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  1. WSCDL to WSBPEL: A Case Study of ATL-based Transformation

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    Khadka, Ravi; Sapkota, Brahmananda; Ferreira Pires, Luis; Sinderen, van Marten; Jansen, Slinger; Kurtev, Ivan; Tisi, Massimo; Wagelaar, Dennis

    2011-01-01

    The ATLAS Transformation Language (ATL) is a hybrid transformation language that combines declarative and imperative programming elements and provides means to define model transformations. Most transformations using ATL reported in the literature show a simplified use of ATL, and often involve a si

  2. Analyzing Flowgraphs with ATL

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    Valerio Cosentino

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a solution to the Flowgraphs case study for the Transformation Tool Contest 2013 (TTC 2013. Starting from Java source code, we execute a chain of model transformations to derive a simplified model of the program, its control flow graph and its data flow graph. Finally we develop a model transformation that validates the program flow by comparing it with a set of flow specifications written in a domain specific language. The proposed solution has been implemented using ATL.

  3. Role of LytF and AtlS in eDNA release by Streptococcus gordonii.

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    Yifan Xu

    Full Text Available Extracellular DNA (eDNA is an important component of the biofilm matrix produced by many bacteria. In general, the release of eDNA is associated with the activity of muralytic enzymes leading to obvious cell lysis. In the Gram-positive oral commensal Streptococcus gordonii, eDNA release is dependent on pyruvate oxidase generated hydrogen peroxide (H2O2. Addition of H2O2 to cells grown under conditions non-permissive for H2O2 production causes eDNA release. Furthermore, eDNA release is maximal under aerobic growth conditions known to induce pyruvate oxidase gene expression and H2O2 production. Obvious cell lysis, however, does not occur. Two enzymes have been recently associated with eDNA release in S. gordonii. The autolysin AtlS and the competence regulated murein hydrolase LytF. In the present report, we investigated the role of both proteins in the H2O2 dependent eDNA release process. Single and double mutants in the respective genes for LytF and AtlS released less eDNA under normal growth conditions, but the AtlS mutant was still inducible for eDNA release by external H2O2. Moreover, we showed that the AtlS mutation interfered with the ability of S. gordonii to produce eDNA release inducing amounts of H2O2. Our data support a role of LytF in the H2O2 eDNA dependent release of S. gordonii as part of the competence stress pathway responding to oxidative stress.

  4. Responses in the right posterior superior temporal sulcus show a feature-based response to facial expression.

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    Flack, Tessa R; Andrews, Timothy J; Hymers, Mark; Al-Mosaiwi, Mohammed; Marsden, Samuel P; Strachan, James W A; Trakulpipat, Chayanit; Wang, Liang; Wu, Tian; Young, Andrew W

    2015-08-01

    The face-selective region of the right posterior superior temporal sulcus (pSTS) plays an important role in analysing facial expressions. However, it is less clear how facial expressions are represented in this region. In this study, we used the face composite effect to explore whether the pSTS contains a holistic or feature-based representation of facial expression. Aligned and misaligned composite images were created from the top and bottom halves of faces posing different expressions. In Experiment 1, participants performed a behavioural matching task in which they judged whether the top half of two images was the same or different. The ability to discriminate the top half of the face was affected by changes in the bottom half of the face when the images were aligned, but not when they were misaligned. This shows a holistic behavioural response to expression. In Experiment 2, we used fMR-adaptation to ask whether the pSTS has a corresponding holistic neural representation of expression. Aligned or misaligned images were presented in blocks that involved repeating the same image or in which the top or bottom half of the images changed. Increased neural responses were found in the right pSTS regardless of whether the change occurred in the top or bottom of the image, showing that changes in expression were detected across all parts of the face. However, in contrast to the behavioural data, the pattern did not differ between aligned and misaligned stimuli. This suggests that the pSTS does not encode facial expressions holistically. In contrast to the pSTS, a holistic pattern of response to facial expression was found in the right inferior frontal gyrus (IFG). Together, these results suggest that pSTS reflects an early stage in the processing of facial expression in which facial features are represented independently.

  5. CPU-12, a novel synthesized oxazolo[5,4-d]pyrimidine derivative, showed superior anti-angiogenic activity.

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    Liu, Jiping; Deng, Ya-Hui; Yang, Ling; Chen, Yijuan; Lawali, Manzo; Sun, Li-Ping; Liu, Yu

    2015-09-01

    Angiogenesis is a crucial requirement for malignant tumor growth, progression and metastasis. Tumor-derived factors stimulate formation of new blood vessels which actively support tumor growth and spread. Various of drugs have been applied to inhibit tumor angiogenesis. CPU-12, 4-chloro-N-(4-((2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-5-methyloxazolo[5,4-d] pyrimidin-7-yl)amino)phenyl)benzamide, is a novel oxazolo[5,4-d]pyrimidine derivative that showed potent activity in inhibiting VEGF-induced angiogenesis in vitro and ex-vivo. In cell toxicity experiments, CPU-12 significantly inhibited the human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) proliferation in a dose-dependent manner with a low IC50 value at 9.30 ± 1.24 μM. In vitro, CPU-12 remarkably inhibited HUVEC's migration, chemotactic invasion and capillary-like tube formation in a dose-dependent manner. In ex-vivo, CPU-12 effectively inhibited new microvessels sprouting from the rat aortic ring. In addition, the downstream signalings of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2), including the phosphorylation of PI3K, ERK1/2 and p38 MAPK, were effectively down-regulated by CPU-12. These evidences suggested that angiogenic response via the induction of VEGFR through distinct signal transduction pathways regulating proliferation, migration and tube formation of endothelial cells was significantly inhibited by the novel small molecule compound CPU-12 in vitro and ex-vivo. In conclusion, CPU-12 showed superior anti-angiogenic activity in vitro. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Clinical Trials and Treatment of ATL

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    Kunihiro Tsukasaki

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available ATL is a distinct peripheral T-lymphocytic malignancy associated with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-1. The diversity in clinical features and prognosis of patients with this disease has led to its subtype-classification into four categories, acute, lymphoma, chronic, and smoldering types, defined by organ involvement, and LDH and calcium values. In case of acute, lymphoma, or unfavorable chronic subtypes (aggressive ATL, intensive chemotherapy like the LSG15 regimen (VCAP-AMP-VECP is usually recommended if outside of clinical trials, based on the results of a phase 3 trial. In case of favorable chronic or smoldering ATL (indolent ATL, watchful waiting until disease progression has been recommended, although the long-term prognosis was inferior to those of, for instance, chronic lymphoid leukemia. Retrospective analysis suggested that the combination of interferon alpha and zidovudine was apparently promising for the treatment of ATL, especially for types with leukemic manifestation. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT is also promising for the treatment of aggressive ATL possibly reflecting graft versus ATL effect. Several new agent trials for ATL are ongoing and in preparation, including a defucosylated humanized anti-CC chemokine receptor 4 monoclonal antibody, IL2-fused with diphtheria toxin, histone deacetylase inhibitors, a purine nucleoside phosphorylase inhibitor, a proteasome inhibitor, and lenalidomide.

  7. A new ATL xenograft model and evaluation of pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate as a potential ATL therapeutic agent.

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    Nakamura, Daisuke; Yoshimitsu, Makoto; Kuroki, Ayako; Hachiman, Miho; Kamada, Yuhei; Ezinne, Chibueze C; Arai, Akihiko; Inoue, Hirosaka; Hamada, Heiichirou; Hayashida, Maiko; Suzuki, Shinsuke; Fujino, Satoshi; Arima, Naosuke; Arima, Mamiko; Tabuchi, Tomohisa; Okada, Seiji; Arima, Naomichi

    2015-11-01

    Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is caused by human T-lymphotrophic virus type 1 infection and is one of the most refractory malignant T-cell lymphomas. Improvement of ATL therapy options requires the establishment of appropriate ATL animal models. In this study, we successfully generated an ATL mouse model by xenotransplantation of primary peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) isolated from ATL patients (ATL cells) into nonobese diabetic/severe combined immunodeficiency/Jak3-null mice (NOJ mice). To generate the model, the ATL S1T cell line was subcutaneously injected into mice. Primary ATL cells were then transplanted subcutaneously, intraperitoneally, or intravenously. ATL cells infiltrated multiple organs, and elevated human soluble interleukin 2 receptor (IL-2R) levels were detected in peripheral blood. Injection of one million primary ATL cells was needed for successful engraftment into host mice. Thawed cells, frozen long-term in liquid nitrogen, could also be transplanted; however, more cells were required to achieve similar results. The median mouse survival time was proportional to the number of cells injected. Successful secondary transplantation of ATL cells from one NOJ mouse into another was achieved and confirmed by T-cell receptor analysis. Finally, we examined the effects of the antioxide pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) as an antitumor agent in vivo. PDTC administration inhibited the increase of soluble IL-2R and improved mouse survival, suggesting that this compound has potential as an anti-ATL agent. We demonstrated that ATL cells could be stably xenotransplanted into NOJ mice using primary cells. This model will be useful in the establishment of novel therapies to treat ATL.

  8. Lignocellulose Nanofiber-Reinforced Polystyrene Produced from Composite Microspheres Obtained in Suspension Polymerization Shows Superior Mechanical Performance.

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    Ballner, Daniel; Herzele, Sabine; Keckes, Jozef; Edler, Matthias; Griesser, Thomas; Saake, Bodo; Liebner, Falk; Potthast, Antje; Paulik, Christian; Gindl-Altmutter, Wolfgang

    2016-06-01

    A facile approach to obtaining cellulose nanofiber-reinforced polystyrene with greatly improved mechanical performance compared to unreinforced polystyrene is presented. Cellulose nanofibers were obtained by mechanical fibrillation of partially delignified wood (MFLC) and compared to nanofibers obtained from bleached pulp. Residual hemicellulose and lignin imparted amphiphilic surface chemical character to MFLC, which enabled the stabilization of emulsions of styrene in water. Upon suspension polymerization of styrene from the emulsion, polystyrene microspheres coated in MFLC were obtained. When processed into polymer sheets by hot-pressing, improved bending strength and superior impact toughness was observed for the polystyrene-MFLC composite compared to the un-reinforced polystyrene.

  9. An ATL78-like RING-H2 finger protein confers abiotic stress tolerance through interacting with RAV2 and CSN5B in tomato

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    Jianwen Song

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available RING finger proteins play an important role in plant adaptation to abiotic stresses. In the present study, a wild tomato (Solanum habrochaites cold-induced RING-H2 finger gene, ShATL78L, was isolated, which has been identified as an abiotic stress responsive gene in tomato. The results showed that ShATL78L was constitutively expressed in various tissues such as root, lea petiole, stem, flower, and fruit. Cold stress up-regulated ShATL78L in the cold-tolerant S. habrochaites compared to the susceptible cultivated tomato (S. lycopersicum. Furthermore, ShATL78L expression was also regulated under different stresses such as drought, salt, heat, wound, osmotic stress, and exogenous hormones. Functional characterization showed that cultivated tomato overexpressing ShATL78L had improved tolerance to cold, drought and oxidative stresses compared to the wild-type and the knockdown lines. To understand the underlying molecular mechanism of ShATL78L regulating abiotic stress responses, we performed yeast one-hybrid and two-hybrid assays and found that RAV2 could bind to the promoter of ShATL78L and activate its transcription, and CSN5B could interact with ShATL78L to regulate abiotic stress responses. Taken together, these results show that ShATL78L plays an important role in regulating plant adaptation to abiotic stresses through bound by RAV2 and interacting with CSN5B.

  10. Phosphorylation of Arabidopsis ubiquitin ligase ATL31 is critical for plant carbon/nitrogen nutrient balance response and controls the stability of 14-3-3 proteins.

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    Yasuda, Shigetaka; Sato, Takeo; Maekawa, Shugo; Aoyama, Shoki; Fukao, Yoichiro; Yamaguchi, Junji

    2014-05-30

    Ubiquitin ligase plays a fundamental role in regulating multiple cellular events in eukaryotes by fine-tuning the stability and activity of specific target proteins. We have previously shown that ubiquitin ligase ATL31 regulates plant growth in response to nutrient balance between carbon and nitrogen (C/N) in Arabidopsis. Subsequent study demonstrated that ATL31 targets 14-3-3 proteins for ubiquitination and modulates the protein abundance in response to C/N-nutrient status. However, the underlying mechanism for the targeting of ATL31 to 14-3-3 proteins remains unclear. Here, we show that ATL31 interacts with 14-3-3 proteins in a phosphorylation-dependent manner. We identified Thr(209), Ser(247), Ser(270), and Ser(303) as putative 14-3-3 binding sites on ATL31 by motif analysis. Mutation of these Ser/Thr residues to Ala in ATL31 inhibited the interaction with 14-3-3 proteins, as demonstrated by yeast two-hybrid and co-immunoprecipitation analyses. Additionally, we identified in vivo phosphorylation of Thr(209) and Ser(247) on ATL31 by MS analysis. A peptide competition assay showed that the application of synthetic phospho-Thr(209) peptide, but not the corresponding unphosphorylated peptide, suppresses the interaction between ATL31 and 14-3-3 proteins. Moreover, Arabidopsis plants overexpressing mutated ATL31, which could not bind to 14-3-3 proteins, showed accumulation of 14-3-3 proteins and growth arrest in disrupted C/N-nutrient conditions similar to wild-type plants, although overexpression of intact ATL31 resulted in repression of 14-3-3 accumulation and tolerance to the conditions. Together, these results demonstrate that the physiological role of phosphorylation at 14-3-3 binding sites on ATL31 is to modulate the binding ability and stability of 14-3-3 proteins to control plant C/N-nutrient response.

  11. VCP and ATL1 regulate endoplasmic reticulum and protein synthesis for dendritic spine formation.

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    Shih, Yu-Tzu; Hsueh, Yi-Ping

    2016-03-17

    Imbalanced protein homeostasis, such as excessive protein synthesis and protein aggregation, is a pathogenic hallmark of a range of neurological disorders. Here, using expression of mutant proteins, a knockdown approach and disease mutation knockin mice, we show that VCP (valosin-containing protein), together with its cofactor P47 and the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) morphology regulator ATL1 (Atlastin-1), regulates tubular ER formation and influences the efficiency of protein synthesis to control dendritic spine formation in neurons. Strengthening the significance of protein synthesis in dendritic spinogenesis, the translation blocker cyclohexamide and the mTOR inhibitor rapamycin reduce dendritic spine density, while a leucine supplement that increases protein synthesis ameliorates the dendritic spine defects caused by Vcp and Atl1 deficiencies. Because VCP and ATL1 are the causative genes of several neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, we suggest that impaired ER formation and inefficient protein synthesis are significant in the pathogenesis of multiple neurological disorders.

  12. Recognition of hypovolemic shock: using base deficit to think outside of the ATLS box.

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    Privette, Alicia R; Dicker, Rochelle A

    2013-03-13

    Base deficit has frequently been utilized as an informal adjunct in the initial evaluation of trauma patients to assess the extent of their physiologic derangements. However, the current Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) classification system for hypovolemic shock does not include base-deficit measurements and relies primarily on alterations in vital signs (heart rate, systolic blood pressure) and mental status (Glasgow Coma Scale) to estimate blood loss. The authors of this paper propose that the current ATLS system may not accurately reflect the degree of hypovolemic shock in many patients and that base-deficit measurements should be used in its place. The proposed system showed a greater correlation with transfusion requirements, need for massive transfusion, and mortality when compared with the ATLS classification system. Based on these findings, base-deficit measurement should be strongly considered during the initial trauma evaluation to identify the presence of hypovolemic shock and to guide blood product administration.

  13. Satisfiability of ATL with strategy contexts

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    François Laroussinie

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Various extensions of the temporal logic ATL have recently been introduced to express rich properties of multi-agent systems. Among these, ATLsc extends ATL with strategy contexts, while Strategy Logic has first-order quantification over strategies. There is a price to pay for the rich expressiveness of these logics: model-checking is non-elementary, and satisfiability is undecidable. We prove in this paper that satisfiability is decidable in several special cases. The most important one is when restricting to turn-based games. We prove that decidability also holds for concurrent games if the number of moves available to the agents is bounded. Finally, we prove that restricting strategy quantification to memoryless strategies brings back undecidability.

  14. Edwardsiella tarda OmpA Encapsulated in Chitosan Nanoparticles Shows Superior Protection over Inactivated Whole Cell Vaccine in Orally Vaccinated Fringed-Lipped Peninsula Carp (Labeo fimbriatus).

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    Dubey, Saurabh; Avadhani, Kiran; Mutalik, Srinivas; Sivadasan, Sangeetha Madambithara; Maiti, Biswajit; Girisha, Shivani Kallappa; Venugopal, Moleyur Nagarajappa; Mutoloki, Stephen; Evensen, Øystein; Karunasagar, Indrani; Munang’andu, Hetron Mweemba

    2016-11-07

    The use of oral vaccination in finfish has lagged behind injectable vaccines for a long time as oral vaccines fall short of injection vaccines in conferring protective immunity. Biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) have shown potential to serve as antigen delivery systems for oral vaccines. In this study the recombinant outer membrane protein A (rOmpA) of Edwardsiella tarda was encapsulated in chitosan NPs (NP-rOmpA) and used for oral vaccination of Labeo fimbriatus. The rOmpA purity was 85%, nanodiameter fish (Mean OD450 = 2.430) than in fish vaccinated with inactivated whole cell E. tarda (IWC-ET) vaccine (Mean OD450 = 1.735), which corresponded with post-challenge survival proportions (PCSP) of 73.3% and 48.28% for the NP-rOmpA and IWC-ET groups, respectively. Serum samples from NP-rOmpA-vaccinated fish had a higher inhibition rate for E. tarda growth on tryptic soy agar (TSA) than the IWC-ET group. There was no significant difference (p = 0.989) in PCSPs between fish vaccinated with empty NPs and the unvaccinated control fish, while serum from both groups showed no detectable antibodies against E. tarda. Overall, these data show that the NP-rOmpA vaccine produced higher antibody levels and had superior protection over the IWC-ET vaccine, showing that encapsulating OmpA in chitosan NPs confer improved protection against E. tarda mortality in L. fimbriatus. There is a need to elucidate the possible adjuvant effects of chitosan NPs and the immunological mechanisms of protective immunity induced by OMPs administered orally to fish.

  15. Primary multiple sulfur isotopic compositions of pyrite in 2.7 Ga shales from the Joy Lake sequence (Superior Province) show felsic volcanic array-like signature

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    Li, Jianghanyang; Zhang, Zhe; Stern, Richard A.; Hannah, Judith L.; Stein, Holly J.; Yang, Gang; Li, Long

    2017-04-01

    Multiple sulfur isotopes provide a powerful tool to study photochemical and biological processes controlling the Archean sulfur cycle and infer related atmospheric and marine environments. However, our understanding of early Earth's environment remains limited by the availability of well-preserved geological samples, as most Archean sedimentary rocks have experienced some degree of metamorphic alteration. To evaluate sulfur isotopic behavior during post-depositional processes and elucidate the sulfur cycle at 2.7 Ga, we use high-resolution in situ analytical techniques (EPMA and SIMS) to determine elemental compositions and multiple sulfur isotopic compositions of large diagenetic pyrite nodules and fine-grained secondary pyrite disseminated in quartz veins (formed during a lower greenschist metamorphic event) in shales from the 2.7 Ga Joy Lake sequence in the southwest Superior Province. Results show that trace metals and sulfur in the secondary pyrite were derived from both metamorphic fluid and pre-existing diagenetic pyrite. Diagenetic pyrite nodules could have been partially dissolved by metamorphic fluid. But the surviving nodules show elemental and isotopic features different from those of the deduced metamorphic fluid endmember, suggesting the nodules were not geochemically altered by metamorphism, and thus preserve primary isotopic signatures acquired during diagenesis. The sulfur isotopic ratios of pyrite nodules show strong variations, with decreasing δ34S values and increasing Δ33S values from cores to rims. This negative Δ33S-δ34S relationship is different from the commonly observed 'Archean reference line' defined by most Archean pyrite data, but similar to the 'felsic volcanic array'. Our observation provides a first possible case from 2.7 Ga, the age of peak crustal growth in the Archean, to support the hypothesis that photochemical pathways could be different under conditions of intense volcanic emission. This study also shows that high

  16. Edwardsiella tarda OmpA Encapsulated in Chitosan Nanoparticles Shows Superior Protection over Inactivated Whole Cell Vaccine in Orally Vaccinated Fringed-Lipped Peninsula Carp (Labeo fimbriatus

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    Saurabh Dubey

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The use of oral vaccination in finfish has lagged behind injectable vaccines for a long time as oral vaccines fall short of injection vaccines in conferring protective immunity. Biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles (NPs have shown potential to serve as antigen delivery systems for oral vaccines. In this study the recombinant outer membrane protein A (rOmpA of Edwardsiella tarda was encapsulated in chitosan NPs (NP-rOmpA and used for oral vaccination of Labeo fimbriatus. The rOmpA purity was 85%, nanodiameter <500 nm, encapsulation efficiency 60.6%, zeta potential +19.05 mV, and there was an in vitro release of 49% of encapsulated antigen within 48 h post incubation in phosphate-buffered saline. Empty NPs and a non-formulated, inactivated whole cell E. tarda (IWC-ET vaccine were used as controls. Post-vaccination antibody levels were significantly (p = 0.0458 higher in the NP-rOmpA vaccinated fish (Mean OD450 = 2.430 than in fish vaccinated with inactivated whole cell E. tarda (IWC-ET vaccine (Mean OD450 = 1.735, which corresponded with post-challenge survival proportions (PCSP of 73.3% and 48.28% for the NP-rOmpA and IWC-ET groups, respectively. Serum samples from NP-rOmpA-vaccinated fish had a higher inhibition rate for E. tarda growth on tryptic soy agar (TSA than the IWC-ET group. There was no significant difference (p = 0.989 in PCSPs between fish vaccinated with empty NPs and the unvaccinated control fish, while serum from both groups showed no detectable antibodies against E. tarda. Overall, these data show that the NP-rOmpA vaccine produced higher antibody levels and had superior protection over the IWC-ET vaccine, showing that encapsulating OmpA in chitosan NPs confer improved protection against E. tarda mortality in L. fimbriatus. There is a need to elucidate the possible adjuvant effects of chitosan NPs and the immunological mechanisms of protective immunity induced by OMPs administered orally to fish.

  17. Convergent Validity of the Arab Teens Lifestyle Study (ATLS Physical Activity Questionnaire

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    Hazzaa M. Al-Hazzaa

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The Arab Teens Lifestyle Study (ATLS is a multicenter project for assessing the lifestyle habits of Arab adolescents. This study reports on the convergent validity of the physical activity questionnaire used in ATLS against an electronic pedometer. Participants were 39 males and 36 females randomly selected from secondary schools, with a mean age of 16.1 ± 1.1 years. ATLS self-reported questionnaire was validated against the electronic pedometer for three consecutive weekdays. Mean steps counts were 6,866 ± 3,854 steps/day with no significant gender difference observed. Questionnaire results showed no significant gender differences in time spent on total or moderate-intensity activities. However, males spent significantly more time than females on vigorous-intensity activity. The correlation of steps counts with total time spent on all activities by the questionnaire was 0.369. Relationship of steps counts was higher with vigorous-intensity (r = 0.338 than with moderate-intensity activity (r = 0.265. Pedometer steps counts showed higher correlations with time spent on walking (r = 0.350 and jogging (r = 0.383 than with the time spent on other activities. Active participants, based on pedometer assessment, were also most active by the questionnaire. It appears that ATLS questionnaire is a valid instrument for assessing habitual physical activity among Arab adolescents.

  18. The adhesive properties of the Staphylococcus lugdunensis multifunctional autolysin AtlL and its role in biofilm formation and internalization.

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    Hussain, Muzaffar; Steinbacher, Tim; Peters, Georg; Heilmann, Christine; Becker, Karsten

    2015-01-01

    Although it belongs to the group of coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus lugdunensis has been known to cause aggressive courses of native and prosthetic valve infective endocarditis with high mortality similar to Staphylococcus aureus. In contrast to S. aureus, only little is known about the equipment of S. lugdunensis with virulence factors including adhesins and their role in mediating attachment to extracellular matrix and plasma proteins and host cells. In this study, we show that the multifunctional autolysin/adhesin AtlL of S. lugdunensis binds to the extracellular matrix and plasma proteins fibronectin, fibrinogen, and vitronectin as well as to human EA.hy926 endothelial cells. Furthermore, we demonstrate that AtlL also plays an important role in the internalization of S. lugdunensis by eukaryotic cells: The atlL-deficient mutant Mut17 adheres to and becomes internalized by eukaryotic cells to a lesser extent than the isogenic wild-type strain Sl253 and the complemented mutant Mut17 (pCUatlL) shows an increased internalization level in comparison to Mut17. Thus, surface localized AtlL that exhibits a broad binding spectrum also mediates the internalization of S. lugdunensis by eukaryotic cells. We therefore propose an internalization pathway for S. lugdunensis, in which AtlL plays a major role. Investigating the role of AtlL in biofilm formation of S. lugdunensis, Mut17 shows a significantly reduced ability for biofilm formation, which is restored in the complemented mutant. Thus, our data provide evidence for a significant role for AtlL in adherence and internalization processes as well as in biofilm formation of S. lugdunensis.

  19. Strategic Planning through Model Checking of ATL Formulae

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    Jamroga, W.J.; Rutkowski, L.; Siekmann, J.; Tadeusiewicz, R.; Zadeh, L.A.

    2004-01-01

    Model checking of temporal logic has already been proposed for automatic planning. In this paper, we introduce a simple adaptation of the ATL model checking algorithm that returns a strategy to achieve given goal. We point out that the algorithm generalizes minimaxing, and that ATL models generalize

  20. The prolific ATL family of RING-H2 ubiquitin ligases.

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    Guzmán, Plinio

    2012-08-01

    An abundant class of E3 ubiquitin ligases encodes the RING-finger domain. The RING finger binds to the E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme and brings together both the E2 and substrate. It is predicted that 477 RING finger E3 ligases exist in Arabidopsis thaliana. A particular family among them, named Arabidopsis Tóxicos en Levadura (ATL), consists of 91 members that contain the RING-H2 variation and a hydrophobic domain located at the N-terminal end. Transmembrane E3 ligases are important in several biological processes. For instance, some transmembrane RING finger E3 ligases are main participants in the endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation pathway that targets misfolded proteins. Functional analysis of a number of ATLs has shown that some of them regulate distinct pathways in plants. Several ATLs have been shown to participate in defense responses, while others play a role in the regulation of the carbon/nitrogen response during post-germinative seedling growth transition, in the regulation of cell death during root development, in endosperm development, or in the transition to flowering under short day conditions. The ATL family has also been instrumental in evolution studies for showing how gene families are expanded in plant genomes.

  1. The Arabidopsis ubiquitin ligases ATL31 and ATL6 control the defense response as well as the carbon/nitrogen response.

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    Maekawa, Shugo; Sato, Takeo; Asada, Yutaka; Yasuda, Shigetaka; Yoshida, Midori; Chiba, Yukako; Yamaguchi, Junji

    2012-06-01

    In higher plants, the metabolism of carbon (C) and nitrogen nutrients (N) is mutually regulated and referred to as the C and N balance (C/N). Plants are thus able to optimize their growth depending on their cellular C/N status. Arabidopsis ATL31 and ATL6 encode a RING-type ubiquitin ligases which play a critical role in the C/N status response (Sato et al. in Plant J 60:852-864, 2009). Since many ATL members are involved in the plant defense response, the present study evaluated whether the C/N response regulators ATL31 and ATL6 are involved in defense responses. Our results confirmed that ATL31 and ATL6 expression is up-regulated with the microbe-associated molecular patterns elicitors flg22 and chitin as well as with infections with Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 (Pst. DC3000). Moreover, transgenic plants overexpressing ATL31 and ATL6 displayed increased resistance to Pst. DC3000. In accordance with these data, loss of ATL31 and ATL6 function in an atl31 atl6 double knockout mutant resulted in reduced resistance to Pst. DC3000. In addition, the molecular cross-talk between C/N and the defense response was investigated by mining public databases. The analysis identified the transcription factors MYB51 and WRKY33, which are involved in the defense response, and their transcripts levels correlate closely with ATL31 and ATL6. Further study demonstrated that the expression of ATL31, ATL6 and defense marker genes including MYB51 and WRKY33 were regulated by C/N conditions. Taken together, these results indicate that ATL31 and ATL6 function as key components of both C/N regulation and the defense response in Arabidopsis.

  2. Reducing Validity in Epistemic ATL to Validity in Epistemic CTL

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    Dimitar P. Guelev

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available We propose a validity preserving translation from a subset of epistemic Alternating-time Temporal Logic (ATL to epistemic Computation Tree Logic (CTL. The considered subset of epistemic ATL is known to have the finite model property and decidable model-checking. This entails the decidability of validity but the implied algorithm is unfeasible. Reducing the validity problem to that in a corresponding system of CTL makes the techniques for automated deduction for that logic available for the handling of the apparently more complex system of ATL.

  3. Micromorphology of hydromorphic soils developed in fluvio-marine sediments during the Middle-Late Pleistocene transit in the Gulf of Cadiz (Atlantic South Spain Micromorfología de suelos hidromorfos desarrollados en depósitos fluvio-marinos del Pleistoceno Medio-Superior en el Golfo de Cádiz (Atlántico, Sur de España Micromorfologia de solos hidromórficos desenvolvidos em sedimentos fluvio marinhos durante o Plistocénico Médio-Superior no Golfo de Cádiz (Atlântico, Sul de Espanha

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    Elvira Roquero

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This study establishes the controlling factors in the soil development in the ancient coastal plain of the Guadalquivir River along the southern Spanish coast (Huelva shortly before 100 ka BP. The macro and micromorphological study indicates that a sedimentation hiatus allowed soil formation (extensive clay illuviation together with the development of widespread redoximorphic features linked to iron oxide depletion and accumulation. Groundwater fluctuations driven by the overall sea-level rise during the onset of the last interglacial period triggered the pervasive occurrence of redox processes, probably acting in the coastal zone from the whole Middle Pleistocene as witnessed in inland outcrops. The resulting redoximorphic pedofeatures show a differential development in the studied zone, which is linked mainly to the activity of the Torre del Loro Fault leading regional differential upwarping of the ancient coastal area as well as local water-escape processes in the fault zone. Petrological, mineralogical and micromorphological data strongly suggest that the occurrence of multiple inheritances of iron-rich pedofeatures from previous Plio-Pleistocene weathering profiles developed under warmer and humid climatic conditions. Several pedofeatures (corroded quartz grains and runiquartz do not correspond to the temperate oceanic climate prevailing in the zone during soil formation, and are reworked from former stronger weathering conditions. They are included in strongly iron-impregnated opaque domains that can be interpreted as inherited iron-rich nodules or clasts already present in the host sediments. These iron-rich pedofeatures have been subject to subsequent iron mobilization giving place to the iron depletion and accumulation domains observed in the micromorphological scale. Differential iron bleaching is not always linked to the fissure and/or pore-system present in the groundmass, suggesting the occurrence of differential water and sediment

  4. The Interventional Arm of the Flexibility In Duty-Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees Trial: First-Year Data Show Superior Quality In-Training Initiative Outcomes.

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    Mirmehdi, Issa; O'Neal, Cindy-Marie; Moon, Davis; MacNew, Heather; Senkowski, Christopher

    With the implementation of strict 80-hour work week in general surgery training, serious questions have been raised concerning the quality of surgical education and the ability of newly trained general surgeons to independently operate. Programs that were randomized to the interventional arm of the Flexibility In duty-hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) Trial were able to decrease transitions and allow for better continuity by virtue of less constraints on duty-hour rules. Using National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Quality In-Training Initiative data along with duty-hour violations compared with old rules, it was hypothesized that quality of care would be improved and outcomes would be equivalent or better than the traditional duty-hour rules. It was also hypothesized that resident perception of compliance with duty hour would not change with implementation of new regulations based on FIRST trial. Flexible work hours were implemented on July 1, 2014. National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Quality In-Training Initiative information was reviewed from July 2014 to January 2015. Patient risk factors and outcomes were compared between institutional resident cases and the national cohort for comparison. Residents' duty-hour logs and violations during this period were compared to the 6-month period before the implementation of the FIRST trial. The annual Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education resident survey was used to assess the residents' perception of compliance with duty hours. With respect to the postoperative complications, the only statistically significant measures were higher prevalence of pneumonia (3.4% vs. 1.5%, p < 0.05) and lower prevalence of sepsis (0% vs. 1.5%, p < 0.05) among cases covered by residents with flexible duty hours. All other measures of postoperative surgical complications showed no difference. The total number of duty-hour violations decreased from 54 to 16. Had the institution not been part of the

  5. Study Shows Oscillating Power Toothbrushes Superior

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    Bill; Berkrot; 董冬

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    选注者言:标题出现的Power Toothbrushes就是“动力牙刷”的意思,前面还有Oscillating,其含义是“振动的”。因此,标题可直译:研究表明动力振动牙刷具有优越性。读完全文,我们才明白,Oscillating Power Toothbrushes的全称应该是:rotational oscillation toothbrushes(旋转振动牙刷)。因为有了电动的旋转振动牙刷,我们现在使用的牙刷也就获得了一个新名:manual toothbrushes(手动牙刷)。语言就是这么随科技的发展而发展的。商界朋友读了此文,是否觉得本文藏匿着良好商机?

  6. AtlA Mediates Extracellular DNA Release, Which Contributes to Streptococcus mutans Biofilm Formation in an Experimental Rat Model of Infective Endocarditis.

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    Jung, Chiau-Jing; Hsu, Ron-Bin; Shun, Chia-Tung; Hsu, Chih-Chieh; Chia, Jean-San

    2017-09-01

    Host factors, such as platelets, have been shown to enhance biofilm formation by oral commensal streptococci, inducing infective endocarditis (IE), but how bacterial components contribute to biofilm formation in vivo is still not clear. We demonstrated previously that an isogenic mutant strain of Streptococcus mutans deficient in autolysin AtlA (ΔatlA) showed a reduced ability to cause vegetation in a rat model of bacterial endocarditis. However, the role of AtlA in bacterial biofilm formation is unclear. In this study, confocal laser scanning microscopy analysis showed that extracellular DNA (eDNA) was embedded in S. mutans GS5 floes during biofilm formation on damaged heart valves, but an ΔatlA strain could not form bacterial aggregates. Semiquantification of eDNA by PCR with bacterial 16S rRNA primers demonstrated that the ΔatlA mutant strain produced dramatically less eDNA than the wild type. Similar results were observed with in vitro biofilm models. The addition of polyanethol sulfonate, a chemical lysis inhibitor, revealed that eDNA release mediated by bacterial cell lysis is required for biofilm initiation and maturation in the wild-type strain. Supplementation of cultures with calcium ions reduced wild-type growth but increased eDNA release and biofilm mass. The effect of calcium ions on biofilm formation was abolished in ΔatlA cultures and by the addition of polyanethol sulfonate. The VicK sensor, but not CiaH, was found to be required for the induction of eDNA release or the stimulation of biofilm formation by calcium ions. These data suggest that calcium ion-regulated AtlA maturation mediates the release of eDNA by S. mutans, which contributes to biofilm formation in infective endocarditis. Copyright © 2017 American Society for Microbiology.

  7. Defense AT&L. March-April 2010

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    with Redstone Arsenal, Ala ., to discuss common avionics issues. 59 Defense AT&L: March-April 2010 program test issues will inform both the test...Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, could easily collaborate with Redstone Arsenal, Ala ., to discuss common avionics issues if both were members of

  8. El Cretácico superior-Paleogeno del área del Río Bueno, costa atlántica de la Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego The Upper Cretaceous-Paleogene from the Río Bueno area, Atlantic coast of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego

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    Full Text Available La sección compuesta del Cretácico superior-Paleogeno en la faja plegada y corrida de los Andes Fueguinos, al sur de los 54° 30'S, alcanza 1400 m de espesor. En la base, la Formación Policarpo, espesor mínimo 350 m, consiste en areniscas tobáceas y areniscas y limolitas bioturbadas. Los amonites Maorites densicostatus y Diplomoceras sp., foraminíferos comunes con la Zona de Gaudryina healyi y los dinoquistes Manumiella seelandica y Operculodium cf. azcaratei indican una edad maastrichtiana. Las rocas del Paleoceno a Eoceno inferior incluyen cuatro formaciones nuevas. La Formación Cabo Leticia (ca. 150 m, Paleoceno, consiste en depósitos de flujos gravitatorios: brechas, conglomerados y areniscas tobáceas masivas. La Formación La Barca (ca. 220 m, incluye dos miembros: LB1, areniscas tobáceas con intercalaciones de limolitas carbonosas y LB2, fangolitas negras con Palaeocystodinium golzowense y Spiroplectammina spectabilis. P. golzowense y la Asociación de Bulimina karpatica en LB1 indican una edad paleocena tardía. La Formación Punta Noguera (380 m está constituida dominantemente por areniscas tobáceas masivas, glauconíticas, con intercalaciones de paquetes de turbiditas. Dinoquistes del grupo de Apectodinium, Deflandrea robusta, Palaeocystodinium sp., y Odontodinium askinae; los foraminíferos Alabamina creta, Charltonina acutimarginata, Valvulineria teurensis y la primera ocurrencia de Elphidium y Cribrorotalia, sugieren una edad cercana al límite Paleoceno/Eoceno. La Formación Cerro Ruperto (200 m consta principalmente de areniscas finas limosas, glauconíticas y limolitas; la dominancia de Deflandrea dartmooria indica una edad eocena temprana. Apoyada en discordancia angular, la Formación Río Bueno (ca. 60-80 m está formada por rocas carbonáticas. Su miembro RB1, grainstones friables e indurados rítmicamente estratificados, con los foraminíferos planctónicos Planorotalites australiformis y Subbotina linaperta se

  9. Arab Teens Lifestyle Study (ATLS): objectives, design, methodology and implications

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    Hazzaa M Al-Hazzaa1,2, Abdulrahman O Musaiger3, ATLS Research Group1Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Department of Physical Education and Movement Sciences, College of Education, King Saud University, 2Scientific Board, Obesity Research Chair, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 3Arab Center for Nutrition, Manama, Bahrain, and Nutrition and Health Studies Unit, Deanship of Scientific Research, University of Bahrain, BahrainBackground: There is a lack of comparable data on physical acti...

  10. Atle Næss: Roten av minus en

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    Full Text Available Atle Næss har skrevet flere romaner, og to biografier om hhv Edevard Munch og Galileo Galilei. Med Roten av minus en kombinerer han roman- og biografigenren, og skriver både en kjærlighetshistorie, et utkast til en biografi og et riss av en selvbiografi som i sum blir til en roman om hvorvidt livet har den orden og nødvendighet som biografien er satt til å formidle

  11. Enterococcus faecium biofilm formation: identification of major autolysin AtlAEfm, associated Acm surface localization, and AtlAEfm-independent extracellular DNA Release.

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    Paganelli, Fernanda L; Willems, Rob J L; Jansen, Pamela; Hendrickx, Antoni; Zhang, Xinglin; Bonten, Marc J M; Leavis, Helen L

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    Enterococcus faecium is an important multidrug-resistant nosocomial pathogen causing biofilm-mediated infections in patients with medical devices. Insight into E. faecium biofilm pathogenesis is pivotal for the development of new strategies to prevent and treat these infections. In several bacteria, a major autolysin is essential for extracellular DNA (eDNA) release in the biofilm matrix, contributing to biofilm attachment and stability. In this study, we identified and functionally characterized the major autolysin of E. faecium E1162 by a bioinformatic genome screen followed by insertional gene disruption of six putative autolysin genes. Insertional inactivation of locus tag EfmE1162_2692 resulted in resistance to lysis, reduced eDNA release, deficient cell attachment, decreased biofilm, decreased cell wall hydrolysis, and significant chaining compared to that of the wild type. Therefore, locus tag EfmE1162_2692 was considered the major autolysin in E. faecium and renamed atlAEfm. In addition, AtlAEfm was implicated in cell surface exposure of Acm, a virulence factor in E. faecium, and thereby facilitates binding to collagen types I and IV. This is a novel feature of enterococcal autolysins not described previously. Furthermore, we identified (and localized) autolysin-independent DNA release in E. faecium that contributes to cell-cell interactions in the atlAEfm mutant and is important for cell separation. In conclusion, AtlAEfm is the major autolysin in E. faecium and contributes to biofilm stability and Acm localization, making AtlAEfm a promising target for treatment of E. faecium biofilm-mediated infections. IMPORTANCE Nosocomial infections caused by Enterococcus faecium have rapidly increased, and treatment options have become more limited. This is due not only to increasing resistance to antibiotics but also to biofilm-associated infections. DNA is released in biofilm matrix via cell lysis, caused by autolysin, and acts as a matrix stabilizer. In this study

  12. Interceptação das chuvas em um fragmento de floresta da Mata Atlântica na Bacia do Prata, Recife, PE Rainfall interception in an Atlantic Forest fragment in the Prata Basin, Recife, PE

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    Full Text Available A mata de Dois Irmãos é uma das poucas áreas remanescentes da Floresta Atlântica no Estado de Pernambuco. Nela estão inseridos os açudes do Meio, do Prata e Dois Irmãos que compõem a bacia hidrográfica do Prata. Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a partição das chuvas em um fragmento de Floresta Atlântica na Bacia do Prata em Recife, PE. Para obtenção dos dados de precipitação sob florestas, foram instalados 24 interceptômetros e selecionadas 20 árvores do estrato superior, e 10 árvores do sub-bosque foram escolhidas para obter os dados de escoamento pelo tronco. Encontraram-se perdas por interceptação de 208,3 mm, precipitação efetiva de 1.431,7 mm, precipitação interna de 1.392,4 mm, escoamento pelo tronco das árvores do estrato superior de 6,6 mm e escoamento pelo sub-bosque de 32,8 mm, correspondendo a 12,7%, 87,3%, 84,9%, 0,4% e 2%, respectivamente, do total precipitado de 1.464 mm.The Dois Irmãos forest is one of the few remaining areas of the Atlantic Forest in the State of Pernambuco. The dams of Meio, Prata and Dois Irmãos, which belong to the Prata Basin, are in it. The objective of this work was to study the rainfall partitioning in a fragment of the Atlantic forest in the Prata basin, in Recife, PE. 24 raingouges were installed in the interior of the forest to measure the throughfall and 20 trees of superior extract and 10 of the sub-forest were selected to determine the stemflow. The results showed values of loss interception of 208,3 mm, net precipitation of 1431,7 mm, throughfall of 1392,4 mm, stemflow by superior stratum of 6,6 mm and stemflow by sub-forest of 32,8 mm, corresponding to 12,7%, 87,3%, 84,9%, 0,4% and 2%, respectively.

  13. Elevated plasma fibrinogen level shows superior prognostic value than Epstein-Barr virus DNA load for stage IVA/B nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients in the intensity-modulated radiotherapy era.

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    Lan, Mei; Chen, Chunyan; Huang, Ying; Mao, Minjie; Han, Fei; Liao, Junfang; Deng, Meiling; Duan, Zhijun; Zheng, Lie; Wu, Shaoxiong; Lu, Taixiang; Jian, Yutao

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    Effective prognostic factors for patients with stage IVA/B nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) who are susceptible to distant metastases are limited. We aim to investigate the prognostic value of pretreatment plasma fibrinogen (FIB) level and Epstein-Barr virus DNA (EBV-DNA) load in these patients in the era of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). The 5-year DSS, DFS and DMFS rates of the entire cohort were 72.7%, 66.8%, 80.0%, respectively. High FIB level was identified as a negative prognostic factor for survival: the 5-year DSS, DFS and DMFS rates for patients with high FIB (> 4.0 g/L) and normal FIB (≤ 4.0 g/L) were 60.3% vs. 76.0%, 56.0% vs. 69.9%, and 59.4% vs. 85.5%, respectively (all P level shows superior prognostic value than EBV-DNA load for stage IVA/B NPC patients in the era of IMRT. A total of 755 patients with newly-diagnosed stage IVA/B NPC treated with definitive IMRT between January 2007 and December 2011 were enrolled. Plasma FIB and EBV-DNA were measured before treatment. Disease-specific survival (DSS), disease-free survival (DFS) and distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method; differences were compared using the log-rank test.

  14. Defense AT&L. May-June 2010

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    change of station move to the Air Force Logistics Management Agency at Gunter Air Force Base, Ala . As I researched AFLMA, I found its mission was to...with multiple users based on technology, manu- facturer, or function? This is already being done in the areas of common avionics and weapons, but I...metal 41 Defense AT&L: May-June 2010 type modifications work out just fine. That is not to say that an avionics or more complex modification is out

  15. Avaliação do desempenho atlético de eqüinos Puro-Sangue Inglês após cirurgia via artroscópica para tratamento de fraturas do osso carpo-radial

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    Full Text Available Neste estudo, realizou-se a avaliação da eficiência do método de artroscopia no tratamento das fraturas do ângulo diedro dorso-distal do osso carpo-radial de eqüinos. Para tanto, foi feito o acompanhamento da atividade atlética de 12 animais da raça PSI, sendo 9 machos, todos alojados no Jockey Club de São Paulo. Consideramos eficiente o tratamento cirúrgico da fratura em todos os animais, os quais tiveram aproveitamento atlético superior ao encontrado em literatura.

  16. Optimal Tableaux-Based Decision Procedure for Testing Satisfiability in the Alternating-Time Temporal Logic ATL+

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    We develop a sound, complete and practically implementable tableaux-based decision method for constructive satisfiability testing and model synthesis in the fragment ATL+ of the full Alternating time temporal logic ATL∗. The method extends in an essential way a previously developed tableaux......-based decision method for ATL and works in 2EXPTIME, which is the optimal worst case complexity of the satisfiability problem for ATL+. We also discuss how suitable parameterizations and syntactic restrictions on the class of input ATL+ formulae can reduce the complexity of the satisfiability problem....

  17. Prediction of ATLS hypovolemic shock class in rats using the perfusion index and lactate concentration.

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    Choi, Soo Beom; Park, Jee Soo; Chung, Jai Won; Kim, Sung Woo; Kim, Deok Won

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    It is necessary to quickly and accurately determine Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) hemorrhagic shock class for triage in cases of acute hemorrhage caused by trauma. However, the ATLS classification has limitations, namely, with regard to primary vital signs. This study identified the optimal variables for appropriate triage of hemorrhage severity, including the peripheral perfusion index and serum lactate concentration in addition to the conventional primary vital signs. To predict the four ATLS classes, three popular machine learning algorithms with four feature selection methods for multicategory classification were applied to a rat model of acute hemorrhage. A total of 78 anesthetized rats were divided into four groups for ATLS classification based on blood loss (in percent). The support vector machine one-versus-one model with the Kruskal-Wallis feature selection method performed best, with 80.8% accuracy, relative classifier information of 0.629, and a kappa index of 0.732. The new hemorrhage-induced severity index (lactate concentration/perfusion index), diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, and the perfusion index were selected as the optimal variables for predicting the four ATLS classes by support vector machine one-versus-one with the Kruskal-Wallis method. These four variables were also selected for binary classification to predict ATLS classes I and II versus III and IV for blood transfusion requirement. The suggested ATLS classification system would be helpful to first responders by indicating the severity of patients, allowing physicians to prepare suitable resuscitation before hospital arrival, which could hasten treatment initiation.

  18. Lei da Mata Atlântica: Retrocesso ambiental

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    Full Text Available A Lei Federal n.11.428/06 e o Decreto Federal n.6.660/08, quando comparados ao Decreto Federal n.750/93, contêm várias alterações ambientalmente nocivas, configurando um retrocesso para a proteção da Mata Atlântica. Quanto à Lei n.11.428, verifica-se, por exemplo, que o estágio médio de regeneração recebeu um tratamento distinto em relação à vegetação primária e em estágio avançado, tendo sua proteção desguarnecida; e que os artigos 30 e 31, associados aos artigos 11, 12 e 17, abrem novas possibilidades para supressão de vegetação nativa de florestas tanto em estágio avançado como em estágio médio de regeneração. O Decreto n.6.660 permite, por exemplo, a exploração de madeira e lenha em propriedades rurais sem controle dos órgãos competentes.The Federal Law n.11.428/06 and the Federal Decree n.6.660/08 compared to the Federal Decree n.750/93 contain some environmentally harmful flexibilities and changes, configuring a setback for the Atlantic Rainforest protection. In the Law n.11.428, it's verified, for example, a different treatment for Rainforest in intermediate stage of regeneration in relation to advanced stage or climax, and the Articles 30 and 31, associated with Articles 11, 12 and 17, open new possibilities for deforestation, both forest in an advanced stage, as in the intermediate stage of regeneration. The Decree n.6.660 allows, for example, the eventual exploration of timber and firewood in rural properties without control of the competent agencies.

  19. International Cooperation in Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (IC in AT&L) Handbook

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    the DAU experience is the AT&L Performance Learning Model ( PLM ). This learning and development architecture provides each member of the Defense...Acquisition Workforce with more control over his or her career-long learning opportunities. The PLM extends the learning experience from traditional

  20. Defense AT&L Magazine. Volume 43, Number 5. September-October 2014

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    Defense AT&L Editorial Staff Managing Editor/Senior Editor, DAU Press Benjamin Tyree Online Content Editor Collie J. Johnson Production Manager...DoD and Industry Program Interactions Assistant Art Director Tia Gray and Managing Editor Ben Tyree receive a 2014 APEX Award for Excellence for

  1. Defense AT&L. Volume 43, Number 6, November-December 2014

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    Editorial Staff Managing Editor/Senior Editor, DAU Press Benjamin Tyree Online Content Editor Collie J. Johnson Production Manager Frances Battle Art...Randy Weekes; the manag- ing editor of Defense AT&L is Benjamin Tyree ; and the publisher is the Defense Acquisition University Press. All are colocated

  2. Defense AT&L (Volume 36, Number 5, September-October 2007)

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    Defense AT&L: September-October 2007 “Trust is critical when our products reach every soldier, everywhere, every day,” said Army Lt. Col. John Lemon ...3Number the pages in your manuscript andput your name on every page. It makes ourlife so much easier if we happen to drop a stack of papers and your

  3. Defense AT&L (Volume 36, Number 1, January-February 2007)

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    unusual members of the AT&L work- force. Readers know from your arti- cles that you aspire to be any- thing from pirates to punk rock stars. What about...example, painting the captain of a pirate ship as a program manager, using punk rock as a model for 21st century acquisitions, telling a fairy tale in

  4. ATL1 and REEP1 mutations in hereditary and sporadic upper motor neuron syndromes

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    de Bot, S. T.; Veldink, J. H.; Vermeer, S.; Mensenkamp, A. R.; Brugman, F.; Scheffer, H.; van den Berg, L. H.; Kremer, H. P. H.; Kamsteeg, E. J.; van de Warrenburg, B. P.

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    SPAST mutations are the most common cause of autosomal dominant hereditary spastic paraplegias (AD-HSPs), but many spastic paraplegia patients are found to carry no mutations in this gene. In order to assess the contribution of ATL1 and REEP1 in AD-HSP, we performed mutational analysis in 27 SPAST-n

  5. Defense AT&L. Volume 44, Number 4

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    Integrating Innovation Keeping the Leading Edge oXSS The Challenge of Technological Superiority Removing Bureaucracy CONTENTS rj» ? 4lv ^ WE...Removing Bureaucracy Katharina McFarland The acquisition process should not be so bureaucratically burdensome that people are will...attention to detail, strong leadership , enacity, solid business acumen and innovation ontractors. PM has run into constraints from MA,5 and DoD

  6. Distribuição altitudinal e simpatria das aves do gênero Drymophila Swainson (Passeriformes, Thamnophilidae na Mata Atlântica Elevational distribution and sympatry of birds of the genus Drymophila Swainson (Passeriformes, Thamnophilidae in the Atlantic forest

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    Full Text Available Foram descritas e analisadas as distribuições altitudinais das seis espécies de Drymophila Swainson, 1824, endêmicas da Mata Atlântica e identificados e discutidos os casos de simpatria. Para isso, foram usados dois conjuntos de dados, um em escala local (a Serra dos Órgãos, um segmento da Serra do Mar no Estado do Rio de Janeiro e outro em escala regional (Mata Atlântica. Os registros e as altitudes na Serra dos Órgãos foram obtidos diretamente no campo enquanto que os dados da Mata Atlântica foram obtidos principalmente a partir de exemplares depositados em museus de história natural. Os dois conjuntos de dados mostraram um padrão similar de distribuição altitudinal das espécies: D. squamata (Lichtenstein, 1823 e D. ferruginea (Temminck, 1822 nas menores altitudes, D. malura (Temminck, 1825, D. ochropyga (Hellmayr, 1906 e D. rubricollis (Bertoni, 1901 com limites altitudinais semelhantes entre si e intermediários em relação às demais espécies e D. genei (Filippi, 1847, restrita às maiores altitudes. A maior parte das localidades na Mata Atlântica e pontos de observação na Serra dos Órgãos apresenta apenas uma ou duas espécies. Isso sugere que, embora possam ocorrer nas mesmas áreas ou localidades, as espécies tendem a se excluir. Drymophila squamata e D. malura foram as espécies que menos vezes ocorreram em simpatria proporcionalmente, nas duas escalas de análise. A simpatria entre as espécies irmãs D. ochropyga-D. genei e D. ferruginea-D. rubricollis ocorreu em localidades nas Serras do Mar e da Mantiqueira, sempre em faixas altitudinais estreitas, nunca superiores a 300 m de intervalo.The elevational distribution of Atlantic forest Drymophila Swainson, 1824 was analyzed and sympatry cases were identified and discussed. Two data sets were used, one with local scale data (a portion of Serra do Mar called Serra dos Órgãos, in Rio de Janeiro state and other with regional scale data (Atlantic forest. The Serra

  7. Tenisa bumbas dinamikas modelēšana atlēciena brīdī

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    Bakalaura darbā „Tenisa bumbas dinamikas modelēšana atlēciena brīdī” apskatīti un definēti tenisa bumbas vertikālais un horizontālais elastības koeficients un to noteikšanas metodes, vertikālā elastības koeficienta atkarība no bumbas ātruma. Analizēti virsmas reakcijas spēks un berzes spēks, to saistība un bumbas mijiedarbība ar atlēciena virsmu. Darbā iztirzāti matemātiskie atlēciena modeļi un ar modeļiem prognozētie rezultāti salīdzināti ar eksperimentālajiem. H. Brodija bumbas atlēciena mo...

  8. Manufacturing Innovation and Technological Superiority

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    Defense AT&L: September-October 2016 2 From the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisit ion, Technology, and Logist ics Manufacturing Innovation ...English advantages in mechanized textile manufacturing in the early 1800s drove the performance of the British economy, just as Carnegie’s steel...program to establish Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs) that would create incubators for advanced manufacturing technology in key

  9. Show Time

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    <正> Story: Show Time!The whole class presents the story"Under the Sea".Everyone is so excited and happy.Both Leo and Kathy show their parentsthe characters of the play."Who’s he?"asks Kathy’s mom."He’s the prince."Kathy replies."Who’s she?"asks Leo’s dad."She’s the queen."Leo replieswith a smile.

  10. Snobbish Show

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    @@ The State Administration of Radio,Film and Television (SARFT),China's media watchdog,issued a new set of mles on June 9 that strictly regulate TV match-making shows,which have been sweeping the country's primetime programming. "Improper social and love values such as money worship should not be presented in these shows.Humiliation,verbal attacks and sex-implied vulgar content are not allowed" the new roles said.

  11. Mallorca y la importación de trigo atlántico (1230-1350

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    Antonio Ortega Villoslada

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    Full Text Available El estudio de los hábitos alimentarios y sus fuentes de aprovisionamiento se mueven sustancialmente en el ámbito mediterráneo, obviando otras regiones. El presente artículo abre un nuevo marco en el que el mundo atlántico, atravesando el siempre complejo espacio geográfico del estrecho del Gibraltar, deviene en fuente primordial del abastecimiento frumentario del reino de Mallorca.

  12. EROBATIC SHOW

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    Visitors look at plane models of the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China, developer of the count,s first homegrown large passenger jet C919, during the Singapore Airshow on February 16. The biennial event is the largest airshow in Asia and one of the most important aviation and defense shows worldwide. A number of Chinese companies took part in the event during which Okay Airways, the first privately owned aidine in China, signed a deal to acquire 12 Boeing 737 jets.

  13. Superior Hiking Trail

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — Superior Hiking Trail main trail, spurs, and camp spurs for completed trail throughout Cook, Lake, St. Louis and Carlton counties. These data were collected with...

  14. Bathymetry of Lake Superior

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Bathymetry of Lake Superior has been compiled as a component of a NOAA project to rescue Great Lakes lake floor geological and geophysical data and make it more...

  15. Superior Hiking Trail Facilities

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  16. ATLS Hypovolemic Shock Classification by Prediction of Blood Loss in Rats Using Regression Models.

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    Choi, Soo Beom; Choi, Joon Yul; Park, Jee Soo; Kim, Deok Won

    2016-07-01

    In our previous study, our input data set consisted of 78 rats, the blood loss in percent as a dependent variable, and 11 independent variables (heart rate, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, pulse pressure, respiration rate, temperature, perfusion index, lactate concentration, shock index, and new index (lactate concentration/perfusion)). The machine learning methods for multicategory classification were applied to a rat model in acute hemorrhage to predict the four Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) hypovolemic shock classes for triage in our previous study. However, multicategory classification is much more difficult and complicated than binary classification. We introduce a simple approach for classifying ATLS hypovolaemic shock class by predicting blood loss in percent using support vector regression and multivariate linear regression (MLR). We also compared the performance of the classification models using absolute and relative vital signs. The accuracies of support vector regression and MLR models with relative values by predicting blood loss in percent were 88.5% and 84.6%, respectively. These were better than the best accuracy of 80.8% of the direct multicategory classification using the support vector machine one-versus-one model in our previous study for the same validation data set. Moreover, the simple MLR models with both absolute and relative values could provide possibility of the future clinical decision support system for ATLS classification. The perfusion index and new index were more appropriate with relative changes than absolute values.

  17. ATLS adherence in the transfer of rural trauma patients to a level I facility.

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    McCrum, Marta L; McKee, Jessica; Lai, Michael; Staples, John; Switzer, Noah; Widder, Sandy L

    2013-09-01

    Injury sustained in rural areas has been shown to carry higher mortality rates than trauma in urban settings. This disparity is partially attributed to increased distance from definitive care and underscores the importance of proper primary trauma management prior to transfer to a trauma facility. The purpose of this study was to assess Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) guideline adherence in the management of adult trauma patients transferred from rural hospitals to a level I facility. We performed a retrospective analysis of all adult major trauma patients transferred ≥50km from an outlying hospital to a level I trauma centre from 2007 through 2009. Transfer practices were evaluated using ATLS guidelines. 646 patients were analyzed. Mean age was 40.5years and 94% sustained blunt injuries with a median Injury Severity Score (ISS) of 22. Median transport distance was 253km. Among all patients, there were notable deficiencies (Key aspects of ATLS resuscitation guidelines are frequently missed during transfer of trauma patients from the periphery to level I trauma centres. Comprehensive quality improvement initiatives, including targeted education, telemedicine and trauma team training programmes could improve quality of care. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Movement patterns of stream-dwelling fishes from Mata Atlântica, Southeast Brazil.

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    Mazzoni, Rosana; Iglesias-Rios, Ricardo

    2012-12-01

    The identification of mechanisms of spatial-temporal variation, obtained from the quantification of natural populations, is a central topic of ecological research. Despite its importance to life-history theory, as well as to conservation and management of natural populations, no studies concerning movement patterns and home range of small stream-dwelling fishes from Brazilian rain forests are known. In the present study we aimed to describe the longitudinal pattern of long distance movement as well as local patterns of short movement (daily home-range) of fishes from a Mata Atlântica stream from Southeast Brazil. We gathered information about movement dynamic in order to discuss the relationship between swimming ability, fish morphology and home range. Long distance movement data were obtained in a mark-recapture experiment held in the field between June and September - 2008, on five sites along the Ubatiba stream. For this study, we had one day to mark fishes, on June-19, and 14 events for recapture. Considering the ten species that inhabit the study area, our study showed that four species: Astyanax janeiroensis, Astyanax hastatus, Parotocinclus maculicauda and Pimelodella lateristriga, moved at least 6 000m in 60 days. The other six species did not present long distance movements, as they were recaptured in the same site 90 days after being marked. For short distance study, movement data were obtained in one mark-recapture experiment held in a 100m long site subdivided into five 20m stretches where fishes were marked with different elastomer colours. We marked 583 specimens that after recapture showed two groups of different movement patterns. The first group was called "Long Movement Group" and the second one was called "Short Movement Group". The Long Movement Group showed, on average, 89.8% of moving fishes and 10.2% of non moving fishes, against 21.3% and 78.7%, respectively, for the Short Movement Group. It was concluded that fish movement could explain

  19. Historia Económica e Historia atlántica: algunas reflexiones sobre publicaciones recientes

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    Santiago de Luxán Meléndez

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo tratamos de contribuir a la apertura atlántica de la historiografía canaria, haciéndonos eco de diversas investigaciones que pueden englobarse bajo el paraguas de esta denominación. De este modo, desde la perspectiva general de la historia del azúcar, hemos atendido al Proyecto “Atlántica” Canarias-Madeira; a la renovación historiográfica española con relación a Cuba en el momento decisivo de los grandes cambios del mercado de este producto, entre 1875-1895; y al nacimiento de una potente historiografía brasileña del azúcar, ejemplificado en una de las últimas tesis doctorales realizadas en aquel país. El tabaco ha sido, en segundo lugar, el hilo conductor de tres grandes aportaciones en este terreno: la difusión del tabaco en España, la fiscalidad del tabaco y el nacimiento y funcionamiento de una fábrica de cigarros. Por último, nos hemos ocupado de las bases de la Expansión atlántica, con la presentación de una tesis realizada en nuestra Universidad, a propósito de la sociedad sevillana bajomedieval y de un libro colectivo editado por la Junta de Andalucía, sobre un producto, como es la sal, que también tuvo un cierto protagonismo en el comercio de ida y vuelta entre ambas vertientes del Atlántico.This paper tries to contribute to the Atlantic open up of Canarian historiography, gathering several studies that can be brought together under this denomination. Therefore, an overall perspective of the sugar history has been attended, taking care of the Canary-Madeira´s “Atlántica” Project, the Spanish renewed historiographic approach and its relation with Cuba in a time of dramatic changes in the market for this product among 1875-1895, and the Brazilian growing and powerful sugar historiography, illustrated by one of the latest doctoral thesis carried out in that country. Tobacco has been the thread of three main contributions in this field: tobacco circulation in Spain, its taxation

  20. What are Millian Qualitative Superiorities?

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    Full Text Available In an article published in Prolegomena 2006, Christoph Schmidt-Petri has defended his interpretation and attacked mine of Mill’s idea that higher kinds of pleasure are superior in quality to lower kinds, regardless of quantity. Millian qualitative superiorities as I understand them are infinite superiorities. In this paper, I clarify my interpretation and show how Schmidt-Petri has misrepresented it and ignored the obvious textual support for it. As a result, he fails to understand how genuine Millian qualitative superiorities determine the novel structure of Mill’s pluralistic utilitarianism, in which a social code of justice that distributes equal rights and duties takes absolute priority over competing considerations. Schmidt-Petri’s own interpretation is a non-starter, because it does noteven recognize that Mill is talking about different kinds of pleasant feelings, such that the higher kinds are intrinsically more valuable than the lower. I conclude by outlining why my interpretation is free of any metaphysical commitment to the “essence” of pleasure.

  1. The Arabidopsis EDR1 Protein Kinase Negatively Regulates the ATL1 E3 Ubiquitin Ligase to Suppress Cell Death[W

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    Serrano, Irene; Gu, Yangnan; Qi, Dong; Dubiella, Ullrich

    2014-01-01

    Loss-of-function mutations in the Arabidopsis thaliana ENHANCED DISEASE RESISTANCE1 (EDR1) gene confer enhanced programmed cell death under a variety of abiotic and biotic stress conditions. All edr1 mutant phenotypes can be suppressed by missense mutations in the KEEP ON GOING gene, which encodes a trans-Golgi network/early endosome (TGN/EE)-localized E3 ubiquitin ligase. Here, we report that EDR1 interacts with a second E3 ubiquitin ligase, ARABIDOPSIS TOXICOS EN LEVADURA1 (ATL1), and negatively regulates its activity. Overexpression of ATL1 in transgenic Arabidopsis induced severe growth inhibition and patches of cell death, while transient overexpression in Nicotiana benthamiana leaves induced cell death and tissue collapse. The E3 ligase activity of ATL1 was required for both of these processes. Importantly, we found that ATL1 interacts with EDR1 on TGN/EE vesicles and that EDR1 suppresses ATL1-mediated cell death in N. benthamiana and Arabidopsis. Lastly, knockdown of ATL1 expression suppressed cell death phenotypes associated with the edr1 mutant and made Arabidopsis hypersusceptible to powdery mildew infection. Taken together, our data indicate that ATL1 is a positive regulator of programmed cell death and EDR1 negatively regulates ATL1 activity at the TGN/EE and thus controls stress responses initiated by ATL1-mediated ubiquitination events. PMID:25398498

  2. Alcances de las políticas nacionales de ciencia, tecnología e innovación en el departamento del Atlántico

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    María de los Ángeles Pérez

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo muestra las limitaciones de la política nacional de ciencia, tecnología e innovación como factor de desarrollo económico y social, especialmente en el departamento del Atlántico (Colombia, donde el Comité de Ciencia, Tecnología e innovación (CODECTI ha jugado en papel muy restringido, a pesar de que en la región existen sectores sociales conscientes de su importancia y de la gestión del conocimiento. Si bien la economía y el crecimiento han despuntado en determinadas coyunturas, esto se ha debido a factores diferentes, tanto entre el periodo 1850-1930 como ahora, a principios del S. XXI, cuando la vigencia del Tratado de Libre Comercio con Estados Unidos ha aumentado las expectativas de los inversionistas. Abstract This paper shows national policy limitations on science, technology and innovation as economic and social development specially in Atlántico (Colombia considering that Science, Technology and Innovation (CODECTI has played a very limited role although there are social sectors which know aware of their importance and knowledge management, while the economy and growth have excelled in certain situations. This process has happen due to several factors, both among 1850 and 1930 as now, at the beginning of XXI century, when the term of Free Trade Agreement with United States of American has increased investors expectations.

  3. PERSISTENT LEFT SUPERIOR VENACAVA

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    Devinder Singh

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available A Persistent Left Superior Venacava (PLSVC is the most common variation of the thoracic venous system and rare congenital vascular anomaly and is prevalent in 0.3% of the population. It may be associated with other cardiovascular abnormalities including atrial septal defect, bicuspid aortic valve, coarctation of aorta, coronary sinus ostial atresia, and cor triatriatum. Incidental rotation of a dilated coronary sinus on echocardiography should raise the suspicion of PLSVC. The diagnosis should be confirmed by saline contrast echocardiography. Condition is usually asymptomatic. Here we present a rare case of persistent left superior vena cava presented in OPD with dyspnoea & palpitations.

  4. Creencias sobre voto, democracia y funciones de un alcalde en municipios del departamento del Atlántico

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    Marcela Navia Núñez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This research paper shows the results of a study aimed at knowing the policy-related beliefs among likely-to-vote inhabitants of municipalities in the department of Atlántico (Colombia. 2.200 people were interviewed using the free associations technique for the phrases “voting” and “democracy”, they were also asked about the major functions of the city mayor. As a result, “voting” was related to “election”, and “democracy” and “freedom”, in like manner, answers about the functions of a mayor were oriented to his/her job. The most common answer regarding to mayor was “to work for the people, needs and their living conditions.” These results constitute the framework of beliefs with which voters then evaluate city management and adjust their own participation in the electoral process. Depending on the evaluation results, cognitive dissonance may arise. Resumen El presente artículo de investigación muestra los resultados de un trabajo orientado a conocer las creencias relacionadas con la política entre habitantes de municipios del departamento del Atlántico (Colombia, con intención de votar. Se entrevistaron 2200 personas con la técnica de asociación libre para los términos voto y democracia; también se preguntó por las funciones de un alcalde. Los resultados indican que el término voto se identificó con elección, democracia y libertad, en tanto que las funciones de un alcalde se encaminaron a sus obras. Entre estas, las más frecuentes fueron: trabajar por las necesidades del pueblo y las condiciones de vida. Estos resultados se constituyen en el marco de creencias con el que luego los electores evaluarán la gestión y su propia participación en el proceso electoral. Dependiendo de esa evaluación, aparecerá o no la disonancia cognitiva.

  5. [Six years of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) in Germany: the 100th provider course in Hamburg].

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    Münzberg, M; Mahlke, L; Bouillon, B; Paffrath, T; Matthes, G; Wölfl, C G

    2010-07-01

    With over 1 million certified physicians in more than 50 countries worldwide, the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) concept is one of the most successful international education programs. The concept is simple, priority-orientated (ABCDE scheme) and assesses the situation of the trauma patient on the basis of vital signs to treat the life-threatening injuries immediately. With over 100 ATLS provider courses and 10 instruction courses accomplished in less than 6 years, no other land in the world has successfully established this concept in such a short time as Germany. Meanwhile nearly 1,600 colleagues have been trained and certified. Evaluation of the first 100 ATLS courses in Germany supports this concept. The total evaluation of all courses is 1.36 (1.06-1.8, n=100). The individual parts of the course were marked as followed: presentations 1.6 (1.0-2.81, n=100), practical skills stations 1.46 (1.0-2.4, n=100) and surgical skills stations 1.38 (1.0-2.38, n=100). In 2009 a total of 47 ATLS courses were accomplished which will clearly increase in 2010. Other ATLS formats, such as ATCN (Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses) and refresher courses are planned for the beginning of 2010.

  6. Identification and Expression Patterns of Atlastin Genes in Silkworm, Bombyx mori%家蚕Atlastin基因(BmATL)的鉴定及表达模式

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    陈全梅; 谭祥; 杨强; 胡晓明; 马振刚; 赵萍

    2011-01-01

    The hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSPs) are a group of inherited human neurological disorders causing increased stiffness and overactive muscle reflexes. Among genes underlying HSPs, Atlastin encodes a protein with a typicai GTP binding (GBP) domain and two adjacent transmembrane regions. Atlastin is located on membranes of Golgi apparatus and endoplasmic reticulum, involving in vesicle trafficking. By searching against the silkworm (Bombyx mori)genome sequence, we identified 4 Atlastin genes, designated as BmATL1 to BmATL4, on the basis of homology analysis with Atlastin genes from Homo sapiens and Drosophila melanogaster. All four BmATLs have a conserved dynamin-like GBP domain, among which BmATL1 and BmATL2 have a molecular mass of about 60 kD with two adjacent transmembrane regions, and BmATL3 and BmATL4 have a molecular mass of about 85 kD without transmembrane region. Expression pattern analyses revealed that BmATL1 and BmATL2 were lowly expressed in all tissues of silkworm larvae on day 3 of the 5th instar, while BmATL3 and BmATL4 were highly expressed in silkworm hemocytes. The above analyses suggest that BmATL1 is similar to Atlastin of H. sapiens and D. melanogaster in molecular mass, structural domains, and expression pattern.%Atlastin基因是人类遗传性痉挛性截瘫(hereditary spastic paraplegia,HSP)疾病的致病基因之一.Atlastin蛋白具有典型的GTP结合(GBP)结构域和2个相邻的跨膜结构,被定位在高尔基体和内质网膜上,具有运输小囊泡的功能.用人类和果蝇的Atlastin基因序列对家蚕基因组数据库进行同源搜索,鉴定得到4个同源基因,命名为BmAT1-BmATL4.生物信息学分析显示这4个基因编码的蛋白质都有GBP结构域,其中:BmATL1和BmATL2的分子质量约60kD,有2个相邻的跨膜结构;BmATL3和BmAL4的分子质量约85kD,没有跨膜结构.表达谱分析表明BmATL1和BmATL2在家蚕5龄第3天幼虫各组织都有低量表达,BmATL3和BmATL4在血细胞中特异

  7. Ciudad Universitaria, Rectoría : UNAM, Mural "El regreso de Quetzalcóatl".

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    El retorno de Quetzalcóatl fue concebido por Chávez Morado como una suerte de mascarón de proa- porque esto era lo primero que veía todo aquel que se aproximaba a la Facultad de Ciencias. Además- se trataba de una propuesta que- para ser apreciada- debía contemplarse desde lejos- pues fue elaborada sobre un espejo de agua que- en el ángulo correcto y en lontananza- exhibía el reflejo invertido del mural. “En este trabajo- el pintor representó a la serpiente emplumada transformada en balsa- ...

  8. La Primera Crisis Atlántica: La Revolución Americana

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    2012-01-01

    El primer ensayo de esta serie analiza aquella protesta provincial —tan frecuente— contra los impuestos de la metrópoli, que se convirtió en guerra civil y, más tarde, en la primera guerra de independencia. David Armitage sitúa este conflicto dentro del Imperio británico atlántico, registrando no sólo a las 13 colonias que se independizaron, sino también a los territorios y pobladores que permanecieron leales a la Corona. Desde esta perspectiva, la experiencia se vuelve comparable con los pro...

  9. Defense AT&L (Volume 36, Number 2, March-April 2007)

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    13 Defense AT&L: March-April 2007 MAI Technologies and the DoD and NASA Systems Impacted • High-Yield Investment Cast Superalloy Airfoils –F135, F136...E/F Drag Beam –F-22 Keelson and F-35 Weapons Bay Door Hinge –C-17 Pylon Panel and Structural Support –AE1107, AE2100 and AE3007H Compressor Discs ...Forged Titanium Alloy Modeling –F119 Fan Blades and Discs –F135, F136 Fan Discs and F-22 Plate Airframe Structure • Direct Electron-Beam-Melted

  10. Biogeography of freshwater fishes from the Northeastern Mata Atlântica freshwater ecoregion: distribution, endemism, and area relationships

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    Full Text Available The Northeastern Mata Atlântica freshwater ecoregion (NMAF includes part of the eastern Brazilian coastal drainages, has high level of fish endemism and great biogeographic significance. A taxonomic inventory of freshwater fishes from 25 drainages of the NMAF ecoregion and a biogeographic analysis using the Parsimony Analysis of Endemicity (PAE method were carried out. A total of 192 native species was listed. The PAE method was applied to 24 basins and 37 species, resulting in five equally parsimonious area diagrams. The strict consensus diagram indicates the existence of two main groups of basins throughout the NMAF ecoregion. These groups were denominated: North Group and Central-South Group. The Central-South Group shows a basal polytomy composed by two Groups (Central Group and South Group plus the rio Itapemirim basin. The North Group is composed by eight drainages from the rio Sergipe to the rio Paraguaçu, the Central Group by five drainages from the rio Cachoeira to the rio Jequitinhonha, and the South Group by nine drainages from the rio Buranhém to the rio Doce. Comments about the species distribution and the fish fauna shared with adjacent ecoregions are provided. We also present a comparison of the hypothesis of river relationships proposed herein with published phylogenetic hypotheses that include taxa relevant to this study.

  11. Air Superiority Fighter Characteristics.

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    many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had just dared to define their terms.7 Aristotle ...meaningful. This section will expand on some key ideology concepts. The phrase "air superiority fighter" may bring to mind visions of fighter... biographies are useful in garnering airpower advocate theories as well as identifying key characteristics. Air campaign results, starting with World

  12. Crecimiento Económico y Flujos de Efectivo en las Empresas del Sector Industrial de Atlántico

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    Para definir el problema y la pregunta de investigación se presenta a continuación un marco histórico de la evolución del sector industrial en el departamento del atlántico: La evolución histórica del sector industrial del departamento del atlántico estuvo muy ligada desde un principio al desarrollo regional como consecuencia de haberse convertido en el principal puerto de Colombia, lo que impulso al departamento en competitividad y su desarrollo en industria posicionando a barranquilla e...

  13. ATLs and BTLs, plant-specific and general eukaryotic structurally-related E3 ubiquitin ligases.

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    Guzmán, Plinio

    2014-02-01

    Major components of the ubiquitin proteasome system are the enzymes that operate on the transfer of ubiquitin to selected target substrate, known as ubiquitin ligases. The RING finger is a domain that is present in key classes of ubiquitin ligases. This domain coordinates the interaction with a suitable E2 conjugase and the transfer of ubiquitin from the E2 to protein targets. Additional domains coupled to the same polypeptide are important for modulating the function of these ubiquitin ligases. Plants contain several types of E3 ubiquitin ligases that in many cases have expanded as multigene families. Some families are specific to the plant lineage, whereas others may have a common ancestor among plants and other eukaryotic lineages. Arabidopsis Tóxicos en Levadura (ATLs) and BCA2 zinc finger ATLs (BTLs) are two families of ubiquitin ligases that share some common structural features. These are intronless genes that encode a highly related RING finger domain, and yet during evolutionary history, their mode of gene expansion and function is rather different. In each of these two families, the co-occurrence of transmembrane helices or C2/C2 (BZF finger) domains with a selected variation on the RING finger has been subjected to strong selection pressure in order to preserve their unique domain architectures during evolution.

  14. Atlántica: la renovación plástica gallega

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    Paula Mariño

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Atlántica, movimiento artístico gallego surgido a principios de la década de los ochenta, con la intención de crear un arte de carácter internacional estuvo marcado por sus vinculaciones a una poética romántica, por los cambios generados en el contexto artístico español y los que se dieron en cuanto a la nueva estética internacional, que afectó a la concepción del arte que se gestó a principios de dicha década. Estos condicionamientos provocaron una serie de rasgos fundamentales y unos planteamientos en cuanto a su gestación y su poética, que definen su interés en la creación de un arte de vanguardia.Atlántica, artistic Galician movement blossomed in the beginings of the 80's, whit the purpose of creating internacional art; was related to romantic poetry, due to the changes generated within the spanish artistic context as well as the ones happening within the International aesthetic valúes, which influenced to the idea of art born in the beginings of the above mentioned decade. All these watters provoked a serial of fundamental features and conceptions related to it's poetics and genetics, that define their interest on the creation of a vanguardist art.

  15. [Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) in the emergency room. Is it suitable as an SOP?].

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    Shafizadeh, S; Tjardes, T; Steinhausen, E; Balke, M; Paffrath, T; Bouillon, B; Bäthis, H

    2010-08-01

    There is clinical evidence that a standardized management of trauma patients in the emergency room improves outcome. ATLS is a training course that teaches a systematic approach to the trauma patient in the emergency room. The aims are a rapid and accurate assessment of the patient's physiologic status, treatment according to priorities, and making decisions on whether the local resources are sufficient for adequate definitive treatment of the patient or if transfer to a trauma center is necessary. Above all it is important to prevent secondary injury, to realize timing as a relevant factor in the initial treatment, and to assure a high standard of care. A standard operating procedure (SOP) exactly regulates the approach to trauma patients and determines the responsibilities of the involved faculties. An SOP moreover incorporates the organizational structure in the treatment of trauma patients as well as the necessary technical equipment and staff requirements. To optimize process and result quality, priorities are in the fields of medical fundamentals of trauma care, education, and fault management. SOPs and training courses increase the process and result quality in the treatment of the trauma patient in the emergency room. These programs should be based on the special demands of the physiology of the trauma as well as the structural specifics of the hospital. ATLS does not equal an SOP but it qualifies as a standardized concept for management of trauma patients in the emergency room.

  16. Arabidopsis RING E3 ubiquitin ligase AtATL80 is negatively involved in phosphate mobilization and cold stress response in sufficient phosphate growth conditions.

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    Suh, Ji Yeon; Kim, Woo Taek

    2015-08-07

    Phosphate (Pi) remobilization in plants is critical to continuous growth and development. AtATL80 is a plasma membrane (PM)-localized RING E3 ubiquitin (Ub) ligase that belongs to the Arabidopsis Tóxicos en Levadura (ATL) family. AtATL80 was upregulated by long-term low Pi (0-0.02 mM KH2PO4) conditions in Arabidopsis seedlings. AtATL80-overexpressing transgenic Arabidopsis plants (35S:AtATL80-sGFP) displayed increased phosphorus (P) accumulation in the shoots and lower biomass, as well as reduced P-utilization efficiency (PUE) under high Pi (1 mM KH2PO4) conditions compared to wild-type plants. The loss-of-function atatl80 mutant line exhibited opposite phenotypic traits. The atatl80 mutant line bolted earlier than wild-type plants, whereas AtATL80-overexpressors bloomed significantly later and produced lower seed yields than wild-type plants under high Pi conditions. Thus, AtATL80 is negatively correlated not only with P content and PUE, but also with biomass and seed yield in Arabidopsis. In addition, AtATL80-overexpressors were significantly more sensitive to cold stress than wild-type plants, while the atatl80 mutant line exhibited an increased tolerance to cold stress. Taken together, our results suggest that AtATL80, a PM-localized ATL-type RING E3 Ub ligase, participates in the Pi mobilization and cold stress response as a negative factor in Arabidopsis.

  17. Contabilidad Financiera Superior

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    Ipiñazar Petralanda, Izaskun

    2013-01-01

    Duración (en horas): De 31 a 40 horas. Destinatario: Estudiante y Docente A través de este material se presentan las pautas necesarias para implementar un aprendizaje basado en problemas en la asignatura de Contabilidad Financiera Superior dentro de los temas “Constitución de S.A. y S.R.L.” (Tema 2), “Ampliaciones de Capital” (Tema 3) y “Reducciones de Capital” (Tema 4). En primer lugar se presentan las guías generales de la asignatura, y a continuación, las diferentes activida...

  18. Contabilidad Financiera Superior

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    Ipiñazar Petralanda, Izaskun

    2013-01-01

    Duración (en horas): De 31 a 40 horas. Destinatario: Estudiante y Docente A través de este material se presentan las pautas necesarias para implementar un aprendizaje basado en problemas en la asignatura de Contabilidad Financiera Superior dentro de los temas “Constitución de S.A. y S.R.L.” (Tema 2), “Ampliaciones de Capital” (Tema 3) y “Reducciones de Capital” (Tema 4). En primer lugar se presentan las guías generales de la asignatura, y a continuación, las diferentes activida...

  19. Probable Earthquake Archaeological Effects in the ancient pyramids of Quetzalcóatl and Sun in Teotihuacán (Central Mexico)

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    Perez-Lopez, Raul; Rodríguez-Pascua, Miguel Angel; Garduño-Monroy, Victor Hugo; Oliveros, Arturo; Giner-Robles, Jorge L.; Silva, Pablo G.

    2010-05-01

    Teotihuacán was one of the blooming and greater cities of the Prehispanic cultural period within the central valley of México and one of the best archaeological findings of the Earth. During the period of splendour (Middle-Late Classic Period, 350-650 AD), almost 125.000 inhabitants lived in a vast city with more than 2000 stucco and block buildings, including the great religious and ceremonial pyramids: the Great Sun Pyramid, built between 1- 150 AD, the Moon Pyramid, built during a large time span (1-650 AD) and the outstanding Quetzalcóatl Pyramid (Feathered Snake Temple), built in two phases: the first original edifice built before 350 AD and the second one mainly are repairs of the west side and dated post-350 AD. The Quetzalcóatl Pyramid (Q- pyramid) shows a quadrangular base of ca. 3500 m2 with an extraordinary decoration of feathered snakes (attributed to the God Quetzalcóatl) and lizards. The second phase of construction consisted in a townhouse façade covering the west side of the pyramid (post 350AD), up to now with no evidence to justify such annexed wrapper of this west side. This ceremonial building was built within the Citadel, a complex area of Teotihuacán with residential and common zones as well (i.e. market). A detailed view of the steps of the west side stairs, displays different patterns of deformation affecting the blocks of the stair. The original and ancient stair exhibits rotated, overturned and displaced blocks, being stronger this deformation at the base of the pyramid. Moreover, the upper corners of the blocks appear broken in a similar form than the seismic-related feature defined as dipping broken corners or chipped corners. However, the horizontal disposition of the blocks suggests lateral vibration between them from horizontal shaking propagation. Besides, this feature appears lesser evident affecting the lower blocks of the annexed west façade, the only originally preserved ones. We have carried out a systematic measurement

  20. Reflexiones acerca de la enseñanza de la geografía en el Departamento del Atlántico

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    Efraín Llanos Henríquez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se hace un análisis de la problemática de la enseñanza de la Geografía en el departamento del Atlántico, Colombia, la cual desde hace muchas décadas afecta a esta disciplina escolar y está aún lejos de ser superada. Se enfatiza en los factores que la producen, en su incidencia en la baja calidad de la educación y se finaliza con unas conclusiones y recomendaciones que pretenden contribuir con la superación de esta problemática. Es un ensayo descriptivo y explicativo, sustentado en una extensa investigación bibliográfica, en encuestas y entrevistas realizadas tanto a profesores como estudiantes, en visitas y observaciones a diferentes instituciones educativas y en la experiencia personal del autor en su calidad de profesor de Geografía en los niveles medio y superior.

  1. Statistics of superior records

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    Ben-Naim, E.; Krapivsky, P. L.

    2013-08-01

    We study statistics of records in a sequence of random variables. These identical and independently distributed variables are drawn from the parent distribution ρ. The running record equals the maximum of all elements in the sequence up to a given point. We define a superior sequence as one where all running records are above the average record expected for the parent distribution ρ. We find that the fraction of superior sequences SN decays algebraically with sequence length N, SN˜N-β in the limit N→∞. Interestingly, the decay exponent β is nontrivial, being the root of an integral equation. For example, when ρ is a uniform distribution with compact support, we find β=0.450265. In general, the tail of the parent distribution governs the exponent β. We also consider the dual problem of inferior sequences, where all records are below average, and find that the fraction of inferior sequences IN decays algebraically, albeit with a different decay exponent, IN˜N-α. We use the above statistical measures to analyze earthquake data.

  2. Frenillo labial superior doble

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    Carlos Albornoz López del Castillo

    Full Text Available El frenillo labial superior doble no sindrómico es una anomalía del desarrollo que no hemos encontrado reportada en la revisión bibliográfica realizada. Se presenta una niña de 11 años de edad que fue remitida al servicio de Cirugía Maxilofacial del Hospital "Eduardo Agramonte Piña", de Camagüey, por presentar un frenillo labial superior doble de baja inserción. Se describen los síntomas clínicos asociados a esta anomalía y el tratamiento quirúrgico utilizado para su solución: una frenectomía y plastia sobre la banda muscular frénica anormal que provocaba exceso de tejido en la mucosa labial. Consideramos muy interesante la descripción de este caso, por no haber encontrado reporte similar en la literatura revisada.

  3. Superior mesenteric artery compression syndrome - case report

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    Paulo Rocha França Neto; Rodrigo de Almeida Paiva; Antônio Lacerda Filho; Fábio Lopes de Queiroz; Teon Noronha

    2011-01-01

    Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is an entity generally caused by the loss of the intervening mesenteric fat pad, resulting in compression of the third portion of the duodenum by the superior mesenteric artery. This article reports the case of a patient with irremovable metastatic adenocarcinoma in the sigmoid colon, that evolved with intense vomiting. Intestinal transit was carried out, which showed important gastric dilation extended until the third portion of the duodenum, compatible wi...

  4. Cost benefit analysis of the introduction of heat tolerant bean varieties in Atlántida, Honduras.

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    Rising ambient air temperatures, migration, and deforestation threaten the sustainability of hillside common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) farming in Atlántida, Honduras. Farmers avoid climatic constraints to common bean production by planting at different altitudes during different seasons. In this ...

  5. Prospectiva estratégica, vigilancia tecnológica e inteligencia competitiva en el Instituto Tecnológico de Soledad Atlántico

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    Jorge Isaac Lechuga Cardozo

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    Full Text Available El caso presenta una re exión de lo que se entiende en el Instituto Tecnológico de Soledad Atlántico (ITSA por prospectiva estratégica, desde un acercamiento teórico conceptual apoyado por entrevistas. Se identi ca como problema la pérdida de competitividad de las organizaciones que no tienen un enfoque prospectivo. El caso tiene por objetivo describir un problema y abrir la discusión respecto a la importancia de la prospectiva estratégica, vigilancia tecnológica e inteligencia competitiva. Se concluye que el Instituto emprende una importante travesía hacia el futuro, pero no de manera ciega sino guiada por la luz poderosa del mañana que le permite iluminar las acciones del presente, la prospectiva estratégica determina el rumbo a lo que será su área de influencia entre los años 2015-2020, de cara a la acreditación y la excelencia institucional. This case show a re ection of what knows the Instituto Tecnológico de Soledad Atlántico (ITSA by Strategic foresight since a theoretical conceptual approach supported at interviews. Identifying like problem the loss of competitiveness of the organizations there are not prospective approach. The case aims to describe the problem and open discussion about the importance of strategic foresight, technological surveillance and competitive intelligence. We concluded that the Institute undertakes an important journey to the future, but not blindly, but guided by the powerful light of morning light that allows the actions of this, strategic foresight sets course to what will be its area of in uence between the years 2015-2020, in the face of accreditation and institutional excellence.

  6. MDA-BASED ATL TRANSFORMATION TO GENERATE MVC 2 WEB MODELS

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    Samir Mbarki

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    Full Text Available Development and maintenance of Web application is still a complex and error-prone process. We need integrated techniques and tool support for automated generation of Web systems and a ready prescription for easy maintenance. The MDA approach proposes an architecture taking into account the development and maintenance of large and complex software. In this paper, we apply MDA approach for generating PSM from UML design to MVC 2Web implementation. That is why we have developed two meta-models handling UML class diagrams and MVC 2 Web applications, then we have to set up transformation rules. These last are expressed in ATL language. To specify the transformation rules (especially CRUD methods we used a UML profiles. To clearly illustrate the result generated by this transformation, weconverted the XMI file generated in an EMF (Eclipse Modeling Framework model.

  7. Geopolítica da energia: o offshore atlântico

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    Nunes, Rui

    2004-01-01

    Desde meados da década de 90 que se verificou um boom no licenciamento de explorações de petróleo na costa atlântica africana, com consequências comerciais e implicações políticas. Acentuou-se o interesse dos EUA na zona, por pressão das suas empresas e da própria vontade de reduzir a dependência do petróleo do Médio Oriente. Em 2002 foi constituído o African Oil Policy Initiative Group, cujas propostas se situam entre a declaração do Golfo da Guiné como área de interesse vital para os EUA e ...

  8. La Atlántida y el descubrimiento de América

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    Hace quinientos años, uno anterior al Descubrimiento, numerosos navegantes de España y Portugal recordarían -así lo creemos- una historia que para los griegos de veinte siglos antes, era Verdadera. La había referido Platón en uno de sus diálogos. Critias uno de los interlocutores- contaba que la había recogido de labios de Solón, y éste a su vez de una tradición venerable de nueve Mil años. Era conservada por los ancianos sacerdotes egipcios: el mito encantador de la Atlántida. Los ateniense...

  9. MAXILLOFACIAL TRAUMA MANAGEMENT IN POLYTRAUMATIZED PATIENTS – THE USE OF ADVANCED TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT (ATLS PRINCIPLES.

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    Elitsa G. Deliverska

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    Full Text Available Management of the multiply injured patient requires a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary approach in order to optimise patients’ outcome. A working knowledge of the sort of problems these patients encounter is therefore vital to ensure that life-threatening injuries are recognised and treated in a timely pattern and that more minor associated injuries are not omitted. This article outlines the management of polytraumatized patients using the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS principles and highlights the areas of specific involvement of the engaged medical team. Advanced Trauma Life Support is generally regarded as the gold standard and is founded on a number of well known principles, but strict adherence to protocols may have its drawbacks when facial trauma co-exists. These can arise in the presence of either major or minor facial injuries, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons need to be aware of the potential problems.

  10. El estigma africano en los mundos hispano-atlánticos (Siglos XIV al XIX

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo trata das diferentes formas do preconceito etno-social manifestado pelas pessoas livres de ascendência européia das sociedades hispano-atlânticas, em relação aos negros (escravos ou livres e seus descendentes afro-mestiços. Para estudar tal fenômeno, se analisarão algumas das muitas manifestações que refletiram sua existência, com particular ênfase naquelas que permitam identificar os traços ideológico-mentais que o definem, e os aspectos sócio-culturais que o mesmo teve nas comunidades em que se manifestou.

  11. MDA-based ATL transformation to generate MVC 2 web models

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    Rahmouni, M'hamed

    2011-01-01

    Development and maintenance of Web application is still a complex and error-prone process. We need integrated techniques and tool support for automated generation of Web systems and a ready prescription for easy maintenance. The MDA approach proposes an architecture taking into account the development and maintenance of large and complex software. In this paper, we apply MDA approach for generating PSM from UML design to MVC 2Web implementation. That is why we have developed two meta-models handling UML class diagrams and MVC 2 Web applications, then we have to set up transformation rules. These last are expressed in ATL language. To specify the transformation rules (especially CRUD methods) we used a UML profiles. To clearly illustrate the result generated by this transformation, we converted the XMI file generated in an EMF (Eclipse Modeling Framework) model.

  12. Isolation and gene expression analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana mutants with constitutive expression of ATL2, an early elicitor-response RING-H2 zinc-finger gene.

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    2004-01-01

    Genes with unstable transcripts often encode proteins that play important regulatory roles. ATL2 is a member of a multigene family coding highly related RING-H2 zinc-finger proteins that may function as E3 ubiquitin ligases. ATL2 mRNA accumulation occurs rapidly and transiently after incubation with elicitors of pathogen response. We screened 50,000 M(2) families from a line that carries a fusion of pATL2 to the GUS reporter gene and isolated five mutants, which we named eca (expresión consti...

  13. Human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I infection and the onset of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL

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    Matsuoka Masao

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    Full Text Available Abstract The clinical entity of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL was established around 1977, and human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-I was subsequently identified in 1980. In the 25 years since the discovery of HTLV-I, HTLV-I infection and its associated diseases have been extensively studied, and many of their aspects have been clarified. However, the detailed mechanism of leukemogenesis remains unsolved yet, and the prognosis of ATL patients still poor because of its resistance to chemotherapy and immunodeficiency. In this review, I highlight the recent progress and remaining enigmas in HTLV-I infection and its associated diseases, especially ATL.

  14. Sobredentadura total superior implantosoportada

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    Luis Orlando Rodríguez García

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un caso de un paciente desdentado total superior, rehabilitado en la consulta de implantología de la Clínica "Pedro Ortiz" del municipio Habana del Este en Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba, en el año 2009, mediante prótesis sobre implantes osteointegrados, técnica que se ha incorporado a la práctica estomatológica en Cuba como alternativa al tratamiento convencional en los pacientes desdentados totales. Se siguió un protocolo que comprendió una fase quirúrgica, procedimiento con o sin realización de colgajo y carga precoz o inmediata. Se presenta un paciente masculino de 56 años de edad, que acudió a la consulta multidisciplinaria, preocupado, porque se le habían elaborado tres prótesis en los últimos dos años y ninguna reunía los requisitos de retención que él necesitaba para sentirse seguro y cómodo con las mismas. El resultado final fue la satisfacción total del paciente, con el mejoramiento de la calidad estética y funcional.

  15. ¿Qué pasa con el Pacífico Negro en el Atlántico Negro?. El Atlántico Negro de Paul Gilroy frente a los acontecimientos (afrocolombianos

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    Lioba Rossbach de Olmos

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo presenta una critica al Atlántico Negro ("The Black Atlantic" y a Paul Gilroy como representante de los estudios culturales desde un punto de vista antropológico y empírico usando como ejemplo la reciente dinámica política de Colombia. Especialmente en el "Pacífico Negro" colombiano se están constituyendo (nuevas identidades étnicas negras. La nueva constitución de 1991 y una serie de disposiciones legales favorables contribuyen a que el "Pacifico Negro" se presenta como antítesis del Atlántico Negro de Gilroy.

  16. La figura histórico-mítica de Quetzalcóatl (Serpiente Emplumada) como objeto para el discurso teatral: tres ejemplos del siglo XX

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    Albert Alonso, Alberto

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    Quetzalcóatl (Serpiente Emplumada) ha sido considerada una de las principales divinidades de la religión mesoamericana. La formación de la identidad mexicana está estrechamente ligada a esta trayectoria histórico-mítica. En el presente trabajo, la figura de Quetzalcóatl es abordada en tres textos teatrales de la segunda mitad del siglo XX que, desde diferentes perspectivas, configuran un discurso teatral independiente.

  17. Triage performance of Swedish physicians using the ATLS algorithm in a simulated mass casualty incident : a prospective cross-sectional survey

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    Background: In a mass casualty situation, medical personnel must rapidly assess and prioritize patients for treatment and transport. Triage is an important tool for medical management in disaster situations. Lack of common international and Swedish triage guidelines could lead to confusion. Attending the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) provider course is becoming compulsory in the northern part of Europe. The aim of the ATLS guidelines is provision of effective management of single critic...

  18. Genome-wide characterisation and expression profile of the grapevine ATL ubiquitin ligase family reveal biotic and abiotic stress-responsive and development-related members.

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    Ariani, Pietro; Regaiolo, Alice; Lovato, Arianna; Giorgetti, Alejandro; Porceddu, Andrea; Camiolo, Salvatore; Wong, Darren; Castellarin, Simone; Vandelle, Elodie; Polverari, Annalisa

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    The Arabidopsis Tóxicos en Levadura (ATL) protein family is a class of E3 ubiquitin ligases with a characteristic RING-H2 Zn-finger structure that mediates diverse physiological processes and stress responses in plants. We carried out a genome-wide survey of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) ATL genes and retrieved 96 sequences containing the canonical ATL RING-H2 domain. We analysed their genomic organisation, gene structure and evolution, protein domains and phylogenetic relationships. Clustering revealed several clades, as already reported in Arabidopsis thaliana and rice (Oryza sativa), with an expanded subgroup of grapevine-specific genes. Most of the grapevine ATL genes lacked introns and were scattered among the 19 chromosomes, with a high level of duplication retention. Expression profiling revealed that some ATL genes are expressed specifically during early or late development and may participate in the juvenile to mature plant transition, whereas others may play a role in pathogen and/or abiotic stress responses, making them key candidates for further functional analysis. Our data offer the first genome-wide overview and annotation of the grapevine ATL family, and provide a basis for investigating the roles of specific family members in grapevine physiology and stress responses, as well as potential biotechnological applications.

  19. Briófitas: estado do conhecimento e vulnerabilidade na Floresta Atlântica Nordestina

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    Mercia Patricia Pereira Silva

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    Full Text Available Com ênfase na Floresta Atlântica Nordestina, é fornecido um diagnóstico do estado da arte do conhecimento sobre a brioflora e, para os últimos dez anos, uma análise por área temática da briologia, estado da região, Instituição executora dos autores e gargalos de conhecimento. No período analisado, foram publicados 60 artigos em periódicos nacionais e internacionais, sendo que a maioria enfoca a linha de pesquisa Florística e Taxonomia, com destaque para o estado da Bahia que apresenta mais de 50% da produção desta linha. A consolidação deste conhecimento pode ser atribuída, em grande parte, à existência de pesquisadores e de Programas de Pós-graduação atuantes na região. A brioflora regional é composta por 788 spp., correspondendo a 58% do total conhecido para o Domínio Floresta Atlântica, onde novas espécies têm sido descritas e táxons vulneráveis, de distribuição rara e bioindicadores evidenciados. A Bahia é o estado de maior riqueza brioflorística, com 483 spp., seguida por Pernambuco, 323 spp. A vulnerabilidade da brioflora regional é acessada mediante endemismo, raridade de distribuição e caráter bioindicador de qualidade ambiental dos táxons. Modelos de distribuição potencial produzidos para vários desses táxons contribuem ao evidenciar novas áreas de exploração, a necessidade de proteção mais eficiente de habitats específicos e a criação de Unidades de Conservação. Para dirimir as lacunas ainda existentes no conhecimento fazem-se necessárias a continuidade de estudos, a intensificação na formação de recursos humanos e nas cooperações científicas.

  20. Relaciones entre identidad atlética y personalidad en el deporte de competición

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    T\\u00FAlia Cabrita

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    Full Text Available En el estudio de la configuración de la identidad personal y la influencia que tiene la práctica deportiva en ella, Brewer, Van Raalte y Linder (1993, sugieren la importancia del estudio de la personalidad del deportista para la comprensión de la identidad atlética. El objetivo de este artículo se centra en el estudio de la influencia de los cinco grandes rasgos de la personalidad, en relación con el rol del deportista y su género, edad y nivel competitivo. La muestra se compone de un total de 215 participantes de varias modalidades deportivas y de distintos niveles, siendo evaluados mediante el AIMS-plus, para la identidad atlética, el NEO-FFI-20, para la personalidad, y un cuestionario sociodemográfico construído ad hoc. Los resultados muestran relaciones significativas entre la extraversión y el nível competitivo, con la identidade atlética. Se discuten los resultados y se presentan futuras líneas de investigación.

  1. O corredor urbano atlántico de Galicia. Cara unha nova xeografía da mobilidade?

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    Miguel Pazos-Óton

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available La reciente inauguración de la denominada línea de alta velocidad ferroviaria entre A Coruña y Vigo ha tenido una gran resonancia mediática y simbólica. En un espacio periférico dentro de España como es Galicia, con un tradicional déficit de infraestructuras de transporte, la vertebración ferroviaria del Corredor Atlántico es un hecho crucial para articular el territorio del Corredor Urbano Atlántico de Galicia, que se prolonga más allá del Miño hacia el norte de Portugal. El Corredor cuenta ahora con una óptima movilidad interciudades. Sin embargo, el sistema global de movilidad sufre problemas crónicos (congestión viaria, falta de transporte público local, ausencia de intermodalidad, etc que no se solventan con la puesta en marcha del nuevo servicio. En el presente trabajo partimos de una caracterización del Corredor Urbano Atlántico, para analizar después la dotación de infraestructuras. Finalmente, examinamos las consecuencias del nuevo servicio ferroviario desde un punto de vista territorial.

  2. Whisker-related afferents in superior colliculus.

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    Castro-Alamancos, Manuel A; Favero, Morgana

    2016-05-01

    Rodents use their whiskers to explore the environment, and the superior colliculus is part of the neural circuits that process this sensorimotor information. Cells in the intermediate layers of the superior colliculus integrate trigeminotectal afferents from trigeminal complex and corticotectal afferents from barrel cortex. Using histological methods in mice, we found that trigeminotectal and corticotectal synapses overlap somewhat as they innervate the lower and upper portions of the intermediate granular layer, respectively. Using electrophysiological recordings and optogenetics in anesthetized mice in vivo, we showed that, similar to rats, whisker deflections produce two successive responses that are driven by trigeminotectal and corticotectal afferents. We then employed in vivo and slice experiments to characterize the response properties of these afferents. In vivo, corticotectal responses triggered by electrical stimulation of the barrel cortex evoke activity in the superior colliculus that increases with stimulus intensity and depresses with increasing frequency. In slices from adult mice, optogenetic activation of channelrhodopsin-expressing trigeminotectal and corticotectal fibers revealed that cells in the intermediate layers receive more efficacious trigeminotectal, than corticotectal, synaptic inputs. Moreover, the efficacy of trigeminotectal inputs depresses more strongly with increasing frequency than that of corticotectal inputs. The intermediate layers of superior colliculus appear to be tuned to process strong but infrequent trigeminal inputs and weak but more persistent cortical inputs, which explains features of sensory responsiveness, such as the robust rapid sensory adaptation of whisker responses in the superior colliculus. Copyright © 2016 the American Physiological Society.

  3. Flutuações semânticas no mundo atlântico

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    Wilson Trajano Filho

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Meu tema é o processo de deslocamento semântico que tem afetado alguns termos viajantes numa grande área de crioulização que se estende da costa ocidental da África ao Caribe. Neste trabalho, terei como foco a rota supostamente tomada por um item lexical em sua jornada pelo Oceano Atlântico. Tabanka é a palavra escolhida para análise. Tratarei, por um lado, de sua jornada vertical, de seu contexto original de uso na zona conhecida como alta costa da Guiné, no século XVI, ao seu significado atual no crioulo da Guiné-Bissau. Por outro, lidarei com sua jornada horizontal, da costa ocidental africana às ilhas de Cabo Verde e, por fim, a Trinidad, na costa venezuelana. Seguindo a rota tomada por esta palavra, eu espero lançar alguma luz sobre as heterogêneas formas de vida social produzidas pelo processo de crioulização associado à expansão europeia.

  4. A ambos lados del Atlántico con García Márquez

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    Conrado Zuluaga

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available El español, lengua materna de unos quinientos millones de personas en veintiún países, es uno de los idiomas más hablados en el mundo y, aunque conserva una considerable homogeneidad, presenta una gran variedad de acentos y vocablos. Si bien los hispanohablantes de ambos lados del Atlántico comparten cerca del noventa por ciento del vocabulario, los regionalismos, modismos o coloquialismos locales prestan a confusión, y es posible que una misma palabra tenga numerosos y diferentes significados, según el país o la región en donde se emplean. En su discurso inaugural del Primer Congreso Internacional de la Lengua Española, en Zacatecas (1997, titulado Botella al mar para el dios de las palabras, García Márquez afirma que “el español tiene un ámbito propio de 19 millones de kilómetros cuadrados [...] Con razón un maestro de letras hispánicas en Estados Unidos ha dicho que sus horas de clase se le van en servir de intérprete entre latinoamericanos de distintos países”.

  5. Peligros, controles y silencios atlánticos: censura y esclavitud en Cuba

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    Karim Ghorbal

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo analizo las prácticas y los efectos censorios relativos a la expresión, circulación, difusión y recepción de ideas y escritos que versan sobre la esclavitud entre 1834 y 1845. Me centro, en primer lugar, en las maniobras de redes antiesclavistas atlánticas cuya propaganda convertía la esclavitud en un asunto sumamente subversivo en Cuba. En segundo lugar, muestro que el entramado censorio, si bien no apuntaba abiertamente a la cuestión de la esclavitud, dejaba poco espacio de expresión a liberales criollos contrarios al comercio de esclavos. Finalmente, al evocar la existencia de una red de información entre liberales peninsulares y cubanos, me hago eco del sentimiento de recelo y miedo que se traslucía en su correspondencia epistolar y observo cómo la conjunción del control colonial y de los intereses esclavistas favoreció el advenimiento de un fenómeno de autocensura.

  6. Abelhas Euglossini (Apidae de áreas de Mata Atlântica: abundância, riqueza e aspectos biológicos Euglossine bees (Apidae from Atlantic Forest sites: abundance, richness, and biological aspects

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    Rui Carlos Peruquetti

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Collection data of Euglossinae males from Parque Estadual do Rio Doce (PERD and Viçosa, both areas with remnants of Atlantic Rain Forest (Mata Atlântica in Minas Gerais state, Brazil are presented. Comparisons made among three fragments with different sizes and states of disturbance from Viçosa showed differences in abundance of most common species and apparently, Eulaema nigrita Lepeletir, 1841 can be an useful indicator of disturbed sites. Some populations of euglossine bees seems to be restrict to a forest fragment, there being few or no flow of individuals or species of one fragment to another, even when they are only 1 km apart. 15 species of euglossines were sampled in PERD, and the most abundant was Eulaema cingulata (Fabricius, 1804. At Viçosa, 10 species were sampled, E. nigrita was the predominant one. Methyl salicylate attracted no males at both sites, in spite of large numbers of species and individuals sampled using this bait in other regions. The majority of species and individuals were collected in the rainy season. Only 0,58% of sampled males carried orchid pollinia (Catasetum Richard, Cycnoches Lindley and Coryanthes Hook on their bodies. Emergence data of four species of Euglossa Latreille, 1802 reared from trap nests suggest that sex ratio in Euglossini is not a constant within the tribe. A list of 57 euglossine species now known to occur in Mata Atlântica are offered.

  7. Procesos atmosféricos/oceánicos de baja frecuencia sobre la cuenca sudoeste del Atlántico Sur y la variabilidad de la precipitación en el centro-oeste de Argentina

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    Eduardo Andres Agosta

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    Full Text Available Algunos autores encuentran que la variabilidad de la precipitación en distintas escalas sobre Argentina subtropical puede ser vinculada a las condiciones de la temperatura superficial del mar (TSM en el Atlántico Sur (Venegas et al., 1998, Robertson y Mechoso 1998, Doyle y Barros 2002. Particularmente, la precipitación estival en el Centro-Oeste de Argentina (COA presenta también vinculación con las TSMs en latitudes medias en el sector sudoeste del Atlántico Sur (Compagnucci y Agosta 2006. Las variaciones en la TSM sobre esta área oceánica está modulada por el flujo de masa de aire en superficie en torno a 40°S (Wainer y Venegas 2002. Por tanto el objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar los procesos en baja frecuencia del sistema atmósfera/océano sobre el sector sudoeste del Atlántico Sur que se asocian a la precipitación estival del COA. Los resultados muestran que la circulación de la atmósfera tiene un centro de acción sobre el sudoeste del Atlántico Sur, en torno a 45°S-60°O, durante gran parte del siglo XX, que modula las fluctuaciones interanuales a multidecádicas (cuasi-ciclo de 18 años de la precipitación en el COA, estudiadas por Compagnucci et al. (2002. Este centro de acción de la atmósfera es el forzante común para la precipitación y la TSM sobre el sector sudoeste del Atlántico Sur.Some authors find that the precipitation variability at diverse scales over subtropical Argentina can be linked to sea surface temperature (SST conditions of the South Atlantic (Venegas et al., 1998, Robertson and Mechoso 1998, Doyle and Barros 2002. Particularly, summer precipitation in Central-West Argentina (CWA shows relationship with the SSTs at mid-latitudes over southwestern South Atlantic (Compagnucci and Agosta 2006. SSTs variations over that oceanic area are modulated by surface air mass flow around 40ºS (Wainer and Venegas 2002. Therefore, the objective of this work is to study low-frequency processes in the

  8. Arabidopsis Tóxicos en Levadura 78 (AtATL78) mediates ABA-dependent ROS signaling in response to drought stress.

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    Suh, Ji Yeon; Kim, Soo Jin; Oh, Tae Rin; Cho, Seok Keun; Yang, Seong Wook; Kim, Woo Taek

    2016-01-01

    Plants have developed a variety of complicated responses to cope with drought, one of the most challenging environmental stresses. As a quick response, plants rapidly inhibit stomatal opening under the control of abscisic acid (ABA) signaling pathway, in order to preserve water. Here, we report that Arabidopsis Tóxicos en Levadura (ATL), a RING-type E3 ubiquitin ligase, mediates the ABA-dependent stomatal closure. In contrast to wild-type plants, the stomatal closure was fully impaired in atatl78 mutant plants even in the presence of exogenous ABA and reactive oxygen species (ROS). Besides, under high concentrations of Ca(2+), a down-stream signaling molecule of ABA signaling pathway, atatl78 mutant plants successfully closed the pores. Furthermore, AtATL78 protein indirectly associated with catalases and the deficiency of AtATL78 led the reduction of catalase activity and H2O2, implying the function of AtATL78 in the modulation of ROS activity. Based on these results, we suggest that AtATL78 possibly plays a role in promoting ROS-mediated ABA signaling pathway during drought stress.

  9. Mutational spectrum of the SPG4 (SPAST and SPG3A (ATL1 genes in Spanish patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia

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    Ribacoba Renne

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hereditary Spastic Paraplegias (HSP are characterized by progressive spasticity and weakness of the lower limbs. At least 45 loci have been identified in families with autosomal dominant (AD, autosomal recessive (AR, or X-linked hereditary patterns. Mutations in the SPAST (SPG4 and ATL1 (SPG3A genes would account for about 50% of the ADHSP cases. Methods We defined the SPAST and ATL1 mutational spectrum in a total of 370 unrelated HSP index cases from Spain (83% with a pure phenotype. Results We found 50 SPAST mutations (including two large deletions in 54 patients and 7 ATL1 mutations in 11 patients. A total of 33 of the SPAST and 3 of the ATL1 were new mutations. A total of 141 (31% were familial cases, and we found a higher frequency of mutation carriers among these compared to apparently sporadic cases (38% vs. 5%. Five of the SPAST mutations were predicted to affect the pre-mRNA splicing, and in 4 of them we demonstrated this effect at the cDNA level. In addition to large deletions, splicing, frameshifting, and missense mutations, we also found a nucleotide change in the stop codon that would result in a larger ORF. Conclusions In a large cohort of Spanish patients with spastic paraplegia, SPAST and ATL1 mutations were found in 15% of the cases. These mutations were more frequent in familial cases (compared to sporadic, and were associated with heterogeneous clinical manifestations.

  10. Evolución del potencial atlético en la provincia de Mendoza (Argentina durante los años 1973 - 2001 = The evolution of athletic potential in the province of Mendoza from 1973 to 2001

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    Ana María Destefanis

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    Full Text Available Estudio exploratorio descriptivo con diseño no experimental, longitudinal, retrospectivo que analiza los cambios producidos en el potencial atlético mendocino desde 1973 hasta 2001. Los resultados obtenidos por la aplicación de la prueba estadística “t” student, significativamente inferiores entre la media del potencial atlético entre el 2000-2001, respecto de la década del 80 (prueba “t” 80/00 = 0,0423. No sucedió lo mismo al compararlos con las décadas del 70 y 90 que registraron entre sí valores similares en sus rendimientos atléticos (“t” 70/00 = 0,3995 y “t” 90/00 = 0,2013. Se concluyó que la diferencia significativa en el rendimiento atlético provincial se produjo al comparar la década del 80 con los años 2000 y 2001. Por lo tanto se rechazó la Hi y se aceptó la H alternativa. Se midieron las variables que influyeron sobre la evolución de este potencial, concluyendo que su disminución tiene relación con el estado que presentan las pistas en uso, insuficientes elementos atléticos, escasa cantidad de profesores especialistas, déficit en la administración de recursos físicos y humanos de los responsables del atletismo federado y falta de proyectos que canalicen la cantidad de jóvenes que compiten en instancias escolares y no ingresan al circuito federado.-------------------------------------------------------------------------Descriptive exploratory study with non experimental longitudinal retrospective design that analyzes the changes in the athletic potential of Mendoza’s population from 1973 to 2001. The results obtained by the application of the "t" student statistic test are significantly lower for the average athletic potential between 2000 and 2001, compared with the decade of the 80s (t-test 80/00 = 0.0423. It was not the same when compared to the decades of 1970 and 1990, which showed similar values to each other in their athletic performance ("t" 70/00 = 0.3995 and t = 0.2013 90/00. The

  11. 75 FR 28542 - Superior Resource Advisory Committee

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  12. [The superior laryngeal nerve and the superior laryngeal artery].

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    Lang, J; Nachbaur, S; Fischer, K; Vogel, E

    1987-01-01

    Length, diameter and anastomoses of the nervus vagus and its ganglion inferius were measured 44 halved heads. On the average, 8.65 fiber bundles of the vagus nerve leave the retro-olivary area. In the area of the jugular foramen is the near superior ganglion of the 10th cranial nerve. In this area were found 1.48 (mean value) anastomoses with the 9th cranial nerve. 11.34 mm below the margo terminalis sigmoidea branches off the ramus internus of the accessory nerve which has a length of 9.75 mm. Further anastomoses with the 10th cranial nerve were found. The inferior ganglion of the 10th nerve had a length of 25.47 mm and a diameter of 3.46 mm. Five mm below the ganglion the 10th nerve had a width of 2.9 and a thickness of 1.5 mm. The mean length of the superior sympathetic ganglion was 26.6 mm, its width 7.2 and its thickness 3.4 mm. In nearly all specimens anastomoses of the superior sympathetic ganglion with the ansa cervicalis profunda and the inferior ganglion of the 10th cranial nerve were found. The superior laryngeal nerve branches off about 36 mm below the margo terminalis sigmoidea. The width of this nerve was 1.9 mm, its thickness 0.8 mm on the right and 1.0 mm on the left side. The division in the internal and external rami was found about 21 mm below its origin. Between the n. vagus and thyreohyoid membrane the ramus internus had a length of 64 mm, the length of external ramus between the vagal nerve and the inferior pharyngeal constrictor muscle was 89 mm. Its mean length below the thyreopharyngeal part was 10.7 mm, 8.6 branchlets to the cricothyroid muscle were counted. The superior laryngeal artery had its origin in 80% of cases in the superior thyroideal artery, in 6.8% this vessel was a branch of the external carotid artery. Its average outer diameter was 1.23 mm on the right side and 1.39 mm on the left. The length of this vessel between its origin and the thyreohyoid membrane was 34 mm. In 7% on the right side and in 13% on the left, the superior

  13. Intereses marítimos argentinos y talasopolítica del Atlántico Sur

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    Aramburu, Enrique J.

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    Los intereses marítimos argentinos se definen en función de la bibliografía generalmente aceptada haciendo la diferencia entre "intereses marítimos" e "intereses de la Argentina en el mar". Sustantivamente, los primeros eluden considerar las islas del Atlántico Sur como un interés marítimo argentino, ya sea porque se focalizan en recursos o porque no las toman como un tema marítimo, sino como uno de soberanía. El trabajo adopta la segunda de las definiciones con alusión explícita al trabaj...

  14. Mujer-serpiente en México. De Cihuacóatl a Lukas Avendaño

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    Godínez Rivas, Gloria Luz

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    La serpiente juega dos roles contrapuestos en los mitos de origen que aquí nos ocupan: el judeocristiano, en el que el animal rastrero es causa del pecado original y la vergüenza, y el mexica, en el que la serpiente es origen de la vida, la fertilidad, el nacimiento y la salud. En ambos casos la mujer está íntimamente relacionada con la serpiente. En el mito tenochca, la mujer-serpiente, también llamada Cihuacóatl, nos permite recrear una serie de marcas de alteridad en nuestra cultura: tacto...

  15. Arabidopsis Tóxicos en Levadura 78 (AtATL78) mediates ABA-dependent ROS signaling in response to drought stress

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    Suh, Ji Yeon; Kim, Soo Jin; Oh, Tae Rin

    2016-01-01

    Plants have developed a variety of complicated responses to cope with drought, one of the most challenging environmental stresses. As a quick response, plants rapidly inhibit stomatal opening under the control of abscisic acid (ABA) signaling pathway, in order to preserve water. Here, we report...... that Arabidopsis Tóxicos en Levadura (ATL), a RING-type E3 ubiquitin ligase, mediates the ABA-dependent stomatal closure. In contrast to wild-type plants, the stomatal closure was fully impaired in atatl78 mutant plants even in the presence of exogenous ABA and reactive oxygen species (ROS). Besides, under high...... concentrations of Ca(2+), a down-stream signaling molecule of ABA signaling pathway, atatl78 mutant plants successfully closed the pores. Furthermore, AtATL78 protein indirectly associated with catalases and the deficiency of AtATL78 led the reduction of catalase activity and H2O2, implying the function of At...

  16. Isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection

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    Lalitha Palle

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Isolated superior mesenteric artery (SMA dissection without involvement of the aorta and the SMA origin is unusual. We present a case of an elderly gentleman who had chronic abdominal pain, worse after meals. CT angiography, performed on a 64-slice CT scanner, revealed SMA dissection with a thrombus. A large artery of Drummond was also seen. The patient was managed conservatively.

  17. Levantamento florístico de um remanescente de Mata Atlântica no litoral norte do Estado da Bahia, Brasil

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    Alves, Maria; Oliveira,Rodrigo Bruno; Teixeira,Suzane Rocha; Guedes, Maria Lenise Silva; Roque,Nádia

    2015-01-01

    RESUMO A Mata Atlântica do Nordeste brasileiro abriga diversas fisionomias, tendo cerca de 46% dos seus remanescentes localizados no Estado da Bahia. Entretanto, inventários florísticos realizados no Domínio Atlântico no Estado estão geralmente concentrados em áreas no litoral sul e de restinga no litoral norte. Dessa forma, o presente trabalho realizou o levantamento florístico de um remanescente de Floresta Estacional Semidecidual, na Fazenda Regional de Criação/UFBA, município de Entre Rio...

  18. Avaliação da chuva de sementes em um fragmento urbano de floresta atlântica em Pernambuco, Brasil.

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    Priscila Silva dos Santos

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    A heterogeneidade do relevo (plano e ondulado) que ocorre em um fragmento urbano de floresta Atlântica altera a densidade e a riqueza de espécies da chuva de sementes. Desta forma, considerando a importância de se entender como as variações espaço-temporal vão influenciar a dinâmica da chuva de sementes em duas condições de relevo presentes em um fragmento de floresta Atlântica, este estudo propõe responder as seguintes perguntas: 1. Existe similaridade entre a florísticas das duas condições ...

  19. A escrita no Ensino Superior

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    Maria Conceição Pillon Christofoli

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/198464445865 O presente artigo trata de apresentar resultados oriundos de pesquisa realizada no Ensino Superior, enfocando a escrita em contextos universitários. Depoimentos por parte dos acadêmicos evidenciam certa resistência ao ato de escrever, o que acaba muitas vezes distanciando o sujeito da produção de um texto. Assim sendo, mesmo que parciais, os resultados até então analisados dão conta de que: pressuposto 1 – há ruptura da ideia de coerência entre o que pensamos, o que conseguimos escrever, o que entende nosso interlocutor; pressuposto 2 – a autocorreção de textos como exercício de pesquisa é imprescindível para a qualificação da escrita; pressuposto 3 – os diários de aula representam rico instrumento para a qualificação da escrita no Ensino Superior; pressuposto 4 – há necessidade de que o aluno do Ensino Superior escreva variados tipos de escrita, ainda que a universidade cumpra com seu papel, enfatizando a escrita acadêmica; pressuposto 5 – o trabalho com a escrita no Ensino Superior deve enfatizar os componentes básicos da expressão escrita: o código escrito e a composição da escrita. Palavras-chave: Escrita; Ensino Superior; formação de professores.

  20. [Superior vena cava syndrome--surgical solution--case report].

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    Galie, N; Vasile, R; Savu, C; Petreanu, C; Grigorie, V; Tabacu, E

    2010-01-01

    The patient of 52-year-old smoker was admitted in emergency with headaches, dyspnea, oedema and cyanosis of the cephalic extremity and of the superior members. This signs and symptoms suggest a superior vena cava sindrom. Thoracic CT scan shows the thrombosis of the superior vena cava and a tumor localized in the Bariety's Lodge of about 30/40 mm witch is around the right lateral wall of the traheea.This tumor is also tangent to the superior the superior vena cava. The patient was operated by total median sternotomy. By this approach we performed a complete excision of the mediastinal tumor mass. After that we effected a longitudinal cavotomy, we took out the endoluminal clot and we sutured the superior vena cava. The histological diagnosis of the mediastinal tumor was adenocarcinoma tubular-papillary moderately differentiated. The evolution post operative period was favorable the superior vena cava sindrom was a complet remission. The thoracic CT scan control after 9 months later didn't show a local relapse and blood flow was normally throw the superior vena cava.

  1. Factores de riesgo total en familias migrantes en Soledad, Atlántico

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    Dora Cecilia Sánchez Isaza

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Colombia vive  hoy por hoy uno de sus más grandes problemas sociales como es la migración de familias a nivel  inter-municipales e inter-departamentales, lo que hace necesario la caracterización del factor de riesgo total  en estas familias para su intervención. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio cuantitativo descriptivo transversal  donde se seleccionaron 70 familias migrantes constituidas por 344 individuos, que viven aledaños a un barrio del municipio de Soledad, y se utilizó el instrumento  Riesgo Familiar total (RFT 5-33 de Pilar Amaya, con las categorías: socio-demográfico, factores de riesgo y riesgo total. Resultados: Dentro de todos los  factores de riesgo familiar que pone en  un riesgo  alto a estas familias migrantes  son: condiciones de vivienda y vecindario con un 59%,  situación económica con un 24% y condiciones afectivas con un 14%, menor frecuencia se da en servicios y practica de salud con un 10% y manejo de menores con 10%. Discusión: La problemática que viene afectando a las poblaciones rurales, aun cuando el gobierno viene desarrollando planes direccionados hacia las familias migrantes, los problemas de infraestructura de las viviendas y la situación socio-económica en ellos se refleja en su salud. Y más aun cuando algunas investigaciones han demostrado como se les ha venido vulnerando sus derechos. Conclusiones: Sobre el predominio de las familias migrantes con riesgo alto, se  aprecia que estadísticamente  los componentes de estas  variables son  independientes, pero  el comportamiento observado puede ser el resultado de efectos causales similares. Cómo citar este artículo: Sánchez DC, Cataño N. Factores de riesgo total en familias migrantes en Soledad, Atlántico. Rev Cuid. 2016; 7(1: 1152-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.15649/cuidarte.v7i1.174

  2. Exploring the word superiority effect using TVA

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    Starrfelt, Randi

    Words are made of letters, and yet sometimes it is easier to identify a word than a single letter. This word superiority effect (WSE) has been observed when written stimuli are presented very briefly or degraded by visual noise. It is unclear, however, if this is due to a lower threshold...... for perception of words, or a higher speed of processing for words than letters. We have investigated the WSE using methods based on a Theory of Visual Attention. In an experiment using single stimuli (words or letters) presented centrally, we show that the classical WSE is specifically reflected in perceptual...... processing speed: words are simply processed faster than single letters. It is also clear from this experiment, that the word superiority effect can be observed at a large range of exposure durations, from the perceptual threshold to ceiling performance. Intriguingly, when multiple stimuli are presented...

  3. Cogestión de recursos naturales en la Región Atlántica de Colombia

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    Zulma Martínez Rodríguez

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available La gestión de los recursos naturales constituye un problema transfronterizo e interdisciplinario que ha estado en la base de muchos conflictos. Abarca no sólo el campo biológico sino el social, económico y político. La ineficiencia de la gestión de los recursos naturales en Colombia es hoy en día crítica, particularmente en la Región de la Costa Atlántica, como se muestra en el presente artículo. Desde una perspectiva histórica, multidisciplinar y de análisis de actores en los entornos local, nacional e internacional, la autora examina esta problemática, aplicando los conceptos de biodiversidad, ecoturismo y áreas protegidas (parques naturales. Centrándose en una estrategia de coecoturismo, como una opción efectiva para el mejoramiento de la gestión de los recursos naturales, analiza el proceso de participación y fortalecimiento (empowerment de las comunidades de la Costa Atlántica en el proceso de gestión de áreas protegidas, mediante la canalización de recursos financieros y técnicos de organismos internacionales en interacción con instituciones del Estado y comunidades locales.

  4. Pensamiento Superior y Desarrollo Territorial

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    Víctor Manuel Racancoj Alonzo

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta reflexión pretende explicar el papel, fundamental, que juega el pensamiento superior, en la formulación y la práctica de modelos de desarrollo territorial local; para que contribuyan de forma sustantiva, en la transformación de las condiciones socioeconómicas adversas que hoy viven comunidades indígenas y rurales de muchos países, como Guatemala, situación que puede resumirse en altos índices de pobreza y desnutrición. Pero, el pensamiento superior, debe ser competencia de la población con pertenencia a lo local, pues si y solo si esta condición existe, se dará validez y viabilidad al desarrollo territorial. Para alcanzar competencias de pensamiento superior, en los espacios locales, se tiene que superar obstáculos en el modelo de universidad, que hoy estamos familiarizados a ver y pensar; modelos que tienen las características de: herencia colonial, disfunción con la problemática económica, cultural, social y política de la sociedad y la negación de los saberes ancestrales.

  5. Superior sulcus tumors (Pancoast tumors).

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    Marulli, Giuseppe; Battistella, Lucia; Mammana, Marco; Calabrese, Francesca; Rea, Federico

    2016-06-01

    Superior Sulcus Tumors, frequently termed as Pancoast tumors, are a wide range of tumors invading the apical chest wall. Due to its localization in the apex of the lung, with the potential invasion of the lower part of the brachial plexus, first ribs, vertebrae, subclavian vessels or stellate ganglion, the superior sulcus tumors cause characteristic symptoms, like arm or shoulder pain or Horner's syndrome. The management of superior sulcus tumors has dramatically evolved over the past 50 years. Originally deemed universally fatal, in 1956, Shaw and Paulson introduced a new treatment paradigm with combined radiotherapy and surgery ensuring 5-year survival of approximately 30%. During the 1990s, following the need to improve systemic as well as local control, a trimodality approach including induction concurrent chemoradiotherapy followed by surgical resection was introduced, reaching 5-year survival rates up to 44% and becoming the standard of care. Many efforts have been persecuted, also, to obtain higher complete resection rates using appropriate surgical approaches and involving multidisciplinary team including spine surgeon or vascular surgeon. Other potential treatment options are under consideration like prophylactic cranial irradiation or the addition of other chemotherapy agents or biologic agents to the trimodality approach.

  6. Early Onset of HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy/Tropical Spastic Paraparesis (HAM/TSP) and Adult T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ATL): Systematic Search and Review.

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    Oliveira, Pedro D; Kachimarek, Amanda C; Bittencourt, Achiléa L

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    Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is endemic in some regions and its vertical transmission occurs mainly through breastfeeding. About 10% of carriers develop associated diseases including HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP), adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) and infectious dermatitis associated with HTLV-1 (IDH). We searched for available case reports of early-onset HAM/TSP and ATL to evaluate demographic and disease aspects in infantile-juvenile patients. In the reviewed literature, 27 HAM/TSP and 31 ATL cases were found. In almost all of them, the most likely route of transmission was through breastfeeding. ATL is rarely reported, notwithstanding it may be underestimated because T-cell lymphomas are not investigated for HTLV-1 infection in this age group. IDH was frequently associated with HAM/TSP. The investigation of HTLV-1 infection in pregnant women is an important matter of public health and should be mandatory in endemic countries. © The Author [2017]. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  7. Turismo y Metabolismo Social: Efectos ambientales de la actividad turística en la región Atlántico/Caribe. 1970-2011

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    Edgar Eduardo Blanco Obando

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Durante el período de estudio se evidencia que la actividad turística en la región Atlántico/Caribe mantuvo un metabolismo sustentable, debido a condiciones específicas que presentó la expansión del turismo en dicha región.

  8. Escenarios climáticos para temporadas con alto y bajo número de huracanes en el Atlántico

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    Eric J. Alfaro

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la relación entre la variación de la actividad anual de los ciclones tropicales en el Atlántico y las variaciones decadales e interanuales de la Temperatura Superficial del Mar (TSM. Utilizando el análisis de tabla de contingencia se asignaron las probabilidades condicionales para los escenarios bajo, dentro y arriba de lo normal en la actividad anual de los ciclones tropicales dado un escenario bajo, dentro y arriba de lo normal en distintos índices de TSM para el periodo 1944-2004 (61 años. La actividad anual de los ciclones se estudió en función de la comparación normalizada de la TSM en el Atlántico y el Pacífico tropical. Se observó que años con pocos huracanes estaban acompañados de condiciones más frías (cálidas que el promedio en el Atlántico Tropical Norte (Pacífico Ecuatorial del Este, una mayor cortante vertical del viento en el Atlántico Tropical Norte pero menor en el Pacífico Ecuatorial del Este cerca de Centroamérica y una presión media a nivel del mar mayor (menor en el Atlántico Tropical Norte (Pacífico Ecuatorial del Este. Años con una alta actividad de huracanes mostraron, en términos generales, patrones opuestos en el campo de las anomalías a los descritos anteriormente para las regiones estudiadas.

  9. Entidades fiscalizadoras superiores y accountability

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    Estela Moreno, María

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    OBJETIVOS DE LA TESIS: El objetivo general del trabajo es establecer el nivel de eficacia de las Entidades Fiscalizadoras Superiores (EFS) como agencia asignada y herramienta de accountability horizontal, a través de la valoración de su diseño institucional y de la calidad de sus productos finales, los informes de auditoría, estableciéndose los siguientes objetivos específicos: 1. Relevar las nociones de accountability, actualizando el Estado del Arte de la cuestión. 2. Analizar la ...

  10. Patrones temporales de comportamiento táctico en carreras atléticas de 5.000 metros

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    Daniel Lapresa Ajamil

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El comportamiento táctico en carreras atléticas de fondo ha sido residualmente estudiado. En el presente trabajo, en el seno de la metodología observacional, se ha construido un instrumento de observación que permite detectar patrones temporales de comportamiento táctico –mediante el software Theme, versión 5.0.–, en el muestreo observacional correspondiente a las finales de: Campeonatos Mundiales París 2003 y Berlín 2009; Olimpiadas de Atenas 2004 y Pekín 2008; Campeonatos Europeos de Goteborg 2006 y Barcelona 2010, en la modalidad de 5000 metros –categoría masculina–. Los resultados obtenidos muestran pautas comportamentales relevantes, relativas, fundamentalmente, al ritmo de la prueba y a la interacción del atleta ganador con sus competidores.

  11. El sistema urbano en la ordenación del territorio. Estudio de Caso: Departamento del Atlántico

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    Godoy Ruben Dario

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available La organización del espacio en el departamento del .Atlántico, se estructura alrededor de Barranquilla, puerto marítimo y fluvial, cuya influencia se deja sentir no sólo al inferior del departamento y la región, sino en el resto del país. No obstante, su sistema urbano muestradesequilibrios tanto en la prestación de servicios y distribución e intercambio de bienes, como en su tamaño y dinámica de crecimiento, dada la poca especialización y descentralización de funciones de susnúcleos urbanos. Esta situación invita a replantear una ordenación del espacio departamental para que éste alcance un mayor desarrollo dentro del contexto nacional.

  12. Identification and quantification of potential wave energy in the coast of Atlántico state in Colombia

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    Jaime Pérez-Zapata

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the progress regarding the identification and quantification of potential wave energy in Atlántico state coast. The used methodology will serve as a starting point to establish the energetic potential in Colombia in this energy. The theoretical energetic potential estimated at the near shore in the Atlantic coast waves is approximately 1107 MW and this was possible with data that has been collected and processed since January 2016. We applied equations that take into account variables such as: significant wave height, period, sea water density, temperature and wind speed in the area. Also it is shown the progress of the near shore system design for the verification of the wave energetic potential consisting of a device which transforms kinetic energy of the sea waves into gravitational potential energy that is going to be used to move an alternating current generator.

  13. Mosquitos antropofílicos de atividade matutina em Mata Atlântica, Florianópolis, SC

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    Uéslei Paterno

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Como os trabalhos sobre Culicidae em Santa Catarina foram restritos a anofelíneos e a Culex quinquefasciatus, pela ocorrência, no passado, de malária e de filariose, a fauna de mosquitos em áreas de mata é pouco conhecida. Assim, foi realizado um levantamento dos culicídeos que atacam o homem pela manhã em trilha situada numa unidade de conservação da Mata Atlântica na Ilha de Santa Catarina, freqüentada por estudantes e turistas. Foram coletados 358 exemplares de 22 espécies, das quais 14 são relatadas pela primeira vez no Estado. Runchomyia reversa e Ochlerotatus scapularis foram as espécies predominantes, com grande diversidade de espécies de Wyeomyia (Phoniomyia.

  14. The sentence superiority effect revisited.

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    Snell, Joshua; Grainger, Jonathan

    2017-11-01

    A sentence superiority effect was investigated using post-cued word-in-sequence identification with the rapid parallel visual presentation (RPVP) of four horizontally aligned words. The four words were presented for 200ms followed by a post-mask and cue for partial report. They could form a grammatically correct sentence or were formed of the same words in a scrambled agrammatical sequence. Word identification was higher in the syntactically correct sequences, and crucially, this sentence superiority effect did not vary as a function of the target's position in the sequence. Cloze probability measures for words at the final, arguably most predictable position, revealed overall low values that did not interact with the effects of sentence context, suggesting that these effects were not driven by word predictability. The results point to a level of parallel processing across multiple words that enables rapid extraction of their syntactic categories. These generate a sentence-level representation that constrains the recognition process for individual words, thus facilitating parallel word processing when the sequence is grammatically sound. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Superior mesenteric artery compression syndrome - case report

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    Paulo Rocha França Neto

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is an entity generally caused by the loss of the intervening mesenteric fat pad, resulting in compression of the third portion of the duodenum by the superior mesenteric artery. This article reports the case of a patient with irremovable metastatic adenocarcinoma in the sigmoid colon, that evolved with intense vomiting. Intestinal transit was carried out, which showed important gastric dilation extended until the third portion of the duodenum, compatible with superior mesenteric artery syndrome. Considering the patient's nutritional condition, the medical team opted for the conservative treatment. Four months after the surgery and conservative measures, the patient did not present vomiting after eating, maintaining previous weight. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is uncommon and can have unspecific symptoms. Thus, high suspicion is required for the appropriate clinical adjustment. A barium examination is required to make the diagnosis. The treatment can initially require gastric decompression and hydration, besides reversal of weight loss through adequate nutrition. Surgery should be adopted only in case of clinical treatment failure.A síndrome da artéria mesentérica superior é uma entidade clínica causada geralmente pela perda do tecido adiposo mesentérico, resultando na compressão da terceira porção do duodeno pela artéria mesentérica superior. Esse artigo relata o caso clínico de uma paciente portadora de adenocarcinoma de cólon sigmoide metastático irressecável, que evoluiu com vômitos incoercíveis. Realizou-se, então, trânsito intestinal que evidenciou dilatação gástrica importante, que se prolongava até a terceira porção duodenal, quadro radiológico compatível com pinçamento da artéria mesentérica superior. Diante da condição nutricional da paciente, foi optado por iniciar medidas conservadoras (porções alimentares pequenas e mais frequentes, além de dec

  16. Resistência anti-helmíntica em rebanhos caprinos nos biomas Caatinga e Mata Atlântica

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    Simone L. Borges

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumo A utilização de anti-helmínticos por longos períodos como principal medida de controle das parasitoses gastrintestinais de ruminantes levou a ineficácia aos levamisol, benzimidazóis e avermectinas. Este estudo descreve a atividade anti-helmíntica in vivo em populações naturais de nematoides trichostrongilídeos de caprinos. Foram selecionados 18 rebanhos provenientes dos biomas Caatinga (n=12 e Mata Atlântica (n=6, do Estado da Bahia, Brasil, criados em pastagens comunais em região semiárida. Grupos de oito a 10 animais foram tratados com albendazol (ABZ, ivermectina (IVM, levamisol (LEV, moxidectina (MOX e closantel (CLOS. Os resultados do Teste de Redução da Contagem de Ovos nas Fezes indicaram resistência simultânea dos gêneros Haemonchus sp. e Trichostrongylus spp. para o ABZ, IVM, LEV, MOX e CLOS. As percentagens de eficácia variaram de 0-92%, 0-75%, 0-91%, 69-97% e 0-85% para o ABZ, IVM, LEV, MXD e CLOS, respectivamente, no bioma Caatinga e 0-59% para o ABZ e 9-59% para o IVM no bioma Mata Atlântica. Verificou-se nos rebanhos eficácia inferior a 95% para estes anti-helmínticos, com exceção de um único rebanho no qual a eficácia para MOX foi de 97%, o que sugere a presença de NGIs resistentes aos principais classes de anti-helmínticos em rebanhos caprinos destes biomas.

  17. The discovery and geophysical response of the Atlántida Cu-Au porphyry deposit, Chile

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    Hope, Matthew; Andersson, Steve

    2016-03-01

    The discovery of the Atlántida Cu-Au-Mo porphyry deposit, which is unconformably overlain by 25-80 m of gravels, is a recent example of exploration success under cover in a traditional mining jurisdiction. Early acquisition of geophysics was a key tool in the discovery, and in later guiding further exploration drilling throughout the life of the project. Detailed review of the geophysical response of the deposit, with respect to the distribution of lithologies and alteration, coupled with their petrophysical properties has allowed full characterisation, despite no exposure at the surface of host rock nor porphyry-style mineralisation. Data acquired over the project include induced polarisation, magnetotellurics, ground and airborne magnetics, ground-based gravimetry, and petrophysical sampling. The distribution of the key geological features of the deposit has been inferred via acquisition of petrophysical properties and interpretation of surface geophysical datasets. Magnetic susceptibility is influenced strongly by both alteration and primary lithology, whilst density variations are dominated by primary lithological control. Several studies have shown that electrical properties may map the footprint of the hydrothermal system and associated mineralisation, via a combination of chargeability and resistivity. These properties are observed in geophysical datasets acquired at surface and allow further targeting and sterilisation at the deposit and project scale. By understanding these geophysical characteristics in a geological context, these data can be used to infer distribution of lithological units, depth to exploration targets and the potential for high grade mineralisation. Future exploration will likely be increasingly reliant on the understanding of the surface manifestations of buried deposits in remotely acquired data. This review summarises the application and results of these principles at the Atlántida project of northern Chile. Geophysical data can be

  18. Impacto social y académico del programa interacción social y desarrollo ciudadano en tres localidades del departamento del Atlántico

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    Angelica Orozco Idarraga

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente es un artículo de investigación, cuyo objetivo fue evaluar el impacto social y académico del Programa Interacción Social y Desarrollo Ciudadano en tres localidades del departamento del Atlántico y en el programa académico de Trabajo Social. Se constituyó en estudio de impacto con enfoque mixto, diseño no experimental, con mediciones exante, intra e impacto. Los resultados de la entrevista semiestructurada y grupos focales realizada a 52 líderes(as, docentes y estudiantes, mostró como impacto social el reconocimiento de capacidades de las comunidades para alcanzar mejores niveles de desarrollo humano y social y como impacto académico la retroalimentación del plan de estudio e inclusión de nuevas líneas de investigación. Así que el Programa impactó en el desarrollo humano y gestión social de las personas, familias, grupos e instituciones participantes. Abstract This is a research whose objective was to evaluate the social and academic impact of the Program of Social Interaction and Civic Development in three localities in the department of Atlantico in three localities and Social Work. It was established in impact study mixed approach, nonexperimental design, with measurements ante, intra and impact. The results of the interviews and focus groups semiestructurda on 52 leaders (as, teachers and students, showed how social impact recognition capacity of communities to achieve greater levels of human and social development and academic impact and feedback plan study and inclusion of new research. So the program impacted on human development and social management of individuals, families, groups and institutions involved.

  19. 78 FR 21116 - Superior Supplier Incentive Program

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    2013-04-09

    ... Department of the Navy Superior Supplier Incentive Program AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD. ACTION... policy that will establish a Superior Supplier Incentive Program (SSIP). Under the SSIP, contractors that..., performance, quality, and business relations would be granted Superior Supplier Status (SSS). Contractors...

  20. superior en México

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    César Mureddu Torres

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo desarrolla algunos de los retos que ha traído consigo el acceso a la información existente en la red de Internet y lo que ello supone. Se abordan principalmente las consecuencias de la presencia actual de una sociedad llamada del conocimiento, si se mantiene la confusión entre conocimiento e información. Por ello, la sola gestión de la información no puede ser tomada como definitoria respecto a la función de educación superior confiada a las universidades. Hacerlo sería cometer un error aún más grave que la confusión teórica entre los términos mencionados.

  1. Pesquisas agronômicas das plantas medicinais da Mata Atlântica regulamentadas pela ANVISA Agronomic research of Atlantic Forest medicinal plants regulated by ANVISA

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    L.C. Ming

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Com a divulgação da lista das espécies medicinais pela Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA, de acordo com a Resolução RDC Nº10, de 09 de março de 2010, o uso dessas plantas passa a ter a chancela oficial do órgão governamental regulamentando seu uso e, em consequência disso, ter sua demanda bastante aumentada. A obtenção desses materiais adquire então grande importância, uma vez que haverá a necessidade de se produzir essas plantas. Com o objetivo de se avaliar a situação das pesquisas agronômicas com essas espécies, particularmente as de ocorrência na Mata Atlântica, foi feito um levantamento do número de publicações a partir dos nomes científicos, na base de dados eletrônica CAB Abstract, de 1990 a 2011. A pesquisa mostrou que o número de publicações por espécie varia de 2 a 1129, sendo que as espécies com maior número de artigos são aquelas já cultivadas como alimentícias. Das 66 espécies listadas, 36 são exóticas, 24 são da Mata Atlântica e 6 são nativas de outros biomas. Dentre as espécies da Mata Atlântica, foram excluídas as ruderais, frutíferas e arbóreas, devido à maioria dos trabalhos na área agronômica estarem relacionados ao manejo, controle ou produção de frutos e não ao seu cultivo sobre o ponto de vista medicinal. A única exceção foi a espécie medicinal arbórea Maytenus ilicifolia. Assim, foram selecionadas 16 espécies, as quais tiveram as publicações divididas em quatro áreas: Agronomia; Fitoquímica, Ensaios biológicos e Outros. Nesta pesquisa foi possível identificar que 32% dos artigos publicados são agronômicos, área que apresenta menos publicações do que a área de atividade biológica, que tem 40% das publicações, e a área de fitoquimica tem 20% das publicações. Estes resultados mostram que os pesquisadores estão atentos à importância das pesquisas agronômicas com plantas medicinais, mas que se faz necessário realizar trabalhos de

  2. Differential diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy and superior pulmonary sulcus tumor

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    GU Rui; KANG Ming-yang; GAO Zhong-li; ZHAO Jian-wu; WANG Jin-cheng

    2012-01-01

    Background The result would be disastrous if the superior pulmonary sulcus tumor (Pancoast tumor) was misdiagnosed as degenerative cervical spine diseases.The aim of this study was to investigate the differential diagnosis methods of cervical radiculopathy and superior pulmonary sulcus tumor.Methods Clinical manifestations,physical,and radiological findings of 10 patients,whose main complaints were radiating shoulder and arm pain and later were diagnosed with superior pulmonary sulcus tumor,were reviewed and compared with those of cervical radiculopathy.Results Superior pulmonary sulcus tumor patients have shorter mean history and fewer complaints of neck pain or limitation of neck movement.Physical examination showed almost normal cervical spine range of motion.Spurling's neck compression test was negative in all patients.Anteroposterior cervical radiographs showed the lack of pulmonary air at the top of the affected lung in all cases and first rib encroachment in one case.The diagnosis of superior pulmonary sulcus tumor can be further confirmed by CT and MRI.Conclusions By the method of combination of history,physical examination,and radiological findings,superior pulmonary sulcus tumor can be efficiently differentiated from cervical radiculopathy.Normal motion range of the cervical spine,negative Spurling's neck compression test,and the lack of pulmonary air at the top of the affected lung in anteroposterior cervical radiographs should be considerad as indications for further chest radiograph examinations.

  3. Escuela Superior de Palos Verdes

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    Neutra, Richard J.

    1965-02-01

    Full Text Available Before initiating the building operations for the «Palos Verdes» School, the site was divided into two large horizontal surfaces, at different levels. The lower one served to accommodate the playing fields, a car park, the physical training building, and shop and ancillary buildings. On the higher of these two surfaces, and to the West of the access road, there is a car park and also the building and plot of ground devoted to agricultural technology, as well as the literary studies and general purpose buildings. As a complement to these, there is a series of blocks, arranged in parallel rows, which house the administrative offices, the art school, the craft's school, the general classrooms, and those devoted to higher education. The fascinating aspect of this school is the outstanding penetration of the architect's mind into the essential function of the project. Its most evident merit is the sense of comradeship and harmony that permeates the whole architectural manifold.Antes de construir el complejo escolar «Palos Verdes» se comenzó por crear, en el terreno, dos grandes mesetas a niveles diferentes. Sobre el inferior se organizaron: los campos de juegos, de deportes, un aparcamiento, el edificio para educación física y los destinados a tiendas y servicios. Sobre la meseta superior, al oeste de la vía de acceso, se dispuso un aparcamiento y el edificio y campo para adiestramiento agrícola; al este, otro aparcamiento, el edificio dedicado a materias literarias, y el destinado a usos múltiples. Completan las instalaciones de la escuela una serie de bloques paralelos: la administración, la escuela de arte, las clases de trabajos manuales, las aulas de enseñanzas generales, y las de los cursos superiores. Lo fascinante de este complejo escolar es la perfecta y magistral compenetración del arquitecto con el tema proyectado, y su mayor mérito, la sensación de cordialidad y armonía con el ambiente.

  4. Geopolítica del Atlántico Sur : Las relaciones sur-sur y la presencia de las potencias hegemónicas

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    Dupuy, Héctor Adolfo; Morgante, Martín Adolfo; Stanganelli, Isabel Cecilia; Margueliche, Juan Cruz Ramón; Venturo, Eduardo; Dediego, Paola; Levis, Martín; Patronelli, Hilario; Costantino, Alejandro

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    La presente ponencia da cuenta de la propuesta y avances iniciales del proyecto de investigación homónimo desarrollado en el marco del Centro de Investigaciones Geográficas. El proyecto intenta analizar el desarrollo de una geopolítica multilateral sur-sur en la región del océano Atlántico Sur, poniendo énfasis en el papel jugado por las economías emergentes y periféricas, así como la evaluación del mantenimiento de relaciones centro-periferia en la región del Atlántico Sur, apoyadas en la co...

  5. Saint Thomas et Quetzalcóatl. Essai de construction d’une identité à partir de la réécriture du mythe

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    Torres Martinez, Rubén

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    Le 12 décembre 1794 Servando Teresa de Mier Noriega y Guerra avançait l’idée qu’une ancienne divinité préhispanique appelé Quetzalcóatl – ou « le serpent à plumes » – était en réalité saint Thomas. Cette idée ne sera jamais acceptée officiellement par l’Église catholique ou par les autorités coloniales, mais elle servira de lien entre les anciennes croyances préhispaniques et les convictions du monde chrétien colonial. On avance l’hypothèse de que le mythe de saint Thomas/Quetzalcóatl était u...

  6. El Caribe reflejado en el Carnaval de Cádiz con el Atlántico como espejo

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    ANA MARÍA BARCELÓ CATALAYUD

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El carnaval es la fiesta más peculiar de Cádiz y una de las manifestaciones más singulares de su modalidad en el mundo. Un fenómeno que se basa principalmente en las coplas, en el ingenio de sus letras y en la variedad de las músicas, cada año nuevas y diferentes; el Carnaval de Cádiz se inspira en la vida real, en las imágenes arquetípicas de la tradición, el teatro y el cine, en leyendas, óperas o zarzuelas. Otra de sus especificidades es el disfraz, que en Cádiz se conoce como tipo, que es algo más que un conjunto de prendas: es la materialización del carácter representado por cada agrupación. La evolución del tipo, que está en relación directa con el tema de su repertorio, ha discurrido en paralelo a la sucesión de hechos reales, hitos literarios, artísticos, sociales, cinematográficos, televisivos y otros. El Carnaval de Cádiz ha ido adoptando estilos innovadores procedentes de su propia evolución y otros adquiridos de distintos carnavales. En este sentido, ha sido fundamental la situación geoestratégica de la ciudad, al sur de Europa y próxima a África, pero, sobre todo, de su puerto, nodo de comunicaciones marítimas entre las dos orillas del Atlántico. El intercambio de mercaderías y pasajeros acarrea la introducción de usos y costumbres y del propio carnaval, a través de los comerciantes genoveses que establecieron en la ciudad sus negocios, o los ritmos africanos aportados por los esclavos en su paso desde África hacia las nuevas tierras americanas. En el ir y venir por el océano Atlántico, las coplas regresaron con cadencias habaneras y otros compases antillanos que se sumaron a los cantes de la tierra. Aunque su aparición es muy anterior, fue la asunción de su organización a finales del siglo XIX, por parte de la autoridad municipal, la que deja huella documental de cómo esta fiesta ha ido conformando un estilo propio de Cádiz en el que las coplas, unión de letras rimadas con músicas, cada a

  7. The Health Show

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    2011-01-01

    Dr David Swann interviewed on The Health Show, Series 1, Episode 5, 2011 for BBC World about the award-winning 21st Century Nursing Bag. BBC World News reaches 241million people every week, available in 296 million homes, 1.8 million hotel rooms and has the highest average viewership on a weekday of any international news channel. The Health Show is a new 26-part series for BBC World News covering the most important news stories from around the world.

  8. ATLes: the strategic application of Web-based technology to address learning objectives and enhance classroom discussion in a veterinary pathology course.

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    Hines, Stephen A; Collins, Peggy L; Quitadamo, Ian J; Brahler, C Jayne; Knudson, Cameron D; Crouch, Gregory J

    2005-01-01

    A case-based program called ATLes (Adaptive Teaching and Learning Environments) was designed for use in a systemic pathology course and implemented over a four-year period. Second-year veterinary students working in small collaborative learning groups used the program prior to their weekly pathology laboratory. The goals of ATLes were to better address specific learning objectives in the course (notably the appreciation of pathophysiology), to solve previously identified problems associated with information overload and information sorting that commonly occur as part of discovery-based processes, and to enhance classroom discussion. The program was also designed to model and allow students to practice the problem-oriented approach to clinical cases, thereby enabling them to study pathology in a relevant clinical context. Features included opportunities for students to obtain additional information on the case by requesting specific laboratory tests and/or diagnostic procedures. However, students were also required to justify their diagnostic plans and to provide mechanistic analyses. The use of ATLes met most of these objectives. Student acceptance was high, and students favorably reviewed the online ''Content Links'' that made useful information more readily accessible and level appropriate. Students came to the lab better prepared to engage in an in-depth and high-quality discussion and were better able to connect clinical problems to underlying changes in tissue (lesions). However, many students indicated that the required time on task prior to lab might have been excessive relative to what they thought they learned. The classroom discussion, although improved, was not elevated to the expected level-most likely reflecting other missing elements of the learning environment, including the existing student culture and the students' current discussion skills. This article briefly discusses the lessons learned from ATLes and how similar case-based exercises might be

  9. Sobredentadura total superior implantosoportada Superior total overdenture on implants

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    Luis Orlando Rodríguez García

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un caso de un paciente desdentado total superior, rehabilitado en la consulta de implantología de la Clínica "Pedro Ortiz" del municipio Habana del Este en Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba, en el año 2009, mediante prótesis sobre implantes osteointegrados, técnica que se ha incorporado a la práctica estomatológica en Cuba como alternativa al tratamiento convencional en los pacientes desdentados totales. Se siguió un protocolo que comprendió una fase quirúrgica, procedimiento con o sin realización de colgajo y carga precoz o inmediata. Se presenta un paciente masculino de 56 años de edad, que acudió a la consulta multidisciplinaria, preocupado, porque se le habían elaborado tres prótesis en los últimos dos años y ninguna reunía los requisitos de retención que él necesitaba para sentirse seguro y cómodo con las mismas. El resultado final fue la satisfacción total del paciente, con el mejoramiento de la calidad estética y funcional.This is the case of a total maxilla edentulous patient seen in consultation of the "Pedro Ortíz" Clinic Implant of Habana del Este municipality in 2009 and con rehabilitation by prosthesis over osteointegration implants added to stomatology practice in Cuba as an alternative to conventional treatment in patients totally edentulous. We follow a protocol including a surgery or surgical phase, technique without or with flap creation and early or immediate load. This is a male patient aged 56 came to our multidisciplinary consultation worried because he had three prostheses in last two years and any fulfilled the requirements of retention to feel safe and comfortable with prostheses. The final result was the total satisfaction of rehabilitated patient improving its aesthetic and functional quality.

  10. Detecção de proteínas imunorreativas de Rickettsia sp. cepa Mata Atlântica

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    Caroline S. Oliveira

    Full Text Available RESUMO: A Febre Maculosa Brasileira (FMB é uma doença infecciosa, transmitida por carrapatos ao homem. Uma nova riquetsiose humana foi descrita como causadora de Febre Maculosa no Estado de São Paulo, sendo denominada de Rickettsia sp. cepa Mata Atlântica. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo detectar e identificar proteínas com potencial de estimular o sistema imune de hospedeiro mamífero, desta nova cepa descrita. Para tanto, foi realizado a extração proteica total de Rickettsia sp. cepa Mata Atlântica. As proteínas extraídas foram fracionadas por eletroforese. As bandas proteicas foram transferidas para membranas de nitrocelulose por migração elétrica e submetidas à técnica de Western-blot, para detecção proteica. Ao todo sete proteínas imunorreativas foram detectadas. Duas proteínas apresentaram maior abundancia, com peso molecular, de 200 e 130 kDa respectivamente. Através da comparação de mapas proteômicos existentes e pelo peso molecular que estas proteínas apresentaram, sugere-se que as duas proteínas detectadas representem rOmpA (200 kDa e rOmpB (130 kDa. As demais proteínas detectadas apresentaram menor ocorrência e peso molecular inferior a 78 kDa, podendo representar membros da família de antígenos de superfície celular (Sca - Surface cell antigen. As proteínas detectadas poderão servir como base de estudo na elaboração de métodos diagnósticos sensíveis e específicos, no desenvolvimento de vacinas, além de possibilitarem novos estudos para terapias mais eficazes.

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

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    Flávio dos Santos Gomes

    2011-01-01

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

  12. Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type I (HTLV-I Oncogenesis: Molecular Aspects of Virus and Host Interactions in Pathogenesis of Adult T cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ATL

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    Sanaz Ahmadi Ghezeldasht

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available     The study of tumor viruses paves the way for understanding the mechanisms of virus pathogenesis, including those involved in establishing infection and dissemination in the host tumor affecting immune-compromised patients. The processes ranging from viral infection to progressing malignancy are slow and usually insufficient for establishment of transformed cells that develop cancer in only a minority of infected subjects. Therefore, viral infection is usually not the only cause of cancer, and further environmental and host factors, may be implicated. HTLV-I, in particular, is considered as an oncovirus cause of lymphoproliferative disease such as adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL and disturbs the immune responses which results in HTLV-I associated meylopathy/tropical spastic parapresis (HAM/TSP. HTLV-I infection causes ATL in a small proportion of infected subjects (2-5% following a prolonged incubation period (15-30 years despite a strong adaptive immune response against the virus.   Overall, these conditions offer a prospect to study the molecular basis of tumorgenicity in mammalian cells. In this review, the oncogencity of HTLV-I is being considered as an oncovirus in context of ATL.    

  13. A Fashion Show

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    2005-01-01

    <正>Story: The yearly fashion show day.The children take turns to walk on the stage and show the class their favorite clothes.Now it’s Joe’s and Phoebe’s turn.Joe walks on the stage and says,“My shorts are blue.Do you like my blue shorts?”On the other side of the stage, Phoebe is wearing her favorite pink skirt.“My skirt is pink.Do you like my pink skirt?”asks

  14. On not showing scalps

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    Marselis, Randi Lorenz

    2016-01-01

    proposed by Janet Marstine, the editor of the Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics, I show how the museum succeeded in engaging users in questions of museum ethics. However, this specific debate on human remains in museums developed into an encounter between a global, museological discourse...

  15. Violence and TV Shows

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    2008-01-01

    This study aims to discuss theories on theviolent effects of TV shows on viewers, especiallyon children. Therefore, this study includes a briefdiscussion of definitions of violence, discussionof violence theories, main results of researcheson televised violence, measuring TV violence,perception of televised violence, individualdifferences and reactions to TV violence,aggressiveness and preferences for TV violence.

  16. Honored Teacher Shows Commitment.

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    Ratte, Kathy

    1987-01-01

    Part of the acceptance speech of the 1985 National Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year, this article describes the censorship experience of this honored social studies teacher. The incident involved the showing of a videotape version of the feature film entitled "The Seduction of Joe Tynan." (JDH)

  17. A Visionary Show

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    2009-01-01

    Seduction. Distinction. Relax. Pulsation. These are the "style universes" on display at Première Vision, heralded as "The World’s Premiere Fabric Show." Started more than 35 years ago by 15 French weavers, Première Vision has expanded beyond its

  18. Honored Teacher Shows Commitment.

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    Ratte, Kathy

    1987-01-01

    Part of the acceptance speech of the 1985 National Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year, this article describes the censorship experience of this honored social studies teacher. The incident involved the showing of a videotape version of the feature film entitled "The Seduction of Joe Tynan." (JDH)

  19. Precipitação efetiva e interceptação das chuvas por floresta de Mata Atlântica em uma microbacia experimental em Cunha - São Paulo

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    Arcova Francisco Carlos Soriano

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available São apresentados os resultados de pesquisa que quantificaram a precipitação efetiva e a interceptação das chuvas pelo dossel da floresta secundária de Mata Atlântica na "microbacia experimental B", do Laboratório de Hidrologia Florestal Walter Emmerich, em Cunha-SP. No período de um ano foram medidos a precipitação no aberto, a precipitação interna e o escoamento pelo tronco das árvores, totalizando 54 coletas. Um pluviômetro em área aberta e 16 no interior da floresta foram utilizados para quantificação dos dois primeiros processos, respectivamente. Para determinação do escoamento pelo tronco foram instalados dispositivos de espuma de poliuretano em 38 árvores. A água interceptada foi estimada pela diferença entre a precipitação no aberto e a precipitação efetiva. Concluiu-se que, em média, 18,6% da precipitação foi interceptada pela floresta, retornando à atmosfera na forma de vapor. Um montante de 81,2% alcançou o piso como precipitação interna e apenas 0,2% como escoamento pelo tronco. Os fluxos de precipitação interna e escoamento pelo tronco foram maiores no período caracterizado como chuvoso. Os porcentuais de interceptação foram superiores no período pouco chuvoso.

  20. Shanghai Shows Its Heart

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    2007-01-01

    The city known as China’s economic powerhouse showed a more caring face as host of the Special Olympic Games Between October 2 and 11,the Special Olympics Summer Games were hosted in Shanghai,the first time the 40-year-old athletic com- petition for people with intellectual disabilities came to a developing country. This Special Olympics was also larger than all previous games in temps of the number of athletes.

  1. Caracterização anatômica, química e antibacteriana de folhas de Brunfelsia uniflora (manacá presentes na Mata Atlântica Anatomical, chemical and antibacterial characterization of leaves of Brunfelsia uniflora (manacá in the Atlantic Rainforest (Mata Atlântica

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    Maria Bernadete Gonçalves Martins

    2009-03-01

    , rheumatism, syphilis, snake bites, yellow fever, and even as a diuretic and anti-thermal. The main objective of this work was the anatomical study through optical and electronic scanning microscopy, chemical analysis and microbiological tests using Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus and Brunfelsia uniflora leaves extracts. The plants were collected in the Atlantic Rainforest (Mata Atlântica, nearby the city of São Vicente, SP. Brunfelsia uniflora presented palisade parenchyma with two cellular layers and lacunary parenchyma with six cellular layers; large quantities of crystals in mesophyll and sclerenchyma were observed. The lower epidermis presented large quantities of stomata while they were almost absent in the adaxial epidermis. The electronic scanning microscopy showed the presence of paracitic stomata, a waxy layer ornamented in the adaxial epidermis as well as the presence of few trichomes in the central vein region in the abaxial surface. However, in the vein region the trichomes were absent. A chemical analysis showed evidence of some spectral peaks concerning the occurrence of caffeic acid derivatives. The microbiological tests presented negative results for the two species of bacteria.

  2. O Brasil, a África e o Atlântico no século XIX

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    Alberto da Costa e Silva

    1994-08-01

    Full Text Available Até o último quartel do século XIX, a presença européia na África reduzia-se a poucos pontos litorâneos. Em toda a sua grande extensão, a África era governada por africanos. O continente dividia-se em impérios, reinos e cidades-estado. Do lado do Atlântico, havia intensas relações entre essas estruturas políticas e o Brasil. O que se passava num lado do oceano repercutia no outro. A cruzada anti-escravagista desembocou num novo imperialismo europeu. A ocupação da África pelas potências européias não logrou destruir muitas dessas estruturas de poder, algumas das quais serviram de intermediárias entre o colonizador e os africanos enquanto que outras persistiram na clandestinidade. A ocupação colonial ocasionou o quase completo corte das antigas e fortes relações com o Brasil.

  3. Identidades e memória entre teuto-brasileiros: os dois lados do Atlântico

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    Ellen Fensterseifer Woortmann

    2000-11-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo analisam-se dimensões da memória de camponeses teuto-brasileiros aportados no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, entre 1824 /32. São discutidas as razões do silêncio, na sua tradição oral, sobre seu passado na Alemanha e a travessia do Atlântico, razões essas que contrastam com o detalhamento de fatos retidos na memória atinentes à instalação desses imigrantes nas colônias, poucos meses depois. Relaciona-se esse quadro à constituição da identidade desses descendentes de alemães.This paper analyses some aspects of German-Brazilian peasant's memories, who arrived at Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, between 1824 and 1832. Reasons for their silence, in their oral tradition, about their past life in Germany and the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, are discussed here. These reasons are in sharp contrast with the detailed facts, retained in their memory, concerning the settling of those immigrants in the colonies a few months later. This circumstances frames the social identity of those German descendents.

  4. El proceso de autoevaluación y autoregulación de la Sede del Atlántico de la Universidad de Costa Rica: Una mirada a la opinión de sus participantes tres años después

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    Susan Francis Salazar

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El autoestudio y la autovaloración como estrategias evaluativas para los diferentes sistemas de educación superior han creado la necesidad de abrir espacios para la revisión y análisis de experiencias vividas; como es la que desarrolló la Sede del Atlántico, en 1996, como parte del Programa Cre-Columbus y patrocinado por la Vicerrectoría de Docencia. Este trabajo intenta hacer una revisión y análisis de las opiniones de los participantes del proceso de Autoevaluación y Autorregulación vivido en la Sede durante los años 1996-1997 y la implementación de los proyectos que se originaron como parte del Plan de Acción, generando así una serie de consideraciones importantes dentro de los procesos de evaluación en la educación superior

  5. Not a "reality" show.

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    Wrong, Terence; Baumgart, Erica

    2013-01-01

    The authors of the preceding articles raise legitimate questions about patient and staff rights and the unintended consequences of allowing ABC News to film inside teaching hospitals. We explain why we regard their fears as baseless and not supported by what we heard from individuals portrayed in the filming, our decade-long experience making medical documentaries, and the full un-aired context of the scenes shown in the broadcast. The authors don't and can't know what conversations we had, what documents we reviewed, and what protections we put in place in each televised scene. Finally, we hope to correct several misleading examples cited by the authors as well as their offhand mischaracterization of our program as a "reality" show.

  6. Paso superior en una ladera

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    Bender, O.

    1965-07-01

    Full Text Available The Redwood highway, through the Californian forest, runs on a viaduct, as it crosses a mountain slope of about 45° inclination. The firm ground is fairly deep, and as an additional constructional difficulty, it was necessary to respect the natural beauty of the countryside. A structure of portal frames were built, forming a number of short spans. These spans were bridged with metal girders, on which a 19 m wide deck was placed. The columns are hollow and have a transversal cross beam, to join each pair. There was difficulty in excavating the foundations for the columns, as it was necessary to dig through the soft top soil, and also prevent this soil from hurting the trunks of the forest trees. Another significant difficulty in the construction of this viaduct was the access to the working site, since there were no suitable platforms from which to operate the appropriate machinery. This made it necessary to do a lot of the work by manual operation. As one of the edges of the deck is very close to the mountain side, a supporting beam was erected on this side. It was made of concrete, on metal piles. The formwork for the deck structure was placed on the concrete stems of the supporting piles.La autopista denominada Redwood (California salva, con un paso superior, la ladera de un bosque cuya pendiente es del 1/1. El terreno firme se halla a bastante profundidad, añadiéndose, a los naturales problemas de la construcción, el imperativo de respetar la belleza agreste del paraje. La solución adoptada consiste en una estructura porticada, con varios tramos de pequeñas luces, salvados con vigas metálicas, sobre los que se coloca la losa del tablero, de 19 m de anchura total. Los soportes están constituidos por pórticos de dos montantes huecos (con bases de hormigón en masa por debajo del suelo, hasta el firme coronados por un cabezal. La perforación de pozos para el hormigonado de los montantes presentaba la dificultad de atravesar el terreno

  7. Showing Value (Editorial

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    Denise Koufogiannakis

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available When Su Cleyle and I first decided to start Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, one of the things we agreed upon immediately was that the journal be open access. We knew that a major obstacle to librarians using the research literature was that they did not have access to the research literature. Although Su and I are both academic librarians who can access a wide variety of library and information literature from our institutions, we belong to a profession where not everyone has equal access to the research in our field. Without such access to our own body of literature, how can we ever hope for practitioners to use research evidence in their decision making? It would have been contradictory to the principles of evidence based library and information practice to do otherwise.One of the specific groups we thought could use such an open access venue for discovering research literature was school librarians. School librarians are often isolated and lacking access to the research literature that may help them prove to stakeholders the importance of their libraries and their role within schools. Certainly, school libraries have been in decline and the use of evidence to show value is needed. As Ken Haycock noted in his 2003 report, The Crisis in Canada’s School Libraries: The Case for Reform and Reinvestment, “Across the country, teacher-librarians are losing their jobs or being reassigned. Collections are becoming depleted owing to budget cuts. Some principals believe that in the age of the Internet and the classroom workstation, the school library is an artifact” (9. Within this context, school librarians are looking to our research literature for evidence of the impact that school library programs have on learning outcomes and student success. They are integrating that evidence into their practice, and reflecting upon what can be improved locally. They are focusing on students and showing the impact of school libraries and

  8. Public medical shows.

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    Walusinski, Olivier

    2014-01-01

    In the second half of the 19th century, Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893) became famous for the quality of his teaching and his innovative neurological discoveries, bringing many French and foreign students to Paris. A hunger for recognition, together with progressive and anticlerical ideals, led Charcot to invite writers, journalists, and politicians to his lessons, during which he presented the results of his work on hysteria. These events became public performances, for which physicians and patients were transformed into actors. Major newspapers ran accounts of these consultations, more like theatrical shows in some respects. The resultant enthusiasm prompted other physicians in Paris and throughout France to try and imitate them. We will compare the form and substance of Charcot's lessons with those given by Jules-Bernard Luys (1828-1897), Victor Dumontpallier (1826-1899), Ambroise-Auguste Liébault (1823-1904), Hippolyte Bernheim (1840-1919), Joseph Grasset (1849-1918), and Albert Pitres (1848-1928). We will also note their impact on contemporary cinema and theatre.

  9. Extração e comercialização de folhagens ornamentais da Mata Atlântica: o caso da verdes (Rumohra adiantiformis no RS

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    Rafael Perez Ribas

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho restitui os resultados de uma pesquisa sobre a comercialização de samambaia-preta (Rumohra adiantiformis (G. Forst Ching, também conhecida como verdes, que é extraída na região da Encosta Atlântica do Rio Grande do Sul. Além de ser considerada uma das maiores regiões produtoras desta folhagem no Brasil, um número significativo de agricultores familiares desta região tem na extração desta espécie sua principal fonte de renda. Os resultados deste estudo permitem perceber a existência de uma remuneração bastante diferenciada entre os diferentes agentes envolvidos, salientando o predomínio de relações de cunho comercial precárias e informais, e a inexistência de representação e organização dos atores envolvidos. Tal situação pode ser imputada, em grande parte, ao caráter ilegal e clandestino desta atividade, tendo em vista a legislação ambiental vigente no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul.This work shows the results of research on the leather fern (Rumohra adiantiformis (G. Forst. Ching trade that it's extracted at the Atlantic Slope region of Rio Grande do Sul. Besides being considered one of the greatest fern producing regions of Brazil, a significant number of local family farmers have in the extraction of this species their main income source. The results of this study allowed us to verify the existence of a very differentiated compensation in different agents involved, emphasizing the predominance of precarious and informal commercial relations, and the inexistence of representation and organization of the involved players. This situation is a consequence of the illegal and clandestine character of this activity, in view of the effective environmental legislation in Rio Grande do Sul State.

  10. The Great Cometary Show

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    2007-01-01

    its high spatial and spectral resolution, it was possible to zoom into the very heart of this very massive star. In this innermost region, the observations are dominated by the extremely dense stellar wind that totally obscures the underlying central star. The AMBER observations show that this dense stellar wind is not spherically symmetric, but exhibits a clearly elongated structure. Overall, the AMBER observations confirm that the extremely high mass loss of Eta Carinae's massive central star is non-spherical and much stronger along the poles than in the equatorial plane. This is in agreement with theoretical models that predict such an enhanced polar mass-loss in the case of rapidly rotating stars. ESO PR Photo 06c/07 ESO PR Photo 06c/07 RS Ophiuchi in Outburst Several papers from this special feature focus on the later stages in a star's life. One looks at the binary system Gamma 2 Velorum, which contains the closest example of a star known as a Wolf-Rayet. A single AMBER observation allowed the astronomers to separate the spectra of the two components, offering new insights in the modeling of Wolf-Rayet stars, but made it also possible to measure the separation between the two stars. This led to a new determination of the distance of the system, showing that previous estimates were incorrect. The observations also revealed information on the region where the winds from the two stars collide. The famous binary system RS Ophiuchi, an example of a recurrent nova, was observed just 5 days after it was discovered to be in outburst on 12 February 2006, an event that has been expected for 21 years. AMBER was able to detect the extension of the expanding nova emission. These observations show a complex geometry and kinematics, far from the simple interpretation of a spherical fireball in extension. AMBER has detected a high velocity jet probably perpendicular to the orbital plane of the binary system, and allowed a precise and careful study of the wind and the shockwave

  11. Pseudodisplacements of superior vena cava catheter in the persistent left superior vena cava

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    Jantsch, H.; Draxler, V.; Muhar, U.; Schlemmer, M.; Waneck, R.

    1983-01-01

    Pseudodisplacement of a left sided superior vena cava catheter in a persistent superior vena cava may be expected in adults in 0,37% and in a group of children with congenital heart disease in 2,5%. Embryology, anatomy and clinical implications is discussed on the basis of our own cases. The vena cava superior sinistra persitents is depending on a sufficient calibre a suitable vessel for a superior cava catheter.

  12. Preference for concentric orientations in the mouse superior colliculus

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    Ahmadlou, Mehran; Heimel, J Alexander

    2015-01-01

    The superior colliculus is a layered structure important for body- and gaze-orienting responses. Its superficial layer is, next to the lateral geniculate nucleus, the second major target of retinal ganglion axons and is retinotopically organized. Here we show that in the mouse there is also a

  13. Isolated abscess in superior rectus muscle in a child

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    Sushank Ashok Bhalerao

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Pyomyositis is a primary bacterial infection of striated muscles nearly always caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Development of the intramuscular abscess involving the extra-ocular muscles (EOMs remains an extremely rare process. We herein present a case of isolated EOM pyomyositis involving superior rectus muscle in a 2-year male child who was referred with complaints of swelling in left eye (LE and inability to open LE since last 1-month. Orbital computed tomography (CT scan showed a well-defined, hypo-dense, peripheral rim-enhancing lesion in relation to left superior rectus muscle suggestive of left superior rectus abscess. The abscess was drained through skin approach. We concluded that pyomyositis of EOM should be considered in any patient presenting with acute onset of orbital inflammation and characteristic CT or magnetic resonance imaging features. Management consists of incision and drainage coupled with antibiotic therapy.

  14. Anthropogenic climate change has altered primary productivity in Lake Superior

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    O'Beirne, M. D.; Werne, J. P.; Hecky, R. E.; Johnson, T. C.; Katsev, S.; Reavie, E. D.

    2017-06-01

    Anthropogenic climate change has the potential to alter many facets of Earth's freshwater resources, especially lacustrine ecosystems. The effects of anthropogenic changes in Lake Superior, which is Earth's largest freshwater lake by area, are not well documented (spatially or temporally) and predicted future states in response to climate change vary. Here we show that Lake Superior experienced a slow, steady increase in production throughout the Holocene using (paleo)productivity proxies in lacustrine sediments to reconstruct past changes in primary production. Furthermore, data from the last century indicate a rapid increase in primary production, which we attribute to increasing surface water temperatures and longer seasonal stratification related to longer ice-free periods in Lake Superior due to anthropogenic climate warming. These observations demonstrate that anthropogenic effects have become a prominent influence on one of Earth's largest, most pristine lacustrine ecosystems.

  15. Caminhos atlânticos memória, patrimônio e representações da escravidão na Rota dos Escravos Atlantic routes memory, heritage and slave representations on the Slave Route

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    Ana Lucia Araújo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo examina as diferentes representações da escravidão e do tráfico atlântico presentes na Rota dos Escravos da cidade de Ajudá, na atual República do Benim. Busca-se entender como estas representações exprimem e reconstroem diferentes memórias do passado escravista atlântico. Tenta-se mostrar que a Rota dos Escravos é um lugar construído, onde se percebem duas imagens do escravo, a da vítima absoluta e a do resistente. O percurso proposto sugere dois níveis de leitura: de um lado, os monumentos constituem uma encenação, cujo objetivo é emocionar os descendentes da diáspora (principalmente os norteamericanos, que têm recursos financeiros para fazer turismo em países estrangeiros; de outro lado, as estátuas concebidas pelo artista Cyprien Tokoudagaba e os templos existentes na Rota dos Escravos posicionam o visitante no cruzamento de diferentes memórias e diferentes histórias da escravidão, onde a vitimização dá lugar à afirmação cultural que valoriza a arte, as religiões e as culturas africanas.This paper examines the different representations of slavery and the slave trade found on the Slaves Route in Ouidah, present Republic of Benin. It aims at understanding how these representations express and reconstruct different memories of the Atlantic slave past. The paper shows that Ouidah's Slaves Route is a constructed space, where we can find two different images of enslaved Africans: the absolute victim and the resister. The proposed itinerary suggests two levels of interpretation: on the one hand, the monuments staging the past aim at emotionally move the diaspora (especially African Americans who have the financial resources to travel abroad; on the other hand, the statues conceived by Cyprien Tokoudagaba and the existing vodun temples on the Slaves Route place the visitor at the crossing position between different memories and different histories of slavery, where victimization is replaced by cultural

  16. Superiority in value and the repugnant conclusion

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    Jensen, Karsten Klint

    2007-01-01

    James Griffin has considered a weak form of superiority in value a possible remedy to the Repugnant Conclusion. In this paper, I demonstrate that, in a context where value is additive, this weaker form collapses into a stronger form of superiority. And in a context where value is non-additive, weak...... superiority does not amount to a radical value difference at all. I then spell out the consequences of these results for different interpretations of Griffin's suggestion regarding population ethics. None of them comes out very successful, but perhaps they nevertheless retain some interest....

  17. MIMO Radar - Diversity Means Superiority

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    2007-10-01

    denotes the transpose operator, and Diag(al, • • . a L, a block-diagonal matrix with a1 , , ap being its diagotial sttl)lli,1I vi(v lwl,l . can be...tor. As we will show via numerical examples, the inean-squarcd-crr()i . NIF ’) dI, I w estimate of iGLRT approaches the corresponding Crainr-Rao bound

  18. Mamíferos terrestres em um remanescente de Mata Atlântica, Paraná, Brasil

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2013v26n4p111 O grau de ameaça e a importância ecológica dos mamíferos terrestres evidenciam a necessidade da constante realização de pesquisas com o intuito de acrescentar informações ao conhecimento atual sobre esse tema. Este estudo teve por objetivo fornecer uma lista de espécies de mamíferos terrestres em um remanescente de Mata Atlântica localizado no sudoeste do estado do Paraná. A riqueza de espécies e a frequência de ocorrência foram estudadas de abril a outubro de 2009, utilizando dois métodos: observação direta e registro de vestígios. Foram registrados 20 táxons distribuídos em sete ordens: Artiodactyla, Carnivora, Didelphimorphia, Lagomorpha, Primates, Rodentia e Xenarthra. Dentre estes, quatro táxons foram registrados tanto por observação direta quanto pelo registro de vestígios e os demais foram registrados somente por meio de vestígios. As espécies com ocorrência mais frequente foram Didelphis sp. (30,6% e Cerdocyon thous (25,6%. Dos 20 táxons registrados, Leopardus pardalis, Leopardus tigrinus e Cuniculus paca constam como vulneráveis no Livro Vermelho da Fauna Ameaçada no Estado do Paraná. Apesar de pequena, a área de estudo deve auxiliar na disponibilidade de alimento e abrigo para a mastofauna, representando um importante elemento da paisagem regional.

  19. Morfologia e estabilidade de agregados superficiais de um argissolo vermelho-amarelo sob diferentes manejos de longa duração e mata atlântica secundária

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    Clério Hickmann

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    Full Text Available Experimentos de longa duração submetidos a diferentes manejos de solo fornecem importantes informações quando as alterações nas propriedades físicas, químicas e biológicas são avaliadas e comparadas às das condições originais do solo. Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a morfologia externa e a estabilidade de agregados superficiais de um Argissolo Vermelho-Amarelo sob diferentes tipos de manejo em experimento de longa duração e nas condições sob Mata Atlântica secundária. Foram coletadas amostras de solo deformadas e indeformadas na camada de 0-5 cm, em dois tipos de manejo de solo: plantio direto (PD e preparo com arado de disco + grade pesada (AD + GP. Também foi avaliada, como referência do estado de agregação original do solo, uma área de Mata Atlântica secundária (MS adjacente ao experimento. As amostras indeformadas foram impregnadas com resina de poliéster e, na sequência, lâminas delgadas com 30 µm de espessura foram confeccionadas. Posteriormente, as lâminas foram examinadas em microscópio óptico, acoplado à câmera digital, para obtenção de imagens fotográficas mediante seleção aleatória de campos nas lâminas. As imagens geradas foram processadas pelo programa de computador Adobe Photoshop CS3 para análise de parâmetros relacionados à morfologia externa de agregados (perímetro, área, comprimento do maior eixo, comprimento do menor eixo, diâmetro de Feret, alongamento e arredondamento, que visam fornecer informações sobre o tamanho, a forma e a rugosidade dos agregados. Para as amostras deformadas, além da estabilidade dos agregados em água em classes de tamanho 4-2; 2-1; 1-0, 5; 0,5-0,25; 0,25-0,105; e < 0,105 mm de diâmetro, foi determinado o C orgânico total (COT. Foram calculados: diâmetro médio ponderado (DMP, diâmetro médio geométrico (DMG e índice de estabilidade de agregados (IEA. Houve predomínio da classe de agregados de 4-2 mm nos dois tipos de manejo e na MS

  20. Millian superiorities and the repugnant conclusion

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    Jensen, Karsten Klint

    2008-01-01

    James Griffin has considered a form of superiority in value that is weaker than lexical priority as a possible remedy to the Repugnant Conclusion. In this article, I demonstrate that, in a context where value is additive, this weaker form collapses into the stronger form of superiority. And in a ......James Griffin has considered a form of superiority in value that is weaker than lexical priority as a possible remedy to the Repugnant Conclusion. In this article, I demonstrate that, in a context where value is additive, this weaker form collapses into the stronger form of superiority...... of these results for different interpretations of Griffin's suggestion regarding population ethics. None of them comes out very successful, but perhaps they nevertheless retain some interest....

  1. Measuring Financial Gains from Genetically Superior Trees

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    George Dutrow; Clark Row

    1976-01-01

    Planting genetically superior loblolly pines will probably yield high profits.Forest economists have made computer simulations that predict financial gains expected from a tree improvement program under actual field conditions.

  2. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome causing growth retardation

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    Halil İbrahim Taşcı

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is a rare and lifethreateningclinical condition caused by the compressionof the third portion of the duodenum between the aortaand the superior mesenteric artery’s proximal part. Thiscompression may lead to chronic intermittent, acute totalor partial obstruction. Sudden weight-loss and the relateddecrease in the fat tissue are considered to be the etiologicalreason of acute stenosis. Weight-loss accompaniedby nausea, vomiting, anorexia, epigastric pain, andbloating are the leading complaints. Barium radiographs,computerized tomography, conventional angiography,tomographic and magnetic resonance angiography areused in the diagnosis. There are medical and surgical approachesto treatment. We hereby present the case ofa patient with superior mesenteric artery syndrome withdelayed diagnosis.Key words: superior mesenteric artery syndrome, nausea-vomiting, anorexia

  3. Leiomyosarcoma of the superior vena cava.

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    de Chaumont, Arthus; Pierret, Charles; de Kerangal, Xavier; Le Moulec, Sylvestre; Laborde, François

    2014-08-01

    Leiomyosarcoma of the superior vena cava is a very rare tumor and only a few cases have been reported, with various techniques of vascular reconstruction. We describe a new case of leiomyosarcoma of the superior vena cava in a 61-year-old woman with extension to the brachiocephalic arterial trunk. Resection and vascular reconstruction were performed using, respectively, polytetrafluoroethylene and polyethylene terephtalate vascular grafts.

  4. Visitantes florais de Aechmea constantinii (Mez) L. B. Sm.(Bromeliaceae) em um remanescente da Mata Atlântica do Nordeste Oriental

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    Rios, Petrúcio Alexandre Fonseca; da Silva, Juliana Braga; Moura, Flávia de Barros Prado

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2010v23n4p29Este trabalho teve como objetivo principal a determinação dos visitantes florais e potenciais polinizadores de Aechmea constantinii (Mez) L. B. Sm., uma bromélia endêmica da Mata Atlântica do Nordeste Oriental do Brasil. Indivíduos reprodutivos foram acompanhados e seus visitantes florais foram registrados e determinados. Os principais visitantes florais foram: os beija-flores Glaucis hirsutus, Phaethornis ruber e Phaethornis pretrei, que efetua...

  5. Perturbaciones debidas a efluentes domésticos en poliquetos asociados a bancos de bivalvos de Brachidontes rodriguezii en Mar de Plata (Atlántico sudoccidental)

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    Elías,Rodolfo; Rivero,María S.; Palacios, Julieta R.; Vallarino, Eduardo A.

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    Perturbaciones contínuas y de corto período de tiempo debidas a efluentes domésticos afectan a los bancos de los bivalvos Brachidontes rodriguezii en Mar del Plata, Atlántico sudoccidental. Se investigaron sus efectos sobre los poliquetos que viven asociados dentro y sobre los bancos, tanto en la escala espacial como la temporal (corto plazo). Métodos multivariados mostraron que los poliquetos estuvieron relacionados al nivel de marea, al total de sedimentos acumulados entre los bivalvo...

  6. Estimativa de estrutura biofísica florestal de Mata Atlântica em áreas declivosas por meio de sensores remotos

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    Jomar Magalhães Barbosa

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    O mapeamento da estrutura florestal em escala de paisagem nos permite avaliar como as florestas respondem aos impactos da ação humana e a mudanças nas condições ambientais. Neste contexto, a tese tem como objetivo elaborar modelos de estimativa de biomassa acima do solo e fechamento de dossel utilizando imagens de satélite, em diferentes estágios de sucessão de Mata Atlântica localizada em área com complexidade topográfica. Para alcançar este objetivo geral, temos dois objetivos específicos: ...

  7. Análisis de la generación y propagación de tsunamis en la costa atlántica española

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    Llanos Flores, Borja

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    Los tsunamis son uno de los desastres naturales más devastadores que se pueden padecer en la península Ibérica. Estos eventos pueden generarse en dos puntos: la región sísmica enfrente de la costa de Argelia, afectando a la costa Mediterránea; y la zona de fractura Azores-Gibraltar, afectando a la costa atlántica al suroeste de la península. En este documento se estudiará este segundo caso. Las consecuencias del choque de un tsunami con la costa conlleva destrozos en estructuras tanto...

  8. Prensa literaria en Andalucía, RevistAtlántica de Poesía como paradigma de publicación multicultural (1991-1998

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    Full Text Available Para difundir ese mensaje universal que es la poesía nace en 1991 RevistAtlántica de poesía. Sus fundadores, José Ramón Ripoll y Jesús Fernández Palacios, inician desde Cádiz esta publicación en la que dan cabida a escritores de todo el mundo, contribuyendo desde sus páginas a conjugar todas las tendencias y estilos en un modelo de publicación multicultural.

  9. La población de lesbianas, gays, travestís, bisexuales e intersexuales (LGBTI) en el departamento del Atlántico

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    Cantillo Barrios, Ligia

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    El presente estudio sobre la población LGBTI en el departamento del Atlántico utiliza el método cualicuantitativo con enfoque etnográfico. La homosexualidad se estigmatiza porque la pareja sexual difiere de lo que tradicionalmente se considera lo indicado. Esta condición a menudo es conocida por los sujetos desde la niñez y suele asumirse en la pubertad, adolescencia o juventud, lo cual conduce a enfrentar situaciones individuales y colectivas complejas: culpa, miedo y confusión o reafirmació...

  10. Caracterização da corrente sul atlântica a partir de derivadores rastreados por satélite

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    Moura, Regiane

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    Resumo: Nos últimos trinta anos, os derivadores rastreados por satélite tem sido muito utilizados no estudo da circulação oceânica. Neste trabalho foram utilizados dados de 996 derivadores oriundos de programas nacionais e internacionais, possibilitando o cálculo do campo de velocidade média e turbulenta, energias cinéticas média e turbulenta, bem como os parâmetros de escoamento segundo a teoria de Taylor, com o intuito de caracterizar a Corrente Sul Atlântica (CSA). A CSA compõe o limite su...

  11. Superior oblique surgery: when and how?

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    Taylan Şekeroğlu H

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    Full Text Available Hande Taylan Şekeroğlu,1 Ali Sefik Sanac,1 Umut Arslan,2 Emin Cumhur Sener11Department of Ophthalmology, 2Department of Biostatistics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, TurkeyBackground: The purpose of this paper is to review different types of superior oblique muscle surgeries, to describe the main areas in clinical practice where superior oblique surgery is required or preferred, and to discuss the preferred types of superior oblique surgery with respect to their clinical outcomes.Methods: A consecutive nonrandomized retrospective series of patients who had undergone superior oblique muscle surgery as a single procedure were enrolled in the study. The diagnosis, clinical features, preoperative and postoperative vertical deviations in primary position, type of surgery, complications, and clinical outcomes were reviewed. The primary outcome measures were the type of strabismus and the type of superior oblique muscle surgery. The secondary outcome measure was the results of the surgeries.Results: The review identified 40 (20 male, 20 female patients with a median age of 6 (2–45 years. Nineteen patients (47.5% had Brown syndrome, eleven (27.5% had fourth nerve palsy, and ten (25.0% had horizontal deviations with A pattern. The most commonly performed surgery was superior oblique tenotomy in 29 (72.5% patients followed by superior oblique tuck in eleven (27.5% patients. The amount of vertical deviation in the fourth nerve palsy and Brown syndrome groups (P = 0.01 for both and the amount of A pattern in the A pattern group were significantly reduced postoperatively (P = 0.02.Conclusion: Surgery for the superior oblique muscle requires experience and appropriate preoperative evaluation in view of its challenging nature. The main indications are Brown syndrome, fourth nerve palsy, and A pattern deviations. Superior oblique surgery may be effective in terms of pattern collapse and correction of vertical deviations in primary

  12. El plancton del Atlántico suroeste: dinamica y ecología

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    Angeles Alvariño

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    Full Text Available Plankton was collected in Nov.-Dec. 1972, during the Cato-6 Expedition (R/VMelville. Distribution of Siphonophores and Medusae and ecological implications pointed out by these organisms are discussea. 25 species of Siphonophorae were obtained corresponding to tropical, temperate, and Antarctic Subantarctic categories. 5 species of Medusae appeared , showing the peculiar erratic distribution typical of these organisms. Faunistic data are presented in tables and maps. Effects of Brazil, Falkland Currents and upwelling, centers appear well defined by the distribution of the siphonophores. Cosmopolitan siphonophores, typical of temperate and warm waters inhabited a band (zone of Rio Grande rise between the southernmost and northernmost progressions of Brazil and Falkland Currents. These populations are carried toward South-american coasts by the anticyclonic circulation of the Central South Atlantic, forming a convergence; and a divergence towards the north is responsible for development of upwelling systems

  13. Agenesia de cava superior associada a bloqueio atrioventricular de 3º grau Agenesis of the right superior vena cava associated with total heart block

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    Gustavo J. Ventura Couto

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available A persistência de veia cava superior esquerda com ausência da veia cava superior é uma anomalia rara, principalmente quando associada a bloqueio atrioventricular de 3º grau. Relatamos o caso de uma paciente, na qual durante implante de marca-passo definitivo, para a correção de bloqueio atrioventricular total, foi detectada presença de veia cava superior esquerda com suspeição de ausência de veia cava superior, o que levou ao emprego de técnica diferenciada para fixação do eletrodo ventricular. Para confirmação da provável agenesia, foram realizados diversos exames complementares de imagem, demonstrando-se a dificuldade no diagnóstico da síndrome aqui descrita.The superior left vena cava with the absent superior vena cava is a rare abnormality, especially when associated with total heart block. We report a case of a patient in which the presence of superior left vena cava and the absence of the superior vena cava was detected during the implantation of a pacemaker for the correction of a total heart block, which led us to use a different technique for the fixation of the ventricular electrode. To confirm the supposed absence, several image exams were made showing the difficulty on the diagnosis of the described syndrome.

  14. The effect of superior auditory skills on vocal accuracy

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    Amir, Ofer; Amir, Noam; Kishon-Rabin, Liat

    2003-02-01

    The relationship between auditory perception and vocal production has been typically investigated by evaluating the effect of either altered or degraded auditory feedback on speech production in either normal hearing or hearing-impaired individuals. Our goal in the present study was to examine this relationship in individuals with superior auditory abilities. Thirteen professional musicians and thirteen nonmusicians, with no vocal or singing training, participated in this study. For vocal production accuracy, subjects were presented with three tones. They were asked to reproduce the pitch using the vowel /a/. This procedure was repeated three times. The fundamental frequency of each production was measured using an autocorrelation pitch detection algorithm designed for this study. The musicians' superior auditory abilities (compared to the nonmusicians) were established in a frequency discrimination task reported elsewhere. Results indicate that (a) musicians had better vocal production accuracy than nonmusicians (production errors of 1/2 a semitone compared to 1.3 semitones, respectively); (b) frequency discrimination thresholds explain 43% of the variance of the production data, and (c) all subjects with superior frequency discrimination thresholds showed accurate vocal production; the reverse relationship, however, does not hold true. In this study we provide empirical evidence to the importance of auditory feedback on vocal production in listeners with superior auditory skills.

  15. Cambios climáticos a escala orbital y milenaria en el Atlántico norte entre 800.000 y 400.000 años

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    [ES] El Atlántico norte es una zona muy sensible a los cambios climáticos y oceanográficos puesto que las principales zonas de formación de aguas profundas, que son el motor de la circulación termohalina, se encuentran en el Mar del Labrador y el Mar de Noruega-Groenlandia. Por tanto los cambios en la circulación oceánica del Atlántico norte tienen una gran influencia en la circulación global. En esta Tesis Doctoral se ha estudiado un testigo de sedimento oceánico que está ubicado...

  16. Presentación del dossier: Circulación y venta de libros en el mundo americano en la Edad Moderna: de los circuitos atlánticos a los mercados locales

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    Rueda Ramírez, Pedro José

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    El libro como bien cultural (y económico) de intercambio en las redes atlánticas ha sido objeto de múltiples enfoques y análisis. En un breve lapso de tiempo el interés por el tráfico atlántico de libros desde Europa a América ha contado con notables aportaciones que enriquecen el panorama conocido. Los estudios del trasvase de libros ingleses a las Trece Colonias y el intercambio de ideas y tecnologías de la imprenta y la ilustración con los territorios independientes norteamericanos son abu...

  17. Deforestación de la Mata Atlántica en el Litoral del Estado de Paraiba (Brasil). Cambios Ambientales y Riesgos Geomorfológicos Asociados: Voçorocas.

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    Paladini San Martín, Bilal

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    La mata atlántica es una formación vegetal que se distribuye en la costa atlántica de Brasil entre los estados de Río Grande do Norte y Río Grande do Sul, llegando en el interior a la Provincia de Misiones en el nordeste de Argentina. El área original era 1.290.692,46 km², cubriendo en su sector sobre territorio brasileño un 15 % de la superficie del país. Actualmente sólo queda un remanente de 98.000 km², es decir, el...

  18. Ensayos de trabajabilidad de Tectona grandis L.f. de 11 años de edad proveniente de dos sitios de crecimiento en plantaciones del Atlántico y el Pacífico de Costa Rica

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    En este artículo se presentan los resultados de ensayos comparativos de trabajabilidad de la madera de teca (Tectona grandis L.f.) procedente de plantaciones forestales de 11 años de edad de dos regiones geográficas de Costa Rica (Atlántica y Pacífica). Tanto en la región Atlántica (Pococí) como en la región Pacífica (Parrita), se seleccionaron dos sitios, uno de mayor crecimiento (Sitio 1) y otro de menor crecimiento (Sito 2). Los ensayos incluyeron cepillado, lijado, taladrado y torneado. S...

  19. Temporales marítimos y borrascas atlánticas en la provincia de Alicante: el caso de Benidorm

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    Tros-de-Ilarduya Fernández, María

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    Full Text Available Sea storms are natural phenomena whose economic, physical and social repercussions over Alicante’s coast between 1975 and 2005 have been analysed through the local press. Despite the widespread belief that the east coast of Spain is not affected by atmospheric situations generated in the Atlantic Ocean, there are some locations that are highly vulnerable to a west wind component, but not to an east wind one, due to the fact that they are well-protected thanks to the coastal configuration. The case of Benidorm is analysed as an example of this.Los temporales de mar son fenómenos naturales cuyas repercusiones económicas, físicas y sociales sobre el litoral alicantino entre los años 1975 y 2005 han sido analizadas a través de la prensa local. A pesar de la extendida creencia de que la fachada marítima del este de España es ajena a las situaciones atmosféricas generadas en el Atlántico, existen enclaves que presentan una alta vulnerabilidad frente a la componente occidental, no así frente a la levantina, de la que se hallan bien protegidos gracias a la propia configuración costera. Se analiza, como ejemplo, el caso de Benidorm. [fr] Les tempêtes maritimes sont des phénomènes naturels dont l’impact économique, physique et social sur le littoral d’Alicante entre 1975 et 2005 a été analysé à travers la presse locale. Contrairement à une croyance très répandue, selon laquelle la façade maritime orientale de l’Espagne n’est pas influencée par les situations atmosphériques générées dans l’Atlantique, certaines enclaves sont très vulnérables à la composante occidentale mais pas à l’orientale, dont elles se trouvent bien protégées grâce à la configuration du littoral. Le cas de Benidorm (Alicante est ici analysé comme exemple.

  20. Blood parasites in passerine birds from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Hemoparasitos em passeriformes da Mata Atlântica Brasileira

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    Fabiane Sebaio

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    Full Text Available Parasites may lead bird species to extinction, affect host temporal and spatial population dynamics, alter community structure and alter individuals’ social status. We evaluated blood parasite prevalence and intensity according to bird families and species, among 925 birds that were caught in 2000 and 2001, in the Atlantic Forest in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. We applied Giemsa staining to thin blood smears, to detect blood parasites. The birds (n = 15.8% in 11 families, were infected by at least one parasite genus, especially Muscicapidae (28.3% and Conopophagidae (25%. Among the 146 infected birds, Plasmodium was detected in all bird families and had the highest prevalence (54.8%. Trypanosoma, Haemoproteus and microfilaria had lower prevalence rates (23.3, 23.3 and 2.1%, respectively. Birds caught during the rainy season were more infected than birds caught during the dry season. The overall low prevalence of blood parasites in birds is similar to the patterns found elsewhere in the Neotropical region.Parasitos podem levar espécies de aves à extinção, afetar as dinâmicas temporais e espaciais dos hospedeiros, alterar a estrutura de comunidades e o status social de indivíduos. Avaliou-se a prevalência e a intensidade de parasitos em famílias e espécies de 925 aves capturadas, entre 2000 e 2001, na Mata Atlântica de Minas Gerais. Foram coradas com Giemsa extensões de sangue para detectar parasitos hematozoários. As aves (n= 15,8% 11 famílias estavam infectadas por pelo menos um gênero de parasito, especialmente Muscicapidae (28,3% e Conopophagidae (25%. Entre as 146 aves infectadas, Plasmodium foi detectado em todas as famílias e possuiu a maior prevalência (54,8%. Trypanosoma,Haemoproteus e microfilaria possuíram baixas prevalências (23,3, 23,3 e 2,1%, respectivamente. Aves capturadasdurante a estação chuvosa estavam mais infectadas do que aves capturadas durante a estação seca. A baixa prevalência geral de

  1. Superior Temporal Activation as a Function of Linguistic Knowledge: Insights from Deaf Native Signers Who Speechread

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    Capek, Cheryl M.; Woll, Bencie; MacSweeney, Mairead; Waters, Dafydd; McGuire, Philip K.; David, Anthony S.; Brammer, Michael J.; Campbell, Ruth

    2010-01-01

    Studies of spoken and signed language processing reliably show involvement of the posterior superior temporal cortex. This region is also reliably activated by observation of meaningless oral and manual actions. In this study we directly compared the extent to which activation in posterior superior temporal cortex is modulated by linguistic…

  2. Biochemical comparison of two Hypostomus populations (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from the Atlântico Stream of the upper Paraná River basin, Brazil

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    2009-01-01

    Two syntopic morphotypes of the genus Hypostomus - H. nigromaculatus and H. cf. nigromaculatus (Atlântico Stream, Paraná State) - were compared through the allozyme electrophoresis technique. Twelve enzymatic systems (AAT, ADH, EST, GCDH, G3PDH, GPI, IDH, LDH, MDH, ME, PGM and SOD) were analyzed, attributing the score of 20 loci, with a total of 30 alleles. Six loci were diagnostic (Aat-2, Gcdh-1, Gpi-A, Idh-1, Ldh-A and Mdh-A), indicating the presence of interjacent reproductive isolation. The occurrence of few polymorphic loci acknowledge two morphotypes, with heterozygosity values He = 0.0291 for H. nigromaculatus and He = 0.0346 for H. cf. nigromaculatus. FIS statistics demonstrated fixation of the alleles in the two morphotypes. Genetic identity (I) and distance (D) of Nei (1978) values were I = 0.6515 and D = 0.4285. The data indicate that these two morphotypes from the Atlântico Stream belong to different species. PMID:21637646

  3. Biochemical comparison of two Hypostomus populations (Siluriformes, Loricariidae from the Atlântico Stream of the upper Paraná River basin, Brazil

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    Kennya F. Ito

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    Full Text Available Two syntopic morphotypes of the genus Hypostomus - H. nigromaculatus and H. cf. nigromaculatus (Atlântico Stream, Paraná State - were compared through the allozyme electrophoresis technique. Twelve enzymatic systems (AAT, ADH, EST, GCDH, G3PDH, GPI, IDH, LDH, MDH, ME, PGM and SOD were analyzed, attributing the score of 20 loci, with a total of 30 alleles. Six loci were diagnostic (Aat-2, Gcdh-1, Gpi-A, Idh-1, Ldh-A and Mdh-A, indicating the presence of interjacent reproductive isolation. The occurrence of few polymorphic loci acknowledge two morphotypes, with heterozygosity values He = 0.0291 for H. nigromaculatus and He = 0.0346 for H. cf. nigromaculatus. F IS statistics demonstrated fixation of the alleles in the two morphotypes. Genetic identity (I and distance (D of Nei (1978 values were I = 0.6515 and D = 0.4285. The data indicate that these two morphotypes from the Atlântico Stream belong to different species.

  4. Presencia del léxico gallego-portugués en el español atlántico: primeros testimonios

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    Dolores Corbella

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    Full Text Available Los registros archivísticos resultan fundamentales para desvelar la historia de las relaciones seculares del gallego y el portugués con el español y para ir conociendo en su justa medida el alcance de las interferencias léxicas entre estas lenguas. En este trabajo analizaremos los inicios de la expansión atlántica (hasta el final de la llamada Unión Ibérica, las causas que llevaron a los portugueses além mar , los testimonios relativos a la huella gallego-portuguesa en los enclaves de ultramar y la distribución espacial de aquellos primeros présta- mos, un hecho fundamental que puede servir para conocer su antigüedad y dirimir el camino que siguieron esas voces a través del océano. Si bien es verdad, como señala Venâncio (2008, que los préstamos del gallego y del portugués europeo ocupan un pequeño espacio en el “paisaje lexicográfico español”, en lo que se refiere a la variedad atlántica, la lengua y la cultura gallego-portuguesas, directa o indirectamente, contribuyeron a configurar una parte importante del léxico diferencial.

  5. The fate of tandemly duplicated genes assessed by the expression analysis of a group of Arabidopsis thaliana RING-H2 ubiquitin ligase genes of the ATL family.

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    Aguilar-Hernández, Victor; Guzmán, Plinio

    2014-03-01

    Gene duplication events exert key functions on gene innovations during the evolution of the eukaryotic genomes. A large portion of the total gene content in plants arose from tandem duplications events, which often result in paralog genes with high sequence identity. Ubiquitin ligases or E3 enzymes are components of the ubiquitin proteasome system that function during the transfer of the ubiquitin molecule to the substrate. In plants, several E3s have expanded in their genomes as multigene families. To gain insight into the consequences of gene duplications on the expansion and diversification of E3s, we examined the evolutionary basis of a cluster of six genes, duplC-ATLs, which arose from segmental and tandem duplication events in Brassicaceae. The assessment of the expression suggested two patterns that are supported by lineage. While retention of expression domains was observed, an apparent absence or reduction of expression was also inferred. We found that two duplC-ATL genes underwent pseudogenization and that, in one case, gene expression is probably regained. Our findings provide insights into the evolution of gene families in plants, defining key events on the expansion of the Arabidopsis Tóxicos en Levadura family of E3 ligases.

  6. Endemic and threatened tetrapods in the restingas of the biodiversity corridors of Serra do Mar and of the central da Mata Atlântica in Eastern Brazil

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    C. F. D Rocha

    Full Text Available Biodiversity corridors comprise a mosaic of land uses connecting fragments of natural forest across a landscape. Two such corridors have been established along the eastern coast of Brazil: the Serra do Mar and the Central da Mata Atlântica corridors, along which most of the coastal plains are restinga areas. In this study, we analyze the present status of the endemic and endangered terrestrial vertebrates of both corridors. We sampled 10 restingas in both corridors, recording species of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Some restingas harbor a relatively large number of endemic species, and two main regions of endemism can be identified along the restingas of both corridors: the coastal restingas from northern Espírito Santo State to southern Bahia State (between Linhares, ES, and Trancoso, BA, and the coastal region between the restingas of Maricá and Jurubatiba, Rio de Janeiro State. Six species of terrestrial vertebrates considered threatened with extinction are found in the restingas of Serra do Mar and Central da Mata Atlântica biodiversity corridors (Liolaemus lutzae, Formicivora littoralis, Mimus gilvus, Schistochlamys melanopis, and Trinomys eliasi. The region located between the restinga of Maricá and that of Jurubatiba is of special relevance for the conservation of vertebrate species of the restingas of the corridors because a considerable number of threatened species of terrestrial vertebrates are found there. We strongly recommend efforts to develop checklists of threatened faunas for the States of Espírito Santo and Bahia.

  7. Superior-subordinate relations as organizational processes

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    Asmuss, Birte; Aggerholm, Helle Kryger; Oshima, Sae

    Since the emergence of the practice turn in social sciences (Golsorkhi et al. 2010), studies have shown a number of institutionally relevant aspects as achievements across time and by means of various resources (human and non-human) (Taylor & van Every 2000, Cooren et al. 2006). Such a process view...... on organizational practices relates closely to an increased focus on communication as being constitutive of the organization in general and the superior-subordinate relationship in specific. The current study aims to contribute to this line of research by investigating micro-practices involved in establishing...... superior-subordinate relations in a specific institutionalized setting: performance appraisal interviews (PAIs). While one main task of PAIs is to manage and integrate organizational and employee performance (Fletcher, 2001:473), PAIs are also organizational practices where superior-subordinate relations...

  8. Lake Superior Aquatic Invasive Species Complete Prevention Plan

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    The Lake Superior Aquatic Invasive Species Complete Prevention Plan is an expression of the best professional judgment of the members of the Lake Superior Task Force as to what is necessary to protect Lake Superior from new aquatic invasive species.

  9. [Examination of the hypothesis 'the factors and mechanisms of superiority'].

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    Sierra-Fitzgerald, O; Quevedo-Caicedo, J; López-Calderón, M G

    INTRODUCTION. The hypothesis of Geschwind and Galaburda suggests that specific cognitive superiority arises as a result of an alteration in development of the nervous system. In this article we review the co existence of superiority and inferiority . PATIENTS AND METHODS. A study was made of six children aged between 6 and 8 years old at the Instituto de Belles Artes Antonio Maria Valencia in Cali,Columbia with an educational level between second and third grade at a primary school and of medium low socio economic status. The children were considered to have superior musical ability by music experts, which is the way in which the concept of superiority was to be tested. The concept of inferiority was tested by neuropsychological tests = 1.5 DE below normal for the same age. We estimated the perinatal neurological risk in each case. Subsequently the children s general intelligence and specific cognitive abilities were evaluated. In the first case the WISC R and MSCA were used. The neuropsychological profiles were obtained by broad evaluation using a verbal fluency test, a test using counters, Boston vocabulary test, the Wechster memory scale, sequential verbal memory test, super imposed figures test, Piaget Head battery, Rey Osterrieth complex figure and the Wisconsin card classification test. The RESULTS showed slight/moderate deficits in practical construction ability and mild defects of memory and concept abilities. In general the results supported the hypothesis tested. The mechanisms of superiority proposed in the classical hypothesis mainly involve the contralateral hemisphere: in this study the ipsilateral mechanism was more important.

  10. Endovascular treatment of superior vena cava syndrome

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    Duvnjak, Stevo; Andersen, Poul Erik

    2011-01-01

    Abstract AIM: The aim of this study was to report our experience with palliative stent treatment of superior vena cava syndrome. METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2009, 30 patients (mean age 60.7 years) were treated with stents because of stenosed superior vena cava. All patients presented...... there was an immediate clinical improvement with considerable reduction in the edema of upper extremities and head. There was, however, continous dyspnea in five patients (17%) and two patients (7%) had persistent visible collateral venous circulations on the upper chest. There were no stent associated complications...

  11. Superior gluteal nerve entrapment between two bellies of piriformis muscle

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    Yadav Y; Mehta V; Roy S; Suri R; Rath G

    2010-01-01

    A double belly composition of piriformis muscle with superior gluteal nerve entrapment between the two muscle masses was detected. Piriformis muscle and its relation to sciatic nerve has been suggested as a cause of piriformis syndrome. Patients suffering from buttock pain are most often diagnosed as having piriformis syndrome, where anatomical variation of the piriformis is an important contributor. The present variation showed two distinct bellies of piriformis muscle. Interestingly the sup...

  12. Superior vesical fissure concealed by giant omphalocele: A case report

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    Danial Hayek

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Omphalocele is an abdominal wall defect characterized by exteriorization of abdominal viscera that is covered by a membrane. Omphalocele has a well-known association with chromosome abnormalities. Here we present a case of a superior vesical fissure (SVF initially disguised as a giant omphalocele in a newborn with trisomy 18. We also show unique prenatal imaging and discuss the importance and limitations of prenatal genetic testing.

  13. El miedo en el escenario del viaje atlántico ibérico, siglos XV-XVI

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    Moya Sordo, Vera

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available During the first iberians atlantic travels, first along the african coast and then towards the western horizon, diverse fears manifested as a result of, on the one hand, the sense of danger that the own marine extension provokes, the beings inhabiting it and the weather events happening there, and on the other, of the knowledge of ancient philosophers, myths and christian beliefs that related the sea with the hell, sin, and death. In this sense, the fears were not only answers to certain external or internal stimulation, but they also were cause and consequence of cultural and ideological constructions toward the natural world. Through the discourse analysis of diaries, chronicles and literary narratives of the epoch, different fears that surprised those sailors are analyzed: the long distance to land; the thirst, hunger and disease suffering; the encounter with pirates or mermaids; as well as those related to the possibility of the ship loss: breakdowns, bad navigations, storms, shipwrecks, but also ominous signs from the other side that put to test the faith of the most devotee. However, despite the dangers, the sailing nations faced the fears motivated by the desire to overcome the adversities and survived the transatlantic travel helped by technology, but above all, hope.Durante los primeros viajes atlánticos que realizaron los ibéricos, primero por costas africanas y después hacia el horizonte occidental se manifestaron diversos miedos resultado, por un lado, de la sensación de peligro que despertaba la propia extensión marina, los seres que la habitaban y los fenómenos climáticos que allí se sucedían, y por el otro, del conocimiento de antiguos filósofos, mitos y creencias cristianas que relacionaban al mar con el infierno, el pecado y la muerte. En este sentido, los miedos no eran solamente respuestas a determinadas estimulaciones externas o internas, y fueron también causa y consecuencia de construcciones culturales e ideol

  14. Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of meniscoid superior labrum: normal variant or superior labral tear*

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    Simão, Marcelo Novelino; Vinson, Emily N.; Spritzer, Charles E.

    2016-01-01

    Objective The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of a "meniscoid" superior labrum. Materials and Methods This was a retrospective analysis of 582 magnetic resonance imaging examinations of shoulders. Of those 582 examinations, 110 were excluded, for a variety of reasons, and the final analysis therefore included 472 cases. Consensus readings were performed by three musculoskeletal radiologists using specific criteria to diagnose meniscoid labra. Results A meniscoid superior labrum was identified in 48 (10.2%) of the 472 cases evaluated. Arthroscopic proof was available in 21 cases (43.8%). In 10 (47.6%) of those 21 cases, the operative report did not include the mention a superior labral tear, thus suggesting the presence of a meniscoid labrum. In only one of those cases were there specific comments about a mobile superior labrum (i.e., meniscoid labrum). In the remaining 11 (52.4%), surgical correlation demonstrated superior labral tears. Conclusion A meniscoid superior labrum is not an infrequent finding. Depending upon assumptions and the requirement of surgical proof, the prevalence of a meniscoid superior labrum in this study was between 2.1% (surgically proven) and 4.8% (projected). However, superior labral tears are just as common and are often confused with meniscoid labra. PMID:27777474

  15. Estoque de C e Abundância Natural de 13C em Razão da Conversão de Áreas de Floresta e Pastagem em Bioma Mata Atlântica

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    Denilson Dortzbach

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Conversões da cobertura vegetal decorrentes do manejo podem alterar o estoque de carbono e a abundância natural de 13C. Objetivou-se avaliar o estoque de C e a abundância natural de 13C em áreas de sucessão de floresta (F e pastagem (P, com diferentes tempos de uso, na Floresta Atlântica no Estado de Santa Catarina. Sete sucessões de uso entre F e P foram definidas por fotografias aéreas tomadas em 1957, 1978 e 2008, entrevistas com moradores e escolha de áreas com florestas em estádio médio de regeneração. As sucessões foram identificadas como FFP, FPF, FFP, FPP, PFF, PPF, PPP, em que a primeira letra se refere ao uso observado em 1957; a segunda, em 1978; e a terceira, em 2008. Foram coletadas amostras de solo nas camadas de 0,00-0,10; 0,10-0,20; 0,20-0,30; 0,30-0,40; 0,40-0,50; 0,50-0,60; 0,60-0,80 e 0,80-1,00 m. Quantificaram-se os teores de carbono orgânico total (COT, abundância de C (δ13C, densidade do solo (Ds e estoque de carbono (ECOT. A conversão de F em P proporcionou aumento da Ds e reduções nos teores de COT e no ECOT do solo. O maior valor de ECOT ocorreu nas áreas atualmente ocupadas por florestas, mesmo tendo sido utilizadas como pasto anteriormente. Áreas de floresta secundária tenderam, em relação aos teores de COT, a um novo equilíbrio, dado que foram verificados teores de COT superiores aos quantificados em áreas de floresta primária. As áreas de floresta e pastagem, com diferentes idades de uso e nas diferentes profundidades de solo avaliadas, evidenciaram respostas na δ13C, resultando em diferentes assinaturas isotópicas, confirmando a mudança de uso de plantas C3 para C4. Em pastagens com 50 anos de uso, na camada de 0,00-0,10 m, 66 % do COT do solo ainda é derivado da floresta original. A análise de componentes principais (ACP indicou que o COT foi o atributo que melhor discriminou as alterações em razão do uso da terra, nas diferentes camadas de solo.

  16. ATL_PROTLMT

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    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior — This data set contains Official Protraction Diagram (OPD) outlines in ESRI shapefile format. Atlantic Region OPDs are approximately 2 degrees wide by one degree...

  17. Superior gluteal nerve entrapment between two bellies of piriformis muscle

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    Yadav Y

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A double belly composition of piriformis muscle with superior gluteal nerve entrapment between the two muscle masses was detected. Piriformis muscle and its relation to sciatic nerve has been suggested as a cause of piriformis syndrome. Patients suffering from buttock pain are most often diagnosed as having piriformis syndrome, where anatomical variation of the piriformis is an important contributor. The present variation showed two distinct bellies of piriformis muscle. Interestingly the superior gluteal nerve was interposed between the two bellies. Such incidental findings on cadavers may help the clinicians to establish a rare yet important cause of piriformis syndrome. Furthermore, such observations are also relevant to the radiologists while interpreting MRI scans in cases of undiagnosed chronic gluteal pain.

  18. False memories in highly superior autobiographical memory individuals.

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    Patihis, Lawrence; Frenda, Steven J; LePort, Aurora K R; Petersen, Nicole; Nichols, Rebecca M; Stark, Craig E L; McGaugh, James L; Loftus, Elizabeth F

    2013-12-24

    The recent identification of highly superior autobiographical memory (HSAM) raised the possibility that there may be individuals who are immune to memory distortions. We measured HSAM participants' and age- and sex-matched controls' susceptibility to false memories using several research paradigms. HSAM participants and controls were both susceptible to false recognition of nonpresented critical lure words in an associative word-list task. In a misinformation task, HSAM participants showed higher overall false memory compared with that of controls for details in a photographic slideshow. HSAM participants were equally as likely as controls to mistakenly report they had seen nonexistent footage of a plane crash. Finding false memories in a superior-memory group suggests that malleable reconstructive mechanisms may be fundamental to episodic remembering. Paradoxically, HSAM individuals may retrieve abundant and accurate autobiographical memories using fallible reconstructive processes.

  19. Fitossociologia do estrato arbóreo em uma toposeqüência alternada de mata atlântica, no munícipio de Silva Jardim-RJ,Brasil Phytosociology of the wood stratum of a modified atlantic forest toposequence in Silva Jardim-RJ, Brazil

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    Rosângela Alves Tristão Borém

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    Full Text Available Este estudo foi realizado em um fragmento de Floresta Atlântica pertencente à fazenda Biovert, no município de Silva Jardim, Rio de Janeiro. Teve como objetivos a caracterização da vegetação e a análise da estrutura da comunidade arbórea que ocorre ao longo de uma toposseqüência de um trecho de Floresta Atlântica bastante alterado antropicamente, de forma a estabelecer critérios adequados para seu manejo e sua recuperação. Para o estudo foi empregado o método de amostragem por parcelas de área fixa, distribuídas de forma sistemática, na toposseqüência. Os dados foram coletados de parcelas amostrais de 600 m², alocadas nos terços inferior, médio e superior de uma toposseqüência. Foram registrados, por espécie, os nomes vulgares e científicos e a circunferência do tronco a 1,30 m (CAP. No levantamento da composição florística foram constatadas 43 famílias, 95 gêneros e 129 espécies, obtendo-se um índice de diversidade de Shannon (H' de 4,137 nats/indivíduo. As espécies mais importantes (VI foram Euterpe edulis, Cecropia glaziovii, Astrocaryum aculeatissimum e Piptadenia gonoacantha.This work was developed in a fragment of the Atlantic Forest, owned by Biovert Farm in Silva Jardim-RJ, Brazil to characterize and analyze the arboreous community structure occurring along an anthropically modified toposequence, to determine adequate criteria for its management and recuperation. The floristic composition and the phytosociological structure of the forest covering were studied. Data were collected from sample plots of 600 m², which were divided according to the topography into lower, middle, and upper slope, located in a soil toposequence. The common and scientif names and the diameter at breast height (DBH were recorded for every individual. In the floristic composition survey, 43 families, 95 genera and 129 species were determined. Shannon diversity index (H' was 4.137 nats/individual. The most important species

  20. Avaliação do impacto de eventos climáticos extremos nos oceanos pacífico e atlântico sobre a estação chuvosa no nordeste do Brasil Impact evaluation of the extreme climatic events in the pacific and atlantic oceans on the northeast Brazil rainy season

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    Daisy Beserra Lucena

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    Full Text Available O impacto dos eventos climáticos extremos na região dos Oceanos Pacífico (El Nino - EN; La Nina - LN e Atlântico (Gradiente meridional - GRADM sobre a precipitação de três sub-regiões distintas do Nordeste do Brasil (NEB, é avaliado durante o período 1948 a 1997. A análise baseou-se em dados de precipitação observada e simulada pelo Modelo de Circulação Geral da Atmosfera ARPEGE. Os resultados mostram que a precipitação sobre as três sub-regiões apresenta uma grande variabilidade independente dos episódios EN ou LN, com uma predominância de anos secos (chuvosos nas sub-regiões leste e norte do NEB antes (depois de 1976, isto é, quando os episódios de LN (EN foram mais numerosos. A resposta interanual da precipitação é mais forte quando o GRADM é positivo (induzindo secas ou negativo (períodos chuvosos sobre a região NEB, demonstrando uma forte influência climática do Atlântico versus o Pacífico. Combinando as influências simuladas no Pacífico e Atlântico, bem como os dados da precipitação observada no período verificou-se que, durante os anos de EN o oceano tropical é responsável pela variabilidade das chuvas sobre o NEB (especialmente as sub-regiões Norte e Leste. Por outro lado, durante episódios de LN o Oceano Atlântico tropical é a principal contribuição e a influência do Oceano Pacífico é relativamente modesta.Impact of extreme climatic events in the Pacific (El Niño, EN; La Niña, LN and Atlantic (Meridional SST Gradient, GRADM on the rainfall ofthree sub-regions over the Northeast Brazil - NEB (Northern NEB, Eastern NEB and Centre/Southern NEB are evaluated during the period 1948 to 1997. The analysis includes observed precipitation data and simulated rainfall outputs derived from the ARPEGE Atmospheric General Circulation Model (AGCM. The results show that the precipitation over the three sub-regions presents a high variability independent of LN or EN episodes, with a predominance of

  1. Polyarteritis nodosa in superior mesenteric artery : a case report

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    Seo, Young Lan; Choi, Chul Soon; Kim, Ho Chul; Bae, Sang Hoon; Lee, Eil Seong; Nam, Eun Sook [Hallym Univ., Choonchun (Korea, Republic of). Coll. of Medicine

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    Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a multisystem disease characterized by necrotizing vasculitis of small and medium-sized arteries, and in 50 % of all cases there is gastrointestinal involvement. We describe a patient with PAN involving the gastrointestinal tract. A small bowel series showed nodular fold thickening, submucosal filling defects, shallow ulcerations, segmental luminal narrowing, and decreased peristalsis at the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum; superior mesenteric arteriography showed hypervascularity and microaneurysm. Segmental resection of the small bowel indicated the presence of PAN. (author). 10 refs.,3 figs.

  2. Superior-subordinate relations as organizational processes

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    Asmuss, Birte; Aggerholm, Helle Kryger; Oshima, Sae

    Since the emergence of the practice turn in social sciences (Golsorkhi et al. 2010), studies have shown a number of institutionally relevant aspects as achievements across time and by means of various resources (human and non-human) (Taylor & van Every 2000, Cooren et al. 2006). Such a process view...... superior-subordinate relations in a specific institutionalized setting: performance appraisal interviews (PAIs). While one main task of PAIs is to manage and integrate organizational and employee performance (Fletcher, 2001:473), PAIs are also organizational practices where superior-subordinate relations...... are shaped, (re)confirmed and re-evaluated. This paper pursues the better understanding of the latter aspect by looking at one substantial and recurrent activity in PAIs: the evaluation of employee performance. One resource for doing the evaluation work is making assessments (e.g. Goodwin & Goodwin, 1987...

  3. Lesões nos jogadores de futebol profissional do Marília Atlético Clube: estudo de coorte histórico do campeonato brasileiro de 2003 a 2005 Injuries in the professional soccer players of Marília Atlético Clube: a cohort study of the Brazilian Championship, 2003 to 2005

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    Evandro Pereira Palacio

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    no-activity period. The purpose of this study was to assess, through a cohort study, the injured athletes' recovery period, facing it to the variables: age, position in game and injure pattern. METHODS: The medical reports of all professional soccer players of Marília Atlético Clube who were injured during the Brazilian Soccer Championship - 2nd Division, from January/2003 to December/2005 were assessed, with a 24 months follow-up. RESULTS: Athletes' mean age (SD was 24.5 years (4.4 years; the most frequently injured athletes were: strikers (36.8, center-backs (26.6%, center-midfielders (20%, side-midfielders (10% and goalkeepers (6.6%. The most frequent injuries were: muscular (46.8%, ligament (26.6%, bone (16.6% and meniscal (10%; the strikers have shown a mean recovery period of 28 days (78.3 days, the center-backs 26.5 days (33.9, the center-midfielders 18.5 days (66.3, the side-midfielders 17 days (129.9 and the goalkeepers 47.5 days (17.6. CONCLUSION: Statistical analysis showed that there was no correlation between athletes' age and their healing period (p/ =/ 0.31; there was no statistical difference between the healing period among the five different athletes' positions (p/ =/ 0.49; there was statistical difference between the healing period and the injury pattern (p/

  4. Resolution of superior oblique myokymia with memantine.

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    Jain, Saurabh; Farooq, Shegufta J; Gottlob, Irene

    2008-02-01

    We describe a novel treatment of superior oblique myokymia. A 40-year-old woman was treated with gabapentin for this disorder with partial success and reported significant side effects including loss of libido and weight gain. After a drug holiday, memantine therapy was initiated resulting in a substantial improvement in her symptoms with far fewer side effects and stability on long-term maintenance therapy.

  5. Locked Superior Dislocation of the Acromioclavicular Joint

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    Salma Eltoum Elamin

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    Full Text Available Acromioclavicular (AC joint injuries account for approximately 3–5% of shoulder girdle injuries (Rockwood et al., 1998. Depending on severity of injury and direction of displacement these are classified using Rockwood classification system for AC joint dislocation. We present an unusual case presenting with locked superior dislocation of the AC joint highlighting the presentation and subsequent successful surgical management of such case. To our knowledge this has not been reported previously in literature.

  6. Reperfusion hemorrhage following superior mesenteric artery stenting.

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    Moore, Michael

    2012-02-03

    Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stent placement is now an established treatment option for chronic mesenteric ischemia and is associated with low mortality and morbidity rates. We present a case of reperfusion hemorrhage complicating endovascular repair of superior mesenteric artery stenosis. Although a recognized complication following repair of carotid stenosis, hemorrhage has not previously been reported following mesenteric endovascular reperfusion. We describe both spontaneous cessation of bleeding and treatment with coil embolization.

  7. Superior parathyroid gland approach to the recurrent laryngeal nerve.

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    Elsheikh, Ezzeddin

    2017-07-01

    The superior parathyroid gland is known to be almost constant in its location under the false thyroid capsule. Could it be a landmark to point to the site of incision of the false thyroid capsule and find the plane of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) during thyroidectomy? The study included 48 patients with benign goiter scheduled for hemithyroidectomy or total thyroidectomy; there were 16 cases of solitary thyroid nodules, 27 cases of multinodular goiter, and 5 cases of toxic goiter. This study included 80 lobectomies. All patients showed no evidence of postoperative RLN palsy, bleeding, or hypoparathyroidism. The superior parathyroid gland was consistently found within the false capsule in all cases, whereas the inferior parathyroid was found within the same layer in 64 sides (80%). The described approach can accurately guide dissection between true and false capsules of the thyroid to reach and preserve both the RLN and the superior parathyroid gland. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck 39: 1287-1290, 2017. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  8. Stomatitis sub-prosthesis in patients with superior dental prosthesis

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    Antonia Martina Francisco Local

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: The stomatitis sub-prosthesis is one of the most frequent changes in hard palate mucous membrane in patients with mucous-supported dental prosthesis. It can be caused by multiple factors, which makes its study and prognosis more difficult. Objective: To describe the occurrence of stomatitis sub-prosthesis and its causes in patients with superior dental prosthesis. Method: Descriptive study including all the patients with superior dental prosthesis examined in the odontology consultation “Barrio Adentro” in the state of Miranda, Venezuela, from November, 2005 to March, 2006. The analysed variables were: age, sex, stomatitis level, teeth brushing frequency, prosthesis condition and use, palate mucous condition and frequency of odontology consultations. Results: 89 patients were attended, more 50% of them had superior dental prosthesis and presented stomatitis sub-prosthesis; the group between 35 and 59 years was the most affected, mainly females. Sub-prosthesis stomatitis type II was the most common and the main causes included constant use of the prosthesis and loose prosthesis. Buccal hygiene was not adequate in these patients. Most of them declared never attending to the dentist, or just when presenting some particular problem. Conclusion: Stomatitis prevalence was related with incorrect hygiene habits and lack of knowledge; it shows the importance of performing educative tasks to reduce this disease incidence.  

  9. Cooperation between ligninolytic enzymes produced by superior mixed flora

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    WANG Hai-lei; LI Zong-yi; GUO Wei-yun; WANG Zhen-yu; PAN Feng

    2005-01-01

    Since the ability to degrade lignin with one kind of white-rot fungi or bacteria was very limited, superior mixed flora's ability to degrade lignin was investigated by an orthogonal experiment in this paper. The results showed that superior mixed flora reinforced the ability to degrade lignin, the degradation rates of both sample 9 and 10 were beyond 80% on the day 9. The cooperation between lignin peroxidase(LiP), Mn-dependent peroxidase(MnP) and laccase (Lac) for lignin degradation was also studied. By examining the activities of three enzymes produced by superior mixed flora, it was found that Lac was a key enzyme in the process of biological degradation of lignin but Lip was not; the enzyme activity ratios of Lac/MnP and Lac/LiP were significantly correlative with the degradation rate of lignin at the 0.01 level; and the ratio of MnP/LiP was an important factor affecting the degradation rate of lignin.

  10. [Mitral surgery by superior biatrial septotomy].

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    Saade, A; Delepine, G; Lemaitre, C; Baehrel, B

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    The superior biatrial septotomy approach consists of two semicircular right atrial and septal incisions joined at the superior end of the interatrial septum and extended across the dome of the left atrium, allowing exposure of the mitral valve by reflecting the ventricular side using stay sutures. From 1991 to 1993, 81 patients underwent mitral valve surgery by this technic. Mitral valve operation was combined with other cardiac procedures in 30 patients (37%) and was performed as a second operation in 21 patients (25.9%). Duration of cardiopulmonary bypass and aortic occlusion was not significantly different from that of patients operated via a conventional left atrial approach. The five hospital deaths (6.2%) were not related to this operative approach. Only 2 patients (3.3%) with preoperative in sinus rythm were discharged in atrial fibrillation after operation. In one patient (1.6%), atrioventricular block appeared at late follow-up. There were no cases of bleeding, atrioventricular nodal dysfunction or intra-atrial shunting related to the approach. This approach provides excellent exposure of the mitral valve even in unfavorable situations such as a small left atrium, dense adhesions from previous procedures or a previously implanted aortic prosthesis, without damage to various cardiac structures due to excessive traction. No retractor or vena cava repair are required. These data support a wide application of the superior biatrial septotomy approach in mitral valve surgery.

  11. New records of Aphyllophorales (Basidiomycota in the Atlantic Rain Forest in Northeast Brazil Novos registros de Aphyllophorales (Basidiomycota em Mata Atlântica no Nordeste brasileiro

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    Tatiana Baptista Gibertoni

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    Full Text Available Non-poroid Aphyllophorales (Basidiomycota in areas of the Atlantic Rain Forest in Northeast Brazil are reported. Auriscalpium villipes (Lloyd Snell & E.A. Dick, Climacodon pulcherrimus (Berk. & M.A. Curtis Nikol., Gloeodontia discolor (Berk. & M.A. Curtis Boidin, Irpex lacteus (Fr.: Fr. Fr. and Scytinostroma duriusculum (Berk. & Broome Donk are new records to Northeast Brazil.Aphyllophorales (Basidiomycota não poróides foram registrados em áreas de Mata Atlântica do Nordeste brasileiro. Auriscalpium villipes (Lloyd Snell & E.A. Dick, Climacodon pulcherrimus (Berk. & M.A. Curtis Nikol., Gloeodontia discolor (Berk. & M.A. Curtis Boidin, Irpex lacteus (Fr.: Fr. Fr. e Scytinostroma duriusculum (Berk. & Broome Donk são novas ocorrências para o Nordeste do Brasil.

  12. Discriminación en la evaluación docente en la región Atlántica de Costa Rica

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    León Azofeifa, Moises

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    El objetivo principal de este estudio esa detectar la presencia de discriminación étnico-racial y de género en una actividad de evaluación docente sobre el trabajo académico de estudiantes negros y blancos de ambos sexos en la Costa Atlántica, región que ha estado expuesta históricamente a múltiples situaciones de conflicto y discriminación étnico-racial. Obedece este objetivo al propósito más amplio por parte del Departamento de Orientación del MEP en Limón, de conocer las razones para la al...

  13. Los primeros Juegos Atléticos en España: Huelva - 1890=The first athletics in Spain: Huelva, 1980

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    José Tierra Orta

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo pretende dar a conocer unos sorprendentes “Juegos Atléticos” que tuvieron lugar en Huelva a finales del siglo XIX hasta 1935, con unas características similares a los que seis años después se celebrarían en Atenas con los primeros Juegos Olímpicos de la era moderna.------------------------------------------------------------------------------The present contribution aims to let it be known some surprising “Athletic Competitions” which were being held in Huelva since the end of the 19th century until 1935, having similar characteristics to those which six years later would take place in Athens in the first Olympic Games of the modern era.

  14. Fungos liquenizados da Mata Atlântica, no sul do Brasil Lichenized fungi in the Atlantic Rainforest biome, in Southern Brazil

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    Suzana Maria de Azevedo Martins

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    Full Text Available São apresentados resultados de levantamento baseado em dados de coletas de fungos liquenizados em algumas localidades de Mata Atlântica na região sul do Brasil. Foram identificados 88 táxons distribuídos em 18 famílias e 36 gêneros; destes, dois são citações novas para o Brasil e um é nova ocorrência para o Rio Grande do Sul.The results of a survey based on data of lichenized fungi collections from some localities in the Atlantic Rainforest of South Brazil are presented. A total of 88 taxa distributed in 18 families and 36 genera were identified; from these, two are new records for Brazil and one is a new occurrence for the State of Rio Grande do Sul.

  15. Autonomía, ciudadanía multicultural y derechos colectivos en la Costa Atlántica de Nicaragua

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    Gabriel Izard Martínez

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el proceso de autonomía de la Costa Atlántica nicaragüense, iniciado en la segunda mitad de la década de 1980, a partir de la presión de las organizaciones sociales indígenas y negras, contextualizándolo en la dinámica etnohistórica de la región y en el nuevo panorama latinoamericano de intensificación de las reivindicaciones étnicas, así como su relación con el concepto y el ejercicio de la ciudadanía multicultural, que combina las nociones de integración e igualdad con la de la diferencia histórico-cultural que garantiza unos derechos colectivos específicos.

  16. Primeiro registro do gênero Toxorhynchites Theobald (Diptera, Culicidae em Mata Atlântica, Viçosa, Minas Gerais

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    Daniel Simões Albeny

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    Full Text Available Durante os meses de março e abril de 2007 foi verificada a presença do gênero Toxorhynchites (Diptera, Culicidae em fragmentos de Mata Atlântica no município de Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brasil. No experimento foram utilizadas 500 armadilhas de oviposição. Registrando-se, pela primeira vez na região de Viçosa o gênero Toxorhynchites, sendo as espécies T. pusillus (Costa Lima, 193 1 e T. theobaldi (Dyar & Knab, 1906 encontradas pela primeira vez no Estado de Minas Gerais. As espécies relatadas como primeiro registro e sua distribuição são citadas e discutidas.

  17. Ancient bacteria show evidence of DNA repair

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    Johnson, Sarah Stewart; Hebsgaard, Martin B; Christensen, Torben R

    2007-01-01

    Recent claims of cultivable ancient bacteria within sealed environments highlight our limited understanding of the mechanisms behind long-term cell survival. It remains unclear how dormancy, a favored explanation for extended cellular persistence, can cope with spontaneous genomic decay over......-term survival of bacteria sealed in frozen conditions for up to one million years. Our results show evidence of bacterial survival in samples up to half a million years in age, making this the oldest independently authenticated DNA to date obtained from viable cells. Additionally, we find strong evidence...... that this long-term survival is closely tied to cellular metabolic activity and DNA repair that over time proves to be superior to dormancy as a mechanism in sustaining bacteria viability....

  18. O gênero Megacyllene s. str. Casey (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) na Mata Atlântica: descrição de duas espécies inéditas, chave para identificação e novas ocorrências

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    Allan Carelli Aragão; Monné,Miguel A.

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    O gênero Megacyllene (s. str.) Casey (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) na Mata Atlântica: descrição de duas espécies inéditas, chave para identificação e novas ocorrências. Na Mata Atlântica ocorrem vinte e cinco espécies de Megacyllene (s. str.) Casey, 1912. Espécies novas descritas: M. globosa sp. nov. de Arapongas, Paraná, Brasil e M. guarani sp. nov. do San Estanislao, San Pedro, Paraguai. Megacyllene (Megacyllene) insignita (Perroud, 1855) é revalidada. Chave para espécies da Mata Atlântica e n...

  19. Moluscos Poliplacóforos del litoral atlántico del sur de la Península Ibérica

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    Carmona Zalvide, M. P.

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, an updated check-list of the polyplacophoran species from Sagres (Portugal to Strait of Gibraltar is present. Twenty taxa are recorded in this area: Lepidopleurus cajetanus, Leptochiton cancellatus, Leptochiton algesirensis, Leptochiton scabridus, Callochiton septemvalvis, Callochiton euplaeae, Lepidochitona cinerea, Lepidochitona corrugata, Lepidochitona canariensis, Lepidochitona monterosatoi, Lepidochitona kaasi, Lepidochitona severianoi, Chaetopleura angulata, Ischnochiton rissoi, Chiton olivaceus, Chiton corallinus, Chiton phaesolinus, Acanthochitona fascicularis and Acanthochitona crinita. From these species, Lepidochitona canariensis, L simrothi, Callochiton septemvalvis and Lepidochitona monterosatoi amplify their geographical distribution to Southern Atlantic coast of southern Iberian Peninsula.

    Se aporta el catálogo de los Moluscos Poliplacóforos de las costas atlánticas del sur de la Península Ibérica, desde Sagres (Portugal hasta Gibraltar. Se cita un total de 20 taxones (Lepidopleurus cajetanus, Leptochiton cancellatus, Leptochiton algesirensis, Leptochiton scabridus, Callochiton septemvalvis, Callochiton euplaeae, Lepidochitona cinerea, Lepidochitona corrugata, Lepidochitona canariensis, Lepidochitona monterosatoi, Lepidochitona kaasi, Lepidochitona severianoi, Chaetopleura angulata, Ischnochiton rissoi, Chiton olivaceus, Chiton corallinus, Chiton phaesolinus, Acanthochitona fascicularis y Acanthochitona crinita todos ellos pertenecientes al dominio litoral. La captura de Lepidochitona canariensis y L. simrothi en aguas atlánticas ibéricas constituye la primera cita para el suratlántico ibérico. A su vez se amplía la distribución a esta zona de Callochiton septemvalvis y de Lepidochitona monterosatoi.

  20. Clinical Application of TESCERATM ATL Indirect Composite Inlay and Onlay%TESCERA间接复合树脂嵌体的临床应用

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    陈亚明

    2003-01-01

    目的:介绍美国BISCO公司Tescera间接树脂修复系统--一种在有水的情况下,并结合压力、光、热进行操作的新的间接树脂充填系统,并应用于临床.方法:对15例牙体缺损病人采用Tescera间接树脂修复系统进行嵌体修复,并进行3个月的临床随访观察.结果:修复3个月后,按7项指标进行评估,15例Tescera树脂嵌体表现出卓越的美观效果,所有7项指标均达到理想,病人满意.结论:Tescera ATL修复系统制作的嵌体美观,材料的物理性能大大改善,修复体寿命得以延长.有进一步推广应用和研究的价值.%Objective: A new indirect composite restorative system with water combing pressure, light, and heat was introduced for the fabrication of inlays and onlays. Methods:Fifteen defected teeth were selected for composite resin inlay and onlay fabrication with Tescera ATL unit equipment. The clinical trial was carried out for 3 months. Results: After 3 months test, 7 parameters were checked, 15 Tescera inlays and onlays were demonstrated that excep tional esthetics, all 7 parameters were good and the patients were very satisfied. Conclusion:inlays, which were made with Tescera ATL restorative system, are esthetics; physical properties of materials are improved highly, and have a long-lasting durability. This restorative system is worthy to be used and further studied in dental practice.

  1. La Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte de Nicaragua: lo que no queremos ver

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    Mauro Rodríguez Peralta

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Una región conflictiva, históricamente relegada, multicultural, con problemas estructurales, pero con intención de cambio, de lucha, de reivindicación, y de pelear por sus derechos: la Costa Atlántica de Nicaragua. Nuestra mirada gira hacia una de las regiones más desfavorecidas de Latinoamérica con la intención de descifrar sus costuras en toda su complejidad, que no es poca. Caminamos hacia una zona con sus propias y distintas identidades, que conviven y buscan su espacio teniendo en cuenta que no son esencias residuales, estáticas o ancladas en el pasado. Todo lo contrario, nos topamos con entidades dinámicas y en constante redefinición y construcción.Palabras clave: Nicaragua, Región Atlántico Norte, Cooperación al Desarrollo___________________________Abstract:It is a controversial region, historically left out, multicultural, with structural problems, but with the intention of change, of fight and recognition of their rights: the Atlantic Cost of Nicaragua. Our look turns into one of the most underprivileged regions of Latin America with the purpose of figure out the seam in all it complexity, that is a lot.  We are walking toward to a zone with its own and different identities, that lives together and searches the space considering that these identities aren?t residuals or static essence, anchored in the past. Quite the opposite, we run into dynamic entities,  in a constant redefinition and construction.Keywords: Nicaragua, North Atlantic Region, coperation development

  2. Superiority, competition, and opportunism in the evolutionary radiation of dinosaurs.

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    Brusatte, Stephen L; Benton, Michael J; Ruta, Marcello; Lloyd, Graeme T

    2008-09-12

    The rise and diversification of the dinosaurs in the Late Triassic, from 230 to 200 million years ago, is a classic example of an evolutionary radiation with supposed competitive replacement. A comparison of evolutionary rates and morphological disparity of basal dinosaurs and their chief "competitors," the crurotarsan archosaurs, shows that dinosaurs exhibited lower disparity and an indistinguishable rate of character evolution. The radiation of Triassic archosaurs as a whole is characterized by declining evolutionary rates and increasing disparity, suggesting a decoupling of character evolution from body plan variety. The results strongly suggest that historical contingency, rather than prolonged competition or general "superiority," was the primary factor in the rise of dinosaurs.

  3. Exploring the word superiority effect using TVA

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    Starrfelt, Randi

    Words are made of letters, and yet sometimes it is easier to identify a word than a single letter. This word superiority effect (WSE) has been observed when written stimuli are presented very briefly or degraded by visual noise. It is unclear, however, if this is due to a lower threshold for perc...... simultaneously we find a different pattern: In a whole report experiment with six stimuli (letters or words), letters are perceived more easily than words, and this is reflected both in perceptual processing speed and short term memory capacity....

  4. de educación media superior

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    Enrique Cerón Ferrer

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo presenta los resultados obtenidos en relación al conocimiento y manejo que sobre matemáticas tienen los estudiantes de educación media superior, de los Centros de Estudios Tecnológicos y de Servicios del Distrito Federal, de diferentes carreras que se imparten en estos centros escolares, durante el año 2005. El instrumento de análisis es un cuestionario que contestaron los alumnos, la metodología utilizada es de tipo longitudinal y comparativa.

  5. Does superior caval vein pressure impact head growth in Fontan circulation?

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    Trachsel, Tina; Balmer, Christian; Wåhlander, Håkan; Weber, Roland; Dave, Hitendu; Poretti, Andrea; Kretschmar, Oliver; Cavigelli-Brunner, Anna

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    Patients with bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis have unphysiologically high superior caval vein pressure as it equals pulmonary artery pressure. Elevated superior caval vein pressure may cause communicating hydrocephalus and macrocephaly. This study analysed whether there exists an association between head circumference and superior caval vein pressure in patients with single ventricle physiology. We carried out a retrospective analysis of infants undergoing Fontan completion at our institution from 2007 to 2013. Superior caval vein pressures were measured during routine catheterisation before bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis and Fontan completion as well as head circumference, adjusted to longitudinal age-dependent percentiles. We included 74 infants in our study. Median ages at bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis and Fontan were 4.8 (1.6-12) and 27.9 (7-40.6) months, respectively. Head circumference showed significant growth from bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis until Fontan completion (7th (0-100th) versus 20th (0-100th) percentile). There was no correlation between superior caval vein pressure and head circumference before Fontan (R2=0.001). Children with lower differences in superior caval vein pressures between pre-bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis and pre-Fontan catheterisations showed increased growth of head circumference (R2=0.19). Patients with moderately elevated superior caval vein pressure associated with single ventricle physiology did not have a tendency to develop macrocephaly. There is no correlation between superior caval vein pressure before Fontan and head circumference, but between bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis and Fontan head circumference increases significantly. This may be explained by catch-up growth of head circumference in patients with more favourable haemodynamics and concomitant venous pressures in the lower range. Further studies with focus on high superior caval vein pressures are needed to

  6. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome following initiation of cisplatin-containing chemotherapy: a case report

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    Ushiki Atsuhito

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is a rare cause of upper intestinal obstruction resulting from compression of the duodenum by the superior mesenteric artery and abdominal aorta. Case presentation We describe a case of superior mesenteric artery syndrome in a 61-year-old Japanese man with non-small cell lung cancer who had been treated with cisplatin-containing chemotherapy and had lost 7 kg in weight. The diagnosis was confirmed by the typical findings of abdominal computed tomography showing distended stomach resulting from compression of the third portion of the duodenum and reduction of an aortomesenteric distance and aortomesenteric angle. Conclusions This case highlights the importance of considering the possibility of superior mesenteric artery syndrome in patients treated with chemotherapy, especially those presenting with a low body mass index and showing weight loss during chemotherapy.

  7. Pancreaticoduodenectomy with early superior mesenteric artery dissection

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    Yu-Fei Xu; Zuo-Jin Liu; Jian-Ping Gong

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma remains the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death and is one of the most aggressive human tumors. At present, surgical resection is the only potentially curative treatment. Early neck division is inadequate when invasion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) is suspected or in cases of replaced or accessory right hepatic artery. Malignant periampullary tumors often invade retroperitoneal peripancreatic tissues and a positive resection margin is associated with a poor long-term survival. DATA SOURCES: English-language medical databases, PubMed, ELSEVIER and SPRINGERLINK, were searched for articles on"posterior approach pancreaticoduodenectomy","superior mesenteric artery ifrst approach", "retroperitoneal tissue","hanging maneuver", and related topics. RESULTS:The modiifcation allowed the surgeon to early identify the nonresectability of a replaced right hepatic artery if present, enabling complete dissection of the right side of the SMA and portal vein as well as complete excision of the retroportal pancreatic lamina. CONCLUSION: Pancreaticoduodenectomy with early retro-pancreatic dissection is a useful and safe technical variant, which is indicated for the improvement of the safety and curative effect of the procedure.

  8. Radiation treatment of superior sulcus lung carcinoma

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    Millar, J.; Ball, D.; Worotniuk, V.; Smith, J.; Crennan, E.; Bishop, M. [Peter MacCallum Cancer Inst., East Melbourne, VIC (Australia)

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    The survival of patients with superior sulcus lung carcinoma and the effects of treatment were reviewed. From a prospective database of 4123 consecutive new patients with lung carcinoma, 131 (3.2%) cases of superior sulcus lung carcinoma were identified. Seventy-four patients were planned to receive radiation with palliative intent, 53 radical radiotherapy and one was observed only. The remaining three patients, with small-cell carcinoma, were treated with chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy. Of the 53 radically treated patients, nine were treated with pre-operative radiation prior to intended radical resection. Analysis was carried out on the effect on survival of performance status, nodal involvement, weight loss, vertebral body or rib involvement, treatment intent and radical combined modality treatment compared with radical radiation alone. The estimated median survival for the whole group was 7.6 months; for those treated radically it was 18.3 months, while for the palliatively treated patients it was 3.7 months. Radically treated patients with no initial nodal involvement had an estimated median survival of 22 months, while radically treated patients with nodal involvement had an estimated median survival of 8.4 months (P = 0.003). There were no statistically significant differences in survival between radically treated patients grouped according to initial weight loss, performance status, or vertebral body and rib involvement. Patients treated with pre-operative radiation did not survive significantly longer than patients treated with radiation alone, although the numbers are small. 33 refs., 2 tabs., 4 figs.

  9. Studies on zooplankton of Lago Paione Superiore

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    Patrizia COMOLI

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available We report here the results of a three year study on the zooplankton of Lago Paione Superiore, an acid sensitive lake above the tree line in the Italian Alps. The research was carried out within MOLAR, an EC-founded Project on “Measuring and Modeling the dynamic response of remote mountain lakes ecosystems to environmental change”. This study comes after a series of investigations on the effects of acidification, in which we documented the changes occurred with decreasing water pHs, by comparing the recent situation with that in the literature of the 40s, and reconstructed the beginning of anthropogenic disturbance through an analysis of the past cladocera assemblages archived in the lake sediments. A characteristic pattern in seasonal periodicity is a transition from a community dominated by small zooplankton (August to a community where the large particle-feeder Daphnia longispina dominates. This is a typical pattern observed in fishless, copepod-cladocera lakes. Regardless from which food is able to exploit, Daphnia population of Lago Paione Superiore is composed by well-fed organisms, visually rich in lipids, able to produce more than one generation/ year of parthenogenetic females at density levels which are rather high in an oligotrophic high mountain lake.

  10. Slow extended nocturnal home hemodialysis shows superior adequacy compared to in-center dialysis: a mathematical analysis.

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    Van Canneyt, Koen; Eloot, Sunny; Vanholder, Raymond; Segers, Patrick; Verdonck, Pascal; Van Biesen, Wim

    2012-01-01

    Extended nocturnal home hemodialysis has gained renewed interest. However, no removal data for single/double needle (lumen) (SL and DL, respectively) or for low/high blood flow in extended dialysis are available. Therefore, we studied dialysis adequacy in different nocturnal home hemodialysis strategies. Coupling a kinetic with a dialyzer model, we calculated a reduction ratio from pre- to post-dialysis (RR) and total solute removal (TSR) of urea, methylguanidine (MG), β2-microglobulin, and phosphate. Simulations were done for dialysis with blood flow Qb350 ml/min (DL-4h), extended DL high flow with Qb350 (DL-HF-8h) and low flow with Qb175 (DL-LF-8h), and SL with Qb273 (SL-8h). Compared to DL-4h, TSR was 28-59% larger for DL-HF-8h. TSR was most increased for β2-microglobulin (18%) with DL-LF-8h, and for MG (35%) with SL-8h. Furthermore, RRs were equal (DL-LF-8h), higher (SL-8h), and even more increased (DL-HF-8h) for all studied solutes. In the home setting, DL-LF-8h and SL-8h are safe and promising strategies.

  11. Keeping an eye on the violinist: motor experts show superior timing consistency in a visual perception task.

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    Wöllner, Clemens; Cañal-Bruland, Rouwen

    2010-11-01

    Common coding theory states that perception and action may reciprocally induce each other. Consequently, motor expertise should map onto perceptual consistency in specific tasks such as predicting the exact timing of a musical entry. To test this hypothesis, ten string musicians (motor experts), ten non-string musicians (visual experts), and ten non-musicians were asked to watch progressively occluded video recordings of a first violinist indicating entries to fellow members of a string quartet. Participants synchronised with the perceived timing of the musical entries. Results revealed significant effects of motor expertise on perception. Compared to visual experts and non-musicians, string players not only responded more accurately, but also with less timing variability. These findings provide evidence that motor experts' consistency in movement execution-a key characteristic of expert motor performance-is mirrored in lower variability in perceptual judgements, indicating close links between action competence and perception.

  12. Cochlear implant outcomes in patients with superior canal dehiscence

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    Puram, Sidharth V.; Roberts, Daniel S.; Niesten, Marlien E F; Dilger, Amanda E.; Lee, Daniel J.

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To determine whether adult cochlear implant (CI) users with superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS) or asymptomatic superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SCD) have different surgical, vestibular, and audiologic outcomes when compared to CI users with normal temporal bone anatomy. Meth

  13. The Superior Transvelar Approach to the Fourth Ventricle and Brainstem

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    Ezer, Haim; Banerjee, Anirban Deep; Bollam, Papireddy; Guthikonda, Bharat; Nanda, Anil

    2012-01-01

    Objective The superior transvelar approach is used to access pathologies located in the fourth ventricle and brainstem. The surgical path is below the venous structures, through the superior medullary velum. Following splitting the tentorial edge, near the tentorial apex, the superior medullary velum is split in the cerebello-mesencephalic fissure. Using the supracerebellar infratentorial, transtentorial or parietal interhemispheric routes, the superior medullary velum is approached. Splittin...

  14. 14 CFR 385.7 - Exercise of authority by superiors.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exercise of authority by superiors. 385.7... Exercise of authority by superiors. Any assignment of authority to a staff member other than the Chief... Department's principle of management responsibility, the superior may choose to exercise the assigned power...

  15. Devastação e proteção da mata atlântica nordestina : formação da paisagem e políticas ambientais

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    Barreto, Cristiane Gomes

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    A Mata Atlântica nordestina combina três traços fundamentais: elevada biodiversidade; alta ocorrência de espécies raras, ameaçadas e endêmicas; e elevada pressão antrópica sobre os seus remanescentes. Essas características fazem dela a mais ameaçada e desmatada das ecorregiões do bioma Mata Atlântica. Uma análise histórica da formação territorial dessa ecorregião demonstrou que no período pré-cabralino ela foi ocupada por um elevado contingente indígena, por centenas de anos. Dessa forma, a p...

  16. Los paisajes agrarios de España. La evolución de la nueva horticultura y cultivos especializados frente a la agricultura tradicional en la España Atlántica

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza el paisaje de una de las áreas agrarias españolas donde los cambios y evolución de una agricultura tradicional a una agricultura especializada han sido más significativos. Además se le presta atención a este paisaje agrario atlántico como patrimonio cultural, pues es producto de la explotación económica del potencial ecológico realizado por las distintas sociedades agrarias y grupos humanos que a lo largo de la historia han ocupado, aprovechado y organizado los campos. Este trabajo se apoya en material gráfico y fotográfico para mostrar el patrimonio agrario de la España Atlántica.

  17. Planning a Successful Tech Show

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    Nikirk, Martin

    2011-01-01

    Tech shows are a great way to introduce prospective students, parents, and local business and industry to a technology and engineering or career and technical education program. In addition to showcasing instructional programs, a tech show allows students to demonstrate their professionalism and skills, practice public presentations, and interact…

  18. Superiority: China Mobile in the competition

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    The market share between China Mobile and China Unicom has stabilized since 2002.It is found that China Mobile has the superiority in the competition, for example, the scissors movement between its revenue and cost indicates that it has a strong profit generating ability and there is enough room for it to reduce the price.The ratio between its price (marginal income) and marginal cost indicates that there is a very distant limit for it to reduce the price.Its demand is obviously flexible with the price, but it does not use the price weapon abundantly.The reason for the stabilization of the market is that China Mobile withdrew from the competition.

  19. MRI manifestations of enlarged superior ophthalmic vein

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    WEI Rui-li; MA Xiao-ye; CAI Ji-ping; ZHU Huang

    2002-01-01

    Objective:To assess MRI in the evaluation of enlarged superior ophthalmic vein (SOV). Methods: MRI manifestations and etiology of forty-six patients with enlarged SOV were analyzed. Results: SOV enlargement was noted to occur in carotid-cavernous fistula, ophthalmic Graves'disease, Tolosa-Hunt syndrome, inflammation at the apex of the orbit, orbital pseudotumor and thrombosis of cavernous sinus. The dilated vein appeared as signal void tubular shadows on both T1 and T2 weighted images. The diameter of the enlarged vein was 3.5-6.0 mm. Extraocular muscle enlargement, orbital pathologies, enlarged carotid cavernous sinus etc were also revealed by MRI. Conclusion: The dilated SOV may be well demonstrated by MRI. The etiological diagnosis of enlarged SOV can be made in combination with the associated findings.

  20. Lightning activity during the 1999 Superior derecho

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    Price, Colin G.; Murphy, Brian P.

    2002-12-01

    On 4 July 1999, a severe convective windstorm, known as a derecho, caused extensive damage to forested regions along the United States/Canada border, west of Lake Superior. There were 665,000 acres of forest destroyed in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in Minnesota and Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, with approximately 12.5 million trees blown down. This storm resulted in additional severe weather before and after the occurrence of the derecho, with continuous cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning occurring for more than 34 hours during its path across North America. At the time of the derecho the percentage of positive cloud-to-ground (+CG) lightning measured by the Canadian Lightning Detection Network (CLDN) was greater than 70% for more than three hours, with peak values reaching 97% positive CG lightning. Such high ratios of +CG are rare, and may be useful indicators of severe weather.

  1. Analgesia em modelo animal superior para ortopedia

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    Oliveira MT, Maria Teresa; Potes, José Alberto; Queiroga, Cristina; Castro, José António; Pereira, Alfredo; Reis, Joana

    2015-01-01

    O teste de novos biomateriais para aplicações clínicas em ortopedia, ou noutras áreas da medicina, em modelos animais vivos e sencientes, em prol do benefício humano, deve ser objecto de planeamento cuidado e ponderado, dado o conflito ético que se coloca. Compete-nos a nós, enquanto investigadores, garantir que as condições de vida, saúde e bem-estar são asseguradas. O uso de ovinos como modelo superior pré-clínico, para investigação em Ortopedia, tem-se evidenciado devido às suas caracterís...

  2. Superior vena cava syndrome in hemodialysis patient

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    Azeb Molhem

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Obstruction of blood flow in the superior vena cava (SVC results in symptoms and signs of SVC syndrome. SVC obstruction can be caused either by invasion or external compression of the SVC by contagious pathologic processes involving the right lung, lymph nodes, and other mediastinal structures, or by thrombosis of blood within the SVC. Occasionally, both mechanisms co-exist. We hereby report a case of a 28-year-old male, Saudi patient who was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease and was maintained on regular hemodiaysis via right jugular vein dual lumen catheter for ten months. Three years later, the patient presented with signs and symptoms suggestive of SVC obstruction that was successfully managed with SVC stenting.

  3. [Surgical treatment of superior thoracic outlet syndrome].

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    Gaibov, A D; Kakhorov, A Z; Sadriev, O N; Yunusov, Kh A

    2015-01-01

    The authors present immediate and long-term results of treatment of 117 patients with superior thoracic outlet syndrome (STOS). There were different reasons for compression of neu- rovascular fascicle in outlet of the thorax. The costaclavicular syndrome was a reason in 48 patients, additional cervical ribs had 36 patients. Skalenus syndrome was noted in 26 cases, rudimentary cervical ribs or hypertrophy of cervical vertebrae C7 had 7 patients. Raynaud's syndrome took place in 19 cases. The required volume of diagnostic procedures and surgical treatment of STOS were determined according to the cause of the syndrome. Differentiated approach to the different forms of STOS was used in relation to dominant symptoms of the disease and reasons for compression of neurovascular fascicle. This allowed getting positive results in majority of patients (90,4%) in long- term period.

  4. ANATOMIC RESEARCH OF SUPERIOR CLUNIAL NERVE TRAUMA

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    1999-01-01

    In order to find the mechanism of superior clunial nerve (SCN) trauma, we dissected and revealed SCN from 12 corpses (24 sides). Combining 100 sides of SCN trauma, we inspected the course of SCN, the relation between SCN and it's neighbour tissues with the situation of SCN when being subjected to force. We found that the following special anatomic characteristics and mechanical elements such as the course of SCN, it's turning angles, the bony fibrous tube at the iliac crest, the posterior layer of the lumbodorsal fascia and SCN neighbour adipose tissue, are the causes of external force inducing SCN trauma. The anatomic revealment is the guidance of SCN trauma treatment with edged needle.

  5. Superiorization: An optimization heuristic for medical physics

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    Herman, G T; Davidi, R; Censor, Y

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: To describe and mathematically validate the superiorization methodology, which is a recently-developed heuristic approach to optimization, and to discuss its applicability to medical physics problem formulations that specify the desired solution (of physically given or otherwise obtained constraints) by an optimization criterion. Methods: The underlying idea is that many iterative algorithms for finding such a solution are perturbation resilient in the sense that, even if certain kinds of changes are made at the end of each iterative step, the algorithm still produces a constraints-compatible solution. This property is exploited by using permitted changes to steer the algorithm to a solution that is not only constraints-compatible, but is also desirable according to a specified optimization criterion. The approach is very general, it is applicable to many iterative procedures and optimization criteria used in medical physics. Results: The main practical contribution is a procedure for automatically p...

  6. Superior facet syndrome. Findings on metrizamide CT myelography

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    Kubo, Yoshichika; Igarashi, Seishi; Koyama, Tsunemaro

    1985-02-01

    Sciatica caused by root entrapment in the lateral recess was named superior facet syndrome by Epstein in 1972. Few reports on this subject based on large numbers of cases have been documented to date. Of the patients with sciatica, 32 patients were diagnosed to have root entrapment at the lateral recess L5 or/and S1 lumbar spine. Out of 32 patients, 20 patients were operated on and the lateral entrapment was recognized in all of surgical cases. Neuroradiological findings, especially of metrizamide CT (met. CT), were documented in detail. Thirty two patients were classified in three types according to radiological findings. They were congenital or developmental, degenerative, and combined type, respectively. Fourteen cases belonged to the congenital type, 13 to the degenerative and 5 to the combined type. Each group had the mean ages of 23.4, 53.8, and 36.8 years old, respectively. Of 32 cases the entrapment occured in 47 L5 roots and 11 S1 roots. There was no remarkable laterality. In operation the unroofing of the lateral recess were done and the sciatica subsided postoperatively in all of surgical cases. Met. CT revealed extreme medial protrusion of the superior articular joint in 18 of 24 cases(75%) and none filling of the root in the lateral recess in 21 of 24 cases (87.5%). In the degenerative type, met. CT showed some degenerative changes that were hypertrophy or deformity of the articular joints and spur formation of the vertebral body. In contrast to met. CT, metrizamide myelography revealed only slight changes, which were poor filling of the root before it turned out the pedicle of lateral compression of the root. In plain films or lumbar spine articular joints at Lsub(4/5) were formed in coronal plane in 69% of cases of the L5 root entrapment. Met. CT using ReView technique was of great diagnostic value in superior facet syndrome.

  7. Superior calcium homeostasis of extraocular muscles.

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    Zeiger, Ulrike; Mitchell, Claire H; Khurana, Tejvir S

    2010-11-01

    Extraocular muscles (EOMs) are a unique group of skeletal muscles with unusual physiological properties such as being able to undergo rapid twitch contractions over extended periods and escape damage in the presence of excess intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) in Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (DMD). Enhanced Ca(2+) buffering has been proposed as a contributory mechanism to explain these properties; however, the mechanisms are not well understood. We investigated mechanisms modulating Ca(2+) levels in EOM and tibialis anterior (TA) limb muscles. Using Fura-2 based ratiometric Ca(2+) imaging of primary myotubes we found that EOM myotubes reduced elevated Ca(2+) ˜2-fold faster than TA myotubes, demonstrating more efficient Ca(2+) buffering. Quantitative PCR (qPCR) and western blotting revealed higher expression of key components of the Ca(2+) regulation system in EOM, such as the cardiac/slow isoforms sarcoplasmic Ca(2+)-ATPase 2 (Serca2) and calsequestrin 2 (Casq2). Interestingly EOM expressed monomeric rather than multimeric forms of phospholamban (Pln), which was phosphorylated at threonine 17 (Thr17) but not at the serine 16 (Ser16) residue. EOM Pln remained monomeric and unphosphorylated at Ser16 despite protein kinase A (PKA) treatment, suggesting differential signalling and modulation cascades involving Pln-mediated Ca(2+) regulation in EOM. Increased expression of Ca(2+)/SR mRNA, proteins, differential post-translational modification of Pln and superior Ca(2+) buffering is consistent with the improved ability of EOM to handle elevated intracellular Ca(2+) levels. These characteristics provide mechanistic insight for the potential role of superior Ca(2+) buffering in the unusual physiology of EOM and their sparing in DMD.

  8. The management of superior sulcus tumors

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    Komaki, Ritsuko; Cox, J.D.; Putnam, J.B. Jr [Texas Univ., Houston, TX (United States). Anderson Cancer Center] (and others)

    2001-09-01

    Superior sulcus tumors are a rare type of lung cancer arising in the apex of the lung above the sulcus and cause specific symptoms and signs depending on the location and whether the tumor extends into the surrounding structures. Because of the closeness of critical structures to the tumor (e.g., the subclavian artery for anterior lesions, the brachial plexus for lesions in the middle location, and the sympathetic stellate ganglion causing Horner's syndrome [Pancoast's tumor], the vertebral bodies, nerve foramen, and spinal cord for posterior lesions), superior sulcus tumors were often considered marginally respectable or unresectable. Therefore, for many years, preoperative radiation therapy was considered routine treatment for those tumors. However, with the evolution in our understanding of these tumors and modern imaging techniques such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonant imaging (MRI) and surgical techniques, there is now considerable debate about the roles and timing of surgical resection, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with these tumors. If mediastinoscopy reveals microscopic mediastinal lymph node involvement, the patient can be treated with preoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery. If there was a gross mediastinal lymph node involvement (N2) on CT, N3 or T4 lesions, the patient can be treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy with a curative intent; the outcome of such treatment appears to be better than that of sequential chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy. Whenever possible, without compromising the patient's quality of life, surgery should be considered to improve outcome. (author)

  9. STEREO Superior Solar Conjunction Mission Phase

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    Ossing, Daniel A.; Wilson, Daniel; Balon, Kevin; Hunt, Jack; Dudley, Owen; Chiu, George; Coulter, Timothy; Reese, Angel; Cox, Matthew; Srinivasan, Dipak; hide

    2017-01-01

    With its long duration and high gain antenna (HGA) feed thermal constraint; the NASA Solar-TErestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) solar conjunction mission phase is quite unique to deep space operations. Originally designed for a two year heliocentric orbit mission to primarily study coronal mass ejection propagation, after 8 years of continuous science data collection, the twin STEREO observatories entered the solar conjunction mission phase, for which they were not designed. Nine months before entering conjunction, an unforeseen thermal constraint threatened to stop daily communications and science data collection for 15months. With a 3.5 month long communication blackout from the superior solar conjunction, without ground commands, each observatory will reset every 3 days, resulting in 35 system resets at an Earth range of 2 AU. As the observatories will be conjoined for the first time in 8 years, a unique opportunity for calibrating the same instruments on identical spacecraft will occur. As each observatory has lost redundancy, and with only a limited fidelity hardware simulator, how can the new observatory configuration be adequately and safely tested on each spacecraft? Without ground commands, how would a 3-axis stabilized spacecraft safely manage the ever accumulating system momentum without using propellant for thrusters? Could science data still be collected for the duration of the solar conjunction mission phase? Would the observatories survive? In its second extended mission, operational resources were limited at best. This paper discusses the solutions to the STEREO superior solar conjunction operational challenges, science data impact, testing, mission operations, results, and lessons learned while implementing.

  10. Análisis comparativo entre las cadenas productivas del sector textil-confecciones de la provincia de Jiangsu-China y el departamento del Atlántico-Colombia Comparative analysis between the chain of textile-apparelin of Jiangsu Province in China and the department of the Atlántico-Colombia

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    Full Text Available En este artículo de investigación se presentan los resultados referentes al análisis comparativo de las cadenas productivas del sector textil-confecciones de la provincia de Jiangsu-China y el departamento del Atlántico-Colombia, identificando inicialmente las diferentes variables y categorías asociadas con las cadenas productivas, seguido de un análisis comparativo utilizando modelos de distritos industriales, modelos clúster y redes empresariales, lo que finalmente permitió establecer las diferencias de producción existentes entre las cadenas productivas del sector textil-confecciones del departamento del Atlántico y el de la provincia de Jiangsu en la República China, dos regiones que, aunque disímiles en muchos aspectos, muestran algunos puntos parecidos en materia de desarrollo de textiles y confecciones, particularmente en lo que tiene que ver con infraestructura operativa y formación de recurso humano. La evaluación de estas diferencias permitió establecer estrategias y lineamientos que pueden generar efectos positivos vía el mejoramiento de la competitividad y establecer mejores estrategias para la competencia.In this research paper presents the results concerning the comparative analysis of the textile production chain-garment of Jiangsu Province, China and the Department of Atlántico, Colombia, initially identifying the different variables and categories associated with the production chains followed by a comparative analysis using models of industrial districts, cluster models and enterprise networks, which eventually led to establishing the differences in production between production chains in the textile-clothing sector of the Atlantic Department and Jiangsu Province in the Republic China, two regions that, although dissimilar in many respects, displays some similarities in the development of textiles and garments, particularly as it has to do with operational infrastructure and human resource training. The

  11. Mechanism of the superior mechanical strength of nanometer-sized metal single crystals revealed

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    Afify, N. D.

    2013-10-01

    Clear understanding of the superior mechanical strength of nanometer-sized metal single crystals is required to derive advanced mechanical components retaining such superiority. Although high quality studies have been reported on nano-crystalline metals, the superiority of small single crystals has neither been fundamentally explained nor quantified to this date. Here we present a molecular dynamics study of aluminum single crystals in the size range from 4.1 nm to 40.5 nm. We show that the ultimate mechanical strength deteriorates exponentially as the single crystal size increases. The small crystals superiority is explained by their ability to continuously form vacancies and to recover them. © 2013 Published by Elsevier B.V.

  12. Pedossistemas da Mata Atlântica: considerações pertinentes sobre a sustentabilidade Atlantic Forest pedosystems relevant views on sustainability

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    Mauro Resende

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available No intuito de contribuir para o estudo da biodiversidade em um bioma importante como é a Mata Atlântica, algumas considerações são feitas dentro da visão pedológica. Enfoca-se a questão dos diversos fatores que podem influir nesta biodiversidade, como, por exemplo, a profundidade do solo, que pode variar a curtas distâncias. Questiona-se a visão conservacionista tradicional de proibir o uso dos solos com relevo acidentado, especialmente para a agricultura familiar. A água, os nutrientes e a radiação solar são apontados como os fatores básicos de funcionamento dos ecossistemas. Com base nas informações pedológicas, foi possível separar dez grandes ambientes que podem permitir melhor compreensão dos ecossistemas que compõem a Mata Atlântica. Em cada ambiente estratificado são comentadas suas principais características quanto aos nutrientes e à água e são feitas observações gerais quanto ao uso, à instabilidade e à sua importância ecológica.A pedological analysis was carried out on the ecologically important Atlantic Forest system, as a contribution to the study of its biodiversity. Focus is placed on some factors that can influence local diversity, such as soil depth, that varies within short distances. The reasons for prohibiting the cultivation of hilly soils by small farmers is also questioned. It is suggested that radiation, water and nutrient resources, should be emphasized, since they are essential to ecosystem functioning, instead of indirect variables. Based on pedological information, ten great environments in the Atlantic Forest were identified. Comments related to water and nutrients, and observations related to use, fragility and ecological importance are made about each stratified ecosystem. Two great ecosystems are indicated as potentially very important to diversity: shallow soil areas and rock outcrops and humic soil areas (a very important carbon sink, in the higher portions of the landscape.

  13. Risk Aversion in Game Shows

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    2008-01-01

    We review the use of behavior from television game shows to infer risk attitudes. These shows provide evidence when contestants are making decisions over very large stakes, and in a replicated, structured way. Inferences are generally confounded by the subjective assessment of skill in some games......, and the dynamic nature of the task in most games. We consider the game shows Card Sharks, Jeopardy!, Lingo, and finally Deal Or No Deal. We provide a detailed case study of the analyses of Deal Or No Deal, since it is suitable for inference about risk attitudes and has attracted considerable attention....

  14. Measuring performance at trade shows

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    Hansen, Kåre

    2004-01-01

    Trade shows is an increasingly important marketing activity to many companies, but current measures of trade show performance do not adequately capture dimensions important to exhibitors. Based on the marketing literature's outcome and behavior-based control system taxonomy, a model is built...... that captures a outcome-based sales dimension and four behavior-based dimensions (i.e. information-gathering, relationship building, image building, and motivation activities). A 16-item instrument is developed for assessing exhibitors perceptions of their trade show performance. The paper presents evidence...

  15. Superhydrophobic paper with superior stability against deformations and humidity

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    Wang, Nan; Xiong, Dangsheng; Pan, Sai; Deng, Yaling; Shi, Yan; Wang, Kun

    2016-12-01

    Superhydrophobic coatings on paper were achieved by means of incorporating micro-nano hierarchical topography, where the water droplet was repelled and rested in a spherical shape. A silica sol, which was prepared using tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS) as precursor and trimethylethoxysilane (TMES) as co-precursor, was poured on the paper to form a superhydrophobic surface. The coating was fluorine-free, environmentally friend, and could be easily fabricated on different kinds of papers. Besides, the transmittance of prepared coating reached up to 92% in visible light range, and the words on treated paper showed a good visualization. Moreover, the treated paper showed superior mechanical durability against 100 times of deformation, remarkable stability towards both the acidic and basic solutions. The treated paper could withstand 70 cycles of water condensation test (from 60 °C, 90% relative humidity to 10 °C) without losing superhydrophobicity, suggesting a long-term protection for paper.

  16. Superior cross-species reference genes: a blueberry case study.

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    Full Text Available The advent of affordable Next Generation Sequencing technologies has had major impact on studies of many crop species, where access to genomic technologies and genome-scale data sets has been extremely limited until now. The recent development of genomic resources in blueberry will enable the application of high throughput gene expression approaches that should relatively quickly increase our understanding of blueberry physiology. These studies, however, require a highly accurate and robust workflow and make necessary the identification of reference genes with high expression stability for correct target gene normalization. To create a set of superior reference genes for blueberry expression analyses, we mined a publicly available transcriptome data set from blueberry for orthologs to a set of Arabidopsis genes that showed the most stable expression in a developmental series. In total, the expression stability of 13 putative reference genes was evaluated by qPCR and a set of new references with high stability values across a developmental series in fruits and floral buds of blueberry were identified. We also demonstrated the need to use at least two, preferably three, reference genes to avoid inconsistencies in results, even when superior reference genes are used. The new references identified here provide a valuable resource for accurate normalization of gene expression in Vaccinium spp. and may be useful for other members of the Ericaceae family as well.

  17. Designing functionally graded materials with superior load-bearing properties.

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    Zhang, Yu; Sun, Ming-Jie; Zhang, Denzil

    2012-03-01

    Ceramic prostheses often fail from fracture and wear. We hypothesize that these failures may be substantially mitigated by an appropriate grading of elastic modulus at the ceramic surface. In this study, we elucidate the effect of elastic modulus profile on the flexural damage resistance of functionally graded materials (FGMs), providing theoretical guidelines for designing FGMs with superior load-bearing property. The Young's modulus of the graded structure is assumed to vary in a power-law relation with a scaling exponent n; this is in accordance with experimental observations from our laboratory and elsewhere. Based on the theory for bending of graded beams, we examine the effect of n value and bulk-to-surface modulus ratio (E(b)/E(s)) on stress distribution through the graded layer. Theory predicts that a low exponent (0.15graded materials with various n values and E(b)/E(s) ratios can be fabricated by infiltrating alumina and zirconia with a low-modulus glass. Flexural tests show that graded alumina and zirconia with suitable values of these parameters exhibit superior load-bearing capacity, 20-50% higher than their homogeneous counterparts. Improving load-bearing capacity of ceramic materials could have broad impacts on biomedical, civil, structural, and an array of other engineering applications.

  18. Superior cross-species reference genes: a blueberry case study.

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    Die, Jose V; Rowland, Lisa J

    2013-01-01

    The advent of affordable Next Generation Sequencing technologies has had major impact on studies of many crop species, where access to genomic technologies and genome-scale data sets has been extremely limited until now. The recent development of genomic resources in blueberry will enable the application of high throughput gene expression approaches that should relatively quickly increase our understanding of blueberry physiology. These studies, however, require a highly accurate and robust workflow and make necessary the identification of reference genes with high expression stability for correct target gene normalization. To create a set of superior reference genes for blueberry expression analyses, we mined a publicly available transcriptome data set from blueberry for orthologs to a set of Arabidopsis genes that showed the most stable expression in a developmental series. In total, the expression stability of 13 putative reference genes was evaluated by qPCR and a set of new references with high stability values across a developmental series in fruits and floral buds of blueberry were identified. We also demonstrated the need to use at least two, preferably three, reference genes to avoid inconsistencies in results, even when superior reference genes are used. The new references identified here provide a valuable resource for accurate normalization of gene expression in Vaccinium spp. and may be useful for other members of the Ericaceae family as well.

  19. The Word Superiority Effect in central and peripheral vision

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    Sand, Katrine; Habekost, Thomas; Petersen, Anders

    2016-01-01

    The Word Superiority Effect (WSE) is a well-known phenomenon in reading research, where words are reported more accurately than single letters or non-words. We report two experiments that investigate the WSE in the central and peripheral visual field, as well as laterality differences in the perc......The Word Superiority Effect (WSE) is a well-known phenomenon in reading research, where words are reported more accurately than single letters or non-words. We report two experiments that investigate the WSE in the central and peripheral visual field, as well as laterality differences...... in the perception of words and letters, using methods based on the Theory of Visual Attention. The results show a WSE in the central visual field, reflected in mean scores, perception thresholds, and processing speed, whereas the effect is eliminated or reversed in the periphery. This may be caused by crowding......, which prevents lexical analysis of a word in the periphery. We conclude that perception of words and letters differs according to location in the visual field. Linking our results to previous studies of crowding effects in patients with reading impairments, we hypothesize that similar mechanisms may...

  20. Tokyo Motor Show 2003; Tokyo Motor Show 2003

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    Joly, E.

    2004-01-01

    The text which follows present the different techniques exposed during the 37. Tokyo Motor Show. The report points out the great tendencies of developments of the Japanese automobile industry. The hybrid electric-powered vehicles or those equipped with fuel cells have been highlighted by the Japanese manufacturers which allow considerable budgets in the research of less polluting vehicles. The exposed models, although being all different according to the manufacturer, use always a hybrid system: fuel cell/battery. The manufacturers have stressed too on the intelligent systems for navigation and safety as well as on the design and comfort. (O.M.)

  1. Depósitos cuaternarios de la costa atlántica fueguina, entre los cabos Peñas y Ewan Quaternary deposits of the Fuegian Atlantic coast between Peñas and Ewan capes

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    G.G. Bujalesky

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    Full Text Available La zona litoral del noreste de Tierra del Fuego situada entre los cabos Peñas y Ewan fue afectada por procesos vinculados a las glaciaciones y transgresiones del Cuaternario. El área estuvo libre de hielo, al menos, desde hace unos 1,5 Ma. Los depósitos glacifluviales fueron retrabajados por los procesos litorales y dieron origen a playas de grava durante los episodios interglaciales. En el área se reconocieron cuatro niveles de playas de grava del Pleistoceno. Los dos niveles más jóvenes e inferiores corresponden a los estadíos isotópicos 18O 5e (Formación La Sara, 7 m sobre la berma de tormenta actual y 7 (Formación Shaiwaal, 12 m s.b.t.. Los niveles superiores se corresponderían a episodios interglaciales más antiguos que el estadío isotópico 18O 11 (Formación Viamonte, 38 m s.b.t. y Formación Najmishk, 53 m s.b.t.. Estas son las playas elevadas del Pleistoceno más australes del mundo. Durante el Holoceno, el desarrollo de las planicies de cordones litorales de grava comenzó a obturar los estuarios interiores de las entrantes costeras de la ensenada de la Colonia y de la desembocadura del río Fuego hace unos 5000 años A.P. Estas planicies de cordones muestran características regresivas. No revelan erosión, reciclado de sedimentos (canibalismo y retroceso litoral, como el resto de las formas litorales de la costa atlántica septentrional de Tierra del Fuego.The littoral zone of north-eastern Tierra del Fuego located between Cabo Peñas and Cabo Ewan was affected by processes related to the Quaternary glaciations and marine transgressions. This was a free-ice area at least since 1.5 Ma B.P. Glacifluvial deposits were re-worked by litoral processes that formed gravel beaches during highstands of the sea level. Four levels of Pleistocene gravel beaches were recognized in the area. The younger and lower levels would probably correspond to the oxygen isotope stage 5e (La Sara Formation, altitude about 7 m above the present

  2. Hallazgo de Pelliciera Rhizophorae Triana & Planchon (Theaceae en la Costa del Atlántico, con observaciones taxonómicas y biogeográficas preliminares Hallazgo de Pelliciera Rhizophorae Triana & Planchon (Theaceae en la Costa del Atlántico, con observaciones taxonómicas y biogeográficas preliminares

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    Calderón Sáenz Eduardo

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    Pelliciera rhizopharae Triana & Planchon es reported for the first time in the Atlantic Coast. This species has been considered so far as an endemics in the tropical American Pacific coast. Some biogeographical and taxonomic observations are included, as well as a description of the material found.

    Se reporta por primera vez el "mangle piñuelo" Pelliciera rhizophorae Triana & Planchon para la costa del Atlántico. Esta especie es considerada hasta la fecha endémica en la costa tropical del Pacifico americana. Acompañan el reporte algunas observaciones de carácter biogeográfico y taxonómico, así como una descripción de los ejemplares encontrados.

  3. Risk Aversion in Game Shows

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    Andersen, Steffen; Lau, Morten I.; Rutström, E. Elisabet

    2008-01-01

    , and the dynamic nature of the task in most games. We consider the game shows Card Sharks, Jeopardy!, Lingo, and finally Deal Or No Deal. We provide a detailed case study of the analyses of Deal Or No Deal, since it is suitable for inference about risk attitudes and has attracted considerable attention....

  4. Phyllodes tumor showing intraductal growth.

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    Makidono, Akari; Tsunoda, Hiroko; Mori, Miki; Yagata, Hiroshi; Onoda, Yui; Kikuchi, Mari; Nozaki, Taiki; Saida, Yukihisa; Nakamura, Seigo; Suzuki, Koyu

    2013-07-01

    Phyllodes tumor of the breast is a rare fibroepithelial lesion and particularly uncommon in adolescent girls. It is thought to arise from the periductal rather than intralobular stroma. Usually, it is seen as a well-defined mass. Phyllodes tumor showing intraductal growth is extremely rare. Here we report a girl who has a phyllodes tumor with intraductal growth.

  5. Pembrolizumab Shows Promise for NSCLC.

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    2015-06-01

    Data from the KEYNOTE-001 trial show that pembrolizumab improves clinical outcomes for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, and is well tolerated. PD-L1 expression in at least 50% of tumor cells correlated with improved efficacy.

  6. Create a Polarized Light Show.

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    Conrad, William H.

    1992-01-01

    Presents a lesson that introduces students to polarized light using a problem-solving approach. After illustrating the concept using a slinky and poster board with a vertical slot, students solve the problem of creating a polarized light show using Polya's problem-solving methods. (MDH)

  7. Percepción y actitudes hacia la inclusión educativa de los docentes de Soledad, Atlántico (Colombia, 2008

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    Orietta Díaz Haydar

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentados en políticas mundiales de inclusión social y características sociodemográficas de vulnerabilidad del municipio de Soledad (Atlántico se propuso, como objetivo de esta investigación, caracterizar e interpretar las actitudes de los docentes de Soledad hacia la inclusión educativa, desde su propia perspectiva, través de la aplicación de escala de actitudes, análisis de su discurso y observación persistente. Se aplicó la metodología hermenéutica, utilizando, triangulación múltiple, escala de actitudes (EAPROF como pretexto de las entrevistas y entrevistas focalizadas con actores claves, contrastándolo todo con observaciones de campo. Con la escala de actitudes se identificó ambivalencia en las actitudes de los docentes hacia la inclusión educativa y del análisis del discurso emergieron categorías que muestran la importancia y urgencia de realizar acciones tendientes a propiciar actitudes favorables en los docentes, para asegurar así el éxito de la inclusión en el municipio de Soledad.

  8. Cor da pele, distinções e cargos: Portugal e espaços atlânticos portugueses (séculos XVI a XVIII

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    João de Figueirôa-Rêgo

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    Full Text Available Neste texto, analisa-se de que forma o centro político de Lisboa e as elites coloniais lidaram com a realidade da cor no espaço atlântico, sobretudo no que respeitava ao provimento de lugares e, inclusive, no acesso a distinções sociais de patamar intermédio; averigua-se o modo como o centro político fundamentou as suas perspectivas sobre a temática em diversas cronologias; tenta-se também sondar se nalguns locais a existência de sangue nativo no seio dos grupos sociais elevados terá alterado uma percepção simplista das variantes cromáticas. Como a questão abarcou, grosso modo, os tempos fortes (1570-1773 da vigência dos estatutos de pureza de sangue em Portugal, discute-se a possível conexão / contaminação entre essas duas realidades.

  9. Preparativos del viaje de Diego de Nicuesa para poblar la Tierra Firme. Sevilla y los mercaderes del comercio atlántico (1509

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    Mena García, Carmen

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    Full Text Available On these pages we reveal absolutely new aspects of Alonso de Ojeda and Diego de Nicuesa’s expedition to the Tierra Firme. In particular, we pay attention to the preparations carried out by Nicuesa in Seville, whose expenses and mishaps were reflected both in the accounts of Matienzo’s Treasury book and Seville’s notary records. In our research, a trading network emerges with a noticeable predominance of Basque and Genovese merchants interested in the Atlantic trade and who actively participated in the service of the flotilla of Tierra Firme.

    Desvelamos en estas páginas aspectos absolutamente novedosos de la expedición de Alonso de Ojeda y Diego de Nicuesa a la Tierra Firme. En especial, nos preocupamos por investigar los preparativos realizados en solitario por Nicuesa en Sevilla, cuyos gastos y vicisitudes quedaron reflejados tanto en el libro de cuentas del tesorero Matienzo como en los registros notariales hispalenses. Todo un entramado mercantil aflora en nuestra pesquisa con un notorio predominio de los comerciantes vascos y genoveses interesados en el comercio atlántico, que ahora participan activamente al servicio de la flotilla de Tierra Firme.

  10. La cultura escrita en el Mundo Atlántico colonial: Brasil y América del norte. Claves historiográficas, retos y perspectivas

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    González Sánchez, Carlos Alberto

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    Full Text Available This article seeks a critical assessment on Written Culture of colonials Brazil and North America. Its aim is to set out historiographic balance that allows us a comparative prospect with the rest of the American Continent. As a last resort it wants to provide new study perspectives relating to the need for a common history of the Americas. Perhaps this objective can go beyond the topics and disparate underestandings that distort Atlantic World History.Este artículo pretende hacer una valoración crítica de la investigación sobre la cultura escrita de Brasil y Norteamérica coloniales, con el fin de plantear un balance historiográfico que nos permita una perspectiva comparativa con los estudios realizados sobre el resto del continente americano. En última instancia, intenta ofrecer unas nuevas perspectivas de estudio fundamentadas en la necesidad de una historia común de las Américas, que puedan superar los tópicos y concepciones dispares que deforman la historia del Mundo Atlántico.

  11. El ciclo vital de Zanclea giancarloi Boero, Bouillon Gravili, 2000 (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa, Zancleidae en la costa vasca (SE Golfo de Vizcaya, Atlántico NE.

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    ALTUNA, A.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Se ha obtenido en la costa vasca (Golfo de Vizcaya, España, Atlántico nororiental el hidrozoo Zanclea giancarloi Boero, Bouillon Gravili, 2000, que era conocido únicamente de unas pocas citas en el Mediterráneo francés e italiano. El pólipo se ha cultivado en laboratorio hasta la obtención de medusas masculinas adultas, que se describen por vez primera. La medusa presenta una vida muy corta. Se libera del pólipo, madura en 8-10 días en los que apenas aumenta de tamaño, y muere. En los pólipos, y a diferencia del material tipo, sólo se han observado euriteles macrobásicos con espinas en 1/5 de la longitud del tubo descargado, y el hipostoma muestra un patrón estrellado de color blanco. La especie ha sido hallada en 2006 en una estación habitual de muestreo por el autor desde 1982, discutiéndose una posible relación entre su presencia y el calentamiento excepcional del agua marina en los años 2003–2006.

  12. ¿Rumores, miedo o epidemia? La peste de 1913 y 1914 en la costa atlántica de Colombia

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    Jorge Márquez Valderrama

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    Full Text Available A fines del siglo XIX, el comercio internacional y la navegación a vapor facilitaron la tercera pandemia de peste bubónica que comenzó en China en 1891 y llegó al continente americano en 1898. Este flagelo parece haber tocado las costas colombianas entre 1913 y 1915, en pleno auge de la medicina pasteriana. Las deficiencias del aparato científico-sanitario estatal colombiano, basado en la bacteriología y la epidemiología nacientes no le permitieron al Estado y al cuerpo médico responder al miedo y a los rumores de epidemia que lograron afectar negativamente el comercio. Tampoco pudieron las autoridades enfrentar el problema con medidas apropiadas para el diagnóstico, el tratamiento de pacientes, el saneamiento urbano y el aislamiento de los lugares contaminados. Estas dificultades provocaron una confrontación entre el Estado y el cuerpo médico, suscitando una discusión sobre la real existencia de la peste. Esta discusión fue zanjada por la medicina oficial norteamericana que, en su veredicto, dio preferencia a los intereses comerciales de Estados Unidos, ignorando las urgencias sanitarias de la costa atlántica colombiana.

  13. Variabilidade da temperatura do solo em função da liteira em fragmento remanescente de mata atlântica

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    Rayonil G. Carneiro

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A temperatura do solo (TS é um dos elementos importantes na caracterização do microclima havendo poucos estudos sobre sua variabilidade em ambientes florestais. Um estudo experimental foi realizado dentro de um fragmento de Mata Atlântica remanescente, no município de Coruripe, Alagoas, no período entre junho/2009 a maio/2011, com o objetivo de caracterizar a variabilidade da temperatura anual e sazonal e a influência da cobertura de liteira no solo. Os dados foram obtidos através de uma torre micrometeorológica de 26 m de altura instalada dentro da floresta. Para os perfis de temperatura do solo foram utilizados termopares tipo cobre/constantan, nas profundidades 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50 e 100 cm, no primeiro ano de estudo e de 1, 5, 10, 20 e 50 cm nas áreas com e sem cobertura por liteira, no segundo ano de estudo em que os resultados obtidos apresentaram maior variabilidade da TS entre as camadas mais superficiais. O comportamento da TS foi bastante distinto entre os períodos com o seco apresentando uma amplitude térmica maior enquanto, por sua vez, o chuvoso registrou as maiores variações da TS com a profundidade cujos resultados ainda indicaram que a cobertura por liteira produziu maior variação da TS com a profundidade do solo.

  14. Mata Atlântica, paleoterritórios e história ambiental Brazilian atlantic coastal forest, paleoterritories, and environmental history

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    Rogério Ribeiro de Oliveira

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo trata da Mata Atlântica e das interferências antrópicas que este bioma sofreu no tempo, tendo por objetivo incluir o legado da atividade humana como parte das suas condições ecológicas. Como forma de análise dos processos sucessionais, é proposto o resgate dos paleoterritórios, aqui entendidos como as resultantes ecológicas decorrentes do uso dos ecossistemas por populações passadas na busca de suas condições de existência.This article deals with the Atlantic Rainforest and the anthropic interferences imposed on this biome throughout time. Its goal is to include the legacy of human activity as part of the explanation for its ecological state. As a way to analyze the sucessional processes, the concept of paleo-territory recovery is proposed in order to understand the ecological resultants due to the use of the ecosystems by traditional populations for means of existence.

  15. ¿Rumores, miedo o epidemia? La peste de 1913 y 1914 en la costa atlántica de Colombia

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    Márquez Valderrama Jorge

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available A fines del siglo XIX, el comercio internacional y la navegación a vapor facilitaron la tercera pandemia de peste bubónica que comenzó en China en 1891 y llegó al continente americano en 1898. Este flagelo parece haber tocado las costas colombianas entre 1913 y 1915, en pleno auge de la medicina pasteriana. Las deficiencias del aparato científico-sanitario estatal colombiano, basado en la bacteriología y la epidemiología nacientes no le permitieron al Estado y al cuerpo médico responder al miedo y a los rumores de epidemia que lograron afectar negativamente el comercio. Tampoco pudieron las autoridades enfrentar el problema con medidas apropiadas para el diagnóstico, el tratamiento de pacientes, el saneamiento urbano y el aislamiento de los lugares contaminados. Estas dificultades provocaron una confrontación entre el Estado y el cuerpo médico, suscitando una discusión sobre la real existencia de la peste. Esta discusión fue zanjada por la medicina oficial norteamericana que, en su veredicto, dio preferencia a los intereses comerciales de Estados Unidos, ignorando las urgencias sanitarias de la costa atlántica colombiana.

  16. Estrutura de um fragmento de Floresta Atlântica em regeneração com ocorrência de Caesalpinia echinata Lam. (pau-brasil

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    Liliane Baldan Zani

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2012v25n4p75   Este trabalho teve por objetivo analisar a estrutura fitossociológica de um fragmento remanescente de Floresta Atlântica em regeneração no município de Aracruz-ES em uma floresta de tabuleiro com ocorrência natural de Caesalpinia echinata Lam. Foram instaladas 10 unidades amostrais (parcelas de 10 x 50m sendo amostrados todos os indivíduos com DAP≥5cm e <10cm. Ao todo foram amostrados 500 indivíduos distribuídos em 181 espécies. As famílias com maior riqueza foram Leguminosae (35, Sapotaceae (18 e Myrtaceae (14. As espécies mais importantes foram Caesalpinia echinata Lam., Eugenia tinguyensis Cambess. e Pterocarpus rohrii Vahl. O índice de Shannon (H’ foi de 4,89 e a equabilidade (J’ foi de 0,94. Essa área é um dos últimos fragmentos remanescentes com pau-brasil nativo do estado do Espírito Santo e a população dessa espécie encontra-se bem preservada no local, ocorrendo com grande frequência, enfatizando a importância da preservação de pequenos fragmentos florestais para conservação da biodiversidade.

  17. Caracterización anatómica ultraestructural de las variantes "Atlántica", "Sur" y "Cebolla" del bambú, Guadua angustifolia (Poaceae: Bambusoideae, en Costa Rica

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    Mayra Montiel

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    Full Text Available Se hizo una caracterización ultraestructural de tres variaciones o formas de Guadua angustifolia cultivadas en Costa Rica, y además se analizaron tres especímenes de Guadua sp. (formas 2, 3 y 4, los cuales se supone que están relacionados con G.angustifolia. Hay gran similitud ultraestructural entre las formas. Principales diferencias: en la epidermis abaxial de la lámina foliar de la forma "cebolla" no hay tricomas, mientras que en la misma sección de la hoja de la forma "sur" o "mansa" los tricomas son en forma de gancho. En la forma "atlántica" o "brava" los tricomas son bicelulares. En cuanto a la sección adaxial de las brácteas del culmo, la forma "cebolla" no presenta tricomas, la forma "sur" tiene numerosos tricomas unicelulares largos, y la forma "atlántica" tiene escasos tricomas. Los tricomas son un caracter taxonómico importante que permite una fácil diferenciación de estas variaciones de bambú.We present an ultrastructural characterization of three variants or "forms" of Guadua angustifolia and of the closely related Guadua sp., from Costa Rican populations. Their ultrastructure is similar. Differences are: the absence of trichomes in the abaxial epidermis of leaf lamina in "Cebolla" and hook-shaped trichomes in the lamina of Guadua "Sur" or "Mansa". Trichomes were bicellular in "Atlántica" or "Brava". In the adaxial section of the culm sheaths, "Cebolla" lacks trichomes, "Sur" has abundant and long unicellular trichomes, and "Atlántica" has scarce trichomes (trichomes are an important taxonomic characteristic for differentiation of bamboo variants, and they facilitate genotype identification. The bulliform cells present the following variation: large and segmented in G . "Cebolla"; of medium size in G. "Sur", and thin and grouped in G. "Atlántica". Rev. Biol. Trop. 54(Suppl. 2: 1-12. Epub 2006 Dec. 01.

  18. Reality show: um paradoxo nietzschiano

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    Ilana Feldman

    2011-01-01

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    O fenômeno dos reality shows - e a subseqüente relação entre imagem e verdade - assenta-se sobre uma série de paradoxos. Tais paradoxos podem ser compreendidos à luz do pensamento do filósofo alemão Friedrich Nietzsche, que, através dos usos de formulações paradoxais, concebia a realidade como um mundo de pura aparência e a verdade como um acréscimo ficcional, como um efeito. A ficção é então tomada, na filosofia de Nietzsche, não em seu aspecto falsificante e desrealizador - como sempre pleiteou nossa tradição metafísica -, mas como condição necessária para que certa espécie de invenção possa operar como verdade. Sendo assim, a própria expressão reality show, através de sua formulação paradoxal, engendra explicitamente um mundo de pura aparência, em que a verdade, a parte reality da proposição, é da ordem do suplemento, daquilo que se acrescenta ficcionalmente - como um adjetivo - a show. O ornamento, nesse caso, passa a ocupar o lugar central, apontando para o efeito produzido: o efeito-de-verdade. Seguindo, então, o pensamento nietzschiano e sua atualização na contemporaneidade, investigaremos de que forma os televisivos “shows de realidade” operam paradoxalmente, em consonância com nossas paradoxais práticas culturais.

  19. Lake Superior Coastal Wetland Fish Assemblages and ...

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    The role of the coastal margin and the watershed context in defining the ecology of even very large lakes is increasingly being recognized and examined. Coastal wetlands are both important contributors to the biodiversity and productivity of large lakes and important mediators of the lake-basin connection. We explored wetland-watershed connections and their relationship to wetland function and condition using data collected from 37 Lake Superior wetlands spanning a substantial geographic and geomorphic gradient. While none of these wetlands are particularly disturbed, there were nevertheless clear relationships between watershed landuse and wetland habitat and biota, and these varied consistently across wetland type categories that reflected the strength of connection to the watershed. For example, water clarity and vegetation structure complexity declined with decreasing percent natural land cover, and these effects were strongest in riverine wetlands (having generally large watersheds and tributary-dominated hydrology) and weakest in lagoon wetlands (having generally small watersheds and lake-dominate hydrology). Fish abundance and species richness both increased with decreasing percent natural land cover while species diversity decreased, and again the effect was strongest in riverine wetlands. Lagoonal wetlands, which lack any substantial tributary, consistently harbored the fewest species of fish and a composition different from the more watershed-lin

  20. Uma Revisão dos Processos de Interação Oceano-Atmosfera em Regiões de Intenso Gradiente Termal do Oceano Atlântico Sul Baseada em Dados Observacionais

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    Luciano Ponzi Pezzi

    Full Text Available Resumo De um modo geral, a interação do oceano com a atmosfera em regiões de intensa atividade da mesoescala oceânica (frentes oceanográficas, meandros e turbilhões de escalas espaciais típicas de cerca de 100-500 km e escalas temporais de cerca de 2-3 meses apresenta uma correlação positiva entre a temperatura da superfície do mar (TSM e variáveis meteorológicas tais como a estabilidade da Camada Limite Atmosférica Marinha (CLAM, a intensidade do vento e os fluxos de calor, de momentum e de gases entre o oceano e a atmosfera. Isto sugere que o oceano força a atmosfera nas escalas espaciais e temporais relacionados à mesoescala oceânica. Principalmente com base em dados observacionais, porém não exclusivamente, este trabalho apresenta uma breve revisão científica sobre o impacto das estruturas de mesoescala presentes no Oceano Atlântico Sudoeste em alguns componentes do sistema acoplado oceano-atmosfera que, em certos aspectos, impactam o tempo e o clima da regiões continentais adjacentes na América do Sul. Inclui-se neste artigo também uma breve revisão do estado da arte do conhecimento sobre a parte oceânica da Zona de Convergência do Atlântico Sul. Este artigo apresenta as características oceanográficas gerais da área de estudo, incluindo alguns aspectos sobre a circulação do Atlântico Sul e a variabilidade. Lembrando do fato que o Atlântico Sudoeste e Sul são regiões consideradas como trilha de tempestade, este trabalho também discute os impactos dos gradientes de TSM do Oceano Atlântico Sul Ocidental sobre os sistemas atmosféricos transientes que atravessam frequentemente esta região. Além disso, o artigo discute novos indícios de que os processos oceanográficos que ocorrem no litoral sul do Brasil no inverno tem um forte impacto sobre a modulação CLAM sobre a plataforma continental do sul do Brasil. O artigo aponta também índicos passados e presentes que os processos ecológicos causados pela

  1. Picasso on Show in Shanghai

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    2011-01-01

    A staff member of the National Picasso Museum of France checks one of the great Spanish artist Pablo Picasso’s works at the China Pavilion inside the site of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai on October 12.Sixty-two priceless paintings and statues selected from the works of the renowned artist have been brought to the pavilion for an upcoming exhibition to premiere on October 18.Besides these representative masterpieces,50 valuable photographs showing the artist’s whole life will also be presented.The exhibition’s estimated value is 678 million euros ($934 million).It will be held until January 10,2012.

  2. Reality shows: uma abordagem psicossocial

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    Marília Pereira Bueno Millan

    Full Text Available Desde os primórdios da civilização, o ser humano mostra necessidade de representar cenicamente seus dramas pessoais e vicissitudes existenciais. O "reality show" é uma das versões pós-modernas da encenação da vida humana. Este artigo, por meio de uma pesquisa bibliográfica, analisa criticamente as relações existentes entre o "reality show" e aspectos psicossociais do comportamento humano. Conclui-se que tais programas televisivos são o retrato da contemporaneidade, ou seja, revelam a morte do sujeito, a fugacidade das experiências vividas, a desvalorização da história e o culto à imagem e à superficialidade. Por meio da sedução do espectador, mobilizam-se aspectos primitivos de seu psiquismo, fazendo com que ele se sinta narcisicamente poderoso e onipotente e se acredite dono do destino dos participantes do programa. Sugerem-se novos estudos que contribuam para a reflexão crítica e maior conscientização.

  3. "Medicine show." Alice in Doctorland.

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    1987-01-01

    This is an excerpt from the script of a 1939 play provided to the Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health by the Library of Congress Federal Theater Project Collection at George Mason University Library, Fairfax, Virginia, pages 2-1-8 thru 2-1-14. The Federal Theatre Project (FTP) was part of the New Deal program for the arts 1935-1939. Funded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) its goal was to employ theater professionals from the relief rolls. A number of FTP plays deal with aspects of medicine and public health. Pageants, puppet shows and documentary plays celebrated progress in medical science while examining social controversies in medical services and the public health movement. "Medicine Show" sharply contrasts technological wonders with social backwardness. The play was rehearsed by the FTP but never opened because funding ended. A revised version ran on Broadway in 1940. The preceding comments are adapted from an excellent, well-illustrated review of five of these plays by Barabara Melosh: "The New Deal's Federal Theatre Project," Medical Heritage, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan/Feb 1986), pp. 36-47.

  4. Coastal geology and recent origins for Sand Point, Lake Superior

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    Fisher, Timothy G.; Krantz, David E.; Castaneda, Mario R.; Loope, Walter L.; Jol, Harry M.; Goble, Ronald J.; Higley, Melinda C.; DeWald, Samantha; Hansen, Paul

    2014-01-01

    Sand Point is a small cuspate foreland located along the southeastern shore of Lake Superior within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near Munising, Michigan. Park managers’ concerns for the integrity of historic buildings at the northern periphery of the point during the rising lake levels in the mid-1980s greatly elevated the priority of research into the geomorphic history and age of Sand Point. To pursue this priority, we recovered sediment cores from four ponds on Sand Point, assessed subsurface stratigraphy onshore and offshore using geophysical techniques, and interpreted the chronology of events using radiocarbon and luminescence dating. Sand Point formed at the southwest edge of a subaqueous platform whose base is probably constructed of glacial diamicton and outwash. During the post-glacial Nipissing Transgression, the base was mantled with sand derived from erosion of adjacent sandstone cliffs. An aerial photograph time sequence, 1939–present, shows that the periphery of the platform has evolved considerably during historical time, infl uenced by transport of sediment into adjacent South Bay. Shallow seismic refl ections suggest slump blocks along the leading edge of the platform. Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and shallow seismic refl ections to the northwest of the platform reveal large sand waves within a deep (12 m) channel produced by currents fl owing episodically to the northeast into Lake Superior. Ground-penetrating radar profi les show transport and deposition of sand across the upper surface of the platform. Basal radiocarbon dates from ponds between subaerial beach ridges range in age from 540 to 910 cal yr B.P., suggesting that Sand Point became emergent during the last ~1000 years, upon the separation of Lake Superior from Lakes Huron and Michigan. However, optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages from the beach ridges were two to three times as old as the radiocarbon ages, implying that emergence of Sand Point may have begun

  5. Firm-specific information, analysts’ superiority and investment value

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    Lu; Li; Erjia; Yang; Tusheng; Xiao

    2014-01-01

    Using a sample of Chinese security analysts’recommendations from 2005 to2010,we examine the source of analysts’superiority and the investment value of their recommendations.Using a calendar-time portfolio approach,we find that,on average,analysts’recommendations are valuable and that analysts are better at analyzing and transferring firm-specific information than market-wide or industry-level information.In addition,we show that the investment value of recommendations increases as firm-specific information becomes more important in stock pricing.Our empirical results are useful in guiding investors and helping brokerage houses to evaluate the output of research departments.

  6. Retinal Origin of Direction Selectivity in the Superior Colliculus

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    Shi, Xuefeng; Barchini, Jad; Ledesma, Hector Acaron; Koren, David; Jin, Yanjiao; Liu, Xiaorong; Wei, Wei; Cang, Jianhua

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    Detecting visual features in the environment such as motion direction is crucial for survival. The circuit mechanisms that give rise to direction selectivity in a major visual center, the superior colliculus (SC), are entirely unknown. Here, we optogenetically isolate the retinal inputs that individual direction-selective SC neurons receive and find that they are already selective as a result of precisely converging inputs from similarly-tuned retinal ganglion cells. The direction selective retinal input is linearly amplified by the intracollicular circuits without changing its preferred direction or level of selectivity. Finally, using 2-photon calcium imaging, we show that SC direction selectivity is dramatically reduced in transgenic mice that have decreased retinal selectivity. Together, our studies demonstrate a retinal origin of direction selectivity in the SC, and reveal a central visual deficit as a consequence of altered feature selectivity in the retina. PMID:28192394

  7. Retinal origin of direction selectivity in the superior colliculus.

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    Shi, Xuefeng; Barchini, Jad; Ledesma, Hector Acaron; Koren, David; Jin, Yanjiao; Liu, Xiaorong; Wei, Wei; Cang, Jianhua

    2017-04-01

    Detecting visual features in the environment, such as motion direction, is crucial for survival. The circuit mechanisms that give rise to direction selectivity in a major visual center, the superior colliculus (SC), are entirely unknown. We optogenetically isolate the retinal inputs that individual direction-selective SC neurons receive and find that they are already selective as a result of precisely converging inputs from similarly tuned retinal ganglion cells. The direction-selective retinal input is linearly amplified by intracollicular circuits without changing its preferred direction or level of selectivity. Finally, using two-photon calcium imaging, we show that SC direction selectivity is dramatically reduced in transgenic mice that have decreased retinal selectivity. Together, our studies demonstrate a retinal origin of direction selectivity in the SC and reveal a central visual deficit as a consequence of altered feature selectivity in the retina.

  8. Carbon phosphide monolayers with superior carrier mobility

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    Wang, Gaoxue; Pandey, Ravindra; Karna, Shashi P.

    2016-04-01

    Two dimensional (2D) materials with a finite band gap and high carrier mobility are sought after materials from both fundamental and technological perspectives. In this paper, we present the results based on the particle swarm optimization method and density functional theory which predict three geometrically different phases of the carbon phosphide (CP) monolayer consisting of sp2 hybridized C atoms and sp3 hybridized P atoms in hexagonal networks. Two of the phases, referred to as α-CP and β-CP with puckered or buckled surfaces are semiconducting with highly anisotropic electronic and mechanical properties. More remarkably, they have the lightest electrons and holes among the known 2D semiconductors, yielding superior carrier mobility. The γ-CP has a distorted hexagonal network and exhibits a semi-metallic behavior with Dirac cones. These theoretical findings suggest that the binary CP monolayer is a yet unexplored 2D material holding great promise for applications in high-performance electronics and optoelectronics.Two dimensional (2D) materials with a finite band gap and high carrier mobility are sought after materials from both fundamental and technological perspectives. In this paper, we present the results based on the particle swarm optimization method and density functional theory which predict three geometrically different phases of the carbon phosphide (CP) monolayer consisting of sp2 hybridized C atoms and sp3 hybridized P atoms in hexagonal networks. Two of the phases, referred to as α-CP and β-CP with puckered or buckled surfaces are semiconducting with highly anisotropic electronic and mechanical properties. More remarkably, they have the lightest electrons and holes among the known 2D semiconductors, yielding superior carrier mobility. The γ-CP has a distorted hexagonal network and exhibits a semi-metallic behavior with Dirac cones. These theoretical findings suggest that the binary CP monolayer is a yet unexplored 2D material holding great

  9. Absent right superior caval vein in situs solitus

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    Lytzen, Rebekka; Sundberg, Karin; Vejlstrup, Niels

    2015-01-01

    no postnatal complications. All children were found to have healthy hearts at follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: In all cases, the findings proved to be a benign condition with no clinical manifestations or complications. Although isolated absent right superior caval vein does not seem to affect the outcome, associated......Introduction In up to 0.07% of the general population, the right anterior cardinal vein obliterates and the left remains open, creating an absent right superior caval vein and a persistent left superior caval vein. Absent right superior caval vein is associated with additional congenital heart...... disease in about half the patients. We wished to study the consequences of absent right superior caval vein as an incidental finding on prenatal ultrasonic malformation screening. Material and methods This is a retrospective case series study of all foetuses diagnosed with absent right superior caval vein...

  10. Riqueza, abundância e sazonalidade de Sphingidae (Lepidoptera num fragmento de Mata Atlântica de Pernambuco, Brasil Species richness, abundance and seasonality of Sphingidae (Lepidoptera in a fragment of Atlantic Rainforest of Pernambuco, Brazil

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    José A. Duarte Júnior

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    Full Text Available Na Mata Atlântica de Pernambuco, NE-Brasil (Reserva Biológica de Gurjaú, Cabo de Santo Agostinho foi realizado um levantamento de Sphingidae de dezembro de 2002 a novembro de 2003. Os esfingídeos foram coletados com luz de vapor de mercúrio durante duas noites consecutivas por mês, próximo ao novilúnio. Foram determinadas riqueza de espécies, abundância e sazonalidade. Oitenta e nove espécimes de 23 espécies em 13 gêneros foram registrados; 84% dos indivíduos foram machos. Muitas espécies foram raras e de 13 espécies foi coletado apenas um exemplar. Xylophanes loelia (Druce, 1878, X. libya (Druce, 1878, Hemeroplanes triptolemus (Cramer, 1779, Eumorpha anchemolus (Cramer, 1779, Manduca brasilensis (Jordan, 1911, M. hannibal (Cramer, 1779, Adhemarius gannascus (Stoll, 1790 e Protambulyx astygonus (Boisduval, [1875] foram registradas pela primeira vez no Nordeste do Brasil. A esfingofauna não mostrou nenhum padrão de sazonalidade, e riqueza e abundância de espécies de esfingídeos não se correlacionaram com precipitação mensal e temperatura.In the Atlantic Rainforest of Pernambuco, NE-Brazil (Reserva Biológica de Gurjaú, Cabo de Santo Agostinho a survey of Sphingidae was performed from December 2002 to November 2003. The hawkmoths were collected with vapor mercury light during two consecutive nights per months near new moon. Species richness, abundance and seasonality were determined. Eighty-nine specimens of 23 species in13 genera were recorded; 84% the individuals were males. Most species were rare and from 13 species only one exemplar was collected. Xylophanes loelia (Druce, 1878, X. libya (Druce, 1878, Hemeroplanes triptolemus (Cramer, 1779, Eumorpha anchemolus (Cramer, 1779, Manduca brasilensis (Jordan, 1911, M. hannibal (Cramer, 1779, Adhemarius gannascus (Stoll, 1790 e Protambulyx astygonus (Boisduval, [1875] were recorded for the first time in Northeastern Brazil. The sphingofauna showed no seasonal patterns and

  11. Geração do deflúvio de uma microbacia com Mata Atlântica, Cunha, SP. Runoff generation in a small catchment with Atlantic Rainforest, Cunha, SP, Brazil.

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    Maurício RANZINI

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como escopo estudar a resposta do deflúvio a eventos deprecipitação de uma microbacia experimental (37,5 ha com Mata Atlântica, localizadano Laboratório de Hidrologia Florestal Walter Emmerich, no Parque Estadual da Serrado Mar – Núcleo Cunha, SP. O escoamento direto foi de 8,3% da precipitação anual.A resposta do deflúvio à precipitação mostrou uma variabilidade de hidrogramas,que dependeu da magnitude da precipitação e das condições de umidade antecedente do solo.De um modo geral, os hidrogramas tenderam grosseiramente a reproduzir a precipitação(hietograma. Foram identificados dois grupos de hidrogramas de acordo com a relação entre aprecipitação e o pico de vazão. No primeiro, a contribuição do escoamento de base foi pequena,com o escoamento direto dominando o hidrograma e a área variável de afluência (A.V.A..No segundo grupo, um acréscimo na precipitação produziu um aumento no pico de vazãomesmo durante as chuvas mais intensas, sugerindo que a A.V.A. ocupou uma menor parte damicrobacia, próxima ao curso d’água. Esses resultados indicaram que a umidade antecedentedo solo foi importante para a resposta do deflúvio à precipitação.This paper studied the response of runoff to rainstorm events of a smallexperimental catchment (37.5 ha with Atlantic Rainforest. The Forest HydrologicalLaboratory, at Cunha, is located in the Serra do Mar State Park, SE Brazil. The total volume ofstormflow is 8.3% of annual rainfall. The response of runoff to rainfall showed a variability ofthe hydrographs, which depended on intensity of the precipitation and soil humidity conditionsbefore the flood. In general, the hydrographs tended to roughly reproduce the shape of therainstorm. It was identified two groups of hydrographs, separated according to the quotientbetween rainfall and peak flow. At first, the contribution of base flow was low, with the directrunoff hydrograph dominating and the variable source

  12. Utilização de habitats reprodutivos e micro-habitats de vocalização em uma taxocenose de anuros (Amphibia da Mata Atlântica do sudeste do Brasil

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    Jaime Bertoluci

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available Foi estudada a utilização de sítios reprodutivos e de vocalização em uma taxocenose de anuros do Parque Estadual Intervales, uma reserva de Mata Atlântica localizada no sudeste do Brasil (24°12' - 24°25' S, 48°03' - 48°30' W. Os trabalhos de campo foram desenvolvidos entre abril de 1990 e março de 1991. Na área de estudo, foram registradas 47 espécies pertencentes a quatro famílias: Bufonidae (4, Hylidae (24, Leptodactylidae (18 e Microhylidae (1. Foram obtidos dados sobre a distribuição dos hábitats reprodutivos e dos micro-habitats de vocalização para 26 espécies por meio do monitoramento mensal de seis corpos d'água ao longo de um ciclo anual. O número de espécies que utilizaram um determinado hábitat variou de 7 a 22. As espécies foram classificadas como generalistas ou especialistas. A maioria das espécies mostrou preferência por determinados sítios de vocalização. Para algumas espécies, a especificidade por sítios de vocalização pareceu depender da densidade de machos emitindo canto nupcial e não da composição de espécies das agregações reprodutivas.Breeding and calling site utilization were studied for an anuran community of the Parque Estadual Intervales, an Atlantic Rainforest reserve located in Southeastern Brazil (24°12'-24°25'S, 48°03'-48°30'W. Field work was carried out between April 1990 and March 1991. Forty-seven species from four families were recorded in the study site: Bufonidae (4, Hylidae (24, Leptodactylidae (18, and Microhylidae (1. We were able to obtain data on breeding habitat and microhabitat distribution for 26 species by monitoring six breeding sites year-round on a monthly basis. The number of species in the sites varied from 7 to 22. Species were classified as habitat generalists and specialists based on breeding site utilization. Most species showed preferences for certain calling sites. For some species calling site specificity seemed to depend on the density of the

  13. The Business Value of Superior Energy Performance

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    McKane, Aimee; Scheihing, Paul; Evans, Tracy; Glatt, Sandy; Meffert, William

    2015-08-04

    Industrial facilities participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (US DOE) Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program are finding that it provides them with significant business value. This value starts with the implementation of ISO 50001-Energy management system standard, which provides an internationally-relevant framework for integration of energy management into an organization’s business processes. The resulting structure emphasizes effective use of available data and supports continual improvement of energy performance. International relevance is particularly important for companies with a global presence or trading interests, providing them with access to supporting ISO standards and a growing body of certified companies representing the collective knowledge of communities of practice. This paper examines the business value of SEP, a voluntary program that builds on ISO 50001, inviting industry to demonstrate an even greater commitment through third-party verification of energy performance improvement to a specified level of achievement. Information from 28 facilities that have already achieved SEP certification will illustrate key findings concerning both the value and the challenges from SEP/ISO 50001 implementation. These include the facilities’ experience with implementation, internal and external value of third-party verification of energy performance improvement; attractive payback periods and the importance of SEP tools and guidance. US DOE is working to bring the program to scale, including the Enterprise-Wide Accelerator (SEP for multiple facilities in a company), the Ratepayer-Funded Program Accelerator (supporting tools for utilities and program administrators to include SEP in their program offerings), and expansion of the program to other sectors and industry supply chains.

  14. Coronary artery bypass and superior vena cava syndrome.

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    Thomas, T V; Masrani, K; Thomas, J.L.

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    Superior vena cava syndrome is the obstruction of the superior vena cava or its main tributaries by benign or malignant lesions. The syndrome causes edema and engorgement of the vessels on the face, neck, and arms, nonproductive cough, and dyspnea. We discuss the case of a 48-year-old obese diabetic woman who was admitted with unstable angina. She had previously been diagnosed with superior vena cava syndrome. Urgent coronary artery bypass grafting was necessary Although thousands of coronary...

  15. Superiorization of incremental optimization algorithms for statistical tomographic image reconstruction

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    Helou, E. S.; Zibetti, M. V. W.; Miqueles, E. X.

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    We propose the superiorization of incremental algorithms for tomographic image reconstruction. The resulting methods follow a better path in its way to finding the optimal solution for the maximum likelihood problem in the sense that they are closer to the Pareto optimal curve than the non-superiorized techniques. A new scaled gradient iteration is proposed and three superiorization schemes are evaluated. Theoretical analysis of the methods as well as computational experiments with both synthetic and real data are provided.

  16. 77 FR 48856 - Safety Zone; Superior Bay, Duluth, MN

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    ... spectators during the Superior Man Triathlon. DATES: This rule is effective from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on... Triathlon, which are discussed further below. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good... inaugural Superior Man Triathlon will occur along the Bay of Lake Superior. The 1.2 mile swim leg of...

  17. Casimir experiments showing saturation effects

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    Sernelius, Bo E

    2009-01-01

    We address several different Casimir experiments where theory and experiment disagree. First out is the classical Casimir force measurement between two metal half spaces; here both in the form of the torsion pendulum experiment by Lamoreaux and in the form of the Casimir pressure measurement between a gold sphere and a gold plate as performed by Decca et al.; theory predicts a large negative thermal correction, absent in the high precision experiments. The third experiment is the measurement of the Casimir force between a metal plate and a laser irradiated semiconductor membrane as performed by Chen et al.; the change in force with laser intensity is larger than predicted by theory. The fourth experiment is the measurement of the Casimir force between an atom and a wall in the form of the measurement by Obrecht et al. of the change in oscillation frequency of a 87 Rb Bose-Einstein condensate trapped to a fused silica wall; the change is smaller than predicted by theory. We show that saturation effects can exp...

  18. Reproduction of superior sagittal sinus animal model by bypass transplantation of biomaterial graft

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    Qing-yong LUO

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective To establish the beagles model of superior sagittal sinus bypass graft,and explore the feasibility of reconstruction of superior sagittal sinus with biomaterials using this model.Methods Eight adult male beagles(weight: 12.5-22.0kg were involved in the present study.The superior sagittal sinus was exposed and blocked via bone window,and then anastomosed side-to-end to the biomaterial graft under the dedicated microscope of neurosurgery surgery,expectant treatment such as anti-inflammatory was given for the animals.The digital subtraction venography(DSV and color Doppler flow imaging(CDFI of superior sagittal sinus were performed in 1,2,4 and 8 weeks after the operation.Eight weeks after the operation,all the animals were sacrificed and the material graft was examined histologically.Results The DSV and CDFI of superior sagittal sinus showed that the stomas of 2 beagles were with slight stenosis and high flow velocity,of 1 beagle with small leakage and low flow velocity,while of other 5 beagles were normal.The histological examination showed endothelial cells were growing on the graft and superior sagittal sinus,and crawling toward the lumen of graft 8 weeks after the operation.Conclusion The beagles model of superior sagittal sinus bypass graft was established successfully.The short-term effect of the model was satisfactory,while further work should be performed to determine the long-term effects.

  19. Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: An Infrequent Complication of Scoliosis Surgery

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is a rare condition that causes a proximal small intestinal obstruction due to contraction of the angle between the superior mesenteric artery and the aorta. Scoliosis surgery is one of the 15 reasons for superior mesenteric artery syndrome, which can present with acute or chronic manifestations. Although conservative treatment is usually possible, surgical treatment is required in certain cases that cannot be treated using conservative methods. In this paper, we describe a patient who developed superior mesenteric artery syndrome after scoliosis surgery and was treated with duodenojejunostomy due to failure and complications of conservative treatment.

  20. Superior Vena Cava Thrombosis in a Case of Lung Adenocarcinoma

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    Santanu Ghosh

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    Full Text Available Superior vena cava syndrome is a common presentation of bronchogenic carcinoma. The mechanism of obstruction is by compression of superior vena cava by the bronchogenic tumor itself or enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. However obstruction due to intravascular thrombosis is extremely uncommon. Here, we report a rare case of a 65-year-old male smoker who presented with superior vena cava syndrome and bilateral pleural and pericardial effusion with thrombotic occlusion of the superior vena cava in adenocarcinoma of the lung. He was given chemotherapy with carboplatin and gemcitabine with anticoagulant therapy.

  1. [Catheter in the superior vena cava for hemodialysis as a last resort in superior hemithorax].

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    Restrepo Valencia, C A; Buritica Barragán, C M; Arango, A

    2010-01-01

    We report four patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing haemodialysis therapy, which had exhausted conventional venous access (internal jugular, subclavian) and non-conventional access (axillary, innominate) in the upper hemithorax for haemodialysis. This was primarily due to thrombosis of these veins caused by previous catheterisation. These patients did not qualify for peritoneal dialysis. Using the technique recommended by Archundia et al., 4 indwelling catheters were implanted directly in the superior vena cava in each of the patients with subsequent subcutaneous tunneling. The catheters operated correctly and are currently permeable after being used for an average of 19 months.

  2. Spatial distribution of arboviral mosquito vectors (Diptera, Culicidae in Vale do Ribeira in the South-eastern Brazilian Atlantic Forest Distribuição espacial de mosquitos (Diptera, Culicidae vetores de arbovírus no Vale do Ribeira, sudeste da Mata Atlântica, Brasil

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    Gabriel Zorello Laporta

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Mosquitoes are vectors of arboviruses that can cause encephalitis and hemorrhagic fevers in humans. Aedes serratus (Theobald, Aedes scapularis (Rondani and Psorophora ferox (Von Humboldt are potential vectors of arboviruses and are abundant in Vale do Ribeira, located in the Atlantic Forest in the southeast of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. The objective of this study was to predict the spatial distribution of these mosquitoes and estimate the risk of human exposure to mosquito bites. Results of the analyses show that humans are highly exposed to bites in the municipalities of Cananéia, Iguape and Ilha Comprida. In these localities the incidence of Rocio encephalitis was 2% in the 1970s. Furthermore, Ae. serratus, a recently implicated vector of yellow fever virus in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, should be a target for the entomological surveillance in the southeastern Atlantic Forest. Considering the continental dimensions of Brazil and the inherent difficulties in sampling its vast area, the habitat suitability method used in the study can be an important tool for predicting the distribution of vectors of pathogens.Mosquitos são vetores de arbovírus que podem causar encefalites e febres hemorrágicas em humanos. Aedes serratus (Theobald, Aedes scapularis (Rondani, e Psorophora ferox (Von Humboldt são vetores potenciais de arbovírus e são abundantes no Vale do Ribeira, Mata Atlântica, sudeste do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil. O objetivo desse estudo foi inferir a distribuição espacial desses mosquitos e estimar o risco da exposição humana às picadas de mosquitos. Os resultados das análises indicaram que os humanos estão altamente expostos às picadas nos municípios de Cananéia, Iguape e Ilha Comprida. Nessas localidades a incidência de encefalite Rocio foi 2% na década de 1970. Adicionalmente, Ae. serratus, que foi recentemente implicado vetor do vírus da febre amarela no estado do Rio Grande do Sul, deveria ser alvo da

  3. EFFECTS OF INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT ON SUPERIORS' USE OF CONFLICT STYLES AND SUBORDINATES' SATISFACTION WITH SUPERVISION

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    Lee Kim Lian

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Data from 139 respondents from major industries showed that subordinates were more satisfied with their superiors' supervision through the exercise of integrating, compromising and obliging styles. On the contrary, subordinates who perceived their superiors as primarily using dominating and avoiding styles viewed them as incompetent in supervision and thus lowering their level of satisfaction with supervision. Among the conflict handling styles, integrating was most correlated with organic structure. The organic structure was found to be positively correlated with subordinates' satisfaction. These results implied that organic structure can be a potent force in maintaining organizational stability. The exercise of dominating style was found to be only marginally correlated with superior's age. Superior rank in lower hierarchy level was found to have a negative impact, albeit marginally on the exercise of dominating style. The present results also seemed to suggest that subordinates tend to be less satisfied with superiors with wider span of control.

  4. Use of humanised rat basophilic leukaemia cell line RS-ATL8 for the assessment of allergenicity of Schistosoma mansoni proteins.

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    Daniel Wan

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Parasite-specific IgE is thought to correlate with protection against Schistosoma mansoni infection or re-infection. Only a few molecular targets of the IgE response in S. mansoni infection have been characterised. A better insight into the basic mechanisms of anti-parasite immunity could be gained from a genome-wide characterisation of such S. mansoni allergens. This would have repercussions on our understanding of allergy and the development of safe and efficacious vaccinations against helminthic parasites.A complete medium- to high-throughput amenable workflow, including important quality controls, is described, which enables the rapid translation of S. mansoni proteins using wheat germ lysate and subsequent assessment of potential allergenicity with a humanised Rat Basophilic Leukemia (RBL reporter cell line. Cell-free translation is completed within 90 minutes, generating sufficient amounts of parasitic protein for rapid screening of allergenicity without any need for purification. Antigenic integrity is demonstrated using Western Blotting. After overnight incubation with infected individuals' serum, the RS-ATL8 reporter cell line is challenged with the complete wheat germ translation mixture and Luciferase activity measured, reporting cellular activation by the suspected allergen. The suitability of this system for characterization of novel S. mansoni allergens is demonstrated using well characterised plant and parasitic allergens such as Par j 2, SmTAL-1 and the IgE binding factor IPSE/alpha-1, expressed in wheat germ lysates and/or E. coli. SmTAL-1, but not SmTAL2 (used as a negative control, was able to activate the basophil reporter cell line.This method offers an accessible way for assessment of potential allergenicity of anti-helminthic vaccine candidates and is suitable for medium- to high-throughput studies using infected individual sera. It is also suitable for the study of the basis of allergenicity of helminthic proteins.

  5. Genealogía de un origen: Túbal, el falsario y la Atlántida en la Historia de los Incas de Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa

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    González Díaz, Soledad

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The present article proposes a political reading of two texts that are connected to each other: the History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa and the Antiquitatum Variarum by Annio de Viterbo, a collection of spurious texts from the end of the 15th century. Doing a synthesis between the Antiquitatum and the platonic myth of Atlantis, Sarmiento argued that the Indians were descendants of Túbal lineage, the grandson of Noah and founder of the Hispanic monarchy which had come to the Indies after the Universal Flood. It is proposed that the History of the Incas as well as the Antiquitatum were part of an official current of imperial representation of the past promoted by the Catholic Kings, that was projected to Spanish and Indies chronicles during the 16th century.El presente artículo propone una lectura política de dos libros vinculados entre sí: la Historia de los Incas de Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa y la Antiquitatum Variarum de Annio de Viterbo, una colección de textos espurios de fines del siglo XV. Haciendo una síntesis entre la Antiquitatum y el mito platónico de la Atlántida, Sarmiento argumentó que los indios descendían de la estirpe de Túbal, el nieto de Noé y fundador de la monarquía hispánica, que había llegado a las Indias después del Diluvio Universal. Se propone que tanto la Historia de los Incas como la Antiquitatum formaron parte de una corriente oficial de representación del pasado de corte imperial promovida por los Reyes Católicos, que se proyectó a las crónicas hispanas y a las de Indias en el transcurso del siglo XVI.

  6. Desejos de cidade: imaginários urbanos em assentamentos rurais numa área de reserva de mata atlântica brasileira

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    Bruno César Cavalcanti

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo discute dados obtidos num estudo sobre populações residentes nas proximidades de uma importante reserva de mata atlântica brasileira, a Estação Ecológica de Murici (Esec-Murici, situada no Complexo Florestal de Murici (CFM, na zona da mata alagoana, distribuídas em dois assentamentos rurais do Incra e em 33 fazendas. A partir de alguns indicadores sociais desta enquete, discutimos formas culturais expressas por essas populações, associando-as com as noções de sustentabilidade econômica e ambiental em suas interfaces com o desenvolvimento social desses grupos e com as preocupações dos demais agentes atuantes no CFM, sugerindo que a manutenção de um imaginário urbano, produtor de novas subjetividades, pode se conjugar, de maneira favorável, com uma política de preservação ambiental.This article discusses data obtained in a study about populations who live nearby an important Brazilian Atlantic forest, which is a geographical zone of the north-eastern states between the beach and the barren area, called Ecological Station from Murici (Esec-Murici, situated in the Murici Forest Complex (CFM, in the forest zone of Alagoas, distributed in two Incra rural settlements and in farms. Cultural forms expressed by such populations have been discussed from some social indexes present in this survey, associating them with economical and environmental sustainability notions in their interfaces with these groups' social development and the concerning from the other agents that act in the CFM, suggesting that the maintenance of an urban imaginary which produces new subjectivities can be put together with an environmental conservation policy on very easy terms.

  7. Bioatividade de três espécies vegetais nativas da Floresta Atlântica brasileira frente ao microcrustáceo Artemia salina

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    W.M Pompilho

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo a investigação fitoquímica e propriedades antioxidantes de extratos das folhas de Trigynaea oblongifolia Schltdl (Annonaceae, Ottonia frutescens Trel (Piperaceae, e Bathysa australis (St Hill Hooz (Rubiaceae, bem como avaliar, in vitro, a letalidade frente ao microcrustáceo Artemia salina Leach. Os extratos foram preparados por maceração em metanol 10% (p/v por sete dias, à temperatura ambiente. A atividade antioxidante dos extratos foi determinada pela metodologia que utiliza o radical estável DPPH. A toxicidade dos extratos foi avaliada frente ao microcrustáceo A. salina. Os extratos de O. frutescens e B. australis apresentaram as seguintes classes de metabólitos secundários: Alcalóides, Antraquinonas, Cumarinas, Polifenóis (Taninos, Saponinas. Nos extratos de T. oblongifolia, além dos metabólitos citados anteriormente, foi detectada a presença de Flavonóides. A atividade antioxidante, observada em 30 minutos na concentração de 24 µg/mL de extrato, foi de: O. frutescens - 38,3%, T. oblongifolia - 32,3%, e B. australis - 32,1%. A Concentração Letal, CL50, dos extratos em A. salina foi de: O. frutescens - 149,75 ± 1,02 µg/mL, T. oblongifolia - 148,8 ± 1,74 µg/mL, e B. australis - 684 ± 9,04 µg/mL. Neste contexto, destacamos as espécies, nativas da Floresta Atlântica, O. frutescens e T. oblongifolia de grande potencial na bioprospecção de moléculas biologicamente ativas.

  8. Análisis demográfico de tres poblaciones de Zidona dufresnei localizadas en el Atlántico sudoccidental

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    Alonso I Medina

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    Full Text Available El estudio de los patrones demográficos en especies que soportan una presión pesquera es fundamental para la conservación y manejo de sus poblaciones. Zidona dufresnei es un caracol marino endémico del Atlántico sudoccidental, y es una de las principales especies capturadas por la pesca artesanal. Además se caracteriza por las marcadas diferencias entre sus poblaciones respecto a la talla máxima alcanzada. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la estructura poblacional y los patrones morfogravimétricos intra- e interpoblacionales en tres localidades distribuidas a lo largo del Mar Argentino (Mar del Plata, Golfo San Matías, Bahía San Antonio. El rango de tallas varió entre 80 y 230 mm. Los ejemplares más pequeños correspondieron a la Bahía de San Antonio, mientras que los más grandes al Golfo San Matías. En todos los casos, las distribuciones de frecuencias de tallas y pesos siguieron una distribución unimodal. No se encontraron diferencias significativas en los pesos y tallas entre sexos. El ancho, largo y peso total de los ejemplares difirieron significativamente entre los tres sitios tanto en la prueba global como en las comparaciones a posteriori. La proporción de sexos no difirió de 1:1. Los resultados obtenidos en este estudio ampliaron el rango de distribución batimétrica de Z. dufresnei, estableciendo su variación entre 0 y 120 m. Además, se registró una nueva talla máxima de 230 mm para esta especie en el Mar Argentino. Las diferencias entre las tres poblaciones estudiadas se deberían a las presiones ambientales locales o a un flujo génico interrumpido o reducido.

  9. Myxomycetes de Floresta Atlântica: novas referências de Trichiales, Liceales e Stemonitales para o Estado da Paraíba, Nordeste do Brasil

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    Antônia Aurelice Aurélio Costa

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa da mixobiota da Área de Preservação Permanente Mata do Pau Ferro - APPMPF (6º58'12"S e 35º42'15"W, 400-650 m de altitude, 600 ha, enclave de Floresta Atlântica situado no semi-árido paraibano, permitiu que fossem efetuados 11 novos registros de Myxomycetes para o Estado da Paraíba: Cribraria mirabilis (Cribrariaceae; Licea biforis (Liceaceae; Dictydiaethalium plumbeum,Lycogala exiguum (Reticulariaceae; Macbrideola scintillans,Stemonaria longa, Stemonitis axifera,S. smithii (Stemonitaceae; Metatrichia floriformis,Perichaena chrysosperma, Trichia affinis (Trichiaceae. M. scintillans está sendo assinalada pela primeira vez para o Brasil e M. floriformis para a Região Nordeste. São fornecidas, para cada espécie, descrições baseadas no material coletado na APPMPF e a distribuição geográfica no Brasil é indicada com base na literatura.A study of the myxomycete biota of Mata do Pau Ferro Permanent Preservation Area (Área de Preservação Permanente Mata do Pau Ferro - APPMPF (6º58'12''S; 35º42'15''W, 400-650 m alt., 600 ha, an Atlantic Forest fragment located in the semi-arid region of Paraíba, was carried out. Eleven new records of myxomycetes for this state were recorded: Cribraria mirabilis (Cribrariaceae; Licea biforis (Liceaceae; Dictydiaethalium plumbeum,Lycogala exiguum (Reticulariaceae; Macbrideola scintillans,Stemonaria longa, Stemonitis axifera,S. smithii (Stemonitaceae; Metatrichia floriformis,Perichaena chrysosperma, Trichia affinis (Trichiaceae. M. scintillans is reported for the first time in Brazil, and M. floriformis, in the northeastern region. Descriptions based on the material collected in the APPMPF are given for each species and their geographic distribution in Brazil is indicated according to the literature.

  10. Las rutas del libro atlántico: libros enviados en el navío de Honduras (1557-1700

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    Rueda Ramírez, Pedro

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available In this work we analyze shipments of books in the Honduras route, which traveled between Seville and Central America’s Atlantic ports. We analyze a sample of 52 registers from the Honduras fleet, comprising 20 percent of the total. This has allowed us to locate the book lots declared for 34 ships, a total of 130 book shipments. This group of materials reveals key features of the books’ little known arrival circuit through merchants, booksellers, and private individuals. Study of these intermediaries reveals some of the networks involved in the book trade. Study of the titles sent moreover reveals an important sample of European printed texts that arrived in the area of Guatemala and Honduras during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

    En este trabajo se analizan los envíos de libros en el navío de Honduras, que viajaba entre Sevilla y los puertos atlánticos de la costa centroamericana. Examinamos una muestra de 52 registros de navíos, que suponen un 20% del total. Esto nos ha permitido localizar lotes de libros declarados en 34 barcos, en los que se han encontrado 130 envíos de libros. Este conjunto ayuda a detectar las claves del circuito de llegada de los libros, muy poco conocido, por medio de comerciantes, libreros y particulares. El estudio de los intermediarios también permitió localizar algunas de las redes que intervienen en ese tráfico de libros. Por último, el estudio de los títulos embarcados ha llevado a encontrar una muestra significativa de los textos impresos en Europa que llegaron en los siglos XVI y XVII al área de Guatemala y Honduras.

  11. Myxomycetes occurring on Cecropia adenopus (Cecropiaceae in fragments of Atlantic Rainforest Myxomycetes ocorrentes em Cecropia adenopus (Cecropiaceae em fragmentos de Floresta Atlântica

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    Andrea Carla Caldas Bezerra

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Cecropia adenopus (Ambay pumpwood is a frequent native species on the edges of woods and clearings and is considered a pioneer species in re-colonized areas. Despite its distribution from Mexico to Argentina, this substrate has never been examined in detail regarding the presence of Myxomycetes. In the present study, the myxobiota associated with leaf debris of C. adenopus was investigated in two Atlantic Rainforest conservation units located in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte. Five specimens and one plasmodium were obtained directly from the field and 87 were developed in 43.7% of 200 moist-chamber cultures set up separately with blades and petioles. Fifteen species were identified and illustrated. The two predominant groups were representatives of Trichiales and Physarales. Didymium columella-cavum was recorded for the second time in Brazil and in the world.Cecropia adenopus (embaúba é uma espécie nativa, frequente em bordas de matas e clareiras e tida como espécie pioneira em áreas recolonizadas. Apesar de ocorrer desde o México até a Argentina este substrato nunca tinha sido examinado com detalhe quanto à presença de Myxomycetes. No presente estudo, a mixobiota associada a folhas mortas de C. adenopus foi investigada em duas Unidades de Conservação da Floresta Atlântica, situadas no estado do Rio Grande do Norte. Cinco espécimes e um plasmódio foram obtidos diretamente no campo e 87 desenvolveram-se em 43,7% de 200 câmaras-úmidas, montadas com lâminas foliares e pecíolos separadamente. Quinze espécies de Myxomycetes foram identificadas e ilustradas. Os dois grupos predominantes pertencem às ordens Trichiales e Physarales. Didymium columella-cavum foi encontrado pela segunda vez no Brasil e no mundo.

  12. Temporada e turno de vocalização de Leptodactylus natalensis Lutz, 1930 (Amphibia, Anura na mata atlântica de Pernambuco, Brasil

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    Fabiana Oliveira de Amorim

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    Full Text Available A atividade de vocalização de uma população de Leptodactylus natalensis foi monitorada em uma poça temporária entre novembro/2002 e outubro/2004. A poça está situada em um fragmento de Mata Atlântica conhecido como Refúgio Ecológico Charles Darwin, município de Igarassu, Estado de Pernambuco. Os animais apresentaram-se ativos na maioria dos meses, apresentando picos na estação seca. A atividade de vocalização foi registrada durante o dia e a noite. Houve influência negativa e significativa entre a atividade vocal e a temperatura. O número de indivíduos vocalizando não foi significantemente afetado pela precipitação pluviométrica, mas o foi pelo número de fêmeas no ambiente. Verificou-se uma grande plasticidade na atividade de vocalização de L. natalensis durante a temporada e turno.Vocalizations of a population of Leptodactylus natalensis were monitored in a temporary pond from November 2002 to October 2004. This pond is located in a fragment of Atlantic rainforest belonging to the private Ecologic Refuge Charles Darwin, in the city of Igarassu, state of Pernambuco, Brazil. Individuals were active during most of the studied months, with peaks of activity during dry season. Vocal activity was recorded both in day and nighttime. There was a significant negative effect of temperature on vocal activity. The number of individuals vocalizing was not affected significantly by rainfall, but it was by the number of females on the environment. A great plasticity of vocal activities of L. natalensis was verified, both in season and turn.

  13. Fatal pericardial tamponade after superior vena cava stenting.

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    Ploegmakers, M.J.M.; Rutten, M.J.C.M.

    2009-01-01

    We discuss a fatal complication of percutaneous superior vena cava (SVC) self-expandable stent placement in a patient with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). The SVCS was caused by a malignant mediastinal mass with total occlusion of the SVC. Twenty-four hours after the procedure, the patient died

  14. 33 CFR 117.495 - Superior Oil Canal.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Superior Oil Canal. 117.495 Section 117.495 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BRIDGES DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Louisiana § 117.495 Superior Oil Canal. The draw of the S82 bridge, mile 6.3, in Cameron...

  15. Fatal pericardial tamponade after superior vena cava stenting.

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    Ploegmakers, M.J.M.; Rutten, M.J.C.M.

    2009-01-01

    We discuss a fatal complication of percutaneous superior vena cava (SVC) self-expandable stent placement in a patient with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). The SVCS was caused by a malignant mediastinal mass with total occlusion of the SVC. Twenty-four hours after the procedure, the patient died

  16. The superior transvelar approach to the fourth ventricle and brainstem.

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    Ezer, Haim; Banerjee, Anirban Deep; Bollam, Papireddy; Guthikonda, Bharat; Nanda, Anil

    2012-06-01

    Objective The superior transvelar approach is used to access pathologies located in the fourth ventricle and brainstem. The surgical path is below the venous structures, through the superior medullary velum. Following splitting the tentorial edge, near the tentorial apex, the superior medullary velum is split in the cerebello-mesencephalic fissure. Using the supracerebellar infratentorial, transtentorial or parietal interhemispheric routes, the superior medullary velum is approached. Splitting this velum provides a detailed view of the fourth ventricle and its floor. Materials and Methods A total of 10 formalin-fixed specimens were dissected in a stepwise manner to simulate the superior transvelar approach to the fourth ventricle. The exposure gained the distance from the craniotomy site and the ease of access was assessed for each of the routes. We also present an illustrative case, operated by the senior author (AN). Results The superior transvelar approach provides access to the entire length of the fourth ventricle floor, from the aqueduct to the obex, when using the parietal interhemispheric route. In addition, this approach provides access to the entire width of the floor of the fourth ventricle; however, this requires retracting the superior cerebellar peduncle. Using the supracerebellar infratentorial route gives a limited exposure of the superior part of the fourth ventricle. The occipital interhemispheric route is a compromise between these two. Conclusion The superior transvelar approach to the fourth ventricle provides a route for approaching the fourth ventricle from above. This approach does not require opening the posterior fossa in the traditional way, and provides a reasonable alternative for accessing the superior fourth ventricle.

  17. Reproductive modes and fecundity of an assemblage of anuran amphibians in the Atlantic rainforest, Brazil Modos reprodutivos e fecundidade de anfíbios anuros em uma taxocenose na Mata Atlântica, Brasil

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    Marilia T Hartmann

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    Full Text Available Reproductive modes and size-fecundity relationships are described for anurans from Picinguaba, a region of Atlantic rainforest on the northern coast of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. We observed 13 reproductive modes, confirming a high diversity of modes in the Atlantic rainforest. This diversity of reproductive modes reflects the successful use of diversified and humid microhabitats by anurans in this biome. We measured the snout-vent length of 715 specimens of 40 species of anurans. The size-fecundity relationship of 12 species was analyzed. Female snout-vent lengths explained between 57% and 81% of clutch size variation. Anurans with aquatic modes laid more eggs than those with terrestrial or arboreal modes. Larger eggs were deposited by species with specialized reproductive modes.Neste estudo são apresentados os modos reprodutivos e as relações de tamanho-fecundidade dos anuros encontrados em Picinguaba, uma região de Mata Atlântica no litoral norte do estado de São Paulo. Foram registrados 13 modos reprodutivos, confirmando a alta diversidade de modos reprodutivos encontrados na Mata Atlântica. A diversidade de modos reprodutivos observados na Mata Atlântica é o resultado do sucesso dos anuros na utilização dos diversos microhábitats úmidos desse bioma. Os comprimentos rostro-cloacais de 715 indivíduos de 40 espécies de anuros foram medidos. Foram consideradas as relações de tamanho-fecundidade para 12 espécies. O tamanho do corpo explicou entre 57% e 81% da variação no tamanho da ninhada. Os modos reprodutivos aquáticos apresentaram maior número de ovos, comparados aos modos reprodutivos terrestres ou arborícolas. As espécies com maior tamanho de ovos foram as que apresentaram modos reprodutivos especializados.

  18. Superior vena cava syndrome in a patient with previous cardiac surgery: what else should we suspect?

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    Dolou Paraskevi

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Although mediastinal tumors compressing or invading the superior vena cava represent the major causes of the superior vena cava syndrome, benign processes may also be involved in the pathogenesis of this medical emergency. One of the rarest benign causes is a pseudoaneurysm developing in patients previously having heart surgery. Case report We present the case of a large pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta, five years after primary surgery, with a significant compression of the right mediastinal venous system causing superior vena cava syndrome, detected at chest CT angiography. Perioperative findings showed two rush out points both coming from the distal aortic suture line which was performed five years ago. The patient underwent reoperation under circulatory arrest facilitating safe exploration and repair of the distal anastomotic leaks Conclusion Enhanced chest CT should be always undertaken in all patients with superior vena cava syndrome, especially in those previously having cardiac or aortic surgery to correctly evaluate the presence of a pseudoaneurysm. Mass effect to the superior vena cava makes necessary an open surgical treatment of the pseudoaneurysm so as to concurrently resolve the right mediastinal venous system's compression. Surgery should be performed in terms of safe approach to avoid exsanguination and cerebral malperfusion.

  19. Improved acylation of phytosterols catalyzed by Candida antarctica lipase A with superior catalytic activity

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    Panpipat, Worawan; Xu, Xuebing; Guo, Zheng

    2013-01-01

    This work reported a novel approach to synthesize phytosterol (ˇ-sitosterol as a model) fatty acid esters by employing Candida antarctica lipase A (CAL A) which shows a superior catalytic activity to other lipases. A series of ˇ-sitosteryl fatty acid esters (C2–C18) have been successfully prepared...

  20. Social vigilantism: measuring individual differences in belief superiority and resistance to persuasion.

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    Saucier, Donald A; Webster, Russell J

    2010-01-01

    Social vigilantism (SV) is an enduring individual difference that assesses the tendency of individuals to impress and propagate their "superior" beliefs onto others to correct others' more "ignorant" opinions. After establishing a reliable measure of SV, three studies showed that SV was associated with greater expressions of belief superiority (whether reacting to others holding dissimilar or similar beliefs) and greater resistance to persuasion (via increased rates of counterarguing and greater attitude stability after persuasion appeals) even after controlling for relevant individual differences (narcissism, dogmatism, psychological reactance, and need for cognition), as well as attitude importance and extremity. Thus, SV predicts expressions of belief superiority and resistance to persuasion above and beyond characteristics of the attitude and individual difference variables previously studied in the attitude literature. SV is a meaningful construct in increasing the understanding of persuasion, attitude resistance, and attitude dissemination that can be applied in a variety of psychological domains.

  1. Portfolio Evaluation Based on Efficient Frontier Superiority Using Center of Gravity

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    Omar Samat

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Investing in portfolio of assets is the best way to reduce the investment risk. The most desired portfolio can be obtained when investors chose to invest in the portfolios that lay on the portfolio’s efficient frontier. However, the superiorities of the portfolios are difficult to differentiate especially when the efficient frontier curves are overlapping. This paper proposed the portfolio’s efficient frontier center of gravity (CoG and Euclidean distance to identify its superiority. A sample of 49 stocks of large-cap and small-cap were used to construct two hypothetical portfolios and its efficient frontiers. The Euclidean distance showed that the large-cap portfolio is superior and having wider feasible solutions compared to the small-cap portfolio. The results of new tool introduced are consistent with the conventional methods. Here the theoretical and practical implications are provided in light of the findings.

  2. Frutos nativos da Floresta Atlântica com potencial de maior utilização pela população pela indústria : caracterização nutracêutica e aromática

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    Egea, Mariana Buranelo

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    Orientador : Prof. Dr. Adaucto Bellarmino de Pereira Netto Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Tecnologia, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia de Alimentos. Defesa: Curitiba, 09/12/2014 Inclui referências Resumo: A Mata Atlântica é um dos 25 ecossistemas biologicamente mais ricos e ameaçados do mundo. Este ecossistema é rico em frutos exóticos que possuem cor, sabor e aroma atrativos para a indústria de alimentos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi caracterizar...

  3. Contribución para la caracterización bioclimática del Norte de Portugal. La transición florística atlántico-mediterránea.

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    Martins, Alvaro R.; Crespí, Antonio L.; Castro, Adriano; Claúdia P. Fernandes; Rocha, Joao; Castro, Carlos; Bernardos, Sonia; Amich García, Francisco

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    Contribución para la caracterización bioclimática del norte de Portugal. La transición florística atlántico-mediterránea. Este trabajo se incluye en la serie de trabajos ya iniciados por Crespí et al. (2001), con el objetivo de contribuir al conocimiento bioclimático del Norte de Portugal, a través de la información florística presente. En este sentido, y para proceder a una posible cartografia de las áreas biogeográficas naturales desde una perspectiva termopluviométrica, son ahora introduci...

  4. Modelos acoplados do IPCC-AR4 e o gradiente meridional de temperatua da superficie do mar no atlântico tropical : relaçoes com a precipitaçao no norte do nordeste do Brasil

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    Brabo Alves, J.M.; Rodrigues Chaves, R.; Servain, Jacques; Barreiros de Souza, E.; Mariano da Silva, E.; Santana dos Santos, A.C.; Barros Barbosa, A.C.; Oliveira, C. De J. De; Sousa Sombra, S.; Araujo Costa, A.; De Melo Pinheiro, F.G.

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    Este artigo mostra como três modelos acoplados do Intergovernmental on Panel Climate Change - (IPCC-AR4), o FGOALS1. 0G – LASG do Institute of Atmospheric Physics of China, o GISSER da National Aeronautics Space Admnistration (NASA) e o GFDL_CM2 da National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), simularam a variabilidade do gradiente meridional de Temperatura da Superfície do Mar (TSM), entre os meses de fevereiro a maio, no Atlântico Tropical (1901-1999). A precipitação durante...

  5. Variações temporais no grau de glicemia e condição corporal de Artibeus planirostris em áreas de tabuleiro e mata atlântica no estado da Paraíba

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    As variações no Índice de Condição Corporal (ICC), glicemia e cetonemia de Artibeus planirostris (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) foram analisadas em áreas de Tabuleiro e Mata Atlântica da Paraíba em campo e cativeiro. O ICC escolhido foi baseado na menor influência do comprimento do antebraço na massa corporal e avaliado de acordo com o sexo, estado reprodutivo, local e horário de coleta. A glicemia e cetonemia também foram correlacionadas entre si, com o ICC e as demais variáveis...

  6. Hallazgo de Symplectoscyphus bathyalis Vervoort, 1972 (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa en el Cañón de La Gaviera (Golfo de Vizcaya, España, Atlántico nordeste

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    ALTUNA, A.

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    Full Text Available Durante una campaña de muestreo en el Cañón de La Gaviera (Golfo de Vizcaya, España, Atlántico nordeste, se ha obtenido el hidrozoo Symplectoscyphus bathyalis Vervoort, 1972 (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa en dos estaciones a 700 m y 790 m de profundidad. Las colonias tienen gonosoma y son polisifónicas. La especie se ilustra y describe, actualizándose su distribución geográfica y batimétrica. Es el hallazgo realizado a menor profundidad en aguas europeas. La especie es nueva para la Península Ibérica.

  7. La esclavitud en Barcelona a fines de la Edad Media (1479-1516). El impacto de la primera trata atlántica en un mercado tradicional de esclavos

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    Armenteros Martínez, Iván

    2012-01-01

    [spa] El objetivo de esta tesis doctoral es analizar y evaluar, desde una perspectiva demográfica, económica y social, el impacto de un nuevo modelo de esclavitud, el de la primera trata negrera, en un mercado tradicional de esclavos enraizado en la experiencia medieval, pero adaptado al contexto atlántico. Como muchas otras ciudades ibéricas, Barcelona vivió la llegada de un nuevo grupo de población hasta entonces desconocido, el esclavo negro procedente de las costas mauritanas, senegam...

  8. La crisis del sistema eléctrico en la Argentina de la posconvertibilidad: El caso de la articulación geoeconómica crítica de la costa atlántica bonaerense

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    Patricio Narodowski

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    El documento constituye un estudio de la problemática de desarrollo que ha padecido el sistema eléctrico argentino en el período 2002-2013, enfatizando la manifestación particular de dicho proceso en la microrregión urbano-turística de la costa atlántica de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Se aplica un estudio multiescalar y se establece un diálogo entre diferentes posturas teóricas y conceptuales sobre la crisis energética. Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación

  9. Evaluación de recubrimientos comestibles proteicos aplicados al salmón del Atlántico (Salmo salr) congelado: estudio de diferentes formulaciones y tratamientos tecnológicos

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    Rodríguez Turienzo, Laura

    2012-01-01

    El principal propósito de esta tesis fue la evaluación del efecto de diferentes recubrimientos proteicos con distintas formulaciones, dos momentos de aplicación y diferentes tratamientos tecnológicos, sobre diversos parámetros de la calidad de filetes de salmón del Atlántico congelado. Los resultados mostraron que la aplicación de diferentes recubrimientos proteicos aumenta el rendimiento de los filetes y los protege de la oxidación lipídica durante cuatro meses de almacenamiento en congelaci...

  10. Lago de Sanabria: un sensor de las oscilaciones climáticas del Atlántico Norte durante los últimos 6.000 años, El.

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    Luque Marín, José Antonio

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    El lago oligotrófico de Sanabria se encuentra situado en la vertiente Atlántica de la Península Ibérica, región geográfica cuyo régimen de precipitaciones está determinado por las fases negativas y positivas de la NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation).Con el objeto de reconstruir la evolución paleoambiental durante el Holoceno, se ha efectuado un estudio paleolimnológico y sedimentológico del registro sedimentario del Lago de Sanabria en muy alta resolución. Para ello, han sido obtenidos varios te...

  11. La esclavitud en Barcelona a fines de la Edad Media (1479-1516). El impacto de la primera trata atlántica en un mercado tradicional de esclavos

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    Armenteros Martínez, Iván

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    [spa] El objetivo de esta tesis doctoral es analizar y evaluar, desde una perspectiva demográfica, económica y social, el impacto de un nuevo modelo de esclavitud, el de la primera trata negrera, en un mercado tradicional de esclavos enraizado en la experiencia medieval, pero adaptado al contexto atlántico. Como muchas otras ciudades ibéricas, Barcelona vivió la llegada de un nuevo grupo de población hasta entonces desconocido, el esclavo negro procedente de las costas mauritanas, senegam...

  12. O gênero Megacyllene s. str. Casey (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae na Mata Atlântica: descrição de duas espécies inéditas, chave para identificação e novas ocorrências

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    Full Text Available O gênero Megacyllene (s. str. Casey (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae na Mata Atlântica: descrição de duas espécies inéditas, chave para identificação e novas ocorrências. Na Mata Atlântica ocorrem vinte e cinco espécies de Megacyllene (s. str. Casey, 1912. Espécies novas descritas: M. globosa sp. nov. de Arapongas, Paraná, Brasil e M. guarani sp. nov. do San Estanislao, San Pedro, Paraguai. Megacyllene (Megacyllene insignita (Perroud, 1855 é revalidada. Chave para espécies da Mata Atlântica e novos registros de ocorrência para 12 espécies são fornecidos.

  13. Síndrome de Deiscência de Canal Semicircular Superior Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome

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    Suzane da Cunha Ferreira

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    Full Text Available A Síndrome de Deiscência de Canal Semicircular Superior (SDCSS, primeiramente descrita em 1998 por Minor et al., caracteriza-se por vertigem associada à presença de nistagmo, relacionados à exposição a estímulos sonoros intensos ou a modificações de pressão dentro da orelha média ou intracraniana. Disacusia, em sua maioria de padrão condutivo à audiometria tonal, também pode estar presente. Nesta revisão da literatura objetivou-se abordar a SDCSS, com seus principais sinais e sintomas, achados diagnósticos e tratamento, assim como enfatizar a importância de sua inclusão dentre as causas de vertigem, visto tratar-se de acometimento ainda pouco conhecido até mesmo entre especialistas. O diagnóstico correto, além de possibilitar seu tratamento, impede que abordagens diagnósticas e terapêuticas inapropriadas sejam realizadas.The Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS was first reported by Minor at. Al. (1998, and has been characterized by vertigo and vertical-torsional eye movements related to loud sounds or stimuli that change middle ear or intracranial pressure. Hearing loss, for the most part with conductive patterns on audiometry, may be present in this syndrome. We performed a literature survey in order to to present symptoms, signs, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the SCDS, also aiming at stressing the great importance of including this syndrome among the tractable cause of vertigo. We should emphasize that this is a recent issue, still unknown by some specialists. The Correct SCDS diagnosis, besides enabling patient treatment, precludes misdiagnosis and inadequate therapeutic approaches.

  14. MRI shows clodronate-liposomes attenuating liverinjuryinratswithsevereacutepancreatitis

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    Jian-Xin Zhang; Sheng-Chun Dang; Yong Zhang; Xin Sha; Li-Rong Zhang; Chuan-She Wei; Min Chen; De-Li Jiang

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Studies have revealed that macrophages play an important role in the development of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). Activated macrophages can lead to a systemic inlfammatory response, induce lipid peroxidation, impair membrane structure, result in injury to the liver and the other extrahepatic organs, and eventually result in multiple organ dysfunction syndrome by promoting excessive secretion of cytokines. Liver injury can further aggravate the systemic inlfammatory response and increase mortality by affecting the metabolism of toxins and the release of excessive inlfammatory mediators. Clodronate is a synthetic bisphosphonate, which is often used for treating bone changes caused by osteoporosis and other factors. In the current study, we created liposomes containing superparamagnetic iron oxide particles (SPIOs) for macrophage labeling and magnetic resonance imaging, using a novel method that can bind the clodronate to induce apoptosis and deplete macrophages. METHODS: Superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles were prepared by chemical coprecipitation. SPIO-containing liposomes and SPIO-clodronate-containing liposomes were prepared by the thin iflm method. SAP models were prepared by injection of sodium taurocholate (2 ml/kg body weight) into the subcapsular space of the pancreas. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into a control group, a SAP plus SPIO-liposome group, and a SAP plus SPIO-clodronate-containing group. Two and six hours after SAP models were available, T2-weighted MRI scans (in the same plane) of the livers of rats in each group were performed. At the end of the scans, 2 ml of blood was taken from the superior mesenteric vein to measure the levels of serum amylase, ALT, AST, TNF-α, and IL-6. Pathological changes in the liver and pancreas were assessed. RESULTS: Transmission electron microscopy showed that the liposomes had a uniform size. No pathological changes in the pancreata of rats in the control group were noted. The

  15. Bounded hybrid superiority in an avian hybrid zone: effects of mate, diet, and habitat choice.

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    Good, T P; Ellis, J C; Annett, C A; Pierotti, R

    2000-10-01

    There has been considerable debate in the study of hybrid zones as to whether hybrids may be superior to parental types within the area of contact (bounded hybrid superiority). In birds, naturally occurring hybridization is relatively common, and hybridization within this group always involves mate choice. If hybrids are superior, females choosing heterospecific mates should be expected to show higher fitness under the conditions prevalent in the hybrid zone. Hybrid superiority under these circumstances would reduce reinforcement and thereby help to maintain the hybrid zone. To examine this issue, we studied reproductive performances of hybrids and parental species of gulls (Larus occidentalis and Larus glaucescens) at two colonies within a linear hybrid zone along the west coast of the United States. This hybrid zone contains predominantly gulls of intermediate phenotype. Previous studies indicated that hybrids were superior to one or both parental types, but provided no data on possible mechanisms that underlie this hybrid superiority. Using a hybrid index designed specifically for these species, we identified to phenotype more than 300 individuals associated with nests, including both individual males and females within 73 pairs in the central portion of the hybrid zone and 74 pairs in the northern portion of the hybrid zone. There was little evidence of assortative mating, and what little there was resulted solely because of pairings within intergrades. In the central hybrid zone, females paired with hybrid males produced larger clutches and hatched and fledged more chicks compared with females paired to western gull males. This was a result of heavy predation on eggs in sand habitat, where male western gulls established territories. In contrast, many hybrid males established territories in vegetated cover that was less vulnerable to predation. In the northern part of the hybrid zone, clutch size did not differ among pair categories, however, there were

  16. Influência da Oscilação do Atlântico Norte no clima do continente europeu e no caudal dos rios ibéricos atlânticos

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    Ricardo Trigo

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    the Guadiana (south. Results show that the large inter-annual variability of flow of these three rivers is largely modulated by the NAO. Such modulation, associated with the recent positive trend of the NAO index, might implicate a significant decrease of the available flow. This reduction can representan important hazard for the Portuguese economy due to its negative impact in agricultural yield and hydroelectric power production.

  17. Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial, proporción de hipertensos que lo desconocen y algunos posibles factores de riesgo asociados, en el Municipio de Santo Tomás – Atlántico / Prevalence of high blood pressure, percentage of the people who have no knowledge of it, and some associated factors of risk in Municipio de Santo Tomás, Atlántico

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    Donado Badillo, Enrique Manuel

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    Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial, proporción de las personas que lo desconocen, y algunos posibles factores de riesgo asociados en el municipio de Santo Tomás, Atlántico (Colombia) entre noviembre de 2008 y enero de 2009. Métodos. Estudio de corte transversal, de base poblacional encuestando a una muestra aleatoria de 244 personas mayores de 18 años para obtener información sociodemográfica, estado de aseguramiento, antecedentes familiares dentro del primer...

  18. Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial, proporción de hipertensos que lo desconocen y algunos posibles factores de riesgo asociados, en el Municipio de Santo Tomás – Atlántico / Prevalence of high blood pressure, percentage of the people who have no knowledge of it, and some associated factors of risk in Municipio de Santo Tomás, Atlántico

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    Donado Badillo, Enrique Manuel

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    Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial, proporción de las personas que lo desconocen, y algunos posibles factores de riesgo asociados en el municipio de Santo Tomás, Atlántico (Colombia) entre noviembre de 2008 y enero de 2009. Métodos. Estudio de corte transversal, de base poblacional encuestando a una muestra aleatoria de 244 personas mayores de 18 años para obtener información sociodemográfica, estado de aseguramiento, antecedentes familiares dentro del primer...

  19. The superior vena cava syndrome caused by malignant disease

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    Eren, Suat [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatuerk University, 25240 Erzurum (Turkey)]. E-mail: suateren@atauni.edu.tr; Karaman, Adem [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatuerk University, 25240 Erzurum (Turkey); Okur, Adnan [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatuerk University, 25240 Erzurum (Turkey)

    2006-07-15

    Objective: The superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction by malignant diseases is either by direct invasion and compression or by tumour thrombus of the SVC. Whatever is its cause, obstruction of the SVC causes elevated pressure in the veins draining into the SVC and increased or reversed blood flow through collateral vessels. Severity of the syndrome depends on the collateral vascular system development. Therefore, imaging of the collateral veins with variable location and connection is important in determining the extension and management of the disease. Our aims are to describe collateral vessels of the superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) related with the malignant diseases and to assess the ability of multi-detector row CT with multiplanar and 3D volume rendering techniques in determining and describing collateral circulations. Materials and methods: We present CT angiography findings of seven patients with small cell carcinoma of the lung (n = 2), squamous cell carcinoma of the lung (n = 3), Hodgkin disease of the thorax (n = 1), and squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus (n = 1). The patients received contrast-enhanced CT scans of the chest and abdomen on a multi-detector row CT during breath holding at suspended inspiration. Results: CT images revealed the cause and level of the SVC obstruction in all patients with axial and multiplanar reconstructed images. The SVC showed total obstruction in five patients and partial obstruction in two patients. The most common experienced collateral vessels were azygos vein (6), intercostal veins (6), mediastinal veins (6), paravertebral veins (5), hemiazygos vein (5), thoracoepigastric vein (5), internal mammary vein (5), thoracoacromioclavicular venous plexus (5), and anterior chest wall veins (5). While one case showed the portal-systemic shunt, V. cordis media and sinus coronarius with phrenic veins were enlarged in two cases, and the left adrenal vein was enlarged in a patient. In one case, the azygos vein with reversed

  20. [Cutaneous myiasis by Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) (Diptera Calliphoridae) in Hospital Universidad del Norte, Soledad, Atlántico].

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    de la Ossa, Napoleón; Castro, Luis Eduardo; Visbal, Lila; Santos, Ana María; Díaz, Esther; Romero-Vivas, Claudia M E

    2009-03-01

    Human myiasis is the parasitism of human tissues by fly larvae. Diagnoses are based on clinical pattern of tissue damage and presence of insect stages. Herein, a case myiasis is described in a seven-year-old female child. She presented with fever associated with abscessed scalp lesions containing exposed larvae. Severe pediculosis was also observed. The patient was hospitalized and treated with clindamycin, gentamicin (for bacterial secondary infections) and ivermectin (treatment for lice) after which the patient showed clinical improvement and was discharged four days later. Since human myiasis can be caused by a number of different species, larvae were collected from the patient and identified as those of Cochliomyia hominivorax (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Because other cases of coinfestation of flies and lice are on record, health workers are to be alerted about the possible pediculosis-myasis risk.

  1. Acquired Brown Syndrome Treated With Traction of Superior Oblique Tendon.

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    Shin, Kwang Hoon; Paik, Hae Jung; Chi, Mijung

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    Brown syndrome is a rare strabismic disease characterized by a limited elevation in adduction of the eye. The lengthening/weakening of superior oblique muscle is the main way of surgical intervention for this disease. A 7-year-old boy was diagnosed as having acquired Brown syndrome in his right eye after injury in his face. We experienced successful release of this Brown syndrome through mere pulling outward of superior oblique tendon during surgical exploration. We briefly discuss why this manipulation of superior oblique tendon that we performed was successful.

  2. Right superior vena cava draining into the left atrium

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    Calcagni, Giulio; Sidi, Daniel; Bonnet, Damien [University Rene Descartes-Paris 5, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris (France); Batisse, Alain [Institut de Puericulture et de Perinatalogie, Paris (France); Vouhe, Pascal [University Rene Descartes-Paris 5, Department of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris (France); Ou, Phalla [University Rene Descartes-Paris 5, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris (France); University Rene Descartes-Paris 5, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris (France)

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    The right superior vena cava draining into the left atrium is a rare malformation causing cyanosis and clubbing in patients in whom no other signs of congenital heart defect are present. Diagnosis may be difficult as cyanosis may be mild and the anomaly is not always easily detectable by echocardiography. For this reason we report a 13-month-old male in whom we confirmed the clinical and echocardiographic suspicion of anomalous drainage of the right superior vena cava using multidetector CT. This allowed successful surgical reconnection of the right superior vena cava to the right atrium. (orig.)

  3. Noise management to achieve superiority in quantum information systems

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    Nemoto, Kae; Devitt, Simon; Munro, William J.

    2017-06-01

    Quantum information systems are expected to exhibit superiority compared with their classical counterparts. This superiority arises from the quantum coherences present in these quantum systems, which are obviously absent in classical ones. To exploit such quantum coherences, it is essential to control the phase information in the quantum state. The phase is analogue in nature, rather than binary. This makes quantum information technology fundamentally different from our classical digital information technology. In this paper, we analyse error sources and illustrate how these errors must be managed for the system to achieve the required fidelity and a quantum superiority. This article is part of the themed issue 'Quantum technology for the 21st century'.

  4. Global UAS Proliferation Challenges USAF Air Superiority

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    According to Caleb Weiss from Threat Matrix, in early 2015 ISIS released video showing their assault on the Baiji, Iraq oil refinery complex.45 The 8...one to provide live overhead video coverage of recovery efforts in Nepal following an earthquake .49 Further non-military uses include overhead...at a rate faster than aviation safety can regulate. For decades, U.S. remote control aircraft hobbyists enjoyed flying gas -powered aircraft and

  5. Um sistema de previsão de tempo e de ondas oceânicas para o Atlântico Sul

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    Full Text Available Um sistema de previsão numérica de tempo e de ondas oceânicas (SPTO que possa ser operacionalizado no Atlântico Sul é proposto. O SPTO é composto por um modelo atmosférico de área limitada (MAL e um modelo de ondas de superfície do oceano geradas pelo vento, aplicado em duas versões: uma de malha grossa (MPOMG e outra de malha fina (MPOMF. O MPOMG abrange uma área de 10(6 km², e tem como finalidade gerar e propagar ondas em regiões remotas à costa brasileira. O MPOMF é aplicado em um domínio 10(4 km² com alta resolução, incorporando irregularidades batimétricas e com as condições iniciais e de fronteiras fomecidas pelo MPOMG. Os modelos utilizam dados de vento à 10 m acima da superfície do oceano. Os arquivos de vento, contendo a evolução espacial e temporais são gerados pelo MAL. Um exemplo de um evento real ocorrido no período de 9 a 11 de agosto de 1988 é apresentado utilizando o acoplamento proposto.A coupled weather and sea waves foreeast system is presented to be applied operationally on the South Atlantic region. This system is compounded by one atmospheric limited area model (LAM and two nested wind generated surface sea wave models: the gross mesh mrdel (SWGM and the fine mesh model (SWFM. The SWGM covers an area of 10(6 km² roughly, and aims to generates and propagates sea waves far away from the Brazilian Coast. The SWFM is one way nested into SWGM in a domain 10(4 km² with a fine batimetric structure included. Both sea wave models use the time and spatial files of the 10 m height wind produced by LAM as the atmospheric forcing. An example of the event occurred during the 9-11 August 1988 is presented using the forecast system proposed.

  6. Lista revisada y clave para los corales pétreos zooxantelados (Hydrozoa: Milleporina; Anthozoa: Scleractinia del Atlántico mexicano

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    Aurora U Beltrán-Torres

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    Full Text Available Se presenta una lista anotada y revisada de cincuenta y siete especies de corales pétreos (tres mileporinos y cincuenta y cuatro escleractinios del litoral oriental mexicano. En este informe se incluyen sinonimias y una clave simplificada para las especies de la lista. En aquellos casos en que los diferentes autores no se ponen de acuerdo en la posición taxonómica y/o la identificación de las especies se hacen observaciones morfológicas y taxonómicas, así como cuando existe información taxonómica pertinente, o cuando los datos de distribución son relevantes para algunas especies en el Atlántico mexicano. También, se presenta un análisis cualitativo sobre la abundancia y distribución geográfica de las especies, y datos sobre su ámbito batimétrico. Existe una reducción en el número de géneros y especies del Caribe mexicano hacia el Golfo de México y, dentro de este, del Banco de Campeche hacia Veracruz. Aún más, el número de especies abundantes es menor en el Golfo de México que en el Caribe mexicano y las especies comunes en todas las zonas arrecifales presentan un ámbito batimétrico más amplio en el Caribe mexicano.A revised and annotated checklist of fifty-seven zooxanthellate stony coral species (three milleporids and fifty-four scleractinian is presented for the Mexican East Coast. This report includes synonyms and a simplified key to species on the list. Morphological and taxonomic observations are included when authors disagree in the taxonomic position and/or identification of the species, as well as when taxonomic information is pertinent, or when distribution data are relevant for some species in the Mexican Atlantic. A qualitative analysis of species abundance and geographic distribution, and bathymetric range data are presented. There is a reduction in the genera and species numbers from the Mexican Caribbean to the Gulf of Mexico and there, from the Campeche Bank to Veracruz. Furthermore, the number of

  7. Tempo para exaustão no acúmulo de lactato sanguíneo em corredores com diferentes habilidades atléticas

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    Jordan Santos-Concejero

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar as respostas fisiológicas de corredores com diferentes habilidades de velocidade durante o lactato sanguíneo (OBLA e determinar se 4 mmol•L-1 representam a mesma intensidade de exercício relativa para cada corredor. MÉTODOS: Onze corredores treinados e doze bem treinados completaram dois testes de corrida em esteira: primeiramente, um teste máximo de lactato com incremento para calcular o OBLA (Teste 1 e a seguir um outro no OBLA correspondente até exaustão (Teste 2. As trocas de gases e frequência cardíaca (FC foram continuamente medidas e plotadas em porcentagem de tempo referente à exaustão no Teste 2 (TET 2. A velocidade de limite de lactato individual (VLL e concentração de lactato ([La-1]LL foram calculadas de acordo com o método de D-max. RESULTADOS: OBLA e VLL foram maiores em corredores bem treinados (P<0.001.[La-1]LL foi<4 mmol•L-1 nos corredores bem treinados (P<0.001, mas não nos treinados. Os corredores bem treinados foram mais rápidos em OBLA do que em VLL (P<0.001. Os corredores bem treinados correram um TET2 mais curto do que os corredores treinados (P<0.05. Além disso, os corredores bem treinados apresentaram taxa respiratória mais alta em 50, 80 e 90% de TET2 e VO2 em 20-100% de TET2 (P<0.05. TET2 se relacionou inversamente (P<0.01 com OBLA e positivamente com melhor rendimento individual em 10km (P<0.01.OBLA se relacionou positivamente com a %VO2max no Teste 2 (P<0.01. O valor padrão (4 mmol•L-1 para a concentração de lactato sanguíneo parece representar uma intensidade de exercício diferente para corredores com habilidades atléticas diferentes. CONCLUSÃO: OBLA pode não ser preciso para desenvolver sessões de treinamento de corrida ou para a avaliação da capacidade aeróbica.

  8. La financiación de las Regiones Autonómas de la Costa Atlántica de Nicaragua mediante recargos

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    Héctor Zacarías Méndez Morales

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    Full Text Available LA INDISCUTIBLE DIFERENCIA HISTÓRICA, CULTURAL Y SOCIAL ENTRE LA POBLACIÓN del Caribe y el resto del país ha significado un óbice para la integración social y económica de los ciudadanos en el progreso material de la nación, así como conflictos y discordias para ambos sectores territoriales. Esta situación condujo en 1987 al reconocimiento de un régimen de autonomía regional que garantice y respete el ejercicio efectivo de los derechos de las comunidades de la Costa Atlántica, consignados en nuestra Constitución Política.El precepto surgido dos décadas atrás perfiló la concreción de los derechos humanos, culturales, económicos, sociales y políticos de casi el 10% de la población.El interés decayó con el transcurso de los años por parte de los gobiernos de turno, surgiendo una serie de circunstancias que entorpecen una real autonomía territorial jurídicamente reconocida, así como una autonomía financiera regional que garantice un autogobierno responsable, de competencias públicas, y en su territorio, capaz de sufragar sus gastos y perseguir los fines del Estado Social de Derecho.Es por ello que urge la búsqueda y consecución de fuentes de ingreso para las regiones del Caribe nicaragüense que proporcionen la suficiencia financiera de los gobiernos regionales en aras de afianzar su autonomía, cumplir los preceptos constitucionales y derechos fundamentales que demandan el desarrollo integral dela región, y que permita la plena inclusión de la población nicaragüense del Caribe en el tejido social y económico de una nación llamada a conformar un Estado social de Derecho unitario e indivisible

  9. Caracterização de ecossistemas da mata atlântica de tabuleiros por meio das formas de húmus

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    A. Kindel

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    Full Text Available O conhecimento das formas de húmus permite a caracterização de ecossistemas primários, bem como dos interferidos. Dentro desta perspectiva, pretendeu-se identificar as formas de húmus, estudando-se os horizontes holorgânicos em relação às variáveis do solo mineral, em três áreas de Mata Atlântica de Tabuleiros do norte do Espírito Santo: duas matas primárias, a Mata Alta e a Mata de Córrego, e uma mata secundária, resultante do corte e da queima da vegetação há mais de 40 anos (Capoeira Queimada. Na Mata Alta, encontrou-se um mull mesotrófico tropical, caracterizado por uma rápida decomposição dos aportes foliares dos horizontes holorgânicos e por uma percentagem de saturação por bases em torno de 50-70% no horizonte hemiorgânico. A Mata de Córrego teve a estrutura do seu perfil húmico alterado em comparação com a Mata Alta, ou seja, verificou-se maior acúmulo nas camadas holorgânicas, representando menor velocidade na decomposição, como o oligotrofismo do solo mineral (V%: 14-35%. Estes resultados levaram à classificação da forma de húmus na Mata de Córrego como um mull oligotrófico. Na Capoeira Queimada, o estoque dos horizontes holorgânicos foi de 2 t ha-1 maior que na Mata Alta, com o desenvolvimento esporádico da camada F2. No horizonte A1, porém, o estoque de matéria orgânica foi inferior e observou-se, igualmente, uma percentagem de saturação por bases menor (30-56%, indicando que o ciclo de carbono e de nutrientes ainda não foi restabelecido. A forma de húmus da Capoeira Queimada foi classificada como mull mesotrófico.

  10. The bryophytes of Trindade Island, South Atlantic, Brazil As briófitas da Ilha da Trindade, Atlântico Sul, Brasil

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    Allan Laid Alkimim Faria

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    encontrada. Foram fornecidos chaves de identificação, discussão de cada espécie. A flora da Trindade provavelmente se originou do ameaçado bioma Mata Atlântica com implicações para sua conservação.

  11. Condicionantes ambientales de comunidades de foraminíferos bentónicos durante el pleistoceno medio en el Atlántico sudoccidental

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    Cecilia Laprida

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    Full Text Available El océano Atlántico Sur es clave en la distribución de masas de agua profunda hacia otros océanos. Dado el papel que juega la circulación termohalina en el clima, el reconocimiento de variaciones en su distribución durante los ciclos glaciales/interglaciales reviste gran interés. Los foraminíferos bentónicos son utilizados como herramientas de reconstrucción paleoceanográfica, y la existencia de especies asociadas a masas de agua fue utilizada para definir cambios en la circulación oceánica profunda. Sin embargo, la relación entre foraminíferos bentónicos y masas de agua es controversial. Con el objetivo de determinar si las asociaciones de foraminíferos bentónicos reflejan la distribución de las masas de agua profunda durante un evento glacial del Pleistoceno Medio, se analizó un testigo ubicado en el límite entre dos masas de agua profunda: la North Atlantic Deep Water y la Circumpolar Deep Water. En las asociaciones se hallaron especies consideradas indicadoras de ambas masas de agua, aunque algunas especies asociadas a la Circumpolar Deep Water presentan abundancias relativas mayores, siendo Uvigerina peregrina dominante en ciertos niveles. Sin embargo, la escasa abundancia de Globocassidulina subglobosa, asociada a la Circumpolar Deep Water, y la constancia en el porcentaje de especies consideradas indicadoras de la North Atlantic Deep Water impiden atribuir la dominancia de Uvigerina peregrina a una mayor influencia de la Circumpolar Deep Water. El hecho de que esta especie está asociada a flujos elevados de materia orgánica y que su mayor dominancia coincida con aumentos en la abundancia de Globigerina bulloides indica que la productividad superficial fue el factor determinante en la estructuración de las asociaciones de foraminíferos bentónicos en el talud norbonaerense durante el Pleistoceno Medio.

  12. 2010 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Bathymetric Lidar: Lake Superior

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The data contained in this file contain hydrographic and topographic data collected by the Fugro LADS Mk II system along the Lake Superior coast of Minnessota,...

  13. 28 CFR 2.60 - Superior program achievement.

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    2010-07-01

    ... OF PRISONERS, YOUTH OFFENDERS, AND JUVENILE DELINQUENTS United States Code Prisoners and Parolees § 2... or a case with both superior program achievement and minor disciplinary infraction(s)). Advancements...

  14. Coronary artery bypass and superior vena cava syndrome.

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    Thomas, T V; Masrani, K; Thomas, J L

    1999-01-01

    Superior vena cava syndrome is the obstruction of the superior vena cava or its main tributaries by benign or malignant lesions. The syndrome causes edema and engorgement of the vessels on the face, neck, and arms, nonproductive cough, and dyspnea. We discuss the case of a 48-year-old obese diabetic woman who was admitted with unstable angina. She had previously been diagnosed with superior vena cava syndrome. Urgent coronary artery bypass grafting was necessary Although thousands of coronary artery bypasses are performed every year, there are not many reports on patients with superior vena cava syndrome who successfully undergo cardiopulmonary bypass and coronary artery grafting with an internal mammary artery as the conduit. The results of the case and alternative recommended methods are discussed.

  15. Competitividad en el Sector Automotriz en el Departamento del Atlantico // Competitiveness in the Automotive Sector in Departamento del Atlantico // Competitividade no Sector Automóvel no Departamento del Atlântico

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    jorge cervera cardenas

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    Full Text Available Este artículo busca reflejar el comportamiento de crecimiento o decrecimiento del sector automotriz en el Atlántico y su relación con el mercado global. Se maneja el concepto de intrafirma para la expresión de la integración internacional de la producción, como resultado de las decisiones de las empresas transnacionales acerca de la localización de sus actividades productivas y el cuasimonopolio que indica el grado de interrelación con las empresas multinacionales. Metodológicamente se procedió a partir de los datos del SIREM (Sistema de Información y Reporte Empresarial en el departamento del Atlántico, para la identificación de los componentes principales que regula la actividad del sector en relación con los otros departamentos. Se tiene como resultado los componentes importantes para visualizar si el sector se encuentra en crecimiento o decrecimiento según los principales componentes entre los que están activos, pasivos y patrimonio de las empresas del sector, el cual se compara con otros componentes para realizar un análisis más profundo del comportamiento y así determinar el estado económico de las empresas según los resultados obtenidos para la toma de decisiones de estrategias a implementar por las empresas.

  16. Re-formulating non-inferiority trials as superiority trials: The case of binary outcomes.

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    Durkalski, Valerie L; Berger, Vance W

    2009-02-01

    Non-inferiority trials are conducted for a variety of reasons including to show that a new treatment has a negligible reduction in efficacy or safety when compared to the current standard treatment, or a more complex setting of showing that a new treatment has a negligible reduction in efficacy when compared to the current standard yet is superior in terms of other treatment characteristics. The latter reason for conducting a non-inferiority trial presents the challenge of deciding on a balance between a suitable reduction in efficacy, known as the non-inferiority margin, in return for a gain in other important treatment characteristics/findings. It would be ideal to alleviate the dilemma on the choice of margin in this setting by reverting to a traditional superiority trial design where a single p -value for superiority of both the most important endpoint (efficacy) and the most important finding (treatment characteristic) is provided. We discuss how this can be done using the information-preserving composite endpoint (IPCE) approach and consider binary outcome cases in which the combination of efficacy and treatment characteristics, but not one itself, paints a clear picture that the novel treatment is superior to the active control. 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Superior flexibility of a wrinkled carbon shell under electrochemical cycling

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    Nanocarbon composites have been extensively employed in engineering alloy-type anodes in order to improve the poor cyclability caused by the enormous volume changes during lithium (Li+) insertion/extraction. The chemical vapor deposited wrinkled carbon shell (WCS) shows high electrical conductivity, excellent thermal stability and remarkable mechanical robustness, which help in retaining the structural integrity around the tin (Sn) anode core despite ∼250% variation in volume during repetitive lithiation and delithiation. In situ transmission electron microscopy reveals no embrittlement in the lithiated WCS, which fully recovers its original shape after severe mechanical deformation with no obvious structural change. Further analysis indicates that the capacity to accommodate large strains is closely related to the construction of the carbon shell, that is, the stacking of wrinkled few-layer graphenes. Both the pre-existing wrinkles and the few-layer thickness render the carbon shell superior flexibility and good elasticity under bending or expansion of the interior volume. Moreover, the WCS possesses fast lithium ion diffusion channels, which have lower activation barriers (∼0.1 eV) than that on a smooth graphene (∼0.3 eV). The results provide an insight into the improvement in cycle performance that can be achieved through carbon coating of anodes of lithium ion batteries. © 2014 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  18. Autologous chondrocyte implantation: superior biologic properties of hyaline cartilage repairs.

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    Henderson, Ian; Lavigne, Patrick; Valenzuela, Herminio; Oakes, Barry

    2007-02-01

    Information regarding the quality of autologous chondrocyte implantation repair is needed to determine whether the current autologous chondrocyte implantation surgical technology and the subsequent biologic repair processes are capable of reliably forming durable hyaline or hyaline-like cartilage in vivo. We report and analyze the properties and qualities of autologous chondrocyte implantation repairs. We evaluated 66 autologous chondrocyte implantation repairs in 57 patients, 55 of whom had histology, indentometry, and International Cartilage Repair Society repair scoring at reoperation for mechanical symptoms or pain. International Knee Documentation Committee scores were used to address clinical outcome. Maximum stiffness, normalized stiffness, and International Cartilage Repair Society repair scoring were higher for hyaline articular cartilage repairs compared with fibrocartilage, with no difference in clinical outcome. Reoperations revealed 32 macroscopically abnormal repairs (Group B) and 23 knees with normal-looking repairs in which symptoms leading to arthroscopy were accounted for by other joint disorders (Group A). In Group A, 65% of repairs were either hyaline or hyaline-like cartilage compared with 28% in Group B. Autologous chondrocyte repairs composed of fibrocartilage showed more morphologic abnormalities and became symptomatic earlier than hyaline or hyaline-like cartilage repairs. The hyaline articular cartilage repairs had biomechanical properties comparable to surrounding cartilage and superior to those associated with fibrocartilage repairs.

  19. Delineation of sympatric morphotypes of lake trout in Lake Superior

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    Moore, Seth A.; Bronte, Charles R.

    2001-01-01

    Three morphotypes of lake trout Salvelinus namaycush are recognized in Lake Superior: lean, siscowet, and humper. Absolute morphotype assignment can be difficult. We used a size-free, whole-body morphometric analysis (truss protocol) to determine whether differences in body shape existed among lake trout morphotypes. Our results showed discrimination where traditional morphometric characters and meristic measurements failed to detect differences. Principal components analysis revealed some separation of all three morphotypes based on head and caudal peduncle shape, but it also indicated considerable overlap in score values. Humper lake trout have smaller caudal peduncle widths to head length and depth characters than do lean or siscowet lake trout. Lean lake trout had larger head measures to caudal widths, whereas siscowet had higher caudal peduncle to head measures. Backward stepwise discriminant function analysis retained two head measures, three midbody measures, and four caudal peduncle measures; correct classification rates when using these variables were 83% for leans, 80% for siscowets, and 83% for humpers, which suggests the measures we used for initial classification were consistent. Although clear ecological reasons for these differences are not readily apparent, patterns in misclassification rates may be consistent with evolutionary hypotheses for lake trout within the Laurentian Great Lakes.

  20. Reproductive success of herring gulls breeding on Lake Superior

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    Shutt, J.L. [Canadian Wildlife Service, Hull, Quebec (Canada)

    1994-12-31

    Herring gulls breed in the vicinity of three pulp mills located on the north shore of Lake Superior. The impacts of exposure to effluents produced by these mills on various aspects of the reproductive biology of this species have been monitored since 1992. Reproductive success at these sites has been either zero or below the level necessary to maintain a stable population. Levels of dioxins and furans in the eggs and tissues of herring gulls did not show any consistent trends between the exposed and control sites and were generally low. Additionally, TCDD TEQs calculated for the same colonies, with the inclusion of several non ortho-substituted PCBs, were well below levels thought to result in reproductive impairment of herring gulls. However, plasma and liver concentrations of retinol were depressed and variable at several colonies, indicating potential diet differences between the study sites. Further determination of food types consumed at the control and exposed sites revealed that fish, the traditional diet of this species, was a small or insignificant component of the diet. Food type was also correlated with contaminant burden and reproductive output. Previously collected data as well as current results will be discussed.

  1. The mesoproterozoic midcontinent rift system, Lake Superior region, USA

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    Ojakangas, R.W.; Morey, G.B.; Green, J.C.

    2001-01-01

    Exposures in the Lake Superior region, and associated geophysical evidence, show that a 2000 km-long rift system developed within the North American craton ??? 1109-1087 Ma, the age span of the most of the volcanic rocks. This system is characterized by immense volumes of mafic igneous rocks, mostly subaerial plateau basalts, generated in two major pulses largely by a hot mantle plume. A new ocean basin was nearly formed before rifting ceased, perhaps due to the remote effect of the Grenville continental collision to the east. Broad sagging/subsidence, combined with a system of axial half-grabens separated along the length of the rift by accommodation zones, provided conditions for the accumulation of as much as 20 km of volcanic rocks and as much as 10 km of post-rift clastic sediments, both along the rift axis and in basins flanking a central, post-volcanic horst. Pre-rift mature, quartzose sandstones imply little or no uplift prior to the onset of rift volcanism. Early post-rift red-bed sediments consist almost entirely of intrabasinally derived volcanic sediment deposited in alluvial fan to fluvial settings; the exception is one gray to black carbon-bearing lacustrine(?) unit. This early sedimentation phase was followed by broad crustal sagging and deposition of progressively more mature red-bed, fluvial sediments with an extra-basinal provenance. ?? 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Superior memorizers employ different neural networks for encoding and recall.

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    Mallow, Johannes; Bernarding, Johannes; Luchtmann, Michael; Bethmann, Anja; Brechmann, André

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    Superior memorizers often employ the method of loci (MoL) to memorize large amounts of information. The MoL, known since ancient times, relies on a complex process where information to be memorized is bound to landmarks along mental routes in a previously memorized environment. However, functional magnetic resonance imaging data on groups of trained superior memorizer are rare. Based on the memorizing strategy reported by superior memorizers, we developed a scheme of the processes successively employed during memorizing and recalling digits and relate these to brain activation that is specific for the encoding and recall period. In the examined superior memorizers several regions, suggested to be involved in mental navigation and digit-to-word processing, were specifically activated during encoding: bilateral early visual cortex, retrosplenial cortex, left parahippocampus, left visual cortex, and left superior parietal cortex. Although the scheme suggests that some steps during encoding and recall seem to be analog, none of the encoding areas were specifically activated during the recall. Instead, we found strong activation in left anterior superior temporal gyrus, which we relate to recalling the sequential order of the digits, and right motor cortex that may be related to reciting the digits.

  3. Superior Memorizers Employ Different Neural Networks for Encoding and Recall

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    Johannes eMallow

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Superior memorizers often employ the method of loci (MoL to memorize large amounts of information. The method of loci, known since ancient times, relies on a complex process where information to be memorized is bound to landmarks along mental routes in a previously memorized environment. However, fMRI data on groups of trained superior memorizer are rare. Based on the memorizing strategy reported by superior memorizers we developed a scheme of the processes successively employed during memorizing and recalling digits and relate these to brain activation that is specific for the encoding and recall period. In the examined superior memorizers several regions, suggested to be involved in mental navigation and digit-to-word processing, were specifically activated during encoding: bilateral early visual cortex, retrosplenial cortex, left parahippocampus, left visual cortex, and left superior parietal cortex. Although the scheme suggests that some steps during encoding and recall seem to be analog, none of the encoding areas were specifically activated during the recall. Instead, we found strong activation in left anterior superior temporal gyrus, which we relate to recalling the sequential order of the digits, and right motor cortex that may be related to reciting the digits.

  4. Veia cava superior esquerda anômala com ausência de veia cava superior direita: achados de imagem Persistent left superior vena cava with absent right superior vena cava: image findings

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    Cyrillo Rodrigues de Araújo Júnior

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available A persistência da veia cava superior esquerda com ausência da veia cava superior direita é uma anomalia rara, com menos de 150 casos descritos na literatura. A não-obliteração e regressão da veia cardinal anterior esquerda durante o desenvolvimento embriológico promove uma variação sistêmica de retorno venoso ao coração, com persistência da veia cava superior esquerda. Sua incidência varia de 0,3% em pacientes sem alterações cardíacas congênitas concomitantes a 4,3% naqueles com cardiopatias. Na maioria das vezes coexiste a veia cava superior direita, porém se houver regressão e degeneração da veia cardinal anterior direita, implicará a sua ausência e a drenagem venosa para o coração será feita pela veia cava superior esquerda ao átrio direito, através do seio coronariano. Mostramos um caso de um paciente submetido a radiografia de tórax e tomografia computadorizada para avaliação de doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica, tendo como achado a persistência da veia cava superior esquerda com ausência da direita, sem qualquer cardiopatia associada e com a drenagem cardíaca sendo feita, através do seio coronariano, para o átrio direito.Persistent left superior vena cava with absent right superior vena cava is a rare anomaly, with less than 150 cases reported in the literature. Congenitally persistent left superior vena cava is the most common variant of systemic venous return to the heart, resulting embryologically from failure of the left anterior cardinal vein to become obliterated. Its incidence varies from 0.3% in patients with otherwise normal heart to 4.3% in patients with congenital heart disease. In the majority of the patients, a right superior vena cava is present as well, but rarely the right anterior cardinal vein degenerates resulting in the absence of the normal right superior vena cava. The blood from the right side is carried by the persistent left superior vena cava to the right atrium through the

  5. Anger Superiority in Single-Face Judgements

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    Hiroshi Ashida

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available We investigated “anger superiority” in single-face judgements. Angry, or threatening, faces are easier to find than smiling ones (Hansen & Hansen, 1988 but it remains controversial whether this reflects emotional effects on the basis of the whole face or rather perceptual effects on the basis of parts. We sought this question differently from most previous studies that used the visual search paradigm. We presented a picture of angry, smiling, or neutral face (extracted from ATR DB99 database that has been confirmed for emotional strength either to the left or to the right of the fixation mark, which was followed by a mask, and the participants were asked to make a forced-choice judgement of anger or smile. The results showed that neutral faces were significantly biased towards anger with upright presentation but not with inverted presentation. Angry and smiling faces were judged equally well with upright presentation, while there was notable reduction of correct responses only for angry face with inverted presentation. Difference between hemifields was not clear. The results suggest that angry faces are judged on the basis of configural processing of the whole face, while smiling faces may be judged more locally on the basis of parts.

  6. [Acupoint catgut-embedding therapy: superiorities and principles of application].

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    Zhang, Xuan-Ping; Jia, Chun-Sheng; Wang, Jian-Ling; Shi, Jing; Zhang, Xin; Li, Xiao-Feng; Xu, Xiao-Kang; Qin, Liang; Zhang, Mei-Ling; Kang, Su-Gang; Duan, Xiao-Dong

    2012-10-01

    To analyze the superiorities of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy, discuss its law of clinical application and provide scientific decision-making for clinical treatment. Literatures on acupoint catgut-embedding therapy in the recent 40 years were selected, input, examined and verified, picked up and analyzed by establishing database with the modern computer technology. (1) One thousand and seventy-five literatures were input. It shows that the acupoint catgut-embedding therapy has an extensive application in all departments, especially in the internal department, accounting for 48.54% (50/103) of the total disease category. It has the most extensive application on treatment of epigastric pain, with the frequency of 102 times, and obesity of 74 times. The next is surgery, accounting for 14.56% (15/103). The major application is on low back pain and leg pain with the frequency of 79 times. Psoriasis, with the frequency of 30 times, holds the major application in dermatological department. And blepharoplasty, with the frequency of 30 times, gains the most application in department of ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology. (2) In the included literatures, selection of adjacent acupoints and distal acupoints are held as the major method of acupoint selection. The adjusted lumbar puncture needle is taken as the major tool for the acupoint catgut-embedding therapy. And catguts of different sizes are adopted for the operation. (3) Analysis of the therapeutic effect shows that acupoint catgut-embedding therapy has obvious effect in all departments, especially in surgery and dermatology, with the total effective rate over 90%. Epigastric pain, obesity, epilepsy, asthma, abdominal pain, facial paralysis and constipation of the internal medicine, low back pain and leg pain of the surgical department, psoriasis of the dermatological department and blepharoplasty of the department of ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology are considered as the dominant diseases for acupoint

  7. Ultrastructural organization of muscle fiber types and their distribution in the rat superior rectus extraocular muscle.

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    Rashed, Rashed M; El-Alfy, Sherif H

    2012-05-01

    Extraocular muscles (EOMs) are unique as they show greater variation in anatomical and physiological properties than any other skeletal muscles. To investigate the muscle fiber types and to understand better the structure-function correlation of the extraocular muscles, the present study examined the ultrastructural characteristics of the superior rectus muscle of rat. The superior rectus muscle is organized into two layers: a central global layer of mainly large-diameter fibers and an outer C-shaped orbital layer of principally small-diameter fibers. Six morphologically distinct fiber types were identified within the superior rectus muscle. Four muscle fiber types, three single innervated fibers (SIFs) and one multiple innervated fiber (MIF), were recognized in the global layer. The single innervated fibers included red, white and intermediate fibers. They differed from one another with respect to diameter, mitochondrial size and distribution, sarcoplasmic reticulum and myofibrillar size. The orbital layer contained two distinct MIFs in addition to the red and intermediate SIFs. The orbital MIFs were categorized into low oxidative and high oxidative types according to their mitochondrial content and distribution. The highly specialized function of the superior rectus extraocular muscle is reflected in the multiplicity of its fiber types, which exhibit unique structural features. The unique ultrastructural features of the extraocular muscles and their possible relation to muscle function are discussed. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  8. Dynamic Analysis of Gene Expression in Rice Superior and Inferior Grains by RNA-Seq

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    Sun, Hongzheng; Peng, Ting; Zhao, Yafan; Du, Yanxiu; Zhang, Jing; Li, Junzhou; Xin, Zeyu; Zhao, Quanzhi

    2015-01-01

    Poor grain filling of inferior grains located on lower secondary panicle branch causes great drop in rice yield and quality. Dynamic gene expression patterns between superior and inferior grains were examined from the view of the whole transcriptome by using RNA-Seq method. In total, 19,442 genes were detected during rice grain development. Genes involved in starch synthesis, grain storage and grain development were interrogated in particular in superior and inferior grains. Of the genes involved in sucrose to starch transformation process, most were expressed at lower level in inferior grains at early filling stage compared to that of superior grains. But at late filling stage, the expression of those genes was higher in inferior grains and lower in superior grains. The same trends were observed in the expression of grain storage protein genes. While, evidence that genes involved in cell cycle showed higher expression in inferior grains during whole period of grain filling indicated that cell proliferation was active till the late filling stage. In conclusion, delayed expression of most starch synthesis genes in inferior grains and low capacity of sink organ might be two important factors causing low filling rate of inferior grain at early filling stage, and shortage of carbohydrate supply was a limiting factor at late filling stage. PMID:26355995

  9. A Multifactorial Mechanism in the Superior Antimalarial Activity of α-C-GalCer

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    John Schmieg

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available We have previously shown that the C-glycoside analog of α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer, α-C-GalCer, displays a superior inhibitory activity against the liver stages of the rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium yoelii than its parental glycolipid, α-GalCer. In this study, we demonstrate that NK cells, as well as IL-12, are a key contributor for the superior activity displayed by α-C-GalCer. Surprisingly, the diminished production of Th2 cytokines, including IL-4, by α-C-GalCer has no affect on its superior therapeutic activity relative to α-GalCer. Finally, we show that the in vivo administration of α-C-GalCer induces prolonged maturation of dendritic cells (DCs, as well as an enhanced proliferative response of mouse invariant Vα14 (Vα14i NKT cells, both of which may also contribute to some degree to the superior activity of α-C-GalCer in vivo.

  10. Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome: Lessons from the First 20 Years

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    Bryan K. Ward

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome was first reported by Lloyd Minor and colleagues in 1998. Patients with a dehiscence in the bone overlying the superior semicircular canal experience symptoms of pressure or sound-induced vertigo, bone conduction hyperacusis, and pulsatile tinnitus. The initial series of patients were diagnosed based on common symptoms, a physical examination finding of eye movements in the plane of the superior semicircular canal when ear canal pressure or loud tones were applied to the ear, and high-resolution computed tomography imaging demonstrating a dehiscence in the bone over the superior semicircular canal. Research productivity directed at understanding better methods for diagnosing and treating this condition has substantially increased over the last two decades. We now have a sound understanding of the pathophysiology of third mobile window syndromes, higher resolution imaging protocols, and several sensitive and specific diagnostic tests. Furthermore, we have a treatment (surgical occlusion of the superior semicircular canal that has demonstrated efficacy. This review will highlight some of the fundamental insights gained in SCDS, propose diagnostic criteria, and discuss future research directions.

  11. La educación superior como eje del desarrollo

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    Benjamín Afanador Vargas

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available Este documento analiza cómo ha sido la interacción entre la política educativa y las estrategiasde desarrollo en Colombia, a lo largo del siglo XX. Se presenta una revisión del estadoactual de la educación en Colombia, tanto a nivel de educación básica y media, como de laeducación superior. Para ello se toman tres criterios básicos que son la cobertura, la calidady la equidad en el acceso a la educación. Para el caso de la educación superior, se comparala oferta de cupos con la demanda existente, se clasifican los distintos segmentos en que sedivide la educación superior y se hace una breve reseña sobre el recurso humano con que secuenta en la educación superior colombiana. Así mismo, se expone una conceptualización delos retos que enfrenta la educación superior, sobretodo para lograr una cohesión de la sociedad,evitando que algunos de sus integrantes sean excluidos y permitiendo que todos losestamentos de la sociedad puedan compartir los mismos ideales y los consideren asequibles.Finalmente, se presentan unas conclusiones que se derivan del estudio y se proponen algunasrecomendaciones de política .

  12. Composição de bandos mistos de aves em fragmentos de mata atlântica no sudeste do Brasil

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    Maldonado-Coelho Marcos

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A fragmentação de habitats tem sido um dos assuntos mais discutidos na biologia da conservação nos últimos anos. Entretanto, poucos estudos tem avaliado os efeitos da fragmentação de florestas em bandos mistos de aves. Esses bandos são associações de duas ou mais espécies, cuja coesão está relacionada à cadeia de interações entre os membros dos bandos. As duas vantagens seletivas invocadas para explicar a evolução do comportamento de viver em bandos mistos de espécies são o declínio no risco de predação e aumento na eficiência no forrageamento. O objetivo do presente estudo foi analisar a composição de bandos mistos em relação ao tamanho dos fragmentos de Mata Atlântica durante as estações seca e chuvosa, na região da Zona da Mata, sudoeste do Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil. Foram identificados três tipos distintos de bandos mistos na área estudada: bandos heterogêneos, bandos do sub-bosque e bandos de copa. O primeiro foi observado em todos os fragmentos florestais, enquanto bandos do sub-bosque foram observados em apenas três fragmentos. Bandos de copa são raros em todos os fragmentos. Algumas espécies participaram de dois tipos de bandos. Trichothraupis melanops e Basileurus culicivorus foram as espécies nucleares dos bandos heterogêneos. Habia rubica foi a espécie mais importante na formação e coesão de bandos do sub-bosque. Em bandos de copa, nenhuma das espécies apresentou características similares. Analisamos aqui o efeito da estação e da área do fragmento florestal na composição de bandos heterogêneos e de sub-bosque, baseados em dois enfoques: 1 - freqüência de espécies e 2 - características ecológicas das espécies do bando. Em relação à freqüência das espécies, a sazonalidade afetou a composição de bandos heterogêneos mais fortemente que a área do fragmento. Apenas dois fragmentos florestais diferiram levemente na composição de bandos heterogêneos. Tanto a

  13. La heterogeneidad interna del español meridional o atlántico: variación diasistemática vs. pluricentrismo

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    Araceli López Serena

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    Full Text Available ResumenEste trabajo se propone mostrar la idoneidad del marco teórico de la Lingüística de las variedades desarrollado por la Escuela de Friburgo para abordar el problema de la heterogeneidad interna del llamado español meridional o atlántico. Dicha heterogeneidad concierne a las diferencias de estatus que unos mismos rasgos lingüísticos manifiestan en las variedades andaluzas y americanas de la lengua; de ahí que su abordaje precise un marco de análisis que permita describir el funcionamiento discursivo de los distintos fenómenos de variación que afloran en el español hablado en Andalucía y en América desde una perspectiva dinámica, respetuosa con la extraordinaria complejidad de la interacción que, en el discurso, tiene lugar entre hechos de variación de distinta naturaleza (diatópica, diastrática o diafásica. Gracias a la modelización del comportamiento lingüístico diferenciado de los hablantes en situaciones de comunicación diversas que permite llevar a cabo el aparato conceptual de la Lingüística de las variedades, podremos dirimir cómo, por encima de la posible identidad material de algunos hechos lingüísticos compartidos por andaluz, canario y español de América, es necesario atribuir a fenómenos, en principio equivalentes, un estatus, sin embargo, muy desigual: diasistemáticamente marcado en unas comunidades, pero no marcado o estándar en otras, en las que el rasgo lingüístico en cuestión tenga, por tanto, el rango de norma diferenciada en el seno de una lengua policéntrica como es la española. AbstractThis paper claims that the inner heterogeneity of the so-called Southern or Atlantic Spanish can be best analyzed under the theoretical framework commonly known as German Varieties Linguistics developed by the Fribourg School. This heterogeneity is shown in the diverse status of materially identical linguistic facts in the Andalusian and American varieties of the Spanish language. The paper argues

  14. Servicios ambientales del bosque: ensayo en una cuenca atlántica europea con base en la experiencia de Centroamérica

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    Oreina Orrantia Albizu

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la síntesis de un estudio piloto llevado a cabo en la Reserva de la biosfera de Urdaibai (España atlántica, en la cuenca del río Golako, donde se estudió 250 hectáreas durante 8 meses. El objetivo fue definir un índice cuantitativo de conservación del territorio (IC, basado en la evaluación individual de 9 unidades de paisaje (UP que sintetizan las características de la zona. Luego, se formuló un método de compensación económica (PSA = euros, que permite la conservación de las áreas naturales de calidad que son propiedad privada. Dicho planteamiento se basa en la premisa de que el bosque natural, como todos los ecosistemas naturales, posee un valor social que puede ser cuantificado. Los resultados del estudio indican que el 60% del territorio está representado por plantaciones de Pinus radiata, y que la superficie ocupada por el bosque natural en estados variables de conservación, está extraordinariamente fragmentada (82% por debajo de 1 ha. En este contexto, se desarrolla un concepto de Pago por Servicios Ambientales (PSA propio, diseñado tomando en cuenta: las características específicas del territorio; los estudios de Costa Rica; los planes estratégicos y jurídicos vascos; el estudio del impacto de la actividad forestal; y las funciones del bosque natural como estabilizador de sistema.Environmental services of the forest: an essay in an European Atlantic river basin based on a Central American experience. A Conservation Interest Index (CI was designed to numerically assess the natural quality or value of a given terrestrial area. This CI has been applied along the Golako River Watershed (Biosphere Reserve, Basque Country, Spain. The area, although benefiting from some protection, is strongly influenced by human activities (forestry and cattle breeding. The CI is based on both available cartographic information about vegetation and fieldwork, the later needed to provide estimations for the various

  15. Design of a fifth generation air superiority fighter

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    Atique, Md. Saifuddin Ahmed; Barman, Shuvrodeb; Nafi, Asif Shahriar; Bellah, Masum; Salam, Md. Abdus

    2016-07-01

    Air Superiority Fighter is considered to be an effective dogfighter which is stealthy & highly maneuverable to surprise enemy along with improve survivability against the missile fire. This new generation fighter aircraft requires fantastic aerodynamics design, low wing loading (W/S), high thrust to weight ratio (T/W) with super cruise ability. Conceptual design is the first step to design an aircraft. In this paper conceptual design of an Air Superiority Fighter Aircraft is proposed to carry 1 crew member (pilot) that can fly at maximum Mach No of 2.3 covering a range of 1500 km with maximum ceiling of 61,000 ft. Payload capacity of this proposed aircraft is 6000 lb that covers two advanced missiles & one advanced gun. The Air Superiority Fighter Aircraft was designed to undertake all the following missions like: combat air petrol, air to air combat, maritime attack, close air support, suppression, destruction of enemy air defense and reconnaissance.

  16. Temporal Bone Fracture Causing Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence

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    Kevin A. Peng

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Importance. Superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SCD is a third window lesion of the inner ear causing symptoms of vertigo, autophony, tinnitus, and hearing loss. A “two-hit” hypothesis has traditionally been proposed, whereby thinly developed bone overlying the superior canal is disrupted by a sudden change in intracranial pressure. Although the symptoms of SCD may be precipitated by head injury, no previous reports have described a temporal bone fracture directly causing SCD. Observations. Two patients sustained temporal bone fractures after closed head trauma, and developed unilateral otologic symptoms consistent with SCD. In each instance, computed tomography imaging revealed fractures extending through the bony roof of the superior semicircular canal. Conclusions and Relevance. Temporal bone fractures, which are largely treated nonoperatively, have not previously been reported to cause SCD. As it is a potentially treatable entity, SCD resulting from temporal bone fracture must be recognized as a possibility and diagnosed promptly if present.

  17. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection to the superior vena cava.

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    Aramendi, José I; Rey, Estibaliz; Hamzeh, Gadah; Crespo, Alejandro; Luis, Maite; Voces, Roberto

    2011-04-01

    We describe the surgical technique of reimplantation of the right superior pulmonary vein into the left atrium in 2 patients with partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection to the superior vena cava without atrial septal defect. A right axillary minithoracotomy is done through the fourth intercostal space. The pulmonary vein is detached from its origin in the superior vena cava. This is sutured with 6-0 reabsorbable polydioxanone suture (Ethicon, Somerville, NJ). A lateral clamp is applied to the left atrium, and the pulmonary vein is reimplanted. The patient is extubated in the operating room. Neither cardiopulmonary bypass nor blood transfusion was required. It is simple, safe, and reproducible. Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Noise management to achieve superiority in quantum information systems.

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    Nemoto, Kae; Devitt, Simon; Munro, William J

    2017-08-06

    Quantum information systems are expected to exhibit superiority compared with their classical counterparts. This superiority arises from the quantum coherences present in these quantum systems, which are obviously absent in classical ones. To exploit such quantum coherences, it is essential to control the phase information in the quantum state. The phase is analogue in nature, rather than binary. This makes quantum information technology fundamentally different from our classical digital information technology. In this paper, we analyse error sources and illustrate how these errors must be managed for the system to achieve the required fidelity and a quantum superiority.This article is part of the themed issue 'Quantum technology for the 21st century'. © 2017 The Author(s).

  19. INFORMATION ASSURANCE - INTELLIGENCE - INFORMATION SUPERIORITY RELATIONSHIP WITHIN NATO OPERATIONS

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    Gheorghe BOARU, Ioan-Mihai ILIEŞ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available There is a tight relationship between information assurance, the intelligence cycle and information superiority within NATO operations. The intelligence cycle has a discrete architecture and provides on-time and relevant intelligence products to the joint force commanders and to other authorized users in a specifi c joint area of operations. The intelligence cycle must follow the evolution of the operation. A permanent intelligence estimate will be performed during the military decision making process and operations execution. Information superiority is one of the most powerful intelligence cycle achievements. and decisively infuences the success of NATO joint operations. Information superiority must be preserved and enhanced through information assurance. Information assurance is an information operation that must be planned by the military in charge of operation security or by non-military experts, executed by all personnel during the entire intelligence cycle life time and employed during the planning and execution of NATO joint operations.

  20. Status of the shortjaw cisco (Coregonus zenithicus) in Lake Superior

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    Hoff, Michael H.; Todd, Thomas N.

    2004-01-01

    The shortjaw cisco (Coregonus zenithicus) was historically found in Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior, but has been extirpated in Lakes Huron and Michigan apparently as the result of commercial overharvest. During 1999-2001, we conducted an assessment of shortjaw cisco abundance in five areas, spanning the U.S. waters of Lake Superior, and compared our results with the abundance measured at those areas in 1921-1922. The shortjaw cisco was found at four of the five areas sampled, but abundances were so low that they were not significantly different from zero. In the four areas where shortjaw ciscoes were found, abundance declined significantly by 99% from the 1920s to the present. To increase populations of this once economically and ecologically important species in Lake Superior, an interagency rehabilitation effort is needed. Population monitoring is recommended to assess population trends and to evaluate success of rehabilitation efforts.

  1. Don't words come easy? A psychophysical exploration of word superiority

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    Starrfelt, Randi; Petersen, Anders; Vangkilde, Signe Allerup

    2013-01-01

    , to explore the extents and limits of the WSE. Using a carefully controlled list of three letter words, we show that a word superiority effect can be revealed in vocal reaction times even to undegraded stimuli. With a novel combination of psychophysics and mathematical modelling, we further show......Words are made of letters, and yet sometimes it is easier to identify a word than a single letter. This word superiority effect (WSE) has been observed when written stimuli are presented very briefly or degraded by visual noise. We compare performance with letters and words in three experiments...... that the typical WSE is specifically reflected in perceptual processing speed: single words are simply processed faster than single letters. Intriguingly, when multiple stimuli are presented simultaneously, letters are perceived more easily than words, and this is reflected both in perceptual processing speed...

  2. Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy: Superiority over laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.

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    Shiroki, Ryoichi; Fukami, Naohiko; Fukaya, Kosuke; Kusaka, Mamoru; Natsume, Takahiro; Ichihara, Takashi; Toyama, Hiroshi

    2016-02-01

    Nephron-sparing surgery has been proven to positively impact the postoperative quality of life for the treatment of small renal tumors, possibly leading to functional improvements. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is still one of the most demanding procedures in urological surgery. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy sometimes results in extended warm ischemic time and severe complications, such as open conversion, postoperative hemorrhage and urine leakage. Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy exploits the advantages offered by the da Vinci Surgical System to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, equipped with 3-D vision and a better degree in the freedom of surgical instruments. The introduction of the da Vinci Surgical System made nephron-sparing surgery, specifically robot-assisted partial nephrectomy, safe with promising results, leading to the shortening of warm ischemic time and a reduction in perioperative complications. Even for complex and challenging tumors, robotic assistance is expected to provide the benefit of minimally-invasive surgery with safe and satisfactory renal function. Warm ischemic time is the modifiable factor during robot-assisted partial nephrectomy to affect postoperative kidney function. We analyzed the predictive factors for extended warm ischemic time from our robot-assisted partial nephrectomy series. The surface area of the tumor attached to the kidney parenchyma was shown to significantly affect the extended warm ischemic time during robot-assisted partial nephrectomy. In cases with tumor-attached surface area more than 15 cm(2) , we should consider switching robot-assisted partial nephrectomy to open partial nephrectomy under cold ischemia if it is imperative. In Japan, a nationwide prospective study has been carried out to show the superiority of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in improving warm ischemic time and complications. By facilitating robotic technology, robot-assisted partial nephrectomy

  3. Influence of superior cervical ganglionectomy on hippocampal neurogenesis and learning and memory in adult rats

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    Yanping Ding; Baoping Shao; Shiyuan Yu; Shanting Zhao; Jianlin Wang

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus plays an important role in learning and memory. However, studies have not determined whether the superior cervical ganglion or the sympathetic nerve system influences hippocampal neurogenesis or learning and memory in adult rats. OBJECTIVE: To observe differences in dentate gyrus neurogenesis, as well as learning and memory, in adult rats following superior cervical ganglionectomy. DESIGN, TIME AND SETTING: A randomized, controlled, animal study was performed at the Immunohistochemistry Laboratory of the School of Life Sciences in Lanzhou University from July 2006 to July 2007.MATERIALS: Doublecortin polyclonal antibody was provided by Santa Cruz Biotechnology, USA;avidin-biotin-peroxidase complex was purchased from Zhongshan Goldenbride Biotechnology, China;Morris water maze was bought from Taimeng Technology, China. METHODS: A total of 20 adult, male, Wistar rats were randomly divided into surgery and control groups, with 10 rats in each group. In the surgery group, the bilateral superior cervical ganglions were transected. In the control group, the superior cervical ganglions were only exposed, but no ganglionectomy was performed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: To examine distribution, morphology, and number of newborn neurons in the dentate gyrus using doublecortin immunohistochemistry at 36 days following surgical procedures. To examine ability of learning and memory in adult rats using the Morris water maze at 30 days following surgical procedures. RESULTS: Doublecortin immunohistochemical results showed that a reduction in the number of doublecortin-positive neurons in the surgery group compared to the control group (P<0.05), while the distribution of doublecortin-positive neurons was identical in the two groups. The surgery group exhibited significantly worse performance in learning and spatial memory tasks compared to the control group (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: Superior cervical ganglionectomy

  4. The postdiction superiority effect in metacomprehension of text.

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    Pierce, B H; Smith, S M

    2001-01-01

    Metacomprehension accuracy for texts was greater after, rather than before, answering test questions about the texts-a postdiction superiority effect. Although postdiction superiority was found across successive sets of test questions and across successive texts, there was no improvement in metacomprehension accuracy after participants had taken more tests. Neither prediction nor postdiction gamma correlations with test performance improved with successive tests. Although the results are consistent with retrieval hypotheses, they contradict predictions made by test knowledge hypotheses, which state that increasing knowledge of the nature of the tests should increase metacomprehension accuracy.

  5. Imaging Evaluation of Superior Labral Anteroposterior (SLAP) Tears.

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    Grubin, Jeremy; Maderazo, Alex; Fitzpatrick, Darren

    2015-10-01

    Superior labral anteroposterior (SLAP) tears are common injuries that are best evaluated with magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA), as it provides the most detailed evaluation of the bicipital labral complex. Given the variety and complexity of SLAP tears, distention of the joint with intra-articular dilute gadolinium contrast properly separates the intra-articular biceps tendon, superior labrum, glenoid cartilage and glenohumeral ligaments to optimize assessment of these structures. This allows for increased diagnostic confidence of the interpreting radiologist and provides a better road map for the surgeon prior to arthroscopy. Indirect MRA and high-field magnetic resonance imaging are sensitive and specific alternative modalities if MRA cannot be performed.

  6. SUPERIOR MESENTERIC ARTERY SYNDROME - AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF DUODENAL OBSTRUCTION

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    Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) arising from aorta at the level of first lumbar vertebra usually takes an angular downward course from ventral surface of aorta. It is through this vascular angle that the 3rd part of duodenum passes at the level of 4th lumbar vertebra. Fat and lymphatics around SMA maintains the angle at 25° to 60° with a mean of 450 and provide protection against duodenal compression. In Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome, the SMA-aorta angle in narrowed down to 7° to 22° w...

  7. Whole record surveillance is superior to chief complaint surveillance for predicting influenza.

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    Welsh, Gail; Wahner-Roedler, Dietlind; Froehling, David Arthur; Trusko, Brett; Elkin, Peter

    2008-11-06

    Matched records of positive and negative influenza cases were parsed with a Natural Language Processor, the Multi-threaded Clinical Vocabulary Server (MCVS). Output was coded into SNOMED-CT reference terminology and compared to the SNOMED case definition of influenza. Odds ratios for each element of the influenza case definition by each section of the record were used to generate ROC curves. C-statistics showed that whole record surveillance was superior to chief complaint surveillance for predicting influenza.

  8. Osteochondrosis of the Superior Pole of the Patella: Two Cases with Histologic Correlation

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    Tyler, Wakenda; McCarthy, Edward F

    2002-01-01

    Two cases of osteochondrosis of the superior pole of the patella are reported with histologic findings. Both patients were young girls; one had mild cerebral palsy. Sixteen cases of this disorder have been documented but without histologic study. The histologic features of these two cases showed osteonecrosis with reparative changes. These findings support that this entity is similar to other osteochondroses of the quadriceps mechanism: Osgood-Schlatter disease and Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease. PMID:12180619

  9. Aplicación de la Tecnología SIG para la representación de información climática marina en el Atlántico Sur Application Of Gis Technology For The Representation Of Climate Marine Information In The South Atlantic Region

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    Elisa C. Nuré

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta una aplicación de la tecnología de Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG a las bases de datos de información meteorológica marina generadas en función de procedimientos estadísticos recomendados por la Organización Meteorológica Mundial para la elaboración de Resúmenes Climáticos Marinos. Este SIG permite una visualización dinámica de valores extremos y frecuencias en forma de mapas, tablas y gráficos, tanto temporales como espaciales, así como de la distribución de las observaciones meteorológicas marinas en el Océano Atlántico Sudoccidental. La información climática regional marina elaborada utilizando esta tecnología, es de interés para toda ciencia o disciplina relacionada con el medio ambiente y constituye un valioso soporte para la planificación de tareas en el ámbito de la seguridad náutica, tanto para el Servicio de Hidrografía Naval como para otras instituciones que desarrollen actividades afines.This article shows a Geographic Information Systems (GIS application to marine climatic information data bases. These data bases are created following the World Meteorological Organization recommendations for applying statistical procedures to marine observations in order to elaborate Marine Climatic Summaries. This GIS allows a dynamic visualization of maps, tables and graphics showing extreme values and frequencies of meteorological variables in time and space as well as the marine meteorological observations distribution over the South Atlantic Ocean. The regional climatic marine information obtained using this technology, will be a useful tool for environmental related disciplines and, it will be also of valuable support for the safety of naval operations.

  10. Síndrome de veia cava superior Superior vena cava syndrome

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    Full Text Available A obstrução ao fluxo sanguíneo na VCS e suas manifestações clínicas têm hoje como causa principal o câncer de pulmão. A história relata que no século XVIII a sífilis e a tuberculose eram responsáveis por 40% dos casos conhecidos. O conhecimento das alterações hemodinâmicas compreendidas nesta síndrome assim como a apuração das técnicas de diagnóstico de imagem e de citopatologia permitem hoje que o médico possa tratar de seu paciente com mais segurança e conforto do que há 10 anos. A TC contrastada e a RM auxiliam no diagnóstico de localização da obstrução e técnicas mais antigas como a cavografia puderam ser abandonadas. O diagnóstico de obstrução da VCS e o estudo por Doppler realizado à beira do leito em muito contribuem para a realização de procedimentos de desobstrução como a angioplastia transluminal percutânea nos casos de trombose ou estenose do vaso. Também a utilização de próteses como PTFE é de importância fundamental na condução de casos de lesão traumática da VCS durante cirurgias para câncer pulmonar ou mediastinal. No campo da radioterapia, a técnica de fracionamento permite que altas doses de irradiação sejam administradas aos pacientes portadores de neoplasias malignas, com benefícios em 70% dos casos.Lung cancer is now the main cause of blood flow obstruction in the superior vena cava and of its clinical manifestations. History tells that in the 18th Century, syphilis and tuberculosis were responsible for 40% of the known cases. The knowledge of hemodynamic changes seen in this syndrome and the improvement of diagnostic and cytopathologic techniques allow for a safer and more comfortable treatment of the patient than 10 years ago. Contrast CT and MR added to the identification and location of the obstruction, and older techniques such as cavography could be abandoned. SVC obstruction diagnosis and Doppler studies carried out at the bed of the patient contribute to

  11. Dotyophycus pacificum I. A. Abbott (Liagoraceae, Rhodophyta a new record for the Atlantic Ocean Dotyophycus pacificum Abbott (Liagoraceae, Rhodophyta nova referência para o oceano Atlântico

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    José Marcos de Castro Nunes

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    Full Text Available Specimens of Dotyophycus pacificum I. A. Abbott were found during a survey of Rhodophyta on the coast of Bahia state. The samples were taken from 23-36 meters depth and the specimens found were studied in detail and compared to other morphologically similar species. This is the first time that the genus Dotyophycus is cited for the Atlantic Ocean.Durante estudo sobre as rodofíceas do litoral do estado da Bahia foram encontrados exemplares de Dotyophycus pacificum Abbott em coletas realizadas a 23-36 metros de profundidade. Os espécimes foram estudados detalhadamente e comparados a espécies morfologicamente semelhantes. Esta é a primeira ocorrência de D. pacificum para o oceano Atlântico.

  12. Pequenos mamíferos terrestres e a regeneração da Mata Atlântica: influência da estrutura do habitat e da disponibilidade de alimento na recuperação da fauna

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    Através da amostragem de 28 sítios em diferentes estádios de regeneração em uma área de Mata Atlântica contínua, procuramos nesta dissertação contribuir para o entendimento dos mecanismos relacionados às mudanças faunísticas observadas durante o processo de regeneração em florestas tropicais, e, assim, melhor compreender o valor das florestas secundárias para a conservação da biodiversidade tropical. Para isso, na primeira parte da dissertação investigamos a influência da regeneração sobre ca...

  13. Los orígenes de las revoluciones de independencia de América Latina en perspectiva atlántica = The origins of the Latin American revolutions of independence in atlantic perspective

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    Rinke, Stefan

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    Full Text Available Às vésperas das Independências da América Latina, os vínculos atlânticos possibilitaram a circulação de conhecimentos sobre ideias da Ilustração, das revoluções da América do Norte e da França. Apesar de as razões internas, como as Reformas Bourbônicas e Pombalinas, terem levado às Independências, foi o intercâmbio do saber que fundamentou suas bases. O caso do Haiti, símbolo da abolição violenta da escravidão, mostra que o intercâmbio de conhecimento não teve uma direção única

  14. Síndromes de dispersão de sementes em estágios sucessionais de mata ciliar, no extremo sul da Mata Atlântica, Arroio do Padre, RS, Brasil

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    A síndrome de dispersão de sementes está relacionada à migração das espécies e colonização de novos locais adequados para sobrevivência e reprodução. Foram estudados três estágios sucessionais de mata ciliar no domínio da Mata Atlântica (capoeira = cinco anos de regeneração; secundária = 45 anos de regeneração; e floresta madura = sem intervenção há 35 anos). As espécies foram classificadas nas síndromes de zoocoria, anemocoria e autocoria. A zoocoria predominou nos três estágios da sucessão ...

  15. Chuva de sementes zoocóricas em uma floresta de Mata Atlântica em processo de restauração: caracterização e fatores de influência

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    Andrezza Bellotto Nobre

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    Pela necessidade de reverter o atual quadro de degradação da Mata Atlântica, ações de restauração se fazem urgentes e devem ser pensadas a fim de restabelecer a biodiversidade nessas áreas, envolvendo as diversas formas de vida vegetal, animal e suas interações. O restabelecimento da relação planta-frugívoro e consequente dispersão de sementes certamente são essenciais não só para a conservação de uma floresta existente, mas também na aceleração do processo de restauração florestal. Portanto,...

  16. A conquista do Maranhão e as disputas atlânticas na geopolítica da União Ibérica (1596-1626

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    Alírio Cardoso

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa os projetos existentes para a ocupação ou exploração econômica do antigo Maranhão, antes de 1626. Tais projetos - francês, inglês e holandês - concorrem com o plano luso-espanhol de ocupação da fronteira entre o norte do Estado do Brasil e as Índias de Castela entre os séculos XVI e XVII. Assim, a conquista do Maranhão (1615 será discutida com base em duas questões: 1. A disputa por espaços de atuação nesta parte do Atlântico; 2. As grandes mudanças ocorridas no universo luso-brasileiro com a União Dinástica (1580-1640.

  17. Biological Motion Task Performance Predicts Superior Temporal Sulcus Activity

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    Herrington, John D.; Nymberg, Charlotte; Schultz, Robert T.

    2011-01-01

    Numerous studies implicate superior temporal sulcus (STS) in the perception of human movement. More recent theories hold that STS is also involved in the "understanding" of human movement. However, almost no studies to date have associated STS function with observable variability in action understanding. The present study directly associated STS…

  18. O MARKETING NO ENSINO SUPERIOR: COMPARATIVO BRASIL-PORTUGAL

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    Full Text Available Ao abordar o marketing aplicado ao ensino superior, este estudo tem como objetivos discutir os conceitos teóricos do marketing educacional e aplicálos aos contextos brasileiro e português. Tendo em consideração que o marketing educacional tem a sua maior expressão nos E.U.A., a sua aplicação a diferentes realidades e culturas requer adaptações. Inicialmente, fez-se uma revisão dos conceitos tradicionais de marketing educacional, com ênfase nas vantagens, desvantagens e no marketing-mix aplicado à educação. Posteriormente realizou-se uma caraterização dos contextos atuais do ensino superior no Brasil e em Portugal, e fez-se uma comparação da aplicação do marketing educacional nas realidades brasileira e portuguesa, focando as análises no marketing-mix educacional. Percebeu-se que o ensino superior no Brasil tem caraterísticas muito diversas do ensino superior em Portugal e ambos divergem na aplicação dos conceitos mais tradicionais do marketing à educação. Desta forma, faz-se necessária a construção de abordagens teóricas específicas para a aplicação do marketing educacional a diferentes nações.

  19. Organizational Self-Awareness in the Key to Knowledge Superiority

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    a divisionalized bureaucracy (Mintzberg 1981). Designed as an innovation center, it is responsible for, among other things, forecasting and...the system, which prioritizes the needs and selection criteria for that system. 14. SUBJECT TERMS knowledge superiority, innovation , organizational...competitive advantage, knowledge is the critical element needed for any organization to innovate and succeed (Porter and Millar 1985). Its timely and

  20. Radiologic classification of superior canal dehiscence : Implications for surgical repair

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    Lookabaugh, Sarah; Kelly, Hillary R.; Carter, Margaret S.; Niesten, Marlien E F; McKenna, Michael J.; Curtin, Hugh; Lee, Daniel J.

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    Objective: Surgical access to repair a superior canal dehiscence (SCD) is influenced by the location of the bony defect and its relationship to surrounding tegmen topography as seen on computed tomography. There are currently no agreed-upon methods of characterizing these radiologic findings. We

  1. Mnemonic Training Reshapes Brain Networks to Support Superior Memory

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    Dresler, M.; Shirer, W.R.; Konrad, B.N.; Muller, N.C.J.; Wagner, I.; Fernandez, G.S.E.; Czisch, M.; Greicius, M.D.

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    Memory skills strongly differ across the general population; however, little is known about the brain characteristics supporting superior memory performance. Here we assess functional brain network organization of 23 of the world's most successful memory athletes and matched controls with fMRI

  2. Perturbation resilience and superiorization methodology of averaged mappings

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    He, Hongjin; Xu, Hong-Kun

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    We first prove the bounded perturbation resilience for the successive fixed point algorithm of averaged mappings, which extends the string-averaging projection and block-iterative projection methods. We then apply the superiorization methodology to a constrained convex minimization problem where the constraint set is the intersection of fixed point sets of a finite family of averaged mappings.

  3. Measurement of ocular torsion variation following superior oblique tenectomy

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    Bruna Lana Ducca

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    Full Text Available Purposes: To objectively evaluate the torsional effect of the superior oblique muscle-weakening surgery using the tenectomy technique proposed by Souza-Dias. Methods: The present prospective study included 10 patients (20 eyes with horizontal strabismus, bilateral superior oblique overaction and A-pattern of 15 to 30 prism diopters who underwent superior oblique tenectomy. Objective assessment of ocular torsion was performed by retinography immediately before and one month after surgery. The amount of ocular torsion was determined by measuring the angle formed by a horizontal line drawn across the geometric center of the optic disc and a second line connecting this point to the fovea. Results: The median preoperative angle was 5.56° in the right eyes and -3.43° in the left eyes. The median postoperative angle was 1.84° in the right eyes and -3.12° in the left eyes. The angle variation was statistically significant in both eyes (p=0.012 and p=0.01, respectively. Conclusion: The present study suggests that superior oblique tenectomy has an extorter effect, decreasing the intorsion detected on overaction of this muscle.

  4. Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome in a Young Military Basic Trainee

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    patients with severe anorexia nervosa .10 Severe cases may require surgery or parenteral feeding because of food avoidance leading to further loss of...2012. 10. Gwee K, Teh A, Huang C: Acute superior mesenteric artery syndrome and pancreatitis in anorexia nervosa . Australas Psychiatry 2010; 18(6): 523

  5. Morphological variation of siscowet lake trout in Lake Superior

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    Bronte, C.R.; Moore, S.A.

    2007-01-01

    Historically, Lake Superior has contained many morphologically distinct forms of the lake trout Salvelinus namaycush that have occupied specific depths and locations and spawned at specific times of the year. Today, as was probably the case historically, the siscowet morphotype is the most abundant. Recent interest in harvesting siscowets to extract oil containing omega-3 fatty acids will require additional knowledge of the biology and stock structure of these lightly exploited populations. The objective of this study was to determine whether shape differences exist among siscowet populations across Lake Superior and whether these shape differences can be used to infer stock structure. Morphometric analysis (truss protocol) was used to differentiate among siscowets sampled from 23 locations in Lake Superior. We analyzed 31 distance measurements among 14 anatomical landmarks taken from digital images of fish recorded in the field. Cluster analysis of size-corrected data separated fish into three geographic groups: The Isle Royale, eastern (Michigan), and western regions (Michigan). Finer scales of stock structure were also suggested. Discriminant function analysis demonstrated that head measurements contributed to most of the observed variation. Cross-validation classification rates indicated that 67–71% of individual fish were correctly classified to their region of capture. This is the first study to present shape differences associated with location within a lake trout morphotype in Lake Superior.

  6. El contexto virtual en la educación superior

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    2015-01-01

    ... técnicos, organizativos y metodológicos, por tanto, la virtualización de la educación superior durante su relativa corta vida, ha sido ese nuevo paradigma educativo resultante del uso de las tecnologías...

  7. Evaluation of the Superior Gluteal Nerve During Proximal Femoral Nailing

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    Mehmet Sonmez

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    Full Text Available Aim: The superior gluteal nerve may be compromised during hip surgery. We retrospectively evaluated the patients who underwent proximal femoral nailing for unstable trochanteric fractures in order to investigate the presence of superior gluteal nerve injury and its clinical findings. Material and Method: Twenty five patients (14 women, 11 men were included in the study who had femoral nailing between January 2004 and March 2010 at Hamidiye Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital Department of Orthopaedics. Two different types of nails which have similar designs and surgical techniques were used for fracture fixation. Patients who had a history of cerebrovascular disease, electromyography findings of polyneuropathy, or degenerative vertebral disease were excluded from the study. Patients were evaluated clinically and radiologically. Findings related to acute denervation in the gluteus medius muscle and motor unit action potential changes were accepted as signs of superior gluteal nerve injury. Results: Eight patients were using support during walking and three of these patients had positive Trendelenburg sign, but only one patient had acute denervation signs of the superior gluteal nerve. Discussion: Based on the present study the incidence of iatrogenic nerve injury is a rare complication of proximal femoral nailing. Elderly patients, regardless of whether they have nerve injury, may limp and need to use a walking support.

  8. Visuospatial Superiority in Developmental Dyslexia: Myth or Reality?

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    Brunswick, Nicola; Martin, G. Neil; Marzano, Lisa

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    Anecdotal evidence indicates that dyslexia is positively associated with superior visuospatial ability but empirical evidence is inconsistent. We explicitly tested the hypothesis that dyslexia is associated with visuospatial advantage in 20 dyslexic and 21 unimpaired adult readers using paper-and-pencil measures and tests of "everyday"…

  9. Early detection of non-indigenous fishes in Lake Superior

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    Invasive species pose a serious threat to the ecological stability of the Great Lakes warranting continual monitoring for the arrival of new species. Three locations in Lake Superior were identified as “high risk” for new introductions: St. Louis River near Duluth, M...

  10. Funciones superiores en pacientes con accidente cerebro vascular

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    Felipe Rodríguez; Alfonso Urzúa

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    .... Con base a esto el objetivo de esta investigación fue elaborar un perfil de deterioro neuropsicológico de las diversas funciones cerebrales superiores causado por un ACV, en un grupo de 50 pacientes de la Unidad de Medicina...

  11. Absence of the superior petrosal veins and sinus: Surgical considerations

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    Ken Matsushima

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    Conclusions: In cases in which the superior petrosal sinus and veins are absent, care should be directed to preserving the collateral drainage through the galenic and tentorial tributaries. Although surgical strategies for intraoperative management and preservation of venous structures are still controversial, knowledge of the possible anatomical variations is considered to be essential to improve surgical outcomes.

  12. Síndromes de dispersão de sementes em estágios sucessionais de mata ciliar, no extremo sul da Mata Atlântica, Arroio do Padre, RS, Brasil

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    Tiago Schuch Venzke

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    Full Text Available A síndrome de dispersão de sementes está relacionada à migração das espécies e colonização de novos locais adequados para sobrevivência e reprodução. Foram estudados três estágios sucessionais de mata ciliar no domínio da Mata Atlântica (capoeira = cinco anos de regeneração; secundária = 45 anos de regeneração; e floresta madura = sem intervenção há 35 anos. As espécies foram classificadas nas síndromes de zoocoria, anemocoria e autocoria. A zoocoria predominou nos três estágios da sucessão da mata ciliar, com percentuais variáveis de 82% até 93% das espécies e 47% até 92% dos indivíduos. A segunda síndrome de dispersão mais comum foi a anemocoria, prevalecendo com elevada abundância relativa na capoeira (25% dos indivíduos. A autocoria ocorreu no sub-bosque da floresta madura com indivíduos da espécie Gymnanthes concolor. Aparticipação da zoocoria nos três estágios da sucessão demonstra que a relação planta-animal tem elevada importância para a sucessão florestal em ambiente ciliar na região do extremo sul da Mata Atlântica.

  13. El mundo funerario del Bronce Final en la fachada atlántica de la Península Ibérica. I Análisis de la documentación

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    Belén, María

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    Full Text Available One of the most important characteristics of all the Atlantic part of the Iberian Peninsula during the final phase of the Later Bronze Age is the absence of burials. In fact, this characteristic is shared by all the Atlantic areas in Westem Europe. This phenomenon gets progressively older as one moves northward. Attempts have been made to fill this void with various discoveries. In this paper we deal with those graves considered as belonging to the Later Bronze Age and it has been demonstrated that they have been wrongly attributed to that date and that they are not true burials. As a result, the absence of burials must be explained by using hypothesis different from the search for cemeteries as traditionally understood.

    La fachada atlántica de la Península Ibérica se caracteriza durante la fase final de la Edad del Bronce por una marcada ausencia de sepulturas. Esto es en realidad una norma común al mundo atlántico de toda Europa occidental, donde la desaparición de tumbas después del Bronce Medio es más antigua conforme más al norte. En el presente trabajo se aborda el estudio de las sepulturas consideradas del Bronce Final, y se llega a demostrar que se trata de atribuciones que no resisten una revisión critica profunda. En consecuencia, la ausencia de enterramientos debe explicarse elaborando hipótesis distintas a la búsqueda de necrópolis entendidas al estilo tradicional.

  14. O uso de tecnologias móveis no ensino de ciências: uma experiência sobre o estudo dos ecossistemas costeiros da mata atlântica sul capixaba

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    Guilherme Augusto Maciel Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available O uso das tecnologias de informação e comunicação (TICs é objeto de discussão por grande parte dos educadores brasileiros. Se por um lado é reconhecido como potencial recurso em favor dos processos ensino-aprendizagem, por outro, desperta grandes polêmicas no contexto escolar. Dessa forma, a partir de uma sequência didática fundamentada nos Três Momentos Pedagógicos de Delizoikov et al. (2002, o presente trabalho teve por objetivo promover uma discussão sobre o uso das tecnologias móveis no estudo dos ecossistemas costeiros de Mata Atlântica com alunos de uma escola pública municipal de Marataízes/ ES. Como fonte de obtenção de dados, realizou-se pesquisas bibliográficas em fontes de papel e virtuais, por intermédio smartphones. Além disso, promoveu-se uma aula de campo nos ecossistemas costeiros de Mata Atlântica situados na área geoescolar, ocasião em que as tecnologias móveis atuaram como instrumentos para identificação da fauna e flora mediante o uso de aplicativo, além de servir para o registro audiovisual que, posteriormente, foi transformado em objetos educativos que foram expostos para a comunidade escolar. Foi diagnosticado o grande interesse dos estudantes em utilizar as tecnologias móveis em situações de aprendizagem, o que sinaliza para a importância do uso das TICs como ferramentas educacionais, reforçando a potencial articulação dos recursos tecnológicos nos processos de ensino e aprendizagem em Ciências.

  15. Lake Superior supports novel clusters of cyanobacterial picoplankton.

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    Ivanikova, Natalia V; Popels, Linda C; McKay, R Michael L; Bullerjahn, George S

    2007-06-01

    Very little is known about the biodiversity of freshwater autotrophic picoplankton (APP) in the Laurentian Great Lakes, a system comprising 20% of the world's lacustrine freshwater. In this study, the genetic diversity of Lake Superior APP was examined by analyzing 16S rRNA gene and cpcBA PCR amplicons from water samples. By neighbor joining, the majority of 16S rRNA gene sequences clustered within the "picocyanobacterial clade" consisting of freshwater and marine Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus. Two new groups of Synechococcus spp., the pelagic Lake Superior clusters I and II, do not group with any of the known freshwater picocyanobacterial clusters and were the most abundant species (50 to 90% of the sequences) in samples collected from offshore Lake Superior stations. Conversely, at station Portage Deep (PD), located in a nearshore urbanized area, only 4% of the sequences belonged to these clusters and the remaining clones reflected the freshwater Synechococcus diversity described previously at sites throughout the world. Supporting the 16S rRNA gene data, the cpcBA library from nearshore station PD revealed a cosmopolitan diversity, whereas the majority of the cpcBA sequences (97.6%) from pelagic station CD1 fell within a unique Lake Superior cluster. Thus far, these picocyanobacteria have not been cultured, although their phylogenetic assignment suggests that they are phycoerythrin (PE) rich, consistent with the observation that PE-rich APP dominate Lake Superior picoplankton. Lastly, flow cytometry revealed that the summertime APP can exceed 10(5) cells ml-1 and suggests that the APP shifts from a community of PE and phycocyanin-rich picocyanobacteria and picoeukaryotes in winter to a PE-rich community in summer.

  16. Aspectos da história de vida de Bryconamericus microcephalus (Miranda Ribeiro (Characiformes, Characidae de um riacho costeiro de Mata Atlântica, Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Life history aspects of Bryconamericus microcephalus (Miranda Ribeiro (Characiformes, Characidae from a coastal stream in Mata Atlântica, Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Full Text Available Aspectos da história de vida de Bryconamericus microcephalus (Miranda Ribeiro, 1908 do córrego Andorinha (23º11'12"S, 44º12'02"W foram analisados pela descrição da estrutura de tamanho, relação peso-comprimento e estratégia reprodutiva. Os exemplares estudados foram obtidos bimestralmente, por redes de espera e "picarés" (malhas entre 0,5 e 1,0 cm entre novembro de 1999 e setembro de 2003. A estrutura de tamanho indicou que as fêmeas alcançaram maiores tamanhos que os machos e que ocorreram maior número de fêmeas nas classes de tamanho superiores a 5,3 cm. A relação peso-comprimento mostrou-se significativamente diferente entre os sexos e indicou que, para uma mesma classe de tamanho, as fêmeas foram mais pesadas que os machos. A proporção sexual foi de 2,2:1 (fêmea:macho. O tamanho médio da primeira maturação foi 4,2 cm sem diferenças entre os sexos. Foram registrados exemplares reprodutivos entre julho e fevereiro, com pico de reprodução entre setembro e dezembro, sem diferenças no padrão reprodutivo de exemplares de duas classes de tamanho. Os valores médios do Índice Gonadossomático de fêmeas maduras indicou que o investimento reprodutivo foi superior entre os exemplares de maior tamanho. A fecundidade variou de 1025 a 408 ovócitos para fêmeas de 7,0 cm e 5,4 cm, respectivamente. A relação entre o Pt e o número de ovócitos/g de Pt foi positiva indicando que espécimes maiores têm fecundidade mais elevada.Life-history aspects of Bryconamericus microcephalus (Miranda Ribeiro, 1908 from córrego Andorinha (23º11'12"S, 44º12'02"W were assessed throught the length structure, length-weight relationship and reproductive strategy. Specimens were bimonthly sampled, between November 1999 and September 2003, through waiting nets and "picarés" (mesh size between 0,5 and 1,0 cm. Length structure showed that females attain bigger sizes then males and that higher number of females was registered for the length

  17. Spinal uptake mimicking metastasis in SPECT/CT bone scan in a patient with superior vena cava obstruction.

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    Rager, Olivier; Nkoulou, René; Garibotto, Valentina; Boudabbous, Sana; Arditi, Daniel

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    A 46-year-old female patient with a mediastinal neuroendocrine carcinoma complicated by superior vena cava syndrome was referred for a bone metastatic workup. Bone scan with SPECT/CT showed several vertebral fixations without alterations on the unenhanced CT, but a CT scan with injection of contrast media showed vertebral densities matched to the lesions described on the SPECT/CT. This pattern confirmed presence of collateral paths through vertebral veins due to superior vena cava syndrome. Lack of metastases was confirmed by MRI.

  18. Invasive thymoma presenting as classic superior vena cava syndrome: a case of venous spread metastasis.

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    Panda, Prasan Kumar; Wig, Naveet; Kumar, Sanjeev; Arava, Sudheer

    2016-10-26

    The approach to an intrinsic cause of superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is usually difficult but rewarding. We report a case of a middle-aged man who presented with progressive oedema of the upper half of the body, dyspnoea, cough and weight loss for a 1-year duration. He was a non-smoker without prior hospitalisation. Chest radiography showed right-sided pleural effusion with an apparent normal superior mediastinum. Contrast-enhanced CT of the chest revealed a right atrial mass extending and completely obliterating to superior vena cava. The differentials were tuberculosis, invasive fungal granuloma, sarcoidosis, primary vasculitis, chronic venous thrombosis, cardiac sarcoma/lymphoma and metastatic thyroid tumour or thymoma. He underwent transvenous (femoral approach) biopsy of the mass and then cardiothoracic surgery after haemodynamic instability. Pathology showed invasive thymoma type B3. This case highlights the approach to an intrinsic cause of SVCS, a complication of the transvenous approach, and importantly a noble finding of venous spread metastasis.

  19. Don’t words come easy?A psychophysical exploration of word superiority

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    Randi eStarrfelt

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Words are made of letters, and yet sometimes it is easier to identify a word than a single letter. This word superiority effect (WSE has been observed when written stimuli are presented very briefly or degraded by visual noise. We compare performance with letters and words in three experiments, to explore the extents and limits of the WSE. Using a carefully controlled list of three letter words, we show that a word superiority effect can be revealed in vocal reaction times even to undegraded stimuli. With a novel combination of psychophysics and mathematical modelling, we further show that the typical WSE is specifically reflected in perceptual processing speed: single words are simply processed faster than single letters. Intriguingly, when multiple stimuli are presented simultaneously, letters are perceived more easily than words, and this is reflected both in perceptual processing speed and visual short term memory capacity. So, even if single words come easy, there is a limit to the word superiority effect.

  20. Superior voice recognition in a patient with acquired prosopagnosia and object agnosia.

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    Hoover, Adria E N; Démonet, Jean-François; Steeves, Jennifer K E

    2010-11-01

    Anecdotally, it has been reported that individuals with acquired prosopagnosia compensate for their inability to recognize faces by using other person identity cues such as hair, gait or the voice. Are they therefore superior at the use of non-face cues, specifically voices, to person identity? Here, we empirically measure person and object identity recognition in a patient with acquired prosopagnosia and object agnosia. We quantify person identity (face and voice) and object identity (car and horn) recognition for visual, auditory, and bimodal (visual and auditory) stimuli. The patient is unable to recognize faces or cars, consistent with his prosopagnosia and object agnosia, respectively. He is perfectly able to recognize people's voices and car horns and bimodal stimuli. These data show a reverse shift in the typical weighting of visual over auditory information for audiovisual stimuli in a compromised visual recognition system. Moreover, the patient shows selectively superior voice recognition compared to the controls revealing that two different stimulus domains, persons and objects, may not be equally affected by sensory adaptation effects. This also implies that person and object identity recognition are processed in separate pathways. These data demonstrate that an individual with acquired prosopagnosia and object agnosia can compensate for the visual impairment and become quite skilled at using spared aspects of sensory processing. In the case of acquired prosopagnosia it is advantageous to develop a superior use of voices for person identity recognition in everyday life. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Superior Temporal Activity for the Retrieval Process of Auditory-Word Associations

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    Toshimune Kambara

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Previous neuroimaging studies have reported that learning multisensory associations involves the superior temporal regions (Tanabe et al, 2005. However, the neural mechanisms underlying the retrieval of multi-sensory associations were unclear. This functional MRI (fMRI study investigated brain activations during the retrieval of multi-sensory associations. Eighteen right-handed college-aged Japanese participants learned associations between meaningless pictures and words (Vw, meaningless sounds and words (Aw, and meaningless sounds and visual words (W. During fMRI scanning, participants were presented with old and new words and were required to judge whether the words were included in the conditions of Vw, Aw, W or New. We found that the left superior temporal region showed greater activity during the retrieval of words learned in Aw than in Vw, whereas no region showed greater activity for the Vw condition versus the Aw condition (k > 10, p < .001, uncorrected. Taken together, the left superior temporal region could play an essential role in the retrieval process of auditory-word associations.

  2. 1300 MPa High Strength Steel for Bolt with Superior Delayed Fracture Resistance

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    By the increase in Mo content, the addition of microalloying elements V and Nb and by reducing the contents of Mn, P and S based on the composition of steel 42CrMo, we have developed a 1300 MPa-grade high strength steel (ADF1) for bolts. The sustained load bending test, sustained load tensile test and stress corrosion cracking test have been carried out to evaluate the delayed fracture resistance of steel ADF1 and commercial steel 42CrMo. The results showed that steel ADF1 has superior delayed fracture resistance to that of 42CrMo steel. It's concluded that the superior delayed fracture resistance of ADF1 is mainly due to the increase of tempering temperature, fine homogeneously distributed MC carbide and fine prior austenite grain size.

  3. Socio community practices’ analyses at a public superior education institution: Social commitment and transformational potential

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    Romina TIRITILLI

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The present research pretends to know about socio community practices’ transformational aspects done by advanced students from a superior education public institution. It’s an exploratory descriptive and qualitative research in which there were used different instruments: tutorials non participant observation during the practices; final students’ colloquies non participant observation; teachers’ critical incidents interviews and students’ final written reports. The sample was intentional composed by students (N=65 and teachers (N=6 from a superior education public institution socio community practices. Basics descriptive statistics were calculated and critical incidents’ and final written reports’ content analyses were done. Results show that socio community practices following the social learning technique promote students transformation in epistemology, social, pedagogic and ethic dimensions. These transformations promote pro social and citizenship behaviors, an ethic position related to professional activity, a critical reflection and community commitment.

  4. Ocular versus cervical VEMPs in the diagnosis of superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome.

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    Zuniga, M Geraldine; Janky, Kristen L; Nguyen, Kimanh D; Welgampola, Miriam S; Carey, John P

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    To determine whether cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) thresholds or ocular VEMP (oVEMP) amplitudes are more sensitive and specific in the diagnosis of superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS). Prospective case-control study. Tertiary referral center. Twenty-nine patients with SCDS (mean age 48 yr; range, 31-66 yr) and 25 age-matched controls (mean age 48 yr; range, 30-66 yr). cVEMP and oVEMP in response to air-conducted sound. All patients underwent surgery for repair of SCDS. cVEMP thresholds; oVEMP n10 and peak-to-peak amplitudes. cVEMP threshold results showed sensitivity and specificity ranging from 80% to 100% for the diagnosis of SCDS. In contrast, oVEMP amplitudes demonstrated sensitivity and specificity greater than 90%. oVEMP amplitudes are superior to cVEMP thresholds in the diagnosis of SCDS.

  5. Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery left superior segmentectomy with systematic lymphadenectomy in the semiprone position.

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    Lin, Zongwu; Xi, Junjie; Xu, Songtao; Wang, Qun

    2016-08-01

    A 63-year-old male was referred to our hospital with two existing lesions in bilateral lungs. Computed tomography (CT) showed a 15-mm ground-glass opacity (GGO) in the superior segment of left lower lung (S6) and a 5-mm GGO in the center of the right upper lobe. The preoperative clinical diagnosis was stage I primary lung cancer for the left lesion while the right lesion needed follow-up. Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) left superior segmentectomy in the semiprone position was performed in this case and the right upper lobe was kept untouched. Frozen section examination confirmed the diagnosis of lung adenocarcinoma, and systematic lymphadenectomy with non-grasping en bloc dissection technique was then performed. A chest tube was placed at the posterior part of the incision through the dorsal thoracic cavity to the apex. The postoperative pathologic diagnosis was minimally invasive adenocarcinoma, staged T1aN0M0.

  6. Investigation on Superior Performance by Fractional Controller for Cart-Servo Laboratory Set-Up

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    Ameya Anil Kesarkar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, an investigation is made on the superiority of fractional PID controller (PI^alpha D^beta over conventional PID for the cart-servo laboratory set-up. The designed controllers are optimum in the sense of Integral Absolute Error (IAE and Integral Square Error (ISE. The paper contributes in three aspects: 1 Acquiring nonlinear mathematical model for the cart-servo laboratory set-up, 2 Designing fractional and integer order PID for minimizing IAE, ISE, 3 Analyzing the performance of designed controllers for simulated plant model as well as real plant. The results show a significantly superior performance by PI^alpha D^beta as compared to the conventional PID controller.

  7. Acute superior vena caval syndrome with airway obstruction following elective mediastinoscopy.

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    Power, C K

    2012-02-03

    A 47-year-old female patient had a subclinical superior vena caval syndrome which developed into the \\'full blown\\' acute condition when she was placed into the left lateral position after mediastinoscopy. She developed airway obstruction requiring urgent re-intubation and subsequent admission to the intensive care unit. This subclinical condition might have been suspected pre-operatively if closer attention had been paid to the history, physical examination and review of the computerised axial tomography scan: she had a history of intermittent dysponea, wheeze and cough which was worse on waking and improved as the day progressed, she had a positive Pemberton\\'s sign and the computerised axial tomography scan showed that the lesion was encroaching on the superior vena cava.

  8. LOS PROCESOS DE AUTOEVALUACION – AUTORREGULACION EN LA UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA: la experiencia de la Sede del Atlántico

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    El desarrollo de nuevas estrategias evaluativas en la educación superior, ha privilegiado la autoevaluación – autorregulación como una práctica moderna, eficiente e innovadora, en la evaluación universitaria. En este campo la Universidad de Costa Rica ha acumulado alguna experiencia en procesos de este tipo. Recientemente la Vicerrectoría de Docencia en coordinación con el programa CRE-COLUMBUS, auspició el proyecto de Autoevaluación de cuatro unidades académicas: la Escuela de Química...

  9. Acetabular roof arc angles and anatomic biomechanical superior acetabular weight bearing area

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    Thossart Harnroongroj

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Acetabular fracture involves whether superior articular weight bearing area and stability of the hip are assessed by acetabular roof arc angles comprising medial, anterior and posterior. Many previous studies, based on clinical, biomechanics and anatomic superior articular surface of acetabulum showed different degrees of the angles. Anatomic biomechanical superior acetabular weight bearing area (ABSAWBA of the femoral head can be identified as radiographic subchondral bone density at superior acetabular dome. The fracture passes through ABSAWBA creating traumatic hip arthritis. Therefore, acetabular roof arc angles of ABSAWBA were studied in order to find out that the most appropriate degrees of recommended acetabular roof arc angles in the previous studies had no ABSAWBA involvement. Materials and Methods: ABSAWBA of femoral head was identified 68 acetabular fractures and 13 isolated pelvic fractures without unstable pelvic ring injury were enrolled. Acetabular roof arc angle was measured on anteroposterior, obturator and iliac oblique view radiographs of normal contralateral acetabulum using programmatic automation controller digital system and measurement tools. Results: Average medial, anterior and posterior acetabular roof arc angles of the ABSAWBA of 94 normal acetabulum were 39.09 (7.41, 42.49 (8.15 and 55.26 (10.08 degrees, respectively. Conclusions: Less than 39°, 42° and 55° of medial, anterior and posterior acetabular roof arc angles involve ABSAWBA of the femoral head. Application of the study results showed that 45°, 45° and 62° from the previous studies are the most appropriate medial, anterior and posterior acetabular roof arc angles without involvement of the ABSAWBA respectively.

  10. Análise do NDVI/NOAA em cana-de-açúcar e Mata Atlântica no litoral norte de Pernambuco, Brasil Analysis of NDVI/NOAA in sugar cane and Atlantic Forest in the north of Pernambuco state, Brazil

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho se realizou a análise espaço-temporal do NDVI (Índice de Vegetação da Diferença Normalizada na cultura da cana-de-açúcar, considerando-se a idade fenológica e a influência da precipitação pluvial dos meses atual e anterior relativos à safra 2003/2004. A metodologia foi aplicada em três áreas, ou seja, duas com cana-de-açúcar e uma de Mata Atlântica; cada área representa um pixel do satélite NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Os pontos amostrais P1 e P2 indicam áreas com plantio de cana e o ponto P3, um fragmento de Mata Atlântica, todos localizados na Usina São José, no Litoral Norte de Pernambuco. O estádio fenológico da cana-de-açúcar foi relacionado com o NDVI e com a precipitação referente a 6 épocas do ciclo da cultura. Aplicou-se, para a análise espaço-temporal, o índice de vegetação da diferença normalizada, utilizando-se imagens do sensor AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometric/NOAa-16. Os resultados mostraram maior influência da precipitação do mês anterior no comportamento do NDVI. Em relação ao ciclo da cultura, o estádio de desenvolvimento acompanha a evolução do NDVI, ou seja, na medida em que ocorre um ganho de biomassa, aumenta o valor do NDVI e ele começa, então, a decair quando se inicia o estádio de maturação, a partir do sétimo mês após o corte.This paper accomplished a space-temporal analysis of NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index in sugar cane crop, considering the phenological stage and the influence of pluvial precipitation of the current and previous month of 2003/2004 harvest. The methodology was applied in three areas, two with sugar cane and one of Atlantic Forest. Each area represents a pixel of the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite. Points P1 and P2 represent areas with sugar cane and point P3 a fragment of Atlantic Forest, all located at the Usina São José, in North of Pernambuco

  11. Bioaccumulation of toxaphene congeners in the lake superior food web

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    Muir, D.C.G.; Whittle, D.M.; De Vault, D. S.; Bronte, C.R.; Karlsson, H.; Backus, S.; Teixeira, C.

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    The bioaccumulation and biotransformation of toxaphene was examined in the food webs of Lake Superior and Siskiwit Lake (Isle Royale) using congener specific analysis as well as stable isotope ratios of carbon and nitrogen to characterize food webs. Toxaphene concentrations (calculated using technical toxaphene) in lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) from the western basin of Lake Superior (N = 95) averaged (±SD) 889 ± 896 ng/g wet wt and 60 ± 34 ng/g wet wt in Siskiwit Lake. Major congeners in lake trout were B8-789 (P38), B8-2226 (P44), B9-1679 (P50), and B9-1025 (P62). Toxaphene concentrations were found to vary seasonally, especially in lower food web organisms in Lake Superior and to a lesser extent in Siskiwit Lake. Toxaphene concentrations declined significantly in lake herring (Coregonus artedii), rainbow smelt (Omerus mordax), and slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus) as well as in zooplankton (> 102 &mn;m) and Mysis (Mysis relicta) between May and October. The seasonal variation may reflect seasonal shifts in the species abundance within the zooplankton community. Trophic magnification factors (TMF) derived from regressions of toxaphene congener concentrations versus δ15N were > 1 for most octa- and nonachlorobornanes in Lake Superior except B8-1413 (P26) and B9-715. Log bioaccumulation factors (BAFs) for toxaphene congeners in lake trout (ng/g lipid/ng/L dissolved) ranged from 4.54 to 9.7 and were significantly correlated with log octanol-water partition coefficients. TMFs observed for total toxaphene and congener B9-1679 in Lake Superior were similar to those in Arctic lakes, as well as to previous studies in the Great Lakes, which suggests that the bioaccumulation behavior of toxaphene is similar in pelagic food webs of large, cold water systems. However, toxaphene concentrations were lower in lake trout from Siskiwit Lake and lakes in northwestern Ontario than in Lake Superior possibly because of shorter food chains and greater reliance on zooplankton or

  12. Parkinson's disease showing progressive conduction aphasia.

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    Sakai, Kenji; Ono, Kenjiro; Harada, Hiromi; Shima, Keisuke; Notoya, Masako; Yamada, Masahito

    2012-04-01

    Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) may develop progressive dementia late in their clinical course. Dementia in PD is mostly related to neuropathological findings of extensive Lewy bodies (LBs), with or without the coexistence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. Aphasia has been reported in patients with LB diseases with AD pathology; however, there have been no reports of typical PD patients developing progressive aphasia during their clinical course. We describe a female PD patient who later developed progressive conduction aphasia characterized by phonemic paraphasia and disturbance in repetition of short sentences without disturbance in writing or auditory comprehension. No episodes of fluctuations of attention, memory complaints, or planning errors were observed. She experienced episodes of visual hallucination. Her low scores on the Mini-Mental State Examination suggested impairment of orientation and attention, and her scores on Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices test indicated impaired visuospatial functions. However, her cognitive deficits were not sufficiently severe to impair her daily life. Brain magnetic resonance images revealed atrophy of the left superior temporal gyrus and widening of the left sylvian fissure. [(18)F]-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography revealed glucose hypometabolism in the left cerebral hemisphere. These findings may be related to conduction aphasia. During the progression of PD lesions, the brainstem LB is assumed to take an upward course, extend to the limbic system, and then extend to the neocortex. Conduction aphasia observed in our patient may be associated with an unusual progression of the LB pathology from the brainstem to the left temporoparietal lobe.

  13. Ligation of superior mesenteric vein and portal to splenic vein anastomosis after superior mesenteric-portal vein confluence resection during pancreaticoduodenectomy – Case report

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    Tang, Jianlin; Abbas, Jihad; Hoetzl, Katherine; Allison, David; Osman, Mahamed; Williams, Mallory; Zelenock, Gerald B.

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    62 year old Caucasian female with pancreatic head mass abutting the superior mesenteric vein (SMV) presented with fine needle aspiration biopsy confirmed diagnosis of ductal adenocarcinoma. CT scan showed near complete obstruction of portal vein and large SMV collateral development. After 3 months of neoadjuvant therapy, her portal vein flow improved significantly, SMV collateral circulation was diminished. Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and superior mesenteric portal vein (SMPV) confluence resection were performed; A saphenous vein interposition graft thrombosed immediately. The splenic vein remnant was distended and adjacent to the stump of the portal vein. Harvesting an internal jugular vein graft required extra time and using a synthetic graft posed a risk of graft thrombosis or infection. As a result, we chose to perform a direct anastomosis of the portal and splenic vein in a desperate situation. The anastomosis decompressed the mesenteric venous system, so we then ligated the SMV. The patient had an uneventful postoperative course, except transient ascites. She redeveloped ascites more than one year later. At that time a PET scan showed bilateral lung and right femur metastatic disease. She expired 15 months after PD. Conclusion The lessons we learned are (1) Before SMPV confluence resection, internal jugular vein graft should be ready for reconstruction. (2) Synthetic graft is an alternative for internal jugular vein graft. (3) Direct portal vein to SMV anastomosis can be achieved by mobilizing liver. (4) It is possible that venous collaterals secondary to SMV tumor obstruction may have allowed this patient's post-operative survival. PMID:25568802

  14. La fase principal de las tormentas geomagnéticas y la anomalía geomagnética del Atlántico Sur

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio es determinar en qué condiciones se produce y cuánto perdura el rápido crecimiento de la variación de intensidad del campo magnético durante la fase principal de una tormenta geomagnética (dB, y si depende de la intensidad del campo principal donde ésta se registra. Para ello se comparan variaciones de tormentas calculadas dentro y fuera de la Anomalía Geomagnética del Atlántico Sur (SAMA, donde el campo geomagnético principal es mínimo. Con los registros del observatorio de Vassouras (latitud baja, Brasil se calculan las variaciones de tormenta correspondientes a la zona de la Anomalía. Los registros del observatorio de Kourou (KOU a la misma longitud geográfica y latitud geomagnética conjugada, y los de Kakadu (Australia y Kanoya (Japón, a 180° de longitud y algo mayor latitud, se utilizan para la comparación. Se seleccionan tormentas geomagnéticas registradas entre los años 2000 y 2009 que presentan una fase principal bien definida según el índice Dst, independientemente de su intensidad y de al menos media hora de duración. Se establece que a las características generales de las variaciones de tormentas registradas en la SAMA son compartidas con las registradas fuera de la región; b por lo general, el decrecimiento rápido de la componente norte X es mayor en VSS, pero no es independiente de la hora de inicio ni la época del año; c por lo general la variación de tormenta del campo total (dB es mayor en VSS, pero no es independiente de la hora de inicio ni la época del año. Puede concluirse que allí donde el campo magnético total es aproximadamente la mitad del que correspondiente al campo dipolar, el rápido crecimiento de la intensidad de la fase principal de una tormenta geomagnética (dB no tiene un comportamiento unívoco, asociado a la intensidad del campo principal.The aim of this study is to determine whether the rapid growth of the magnetic field intensity during the main

  15. Damage to the superior gluteal nerve after the Hardinge approach to the hip.

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    Ramesh, M

    2012-02-03

    We studied prospectively 81 consecutive patients undergoing hip surgery using the Hardinge (1982) approach. The abductor muscles of the hip in these patients were assessed electrophysiologically and clinically by the modified Trendelenburg test. Power was measured using a force plate. We performed assessment at two weeks, and at three and nine months after operation. At two weeks we found that 19 patients (23%) showed evidence of damage to the superior gluteal nerve. By three months, five of these had recovered. The nine patients with complete denervation at three months showed no signs of recovery when reassessed at nine months. Persistent damage to the nerve was associated with a positive Trendelenburg test.

  16. Can linear superiorization be useful for linear optimization problems?

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    Censor, Yair

    2017-04-01

    Linear superiorization (LinSup) considers linear programming problems but instead of attempting to solve them with linear optimization methods it employs perturbation resilient feasibility-seeking algorithms and steers them toward reduced (not necessarily minimal) target function values. The two questions that we set out to explore experimentally are: (i) does LinSup provide a feasible point whose linear target function value is lower than that obtained by running the same feasibility-seeking algorithm without superiorization under identical conditions? (ii) How does LinSup fare in comparison with the Simplex method for solving linear programming problems? Based on our computational experiments presented here, the answers to these two questions are: ‘yes’ and ‘very well’, respectively.

  17. Anterior superior instability with rotator cuff tearing: SLAC lesion.

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    Savoie, F H; Field, L D; Atchinson, S

    2001-07-01

    Anterosuperior instability of the shoulder may occur from a variety of pathologic lesions. We describe a specific entity, the SLAC (superior labrum, anterior cuff) lesion that involves an association of anterior-superior labral tear with a partial supraspinatus tear. We retrospectively isolated a group of 40 patients with this lesion. The presenting complaints, physical examination findings, surgical findings, and results were isolated. Overhead activities were the most common etiology; load and shift instability testing and whipple rotator cuff testing were the most common physical examination findings. Surgical repair was successful in 37 of the 40 patients. The SLAC lesion is a definable clinical entity with predictable history, examination, surgical pathology, and satisfactory results from surgery.

  18. Laparoscopic Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Right Posterior Superior Mesenteric Artery "First" Approach.

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    Pittau, Gabriella; Sànchez-Cabùs, Santiago; Laurenzi, Andrea; Gelli, Maximiliano; Cunha, Antonio Sa

    2015-12-01

    Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is considered one of the most challenging abdominal operations for several reasons, including the anatomy, which is surrounded by vital vascular structures and also because of the serious complications that are possible in the postoperative period. Nowadays, thanks to the development of minimally invasive surgery and improvement of patients' selection, laparoscopic pancreatic resections have been proven to be technically feasible and safe especially in the case of left pancreatectomies. More recently, many series of laparoscopic PD for adenocarcinoma have been published demonstrating the feasibility of this technique. In pancreatic cancer, the advantage of superior mesenteric artery "first approach" is already known to achieve an oncological resection. The purpose of this video is to describe the different technical aspects of the laparoscopic superior mesenteric artery first approach in the right posterior fashion.

  19. Surgical approach to the superior mid-orbit.

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    Krohn-Hansen, Dag; Nicolaissen, Bjørn; Meling, Torstein R; Haaskjold, Erling

    2013-09-01

    Access to the superior mid-orbit is required for procedures on the levator muscle in the correction of upper eyelid ptosis and in surgery aimed at local lesions in this region. The purpose with this human cadaver study was to clarify the anatomical substrate for a surgical approach to the levator muscle and the upper mid-orbit structures, in which the orbital septum and the retroseptal fat pad is not harmed during surgery. Macro-anatomical dissections and histological examinations were performed on five human orbits from three formalin embalmed cadaver heads. It was found that the orbital septum extends posteriorly from its junction with the levator aponeurosis. This posterior continuation of the orbital septum encloses the superior orbital fat pad and separates this from the anterior surface of the levator muscle. In between the orbital septum and the levator, there is a dissection space that provides a minimal invasive access corridor to the structures in the upper mid-orbit.

  20. Genomes for jeans: cotton genomics for engineering superior fiber.

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    Mansoor, Shahid; Paterson, Andrew H

    2012-10-01

    Twenty years ago, scientists predicted that better understanding of fiber development would lead to novel ways to engineer superior cotton fiber. Advances in genetic resources, DNA markers, DNA sequence information, and gene expression data have indeed provided new insights into fiber initiation, elongation and maturation. Many exciting applications of this knowledge offer the potential to select better cotton genotypes more effectively in mainstream breeding programs or engineer genotypes with improved agronomic and/or quality traits. Here, we discuss recent progress in understanding genes involved in fiber development, and their regulation and manipulation to engineer improved fibers. Better understanding of quantitative trait loci/gene interactions that influence fiber quality and yield may help to tailor superior cotton genotypes to diverse environments.

  1. Tullio phenomenon in superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome.

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    Basura, Gregory J; Cronin, Scott J; Heidenreich, Katherine D

    2014-03-18

    Tullio phenomenon refers to eye movements induced by sound.(1) This unusual examination finding may be seen in superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) syndrome.(2) This disorder is due to absent bone over the superior semicircular canal (figure). Patients complain of dizziness triggered by loud sound, aural fullness, autophony, and pulsatile tinnitus. When Tullio phenomenon exists in SSCD syndrome, the patient develops a mixed vertical-torsional nystagmus in which the slow phase rotates up and away from the affected ear (video on the Neurology® Web site at Neurology.org). This pattern of nystagmus aligns in the plane of the dehiscent semicircular canal and is due to excitation of its afferent nerves.

  2. Neurofilament proteins are preferentially expressed in descending output neurons of the cat the superior colliculus: a study using SMI-32.

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    Fuentes-Santamaria, V; Stein, B E; McHaffie, J G

    2006-01-01

    Physiological studies indicate that the output neurons in the multisensory (i.e. intermediate and deep) laminae of the cat superior colliculus receive converging information from widespread regions of the neuraxis, integrate this information, and then relay the product to regions of the brainstem involved in the control of head and eye movements. Yet, an understanding of the neuroanatomy of these converging afferents has been hampered because many terminals contact distal dendrites that are difficult to label with the neurochemical markers generally used to visualize superior colliculus output neurons. Here we show that the SMI-32 antibody, directed at the non-phosphorylated epitopes of high molecular weight neurofilament proteins, is an effective marker for these superior colliculus output neurons. It is also one that can label their distal dendrites. Superior colliculus sections processed for SMI-32 revealed numerous labeled neurons with varying morphologies within the deep laminae. In contrast, few labeled neurons were observed in the superficial laminae. Neurons with large somata in the lateral aspects of the deep superior colliculus were particularly well labeled, and many of their secondary and tertiary dendrites were clearly visible. Injections of the fluorescent biotinylated dextran amine into the pontine reticular formation revealed that approximately 80% of the SMI-32 immunostained neurons also contained retrogradely transported biotinylated dextran amine, indicating that SMI-32 is a common cytoskeletal component expressed in descending output neurons. Superior colliculus output neurons also are known to express the calcium-binding protein parvalbumin, and many SMI-32 immunostained neurons also proved to be parvalbumin immunostained. These studies suggest that SMI-32 can serve as a useful immunohistochemical marker for detailing the somatic and dendritic morphology of superior colliculus output neurons and for facilitating evaluations of their input

  3. CURRENT COLLOIDAL DISPERSION GELS ARE NOT SUPERIOR TO POLYMER FLOODING

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    Seright Randy; Han Peihui; Wang Dongmei

    2006-01-01

    The suggestion that the colloidal-dispersion-gel (CDG) process is superior to normal polymer flooding is misleading and generally incorrect. Colloidal dispersion gels, in their present state of technological development, should not be advocated as an improvement to, or substitute for, polymer flooding. Gels made from aluminum-citrate crosslinked polyacrylamides can act as conventional gels and provide effective conformance improvement in treating some types of excess water production problems if sound scientific and engineering principles are respected.

  4. Pseudoaneurysm of the superior gluteal artery following polytrauma

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    Lee, Dennis [Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia and Department of Radiology, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Legiehn, Gerald M. [Vancouver General Hospital, Interventional Radiology, University of British Columbia and Department of Radiology, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Munk, Peter L. [Vancouver General Hospital, MSK Section, University of British Columbia and Department of Radiology, Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    2007-09-15

    Gluteal artery aneurysms are rare and often secondary to pelvic fractures, blunt or penetrating trauma. We describe a case of a superior gluteal artery pseudoaneurysm that presented as back pain with numbness and weakness of the lower extremities. Diagnosis was confirmed by color Doppler sonography and angiography. A proximal and distal control was obtained over the aneurysm neck via coil embolization with excellent hemostasis within the pseudoaneurysm and maintenance of perfusion to the left pelvis. (orig.)

  5. [Superior gluteal nerve: a new block on the block?

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    Sá, Miguel; Graça, Rita; Reis, Hugo; Cardoso, José Miguel; Sampaio, José; Pinheiro, Célia; Machado, Duarte

    2017-05-24

    The superior gluteal nerve is responsible for innervating the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and tensor fascia latae muscles, all of which can be injured during surgical procedures. We describe an ultrasound-guided approach to block the superior gluteal nerve which allowed us to provide efficient analgesia and anesthesia for two orthopedic procedures, in a patient who had significant risk factors for neuraxial techniques and deep peripheral nerve blocks. An 84-year-old female whose regular use of clopidogrel contraindicated neuraxial techniques or deep peripheral nerve blocks presented for urgent bipolar hemiarthroplasty in our hospital. Taking into consideration the surgical approach chosen by the orthopedic team, we set to use a combination of general anesthesia and superficial peripheral nerve blocks (femoral, lateral cutaneous of thigh and superior gluteal nerve) for the procedure. A month and a half post-discharge the patient was re-admitted for debriding and correction of suture dehiscence; we performed the same blocks and light sedation. She remained comfortable in both cases, and reported no pain in the post-operative period. Deep understanding of anatomy and innervation empowers anesthesiologists to solve potentially complex cases with safer, albeit creative, approaches. The relevance of this block in this case arises from its innervation of the gluteus medius muscle and posterolateral portion of the hip joint. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an ultrasound-guided superior gluteal nerve block with an analgesic and anesthetic goal, which was successfully achieved. Copyright © 2016 Sociedade Brasileira de Anestesiologia. Publicado por Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  6. Pseudoaneurysm of the superior gluteal artery following polytrauma.

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    Lee, Dennis; Legiehn, Gerald M; Munk, Peter L

    2007-09-01

    Gluteal artery aneurysms are rare and often secondary to pelvic fractures, blunt or penetrating trauma. We describe a case of a superior gluteal artery pseudoaneurysm that presented as back pain with numbness and weakness of the lower extremities. Diagnosis was confirmed by color Doppler sonography and angiography. A proximal and distal control was obtained over the aneurysm neck via coil embolization with excellent hemostasis within the pseudoaneurysm and maintenance of perfusion to the left pelvis.

  7. Information Superiority generated through proper application of Geoinformatics

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    Teichmann, F.

    2012-04-01

    Information Superiority generated through proper application of Geoinformatics Information management and especially geoscience information delivery is a very delicate task. If it is carried out successfully, geoscientific data will provide the main foundation of Information Superiority. However, improper implementation of geodata generation, assimilation, distribution or storage will not only waste valuable resources like manpower or money, but could also give rise to crucial deficiency in knowledge and might lead to potentially extremely harmful disasters or wrong decisions. Comprehensive Approach, Effect Based Operations and Network Enabled Capabilities are the current buzz terms in the security regime. However, they also apply to various interdisciplinary tasks like catastrophe relief missions, civil task operations or even in day to day business operations where geo-science data is used. Based on experience in the application of geoscience data for defence applications the following procedure or tool box for generating geodata should lead to the desired information superiority: 1. Understand and analyse the mission, the task and the environment for which the geodata is needed 2. Carry out a Information Exchange Requirement between the user or customer and the geodata provider 3. Implementation of current interoperability standards and a coherent metadata structure 4. Execute innovative data generation, data provision, data assimilation and data storage 5. Apply a cost-effective and reasonable data life cycle 6. Implement IT security by focusing of the three pillar concepts Integrity, Availability and Confidentiality of the critical data 7. Draft and execute a service level agreement or a memorandum of understanding between the involved parties 8. Execute a Continuous Improvement Cycle These ideas from the IT world should be transferred into the geoscience community and applied in a wide set of scenarios. A standardized approach of how to generate, provide

  8. Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: An Infrequent Complication of Scoliosis Surgery

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    Metin Keskin; Turgut Akgül; Adem Bayraktar; Fatih Dikici; Emre Balık

    2014-01-01

    Case Report Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: An Infrequent Complication of Scoliosis Surgery Metin Keskin,1 Turgut Akgül,2 Adem Bayraktar,1 Fatih Dikici,2 and Emre BalJk3 1 General Surgery Department, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Capa, Millet Caddesi, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey 2Orthopedic Department, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Capa, Millet Caddesi, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey 3 General Surgery Department, School of Medicine, Koc¸ Uni...

  9. São os membros superiores na Paralisia Cerebral negligenciados?

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    Ubiratan Brum Castro

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar se num serviço de atendimento especializado, o membro superior é preterido ou negligenciado no tratamento das alterações motoras da Paralisia Cerebral. Casuística e métodos: Foram analisados 80 pacientes portadores de Paralisia Cerebral menores de dezessete anos tratados institucionalmente. Foram avaliados pelo mesmo examinador quanto à classificação e tratamentos (cirúrgico ou não do aparelho locomotor. Resultados: O membro superior teve a seguinte abordagem terapêutica considerando o grupo de mão comprometida, 1 (2% foi submetido a transferência tendinosa no punho e 53 (98% não foram operados. Quanto a órteses, 9 (17% usavam estabilizadores de punho e 45 (83% não usavam. Quanto à toxina botulínica não houve aplicação nos membros superiores. Nos membros inferiores, considerando o total de pacientes, 16 (20% foram submetidos à cirurgia e 64(80% não foram operados. As cirurgias foram um tratamento cirúrgico de luxação do quadril, 7 a alongamentos múltiplos em membros inferiores, 5 alongamento de tendão calcâneo, 3 tenotomia de adutores. Quanto ao uso de órteses, 49 (61% faziam uso e 31(39% não utilizavam. Dos pacientes que faziam uso de órteses, 48 usavam tala estabilizadora de tornozelo, um usava estabilizador de joelho. Quanto à  o uso de toxina botulínica: 32 tiveram aplicação (40% e 48 não receberam aplicação (60%. Conclusão: No presente estudo, o tratamento do membro superior foi negligenciado.

  10. Effect of bilateral superior oblique split lengthening on torsion

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    Jitendra Jethani

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Superior oblique split lengthening (SOSL is done for weakening of superior oblique. It corrects the superior oblique overaction (SOOA and A pattern. Its effect on the torsion of the eye is not known. We present our data on the effect of this particular procedure on torsion. Materials and Methods: We did a study of 16 patients (32 eyes who underwent bilateral SOSL and compared the disc foveal angle (DFA preoperatively and postoperatively. The split lengthening was done from 4 mm to 7 mm depending upon the overaction of superior oblique. Results: The mean age was 15.3 ± 8.4 years. Mean preoperative DFA in the right eye (RE was −3.9° and in the left eye (LE was −2.9°. Mean postoperative DFA in RE was 0.2° and in LE was 0.9°. The mean change in the DFA for RE was 4.1° ± 1.3° and for LE was 3.8° ± 1.2°. All the patients were aligned horizontally within 6 prism diopter and no pattern and no diplopia postoperatively. The A pattern was corrected in all the patient postsurgery. For each mm of surgery, an improvement of 0.8° was seen in the DFA. Conclusion: We report the effect of SOSL on torsion. The SOSL reduces intorsion postsurgery and is, therefore, a valuable procedure in SOOA where both pattern and in torsion needs to be corrected.

  11. A Rare Complication of Acute Appendicitis: Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis

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    Hendra Koncoro

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Superior mesenteric vein (SMV thrombosis caused by acute appendicitis is quite rare nowadays. These conditions occurs secondary to infection in the region drained by the portal venous system. In this case, we report a successfully treated case of SMV thrombosis and liver abscess associated with appendicitis with antibiotics and anticoagulant.Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are basic to a favorable clinical course.

  12. Superior Gas Sensing Properties of Monolayer PtSe2

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    Sajjad, Muhammad

    2016-12-15

    First-principles calculations of the structural and electronic properties of monolayer 1T-PtSe2 with adsorbed (a) NO2, (b) NO, (c) NH3, (d) H2O, (e) CO2, and (f) CO molecules are discussed. The results point to great potential of the material in gas sensor applications. Superior sensitivity is demonstrated by transport calculations using the nonequilibrium Green\\'s function method.

  13. Tunable preparation of ruthenium nanoparticles with superior size-dependent catalytic hydrogenation properties

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    Zhao, Yuan; Luo, Yaodong; Yang, Xuan; Yang, Yaxin; Song, Qijun, E-mail: qsong@jiangnan.edu.cn

    2017-06-15

    Highlights: • A facile and efficient strategy is firstly developed for the synthesis of Ru NPs. • Ru NPs are stable and uniform with the controllable sizes from 2.6 to 51.5 nm. • Ru NPs exhibit size-dependent and superior catalytic hydrogenation activity. - Abstract: Ruthenium (Ru) featured with an unusual catalytic behavior is of great significance in several heterogeneous and electro-catalytic reactions. The preparation of tractable Ru nanocatalysts and the building of highly active catalytic system at ambient temperature remains a grand challenge. Herein, a facile strategy is developed for the controllable preparation of Ru nanoparticles (NPs) with the sizes ranging from 2.6 to 51.5 nm. Ru NPs show superior size-dependent catalytic performance with the best kinetic rate constant as high as −1.52 min{sup −1}, which could far surpass the other traditional noble metals. Ru NPs exert exceedingly efficient low-temperature catalytic activity and good recyclability in the catalytic reduction of nitroaromatic compounds (NACs) and azo dyes. The developed catalytic system provides a distinguishing insight for the artificial preparation of Ru NPs with desired sizes, and allows for the development of rational design rules for exploring catalysts with superior catalytic performances, potentially broadening the applications of metallic NP-enabled catalytic analysis.

  14. An in-depth cognitive examination of individuals with superior face recognition skills.

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    Bobak, Anna K; Bennetts, Rachel J; Parris, Benjamin A; Jansari, Ashok; Bate, Sarah

    2016-09-01

    Previous work has reported the existence of "super-recognisers" (SRs), or individuals with extraordinary face recognition skills. However, the precise underpinnings of this ability have not yet been investigated. In this paper we examine (a) the face-specificity of super recognition, (b) perception of facial identity in SRs, (c) whether SRs present with enhancements in holistic processing and (d) the consistency of these findings across different SRs. A detailed neuropsychological investigation into six SRs indicated domain-specificity in three participants, with some evidence of enhanced generalised visuo-cognitive or socio-emotional processes in the remaining individuals. While superior face-processing skills were restricted to face memory in three of the SRs, enhancements to facial identity perception were observed in the others. Notably, five of the six participants showed at least some evidence of enhanced holistic processing. These findings indicate cognitive heterogeneity in the presentation of superior face recognition, and have implications for our theoretical understanding of the typical face-processing system and the identification of superior face-processing skills in applied settings.

  15. Neural correlates associated with superior tactile symmetry perception in the early blind.

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    Bauer, Corinna; Yazzolino, Lindsay; Hirsch, Gabriella; Cattaneo, Zaira; Vecchi, Tomaso; Merabet, Lotfi B

    2015-02-01

    Symmetry is an organizational principle that is ubiquitous throughout the visual world. However, this property can also be detected through non-visual modalities such as touch. The role of prior visual experience on detecting tactile patterns containing symmetry remains unclear. We compared the behavioral performance of early blind and sighted (blindfolded) controls on a tactile symmetry detection task. The tactile patterns used were similar in design and complexity as in previous visual perceptual studies. The neural correlates associated with this behavioral task were identified with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In line with growing evidence demonstrating enhanced tactile processing abilities in the blind, we found that early blind individuals showed significantly superior performance in detecting tactile symmetric patterns compared to sighted controls. Furthermore, comparing patterns of activation between these two groups identified common areas of activation (e.g. superior parietal cortex) but key differences also emerged. In particular, tactile symmetry detection in the early blind was also associated with activation that included peri-calcarine cortex, lateral occipital (LO), and middle temporal (MT) cortex, as well as inferior temporal and fusiform cortex. These results contribute to the growing evidence supporting superior behavioral abilities in the blind, and the neural correlates associated with crossmodal neuroplasticity following visual deprivation.

  16. Percutaneous stenting of the superior mesenteric artery for the treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia

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    Gweon, Hye Mi; Suh, Sang Hyun; Won, Jong Yun [Yongdong Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Do Yun [Yonsei National College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Sam Soo [Kangwon National University Hospital, Chuncheon (Korea, Republic of)

    2008-06-15

    We wanted to evaluate the effectiveness of stent placement on the superior mesenteric artery as a treatment for chronic mesenteric ischemia. Seven patients (mean age: 55 years, age range: 43-66 years) with chronic mesenteric ischemia were enrolled between March 2000 and September 2003. All the patients underwent pre-procedure contrast enhanced computerized tomography to evaluate for occlusion or stenosis of the mesenteric arteries and they then underwent an angiographic procedure. A balloon-expandable metal stent was placed in the superior mesenteric artery, and this was combined with balloon angioplasty and thrombolysis. We evaluated the angiographic and procedural success after the procedures. Angiographic and procedural success was obtained in 100% of the patients and the clinical symptoms improved in 100% of the patients. The patency at 6-months and 1-year was 85% and 71%, respectively. The mean follow-up period was 12 months (range: 1-25 months). During the follow-up period, ischemic symptoms recurred in 2 patients, and restenosis in a stent was confirmed with angiography; one patient was successfully treated by stent placement in the celiac artery and the other patient died due to extensive mesenteric thrombosis. For the treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia, percutaneous stent placement on the superior mesenteric artery showed a favorable result and it was an effective alternative to surgery for the high-risk patients.

  17. Hacia una educación superior inclusiva en Colombia

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    Sandra Lucia Arizabaleta Dominguez

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analizan concepciones teórico-conceptuales básicas que subyacen a la educación superior inclusiva, en el marco de los Lineamientos de la Política de Educación Superior Inclusiva del Ministerio de Educación Nacional de Colombia (men. Además, se plantean los desafíos que deben asumir las instituciones de educación superior (ies en la identificación de barreras de aprendizaje de su población estudiantil y la promoción de estrategias que garanticen la accesibilidad, permanencia, pertinencia académica y la graduación. Esta situación lleva a las ies a reflexionar y repensarse a partir de los procesos de autoevaluación institucional para crear estrategias participativas que promuevan la gestión inclusiva en un sistema educativo equitativo, pertinente y de calidad

  18. Anatomo-radiological study of the Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence

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    Crovetto, M., E-mail: macdlt@telefonica.net [Otolaryngology Department, Hospital de Basurto, University of the Basque Country, Avenida de Montevideo 18, Bilbao 48013, Vizcaya (Spain); Whyte, J., E-mail: jwhite@unizar.es [Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Anatomy and Histology, University of Zaragoza, C/Domingo Mirall s/n, Zaragoza (Spain); Rodriguez, O.M., E-mail: OLIVIAMARIA.RODRIGUEZSANVICENT@osakidetza.net [Hospital de Cruces, Baracaldo, Vizcaya (Spain); Lecumberri, I., E-mail: INIGO.LECUMBERRICORTES@osakidetza.net [Hospital de Basurto, Avenida Montevideo 18, Bilbao 498013 (Spain); Martinez, C., E-mail: claudiorayosx@yahoo.es [Hospital General de la Defensa, Via Iberica s/n Zaragoza (Spain); Elexpuru, J., E-mail: jelexpuru@mac.com [Hospital de Basurto, Avenida de Montevideo 18, Bilbao 48013, Vizcaya (Spain)

    2010-11-15

    Introduction: The main purpose of this study is to determine the radiological incidence of Superior (SSCD) and Posterior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence (PSCD) and to compare radiologic SSCD to the incidence of this condition on cadaver specimen. We have also analysed the relation between the ossification state of the semicircular canals and the degree of mastoid pneumatization and integrity of Tegmen Tympani. Material and methods: Temporal bones have been investigated by means of CT scan on patients and direct observation on cadaver specimen, respectively. Results: 604 ears and 160 cadaver temporal bones have been investigated by means of CT scan and direct observation, respectively. 3.6% and 0.3% of the studied ears had SSCD and PSCD, respectively, on CT scan. Only 0.6% of the cadaver specimen ears did have anatomical SSCD. Degree of pneumatization of the mastoid bone is related to the mean thickness of bone overlying the Superior and Posterior Semicircular Canal. Radiological absence of Tegmen Tympani is more frequent in ears that also have radiologic SSCD. Conclusion: CT scanning gives higher incidence figures of SSCD than anatomical studies, 3.6% vs. 0.6%. We also found a 0.6% incidence of radiological PSCD in the studied ears. There is a direct relation between the degree of ossification of Superior and Posterior Semicircular Canal and certain temporal bone anatomic features: temporal bone pneumatization and absence/presence of Tegmen Tympani or Antri.

  19. Relative superiority analysis of Garut lamb and its crossbred

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    Ismeth Inounu

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the research was to evaluate the relative superiority of Garut lamb and its crosses with St. Croix and Moulton Charollais. The research was conducted at Animal Research Station, Indonesian Research Institute for Animal Production, Bogor, Indonesia. The data used for this paper was collected from 1995 to 2002. The results revealed that individual lamb weight at birth, at weaning, preweaning daily gain, at 6, 9 and 12 months of age of the composite sheep (HG = 50% St. Croix : 50% Garut, MG = 50% M. Charollais : 50% Garut, MHG (MG X HG dan HMG (HG X MG = 25% St. Croix : 25% M. Charollais : 50% Garut were higher than Garut sheep. The relative superiority were 6.7-13.1% for lamb weight at birth, 6.6- 15.6% for lamb weight at weaning, 3.2-20.8% for preweaning daily gain dan 6.2-17.9% for lamb weight at 9 month of age, respectively. The superiority of composite sheep were obtained in good and limited feed condition. Lamb growth parameters were also affected by feed condition, parity, sex, and rearing type.

  20. Superior metallic alloys through rapid solidification processing (RSP) by design

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    Flinn, J.E. [Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    1995-05-01

    Rapid solidification processing using powder atomization methods and the control of minor elements such as oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon can provide metallic alloys with superior properties and performance compared to conventionally processing alloys. Previous studies on nickel- and iron-base superalloys have provided the baseline information to properly couple RSP with alloy composition, and, therefore, enable alloys to be designed for performance improvements. The RSP approach produces powders, which need to be consolidated into suitable monolithic forms. This normally involves canning, consolidation, and decanning of the powders. Canning/decanning is expensive and raises the fabrication cost significantly above that of conventional, ingot metallurgy production methods. The cost differential can be offset by the superior performance of the RSP metallic alloys. However, without the performance database, it is difficult to convince potential users to adopt the RSP approach. Spray casting of the atomized molten droplets into suitable preforms for subsequent fabrication can be cost competitive with conventional processing. If the fine and stable microstructural features observed for the RSP approach are preserved during spray casing, a cost competitive product can be obtained that has superior properties and performance that cannot be obtained by conventional methods.

  1. Water quality of streams tributary to Lakes Superior and Michigan

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    Zimmerman, Jerome W.

    1968-01-01

    Water quality of streams tributary to Lakes Superior and Michigan was analyzed for 142 stations on 99 streams tributary to Lake Superior and 83 stations on 56 streams tributary to Lake Michigan during 1962-65. Concentrations of aluminum, copper, and iron were not affected greatly by flow or season. Magnesium, calcium, chlorides, total alkalinity, total hardness, and conductivity varied with the flow, temperature, and season; the lowest values were during the spring runoff and heavy rains, and the highest were during low water in late summer and the colder periods of winter. Concentrations of nitrate, silica, and sulfates were lowest in the spring and summer. Concentrations of tanninlike and ligninlike compounds were highest during the spring runoff and other high-water periods, and were lowest during freezeup when surface runoff was minimal. The pH values were highest from June to September and lowest during the spring runoff. Phenolphthalein alkalinity was detected primarily in the summer and coincided occasionally with low flows just before the spring thaw. Total hardness usually was lower in streams tributary to Lake Superior than in streams tributary to Lake Michigan. The total hardness was higher in the streams in Wisconsin than in the streams in Michigan along the west shore of Lake Michigan. It was lowest in the northernmost streams. The water quality of the streams in an area was related to the geological characteristics of the land.

  2. Preference for Audiovisual Speech Congruency in Superior Temporal Cortex.

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    Lüttke, Claudia S; Ekman, Matthias; van Gerven, Marcel A J; de Lange, Floris P

    2016-01-01

    Auditory speech perception can be altered by concurrent visual information. The superior temporal cortex is an important combining site for this integration process. This area was previously found to be sensitive to audiovisual congruency. However, the direction of this congruency effect (i.e., stronger or weaker activity for congruent compared to incongruent stimulation) has been more equivocal. Here, we used fMRI to look at the neural responses of human participants during the McGurk illusion--in which auditory /aba/ and visual /aga/ inputs are fused to perceived /ada/--in a large homogenous sample of participants who consistently experienced this illusion. This enabled us to compare the neuronal responses during congruent audiovisual stimulation with incongruent audiovisual stimulation leading to the McGurk illusion while avoiding the possible confounding factor of sensory surprise that can occur when McGurk stimuli are only occasionally perceived. We found larger activity for congruent audiovisual stimuli than for incongruent (McGurk) stimuli in bilateral superior temporal cortex, extending into the primary auditory cortex. This finding suggests that superior temporal cortex prefers when auditory and visual input support the same representation.

  3. Early development of polyphonic sound encoding and the high voice superiority effect.

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    Marie, Céline; Trainor, Laurel J

    2014-05-01

    Previous research suggests that when two streams of pitched tones are presented simultaneously, adults process each stream in a separate memory trace, as reflected by mismatch negativity (MMN), a component of the event-related potential (ERP). Furthermore, a superior encoding of the higher tone or voice in polyphonic sounds has been found for 7-month-old infants and both musician and non-musician adults in terms of a larger amplitude MMN in response to pitch deviant stimuli in the higher than the lower voice. These results, in conjunction with modeling work, suggest that the high voice superiority effect might originate in characteristics of the peripheral auditory system. If this is the case, the high voice superiority effect should be present in infants younger than 7 months. In the present study we tested 3-month-old infants as there is no evidence at this age of perceptual narrowing or specialization of musical processing according to the pitch or rhythmic structure of music experienced in the infant׳s environment. We presented two simultaneous streams of tones (high and low) with 50% of trials modified by 1 semitone (up or down), either on the higher or the lower tone, leaving 50% standard trials. Results indicate that like the 7-month-olds, 3-month-old infants process each tone in a separate memory trace and show greater saliency for the higher tone. Although MMN was smaller and later in both voices for the group of sixteen 3-month-olds compared to the group of sixteen 7-month-olds, the size of the difference in MMN for the high compared to low voice was similar across ages. These results support the hypothesis of an innate peripheral origin of the high voice superiority effect.

  4. Spawning Cisco investigations in Canada waters of Lake Superior during 2007

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    Yule, Daniel L.; Evrard, Lori M.; Cholwek, Gary A.; Addison, Peter A.; Cullis, Ken I.

    2008-01-01

    Cisco Coregonus artedi form pre-spawning aggregations in Lake Superior during November with the bulk of spawning occurring during late November through early December (Dryer and Beil 1964). Eggs are broadcast into open water (Smith 1956) with fertilized eggs settling to the lakebed (Dryer and Beil 1964). Peak hatching occurs the following May (United States Geological Survey – Great Lakes Science Center, GLSC, unpublished data). Interannual variability in year class strength is high, but tends to be synchronous across different regions of Lake Superior (Bronte et al. 2003). November 2005 sampling of Thunder Bay showed 14 year-classes were present with the oldest fish being from the 1984 year-class (Yule et al. 2008). The ciscoes sampled were predominantly from five year classes that hatched during 1988, 1989, 1990, 1998, and 2003. These same strong year-classes were found in the western arm of Lake Superior during November 2006 (GLSC, unpublished data). Growth is rapid in the first few years of life with minimal growth after age-8 (Yule et al. 2008). Ciscoes exceeding 250 mm total length (TL) are typically sexually mature (Yule et al. 2006b, 2008). Thunder Bay ciscoes have high annual survival with rates for females and males averaging 0.80 and 0.75, respectively; females have higher rates of fishing-induced mortality compared to males but lower rates of natural mortality (Yule et al. 2008). Some Lake Superior stocks are currently commercially fished with the bulk of harvest occurring during November when fishers target females for their roe. The bulk of fish are harvested from Thunder Bay using suspended gillnets with mesh sizes ranging from 79-89 mm stretch measure. Ciscoes younger then age-5 make up a very small proportion (<0.1%) of the harvest (Yule, et al. 2008).

  5. Effect of polyunsatured aldehyde (A3 as an antiparasitary ingredient of Caligus rogercresseyi in the feed of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar Efecto del aldehído poli-insaturado (A3 como ingrediente antiparasitario de Caligus rogercresseyi en la alimentación de salmón del atlántico, Salmo salar

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    José Troncoso

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    Full Text Available Some polyunsaturated aldehydes (PUAs such as 2-trans, 4-trans decadenial (A3 have a detrimental effect on the development of copepod sharmful to the salmon industrysuch as Caligus rogercresseyi (sea lice. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential use of A3 as a salmon feed ingredient in order to reduce reproduction of Caligus rogercresseyi in infested Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar. The toxicity of A3 was assessed histopathologically for 7 days, using intra-peritoneal injections of different doses (0, 0.24, 0.47, 2.37, 11.86, and 23.71 mg kg-1 in brain, intestine, skin, liver, and muscletissues of Salmosalar at the end of each treatment. The effect of A3 on sea lice was evaluated using 250 Atlantic salmon in an open-flow system of seawater (~13°C. The effect of the dosage in the fish diet was evaluated at two levels (9 mg kg-1, 18 mg kg-1 and considering a control (without A3 for 4, 8, and 12 days, once the sea lice had reached maturity. As a complement, the persistent effect of diluted A3 in sea water (0.5 g L-1 was evaluated at 10, 12, and 14°C for 0, 1, 3, 6, 10, and 15 days; and the maximum persistence was found at 10 days at 10°C. The results showed that the dosages over 0.47 mg kg-1 had no toxic effect on Atlantic salmon, but induced a detrimental effect on Caligus rogercresseyi (reduction of 15% of mature females with a dose of 18 mg kg-1, which could be attributed to alterations in the embryonic development of the sea lice. A3 is a potential supplement in the diet of salmon. However, studies ofits mechanism of action should be undertaken prior to its use.Algunos aldehídos poli-insaturados (PUAs tales como 2-trans, 4-trans decadenal (A3 tienen efecto perjudicial para el desarrollo de copépodos perjudiciales para la industria del salmón, tales como Caligus rogercresseyi (piojo de mar. El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar el uso potencial de A3 en alimentación de salmones, de forma de reducir la reproducción de

  6. The properties of the extraocular muscles of the frog. I. Mechanical properties of the isolated superior oblique and superior rectus muscles.

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    Asmussen, G

    1978-01-01

    The mechanical properties of two extraocular muscles (superior oblique and superior rectus muscles) of the frog were studied and compared with those of a frog's skeletal muscle (iliofibularis muscle) which contains the same types of muscle fibres as the oculorotatory muscles. The extraocular muscles are very fast twitching muscles. They exhibit a smaller contraction time, a smaller half-relaxation time, a higher fusion frequency, and a lower twitch-tetanus ratio than the skeletal muscles. The maximum isometric tetanic tension produced per unit cross-sectional area is lower in the extraocular muscles than in skeletal muscles. However, the extraocular muscles show a higher fatigue resistance than the skeletal muscles. With respect to the dynamic properties there are some differences between the various oculorotatory muscles of the frog. The superior rectus muscle exhibits a faster time-course of the contraction, a higher fusion frequency, and a higher fatigability than the superior oblique muscle. An increase of the extracellular K+-concentration evokes sustained contractures not only in the extraocular muscles but also in the iliofibularis muscle; between these muscles there are no striking differences in the mechanical threshold of the whole muscle preparation. The mechanical threshold depends on the Ca++-concentration of the bathing solution and it is found in a range between 12.5 and 17.5 mM K+ in a normal Ringer solution containing 1.8 mM Ca++. The static-mechanical properties of the extraocular muscles of the frog and the dependence of the active developed tension on the muscle extension are very similar to those which are known to exist in the extraocular muscles of other vertebrates. In tetanic activated frog's oculorotatory muscles a linear relationship exists between length and tension. A variation of the stimulation frequency does not change the slope of this curve but causes parallel shifts of the curve. The peculiar properties of the extraocular muscles

  7. Selection of Superior Genotypes of Coffea Canephora Pierre on ControlledHybrid Population Using Cluster Analysis Method

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    Ucu Sumirat

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Selection of superior genotypes of robusta coffee (Coffea canephora to improve its important agronomic characters should be conducted continuously to get better planting productivity. The aim of this research was to select superior genotypes of Robusta coffee for high yield and high proportion of large bean. Selection was conducted on controlled hybrid populations, developed from three crossing parental clones, i.e. BP 961 x Q 121 (A, BP 409 x Q 121 (B and BP 961 x BP 409 (C. Selection was done by applying cluster analysis with complete linkage and Euclidean distance as the clustering method. The result of the research showed that the selection was successful to identify superior genotypes of Robusta coffee for high yield and high proportion of large bean. The parameters used (cherries weight/tree, bean weight/tree, bean size percentage > 6.5 mm and 100 cherries weight were effective in clustering the superior genotypes, indicated by increased minimum and average value of population. Yield potential and percentage of bean size > 6.5 mm of those genotypes were having better performance than the control genotype and its parent. The selection code A 95, B 28, B 62, B 66, B 74 and C 38 were considered  as promising superior genotypes of Robusta coffee, respectively. Key words: Coffea canephora, selection, bean size, yield, cluster analysis

  8. Síndrome da artéria mesentérica superior Superior mesenteric artery syndrome

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    Haberlandh Sodré Lima; Accyoli Moreira Maia; Antonio Kneipp Pitta de Castro Neto

    2000-01-01

    The Superior Mesenteric Syndrome is a rare and controversial disease. The compression of the duodenum by the mesenteric artery and aorta causes an intermitent obstruction. Preoperative diagnosis is very difficult.We present one case of this syndrome in a pacient with severe weight loss and signs of high intestinal obstruction. The diagnosis was based on clinical and radiologic findings. A duodenojejunostomy was performed after medical treatment failure.This patient died on the 20th posoperati...

  9. Decoding the superior parietal lobule connections of the superior longitudinal fasciculus/arcuate fasciculus in the human brain.

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    Kamali, A; Sair, H I; Radmanesh, A; Hasan, K M

    2014-09-26

    The temporo-parietal (TP) white matter connections between the inferior parietal lobule and superior temporal gyrus as part of the superior longitudinal fasciculus/arcuate fasciculus (SLF/AF) or middle longitudinal fasciculus (MdLF) have been studied in prior diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) studies. However, few studies have been focusing on the higher TP connections of the superior parietal lobule with the temporal lobe. These higher TP connections have been shown to have a role in core processes such as attention, memory, emotions, and language. Our most recent study, for the first time, hinted to the possibility of a long white matter connection interconnecting the superior parietal lobule (SPL) with the posterior temporal lobe in human brain which we call the SLF/AF TP-SPL and for a shorter abbreviation, the TP-SPL. We decided to further investigate this white matter connection using fiber assignment by continuous tracking deterministic tractography and high spatial resolution diffusion tensor imaging on 3T. Five healthy right-handed men (age range 24-37 years) were studied. We delineated the SPL connections of the SLF/AF TP bilaterally in five normal adult human brains. Using a high resolution DTT technique, we demonstrate for the first time, the trajectory of a long fiber bundle connectivity between the SPL and posterior temporal lobe, called the SLF/AF TP-SPL (or the TP-SPL), bilaterally in five healthy adult human brains. We also demonstrate the trajectory of the vertically oriented posterior TP connections, interconnecting the inferior parietal lobule (IPL) with the posterior temporal lobe (TP-IPL) in relation to the TP-SPL, arcuate fasciculus and other major language pathways. In the current study, for the first time, we categorized the TP connections into the anterior and posterior connectivity groups and subcategorized each one into the SPL or IPL connections. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  10. Doença de Behçet cursando com trombose de veia cava superior Behçet's disease presenting with superior vena cava thrombosis

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    Otacílio Figueiredo da Silva Júnior

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available A trombose venosa é o principal acometimento do sistema vascular na doença de Behçet, sendo uma complicação freqüente na evolução clínica dessa patologia, e está mais associada ao sexo masculino. Os autores relatam o caso de uma paciente do sexo feminino que apresentou início da doença há 3 anos com úlceras orais, além de úlceras genitais, e que vem cursando com episódios recorrentes de trombose venosa, sendo a primeira uma trombose venosa profunda no membro inferior direito; a segunda, de jugular interna esquerda; e, por último, uma trombose da veia cava superior.Venous thrombosis is the main hazard to the vascular system in Behçet's disease. It is a frequent complication throughout the clinical evolution of this illness, which is more associated with the male gender. The authors report the case of a female patient with disease onset 3 years ago, showing oral and genital ulcers presenting with recurring episodes of venous thrombosis. The first one was a deep venous thrombosis in the right leg; the second was in the left internal jugular vein; and finally a superior vena cava thrombosis.

  11. [Maze procedure in a case of dextrocardia with atrial septal defect and persistent left superior vena cava].

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    Muraoka, Arata; Kawada, Masaaki; Misawa, Yoshio

    2014-08-01

    A 52-year-old man was diagnosed with dextrocardia at the age of 1 year and was asymptomatic until 1 year before admission. He was transferred to our hospital for management of atrial fibrillation. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed dextrocardia with atrial septal defect;moderate tricuspid valve regurgitation; and a large, persistent left superior vena cava. A cardiac catheterization study revealed that pulmonary flow/systemic flow (Qp/Qs) was 3.6 and that pulmonary vascular resistance was 2.5 Wood U·m². Intracardiac repair with tricuspid annuloplasty and a maze procedure was scheduled. When establishing cardiopulmonary bypass, venous drainage was initially obtained from the inferior vena cava and the left superior vena cava, and the small superior vena cava was then directly cannulated after opening the right atrium. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, and serial electrocardiograms have demonstrated maintenance of normal sinus rhythm for 3.5 years after the operation.

  12. Explaining the high voice superiority effect in polyphonic music: evidence from cortical evoked potentials and peripheral auditory models.

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    Trainor, Laurel J; Marie, Céline; Bruce, Ian C; Bidelman, Gavin M

    2014-02-01

    Natural auditory environments contain multiple simultaneously-sounding objects and the auditory system must parse the incoming complex sound wave they collectively create into parts that represent each of these individual objects. Music often similarly requires processing of more than one voice or stream at the same time, and behavioral studies demonstrate that human listeners show a systematic perceptual bias in processing the highest voice in multi-voiced music. Here, we review studies utilizing event-related brain potentials (ERPs), which support the notions that (1) separate memory traces are formed for two simultaneous voices (even without conscious awareness) in auditory cortex and (2) adults show more robust encoding (i.e., larger ERP responses) to deviant pitches in the higher than in the lower voice, indicating better encoding of the former. Furthermore, infants also show this high-voice superiority effect, suggesting that the perceptual dominance observed across studies might result from neurophysiological characteristics of the peripheral auditory system. Although musically untrained adults show smaller responses in general than musically trained adults, both groups similarly show a more robust cortical representation of the higher than of the lower voice. Finally, years of experience playing a bass-range instrument reduces but does not reverse the high voice superiority effect, indicating that although it can be modified, it is not highly neuroplastic. Results of new modeling experiments examined the possibility that characteristics of middle-ear filtering and cochlear dynamics (e.g., suppression) reflected in auditory nerve firing patterns might account for the higher-voice superiority effect. Simulations show that both place and temporal AN coding schemes well-predict a high-voice superiority across a wide range of interval spacings and registers. Collectively, we infer an innate, peripheral origin for the higher-voice superiority observed in human

  13. Screening local Lactobacilli from Iran in terms of production of lactic acid and identification of superior strains

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    Fatemeh Soleimanifard

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Lactobacilli are a group of lactic acid bacteria that their final product of fermentation is lactic acid. The objective of this research is selection of local Lactobacilli producing L (+ lactic acid. Materials and methods: In this research the local strains were screened based on the ability to produce lactic acid. The screening was performed in two stages. The first stage was the titration method and the second stage was the enzymatic method. The superior strains obtained from titration method were selected to do enzymatic test. Finally, the superior strains in the second stage (enzymatic which had the ability to produce L(+ lactic acid were identified by biochemical tests. Then, molecular identification of strains was performed by using 16S rRNA sequencing. Results: In this study, the ability of 79 strains of local Lactobacilli in terms of production of lactic acid was studied. The highest and lowest rates of lactic acid production was 34.8 and 12.4 mg/g. Superior Lactobacilli in terms of production of lactic acid ability of producing had an optical isomer L(+, the highest levels of L(+ lactic acid were with 3.99 and the lowest amount equal to 1.03 mg/g. The biochemical and molecular identification of superior strains showed that strains are Lactobacillus paracasei. Then the sequences of 16S rRNA of superior strains were reported in NCBI with accession numbers KF735654، KF735655، KJ508201and KJ508202. Discussion and conclusion: The amounts of lactic acid production by local Lactobacilli were very different and producing some of these strains on available reports showed more products. The results of this research suggest the use of superior strains of Lactobacilli for production of pure L(+ lactic acid.

  14. Duas espécies novas de membracídeos (Hemiptera, Membracidae da Mata Atlântica do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil Two new species of treehopper (Hemiptera, Membracidae from the Atlantic Forest of São Paulo State, Brazil

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    Full Text Available Duas espécies são descritas da Mata Atlântica do Estado de São Paulo: uma pertencente ao gênero Antonae Stål (Smiliinae-Ceresini, Antonae brasiliensis sp. nov. e outra a Hypheodana Metcalf (Darninae-Darnini, Hypheodana gargionei sp. nov., ambas de Campos do Jordão, São Paulo. O gênero Antonae é registrado pela primeira vez no Brasil e Hypheodana, por outro lado, para a Mata Atlântica.Two species are described: one belonging to the genus Antonae Stål (Smiliinae, Ceresini, Antonae brasiliensis sp. nov., and another to Hypheodana Metcalf (Darninae-Darnini, Hypheodana gargionei sp. nov., both from Campos do Jordão, São Paulo. The genus Antonae Stål is recorded for the first time in Brazil, and Hypheodana, on the other hand, in the Atlantic Forest.

  15. Seasonal Changes in the Carbohydrate Pool of an Atlantic Forest Soil under Different Vegetation Types Variación estacional de los carbohidratos en un suelo forestal de la región atlántica desarrollado bajo diferentes tipos de vegetación Variação sazonal dos hidratos de carbono num solo florestal da região Atlântica desenvolvido sob diferentes tipos de vegetação

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    The seasonal variations of the content and composition of soil carbohydrates, a labile pool of the soil organic matter, were studied in a Humic Cambisol located within the Atlantic temperate-humid zone (Galicia, N.W. of Spain and developed over basic schists and under different type of vegetation: Quercus robur (climax forest, Pinus pinaster and Eucalyptus globulus. Soil samples from the A horizon (0-15 cm depth of the three different forests were collected in spring, summer, autumn and winter. The carbohydrate content was estimated by colorimetry after their extraction by a sequential two-step acid hydrolysis method and further purification of the hydrolysates (first hydrolysis fraction, FA, non-cellulosic polysaccharides; second hydrolysis fraction, FB, cellulosic polysaccharides. The total amount of neutral sugars (hexoses and pentoses from the three forests was in the range of 2.9-27.4 g kg-1 d.w., and represented between 5 and 12 % of the total organic C. The carbohydrate content was much higher in the FA fraction than that in the FB fraction, hexoses predominating over pentoses in both fractions. Seasonal variations of hexoses and pentoses exhibited the same behaviour pattern, showing that for FA and FB fractions higher concentrations of both neutral sugars were found in spring and winter (mean values: 12 and 14 g total neutral sugars kg-1 d.w., respectively than in summer and autumn (7 and 8 g total neutral sugars kg-1 d.w., respectively. Likewise, for each year’s season, the total content of both hexoses and pentoses in both fractions varied in the order: Quercus (16 g neutral sugars kg-1 d.w. > Pinus (9 g neutral sugars kg-1 d.w. > Eucalyptus (5 g neutral sugars kg-1 d.w. forests. Vegetation type clearly affected soil organic carbon, carbohydrate content and aggregate stability, while the ratio neutral sugar C / total organic C was mostly affected by season. Compared

  16. THE HUMAN SUBJECTIVITY BETWEEN THE SUPERIOR AND INFERIOR TYPES A SUBJETIVIDADE HUMANA ENTRE OS TIPOS SUPERIORES E INFERIORES

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    Vagner Silva

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    Full Text Available This article attempts to solve the following contradiction of Nietzsche's thought: man has a subjective drive constitution, these drives, however, are individuals, and its being (the being of the drives, is constituted for more power fight (the will to power. Nietzsche's superior man (educated and cultivated man is that one, in which there is harmony in the drives, who can give greater freedom to its most terrible drives, without, however, loses the control over them. That is the contradiction: if man has to control the drives, they are not harmonics. There is incompatibility between harmony and control. In other words, the superior man is indeed the man of culture and cultivated man of Nietzsche? If the answer to this question is yes, then, in this man, reigns the drives harmony. If, on the other hand, the answer is no, then, for this man does not become a barbarian destroyer, dangerous to himself and to others it is necessary that a drive dominates the others. However it is not possible to escape the contradiction: either there is harmony in human drive or control.Este artigo busca resolver a seguinte contradição do pensamento de Nietzsche: o homem possui uma constituição subjetiva pulsional, estas pulsões, porém, são individuais, e o seu ser, o das pulsões, constitui-se da luta por mais poder (vontade de poder. O homem superior de Nietzsche (homem culto e cultivado é aquele no qual há harmonia nas pulsões, aquele que pode dar mais liberdade às suas mais terríveis pulsões, sem, no entanto, perder o controle sobre elas. Eis a contradição: se o homem superior exerce controle sobre as pulsões então elas não são harmônicas. Há, aqui, a incompatibilidade entre harmonia e controle. Em outros termos: o homem superior é de fato o homem culto e cultivado de Nietzsche? Se a resposta para esta pergunta for sim, então neste homem reina a harmonia pulsional. Se, por outro lado, a resposta for não, então, para que este homem n

  17. Design and construction of models of solar thermal facilities in the ''Centro integrado de FP superior de energias renovables de Imarcoain''(Navarra); Maquetas de instalaciones solares termicas para la formacion profesional de grado superior en el centro integrado de formacion profesional superior de energias renovables

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    Hernandez, M. A.; Orus, L. M.; Yerro, C.; Aguado, H.; Cambra, T.; Oroz, J.

    2004-07-01

    This article shows how we have approached the solar energy installations in the ''Centro integrado de FP superior de energias renovables de Imarcoain''(Navarra) with the design and construction of models which allow us to teach in this type of installations at different levels. (Author)

  18. The Histopathological Effect of Sildenafil Citrate on Superior Colliculus of Adult Male Rat

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    Amany Shams

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    Full Text Available Objective: Preclinical and very limited clinical studies suggest that sildenafil may have therapeutic potential in selected neurological disorders. However, many neurological side effects of sildenafil have been reported. This work aimed to clarify the histopathological effect of sildenafil citrate on the superior colliculus (SC of adult male albino rat. Material and methods: 24 adult male albino rats were used and divided into 4 groups. The first 3 groups were received respectively sildenafil citrate orally at doses 0.25, 0.70 and 1.43mg/kg body weight daily for 30 days while the 4th group was used as control. At end of the treatment, the superior colliculi were undergone light and electron microscopic investigation. Results: In the control group, superficial part of the SC has neural cells and myelinated nerve fibers. With least dose of sildenafil, the superficial part of SC revealed disturbance in neural tissue with dilated capillaries and vacuoles. Some neurons showed deeply stained nuclei shrunken cytoplasm. Some cells showed enlarged mitochondria and dilated endoplasmic reticulum. With medium dose of sildenafil, SC showed more disturbances; stripped myelin sheaths or widely separated myelin lamellae, dilated blood vessels with large vacuoles around them and many neurons with apoptotic criteria. However, maximum dose of sildenafil induced massive destruction of edematous neural tissue; invasion of the surface with massive blood vessels, marked decrease in thickness of myelin sheaths and the neural cells revealed degenerative and apoptotic changes. The mean number and size of cells revealed significantly progressive decrease in all treated rats with increasing doses of the drug. Conclusion: Long-term, daily use of sildenafil can lead to pathological effect in the superior colliculus which may be implicated in visual disturbance and this effect is dose dependent, so neurological effect of sildenafil necessitates further investigations. [J

  19. QUAL DEMOCRATIZAÇÃO DO ENSINO SUPERIOR?

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    François Dubet

    Full Text Available Esse artigo, resultante de uma conferência, discute traços do processo de democratização do ensino superior. Procura distinguir analiticamente várias dimensões da democratização, baseadas, por sua vez, em concepções diferentes da justiça: igualdade de oportunidades, meritocracia, utilidades e equidade dos procedimentos. Cada sociedade constrói modelos de democratização desse ensino. A massificação do ensino superior desempenhou papel democrático objetivo, favorável aos grupos sociais antes excluídos. Mas massificação não equivale à democratização. Todas as categorias sociais não se beneficiam da mesma forma da massificação. A democratização do acesso ao ensino superior não depende apenas das famílias. Depende também da estrutura geral do sistema educativo. A meritocracia acadêmica constrói uma hierarquia de competências que é também social, com forte impacto reprodutivo. As desigualdades de utilidade das diferentes formações têm impacto sobre o conjunto das desigualdades sociais. Os sistemas educativos implementam distintos procedimentos de seleção, de concessão de gratuidades, bolsas e auxílios, que podem ser considerados como mais ou menos equitativos segundo as normas de justiça que mobilizam.

  20. Lipid peroxidation following superior mesenteric artery occlusion in rat intestine

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    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this study was to determine the level of lipid peroxidation and tissue protein after superior mesenteric artery occlusion tissue damage. The effect of melatonin as anti oxidant and free radical scavenger in prevention of tissue damage, were also evaluated. Methods: Thity six young male Wisatr-Albino rats (weight: 80-120 gr, were divided equally in 6 group with different concentrations of melatonin (10,20,30 mg/kg treatment. Group 1was control, group 2 the sham that surgical process was applied until superior mesenteric artery dissection and received vehicle solution only in equally volume by intra muscular route. Group 3 was ischemia- reperfusion (I/R, group 4 was I/R plus melatonin 10 mg/kg, group 5 I/R plus melatonin 20 mg/kg and finally group 6 I/R plus melatonin 30 mg/kg. After laparatomy, a microvascular atraumatic clip was placed across the superior mesenteric artery under general anaesthesia and itbremoved after ischemia for 30 minutes. The first dose of melatonin was applied just beforereperfusion, second dose, after reperfusion and third dose on the second day .On third day rats were killed and their bowels were removed. The level of tissue melandialdehyde (MDA as index of lipid peroxidation and tissue protein was determined. Results: The level of tissue MDA were significantly lower in group 4, 5, 6 than group 3 (p0, 05. Conclusion: These results suggest that melatonin 10 mg/kg has antioxidant effect in prevention of inducing tissue damage during SMA occlusion in rat intestine.