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  1. Fast and Accurate Identification of Cross-Linked Peptides for the Structural Analysis of Large Protein Complexes and Elucidation of Interaction Networks. / Tahir, Salman; Bukowski-Wills, Jimi-Carlo; Rasmussen, Morten; Rappsilber, Juri

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    Rasmussen, Morten

    that occurs when all peptide-peptide combinations are considered in a database search. We have developed an algorithm that finds and validates cross-linked peptides in an efficient and scalable manner by adopting a number of principles both biological and computational.   Methods We make use of a high...... peptide-peptide-combinations becomes infeasible to compute. We utilize a high accuracy library of >1000 synthetic peptides to understand the fragmentation behaviour of cross-linked peptides. 92.4% of the most intense peaks from the annotated spectra of this library occur due to single fragmentation....... Moreover, we note that 92.5% of the top peaks belong to one of the two peptides comprising a cross-linked pair. Using this information, we are able to reduce the complexity of the cross-link search to a linear search. The presence of a primary, more dominant, peptide that fragments better than...

  2. Salman Rushdie sai jälle Bookeri

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    2008-01-01

    Rahvusvahelise Bookeri preemia The Man Booker International Prize 40. sünnipäeva puhul valiti senistest auhindadest parim - Salman Rushdie "Kesköö lapsed". Vt. ka Keskus, 2007, juuli-august, lk. 32

  3. Reviewing common epic elements in poetry of Salman Harati and ...

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    Peotry originates from characteristical and social aspects of poet and as personality of poet changes in changing process of space and time, poetry will change according to these changes. Qiasar Aminpoor and Salman Harati are of the first poets that were more successful than other Holy Defense poets in recording war ...

  4. Salman Rushdie: "Troonide mäng" on rämps

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    2011-01-01

    Oma esimest telesarja "Järgmised inimesed" kirjutav Salman Rushdie ei hinda USA telekanali HBO seriaali "Troonide mäng" (George R. R. Martini "Jää ja tule laulu" sarja esimese raamatu "Troonide mäng" teleekraniseering)

  5. The Salman Mosque: Achmad Noe’man’s Critique of Indonesian Conventional Mosque Architecture

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    Holik, A. A. R.; Aryanti, T.

    2017-03-01

    The Salman Mosque, designed by Achmad Noe’man, was a striking Islamic architectural design in the 1960s when it was built. Unlike the conventional mosques, particularly in Indonesia, it has no dome. Instead, the roof was made of prestressed concrete and resembles a canoe. Using data drawn from field observations, this paper explores the architectural characteristics of the Salman Mosque as a product of Modern architecture. It argues that the domeless mosque, the simple minaret, the wooden wall panels and floor, the women’s balcony, and the roof demonstrate architectural modernism, as opposed to the conventional mosque typology that flourished in Indonesia at the time. This paper further argues that the Salman Mosque is Noe’man’s critique of the Indonesian conventional mosque architecture. It concludes that the architectural features of the Salman Mosque reflects Noe’man’s modern vision of Islam and Islamic architecture.

  6. Writing home: autobiography in Salman Rushdie and V. S. Naipaul = Escrevendo para casa: autobiografia em Salman Rushdie e V. S. Naipaul

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    Anderson Bastos Martins

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This essay looks into two different approaches to autobiography as aninstrument of critical reading of literary texts. Firstly, one will examine how the typology of autofiction established by Vincent Colonna may be of use in an analysis of the way Salman Rushdie has brought his own biography into his novel Midnight’s Children in an attempt to address both his Indian-based readers and the community of diasporic Indians and postcolonial critics living overseas. Secondly, the concept of the literary self-portrait, developed by Michel Beaujour, will be employed as a reading tool in an analysis of how V.S. Naipaul’s autobiography has served the writer as a starting point in his metafictionalization of his own writing career.Este ensaio investiga duas abordagens diferentes de autobiografia, enquanto instrumento para leitura crítica de textos literários. Em primeiro lugar, será examinado como a tipologia da autoficção estabelecida por Vincent Colonna pode ser útil à análise daforma com que Salman Rushdie carreou sua própria biografia para o interior de seu romance Midnight’s Children numa tentativa de dirigir-se tanto a seus leitores, em território indiano, como à comunidade de indianos diaspóricos e críticos pós-coloniais que vivem no exterior. Em segundo lugar, o conceito de auto-retrato literário, desenvolvido por Michel Beaujour, será empregado como instrumento de leitura numa análise de como a autobiografia de V. S. Naipaul serviu a este escritor como ponto de partida para a metaficcionalização de sua própria carreira literária.

  7. Madelena Gonzalez. Fiction after the Fatwa - Salman Rushdie and the Charm of Catastrophe

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    Claire PÉGON

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available On February 14 1989, a day when a ludicrously high number of Western hearts are occupied by cuddly bunnies, saucy undies and a bottle of bubbly, the Ayatollah Khomeini pronounced his fatwa against Salman Rushdie. It was as outrageous, as unthinkable in Western eyes as condemning an old granny to burn at the stake for selling potions to cure warts. Yet paradoxically, Muslim Iran was pronouncing the importance of literature, making it something you could die for, while literalising in an unfore...

  8. SISTEM INFORMASI COMMUNICATION BOOK BERBASIS WEB (Studi Kasus : SD Salman Al Farisi Bandung

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    Fitriyani Fitriyani

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRAK Communication Book kini sudah menjadi istilah yang akrab di kalangan murid SD. Sebagian sekolah sudah menerapkannya sebagai sarana komunikasi antara guru dengan orangtua. Communication Book berbeda dengan rapor atau laporan reguler. Rapor dan laporan reguler biasanya diberikan pada jangka waktu tertentu, sedangkan communication book bisa digunakan kapan saja saat diperlukan. Misalnya untuk menyampaikan pengumuman yang berkaitan dengan kegiatan proses belajar-mengajar. Communication book ini bertujuan agar orangtua mengetahui kejadian di sekolah atau hal-hal yang memang harus diketahui orangtua. Misalnya, alat-alat apa yang harus dibawa anak pada hari tertentu, dan sebagainya. Namun sistem komunikasi ini masih bersifat konvensional, dimana guru menulis informasi mengenai kegiatan belajar siswa di communication book yang harus dibawa setiap hari oleh siswa, sehingga jika siswa lupa untuk membawa communication book, maka guru tidak dapat menulis informasi yang akan disampaikan. Sistem informasi ini bertujuan untuk membuat sistem informasi communication book secara online di SD Salman Al Farisi Bandung. Sistem yang dibuat berbasis PHP dan menggunakan MySQL sebagai databasenya. Sistem informasi communication book terdapat menu-menu yang dapat mendukung komunikasi antara guru dan orangtua seperti menu informasi, kegiatan, tugas, ujian, surat panggilan dan lain-lain. Diharapkan dengan penerapan sistem ini di SD Salman Al Farisi Bandung dapat membantu komunikasi secara online dan real time. Sistem informasi ini dimulai dengan merancang hubungan antara database dan proses bisnis yang terjadi di dalam web. Kemudian dilanjutkan dengan desain tampilan dan pembuatan program. Kata Kunci : Web, Php, Mysql, Communication Book. ABSTRACT The Communication book has now become a familiar term among the elementary school students. Some schools have implemented it as a means of communication between teachers and parents. Different the communication book with

  9. Indian Women, Religion and Politics in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children

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    Cerasela BASTON-TUDOR

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This analysis of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children focuses on the construction of womanhood in postcolonial India, with reference to women’s role in two significant domains, politics and religion, as female characters are assigned the part of either homo politicus or homo religiosus. Within the sphere of politics, women are indissolubly connected to the concept of nation, and Rushdie intertwines personal history with that of the country, using birth metaphors for both children and country. The second domain under scrutiny is set in antithesis with the former, since all women belonging to this class are fundamentally against any political statement, be it Gandhian, peaceful, or otherwise, as their main objective is to follow Islamic laws. Such a complex transfer from one field and type of female character to an opposite one constitutes itself into the challenge of offering a possible interpretation of the novel Midnight’s Children.

  10. Bombay in Salman Rushdie’s novels: a study from global perspective.

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    Madhumita Roy

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Bombay, the city where Salman Rushdie spent his childhood, features prominently in four of his novels, namely Midnight’s Children (1981, The Satanic Verses (1988, The Moor’s Last Sigh (1995 and The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999. However, in traditional literary approaches, the built environment and the materiality of Bombay evident in Rushdie’s fiction are largely lost disallowing Rushdie’s portrayal of the city to be explained as the real-imaged lived space, which Henri Lefebvre (1991 defines as “representational space” and Edward Soja (1996 as “third space”. In the globalized world of ubiquitous placelessness, the strategies and the tactics of recovering the lived space, sometimes involving the micro level of the body and sometimes larger scales such as the communities, are matters of great significance for the prominent spatial thinkers of our times. Therefore, by considering that Rushdie’s depiction of Bombay provides an access to its lived space, and particularly concentrating on the issues related to the land-reclamation in Bombay, this paper finally aims to explore how Rushdie’s sense of place is a progressive, global sense of place, which neither collapses in to a reactionary nostalgia; nativist bigotry, nor does it surrender to a spectral, deterritorialized globality.

  11. Postcolonial Myth in Salman Rushdie’s The Ground Beneath Her Feet

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    Doncu Roxana Elena

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Postcolonial writers like Salman Rushdie often write back to the “empire” by appropriating myth and allegory. In The Ground beneath Her Feet, Rushdie rewrites the mythological story of Orpheus and Eurydice, using katabasis (the trope of the descent into Hell to comment both on the situation of the postcolonial writer from a personal perspective and to attempt a redefinition of postcolonial migrant identity-formation. Hell has a symbolic function, pointing both to the external context of globalization and migration (which results in the characters’ disorientation and to an interior space which can be interpreted either as a source of unrepressed energies and creativity (in a Romantic vein or as the space of the abject (in the manner of Julia Kristeva. The article sets out to investigate the complex ways in which the Orphic myth and katabasis are employed to shed light on the psychology of the creative artist and on the reconfiguration of identity that becomes the task of the postcolonial migrant subject. The journey into the underworld functions simultaneously as an allegory of artistic creation and identity reconstruction.

  12. Characters' Views and Perception : Hybridity and the Westerners in Two Indian Novels by Arundhati Roy and Salman Rushdie

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    Petersson, Pernilla

    2013-01-01

    In the two novels, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy and Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie, characters show that their preconceptions and encounter with the Westerners play a big role in how they view Westerners and/or Indians who have adapted to or grown up with the Western lifestyle. Due to Roy’s family being a group of “Anglophiles” and liking the British, they see Sophie Mol being half-Indian as positive. Padma, Saleem’s partner in Rushdie’s novel, on the other hand, is less fa...

  13. Comparative Review of Abu al-Tayyib al-Mutanabbi’s & Masu’d Sa’d Salman Odes

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    f Ishraqi

    2014-11-01

    This survey reviews similar contents of the two Divan using comparative aspect in Abu al-Tayyib and Masu’d Sa’d-i Salman’s poems. Several exemplifications show that Masu’d Sa’d-i Salman sometimes translated al-mutanbbi’s poets and used them artily. Sometimes however, we can find identical contents originating from connotation between the two poets, so they should not be considered as adoption or translation.

  14. Saleem Sinai – Number one of the 1001 Midnight’s Children. The display of inner and outer dimensions of understanding and not understanding within one of Salman Rushdie’s most read books

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    Alina Petra Marinescu

    2012-01-01

    ... people’s lives, Salman Rushdie’s novel, “Midnight Children” (1981), depicts the inner conflicts and the outside-bounded fight of the man struggling to stick to his primary identity in times of political, economic and cultural re-identification...

  15. Questioni di traducibilità nelle opere di scrittori postcoloniali. Un caso di riflessione: Midnight’s Children di Salman Rushdie

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    G. Gallo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to show the need to adopt a cultural approach in the translation of literary works, especially when these are the product of postcolonial authors. These works, coming from cultures that sometimes are very different from our western culture, tend to show a certain resistance to translation. A cultural approach requires, before translating the single sentence or word, a knowledge of the culture that has produced the text, of the history and literary heritage of that culture so as to better grasp intertextual references, as well as a reading of the other writings by the author whose text one has to translate. This article focuses on the incipit of the novel Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie, in particular on the phrase ‘once upon a time’ and its Italian translation suggesting a possibility that is slightly different from the one appearing in the Italian version of the book, yet, according to the author of this article, is more faithful to the Author’s intention. The alternative translation is motivated through an overview of Rushdie’s use of the English language and history, the assumed lack of historical sense in ancient India and the roots of such assumption, and historiography in India, as all these aspects are involved in the translation of this novel that is the product of a highly hybridized culture.

  16. Literature as Enchantment or the Regained Grandeur of the Novel: An Essay on Salman Rushdie’s Novel The Enchantress of Florence

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    Andriescu Garcia Anca

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available My essay intends to analyze the dialectic relationship between historical reality and fiction in the novel The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie. I will point out a sophisticated and playful story in which the author interweaves elements of history and literature, a game-story that transcends the canonical limits of postmodernism where the novel has constantly been placed by the critical establishment, and goes back to the beginnings, to the anthropological function of play as an essential human activity that was once defined by Johan Huizinga in Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-element in Culture. Moreover, my paper will explore how this play becomes Rushdie’s attempt to return to the original function of literature which used to enchant and inform at the same time. Once these roots have been reached, however, and the secondary reality of the literary game is well-established, Rushdie manages to break the barriers between reality and fiction, and through versatile textual mechanisms, to intermingle history and reality in a way that makes them merge. Consequently, he composes a play within fiction that is just as powerful as reality itself and suggests the fact that representation has more ontological consistency than the represented body or event itself. We exist as long as we are written and talked about, and nothing in the order of reality can be as powerful as the reality of language.

  17. Saleem Sinai – Number one of the 1001 Midnight’s Children. The display of inner and outer dimensions of understanding and not understanding within one of Salman Rushdie’s most read books

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    Alina Petra Marinescu

    2012-01-01

    Written as a statement against the tremble that wry modernization has brought to the Indian people’s lives, Salman Rushdie’s novel, “Midnight Children” (1981), depicts the inner conflicts and the outside-bounded fight of the man struggling to stick to his primary identity in times of political, economic and cultural re-identification. In order to psychically and physically outlive his times, Saleem Sinai is obliged to cope with his own process of cognitive dissonance and to deal with his lack...

  18. Imperi coloniali da Oriente a Occidente: immagini dell’Altro da Tacito a David Malouf, da Salman Rushdie a Michael Ondaatje

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    Elvira Gòdono

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Many centuries before Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1902 and Rudyard Kipling’s Kim (1901 were published, the East and West were still divided, as in Tacito’s De Germania, by a limes also visible in David Malouf’s An Imaginary Life (1978, in which the poet Ovid exiled at Tomi, is friends with the savage Child, of animal nature in a human body, similar to the metamorphic migrants of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses (1988, which hides the magnificent and ancient East of Mahābhārata and Rāmāyana in many Western identities, lost in diabolic European cities. This chaotic antithesis in Michael Ondaatje’s pages lets Sri Lanka’s childish ghosts float amidst stories of peregrination and in search of a Promised Land. In the Skin of a Lion (1987 includes an epigraph from the ancient poem of Gilgamesh, an Eastern echo in a novel profoundly important for many Western studies that often focus on the theory of the canon or on postmodern literature. These categories are discussed with the prospect of broadening cultural and post-colonial studies, in order to merge theory of genres and thematic criticism with anthropology, mythology, and ethnology. Multiple citations expand the original object of research, adding the colonial prophecy present in North American myths, as demonstrated by Margaret Atwood, Margaret Laurence or Lévi-Strauss. Incessantly moving from one space to another, authors give voice to the native cry from multiple perspectives, narrating – like all colonial empires founded on human cruelty– the beast’s nature that has shown its worst aspect.

  19. Saleem Sinai – Number one of the 1001 Midnight’s Children. The display of inner and outer dimensions of understanding and not understanding within one of Salman Rushdie’s most read books

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    Alina Petra Marinescu

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Written as a statement against the tremble that wry modernization has brought to the Indian people’s lives, Salman Rushdie’s novel, “Midnight Children” (1981, depicts the inner conflicts and the outside-bounded fight of the man struggling to stick to his primary identity in times of political, economic and cultural re-identification. In order to psychically and physically outlive his times, Saleem Sinai is obliged to cope with his own process of cognitive dissonance and to deal with his lack of understanding by means of myths and fictional representations up to creating a parallel existence. Being part of a family thatovercame the people’s general poverty, Saleem is born at the exact moment when India gains its Independence. Finding out that he is one of the 1001said-to-be-gifted midnight children, the boy identifies with his country’s fight and tries to understand all the events by transposing them into his own history.

  20. THE AXIS OF EVIL: THE ALLIANCE OF NEO-CONSERVATISM AND NEO-ORIENTALISM IN RUSHDIE’S SHALIMAR THE CLOWN / ŞEYTAN ÜÇGENİ: SALMAN RUSHDİE’NİN SOYTARI ŞALİMAR ROMANINDA AŞIRI SAĞCI NEO-CON’LAR İLE YENİ-ORYANTALİZM’İN İTTİFAKI

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    Beyazıt AKMAN

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available In this article, the Orientalist discourse in Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown (2005, one of the author’s most problematic Works and his first novel after 9/11, is analyzed. It is argued that rather than questioning the assumptions about the “Islamic terrorist” and its place in the Western collective conscious, Rushdie reinforces and licenses the intellectual neo-orientalist discourse of “the axis of evil” perpetuated by the Bush administration by applying the stereotypes and clichés about the East, without engaging in a dialogue to understand the Other or historicizing the subject matter. It is also aimed to expose how Rushdie’s so-called “insider” status that arises because of his Indian origin and coming from amonst Muslims, gives him an unfair credit and makes him all the more credible in the eyes of his readership, mostly the literary intelligencia of the West. By building on the old and new post-colonial scholarship of particularly Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, Mahmood Mandani, and Pankaj Mishra, it is analyzed how, unlike many intellectuals, Rushdie positions himself amongst the neo-conservatives of the United States.

  1. Humanistische voorbeeldfiguren in de romans van Salman Rushdie

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    Schreurs, M.

    2009-01-01

    Wie geïnteresseerd is in de vraag hoe Rushdie’s ideeën over de verhouding tussen Oost en West veranderd zijn in de periode tussen de verschijning van de roman The Satanic Verses in 1988 en de publicatie van de roman The Enchantress of Florence in 2008, die ontkomt er niet aan om eerst iets te zeggen

  2. Lipoid proteinosis, literature review and a case report | Salman ...

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    Lipoid proteinosis is a rare chronic inherited, autosomal, recessive metabolic disorder characterized by widespread of nodules, indurated plaques and ulcerated lesions primalarily involving skin and mucus membranes. Neurologic symptoms may occur when the central nervous system is involved. In the literature only ...

  3. Risk Factors for Early Preterm Birth at King Salman Armed Force Hospital in 2010.

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    Alansi, Badriah Ali; Mukhtar, Hytham Bahaeldin; Alazizi, Maher Ahmad; Zuiran, Amjad Ahmad; Al-Atawi, Areej Mohammed; Al-Sabah, Badriah Abdulrahman; Al-Yami, Shrooq Salem

    2017-12-15

    To investigate risk factors for early preterm birth. A retrospective comparative study was conducted at Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the period from January to December 2010. Five hundred and ninety-five patient's files and delivery registry logbooks were reviewed, the following information was collected; demographic data, current and past obstetric histories. Then the early and late preterm births were compared for various risk factors. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 22) was used. The Chi-square and t-test were used to test the statistical significance and a P-valuepreterm birth was found to be 2.5% in our study group. Women at risk for early preterm birth were: primigravidas (33.7% vs. 26.2% for control), P-value 0.039, OR 1.429 and 95% CI 0.982 - 2.079); multiple gestations (87.7% vs. 95.1% for control, P-value 0.002, OR 0.368 and 95% CI 0.196 - 0.688); and patients with a prior history of placental abruption (3.7% vs. 1.0% for control, P-value 0.027, OR3.928 and 95% CI 1.1360 - 13.586). Current study indicated that early preterm births differed from preterm as a whole; primigravida, multiple gestations and a history of placental abruption are independent risk factors for them.

  4. CONSTRUCTING A NEW INDIA:NATION, MYTH AND SALMAN RUSHDIE’S MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN

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    Daniels, Christie

    2013-01-01

    National identity at its root attempts to operate as a unifying force in a society. This identity is created through a guiding narrative which is rhetorically constructed. As such, myth plays a central role in the creation of nations and their identities. India, as a relatively new nation, serves as an interesting example of this phenomenon. Nehru in his “A Tryst with Destiny” speech on the eve of independence employs many types of myth as he attempts to unify a nation of the verge of being b...

  5. Religioon lõhestab maailma / Salman Rushdie ; tõlk. Külli-Riin Tigasson

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    Rushdie, Salman

    2005-01-01

    Autori sõnul on ajalugu näidanud, kui ohtlikud on politiseerunud religioonid, ning niipea, kui religioon haarab endale ühiskonna juhtohjad, viib see türanniani. Religioonid tungivad välja privaatsfäärist, kuhu nad peaksid kuuluma, ning pürgivad võimule

  6. Islam vajab reformatsiooni / Salman Rushdie ; tõlk. Külli-Riin Tigasson

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    Rushdie, Salman

    2005-01-01

    "Saatanlike värsside" autori arvates on vaja reformiliikumist, mis tooks islami põhialused moodsasse aega. Sellise liikumise loomiseks ja käigushoidmiseks on vaja uut hariduslikku tõuget. Autor ütleb, et kõiki, ka pühasid ideid tuleb kohandada vastavalt muutunud reaalsusele

  7. Difficulties Encountered during Transition from Preclinical to Clinical Endodontics among Salman bin Abdul Aziz University Dental Students

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    Mirza, Mubashir Baig

    2015-01-01

    Background: The quality of academic training can best be analyzed by including the student’s perceptions. The aim of this study is to evaluate the short comings in preclinical endodontic training and also to find out key areas to stress upon for better student understanding and treatment outcome. Materials and Methods: A total of 72 structured questionnaires were distributed to the dental students who have already entered or finished clinical endodontic training in 4th year after successfully completing the preclinical endodontic course in 3rd year. The questions were focused on the list of difficulties encountered during each step of endodontics including patient consideration, access related difficulties, difficulties during working length determination, cleaning and shaping and obturation. The difficulty level for each of the questions was also rated on a scale of 1-3. About 88% of the questionnaires were returned for evaluation. The obtained answers were analyzed generating a data showing the type and level of difficulty. Results: Locating the apical constriction and controlling the length of the master cone has the highest percentage of difficulty among all the groups. Conclusions: This study helped in highlighting key areas of difficulties faced by the students. The training for students in future needs to be amended so that they are better able to manage such difficulties. PMID:26225100

  8. Cultural and paradoxical values in advertising in Eastern Europe / Salman Saleem, Jorma Antero Larimo, Kadi Ummik, Andres Kuusik

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    2014-01-01

    Artiklis keskendutakse küsimusele, kas ja kuivõrd selgitab Hofstede kultuuri raamistiku ja väärtuse paradoksi teooria reklaamide olemust Eestis. Analüüsitakse 110 trükireklaami neljast väljaandest (Anne & Stiil, Director, Cosmopolitan ja Eesti Ekspress), kasutades Pollay klassifikatsiooni.

  9. An Introduction to Student Quality Circle at College of Business Administration, Salman Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia--An Empirical Study

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    Faridi, Mohammad Rishad; Al Kahtani, Nasser Saad; Alam, Teg; Malki, Said

    2014-01-01

    Catch 'em young for imparting hands-on rigorous academic training. This is what has been relentlessly pursued while dealing with the undergraduate students of business management who are to be thoroughly exposed to the whole gamut of quality work life. Whether they opt for corporate career or pursue masters or choose be an entrepreneur, their…

  10. Monitoring Protein Conformation Changes as an Activating Step for Protein Interactions with Cross-linking/MS Analysis. / Chen, Zhuo; Rasmussen, Morten; Tahir, Salman; Clark, C.A.C; Barlow, Paul; Rappsilber, Juri

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    Rasmussen, Morten

    -linked peptides have been enriched with SCX-StageTips. High resolution MS/MS spectra were acquired on an LTQ-Orbitrap mass spectrometer coupled online to a nanoHPLC. Singly and doubly charged ions were rejected for fragmentation. Peak lists were generated with MaxQuant. The database searches for cross......, the cross-link data and the crystal structure can be harmonized. We suggest that cross-linking can capture aspects of protein dynamics in solution that are not observable in static crystal structures....

  11. Analysis of Shiphandlers’ Eye-Gaze and Simulation Data for Improvements in COVE-ITS System

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    2017-06-01

    Figure 4. Approach Channel and Pier Setting of Port Mina Salman, Bahrain for the Simulation Exercise in COVE-3...for a novice group that entails mooring a DDG-51 at Mina Salman, Bahrain as a conning officer. The eye-tracking data during the simulated exercise...in consultation with the sponsor was an ADOC course capstone assessment exercise that entails mooring a DDG-51-class ship at Mina Salman, Bahrain as

  12. Kirjanik sõdib ühe raamatu avaldamise poolt ja teise vastu / Kaarel Kressa

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    Kressa, Kaarel, 1983-

    2008-01-01

    Ameerika kirjastuse Random House otsusest loobuda Sherry Jonesi romaani "Jewel of Medina" avaldamisest ning Salman Rushdie kohtuasjast teda solvanud Ron Evansi raamatu "On Her Majesty's service" vastu

  13. Обьявлен короткий список "супер-Букера"

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    2008-01-01

    Eripreemiale Best of Booker kandideerivast 6 kirjanikust peetakse favoriidiks Salman Rushdie't, kelle romaan "Midnight's children" võitis Bookeri auhinna 1981. a. Vt. ka Eesti Ekspress, 12. juuni, lk. B6

  14. Azoospermia factor microdeletion in infertile men with idiopathic ...

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    T. Atia

    2015-11-11

    Nov 11, 2015 ... a Medical Laboratory Sciences Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Salman ... of known risk factors such as genital infection, anatomical abnor- ... adding 10% of expected dropout, our study required a total of.

  15. Interleukin-10 gene promoter polymorphism as a potential host ...

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    Interleukin-10 gene promoter polymorphism as a potential host susceptibility factor in Pakistani patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. MS Afzal, S Anjum, A Salman, S Ashraf, ZUR Farooqi, T Ahmed, Y Waheed, I Qadri ...

  16. Mortality in Iraq Associated with the 2003-2011 War and Occupation: Findings from a National Cluster Sample Survey by the University Collaborative Iraq Mortality Study

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    Rawaf, Salman

    2013-01-01

    Salman Rawaf discusses the implications of the most recent estimate of excess deaths associated with the Iraq war and subsequent occupation in the context of the current situation in Iraq. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary.

  17. The 2003 Iraq War and avoidable death toll.

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    Rawaf, Salman

    2013-10-01

    Salman Rawaf discusses the implications of the most recent estimate of excess deaths associated with the Iraq war and subsequent occupation in the context of the current situation in Iraq. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary.

  18. The Arab Spring and civil-military relations : a preliminary assessment

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    abel

    demonstrators escalated there was a call for the end of the monarchy. The king consulted with his generals – in particular Shaikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa– and the American military, whose 5th Fleet is headquartered in Bahrain. The advice was that the discontent was a continuance of the decades of Shiite and Sunni ...

  19. Age-related changes of structures in cerebellar cortex of cat

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    Madhu

    The cerebellum is a region of the brain that is important for a number of motor and cognitive functions, including motor learning, time perception and precise movement (Thach. 1998; Salman 2002; Matsumura et al 2004). The cortex has become the focus of particularly intense research because it is presumed to be ...

  20. De correcte naam voor Cerastium holosteoides Fr.; een rectificatie

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    Salman, A.H.P.M.; Ommering, van G.; Voogd, de W.B.

    1977-01-01

    Dr. J. F. Veldkamp (Rijksherbarium, Leiden) was so kind to point out to us, that our new combination Cerastium fontanum Baumg. subsp. holosteoides (Fr.) Salman, van Ommering et de Voogd was incorrect. According to Art. 60 of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature the correct name or

  1. How newness enters a country : reception of the "postcolonial" in Estonia / Ene-Reet Soovik

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    Soovik, Ene-Reet, 1968-

    2006-01-01

    Postkolonialistliku tõlkekirjanduse retseptsiooni Eestis vaadeldakse kolme romaani põhjal: Arundhati Roy "Väikeste Asjade Jumal" (eesti k. 1997 ja 2004), Salman Rushdie "Mauri viimane ohe" (eesti k. 2001 ja 2008), Ben Okri "Näljutatud tee" (eesti k. 1998)

  2. An Analysis of Regime Transition: The Characteristics, Mechanism and Types of Change in Modern Political Systems

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    1993-06-17

    unstable (case l1b). Cases MIa and IIIb are representative of unconsolidated non- democracies. These regimes are non-democratic because the system fails...Bahrain - an exclusive, consolidated non-democracy. Bahrain’s government is a traditional monarchy ruled by Amir ’Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa , in which

  3. Siddiqui et al., Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. (2015) 12(3):42 ...

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    Proff.Adewunmi

    of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA. 3Dept. of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University,. Riyadh, KSA.4Dept. of Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, Salman bin Abdul Aziz University, Al. Kharj, Riyadh, KSA. 5Dept. of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, Faculty of ...

  4. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science - Vol 76, No 4 (2014)

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    Characterising the diameter distribution of Sal plantations by comparing normal, lognormal and Weibull distributions at Tilagarh Eco-park, Bangladesh · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Jiban Chandra Deb, Md Habibur Rahman Salman, Md Abdul Halim, Md ...

  5. Potential Anticonvulsant Activity of Ethanol Extracts of Cichorium ...

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    Salman bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia, 3Department of Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo. University, Egypt .... well as pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) and strychnine. (STN)-induced seizure tests. EXPERIMENTAL. Plant material. Fresh flowering stage aerial parts of Cichorium intybus L. and ...

  6. Massive Spontaneous Hemothorax, Giant Intrathoracic Meningocele ...

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    Massive Spontaneous Hemothorax, Giant Intrathoracic. Meningocele, and Kyphoscoliosis in Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Ayodeji Salman Yusuf, Ashok Pillai1, Sajesh K. Menon1, Dilip Panikar1. INTRODUCTION. Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF‑1) is an autosomal dominant disease with an incidence ranging from. 1 in 2500 to ...

  7. Songs and Verses of New Ethnicities: Resistance and Representation in Black British Culture

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    Francesco Cattani

    2015-11-01

    Proprio dopo questa polemica, non a caso, saranno pubblicati due testi centrali alla storia culturale della black Britain: “New Ethnicities” (1988 di Stuart Hall e The Satanic Verses (1988 di Salman Rushdie, in cui sembrano confluire in parte le riflessioni generate dalla visione di Handsworth Songs, che porteranno a una fondamentale ri-definizione e re-visione della blackness.

  8. Can Khan Move the Bell Curve to the Right?

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    Kronholz, June

    2012-01-01

    More than 1 million people have watched the online video in which Salman Khan--a charming MIT math whiz, Harvard Business School graduate, and former Boston hedge-fund analyst--explains how he began tutoring his cousins in math by posting short lessons for them on YouTube. Other people began watching the lessons and sending Khan adulatory notes.…

  9. Payload specialist Al-Saud siting in middeck area

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    1985-01-01

    Payload specialist Sultan Salman Abdelazize Al-Saud seated in a posture common to weightlessness as he logs notes in Discovery's middeck area. He has headphones on connected to a portable tape recorder. Behind him on the middeck lockers is a sign which reads 'Welcome to Riyadh'. On the other wall, a sleep restraint is attached to the lockers.

  10. Historien er ikke slut

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    Thurah, Thomas

    , Seamus Heaney, Stefan Heym, Peer Hultberg, Per Højholt, Imre Kertész, Jan Kjærstad, Ivan Klíma, Jaan Kross, Siegfried Lenz, Claudio Magris, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Cees Nooteboom, Ljudmila Petrusjevskaja, Christoph Ransmayr, Klaus Rifbjerg, Salman Rushdie, José Saramago, Peter Seeberg, Tage Skou...

  11. Detection of mutations in quinolone-resistant determining regions in ...

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    This study devotes to determine the resistance rate of fluoroquinolones for 112 Escherichia coli isolates from Prince Salman Hospital, Riyadh and to detect the mutations in the quinolone resistance-determining region (QRDR) of gyrA and parC in the fluoroquinolones resistant isolates. The resistance rate of ciprofloxacin for ...

  12. Impact of gonadectomy on sympatho-vagal balance in male and female normotensive rat

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    Pijacka, Wioletta; Clifford, Bethan; Walas, Dawid; Tilburgs, Chantal; Joles, Jaap A; McMullen, Sarah; Langley-Evans, Simon C

    OBJECTIVE: It is well established that autonomic nervous system and sympatho-vagal balance plays an important role in maintaining arterial blood pressure (ABP) (Salman IM., 2016) and that autonomic regulation of ABP differs between males and females (Hart EC et al., 2014). We hypothesised that sex

  13. Communicating with Parents of Children with Special Needs in Saudi Arabia: Parents' and Teachers' Perceptions of Using Email for Regular and Ongoing Communication

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    Dubis, Snaa; Bernadowski, Carianne

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study, by Snaa Dubis from Salman Bin Abdu Aziz University, Saudi Arabia, and Robert Morris University, USA, and Carianne Bernadowski from Robert Morris University, was to investigate parents' and special education teachers' perceptions of using email as a component of parental involvement in the academic and/or behavioural…

  14. Effect of sodium cyanide on the activities of some oxidative enzymes ...

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    Shahid

    2012-05-22

    May 22, 2012 ... 1College of Sciences and Humanity Studies, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz University, P. O. Box 83, Alkharj 11942, Kingdom of. Saudi Arabia. 2Department of Zoology, GC University, Faisalabad, ... absorbed and causes death by limiting the use of oxygen. (Egekeza and Oehme, 1980). It is a naturally occurring.

  15. Journal of Chemical Sciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences. Abdullah M A Asiri. Articles written in Journal of Chemical Sciences. Volume 121 Issue 6 November 2009 pp 983-987. Multifunctional switches based on bis-imidazole derivative · Abdullah M A Asiri Gameel A Baghaffar Khadija O Badahdah Abdullah G M Al-Sehemi Salman A ...

  16. Bases anatomiques des lésions de l'artère pudendale externe lors ...

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    Bases anatomiques des lésions de l'artère pudendale externe lors de la chirurgie des varices du membre pelvien. Magaye Gaye, Assane Ndiaye, Papa Adama Dieng, Aynina Ndiaye, Papa Salmane Ba, Souleymane Diatta, Amadou Gabriel Ciss, Jean Marc Ndiaga Ndoye, Mamadou Diop, Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Mouhamadou ...

  17. SUBJECT AND IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION IN THE SATANIC VERSES SUJEITO E IDENTIDADE EM CONSTRUÇÃO Os Versos Satânicos

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    HELENO GODOY

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    Full Text Available This essay is an analysis of Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Versesfocusing one of its character, Salahudin Chamchawala, and the three conditionsthat underline the process of identification, which he goes through, in theconstruction of his subjectivity and identity, between colonized/colonizer ordominated/dominator, as theorized by Frantz Fanon in Les DamnésEste ensaio é uma análise do romance The Satanic Verses, de Salman Rushdie,focalizando a trajetória de um de seus personagens, Salahudin Chamchawala,pelas três condições do processo de identificação, pelas quais ele passa, naconstrução de sua subjetividade e identidade, entre colonizado/colonizadorou dominado/dominador, tal como teorizado por Frantz Fanon, em Les Damnésde la Terre, e sumariado por Homi Bhabha, em The Location of Culture.

  18. English Heart, Hindi Heartland: The Political Life of Literature in India

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    Sadana, Rashmi

    2012-01-01

    English Heart, Hindi Heartland examines Delhi’s postcolonial literary world—its institutions, prizes, publishers, writers, and translators, and the cultural geographies of key neighborhoods—in light of colonial histories and the globalization of English. Rashmi Sadana places internationally recognized authors such as Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, and Aravind Adiga in the context of debates within India about the politics of language and alongside other writers, including K. Satchi...

  19. Rødder & Gule roser

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    Skyum-Nielsen, Erik

    2016-01-01

    Træer har rødder, mennesker har fødder, skal Salman Rushdie have sagt. Alligevel søger mange forfattere i dag deres rødder, forstået på den måde, at de opsporer deres egen oprindelse og kortlægger deres families historie. Gerne i omfangsrige romaner, der lægger op til at tænke i temaer som: Arv o...

  20. Topical piroxicam in vitro release and in vivo anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects from palm oil esters-based nanocream

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    Muthanna F Abdulkarim; Abdullah, Ghassan Z; Mallikarjun Chitneni; et al.,

    2010-01-01

    Muthanna F Abdulkarim1*, Ghassan Z Abdullah1*, Mallikarjun Chitneni2, Ibrahim M Salman1, Omar Z Ameer1, Mun F Yam1,3, Elrashid S Mahdi1, Munavvar A Sattar1, Mahiran Basri4, Azmin M Noor11School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia; 2School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 3Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, 4Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia; *The First and Second...

  1. Euro-Islam or Islam in Europe: The Role of Muslims and Their Organizations in Germany, Great Britain and the Netherlands

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    2011-06-01

    tumult around the Mohamed cartoons published in a Danish newspaper in 2006. Table 1. Muslims living in Europe 8...the Barelwi school of thought is a particular devotion towards the Prophet Muhammad . Thus, they were at the forefront of protests against Salman...Kingdom,‖ 549. 402 Muhammad Abdul Bari, ―I yearn for a foreign policy of which we can be proud,‖ The Guardian, (August 17, 2006), accessed May 02, 2011

  2. Migration and Literature

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    Frank, Søren

    We live in an age of migration and more and more authors have migrant backgrounds. Migration and Literature offers a thorough and thought provoking examination of the thematic and formal role of migration in four contemporary and canonized novelists, Günter Grass, Milan Kundera, Salman Rushdie, a......, and Jan Kjærstad. This book examines how these novelists reflect, problematize, and "resolve" the problems set by the migratory world and analyzes how the novels employ discursive strategies which emphasize their migratory and homeless form....

  3. Risk factors for amputation in extremities vascular injuries in Saudi Arabia

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    Al Wahbi A

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Abdullah Al Wahbi, Salman Aldakhil, Saud Al Turki, Abdulrahman El Kayali, Hussein Al Kohlani , Abdulaziz Al Showmer Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Abstract: Amputation is most closely associated with blunt, lower limb injuries associated with vascular trauma. These vascular injuries require a special attention to prevent life and limb loss. Patient outcomes can also be improved by organizing vascular trauma data into appropriate systems to facilitate future studies. Keywords: vascular injuries, extremities trauma, amputation, ischemia

  4. Postcolonial Strategies: Rushdie’s Tropicalized Tropes

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    Hennard-Dutheil, Martine

    2017-01-01

    How does newness come into the world? How is it born? Of what fusions, translations, conjoinings is it made?(The Satanic Verses) The “migratory” rhetoric of Salman Rushdie’s novels tampers with the English language from a position “between two worlds”. It displaces commonplaces and reinscribes familiar metaphors away from home, thereby infusing them with new life and fresh meaning. Written out of the tension with an imperial power, Midnight’s Children (abbreviated after quotations as MC) illu...

  5. The Rudi Carrell Affair and its significance for the tension between theoterrorism and religious satire

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    Paul Cliteur

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This article treats a largely forgotten or unknown episode in recent German and Dutch history, namely the intimidation of the Dutch‐German showmaster Rudi Carrell by representatives of the Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini in 1987. The author tries to analyze some of the moral and political dilemmas involved in this affair and makes some comparisons with later events, such as the fatwa on Salman Rushdie or the Cartoon Affair as featured in the latest satirical film by the Coptic Christian Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.

  6. O uso de videoaulas no ensino de matemática: um estudo de caso

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    Assis, Luciana Mafalda Elias de; Conceição, Fernanda Francieli da; Discente da Unemat

    2015-01-01

    Este trabalho investiga o processo de ensino e aprendizagem de conteúdos matemáticos quando apresentados através de videoaulas em um minicurso de EaD online. Possui um caráter qualitativo através de um estudo de caso onde os dados foram coletados a partir de um minicurso realizado em um ambiente virtual de aprendizagem, utilizando conversas em chats, e-mails e fórum. A análise dos dados coletados busca responder quais as contribuições das videoaulas elaboradas por Salman Khan para o processo ...

  7. From national allegory to cosmopolitanism: Transformations in contemporary Anglo-Indian and Turkish novels

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    Doğangün, S.A.

    2014-01-01

    In this study, I explore the transformation of contemporary Turkish and Anglo-Indian novels from national allegories to sites of multiple belongings by way of a comparative analysis. I analyse ten novels by Turkish and Anglo-Indian novelists that were published between 1973 and 2010: Adalet Agaoglu's ‘Lying Down to Die’ (1973), Orhan Pamuk's ‘Snow’ (2004), Salman Rushdie's ‘Midnight's Children’ (1981 ), Arundhati Roy's ‘The God of Small Things’ (1997), Aravind Adiga's ‘The White Tiger’ (2008)...

  8. Inmenso estrecho: Obstacles to Achieving Post-inmigration Identity Change in Spanish Short Fiction.

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    Ryan Prout.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available This article reads a selection of short stories from the Inmenso estrecho collection alongside work by psychologists of immigration. Salman Akhtar has systematised the adjustment process which a migrant must go through if he or she is to feel well adapted to his or her new culture and society. This process depends on a number of support factors being in place. Where these are not available the process of adaptation can be stymied and the article connects the difficulties of the fictional immigrants in the stories with the poor adaptations studied by Akhtar in his clinical work.

  9. Single-cell Sequencing of Thiomargarita Reveals Genomic Flexibility for Adaptation to Dynamic Redox Conditions

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    Matthias Winkel; Verena Salman-Carvalho; Tanja Woyke; Michael Richter; Heide N. Schulz-Vogt; Beverly E. Flood; Jake V. Bailey; Marc Mußmann

    2016-01-01

    © 2016 Winkel, Salman-Carvalho, Woyke, Richter, Schulz-Vogt, Flood, Bailey and Mußmann. Large, colorless sulfur-oxidizing bacteria (LSB) of the family Beggiatoaceae form thick mats at sulfidic sediment surfaces, where they efficiently detoxify sulfide before it enters the water column. The genus Thiomargarita harbors the largest known free-living bacteria with cell sizes of up to 750 μm in diameter. In addition to their ability to oxidize reduced sulfur compounds, some Thiomargarita spp. are ...

  10. L’inquiétante étrangeté et l’effrayante angoisse du traducteur israélien face au roman palestinien

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    EHESS), Sadia Agsous (CESSP –

    2017-01-01

    La traduction entre les langues arabe et hébraïque, et plus particulièrement, la traduction de la littérature arabe-palestinienne en hébreu, s’appuie sur des initiatives individuelles engagées par des Israéliens et des Palestiniens pour se présenter sous forme de résistance culturelle (Lerer, 2012). Cet article aborde la traduction vers l’hébreu de Yehouda Shenhav Shahrabani (1952-) du roman de l’écrivain palestinien Salman Natour (1949-2016) Zakira (Mémoire). Il s’agit, à partir de ce transf...

  11. Global art history

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    Petersen, Anne Ring

    2015-01-01

    scholars based in this region with a productive entry point into the study of the globalised art forms of today. By consciously and self-critically positioning ourselves in the semi-periphery of the global art world, we may be able to develop a kind of inside–outside perspective similar to the “stereo......-scopic vision” that Salman Rushdie famously attributed to migrants. Seeing the Western art world from the inside as well as the outside invariably involves comparison and inter- or cross-cultural analysis. Thus, contemporary comparative approaches would need to build on a critical revision of the Eurocentric......- and decolonial studies....

  12. Peran Pola Asuh Otoritatif Orang Tua, Pendidikan Orang Tua dan Jumlah Saudara Terhadap Kemandirian Anak

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    Wasinah Wasinah

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to determine the role of authoritative parenting, parents’ education, number of siblings toward independence at an early age children in kindergarten IT Salman Al Farisi. This research used quantitative approach with correlation type. The research subject was 53 students of kindergarten IT Salman Al Farisi Yogyakarta. Data collection instruments used in the form of guidelines for observation of independence, authoritative parenting scale, parents’ education questionnaire, and the questionnaire of siblings numbers. Data analysis techniques used multiple regression. The results showed that there were positive and highly significant role between authoritative parenting, parents’ education, and number of siblings toward independence together amounted to 39.6%. Specifically there is a positive role and very significant between authoritative parenting towards independence with a contribution of 27.2%, there is a positive role and significant correlation between parents’ education towards independence with a contribution of 21.2%, there is a positive role and very significant between number of siblings toward independence with contributions 51.6%. The results of this study can be used as information for guidance and counseling teachers in providing information to parents about appropriate parenting for children to make them grow and develop optimally.

  13. Between humans and beasts: the fictional uncanny in The Great God Pan and Shame

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    Shirley de Souza Gomes Carreira

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2017v70n1p91 The purpose of this work is to analyze two fictional works, Arthur Machen’s novella The Great God Pan and Salman Rushdie’s novel Shame, which contain unusual situations and events, examining them to discuss how the fantastic elements in both texts relate to the  context of production of the works, that is, respectively, the nineteenth century and the second half of the twentieth century. Machen promoted a break with the tradition of horror stories, then in vogue, and Rushdie introduced features of Magical Realism into the Indian Postcolonial Literature. Temporally distant, the two works resort to the same device, typical of fantastic fiction, the metamorphosis of characters, and, through it, the authors build a subliminal criticism of the political and social system dominant in their own time.

  14. ‘Praise to the Emptiness’ Locating Home in the Arab Diaspora

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    Sandhya Rao Mehta

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores the continuing negotiations which occur among the diasporic communities to arrive at definitions of home within the new geographical spaces occupied by them. Using the liminal and hybrid theories of Avtar Brah, Stuart Hall and their literary manifestations in Salman Rushdie and Meena Alexander, it explores the notion of home among the Arab diaspora in The United States, particularly as expressed by women writers. Using the specific example of Mohja Kahf’s the girl in the tangerine scarf, this study examines the way in which Muslim women in the diaspora struggle to find multiple possibilities of ‘home’. It presents the possibility that the inability to establish a final home could be a literary tool for the creative artist to examine multiple identities and inhabit marginal spaces in ways which are imaginative and hopeful rather than being zones of loss and longing.

  15. Pour une histoire de la dis/simulation - Per una storia della dis/simulazione

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    Jean-Pierre Cavaillé

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Introduction – version françaiseCe mois d’avril 2008, Salman Rushdie a déclaré lors d’un entretien télévisé que son abjuration devant des représentants de l’Islam « modéré » en 1990 des blasphèmes supposés contenus dans les Versets sataniques et sa profession de foi islamique lorsqu’il était sous le coup de la Fatwa lancée par l’ayatollah Khomeiny, n’avaient rien de sincères mais procédaient d’un esprit en état de choc, soumis à une terrible pression psychologique. L’écrivain reconnaît ainsi,...

  16. ESSURGIR E SOBREVIVER: O ENCONTRO ENTRE FÊNIX E SHERAZADE

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    Profª Drª Muna Omran

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O artigo reflete sobre a relação entre leitor e autor, história e ficção, e o grotesco, recorrendo ao romance O último suspiro do Mouro, de Salman Rushdie, publicado em 1996. Para melhor compreensão sobre o grotesco, recorreremos às reflexões de Kayser em O grotesco: configuração na pintura e na literatura. Para o teórico, a imagem de indivíduos fora dos parâmetros de normalidade ou torna estranho algo familiar, isto é, tornar perceptível algo corriqueiro através do exagero ou da deformação é grotesco.

  17. Pregnancy in dialysis patients: a case series

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    Al-Saran Khalid A

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Fertility is markedly reduced in patients with chronic renal failure. For women with pre-existing renal disease, pregnancy is associated with an increased rate of fetal complications and a considerable risk of renal disease progression. Due to substantial improvements in antenatal and neonatal care, fetal outcome has improved considerably in the last two decade. A Saudi survey which examined the frequency of pregnancy among women in end stage renal disease (ESRD and undergoing regular hemodialysis (HD, showed an incidence of 7% over a five year period (1.4 per year. This may reflect the cultural endorsement of having offspring. We hereby report 2 cases of successful pregnancy managed at the Prince Salman Center for Kidney Diseases (PSCKD.

  18. The advance of Islamism in Europe

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    Zoltán Kalmar

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Según la tesis central del ensayo en 1989 y en los años siguientes los analizadores políticos concentraron en los cambios de régimen en Europa Oriental y sus efectos mundiales y no prestaron bastante atención al giro importante que tenía lugar desde 1989 en la relación entre los países de Europa Occidental y los inmigrantes muslímicos. La profecía famosa hecha en tiempo de descomposición de la Unión Sovietica por Francis Fukuyama que la democracia liberal será un ejemplo a seguir para el mundo no se realizó. Al mismo tiempo Europa en estos tiempos tenía que hacer cara a la presencia del islam en Europa Occidental y al efecto político del islam.Palabras clave: dinastía Pahlavi, Ruhollah Jomeini, revolución iraní, islamismo, Salman Rushdie, Los versos satánicos, fatwa, Islam en Europa________________________________Abstract:The basic statement of the paper is that in 1989 and the subsequent years political analysts concentrated their attention on the changes of Eastern European régimes and the worldwide impact of these events while they neglected the major turn that took place in the relationship between Western European countries and Muslim immigrants in 1989. Francis Fukuyama’s famous prophecy delivered at the time of the Soviet Union’s demise, declaring that liberal democracy will become a worldwide blueprint for societies, did not hold. On the contrary, this was the first time when Europe truly had to face the presence of Islam in Western Europe and the effects of political Islam.Keywords: Pahlavi dynasty, Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian Revolution, Islamism, Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses, fatwa, Islam in Europe

  19. A Escrita Bastarda

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    Telma Borges da Silva

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Há uma tendência da produção literária contemporânea – por alguns denominada pós-moderna – que tem, explicitamente, optado por trabalhar com aquilo que Jacques Derrida chama de “perigo da imagem”, ou seja, algo que “engana a natureza maternal”: o suplemento. A história recente da descolonização desestruturou o mapa geopolítico do planeta, abriu fissuras nos metarrelatos e na historia tradicional para dar voz a sujeitos discursivos silenciados pela política legitimadora da modernidade. O surgimento dessas dissonâncias se impõe como um acréscimo que introduz as “variações imaginárias”, perturbadoras da plenitude eurocêntrica implantada com a política da colonização. Como pensar por meio da filosofia a literatura contemporânea?, é a pergunta que nos fazemos quando aproximamos tal conceito do romance O ultimo suspiro do mouro, do escritor indiano Salman Rushdie. Este trabalho objetiva explicitar de que forma o suplemento – tal como estudado por Jacques Derrida em Gramatologia – colabora para se compreender a estratégia de escrita do romance em epígrafe como uma escrita aqui denominada bastarda, cuja gênese é a rasura discursiva provocada pelo suplemento.

  20. The Utopian Promise: John Akomfrah’s Poetics of the Archive

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    Dara Waldron

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available John Akomfrah’s 'Handsworth Songs' (1986 and 'The Stuart Hall Project' (2012 bookend the British filmmaker’s career in a uniquely political sense. Both are implicitly concerned with the film archive, with the potential it accorded for poetic and political ends. Stuart Hall famously responded to the criticism of 'Handsworth Songs' by Salman Rushdie at the time of the film’s release, championing the Black Audio Film Collective, which Akomfrah was a founding member of, in their attempts to forge a new cinematic language to represent post-migrant minorities. Akomfrah’s method, in both films, is interesting in this regard; using archival footage, it constructs a collage-based film used to challenge hegemonic constructions of sound and image with regard to political representation in film. This article addresses this method. It takes the ‘utopian promise’, which Akomfrah associates with the archive, as a starting point to explore the theoretical alignment between the archival image and the future. As a result, the article pushes against responses to Akomfrah films that have sought to situate their content as exclusively concerned with issues of political representation in the present, exploring an Akomfrah poetics that comes out of a utopian tradition of thought concerned with thinking about the future; or at least, the possibilities of the future.

  1. Improving quality of life in patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration: focus on miniature ocular implants

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    Singer MA

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Michael A Singer1, Nancy Amir2, Angela Herro3, Salman S Porbandarwalla3, Joseph Pollard11Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates, San Antonio, TX, USA; 2Santa Rosa Low Vision Clinic, San Antonio, TX, USA; 3University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USAAbstract: Low vision devices in the past have been mainly extraocular. There are now four new devices in different stages of development and implementation that are currently available. Three of them, the Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT, VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Saratoga, CA, Intraocular Lens for Visually Impaired People (IOL-VIP, IOL-VIP System, Soleko, Pontecorvo, Italy, and Lipschitz Mirror Implant (LMI, Optolight Vision Technology, Herzlia, Israel are implanted into the anterior segment while the Argus II (Second Sight Medical Products, Sylmar, CA is implanted into the posterior segment. The goal of these devices is to increase the patient quality of life which has been measured by Visual Functioning Questionnaire (VFQ scales. The IMT is the only device that has been shown to increase the VFQ score by seven points at 6 months compared to baseline. It is the only FDA-approved device in the US while the Argus has been approved in Europe. Each of these prosthetics has potential benefits for patients.Keywords: IMT, IOL-VIP, LMI, Argus II 

  2. Distortion, Messianism, and Apocalyptic Time in The Satanic Verses

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    Clara Eisinger

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    Full Text Available Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses presents its readers with a striking perspective on apocalypse. Taking place in the context of a modernist, migrant worldview, this apocalypse works to unsettle its participating characters by teaching them how to create a world in which they might someday belong. Though often defined as destructive, the apocalypse as I define it involves a reaching for or gesture towards the impossible, which the Verses achieves through massive temporal distortion. Linear time finds itself subverted; characters’ narratives speed up or slow down, forcing them to question their various adventures in 1980s London. Rushdie’s protagonist Saladin Chamcha re-grasps and reinvents his world; his other protagonist, Gibreel Farishta, does not. For one man, apocalypse becomes a means of empowerment; for another, it develops into a black hole. Unlike real black holes, however, Rushdie’s apocalypse does not kill all who venture into it, but instead stretches its hardiest entrants both emotionally and intellectually before dropping them into a new universe. Apocalypse and the post-apocalyptic are not therefore to be feared but to be reached for: worthy achievements for those individuals who can survive the risk, the compression, and the disorientation to emerge in a ‘post’ that is not a wasteland but a realm of ceaseless energetic creation—a realm which allows migrants to construct for themselves better lives in the 21st century world.

  3. O uso de videoaulas no ensino de matemática: um estudo de caso

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    Luciana Mafalda Elias de Assis

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho investiga o processo de ensino e aprendizagem de conteúdos matemáticos quando apresentados através de videoaulas em um minicurso de EaD online. Possui um caráter qualitativo através de um estudo de caso onde os dados foram coletados a partir de um minicurso realizado em um ambiente virtual de aprendizagem, utilizando conversas em chats, e-mails e fórum. A análise dos dados coletados busca responder quais as contribuições das videoaulas elaboradas por Salman Khan para o processo de ensino e aprendizagem de Matemática Básica em um minicurso de EaD online possibilitando discutir a compreensão dos alunos em conteúdos matemáticos apresentados através de videoaulas. Palavras-chave: matemática; ambiente virtual de aprendizagem; ensino à distância online; pesquisa qualitativa.

  4. Management of neovascular age-related macular degeneration: current state-of-the-art care for optimizing visual outcomes and therapies in development

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    Full Text Available Aniruddha Agarwal, William R Rhoades, Mostafa Hanout, Mohamed Kamel Soliman, Salman Sarwar, Mohammad Ali Sadiq, Yasir Jamal Sepah, Diana V Do, Quan Dong Nguyen Stanley M Truhlsen Eye Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA Abstract: Contemporary management of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD has evolved significantly over the last few years. The goal of treatment is shifting from merely salvaging vision to maintaining a high quality of life. There have been significant breakthroughs in the identification of viable drug targets and gene therapies. Imaging tools with near-histological precision have enhanced our knowledge about pathophysiological mechanisms that play a role in vision loss due to AMD. Visual, social, and vocational rehabilitation are all important treatment goals. In this review, evidence from landmark clinical trials is summarized to elucidate the optimum modern-day management of neovascular AMD. Therapeutic strategies currently under development, such as gene therapy and personalized medicine, are also described. Keywords: AMD, neovascular AMD, choroidal neovascular membrane, pharmacogenomics, VEGF, low-vision rehabilitation, gene therapy

  5. Imaginary Homelands. Rappresentazioni incrociate di Oriente e Occidente nella letteratura di viaggio contemporanea

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    Luigi Marfè

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    Full Text Available Since the time of Herodotus’ Historiai, travel writing as a literary genre has been marked by an unspoken premise: Westerners would be the observing travellers, while Orientals or Easterners, on the contrary, the observed natives. Focusing on the recent development of an opposite «counter-travel writing» by extra-European authors who live in the West and face its contradictions, this essay defines the historical and literary changes that have overturned this paradigm. Caught between two cultures, two languages, and two nations, authors such as Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, and Suketu Mehta, have profoundly reshaped the representation of the cultural encounter between the West and the East. If “nation” consists in its “narration”, as Homi Bhabha puts it, the same concept of homeland loses its geographical roots and opens itself to the endless contaminations of a global world. West and East thus become “imaginary homelands”: ideal spaces for the renegotiation of cultures and identities which need always to be rethought, retold, and re-imagined.

  6. From Simulacrum to Phenomenon: the Status of Art in the Contemporary World

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    Roxana DONCU

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    Full Text Available In Fury, the story of a retired historian of idea that turns into a dollmaker and writer, Salman Rushdie takes up the mythical story of Pygmalion and Galathea and adapts it to the changing environment of the contemporary globalized world. Threatened by the mechanization of the human, the artist is forced to choose between exerting/resuming control over his creation or becoming prey to the Furies (symbols of his repressed traumas and frustrations. The first option is discarded, as the creator is envisaged as granting freedom to his creatures. The dillema is solved when art is reconceptualized as moving from representation to simulacrum (in the Delleuzian sense and given new meanings by the possibilities of the new electronic media, which abolishes the traditional linearity of the story for a simultaneity of multiple story lines. The artist learns to give up control over his production, as what really matters is the ongoing process of creation taking place in the “ocean of memory, imagination and dreams.”

  7. Nation, Identity, and Subjectivity in Globalizing Literature

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    Yasue Arimitsu

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    Full Text Available Since the end of the 20th century, particularly after the Cold War ended, national borderlines have been redrawn many times in the areas of the Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and a wide range of Asia, and people started crossing national borderlines to immigrate to other countries. As a result, the definition of a modern nation with one ethnicity, one language, and one culture collapsed. Under the policy of multiculturalism, Australia accepts immigrants from all over the world, and Australian literature at present is characterized as being ethnically, culturally, and linguistically hybrid. In this paper I look at Australian writers such as Brian Castro and Nam Le and compare them with other writers who are considered post-colonial writers, such as Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul and Kazuo Ishiguro. I focus on how these writers attempt to present their identities along with their subjectivities. I also compare them with a Japanese writer, Haruki Murakami, whose literary works are widely read throughout the world, crossing cultural, ethnic, and language barriers, even though he writes in Japanese and has a mono-cultural background. I investigate the reason why Murakami’s works are accepted by many contemporary readers worldwide. I finally explore the meaning of national identity and subjectivity in the globalizing world, and clarify the transformation of modern literature.

  8. Review of Green Arabia: Human Prehistory at the Crossroads of Continents

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    Joe Roe

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    Full Text Available ‘Green Arabia’ was a lively and smoothly run conference held at St John’s College, University of Oxford between the 2nd and 4th of April 2014. The facilities and organisation were excellent, and an opening address from HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul-aziz Al-Saud set the stage for a densely packed programme of world class research in Arabian archaeology. Papers arising from the organisers’ ongoing ERC-funded Palaeodeserts Project formed the backbone of four sessions on the environment and human landscape of early prehistoric Arabia. Michael Petraglia introduced this project in his keynote. The project targets an area largely neglected since systematic archaeological research began in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s, but which, as highlighted by Abdullah Alsharekh and Ali bin Ibrahim Al Ghabban, has recently been thrust onto the international research agenda. The central message that emerged over the two days was neatly summed up by Huw Groucutt: we can no longer ‘draw lines through Arabia’ when considering the dispersal of modern humans. The peninsula, linking Africa to Europe and Asia, was a critical nexus in early prehistory and demands the close attention of archaeologists in years to come.

  9. Trasgressori e assassini di bussole: scrittori sul confine

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    Silvia Albertazzi

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    Full Text Available Amitav Ghosh's novel The Shadow Lines (1988 is probably the most important fictional work to have appeared in South Asian literature in the last quarter of a century: it sums up and fictionalises all the major issues of Postcolonial literature – the search for identity, the need for independence and the difficult relationship with colonial culture, the rewriting of colonial past, an attempt at creating a new language and a new narrative form and the use of personal memory to understand communal past. In this article I try to show how Ghosh manages to do so by continually transforming the title metaphor, thus ever changing its meaning. The first part of the essay is devoted to the use of the image of borders in Postcolonial theory, and especially in Salman Rushdie’s critical essays, while the last section deals with a novel where the extreme possibilities of the same metaphor are exploited: Rayuela (Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar.

  10. Comparing the Efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy with Prolonged Exposure Therapy on the Trauma impact symptoms in Veterans Suffering from Chronic PTSD

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    A Maredpour

    2013-09-01

    Background and aim: Post-traumatic stress disorder is considered as set of symptoms developed afterward an individual witness, hear or involved. The current research was purposed to compare the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy with prolonged exposure therapy on the trauma impact symptoms in veterans suffering from chronic PTSD. Methods: in this clinical trail research randomly sampled 48 veterans diagnosed with PTSD who had psychiatric records in Salman City Hospital of Yasuj. The subjects devoted in three equal groups: two experimental and one control groups. As intervention procedures the two experimental groups were exposed to eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (5 sessions and prolonged exposure therapy (10 sessions respectively. The control group received none. Subsequent to the treatment period the triple groups were post-tested by the prior pre test scales. The data were analyzed by implementing univariate analysis of covariance (ANCOVA and Bonferroni post hoc test. Results: Both treatment procedures significantly reduced the trauma impact symptoms (p ≤0/001.The results also indicated that prolonged exposure therapy was more effective concerning the trauma impact symptoms improvement. Conclusion: Intervention treatment procedures such as eye movement desensitization, reprocessing therapy, and prolonged exposure therapy sustain sufficient efficacy in trauma impact symptoms improvement while prolonged exposure therapy exceeded significantly. Key words: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Eye Movement, Desensitization, Reprocessing, Prolonged Exposure Therapy

  11. Neither sword nor pen: phallacious impotence Neither sword nor pen: phallacious impotence

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    Eliana de Souza Ávila

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available This essay explores narrative crises in Salman Rushdie’s postcolonial novel Midnight’s Children by displaying the dynamics of its (resolutionist mechanisms. The main argument is that neither narratives of textual closure nor of open-endedness can be reduced to a mimetic politics (of determinism or relativism, to give just two examples, once solipsistic control over the text has been demystified. This irreducibility is demonstrated as the narrator’s discourse of authorial impotence seeks to deflect attention from the constructedness of his competing narrative of phallocentric resolution in order to upgrade the reliability of both his identitarian and his nonidentitarian politics. Among the questions the essay seeks to address are: How do the narrator’s contradictory discourses suppress class and gender conflicts in the novel? How can this suppression be understood as a ‘complicitous critique’ (Hutcheon of authoritarian narrativization? What are the narrative strategies used by Rushdie’s narrator(s and his characters to simulate change and dissimulate unchange, forestalling dialogic relationality with the other as self, and with the self as other? Keywords: historiographic metafiction; authorial control; narrative impotence; irresolution; ethics. Este artigo explora crises narrativas no romance pós-colonial Midnight’s Children, de Salman Rushdie, ao expor seus mecanismos de (resolucão. Parte-se do argumento principal de que nem as narrativas de fechamento nem as de abertura textual são redutíveis a uma política mimética (de determinismo ou relativismo, para dar apenas dois exemplos, uma vez que o texto potencializa a desmistificação de seu controle solipsista pelo autor ou pelo leitor. Essa irredutibilidade é demonstrada à medida que o discurso de impotência autoral do narrador distrai o leitor do discurso de legitimação falocêntrica de autor-idade para incrementar a confiabilidade de sua política, tanto

  12. O SKYPE NA PESQUISA PÓS-COLONIAL: REINVENÇÕES DE UM PESQUISADOR “ESTRANGEIRO”

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    Ana Paula Pereira Marques de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available DOI: 10.12957/periferia.2016.27490O presente texto visa contribuir para as reflexões acerca das interfaces tecnológicas nas pesquisas acadêmicas. De fato, nos dias atuais, é crescente a possibilidade de uso de equipamentos que intermediem a relação pesquisador – pesquisado, quer seja nas entrevistas ou discutir o próprio objeto de pesquisa através de ambientes virtuais. Utilizei o Skype nas entrevistas da minha pesquisa de Mestrado e o movimento de sentidos que se potencializou através da referida interface viabilizou a problematização da relação pesquisador – pesquisado, possibilitando discussões sobre o processo fugidio e imprevisível que envolve o contato com o Outro. Assim, em diálogo com Homi Bhabha, discutirei, neste artigo, o movimento do pesquisador sob a perspectiva do “estrangeiro”, uma noção que Bhabha (2013 utiliza em referência a Salman Rushdie, autor do livro Versos Satânicos, para ressaltar que os atores migrantes – políticos – contribuem para a produção de sentidos contínua. Neste sentido, o pesquisador, como estrangeiro, enredado num processo investigativo fluido, impossível de ser controlado, envolve-se nas significações sobre o encaminhamento das investigações e, de maneira salutar, disputa sentidos sobre o encaminhamento da pesquisa com todos os envolvidos no processo. 

  13. Screening of coeliac disease in undetected adults and patients diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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    Abdulrahman S. Al-Ajlan

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    Full Text Available The present study is to determine the prevalence and implication of coeliac disease (CD among adult Saudis and compared to those with diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome. This prospective study was conducted among 980 adults. Out of that, 482 subjects (staff and students of Riyadh Health Science College were designated as control cohorts for undetected coeliac disease. Furthermore, another contingent of 498 subjects diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS at Prince Salman Hospital and Al-Iman General Hospital also constituted a segment of the overall initial 1020 subjects. Both cases and control were tested for serological markers of coeliac disease (tissues transglutaminase (tTGAs and endomysial autoantibody (EMAs and were confirmed by histopathology test. All the positive for cases of coeliac disease were screened for iron deficiency anaemia, Vitamin D deficiency, and osteoporosis and weight assessment. The percentage of coeliac disease in control subjects and patients diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS were found to be 1.9% and 9.6% respectively, about 38% of the total coeliac disease patients are among females of middle age (20–39-years and 16% of the males in the same age range. Whereas, 20% and 25% of all coeliac disease cases with ages of 40–59 were remarked as females and males respectively. The identical nature and overlap of symptoms of the two conditions could possibly result in misdiagnosis of coeliac diseases or over-diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome. The findings of the study might also give considerable implications of the disease in the nutritional level which is noticeable.

  14. Trends in ultrasound examination in family practice

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    Ali F. Alamri

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    Full Text Available Background: Ultrasound examination is very frequently used for the evaluation of abnormalities in various organs of the body. Our aim was to determine whether the requests by family physicians (FPs for ultrasound examinations were appropriate. Our secondary objective was to enumerate positive and negative ultrasound reports for various diagnostic indications. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted during the period of month between June and August 2010, at the Family Medicine Department of North West Armed Forces Prince Salman Hospital, Tabuk. We reviewed the ultrasound requests of all patients included in this study and the findings of the procedure. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, version 16.0. Results: The requests and reports of 815 patients for ultrasound were reviewed. Females comprised 58.7% of the referred cases. The mean age of the sample at referral was 30 ± 18.5 for females and 34 ± 20.7 for males. Only 46% of the request forms contained conclusive information and instructions. Abdominal/pelvic ultrasounds were the most frequently requested; Nearly 71.2% of the ultrasound scans were normal. Abdominal/pelvis ultrasound was more likely to be reported as normal than ultrasound scans of other regions ( P = 0.007. Patients aged 41-60 years were more likely to have an abnormal ultrasound (P = 0.02. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that FPs have to be educated about imaging referral protocols in order to achieve better outcomes.

  15. "Resilience in Palestinian adolescents living in Gaza": Correction to Aitcheson et al. (2016).

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    Reports an error in "Resilience in Palestinian Adolescents Living in Gaza" by Rozanna J. Aitcheson, Soleman H. Abu-Bader, Mary K. Howell, Deena Khalil and Salman Elbedour ( Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy , Advanced Online Publication, May 30, 2016, np). There were grammatical errors to the Method section of the abstract and the Method subsection Participants. Corrected versions are provided. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2016-26488-001.) Objective: The pathogenic impact of ongoing political conflict on children and adolescents has been well-documented in the literature. The present study, by contrast, examined the factors that support adolescent health and utilized a salutogenic model to examine prevalence of depression and anxiety and predictors of resilience in a group of adolescents attending secondary school in Gaza. There were 335 Palestinian adolescents (n = 335) enrolled in 11th and 12th grades in secondary schools in Gaza refugee camps completed the Beck Depression Inventory, the Beck Anxiety Inventory, and self-report measures assessing coping skills, self-regulation, optimism, parenting style, family sense of coherence, national identity, ethnic identity, and other demographic variables. Participants with stronger national identity, stronger family sense of coherence, greater self-regulation, and more optimism reported less depressive and anxious symptoms. In a logistic regression analysis, significant predictors of resilience (minimal to no anxiety and depression, n = 135) were age, optimism, family sense of coherence, ethnic identity, self-regulation, and coping skills. These findings indicate that older age, optimism, perception of family seeing the world as comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful, stronger Arab ethnic identity, greater self-regulation and stronger coping skills promote adolescent adaptation and health. Salutogenesis frames information about how resilient youth

  16. Construction and Validation of the Persian Version of Self-Management Scale of Chronic Spinal Pains

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    Mahtab Bazyari Meymand

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    Full Text Available Background: Nowadays, one of the most important concepts in the health system associated with the treatment and reduction of chronic spinal pain is self- management. According to the gap of a tool to measure this concept, this study was performed with the aim of construction and validation of Persian version of self- management scale of chronic spinal pains. Materials & Methods: The present study was descriptive and correlational study that it was performed in 2016 on 301 patients with chronic spinal pains who were referred to the Persian Gulf Martyrs Hospital, Salman Farsi, Physiotherapeutic centers and orthopedist and physical medicine and spine rehabilitation doctors' offices in Bushehr by using convenient simple sampling. In this study, the statistical methods of exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, convergent and content validity and test-retest reliability and Cronbach's alpha using SPSS 21 software and AMOS 20 were used. Results: Based on the results three factors including medical emotional and functional self management were extracted which overall, it could explain 39.32% of self-management variable of chronic spinal pain. Also, fitness indexes were estimated at an acceptable level (AGFI=0.91, GFI=0.95, NFI=0.92, GFI=0.95, RMSEA=0.08, c2/df=2.65. Content validity (0.80, convergent validity (with Nicolas self management of chronic pain, psychological hardiness, self-efficacy of pain, pain catastrophic thoughts and beliefs and perception of pain with coefficient 0.68, 0.47, 0.50, -0.26 and -0.33, test-retest reliability (0.87 and reliability using Cronbach's alpha (0.79 were confirmed. Conclusion: According to all the indicators of reliability and validity were estimated in a satisfactory condition, so it can be used in areas of research, evaluation and treatment of chronic spinal pain. 

  17. Comparing bevacizumab and ranibizumab for initial reduction of central macular thickness in patients with retinal vein occlusions

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    Full Text Available Michael A Singer,1 Steven R Cohen,2 Sylvia L Groth,3 Salman Porbandarwalla21Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates (MCOA, San Antonio, Texas, USA; 2Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA; 3University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAPurpose: To examine short-term effects of ranibizumab versus bevacizumab on reduction of optical coherence tomography (OCT central macular thickness (CMT in patients with macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusions (RVOs.Methods: This is a retrospective analysis in which patients with RVOs were injected with either bevacizumab or ranibizumab. At 2 weeks, all patients were injected with a dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex®. CMT on OCT and best-corrected visual acuity were obtained at baseline, at 2 weeks (just prior to the dexamethasone intravitreal implant, and 6 weeks.Results: Sixty-four patients received injections (32 bevacizumab; 32 ranibizumab. At 2 weeks, bevacizumab group had a mean (±standard error of mean [SEM] CMT reduction of 26.2% ± 3.4% versus 47% ± 3.5% reduction with ranibizumab (P < 0.0001. At 6 weeks, there was a 31.6% ± 3.2% CMT reduction with bevacizumab versus 52% ± 3.2% with ranibizumab (P < 0.0001. At 2 weeks, 15 (9% of bevacizumab patients versus 25 (78.1% ranibizumab patients achieved OCT CMT < 300 µm (P = 0.0192. At 6 weeks, 18 (56.3% of bevacizumab compared to 30 (93.8% of ranibizumab patients achieved CMT < 300 µm (P = 0.0010. Visual acuity was not significantly different at each time interval between the groups.Conclusion: Ranibizumab appears to have a greater effect in the short-term of decreasing macular edema on OCT when compared to bevacizumab in patients with RVOs.Keywords: anti-VEGF, central macular thickness, dexamethasone, intravitreal implant, macular edema, retinal vein occlusion

  18. Inflammation as a contributing factor among postmenopausal Saudi women with osteoporosis

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    Al-Daghri, Nasser M.; Aziz, Ibrahim; Yakout, Sobhy; Aljohani, Naji J.; Al-Saleh, Yousef; Amer, Osama E.; Sheshah, Eman; Younis, Ghaida Zakaria; Al-Badr, Fahad Badr M.

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    Abstract Postmenopausal osteoporosis is an important metabolic bone disease characterized by rapid bone loss occurring in the postmenopausal period. Recently, the most prevalent form of clinically significant osteopenia and osteoporosis involves various inflammatory conditions. The aim of the study is to evaluate the association between proinflammatory markers (interleukin [IL]-1β, IL-6, TNF-α) with bone turnover markers (BTMs) in postmenopausal Saudi women with and without osteoporosis. A total of 200 postmenopausal Saudi women ≥50 years old, 100 with osteoporosis and 100 without osteoporosis (control) were recruited under the supervision of qualified physicians in King Salman Hospital and King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Serum tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), IL-1, IL-4, IL-6, and parathyroid hormone (PTH) were determined using Luminex xMAP technology. N-telopeptides of collagen type I (NTx) was assessed using ELISA, 25(OH) vitamin D and osteocalcin were determined using electrochemiluminescence, serum calcium and inorganic phosphate (Pi) were measured by a chemical analyzer. Serum IL-1β, IL-6, NTx, and PTH levels in women with osteoporosis were significantly higher than controls. Although IL-4 and osteocalcin were significantly lower than controls. IL-1β and TNF-α were positively associated with NTx in osteoporosis women. TNF-α, IL-6, and TNF-α were positively correlated with IL-lβ in both groups. A significant negative correlation between osteocalcin and IL-1β in healthy women and women with osteoporosis were observed. Findings of the present study implicate a role for cytokine pattern-mediated inflammation in patients with osteoporosis. PMID:28121926

  19. Factors affecting response to hepatitis B vaccine among hemodialysis patients in a large Saudi Hemodialysis Center.

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    Al Saran, Khalid; Sabry, Alaa; Al Halawany, Zakaria; Ismail, Mahmoud

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    The aim of this study is to determine the response to hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination in patients on hemodialysis (HD) and to identify the factors that could affect this response. This retrospective study was carried out during the period from January 2009 to December 2009 in the Prince Salman Center for Kidney Diseases (PSCKD), Riyadh, and included 144 patients (78 males and 66 females) on regular HD, all of whom received hepatitis B vacci-nation. Patients were divided into two groups according to the level of hepatitis B surface antibodies (HBsAb): Responders group (>10 IU/L) and non-responders group (vaccination, like gender, age, co-existence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, dialysis adequacy that was evaluated by urea reduction ratio (URR) and Kt/V, hemoglobin level, albumin level, protein catabolic rate (PCR), body mass index (BMI), subjective global nutritional status (SGA) and HbA1c. There were 129 patients (89.6%) in the responders group including 69 males and 60 females and 15 patients (10.4%) in the non-responders group including nine males and six females. The mean age in the responders group and the non-responders group was 50.56 ± 15.35 and 56.87 ± 12.52 years, respectively (P = 0.128). The mean value of the PCR was 1.03 ± 0.17 and 0.88 ± 0.17 g/kg/day in the responders group and non-responders group, respectively (P = 0.002). There was no statically significant difference between the two groups regarding the presence or absence of HCV infection, age, gender, diabetes mellitus, URR, Kt/V, hemoglobin level and albumin level. We report a high response rate (89%) for HBV vaccination in our HD patients. The PCR was the only factor that affected the response to HBV vaccination in these patients.

  20. Spirituality and well being among elders: differences between elders with heart failure and those without heart failure

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    Mary T Quinn Griffin

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    Full Text Available Mary T Quinn Griffin1, Yi-Hui Lee2, Ali Salman1, Yaewon Seo1, Patricia A Marin3, Randall C Starling3, Joyce J Fitzpatrick11Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH; 2College of Nursing and Health Wright State University Dayton, OH; 3Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OhioAbstract: Heart failure is a chronic debilitating disease that affects all aspects of a person’s life, including physical, mental and spiritual dimensions. The associations among these dimensions, and the relationship to overall health status, have not been clearly identified. The purpose of this quantitative, descriptive study was to explore differences between spirituality, depressive symptoms, and quality of life among elders with and without heart failure. A total of 44 elders with heart failure and 40 non-heart failure elders completed several questionnaires including: The Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale (DSES, Spirituality Index of Well-Being (SIWB, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D, and SF-12™ Health Survey. There were significant differences in the groups on gender and ethnicity; thus these variables were controlled in the analyses related to the dependent variables. After controlling for gender and ethnicity, there were significant differences in the physical component of quality of life and spiritual well-being. The heart failure patients had significantly lower physical quality of life but more spiritual well-being than the non-heart failure patients. There were no significant differences in daily spiritual experiences, mental component of quality of life, and depressive symptoms between the two groups.Keywords: spiritual experience, spiritual well-being, heart failure, depressive symptoms, quality of life, elders

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    Full Text Available Violent Democracies in Latin America, edited by Enrique Desmond Arias and Daniel M. Goldstein; reviewed by Rivke Jaffe, p. 124Violence, Coercion, and State-Making in Twentieth Century Mexico. The Other Half of the Centaur, edited by Wil Pansters; reviewed by Markus-Michael Müller, p. 126Police Reform in Mexico. Informal Politics and the Challenge of Institutional Change, by Daniel M. Sabet; reviewed by Wil G. Pansters, p. 128Bribes, Bullets and Intimidation: Drug Trafficking and the Law in Central America, by Julie Marie Bunck and Michael Ross Fowler; reviewed by Sonja Wolf, p. 132Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City, edited by Dennis Rodgers, Jo Beall and Ravi Kanbur; reviewed by Christien Klaufus, p. 133Latin America’s Turbulent Transitions: The Future of Twenty-First Century Socialism, by Roger Burbach, Michael Fox and Federico Fuentes; reviewed by Barry Cannon, p. 136Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion, by Arnold August; reviewed by Antonio Carmona Báez, p. 138Bolivia: Processes of Change, by John Crabtree and Ann Chaplin; reviewed by Gonzalo Rojas-Ortuste, p. 140The Rise of Ethnic Politics in Latin America, by Raúl L. Madrid; reviewed by Ton Salman, 142Intimate Indigeneities. Race, Sex, and History in the Small Spaces of Andean Life, by Andrew Canessa; reviewed by Annelou Ypeij, p. 145¡Américas Unidas! Nelson A. Rockefeller’s Office of Inter-American Affairs (1940-1946, edited by Gisela Cramer and Ursula Prutsch; reviewed by Darlene J. Sadlier, p. 146How a Revolutionary Art became Official Culture: Murals, Museums, and the Mexican State, by Mary Coffey; reviewed by Paula López Caballero, p. 148Sugar, Slavery, Christianity and the Making of Race, by Mark Edelman Boren; reviewed by Gert Oostindie, p. 150

  2. Global art history: a view from the North

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    Anne Ring Petersen

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    Full Text Available “Southern” perspectives on unequal development are undeniably much needed. Yet, Southern perspectives on art and culture sometimes construct a homogenising image of the West. As a result, they are prone to uphold and perhaps even reinforce the dichotomy between “the North” and “the South” rather than deconstruct it. Conversely, this article aims to pluralise the West by contributing to the discussion of differential perspectives on art and cultural identity within the West. I wish to suggest that a Northern perspective—or to be more specific, a semi-peripheral Nordic perspective—might provide scholars based in this region with a productive entry point into the study of the globalised art forms of today. By consciously and self-critically positioning ourselves in the semi-periphery of the global art world, we may be able to develop a kind of inside–outside perspective similar to the “stereo-scopic vision” that Salman Rushdie famously attributed to migrants. Seeing the Western art world from the inside as well as the outside invariably involves comparison and inter- or cross-cultural analysis. Thus, contemporary comparative approaches would need to build on a critical revision of the Eurocentric bias endemic in art history's long tradition of cross-cultural comparison. Accordingly, the second aim of this article is to discuss the potential of comparative approaches and, in continuation thereof, what scholars in the Nordic semi-periphery could learn from the Southern perspectives of post- and decolonial studies.

  3. Knowledge, attitude and practice of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus towards complementary and alternative medicine.

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    Al-Eidi, Sulaiman; Tayel, Salwa; Al-Slail, Fatima; Qureshi, Naseem Akhtar; Sohaibani, Imen; Khalil, Mohamed; Al-Bedah, Abdullah Mohammad

    2016-05-01

    The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is relatively common among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) around the world. Like many other countries, Saudi Arabia has a high incidence of T2DM, and incorporates the use of CAM in its treatment. This study explores the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of CAM therapies among patients with T2DM and explores the relationships between sociodemographics and the KAP of CAM modalities. This is a hospital-based, observational, cross-sectional study that selected 302 outpatients with T2DM, from Diabetic Center of King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Hospital, in Riyadh city, in May 2014. Patients were interviewed using a predesigned questionnaire. The mean age of patients was (51.6 ± 10.6) years and 43.4% of them were males. The prevalence of CAM practices was 30.5%; 30.39% of them used herbs, 20.58% used wet cupping and 17.64% used nutritional supplements and other therapies. The factors found to predict the use of CAM therapies among patients with T2DM were: age above 51 years, unemployment and the participants± knowledge about the effectiveness of CAM products. This preliminary study estimated the prevalence of CAM use, revealed positive attitude towards CAM and found three significant predictors of CAM use among patients with T2DM, which is consistent with regional data. A community-based research with a larger sample that targets T2DM population is needed in Saudi Arabia.

  4. Innovations in the Poetry Form by Sheikh Sa'd od-Din Ahmad Ansari

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    Lahuri. Parvin Ghaemi (ed., Tehran: Peyman.12.  Maqsudi, Noor od-Din (N.D..  Continuous Quatrain. Ferdowsi Journal. No 4.13.  Mo’tamen, Zeinol’abedin (1352.  Persian poetry evolution. Tehran: Ketabkhane Tahori.14.  Molavi, Jalal od-Din Mohammad bin Mohammad (1346. Shams Tabrizi’s Divan. Badee'ozaman Foruzanfar (ed., Tehran: Enteshrat Daneshgah.15.  ------------------------------------------------------------ (1385. Masnavi Ma'navi. R. Nicholson (ed., Tehran: Arvand.16.  ------------------------------------------------------------ (1387. Ghazaliat Shams-e Tabrizi. Mohamad Reza Shafiee Kadkani (ed., Tehran: Sokhan.17.  Natel Khanlari, Parviz (1377. Seventy speeches (poetry and art. Tehran: Toos.18.  Nima Yushij, Ali Esfandiari (1389.  Collection of Nima Yushij’s Poems. Tehran: Zarin. 19.  Omranpour, Mohammad Reza (1383.  Music of rhyme in M. Sereshk (Mohammad Reza Shafi’ee Kadkani. Literary Research Quarterly, no 6.20.  Rami, Sharaf od-Din Hasan bin Mohammad. (1385. Haqayeq ol-Hadaeq. Mohammad Kazem Imam (ed., Tehran: University of Tehran.21.  Rastegar Fasai, Mansur (1380.  Persian poetry Genres. Shiraz: Navid.22.  Salman Savoji, Salman bin Mohammad (1389. Salman Savoji’s Divan. Tehran: Sokhan.23.  Setayesh, Nasrin (1387. Innovation in rhyme in Mewlana’s Ghasals. Keyhan Farhangi. No. 269.24.  Shafi’ee Kadkani, Mohammad Reza (1376. Second Millennium of Musk-deer. Tehran: Sokhan.-------------------------------------------- (1389. Music of Poetry. Tehran: Sokhan.

  5. Cholesterol biosynthesis inhibitor RO 48-8071 suppresses growth of hormone-dependent and castration-resistant prostate cancer cells

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Yayun Liang,1 Benford Mafuvadze,1 Johannes D Aebi,2 Salman M Hyder1 1Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center and Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA; 2Medicinal Chemistry, Roche Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED, Roche Innovation Center Basel, F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Basel, Switzerland Abstract: Standard treatment for primary prostate cancer includes systemic exposure to chemotherapeutic drugs that target androgen receptor or antihormone therapy (chemical castration; however, drug-resistant cancer cells generally emerge during treatment, limiting the continued use of systemic chemotherapy. Patients are then treated with more toxic standard therapies. Therefore, there is an urgent need for novel and more effective treatments for prostate cancer. The cholesterol biosynthetic pathway is an attractive therapeutic target for treating endocrine-dependent cancers because cholesterol is an essential structural and functional component of cell membranes as well as the metabolic precursor of endogenous steroid hormones. In this study, we have examined the effects of RO 48-8071 (4'-[6-(allylmethylaminohexyloxy]-4-bromo-2'-fluorobenzophenone fumarate; Roche Pharmaceuticals internal reference: RO0488071 (RO, which is an inhibitor of 2, 3-oxidosqualene cyclase (a key enzyme in the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway, on prostate cancer cells. Exposure of both hormone-dependent and castration-resistant human prostate cancer cells to RO reduced prostate cancer cell viability and induced apoptosis in vitro. RO treatment reduced androgen receptor protein expression in hormone-dependent prostate cancer cells and increased estrogen receptor β (ERβ protein expression in both hormone-dependent and castration-resistant prostate cancer cell lines. Combining RO with an ERβ agonist increased its ability to reduce castration-resistant prostate cancer cell viability. In addition, RO effectively suppressed the

  6. The efficacy of the semi-blind approach of transversus abdominis plane block on postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair: a prospective randomized double-blind study

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    Full Text Available A Ebru Salman,1 Fahri Yetisir,2 Banu Yürekli,3 Mustafa Aksoy,1 Murat Yildirim,2 Mehmet Kiliç21Anesthesiology and Reanimation Department, 2General Surgery Department, Atatürk Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey; 3Endocrinology Department, Bozyaka Research and Training Hospital, Izmir, TurkeyPurpose: In this prospective, randomized, double-blind study, our aim was to compare the analgesic efficacy of the semi-blind approach of transversus abdominis plane (TAP block with a placebo block in patients undergoing unilateral inguinal hernia repair.Methods: After receiving hospital ethical committee approval and informed patient consents, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA I–III patients aged 18–80 were enrolled in the study. Standard anesthesia monitoring was applied to all patients. After premedication, spinal anesthesia was administered to all patients with 3.5 mL heavy bupivacaine at the L3-L4 subarachnoid space. Patients were randomly allocated into 2 groups. Group I (n = 32 received a placebo block with 20 mL saline, Group II (n = 32 received semi-blind TAP block with 0.25% bupivacaine in 20 mL with a blunt regional anesthesia needle into the neurofascial plane via the lumbar triangle of Petit near the midaxillary line before fascial closure. At the end of the operation, intravenous (IV dexketoprofen was given to all patients. The verbal analog scale (VAS was recorded at 2, 4, 6, 12, and 24 hours postoperatively. Paracetamol IV was given to patients if their VAS score > 3. A rescue analgesic of 0.05 mg/kg morphine IV was applied if VAS > 3. Total analgesic consumption and morphine requirement in 24 hours were recorded.Results: TAP block reduced VAS scores at all postoperative time points (P < 0.001. Postoperative analgesic and morphine requirement in 24 hours was significantly lower in group II (P < 0.01.Conclusion: Semi-blind TAP block provided effective analgesia, reducing total 24-hour postoperative analgesic

  7. The Prevalence and Risk Factors of Osteoporosis among a Saudi Female Diabetic Population

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    Ibrahim Abdulrazag AL-Homood

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    Full Text Available AIM: This study aimed to assess the prevalence and determinants of osteoporosis [lumbar spine (LS and femoral neck (FN] among patients with type 2 diabetes at King Salman Hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred seventy patients with type 2 diabetes were enrolled in this cross-sectional study in the period from the 1st of January until the 1st of July 2015. Patient selection was based on self-report of the previous diagnosis by a physician, being on an antidiabetic agent, or a fasting glucose of 126 mg/dl as per the American Diabetes Association criteria. A dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scan with the bone mineral density (BMD categorization based on the WHO cut of levels of T-scores and determination of vitamin D levels were performed. A detailed questionnaire was used to collect demographic data. RESULTS: Out of 170 participants, 50 (29.4% were diagnosed as having osteoporosis, while 68 (40% were diagnosed with osteopenia. Age was determined as a risk factor for a decreased BMD in patients with osteopenia (odds ratio (OR = 1.1, 95% confidence interval (CI = (1.0-1.1, p = 0.039 and osteoporosis (OR = 1.1, CI = 1.0-1.2, p < 0.001. Similarly, oral hypoglycemic agents (OHA increased the risk of decreased BMD in osteopenia (OR = 2.6; CI = 1.0-6.7; p = 0.023 as well as osteoporosis, (OR = 3.8; CI = 1.3-10.9; p = 0.013, while vitamin D deficiency increased the risk of osteopenia OR = 3.0; CI = 1.2-7.2; p = 0.012. Increased BMI decreased the risk of both osteopenia and osteoporosis (OR = 0.9; CI = 0.9-0.99; p = 0.031 vs. OR = 0.9; CI = 0.80-0.95; p = 0.003. CONCLUSION: Advanced age, OHA and vitamin D deficiency are determinants of decreased BMD in Saudi women with type 2 diabetes, while an increased BMI protects against low BMD.

  8. The Prevalence and Risk Factors of Osteoporosis among a Saudi Female Diabetic Population

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    AL-Homood, Ibrahim Abdulrazag; Sheshah, Iman; Mohammed, Abdel Gaffar A.; Gasim, Gasim I.

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    AIM: This study aimed to assess the prevalence and determinants of osteoporosis [lumbar spine (LS) and femoral neck (FN)] among patients with type 2 diabetes at King Salman Hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred seventy patients with type 2 diabetes were enrolled in this cross-sectional study in the period from the 1st of January until the 1st of July 2015. Patient selection was based on self-report of the previous diagnosis by a physician, being on an antidiabetic agent, or a fasting glucose of 126 mg/dl as per the American Diabetes Association criteria. A dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scan with the bone mineral density (BMD) categorization based on the WHO cut of levels of T-scores and determination of vitamin D levels were performed. A detailed questionnaire was used to collect demographic data. RESULTS: Out of 170 participants, 50 (29.4%) were diagnosed as having osteoporosis, while 68 (40%) were diagnosed with osteopenia. Age was determined as a risk factor for a decreased BMD in patients with osteopenia (odds ratio (OR) = 1.1, 95% confidence interval (CI) = (1.0-1.1), p = 0.039) and osteoporosis (OR = 1.1, CI = 1.0-1.2, p < 0.001). Similarly, oral hypoglycemic agents (OHA) increased the risk of decreased BMD in osteopenia (OR = 2.6; CI = 1.0-6.7; p = 0.023) as well as osteoporosis, (OR = 3.8; CI = 1.3-10.9; p = 0.013), while vitamin D deficiency increased the risk of osteopenia OR = 3.0; CI = 1.2-7.2; p = 0.012). Increased BMI decreased the risk of both osteopenia and osteoporosis (OR = 0.9; CI = 0.9-0.99; p = 0.031 vs. OR = 0.9; CI = 0.80-0.95; p = 0.003). CONCLUSION: Advanced age, OHA and vitamin D deficiency are determinants of decreased BMD in Saudi women with type 2 diabetes, while an increased BMI protects against low BMD. PMID:28507624

  9. Posthospital follow-up visits and 30-day readmission rates in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Fidahussein SS

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    Full Text Available Salman S Fidahussein,1 Ivana T Croghan,2 Stephen S Cha,3 David L Klocke4 1Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT, 2Department of Medicine Clinical Research Office, 3Department of Health Sciences Research, 4Division of Hospital Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA Purpose: To examine the effect of a follow-up visit with a primary care physician and/or pulmonologist within the first 30 days of hospital discharge on readmissions, emergency department (ED visits, and mortality. Patients and methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of 7,102 unique patients discharged from a Mayo Clinic hospital in Rochester, MN, and residing in Olmsted County, MN, with any mention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD from January 1, 2004 through November 30, 2011. The study included 839 patients who met study-entry criteria. Cox proportional hazards regression was performed to determine the risk of hospital readmission, ED visits, and death of patients, with or without a follow-up visit during the first 30 days postdischarge. Results: Our results showed 839 unique patients experienced 1,422 discharges with a primary diagnosis of COPD. Of the 1,422 discharges, 973 (68.4% had a follow-up visit within 30 days. In a multivariate Cox proportional hazard-ratio (HR model analysis, occurrence of a follow-up visit did not have a significant effect on the risk of the combined outcome of 30-day readmission and ED visit (HR 0.947, confidence interval 0.763–1.177; P=0.63. However, a postdischarge follow-up visit had a significant effect on 30-day mortality (HR 0.279, confidence interval 0.149–0.523; P<0.001. Conclusion: Postdischarge follow-up visits after hospitalization for COPD did not significantly reduce the risk of 30-day readmission or ED visit. However, patients who received postdischarge follow-up visits had significantly reduced 30-day mortality. Keywords: care

  10. Factors affecting response to hepatitis b vaccine among hemodialysis patients in a large Saudi Hemodialysis Center

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    Khalid Al Saran

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to determine the response to hepatitis B virus (HBV vaccination in patients on hemodialysis (HD and to identify the factors that could affect this response. This retrospective study was carried out during the period from January 2009 to December 2009 in the Prince Salman Center for Kidney Diseases (PSCKD, Riyadh, and included 144 patients (78 males and 66 females on regular HD, all of whom received hepatitis B vacci-nation. Patients were divided into two groups according to the level of hepatitis B surface antibodies (HBsAb: Responders group (>10 IU/L and non-responders group (<10 IU/L. The study looked at the factors that may affect the responsiveness to hepatitis B vaccination, like gender, age, co-existence of hepatitis C virus (HCV infection, dialysis adequacy that was evaluated by urea reduction ratio (URR and Kt/V, hemoglobin level, albumin level, protein catabolic rate (PCR, body mass index (BMI, subjective global nutritional status (SGA and HbA1c. There were 129 patients (89.6% in the responders group including 69 males and 60 females and 15 patients (10.4% in the non-responders group including nine males and six females. The mean age in the responders group and the non-responders group was 50.56 ± 15.35 and 56.87 ± 12.52 years, respectively (P = 0.128. The mean value of the PCR was 1.03 ± 0.17 and 0.88 ± 0.17 g/kg/day in the responders group and non-responders group, respectively (P = 0.002. There was no statically significant difference between the two groups regarding the presence or absence of HCV infection, age, gender, diabetes mellitus, URR, Kt/V, hemoglobin level and albumin level. We report a high response rate (89% for HBV vaccination in our HD patients. The PCR was the only factor that affected the response to HBV vaccination in these patients.

  11. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available Rebel Mexico: Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture During the Long Sixties, by Jaime M. Pensado, 2013, and Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside, by Alexander Aviña, 2014; reviewed by Wil G. PanstersWe are the face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements, by Lynn Stephen, 2013; reviewed by Jaime HoogestegerMaya Exodus: Indigenous struggle for citizenship in Chiapas, by Heidi Moksnes, 2012; reviewed by Gemma van der HaarLand and Freedom: The MST, the Zapatistas and Peasant Alternatives to Neoliberalism, by Leandro Vergara-Camus, 2014; reviewed by Jonathan DeVoreIndigenous Movements and Building the Plurinational State in Bolivia: Organisation and Identity in the Trajectory of the CSUTCB and CONAMAQ, by Radosław Powęska, 2013; reviewed by Ton SalmanMovimientos estudiantiles en la historia de América Latina IV, coordinado por Renate Marsiske, 2015; reseñado por Andrés Donoso RomoEl corazón de los libros, Alzate y Bartolache: Lectores y escritores novohispanos (S. XVIII, by Mauricio Sánchez Menchero, 2012; reviewed by Helge WendtAurality: Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Colombia, por Ana María Ochoa Gautier, 2014; reseñado por Mercedes López RodríguezThe Vanguard of the Atlantic World: Creating Modernity, Nation, and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, by James E. Sanders, 2014; reviewed by Michiel BaudMexico’s Once and Future Revolution: Social Upheaval and the Challenge of Rule since the Late Nineteenth Century, by Gilbert M. Joseph and Jürgen Buchenau, 2013; reviewed by Dirk KruijtThe Great Depression in Latin America, coordinado por Paulo Drinot and Alan Knight, 2014; reseñado por Juan Carlos KorolEnhancing Democracy. Public Policies and Citizen Participation in Chile, by Gonzalo Delamaza, 2014; reviewed by Camila Jara IbarraCritical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory, by Brian Meeks, 2014; reviewed by Hebe VerrestBlack Power in the

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    Full Text Available The Economic History of the Caribbean since the Napoleonic Wars, by Victor Bulmer-Thomas (2012; reviewed by Gert OostindieSubjects or Citizens: British Caribbean Workers in Cuba, 1900-1960, by Robert Whitney and Graciela Chailloux Laffita (2013; reviewed by Rose Mary AllenDebating Civil-Military Relations in Latin America, editado por David Mares y Rafael Martínez (2014; reseñado por Raul Benitez-ManautComparative Public Policy in Latin America, editado por Jordi Díez y Susan Franceschet (2012; reseñado por Gonzalo DelamazaEntre el desarrollo y el buen vivir. Recursos naturales y conflictos en los territorios indígenas, editado por José Aylwin, Salvador Martí i Puig, Claire Wright y Nancy Yañez (2013; reviewed by Almut Schilling-VacaflorDignity for the Voiceless. Willem Assies’s Anthropological Work in Context, editado por Ton Salman, Salvador Martí i Puig, y Gemma van der Haar (2014; reseñado por Ricardo Calla OrtegaDemocracy in ‘Two Mexicos’; Political Institutions in Oaxaca and Nuevo León, by Guadelupe Correa-Cabrera (2013; reviewed by Jos BartmanWhere the River Ends, by Shaylih Muehlmann (2013; reviewed by Maria L. Cruz-TorresKnowing History in Mexico. An ethnography of Citizenship, by Trevor Stack (2012; reviewed by Raymond BuveFor God and Revolution. Priest, Peasant, and Agrarian Socialism in the Mexican Huasteca, por Mark Saad Saka( 2013; reseñado por Antonio Escobar OhmstedeWorking Women, Entrepreneurs, and the Mexican Revolution: the Coffee Culture of Córdoba, Veracruz, by Heather Fowler-Salamini (2013; reviewed by Robert F. AlegreWar by Other Means. Aftermath in Post-Genocide Guatemala, edited by Carlota McAlister and Diana Nelson (2013; reviewed by Dirk KruijtLucha revolucionaria. Perú, 1958-1967, por Jan Lust (2013; reseñado por Dirk KruijtWomen in War. The Micro-Processes of Mobilization in El Salvador, by Jocelyn Viterna (2013; reviewed by Ralph SprenkelsZero Hunger: Political Culture and Antipoverty Policy in

  13. A Lightweight, High-performance I/O Management Package for Data-intensive Computing

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    Our group has been working with ANL collaborators on the topic bridging the gap between parallel file system and local file system during the course of this project period. We visited Argonne National Lab -- Dr. Robert Ross's group for one week in the past summer 2007. We looked over our current project progress and planned the activities for the incoming years 2008-09. The PI met Dr. Robert Ross several times such as HEC FSIO workshop 08, SC08 and SC10. We explored the opportunities to develop a production system by leveraging our current prototype to (SOGP+PVFS) a new PVFS version. We delivered SOGP+PVFS codes to ANL PVFS2 group in 2008.We also talked about exploring a potential project on developing new parallel programming models and runtime systems for data-intensive scalable computing (DISC). The methodology is to evolve MPI towards DISC by incorporating some functions of Google MapReduce parallel programming model. More recently, we are together exploring how to leverage existing works to perform (1) coordination/aggregation of local I/O operations prior to movement over the WAN, (2) efficient bulk data movement over the WAN, (3) latency hiding techniques for latency-intensive operations. Since 2009, we start applying Hadoop/MapReduce to some HEC applications with LANL scientists John Bent and Salman Habib. Another on-going work is to improve checkpoint performance at I/O forwarding Layer for the Road Runner super computer with James Nuetz and Gary Gridder at LANL. Two senior undergraduates from our research group did summer internships about high-performance file and storage system projects in LANL since 2008 for consecutive three years. Both of them are now pursuing Ph.D. degree in our group and will be 4th year in the PhD program in Fall 2011 and go to LANL to advance two above-mentioned works during this winter break. Since 2009, we have been collaborating with several computer scientists (Gary Grider, John bent, Parks Fields, James Nunez, Hsing

  14. Part II: Muslims perceptions of British cobat troops.

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    Hankir, Ahmed; Carrick, Frederick R; Zaman, Rashid; Hughes, Jamie Hacker

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    On the 22nd May 2017, suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Manchester Arena killing 22 people and injuring 116 others. Following the 'massacre in Manchester', the leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, linked UK foreign policy with terrorism on British soil. Controversial and contentious though Corbyn's claims may be, the terrorists themselves have also reported that what motivates them to carry out their abominable atrocities are British military operations in Muslim majority countries. Indeed, on the 22nd May 2013, British serviceman, Lee Rigby, was brutally attacked and killed by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, southeast London. The perpetrators of this heinous act told passers-by at the scene that they wanted to avenge the killing of Muslims by the British Armed Forces. We conducted a cross-sectional, mixed-methods study on Muslim perceptions of British combat troops and UK foreign policy. Participants were selected by purposive sampling. We crafted a survey that explored Muslim perceptions of the British military and the government's foreign policy. Response items were on a Likert-scale and there was white space for free text comments which were subjected to thematic analyses. 75/75 (100%) of the participants recruited responded. (75/75 (100%) Muslim participants, 43/75 (57.3%) female participants, 32/75 (42.7%) male participants, mean age 20.5 years, (Std. Dev. ±2.5)). 66/75 (88%) of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that British military operations in Muslim majority countries have negatively influenced perceptions towards combat troops. 42/75 (56%) of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that contact with a combat troops or veterans would positively influence their perceptions towards them. Themes of free text comments included the role that the media plays in demonising Muslims, the transcendental bond that Muslims around the world

  15. Pharmacokinetics of a novel sublingual spray formulation of the antimalarial drug artemether in African children with malaria.

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    Salman, Sam; Bendel, Daryl; Lee, Toong C; Templeton, David; Davis, Timothy M E

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    The pharmacokinetics of sublingual artemether (ArTiMist) was investigated in 91 young African children with severe malaria or who could not tolerate oral antimalarial therapy. Each received 3.0 mg/kg of body weight of artemether at 0, 8, 24, 36, 48, and 60 h or until the initiation of oral treatment. Few blood samples were drawn postdose. Plasma artemether and dihydroartemisinin (DHA) levels were measured using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, and the data were analyzed using established population compartmental pharmacokinetic models. Parasite clearance was prompt (median parasite clearance time, 24 h), and there were no serious adverse events. Consistent with studies in healthy adults (S. Salman, D. Bendel, T. C. Lee, D. Templeton, and T. M. E. Davis, Antimicrob Agents Chemother 59:3197-3207, 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.05013-14), the absorption of sublingual artemether was biphasic, and multiple dosing was associated with the autoinduction of the metabolism of artemether to DHA (which itself has potent antimalarial activity). In contrast to studies using healthy volunteers, pharmacokinetic modeling indicated that the first absorption phase did not avoid first-pass metabolism, suggesting that the drug is transferred to the upper intestine through postdose fluid/food intake. Simulations using the present data and those from an earlier study in older Melanesian children with uncomplicated malaria treated with artemether-lumefantrine tablets suggested that the bioavailability of sublingual artemether was at least equivalent to that after conventional oral artemether-lumefantrine (median [interquartile range] areas under the concentration-time curve for artemether, 3,403 [2,471 to 4,771] versus 3,063 [2,358 to 4,514] μg · h/liter, respectively; and for DHA, 2,958 [2,146 to 4,278] versus 2,839 [1,812 to 3,488] μg · h/liter, respectively; P ≥ 0.42). These findings suggest that sublingual artemether could be used as prereferral treatment for sick

  16. Pharmacogenetics of hepatitis C: transition from interferon-based therapies to direct-acting antiviral agents

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    Full Text Available Sanaa M Kamal1,21Department of Medicine, Division of Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Tropical Medicine, Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, 2Department of Medicine, Salman Bin Abdul Aziz College of Medicine, Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaAbstract: Hepatitis C virus (HCV has emerged as a major viral pandemic over the past two decades, infecting 170 million individuals, which equates to approximately 3% of the world's population. The prevalence of HCV varies according to geographic region, being highest in developing countries such as Egypt. HCV has a high tendency to induce chronic progressive liver damage in the form of hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, or liver cancer. To date, there is no vaccine against HCV infection. Combination therapy comprising PEGylated interferon-alpha and ribavirin has been the standard of care for patients with chronic hepatitis C for more than a decade. However, many patients still do not respond to therapy or develop adverse events. Recently, direct antiviral agents such as protease inhibitors, polymerase inhibitors, or NS5A inhibitors have been used to augment PEGylated interferon and ribavirin, resulting in better efficacy, better tolerance, and a shorter treatment duration. However, most clinical trials have focused on assessing the efficacy and safety of direct antiviral agents in patients with genotype 1, and the response of other HCV genotypes has not been elucidated. Moreover, the prohibitive costs of such triple therapies will limit their use in patients in developing countries where most of the HCV infection exists. Understanding the host and viral factors associated with viral clearance is necessary for individualizing therapy to maximize sustained virologic response rates, prevent progression to liver disease, and increase the overall benefits of therapy with respect to its costs. Genome wide studies have shown significant associations between a set of polymorphisms in the region of the interleukin-28B (IL

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    Mirosław Pawlak

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The current issue of Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching brings together six contributions written by scholars from Poland and abroad which deal with a wide array of issues related to learning and teaching additional languages in different educational contexts. First, Weronika Szubko-Sitarek reports the findings of two experimental studies conducted within the lexical decision task paradigm which aimed to investigate the cognate facilitation effect in the process of recognizing words in a third language by Polish unbalanced trilinguals who, in addition to their mother tongue, were proficient in English and had variable command of German. In the next paper, Sane M. Yagi and Saleh Al-Salman make a strong case for the use of tracking software in writing pedagogy as a tool for providing invaluable insights into the process of composing texts, but also a method of stimulating reflection and promoting strategic learning. The research-based contributions by Ewa Waniek-Klimczak and Aleksandra Wach, in turn, shift the emphasis to sociolinguistic issues. The former presents the findings of a qualitative study which examined the acculturation patterns of three recent Polish immigrants to the United Kingdom, who were expert users of English, in relation to their formal and informal language learning experiences, while the latter uses questionnaire data obtained from a respectable sample of Polish-speaking English majors to shed light on their preferences concerning pronunciation norms based on the native-speaker model and the Lingua Franca Core. The last two papers included in this issue report the findings of studies exploring the role of anxiety in learning foreign language skills and subsystems. In the first of these, Christina Gkonou examines the interfaces between speaking and writing anxiety manifested by Greek learners of English as a foreign language in a private school setting and, in the second, Magdalena Szyszka taps the relationship

  18. Universal Themes of Bose-Einstein Condensation

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    Proukakis, Nick P.; Snoke, David W.; Littlewood, Peter B.

    2017-04-01

    -Einstein condensation of photons and grand-canonical condensate fluctuations J. Klaers and M. Weitz; 20. Laser operation and Bose-Einstein condensation: analogies and differences A. Chiocchetta, A. Gambassi and I. Carusotto; 21. Vortices in resonant polariton condensates in semiconductor microcavities D. N. Krizhanovskii, K. Guda, M. Sich, M. S. Skolnick, L. Dominici and D. Sanvitto; 22. Optical control of polariton condensates G. Christmann, P. G. Savvidis and J. J. Baumberg; 23. Disorder, synchronization and phase-locking in non-equilibrium Bose-Einstein condensates P. R. Eastham and B. Rosenow; 24. Collective topological excitations in 1D polariton quantum fluids H. Terças, D. D. Solnyshkov and G. Malpuech; 25. Microscopic theory of Bose-Einstein condensation of magnons at room temperature H. Salman, N. G. Berloff and S. O. Demokritov; 26. Spintronics and magnon Bose-Einstein condensation R. A. Duine, A. Brataas, S. A. Bender and Y. Tserkovnyak; 27. Spin-superfluidity and spin-current mediated non-local transport H. Chen and A. H. MacDonald; 28. Bose-Einstein condensation in quantum magnets C. Kollath, T. Giamarchi and C. Rüegg; Part V. Condensates in Astrophysics and Cosmology: Editorial notes; 29. Bose-Einstein condensates in neutron stars C. J. Pethick, T. Schäfer and A. Schwenk; 30. A simulated cosmological metric: the superfluid 3He condensate G. R. Pickett; 31. Cosmic axion Bose-Einstein condensation N. Banik and P. Sikivie; 32. Graviton BECs: a new approach to quantum gravity G. Dvali and C. Gomez; Universal Bose-Einstein condensation workshop; Index.

  19. Effect of Sintering Time on Superconducting Wire Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O With Dopant MgO Sheated Ag Using Powder in Tube Method

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      DAFTAR PUSTAKA Abbas M.M., Abass L.K and Salman U., (2012, Influences of Sintering Time on the Tc of Bi2-xCuxPb0.3Sr2Ca2Cu3010+ High Temperature Superconductors, Energy Procedia 18, 215-224  Abbas, M.M., Abbas, L.K., Bahedh, H.S. 2015. Superconducting Properties of Bi2-SbxPb0,3Sr1,9Ba0,1Ca2Cu3O10+δ Compounds. Journal of Applied Science Research. 11. 22: 164-172 Darsono, N., Imaduddin, A., Raju, K., Yoon, D.H., (2015, Synthesis and Characterization of Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Ca2Cu3O7 Superconducting Oxide by High-Energy Milling, J Supercond Nov Magn. E. Chew,. (2010, Superconducting Transformer Design And Construction, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. March Hamadneh, I., Halim, S. A., dan Lee, C. K., (2006,  Characterization of Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Ca2Cu3Oy Ceramic Superconductor Prepared Via Coprecipitation Method at Different Sintering Time, J. Mater. Sci, 41: 5526-5530. Hermiz G.Y., Aljurani B.A., Beayaty M.A., (2014, Effect of Mn Substitution on the Superconducting Properties of Bi1.7Pb0,3Sr2Ca2-xMnxCu3O10+, International Journal Of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT. 3. 4: 213-217 John R Hull, (2003, Applications of high-temperature superconductors in power technology, Reports on Progress in Physics, Volume 66, Number 11 Lu, X.Y., Yi, D., Chen, H., Nagata, A. 2016. Effect of Sn, MgO and Ag2O mix-doping on the formation and superconducting properties of Bi-2223 Ag/tapes. Physics Procedia. 81: 129-132 Meretliev Sh., Sadykov K.B., Berkeliev A., (2000, Doping of High Temperature Superconductors, Turk J Phy.24: 39-48 Mohammed, N. H., Ramadhan A., Ali I. A., Ibrahim, I. H., dan Hassan, M. S, (2012, Optimizing the Preparation Conditions of Bi-2223 Superconducting Phase Using PbO and PbO2, Materials Sciences and Applications, 3: 224-233. Roumie, M., Marhaba, S., Awad R., Kork M., Hassan I., Mawassi R., (2014, Effect of Fe2O3 Nano-Oxide Addition on the Superconducting Properties of the (Bi,Pb-2223 Phase, Journal of Supercond Nov Magn, 27: 143-153 Serkan

  20. The religious censure in Modern Egypt.

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    Danilo Marino

    2012-04-01

    ò che s’intende analizzare, attraverso i documenti originali, è la natura della messa al bando di questo romanzo, in quanto la censura arriva non da una decisione politica o governativa, né da un decreto presidenziale. Né s’intravede una specifica azione legale contro la sua pubblicazione. Bensì si tratta di una proibizione volta ad evitare anticipatamente lo scompiglio causato dall’eventuale pubblicazione del volume, quella che Jaquemond definisce “la superstition scripturaire”. Nel 1988 due eventi riaccendono i riflettori su Awlād Ḥāratinā: Nağīb Maḥfūẓ riceve il Premio Nobel per la letteratura e Salman Rushdie pubblica The Satanic Verses, a cui segue la condanna a morte (fatwā’ pronunciata da Khomeiny. Ben presto i parallelismi fra i due autori fomentarono le polemiche guidate dalle frange islamiste più estreme. Conseguenza fu l’attentato del 1994 in cui Maḥfūẓ venne ferito da due fanatici islamisti. In quest’occasione si cercherà di tracciare un confronto sulla natura della censura che colpì Awlād Ḥāratinā e The Satanic Verses, in quanto in entrambi i casi è un’autorità religiosa a censurare e non direttamente un’istituzione governativa. Si cercherà altresì di analizzare l’ambigua posizione di Maḥfūẓ, che in alcune dichiarazioni suoi giornali, da ostinato difensore della libertà d’espressione, rifiutò ogni accostamento al caso Rushdie, invocando il boicottaggio e la censura de The Satanic Verses considerato pericoloso per la pace sociale.

  1. 12th WINFOCUS world congress on ultrasound in emergency and critical care.

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    Acar, Yahya; Tezel, Onur; Salman, Necati; Cevik, Erdem; Algaba-Montes, Margarita; Oviedo-García, Alberto; Patricio-Bordomás, Mayra; Mahmoud, Mustafa Z; Sulieman, Abdelmoneim; Ali, Abbas; Mustafa, Alrayah; Abdelrahman, Ihab; Bahar, Mustafa; Ali, Osama; Lester Kirchner, H; Prosen, Gregor; Anzic, Ajda; Leeson, Paul; Bahreini, Maryam; Rasooli, Fatemeh; Hosseinnejad, Houman; Blecher, Gabriel; Meek, Robert; Egerton-Warburton, Diana; Ćuti, Edina Ćatić; Belina, Stanko; Vančina, Tihomir; Kovačević, Idriz; Rustemović, Nadan; Chang, Ikwan; Lee, Jin Hee; Kwak, Young Ho; Kim, Do Kyun; Cheng, Chi-Yung; Pan, Hsiu-Yung; Kung, Chia-Te; Ćurčić, Ela; Pritišanac, Ena; Planinc, Ivo; Medić, Marijana Grgić; Radonić, Radovan; Fasina, Abiola; Dean, Anthony J; Panebianco, Nova L; Henwood, Patricia S; Fochi, Oliviero; Favarato, Moreno; Bonanomi, Ezio; Tomić, Ivan; Ha, Youngrock; Toh, Hongchuen; Harmon, Elizabeth; Chan, Wilma; Baston, Cameron; Morrison, Gail; Shofer, Frances; Hua, Angela; Kim, Sharon; Tsung, James; Gunaydin, Isa; Kekec, Zeynep; Ay, Mehmet Oguzhan; Kim, Jinjoo; Kim, Jinhyun; Choi, Gyoosung; Shim, Dowon; Lee, Ji-Han; Ambrozic, Jana; Prokselj, Katja; Lucovnik, Miha; Simenc, Gabrijela Brzan; Mačiulienė, Asta; Maleckas, Almantas; Kriščiukaitis, Algimantas; Mačiulis, Vytautas; Macas, Andrius; Mohite, Sharad; Narancsik, Zoltan; Možina, Hugon; Nikolić, Sara; Hansel, Jan; Petrovčič, Rok; Mršić, Una; Orlob, Simon; Lerchbaumer, Markus; Schönegger, Niklas; Kaufmann, Reinhard; Pan, Chun-I; Wu, Chien-Hung; Pasquale, Sarah; Doniger, Stephanie J; Yellin, Sharon; Chiricolo, Gerardo; Potisek, Maja; Drnovšek, Borut; Leskovar, Boštjan; Robinson, Kristine; Kraft, Clara; Moser, Benjamin; Davis, Stephen; Layman, Shelley; Sayeed, Yusef; Minardi, Joseph; Pasic, Irmina Sefic; Dzananovic, Amra; Pasic, Anes; Zubovic, Sandra Vegar; Hauptman, Ana Godan; Brajkovic, Ana Vujaklija; Babel, Jaksa; Peklic, Marina; Radonic, Vedran; Bielen, Luka; Ming, Peh Wee; Yezid, Nur Hafiza; Mohammed, Fatahul Laham; Huda, Zainal Abidin; Ismail, Wan Nasarudin Wan; Isa, W Yus Haniff W; Fauzi, Hashairi; Seeva, Praveena; Mazlan, Mohd Zulfakar

    2016-09-01

    A1 Point-of-care ultrasound examination of cervical spine in emergency departmentYahya Acar, Onur Tezel, Necati SalmanA2 A new technique in verifying the placement of a nasogastric tube: obtaining the longitudinal view of nasogastric tube in addition to transverse view with ultrasoundYahya Acar, Necati Salman, Onur Tezel, Erdem CevikA3 Pseudoaneurysm of the femoral artery after cannulation of a central venous line. Should we always use ultrasound in these procedures?Margarita Algaba-Montes, Alberto Oviedo-García, Mayra Patricio-BordomásA4 Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular subclavian vein catheterization. A novel approach in emergency departmentMargarita Algaba-Montes, Alberto Oviedo-García, Mayra Patricio-BordomásA5 Clinical ultrasound in a septic and jaundice patient in the emergency departmentMargarita Algaba-Montes, Alberto Oviedo-García, Mayra Patricio-BordomásA6 Characterization of the eyes in preoperative cataract Saudi patients by using medical diagnostic ultrasoundMustafa Z. Mahmoud, Abdelmoneim SuliemanA7 High-frequency ultrasound in determining the causes of acute shoulder joint painMustafa Z. MahmoudA8 Teaching WINFOCUS Ultrasound Life Support Basic Level 1 for Providers in resource-limited countriesAbbas Ali, Alrayah Mustafa, Ihab Abdelrahman, Mustafa Bahar, Osama Ali, H. Lester Kirchner, Gregor ProsenA9 Changes of arterial stiffness and endothelial function during uncomplicated pregnancyAjda Anzic, Paul LeesonA10 Cardiovascular haemodynamic properties before, during and after pregnancyAjda Anzic, Paul LeesonA11 An old man with generalized weaknessMaryam Bahreini, Fatemeh RasooliA12 Ultrasonography for non-specific presentations of abdominal painMaryam Bahreini, Houman HosseinnejadA13 Introduction of a new imaging guideline for suspected renal colic in the emergency department: effect on CT Urogram utilisationGabriel Blecher, Robert Meek, Diana Egerton-WarburtonA14 Transabdominal ultrasound screening for pancreatic cancer in Croatian military

  2. Selected Abstracts of the 1st Congress of joint European Neonatal Societies (jENS 2015; Budapest (Hungary; September 16-20, 2015; Session “Pharmacology”

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    Various Authors

    2015-09-01

    FOR THE TREATMENT OF RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY IN SPONTANEOUS BREATHING • A. Di Pede, G. Catena, C. Auriti, I. Capolupo, S. Lozzi, S. Picardo, A. Dotta, S. SgròABS 8. ELEVATED TROUGH SERUM GENTAMICIN CONCENTRATIONS AND OTOTOXICITY • K. Swamy, D. Jayasinghe, R. SmithABS 9. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DOPAMINE INFUSION AND HEMODYNAMIC PARAMETERS IN PRETERM INFANTS • L.A.F. van Rossum, B. Riphagen, M. Lardinois, A.C.G. Egberts, F. van Bel, P.M.A. LemmersABS 10. DOPAMINE AND DOBUTAMINE: DOES TEMPERATURE OR INTRAVENOUS VEHICLE AFFECT STABILITY? • C. Thompson, L. Mahoney, G. Scutt, B.A. Patel, H. RabeABS 11. COMPARISON OF THE EARLY AND LATE CAFFEINE THERAPY ON CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN PRETERM NEONATES • R. Saeidi, S. MaghrebiABS 12. COMPARISON OF ORAL IBUPROFEN AND INTRAVENOUS IBUPROFEN IN NEONATES WITH PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS IN A TERTIARY MEDICAL CENTER OF TAIWAN • W.C. Yang, C.Y. Chen, H.C. Chou, P.N. Tsao, W.S. HsiehABS 13. REDUCTION IN PRESCRIPTION ERRORS IN A NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: A COMPLETED AUDIT CYCLE • T. Fordham, H. Green, B. Qureshi, H. Ibrahim, N.V. SubhedarABS 14. POTENTIALLY HARMFUL EXCIPIENTS IN MEDICINES PRESCRIBED IN NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNITS (NICUs – PRODUCT SUBSTITUTION AS A WAY FORWARD • G. Nellis, I. Lutsar, H. Varendi, M.A. Turner, T. MetsvahtABS 15. NEPHROTOXICITY RELATED TO VANCOMYCIN AND AMIKACYN ASSOCIATION IN NEONATAL PATIENTS • R. Bianchi, M.L. Pequeno, H. Souza, B. Santin, J. Ropero, S. Salman, R. Mason, S. TaniguchiABS 16. REVIEW OF SECOND LINE ANTIBIOTIC CHOICE ON A TERTIARY NEONATAL UNIT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM • L. Perkins, J. MatthesABS 17. DOXAPRAM THERAPY IN NEWBORNS; SHOULD WE STILL USE IT? • R. Flint, N. Halbmeijer, I. Reiss, S. SimonsABS 18. VANCOMYCIN THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING IN NEONATES: ARE THERE INTRA-ASSAY DIFFERENCES? • A. Smits, M. Oyaert, P. Vermeersch, V. Cossey, G. Naulaers, S. Pauwels, I. Spriet, K. AllegaertABS 19. GENTAMICIN EXPOSURE AND SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS IN PRETERM INFANTS • A

  3. Presentación del Libro: “Los Versos Melánicos”

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    Efraim Otero Ruiz

    2004-03-01

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    Por allá por el mes de Agosto, una vez salido mi libro de las prensas de Kimpres, pensamos con el Presidente Mendoza Vega –y con la anuencia de nuestro meticuloso Secretario- que quizás mejor sería dejar su presentación para Diciembre, en la sesión final de la Academia, cuando las lluvias y el tráfico decembrinos invitan para recogerse, beber una copa de vino y leer algunos versos. Pero no poemas líricos o sentimentales, ni “melancólicos”, como equivocadamente los califica ‘El Tiempo’ de hoy en su sección “Por las Academias” sino más bien versos jocosos, como lo hicimos hace un año con el Académico Roberto Vergara a propósito del “Tuerto” López. Sólo que este año van a ser los míos, originales, a los cuales, por el poquito de humor negro que tienen y que recuerda la melanina o pigmento negro de la piel, los he denominado “Versos Melánicos”. Quizás para parodiar un poco los “Versos Satánicos” de Salman Rushdie de hace casi dos décadas, que le iban costando a su autor el exilio y la guerra santa por parte de sus correligionarios musulmanes.

    En todo caso un libro –y, en este caso, el sexto que publico- no deja de ser una aventura. Como se lo dije hace 50 años a mi amigo Nicolás del Castillo, cuando publicaba su primera biografía de Rafael Núñez, en las décimas de las páginas 29 y 30 :

    Un libro es una aventura Que pocos emprenden ya: Porque el magín no les da O porque la pluma es dura. En nuestro afán de censura Y sutileza analítica, Frente a una hoja raquítica Pasamos horas y días Y aun con las manos vacías Siempre nos gusta la crítica.

    Y a propósito de la crítica, recordemos a Eduardo Santa, quien hizo mi presentación literaria en la Academia de la Lengua, escritor notabilísimo que ha publicado casi una veintena de libros importantes. Dice Eduardo refiriéndose a los bogotanos –pero creo que puede aplicarse a cualquier ciudad o región del país- que

  4. Impressions From Congressess

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    Adli Tıp Uzmanları Derneği ATUD

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    şmalar yaptılar. Bu konuşmaların ardından açılış kokteyline geçildi. Toplantının devam eden günlerinde Çeçenya ve eski Yugoslavya'da Dünya Sağlık Örgütü, transplantasyon, rektal kanama, meme kanseri, açık geçişli en- doskopi, sigara bırakma yöntemleri, sağlıklı diet, egzersiz, akut astma, kolonun adenömatöz polipleri, inguinal herni onarımı, infertilite araştırılması, subarak- noidal kanamalar, insan hakları ve sağlık harcamaları konularında konuşmalar yapıldı. Türk konuşmacılarda sırası ile İ.Ü.İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi Çocuk Cerrahisi Kliniğinden Prof.Dr.Tansu SALMAN "Bosnada ne öğrendik" ve "Şiddet kurbanlarına yardımda hekim rolü" başlıklarında iki, M.Ü.Tıp Fakültesi Çocuk Kliniğinden Prof.Dr.Elif DAĞLI "Sigara bırakmada doktor reçetesi", İ.Ü.Çocuk Sağlığı Enstitüsünden Prof.Dr.Gülbin GÖKÇAY "Sağlıklı diet", İ.Ü.İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi Psikiyatri Kliniğinden Prof.Dr.Şahika YÜKSEL "İşkenceden sağ kalanlarda çalışma: Türkiye Deneyimi", Türk Tabipleri Birliği Başkanı Dr.Füsun SAYEK ise"Türkiye'deki tıp eğitimi ve meslek uygulamaları" konularında birer konuşma sundular. Toplantı kapsamında sigara bırakma, sağlıklı diet, egzersiz, hastanede tıp eğitimi ve aile hekimi eğitimi konularında çalışma gruplan oluşturuldu. Katılımın Türk katılımcılara 10 Pound olduğu toplantının ilk günü ve 3.4.günlerde öğleden sonralarının serbest bırakılması yabancı konukların güzel şehrimizi gezip görebilmelerini sağladı. 2.10.1996 Çarşaba akşamı kapanış partisi ile son bulan toplantının düzenleyicileri 1997 yılı toplan- tıısının 13-17 Ekim tarihleri arasında San Fransisco'da yapılacağını ve tüm katılımcıları oraya da beklediklerini belirttiler. Dr.Nevzat ALKAN, İ.Ü.İstanbul Tıp Fak. Adli Tıp Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul. II.\tHalk Sağlığı Güz Okulu Programı (İnsan Hakları, Tıbbi Etik ve Halk Sağlığı, 5-9 Ekim

  5. Kongre İzlenimleri

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    şmalar yaptılar. Bu konuşmaların ardından açılış kokteyline geçildi. Toplantının devam eden günlerinde Çeçenya ve eski Yugoslavya'da Dünya Sağlık Örgütü, transplantasyon, rektal kanama, meme kanseri, açık geçişli en- doskopi, sigara bırakma yöntemleri, sağlıklı diet, egzersiz, akut astma, kolonun adenömatöz polipleri, inguinal herni onarımı, infertilite araştırılması, subarak- noidal kanamalar, insan hakları ve sağlık harcamaları konularında konuşmalar yapıldı. Türk konuşmacılarda sırası ile İ.Ü.İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi Çocuk Cerrahisi Kliniğinden Prof.Dr.Tansu SALMAN "Bosnada ne öğrendik" ve "Şiddet kurbanlarına yardımda hekim rolü" başlıklarında iki, M.Ü.Tıp Fakültesi Çocuk Kliniğinden Prof.Dr.Elif DAĞLI "Sigara bırakmada doktor reçetesi", İ.Ü.Çocuk Sağlığı Enstitüsünden Prof.Dr.Gülbin GÖKÇAY "Sağlıklı diet", İ.Ü.İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi Psikiyatri Kliniğinden Prof.Dr.Şahika YÜKSEL "İşkenceden sağ kalanlarda çalışma: Türkiye Deneyimi", Türk Tabipleri Birliği Başkanı Dr.Füsun SAYEK ise"Türkiye'deki tıp eğitimi ve meslek uygulamaları" konularında birer konuşma sundular. Toplantı kapsamında sigara bırakma, sağlıklı diet, egzersiz, hastanede tıp eğitimi ve aile hekimi eğitimi konularında çalışma gruplan oluşturuldu. Katılımın Türk katılımcılara 10 Pound olduğu toplantının ilk günü ve 3.4.günlerde öğleden sonralarının serbest bırakılması yabancı konukların güzel şehrimizi gezip görebilmelerini sağladı. 2.10.1996 Çarşaba akşamı kapanış partisi ile son bulan toplantının düzenleyicileri 1997 yılı toplan- tıısının 13-17 Ekim tarihleri arasında San Fransisco'da yapılacağını ve tüm katılımcıları oraya da beklediklerini belirttiler. Dr.Nevzat ALKAN, İ.Ü.İstanbul Tıp Fak. Adli Tıp Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul. II.\tHalk Sağlığı Güz Okulu Programı (İnsan Hakları, Tıbbi Etik ve Halk Sağlığı, 5-9 Ekim