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  1. Globus Pallidus Interna Deep Brain Stimulation in a Patient with Medically Intractable Meige Syndrome

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    Dae-Woong Bae

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Medical therapies in patients with Meige syndrome, including botulinum toxin injection, have been limited because of incomplete response or adverse side effects. We evaluated a patient with Meige syndrome who was successfully treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS in the globus pallidus interna (GPi. This case report and other previous reports suggest that bilateral GPi DBS may be an effective treatment for medically refractory Meige syndrome, without significant adverse effects.

  2. Deep brain stimulation of the antero-medial globus pallidus interna for Tourette syndrome.

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    Perminder S Sachdev

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: We have previously reported the results of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS of the antero-medial globus pallidus interna (GPi for severe Tourette Syndrome (TS in 11 patients. We extend this case series to 17 patients and a longer follow-up to a maximum of 46 months. METHODS: 17 patients (14 male; mean age 29.1 years, range 17-51 years with severe and medically intractable TS were implanted with Medtronic quadripolar electrodes bilaterally in the antero-medial GPi. The primary outcome measure was the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (YGTSS. Secondary outcome measures included the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Gilles de la Tourette Quality of Life Scale and Global Assessment of Functioning. Follow up was at one month, three months and finally at a mean 24.1 months (range 8-46 months following surgery. RESULTS: Overall, there was a 48.3% reduction in motor tics and a 41.3% reduction in phonic tics at one month, and this improvement was maintained at final follow-up. 12 out of 17 (70.6% patients had a>50% reduction in YGTSS score at final follow up. Only 8 patients required ongoing pharmacotherapy for tics post-surgery. Patients improved significantly on all secondary measures. Adverse consequences included lead breakage in 4 patients, infection (1, transient anxiety (2, dizziness (1, poor balance (1 and worsening of stuttering (1. CONCLUSIONS: This case series provides further support that antero-medial GPi DBS is an effective and well tolerated treatment for a subgroup of severe TS, with benefits sustained up to 4 years.

  3. Effect of subthalamic nucleus or globus pallidus interna stimulation on oculomotor function in patients with Parkinson's disease.

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    Fridley, Jared; Adams, Gareth; Sun, Ping; York, Michelle; Atassi, Farah; Lai, Eugene; Simpson, Richard; Viswanathan, Ashwin; Yoshor, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of either the globus pallidus interna (GPi) or subthalamic nucleus (STN) is similarly effective for treating somatomotor manifestations of Parkinson's disease (PD), but differences in how stimulation of each target affects oculomotor function are poorly understood. We sought to determine if stimulation of the STN, but not the GPi, affects oculomotor function in PD patients. Nineteen PD patients with DBS implants (8 bilateral GPi, 9 bilateral STN and 2 unilateral STN) were studied. Testing was performed with stimulation on, then off. Somatomotor function was tested using the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) motor exam. For oculomotor testing, patients performed pro- and antisaccade tasks while monitored with an infrared eye tracker. Saccadic latency, saccadic intrusions, and square-wave jerks (SWJs) were measured for each trial. As expected, UPDRS motor scores improved with both GPi and STN stimulation. With GPi stimulation, there was no significant difference in oculomotor function with stimulation on or off. However, with STN stimulation on, there was a significant increase in the mean number of SWJs/s, as well as a significant decrease in latency for both pro- and antisaccade tasks. Stimulation of either GPi or STN had similar effects on somatomotor function, but only STN stimulation significantly altered oculomotor function. Copyright © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  4. Comparison of Globus Pallidus Interna and Subthalamic Nucleus in Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson Disease: An Institutional Experience and Review

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    Shazia Mirza

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS has revolutionized the lives of patients of Parkinson disease, offering therapeutic options to those not benefiting entirely from medications alone. With its proven track record of outperforming the best medical management, the goal is to unlock the full potential of this therapy. Currently, the Globus Pallidus Interna (GPi and Subthalamic Nucleus (STN are both viable targets for DBS, and the choice of site should focus on the constellation of symptoms, both motor and nonmotor, which are key determinants to quality of life. Our article sheds light on the specific advantages and drawbacks of the two sites, highlighting the need for matching the inherent properties of a target with specific desired effects in patients. UT Southwestern Medical Center has a robust and constantly evolving DBS program and the narrative from our center provides invaluable insight into the practical realities of DBS. The ultimate decision in selecting a DBS target is complex, ideally made by a multidisciplinary team, tailored towards each patient’s profile and their expectations, by drawing upon scientific evidence coupled with experience. Ongoing research is expanding our knowledge base, which should be dynamically incorporated into an institute’s DBS paradigm to ensure that patients receive the optimal therapy.

  5. High-frequency stimulation of the globus pallidus interna nucleus modulates GFRα1 gene expression in the basal ganglia.

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    Ho, Duncun Xun Kiat; Tan, Yong Chee; Tan, Jiayi; Too, Heng Phon; Ng, Wai Hoe

    2014-04-01

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an established therapy for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD). Although the efficacy of DBS is clear, its precise molecular mechanism remains unknown. The glial cell line derived factor (GDNF) family of ligands has been shown to confer neuroprotective effects on dopaminergic neurons, and putaminal infusion of GDNF have been investigated in PD patients with promising results. Despite the potential therapeutic role of GDNF in alleviating motor symptoms, there is no data on the effects of electrical stimulation on GDNF-family receptor (GFR) expression in the basal ganglia structures. Here, we report the effects of electrical stimulation on GFRα1 isoforms, particularly GFRα1a and GFRα1b. Wistar rats underwent 2 hours of high frequency stimulation (HFS) at the globus pallidus interna nucleus. A control group was subjected to a similar procedure but without stimulation. The HFS group, sacrificed 24 hours after treatment, had a threefold decrease in mRNA expression level of GFRα1b (p=0.037), but the expression level reverted to normal 72 hours after stimulation. Our preliminary data reveal the acute effects of HFS on splice isoforms of GFRα1, and suggest that HFS may modulate the splice isoforms of GFRα1a and GFRα1b to varying degrees. Going forward, elucidating the interactions between HFS and GFR may shed new insights into the complexity of GDNF signaling in the nervous system and lead to better design of clinical trials using these signaling pathways to halt disease progression in PD and other neurodegenerative diseases. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Neurokinin-1 receptor activation in globus pallidus

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    Lei Chen

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The undecapeptide substance P has been demonstrated to modulate neuronal activity in a number of brain regions by acting on neurokinin-1 receptors. Anatomical studies revealed a moderate level of neurokinin-1 receptor in rat globus pallidus. To determine the electrophysiological effects of neurokinin-1 receptor activation in globus pallidus, whole-cell patch-clamp recordings were performed in the present study. Under current-clamp recordings, neurokinin-1 receptor agonist, [Sar9, Met(O211] substance P (SM-SP at 1 μM, depolarized globus pallidus neurons and increased their firing rate. Consistently, SM-SP induced an inward current under voltage-clamp recording. The depolarization evoked by SM-SP persisted in the presence of tetrodotoxin, glutamate and GABA receptor antagonists, indicating its direct postsynaptic effects. The neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist, SR140333B, could block SM-SP-induced depolarization. Further experiments showed that suppression of potassium conductance was the predominant ionic mechanism of SM-SP-induced depolarization. To determine if neurokinin-1 receptor activation exerts any effects on GABAergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission, the action of SM-SP on synaptic currents was studied. SM-SP significantly increased the frequency of spontaneous inhibitory postsynaptic currents, but only induced a transient increase in the frequency of miniature inhibitory postsynaptic currents. No change was observed in both spontaneous and miniature excitatory postsynaptic currents. Based on the direct excitatory effects of SM-SP on pallidal neurons, we hypothesize that neurokinin-1 receptor activation in globus pallidus may be involved in the beneficial effect of substance P in Parkinson’s disease.

  7. Changes in globus pallidus with (pre)term kernicterus

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    P. Govaert (Paul); R.M.C. Swarte (Renate); S.G.F. Robben (Simon); I.F.M. de Coo (René); N. Weisglas-Kuperus (Nynke); M. Sinaasappel (Maarten); J. Barkovich (James); Y.B. de Rijke (Yolanda); M.H. Lequin (Maarten)

    2003-01-01

    textabstractOBJECTIVE: We report serial magnetic resonance (MR) and sonographic behavior of globus pallidus in 5 preterm and 3 term infants with kernicterus and describe the clinical context in very low birth weight preterm infants. On the basis of this information, we suggest

  8. Major Cognitive Changes and Micrographia following Globus Pallidus Infarct

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    Sarah Nelson

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Importance. Globus pallidus (GP lesions are well known to cause motor deficits but are less commonly—and perhaps not conclusively—associated with cognitive problems. Observations. We present a 45-year-old male with no significant neurological or psychological problems who after suffering a GP infarct was subsequently found to have substantial cognitive problems and micrographia. Formal neuropsychological testing was not possible due to lack of patient follow-up. Conclusions and Relevance. Despite the conflicting literature on the association of GP lesions and cognitive deficits, our patient demonstrated significant neuropsychological changes following his stroke. In addition, evidence of micrographia likely adds to the literature on the localization of this finding. Our case thus suggests that neuropsychological testing may be beneficial after GP strokes.

  9. Clinical significance of the globus pallidus signal intensity ratio in patients with liver cirrhosis

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    Iwasa, Motoh; Kawamura, Noriko; Hiranuma, Kiyohiko [Kuwana Municipal Hospital, Mie (Japan)] [and others

    1996-11-01

    The object of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of the globus pallidus signal intensity ratio for the subclinical detection of hepatic encephalopathy. This study comprised 25 patients with liver cirrhosis without overt hepatic encephalopathy. There was a high frequency (56%) of patients exhibiting increased signal in the globus pallidus. The pallidal signal was related to the severity of the liver disease. The auditory brain stem reaction was not correlated with the pallidal intensity and laboratory parameters. During the follow-up study, 3 out of 5 patients presenting overt hepatic encephalopathy showed strong pallidal signals. The results of this investigation suggest that abnormal globus pallidus signal may constitute a useful method for the subclinical detection of hepatic encepalopathy. (author)

  10. Clinical significance of the globus pallidus signal intensity ratio in patients with liver cirrhosis

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    Iwasa, Motoh; Kawamura, Noriko; Hiranuma, Kiyohiko

    1996-01-01

    The object of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of the globus pallidus signal intensity ratio for the subclinical detection of hepatic encephalopathy. This study comprised 25 patients with liver cirrhosis without overt hepatic encephalopathy. There was a high frequency (56%) of patients exhibiting increased signal in the globus pallidus. The pallidal signal was related to the severity of the liver disease. The auditory brain stem reaction was not correlated with the pallidal intensity and laboratory parameters. During the follow-up study, 3 out of 5 patients presenting overt hepatic encephalopathy showed strong pallidal signals. The results of this investigation suggest that abnormal globus pallidus signal may constitute a useful method for the subclinical detection of hepatic encepalopathy. (author)

  11. Bilateral haemorrhagic infarction of the globus pallidus after cocaine and alcohol intoxication.

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    Renard, Dimitri; Brunel, Hervé; Gaillard, Nicolas

    2009-06-01

    Cocaine is a risk factor for both ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke. We present the case of a 31-year-old man with bilateral ischemia of the globus pallidus after excessive alcohol and intranasal cocaine use. Drug-related globus pallidus infarctions are most often associated with heroin. Bilateral basal ganglia infarcts after the use of cocaine, without concurrent heroin use, have never been reported. In our patient, transient cardiac arrhythmia or respiratory dysfunction related to cocaine and/or ethanol use were the most likely causes of cerebral hypoperfusion.

  12. Optimal MRI methods for direct stereotactic targeting of the subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus

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    O'Gorman, Ruth L.; Shmueli, Karin; Ashkan, Keyoumars; Selway, Richard P.; Samuel, Michael; Lythgoe, David J.; Shahidiani, Asal; Wastling, Stephen J.; Footman, Michelle; Jarosz, Jozef

    2011-01-01

    Reliable identification of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and globus pallidus interna (GPi) is critical for deep brain stimulation (DBS) of these structures. The purpose of this study was to compare the visibility of the STN and GPi with various MRI techniques and to assess the suitability of each technique for direct stereotactic targeting. MR images were acquired from nine volunteers with T2- and proton density-weighted (PD-W) fast spin echo, susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI), phase-sensitive inversion recovery and quantitative T1, T2 and T2 * mapping sequences. Contrast-to-noise ratios (CNR) for the STN and GPi were calculated for all sequences. Targeting errors on SWI were evaluated on magnetic susceptibility maps. The sequences demonstrating the best conspicuity of DBS target structures (SWI and T2*) were then applied to ten patients with movement disorders, and the CNRs for these techniques were assessed. SWI offers the highest CNR for the STN, but standard PD-W images provide the best CNR for the pallidum. Susceptibility maps indicated that the GPi margins may be shifted slightly on SWI, although no shifts were seen for the STN. SWI may improve the visibility of the STN on pre-operative MRI, potentially improving the accuracy of direct stereotactic targeting. (orig.)

  13. Motor function in a patient with bilateral lesions of the globus pallidus

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    Haaxma, R; vanBoxtel, A; Brouwer, WH; Goeken, LNH; vanderGon, JJD; Colebatch, JG; Martin, A; Brooks, DJ; Noth, J; Marsden, CD

    1995-01-01

    This study describes the long-term motor deficits of a patient who, after a toxic encephalopathy, sustained extensive bilateral damage to both segments of the globus pallidus (GP) and the right substantia nigra (SN). There were no signs of lesions of the pyramidal tracts or of other motor

  14. Are Subthalamicus Nucleus, Internal, Globus Pallidus and Thalamus Involved in Thinking?

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    Minks, E.; Jurák, Pavel; Chládek, Jan; Hummelová, Z.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 86, e4 (2015), s. 46 ISSN 0022-3050. [Annual Meeting of the Association-of-British-Neurologists (ABN). 10.09.2015, London] Institutional support: RVO:68081731 Keywords : Subthalamicus Nucleus * Globus Pallidus * Involving Thinking Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers

  15. Kernicterus with abnormal high-signal changes bilaterally in the globus pallidus: A case report.

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    Culleton, S

    2018-04-01

    Kernicterus is a relatively rare consequence of hyperbilirubinemia. There is an important role for MRI imaging for this entity in the appropriate clinical context as there are distinct signal changes in the globus pallidus. A case report and image findings are presented

  16. Hyperintense globus pallidus on T1-weighted MR imaging in acute kernicterus: is it common or rare?

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    Coskun, Abdulhakim; Yikilmaz, Ali; Karahan, Okkes Ibrahim; Manav, Ali [Erciyes University Medical School, Department of Radiology, Kayseri (Turkey); Kumandas, Sefer [Erciyes University Medical School, Department of Neuropediatry, Kayseri (Turkey); Akcakus, Mustafa [Erciyes University Medical School, Department of Neonatalogy, Kayseri (Turkey)

    2005-06-01

    Globus pallidus involvement is a well-known magnetic resonance (MR) imaging finding of acute kernicterus. However, it is not clear how early the involvement of globus pallidus occurs and whether or not it is seen in every case. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the globus pallidus involvement in 13 neonates with acute kernicterus by MR imaging. Thirteen neonates who were admitted with jaundice, encephalopathy and indirect hyperbilirubinemia (mean, 37.0 mg/dl) were prospectively evaluated with cranial MR imaging. Pathological signal changes were noted concerning the globus pallidus. Eight of the 13 patients demonstrated bilateral, symmetric increased signal intensity in the globus pallidus on T1-weighted MR imaging. These lesions were not apparent on T2-weighted images. Multiple parenchymal punctuate T1 hyperintense lesions were detected in one patient without globus pallidus involvement. This appearance was consistent with hemorrhage. The MR imaging findings of the other four patients showed no evidence of abnormality. The symmetric involvement of globus pallidus seen as hyperintense on T1-weighted MR imaging is a common and characteristic finding of acute kernicterus. (orig.)

  17. Hyperintense globus pallidus on T1-weighted MR imaging in acute kernicterus: is it common or rare?

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    Coskun, Abdulhakim; Yikilmaz, Ali; Karahan, Okkes Ibrahim; Manav, Ali; Kumandas, Sefer; Akcakus, Mustafa

    2005-01-01

    Globus pallidus involvement is a well-known magnetic resonance (MR) imaging finding of acute kernicterus. However, it is not clear how early the involvement of globus pallidus occurs and whether or not it is seen in every case. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the globus pallidus involvement in 13 neonates with acute kernicterus by MR imaging. Thirteen neonates who were admitted with jaundice, encephalopathy and indirect hyperbilirubinemia (mean, 37.0 mg/dl) were prospectively evaluated with cranial MR imaging. Pathological signal changes were noted concerning the globus pallidus. Eight of the 13 patients demonstrated bilateral, symmetric increased signal intensity in the globus pallidus on T1-weighted MR imaging. These lesions were not apparent on T2-weighted images. Multiple parenchymal punctuate T1 hyperintense lesions were detected in one patient without globus pallidus involvement. This appearance was consistent with hemorrhage. The MR imaging findings of the other four patients showed no evidence of abnormality. The symmetric involvement of globus pallidus seen as hyperintense on T1-weighted MR imaging is a common and characteristic finding of acute kernicterus. (orig.)

  18. Neurobehavioural Changes in a Patient with Bilateral Lesions of the Globus Pallidus

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    R. Haaxma

    1993-01-01

    Full Text Available This study has characterized the long-term neurobehavioural changes in a woman who, following the intake of an unidentified substance, sustained subtotal bilateral lesions of the globus pallidus and small lesions at selective sites adjacent to it. Associated with these lesions was a significantly reduced blood flow in multiple frontal cortical regions, most prominently in area 10, the anterior cingulate and the supplementary motor cortex. Her cognitive deficits were generally consistent with those found in patients with frontal lobe dysfunction but some deficits, i.e. in visual memory and learning, were more compatible with temporal lobe dysfunction. Incapacitating personality or obsessive compulsive changes as reported by others with similar lesions were absent and she could live independently. The cognitive changes are consistent with the view that the globus pallidus has important functions in mediating how internal representations of stimulus input are converted into various forms of action, for example, in planning solutions to problems and in working memory.

  19. Frontal lobe syndrome from bilateral globus pallidus lesions a complication of Wernicke's encephalopathy

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    Arruda, Walter Oleschko

    1991-01-01

    A 38 year-old man developed the classical clinical picture of Wernicke's encephalopathy as a consequence of prolonged total parenteral nutrition. As a late complication he developed a frontal lobe syndrome. Bilateral globus pallidus lesions were observed in the CT-scan examination. Some aspects related to the cortical syndromes caused by subcortical lesions are discussed. Relata-se um caso de encefalopatia de Wernicke que ocorreu em paciente masculino de 38 anos, como complicação de alimen...

  20. Adenosine A2A Receptor Modulates the Activity of Globus Pallidus Neurons in Rats

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    Hui-Ling Diao

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available The globus pallidus is a central nucleus in the basal ganglia motor control circuit. Morphological studies have revealed the expression of adenosine A2A receptors in the globus pallidus. To determine the modulation of adenosine A2A receptors on the activity of pallidal neurons in both normal and parkinsonian rats, in vivo electrophysiological and behavioral tests were performed in the present study. The extracellular single unit recordings showed that micro-pressure administration of adenosine A2A receptor agonist, CGS21680, regulated the pallidal firing activity. GABAergic neurotransmission was involved in CGS21680-induced modulation of pallidal neurons via a PKA pathway. Furthermore, application of two adenosine A2A receptor antagonists, KW6002 or SCH442416, mainly increased the spontaneous firing of pallidal neurons, suggesting that endogenous adenosine system modulates the activity of pallidal neurons through adenosine A2A receptors. Finally, elevated body swing test (EBST showed that intrapallidal microinjection of adenosine A2A receptor agonist/antagonist induced ipsilateral/contralateral-biased swing, respectively. In addition, the electrophysiological and behavioral findings also revealed that activation of dopamine D2 receptors by quinpirole strengthened KW6002/SCH442416-induced excitation of pallidal activity. Co-application of quinpirole with KW6002 or SCH442416 alleviated biased swing in hemi-parkinsonian rats. Based on the present findings, we concluded that pallidal adenosine A2A receptors may be potentially useful in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

  1. Deep Brain Stimulation of the internal globus pallidus in refractory Tourette Syndrome.

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    Smeets, A Y J M; Duits, A A; Plantinga, B R; Leentjens, A F G; Oosterloo, M; Visser-Vandewalle, V; Temel, Y; Ackermans, L

    2016-03-01

    Deep Brain Stimulation in psychiatric disorders is becoming an increasingly performed surgery. At present, seven different targets have been stimulated in Tourette Syndrome, including the internal globus pallidus. We describe the effects on tics and comorbid behavioral disorders of Deep Brain Stimulation of the anterior internal globus pallidus in five patients with refractory Tourette Syndrome. This study was performed as an open label study with follow-up assessment between 12 and 38 months. Patients were evaluated twice, one month before surgery and at long-term follow-up. Primary outcome was tic severity, assessed by several scales. Secondary outcomes were comorbid behavioral disorders, mood and cognition. The final position of the active contacts of the implanted electrodes was investigated and side effects were reported. Three males and two females were included with a mean age of 41.6 years (SD 9.7). The total post-operative score on the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale was significantly lower than the pre-operative score (42.2±4.8 versus 12.8±3.8, P=0.043). There was also a significant reduction on the modified Rush Video-Based Tic Rating Scale (13.0±2.0 versus 7.0±1.6, P=0.041) and in the total number of video-rated tics (259.6±107.3 versus 49.6±24.8, P=0.043). No significant difference on the secondary outcomes was found, however, there was an improvement on an individual level for obsessive-compulsive behavior. The final position of the active contacts was variable in our sample and no relationship between position and stimulation effects could be established. Our study suggests that Deep Brain Stimulation of the anterior internal globus pallidus is effective in reducing tic severity, and possibly also obsessive-compulsive behavior, in refractory Tourette patients without serious adverse events or side-effects. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. The globus pallidus sends reward-related signals to the lateral habenula.

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    Hong, Simon; Hikosaka, Okihide

    2008-11-26

    As a major output station of the basal ganglia, the globus pallidus internal segment (GPi) projects to the thalamus and brainstem nuclei thereby controlling motor behavior. A less well known fact is that the GPi also projects to the lateral habenula (LHb) which is often associated with the limbic system. Using the monkey performing a saccade task with positionally biased reward outcomes, we found that antidromically identified LHb-projecting neurons were distributed mainly in the dorsal and ventral borders of the GPi and that their activity was strongly modulated by expected reward outcomes. A majority of them were excited by the no-reward-predicting target and inhibited by the reward-predicting target. These reward-dependent modulations were similar to those in LHb neurons but started earlier than those in LHb neurons. These results suggest that GPi may initiate reward-related signals through its effects on the LHb, which then influences the dopaminergic and serotonergic systems.

  3. Left globus pallidus abnormality in never-medicated patients with schizophrenia

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    Early, T.S.; Reiman, E.M.; Raichle, M.E.; Spitznagel, E.L.

    1987-01-01

    Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorder characterized by onset in young adulthood, the occurrence of hallucinations and delusions, and the development of enduring psychosocial disability. The pathophysiology of this disorder remains unknown. Studies of cerebral blood flow and metabolism designed to identify brain abnormalities in schizophrenia have been limited by inadequate methods of anatomical localization and the possibility of persistent medication effects. The authors have now used positron emission tomography and a validated method of anatomical localization in an attempt to identify abnormalities of regional cerebral blood flow in newly diagnosed never-medicated patients with schizophrenia. An exploratory study of 5 patients and 10 normal control subjects identified abnormally high blood flow in the left globus pallidus of patients with schizophrenia. A replication study of 5 additional patients and 10 additional control subjects confirmed this finding. No other abnormalities were found

  4. Globus pallidus high-signal lesions: A predominant MRI finding in children with neurofibromatosis type 1

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    Arif Khan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Lesions of the brain, recognized as unidentified bright objects (UBOs, are commonly observed as areas of increased T2-weighted signal intensity on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1. Identification of these lesions is not currently encompassed in the National Institute of Health (NIH diagnostic criteria for NF1. Objective: We aimed to determine the prevalence of UBOs in children with NF1 and identify areas of the brain that are commonly affected by these lesions, allowing us to evaluate whether UBOs should be included in the diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis of NF1. Materials and Methods: We reviewed the cranial MRI scans of 22 children who had been diagnosed with sporadic or familial NF1 in accordance with the criteria established by NIH. UBOs were present in 81% of the children with NF1. Results: These lesions have a predilection for specific areas of the brain, including the globus pallidus (72%, cerebellum (66%, brainstem (27% and cerebral hemispheres (16%. The prevalence of UBOs identified varied significantly with age and sex; they were infrequent in children less than 4 years of age but were common in those aged between 4 and 12 years of age. UBOs were more commonly seen in males (66.6% compared with females (33.3%. Repeat MRI scan on a subset of these patients with UBOs did not show any significant changes despite a worsening in clinical symptoms. Conclusion and Discussion: We have shown that UBOs are a common finding in children with NF1, and are most prevalent between the ages of 4 and 12 years. Many sites of the brain are affected by these lesions, most notably the globus pallidus and the cerebellum. Further research must be conducted to elucidate the significance of UBOs in patients with NF1 and whether these lesions have any utility in the clinical detection of NF1.

  5. Parvalbumin+ Neurons and Npas1+ Neurons Are Distinct Neuron Classes in the Mouse External Globus Pallidus.

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    Hernández, Vivian M; Hegeman, Daniel J; Cui, Qiaoling; Kelver, Daniel A; Fiske, Michael P; Glajch, Kelly E; Pitt, Jason E; Huang, Tina Y; Justice, Nicholas J; Chan, C Savio

    2015-08-26

    Compelling evidence suggests that pathological activity of the external globus pallidus (GPe), a nucleus in the basal ganglia, contributes to the motor symptoms of a variety of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Recent studies have challenged the idea that the GPe comprises a single, homogenous population of neurons that serves as a simple relay in the indirect pathway. However, we still lack a full understanding of the diversity of the neurons that make up the GPe. Specifically, a more precise classification scheme is needed to better describe the fundamental biology and function of different GPe neuron classes. To this end, we generated a novel multicistronic BAC (bacterial artificial chromosome) transgenic mouse line under the regulatory elements of the Npas1 gene. Using a combinatorial transgenic and immunohistochemical approach, we discovered that parvalbumin-expressing neurons and Npas1-expressing neurons in the GPe represent two nonoverlapping cell classes, amounting to 55% and 27% of the total GPe neuron population, respectively. These two genetically identified cell classes projected primarily to the subthalamic nucleus and to the striatum, respectively. Additionally, parvalbumin-expressing neurons and Npas1-expressing neurons were distinct in their autonomous and driven firing characteristics, their expression of intrinsic ion conductances, and their responsiveness to chronic 6-hydroxydopamine lesion. In summary, our data argue that parvalbumin-expressing neurons and Npas1-expressing neurons are two distinct functional classes of GPe neurons. This work revises our understanding of the GPe, and provides the foundation for future studies of its function and dysfunction. Until recently, the heterogeneity of the constituent neurons within the external globus pallidus (GPe) was not fully appreciated. We addressed this knowledge gap by discovering two principal GPe neuron classes, which were identified by their nonoverlapping expression of the

  6. Parvalbumin+ Neurons and Npas1+ Neurons Are Distinct Neuron Classes in the Mouse External Globus Pallidus

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    Hernández, Vivian M.; Hegeman, Daniel J.; Cui, Qiaoling; Kelver, Daniel A.; Fiske, Michael P.; Glajch, Kelly E.; Pitt, Jason E.; Huang, Tina Y.; Justice, Nicholas J.

    2015-01-01

    Compelling evidence suggests that pathological activity of the external globus pallidus (GPe), a nucleus in the basal ganglia, contributes to the motor symptoms of a variety of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Recent studies have challenged the idea that the GPe comprises a single, homogenous population of neurons that serves as a simple relay in the indirect pathway. However, we still lack a full understanding of the diversity of the neurons that make up the GPe. Specifically, a more precise classification scheme is needed to better describe the fundamental biology and function of different GPe neuron classes. To this end, we generated a novel multicistronic BAC (bacterial artificial chromosome) transgenic mouse line under the regulatory elements of the Npas1 gene. Using a combinatorial transgenic and immunohistochemical approach, we discovered that parvalbumin-expressing neurons and Npas1-expressing neurons in the GPe represent two nonoverlapping cell classes, amounting to 55% and 27% of the total GPe neuron population, respectively. These two genetically identified cell classes projected primarily to the subthalamic nucleus and to the striatum, respectively. Additionally, parvalbumin-expressing neurons and Npas1-expressing neurons were distinct in their autonomous and driven firing characteristics, their expression of intrinsic ion conductances, and their responsiveness to chronic 6-hydroxydopamine lesion. In summary, our data argue that parvalbumin-expressing neurons and Npas1-expressing neurons are two distinct functional classes of GPe neurons. This work revises our understanding of the GPe, and provides the foundation for future studies of its function and dysfunction. SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT Until recently, the heterogeneity of the constituent neurons within the external globus pallidus (GPe) was not fully appreciated. We addressed this knowledge gap by discovering two principal GPe neuron classes, which were identified by their nonoverlapping

  7. New MRI findings in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: high signal in the globus pallidus on T 1-weighted images

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    Priester, J.A. de; Wilmink, J.T.; Jansen, G.H.; Kruijk, J.R. de

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    We report a 49-year-old woman with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). In addition to typical high-signal lesions on proton-density and T 2-weighted images there was high signal in the globus pallidus bilaterally on T 1-weighted images. The latter feature has not been described previously and probably due to deposition of prion protein, as found at autopsy. (orig.)

  8. New MRI findings in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: high signal in the globus pallidus on T 1-weighted images

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    Priester, J.A. de; Wilmink, J.T. [Dept. of Radiology, University Hospital Maastricht (Netherlands); Jansen, G.H. [Department of Neuropathology, University Hospital Utrecht (Netherlands); Kruijk, J.R. de [Department of Neurology, University Hospital Maastricht (Netherlands)

    1999-04-01

    We report a 49-year-old woman with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). In addition to typical high-signal lesions on proton-density and T 2-weighted images there was high signal in the globus pallidus bilaterally on T 1-weighted images. The latter feature has not been described previously and probably due to deposition of prion protein, as found at autopsy. (orig.) With 3 figs., 11 refs.

  9. Globus pallidus MR signal abnormalities in children with chronic liver disease and/or porto-systemic shunting

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    Hanquinet, Sylviane; Anooshiravani, Mehrak; Merlini, Laura [University Hospital of Geneva, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Geneva (Switzerland); Morice, Claire; Cousin, Vladimir; McLin, Valerie A. [University Hospital of Geneva, Swiss Center for Liver Disease in Children, Geneva (Switzerland); Courvoisier, Delphine S. [University Hospital of Geneva, Division of Quality of Care, Geneva (Switzerland)

    2017-10-15

    Detection of subclinical hepatic encephalopathy in children is difficult. We aimed to assess the changes in imaging of the central nervous system in children with chronic liver disease using MR imaging, diffusion, and {sup 1}H -spectroscopy. Forty three children with chronic liver disease and/or porto-systemic shunting (111.4±56.9 months) and 24 controls (72.0±51.8 months) underwent brain MRI/spectroscopy on a 1.5T to examine T1, T2, ADC, Cho/Cr, ml/Cr, Glx/Cr ratio spectroscopy in the globus pallidus. Patients were divided into 3 groups according to the ratios of globus pallidus/putamen T1 signal: isointense (i), hyperintense (h), much more hyperintense (h+). The relationship with clinical and biological data was analyzed. T1 signal intensity and ml/Cr were significantly different between controls and group h+ (p=0.001). ADC did not differ significantly between groups. Age correlated strongly with the presence of a T1 signal ratio (p > 0.001). There was no correlation between imaging findings and biological parameters. In children with chronic liver disease and/or porto-systemic shunting, the presence of a hyperintense T1 signal in the globus pallidus correlated strongly with age. Biological and clinical parameters were not predictive of these changes. MRI may become a useful screening tool for hepatic encephalopathy in children. (orig.)

  10. Globus pallidus MR signal abnormalities in children with chronic liver disease and/or porto-systemic shunting

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    Hanquinet, Sylviane; Anooshiravani, Mehrak; Merlini, Laura; Morice, Claire; Cousin, Vladimir; McLin, Valerie A.; Courvoisier, Delphine S.

    2017-01-01

    Detection of subclinical hepatic encephalopathy in children is difficult. We aimed to assess the changes in imaging of the central nervous system in children with chronic liver disease using MR imaging, diffusion, and "1H -spectroscopy. Forty three children with chronic liver disease and/or porto-systemic shunting (111.4±56.9 months) and 24 controls (72.0±51.8 months) underwent brain MRI/spectroscopy on a 1.5T to examine T1, T2, ADC, Cho/Cr, ml/Cr, Glx/Cr ratio spectroscopy in the globus pallidus. Patients were divided into 3 groups according to the ratios of globus pallidus/putamen T1 signal: isointense (i), hyperintense (h), much more hyperintense (h+). The relationship with clinical and biological data was analyzed. T1 signal intensity and ml/Cr were significantly different between controls and group h+ (p=0.001). ADC did not differ significantly between groups. Age correlated strongly with the presence of a T1 signal ratio (p > 0.001). There was no correlation between imaging findings and biological parameters. In children with chronic liver disease and/or porto-systemic shunting, the presence of a hyperintense T1 signal in the globus pallidus correlated strongly with age. Biological and clinical parameters were not predictive of these changes. MRI may become a useful screening tool for hepatic encephalopathy in children. (orig.)

  11. Modeling Laterality of the Globus Pallidus Internus in Patients With Parkinson's Disease.

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    Sharim, Justin; Yazdi, Daniel; Baohan, Amy; Behnke, Eric; Pouratian, Nader

    2017-04-01

    Neurosurgical interventions such as deep brain stimulation surgery of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) play an important role in the treatment of medically refractory Parkinson's disease (PD), and require high targeting accuracy. Variability in the laterality of the GPi across patients with PD has not been well characterized. The aim of this report is to identify factors that may contribute to differences in position of the motor region of GPi. The charts and operative reports of 101 PD patients following deep brain stimulation surgery (70 males, aged 11-78 years) representing 201 GPi were retrospectively reviewed. Data extracted for each subject include age, gender, anterior and posterior commissures (AC-PC) distance, and third ventricular width. Multiple linear regression, stepwise regression, and relative importance of regressors analysis were performed to assess the predictive ability of these variables on GPi laterality. Multiple linear regression for target vs. third ventricular width, gender, AC-PC distance, and age were significant for normalized linear regression coefficients of 0.333 (p laterality of 0.19 mm per mm of ventricular width, 0.11 mm per mm of AC-PC distance, 0.017 mm per year in age, and 0.54 mm increase for male gender. This variability highlights the limitations of indirect targeting alone, and argues for the continued use of MRI as well as intraoperative physiological testing to account for such factors that contribute to patient-specific variability in GPi localization. © 2016 International Neuromodulation Society.

  12. Childhood Laryngeal Dystonia Following Bilateral Globus Pallidus Abnormality: A Case Study and Review of Literature

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction:Dystonia is a disorder of movement caused by various etiologies. Laryngeal dystonia is caused by the spasm of laryngeal muscles. It is a disorder caused by vocal fold movement in which excessive adduction or abduction of the vocal folds occurs during speech. The pathophysiology of this type of dystonia is not fully known. Some researchers have suggested that basal ganglia structures and their connections with cortical areas have been involved in the pathogenesis of dystonia. Case Report:In this paper a 7.5-year-old boy suffering from laryngeal dystonia with bilateral lesions in Globus Pallidus is presented. The patient also suffered from swallowing problems, monotone voice, vocal tremor, hypersensitivity of gag reflex, and stuttering. Drug treatment failed to cure him; therefore, he was referred to rehabilitation therapy.  Conclusion:In conclusion, special attention should be brought upon laryngeal dystonia, especially in patients showing Extra-pyramidal symptoms and/or abnormalities of the basal ganglia. In children, laryngeal dystonia may be potentially fatal. Lack of consideration for this condition during rehabilitation therapy can lead to serious consequences for a child.

  13. Properties of Neurons in External Globus Pallidus Can Support Optimal Action Selection

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    Bogacz, Rafal; Martin Moraud, Eduardo; Abdi, Azzedine; Magill, Peter J.; Baufreton, Jérôme

    2016-01-01

    The external globus pallidus (GPe) is a key nucleus within basal ganglia circuits that are thought to be involved in action selection. A class of computational models assumes that, during action selection, the basal ganglia compute for all actions available in a given context the probabilities that they should be selected. These models suggest that a network of GPe and subthalamic nucleus (STN) neurons computes the normalization term in Bayes’ equation. In order to perform such computation, the GPe needs to send feedback to the STN equal to a particular function of the activity of STN neurons. However, the complex form of this function makes it unlikely that individual GPe neurons, or even a single GPe cell type, could compute it. Here, we demonstrate how this function could be computed within a network containing two types of GABAergic GPe projection neuron, so-called ‘prototypic’ and ‘arkypallidal’ neurons, that have different response properties in vivo and distinct connections. We compare our model predictions with the experimentally-reported connectivity and input-output functions (f-I curves) of the two populations of GPe neurons. We show that, together, these dichotomous cell types fulfil the requirements necessary to compute the function needed for optimal action selection. We conclude that, by virtue of their distinct response properties and connectivities, a network of arkypallidal and prototypic GPe neurons comprises a neural substrate capable of supporting the computation of the posterior probabilities of actions. PMID:27389780

  14. Long-Term Clinical Outcome of Internal Globus Pallidus Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia.

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    Full Text Available GPi (Internal globus pallidus DBS (deep brain stimulation is recognized as a safe, reliable, reversible and adjustable treatment in patients with medically refractory dystonia.This report describes the long-term clinical outcome of 36 patients implanted with GPi DBS at the Neurosurgery Department of Seoul National University Hospital.Nine patients with a known genetic cause, 12 patients with acquired dystonia, and 15 patients with isolated dystonia without a known genetic cause were included. When categorized by phenomenology, 29 patients had generalized, 5 patients had segmental, and 2 patients had multifocal dystonia. Patients were assessed preoperatively and at defined follow-up examinations postoperatively, using the Burke-Fahn-Marsden dystonia rating scale (BFMDRS for movement and functional disability assessment. The mean follow-up duration was 47 months (range, 12-84.The mean movement scores significantly decreased from 44.88 points preoperatively to 26.45 points at 60-month follow up (N = 19, P = 0.006. The mean disability score was also decreased over time, from 11.54 points preoperatively to 8.26 points at 60-month follow up, despite no statistical significance (N = 19, P = 0.073. When analyzed the movement and disability improvement rates at 12-month follow up point, no significant difference was noted according to etiology, disease duration, age at surgery, age of onset, and phenomenology. However, the patients with DYT-1 dystonia and isolated dystonia without a known genetic cause showed marked improvement.GPi DBS is a safe and efficient therapeutic method for treatment of dystonia patients to improve both movement and disability. However, this study has some limitations caused by the retrospective design with small sample size in a single-center.

  15. Simulating the Effects of Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity on Postsynaptic Dynamics in the Globus Pallidus

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    Full Text Available The rat globus pallidus (GP is one of the nuclei of the basal ganglia and plays an important role in a variety of motor and cognitive processes. In vivo studies have shown that repetitive stimulation evokes complex modulations of GP activity. In vitro and computational studies have suggested that short-term synaptic plasticity (STP could be one of the underlying mechanisms. The current study used simplified single compartment modeling to explore the possible effect of STP on the activity of GP neurons during low and high frequency stimulation. To do this we constructed a model of a GP neuron connected to a small network of neurons from the three major input sources to GP neurons: striatum (Str, subthalamic nucleus (STN and GP collaterals. All synapses were implemented with a kinetic model of STP. The in vitro recordings of responses to low frequency repetitive stimulation were highly reconstructed, including rate changes and locking to the stimulus. Mainly involved were fast forms of plasticity which have been found at these synapses. . The simulations were qualitatively compared to a data set previously recorded in vitro in our lab. Reconstructions of experimental responses to high frequency stimulation required adding slower forms of plasticity to the STN and GP collateral synapses, as well as adding metabotropic receptors to the STN-GP synapses. These finding suggest the existence of as yet unreported slower short-term dynamics in the GP. The computational model made additional predictions about GP activity during low and high frequency stimulation that may further our understanding of the mechanisms underlying repetative stimulation of the GP.

  16. Prototypic and Arkypallidal Neurons in the Dopamine-Intact External Globus Pallidus

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    Abdi, Azzedine; Mallet, Nicolas; Mohamed, Foad Y.; Sharott, Andrew; Dodson, Paul D.; Nakamura, Kouichi C.; Suri, Sana; Avery, Sophie V.; Larvin, Joseph T.; Garas, Farid N.; Garas, Shady N.; Vinciati, Federica; Morin, Stéphanie; Bezard, Erwan

    2015-01-01

    Studies in dopamine-depleted rats indicate that the external globus pallidus (GPe) contains two main types of GABAergic projection cell; so-called “prototypic” and “arkypallidal” neurons. Here, we used correlative anatomical and electrophysiological approaches in rats to determine whether and how this dichotomous organization applies to the dopamine-intact GPe. Prototypic neurons coexpressed the transcription factors Nkx2-1 and Lhx6, comprised approximately two-thirds of all GPe neurons, and were the major GPe cell type innervating the subthalamic nucleus (STN). In contrast, arkypallidal neurons expressed the transcription factor FoxP2, constituted just over one-fourth of GPe neurons, and innervated the striatum but not STN. In anesthetized dopamine-intact rats, molecularly identified prototypic neurons fired at relatively high rates and with high regularity, regardless of brain state (slow-wave activity or spontaneous activation). On average, arkypallidal neurons fired at lower rates and regularities than prototypic neurons, and the two cell types could be further distinguished by the temporal coupling of their firing to ongoing cortical oscillations. Complementing the activity differences observed in vivo, the autonomous firing of identified arkypallidal neurons in vitro was slower and more variable than that of prototypic neurons, which tallied with arkypallidal neurons displaying lower amplitudes of a “persistent” sodium current important for such pacemaking. Arkypallidal neurons also exhibited weaker driven and rebound firing compared with prototypic neurons. In conclusion, our data support the concept that a dichotomous functional organization, as actioned by arkypallidal and prototypic neurons with specialized molecular, structural, and physiological properties, is fundamental to the operations of the dopamine-intact GPe. PMID:25926446

  17. Altered neuronal activity in the primary motor cortex and globus pallidus after dopamine depletion in rats.

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    Wang, Min; Li, Min; Geng, Xiwen; Song, Zhimin; Albers, H Elliott; Yang, Maoquan; Zhang, Xiao; Xie, Jinlu; Qu, Qingyang; He, Tingting

    2015-01-15

    The involvement of dopamine (DA) neuron loss in the etiology of Parkinson's disease has been well documented. The neural mechanisms underlying the effects of DA loss and the resultant motor dysfunction remain unknown. To gain insights into how loss of DA disrupts the electrical processes in the cortico-subcortical network, the present study explores the effects of DA neuron depletion on electrical activity in the primary motor cortex (M1), on the external and the internal segment of the globus pallidus (GPe and GPi respectively), and on their temporal relationships. Comparison of local field potentials (LFPs) in these brain regions from unilateral hemispheric DA neuron depleted rats and neurologically intact rats revealed that the spectrum power of LFPs in 12-70Hz (for M1, and GPe) and in 25-40Hz (for GPi) was significantly greater in the DA depleted rats than that in the control group. These changes were associated with a shortening of latency in LFP activities between M1 and GPe, from several hundred milliseconds in the intact animals to close to zero in the DA depleted animals. LFP oscillations in M1 were significantly more synchronized with those in GPe in the DA depleted rats compared with those in the control rats. By contrast, the synchronization of oscillation in LFP activities between M1 and GPi did not differ between the DA depleted and intact rats. Not surprisingly, rats that had DA neuron depletion spent more time along the ladder compared with the control rats. These data suggest that enhanced oscillatory activity and increased synchronization of LFPs may contribute to movement impairment in the rat model of Parkinson's disease. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Mean diffusivity of globus pallidus associated with verbal creativity measured by divergent thinking and creativity‐related temperaments in young healthy adults

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    Taki, Yasuyuki; Sekiguchi, Atsushi; Hashizume, Hiroshi; Nouchi, Rui; Sassa, Yuko; Kotozaki, Yuka; Miyauchi, Carlos Makoto; Yokoyama, Ryoichi; Iizuka, Kunio; Nakagawa, Seishu; Nagase, Tomomi; Kunitoki, Keiko; Kawashima, Ryuta

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    Abstract Recent investigations revealed mean diffusivity (MD) in gray matter and white matter areas is correlated with individual cognitive differences in healthy subjects and show unique properties and sensitivity that other neuroimaging tools donot have. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the MD in the dopaminergic system is associated with individual differences in verbal creativity measured by divergent thinking (VCDT) and novelty seeking based on prior studies suggesting associations between these and dopaminergic functions. We examined this issue in a large sample of right‐handed healthy young adults. We used analyses of MD and a psychological measure of VCDT, as well as personality measures of the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI). Our results revealed associations between higher VCDT and lower MD in the bilateral globus pallidus. Furthermore, not only higher novelty seeking, but also lower harm avoidance, higher self‐directedness, and higher self‐transcendence were robustly associated with lower MD in the right globus pallidus, whereas higher persistence was associated with lower MD in the left globus pallidus. These personality variables were also associated with VCDT. The globus pallidus receives the dopaminergic input from the substantia nigra and plays a key role in motivation which is critically linked to dopamine. These results suggested the MD in the globus pallidus, underlie the association between VCDT and multiple personalities in TCI including novelty seeking. Hum Brain Mapp 36:1808–1827, 2015. © 2015 The Authors Human Brain Mapping Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:25627674

  19. Neuronal firing in the globus pallidus internus and the ventrolateral thalamus related to parkinsonian motor symptoms

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    CHEN Hai; ZHUANG Ping; ZHANG Yu-qing; LI Jian-yu; LI Yong-jie

    2009-01-01

    Background It has been proposed that parkinsonian motor signs result from hyperactivity in the output nucleus of the basal ganglia, which suppress the motor thalamus and cortical areas. This study aimed to explore the neuronal activity in the globus pallidus internus (GPi) and the ventrolateral thalamic nuclear group (ventral oral posterior/ventral intermediate, Vop/Vim) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD).Methods Twenty patients with PD who underwent neurosurgery were studied. Microelectrode recording was performed in the GPi (n=10) and the Vop/Vim (n=10) intraoperatively. Electromyography (EMG) contralateral to the surgery was simultaneously performed. Single unit analysis was carried out. The interspike intervals (ISI) and coefficient of variation (CV) of ISI were calculated. Histograms of ISI were constructed. A unified Parkinson's disease rating scale (UPDRS) was used to assess the clinical outcome of surgery.Results Three hundred and sixty-three neurons were obtained from 20 trajectories. Of 175 GPi neurons, there were 15.4% with tremor frequency, 69.2% with tonic firing, and 15.4% with irregular discharge. Of 188 thalamic neurons, there were 46.8% with tremor frequency, 22.9% with tonic firing, and 30.3% with irregular discharge. The numbers of three patterns of neuron in GPi and Vop/Vim were significantly different (P <0.001). ISI analysis revealed that mean firing rate of the three patterns of GPi neurons was (80.9±63.9) Hz (n=78), which was higher than similar neurons with 62.9 Hz in a normal primate. For the Vop/Vim group, ISI revealed that mean firing rate of the three patterns of neurons (n=95) was (23.2±17.1) Hz which was lower than similar neurons with 30 Hz in the motor thalamus of normal primates. UPDRS indicated that the clinical outcome of pallidotomy was (64.3±9.5)%, (83.4±19.1)% and (63.4±36.3)%, and clinical outcome of thalamotomy was (92.2±12.9)%, (68.0±25.2)% and (44.3±27.2)% for tremor, rigidity and bradykinesia, respectively

  20. Reversibility of hyperintense globus pallidus on T 1-weighted MRI following surgery for a portosystemic shunt in an 8-year-old girl

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    Ikeda, Shinji; Sera, Yoshihisa; Yoshida, Mituhiro; Ohshiro, Hajime; Uchino, Shinichiro; Seguchi, Sasa; Endo, Fumio

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    An 8-year-old Japanese girl with a portosystemic shunt had shown hyperammonaemia since she was 3 years of age. MRI of her brain showed bilateral hyperintense globus pallidus. A portosystemic shunt was evident on US and angiography. She underwent surgical banding of the shunt, after which the lesion and clinical symptoms disappeared. (orig.)

  1. High Signal Intensity in the Dentate Nucleus and Globus Pallidus on Unenhanced T1-Weighted MR Images: Comparison between Gadobutrol and Linear Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents.

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    Moser, F G; Watterson, C T; Weiss, S; Austin, M; Mirocha, J; Prasad, R; Wang, J

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    In view of the recent observations that gadolinium deposits in brain tissue after intravenous injection, our aim of this study was to compare signal changes in the globus pallidus and dentate nucleus on unenhanced T1-weighted MR images in patients receiving serial doses of gadobutrol, a macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent, with those seen in patients receiving linear gadolinium-based contrast agents. This was a retrospective analysis of on-site patients with brain tumors. Fifty-nine patients received only gadobutrol, and 60 patients received only linear gadolinium-based contrast agents. Linear gadolinium-based contrast agents included gadoversetamide, gadobenate dimeglumine, and gadodiamide. T1 signal intensity in the globus pallidus, dentate nucleus, and pons was measured on the precontrast portions of patients' first and seventh brain MRIs. Ratios of signal intensity comparing the globus pallidus with the pons (globus pallidus/pons) and dentate nucleus with the pons (dentate nucleus/pons) were calculated. Changes in the above signal intensity ratios were compared within the gadobutrol and linear agent groups, as well as between groups. The dentate nucleus/pons signal ratio increased in the linear gadolinium-based contrast agent group ( t = 4.215, P linear gadolinium-based contrast agent group ( t = 2.931, P linear gadolinium-based contrast agents. © 2018 by American Journal of Neuroradiology.

  2. Distinct Developmental Origins Manifest in the Specialized Encoding of Movement by Adult Neurons of the External Globus Pallidus

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    Dodson, Paul D.; Larvin, Joseph T.; Duffell, James M.; Garas, Farid N.; Doig, Natalie M.; Kessaris, Nicoletta; Duguid, Ian C.; Bogacz, Rafal; Butt, Simon J.B.; Magill, Peter J.

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    Summary Transcriptional codes initiated during brain development are ultimately realized in adulthood as distinct cell types performing specialized roles in behavior. Focusing on the mouse external globus pallidus (GPe), we demonstrate that the potential contributions of two GABAergic GPe cell types to voluntary action are fated from early life to be distinct. Prototypic GPe neurons derive from the medial ganglionic eminence of the embryonic subpallium and express the transcription factor Nkx2-1. These neurons fire at high rates during alert rest, and encode movements through heterogeneous firing rate changes, with many neurons decreasing their activity. In contrast, arkypallidal GPe neurons originate from lateral/caudal ganglionic eminences, express the transcription factor FoxP2, fire at low rates during rest, and encode movements with robust increases in firing. We conclude that developmental diversity positions prototypic and arkypallidal neurons to fulfil distinct roles in behavior via their disparate regulation of GABA release onto different basal ganglia targets. PMID:25843402

  3. T1 Shortening in the Globus Pallidus after Multiple Administrations of Gadobutrol: Assessment with a Multidynamic Multiecho Sequence.

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    Kang, Koung Mi; Choi, Seung Hong; Hwang, Moonjung; Yun, Tae Jin; Kim, Ji-Hoon; Sohn, Chul-Ho

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    Purpose To determine the association between the administration of the macrocyclic contrast medium gadobutrol and T1 relaxation time in the brains of patients with normal renal function by using multidynamic multiecho (MDME) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging sequences. Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective study, and the need to obtain written informed consent was waived. This study included 46 patients (revealed by an electronic medical record search) who had received one or more gadobutrol injections and a maximum of one MR imaging contrast medium injection other than gadobutrol before MDME sequence acquisition. One radiologist performed quantitative analyses of regions of interest on quantitative T1 maps twice to cover the normal-appearing globus pallidus (GP), frontal white matter, frontal cortex, and thalamus. The number of administrations and the cumulative dose of gadobutrol, age, intervals between administrations, sex, and treatment were investigated. Univariable and multivariable linear regression analyses of the T1 values in four brain regions and the GP-to-thalamus signal intensity (SI) ratio were performed. P values of less than the Bonferroni-corrected value of .01 were considered to indicate significant differences. Results Intraobserver reproducibility was good to excellent (intraclass correlation coefficients, 0.62-0.81). Because of high multicollinearity between the number of gadobutrol administrations and accumulated dose (r = 0.96, P .01). Conclusion Multiple exposures to gadobutrol are associated with T1 shortening in the GP. © RSNA, 2017 Online supplemental material is available for this article.

  4. Gadolinium deposition within the dentate nucleus and globus pallidus after repeated administrations of gadolinium-based contrast agents - current status

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    Stojanov, Dragan [University of Nis, Faculty of Medicine, Nis (Serbia); Center for Radiology, Nis (Serbia); Aracki-Trenkic, Aleksandra [Center for Radiology, Nis (Serbia); Benedeto-Stojanov, Daniela [University of Nis, Faculty of Medicine, Nis (Serbia)

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    Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) have been used clinically since 1988 for contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CE-MRI). Generally, GBCAs are considered to have an excellent safety profile. However, GBCA administration has been associated with increased occurrence of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in patients with severely compromised renal function, and several studies have shown evidence of gadolinium deposition in specific brain structures, the globus pallidus and dentate nucleus, in patients with normal renal function. Gadolinium deposition in the brain following repeated CE-MRI scans has been demonstrated in patients using T1-weighted unenhanced MRI and inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy. Additionally, rodent studies with controlled GBCA administration also resulted in neural gadolinium deposits. Repeated GBCA use is associated with gadolinium deposition in the brain. This is especially true with the use of less-stable, linear GBCAs. In spite of increasing evidence of gadolinium deposits in the brains of patients after multiple GBCA administrations, the clinical significance of these deposits continues to be unclear. Here, we discuss the current state of scientific evidence surrounding gadolinium deposition in the brain following GBCA use, and the potential clinical significance of gadolinium deposition. There is considerable need for further research, both to understand the mechanism by which gadolinium deposition in the brain occurs and how it affects the patients in which it occurs. (orig.)

  5. Serial 1H-MRS of thalamus during deep brain stimulation of bilateral globus pallidus internus for primary generalized dystonia

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    Chernov, Mikhail F.; Iseki, Hiroshi; Takakura, Kintomo; Ochiai, Taku; Taira, Takaomi; Hori, Tomokatsu; Ono, Yuko; Nakamura, Ryoichi; Muragaki, Yoshihiro

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    The physiological mechanisms of deep brain stimulation (DBS) are not completely clear. Our understanding of them may be facilitated with the use of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ( 1 H-MRS). Serial 1 H-MRS of both thalami was performed during the course of DBS of bilateral globus pallidus internus in a patient with primary generalized dystonia. Two days after microelectrode implantation, a pulse frequency of 185 Hz was applied for stimulation. It resulted in relief of symptoms and a decrease of Burke-Fahn-Marsden dystonia rating scale (BFMDRS) scores, and was accompanied by a prominent increase of N-acetylaspartate (NAA)/choline-containing compounds (Cho) ratio, a mild increase of NAA/creatine (Cr) ratio, and a moderate decrease of Cho/Cr ratio. Two weeks later, for a search of the optimal stimulation mode, the pulse frequency was switched to 60 Hz, which resulted in clinical deterioration and significant increase of BFMDRS scores. At that time, all investigated 1 H-MRS-detected metabolic parameters had nearly returned to the pretreatment levels. Use of serial 1 H-MRS investigations of various brain structures during DBS in cases of movement disorders permits detailed evaluation of the treatment response, has a potential for its possible prediction, and may facilitate understanding of the physiological mechanisms of stimulation. (orig.)

  6. High and low frequency stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus induce prolonged changes in subthalamic and globus pallidus neurons

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    Hagar eLavian

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available High frequency stimulation (HFS of the subthalamic nucleus (STN is widely used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease but the mechanism of this therapy is unclear. Using a rat brain slice preparation maintaining the connectivity between the STN and one of its target nuclei, the globus pallidus (GP, we investigated the effects of high and low frequency stimulation (HFS 100 Hz, LFS 10 Hz on activity of single neurons in the STN and GP. Both HFS and LFS caused changes in firing frequency and pattern of subthalamic and pallidal neurons. These changes were of synaptic origin, as they were abolished by glutamate and GABA antagonists. Both HFS and LFS also induced a long-lasting reduction in firing frequency in STN neurons possibly contending a direct causal link between HFS and the outcome DBS. In the GP both HFS and LFS induced either a long-lasting depression, or less frequently, a long-lasting excitation. Thus, in addition to the intrinsic activation of the stimulated neurons, long-lasting stimulation of the STN may trigger prolonged biochemical processes.

  7. The Impact of Stimulation Induced Short Term Synaptic Plasticity on Firing Patterns in the Globus Pallidus of the Rat

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    Jenia eBugaysen

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Electrical stimulation in the globus pallidus (GP leads to complex modulations of neuronal activity in the stimulated nucleus. Multiple in-vivo studies have demonstrated the modulation of both firing rates and patterns during and immediately following the GP stimulation. Previous in-vitro studies, together with computational studies, have suggested the involvement of short-term synaptic plasticity (STP during the stimulation. The aim of the current study was to explore in-vitro the effects of STP on neuronal activity of GP neurons during local repetitive stimulation. We recorded synaptic potentials and assessed the modulations of spontaneous firing in a postsynaptic neuron in acute brain slices via a whole-cell pipette. Low-frequency repetitive stimulation locked the firing of the neuron to the stimulus. However, high-frequency repetitive stimulation in the GP generated a biphasic modulation of the firing frequency consisting of inhibitory and excitatory phases. Using blockers of synaptic transmission, we show that GABAergic synapses mediated the inhibitory and glutamatergic synapses the excitatory part of the response. Furthermore, we report that at high stimulation frequencies both types of synapses undergo short-term depression leading to a time dependent modulation of the neuronal firing. These findings indicate that STP modulates the dynamic responses of pallidal activity during electrical stimulation, and may contribute to a better understanding of the mechanism underlying deep brain stimulation (DBS like protocols.

  8. Transgenic Mouse Lines Subdivide External Segment of the Globus Pallidus (GPe) Neurons and Reveal Distinct GPe Output Pathways

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    Mastro, Kevin J.; Bouchard, Rachel S.; Holt, Hiromi A. K.

    2014-01-01

    Cell-type diversity in the brain enables the assembly of complex neural circuits, whose organization and patterns of activity give rise to brain function. However, the identification of distinct neuronal populations within a given brain region is often complicated by a lack of objective criteria to distinguish one neuronal population from another. In the external segment of the globus pallidus (GPe), neuronal populations have been defined using molecular, anatomical, and electrophysiological criteria, but these classification schemes are often not generalizable across preparations and lack consistency even within the same preparation. Here, we present a novel use of existing transgenic mouse lines, Lim homeobox 6 (Lhx6)–Cre and parvalbumin (PV)–Cre, to define genetically distinct cell populations in the GPe that differ molecularly, anatomically, and electrophysiologically. Lhx6–GPe neurons, which do not express PV, are concentrated in the medial portion of the GPe. They have lower spontaneous firing rates, narrower dynamic ranges, and make stronger projections to the striatum and substantia nigra pars compacta compared with PV–GPe neurons. In contrast, PV–GPe neurons are more concentrated in the lateral portions of the GPe. They have narrower action potentials, deeper afterhyperpolarizations, and make stronger projections to the subthalamic nucleus and parafascicular nucleus of the thalamus. These electrophysiological and anatomical differences suggest that Lhx6–GPe and PV–GPe neurons participate in different circuits with the potential to contribute to different aspects of motor function and dysfunction in disease. PMID:24501350

  9. Seizure-induced damage to substantia nigra and globus pallidus is accompanied by pronounced intra- and extracellular acidosis

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    Inamura, K.; Smith, M.L.; Hansen, A.J.; Siesjoe, B.K.

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    Status epilepticus of greater than 30-min duration in rats gives rise to a conspicuous lesion in the substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNPR) and globus pallidus (GP). The objective of the present study was to explore whether the lesion, which encompasses necrosis of both neurons and glial cells, is related to intra- and extracellular acidosis. Using the flurothyl model previously described to produce seizures, we assessed regional pH values with the autoradiographic 5,5-dimethyl[2-14C]oxazolidine-2,4-dione technique. Regional pH values were assessed in animals with continuous seizures for 20 and 60 min, as well as in those allowed to recover for 30 and 120 min after seizure periods of 20 or 60 min. In additional animals, changes in extracellular fluid pH (pHe) were measured with ion-selective microelectrodes, and extracellular fluid (ECF) volume was calculated from the diffusion profile for electrophoretically administered tetramethylammonium. In structures such as the neocortex and the hippocampus, which show intense metabolic activation during seizures, status epilepticus of 20- and 60-min duration was accompanied by a reduction of the composite tissue pH (pHt) of 0.2-0.3 unit. Recovery of pHt was observed upon termination of seizures. In SNPR and in GP, the acidosis was marked to excessive after 20 and 60 min of seizures (delta pHt approximately 0.6 after 60 min)

  10. Aberrant resting-state corticostriatal functional connectivity in cirrhotic patients with hyperintense globus pallidus on T1-weighted MR imaging.

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    Xi-Qi Zhu

    Full Text Available Neurobiological and neuroimaging studies have emphasized the structural and functional alterations in the striatum of cirrhotic patients, but alterations in the functional connections between the striatum and other brain regions have not yet been explored. Of note, manganese accumulation in the nervous system, frequently reflected by hyperintensity at the bilateral globus pallidus (GP on T1-weighted imaging, has been considered a factor affecting the striatal and cortical functions in hepatic decompensation. We employed resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging to analyze the temporal correlation between the striatum and the remaining brain regions using seed-based correlation analyses. The two-sample t-test was conducted to detect the differences in corticostriatal connectivity between 44 cirrhotic patients with hyperintensity at the bilateral GP and 20 healthy controls. Decreased connectivity of the caudate was detected in the anterior/middle cingulate gyrus, and increased connectivity of the caudate was found in the left motor cortex. A reduction in functional connectivity was found between the putamen and several regions, including the anterior cingulate gyrus, right insular lobe, inferior frontal gyrus, left parahippocampal gyrus, and anterior lobe of the right cerebellum; increased connectivity was detected between the putamen and right middle temporal gyrus. There were significant correlations between the corticostriatal connectivity and neuropsychological performances in the patient group, but not between the striatal connectivity and GP signal intensity. These alterations in the corticostriatal functional connectivity suggested the abnormalities in the intrinsic brain functional organiztion among the cirrhotic patients with manganese deposition, and may be associated with development of metabolic encephalopathy. The manganese deposition in nervous system, however, can not be an independent factor predicting the resting

  11. The emergence of two anti-phase oscillatory neural populations in a computational model of the Parkinsonian globus pallidus

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    Robert John Merrison-Hort

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Experiments in rodent models of Parkinson's Disease have demonstrated a prominent increase of oscillatory firing patterns in neurons within the Parkinsonian globus pallidus (GP which may underlie some of the motor symptoms of the disease. There are two main pathways from the cortex to GP: via the striatum and via the subthalamic nucleus (STN, but it is not known how these inputs sculpt the pathological pallidal firing patterns. To study this we developed a novel neural network model of conductance-based spiking pallidal neurons with cortex-modulated input from STN neurons. Our results support the hypothesis that entrainment occurs primarily via the subthalamic pathway. We find that as a result of the interplay between excitatory input from the STN and mutual inhibitory coupling between GP neurons, a homogeneous population of GP neurons demonstrates a self-organising dynamical behaviour where two groups of neurons emerge: one spiking in-phase with the cortical rhythm and the other in anti-phase. This finding mirrors what is seen in recordings from the GP of rodents that have had Parkinsonism induced via brain lesions. Our model also includes downregulation of Hyperpolarization-activated Cyclic Nucleotide-gated (HCN channels in response to burst firing of GP neurons, since this has been suggested as a possible mechanism for the emergence of Parkinsonian activity. We found that the downregulation of HCN channels provides even better correspondence with experimental data but that it is not essential in order for the two groups of oscillatory neurons to appear. We discuss how the influence of inhibitory striatal input will strengthen our results.

  12. Meta-analysis comparing deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidus and subthalamic nucleus to treat advanced Parkinson disease.

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    Liu, Yi; Li, Weina; Tan, Changhong; Liu, Xi; Wang, Xin; Gui, Yuejiang; Qin, Lu; Deng, Fen; Hu, Changlin; Chen, Lifen

    2014-09-01

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is the surgical procedure of choice for patients with advanced Parkinson disease (PD). The globus pallidus internus (GPi) and the subthalamic nucleus (STN) are commonly targeted by this procedure. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the efficacy of DBS in each region. MEDLINE/PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Knowledge, and the Cochrane Library were searched for English-language studies published before April 2013. of studies investigating the efficacy and clinical outcomes of DBS of the GPi and STN for PD were analyzed. Six eligible trials containing a total of 563 patients were included in the analysis. Deep brain stimulation of the GPi or STN equally improved motor function, measured by the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale Section III (UPDRSIII) (motor section, for patients in on- and off-medication phases), within 1 year postsurgery. The change score for the on-medication phase was 0.68 (95% CI - 2.12 to 3.47, p > 0.05; 5 studies, 518 patients) and for the off-medication phase was 1.83 (95% CI - 3.12 to 6.77, p > 0.05; 5 studies, 518 patients). The UPDRS Section II (activities of daily living) scores for patients on medication improved equally in both DBS groups (p = 0.97). STN DBS allowed medication dosages to be reduced more than GPi DBS (95% CI 129.27-316.64, p < 0.00001; 5 studies, 540 patients). Psychiatric symptoms, measured by Beck Depression Inventory, 2nd edition scores, showed greater improvement from baseline after GPi DBS than after STN DBS (standardized mean difference -2.28, 95% CI -3.73 to -0.84, p = 0.002; 3 studies, 382 patients). GPi and STN DBS improve motor function and activities of daily living for PD patients. Differences in therapeutic efficacy for PD were not observed between the 2 procedures. STN DBS allowed greater reduction in medication for patients, whereas GPi DBS provided greater relief from psychiatric symptoms. An understanding of other symptomatic aspects of targeting each region and long

  13. Increasing signal intensity within the dentate nucleus and globus pallidus on unenhanced T1W magnetic resonance images in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: correlation with cumulative dose of a macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent, gadobutrol

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    Stojanov, Dragan A. [University of Nis, Faculty of Medicine, Nis (Serbia); Clinical Center Nis, Center for Radiology, Nis (Serbia); Aracki-Trenkic, Aleksandra [Clinical Center Nis, Center for Radiology, Nis (Serbia); Vojinovic, Slobodan; Ljubisavljevic, Srdjan [University of Nis, Faculty of Medicine, Nis (Serbia); Clinical Center Nis, Clinic for Neurology, Nis (Serbia); Benedeto-Stojanov, Daniela [University of Nis, Faculty of Medicine, Nis (Serbia)

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    To evaluate correlation between cumulative dose of gadobutrol and signal intensity (SI) within dentate nucleus and globus pallidus on unenhanced T1-weighted images in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Dentate nucleus-to-pons and globus pallidus-to-thalamus SI ratios, and renal and liver functions, were evaluated after multiple intravenous administrations of 0.1 mmol/kg gadobutrol at 27, 96-98, and 168 weeks. We compared SI ratios based on the number of administrations, total amount of gadobutrol administered, and time between injections. Globus pallidus-to-thalamus (p = 0.025) and dentate nucleus-to-pons (p < 0.001) SI ratios increased after multiple gadobutrol administrations, correlated with the number of administrations (ρ = 0.263, p = 0.046, respectively) and depended on the length of administration (p = 0.017, p = 0.037, respectively). Patients receiving gadobutrol at 27 weeks showed the greatest increase in both SI ratios (p = 0.006; p = 0.014, respectively, versus 96-98 weeks). GGT increased at the end of the study (p = 0.004). In patients with RRMS, SI within the dentate nucleus and globus pallidus increased on unenhanced T1-weighted images after multiple gadobutrol injections. Administration of the same total amount of gadobutrol over a shorter period caused greater SI increase. (orig.)

  14. Immediate recovery of neurological function in response to deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidus internus in a patient with idiopathic camptocormia

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    I. Madrazo

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Camptocormia is a major disabling abnormality characterized by severe forward flexion of the thoracolumbar spine. We report here on the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS for the management of a case of untreatable idiopathic camptocormia. The patient, a 51-year-old male, with an 11-year-long history of radicular pain. Camptocormia symptomatology initiated 4 years ago. Preoperative muscle electrodiagnostic testing was within normal limits. Myopathy was ruled out. In the standing position myokymic discharges were recorded. Under local anesthesia and stereotactic control, electrodes for DBS were placed bilaterally in the globus pallidus internus. Patient's symptoms disappeared immediately following DBS. This response cannot be attributed to the surgical procedure itself. When stimulators were turned “off” accidentally, the patient returned immediately to his pre-surgery condition. Erect posture and walking were restored when stimulators were back “on”.

  15. Increased signal intensities in the dentate nucleus and globus pallidus on unenhanced T1-weighted images: evidence in children undergoing multiple gadolinium MRI exams

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    Hu, Houchun H.; Pokorney, Amber; Towbin, Richard B.; Miller, Jeffrey H. [Phoenix Children' s Hospital, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiology, Phoenix, AZ (United States)

    2016-10-15

    Recent reports have suggested residual gadolinium deposition in the brain in subjects undergoing multiple contrast-enhanced MRI exams. These findings have raised some concerns regarding gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) usage and retention in brain tissues. To summarize findings of hyperintense brain structures on precontrast T1-weighted images in 21 children undergoing multiple GBCA MRI exams. This retrospective study involved 21 patients, each of whom received multiple MRI examinations (range: 5-37 exams) with GBCA over the course of their medical treatment (duration from first to most recent exam: 1.2-12.9 years). The patients were between 0.9 and 14.4 years of age at the time of their first GBCA exam. Regions of interest were drawn in the dentate nucleus and the globus pallidus on 2-D fast spin echo images acquired at 1.5 T. The signal intensities of these two structures were normalized by that of the corpus callosum genu. Signal intensity ratios from these patients were compared to control patients of similar ages who have never received GBCA. Signal intensity ratios increased between the first and the most recent MRI exam in all 21 patients receiving GBCA, with an increase of 18.6%±12.7% (range: 0.5% to 47.5%) for the dentate nucleus and 12.4%±7.4% (range: -1.2% to 33.7%) for the globus pallidus (P<0.0001). Signal intensity ratios were also higher in GBCA patients than in controls (P<0.01). The degree of signal intensity enhancement did not correlate with statistical significance to the cumulative number or volume of GBCA administrations each patient received, the patient's age or the elapsed time between the first and most recent GBCA MRI exams. These results in children are consistent with recent findings in adults, suggesting possible gadolinium deposition in the brain. (orig.)

  16. Signal intensity at unenhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance in the globus pallidus and dentate nucleus after serial administrations of a macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent in children

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    Rossi Espagnet, Maria Camilla; Bernardi, Bruno; Figa-Talamanca, Lorenzo [Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, Neuroradiology Unit, Imaging Department, Rome (Italy); Pasquini, Luca [Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, Neuroradiology Unit, Imaging Department, Rome (Italy); University Sapienza, Neuroradiology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Sant' Andrea, Rome (Italy); Toma, Paolo [Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, Department of Imaging, Rome (Italy); Napolitano, Antonio [Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, Enterprise Risk Management, Medical Physics Department, Rome (Italy)

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    Few studies have been conducted on the relations between T1-weighted signal intensity changes in the pediatric brain following gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) exposure. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of multiple administrations of a macrocyclic GBCA on signal intensity in the globus pallidus and dentate nucleus of the pediatric brain on unenhanced T1-weighted MR images. This retrospective study included 50 patients, mean age: 8 years (standard deviation: 4.8 years), with normal renal function exposed to ≥6 administrations of the same macrocyclic GBCA (gadoterate meglumine) and a control group of 59 age-matched GBCA-naive patients. The globus pallidus-to-thalamus signal intensity ratio and dentate nucleus-to-pons signal intensity ratio were calculated from unenhanced T1-weighted images for both patients and controls. A mixed linear model was used to evaluate the effects on signal intensity ratios of the number of GBCA administrations, the time interval between administrations, age, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. T-test analyses were performed to compare signal intensity ratio differences between successive administrations and baseline MR signal intensity ratios in patients compared to controls. P-values were considered significant if <0.05. A significant effect of the number of GBCA administrations on relative signal intensities globus pallidus-to-thalamus (F[8]=3.09; P=0.002) and dentate nucleus-to-pons (F[8]=2.36; P=0.021) was found. The relative signal intensities were higher at last MR examination than at baseline (P<0.001). Quantitative analysis evaluation of globus pallidus:thalamus and dentate nucleus:pons of the pediatric brain demonstrated an increase after serial administrations of macrocyclic GBCA. Further research is necessary to fully understand GBCA pharmacokinetic in children. (orig.)

  17. Holmes’ Tremor with Shoulder Pain Treated by Deep Brain Stimulation of Unilateral Ventral Intermediate Thalamic Nucleus and Globus Pallidus Internus

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    Sabri Aydın

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available A 21-year-old male was admitted with severe right arm and hand tremors after a thalamic hemorrhage caused by a traffic accident. He was also suffering from agonizing pain in his right shoulder that manifested after the tremor. Neurologic examination revealed a disabling, severe, and irregular kinetic and postural tremor in the right arm during target-directed movements. There was also an irregular ipsilateral rest tremor and dystonic movements in the distal part of the right arm. The amplitude was moderate at rest and extremely high during kinetic and intentional movements. The patient underwent left globus pallidum internus and ventral intermediate thalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation. The patient improved by more than 80% as rated by the Fahn-Tolosa-Marin Tremor Rating Scale and Visual Analog Scale six months after surgery.

  18. Signal intensity change on unenhanced T1-weighted images in dentate nucleus and globus pallidus after multiple administrations of gadoxetate disodium: an intraindividual comparative study

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    Conte, Giorgio; Minotti, Marta; De Piano, Francesca [Universita degli Studi di Milano, Postgraduation School in Radiodiagnostics, Milan (Italy); Preda, Lorenzo [Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Department of Clinical-Surgical Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, Pavia (Italy); National Center of Oncological Hadrontherapy (CNAO Foundation), Division of Radiology, Pavia (Italy); Cocorocchio, Emilia; Ferrucci, Pier Francesco [European Institute of Oncology, Melanoma and Sarcoma Medical Oncology Division, Milan (Italy); Raimondi, Sara [European Institute of Oncology, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Milan (Italy); Giannitto, Caterina; Petralia, Giuseppe [European Institute of Oncology, Division of Radiology, Milan (Italy); Bellomi, Massimo [European Institute of Oncology, Division of Radiology, Milan (Italy); Universita degli Studi di Milano, Oncology and Haematology/Oncology Department, Milan (Italy)

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    To investigate whether there is an increased signal intensity (SI) of dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP) on unenhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in patients who had undergone multiple administrations of gadoxetate disodium. We retrospectively included stage III melanoma patients, who had been previously enrolled in a trial of adjuvant therapy and who had undergone whole-body contrast-enhanced MRIs with gadoxetate disodium every three months for their follow-up. The SI ratios of DN-to-pons and GP-to-thalamus on unenhanced T1-weighted images were calculated. The difference in SI ratios between the first and the last MRI examinations was assessed and a linear mixed model was performed to detect how SI ratios varied with the number of administrations. Eighteen patients were included in our study. The number of gadoxetate disodium administrations ranged from 2 to 18. Paired t-test did not show any significant difference in DN-to-pons (p=0.21) and GP-to-thalamus (p=0.09) SI ratios by the end of the study. DN-to-pons SI ratio and GP-to-thalamus SI ratio did not significantly increase with increasing the number of administrations (p=0.14 and p=0.06, respectively). Multiple administrations of gadoxetate disodium are not associated with increased SI in DN and GP in the brain. (orig.)

  19. Systemic blockade of dopamine D2-like receptors increases high-voltage spindles in the globus pallidus and motor cortex of freely moving rats.

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    Yang, Chen; Ge, Shun-Nan; Zhang, Jia-Rui; Chen, Lei; Yan, Zhi-Qiang; Heng, Li-Jun; Zhao, Tian-Zhi; Li, Wei-Xin; Jia, Dong; Zhu, Jun-Ling; Gao, Guo-Dong

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    High-voltage spindles (HVSs) have been reported to appear spontaneously and widely in the cortical-basal ganglia networks of rats. Our previous study showed that dopamine depletion can significantly increase the power and coherence of HVSs in the globus pallidus (GP) and motor cortex of freely moving rats. However, it is unclear whether dopamine regulates HVS activity by acting on dopamine D₁-like receptors or D₂-like receptors. We employed local-field potential and electrocorticogram methods to simultaneously record the oscillatory activities in the GP and primary motor cortex (M1) in freely moving rats following systemic administration of dopamine receptor antagonists or saline. The results showed that the dopamine D₂-like receptor antagonists, raclopride and haloperidol, significantly increased the number and duration of HVSs, and the relative power associated with HVS activity in the GP and M1 cortex. Coherence values for HVS activity between the GP and M1 cortex area were also significantly increased by dopamine D₂-like receptor antagonists. On the contrary, the selective dopamine D₁-like receptor antagonist, SCH23390, had no significant effect on the number, duration, or relative power of HVSs, or HVS-related coherence between M1 and GP. In conclusion, dopamine D₂-like receptors, but not D₁-like receptors, were involved in HVS regulation. This supports the important role of dopamine D₂-like receptors in the regulation of HVSs. An siRNA knock-down experiment on the striatum confirmed our conclusion.

  20. Cognition and Depression Following Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus and Globus Pallidus Pars Internus in Parkinson's Disease: A Meta-Analysis.

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    Combs, Hannah L; Folley, Bradley S; Berry, David T R; Segerstrom, Suzanne C; Han, Dong Y; Anderson-Mooney, Amelia J; Walls, Brittany D; van Horne, Craig

    2015-12-01

    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common, degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Individuals experience predominantly extrapyramidal symptoms including resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, gait abnormalities, cognitive impairment, depression, and neurobehavioral concerns. Cognitive impairments associated with PD are diverse, including difficulty with attention, processing speed, executive functioning, memory recall, visuospatial functions, word-retrieval, and naming. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) or globus pallidus internus (GPi) is FDA approved and has been shown to be effective in reducing motor symptoms of PD. Studies have found that stimulating STN and GPi are equally effective at improving motor symptoms and dyskinesias; however, there has been discrepancy as to whether the cognitive, behavioral, and mood symptoms are affected differently between the two targets. The present study used random-effects meta-analytic models along with a novel p-curve analytic procedure to compare the potential cognitive and emotional impairments associated with STN-DBS in the current literature to those associated with GPi-DBS. Forty-one articles were reviewed with an aggregated sample size of 1622 patients. Following STN-DBS, small declines were found in psychomotor speed, memory, attention, executive functions, and overall cognition; and moderate declines were found in both semantic and phonemic fluency. However, GPi-DBS resulted in fewer neurocognitive declines than STN-DBS (small declines in attention and small-moderate declines in verbal fluency). With regards to its effect on depression symptomatology, both GPi-DBS and STN-DBS resulted in lower levels of depressive symptoms post-surgery. From a neurocognitive standpoint, both GPi-DBS and STN-DBS produce subtle cognitive declines but appears to be relatively well tolerated.

  1. Deep Brain Stimulation of the Internal Globus Pallidus Improves Response Initiation and Proactive Inhibition in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

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    Yixin Pan

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Impulse control disorder is not uncommon in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD who are treated with dopamine replacement therapy and subthalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS. Internal globus pallidus (GPi-DBS is increasingly used, but its role in inhibitory control has rarely been explored. In this study, we evaluated the effect of GPi-DBS on inhibitory control in PD patients.Methods: A stop-signal paradigm was used to test response initiation, proactive inhibition, and reactive inhibition. The subjects enrolled in the experiment were 27 patients with PD, of whom 13 had received only drug treatment and 14 had received bilateral GPi-DBS in addition to conventional medical treatment and 15 healthy individuals.Results: Our results revealed that with GPi-DBS on, patients with PD showed significantly faster responses than the other groups in trials where it was certain that no stop signal would be presented. Proactive inhibition was significantly different in the surgical patients with GPi-DBS on versus when GPi-DBS was off, in surgical patients with GPi-DBS on versus drug-treated patients, and in healthy controls versus drug-treated patients. Correlation analyses revealed that when GPi-DBS was on, there was a statistically significant moderate positive relationship between proactive inhibition and dopaminergic medication.Conclusion: GPi-DBS may lead to an increase in response initiation speed and improve the dysfunctional proactive inhibitory control observed in PD patients. Our results may help us to understand the role of the GPi in cortical-basal ganglia circuits.

  2. Systemic blockade of dopamine D2-like receptors increases high-voltage spindles in the globus pallidus and motor cortex of freely moving rats.

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    Chen Yang

    Full Text Available High-voltage spindles (HVSs have been reported to appear spontaneously and widely in the cortical-basal ganglia networks of rats. Our previous study showed that dopamine depletion can significantly increase the power and coherence of HVSs in the globus pallidus (GP and motor cortex of freely moving rats. However, it is unclear whether dopamine regulates HVS activity by acting on dopamine D₁-like receptors or D₂-like receptors. We employed local-field potential and electrocorticogram methods to simultaneously record the oscillatory activities in the GP and primary motor cortex (M1 in freely moving rats following systemic administration of dopamine receptor antagonists or saline. The results showed that the dopamine D₂-like receptor antagonists, raclopride and haloperidol, significantly increased the number and duration of HVSs, and the relative power associated with HVS activity in the GP and M1 cortex. Coherence values for HVS activity between the GP and M1 cortex area were also significantly increased by dopamine D₂-like receptor antagonists. On the contrary, the selective dopamine D₁-like receptor antagonist, SCH23390, had no significant effect on the number, duration, or relative power of HVSs, or HVS-related coherence between M1 and GP. In conclusion, dopamine D₂-like receptors, but not D₁-like receptors, were involved in HVS regulation. This supports the important role of dopamine D₂-like receptors in the regulation of HVSs. An siRNA knock-down experiment on the striatum confirmed our conclusion.

  3. Visualization of the internal globus pallidus: sequence and orientation for deep brain stimulation using a standard installation protocol at 3.0 Tesla.

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    Nölte, Ingo S; Gerigk, Lars; Al-Zghloul, Mansour; Groden, Christoph; Kerl, Hans U

    2012-03-01

    Deep-brain stimulation (DBS) of the internal globus pallidus (GPi) has shown remarkable therapeutic benefits for treatment-resistant neurological disorders including dystonia and Parkinson's disease (PD). The success of the DBS is critically dependent on the reliable visualization of the GPi. The aim of the study was to evaluate promising 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods for pre-stereotactic visualization of the GPi using a standard installation protocol. MRI at 3.0 T of nine healthy individuals and of one patient with PD was acquired (FLAIR, T1-MPRAGE, T2-SPACE, T2*-FLASH2D, susceptibility-weighted imaging mapping (SWI)). Image quality and visualization of the GPi for each sequence were assessed by two neuroradiologists independently using a 6-point scale. Axial, coronal, and sagittal planes of the T2*-FLASH2D images were compared. Inter-rater reliability, contrast-to-noise ratios (CNR) and signal-to-noise ratios (SNR) for the GPi were determined. For illustration, axial T2*-FLASH2D images were fused with a section schema of the Schaltenbrand-Wahren stereotactic atlas. The GPi was best and reliably visualized in axial and to a lesser degree on coronal T2*-FLASH2D images. No major artifacts in the GPi were observed in any of the sequences. SWI offered a significantly higher CNR for the GPi compared to standard T2-weighted imaging using the standard parameters. The fusion of the axial T2*-FLASH2D images and the atlas projected the GPi clearly in the boundaries of the section schema. Using a standard installation protocol at 3.0 T T2*-FLASH2D imaging (particularly axial view) provides optimal and reliable delineation of the GPi.

  4. Dopamine depletion increases the power and coherence of high-voltage spindles in the globus pallidus and motor cortex of freely moving rats.

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    Ge, Shunnan; Yang, Chen; Li, Min; Li, Jiang; Chang, Xiaozan; Fu, Jian; Chen, Lei; Chang, Chongwang; Wang, Xuelian; Zhu, Junling; Gao, Guodong

    2012-07-17

    Studies on patients with Parkinson's disease and in animal models have observed enhanced synchronization of oscillations in several frequency bands within and between the cortical-basal ganglia (BG) structures. Recent research has also shown that synchronization of high-voltage spindles (HVSs) in the cortex, striatum and substantia nigra pars reticulate is increased by dopamine depletion. However, more evidence is needed to determine whether HVS activity in the whole cortex-BG network represents homologous alteration following dopamine depletion. As the globus pallidus (GP) is in a central position to propagate and synchronize oscillations in the cortical-BG circuits, we employed local-field potentials and electrocorticogram to simultaneously record oscillations in the GP and primary (M1) and secondary (M2) motor cortices on freely moving 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) lesioned and control rats. Results showed that HVS episodes recorded from GP, and M2 and M1 cortex areas were more numerous and longer in 6-OHDA lesioned rats compared to controls. Relative power associated with HVS activity in the GP, and M2 and M1 cortices of 6-OHDA lesioned rats was significantly greater than that for control rats. Coherence values for HVS activity between the GP, and M2 and M1 cortex areas were significantly increased by dopamine depletion. Time lag between the M1 cortex HVS and GP HVS was significantly shorter for dopamine depleted than normal rats. Findings indicate a crucial rule for dopamine in the regulation of HVS activity in the whole cortical-BG circuit, and suggest a close relationship between abnormally synchronized HVS oscillations in the cortex-BG network and Parkinson's disease. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Deep Brain Stimulation of the Globus Pallidus Internus in Patients with Intractable Tourette Syndrome: A 1-year Follow-up Study

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    Xiao-Hua Zhang; Jian-Yu Li; Yu-Qing Zhang; Yong-Jie Li

    2016-01-01

    Background:Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been a promising treatment for patients with refractory Tourette syndrome (TS) for more than a decade.Despite successful DBS treatment of TS in more than 100 patients worldwide,studies with a large patient sample and long-term follow-up assessments are still scarce.Accordingly,we investigated the clinical efficacy and safety of globus pallidus internus (GPi) DBS in the treatment of intractable TS in 24 patients with a l-year follow-up assessment.Methods:Bilateral/unilateral GPi-DBS was performed in 24 patients with TS.We evaluated symptoms of tics and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) through the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (YGTSS) and Yale-Brown Obsessive-compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS).We used the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised in China (WAIS-RC) to evaluate the safety of the treatment.We conducted follow-up assessments of all patients for at least 12 months (12-99 months).Results:Symptoms of tics and OCD were significantly relieved at a 12-month follow-up assessment.The mean YGTSS score was 74.04 ± 11.52,49.83 ± 10.91,32.58 ± 7.97,and 31.21 ± 8.87 at baseline,3,6,and 12 months,respectively.The mean YGTSS scores obtained at the follow-up assessments were significantly different from the baseline (P < 0.05).The improvement in motor tics was superior to that in phonic tics.The mean Y-BOCS scores were 21.61 ± 4.97,18 ± 4.58,14.39 ± 3.99,and 13.78 ± 4.56 at baseline,3,6,and 12 months,respectively (P < 0.05).We observed a remarkable improvement in psychiatric comorbidities,such as OCD and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder,after the procedure.WAIS-RC scores were comparable before and after the operation.There were no severe postoperative complications.Conclusion:GPi-DBS appears to comprehensively alleviate tic symptoms and psychiatric comorbidities in patients with TS,thus significantly improving patients' quality of life.

  6. Gadolinium Accumulation in the Deep Cerebellar Nuclei and Globus Pallidus After Exposure to Linear but Not Macrocyclic Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents in a Retrospective Pig Study With High Similarity to Clinical Conditions.

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    Boyken, Janina; Frenzel, Thomas; Lohrke, Jessica; Jost, Gregor; Pietsch, Hubertus

    2018-05-01

    The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the gadolinium (Gd) concentration in different brain areas in a pig cohort that received repeated administration of Gd-based contrast agents (GBCAs) at standard doses over several years, comparable with a clinical setting. Brain tissue was collected from 13 Göttingen mini pigs that had received repeated intravenous injections of gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA; Magnevist) and/or gadobutrol (Gadovist). The animals have been included in several preclinical imaging studies since 2008 and received cumulative Gd doses ranging from 7 to 129 mmol per animal over an extended period. Two animals with no history of administration of GBCA were included as controls. Brain autopsies were performed not earlier than 8 and not later than 38 months after the last GBCA application. Tissues from multiple brain areas including cerebellar and cerebral deep nuclei, cerebellar and cerebral cortex, and pons were analyzed for Gd using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Of the 13 animals, 8 received up to 48 injections of gadobutrol and Gd-DTPA and 5 received up to 29 injections of gadobutrol only. In animals that had received both Gd-DTPA and gadobutrol, a median (interquartile range) Gd concentration of 1.0 nmol/g tissue (0.44-1.42) was measured in the cerebellar nuclei and 0.53 nmol/g (0.29-0.62) in the globus pallidus. The Gd concentration in these areas in gadobutrol-only animals was 50-fold lower with median concentrations of 0.02 nmol/g (0.01-0.02) for cerebellar nuclei and 0.01 nmol/g (0.01-0.01) for globus pallidus and was comparable with control animals with no GBCA history. Accordingly, in animals that received both GBCAs, the amount of residual Gd correlated with the administered dose of Gd-DTPA (P ≤ 0.002) but not with the total Gd dose, consisting of Gd-DTPA and gadobutrol. The Gd concentration in cortical tissue and in the pons was very low (≤0.07 nmol/g tissue) in all animals analyzed. Multiple exposure

  7. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guideline on Subthalamic Nucleus and Globus Pallidus Internus Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Patients With Parkinson's Disease: Executive Summary.

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    Rughani, Anand; Schwalb, Jason M; Sidiropoulos, Christos; Pilitsis, Julie; Ramirez-Zamora, Adolfo; Sweet, Jennifer A; Mittal, Sandeep; Espay, Alberto J; Martinez, Jorge Gonzalez; Abosch, Aviva; Eskandar, Emad; Gross, Robert; Alterman, Ron; Hamani, Clement

    2018-06-01

    Is bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) more, less, or as effective as bilateral globus pallidus internus deep brain stimulation (GPi DBS) in treating motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, as measured by improvements in Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, part III (UPDRS-III) scores? Given that bilateral STN DBS is at least as effective as bilateral GPi DBS in treating motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (as measured by improvements in UPDRS-III scores), consideration can be given to the selection of either target in patients undergoing surgery to treat motor symptoms. (Level I). Is bilateral STN DBS more, less, or as effective as bilateral GPi DBS in allowing reduction of dopaminergic medication in Parkinson's disease? When the main goal of surgery is reduction of dopaminergic medications in a patient with Parkinson's disease, then bilateral STN DBS should be performed instead of GPi DBS. (Level I). Is bilateral STN DBS more, less, or as effective as bilateral GPi DBS in treating dyskinesias associated with Parkinson's disease? There is insufficient evidence to make a generalizable recommendation regarding the target selection for reduction of dyskinesias. However, when the reduction of medication is not anticipated and there is a goal to reduce the severity of "on" medication dyskinesias, the GPi should be targeted. (Level I). Is bilateral STN DBS more, less, or as effective as bilateral GPi DBS in improving quality of life measures in Parkinson's disease? When considering improvements in quality of life in a patient undergoing DBS for Parkinson's disease, there is no basis to recommend bilateral DBS in 1 target over the other. (Level I). Is bilateral STN DBS associated with greater, lesser, or a similar impact on neurocognitive function than bilateral GPi DBS in Parkinson disease? If there is significant concern about cognitive decline, particularly in regards to processing speed and working memory in a patient undergoing DBS

  8. Management of Globus Pharyngeus

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Globus pharyngeus is a common ENT condition. This paper reviews the current evidence on globus and gives a rational guide to the management of patients with globus. The aetiology of globus is still unclear though most ENT surgeons believe that reflux whether acidic or not plays a significant role. Though proton pump inhibitors are used extensively in practice, there is little evidence to support their efficacy. Most patients with globus can be discharged after simple office investigations. The role of pepsin-induced laryngeal injury is an exciting concept that needs further study. Given the benign nature of globus pharyngeus, in most cases, reassurance rather than treatment or extensive investigation with rigid oesophagoscopy or contrast swallows is all that is needed. We need more research into the aetiology of globus.

  9. Correlation between Relaxometry and Diffusion Tensor Imaging in the Globus Pallidus of Huntington's Disease Patients

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    Syka, Michael; Keller, J.; Klempíř, J.; Rulseh, A. M.; Roth, J.; Jech, R.; Voříšek, Ivan; Vymazal, J.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 10, č. 3 (2015), e0118907 E-ISSN 1932-6203 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP303/11/2378 Institutional support: RVO:68378041 Keywords : basal ganglia * gray-matter * human brain Subject RIV: FH - Neurology Impact factor: 3.057, year: 2015

  10. Involvement of the subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus internus in attention

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    Bocková, M.; Chládek, Jan; Jurák, Pavel; Halámek, Josef; Baláž, M.; Rektor, I.

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 118, č. 8 (2011), s. 1235-1245 ISSN 0300-9564 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA200650801; GA MŠk ED0017/01/01 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20650511 Keywords : basal ganglia * ERP * ERD/S * attention * DBS Subject RIV: FH - Neurology Impact factor: 2.730, year: 2011

  11. Mossbauer and SQUID Characterization of Iron in Human Tissue: Case of Globus Pallidus

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    Miglierini, M.; Boca, R.; Kopáni, M.; Lančok, Adriana

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 126, č. 1 (2014), s. 240-241 ISSN 0587-4246 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP204/10/0035 Institutional support: RVO:61388980 Keywords : FERRITIN Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; The oretical Chemistry Impact factor: 0.530, year: 2014

  12. Supersensitivity of GABAergic systems induced within rat substantia nigra and globus pallidus by haloperidol

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    The supersensitivity was demonstrated by an increase in the responsiveness of individual neurons within these brain regions to microiontophoretically-applied GABA and by an up regulation of GABA binding sites. Rates received haloperidol for 30 days in their feed and were then withdrawn from treatment for 48 hrs. 3 H-GABA binding was found to be significantly elevated with the SN R (55%) and GP (42%). Scatchard analysis of 3 H-muscimol binding isotherms indicated that the number (B max ) of high affinity binding sites within the GP was significantly increased (32%); within the SN R , significant increases were detected in the B max of both high (23%) and low (58%) affinity 3 H-muscimol binding sites. After CHAL treatment, signs of dopaminergic supersensitivity within the basal ganglia were also observed. Spontaneous locomotor activity and apomorphine-induced stereotyped behavior were increased and specific 3 H-spiroperidol binding was elevated within the striatum (60%) and GP (236%)

  13. Tonic and phasic changes in anteromedial globus pallidus activity in Tourette syndrome.

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    Israelashvili, Michal; Smeets, Anouk Y J M; Bronfeld, Maya; Zeef, Dagmar H; Leentjens, Albert F G; van Kranen-Mastenbroek, Vivianne; Janssen, Marcus L F; Temel, Yasin; Ackermans, Linda; Bar-Gad, Izhar

    2017-07-01

    Tourette syndrome is a hyperkinetic neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by tics. Assess the neuronal changes in the associative/limbic GP associated with Tourette syndrome. Neurophysiological recordings were performed from the anterior (associative/limbic) GPe and GPi of 8 awake patients during DBS electrode implantation surgeries. The baseline firing rate of the neurons was low in a state-dependent manner in both segments of the GP. Tic-dependent transient rate changes were found in the activity of individual neurons of both segments around the time of the tic. Neither oscillatory activity of individual neurons nor correlations in their interactions were observed. The results demonstrate the involvement of the associative/limbic pathway in the underlying pathophysiology of Tourette syndrome and point to tonic and phasic modulations of basal ganglia output as a key mechanisms underlying the abnormal state of the disorder and the expression of individual tics, respectively. © 2017 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. © 2017 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

  14. Malignant Neuroleptic Syndrome following Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery of Globus Pallidus Pars Internus in Cerebral Palsy

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    Full Text Available Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS is a rare but potentially lethal outcome caused by sudden discontinuation or dose reduction of dopaminergic agents. We report an extremely rare case of NMS after deep brain stimulation (DBS surgery in a cerebral palsy (CP patient without the withdrawal of dopaminergic agents. A 19-year-old girl with CP was admitted for DBS due to medically refractory dystonia and rigidity. Dopaminergic agents were not stopped preoperatively. DBS was performed uneventfully under monitored anesthesia. Dopaminergic medication was continued during the postoperative period. She manifested spasticity and muscle rigidity, and was high fever resistant to anti-pyretic drugs at 2 h postoperative. At postoperative 20 h, she suffered cardiac arrest and expired, despite vigorous cardiopulmonary resuscitation. NMS should be considered for hyperthermia and severe spasticity in CP patients after DBS surgery, irrespective of continued dopaminergic medication.

  15. Efficient digital implementation of a conductance-based globus pallidus neuron and the dynamics analysis

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    Yang, Shuangming; Wei, Xile; Deng, Bin; Liu, Chen; Li, Huiyan; Wang, Jiang

    2018-03-01

    Balance between biological plausibility of dynamical activities and computational efficiency is one of challenging problems in computational neuroscience and neural system engineering. This paper proposes a set of efficient methods for the hardware realization of the conductance-based neuron model with relevant dynamics, targeting reproducing the biological behaviors with low-cost implementation on digital programmable platform, which can be applied in wide range of conductance-based neuron models. Modified GP neuron models for efficient hardware implementation are presented to reproduce reliable pallidal dynamics, which decode the information of basal ganglia and regulate the movement disorder related voluntary activities. Implementation results on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) demonstrate that the proposed techniques and models can reduce the resource cost significantly and reproduce the biological dynamics accurately. Besides, the biological behaviors with weak network coupling are explored on the proposed platform, and theoretical analysis is also made for the investigation of biological characteristics of the structured pallidal oscillator and network. The implementation techniques provide an essential step towards the large-scale neural network to explore the dynamical mechanisms in real time. Furthermore, the proposed methodology enables the FPGA-based system a powerful platform for the investigation on neurodegenerative diseases and real-time control of bio-inspired neuro-robotics.

  16. Gastropharyngeal and gastroesophageal reflux in globus and hoarseness

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    Smit, C. F.; van Leeuwen, J. A.; Mathus-Vliegen, L. M.; Devriese, P. P.; Semin, A.; Tan, J.; Schouwenburg, P. F.

    2000-01-01

    The role of gastropharyngeal reflux in patients with globus pharyngeus and hoarseness remains unclear. To evaluate patients with complaints of globus, hoarseness, or globus and hoarseness combined for the presence of gastropharyngeal and gastroesophageal reflux. Prospective clinical cohort study of

  17. Globus

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  18. Globus File Transfer Services | High-Performance Computing | NREL

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    installed on the systems at both ends of the data transfer. The NREL endpoint is nrel#globus. Click Login on the Globus web site. On the login page select "Globus ID" as the login method and click Login to the Globus website. From the Manage Data drop down menu, select Transfer Files. Then click Get

  19. Application experiences with the Globus toolkit.

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    Brunett, S.

    1998-06-09

    The Globus grid toolkit is a collection of software components designed to support the development of applications for high-performance distributed computing environments, or ''computational grids'' [14]. The Globus toolkit is an implementation of a ''bag of services'' architecture, which provides application and tool developers not with a monolithic system but rather with a set of stand-alone services. Each Globus component provides a basic service, such as authentication, resource allocation, information, communication, fault detection, and remote data access. Different applications and tools can combine these services in different ways to construct ''grid-enabled'' systems. The Globus toolkit has been used to construct the Globus Ubiquitous Supercomputing Testbed, or GUSTO: a large-scale testbed spanning 20 sites and included over 4000 compute nodes for a total compute power of over 2 TFLOPS. Over the past six months, we and others have used this testbed to conduct a variety of application experiments, including multi-user collaborative environments (tele-immersion), computational steering, distributed supercomputing, and high throughput computing. The goal of this paper is to review what has been learned from these experiments regarding the effectiveness of the toolkit approach. To this end, we describe two of the application experiments in detail, noting what worked well and what worked less well. The two applications are a distributed supercomputing application, SF-Express, in which multiple supercomputers are harnessed to perform large distributed interactive simulations; and a tele-immersion application, CAVERNsoft, in which the focus is on connecting multiple people to a distributed simulated world.

  20. OGSA Globus Toolkits evaluation activity at CERN

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    Chen, D; Foster, D; Kalyaev, V; Kryukov, A; Lamanna, M; Pose, V; Rocha, R; Wang, C

    2004-01-01

    An Open Grid Service Architecture (OGSA) Globus Toolkit 3 (GT3) evaluation group is active at CERN since GT3 was available in early beta version (Spring 2003). This activity focuses on the evaluation of the technology as promised by the OGSA/OGSI paradigm and on GT3 in particular. The goal is to study this new technology and its implications with the goal to provide useful input for the large grid initiatives active in the LHC Computing Grid (LCG) project. A particular effort has been devoted to investigate performance and deployment issues, having in mind the LCG requirements, in particular scalability and robustness.

  1. Radiologic evaluation of the globus symptom using videotape recorder

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    Kim, Myeong Jin; Chung, Tae Sub; Lee, Jong Tae; Yoo, Hyung Sik; Suh, Jung Ho; Chang, Tae Young; Park, In Yong

    1988-01-01

    The authors examined barium swallow in 213 patients with globus symptom and 79 patients with vague gastric problems without globus symptom. Abnormal findings were more frequently detected on videorecording than on conventional esophagogram. Radiologic findings were transient cricopharyngeal indentation (CPI), residual barium collection and delayed clearing from hypopharynx (RB), laryngeal penetration of barium, barium retention in vallecula and or pyriform sinuses. Among them residual barium in hypopharynx was more frequently detected in patients with globus symptom than in patients without globus symptom. Globus symptom was more frequent in adult women, but age and sex difference did not affect the incidence of the abnormal radiologic findings. Cricopharyngeal indentation was most frequently seen at the level of C5-6 interspace and had a tendency of moving upward gradually during the indentation in about half of the cases. Most of the CPI was seen in early phase of swallowing and was visible within 1 sec. Residual barium collection was mostly seen in C6 or C6-7 level. RB had no cause and effect relationship with CPI, and it was not secondary result of obstructive effect of CPI. The authors think that videotape recording can be a useful method for evaluation of globus symptom. The residual barium collection in hypopharynx can be a significant finding in globus symptom

  2. Epiglottic cyst as an etiological factor of globus sensation.

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    Polat, Bahtiyar; Karahatay, Serdar; Gerek, Mustafa

    2015-09-01

    Globus is a subjective complaint that describes a sensation of a lump or a foreign body in the throat. Despite being a well-known and common clinical condition, the etiological factors have not been definitely elucidated yet. The study was set up to ascertain the relationship between epiglottic cysts and globus sensation. All patients undergoing investigation and treatments for globus sensation were included in the study. Patients with epiglottic cysts but no other possible causes of globus sensation were constituted the series of patients. Patients were asked to assess the levels of complaint before and after the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser excisions of the cysts. Epiglottic cysts were found in 10 (5.4%) of the 182 patients. Three of these 10 patients who had concomitant diseases or conditions that may cause globus sensation and one patient who refused the surgery were excluded from the study. All the remaining six patients reported relief of the globus sensation after the CO2 laser excisions of the cysts. Our results, obtained from this limited series, indicated that epiglottic cysts may be considered as one of the etiological factors of globus sensation.

  3. Reclassification of Geobacillus pallidus (Scholz et al. 1988) Banat et al. 2004 as Aeribacillus pallidus gen. nov., comb. nov.

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    Miñana-Galbis, David; Pinzón, Dora L; Lorén, J Gaspar; Manresa, Angels; Oliart-Ros, Rosa M

    2010-07-01

    Although Anoxybacillus and Geobacillus, two genera of thermophilic bacteria close to the genus Bacillus, have only been described recently, the number of species in these genera has increased rapidly. Four thermophilic, lipolytic strains (DR01, DR02, DR03 and DR04) isolated from a hot spring in Veracruz (Mexico), which could not be identified phenotypically, were subjected to 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Three strains were identified as belonging to the genus Anoxybacillus, but strain DR03 was identified as Geobacillus pallidus. This result led us to perform a phylogenetic analysis of the genera Anoxybacillus and Geobacillus based on 16S rRNA gene sequences from all the type strains of these genera. Phylogenetic trees showed three major clusters, Anoxybacillus-Geobacillus tepidamans, Geobacillus sensu stricto and Geobacillus pallidus, while the 16S rRNA gene sequences of G. pallidus (DR03 and the type strain) showed low similarity to sequences of Anoxybacillus (92.5-95.1 %) and Geobacillus (92.8-94.5 %) species, as well as to Bacillus subtilis (92.2-92.4 %). In addition, G. pallidus could be differentiated from Anoxybacillus and Geobacillus on the basis of DNA G+C content and fatty acid and polar lipid profiles. From these results, it is proposed that Geobacillus pallidus should be classified in a novel genus, for which we propose the name Aeribacillus, as Aeribacillus pallidus gen. nov., comb. nov. The type strain of Aeribacillus pallidus is H12(T) (=ATCC 51176(T) =DSM 3670(T) =LMG 19006(T)).

  4. A GridFTP transport driver for Globus XIO

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    Kettimuthu, R.; Wantao, L.; Link, J.; Bresnahan, J.

    2008-01-01

    GridFTP is a high-performance, reliable data transfer protocol optimized for high-bandwidth wide-area networks. Based on the Internet FTP protocol, it defines extensions for high-performance operation and security. The Globus implementation of GridFTP provides a modular and extensible data transfer system architecture suitable for wide area and high-performance environments. GridFTP is the de facto standard in projects requiring secure, robust, high-speed bulk data transport. For example, the high energy physics community is basing its entire tiered data movement infrastructure for the Large Hadron Collider computing Grid on GridFTP; the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory routinely uses GridFTP to move 1 TB a day during production runs; and GridFTP is the recommended data transfer mechanism to maximize data transfer rates on the TeraGrid. Commonly used GridFTP clients include globus-url-copy, uberftp, and the Globus Reliable File Transfer service. In this paper, we present a Globus XIO based client to GridFTP that provides a simple Open/Close/Read/Write (OCRW) interface to the users. Such a client greatly eases the addition of GridFTP support to third-party programs, such as SRB and MPICH-G2. Further, this client provides an easier and familiar interface for applications to efficiently access remote files. We compare the performance of this client with that of globus-url-copy on multiple endpoints in the TeraGrid infrastructure. We perform both memory-to-memory and disk-to-disk transfers and show that the performance of this OCRW client is comparable to that of globus-url-copy. We also show that our GridFTP client significantly outperforms the GPFS WAN on the TeraGrid.

  5. Globus Platform-as-a-Service for Collaborative Science Applications.

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    Ananthakrishnan, Rachana; Chard, Kyle; Foster, Ian; Tuecke, Steven

    2015-02-01

    Globus, developed as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for research data management, also provides APIs that constitute a flexible and powerful Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to which developers can outsource data management activities such as transfer and sharing, as well as identity, profile and group management. By providing these frequently important but always challenging capabilities as a service, accessible over the network, Globus PaaS streamlines web application development and makes it easy for individuals, teams, and institutions to create collaborative applications such as science gateways for science communities. We introduce the capabilities of this platform and review representative applications.

  6. Auditoria interna numa autarquia local

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    Mendes, Nuno Filipe Sousa

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    A exigência do mundo atual, quer em termos sociais, quer em termos económicos, obriga a que sejam constantemente desenvolvidos novos indicadores de qualidade e transparência. Estes factos, associados a diferentes formas de organização e de suporte da informação, convocam novas medidas de controlo interno mitigadoras dos riscos, mais atuais e mais sustentadas legalmente, fazendo assim apelo a níveis profissionais elevados. É neste contexto que a auditoria interna vem ganhando uma importânci...

  7. Globus Identity, Access, and Data Management: Platform Services for Collaborative Science

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    Ananthakrishnan, R.; Foster, I.; Wagner, R.

    2016-12-01

    Globus is software-as-a-service for research data management, developed at, and operated by, the University of Chicago. Globus, accessible at www.globus.org, provides high speed, secure file transfer; file sharing directly from existing storage systems; and data publication to institutional repositories. 40,000 registered users have used Globus to transfer tens of billions of files totaling hundreds of petabytes between more than 10,000 storage systems within campuses and national laboratories in the US and internationally. Web, command line, and REST interfaces support both interactive use and integration into applications and infrastructures. An important component of the Globus system is its foundational identity and access management (IAM) platform service, Globus Auth. Both Globus research data management and other applications use Globus Auth for brokering authentication and authorization interactions between end-users, identity providers, resource servers (services), and a range of clients, including web, mobile, and desktop applications, and other services. Compliant with important standards such as OAuth, OpenID, and SAML, Globus Auth provides mechanisms required for an extensible, integrated ecosystem of services and clients for the research and education community. It underpins projects such as the US National Science Foundation's XSEDE system, NCAR's Research Data Archive, and the DOE Systems Biology Knowledge Base. Current work is extending Globus services to be compliant with FEDRAMP standards for security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for cloud services. We will present Globus IAM solutions and give examples of Globus use in various projects for federated access to resources. We will also describe how Globus Auth and Globus research data management capabilities enable rapid development and low-cost operations of secure data sharing platforms that leverage Globus services and integrate them with local policy and security.

  8. Localization of Basal Ganglia and Thalamic Damage in Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy.

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    Aravamuthan, Bhooma R; Waugh, Jeff L

    2016-01-01

    Dyskinetic cerebral palsy affects 15%-20% of patients with cerebral palsy. Basal ganglia injury is associated with dyskinetic cerebral palsy, but the patterns of injury within the basal ganglia predisposing to dyskinetic cerebral palsy are unknown, making treatment difficult. For example, deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidus interna improves dystonia in only 40% of patients with dyskinetic cerebral palsy. Basal ganglia injury heterogeneity may explain this variability. To investigate this, we conducted a qualitative systematic review of basal ganglia and thalamic damage in dyskinetic cerebral palsy. Reviews and articles primarily addressing genetic or toxic causes of cerebral palsy were excluded yielding 22 studies (304 subjects). Thirteen studies specified the involved basal ganglia nuclei (subthalamic nucleus, caudate, putamen, globus pallidus, or lentiform nuclei, comprised by the putamen and globus pallidus). Studies investigating the lentiform nuclei (without distinguishing between the putamen and globus pallidus) showed that all subjects (19 of 19) had lentiform nuclei damage. Studies simultaneously but independently investigating the putamen and globus pallidus also showed that all subjects (35 of 35) had lentiform nuclei damage (i.e., putamen or globus pallidus damage); this was followed in frequency by damage to the putamen alone (70 of 101, 69%), the subthalamic nucleus (17 of 25, 68%), the thalamus (88 of 142, 62%), the globus pallidus (7/35, 20%), and the caudate (6 of 47, 13%). Globus pallidus damage was almost always coincident with putaminal damage. Noting consistent involvement of the lentiform nuclei in dyskinetic cerebral palsy, these results could suggest two groups of patients with dyskinetic cerebral palsy: those with putamen-predominant damage and those with panlenticular damage involving both the putamen and the globus pallidus. Differentiating between these groups could help predict response to therapies such as deep brain

  9. Deploying HEP applications using Xen and Globus Virtual Workspaces

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    Agarwal, A; Desmarais, R; Gable, I; Grundy, D; P-Brown, D; Seuster, R; Vanderster, D C; Sobie, R; Charbonneau, A; Enge, R

    2008-01-01

    The deployment of HEP applications in heterogeneous grid environments can be challenging because many of the applications are dependent on specific OS versions and have a large number of complex software dependencies. Virtual machine monitors such as Xen could be used to package HEP applications, complete with their execution environments, to run on resources that do not meet their operating system requirements. Our previous work has shown HEP applications running within Xen suffer little or no performance penalty as a result of virtualization. However, a practical strategy is required for remotely deploying, booting, and controlling virtual machines on a remote cluster. One tool that promises to overcome the deployment hurdles using standard grid technology is the Globus Virtual Workspaces project. We describe strategies for the deployment of Xen virtual machines using Globus Virtual Workspace middleware that simplify the deployment of HEP applications

  10. Monitoring the grid with the Globus Toolkit MDS4

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    Schopf, Jennifer M; Pearlman, Laura; Miller, Neill; Kesselman, Carl; Foster, Ian; D'Arcy, Mike; Chervenak, Ann

    2006-01-01

    The Globus Toolkit Monitoring and Discovery System (MDS4) defines and implements mechanisms for service and resource discovery and monitoring in distributed environments. MDS4 is distinguished from previous similar systems by its extensive use of interfaces and behaviors defined in the WS-Resource Framework and WS-Notification specifications, and by its deep integration into essentially every component of the Globus Toolkit. We describe the MDS4 architecture and the Web service interfaces and behaviors that allow users to discover resources and services, monitor resource and service states, receive updates on current status, and visualize monitoring results. We present two current deployments to provide insights into the functionality that can be achieved via the use of these mechanisms

  11. New results from Globus-M spherical tokamak

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    Gusev, V.K.

    2002-01-01

    New results from Globus-M spherical tokamak (ST) are presented. Reported are the achievements of high plasma current of 0.36 MA and high toroidal magnetic field of 0.55 T. Plasma column stability in Globus-M is conserved at low edge safety factors and high plasma densities. Achieved lowest safety factor was q(cyl) 19 m -3 . New methods of density increase are discussed. Low-density boarder of operational space is investigated. Runaway electrons properties and conditions of their generation are investigated. Results look promising for STs. Plasma-wall interaction study was performed. Silicon probes were installed into vacuum vessel. They were exposed to boronization, first, and then deposited film interacted with plasma. Discussed are film properties. Briefly described are new diagnostic tools installed on tokamak. Status and preliminary results obtained with auxiliary heating systems are shown. (author)

  12. [Use of high frequency cinematography in diagnosis of globus sensation].

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    Alberty, J; Oelerich, M

    1996-09-01

    Globus pharyngis is a frequent symptom in patients who consult an otolaryngologist. In many cases, routine diagnostic work-up including history, clinical examination, and barium swallow fail to revealing the underlying pathogenesis. In a retrospective study, we present 51 selected patients suffering from globus pharyngis of unknown origin who were investigated by high-speed cineradiography in a standardized manner. Twenty-four of the patients enrolled in the study (47.1%) showed functional and/or structural swallowing disorders. In 13 cases (25.5%) dyskinesias of the superior esophagus sphincter muscle were found. Five of these patients (9.8%) also had an inconstant hypopharyngeal diverticulum. Six cases (11.8%) showed laryngeal penetration or tracheal aspiration. In four cases (7.8%) functional disorders of pharyngeal, and in three cases (5.9%) functional disorders of oral bolus transport were found. Furthermore one hypopharyngeal web (1.9%) and two benign tumors (3.9%) were detected. In many cases, varying combinations of these findings occurred. Using high-speed cineradiography for evaluation of globus pharyngis results in an increased incidence of pathologic findings, and thus is an important method for interdisciplinary diagnostic work up of patients suffering from this symptom.

  13. Globus Online: Climate Data Management for Small Teams

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    Ananthakrishnan, R.; Foster, I.

    2013-12-01

    Large and highly distributed climate data demands new approaches to data organization and lifecycle management. We need, in particular, catalogs that can allow researchers to track the location and properties of large numbers of data files, and management tools that can allow researchers to update data properties and organization during their research, move data among different locations, and invoke analysis computations on data--all as easily as if they were working with small numbers of files on their desktop computer. Both catalogs and management tools often need to be able to scale to extremely large quantities of data. When developing solutions to these problems, it is important to distinguish between the needs of (a) large communities, for whom the ability to organize published data is crucial (e.g., by implementing formal data publication processes, assigning DOIs, recording definitive metadata, providing for versioning), and (b) individual researchers and small teams, who are more frequently concerned with tracking the diverse data and computations involved in what highly dynamic and iterative research processes. Key requirements in the latter case include automated data registration and metadata extraction, ease of update, close-to-zero management overheads (e.g., no local software install); and flexible, user-managed sharing support, allowing read and write privileges within small groups. We describe here how new capabilities provided by the Globus Online system address the needs of the latter group of climate scientists, providing for the rapid creation and establishment of lightweight individual- or team-specific catalogs; the definition of logical groupings of data elements, called datasets; the evolution of catalogs, dataset definitions, and associated metadata over time, to track changes in data properties and organization as a result of research processes; and the manipulation of data referenced by catalog entries (e.g., replication of a dataset to

  14. Characterization of Thermophilic Halotolerant Aeribacillus pallidus TD1 from Tao Dam Hot Spring, Thailand

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    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The bacterial strain TD1 was isolated from Tao Dam hot spring in Thailand. Strain TD1 was Gram positive, rod-shaped, aerobic, motile, and endospore forming. The cell was 2.0–40 mm in length and about 0.4 mm in diameter. The optimum growth occurred at 55–60 °C and at pH 7–8. Strain TD1 was able to grow on medium containing up to 10% NaCl. The DNA G+C content was 38.9 mol%. The cellular fatty acid content was mainly C16:0, which comprised 25.04% of the total amount of cellular fatty acid. 16S rDNA showed 99% identity to Aeribacillus pallidus DSM 3670T. Bayesian tree analysis strongly supported the idea that strain TD1 is affiliated with genus Aeribacillus, as Aeribacillus pallidus strain TD1. Although the 16S rDNA of A. pallidus strain TD1 is similar to that of A. pallidus DSM 3670T, some physiological properties and the cellular fatty acid profiles differ significantly. A. pallidus strain TD1 can produce extracellular pectate lyase, which has not been reported elsewhere for other bacterial strains in the genus Aeribacillus. A. pallidus strain TD1 may be a good candidate as a pectate lyase producer, which may have useful industrial applications.

  15. Characterization of thermophilic halotolerant Aeribacillus pallidus TD1 from Tao Dam Hot Spring, Thailand.

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    Yasawong, Montri; Areekit, Supatra; Pakpitchareon, Arda; Santiwatanakul, Somchai; Chansiri, Kosum

    2011-01-01

    The bacterial strain TD1 was isolated from Tao Dam hot spring in Thailand. Strain TD1 was Gram positive, rod-shaped, aerobic, motile, and endospore forming. The cell was 2.0-40 μm in length and about 0.4 μm in diameter. The optimum growth occurred at 55-60 °C and at pH 7-8. Strain TD1 was able to grow on medium containing up to 10% NaCl. The DNA G+C content was 38.9 mol%. The cellular fatty acid content was mainly C(16:0), which comprised 25.04% of the total amount of cellular fatty acid. 16S rDNA showed 99% identity to Aeribacillus pallidus DSM 3670(T). Bayesian tree analysis strongly supported the idea that strain TD1 is affiliated with genus Aeribacillus, as Aeribacillus pallidus strain TD1. Although the 16S rDNA of A. pallidus strain TD1 is similar to that of A. pallidus DSM 3670(T), some physiological properties and the cellular fatty acid profiles differ significantly. A. pallidus strain TD1 can produce extracellular pectate lyase, which has not been reported elsewhere for other bacterial strains in the genus Aeribacillus. A. pallidus strain TD1 may be a good candidate as a pectate lyase producer, which may have useful industrial applications.

  16. Psychiatric and social outcome after deep brain stimulation for advanced Parkinson's disease

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    Boel, Judith A.; Odekerken, Vincent J. J.; Geurtsen, Gert J.; Schmand, Ben A.; Cath, Danielle C.; Figee, Martijn; van den Munckhof, Pepijn; de Haan, Rob J.; Schuurman, P. Richard; de Bie, Rob M. A.; van Dijk, J. Marc C.; Staal, Michael

    BackgroundThe aim of this study was to assess psychiatric and social outcome 12 months after bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus pars interna (GPi) and subthalamic nucleus (STN) for advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). MethodsWe randomly assigned patients to receive GPi DBS

  17. Psychiatric and social outcome after deep brain stimulation for advanced Parkinson's disease

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    Boel, J.A.; Odekerken, V.J.J.; Geurtsen, G.J.; Schmand, B.A.; Cath, D.C.; Figee, M.; van den Munckhof, P.; de Haan, R.J.; Schuurman, P.R.; de Bie, R.M.A.

    BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess psychiatric and social outcome 12 months after bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus pars interna (GPi) and subthalamic nucleus (STN) for advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: We randomly assigned patients to receive GPi

  18. Psychiatric and social outcome after deep brain stimulation for advanced Parkinson's disease

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    Boel, Judith A.; Odekerken, Vincent J. J.; Geurtsen, Gert J.; Schmand, Ben A.; Cath, Danielle C.; Figee, Martijn; van den Munckhof, Pepijn; de Haan, Rob J.; Schuurman, P. Richard; de Bie, Rob M. A.; van Laar, Teus; van Dijk, J. Marc C.; Mosch, Arne; Hoffmann, Carel F. E.; Nijssen, Peter C. G.; Beute, Guus N.; van Vugt, Jeroen P. P.; Lenders, Mathieu W. P. M.; Contarino, M. Fiorella; Bour, Lo J.

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to assess psychiatric and social outcome 12 months after bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus pars interna (GPi) and subthalamic nucleus (STN) for advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). We randomly assigned patients to receive GPi DBS (n = 65) or STN

  19. Psychiatric and social outcome after deep brain stimulation for advanced Parkinson's disease

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    Boel, Judith A; Odekerken, Vincent J J; Geurtsen, Gert J; Schmand, Ben A; Cath, Danielle C; Figee, Martijn; van den Munckhof, Pepijn; de Haan, Rob J; Schuurman, P Richard; de Bie, Rob M A

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess psychiatric and social outcome 12 months after bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus pars interna (GPi) and subthalamic nucleus (STN) for advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: We randomly assigned patients to receive GPi

  20. New results from the Globus-M spherical tokamak

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    Gusev, V.K.; Ananiev, A.S.; Amoskov, V.M.

    2003-01-01

    New results from the Globus-M spherical tokamak are presented. High plasma current of 0.36 MA, high toroidal magnetic field of 0.55 T and other important plasma characteristics were achieved. Described are the operational space and plasma stability limits in the OH regime. The factors limiting operational space (MHD instabilities, runaway electrons, etc.) are discussed. New experiments on plasma fuelling are described. First results of experiments with a coaxial plasma gun injector are presented. Initial results of a plasma - wall interaction study are outlined. First results obtained with new diagnostic tools installed on the tokamak are presented. An auxiliary heating system test was performed. Preliminary results of simulations and experiments are given. (author)

  1. The increased risk of globus pharyngeus in patients with chronic thyroiditis: a case control study.

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    Karahatay, S; Ayan, A; Aydin, U; Ince, S; Emer, O; Alagoz, E

    2015-12-01

    A correlation between globus pharyngeus and thyroid gland inflammation has been mentioned in previous studies. However, the potential risk of globus pharyngeus in chronic thyroiditis patients has not been shown so far. The aim of this study is to investigate a possible association between chronic thyroiditis and globus pharyngeus. The study was performed in an ultrasound (US) center of a tertiary health care institution. Ninety-two patients who were under examination for suspected thyroid pathologies or undergoing follow-up for a previously diagnosed thyroid disease were enrolled in the study. The patients were divided into two groups according to the existence of globus symptoms. Subsequently, all patients underwent high-resolution thyroid ultrasounds. The patients whose ultrasound findings were suggestive of chronic thyroiditis constituted the second subgroup. The demographic data of the patients and other ultrasound findings including the volume of the thyroid glands and nodules, if any, were noted as well. Sixty-seven female (73%) and 25 male (27%) patients were enrolled in the study. Thirty-two (35%) of the 92 patients constituted the globus pharyngeus group according to their responses to the questionnaire and the US findings were concordant with chronic thyroiditis in 36 (39%) patients. The correlation between chronic thyroiditis and globus sensation was significant (p = 0.004), and the odds ratio was calculated as 3.7 (95% CI = 1.5-9.11). Other parameters including age, sex, thyroid volume and nodule status were not significantly related to globus pharyngeus in this particular patient series. In the presented study, the risk of globus pharyngeus occurrence was calculated as 3.7-fold higher in patients with chronic thyroiditis. Being a preliminary report, it is necessary to confirm this finding and understand the pathophysiological mechanism via further investigations with a larger patient series.

  2. Structural and biochemical characterization of a nitrilase from the thermophilic bacterium, Geobacillus pallidus RAPc8

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    Williamson, DS

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available . In common with the plant nitrilases, the recombinant G. pallidus RAPc8 enzyme produced both acid and amide products from nitrile substrates. Electron microscopy and image classification showed complexes having crescentlike, “c-shaped”, circular and “figure...

  3. Esophageal Sensorimotor Function and Psychological Factors Each Contribute to Symptom Severity in Globus Patients.

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    Rommel, Nathalie; Van Oudenhove, Lukas; Arts, Joris; Caenepeel, Philip; Tack, Jan; Pauwels, Ans

    2016-10-01

    Altered upper esophageal sphincter (UES) and esophageal body (EB) sensorimotor function and psychosocial factors may both be involved in symptom generation in globus, but their common impact is not yet assessed. The aim of the study is (1) to compare UES and EB sensitivity and compliance of globus patients with healthy controls (HC); (2) to study the association of globus symptom severity (GSS) with UES and EB sensitivity and compliance, UES motor function and psychosocial factors. In 58 globus patients, GSS, somatization, and anxiety disorders were determined using validated questionnaires. In 26 HC and 42/58 patients, UES and EB sensitivity and compliance were assessed twice using barostat measurements. UES function of 27 globus patients was evaluated using high-resolution manometry. Bivariate correlations and a general linear model tested the association of these factors with GSS. UES and EB compliance did not differ between globus patients and HC. Upon repeated distension, UES habituation was seen in both groups, whereas EB sensitization (23.3±1.3 vs. 19.5±1.5 mm Hg, Pdisorder (t=3.04, P=0.004), and post-traumatic stress severity (ρ=0.40, P=0.005) were associated with GSS. UES compliance and somatization were independently associated with GSS. A trend (P=0.061) was found for the association of GSS with change in EB compliance. UES compliance, change in EB compliance, and somatization explain 40% of the variance in GSS. This indicates that globus is a complex disorder of the brain-gut axis rather than a "psychosomatic" disorder or a peripheral esophageal disorder.

  4. GeoDataspaces: Simplifying Data Management Tasks with Globus

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    Malik, T.; Chard, K.; Tchoua, R. B.; Foster, I.

    2014-12-01

    Data and its management are central to modern scientific enterprise. Typically, geoscientists rely on observations and model output data from several disparate sources (file systems, RDBMS, spreadsheets, remote data sources). Integrated data management solutions that provide intuitive semantics and uniform interfaces, irrespective of the kind of data source are, however, lacking. Consequently, geoscientists are left to conduct low-level and time-consuming data management tasks, individually, and repeatedly for discovering each data source, often resulting in errors in handling. In this talk we will describe how the EarthCube GeoDataspace project is improving this situation for seismologists, hydrologists, and space scientists by simplifying some of the existing data management tasks that arise when developing computational models. We will demonstrate a GeoDataspace, bootstrapped with "geounits", which are self-contained metadata packages that provide complete description of all data elements associated with a model run, including input/output and parameter files, model executable and any associated libraries. Geounits link raw and derived data as well as associating provenance information describing how data was derived. We will discuss challenges in establishing geounits and describe machine learning and human annotation approaches that can be used for extracting and associating ad hoc and unstructured scientific metadata hidden in binary formats with data resources and models. We will show how geounits can improve search and discoverability of data associated with model runs. To support this model, we will describe efforts related towards creating a scalable metadata catalog that helps to maintain, search and discover geounits within the Globus network of accessible endpoints. This talk will focus on the issue of creating comprehensive personal inventories of data assets for computational geoscientists, and describe a publishing mechanism, which can be used to

  5. Association between swallow perception and esophageal bolus clearance in patients with globus sensation.

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    Chen, Chien-Lin; Yi, Chih-Hsun; Liu, Tso-Tsai

    2013-04-01

    Globus sensation is common, but its pathogenesis is not yet clear. Our purpose was to investigate subjective perception of swallowing and esophageal motility by combined multichannel intraluminal impedance and manometry (MII-EM) for patients with globus sensation. Combined MII-EM was performed for 25 globus patients and 15 healthy controls. Swallows were abnormal if hypocontractivity or simultaneous contractions occurred. Esophageal bolus transit was incomplete if bolus exit was not found at one or more of all measurement sites. Perception of each swallow was assessed by use of a standardized scoring system, and was enhanced if the score was >1. Few globus patients reported enhanced perception during viscous or solid swallows. Incomplete bolus transit and enhanced perception occurred similarly between viscous and solid boluses. Agreement between enhanced perception and proximal bolus clearance was greater during solid swallows (κ = 0.45, 95 % CI: 0.32-0.58) than during viscous swallows (κ = 0.13, 95 % CI: 0-0.25) (P perception and total bolus clearance was greater during solid swallows (κ = 0.46, 95 % CI: 0.34-0.58) than during viscous swallows (κ = 0.11, 95 % CI: 0-0.22) (P perception is uncommon in patients with globus sensation, although there is a significant association between enhanced esophageal perception and solid bolus clearance. Application of a solid bolus may help better delineation of the interrelationship between the subjective perception of bolus passage and the objective measurement of bolus clearance.

  6. Globus Nexus: A Platform-as-a-Service Provider of Research Identity, Profile, and Group Management.

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    Chard, Kyle; Lidman, Mattias; McCollam, Brendan; Bryan, Josh; Ananthakrishnan, Rachana; Tuecke, Steven; Foster, Ian

    2016-03-01

    Globus Nexus is a professionally hosted Platform-as-a-Service that provides identity, profile and group management functionality for the research community. Many collaborative e-Science applications need to manage large numbers of user identities, profiles, and groups. However, developing and maintaining such capabilities is often challenging given the complexity of modern security protocols and requirements for scalable, robust, and highly available implementations. By outsourcing this functionality to Globus Nexus, developers can leverage best-practice implementations without incurring development and operations overhead. Users benefit from enhanced capabilities such as identity federation, flexible profile management, and user-oriented group management. In this paper we present Globus Nexus, describe its capabilities and architecture, summarize how several e-Science applications leverage these capabilities, and present results that characterize its scalability, reliability, and availability.

  7. The role of transnasal oesophagoscopy in the management of globus pharyngeus and non-progressive dysphagia.

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    Sanyaolu, L N; Jemah, A; Stew, B; Ingrams, D R

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Transnasal oesophagoscopy is a relatively new method of examining the upper aerodigestive tract via the nasal passage as an outpatient procedure without the need for sedation. It has been shown to be a well tolerated, safe and accurate technique, that can therefore be used in the investigation of patients thought to have globus pharyngeus and other non sinister causes of dysphagia. Methods A total of 150 consecutive patients undergoing transnasal oesophagoscopy were analysed retrospectively. Results The main indications for this procedure were non-progressive dysphagia (n=68, 45%) and globus pharyngeus (n=60, 40%). Transnasal oesophagoscopy was normal in 65% of patients and 42% of patients were discharged from clinic at the same appointment with no further investigation. The most common positive findings were laryngeal erythema (13%) and oesophagitis (10%). Conclusions Transnasal oesophagoscopy is a useful adjunct to the management of patients with the symptoms of globus pharyngeus and non-progressive dysphagia.

  8. Globus Nexus: A Platform-as-a-Service provider of research identity, profile, and group management

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    Chard, Kyle; Lidman, Mattias; McCollam, Brendan; Bryan, Josh; Ananthakrishnan, Rachana; Tuecke, Steven; Foster, Ian

    2016-03-01

    Globus Nexus is a professionally hosted Platform-as-a-Service that provides identity, profile and group management functionality for the research community. Many collaborative e-Science applications need to manage large numbers of user identities, profiles, and groups. However, developing and maintaining such capabilities is often challenging given the complexity of modern security protocols and requirements for scalable, robust, and highly available implementations. By outsourcing this functionality to Globus Nexus, developers can leverage best-practice implementations without incurring development and operations overhead. Users benefit from enhanced capabilities such as identity federation, flexible profile management, and user-oriented group management. In this paper we present Globus Nexus, describe its capabilities and architecture, summarize how several e-Science applications leverage these capabilities, and present results that characterize its scalability, reliability, and availability.

  9. Production and characterization of a new antibacterial peptide obtained from Aeribacillus pallidus SAT4

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    Muhammad, Syed Aun; Ahmed, Safia

    2015-01-01

    A novel thermophilic bacterial strain of the genus Aeribacillus was isolated from Thar Dessert Pakistan. This strain showed significant antibacterial activity against Micrococcus luteus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The strain coded as ‘SAT4’ resembled with Aeribacillus pallidus in the morphological, biochemical and molecular tests. The production of antibacterial metabolites by SAT4 was optimized. These active metabolites were precipitated by 50% ammonium sulphate and p...

  10. Characterization and emulsifying property of a novel bioemulsifier by Aeribacillus pallidus YM-1.

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    Zheng, C; Li, Z; Su, J; Zhang, R; Liu, C; Zhao, M

    2012-07-01

      Biosurfactants and bioemulsifiers commonly have the advantages of biodegradability, low toxicity, selectivity and biocompatibility over chemically synthesized surfactants. The goal of the study is to present a novel bioemulsifier with great application potential.   Aeribacillus pallidus YM-1, isolated from crude oil contaminated soil, was found to produce a novel high molecular bioemulsifier with an emulsification index of 60 ± 1% without remarkable surface tension reduction (45·7 ± 0·1 mN m(-1) ). The number-average molecular weight was determined as 526 369 Da by gel permeation chromatography analysis. Bioemulsifier was subjected to FT-IR and a complex of carbohydrates (41·1%), lipids (47·6%) and proteins (11·3%) was determined.   The bioemulsifier of A. pallidus YM-1 was isolated from the glucose-based culture medium and characterized with the help of chemical analytical techniques. The bioemulsifier exhibited a promising emulsifying property for biotechnology application potential in bioremediation and microbial enhanced oil recovery.   This is the first report of the bioemulsifier production by A. pallidus. The potential emulsifying activity of the bioemulsifier in the present study may be explored in various biotechnological and industrial applications. © 2012 The Authors. Journal of Applied Microbiology © 2012 The Society for Applied Microbiology.

  11. Biofilm characteristics and evaluation of the sanitation procedures of thermophilic Aeribacillus pallidus E334 biofilms.

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    Kilic, Tugba; Karaca, Basar; Ozel, Beste Piril; Ozcan, Birgul; Cokmus, Cumhur; Coleri Cihan, Arzu

    2017-04-01

    The ability of Aeribacillus pallidus E334 to produce pellicle and form a biofilm was studied. Optimal biofilm formation occurred at 60 °C, pH 7.5 and 1.5% NaCl. Extra polymeric substances (EPS) were composed of proteins and eDNA (21.4 kb). E334 formed biofilm on many surfaces, but mostly preferred polypropylene and glass. Using CLSM analysis, the network-like structure of the EPS was observed. The A. pallidus biofilm had a novel eDNA content. DNaseI susceptibility (86.8% removal) of eDNA revealed its importance in mature biofilms, but the purified eDNA was resistant to DNaseI, probably due to its extended folding outside the matrix. Among 15 cleaning agents, biofilms could be removed with alkaline protease and sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS). The removal of cells from polypropylene and biomass on glass was achieved with combined SDS/alkaline protease treatment. Strong A. pallidus biofilms could cause risks for industrial processes and abiotic surfaces must be taken into consideration in terms of sanitation procedures.

  12. Planejamento das Atividades de Auditoria Interna na UFSC

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    Platt Neto, Orion Augusto; Vieira, Audí Luiz

    2006-01-01

    Este artigo aborda o planejamento das unidades de auditoria interna que integram o sistema de controle interno do Poder Executivo Federal junto às instituições Federais de Ensino Superior (IFES). O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar noções e instrumentos do planejamento das atividades nas unidades de auditoria interna vinculadas às IFES. Neste sentido, apresenta-se o embasamento normativo, as competências e as atividades das unidades de auditoria interna. Para auxiliar a consec...

  13. More than Just Fun and Games: BSG and Glo-Bus as Strategic Education Instruments

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    Karriker, Joy H.; Aaron, Joshua R.

    2014-01-01

    Simulations like the BSG and Glo-Bus allow students the opportunity to practice their integrated, strategic management skills in a relatively risk-free environment or "live case." We review these games and address their strengths, along with the challenges associated with their classroom application. Because of their sound designs and…

  14. Pathophysiology and treatment of patients with globus sensation ―from the viewpoint of esophageal motility dysfunction―

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    Manabe, Noriaki; Tsutsui, Hideaki; Kusunoki, Hiroaki; Hata, Jiro; Haruma, Ken

    2014-01-01

    "Globus sensation" is often described as the sensation of a lump in the throat associated with dry swallowing or the need for dry swallowing, which disappears completely during eating or drinking and for which no organic cause can be established. Due to the uncertain etiology of "globus sensation", it remains difficult to establish standard treatment strategies for affected patients. Lately most attention has been focused on gastroesophageal reflux disease and several reports have indicated that there is a close relationship between esophageal acid reflux and globus sensation. Nowadays, empirical therapy with a high dose of a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) is considered to be indicated for patients with globus sensation, after excluding organic diseases such as pharyngeal cancer, Zenker's diverticulum, or thyroid enlargement. If patients are nonresponsive to PPI therapy, evaluation of esophageal motility should be done. In our recent study, 47.9% had abnormal esophageal motility, with the most common esophageal motility abnormality being an ineffective esophageal motility in PPI-resistant patients with globus sensation. This suggests that prokinetics alone or adding prokinetics to PPI should be the treatment to be considered, although few studies have investigated the efficacy of prokinetics in the treatment of patients with globus sensation. If patients without any esophageal motility dysfunctions are nonresponsive to PPI therapy, either cognitive-behavioral therapy, anti-depressants, or gabapentin could be helpful, although further well-designed, randomized controlled large-scale studies will be necessary to determine the effectiveness of each treatment strategy on patients with globus sensation. PMID:26081369

  15. A prospective cohort-study of 122 adult patients presenting to an otolaryngologist's office with globus pharyngeus

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    Rasmussen, Eva Rye; Schnack, Didde Traerup; Ravn, Andreas Tomaas

    2018-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To investigate the epidemiology of globus pharyngeus in adult patients presenting to the otolaryngologist's office. Also the predictors of persisting symptoms, prevalence of anxiety and the effect of clinical assessment were analyzed. DESIGN: This was a prospective cohort study. Follow......-up was done using a postal questionnaire. SETTING: One otolaryngologists' office comprising three medical doctors. PARTICIPANTS: 122 consecutive globus patients presenting to one otolaryngology office in a one-year period. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Globus incidence, gender- and age-distribution, predictors...... of persisting symptoms and the patient's health related concerns. RESULTS: 3.8% of first-time visits were regarding globus. The mean age was 48 years [range 20-88 y] and a female predominance was found (ratio 1.49). 84% experienced anxiety, mainly due to fear of cancer. The most common pathological findings...

  16. Plasma heating and fuelling in the Globus-M spherical tokamak

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    Gusev, V.K.; Barsukov, A.G.; Belyakov, V.A.

    2005-01-01

    The results of the last two years of plasma investigations at Globus-M are presented. Described are improvements helping to achieve high performance OH plasmas, which are used as the target for auxiliary heating and fuelling experiments. Increased energy content, high beta poloidal and good confinement are reported. Experiments on NBI plasma heating with a wide range of plasma parameters were performed. Some results are presented and analyzed. Experiments on RF plasma heating in the frequency range of fundamental ion cyclotron harmonics are described. In some experiments which were performed for the first time in spherical tokamaks, promising results were achieved. Noticeable ion heating was recorded at low launched power and a high concentration of hydrogen minority in deuterium plasmas. Simulations of RF wave absorption are briefly discussed. Described also are modification of the plasma gun and test-stand experiments. Fuelling experiments performed at Globus-M are discussed. (author)

  17. Videofluoroscopy of the pharynx and esophagus in patients with globus pharyngis. Comparison with static radiography

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    Schober, E.; Schima, W.; Pokieser, P.

    1995-01-01

    The symptom is associated with a multitude of pharyngoesophageal abnormalities. Our study compares the diagnostic yield of videofluoroscopy to that of static radiography in patients suffering from globus pharnygis. A total of 150 consecutive patients complaining of a lump in the throat, but without evidence of dysphagia, were studied in a standardized fashion with both methods. Videofluoroscopy combined with static radiography revealed morphological or functional abnormalities in 75% of our patients. The combination of the two methods yielded significantly more abnormalities in the pharynx and esophagus than videofluoroscopy or static radiography alone. Esophageal motor disorders, pharyngoesophageal sphincter dysfunction and pharyngeal residue of contrast material proved to be the most common abnormalities. In conclusion, videofluoroscopy combined with static radiography is mandatory in the radiological assessment of patients suffering from the globus sensation. (orig.) [de

  18. Using Globus GridFTP to Transfer and Share Big Data | Poster

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    By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer, and Mark Wance, Guest Writer; photo by Richard Frederickson, Staff Photographer Transferring big data, such as the genomics data delivered to customers from the Center for Cancer Research Sequencing Facility (CCR SF), has been difficult in the past because the transfer systems have not kept pace with the size of the data. However, the situation is changing as a result of the Globus GridFTP project.

  19. Integration of Globus Online with the ATLAS PanDA Workload Management System

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    The PanDA Workload Management System is the basis for distributed production and analysis for the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. In this role, it relies on sophisticated dynamic data movement facilities developed in ATLAS. In certain scenarios, such as small research teams in ATLAS Tier-3 sites and non-ATLAS Virtual Organizations, the overhead of installation and operation of these components makes their use not very cost effective. Globus Online is an emerging new tool from the Globus Alliance, which already proved popular within the research community. It provides the users with fast and robust file transfer capabilities that can also be managed from a Web interface, and in addition to grid sites, can have individual workstations and laptops serving as data transmission endpoints. We will describe the integration of the Globus Online functionality into the PanDA suite of software, in order to give more flexibility in choosing the method of data transfer to ATLAS Tier-3 and OSG users.

  20. Integration of Globus Online with the ATLAS PanDA Workload Management System

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    Contreras, C; Deng, W; Maeno, T; Potekhin, M; Nilsson, P

    2012-01-01

    The PanDA Workload Management System is the basis for distributed production and analysis for the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. In this role, it relies on sophisticated dynamic data movement facilities developed in ATLAS. In certain scenarios, such as small research teams in ATLAS Tier-3 sites and non-ATLAS Virtual Organizations, the overhead of installation and operation of these components makes their use not very cost effective. Globus Online is an emerging new tool from the Globus Alliance, which already proved popular within the research community. It provides the users with fast and robust file transfer capabilities that can also be managed from a Web interface, and in addition to grid sites, can have individual workstations and laptops serving as data transmission endpoints. We will describe the integration of the Globus Online functionality into the PanDA suite of software, in order to give more flexibility in choosing the method of data transfer to ATLAS Tier-3 and Open Science Grid (OSG) users.

  1. Plasma jet source parameter optimisation and experiments on injection into Globus-M spherical tokamak

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    Gusev, V.K.; Petrov, Yu.V.; Sakharov, N.V.; Semenov, A.A.; Voronin, A.V.

    2005-01-01

    Results of theoretical and experimental research on the plasma sources and injection of plasma and gas jet produced by the modified source into tokamak Globus-M are presented. An experimental test stand was developed for investigation of intense plasma jet generation. Optimisation of pulsed coaxial accelerator parameters by means of analytical calculations is performed with the aim of achieving the highest flow velocity at limited coaxial electrode length and discharge current. The optimal parameters of power supply to generate a plasma jet with minimal impurity contamination and maximum flow velocity were determined. A comparison of experimental and calculation results is made. Plasma jet parameters are measured, such as: impurity species content, pressure distribution across the jet, flow velocity, plasma density, etc. Experiments on the interaction of a higher kinetic energy plasma jet with the magnetic field and plasma of the Globus-M tokamak were performed. Experimental results on plasma and gas jet injection into different Globus-M discharge phases are presented and discussed. Results are presented on the investigation of plasma jet injection as the source for discharge breakdown, plasma current startup and initial density rise. (author)

  2. Role of transnasal flexible laryngo-oesophagoscopy (TNFLO) in investigating patients with globus symptoms.

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    Mohammed, H; Coates, M; Masterson, L; Chan, W Y; Hassan, Y; Nassif, R

    2017-12-01

    To explore the rationale for investigating patients presenting with globus symptoms. In this regard, we also assess the efficacy and safety of transnasal flexible laryngo-oesophagoscopy (TNFLO). A prospective study in a head and neck cancer centre of patients with persistent globus symptoms with normal flexible nasoendoscopy/indirect mirror laryngoscopy and failure of first-line medical treatment. The role of TNFLO in investigating these patients was assessed. A total of 218 patients were recruited in this study. Positive findings included upper aerodigestive cancers in two patients, other pathologies included reflux (four patients), cricopharyngeus-related pathologies (19 patients), candida (five patients). There were only five re-referrals of patients who were discharged following normal examination with TNFLO. In nine patients, TNFLO could not be completed and they went on to have other diagnostic procedures CONCLUSION: This article is the largest to date in the UK to assess the role of TNFLO in investigating patients with globus symptoms. TNFLO is equal to rigid endoscopy as a diagnostic tool. However, it is superior in terms of image clarity, ability to record video images and safety. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  3. Production and properties of two novel exopolysaccharides synthesized by a thermophilic bacterium Aeribacillus pallidus 418.

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    Radchenkova, Nadja; Vassilev, Spasen; Panchev, Ivan; Anzelmo, Gianluca; Tomova, Iva; Nicolaus, Barbara; Kuncheva, Margarita; Petrov, Kaloyan; Kambourova, Margarita

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    Synthesis of innovative exocellular polysaccharides (EPSs) was reported for few thermophilic microorganisms as one of the mechanisms for surviving at high temperature. Thermophilic aerobic spore-forming bacteria able to produce exopolysaccharides were isolated from hydrothermal springs in Bulgaria. They were referred to four species, such as Aeribacillus pallidus, Geobacillus toebii, Brevibacillus thermoruber, and Anoxybacillus kestanbolensis. The highest production was established for the strain 418, whose phylogenetic and phenotypic properties referred it to the species A. pallidus. Maltose and NH4Cl were observed to be correspondingly the best carbon and nitrogen sources and production yield was increased more than twofold in the process of culture condition optimization. After purification of the polymer fraction, a presence of two different EPSs, electroneutral EPS 1 and negatively charged EPS 2, in a relative weight ratio 3:2.2 was established. They were heteropolysaccharides consisting of unusual high variety of sugars (six for EPS 1 and seven for EPS 2). Six of the sugars were common for both EPSs. The main sugar in EPS 1 was mannose (69.3 %); smaller quantities of glucose (11.2 %), galactosamine (6.3 %), glucosamine (5.4 %), galactose (4.7 %), and ribose (2.9 %) were also identified. The main sugar in EPS 2 was also mannose (33.9 %), followed by galactose (17.9 %), glucose (15.5 %), galactosamine (11.7 %), glucosamine (8.1 %), ribose (5.3 %), and arabinose (4.9 %). Both polymers showed high molecular weight and high thermostability.

  4. DNA-binding properties of the Bacillus subtilis and Aeribacillus pallidus AC6 σ(D) proteins.

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    Sevim, Elif; Gaballa, Ahmed; Beldüz, A Osman; Helmann, John D

    2011-01-01

    σ(D) proteins from Aeribacillus pallidus AC6 and Bacillus subtilis bound specifically, albeit weakly, to promoter DNA even in the absence of core RNA polymerase. Binding required a conserved CG motif within the -10 element, and this motif is known to be recognized by σ region 2.4 and critical for promoter activity.

  5. DNA-Binding Properties of the Bacillus subtilis and Aeribacillus pallidus AC6 σD Proteins▿

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    Sevim, Elif; Gaballa, Ahmed; Beldüz, A. Osman; Helmann, John D.

    2011-01-01

    σD proteins from Aeribacillus pallidus AC6 and Bacillus subtilis bound specifically, albeit weakly, to promoter DNA even in the absence of core RNA polymerase. Binding required a conserved CG motif within the −10 element, and this motif is known to be recognized by σ region 2.4 and critical for promoter activity. PMID:21097624

  6. Genome Sequence of Aeribacillus pallidus Strain GS3372, an Endospore-Forming Bacterium Isolated in a Deep Geothermal Reservoir

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    Sevasti Filippidou; Marion Jaussi; Thomas Junier; Tina Wunderlin; Nicole Jeanneret; Simona Regenspurg; Po-E Li; Chien-Chi Lo; Shannon Johnson; Kim McMurry; Cheryl D. Gleasner; Momchilo Vuyisich; Patrick S. Chain; Pilar Junier

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    The genome of strain GS3372 is the first publicly available strain of Aeribacillus pallidus. This endospore-forming thermophilic strain was isolated from a deep geothermal reservoir. The availability of this genome can contribute to the clarification of the taxonomy of the closely related Anoxybacillus, Geobacillus, and Aeribacillus genera.

  7. DNA-Binding Properties of the Bacillus subtilis and Aeribacillus pallidus AC6 σD Proteins▿

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    Sevim, Elif; Gaballa, Ahmed; Beldüz, A. Osman; Helmann, John D.

    2010-01-01

    σD proteins from Aeribacillus pallidus AC6 and Bacillus subtilis bound specifically, albeit weakly, to promoter DNA even in the absence of core RNA polymerase. Binding required a conserved CG motif within the −10 element, and this motif is known to be recognized by σ region 2.4 and critical for promoter activity.

  8. Genome Sequence of Aeribacillus pallidus Strain GS3372, an Endospore-Forming Bacterium Isolated in a Deep Geothermal Reservoir.

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    Filippidou, Sevasti; Jaussi, Marion; Junier, Thomas; Wunderlin, Tina; Jeanneret, Nicole; Regenspurg, Simona; Li, Po-E; Lo, Chien-Chi; Johnson, Shannon; McMurry, Kim; Gleasner, Cheryl D; Vuyisich, Momchilo; Chain, Patrick S; Junier, Pilar

    2015-08-27

    The genome of strain GS3372 is the first publicly available strain of Aeribacillus pallidus. This endospore-forming thermophilic strain was isolated from a deep geothermal reservoir. The availability of this genome can contribute to the clarification of the taxonomy of the closely related Anoxybacillus, Geobacillus, and Aeribacillus genera. Copyright © 2015 Filippidou et al.

  9. Muscular system in interna of Peltogaster paguri (Rhizocephala: Peltogastridae).

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    Miroliubov, Aleksei A

    2017-03-01

    Rhizocephalan parasites have a peculiar life cycle, and their adults lost almost all traits found usually in Crustacea. Despite some data on anatomy and ultrastructure of interna of Peltogastridae, some crucial aspects of morphology are still unknown. For example, there is only one mentioning of myocytes found in interna of Rhizocephalans (Sacculina carcini). So we aimed at studying the muscular system of the interna of Peltogaster paguri using serial histological sectioning and fluorescent staining (TRITC-labeled phalloidin) with confocal microscopy. Within the wall of the main trunk we found striated muscular fibers. The majority of these fibers form a unidirectional single spiral. There are additional small fibers that connect the coils of the large spiral. The density of muscular fibers is highest near the externa stalk, and the number of muscle fibers decreases towards the distal part of the main trunk. We suggest that such a muscular system could provide peristaltic movements of the main trunk and the transport of nutrients through the interna. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Diet, digestion, and food preferences of Galapagos land iguanas. [Conolophus pallidus

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    Christian, K.A.; Tracy, C.R.; Porter, W.P.

    1984-01-01

    The choice of food types and the length of time food passed through the gastrointestinal tract were determined in free-ranging Conolophus pallidus on Isla Santa Fe, Galapogos throughout the year. Natural foods were analyzed for energy, percent cellulose, percent nitrogen, and calcium as indices of the quality of food. Foods of highest quality were found to be among the preferred foods, but not all preferred foods were of high quality with respect to the nutrients measured. Passage time of food through the gastrointestinal tract, digestive efficiency, and digestion of cellulose were determined on captive Conolophus subcristatus. Ability to digest cellulose and digestive efficiency varied among five caged iguanas. Intra- and interspecific variabilities in digestive capacities result from variability in ecological factors, and interspecific variability among iguanines probably reflects differences in colic anatomy and the ability to absorb nutrients from the hindgut. 23 references, 4 tables.

  11. [Detection of a higher incidence of pathologic somatic findings in globus sensation by use of high frequency cinematography].

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    Hannig, C; Wuttge-Hannig, A; Bockmeyer, M

    1987-07-01

    Since December 1984 303 patients have undergone examination in our Multidisciplinary Consultation Service for Swallowing Disorders; 117 of them were suffering from typical globus symptoms. We were able to increase the yield of detection of organic lesions by use of the technique of 35 mm film cineradiography with a rate of 50 frames/s. Frame-by-frame analysis and computer-assisted evaluation showed that 80% of the patients with globus symptoms suffered from one or more underlying organic diseases, which could often be treated later with success. We found an increased incidence of early hypopharyngeal diverticula, webs, and motility disorders of the upper esophageal sphincter often associated with gastro-esophageal reflux or weakness of the pharyngeal wall. Cineradiography proved to be a very important tool in the analysis of the pharyngeal swallow in globus pharyngis.

  12. High kinetic energy plasma jet generation and its injection into the Globus-M spherical tokamak

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    Voronin, A.V.; Gusev, V.K.; Petrov, Yu.V.; Sakharov, N.V.; Abramova, K.B.; Sklyarova, E.M.; Tolstyakov, S.Yu.

    2005-01-01

    Progress in the theoretical and experimental development of the plasma jet source and injection of hydrogen plasma and neutral gas jets into the Globus-M spherical tokamak is discussed. An experimental test bed is described for investigation of intense plasma jets that are generated by a double-stage plasma gun consisting of an intense source for neutral gas production and a conventional pulsed coaxial accelerator. A procedure for optimizing the accelerator parameters so as to achieve the maximum possible flow velocity with a limited discharge current and a reasonable length of the coaxial electrodes is presented. The calculations are compared with experiment. Plasma jet parameters, among them pressure distribution across the jet, flow velocity, plasma density, etc, were measured. Plasma jets with densities of up to 10 22 m -3 , total numbers of accelerated particles (1-5) x 10 19 , and flow velocities of 50-100 km s -1 were successfully injected into the plasma column of the Globus-M tokamak. Interferometric and Thomson scattering measurements confirmed deep jet penetration and a fast density rise ( 19 to 1 x 10 19 ) did not result in plasma degradation

  13. Rikkunshito improves globus sensation in patients with proton-pump inhibitor-refractory laryngopharyngeal reflux.

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    Tokashiki, Ryoji; Okamoto, Isaku; Funato, Nobutoshi; Suzuki, Mamoru

    2013-08-21

    To investigate the effect of rikkunshito on laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms and gastric emptying in patients with proton-pump inhibitor (PPI)-refractory LPR. In total, 22 patients with LPR were enrolled. Following a 2-wk treatment with PPI monotherapy, PPI-refractory LPR patients were randomly divided into two treatment groups (rikkunshito alone or rikkunshito plus the PPI, lansoprazole). LPR symptoms were assessed using a visual analog scale (VAS) score, gastrointestinal symptoms were assessed using the gastrointestinal symptom rating scale (GSRS), and gastric emptying was assessed using the radio-opaque marker method prior to and 4 wk following treatments. The 4-wk treatment with rikkunshito alone and with rikkunshito plus the PPI significantly decreased the globus sensation VAS scores. The VAS score for sore throat was significantly decreased following treatment with rikkunshito plus PPI but not by rikkunshito alone. Neither treatment significantly changed the GSRS scores. Rikkunshito improved delayed gastric emptying. We found a significant positive correlation between improvements in globus sensation and in gastric emptying (r² = 0.4582, P sensation in patients with PPI-refractory LPR, in part, because of stimulation of gastric emptying. Thus, rikkunshito is an effective treatment for PPI-refractory LPR.

  14. Envenomation by neotropical Opisthoglyphous colubrid Thamnodynastes cf. pallidus Linné, 1758 (Serpentes:Colubridae in Venezuela Envenenamiento por la colubrida opistoglifa Thamnodynastes cf. pallidus Linné, 1758 (Serpentes:Colubridae en Venezuela

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    Full Text Available This is a case report of a "non-venomous" snake bite in a herpetologist observed at the Sciences Faculty of the Universidad de los Andes (Mérida, Venezuela. The patient was bitten on the middle finger of the left hand, and shows signs of pronounced local manifestations of envenomation such as bleeding from the tooth imprint, swelling and warmth. He was treated with local care, analgesics, and steroids. He was dismissed from the hospital and observed at home during five days with marked improvement of envenomation. The snake was brought to the medical consult and identified as a Thamnodynastes cf. pallidus specimen. This report represents the first T. pallidus accident described in a human.Se reporta un caso de una mordedura de serpiente "no venenosa", en un herpetólogo observado en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad de los Andes (Mérida, Venezuela. El paciente fue mordido en el dedo medio de la mano izquierda, mostrando pronunciados signos locales de sangramiento por la impronta ocasionada por los dientes de la serpiente, edema y calor local. El paciente fue tratado con cuidados locales, analgésicos y esteroides. Fue dado de alta del hospital y observado en el hogar durante 5 días, con marcada mejoría del envenenamiento. La serpiente fue traída a la consulta médica e identificada como un espécimen de Thamnodynastes cf. pallidus. Este es el primer caso humano descrito, ocasionado por un T. pallidus.

  15. A multilevel approach to examining cephalopod growth using Octopus pallidus as a model.

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    Semmens, Jayson; Doubleday, Zoë; Hoyle, Kate; Pecl, Gretta

    2011-08-15

    Many aspects of octopus growth dynamics are poorly understood, particularly in relation to sub-adult or adult growth, muscle fibre dynamics and repro-somatic investment. The growth of 5 month old Octopus pallidus cultured in the laboratory was investigated under three temperature regimes over a 12 week period: seasonally increasing temperatures (14-18°C); seasonally decreasing temperatures (18-14°C); and a constant temperature mid-way between seasonal peaks (16°C). Differences in somatic growth at the whole-animal level, muscle tissue structure and rate of gonad development were investigated. Continuous exponential growth was observed, both at a group and at an individual level, and there was no detectable effect of temperature on whole-animal growth rate. Juvenile growth rate (from 1 to 156 days) was also monitored prior to the controlled experiment; exponential growth was observed, but at a significantly faster rate than in the older experimental animals, suggesting that O. pallidus exhibit a double-exponential two-phase growth pattern. There was considerable variability in size-at-age even between individuals growing under identical thermal regimes. Animals exposed to seasonally decreasing temperatures exhibited a higher rate of gonad development compared with animals exposed to increasing temperatures; however, this did not coincide with a detectable decline in somatic growth rate or mantle condition. The ongoing production of new mitochondria-poor and mitochondria-rich muscle fibres (hyperplasia) was observed, indicated by a decreased or stable mean muscle fibre diameter concurrent with an increase in whole-body size. Animals from both seasonal temperature regimes demonstrated higher rates of new mitochondria-rich fibre generation relative to those from the constant temperature regime, but this difference was not reflected in a difference in growth rate at the whole-body level. This is the first study to record ongoing hyperplasia in the muscle tissue of an

  16. Suitability of the alkalistable carbonic anhydrase from a polyextremophilic bacterium Aeribacillus pallidus TSHB1 in biomimetic carbon sequestration.

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    Bose, Himadri; Satyanarayana, T

    2016-10-01

    Carbonic anhydrase (CA) was produced from the polyextremophilic (halotolerant, moderately thermophilic and alkaliphilic) bacterium Aeribacillus pallidus TSHB1 isolated from water and sediment samples of Choti Anhoni hot spring of Pipariya, Madhya Pradesh (India), is being reported to be suitable for carbon sequestration. Growth and CA production were inhibited at higher CO2 concentration (5-10 %). Under optimized culture variables (tryptone 0.8 %, yeast extract 0.08 %, glucose 1 %, micronutrient solution 1 %, inoculums size 1.10 %, agitation 200 at pH 8, and temperature 55 °C), 3.7-fold higher CA production was attained than that under unoptimized conditions. The zymogram analysis of the partially purified CA revealed an activity band corresponding to 32 kDa. The enzyme is stable in the pH range between 8.0 and 11.0 with T 1/2 of 40, 15, and 8 min at 60, 70, and 80 °C, respectively. The CA of A. pallidus displayed a marked enhancement in the rate of CaCO3 precipitation from aqueous CO2. The CA-aided formation of CaCO3 was 42.5 mg mg(-1) protein. Scanning electron microscopy revealed the formation of rhomboid calcite crystals. This is the first report on the production and applicability of CA from the polyextremophilic A. pallidus in carbon sequestration.

  17. Production and characterization of a new antibacterial peptide obtained from Aeribacillus pallidus SAT4

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A novel thermophilic bacterial strain of the genus Aeribacillus was isolated from Thar Dessert Pakistan. This strain showed significant antibacterial activity against Micrococcus luteus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The strain coded as ‘SAT4’ resembled with Aeribacillus pallidus in the morphological, biochemical and molecular tests. The production of antibacterial metabolites by SAT4 was optimized. These active metabolites were precipitated by 50% ammonium sulphate and purified through sephadex G-75 gel permeation chromatography and reverse phase HPLC. The molecular weight of 37 kDa was examined by SDS-PAGE. The structural elucidation of the purified product was studied by FTIR, 1H and 13C NMR. The X-ray diffractions study showed that the crystals belonged to the primitive orthorhombic lattice (a = 12.137, b = 13.421, c = 14.097 Å and 3D structure (proposed name: Aeritracin was determined. This new peptide antibacterial molecule can get a position in pharmaceutical and biotechnological industrial research.

  18. Physiological and ecological consequences of sleeping-site selection by the Galapagos land iguana (Conolophus pallidus)

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    Christian, K.A.; Tracy, C.R.

    1984-01-01

    Field observations and biophysical models were combined to analyze sleeping-site selection by Galapagos land iguanas (Conolophus pallidus). Iguanas slept in different kinds of sleeping sites during different seasons. In the coolest season (garua), adult land iguanas were found in sleeping sites that were warmer than the coolest sites available. This may be because the garua season (cool, overcast, and foggy) is a time when environmental conditions mitigate against rapid warm-up in the mornings, so lizards may regulate nighttime body temperatures so that it is easier to warm up to preferred daytime body temperatures. In the warmest season, adult iguanas were found in the coolest sleeping sites available. This observation is consistent with hypotheses of voluntary hypothermia, which can be advantageous in energy conservation and in avoiding detrimental effects associated with maintenance of constant body temperatures throughout the day and night. Juvenile iguanas were found sleeping in rock crevices regardless of the ambient thermal environments. Such sites are likely to be important as refugia for this life stage, which, unlike the adult stage, is vulnerable to predation. It was concluded that selection of sleeping sites is a process that may help in avoidance of predation, optimization of body temperature at the end of the sleeping period, and reduction of metabolic costs during sleeping. The importance of some of these factors may change with the thermal milieu (e.g., season).

  19. Role of urea in the postprandial urine concentration cycle of the insectivorous bat Antrozous pallidus.

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    Bassett, John E

    2004-02-01

    Insectivorous bats, which feed once daily, produce maximally concentrated urine only after feeding. The role of urea as an osmolyte in this process was investigated in pallid bats (Antrozous pallidus) in the laboratory. Following a 24-h fast, plasma and urine were sampled before and 2 h after feeding in postprandial (PP) animals and before and 2 h after similar treatment without feeding in nonfed (NF) animals. Food consumption by PP animals and handling of NF animals had no effect on blood water content as measured by hematocrit and plasma oncotic pressure. Food consumption increased both plasma osmolality (P(osm)) and plasma urea (P(urea)) by as much as 15%. Food consumption also increased urine osmolality (U(osm)) and urine urea (U(urea)) by 50-100%. Feeding increased U(osm) regardless of changes in P(osm), and elevation of U(osm) resulted primarily from increased U(urea). In NF bats, P(osm) and P(urea) were unchanged, while U(osm) and U(urea) increased by as much as 25%. Again, increased U(osm) resulted primarily from increased U(urea). The PP urine concentration cycle of pallid bats resulted from increased urea excretion in response to apparent rapid urea synthesis. Bats rapidly metabolized protein and excreted urea following feeding when body water was most plentiful.

  20. Production and characterization of a new antibacterial peptide obtained from Aeribacillus pallidus SAT4.

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    Muhammad, Syed Aun; Ahmed, Safia

    2015-12-01

    A novel thermophilic bacterial strain of the genus Aeribacillus was isolated from Thar Dessert Pakistan. This strain showed significant antibacterial activity against Micrococcus luteus , Staphylococcus aureus , and Pseudomonas aerugin osa. The strain coded as 'SAT4' resembled with Aeribacillus pallidus in the morphological, biochemical and molecular tests. The production of antibacterial metabolites by SAT4 was optimized. These active metabolites were precipitated by 50% ammonium sulphate and purified through sephadex G-75 gel permeation chromatography and reverse phase HPLC. The molecular weight of 37 kDa was examined by SDS-PAGE. The structural elucidation of the purified product was studied by FTIR, 1 H and 13 C NMR. The X-ray diffractions study showed that the crystals belonged to the primitive orthorhombic lattice ( a  = 12.137, b  = 13.421, c  = 14.097 Å) and 3D structure (proposed name: Aeritracin) was determined. This new peptide antibacterial molecule can get a position in pharmaceutical and biotechnological industrial research.

  1. Characterization of a novel protease from Aeribacillus pallidus strain VP3 with potential biotechnological interest.

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    Mechri, Sondes; Ben Elhoul Berrouina, Mouna; Omrane Benmrad, Maroua; Zaraî Jaouadi, Nadia; Rekik, Hatem; Moujehed, Emna; Chebbi, Alif; Sayadi, Sami; Chamkha, Mohamed; Bejar, Samir; Jaouadi, Bassem

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    The present study investigates the purification and physico-chemical characterization of an extracellular protease from the Aeribacillus pallidus strain VP3 previously isolated from a geothermal oil-field (Sfax, Tunisia). The maximum protease activity recorded after 22h of incubation at 45°C was 3000U/ml. Pure enzyme, designated as SPVP, was obtained after ammonium sulfate fractionation (40-60%)-dialysis followed by heat-treatment (70°C for 30min) and UNO Q-6 FPLC anion-exchange chromatography. The purified enzyme is a monomer of molecular mass about 29kDa. The sequence of the 25 NH 2 -terminal residues of SPVP showed a high homology with those of Bacillus proteases. The almost complete inhibition by PMSF and DIFP confirmed that SPVP is a member of serine protease family. Its optima of pH and temperature were pH 10 and 60°C, respectively. Its half-life times at 70 and 80°C were 8 and 4h, respectively. Its catalytic efficiency was higher than those of SAPCG, Alcalase Ultra 2.5L, and Thermolysin type X. SPVP exhibited excellent stability to detergents and wash performance analysis revealed that it could remove blood-stains effectively and high resistance against organic solvents. These properties make SPVP a potential candidate for applications in detergent formulations and non-aqueous peptide biocatalysis. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Fortalezas internas y externas de adolescentes que no consumen alcohol

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    Mydori Harumi Téllez Vásquez

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el consumo de alcohol en adolescentes mexicanos es un problema de salud pública, que requiere enfocar los esfuerzos de investigación en la prevención. Este estudio se basa en el modelo de fortalezas de Benson (2007, quien plantea que los jóvenes poseen recursos individuales y contextuales que promueven un desarrollo positivo y limitan el involucramiento en conductas de riesgo. Objetivo: analizar las diferencias en fortalezas internas y externas entre estudiantes de secundaria que presentan diferentes niveles de consumo de alcohol. Metodo: participaron 990 estudiantes de secundarias públicas de la Ciudad de México, 52.1% mujeres y 47.9% hombres, de una media de edad de 13.6 años. Se evaluaron siete fortalezas internas y siete externas. Resultados: 53.9% de los participantes nunca ha usado alcohol, 28.3% sí lo ha consumido pero nunca o sólo una vez ha abusado, y 17.8% reportó haber abusado del consumo en el último mes. Hombres y mujeres que no han usado alcohol reportaron puntajes significativamente más altos en fortalezas internas. En el caso de las fortalezas externas, los jóvenes sin consumo fueron los que obtuvieron puntajes más altos, excepto en amigos saludables (tanto hombres como mujeres, y en apoyo y supervisión del padre (hombres. Conclusiones: los resultados contribuyen a la explicación del consumo de alcohol en jóvenes y proporcionan elementos para el diseño de intervenciones, pues señalan las fortalezas que deben promoverse para evitar que los jóvenes consuman alcohol a edades tempranas.

  3. Radiographic imaging of otitis media and interna in pigs

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    Harlizius, J.; Kluczniok, C.; Bollwahn, W.

    1997-01-01

    Middle and inner ear infections have been reported as a clinical entity in swine, other animal species and humans. In pigs, the anatomical-pathological and microbiological findings have been described. In this report, we describe radiographic findings in affected pigs. A total of 25 pigs with a head tilt and circling, as clinical signs of otitis media and interna, were examined. The majority were weaner-pigs with dyspnea or rhinitis. In radiographs, there was an increased opacity of the bulla tympanica, often accompanied by marginal destruction or thickening of the bulla wall. The radiographic findings confirmed the clinical diagnosis in each affected pig, but there were 5 false positive interpretations

  4. La comunicación interna en las empresas

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    Martínez Delgado, Juan Carlos

    2014-01-01

    La gestión eficaz de la comunicación interna en las empresas va a ser clave para la supervivencia de las empresas que quieran competir en un mundo globalizado donde los sistemas de información y comunicación juegan un papel fundamental. Es por tanto una herramienta clave de la que todos los miembros de la organización deberán ser partícipes en su desarrollo, principalmente los mandos intermedios. Lo difícil, la gestión del cambio en las organizaciones actuales, más acusado en el caso ...

  5. Sentido y alcance de las investigaciones internas en la empresa

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    Montiel, Juan Pablo

    2013-01-01

    En un contexto de notable expansión del fenómeno del "criminal compliance" en el plano práctico y científico, las investigaciones internas aparecen llamativamente como uno de los temas menos trabajados. Sin embargo, el interés de la doctrina ha crecido notablemente en los últimos años como consecuencia de su potencial relevancia en la atenuación y exclusión de la responsabilidad penal. La presente contribución acerca una introducción general en la que se delimitan conceptualmente las investig...

  6. Estudi de cas Unilever : la comunicació interna com a factor diferencial a les empreses

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    López Albrich, Alba; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Facultat de Ciències de la Comunicació

    2014-01-01

    La comunicació interna i la gestió dels actius intangibles ha començat a prendre força recentment. Aquest estudi de cas és una investigació documental d’alguns dels factors que determinen una bona comunicació interna perquè aquesta esdevingui un avantatge per l’empresa. Amb aquests indicadors localitzats comprovar-ne la seva aplicació en un cas d'èxit de comunicació interna: el cas Unilever Espanya. I d'aquesta manera constatar el paper de la comunicació interna com a eina gestora estratègica...

  7. Seasonal shifts in body temperature and use of microhabitats by Galapagos land iguanas (Conolophus pallidus)

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    Christian, K.; Tracy, C.R.; Porter, W.P.

    1983-06-01

    Seasonal differences in the body temperatures (T/sub b/) of free-ranging Galapagos land iguanas (Conolophus pallidus) were detected by temperature sensitive telemetry transmitters. Midday T/sub b/'s of iguanas average 4.4/sup 0/C lower in the Garua (cool) season than in the Hot season. Measured T/sub b/'s and those predicted from biophysical models permitted the following conclusions: (1) lower T/sub b/'s during the Garua season represent an active shift in thermoregulation by the iguanas rather than a passive result of a cooler season; (2) the average midday T/sub b/ selected by the iguanas in either season is the T/sub b/ that allows maintenance of a constant T/sub b/ for the longest possible portion of the day; (3) by exploiting the warmer microclimate created by a cliff face, the iguanas are able to maintain a constant T/sub b/ for a full hour longer than they could elsewhere in their home range. Census data demonstrated that the iguanas exploited the warmer microclimate created by the cliff extensively during the Garua season, and the cliff face was visited by the iguanas relatively infrequently during the Hot season. Thus, the exploitation of the microclimate created by the cliff results in seasonal differences in the pattern of space utilization within the home ranges of the iguanas. Within the Garua season the iguanas moved away from the cliff more often on sunny days than during cloudy days. It is concluded that the physical environment is an important determinant of patterns of space utilization both within and between seasons.

  8. La dimensión expresiva del habla interna

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    Full Text Available Resumen Este texto constituye una propuesta teórica sobre la dimensión expresiva del habla interna. Se describe el fenómeno de interés enfatizando la propuesta de Karl Bühler respecto a la expresividad del lenguaje, los estudios de Heinz Werner sobre una dimensión fisionómica-organísmica del lenguaje humano y la aproximación teórico-empírico de Lev Vygotsky respecto al fenómeno del habla interior en la experiencia humana. Se concluye que en algunos pasajes de la obra de Vygotsky están las claves para una comprensión del habla interna expresiva, específicamente en la influencia de la esfera afectivo-volitiva en el desarrollo del pensamiento y de la palabra. Finalmente, se propone una integración de la concepción monológica vygotskyana del lenguaje interior, la noción werneriana del lenguaje fisionómico-organísmico y la propuesta bühleriana de la dimensión expresiva del lenguaje humano, para una comprensión integradora de la expresividad del lenguaje interior.

  9. Recrystallized graphite utilization as the first wall material in Globus-M spherical tokamak

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    Gusev, V.; Novokhatsky, A.N.; Petrov, Y.V.; Sakharov, N.V.; Terukov, E.I.; Trapeznikova, I.N.; Denisov, E.A.; Kurdumov, A.A.; Kompaniec, T.N.; Lebedev, V.M.; Litunovstkii, N.V.; Mazul, I.

    2007-01-01

    Full text of publication follows: Globus-M spherical tokamak, built at A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in 1999 is the first Russian spherical tokamak and has the broad area of research in controlled fusion [1]. Besides small aspect ratio (A=1.5) the distinguishing feature of the tokamak is the powerful energy supply system and auxiliary heating, which give opportunity to reach high specific power deposition up to few W/cm 3 . The utmost plasma current density and B/R ratio among spherical tokamaks allow operation in the range of high plasma densities ∼ 10 20 m -3 . This feature results in big power density loads to the first wall due to small plasma-wall spacing. The area of the first wall amour was gradually increased during few years since 2003, and nowadays reaches almost 90% of the inner vessel surface faced to plasma. Plasma facing protecting tiles are manufactured from recrystallized graphite doped by different elements (Ti, Si, B). Additionally the plasma facing surface was protected by films deposited during boronization. The tendency of short time and long time scale plasma parameters variation are discussed including the plasma performance improvement with increase of protected area. Technology of tiles preparation before installation into the tokamak vessel is briefly described, as well as technology of plasma facing armor preparation before the plasma experiments. Few protecting tiles doped by different elements which were exposed to plasma fluxes of dissimilar power densities for a long time were extracted from the vacuum vessel. The analysis of tiles material (RGT-91) to hold (accumulate) deuterium was made. The distribution of absorbed deuterium concentration along poloidal coordinate was measured. The elementary composition of the films deposited on the tiles was studied by Rutherford back scattering technique and by nuclear resonance reaction method. Other modern methods of surface and structural analysis of material exposed to prolonged

  10. Recrystallized graphite utilization as the first wall material in Globus-M spherical tokamak

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    Gusev, V.; Novokhatsky, A.N.; Petrov, Y.V.; Sakharov, N.V.; Terukov, E.I.; Trapeznikova, I.N. [A.F. IOFFE Physico-technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg (Russian Federation); Denisov, E.A.; Kurdumov, A.A.; Kompaniec, T.N. [St. Petersburg State Univ., Research Institute of Physics (Russian Federation); Lebedev, V.M. [B.P. Konstantinov Nuclear Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Science, Gatchina (Russian Federation); Litunovstkii, N.V. [D.V. Efremov Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus, St.Petersburg (Russian Federation); Mazul, I. [Development of Plasma Facing Materials and Components Laboratory, EFREMOV INSTITUTE, St Petersbourg (Russian Federation)

    2007-07-01

    Full text of publication follows: Globus-M spherical tokamak, built at A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in 1999 is the first Russian spherical tokamak and has the broad area of research in controlled fusion [1]. Besides small aspect ratio (A=1.5) the distinguishing feature of the tokamak is the powerful energy supply system and auxiliary heating, which give opportunity to reach high specific power deposition up to few W/cm{sup 3}. The utmost plasma current density and B/R ratio among spherical tokamaks allow operation in the range of high plasma densities {approx} 10{sup 20} m{sup -3}. This feature results in big power density loads to the first wall due to small plasma-wall spacing. The area of the first wall amour was gradually increased during few years since 2003, and nowadays reaches almost 90% of the inner vessel surface faced to plasma. Plasma facing protecting tiles are manufactured from recrystallized graphite doped by different elements (Ti, Si, B). Additionally the plasma facing surface was protected by films deposited during boronization. The tendency of short time and long time scale plasma parameters variation are discussed including the plasma performance improvement with increase of protected area. Technology of tiles preparation before installation into the tokamak vessel is briefly described, as well as technology of plasma facing armor preparation before the plasma experiments. Few protecting tiles doped by different elements which were exposed to plasma fluxes of dissimilar power densities for a long time were extracted from the vacuum vessel. The analysis of tiles material (RGT-91) to hold (accumulate) deuterium was made. The distribution of absorbed deuterium concentration along poloidal coordinate was measured. The elementary composition of the films deposited on the tiles was studied by Rutherford back scattering technique and by nuclear resonance reaction method. Other modern methods of surface and structural analysis of material

  11. A case study for cloud based high throughput analysis of NGS data using the globus genomics system

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    Krithika Bhuvaneshwar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Next generation sequencing (NGS technologies produce massive amounts of data requiring a powerful computational infrastructure, high quality bioinformatics software, and skilled personnel to operate the tools. We present a case study of a practical solution to this data management and analysis challenge that simplifies terabyte scale data handling and provides advanced tools for NGS data analysis. These capabilities are implemented using the “Globus Genomics” system, which is an enhanced Galaxy workflow system made available as a service that offers users the capability to process and transfer data easily, reliably and quickly to address end-to-endNGS analysis requirements. The Globus Genomics system is built on Amazon's cloud computing infrastructure. The system takes advantage of elastic scaling of compute resources to run multiple workflows in parallel and it also helps meet the scale-out analysis needs of modern translational genomics research.

  12. Actividad investigadora de los residentes de medicina interna de Galicia

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    IRIA ÍÑIGUEZ

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Conocer la actividad investigadora de los residentes de medicina interna (MI de Galicia.MÉTODO: encuesta remitida a los residentes (MIR de Medicina Interna de Galicia en Mayo de 2011. Las variables analizadas fueron: comunicaciones a congresos, publicaciones en revistas, capítulos de libros, Diploma de Estu-dios Avanzados (DEA, tesis doctoral y participación en proyectos de investi-gación financiados. Los resultados se clasificaron según el año de residencia.RESuLTADOS: participaron 39 residentes (68% de los MIR de MI de Gali-cia: 9 MIR de 1º año, 14 MIR 2º, 6 MIR 3º, 6 MIR 4º y 4 MIR 5º. Se registró una media de comunicaciones a congresos autonómicos por residente de 5,.85 (DS 5.22, 2,51 (3.64 a congresos nacionales y 0,74 (1,9 a internacionales. El 41% y el 87,2% no había participado en ninguna comunicación a congresos nacionales e internacionales, respectivamen-te. Se registraron un total de 29 publicaciones, con una media inferior a 1 publicación por residente. El 71,8% no había participado en ninguna publicación. El 15% estaba realizando o habían obtenido el DEA. No se observaron diferencias en la actividad investigadora en relación al avance en los años de residencia. Tampoco se observaron diferencias en cuanto a si los residentes procedían o no de hospitales universitarios. CONCLUSIÓN: la actividad investigadora de los residentes de medicina interna de Galicia es deficiente. Es preciso conseguir una mayor impli-cación por parte de los residentes, tutores y unidades de docencia de los distintos hospitales y acometer las medidas necesarias para cambiar esta situación, estimulando actividades de formación y promoción de la investigación en los hospitales de Galicia.

  13. Pathological bolus exposure may define gastro-esophageal reflux better than pathological acid exposure in patients with globus.

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    Sinn, Dong Hyun; Kim, Beom Jin; Son, Hee Jung; Kim, Jae J; Rhee, Jong Chul; Rhee, Poong-Lyul

    2012-01-01

    Conventionally, pathological acid exposure (PAE), defined by acid reflux only, is used to identify gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, weak acid reflux or non-acid reflux also induces reflux symptoms. Defining abnormal reflux based on all reflux episodes may better identify GERD and would be more useful among patients with atypical GERD symptoms, such as globus. Impedance-pHmetry results of 31 globus patients, off acid suppressants, were analysed. A median of 24 episodes of reflux were observed. Of the reflux episodes, 54% were non-acid reflux and 50% reached the proximal extent. PAE was observed in 6 patients (19%). For 5 patients (16%) without PAE, there was evidence of increased bolus exposure compared to normal controls (an intraesophageal bolus exposure for more than 1.4% of the recording time, defined as pathological bolus exposure, PBE). When GERD was defined by PAE or esophagitis, the prevalence of GERD was 29%. When GERD was defined by PBE, PAE or esophagitis, the prevalence was 42%. PBE identified 13% of the patients who otherwise would have been missed. A significant proportion of patients without PAE had evidence of PBE. PBE may be a more useful definition for identifying patients with abnormal increase in reflux in patients with globus. Further studies are warranted.

  14. Plasma formation and first OH experiments in GLOBUS-M tokamak

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    Gusev, V.K.; Aleksandrov, S.V.; Burtseva, T.A.

    2001-01-01

    The paper reports results of experimental campaigns on plasma ohmic heating, performed during 1999-2000 on the spherical tokamak Globus-M. Later experimental results with tokamak fed by thyristor rectifiers are presented in detail. The toroidal magnetic field and plasma pulse duration in these experiments were significantly increased. The method of stray magnetic field compensation is described. The technology of vacuum vessel conditioning, including boronization of the vessel performed at the end of the experiments, is briefly discussed. Also discussed is the influence of ECR preioniziation on the breakdown conditions. Experimental data on plasma column formation and current ramp-up in different regimes of operation with the magnetic flux of the central solenoid (CS) limited to ∼100 mVs are presented. Ramp-up of the plasma current of 0.25 MA for the time interval ∼0.03 s with about 0.02 s flat-top at the toroidal field (TF) strength of 0.35 T allows the conclusion that power supplies, control system and wall conditioning work well. The same conclusion can be drawn from observation of plasma density behavior the density is completely controlled with external gas puff and the influence of the wall is negligible after boronization. The magnetic flux consumption efficiency is discussed. The results of magnetic equilibrium simulations are presented and compared with experiment. (author)

  15. Continuous cultivation of a thermophilic bacterium Aeribacillus pallidus 418 for production of an exopolysaccharide applicable in cosmetic creams.

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    Radchenkova, N; Panchev, I; Vassilev, S; Kuncheva, M; Dobreva, S; Kambourova, M

    2015-11-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of continuous cultivation approach for exopolysaccharide (EPS) production by a thermophilic micro-organism and the potential of the synthesized EPS for application in cosmetic industry. Study on the ability of Aeribacillus pallidus 418, isolated as a good EPS producer, to synthesize the polymer in continuous cultures showed higher production in comparison with batch cultures. The degree of the EPS in the precipitate after continuous cultivation significantly increased. Non-Newtonian pseudoplastic and thixotropic behaviour of EPS determines the ability of the received cream to become more fluid after increasing time of application on the skin. This study demonstrates a highly efficient way for production of EPS from a continuous growth culture of A. pallidus 418 that have many advantages and can outperform batch culture by eliminating time for cleaning and sterilization of the vessel and the comparatively long lag phases before the organisms enter a brief period of high productivity. The valuable physico-chemical properties of the synthesized EPS influenced positively the properties of a commercial cream. EPSs from thermophilic micro-organisms are of special interest due to the advantages of the thermophilic processes and nonpathogenic nature of the polymer molecules. However, their industrial application is hindered by the comparatively low biomass and correspondingly EPS yield. Suggested continuous approach for EPS could have an enormous economic potential for an industrial scale production of thermophilic EPSs. © 2015 The Society for Applied Microbiology.

  16. Study of Globus-M Tokamak Poloidal System and Plasma Position Control

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    Dokuka, V. N.; Korenev, P. S.; Mitrishkin, Yu. V.; Pavlova, E. A.; Patrov, M. I.; Khayrutdinov, R. R.

    2017-12-01

    In order to provide efficient performance of tokamaks with vertically elongated plasma position, control systems for limited and diverted plasma configuration are required. The accuracy, stability, speed of response, and reliability of plasma position control as well as plasma shape and current control depend on the performance of the control system. Therefore, the problem of the development of such systems is an important and actual task in modern tokamaks. In this study, the measured signals from the magnetic loops and Rogowski coils are used to reconstruct the plasma equilibrium, for which linear models in small deviations are constructed. We apply methods of the H∞-optimization theory to the synthesize control system for vertical and horizontal position of plasma capable to working with structural uncertainty of the models of the plant. These systems are applied to the plasma-physical DINA code which is configured for the tokamak Globus-M plasma. The testing of the developed systems applied to the DINA code with Heaviside step functions have revealed the complex dynamics of plasma magnetic configurations. Being close to the bifurcation point in the parameter space of unstable plasma has made it possible to detect an abrupt change in the X-point position from the top to the bottom and vice versa. Development of the methods for reconstruction of plasma magnetic configurations and experience in designing plasma control systems with feedback for tokamaks provided an opportunity to synthesize new digital controllers for plasma vertical and horizontal position stabilization. It also allowed us to test the synthesized digital controllers in the closed loop of the control system with the DINA code as a nonlinear model of plasma.

  17. Hidrógeno: Aplicación en motores de combustión interna

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    Fàbrega Ramos, Marc

    2009-01-01

    En el presente Proyecto Final de Carrera se pretende realizar un estudio sobre los motores de combustión interna de hidrógeno y su viabilidad de introducción en el mercado. En el presente Proyecto Final de Carrera se pretende realizar un estudio sobre los motores de combustión interna de hidrógeno y su viabilidad de introducción en el mercado. No debemos confundir los motores de combustión interna de hidrógeno con los de pila de combustible de hidrógeno. En la combustión,...

  18. Importancia do conjugado arteria carotida interna-seio cavernoso

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    1977-12-01

    Full Text Available O autor considera necessário o conjugado anatômico artério-venoso representado pela artéria carótida interna e seio cavernoso, bem como o plexo venoso carotídeo que reveste a carótida interna dentro do canal carotídeo da porção petrosa do osso temporal. Julga que, além de proteger a parede vascular arterial nas hipertensões arteriais súbitas, possa contribuir no mecanismo de controle e regulação do fluxo sanguíneo carotídeo, por considerar diferentes as condições fisiológicas do seio cavernoso em relação aos demais seios venosos durais e o sistema venoso endocraniano; consequente de sua constituição cavernosa, diferente dos demais canais sanguíneos venosos, com fisiollogia venosa própria e funções diferentes. Procura assemelhá-los aos demais distritos do organismo em que existem plexos cavernosos nos quais a tensão venosa chega a grandes proporções, comparada às demais regiões em que não existe esta constituição morfológica. Estabelece a correlação resultante ao mecanismo de resistência cérebro-vascular do qual considera participar, diferindo dos demais seios durais conjugado artéria carotida-beio cavernoso e veias encefálicas. Ainda valoriza o sifão carotídeo fisiologicamente e julga que o mesmo participa da hemodinâmica quando o paciente se encontra caído (em plano horizontal com hipotensão arterial, favorecendo a chegada sanguínea ao cérebro, evitando a anóxia e descerebração consequente dentro de determinados limites, sendo mais um meio de defesa do organismo.

  19. Draft Genome Sequence of Aeribacillus pallidus Strain 8m3, a Thermophilic Hydrocarbon-Oxidizing Bacterium Isolated from the Dagang Oil Field (China).

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    Poltaraus, Andrey B; Sokolova, Diyana S; Grouzdev, Denis S; Ivanov, Timophey M; Malakho, Sophia G; Korshunova, Alena V; Rozanov, Aleksey S; Tourova, Tatiyana P; Nazina, Tamara N

    2016-06-09

    The draft genome sequence of Aeribacillus pallidus strain 8m3, a thermophilic aerobic oil-oxidizing bacterium isolated from production water from the Dagang high-temperature oil field, China, is presented here. The genome is annotated to provide insights into the genomic and phenotypic diversity of the genus Aeribacillus. Copyright © 2016 Poltaraus et al.

  20. Draft Genome Sequence of Aeribacillus pallidus Strain 8m3, a Thermophilic Hydrocarbon-Oxidizing Bacterium Isolated from the Dagang Oil Field (China)

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    Poltaraus, Andrey B.; Sokolova, Diyana S.; Grouzdev, Denis S.; Ivanov, Timophey M.; Malakho, Sophia G.; Korshunova, Alena V.; Rozanov, Aleksey S.; Tourova, Tatiyana P.; Nazina, Tamara N.

    2016-01-01

    The draft genome sequence of Aeribacillus pallidus strain 8m3, a thermophilic aerobic oil-oxidizing bacterium isolated from production water from the Dagang high-temperature oil field, China, is presented here. The genome is annotated to provide insights into the genomic and phenotypic diversity of the genus Aeribacillus.

  1. Concurrent Presentation of Burning Mouth Syndrome and Globus Pharyngis in Enugu, Nigeria: A Ten-year Clinical Evaluation.

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    Chukwuneke, Felix; Akpe, James; Okoye, Linda; Ekwueme, Christian; Obiakor, Anthonia; Amobi, Emmanuel; Egbunike, Doris

    2014-01-01

    To review 22 patients with globus pharyngis among a group of 39 patients who presented with burning mouth syndrome and to highlight the clinical presentation and treatment outcome of these oropharyngeal symptoms, often ignored by practicing oral surgeons. We carried out a retrospective review of 39 patients with burning mouth syndrome seen at oral surgery units of three specialist hospitals in Enugu, Nigeria between 2001 and 2010. The focus was on the 22 of these patients with burning mouth syndrome and globus pharyngis (the persistent sensation of having phlegm, a pill or some other sort of obstruction in the throat when there is none). Relevant information included patients' oral habits and dental status, past medical history, sociodemographic data, onset of symptoms and treatment outcome. Amongst the 22 patients, 8 (36.4%) were males while 14 (63.6%) were females, giving a male to female ratio of 1:1.8. Of the 8 male patients, 3 (37.5%) were retrenched workers, 2 (25%) were drug addicts, 2 (25%) had a history of psychiatric problems and 1 (12.5%) had post-radiation therapy due to diagnosis of adenocystic carcinoma. Amongst the 14 female patients, 6 (42.8%) were divorcees, 3 (21.4%) were unemployed and unmarried, 2 (14.3%) had menopausal problems, 2 (14.3%) had dental prostheses and 1 (7.2%) had a history of mental disorder. Globus pharyngis can present at the same time in some individuals with burning mouth syndrome. The emotional aetiological factor in this unusual ailment calls for proper examinations and a multidisciplinary approach in the management of patients who presented with burning mouth syndrome, especially with a history of depression.

  2. End-To-End Solution for Integrated Workload and Data Management using GlideinWMS and Globus Online

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    Mhashilkar, Parag; Miller, Zachary; Weiss, Cathrin; Kettimuthu, Rajkumar; Garzoglio, Gabriele; Holzman, Burt; Duan, Xi; Lacinski, Lukasz

    2012-01-01

    Grid computing has enabled scientific communities to effectively share computing resources distributed over many independent sites. Several such communities, or Virtual Organizations (VO), in the Open Science Grid and the European Grid Infrastructure use the GlideinWMS system to run complex application work-flows. GlideinWMS is a pilot-based workload management system (WMS) that creates an on-demand, dynamically-sized overlay Condor batch system on Grid resources. While the WMS addresses the management of compute resources, however, data management in the Grid is still the responsibility of the VO. In general, large VOs have resources to develop complex custom solutions, while small VOs would rather push this responsibility to the infrastructure. The latter requires a tight integration of the WMS and the data management layers, an approach still not common in modern Grids. In this paper we describe a solution developed to address this shortcoming in the context of Center for Enabling Distributed Peta-scale Science (CEDPS) by integrating GlideinWMS with Globus Online (GO). Globus Online is a fast, reliable file transfer service that makes it easy for any user to move data. The solution eliminates the need for the users to provide custom data transfer solutions in the application by making this functionality part of the GlideinWMS infrastructure. To achieve this, GlideinWMS uses the file transfer plug-in architecture of Condor. The paper describes the system architecture and how this solution can be extended to support data transfer services other than Globus Online when used with Condor or GlideinWMS.

  3. AUDITORIA INTERNA: EMBASAMENTO CONCEITUAL E SUPORTE TECNOLÓGICO

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    Maria Goreth Miranda Almeida Paula

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available O contexto competitivo mundial tem impulsionado as entidades a se enquadrarem em um universo de evolução tecnológica, onde o tempo e a qualidade no atendimento as demandas e na obtenção de informações são fundamentais. O crescimento das comunicações e dos negócios em âmbito internacional tornou o mundo mais dinâmico e mutável. A concorrência acirrada trouxe maior complexidade às transações, e as operações passaram a trazer maior incerteza. Competência, tecnologia e criatividade são valores indispensáveis no contexto. As questões aqui discutidas são, principalmente, fruto da inquietação quanto à forma de atuação da Auditoria Interna nesse novo contexto economico-politico-social, conseqüência da globalização.

  4. The quaternary structure of the amidase from Geobacillus pallidus RAPc8 is revealed by its crystal packing

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    Agarkar, Vinod B.; Kimani, Serah W.; Cowan, Donald A.; Sayed, Muhammed F.-R.; Sewell, B. Trevor

    2006-01-01

    The amidase from G. pallidus RAPc8, a moderate thermophile, converts amides to the corresponding acids and ammonia and has application as an industrial catalyst. RAPc8 amidase has been cloned, expressed and purified, and then crystallized using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method. The amidase from Geobacillus pallidus RAPc8, a moderate thermophile, is a member of the nitrilase enzyme superfamily. It converts amides to the corresponding acids and ammonia and has application as an industrial catalyst. RAPc8 amidase has been cloned and functionally expressed in Escherichia coli and has been purified by heat treatment and a number of chromatographic steps. The enzyme was crystallized using the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method. Crystals produced in the presence of 1.2 M sodium citrate, 400 mM NaCl, 100 mM sodium acetate pH 5.6 were selected for X-ray diffraction studies. A data set having acceptable statistics to 1.96 Å resolution was collected under cryoconditions using an in-house X-ray source. The space group was determined to be primitive cubic P4 2 32, with unit-cell parameter a = 130.49 (±0.05) Å. The structure was solved by molecular replacement using the backbone of the hypothetical protein PH0642 from Pyrococcus horikoshii (PDB code 1j31) with all non-identical side chains substituted with alanine as a probe. There is one subunit per asymmetric unit. The subunits are packed as trimers of dimers with D3 point-group symmetry around the threefold axis in such a way that the dimer interface seen in the homologues is preserved

  5. Liderazgo y comunicación Interna. Welcome to my reality

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    Sánchez Gómez, María

    2015-01-01

    La comunicación interna ha adquirido gran protagonismo en la actualidad y se están imponiendo nuevas formas de liderazgo personal en las empresas. La conferencia analiza los nuevos modelos y la importancia que hoy tiene la comunicación interna, que se ha convertido en imprescindible. Universidad de Málaga. Campus de Excelencia Internacional Andalucía Tech.

  6. Transcriptome profiling of the theca interna in transition from small to large antral ovarian follicles.

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    Nicholas Hatzirodos

    Full Text Available The theca interna layer of the ovarian follicle forms during the antral stage of follicle development and lies adjacent to and directly outside the follicular basal lamina. It supplies androgens and communicates with the granulosa cells and the oocyte by extracellular signaling. To better understand developmental changes in the theca interna, we undertook transcriptome profiling of the theca interna from small (3-5 mm, n = 10 and large (9-12 mm, n = 5 healthy antral bovine follicles, representing a calculated >7-fold increase in the amount of thecal tissue. Principal Component Analysis and hierarchical classification of the signal intensity plots for the arrays showed no clustering of the theca interna samples into groups depending on follicle size or subcategories of small follicles. From the over 23,000 probe sets analysed, only 76 were differentially expressed between large and small healthy follicles. Some of the differentially expressed genes were associated with processes such as myoblast differentiation, protein ubiquitination, nitric oxide and transforming growth factor β signaling. The most significant pathway affected from our analyses was found to be Wnt signaling, which was suppressed in large follicles via down-regulation of WNT2B and up-regulation of the inhibitor FRZB. These changes in the transcriptional profile could have been due to changes in cellular function or alternatively since the theca interna is composed of a number of different cell types it could have been due to any systematic change in the volume density of any particular cell type. However, our study suggests that the transcriptional profile of the theca interna is relatively stable during antral follicle development unlike that of granulosa cells observed previously. Thus both the cellular composition and cellular behavior of the theca interna and its contribution to follicular development appear to be relatively constant throughout the follicle growth

  7. MONITORAMENTO DA CORROSÃO INTERNA EM PLATAFORMAS OFFSHORE

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    Fernando Benedicto Mainier

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available A corrosão é uma das principais causas de falhas em equipamentos e tubulações de plataformas de produção de petróleo. Essas falhas prejudicam o processo, atrasam o cronograma operacional de produção, geram altos custos de manutenção, além de gerar riscos à saúde e ao meio-ambiente. Devido ao fato de que a maioria dos equipamentos, tubulações e dutos das plataformas de produção são constituídos de aço (em geral, aço carbono, a indústria de exploração de petróleo estará sempre convivendo com os processos corrosivos. A utilização de um plano de monitoração da corrosão para diagnosticar, controlar e gerenciar a evolução dos processos corrosivos nas plataformas é a estratégia de ação proposta nesse trabalho. O Plano de Monitoração da Corrosão Interna (PMCI se baseia na análise laboratorial da corrosividade de fluídos e resíduos coletados periodicamente nos sistemas das plataformas de operação; na taxa de corrosão determinada pela utilização periódica de cupons instalados nas tubulações dos sistemas das plataformas, como cupons de perda de massa e sondas de resistência elétrica; e finalmente, na coleta periódica de dados operacionais obtidos durante a operação dos sistemas das plataformas. O PMCI irá direcionar e gerenciar as ações a serem tomadas no caso de um agravamento de um processo corrosivo, identificando dos mecanismos corrosivos e sua localização nos diversos sistemas das plataformas. A otimização do uso de inibidores de corrosão e outros produtos químicos é uma das principais vantagens do PMCI.

  8. MONITORAMENTO DA CORROSÃO INTERNA EM PLATAFORMAS OFFSHORE

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    Rafael Terzi

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available A corrosão é uma das principais causas de falhas em equipamentos e tubulações de plataformas de produção de petróleo. Essasfalhas prejudicam o processo, atrasam o cronograma operacional de produção, geram altos custos de manutenção, além de gerarriscos à saúde e ao meio-ambiente. Devido ao fato de que a maioria dos equipamentos, tubulações e dutos das plataformas deprodução são constituídos de aço (em geral, aço carbono, a indústria de exploração de petróleo estará sempre convivendo com osprocessos corrosivos. A utilização de um plano de monitoração da corrosão para diagnosticar, controlar e gerenciar a evolução dosprocessos corrosivos nas plataformas é a estratégia de ação proposta nesse trabalho. O Plano de Monitoração da Corrosão Interna(PMCI se baseia na análise laboratorial da corrosividade de fluídos e resíduos coletados periodicamente nos sistemas dasplataformas de operação; na taxa de corrosão determinada pela utilização periódica de cupons instalados nas tubulações dossistemas das plataformas, como cupons de perda de massa e sondas de resistência elétrica; e finalmente, na coleta periódica dedados operacionais obtidos durante a operação dos sistemas das plataformas. O PMCI irá direcionar e gerenciar as ações a seremtomadas no caso de um agravamento de um processo corrosivo, identificando dos mecanismos corrosivos e sua localização nosdiversos sistemas das plataformas. A otimização do uso de inibidores de corrosão e outros produtos químicos é uma das principaisvantagens do PMCI.

  9. Massive calcification in basal ganglia, thalamus and cerebellum caused by postoperative hypoparathyroidism

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    Toneva, T.; Mlachkova, D.; Kaitazki, L.; Boneva, J.; Yordanova, S.

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    The depicted case is of a 65 year old woman, who was admitted to hospital with complaints of excess sweating, dizziness and loss of consciousness. Symptomatic epilepsy was established after examination from a neurologist. A CT scan showed hyperdense symmetrical striation of the hemisphere of the small brain (parasagittal); symmetrical double-sided calcifications in the caudate nucleus, globus pallidus, thalamus and medial to the capsula interna; snake-like calcifications of the sulcus (occipital, parasagittai). Paraclinical tests have found hypocalcemia and hypoparathyroidism. Past illnesses: resection of the thyroid due to a nodose struma 20 years before. Key words: Calcifications in Basal Ganglia. Calcifications in the Cerebrum. Hypoparathyroidism

  10. Lacunar infarct during pallidotomy: case report

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    Christoforidis, G.A.; Spickler, E.M.; Papaioannou, G.; Junn, F.

    2001-01-01

    A symptomatic lacunar infarct is an unusual complication which may develop during stereotactically guided pallidotomy using radiofrequency thermoablation. We describe a 54-year-old man with Parkinson's disease involving predominantly the right side, progressively deteriorating under medical management. He underwent stereotactically guided radiofrequency thermoablation of the posteroventral globus pallidus interna. Despite intraoperative microelectrode recording and stimulation, the patient developed right facial weakness and pronator drift during the procedure. MRI showed a small lacunar infarct in the left internal capsule, in addition to the appropriately placed ablative lesion. We discuss the potential mechanisms for this type of injury. (orig.)

  11. Enhanced energy efficiency by means of low temperature differences. Subcritical CO{sub 2} cascade in Globus Handelshof Saarbruecken-Guedingen; Hohe Energieeffizienz durch kleine Temperaturdifferenzen. Unterkritische CO{sub 2}-Kaskade im Globus Handelshof Saarbruecken-Guedingen

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    Schmid, Wolfgang [Wolfgang Schmid Pressebuero fuer Technische Gebaeudeausruestung, Muenchen (Germany)

    2011-06-15

    Green coldness is on the advance for the most German grocery chains. Especially, in the course of the R22 exit, more and more shopping centers opt for natural refrigerants or for a cascade solution with CO{sub 2} for the deep freezing and R404a for a normal refrigeration and air conditioning. Elektro-Kaeltebau Moersch GmbH (Saarburg, Federal Republic of Germany) is one of the green refrigeration system builders from the first hour in the implementation of energy-efficient and climate friendly refrigeration plants in the food sector. One of the current projects is the incorporation of a CO{sub 2}/R404A cascade during the operation in the Globus Handelshof in Saarbruecken-Guedingen (Federal Republic of Germany).

  12. Videofluoroscopy of the pharynx and esophagus in patients with globus pharyngis. Comparison with static radiography; Die radiologische Abklaerung des Globus pharyngis. Vergleich der diagnostischen Wertigkeit von konventionellem Roentgen mit der Videokinematographie

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    Schober, E. [Abt. Roentgen fuer Konservative Faecher, Universitaetsklinik fuer Radiodiagnostik, Wien (Austria); Schima, W. [Abt. Roentgen fuer Konservative Faecher, Universitaetsklinik fuer Radiodiagnostik, Wien (Austria); Pokieser, P. [Abt. Roentgen fuer Chirurgische Faecher, Universitaetsklinik fuer Radiodiagnostik, Wien (Austria)

    1995-10-01

    The symptom is associated with a multitude of pharyngoesophageal abnormalities. Our study compares the diagnostic yield of videofluoroscopy to that of static radiography in patients suffering from globus pharnygis. A total of 150 consecutive patients complaining of a lump in the throat, but without evidence of dysphagia, were studied in a standardized fashion with both methods. Videofluoroscopy combined with static radiography revealed morphological or functional abnormalities in 75% of our patients. The combination of the two methods yielded significantly more abnormalities in the pharynx and esophagus than videofluoroscopy or static radiography alone. Esophageal motor disorders, pharyngoesophageal sphincter dysfunction and pharyngeal residue of contrast material proved to be the most common abnormalities. In conclusion, videofluoroscopy combined with static radiography is mandatory in the radiological assessment of patients suffering from the globus sensation. (orig.) [Deutsch] Unsere Studie vergleicht die diagnostische Wertigkeit des konventionellen Roentgens mit jener der Videokineamtographie von Pharynx und Oesophagus bei der Abklaerung des Globusgefuehls. Wir haben 150 konsekutive Patienten mit Globusgefuehl, jedoch ohne Dysphagie mit beiden Methoden nach einem standardisierten Protokoll untersucht. Mittels der Kombination von konventionellem Roentgen mit der Videokinematographie fanden sich bei 75% der Patienten pathologische Veraenderungen. Durch die Kombination beider Methoden konnten signifikant mehr morphologische und funktionelle Stoerungen des Pharynx sowie Oesophagus aufgezeigt werden, als mit der alleinigen konventionellen Technik oder der alleinigen Videokinematographie. Die haeufigsten pathologischen Veraenderungen in unserem Kollektiv waren Oesophagusmotilitaetsstoerungen, eine Dyskinesie des pharyngooesophagealen Sphinkters sowie eine abnorme pharyngeale Kontrastmittelretention. Unsere Ergebnisse belegen eindeutig, dass die radiologische

  13. Hypothalamic projections to the ventral medulla oblongata in the rat, with special reference to the nucleus raphe pallidus: a study using autoradiographic and HRP techniques

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    Hosoya, Yasuhiko

    1985-10-07

    Hypothalamic descending projections to the medullary ventral surface were studied autoradiographically in the rat. A small amount of (/sup 3/H)leucine was injected unilaterally into various parts of the hypothalamus by air pressure. Abundant and characteristic terminal labelings were observed bilaterally in the nucleus raphe pallidus, the ventral surface to the pyramidal tract and the nucleus interfascicularis hypoglossi, after injections into the dorsal posterior hypothalamic area caudal to the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus. Conspicuous, but less numerous labelings were observed in the nucleus raphe obscurus and the ipsilateral raphe magnus. After an injection of (/sup 3/H)leucine into the hypothalamus and injections of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) into the spinal cord in the same animal, silver grains were densely distributed around HRP-labeled neurons in the nucleus raphe pallidus including the nucleus interfascicularis hypoglossi. The present results suggest that the dorsal posterior hypothalamic area projects directly to the spinal-projecting neurons of the nucleus raphe pallidus. 53 refs.; 9 figs.

  14. Resumen de tesis. Violencia y psicopatía en mujeres internas de un centro penitenciario

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    Rovelo Escoto, Nubia Carolina

    2014-01-01

    [ES]Este estudio se llevó a cabo con mujeres internas Centro de Readaptación Social Femenil San José el Alto, Querétaro, México, de quienes nos interesaba realizar una evaluación psicológica científica de la conducta violenta, rasgos de psicopatía y reincidencia para dotar de una técnica espacífica al sistema carcelario. Se trata de lograr una lasificación objetiva de las internas y una mejor comprensión de su personalidad, es el primer estudio Clínico/actuarial con internas de CeReSo Fe...

  15. Transcriptome profiling of the theca interna from bovine ovarian follicles during atresia.

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    Nicholas Hatzirodos

    Full Text Available The theca interna is a specialized stromal layer that envelops each growing ovarian follicle. It contains capillaries, fibroblasts, immune cells and the steroidogenic cells that synthesize androgens for conversion to estradiol by the neighboring granulosa cells. During reproductive life only a small number of follicles will grow to a sufficient size to ovulate, whereas the majority of follicles will undergo regression/atresia and phagocytosis by macrophages. To identify genes which are differentially regulated in the theca interna during follicular atresia, we undertook transcriptome profiling of the theca interna from healthy (n = 10 and antral atretic (n = 5 bovine follicles at early antral stages (<5 mm. Principal Component Analyses and hierarchical classification of the signal intensity plots for the arrays showed primary clustering into two groups, healthy and atretic. A total of 543 probe sets were differentially expressed between the atretic and healthy theca interna. Further analyses of these genes by Ingenuity Pathway Analysis and Gene Ontology Enrichment Analysis Toolkit software found most of the genes being expressed were related to cytokines, hormones and receptors as well as the cell cycle and DNA replication. Cell cycle genes which encode components of the replicating chromosome complex and mitotic spindle were down-regulated in atretic theca interna, whereas stress response and inflammation-related genes such as TP53, IKBKB and TGFB1 were up-regulated. In addition to cell cycle regulators, upstream regulators that were predicted to be inhibited included Retinoblastoma 1, E2 transcription factor 1, and hepatocyte growth factor. Our study suggests that during antral atresia of small follicles in the theca interna, arrest of cell cycle and DNA replication occurs rather than up- regulation of apoptosis-associated genes as occurs in granulosa cells.

  16. Manual de auditoría interna para Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales

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    Bungacho Lamar, Fredy, Dr.

    2010-01-01

    La Ley Orgánica de Administración Financiera y Control responsabiliza a cada institución del Estado la implementación y aplicación del Sistema de Control Interno con la finalidad de precautelar los recursos públicos. Este trabajo investigativo sirve como guía para unificar los procedimientos, en la ejecución de las Auditoría de los profesionales que integren la Unidad de auditoría Interna del Instituto de altos Estudios Nacionales. Este Manual de Auditoría Interna, se compone de 6 capí...

  17. Manual de procedimiento de auditoría interna enfocado a riesgos.

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    Cabrera, Rosita

    2008-01-01

    Esta guía pretende ser una herramienta práctica para el desarrollo de la actividad del departamento de Auditoría interna, de la Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito “Pablo Muñoz Vega”. Los siguientes conceptos básicos, son incluidos dada su importancia; ya que toman en cuenta las normas, principios de contabilidad y disposiciones legales que debe cumplir el personal que conforma que conforma la Unidad de Auditoría Interna. Control interno, se define ampliamente como un proceso realizado po...

  18. Axial complex and associated structures of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus pallidus (Sars, G.O. 1871) (Echinodermata: Echinoidea).

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    Ezhova, Olga Vladimirovna; Malakhov, Vladimir Vasil'yevich; Egorova, Ekaterina Alekseevna

    2018-06-01

    Studies of echinoid microscopic anatomy over the last two centuries have created a number of inaccuracies and mistakes that have accumulated in the descriptions of the intricate organization of the coelomic system of Echinoidea. To clarify the situation, we reconstructed the axial complex and radial complex of the echinoid Strongylocentrotus pallidus. The water ring is located between the perivisceral coelom and the perioral coelom. The oral haemal ring lies between the coelothelia of the water-vascular, perivisceral, and perioral rings. The axial part of the axial organ communicates with the oral haemal ring in interradius CD, but the axial coelom does not form the axocoelomic perihaemal ring. The ventral intestinal haemal vessel originates from the oral haemal ring in radius A, and then branches into a network of capillaries, from which the dorsal intestinal vessel starts. The pericardial coelom envelopes the pericardial part of the axial organ, the lacunae of which communicate with the haemocoel of the body wall and with the axial part of the axial organ. The genital haemal ring and the dorsal intestinal vessel communicate with the axial organ. The genital coelom passes in the CD interradius on the side opposite to the hindgut. There is a somatocoelomic perihaemal ring, which sends a pair of coelomic outgrowths into each radius, accompanied by a radial haemal vessel in the oral part. The mistakes and inaccuracies of early descriptions of the echinoid axial complex are listed. The axial complex and associated structures of sea urchins are compared with other eleutherozoans. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  19. Headache in a patient with Klinefelter’s syndrome and hyperostosis frontalis interna

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    Ramchandren, Sindhu; Liebeskind, David S.

    2007-01-01

    Hyperostosis frontalis interna (HFI) has been reported in older women, but reports in men are rare. We present a novel case of migraine headache in a gentleman with Klinefelter’s syndrome and HFI, along with a discussion of possible pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying both the headache and the HFI.

  20. A auditoria interna em instituições do ensino superior: o caso do Ensino Público Politécnico

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    Saraiva, Elsa Cristina de Sá Martins

    2010-01-01

    Sumário A prática regular de Auditoria interna e externa na Administração Pública é, cada vez mais, uma realidade para avaliar a correcta aplicação dos recursos públicos. A Auditoria Interna tem sido impulsionada, uma vez que se reconhece produzir valor acrescentado, ajudando a gestão, até no que diz respeito a questões de combate à corrupção. Pelo simples facto de existir, a actividade de Auditoria Interna é dissuasora da potencial prática de actos fraudulentos. Assim, t...

  1. Numerical study of the elastic-plastic cyclic deformation of the ''GLOBUS-M'' compact tokamak central solenoid

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    Bykov, V.; Kavin, A.; Krivchenkov, Y.; Panin, A.

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    The ''GLOBUS-M'' is a compact resistive tokamak with a central solenoid (CS) wound around the inner portion of the toroidal field coils. The magnetic field at the solenoid axis amounts to 8.3 T. The CS incorporates two layers of conductor (CuCr copper alloy) baked into insulation. The solenoid is designed to sustain 80,000 energizing. During each loading cycle the solenoid is subjected to the radial forces accompanied with the vertical compression. The most loaded region has been considered and modeled with the use of 2D axisymmetric finite element (FE) model. The model includes two conductor turns baked into insulation compound, copper cooling tubes and solder. The stress analysis shows that there is some plastic deformation in the copper tube and solder during loading and there is some back plastic deformation in the solder during unloading. The reloading does not cause any change in the solenoid stress-strain state in comparison with the case of loading. The number of cycles to failure has been simulated for all metallic components of the solenoid

  2. An Extended Design of the "Grid-Enabled SEE++ System" Based on Globus Toolkit 4 and gLite Conference

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    Schreiner, W.; Buchberger, M.; Kaltofen, T.

    2006-01-01

    "Grid-Enabled SEE++" based on the SEE++ software system for the biomechanical 3D simulation of the human eye and its muscles. SEE++ simulates the common eye muscle surgery techniques in a graphic interactive way that is familiar to an experienced surgeon. The goal of "Grid-Enabled SEE++" is to adapt and to extend SEE++ in several steps and to develop an efficient grid-based tool for "Evidence Based Medicine", which supports the surgeons in choosing optimal surgery techniques for the treatments of different syndromes of strabismus. In our previous work, we combined the SEE++ software with the Globus (pre-Web Service) middleware and developed a parallel version of the simulation of the "Hess-Lancaster test" (typical medical examination). By this, we demonstrated how a noticeable speedup can be achieved in SEE++ by the exploitation of the computational power of the Grid. Furthermore, we reported the prototype implementation of a medical database component for "Grid-Enabled SEE++". Finally, we designed a so calle...

  3. As diferenças entre comunicação interna e endomarketing

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    Carolina Girotto Ochoa

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Atualmente, a comunicação empresarial é algo imprescindível no mundo dos negócios. Em busca de crescimento e melhores resultados, as empresas sempre investiram na comunicação destinada aos clientes, o público externo. Porém, há algum tempo, percebeu-se a necessidade de conquistar o público interno, basicamente composto por empregados e familiares, para que os bons resultados e qualidade de produtos e serviços sejam mantidos. As empresas passaram a investir em ações de comunicação interna e de endomarketing para estreitar relacionamento e motivar os empregados, com o objetivo de obter os resultados esperados. Muitos profissionais costumam, erroneamente, conceituar comunicação interna e endomarketing como sinônimos. Este artigo tem por objetivo diferenciá-los.

  4. Rationes implícitas y sensaciones internas en las Meditationes de Prima Philosophia

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    Mauricio Otaíza

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Descartes afirma que el cogito se “experimenta en uno” (apud se experiatur o se “siente en uno mismo” (“il sent in lui-même”, pero también ha señalado que uno no siente sino a través del cuerpo. El problema es que, en las Meditaciones, el cogito fue caracterizado cuando todavía no se había demostrado la existencia del cuerpo. Pese a esto, Descartes parece haberse dejado influir por ciertas sen- saciones internas de duda y certeza. En el trabajo se sostiene que esto fue posible porque esas sensaciones internas son efecto de una ratio implícita: la existencia de un Dios no engañador.

  5. Corte y sellado reversible de dientes para obtener superficies internas de esmalte incólumes

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    Ana Milena Santiago-Medina

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Las superficies internas de los dientes, que se obtienen por cortes con discos, están generalmente desorganizadas por los giros, la velocidad y la rugosidad del disco. El calor altera la superficie y el agua de la refrigeración la composición química porque disuelve los componentes. En estudios de difusión, el perfil se borra por el corte, lo que anula resultados. Objetivo: desarrollar un método de sellado de superficies internas, ya cortadas antes de los ensayos de difusión, sin dejar trazas químicas o partículas. Materiales y metedos: se probó in vitro la habilidad de cuatro materiales de sellado con 40 especimenes, provenientes de 20 coronas de terceros molares, cortadas sagitalmente. Los especímenes se distribuyeron aleatoriamente en cuatro grupos (n = 10: G1: Teflón (Topex®, G2: Tela de caucho (Dental DAM®, G3: película de cloruro de polivinilo (Vinilpel® y G4: Cinta aislante (Tesa®. Se usó una solución de azul de metileno (AM al 2% por 6 días como indicadora de filtración. Por observación visual de cada muestra, se le asignó un valor (sí o no dependiendo de la presencia o ausencia de cualquier punto MB sobre la superficie de sellado. Los resultados fueron analizados siguiendo un modelo estadístico de respuesta binomial. Resultados: Siguiendo los procedimientos descritos, el teflón es el único material que previene la filtración de AM en la superficie interna expuesta por el corte. Conclusión: Se propone un protocolo de sellado reversible de las superficies internas con teflón, previo al corte de los dientes, para no alterar los resultados experimentales.

  6. A crise interna do México e a Gripe Suína

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    Pedro dos Santos de Borba

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    em questão a institucionalidade do Estado Mexicano,

    enquanto a Gripe Suína alardeia a crise interna.

  7. Auditoria interna de sistema de gestão ambiental: estudo de caso no Verdegreen Hotel

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    Adriano Lucena da Silva

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa analisa as contribuições e os desafios associados às auditorias internas no Verdegreen Hotel, empreendimento hoteleiro de grande destaque na cidade de João Pessoa-PB, selecionado como unidade de estudo por dispor de um Sistema de Gestão Ambiental (SGA ISO 14001 implantado e certificado. Este estudo trata de uma pesquisa descritiva, baseada em um estudo de caso qualitativo. As técnicas utilizadas na metodologia foram: levantamento bibliográfico sobre as normas ISO que abordam as temáticas SGA e auditoria; questionários aplicados aos membros do comitê verde; e análise documental do manual do SGA. Para este estudo, três categorias foram selecionadas: i instrumentos, ii procedimentos e iii recursos humanos. A partir da análise de conteúdo das respostas dos questionários aplicados e do manual do SGA, foi constatado que as auditorias internas do Verdegreen Hotel ocorrem baseadas em métodos bem definidos de coleta e tratamento de informações e que o hotel mantém programas de capacitação para seus colaboradores. Com base nos resultados da pesquisa, tornou-se possível compreender como as questões relacionadas à aplicação da auditoria interna são oportunidades de aprimoramento do SGA implantado.

  8. Cultura y compromiso afectivo: ¿influyen sobre la transferencia interna del conocimiento?

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    Aurora Irma Máynez Guaderrama

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En la nueva economía el conocimiento se reconoce como un activo estratégico, y su transferencia se destaca como una actividad relevante. Por ello, en este trabajo de investigación se examina la influencia de la cultura or ganizacional y del compromiso afectivo sobre la transferencia interna de conocimiento en la empresa; además, se analiza si la cultura de la organización influye significativamente sobre el compromiso afectivo. P ara ello, se llevó a cabo una investigación transversal en una muestra no probabilística de 342 sujetos que laboran en el sector industrial localizado en la frontera norte de México. El análisis estadístico se realizó a través de un modelo de ecuaciones estructurales. Los resultados confirman que la cultura organizacional incide positiva y significativamente sobre la transferencia interna de conocimiento y sobre el compromiso afecti vo. Asimismo, la evidencia empírica apunta que el compromiso afectivo no influye sobre la transferencia interna de conocimiento.

  9. Low-frequency stimulation of the external globus palladium produces anti-epileptogenic and anti-ictogenic actions in rats.

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    Cheng, Hui; Kuang, Yi-fang; Liu, Yang; Wang, Yi; Xu, Zheng-hao; Gao, Feng; Zhang, Shi-hong; Ding, Mei-ping; Chen, Zhong

    2015-08-01

    To investigate the anti-epileptic effects of deep brain stimulation targeting the external globus palladium (GPe) in rats. For inducing amygdala kindling and deep brain stimulation, bipolar stainless-steel electrodes were implanted in SD rats into right basolateral amygdala and right GPe, respectively. The effects of deep brain stimulation were evaluated in the amygdala kindling model, maximal electroshock model (MES) and pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) model. Moreover, the background EEGs in the amygdala and GPe were recorded. Low-frequency stimulation (0.1 ms, 1 Hz, 15 min) at the GPe slowed the progression of seizure stages and shortened the after-discharge duration (ADD) during kindling acquisition. Furthermore, low-frequency stimulation significantly decreased the incidence of generalized seizures, suppressed the average stage, and shortened the cumulative ADD and generalized seizure duration in fully kindled rats. In addition, low-frequency stimulation significantly suppressed the average stage of MES-induced seizures and increased the latency to generalized seizures in the PTZ model. High-frequency stimulation (0.1 ms, 130 Hz, 5 min) at the GPe had no anti-epileptic effect and even aggravated epileptogenesis induced by amygdala kindling. EEG analysis showed that low-frequency stimulation at the GPe reversed the increase in delta power, whereas high-frequency stimulation at the GPe had no such effect. Low-frequency stimulation, but not high-frequency stimulation, at the GPe exerts therapeutic effect on temporal lobe epilepsy and tonic-colonic generalized seizures, which may be due to interference with delta rhythms. The results suggest that modulation of GPe activity using low-frequency stimulation or drugs may be a promising epilepsy treatment.

  10. Hemipelvectomia interna: relato de oito casos Internal hemipelvectomy: report on eight cases

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    Alexandre Ferreira Oliveira

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A hemipelvectomia interna é um procedimento cirúrgico adequado no tratamento de certos tumores de cintura pélvica. É uma alternativa terapêutica capaz de preservar o membro inferior do paciente, ao contrário das amputações clássicas como a amputação interilioabdominal (AIIA e desarticulação coxofemoral. De acordo com a classificação de Enneking, existem quatro tipos de hemipelvectomia interna, mas, se for necessário, é possível a associação de diferentes tipos de ressecção em um único procedimento. É fundamental que esta cirurgia seja indicada de forma correta para que interfira positivamente na morbimortalidade e qualidade de vida do paciente. Relatamos oito casos de hemipelvectomia interna em pacientes diagnosticados com tumores de cintura pélvica, bem como os tipos de tratamento neoadjuvantes e adjuvantes a que eles foram submetidos e o follow-up dos mesmos.Internal hemipelvectomy is a surgical procedure adequate for treatment of certain tumors of the pelvic girdle. Being a lower limb-preserving approach, it is a therapeutic alternative to the classical interilioabdominal amputation and hip joint disarticulation. According to Enneking`s classification, there are four types of internal hemipelvectomies, although the association of different types of resection in the same procedure is feasible if necesary. This surgical approach should be correctly indicated to positively affect the patient`s morbidity, mortality and quality of life. We report eight cases of internal hemipelvectomy in patients diagnosed with tumors of the pelvic girdle. We also discuss the neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatments used, along with their follow-up.

  11. Estimadores de consistencia interna en las investigaciones en salud: el uso del coeficiente alfa

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    Franciele Cascaes da Silva

    Full Text Available La producción académica ha aumentado en el área de la salud, exigiendo cada vez más calidad en las publicaciones de gran impacto. Una de las formas de considerar la calidad es por medio de procedimientos que aumentan la consistencia del análisis de los datos, como la confiabilidad, que dependiendo del tipo de datos, puede ser evaluada por diferentes coeficientes, en especial el coeficiente alfa. Basados en lo anterior, la presente revisión reúne sistemáticamente artículos científicos producidos en los últimos cinco años, que de manera metodológica hicieron uso psicométrico del coeficiente α como un estimador de consistencia interna y de confiabilidad en procesos de construcción, adaptación y validación de instrumentos. La identificación de los estudios fue realizada sistemáticamente en las bases de datos Biomed Central Journals, Google Scholar, Web of Science, Wiley Online Library, Medline via Pubmed, Scielo, Scopus, Journals@Ovid, BMJ y Springer por medio del Portal de Periódicos CAPES, utilizando criterios de inclusión y exclusión. El análisis de los datos fue realizado por medio de triangulación, análisis de contenido y análisis descriptivo. Se obtuvo que la mayoría de los estudios fueron realizados principalmente en Irán (f=3, España (f=2 y Brasil (f=2, estos estudios tuvieron como objetivo testar las propiedades psicométricas de instrumentos, siendo que ocho estudios utilizaron el coeficiente α para evaluar la confiabilidad y nueve para evaluar la consistencia interna. Todos los estudios fueron clasificados como investigaciones metodológicas al analizar sus objetivos. Adicionalmente, cuatro estudios también fueron clasificados como correlacionales y uno como descriptivo-correlacional. Se puede concluir que a pesar de que el coeficiente α es ampliamente utilizado como uno de los principales parámetros para la evaluación de consistencia interna de instrumentos de medición del tipo cuestionario en el

  12. Migración interna indígena desde el Istmo veracruzano: nuevas articulaciones regionales

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    Velázquez-Hernández, Emilia

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    El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar las nuevas articulaciones regionales que se crean a través de las migraciones internas. Para ello, se toma como estudio de caso las migraciones que desde mediados de la década de 1990 se realizan desde el Istmo veracruzano hacia la frontera norte de México y los campos de agricultura intensiva de Sinaloa. Se muestra que, a través de la migración laboral de trabajadores nahuas y popolucas de la Sierra de Santa Marta, regiones antes inconexas se articulan...

  13. Auditoria interna de sistema de gestão ambiental: estudo de caso no Verdegreen Hotel

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    Adriano Lucena da Silva; Isaiane Vieira de Melo; Diego Rodrigues de Lucena

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    Esta pesquisa analisa as contribuições e os desafios associados às auditorias internas no Verdegreen Hotel, empreendimento hoteleiro de grande destaque na cidade de João Pessoa-PB, selecionado como unidade de estudo por dispor de um Sistema de Gestão Ambiental (SGA) ISO 14001 implantado e certificado. Este estudo trata de uma pesquisa descritiva, baseada em um estudo de caso qualitativo. As técnicas utilizadas na metodologia foram: levantamento bibliográfico sobre as normas ISO que abordam as...

  14. Hyperostosis frontalis interna, a genetic disease?: Two medieval cases from Southern Poland.

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    Glab, H; Szostek, K; Kaczanowski, K

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    Two cases of thickening of the internal tables of the frontal bones (hyperostosis frontalis interna, (HFI)) have been examined. These were two female skeletons from the 16th century Dominican Church in Raciborz (Southwest Poland). The similarity of their morphological and metrical traits indicates that they could be related, and suggests that HFI is likely to have a genetic base. These two skeletons are the subject of an analysis which may possibly throw some new light on the controversial and continually disputed nature of this illness.

  15. Migración interna indígena desde el Istmo veracruzano: nuevas articulaciones regionales

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    Emilia Velázquez Hernández

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar las nuevas articulaciones regionales que se crean a través de las migraciones internas. Para ello, se toma como estudio de caso las migraciones que desde mediados de la década de 1990 se realizan desde el Istmo veracruzano hacia la frontera norte de México y los campos de agricultura intensiva de Sinaloa. Se muestra que, a través de la migración laboral de trabajadores nahuas y popolucas de la Sierra de Santa Marta, regiones antes inconexas se articulan actualmente de manera desigual.

  16. MOTORES DE COMBUSTIÓN INTERNA (MCI) OPERANDO CON MEZCLAS DE ETANOL GASOLINA: REVISIÓN

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    Alexander García Mariaca; Edwin Darío Cendales Ladino; Andrés Felipe Eslava Sarmiento

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    En este artículo se presenta una revisión bibliográfica acerca del uso de etanol como combustible en motores de combustión interna de encendido provocado (MCI-EP). Este empieza por una breve descripción de las diversas formas de producción y principales productores en el mundo de etanol, para posteriormente profundizar en el desempeño, combustión y las emisiones en MCIEP al operar con diferentes mezclas de etanol y gasolina convencional. Los resultados obtenidos por los diferentes autores de ...

  17. MOTORES DE COMBUSTIÓN INTERNA (MCI) OPERANDO CON MEZCLAS DE ETANOL GASOLINA: REVISIÓN

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    Garcia Mariaca, Alexander; Cendales Ladino, Edwin Darío; Eslava Sarmiento, Andrés Felipe

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    En este artículo se presenta una revisión bibliográfica acerca del uso de etanol como combustible en motores de combustión interna de encendido provocado (MCI-EP). Este empieza por una breve descripción de las diversas formas de producción y principales productores en el mundo de etanol, para posteriormente profundizar en el desempeño, combustión y las emisiones en MCI-EP al operar con diferentes mezclas de etanol y gasolina convencional. Los resultados obtenidos por los diferentes autores de...

  18. Comunicación interna hospitalaria: una aproximación desde la creatividad

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    Medina-Aguerrebere, P. (Pablo); Río-Pérez, J. (Jorge) del

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    La gestión profesional de la comunicación institucional se ha convertido en una iniciativa estratégica para aquellos hospitales que desean crear una marca sólida. Para ello, la definición de la arquitectura de marca (identidad, valores, misión, visión, cultura e imagen) y su difusión entre los stakeholders internos resulta fundamental. El objetivo de este artículo es reflexionar sobre el impacto que tiene la creatividad publicitaria en las acciones de comunicación interna que realiza un hospi...

  19. Capacidad administrativa como factor de eficiencia interna y global de las organizaciones

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    Carlos E. Martínez Fajardo

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    Full Text Available El concepto de eficiencia ha sido precisado y simplificado por los autores de la teoría clásica de la administración en el sentido de maximizar la producción de las organizaciones con los mínimos costos. En el presente artículo se analizará la eficiencia interna y global de las organizaciones de acuerdo con nuevos criterios adicionales que permitan estudiar el problema con un enfoque de mayor complejidad la naturaleza, fines y estructura de las organizaciones, entre ellos la incidencia del factor de este siglo denominado capacidad administrativa.

  20. "Zolotoi globus" dostalsja "Vaviljonu"

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    Kuldse Gloobuse auhinna draamakategoorias sai mängufilm "Paabel" ("Babel") : režissöör Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu : Ameerika Ühendriigid - Mehhiko, 2006. Ka teised Golden Globe filmiauhinna saajad

  1. Algunas paradojas en la enseñanza actual de la medicina interna en Argentina

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como propósito reflexionar sobre algunas circunstancias que, en Argentina, contribuyen a la crisis de la educación médica y al descontento tanto de pacientes como de profesionales. El centro de atención es la medicina interna. Del análisis surgen algunas paradojas vinculadas con la actual formación de grado y posgrado. Si bien el primer nivel de atención de la salud, en el marco de la atención primaria, puede resolver el 80% de los problemas de salud de la población, la enseñanza de la medicina interna continúa realizándose sobre el paciente hospitalizado. Esto afecta a la forma en que se practica la medicina, pues se privilegia la tecnología en el diagnóstico y tratamiento sobre la prevención de las enfermedades y la promoción de la salud. Las causas de este panorama son varias, destacando el poco tiempo dedicado a la educación en el ámbito del consultorio con pacientes ambulatorios.

  2. Validez de constructo interna y externa del AGQ y PTEGQ en español

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    Francisco Ruiz-Juan

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    Full Text Available El objetivo es analizar las propiedades psicométricas del Achievement Goals Questionnaire (AGQ y el Perceptions of Teacher's Emphasis on Goals Questionnaire (PTEGQ en español, para determinar la fiabilidad, la validez de constructo interna, así como la validez externa partiendo de la hipótesis de que metas de logro y clima motivacional percibido en Educación Física pueden predecir la motivación y la satisfacción intrínseca en los sujetos que realizan actividad físico-deportiva de tiempo libre. Los análisis psicométricos confirman las cuatro dimensiones que se hipotetizan desde el modelo teórico original. Se ha demostrado la validez estructural apoyando la hipótesis de que están basados en el principio de compatibilidad. También ha quedado demostrada su validez de constructo interna, así como la validez de externa ya que las metas de logro y el clima motivacional percibido en Educación Física pueden predecir la motivación y la satisfacción intrínseca en los sujetos activos. Su fiabilidad ha sido aceptable.

  3. Auditorias internas como fonte de informa??o para o conhecimento organizacional: estudo de caso em uma IFES

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    Santos, Ludinaura Regina Souza dos

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    O objetivo geral desta pesquisa foi o de analisar como os processos de auditoria interna v?m se transformando em fonte de informa??o para o conhecimento organizacional em uma IFES. O marco te?rico foi estruturado em quatro partes: (1) discuss?o sobre conhecimento organizacional, (2) teoria da cria??o do conhecimento organizacional, (3) o controle da administra??o p?blica no Brasil e (4) auditorias internas governamentais. Quanto ? caracteriza??o da pesquisa, apresentou um aspec...

  4. Comunicación Interna y Desempeño Laboral en el Programa Nacional de Infraestructura Educativa 2015

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    Padilla Pinedo, Pedro

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    La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo general el determinar qué relación existe entre la Comunicación interna y el desempeño laboral en el Programa Nacional de Infraestructura Educativa 2015; Constituido por 200 trabajadores Administrativos del PRONIED, la muestra censal consideró toda la población, en los cuales se ha empleado las variables: Comunicación Interna y Desempeño Laboral. El método empleado en la investigación fue el hipotético deductivo, esta investigació...

  5. La incidencia delictual para la seguridad interna y el rol del Ministerio Público.

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    Villacís, María Cristina

    1999-01-01

    La seguridad interna es la garantía proporcionada a la nación, para que esta pueda promover la búsqueda de sus objetivos, a pesar de las divergencias de cualquier índole –externo o interno- o de naturaleza –política, económica, sicosocial o militar –o de forma violenta: subversión, corrupción, tráfico de influencias, infiltración ideológica, dominio económico o disgregación social. Una parte de esta seguridad está asignada al Ministerio Público, al tener dentro de sus funciones, la defensa...

  6. Generador oxihidrógeno para motor de combustión interna

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    Cebrián López, Héctor

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    La pujada de preus dels carburants per la crisi econòmica actual motiva a investigar fonts d'energia alternatives. Les fonts d'energia convencionals com els combustibles fòssils són contaminants i costoses, i l'hidrogen generat a través de l'electròlisi de l'aigua és una solució ecològica i econòmica. En aquest projecte es dissenya un generador d'oxihidrógeno i s'estudien els efectes de l'addició d'aquest gas en 2 motors de combustió interna de 2 temps i 50 cc. Els resultats indiquen que, ...

  7. Condiciones de monitoreo para sistema de control de motores de combustión interna

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    Elio Rafael Hidalgo-Batista

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se presentan las insuficiencias existentes en el sistema de control de los motores de combustión interna pertenecientes a los grupos electrógenos, estas insuficiencias se determinaron luego de un análisis realizado al surgimiento de las fallas y a este sistema. Para la mejora del mismo se da a conocer un procedimiento que permite el seguimiento y procesamiento de las condiciones de monitoreo de estos equipos, el uso de este procedimiento ha permitido: definir los patrones de fallo de las tres variables (de ocho que se estudian que con mayor probabilidad se relacionan con el surgimiento de los fallos, mejorar el método comparativo y dos insuficiencias del sistema de control.

  8. Hacia una critica interna de la teoría del intercambio desigual de Emmanuel

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    Garay S. Luis Jorge

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    Full Text Available El presente ensayo constituye apenas una versión parcial y preliminar de un trabajo más extenso que el autor está desarrollando sobre la teoría del intercambio desigual de Emmanuel. Entendido así el carácter de éste, su objetivo se limita únicamente a estudiar los principales supuestos, inconsistencias y vicios teóricos y metodológicos implícitos en
    el "traslado" particular que Emmanuel realiza del esquema de precios de Marx al plano del comercio internacional. En otras palabras, el análisis aquí incluido corresponde más a lo que en la literatura se denomina una crítica interna que a una crítica externa de la teoría de intercamhio desigual de Emmanuel.

  9. Coherencia interna y sincretismo teórico en la fundamentación constitucional mexicana

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    Luis Eusebio Alberto Avendaño González

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    Full Text Available En la teoría jurídica actual el ámbito constitucional es la plataforma para la garantía de los derechos y las libertades; sin embargo, la Constitución mexicana prevé supuestos que son excluyentes entre sí. Esta circunstancia implica prescribir en el nivel constitucional un derecho y, a su vez, un no derecho, lo que por consecuencia crea un sincretismo metodológico. Este texto, además de denunciar tal contradicción, defiende la premisa de que la Constitución requiere de coherencia interna. Dicha idea toma como base el principio de igualdad y la interpretación judicial, para adecuar la coherencia teórica y normativa de la carta constitucional.

  10. UN ANÁLISIS ESPACIAL DE LAS MIGRACIONES INTERNAS EN COLOMBIA (2000-2005

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    ADRIANA CAROLINA SILVA ARIAS

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este documento es realizar un análisis espacial acerca de la dinámica de las migraciones internas recientes en Colombia; en específico durante el periodo del 2000-2005 con base en información censal. Así, se identifica mediante un modelo gravitacional que los flujos migratorios inter-departamentales en Colombia se dirigieron hacia los departamentos más poblados, con mayores ingresos y con tradición migratoria. En adición, se encuentra que durante este mismo periodo Guaviare fue el departamento donde se presentó una mayor probabilidad de emigrar y hacia las zonas vecinas; por otro lado, Antioquia fue el departamento donde se presentó menor probabilidad de emigrar.

  11. MOÇAMBIQUE: compulsando as migrações internas e internacionais

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    Los estudios sobre las migraciones se han llevado a cabo principalmente en el contexto Norte-Sur, como si se tratara de un movimiento unidireccional, cuando la realidad muestra que estos flujos se producen también en el plano horizontal, es decir, dentro de las regiones del Sur, como se puede observar en el continente africano. Mediante este artículo se pretende hacer una reflexión sobre las migraciones internas e internacionales, en lo cual hacemos hincapié la entrada de extranjeros sea en forma regular e principalmente irregular cada vez más pronunciada en Mozambique. El procedimiento de recolección y procesamiento de datos fueron basados principalmente en la investigación bibliográfica, revisión de documentos y el análisis de los datos estadísticos disponibles sobre la migración en Mozambique. Los resultados de la investigación sugieren que la migración y la movilidad en Mozambique varían según la ubicación, perfil histórico, económico y ambiental de las regiones. Continúa la tendencia de la migración a los países vecinos, especialmente a Sudáfrica, al mismo tiempo que se observa la entrada de inmigrantes de diversas partes del mundo, provenientes en su mayoría de países africanos, que atraídos por la relativa estabilidad socioeconómica y política del país, buscan seguridad y mejores condiciones de vida. Palabras clave: Mozambique; Inmigrantes; Migraciones Internas; Migraciones Internacionales.

  12. Rastreamento de resultados adversos nas internações do Sistema Único de Saúde

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    Monica Aguilar Estevam Dias

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a frequência de rastreadores de potenciais resultados adversos em internações no Sistema Único de Saúde. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo, incluindo as internações de adultos na clínica médica (n = 3.565.811 e clínica cirúrgica (n = 2.614.048 no Brasil em 2007. O Sistema de Informações Hospitalares foi utilizado como fonte de informação. A mensuração dos resultados adversos baseou-se no rastreamento de 11 condições clínicas, definidas em estudos internacionais anteriores, registradas no campo diagnóstico secundário. Foram realizadas análises bivariada e multivariada, no intuito de associar resultado adverso, óbito (variável dependente e outras variáveis como idade, utilização de unidade de terapia intensiva e realização de cirurgia. RESULTADOS: A frequência obtida foi 3,6 potenciais resultados adversos por 1.000 internações para ambas as clínicas, superior na clínica médica (5,3 por 1.000 em relação à clínica cirúrgica (1,3 por 1.000. Houve diferenças no perfil das internações: na clínica médica predominaram idosos, maior tempo médio de permanência, maior taxa de mortalidade e menor custo total de internação. O rastreador de resultado adverso mais frequente foi pneumonia hospitalar. Choque/parada cardíaca apresentou maior risco de óbito (OR = 5,76 em relação aos demais resultados adversos. Os maiores gastos com internações estiveram relacionados à sepse hospitalar. Os rastreadores de potencial resultado adverso apresentaram altas chances de óbito, mesmo com a introdução de variáveis como uso de terapia intensiva e realização de cirurgia. CONCLUSÕES: A alta frequência de resultados adversos em internações indica a necessidade de desenvolver estratégias de monitoramento e melhorias dirigidas para a segurança do paciente.

  13. Biochemical and microbiological evidence for fermentative digestion in free-living land iguanas (Conolophus pallidus) and marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on the Galápagos archipelago.

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    Mackie, Roderick I; Rycyk, Mathew; Ruemmler, Rebecca L; Aminov, Rustam I; Wikelski, Martin

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    Herbivorous lizards are potentially capable of high digestive efficiency, but the presence of an indigenous microbial population has been implied from measurements of activity rather than directly studied. This study is the first to provide direct biochemical and microbiological evidence for fermentative digestion in free-living land iguanas (Conolophus pallidus) and marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) from the Galapagos archipelago. In marine iguanas, the stomach and large capacious colon contained ca. 32% and 60%, respectively, of the weight of total gut content. Total volatile fatty acid concentration was ca. 150 and 180 mM, respectively, for marine and land iguanas. Molar proportions of acetate, propionate, and butyrate (80.3%, 9.5%, and 3.5%) in land iguana fecal samples were similar to those for marine iguanas. Examination of fecal samples using confocal and transmission electron microscopy, as well as cultivable counts, revealed a dense and diverse population of bacteria, with spores prominent. Total culturable counts of anaerobes (2.22x10(8) g(-1) wet weight of fecal material) outnumbered aerobes on average by a factor of ca. 700. Combined, these results strongly support the contention that these unique herbivorous lizards are largely dependent on the presence and metabolic activities of a resident bacterial population in order to hydrolyze and ferment plant polymers that are indigestible to the host.

  14. Utility of thermo-alkali-stable γ-CA from polyextremophilic bacterium Aeribacillus pallidus TSHB1 in biomimetic sequestration of CO2 and as a virtual peroxidase.

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    Bose, Himadri; Satyanarayana, Tulasi

    2017-04-01

    Aeribacillus pallidus TSHB1 polyextremophilic bacterium produces a γ-carbonic anhydrase (ApCA), which is a homotrimeric biocatalyst with a subunit molecular mass of 32 ± 2 kDa. The enzyme is stable in the pH range between 8.0 and 11.0 and thus alkali-stable and moderately thermostable with T 1/2 values of 40 ± 1, 15 ± 1, and 8 ± 0.5 min at 60, 70, and 80 °C, respectively. Activation energy for irreversible inactivation "E d " of carbonic anhydrase is 67.119 kJ mol -1 . The enzyme is stable in the presence of various flue gas contaminants such as SO 3 2- ,SO 4 2- , and NO 3 - and cations Mg 2+ , Mn 2+ , Ca 2+ , and Ba 2+ . Fluorescence studies in the presence of N-bromosuccinimide and fluorescence quenching using KI and acrylamide revealed the importance of tryptophan residues in maintaining the structural integrity of the enzyme. ApCA is more efficient than the commercially available bovine carbonic anhydrase (BCA) in CO 2 sequestration. The enzyme was successfully used in biomineralization of CO 2 from flue gas. Replacement of active site Zn 2+ with Mn 2+ enabled ApCA to function as a peroxidase which exhibited alkali-stability and moderate thermostability like ApCA.

  15. Purification and biochemical characterization of a novel thermostable serine alkaline protease from Aeribacillus pallidus C10: a potential additive for detergents.

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    Yildirim, Vildan; Baltaci, Mustafa Ozkan; Ozgencli, Ilknur; Sisecioglu, Melda; Adiguzel, Ahmet; Adiguzel, Gulsah

    2017-12-01

    An extracellular thermostable alkaline serine protease enzyme from Aeribacillus pallidus C10 (GenBank No: KC333049), was purified 4.85 and 17. 32-fold with a yield of 26.9 and 19.56%, respectively, through DE52 anion exchange and Probond affinity chromatography. The molecular mass of the enzyme was determined through sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), with approximately 38.35 kDa. The enzyme exhibited optimum activity at pH 9 and at temperature 60 °C. It was determined that the enzyme had remained stable at the range of pH 7.0-10.0, and that it had preserved more than 80% of its activity at a broad temperature range (20-80 °C). The enzyme activity was found to retain more than 70% and 55% in the presence of organic solvents and commercial detergents, respectively. In addition, it was observed that the enzyme activity had increased in the presence of 5% SDS. K M and V max values were calculated as 0.197 mg/mL and 7.29 μmol.mL - 1 .min - 1 , respectively.

  16. Multiplicative multifractal modeling and discrimination of human neuronal activity

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    Zheng Yi; Gao Jianbo; Sanchez, Justin C.; Principe, Jose C.; Okun, Michael S.

    2005-01-01

    Understanding neuronal firing patterns is one of the most important problems in theoretical neuroscience. It is also very important for clinical neurosurgery. In this Letter, we introduce a computational procedure to examine whether neuronal firing recordings could be characterized by cascade multiplicative multifractals. By analyzing raw recording data as well as generated spike train data from 3 patients collected in two brain areas, the globus pallidus externa (GPe) and the globus pallidus interna (GPi), we show that the neural firings are consistent with a multifractal process over certain time scale range (t 1 ,t 2 ), where t 1 is argued to be not smaller than the mean inter-spike-interval of neuronal firings, while t 2 may be related to the time that neuronal signals propagate in the major neural branching structures pertinent to GPi and GPe. The generalized dimension spectrum D q effectively differentiates the two brain areas, both intra- and inter-patients. For distinguishing between GPe and GPi, it is further shown that the cascade model is more effective than the methods recently examined by Schiff et al. as well as the Fano factor analysis. Therefore, the methodology may be useful in developing computer aided tools to help clinicians perform precision neurosurgery in the operating room

  17. Armazenamento sob atmosfera controlada de tomates com injúria interna de impacto

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    Moretti Celso Luiz

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A injúria interna de impacto causa redução significativa da qualidade de frutos de tomate. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a utilização do armazenamento sob atmosfera controlada na redução do desenvolvimento de uma desordem de amadurecimento conhecida como injúria interna de impacto. Tomates (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill, cv. Solimar, foram colhidos no estádio de amadurecimento verde-maduro e tratados com etileno, por 12 horas, a 20degreesC. Ao atingirem o estádio verde-rosado, sofreram uma queda de 40 cm de altura sobre uma superfície plana, lisa e maciça. Metade dos frutos foi então armazenada sobre atmosfera controlada (3% O2; 4% CO2; balanço com N2 por 8 dias a 20degreesC e 85-95% de umidade relativa, e então foram transferidos para atmosfera ambiente até completamente maduros. A outra metade dos frutos foi mantida continuamente em atmosfera ambiente à mesma temperatura e umidade relativa. Quando estavam completamente maduros, os frutos que sofreram injúria mecânica, armazenados sob atmosfera controlada e sob atmosfera ambiente, desenvolveram sintomas de injúria interna de impacto no tecido locular. O armazenamento sob atmosfera controlada não produziu efeitos significativos no conteúdo de vitamina C total e carotenóides totais para o pericarpo e o tecido locular injuriados. Entretanto, o tecido locular injuriado do tratamento armazenado sob atmosfera controlada possuía acidez titulável 15% superior (ao redor de 162 meq ácido cítrico. kg-1 do que o tratamento sob atmosfera ambiente (ao redor de 140 meq ácido cítrico. kg-1 e era similar ao tratamento não injuriado, armazenado em atmosfera ambiente (ao redor de 174 meq ácido cítrico. kg-1. O tecido pericárpico da região injuriada possuía atividade da poligalacturonase similar para os tratamentos armazenados sob ar ou sob atmosfera controlada. O extravasamento de eletrólitos do pericarpo injuriado foi similar para os tratamentos sob atmosfera

  18. Diagnóstico situacional de las internas del establecimiento penitenciario de Concepción

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    Carlos Soria Parra

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El sistema penitenciario en el país está a cargo del Instituto Nacional Penitenciario (INPE, que administra un total de 66 establecimientos, organizados en ocho Oficinas Regionales (OR. De acuerdo con el artículo 139 la Constitución Política, este organismo público descentralizado del Ministerio de Justicia y Derechos Humanos tiene, como ente rector del sistema penitenciario nacional, la responsabilidad de hacer que los internos ocupen establecimientos adecuados (inciso 21 y que alcancen la reeducación, rehabilitación y reincorporación a la sociedad (inciso 22. Ambas responsabilidades, sin embargo, son claramente incumplidas. Las cárceles padecen hoy de sobrepoblación y hacinamiento sorprendentes, y es más, de condiciones adecuadas para impulsar seriamente el complejo proceso de reeducación, rehabilitación y reincorporación. Lo peor es que la sobrepoblación ya se hace incontrolable. El último año, de junio del 2011 a junio del 2012, la población de internos, según informe del INPE, llegó a 58 019, y alcanzó un asombroso crecimiento de 19,4%, es decir, 9 433 presos más. Las razones de todo este problema, sin duda, son tan diversas, que inclusive van más allá de las decisiones del propio organismo. Es conocido que esta situación es dramática en las cárceles de Lima y Callao, pero no deja de ser preocupante en el interior del país. Los autores - la mayoría - estando desempeñandonos en la Policía Nacional del Perú y siendo a la vez estudiantes de Derecho, quisimos conocer esta realidad en las cárceles en Huancayo, conformantes de la Oficina Regional Centro, y por está razón se comprometió en apoyar a las internas a través de un proceso de asesoría legal, previo estudio sobre la situación del Establecimiento Penitenciario de Mujeres de Concepción, una de la ocho cárceles de mujeres existentes en el país y la única en la zona centro. Su capacidad de albergue es para 55 internas. Está ubicada en la provincia

  19. Validez interna y utilidad diagnóstica del Eating Disorders Inventory en mujeres mexicanas

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    García-García Eduardo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la utilidad diagnóstica y la validez interna del Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI-2 en mujeres mexicanas. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: De octubre de 2000 a enero de 2001 se invitó a participar a todas las mujeres que a juicio de los psiquiatras de la consulta de anorexia del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, de la Ciudad de México, padecían anorexia nervosa o bulimia, sin otra patología psiquiátrica. Es un estudio observacional, comparativo, transversal y prolectivo de dos grupos de mujeres: pacientes de la Clínica de Anorexia del Instituto y de una escuela de la Ciudad de México. Se realizó una entrevista clínica estructurada como estándar de oro (SCID/Manual Diagnóstico y Estadístico de los Trastornos Mentales y la aplicación del Eating Disorder Inventory. El análisis estadístico incluyó t de Student para muestras independientes, coeficiente alpha de Cronbach, sensibilidad, especificidad, valor predictivo positivo y negativo. RESULTADOS: No hubo diferencias significativas en peso, talla e índice de masa corporal entre los grupos. La edad de las mujeres sin trastorno alimentario fue menor (16.7±2.8 vs. 19.9±4.3, p=0.004. La calificación total del Eating Disorder Inventory fue claramente diferente (53.8±32.4 mujeres sin trastorno alimentario vs. 146.3±45.6 pacientes, p<0.001. Para todas las subescalas los coeficientes alpha de Cronbach fueron superiores a 0.85. Para la calificación total se sugiere un punto de corte sensible de 80 [sensibilidad 90.9 (IC 95% 69.4-98.4, especificidad 80 (IC 95% 58.7-92.4], y uno específico de 105 [sensibilidad 81.8 (IC 95% 59-94, especificidad 89.3 (IC 95% 70.6-97.2]. CONCLUSIONES: El Eating Disorder Inventory es útil para investigar trastorno alimentario, con coeficientes de validez interna altos en la población estudiada.

  20. Comunicação Interna na Era da Colaboração: A IBM Brasil

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    Ademir Balbino Siqueira Filho

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    Full Text Available A transformação em seu modelo de negócio, deixando de ser somente fábrica de computadores os desafios do mundo globalizado e o surgimento de novos valores socioculturais determinaram novos rumos à comunicação interna da International Business Machine (IBM Brasil, empresa subsidiária de uma das maiores empresas de Tecnologia da Informação do mundo – a IBM. Diante de novas estratégias de comunicação interna, meios tradicionais de comunicação dividem o espaço ou, então, dão espaço a novos meios, no qual os colaboradores interagem entre si e com a empresa de uma maneira mais direta, mais rápida e menos formal. 

  1. Propuesta de salvaguardas para la independencia de la función de auditoría interna

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    Aurora V. Perez Lopez

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación tiene por objetivo proponer un conjunto de salvaguardas que sirva de referencia a auditores internos y entidades, con el fin de garantizar la existencia de independencia en la función de auditoría interna. Para conseguir este objetivo se aplicó el método Delphi. Los principales resultados obtenidos evidencian que no existen opiniones diferentes por grupos de expertos sobre la importancia de las salvaguardas, pudiéndose proponer un uniforme conjunto de salvaguardas, con la excepción de la externalización de la función de auditoría interna, la cual, según el grupo de auditores internos, es considerada como la menos importante. La independencia sobre las actividades y los sistemas de control interno es la salvaguarda considerada de forma unánime como la más importante.

  2. Dor nas unidades de internação de um hospital universitário

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    Sonia B. Felix Ribeiro

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Estudo exploratório-descritivo, transversal, com objetivo de determinar a prevalência, caracterização, localização, mensuração e discussão de medidas farmacológicas analgésicas em dor aguda em cinco unidades de internação de um hospital universitário. MÉTODO: Participaram 856 sujeitos, dos quais 272 com dor no momento. As informações relacionadas à dor foram obtidas através de entrevista estruturada junto ao leito. Usou-se a escala numérica de dor e diagrama corporal. RESULTADOS: A analgesia foi verificada no prontuário. A prevalência geral de dor foi de 31,8%, sendo intensa em 44,2% e a média de 6,6 na escala numérica de dor. O motivo principal foi traumatismo, o local mais frequente, o abdômen. O analgésico mais usado foi a dipirona em 76,1%, com/sem associação. Opioide forte foi prescrito em 4,4%. Para 27,5% não houve melhoria. CONCLUSÃO: Conclui-se que a dor é de alta prevalência, pouco avaliada, subtratada, com uso incorreto de analgésicos.

  3. Monitoramento da carga interna de treinamento em jogadores de futsal ao longo de uma temporada

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    Bernardo Miloski

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2012v14n6p671 Existe a necessidade de estudos sobre métodos para controle da carga e descri­ção da periodização em equipes de futsal. O objetivo do estudo foi descrever e analisar a carga interna de treinamento em um macrociclo de futsal utilizando-se o método de Percepção Subjetiva do Esforço da sessão. A amostra foi composta por 13 atletas de Liga Nacional. Calculou-se carga de treinamento semanal total (CTST, monotonia e strain durante 37 semanas. Utilizando Teste t de Student pareado, o período de preparação (PP apresentou CTST, strain e monotonia maiores que o competitivo (PC. Utilizando ANOVA de medi­das repetidas, seguida pelo post-hoc de Bonferroni, observaram-se diferenças significativas para CTST entre mesociclos: 1 > 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9; 7 > 4, 5, 8, 9; 2, 3 e 6 > 5, 8, 9; 4 > 5; 8 > 5 (p>0,05. As cargas de treinamento (CT foram mais elevadas no PP com redução no PC. A CT apresenta uma característica ondulatória, adaptando-se ao calendário competitivo.

  4. Cincuenta años de migraciones internas y externas en Nicaragua (1950 - 2000

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    Marcos Membreño Idiáquez

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Se pretende ofrecer una panorámica de la migración interna y externa que Nicaragua ha experimentado en los últimos cincuenta años. Se adoptó una perspectiva de relativamente longue durée para poner de relieve las tendencias estructurales y la evolución histórica del fenómeno. La exposición se ha dividido en tres secciones: en la primera, se hace una caracterización global de la estructura socio-demográfica de Nicaragua, para contextualizar las demás secciones; en la segunda, se aborda la migración dentro de Nicaragua. La componen dos subsecciones: una se ocupa del examen de la migración del Campo a las ciudades y la otra, de la migración hacia la "frontera agrícola"; la tercera, analiza los flujos migratorios hacia el extranjero. Al final, se presentan algunas conclusiones de carácter general.

  5. Transcriptome comparisons identify new cell markers for theca interna and granulosa cells from small and large antral ovarian follicles.

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    Nicholas Hatzirodos

    Full Text Available In studies using isolated ovarian granulosa and thecal cells it is important to assess the degree of cross contamination. Marker genes commonly used for granulosa cells include FSHR, CYP19A1 and AMH while CYP17A1 and INSL3 are used for thecal cells. To increase the number of marker genes available we compared expression microarray data from isolated theca interna with that from granulosa cells of bovine small (n = 10 for both theca and granulosa cells; 3-5 mm and large (n = 4 for both theca and granulosa cells, > 9 mm antral follicles. Validation was conducted by qRT-PCR analyses. Known markers such as CYP19A1, FSHR and NR5A2 and another 11 genes (LOC404103, MGARP, GLDC, CHST8, CSN2, GPX3, SLC35G1, CA8, CLGN, FAM78A, SLC16A3 were common to the lists of the 50 most up regulated genes in granulosa cells from both follicle sizes. The expression in theca interna was more consistent than in granulosa cells between the two follicle sizes. Many genes up regulated in theca interna were common to both sizes of follicles (MGP, DCN, ASPN, ALDH1A1, COL1A2, FN1, COL3A1, OGN, APOD, COL5A2, IGF2, NID1, LHFP, ACTA2, DUSP12, ACTG2, SPARCL1, FILIP1L, EGFLAM, ADAMDEC1, HPGD, COL12A1, FBLN5, RAMP2, COL15A1, PLK2, COL6A3, LOXL1, RARRES1, FLI1, LAMA2. Many of these were stromal extracellular matrix genes. MGARP, GLDC, CHST8, GPX3 were identified as new potential markers for granulosa cells, while FBLN5, OGN, RAMP2 were significantly elevated in the theca interna.

  6. Analýza marketingové strategie společnosti GLOBUS ČR se zaměřením na nepotravinářskou část sortimentu

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    2012-01-01

    The bachelor's thesis is about the analysis of the marketing environment in retail in the Czech Republic. The thesis is concentrated on the influence of marketing environment on GLOBUS ČR and its marketing strategy. The first chapter is theoretical and describes marketing environment and marketing mix, SWOT analysis and market segmentation. In the second chapter are defined the forms and possibilities of marketing communication in the retail environment. The third chapter is practical and the...

  7. Síndrome do andar superior da cápsula interna. Hemiplegia sensitivo-motora capsular

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    A. Borges Fortes

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    Full Text Available Desde Türck (1859 os autores têm se preocupado com a passagem de fibras sensitivas pela cápsula interna. Muitas escolas neurológicas têm estudado a questão não só sob o ponto de vista clínico mas também anatômico e experimental. O autor passa em revista a opinião dos autores franceses (Charcot, Dejerine, Roussy, Long, etc. baseados na anátomo-clínica; dos ingleses com base na experimentação (Horsley, Beevor, Grünbaum, Sherrington, Oppenheim; suíços (Monakow e americanos (Grinker sobre as desordens sensitivas nas lesões da cápsula interna. O autor apresenta dois casos anátomo-clínicos de hemiplegia com perturbações sensitivas devidas a lesões da cápsula interna comprovadas anatomicamente. O tálamo estava indene em ambos os casos. A cápsula interna é um diedro formado pelo encontro de dois planos: o segmento anterior e o segmento posterior. Pela parte mais alta (andar superior do segmento posterior passam as fibras que saem do tálamo em busca da cortiça parietal (fibras tálamo-parietais, as que descem ao pedúnculo cerebral (fibras piramidais e as que ficam entre o núcleo lenticular e o tálamo (fibras extra-piramidais. No andar inferior do mesmo segmento passam somente as fibras piramidais. O autor estuda do ponto de vista anátomo-clínico a síndrome talâmica de Dejerine e Roussy, os estados talâmicos (Austregesilo e Colares e a hemiplegia capsular puramente motora. Mostra a inexistência de alterações sensitivas nas hemiplegias devidas à lesão do andar inferior da cápsula interna posterior. Estuda a síndrome do andar superior da cápsula interna posterior ou hemiplegia sensitivo-motora capsular. Documenta dois casos de hemiplegia sensitivo-motora com o estudo anatômico no qual se viu a lesão do andar superior do braço posterior da cápsula interna e integridade do tálamo. Salienta as diferenças existentes entre a mão talâmica e a capsular e chama a atenção para a contratura em flexão com

  8. Bone metabolic activity in hyperostosis cranialis interna measured with {sup 18}F-fluoride PET

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    Waterval, Jerome J.; Dongen, Thijs M.A. van; Stokroos, Robert J.; Manni, Johannes J. [Maastricht University Medical Center, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Maastricht (Netherlands); Teule, Jaap G.J.; Kemerink, Gerrit J.; Brans, Boudewijn [Maastricht University Medical Center, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Maastricht (Netherlands); Nieman, Fred H.M. [Maastricht University Medical Center, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Technology Assessment, Maastricht (Netherlands)

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    {sup 18}F-Fluoride PET/CT is a relatively undervalued diagnostic test to measure bone metabolism in bone diseases. Hyperostosis cranialis interna (HCI) is a (hereditary) bone disease characterised by endosteal hyperostosis and osteosclerosis of the skull and the skull base. Bone overgrowth causes entrapment and dysfunction of several cranial nerves. The aim of this study is to compare standardised uptake values (SUVs) at different sites in order to quantify bone metabolism in the affected anatomical regions in HCI patients. Nine affected family members, seven non-affected family members and nine non-HCI non-family members underwent {sup 18}F-fluoride PET/CT scans. SUVs were systematically measured in the different regions of interest: frontal bone, sphenoid bone, petrous bone and clivus. Moreover, the average {sup 18}F-fluoride uptake in the entire skull was measured by assessing the uptake in axial slides. Visual assessment of the PET scans of affected individuals was performed to discover the process of disturbed bone metabolism in HCI. {sup 18}F-Fluoride uptake is statistically significantly higher in the sphenoid bone and clivus regions of affected family members. Visual assessment of the scans of HCI patients is relevant in detecting disease severity and the pattern of disturbed bone metabolism throughout life. {sup 18}F-Fluoride PET/CT is useful in quantifying the metabolic activity in HCI and provides information about the process of disturbed bone metabolism in this specific disorder. Limitations are a narrow window between normal and pathological activity and the influence of age. This study emphasises that {sup 18}F-fluoride PET/CT may also be a promising diagnostic tool for other metabolic bone disorders, even those with an indolent course. (orig.)

  9. Bone metabolic activity in hyperostosis cranialis interna measured with 18F-fluoride PET

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    Waterval, Jerome J.; Dongen, Thijs M.A. van; Stokroos, Robert J.; Manni, Johannes J.; Teule, Jaap G.J.; Kemerink, Gerrit J.; Brans, Boudewijn; Nieman, Fred H.M.

    2011-01-01

    18 F-Fluoride PET/CT is a relatively undervalued diagnostic test to measure bone metabolism in bone diseases. Hyperostosis cranialis interna (HCI) is a (hereditary) bone disease characterised by endosteal hyperostosis and osteosclerosis of the skull and the skull base. Bone overgrowth causes entrapment and dysfunction of several cranial nerves. The aim of this study is to compare standardised uptake values (SUVs) at different sites in order to quantify bone metabolism in the affected anatomical regions in HCI patients. Nine affected family members, seven non-affected family members and nine non-HCI non-family members underwent 18 F-fluoride PET/CT scans. SUVs were systematically measured in the different regions of interest: frontal bone, sphenoid bone, petrous bone and clivus. Moreover, the average 18 F-fluoride uptake in the entire skull was measured by assessing the uptake in axial slides. Visual assessment of the PET scans of affected individuals was performed to discover the process of disturbed bone metabolism in HCI. 18 F-Fluoride uptake is statistically significantly higher in the sphenoid bone and clivus regions of affected family members. Visual assessment of the scans of HCI patients is relevant in detecting disease severity and the pattern of disturbed bone metabolism throughout life. 18 F-Fluoride PET/CT is useful in quantifying the metabolic activity in HCI and provides information about the process of disturbed bone metabolism in this specific disorder. Limitations are a narrow window between normal and pathological activity and the influence of age. This study emphasises that 18 F-fluoride PET/CT may also be a promising diagnostic tool for other metabolic bone disorders, even those with an indolent course. (orig.)

  10. Migración interna y tamaño de localidad en México

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    Jaime Sobrino

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La migración rural-urbana es una movilidad espacial ascendente, debido a que el lugar de origen es de menor tamaño poblacional que el de destino. En México, y por lo menos desde el año 2000, la migración urbana-urbana es el flujo preponderante dentro de la migración interna, y en él se combinan la movilidad espacial ascendente y la descendente o de lugares de mayor a menor tamaño de población. El objetivo de este artículo consiste en analizar los flujos migratorios por tamaño de localidad en los periodos 1995-2000 y 2005-2010 para mostrar las características espaciales y económico-productivas de los lugares de origen y destino, y los atributos sociodemográficos de los migrantes en términos de sexo, edad, nivel educativo e ingresos percibidos. Con los resultados es posible establecer la importancia del tamaño de la población de los lugares de origen y de destino en la movilidad poblacional, situación que propicia flujos diferenciados según la distancia recorrida, la estructura económica local y los atributos sociodemográficos de los migrantes. El artículo revela un mayor dinamismo en el volumen de la movilidad espacial descendente y unas condiciones más adversas en la inserción al mercado de trabajo de las personas con movilidad espacial ascendente.

  11. MOTORES DE COMBUSTIÓN INTERNA (MCI OPERANDO CON MEZCLAS DE ETANOL GASOLINA: REVISIÓN

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    Alexander García Mariaca

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta una revisión bibliográfica acerca del uso de etanol como combustible en motores de combustión interna de encendido provocado (MCI-EP. Este empieza por una breve descripción de las diversas formas de producción y principales productores en el mundo de etanol, para posteriormente profundizar en el desempeño, combustión y las emisiones en MCIEP al operar con diferentes mezclas de etanol y gasolina convencional. Los resultados obtenidos por los diferentes autores de los parámetros de desempeño, combustión y emisiones, como potencia, torque, presión media efectiva al freno (BME, eficiencia térmica, tasa de liberación de calor, eficiencia de combustión, presión en la cámara de combustión y emisiones reguladas (NOx, THC, CO, CO2 y MP, muestran que el etanol es un excelente comburente para utilizarse en mezcla con gasolina, especialmente en relaciones superiores al 20 % en volumen (E20; debido a que se produce un mejor proceso de combustión causado por el aumento en la cantidad de oxígeno, y se logran así mejoras en los parámetros de desempeño y emisiones del MCI, tales como incrementos en la potencia y la eficiencia térmica y disminución de las emisiones de CO y THC. Sin embargo, se generan aumentos en algunas emisiones contaminantes, como el CO2 y los NOx causados por el exceso de oxígeno en la combustión y el incremento de la temperatura de los gases de escape.

  12. Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease: New and Emerging Targets for Refractory Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms

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    Dustin Anderson

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Parkinson’s disease (PD is a progressive neurodegenerative condition characterized by bradykinesia, tremor, rigidity, and postural instability (PI, in addition to numerous nonmotor manifestations. Many pharmacological therapies now exist to successfully treat PD motor symptoms; however, as the disease progresses, it often becomes challenging to treat with medications alone. Deep brain stimulation (DBS has become a crucial player in PD treatment, particularly for patients who have disabling motor complications from medical treatment. Well-established DBS targets include the subthalamic nucleus (STN, the globus pallidus pars interna (GPi, and to a lesser degree the ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM of the thalamus. Studies of alternative DBS targets for PD are ongoing, the majority of which have shown some clinical benefit; however, more carefully designed and controlled studies are needed. In the present review, we discuss the role of these new and emerging DBS targets in treating refractory axial motor symptoms and other motor and nonmotor symptoms (NMS.

  13. A Stepwise Approach: Decreasing Infection in Deep Brain Stimulation for Childhood Dystonic Cerebral Palsy.

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    Johans, Stephen J; Swong, Kevin N; Hofler, Ryan C; Anderson, Douglas E

    2017-09-01

    Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions, which cause twisting movements or abnormal postures. Deep brain stimulation has been used to improve the quality of life for secondary dystonia caused by cerebral palsy. Despite being a viable treatment option for childhood dystonic cerebral palsy, deep brain stimulation is associated with a high rate of infection in children. The authors present a small series of patients with dystonic cerebral palsy who underwent a stepwise approach for bilateral globus pallidus interna deep brain stimulation placement in order to decrease the rate of infection. Four children with dystonic cerebral palsy who underwent a total of 13 surgical procedures (electrode and battery placement) were identified via a retrospective review. There were zero postoperative infections. Using a multistaged surgical plan for pediatric patients with dystonic cerebral palsy undergoing deep brain stimulation may help to reduce the risk of infection.

  14. Deep Brain Stimulation Target Selection in an Advanced Parkinson's Disease Patient with Significant Tremor and Comorbid Depression

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    Amar S. Patel

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    Full Text Available Clinical Vignette: A 67-year-old female with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD, medically refractory tremor, and a history of significant depression presents for evaluation of deep brain stimulation (DBS candidacy.  Clinical Dilemma: Traditionally, stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN has been the preferred target for patients with significant PD tremor. However, STN stimulation is avoided in patients with a significant pre-surgical history of mood disorder.  Clinical Solution: Bilateral DBS of the globus pallidus interna led to significant short term improvement in PD motor symptoms, including significant tremor reduction.  Gap in Knowledge: There is insufficient evidence to support or refute clinicians' traditional preference for STN stimulation in treating refractory PD tremor. Similarly, the available evidence for risk of worsening depression and/or suicidality after STN DBS is mixed. Both questions require further clarification to guide patient and clinician decision-making.

  15. Successful deep brain stimulation surgery with intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging on a difficult neuroacanthocytosis case: case report.

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    Lim, Thien Thien; Fernandez, Hubert H; Cooper, Scott; Wilson, Kathryn Mary K; Machado, Andre G

    2013-07-01

    Chorea acanthocytosis is a progressive hereditary neurodegenerative disorder characterized by hyperkinetic movements, seizures, and acanthocytosis in the absence of any lipid abnormality. Medical treatment is typically limited and disappointing. We report on a 32-year-old patient with chorea acanthocytosis with a failed attempt at awake deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery due to intraoperative seizures and postoperative intracranial hematoma. He then underwent a second DBS operation, but under general anesthesia and with intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging guidance. Marked improvement in his dystonia, chorea, and overall quality of life was noted 2 and 8 months postoperatively. DBS surgery of the bilateral globus pallidus pars interna may be useful in controlling the hyperkinetic movements in neuroacanthocytosis. Because of the high propensity for seizures in this disorder, DBS performed under general anesthesia, with intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging guidance, may allow successful implantation while maintaining accurate target localization.

  16. Mortalidade e o tempo de internação em uma unidade de terapia intensiva cirúrgica

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    Abelha Fernando José

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Em cuidados intensivos os resultados podem ser relacionados aos índices de mortalidade ou morbidade. Quando avaliada de forma isolada, a mortalidade é uma medida insuficiente do resultado na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva (UTI; o tempo de internação pode ser uma medida indireta do resultado relacionado com a morbidade. O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar a incidência e os fatores preditivos para mortalidade e tempo de internação dos pacientes admitidos numa UTI cirúrgica. MÉTODO: Participaram deste estudo prospectivo, realizado, entre abril e julho de 2004, todos os 185 pacientes submetidos a procedimentos programados ou de emergência, admitidos numa UTI cirúrgica. Foram registrados os seguintes parâmetros: idade, sexo, altura e peso, temperatura central estado físico segundo a ASA, tipo de intervenção cirúrgica, porte cirúrgico, técnica anestésica, quantidade e qualidade de fluídos administrados durante a anestesia, monitorização da temperatura ou de técnica de aquecimento corporal peri-operatório, duração da anestesia, tempo de permanência na UTI e no hospital e escore SAPS II. RESULTADOS: O tempo médio de internação na UTI foi de 4,09 ± 10,23 dias. Fatores de risco significativos para permanências mais prolongadas na UTI foram o valor do escore SAPS II, estado físico ASA, quantidade administrada, durante a intervenção cirúrgica, de colóides, unidades de plasma fresco e unidades de concentrados de hemáceas. Quatorze pacientes (7,60% morreram durante a internação na UTI e 29 (15,70% morreram durante a internação hospitalar. Fatores de risco independentes de mortalidade com diferença estatística significativa foram intervenções cirúrgicas de emergência, de grande porte, escores altos SAPS II, permanência prolongada na UTI e no hospital. Fatores protetores com diferença estatística significativa para risco de morte hospitalar foram baixo peso corporal e baixo

  17. Medida Socioeducativa de Internação: dos Corpos Dóceis às Vidas Nuas

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    Andrea Cristina Coelho Scisleski

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem como objetivo a problematização dos modos pelos quais a tecnologia disciplinar, presente nas medidas socioeducativas de internação direcionadas aos jovens em conflito com a lei, vem sendo operacionalizada. Tomamos como fio condutor as reflexões de Michel Foucault e Giorgio Agamben para problematizar a vida enquanto objeto político a ser governado para determinado fim e que sofre intervenções não apenas para seu fortalecimento, mas que levam à desproteção jurídica e à morte política, ou mesmo biológica. A investigação se desenvolveu em três momentos metodológicos: oitiva de audiências na Vara da Infância e da Juventude, visita a uma unidade educacional de internação e leitura de processos jurídicos e das normativas legais voltadas para a população em questão. Assim, por meio do que encontramos na pesquisa, entende-se que a tecnologia disciplinar, do modo que vem sendo utilizada nas medidas socioeducativas de internação, assemelha-se mais a um dispositivo de controle com o objetivo meramente de docilizá-los, reduzindo o sujeito à vida nua; isto é, como mero corpo biológico que sofre efeitos de uma ação, do que propriamente um método socioeducativo como estabelecem o Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente e o Sistema Nacional de Atendimento Socioeducativo.

  18. Validade de construto e consistência interna da Escala de Práticas no Lazer (EPL para adultos

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    Rubian Diego Andrade

    Full Text Available Resumo Este estudo propõe e analisa a validade de construto e a consistência interna da Escala de Práticas no Lazer (EPL. O instrumento busca identificar as preferências e o envolvimento em práticas nos diferentes contextos do lazer em adultos. A construção do instrumento deu-se a partir dos conteúdos culturais do lazer (artístico, manual, físico-esportivo, intelectual, social, turístico, virtual e contemplação/ócio. O processo de validação foi realizado com: a Análise de conteúdo por especialistas em lazer, que avaliaram o instrumento quanto à clareza da linguagem e pertinência prática, o que permitiu o cálculo do coeficiente de validade de conteúdo (CVC; b Reprodutibilidade em teste-reteste com 51 sujeitos para o cálculo do coeficiente de variação temporal; e c Análise de consistência interna com 885 participantes. A avaliação de conteúdo apresentou coeficientes adequados, tanto com relação à clareza da linguagem (CVCt = 0,883, quanto à pertinência prática (CVCt = 0,879. Os coeficientes de reprodutibilidade foram de moderados a excelentes. A escala apresentou adequada consistência interna (0,72. A EPL apresentou qualidade psicométrica e valores aceitáveis em sua estrutura, podendo ser utilizada para investigar o envolvimento em práticas nos diferentes conteúdos do lazer de adultos.

  19. Manual de buenas prácticas de comunicación interna en la Biblioteca Universitaria (BUA)

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    Biblioteca Universitaria

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    Todo cuanto hace la biblioteca es comunicación, voluntaria o involuntariamente. La comunicación no es una actividad opcional. La biblioteca comunica sí o sí, lo sepa o no, lo quiera o no, consciente o inconscientemente… (adaptación al campo de la biblioteca de las palabras de Daniel Scheisohn). Con estas premisas comenzamos este Manual de buenas prácticas de comunicación interna en la BUA, con el objetivo de orientar, de una manera sencilla y práctica, hacia las herramientas, técnicas y canal...

  20. Alternativas metodológicas para perfeccionar la adquisición de habilidades en residentes de Medicina Interna

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    Pérez Bada, Elvys; Pérez de Alejo Rodríguez, Marta; Lima León, Carlos Eddy; Bello Medina, Bienvenido; Cabrera Bermúdez, Yamila

    2013-01-01

    Se realizó una investigación de desarrollo con enfoque cualitativo en el Hospital Universitario "Arnaldo Milián Castro" de Villa Clara en el período comprendido entre septiembre del 2008 hasta julio del 2010, con el propósito de diseñar varias acciones metodológicas para perfeccionar la adquisición de habilidades del residente de Medicina Interna que se forma en esta institución. El proceso indagatorio fue concebido en tres etapas: diagnóstico, diseño de las acciones metodológicas y valoració...

  1. Estudio del Efecto de la Altitud sobre el Comportamiento de Motores de Combustión Interna. Parte 1: Funcionamiento

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    Lapuerta, Magín; Armas, Octavio; Agudelo, John R; Sánchez, Carlos A

    2006-01-01

    En este trabajo se estudia el efecto de la altitud sobre la potencia en motores de aspiración natural y turbosobrealimentados sin sistemas correctores, en función de la presión ambiental. La altitud sobre el nivel del mar tiene un notable efecto sobre la densidad del aire y su composición. Dado que los motores de combustión interna tienen sistemas de admisión y de inyección de combustible volumétricos, la altitud modifica el ciclo termodinámico de operación, y en consecuencia las prestaciones...

  2. Una sorprendente victoria: Menem y su red de apoyo en las elecciones internas del peronismo de 1988

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    Joaquín Baeza Belda

    2010-01-01

    1989 supuso para Argentina la llegada a la presidencia del justicialista Carlos Menem y el inicio de un sorprendente giro, dados los antecedentes de su partido, hacia políticas neoliberales. Como paso previo, sin embargo, Menem debió vencer en unas elecciones internas en las que partía, en principio, en clara desventaja ante el favorito Antonio Cafiero, gobernador de la provincia de Buenos Aires y líder de la llamada Renovación peronista. La sorprendente victoria de Menem en 1988 ha sido expl...

  3. Escala de Actitudes hacia Lesbianas y Hombres Homosexuales en México 1. Estructura factorial y consistencia interna

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    José Moral de la Rubia

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio tiene como objetivos calcular la consistencia interna de la escala de Actitudes hacia Lesbianas y Hombres Homosexuales (ATLG y sus factores, determinar la estructura factorial y comprobar su invarianza entre hombres y mujeres. Se levantó una muestra incidental de 356 estudiantes. Los 20 ítems fueron consistentes (¿ = .94. Se definió un factor de actitud hacia las lesbianas (.91 y dos factores de rechazo abierto (.85 y sutil (.78 hacia los hombres homosexuales. Esta estructura de tres factores correlacionados tuvo un ajuste adecuado a los datos y resultó estable entre hombres y mujeres. Se recomienda su uso en México.

  4. La conformación de una frontera interna en las riberas del Tesechoacán

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    Hoffmann , Odile; Palma , Rafael

    2009-01-01

    El capítulo trata de visualizar la lenta construcción regional en el Sur veracruzano, subrayando aquellos procesos históricos que intervienen en la configuración del municipio de Playa Vicente hasta llegar a su singular geografía actual. La diferenciación intra-regional fue un motor muy importante para los variados pulsos de colonización, esfuerzos que terminaron por incidir en las distinciones internas que hoy privan en el municipio: distinciones entre espacios poblados de otros despoblados,...

  5. [On the origin, course and influx-vessels of the V. basalis and the V. cerebri interna (author's transl)].

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    Lang, J; Köth, R; Reiss, G

    1981-01-01

    Origin, course and influx-vessels of the basal vein are investigated on 100 brains. An anterior formation of the basal vein (textbook) was found in 41%, a posterior formation in 34%. The different possibilities of drainage are examined procentually at the different types. Course and number of the different variations of the influx-vessels are taken into account: Vv. thalamostriata inferiores, gyri olfactorii, ventricularis inferior, peduncularis, cerebri interna, thalamostriata superioris, (terminalis), septi pellucidi anterior, septi pellucidi posterior, atrii medialis, atrii lateralis, nuclei caudati.

  6. El endometrio como glándula de secreción interna sinergia utero-ovarica

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    Manuel Aristizábal Z.

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    Full Text Available Antiguamente durante la era anatómica de la ginecología, pudiéramos decir que toda mujer sin útero había resuelto su problema, basados en la formula hipocrática: "las matrices son la causa de todas las enfermedades de las mujeres". Más tarde al ingresar la ginecología en el periodo que pudiéramos llamar funcional, y al ponerse en evidencia las secreciones internas del ovario, los conceptos se modificaron aclarando esta antigua concepción.

  7. Trauma torácico: importância da antibioticoterapia sobre o tempo de internação

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    Fontelles, Mauro José; Mantovani, Mario

    2001-01-01

    No que tange a comprovada eficácia da drenagem pleural fechada, grande controvérsia ainda persiste em relação ao uso associado da antibioticoterapia. Os autores estudaram 167 pacientes, com trauma isolado do tórax, com objetivo de avaliar a importância do uso do antibiótico sobre o tempo de internação pós-drenagem pleural fechada. Dois grupos de pacientes foram incluídos num estudo longitudinal e prospectivo de acompanhamento de coortes. O grupo controle incluiu 104 pacientes sem uso da antib...

  8. Evaluación del funcionamiento de motores de combustión interna trabajando con biodiesel.

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    R. Piloto Rodríguez; R. Sierens; S. Verhelst; N. Ferrer Frontela

    2008-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se determinó la característica exterior de velocidad para dos motores de combustión interna trabajando con combustible biodiesel procedente de varias fuentes naturales y se comparó con la característica exterior de velocidad de los motores originalmente trabajando con combustible diesel. Los motores fueron evaluados con variaciones de carga y velocidad. En uno de los motores ensayados fue determinada la presión en el interior de la cámara de combustión con el objetivo d...

  9. Thalamic involvement in a patient with kernicterus

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    Yilmaz, Yueksel [Department of Pediatrics, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul (Turkey); Ekinci, Gazanfer [Department of Radiology, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul (Turkey)

    2002-07-01

    We report the MR imaging findings of a 16-month-old boy with dyskinetic cerebral palsy resulting from kernicterus. T2-weighted images showed symmetric bilateral hyperintensity in the thalamus in addition to the globus pallidus. (orig.)

  10. Structural Findings in the Brain MRI of Patients with Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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    Yasmin Davoudi

    2014-09-01

    Conclusion: The white matter and globus pallidus were the most common affected regions in brain following acute CO poisoning. Signal abnormalities and restricted diffusion in MRI were correlated with duration of exposure to CO but not with the carboxyhemoglobin levels.

  11. Módulo para la medición de variables en motores de combustión interna

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    Flavio Humberto Fernández-Morales

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Los motores de combustión interna son ampliamente utilizados como fuentes de alimentación en lugares de difícil acceso. Usualmente estos motores, de baja y media potencia, no cuentan con la instrumentación adecuada para que el usuario pueda establecer su correcto funcionamiento en variables como: temperatura, presión de aceite y velocidad de giro. En este trabajo se describe el diseño y puesta a punto de un módulo para la medición de las anteriores variables, que puede ser empleado en motores de combustión interna de funcionamiento estacionario. Se fabricó una tarjeta de adquisición de datos basada en el PIC 16F873, al cual se adaptaron los sensores de estado sólido requeridos para la medición de las variables. Este módulo permite la visualización de las variables a medir y puede ser programado para establecer rangos de operación según el motor con el que se quiera trabajar.

  12. AUDITORIA INTERNA: SUA IMPORTÂNCIA NAS ORGANIZAÇÕES EMPRESARIAIS NO ÂMBITO COMPETITIVO

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    Erica Aparecida Hott

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available A auditoria interna passou a ser um instrumento de amplo controle para os gestores, através de atividades que auxilia a administração como meio de identificar que os processos internos e políticas definidos pela companhia, assim como sistemas contábeis e de controle interno, estão sendo efetivamente seguidos e que as transações realizadas estão refletidas contabilmente em concordância com os critérios definidos previamente, permitindo-lhes exercer com segurança o processo decisório sobre as importantes transações empresariais, sendo um diferencial no meio competitivo. Neste contexto, o presente trabalho teve por objetivo apresentar a importância da auditoria interna dentro do âmbito organizacional nos dias atuais. Utilizou-se uma pesquisa descritiva, com base em estudos publicados que abordam o tema central deste estud. Conclui-se que a organização que investir na contratação do auditor interno terá mais chances de se alavancar no mercado competitivo diante dos avanços econômicos.

  13. Las migraciones internas de los latinoamericanos en España: del boom a la crisis económica

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    Fernando GIL-ALONSO

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Las migraciones internas de la población de nacionalidad extranjera en España se caracterizan por su elevada intensidad, redistribuyendo a la población en el territorio. El objetivo de este artículo es el estudio del colectivo latinoamericano, que con más de 1,7 millones de personas se configuran como una de las comunidades extranjeras más importantes. Mientras sus principales características socio-demográficas han sido ampliamente investigadas -la feminización de los flujos migratorios y del stock de residentes, o su especialización laboral en los servicios-, sus pautas migratorias internas son menos conocidas. El primer objetivo del artículo es analizar la intensidad y las direcciones predominantes de su movilidad en el interior de España, tanto de larga distancia (interprovinciales como de corto radio (intraprovinciales, especial atención en los flujos de suburbanización en Madrid y Barcelona. El segundo objetivo es conocer el impacto de la crisis económica sobre dicha movilidad. Para ello se utilizarán los datos de la Estadística de Variaciones Residenciales junto a los del Padrón continuo.

  14. EVALUACIÓN DE LAS PROPIEDADES MECÁNICAS DE LA ESTRUCTURA INTERNA DE LA GUADUA CON UN MODELO MATEMATICO

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    JAIRO ALEXANDER OSORIO SARAZ

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se caracterizo la estructura interna del Bambú-Guadua angustifolia kunth (GAK, en su zona media, encontrando la composición interna de este material compuesto, como son el porcentaje de la matriz (parénquima y de fibras (células de fibras y tejido conductivo. Se determinó las propiedades mecánicas como la resistencia a tensión y a flexión en sentido tangencial, y la Relación de Poisson del material y la resistencia de la fibra. Se valido un modelo matemático para materiales compuestos propuesto por Chandrupatla & Belegundu (1999, y se encontraron algunas ecuaciones que permiten predecir la resistencia del material en función de la resistencia de la fibra, y también para realizar modelos computacionales útiles para la industria de laminados de pisos en Bambuguadua. Los resultados experimentales no difirieron significativamente de los resultados obtenidos con los modelos matemáticos.

  15. Diagnóstico del estado situacional de la comunicación interna en Amanco-Costa Rica

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    Paola Rojas Lobo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente articulo resume el trabajo de graduacion titulado "Diagnostico del estado situacional de los procesos de comunicacion interna generados por el Departamento de Recursos Humanos de Amanco Costa Rica, durante el II semestre del 2006 y primer semestre del 2007" para optar por el grado de Master en comunicacion con enfasis en mercadeo. Este trabajo busca demostrar como la comunicacion interna en una organizacion permite generar un compromiso en los colaboradores con las labores de la empresa, ayuda a tomar decisiones congruentes, consolida las politicas y la identidad de la organizacion, integra al personal, delimita roles laborales, satisface las necesidades de los clientes internos y los motiva, mejora la calidad de vida de los colaboradores, genera una buena sinergia de trabajo, descentraliza funciones, maximiza el aprovechamiento de oportunidades, reduce los conflictos, mejora la comunicacion entre departamentos, mejora las adaptaciones al cambio, genera un sentido de pertenencia y aumenta la productividad de los procesos y del recurso humano. Para efectuar el diagnostico, se elaboro una serie de variables las cuales fueron convalidadas a traves de los mapeos y diagramas de los procesos comunicacionales de la empresa; ademas, se ejecuto un periodo de observacion estructurado donde se recaudo la mayor cantidad de informacion por medio de la revision de documentos, reuniones, entrevistas, convivencia y el analisis de procesos y macroprocesos. Igualmente, se efectuo entrevistas a profundidad estructuradas a personas claves, quienes se designaron por el mapeo, liderazgo y por sus roles laborales; asi como, una encuesta.

  16. A Consultoria Interna de Recursos Humanos como Prática Catalisadora da Gestão do Conhecimento Organizacional

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    Dante Marciano Girardi

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8077.2009v11n25p151   Este artigo objetiva analisar a contribuição da Consultoria Interna de Recursos Humanos para a Gestão do Conhecimento nas indústrias catarinenses de grande porte. Os procedimentos metodológicos seguiram a linha qualitativa, por meio da pesquisa descritiva e aplicada. Foram entrevistadas sete das maiores empresas catarinenses em número de funcionários. Utilizou-se análise documental e de conteúdo. Quanto aos resultados, a consultoria interna auxilia principalmente nas etapas de socialização e externalização do conhecimento. Além disso, se implementada na sua totalidade e dada autonomia ao consultor interno, permite uma maior interação nos níveis individual, grupal e organizacional descritos por Sabbag (2007. Assim, pode-se perceber que as empresas que possuem maior grau de autonomia, bem como maior nível de implementação são aquelas que os processos são mais compartilhados, socializados e internalizados pelos funcionários. Dessa forma, pode-se afirmar que, nas empresas analisadas, o desenvolvimento dos processos de CIRH catalisa os resultados da Gestão do Conhecimento nas mesmas.

  17. Automatização de um dinamômetro hidráulico para ensaios de motores de combustão interna

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    Esta dissertação apresenta a automatização de um dinamômetro hidráulico instalado na cabine de testes de motores de combustão interna do laboratório de máquinas térmicas da Universidade de Brasília. O dinamômetro é operado por meio de um controlador analógico que comanda o freio do equipamento pela variação da pressão interna gerada pelo vórtice da água no circuito hidráulico. A pressão interna, por sua vez, é controlada por uma válvula borboleta acoplada a um servo motor de corrente contínua...

  18. Trombose da artéria carótida interna devida a trauma penetrante no pálato mole: relato de caso

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    Full Text Available Descrevemos caso de trauma penetrante na região oral em criança, evoluindo com oclusão da artéria carótida interna e déficit neurológico correspondente. A tomografia computadorizada e a ressonância nuclear magnética demonstram a oclusão completa da artéria carótida interna. Enfatizamos esta rara complicação de trauma oral, comum em crianças e discutimos os aspectos patogênicos.

  19. La auditoria interna en la optimización del gobierno corporativo a nivel de una empresa de producción de biocombustibles

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    Prado Palomino, Jorge Luis

    2008-01-01

    En la tesis, se planteó como objetivo, determinar si la auditoria interna influye en la optimización del gobierno corporativo en las empresas de producción de biocombustibles, determinándose como resultado del trabajo de campo, que el grado de independencia, objetividad, servicios de aseguramiento y consultoría por parte de Auditoria Interna incide en el logro de mayor grado de coordinación entre los intereses de los individuos, las empresas y la sociedad; que mediante el aseguramiento influy...

  20. Simultaneous Activation of Multiple Memory Systems during Learning: Insights from Electrophysiology and Modeling

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    autonomic and pain functions, and facilitating/inhibiting voluntary movements. The external segment of the globus pallidus (globus pallidus externa, GPe...or less responsive to pain stimuli. 1.2.4. Other cortico-basal ganglia loops Alexander, Strick and colleagues have additionally defined a number of... orofacial loop and loops through inferotemporal and posterior parietal cortical areas have also been defined. 1.2.5. Interactions between loops Once

  1. Altered effective connectivity network of the basal ganglia in low-grade hepatic encephalopathy: a resting-state fMRI study with Granger causality analysis.

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    Rongfeng Qi

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The basal ganglia often show abnormal metabolism and intracranial hemodynamics in cirrhotic patients with hepatic encephalopathy (HE. Little is known about how the basal ganglia affect other brain system and is affected by other brain regions in HE. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the effective connectivity network associated with the basal ganglia is disturbed in HE patients by using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Thirty five low-grade HE patients and thirty five age- and gender- matched healthy controls participated in the rs-fMRI scans. The effective connectivity networks associated with the globus pallidus, the primarily affected region within basal ganglia in HE, were characterized by using the Granger causality analysis and compared between HE patients and healthy controls. Pearson correlation analysis was performed between the abnormal effective connectivity and venous blood ammonia levels and neuropsychological performances of all HE patients. Compared with the healthy controls, patients with low-grade HE demonstrated mutually decreased influence between the globus pallidus and the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC, cuneus, bi-directionally increased influence between the globus pallidus and the precuneus, and either decreased or increased influence from and to the globus pallidus in many other frontal, temporal, parietal gyri, and cerebellum. Pearson correlation analyses revealed that the blood ammonia levels in HE patients negatively correlated with effective connectivity from the globus pallidus to ACC, and positively correlated with that from the globus pallidus to precuneus; and the number connectivity test scores in patients negatively correlated with the effective connectivity from the globus pallidus to ACC, and from superior frontal gyrus to globus pallidus. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Low-grade HE patients had disrupted effective

  2. Una sorprendente victoria: Menem y su red de apoyo en las elecciones internas del peronismo de 1988

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    Joaquín Baeza Belda

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available 1989 supuso para Argentina la llegada a la presidencia del justicialista Carlos Menem y el inicio de un sorprendente giro, dados los antecedentes de su partido, hacia políticas neoliberales. Como paso previo, sin embargo, Menem debió vencer en unas elecciones internas en las que partía, en principio, en clara desventaja ante el favorito Antonio Cafiero, gobernador de la provincia de Buenos Aires y líder de la llamada Renovación peronista. La sorprendente victoria de Menem en 1988 ha sido explicada comúnmente como fruto de la reacción de la sociedad a la clase política, en el contexto de crisis que atravesaba el país, o bien como producto de los límites e insuficiencias de la línea cafierista. Sin desconocer estos enfoques, en este texto abordamos el problema desde la perspectiva interna del peronismo y del propio Menem, describiendo su labor de acumulación y reestructuración de los sectores más ortodoxos del partido, apartados por el avance de la Renovación. El estudio de estas elecciones internas sirve así para explorar las continuidades y rupturas de la Argentina que abre un nuevo ciclo en 1989.Palabras clave: Argentina, peronismo, Menem, Renovación, elecciones, 1988___________________________ABSTRACT:1989 marked the arrival to the Argentinian presidency of the PJ Carlos Menem and the beginning of a surprising twist, considering the history of his party, towards neoliberal policies. As a preliminary step, however, Menem had to overcome in a primary election, in which he was disadvantaged compared to the favorite Antonio Cafiero, Governor of Province of Buenos Aires and leader of the so called “Peronist Renovation”. Menem's stunning victory in 1988 has been commonly explained as the result of society's reaction to the political class, in the context of crisis of the country, or as a result of the limits and shortcomings of the Cafiero’s political line. Without ignoring these approaches, in this paper we approach the

  3. Brain MR imaging in patients with hepatic cirrhosis: relationship between high intensity signal in basal ganglia on T1-weighted images and elemental concentrations in brain

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    Maeda, H.; Sato, M.; Yoshikawa, A.; Kimura, M.; Sonomura, T.; Terada, M.; Kishi, K.

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    In patients with hepatic cirrhosis, the globus pallidus and putamen show high intensity on T1-weighted MRI. While the causes of this high signal have been thought to include paramagnetic substances, especially manganese, no evidence for this has been presented. Autopsy in four cases of hepatic cirrhosis permitted measurement of metal concentrations in brain and histopathological examination. In three cases the globus pallidus showed high intensity on T1-weighted images. Mean manganese concentrations in globus pallidus, putamen and frontal white matter were 3.03 ± 0.38, 2.12 ± 0.37, and 1.38 ± 0.24 (μg/g wet weight), respectively, being approximately four- to almost ten-fold the normal values. Copper concentrations in globus pallidus and putamen were also high, 50 % more than normal. Calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium concentrations were all normal. The fourth case showed no abnormal intensity in the basal ganglia and brain metal concentrations were all normal. Histopathologically, cases with showing high signal remarkable atrophy, necrosis, and deciduation of nerve cells and proliferation of glial cells and microglia in globus pallidus. These findings were similar to those in chronic manganese poisoning. On T1-weighted images, copper deposition shows no abnormal intensity. It is therefore inferred that deposition of highly concentrations of manganese may caused high signal on T1-weighted images and nerve cell death in the globus pallidus. (orig.). With 2 figs., 2 tabs

  4. Relatório de estágio: auditoria interna e controlo de gestão

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    O presente relatório resulta do estágio curricular realizado na Divisão Municipal de Auditoria Interna, Planeamento e Sistemas de Informação do Município de Oliveira de Azeméis (MOA), no âmbito do Mestrado Contabilidade e Administração Pública e propõe-se divulgar as atividades desenvolvidas ao longo do estágio bem como a propor um método para integração da Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) no Plano Global de Gestão dos Riscos Organizacionais (PGGRO), aplicado à Divisão Municipal de Em...

  5. Crisis cafetalera y migración interna entre campesinos indígenas, en Huehuetla México

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    Alejandro Ortega Hernández

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    Full Text Available La migración sigue siendo un fenómeno social presente en México, con diferentes niveles de intensidad. Para conocer este movimiento poblacional en una zona indígena totonaca se realizó un estudio en Huehuetla, Puebla, mediante una muestra estadística a 83 indígenas productores de café. Los resultados indican que entre los campesinos indígenas, la migración interna, proceso actualmente poco estudiado, se encuentra asociada con la crisis de precios que vive la cafeticultura desde hace más de una década. Las ciudades de México y Puebla se son los principales polos de atracción, en los cuales los totonacos encuentran trabajo y mejores ingresos, que los que actualmente la cafeticultura y los espacios rurales no les pueden ofrecer.

  6. Fatores associados às internações hospitalares no Brasil Analysis of hospital admissions associated factors in Brazil

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    Mônica Silva Monteiro de Castro

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    Full Text Available O objetivo foi identificar fatores associados às admissões hospitalares no Brasil, analisando se essa utilização é eqüitativa e identificando características associadas aos grandes usuários. A PNAD/1998 foi analisada, utilizando regressão logística e regressão logística multinomial, com pesos normalizados e técnicas estatísticas para correção do efeito de desenho. O modelo teórico utilizado foi o Comportamental de Andersen. No modelo ajustado por necessidade de saúde e fatores capacitantes, pessoas com menor renda apresentaram maior chance de se internar; o contrário ocorreu no modelo ajustado somente por necessidade de saúde. Todas as variáveis de necessidade mostraram-se menos relacionadas ao uso nas pessoas com duas internações, em comparação com aquelas com mais do que duas internações. Não houve associação entre variáveis sociais e ocorrência de duas internações, mas essa associação ocorreu para três ou mais internações. A redução das desigualdades sociais nos aspectos que "capacitam" ao uso de admissões hospitalares reduziria as desigualdades neste uso. Um sistema de saúde que ofereça um "serviço de uso regular", além de baixo ou nenhum pagamento no ato do consumo, seriam medidas de impacto positivo na eqüidade do consumo de serviços hospitalares no Brasil.The objective was to identify hospital admission associated factors in Brazil, analyzing if that utilization is equitable and identifying which characteristics are associated with heavy users. We analyzed data from the 1998 National Household Survey, using logistic regression and multinomial logistic regression, with normalized weights and statistical techniques to correct for design effect. We used Andersen's Behavioral Model as the theoretical model for this analysis. In model adjusted for health needs and enabling factors, people with smaller income had more chance of being admitted to hospital; and in model adjusted only for health

  7. Nicolás Ruiz: la lucha contra el Estado y la restricción interna de derechos

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    Inés Castro Apreza

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    Full Text Available Desde una perspectiva histórica, en este artículo se analiza el desarrollo político-electoral de Nicolás Ruiz, un municipio de los Valles Centrales de Chiapas; se pone el énfasis en el período que comienza en 1994, cuando sus habitantes cambian de opción política. Se muestra que es un caso paradigmático de una población mayoritaria con reivindicaciones frente al gobierno local y el Estado nacional, al tiempo que la asamblea de comuneros impone restricciones internas que limitan o anulan los derechos comunales y los derechos políticos de sus habitantes.

  8. Curva de estimativa das internações hospitalares nas regiões metropolitanas brasileiras: um estudo de série histórica

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    Graziella Denúbila Gomes

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar as variações temporais na distribuição das internações hospitalares realizadas no Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS em todas as Regiões Metropolitanas brasileiras entre os anos de 1995 e 2006. Trata-se de estudo ecológico de série histórica com dados secundários referentes às 36 regiões metropolitanas brasileiras. Realizou-se a análise descritiva dos dados, correlação de Spearman e curva de estimativa. Os resultados indicam que o Teste F foi significativo em ordem decrescente para os modelos linear (p=0,001, quadrático (p=0,002 e cúbico (p=0,004. Por outro lado, os valores de R2 apresentaram ordem crescente de valores – 0,277; 0,307 e 0,338, respectivamente. O modelo cúbico mostrou que o percentual médio de internações hospitalares em 2006 apresentou tendência de queda quando comparado ao percentual médio de internações no ano de 1995. Conclui-se que o percentual de internações hospitalares realizadas no SUS nas regiões metropolitanas brasileiras decresceu durante o período analisado.

  9. Diseño de sistema de gestión de la comunicación interna a la medida organizacional

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    evaluación y control de los procesos comunicativos en la organización, capaz de permitir la existencia de un sistema de comunicación coherente y armónico, contribuyendo a una mayor integración interna, fortaleciendo su cultura e identidad.

  10. El desarrollo laboral sustentable y su relación con la migración interna en México

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    Jesús Sergio Sánchez Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available en este trabajo se estudió la interacción entre la mi - gración interestatal y el desarrollo laboral sustentable en México del año 2000 al 2010, de acuerdo con la visión de Amartya Sen. Este desarrollo se midió con el índice de competitividad social, y la interacción con la migración interna se evaluó con un modelo de ecuaciones simultá - neas. Los resultados confirmaron que a mayor desarrollo laboral sustentable, el grado de inmigración fue más y vi - ceversa. Por otro lado, no se encontró relación alguna entre la emigración interna y el desarrollo laboral sustentable. Al desagregar el índice de competitividad social, se encontró una relación causal mutua entre el índice de la ausencia de pobreza salarial y la inmigración interna, así como una relación causa-efecto positiva entre ausencia de pobreza salarial sobre la emigración interna, la cual no se da en el otro sentido.

  11. Selección interna: el control de la filogenia por la ontogenia en una perspectiva variacional

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    Gustavo Caponi

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    Full Text Available La idea de selección interna, propuesta originalmente por Lancelot Whyte, no sólo sirve para entender el papel causal que los constreñimientos del desarrollo tienen en evolución; sino que además puede hacernos comprender de qué modo esos factores organísmicos o internos, cuya importancia la Biología Evolucionaria del Desarrollo hoy quiere rescatar, son pasibles de ser considerados desde una perspectiva variacional o seleccional compatible, pero no asimilable, a la Teoría de la Selección Natural. Así, considerado como un concepto autónomo y diferente al de selección natural, el concepto de selección interna puede permitirnos comprender de qué modo eso que Wallace Arthur llama developmental bias constituye una causa, efectiva y positiva, de transformaciones evolutivas irreversibles y acumulables.The idea of internal selection, originally proposed by Lancelot Whyte, not only helps to understand the causal role that the developmental constraints have in evoltion, but it can also show how these organismic or internal factors, which relevancy the Evolutionary Developmental Biology remarks today, can be considered from a variational or selectional perspective that is compatible with, but not reducible to, Natural Selection Theory. Thus, being considered as a concept autonomous and different from natural selection, the concept of internal selection can allow us to understand how that phenomenon that Wallace Arthur calls developmental bias constitutes an effective and positive cause of irreversible and cumulative evolutionary changes.

  12. Trauma torácico: importância da antibioticoterapia sobre o tempo de internação

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    Full Text Available No que tange a comprovada eficácia da drenagem pleural fechada, grande controvérsia ainda persiste em relação ao uso associado da antibioticoterapia. Os autores estudaram 167 pacientes, com trauma isolado do tórax, com objetivo de avaliar a importância do uso do antibiótico sobre o tempo de internação pós-drenagem pleural fechada. Dois grupos de pacientes foram incluídos num estudo longitudinal e prospectivo de acompanhamento de coortes. O grupo controle incluiu 104 pacientes sem uso da antibioticoterapia; no grupo experimental, 63 pacientes receberam a cefalotina sódica no pós-operatório (500 mg IV - 6/6 h. Entre os pacientes estudados, 12 (7.2% apresentavam trauma fechado; 98 (58.6%, ferimento por arma branca; 41 (24.6% ferida por projétil de arma de fogo e, 16 (9.6% lesões por outros agentes vulnerantes. Entre os pacientes do grupo controle o tempo médio de permanência hospitalar foi de 5.7± 3.2 dias e, no grupo com antibiótico, 5.7± 2.9 dias. Os resultados mostraram que nos pacientes que não receberam antibiótico e evoluíram com algum tipo de complicação pleuropulmonar, o tempo de internação foi, em média, 3.2 dias maior que nos demais.

  13. Transcriptomal profiling of bovine ovarian granulosa and theca interna cells in primary culture in comparison with their in vivo counterparts.

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    Nicholas Hatzirodos

    Full Text Available In vitro culture of ovarian granulosa cells and theca cells has been very important for our understanding of their function and regulation. One of the most eagerly sought attributes of cell culture is the use of chemically-defined conditions. However, even under such in vitro conditions cell behaviour could differ from the in vivo situation because of differences in oxygen tension, nutrients, adhesion matrix and other factors. To examine this further we compared the transcriptomes of both granulosa cells and cells from the theca interna that were cultured in what are arguably the best in vitro conditions for maintaining the 'follicular' phenotypes of both tissue types, as displayed by their respective freshly-isolated counterparts. The array data analysed are from recently published data and use the same sizes of bovine follicles (small antral 3-6 mm and the same Affymetrix arrays. We conducted analysis using Partek, Ingenuity Pathway Analysis and GOEAST. Principal Component Analysis (PCA and hierarchical clustering clearly separated the in vivo from the in vitro groups for both cells types and transcriptomes were more homogeneous upon culture. In both cell cultures behaviours associated with cell adhesion, migration and interaction with matrix or substrate were more abundant. However, the pathways involved generally differed between the two cell types. With the thecal cultures a gene expression signature of an immune response was more abundant, probably by leukocytes amongst the cells cultured from the theca interna. These results indicate differences between in vivo and in vitro that should be considered when interpreting in vitro data.

  14. Poluentes do ar e internações devido a doenças cardiovasculares em São José do Rio Preto, Brasil

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    Kátia Cristina Cota Mantovani

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    Full Text Available Resumo O presente estudo teve como objetivo estimar os efeitos de poluentes ambientais sobre o número de internações por doenças cardiovasculares. Foi um estudo ecológico com dados de internações hospitalares de residentes em São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brasil, com diagnóstico nas categorias de I-00 a I-99, entre 01/10/11 e 30/09/12. Os poluentes analisados foram partículas finas (PM2,5, ozônio, monóxido de carbono, óxido de nitrogênio e dióxido de nitrogênio. Foram estimados pelo modelo CCATT-BRAMS. O uso do modelo aditivo de regressão de Poisson foi utilizado para estimar associação entre a exposição ao PM2,5 e internação por doença cardiovascular. Foram calculados os excessos de internação e os gastos por estas doenças. Observou-se que a exposição ao PM2,5 no quinto dia após a exposição (lag 5 foi significativo para internação e aumentou em 15 ppts segundo incremento de 10µg /m3 na concentração de PM2,5. Foram identificadas 650 internações evitáveis com custos da ordem de R$ 1,9 milhão. Desse modo, foi possível identificar associação entre exposição ao PM2,5 e internações devido a doenças cardiovasculares em cidades de médio porte como São José do Rio Preto fornecendo subsídios aos gestores municipal e regional de Saúde.

  15. Preditores de internação hospitalar em pacientes com síncope atendidos em hospital cardiológico

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    Leonardo Marques Fischer

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: No atendimento ao episódio sincopal é necessário estratificar o risco para melhor diferenciar pacientes que necessitam de internação hospitalar daqueles que podem ser liberados. Os critérios utilizados pelos médicos avaliadores desses pacientes em emergências cardiológicas em nosso meio são desconhecidos. OBJETIVOS: Analisar quais os critérios adotados para internação hospitalar, diferenciá-los dos utilizados nos pacientes liberados e compará-los com os preditores de alto risco definidos pelo escore de OESIL já validado para esse fim. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal em pacientes diagnosticados com síncope na emergência em nossa instituição no ano de 2011. RESULTADOS: Dos 46.476 atendimentos realizados naquele ano, 216 foram descritos como síncope. Dos 216 pacientes analisados, 39% foram internados, sendo que as principais variáveis associadas à admissão foram síncope prévia, doença cardíaca conhecida, história negativa para acidente vascular encefálico no passado, ECG alterado e possuir plano de súde. Na comparação internação contra não internação, os escores OESIL 0-1 foram associados a maior chance de liberação hospitalar; os escores 2-3 apresentaram maior associação com internação. Um escore OESIL >2 demonstrou razão de chances 7,8 vezes maior de internação comparado com o escore 0 (p < 0,001; IC95%: 4,03-15,11. Aproximadamente 39% dos pacientes não tiveram definição etiológica e em 18% foi identificada uma causa cardiológica. CONCLUSÕES: Fatores como doença cardiovascular conhecida, história sincopal prévia, ausência de AVC prévio, possuir seguro de saúde e eletrocardiograma alterado foram os critérios utilizados pelos médicos em emergência para indicar internação hospitalar. Houve boa correlação entre os critérios clínicos e os critérios de risco do OESIL descritos na literatura.

  16. Crear y Definir las Condiciones de Funcionamiento de la Unidad de Auditoría Interna para Mejorar La Gestión Administrativa y de Servicios de Imbauto S.A.

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    El presente trabajo de investigación para “Crear y definir las condiciones de funcionamiento de la Unidad de Auditoría Interna para mejorar la gestión administrativa y de servicios de IMBAUTO S.A.” se realizó con la colaboración de los señores Accionistas, Funcionarios y Empleados de IMBAUTO S.A., por la necesidad de definir las condiciones de funcionamiento de la Unidad de Auditoría Interna. El problema es que IMBAUTO S. A. no tiene una Unidad de Auditoría Interna y un Manual de Auditoría In...

  17. Nivel de conocimiento sobre la especialidad de medicina interna y percepción de los usuarios sobre el rol y capacidades del médico internista

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    Franco Romaní-Romaní

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La especialidad de medicina interna enfrenta muchos retos para permanecer competitiva en el sistema de salud, siendo el escaso conocimiento del público sobre la definición, capacidades y competencias de la medicina interna y del internista uno de esos retos. Objetivos: Determinar cuáles son los conocimientos y la percepción de los pacientes sobre el rol de la medicina interna y del médico internista. Diseño: Estudio transversal, descriptivo y analítico. Lugar: Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza, Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati y una clínica privada. Participantes: Pacientes adultos que visitaron los servicios de Medicina interna de los tres hospitales. Intervención: Se invitó a llenar un cuestionario anónimo y autoadministrado a los participantes entre el 1 y el 15 de septiembre de 2008. Principales medidas de resultados: Nivel de conocimiento sobre medicina interna e internista, percepción de confianza hacia el internista. Resultados: Quinientos pacientes completaron el cuestionario, 42,8% del Hospital Loayza, 40% del Hospital Rebagliati y 17,2% de una clínica privada. Solo 12,2% alcanzó un buen nivel de conocimiento. El 79% de pacientes tuvo percepción de confianza en el internista para el manejo de síntomas, 50,2% confió en la habilidad clínica del internista y 45,9% confió en el manejo de las enfermedades específicas. Conclusiones: Los pacientes no tienen una definición clara de la medicina interna y el rol del internista. La percepción de confianza es alta con respecto al manejo de los síntomas, pero disminuye al tratarse de enfermedades específicas y de las habilidades clínicas del internista. Por lo tanto, debe realizarse esfuerzos de educación pública para mejorar el entendimiento del rol del internista como especialista en medicina de adultos.

  18. Mulheres em idade fértil: causas de internação em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva e resultados

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    Cátia Millene Dell Agnolo

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    Full Text Available Introdução: Pacientes obstétricas representam uma fração significativa das admissões em unidades de cuidado intensivo e consistem em um desafio para a equipe. Objetivo: Analisar as principais causas de internação e morte materna de mulheres em idade fértil ocorridas em unidades de terapia intensiva de hospitais de um município do Noroeste do Paraná, Sul do Brasil. Métodos: Estudo exploratório, descritivo, retrospectivo, realizado com mulheres em idade fértil (10 a 49 anos internadas em três unidades de terapia intensiva existentes em um município do Noroeste do Paraná, por causas obstétricas e não obstétricas, no período de janeiro de 2005 a dezembro de 2009. Resultados: Foram encontradas 775 internações de mulheres em idade fértil, com uma média de idade de 33,7±10,3 anos, com duração média de internação de 5,0±8,4 dias. A maior parte das mulheres era do município estudado (67,2%, com baixa escolaridade (nível primário, 68,2%. Entre as causas obstétricas de internação, a pré-eclâmpsia grave e a eclâmpsia se constituíram na principal causa (71,3%; a pielonefrite se destacou sob outras condições no período gestacional (53%. Não foi encontrada associação estatística entre internações por causas obstétricas em unidade de terapia intensiva e óbito. Conclusão: As causas não obstétricas representaram a maioria das internações de mulheres em idade fértil nas unidades de terapia intensiva do município, no período estudado e, entre as causas obstétricas, a pré-eclâmpsia grave e eclampsia constituíram a principal causa.

  19. Conformado por vía coloidal de recubrimientos en la cara interna de un tubo de acero

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    Full Text Available The development of new coating processes has important limitations related to the films thickness and the geometry of the coating substrates. In this work, two colloidal forming processes are proposed for manufacturing ceramic and metallic coatings on the inner surface of a steel pipe. Ceramic coatings of CaCO3 have been formed by electrophoretic deposition (EPD. Aqueous stable suspensions were prepared and a electrophoretic cell was designed, in which the steel tube to be coated acted simultaneously as container and working electrode. Nickel films were prepared by filling the pipe with the suspension and rotating to fully wet the steel surface. Nickel suspensions were formulated focusing an improved wettability and adherence to the steel surface by using binders. From these processes, ceramic and metallic coatings with 300- 350 μm in thickness, homogeneous and strongly adhered to the inner surface of the steel pipe have been obtained.

    El desarrollo de las tecnologías de fabricación de recubrimientos presenta importantes limitaciones relativas a los espesores de las capas fabricadas y a la geometría de los substratos a recubrir. En este trabajo se proponen dos procesos de conformado coloidal de revestimientos cerámicos y metálicos en la cara interna de un tubo de acero. El revestimiento cerámico (CaCO3 se ha conformado por deposición electroforética (EPD. Para ello se han preparado suspensiones estables de CaCO3 en agua, y se ha diseñado una célula electroforética en la que el tubo es a la vez el contenedor y el electrodo de trabajo. El revestimiento metálico (níquel se ha fabricado por vertido de una suspensión estable sobre el propio tubo de acero. Para ello se han acondicionado las suspensiones con el objetivo de mejorar el mojado y la adherencia sobre el acero. A partir de los procesos de EPD y vertido se han obtenido revestimientos cerámicos y metálicos, respectivamente, con espesores de 300-350 μm, homogéneos y

  20. MRI of bilirubin encephalopathy (kernicterus: A case series of 4 patients from Sub-Saharan Africa, May 2017

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    Full Text Available Characteristic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI findings in patients with chronic kernicterus are bilateral and symmetric T2-weighted hyperintensities in the globus pallidus. We report 4 cases of infants with clinical, laboratory, and MRI findings of kernicterus in this case series. This is the first MRI report of kernicterus in Ethiopia. Awareness of the disease is raised in this report, and the role of magnetic resonance in detecting signal abnormalities associated with kernicterus in the globus pallidi is underscored. We recommend MRI to be part of the investigation in neonates with jaundice. Keywords: Kernicterus, Globus pallidus, MRI

  1. Medidas da rotação interna glenoumeral em tenistas e em nadadores assintomáticos comparados com um grupo-controle

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    Renato Rangel Torres

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    Introdução: O déficit de rotação interna glenoumeral, freqüentemente observado em praticantes de esportes que envolvem movimentos repetidos do membro superior sobre a cabeça, tem sido associado ao surgimento de lesões secundárias no ombro. Objetivos: Medir e comparar a amplitude de rotação interna glenoumeral em praticantes assintomáticos de tênis e natação, esportes com características diferentes, mas que envolvem esse tipo de movimento. Métodos: 54 voluntários assintomáticos do sexo masculi...

  2. Distribuição espacial das internações hospitalares de idosos nas cinco regiões do Brasil

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    Freitas, Denise Cuoghi Carvalho Veríssimo; Oliveira Friestino, Jane Kelly; Fontenele Pimenta, Marta Eugênia; Ferreira, José Ferdinando Ramos

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    O presente estudo analisa os dados de registros de internações hospitalares de sujeitos com 60 anos e mais no Brasil e sua respectiva distribuição espacial nas cinco regiões do país. Trata-se de um estudo epidemiológico, que utiliza dados secundários e retrospectivos referentes às internações hospitalares registrados pelo Sistema Único de Saúde no ano de 2013. Os dados foram obtidos em pesquisa por regiões na base nacional do Sistema de Informações Hospitalares do Sistema Único de Saúde e do ...

  3. A importância da auditoria interna para uma gestão eficiente e eficaz em instituições hospitalares do setor público

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    Versão final (Esta versão contém as críticas e sugestões dos elementos do júri) Na evolução das organizações as instituições hospitalares estão sujeitas a várias pressões, quer internas quer externas, pelo que são cada vez mais necessárias as atividades de auditoria interna de suporte à gestão que permitam atingir os seus objetivos. Uma vez que o serviço hospitalar se insere num ”mundo” complexo e de enorme dificuldade no que se refere à aquisição de um serviço de excelência...

  4. Migrações internas: evolução teórica e algumas evidências empíricas para o caso brasileiro

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    Márcia Regina Gabardo Câmara

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    The aim of this article is to show new light concerning internal migration in Brazil. Consequently a review of the specialized literature was necessary and here in are presented some empirical evidences concerning its recent development. O objetivo do presente artigo é jogar novas luzes sobre a migração interna no Brasil. Conseqüentemente, foi necessário revisar a literatura especializada e apresentar algumas evidências empíricas sobre o seu desenvolvimento recente

  5. Hérnia interna de delgado em pós-operatório de sigmoidectomia a Hartmann = Enteric internal hernia in postoperative period of Hartmann's sigmoidectomy

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    Brenner, Mateus Brum

    2014-01-01

    Conclusões: Abdome agudo pode ser um quadro clínico de manejo difícil em alguns episódios, como o relatado, em que os sintomas e sinais clínicos iniciais não evidenciam a magnitude e a gravidade do caso. Casos como este, de hérnia interna de intestino delgado, podem servir de alerta para futuras condutas em casos duvidosos

  6. Análisis del comportamiento elasto-plástico de grietas internas presurizadas en uniones soldadas de tubos de acero bajo carbono

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    Martín Julián Fernández Cueto

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó el comportamiento elasto-plástico de áreas con grietas internas planas presurizadas. El análisis se efectuó desde el metal base (uniones soldadas de tubos de acero bajo carbono sometidos a presión interna pasando por la zona afectada por el calor hasta el metal depositado. Se usó el programa comercial ANSYS 8.0 [MR] para la simulación en tres dimensiones de modelos geométricos de tubos con grietas internas presurizadas. Se consideró el endurecimiento cinemático y las propiedades reales del material para cada región, mediante elementos finitos con condiciones no lineales de deformación. Se determinaron las trayectorias de fractura y se obtuvieron expresiones que permiten calcular la presión en la grieta y en el tubo. Esto conduce a la fractura de la zona agrietada.

  7. Gerenciando equipes de design interna e externa no processo de desenvolvimento de produtos: caso de duas empresas calçadistas do sul do Brasil.

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    Andréa Capra

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Esse artigo trata da inserção do design no processo de desenvolvimento de produtos em duas empresas da indústria calçadista da região do Vale do Paranhana, no Rio Grande do Sul. Essas empresas podem trabalhar com diferentes tipos de equipes, interna, externa ou mista e, entender as vantagens e desvantagens de cada tipo de equipe é fundamental ao determinar a melhor opção para a empresa. Porém, pouco tem-se estudado buscando essa relação entre equipes de design e desenvolvimento de produtos. Nesse sentido, o objetivo do estudo foi analisar o gerenciamento de equipes de design, interna e externa, no processo de desenvolvimento de produtos de empresas da indústria calçadista. Para isso, um estudo de caso foi realizado através da análise do caso de uma empresa que trabalhava com os dois tipos de equipes. Com a realização desta pesquisa, foi possível estudar a forma de atuação e gerenciamento das equipes interna e externa de design no processo de desenvolvimento de produtos. Os resultados indicam que diferenças nas formas de atuação e gerenciamento de cada equipe estão relacionados com a autonomia decisória conferida para equipe no início do desenvolvimento de novos projetos.

  8. La democracia interna en los partidos políticos españoles: el caso del Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE

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    Gema Sánchez Medero

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se habla mucho de la democracia interna en los partidos políticos, es más, en el art. 6 de la Constitución española, sostiene que la estructura interna y funcionamiento de los partidos deberán ser democráticos. Pero habría que preguntarse hasta qué punto se cumple este precepto realmente. De ahí, que este artículo tiene como propósito analizar el grado de democracia interna del que parecen disfrutar los militantes del PSOE. Por eso, hemos estudiado la capacidad que tienen los afiliados para intervenir y participar en todos aquellos espacios en los que se toman decisiones relevantes para la organización. De manera que podremos averiguar si los militantes pueden participar verdaderamente a la hora de determinar el rumbo y acción de su partido, o si incluso, podrían llegar a variar las decisiones que se adoptan en los órganos ejecutivos del mismo.

  9. Comunicación interna incluyente: dos estudios de caso de inclusión laboral de personas con discapacidad auditiva en Bogotá

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    Sandra Meléndez-Labrador

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación da cuenta de la manera como puede influir la gestión de la comunicación interna en procesos de inclusión laboral de personas con discapacidad auditiva a partir de dos estudios de caso en Bogotá: Carrefour y McDonald's. Este estudio cualitativo de corte interpretativo se realizó a través de observación y entrevistas semiestructuradas, encontrando que tal influencia se ejerce desde los siguientes aspectos: 1 importancia de la comunicación interna en la empresa, 2 lenguaje y discurso, 3 formas de comunicar e informar, 4 imagen y motivación y 5 participación e interacción. Se concluye que la comunicación interna puede eliminar o perpetuar barreras generales y específicas de la comunicación organizacional, siguiendo a Margarida K. Kunsch (2003, en los procesos de inclusión laboral de personas con discapacidad auditiva.

  10. Comunicación interna incluyente. Dos estudios de caso de inclusión laboral de personas con discapacidad auditiva en Bogotá

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    Sandra Meléndez Labrador

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación da cuenta de la manera como puede influir la gestión de la comunicación interna en procesos de inclusión laboral de personas con discapacidad auditiva a partir de dos estudios de caso en Bogotá: Carrefour y McDonald’s. Este estudio cualitativo de corte interpretativo se realizó a través de observación y entrevistas semiestructurada y encontró que tal influencia se ejerce desde los siguientes aspectos: 1 importancia de la comunicación interna en la empresa, 2 lenguaje y discurso, 3 formas de comunicar e informar, 4 imagen y motivación y 5 participación e interacción. Se concluye que la comunicación interna puede eliminar o perpetuar barreras generales y específicas de la comunicación organizacional, en los procesos de inclusión laboral de personas con discapacidad auditiva.

  11. Procesos Alternativos de Combustión en Motores de Combustión Interna. Procesos Alternativos de Combustión en Motores de Combustión Interna

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    S. Martínez-Martínez

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available La combustión por compresión de una mezcla pobre homogénea, o premezclada, ha surgido en los últimos años como una alternativa para la reducción simultánea de las emisiones de óxidos de nitrógeno (NOx y partículas (PM en los motores de combustión interna. Este novedoso proceso se puede considerar como un híbrido entre los motores de encendido provocado (MEP y los de encendido por compresión (MEC, ya que usa una mezcla homogénea (o altamente premezclada de aire-combustible como en los motores de encendido provocado, pero la mezcla se comprime hasta su auto-ignición, como en los motores de encendido por compresión. Aunque el nombre más usado para identificar este novedoso proceso de combustión ha sido el de HCCI (Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition, en la literatura han aparecido una gran variedad de sistemas que aplican este concepto. En este trabajo se presenta una revisión de dichos sistemas. Combustion by compression of a lean and homogeneous (or premixed air-fuel mixture has recently emerged as an effective alternative to achieve simultaneous nitrogen oxides (NOx and particulate matter (PM reduction in internal combustion engines. This novel process can be considered as a hybrid between the spark ignition (SI and the compression ignition (CI combustions. To obtain it is necessary to generate a homogeneous (or highly premixed mixture of fuel and air (such as SI combustion, but this mixture is compressed up to its auto ignition limit (such as DI combustion. Even though this process has been identified as Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI, a variety of systems that use this concept have recently appeared. This document presents a review of such systems.

  12. Environmental pollutants and stroke-related hospital admissions Poluentes ambientais e internações devido a acidente vasculoencéfalico

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    Luiz Fernando Costa Nascimento

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Some effects of environmental pollution on human health are known, especially those affecting the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The current study aimed to estimate these effects on the production of hospital admissions for stroke. This was an ecological study using hospital admissions data in São José dos Campos, São Paulo State, Brazil, with diagnosis of stroke, from January 1, 2007, to April 30, 2008. The target pollutants were particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and ozone. Use of a Poisson linear regression model showed that same-day exposure to particulate matter was associated with hospitalization for stroke (RR = 1.013; 95%CI: 1.001-1.025. An increase of 10µg/m³ in this pollutant increased the risk of hospitalization by 12% (RR = 1.137; 95%CI: 1.014-1.276. In the multi-pollutant model, it was thus possible to identify particulate matter as associated with hospitalization for stroke in a medium-sized city like São José dos Campos.Alguns dos efeitos da poluição ambiental na saúde humana são conhecidos, destacando aqueles nos sistemas respiratório e cardiovascular. Este trabalho tem por objetivo estimar esses efeitos na gênese das internações por acidente vasculoencefálico. Foi um estudo ecológico realizado com dados de internações da cidade de São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brasil, relativos aos diagnósticos de acidente vascular cerebral, entre 1º de janeiro de 2007 e 30 de abril de 2008. Os poluentes estudados foram material particulado, dióxido de enxofre e ozônio. Utilizando-se de modelo linear generalizado da regressão de Poisson, foi possível identificar exposição ao material particulado, no mesmo dia, como associado à internação por acidente vasculoencefálico (RR = 1,013; IC95%: 1,001-1,025. O aumento de 10µg/m3 desse poluente aumenta o risco de internação em 12% (RR = 1,137; IC95%: 1,014-1,276. Assim, foi possível identificar o material particulado, no modelo multipoluente, como

  13. Intervenciones preventivas de la violencia interna en el trabajo: políticas de buenas prácticas y gestión de conflictos

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    Antonia Bernat Jiménez

    Full Text Available La violencia interna en el lugar de trabajo es la que tiene lugar entre los trabajadores, incluidos mandos y directivos. Incluye la violencia física, el acoso sexual y el acoso psicológico, abarcando también otras conductas de violencia psicológica diferenciadas de éste. Debe ser considerada como un riesgo psicosocial, que supone un peligro importante para la salud y seguridad de las personas, y tiene repercusiones organizacionales a través de costes directos e indirectos. Considerar la violencia interna con este enfoque de riesgo laboral, supone que su abordaje se ha de realizar aplicando los principios de la acción preventiva, a la vez que permite adoptar estrategias de actuación dirigidas a la prevención del fenómeno. Las principales organizaciones a nivel mundial y nacional proponen la implementación de una política de prevención de la violencia en el lugar de trabajo. Este artículo trata sobre la conveniencia del desarrollo e implementación en las organizaciones de una política de prevención de la violencia interna, de carácter integral e integrado, que involucre a toda la organización, orientada a lograr entornos de trabajo más saludables y con un enfoque centrado en los factores organizativos y psicosociales. En el artículo se contemplan las premisas esenciales de esa política preventiva de la violencia interna, abordándose también los momentos básicos de la estrategia preventiva: - La evaluación de riesgo psicosociales. - La política de buenas prácticas. - Los procedimientos de gestión de conflictos y acoso psicológico en el trabajo. - Las estrategias de comunicación organizacional y las acciones formativas. Para conseguir auténtica efectividad, las políticas de prevención de la violencia interna deben incorporarse al Sistema de Gestión de la Prevención de la organización, que, a su vez, estará integrado en todos los sistemas de gestión restantes de la empresa.

  14. Internação domiciliar: o perfil dos pacientes assistidos pelo Programa HU em Casa Home care: profile of patients attended by a home care program

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    Daniella Reis Barbosa Martelli

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Internação domiciliar é uma modalidade de atendimento à saúde que está se transformando em uma alternativa importante para minimizar alguns dos principais problemas inerentes aos sistemas de saúde vigentes, especialmente os da rede pública. O objetivo do estudo foi descrever o perfil sociodemográfico e clínico da população assistida pelo Programa de Internação Domiciliar (PID HU em Casa do Hospital Universitário Clemente de Faria da Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros. O estudo foi descritivo e retrospectivo por meio da análise de prontuários, realizada de maio de 2005 a maio de 2008. Foram analisados 137 pacientes, sendo 75 do gênero feminino (54,7% e 62 do masculino (45,3%. O grupo de 61 a 80 anos foi mais prevalente (37,2% e 73% dos pacientes residiam em bairros periféricos do município de Montes Claros-MG. Dos agravos mais comuns na primeira internação, a pneumonia foi prevalente, 22 casos (16,1%. A maioria dos pacientes foi encaminhada ao PID pela clinica médica (84,7%, com intervalo de maior prevalência de duas a três internações (42,4%. Do total de pacientes, 120 (87,6% permaneceram internados por 16 a 30 dias e 51,8% não necessitaram passar novamente pelo PID para uma segunda internação. Com relação à resolutividade clínica, 130 (94,9% tiveram alta clínica, no PID, na primeira internação. O PID mostrou-se ser um programa de alta resolutividade, atendendo mais ao público idoso feminino, de baixa renda e com períodos de internação relativamente curtos.The home care is a modality of health care which is becoming an important alternative to minimize some of mainly relevant problems of world health, especially the public health network. This paper aimed to describe the socio-demographic and clinical population assisted by the Home Care Program HU em Casa, of the University Hospital Clemente de Faria, Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros. It is a descriptive and retrospective study analyzing

  15. Escala Abreviada de Prefeitura Musical (STOMP: evidências de sua validade fatorial e consistência interna

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    Gouveia, Valdiney V.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo adaptar a STOMP (Short Test Of Preference, procurando reunir evidências de sua validade fatorial e consistência interna. Participaram 200 estudantes universitários de uma instituição pública da cidade de João Pessoa. Estes tinham idade média de 22 anos (DP = 4,77; 93,5% com amplitude de 18 a 30 anos, sendo a maioria mulher (51%, solteira (88% e de classe média (60%. Com relação ao curso, a maioria foi composta de alunos de psicologia (29% e administração (18%. Corroborando estudos prévios, foram identificados quatro fatores de estilo musical: Reflexivo e complexo (a=0,74, convencional (a=0,59, intenso e rebelde (a=0,64 e energético e rimico (a=0,60. Quando comparados os modelos uni e bi-fatorial com o de quatro fatores, este último se revelou mais satisfatório: x²/gl=2,59, GFI=0,89, AGFI=0,84 E rmsea=0,09. Observaram-se diferenças de preferência musical de acordo com o gênero; as mulheres indicaram gostar mais do estilo convencional, enquanto os homens preferiam o estilo intenso e rebelde. Estes resultados são criticamente discutidos, ponderando-se a necessidade de incluir novos estilos musicais e sugerindo estudos futuros sobre o tema

  16. Comparação de diferentes métodos de controle da carga interna em jogadores de voleibol

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    Maurício Gattás Bara Filho

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A capacidade de monitorar precisamente a carga de treinamento é um importante aspecto para a efetividade da periodização e para a prevenção de efeitos negativos, como a queda no rendimento. OBJETIVOS: Comparar e correlacionar diferentes métodos de controle de carga interna de treinamento em jogadores de voleibol. MÉTODOS: Quinze atletas profissionais de voleibol do sexo masculino, com idade entre 18 e 30 anos, que competiam em níveis estaduais e nacionais, participaram deste estudo. A carga de treino para cada sessão foi calculada utilizando três diferentes métodos: PSE da Sessão, Zonas de FC (TRIMP de Edwards e de Stagno. RESULTADOS: Verificou-se que há correlação positiva e significativa entre o método proposto por Foster, Edwards e Stagno. No entanto, os valores das correlações individuais entre PSE e Edwards (0,451 a 0,670, em geral, foram ligeiramente maiores que os da correlação entre PSE e Stagno (0,206 a 0,597. CONCLUSÃO: O método proposto por Edwards, bem como o método proposto por Foster, melhor refletem as cargas de treino no voleibol, fazendo com que o monitoramento das cargas seja realizado de maneira mais fidedigna e confiável quando realizado por esses dois métodos.

  17. LA GUERRA INTERNA Y LA PRESENCIA ANDINA EN IGLESIAS EVANGÉLICAS (1980-2000: EL CULTO EN QUECHUA

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    Hedilberto Aguilar de la Cruz

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available La guerra interna en el Perú durante el período 1980-2000 marcó profundamente no solo las estructuras sociopolíticas del país, sino que generó también cambios en los sistemas religiosos, tanto de la sierra, como en Lima. Fueron las iglesias evangélicas, especialmente pentecostales, las que se convirtieron en un polo de atracción para la población andina de la sierra centro-sur, aquellos que más sufrieron las consecuencias del conflicto. El desplazamiento forzado y la rápida actuación del Concilio Nacional Evangélico del Perú potenciaron el surgimiento de cultos en quechua en algunas iglesias evangélicas, dinámica que posteriormente tomó sus propios caminos. En una ciudad y una sociedad marcadas por las profundas divisiones étnico-raciales y de clase, los cultos en quechua impulsaron la visibilización de una amplia población étnicamente negada. Además, las iglesias evangélicas compitieron con Sendero Luminoso por atraer al mismo público, constituyendo uno de los pocos espacios para la reorganización sociopolítica y étnica de los andinos quechuahablantes en las zonas en conflicto, urbanas y rurales, lo cual les dio legitimidad religiosa, social y política.

  18. Evaluación del funcionamiento de motores de combustión interna trabajando con biodiesel.

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    R. Piloto Rodríguez

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se determinó la característica exterior de velocidad para dos motores de combustión interna trabajando con combustible biodiesel procedente de varias fuentes naturales y se comparó con la característica exterior de velocidad de los motores originalmente trabajando con combustible diesel. Los motores fueron evaluados con variaciones de carga y velocidad. En uno de los motores ensayados fue determinada la presión en el interior de la cámara de combustión con el objetivo de evaluar el retardo de ignición. Fue observado que los motores trabajando con combustible biodiesel presentaban una disminución de la potencia efectiva y un aumento del consumo especifico de combustible. Se observó una disminución del retardo de ignición cuando fue empleado el combustible biodiesel. También fue observado que los gases contaminantes, excepto las emisiones de NOx y CO, disminuyen o permanecen constantes con el uso del biocombustible. The engine outer velocity characterization for two engines was made working with biodiesel from different natural sources, and its performance was compared with the engine parameters using reference diesel. The engines were used varying load and velocity. The ignition delay was obtained by measurement of in-cylinder pressure. A decrease in the effective power and increase in the effective fuel consumption were observed in the engines when biodiesel is used. Biodiesel samples shown shorter ignition delay than diesel. The pollutants emitted for the engine using biodiesel was lower than diesel, with the exception of NOx and CO emissions.

  19. Características sociodemográficas e clínicas das internações psiquiátricas de mulheres com depressão

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    Richardson Miranda Machado

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Estudo retrospectivo e exploratório, realizado com objetivos de identificar e analisar características sociodemográficas e clínicas de internações psiquiátricas de mulheres acometidas por depressão. O estudo foi realizado a partir do Sistema de Internações Hospitalares de um serviço especializado. A amostra foi constituída por 24.161 pacientes admitidos; 1.160 tiveram diagnóstico de depressão (4,8%, com predominância do sexo feminino (761-65,6%, faixa etária de 41 a 50 anos (194-25,4%, procedentes para internação de diferentes serviços de saúde (273-35,8%, com tempo de internação de 60 dias (311-40,8%, altas médicas (687-90,2%, uma internação hospitalar (661-86,8% e internações pagas pelo Sistema Único de Saúde (633-83,2%. Os aspectos biológicos (hormonais, culturais (papel da mulher na sociedade, automedicação, diagnóstico tardio e coocorrência com outras doenças foram os principais fatores relacionados ao acometimento por depressão pelas mulheres e internação. Tais aspectos devem direcionar uma melhor abordagem do cuidado e promoção da saúde mental.

  20. Detection system qualification for direct measurement of thyroid internal contamination by radioiodine; Qualificazione di un sistema di rilevazione trasportabile per misure dirette di contaminazione interna di radioiodio

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    Tiberi, V.; Battisti, P.; Gualdrini, G. [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Ezio Clementel, Bologna (Italy). Dipt. Ambiente

    1999-07-01

    The work deals with a detection system qualification for direct measurements of thyroid internal contamination by radioiodine. The isotopes {sup 131}I and {sup 125}I are the most frequently used in nuclear medicine. Because of their volatility they are very dangerous for thyroid contamination by inhalation. The system has been projected to be easily and fast used and above all transportable where the control is necessary. These characteristic make it able to realise supervision programs of internal contamination by radioiodine. In fact due the very high control frequencies (each 15 days for {sup 131}I), these programs are usually very expensive and demanding when they are executed in external measurement laboratories. The following steps are described: devices presentation, calculation of energy and efficiency parameters, minimum detectable activity, time system reliability, best operative conditions in the measurements. At the end an application example of the system is reported. [Italian] Il presente lavoro consiste nella qualificazione di un sistema di rivelazione per misure dirette di contaminazione interna da radioiodio in tiroide, progettato per essere maneggevole, di semplice e rapido impiego e trasportabile sul luogo dove e' richiesta la misura. Il sistema e' stato studiato per la realizzazione di programmi di sorveglianza della contaminazione interna da radioiodio che, richiedendo frequenze di controllo elevate (quindicinali per lo {sup 131}I), sono estremamente impegnativi ed onerosi, soprattutto se i controlli vengono effettuati in centri di misura esterni. Dopo la determinazione dei parametri della calibrazione in energia ed efficienza, la minima attivita' rivelabile, l'affidabilita' del sistema nel tempo e le condizioni operative ottimali da adottare in sede di misura, viene verificata la piena affidabilita' del sistema in un programma di sorveglianza della contaminazione interna da radioiodio.

  1. Comunicación interna hospitalaria: una aproximación desde la creatividad/ Hospital internal communication : an approach from creativity

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    Pablo Medina Aguerrebere

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available La gestión profesional de la comunicación institucional se ha convertido en una iniciativa estratégica para aquellos hospitales que desean crear una marca sólida. Para ello, la definición de la arquitectura de marca (identidad, valores, misión, visión, cultura e imagen y su difusión entre los stakeholders internos resulta fundamental. El objetivo de este artículo es reflexionar sobre el impacto que tiene la creatividad publicitaria en las acciones de comunicación interna que realiza un hospital para crear marca. Para ello, se realiza una revisión bibliográfica sobre la comunicación institucional hospitalaria, la comunicación interna y la creatividad publicitaria. El artículo concluye que la creatividad contribuye positivamente a dinamizar la comunicación interna del hospital y a crear una marca hospitalaria sólida. The professional management of corporate communication has become a strategic initiative to those hospitals that wish to create a strong brand. To do this, the definition of brand architecture (identity, values, mission, vision, culture and image and its dissemination among internal stakeholders is essential. This paper aims to reflect on the impact of advertising creativity in internal communication actions that takes a hospital to create brand. For this, a literature review on hospital corporate communication, internal communication and advertising creativity is performed. This paper concludes that creativity contributes positively to energize the hospital internal communication and create a strong brand

  2. Modelo experimental estável de aneurisma sacular em artéria carótida de suínos utilizando veia jugular interna

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    Severino Lourenço da Silva Júnior

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Desenvolver um modelo experimental estável de aneurisma sacular em carótida de suínos utilizando veia jugular interna. MÉTODOS: Em 12 suínos sadios, com peso variando entre 25 e 50kg, cinco machos e sete fêmeas, foi confeccionado aneurisma na artéria carótida comum direita. Após arteriotomia elíptica, foi realizada anastomose terminolateral com coto distal de veia jugular interna. O volume do aneurisma era calculado de maneira que o valor não excedesse em 27 vezes o valor da área da arteriotomia. Após seis dias, era realizada angiografia e análise microscópica do aneurisma para avaliar perviedade e trombose parcial ou total. RESULTADOS: Houve ganho de peso significante dos suínos no intervalo de tempo entre a confecção do aneurisma e a angiografia (p = 0,04. Foi observada perviedade aneurismática em dez suínos (83%. Ocorreram infecções de feridas operatórias em dois animais (16,6%, ambas com início de aparecimento em três dias após a confecção do aneurisma. Análise histológica dos aneurismas mostrou trombos ocluindo parcialmente a luz em nove suínos (75%. Nesses animais, observou-se que, em média, 9% da luz aneurismática estava preenchida por trombos. CONCLUSÃO: Pôde ser desenvolvido um modelo experimental estável de aneurisma sacular em carótida de suínos utilizando veia jugular interna.

  3. Fricción interna en plomo de muy alta pureza (99,9999% a temperaturas medias

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    Gallego, I.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Internal friction spectra of high purity lead (99.9999% at medium temperatures exhibit a main relaxation peak at 230 K (P1 which depends strongly on the dislocation arrangement. The mechanism associated to P1 relaxation has an activation area between 500b2 and 2000b2 and its activation energy is 0.65±0.05 eV (63±5 KJ/mol, which is only 0,6 times the autodiffusion energy of lead. The behaviour of P1 peak and its dependence on thermomechanical treatments has allowed us to conclude that it is associated to the sliding of dislocations controlled by the climbing of jogs by diffusion of vacancies along the dislocation lines. At a slightly higher temperature, another relaxation (P1 turns up in the spectra, which can be associated to different mechanisms.

    El espectro de fricción interna, a medias temperaturas, del plomo de muy alta pureza (99,9999% presenta una relajación principal a 230 K (P1, cuya intensidad depende fuertemente del estado de organización de las dislocaciones. La medida de los parámetros de activación de P1 indica que el mecanismo asociado a esta relajación tiene un área de activación comprendida entre 500b2 y 2.000b2 y un valor de la energía de activación de 0,65 ±0,05 eV (63±5 KJ/mol, que es sólo 0,6 veces la energía de autodifusión del plomo. El comportamiento de esta relajación y su dependencia con los tratamientos termomecánicos, nos ha permitido concluir que P1 está originado por el deslizamiento de dislocaciones controlado por la escalada de escalones a lo largo de la línea de dislocación. A temperaturas ligeramente superiores, aparece otra relajación (P1, cuyo origen puede estar ligado a diferentes mecanismos.

  4. Estudio de la carga interna en pádel amateur mediante la frecuencia cardíaca

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    Jesús Díaz García

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Los objetivos de este estudio fueron evaluar el nivel de condición física de 8 sujetos amateur de pádel, definir su perfil energético de esfuerzo en juego real mediante registro de frecuencia cardíaca (FC, y proponer un conjunto de variables justificadas de esta, que permita analizar el perfil de carga interna en pádel. Mediante prueba de esfuerzo incremental máxima en cinta de correr se obtuvieron parámetros ergoespirométricos, respiratorios y sus equivalentes cardíacos, introducidos en el sistema de registro de la FC Polar Team. Los sujetos disputaron 7 partidos de entrenamiento de 1 hora de duración y 72-96 horas de separación entre ellos, obteniéndose como variables: consumo máximo de oxígeno (VO2 máx y porcentaje (% de VO2 máx en el umbral anaeróbico; en prueba de esfuerzo, FC máx., media y mín., y zonas de trabajo metabólicas (rangos de FC. Los resultados presentan VO2 máx de 51,15 ± 5,73 ml · kg–1 · min–1, FC máx. durante el juego de 154,75 ± 7,25 ppm, FC med de 130,0 ± 10,4 ppm para tiempo de juego y 89,75 % del tiempo de juego en zona de trabajo aeróbica. Como conclusión, el esfuerzo al que son sometidos durante el juego a nivel cardiorrespiratorio los jugadores amateur de pádel se basa casi exclusivamente en metabolismos aeróbicos. Además, las variables máx., mín. y media de FC para tiempos de juego y descanso y el establecimiento de zonas de trabajo de FC pueden aportarnos información importante sobre lo que ocurre en el juego a nivel cardiorrespiratorio.

  5. A internação de adolescentes pela lente dos tribunais Adolescent internment by the court's point of view

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    Maria Auxiliadora Minahim

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Desde sua entrada em vigor, o Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente sofre sistemáticas críticas no debate público não havendo, entretanto, no campo da doutrina especializada e da jurisprudência efetivos esforços para uma compreensão do alcance da lei e de seus princípios sobretudo quando o tema é a imposição de medidas de internação a adolescentes autores de infração penal. Este texto procura demonstrar a feição homogênea e estável da jurisprudência brasileira nos Tribunais Estaduais nessa matéria à luz dos principais argumentos utilizados como fundamentação das decisões em sede recursal. Alguns resultados da pesquisa "Responsabilidade e garantias ao adolescente autor de ato infracional: uma proposta de revisão do ECA em seus 18 anos de vigência" apoiada pela Secretaria de Assuntos Legislativos do Ministério da Justiça, ilustram as dificuldades de mplementação dos preceitos legais, possibilitando refletir se é a textura aberta da lei o que vem favorecendo a persistência de argumentos extrajurídicos e ideológicos em sua interpretação.Since its approval, The Child and Adolescent Act has been attacked for several critics in the public debate. However neither the specialized dogmatic nor jurisprudence have presented effective efforts to the comprehension of the law or its principles, especially related to internment measures applied to young offenders. the text shows the homogeneous appearance of the brazilian jurisprudence into the State Courts, according to the most used arguments by the decisions. some results from the "Responsibility and Guarantees to young offender: a revision proposal for the child and adolescent act in 18 years of existence" research illustrate these difficulties to implement the legislation, avoiding the consideration regarding the open texture of the law as a possible cause for the persistence of extralegal and ideological arguments on its interpretation.

  6. SECUENCIA DIDACTICA SOBRE LA ESTRUCTURA INTERNA DE LOS SERES VIVOS EN ESTUDIANTES DE JORNADA SABATINA, EN ALGECIRAS HUILA

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    Eduar Nicolás , Cabiativa Hernández

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN La Práctica Pedagógica I en la Licenciatura de Ciencias Naturales de la Universidad Surcolombiana de Neiva-Huila, permite intervenir en el aula, para desarrollar la trama entre el saber disciplinar y el pedagógico-didáctico. La secuencia didáctica propone esta interacción, desde variables como el contexto, dificultades en la enseñanza y aprendizaje de las ciencias naturales, ideas previas de los estudiantes, sus intereses, contenidos conceptuales, procedimentales y actitudinales y un diario de campo que permite la reflexión de la puesta en práctica de la secuencia. Así de esta manera el estudiante profesor reflexiona su práctica inicialmente desde la planificación de su clase al proponer actividades para la instrucción de las ciencias naturales, que en este caso enriquezca y facilite la comprensión en la enseñanza de la estructura interna de los seres vivos. Esta experiencia pedagógica tiene contexto especial, ya que se realiza con jóvenes y adultos del ciclo 4 (8° y 9° grado que eligen  la educación no formal, en la modalidad sabatina, por dificultades de tipo, social, personal y económicas que se le presentan para seguir la escuela regular. Esta situación se agrava porque viven en una zona que actualmente se encuentra en conflicto de orden público como lo es el municipio de Algeciras Huila. A pesar que usualmente estos estudiantes reciben una educación de segunda, con la planeación y aplicación de la secuencia didáctica se logró que los estudiantes reciban una educación con las mismas exigencias de la educación formal donde se evidencia la relación saber disciplinar y pedagógico-didáctico.

  7. Propiedades biomecánicas de la membrana limitante interna tras recibir tratamiento intravítreo con ocriplasmina.

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    Vielmuth, Franziska; Schumann, Ricarda G; Spindler, Volker; Wolf, Armin; Scheler, Renate; Mayer, Wolfgang J; Henrich, Paul B; Haritoglou, Christos

    2017-01-01

    Objetivo: Evaluar la rigidez de la membrana limitante interna (MLI) humana y evaluar los posibles cambios de las propiedades mecánicas tras administrar una inyección intravítrea de ocriplasmina para tratar la tracción vitreomacular. Métodos: Este estudio se compone de una serie de casos intervencionales y comparativos de 12 muestras de MLI extraídas mediante cirugía y obtenidas de forma consecutiva de 9 ojos de 9 pacientes después de someterse sin éxito a vitreólisis farmacológica con ocriplasmina. Durante el mismo periodo de tiempo, 16 muestras de otros 13 ojos sin tratamiento con ocriplasmina se obtuvieron mediante vitrectomía y sirvieron como controles. Todos los pacientes presentaron agujeros maculares o tracción vitreomacular y se sometieron a vitrectomía con disección de la MLI tanto con tinción con azul brillante (AB) como sin ella. Todas las muestras se analizaron con un microscopio de fuerza atómica con imágenes de las regiones de 25 × 25 μm. En todas las muestras, se analizaron tanto la parte de la retina como la del vítreo de la MLI. Resultados: La microscopia de fuerza atómica no reveló diferencias significativas en cuanto a elasticidad de las muestras de MLI extraídas de ojos con o sin tratamiento con ocriplasmina. Las áreas onduladas de la parte de la retina presentaron una mayor rigidez que la parte del vítreo de la MLI. La cartografía topográfica tanto de la parte del vítreo como de la retina de la MLI no mostró ninguna alteración aparente de la morfología en ojos tratados con ocriplasmina en comparación con los ojos no tratados. La tinción con azul brillante conllevó un aumento de la rigidez tisular. Conclusiones: Las inyecciones intravítreas de ocriplasmina no varían las propiedades biomecánicas de la MLI humana. No existen pruebas de un posible efecto enzimático que interfiera con la rigidez de esta membrana basal. © 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  8. Nuevos datos sobre la estructura interna del yacimiento vallesiense de Batallones 1 (Madrid, España

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    Morales, J.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The study of the taphonomic processes of the vallesian site of Batallones 1, considered to be a natural trap, erects as one of the most interesting among the Tertiary Spanish paleontological localities. The study of the internal structure and distribution of the skeletal remains can shed new light on the origin of this association. The analysis of the distribution of the macromammals bones length does not seem to show any size selection in the site, as could be expected from a hydraulic current. Methodological biases can lead us to different interpretations so that we must be cautious. We have checked there isn’t a direct relation between the length of the skeletal elements and their dips though there are some long remains with high dips. This analysis together with future thorough ones will lead us to clarify the origin of the vertebrate association of Batallones 1.El estudio de los procesos tafonómicos del yacimiento vallesiense de Batallones 1, considerado una trampa natural de vertebrados, se erige como uno de los más interesantes dentro de los yacimientos terciarios españoles. El estudio de la estructura interna y la disposición de los restos esqueléticos puede arrojar más luz sobre el origen de esta asociación. El análisis de la distribución de las longitudes de los huesos de macromamíferos no parece indicar una selección de las mismas por tamaños en la planta del yacimiento, como cabría esperar de un aporte hidráulico. Los sesgos metodológicos pueden llevar a interpretaciones diferentes, por lo que hay que ser cauto. Comprobamos que no existe relación entre las longitudes de los elementos esqueléticos y sus respectivos buzamientos, aunque hay que destacar que elementos con longitudes importantes presentan buzamientos grandes. Estos análisis, unidos a futuros estudios exhaustivos, nos llevarán a esclarecer el origen de la asociación de vertebrados de Batallones 1.

  9. Internações e complicações apresentadas por idosos em hospital de referência em doenças infecciosas.

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    Gabriella Xavier Barbalho Mesquita

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Justificativa e Objetivos: A mortalidade por doenças infecciosas vem declinando, entretanto, permanece como um desafio para a Saúde Pública Nacional, devido à persistência de níveis elevados de doenças associadas à pobreza e exclusão social. Deste modo, o objetivo do estudo é identificar as causas de internação dos idosos e as complicações apresentadas em hospital de infectologia do Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil e avaliar o custo financeiro das internações. Métodos: Estudo seccional realizado com idosos internados no Hospital Giselda Trigueiro do ano 2005 a 2010, por meio da análise de prontuários. As variáveis dependentes foram: “consequência da internação” e “custo financeiro”. Foram realizados teste qui-quadrado determinar a associação entre as variáveis e a análise do efeito independente das variáveis intervenientes sobre o desfecho foi realizada através da regressão logística múltipla. Resultados: A idade média foi 72,4 anos e predominaram homens. Diagnósticos prevalentes: Infecção pulmonar não tuberculosa; Infecções de pele e partes moles e Tuberculose pulmonar e extrapulmonar. Na análise múltipla com a variável “consequência da internação”, foram significativas: ventilação mecânica, sonda nasogástrica e entérica, hemorragia digestiva alta e insuficiência renal aguda. Para “custo financeiro”, as variáveis infecção pulmonar não tuberculosa, tuberculose pulmonar e extrapulmonar, sonda vesical de demora e ventilação mecânica permaneceram significativas. Conclusões: O predomínio de infecções respiratórias aponta para a necessidade de medidas preventivas que devem ocorrer no nível da atenção primária à saúde e consequentemente reduzindo a demanda pela atenção especializada. DESCRITORES: Idoso; Hospitalização; Saúde do Idoso; Custos hospitalares; Doenças transmissíveis.

  10. Mulheres em idade fértil: causas de internação em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva e resultados

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    Cátia Millene Dell Agnolo; Angela Andréia França Gravena; Tiara Cristina Romeiro-Lopes; Sheila Cristina Rocha-Brischiliari; Maria Dalva de Barros Carvalho; Sandra Marisa Pelloso

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    Introdução: Pacientes obstétricas representam uma fração significativa das admissões em unidades de cuidado intensivo e consistem em um desafio para a equipe. Objetivo: Analisar as principais causas de internação e morte materna de mulheres em idade fértil ocorridas em unidades de terapia intensiva de hospitais de um município do Noroeste do Paraná, Sul do Brasil. Métodos: Estudo exploratório, descritivo, retrospectivo, realizado com mulheres em idade fértil (10 a 49 anos) internadas em três ...

  11. Planeamiento estratégico, comunicación interna y ambiente laboral en la Dirección General de Concesiones en Comunicaciones. 2016

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    Ávila Cruz, Félix

    2016-01-01

    La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo general el estimar el modelo de regresión logística que describe la relación entre el Planeamiento estratégico frente a la Comunicación Interna y el Ambiente Laboral en la Dirección General de Concesiones en Comunicaciones año 2016; la población constituida por 110 trabajadores administrativos de la Dirección General de Concesiones en Comunicaciones, la muestra no probabilística consideró toda la población, en los cuales se ha emp...

  12. Estudio in vitro de la anatomía interna del primer molar superior mediante el proceso de diafanización

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    Montesinos Rivera, Mayra Vanessa

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    Diferentes estudios corroboran la complejidad anatómica del sistema de conductos radiculares por la presencia de múltiples foránemes, deltas apicales, conductos accesorios y más variaciones. El propósito de este estudio in vitro fue identificar la anatomía interna del sistema de conductos radiculares de 84 primeros molares superiores permanentes, determinando el número de conductos por raíz y el tipo de conducto según la clasificación de Vertucci, así como la prevalencia del conducto mesioves...

  13. Consistencia interna de la batería de evaluación propioceptiva en personas con amputación transtibial (BEPAT) en el Hospital Militar Central

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    Landínez-Parra, Nancy Stella; Núñez, Lady Marcela; Sierra, Ana Cecilia; Quiroga, Laura Catalina; Villamizar, Gladys Eugenia

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    Resumen Introducción. Varías pruebas clínicas han sido diseñadas para evaluar la propiocepción, sin embargo ninguna cuenta con la suficiente validez para ser empleada en población amputada. Por esta razón, el Grupo de Investigación de Profundización en Kinesioterapia de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia ha desarrollado una batería de evaluación propioceptiva para personas con amputación transtibial ya protetizadas (BEPAT). La presente investigación evalúa la consistencia interna de la bat...

  14. Consistencia interna de la batería de evaluación propioceptiva en personas con amputación transtibial (BEPAT) en el Hospital Militar Central

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    Nancy Stella Landínez-Parra; Lady Marcela Núñez; Ana Cecilia Sierra; Laura Catalina Quiroga; Gladys Eugenia Villamizar

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    Introducción. Varías pruebas clínicas han sido diseñadas para evaluar la propiocepción, sin embargo ninguna cuenta con la suficiente validez para ser empleada en población amputada. Por esta razón, el Grupo de Investigación de Profundización en Kinesioterapia de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia ha desarrollado una batería de evaluación propioceptiva para personas con amputación transtibial ya protetizadas (BEPAT). La presente investigación evalúa la consistencia interna de la batería. ...

  15. Análisis del Clima Laboral a través de la Comunicación Interna: "Caso Industria de Línea Blanca"

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    Ortiz Ochoa, Melania Francisca

    2013-01-01

    La presente es una investigación de campo realizada en una empresa productora de línea blanca, la misma que cuenta con su matriz en la ciudad de Cuenca, La investigación está basada en el impacto de contar con un proceso de comunicación interna, inmersa en los procesos estratégicos de la organización, para conseguir un mejor resultado en el Clima Laboral organizacional. La investigación ha sido sustentado en un marco teórico práctico establecidos en lineamentos y políticas instituidas en la o...

  16. El impacto del gasto público sobre el proceso de migración interna: Evidencia empírica para el periodo 2002-2007

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    Vargas, Enver

    2012-01-01

    Se estudian los determinantes de la migración interna en el Perú durante el periodo de 2002 a 2007, poniendo énfasis en el rol del gasto público. A partir de información del Censo Nacional 2007, se identifican los patrones migratorios entre regiones y se estima un modelo de determinantes de migración. Se asume que los potenciales migrantes toman decisiones comparando la región de origen con la de destino en una serie de dimensiones, incluyendo las condiciones del mercado laboral y la disponib...

  17. Análisis exploratorio de investigaciones sobre los motores de combustión interna que trabajan con biogás

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    Arango Gómez, Jorge Eduardo; Sierra Vargas, Fabio Emiro; Silva Leal, Vladimir

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    Resumen Las metodologías y aplicaciones sobre el uso de la tecnología del biogás aparecen en el mundo en gran parte de las investigaciones científicas sobre el tema de la eficiencia, la combustión y el control de emisiones en motores de combustión interna (MCI), las cuales han venido desarrollando en un contexto histórico el mejoramiento de aspectos sociales, económicos y ambientales de Asia, Europa, África y Latinoamérica. En el presente análisis se da una mirada al estado del arte de los mo...

  18. Os vínculos entre a política interna israelense e a resolução da “questão palestina”

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    Heitor Figueiredo Sobral Torres

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo a análise das conseqüências que exerceria a política interna israelense sob a percepção que tal país teria no que se refere à questão palestina. Fatores como as relações e estrutura partidárias, o poder de influência que o parlamento detém na tomada de decisões, entre outros fatores, são amplamente estudados nesse texto.

  19. Validez de constructo y consistencia interna de tres estructuras factoriales y dos sistemas de puntuación del cuestionario de salud general de 12 ítems

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    Miguel Simancas-Pallares; Katherine Margarita Arrieta; Luisa Leonor Arévalo

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    Introducción. El análisis de las propiedades psicométricas de un instrumento reviste importancia para el control de sesgos en la medición. Objetivo. Comparar la validez de constructo y la consistencia interna de tres estructuras factoriales del cuestionario de salud general de 12 ítems. Materiales y métodos. Se hizo un estudio de validación en una muestra anidada de 483 estudiantes de odontología de Cartagena, Colombia. Además de las preguntas del instrumento, se hicieron otras sobre as...

  20. Comunicación interna hospitalaria: una aproximación desde la creatividad/ Hospital internal communication : an approach from creativity

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    Pablo Medina Aguerrebere; Jorge Del Río Pérez

    2015-01-01

    La gestión profesional de la comunicación institucional se ha convertido en una iniciativa estratégica para aquellos hospitales que desean crear una marca sólida. Para ello, la definición de la arquitectura de marca (identidad, valores, misión, visión, cultura e imagen) y su difusión entre los stakeholders internos resulta fundamental. El objetivo de este artículo es reflexionar sobre el impacto que tiene la creatividad publicitaria en las acciones de comunicación interna que realiza un hospi...

  1. Hacia una articulación entre aspectos conceptuales y procedimentales. Una experiencia de enseñanza sobre "las migraciones internas" en la Argentina

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    Aisenberg, Beatriz

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    El presente trabajo se sustenta en una secuencia didáctica implementada en un sexto grado de EGB (alumnos de 11 y 12 años) sobre las migraciones internas en la Argentina a partir de 1930, es decir, la afluencia de personas de diferentes provincias argentinas a la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Como parte de la experiencia, los alumnos realizaron trabajos de diseño, toma y análisis de entrevistas a migrantes internos. Presentaremos un análisis de algunos aspectos de la secuencia didáctica, selecciona...

  2. La Auditoria Interna como instrumento de seguimiento para el Sistema de Gestión de Calidad en una empresa industrial autopartista Plascar S.A.

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    Pereyra, Clelia Elizabeth

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    I. INTRODUCCION -- II METODOLOGIA -- III RESULTADOS Y DISCUSION -- 1- ESTUDIOS EXPLORATORIOS DE CARÁCTER BIBLIOGRÁFICO SOBRE LAS CARACTERÍSTICAS RELEVANTES DE LA EMPRESA PLASCAR SA -- 2- ESTUDIO EXPLORATORIO BIBLIOGRÁFICO SOBRE LA AUDITORIA INTERNA IMPLEMENTADA EN EL SISTEMA DE GESTIÓN DE CALIDAD EN LA INDUSTRIA AUTOMOTRIZ -- 3- ANÁLISIS DE HERRAMIENTA ADMINISTRATIVA DE GESTIÓN ESTRATÉGICA IMPLEMENTADA EN EL SITEMA DE GESTION DE CALIDAD DE PLASCAR S.A -- 4- ESTUDIOS EXPLORATORIOS DE LA EX...

  3. Consistencia interna del cuestionario autoadministrado de la Entrevista Clínica Estructurada para Trastornos del Eje II del DSM-IV*

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    Campo-Arias, Adalberto; Díaz-Martínez, Luis Alfonso; Barros-Bermúdez, Jaider Alfonso

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    Introducción: Es infrecuente identificar posibles casos de trastornos de personalidad en la población general, debido a la carencia de instrumentos autoadministrados con buena validez y confiabilidad. Hasta la fecha no se ha explorado la confiabilidad del cuestionario autoadministrado de la Entrevista Clínica Estructurada para Diagnósticos del eje II (SDID-II) del DSM-IV en la población colombiana. Objetivo: Determinar la consistencia interna de las subescalas del cuestionario autoadministrad...

  4. Mulheres migrantes: senhoras de seu destino? : uma analise da migração interna feminina no Brasil: 1981/1991

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    Maria de Fatima Guedes Chaves

    2009-01-01

    Resumo: Baseado nas informações do Censo Demográfico de 1991, este trabalho tem como objetivo identificar algumas das especificidades da migração interna feminina no Brasil nos anos 1980. Apresenta um panorama detalhado dos deslocamentos femininos, por modalidade migratória para todas as Unidades da Federação, especialmente para aquelas que possuem áreas metropolitanas. As informações censitárias possibilitaram a construção de variáveis explicativas dos deslocamentos por estado conjugal e se...

  5. Migrações internas: evolução teórica e algumas evidências empíricas para o caso brasileiro

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    Márcia Regina Gabardo Câmara

    1988-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to show new light concerning internal migration in Brazil. Consequently a review of the specialized literature was necessary and here in are presented some empirical evidences concerning its recent development. O objetivo do presente artigo é jogar novas luzes sobre a migração interna no Brasil. Conseqüentemente, foi necessário revisar a literatura especializada e apresentar algumas evidências empíricas sobre o seu desenvolvimento recente

  6. O Papel da Migração Interna na Convergência de Rendimentos do Trabalho no Brasil, no Período de 1994 a 2009

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    Jacqueline Nogueira Cambota; Paulo Araújo Pontes

    2012-01-01

    O artigo analisa o papel da migração interna na convergência de rendimentos do trabalho entre unidades da Federação Brasileira, considerando a mobilidade da força de trabalho no modelo Solow-Swan (1956). Para tanto, são usados modelos de crescimento com dados em painel dinâmico, estimados por meio de estimadores de GMM de sistema descritos em Arellano e Bover (1995) e Blundell e Bond (1998), os quais possuem a vantagem de considerar algumas fontes de inconsistências comuns às estimativas de c...

  7. Oclusão bilateral das artérias carótidas internas, sífilis meningovascular e SIDA: relato de caso

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    LAMBRECHT,FLORISBERTO; SÁ,DANIEL S. DE; KOERBEL,ANDREI; TAMANINI,ALEXANDRO; MACHARETH,SÁVIO L.; SCOLA,ROSANA HERMINIA; TEIVE,HÉLIO A. G.; WERNECK,LINEU CESAR

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    Relatamos um caso de obstrução bilateral na origem das artérias carótidas internas, apresentando como sinais/sintomas associados hemiparesia e hipoestesia superficial e profunda à direita, associada a sífilis meningovascular em paciente com SIDA. Tomografia de crânio apresentou pequenas lesões hipodensas, com predomínio à esquerda, e arteriografia evidenciou oclusão bilateral das artérias carótidas. A associação entre lues e SIDA não é infrequente, porém o quadro oligossintomático do paciente...

  8. Internações por doenças relacionadas ao saneamento ambiental inadequado na rede pública de saúde da região metropolitana de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, 2010-2014

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    Mariana Santiago Siqueira

    Full Text Available Resumo OBJETIVO: descrever a ocorrência, as características e os gastos com internações por doenças relacionadas ao saneamento ambiental inadequado (DRSAI financiadas pelo Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS entre residentes na Região Metropolitana de Porto Alegre-RS, no período de 2010 a 2014. MÉTODOS: estudo descritivo com dados do Sistema de Informações Hospitalares do SUS (SIH/SUS. RESULTADOS: das 13.929 internações por DRSAI, 93,7% relacionaram-se às doenças de transmissão feco-oral e 20,4% foram de crianças de 1 a 4 anos de idade (28,1 internações/10 mil hab./ano; a letalidade hospitalar foi de 2,2%, tendo as doenças de transmissão feco-oral como principais causas de óbito; em 2,0% das internações, houve utilização de unidade de terapia intensiva (UTI; o gasto total com as internações foi de cerca de R$6,1 milhões. CONCLUSÃO: as DRSAI permanecem como um importante problema na região metropolitana de Porto Alegre-RS, embora esta apresente bons indicadores de desenvolvimento.

  9. Parámetros y factores asociados a la dilución interna en yacimientos cubanos de níquel y cobalto

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    Lázaro Fernández-Martínez

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo fue establecer, en los yacimientos cubanos de níquel y cobalto, los elementos que condicionan e identifican las intercalaciones de baja ley, generadoras de dilución interna, para su posterior separación durante el laboreo minero. La observación y la interpretación de datos geológicos y geoquímicos de pozos y frentes de explotación permitieron diferenciar, según su naturaleza geológica o minera, los distintos elementos que engloban los parámetros y factores vinculados con la dilución interna. Son los parámetros y factores geoquímicos del componente geológico los que mejor caracterizan las intercalaciones a partir de muestras de perforación, mientras que el control de campo es, dentro del componente minero, el que mejor permite identificar (y separar las intercalaciones inmediatamente antes del ingreso de las menas al proceso industrial, en virtud del potencial selectivo de la tecnología minera y de los equipos de arranque actuales.

  10. Avaliação da morfologia interna de sementes de Acca sellowiana O. Berg por meio de análise de imagens

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    Vanessa Neumann Silva

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Acca sellowiana O. (Berg Burret é uma fruteira nativa da região Sul do Brasil e do Uruguai, que apresenta grande potencial de uso na recuperação de áreas degradadas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a morfologia interna de sementes de Acca sellowiana O. Berg por meio da análise de imagens de raios X e relacionar os resultados com a germinação das sementes. Sementes de Acca sellowiana O. Berg, representadas por três lotes, foram analisadas pelo teste de raios X e, posteriormente, conduzidas ao teste de germinação, com avaliação aos 44 dias após a semeadura. As imagens de raios X foram analisadas com o software ImageJ. A análise das imagens radiográficas de sementes de Acca sellowiana permite a mensuração das áreas internas livres, assim como a determinação da relação entre estas e a germinação. Danos internos detectados por meio de raios X afetam a germinação das sementes.

  11. Análisis de consistencia interna mediante Alfa de Cronbach: un programa basado en gráficos dinámicos

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    Rubén Ledesma

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta una herramienta informática original que permite realizar análisis de consistencia interna (modelo Alfa de Cronbach utilizando métodos gráficos dinámicos. Se trata de un módulo basado en la filosofía del Análisis Exploratorio de Datos y en métodos de visualización estadística, diseñado para asistir al analista en el proceso de construcción de pruebas psicológicas. La herramienta permite analizar la consistencia interna de la prueba, las propiedades de los ítems que la componen, los patrones de respuesta de los sujetos a los ítems, y el efecto de la eliminación de los ítems y del incremento en la longitud de la prueba sobre su fiabilidad. En comparación con otros programas existentes, el beneficio del módulo es la incorporación de gráficos estadísticos dinámicos como complemento a la presentación de resultados convencionales en formato texto.

  12. A IMPORTÂNCIA DA COMUNICAÇÃO INTERNA NAS ORGANIZAÇÕES E A GESTÃO DO CONHECIMENTO

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    Jose Dirnece Paes Tavares

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    Full Text Available Esse trabalho discute sobre a importância da comunicação interna nas organizações atuais, e objetiva trazer maiores contribuições e condições para auxiliar na gestão dos colaboradores e alavancar melhores resultados. O propósito deste estudo é compreender o uso e o conhecimento que os gestores possuem das ferramentas da comunicação. O clima de conflito foi constatado sobretudo pela falta de integração entre os colaboradores internos x externos, o que de fato prejudicou sobremaneira a organização estudada. Um novo modelo de comunicação deve ser incentivado, objetivando quebra de paradigmas, reduzindo ou até eliminando dessa forma o tabu do relacionamento. No desenvolver desse estudo foi identificada a dificuldade que a organização em pauta tem em praticar e estimular a comunicação interna.

  13. O efeito do status de sobrevivência sobre gastos com internações hospitalares públicas no Brasil em uma perspectiva temporal

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    Cristina Guimarães Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available As projeções de gastos com saúde apontam para um crescimento considerável das despesas em decorrência do envelhecimento populacional. No entanto, estudos mostram que os gastos se concentram no fim da vida e, dessa forma, projeções que não levam em conta variáveis de proximidade à morte tendem a superestimar as projeções. O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar a magnitude dos gastos com internações públicas no Brasil por status de sobrevivência, e identificar se existe uma relação entre despesas com internações para indivíduos próximos à morte e idade à morte. O banco de dados empregado é oriundo do Sistema de Informações Hospitalares do DATASUS - SIH/DATASUS - para o período de 1995 a 2007 no Brasil. Foi analisada a evolução dos gastos totais e a tendência dos gastos por grupo etário para aqueles pacientes que tiveram como motivo de saída do hospital a alta (sobreviventes ou o óbito (pacientes terminais. A fim de analisar o efeito do status de sobrevivência sobre os gastos com internações no futuro, simulamos projeções de gastos em 2050, desagregados entre gastos de sobreviventes e gastos relacionados à morte. Os resultados mostram que o padrão de gastos por status de sobrevivência no Brasil é crescente por grupo etário para o grupo de sobreviventes, e decrescente para os indivíduos que faleceram. Também se verificou que a razão de gastos mortos/sobreviventes diminui com a idade. A simulação da projeção de gastos com internações para 2050 mostra que quando se considera apenas o perfil etário dos gastos médios em 2007, há um crescimento de mais de 380% nos gastos com internações em 2050 quando comparado a 2007, mas quando os gastos são projetados segundo o status de sobrevivência, o crescimento não passa de 70%. Projeção retrospectiva para 2007 mostra que o efeito do envelhecimento é menor quando o efeito da proximidade à morte é levado em consideração. Os resultados parecem

  14. Comorbilidad y hábito tabáquico en pacientes atendidos en Servicios de Medicina Interna. Estudio COTAMIR.

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Comorbilidad implica a existencia de una o varias enfermedades asociadas a una patología en estudio en un paciente. Tiene importancia pronóstica por lo que su medición se hace importante para la realización de estudios o en la clínica diaria. Además el hecho de fumar puede modificar esta comorbilidad incrementándola. Este estudio se ha realizado en hospitales de Galicia para evaluar la comorbilidad y el impacto del tabaquismo en los pacientes atendidos en Servicios de Medicina Interna. Se incluyeron 2659 pacientes y se evaluó la presencia de HTA, anemia, depresión, enfermedad tromboembólica, FA y etilismo así como los ítems incluidos en el índice de comorbilidad de Charlson (ICC y su puntuación ajustada por edad. Los pacientes atendidos tienen una edad media avanzada (71 años y las comorbilidades más frecuentes fueron HTA, anemia, depresión, FA, insuficiencia cardiaca, infarto agudo de miocardio, diabetes mellitus, enfermedad vascular cerebral, demencia y EPOC. El ICC medio fue 3,91 y el modificado por la edad 6,74. Sólo el 13% eran fumadores activos y un 64% no había fumado nunca. El hecho de fumar se asoció sobre todo con enfermedades vasculares u oncológicas y los hombres fumaban más y tenían más arteriosclerosis mientas que las mujeres presentaban más enfermedad cerebrovascular, FA o demencia. Este estudio muestra una población predominantemente anciana, con alta comorbilidad, sobre todo de causa vascular en sentido amplio y escasamente fumadora. ABSTRACT: Comorbidity means that one or more diseases could be associated to another disorder under study in a given patient. It is important in terms of prognosis so the measure of comorbidity is necessary to assess medical trials or in clinical practice. Besides, smoking can modify comorbidity increasing it. This study has been performed in hospitals of Galicia (North West of Spain to evaluate comorbidity and smoking impact in patients attended in Internal

  15. Elementos diagnósticos en medicina interna 2003-2010 Diagnostics elements in internal medicine 2003-2010

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    Jordi Delás

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    Full Text Available Introducción. Desde el curso 2003-2004 impartimos en la Facultad de Medicina de la Universitat de Barcelona la asignatura optativa semipresencial 'Elementos diagnósticos en medicina interna', en la que se aborda el diagnóstico a través de análisis de laboratorio, pruebas funcionales, de imagen y electrocardiografía. Materiales y métodos. Tras las sesiones presenciales, el material docente se deposita en la página web o campus virtual de la asignatura, a partir del cual los estudiantes responden a seis cuestionarios. Resultados. En el curso 2008-2009 se matricularon 61 alumnos de cuarto a sexto curso. Veintisiete alumnos (44,26% respondieron correctamente a más de la mitad de las preguntas, el 31,15% no alcanzó esta cifra y el 24,59% no completó el programa de evaluaciones. Las puntuaciones más altas se han dado de las pruebas funcionales respiratorias, y las más bajas, en la evaluación de la radiografía de tórax. Conclusiones. No es fácil la evaluación de competencias clínicas. El coste de realización de las pruebas y la resistencia de los estudiantes a ser evaluados quedan soslayados en esta experiencia, donde los estudiantes se matriculan voluntariamente. La sencillez del proyecto permitiría evaluar en competencias clínicas a todos los estudiantes de la facultad en los cursos clínicos cuando aún es posible la formación. Una vez comprobado que los estudiantes tienen una buena aceptación del sistema propuesto, se podría diseñar un sistema de acceso a créditos docentes y un plan de formación específica en las materias no superadas.Introduction. From the course 2003-2004, we give in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona a matter called Diagnostics Elements in Internal Medicine, for the diagnostic through analysis of laboratory, functional proofs, of image and electrocardiogram. Materials and methods. All the educational material is deposited in the page web of the topic and through it the students

  16. Los centros de internamiento de extranjeros (CIEs entre control migratorio y control social: una frontera interna y polimorfa

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    Barone, Sabina

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    ón extranjera con arraigo. Se trata de «fronteras internas» que crean un sistema de control social polimorfo y provocan una sensación de miedo ante la potencial detención si se incurre en algún supuesto administrativo. Contra las retóricas de integración, los CIEs representan la constante amenaza de expulsión. Si bien los antropólogos no podrían haber accedido al interior de estos espacios de internamiento, la etnografía comprometida del voluntariado nos introduce a las historias de vida de los recluídos. Ello nos permite cuestionar la construcción de la noción de «migrante irregular» y de la agenda política alrededor de la lucha a la migración irregular y el control de los flujos para denunciar la problematicidad de los CIEs que manifiestan una escisión entre el planteamiento universalista de los DDHH y una aplicación injustamente restrictiva de los mismos.

  17. Estudo anatômico da artéria torácica interna aplicado à cirurgia cardiovascular

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    Jorge A HENRIQUEZ-PINO

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    Full Text Available Com a intensa utilização da artéria torácica interna (ATI na operação de revascularização do miocárdio, estudamos sua anatomia com a finalidade de esclarecer aspectos morfológicos que possibilitem extender sua utilização e prevenir complicações pós-operatórias. Em 100 cadáveres foram retirados os plastrões esternocostais e injetadas as ATIs com Látex Neoprene. A ATI originou-se diretamente da artéria subclávica em 82,5% e de um tronco comum com outras artérias em 17,5%. O comprimento médio foi de 20,4 ± 2,1 cm e o ponto de terminação mais freqüente foi ao nível do 6º espaço intercostal (e.i. (52,5%. A forma de terminação se fez como bifurcação em 93% e como trifurcação em 7%. A relação da ATI com a margem esternal foi de 10,3 ± 3,2 mm ao nível do 1º e.i. e 19,2 ± 6,0 mm ao nível do 6º e.i. A ATI está recoberta pelo músculo transverso do tórax numa extensão média de 7,5 ± 2,7 cm e apresenta o ramo costal lateral em 15%. O nervo frênico é anterior à ATI em 70% e posterior em 30%. O estudo forneceu subsídios que podem contribuir para minimizar as complicações pós-operatórias.The internal thoracic artery (ITA was studied because of its increased utilization in myocardial revascularization surgery due to the excellent long-term results. A review of its anatomical characteristics to clear some morphological aspects was made, aiming to help the extension of its utilization and prevent operative complications. The study was carried out in 100 cadavers; the anterior sternocostal wall of the thorax was removed and the arteries were injected with Neoprene Latex. The ITA originated directly from the subclavian artery in 82.5% and from a common trunk with other arteries in 17.5%. Its lenght was 20.4 ± 2.1 cm in average and the most frequent end point was the 6th intercostal space (52.5%. The end point form was as bifurcation in 93% and as trifurcation in 7%. The relation of ITA with the sternal

  18. Características epidemiológicas de la neumonía intrahospitalaria en un servicio de medicina interna del Hospital Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen de Lima, Perú

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    León-Chahua, César; Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen-EsSalud, Lima.; Oscanoa-Espinoza, Teodoro; Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen-EsSalud, Lima.; Chávez-Gutiérrez, Cynthia; Facultad de Medicina, Universidad San Martín de Porres, Lima.; Chávez-Gutiérrez, José; Facultad de Medicina, Universidad San Martín de Porres, Lima.

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    Objetivo: Determinar las características epidemiológicas de los pacientes con neumonía intrahospitalaria (NIH) en un servicio de medicina interna.Material y métodos: Estudio descriptivo, retrospectivo; llevado a cabo en el servicio de medicina interna Nº 5 del Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen (HNGAI) durante el año 2015. Se revisaron las historias clínicas de pacientes mayores de 15 años con el diagnóstico de egreso de NIH que cumplieron los criterios de selección.Resultados: Se ...

  19. La influencia de la comunicación interna asertiva en el fortalecimiento de valores organizacionales de confianza en la empresa ANDICONS Constructora Andina Cía. Ltda. Sede Quito para el último trimestre del 2016

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    Moreno Clavijo, Eduardo Xavier

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    La tesis se orienta a una investigación experiencial, sobre la influencia de la comunicación interna asertiva en los valores organizacionales de confianza, por medio de la metodología andragógica aprender haciendo, para demostrar la validez de ambas variables. El primer capítulo contiene una visión integral de la comunicación interna, la interpretación del marco teórico con base en conceptos e ideas de varios autores (Echeverría, Armengol, Castanyer, Del Pozo, Fernández, Frigoli, entre otros)...

  20. Modelo matemático de tipo valor medio de un motor de combustión interna y estimación de estados usando técnicas Bayesianas

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    Hernández Lordui, Mónica Patricia

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    En el presente trabajo se obtiene el modelo matemático orientado al control de un motor de combustión interna de ignición por chispa. El modelo aplica ecuaciones de primeros principios con no-linealidades y parámetros desconocidos. Las ecuaciones aplicadas al modelo están explicadas mediante relaciones termodinámicas conocidas en la literatura como \\Mean Value Engine Modelling" (MVEM). La MVEM describe un modelo matemático orientado al control para las máquinas de combustión interna de ignici...

  1. Patrones y flujos de la migración interna en la Gran Área Metropolitana de Costa Rica, en el período 1995-2000

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    Wendy Molina-Varela

    2009-01-01

    Los más recientes cambios en los patrones de migración interna en varios países de Latinoamérica, apuntan a los crecientes flujos de migración intrametropolitana desde los centros urbanos hacia la periferia, asociados a procesos de urbanización residencial de zonas rurales cercanas a la zona metropolitana. Este artículo analiza este fenómeno para Costa Rica, estimando los patrones de migración interna dentro del Gran Área Metropolitana (GAM), y tratando de determinar algunos factores de atr...

  2. Condiciones motivacionales internas según los estilos de liderazgo del gerente, los directores, los coordinadores y los socios: el caso de una empresa de ingeniería e innovación (Medellín, Antioquia)

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    Hoyos Hoyos, José Froilán

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    En esta investigación se indagó por las condiciones motivacionales internas definidas en un cuestionario psicométrico (logro, poder, afiliación, autorrealización, reconocimiento), según el estilo de liderazgo encontrado -- Se trata de condiciones motivacionales personales de índole interna y de carácter afectivo que permiten al individuo derivar sentimientos de agrado o desagrado de experiencias con eventos externos específicos o personas; como consecuencia de estos sentimientos, pueden gener...

  3. Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Higher Control of the Oculomotor System in Parkinson's Disease.

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    Antoniades, Chrystalina A; Rebelo, Pedro; Kennard, Christopher; Aziz, Tipu Z; Green, Alexander L; FitzGerald, James J

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    The frontal cortex and basal ganglia form a set of parallel but mostly segregated circuits called cortico-basal ganglia loops. The oculomotor loop controls eye movements and can direct relatively simple movements, such as reflexive prosaccades, without external help but needs input from "higher" loops for more complex behaviors. The antisaccade task requires the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which is part of the prefrontal loop. Information flows from prefrontal to oculomotor circuits in the striatum, and directional errors in this task can be considered a measure of failure of prefrontal control over the oculomotor loop. The antisaccadic error rate (AER) is increased in Parkinson's disease (PD). Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) has no effect on the AER, but a previous case suggested that DBS of the globus pallidus interna (GPi) might. Our aim was to compare the effects of STN DBS and GPi DBS on the AER. We tested eye movements in 14 human DBS patients and 10 controls. GPi DBS substantially reduced the AER, restoring lost higher control over oculomotor function. Interloop information flow involves striatal neurons that receive cortical input and project to pallidum. They are normally silent when quiescent, but in PD they fire randomly, creating noise that may account for the degradation in interloop control. The reduced AER with GPi DBS could be explained by retrograde stimulation of striatopallidal axons with consequent activation of inhibitory collaterals and reduction in background striatal firing rates. This study may help explain aspects of PD pathophysiology and the mechanism of action of GPi DBS. Significance statement: Parkinson's disease causes symptoms including stiffness, slowness of movement, and tremor. Electrical stimulation of specific areas deep in the brain can effectively treat these symptoms, but exactly how is not fully understood. Part of the cause of such symptoms may be impairments in the way information flows

  4. Análise da mortalidade e das internações por doenças cardiovasculares em Niterói, entre 1998 e 2007

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    Maria Luiza Garcia Rosa

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A redução da mortalidade por doenças cardiovasculares é observada no Brasil há anos, atribuída à queda nos fatores de risco, melhora na terapêutica e diminuição da mortalidade hospitalar. OBJETIVO: Comparar a mortalidade populacional, o coeficiente de internação e a mortalidade hospitalar em unidades do Sistema Único de Saúde, para doença isquêmica do coração (DIC, doenças cerebrovasculares (DCBV e insuficiência cardíaca (IC, no município de Niterói, entre 1998 e 2007. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados o número de óbitos e o de internações e mortalidade hospitalar de residentes em Niterói para o capítulo IX do CID10 e causas específicas disponíveis no Datasus, na população de 30 anos e mais. A diferença entre a magnitude dos indicadores foi calculada para homens e mulheres considerando a média do primeiro triênio menos a média do segundo triênio. RESULTADOS: Houve queda dos coeficientes de mortalidade populacional em homens e mulheres, para todas as faixas etárias, nos três grupos de causas e para o capítulo IX. A tendência à queda dos coeficientes diminuiu com a idade. Para DIC houve queda na mortalidade hospitalar. Para DCBV e IC, aumento. Os coeficientes de internação hospitalar por DIC diminuíram, com exceção de algumas faixas. CONCLUSÃO: O presente estudo permitiu esclarecer alguns aspectos da morbimortalidade cardiovascular em Niterói. A redução da mortalidade populacional e hospitalar por DIC indica haver melhor qualidade na abordagem dessa condição. O aumento da mortalidade hospitalar por DCBV e IC aponta para a necessidade de se dar maior atenção à qualidade do cuidado hospitalar para esses grupos de doenças.

  5. Aneurisma de artéria ilíaca interna roto: relato de caso Ruptured internal iliac artery aneurysm: case report

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    Cristina Toledo Afonso

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Aneurismas isolados da artéria ilíaca interna são raros, acometem 0,1% da população e correspondem a 1% dos aneurismas aorto-ilíacos. Na maioria das vezes, os pacientes são assintomáticos, mas podem apresentar dor abdominal, massa pulsátil no hipogástrio ou na fossa ilíaca, sintomas compressivos urinários, gastrointestinais ou neurológicos. Podem ocasionar quadro de abdome agudo, principalmente quando há ruptura. O diagnóstico precoce dos aneurismas isolados de artéria ilíaca interna é incomum, sendo identificados quando mais volumosos ou rotos, o que aumenta significativamente sua morbimortalidade e torna seu prognóstico mais reservado. Dessa forma, representam um desafio terapêutico. A ligadura cirúrgica tem sido o tratamento mais comum, entretanto a cirurgia endovascular tem mostrado bons resultados, inclusive nos aneurismas rotos. É relatado caso de aneurisma de artéria ilíaca interna isolado roto diagnosticado durante laparotomia para abordagem de abdome agudo.Isolated internal iliac artery aneurysms are rare. They affect 0.1% of the population, and account for 1% of aortoiliac aneurysms. Patients are mostly asymptomatic, yet they can have abdominal pain, pulsatile mass in the hypogastrium or iliac fossa, or urinary, gastrointestinal or neurological compressive symptoms. Such aneurysms are likely to course with an acute abdomen, especially when ruptured. Early diagnosis of isolated internal iliac artery aneurysms is difficult, as they are more easily detected when larger or ruptured, which significantly raises their morbidity and mortality rate and determines a poor prognosis. Therefore, they are a therapeutic challenge. Surgical ligation has been the most common treatment; however, the endovascular approach has presented good outcomes, even in the event of ruptured aneurysms. A case of ruptured isolated iliac artery aneurysm diagnosed during a laparotomy (acute abdomen approach is reported.

  6. Mapeamento da safena interna com ecocolor Doppler no pré-operatório de cirurgia de revascularização mioc��rdica

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    BARROS Fanilda Souto

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O advento do ecocolor Doppler vascular tornou possível informar o estado anatômico e funcional da safena interna ao cirurgião cardiovascular, no pré-operatório da cirurgia de revascularização miocárdica, sem riscos para o paciente ou para o conduto venoso. O objetivo do estudo foi, juntamente com o cirurgião, avaliar a utilidade do mapeamento da safena interna no pré-operatório. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: Foram estudados, entre março de 1995 e maio de 1998, 208 extremidades inferiores de 104 pacientes selecionados para cirurgia de revascularização miocárdica. O critério utilizado para a seleção da safena foi a safena patente e o diâmetro maior ou igual a 3,0 mm, utilizando os aparelhos de ultra-sonografia ATL - HDI 3000 e Acuson-Sequóia 512. RESULTADOS: Dentre as 208 extremidades estudadas, 186 (89,4% das safenas preenchiam os critérios e a análise do cirurgião estava de acordo com a descrição do ecocolor Doppler. Dezessete (8,2% não preenchiam os critérios e, em 5 (2,4% ,o exame foi compatível com safenectomia radical. Das 17 safenas consideradas não apropriadas, 2 foram exploradas cirurgicamente, sendo a análise do cirurgião concordante com o ultra-som. CONCLUSÃO: Os autores concluem que o ecocolor Doppler, sendo um método diagnóstico não invasivo, pode ser útil no mapeamento da safena interna no pré-operatório de revascularização miocárdica devido à sua capacidade de identificar e selecionar com segurança o vaso a ser utilizado como conduto vascular, o que permite ao cirurgião cardíaco o planejamento cirúrgico.

  7. Cranial MRI in hepatic disease; Relationship between MR imaging and clinical symptoms and laboratory analysis of liver function

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    Iijima, Masakazu; Kamitani, Toshiaki; Kamakura, Keiko; Nagata, Naokazu; Tsuchiya, Kazuhiro (National Defense Medical Coll., Tokorozawa, Saitama (Japan))

    1993-10-01

    Magnetic resonance imaging studies on 12 cases with hepatic disease were performed. In 11 adult patients with chronic hepatic failure, T[sub 1]-weighted images demonstrated increased signal in the globus pallidus in 7 patients (63.6%) and in some parts of the cerebral peduncles in 6 patients (54.5%), in the substantia innominata in 4 patients (36.3%). There might be some correlation between the abnormality of MR imaging and clinical symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy. There was a significant correlation between the intensity of the signal and Fischer's ratio of amino acid analysis. In one patient with Wilson's disease, who developed symptoms of central nervous system, T[sub 1]-weighted images demonstrated increased signal in the globus pallidus. After treatment of D-penicillamine, the signal of the globus pallidus decreased. (author).

  8. Comunicación interna en la identidad corporativa de los trabajadores de salud pública en la región Lima

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    Efraín Ostos Cueva

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    Full Text Available La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo principal determinar la relación que existe entre la comunicación interna (CI como herramienta de Relaciones Públicas (RR. PP. y la identidad corporativa (IC de los colaboradores de los establecimientos de salud pública de la región Lima. Es un estudio no experimental con un nivel de investigación correlacional, para lo cual se abordó a una muestra de 224 colaboradores, integrada por trabajadores de una institución de salud. Se pudo demostrar, mediante el coeficiente de correlación de Spearman, que no existe relación significativa entre la CI y la IC de los colaboradores en dicha entidad de salud, así como la evidencia de una relación débil entre las variables de investigación.

  9. Trombose de artéria carótida interna relacionada a trauma de palato em criança

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    Almeida,Fernando de Souza; Hossotani,Márcia Harumi; Moura,Juliana Del Grossi

    2012-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Relatar um caso de trombose de artéria carótida interna secundária relacionada a trauma de palato mole em criança. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Criança admitida com quadro de alteração do nível de consciência, sonolência, afasia e hemiplegia direita; tinha antecedente de trauma corto contuso leve em palato mole há oito horas. A investigação tomográfica evidenciou acidente vascular isquêmico secundário à interrupção do fluxo sanguíneo em território de artéria cerebral média esquerda. A arterio...

  10. Dos nuevos métodos para determinar la adhesión mediante fricción interna en materiales recubiertos con películas

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    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Two new models are proposed to determine the adhesion energy by means of the internal friction technique (IF in thin films layered materials. For the first method is necessary to determine enthalpy by means of the IF technique, for which the adhesion work has been determined with experimental data. In the second method are necessary to perform IF tests at constant temperature.

    Se proponen dos modelos nuevos para determinar la energía de adhesión mediante la técnica de fricción interna (FI en materiales recubiertos con películas delgadas. En el primer método se utiliza la medición de entalpía determinada por la técnica de FI, para el cual se ha determinado el trabajo de adhesión con valores experimentales. En la segunda propuesta se realizan ensayos de FI a temperatura constante.

  11. Oclusão bilateral das artérias carótidas internas, sífilis meningovascular e SIDA: relato de caso

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    LAMBRECHT FLORISBERTO

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    Full Text Available Relatamos um caso de obstrução bilateral na origem das artérias carótidas internas, apresentando como sinais/sintomas associados hemiparesia e hipoestesia superficial e profunda à direita, associada a sífilis meningovascular em paciente com SIDA. Tomografia de crânio apresentou pequenas lesões hipodensas, com predomínio à esquerda, e arteriografia evidenciou oclusão bilateral das artérias carótidas. A associação entre lues e SIDA não é infrequente, porém o quadro oligossintomático do paciente, provavelmente devido a oclusão arterial lenta e gradual chama a atenção.

  12. Migración interna y ciudades de América Latina: efectos sobre la composición de la población

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    Jorge Rodríguez Vignoli

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    Full Text Available La migración, por su selectividad, afecta la composición de la población de los lugares de destino y origen. Mediante el procesamiento de microdatos censales se obtienen matrices de indicadores de flujos migratorios; con ellas, y usando procedimientos novedosos, se estima el efecto neto y exclusivo de la migración sobre la composición por sexo, edad y educación de doce ciudades de siete países de la región. Luego, este efecto se segmenta entre el originado por el intercambio con otras ciudades y el producido por el intercambio con el resto del sistema de asentamientos humanos de cada país. A continuación, y como ejercicio separado, se descompone el efecto debido a la inmigración y el debido a la emigración. Los principales resultados de la investigación son: a la migración interna total (entre ciudades y con el resto del sistema de asentamientos humanos sigue tendiendo a feminizar las ciudades, pero ya no por la atracción selectiva de mujeres, sino por una emigración selectiva de hombres; b la migración interna tiende a robustecer la franja intermedia de edad y a comprimir la representación de los menores de 15 años y de los adultos mayores en las ciudades. La combinación de estos efectos sobre la estructura por edad de la población de las ciudades acrecienta el denominado "bono demográfico" de éstas; c la migración interna tiende a deprimir, en general ligeramente, los niveles educativos de las ciudades (incluso una vez controlada la edad; el intercambio con otras ciudades es el responsable principal de este efecto, por lo cual resulta inapropiado achacarlo a la migración desde el campo; d la inmigración tiende a elevar el nivel educativo promedio de las ciudades, por lo cual el efecto reductor observado se debe a la emigración. Estos resultados actualizan, modifican y complejizan la visión existente en materia de impacto de la migración interna sobre las ciudades. Aunque cada ciudad tiene sus especificidades y las

  13. Eventos climáticos extremos y migración interna en Guatemala, un análisis basado en percepciones de expertos

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    Deicy Carolina Lozano Sivisaca

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    Full Text Available Se contribuye a comprender la migración interna en Guatemala frente a los eventos climáticos extremos (ece en el marco del cambio climático. Este análisis se hizo con base en los medios de vida de la comunidad. La información se obtuvo de entrevistas semiestructuradas aplicadas a expertos y de revisión bibliográfica. Los resultados encontrados revelan que la migración está estrechamente ligada a los medios de vida de las comunidades porque los ece cambian las condiciones de un territorio. Sin embargo, la decisión de migrar se ve influida por las condiciones socioeconómicas de las personas. También se encontró que la seguridad alimentaria es un canal a través del cual los ece tienen impacto en la migración.

  14. Migrações internas no Rio Grande do Sul : os novos cenários da desconcentração espacial urbano-regional

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    Esta dissertação trata das migrações internas e sua relação com os processos de concentração e desconcentração do espaço urbano regional. A análise refere-se ao período compreendido entre os anos 1970 e a década de 1990 e enfoca a relação entre a distribuição espacial da população e das atividades econômicas nos espaços metropolitanos no Brasil e, particularmente, no espaço regional do estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Para verificar a distribuição da população nas regiões metropolitanas no Brasil...

  15. Auditoría interna y deficiencias de la información financiera en el sector bancario español

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    Ester Gras-Gil

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    Full Text Available La auditoría interna (AI ha cobrado un papel trascendental en la regulación sobre el gobierno corporativo. En este sentido, se le otorga un papel fundamental en la calidad de la información financiera como supervisora de la fiabilidad de la misma. El presente trabajo analiza si la estructura y las características de la AI afectan a las deficiencias de la información contable. Para ello hemos analizado los departamentos de AI de las entidades financieras españolas, utilizando una muestra de 47 entidades, para el periodo 2006-2010. Nuestros resultados muestran que existen unas características de la AI que contribuyen a que la entidad presente menos deficiencias de la información financiera: la formación de los auditores internos y la independencia de la AI.

  16. CONFLITOS TERRITORIAIS ENTRE FAMÍLIAS QUE MOTIVARAM A MIGRAÇÃO INTERNA NOS SERTÕES DOS INHAMUNS – CEARÁ

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    Este artigo analisa os conflitos territoriais entre duas famílias, no início do século XVIII, que motivaram a migração interna nos Sertões dos Inhamuns, no Estado do Ceará, região semiárida do Nordeste do Brasil. A implantação das sesmarias estabeleceu reestruturações espaciais, constituindo novos padrões de organização social, econômica e cultural. Nessa área o fluxo populacional se deu mediante dois processos: o de atração e o de deslocamento. A metodologia consiste em análise espaço-tempor...

  17. Estudo sobre a influência de variáveis meteorológicas em internações hospitalares em Maceió-AL, durante o período 1998 a 2006

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    Full Text Available Foram utilizados dados de insolação, pressão atmosférica, velocidade do vento, temperatura do ar, umidade relativa do ar e precipitação pluviométrica de valores médios mensais do período de 1998 a 2006, de Maceió, objetivando identificar a influência destas variáveis meteorológicas nas internações hospitalares por asma, leptospirose, insuficiência cardíaca, esquistossomose e bronquite aguda. Determinaram-se os coeficientes de internações mensais em hospitais públicos de Maceió, relacionando-os com as variáveis estudadas no período estudado. Calculou-se o coeficiente de correlação de Pearson (r e coeficiente de determinação (r² das variáveis meteorológicas, para saber, o máximo que estes explicam as internações estudadas. O resultado sugere que houve influência das variáveis meteorológicas nos casos de internações por asma, com r² (% de 0% a 9%, bronquite o r² foi de 29% a 55%, para esquistossomose 15% a 45%, insuficiência cardíaca 0% a 11% e leptospirose 14% a 79% .

  18. Evaluación del manejo del dolor en el area de gestión clínica de medicina interna del hospital de Cabueñes (Gijón)

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    Estudio descriptivo, observacional, transversal y retrospectivo llevado a cabo en Asturias, en el Área V de Salud, concretamente en el Área de Gestión Clínica de Medicina Interna del Hospital de Cabueñes de Gijón.

  19. Juridicização engajada da adolescência: sobre um caso de internação psiquiátrica compulsória

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    Full Text Available Resumo Com o objetivo de compreender um caso de internação psiquiátrica compulsória (IPC infantojuvenil, foi desenvolvida uma etnografia com agentes institucionais dos setores educação, justiça e saúde nos poderes executivo e judiciário. A metodologia de pesquisa consistiu em (1 entrevistas com defensoras, psicólogas, psiquiatras e peritos; (2 análise documental de ata escolar, autos processuais e prontuário médico. Frisamos que algumas pesquisas têm se centrado em “adolescentes drogaditos” internados compulsoriamente, apontando para uma “judicialização do cuidado em saúde mental”. Desse modo, visou-se responder à seguinte questão de pesquisa: as IPC às quais Clara fora submetida também poderiam ser compreendidas como parte desse processo? Procurou-se mostrar que a jovem é caracterizada pelas versões institucionais como uma “adolescente-psiquiátrica” por alguns, e “um risco para si e para terceiros” por outros. Assim, torna-se um “caso emblemático” para uma rede de cuidados, após episódios de “agressão”, “tentativas de suicídio” e “fugas” que suscitaram audiências, encaminhamentos, internações e abrigamentos. Por fim, os resultados apontam para um processo de juridicização engajada da adolescência.

  20. Internações por intoxicações medicamentosas em crianças menores de cinco anos no Brasil, 2003-2012

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    Full Text Available RESUMO OBJETIVO: descrever as internações hospitalares devidas às intoxicações medicamentosas em menores de cinco anos de idade no Brasil, de 2003 a 2012. MÉTODOS: estudo descritivo, com dados do Sistema de Informações Hospitalares do Sistema Único de Saúde (SIH/SUS; os medicamentos envolvidos foram categorizados em classes terapêuticas, conforme a classificação Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC. RESULTADOS: foram identificadas 17.725 internações, com diagnóstico de 22.395 intoxicações e 75 óbitos; as classes terapêuticas mais frequentes nas intoxicações foram fármacos não especificados (38,0%, antiepilépticos/sedativo-hipnóticos/antiparkinsonianos (19,8%, antibióticos sistêmicos (13,4% e analgésicos/antitérmicos não opiáceos (6,5%, variando conforme região do país e idade das crianças; em 38,5% das intoxicações, não foi possível correlacionar classes terapêuticas e categorias ATC. CONCLUSÃO: a elevada frequência de fármacos não especificados foi uma limitação; entre as intoxicações com fármacos especificados, predominaram medicamentos que atuam no sistema nervoso central e aqueles utilizados em doenças comuns à infância (antibióticos e analgésicos.

  1. Internacionalización de las pymes: análisis de recursos y capacidades internas mediante lógica difusa

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    Jorge Aníbal Restrepo Morales

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    Full Text Available Las pymes del sector textil enfrentan grandes desafíos de internacionalización derivados de la dinámica de la globalización y de la firma de tratados de libre comercio en la última década. Para ello se requiere analizar su capacidad de internacionalización en términos de recursos, habilidades y capacidades para desarrollar estrategias que permitan participar de la nueva dinámica en una forma apropiada. Se propone un sistema de inferencia difuso para modelar estos factores que determinan el éxito en un proceso de internacionalización. Se utilizan variables lingüísticas, extraídas de empresarios, expertos, consultores e investigadores de la materia y, por medio del juicio de expertos, se definen los factores internos que explican la capacidad de internacionalización. El modelo propuesto se aplica por medio de un estudio de caso del clúster textil- confección en Medellín (Colombia. Se obtiene en la ejecución del modelo un índice global particular de 26.7 para las capacidades internas para iniciar un proceso de internacionalización. El resultado obtenido confirma la hipótesis de que las capacidades y recursos de que dispone actualmente el sector analizado no son suficientes para una inserción exitosa en el mercado internacional y, lo más importante, especifica los factores y variables en los que intervenir para mejorar la capacidad interna de internacionalización. Derechos Reservados © 2015 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Contaduría y Admi- nistración. Este es un artículo de acceso abierto distribuido bajo los términos de la Licencia Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

  2. Valdose program: methodologies for dose assessment in internal contamination, 1997 census; Programma valdose: metodologie di valutazione della dose da contaminazione interna, censimento 1997

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    Castellani, C.M.; Battisti, P.; Tarroni, G. [ENEA, Centro Ricerche `Ezio Clementel`, Bologna (Italy). Dip. Ambiente

    1998-12-31

    Dose assessment in internal dosimetry needs computational and interpretative tools that allow carrying out, as a first step, an evaluation of intake on the base of bioassay measurements or WBC measurements, and as a second step, dose evaluation on the base of estimated intake. In the frame of the MIDIA Co-ordination (WBC operating in Italy), in the first months of 1997 a census on methodologies for dose evaluation in internal contamination has been proposed. A technical form has been sent to all the WBC Centres allowing an accurate description of modalities used in each centre. 9 out of 17 centres sent the answers to the technical form in time. In this paper all the forms filled in are reported. A careful comparative evaluation of the answers has been made both for routine monitoring and for special monitoring. The various radionuclides present in the Italian reality, calculation methodologies both for intake and dose, hypotheses adopted for date, path and modalities of contaminations are also presented. Proposals for conforming to the methodology in Italy after the introduction of the models following ICRP 60 publication that are the base of the Euratom 96/29 Directive are also discussed. [Italiano] La valutazione di dose in contaminazione interna necessita di strumenti interpretativi che permettano di effettuare in una prima la valutazione dell`intake sulla base delle misure dei campioni biologici o del corpo intero (WBC), ed in una seconda fase la valutazione della dose sulla base dell`intake. All`interno del coordinamento MIDIA dei WBC operanti in Italia e` stato proposto, nel primo trimestre del 1997, un censimento sulle metodologie di valutazione di dose da contaminazione interna. Ai diversi centri e` stato inviato una scheda tecnica che, mediante un particolareggiato schema di domande, aiutava i diversi centri nella esposizione delle modalita` di valutazione di dose che ogni centro segue. 9 au 17 centri WBC operanti al momemnto in Italia hanno inviato la

  3. Padrão temporal das internações e óbitos por diarréia em crianças, 1995 a 1998, Rio de Janeiro

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    Kale Pauline Lorena

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar o padrão temporal dos óbitos e internações, no período de 1995 a 1998, associadas à diarréia em crianças menores de cinco anos de idade para subsidiar ações específicas de prevenção e controle dessa doença. MÉTODOS: Os dados foram obtidos do Sistema de Informações sobre Mortalidade (SIM e Sistema de Internações Hospitalares (SIH do Ministério da Saúde. As séries mensais de internações e de óbitos por diarréia foram decompostas em componentes de tendência linear estocástica, sazonalidade determinística e irregularidades mediante a aplicação dos modelos estruturais para análise de séries temporais. RESULTADOS: Os níveis de ambas as séries apresentaram mudanças ao longo do tempo, com declínio mais perceptível na série de internações. A variação das taxas de inclinação foi constante para cada uma das séries, em média, a menos 5,3 internações por mês (p-valor <0,001 e menos um óbito por mês (p-valor <0,1, respectivamente. Na análise dos resíduos do modelo de internações, observou-se mudança no nível da tendência em janeiro de 1996. O componente sazonal de ambos os modelos foi estatisticamente significante (p-valor <0,0001, sendo maio e junho os meses com maior excesso de internações e óbitos. Os pressupostos de normalidade e de independência temporal dos resíduos não puderam ser rejeitados ao nível de 0,05. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados sugerem a predominância da etiologia viral das diarréias moderadas e graves. Neste caso, a vacinação específica é a medida mais eficaz na prevenção e controle, sendo necessários estudos de eficácia de novas candidatas à vacina contra o rotavírus no Brasil.

  4. Padrão temporal das internações e óbitos por diarréia em crianças, 1995 a 1998, Rio de Janeiro

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    Pauline Lorena Kale

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar o padrão temporal dos óbitos e internações, no período de 1995 a 1998, associadas à diarréia em crianças menores de cinco anos de idade para subsidiar ações específicas de prevenção e controle dessa doença. MÉTODOS: Os dados foram obtidos do Sistema de Informações sobre Mortalidade (SIM e Sistema de Internações Hospitalares (SIH do Ministério da Saúde. As séries mensais de internações e de óbitos por diarréia foram decompostas em componentes de tendência linear estocástica, sazonalidade determinística e irregularidades mediante a aplicação dos modelos estruturais para análise de séries temporais. RESULTADOS: Os níveis de ambas as séries apresentaram mudanças ao longo do tempo, com declínio mais perceptível na série de internações. A variação das taxas de inclinação foi constante para cada uma das séries, em média, a menos 5,3 internações por mês (p-valor <0,001 e menos um óbito por mês (p-valor <0,1, respectivamente. Na análise dos resíduos do modelo de internações, observou-se mudança no nível da tendência em janeiro de 1996. O componente sazonal de ambos os modelos foi estatisticamente significante (p-valor <0,0001, sendo maio e junho os meses com maior excesso de internações e óbitos. Os pressupostos de normalidade e de independência temporal dos resíduos não puderam ser rejeitados ao nível de 0,05. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados sugerem a predominância da etiologia viral das diarréias moderadas e graves. Neste caso, a vacinação específica é a medida mais eficaz na prevenção e controle, sendo necessários estudos de eficácia de novas candidatas à vacina contra o rotavírus no Brasil.

  5. Internações hospitalares por acidentes de moto no Vale do Paraíba Hospitalization due to motorcycle accidents in the Paraíba Valley using spatial analysis

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    Marcela Neves Nunes

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar aglomerados de municípios com elevadas taxas de internações por acidentes de moto no Vale do Paraíba. MÉTODOS: Foi um estudo ecológico e exploratório com dados do DATASUS referentes ao período compreendido de 2001 a 2005, de 27 municípios do Vale do Paraíba paulista com uma população em torno de um milhão de habitantes. A análise espacial utilizou o programa Terraview e foram obtidos os coeficientes de Moran Global para taxa de internação e para frota de motocicleta e a correlação de Pearson para internação. Foram construídos mapas temáticos com informações sobre a distribuição espacial e do BoxMap. Os dados de internação foram abordados como taxas por 100 mil habitantes. RESULTADOS: No período de estudo foram internados 1268 pessoas, variando entre uma internação até 608 internações por município. Os coeficientes de Moran (global I = 0,34 (p = 0,02 para a taxa de internação e I = 0,42 (p = 0,012 para taxa de internação de acordo com a frota. Para a taxa de internação por acidente de moto, também houve forte correlação entre frota de moto e internação (r = 0,94. CONCLUSÃO: Foi possível identificar um grande aglomerado que envolve nove municípios na região oeste do Vale do Paraíba, que localiza a residência dos internados por acidentes de moto, apontando municípios em que medidas preventivas devem ser aplicadas.OBJECTIVE: To identify clusters of municipalities with high rates of hospitalization due to motorcycle accidents in the "Vale do Paraíba". METHODS: This was an ecological study and exploratory data was obtained by DATASUS for the period 2001 to 2005 in 27 municipalities in the "Vale do Paraíba Paulista", covering a population of about one million inhabitants. The spatial analysis used the program Terraview and the Moran Global coefficients with respect to hospitalization rate and fleet of motorcycle were obtained. while the Pearson correlation was used for

  6. Endorphin mediation of post-ictal effects of kindled seizures in rats.

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    Kelsey, J E; Belluzzi, J D

    1982-12-16

    Brief electrical stimulation of the enkephalin-rich globus pallidus at 1-h intervals produced kindled, clonic seizures in rats as rapidly as similar stimulation of the amygdala. Massing the kindling trials at 10-min intervals inhibited the occurrence of subsequent seizures, especially following globus pallidus stimulation. Naloxone (20 mg/kg), an opiate receptor antagonist, reversed this post-ictal inhibition of seizures following massed trials, but had no effect on seizures kindled at 1-h intervals. Thus, endorphin-released during seizures do not appear to mediate the production of kindled seizures, but do appear to mediate the transient posts ictal inhibition of seizures.

  7. Análise da medida de fluxo por tempo de trânsito da artéria torácica interna direita anastomosada para a artéria interventricular anterior comparada com a artéria torácica interna esquerda

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    Rodrigo Milani

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: Avaliamos por meio da medida de fluxo por tempo de trânsito o desempenho das artérias torácicas direita e esquerda quando utilizadas como enxerto para revascularização da artéria interventricular anterior. Métodos: Cinquenta pacientes submetidos à operação para revascularização do miocárdio sem circulação extracorpórea foram divididos em dois grupos. No grupo A, os pacientes receberam enxerto de artéria torácica interna direita para o ramo interventricular anterior. No grupo B, os pacientes receberam enxerto de artéria torácica interna esquerda para o mesmo ramo. Ao término da operação, o fluxo foi avaliado por meio da medida de fluxo por tempo de trânsito. Resultados: No grupo A, idade média foi de 60,6±9,49 anos. A média de peso e altura do grupo foi de 80,4±10,32 Kg e 169,2±6,86 cm. A média de pontes por paciente neste grupo foi de 3,28±1,49. O fluxo médio e a resistência distal obtidos na artéria torácica interna direita foi de 42,1±23,4 ml/min e 2,8±0,9 respectivamente. No grupo B, a idade média foi de 59,8±9,7 anos. A média de peso e altura deste grupo foi de 77,7±14,2215,7 Kg e 166,0±8,2 cm. A média de pontes por paciente neste grupo foi de 3,08±0,82. O fluxo médio e a resistência distal observados neste grupo foi de 34,2±19,1ml⁄min e 2,0±0,7. Não houve óbitos nesta série. Conclusão: A artéria torácica interna direita apresentou um comportamento similar ao da artéria torácica interna esquerda quando anastomosada ao ramo interventricular anterior da coronária esquerda. Não houve diferença estatística entre a medida de fluxo obtida entre ambas as artérias.

  8. Epidemiologia de internações por doença falciforme no Brasil Epidemiology of sickle cell disease hospital admissions in Brazil

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    Monique Morgado Loureiro

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A doença falciforme é uma enfermidade hereditária que afeta principalmente a população negra. O estudo teve por objetivo analisar as internações devido às complicações da doença, com enfoque nos aspectos epidemiológicos e clínicos. MÉTODOS: A população estudada foi constituída de 9.349 pacientes com diagnóstico de doença falciforme internados em hospitais da Bahia, Rio de Janeiro e São Paulo, no período de 2000 a 2002. Utilizaram-se os dados do Sistema de Internações Hospitalares do Sistema Único de Saúde. As variáveis respostas foram o óbito e o tempo médio de permanência hospitalar. As covariáveis foram o sexo, a idade, o tipo de admissão e a natureza jurídica do hospital. As proporções foram comparadas utilizando-se o teste qui-quadrado ou de Fischer; e para as variáveis contínuas, foi utilizado o teste Mann-Whitney ou Kruskall-Wallis. RESULTADOS: A mediana de idade variou de 11,0 a 12,0 anos e cerca de 70% das internações foram abaixo dos 20 anos. A mediana de dias de permanência hospitalar variou com a idade e o tipo de admissão. O tipo de admissão mais freqüente foi pela emergência (65,6 a 90,8%. Foi observada maior letalidade hospitalar entre adultos. A mediana da idade do óbito foi baixa (26,5 a 31,5 anos. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados confirmaram a alta morbidade na população jovem e evidenciaram predominância de óbitos entre adultos jovens.OBJECTIVE: Sickle cell disease is a hereditary disease, which affects mainly the black population. The aim of the present study was to analyze hospital admissions due to acute events resulting from sickle cell disease, at the epidemiological and clinical levels. METHODS: The study population included 9,349 patients with sickle cell disease admitted to hospitals in Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo, between 2000 and 2002. The national hospital database of the Brazilian Healthcare System was used. Response variables were death and mean duration

  9. Construcción de un péndulo de torsión para la medida de la fricción interna a bajas temperaturas

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    San Juan, J. M.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available In this work we describe the assembly, operation and specifications of an inverted torsion pendulum designed to measure internal friction at low temperatures (from 4.2 K to 500 K. The high precision mechanics allow us to obtain internal friction spectra with low levels of noise from amplitudes as small as 2x10-7. The inertia components of the pendulum have been built with specific materials, so that the resonance frequency of the pendulum can be changed within two orders of magnitude (0.1-10 Hz. In addition, the sample can be in situ deformed at any temperature and can be inserted into the pendulum at liquid nitrogen temperature. The operation of the pendulum, all the control processes and data acquisition are completely automated.

    En el presente trabajo se describe el montaje, funcionamiento y especificaciones de un péndulo de torsión invertido que permite realizar ensayos de fricción interna desde 4,2 K hasta 500 K. La sección mecánica de la nueva instalación es de alta precisión y la medición de la fricción interna se consigue efectuar con niveles de ruido muy bajos a partir de amplitudes tan pequeñas como 2x10-7. Los miembros de inercia del péndulo se han construido con materiales específicos, de modo que la frecuencia de resonancia pueda variarse en dos órdenes de magnitud (0.1-10 Hz. Por otro lado, la muestra puede deformarse in situ a cualquier temperatura y puede montarse dentro del péndulo a la temperatura del nitrógeno líquido. El funcionamiento del péndulo y todos los procesos de control y adquisición de datos están completamente automatizados.

  10. Adaptação transcultural e consistência interna do Early Trauma Inventory (ETI Early Trauma Inventory (ETI: cross-cultural adaptation and internal consistency

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    Marcelo Feijó de Mello

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available As experiências traumáticas precoces são um fator de risco preditivo de problemas psicopatológicos futuros. O Early Trauma Inventory (ETI é um instrumento que avalia em indivíduos adultos experiências traumáticas ocorridas antes dos 18 anos de idade. Tal instrumento foi traduzido, transculturalmente adaptado e sua consistência interna foi avaliada. Vítimas de violência que preencheram os critérios de inclusão e exclusão foram submetidas a uma entrevista diagnóstica (SCID-I e ao ETI. Foram incluídos 91 pacientes com o transtorno do estresse pós-traumático (TEPT. O alfa de Cronbach nos diferentes domínios variou de 0,595-0,793, e o escore total foi de 0,878. A maior parte dos itens nos vários domínios, com exceção do abuso emocional, apresentou índices de correlação interitem entre 0,51-0,99. A versão adaptada foi útil tanto na clínica quanto na pesquisa. Apresentou boa consistência interna e na correlação interitem. O ETI é um instrumento válido, com boa consistência para se avaliar a presença de história de traumas precoces em indivíduos adultos.Early life stress is a strong predictor of future psychopathology during adulthood. The Early Trauma Inventory (ETI was developed to detect the presence and impact of traumatic experiences that occurred up to 18 years of age. The ETI was translated and cross-culturally adapted and had its consistency evaluated. Victims of violence that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria were submitted to SCID-I and ETI. Ninety-one patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD were included. Cronbach's alpha in the different domains varied from 0.595 to 0.793, and the total score was 0.878. Except for emotional abuse, most of the various domains displayed inter-item correlation rates of 0.51 to 0.99. The adapted version was useful for clinical and research purposes and showed good internal consistency and inter-item correlation. The ETI is a valid instrument with good

  11. Algunas paradojas en la enseñanza actual de la medicina interna en Argentina Some paradoxes in the current internal medicine teaching in Argentina

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    D. Outomuro

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como propósito reflexionar sobre algunas circunstancias que, en Argentina, contribuyen a la crisis de la educación médica y al descontento tanto de pacientes como de profesionales. El centro de atención es la medicina interna. Del análisis surgen algunas paradojas vinculadas con la actual formación de grado y posgrado. Si bien el primer nivel de atención de la salud, en el marco de la atención primaria, puede resolver el 80% de los problemas de salud de la población, la enseñanza de la medicina interna continúa realizándose sobre el paciente hospitalizado. Esto afecta a la forma en que se practica la medicina, pues se privilegia la tecnología en el diagnóstico y tratamiento sobre la prevención de las enfermedades y la promoción de la salud. Las causas de este panorama son varias, destacando el poco tiempo dedicado a la educación en el ámbito del consultorio con pacientes ambulatorios.The aim of this paper is to think about some circumstances that, in Argentina, generate the current medical education crisis as well as dissatisfaction among patients and doctors. The center of attention is the internal medicine. From the analysis there arise some paradoxes linked with the degree and post degree training. Though the first level of health attention, in the frame of the primary care, can solve 80% of the health problems, the internal medicine education continues being realized on hospitalized patients. This has consequences on how medicine is practiced, since technology in the diagnosis and treatment is favored over the prevention of the diseases and the health promotion. There are several reasons for this panorama, being outlined among them the little time dedicated to the education in the area of the doctor's office with ambulatory patients.

  12. A circulação interna de mercadorias no território moçambicano: um país sobre rodas

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    Antonio Gomes de Jesus Neto

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    Full Text Available Moçambique é historicamente conhecido por ser um território voltado ao seu exterior, tanto por escoar a produção da hinterland da África Austral (como seus vizinhos África do Sul, Suazilândia, Zimbabwe e Malawi, como pelo antigo direcionamento da economia do país para a exportação da produção interna. Ainda que o atual modelo dos chamados “mega projetos” continue a estimular essa lógica extravertida, desde a independência do país, em 1975, o governo moçambicano vem reunindo esforços na tentativa de integrar seu território e configurar uma economia eminentemente nacional. Tal tarefa cabe, no que tange à circulação de mercadorias, ao modal rodoviário, através de inúmeras rodovias (quase nunca pavimentadas, de instrumentos normativos e instituições regulatórias voltados ao transporte rodoviário de cargas, e de diferentes operadores de transporte (desde empresas até motoristas autônomos e transportadores informais. Assim, com base na proposta de Milton Santos de compreender o espaço geográfico a partir de suas dimensões técnicas e político-normativas, este artigo busca fornecer um quadro atualizado da circulação interna de mercadorias em Moçambique. Abstract THE INTERNAL CIRCULATION OF GOODS IN MOZAMBICAN TERRITORY: A COUNTRY ON WHEELS Mozambique is historically known for being a territory turned to its exterior, both because it drains the Southern African inner production (especially its neighbors South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Malawi and because its economy has long been directed to the exportation of its domestic production. Even though the current “megaprojects” model stills follows this extraverted logic, since the country’s independence in 1975 the Mozambican government has been making an effort to integrate the territory and set up a national economy. When it comes to the circulation of goods, this task depends on road transport by means of numerous roads (mostly unpaved, normative

  13. Agriculture in the plan change to build peace. An internal critique El agro en el plan Cambio para construir la paz. Una crítica interna

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    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the nature, bases, and coherence requirements of a plan, in order to specify the methodological criteria of its internal critique of the agricultural chapter. The examination of its diagnosis leads to a different diagnosis, which is inferred by the objective of "integrating the rural sector": the persistence of the agrarian problem, expressed in a bimodal structure, polarized into 'the economic' and 'the social'. The plan's objective reveals a long-term vision: to
    contribute to the solution of the agrarian problem. Thus, the policies differentiate between the advanced entrepreneurial and peasant sectors, for which it designs different strategies which assign different roles for the state: to facilitate socioeconomic processes for the former, and to promote rural development for the latter. The article shows that the Plan maintains internal coherence, and illustrates its limitations
    due to the institutional environment, which is manifested in its
    design and in the possibilities for its execution. It concludes that the most important policies are the weakest, and that rural developmerlt is not only a problem of social design, but above all of the mentality and commitment of society on all levels.Este articulo expone la naturaleza, fundamentos y requerimientos de coherencia de un plan para precisar los criterios metodologicos de su critica interna al capitulo agropecuario. El examen de diagnostico lleva a un diagnostico diferente, que se infiere del objetivo de "integrar al sector rural" la persistencia del problema agrario en el pais, expresada en un estructura bimodal, polarizada en lo economico y en lo social. El objetivo del plan revela una vision de largo plazo: contribuir a resolver el problema agrario. Adi, las politicas diferencian entre sector empresarial avanzado y campesino, para los cuales diseña estrategias distintan que asignan un papel distinto al Estado: facilitar procesos socio-economicos para

  14. Revisao de 15 casos submetidos a oclusao temporaria bilateral de arteria iliaca interna em pacientes com alto risco para hemorragia obstetrica

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    Mariana Krutman

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os resultados de 15 pacientes com elevado risco de sangramento obstétrico, submetidas ao implante de catéteres balão profilático para oclusão temporária das artérias hipogástricas. MÉTODOS: Uma análise retrospectiva foi realizada com base em prontuários de 15 pacientes submetidas ao implante de catéteres balão profilático, de janeiro/2008 a dezembro/2011. Todas as pacientes incluídas no estudo foram diagnosticadas no período antenatal com doença placentária associada a alto risco de hemorragia obstétrica. RESULTADOS: A média de idade das pacientes estudadas foi de 36 anos (32-42 anos. Nove pacientes eram portadoras de acretismo placentário, quatro possuíam placenta prévia, uma estava com gestação ectópica e uma apresentava miomatose uterina e coagulopatia associada a Lupus Eritematosos Sistêmico. O volume total de contraste utilizado para o procedimento variou entre 20 e 160 ml (média de 84 ml. A média do número total de dias de internação e o número de dias de internação após o procedimento foram, respectivamente, 12,4 e 4,9 dias. Em oito (53% casos, não houve necessidade de transfusão sanguínea no intraoperatório ou após a cirurgia. A média do número de unidades de sangue transfundida foi 2,06. A única complicação associada ao procedimento foi a trombose arterial de artéria ilíaca externa, observada em dois casos. CONCLUSÃO: A oclusão temporária de artérias hipogástricas é um método seguro e efetivo para controle de hemorragia em pacientes com elevado risco de sangramento obstétrico, quando realizado por equipe experiente. Os resultados deste estudo são observacionais, retrospectivos e não randomizados; portanto, não podemos apoiar o uso rotineiro dessa técnica, mas podemos incluí-la no arsenal de recursos para casos selecionados com potencial para sangramento.

  15. First Italian intercomparison on methodologies for dose assessment from internal contamination. Results and perspectives; Primo interconfronto italiano sulle metodiche di valutazione di dose da contaminazione interna: risultati e prospettive

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    Castellani, C.M.; Battisti, P.; Tarroni [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Ezio Clementel, Bologna (Italy). Dipt. Ambiente

    1998-07-01

    In the frame of the MIDIA activities (coordination of whole body counters operating in Italy) an intercomparison on dose evaluation methods was promoted and carried out between October 1995 and March 1996 by 5 WBC centres. The main results related to the estimation of Intake and effective dose equivalent on the four case studies are reported. A comparison with European preliminary results is also presented. Finally perspectives related to the quality assurance of internal dosimetry estimates are indicated. [Italian] Vengono riportati i risultati delle valutazioni di Intake e di equivalente di dose nei centri MIDIA (coordinamento dei WBC operanti in Italia) per effettuare un interconfronto sui metodi di valutazione di dose da contaminazione interna utilizzando casi di studio reperiti in ambiente europeo. Vengono indicate le prospettive per la valutazione della qualita' della stima di dose in dosimetria interna.

  16. Planejamento das atividades de auditoria interna nas universidades federais brasileiras: apresentação do embasamento normativo = Planning of the internal audit activities in Brazilian federal universities: presentation of the normative bases

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    Orion Augusto Platt Neto

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta um enfoque normativo sobre o planejamento anual que deve serrealizado nas unidades de auditoria interna, componentes da estrutura administrativadas universidades federais brasileiras. Deste modo, o objetivo do artigo é apresentar asnormas relativas à elaboração e ao acompanhamento da execução do plano anual deatividades de auditoria interna, que devem ser seguidas pelas universidades federais.Trata-se de umapesquisa aplicada, de natureza qualitativa e de caráter exploratório. O âmbito da pesquisaé restrito às instituições dedicadas ao ensino superior, componentes da administraçãoindireta na esfera federal brasileira. Foi utilizada a análise documental da legislação brasileira sobre controle e auditoria interna na administração pública. A pesquisa queembasou o artigo justifica-se, entre outros motivos, como contribuição à literatura daárea, que sofre escassez quanto às referências direcionadas para a auditoria interna nasuniversidades. Como resultados, foram apresentadas as bases normativas mais recentesque regulam as o planejamento das atividades de auditoria interna nas universidadesfederais, bem como a elaboração do Plano Anual de Atividades da Auditoria Interna (PAINT.As ações de auditoria interna nas universidades federais têm sua base normativa derivadada Constituição Federal de 1988, que, nos artigos 70 e 74, trata do sistema de controleinterno do Poder Executivo Federal. A partir disso, o Decreto Presidencial nº 3.591/00definiu atribuições à Controladoria-Geral da União (CGU e à Secretaria Federal de Controle Interno (SFC para a edição de instruções normativas sobre controle e auditoria interna.This paper presents a normative approach about the annual planning that must becarried through by internal audit units that compose the administrative structure of theBrazilian federal universities. This way, the objective of the paper is to present thespecific rules related to the

  17. Pressão interna e refração molar dos sistemas dimetilsulfóxido + tiofeno, dimetilsulfóxido + piridina a 298,15K

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    AZNAREZ, Silvia Beatriz; POSTIGO, Miguel Ángelo; MARTINS, Adair

    1999-01-01

    Pressão interna, volume livre, refração molar e propriedades termodinâmicas de excesso de misturas líquidas binárias de dimetil sulfóxido + tiofeno e dimetil sulfóxido + piridina a 298.15K foram calculadas a partir de medidas experimentais de densidades, tensão superficial e índice de refração. A relação entre a pressão interna, volume molar de excesso, refração molar, e a interação molecular dos sistemas binários é examinada. Internal pressure, free volume, molar refraction and excess mol...

  18. A família revelando-se como um ser de direitos durante a internação hospitalar da criança

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    Daiani Modernel Xavier

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    Full Text Available Estudo descritivo, de abordagem qualitativa, realizado no segundo semestre de 2011, em uma Unidade de Pediatria de uma cidade do extremo sul do país. Objetivou-se conhecer as situações em que as famílias se revelam como seres de direito durante a internação hospitalar da criança. Participaram quinze familiares cuidadores divididos em três grupos amostrais. A coleta de dados foi realizada por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas, e os dados foram analisados pela análise aberta, axial e seletiva. Teve como referencial metodológico a Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados. Verificou-se que a família revela-se como um ser de direitos, quando a reconhecem como tal; solicita e luta por seus direitos; sugere melhorias para o cuidado e mantém sua autonomia, mesmo que tenha que se submeter às decisões da equipe em prol da criança. Concluiu-se ser fundamental permitir que estas sejam famílias no hospital, possibilitando o exercício de seus direitos e cidadania.

  19. Ocho verdades a medias sobre la deuda interna....y una guía para una solución alternativa

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    Henry Manuel Mora Jiménez

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available En el debate nacional sobre temas públicos de actualidad, destaca en los últimos meses la gran controversia que se ha generado en torno a los orígenes, causas, magnitud y consecuencias de la deuda pública interna. Y como este tema se vincula estrechamente con nuestras concepciones sobre el Estado y el papel de éste en la economía y en la sociedad, es sumamente difícil que nuestras opiniones al respecto se puedan liberar enteramente de prejuicios y estereotipos ideológicos, lo mismo que de determinados intereses materiales concretos. Todos tendemos a acercarnos a los problemas que analizamos con ciertas ideas preconcebidas, limitando nuestro entendimiento a lo que nos es familiar y habitual, condicionados por nuestro ambiente, por los intereses que nos afectan, por la experiencia previa sobre el tema, y por todo tipo de circunstancias en que nos desenvolvemos. Por este motivo, es de crucial importancia que los grandes problemas nacionales se filtren a través de un amplio y democrático debate público, que además debe ser adecuadamente conducido.

  20. Internação domiciliar: risco de exposição biológica para a equipe de saúde

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    Rosely Moralez de Figueiredo

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Estudo exploratório e prospectivo, de abordagem quantitativa que visou caracterizar as ações que envolviam risco biológico durante o atendimento de profissionais no Serviço de Internação Domiciliar do Hospital Municipal de São Carlos, SP. No acompanhamento das 159 visitas, realizadas no período de junho de 2008 a janeiro de 2009, foram observados 347 procedimentos sendo que, entre os com risco de exposição biológica, foram identificados curativos (31,1%, glicemia capilar (14,4% e acesso vascular (3,1%. A ocorrência de adesão à higienização prévia das mãos foi de 21,5%, 66,3% no uso de luvas e de 83,5% no descarte adequado do perfurocortante. Conclui-se que esses profissionais estão sujeitos a riscos semelhantes aos encontrados na área hospitalar, uma vez que também manipulam sangue e material perfurocortante com muita frequência e apresentam baixa adesão às precauções padrão. Estudos que avaliem a influência das características dos domicílios nesse risco devem ser estimulados.

  1. Preceitos e normas internas (kakun de casas comerciais japonesas: um estudo sobre a longevidade e a ética da corporação japonesa

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    Isao Yamamoto

    Full Text Available O estudo de corporações de uma das maiores economias mundiais se justifica em um mundo sem fronteiras no qual hoje vivemos e onde diferenças culturais afetam relações negociais. O objetivo é explicitar como as casas comerciais e outras corporações tradicionais japonesas conseguiram enorme longevidade. Foi privilegiado o papel desempenhado pelo kakun nessas corporações; ou seja, o papel desempenhado por um conjunto de preceitos e normas internas que, tendo surgido nos séculos XVII e XVIII, tem viva a sua força até os dias correntes. O método escolhido para o estudo foi a historiografia, que visa ao resgate dos acontecimentos e das atividades humanas ao longo do tempo. Chegamos à conclusão de que muito do que pregava o kakun está hoje presente em estudos sobre organizações e gestão e que, associado a questões éticas, o kakun é, em grande parte, o responsável pela longevidade das empresas japonesas.

  2. DIEZ APORTACIONES DEL EMPLEO DE LA METODOLOGÍA CUALITATIVA EN UNA AUDITORÍA DE COMUNICACIÓN INTERNA EN ATENCIÓN PRIMARIA

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    Izaskun Bilbao Acedos

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available La metodología cualitativa, propia en su origen de las ciencias sociales, se ha ido incorporando progresivamente a la investigación en salud, ante el escepticismo de muchos y la admiración de otros. Todavía hoy en día la validez y fiabilidad de las técnicas cualitativas de recogida y análisis de datos es cuestionada por una parte importante de los investigadores de ciencias de la salud y su utilización provoca la duda entre revisores y otros miembros de la comunidad científica. Este artículo presenta como medida fundamental de validez de la metodología cualitativa su utilización específica para el abordaje de determinados objetivos de investigación que le son propios y, haciéndose eco del número especial dedicado a esta metodología del número de Health Services Research de diciembre de 1999, recoge la aportación del uso de estas técnicas, desde un punto de vista de la complementariedad, en una Auditoria de Comunicación Interna realizada en los servicios de atención primaria de cuatro sistemas regionales de salud: Área II del Insalud, Servicio Vasco, Servicio Canario y Servicio Andaluz de Salud.

  3. INFLUÊNCIA DOS MATERIAIS DE COBERTURA NA TEMPERATURA INTERNA DAS CONSTRUÇÕES INFLUENCE OF COVER MATERIALS IN THE INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF RURAL BUILDINGS

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    Anatoly Kravchenko

    2007-09-01

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    Foi testado o comportamento da temperatura interna de ambientes fechados, quando cobertos com telhas de fibrocimento, alumínio, francesas e o capim Jaraguá (Hyparrhenia rufa. As condições mais favoráveis foram observadas nos ambientes cobertos com o capim e, em segundo lugar, com as telhas francesas, vindo a seguir as de alumínio. As condições mais drásticas foram constatadas nos ambientes cobertos com as telhas de fibrocimento de cor vermelha (em maior grau e cinza (em menor grau, onde ocorreram as maiores amplitudes térmicas.

    Temperature changes were observed in enclosed shelters covered with different roofing materia1s. The best thermis conditions occurred in the shelters covered with thatch (Hyparrhenia rufa. The second and third best temperatures were found, respectively, in the shelters covered with clay tile roofing and aluminum roofing. The least favorable temperatures were found in shelters covered with corrugated, asbestos—cement sheet roofing, with the shelters covered with gray—tinted sheets registering lower temperatures than the shelters covered with the red—tinted sheets.

  4. Evaluación de un modelo didáctico analógico para el aprendizaje de energía interna y temperatura

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    Zamorano, R.O.

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Las dificultades de los estudiantes para conceptualizar correctamente las leyes de la termodinámica han sido estudiadas por diferentes autores, asimismo se han detectado los errores en nociones relativas a las magnitudes involucradas. Esas dificultades parecen residir en la falta de correspondencia entre el modelo macroscópico de las leyes de la termodinámica y el modelo cinético molecular de la materia. Ambos modelos teoréticos, uno macroscópico y otro microscópico se plantean habitualmente en la clase, de modo que esta falta de conexión sería en parte proveniente de la instrucción. Consideramos que existe una continuidad entre los modelos conceptuales de los alumnos y el modelo teorético objeto del aprendizaje. En este trabajo se propone un modelo didáctico analógico para la enseñanza de los conceptos de temperatura y energía interna y se evalúa su eficiencia. Los resultados obtenidos fueron positivos mostrando una mejor utilización del modelo cinético molecular por parte de los alumnos.

  5. Adaptação e estrutura interna do Inventário de Ansiedade-Estado Competitiva (CSAI-2 para bailarinos

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    Andressa Melina Becker da Silva

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    Full Text Available La ansiedad es un estado de alerta que se caracteriza por síntomas físicos e inse- guridad. En el contexto deportivo es examinada por el Competitive State Anxiety Inventory (CSAI-2, no validado para la danza. Este estudio adaptó y validó la ver - sión brasileña del CSAI-2 para los bailarines y encontró evidencias de la validez de contenido y la estructura interna del instrumento. El CSAI-2 fue respondido por 261 adolescentes bailarines brasileños, con una edad media de 14,73 años (± 1,82, individualmente o en grupos, en festivales nacionales e internacionales de danza. Después del análisis factorial, la versión para bailarines (CSAI-2-Dance; α = 0,84 quedó con 26 ítems, organizados en dos factores: Ansiedad y Autoconfianza. El CSAI- 2-Dance mostró propiedades psicométricas similares a la versión para los atletas, pero con diferentes componentes del modelo original, debido a factores específicos de la danza.

  6. Configuración de la migración interna en la región del Paisaje Cultural Cafetero de Colombia

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    Edisson Castro-Escobar

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    Full Text Available El documento describe cómo han sido los patrones de migración interna en los municipios que conforman la región del Paisaje Cultural Cafetero de Colombia, tomando como referencia los movimientos recientes de población a partir del censo general de 2005 realizado por el Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística. Se usaron algunas representaciones cartográficas y sociogramas para mostrar las redes de movilidad, los sentidos y la magnitud de los flujos migratorios. Los resultados indican ciertas tendencias de recomposición poblacional que debilitan la estructura demográfica en algunos municipios al tiempo que se refuerza el efecto de concentración urbana de las ciudades principales y las zonas conurbadas. Los focos receptores de migrantes son especialmente las ciudades capitales de la región y los distritos urbanos de Medellín, Bogotá y algunos municipios del Valle y el Tolima.

  7. Fazeres dos enfermeiros em uma unidade de internação psiquiátrica de um hospital universitário

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    Maria de Lourdes Custódio Duarte

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available A assistência de enfermagem em saúde mental vem passando por um processo de transformação de paradigma, do modelo asilar para o psicossocial. Temos o objetivo de identificar os fazeres dos enfermeiros em uma unidade de internação psiquiátrica em um hospital universitário. Pesquisa exploratória, descritiva, com abordagem qualitativa. Na coleta de dados, foi utilizada a entrevista semiestruturada com os enfermeiros. Os resultados mostram a apreensão de novos conceitos que orientam a assistência em saúde mental, na qual acolhimento, cuidado integral e individual e consideração da subjetividade dos usuários, norteiam essa prática. Os fazeres dos enfermeiros estão permeados por aspectos que vão além do biológico, incluindo a família e a sociedade.

  8. Multiplexed coding in the human basal ganglia

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    Andres, D. S.; Cerquetti, D.; Merello, M.

    2016-04-01

    A classic controversy in neuroscience is whether information carried by spike trains is encoded by a time averaged measure (e.g. a rate code), or by complex time patterns (i.e. a time code). Here we apply a tool to quantitatively analyze the neural code. We make use of an algorithm based on the calculation of the temporal structure function, which permits to distinguish what scales of a signal are dominated by a complex temporal organization or a randomly generated process. In terms of the neural code, this kind of analysis makes it possible to detect temporal scales at which a time patterns coding scheme or alternatively a rate code are present. Additionally, finding the temporal scale at which the correlation between interspike intervals fades, the length of the basic information unit of the code can be established, and hence the word length of the code can be found. We apply this algorithm to neuronal recordings obtained from the Globus Pallidus pars interna from a human patient with Parkinson’s disease, and show that a time pattern coding and a rate coding scheme co-exist at different temporal scales, offering a new example of multiplexed neuronal coding.

  9. Multiple-time-scale framework for understanding the progression of Parkinson's disease

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    Andres, D. S.; Gomez, F.; Ferrari, F. A. S.; Cerquetti, D.; Merello, M.; Viana, R.; Stoop, R.

    2014-12-01

    Parkinson's disease is marked by neurodegenerative processes that affect the pattern of discharge of basal ganglia neurons. The main features observed in the parkinsonian globus pallidus pars interna (GPi), a subdomain of the basal ganglia that is involved in the regulation of voluntary movement, are pathologically increased and synchronized neuronal activity. How these changes affect the implemented neuronal code is not well understood. Our experimental temporal structure-function analysis shows that in parkinsonian animals the rate-coding window of GPi neurons needed for the proper performance of voluntary actions is reduced. The model of the GPi network that we develop and discuss here reveals indeed that the size of the rate-coding window shrinks as the network activity increases and is expanded if the coupling strength among the neurons is increased. This leads to the novel interpretation that the pathological neuronal synchronization in Parkinson's disease in the GPi is the result of a collective attempt to counterbalance the shrinking of the rate-coding window due to increased activity in GPi neurons.

  10. What basal ganglia changes underlie the parkinsonian state? The significance of neuronal oscillatory activity

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    Quiroga-Varela, A.; Walters, J.R.; Brazhnik, E.; Marin, C.; Obeso, J.A.

    2014-01-01

    One well accepted functional feature of the parkinsonian state is the recording of enhanced beta oscillatory activity in the basal ganglia. This has been demonstrated in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and in animal models such as the rat with 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced lesion and 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-treated monkeys, all of which are associated with severe striatal dopamine depletion. Neuronal hyper-synchronization in the beta (or any other) band is not present despite the presence of bradykinetic features in the rat and monkey models, suggesting that increased beta band power may arise when nigro-striatal lesion is advanced and that it is not an essential feature of the early parkinsonian state. Similar observations and conclusions have been previously made for increased neuronal firing rate in the subthalamic and globus pallidus pars interna nuclei. Accordingly, it is suggested that early parkinsonism may be associated with dynamic changes in basal ganglia output activity leading to reduced movement facilitation that may be an earlier feature of the parkinsonian state. PMID:23727447

  11. Modeling and Theories of Pathophysiology and Physiology of the Basal Ganglia–Thalamic–Cortical System: Critical Analysis

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    Montgomery Jr., Erwin B.

    2016-01-01

    Theories impact the movement disorders clinic, not only affecting the development of new therapies but determining how current therapies are used. Models are theories that are procedural rather than declarative. Theories and models are important because, as argued by Kant, one cannot know the thing-in-itself (das Ding an sich) and only a model is knowable. Further, biological variability forces higher level abstraction relevant for all variants. It is that abstraction that is raison d’être of theories and models. Theories “connect the dots” to move from correlation to causation. The necessity of theory makes theories helpful or counterproductive. Theories and models of the pathophysiology and physiology of the basal ganglia–thalamic–cortical system do not spontaneously arise but have a history and consequently are legacies. Over the last 40 years, numerous theories and models of the basal ganglia have been proposed only to be forgotten or dismissed, rarely critiqued. It is not harsh to say that current popular theories positing increased neuronal activities in the Globus Pallidus Interna (GPi), excessive beta oscillations and increased synchronization not only fail to provide an adequate explication but are inconsistent with many observations. It is likely that their shared intellectual and epistemic inheritance plays a factor in their shared failures. These issues are critically examined. How one is to derive theories and models and have hope these will be better is explored as well. PMID:27708569

  12. Long-term increase in coherence between the basal ganglia and motor cortex after asphyxial cardiac arrest and resuscitation in developing rats.

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    Aravamuthan, Bhooma R; Shoykhet, Michael

    2015-10-01

    The basal ganglia are vulnerable to injury during cardiac arrest. Movement disorders are a common morbidity in survivors. Yet, neuronal motor network changes post-arrest remain poorly understood. We compared function of the motor network in adult rats that, during postnatal week 3, underwent 9.5 min of asphyxial cardiac arrest (n = 9) or sham intervention (n = 8). Six months after injury, we simultaneously recorded local field potentials (LFP) from the primary motor cortex (MCx) and single neuron firing and LFP from the rat entopeduncular nucleus (EPN), which corresponds to the primate globus pallidus pars interna. Data were analyzed for firing rates, power, and coherence between MCx and EPN spike and LFP activity. Cardiac arrest survivors display chronic motor deficits. EPN firing rate is lower in cardiac arrest survivors (19.5 ± 2.4 Hz) compared with controls (27.4 ± 2.7 Hz; P motor network after cardiac arrest. Increased motor network synchrony is thought to be antikinetic in primary movement disorders. Characterization of motor network synchrony after cardiac arrest may help guide management of post-hypoxic movement disorders.

  13. Estructura factorial y consistencia interna de una versión española del Purpose-In-Life Test / Factorial Structure and Internal Consistency of a Spanish Version of the Purpose-In-Life Test

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    Joaquín García-Alandete

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue examinar la estructura factorial y la consistencia interna de la versión española del Purpose-In-Life Test, instrumento que mide el logro de sentido de la vida desde los supuestos de la logoterapia. En el estudio participaron 457 universitarios españoles (320 mujeres, 137 hombres de 18 a 55 años de edad, M = 21.80, DE = 4.56. Se realizaron análisis descriptivos y correlaciones entre los ítems y el total de la escala inicial, un análisis factorial exploratorio, la estimación de la consistencia interna de los factores y de la escala obtenida, el análisis factorial confirmatorio de la misma, la prueba t para comparación de medias entre mujeres y hombres y la prueba de Kruskal-Wallis para el efecto de la edad. Los resultados mostraron una estructura de dos factores correlacionados con aceptable consistencia interna de la escala y de los factores, diferencias significativas entre mujeres y hombres en la puntuación total y uno de los factores, y no significativas en función de la edad. El análisis factorial confirmatorio muestra un adecuado ajuste, apoyando el modelo propuesto.

  14. Manicômio em circuito: os percursos dos jovens e a internação psiquiátrica The psychiatric hospital circuit: the trajectories of yong people prior to psychiatric hospitalization

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    Andrea Cristina Coelho Scisleski

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a internação psiquiátrica de jovens, tomando-a não a partir de uma perspectiva psicopatológica individual, mas de uma dimensão subjetivo-social com base nos percursos desses jovens até a internação. O estudo foi realizado no Centro Integrado de Atenção Psicossocial para crianças e adolescentes do Hospital Psiquiátrico São Pedro, na cidade de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, por meio de oficinas com os jovens que estavam em atendimento na internação deste serviço. Percebeu-se uma recorrência que marca o percurso desses jovens e expressa um determinado modo de funcionamento da rede de atenção até a internação, acarretando na produção de um certo perfil desses jovens: pobreza sócio-econômica, baixa escolaridade e uso de drogas. Outro aspecto importante é o papel da ordem judicial nos encaminhamentos à internação, que obedece tanto a uma lógica de punição aos jovens e aos serviços, como também, paradoxalmente, constitui-se numa estratégia de acesso aos serviços de saúde.This article analyzes psychiatric hospitalization of young patients from a contemporary social-subjective (rather than a psychopathological perspective, following the trajectory of these youth prior to their admission. The study was conducted at the Center for Comprehensive Psychosocial Care for Children and Adolescents, São Pedro Psychiatric Hospital, in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. Recurrent traits in the trajectory of these youth expressed how the health care network functioned with them prior to their hospitalization, with a consistent pattern of socioeconomic deprivation, low schooling, and drug use. Another key aspect was the role of the court system in referring them for hospitalization, adhering to a kind of logic that punished both the youth and the services and paradoxically formed a strategy for access to health services.

  15. Drenagem interna como fator de diferenciação de Latossolos do Distrito Federal The internal drainage as a differentiation factor in Oxisols of Distrito Federal, Brazil

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    Patrícia Maurício Campos

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a influência de características físico-hídricas dos solos em atributos diagnóstico de Latossolos. Realizou-se o levantamento de atributos morfológicos, químicos, físicos, mineralógicos e físico-hídricos de cinco perfis de Latossolos Vermelhos (LV e cinco perfis de Latossolos Vermelho-Amarelos (LVA petroplínticos, considerados representativos dessa classe de solos no Distrito Federal. Além da caracterização dos atributos diagnóstico, a oscilação do nível freático dos solos foi monitorada por meio de poços de observação de 2,5 m de profundidade, durante um ano. Os Latossolos estudados foram considerados semelhantes química e fisicamente. Contudo, diferiram quanto às caracterizações morfológica e mineralógica, com a presença de horizontes concrecionários e goethita nos LVA. A estabilidade da goethita nesses solos foi influenciada pela oscilação do lençol freático. Constatou-se menor condutividade hidráulica saturada e menor variação da profundidade freática nos LVA, em razão da deficiência de drenagem interna causada pela presença dos horizontes concrecionários. Os LVA apresentam, portanto, menor potencial agrícola que os LV, no Distrito Federal. As características físico-hídricas de Latossolos têm pouca influência sobre atributos diagnóstico, com exceção da mineralogia dos óxidos de ferro, que apresentam os teores de goethita aumentados em condições de baixa drenagem interna.The objective of this work was to determine the influence of soil physicohydric characteristics on Oxisols diagnostic attributes. Morphological, chemical, physical, mineralogical and physicohydric attributes were surveyed in profiles of five Latossolos Vermelhos (Rhodic Haplustox, LV and of five Latosssolos Vermelho-Amarelos (Typic Haplustox, LVA, considered representative of this kind of Oxisols in Distrito Federal, Brazil. Besides the soil diagnostic attributes characterization

  16. Evaluación del funcionamiento de motores de combustión interna trabajando con biodiesel. // Evaluation of engine performance working with biodiesel.

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    R. Piloto Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se determinó la característica exterior de velocidad para dos motores de combustión internatrabajando con combustible biodiesel procedente de varias fuentes naturales y se comparó con la característica exterior develocidad de los motores originalmente trabajando con combustible diesel. Los motores fueron evaluados con variacionesde carga y velocidad. En uno de los motores ensayados fue determinada la presión en el interior de la cámara decombustión con el objetivo de evaluar el retardo de ignición. Fue observado que los motores trabajando con combustiblebiodiesel presentaban una disminución de la potencia efectiva y un aumento del consumo especifico de combustible. Seobservó una disminución del retardo de ignición cuando fue empleado el combustible biodiesel. También fue observadoque los gases contaminantes, excepto las emisiones de NOx y CO, disminuyen o permanecen constantes con el uso delbiocombustible.Palabras claves: Motores de combustión interna, biodiesel, emisiones, característica exterior de velocidad,retardo de ignición._____________________________________________________________________________Abstract:The engine outer velocity characterization for two engines was made working with biodiesel from different natural sources,and its performance was compared with the engine parameters using reference diesel. The engines were used varying loadand velocity. The ignition delay was obtained by measurement of in-cylinder pressure. A decrease in the effective powerand increase in the effective fuel consumption were observed in the engines when biodiesel is used. Biodiesel samplesshown shorter ignition delay than diesel. The pollutants emitted for the engine using biodiesel was lower than diesel, withthe exception of NOx and CO emissions.Key words: engine, biodiesel, emissions, outer velocity characteristic, ignition delay.

  17. Reatividade vascular da artéria mamária interna: estudos farmacológicos comparativos entre artérias caninas direita e esquerda

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    EVORA Paulo Roberto B.

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Para estudos comparativos da reatividade vascular entre artéria mamária interna (AMI canina direita e esquerda, realizaram-se experimentos "in vitro" utilizando-se banhos orgânicos ("organ chambers" e ensaios biológicos: 1 os produtos plaquetários ADP e 5-HT induziram, respectivamente, vasodilatação dependente e independente do endotélio; 2 os autacóides, bradicinina e histamina, também induziram vasodilatação, respectivamente, dependente e independente do endotélio; 3 o A23187, vasodilatador independente de receptor, induziu relaxamentos dependentes do endotélio; 4 dopamina, dobutamina, papaverina e a poli-L-arginina induziram vasodilatações independentes do endotélio; 5 a NOR induziu intensa vasoconstrição comparável à causada pelo KCI e pela endotelina; 6 em 83% de 24 ensaios, a liberação basal de NO foi maior na AMI esquerda, em comparação com a AMI direita; 7 ensaios biológicos de AMIs demonstraram a importância da PGI2 nas condições de hipóxia, uma vez que a indometacina aboliu vasodilatação adicional em resposta à hipóxia em condições de vasodilatação induzida pela liberação basal de NO; 8 não ocorreram diferenças significantes de resposta, comparando-se estudos realizados em AMIs direita e esquerda.

  18. Aneurisma da artéria carótida interna extracraniana: relato de caso Aneurysm of the extracranial internal carotid artery: a case report

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    Marcio Ricardo Taveira Garcia

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    Full Text Available Os aneurismas verdadeiros da artéria carótida interna extracraniana são raros, ao contrário dos supraclinóideos, somando menos de 4% dos aneurismas periféricos. Eles se apresentam clinicamente como massas palpáveis cervicais, junto à margem inferior do ângulo da mandíbula, causando rouquidão, disfagia e dor por compressão nervosa. Há freqüente associação desta doença com outros aneurismas periféricos devido à sua etiologia principal (aterosclerose. Os aneurismas periféricos são comumente identificados à ultra-sonografia Doppler, quando na vigência de janela acústica adequada. Nesta situação, os aneurismas podem ser avaliados tanto morfológica como hemodinamicamente. Sua identificação e estudo são importantes para prevenir graves complicações, como tromboses, infartos maciços ou embólicos da área correspondente no sistema nervoso central, ruptura e dissecção, além de auxiliar na indicação da melhor conduta terapêutica.Unlike supraclinoid aneurysms, true aneurysms of the extracranial internal carotid artery are extremely rare (less than 4% of the peripheral aneurysms. The commonest presentation is a pulsatile neck swelling below the angle of the jaw associated with hoarseness, dysphagia and pain (neural compression. Concomitance with other peripherical aneurysms is frequent and caused by atherosclerosis. The morphological and hemodynamic features are very well evaluated by Doppler ultrasound, when the acoustic window is satisfactory. Identification and evaluation of these aneurysms are very important to prevent thrombosis, rupture, dissections, massive strokes and embolic brain infarcts, besides helping in the decision of the best treatment.

  19. Efeitos do herbicida lactofen sobre três cultivares de soja I. Alterações morfológicas externas e internas de folhas

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    C.F. Damião Filho

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    Full Text Available O lactofen, herbicida do grupo dos difenil éteres, é indicado para uso na cultura da soja, em pós-emergência, devido sua eficácia no controle de plantas daninhas latifoliadas. No presente trabalho, conduzido em casa-de-vegetação, foram utilizadas as cultivares de soja Foscarin-31, IAC-8 e IAC-9, tratadas com lactofen nas doses 0,018 e 0,36 kg de lactofen i.a./ha, aplicadas quando as plantas apresentavam a Segunda folha composta totalmente expandida. Aos quatro e doze dias após as aplicações, foram analisadas e descritos os sinais macroscópicos e microscópicos de intoxicação nos folíolos das folhas. Os resultados indicaram que o lactofen ocasionou expressivas alterações morfológicas externas e internas das folhas, nos locais onde foi depositado, e que a dose maior acentua os efeitos do produto sobre as plantas, sendo que as cultivares de soja apresentaram diferentes graus de sensibilidade ao produto.Lactofen, a diphenil ether herbicide, is indicated for use in soybean crop, at post-emmergence, due to its efficacy on broad-leaf weed control. In the present assay, under greenhouse conditions, soybean cultivars as Foscarin-31, IAC-8 and IAC 9 were used. The herbicide was applyed at the 2nd whole expanded composed leaf stage at 0, 0.18 and 0,36 kg of lactofen a.i./ha. At four and twelve days after applications, external and internal morphological aspects on the attainned leaves were evaluate. Results showed that the lactofen generally raised injurious effects in the loci where it was deposited. Sensitivity of the three tested soybean cultivars to the herbicide was different.

  20. Escala de Autoestima de Rosenberg (EAR: validade fatorial e consistência interna Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSS: factorial validity and internal consistency

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    Juliana Burges Sbicigo

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar as propriedades psicométricas da Escala de Autoestima de Rosenberg (EAR para adolescentes. Participaram 4.757 adolescentes, com idades entre 14 e 18 anos (M=15,77; DP=1,22, de nove cidades brasileiras. Os participantes responderam a uma versão da EAR adaptada para o Brasil. A análise fatorial exploratória apontou uma estrutura bidimensional, com 51.4% da variância explicada, que foi sustentada pela análise fatorial confirmatória. As análises de consistência interna realizadas por meio do coeficiente alfa de Cronbach, confiabilidade composta e variância extraída indicaram bons valores de fidedignidade. Diferenças nos escores de autoestima em função do sexo e da idade não foram encontradas. Conclui-se que a EAR apresenta qualidades psicométricas satisfatórias, mostrando-se um instrumento confiável para medir autoestima em adolescentes brasileiros.The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometrics properties of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSS for adolescents. The sample was composed of 4.757 adolescents, with ages between 14 and 18 years old (M=15.77; SD=1.22 in nine Brazilian cities. Participants responded to an adapted version of the RSS for Brazil. Exploratory factorial analysis showed a bidimensional structure, with 51.4% of explained variance. This result was supported by confirmatory factor analysis. The internal consistency analysis by Cronbach alpha coefficient, composite reliability and extracted variance indicated good reliability. Differences in self-esteem for gender and age were not found. These findings show that RSS has satisfactory psychometric qualities and it's a reliable instrument to assess self-esteem in Brazilian adolescents.

  1. Visão dos profissionais sobre seu trabalho no programa de internação domiciliar interdisciplinar oncológico: uma realidade brasileira

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    Adrize Rutz Porto

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Conhecer a visão dos profissionais sobre o seu trabalho no programa de internação domiciliar interdisciplinar oncológico. Metodologia: Trata-se de uma pesquisa descritiva, de abordagem qualitativa, realizada na regiãosul do Brasil. O estudo contou com nove participantes, pertencentes à enfermagem, nutrição, medicina, serviço social, teologia, psicologia e administração, englobando nível técnico e superior. Os dados foram coletados, por meio de observação participante e um encontro de grupo focal, sendo tratados por análise temática. Resultados: Destaca-se que a experiência da equipe com a terminalidade dos pacientes envolve em uma rede solidária de troca de afetos, com ênfase no acolhimento, os quais auxiliam no controle do sofrimento dos profissionais. Os trabalhadores revelam a busca pela formação complementar focada na interdisciplinaridade, frente à restrita abordagem oferecida em seus cursos de formação. Diante dos resultados, salienta-se a necessidade de formar profissionais com uma abordagem interdisciplinar, principalmente, no que se refere aos desafios do cuidado à terminalidade. Conclusão: A vivência pautada na prática interdisciplinar indica lacunas na formação curricular, evidenciando a necessidade de mudança do paradigma vigente de ensino, para consequentemente, transformar as práticas de cuidado paliativo.

  2. Frequency and function in the basal ganglia: the origins of beta and gamma band activity.

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    Blenkinsop, Alexander; Anderson, Sean; Gurney, Kevin

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    Neuronal oscillations in the basal ganglia have been observed to correlate with behaviours, although the causal mechanisms and functional significance of these oscillations remain unknown. We present a novel computational model of the healthy basal ganglia, constrained by single unit recordings from non-human primates. When the model is run using inputs that might be expected during performance of a motor task, the network shows emergent phenomena: it functions as a selection mechanism and shows spectral properties that match those seen in vivo. Beta frequency oscillations are shown to require pallido-striatal feedback, and occur with behaviourally relevant cortical input. Gamma oscillations arise in the subthalamic-globus pallidus feedback loop, and occur during movement. The model provides a coherent framework for the study of spectral, temporal and functional analyses of the basal ganglia and lays the foundation for an integrated approach to study basal ganglia pathologies such as Parkinson's disease in silico. Neural oscillations in the basal ganglia (BG) are well studied yet remain poorly understood. Behavioural correlates of spectral activity are well described, yet a quantitative hypothesis linking time domain dynamics and spectral properties to BG function has been lacking. We show, for the first time, that a unified description is possible by interpreting previously ignored structure in data describing globus pallidus interna responses to cortical stimulation. These data were used to expose a pair of distinctive neuronal responses to the stimulation. This observation formed the basis for a new mathematical model of the BG, quantitatively fitted to the data, which describes the dynamics in the data, and is validated against other stimulus protocol experiments. A key new result is that when the model is run using inputs hypothesised to occur during the performance of a motor task, beta and gamma frequency oscillations emerge naturally during static-force and

  3. Effects of stereotactic neurosurgery on postural instability and gait in Parkinson's disease

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    Bakker, Maaike; Esselink, Rianne A. J.; Munneke, Marten; Limousin-Dowsey, Patricia; Speelman, Hans D.; Bloem, Bastiaan R.

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    Postural instability and gait disability (PIGD) are disabling signs of Parkinson's disease. Stereotactic surgery aimed at the internal globus pallidus (GPi) or subthalamic nucleus (STN) might improve PIGD, but the precise effects remain unclear. We performed a systematic review of studies that

  4. Selective peripheral denervation: comparison with pallidal stimulation and literature review

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    Contarino, Maria Fiorella; van den Munckhof, Pepijn; Tijssen, Marina A. J.; de Bie, Rob M. A.; Bosch, D. Andries; Schuurman, P. Richard; Speelman, Johannes D.

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    Patients with cervical dystonia who are non-responders to Botulinum toxin qualify for surgery. Selective peripheral denervation (Bertrand's procedure, SPD) and deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidus (GPi-DBS) are available surgical options. Although peripheral denervation has potential

  5. Deep brain stimulation for dystonia: patient selection and outcomes

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    Speelman, J. D.; Contarino, M. F.; Schuurman, P. R.; Tijssen, M. A. J.; de Bie, R. M. A.

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    In a literature survey, 341 patients with primary and 109 with secondary dystonias treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the internal segment of the globus pallidus (GPi) were identified. In general, the outcomes for primary dystonias were more favourable compared to the secondary forms. For

  6. Deep brain stimulation for dystonia : Patient selection and outcomes

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    Speelman, J. D.; Contarino, M. F.; Schuurman, P. R.; Tijssen, M. A. J.; de Bie, R. M. A.

    In a literature survey, 341 patients with primary and 109 with secondary dystonias treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the internal segment of the globus pallidus (GPi) were identified. In general, the outcomes for primary dystonias were more favourable compared to the secondary forms. For

  7. Microstructural Changes within the Basal Ganglia Differ between Parkinson Disease Subtypes.

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    Nagae, Lidia M; Honce, Justin M; Tanabe, Jody; Shelton, Erika; Sillau, Stefan H; Berman, Brian D

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    Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the substantia nigra has shown promise in detecting and quantifying neurodegeneration in Parkinson disease (PD). It remains unknown, however, whether differences in microstructural changes within the basal ganglia underlie PD motor subtypes. We investigated microstructural changes within the basal ganglia of mild to moderately affected PD patients using DTI and sought to determine if microstructural changes differ between the tremor dominant (TD) and postural instability/gait difficulty (PIGD) subtypes. Fractional anisotropy, mean diffusivity, radial, and axial diffusivity were obtained from bilateral caudate, putamen, globus pallidus, and substantia nigra of 21 PD patients (12 TD and 9 PIGD) and 20 age-matched healthy controls. T-tests and ANOVA methods were used to compare PD patients, subtypes, and controls, and Spearman correlations tested for relationships between DTI and clinical measures. We found our cohort of PD patients had reduced fractional anisotropy within the substantia nigra and increased mean and radial diffusivity within the substantia nigra and globus pallidus compared to controls, and that changes within those structures were largely driven by the PIGD subtype. Across all PD patients fractional anisotropy within the substantia nigra correlated with disease stage, while in PIGD patients increased diffusivity within the globus pallidus correlated with disease stage and motor severity. We conclude that PIGD patients have more severely affected microstructural changes within the substantia nigra compared to TD, and that microstructural changes within the globus pallidus may be particularly relevant for the manifestation of the PIGD subtype.

  8. Frequency-selectivity of a thalamocortical relay neuron during Parkinson's disease and deep brain stimulation: a computational study

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    Cagnan, Hayriye; Cagnan, H.; Meijer, Hil Gaétan Ellart; van Gils, Stephanus A.; Krupa, M.; Heida, Tjitske; Rudolph, Michelle; Wadman, Wyse J.; Martens, Hubert C.F.

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    In this computational study, we investigated (i) the functional importance of correlated basal ganglia (BG) activity associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) motor symptoms by analysing the effects of globus pallidus internum (GPi) bursting frequency and synchrony on a thalamocortical (TC) relay

  9. Demyelination of subcortical nuclei in multiple sclerosis

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    Krutenkova, E; Aitmagambetova, G; Khodanovich, M; Yarnykh, V; Bowen, J; Gangadharan, B; Henson, L; Mayadev, A; Repovic, P; Qian, P

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    Myelin containing in basal ganglia in multiple sclerosis patients was evaluated using new noninvasive quantitative MRI method fast whole brain macromolecular proton fraction mapping. Myelin level in globus pallidus and putamen significantly decreased in multiple sclerosis patients as compared with healthy control subjects but not in substantia nigra and caudate nucleus. (paper)

  10. Demyelination of subcortical nuclei in multiple sclerosis

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    Krutenkova, E.; Aitmagambetova, G.; Khodanovich, M.; Bowen, J.; Gangadharan, B.; Henson, L.; Mayadev, A.; Repovic, P.; Qian, P.; Yarnykh, V.

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    Myelin containing in basal ganglia in multiple sclerosis patients was evaluated using new noninvasive quantitative MRI method fast whole brain macromolecular proton fraction mapping. Myelin level in globus pallidus and putamen significantly decreased in multiple sclerosis patients as compared with healthy control subjects but not in substantia nigra and caudate nucleus.

  11. A randomized double-blind crossover trial comparing subthalamic and pallidal deep brain stimulation for dystonia

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    Schjerling, Lisbeth; Hjermind, Lena E; Jespersen, Bo

    2013-01-01

    Object The authors' aim was to compare the subthalamic nucleus (STN) with the globus pallidus internus (GPi) as a stimulation target for deep brain stimulation (DBS) for medically refractory dystonia. Methods In a prospective double-blind crossover study, electrodes were bilaterally implanted in ...

  12. Improvement of both dystonia and tics with 60 Hz pallidal deep brain stimulation.

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    Hwynn, Nelson; Tagliati, Michele; Alterman, Ron L; Limotai, Natlada; Zeilman, Pamela; Malaty, Irene A; Foote, Kelly D; Morishita, Takashi; Okun, Michael S

    2012-09-01

    Deep brain stimulation has been utilized in both dystonia and in medication refractory Tourette syndrome. We present an interesting case of a patient with a mixture of disabling dystonia and Tourette syndrome whose coexistent dystonia and tics were successfully treated with 60 Hz-stimulation of the globus pallidus region.

  13. Brain CT scan in acute carbon monoxide poisoning

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    We, En-Huei

    1986-01-01

    The brain CT findings in 19 patients with acute carbon monoxide poisoning was analysed and the emphasis was placed on the relationship between CT findings and prognosis. Five had a normal manifestation in CT ; eight had the findings of ovoid or patchy low density area in globus pallidus, bilateral or unlateral, during the second day to fifth week after poisoning, and the low density areas were decreasing and blurring in edge in follow up and at last disappeared during 3 - 14 weeks in three cases of them ; nine showed the appearance of diffuse low density of white matter and of globus pallidus in some of them ; two had an appearance of brain atrophy. The pathology of CT findings mentioned above may be brain edema, necrosis, malacia and degeneration in gray matter and globus pallidus. The result suggested the cases with normal CT manifestation, cerebral edema and decreasing and disappearing low density area had a good prognosis, in contrary, the cases with persistant low density in globus pallidus had a poorer prognosis. (author)

  14. Qualidade da atenção básica mediante internações evitáveis no Sul do Brasil Quality of primary care as measured by preventable hospitalizations in the South of Brazil

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    Juvenal Soares Dias-da-Costa

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    Full Text Available Realizou-se estudo para avaliar mediante taxa de internações hospitalares evitáveis a qualidade dos cuidados oferecidos pela rede básica de saúde em Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, no período entre 1995 a 2004. Foram consideradas como internações evitáveis: diabetes mellitus, insuficiência cardíaca, hipertensão arterial sistêmica, doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica e doenças imunopreveníveis (poliomielite, difteria, tétano, coqueluche, sarampo. Foram incluídos homens e mulheres de 20 a 59 anos. Os percentuais entre as mulheres foram superiores aos encontrados nos homens. Foi observada uma diminuição dos percentuais de internações tanto nos homens como nas mulheres no decorrer do período. Mesmo após a padronização direta revelou-se que as taxas de internação de Pelotas foram inferiores às do Rio Grande do Sul. Os custos das hospitalizações evitáveis acompanharam a queda observada nas taxas de internações. Aparentemente, a diminuição verificada nas taxas de internações evitáveis pode estar relacionada à qualificação dos serviços de atenção básica. Contudo, os resultados podem ser conseqüências do financiamento do sistema de saúde. Os valores de pagamento desses procedimentos são baixos e podem estar direcionando os hospitais a uma diminuição da oferta de leitos.This study assessed the quality of primary care in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, through preventable hospitalization rates (1995-2004. Preventable hospitalizations were defined as those related to the following diseases: diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and vaccine-preventable diseases (polio, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, and measles. Men and women from 20 to 59 years of age were included in the study. The proportion of preventable causes among hospital admissions was higher for women than for men. From 1995 to 2004 there was a decrease in preventable

  15. Patagonia: tocando las fibras internas

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    Velasco Tafur, Ximena; Borrero Caldas, Silvio

    2013-01-01

    El presente caso, está enfocado en Patagonia, una compañía que desde sus inicios ha desarrollado una forma poco convencional en su estilo de hacer negocios. La gerencia de Patagonia considera que muchos errores administrativos obedecen a que las empresas formulan las mismas soluciones para todos los problemas que enfrentan. Además, desde la revolución industrial, tales soluciones han privilegiado las ganancias económicas sobre la sostenibilidad ambiental, y el planeta está pasando factura por...

  16. (ICSID) ADDITIONAL FACILITY IN INTERNA

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    ... which is adopted by Article 5 of the Additional Facility Rules to guide the ... B, Barrister at Law, e-mail: kcezeibe@yahoo.com; Phone 08033950631 and .... revision and annulment which are internally available under the Washington ...

  17. Estruturas de governança interna e a capacidade de inovação em pequenas firmas brasileiras de torrefação e moagem de café

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    Gabriela Feresin Jardim

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Na pesquisa relatada neste artigo são investigadas quais as combinações de estruturas de governança interna (mercado, burocrática e comunitária que possibilitam mais capacidade de inovação de produto nas pequenas firmas. Neste estudo, inspirado nos trabalhos de Grandori e Furnari (2008; 2010, tem-se como hipótese que a capacidade de inovação ocorre de modo mais consistente nas firmas que adotam uma estrutura de governança interna multimodal. Essa hipótese foi testada por meio de um survey com 80 indústrias brasileiras de torrefação e moagem de café(1. Para encontrar as combinações de estruturas, foi utilizada a análise comparativa qualitativa (QCA no software fs/QCA versão 2.0 (RAGIN, 2008. Como resultado, verificou-se que a estrutura de governança interna multimodal - que combina práticas de incentivos monetários, burocráticas e comunitárias - apresentou resultados mais consistentes para a inovação das pequenas firmas de torrefação. Esses resultados, ao permitirem identificar os requisitos organizacionais que produzem mais possibilidades de inovação, podem ajudar a traçar ações de políticas públicas e privadas para as empresas brasileiras, de modo a melhorar sua taxa de inovação e a competitividade em seus mercados.

  18. Desconfortos associados às cirurgias de extração dentária e construção de instrumento de medida (QCirDental. Parte I: impactos e consistência interna

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    Marcelo Carlos Bortoluzzi

    Full Text Available Resumo O estudo objetivou criar um instrumento de medida que pudesse quantificar os desconfortos associados ao procedimento cirúrgico de pacientes submetidos a cirurgias dento-alveolares (QCirDental. O instrumento QCirDental foi desenvolvido em duas etapas iniciais: (1 geração e seleção das perguntas ou itens e, (2 teste do instrumento com avaliação das propriedades de medida (consistência interna e responsividade. A amostra foi composta por 123 pacientes. Nenhum deles apresentou qualquer dificuldade em entender o QCirDental. O instrumento mostrou excelente consistência interna com coeficiente alfa de Cronbach de 0,83. A análise de componentes principais (Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy 0,72 e Bartlett's Test of Sphericity com p < 0,001 mostrou seis (6 dimensões do instrumento que explicam 67,5% da variância. O QCirDental possui excelente consistência interna, sendo um instrumento de fácil leitura e interpretação compatível com uma adequada validade semântica e de conteúdo. Mais de 80% dos pacientes submetidos a extrações dentárias de rotina odontológica apresentam algum desconforto ou incomodo no período transoperatório o que ressalta a necessidade de utilização de um instrumento para avaliação de cuidados.

  19. Avaliação dos resultados da redução aberta e da fixação interna das fraturas graves da extremidade proximal do úmero em idosos

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    Alberto Naoki Miyazaki

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: avaliar clinica e radiologicamente os resultados obtidos com a redução aberta e a fixação interna das fraturas graves da extremidade proximal do úmero (FGEPU na população com idade igual ou superior a 60 anos. Métodos: entre junho de 1992 e fevereiro de 2011, o Grupo de Ombro e Cotovelo do Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo tratou, com redução aberta e fixação interna, 21 pacientes com FGEPU e com idade superior a 60 anos. Desses, 18 foram reavaliados. Resultados: dois pacientes evoluíram com resultados excelentes, 12 bons, três regulares e um ruim. Portanto, verificamos que 77,7% evoluíram com bons e excelentes resultados. Todos os pacientes estavam satisfeitos com o tratamento e apenas três não retornaram às atividades prévias. As médias de mobilidade pós-operatória foram de 122° de elevação (90° -150°, 39° de rotação lateral (20 °-60° e T11 de rotação medial (T5 a Glúteo. Conclusão: a redução aberta e a fixação interna das FGEPU podem ser indicadas também para pacientes idosos e obtivemos 77,7% de bons e excelentes resultados. Estatisticamente (p < 0,05, a redução anatômica da fratura mostrou-se importante para a obtenção de bons resultados.

  20. Conocimiento y perfil de uso de la biblioteca Cochrane en médicos asistentes a un congreso de Medicina Interna

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    Luz M. Letelier S.

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: las Revisiones Sistemáticas (RS son herramientas para practicar Medicina Basada en la Evidencia. La Colaboración Cochrane genera RS, pero el conocimiento y uso de la Biblioteca Cochrane (BC es heterogéneo. Nuestro objetivo fue describir el nivel de conocimiento y el perfil de uso de la BC entre asistentes a una Conferencia Mundial de Medicina Interna (WCIM. Método: estudio transversal vía encuesta electrónica entre asistentes al XXXI WCIM, recabando información demográfica de los participantes; su conocimiento, acceso y usos de la BC. Resultados: 413 asistentes aceptaron participar y 198 (47,9% de 24 países respondieron. 91,4% eran Latinoamericanos, 50,5% eran internistas. El conocimiento de la BC fue del 96,5%. El 76% de quienes respondieron usaban la BC al menos una vez al mes. No encontramos diferencias en la frecuencia de uso según edad o ámbito académico. Las principales razones para utilizar RS-BC fueron: toma de decisiones clínicas (67,6%, actualización (64,2% y docencia (31,8%; 46% consideraron la BC muy útil para sus propósitos. Los 35 años (70% vs 53%, p: 0,017. Quienes consideraron muy útil la BC la utilizaron significativamente más para propósitos docentes (41% vs. 24%, p: 0,019 y toma de decisiones clínicas (79% vs. 58%, p: 0,003 que quienes la declararon como a veces útil o no útil. Hubo también diferencias estadísticamente significativas en la distribución del acceso a la BC según región geográfica (p: 0,001. Conclusiones: encontramos un alto nivel de conocimiento dela BC entre los asistentes a WCIM. Los usuarios describen un uso frecuente para diversos propósitos, considerándola útil para estos.

  1. La cultura organizativa como herramienta de gestión interna y de adaptación al entorno : un estudio de casos múltiple en empresas murcianas.

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    López Felipe, María Teresa

    2013-01-01

    Esta tesis analiza el proceso de adaptación al entorno e integración interna que la cultura lleva a cabo en las organizaciones, mediante un estudio de casos múltiple en empresas murcianas internacionalizadas, con el objetivo de generar teoría. Se ha adoptado una perspectiva sistémico-contingente, integrando las aportaciones de la antropología, la sociología y la dirección de empresa en torno a la vertiente cultural de las organizaciones. Los hallazgos muestran que la “adaptación-integ...

  2. Ética, comunicación interna y rendimiento laboral en el Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación “Dra. Adriana Rebaza Flores”-Minsa. Lima. 2016

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    Rodríguez Vargas, Martha Aida

    2016-01-01

    La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo general determinar la relación entre la Ética, comunicación interna y rendimiento laboral en el Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación “Dra. Adriana Rebaza Flores”-Minsa. Lima. 2016. La población o universo de interés en esta investigación, estuvo conformada por 60 Médicos Rehabilitadores del Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación “Dra. Adriana Rebaza Flores”. Minsa, la muestra censal considero al mismo número de la población en las cual...

  3. ¿Selección positiva o negativa? Inserción de la migración interna y el desplazamiento forzado en el mercado laboral urbano de Colombia, 2001-2006

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    Silva, Adriana Carolina; Guataquí, Juan Carlos

    2011-01-01

    Resumen Se analizan los determinantes socioeconómicos de la inserción laboral de migrantes recientes y de desplazados forzados en las diez principales ciudades de Colombia utilizando información de la Encuesta Continua de Hogares (2001-2006). Se adapta el marco teórico de selección del migrante internacional de Borjas (1982, 1985, 1987, 1990) a los casos de migración interna voluntaria o involuntaria. Además, mediante la estimación de un modelo Logit para conocer la propensión a ocuparse y de...

  4. Propuesta de mejora para el mantenimiento del equipo pesado de la constructora COANDES S.A. basado en un análisis del aceite lubricante usado en los motores de combustión interna diésel

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    Arévalo Avalos, David Alejandro

    2015-01-01

    Se realiza una propuesta de mejora proactiva-predictiva para el mantenimiento efectuado por COANDES. Primero se efectúa una evaluación de criticidad de los equipos y un estudio del aceite usado en los motores de combustión interna diésel. Finalmente se propone un modelo de análisis de fallas basado en los resultados que incluye un software de interpretación de resultados de análisis de aceite. The investigation performs a proposal for proactive-predictive improvement for the maintenance by...

  5. Acidente vascular cerebral isquêmico em uma enfermaria de neurologia: complicações e tempo de internação Stroke in a neurology ward: etiologies, complications and length of stay

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    Rodrigo Bomeny de Paulo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Os objetivos deste trabalho foram: avaliar as complicações e o tempo de internação de doentes com acidente vascular cerebral isquêmico (AVCI na fase aguda ou subaguda em uma enfermaria de Neurologia geral em São Paulo; investigar a influência de idade, fatores de risco para doença vascular, território arterial acometido e etiologia sobre as complicações e o tempo de internação. MÉTODOS: Foram coletados prospectivamente dados de 191 doentes com AVCI e posteriormente analisados. RESULTADOS: Cinquenta e um doentes (26,7% apresentaram alguma complicação clínica durante a internação. A pneumonia foi a complicação mais frequente. O tempo médio de internação na enfermaria foi de 16,8±13,8 dias. Na análise multivariável, o único fator que se correlacionou significativamente com menor taxa de complicações foi idade mais jovem (OR=0,92-0,97, p INTRODUCTION: Purposes of this study were: evaluate complications and length of stay of patients admitted with diagnosis of ischemic stroke (IS in the acute or subacute phase, in a general Neurology ward in São paulo, Brazil; investigate the influence of age, risk factors for vascular disease, arterial territory and etiology. METHODS: Data from 191 IS patients were collected prospectively. RESULTS: Fifty-one patients (26.7% presented at least one clinical complication during stay. pneumonia was the most frequent complication. Mean length of stay was 16.8+-13.8 days. Multivariate analysis revealed a correlation between younger age and lower complication rates (OR=0.92-0.97, p < 0.001. presence of complications was the only factor that independently influenced length of stay (OR=4.20; CI=1.928.84; p<0.0001. CONCLUSION: These results should be considered in the planning and organization of IS care in Brazil.

  6. Estudio del Efecto de la Altitud sobre el Comportamiento de Motores de Combustión Interna. Parte 1: Funcionamiento Study of the Altitude Effect on Internal Combustion Engine Operation. Part 1: Performance

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    Magín Lapuerta; Octavio Armas; John R Agudelo; Carlos A Sánchez

    2006-01-01

    En este trabajo se estudia el efecto de la altitud sobre la potencia en motores de aspiración natural y turbosobrealimentados sin sistemas correctores, en función de la presión ambiental. La altitud sobre el nivel del mar tiene un notable efecto sobre la densidad del aire y su composición. Dado que los motores de combustión interna tienen sistemas de admisión y de inyección de combustible volumétricos, la altitud modifica el ciclo termodinámico de operación, y en consecuencia las prestaciones...

  7. Organization and information and communication technologies. Internal communication as support of ENEA's improvement and innovation; Organizzazione e tecnologie dell'informazione e della comunicazione (OICT). La comunicazione interna a supporto del cambiamento e dell'innovazione in ENEA

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    D' Arcangelo, D; Malizia, P [Libera Universita' Maria SS. Assunta, Facolta' di Lettere e Filosofia, Rome (Italy); Di Marco, R A [ENEA, Funzione Centrale Informatica, Sede Centrale, Rome (Italy)

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    Today's globalization, technological innovation and new normative-institutional context (the reform of the Civil Service tending towards bureaucratical simplification and a restructuring of public works) make for a stronger stimulus for change in terms of organization. Communication culture and climate, which can be described as soft variables, take on great importance as determining the identity and internal image of the organization. The definition of roles and responsibilities, working surroundings, levels of information, credibility of the information itself, communication content and channels, degree of and delegation of responsibility, staff management policy, the training system, union relations, all of these are variables which must necessarily be administered with a view to greater adherence to the criteria of organizational economics. Internal communication takes on a key role in the construction, modification and promotion of a new organizational identity, coherent with the strategic objectives that the corporation has set itself. The specific features of the internal telematic network of the organization (Intra ENEA) are its interactivity and multimediality; the employment of this type of communication can be conceived as use of an instrument for definition and circulation of a multitude of products/services, directed to the satisfaction of the needs of information and communication of the internal customer, all within the viewpoint of internal marketing. [Italian] La globalizzazione, l'innovazione tecnologica, il nuovo contesto normativo-istituzionale (la riforma della Pubblica Amministrazione volta alla semplificazione amministrativa e alla riorganizzazione del lavoro pubblico) costituiscono, oggi, per l'organizzazione, un piu' forte stimolo al cambiamento. Grande importanza assumono la cultura ed il clima comunicazionale, variabili definibili soft, che determinano l'identita' e l'immagine interna dell'organizzazione. La comunicazione interna assume

  8. Auditoría informática basada en riesgos del core bancario de una institución financiera de acuerdo al plan anual 2014 de auditoría interna

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    Arciniega Vera, Andrea Johanna; Ludeña González, Verónica Isabel

    2015-01-01

    El presente proyecto de tesis consiste en desarrollar y ejecutar una Auditoría Informática Basada en Riesgos del Core Bancario de una Institución Financiera de la ciudad de Loja, para dar cumplimiento a lo solicitado por organismos de control como la Súper Intendencia de Bancos y Seguros (SBS), para garantizar la confianza depositada por los clientes y la buena imagen institucional. Por tal motivo el departamento de Auditoría Interna de la institución financiera da la oportunidad de participa...

  9. Comunicación organizacional interna para fortalecer el funcionamiento de la Comisión de Control Cívico de la Corrupción en beneficio del desarrollo nacional

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    Chompoy Alcívar, Yessica Lourdes; Sánchez Crespo, Ana Gabriela

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo se enmarca dentro de la comunicación organizacional, enfocándose en un aspecto de ésta que es la comunicación organizacional interna, es decir, en las actividades comunicativas que se dan al interior de la organización. Asumimos en este trabajo a la comunicación como uno de los pilares de la organización, la identidad, la imagen, la acción y la cultura los otros pilares de la organización, siendo la cultura el punto central porque otorga un sentido y valor diferenciador al...

  10. External body components and internal fat of Charolais or Nellore steers, fed with different concentrate levelComponentes externos e gordura interna de novilhos Charolês ou Nelore alimentados com diferentes proporções de concentrado

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    Magali Floriano da Silveira

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The objective was to evaluate the development of external body components and the distribution of internal fat of Charolais (CH and Nellore (NE steers, fed with different concentrate level in the diet. The steers were distributed in six treatments constituted by three concentrate level: 35, 50 or 65% (dry matter basis and two genetic group (Charolais or Nellore. NE steers fed with 65% concentrate in diet showed higher EBW yield, it was not different to CH and NE steers fed with 50% concentrate. Head weigth in relation to EBW was decrease with the increase of the proportions concentrate (4.67, 4.30 and 4.28 to 35; 50 and 65% concentrate, respectively. The head weigh also was lower from NE steers in relation to CH steers (4.30 versus 4.54, respectively. The absolute total weight of internal fat was higher (PAvaliaram-se os componentes externos e a distribuição da gordura interna de novilhos das raças Charolês (CH ou Nelore (NE, alimentados com diferentes proporções de concentrado na dieta. Os novilhos foram distribuídos em seis tratamentos que corresponderam a três níveis de concentrado: 35, 50 e 65% (com base na matéria seca e dois grupos genéticos (Charolês e Nelore. Os novilhos NE alimentados com 65% de concentrado na dieta apresentaram maior rendimento de corpo vazio (RCV, não diferindo dos novilhos CH e NE alimentados com 50% de concentrado. O peso da cabeça ajustado para peso de corpo vazio (PCV foi menor para os animais que consumiram dieta com proporção mais alta de concentrado (4,67, 4,30 e 4,28 para 35, 50 e 65% de concentrado, respectivamente e para os novilhos da raça NE em relação aos CH (4,30 contra 4,54, respectivamente. O peso absoluto total das gorduras internas foi superior (P<0,05 para os novilhos alimentados com proporções mais elevadas de concentrado (18,13; 22,58 e 21,74 kg para 35 50 e 65% de concentrado, e para os novilhos CH em relação aos NE (22,52 contra 19,11, respectivamente. Novilhos CH

  11. Elaboración de un manual de procedimientos para el área de auditoría interna de la Empresa Ecuatoriana DISTABLASA Distribuidora de Tableros del Austro S. A.

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    Espinoza Andrade, Tatiana Patricia

    2010-01-01

    Debido a la globalización y por ende al desarrollo de la economía, las empresas cada vez han ido evolucionando y se han visto en la necesidad de implantar un Área de Auditoría Interna pero ya no para que el Auditor Interno únicamente revise las cuentas, ayude a detectar errores o fraudes en la empresa como en otros tiempos; sino para que sea un asesor, sea la llave fundamental para la empresa, y así se convierta en los ojos, en los oídos de los más altos funcionarios de la organización. Po...

  12. Estado del Arte del Uso del Gas de Gasificación Termoquímica de Biomasa(GG), en Motores de Combustión Interna Alternativos

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    Fonseca González, Natalia Elizabeth

    2003-01-01

    El presente trabajo, desarrollado en el marco del Convenio de Cooperación educativa entre la ETSII - UPM y el Ciemat, se realiza con el fin de determinar líneas futuras de investigación y/o aplicación de la tecnología de gasificación termoquímica de biomasa integrada a motores de combustión interna alternativos (MCIA) para generación de potencia, motivados por la necesidad de reducir las emisiones contaminantes, aumentar el uso de las fuentes renovables de energía, reducir la dependencia econ...

  13. El concepto de selección interna y la sujeción de la Biología Evolucionaria del Desarrollo al modelo de explicación variacional

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    Gustavo Caponi

    2008-01-01

    hoje quer resgatar, podem ser considerados desde uma perspectiva variacional ou seleccional compatível, mas não assimilável, à Teoria da Seleção Natural. Assim, considerado como um conceito autônomo e diferente ao de seleção natural, o conceito de seleção interna faz possível compreender de que modo isso que Wallace Arthur chama viés desenvolvimiental constitui uma causa, efetiva e positiva, de transformações evolutivas irreversíveis e acumuláveis.

  14. Diagnóstico de fallas en el sistema de lubricación de un motor de combustión interna a gasolina Hyundai Accent DOHC 1.5L mediante análisis de vibraciones

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    Buestán Ramírez, Christian Santiago; Jarama Herrera, Carlos Teodoro

    2016-01-01

    En este documento se presenta el diagnóstico de fallas en el sistema de lubricación de un motor de combustión interna Hyundai Accent 1.5L mediante análisis de vibraciones, en el cual mediante el uso de un diseño experimental se adquirió las señales vibroacústicas, las que fueron procesadas mediante la Transformada de Fourier; para el posterior análisis de resultados por Comparación Espectral y Análisis de Componentes Principales (ACP). This research presents the fault diagnosis in the lubr...

  15. Evaluación del consumo de los combustibles (GM, E-10 y GNC en un vehículo de combustión interna de servicio público en la ciudad de Cali - Colombia

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    Luis Felipe Granada Aguirre

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este documento se muestran los rendimientos (consumo de combustible obtenidos por un vehículo de combustión interna de servicio público que fue adaptado para funcionar con diferentes tipos de combustibles como Gasolina Motor (GM, mezcla de GM con 10% de etanol (E-10 y Gas Natural Comprimido (GNC. El vehículo utilizado fue un HYUNDAI ATOS modelo 2005, motor 1000 cc, conducido por un adulto de 23 años de edad. El periodo de evaluación fue entre junio 13 de 2005 y abril 13 de 2006.

  16. Acessibilidade e deficiência física: identificação de barreiras arquitetônicas em áreas internas de hospitais de Sobral, Ceará Accesibilidad y deficiencia física: identificación de barreras arquitectónicas en áreas internas de hospitales de Sobral, Ceará Acessibility and physical deficiency: identifying architectural: barriers in internal areas of hospitals in Sobral, Ceará

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    Lorita Marlena Freitag Pagliuca

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Pesquisa sobre as barreiras físicas encontradas pelos portadores de deficiência em áreas internas de quatro hospitais de Sobral-Ceará. Estudo quantitativo no qual a coleta de dados foi realizada por cheque-lista baseada na NBR 9050 da Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT, em maio de 2004. A análise constatou o seguinte: presença de rampas de acesso (100%; escadaria sem corrimão (50%; portas possuem largura ideal (100%; as de vai-e-vem não têm visor (100%; áreas internas de circulação possuem obstáculos (100%; piso das rampas não antiderrapantes (100%; rampas e escadas com corrimão (50%, mas fora do padrão legal. Um hospital é térreo, os outros possuem treze escadas internas; balcões (80% e assentos públicos (33% atendem à legislação; bebedouros e telefones não são acessíveis (97%. Concluiu-se que há barreiras físicas e que a legislação está sendo desrespeitada.Pesquisa sobre las barreras físicas encontradas por los portadores de deficiencia en áreas internas de cuatro hospitales de Sobral - Ceará. Estudio cuantitativo en el cual la colecta de datos fue realizada por cheque-lista basada en la NBR 9050 de la Asociación Brasileña de Normas Técnicas (ABNT, en mayo de 2004. La análisis constató lo siguiente: presencia de rampas de acceso (100%; escaleras sin pasamano (50%; puertas poseen largura ideal (100%; las de ida y vuelta no tiene visor (100%; áreas internas de circulación poseen obstáculos (100%; suelo que no derrapan (100% ;rampas y escaleras con pasamano (50%, pero fuera del padrón legal. Un hospital es plano, los otros poseen trece escaleras inter-nas; balcones (80% y asientos públicos (33% atienden a la legislación; lugares para beber agua y teléfono no son accesibles (97%. Se concluye que hay barreras físicas y que la legislación está siendo desacata.The objective of this research was to identify architectural barriers for the physically handicapped in the internal areas of

  17. Internações por complicações obstétricas na gestação e desfechos maternos e perinatais, em uma coorte de gestantes no Sistema Único de Saúde no Município de São Paulo, Brasil

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    Barbara Laisa Alves Moura

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    Full Text Available A morbidade materna, a mortalidade neonatal e a mortalidade fetal são importantes indicadores da saúde materna infantil. O estudo tem por objetivo descrever desfechos maternos e perinatais (baixo peso ao nascer, prematuridade, óbito fetal e neonatal, internações pós-parto e readmissão dos recém-nascidos de uma coorte de gestantes cujos partos foram financiados pelo Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS no Município de São Paulo, Brasil, no segundo semestre de 2012. Foi obtida uma coorte retrospectiva de 55.404 gestantes com vinculação (determinística e probabilística das informações do Sistema de Informações Hospitalares do SUS (SIH/SUS, Sistema de Informações sobre Nascidos Vivos (SINASC, Sistema de Informações sobre Mortalidade (SIM e Cadastro Nacional de Estabelecimentos de Saúde (CNES. Internações por complicações obstétricas da gestação ocorreram em 4,3% das gestantes. Diagnósticos mais frequentes foram: infecções, doenças hipertensivas e diabetes. As internações prévias ao parto foram mais frequentes nas gestantes a partir de 35 anos, de gestações múltiplas e com baixa escolaridade. As internações das gestantes no pós-parto foram 3 vezes maior e a mortalidade materna 9 vezes maior entre as gestantes com internação prévia por complicações obstétricas. Os desfechos perinatais (mortalidade fetal e neonatal, prematuridade e baixo peso ao nascer foram 2 vezes mais frequentes entre os conceptos de gestantes com internação prévia que aquelas sem internação. Comportamento semelhante foi encontrado com relação à internação dos recém-nascidos logo após o parto e na readmissão hospitalar. Desfechos maternos e perinatais negativos foram mais frequentes em gestantes com internação prévia ao parto.

  18. A liberdade constitucionalmente prevista e sua relação com a medida socioeducativa de internação = Constitutionalized expected liberty and its relation to the socio educational measure of confinement regime

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    Guralh, Soeli Andrea

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A abordagem do presente artigo propõe a articulação entre uma questão social de destaque na conjuntura atual, que é a dos adolescentes envolvidos com a prática de atos infracionais, e a previsão legal que perpassa um dos mecanismos de resposta a tais práticas do qual o Estado faz uso: a internação. Uma vez que tal medida se caracteriza pela privação de liberdade, o estudo parte de uma reflexão acerca da configuração da adolescência que cumpre medida de internação no Brasil e seus padrões recentes de envolvimento com a criminalidade. Objetiva relacionar os elementos assentados constitucionalmente no que tange à liberdade inscrita como direito fundamental – inserindo também a contextualização histórica referente à afirmação deste direito – aos elementos colocados pelo Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente de 1990, ao tratar da privação de liberdade do adolescente que pratica ato infracional

  19. Patrones y flujos de la migración interna en la gran área metropolitana de Costa Rica, en el período 1995-2000

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    Molina-Varela, Wendy

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    Full Text Available Los más recientes cambios en los patrones de migración interna en varios países de Latinoamérica, apuntan a los crecientes flujos de migración intrametropolitana desde los centros urbanos hacia la periferia, asociados a procesos de urbanización residencial de zonas rurales cercanas a la zona metropolitana. Este artículo analiza este fenómeno para Costa Rica, estimando los patrones de migración interna dentro del Gran Área Metropolitana (GAM, y tratando de determinar algunos factores de atracción y expulsión que posiblemente explican estos patrones, utilizando un modelo de Poisson para discriminar entre algunas variables seleccionadas en un modelo de regresión multivariable. Los resultados confirman algunas tendencias observadas para otras áreas metropolitanas de América Latina, y da algunas explicaciones al caso específico de la GAM.

  20. Estudio de medidas de control de la colonización microbiana de la cámara interna del implante y del sistema implante-pilar por medio de un estudio in vitro

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    Full Text Available Resumen: Objetivo: Determinar mediante un ensayo in vitro, medidas de control del biofilm en la cámara interna del implante. Método: Se seleccionaron diferentes agentes antimicrobianos que se colocaron en las cámaras de 3 grupos de implantes. Luego de 7 días de inmersos en una suspensión microbiana e incubados, realizamos la toma, cultivo e incubación de las muestras de las cámaras de cada grupo de estudio. Resultados: Se constató una filtración de microorganismos hacia la cámara interna en todos los grupos de implantes estudiados, obteniéndose un mayor recuento de Unidades Formadoras de Colonias (UFC en el grupo control, mientras que en los grupos experimentales se identificó una reducción significativa en el recuento de UFC. Conclusiones: Se observó una disminución significativa en la cantidad de UFC en los grupos experimentales respecto al grupo control, lo que determina la ventaja de utilizar este tipo de antimicrobianos

  1. Intervenciones preventivas de la violencia interna en el trabajo: políticas de buenas prácticas y gestión de conflictos Internal violence at work preventive interventions: good practice policies and conflict management

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    Antonia Bernat Jiménez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La violencia interna en el lugar de trabajo es la que tiene lugar entre los trabajadores, incluidos mandos y directivos. Incluye la violencia física, el acoso sexual y el acoso psicológico, abarcando también otras conductas de violencia psicológica diferenciadas de éste. Debe ser considerada como un riesgo psicosocial, que supone un peligro importante para la salud y seguridad de las personas, y tiene repercusiones organizacionales a través de costes directos e indirectos. Considerar la violencia interna con este enfoque de riesgo laboral, supone que su abordaje se ha de realizar aplicando los principios de la acción preventiva, a la vez que permite adoptar estrategias de actuación dirigidas a la prevención del fenómeno. Las principales organizaciones a nivel mundial y nacional proponen la implementación de una política de prevención de la violencia en el lugar de trabajo. Este artículo trata sobre la conveniencia del desarrollo e implementación en las organizaciones de una política de prevención de la violencia interna, de carácter integral e integrado, que involucre a toda la organización, orientada a lograr entornos de trabajo más saludables y con un enfoque centrado en los factores organizativos y psicosociales. En el artículo se contemplan las premisas esenciales de esa política preventiva de la violencia interna, abordándose también los momentos básicos de la estrategia preventiva: - La evaluación de riesgo psicosociales. - La política de buenas prácticas. - Los procedimientos de gestión de conflictos y acoso psicológico en el trabajo. - Las estrategias de comunicación organizacional y las acciones formativas. Para conseguir auténtica efectividad, las políticas de prevención de la violencia interna deben incorporarse al Sistema de Gestión de la Prevención de la organización, que, a su vez, estará integrado en todos los sistemas de gestión restantes de la empresa.Internal violence in the workplace is

  2. Validez interna y utilidad diagnóstica del Eating Disorders Inventory en mujeres mexicanas Internal validity and diagnostic utility of the Eating Disorder Inventory, in Mexican women

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    Eduardo García-García

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la utilidad diagnóstica y la validez interna del Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI-2 en mujeres mexicanas. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: De octubre de 2000 a enero de 2001 se invitó a participar a todas las mujeres que a juicio de los psiquiatras de la consulta de anorexia del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, de la Ciudad de México, padecían anorexia nervosa o bulimia, sin otra patología psiquiátrica. Es un estudio observacional, comparativo, transversal y prolectivo de dos grupos de mujeres: pacientes de la Clínica de Anorexia del Instituto y de una escuela de la Ciudad de México. Se realizó una entrevista clínica estructurada como estándar de oro (SCID/Manual Diagnóstico y Estadístico de los Trastornos Mentales y la aplicación del Eating Disorder Inventory. El análisis estadístico incluyó t de Student para muestras independientes, coeficiente alpha de Cronbach, sensibilidad, especificidad, valor predictivo positivo y negativo. RESULTADOS: No hubo diferencias significativas en peso, talla e índice de masa corporal entre los grupos. La edad de las mujeres sin trastorno alimentario fue menor (16.7±2.8 vs. 19.9±4.3, p=0.004. La calificación total del Eating Disorder Inventory fue claramente diferente (53.8±32.4 mujeres sin trastorno alimentario vs. 146.3±45.6 pacientes, pOBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic utility and internal validity of the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI-2 in Mexican women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted between October 2000 and January 2001. The sample population consisted of two groups of women: patients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa or bulimia, but no other psychiatric pathology, seen by psychiatrists at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán (National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán, and a randomly selected sample of women from a school in

  3. Mejoras en la construcción de camisas de cilindro de motores de combustión interna ciclo diesel

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    Martínez-Pérez, F.

    2013-04-01

    ensayo dinamométrico de un motor de combustión interna ciclo diesel Scania de 150 kW, sometido a plena carga durante 500 h con 30 % de crecimiento de potencia. Posterior a la prueba, las camisas de cilindro fueron dimensionadas simultáneamente con los segmentos y pistones y como resultado se observó que el material propuesto con una aleación de matriz bainítica tuvo una mejor respuesta al desgaste en comparación con el material de matriz perlítica, inclusive con una mejor estabilidad dimensional. Los segmentos de pistones tuvieron un desgaste similar en ambos materiales. Las conclusiones del trabajo muestran los detalles de los resultados alcanzados durante la investigación.

  4. Cambios históricos en el aporte terrígeno de la cuenca del Río de la Plata sobre la plataforma interna Uruguaya

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    El Río de la Plata (RdlP) presenta significativas variaciones naturales (hidrodinámicas y oceanográficas) asociadas a diferentes condiciones climáticas. El propósito de este trabajo es inferir los cambios de aportes continentales de sedimentos y su relación con las variaciones hidrológicas del Río de la Plata, a través del análisis de proxies sedimentológicos y geoquímicos en testigos de sedimentos de la plataforma interna uruguaya que registran los últimos 100 años, aproximadamente. A partir de la datación por 210Pb de dos testigos de sedimentos (GeoB 13813-4 y BAR1) se reconstruyó la geocronología del ambiente, y se relacionó con datos de las forzantes climáticas Pacific Decadal Oscillation, El Niño/La Niña Southern Oscillation, Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, y las anomalías hidrológicas de los ríos Paraná y Uruguay. Los valores más positivos y estables del Southern Oscillation Index, los cuales corresponden a fases La Niña, se observan en el periodo correspondiente entre 1910-1970, respecto al resto de la serie, donde se aprecia una mayor variabilidad y una tendencia hacia valores más negativos (eventos El Niño). Se hicieron dendrogramas (clustering) jerárquicos para ambos testigos. Para el testigo GeoB 13813-4, se utilizó la relación Ca/Ti y la granulometría, mientras que para BAR1 se recurrió a variables granulométricas y la tasa de sedimentación. El mayor aporte continental hacia la región de la plataforma adyacente al Río de la Plata registrado a partir del año 1970, podría ser el factor principal de los agrupamientos observados en los clusters para ambos testigos. Las agrupaciones mostraron una diferenciación en la década de 1970, lo que estaría asociado al aumento de los caudales de los ríos Paraná y Uruguay, durante las últimas tres décadas del siglo XX. Por otra parte se observa que la granulometría del testigo BAR1 presentó un mayor tamaño de grano y más variabilidad que en el caso del testigo Geo

  5. La lógica interna en Los Juegos de niños (1560 de Peter Brueghel. [Internal motricity logic in Children's Games (1560 by Peter Brueghel].

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    Irene Andújar

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    Full Text Available El análisis del folclore y las tradiciones de una sociedad es una herramienta indispensable para dibujar y comprender un lugar y una época. En el ámbito lúdico, los juegos de la población tienen que permitir estudiar diferentes aspectos sociales tales como la tipología de estas prácticas y sus participantes, su simbolización o la situación económica de un pueblo y una clase social. El objeto de estudio del presente artículo es la obra pictórica de Peter Brueghel, Juegos de niños (1560. Concretamente, se analizan las diferentes prácticas lúdicas en función de su carácter motriz, de su lógica interna y de la utilización de algún instrumento. La metodología se ha basado el análisis estadístico de los juegos que aparecen en el grabado y en el tratamiento de las principales fuentes textuales que interpretan el cuadro y lo relacionan con la sociedad de la época. Los resultados se relacionan y reafirman los estudios históricos de la época en los cuales se destaca la poca intervención-control por parte del adulto y unas prácticas lúdicas, mayoritariamente de bajo nivel socio-cognitivo-motriz. Se concluye que la obra permite describir la situación de los juegos en su época, vista desde la óptica del pintor, lo que tiene que permitir aplicar estas prácticas al siglo XXI, comparándolas y relacionándolas con los juegos de hoy en día. Abstract The analysis of folklore and traditions of a society is an indispensable tool to draw and understand a place and a time. In the play area, the games of the population must allow to study different social aspects such as the typology of these practices and their participants, their symbolization or the economic situation of a people and a social class. The object of study of the present article is the pictorial work of Peter Brueghel, Games of children (1560. Specifically, we analyze the different ludic practices according to their motive nature, their internal logic and the use of

  6. Efeitos dos exercícios funcionais e neuromusculares no tempo de internação e controle pressórico de pacientes hospitalizados

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    Murillo Frazão de Lima e Costa

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    Full Text Available Introdução: Exercícios funcionais e neuromusculares são importantes ferramentas em centros de reabilitação, porém são pouco explorados em protocolos hospitalares. Objetivo: Verificar se exercícios funcionais e neuromusculares são mais eficazes na redução do tempo de internamento e controle da pressão arterial (PA dos indivíduos hospitalizados do que a fisioterapia hospitalar de rotina. Métodos: Foram incluídos pacientes hospitalizados por enfermidades não cardiológicas e sem hipertensão arterial sistêmica, sendo estes randomizados para grupo controle (GC, que realizou exercícios respiratórios, exercícios ativo-livres para membros superiores/inferiores e caminhada no corredor, ou grupo de reabilitação funcional (GRF, submetido a exercícios neuromusculares para membros superiores/inferiores, cicloergômetro e treino de subir/descer degraus. Ambos os grupos receberam intervenção 2x/dia. A PA foi aferida na admissão, durante o internamento e na alta hospitalar. O tratamento estatístico foi realizado adotando-se intervalo de confiança de 95% e nível de significância de 5%. Resultados: Avaliados 42 voluntários, dos quais 26 atenderam aos critérios de elegibilidade. Porém, seis foram excluídos, quatro por permanência hospitalar inferior a três dias e dois por não completarem o protocolo de tratamento. A média de idade no GC foi de 72±11 versus 73±8 no GRF. Não houve diferenças estatísticas da PA na admissão. Evidenciou-se redução da PA apenas no GRF durante o internamento (p<0,01, assim como na alta hospitalar (p<0,01. O GC apresentou maior tempo (dias de internação 7,2±1,8 versus 5,5±1,3 do GRF (p<0,05. Conclusão: Exercícios funcionais e neuromusculares parecem mais eficazes na redução do tempo de internamento e controle da PA dos indivíduos hospitalizados do que a fisioterapia hospitalar de rotina.

  7. Eventração diafragmática congênita complicada por hérnia interna em lactente: uma rara combinação

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    Willy Marcus Gomes França

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    Full Text Available Introdução: A eventração diafragmática (ED é um evento raro, caracterizado pela elevação anormal do diafragma. Em casos congênitos, ocorre defeito na muscularização do diafragma no período embrionário, o que afeta sua fixação e leva ao deslocamento do hemidiafragma enfraquecido para o tórax. Por outro lado, a hérnia diafragmática congênita (HDC decorre da falha de fusão das membranas pleuroperitoneais, resultando em um defeito diafragmático que permite a herniação visceral. Ao contrário da HDC, que apresenta maior gravidade, a ED congênita pode ser assintomática. Objetivo: Relatar um caso incomum de eventração diafragmática congênita complicada por hérnia interna. Metodologia: Informações obtidas pelo acompanhamento da paciente em enfermaria do Conjunto Hospitalar de Sorocaba (CHS, análise do prontuário e revisão de literatura. Relato do caso: Lactente feminina de 53 dias de vida, referenciada à Emergência Pediátrica do CHS por vômitos, gemência, irritação e diminuição da aceitação do leite materno há 2 dias. Ao exame: mau estado geral; ausculta cardíaca em hemitórax direito, pulsos finos; ausculta pulmonar rude e diminuída em hemitórax esquerdo (HTE; abdome globoso, distendido, com edema de parede abdominal. A radiografia revelou a presença de alças intestinais em HTE, além de grande distensão das alças de delgado, com discreto edema de parede em algumas delas, sugerindo quadro obstrutivo e provável hérnia diafragmática. Durante a cirurgia, foram observadas alças de delgado em saco herniário eventrado no HTE, formando uma eventração diafragmática, onde haviam encarceradas alças de jejuno e íleo, comprometendo alça de íleo terminal, de aspecto necrótico por uma extensão de 10 cm. O tratamento cirúrgico foi curativo e a paciente recebeu alta após 14 dias. Conclusão: A eventração diafragmática congênita é diagnóstico diferencial com HDC, e sua correção cir

  8. Escalas de interesses vocacionais (EIV: construção, validade fatorial e consistência interna Escalas de intereses vocacionales (EIV: construcción, validad factorial y consistencia interna Vocational interests scales (VIS: construction, factorial validity and internal consistency

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    Marco Antônio Pereira Teixeira

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi construir um instrumento para avaliar seis dimensões de interesses vocacionais: realista (R, ivestigativa, atística (A, social (S, empreendedora (E e cnvencional (C. Os itens gerados foram aplicados a estudantes de ensino médio e universitários, totalizando 857 protocolos válidos. Análises de componentes principais foram conduzidas para selecionar os melhores itens. Obteve-se uma solução de seis componentes, compatível com as expectativas teóricas, com 48 itens (8 por dimensão. A consistência interna (alpha de Cronbach obtida para cada uma das escalas foi: R (0,83, I (0,79, A (0,78, S (0,85, E (0,74 e C (0,80. Análises das subamostras de estudantes universitários e de ensino médio feitas separadamente produziram resultados similares. Comparações específicas entre pares contrastantes de cursos universitários revelaram a capacidade das escalas para discriminar grupos-critério; portanto, há evidências de que o instrumento proposto é válido e fidedigno, podendo ser utilizado em futuras pesquisas.El objetivo de este estudio fue el construir un instrumento para avaluar seis dimensiones de intereses vocacionales: Realista (R, Investigativo (I, Artístico (A, Social (S, Emprendedor (E y Convencional (C. Los ítemes generados fueron aplicados a estudiantes de secundaria y universitarios, totalizando 857 protocolos válidos. Análisis de componentes principales fueron conducidos para seleccionar los mejores ítemes. Se obtuvo una solución de seis componentes compatible con las expectativas teóricas con 48 ítemes (8 por dimensión. La consistencia interna (alpha de Cronbach obtenida para cada una de las escalas fue: R (0,83, I (0,79, A (0,78, S (0,85, E (0,74 y C (0,80. Análisis de las submuestras de estudiantes universitarios y de secundaria, por separado, produjeron resultados similares. Comparaciones específicas entre pares contrastantes de cursos universitarios revelaron la capacidad de las

  9. Avaliação da equivalência semântica e consistência interna da Game Addiction Scale (GAS: versão em português

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    Igor Lins Lemos

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo Avaliar a equivalência semântica e a consistência interna da Game Addiction Scale (GAS: versão em português. Métodos O procedimento constituiu-se das seguintes etapas: a revisão da literatura; b tradução do instrumento original; c retrotradução; d revisão técnica e avaliação da compreensão verbal, realizada por profissionais da área da saúde; e avaliação da compreensão verbal do instrumento, por uma amostra de estudantes; f análise da consistência interna (alfa de Cronbach. Os participantes, com exceção dos especialistas, foram selecionados por conveniência. A participação dos sujeitos foi diferente em cada fase: tradutores (n = 2, retrotradução (n = 1, revisão técnica (n = 2, especialistas (n = 12, pré-teste com estudantes universitários (n = 40 e mensuração com estudantes universitários (n = 100. Resultados Poucas alterações semânticas de expressões e termos foram realizadas para adaptar-se à cultura-alvo. O nível de compreensão verbal dos participantes (especialistas e estudantes foi superior a 90% e a análise do alfa de Cronbach correspondeu a 0,92 para todo o instrumento. Conclusão A Escala de Dependência de Jogos Eletrônicos (ESDEJE foi submetida a tradução e adaptação para o idioma português (do Brasil, apresentando consistência interna adequada. Ademais, sugere-se a realização do processo de validação referente à equivalência de mensuração e reprodutibilidade do instrumento.

  10. Tectónica de las sierras penibéticas de Abdalajís y de Huma (provincia de Málaga, España. Su relación con el contacto con la Zona Interna

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    Sanz de Galdeano, C.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The Sierra de Abdalajís-Huma sector is part of the Penibetic and its structure mainly corresponds to dextral strike-slip faults of approximate N70ºE direction. These faults are vertical or strongly dipping, with predominantly northward reverse component. There are also large anticlinal and synclinal folds. From the study of minor structures, a main compression of WNW-ESE direction that was progressively rotated to a NNW-SSE direction can be deduced. Folds limbs are commonly vertical, especially near the contact with the Internal Zone, which in this sector is a major vertical dextral fault. The structure of the area is related to the lateral oblique collision of the Internal Zone, then moving to the west. The movement between the two domains caused a relative eastward displacement of the Penibetic situated to the north of the Internal Zone. However the absolute displacement of both domains was to the west, although the northern part of the Penibetic did to a lesser degree.El sector de las sierras de Abdalajís y de Huma forma parte del Penibético y su estructura corresponde a fallas dextrorsas de dirección aproximada N70ºE. Son verticales o fuertemente buzantes, con componente inversa y vergencia predominante hacia el norte. Existen también grandes pliegues anticlinales y sinclinales, de varios kilómetros de longitud. Las abundantes estructuras menores permiten deducir una compresión dominante que tuvo dirección ONO-ESE y que fue rotando a la dirección NNO-SSE. Muchos de los flancos de los pliegues son verticales, particularmente en las proximidades del contacto con la Zona Interna, el cual, en este sector, es una gran falla dextrorsa vertical. La estructura del área estudiada está relacionada con la colisión lateral oblicua de la Zona Interna que se desplazaba al O. El movimiento entre ambos dominios provocó un desplazamiento relativo hacia el E del Penibético situado al N de la Zona Interna. No obstante el movimiento absoluto de

  11. Evaluación de la calidad de registro de historias clínicas en consultorios externos del servicio de medicina interna de la Clínica Centenario Peruano Japonesa, 2010-2011

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    Juan P. Matzumura Kasano

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El eje de la auditoria médica es una historia clínica adecuadamente confeccionada. La historia clínica es la constancia escrita de todos los exámenes médicos, estudios realizados y tratamientos aplicados durante el transcurso de la enfermedad. Objetivo: Evaluar la calidad de registro de las historias clínicas de Consultorios Externos del Servicio de Medicina Interna en la Clínica Centenario Peruano Japonesa. Diseño: Descriptivo de corte transversal. Lugar: Consultorios externos del Servicio de Medicina Interna de la Clínica Centenario Peruano Japonesa. Material: Historias clínicas de pacientes atendidos en la consulta externa del Servicio de Medicina Interna. Métodos: Se evaluó 323 historias clínicas mediante un muestreo aleatorio simple, las cuales fueron sometidas a una ficha de auditoría que comprendía 10 ítems, cada uno calificado con 10 puntos, para un total de 100 puntos: fecha y hora de atención, pulcritud y legibilidad, anamnesis adecuada, signos vitales, examen físico, diagnóstico, plan de trabajo, exámenes auxiliares, tratamiento completo y firma y sello del médico. Las historias que obtenían un puntaje total mayor o igual de 80 fueron calificadas como ‘aceptables’; las restantes como ‘falta mejorar’. Principales medidas de resultados: Historias auditadas aceptables o falta mejorar. Resultados: El 63,8% (206 de las historias tenía una calidad de registro ‘aceptable’, mientras que en 36,2% (117 de historias, la calidad de registro ‘falta mejorar’. Los ítems diagnóstico y tratamiento completo fueron los que presentaron un registro deficiente con mayor frecuencia, tanto en aquellas historias que cumplían un registro aceptable (64,6% y 62,6% llenadas de modo completo, respectivamente como en aquellas con registro falta mejorar (20,5% y 23,1%, respectivamente. La firma y sello del médico tratante fue el ítem que en ambas categorías era el mejor registrado (99,5% y 93,2%, respectivamente

  12. Evolução do estado nutricional de crianças submetidas à internação hospitalar Evolution of nutritional status in hospitalized children

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    Haroldo S. Ferreira

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: analisar a evolução do estado nutricional de crianças internadas no Hospital Universitário da UFAL. Metodologia: estudo retrospectivo de 52 crianças (0 a 10 anos, que estiveram internadas no Hospital Universitário por mais de 10 dias (fevereiro a julho de 2002. Comparou-se o estado nutricional, expresso em escore z, do índice peso para idade (P/I no momento da admissão (T1 e da alta hospitalar (T2. Resultados: a faixa etária predominante (44,2% foi a de menor de um ano (mediana=16,4 meses. O tempo de internação variou de 10 a 77 dias (mediana= 20. A prevalência de desnutrição (DEP em T1 e T2 foi, respectivamente, 71,2% e 69,2%, mas apenas 15,4% tinham esse diagnóstico no prontuário. Neste caso, as crianças se destacavam das demais pelo extremo grau de magreza e maior T (DEP, n=8: -4,38±2,1, T=30 ± 4,5; DEP não diagnosticado, n=13: -3,13±0,9, T=23±18; demais condições, n=31: -0,63±1,1, T=21±13. Das 52 crianças, 29 apresentaram variação de peso positiva, e 23 negativa. No entanto, a magnitude da média dos valores z negativos foi superior à dos valores positivos: -0,56 e 0,50. As crianças com maiores déficits ponderais foram as que permaneceram internadas por maior período de tempo, sem que isso tenha contribuído para melhorar sua condição nutricional inicial. Conclusão: a prevalência de déficit de peso para idade entre as crianças, no momento da admissão, foi bastante elevada, condição que não se alterou por ocasião da alta hospitalar.Objective: to assess the evolution of nutritional status in children admitted to the Teaching Hospital of Universidade Federal de Alagoas. Methods: a retrospective study was performed on 52 children (0 - 10yrs whose length of hospital stay exceeded 10 days (from February to July/2001. We compared their nutritional status, expressed in terms of Z score of the weight-for-age ratio at the beginning (T1 and at the end of the hospitalization period (T2. Results: the

  13. Déficit de rotação interna da glenoumeral e sua correlação com a avaliação funcional do ombro em atletas de esportes aquáticos

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    Introdução: O ombro é a região mais acometida por lesões em atletas competitivos de esportes aquáticos, e a principal causa dessas lesões é o uso repetitivo do membro superior à cima da cabeça. Dentre as modalidades dos esportes aquáticos, o polo aquático e a natação são as modalidades que apresentam uma maior prevalência de lesão no ombro. O Déficit de Rotação Interna da Glenoumeral (GIRD) é a alteração biomecânica mais frequente em atletas \\"overhead\\". Vários estudos têm relacionado o GIRD...

  14. Fatores associados à maior mortalidade e tempo de internação prolongado em uma unidade de terapia intensiva de adultos Factors associated with increased mortality and prolonged length of stay in an adult intensive care unit

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    Ana Beatriz Francioso de Oliveira

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A unidade de terapia intensiva é sinônimo de gravidade e apresenta taxa de mortalidade entre 5,4% e 33%. Com o aperfeiçoamento de novas tecnologias, o paciente pode ser mantido por longo período nessa unidade, ocasionando altos custos financeiros, morais e psicológicos para todos os envolvidos. O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar os fatores associados à maior mortalidade e tempo de internação prolongado em uma unidade de terapia intensiva adulto. MÉTODOS: Participaram deste estudo todos os pacientes admitidos consecutivamente na unidade de terapia intensiva de adultos, clínica/cirúrgica do Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Estadual de Campinas, no período de seis meses. Foram coletados dados como: sexo, idade, diagnóstico, antecedentes pessoais, APACHE II, dias de ventilação mecânica invasiva, reintubação orotraqueal, traqueostomia, dias de internação na unidade de terapia intensiva, alta ou óbito na unidade de terapia intensiva. RESULTADOS: Foram incluídos no estudo 401 pacientes, sendo 59,6% homens e 40,4% mulheres, com idade média de 53,8±18,0 anos. A média de internação na unidade de terapia intensiva foi de 8,2±10,8 dias, com taxa de mortalidade de 13,46%. Dados significativos para mortalidade e tempo de internação prolongado em unidade de terapia intensiva (p11, traqueostomia e reintubação. CONCLUSÃO: APACHE >11, traqueostomia e reintubação estiveram associados, neste estudo, à maior taxa de mortalidade e tempo de permanência prolongado em unidade de terapia intensiva.OBJECTIVE: The intensive care unit is synonymous of high severity, and its mortality rates are between 5.4 and 33%. With the development of new technologies, a patient can be maintained for long time in the unit, causing high costs, psychological and moral for all involved. This study aimed to evaluate the risk factors for mortality and prolonged length of stay in an adult intensive care unit. METHODS: The study

  15. Treatment of unstable sacral fractures with percutaneous reconstruction plate internal fixation Tratamento de fraturas sacrais instáveis com reconstrução percutânea com fixação de placa interna

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    Hong-Wei Chen

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To study the effects of percutaneous reconstruction plate internal fixation in the treatment of unstable sacral fractures. METHODS: Percutaneous reconstruction plate internal fixation was applied on 21 cases of unstable sacral fracture (15 males and six females, at age range of 16-65 years, mean 38.3 years including four cases of Denis Zone I, 14 cases of Zone II and three cases of Zone III. In operation, an arc incision (about 3-5 cm long was made along the iliac crest on the outside border of posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS on both sides, and then the plate was transported from the wounded side to the opposite one through the subcutaneous tunnel. RESULTS: The mean incision length, operation time, intraoperative blood loss was 4.3cm, 45.2min, and 160.8ml respectively. All these patients were followed up for 12-33 months (average 16.3 months, which showed no incision infection, intraoperative neurovascular injury, internal fixation loose or breakage, disunion, or obvious lower limb length inequality. The function result was rated as excellent in six cases, good in 12 and fair in 3, with excellence rate of 85.7%, according to the Majeed scoring system. CONCLUSION: Percutaneous reconstruction plate internal fixation is an ideal surgical approach to unstable sacral fractures, as it is easy, safe, causing less trauma and fewer complications, and conducive to quicker recovery.OBJETIVO: Estudar os efeitos da reconstrução percutânea com fixação de placa interna no tratamento de fraturas sacrais instáveis. MÉTODOS: A reconstrução percutânea com fixação de placa interna foi aplicada em 21 casos de fratura sacral instável (15 homens e seis mulheres, com idade variando entre 16 e 65 anos, média de 38,3 anos incluindo quatro casos de Zona I de Denis, 14 casos de Zona II e três casos de Zona III. No ato operatório, uma incisão arqueada (cerca de 3 a 5cm de comprimento foi feita ao longo da crista ilíaca na borda externa da

  16. Variabilidade espacial do macrobentos em uma área de plataforma interna próxima à desembocadura da Baía de Paranaguá - Paraná - Brasil

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    Prantoni, Alessandro Lívio

    2010-01-01

    Resumo: Uma das características mais marcantes das associações bênticas é a distribuição dos organismos em manchas ao longo do espaço e do tempo. Neste sentido, definir ou reconhecer padrões de distribuição exige o conhecimento da importância relativa das diversas escalas espaciais envolvidas. Este estudo avalia os padrões de distribuição espacial das associações macrobênticas em uma área ao largo da plataforma continental interna do Estado do Paraná (25° 37’ 18’’ S e 48° 23’ 57’’ W), próximo...

  17. Comunicação Interna e Gestão de Pessoas: Interfaces e perspectivas de integração e diálogo nas organizações

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    Castro, Mônica Aparecida de

    2014-01-01

    Esta dissertação tem como objetivo destacar a importância da integração entre as áreas de comunicação e de gestão de pessoas para o planejamento e desenvolvimento da comunicação interna nas organizações, bem como levantar algumas oportunidades de parceria entre as áreas. Busca-se também compreender o papel da área de gestão de pessoas nos processos comunicacionais e discutir a importância do diálogo e da participação na melhoria da comunicação com os públicos internos. Os novos contextos soci...

  18. Acesso aos serviços de urgência e internação hospitalar por crianças de 0 a 2 anos residentes em Juiz de Fora – MG

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    Toledo, Luana Vieira

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    O acesso aos serviços de saúde tem sido objeto de grande interesse na área da saúde coletiva, na qual diversos autores adotam diferentes conceitos para o tema, envolvendo aspectos relacionados aos serviços, aos usuários e a interação entre eles. Nesta pesquisa, com o objetivo de identificar como ocorre o acesso das crianças menores de 2 anos do município de Juiz de Fora aos serviços de urgência e internação hospitalar, utilizou-se como base a reflexão teórica de Mcintyre, Thiede e Birch (2009...

  19. Condiciones motivacionales internas y rendimiento académico de residentes venezolanos en Medicina General Integral Internal motivational conditions and academic performance in Venezuelan residents of Integral General Medicine

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    Aliocha Batista Silva

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: caracterizar la relación que se establece entre las condiciones motivacionales internas y el rendimiento académico de residentes venezolanos en la especialidad de Medicina General Integral. Métodos: el estudio responde a un proyecto de investigación en el área de la educación de posgrado y se realizó al concluir los residentes su primer año académico, 2006, en la misión docente cubana "Barrio Adentro", Estado de Monagas, Venezuela. Se trabajó con el universo de alumnos conformado por 59 sujetos. El instrumento empleado fue el Cuestionario de Motivación Académica en su categoría específica y sustentada en la Teoría de la Motivación, se observaron los requerimientos éticos para investigaciones biomédicas. Se utilizó el coeficiente de correlación R, para medir la fuerza de la relación entre las condiciones motivacionales internas y el rendimiento académico. Resultados: en el grupo hubo un promedio de calificaciones alto y homogéneo. Dentro de los factores que caracterizan a las condiciones motivacionales internas, el poder y el reconocimiento tuvieron los valores promedios más altos, lo que se traduce como un interés profundo de los residentes en estos componentes. Estos mismos factores tuvieron una correlación estadísticamente significativa con el rendimiento académico. Conclusiones: dentro de los factores motivacionales internos, los que más movieron e impulsaron la acción de los residentes a mantener su buen rendimiento académico fueron el poder y el reconocimiento. Deben organizarse cursos y actividades orientadas a desarrollar en estos estudiantes motivaciones hacia el logro, factor importante dentro de las condiciones motivacionales internas.Objectives: to characterize the relation established among the internal motivational condition and the academic performance of Venezuelan residents of Integral General Medicine. Methods: present study is related to a research project in postgraduate education

  20. Anastomose entre artéria carótida externa e artéria vertebral em dois casos de trombose de artéria carótida interna

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    Pedro H. Longo

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    Full Text Available São apresentados dois casos com trombose de carótida interna, com anastomose entre as artérias occipital e vertebral. São tecidas considerações sôbre a possível eficácia da suplência por essa via e sôbre o estabelecimento dessa anastomose, particularmente em relação ao primeiro dos casos em que foi feito estudo angiográfico bastante extenso. Revendo a bibliografia até a presente data, os autores só encontraram o registro de três casos semelhantes, documentados angiográficamente.

  1. Conexões territoriais e redes migratórias:: uma análise dos novos padrões da migração interna e internacional no Brasil

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    Fernando Gomes Braga

    2011-01-01

    O objetivo central desta Tese de Doutorado é analisar as influências do fenômeno migratório na recente organização territorial do Brasil, através de uma perspectiva relacional e no contexto da emergência de novos padrões migratórios. Os resultados da pesquisa estão sintetizados em três artigos, precedidos de um texto introdutório e encerrados com uma breve conclusão. O primeiro artigo realiza uma análise comparativa de três redes de migração interna no Brasil: as trocas populacionais entre as...

  2. A atuação governamental e o processo de migração interna: o caso da Vila Rural da Paz – Rolândia PR)

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    Dores, Júlia Luciana Pereira das; Asari, Alice Yatiyo

    2011-01-01

      Este trabalho buscou analisar o processo de migração interna no Brasil, particularmente no Estado do Paraná, assim como verificar as ações do Governo, tendo como objeto de estudo a Vila Rural da Paz, situada no Distrito de São Martinho – Rolândia PR. Além disso, analisou-se a trajetória de vida dos moradores residentes na Vila, tendo como ponto fundamental os deslocamentos, a industrialização do campo, e o papel do Programa Vilas Rurais na fixação dos trabalhadores rurais no município de Ro...

  3. Consistência interna da versão em português do Mini-Inventário de Fobia Social (Mini-SPIN Internal consistency of the Portuguese version of the Mini-Social Phobia Inventory (Mini-SPIN

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    Gustavo J. Fonseca D'El Rey

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: A fobia social é um grave transtorno de ansiedade que traz incapacitação e sofrimento. OBJETIVOS: Investigar a consistência interna da versão em português do Mini-Inventário de Fobia Social (Mini-SPIN. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado um estudo da consistência interna do Mini-SPIN em uma amostra de 206 estudantes universitários da cidade de São Paulo, SP. RESULTADOS: A consistência interna do instrumento, analisada pelo coeficiente alfa de Cronbach, foi de 0,81. CONCLUSÕES: Esses achados permitiram concluir que a versão em português do Mini-SPIN exibiu resultados de boa consistência interna, semelhantes aos da versão original em inglês.BACKGROUND: Social phobia is a severe anxiety disorder that brings disability and distress. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the internal consistency of the Portuguese version of the Mini-Social Phobia Inventory (Mini-SPIN. METHODS: We conducted a study of internal consistency of the Mini-SPIN in a sample of 206 college students of the city of São Paulo, SP. RESULTS: The internal consistency of the instrument, analyzed by Cronbach's alpha coefficient, was 0.81. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that the Portuguese version of the Mini-SPIN has a good internal consistency, similar to those obtained with the original English version.

  4. Estudio clínico y microbiológico de la infección urinaria asociada a catéter, en los servicios de medicina interna de un hospital universitario venezolano

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    Pedro Quijada-Martínez

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar las características clínicas y microbiológicas de las infecciones del tracto urinario asociadas acatéter (ITUAC en pacientes hospitalizados en los servicios de Medicina Interna del Hospital Universitario de Los Andes (HULA, Mérida, Venezuela y establecer la distribución clonal de Enterobacteriaceae multirresistentes productoras de esta infección. Materiales y métodos. Se estudiaron 73 pacientes adultos con cateterismo vesical, durante enero a julio de 2015. El procesamiento microbiológico de las muestras de orina se realizó por métodos convencionales y automatizados. Las β-lactamasas de espectro extendido (BLEE y carbapenemasas fueron detectadas fenotípicamente. La tipificación clonal se determinó por la amplificación de secuencias repetitivas por PCR. Resultados. El 53,4% de los pacientes eran varones, con una edad media de 50,6 años. El promedio de permanencia del catéter fue de 10,9 + 6,5 días/paciente. El 54,8% de los pacientes tuvo urocultivos positivos. Las levaduras fueron el principal agente etiológico (44,7%, seguido por las enterobacterias (29,8%. Las enterobacterias, Pseudomonas aeruginosa y Acinetobacter baumannii produjeron BLEE y carbapenemasas asociadas a otros marcadores de resistencia. Dos grupos clonales fueron identificados en cepas de E. coli y K. pneumoniae multirresistentes, los cuales circularon en la unidad de trauma shock de la emergencia de adulto. Conclusiones. Los hallazgos de este estudio permiten evidenciar la necesidad de adoptar estrictos criterios que justifiquen el uso del catéter vesical y la duración del mismo, así como el implementar programas para prevenir y controlar la diseminación de clonas bacterianas multirresistentes en pacientes con ITUAC en los servicios de medicina interna del HULA.

  5. Evolución de la fricción interna del material compuesto de matriz Al-Li 8090 reforzado con partículas de SiC

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    Gutiérrez-Urrutia, I.

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    Full Text Available The present study has been undertaken to investigate the mechanism of thermal stress relief at the range of temperatures below room temperature for the metal matrix composite Al-Li 8090/SiC. For this aim the experimental technique of internal friction has been used which has been showed up very effective. Several thermal cycles from 453 K to 100 K were used in order to measure the internal friction as well as the elastic modulus of the material concluding that thermal stresses are relaxed by microplastic deformation around the reinforcements. It has been also related the variation in the elastic modulus with the different levels of precipitation.

    El presente trabajo investiga el mecanismo de relajación de tensiones térmicas a temperaturas por debajo de la de ambiente en el material compuesto Al-Li 8090/SiC. Para ello se ha empleado la técnica experimental de fricción interna que se ha mostrado la más eficaz para tal fin. Aplicando diferentes ciclos térmicos de 453 K a 100 K se midió tanto la fricción interna como el módulo elástico del material concluyendo que el mecanismo de relajación de tensiones térmicas es el de microdeformación plástica alrededor del reforzamiento. También se relaciona la variación del módulo elástico con los diferentes estadios de precipitación.

  6. Cuadro de mando integral en el laboratorio clínico: indicadores de perspectiva interna del negocio The balanced scorecard used as a management tool in a clinical laboratory: internal business processes indicators

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    Maria Salinas La Casta

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: proponer un sistema de indicadores como instrumento de dirección para el laboratorio clínico, desde la perspectiva de gestión interna de un cuadro de mando integral. Material y métodos: los indicadores se obtienen de distintas fuentes, a través de registros internos del sistema informático del laboratorio, control externo de calidad de la Generalitat Valenciana. Se muestran los resultados de los indicadores de proceso analítico (proporción de un año. Resultados: se proponen indicadores de gestión interna (divididos en proceso, adecuación y control de calidad. Los indicadores de proceso muestran una progresiva mejora desde su establecimiento. Conclusión: tras un año de utilización de los indicadores de proceso analítico de un cuadro de mando integral en el laboratorio, los resultados obtenidos validan su utilidad como instrumento para la gestión del laboratorio.Objective: to propose a set of indicators as a management tool for a clinical laboratory, by using the balanced scorecard internal business processes perspective. Material and methods: indicators proposed are obtained from different sources; external proficiency testing of the Valencia Community Government, by means of internal surveys and laboratory information system registers. One year testing process proportion indicators results are showed. Results: internal management indicators are proposed (process, appropriateness and proficiency testing. The process indicators results show gradual improvement since its establishment. Conclusion: after one years of using a conceptually solid Balanced Scorecard Internal business processes perspective indicators, the obtained results validate the usefulness as a laboratory management tool.

  7. Análisis de consistencia interna mediante Alfa de Cronbach: un programa basado en gráficos dinámicos Internal consistency analysis by means of Cronbach’s Alpha: a computer program based on dynamic graphics

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    Rubén Ledesma

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta una herramienta informática original que permite realizar análisis de consistencia interna (modelo Alfa de Cronbach utilizando métodos gráficos dinámicos. Se trata de un módulo basado en la filosofía del Análisis Exploratorio de Datos y en métodos de visualización estadística, diseñado para asistir al analista en el proceso de construcción de pruebas psicológicas. La herramienta permite analizar la consistencia interna de la prueba, las propiedades de los ítems que la componen, los patrones de respuesta de los sujetos a los ítems, y el efecto de la eliminación de los ítems y del incremento en la longitud de la prueba sobre su fiabilidad. En comparación con otros programas existentes, el beneficio del módulo es la incorporación de gráficos estadísticos dinámicos como complemento a la presentación de resultados convencionales en formato texto.This paper describes a computer software that provides dynamic graphics to perform internal consistence analysis by means of Cronbach’s Alpha. This software, based on Exploratory Data Analysis philosophy and statistical visualization methods, is designed to assist the process of psychological test and scale construction. It allows carry out internal consistency analysis, as well as exploring statistical properties of items, subject responses patterns, and the effect of item deletion and test length increase on reliability coefficient. Comparing with other statistical software, the benefit of this program is to use dynamic graphics complementing statistical output.

  8. Intraluminar testicular colonization and differentiation of the inner cell mass in mice (Mus Musculus Colonización intraluminar testicular y diferenciación de la masa celular interna en ratones (Mus musculus

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    Láyonal Acosta

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Primordial germ cells (PGC`s are transplanted to testicle of other individual of the same species, they colonize the lumen of the seminiferous tubules, seeking a niche to differentiate into sperm. Our objective was to evaluate the intraluminal colonization of a suspension of cells in the inner cell mass (IMC`s of blastocysts obtained from mice, using a novel technique. It was transplanted a suspension of ICM by mean of inmunosurgery into the rete testis of recipient animals which were previously treated with cyclophosphamide to reduce their own spermatogenesis. We confirmed the presence of intraluminal minitubules in 2 of 100 seminiferous tubules, demonstrating that transplantation of a suspension of cells from the inner cell mass can colonize the seminiferous tubules and also maintain a synchronously xenogenic spermatogenesis with the receiver.Cuando las células germinales primordiales (CGPs son trasplantadas al testículo de otro individuo de la misma especie; colonizan el lumen de los túbulos seminíferos, buscando su nicho para diferenciarse en espermatozoides. Nuestro objetivo fue evaluar la colonización intraluminal de una suspensión de células de la masa celular interna (MCI obtenidas de blastocistos de ratones. Una suspensión de MCI obtenidos mediante una inmunocirugía en la red testicular de animales tratados previamente con ciclofosfamida para disminuir su propia espermatogénesis fueron trasladados a animales receptores. Se comprobó la presencia de minitúbulos intraluminales en 2 de 100 túbulos seminíferos, lo que demuestra que el trasplante de una suspensión de células de la masa celular interna pueden colonizar los túbulos seminíferos y además mantener una espermatogénesis xenogénica de manera sincrónica con el receptor.

  9. Projeção da mortalidade e internações hospitalares na rede pública de saúde atribuíveis à poluição atmosférica no Estado de São Paulo entre 2012 e 2030

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    Cristina Guimarães Rodrigues

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, os padrões nacionais de qualidade do ar são da década de 1990, desatualizados em relação aos internacionais, o que dificulta um controle eficaz dos níveis de poluição e contribui para a continuidade de mortes e internações. A fim de quantificar o montante de desfechos desfavoráveis de saúde em decorrência da concentração de material particulado no Estado de São Paulo, esse trabalho tem como objetivo realizar projeções de mortes, internações e gastos com internações públicas atribuíveis à poluição atmosférica, para o período de 2012 a 2030. Para isso foram considerados distintos cenários de poluição por material particulado fino (MP2,5, tomando-se como referência o ano-base 2011. Os resultados mostram que, mantendo o mesmo nível de poluição observado em 2011, haverá um total de mais de 246 mil óbitos por todas as causas entre 2012 e 2030, cerca de 953 mil internações hospitalares públicas e um gasto público estimado em internações de mais de R$ 1,6 bilhão. A magnitude dos resultados aponta para a necessidade de implementação de medidas mais rigorosas para o controle da poluição do ar, formas alternativas de energia limpa de transporte, entre outras ações, como forma de reduzir os danos à saúde da população e os gastos governamentais.

  10. Estruturas de governança interna e a capacidade de inovação em pequenas firmas brasileiras de torrefação e moagem de café Estructuras de gobernanza interna y capacidad de innovación en pequeñas empresas brasileñas productoras de café tostado y molido Internal governance structures and capacity for innovation in small Brazilian coffee roasting and grinding firms

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    Gabriela Feresin Jardim

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Na pesquisa relatada neste artigo são investigadas quais as combinações de estruturas de governança interna (mercado, burocrática e comunitária que possibilitam mais capacidade de inovação de produto nas pequenas firmas. Neste estudo, inspirado nos trabalhos de Grandori e Furnari (2008; 2010, tem-se como hipótese que a capacidade de inovação ocorre de modo mais consistente nas firmas que adotam uma estrutura de governança interna multimodal. Essa hipótese foi testada por meio de um survey com 80 indústrias brasileiras de torrefação e moagem de café(1. Para encontrar as combinações de estruturas, foi utilizada a análise comparativa qualitativa (QCA no software fs/QCA versão 2.0 (RAGIN, 2008. Como resultado, verificou-se que a estrutura de governança interna multimodal - que combina práticas de incentivos monetários, burocráticas e comunitárias - apresentou resultados mais consistentes para a inovação das pequenas firmas de torrefação. Esses resultados, ao permitirem identificar os requisitos organizacionais que produzem mais possibilidades de inovação, podem ajudar a traçar ações de políticas públicas e privadas para as empresas brasileiras, de modo a melhorar sua taxa de inovação e a competitividade em seus mercados.En este estudio se analizan las combinaciones de estructuras de gobernanza interna (mercado, burocrática y comunitaria que permiten una mayor capacidad de innovación de productos en pequeñas empresas. Con base en los estudios de Grandori y Furnari (2008; 2010, se tiene como hipótesis que la capacidad de innovación ocurre con más consistencia en las empresas que adoptan una estructura de gobernanza interna plural. Se puso a prueba esta hipótesis por medio de una investigación con 80 industrias brasileñas productoras de café tostado y molido. Con el fin de encontrar las combinaciones de estructuras, se utilizó el análisis comparativo cualitativo en el software fs/QCA versión 2

  11. Case Study in Internal Audit of Nuclear Material; Etude d'un Systeme de Verification Comptable Interne des Matieres Nucleaires; Izuchenie primera organizatsii vnutrennego ucheta yadernykh materialov na predpriyatii; Estudio de la Fiscalizacion Interna de los Materiales Nucleares

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    Kops, S. [United States Atomic Energy Commission, Argonne, IL (United States)

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    etre distribue. (author) [Spanish] En la memoria se estudian brevemente la necesidad general de la fiscalizacion interna y los principos basicos de administracion en que se apoya. Por lo comun, los factores que hacen necesaria la fiscalizacion interna de tipo corriente son la amplitud, la complejidad y el grado de centralizacion o descentralizacion. El autor analiza las necesidades mas especiales de fiscalizacion interna de las organizaciones que operan con materiales basicos nucleares y materiales fisionables especiales, expone sus caracteristicas peculiares y las compara con las de la fiscalizacion de tipo corriente. Demuestra la necesidad de esa fiscalizacion especial subrayando el elevado valor monetario y el interes estrategico de los materiales nucleares de que se trata. A continuacion, se analiza detalladamente un plan de fiscalizacion interna para una planta de produccion; ese analisis incluye los factores que determinan la frecuencia de las revisiones y los registros e inventarios fisicos que es necesario comprobar y verificar. Tambien se analizan las cualidades y las condiciones profesionales que ha de reunir el personal encargado de las funciones de fiscalizacion interna. Se expone un plan estadistico para seleccionar los rubros que deben comprobarse. Se describe detenidamente la aplicacion de los planes en las operaciones practicas de la fiscalizacion interna. Se comparan posibles variantes de una norma reconocida y posibles maneras de enfocar la fiscalizacion. Aunque en muchas otras circunstancias o situaciones industriales existen variantes de los metodos que permiten una verificacion de las existencias sin necesidad de proceder materialmente a ella, en la memoria se demuestra que es necesario comprobar fisicamente las existencias de materiales nucleares. Se indican las diversas maneras de informar sobre los resultados de la fiscalizacion interna. Al determinar la extension de los informes y su contenido fundamental se consideran las necesidades de los

  12. Diagnostic value of conventional MRI combined with DTI for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia

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    Ruifang Yan

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    Full Text Available Background: Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia (NHB is a common clinical disease and can cause bilirubin encephalopathy in severe cases. It is now widely accepted that increased signal intensity in the globus pallidus on MR T1WI is an important sign of neonatal bilirubin encephalopathy. And brain diffusion tensor imaging (DTI has not been used extensively to study hyperbilirubinemia (HB. So we compared newborns with different hyperbilirubinemia of different severities and healthy newborns in order to determine the relationships among MRI signal intensities, serum bilirubin levels, and the molecular changes in brain water diffusion in hyperbilirubinemia. Methods: Seventy-three newborns with hyperbilirubinemia were grouped into three groups: the mild increase group (M, 27 cases, the moderate increase group (O, 28 cases, and the severe group (S, 18 cases. The groups were based on serum bilirubin levels. We performed cranial MRI in these newborns, as well as 29 healthy full-term infants (group N. We compared and analyzed the mean signal values for the globus pallidus and the relationship between the bilirubin level and the score on the neonatal behavioral neurological assessment. Fifteen, 10, and 10 patients in groups M, O + S, and N were successfully examined using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI. We assessed the relationships among the signal from the globus pallidus, fractional anisotropy (FA, and average diffusion coefficient (DCav of the posterior limb of the internal capsule (PLIC. Results: There were significant differences in the mean signal value of bilateral globus pallidus between group O/S and group N [p = 0.029 and 0.000 (left, 0.038 and 0.000 (right]. There were no significant differences in bilateral FA or DCav values between the patient groups and group N. The bilateral PLIC-FA and DCav values were significantly different between the patient groups and group N (P = 0.014 and 0.047, respectively. Conclusions: Increased signal intensity

  13. Envejecimiento demográfico y migración interna de personas con 60 años y más de edad en Cuba y países de América Latina

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    Cristina López-Calleja Hiort-Lorenzen

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo busca determinar comparativamente diferencias y semejanzas de características específicas de la población migrante interna con 60 años y más de edad entre las divisiones administrativas mayores (DAM en Cuba y 14 países de América Latina. Se procesó información sobre migración interna de censos latinoamericanos de la década del 2000, proveniente de la página WEB del Centro Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Demografía (CELADE. Asimismo se presenta información relativa al envejecimiento de Cuba y los restantes países y se han calculado otros indicadores como porcentaje de migrantes y no migrantes, y también se estima un conjunto de indicadores expresivos de cierta propensión a migrar entre las DAM en los últimos 5 años previos al censo para la población de 60 y más años de edad. Se han empleado técnicas propias de la estadística, como tablas de contingencias, así como métodos de análisis estadístico de correspondencias simples y múltiples para explorar las relaciones existentes entre las categorías de las diferentes características demográficas de los migrantes en países seleccionados. Uno de los resultados muestra que en Cuba y el resto de la región aún no se observan signos de migración interna asociada a la salida de la actividad laboral, lo cual sucede a partir de los 60 años de edad en países desarrollados. Los análisis de correspondencia múltiple, permitieron conocer grupos afines de categorías de las variables estudiadas cuando estas se analizan simultáneamente. Así se encontró similitud entre Cuba y Chile por el valor de las variables de población con 60 años y más, esperanza de vida al nacer, tasa global de fecundidad e índice de envejecimiento. Las proporciones más elevadas de migrantes de “toda la vida” se observen en aquellos países que registran un mayor nivel relativo de desarrollo económico y social; Cuba, Argentina y en menor medida Chile, muestran los más altos

  14. X-ray test for the evaluation of the internal morphology of the seeds of seafortia palm treesTeste de raios X para avaliação da morfologia interna de sementes da palmeira seafórtia

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The seafortia palm tree (Archontophoenix cunninghamii is originally from Australia and is widely used in ornamental gardens in Brazil. Due to the lack of information on the process of obtaining quality seedlings and the market demand for ornamental palms, the objective of this study was to use an x-ray test to evaluate the internal morphology of the seeds of A. cunninghamii. A total of 8 replicates of 25 seeds were submitted to x-ray analysis using the Raicenter RC 300 Plus T equipment; several radiation intensities and times were used. According to the internal morphology observed on the radiographs, the seeds were classified into 4 categories: perfect seeds, seeds with little damage (less than 50% of tissues damaged, seeds with substantial damage (more than 50% of tissues damaged, and embryos not visualized. After the radiography analysis, the seeds were submitted to a germination test for 160 days at a temperature of 30ºC using sphagnum as the substrate. Radiographic analysis at an intensity of 37 kVp and x-ray exposure for 0.25 s was sufficient to evaluate to the internal morphology of the seafortia seeds. The results obtained were as follows: 78% perfect seeds, 15% seeds with little damage, 4% seeds with substantial damage, and 3% seeds in which embryos were not observed. Seafortia palm seeds classified as perfect showed a higher percentage of germination, whereas those that had some level of damage tended to show a low physiological quality that was inimical to germination. A palmeira seafórtia (Archontophoenix cunninghamii é originária da Austrália e é muito utilizada na ornamentação nos jardins brasileiros. Devido à carência de informações para o processo de produção de mudas de qualidade e que atendam às demandas do mercado de palmeiras ornamentais, objetivou-se com esta pesquisa utilizar o teste de raios X na avaliação da morfologia interna de sementes da palmeira A. cunninghamii. Foram utilizadas 08 repetições de 25

  15. Factor structure, internal consistency and reliability of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL: an exploratory study Estrutura fatorial, consistência interna e confiabilidade do Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL: um estudo exploratório

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    Eduardo de Paula Lima

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD is an anxiety disorder resulting from exposure to traumatic events. The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL is a self-report measure largely used to evaluate the presence of PTSD. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the internal consistency, temporal reliability and factor validity of the Portuguese language version of the PCL used in Brazil. METHODS: A total of 186 participants were recruited. The sample was heterogeneous with regard to occupation, sociodemographic data, mental health history, and exposure to traumatic events. Subjects answered the PCL at two occasions within a 15 days’ interval (range: 5-15 days. RESULTS: Cronbach’s alpha coefficients indicated high internal consistency for the total scale (0.91 and for the theoretical dimensions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV (0.83, 0.81, and 0.80. Temporal reliability (test-retest was high and consistent for different cutoffs. Maximum likelihood exploratory factor analysis (EFA was conducted and oblique rotation (Promax was applied. The Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO index (0.911 and Bartlett’s test of sphericity (χ² = 1,381.34, p INTRODUÇÃO: O transtorno do estresse pós-traumático (TEPT é um transtorno de ansiedade decorrente da exposição a eventos traumáticos. Entre as medidas de avaliação dos sintomas, destaca-se o Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL. OBJETIVO: Investigar a consistência interna, a confiabilidade temporal e a validade fatorial da versão do PCL em português, utilizada no Brasil. MÉTODOS: Participaram do estudo 186 indivíduos heterogêneos em relação a ocupação, características sociodemográficas, histórico de saúde mental e exposição a eventos traumáticos. O PCL foi aplicado em dois momentos considerando um intervalo máximo de 15 dias (intervalo: 5-15 dias. RESULTADOS: A consistência interna (alfa de Cronbach foi adequada para a escala

  16. Trombose de artéria carótida interna relacionada a trauma de palato em criança Internal carotid artery thrombosis related to trauma of palate in a child

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Relatar um caso de trombose de artéria carótida interna secundária relacionada a trauma de palato mole em criança. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Criança admitida com quadro de alteração do nível de consciência, sonolência, afasia e hemiplegia direita; tinha antecedente de trauma corto contuso leve em palato mole há oito horas. A investigação tomográfica evidenciou acidente vascular isquêmico secundário à interrupção do fluxo sanguíneo em território de artéria cerebral média esquerda. A arteriografia mostrou oclusão da artéria carótida interna imediatamente distal à sua origem, com aspecto radiológico de "ponta de lápis", obstruindo o fluxo sanguíneo na região. A paciente foi submetida à investigação para doença pró-trombótica e cardíaca, contudo, não foi detectada nenhuma alteração. A administração de enoxaparina em dose terapêutica por três semanas conduziu à melhora clínica progressiva. Após três semanas de seguimento, a paciente não mostrava sequelas motoras. COMENTÁRIOS: As lesões intraorais são frequentes em crianças e a maioria evolui sem complicações. A trombose da artéria carótida interna é uma complicação rara, mas bem documentada destas lesões e decorre da compressão do vaso com trombogênese localizada. A taxa de mortalidade relatada é de 30% e as sequelas ocorrem em 85% dos casos.OBJECTIVE: To describe a child with internal carotid artery thrombosis secondary to trauma of the soft palate. CASE DESCRIPTION: Child presented with altered level of consciousness, drowsiness, aphasia, right hemiplegia, and a history of trauma, with mild concussion of the soft palate eight hours prior to admission. CT scan showed ischemic stroke secondary to interruption of blood flow in the area of the left middle cerebral artery. Arteriography showed occlusion of the carotid artery just distal to its origin, with radiological appearance of "pencil tip", obstructing blood flow in the region

  17. Acesso à internação hospitalar nos municípios brasileiros em 2000: territórios do Sistema Único de Saúde Access to hospitalization in Brazilian municipalities in 2000: territorial distribution in the Unified National Health System

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    Evangelina X. G. de Oliveira

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho investiga os efeitos de fatores ambientais - as condições de oferta, a configuração espacial, os aspectos sócio-econômicos da população, e o contexto político-institucional - no padrão de internação das populações dos municípios brasileiros. Os dados do Sistema de Informações Hospitalares do SUS (SIH sobre as internações de pessoas com mais de 14 anos de idade, apenas para os procedimentos de maior freqüência de internação, no ano de 2000, em todo o Brasil, foram agregados segundo o município de residência dos pacientes. Foram ajustados modelos aditivos generalizados mistos aninhados, utilizando inferência Bayesiana. Os resultados indicam que a probabilidade de internação aumenta com a disponibilidade de leitos e de atenção básica, e com a capacidade de internação local; e diminui quando são maiores as distâncias a percorrer, nos municípios de maior população e naqueles de renda familiar per capita mais alta. A inclusão dos efeitos aleatórios, de UF e do padrão espacial, permite identificar macro áreas com padrões diferenciados nas probabilidades de internação e os principais fatores que explicam esses diferentes padrões.This article investigates the effect of external factors on hospitalization patterns in Brazilian municipalities (or counties: supply, spatial configuration, socioeconomic aspects, and political context. Inpatient data from 2000 for individuals 15 years and over and most frequent hospital procedures, obtained from the National Hospital Information System (SIH-SUS, were aggregated by place of residence at the municipal level. Nested generalized additive mixed models were fitted using Bayesian inference. Probability of hospitalization is shown to increase with hospital bed supply and with primary care and local capacity, and to decrease with increasing distances and in larger and wealthier municipalities. Inclusion of random, State, and spatial patterns effects reveals

  18. Hallervorden-Spatz disease: 2 cases of siblings

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    Song, Jong Gi; Kim, In One; Kim, Woo Sun; Yeon, Kyung Mo

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    We report two patients with Hallervorden-Spatz disease, who were diagnosed by same MR findings of marked low signal intensity in the globus and substantia nigra. They presented with ataxic and spastic gait, intention tremor, delayed mental development, and dysarthria. They were 7 year-old male and 8 year-old female siblings, who were healthy until 3 years of age when they suffered from progressive symptoms. T2-weighted images showed marked low signal intensity in the globus pallidus and substantia nigra indicating an increased iron deposition, and it might suggest Hallervorden-Spatz disease

  19. Comparação morfométrica da orelha interna entre ovinos e humanos através da tomografia computadorizada CT-Scan sheep and human inner ear morphometric comparison

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    Valter Ayres Seibel

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: trabalhos sobre o uso de ovelhas em cirurgias experimentais e treinamento em cirurgia otológica são raros. Este estudo pretende contribuir para ampliar o conhecimento nessa área. OBJETIVO: Estudar a orelha interna da ovelha por meio de tomografia computadorizada e cortes sucessivos com o intuito de apresentar dados morfométricos mais precisos relacionados à comparação entre a orelha de ovelhas e a de humanos. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foi realizado um estudo descritivo sem seguimento no qual foram comparadas as estruturas da orelha interna da ovelha com as dos humanos. As medidas foram obtidas através de tomografias computadorizadas e avaliadas por meio de um programa de análise de imagens médicas (Osíris 4.16. RESULTADOS: O estudo morfológico da orelha da ovelha, em média, e da orelha humana, em média, revelaram grande similaridade de anatomia. A maior parte das estruturas (10 de 15 preservou a relação proposta de 2/3 da dimensão humana em relação à dimensão ovina. CONCLUSÃO: Os achados contribuem para uso da orelha da ovelha como modelo em cirurgia experimental e treinamento em cirurgia otológica.INTRODUCTION: Studies about the use of sheep in surgical training and experimental otologic surgery are rare. This study intends to contribute to the knowledge on this field. AIM: To study sheep inner ear structures using computerized tomography and serial cross-sections to collect more accurate morphometric data to compare sheep and human ears. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This descriptive study compared the inner structures of sheep and human ears. Measurements were made using computerized tomography, and they were stored in a DICOM compact disc for later analysis and manipulation, with a program used for medical image analysis (Osíris 4.16. RESULTS: Mean measures for sheep and human ears were found to be similar in this morphological study. Most structures (10 out of 15 maintained the 2/3 ratio of sheep to human ear

  20. Contribuição da estrutura interna na perda de carga de filtros de areia utilizados na irrigação Contribution of the internal structure in the sand filters head loss used in irrigation

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    Marcio Mesquita

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available A dinâmica de operação dos filtros de areia afeta o desempenho hidráulico do sistema de irrigação, elevando a perda de carga e alterando a altura manométrica total do sistema. Buscando entender parte dessa dinâmica, o objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o efeito da estrutura interna de filtros de areia na perda de carga de três modelos de equipamentos fabricados no Brasil, sem a presença do elemento filtrante e utilizando água limpa. Adicionalmente, com o ajuste do modelo matemático exponencial aos dados experimentais, procurou-se estabelecer comparações entre os tipos de estrutura dos filtros avaliados. Os ensaios foram realizados em um módulo experimental construído no Laboratório de Hidráulica e Irrigação da FEAGRI/UNICAMP. Os resultados mostraram que a estrutura hidráulica interna dos filtros determinou comportamentos hidráulicos diferenciados e que os tipos de estruturas (placa difusora e drenos alteraram o padrão de operação dos modelos ensaiados. A função matemática proposta representou, significativamente, o fenômeno físico de perda de carga para as condições do experimento.The dynamic of operation of sand filters affect the hydraulic performance of irrigation systems, increasing the head loss and changing the total dynamic head of the system. Trying to understand part of this dynamic, the objective of this research was to determine the effect of internal hydraulic structures in the head loss of three sand filters of commercial models, manufactured in Brazil and operating without the filter layer and with clean water. In addition, using an exponential mathematical model adjusted to the experimental data, comparisons among types of structure of each evaluated filter were performed. The trails were accomplished in the experimental module developed in the Laboratory of Hydraulics and Irrigation of FEAGRI / UNICAMP. The results showed that the filters structures determined differentiate hydraulic behaviors

  1. Costos directos y aspectos clínicos de las reacciones adversas a medicamentos en pacientes hospitalizados en el servicio de medicina interna de una institución de tercer nivel de Bogotá.

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    Gabriel Tribiño

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Las reacciones adversas a medicamentos constituyen un problema clínico frecuente en el ámbito hospitalario y aumentan los costos de la atención en salud. En Colombia son pocos los estudios realizados para evaluarlas desde el punto de vista clínico y económico. Objetivo. Determinar los costos generados por las reacciones adversas a medicamentos en pacientes hospitalizados en el servicio de medicina interna de una institución de tercer nivel e identificar sus principales características clínicas. Materiales y métodos. Se hizo seguimiento intensivo de los pacientes del servicio de medicina interna durante un período de cinco meses para detectar reacciones adversas. La información se recolectó mediante un formulario basado en el formato de reporte del INVIMA. La probabilidad de causalidad se generó mediante el algoritmo de Naranjo. Se calcularon los costos directos desde la perspectiva del pagador teniendo en cuenta la estancia adicional, los medicamentos, los exámenes paraclínicos, los procedimientos, los traslados a la unidad de cuidado intermedio o intensivo y los insumos. Resultados. Se detectaron 268 reacciones adversas en 208 de los 836 pacientes que ingresaron en el servicio (proporción de incidencia, 25,1%; razón de presencia, 0,32. El 74,3% se clasificó como probable; el 92,5% fue tipo A; el 81,3% correspondió a reacciones moderadas. El sistema más frecuentemente afectado fue el hematológico (33,9%. Los medicamentos que actúan en sangre fueron los más frecuentemente relacionados (37,6%. El costo generado por la atención de las reacciones adversas fluctuó entre $93'633.422 y $122'155.406. Conclusiones. Dado el impacto negativo de las reacciones adversas en el bienestar de los pacientes, los recursos que se emplean en su atención y la proporción importante de reacciones adversas prevenibles, se requieren programas operativos de farmacovigilancia institucional.

  2. Atlas-based functional radiosurgery: Early results

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    Stancanello, J.; Romanelli, P.; Pantelis, E.; Sebastiano, F.; Modugno, N. [Politecnico di Milano, Bioengineering Department and NEARlab, Milano, 20133 (Italy) and Siemens AG, Research and Clinical Collaborations, Erlangen, 91052 (Germany); Functional Neurosurgery Deptartment, Neuromed IRCCS, Pozzilli, 86077 (Italy); CyberKnife Center, Iatropolis, Athens, 15231 (Greece); Functional Neurosurgery Deptartment, Neuromed IRCCS, Pozzilli, 86077 (Italy)

    2009-02-15

    Functional disorders of the brain, such as dystonia and neuropathic pain, may respond poorly to medical therapy. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus pars interna (GPi) and the centromedian nucleus of the thalamus (CMN) may alleviate dystonia and neuropathic pain, respectively. A noninvasive alternative to DBS is radiosurgical ablation [internal pallidotomy (IP) and medial thalamotomy (MT)]. The main technical limitation of radiosurgery is that targets are selected only on the basis of MRI anatomy, without electrophysiological confirmation. This means that, to be feasible, image-based targeting must be highly accurate and reproducible. Here, we report on the feasibility of an atlas-based approach to targeting for functional radiosurgery. In this method, masks of the GPi, CMN, and medio-dorsal nucleus were nonrigidly registered to patients' T1-weighted MRI (T1w-MRI) and superimposed on patients' T2-weighted MRI (T2w-MRI). Radiosurgical targets were identified on the T2w-MRI registered to the planning CT by an expert functional neurosurgeon. To assess its feasibility, two patients were treated with the CyberKnife using this method of targeting; a patient with dystonia received an IP (120 Gy prescribed to the 65% isodose) and a patient with neuropathic pain received a MT (120 Gy to the 77% isodose). Six months after treatment, T2w-MRIs and contrast-enhanced T1w-MRIs showed edematous regions around the lesions; target placements were reevaluated by DW-MRIs. At 12 months post-treatment steroids for radiation-induced edema and medications for dystonia and neuropathic pain were suppressed. Both patients experienced significant relief from pain and dystonia-related problems. Fifteen months after treatment edema had disappeared. Thus, this work shows promising feasibility of atlas-based functional radiosurgery to improve patient condition. Further investigations are indicated for optimizing treatment dose.

  3. Practice Parameter: treatment of Parkinson disease with motor fluctuations and dyskinesia (an evidence-based review): report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.

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    Pahwa, R; Factor, S A; Lyons, K E; Ondo, W G; Gronseth, G; Bronte-Stewart, H; Hallett, M; Miyasaki, J; Stevens, J; Weiner, W J

    2006-04-11

    To make evidence-based treatment recommendations for the medical and surgical treatment of patients with Parkinson disease (PD) with levodopa-induced motor fluctuations and dyskinesia. To that end, five questions were addressed. 1. Which medications reduce off time? 2. What is the relative efficacy of medications in reducing off time? 3. Which medications reduce dyskinesia? 4. Does deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN), globus pallidus interna (GPi), or ventral intermediate (VIM) nucleus of the thalamus reduce off time, dyskinesia, and antiparkinsonian medication usage and improve motor function? 5. Which factors predict improvement after DBS? A 10-member committee including movement disorder specialists and general neurologists evaluated the available evidence based on a structured literature review including MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Ovid databases from 1965 through June 2004. 1. Entacapone and rasagiline should be offered to reduce off time (Level A). Pergolide, pramipexole, ropinirole, and tolcapone should be considered to reduce off time (Level B). Apomorphine, cabergoline, and selegiline may be considered to reduce off time (Level C). 2. The available evidence does not establish superiority of one medicine over another in reducing off time (Level B). Sustained release carbidopa/levodopa and bromocriptine may be disregarded to reduce off time (Level C). 3. Amantadine may be considered to reduce dyskinesia (Level C). 4. Deep brain stimulation of the STN may be considered to improve motor function and reduce off time, dyskinesia, and medication usage (Level C). There is insufficient evidence to support or refute the efficacy of DBS of the GPi or VIM nucleus of the thalamus in reducing off time, dyskinesia, or medication usage, or to improve motor function. 5. Preoperative response to levodopa predicts better outcome after DBS of the STN (Level B).

  4. Cognitive and Psychiatric Effects of STN versus GPi Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

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    Jia-Wei Wang

    Full Text Available Deep brain stimulation (DBS of either the subthalamic nucleus (STN or the globus pallidus interna (GPi can reduce motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD and improve their quality of life. However, the effects of STN DBS and GPi DBS on cognitive functions and their psychiatric effects remain controversial. The present meta-analysis was therefore performed to clarify these issues.We searched the PUBMED, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases. Other sources, including internet-based clinical trial registries and grey literature sources, were also searched. After searching the literature, two investigators independently performed literature screens to assess the quality of the included trials and to extract the data. The outcomes included the effects of STN DBS and GPi DBS on multiple cognitive domains, depression, anxiety, and quality of life.Seven articles related to four randomized controlled trials that included 521 participants were incorporated into the present meta-analysis. Compared with GPi DBS, STN DBS was associated with declines in selected cognitive domains after surgery, including attention, working memory and processing speed, phonemic fluency, learning and memory, and global cognition. However, there were no significant differences in terms of quality of life or psychiatric effects, such as depression and anxiety, between the two groups.A selective decline in frontal-subcortical cognitive functions is observed after STN DBS in comparison with GPi DBS, which should not be ignored in the target selection for DBS treatment in PD patients. In addition, compared to GPi DBS, STN DBS does not affect depression, anxiety, and quality of life.

  5. Cognitive and Psychiatric Effects of STN versus GPi Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

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    Wang, Jia-Wei; Zhang, Yu-Qing; Zhang, Xiao-Hua; Wang, Yun-Peng; Li, Ji-Ping; Li, Yong-Jie

    2016-01-01

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of either the subthalamic nucleus (STN) or the globus pallidus interna (GPi) can reduce motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and improve their quality of life. However, the effects of STN DBS and GPi DBS on cognitive functions and their psychiatric effects remain controversial. The present meta-analysis was therefore performed to clarify these issues. We searched the PUBMED, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases. Other sources, including internet-based clinical trial registries and grey literature sources, were also searched. After searching the literature, two investigators independently performed literature screens to assess the quality of the included trials and to extract the data. The outcomes included the effects of STN DBS and GPi DBS on multiple cognitive domains, depression, anxiety, and quality of life. Seven articles related to four randomized controlled trials that included 521 participants were incorporated into the present meta-analysis. Compared with GPi DBS, STN DBS was associated with declines in selected cognitive domains after surgery, including attention, working memory and processing speed, phonemic fluency, learning and memory, and global cognition. However, there were no significant differences in terms of quality of life or psychiatric effects, such as depression and anxiety, between the two groups. A selective decline in frontal-subcortical cognitive functions is observed after STN DBS in comparison with GPi DBS, which should not be ignored in the target selection for DBS treatment in PD patients. In addition, compared to GPi DBS, STN DBS does not affect depression, anxiety, and quality of life.

  6. A biophysical model of the cortex-basal ganglia-thalamus network in the 6-OHDA lesioned rat model of Parkinson's disease.

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    Kumaravelu, Karthik; Brocker, David T; Grill, Warren M

    2016-04-01

    Electrical stimulation of sub-cortical brain regions (the basal ganglia), known as deep brain stimulation (DBS), is an effective treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD). Chronic high frequency (HF) DBS in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) or globus pallidus interna (GPi) reduces motor symptoms including bradykinesia and tremor in patients with PD, but the therapeutic mechanisms of DBS are not fully understood. We developed a biophysical network model comprising of the closed loop cortical-basal ganglia-thalamus circuit representing the healthy and parkinsonian rat brain. The network properties of the model were validated by comparing responses evoked in basal ganglia (BG) nuclei by cortical (CTX) stimulation to published experimental results. A key emergent property of the model was generation of low-frequency network oscillations. Consistent with their putative pathological role, low-frequency oscillations in model BG neurons were exaggerated in the parkinsonian state compared to the healthy condition. We used the model to quantify the effectiveness of STN DBS at different frequencies in suppressing low-frequency oscillatory activity in GPi. Frequencies less than 40 Hz were ineffective, low-frequency oscillatory power decreased gradually for frequencies between 50 Hz and 130 Hz, and saturated at frequencies higher than 150 Hz. HF STN DBS suppressed pathological oscillations in GPe/GPi both by exciting and inhibiting the firing in GPe/GPi neurons, and the number of GPe/GPi neurons influenced was greater for HF stimulation than low-frequency stimulation. Similar to the frequency dependent suppression of pathological oscillations, STN DBS also normalized the abnormal GPi spiking activity evoked by CTX stimulation in a frequency dependent fashion with HF being the most effective. Therefore, therapeutic HF STN DBS effectively suppresses pathological activity by influencing the activity of a greater proportion of neurons in the output nucleus of the BG.

  7. Uncommon Applications of Deep Brain Stimulation in Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders

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    Kara M. Smith

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: In addition to the established indications of tremor and dystonia, deep brain stimulation (DBS has been utilized less commonly for several hyperkinetic movement disorders, including medication-refractory myoclonus, ballism, chorea, and Gilles de la Tourette (GTS and tardive syndromes. Given the lack of adequate controlled trials, it is difficult to translate published reports into clinical use. We summarize the literature, draw conclusions regarding efficacy when possible, and highlight concerns and areas for future study.Methods: A Pubmed search was performed for English-language articles between January 1980 and June 2014. Studies were selected if they focused primarily on DBS to treat the conditions of focus. Results: We identified 49 cases of DBS for myoclonus-dystonia, 21 for Huntington's disease, 15 for choreacanthocytosis, 129 for GTS, and 73 for tardive syndromes. Bilateral globus pallidus interna (GPi DBS was the most frequently utilized procedure for all conditions except GTS, in which medial thalamic DBS was more common. While the majority of cases demonstrate some improvement, there are also reports of no improvement or even worsening of symptoms in each condition. The few studies including functional or quality of life outcomes suggest benefit. A limited number of studies included blinded on/off testing. There have been two double-blind controlled trials performed in GTS and a single prospective double-blind, uncontrolled trial in tardive syndromes. Patient characteristics, surgical target, stimulation parameters, and duration of follow-up varied among studies.Discussion: Despite these extensive limitations, the literature overall supports the efficacy of DBS in these conditions, in particular GTS and tardive syndromes. For other conditions, the preliminary evidence from small studies is promising and encourages further study.

  8. Model-based rational feedback controller design for closed-loop deep brain stimulation of Parkinson's disease

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    Gorzelic, P.; Schiff, S. J.; Sinha, A.

    2013-04-01

    Objective. To explore the use of classical feedback control methods to achieve an improved deep brain stimulation (DBS) algorithm for application to Parkinson's disease (PD). Approach. A computational model of PD dynamics was employed to develop model-based rational feedback controller design. The restoration of thalamocortical relay capabilities to patients suffering from PD is formulated as a feedback control problem with the DBS waveform serving as the control input. Two high-level control strategies are tested: one that is driven by an online estimate of thalamic reliability, and another that acts to eliminate substantial decreases in the inhibition from the globus pallidus interna (GPi) to the thalamus. Control laws inspired by traditional proportional-integral-derivative (PID) methodology are prescribed for each strategy and simulated on this computational model of the basal ganglia network. Main Results. For control based upon thalamic reliability, a strategy of frequency proportional control with proportional bias delivered the optimal control achieved for a given energy expenditure. In comparison, control based upon synaptic inhibitory output from the GPi performed very well in comparison with those of reliability-based control, with considerable further reduction in energy expenditure relative to that of open-loop DBS. The best controller performance was amplitude proportional with derivative control and integral bias, which is full PID control. We demonstrated how optimizing the three components of PID control is feasible in this setting, although the complexity of these optimization functions argues for adaptive methods in implementation. Significance. Our findings point to the potential value of model-based rational design of feedback controllers for Parkinson's disease.

  9. Neural code alterations and abnormal time patterns in Parkinson’s disease

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    Andres, Daniela Sabrina; Cerquetti, Daniel; Merello, Marcelo

    2015-04-01

    Objective. The neural code used by the basal ganglia is a current question in neuroscience, relevant for the understanding of the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease. While a rate code is known to participate in the communication between the basal ganglia and the motor thalamus/cortex, different lines of evidence have also favored the presence of complex time patterns in the discharge of the basal ganglia. To gain insight into the way the basal ganglia code information, we studied the activity of the globus pallidus pars interna (GPi), an output node of the circuit. Approach. We implemented the 6-hydroxydopamine model of Parkinsonism in Sprague-Dawley rats, and recorded the spontaneous discharge of single GPi neurons, in head-restrained conditions at full alertness. Analyzing the temporal structure function, we looked for characteristic scales in the neuronal discharge of the GPi. Main results. At a low-scale, we observed the presence of dynamic processes, which allow the transmission of time patterns. Conversely, at a middle-scale, stochastic processes force the use of a rate code. Regarding the time patterns transmitted, we measured the word length and found that it is increased in Parkinson’s disease. Furthermore, it showed a positive correlation with the frequency of discharge, indicating that an exacerbation of this abnormal time pattern length can be expected, as the dopamine depletion progresses. Significance. We conclude that a rate code and a time pattern code can co-exist in the basal ganglia at different temporal scales. However, their normal balance is progressively altered and replaced by pathological time patterns in Parkinson’s disease.

  10. Short admission in an emergency psychiatry unit can prevent prolonged lengths of stay in a psychiatric institution Internação breve em unidade de emergência psiquiátrica pode prevenir permanência prolongada em instituições psiquiátricas

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    Régis Eric Maia Barros

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Characterize and compare acute psychiatric admissions to the psychiatric wards of a general hospital (22 beds, a psychiatric hospital (80 and of an emergency psychiatry unit (6. METHOD: Survey of the ratios and shares of the demographic, diagnostic and hospitalization variables involved in all acute admissions registered in a catchment area in Brazil between 1998 and 2004. RESULTS: From the 11,208 admissions, 47.8% of the patients were admitted to a psychiatric hospital and 14.1% to a general hospital. The emergency psychiatry unit accounted for 38.1% of all admissions during the period, with a higher variability in occupancy rate and bed turnover during the years. Around 80% of the hospital stays lasted less than 20 days and in almost half of these cases, patients were discharged in 2 days. Although the total number of admissions remained stable during the years, in 2004, a 30% increase was seen compared to 2003. In 2004, bed turnover and occupancy rate at the emergency psychiatry unit increased. CONCLUSION: The increase in the number of psychiatric admissions in 2004 could be attributed to a lack of new community-based services available in the area beginning in 1998. Changes in the health care network did affect the emergency psychiatric service and the limitations of the community-based network could influence the rate of psychiatric admissions.OBJETIVO: Caracterizar e comparar internações psiquiátricas agudas em alas psiquiátricas no hospital geral (22 leitos, hospital psiquiátrico (80 e emergência psiquiátrica (6. MÉTODO: Foram analisadas todas as internações agudas entre 1998 e 2004 na região do estudo, com razões e proporções de variáveis demográficas, diagnósticas e das hospitalizações. RESULTADOS: Das 11.208 internações, 47,8% foram no hospital psiquiátrico e 14,1% no hospital geral. A emergência psiquiátrica realizou 38,1% das internações no período, com grande variabilidade da taxa de ocupa

  11. Aplicación de la tribología y el análisis de la causa raíz (RCA en motores de combustión interna.

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    F. Martínez Pérez

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo, se hace empleo de la herramienta de trabajo Análisis de la Causa Raíz (RCA para llegar a unas primeras conclusiones acerca de fallos producidos en el nudo tribológico válvula – guía de válvula en un motor de combustión interna, y así pasar a hallar la causa final y dar solución al problema. El método permite arribar a conclusiones en cuanto a la causa del problema.Application of tribology and root cause analysis (RCA on diesel engine.It is used the process root cause in the analysis of a problem in the tribological pair valve- valve guide of an internal combustion engine. Using this process was possible to have the first conclusions in the problem and finally to arrive to a final conclusion about the cause of the problem.

  12. Internal structure of the cerebral hemispheres: an introduction of fiber dissection technique Estrutura interna dos hemisférios cerebrais: introdução à técnica de dissecação de fibras

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    Igor de Castro

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to introduce the fiber dissection technique and its importance in the comprehension of the three-dimensional intrinsic anatomy of the brain. A total of twenty brain hemispheres were dissected. Using Kingler's technique we demonstrated the intrinsic structures of the brain. The supra lateral aspect of the brain as well as the medial aspect were presented. The most important fiber systems were demonstrated. The use and comprehension of new neuroimaging techniques demand a better understanding of this fascinating anatomy. The knowledge acquired with this technique will improve our understanding of critical pathways of the central nervous system.O objetivo é mostrar a técnica de dissecação de fibras e sua importância na compreensão da anatomia tridimensional do cérebro. Um total de 20 hemisférios cerebrais foram dissecados. Usando a técnica de dissecação descrita por Kingler, pudemos demonstrar as estruturas que compõem a anatomia interna do cérebro. A anatomia da face súpero-lateral assim como da face medial foi apresentada. O uso e compreensão de novas técnicas de neuroimagem requerem um melhor conhecimento desta anatomia. O conhecimento adquirido com essa técnica contribuirá para o melhor entendimento de vias essenciais do sistema nervoso central.

  13. Optical interrupter based in the internal total reflection of spatial solitons at nonlinear saturable interfaces; Interruptores opticos basados en reflexion interna total de solitones espaciales en interfaces no lineales saturables

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    Alvarado-Mendez, E.; Torres-Cisneros, M.; Gutierrez-Hernandez, D. A.; Andrade-Lucio, J. A.; Rojas-Lagunas, R.; Pedraza-Ortega, J. C.; Torres Cisneros, G. E. [Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato (Mexico); Sanchez Mondragon, J. J. [Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Morelos (Mexico); Flores-Alvarado, G. [Preparatoria por Cooperacion Domingo Arenas, Tlaxcala (Mexico)

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    We study the reflection of one-dimensional spatial soliton at the nonlinear interface between a saturable type medium and linear medium. Our study makes emphasis on determining the physical conditions under which the beam reflected by the interface is still a spatial soliton. Depended the incidence angle we find three critical regions for spatial solitons in the interface. We observed nonlinear Goos- Haechen shift is determined if reflection angle are conserved. Finally, we present preliminary experimental results in SBN61:Ce of the total internal reflection of one dimensional beam. [Spanish] Estudiamos la reflexion de un soliton espacial unidimensional en una interfase formada por un medio no lineal saturable y un medio lineal. Nuestros estudios hacen enfasis en determinar las condiciones fisicas bajo las cuales el haz reflejado por la interfase no lineal sigue siendo soliton. Encontramos tres regiones criticas para un soliton especial en la interfase, dependiendo del valor que tome el angulo de incidencia. Asi mismo observamos corrimiento Goos-Haechen no lineal que es determinante para la conservacion del angulo de reflexion. Finalmente, presentamos resultados preliminares experimentales en SBN61:Ce de la reflexion interna total de un haz unidimensional.

  14. Diez aportaciones del empleo de la metodología cualitativa en una auditoría de comunicación interna en Atención Primaria

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    Bilbao Acedos Izaskun

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available La metodología cualitativa, propia en su origen de las ciencias sociales, se ha ido incorporando progresivamente a la investigación en salud, ante el escepticismo de muchos y la admiración de otros. Todavía hoy en día la validez y fiabilidad de las técnicas cualitativas de recogida y análisis de datos es cuestionada por una parte importante de los investigadores de ciencias de la salud y su utilización provoca la duda entre revisores y otros miembros de la comunidad científica. Este artículo presenta como medida fundamental de validez de la metodología cualitativa su utilización específica para el abordaje de determinados objetivos de investigación que le son propios y, haciéndose eco del número especial dedicado a esta metodología del número de Health Services Research de diciembre de 1999, recoge la aportación del uso de estas técnicas, desde un punto de vista de la complementariedad, en una Auditoria de Comunicación Interna realizada en los servicios de atención primaria de cuatro sistemas regionales de salud: Área II del Insalud, Servicio Vasco, Servicio Canario y Servicio Andaluz de Salud.

  15. ¿Selección positiva o negativa? Inserción de la migración interna y el desplazamiento forzado en el mercado laboral urbano de Colombia 2001-2006.

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    Adriana Carolina Silva

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analizan los determinantes socioeconómicos de la insetrión laboral de migrantes recientes y de desplazados fañados en las diez principales ciudades de Colombia utilizando información de la Encuesta Continua de Hogares (2001-2006. Se adapta el marco teórico de selección del migrante internacional de Borjas ( 1982, 1985, 1987, 1990 a los casos de migración interna voluntaria o involuntaria. Además, mediante la estimación de un modelo Logit para conocer la propensión a ocuparse y de ecuaciones mincerianas para determinar el nivel de ingreso laboral, ilustramos el proceso de selección positiva de los migrantes económicos recientes y sustentamos empíricamente los resultados teóricos esperados de selección negativa de la inserción laboral del desplazado forzado al mercado laboral urbano.

  16. Validación de apariencia, contenido y consistencia interna de la Escala de Apreciación de Agencia de Autocuidado (ASA para Costa Rica, segunda versión en español

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    Viriam Leiva Díaz

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Este artículo presenta los resultados obtenidos del proceso de validación de apariencia, contenido y consistencia interna al que fue sometida la segunda versión en español de la escala ASA aplicada a población  costarricense.Método: Este estudio es descriptivo, transversal, con un enfoque cuantitativo, con un diseño no experimental y psicométrico, realizado con una muestra de 211 personas en la etapa de la adultez temprana, intermedia y tardía, según su condición de salud conocidas como sanas o con diagnóstico de enfermedad crónica.Resultados: La investigación determinó que el análisis factorial con la aplicación de métodos estadísticos, la prueba de Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO con resultado de 0,79, evidenció la viabilidad de la escala, en la que las variables miden factores comunes con una varianza total del 64,14%.Conclusión: El análisis factorial arrojó siete ejes factoriales y obtuvo valores adecuados que demuestran su validez.

  17. Medición de los aportes de la gestión estratégica de comunicación interna a los objetivos de la organización

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    Alejandro Álvarez-Nobell

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La gestión estratégica de la comunicación interna (GECI se ha transformado en un vector de competitividad fundamental dentro de los nuevos escenarios organizacionales, pero son escasos los profesionales de la comunicación que evalúan el aporte de su accionar. El presente trabajo tuvo como finalidad determinar cómo vincular los objetivos específicos de la GECI con los objetivos generales de la organización. Por un lado, se revisaron las principales lógicas del management (Control total de calidad, Seis Sigma, Valor económico agregado, Benchmarking, Presupuesto base cero y Cuadro de mando integral y sus tendencias de medición; y por el otro, los métodos y las herramientas utilizadas en distintos casos de éxito para la medición de la GECI. El resultado fue una matriz de relacionamiento que proporciona nuevos esquemas de entendimiento del aporte de la comunicación a la organización.

  18. Relato da II Conferência Interna do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação Matemática UNESP - RIO CLARO

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    Maria Lúcia Lorenzetti Wodewotzki

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    Full Text Available The Graduate Program in Mathematical location of UNESP - RC (State University of São Paulo at Rio Claro has been promoting, since 2000, in the city of Ipeúna, SP, an annual internal conference aiming to join the program faculty and student representatives, with the main purpose of evaluating current situation and perspectives, as well as to discuss and to suggest guidelines which could help to bring about qualitative improvements in the Program. The present report describes the main issues discussed in the II Conference that was held from September 10-11 2001.O Programa de Pós-graduação em Educação Matemática da UNESP - Rio Claro tem promovido, desde 2000, na cidade de Ipeúna, SP, uma conferência anual interna, visando congregar o Corpo Docente do Programa e representantes de seu Corpo Discente, com o objetivo principal de avaliar a situação atual e perspectivas, assim como o de discutir e sugerir diretrizes que possivelmente possam contribuir para o aperfeiçoamento qualitativo do referido Programa. O presente relato descreve as principais questões tratadas na II Conferência, ocorrida no período de 10 a 11 de setembro de 2001.

  19. Dissecção endoscópica da artéria torácica interna com auxílio robótico Endoscopic harvest of internal thoracic artery with robotic assistance

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    Paulo R .L. Prates

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available A cirurgia robótica é hoje um método viável para reduzir o trauma e as morbidades relacionadas em cirurgia cardíaca. Em nossa instituição, o auxílio robótico já foi utilizado de forma bem-sucedida em implantes toracoscópicos de eletrodos epimiocárdicos para marcapassos biventriculares. O objetivo deste artigo é descrever a técnica por nós utilizada para dissecção da artéria torácica interna (ATI, mediante toracoscopia com apoio do robô AESOP e relatar seus resultados iniciais obtidos em nove pacientes.Robotic surgery is today a reliable method to reduce trauma and related comorbidities in cardiac surgery. In our institucion, robotic assistance has been effectively used for thoracoscopic implantation of epimyocardial leads for biventricular pacing. The objective of this article is to describe the technique that we developed to dissect the internal thoracic artery using thoracoscopy assistance with AESOP robotic system and to report the initial results obtained with its use in nine patients.

  20. DIREPI: Sistema para el cálculo a resistencia de recipientes sometidos a presión interna // DIREPI: System for the resistance calculation of recipients with internal pressure

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    L. S. Flores Bernal

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    Full Text Available El trabajo muestra la confección de un software para el cálculo a resistencia de recipientes sometidos a presión interna y construidosde acero, aborda también las ventajas que reporta el tener automatizado la metodología de trabajo por la calidad de los resultadosfinales que se obtienen y la fiabilidad de los mismos, el sistema posee una salida gráfica por AutoCAD que permite obtener losplanos de taller de los componentes de los recipientes diseñados.Palabras claves: CADD, CAD, diseño, cálculo de recipientes._________________________________________________________________________________AbstractThe work shows the making of a software for the calculation to resistance of steel recipients with internal pressure, it also approachesthe advantages that reports having automated the work methodology, the system has a graphic result for AutoCAD that allows toobtain the blueprinters of the components of the designed recipients.Key words: CADD, AutoCAD, design, calculation of recipients.