America: 30 years of progress

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    Vertebrate paleontology began in Central America in 1858 with the first published records, but the last 30 years have seen remarkable advances. These advances range from new localities, to new taxa to new analyses of diverse data. Central American vertebrate fossils represent all of the major taxonomic groups of vertebrates—fishes, amphibians, reptiles (especially turtles), birds and mammals (mostly xenarthrans, carnivores and ungulates)—but coverage is very uneven, with many groups (especial...

  18. Osteoporosis with vertebral fractures associated with pregnancy: two case reports

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    Raffaetà, Gloria; Mazzantini, Maurizio; Menconi, Agnese; Bottai, Vanna; Falossi, Francesca; Celauro, Ilenia; Guido, Giulio

    2014-01-01

    Pregnancy and lactation-associated osteoporosis (PAO) is a rare condition characterized by the occurrence of fragility fractures, most commonly vertebral, in late pregnancy or the early postpartum period. The prevalence, etiology and pathogenesis of this osteoporosis are unknown, although there are several hypotheses attempting to explain the etiopathogenesis of pregnancy associated osteoporosis. In this paper we present two cases of young women who developed severe PAO with vertebral fractur...

  19. Prevalence of thoracolumbar vertebral fractures on multidetector CT

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    Bartalena, Tommaso [Department of Radiology, S. Orsola University Hospital, Via Massarenti 9 - 40138 Bologna (Italy)], E-mail: t.bartalena@email.it; Giannelli, Giovanni; Rinaldi, Maria Francesca [Department of Radiology, S. Orsola University Hospital, Via Massarenti 9 - 40138 Bologna (Italy); Rimondi, Eugenio [Department of Radiology, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via G.C. Pupilli 1 - 40136 Bologna (Italy); Rinaldi, Giovanni [Department of Radiology, S. Orsola University Hospital, Via Massarenti 9 - 40138 Bologna (Italy); Sverzellati, Nicola [Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Radiology, University of Parma, Via Gramsci, 14 - 43100 Parma (Italy); Gavelli, Giampaolo [Department of Radiology, S. Orsola University Hospital, Via Massarenti 9 - 40138 Bologna (Italy)

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    Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of osteoporotic vertebral fractures in patients undergoing multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) of the chest and/or abdomen. Materials and methods: 323 consecutive patients (196 males, 127 females) with a mean age of 62.6 years (range 20-88) who had undergone chest and/or abdominal MDCT were evaluated. Sagittal reformats of the spine obtained from thin section datasets were reviewed by two radiologists and assessed for vertebral fractures. Morphometric analysis using electronic calipers was performed on vertebral bodies which appeared abnormal upon visual inspection. A vertebral body height loss of 15% or more was considered a fracture and graded as mild (15-24%), moderate (25-49%) or severe (more than 50%). Official radiology reports were reviewed and whether the vertebral fractures had been reported or not was noted. Results: 31 out of 323 patients (9.5%) had at least 1 vertebral fracture and 7 of those patients had multiple fractures for a total of 41 fractures. Morphometric grading revealed 10 mild, 16 moderate and 15 severe fractures. Prevalence was higher in women (14.1%) than men (6.6%) and increased with patients age with a 17.1% prevalence in post-menopausal women. Only 6 out 41 vertebral fractures (14.6%) had been noted in the radiology final report while the remaining 35 (85.45) had not. Conclusion: although vertebral fractures represent frequent incidental findings on multidetector CT studies and may be easily identified on sagittal reformats, they are often underreported by radiologists, most likely because of unawareness of their clinical importance.

  20. Analysis of functional CT scan in cervical vertebral disease

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    Hirofuji, Eiichi; Tanaka, Seisuke; Tomihara, Mitsuo; Kita, Hiroshi; Yamasaki, Hiroyuki

    1982-12-01

    The atlantoaxial joint showed displacement in various directions in rheumatoid arthritis and cervical spondylosis. The displacements were promoted by anterior flexion and rotatory movements, exerting great influences on the spnial cord. The intervertebral space between the 5th and 6th vertebra showed narrowing of the vertebral canal in cervical spondylosis and was promoted by posterior flexion to affect the spinal cord to a great extent. Functional CT scan was useful for observation of pathologic conditions of vertebral diseases.