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  1. The Canadian Natural Health Products (NHP Regulations: Industry Compliance Motivations

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    Hina Laeeque

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This qualitative study explores corporations' motivations to comply with new natural health products (NHP Regulations in Canada. Interviews were conducted with representatives from 20 Canadian NHP companies. Findings show that the rationale for compliance differs for large compared to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs. Large firms are motivated to comply with the regulations because of the deterrent fear of negative media coverage, social motivations, ability to comply and maintaining a competitive market advantage. In contrast, SMEs are motivated to comply due to the deterrent fear of legal prosecution and a sense of duty.

  2. NHP or SIP : a comparative study in renal insufficiency associated anemia

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    Essink-Bot, M L; Krabbe, P F; van Agt, H M; Bonsel, G J

    In this study we compared the feasibility, internal structure and psychometric characteristics (internal consistency, test-retest reliability, construct validity) of two widely used generic health status measures, i.e. the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) and the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) when

  3. NHP or SIP--a comparative study in renal insufficiency associated anemia

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    Essink-Bot, M. L.; Krabbe, P. F.; van Agt, H. M.; Bonsel, G. J.

    1996-01-01

    In this study we compared the feasibility, internal structure and psychometric characteristics (internal consistency, test-retest reliability, construct validity) of two widely used generic health status measures, i.e. the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) and the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) when

  4. Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

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    ... nephropathy and Henoch-Schönlein nephritis. In: Floege, J, Johnson RJ, Feehally J, ed. Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology. 4th ... endorse or favor any specific commercial product or company. Trade, proprietary, or company names appearing in this ...

  5. Ausgezeichnetes SchülerInnenradio

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    Angelika Hödl

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Radiosendungen von SchülerInnen werden immer wieder mit Preisen ausgezeichnet, die eigentlich für professionelle RadiomacherInnen ausgeschrieben wurden. Zuletzt wurden 2 Produktionen beim "Radiopreis der Erwachsenenbildung 2013" im Jänner 2014 geehrt. Seit nunmehr 16 Jahren senden nichtkommerzielle Freie Radios in Österreich und fast ebensolange ermöglichen sie SchülerInnen, selbst ausstrahlungsreife Radiosendungen und -beiträge zu gestalten. Dass die medienpädagogische Arbeit Qualität hat, und mit Produktionen renommierter Sender wie Ö1 gleichauf liegt, zeigt einmal mehr der "Radiopreis der Erwachsenenbildung", der im Jänner 2014 zum 16. Mal vergeben wurde. Gleich zwei Freie Radios, die "Radiofabrik" Salzburg und "radio AGORA 105,5" wurden für ihre SchülerInnenradioproduktionen ausgezeichnet.

  6. Direct demonstration of D1 dopamine receptors in the bovine parathyroid gland using the D1 selective antagonist [125I]-SCH 23982

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    Monsma, F.J. Jr.; Sibley, D.R.

    1989-01-01

    The presence of D1 dopamine receptors in the parathyroid gland has been proposed based on the demonstration of dopaminergic regulation of adenylate cyclase activity and parathyroid hormone release in dispersed bovine parathyroid cells. Using a radioiodinated D1 selective antagonist [125I]-SCH 23982, we have now directly labeled and characterized the D1 dopamine receptors in bovine parathyroid gland membranes. [125I]-SCH 23982 binds in a saturable manner with high affinity and low nonspecific binding to membranes prepared from bovine parathyroid glands. D1 dopamine receptors are present in this preparation at a concentration of approximately 130 fMoles/mg protein and [125I]-SCH 23982 binding increases with increasing protein concentration in a linear fashion. Determination of the Kd using the association (k1) and dissociation (k-1) rate constants revealed good agreement with the Kd determined by saturation analysis (390 pM vs. 682 pM, respectively). Inhibition of 0.3 nM [125I]-SCH 23982 binding by a series of dopaminergic antagonists verified the D1 nature of this binding site, exhibiting appropriate affinities and rank order of potency. The competition curves of all antagonists exhibited Hill coefficients that were not significantly different from 1. Inhibition of [125I]-SCH 23982 binding by dopamine and other dopaminergic agonists revealed the presence of high and low affinity agonist binding sites. Addition of 200 microM GppNHp effected a complete conversion of high affinity dopamine binding sites to a homogeneous population of low affinity dopamine sites. The D1 receptors identified in the parathyroid gland with [125I]-SCH 23982 appear to be pharmacologically identical with those previously characterized in the central nervous system

  7. Gulf-Wide Information System, Environmental Sensitivity Index National Heritage Program Database, Geographic NAD83, LDWF (2001) [esi_nhp_LDWF_2001

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    Louisiana Geographic Information Center — This data set contains sensitive biological resource data developed from the Louisiana National Heritage Program (NHP) database for coastal Louisiana. Vector...

  8. Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

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    Hetland, Liv Eline; Susrud, Kjærsti Sørensen; Lindahl, Kim Hein

    2017-01-01

    to arise from IgA depositions in blood vessel walls in the affected organs, mostly skin, gastrointestinal tract, joints and kidneys. Corticosteroids may be effective in rapid resolution of renal manifestations and treating joint and abdominal pain, but they are not proven effective for treating organ......Henoch-Schönlein purpura is the most common childhood vasculitis, but may also affect adults. This article reviews the literature since 2011 on advances in diagnosis, clinical disease manifestations, pathophysiology and treatment of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. The clinical manifestations are thought...... manifestations and complications, such as glomerulonephritis, bowel infarction or intussusception. Mycophenolate mofetil or cyclosporine A may be better treatment choices in case of renal involvement. Other immunosuppressive and immunomodulating drugs, such as rituximab and dapsone, are promising, but larger...

  9. Alteration of RNA splicing by small molecule inhibitors of the interaction between NHP2L1 and U4

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    Diouf, Barthelemy; Lin, Wenwei; Goktug, Asli; Grace, Christy R. R.; Waddell, Michael Brett; Bao, Ju; Shao, Youming; Heath, Richard J.; Zheng, Jie J.; Shelat, Anang A.; Relling, Mary V.; Chen, Taosheng; Evans, William E.

    2018-01-01

    Splicing is an important eukaryotic mechanism for expanding the transcriptome and proteome, influencing a number of biological processes. Understanding its regulation and identifying small molecules that modulate this process remains a challenge. We developed an assay based on time-resolved FRET (TR-FRET) to detect the interaction between the protein NHP2L1 and U4 RNA, which are two key components of the spliceosome. We used this assay to identify small molecules that interfere with this interaction in a high-throughput screening (HTS) campaign. Topotecan and other camptothecin derivatives were among the top hits. We confirmed that topotecan disrupts the interaction between NHP2L1 and U4 by binding to U4 and inhibits RNA splicing. Our data reveal new functions of known drugs which could facilitate the development of therapeutic strategies to modify splicing and alter gene function. PMID:28985478

  10. Hvide Sande - Hesselbjerg, Juel-Christiansen, Schønherr

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    2006-01-01

    Præsentation af Vestled ved billedhugger Marianne Hesselbjerg, arkitekt Carsten Juel-Christiansen og landskabsarkitekt Torben Schønherr med arkitekturfotografier af Christina Capetillo Udgivelsesdato: october......Præsentation af Vestled ved billedhugger Marianne Hesselbjerg, arkitekt Carsten Juel-Christiansen og landskabsarkitekt Torben Schønherr med arkitekturfotografier af Christina Capetillo Udgivelsesdato: october...

  11. Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children.

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    Trnka, Peter

    2013-12-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura is the most common systemic vasculitis of childhood. In the majority of children, the outcome of Henoch-Schönlein purpura is excellent with spontaneous resolution of symptoms and signs. However, a small subset of patients will develop long-term sequelae in the form of chronic kidney disease. While the clinical presentation and diagnosis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura is straightforward, treatment of Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis and long-term renal outcomes of more severely affected children are less certain. This review article gives a general overview of Henoch-Schönlein purpura with emphasis on recently published information, including the new classification of childhood vasculitis, insights into pathogenesis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura and a summary of various treatments of established Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis. © 2013 The Author. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2013 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).

  12. The new Federal Act for the protection against nuisances (BImSchV)

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    Froeba, K.; Thomas, L.

    1977-01-01

    Text of the decree with introduction and comprehensive explanations. Furnaces (1st decree of BImSchV); Chemical purification installations (2nd decree of BImSchV); sulfur content of light fuel oil and diesel oil (3rd decree of BImSchV); installations subject to licensing (4th decree of BImSchV); persons authorized with the protection against nuisances (5th decree of BImSchV); know-how and reliability of these persons (6th decree of BImSchV); ejection limitation for wood dust (7th decree of BImSchV); limitation of noise made by lawn mowing machines (8th decree of BImSchV); principles of the licensing procedure (9th decree of BImSchV). Text of the Federal Act for the Protection Against Nuisances. (orig.) [de

  13. Catalyst-free synthesis of α1-oxindole-α-hydroxyphosphonates via phospha-aldol reaction of isatins employing N-heterocyclic phosphine (NHP)-thiourea.

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    Molleti, Nagaraju; Yong Kang, Jun

    2016-09-26

    A highly efficient phospha-aldol reaction for the synthesis of α 1 -oxindole-α-hydroxyphosphonates is developed utilizing N-heterocyclic phosphine (NHP)-thiourea as a phosphonylation reagent under catalyst, additive free conditions. This methodology encompasses a variety of isatin derivatives to provide α 1 -oxindole- α-hydroxyphosphonates up to 99% yield.

  14. Henoch Schönlein purpura associated with pulmonary adenocarcinoma

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    Tetsuka Takafumi

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a common immunoglobulin A-mediated vasculitis syndrome in children. Henoch-Schönlein purpura can also affect adults and is probably related to malignancy. Case presentation We report the case of a 61-year-old Japanese man who presented for examination after an abnormal shadow was detected by chest radiography. He received a diagnosis of pulmonary adenocarcinoma, stage IV. Purpura on the legs, abdominal pain, diarrhea, hematuria and proteinuria developed at this time. Henoch-Schönlein purpura was diagnosed, base on the clinical symptoms and histological findings of biopsy specimens of the skin, which showed vasculitis with immunoglobulin A deposits. Our patient received chemotherapy with gemcitabine after successful steroid therapy for the Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Conclusion Although hematological malignancies are well-known causes of vasculitides, cases of Henoch-Schönlein purpura associated with lung adenocarcinoma are rare. Our patient was treated with corticosteroid therapy, which cleared the purpura and cytotoxic chemotherapy for the non-small cell lung cancer. However, he died from heart failure due to cardiac tamponade.

  15. Reflections on the Schön affair

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    Brandon, David; Santic, Branko

    2009-07-01

    In her feature article on the fraud perpetrated by Jan Hendrik Schön (May pp24-29), Eugenie Samuel Reich concludes that the fake data Schön generated at Bell Labs were designed primarily to meet the expectations of his peers. She is probably right, but the Schön case was by no means the first of its kind. A century ago the Piltdown fraud, in which medieval cranial fragments were matched with part of an orang-utan jaw bone, convinced British archaeologists and palaeontologists that early hominids developed on the South Downs. The scientific evidence was never fully accepted outside the British Empire, but it still took the UK's Natural History Museum 50 years to recognize the hoax. "Piltdown man" was created to meet the expectations of the British archaeological community, and hence the fraud succeeded.

  16. Moyamoya Syndrome Associated with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

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    SHIARI, Reza; TABATABAEI NODUSHAN, Seyed Mohamad Hossein; MOHEBBI, Mohamad Mahdi; KARIMZADEH, Parvaneh; JAVADZADEH, Mohsen

    2016-01-01

    Some reports have shown the association between Moyamoya syndrome and autoimmune diseases. Herewith, we present a 3.5 yr old girl with Henoch- Schönleinpurpura (HSP) who was treated with steroids because of sever colicky abdominal pain. However, central nervous system manifestations such as headache, ataxia and vision impairment developed during 6 months of her outpatient follow-up. More evaluation using MRA revealed intracranial stenosis of internal carotid artery and arterial collaterals that were in favor of Moyamoya syndrome. To our knowledge, this is the first report of Moyamoya syndrome following henoch-schönleinpurpura. PMID:27843469

  17. A novel approach for craniofacial symmetry evaluation: Using the midsagittal Reference line drawn from “Crista Gali” with NHP technique

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    Morteza Ordobazari

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Please cite this article as: Ordobazari M, Naqavi Al-Hosseini AA, Zafarmand H. A novel approach for craniofacial symmetry evaluation: Using the midsagittal Reference line drawn from “Crista Gali” with NHP technique. Novel Biomed 2013;1(2:48-53.Background and objective: The purpose of this study was the determination of midsagittal reference line (MSL for craniofacial asymmetry assessment by drawing a line from Crista gali parallel to the true vertical line in PA cephalometry, using Natural Head Position (NHP technique.Method and Materials: 60 Iranian subjects within the age range of 9-13 years old were selected for this prospective study. Patients referred for orthodontic treatment and ghad no supernumerary or missing teeth, no skeletal anomaly, or any history of orthodontic and jaw surgery with normal occlusion. Posteroanterior cephalometric radiographs (PA Ceph were taken of all subjects with NHP technique. The midsagittal line was also traced parallel to the hanging chain from Crista gali. True horizontal line (THL and true vertical line (TVL were also traced from Crista gali (Cg. Using Cartesian system based upon Cg point (0~0, the craniofacial symmetry was assessed with linear, angular and proportional measurements in PA cephalogam, related to TVL and THL lines, for 10 bilateral (R&L anatomical landmarks. The mean differences of the above measurements in left and right sides were analyzed by T- test.Results: The proportional ratios for all left and right measurements were not statistically significant. This was true for both vertical and horizontal distances. The significant level for MSL drawn from Cg as referred to ANS (0±0.255 and Me points (0.007±0.527 was 0.002 and 0.004, respectively.Conclusion: In posteroanterior cephalometry radiographs taken with NHP method, the MSL drawn from Crista gali is reproducible and reliable up to 96% of the times for facial symmetry diagnosis.

  18. A novel approach for craniofacial symmetry evaluation: Using the midsagittal Reference line drawn from “Crista Gali” with NHP technique

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    Morteza Ordobazari; Ali Akbar Naqavi Al-Hosseini; Abdol Hamid Zafarmand

    2013-01-01

    Please cite this article as: Ordobazari M, Naqavi Al-Hosseini AA, Zafarmand H. A novel approach for craniofacial symmetry evaluation: Using the midsagittal Reference line drawn from “Crista Gali” with NHP technique. Novel Biomed 2013;1(2):48-53.Background and objective: The purpose of this study was the determination of midsagittal reference line (MSL) for craniofacial asymmetry assessment by drawing a line from Crista gali parallel to the true vertical line in PA cephalometry, using Natural ...

  19. Experimental Transmission of African Swine Fever (ASF) Low Virulent Isolate NH/P68 by Surviving Pigs.

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    Gallardo, C; Soler, A; Nieto, R; Sánchez, M A; Martins, C; Pelayo, V; Carrascosa, A; Revilla, Y; Simón, A; Briones, V; Sánchez-Vizcaíno, J M; Arias, M

    2015-12-01

    African swine fever (ASF) has persisted in Eastern Europe since 2007, and two endemic zones have been identified in the central and southern parts of the Russian Federation. Moderate- to low-virulent ASF virus isolates are known to circulate in endemic ASF-affected regions. To improve our knowledge of virus transmission in animals recovered from ASF virus infection, an experimental in vivo study was carried out. Four domestic pigs were inoculated with the NH/P68 ASF virus, previously characterized to develop a chronic form of ASF. Two additional in-contact pigs were introduced at 72 days post-inoculation (dpi) in the same box for virus exposure. The inoculated pigs developed a mild form of the disease, and the virus was isolated from tissues in the inoculated pigs up to 99 dpi (pigs were euthanized at 36, 65, 99 and 134 dpi). In-contact pigs showed mild or no clinical signs, but did become seropositive, and a transient viraemia was detected at 28 days post-exposure (dpe), thereby confirming late virus transmission from the inoculated pigs. Virus transmission to in-contact pigs occurred at four weeks post-exposure, over three months after the primary infection. These results highlight the potential role of survivor pigs in disease maintenance and dissemination in areas where moderate- to low-virulent viruses may be circulating undetected. This study will help design better and more effective control programmes to fight against this disease. © 2015 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  20. Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children

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    Bluman, Joel; Goldman, Ran D.

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Question A child recently presented to my office with lower limb petechiae, arthralgia, and abdominal pain characteristic of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). Will systemic corticosteroids help relieve these symptoms and prevent potential HSP complications such as intussusception and nephritis? Answer Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a common and self-limiting disease in children. Current evidence does not support universal treatment of HSP with corticosteroids. Recent trials and meta-analyses found that corticosteroids do not prevent the onset of renal disease or abdominal complications. However, corticosteroids are effective as treatment of abdominal pain, arthralgia, and purpura. Clinicians are advised to use their discretion in choosing which patients might benefit most from oral corticosteroid treatment. PMID:25551129

  1. Hemothorax associated with Henoch–Schönlein purpura

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    Peng Hu

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Hemothorax is an extremely rare complication of Henoch–Schönlein purpura. In this report, we encountered a 9-year-old girl who suffered from nonthrombocytopenic purpura on her eyelids, buttocks, and lower limbs with hypertension, heme-positive stools, high serum immunoglobulin A, and low serum complement component 3. Her skin biopsy revealed leukocytoclastic vasculitis with immunoglobulin A deposition. In addition, physical examination showed dullness on percussion and quiet breath sounds on the left chest. Chest X-ray showed a large pleural effusion on the left hemithorax. Computed tomography of her thorax revealed massive left-sided hemothorax with mediastinal shift to the right side. Most critically, pleural fluid evacuated by the chest tube was bloody. The patient was diagnosed as having Henoch–Schönlein purpura in combination with hemothorax, and treated with pulse methylprednisolone followed by oral corticosteroids plus cyclophosphamide. Fortunately, we achieved excellent outcomes and the patient recovered gradually within a week.

  2. A case of Schöpf-Schulz-Passarge syndrome.

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    Hampton, P J; Angus, B; Carmichael, A J

    2005-09-01

    Schöpf-Schulz-Passarge syndrome (SSPS) is a rare ectodermal dysplasia characterized by hypodontia, hypotrichosis, nail dystrophy, palmoplantar keratoderma, and periocular and eyelid margin apocrine hidrocystomas. Several other skin tumours have been described in association with this syndrome, in particular, multiple palmoplantar eccrine syringofibroadenoma (ESFA). We report a case of SSPS with diffuse palmoplantar hyperkeratosis, which was shown by histology and immunocytochemistry to be due to ESFA.

  3. Aufbau von regionalen Schülerforschungszentren Berichte und Praxisempfehlungen

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    Bayatloo, Annabel

    2013-01-01

    Angesichts des sich verschärfenden Fachkräftemangels ist es wichtig, die vorhandenen Begabungspotenziale noch wirkungsvoller zu identifizieren und auszuschöpfen. Vor allem im Bereich von Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaft und Technik (MINT) erweist es sich als zielführend, künftig stärker auf forschendes Lernen zu setzen. Dieser pädagogische Ansatz wird auf vorbildliche Weise an Schülerforschungszentren verwirklicht. Aufgrund der Chancen für die Nachwuchsförderung, die mit diesen außerschulischen MINT-Bildungszentren verbunden sind, haben der Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammertag (DIHK), die IHK Darmstadt, LernortLabor - Bundesverband der Schülerlabore e. V. und die Stiftung Jugend forscht e. V. gemeinsam einen Leitfaden für den „Aufbau regionaler Schülerforschungszentren“ erarbeitet. Die neue Publikation ist als Best Practice-Handreichung konzipiert und soll vor allem regionale Entscheidungsträger in die Lage versetzen, auf diesem Feld selbst aktiv zu werden und den begonnenen Pr...

  4. Beispiel eines Schülerwettbewerbs zum Thema Projektmanagement und App-Programmierung

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    Bergner, Nadine (Dr. rer. nat.); Taraschewski, Christian; Schroeder, Ulrik (Prof. Dr.-Ing.)

    2015-01-01

    Es wird ein Informatik-Wettbewerb für Schülerinnen und Schüler der Sekundarstufe II beschrieben, der über mehrere Wochen möglichst realitätsnah die Arbeitswelt eines Informatikers vorstellt. Im Wettbewerb erarbeiten die Schülerteams eine Android-App und organisieren ihre Entwicklung durch Projektmanagementmethoden, die sich an professionellen, agilen Prozessen orientieren. Im Beitrag werden der theoretische Hintergrund zu Wettbewerben, die organisatorischen und didaktischen Entscheidung, eine...

  5. Big Data - Ungehobene Schätze oder digitaler Albtraum

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    Eckert, Klaus-Peter; Henckel, Lutz; Hoepner, Petra

    2014-01-01

    Begriffe wie Datability, Data Analytics oder Smart Data haben Konjunktur. ÖFIT veröffentlicht passend zum Schwerpunktthema der CeBIT das Whitepaper »Big Data - ungehobene Schätze oder digitaler Albtraum«. Lesen Sie darin mehr über die Chancen, Herausforderungen sowie Anwendungsfelder von Big Data-Technologien im öffentlichen Raum. Im Vordergrund des Whitepapers stehen die unbestreitbaren Möglichkeiten des Themas, aber auch die vermeintlichen Heilsversprechen werden unter die Lupe genommen....

  6. Challenge the science-stereotype. Der Einfluss von Technik-Freizeitkursen auf das Naturwissenschaften-Stereotyp von Schülerinnen und Schülern

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    Hannover, Bettina; Kessels, Ursula

    2002-01-01

    Der Aufsatz untersucht Aspekte von Kultur, die die individuelle Interessen- und Leistungsentwicklung von Schülerinnen und Schülern prägen ... . Es stehen die Kulturen spezifischer Schulfächer im Vordergrund. Im Aufsatz werden kulturell geteilte Annahmen über mathematisch- naturwissenschaftliche Schulfächer im Unterschied zu geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Disziplinen untersucht; nämlich stereotype Vorstellungen über den Gegenstandsbereich, über Unterrichtsscripts, über typische Lehrpers...

  7. Bion and Schön: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Reflection in Action

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    Mintz, Joseph

    2016-01-01

    Schön's concept of "reflection in action", particularly when interpreted from a sociocultural perspective, is often used as frame with which to consider the relationship between theoretical and tacit knowledge in the work of teachers. This paper presents an alternative interpretative frame for Schön which makes use of the ideas of…

  8. [IgA vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein purpura)].

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    Dylewska, Magdalena; Wieliczko, Monika

    IgA vasculitis (Schönlein-Henoch purpura) is a systemic inflammation of the small vessels associated with the deposition of IgA antibodies in the vascular wall. Typical clinical symptoms are: skin lesions (purpura), joint pain, abdominal discomfort and renal disorder (most common haematuria/proteinuria). The disease affects usually the pediatric population; in those patients its course is benign and usually not associated with permanent complications. However, adults often present severe symptoms of organ damage, and the risk of complications, especially chronic renal failure is high. The diagnosis is based on clinical signs and skin biopsy. In mild cases the treatment is symptomatic. In cases with severe clinical symptoms corticosteroids are the basis of the therapy.

  9. La musica attraverso la poesia: Arnold Schönberg

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    Runco Maria Innocenza

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The essay intends to explore the musical thought of Arnold Schönberg in relation to the theories of literary expressionism. The composer refers to a poetic language which becomes a musical voice and is able to change ‘verbal’ words into ‘musical’ words. On the other side he is oriented towards a musical pattern where the flow of sound returns the free and irrational flow of associations and ideas so that it becomes a metaphor of the interior movement of poetry. The results are vocal and instrumental forms – Sprechgesang, Sprechstimme, Klangfarbenmelodie – which intensify the expressive content of words in their phonemes and confer on words the value of musical structure. A new poetry of music and a new music of poetry finally enter the history of musical aesthetics.

  10. Identification and utilization of inter-species conserved (ISC probesets on Affymetrix human GeneChip® platforms for the optimization of the assessment of expression patterns in non human primate (NHP samples

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    Arnold Alma

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background While researchers have utilized versions of the Affymetrix human GeneChip® for the assessment of expression patterns in non human primate (NHP samples, there has been no comprehensive sequence analysis study undertaken to demonstrate that the probe sequences designed to detect human transcripts are reliably hybridizing with their orthologs in NHP. By aligning probe sequences with expressed sequence tags (ESTs in NHP, inter-species conserved (ISC probesets, which have two or more probes complementary to ESTs in NHP, were identified on human GeneChip® platforms. The utility of human GeneChips® for the assessment of NHP expression patterns can be effectively evaluated by analyzing the hybridization behaviour of ISC probesets. Appropriate normalization methods were identified that further improve the reliability of human GeneChips® for interspecies (human vs NHP comparisons. Results ISC probesets in each of the seven Affymetrix GeneChip® platforms (U133Plus2.0, U133A, U133B, U95Av2, U95B, Focus and HuGeneFL were identified for both monkey and chimpanzee. Expression data was generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs of 12 human and 8 monkey (Indian origin Rhesus macaque samples using the Focus GeneChip®. Analysis of both qualitative detection calls and quantitative signal intensities showed that intra-species reproducibility (human vs. human or monkey vs. monkey was much higher than interspecies reproducibility (human vs. monkey. ISC probesets exhibited higher interspecies reproducibility than the overall expressed probesets. Importantly, appropriate normalization methods could be leveraged to greatly improve interspecies correlations. The correlation coefficients between human (average of 12 samples and monkey (average of 8 Rhesus macaque samples are 0.725, 0.821 and 0.893 for MAS5.0 (Microarray Suite version 5.0, dChip and RMA (Robust Multi-chip Average normalization method, respectively. Conclusion It is

  11. La musica attraverso la poesia: Arnold Schönberg

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    Runco Runco Maria Innocenza

    2015-12-01

    Il saggio intende esplorare il pensiero musicale di Arnold Schönberg in relazione al contesto dell’avanguardismo letterario di inizio Novecento. Il compositore propende per una lingua poetica che si interiorizzi nella voce musicale e si lasci assorbire musicalmente tanto da trasformare le parole ‘verbali’ in parole ‘musicali’. Dall’altro lato si orienta verso un disegno musicale dove il flusso dei suoni restituisce il libero e irrazionale flusso di associazioni e idee, fino a diventare metafora del movimento interiore della poesia. I risultati sono modalità vocali e strumentali - Sprechgesang (canto parlato, Sprechstimme (voce parlata, Klangfarbenmelodie (melodia di timbri - indirizzate ad accrescere i contenuti espressivi della parola nel fonema e a conferire alla parola valore di struttura musicale. Una nuova poesia della musica e una nuova musica della poesia entrano definitivamente nella storia dell’estetica musicale.   Abstract:   The essay intends to explore the musical thought of Arnold Schönberg in relation to the literary theories of the beginning of the twentieth century. The composer refers to a poetic language, that becames musical voice and is able to change the ‘verbal’ words in ‘musical’ words. On the other side he orientates himself in a musical pattern where the flow of sound returns the free and irrational  flow of associations and ideas so much so that it becames metaphor of the interior movement of the poetry. The results are vocal and instrumental forms  - Sprechgesang, Sprechstimme, Klangfarbenmelodie -  which intensify the expressive contents of the word in the phoneme and confers the value of musical structure on the word. A new poetry of music and a new music of poetry finally enter in the history of the musical aesthetics.

  12. Shift in the Equilibrium between On and Off States of the Allosteric Switch in Ras-GppNHp Affected by Small Molecules and Bulk Solvent Composition

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    Holzapfel, Genevieve; Buhrman, Greg; Mattos, Carla (NCSU)

    2012-08-31

    Ras GTPase cycles between its active GTP-bound form promoted by GEFs and its inactive GDP-bound form promoted by GAPs to affect the control of various cellular functions. It is becoming increasingly apparent that subtle regulation of the GTP-bound active state may occur through promotion of substates mediated by an allosteric switch mechanism that induces a disorder to order transition in switch II upon ligand binding at an allosteric site. We show with high-resolution structures that calcium acetate and either dithioerythritol (DTE) or dithiothreitol (DTT) soaked into H-Ras-GppNHp crystals in the presence of a moderate amount of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) can selectively shift the equilibrium to the 'on' state, where the active site appears to be poised for catalysis (calcium acetate), or to what we call the 'ordered off' state, which is associated with an anticatalytic conformation (DTE or DTT). We also show that the equilibrium is reversible in our crystals and dependent on the nature of the small molecule present. Calcium acetate binding in the allosteric site stabilizes the conformation observed in the H-Ras-GppNHp/NOR1A complex, and PEG, DTE, and DTT stabilize the anticatalytic conformation observed in the complex between the Ras homologue Ran and Importin-{beta}. The small molecules are therefore selecting biologically relevant conformations in the crystal that are sampled by the disordered switch II in the uncomplexed GTP-bound form of H-Ras. In the presence of a large amount of PEG, the ordered off conformation predominates, whereas in solution, in the absence of PEG, switch regions appear to remain disordered in what we call the off state, unable to bind DTE.

  13. Environmental reconstruction and biostratigraphy of late Middle Pleistocene lakeshore deposits at Schöningen.

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    Urban, Brigitte; Bigga, Gerlinde

    2015-12-01

    The Pleistocene sequence of Schöningen provides a key link between unglaciated and glaciated areas in western Central Europe and is an important point of reference for the subdivision of the glaciated late Middle Pleistocene. This locality yields paleoecological and geological evidence of at least four interglacial periods prior to the Holocene and younger than the Elsterian glaciation. The Pleistocene deposits at Schöningen are valuable archives of climate, landscape, and human evolution, containing outstanding information on past environmental changes and human adaptation. This paper presents paleoenvironmental and biostratigraphical results from the Middle Pleistocene archaeological lakeshore site of Schöningen, focusing on the so-called reference profile Schöningen 13 II of 2003. We discuss the lithological, palynological, and macrobotanical evidence and present a revised subdivision and reinterpretation of late phases of the Reinsdorf Interglacial. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Chomsky-Schützenberger parsing for weighted multiple context-free languages

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    Tobias Denkinger

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available We prove a Chomsky-Schützenberger representation theorem for multiple context-free languages weighted over complete commutative strong bimonoids. Using this representation we devise a parsing algorithm for a restricted form of those devices.

  15. Corticosteroid therapy in Henoch-Schönlein gastritis

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    Pavlović Momčilo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP is the most common vascular disease of childhood. It is a multisystem disease most commonly affecting the skin, joints, gastrointestinal tract, and kidneys, but other organs may be affected, too. Gastrointestinal involvement occurs in approximately 65-90% of patients, ranging from mild symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting, to more severe manifestations such as gastrointestinal bleeding and intussusception. In most cases, HSP spontaneously resolves without treatment. The use of corticosteroids is controversial and usually reserved for severe systemic manifestations. Some authors suggest that the abdominal pain and gastrointestinal hemorrhage of HSP may respond to steroids, with some suggesting that there is a benefit in their use and describing a regimen. Case outline. This is a case report of HSP in a fourteen year-old boy with abdominal pain and hematemesis. Upper endoscopy showed an edematous and erythematous change in the body of the stomach and purpuric lesions in the duodenum, while multiple erosions were found in the antral area. Parenteral corticosteroid therapy with gastric acid secretion inhibitor administration led to regression of gastrointestinal symptoms on the seventh day, with relapses on the fourth and sixth day. Peroral administration of corticosteroids and gradual decrease of daily doses started on the eighth day of abdominal symptoms. New purpuric skin rashes appeared during six weeks. Conclusion. Corticosteroid therapy with gastric acid secretion inhibitors showed a positive effect in our patient with a severe form of HSP accompanied by abdominal pain and gastrointestinal hemorrhage. .

  16. [Henoch-Schönlein purpura in the adult].

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    Pillebout, E; Verine, J

    2014-06-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a systemic vasculitis of the small vessels characterized by perivascular leucocyte infiltrates. It is an immunoglobulin A-related immune complex-mediated disease involving the skin, the joints and the gastrointestinal system. Renal disease may sometimes be associated to these clinical manifestations. Prevalence of the nephritis is highly variable, depending on the series. More rarely, other organs such as the lungs, the heart or the nervous system may be involved. The clinical diagnosis is confirmed by histopathology of the skin (leukocytoclastic vasculitis) and kidney (endo-capillary proliferative glomerulonephritis), showing IgA deposits in these tissues. Short-term prognosis depends on the severity of digestive involvement, but long-term prognosis depends on the renal disease. Recent publications of pediatric and adult series show that the chronic renal failure may progress, sometimes more than ten years after the initial flare. Treatment is usually supportive. The benefit of more specific treatments (corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs) in severe visceral forms (usually abdominal or kidney) has not yet been established. Copyright © 2013 Société nationale française de médecine interne (SNFMI). Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

  17. Müll im Meer- Schülerinnen und Schüler forschen zu Ursachen und Vorkommen von Plastikmüll im Meer

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    Kieserg, Christina; Hößle, Corinna; Thiel, Laura; Winkler, Holger; Wübben, Anja; Wichels, Antje

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    Das Projekt „Müll im Meer“ bereitet Expertenwissen zu Strategien der Probennahme, Analytik und Quantifizierung von Mikroplastik im Meer didaktisch mit vier Kooperationspartnern auf. Ziel ist es, fundierte und praxisorientierte Lernmodule für Schulen und außerschulische Lernorte zu entwickeln. Schülerinnen und Schüler der Sekundarstufe II führen diese in vier bis fünf Tagen durch. Die Lernmodule werden thematisch in naturwissenschaftliche Fächer integriert und sind im Zusammenhang mit Umweltsc...

  18. Temperature-Dependent Kinetics Studies of the Reactions Br((sup 2)P(sub 3/2)) + CH3SCH3 reversible reaction CH3SCH2 + HBr. Heat of Formation of the CH3SCH2 Radical

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    Jefferson, A.; Nicovich, J. M.; Wine, P. H.

    1997-01-01

    Time-resolved resonance fluorescence detection of Br((sup 2)P(sub 3/2)) atom disappearance or appearance 266 nm laser flash photolysis of CF2Br2/CH3SCH3/H2/N2 and Cl2CO/CH2SCH3/HBr/H2/N2 mixtures has been employed to study the kinetics of the reactions Br((sup 2)P(sub 3/2)) + CH3SCH3 reversible reaction HBr + CH3SCH2 (1,-1) as a function of temperature over the range 386-604 K. Arrhenius expressions in units of cu cm/molecule which describe the results are k3= (9.0 +/- 2.9) x 10 (exp -11) exp[(-2386 +/- 151)/T]; errors are 2 sigma and represent precision only. To our knowledge, these are the first kinetic data reported for each of the two reactions studied. Second and third law analyses of the equilibrium data for reactions 1 and -1 have been employed to obtain the following enthalpies of reaction in units of kcal/mol: Delta-H(298) = 6.11 +/- 1.37 and Delta-H(0) = 5.37 +/- 1.38. Combining the above enthalpies of reaction with the well-known heats of formation of Br, HBr, CH3SCH3 gives the following heats of formation of the CH3SCH2 radical in units of kcal/mol: Delta-H(sub(f,298)) = 32.7 +/- 1.4 and Delta-H(sub (f,0)) = 35.3 +/- 1.4; errors are 2 sigma and represent estimates of absolute accuracy. The C-H bond dissociation energy in CH3SCH3 obtained from our data, 93.7 +/- 1.4 kcal/mol at 298 K and 92.0 +/- 1.4 kcal at 0 k, agrees well with a recent molecular beam photofragmentaion study but is 3 kcal/mol lower than the value obtained from an iodination kinetics study.

  19. Henoch-Schönlein Purpura with Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome.

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    Stefek, Bryan; Beck, Michael; Ioffreda, Michael; Gardner, Lyndsay; Stefanski, Michael

    2015-11-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a common small-vessel vasculitis that presents in children as nonthrombocytopenic, nontender, and palpable purpura, arthritis/arthralgia, and abdominal pain. Central nervous system involvement is a reported, but likely, under-recognized complication. We present an 8-year-old boy with Henoch-Schönlein purpura and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, after proposed mechanism and treatment considerations. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. The taxonomic placement and provenance of Hypopyra inconspicua Herrich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera, Thyrididae

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    Vitor O. Becker

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The taxonomic placement and provenance of Hypopyra inconspicua Herrich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera, Thyrididae. Tanyodes inconspicua (Herrich-Schäffer comb. nov. is transferred from Spirama Guenée (Noctuidae, Catocalinae to Striglininae (Thyrididae, as a senior synonym of Ortogramma rufitibia R. Felder & Rogenhofer syn. nov. and Tanyodes ochracea Möschler syn. nov., and from the African to the Neotropical fauna.

  1. Vancomycin-associated Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

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    Min, Zaw; Garcia, Raquel R; Murillo, Monika; Uchin, Jeffrey M; Bhanot, Nitin

    2017-03-01

    Intravenous vancomycin is a widely used antibiotics, but it causes different types of cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions, ranging from maculopapular rash, red-man syndrome, drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, IgA bullous dermatosis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, Stevens-Johnsons syndrome, to IgE-mediated anaphylaxis. We report an elderly patient with the end-stage renal disease presented with diffuse palpable purpura while receiving IV vancomycin therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia. Histopathology of skin biopsy revealed perivascular infiltrates of leukocytoclastic debris with necrosis of the small-sized blood vessels. Direct immunofluorescence analysis demonstrated vivid IgA plus C3 immune-complex deposits localized to the vessel walls, and no immune complexes were noted on the dermoepidermal junction. There was no IgG or IgM immunoreactivity detected on the tissue specimen. Rheumatologic disease work-ups were negative. A diagnosis of vancomycin-associated Henoch-Schönlein variant of vasculitis was made. Vancomycin was substituted by daptomycin, and the purpuric skin rashes were resolved. Since vancomycin is a commonly used antibacterial agent, clinicians are encouraged to have a heightened awareness of this rare adverse skin reaction. Early recognition and prompt discontinuation of the medication is the key in management. As it is not an Ig-E mediated reaction, desensitization of vancomycin or re-challenge with vancomycin is not recommended as re-exposure to the drug may result in a recurrence of similar manifestations with potential permanent renal failure. Copyright © 2016 Japanese Society of Chemotherapy and The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. The Evolution of Juvenile Schönlein-Henoch Purpura

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    O.E. Chernyshova

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Background. Hemorrhagic vasculitis, or Schönlein-Henoch purpura (SHP, is the most common type of systemic vasculitis in childhood, and peculiarities of the further evolution of the pathological process in adult patients remain unexplored. Objective: to study the evolution of juvenile SHP, comparing the nature of lesions of the skin, joints, heart and kidneys in patients in childhood and adulthood. Material and methods. The study included 92 patients (61 men and 31 women with the average age of 27 years, and the average age of disease onset — 11 years. I degree of the activity of the pathological process is determined in 40 % of cases, II — in 35 %, III — in 25 %. Seropositivity by hyperimmunoglobulinemia A occurred in 27 % of cases, by the presence of rheumatoid factor — in 21 %. At the time of the survey, cutaneous syndrome was diagnosed in 55 % of patients, joint one — in 45 %, kidney one — in 71 %. Renal biopsy was performed in 15 cases. Results. The cutaneous, cutaneous-joint-abdominal and cutaneous-abdominal-renal forms of the disease, lesions of the skin, gastrointestinal tract, wrist, ankle and knee joints become rarer in the process of juvenile SHP evolution, but exceptionally renal variant of the pathological process, changes of skeletal muscles, liver, spleen and the heart are revealed more often, chronic kidney disease with the renal failure progression is developed in 12 % of patients (in 17 % of cases of nephropathy, sacroiliitis, spondylopathy, tendovaginitis, enthesopathies, epiphyseal osteoporosis and meniscitis of the knee joints are arisen, II, III, VI and IV morphological classes of Henoch glomerulonephritis are formed in a ratio of 8 : 4 : 2 : 1 with tubulointerstitial component in all cases, and lymphohistiocytic infiltration of the vascular wall is the unfavorable sign for the prognosis of the disease. Conclusions. In cases of transition of juvenile SHP into the chronic adult form, the disease often obtain

  3. Vacuole-mediated selective regulation of TORC1-Sch9 signaling following oxidative stress.

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    Takeda, Eigo; Jin, Natsuko; Itakura, Eisuke; Kira, Shintaro; Kamada, Yoshiaki; Weisman, Lois S; Noda, Takeshi; Matsuura, Akira

    2018-02-15

    Target of rapamycin complex 1 (TORC1) is a central cellular signaling coordinator that allows eukaryotic cells to adapt to the environment. In the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae , TORC1 senses nitrogen and various stressors and modulates proteosynthesis, nitrogen uptake and metabolism, stress responses, and autophagy. There is some indication that TORC1 may regulate these downstream pathways individually. However, the potential mechanisms for such differential regulation are unknown. Here we show that the serine/threonine protein kinase Sch9 branch of TORC1 signaling depends specifically on the integrity of the vacuolar membrane, and this dependency originates in changes in Sch9 localization reflected by phosphatidylinositol 3,5-bisphosphate. Moreover, oxidative stress induces the delocalization of Sch9 from vacuoles, contributing to the persistent inhibition of the Sch9 branch after stress. Thus, our results establish that regulation of the vacuolar localization of Sch9 serves as a selective switch for the Sch9 branch in divergent TORC1 signaling. We propose that the Sch9 branch integrates the intrinsic activity of TORC1 kinase and vacuolar status, which is monitored by the phospholipids of the vacuolar membrane, into the regulation of macromolecular synthesis. © 2018 Takeda et al. This article is distributed by The American Society for Cell Biology under license from the author(s). Two months after publication it is available to the public under an Attribution–Noncommercial–Share Alike 3.0 Unported Creative Commons License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0).

  4. Henoch-Schönlein Purpura in Northern Spain

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    Calvo-Río, Vanesa; Loricera, Javier; Mata, Cristina; Martín, Luis; Ortiz-Sanjuán, Francisco; Alvarez, Lino; González-Vela, M. Carmen; González-Lamuño, Domingo; Rueda-Gotor, Javier; Fernández-Llaca, Héctor; González-López, Marcos A.; Armesto, Susana; Peiró, Enriqueta; Arias, Manuel; González-Gay, Miguel A.; Blanco, Ricardo

    2014-01-01

    Abstract The severity of clinical features and the outcomes in previous series of patients reported with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) vary greatly, probably due to selection bias. To establish the actual clinical spectrum of HSP in all age groups using an unselected and wide series of patients diagnosed at a single center, we performed a retrospective review of 417 patients classified as having HSP according to the criteria proposed by Michel et al. Of 417 patients, 240 were male and 177 female, with a median age at the time of disease diagnosis of 7.5 years (interquartile range [IQR], 5.3–20.1 yr). Three-quarters of the patients were children or young people aged 20 years or younger (n = 315), and one-quarter were adults (n = 102). The most frequent precipitating events were a previous infection (38%), usually an upper respiratory tract infection, and/or drug intake (18.5%) shortly before the onset of the vasculitis. At disease onset the most common manifestations were skin lesions (55.9%), nephropathy (24%), gastrointestinal involvement (13.7%), joint symptoms (9.1%), and fever (6.2%). Cutaneous involvement occurring in all patients, mainly purpuric skin lesion, was the most common manifestation when the vasculitis was fully established, followed by gastrointestinal (64.5%), joint (63.1%), and renal involvement (41.2%). The main laboratory findings were leukocytosis (36.7%), anemia (8.9%), and increased serum IgA levels (31.7%). The most frequent therapies used were corticosteroids (35%), nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (14%), and cytotoxic agents (5%). After a median follow-up of 12 months (IQR, 2–38 mo), complete recovery was observed in most cases (n = 346; 83.2%), while persistent, usually mild, nephropathy was observed in only 32 (7.7%) cases. Relapses were observed in almost a third of patients (n = 133; 31.9%). In conclusion, although HSP is a typical vasculitis affecting children and young people, it is not uncommon in adults. The prognosis is

  5. Joint Affection in Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

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    O.V. Syniachenko

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Background. Hemorrhagic vasculitis, or Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP, in children has its onset in the form of the articular syndrome in the vast number of patients, which is a part of the diagnostic criteria of this disease. The nature of the arthritis after the disease transformation from the juvenile HSP remains unexplored. In adulthood, articular patho­logy can manifest as migratory intermittent or chronic arthritis, but this information should be clarified. The objective was to study the clinical, X-ray and sonographic features of arti­cular syndrome course in patients with HSP and to evaluate the features of arthropathy in the presence of the disease that began in childhood and adulthood. Materials and methods. The study included 174 patients with HSP (83 % of men and 47 % of women. Childhood-onset vasculitis (on average in 12 years was diagnosed in 92 patients, and adulthood-onset (on avera­ge in 25 years — in 82; I, II and III degree of activity of the pathological process are established at a ratio of 1 : 2 : 2. Results. The joint affection is observed in every second patient with HPS, which is closely related to the patient’s age at the onset of the disease, duration and degree of the activity of pathological process, seropositivity by the high content of immunoglobulin A and rheumatoid factor. At that, clinical, radiological and sonographic nature of the articular syndrome’s course (involving the wrist, hip and sacroiliac joints, the development of aseptic osteonecrosis, bone erosion, meniscitis and intraarti­cular cartilage flaps depend on extraarticular manifestations of the di­sease (lesion of heart, kidney, pancreas, central nervous system. They are accompanied by an increased concentration in the blood of β2-microglobulin and circulating immune complexes that together with the values of fibrinogenemia have predictive value. Dimorphism of HSP, transformed from a juvenile one, is characterized by the less serum levels

  6. Dopamine1 receptors in rat kidneys identified with 125I-Sch 23982

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    Felder, R.A.; Jose, P.A.

    1988-01-01

    Dopamine1 receptors were studied in rat kidney using the selective dopamine1 antagonist 125I-labeled Sch 23982. The specific binding of 125I-Sch 23982 (defined by 5 microM Sch 23390) to renal cortical homogenates incubated at room temperature was rapid, saturable with time and ligand concentration, and reversible. Analysis of Rosenthal plots revealed a single class of receptors with an apparent dissociation constant of 12.2 +/- 1.9 nM and maximum receptor density of 1.03 +/- 0.15 pmol/mg protein (n = 6). However, competition experiments with the dopamine1 antagonist Sch 23390 revealed a low- and high-affinity binding site with inhibition constants of 1 x 10(-6) and 1 x 10(-8) M, respectively. The competition experiments were also indicative of dopamine1 receptors with stereoselectivity noted for dopamine1 but not for dopamine2 antagonists. The inhibition constants for dopamine1 antagonists and agonists were two orders of magnitude greater in renal cortical than striatal homogenates. Different buffers affected striatal but not renal cortical binding. Autoradiographic studies revealed 125I-Sch 23982 binding in renal cortical but not medullary tissue. These studies confirm the presence of dopamine1 receptors in the cortex of the rat kidney

  7. NHP(O)(OiPr)

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    were collected on STOE. IPDS-II diffractometer with graphite-mono- chromatized Mo-Kα radiation generated by fine- focus X-ray tube operated at 50 kV and 40 mA. The images were indexed, integrated and scaled using the X-ray data reduction package. 13. Data were cor- rected for absorption using the PLATON program.

  8. Der schöne Mann jenseits von Macht? The beautiful man beyond power

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    Full Text Available Wilhelm Trapp untersucht die Darstellung und Rezeption des schönen Mannes in literarischen, kunsttheoretischen und visuellen Beiträgen von der Frühen Neuzeit bis zu den gegenwärtigen Veränderungen von Männerdarstellungen auf dem Gebiet der Werbung. Den schönen Mann jenseits der Repräsentation von Macht versteht er dabei als blinden Fleck, der als Opfer oder schöner Verbrecher inszeniert wird.Wilhem Trapp investigates the depiction and reception of the beautiful man in literature, the theory of art and the visual arts from early modern times to the present, including current changes in the depiction of men in advertising. He sees the beautiful man, rather than the powerful man, as a blind spot, someone depicted either as a victim or a beautiful criminal.

  9. Die Schönbuchbahn. Von der Nebenbahn zum S-Bahn-Standard

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    Brauer, Tobias

    2017-09-01

    Since the successful reactivation of the schönbuch railway between Böblingen and Dettenhausen the number of passengers has increased continuously. Due to this high demand of over 8000 people per day and the increase of popularity the current expansion projects include the electrification of the 17 km long track and the installation of double-track sections for providing a 15-minute-service between Böblingen and Holzgerlingen. To realize the new operational concept, Zweckverband Schönbuchbahn (ZVS), the public transport authority, has ordered nine light rail-styled vehicles (with costs around 51,3 mio. euro for developing and construction). In this way the schönbuch railway is an important factor to guarantee a sustainable and forward-looking mobility in the metropolitan area of Stuttgart and for restricting car traffic.

  10. A selective and potent CXCR3 antagonist SCH 546738 attenuates the development of autoimmune diseases and delays graft rejection

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    Jenh Chung-Her

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The CXCR3 receptor and its three interferon-inducible ligands (CXCL9, CXCL10 and CXCL11 have been implicated as playing a central role in directing a Th1 inflammatory response. Recent studies strongly support that the CXCR3 receptor is a very attractive therapeutic target for treating autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and psoriasis, and to prevent transplant rejection. We describe here the in vitro and in vivo pharmacological characterizations of a novel and potent small molecule CXCR3 antagonist, SCH 546738. Results In this study, we evaluated in vitro pharmacological properties of SCH 546738 by radioligand receptor binding and human activated T cell chemotaxis assays. In vivo efficacy of SCH 546738 was determined by mouse collagen-induced arthritis, rat and mouse experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, and rat cardiac transplantation models. We show that SCH 546738 binds to human CXCR3 with a high affinity of 0.4 nM. In addition, SCH 546738 displaces radiolabeled CXCL10 and CXCL11 from human CXCR3 with IC50 ranging from 0.8 to 2.2 nM in a non-competitive manner. SCH 546738 potently and specifically inhibits CXCR3-mediated chemotaxis in human activated T cells with IC90 about 10 nM. SCH 546738 attenuates the disease development in mouse collagen-induced arthritis model. SCH 546738 also significantly reduces disease severity in rat and mouse experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis models. Furthermore, SCH 546738 alone achieves dose-dependent prolongation of rat cardiac allograft survival. Most significantly, SCH 546738 in combination with CsA supports permanent engraftment. Conclusions SCH 546738 is a novel, potent and non-competitive small molecule CXCR3 antagonist. It is efficacious in multiple preclinical disease models. These results demonstrate that therapy with CXCR3 antagonists may serve as a new strategy for treatment of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and

  11. Federal Act on Protection against Nuisances (BImSchG) and supplementing regulations. 9. ed.

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    1992-01-01

    This handy booklet contains the BImSchG and related implementing regulations as well as the Technical Codes Clean Air and Noise Abatement. The contribution on the BImSchG explains the origin of the Act, the scope of application, its concept and principles. The contents of the Act is portrayed by emphasizing subject-related connections. Dealt with are also regulations for installations requiring licensing, the measurement of airborne pollution, stipulations concerning the area of installations and transport, as well as the regulation concerning the monitoring of airborne pollution in the Federal Republic of Germany. (orig.) [de

  12. Federal Act on Protection against Nuisances (BImSchG) and supplementing regulations. 11. ed.

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    1993-01-01

    This handy booklet contains the BImSchG and related implementing regulations as well as the Technical Codes Clean Air and Noise Abatement. The contribution on the BImSchG explains the origin of the Act, the scope of application, its concept and principles. The contents of the Act is portrayed by emphasizing subject-related connections. Dealt with are also regulations for installations requiring licensing, the measurement of airborne pollution, stipulations concerning the area of installations and transport, as well as the regulation concerning the monitoring of airborne pollution in the Federal Republic of Germany. (orig.) [de

  13. Henoch-Schönlein purpura associated with pulmonary Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex.

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    Yano, Shuichi

    2004-09-01

    A 57-year-old woman presented with bloody sputum and high grade fever. She had been treated for Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC). High grade fever slightly decreased and bloody sputum disappeared after two weeks, but low grade fever persisted. After 3 days of recurrence of bloody sputum, she suddenly complained of palpable pururitic lesions on the bilateral lower extremities with bilateral gonalgia. Although there are some reports of direct skin lesions due to MAC, there are no reports of hypersensitivity vasculitis, Henoch-Schönlein purpura, in MAC. It is necessary to consider MAC infection as a potential cause of Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

  14. The systematic position of the East Malesian genus Hollrungia K. Sch. within the Passifloracae

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    Steenis, van C.G.G.J.

    1966-01-01

    In 1888 K. Schumann described a new, monotypic genus of the Passifloraceae from Papua, Hollrungia aurantioides K. Sch. (Bot. Jahrb. 9: 212). Its generic distinction was largely ascribed to the peculiar sessile, cap-shaped, undivided stigma (“tellerformige Narbe”) and a 3-angular ovary. Harms, who

  15. Raamatuautomaadid Hamburgis / A. Bösch ; refereerinud Lea Laurberg-Heckelmann

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    2012-01-01

    Refereeritud väljaandest: Bösch, A. Eine Schachtel Literatur ziehen: Bettina von Bülow betreibt in Hamburg Bücherautomaten - Das Angebot reicht vom Comics bis zum Stadtführer. - Lübecker Nachrichten, 30./31.10.2011, lk. 19

  16. Longbloedingen met respiratoire insufficiëntie bij Henoch-Schönlein-purpura

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    Stienstra, Y.; Fijen, J.W.; Cohen Tervaert, J.W.; Dankbaar, H.; Zijlstra, J.G.; van der Werf, T.S.

    2000-01-01

    A 20-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain, purpura on the extremities, and arthralgia. The diagnosis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura was made based on granular IgA deposits in the vessels in a skin biopsy. Three weeks after onset of these symptoms, she developed glomerulonephritis and diffuse

  17. Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children: Limited benefit of corticosteroids

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    2014-01-01

    Question A child recently presented to my office with lower limb petechiae, arthralgia, and abdominal pain characteristic of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). Will systemic corticosteroids help relieve these symptoms and prevent potential HSP complications such as intussusception and nephritis?

  18. Cerebral Vasculitis Related Seizure in a Child with Henoch–Schönlein Purpura: Case Report

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    Uzun H.

    2011-01-01

    Neurological complications are rare during the course of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). Central nervous system involvement can manifest as behavioral change, seizures, headaches and focal dysfunctions. We report an 8-year-old girl with HSP who presented with seizures.

  19. Henoch-Schönlein syndrome and selective IgA deficiency.

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    Martini, A; Ravelli, A; Notarangelo, L D; Burgio, V L; Plebani, A

    1985-01-01

    A 9 year old girl presented with clinical manifestations of Henoch-Schönlein syndrome and macroscopic haematuria. Laboratory investigations showed selective IgA deficiency and renal biopsy showed mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis with diffuse granular deposits of C3 on immunofluorescence. IgA deposits were absent.

  20. The age of the Lower Paleolithic occupation at Schöningen.

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    Richter, Daniel; Krbetschek, Matthias

    2015-12-01

    Thermoluminescence (TL) data are presented for eight samples of heated flint collected at the archaeological site of Schöningen 13/I-1 (Cycle I), for which a Holsteinian age is suggested by palynology of stratigraphically similar positions within a cyclic sedimentological model for the Quaternary sequence of Schöningen. Although the fire responsible for the zeroing of the TL-signal cannot be unequivocally attributed to human activities, any time difference between a natural fire and the human occupation is negligible for a site of this antiquity. The weighted mean age of 321 ± 16 ka places the last heating of the flints nominally in the age range of Marine Isotope Stages (MIS) 10 to 8. By inference this data would suggest an attribution of the Holsteinian to MIS 9 and may also serve as a maximum age estimate for the spear site of Schöningen 13/II-4 (Cycle II). Considering the chronometric data available and following an alternative sedimentological model the age of these two sites at Schöningen can be considered as belonging to the same climatic cycle. This suggests an attribution to MIS 9, and by inference provides an age estimate of 337-300 ka for the oldest spears in human history. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. The Piagetian "Schème": A Framework to Study Professional Learning through Conceptualization

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    Tourmen, Claire; Holgado, Otilia; Métral, Jean-françois; Mayen, Patrick; Olry, Paul

    2017-01-01

    Different theories of learning have been used in vocational education studies and Piaget is a common source of reference. Our intent is to present a specific and original way in which the Piagetian theory of "schèmes" has been developed since the 1990s in studies called "vocational didactics." Developed in French-speaking…

  2. The Sch9 kinase regulates conidium size, stress responses, and pathogenesis in Fusarium graminearum.

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    Daipeng Chen

    Full Text Available Fusarium head blight caused by Fusarium graminearum is an important disease of wheat and barley worldwide. In a previous study on functional characterization of the F. graminearum kinome, one protein kinase gene important for virulence is orthologous to SCH9 that is functionally related to the cAMP-PKA and TOR pathways in the budding yeast. In this study, we further characterized the functions of FgSCH9 in F. graminearum and its ortholog in Magnaporthe oryzae. The ΔFgsch9 mutant was slightly reduced in growth rate but significantly reduced in conidiation, DON production, and virulence on wheat heads and corn silks. It had increased tolerance to elevated temperatures but became hypersensitive to oxidative, hyperosmotic, cell wall, and membrane stresses. The ΔFgsch9 deletion also had conidium morphology defects and produced smaller conidia. These results suggest that FgSCH9 is important for stress responses, DON production, conidiogenesis, and pathogenesis in F. graminearum. In the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, the ΔMosch9 mutant also was defective in conidiogenesis and pathogenesis. Interestingly, it also produced smaller conidia and appressoria. Taken together, our data indicate that the SCH9 kinase gene may have a conserved role in regulating conidium size and plant infection in phytopathogenic ascomycetes.

  3. EPICOG-SCH: A brief battery to screen cognitive impact of schizophrenia in stable outpatients

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    Silvia Zaragoza Domingo

    2017-06-01

    The EPICOG-SCH proved to be a useful brief tool to screen for the cognitive impact of schizophrenia, and its regression-weighted Composite Score was an efficient complement to clinical interviews for confirming patients' potential functional outcomes and can be useful for monitoring cognition during routine outpatient follow-up visits.

  4. Schütz and Marx on Action | Furner | South African Journal of ...

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    The antecedently projected form of action necessitates a biographical conception of human agency. Schütz's conception of action thus reinstates the biographical nature of agency ignored in contemporary analytical philosophy of action. Furthermore, Marx is committed to exactly this conception of action. It founds his further ...

  5. Autoradiography: (/sup 125/I)SCH 23982 binds with picomolar affinity to D1 sites on striatonigral neurons

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    Altar, C.A.; Marien, M.R.

    1986-03-01

    SCH 23390 is selective D1 antagonist. The authors show for the first time, with iodinated SCH 23390, (/sup 125/I)SCH 23982, D1 binding sites on striatonigral neurons. Rat brain sections were covered for 1 hr by a pH 7.6 TRIS buffer containing 2-770 pM (/sup 125/I)SCH 23982, rinsed 2 min at 4 /sup 0/C, dried, and exposed to film for 18 hr. (/sup 125/I)SCH 23982 was displaced by D1 (SCH 23390; IC50= 200 pM; cis-flupenthixol, 10 nM; SKF 38393, 90 nM) but not D2 (sulpiride, LY171555) ligands. Intermediate D1 binding was found in the internal capsule and entopeduncular nucleus. Striatal quinolinate (100 nmol) decreased nigral and striatal D1 binding. Intranigral 6-hydroxydopamine (6 ..mu..g) that destroyed > 90% of nigrostriatal dopamine neurons did not alter nigral or striatal D1 binding. Thus, (/sup 125/I)SCH 23982 labels with pM affinity D1 sites that reside on striatonigral neurons.

  6. Púrpura de Schönlein Henoch: Qué hay de nuevo? Henoch Schönlein purpura: What about new?

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    MC Mazas

    2011-01-01

    La púrpura de Schönlein Henoch es la vasculitis más frecuente en la infancia, aunque puede verse en adultos. Se caracteriza por la presencia de púrpura palpable, dolor abdominal o articular que puede acompañarse de hematuria. El compromiso renal es más común en adultos. Su diagnóstico es clínico aunque la biopsia puede ser útil para descartar otros diagnósticos diferenciales. Se comentan en esta revisión los cambios realizados en cuanto a los criterios diagnósticos y las novedades en relación...

  7. Association of endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphism with the risk of Henoch-Schönlein purpura/Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis.

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    Zhong, Weiqiang; Zhou, Tian-Biao; Jiang, Zongpei

    2015-04-01

    Association between endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene polymorphism and Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP)/Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) risk is still controversial. A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the association between eNOS gene polymorphism and HSP/HSPN susceptibility. A predefined literature search and selection of eligible relevant studies were performed to collect data from electronic database. Three articles were identified for the analysis of association between eNOS gene polymorphism and HSPN/HSP risk. eNOS G894T gene polymorphism was not associated with HSPN susceptibility and the risk of patients with HSP developing into HSPN. Interestingly, eNOS G894T T allele and GG genotype were associated with HSP susceptibility, but not the TT genotype. eNOS T786C TT genotype was associated with HSPN susceptibility, but not C allele and CC genotype. Furthermore, eNOS T786C gene polymorphism was not associated with HSP risk and the risk of patients with HSP developing into HSPN. In conclusion, eNOS T786C TT genotype was associated with and eNOS G894T T allele and GG genotype were associated with HSP susceptibility. However, more studies should be performed in the future.

  8. Púrpura de Schönlein Henoch: Qué hay de nuevo? Henoch Schönlein purpura: What about new?

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    MC Mazas

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available La púrpura de Schönlein Henoch es la vasculitis más frecuente en la infancia, aunque puede verse en adultos. Se caracteriza por la presencia de púrpura palpable, dolor abdominal o articular que puede acompañarse de hematuria. El compromiso renal es más común en adultos. Su diagnóstico es clínico aunque la biopsia puede ser útil para descartar otros diagnósticos diferenciales. Se comentan en esta revisión los cambios realizados en cuanto a los criterios diagnósticos y las novedades en relación a la fisiopatología.Henoch Schönlein purpura is the most common vasculitis in childhood, althoug it can be seen in adults. It is caharacterized by the presence of palpable purpura, abdominal or joint pain may be accompanied by hematuria. Renal involvement is more common in adults. The diagnosis is clinical but biopsy may be useful to rule out other differential diagnoses. Discussed in this review the changes made regarding the diagnostic criteria and developments in relation to pathophysiology.

  9. Efficacy of colchicine in a child with relapsing bullous Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

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    Allali, Slimane; Fraitag, Sylvie; Terrier, Benjamin; Bodemer, Christine; Chalumeau, Martin

    2016-01-01

    Colchicine is not usually considered a treatment option for cutaneous lesions of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) in children. We report a case of pediatric HSP with severe chronic and relapsing cutaneous manifestations that were resistant to corticosteroids. Colchicine had remarkable therapeutic efficacy, with positive dechallenge and rechallenge, without any adverse effects. Colchicine should be considered for chronic, severe cutaneous lesions of pediatric HSP. Colchicine is not usually considered a treatment option for cutaneous lesions of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) in children. What is New: We report a case of pediatric HSP with severe cutaneous manifestations that responded well to colchicine. Colchicine should be considered for chronic cutaneous lesions of HSP in children.

  10. Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children: limited benefit of corticosteroids.

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    Bluman, Joel; Goldman, Ran D

    2014-11-01

    A child recently presented to my office with lower limb petechiae, arthralgia, and abdominal pain characteristic of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). Will systemic corticosteroids help relieve these symptoms and prevent potential HSP complications such as intussusception and nephritis? Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a common and self-limiting disease in children. Current evidence does not support universal treatment of HSP with corticosteroids. Recent trials and meta-analyses found that corticosteroids do not prevent the onset of renal disease or abdominal complications. However, corticosteroids are effective as treatment of abdominal pain, arthralgia, and purpura. Clinicians are advised to use their discretion in choosing which patients might benefit most from oral corticosteroid treatment.

  11. Lower brachial plexopathy in a child with Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

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    Agras, Pinar Isik; Guveloglu, Mine; Aydin, Yusuf; Yakut, Ali; Kabakus, Nimet

    2010-05-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura is characterized by nonthrombocytopenic purpura with multisystem involvement. Nervous system involvement was reported, characterized by headaches, mental-status changes, seizures, paresis, coma, or encephalopathy. Peripheral neuropathy is rarely reported. We describe a 12-year-old boy with Henoch-Schönlein purpura who presented with abdominal pain and underwent a laparatomy before the onset of palpable purpuric rash. Neuropathic findings in the left lower brachial plexus developed while he was receiving steroid treatment for gastrointestinal involvement. He responded well to intravenous pulse steroid therapy. Both sensory and motor dysfunction returned to normal after 3 months of treatment. His steroid dose was gradually withdrawn and stopped. He was symptom-free at month 12 of follow-up. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Púrpura de Schönlein-Henoch y estrés oxidativo

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    Gimenez Llort, Antonio

    2004-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN: La enfermedad de Schönlein-Henoch es una enfermedad multisitémica que afecta principalmente a vasos de pequeño calibre de la piel, articulaciones, sistema digestivo y riñón.MOTIVO Y JUSTIFICACIÓN DE LA TESIS: El estrés oxidativo puede ser determinante en la aparición del síndrome de Schönlein-Henoch, en su evolución o en la presentación de la nefropatía. Los radicales libres en exceso o un déficit de los mecanismos antioxidantes podría favorecer la aparición de la enfermedad.OBJ...

  13. Imaturos de Sarsina violascens (Herrich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Lymantriinae

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    Marina Moraes C.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Imaturos de Sarsina violascens (Herrich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Lymantriinae. Sarsina violascens é uma espécie polífaga que eventualmente se alimenta de P. cattleianum Sabine (Myrtaceae durante sua fase larval. Neste estudo são descritas a morfologia e o comportamento dos imaturos, com ilustrações, fotografias e imagens de microscopia eletrônica de varredura.

  14. Multiphoton dissociation/ionisation of dimethyl sulphide (CH3SCH3 ...

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    (2). Flash photolysis at 195 nm7 and photofragment translational spectroscopy studies 8 at. 193 nm on CH3SCH3 showed that primary process is the cleavage of C–S bond to give. CH3S and CH3 radicals. However, Nourbakhsh et al 9 detected C–S as well as C–H bond breaking in the photodissociation of DMS at 193 nm.

  15. Schönlein-Henoch purpura during pregnancy with successful outcome for mother and newborn

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    Gschnait Friedrich

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstrac Background Schönlein-Henoch purpura is a systemic vasculitis that affects vessels of a small caliber and rarely reported in the literature. Case presentation We report on a 35-year-old woman who developed palpable purpura with necrotizing cutaneous lesions on the lower limbs at 27 weeks of gestation. She also complained of epigastric pain and arthralgias. Histologic examination of a skin biopsy showed leukocytoclastic vasculitis with intravascular fibrin thrombi. The direct immunofluorescence analysis evidenced vascular deposits of IgA and C3 in the upper and mid-dermis. These findings were consistent with Schönlein-Henoch purpura. There was no evidence of renal involvement or placental dysfunction. The patient was treated with low-dose oral corticosteroids and a healthy infant was delivered by cesarean section. Examination of the placenta and the navel string disclosed no signs of vasculitis or infarction. Conclusion Schönlein-Henoch purpura is rarely reported in pregnancy. Treatment with orally administred corticosteroids may lead to a beneficial outcome for mother and newborn.

  16. Is there a crossroad between infections, genetics, and Henoch-Schönlein purpura?

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    Rigante, Donato; Castellazzi, Luca; Bosco, Annalisa; Esposito, Susanna

    2013-08-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura is the most common systemic vasculitis in childhood, characterized by the presence of immunoglobulin A deposits in the small vessels of skin, gastrointestinal tube, joints and kidneys. Although there have been great efforts made in elucidating its pathogenic mechanisms, Henoch-Schönlein purpura etiology remains unknown: the basic scene comes across an abnormal inflammatory process deriving from immune reactions to various antigenic stimuli, which might be bacterial, viral, or parasitic agents, in a genetically prone individual. Then, a peculiar immune complex deposition in the vascular walls and overproduction of different proinflammatory molecules elicit different clinical signs, which might be differentiated according to either a specific trigger or a specific genetic make-up. The aim of this review is to make a critical appraisal of the last 15years' medical literature concerning the relationship between infections, genetics, and Henoch-Schönlein purpura in pediatrics. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. On the evidence for human use and control of fire at Schöningen.

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    Stahlschmidt, Mareike C; Miller, Christopher E; Ligouis, Bertrand; Hambach, Ulrich; Goldberg, Paul; Berna, Francesco; Richter, Daniel; Urban, Brigitte; Serangeli, Jordi; Conard, Nicholas J

    2015-12-01

    When and how humans began to control fire has been a central debate in Paleolithic archaeology for decades. Fire plays an important role in technology, social organization, subsistence, and manipulation of the environment and is widely seen as a necessary adaptation for the colonization of northern latitudes. Many researchers view purported hearths, burnt wooden implements, and heated flints from Schöningen as providing the best evidence for the control of fire in the Lower Paleolithic of Northern Europe. Here we present results of a multianalytical study of the purported hearths along with a critical examination of other possible evidence of human use or control of fire at Schöningen. We conclude that the analyzed features and artifacts present no convincing evidence for human use or control of fire. Our study also shows that a multianalytical, micro-contextual approach is the best methodology for evaluating claims of early evidence of human-controlled fire. We advise caution with macroscopic, qualitative identification of combustion features, burnt flint, and burnt wood without the application of such techniques as micromorphology, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, organic petrology, luminescence, and analysis of mineral magnetic parameters. The lack of evidence for the human control of fire at Schöningen raises the possibility that fire control was not a necessary adaptation for the human settlement of northern latitudes in the Lower Paleolithic. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Local application of SCH 39166 reversibly and dose-dependently decreases acetylcholine release in the rat striatum.

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    Acquas, E; Di Chiara, G

    1999-11-03

    The effect of local application by reverse dialysis of the dopamine D(1) receptor antagonist (-)-trans-6,7,7a,8,9, 13b-exahydro-3-chloro-2-hydroxy-N-methyl-5H-benzo-[d]-nap hto-[2, 1b]-azepine hydrochloride (SCH 39166) on acetylcholine release was studied in awake, freely moving rats implanted with concentric microdialysis probes in the dorsal striatum. In these experiments, the reversible acetylcholine esterase inhibitor, neostigmine, was added to the perfusion solution at two different concentrations, 0.01 and 0.1 microM. SCH 39166 (1, 5 and 10 microM), in the presence of 0.01 microM neostigmine, reversibly decreased striatal acetylcholine release (1 microM SCH 39166 by 8+/-4%; 5 microM SCH 39166 by 24+/-5%; 10 microM SCH 39166 by 27+/-7%, from basal). Similarly, SCH 39166, applied in the presence of a higher neostigmine concentration (0.1 microM), decreased striatal acetylcholine release by 14+/-4% at 1 microM, by 28+/-8% at 5 microM and by 30+/-5% at 10 microM, in a dose-dependent and time-dependent manner. These results are consistent with the existence of a facilitatory tone of dopamine on striatal acetylcholine transmission mediated by dopamine D(1) receptors located on striatal cholinergic interneurons.

  19. Excavations at Schöningen and paradigm shifts in human evolution.

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    Conard, Nicholas J; Serangeli, Jordi; Böhner, Utz; Starkovich, Britt M; Miller, Christopher E; Urban, Brigitte; Van Kolfschoten, Thijs

    2015-12-01

    The exceptional preservation at Schöningen together with a mixture of perseverance, hard work, and sheer luck led to the recovery of unique finds in an exceptional context. The 1995 discovery of numerous wooden artifacts, most notably at least 10 carefully made spears together with the skeletons of at least 20 to 25 butchered horses, brought the debate about hunting versus scavenging among late archaic hominins and analogous arguments about the purportedly primitive behavior of Homo heidelbergensis and Neanderthals to an end. Work under H. Thieme's lead from 1992 to 2008 and results from the current team since 2008 demonstrate that late H. heidelbergensis or early Neanderthals used sophisticated artifacts made from floral and faunal materials, in addition to lithic artifacts more typically recovered at Lower Paleolithic sites. The finds from the famous Horse Butchery Site and two dozen other archaeological horizons from the edges of the open-cast mine at Schöningen provide many new insights into the technology and behavioral patterns of hominins about 300 ka BP during MIS 9 on the Northern European Plain. An analysis of the finds from Schöningen and their contexts shows that the inhabitants of the site were skilled hunters at the top of the food chain and exhibited a high level of planning depth. These hominins had command of effective means of communication about the here and now, and the past and the future, that allowed them to repeatedly execute well-coordinated and successful group activities that likely culminated in a division of labor and social and economic patterns radically different from those of all non-human primates. The unique preservation and high quality excavations have led to a major paradigm shift or "Schöningen Effect" that changed our views of human evolution during the late Lower Paleolithic. In this respect, we can view the behaviors documented at Schöningen as a plausible baseline for the behavioral sophistication of archaic hominins

  20. SCH dependence of the linewidth enhancement factor in high-speed 1.55-mu m multiple quantum well laser diodes

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    Park, S R; Kim, H M; Kim, J S; Song, M K

    1999-01-01

    As the optical confinement factor (GAMMA) of a laser diode is maximized at the thickness of SCH GAMMA sub m sub a sub x (Separate Confinement Heterostructure for maximum GAMMA), the linewidth enhancement factor (alpha) is also expected to be improved for a thickness near SCH GAMMA sub m sub a sub x . Although the improvement in alpha with decreasing SCH thickness for thicker SCH (> SCH GAMMA sub m sub a sub x) is well-known, to the best of our knowledge, it has not been measured for thin SCH (< SCH GAMMA sub m sub a sub x). We report the measured alpha curves of three distributed feedback laser diodes with different SCH thicknesses of 500, 750, and 1000 A, which are all smaller than SCH GAMMA sub m sub a sub x (approx 1500 A for the 1.24-mu m p-InGaAsP layer given here). Additionally, the optical field profiles for various SCH thickness were calculated to estimate the corresponding optical confinement factors for comparison with the variation of the measured alpha. It is shown that alpha is improved as the...

  1. Cuidar em oncologia na perspectiva de Alfred Schütz Cuidado en oncología segundo Alfred Schütz Oncological care according Alfred Schütz

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    Regina Célia Popim

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available O estudo foi realizado com enfermeiros oncológicos em seu cotidiano de trabalho. O objetivo foi compreender a ação subjetiva desses profissionais a partir de sua relação enfermeiro-doente. O referencial fenomenológico, fundamentado nas idéias de Alfred Schütz, possibilitou essa compreensão. Diante de uma questão orientadora: o que significa para você cuidar em oncologia? descreva para mim, foram obtidos depoimentos, os quais, depois de analisados, permitiram chegar ao típico da ação do cuidador enfermeiro neste cotidiano. O estudo revelou que cuidar em oncologia implica em lidar com o humano em situação de fragilidade; requer uma relação de afetividade; é um cuidado que traz consigo a gênese do desgaste profissional. O cuidado em oncologia reveste-se de grande complexidade, requerendo do profissional uma competência que vai para além da esfera técnico-científica. Nesse sentido, o enfermeiro necessita buscar por estratégias que lhe possibilitem o enfrentamento do desgaste a que é submetido em seu trabalho.El estudio fue realizado con enfermeros oncológicos en su cotidiano de trabajo. El objetivo fue comprender la acción subjetiva de esos profesionales desde la relación enfermero-enfermo. El referencial fenomenológico, fundamentado en las ideas de Alfred Schütz, posibilitó esa comprensión. Delante de una cuestión orientadora: ¿qué significa para usted el cuidado en oncología? Descríbame, se obtuvo declaraciones que, tras análisis, permitieron llegar a lo que es típico en la acción cotidiana del cuidador enfermero. El estudio reveló que cuidar en oncología implica tratar con el ser humano en situación de fragilidad; requiere una relación de afectividad; es un cuidado que trae consigo la génesis del desgaste profesional. El cuidado en oncología se reviste de gran complejidad y requiere del profesional una competencia que va más allá de la esfera técnico-científica. En ese sentido, el enfermero

  2. Lipid Signaling via Pkh1/2 Regulates Fungal CO2 Sensing through the Kinase Sch9

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    Susann Pohlers

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Adaptation to alternating CO2 concentrations is crucial for all organisms. Carbonic anhydrases—metalloenzymes that have been found in all domains of life—enable fixation of scarce CO2 by accelerating its conversion to bicarbonate and ensure maintenance of cellular metabolism. In fungi and other eukaryotes, the carbonic anhydrase Nce103 has been shown to be essential for growth in air (~0.04% CO2. Expression of NCE103 is regulated in response to CO2 availability. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, NCE103 is activated by the transcription factor ScCst6, and in Candida albicans and Candida glabrata, it is activated by its homologues CaRca1 and CgRca1, respectively. To identify the kinase controlling Cst6/Rca1, we screened an S. cerevisiae kinase/phosphatase mutant library for the ability to regulate NCE103 in a CO2-dependent manner. We identified ScSch9 as a potential ScCst6-specific kinase, as the sch9Δ mutant strain showed deregulated NCE103 expression on the RNA and protein levels. Immunoprecipitation revealed the binding capabilities of both proteins, and detection of ScCst6 phosphorylation by ScSch9 in vitro confirmed Sch9 as the Cst6 kinase. We could show that CO2-dependent activation of Sch9, which is part of a kinase cascade, is mediated by lipid/Pkh1/2 signaling but not TORC1. Finally, we tested conservation of the identified regulatory cascade in the pathogenic yeast species C. albicans and C. glabrata. Deletion of SCH9 homologues of both species impaired CO2-dependent regulation of NCE103 expression, which indicates a conservation of the CO2 adaptation mechanism among yeasts. Thus, Sch9 is a Cst6/Rca1 kinase that links CO2 adaptation to lipid signaling via Pkh1/2 in fungi.

  3. Atmospheric chemistry of dimethyl sulfide. Kinetics of the CH3SCH2O2 + NO2 reaction in the gas phase at 296 K

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    Nielsen, O.J.; Sehested, J.; Wallington, T.J.

    1995-01-01

    The pulse radiolysis of SF6/CH3SCH3/O-2/NO2 gas mixtures was used to generate CH3SCH2O2 radicals in the presence of NO2. By monitoring the rate of NO2 decay using its absorption at 400 nm, rate constants for the reaction of CH3SCH2O2 radicals with NO2 were measured to be (9.2 +/- 0.9) x 10...

  4. Comparison between dopamine-stimulated adenylate cyclase and 3H-SCH 23390 binding in rat striatum

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    Andersen, P.H.; Groenvald, F.C.; Jansen, J.A.

    1985-01-01

    Methods for measuring 3 H-SCH 23990 binding and dopamine (DA) stimulated adenylate cyclase (AC) were established in identical tissue preparations and under similar experimental conditions. Pharmacological characterization revealed that both assays involved interaction with the D1 receptor or closely associated sites. In order to investigate whether the binding sites for 3 H-SCH 23390 and DA in fact are identical, the antagonistic effects of a variety of pharmacologically active compounds were examined. Surprisingly, the K/sub i/-values obtained from Schild-plot analysis of the antagonism of DA-stimulated AC, were 80-240 times higher than the K/sub i/-values obtained from competition curves of 3 H-SCH 23390 binding. Since both assays were performed under identical conditions, the differences in K/sub i/-values indicate the possibility of different binding sites for DA and 3 H-SCH 23390 or, that DA and 3 -SCH 23390 label different states of the same receptor. 19 references, 7 figures, 2 tables

  5. Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis in children: incidence, pathogenesis and management.

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    Chen, Jun-Yi; Mao, Jian-Hua

    2015-02-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is one of the most common vasculitides in children. It is manifested by skin purpura, arthritis, abdominal pain, renal involvement, etc. Typically, HSP is considered to be self-limiting, although renal involvement (HSP purpura nephritis, HSPN) is the principal cause of morbidity from this disease. For this reason, it is important to clarify the mechanism of onset and clinical manifestations of HSPN and to ascertain the most appropriate treatment for HSPN. In this article, we review the updated pathophysiology and treatment strategies for HSPN. We searched databases including PubMed, Elsevier and Wanfang for the following key words: Henoch-Schönlein purpura, nephritis, mechanism and treatment, and we selected those publications written in English that we judged to be relevant to the topic of this review. Based on the data present in the literature, we reviewed the following topics: 1) the possible pathogenesis of HSPN: several studies suggest that immunoglobulin A immune complexes deposit in the mesangium and induce renal injury; 2) multiple-drug treatment for HSPN: although there have been few evidence-based treatment strategies for HSPN, several studies have suggested that immunosuppressive drugs and multiple drug combination therapy were effective in ameliorating proteinuria and histological severity. HSPN is a severe disease of childhood. To better understand this disease, detailed investigations into the pathogenesis of HSPN and prospective randomized controlled treatment studies on children with severe HSPN are needed.

  6. Henoch-Schönlein purpura associated with Strongyloides stercoralis infection

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    Janković Sveta

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP is a small blood vessel vasculitis, which usually manifests during childhood. The exact cause of the disease is unknown. Case report. We reported a 14-year-old girl who had been admitted to our clinic due to the appearance of red macules on her extremities and face, vomiting, and pain in the abdomen and joints. The patient was initially diagnosed with Henoch- Schönlein purpura. At the end of the fourth week of illness, larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis were detected in stool samples. The patient was therefore treated with mebendazole, after which all symptoms permanently withdrew. About a month later laboratory examinations were repeated demonstrating increasing signs of renal damage. Kidney biopsy was performed, showing mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis with crescents and IgA and C3 positive staining in the mesangium. Upon reviewing the clinical presentation, biochemically demonstrated progressive renal damage and biopsy results, the patient was diagnosed with HSP nephritis. Conclusion. The time course of the disease and present knowledge concerning the pathogenic mechanisms of HSP suggest that Strongyloides stercoralis infection could have caused HSP in the presented patient, which was complicated by nephritis.

  7. The Clinical Analysis of Childhood Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Patients

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    Cihangir Akgün

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Background and Design: Henoch-Schonlein purpura is affected often the skin, joints, gastrointestinal tract and kidneys and common systemic vasculitis of childhood. Henoch-Schonlein purpura are many and varied symptoms, also it was followed in children policlinics and hospitalized diseases for an important role. We aimed to determination of the patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura by examination of their clinical analyses. Material and Method: The medical records of 212 patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura in our polyclinics have been retrospectively studied. These patients were analyzed age groups, diagnosed seasons, held systems, laboratory findings, the treatments, complications and prognosis. SPSS 13 statistical software package was used for data analysis. Results: The mean age of the patients was 9.33±3.20 years. The disease was more frequently demonstrated in fall and winter seasons. There was no statistically assosiation between age groups with season, joint involvement, central nerveous system involvement, gastrointestinal system involvement and scrotal involvement but there was a positive correlation between age groups and renal involvement. Conclusion: The treatment duration increases with the age of the patient and the necessity to use a combined treatment (antihistaminic, non-steroid anti-inflammatory treatment and steroids increases.

  8. Soil and phytosociological characterization of an area with predominance of arnica (Lychnophora pohlii sch. bip.

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    André Rodrigues da Cunha Gianotti

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Lychnophora pohlii Sch. Bip. (Asteraceae, known as "Arnica mineira", is widely used in folk medicine and very abundant in the altitude vegetation of rocky grassland. The aim of this work was to study the density of this species and its relationship with soil parameters in rocky grassland in Diamantina, in the Upper Jequitinhonha region, Minas Gerais. Ten contiguous 20 x 50 m plots were marked (total sampled area 10,000 m² on the campus Juscelino Kubitschek of the Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys (UFVJM. The plants in these plots were evaluated for frequency, dominance and density. The relationship between the density of this species with nine soil physical and chemical properties was analyzed by means of canonical correspondence analysis (CCA. The highest plant abundance (I of the species Lychnophora pohlii Sch. Bip. was found in the vegetation sampling areas: plot 6 with 255 plants, plot 7 with 173, plot 8 with 189, plot 9 with 159, and plot 1 with 151 plants. In these areas, the floristic soil characteristics were similar, resulting in spatial proximity in the ACC diagrams. The density of Lychnophora pohlii was higher in plots with higher pH, P-rem and base saturation, the variables most strongly correlated with the first axis of canonical correspondence analysis.

  9. "Wer wagt hier Theorie zu fordern": aspects théoriques du timbre chez Arnold Schönberg

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    Frédéric de Buzon

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Schönberg’s Harmonielehre finishes on the evocation of the melody of timbre (Klangfarbenmelodie. The aim of this article is to analyse the function of timbre in relation to musical theory by establishing a parallel between the positions expressed by Schönberg and preceding classical positions, namely Jean-Jaques Rousseau’s definition of timbre and Leibniz’s concept of “clear and confused” ideas. Operating in this context, what will be shown is that timbre, according to Leibniz’s description, is a distinguishing, yet undistinguished, quality and that, precisely for this reason, timbre has a limited function in composition.

  10. Púrpura de Henoch-Schönlein com acometimento incomum de face Unusual face involvement in Henoch-Schönlein purpura

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    Carolina Bassoli de Azevedo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A Púrpura de Henoch-Shönlein é uma vasculite de causa idiopática, que se caracteriza pelo depósito predominante de IgA na parede dos pequenos vasos, envolvendo tipicamente pele, intestino, articulações e glomérulo renal. O acometimento cutâneo ocorre principalmente em membros inferiores e região glútea, sendo raramente encontrado em face e membros superiores. Relatamos o caso de uma paciente do sexo feminino, com seis anos de idade, que apresentava lesões púrpuricas em região auricular, periorbital, malar, mentoniana e membros superiores, além de artralgia e volvo intestinal. Após tratamento cirúrgico e pulsoterapia com glicocorticoide, houve regressão dos sintomas, sem maiores complicações.Henoch-Schönlein Purpura is an idiopathic vasculitis characterized by deposits of immunoglobulin, mainly IgA, on the walls of small vessels, typically involving the skin, gut, joints, and renal glomeruli. Cutaneous involvement affects specially the lower limbs and buttocks, and it is seldom found on the face and upper limbs. We report the case of a 6-year old girl with purpuric lesions over the auricular, periorbital, malar, and mentonian regions and the upper limbs, arthralgia, and intestinal torsion. After surgical treatment and pulse therapy with glucocorticoids, her symptoms subsided without further complications.

  11. Zur Erfassung hygrothermischer Einflüsse auf das nichtlineare Trag- und Schädigungsverhalten von Stahlbetonflächentragwerken

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    Während ihrer Nutzungsdauer werden Stahlbetontragwerke neben den mechanischen Belastungen auch durch weitere umgebungs- und betriebsbedingte Einwirkungen beansprucht. Die Schadensdiagnostik an bestehenden Konstruktionen zeigt, dass Schädigungen häufig durch ein Zusammenwirken der dynamischen Einwirkungen aus Wind und Verkehr mit den hygrisch und thermisch induzierten Zwang- und Eigenbeanspruchungen verursacht werden. Zur numerischen Simulation derartiger Schädigungsprozesse ...

  12. Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children: An epidemiological study among Dutch paediatricians on incidence and diagnostic criteria

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    Aalberse, J.; Dolman, K.; Ramnath, G.; Pereira, R.R.; Davin, J.C.

    2007-01-01

    Background: The aim of the present study on the occurrence of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) in Dutch children is to give some insight into the epidemiology of HSP in the Netherlands, to record the diagnostic criteria used by Dutch paediatricians and to evaluate the accuracy of the latter using the

  13. The Dr H.M.E. Schürmann collection : Precambrian and other crystalline rocks and minerals

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    Zwaan, J.C.

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    The Dr H.M.E. Schürmann collection is stored at the National Museum of Natural History in Leiden, The Netherlands. It mainly consists of Precambrian rocks, but also includes other crystalline rocks and minerals, which were collected from all over the world. In order to provide a quick reference to

  14. Acetic acid induces Sch9p-dependent translocation of Isc1p from the endoplasmic reticulum into mitochondria.

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    Rego, António; Cooper, Katrina F; Snider, Justin; Hannun, Yusuf A; Costa, Vítor; Côrte-Real, Manuela; Chaves, Susana R

    2018-02-27

    Changes in sphingolipid metabolism have been linked to modulation of cell fate in both yeast and mammalian cells. We previously assessed the role of sphingolipids in cell death regulation using a well characterized yeast model of acetic acid-induced regulated cell death, finding that Isc1p, inositol phosphosphingolipid phospholipase C, plays a pro-death role in this process. Indeed, isc1∆ mutants exhibited a higher resistance to acetic acid associated with reduced mitochondrial alterations. Here, we show that Isc1p is regulated by Sch9p under acetic acid stress, since both single and double mutants lacking Isc1p or/and Sch9p have the same resistant phenotype, and SCH9 deletion leads to a higher retention of Isc1p in the endoplasmic reticulum upon acetic acid exposure. We also found that the higher resistance of all mutants correlates with higher levels of endogenous mitochondrial phosphorylated long chain bases (LCBPs), suggesting that changing the sphingolipid balance in favour of LCBPs in mitochondria results in increased survival to acetic acid. In conclusion, our results suggest that Sch9p pathways modulate acetic acid-induced cell death, through the regulation of Isc1p cellular distribution, thus affecting the sphingolipid balance that regulates cell fate. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Muusikamaailm : Milano La Scala sulgeb uksed. Schönberg ja Kandinsky. Preemiaid ja tunnustusi. Witold Szalonek lahkunud. / Priit Kuusk

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    2002-01-01

    Milano La Scala suletakse kaheks aastaks ümberehituseks ja renoveerimiseks. Moskvas toimub näitus ja kontserdisari "Schönberg ja Kandinsky ئ maalikunst ja muusika dialoogis". Erinevaid preemiaid ja tunnustusi saanud muusikad. 74aastasena suri Berliinis nimekas poola helilooja, pianist ja pedagoog Witold Szalonek

  16. Acute Appendicitis in Henoch-Schönlein Purpura : A Case Report

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    Chung, Hae Yul; Kim, So Youn; Kim, Young Ok; Ryu, Seong Yeob; Kim, Jung Chul; Chung, Jae Hun

    2005-01-01

    Common complications of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) that lead to surgical intervention include intussusception, perforation, necrosis, and massive gastrointestinal bleeding. Acute appendicitis is rarely seen as a complication of HSP. A seven-year-old boy was admitted for arthralgia, abdominal pain, hematochezia, melena, and purpuric rash on the lower extremities. On admission day abdominal ultrasonography was normal, but on day 5, he became pyrexial and developed right iliac fossa pain and tenderness with guarding. Ultrasonography showed distended appendix surrounded by hyperechoic inflamed fat. On exploration an acutely inflamed, necrotic appendix was removed and grossly there was an appendiceal perforation in the appendiceal tip. Microscopically some of the small blood vessels in the submucosa showed fibrinoid necrosis with neutrophilic infiltrations. The authors report the case of a child who developed acute perforative appendicitis requiring appendectomy while on treatment for HSP. PMID:16224172

  17. Palladium-catalyzed heteroannulation approach to 7-azatryptophan with a Schöllkopf chiral auxiliary

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    Gee, Moon Bae; Kim, Tae Seung; Yun, Eul Kgun [Dept. of Chemistry, Chungnam National University, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-05-15

    Our previous results on heteroannulation with unprotected 2-amino-3-iodopyridine and internal alkynes showed very low yields of the annulated product. The synthetic limitation could be due to the low nucleophilicity of the nitrogen that exists in the three tautomeric forms of 2-amino-pyridine (Scheme 1) or to the easy formation of a palladium complex with 2-aminopyridine. First, we examined the synthesis of the azaindole precursor, followed by reaction with a Schöllkopf chiral auxiliary. The heteroannulation provided the desired annulated product 5 in 60% yield, along with an uncyclized Sonogawasihra coupling product. After purifying product 5 by column chromatography, it was converted to 7-aza-tryptophan.

  18. An adult patient with Henoch-Schönlein purpura and non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia

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    Oshikata Chiyako

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Onset of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP in middle age is uncommon, and adults with renal or gastrointestinal involvement present with more severe disease than do similar pediatric patients. Case presentation We present the case of a 69-year-old male with HSP who, after treatment with steroids, cyclophosphamide, and continuous intravenous prostaglandin E1 (PGE1, died as a result of severe gastrointestinal involvement with non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI. Vascular narrowing associated with the NOMI improved after catheter injection of PGE1 and prednisolone, but the patient died of bleeding from an exposed small vessel. At autopsy there was no active vasculitis in the jejunal submucosa. Conclusion Treatment with PGE1 and prednisolone might improve small-vessel vasculitis associated with NOMI.

  19. Severe Henoch-Schönlein purpura with infliximab for ulcerative colitis.

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    Song, Yang; Shi, Yan-Hong; He, Chong; Liu, Chang-Qin; Wang, Jun-Shan; Zhao, Yu-Jie; Guo, Yan-Min; Wu, Rui-Jin; Feng, Xiao-Yue; Liu, Zhan-Ju

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    Infliximab (IFX) is an anti-tumor necrosis factor chimeric antibody that is effective for treatment of autoimmune disorders such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC). IFX is well tolerated with a low incidence of adverse effects such as infections, skin reactions, autoimmunity, and malignancy. Dermatological manifestations can appear as infusion reaction, vasculitis, cutaneous infections, psoriasis, eczema, and skin cancer. Here, we present an unusual case of extensive and sporadic subcutaneous ecchymosis in a 69-year-old woman with severe UC, partial colectomy and cecostomy, following her initial dose of IFX. The reaction occurred during infliximab infusion, and withdrawal of IFX led to gradual alleviation of her symptoms. We concluded that Henoch-Schönlein purpura, a kind of leukocytoclastic vasculitis, might have contributed to the development of the bruising. Although the precise mechanisms of the vasculitis are still controversial, such a case highlights the importance of subcutaneous adverse effects in the management of UC with IFX.

  20. Fractal behavior in the headway fluctuation simulated by the NaSch model

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    Zhu, H. B.; Gao, J. B.

    2014-03-01

    The fractal behavior of traffic flow is studied by the adaptive fractal analysis method on the basis of the vehicle headway time series, which are obtained from the numerical simulation of the NaSch model. We find that the vehicle headway time series has a fractal behavior that is similar to the standard Brownian motion (BM) over a wide range of scales when the density is low. As the density increases well-defined sharp spectral peaks, corresponding to the stop-and-go waves, appear while the scale range showing BM-like behavior rapidly shrinks. In the high density regime, a new type of fractal behavior with long-range correlations appears, accompanying the worsening of traffic congestions. The underlying dynamics of traffic flow is analyzed, and some meaningful results are obtained.

  1. ANATOMY OF GYNURA AURANTIACA (BLUME SCH.BIP. EX DC. (ASTERACEAE

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    Rodica BERCU

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents a detailed histoanatomical description, of the vegetative organs (root, stem and leaf and photographs as well of Gynura aurantiaca (Blume Sch.Bip. ex DC. It was observed that the root have typical primary dictos structure. The stem has a differentiated in two regions cortex and the stele comprise one ring of open collateral vascular bundles with secondary xylem due to the cambium activity. The petiole anatomy is quite similar in its basic structure with the stem. The blade presents a heterogenous and hypostomatic mesophyll and a number of vascular bundles in the midrib zone. Remarkable is the presence of the filamentous, uniseriate non-glandular hairs in the stem, petiole and leaf blade. The mechanical tissue is present in the stem, petiole and blade as well.

  2. Messung computer- und informationsbezogener Kompetenzen von Schülerinnen und Schülern als Schlüsselkompetenz im 21. Jahrhundert

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    Birgit Eickelmann

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Mit der ICILS 2013 (International Computer and Information Literacy Study realisiert die IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement erstmalig eine internationale Vergleichsstudie, die empirisch abgesichert Schülerkompetenzen im Bereich der computer- und informationsbezogenen Kompetenzen (Computer and Information Literacy, kurz: CIL erhebt. Mit dieser Studie werden informations- und computerbezogene Kompetenzen, die im 'deutschen' Sprachgebrauch auch oft unter dem affinen Begriff ICT-Literacy geführt werden, als Large-Scale-Assessments erfasst. Im folgenden Beitrag soll die Relevanz der Messung dieser Schlüsselkompetenz aufgezeigt werden. Alsdann werden das der Studie zugrundeliegende Messkonstrukt und seine definitorischen Bereiche beschrieben. Die hier vorgestellte Definition des CIL-Konstruktes bildet die Grundlage für die datengestützte Entwicklung von Kompetenzstufen, die aus der Hauptstudie von ICILS im Jahr 2013 hervorgehen werden. The IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement will realize with ICILS 2013 (International Computer and Information Literacy Study for the first time an international comparative study, which will provide evidence about students' computer- and information-related competencies across countries. As a large-scaleassessment, the study examines the outcome of computer and information literacy. This article outlines the challenges and the relevance of the measurement of this core competence. Additionally the theoretical assessment constructs of CIL (computer and information literacy and their definitional scopes are explained in more detail. The presented definition of CIL is the foundation for a data-based development of proficiency levels within the study, which main survey will take place in 2013.

  3. Osteomielitis mandibular como complicación de la enfermedad de Albers-Schömberg

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    Denia Morales Navarro

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad de Albers-Schömberg u osteopetrosis es un raro padecimiento óseo. La osteomielitis mandibular es una infrecuente complicación de esta enfermedad. Por ello y por lo interesante de la presentación clínica de ambas entidades, nos propusimos como objetivo presentar este caso. Este paciente masculino de 32 años con antecedentes de enfermedad de Albers- Schömberg de tipo adulta benigna que dos años atrás acudió a consulta y refirió haberse realizado una exodoncia once meses antes, a partir de lo cual presentó aumento de volumen facial y dolor de intensidad variable con períodos de agudización. Luego del estudio clínico e imagenológico se llegó al diagnóstico de una osteomielitis mandibular como complicación de su enfermedad de base. Se aplicó terapia antimicrobiana, exéresis del hueso necrótico y oxígeno hiperbárico. A los dos años acudió a consulta con una reagudización del proceso, se le produjo la expulsión espontánea de un secuestro óseo y se decidió la realización de una mandibulectomía parcial más reconstrucción con placa mandibular. En estos momentos el paciente no presenta signos de reagudización del proceso y se mantiene bajo vigilancia estricta a los tres meses de realizada la intervención quirúrgica.

  4. Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis in Children: Prognosis and Treatment Experiences

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    Vujic Ana

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a type of systemic small vessel vasculitis. The dominant manifestation is the cutaneous component, the illness is self-limiting in nature, and the prognosis and outcome depend mostly on renal manifestations. We analysed the associations among clinical and laboratory parameters with the prognosis and outcome of HSP in children hospitalised at the Paediatrics clinic, Clinical Centre, Kragujevac between January 2011 and January 2012. Children who developed nephritis were older on average and all manifested with arthritis, abdominal complaints, microhaematuria, elevated D-dimer levels in the serum, and significant proteinuria and microalbuminuria (≥ 300 mg/L, and two children had pre-existing allergic conditions. All three children with repeatedly positive proteins in the morning sample urine test had significant proteinuria (≥0,5 g/24 h and microalbuminuria (≥ 300 mg/L. These children had more bursts of rash and more severe and lasting abdominal pain and arthritis compared to children with normal urine tests. They were therefore treated with glucocorticoids and an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. The glomerular filtration rate measured by determining creatinine clearance was normal in all patients. These patients were diagnosed with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis, and their condition was regularly monitored. Analysis of this group of patients demonstrated that the average age of 8 years and abdominal complaints were indicative of nephritis development.. Because both of these parameters are easily noted at disease onset, we suggest careful monitoring of disease course in these children.

  5. Jobben und Lernen : eine vergleichende Untersuchung zu Lebens- und Lernrealitäten von SchülerInnen der Oberstufe

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    Große-Wöhrmann, Kerstin

    2005-01-01

    Die Schülerin, die in einer Kneipe Gäste bedient oder im Einzelhandel Kleidung verkauft; der Schüler, der an der Kasse im Supermarkt sitzt oder als Fahrradkurier unterwegs ist - sie sind das 'Personal' inzwischen irgendwie vertrauter Alltagsszenen. Erwerbstätige Jugendliche sind längst zu einem nicht mehr zu übersehenden Bestandteil unserer gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit geworden. Gemäß der vorliegenden Studie sind insgesamt drei Viertel der befragten Oberstufen-SchülerInnen erwerbstätig, un...

  6. Lipid Signaling via Pkh1/2 Regulates Fungal CO2 Sensing through the Kinase Sch9.

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    Pohlers, Susann; Martin, Ronny; Krüger, Thomas; Hellwig, Daniela; Hänel, Frank; Kniemeyer, Olaf; Saluz, Hans Peter; Van Dijck, Patrick; Ernst, Joachim F; Brakhage, Axel; Mühlschlegel, Fritz A; Kurzai, Oliver

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    Adaptation to alternating CO 2 concentrations is crucial for all organisms. Carbonic anhydrases-metalloenzymes that have been found in all domains of life-enable fixation of scarce CO 2 by accelerating its conversion to bicarbonate and ensure maintenance of cellular metabolism. In fungi and other eukaryotes, the carbonic anhydrase Nce103 has been shown to be essential for growth in air (~0.04% CO 2 ). Expression of NCE103 is regulated in response to CO 2 availability. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, NCE103 is activated by the transcription factor ScCst6, and in Candida albicans and Candida glabrata, it is activated by its homologues CaRca1 and CgRca1, respectively. To identify the kinase controlling Cst6/Rca1, we screened an S. cerevisiae kinase/phosphatase mutant library for the ability to regulate NCE103 in a CO 2 -dependent manner. We identified ScSch9 as a potential ScCst6-specific kinase, as the sch9Δ mutant strain showed deregulated NCE103 expression on the RNA and protein levels. Immunoprecipitation revealed the binding capabilities of both proteins, and detection of ScCst6 phosphorylation by ScSch9 in vitro confirmed Sch9 as the Cst6 kinase. We could show that CO 2 -dependent activation of Sch9, which is part of a kinase cascade, is mediated by lipid/Pkh1/2 signaling but not TORC1. Finally, we tested conservation of the identified regulatory cascade in the pathogenic yeast species C. albicans and C. glabrata Deletion of SCH9 homologues of both species impaired CO 2 -dependent regulation of NCE103 expression, which indicates a conservation of the CO 2 adaptation mechanism among yeasts. Thus, Sch9 is a Cst6/Rca1 kinase that links CO 2 adaptation to lipid signaling via Pkh1/2 in fungi. All living organisms have to cope with alternating CO 2 concentrations as CO 2 levels range from very low in the atmosphere (0.04%) to high (5% and more) in other niches, including the human body. In fungi, CO 2 is sensed via two pathways. The first regulates virulence in

  7. Alfred Schütz’s writings from the perspective of a theory of action’s creativity

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    Javier L. Cristiano

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The article proposes a review of the work of Schütz from the question about “creativity” of social action, which was not made expressly by the author but it is in his writings an important principle of response. After positioning the subject in some coordinates of the current sociological discussion, we present four specific fields from schütz’ contributions: the ability to expand and make a creative use of “the social heritage of knowledge”, the individual and collective capacity to imagine action projects, the ability to create and use symbols, and producing with them exclusive worlds of imaginary existence, as well as the ability to give birth to new experiences. It is stated that these four fields outline the contours of a phenomenology of creativity of action, which sets out some open fields for further research.

  8. Eccrine syringofibroadenoma: multiple lesions representing a new cutaneous marker of the Schöpf syndrome, and solitary nonhereditary tumors.

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    Starink, T M

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    Eccrine syringofibroadenoma (ESFA) is a rare eccrine tumor that has characteristic histopathologic features and variable clinical findings. Our purpose was to define the clinical and histopathologic features of ESFA, to assess a possible syndromic association and heredity, and to propose a clinicopathologic classification. Three solitary and five multiple cases of ESFA were analyzed and the findings compared with those of previously published cases. Clinically, solitary ESFA was typically a nonhereditary verrucous growth. Multiple examples presented as palmoplantar keratoderma and keratotic papules in a mosaic pattern. In the multiple form, four patients had the Schöpf syndrome (hydrocystomas of the eyelids, hypotrichosis, hypodontia, and nail abnormalities); one had an incomplete form of the syndrome. Histologically, ESFA showed a reticulate proliferation of thin strands of acrosyringeal cells with focal lumen formation, and a fibrovascular stroma. Malignant ESFA was present in one multiple case. Multiple (palmoplantar) ESFAs are a new cutaneous marker of the Schöpf syndrome.

  9. Evocatin of the Spirit: A-capella-Werke von Gorecki, Pärt, Martin, Barber und Schönberg / Gerhard Pätzig

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    Pätzig, Gerhard

    1995-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Evocatin of the Spirit: A-capella-Werke von Gorecki, Pärt, Martin, Barber und Schönberg. Robert Shaw Festival Singers. Robert Shaw (AD: 1994). Telarc/in-akustik CD 80406 (WD: 72'15")

  10. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis secondary to Varicella zoster infection in a child with Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

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    Gur, Gokce; Cakar, Nilgun; Uncu, Nermin; Ayar, Ganime; Basaran, Ozge; Taktak, Aysel; Koksoy, Adem Yasin; Acar, Banu; Caycı, Fatma Semsa

    2015-04-01

    Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a fatal, hyper-inflammatory syndrome that is characterized by untimely activation of macrophages, and manifests as cytopenia, organ dysfunction, and coagulopathy. Secondary HLH can be associated with infection, drugs, malignancy, and transplantation, and is mostly triggered by infection. Herein, we report the case of a patient with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) who developed severe HLH secondary to Varicella zoster infection. © 2015 Japan Pediatric Society.

  11. Schönheit und andere Provokationen - Eine neue evolutionsbiologische Theorie der Kunst

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    Junker, Thomas

    Die Evolution hat viele spektakuläre Phänomene hervorgebracht - von der Eleganz des Vogelflugs über die gigantischen Körper der Dinosaurier und die farbenprächtige Vielfalt der Korallenriffe bis hin zu ihrem jüngsten Geniestreich - der menschlichen Kunst. Die schönen Künste - Malerei, Bildhauerei und Architektur, Theater, Tanz, Oper und Filmkunst, Musik und Literatur - Produkte der Evolution? Diese Vorstellung mutet vielen Menschen fremd an, aber wie könnte es anders sein? Denn wenn Charles Darwin recht hat, dann sind nicht nur die körperlichen Merkmale der Menschen als Antworten auf die Erfordernisse des Lebens entstanden, sondern auch ihre geistigen Fähigkeiten und Verhaltensweisen. Im Jahr 1859 hatte er auf den letzten Seiten seines berühmten Buches über die Entstehung der Arten eine kühne Prophezeiung gemacht: Durch die Evolutionstheorie werde es "zu einer bemerkenswerten Revolution in der Naturwissenschaft kommen […]. Die Psychologie wird auf die neue Grundlage gestellt, dass jede geistige Kraft und Fähigkeit notwendigerweise durch graduelle Übergänge erworben wird“ (Darwin 1859, S. 484, 488; Junker 2008).

  12. Biological aspects of Tiracola grandirena (Herrich-Schäffer, 1868 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: a polyphagous armyworm

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    Full Text Available We studied the biology of Tiracola grandirena(Herrich-Schäffer, 1868 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Hadeninae at 25 ± 1 °C, 70 ± 10% RH and 14 hours of photo phase. Three experiments, using 150 larvae each, were conducted for the larval stage. In the first, used to assess the duration and survival of all stages, insects were reared individually and fed an artificial diet (Grenee. In the second, individuals were also reared separately, but were fed leaves of 10 plants from different families. In the third, the larvae were not individualised, the food plants were rotated such as to provide three plant species every 48 hours. In the first experiment, the viability of the eggs, larvae, pupae and prepupae was 91.9, 94.7, 32.49 and 43.5%, respectively. The average duration of the egg, larvae, prepupae, pupae and adult were 6.0, 25.3, 25.7, 21.4 and 12.7 days, respectively. The prolonged prepupal period indicates that T. grandirena can develop larval (prepupal diapause. The results of the experiments with different host plants showed that T. grandirena is polyphagous at species, population and individual level.

  13. [Clinical characteristics of Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children].

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    Liu, Li-Jun; Yu, Jing; Li, Yu-Ning

    2015-10-01

    To explore the clinical characteristics of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) in children. The clinical data of 325 hospitalized children who were diagnosed with HSP between June 2012 and June 2014 were analyzed retrospectively. In the 325 children with HSP, the incidence of HSP was higher in winter and spring, with 33.9% and 27.4%, respectively. Infection was the major factor to induce HSP (57.2%). The incidence of renal damage in children with purpura accompanied by abdominal symptoms and children with purpura accompanied by abdominal and joint symptoms was 60.3% and 48.9%, respectively, with statistically significant differences compared with children with purpura alone (Ppurpura nephritis, the pathological grades of IIIa and IIIb were more common, accounting for 28% and 31%, respectively. In 325 children, an increased serum D-dimer level was observed in 260 children (80.0%), an increased peripheral IgA content in 101 children (46.3%), and a decreased CD4+ cell percentage in 62 children (56.4%). A high incidence of HSP is often seen in spring and winter. HSP is often induced by upper respiratory tract infection. Renal damage is more likely to occur in children with digestive tract symptoms, with IIIa and IIIb as the common pathological grades of renal damage.

  14. [Changes in 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 level in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura].

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    Zhang, Yuan-Da; Dong, Qing-Wei; Li, Rong-Min; Ji, Chao-Yu; Chu, Yong-Tao; Ma, Lei; Zhang, Yu

    2017-03-01

    To examine the changes in 25-hydroxyvitamin D 3 [25-(OH)D 3 ] level in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) and its clinical significance. A total of 92 HSP children were included in this study, and were divided into HSP nephritis (HSPN) group (31 cases) and HSP group (61 cases) based on the presence or absence of HSPN. Alternatively, the patients were divided into purpura alone group (22 cases), purpura with joint symptoms group (joint symptom group, 24 cases), purpura with gastrointestinal symptoms group (gastrointestinal symptom group, 20 cases), and purpura with joint and gastrointestinal symptoms (mixed group, 26 cases) based on their clinical symptoms. In addition, 42 healthy children were selected as healthy control group. The level of 25-(OH)D 3 in each group was measured using enzyme-linked immunoassay. The 25-(OH)D 3 level in the HSP and HSPN groups was significantly lower than that in the healthy control group (Ppurpura alone group (P<0.05). The level of 25-(OH)D 3 is reduced in children with HSP, particularly those with HSPN or with joint and gastrointestinal symptoms. Therefore, the reduction in 25-(OH)D 3 level may serve as a predictor of whether HSP is associated with other impairments.

  15. Association of pseudomembranous colitis with Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

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    Hayakawa, Takehiko; Imaeda, Hiroyuki; Nakamura, Mitsuyasu; Komoto, Shunsuke; Maruta, Kazuo; Shiozu, Hidetoshi; Ogata, Haruhiko; Iwao, Yasushi; Ishii, Hiromasa; Hibi, Toshifumi

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    A 79-year-old man was admitted because of cholecystitis that occurred about 40 days after sigmoidectomy had been performed for colonic cancer. Though antibiotics improved his condition, the patient had hematochezia, diarrhea, and left lower abdominal pain. Colonoscopic findings showed multiple ring-like areas of redness and petechiae in the rectosigmoid colon and marked edema from the descending to the transverse colon. The patient then developed purpura on the extensor surfaces of the legs and bilateral gonalgia, and exacerbation of the hematochezia. A second colonoscopy (CS) showed multiple ring-like areas of redness and ecchymosis throughout the colon. The patient was diagnosed with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), and the symptoms were attenuated after the administration of prednisolone. However, diarrhea recurred in about a week; stool culture confirmed Clostridium difficile, and a third CS revealed pseudomembranes throughout the colon. The patient was diagnosed with pseudomembranous colitis (PMC), and the administration of vancomycin attenuated the symptoms. In conclusion, we have reported a rare adult case of PMC that occurred during prednisolone treatment for HSP. The PMC may have been caused by changes in the intestinal bacterial flora after the sigmoidectomy and by the intestinal lesions of HSP, as well as by the administration of antibiotics after the sigmoidectomy and for the treatment of cholecystitis, and by the use of prednisolone for the treatment of the HSP.

  16. Biological aspects of Tiracola grandirena (Herrich-Schäffer, 1868) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): a polyphagous armyworm.

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    Specht, A; Iltchenco, J; Fronza, E; Roque-Specht, V F; Luz, P C; Montezzano, D G

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    We studied the biology of Tiracola grandirena (Herrich-Schäffer, 1868) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Hadeninae) at 25 ± 1 °C, 70 ± 10% RH and 14 hours of photo phase. Three experiments, using 150 larvae each, were conducted for the larval stage. In the first, used to assess the duration and survival of all stages, insects were reared individually and fed an artificial diet (Grenee). In the second, individuals were also reared separately, but were fed leaves of 10 plants from different families. In the third, the larvae were not individualised, the food plants were rotated such as to provide three plant species every 48 hours. In the first experiment, the viability of the eggs, larvae, pupae and prepupae was 91.9, 94.7, 32.49 and 43.5%, respectively. The average duration of the egg, larvae, prepupae, pupae and adult were 6.0, 25.3, 25.7, 21.4 and 12.7 days, respectively. The prolonged prepupal period indicates that T. grandirena can develop larval (prepupal) diapause. The results of the experiments with different host plants showed that T. grandirena is polyphagous at species, population and individual level.

  17. Henoch-Schönlein purpura: a long-term prospective study in Greek children.

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    Fretzayas, Andrew; Sionti, Irini; Moustaki, Maria; Papadimitriou, Anastasios; Nicolaidou, Polyxeni

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    Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a common vasculitis of childhood. The present study, comprising 74 children enrolled during a 9-year period, aimed to delineate the clinical spectrum and the long term follow-up of the disease. Patients were diagnosed strictly on the criteria established by the American College of Rheumatology. The diagnosis was further strengthened by a skin biopsy performed in more than half of cases (42/74), which revealed leukocytoclastic vasculitis in all patients, whereas IgA deposits were found in 37/42 children. There was a predominance of boys (41 males), and the mean age of study population was 5.2 +/- 2.54 years. Palpable purpura was identified in 73/74 children, whereas transient arthritis manifested in 68/74 children. Gastrointestinal blood loss was elicited in 30 children, 11 of whom had also renal involvement. The latter was seen in 19/74 (25.7%) children, and in the long term follow-up (extended to 2004, from 4-12 years, mean duration 7.3 years), 2 children remained with persistent occult hematuria. Relapses occurred in 49 children (66%), and half of them experienced more than 1 recurrence. Arthritis was less common in the relapsed episodes, and this difference was statistically significant (P period. Recurrences often differ to some extent from the initial episode with arthritis being less common with relapses.

  18. Familial Cases of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura in Taiwanese Aborigines

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    Yu-Hung Chen

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    Full Text Available Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP is a disorder whose cause and pathogenesis is unknown; some familial cases of this disease have been reported. The clinical heterogeneity in HSP may be conferred by a number of genetic loci, including the major histocompatibility complex. The racial and genetic factors responsible for the occurrence of the familial cases of HSP in Taiwan are unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the racial and genetic factors in familial HSP cases in Taiwan. We retrospectively collected the HSP cases in our hospital during 2006 through 2010 and observed that familial HSP cases were only in Taroko Aborigines. Six cases of HSP in 3 Taroko families were found, and their human leukocyte antigens (HLA were studied in the tissue typing laboratory of our hospital, to determine the possible association with familial HSP cases in Taiwanese Aborigines. Our results suggest an increased frequency of familial HSP cases with HLA-A24 in Taiwanese Taroko Aborigines. We concluded that racial and genetic predisposition was the possible cause for the familial occurrence of and renal involvement in HSP in Taiwanese Aborigines.

  19. The European saber-toothed cat (Homotherium latidens) found in the "Spear Horizon" at Schöningen (Germany).

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    Serangeli, Jordi; Van Kolfschoten, Thijs; Starkovich, Britt M; Verheijen, Ivo

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    The 300,000 year old Lower Paleolithic site Schöningen 13 II-4 became world famous with the discovery of the oldest well-preserved and complete wooden spears. Through ongoing excavations, new archaeological discoveries of scientific importance are still being made from the same archaeological layer where the spears were found. In this context, remains of a rare carnivore species, the European saber-toothed cat (Homotherium latidens), were recovered. Here we present five teeth and one humerus fragment that are unambiguously from two individual saber-toothed cats. The humerus is a unique specimen; it shows evidence of hominin impacts and use as a percussor. The Homotherium remains from Schöningen are the best documented finds of this species in an archaeological setting and they are amongst the youngest specimens of Homotherium in Europe. The presence of this species as a carnivore competitor would certainly have impacted the lives of late Middle Pleistocene hominins. The discovery illustrates the possible day-to-day challenges that the Schöningen hominins would have faced and suggests that the wooden spears were not necessarily only used for hunting, but possibly also as a weapon for self-defense. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. On 18 December 2004, the President of the Swiss Electro-technical Committee, Martin Reichle (left), presented the award to Helmut Schönbacher.

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    Helmut Schönbacher, previously of CERN's Safety Commission, has received the 1906 Award of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for his standardization work on the influence of ionizing radiation on insulating materials. From 1986 until 2004, Schönbacher led a working group on radiation composed of internationally recognized experts, which edited standards in the IEC 60544 series on the determination of the effects of ionizing radiation on electrically insulating materials.

  1. Henoch-Schönlein purpura in an older man presenting as rectal bleeding and IgA mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis: a case report

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    Howarth Charles B; Jirajariyavej Teeranun; Cheungpasitporn Wisit; Rosen Raquel M

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Introduction Henoch-Schönlein purpura is the most common systemic vasculitis in children. Typical presentations are palpable purpura, abdominal pain, arthritis, and hematuria. This vasculitic syndrome can present as an uncommon cause of rectal bleeding in older patients. We report a case of an older man with Henoch-Schönlein purpura. He presented with rectal bleeding and acute kidney injury secondary to IgA mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis. Case presentation A 75-year-old Pol...

  2. Non-thrombocytopenic purpura in familial Mediterranean fever-comorbidity with Henoch-Schönlein purpura or an additional rare manifestation of familial Mediterranean fever?

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    Ben-Chetrit, Eldad; Yazici, Hasan

    2016-07-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a relatively common vasculitis mainly affecting children. It is characterized by purpuric skin rash, abdominal cramping, and haematuria. Skin biopsies taken from Henoch-Schönlein purpura lesions disclose perivascular IgA deposits. FMF is an autoinflammatory disease characterized by recurrent attacks of fever lasting 2-3 days which resolve spontaneously. Typical manifestations of the disease are peritonitis, pleuritis, pericarditis, arthritis and erysipelas-like erythema usually affecting the lower limbs. Over the years many reviews emphasized the clinical impression that Henoch-Schönlein purpura is more common among FMF patients than in healthy control population. In this review we summarize these reports and show that sometimes Henoch-Schönlein purpura associated with FMF differs from typical isolated Henoch-Schönlein purpura, and this is also the case with polyarteritis nodosa and SpA associated with FMF. It is suggested that these clinical manifestations (polyarteritis nodosa, Henoch-Schönlein purpura and SpA) should be considered to be associated with FMF as part of what we call FMF rather than as co-existing additional separate clinical entities. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society for Rheumatology. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  3. High-dose methylprednisolone pulse therapy for treatment of refractory intestinal involvement caused by Henoch-Schönlein purpura: a case report.

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    Kang, Hyun Sik; Chung, Hee Sup; Kang, Ki-Soo; Han, Kyoung Hee

    2015-03-24

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura is an immunoglobulin A-mediated, small vascular inflammatory disease that can be associated with palpable purpura, arthralgia, abdominal pain, or nephritis. The presence of purpura facilitates the diagnosis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura at the onset of associated symptoms, whereas the absence of purpura makes the diagnosis challenging. It is important to diagnose Henoch-Schönlein purpura with delayed-onset skin purpura to avoid unnecessary surgery for acute abdomen. Most cases of Henoch-Schönlein purpura with severe abdominal pain are treated with low-dose steroids and intravenous immunoglobulin. A 15-year-old Korean girl complained of severe abdominal pain and delayed-onset purpura on admission. Henoch-Schönlein purpura was diagnosed based on endoscopic findings of hemorrhagic duodenitis and duodenal vasculitis and abdominal computed tomography findings of edematous bowels. Two common initial treatments, a low-dose steroid and intravenous immunoglobulin, were administered, but there was no improvement for 1 month. Subsequently, we used high-dose intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy (30 mg/kg/day, with a maximum of 1g/day), which dramatically alleviated her abdominal symptoms. High-dose intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy can be used as the ultimate treatment for delayed-onset Henoch-Schönlein purpura with severe abdominal pain when symptoms do not improve after low-dose steroid and intravenous immunoglobulin treatments.

  4. Prevalence and Characteristics of Nonblanching, Palpable Skin Lesions With a Linear Pattern in Children With Henoch-Schönlein Syndrome.

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    Milani, Gregorio P; Lava, Sebastiano A G; Ramelli, Vera; Bianchetti, Mario G

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    Linear nonblanching skin lesions are thought to occur very rarely in patients with Henoch-Schönlein syndrome. To examine the prevalence and characteristics of linear nonblanching skin lesions in children with Henoch-Schönlein syndrome. A prospective case series was conducted at the ambulatory practice of a hospitalist between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2015, among 31 consecutive children with Henoch-Schönlein syndrome. Thirty-one consecutive children affected with Henoch-Schönlein syndrome who were from 3.0 to 12.0 years of age (median age, 6.2 years). Children with Henoch-Schönlein syndrome underwent a careful, structured skin examination established in advance with emphasis on the presence of palpable lesions with a linear pattern. Among the 31 children in the study (12 girls and 19 boys; median age, 6.2 years [range, 3.0-12.0 years]), 8 (26%) had linear lesions on the legs, groin, waistline, wrists, or forearms. Patients with or without linear lesions did not differ significantly with respect to sex, age, and cutaneous, abdominal, articular, or renal involvement. This study illustrates the prevalence and characteristics of linear skin lesions in patients with Henoch-Schönlein syndrome. Patients with symptoms suggestive of this vasculitis should be evaluated for the presence of nonblanching, palpable lesions with a linear pattern.

  5. Discrete fracture network modelling of Groß Schönebeck stimulation treatment

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    Urpi, L.; Zimmermann, G.; Blöcher, G.; van Wees, J. D. A. M.; Wassing, B.

    2012-04-01

    Microseismic events associated to geothermal reservoir are recorded before, during and after the establishment of an Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS). Differentiating recorded seismicity between natural and induced can be ambiguous, but reservoir response to stimulations treatment can be modelled and give useful insights in designing treatment. Our model reproduces the stimulation treatment done at Groß Schönebeck reservoir. The stimulation target was the volcanic layer of the Rotliegend formation at 4km depth. The treatment increased by a factor 22 the productivity index (volume of fluid produced per unit of time per drawdown) of the reservoir, while recorded seismicity was lower than expected (Bottom hole injection pressure was over the minimum stress, therefore we expect fracture opening due to both tensile and shearing opening. The interaction between a primary fracture initiating from the wellbore due to the injection and the secondary discrete fracture network (DFN) has been modelled with a hydraulic fracturing simulator. The DFN has been populated on the basis of available borehole data and lithological properties determined from rock sample analysis. Heat transfer has been computed since the temperature difference between injected fluid and reservoir rocks is over 100°C, inducing thermoelastic stresses around the the fractures. The model shows the importance of the natural fracture network, perturbing the reservoir state at distance in direction parallel to the minimum stress. Results are compared with commercial tensile and shear fracture models, which are compatible in term of predicting increased productivity of the well. We justify the absence of larger magnitude events after shut-in with the low natural seismicity and the high overpressure required to bring critically stressed faults to failure. We will calculate seismic rate, on a probabilistic approach basis, due to varying pore pressure and thermal stresses.

  6. Obesity increases the risk of renal involvement in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

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    Zhao, Yong-Li; Liu, Zheng-Juan; Bai, Xue-Mei; Wang, Yu-Chuan; Li, Guo-Hua; Yan, Xue-Yan

    2015-10-01

    The main aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between obesity and renal involvement in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). A retrospective study of 141 pediatric patients with HSP was conducted in our hospital. The clinical data of all patients were collected from the electronic medical record management system from January 2010 to June 2014. The possible risk factors of renal involvement, especially obesity, were analyzed using univariate and multivariate analyses. Renal involvement occurred in 45/141 of the patients. A univariate analysis showed that an age more than 7 years at onset, persistent purpura, obesity, time from symptoms onset to diagnosis more than 14 days, and decreased C3 all increased the risk of renal involvement in HSP. The forward stepwise logistic regression analysis indicated obesity (odds ratio (OR) 4.43, 95 % confidence interval (CI) 1.896 to 10.358), age more than 7 years at onset (OR 2.81, 95 % CI 1.142 to 6.907), and persistent purpura (OR 2.57, 95 % CI 1.119 to 5.909) were independent risk factors for renal involvement. Our results show that obesity can increase the hazard of renal involvement in children with HSP and reconfirm that older age at onset and persistent purpura are the independent risk factors for renal involvement. • There have been some reports that obesity was associated with the development of renal injury. • It is not clear whether obesity can increase the risk of renal involvement in children with HSP. What is New: • The main finding of this study is that obesity can increase the hazard of renal involvement in children with HSP.

  7. A mountain river sediment cascade and its controls: the Schöttlbach torrent, Styria

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    Lutzmann, Silke; Stangl, Johannes; Sass, Oliver

    2017-04-01

    Steep alpine headwater torrents are characterized by episodic heavy floods and bedload pulses triggered by local high-intensity mountain rainstorms. They frequently pose serious risks and damage in the densely populated East Alpine Region. It is important to understand where critical sediments are mobilized, how much bedload is delivered to the outlet and what controls the variability. We present a concept to quantify the sediment cascade's components and influencing factors for the Schöttlbach torrent - a 71 km2 non-glaciated catchment in the Niedere Tauern mountain Range in Styria, Austria. Geomorphic mapping is used to identify primary bedload sources on slope as well as patterns of lithology, slope-channel coupling and vegetation conditioning erosion intensity. We apply modern near-range measuring techniques (TLS, Structure from Motion) to monitor erosion rates from representative erosion sites and sediment delivery rates at the outlet since 2014. These measurements are interpreted based on the geomorphic map to derive a catchment-wide seasonal sediment budget. To explain seasonal variations we evaluate precipitation and discharge data from a dense station network as storm precipitation and runoff events are the main triggers of torrent sediment mobilization. Torrent reaches in instable glaciofluvial sediments of the last glaciation show high average erosion rates of ca. 0.08 m/a from 2014 to 2016 surpassing rates in deeply weathered bedrock reaches by an order of magnitude (approx. 0.006 m/a). We model a torrent-wide erosion volume of 2000 m3/a opposing an output of 7000 m3/a in that period. We attribute parts of this discrepancy to a sediment wave reworking signal of an extreme flood event in 2011.

  8. The profile of adult onset Henoch-Schönlein purpura in an Asian population.

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    Yong, Adeline Mei-Yen; Lee, Shan-Xian; Tay, Yong-Kwang

    2015-11-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is less common in adults and has been linked with a more severe clinical syndrome as well as a higher frequency of renal disease and internal malignancy. Renal involvement in adult HSP has been significantly associated with antecedent infections, pyrexia at time of first presentation, and purpura above the waist. We aim to evaluate the frequency of cutaneous and extra-cutaneous features and identify the predictive factors for renal involvement in Asian adults with HSP. We performed a retrospective study of 48 adult Asian patients diagnosed with HSP based on the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) criteria at a tertiary hospital in Singapore between January 2000 and December 2011. The most common cutaneous manifestations were palpable purpura (73%), papules (31%), and petechiae (27%). Forty-percent had cutaneous lesions extending above the waist. Fifteen patients (31%) had gastrointestinal symptoms, 21 (44%) had joint involvement, and 27 (56%) had renal disease. Seventy-percent of patients with pyrexia at presentation experienced renal disease, whereas only 30% without pyrexia had renal involvement (P = 0.018). Sixty-six percent of patients with purpura had renal involvement as compared to 31% in those without purpura (P = 0.049). The frequency of renal involvement in patients with purpura above the waist (52%) was similar to those with purpura below the waist (55%). Our study confirms that HSP in adults tends to be more severe with a high incidence of extracutaneous manifestations, especially renal disease. Pyrexia at presentation and the presence of purpura were significant predictive factors for renal involvement. © 2015 The International Society of Dermatology.

  9. [Retrospective analysis on 337 cases of 
Henoch-Schönlein purpura].

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    Zhao, Lijun; Li, Yaping

    2017-01-28

    To determine differences in incidence, causes, clinical manifestation,prognosis between children and adults in patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP).
 Methods: We retrospectively analyzed clinical data of 337 patients who hospitalized in the Department of Dermatology, Peace Hospital affiliated to Changzhi Medical College from Feb. 2013 to Jan. 2016. All patients were divided into two groups by age: a child group (patients were less than 14 years old) and an adult group (patients were more than or equal to 14 years old). The incidence, inducement, and recovery rates were compared between 2 groups.
 Results: There were 195 (57.86%) children and 142 (42.14%) adults in all subjects, and 143 (42.43%) were less than 10 years old. The incidence of HSP in children in autumn and winter was higher than that in adults (Ppurpura relapsed more than 3 times, and overexpression of anti-streptolysin O(ASO) were high risk factors for the HSP kidney damage (P<0.05). Increased white blood cell count, high percentage of neutrophil, and increased platelet count were independent risk factors for gastrointestinal symptoms (P<0.05). The curative rates for children were higher than those of adults (P<0.05) and curative rates of patients without kidney damage were higher than those in patients with kidney damage (P<0.05).
 Conclusion: HSP mainly occurs in children, especially in those under 10 years old. Compared with adult patients, children with HSP are easy to be induced by upper respiratory tract infection, with relatively mild renal damage and better prognosis.

  10. Henoch-Schönlein purpura in childhood: Review of 214 patients

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    İlhan Tan

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Due to involvement of various systems andclinical variety of in Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP, inthis study, it was aimed to investigate clinical and laboratoryfeatures of children with HSP.Materials and methods: Hospital records of 214 childrenwith HSP followed up between 2000 and 2007 at DicleUniversity Hospital Pediatrics Clinics were retrospectivelyevaluated. Diagnosis was made based on the HSP criteriaof American College of Rheumatology. Age, gender,clinical findings, laboratory variables, applied treatments,and outcome were recorded.Results: Totally 214 HSP patients (121 male, 93 femalewith the mean age of 9.0 ± 3.2 years (range, 2-16 wereincluded. There was a history of upper respiratory tractinfection in 136 children (63.6%. There was abdominalpain in 62.1% of patients, vomiting in 22.1%, and occultblood in stool or melena in 25.4%. Three patients underwentoperation due to intusception. Joint involvementwas seen in 117 (54.7% and craniofacial edema in 73(34.3% of patients. Renal involvement as hematuria wasseen in 63 (29.4% children, proteinuria in 57 (26.6%,leukocyturia (9.8%, and nephritic/nephritic proteinuria infive patients. Increased IgA and C3 levels were found in35 (16.0% and 41 (19.3%, respectively; and decreasedC3 in 23 (10.7%. Benzathine penicillin and penicillin Vwere used in 114 (53.5% of children, non-steroidal antiinflammatorydrugs in 128 (59.8% and parenteral/oralcorticosteroids in 86 (40.2%. Immonusuppressives weregiven to 5 patients with nephrotic proteinuria following renalbiopsy.Conclusions: Gastrointestinal and renal involvement inchildren with HSP, rarely lead to major complications. JClin Exp Invest 2012; 3(1: 91-95

  11. Cajal, Golgi, Nansen, Schäfer and the neuron doctrine.

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    Bock, Ortwin

    2013-12-01

    The Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine of 1906 was shared by the Italian Camillo Golgi and the Spaniard Santiago Ramón y Cajal for their contributions to the knowledge of the micro-anatomy of the central nervous system. In his Nobel Lecture, Golgi defended the going-out-of-favour Reticular Theory, which stated that the nerve cells--or neurons--are fused together to form a diffuse network. Reticularists like Golgi insisted that the axons physically join one nerve cell to another. In contrast, Cajal in his lecture said that his own studies confirmed the observations of others that the neurons are independent of one another, a fact which is the anatomical basis of the now-accepted Neuron Doctrine (Theory). This much is well documented. Less well known, however, is the fact that evidence against the Reticular Theory had been mounting for some time prior to the Nobel Lecture. The Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen had reported in 1887 that, in his studies of the primitive creatures he studied in the sea near Bergen, he found no connections between the processes of the ganglion cells in their nervous systems. Nor is it adequately appreciated that ten years earlier, in 1877, the Englishman Edward Schäfer had similarly described seeing no connections between the nerve elements in the mantles of the jellyfish. This paper begins by charting the research that led directly to the awarding of the 1906 Nobel Prize. It then shows that long before the ultimate vindication of the Neuron Doctrine, researchers in several countries had been accumulating evidence that undermined or contradicted the Reticular Theory. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Popular Science and Apocalyptic Narrative in Frank Schätzing’s The Swarm

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    Gabriele Dürbeck

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyses the use of the rhetoric of the Apocalypse and the concept of nature's revenge in Frank Schätzing's eco-thriller The Swarm. Ecocritical research has identified these narrative patterns as characteristic of contemporary environmental literature. In The Swarm, the apocalyptical rhetoric fulfils the double function of providing thrill and pleasure to the readers and warning them about imminent environmental peril, thereby combining conventions from the two genres of eco-thriller and science fiction. Contrasting reviews have described the novel as either enlightening or pseudo-religious. This ambivalence is the effect of various strategies employed to popularise scientific knowledge in the novel. The narrative embraces various scientific fields, for example the depiction of a network in contrast to swarm theory. The key conflict in the story embodies conflicting concepts of nature - anthropocentric vs. eco-systemic - which are represented by two contrasting groups of characters: one aiming to extinguish the alien superorganism that attacks the human race, the other aspiring to integrate the alien organism into the human world and propagating a holistic view of the Earth. The concepts of a 'tragic' and a 'comical apocalypse' correspond to the double closure which first features a show-down, the annihilation of the 'bad' characters, and then, in the epilogue, a warning message delivered by a 'good' character which confirms - in contrast to, for example, Michael Crichton's State of Fear - the ongoing environmental crisis. Although the epilogue extensively appeals to the human ability to rethink attitudes towards nature, the novel's support for environmental concerns is limited, not only because this message remains rather abstract but also because the vision of a reconciled, pseudo-religious ecosystem as a holistic superorganism has a highly ambivalent meaning for humanity.

  13. Henoch-Schönlein purpura outcome in children: A ten-year clinical study

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    Spasojević-Dimitrijeva Brankica

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP is the most common vasculitis of childhood. It is characterized by symptoms including nonthrombocytopenic purpura, abdominal pain, haematuria/proteinuria, and arthralgia/arthritis. The pleiomorphism of clinical signs in HSP could be confused with other conditions or other vasculitis forms. Objective. Evaluation of HSP clinical presentation, the onset and severity of renal manifestation in affected children and their outcome. Methods. A retrospective study of 49 patients diagnosed with HSP was conducted from September 1999 to September 2009. Children with severe renal manifestations (nephrotic range proteinuria, with or without nephrotic or nephritic syndrome have undergone kidney biopsy. Results. Twenty-five patients developed renal manifestations after onset of the disease. In our study child’s older age was a risk factor for association with HSP nephritis. Six of the patients required kidney biopsy. They were successfully treated with various immunosuppressive protocols, as well as three of nine patients with nephrotic range proteinuria. Two patients developed most severe form of HSP nephritis, nephrotic-nephritic syndrome with histology grade IIIb/IVb. During the study period (average follow-up 6 years, all patients had a normal global renal function with mild proteinuria in only two cases. The prognosis of renal involvement was better than reports from other patient series. Conclusion. Long-term morbidity of HSP is predominantly attributed to renal involvement. During the study period, no patient had renal insufficiency or end stage renal disease after various combinations of immunosuppressive treatment. It is recommended that patients with HSP nephritis are followed for longer periods of time with a regular measurement of renal function and proteinuria.

  14. Effect of a novel NOP receptor agonist (SCH 225288) on guinea pig irritant-evoked, feline mechanically induced and canine infectious tracheobronchitis cough.

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    McLeod, Robbie L; Tulshian, Deen B; Ho, Ginny D; Fernandez, Xiomara; Bolser, Donald C; Parra, Leonard E; Zimmer, Jennifer C; Erickson, Christine H; Fawzi, Ahmad B; Jayappa, Huchappa; Lehr, Craig; Erskine, Jason; Smith-Torhan, April; Zhang, Hongtao; Hey, John A

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    Previous studies have demonstrated that nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ), the endogenous peptide ligand for the G-protein-coupled NOP receptor, inhibits cough in experimental models. SCH 225288 is a nonpeptide, orally active NOP agonist that may provide the foundation for the development of novel treatments for cough. First we characterized the selectivity of SCH 225288 in human receptor binding assays. Afterwards, the antitussive activity of SCH 225288 was studied in three mechanistically distinct cough models. Specifically, we observed the cough-suppressant effect of SCH 225288 in a guinea pig capsaicin irritant-evoked cough model, a feline mechanically induced cough model and finally in a canine Bordetella bronchiseptica disease model. SCH 225288 selectively binds human NOP receptor (K(i) = 0.38 +/- 0.02 nmol/l) over classical opioid receptors (COR). In a guinea pig capsaicin cough model, SCH 225288 (0.1-1 mg/kg) suppressed cough at 2, 4, and 6 h after oral administration. The antitussive effect of SCH 225288 (3.0 mg/kg, p.o.) was blocked by the NOP antagonist J113397 (12 mg/kg, i.p.) but not by the classical opioid receptor (COR) antagonist, naltrexone (3.0 mg/kg, i.p.). In the anesthetized cat, we evaluated the effects of SCH 225288 given either intravenously or via the intravertebral artery against the increases in cough number and respiratory expiratory and inspiratory muscle (rectus abdominis and parasternal) electromyographic (EMG) activities due to perturbations of the intrathoracic trachea. SCH 225288 (0.03-3.0 mg/kg, i.v.) inhibited both cough number and abdominal EMG amplitudes. Similarly, SCH 225288 (0.001-0.3 mg/kg) administered intra-arterially also diminished cough number and abdominal EMG amplitudes. No significant effect of the drug was noted on parasternal EMG activity. Finally, we studied the antitussive actions of SCH 225288 (1.0 mg/kg) in a canine B. bronchiseptica disease model. In this model, dogs were challenged intranasally with B

  15. Qualitative Research in Organizational Studies: Phenomenological Contributions of Alfred Schütz Pesquisa Qualitativa nos Estudos Organizacionais: Contribuições Fenomenológicas de Alfred Schütz

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    Fernando Gomes de Paiva Júnior

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    Full Text Available Modern science is in crisis. Today, we live in a scientific paradigm transition motivated by differences and complexities. In the organizational field, qualitative research emerges as a methodological alternative to the researcher. It aids the contemporary understanding of the actor involved with the management phenomenon, as it reveals his/her impressions and feelings related to personal and professional lived experiences. The interpretative approach of Alfred Schütz's social phenomenology constitutes one of the variants of the phenomenological movement that makes knowledge of essences possible, and constitutes a type of "intelligible armor" of the organizational being's understanding, which has its structure and specific laws.

  16. Acute penile pain and swelling in a 4-year-old child with Henoch-Schönlein purpura

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    Tewary, Kishor Kumar; Khodaghalian, Bernadette; Narchi, Hassib

    2015-01-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis found in children. It usually affects the small vessels of the skin, joints, gastrointestinal tract and, more rarely, kidneys, brain, lungs and genitalia. Apart from classical presentation with purpuric rashes around buttocks and lower extremities, features such as arthralgia, abdominal pain, haematuria and proteinuria as well as scrotal swelling have been described in the literature. Penile involvement is rare and is not commonly described. We describe a child with HSP who developed penile involvement. We review the literature of all the cases reported in detail, in order to highlight useful clinical presentation, management and prognosis of this rare manifestation. PMID:25858918

  17. Henoch-Schönlein purpura complicated by acalculous cholecystitis and intussusception, and following recurrence with appendicitis.

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    Özkaya, Ahmet Kağan; Güler, Ekrem; Çetinkaya, Ahmet; Karakaya, Ali Erdal; Göksügür, Yalçın; Katı, Ömer; Güler, Ahmet Gökhan; Davutoğlu, Mehmet

    2016-05-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common childhood systemic vasculitis. Gastro-intestinal involvement occurs in two-thirds of patients. The characteristic skin lesions generally precede abdominal symptoms or present concurrently. A 7-year-old boy presented with intussusception and acalculous cholecystitis and had a cholecystectomy. Two weeks later he was re-admitted with features typical of HSP which responded to corticosteroids. Eleven months later he presented with abdominal pain and recurrence of HSP and, at laparotomy, there was acute appendicitis. This is the first case of a child presenting with HSP complicated by acalculous cholecystitis.

  18. Henoch-Schönlein purpura without systemic involvement beginning with acute scrotum and mimicking torsion of testis

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    Levent Verim

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP is the most common systemic vasculitis in children. Typical presentations of HSP are palpable purpura of the small vessels in the hips and lower limbs, abdominal pain, arthritis, and hematuria. Scrotal involvement manifested by the presence of scrotal pain and swelling during the course of the disease is rarely seen. HSP without systemic involvement with acute scrotum mimicking testicular torsion is even rare in the medical literature. In most cases, patients with this disease achieve complete recovery. Herein, we report an interesting HSP case with skin symptoms but without systemic involvement and then progression to acute scrotum resembling torsion of testis.

  19. Der Plan des ersten Lehrstuhls für Schöne Wissenschaften in der Habsburger Monarchie

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    This article considers Karl Heinrich Seibt’s (1735–1806) plan for a course in aesthetics at Prague University. First, using archive materials, it presents an historical introduction to the establishment of the chair in 1763. Michael Wögerbauer then compares the linguistic ‘modernity’of the manuscript-draft of the syllabus (1763) with the printed version (1764), and Tomáš Hlobil analyses the concept of the schöne Wissenschaften, which Seibt used in the two texts in four different ways....

  20. O efeito da alteração da posição natural da cabeça (PNC sobre as medidas cefalométricas The effect of the alteration the natural head position (NHP on the cephalometric measurements

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou estudar as alterações das grandezas cefalométricas utilizadas em cefalometria, quando a posição natural da cabeça (PNC modifica-se durante a tomada da telerradiografia, sua influência no diagnóstico ortodôntico, sua precisão e reprodutibilidade em tomadas radiográficas sucessivas. Analisou-se 180 telerradiografias, tomadas em norma lateral, de 30 pacientes do gênero feminino com idade média de 21,3 anos obtidas em duas séries de tomadas radiográficas com intervalo de 15 dias entre as séries. Registrou-se em cada série a PNC, a PNC acrescida de 5 graus e a PNC com flexão de 5 graus de cada paciente. Os resultados obtidos demonstraram que as grandezas lineares S-N, ENA-ENP, Co-Gn, Go-Gn, e as angulares SNA, ANB, PP.GoGn, 1.PP, IMPA, 1.1, SN.VER e HF.VER não apresentaram alterações estatisticamente significantes entre as posições estudadas e entre as séries de tomadas radiográficas, mas as de SNB, SN.GoGn, FMA, SN.PP, Ângulo Z e Co-Go apresentaram alterações estatisticamente significantes. Concluiu-se que as medidas angulares e lineares avaliadas não apresentaram alterações significantes quando a PNC modificou-se dentro da faixa de variação angular estudada, o que não conduziu a diagnósticos ou interpretações duvidosas. Devido à baixa variação das angulações dos ângulos SN.VER e HF.VER demonstrou-se que a utilização da Unidade Orientadora de Posicionamento, apresentada neste trabalho, permite a reprodutibilidade da posição natural da cabeça com grande confiabilidade dentro de uma faixa de variação da PNC em + 5º.This work aimed to study the alterations of angular and linear cephalometrics measurements used in cephalometry, when the natural head position (NHP is modified during the taking of cephalometric radiography, its influence in the orthodontic diagnosis, and the reliability and reproducibility of NHP for successive radiographs. One hundred and eighty cephalometrics

  1. Ciência e tecnologia no Brasil Imperial Guilherme Schüch, Barão de Capanema (1824-1908 Science and technology in Imperial Brazil Guilherme Schüch, Baron of Capanema (1824-1908

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    Silvia Fernanda de Mendonça Figueirôa

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    Full Text Available O engenheiro e naturalista Guilherme Schüch de Capanema foi, sem dúvida, um expoente da elite Imperial. Circulou por importantes espaços institucionais científicos e técnicos, tendo atuado de forma bastante significativa para a implementação de uma cultura técnico-científica no Brasil e o conseqüente fortalecimento da engenharia e dos engenheiros. Entretanto, Capanema ainda permanece, assim como quase todos os cientistas do Segundo Império, um "desconhecido mal conhecido". O presente trabalho, contudo, não se propõe fazer sua extensa biografia, mas analisar e ressaltar aspectos de sua obra, relacionandoos a sua formação universitária e a sua prática enquanto engenheiro e naturalista.Guilherme Schüch de Capanema was a prominent member of the Brazilian imperial elite. He belonged to several important institutional loci giving his valuable contribution to the implementation of a technical-scientific culture in Brazil, and therefore to the strengthening of both the field of engineering and the engineers. However, Capanema still remains an .unknown not well known., as do the majority of the scientists of the Second Empire. This paper analyzes and stresses aspects of his professional and academic life, related to his university education, and to his practice as engineer and naturalist.

  2. Atmospheric chemistry of dimethyl sulfide. Kinetics of the CH3SCH2O2 + NO2 reaction in the gas phase at 296 K

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    Nielsen, O.J.; Sehested, J.; Wallington, T.J.

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    The pulse radiolysis of SF6/CH3SCH3/O-2/NO2 gas mixtures was used to generate CH3SCH2O2 radicals in the presence of NO2. By monitoring the rate of NO2 decay using its absorption at 400 nm, rate constants for the reaction of CH3SCH2O2 radicals with NO2 were measured to be (9.2 +/- 0.9) x 10(-12) a......(-12) and (7.1 +/- 0.9) X 10(-12) cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1) at room temperature in 1000 and 300 mbar of SF6 diluent, respectively. Results are discussed with respect to the atmospheric chemistry of dimethyl sulfide....

  3. Huiles usagées : schémas IFP de raraffinage Ifp Flowsheets for Rerefining Used Oils

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    Audibert F.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Tout bailleur de licence de procédés de reraffinage des huiles doit rester averti des multiples problèmes concernant ce sujet. Le schéma proposé doit assurer la flexibilité requise du fait des qualités variables de charges et de la législation sur l'environnement. Les schémas complets proposés par l'Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP comprennent un premier flash, une purification physique en profondeur et une étape de raffinage adaptée à la demande locale. Des détails sont donnés sur chaque séquence ainsi que les analyses des produits. Any licensor must be aware of the problems involved in the rerefining of used ails. The proposed flowsheet should ensure the desired flexibility with regard ta feedstockquality variations and environmental - regulation requirements. The complete flowsheets proposed by Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP include a first flash, an in-depth physical purification and a refining step adapted to the local demands. Details are given for each séquence along with product analyses.

  4. Relevance in print of law of administrative regulations according to paragraph 48 BImSchG in the licensing procedure

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    The author discusses in great detail the legal problem of administrative regulations according to paragraph 48 of the Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz, BImSchG (Federal Act for the prevention of immissions) and their relevance in point of law in licensing procedures. He very carefully and skilfully presents the different opinions stated in the precedents and by the body of doctrine and quite convincingly explains why he rejects the doctrine of allowing the administration some latitude in their judgement, and thus the doctrine of the defensible opinion with regard to the examination by the court of undefined legal terms. According to the auther's view, the administrative regulations should be regarded as anticipated expert opinions because of the way they are drawn up and because of the way the relevant committees setting up the rules are constituted, i.e. they can serve as a basis for judical decisions. In this connection the author points out that in any case it is left to the court's decisions whether a non-formal expert opinion is deemed to be sufficient, or whether the rules of procedure require a formal expert opinion. Furthermore, several ways of enhancing the binding effect of the administrative regulations pursuant to paragraph 48 of the BImSchG by means of legislatory measures are shown. (UN) [de

  5. Labelling and biological evaluation of [{sup 11}C]methoxy-Sch225336: a radioligand for the cannabinoid-type 2 receptor

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    Evens, Nele [Laboratory for Radiopharmacy, K.U.Leuven, Leuven 3000 (Belgium); Bosier, Barbara [Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Radiopharmacy, U.C.L., Brussels 1200 (Belgium); Lavey, Brian J.; Kozlowski, Joseph A. [Schering Plough Research Institute, Kenilworth, NJ 07033 (United States); Vermaelen, Peter [Division of Nuclear Medicine, K.U.Leuven, Leuven 3000 (Belgium); Baudemprez, Luc; Busson, Roger [Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry, K.U.Leuven, Leuven 3000 (Belgium); Lambert, Didier M. [Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Radiopharmacy, U.C.L., Brussels 1200 (Belgium); Van Laere, Koen [Division of Nuclear Medicine, K.U.Leuven, Leuven 3000 (Belgium); Verbruggen, Alfons M. [Laboratory for Radiopharmacy, K.U.Leuven, Leuven 3000 (Belgium); Bormans, Guy M. [Laboratory for Radiopharmacy, K.U.Leuven, Leuven 3000 (Belgium)], E-mail: guy.bormans@pharm.kuleuven.be

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    Introduction: The cannabinoid type 2 receptor (CB{sub 2} receptor) is part of the endocannabinoid system and has been suggested as mediator of a number of central and peripheral inflammatory processes. In the present study, we have synthesized N-[(1s)-1-[4-[[4-methoxy-2-[(4-[{sup 11}C]methoxyphenyl)sulfonyl) -phenyl]sulfonyl] phenyl]ethyl]methanesulfonamide ([{sup 11}C]methoxy-Sch225336) and evaluated this new tracer agent as a potential positron emission tomography radioligand for the in vivo visualization of CB{sub 2} receptors. Methods: Sch225336 was demethylated and the resulting phenol precursor was radiolabelled with a carbon-11 methyl group by methylation using [{sup 11}C]methyl iodide, followed by purification by high-performance liquid chromatography. The log P of [{sup 11}C]methoxy-Sch225336 and its biodistribution in normal mice were determined. Enhancement of brain uptake by inhibition of blood-brain barrier (BBB) efflux transporters was studied. Mouse plasma was analysed to quantify the formation of radiometabolites. The affinity of Sch225336 for the human cannabinoid type 1 and type 2 receptor was determined. Results: [{sup 11}C]methoxy-Sch225336 was obtained with a decay corrected radiochemical yield of about 30% and a specific activity of 88.8 GBq/{mu}mol (end of synthesis). After intravenous injection in mice, the compound is rapidly cleared from the blood through the hepatobiliary pathway and does not show particular retention in any of the major organs. Polar metabolites were found in mouse plasma. Brain uptake was low despite the favourable log P value of 2.15, which is partly due to efflux by BBB pumps. Conclusion: [{sup 11}C]methoxy-Sch225336 is a good candidate for in vivo imaging of the CB{sub 2} receptor, although the low blood-brain barrier penetration limits its potential for central nervous system imaging.

  6. Ancient hunters, modern butchers : Schöningen 13II - 4, a kill-butchery site dating from the northwest European Lower Palaeolithic

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    Voormolen, Boudewijn

    2008-01-01

    The PhD thesis Ancient Hunters, Modern Butchers presents a first detailed study of bone material found together with spectacularly preserved wooden spears at the Lower Palaeolithic site of Schöningen 13II-4, in Germany. Analysis of a large sample of bone remains from this site revealed data being

  7. Muusikamaailm : Lahkumiskingitus Udo Zimmermannile. Haitinki esimene "Tristan ja Isolde". Uusooper Garcia Lorca järgi. Schönbergi esietendus Viinis (!) / Priit Kuusk

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    Kuusk, Priit, 1938-

    2000-01-01

    U. Zimmermann lahkub Leipzigi Ooperi juhi ja dirigendi kohalt ja asub Deutsche Operi etteotsa Berliinis. B. Haitink juhatab Londoni Kuninglikus Ooperis esmakordselt "Tristani ja Isolde" etendust. A. Reimanni uusooperist "Bernarda Alba maja". A. Schönbergi oratooriumi "Jakobsleiter" esietendusest Viini Riigiooperis

  8. Sediment budgets of unglaciated alpine catchments - the example of the Johnsbach and Schöttlbach valleys in Styria

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    Sass, Oliver; Rascher, Eric; Stangl, Johannes; Lutzmann, Silke

    2017-04-01

    Extensive research has been performed in glacier forefields and in glaciated catchments in order to predict their future behaviour in a warming climate. However, the majority of medium-scale torrential catchments in the European Alps are non-glaciated and their response to disturbance events (e.g. changing climate) is more subtle and hard to predict. We report from two torrential catchments in the Eastern Alps, the Johnsbach and the Schöttlbach valleys, that have been monitored for several years. The catchments are located in Styria (Austria) and are remarkably similar in terms of size (60-70 km3) and elevation (600/800 - 2400 m). The main difference is the geological setting of the sediment delivering areas which is limestone and brittle dolomite at Johnsbach, and a prominent late-pleistocene valley fill at Schöttlbach, respectively. Slope processes in both areas were monitored by means of repeated TLS surveys of active slope and channel areas and by ALS and/or UAV surveys. Fluvial transport in the main channels was measured using Helly-Smith samplers and recorded continuously by means of new developed, low-budget sediment impact sensors (SIS). In both areas, the catchment output was quantified: by regular surveys of a retention basin at Schöttlbach and by a bedload measurement station (geophone sill) at Johnsbach. The results show that at Johnsbach, the sediment source areas are active tributary trenches in the lower third of the catchment. The sediments derive from brittle dolomite rockwalls and are transported to the main river episodically during rainstorm events. In a 2-yr period, 7400 m3 yr-1 were eroded in the surveyed areas and 9900 m3 yr-1 m3 yr-1 were deposited; of this amount, only a minor portion of 650 m3 yr-1 reached the Johnsbach River. The degree of coupling between tributaries and creek is strongly influenced by anthropogenic measures, e.g. former disturbance by gravel mining and undersized bridge openings. Besides limited bank erosion

  9. Quantifying fluvial sediment transport in a mountain catchment (Schöttlbach, Styria) using sediment impact sensors

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    Stangl, Johannes; Sass, Oliver; Schneider, Josef; Harb, Gabriele

    2013-04-01

    Sediment transport in river systems, being the output of geomorphic processes in the catchment, is a recurrent problem for geomorphological sediment budget studies, natural hazard assessment and river engineering. Sediment budgets of alpine catchments are likely to be modified by changing total precipitation and the probability of heavy precipitation events in the context of climate change, even if projections of precipitation change for Austria and the entire Alpine region are still very uncertain. Effective sediment management requires profound knowledge on the sediment cascade in the head-waters. However, bedload measurements at alpine rivers or torrents are rare; in Styria, they are altogether missing. Due to a three hour heavy rainfall event on 07-Jul 2011, which caused cata-strophic flooding with massive damage in the city of Oberwölz and its surrounding, we chose the catchment area of the Schöttlbach in the upper Mur river valley in Styria (Austria) as our study area. In the framework of the ClimCatch project, we intend to develop a conceptual model of coupled and decoupled sediment routing to quantify the most prominent sediment fluxes and sediment sinks, combining up-to-date geomorphological and river engineering techniques. Repeated Airborne Laser Scans will provide an overview of ongoing processes, diachronous TLS surveys (cut-and-fill analysis), ground-penetrating radar and 2D-geoelectric surveys should quantity the most important mass fluxes on the slopes and in the channels and derive a quantitative sediment budget, including the volume of temporary sediment stores. Besides quantifying slope processes, sediment sinks and total sediment output, the sediment trans-port in the torrents is of particular interest. We use sediment impact sensors (SIS) which were in-stalled in several river sections in the main stretch of the Schöttlbach and in its tributaries. The SIS mainly consists of two parts connected by a coated cable, the steel shell with the

  10. Acute penile pain and swelling in a 4-year-old child with Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

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    Tewary, Kishor Kumar; Khodaghalian, Bernadette; Narchi, Hassib

    2015-04-09

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis found in children. It usually affects the small vessels of the skin, joints, gastrointestinal tract and, more rarely, kidneys, brain, lungs and genitalia. Apart from classical presentation with purpuric rashes around buttocks and lower extremities, features such as arthralgia, abdominal pain, haematuria and proteinuria as well as scrotal swelling have been described in the literature. Penile involvement is rare and is not commonly described. We describe a child with HSP who developed penile involvement. We review the literature of all the cases reported in detail, in order to highlight useful clinical presentation, management and prognosis of this rare manifestation. 2015 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.

  11. Clinical features and outcomes of diffuse endocapillary proliferation Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis in children

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcomes of childhood diffuse endocapillary proliferation Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (DEP-HSPN in response to early diagnosis and prompt treatment. METHODS: Eleven cases of DEP-HSPN in children were investigated in comparison to HSPN without diffuse endocapillary proliferation (non-DEP-HSPN. RESULTS: DEP-HSPN had a higher prevalence of nephrotic syndrome but a lower prevalence of hematuria compared to non-DEP-HSPN. IgA, IgG and IgM antibody deposition was found in DEP-HSPN by histopathological examination. Proteinuria cleared in all 11 cases through treatment with steroids and/or immunosuppressive drugs. However, half of the DEP-HSPN patients continuously had hematuria after treatment. CONCLUSION: The early diagnosis and prompt initiation of immunosuppressive treatment based on renal biopsy are important for achieving favorable outcomes.

  12. Pitfalls in hemostasis exploration, a case report of a girl with Henoch-Schönlein type vasculitis

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    Arghirescu Smaranda

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The adequate performance and correct interpretation of assays for coagulation factor inhibitors play a critical role for the hemostasis laboratory. Both, false positive and false negative inhibitor assays may be reported, leading to erroneous patient’s management. Therefore, we decided to present a case with a spurious image of an exceptionally rare acquired combined haemophilia A, B and C, with severe factor ( F VIII, IX and XI deficiency, associated with high titre anti - F VIII, IX and XI inhibitors in a 4 years old girl with Henoch-Schönlein type vasculitis. Finally, performing, beside coagulometric methods also antigenic ELISA assays, we had to invalidate the diagnosis. The performance of antiphospholipd antibodies clarified the diagnosis , finally concluding as definite diagnosis Transient Lupus Anticoagulant Syndrome, with decisive impact on therapy and follow-up.

  13. Enantiomeric analogues of SCH 23390 as new probes for behavioral interactions between D-1 and D-2 dopaminergic function

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    Waddington, J.L.; Mashurano, M.; Molloy, A.G.; O'Boyle, K.M.

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    The purposes of this article are to describe the properties of some newer selective D 1 agents, and to characterize behavioral responses to a D 1 agonist in the intact adult rat. R- and S-SKandF 83566 and other new 1-phenyl-1H-3-benzazephines as selective D 1 agents are discussed. The displacement of 3 H-SCH 23390 from human brain D 1 receptors, in comparison with displacement of 3 H-piflutixol and 3 H-spiperone is shown. Enantiomeric induction of grooming and other behaviors by R- and S-SKandF 38393 is examined. Sections are also devoted to pharmacological characterization of behavioral responses to SKandF 38393 and to D 1 : D 2 receptor systems and the regulation of dopaminergic behaviors

  14. Conhecimento tácito e conhecimento escolar na formação do professor (por que Donald Schön não entendeu Luria Tacit knowledge and school knowledge in teachers' education (why Donald Schön didn't understand Luria

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    Newton Duarte

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do texto é mostrar que os estudos de Donald Schön no campo da formação profissional em geral e da formação de professores em particular pautam-se numa epistemologia que desvaloriza o conhecimento científico/teórico/acadêmico e numa pedagogia que desvaloriza o saber escolar. Nesta direção é feita uma análise crítica das idéias de Schön acerca do conhecimento tácito e do conhecimento escolar. Essa análise crítica das idéias de Schön é inserida no contexto de uma crítica aos pressupostos epistemológicos hegemônicos atualmente no campo dos estudos sobre formação de professores.This paper defends that Donald Schön's works on professional education in general and more particularly on teachers' education are based both on an epistemology that devalues scientific knowledge and on a pedagogy that devalues school knowledge. A critical analysis of Schön's concepts of tacit knowledge (or reflection-in-action and school knowledge is presented. This critical analysis is inserted in the context of a criticism of the currently hegemonic epistemological ideas in the field of studies on teachers' education.

  15. The Phospha–Michael addition product {(t-BuNHP(μ-N-t-Bu2P(=N-t-Bu—C(=CH2CH(p-CH3O—C6H4-P(O[(OCH2C(CH32CH2O]}

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    Full Text Available The title compound, 2-{2-[1,3-di-tert-butyl-4-(tert-butylamino-2-(tert-butylimino-1,3,2λ5,4-diazadiphosphetidin-2-yl]-1-(4-methoxyphenylprop-2-en-1-yl}-5,5-dimethyl-1,3,2λ5-dioxaphosphinan-2-one, C31H57N4O4P3, was synthesized from the Phospha–Michael addition reaction of cyclodiphosphazane [(t-BuNHP(μ-Nt-Bu]2 and allenylphosphonate [(OCH2C(CH32CH2OP(OC(p-CH3O—C6H4=C=CH2]. In the crystal, N—H...O and C—H...O hydrogen bonds link the molecules. The structure exhibits pseudosymmetry but attempts to solve it in a higher (monoclinic space group were unsuccessful.

  16. Aspectos clínico-terapéuticos de la púrpura de Schönlein-Henoch Clinical and therapeutical aspects of Schönlein-Henoch purpura

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    Janet Leonor Zamora Odio

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    Full Text Available La púrpura de Schönlein-Henoch es la vasculitis más común en la infancia y su diagnóstico es mayormente clínico. Describimos el comportamiento de esta enfermedad según variables clínico- terapéuticas. Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo y descriptivo de los pacientes con diagnóstico de púrpura de Schönlein-Henoch en un período de 4 años. Se utilizó como fuente de información las historias clínicas y se confeccionó una guía de recolección de información que contenía las variables estudiadas. La afección fue más frecuente en el grupo etario de 5 a 9 años. El 50 % de los pacientes padeció infecciones virales antes del comienzo de la enfermedad. En la mayoría de ellos se encontró la tríada clásica de rash, dolor abdominal y artritis. El 95,3 % de los pacientes tuvo una evolución satisfactoria con tratamiento sintomático.Schonlein-Henoch purpura is the most common infantile vasculitis and is mostly clinically diagnosed. A retrospective descriptive study of patients with Scholein-Henoch purpura diagnosis was conducted for 4 years. The source of information was medical records and a data gathering guide containing the studied variables was used. The behaviour of this disease according to clinical and therapeutic variables was described. The disease was often seen in 5-9 years-old group. Fifty percent of patients suffered viral infections before the onset of disease. The majority of them presented with classical triade of rash, abdominal pain and arthritis. Of the total number, 95,3% of cases recovered satisfactorily with symptomatic treatment.

  17. "When risk communication backfires: Randomized controlled trial on self-affirmation and reactance to personalized risk feedback in high-risk individuals": Correction to Schüz, Schüz, and Eid (2013).

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    Reports an error in "When risk communication backfires: Randomized controlled trial on self-affirmation and reactance to personalized risk feedback in high-risk individuals" by Natalie Schüz, Benjamin Schüz and Michael Eid ( Health Psychology , 2013[May], Vol 32[5], 561-570). Several errors appear in the data in the Results section. The corrected information is provided. It is noted that, in all cases, the statistical conclusions remain the same. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2013-14977-010.) Objective: Health promotion often faces the problem that populations with high behavioral risk profiles respond defensively to health promotion messages by negating risk or reactant behavior. Self-affirmation theory proposes that defensive reactions are an attempt of the self-system to maintain integrity. In this article, we examine whether a self-affirmation manipulation can mitigate defensive responses to personalized visual risk feedback in the skin cancer prevention context (ultraviolet [UV] photography), and whether the effects pertain to individuals with high behavioral risk status (high personal relevance of tanning). We conducted a full-factorial randomized controlled trial (N = 292; age 11-71) following a 2 * 2 design (UV photo yes/no, self-affirmation yes/no). Follow-up period was 2 weeks. Subsequent tanning behavior, sun avoidance intentions, and risk perception. A multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) revealed a three-way interaction between risk feedback, the self-affirmation manipulation, and risk status for the three outcome measures. Follow-up analyses of variance (ANOVAs) indicated that high-risk individuals receiving only the risk feedback intervention reacted defensively and reported higher exposure. A self-affirmation manipulation mitigates this reactance effect both on the level of cognitions and behavior. Self-affirmation has influential implications not only for Social Psychology but also for health prevention

  18. Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children: its relation to oral and to oral and oral and dental health

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    Full Text Available > Background: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP is a rare systemic small vessel vasculitis, which commonly occur in childrenbetween 2 and 10 years of age. The course of the disease is often self-limiting, although may manifest long-term renal morbidity. Theseverity of renal involvement decides about the prognosis of this disease. Many factors can trigger the disease attack, which is the mostcommon is bacterial invasion. Since the oral cavity is often refer as infectious foci to other part of the body, it seemed rationally tobe part that contribute the course of disease, thus management of these infectious foci, if possible, gives rise to an astoundingly goodprognosis. Purpose: This paper will describe a review on HSP and the possible association with oral and dental health since it mightbe related to the prognosis of HSP. reviews: Rashes in children are common; they may develop a rash after prescription of antibiotics.Nevertheless there are some childhood diseases that may manifest a rash presentation, such as HSP. It is important for pediatric dentistto have knowledge about HSP and consider the possibility of dental treatment or disease as potential triggers. Conclusion: Oral anddental condition may be the trigger cause of HSP attack. Therefore, it is important for pediatric dental practitioner to be aware of thecourse of the disease in order to limit the expanding complications.> latar belakang: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP merupakan vaskulitis pembuluh darah kecil sistemik yang jarang terjadi danbiasanya menyerang anak usia 2 hingga 10 tahun. Penyakit tersebut seringkali dapat sembuh sendiri, tetapi pada jangka panjangdapat bermanifestasi dengan morbiditas ginjal. Keparahan keterlibatan ginjal menentukan prognosis penyakit. Banyak faktor yangdapat memicu serangan penyakit, tersering adalah invasi bakteri. Karena rongga mulut sering kali merupakan fokus infeksi terhadapbagian lain dari tubuh, maka mempunyai peluang sebagai faktor pemicu

  19. Synthesis and structure of PbBipy2(1-B10H9S(CH3)2)2

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    Lead complex with B 10 H 9 S(CH 3 ) 2 - anion and 2,2'-bipyridine was synthesized and characterized. According to the data of X-ray diffraction analysis the crystals belong to monoclinic crystal system, sp. gr. P2 1 /a: a = 9.940(4), b 31.568(4), c = 13.458(2) A, β = 111.09(2) deg, V = 3940(2) A 3 , Z = 4. The structure consists of monomer units PbBipy 2 (1-B 10 H 9 S(CH 3 ) 2 ) 2 . The Pb-B distances are within 3.24-3.55 A. 15 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs

  20. Paleoenvironment and possibilities of plant exploitation in the Middle Pleistocene of Schöningen (Germany). Insights from botanical macro-remains and pollen.

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    Bigga, Gerlinde; Schoch, Werner H; Urban, Brigitte

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    Plant use is an elusive issue in Paleolithic archaeology. Due to poor organic preservation in many sites, botanical material is not always present. The sediments in Schöningen, however, contain abundant botanical macro-remains like wood, fruits, seeds, and other parts of plants which offer the opportunity to reconstruct the local vegetation. Combined with palynological results, it is possible to reveal the full potential of this environment to hominins. Ethnobotanical studies of hunter-gatherer societies living in similar environments illustrate the importance of plants for subsistence purposes. The identified taxa from the archaeological horizons at Schöningen include a broad spectrum of potentially exploitable species that could be sources of food, raw material, and firewood. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. EULAR/PRINTO/PRES criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura, childhood polyarteritis nodosa, childhood Wegener granulomatosis and childhood Takayasu arteritis: Ankara 2008. Part II: Final classification criteria

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    Ozen, Seza; Pistorio, Angela; Iusan, Silvia M

    2010-01-01

    To validate the previously proposed classification criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), childhood polyarteritis nodosa (c-PAN), c-Wegener granulomatosis (c-WG) and c-Takayasu arteritis (c-TA)....

  2. Location of skin lesions in Henoch-Schönlein purpura and its association with significant renal involvement.

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    St John, Jessica; Vedak, Priyanka; Garza-Mayers, Anna Cristina; Hoang, Mai P; Nigwekar, Sagar U; Kroshinsky, Daniela

    2018-01-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a small vessel IgA-predominant vasculitis. To describe adult patients with HSP and determine if the distribution of skin lesions (ie, purpura above the waist or purpura below the waist only), is a predictor of significant renal involvement at the time of the skin biopsy and the months following. A retrospective study on renal function from 72 adult patients with skin-biopsy proven HSP. Longitudinal renal data were analyzed after HSP diagnosis by using baseline renal function for comparison. Statistical analysis adjusted for sex, age, and baseline creatinine revealed a trend between HSP lesions only on the upper and lower extremities and long-term renal involvement (4.767, P = .067). Moreover, in another analysis adjusted for age and baseline creatinine, lesions located only on the upper and lower extremities significantly increased the odds of having long-term significant renal involvement (6.55, P = .049) in men. This retrospective study used patient information that was subject to selection bias. In patients with HSP, skin lesion distribution on the extremities might be predictive of significant long-term renal involvement and might be critical for risk stratification and development of personalized diagnostics and therapeutics. Copyright © 2017 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Expansion of Circulating T Follicular Helper Cells in Children with Acute Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

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    Xie, Jue; Liu, Yan; Wang, Lei; Ruan, Guoxiang; Yuan, Huiming; Fang, Hong; Wu, Jianyong; Cui, Dawei

    2015-01-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a common systemic small vessel vasculitis in children with disorder autoimmune responses. T follicular helper (TFH) cells play crucial roles in regulating immune responses. The aim of our study was to investigate the probable role of TFH cells in the pathogenesis of children with HSP. In this study, the frequency of circulating CXCR5+CD4+TFH cells with inducible costimulator (ICOS) expression in the children with acute HSP was significantly higher than that in healthy controls (HCs) but not CXCR5+CD4+TFH cells with programmed death-1 (PD-1) expression. Moreover, serum levels of IL-21 and IL-6 cytokines, IgA, and C3 in HSP children were also significantly higher than those in HCs. A positive correlation was observed between the frequencies of circulating ICOS+CXCR5+CD4+TFH cells and the serum IL-21 or IgA levels of acute HSP children, respectively. Additionally, the mRNA expression levels of interleukin- (IL-) 21, IL-6, and transcriptional factors (B-cell lymphoma-6, Bcl-6) were also significantly increased in peripheral blood from acute HSP children compared to HCs. Taken together, these findings suggest that TFH cells and associated molecules might play critical roles in the pathogenesis of HSP, which are possible therapeutic targets in HSP children. PMID:26491701

  4. [Henoch-Schönlein purpura in a cocaine consumer man with HIV infection and ANCA-p positivity].

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    De Paoli, María C; Moretti, Dino; Scolari Pasinato, Carlos M; Buncuga, Martín G

    The Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a small vessel vasculitis with IgA immune complex deposition. The presentation in adults is rare and severe. Reported cases of HSP in patients infected with HIV are scarce. Neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are commonly found in other systemic vasculitis, but rarely in HSP and even more unusual the perinuclear pattern. Beside small vessel vasculitis, positivity of ANCA can be detected in a number of different pathological conditions in association with infectious processes, including HIV, or cocaine use, and especially the pattern of ANCA-p, associated with drugs, inflammatory bowel or autoimmune diseases. We report the case of a 35 years old man with toxic habits (cocaine, marijuana) who consulted for abdominal pain, hematochezia and purpura on lower extremities, and later fever, joint pain and progression of purpura associated with nephritic syndrome and ANCA-p (+). During hospitalization HIV infection was detected. Renal biopsy showed IgA nephropathy with favorable response to corticosteroid and antiproteinuric treatment. The communication of the case is due to the rarity of the presentation and therapeutic diagnostic challenge. It remains to elucidate the role of ANCA in the pathogenesis and management of adult PSH.

  5. Polyarteritis nodosa and Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis in a child with familial Mediterranean fever: a case report.

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    Girisgen, Ilknur; Sonmez, Ferah; Koseoglu, Kutsi; Erisen, Seda; Yilmaz, Dilek

    2012-02-01

    Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by recurrent self-limited attacks of fever accompanied by peritonitis, pleuritis, and arthritis. Approximately 5% of individuals with familial Mediterranean fever have been reported to have Henoch-Schonlein purpura and about 1% to have polyarteritis nodosa. A 7-year-old girl presenting with complaints of purpuric rash, abdominal pain, arthritis, hematuria, and proteinuria and having IgA depositions on renal biopsy was diagnosed as Henoch-Schönlein nephritis. She had a history of recurrent fever, abdominal and joint pain and M694 V compound homozygote mutation. Colchicine treatment was started for the diagnosis of FMF. When constitutional symptoms such as myalgia, weight loss, fatigue, fever, and hypertension were added to the clinical picture, the diagnosis of polyarteritis nodosa HSP was thought and confirmed by the demonstration of microaneurisms on renal arteries. There was no response to corticosteroid and cyclophosphamide treatments; however, the symptoms were rapidly and dramatically reduced after the administration of intravenous immunoglobulin. In conclusion, polyarteritis nodosa and Henoch-Schonlein purpura can be seen together with familial Mediterranean fever. It is also suggested that IVIG might be an important adjunct therapy in selected patients with polyarteritis nodosa, especially in the lack of response to steroids and immunsuppressive drugs.

  6. Differences in clinical manifestations and outcomes between adult and child patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

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    Kang, Yoon; Park, Jin-su; Ha, You-Jung; Kang, Mi-il; Park, Hee-Jin; Lee, Sang-Won; Lee, Soo-Kon; Park, Yong-Beom

    2014-02-01

    We aimed to investigate differences in clinical manifestations and outcomes between adult and child patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), and to analyze the factors associated with poor prognosis for HSP nephritis. This retrospective 10-yr study enrolled 160 patients with HSP who visited Severance Hospital. Purpura was mostly detected in lower extremities, but purpura in upper extremities was more frequently observed in adults than children (41.7% vs 19.3%). Children had a greater frequency of arthralgia (55.4% vs 27.1%), while adults had a greater frequency of diarrhea (20% vs 1.6%). Anemia, elevated C-reactive protein, and level of IgA were more frequently observed in adults (25% vs 7.1%, 65.6% vs 38.4%, 26.3% vs 3.5%). Renal involvement in adults was more severe than in children (79.2% vs 30.4%). Chronic renal failure showed a significant difference in outcomes of HSP between adults (10.4%) and children (1.8%) after a follow up period of an average of 27 months. Furthermore, renal insufficiency at diagnosis was significantly related to the progression to chronic renal failure. Our results showed several differences in the clinical features of HSP between adults and children. Adults with HSP had a higher frequency of renal insufficiency and worse renal outcomes than children. Renal insufficiency at diagnosis might be of predictive value for the progression to chronic renal failure in HSP patients.

  7. Successful Prednisolone Therapy in Elderly Patients with Severe Forms of Henoch–Schönlein Purpura Nephritis

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    Saiko Kato-Okada

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Recently, Henoch–Schönlein purpura (HSP has been observed in elderly people, although it was believed to be uncommon in these subjects. The increased risks of developing end-stage renal disease (ESRD in adults in comparison with children were highlighted by different studies; however, limited data are available on the treatment of HSP nephritis in adults. Methods Between 2002 and 2008, five elderly Japanese patients (>65 years old (mean age, 68 years, ranging from 65 to 72 with severe forms of HSP nephritis were entered into a prospective study to evaluate prednisolone therapy on the outcome of nephropathy in terms of clinical symptoms and histopathological changes. The patients were considered at risk of developing chronic renal failure when they presented with a nephrotic syndrome and crescentic glomeruli. Results At the last follow-up, 4–10 years after initiation of the therapy, four patients had clinically recovered and one died of lung cancer. No patients developed ESRD. The clinical outcome seemed to be correlated with glomerular activity (massive proteinuria and crescent formation. In spite of a relatively large dose of prednisolone, a few adverse effects, such as insomnia and skin lesions, were observed. Discussion Our preliminary small study suggests that renal outcome as well as survival of elderly patients with severe forms of HSP might be altered by aggressive prednisolone therapy.

  8. Tor-Sch9 deficiency activates catabolism of the ketone body-like acetic acid to promote trehalose accumulation and longevity.

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    Hu, Jia; Wei, Min; Mirzaei, Hamed; Madia, Federica; Mirisola, Mario; Amparo, Camille; Chagoury, Shawna; Kennedy, Brian; Longo, Valter D

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    In mammals, extended periods of fasting leads to the accumulation of blood ketone bodies including acetoacetate. Here we show that similar to the conversion of leucine to acetoacetate in fasting mammals, starvation conditions induced ketone body-like acetic acid generation from leucine in S. cerevisiae. Whereas wild-type and ras2Δ cells accumulated acetic acid, long-lived tor1Δ and sch9Δ mutants rapidly depleted it through a mitochondrial acetate CoA transferase-dependent mechanism, which was essential for lifespan extension. The sch9Δ-dependent utilization of acetic acid also required coenzyme Q biosynthetic genes and promoted the accumulation of intracellular trehalose. These results indicate that Tor-Sch9 deficiency extends longevity by switching cells to an alternative metabolic mode, in which acetic acid can be utilized for the storage of stress resistance carbon sources. These effects are reminiscent of those described for ketone bodies in fasting mammals and raise the possibility that the lifespan extension caused by Tor-S6K inhibition may also involve analogous metabolic changes in higher eukaryotes. © 2014 The Authors. Aging Cell published by the Anatomical Society and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  9. Tor-Sch9 deficiency activates catabolism of the ketone body-like acetic acid to promote trehalose accumulation and longevity

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    Hu, Jia; Wei, Min; Mirzaei, Hamed; Madia, Federica; Amparo, Mario; Chagoury, Shawna; Kennedy, Brian; Longo, Valter D

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    In mammals, extended periods of fasting leads to the accumulation of blood ketone bodies including acetoacetate. Here we show that similar to the conversion of leucine to acetoacetate in fasting mammals, starvation conditions induced ketone body-like acetic acid generation from leucine in S. cerevisiae. Whereas wild-type and ras2Δ cells accumulated acetic acid, long-lived tor1Δ and sch9Δ mutants rapidly depleted it through a mitochondrial acetate CoA transferase-dependent mechanism, which was essential for lifespan extension. The sch9Δ-dependent utilization of acetic acid also required coenzyme Q biosynthetic genes and promoted the accumulation of intracellular trehalose. These results indicate that Tor-Sch9 deficiency extends longevity by switching cells to an alternative metabolic mode, in which acetic acid can be utilized for the storage of stress resistance carbon sources. These effects are reminiscent of those described for ketone bodies in fasting mammals and raise the possibility that the lifespan extension caused by Tor-S6K inhibition may also involve analogous metabolic changes in higher eukaryotes. PMID:24649827

  10. EULAR/PRINTO/PRES criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura, childhood polyarteritis nodosa, childhood Wegener granulomatosis and childhood Takayasu arteritis: Ankara 2008. Part II: Final classification criteria

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    Ozen, Seza; Pistorio, Angela; Iusan, Silvia M

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    To validate the previously proposed classification criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), childhood polyarteritis nodosa (c-PAN), c-Wegener granulomatosis (c-WG) and c-Takayasu arteritis (c-TA).......To validate the previously proposed classification criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), childhood polyarteritis nodosa (c-PAN), c-Wegener granulomatosis (c-WG) and c-Takayasu arteritis (c-TA)....

  11. EULAR/PRINTO/PRES criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura, childhood polyarteritis nodosa, childhood Wegener granulomatosis and childhood Takayasu arteritis: Ankara 2008. Part I: Overall methodology and clinical characterisation

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    Ruperto, Nicolino; Ozen, Seza; Pistorio, Angela

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    To report methodology and overall clinical, laboratory and radiographic characteristics for Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), childhood polyarteritis nodosa (c-PAN), c-Wegener granulomatosis (c-WG) and c-Takayasu arteritis (c-TA) classification criteria.......To report methodology and overall clinical, laboratory and radiographic characteristics for Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), childhood polyarteritis nodosa (c-PAN), c-Wegener granulomatosis (c-WG) and c-Takayasu arteritis (c-TA) classification criteria....

  12. Vergleich verschiedener Beurteilungsverfahren an Röntgenbildern des Ellbogengelenkes beim Deutschen Schäferhund und Rottweiler unter Berücksichtigung des Einflusses der Lagerung als Basis einer züchterischen Selektion gegen die Ellbogengelenksdysplasie

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    Ziel dieser Untersuchung war es, drei Bewertungsverfahren zur Beurteilung der Ellbogengelenksdysplasie bei Hunden der Rasse Deutscher Schäferhund und Rottweiler miteinander zu vergleichen. Hierbei sollte insbesondere ein Einfluss der Lagerung während der Röntgenaufnahme überprüft werden. Bewertet wurden Röntgenaufnahmen von 19.798 Deutschen Schäferhunden und 2.430 Rottweiler, von denen bereits ein offizieller ED – Befund vorlag. Es erfolgte eine Beurteilung entsprechend der zwei Punktesch...

  13. Palinotaxonomia de Albertinia brasiliensis Spreng., Eremanthus bicolor (DC. Baker e Vanillosmopsis erythropappa (DC. Sch. Bip. (Compositae-Vernonieae Palynotaxonomy of Albertinia brasiliensis Spreng., Eremanthus bicolor (DC. Baker and Vanillosmopsis erythropappa (DC. Sch. Bip. (Compositae-Vernonieae

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    Full Text Available Vanillosmopsis Sch. Bip. tem sido, tradicionalmente, aceito como sinônimo de Eremanthus Less. e o gênero Albertinia Spreng. foi estabelecido para abrigar Albertinia brasiliensis Spreng. O presente trabalho propõe a caracterização polínica de Albertinia brasiliensis, Vanillosmopsis erythropappa e Eremanthus bicolor e fornece subsídios para futuros estudos taxonômicos. Foram utilizados grãos de pólen de espécimens coletados em diferentes herbários. As duas primeiras espécies são encontradas no Rio de Janeiro enquanto Eremanthus Less. não. Assim, optou-se por utilizar a espécie-tipo do gênero na análise polínica. Os grãos de pólen foram acetolisados, medidos, descritos e ilustrados usando microscopia de luz. Grãos de pólen não acetolisados foram usados para análise em microscopia eletrônica de varredura. O resultado do estudo polínico mostrou que as espécies podem ser separadas utilizandose, principalmente, as características das aberturas e da ornamentação da exina e revelou uma gradação evolutiva interespecífica dos caracteres polínicos. Com relação à taxonomia das espécies estudadas, os dados palinológicos comprovam a posição taxonômica de Albertinia brasiliensis, porém não reforça a sinonimização de Vanillosmopsis em Eremanthus.Vanillosmopsis Sch. Bip. has been traditionally accepted as a synonym of Eremanthus Less., and Albertinia Spreng. was established to include Albertinia brasiliensis Spreng. This paper characterizes the pollen of Albertinia brasiliensis, Vanillosmopsis erythropappa and Eremanthus bicolor and provides information for future taxonomic studies. Pollen grains of specimens collected in different herbaria were used in this study. The two first species are found in Rio de Janeiro, but Eremanthus is not found in this state. For this reason, the type species of this genus was used for pollen analysis. Pollen grains were acetolysed, measured, described and illustrated using optical

  14. Henoch-Schönlein purpura in adults: a case series from a multidisciplinary study group Púrpura de Henoch-Schönlein em adultos: uma série de casos de um grupo de estudo multidisciplinar

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    Boris A. Cruz

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP is a systemic vasculitis involving small vessels with the deposition of immune complexes containing IgA. It has been extensively studied in children, but in adults, its natural history is much less known. OBJECTIVES: to report a series of patients with HSP presenting in their adulthood. PATIENTS AND METHODS: the Minas Gerais Vasculitis Study Group´s Members (MGVSG were invited to report patients with HSP who appeared in their adulthood. A standardized retrospective chart review was done. RESULTS: eleven patients, two male and nine female, age 39.4 +/- 20.1 yearsold were studied. Nine patients presented purpura, seven presented arthritis, four patients had gastrointestinal involvement and ten patients (91% presented glomerulonephritis (GN. Eight patients were subjected to renal biopsies. Six of them presented endocapillary proliferative GN and only two of them had minimal mesangial proliferation. In the other three patients, HSP was confirmed by skin biopsies. All patients received steroids, in five of them steroids were combined with other immunosuppressive agents. After a follow-up of 39.0 +/- 64.6 months, four patients (36% presented impairment of renal function, but only one (9% developed end stage renal disease and was successfully appeared to renal transplantation. At the end of follow-up, seven patients (64% are in complete remission and four in partial remission. CONCLUSION: in adulthood, HSP represents a distinct clinical syndrome with a higher frequency of renal involvement and more severe systemic vasculitis. Nevertheless, the final outcome in this series was as good as reported in children, maybe due to aggressive immunosuppressive therapy.INTRODUÇÃO: púrpura de Henoch-Schönlein (PHS é uma vasculite sistêmica que acomete vasos de pequeno calibre com depósitos de imunocomplexos contendo IgA. Esta vasculite já foi extensamente estudada em crianças, mas sua história natural em adultos

  15. Auf der Suche nach dem wahren Selbst. Feminismus, Schönheit und Kosmetikindustrie in der Bundesrepublik seit den 1970er-Jahren

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    Uta G. Poiger

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    Full Text Available In evaluating beauty and cosmetics, feminists have developed different concepts of the ›self‹ since the 1970s, often in friction with the advertising strategies of the cosmetics industry. Alternative magazines like Courage and Emma offered important forums for such exchanges. In feminist critiques of beauty ideals and cosmetics, the articulation of a true or authentic self was important, and yet was regularly questioned, especially in feminist appropriations of punk. From the 1980s onwards, the concept of an entrepreneurial self has become increasingly evident in discussions of beauty and cosmetics; this entrepreneurial self uses cosmetics in specific contexts to present a versatile, self-assured subject. Working with the concept of vernacular ethnology – a method of rapid general cultural comparison which can be found in feminist analyses as well as in global advertising campaigns of the cosmetics industry – the essay examines how an understanding of alleged ethnic differences has contributed to these developments. In the twenty-first century, people (men included perform their ›beauty work‹ in the context of ambiguous conceptualizations of beauty, which is regarded as being at once attainable, oppressive and liberating. * * * Feministinnen haben seit den 1970er-Jahren im Umgang mit Schönheit und Kosmetik unterschiedliche Konzeptionen des »Selbst« entwickelt, oft sich an den Werbestrategien der Kosmetikindustrie reibend. Zeitschriften wie »Courage« und »Emma« boten dafür wichtige Foren. In der feministischen Kritik von Schönheitsidealen und Kosmetik war die Artikulation eines wahren Selbst wichtig und wurde zugleich immer wieder hinterfragt, besonders in feministischen Aneignungen des Punk. Ab den 1980er-Jahren wurde im Verständnis von Schönheit und Kosmetik zunehmend die Konzeption eines unternehmerischen Selbst deutlich, das Kosmetika situationsbedingt zur Darstellung eines flexiblen, selbstbewussten Subjekts einsetzt

  16. Henoch-Schönlein purpura in an older man presenting as rectal bleeding and IgA mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis: a case report.

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    Cheungpasitporn, Wisit; Jirajariyavej, Teeranun; Howarth, Charles B; Rosen, Raquel M

    2011-08-10

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura is the most common systemic vasculitis in children. Typical presentations are palpable purpura, abdominal pain, arthritis, and hematuria. This vasculitic syndrome can present as an uncommon cause of rectal bleeding in older patients. We report a case of an older man with Henoch-Schönlein purpura. He presented with rectal bleeding and acute kidney injury secondary to IgA mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis. A 75-year-old Polish man with a history of diverticulosis presented with a five-day history of rectal bleeding. He had first noticed colicky left lower abdominal pain two months previously. At that time he was treated with a 10-day course of ciprofloxacin and metronidazole for possible diverticulitis. He subsequently presented with rectal bleeding to our emergency department. Physical examination revealed generalized palpable purpuric rash and tenderness on his left lower abdomen. Laboratory testing showed a mildly elevated serum creatinine of 1.3. Computed tomography of his abdomen revealed a diffusely edematous and thickened sigmoid colon. Flexible sigmoidoscopy showed severe petechiae throughout the colon. Colonic biopsy showed small vessel acute inflammation. Skin biopsy resulted in a diagnosis of leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Due to worsening kidney function, microscopic hematuria and new onset proteinuria, he underwent a kidney biopsy which demonstrated IgA mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis. A diagnosis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura was made. Intravenous methylprednisolone was initially started and transitioned to prednisone tapering orally to complete six months of therapy. There was marked improvement of abdominal pain. Skin lesions gradually faded and gastrointestinal bleeding stopped. Acute kidney injury also improved. Henoch-Schönlein purpura, an uncommon vasculitic syndrome in older patients, can present with lower gastrointestinal bleeding, extensive skin lesions and renal involvement which responds well to

  17. Henoch-Schönlein purpura in an older man presenting as rectal bleeding and IgA mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis: a case report

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    Howarth Charles B

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Henoch-Schönlein purpura is the most common systemic vasculitis in children. Typical presentations are palpable purpura, abdominal pain, arthritis, and hematuria. This vasculitic syndrome can present as an uncommon cause of rectal bleeding in older patients. We report a case of an older man with Henoch-Schönlein purpura. He presented with rectal bleeding and acute kidney injury secondary to IgA mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis. Case presentation A 75-year-old Polish man with a history of diverticulosis presented with a five-day history of rectal bleeding. He had first noticed colicky left lower abdominal pain two months previously. At that time he was treated with a 10-day course of ciprofloxacin and metronidazole for possible diverticulitis. He subsequently presented with rectal bleeding to our emergency department. Physical examination revealed generalized palpable purpuric rash and tenderness on his left lower abdomen. Laboratory testing showed a mildly elevated serum creatinine of 1.3. Computed tomography of his abdomen revealed a diffusely edematous and thickened sigmoid colon. Flexible sigmoidoscopy showed severe petechiae throughout the colon. Colonic biopsy showed small vessel acute inflammation. Skin biopsy resulted in a diagnosis of leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Due to worsening kidney function, microscopic hematuria and new onset proteinuria, he underwent a kidney biopsy which demonstrated IgA mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis. A diagnosis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura was made. Intravenous methylprednisolone was initially started and transitioned to prednisone tapering orally to complete six months of therapy. There was marked improvement of abdominal pain. Skin lesions gradually faded and gastrointestinal bleeding stopped. Acute kidney injury also improved. Conclusion Henoch-Schönlein purpura, an uncommon vasculitic syndrome in older patients, can present with lower gastrointestinal bleeding

  18. Mar à Vista: Explorando as Estratégias da Familia Schürmann a Bordo de um Veleiro [doi: 10.5329/RECADM.20080702007

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    Antonio Eduardo Husadel

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 RESUMO Novos contornos começaram a ser delineados no campo da estratégia, nas últimas décadas, resultando no surgimento de estudos centrados no entendimento do processo de formação de estratégia à medida em que o mesmo se desenvolve. Mintzberg, Ahlstrand e Lampel (1999 propuseram a analogia da estratégia como um elefante de dez partes, sugerindo que o campo da estratégia é visto por suas partes, o que impossibilita sua reconstituição, pois para entender o todo, é preciso conhecer cada uma das partes que o compõem. Na mesma direção, Vasconcelos (2001 identifica, a partir desses autores, três dimensões da estratégia. Da experiência acumulada em uma circunavegação pelo planeta, o que era, inicialmente, a realização de um sonho, a Familia Schürmann inovou e criou uma empresa com características inconfundíveis, conquistando espaço em um mercado já bastante explorado. Esta pesquisa ancora-se na abordagem interpretativa e tem como objetivo explorar o processo de formação da estratégia, utilizando a experiência da família Schürmann desde sua trajetória na volta ao mundo a bordo de um veleiro. Entrevistas e documentos institucionais foram utilizados como fontes da pesquisa. Como resultado, é apresentado o processo de formação da estratégia da Família Schürmann, evidenciando aspectos de diferentes escolas de pensamento estratégico.   Palavras-Chave Estratégia. Inovação. Aprendizagem. Cultura. Schurmann.     ABSTRACT New contours began to be outlined in the strategy field, in recent decades, resulting in the emergence of studies focused on understanding the process strategy formation on the extent to which it develops. Mintzberg, Ahlstrand & Lampel (1999 proposed the analogy of the elephant as a strategy of ten parties, suggesting that the field of strategy is seen by its parts, which makes their recovery, because to understand the

  19. The H+/K+ ATPase Inhibitor SCH-28080 Inhibits Insulin Secretion and Induces Cell Death in INS-1E Rat Insulinoma Cells

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    Martin Jakab

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    Full Text Available Background/Aims: Glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS of pancreatic β-cells involves glucose uptake and metabolism, closure of KATP channels and depolarization of the cell membrane potential (Vmem, activation of voltage-activated Ca2+ currents (ICav and influx of Ca2+, which eventually triggers hormone exocytosis. Beside this classical pathway, KATP-independent mechanisms such as changes in intracellular pH (pHi or cell volume, which also affect β-cell viability, can elicit or modify insulin release. In β-cells the regulation of pHi is mainly accomplished by Na+/H+ exchangers (NHEs. To investigate if other proton extrusion mechanisms than NHEs are involved in pH regulation, we tested for the presence of the non-gastric H+/K+ ATPase in rat insulinoma cells and assessed effects of the H+/K+ ATPase inhibitor SCH-28080 on insulin secretion, cell viability and apoptosis. Methods: In INS-1E cell cultures, H+/K+ ATPase gene and protein expression was analyzed by reverse transcription PCR and Western blotting. Intracellular pH (pHi recovery after acute acidic load was measured by NH4Cl prepulsing using BCECF. Insulin secretion was determined by ELISA from the cell culture supernatant. Vmem, K+ and Ca2+ currents were recorded using patch clamp. Overall cell responses were determined using resazurin (viability and cytotoxicity assays. The mean cell volume (MCV, cell granularity (side-scatter; SSC, phosphatidylserine (PS exposure, cell membrane integrity, caspase activity and the mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm were measured by flow cytometry. Results: We found that the α-subunit of the non-gastric H+/K+ ATPase (HKα2 is expressed on mRNA and protein level. However, compared to rat colon tissue, in INS-1E cells mRNA abundance was very low. In NH4Cl prepulsing experiments no K+-dependent pHi recovery was observed under Na+-free extracellular conditions. Nonetheless within 1 h, 20 µM SCH-28080 inhibited GSIS by ∼50%, while basal release

  20. Usefulness of urinary collagen IV excretion for predicting the severity of Henoch-Schönlein nephropathy children

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    Małgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak

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    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of urinary collagen IV (Col IV excretion for predicting the severity of autoimmune renal inflammation in children with HSN (Henoch-Schönlein nephritis. Material and methods: We studied 26 children, in whom HSN was diagnosed based on kidney biopsy. In all patients, urinalysis was performed and 24-hour urinary protein excretion was measured at the onset of the disease. All kidney biopsies were also scored using the Oxford classification: M – mesangial hypercellularity score (M0 absent, M1 present; E – presence of endocapillary proliferation (E0 absent, E1 present, S – segmental glomerulosclerosis/adhesion (S0 absent, S1 present, T – tubular atrophy/interstitial fibrosis (T0 ≤ 25%, T1 26-50%, T2 > 50%. The MEST score was calculated as the sum of M + E + S + T. Results: Urinary Col IV level was significantly higher in the study group than in control group. Urinary Col IV level was insignificantly higher in group A (nephrotic proteinuria compared to the B (non-nephrotic proteinuria and C (without proteinuria.We found no significant differences in the age at the disease onset, severity of proteinuria, and Col IV between groups 1 (S0, T0 and 2.(S1,T1/T2. The MEST score was significantly higher in group 2 than group 1. Conclusions: Urinary Col IV excretion in children with HSN may be related to the lesions severity by the Oxford classification but seems to be associated with the mean value (the MEST score. In younger children, a more aggressive disease course is observed, and thus earlier and more aggressive treatment should be considered in this group.

  1. Age of onset as a risk factor of renal involvement in Henoch-Schönlein purpura

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    Ledika, Masayu Amanda; Sapartini, Gartika; Setiabudiawan, Budi

    2014-01-01

    Background Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis in children, characterized by triad of symptoms; palpable purpura without thrombocytopenia, abdominal pain, and arthritis. Renal involvement often occur in children with HSP. No data on the renal involvement of children with HSP in Indonesia, especially West Java. Objective To evaluate renal involvement in children with HSP. Methods Retrospective study was conducted in children with HSP in Department of Child Health, Hasan Sadikin Hospital, from 2006 to 2011. Characteristics and clinical manifestations was reviewed from medical record. HSP was diagnosed by American College of Rheumatology 1990 criteria or European League Against Rheumatism/Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization/Pediatric Rheumatology European Society 2008. Results There were 128 patients, consisting of 82 male (64.9%) and 46 female (35.1%) with ratio 1.8:1. Mean age was 7.9 ± 2.9 years old which range from 6 month to 15 years. Peak morbidity was between 5-10 years old. Prevalence of HSP in Hasan Sadikin Hospital tend to raise from 2.7/100,000 in 2008 to 5.2/100,000 in 2010. In most patients (71%) purpura was the first symptom. Seventy-one patients (44.5%) had arthritis and 89 patients (69.5%) had abdominal pain, while renal involvement was in 28 patients (21.8%). Gastrointestinal manifestations tend to manifest in patients less than 5 years old (p = 0.267), while renal involvement tend to manifest in age group 11-15 years old (p = 0.015) with odds ratio 3.1 (95% confidence interval, 1.2-8.1). Conclusion Renal involvement in children with HSP is more common in age group 11 to 15 years old. PMID:24527410

  2. Differences in pathological characteristics and laboratory indicators in adult and pediatric patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis.

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    Liu, Zhi; Wei, Yu-Dan; Hou, Yue; Xu, Ying; Li, Xiu-Jiang; Du, Yu-Jun

    2016-10-01

    We aimed to investigate the differences in renal histopathological changes and laboratory parameters between adult and pediatric patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN), and to analyze the correlation between laboratory parameters and renal histopathological grading. A total of 139 patients diagnosed with HSPN between September 2010 and December 2014 at the First Hospital of Jilin University, China, were retrospectively reviewed. The clinical and pathological characteristics were examined and compared between the adult and the pediatric patients. A majority of adult (75.0%) and pediatric (66.2%) patients were categorized as pathological grade III HSPN. Adults having crescent lesions, interstitial fibrosis and renal artery involvement significantly outnumbered child counterparts (all P<0.05). Pathological grading showed a positive correlation with 24-h urine protein (r=0.307, P=0.009), microalbuminuria (r=0.266, P=0.000) and serum globulin (r=0.307, P=0.014), and a negative correlation with serum albumin (r=0.249, P=0.037) in pediatric patients with HSPN. Among adult patients with HSPN, histopathological grading showed a positive correlation with 24-h urine protein (r=0.294, P=0.015), microalbuminuria (r=0.352, P=0.006), α1-microglobulin (r=0.311, P=0.019) and immunoglobulin G (r=0.301, P=0.023) in urine, and serum creatinine (r=0.292, P=0.018). Further, a negative correlation between serum albumin and pathological grading was also observed (r=0.291, P=0.018). In conclusion, the severity of renal pathological lesions in HSPN patients is well reflected by the levels of proteinuria. Adult patients have more severe renal histopathological changes than pediatric patients.

  3. Evaluation of Mycophenolate Mofetil and Low-Dose Steroid Combined Therapy in Moderately Severe Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis

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    Lu, Zhihong; Song, Junfeng; Mao, Jianhua; Xia, Yonghui; Wang, Caiyun

    2017-01-01

    Background The most appropriate management of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) nephritis with nephrotic-range proteinuria remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical therapeutic effects of mycophenolate mofetil and low-dose steroid in Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) with nephrotic-range proteinuria and pathological classification less than IV in children. Material/Methods The clinical effects of MMF and low-dose steroid therapy were studied in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis manifested with nephrotic-range proteinuria, normal kidney function, and <50% crescents or sclerosing lesions on renal biopsy. We enrolled 32 boys and 29 girls with nephrotic-range proteinuria, normal kidney function, and pathological classification less than IV on renal biopsy. We treated 41 cases (67.2%) with mycophenolate mofetil and low-dose prednisone combined therapy and 20 cases (32.8%) were treated with full-dose prednisone alone. Results Short-term response was significantly different between 2 groups (χ2=4.371, P=0.037), while no significant difference was found in long-term prognosis (χ2=0.419, P=0.522) after follow-up. The ROC curve showed that the most appropriate cutoff value was 30.67 μg·h/ml for MPA-AUC and the area under the ROC curve was 0.731, with 85.2% sensitivity and 64.3% specificity. Conclusions Mycophenolate mofetil and low-dose prednisone combined therapy is a reasonable treatment choice which can promote the remission of proteinuria without increasing obvious adverse reactions in pediatric HSPN with nephrotic state and pathological classification less than grade IV. MPA-AUC more than 30 μg·h/ml was an appropriate value for MMF in the combined therapy with MMF and steroid for treating children with HSPN. PMID:28515415

  4. Reduction of vaporous emissions during transport of petrol and mineral oil products by river tank ships (20. BImSchV); Verminderung gasfoermiger Emissionen beim Transport von Ottokraftstoffen und Mineraloelprodukten mit Binnenschiffen (20. BImSchV)

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    Schaefer, K.; Hoffmann, H.; Emeis, S.; Jahn, C.; Sedlmaier, A.; Wilhelm, H.; Dormuth, I.

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    The gas-free ventilation of the tanks of river tank ships by the common praxis to ventilate the tank atmosphere into ambient air is a big emission source of VOCs and a strong deterioration of air quality. It was shown during several measurement campaigns that the ventilation of the tank atmosphere of river tank ships via the loading / unloading pipes into the land-site vapour recovery unit is a technical solution. The measured emission source strengths during this type of ventilation are of the same amount as the measured emission source strengths during loading and unloading of petrol and are caused by attachment and detachment of loading / unloading pipes only. Furthermore, the concentrations of petrol in the tank atmosphere were measured by the PTB during these experiments. As result of the investigations a leaflet as instruction of environment friendly ventilation of tank atmosphere of river tank ships for the inland sailors and operators of tank storage plants was composed. On the basis of an inquiry of the available vapour recovery units the required capacity of land-site vapour recovery units for the replacement of all ventilation of tank atmosphere to open air was estimated. The capacity of the available vapour recovery units is too low for a preferably short time period of tank atmosphere ventilation. Solving this problem not only the enhancement of the capacity of the available vapour recovery units up to a capacity of 2,200 m{sup 3}/h must be considered but their availability at loading / unloading points of petrol as well as the availability of berthing place must be taken into account also. The necessary enhancement of the capacity and the number of possible new installations of vapour recovery units cannot be defined now because a new amendment for the execution of the 20. BImSchV came into force on 25 August 2001 which allows the ventilation of tank atmosphere of river tank ships to open air under certain conditions until 31 December 2005. To draw

  5. Interaktion mit Digitalen Rechtschreibhilfen: Ein Vergleich von Schülertexten. Neue Wege zur Förderung der Rechtschreibkompetenz in der Sekundarstufe I.

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    Die explorative Studie zeigt beispielhaft die Reichweite der Interaktion mit digitalen Rechtschreibhilfen in der Sekundarstufe I auf. Die im Schreibprozeß am Computer verfügbaren digitalen Rechtschreibhilfen - ABC-Prüfung der Textverarbeitungssoftware, digitale Rechtschreibwörterbücher und Thesaurus - erweisen sich für Schüler, die Schwierigkeiten mit der Orthographie haben, als sehr nützlich. Es gelingt ihnen nach der Überarbeitung ihrer Texte am PC orthographisch erheblich fehlerfreiere Tex...

  6. Intraosseous Lipoma of the Maxilla in a Patient with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura: A Case Report and Literature Review

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    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Intraosseous lipomas are rare benign tumors of the bone that are mostly seen in the metaphysis of long bones and the calcaneus. Intraosseous lipomas are generally asymptomatic, and surgically removed when they are symptomatic or cause cosmetic concerns. Intraosseous lipomas of the maxillary bone have rarely been reported. In this report, we present a case of maxillary intraosseous lipoma in an 11-year-old girl with Henoch-Schönlein purpura-a rare case reported for the first time in the literature.

  7. Risk Factors Associated with Renal Involvement in Childhood Henoch-Schönlein Purpura: A Meta-Analysis

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    Chan, Han; Tang, Yan-Ling; Lv, Xiao-Hang; Zhang, Gao-Fu; Wang, Mo; Yang, Hai-Ping; Li, Qiu

    2016-01-01

    Background and objective Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is an important cause of chronic kidney disease in children. This meta-analysis identified risk factors associated with renal involvement in childhood HSP. Methods PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were searched. The quality of all eligible studies was assessed using the Newcastle-Ottawa scale criteria. An analysis of possible risk factors was conducted to report the odds ratio (OR) and weighted mean difference (WMD). Results Thirteen studies (2398 children) revealed 20 possible and 13 significant risk factors associated with renal involvement in HSP, with the following meta-analysis estimates of OR and WMD, with 95% confidence intervals: older age (0.90, 0.61–1.19); age > 10 y (3.13, 1.39–7.07); male gender (1.36, 1.07–1.74); abdominal pain (1.94,1.24–3.04); gastrointestinal bleeding (1.86, 1.30–2.65); severe bowel angina (3.38, 1.17–9.80); persistent purpura (4.02, 1.22–13.25); relapse (4.70, 2.42–9.14); WBC > 15 × 109/L (2.42, 1.39–4.22); platelets > 500 × 109/L (2.98, 1.22–7.25); elevated antistreptolysin O (ASO) (2.17, 1.29–3.64); and decreased complement component 3 (C3) (3.13, 1.62–6.05). Factors not significantly associated with renal involvement were: blood pressure; orchitis; elevated C-reactive protein; elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR); and elevated serum IgA/IgE or IgG. Arthritis/arthralgia may be a risk factor according to the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology (1.41, 1.01–1.96). Conclusion The following are associated with renal involvement in pediatric HSP: male gender; > 10 y old; severe gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, and severe bowel angina); arthritis/arthralgia; persistent purpura or relapse; WBC > 15 × 109/L; platelets > 500 × 109/L; elevated ASO; and low C3. Relevant clinical interventions for these risk factors may exert positive effects on the prevention of kidney disease during the early

  8. Les peintures schématiques de Baume Peinte (Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, Vaucluse, France

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En el barranco de Font-Jouval, la Baume Peinte (Cueva pintada ocupa el centro de un saliente rocoso. Unas figuras esquemáticas están representadas en las dos rotondas, norte y sur. Se trata de justificar la elección del lugar por sus peculiaridades geológicas e higrométricas. Dos sondeos han facilitado ciertos elementos líticos que no ponen verdaderamente de manifiesto la frecuentación del abrigo. Las pinturas eran numerosas, pero sólo resultan visibles en la rotonda sur. Allí se pueden observar signos romboidales, anthropomorfos masculinos, signos con forma de herradura y unos ciervos. Estas figuras se representan de pie y tumbadas, asociadas o no con puntos, debajo o encima de una línea de puntos que constituye el eje de la composición. Estas diferentes posiciones son analizadas.RÉSUMÉ: Dans la combe de Font-Jouval, Baume Peinte occupe le centre d'une écaille rocheuse. Deux rotondes, Nord et Sud, portent des figures schématiques. On essaie d'expliquer le choix du site par ses particularités géologiques et hygrométriques. Deux sondages ont donné quelques éléments lithiques qui n'apportent pas vraiment de renseignements sur la fréquentation de l'abri. Les peintures ont été nombreuses. Elles ne sont identifiables que dans la rotonde Sud. On y observe des signes losangiques, des signes anthropomorphes masculins, des signes en arceau et des cervidés. Ces figures sont en position droite ou couchée, accompagnées ou non de points, selon qu'elles sont placées au-dessus ou au-dessous d'une ligne de points qui constitue l'axe horizontal de la composition. Ces différentes positions sont analysées.

  9. Assessing primary sch

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    Abstract. Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the Amhara region's second cycle primary level social science textbooks vis-à-vis the principles of multiculturalism. The study investigates the integration of various cultural practices and absence of biases, stereotyping and stereotyped roles. Method: ...

  10. Annette Geiger (Hg.: Der schöne Körper. Köln u.a.: Böhlau Verlag 2008

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    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available In den Beiträgen des Bandes werden unterschiedlichste Formen des Schönheitshandelns in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart unter einer kulturwissenschaftlichen Perspektive beleuchtet. Modische Kleidung, dekorative Kosmetik, Diäten, Figurtraining, Schönheitsoperationen usw. stehen dem Ich als Techniken zur Verfügung, um einem idealen, häufig über die Medien vermittelten Körperbild nahezukommen. Der instruktive und angemessen bebilderte Band betrachtet diese Körperpraktiken als gleichermaßen gesellschaftliche wie ästhetische Phänomene; Zwang und Lust der Simulation werden von den Autor/-innen ebenso behandelt wie das Verhältnis von (Geschlechter-Identität und (Geschlechter-Performanz.The essays in this volume illuminate the most diverse forms of past and present acts of beauty from the perspective of Cultural Studies. Fashionable clothing, decorative cosmetics, diets, body sculpting, cosmetic operations, etc. are available to the individual as techniques to achieve the ideal body image that is often communicated through the media. The instructive and appropriately illustrated volume sees these body practices as both social and aesthetic phenomena. The authors address compulsion, the desire for simulation, and the relationship between (gender identity and (gender performance.

  11. Transformation of Au144(SCH2CH2Ph)60 to Au133(SPh-tBu)52 Nanomolecules: Theoretical and Experimental Study.

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    Nimmala, Praneeth Reddy; Theivendran, Shevanuja; Barcaro, Giovanni; Sementa, Luca; Kumara, Chanaka; Jupally, Vijay Reddy; Apra, Edoardo; Stener, Mauro; Fortunelli, Alessandro; Dass, Amala

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    Ultrastable gold nanomolecule Au144(SCH2CH2Ph)60 upon etching with excess tert-butylbenzenethiol undergoes a core-size conversion and compositional change to form an entirely new core of Au133(SPh-tBu)52. This conversion was studied using high-resolution electrospray mass spectrometry which shows that the core size conversion is initiated after 22 ligand exchanges, suggesting a relatively high stability of the Au144(SCH2CH2Ph)38(SPh-tBu)22 intermediate. The Au144 → Au133 core size conversion is surprisingly different from the Au144 → Au99 core conversion reported in the case of thiophenol, -SPh. Theoretical analysis and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations show that rigid p-tBu groups play a crucial role by reducing the cluster structural freedom, and protecting the cluster from adsorption of exogenous and reactive species, thus rationalizing the kinetic factors that stabilize the Au133 core size. This 144-atom to 133-atom nanomolecule's compositional change is reflected in optical spectroscopy and electrochemistry.

  12. Recortes históricos sobre a noção de schème em Piaget: o processo de desenvolvimento de um conceito

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Apresenta o resultado de uma pesquisa realizada nos Archives Jean Piaget sobre o modo com que Piaget se valeu do conceito de schème ao longo de sua obra. Para tanto, foram investigadas as diversas fases da produção piagetiana à luz desse conceito, apresentado no livro Biologie et connaissance, para se fazer uma leitura tanto retrospectiva quanto prospectiva com base na hipótese central de que, mesmo de forma subjacente, Piaget utilizava elementos ligados a esse conceito em suas explicações. A partir do estudo realizado, foi possível estabelecer três características principais para os schèmes que, mesmo não sendo formalmente tematizadas em todas as fases do trabalho de Piaget, estavam presentes nas explicações do sujeito em situação. Indica, por fim, implicações didáticas da concepção deschème, inclusive com a explicitação de trabalhos recentes que utilizam tal noção para estudar o processo de construção de conceitos científicos.

  13. Study of the heterogeneous reaction of O3 with CH3SCH3 using the wetted-wall flowtube technique

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    Full Text Available This work presents the heterogeneous kinetics of the reaction of CH3SCH3 (dimethyl sulphide, DMS with O3 (ozone in aqueous solutions of different ionic strengths (0, 0.1 and 1.0M NaCl using the wetted-wall flowtube (WWFT technique. Henry's law coefficients of DMS on pure water and on different concentrations of NaCl (0.1M - 4.0M in the WWFT from UV spectrophotometric measurements of DMS in the gas phase, using a numerical transport model of phase exchange, were determined to be H ±s (M atm-1 = 2.16±0.5 at 274.4 K, 1.47±0.3 at 283.4 K, 0.72±0.2 at 291 K, 0.57±0.1 at 303.4 K and 0.33±0.1 at 313.4 K on water, on 1.0M NaCl to be H = 1.57±0.4 at 275.7 K, 0.8±0.2 at 291 K and on 4.0M NaCl to be H = 0.44±0.1 at 275.7 K and 0.16±0.04 at 291 K, showing a significant effect of ionic strength, m, on the solubility of DMS according to the equation ln (H/M atm-1 = 4061 T-1 - 0.052 m2 - 50.9 m T-1 - 14.0. At concentrations of DMS(liq above 50 mM, UV spectrophotometry of both O3(gas and DMS(gas enables us to observe simultaneously the reactive uptake of O3 on DMS solution and the gas-liquid equilibration of DMS along the WWFT. The uptake coefficient, g (gamma, of O3 on aqueous solutions of DMS, varying between 1 and 15·10-6, showed a square root-dependence on the aqueous DMS concentration (as expected for diffusive penetration into the surface film, where the reaction takes place in aqueous solution. The uptake coefficient was smaller on NaCl solution in accord with the lower solubility of O3. The heterogeneous reaction of O3(gas with DMS(liq was evaluated from the observations of the second order rate constant (kII for the homogeneous aqueous reaction O3(liq + DMS(liq using a numerical model of radial diffusion and reactive penetration, leading to kII ± D kII (in units of 108 M-1 s-1 = 4.1±1.2 at 291.0 K, 2.15±0.65 at 283.4 K and 1.8±0.5 at 274.4 K. Aside from the expected influence on solubility and aqueous-phase diffusion coefficient of both

  14. Mar à Vista: Explorando as Estratégias da Familia Schürmann a Bordo de um Veleiro

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    Novos contornos começaram a ser delineados no campo da estratégia, nas últimas décadas, resultando no surgimento de estudos centrados no entendimento do processo de formação de estratégia à medida em que o mesmo se desenvolve. Mintzberg, Ahlstrand e Lampel (1999 propuseram a analogia da estratégia como um elefante de dez partes, sugerindo que o campo da estratégia é visto por suas partes, o que impossibilita sua reconstituição, pois para entender o todo, é preciso conhecer cada uma das partes que o compõem. Na mesma direção, Vasconcelos (2001 identifica, a partir desses autores, três dimensões da estratégia. Da experiência acumulada em uma circunavegação pelo planeta, o que era, inicialmente, a realização de um sonho, a Familia Schürmann inovou e criou uma empresa com características inconfund

  15. Katrin Schütz: Geschlechterentwürfe im literarischen Werk von Lou Andreas-Salomé unter Berücksichtigung ihrer Geschlechtertheorie. Würzburg: Verlag Königshausen & Neumann 2008

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    Full Text Available Katrin Schütz hat eine Studie zu Geschlechterkonzeptionen in Lou Andreas-Salomés Frühwerk vorgelegt, in der auch die bislang wenig berücksichtigten literarischen Texte der Autorin ausgewertet werden. Die Anlage zielt auf eine Überblicksdarstellung, hinter der die differenzierende Reflexion der einzelnen Thesen zurück steht: Schütz geht es um die Konturierung einer Typologie. Durch die erweiterte Textgrundlage wird dabei Neues erschlossen, woraus sich anregende Impulse für die Jahrhundertwende-Forschung ergeben.Katrin Schütz’s study of gender conceptions in Lou Andreas-Salomé’s early work considers those literary texts often ignored by scholarship. The study is constructed as an overview, in light of which a differentiated reflection on the individual theses falls short: Schütz intends to formulate a typology. The expanded textual basis allows for the creation of something new, which will in turn provide inspirational impulses for turn-of-the-century research.

  16. Third statutory ordinance for assignment of competence for environmental radioactivity measuring and evaluation under the German Preventive Radiation Protection Act (StrSchVG). As of 16 October 1997

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    The German Bundesamt fuer Strahlenschutz (Radiation Protection Office) is assigned the competence to perform the necessary activities for measurement and large-area monitoring of ambient gamma dose rates on behalf of the Federal Government in compliance with the German Preventive Radiation Protection Act (StrSchVG). (orig./CB) [de

  17. "Reinhart Koselleck / Hans-Georg Gadamer (Hrsg.): Historik, Sprache und Hermeneutik – Eine Rede und eine Antwort. Herausgegeben zum 100. Geburtstag von Hans-Georg Gadamer. Mit einem Nachwort von Hans-Peter Schütt."

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    Besprechung "Reinhart Koselleck / Hans-Georg Gadamer (Hrsg.): Historik, Sprache und Hermeneutik – Eine Rede und eine Antwort. Herausgegeben zum 100. Geburtstag von Hans-Georg Gadamer. Mit einem Nachwort von Hans-Peter Schütt."

  18. EULAR/PRINTO/PRES criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura, childhood polyarteritis nodosa, childhood Wegener granulomatosis and childhood Takayasu arteritis: Ankara 2008. Part I: Overall methodology and clinical characterisation

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    Ruperto, Nicolino; Ozen, Seza; Pistorio, Angela

    2010-01-01

    To report methodology and overall clinical, laboratory and radiographic characteristics for Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), childhood polyarteritis nodosa (c-PAN), c-Wegener granulomatosis (c-WG) and c-Takayasu arteritis (c-TA) classification criteria....

  19. [Impact of sera from children with active Henoch-Schönlein purpura on human umbilical venous endothelial cells (HUVECs) and protective effects of methylprednisolone against HUVECs injury].

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    Wu, Lin; Yuan, Li-Ping; Fei, Wen-Jun; Deng, Fang; Zhang, Qin; Hu, Bo; Lu, Ling

    2012-01-01

    To observe the changes of human umbilical venous endothelial cells (HUVECs) induced by the sera from children with active Henoch-Sch-nlein purpura (HSP) and the protective effects of methylprednisolone against HUVECs injury. HUVECs were divided into four groups based on the culture conditions: blank control group, normal serum group, HSP serum group, and HSP serum plus methylprednisolone group. The levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-8 in the supernatants of each group were detected using ELISA and the nitric oxide (NO) level by nitrate reductase determination. Moreover, the expressions of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and Fractalkine in HUVECs were examined by semiquantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Western blot, respectively. The levels of IL-8, TNF-α, and NO in the HSP serum group were significantly higher than those in the blank control and normal serum groups (Pinflamation.

  20. Review of the Palearctic Atemelia Herrich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera, Yponomeutoidea, Praydidae), with description of a new leafmining species.

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    Liu, Tengteng; Yan, Jiahe

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    The Palearctic Atemelia Herrich-Schäffer, 1853 is reviewed. Two species are treated, one of which is described as new: A. fusca Liu, sp. nov. The genus Atemelia is recorded in China for the first time, and it is also newly recorded from the Eastern Palearctic region. Larvae of A. fusca sp. nov. mine leaves of Ulmus pumila (Ulmaceae), sharing the same host plant genus with another leaf miner A. torquatella (Lienig & Zeller, 1846) from Europe, but they are distinctive from the Nearctic and the Neotropical Atemelia species in host plant families and life styles. Photographs of adults and genitalia of the Palearctic Atemelia are provided. Additional photographs of immature stages, leafmines, and host plant are provided for the new species. In addition, three DNA barcodes are provided for A. fusca sp. nov.

  1. Bone taphonomy of the Schöningen "Spear Horizon South" and its implications for site formation and hominin meat provisioning.

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    Starkovich, Britt M; Conard, Nicholas J

    2015-12-01

    This paper presents the faunal remains from the new excavation area at the Lower Paleolithic site of Schöningen. The focus of the study is on the southern extension of the main find horizon (Spear Horizon South), which includes the layer that yielded the famous Schöningen spears (13 II-4). Taxonomic data corroborate previous studies, that hominins primarily hunted Equus mosbachensis, a large Pleistocene horse. Equid body part representation at the site suggests that the animals were hunted and butchered locally. There is no evidence for density-mediated attrition in the assemblage. Weathering damage is uncommon, though there is ample evidence that carnivores had access to the bone. Carnivore bite sizes were measured and compared to experimental data provided by previous authors. Based on relationships between bite size and carnivore behavior and body size, we conclude that the primary modifying agents were large carnivores (i.e., wolves or saber-toothed cats). Previous studies show that carnivores often had secondary access to the remains, after hominins. Cut marks are commonly arranged haphazardly on the bones. This may indicate that multiple hominins participated in the butchery of horse skeletons, or that they were butchered over the course of hours or days. Cut marks on axial elements are more "orderly," which probably reflects the physical logistics of orienting one's body in relation to a large carcass. These data differ from sites formed by Middle and Upper Paleolithic hominins, which might suggest that in later times, a system of organized meat provisioning was already in place. Taken together, the faunal evidence from the Spear Horizon South indicates that late Lower Paleolithic hominins using the site understood the behaviors of different prey species, hunted socially to take down large game, and successfully competed with large carnivores on the landscape for primary access to ungulate remains. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. From the Pure “We-Relationship” in Schütz to “What Happens Between Us” in Waldenfels: Open Possibilities for an Inclusive Attitude in Relation to the Other

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This article intends to compare the pure We-relationship in Schütz to what happens between us in Waldenfels. Schütz criticizes Weber’s basic methodological concepts: behavior and rationalism. For Schütz it is impossible through rational observance on relational behavior to guarantee the objectivism of sociology as a science. Schütz tries to prove that only a sociological theory that shows the different realms/worlds from which the interpretation of a product is built, with its obvious limitation of grasping the real meaning, while also clarifying the deep relationship with others, can in fact illustrate its relative anonymity or concreteness. This task involves a sense of searching for concreteness instead of taking for granted its objectiveness. For Waldenfels, the pure We-relationship is too fixed in the subjectivity that is based on one-sided understanding, and decreases possibilities of the event occurring between us. For Schütz, one deals with an eternal paradox of interpretation that will not make us acquainted completely with the other’s mind. The lack of fissure in the We-relationship does not leave space for the possibilities of what happens between us, in other words, the meaning is arrested in subjectivity in an attempt to make meaning as concrete as possible. Waldenfels will not say that the meaning in its integrality can be found, but he will open ways, which lead to a threshold where/elsewhere one will find fissures, new possibilities that first penetrate the body and after can take place in attitudes towards the other.

  3. O conceito sócio-filosófico de Alfredo Schütz e suas implicações epistemológicas para o campo da Comunicação

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    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available No seu conceito de uma sociologia interpretativa, o sociólogo Alfred Schütz procura realizar uma análise profunda do nosso "mundo da vida" (s, partindo da convicção de que este mundo de sentido não representa uma realidade objetiva, mas sim, uma realidade interpretada e válida intersubjetivamente. Por isso, também não vivemos simplesmente em um uni-verso fixo, mas sim, em multi-versos, cada um marcado por um outro estilo epistemológico. O artigo apresenta as características essenciais da teoria de Schütz, focalizando a atualidade do seu conceito, que indica possibilidades de tornar este fundamento teórico base para estudos empíricos no campo da comunicação hoje em dia.

  4. The massacre mass grave of Schöneck-Kilianstädten reveals new insights into collective violence in Early Neolithic Central Europe.

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    Meyer, Christian; Lohr, Christian; Gronenborn, Detlef; Alt, Kurt W

    2015-09-08

    Conflict and warfare are central but also disputed themes in discussions about the European Neolithic. Although a few recent population studies provide broad overviews, only a very limited number of currently known key sites provide precise insights into moments of extreme and mass violence and their impact on Neolithic societies. The massacre sites of Talheim, Germany, and Asparn/Schletz, Austria, have long been the focal points around which hypotheses concerning a final lethal crisis of the first Central European farmers of the Early Neolithic Linearbandkeramik Culture (LBK) have concentrated. With the recently examined LBK mass grave site of Schöneck-Kilianstädten, Germany, we present new conclusive and indisputable evidence for another massacre, adding new data to the discussion of LBK violence patterns. At least 26 individuals were violently killed by blunt force and arrow injuries before being deposited in a commingled mass grave. Although the absence and possible abduction of younger females has been suggested for other sites previously, a new violence-related pattern was identified here: the intentional and systematic breaking of lower limbs. The abundance of the identified perimortem fractures clearly indicates torture and/or mutilation of the victims. The new evidence presented here for unequivocal lethal violence on a large scale is put into perspective for the Early Neolithic of Central Europe and, in conjunction with previous results, indicates that massacres of entire communities were not isolated occurrences but rather were frequent features of the last phases of the LBK.

  5. Successful treatment of recurrent Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis in a renal allograft with tonsillectomy and steroid pulse therapy.

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    Yamakawa, Takafumi; Yamamoto, Izumi; Komatsuzaki, Yo; Niikura, Takahito; Okabayashi, Yusuke; Katsumata, Haruki; Kawabe, Mayuko; Katsuma, Ai; Mafune, Aki; Nakada, Yasuyuki; Kobayashi, Akimitsu; Koike, Yusuke; Miki, Jun; Yamada, Hiroki; Tanno, Yudo; Ohkido, Ichiro; Tsuboi, Nobuo; Yamamoto, Hiroyasu; Yokoo, Takashi

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    We report a case of recurrent Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) treated successfully with a tonsillectomy and steroid pulse therapy in a kidney transplant patient. A 29-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for an episode biopsy; she had a serum creatinine (S-Cr) of 1.0 mg/dL and 1.34 g/day proteinuria 26 months after kidney transplantation. Histological examination revealed increased amounts of mesangial matrix and mesangial hypercellularity with IgA deposition. Of note, one glomerulus showed focal endocapillary proliferation and tuft necrosis. We diagnosed active recurrent HSPN. Considering both the histological findings and refractory clinical course of the native kidney, she was treated for 3 consecutive days with steroid pulse therapy and a tonsillectomy. The patient's proteinuria decreased gradually to less than 150 mg/day 6 months later. A second biopsy 6 years after kidney transplantation showed an excellent response to treatment and revealed a marked reduction in both the mesangial matrix and mesangial hypercellularity, with trace IgA deposition. We conclude that a tonsillectomy and steroid pulse therapy appeared to be useful in this patient with active recurrent HSPN. This paper is the first to report a tonsillectomy and steroid pulse therapy as a therapeutic option for active recurrent HSPN. Further studies are needed to elucidate the efficacy and mechanisms of tonsillectomy with recurrent HSPN in kidney transplant patients. © 2016 Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology.

  6. The Poitiers School of Mathematical and Theoretical Biology: Besson-Gavaudan-Schützenberger's Conjectures on Genetic Code and RNA Structures.

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    Demongeot, J; Hazgui, H

    2016-12-01

    The French school of theoretical biology has been mainly initiated in Poitiers during the sixties by scientists like J. Besson, G. Bouligand, P. Gavaudan, M. P. Schützenberger and R. Thom, launching many new research domains on the fractal dimension, the combinatorial properties of the genetic code and related amino-acids as well as on the genetic regulation of the biological processes. Presently, the biological science knows that RNA molecules are often involved in the regulation of complex genetic networks as effectors, e.g., activators (small RNAs as transcription factors), inhibitors (micro-RNAs) or hybrids (circular RNAs). Examples of such networks will be given showing that (1) there exist RNA "relics" that have played an important role during evolution and have survived in many genomes, whose probability distribution of their sub-sequences is quantified by the Shannon entropy, and (2) the robustness of the dynamics of the networks they regulate can be characterized by the Kolmogorov-Sinaï dynamic entropy and attractor entropy.

  7. Henoch-Schönlein purpura and systemic disease in children: retrospective study of clinical findings, histopathology and direct immunofluorescence in 34 paediatric patients.

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    Johnson, E F; Lehman, J S; Wetter, D A; Lohse, C M; Tollefson, M M

    2015-01-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), an IgA-mediated small vessel vasculitis, is the most common form of vasculitis in children. HSP is commonly associated with systemic involvement of the gastrointestinal tract, joints and kidneys. Renal involvement is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in HSP. To characterize the clinical, histopathological and direct immunofluorescence (DIF) findings, and to correlate the findings with systemic disease in 34 children with HSP seen at our institution. This was a retrospective review of paediatric patients with HSP and with available biopsy specimens seen at our institution between 1993 and 2013. Thirty-four paediatric patients were identified (mean age 10·7 years). Renal involvement was found in 17 (50%) patients, gastrointestinal tract involvement in 22 (65%) and joint involvement in 23 (68%). Renal involvement was significantly associated with papillary dermal oedema on histopathology (P < 0·01) and the presence of perivascular C3 on DIF (P = 0·01). The presence of lesions above the waist was significantly associated with gastrointestinal involvement (P = 0·03), as was the presence of clinically apparent oedema (P = 0·01). This study suggests that in children with HSP, microscopic dermal oedema and C3 on DIF may be predictive of renal involvement. Patients with clinically apparent oedema and lesions above the waist are more likely to have gastrointestinal involvement. © 2014 British Association of Dermatologists.

  8. Thyroid exposure of Belarusian and Ukrainian children due to the Chernobyl accident and resulting thyroid cancer risk. Final report of BfS project StSch 4240

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    Jacob, P.; Meckbach, R.; Ulanovski, A.; Schotola, C.; Proehl, G.; Kenigsberg, J.; Buglova, E.; Kruk, J.; Likhtarev, I.; Kovgan, L.; Vavilov, S.; Chepurniy, M.; Tronko, M.; Bogdanova, T.; Shinkarev, S.; Gavrilin, Y.; Demidchik, Y.

    2005-01-01

    Main objectives of the BfS Project StSch4240 Thyroid Exposure of Belarusian and Ukrainian Children due to the Chernobyl Accident and Resulting Thyroid Cancer Risk were: to establish improved estimates of average thyroid dose for both genders and for each birth-year cohort of the period 1968 - 1985 in Ukrainian and Belarusian settlements, in which more than 10 measurements of the 131 I activity in the human thyroid have been performed in May/June 1986, to explore, whether this dosimetric database can be extended to neighboring settlements, to establish improved estimates of average thyroid dose for both genders and for each birth-year cohort of the period 1968 - 1985 in Ukrainian and Belarusian oblasts (regions) and larger cities, to document the thyroid cancer incidence for the period 1986 - 2001 in Ukraine and Belarus and describe morphological characteristics of the cancer cases, to assess the contribution of the baseline incidence to the total thyroid cancer incidence in the two countries and identify regional and temporal dependencies, to perform analyses of excess risks in settlements with more than 10 measurements of the 131 I activity in the human thyroid. The project has been conducted in the period 6 December 1999 to 31 March 2004. (orig.)

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    Jacob, P.; Meckbach, R.; Ulanovski, A.; Schotola, C.; Proehl, G. [GSF-Institute of Radiation Protection, Neuherberg (Germany); Kenigsberg, J.; Buglova, E.; Kruk, J. [Institute of Radiation Medicine and Endocrinology, Minsk (Belarus); Likhtarev, I.; Kovgan, L.; Vavilov, S.; Chepurniy, M. [Ukrainian Radiation Protection Inst., Kyiv (Ukraine); Tronko, M.; Bogdanova, T. [Institute of Endocrinolgoy and Metabolism of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv (Ukraine); Shinkarev, S.; Gavrilin, Y. [All-Russian Public Organization of Invalids ' Chernobylets' , Scientific Center ' FENIX' , Moscow (Russian Federation); Demidchik, Y. [Thyroid Cancer Center, Minsk (Belarus)

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    Main objectives of the BfS Project StSch4240 Thyroid Exposure of Belarusian and Ukrainian Children due to the Chernobyl Accident and Resulting Thyroid Cancer Risk were: to establish improved estimates of average thyroid dose for both genders and for each birth-year cohort of the period 1968 - 1985 in Ukrainian and Belarusian settlements, in which more than 10 measurements of the {sup 131}I activity in the human thyroid have been performed in May/June 1986, to explore, whether this dosimetric database can be extended to neighboring settlements, to establish improved estimates of average thyroid dose for both genders and for each birth-year cohort of the period 1968 - 1985 in Ukrainian and Belarusian oblasts (regions) and larger cities, to document the thyroid cancer incidence for the period 1986 - 2001 in Ukraine and Belarus and describe morphological characteristics of the cancer cases, to assess the contribution of the baseline incidence to the total thyroid cancer incidence in the two countries and identify regional and temporal dependencies, to perform analyses of excess risks in settlements with more than 10 measurements of the {sup 131}I activity in the human thyroid. The project has been conducted in the period 6 December 1999 to 31 March 2004. (orig.)

  10. [Effects of hemoperfusion treatment on serum IL-23 and IL-17 levels in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpure].

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    Liu, Li; Huang, Yan-Ping; Fang, Xia-Ling; Zhang, Yuan-Yuan; Chen, Ning; Hou, Hong-Hong

    2015-08-01

    To study the effects of hemoperfusion treatment on serum interleukin-17 (IL-17) and IL-23 levels in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). Eighty-seven children who were diagnosed with HSP and who had received hemoperfusion treatment between January 2011 and December 2012 were enrolled. Twenty-seven sex- and age-matched healthy children were recruited as normal controls. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to measure serum concentrations of IL-17 and IL-23. The serum IL-23 and IL-17 levels in the HSP group were significantly higher than in the control group (P<0.05). After hemoperfusion treatment, the serum IL-23 and IL-17 levels in the HSP group were significantly reduced to the levels of the control group. Serum serum IL-17 level was positively correlated with serum IL-23 level (P<0.05) in children with HSP. Hemoperfusion treatment can reduce serum IL-23 and IL-17 levels in children with HSP, suggesting that the treatment may be effective for HSP.

  11. Carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes of well-preserved Middle Pleistocene bone collagen from Schöningen (Germany) and their paleoecological implications.

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    Kuitems, Margot; van der Plicht, Johannes; Drucker, Dorothée G; Van Kolfschoten, Thijs; Palstra, Sanne W L; Bocherens, Hervé

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    Carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes in bone collagen can provide valuable information about the diet and habitat of mammal species. However, bone collagen degrades in normal circumstances very rapidly, and isotope analyses are therefore usually restricted to fossil material with a Late Pleistocene or Holocene age. The Middle Pleistocene site of Schöningen, dated to around 300,000 years ago, yielded bones and teeth with an exceptionally good state of collagen preservation. This allowed us to measure reliable biogenic carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios for different herbivorous taxa from the families Elephantidae, Rhinocerotidae, Equidae, Cervidae, and Bovidae. The results provide insights regarding the paleoenvironmental setting in which Middle Pleistocene hominins operated. The vegetation consumed by the herbivores from the famous spear horizon originates from open environments. During the climatic Reinsdorf Interglacial optimum, the landscape seems to have been relatively open as well, but certainly included parts that were forested. The results also indicate some niche partitioning; different herbivore species used different plant resources. For instance, the horses seem to have been predominantly browsers, while the straight-tusked elephants were feeding chiefly on grass. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Securing and reporting for 2008 and 2010 on the amount and type of VOC emissions from plants in the scope of the 31th BImSchV; Sicherung und Berichterstattung fuer 2008 und 2010 ueber Menge und Art der VOC-Emissionen aus Anlagen im Geltungsbereich der 31.BImSchV

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    Tebert, Christian; Volz, Susanne [Institut fuer Oekologie und Politik GmbH (OEKOPOL), Hamburg (Germany); Theloke, Jochen [Stuttgart Univ. (DE). Inst. fuer Energiewirtschaft und Rationelle Energieanwendung (IER)

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    The Directive 1999/13/EC (also called ''VOC-directive'' or ''Solvents Directive'') obliges the Member States of the European Union to a preparation of a report on the implementation of this Directive every three years. The target of a project of the Federal Environment Agency (Dessau-Rosslau, Federal Republic of Germany) is to assist the federal government in meeting the reporting requirements and to relieve the Federal States during data acquisition as possible. For this, an estimation of the CMR material types and quantities of CMR is focused. Recommendations are pronounced to determine the total emissions of VOCs from plants within the scope of the 31th BImSchV (Federal Nuisance Control Ordinance). The research project investigated the requirements for data provision in the individual Federal States and the possibilities for data delivery in addition to a full survey of the Federal States.

  13. Palinotaxonomia de espécies de Chrysolaena H. Rob., Echinocoryne H. Rob. e Stenocephalum Sch. Bip. (Vernonieae-Compositae ocorrentes no sudeste do Brasil Palynotaxonomy of Chrysolaena H. Rob., Echinocoryne H. Rob. and Stenocephalum Sch. Bip. (Vernonieae-Compositae species from Southeast Brazil

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    Full Text Available Realizou-se o estudo polínico de 11 espécies distribuídas em três gêneros, Chrysolaena H. Rob., Echinocoryne H. Rob. e Stenocephalum Sch. Bip., pertencentes à subtribo Vernoniinae, com o objetivo de contribuir para a caracterização polínica dessas espécies e avaliar sua posição taxonômica. Os grãos de pólen foram acetolisados, analisados e fotomicrografados sob microscopia de luz. Para observar detalhes da superfície e abertura, grãos de pólen não acetolisados foram analisados em microscópio eletrônico de varredura e de transmissão. Os gêneros foram separados, em uma chave palinológica, em dois grandes grupos utilizando-se o número total e a organização das lacunas que formam o padrão lofado. No primeiro grupo foram reunidas espécies de Echinocoryne H. Rob. que possuem grãos de pólen com 30 lacunas. No segundo grupo, espécies de Chrysolaena H. Rob. e Stenocephalum Sch. Bip., com 29 lacunas. As espécies de Echinocoryne são palinologicamente homogêneas, afastando-se apenas Echinocoryne holosericea (Mart. ex DC. H. Rob. e Echinocoryne schwenkiaefolia (Mart. ex DC. H. Rob. de Echinocoryne pungens (Gardn. H. Rob. e Echinocoryne stricta (Gardn. H. Rob. Estas duas últimas não puderam ser separadas pelas características polínicas. Considera-se, após o estudo aqui realizado, que as características polínicas isoladamente não são suficientes para definir os três gêneros aqui analisados.A pollen study of 11 species distributed in three genera, Chrysolaena H. Rob., Echinocoryne H. Rob. and Stenocephalum Sch. Bip. belonging to the Vernoniinae subtribe was carried out to characterize the pollen of these species and evaluate their taxonomic position. The pollen grains were acetolysed, analyzed and illustrated using light microscopy. For further details of pollen surface and aperture, non-acetolysed pollen grains were analysed by means of scanning and transmition electron microscopy. The genera were separated by a

  14. Estudo da validade e confiabilidade intra e interobservador da versão modificada do teste de Schöber modificado em indivíduos com lombalgia Study of validity and intra and inter-observer reliability of modified-modified Schöber test in subjects with low-back pain

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    Christiane de Souza Guerino Macedo

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    Full Text Available Em pacientes com lombalgia, mensura-se a amplitude de movimento (ADM da coluna lombar por meio da versão modificada do teste de Schöber modificado (MTSM, mas suas propriedades psicométricas não são comprovadas para uso clínico. Este estudo verificou a validade e confiabilidade intra e interobservador do MTSM em indivíduos com lombalgia, comparando as medidas da ADM com as obtidas por meio de radiografia, método considerado padrão-ouro. Participaram 20 voluntários com lombalgia, de ambos os sexos, funcionários de um Hospital Universitário. O MTSM foi aplicado duas vezes por dois avaliadores. As medidas obtidas pelo teste e por radiografia foram comparadas usando o coeficiente de correlação de Pearson, obtendo-se r=0,14, ou seja, correlação fraca. O coeficiente de correlação intraclasse (CCI dos MTSM intra-observador foi 0,96 (IC 95% 0,91;0,98 e interobservador 0,93 (IC 95% 0,84;0,97, indicando alta confiabilidade; o teste de Bland & Altman mostrou alta concordância intra e interobservador, com valores de -0,21 e -0,28, respectivamente. Embora tenha sido encontrada alta confiabilidade intra e interobservador na aplicação da versão modificada do teste de Schöber modificado, este apresentou baixa validade para medir a ADM da coluna lombar, quando comparado ao padrão-ouro.In patients with low-back pain the lumbar spine range of motion (ROM is often measured by the modified version of the modified Schöber test (MMST, but its psychometric properties have not been ascertained for clinical use. The purpose here was to verify intra and inter-observer validity and reliability of the MMST in subjects with low-back pain, and to compare obtained ROM measures to those obtained by radiography, taken as gold standard. The study involved 20 subjects with chronic low-back pain, of both sexes, employees at a university hospital. The MMST was applied twice by two examiners each. The Pearson correlation coefficient found when comparing

  15. Mise en pratique du schéma 2BSvs dans le groupe industriel Sofiprotéol : étude de cas sur toute la filière (de l’agriculteur au pétrolier

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    Guizouarn Kristell

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    Full Text Available Pour réduire sensiblement les émissions de CO liées aux transports routiers, l’Union européenne mise sur le développement des biocarburants, en respectant des conditions de durabilité. Afin de répondre à cette obligation et d’être en mesure de démontrer la conformité du biodiesel à ces critères, depuis l’agriculteur jusqu’au distributeur pétrolier, la filière des oléagineux a engagé la rédaction d’un schéma de vérification volontaire : 2BSvs, pour Biomasse Biocarburant Schéma volontaire sur la durabilité. Reconnu par la Commission Européenne le 19 juillet 2011, le schéma 2BSvs couvre l’ensemble de la chaîne de production des biocarburants, du producteur de biomasse à l’entrée dans un entrepôt sous douanes. À travers une étude de cas sur toute la filière, de l’agriculteur au pétrolier, cet article présente les implications pour les acteurs de la filière oléagineuse, les changements intervenus depuis avril 2013, et les défis futurs à relever.

  16. Osteomielitis mandibular como complicación de la enfermedad de Albers-Schömberg Mandibular osteomyelitis as a complication of Albers-Schomberg disease

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    Full Text Available La enfermedad de Albers-Schömberg u osteopetrosis es un raro padecimiento óseo. La osteomielitis mandibular es una infrecuente complicación de esta enfermedad. Por ello y por lo interesante de la presentación clínica de ambas entidades, nos propusimos como objetivo presentar este caso. Este paciente masculino de 32 años con antecedentes de enfermedad de Albers- Schömberg de tipo adulta benigna que dos años atrás acudió a consulta y refirió haberse realizado una exodoncia once meses antes, a partir de lo cual presentó aumento de volumen facial y dolor de intensidad variable con períodos de agudización. Luego del estudio clínico e imagenológico se llegó al diagnóstico de una osteomielitis mandibular como complicación de su enfermedad de base. Se aplicó terapia antimicrobiana, exéresis del hueso necrótico y oxígeno hiperbárico. A los dos años acudió a consulta con una reagudización del proceso, se le produjo la expulsión espontánea de un secuestro óseo y se decidió la realización de una mandibulectomía parcial más reconstrucción con placa mandibular. En estos momentos el paciente no presenta signos de reagudización del proceso y se mantiene bajo vigilancia estricta a los tres meses de realizada la intervención quirúrgica.Albers-Schomberg disease or osteopetrosis is a rare bone condition. Mandibular osteomyelitis is an infrequent complication of this disease. It was for this reason, alongside the peculiar clinical presentation of both entities, that we decided to present this case. A male 32-year-old patient with a history of benign adult Albers-Schomberg disease attended consultation two years ago and stated to have undergone exodontia eleven months before, after which he had had facial swelling and pain of variable intensity with acute episodes. Clinical and imaging studies led to the diagnosis of mandibular osteomyelitis as a complication of his underlying condition. Treatment consisted of antimicrobial

  17. An analysis of the levels of the soluble form of the endothelial protein C receptor in children with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura.

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    Cayci, Fatma Semsa; Ekim, Mesiha; Egin, Yonca; Gökce, Hafize; Yalcinkaya, Fatos; Ozcakar, Birsin; Akar, Nejat

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    The pathogenesis of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) has not been clearly defined. Inflammatory cytokines have been associated with HSP but there are only a few reports that have focused on coagulation. The endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR), which has anticoagulant and antiinflammatory activity, is the key component of the protein C pathway. Recent studies have implicated the soluble form of EPCR (sEPCR) in Wegener's granulomatosis, Behçet's disease, and systemic lupus erythematosus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of sEPCR in HSP children. Twenty-two children with HSP and 17 healthy children were included. We found no significant differences (P > .05) between patient and control groups in the levels of von Willebrand factor and thrombomodulin. The median sEPCR values in the HSP group were lower than the control group (79 vs. 102 ng/mL, respectively) (P > .05). The mean sEPCR value in HSP patients with severe abdominal pain was lower than without (88.8 ± 54.9 vs. 108.2 ± 66.3 ng/mL, respectively) (P > .05). In addition, the mean IL-6 serum levels were significantly elevated in HSP patients during the acute stage of HSP (2.1 ± 1.7 vs. 1.5 ± 1.2 pg/mL, P = .038). We also observed a slight negative correlation between the levels of sEPCR and IL-6 (R = -.135, P > .05). To our knowledge, this was the first study to analyze sEPCR levels in HSP. Our results did not conclusively identify a direct role of sEPCR in HSP, but our findings warrant further investigations, especially in severe HSP cases characterized by gastrointestinal bleeding or renal involvement.

  18. Preparation, characterization and application of Saussurea tridactyla Sch-Bip as green adsorbents for preconcentration of rare earth elements in environmental water samples

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    Zhang, Qiangying; He, Man; Chen, Beibei; Hu, Bin

    2016-07-01

    This paper deals with preparation, characterization and application of the Saussurea tridactyla Sch-Bip (STSB) as a new green adsorbent for separation of matrix elements and preconcentration of rare earth elements (REEs) in environmental water samples. The pretreated STSB adsorbent with 2 mol L- 1 NaOH is characterized with higher surface area and adsorption capacities in comparison with a raw STSB material. The new adsorbent was used for the development of on-line solid phase extraction (SPE) for the determination of REEs by radial viewing 27 MHz inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). Various parameters affecting the adsorption/desorption procedure were optimized. The adsorption capacities for the STSB were found to be 62.2 (Y)-153 mg g- 1 (Tm). Under the optimized conditions, the limits of detection (LODs, 3σ) for REEs were in the range of 0.06 (Yb)-8.77 (Sm) ng mL- 1. The relative standard deviations (RSDs) for 7 replicate determinations of target REEs at low concentration level ranged from 2.4 (Yb) to 8.9 (Sm)%. The adsorption isotherm fitted Langmuir model and the adsorption kinetics fitted well with both Pseudo-first order and Pseudo-second order models. The predominant adsorption mechanism is ion exchange. The STSB pretreated with 2 mol L- 1 NaOH has been demonstrated to be low cost, green and environment friendly adsorbent, featuring with high adsorption capacity, wide pH range, and fast adsorption/desorption kinetics for target REEs with long lifetime. The proposed method was applied to the determination of REEs in East Lake, Yangtze River and rain water samples.

  19. Identification and assessment of groundwater flow and storage components of the relict Schöneben Rock Glacier, Niedere Tauern Range, Eastern Alps (Austria)

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    Winkler, Gerfried; Wagner, Thomas; Pauritsch, Marcus; Birk, Steffen; Kellerer-Pirklbauer, Andreas; Benischke, Ralf; Leis, Albrecht; Morawetz, Rainer; Schreilechner, Marcellus G.; Hergarten, Stefan

    2016-06-01

    More than 2,600 relict rock glaciers are known in the Austrian Alps but the knowledge of their hydraulic properties is severely limited. The relict Schöneben Rock Glacier (Niedere Tauern Range, Austria), with an extension of 0.17 km2, was investigated based on spring data (2006-2014) and seismic refraction survey. Spring-discharge hydrographs and natural and artificial tracer data suggest a heterogeneous aquifer with a layered internal structure for the relict rock glacier. The discharge behavior exhibits a fast and a delayed flow component. The spring discharge responds to recharge events within a few hours but a mean residence time of several months can also be observed. The internal structure of the rock glacier (up to several tens of meters thick) consists of: an upper blocky layer with a few meters of thickness, which lacks fine-grained sediments; a main middle layer with coarse and finer-grained sediments, allowing for fast flow; and an approximately 10-m-thick basal till layer as the main aquifer body responsible for the base flow. The base-flow component is controlled by (fine) sandy to silty sediments with low hydraulic conductivity and high storage capacity, exhibiting a difference in hydraulic conductivity to the upper layer of about three orders of magnitude. The high storage capacity of relict rock glaciers has an impact on water resources management in alpine catchments and potentially regulates the risk of natural hazards such as floods and related debris flows. Thus, the results highlight the importance of such aquifer systems in alpine catchments.

  20. Kidney Injury Molecule-1 Level is Associated with the Severity of Renal Interstitial Injury and Prognosis in Adult Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis.

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    Zhang, Yuanyuan; Li, Aiju; Wen, Jiliang; Zhen, Junhui; Hao, Qiufa; Zhang, Yidan; Hu, Zhao; Xiao, Xiaoyan

    2017-07-01

    Kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) was identified the most highly upregulated protein in chronic kidney diseases and prolonged KIM-1 expression may be maladaptive. The present study was aimed to investigate urinary, renal and plasma KIM-1 levels and to analyze association between KIM-1 levels with clinical and pathological indexes in adult Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) patients. Twenty healthy individuals, 20 HSP patients without nephritis and 35 HSP patients with nephritis were recruited. Urinary and plasma KIM-1 levels were determined by ELISA and Luminex, respectively. Renal KIM-1 expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry. HSP patients with nephritis were characterized as elevated levels of urinary, renal and plasma KIM-1. Those with more severe tubular injury of renal biopsy tissues presented significantly higher urinary and renal KIM-1 levels compared to control and patients without nephritis. Urinary and renal levels of KIM-1 were positively correlated with blood urea nitrogen and proteinuria, while they were negatively correlated with eGFR at both baseline and after two years follow-up. Moreover, plasma KIM-1 levels were associated with blood urea nitrogen and proteinuria as well. Further univariate correlation analysis indicated urinary and renal KIM-1 levels were positively correlated with interstitial inflammation index and tubulointerstitial chronicity index. Only urinary KIM-1 levels were associated with interstitial inflammation index, tubulointerstitial chronicity index and extracapillary glomerular activity index, after logistic regression analysis. The area under the curve (AUC) for urinary KIM-1/Cr predicting progression of renal damage was significantly greater than the AUC for proteinuria. This finding suggests that measurement of urinary and renal KIM-1 level may be helpful to evaluate severity of renal pathological damage and prognosis in adult HSP patients with nephritis. Copyright © 2017 IMSS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights

  1. EOS7Cm: An improved TOUGH2 module for simulating non-isothermal multiphase and multicomponent flow in CO2-H2S-CH4-brine systems with high pressure, temperature and salinity

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    Lei, Hongwu; Li, Jun; Li, Xiaochun; Jiang, Zhenjiao

    2016-09-01

    Understanding the non-isothermal multiphase and multicomponent flow in a CO2-H2S-CH4-brine system is of critical importance in projects such as CO2 storage in deep saline aquifers, natural gas extraction using CO2 as the displacement fluid, and heat extraction from hot dry rocks using CO2 as the working fluid. Numerical simulation is a necessary tool to evaluate the chemical evolution in these systems. However, an accurate thermodynamic model for CO2-H2S-CH4-brine systems appropriate for high pressure, temperature, and salinity is still lacking. This study establishes the mutual solubility model for CO2-H2S-CH4-brine systems based on the fugacity-activity method for phase equilibrium. The model can predict mutual solubilities for pressure up to 1000 bar for CO2 and CH4, and 200 bar for H2S, for temperature up to 200 °C, and for salinity up to 6 mol/kg water. We incorporated the new model into TOUGH2/EOS7C, forming a new improved module we call EOS7Cm. Compared to the original EOS7C, EOS7Cm considers the effects of H2S and covers a larger range of temperature and salinity. EOS7Cm is employed in five examples, including CO2 injection with and without impurities (CH4 and/or H2S) into deep aquifers, CH4 extraction from aquifers by CO2 injection, and heat extraction from hot dry rock. The results are compared to those from TOUGH2/ECO2N, EOS7C and CMG, agreement among which serves to verify EOS7Cm.

  2. Effect of the dopamine D1-like receptor antagonist SCH 23390 on the microstructure of ingestive behaviour in water-deprived rats licking for water and NaCl solutions.

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    Galistu, Adriana; D'Aquila, Paolo S

    2012-01-18

    The analysis of licking microstructure provides measures, size and number of licking bouts, which might reveal, respectively, reward evaluation and behavioural activation. Based on the different effects of the dopamine D1-like and D2-like receptor antagonists SCH 23390 and raclopride on licking for sucrose, in particular the failure of the former to reduce bout size and the ability of the latter to induce a within-session decrement of bout number resembling either reward devaluation or neuroleptics on instrumental responding, we suggested that activation of reward-associated responses depends on dopamine D1-like receptor stimulation, and its level is updated on the basis of a dopamine D2-like receptor-mediated reward evaluation. Consistent results were obtained in a study examining the effect of dopamine D2-like receptor antagonism in rats licking for NaCl solutions and water. In this study, we examined the effects of the dopamine D1-like receptor antagonist SCH 23390 (0, 10, 20 and 40 μg/kg) on the microstructure of licking for water and sodium chloride solutions (0.075 M, 0.15 M, 0.3 M) in 12 h water deprived rats. Rats were exposed to each solution for 60 s either after the first lick or after 3 min that the animals were placed in the chambers. Bout size, but not bout number, was decreased at the highest NaCl concentration. SCH 23390 produced a decrease of bout number and of lick number mainly due to the decreased number of subjects engaging in licking behaviour, and failed to reduce bout size for Na Cl and water at a dose which increased the latency to the 1st lick but did not affect the intra-bout lick rate. In agreement with previous observations, these results suggest that dopamine D1-like receptors play an important role in the activation of reward-oriented responses. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Förderung von Strategien selbstregulierten Lernens und deren Einfluss auf die schulische Leistung sowie die Selbstwirksamkeitsüberzeugungen von Schülern im Primarbereich : Implementation einer Lernumgebung in den regulären Unterricht der vierten Klassenstufe

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    Die Zielsetzung der Dissertation bestand darin, eine Lernumgebung für den regulären Unterricht zu entwickeln, mittels derer Grundschülern der vierten Klassenstufe Strategien selbstregulierten Lernens vermittelt werden sollten. Instruiert wurden die Schüler dabei von ihren Lehrkräften. Den theoretischen Bezugsrahmen für die Konzeption der Lernumgebung lieferte das sozial-kognitive Modell der Selbstregulation von Zimmerman (2000a), aus dem sich für den pädagogischen Kontext Strategien selbstreg...

  4. Peter Schöttler or a possible answer to the question: what else can be said about something which everything is already „known”? Scientific realism, „canonization” and the deconstruction of the myths

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    Full Text Available In this article I lay down the conviction that one can never say „everything is known” about a classic author or cultural movement which, by his magnitude, sometimes founding intellectual or learning/school currents, becomes „canonized” in the pantheon of an „mythical” culture. And, subsequently, one could actually express this „something new” without resorting to the easy and rather problematic method of „deconstruction”, by recourse to the scientific realism of the methods of social history. German historian Peter Schöttler’s research is an argument to this effect.

  5. 1D Thermal-Hydraulic-Chemical (THC) Reactive transport modeling for deep geothermal systems: A case study of Groß Schönebeck reservoir, Germany

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    Driba, D. L.; De Lucia, M.; Peiffer, S.

    2014-12-01

    Fluid-rock interactions in geothermal reservoirs are driven by the state of disequilibrium that persists among solid and solutes due to changing temperature and pressure. During operation of enhanced geothermal systems, injection of cooled water back into the reservoir disturbs the initial thermodynamic equilibrium between the reservoir and its geothermal fluid, which may induce modifications in permeability through changes in porosity and pore space geometry, consequently bringing about several impairments to the overall system.Modeling of fluid-rock interactions induced by injection of cold brine into Groß Schönebeck geothermal reservoir system situated in the Rotliegend sandstone at 4200m depth have been done by coupling geochemical modeling Code Phreeqc with OpenGeoSys. Through batch modeling the re-evaluation of the measured hydrochemical composition of the brine has been done using Quintessa databases, the results from the calculation indicate that a mineral phases comprising of K-feldspar, hematite, Barite, Calcite and Dolomite was found to match the hypothesis of equilibrium with the formation fluid, Reducing conditions are presumed in the model (pe = -3.5) in order to match the amount of observed dissolved Fe and thus considered as initial state for the reactive transport modeling. based on a measured composition of formation fluids and the predominant mineralogical assemblage of the host rock, a preliminary 1D Reactive transport modeling (RTM) was run with total time set to 30 years; results obtained for the initial simulation revealed that during this period, no significant change is evident for K-feldspar. Furthermore, the precipitation of calcite along the flow path in the brine results in a drop of pH from 6.2 to a value of 5.2 noticed over the simulated period. The circulation of cooled fluid in the reservoir is predicted to affect the temperature of the reservoir within the first 100 -150m from the injection well. Examination of porosity change in

  6. Atopic Dermatitis and Association of Risk for Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (IgA Vasculitis) and Renal Involvement Among Children

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    Wei, Chang-Ching; Lin, Cheng-Li; Shen, Te-Chun; Li, Tsai-Chung; Chen, An-Chyi

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Elevation of Th2 cytokine-driven inflammatory mediators has been reported in acute stage of Henoch–Schönlein purpura (HSP). However, the temporal interaction between Th2-mediated allergic diseases and HSP with renal involvement remains unknown. Herein, we conducted a population-based cohort analysis to investigate the risk of HSP and renal involvement in children with atopic dermatitis (AD) as 1 of the first steps in the atopic march. From 2000 to 2007, 95,208 children with newly diagnosed AD and 190,416 randomly selected non-AD controls were included in the study. By the end of 2008, incidences of HSP in both cohorts and the AD cohort to non-AD cohort hazard ratios (HRs) and confidence intervals (CIs) were measured. Comparison of renal involvement in HSP between children with and without AD was analyzed. The incidence of HSP during the study period was 1.75-fold greater (95% CI: 1.27–2.42) in the AD cohort than in the non-AD cohort (14.2 vs 8.11 per 100,000 person-years). The AD to non-AD HR of HSP was greater for girls (1.92, 95% CI: 1.18–3.13), children older than 6 years (2.54, 95% CI: 1.15–5.59), and those living in less urbanized area (2.74, 95% CI: 1.10–6.82). Concurrent allergic rhinitis or asthma did not increase the HR of HSP further. The HR for HSP in AD children increased from 0.67 (95% CI: 0.41–1.11) for those with ≤2 AD-related visits to 9.77 (95% CI: 6.44–14.8) for those with >4 visits (P < 0.0001, by the trend test). The risk of developing HSP in the AD cohort was highest within first year after AD diagnosis (HR: 3.99; 95% CI: 1.61–9.89). AD cohort with HSP had higher occurrence rate of renal involvement, particular hematuria, than non-AD cohort with HSP. AD children had a greater risk of developing HSP and HSP with renal involvement. Further research is needed to clarify the role of allergy in the pathogenesis of HSP and renal involvement. PMID:26817917

  7. Heat shock protein 70-2 and tumor necrosis factor-α gene polymorphisms in Chinese children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

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    Ding, Gui-Xia; Wang, Chen-Hu; Che, Ruo-Chen; Guan, Wan-Zhen; Yuan, Yang-Gang; Su, Min; Zhang, Ai-Hua; Huang, Song-Ming

    2016-02-01

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) or IgA-associated vasculitis is related to immune disturbances. Polymorphisms of the heat shock protein 70-2 gene (HSP70-2) and the tumor necrosis factor-a gene (TNF-α) are known to be associated with immune diseases. The purpose of this study was to investigate the likely association of HSP70-2 (+1267A/G) and TNF-α (+308A/G) gene polymorphisms with HSP in children. The polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism method was used to detect the HSP70-2 and TNF-α polymorphisms in 205 cases of children with HSP and 53 controls; and the association of these polymorphisms with HSP and HSP nephritis (HSPN) was analyzed. The G/G genotypic frequencies at the +1267A/G position of HSP70-2 in the HSP group (22.9%) were significantly higher than those in the healthy control group (9.4%) (χ(2)=4.764, P<0.05). The frequencies of the A/A, A/G and G/G genotypes of HSP70-2 in patients in the nephritis-free group and the HSPN group showed no statistically significant difference. The A/A genotype frequency at the +308G/A position of TNF-α in the HSP group was 8.3%, which was higher than that in the control group (χ(2)=6.447, P<0.05). The A allele frequency of TNF-α in the HSP group was higher than that in the control group, with a statistically significant difference (χ(2)=7.241, P<0.05). The HSP70-2 (+1267A/G) and TNF-α (+308G/A) gene polymorphisms were associated with HSP in children. The G/G homozygosity of HSP70-2 and the A/A homozygosity of TNF-α may be genetic predisposing factors for HSP.

  8. Impact of elevated CO2 concentrations on the growth and ultrastructure of non-calcifying marine diatom (Chaetoceros gracilis F.Schütt

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    Hanan M. Khairy

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The impacts of different CO2 concentrations on the growth, physiology and ultrastructure of noncalcifying microalga Chaetoceros gracilis F.Schütt (Diatom were studied. We incubated Ch. gracilis under different CO2 concentrations, preindustrial and current ambient atmospheric concentrations (285 and 385 μatm, respectively or predicted year-2100 CO2 levels (550, 750 and 1050 μatm in continuous culture conditions. The growth of Ch. gracilis measured as cell number was decreased by increasing the pCO2 concentration from nowadays concentration (385 μatm to 1050 μatm. The lowest percentage changes of oxidizable organic matter, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate and silicate were recorded at a higher pCO2 (1050 μatm, and this is in consistence with the lowest recorded cell number indicating unsuitable conditions for the growth of Ch. gracilis. The minimum cell numbers obtained at higher levels of CO2 clearly demonstrate that, low improvement occurred when the carbon level was raised. This was confirmed by a highly negative correlation between cell number and carbon dioxide partial pressure (r = −0.742, p ⩽ 0.05. On the other hand, highest growth rate at pCO2 = 385 μatm was also confirmed by the maximum uptake of nutrient salts (NO3 = 68.96 μmol.l−1, PO4 = 29.75 μmol.l−1, Si2O3 = 36.99 μmol.l−1. Total protein, carbohydrate and lipid composition showed significant differences (p ⩽ 0.05 at different carbon dioxide concentrations during the exponential growth phase (day 8. Transmission Electron Microscopy of Ch. gracilis showed enlargement of the cell, chloroplast damage, disorganization and disintegration of thylakoid membranes; cell lysis occurs at a higher CO2 concentration (1050 μatm. It is concluded from this regression equation and from the results that the growth of Ch. gracilis is expected to decrease by increasing pCO2 and increasing ocean acidification.

  9. Vorsicht, Schönheit!

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    2016-01-01

    Article on critical bio-political dimensions of beauty. It discusses somatic informed performance making and teaching practices with a focus on applications of the the work of movement educational pioneer Moshe Feldenkrais( 1904 -1984).

  10. Evaluation of Emissions Declarations according to 11. BimSchV of the year 2004 for the use of emissions reporting at UNFCCC and UNECE. Stationary internal combustion engines; Aufbereitung von Daten der Emissionserklaerungen gemaess 11. BImSchV aus dem Jahre 2004 fuer die Verwendung bei der UNFCCC- und UNECE-Berichterstattung. Teilbericht Stationaere Verbrennungsmotoren

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    2009-12-15

    The Emissions Declarations according to 11{sup th} BImSchV from 2004 for stationary internal combustion engines were analysed with the aim to derive fuel specific emission factors for a set of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. For that purpose, curtly 1.000 plants have been identified which on one hand are operated with exactly one fuel (no fuel mixing) and on the other hand technologically solely consist of internal combustion engines (no peak boilers). During extensive checks of plausibility, 80 - 95% of the data sets were rejected, depending on pollutant and fuel. Nonetheless, very high fluctuation ranges for specific emissions were found in the remaining data material. As the result, emission factors have been derived for the pollutants NO{sub x}, CO, SO{sub 2}, formaldehyde, total dust, methane, B(a)P, benzene and total-C without Methane and for the fuels natural gas, landfill gas, digester gas, biogas, mine gas, light fuel oil/diesel oil and plant oil. The uncertainties of the derived emission factors are between {+-} 15% and two orders of magnitude. No or no resilient data have been found for the pollutants NH{sub 3}, N{sub 2}O, NMVOC, particulate matter PM{sub 2.5}/PM{sub 10} and soot as well as for the fuels Plant oil ester and wood gas. (orig.)

  11. Nina Degele: Gender/Queer Studies. München: UTB Fink 2008. — Franziska Schößler: Einführung in die Gender Studies. Berlin: Akademie Verlag 2008

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    Heike Kahlert

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    Full Text Available Nina Degele und Franziska Schößler treiben mit ihren Einführungsbüchern in die Gender Studies beziehungsweise in die Gender/Queer Studies die Disziplinierung dieser neuen Wissensfelder voran. Ausgehend von ihren jeweiligen Herkunftsdisziplinen (Soziologie und Literaturwissenschaft legen sie übersichtliche Überblicke vor, die explizit für die Hochschullehre konzipiert sind. Beide Bücher leisten einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Kanonisierung der Gender Studies als akademisches Fach, bleiben aber in ihrer Konzeption stark den Herkunftsdisziplinen ihrer Verfasserinnen verhaftet. Hier stößt die viel beschworene Interdisziplinarität der Gender Studies an ihre Grenzen.Nina Degele and Franziska Schößler promote the disciplinary establishment of new fields of knowledge with their introductory books in Gender Studies and Gender/Queer Studies. Using their individual home disciplines (sociology and literary studies as a starting point, they present clear overviews of these new fields of knowledge explicitly conceived for use in higher education. Both books contribute to the canonization of Gender Studies as an academic discipline, however they remain in their conception strongly attached to the home disciplines of their authors. It is here that the often-touted interdisciplinarity of Gender Studies reaches its limits.

  12. Um estudo observacional do filme Denise está Chamando à luz da teoria de ação de Chris Argyris e Donald Schön Study of the motion picture "Denise Calls Up" focusing on the action theory by Chris Argyris and Donald Schön

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta uma análise do mundo comportamental retratado no filme Denise está Chamando (Denise Calls Up, de Hal Salwen (1995, cujas características (omissão, distanciamento, manipulação subreptícia, mentiras piedosas, controle e proteção unilaterais são típicas do Oposto ao Modelo I e delicadas para serem identificadas, analisadas e discutidas facilmente nas interações humanas. Esse modelo é oriundo da Teoria de Ação proposta por Chris Argyris e Donald Schön (1977, 1996, aqui utilizados como base de argumentação. Buscou-se, neste trabalho, responder à pergunta de como pesquisadores e consultores podem tornar conhecidos modelos mentais e seus modos de ação. Apresentou-se, ainda, uma perspectiva de análise fílmica, com vistas a contribuir para o incremento de um trabalho científico no Brasil que possa auxiliar grupos e organizações na análise de suas ações. O estudo caracteriza-se como qualitativo, observacional, com base em observação indireta e não-participante. Escolheu-se o método da análise de discurso, baseado em cenas elucidativas da proposição teórica estudada. A fundamentação teórica tentou contextualizar, de modo sucinto, os elementos da Teoria de Ação, identificando, com base no filme, o mundo comportamental que permeia as relações humanas.Behavioral dynamics portrayed in the motion picture, "Denise Calls Up" by Hal Salwen (1955, were analyzed in relation to omission, indifference, surreptitious manipulation, merciful lies and unilateral control and protection. These attitudes are typical of the Opposite of Model I by Chris Argyris and Donald Schön (1995 and are difficult to identify, analyze and discuss in human interactions. Arguments were based on the Model, which was part of their Theory of Action (1977, 1996, and questioned how researchers and consultants could make mental models and modi operandi better known to others. An analysis of the film was also presented thereby

  13. Mundo de la vida, comprensión y acción intersubjetiva en la sociología fenomenológica de Alfred Schütz.

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    Héctor Mora Nawrath

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo elabora una aproximación descriptiva y analítica respecto de tres conceptos centrales en la propuesta de Alfred Schütz: ‘mundo de la vida’ (Lebenswelt, ‘comprensión’ (Verstehen y ‘acción intersubjetiva’. Explora el sentido del ‘mundo de la vida’ como realidad eminente, así como la multiformidad que éste adquiere desde la perspectiva del actor social; revisa el concepto de ‘comprensión’ en tanto capacidad del actor, como en su relación con la conformación del mundo social; y reflexiona respecto a las características que adquiere la acción social subjetiva e intersubjetiva, situándola en los marcos espaciotemporales.

  14. Impact of numerical information on risk knowledge regarding human papillomavirus (HPV vaccination among schoolgirls: a randomised controlled trial [Effekt von Zahlenangaben auf das Risikowissen von Schülerinnen zur Humanen Papillomavirus (HPV-Impfung: eine randomisiert-kontrollierte Studie

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    recipients: Mean value of risk knowledge score (0–5 points: 4.6±1.0 vs. 2.6±1.2 (mean difference 2.0 (95% CI 1.6–2.4; (P[german] Einführung: In Deutschland wurde die Implementierung der Humanen Papillomavirus (HPV-Impfung für 12–17-jährige Mädchen von diversen Kampagnen begleitet. Evidenz-basierte Informationen, die Zahlenangaben beinhalten, wurden nicht zur Verfügung gestellt. Stattdessen führten die Standardinformationen zu einer Überschätzung des Krebsrisikos und den Effekten der HPV-Impfung. Das Vertrauen in die Fähigkeit von Kindern mit Risiken umzugehen ist gering, insbesondere wenn es sich um sozial benachteiligte Schüler handelt. Das Ziel dieser Studie ist ein Vergleich der Effekte eines Standard-Flyers mit einem Informationsflyer, der Zahlenangaben beinhaltet, hinsichtlich des Risikowissens über die HPV-Impfung bei Schülerinnen. Methoden: Randomisiert-kontrollierte Kurzzeitstudie. Es wurden alle 108 Schülerinnen aus sieben Schulklassen auf die Teilnahme angesprochen und 105 stimmten zu. Die Teilnehmerinnen waren Berufsfachschülerinnen, die den Abschluss der 10. Klasse anstrebten und zur Zielgruppe für eine HPV-Impfung gehörten. Die Kontrollgruppe wurde gebeten, den Standardflyer des Nationalen Netzwerks Frauen und Gesundheit zu lesen. Die Interventionsgruppe erhielt den gleichen Flyer, der jedoch mit numerischen Informationen zum Krebsrisiko und zu den angenommenen Effekten der HPV-Impfung auf die Krebsprävention ergänzt worden war. Als Basischarakteristika wurden Alter, Impfstatus, Einstellung zur HPV-Impfung und Aspekte bezüglich des Migrationshintergrunds erhoben. Der primäre Endpunkt war Risikowissen. Die Fragebogenerhebungen erfolgten unter experimentellen Bedingungen. Die individuelle Randomisierung, die Teilnehmerinnen und die intention-to-treat Datenanalyse waren verblindet. Die Studie wurde vom Ministerium für Bildung und Kultur des Landes Schleswig-Holstein und der Ethikkommission der Hamburger Ärztekammer genehmigt

  15. Impulse für Entwicklungsprozesse zur inklusiven Schule aus der interkulturellen Bildungspraxis: inwiefern können internationale biografische Erfahrungen von Lehrer(inne)n und Schüler(inne)n zur Integrations- und zur Enkulturationsfunktion von Schule beitragen?

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    Egbers, Julia; Hüllbrock, Nadine

    2017-01-01

    Die inklusive Schule entwickelt sich aus komplexen Veränderungsprozessen, die Vielfalt auf unterschiedlichste Weisen abbilden. Ein Aspekt ist die kulturelle Diversität. Sie steht im Fokus dieses Beitrags und wird unter folgender Fragestellung betrachtet: Inwiefern können internationale biografische Erfahrungen von Lehrer(inne)n und Schüler(inne)n zur Integrations- und zur Enkulturationsfunktion von Schule beitragen? Ziel der folgenden Darstellung ist es, auf der Basis von zwei Projektbeispiel...

  16. Particle reduction strategies - PAREST. Evaluation of emission reduction scenarios using chemical transport calculations. PM10- and NO2-immission contributions in Germany. Wood combustion in small combustion systems; installations of the 13th and 17th BImSchV (Federal Immission Control Act). Sub-report

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    Stern, Rainer

    2013-01-01

    This report was prepared within the research project ''Particle reduction strategies - PAREST.'' In this paper with the chemical transport model REM CALGRID following questions were investigated: 1 What is the contribution of the wood-fired small combustion plants in Germany to the PM10- and NO 2 -concentrations? 2 What is the contribution of the 13th and 17th BlmSchV covered installations to the PM10 and NO 2 concentrations in Germany? [de

  17. Notes on Michael Schülke's pselaphine collections from China. - Tyrini. I. genera Labomimus Sharp, Linan Hlaváč and Pselaphodes Westwood (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae).

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    Yin, Zi-Wei; Li, Li-Zhen

    2012-01-01

    This paper is the first of a series that deals with Dr. Michael Schülke's collection of Pselaphinae from China. The tyrine genera Labomimus Sharp, Linan Hlaváč and Pselaphodes Westwood are chosen for the first part. The study revealed fourteen new species, all described and illustrated: Labomimus cognatus Yin & Li, sp. n. (Yunnan), Labomimus dabashanus Yin & Li, sp. n. (Hubei, Shaanxi), Labomimus mirus Yin & Li, sp. n. (Yunnan), Labomimus paratorus Yin & Li, sp. n. (Shaanxi), Labomimus sarculus Yin & Li, sp. n. (Yunnan), Labomimus schuelkei Yin & Li, sp. n. (Shaanxi), Labomimus vespertilio Yin & Li, sp. n. (Yunnan), Linan tendothorax Yin & Li, sp. n. (Yunnan), Pselaphodes distincticornis Yin & Li, sp. n. (Yunnan), Pselaphodes erlangshanus Yin & Li, sp. n. (Sichuan), Pselaphodes flexus Yin & Li, sp. n. (Yunnan), Pselaphodes tibialis Yin & Li, sp. n. (Yunnan), Pselaphodes venustus Yin & Li, sp. n. (Yunnan) and Pselaphodes zhongdianus Yin & Li, sp. n. (Yunnan). Pselaphodes jizushanus Yin, Li & Zhao is recorded from a new locality in Yunnan and its aedeagus is newly illustrated; new province records for Pselaphodes nomurai Yin, Li & Zhao is provided. Labomimus torus (Yin, Li & Zhao), comb. n. is moved from Pselaphodes after an examination of the holotype. Species represented only by unassociated females are listed with label data.

  18. Systematic review of the role of rituximab in treatment of antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated vasculitis, hepatitis C virus-related cryoglobulinemic vasculitis, Henoch–Schönlein purpura, ankylosing spondylitis, and Raynaud's phenomenon

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    Taha R

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    Full Text Available Rbab Taha,1 Hadeel El-Haddad,1 Abdulqader Almuallim,2 Fatma Alshaiki,3 Elaf Obaid,2 Hani Almoallim1,2,4 1Department of Medicine, Dr Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, Jeddah, 2Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, 3Department of Medicine, East Jeddah Hospital, Jeddah, 4Rheumatic Diseases, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia Abstract: Rituximab (RTX is established for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. This systematic review of the literature since 2006 summarizes evidence for the use of RTX in the treatment of additional rheumatological diseases: antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated vasculitis (AAV, hepatitis C virus-related cryoglobulinemic vasculitis, Henoch–Schönlein purpura, ankylosing spondylitis, and Raynaud’s phenomenon. Data from randomized controlled trials are available only for AAV, confirming efficacy for remission induction, including in disease resistant to conventional treatment, and maintenance of remission. Further studies are required to confirm optimal maintenance regimens in AAV, important questions needing to be addressed including protocol administration versus treatment in response to clinical relapse and the importance of maintaining B-cell depletion. Sufficient data are available in other diseases to suggest RTX to be useful and that randomized controlled trials should be conducted. Keywords: anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA-associated vasculitis, refractory ankylosing spondylitis, resistant cryoglobulinemic vasculitis, refractory rheumatological diseases 

  19. 78 FR 11521 - Control of Communicable Disease; Foreign-Requirements for Importers of Nonhuman Primates (NHP)

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    .... Unfunded Mandates Reform Act F. Plain Language Act of 2010 VI. References I. Background A. What is the risk... the Philippines. As a result of this incident, HHS/CDC concluded that cynomolgus, African green, and.... We have added clarifying language to the title and throughout Sec. 71.53(g) of the final rule to make...

  20. Nonhuman Primate Models of Chikungunya Virus Infection and Disease (CHIKV NHP Model

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    Full Text Available Chikungunya virus (CHIKV is a positive-sense RNA virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. CHIKV is a reemerging Alphavirus that causes acute febrile illness and severe and debilitating polyarthralgia of the peripheral joints. Huge epidemics and the rapid spread of CHIKV seen in India and the Indian Ocean region established CHIKV as a global health concern. This concern was further solidified by the recent incursion of the virus into the Western hemisphere, a region without pre-existing immunity. Nonhuman primates (NHPs serve as excellent animal models for understanding CHIKV pathogenesis and pre-clinical assessment of vaccines and therapeutics. NHPs present advantages over rodent models because they are a natural amplification host for CHIKV and they share significant genetic and physiological homology with humans. CHIKV infection in NHPs results in acute fever, rash, viremia and production of type I interferon. NHPs develop CHIKV-specific B and T-cells, generating neutralizing antibodies and CHIKV-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells. CHIKV establishes a persistent infection in NHPs, particularly in cynomolgus macaques, because infectious virus could be recovered from spleen, liver, and muscle as late as 44 days post infection. NHPs are valuable models that are useful in preclinical testing of vaccines and therapeutics and uncovering the details of CHIKV pathogenesis.

  1. Contribuição ao estudo farmacognóstico de Mikania laevigata Sch. Bip. ex Baker (guaco, visando o controle de qualidade da matéria-prima

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    Jane M. Budel

    Full Text Available O gênero Mikania, pertencente à família Asteraceae e à tribo Eupatoriae, tem cerca de 430 espécies distribuída principalmente na América do Sul. No Brasil, o gênero está representado por aproximadamente 171 espécies. Várias espécies do gênero Mikania de hábito trepador recebem a denominação vulgar de "guaco". Mikania laevigata Sch. Bip. ex Baker, conhecida como "guaco", "guaco-de-casa" e "guaco-do-mato", é uma espécie nativa do sul do Brasil. Suas folhas são empregadas na medicina tradicional como expectorante e como anti-reumáticas. É muito semelhante morfologicamente com M. glomerata, que é a espécie oficializada pela Farmacopéia Brasileira I. Alguns estudos de M. laevigata comprovaram atividades farmacológicas como, antiinflamatória, antimutagênica, antimicrobiana e antiulcerogênica. Objetivou-se estudar a morfologia externa e a anatomia do caule e da folha de M. laevigata, com a finalidade de fornecer dados farmacognósticos referentes à identificação e à diferenciação dessa espécie das demais Mikania, visando o controle de qualidade da matéria-prima. O material botânico foi submetido às microtécnicas fotônicas e eletrônicas de varredura usuais. As características morfoanatômicas descritas para a folha e o caule de M. laevigata auxiliam na identificação da espécie.

  2. Simultaneous determination of sesquiterpenes and pyrrolizidine alkaloids from the rhizomes of Petasites hybridus (L.) G.M. et Sch. and dietary supplements using UPLC-UV and HPLC-TOF-MS methods.

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    Avula, Bharathi; Wang, Yan-Hong; Wang, Mei; Smillie, Troy J; Khan, Ikhlas A

    2012-11-01

    UPLC-UV and HPLC-TOF-MS methods have been developed for the analysis of major sesquiterpenes and pyrrolizidine alkaloids from rhizomes of Petasites hybridus (L.) G.M. et Sch. (Family, Asteracea) and dietary supplements claiming to contain P. hybridus. The best results were obtained with Acquity UPLC™ HSS T3 (100 mm × 2.1 mm, I.D., 1.8 μm) column system using a gradient elution with a mobile phase consisting of ammonium formate (50mM) and acetonitrile (0.05% formic acid) at a constant flow rate of 0.25 mL/min via UPLC-UV. The newly developed method was validated according to the ICH guidelines with respect to specificity, linearity, accuracy and precision. The limits of detection were found to be 5 μg/mL and 0.1 μg/mL for pyrrolizidine alkaloids and sesquiterpenes, respectively by UPLC-UV and 0.001 and 0.01 μg/mL, respectively using HPLC-TOF-MS. The methods were successfully used to analyze different P. hybridus market products, as well as to distinguish between two other Petasites species. The total content of petasins was found to be in the range of 0.02-11.6 mg/dosage form for 15 dietary supplements and no petasins were detected in an additional six dietary supplements. Additionally, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which are considered to be toxic for the liver, were detected in seven dietary supplements. The amount of petasin in seven dietary supplements was found to be within limits of label claim and no pyrrolizidine alkaloids were detected. HPLC-mass spectrometry coupled with electrospray ionization (ESI) interface method is described for the identification and confirmation of sesquiterpenes and pyrrolizidine alkaloids from plant extracts and dietary supplements that claim to contain P. hybridus as well as different species of Petasites. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Des goûts et des couleurs. Chronologie relative e£ identité culturelle à travers l'analyse des peintures schématiques du Néolithique dans le sud de la France

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    Philippe HAMEAU

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RÉSUMÉ: Les figures peintes, attribuées au Néolithique, que nous observons sur les parois des abris, ne représentent souvent qu'une partie de l'iconographie initiale. Même lorsque les signes sont proches les uns des autres, il n'est pas possible de démontrer que cette juxtaposition est volontaire, sauf si une analyse précise de la matière picturale prouve qu'ils correspondent à une même phase graphique. La détermination des matériaux utilisés pour cinquante figures schématiques montre que la charge (talc, os brûlé ou non, argile est fonctionnellement neutre mais révélatrice de choix identitaires. Nous supposons en effet, l'opposition de deux procédés techniques, l'un varois, l'autre vauclusien. Dans quelques cas, l'analyse élémentaire de la peinture permet d'attester l'existence d'un système graphique (Baume Peinte ou de mieux percevoir l'évolution de la décoration d'une paroi (abri A des Eissartènes.ABSTRACT: Painted figures attributed to the Neolithic that we observe on shelters'walls represent only a part of the initial iconography. Even when signs are close one to another, it is not possible to show that this juxtaposition is deliberate except from the case of an analysis of pictural matter which proves that precise signs belong to the same graphic phase. The determination of the materials used for the execution of about fifty schematic paintings shows that fillinge used (talcum powder, burned or natural bone, clay are functionally neutral but reveal identitary choices. We suppose in fact, that two technical proceedings are in opposition, one of them representing the Var and the other one representing the Vaucluse region. In some cases, an elementary analysis of paintings and pigments matters allows us to attest the existence of a graphic system (Baume Peinte or to perceive better the evolution of the decoration of a rock-face (shelter A of Eissartènes.

  4. EULAR/PRINTO/PRES criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura, childhood polyarteritis nodosa, childhood Wegener granulomatosis and childhood Takayasu arteritis: Ankara 2008. Part II: Final classification criteria.

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    Ozen, Seza; Pistorio, Angela; Iusan, Silvia M; Bakkaloglu, Aysin; Herlin, Troels; Brik, Riva; Buoncompagni, Antonella; Lazar, Calin; Bilge, Ilmay; Uziel, Yosef; Rigante, Donato; Cantarini, Luca; Hilario, Maria Odete; Silva, Clovis A; Alegria, Mauricio; Norambuena, Ximena; Belot, Alexandre; Berkun, Yackov; Estrella, Amparo Ibanez; Olivieri, Alma Nunzia; Alpigiani, Maria Giannina; Rumba, Ingrida; Sztajnbok, Flavio; Tambic-Bukovac, Lana; Breda, Luciana; Al-Mayouf, Sulaiman; Mihaylova, Dimitrina; Chasnyk, Vyacheslav; Sengler, Claudia; Klein-Gitelman, Maria; Djeddi, Djamal; Nuno, Laura; Pruunsild, Chris; Brunner, Jurgen; Kondi, Anuela; Pagava, Karaman; Pederzoli, Silvia; Martini, Alberto; Ruperto, Nicolino

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    To validate the previously proposed classification criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), childhood polyarteritis nodosa (c-PAN), c-Wegener granulomatosis (c-WG) and c-Takayasu arteritis (c-TA). Step 1: retrospective/prospective web-data collection for children with HSP, c-PAN, c-WG and c-TA with age at diagnosis

  5. EULAR/PRINTO/PRES criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura, childhood polyarteritis nodosa, childhood Wegener granulomatosis and childhood Takayasu arteritis: Ankara 2008. Part I: Overall methodology and clinical characterisation.

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    Ruperto, Nicolino; Ozen, Seza; Pistorio, Angela; Dolezalova, Pavla; Brogan, Paul; Cabral, David A; Cuttica, Ruben; Khubchandani, Raju; Lovell, Daniel J; O'Neil, Kathleen M; Quartier, Pierre; Ravelli, Angelo; Iusan, Silvia M; Filocamo, Giovanni; Magalhães, Claudia Saad; Unsal, Erbil; Oliveira, Sheila; Bracaglia, Claudia; Bagga, Arvind; Stanevicha, Valda; Manzoni, Silvia Magni; Pratsidou, Polyxeni; Lepore, Loredana; Espada, Graciela; Kone-Paut, Isabella; Paut, Isabelle Kone; Zulian, Francesco; Barone, Patrizia; Bircan, Zelal; Maldonado, Maria del Rocio; Russo, Ricardo; Vilca, Iris; Tullus, Kjell; Cimaz, Rolando; Horneff, Gerd; Anton, Jordi; Garay, Stella; Nielsen, Susan; Barbano, Giancarlo; Martini, Alberto

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    To report methodology and overall clinical, laboratory and radiographic characteristics for Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), childhood polyarteritis nodosa (c-PAN), c-Wegener granulomatosis (c-WG) and c-Takayasu arteritis (c-TA) classification criteria. The preliminary Vienna 2005 consensus conference, which proposed preliminary criteria for paediatric vasculitides, was followed by a EULAR/PRINTO/PRES - supported validation project divided into three main steps. Step 1: retrospective/prospective web-data collection for HSP, c-PAN, c-WG and c-TA, with age at diagnosis

  6. Radio language teaching in Kenyan sch

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    Full Text Available The Radio Language Arts Project in Kenya is currently testing the feasibility of using radio intensively to serve as the major medium of English instruction in the formal classroom setting. The project, now in its third and final year of lesson development and experimentation, is evaluating the effectiveness of radio in teaching English to children in the first three primary grades. The thirty-minute, daily broacasts are part of the normal school curriculum. Preliminary results show substantial achievement gains by the radio students and strong support from school personnel. The project demonstrates that carefully designed, written, and produced radio lessons, aided by human interaction fostered by a teacher or other guide, can be an effective alternative to more complex and more costly techniques. In Kenia word die uitvoerbaarheid daarvan om die radio intensief te gebruik as die belangrikste medium by die onderrig van Engels in die formele klassituasie, getoets deur projek "Radio Language Arts". Die projek, wat tans in sy derde en finale jaar van lesontwikkeling en eksperimentasie verkeer, evalueer die doeltreffendheid van die radio in Engels-onderrig aan kinders in die eerste drie jaar van die primere skool. Die halfuur lange, daaglikse uitsendings vorm deel van die norm ale kurrikulum. Voorlopige resultate vertoon aansienlike winste in die prestasies van radio-leerlinge en 'n sterk aanhang deur personeel. Die projek demonstreer dat noukeurig ontwerpte, geskrewe en uitgevoerde radio-lesse, ondersteun deur menslike interaksie in die vorm van 'n onderwyser of gids, 'n doeltreffende alternatief kan wees vir meer ingewikkelde en duur metodes.

  7. Hand-Schüller-Christian disease

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    Full Text Available Langerhan cell histiocytosis, formerly known as histiocytosis X, traditionally denotes a group of diseases that stem from proliferative reticuloendothelial disturbances.The etiology and pathogenesis of the disease remain debatable. In this paper we report a case of Langerhan cell histiocytosis in a 3 1 / 2 -year-old child who reported to the department of oral pathology with gingival enlargements. The radiological features and histopathological features are also discussed.

  8. The Putative Role of the Non-Gastric H+/K+-ATPase ATP12A (ATP1AL1 as Anti-Apoptotic Ion Transporter: Effect of the H+/K+ ATPase Inhibitor SCH28080 on Butyrate-Stimulated Myelomonocytic HL-60 Cells

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    Martin Jakab

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    Full Text Available Background/Aims: The ATP12A gene codes for a non-gastric H+/K+ ATPase, which is expressed in a wide variety of tissues. The aim of this study was to test for the molecular and functional expression of the non-gastric H+/K+ ATPase ATP12A/ATP1AL1 in unstimulated and butyrate-stimulated (1 and 10 mM human myelomonocytic HL-60 cells, to unravel its potential role as putative apoptosis-counteracting ion transporter as well as to test for the effect of the H+/K+ ATPase inhibitor SCH28080 in apoptosis. Methods: Real-time reverse-transcription PCR (qRT-PCR was used for amplification and cloning of ATP12A transcripts and to assess transcriptional regulation. BCECF microfluorimetry was used to assess changes of intracellular pH (pHi after acute intracellular acid load (NH4Cl prepulsing. Mean cell volumes (MCV and MCV-recovery after osmotic cell shrinkage (Regulatory Volume Increase, RVI were assessed by Coulter counting. Flow-cytometry was used to measure MCV (Coulter principle, to assess apoptosis (phosphatidylserine exposure to the outer leaflet of the cell membrane, caspase activity, 7AAD staining and differentiation (CD86 expression. Results: We found by RT-PCR, intracellular pH measurements, MCV measurements and flow cytometry that ATP12A is expressed in human myelomonocytic HL-60 cells. Treatment of HL-60 cells with 1 mM butyrate leads to monocyte-directed differentiation whereas higher concentrations (10 mM induce apoptosis as assessed by flow-cytometric determination of CD86 expression, caspase activity, phosphatidylserine exposure on the outer leaflet of the cell membrane and MCV measurements. Transcriptional up-regulation of ATP12A and CD86 is evident in 1 mM butyrate-treated HL-60 cells. The H+/K+ ATPase inhibitor SCH28080 (100 µM diminishes K+-dependent pHi recovery after intracellular acid load and blocks RVI after osmotic cell shrinkage. After seeding, HL-60 cells increase their MCV within the first 24 h in culture, and subsequently

  9. Circulating interleukin-18 as a biomarker of total-body radiation exposure in mice, minipigs, and nonhuman primates (NHP.

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    Full Text Available We aim to develop a rapid, easy-to-use, inexpensive and accurate radiation dose-assessment assay that tests easily obtained samples (e.g., blood to triage and track radiological casualties, and to evaluate the radioprotective and therapeutic effects of radiation countermeasures. In the present study, we evaluated the interleukin (IL-1 family of cytokines, IL-1β, IL-18 and IL-33, as well as their secondary cytokines' expression and secretion in CD2F1 mouse bone marrow (BM, spleen, thymus and serum in response to γ-radiation from sublethal to lethal doses (5, 7, 8, 9, 10, or 12 Gy at different time points using the enzyme-linked immune sorbent assay (ELISA, immunoblotting, and cytokine antibody array. Our data identified increases of IL-1β, IL-18, and/or IL-33 in mouse thymus, spleen and BM cells after total-body irradiation (TBI. However, levels of these cytokines varied in different tissues. Interestingly, IL-18 but not IL-1β or IL-33 increased significantly (2.5-24 fold and stably in mouse serum from day 1 after TBI up to 13 days in a radiation dose-dependent manner. We further confirmed our finding in total-body γ-irradiated nonhuman primates (NHPs and minipigs, and demonstrated that radiation significantly enhanced IL-18 in serum from NHPs 2-4 days post-irradiation and in minipig plasma 1-3 days post-irradiation. Finally, we compared circulating IL-18 with the well known hematological radiation biomarkers lymphocyte and neutrophil counts in blood of mouse, minipigs and NHPs and demonstrated close correlations between these biomarkers in response to radiation. Our results suggest that the elevated levels of circulating IL-18 after radiation proportionally reflect radiation dose and severity of radiation injury and may be used both as a potential biomarker for triage and also to track casualties after radiological accidents as well as for therapeutic radiation exposure.

  10. Les schémas réparateurs entre interaction et interactivité - A propos de l'apprentissage collaboratif en binôme autour d'un didacticiel de compréhension orale Repairing schemes between interaction and interactivity - On collaborative learning in pair work with an educational software for oral comprehension

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    Martine Eisenbeis

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    Full Text Available Nous avons analysé, en nous référant au groupe-classe traditionnel, une situation particulière d'apprentissage en adoptant comme entrée la question des réparations et des réajustements: il s'agit d'une activité à  partir d'un didacticiel de compréhension orale sur la base de reportages télévisés et de questionnaires à remplir. Les apprenants mènent cette activité en binôme. Nous rappelons et analysons brièvement les différentes caractéristiques du schéma réparateur dans la classe de langue en général et dans les conversations authentiques. Nous établissons ensuite une comparaison à  partir de l'analyse de transcriptions des échanges qui ont donc lieu autour d'un support et dans un contexte très différents, comparaison qui se mène essentiellement sur la base des questions suivantes: l'organisation du schéma réparateur et l'initiative des réparations, l'objet des réparations (cf. notion de bifocalisation chez Bange, la forme des réparations (correction-injonction ou correction incitative? appréciation positive ou négative? La deuxième partie du travail vise à repérer les particularités des réparations mises en place dans ce dispositif et à cerner les incidences sur la manière dont la compréhension orale est travaillée. Notre objectif est de mettre en relation la modification des supports et des contextes avec les schémas réparateurs dans l'apprentissage d'une langue.A specific situation of learning has been analyzed, in reference to the traditional classroom, based on the notions of reparation and readjustment. The activity described relies on the use of an educational software for oral comprehension, based on television reports and forms to be filled in. This activity is organized in pairs. The different characteristics of repairing schemes in traditional language class and in authentic communication are briefly described. Then a comparison is made thanks to the analysis of the transcription of

  11. Mikania glomerata Spreng. e M. laevigata Sch. Bip. ex Baker, Asteraceae: estudos agronômicos, genéticos, morfoanatômicos, químicos, farmacológicos, toxicológicos e uso nos programas de fitoterapia do Brasil

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    Full Text Available No Brasil as espécies de Mikania glomerata Spreng. e M. laevigata Sch. Bip. ex Baker, Asteraceae, popularmente conhecidas como guaco, são amplamente utilizadas com evidências pré-clínicas para o tratamento de doenças onde estejam envolvidas suas ações broncodilatadoras, antialérgicas, antiasmáticas, anti-inflamatórias, antiulcerogênicas e relaxantes da musculatura lisa. Em virtude das propriedades terapêuticas atribuídas as essas espécies, ambas foram oficializadas na farmacopéia brasileira, e por serem bastante semelhantes, dificilmente são diferenciadas. Com o objetivo de contribuir com novas pesquisas, a presente revisão descreve, de forma sistematizada, sobre os aspectos farmacológicos, toxicológicos, químicos, agronômicos, morfoanatômicos, genéticos e o uso nos programas de fitoterapia do Brasil destas espécies. As principais diferenças e semelhanças entre as duas espécies são evidenciadas através da comparação das informações baseadas na literatura específica.

  12. Discovery of (1R,5S)-N-[3-Amino-1-(cyclobutylmethyl)-2,3-dioxopropyl]- 3-[2(S)-[[[(1,1-dimethylethyl)amino]carbonyl]amino]-3,3-dimethyl-1-oxobutyl]- 6,6-dimethyl-3-azabicyclo[3.1.0]hexan-2(S)-carboxamide (SCH 503034), a Selective, Potent, Orally Bioavailable Hepatitis C Virus NS3 Protease Inhibitor: A Potential Therapeutic Agent for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection

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    Venkatraman, Srikanth; Bogen, Stephane L.; Arasappan, Ashok; Bennett, Frank; Chen, Kevin; Jao, Edwin; Liu, Yi-Tsung; Lovey, Raymond; Hendrata, Siska; Huang, Yuhua; Pan, Weidong; Parekh, Tejal; Pinto, Patrick; Popov, Veljko; Pike, Russel; Ruan, Sumei; Santhanam, Bama; Vibulbhan, Bancha; Wu, Wanli; Yang, Weiying; Kong, Jianshe; Liang, Xiang; Wong, Jesse; Liu, Rong; Butkiewicz, Nancy; Chase, Robert; Hart, Andrea; Agrawal, Sony; Ingravallo, Paul; Pichardo, John; Kong, Rong; Baroudy, Bahige; Malcolm, Bruce; Guo, Zhuyan; Prongay, Andrew; Madison, Vincent; Broske, Lisa; Cui, Xiaoming; Cheng, Kuo-Chi; Hsieh, Yunsheng; Brisson, Jean-Marc; Prelusky, Danial; Korfmacher, Walter; White, Ronald; Bogdanowich-Knipp, Susan; Pavlovsky, Anastasia; Bradley, Prudence; Saksena, Anil K.; Ganguly, Ashit; Piwinski, John; Girijavallabhan, Viyyoor; Njoroge, F. George (SPRI)

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    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the major cause of chronic liver disease, leading to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, which affects more than 170 million people worldwide. Currently the only therapeutic regimens are subcutaneous interferon-{alpha} or polyethylene glycol (PEG)-interferon-{alpha} alone or in combination with oral ribavirin. Although combination therapy is reasonably successful with the majority of genotypes, its efficacy against the predominant genotype (genotype 1) is moderate at best, with only about 40% of the patients showing sustained virological response. Herein, the SAR leading to the discovery of 70 (SCH 503034), a novel, potent, selective, orally bioavailable NS3 protease inhibitor that has been advanced to clinical trials in human beings for the treatment of hepatitis C viral infections is described. X-ray structure of inhibitor 70 complexed with the NS3 protease and biological data are also discussed.

  13. Le réseau des petites revues littéraires belges, modernistes et d’avant-garde, du début des années 1920 : construction d’un modèle et proposition de schématisation

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    Daphné de Marneffe

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available L’ensemble des revues littéraires belges, modernistes et d’avant-garde, de l’immédiat après-guerre est ici appréhendé en terme de « réseau ». Ce réseau est caractérisé par son ouverture, son hétérogénéité, la logique de solidarité qui le régit et son déploiement dans la durée. Ce réseau de revues a d’une part une dimension intertextuelle (revues comme lieux d’expression se faisant écho et d’autre part une dimension interpersonnelle (revues comme milieux interconnectés. Ces deux aspects peuvent être visualisés à travers différents schémas.In this article, the Belgian modernist and avant-garde literary periodicals from the post-World War I period are presented as “a network”. This network shows some remarkable characteristics, namely openness, heterogeneity, apparent solidarity among the different periodicals and its evolution in time. This network has an intertextual dimension - which sees periodicals as a means of expressing and bouncing of ideas - and an interpersonal dimension – which sees literary periodicals as interconnected entities. Several schemes bring this two-dimensional texture to the fore.De Belgische modernistische en avant-garde literaire tijdschriften uit de directe naoorlogse periode worden hier bestudeerd als een netwerk, dat enkele typische kenmerken vertoont: openheid, heterogeniteit, onderlinge solidariteit tussen de tijdschriften en ontplooiing in de tijd. Dit netwerk heeft enerzijds een intertekstuele dimensie (tijdschriften als uitdrukkingsmiddel voor ideeën die elkaar beantwoorden en anderzijds een interpersoonlijke dimensie (tijdschriften die verwante milieus aanspreken. Beide aspecten kunnen in verschillende schema’s visueel worden uitgedrukt.

  14. phytochemical and proximate analysis of aspillia kotschyi (sch.bipex ...

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    The phytochemical and proximate composition of Aspillia Kotschyi belonging to Compositae family which is commonly used as medicinal plant in Nigeria was determined on both the Methanolic and Petroleum spirit extracts of the plant material The Methanolic extract of the plant revealed the presence of carbohydrates, ...

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    African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence Prevention. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 2, No 1 (2004) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

  16. Big Bang 2 Physik : Schülerbuch

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    Apolin, Martin

    2016-01-01

    Physiaklisches Wissen aufbereitet in leicht verständlicher Sprache ; ausgehend von kompetenzorientierten Fragen zu interessanten Antworten ; spannende Bezüge zum Alltag mit Themen aus Sport, Biologie und Medizin.

  17. Aspekte der linearen Minimax-Schätzung

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    Heilmann, Stefan

    2004-01-01

    Es werde das lineare Regressionsmodell y = X b + e mit den ueblichen Bedingungen betrachtet. Weiter werde angenommen, dass der Parametervektor aus einem Ellipsoid stammt. Ein optimaler Schaetzer fuer den Parametervektor ist durch den Minimax-Schaetzer gegeben. Nach der entscheidungstheoretischen Formulierung des Minimax-Schaetzproblems werden mit dem Bayesschen Ansatz, Spektralen Methoden und der Darstellung von Hoffmann und Laeuter Wege zur Bestimmung des Minimax- Schaetzers dargestellt und ...

  18. Phytochemical and proximate analysis of Aspillia kotschyi (Sch ...

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    The phytochemical and proximate composition of Aspillia Kotschyi belonging to Compositae family which is commonly used as medicinal plant in Nigeria was determined on both the Methanolic and Petroleum spirit extracts of the plant material The Methanolic extract of the plant revealed the presence of carbohydrates, ...

  19. Tres chalets de Joachim Schürmann

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    1974-12-01

    Full Text Available This article describes three one family houses; one in Dublin, one for professor Lehmann-Grube and another one in Rosenhohe (Darmstadt. In its outer aspect as well as interior decoration the materials used and the planning are completely different, which corresponds to the different characters of those who live in them, at the same time as they emphasize the flexibility and the excellent work of the architect.En este artículo se describen tres viviendas unifamiliares: una en Dublin, otra para el Dr. Lehmann-Grube y otra en la Rosenhohe (Darmstadt. Tanto su fisonomía exterior como el tratamiento interior, los materiales empleados y la distribución adoptada son completamente diferentes, cual corresponde a la distinta idiosincrasia de sus moradores, a la vez que nos hacen patente la flexibilidad y buen hacer del arquitecto.

  20. Benefits and risks of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs: comparison of perceptions of GPs and community pharmacists in Germany [Wie schätzen deutsche Hausärzte und Apotheker Nutzen und Schaden von Benzodiazepinen und Z-Drugs ein?

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    Hoffmann, Falk

    2013-07-01

    unerwünschte Wirkungen dieser Mittel einschätzen.Methoden: Ein schriftlicher Fragebogen wurde 2012 an eine Zufallsauswahl von 1.350 Hausärzten und 600 Apothekenleitern versendet. Die gleichen Items wurden auf einer 5-Punkte-Likert-Skala sowohl für Benzodiazepine wie Z-Drugs abgefragt. Zum Vergleich zwischen Hausärzten und Apothekern wurden Wilcoxon Signed Rank Tests durchgeführt. Aufgrund der zahlreichen Tests wurden nur p-Werte ≤0,01 als statistisch signifikant angesehen.Ergebnisse: Insgesamt antworteten 458 Hausärzte und 202 Apotheker (Rücklauf 33,9% und 33,7%. Hausärzte waren durchschnittlich (40,6% weiblich und Apotheker 48,8 Jahre alt (59,2% weiblich. Keine Unterschiede in der Einschätzung des Nutzens von Benzodiazepinen (bzw. Z-Drugs fanden sich bei 3 (bzw. 2 von 5 Items. Keine Unterschiede zeigten sich auch bei 3 von 5 Items zu unerwünschten Wirkungen von Benzodiazepinen. Hingegen schätzten Apotheker, dass 4 der 5 untersuchten unerwünschten Wirkungen von Z-Drugs häufiger vorkamen als Hausärzte (p=0,003 oder kleiner. Beispielsweise antworteten 45,2% der Apotheker, dass Entzugserscheinungen häufig bzw. sehr häufig/immer unter Z-Drugs auftreten, hingegen nur 28,3% der Hausärzte.Schlussfolgerungen: Obwohl es insgesamt schwierig ist, eindeutige Schlussfolgerungen aus diesen Befunden zu ziehen, scheinen Apotheker einen kritischeren Blick auf Z-Drugs und deren unerwünschte Wirkungen zu haben.

  1. Synthesis, spectroscopic study and crystal structure of a new single-enantiomer C(O)NHP(O)-based phosphoric triamide, CCl.sub.3./sub.C(O)NHP(O)[(R)-(+)-NHCH(CH.sub.3./sub.)(C.sub.6./sub.H.sub.5./sub.)].sub.2./sub..0.25H.sub.2./sub.O

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    Ariani, M.; Pouirayoubi, M.; Dušek, Michal; Vahdani Alviri, B.; Eigner, Václav; Damodaran, K.

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    Roč. 33, č. 4 (2017), s. 17-19 ISSN 1883-3578 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LO1603 EU Projects: European Commission(XE) CZ.2.16/3.1.00/24510 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : crystal structure * phosphoric triamide * single-enantiomer * X-ray analysis Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism OBOR OECD: Condensed matter physics (including formerly solid state physics, supercond.)

  2. Translation, Adaptation and Cross Language Validation of Tinnitus Handicap Inventory in Urdu.

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    Aqeel, Muhammad; Ahmed, Ammar

    2017-12-01

    Tinnitus is characterized as a perception of numerous auditory sounds in absence of external stimulus. Tinnitus can have a considerable consequence on a person's quality of life, and is considered to be very complicated to quantify. The aim of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of Urdu translation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) in Pakistan. It was designed to assess the presence of various auditory sounds without the external stimulus. Scale consisted of 25 items having three subscales functional, emotional, and catastrophic. The study comprised into two stages, preliminary and main studies. The results of preliminary study revealed that the overall scale had high internal consistency [alpha coefficient of Urdu version of THI (THI-U)= 0.99, alpha coefficient of English version of THI=0.98]. The overall scale had test-retest correlation over a fifteen days period of interval (0.99). Main study was performed on 110 tinnitus patients. The results of main study showed that the internal consistency and reliability of Urdu version was (α=0.93). The THI-U and its subscales demonstrated good internal consistency reliability ( α =0.81 to 0.86). High to moderate correlations were noted between tinnitus symptom ratings. A confirmatory factor analysis was used to validate the three subscales of THI-U, and high inter-correlations were found between the subscales also results revealed that a three-factor model for the THI-U was most tenable. The results displayed that the confirmatory factor analysis confirmed to validate the three subscales of THI-U. THI-U might present important information about precise facets of tinnitus distress along with diagnostic interviews in clinical practice.

  3. Installation Restoration Program. Phase 1. Records Search, Air Force Plant Number 83, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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    1983-12-01

    thia nro’n iti etrron~ly Aiiracted to a concreto (;.rLainvnt pit ourvouncdiny thiu "nw irinn pool" t.nkt4 and peroiniviily pumpod Iito tile qr-f’tin wdt...An aquifer bounded above and bolow by impermeable strata or by geologic units of distinctly lower permeability than thAt of the aquifer itself

  4. SchülerInnen-LehrerInnen-Beziehungen in sozialen Online-Netzwerken

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    Sophie Schaper

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available This article gives a first overview over student-teacher-relationships on the social networking sites (SNS Facebook and WhatsApp. Twelve problem-centered interviews with students were held and interpreted using a qualitative content analysis. Results show, that students interact with their teachers in different formats and speak about topics ranging from school matters to private life. Students’ ideas about their teachers’ roles include authority figures and persons of trust, experts and leaders.

  5. Bukolik. Dichtende Schäferinnen und Hirten zwischen Weihnachten, Utopie und Revolution

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    Kundert, Ursula

    2008-01-01

    "Aus der Kombination der positiven oder negativen Darstellung des Landlebens und der affirmativen oder kritischen Interpretationssignale des Textes [...] ergeben sich vier mögliche Stoßrichtungen dieser politischen Dimension: Das Landleben wird dargestellt als (1) verheißener Zustand (Vergil 1 und 4, Walter, Spee, Rousseau, Voss), als (2) unrealistische Träumerei (Fontenelle, Hegel), als (3) raue, aber faszinierende Natürlichkeit (Theokrit, Gessner) oder als (4) Aufdeckung empörender Missstän...

  6. Dreisprachige Textproduktion bei Sekundarschülerinnen und -schülern mit unterschiedlichen Lernbedingungen

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    Mirjam Egli Cuenat

    2017-04-01

    This article presents some results of a quasi-experimental study on the production of written texts in French and English as foreign languages as well as German as language of schooling by German-speaking seventh graders in Switzerland. Two groups of learners are compared, differing in terms of the order of foreign language acquisition – French as a first or second foreign language – and the duration of learning of English, as a result of a curriculum reform. The learners with an early beginning of English write longer texts, subordinate more and use more and more diverse connectives on average, but their French and German texts do not differ with regard to the variables examined in comparison to the late beginners of English. Significant interlingual correlations indicate the transversality of the skills identified in both groups. Possible didactic consequences of the results are discussed.

  7. Multiphoton dissociation/ionisation of dimethyl sulphide (CH3SCH3 ...

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    +. Power dependence studies at 355 nm show a (2 + 1) REMPI process for the formation of parent ion. ... accounts for approximately 25% of the total sulphur released into the atmosphere 1–5. It is also known to play a ... 200–140 nm region, formation of electronically excited fragments from DMS is the predominant process.

  8. 75 FR 61841 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8804, 8804 (Sch. A), 8805 and 8813

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    2010-10-06

    ... Tax Payment Voucher (Section 1446). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 6... Information Statement of Section 1446 Withholding Tax; and Form 8813, Partnership Withholding Tax Payment Voucher 8813, Partnership Withholding Tax Payment Voucher (Section 1446). OMB Number: 1545-1119. Abstract...

  9. 78 FR 70631 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8804, 8804 (Sch. A), 8805 and 8813

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    ... Tax Payment Voucher (Section 1446). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 27... of Section 1446 Withholding Tax; and Form 8813, Partnership Withholding Tax Payment Voucher 8813, Partnership Withholding Tax Payment Voucher (Section 1446). OMB Number: 1545-1119. Abstract: Internal Revenue...

  10. Else Lasker-Schüler and the Poetics of Incorporation

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    Leigh Gold

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available n Else Lasker-Schüler’s poetry and prose, we nd the desire or wish to be devoured by the love object while consuming the object in turn. In this analysis the merger or turn of phrase is tied to the subject’s own constitutive incorporation of a dead loved one. Now living objects must be loved to death or undeath. It was her mother’s death that guided Lasker-Schüler to live and love on as haunted subject to repeat and rehearse the love object’s loss or departure via fantasies of incorporation. Leigh Gold is currently working as a translator. She trained in German philology at Williams College and New York University. Her contribution refers to her re- cently defended NYU dissertation titled: “Ich sterbe am Leben”: Else Lasker-Schüler and the Work of Mourn- ing. Rodrigo Hernandez trained at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado La Esmeralda, Mexico City before entering the Academy of Fine Arts Karl- sruhe, class of Silvia Bächli in 2010. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Alberta, Berlin, Hamburg, Mexico City, Stockholm, and Zürich, among other cities.

  11. Nogle kendetegn til mere sikker bestemmelse af Zygaena trifolii Esp. og Zygaena lonicerae Sch

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    Švitra, Giedrius; Karsholt, Ole

    2013-01-01

    Differences in the male genitalia ensure a safe identification of Zygaena (Zygaena) trifolii (Esper 1783) and Zygaena (Zygaena) lonicerae (Scheven 1777) Zygaena (Zygaena) trifolii (Esper 1783) and Zygaena (Zygaena) lonicerae (Scheven 1777) are similar species with partially overlapping distributi...

  12. Drei neue Rüsselkäfer der Calandriden- Gattung Ommatolampus, Schönh

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    Heller, K.M.

    1897-01-01

    Nigro-opaco, rostri parte mediana, capite (fronte verticeque nigris exceptis), prothorace maculis duabus lateralibus conjunctis, elytris singulis maculis tribus, una humerali, altera mediana laterali et gutta minore ante-apicali, episternis epimerisque mesothoracis maxima parte, metathoracis

  13. Sch proteins are localized on endoplasmic reticulum membranes and are redistributed after tyrosine kinase receptor activation

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    Lotti, L V; Lanfrancone, L; Migliaccio, E

    1996-01-01

    The intracellular localization of Shc proteins was analyzed by immunofluorescence and immunoelectron microscopy in normal cells and cells expressing the epidermal growth factor receptor or the EGFR/erbB2 chimera. In unstimulated cells, the immunolabeling was localized in the central perinuclear...... and endocytic structures, such as coated pits and endosomes, and with the peripheral cytosol. Receptor activation in cells expressing phosphorylation-defective mutants of Shc and erbB-2 kinase showed that receptor autophosphorylation, but not Shc phosphorylation, is required for redistribution of Shc proteins....... The rough endoplasmic reticulum localization of Shc proteins in unstimulated cells and their massive recruitment to the plasma membrane, endocytic structures, and peripheral cytosol following receptor tyrosine kinase activation could account for multiple putative functions of the adaptor protein....

  14. Cytokine pattern and endothelium damage markers in Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

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    Del Vecchio, Giovanni Carlo; Carlo, Del Vecchio Giovanni; Penza, Rosa; Rosa, Penza; Altomare, Maria; Maria, Altomare; Piacente, Laura; Laura, Piacente; Aceto, Gabriella; Gabriella, Aceto; Lassandro, Giuseppe; Giuseppe, Lassandro; De Mattia, Domenico; Domenico, De Mattia; Giordano, Paoala; Paola, Giordano

    2008-01-01

    In a longitudinal cohort study our aim was to evaluate the cytokine pattern of children affected by Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) and to correlate this pattern to vascular endothelium damage and to nephropathy. The following parameters were monitored at the onset of the disease (T0) and after 6 months of follow-up (T1): clinical scores, serum levels of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin 2 (IL-2), soluble IL-2 receptor (IL-2sRalpha), fibrinogen, von Willebrand factor antigen (vWf:Ag) and soluble thrombomodulin (TMD) levels. A total of 24 children (9 M, 15 F), affected by HSP, aged between 3-14 years (median 6 years), were enrolled into the study. IL-2 serum levels were significantly increased at the onset of the disease compared to control group and T1. The same pattern was observed for IL-2sRalpha and TNF-alpha. Fibrinogen and vWf:Ag concentrations were significantly higher at the onset of disease than t1 and in control group. TMD levels resulted constantly within the normal range. Concerning the analyzed parameters, no significant difference resulted to be in subjects with and without renal involvement (hematuria and/or proteinuria). Finally, raised serum TNF-alpha concentration, related to vascular endothelium damage as shown by increased vWf:Ag levels, occurred invariably in children affected by HSP both with and without renal involvement.

  15. Multi-objective Design Optimization of a Parallel Schönflies-motion Robot

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    Wu, Guanglei; Bai, Shaoping; Hjørnet, Preben

    2016-01-01

    This paper introduces a parallel Schoenflies-motion robot with rectangular workspace, which is suitable for pick-and-place operations. A multi-objective optimization problem is formulated to optimize the robot's geometric parameters with consideration of kinematic and dynamic performances....... The dynamic performance is concerned mainly the capability of force transmission in the parallel kinematic chain, for which transmission indices are defined. The Pareto-front is obtained to investigate the influence of the design variables to the robot performance. Dynamic characteristics for three Pareto...... optimal designs are analyzed....

  16. The German Radiation Protection Ordinance (StrlSchV). 3. ed.

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    1992-01-01

    The German Radiation Protection Ordinance constitutes the central statutory instrument containing the main protective provisions for all fields of application of radioactive materials and ionizing radiation, with the exception of the field covered by the X-ray Ordinance. The current text of the Ordinance is that promulgated on 30.06.1989 with the subsequent amendments, as last amended through the Unification Treaty (Einigungsvertrag) of 23.09.1990. The Radiation Protection Ordinance was adopted on the basis of the German Nuclear Energy Act (Atomgesetz), which contains, inter alia, the necessary empowerments to issue statutory ordinances. Further fields containing relevant protective provisions are, above all, the law of dangerous substances (which concerns the transport of radioactive materials), the law of pharmaceutical products and the law of foodstuffs. The whole regulatory package is a part of EC and Euratom law. The limit values of the Euratom Directives were transposed into the Radiation Protection Ordinance. In order to reduce the bulk of the Ordinance, the legislator has only included the limit values for the most important radionuclides, and has made provision for the separate promulgation of the other limit values. In order to enhance the practical use of the book, the provisions governing the radiation pass, which are regulated in a separate administrative instruction, are also reproduced. (orig./HSCH) [de

  17. Die Uni öffnet sich den Schülerinnen

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    2008-01-01

    The Christmas break at the universities is past, and immediately the lecture round dance goes off in Stuttgart again. Subjects are American Indian languages and elementary particles. And where are the girls? On it is which try out university!

  18. On the energy-critical fractional Sch\\"odinger equation in the radial case

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    Guo, Zihua; Sire, Yannick; Wang, Yuzhao; Zhao, Lifeng

    2013-01-01

    We consider the Cauchy problem for the energy-critical nonlinear Schr\\"odinger equation with fractional Laplacian (fNLS) in the radial case. We obtain global well-posedness and scattering in the energy space in the defocusing case, and in the focusing case with energy below the ground state.

  19. Stakeholder perspectives concerning the amendment of the 26. BImSchV

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    2002-01-01

    I+G Gesundheitsforschung, Munich, carried out a telephonic enquiry on behalf of the Bundesamt fuer Strahlenschutz in order to find out the concerns about electromagnetic fields in different groups of the population. In October 2001, a total of 2000 persons of 14 years and older were asked in their private homes. This report presents the main results for the different categories of questions asked. There is a separate statistics volume in which the results are presented in tables for age, gender and other criteria. (orig.) [de

  20. Schémas argumentaux et homonymie : l'exemple de la construction conative en anglais

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    Delhem, Romain

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available After showing how Construction Grammar (Goldberg 1995 accounts for verb complementation, this contribution studies a problematic argument structure construction of contemporary English: the conative construction, in which a verb is directly followed by an oblique complement in at. In her monograph, Goldberg seems to claim that this argument structure construction has a single abstract meaning that can be found in all its uses: an action directed toward a target. I show that this meaning, given by Goldberg and other authors, not only is too vague, but does not account for all potential instances of this construction. A closer analysis of this construction therefore seems necessary to account for the variations in meaning it exhibits according to the meaning of the verb to which it is associated. The article also shows some limits of Construction Grammar as Goldberg presents it, and suggests that this approach be doubly amended by recognizing both the existence of basic or default argument structure construction for every verb, and the possibility for some argument structure constructions to be homonymic.

  1. Dos obras del Prof. Joachim Schürmann - Alemania Federal

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    Editorial, Equipo

    1974-06-01

    Full Text Available Parish Centre of St. Josepk, in Oer Erkenschwick. It includes: three buildings constructed in an architecture of simple lines and with a modern and functional appearance. The kindergarten, the church and the sacristy cum apartments of the parson and the sacristan are surrounded by gardens and situated in the most suitable spot of the site. The structure of the chapel is particularly interesting with flat reticular roofing supported by four pyramidal pillars. Convent of San Sebastian, Neuss. It has been constructed next to the old church and consists of an original convent and a spacious courtyard-garden which together with the kitchen, conference halls, library, conference rooms, dining room and recreation hall, sacristry and entrance constitute the lower floor. The rooms are located on the two floors above. The predominating material of the exterior and the interior is of unseen concrete, at times covered by a light layer of paint.Centro Parroquial de San José, en OerErkenschwick. Comprende: tres cuerpos edificados de una arquitectura a base de sencillas líneas y fisonomía de gran actualidad y funcionalismo. El jardín de infancia, la iglesia y la sacristía-viviendas del párroco y del sacristán, están rodeadas de zonas ajardinadas y situadas en el lugar más idóneo del solar. Es particularmente interesante la estructura especial de la capilla, con cubierta reticulada plana, agrupada sobre cuatro pilares piramidales. Convento de San Sebastian, en Neuss. Se ha construido junto a la antigua iglesia y consta de un original claustro y un amplio patio-jardín que, con la cocina, salas de coloquios, biblioteca, despachos, comedor y recreo, sacristía y entrada constituyen la planta baja. En las dos altas se distribuyen las habitaciones. El material dominante en exteriores e interiores es el hormigón visto, recubierto a veces por una ligera piel de pintura.

  2. Morfoanatomia da raiz tuberosa de Vernonia oxylepis Sch. Bip. in Mart. ex Baker - Asteraceae Morpho-anatomy of the tuberous root of Vernonia oxylepis Sch. Bip. in Mart. ex Baker - Asteraceae

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    Divina Aparecida Anunciação Vilhalva

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Várias espécies herbáceas e subarbustivas, nativas do Cerrado no Brasil, são geofitas, ou seja, sobrevivem ao período desfavorável de déficit hídrico e de baixas temperaturas, que muitas vezes coincide com incêndios, mantendo apenas a porção subterrânea. Vernonia oxylepis é uma dessas espécies e o objetivo desse estudo foi descrever a morfoanatomia da raiz tuberosa e a formação das gemas nessa raiz. Tal raiz é constituída de um eixo orientado perpendicularmente no solo, a partir do qual ramos aéreos são formados na porção proximal, situada ao nível do solo, ao longo do ciclo de vida da planta. Na porção proximal da raiz ocorre auto-enxertia da base dos ramos por ela emitidos. A raiz acumula lipídios e frutanos, apresenta ligeira contração e forma gemas reparativas; a formação das gemas adventícias se dá a partir do periciclo proliferado. Tais características poderiam ser associadas ao processo de adaptação da espécie às condições do Cerrado.Several native herbaceous and subshrub species native to the Cerrado in Brazil are geophytes, that is, they survive the unfavorable dry season and low temperatures, that sometimes coincide with fire, with only the underground system intact. Vernonia oxylepis is one of these species and the aim of this study was to describe the morpho-anatomy of the tuberous root and bud formation on this structure. The main axis of this root is perpendicular to the soil surface, and from which aerial shoots arise periodically throughout the life cycle. On the upper portion of the root, self-grafting of the shoots occurs. The root stores lipids and fructans, exhibits contraction and produces reparatory buds; adventitious buds arise from proliferated pericycle. These characteristics may be related to adaptation of this species to conditions in the Cerrado.

  3. Il gioco dei ruoli. Avanguardia e tradizione in Mein Herz e Der Malik di Else Lasker-Schüler

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    Moira Paleari

    2014-04-01

    being inspired by her artistic and intellectual world (The berlin Bohème: Mein Herz (1912 and Der Malik (1919. In particular, I will deal with two elements, which are important in the representation of the Ego and in the construction of a language imagery: 1 The choice of the epistolary style; 2 the interaction between the roles played by the "Writing Ego" and by the surrounding characters.

  4. Der rote Mantel der Sternberger Madonna - ein Unikum des böhmischen Schönen Stils?

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    Hlobil, Ivo

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 64, č. 5 (2016), s. 412-418 ISSN 0049-5123 Institutional support: RVO:68378033 Keywords : gothic sculpture * Vienna * Beautiful Style * iconography * polychrome decoration Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  5. Pine Flat Dam Fish and Wildlife Habitat Restoration, Fresno, California. Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environment Impact Report (SCH #96042044)

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    2001-01-01

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Kings River Conservation District propose to restore and protect the ecosystem for fish and wildlife resources in Pine Flat Lake and in and along the Lower Kings River...

  6. Type II autosomal dominant osteopetrosis (Albers-Schönberg disease): clinical and radiological manifestations in 42 patients.

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    Bénichou, O D; Laredo, J D; de Vernejoul, M C

    2000-01-01

    Type II autosomal dominant osteopetrosis (ADO II, Albers-Schonberg disease) is a genetic condition characterized by generalized osteosclerosis predominating in some skeletal sites such as the spine and pelvis. ADO II is rare, and most available clinical descriptions are based on small numbers of patients. We report the clinical and radiological manifestations in 42 ADO II patients. To our knowledge, this is the largest series reported so far. Our inclusion criterion was presence on radiographs of the spine of vertebral endplate thickening, producing the classic sandwich vertebra appearance. We found various patterns of sandwich vertebra, of which we provide a description to assist physicians in diagnosing ADO II. The classic bone-within-bone appearance was present in most but not all skeletal sites. The radiological penetrance of the disease was high (90%) and increased after 20 years of age. As many as 81% of our patients experienced clinical manifestations. Fractures were common (78% of patients) and healed slowly. Hip osteoarthritis developed in 27% of patients and required arthroplasty in 9 of the 16 affected hips. Nonmandibular osteomyelitis occurred in 4 cases (11%). Twenty-four percent of patients had thoracic or lumbar scoliosis. Orthopedic surgery was performed in 52.8% of patients, of whom half had at least three surgical procedures for internal fracture fixation, arthroplasty, limb deformity correction, or treatment of surgical complications. There was a high rate of surgical complications including nonunion, infection, prosthesis loosening, and intraoperative fractures. Nearly two-thirds of patients (64%) had stomatologic manifestations, including mandibular osteomyelitis in 4 patients (11%). Cranial nerve involvement responsible for hearing loss, bilateral optic atrophy, and/or facial palsy was present in 14 patients but was clearly attributable to ADO II in only 6 cases (16%). This large series sheds new light on several aspects of ADO II, most notably the possibility of severe clinical complications. Although other forms of osteopetrosis are considerably more severe, the name "benign osteopetrosis" previously used for ADO II is probably a misnomer.

  7. Sportlich und schön oder: „Haben die Schweine heute wieder Ausgang?“

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    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Sport gilt als ein gesellschaftlicher Bereich, in dem die Zweigeschlechtlichkeit und die damit verbundene Hierarchie der Geschlechter in besonders prägnanter Weise zum Ausdruck kommt. Auf dem Hintergrund konstruktivistischer Theorieansätze zeigt der Sammelband in sieben Beiträgen auf, wie Geschlecht im Sport insbesondere über Körperstereotype aktualisiert wird.

  8. Kreuz- und Que(erfahrerinnen im Cyberspace. Schöne Neue Welt, revisited Navigators in Cyberspace

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    Full Text Available Obgleich sich um die Frage nach einer feministischen Eroberung des Cyberspace in den vergangenen Jahren nicht nur ein breites Feld streitbarer Diskurse gebildet hat, sondern mittlerweile auch eine Reihe markanter Mythen ranken, wird sie sowohl vom Mainstream der akademischen Medientheorie als auch von den Protagonisten der populären Cyberkultur nach wie vor allenfalls als Marginalie verhandelt. Ob Bücher genderspezifische Bildungslücken schließen können, sei einmal dahingestellt. Mit reload. rethinking women + cyberculture haben die Multi-Media-Künstlerin Mary Flanagan und die Gender-Medien-Theoretikerin Austin Booth jedenfalls einen Sammelband vorgelegt, der nicht nur Betriebsblinden und Einäugigen hinreichend Stoff zum Nachlesen und Nachdenken bietet, sondern in seiner Kombination aus feministischer Cyberfiktion und kritischen Essays zu Utopien und Realitäten der zeitgenössischen Cyberkultur spannende Querverbindungen zwischen Theorie und Praxis herzustellen verspricht.In recent years there have been a number of debates and quite a few myths about feminist usage (if not conquest! of cyberspace. Nonetheless, feminist cyber culture continues to be marginalised both within mainstream media theory and within discourses about popular cyber culture. This is about to change: The anthology Reload, edited by multi-media artist Mary Flanagan and gender studies/media studies scholar Austin Booth, offers plenty of food for thought for a wide audience. The different pieces range from feminist cyber fiction to critical essays on utopias and realities of contemporary cyber culture, cleverly connecting theory and practice.

  9. Schéma équivalent petit signal d\\'un transistor à effet de champ à ...

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    In this article, the authors present a small-signal equivalent circuit of carbon nanotube field- effect transistors (CNTFETs). The elements of small-signal equivalent circuit are obtained starting from the measurement of the scattering parameters of CNTFETs for a point of polarization in a frequency band beyond the gigahertz ...

  10. Assessment of furnaces including fuel storage facilities according to the 12th Federal Emission Control Ordinance (BImSchV)

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    Hensler, G.; Ott, H.; Wunderlich, O.; Mair, K.

    1990-01-01

    Existing quantities of substances pursuant to Annex II of the 12th Federal Emission Control Ordinance in furnaces or in fuel storage facilities do not present a general hazard for fireplaces fired with coal, wood, heavy and light fuel oil within the meaning of the Accident Ordinance. In case of a fire in a storage facility for black coal, brown coal, untreated wood, light and heavy fuel oil, a general hazard on account of the release of developed substances is obviously excluded. Dispersion calculations pursuant to VDI 3783 have shown that concentrations of beryllium, arsenic, nickel, cobalt and mercury compounds in the vicinity of the fire source are so small that a general hazard can be excluded. (orig./DG) [de

  11. Parametric Optimal Design of a Parallel Schönflies-Motion Robot under Pick-And-Place Trajectory Constraints

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    Wu, Guanglei; Bai, Shaoping; Hjørnet, Preben

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    This paper deals with the parametric optimum design of a parallel Schoenflies-motion robot, named "Ragnar", designed for fast and flexible pick-and-place applications. The robot architecture admits a rectangular workspace, which can utilize the shop-floor space efficiently. In this work......, the parametric models of the transmission quality, elasto-statics and dynamics are established. By taking into consideration of design requirements and pick-and-place trajectory, a comprehensive multi-objective optimization problem is formulated to optimize both kinematic and dynamic performances. The Pareto...

  12. Antibacterial Activity and Aphrodisiac Potential of the Ethanolic Extracts of Fadogia agretis (Sch winffax Hiern Stem in Male Albino Rats

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    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The research is aimed to evaluate the antibacterial activity and aphrodisiac potential of the ethanolic extracts of Fadogia agrestis (rubiaceae stem in male albino rats. The antibacterial activity of the extracts were tested on four hospital isolates of staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas specie and Proteus spp at a concentration of 500µg using disc diffusion method. For aphrodisiac test, healthy, white male albino rats (Rattis novergicus weighing 270 300g aged 5.0 5.5 months and female albino rats weighing 150 180g aged 3.5 5.4 months were used for the study. The male albino rats were orally dosed with 50mg/kg, 100mg/kg and 200mg/kg body weight respectively of the extract at 24hours intervals. Their sexual behaviour was evaluated for 15 minutes each. The plants extract was found to inhibit staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas specie. Aphrodisiac effect of the extract resulted in significant increase in mount behaviour. The antibacterial effects suggest their possible use for the treatment of infection that showed in vitro susceptibility. Also, the increase in the mounting behavior may be responsible for the aphrodisiac effect.

  13. Einflüsse des Klimawandels auf landwirtschaftliche Schädlinge im Biologischen Landbau Ostösterreichs

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    From the year 2000 onwards, organic farmers in Eastern Austria have been complaining about damages in arable crops by former inconspicuous or recently immigrated insect pests. In our project, the recent obvious changes in occurrence of arable pests were investigated with respect to climate change. The literature was evaluated focussing on Austria and the adjacent Eastern Middle European countries. Further on, conspicuously, weather-related pest outbreaks in Austria in the last ...

  14. Rhinanthus serotinus (Schönheit) Oborny (Scrophulariaceae): immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies of endosperm chalazal haustorium development.

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    Świerczyńska, Joanna; Kozieradzka-Kiszkurno, Małgorzata; Bohdanowicz, Jerzy

    2013-12-01

    Chalazal endosperm haustorium in Rhinanthus serotinus consists of a single large binucleate cell. It originates from the primary endosperm cell dividing transversely into two unequal cells: a smaller micropylar cell and a larger chalazal cell. The chalazal cell undergoes a single mitotic division, then lengthens significantly during development and functions as a chalazal endosperm haustorium. In this paper, immunofluorescent techniques, rhodamine phalloidin assay, and electron microscopy were used to examine the actin and tubulin cytoskeleton during the development of the chalazal haustorium. During the differentiation stage, numerous longitudinally oriented bundles of microfilaments ran along the axis of transvacuolar strands in haustorium. Microtubules formed intensely fluorescent areas near the nuclear envelope and also formed radial perinuclear microtubule arrays. In the fully differentiated haustorium cell, the actin cytoskeleton formed dense clusters of microfilaments on the chalazal and micropylar poles of the haustorium. Numerous microfilament bundles occurred near wall ingrowths on the chalazal wall. There were numerous clusters of microfilaments and microtubules around the huge lobed polytenic haustorial nuclei. The microfilaments were oriented longitudinally to the long axis of the haustorium cell and surrounded both nuclei. The microtubules formed radial perinuclear systems which were appeared to radiate from the surface of the nuclear envelope. The early stage of degeneration of the chalazal haustorium was accompanied by the degradation of microtubules and disruption of the parallel orientation of microtubules in the chalazal area of the cell. The degree of vacuolization increased, autophagous vacuoles appeared and the number of vesicles decreased.

  15. Vorhersage von Spanbruch bei der Zerspanung mit geometrisch bestimmter Schneide mit Hilfe schädigungsmechanischer Ansätze

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    The chip shape – besides the cutting forces, tool wear and surface roughness – is one of the most commonly used criteria for the evaluation of the machinability. The importance of the chip shape can be explained by its strong influence on process reliability. In consequence an automation of cutting operations is only possible for fa-vourable chip shapes. For longitudinal turning as well as for other processes with con-tinuous cutting edge contact, periodic chip breakage is necessary to avoid ...

  16. Toxic effects of Solanum xanthocarpum Sch &Wendle against Helicoverpa armigera (Hub.), Culex quinquefasciatus (Say.) and Eisenia fetida (Savigny, 1826).

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    Baskar, Kathirvelu; Ananthi, Jeevanantham; Ignacimuthu, Savarimuthu

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    Many commercially available agro and household chemicals are used as pesticides, repellents, and growth inhibitors against insect pests. The repeated uses of these chemicals against insect pests have caused the development of resistance in them; they also cause ill effects on nontarget organisms. The present study was aimed to evaluate the antifeedant, larvicidal, pupicidal, and biochemical effects of the solvent extracts of Solanum xanthocarpum against third instar larvae of Helicoverpa armigera. Hexane, chloroform and ethyl acetate extracts were subjected to phytochemical analysis. The results revealed the presence of terpenoids, flavonoid, and quinone. Maximum antifeedant activity of 72.30% was recorded in chloroform extract followed by hexane (69.02%) and ethyl acetate (57.40%) extracts against H. armigera. Chloroform extracts of S. xanthocarpum showed more than 60% larvicidal and pupicidal activity against H. armigera. The effective chloroform extract was fractionated with increasing polarity of solvent system (hexane, chloroform, and ethyl acetate extracts). Based on the TLC profile, nine major fractions were isolated. The fourth fraction showed higher antifeedant, larvicidal, and pupicidal activity against H. armigera. The effective fraction reduced the hemolymph and gut protein concentration in a concentration-dependent manner (r 2 0.99). The effective fraction 4 showed 100% larvicidal activity at 500 ppm concentration with LC 50 value of 227.95 ppm. The fourth fraction did not show any toxic symptom or mortality of earthworm. Based on these results, this effective fraction could be used in the development of a pesticide formulation to control insect.

  17. The material control and accounting system model development in the Radiochemical plant of Siberian Chemical Combine (SChC)

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    Kozyrev, A.S.; Purygin, V.Ya.; Skuratov, V.A.; Lapotkov, A.A.

    1999-01-01

    The nuclear material (NM) control and accounting computerized system is designed to automatically account NM reception, movement and storage at the Radiochemical Plant. The objective of this system development is to provide a constant surveillance over the process material movement, to improve their accountability and administrative work, to upgrade the plant protection against possible NM thefts, stealing and diversion, to rule out any casual errors of operators, to improve the timeliness and significance (reliability) of information about nuclear materials. The NM control and accounting system at the Radiochemical Plant should be based on the computerized network. It must keep track of all the material movements in each Material Balance Areas: material receipt from other plant; material local movement within the plant; material shipment to other plants; generation of required documents about NM movements and its accounting [ru

  18. The prevalence of natural health product use in patients with acute cardiovascular disease.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Natural health products (NHP use may have implications with respect to adverse effects, drug interactions and adherence yet the prevalence of NHP use by patients with acute cardiovascular disease and the best method to ascertain this information is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify the best method to ascertain information on NHP, and the prevalence of use in a population with acute cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Structured interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of consecutive patients admitted with acute cardiovascular disease to the University of Alberta Hospital during January 2009. NHP use was explored using structured and open-ended questions based on Health Canada's definition of NHP. The medical record was reviewed, and documentation of NHP use by physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, compared against the gold-standard structured interview. RESULTS: 88 patients were interviewed (mean age 62 years, standard deviation [SD 14]; 80% male; 41% admitted for acute coronary syndromes. Common co-morbidities included hypertension (59%, diabetes (26% and renal impairment (19%. NHP use was common (78% of patients and 75% of NHP users reported daily use. The category of NHP most commonly used was vitamins and minerals (73% followed by herbal products (20%, traditional medicines including Chinese medicines (9%, homeopathic preparations (1% and other products including amino acids, essential fatty acids and probiotics (35%. In a multivariable model, only older age was associated with increased NHP use (OR 1.5 per age decile [95%CI 1.03 to 2.2]. When compared to the interview, the highest rate of NHP documentation was the pharmacist history (41%. NHP were documented in 22% of patients by the physician and 19% by the nurse. CONCLUSIONS: NHP use is common in patients admitted with acute cardiovascular disease. However, health professionals do not commonly identify NHP as part of the medication profile despite its potential importance

  19. Vom Verschwinden der Anwesenheit in der Demokratie. Präsenz als bedrohtes Fundament von Wahlrecht, Parteienrecht und Parlamentsrecht / Christoph Schönberger

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    Demokraatia tagamisest isikliku kohalolekuga järjest virtuaalsemaks muutuvas maailmas ja seda just valimiste ja parteidega seoses. Kohalviibimine kui valimisõiguse, parlamendi- ja parteideõiguse riigiõiguslik fundament

  20. Hydroprocessing Catalysts. Utilization and Regeneration Schemes Catalyseurs d'hydrotraitement. Schémas d'utilisation et de régénération

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    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available The catalyst reactor inventory represents an important part of the cost of hydroprocessing operation. The selection of a suitable catalyst and reactor is influenced by feedstock properties. Processes ensuring an uninterrupted operation during catalyst addition and withdrawal are preferred for processing high asphaltene and metal content feedstocks. The spent catalyst can be regenerated and returned to the operation if the extent of its deactivation is not high. The regeneration may be performed either in-situ or off-site. The former is suitable for fixed bed reactors whereas the catalyst from ebullated bed reactors must be regenerated off -site. The regeneration of spent catalysts heavily loaded with metals such as V, Ni and Fe may not be economic. Such catalysts may be suitable for metal reclamation. An environmentally safe method for catalyst disposal must be found if neither regeneration nor metal reclamation from spent catalysts can be performed. La quantité de catalyseurs utilisée représente une part importante du coût d'une opération d'hydrotraitement. Le choix d'un réacteur et d'un catalyseur approprié dépend des propriétés de la charge. On préfère utiliser les procédés permettant un fonctionnement continu pendant le chargement et le soutirage du catalyseur lorsqu'il s'agit de traiter des charges à haute teneur en asphaltène et en métaux. Le catalyseur usé peut être régénéré et remis en fonctionnement s'il n'est pas trop désactivé. La régénération peut être réalisée in situ ou hors du site. La première solution convient pour les réacteurs à lit fixe, tandis que le catalyseur de réacteurs à lit bouillonnant doit être régénéré hors du site. La régénération de catalyseurs usés fortement chargés en métaux tels que le vanadium, le nickel et le fer n'apparaît pas économique. De tels catalyseurs peuvent convenir pour la récupération des métaux. On doit trouver une méthode sans danger pour l'environnement enfin de se débarrasser du catalyseur dans le cas où on ne peut ni le régénérer ni récupérer les métaux provenant de catalyseurs usés.

  1. On Line Enrichment Monitor (OLEM) UF6 Tests for 1.5" Sch40 SS Pipe, Revision 1

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    March-Leuba, José A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Garner, Jim [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Younkin, Jim [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Simmons, Darrell W. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

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    As global uranium enrichment capacity under international safeguards expands, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is challenged to develop effective safeguards approaches at gaseous centrifuge enrichment plants while working within budgetary constraints. The “Model Safeguards Approach for Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants” (GCEPs) developed by the IAEA Division of Concepts and Planning in June 2006, defines the three primary Safeguards objectives to be the timely detection of: 1) diversion of significant quantities of natural (NU), depleted (DU) or low-enriched uranium (LEU) from declared plant flow, 2) facility misuse to produce undeclared LEU product from undeclared feed, and 3) facility misuse to produce enrichments higher than the declared maximum, in particular, highly enriched uranium (HEU). The ability to continuously and independently (i.e. with a minimum of information from the facility operator) monitor not only the uranium mass balance but also the 235U mass balance in the facility could help support all three verification objectives described above. Two key capabilities required to achieve an independent and accurate material balance are 1) continuous, unattended monitoring of in-process UF6 and 2) monitoring of cylinders entering and leaving the facility. The continuous monitoring of in-process UF6 would rely on a combination of load-cell monitoring of the cylinders at the feed and withdrawal stations, online monitoring of gas enrichment, and a high-accuracy net weight measurement of the cylinder contents. The Online Enrichment Monitor (OLEM) is the instrument that would continuously measure the time-dependent relative uranium enrichment, E(t), in weight percent 235U, of the gas filling or being withdrawn from the cylinders. The OLEM design concept combines gamma-ray spectrometry using a collimated NaI(Tl) detector with gas pressure and temperature data to calculate the enrichment of the UF6 gas within the unit header pipe as a function of time. The OLEM components have been tested on ORNL UF6 flow loop. Data were collected at five different enrichment levels (0.71%, 2.97%, 4.62%, 6.0%, and 93.7%) at several pressure conditions. The test data were collected in the standard OLEM N.4242 file format for each of the conditions with a 10-minute sampling period and then averaged over the span of constant pressures. Analysis of the collected data has provided enrichment constants that can be used for 1.5” stainless steel schedule 40 pipe measurement sites. The enrichment constant is consistent among all the wide range of enrichment levels and pressures used.

  2. Georg Büchner, Sigmund Freud and the "Schädelnerven" (cranial nerves) - research on the brain and soul in the 19th century.

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    Hildebrandt, Gerhard; Ruppert, Christina; Stienen, Martin N; Surbeck, Werner

    2014-10-01

    One of the authors' encounter with one of Sigmund Freud's original works about the anatomy of the human brain stem and his interest in the scientist, anatomist, philosopher, writer and revolutionary Georg Büchner led to re-examination and review of the original writings of two major 19th century protagonists of brain anatomy research. The aim of the authors is to highlight the achievements of both Freud and Büchner in the field of comparative brain morphology. The medical and philosophical publications of Georg Büchner were reviewed with reference to the historical-critical edition of his complete works and writings (the so-called Marburg edition). Evaluation of the neuroanatomical achievements of Sigmund Freud was based on a summary of his publications and also partially on his autobiographical writings. After careful review of their publications both Freud and Büchner should be acknowledged as brain scientists focusing particularly on comparative morphology. Both chose fish as the subject of their macroscopic (Büchner) and microscopic (Freud) neuroanatomical studies, and both cut across their own language and cultural space by continuing their work in France. In interpreting their findings both were influenced by their respective contemporary methodological schools of thought. Büchner became a soul scientist/psychologist by turning to the writing of literary texts, heralding the end of his idealistic and metaphysical interpretation of life. Likewise, Freud increasingly devoted himself to the destiny of man and his "conditio humana," eventually turning away from anatomical brain research. Review of the biographies and medical-scientific, as well as philosophical publications, of Georg Büchner and Sigmund Freud reveal striking parallels between the two researchers in addition to common insights that have generally been ignored or only marginally addressed in the past. Both should be appreciated and remembered as forerunners of today's neuroscientific community.

  3. 27 Présentation et application d'un nouveau schéma de contrôle d ...

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    on the effective depollution methods with the hybrid active filter being the contribution of this work based ... Keywords : STFs (self turning filter), HPF(hybrid parallel filter), harmonics, loops feedback and feed forward, PLL. 1. ..... [14] - H. Akagi, "Modern active filter and traditional passive filter", Bulletin of the polish academy of.

  4. On the activities in building a computerized system of nuclear materials accounting and control at the SChK radiochemical plant

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    Skuratov, V.A.; Purygin, V.Ya.; Savchuk, O.A.

    1999-01-01

    The project: Development of the nuclear materials (NM) control and accountancy system model on the example of the SCP Radiochemical Plant (RCP) has been fulfilled by the Siberian Chemical Plant in collaboration with a number of organization since October 1992 through October 1996. One of the key goals of the project was the use of new criteria and approaches to NM control and accounting, including step-by-step implementation for all the NM flows measurement principles. The work on project has resulted in the development of the model for NM control and accountancy system at RCP. When designing the model, the single RCP balance area on uranium and plutonium was broken down to four NM balance areas. The model developed within the project is being implemented in a few ways: introduction of innovative NM measurement techniques, working out regulatory documents, adaptation of computers for control and accountancy. An aim to secure safety in the most problematic area MBA-2 (plutonium dioxide production) transition to the real-time cannot be resolved without implementation of computerized system of NM control and accountancy [ru

  5. Udbredelsen af Eupithecia innotata (Hufnagel, 1767) og E. ochridata Schütze & Pinker, 1968 i Denmark

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    Švitra, Giedrius; Vilhelmsen, Flemming; Karsholt, Ole

    2012-01-01

    are summarized below: Male genitalia of E. innotata and E. ochridata can be distinguished by two major differences (fig. 16-22): 1. The phallus (aedeagus) of E. innotata has normally only one distinct horn-like cornutus in the middle part of phallus (fig. 16, 17), while in the phallus of E. ochridata...... there are usually two smaller horn-like cornuti – one in the middle part of phallus, another one is situated close to the distal end (fig. 20, 21). In some rare cases the cornutus situated in the middle of phallus is reduced and can be overlooked while checking genitalia preparations (fig. 18, 22). 2. The valvae...... examined specimens were entered into Bugbase (www.lepidoptera.dk/bugbase) which generated distribution maps and diagrams of flying periods for the two species. Both species have two generations in Denmark (Figs 25-26), and they are both mainly distributed in the eastern parts of the country, and only E...

  6. Review: Ralf Bohnsack, Aglaja Przyborski & Burkhard Schäffer (Eds. (2010. Das Gruppendiskussionsverfahren in der Forschungspraxis [The Group Discussion Technique in Research Practice

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    Full Text Available This edited volume comprises a range of studies that have employed a group discussion technique in combination with a specific strategy for reconstructive social research—the so-called documentary method. The latter is an empirical research strategy based on the meta-theoretical premises of the praxeological sociology of knowledge, as developed by Ralf BOHNSACK. It seeks to access practice in a more appropriate manner, namely by differentiating between various dimensions of knowledge and sociality. It holds that habitual collective orientations, in particular, are best accessed through group discussions. Thus this book does not address the group discussion technique in general, as might be expected from the title. Instead, it presents various contributions from researchers interpreting transcripts of group discussions according to the documentary method. The chapters are grouped into three main sections, representing different frameworks of practice and habitual orientation: childhood, adolescence, and organizational or societal context. A fourth section includes chapters on further, potentially useful ways of employing this particular technique and approach, as well as a chapter on teaching it in a meaningful way. Each chapter is structured in the same way: introduction to the research field and focus; methodological discussion; exemplary interpretation of group discussions; and concluding remarks. Whilst the transcripts referred to by the authors are very helpfully presented in the chapters, there is a lack of methodological reflection on the group discussion technique itself, which, as mentioned above, is only evaluated in regard to the documentary method. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs110225

  7. Werkstattbericht über das Projekt "Die Südtiroler SchülerInnen und die Zweitsprache: eine linguistische und sozialpsychologische Untersuchung"

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    Abel, Andrea

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    Full Text Available The aim of the project "South-Tyrolean pupils and their second language: a linguistic and socio-psychological investigation", which was originated in the collaboration between the EURAC and the University of Trento, is to analyze the second language competence of South-Tyrolean pupils and to contextualize the results of such an investigation by commenting on crucial sociolinguistic and psychosocial aspects that influence it. In this paper some preliminary results of the project's preparatory study, i.e. an interview study as well as focus groups, are presented.

  8. Severe gastrointestinal involvement in adult-onset Henoch–Schönlein purpura associated with clarithromycin-resistant Helicobacter pylori infection

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    Guillermo Delgado-García

    2017-04-01

    Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report describing resistance to clarithromycin-containing triple therapy in a H. pylori-infected adult patient with HSP. Gastrointestinal bleeding remains one of the most feared manifestations of HSP. These patients may benefit from H. pylori screening, as this might positively affect their prognosis. Further studies in adults are nevertheless needed to clarify this association and its therapeutic impact.

  9. General active space commutator-based coupled cluster theory of general excitation rank for electronically excited states: implementation and application to ScH.

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    Hubert, Mickaël; Olsen, Jeppe; Loras, Jessica; Fleig, Timo

    2013-11-21

    We present a new implementation of general excitation rank coupled cluster theory for electronically excited states based on the single-reference multi-reference formalism. The method may include active-space selected and/or general higher excitations by means of the general active space concept. It may employ molecular integrals over the four-component Lévy-Leblond Hamiltonian or the relativistic spin-orbit-free four-component Hamiltonian of Dyall. In an initial application to ground- and excited states of the scandium monohydride molecule we report spectroscopic constants using basis sets of up to quadruple-zeta quality and up to full iterative triple excitations in the cluster operators. Effects due to spin-orbit interaction are evaluated using two-component multi-reference configuration interaction for assessing the accuracy of the coupled cluster results.

  10. Chemokine MCP1/CCL2 and RANTES/CCL5 gene polymorphisms influence Henoch–Schönlein purpura susceptibility and severity

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    Hsin-Hui Yu

    2015-04-01

    Conclusion: Our results support the fact that chemokines play important roles in the pathogenesis of HSP. MCP1/CCL2 gene polymorphisms were associated with susceptibility for HSP. RANTES/CCL5 gene polymorphisms may be related to disease severity and HSP nephritis.

  11. Medienkompetenz - Anmerkungen anlässlich einer Untersuchung der Medienkompetenz von und durch SchülerInnen an Neuen Mittelschulen in Wien.

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    Christian Swertz

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Im Beitrag wird vorgeschlagen, Medienkompetenz auch als Ordnungsbegriff zu verstehen. Dazu wird eine präskriptive, eine empirische und eine selektive Ordnung unterschieden. Mit einer induktiv-empirischen Untersuchung wird demonstriert, dass so ein Beitrag zum Verständnis des Medienkompetenzbegriffs geleistet werden kann, mit dem zugleich eine Kritik deduktiv-empirischer Ordnungen erreicht wird. Dabei wird gezeigt, dass ein Bezug auf aktuelle materielle Zeichenträger zugleich problematisch und notwendig ist. It is suggested to understand media literacy as an ordering term. A prescriptive, an empirical and a selective order are distinguished. In an inductive-empirical study it is shown, that this perspective can contribute to an understanding of media literacy and to a critical reflection of deductive-empirical orders. While doing so it is shown, that relating media literacy to contemporary material sign vehicles is problematic and necessary at the same time.

  12. Atividade antialérgica e estudos químicos das espécies Bidens gardneri Bak. e Bidens sulphurea (Cav.) Sch. Bip. (Asteraceae)

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    Denise Brentan da Silva

    2009-01-01

    As análises dos voláteis por SPME/CG-EM das partes aéreas, flores e frutos de Bidens sulphurea e Bidens gardneri permitiram-nos constatar diferenças em suas composições químicas. Porém, em todas as frações analisadas os compostos majoritários foram os sequiterpenos b-cariofileno, germacreno D e biciclogermacreno. Apesar dos constituintes majoritários coincidirem nas frações analisadas das duas espécies, foi possível constatar a presença exclusiva de determinados metabólitos em cada fração. A ...

  13. Verónica Undurraga Schüler. Los rostros del honor. Normas culturales y estrategias de promoción social en Chile colonial, siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available “Soy un pobre artesano, pero tengo honor”. Esta frase expresada por el sastre Diego Escobar, cargada de sentido, pero también de aparentes contradicciones, fue uno de los indicios que luego de un juicioso análisis, realizado durante siete años con más de doscientos expedientes judiciales por injurias, calumnias, lesiones, homicidios, heridas y disensos matrimoniales, extraídos del Archivo Nacional Histórico de Chile, además de registros de escribanos y documentación parroquial, le permitieron a Verónica Undurraga señalar que “durante el siglo XVIII en Santiago de Chile el honor dejó de ser un código cultural monolítico y patrimonio exclusivo de las élites y se desgajó en múltiples capas, se cercenó en diversos horizontes, prestando sus representaciones polisémicas a sujetos de los más variados lugares sociales” (p. 26.

  14. Chk1 Inhibitor SCH900776 Effectively Potentiates the Cytotoxic Effects of Platinum-Based Chemotherapeutic Drugs in Human Colon Cancer Cells

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    Herudková, Jarmila; Paruch, K.; Khirsariya, P.; Souček, Karel; Krkoška, Martin; Blanářová, Olga; Sova, P.; Kozubík, Alois; Vaculová, Alena

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    Roč. 19, č. 10 (2017), s. 830-841 ISSN 1476-5586 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA15-06650S Institutional support: RVO:68081707 Keywords : dna-damaging agents * in-vitro * replication checkpoint Subject RIV: EB - Genetics ; Molecular Biology OBOR OECD: Biochemistry and molecular biology Impact factor: 5.006, year: 2016

  15. Présentation et application d'un nouveau schéma de contrôle d'un ...

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    L'utilisation sans cesse croissante de l'appareillage à composant d'électronique de puissance et à caractère non linéaire, tant dans les systèmes de transport que dans les systèmes de distribution d'énergie, contribue à une pollution harmonique accrue des réseaux électriques créant ainsi des conséquences plus ou moins ...

  16. Détermination et exploration de paramètres pratiques pour les derniers schémas de chiffrement partiellement homomorphe

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    Migliore , Vincent; Bonnoron , Guillaume; Fontaine , Caroline

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    Homomorphic encryption gets increasing attention lately, and for good reasons. Lots of the burdens from the initial proposals have been overcome and real applications become feasible. In this work, we propose a survey of the current best solutions together with a deep analysis of how to setup and size these schemes, for real. Our overall aim is to provide easy-to-use guidelines for implementation purposes.

  17. Review: Ralf Bohnsack, Aglaja Przyborski & Burkhart Schäffer (Eds. (2006. Das Gruppendiskussionsverfahren in der Forschungspraxis [Group Discussions in Research Practise

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    Full Text Available This anthology by BOHNSACK, PRZYBORSKI and SCHÄFFER promises insights into concrete models of group discussions in specific fields of research (such as infancy, adolescence, and actual applications in organizational and social contexts. It also offers a wide range of methodological reflections. Most of all, it encourages readers to take a closer look at the practice of reconstructive research by presenting parts of original transcripts and their interpretations. However, the book only considers German researchers working in the tradition of the co-editor Ralf BOHNSACK’s documentary methodology, which—lacking broader historical contextualization—sometimes leaves an aftertaste of self-referentiality. The fact that the book focuses mainly on research in progress may be the reason for the excellent explanation and meta-theoretical background of the methodology, but those who expect more content to accompany the form may be left ungratified by some authors’ contributions. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0703125

  18. Effect of dopamine D1 receptor antagonist SCH23390 and D1 agonist A77636 on active allothetic place avoidance, a spatial cognition task

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    Stuchlík, Aleš; Valeš, Karel

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    Roč. 172, č. 2 (2006), s. 250-255 ISSN 0166-4328 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA309/06/1231; GA ČR(CZ) GP309/03/P126; GA MŠk(CZ) 1M0517; GA MŠk(CZ) LC554 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50110509 Keywords : spatial memory * cognition * dopamine Subject RIV: FH - Neurology Impact factor: 2.591, year: 2006

  19. Mitochondria and lifespan extension in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: the longevity mutations sch9Δ and rei1Δ contribute to mitochondrial DNA stability

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    Quartararo, Jade

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    L’invecchiamento cellulare e la progressione di patologie umane associate all’invecchiamento sono accompagnati da un progressivo declino della funzionalità mitocondriale, con riduzione dell’attività respiratoria, alterazioni morfologiche e accumulo di mutazioni sul DNA mitocondriale. I mitocondri sono coinvolti nella regolazione di diversi processi cellulari: oltre al loro ruolo nella produzione di ATP, i mitocondri partecipano alla trasduzione di svariati segnali intracellulari, avviano il p...

  20. The use of natural health products by paediatric patients in respite care.

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    Beringer, Audrey; Vaillancourt, Régis; Villarreal, Gilda; Vadeboncoeur, Christina

    2015-01-01

    To determine the use and potential interactions of natural health products (NHPs) with conventional medications in children with life-limiting illnesses. The present study was a retrospective medical record review of palliative care patients acids and essential fatty acids; 34 (32.1%) used everyday consumer products; 12 (11.3%) used herb or plant-based remedies; and one (0.9%) used homeopathic remedies. Thirty-nine potential NHP-medication and 10 potential NHP-NHP interactions were identified. A considerable number of patients (n=54) used at least one medication and NHP, or two NHPs with potential interactions. The most common type of interaction was pharmacokinetic: decreasing blood concentrations of the medication, NHP or both (43.9% of NHP users); and enhancing the blood concentration of an NHP for NHP-NHP interactions (22% of NHP users). A high proportion of patients in respite care use NHPs. Most used NHPs and medications that have potential interactions, although there were no adverse clinical manifestations in the present study. It is important to educate health care professionals about NHPs, the evidence available and lack thereof. This could reduce the most serious interactions and improve the alliance between parents and health care providers to balance the potential risks and benefits of NHPs.

  1. Microscale modelling of ambient air concentrations resulting from the increased combustion of biomass firing systems within the 1{sup st} Ordinance for the Implementation of the Federal Immission Control Act (1. BImSchV); Modellrechnungen zu den Immissionsbelastungen bei einer verstaerkten Verfeuerung von Biomasse in Feuerungsanlagen der 1. BImSchV

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    Baumbach, Guenter; Struschka, Michael; Juschka, Winfried; Carrasco, Maria; Ang, Keng Been; Hu, Lupin [Stuttgart Univ. (DE). Inst. fuer Verfahrenstechnik und Dampfkesselwesen (IVD); Baechlin, Wolfgang; Soergel, Christine [Ingenieurbuero Lohmeyer GmbH und Co. KG, Karlsruhe (Germany)

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    By means of a detailed emissions modelling with subsequent highly resolved ambient air pollutant dispersion modelling an assessment method has been developed. This method is a tool for city planners to assess the effects of an increased usage of biomass in heating firings on the air quality situation in different residential areas. Emission simulations have been carried out for the combustion of wood pellets, log wood, wood chips and grain residues as well as for natural gas and heating oil. The emissions depend on the ambient temperature, the building and user specific heat demand and on the operation conditions of the firing. For the operation conditions different emission factors have been set for nominal and partial load as well as for unsteady conditions like boiler start or for shutdown of the firing. The following firings have been considered for burning the above mentioned fuels: Central heating boilers, decentralised heating networks with pellet and wood chip boilers, single stoves for additional heating and grain residue furnaces. Dependent on the ambient temperature for different regions of Germany and for a reference year of the Deutsche Wetterdienst annual emission time series with 1h resolution have been calculated for the different firing fuel combinations. Using these modelled emission data dispersion modelling was carried out for different meteorological and building specific frame conditions. A rural and an urban model area have been investigated. The emissions time series which were calculated for the individual buildings with 1h time resolution were spatially allocated and each single chimney was simulated as point source. For modelling the flow field coined by the building structure the flow model MISKAM has been applied. For dispersion simulation the model AUSTAL2000 has been used. Simulations have been carried out with three different wind and dispersion class distributions typical for many regions of Germany. A further parameter variation considered different stack heights for the flue gas releases. The modelling results have been validated by three months air quality and meteorological measurements in and in the background of a residential village. Finally the results of the simulations have been prepared in such a way that under given frame conditions (size of the residential area, heating structure, meteorological conditions) the ambient pollutant concentrations can generally be forecasted for different regions of Germany. (orig.)

  2. Avaliação de modelos matemáticos na descrição das curvas de secagem por convecção de Pectis brevipedunculata (Gardner Sch. Bip. Assessment of mathematical models for the description of Pectis brevipedunculata (Gardner Sch. Bip. convective drying curves

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    M.T.R. Oliveira

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de selecionar, dentre cinco modelos matemáticos, aquele que melhor descreve as curvas experimentais de secagem da parte aérea de P. brevipedunculata. Os testes foram realizados em protótipo de secador de leito fixo, em camada delgada, a 30, 40 e 50°C, com fluxo mássico de ar seco de 0,27 e 0,54 kg s-1 m-2. O grau de ajuste dos modelos foi avaliado por meio do coeficiente de determinação, da raiz do erro quadrático médio, do erro percentual absoluto médio, do chi-quadrado reduzido, pela análise de dispersão de resíduos, e considerando o princípio da parcimônia. O modelo exponencial simples de três parâmetros foi o que melhor representou as curvas experimentais de secagem podendo ser utilizado com segurança na simulação do processo em camada espessa. Embora o modelo de Lewis não tenha sido capaz de descrever as curvas de secagem com grau de acurácia satisfatório, observou-se que a relação funcional entre a constante de secagem k e a temperatura, pode ser representada pela equação de Arrhenius.The aim of this study was to select, among five mathematical models, the one that best describes the experimental drying curves of the shoot of P. brevipedunculata. Tests were conducted in a thin-layer prototype laboratory drier, at 30, 40 and 50°C, employing a dry air mass flow rate of 0.274 and 0.542 kg s-1 m-2. The goodness of fit of the models was assessed based on correlation coefficient, root mean square error, mean absolute percentage error, reduced chi-squared, residual plot analysis, and taking into account the principle of parsimony. The model that best described the experimental drying curves was the simple-exponential, three-parameter model, which can be safely used to simulate the deep-bed process. Although the Lewis model was found not to produce accurate predictions of the drying curves, an Arrhenius-type equation represents the relationship between the drying constant k and the temperature.

  3. Do Schüler-Zeitung ao O Ateneu: marcas da cultura escolar nas páginas dos periódicos (São Leopoldo/RS, 1964-1973 - the Schüler-Zeitung ao The Athenaeum: marks school of culture on pages of periodicals (São Leopoldo/RS, 1964-1973

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    Luciane Sgarbi Santos Grazziotin

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho investiga o periódico O Ateneu, produzido pelos alunos de uma escola de São Leopoldo/RS, entre os anos de 1937 e 1973. O recorte escolhido foi as décadas de 1964 a 1973. A investigação de propôs a analisar os discursos referentes ao contexto da ditadura militar no Brasil. O Ateneu é tomado como um elemento da cultura material escolar que representa a possibilidade de tangenciar alguns aspectos referentes à cultura escolar de uma instituição de confissão luterana, representativa da Região do Vale do Rio dos Sinos. Observa-se que O Ateneu foi um espaço de afirmação e construções identitárias de um grupo de jovens estudantes secundaristas. Quanto aos discursos relativos ao regime ditatorial, percebe-se que as manifestações presentes no periódico aparecem, em sua maioria, de forma velada. No entanto, também é possível entender que os estudantes preocupavam-se com as questões sociais e políticas do país, pois, no ano de 1963, há registros de que nessa escola formou-se o Departamento de Estudos Políticos e Sociais Brasileiros - DEPSB - como órgão do Grêmio Estudantil. Nos registros do caderno de atas do DEPSB não só alunos, mas também um professor se reuniam normalmente no turno da noite para debater o que eles registraram como sendo temas atuais da política brasileira e internacional.Palavras-chave: cultura escolar, periódicos estudantis, memória, ditadura militar. THE SCHÜLER-ZEITUNG AO THE ATHENAEUM: MARKS SCHOOL OF CULTURE ON PAGES OF PERIODICALS (SÃO LEOPOLDO/RS, 1964-1973AbstractThe work investigates the journalTheAthenaeum, produced bystudents of a schooling São Leopoldo/RS, between the years1937 and1973.The clippingwashosent the decades from 1964 to 1973. Theresearchproposed to analyze thediscourses presentrelated to the contextof the military dictatorship in Brazil. TheAthenaeumis taken as an elementofmaterial cultureschoolthat represents thetangentpossibility ofsome aspects of the school cultureofLutheranconfessionrepresentative ofVale doRiodos Sinos. Observe that The Athenaeumwasaspaceof affirmation andidentity constructionsofa group of young high school students. As for speechesconcerning the dictatorial regime, it is observed thatthepresentmanifestationsappearing the journal, mostlycovertly. However, it isalsopossible to understand through research,that studentswere concerned with the social and political issues of the country because, in 1963,there are records ofthis schoolthatgraduated from theDepartment of Political and Social StudiesBrazilians- DEPSB -as an organ ofstudentguild. In the recordsof theminutesof the tenderDEPSB, not onlystudentsbut alsoa teacherusuallymeton the night shiftto discusswhatthey recordedascurrent issuesofinternationalandbrazilian politics.Key-words: cultureschool, journal student, memory, military dictatorship. EL SCHÜLER-ZEITUNG AO EL ATENEO, MARCASDE LA CULTURA DE LA ESCUELA EN LAS PÁGINAS DE PUBLICACIONES PERIÓDICAS (SÃO LEOPOLDO/RS, 1964-1973ResumenEl trabajoinvestiga larevista El Ateneo,elaborado por estudiantes de una escuela en São Leopoldo/RS, entre los años 1937y 1973. El recorte fue elegido paralas décadas 1964 a 1973. La investigación sepropone analizarlos discursos relacionados con el contextode la dictaduramilitar en Brasil. El Ateneo se toma comoun elemento de la cultura material escolar que representa la posibilidad tangente de algunos aspectos dela cultura escolarde una institución de Confesión Luterana representante de Vale do Rio dos Sinos. Observe que El Ateneo era un espacio deconstrucción y afirmación de la identidad de un grupo de jóvenes estudiantes de secundaria. En cuanto alos discursos sobre régimen dictatorial, se observa que las manifestaciones actuales aparecenen la revista, en su mayoría clandestinamente. Sin embargo, también es posible entender que los estudiantes estaban preocupados porlos problemas sociales y políticos del país, ya que, en 1963, existen registros de esta escuela que se graduó en el Departamento de Estudios Brasileños Políticas y Sociales - DEPSB - como órgano del Sindicato de Estudiantes. En los registros delas actas de la DEPSB licitación, no sólo a estudiantes sino también un maestro por lo general se reunieron en el turno de noche para discutir lo que registra como temas de actualidad de la política internacionaly brasileña.Palabras-clave: cultura escolar,gaceta de estudiantes, memoria, régimendictatorial.  DE SCHÜLER-ZEITUNG À O ATENEU: MARQUES DE LA CULTURE SCOLAIRE DANS LES PAGES DU PERIODIQUE (SÃO LEOPOLDO/RS, 1964-1973RésumeLa recherche explore le périodique L'Athénée, realisé par des élèves d’une école de São Leopoldo/RS pendant les anées de 1937 et 1973. Le periode choisi a été dans les décades de 1964 à 1973. La recherche analyse les discours qui se repportent au contexte de la dictature militaire au Brèsil.  L'Athénée est consideré comme un élément da la culture scolaire de l’école qui represente la possibilité d’observer les aspects relatifs à la culture scolaire d’une école lutherienne au Vale do Rio dos Sinos.On observe que L'Athénée a été un espace  de construction de l’identité d’un groupe de  jeunes étudiants du secondaire. Dans le qui concerne au régime de la dictature de cette époque-lá, on observe que les manifestations sont discrètes. Pourtant, est aussi possible de comprendre par la recherche que les étudiants ont étaient interessés par les questions sociales et politiques du pays, ainsi que, en 1963, dans cette école, il y avait la fondation du  Departamento de Estudos Políticos e Brasileiros - DEPSB -, comme un departement du Grêmio Estudantil. Dans les enregistrements du DEPSB, non seulement les étudiantes mais aussi un einseignant, habituellement se rencontraient dans le period de la nuit pour discuter ce qu’ils ont enregistré comme thémes d’actualité de la politique brèsilienne et international.Mots-clé: culture scolaire,periodiques  des étudiants, mémoire, dictature militaire. 

  4. Innovation, instrumentation technologique de l’apprentissage des langues : des schèmes d’action aux modèles de pratiques émergentes Innovation, instrumentation technologique de l’apprentissage des langues : des schèmes d’action aux modèles de pratiques émergentes

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    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Il est admis que les établissements secondaires français sont maintenant bien équipés en matériel informatique. Pour autant, les usages réguliers, inscrits dans la durée, ne semblent pas être le fait de nombreux collèges et lycées. Ce phénomène général de lente intégration des technologies de l’information et de la communication dans les pratiques pédagogiques peut surprendre en langues, dans la mesure où l’on a affaire à une discipline instrumentée depuis longtemps. À partir de ce constat, nous analyserons les processus d’instrumentation de l’enseignement-apprentissage des langues sous l’angle diachronique, sous celui de l’innovation (en croisant la dimension technique et celle de l’innovation en éducation et en formation, avant de rendre compte de la réalité des pratiques qui s’installent durablement dans les établissements scolaires. Nous verrons quels paramètres facilitent le passage de l’introduction d’un objet technique à l’innovation pédagogique. Nous dégagerons, d’usages observés ou d’usages décrits par les enseignants, des modèles de l’action construits sur quelques constantes, révélatrices de conceptions et de croyances en matière de théories de l’apprentissage des langues en contexte scolaire institutionnel. Les établissements retenus ont tous participé à une recherche-action qui a pris fin, il y a trois ans et qui a fait l’objet d’un suivi depuis.The retained schools have all taken part into a research-action exercise that ended up three years ago; its follow-up has been carried on since.

  5. An innovative model for regulating supplement products: Natural health products in Canada

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    Nestmann, Earle R.; Harwood, Melody; Martyres, Stephanie

    2006-01-01

    On 1 January 2004, Health Canada officially added a new term to the global list of synonyms for dietary supplements: natural health products (NHP). Developed with the intent of providing Canadian consumers with ready access to NHP that are safe, effective, and of high quality, the Natural Health Products Regulations (the NHP regulations) are applicable to the sale, manufacture, packaging, labelling, importation, distribution, and storage of NHP, and are administered by the recently formed Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) within Health Canada. This paper provides an overview of the process for regulating supplement products in Canada

  6. 49 CFR Schedule G to Subpart B of... - Selected Statistical Data

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    ..., L. 12, col. (b) 26Total passenger revenue Sch. 9002, L. 16, col. (b) 27Passenger-miles per bus mile... PROCEEDINGS Intercity Bus Industry Pt. 1139, Subpt. B, Sch. G Schedule G to Subpart B of Part 1139—Selected.... (b) 2Special bus revenue Sch. 2998, L. 2, col. (b) 3Express revenue Sch. 2998, L. 5, col. (b) 4Total...

  7. Aspects relating to the efficiency of building a nuclear thermal power plant for demonstration purpose at ICN Pitesti, Romania

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    Constantin, L.; Ciocanescu, M.; Ionescu, M.; Preda, M.

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    The paper presents a comparative technical and economical study between a Nuclear Heating Plant (NHP) and a Heats Plant (HP) for Mioveni City placement. We present the technical features of TRIGA reactor concept for NHP, technical characteristics, the system solutions for prototype implementation, the main aspects of the economical and financial efficiency and conclusions. (author)

  8. Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of neohesperidin derived from Citrus aurantium L. in diabetic KK-A(y) mice.

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    Jia, Sheng; Hu, Ying; Zhang, Wenna; Zhao, Xiaoyong; Chen, Yanhong; Sun, Chongde; Li, Xian; Chen, Kunsong

    2015-03-01

    The present study is to investigate the possible hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of neohesperidin (NHP) derived from Citrus aurantium L. in vivo. KK-A(y) mice were used as the diabetic experimental model, whereas C57BL/6 mice were used as normal control for a 6-week study. Treatment of NHP significantly decreased fasting glucose, serum glucose, and glycosylated serum protein (GSP) in KK-A(y) mice. It significantly elevated oral glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and decreased insulin resistance in the diabetic mice. In addition, NHP significantly decreased serum triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TCH), leptin level, and liver index in the KK-A(y) mice. NHP also inhibited lipid accumulation in the liver and decreased the size of epididymal adipocyte in the KK-A(y) mice. Gene expression of stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD-1) and fatty acid synthase (FAS) were significantly inhibited, whereas the expression of acyl-CoA oxidase (ACOX) was significantly induced by NHP treatment in the liver of KK-A(y) mice. In addition, elevated level of phosphorylation of hepatic AMPK was observed in NHP-treated mice. Therefore, the activation of the AMPK pathway and regulation of its target genes, including SCD-1, FAS, and ACOX, may play important roles in the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of NHP in vivo, and NHP may have great potential in the prevention of diabetes and its complications.

  9. Sprint and jump performance in elite male soccer players following a 10-week Nordic Hamstring exercise Protocol

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    Krommes, K; Petersen, J; Nielsen, M B

    2017-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The preseason Nordic Hamstring Protocol (NHP) reduces hamstring strain injuries in football players. Despite persisting injury rates, elite clubs are reluctant to apply the NHP often over concerns of negative impacts on performance. This pilot study investigated if sprint or jump...

  10. Nonhuman primate dermatology: a literature review

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    Bernstein, Joseph A.; Didier, Peter J.

    2015-01-01

    In general, veterinary dermatologists do not have extensive clinical experience of nonhuman primate (NHP) dermatoses. The bulk of the published literature does not provide an organized evidence-based approach to the NHP dermatologic case. The veterinary dermatologist is left to extract information from both human and veterinary dermatology, an approach that can be problematic as it forces the clinician to make diagnostic and therapeutic decisions based on two very disparate bodies of literature. A more cohesive approach to NHP dermatology – without relying on assumptions that NHP pathology most commonly behaves similarly to other veterinary and human disease – is required. This review of the dermatology of NHP species includes discussions of primary dermatoses, as well as diseases where dermatologic signs represent a significant secondary component, provides a first step towards encouraging the veterinary community to study and report the dermatologic diseases of nonhuman primates. PMID:19490576

  11. Evaluation of the nutritional quality of Chaetoceros muelleri Schütt (Chaetocerotales: Chaetocerotaceae and Isochrysis sp. (Isochrysidales: isochrysidaceae grown outdoors for the larval development of Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931 (Decapoda: Penaeidae

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    Rodríguez Erika O.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The biomass, proximal composition and fatty acid profile of Isochrysis sp., Chaetoceros muelleri and their mixture, grown under greenhouse conditions, were evaluated. The nutritional value of both species supplied as the monoalgal (Chaetoceros muelleri: Diet I, and Isochrysis sp. Diet II and mixed diet (Diet III for larval Litopenaeus vannamei was also assessed on the basis of the development and biochemical composition of the larvae. The highest protein levels were obtained in Diets I and II (40% and 35%, respectively. No significant differences in larval survival were found among the diets; however, larvae fed on Diet II had the lowest mean larval length.

  12. Õiguspärane ja õigusvastane piinamine ius commune kriminaalprotsessis / Peter Oestmann ; tõlkinud Astri Schönfelder, tõlget konsulteeris Marju Luts-Sootak

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    Oestmann, Peter

    2012-01-01

    Piinamise õigusajaloolisest käsitlusest 16. sajandist alates. Piinamise normatiivse reguleerimise kolmest astmest. Artikkel põhineb autori saksakeelsel ettekandel "Rechtmäβige und rechtswidrige Folter im gemeinen Strafprozeβ" Tartus 27. veebruaril 2009

  13. Assessment of existing and produced substances according to Annex II of the 12th Federal Emission Control Ordinance (BImSchV) for installations for the burning of fine ceramics

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    Goessl, M.; Mair, K.

    1990-01-01

    Substances in the installations for burning fine ceramics, using natural gas or light fuel oil, and substances produced during disturbed operations, e.g. during a fire in a storage facility for light fuel oil, obviously do not present a general hazard. During storage of the fuels butane and propane, quantity level A is always, and quantity level B as a rule not reached. A general hazard within the meaning of the Accident Ordinance thus cannot be excluded in principle. (orig.) [de

  14. Por un cambio de actitud en los estudiantes de contaduría pública – reflexión a partir de la sociofenomenología de Alfred Schütz

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    Cuenú-Cabezas, Jairo Emiro; Universidad del Valle

    2011-01-01

    Gran parte de los estudiantes iniciados en losprogramas académicos de Contaduría Pública han tenidouna serie de vivencias sobre la contabilidad y la profesiónde la Contaduría Pública, con las cuales construyen realidad,tanto de la Contabilidad como de la profesión. Estasexperiencias enriquecen sus acervos de conocimiento, peroal mismo tiempo les generan impedimentos para construirun conocimiento riguroso. Partiendo de una perspectivafenomenológica, en particular desde la sociología fenomenoló...

  15. Systematic study on the radiation exposure of flora and fauna in case of compliance with the dose limits of the StrlSchV (radiation protection regulation) for men. Final report

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    Kueppers, Christian; Ustohalova, Veronika; Ulanovsky, Alexander

    2012-01-01

    Dose limits for members of the public exposed to the discharge of radioactive substances into the air or water bodies are defined in the German Radiation Protection Ordinance. This study tested whether non-human species are protected within the human dose limits for all 750 radionuclides as compared to a set of reference biota. External and, where possible, internal doses were calculated for the reference biota. In addition new exposure pathways such as submersion and inhalation (for rat and deer) were incorporated. The upper limit as ordered for adequate biota protection is 10 μGy/h. This study found that radionuclide discharges into the air never exceeded the reference dose rate limit. However, violations were detected for discharges of some very short-lived radionuclides into freshwater or seawater, if the maximum water contamination is assumed. Protection of non-human species is guaranteed for more realistic emission and immission situations. This means that damage to populations living in small water volumes cannot be excluded solely on the basis of regulations for the human dose limit. Therefore, it is necessary to judge the individual case in very unfavourable immission situations. (orig.)

  16. A randomized, phase II study of the anti-insulin-like growth factor receptor type 1 (IGF-1R) monoclonal antibody robatumumab (SCH 717454) in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

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    Lin, Edward H; Lenz, Heinz-Josef; Saleh, Mansoor N; Mackenzie, Mary J; Knost, James A; Pathiraja, Kumudu; Langdon, Ronald B; Yao, Siu-Long; Lu, Brian D

    2014-01-01

    Overexpression of insulin-like growth factor receptor type 1 (IGF-1R) may promote tumor development and progression in some cancer patients. Our objective was to assess tumor uptake of fluorodeoxyglucose by positron-emission tomography in patients with chemotherapy-refractory colorectal cancer treated with an anti-insulin-like growth factor receptor type 1 (anti-IGF-1R) monoclonal antibody, robatumumab. This was a randomized, open-label study with two periods (P1 and P2). Patients were randomized 3:1 into treatment arms R/R and C/R that received, respectively, one cycle of 0.3 mg/kg robatumumab or one or more cycles of second-line chemotherapy in P1, followed in either case by 10 mg/kg robatumumab biweekly in P2. The primary measure of fluorodeoxyglucose uptake was maximum standardized uptake value (SUV max ). The primary endpoint was the proportion of patients in the R/R arm having a mean percent decrease from baseline in SUV max (DiSUV) greater than 20% 12–14 days postdose in P2. Secondary endpoints included Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST)-defined tumor response and pharmacodynamic measures of target engagement. Among 41 patients who were evaluable for the primary endpoint, seven (17%, 95% CI 7%–32%) had DiSUV greater than 20%. Fifty robatumumab-treated patients were evaluable for RECIST-defined tumor response and six (12%) had stable disease lasting greater than or equal to 7 weeks in P2. Pharmacodynamic endpoints indicated target engagement after dosing with 10 mg/kg robatumumab, but not 0.3 mg/kg. The most frequently reported adverse events were fatigue/asthenia, nausea, anorexia, and gastrointestinal disturbances. In this study, few patients with chemotherapy-refractory colorectal cancer appeared to benefit from treatment with the IGF-1R antagonist robatumumab

  17. Être tenu par son erreur : les conséquences du fait de se tromper Remaining Caught up in Error: The Consequences of Being Wrong. An Example Based on Schütz’s Don Quixote

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    Nicolas Marquis

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Peut-on sortir indemne de ses erreurs ? En empruntant une voie dessinée par les recherches récentes relatives au fait de se tromper qui se démarquent d’une appréhension purement cognitiviste, cet article vise à explorer ce que fait l’erreur à la personne qui la commet. L’hypothèse qui est développée à la suite de Wittgenstein est que chaque acte, chaque contenu cognitif qui se verra qualifié d’erreur “tient” la personne, et risque de porter à conséquence sur la manière dont l’auteur de l’erreur pourra s’engager dans le monde. Il est ainsi possible de proposer une classification des erreurs en fonction du réarrangement qu’elles impliquent dans le système de ce que la personne sait, croit, vit. Afin d’approfondir cette hypothèse, l’article s’appuie sur le fameux texte d’A. Schutz intitulé Don Quichotte et le problème de la réalité. Le phénoménologue y analyse la manière dont le héros fantasque de Cervantès, figure extrême de ce que nous sommes au quotidien, s’arrange un temps pour continuer à vivre dans son sous-univers de chevalerie grâce à un environnement bienveillant, mais aussi comment le chevalier auto-proclamé sera inéluctablement amené à qualifier d’erreur l’ensemble de ce qu’il sait, croit ou vit lorsque le monde qui l’entoure se fera confrontant.Can we emerge unscathed from our errors ? In taking a path sketched out in recent research on the fact of being wrong that distances itself from a purely cognitivist understanding, this article seeks to explore what an error does to the person who makes it. The hypothesis that is developed, following Wittgenstein, is that every act, every cognitive content that ends up being described as error has “a hold” on the person and risks having consequences on the way the error’s author will be able to involve him/herself in the world. Hence it is possible to propose a classification of errors according to the rearrangement which they imply in the system of what the person knows, believes and lives. In further investigating this hypothesis, the article relies on A. Schutz’s celebrated text entitled Don Quixote and the Problem of Reality (Don Quichotte et le problème de la réalité. Therein the phenomenologist analyses how Cervantes’ fanciful hero, an extreme figure compared to our everyday selves, arranges things so as to go on living in his sub-universe of chivalry thanks to a benevolent environment, but also how the self-proclaimed knight is inescapably brought around to describing everything he knows, believes or lives as erroneous - once the world around him becomes confrontational.

  18. Review: Dorothée Ninck Gbeassor, Heidi Schär Sall, David Signer, Daniel Stutz & Elena Wertli (1999). Überlebenskunst in Übergangswelten: ethnopsychologische Betreuung von Asylsuchenden

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    Das vorliegende Buch ist das erste von bisher zwei erschienenen Büchern des Ethnologisch-Psychologischen Zentrums in Zürich. In der Einrichtung der Asyl-Organisation für den Kanton Zürich finden Asylsuchende in schweren Krisen stationäre oder ambulante Betreuung. Die Flüchtlinge, die hierher kommen, sind dem Krieg, der Folter und/oder dem Gefängnis in der einstigen Heimat physisch entkommen. Die Migration und allmähliche Ankunft im kulturell und sozial Neuen stellt für sie jedoch eine Überfor...

  19. General administrative regulation relating to the Integrated Monitoring and Information System (IMIS) and its application in compliance with the Preventive Radiation Protection Act (StrlSchVG), (AVV-IMIS). As of 27 September 1995

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    This general administrative regulation applies to the measuring, communication, compilation, processing, and documentation of data recorded within the IMIS system for the purpose of environmental radioactivity monitoring. (orig./HP) [de

  20. Stigma macht vulnerabel, gute Beziehungen schützen: sexueller Missbrauch in den Entwicklungsverläufen von jugendlichen Mädchen in der stationären Jugendhilfe

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    Helfferich, Cornelia; Kavemann, Barbara; Kindler, Heinz; Schürmann-Ebenfeld, Silvia; Nagel, Bianca

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    "Stigmatisierende Reaktionen des Umfelds auf sexuellen Missbrauch erhöhen die Vulnerabilität für erneute sexuelle Übergriffe. Dies wird für die spezielle Gruppe weiblicher Jugendlicher mit einer Vorgeschichte sowohl sexuellen Missbrauchs als auch einer Inobhutnahme gezeigt. Es wird ausgeführt, wie sich Stigmatisierungen aufgrund der Opfererfahrung und solche aufgrund sozialer Lebensumstände gegenseitig verstärken. Die biografische Dynamik von verfestigten 'Stigma-Karrieren' ('Persistance') bz...

  1. Simultaneous determination of sesquiterpenes and pyrrolizidine alkaloids from the rhizomes of petasites hybridus (L.) G.M. et Sch. and dietary supplements using UPLC-UV and LC-TOF methods

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    Common Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) is a herbaceous perennial plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe and northern Asia. Petasites hybridus exists in two chemo-varieties: those containing petasins and those with furano-petasins which have been reported to be effective in reducing the occ...

  2. Altruïstisch ambtenaar of heroïsch genie? Het gepropageerde beeld van provinciale en academische directeurs van bacteriologische laboratoria in België (ca. 1900-1940

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Altruistic public servant or heroic genius? The propagated image of provincial and academic directors of bacteriological laboratories in Belgium (ca. 1900-1940 At the end of the nineteenth century provincial bacteriological institutes were established in Belgium – in Liège, Mons, Namur and Brussels – in order to combat epidemics, to promote preventive medicine and to pursue the successful research of Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch. Similar laboratories existed at the universities of Ghent, Louvain and Brussels. The image building played an important role for both kinds of institutes, as bacteriology in pioneering phase had to be publicly confirmed as a new, valuable discipline. However, the directors of provincial and academic institutes – with the same academic training though – were awarded with different qualities at their jubilees, fitting with the purposes and the self-image of their respective institutions, either provincial authorities or universities. The image of academic directors was guided by academic decorum: Emile van Ermengem, Edmond Destrée and Joseph Denys were represented as savants, solely devoted to pure science and paternally educating young researchers, notwithstanding the fact that their laboratories had humanitarian merits as well. On the other hand, the discourse on the first provincial directors – Ernest Malvoz, Martin Herman, Achille Haibe – emphasized their altruistic commitment and their solid work for the provincial government. Jules Bordet, internationally rewarded scientist, professor and provincial director of the Pasteur Institute in Brussels, was celebrated with both sorts of discourses.

  3. Piscinoodinium pillulare (Schäperclaus, 1954 Lom, 1981 (Dinoflagellida infection in cultivated freshwater fish from the Northeast region of São Paulo State, Brazil: parasitological and pathological aspects

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    Full Text Available The Aquaculture Center of Unesp, Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil, received fishes for diagnosis from fish farmers reporting fish crowding at pond edges and in water inlets. Fifty-three out of 194 cases showed round to oval, immobile whitish structures, measuring up to 162 mm diameter, identified as the dinoflagellate Piscinoodinium pillulare. In 34 diagnosed cases the parasites were present in the gills, in 2 on body surface, and 9 in both. Thirty-one out of 53 were tambacu hybrids hosts; 7, Piaractus mesopotamicus; 6, Colossoma macropomum; 5, Leporinus macrocephalus; 3, Oreochromis niloticus; and 1, Prochilodus lineatus. Fish showed increased mucous production on body surface and gills, while ecchymosis in the caudal peduncle and operculum was present. The gills also showed paleness, congestion, and petechiae. Histopathology presented a great number of trophonts situated between secondary lamellae, fixed to or detached from the epithelium. Primary lamellae presented interstitial hemorrhages, severe hyperplasia of the epithelium, goblet cells, and mononuclear infiltrates. The present work is the first report of P. pillulare in Brazil and emphasizes the importance of this dinoflagellate which caused significant economic losses from 1995 through 1997.

  4. Assessment of the antimicrobial, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of the wild edible mushroom Agaricus lanipes (F.H. Møller & Jul. Schäff.) Hlaváček.

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    Kaygusuz, Oğuzhan; Kaygusuz, Meruyert; Dodurga, Yavuz; Seçme, Mücahit; Herken, Emine Nur; Gezer, Kutret

    2017-02-01

    The present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of the wild edible mushroom Agaricus lanipes, and also to investigate its cytotoxicity and potential and possible apoptotic effect against the A549 lung cancer cell line in in vitro conditions. Total antioxidant capacity, total phenolic content, total oxidant status, total antioxidant status, lipid hydroperoxides, and total free -SH levels of A. lanipes were found to be 4.55 mg T/g, 14.6 mg GA equivalent/g, 3.10 mg H 2 O 2 equivalent/g, 2.25 mg H 2 O 2 equivalent/g, and 1.90 µmol/g, respectively. The methanolic extract of A. lanipes had relatively strong antimicrobial activity against seven tested microorganism strains. It also had high anti-proliferative potency and strong pro-apoptotic effects, and this mushroom used as a daily nutrient could be a source for new drug developments and treatment in cancer therapies, and could be a guide for studies in this area.

  5. Partizipative medienpädagogische Aktionsforschung. Methodologische Überlegungen anlässlich einer Untersuchung der Medienkompetenz von und durch SchülerInnen an Neuen Mittelschulen in Wien aus Sicht des Theorie-Praxis-Problems.

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    Christian Swertz

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Für die Medienpädagogik ist wie für jede Pädagogik das Theorie-Praxis-Problem relevant. Im Beitrag wird partizipative Aktionsforschung als Methode zur Gestaltung von Theorie-Praxis-Korrelationen untersucht. Dazu wird zunächst das Theorie-Praxis-Problem als Relation der Korrelationen zwischen Theorie und Praxis in Forschungs- und Unterrichtsmethoden bestimmt. Anschließend wird durch Interpretationen von Theorien zur partizipativen Aktionsforschung und von Daten aus einem Projekt untersucht, ob die Relation von Forschung und Unterricht so gestaltet werden kann, dass zu souveränen Akten in solidarisch-libertären Gemeinschaften aufgefordert wird. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass dies möglich und die Methode also medienpädagogisch relevant ist. As for any education, the theory-practice transformation problem is relevant for media education. In this paper, participatory action research is investigated as a method to design the correlation of theory and practice. To do so, the theory-practice problem is understood as the relation of the correlations between theory and practice in research and teaching methods. Subsequently, it is researched if the relation of research and teaching can be designed to call for sovereign acts in solidary-libertarian communities. The research is conducted by interpreting participatory action research theories and project data. It is shown that it is possible to call for sovereign acts. Thus the suggested method can be considered as relevant for media education.

  6. Global mapping of protein phosphorylation events identifies Ste20, Sch9 and the cell-cycle regulatory kinases Cdc28/Pho85 as mediators of fatty acid starvation responses in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Pultz, Dennis; Bennetzen, Martin V; Rødkær, Steven Vestergaard

    2012-01-01

    Synthesis, degradation, and metabolism of fatty acids are strictly coordinated to meet the nutritional and energetic needs of cells and organisms. In the absence of exogenous fatty acids, proliferation and growth of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae depends on endogenous synthesis of fatty acids......, which is catalysed by fatty acid synthase. In the present study, we have used quantitative proteomics to examine the cellular response to inhibition of fatty acid synthesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We have identified approximately 2000 phosphorylation sites of which more than 400 have been...

  7. Possible radiological consequences of the clearance according paragraph 29 StrlSchV for the reuse of repository in the post-operative phase and the time after release from follow-up maintenance; Moegliche radiologische Folgen der Freigabe zur Beseitigung nach paragraph 29 StrlSchV bei der Nachnutzung einer Deponie in der Nachsorgephase und in der Zeit nach der Entlassung aus der Nachsorge

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    Kueppers, Christian; Claus, Manuel; Ustohalova, Veronika

    2016-11-15

    The report summarizes the regulations for the post-operative phase of a repository and the base- and surface sealing for the time after release form the follow-up maintenance. Possible radiation exposure due to the radioactive wastes released for disposal during and after the post-operative maintenance cover possible radiation exposures under faultless surface sealing and in case of deficient surface sealing systems.

  8. Subconjunctival hemorrhage after intravitreal injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor.

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    Yun, Cheolmin; Oh, Jaeryung; Hwang, Soon-Young; Kim, Seong-Woo; Huh, Kuhl

    2015-09-01

    To investigate the risk factors for subconjunctival hemorrhage (SCH) after intravitreal injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) and evaluate the relationship between hemodynamic status at the time of injection and SCH. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 598 cases of 173 patients who underwent intravitreal injection of ranibizumab whose hemodynamic status was monitored at the time of the injection. Cases with SCH after the injection were included in the SCH group. We compared systemic factors, including the hemodynamic status between the SCH group and the control group. The SCH group included 67 cases and the control group included 531 cases without SCH. Baseline hemodynamic status was not significantly related to development of SCH. However, systolic blood pressure (BP) at injection was a significant risk factors for SCH (P = 0.034). Elevated systolic BP, mean arterial pressure (MAP), and pulse rate from baseline to time of injection were significantly related to the development of SCH (P = 0.011, P = 0.014, P = 0.036, respectively). In multivariate analysis, hypertension, a large change in MAP, and a fewer previous injections were significant risk factors for SCH after intravitreal injection (P = 0.030, P = 0.032, P = 0.028, respectively). Hemodynamic risk factors exist for SCH after intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF. To reduce the risk of SCH, strategies should seek to decrease patient anxiety, especially in those with hypertension.

  9. Preclinical Testing of Antihuman CD28 Fab' Antibody in a Novel Nonhuman Primate Small Animal Rodent Model of Xenogenic Graft-Versus-Host Disease.

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    Hippen, Keli L; Watkins, Benjamin; Tkachev, Victor; Lemire, Amanda M; Lehnen, Charles; Riddle, Megan J; Singh, Karnail; Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Angela; Vanhove, Bernard; Tolar, Jakub; Kean, Leslie S; Blazar, Bruce R

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    Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a severe complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Current therapies to prevent alloreactive T cell activation largely cause generalized immunosuppression and may result in adverse drug, antileukemia and antipathogen responses. Recently, several immunomodulatory therapeutics have been developed that show efficacy in maintaining antileukemia responses while inhibiting GVHD in murine models. To analyze efficacy and better understand immunological tolerance, escape mechanisms, and side effects of clinical reagents, testing of species cross-reactive human agents in large animal GVHD models is critical. We have previously developed and refined a nonhuman primate (NHP) large animal GVHD model. However, this model is not readily amenable to semi-high throughput screening of candidate clinical reagents. Here, we report a novel, optimized NHP xenogeneic GVHD (xeno-GVHD) small animal model that recapitulates many aspects of NHP and human GVHD. This model was validated using a clinically available blocking, monovalent anti-CD28 antibody (FR104) whose effects in a human xeno-GVHD rodent model are known. Because human-reactive reagents may not be fully cross-reactive or effective in vivo on NHP immune cells, this NHP xeno-GVHD model provides immunological insights and direct testing on NHP-induced GVHD before committing to the intensive NHP studies that are being increasingly used for detailed evaluation of new immune therapeutic strategies before human trials.

  10. The Effect of Early Substitution of Subclinical Hypothyroidism on Biochemical Blood Parameters and the Quality of Life

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    Pandrc Milena S.

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH is defined as high TSH and normal thyroxine. Data on the effects of early substitution by levothyroxine on psychophysical health in SCH are still not consistent enough to support its introduction.

  11. Elementarteilchenphysik im Anfangsunterricht

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    AUTHOR|(CDS)2084439; Schmeling, Sascha; Hopf, Martin Richard

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    In einem umfangreichen physikdidaktisches Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekt wurde untersucht, wie Teilchenphysik an junge Schülerinnen und Schüler vermittelt werden kann. Im Beitrag werden die verwendeten Materialien sowie einzelne Forschungsergebnisse vorgestellt.

  12. Der gläserne Aschenbecher - oder - Zur Verallgemeinerung des Eulerschen Polyedersatzes

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    Gallin, P

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    Eine Diskussion unter Mathematikern im Lehrerzimmer einer Kantonsschule führt zusammen mit Beiträgen der Schülerinnen und Schüler unversehens zu topologischen Einsichten, die normalerweise im Gymnasium nicht zur Sprache kommen.

  13. Polyvinyl alcohol–cellulose composite: a taste sensing material

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    cellulose composite membrane was converted to phosphate ester by phosphorylation, phosphorus content of the membrane was estimated by Heraeus Schöniger Combustion Appa- ratus, Germany, following the method of Schöniger (1955).

  14. A novel Bayesian method for detection of APOBEC3-mediated hypermutation and its application to zoonotic transmission of simian foamy viruses.

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    Full Text Available Simian Foamy Virus (SFV can be transmitted from non-human primates (NHP to humans. However, there are no documented cases of human to human transmission, and significant differences exist between infection in NHP and human hosts. The mechanism for these between-host differences is not completely understood. In this paper we develop a new Bayesian approach to the detection of APOBEC3-mediated hypermutation, and use it to compare SFV sequences from human and NHP hosts living in close proximity in Bangladesh. We find that human APOBEC3G can induce genetic changes that may prevent SFV replication in infected humans in vivo.

  15. 49 CFR Schedule D to Subpart B of... - Schedule D to Subpart B of Part 1139

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    .... 2998, L. 40 10Tax on income from continuing operations Sch. 2998, L. 41 11Provision for deferred taxes.... 15 23Long-term debt due after 1 yr 1 Sch. 101, L. 24 24Owners' equity Sch. 101, L. 38 + L. 41 + L. 44—L. 45, col. (b) 25Owners' equity 1 Sch. 101, L. 38 + L. 41 + L. 44—L. 45 26Total intangible property...

  16. Repertory Grids als Methode zur Untersuchung von Schülervorstellungen im Bereich Computer und Internet

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    Pancratz, Nils

    2016-01-01

    In dieser Arbeit wird untersucht, inwieweit sich die Repertory Grid Methode zur Erhebung (bzw. zur Bestätigung bisheriger Ergebnisse von Untersuchungen) von Schülervorstellungen im Bereich Computer und Internet eignet. Dazu wird eine konkrete Repertory Grid Methode entwickelt und diese an einigen Schülerinnen und Schülern angewandt. Die Untersuchungen werden ausgewertet und mit bisherigen Ergebnissen verglichen. Abschließend wird die Eignung der Methode zur Untersuchung von Schülervorstellung...

  17. Endothelial Functioning and Hemodynamic Parameters in Rats with Subclinical Hypothyroid and the Effects of Thyroxine Replacement.

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    Full Text Available Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH and its associations with atherosclerosis (AS and cardiovascular disease remain controversial. The purpose of our study was to observe changes in endothelial functioning and hemodynamics in rats with SCH and to determine whether L-thyroxine (L-T4 administration affects these changes.In total, sixty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into the following three groups with 20 rats each: control euthyroid rats, SCH rats and SCH rats that had been treated with thyroxine (SCH+T4. The SCH rats were induced by administration of 10 mg x kg(-1 x d(-1 methimazole (MMI once daily by gavage for 3 months. The SCH+T4 rats were administered the same dose of MMI for three months in addition to 2 μg x kg(-1 x d(-1 L-T4 once daily by gavage after 45 days of MMI administration. The control rats received physiological saline via gavage.The SCH group had significantly higher thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH, total cholesterol (TC, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C, and endothelin (ET levels and a lower nitric oxide (NO level than the control and SCH+T4 groups. The tail and carotid artery blood pressures, left ventricular systolic pressure, heart rate and aorta ventralis blood flow were significantly lower in the SCH group than in the control and SCH+T4 groups. ACH treatment caused concentration-dependent relaxation, which was reduced in the SCH arteries compared with the control and SCH+T4 arteries. Histopathological examination revealed the absence of pathological changes in the SCH rat arteries.These findings demonstrate that L-T4 treatment ameliorates endothelial dysfunction and hemodynamic changes in SCH rats.

  18. Endothelial Functioning and Hemodynamic Parameters in Rats with Subclinical Hypothyroid and the Effects of Thyroxine Replacement

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    Liu, Jing; Guo, Qian; Tian, Limin

    2015-01-01

    Objective Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and its associations with atherosclerosis (AS) and cardiovascular disease remain controversial. The purpose of our study was to observe changes in endothelial functioning and hemodynamics in rats with SCH and to determine whether L-thyroxine (L-T4) administration affects these changes. Methods In total, sixty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into the following three groups with 20 rats each: control euthyroid rats, SCH rats and SCH rats that had been treated with thyroxine (SCH+T4). The SCH rats were induced by administration of 10 mg.kg-1.d-1 methimazole (MMI) once daily by gavage for 3 months. The SCH+T4 rats were administered the same dose of MMI for three months in addition to 2 μg.kg-1.d-1 L-T4 once daily by gavage after 45 days of MMI administration. The control rats received physiological saline via gavage. Results The SCH group had significantly higher thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and endothelin (ET) levels and a lower nitric oxide (NO) level than the control and SCH+T4 groups. The tail and carotid artery blood pressures, left ventricular systolic pressure, heart rate and aorta ventralis blood flow were significantly lower in the SCH group than in the control and SCH+T4 groups. ACH treatment caused concentration-dependent relaxation, which was reduced in the SCH arteries compared with the control and SCH+T4 arteries. Histopathological examination revealed the absence of pathological changes in the SCH rat arteries. Conclusions These findings demonstrate that L-T4 treatment ameliorates endothelial dysfunction and hemodynamic changes in SCH rats. PMID:26158620

  19. 15-00544_SI.doc

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    31P{1H} NMR spectrum [C5H4N(BH3)-CH2NHP(BH3)Ph2] of (1a). S3. 11B{1H} NMR spectrum of [C5H4N(BH3)-CH2NHP(BH3)Ph2] of (1a). S4. 13C{1H} NMR spectrum of [C5H4N(BH3)-CH2NHP(BH3)Ph2] (1a). S5. 1H{1H} NMR spectrum of [C5H4N(BH3)-CH2NHP(Se)Ph2] (2a). S6. 31P{1H} NMR spectrum of ...

  20. Prospects for genetically modified non-human primate models, including the common marmoset.

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    Sasaki, Erika

    2015-04-01

    Genetically modified mice have contributed much to studies in the life sciences. In some research fields, however, mouse models are insufficient for analyzing the molecular mechanisms of pathology or as disease models. Often, genetically modified non-human primate (NHP) models are desired, as they are more similar to human physiology, morphology, and anatomy. Recent progress in studies of the reproductive biology in NHPs has enabled the introduction of exogenous genes into NHP genomes or the alteration of endogenous NHP genes. This review summarizes recent progress in the production of genetically modified NHPs, including the common marmoset, and future perspectives for realizing genetically modified NHP models for use in life sciences research. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd and the Japan Neuroscience Society. All rights reserved.

  1. Superantigen-Induced Cytokine Release from Whole-Blood Cell Culture as a Functional Measure of Drug Efficacy after Oral Dosing in Nonhuman Primates

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    Krakauer, Teresa; Stephens, Julie; Buckley, Marilyn; Tate, Mallory

    2007-01-01

    ...) closely resemble humans. We examined the ex vivo cytokine response of superantigen-stimulated whole-blood cells as a first step to therapeutic efficacy testing for bacterial superantigen-induced shock in NHP after oral dosing of pentoxifylline...

  2. Spindle Cell Hemangioendothelioma of the Temporal Muscle Resected with Zygomatic Osteotomy: A Case Report of an Unusual Intramuscular Lesion Mimicking Sarcoma

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    Tomohiro Minagawa

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Spindle cell hemangioendothelioma (SCH was originally described by Weiss and Enzinger (1986 as a low-grade angiosarcoma resembling both cavernous hemangioma and Kaposi's sarcoma. Recent studies suggest that SCH is a benign neoplasm or reactive lesion accompanying a congenital or acquired vascular malformation. Most SCHs present as one or more nodules affecting the dermis or subcutis of the distal extremities. Few reports describe SCH of the head and neck region; even fewer note intramuscular SCH. Here, we describe a case of SCH involving the temporal muscle mimicking soft tissue sarcoma, who had a successful surgical treatment with a coronal approach and zygomatic osteotomy.

  3. Assessment of quality of life related to health in patients with fibromyalgia

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    Ana María Martín Nogueras

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To determine the impact that fibromyalgia (FM has on quality of life; to compare the quality of life of patients with fibromyalgia with the healthy Spanish population and to know the correlation and sensibility of two instruments of quality of life in FM. Method: A cross-sectional and observational study. Twenty-seven subjects joined in (25 women and 2 men with a mean age of 50.5 years (SD 7.9, belonging to the Salmantina Association ofFibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. The Spanish versions of the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP and the the Short-Form 36 (SF36 were used to study quality of life. Results: High scores were obtained in the “Energy”, “Pain”, “Sleep” and “Physical mobility” dimensions of the NHP and low scores in the “Physical problems”, “Pain”, “Vitality” and “General health perception” dimensions of the SF-36. Statistical significant differences were found in all dimensions comparing to the healthy Spanish population. The following dimensions were negatively statistically correlated: “Energy”(NHP-“Vitality” (SF-36; “Pain”(NHP- “Physical function”, “Pain and Vitality” (SF-36; “Physical mobility” (NHP-“Physical function and Physical problems” (SF-36; “Emotional reactions” (NHP- “Mental health”, “Emotional problems” and “General health” (SF-36. The SF-36 is more sensitive than the NHP to evaluate the deterioration of the fibromyalgia. Conclusions: The fibromyalgia produces a significant deterioration in quality of life that can be assessed by the dimensions of the NHP and the SF-36.

  4. 15-00544_SI.doc

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    2] (2). S9. FT-IR spectrum of [C5H4N(BH3)-CH2NHP(BH3)Ph2] (1a). S10. FT-IR spectrum of [C5H4N(BH3)-CH2NHP(Se)Ph2] (2a). (Color code carbon is grey, hydrogen is white, phosphorous is orange, nitrogen is blue, oxygen is red, lithium is ...

  5. Assessment of quality of life related to health in patients with fibromyalgia - doi:10.5020/18061230.2010.p199

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    Ana Maria Martín Nogueras

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To determine the impact that fibromyalgia (FM has on quality of life; to compare the quality of life of patients with fibromyalgia with the healthy Spanish population and to know the correlation and sensibility of two instruments of quality of life in FM. Method: A cross-sectional and observational study. Twenty-seven subjects joined in (25 women and 2 men with a mean age of 50.5 years (SD 7.9, belonging to the Salmantina Association of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. The Spanish versions of the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP and the the Short-Form 36 (SF36 were used to study quality of life. Results: High scores were obtained in the “Energy”, “Pain”, “Sleep” and “Physical mobility” dimensions of the NHP and low scores in the “Physical problems”, “Pain”, “Vitality” and “General health perception” dimensions of the SF-36. Statistical significant differences were found in all dimensions comparing to the healthy Spanish population. The following dimensions were negatively statistically correlated: “Energy”(NHP-“Vitality” (SF-36; “Pain”(NHP- “Physical function”, “Pain and Vitality” (SF-36; “Physical mobility” (NHP-“Physical function and Physical problems” (SF-36; “Emotional reactions” (NHP- “Mental health”, “Emotional problems” and “General health” (SF-36. The SF-36 is more sensitive than the NHP to evaluate the deterioration of the fibromyalgia. Conclusions: The fibromyalgia produces a significant deterioration in quality of life that can be assessed by the dimensions of the NHP and the SF-36.

  6. Schisandrin B protects against solar irradiation-induced oxidative injury in BJ human fibroblasts.

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    Chiu, Po Yee; Lam, Philip Y; Yan, Chung Wai; Ko, Kam Ming

    2011-06-01

    The effects of schisandrin B (Sch B) and its analogs on solar irradiation-induced oxidative injury were examined in BJ human fibroblasts. Sch B and schisandrin C (Sch C) increased cellular reduced glutathione (GSH) level and protected against solar irradiation-induced oxidative injury. The photoprotection was paralleled by decreases in the elastases-type protease activity and matrix-metalloproteinases-1 expression in solar-irradiated fibroblasts. The cytochrome P-450-mediated metabolism of Sch B or Sch C caused ROS production. The results suggest that by virtue of its pro-oxidant action and the subsequent glutathione antioxidant response, Sch B or Sch C may offer the prospect of preventing skin photo-aging. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. Run Clever - No difference in risk of injury when comparing progression in running volume and running intensity in recreational runners

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    Ramskov, Daniel; Rasmussen, Sten; Sørensen, Henrik

    2018-01-01

    participants received real-time, individualised feedback on running intensity and running volume. The primary outcome was running-related injury (RRI). Results: After preconditioning a total of 80 runners sustained an RRI (Sch-I n=36/Sch-V n=44). The cumulative incidence proportion (CIP) in Sch-V (reference......Background/aim: The Run Clever trial investigated if there was a difference in injury occurrence across two running schedules, focusing on progression in volume of running intensity (Sch-I) or in total running volume (Sch-V). It was hypothesised that 15% more runners with a focus on progression...... in volume of running intensity would sustain an injury compared with runners with a focus on progression in total running volume. Methods: Healthy recreational runners were included and randomly allocated to Sch-I or Sch-V. In the first eight weeks of the 24-week follow-up, all participants (n=839) followed...

  8. The debate on treating subclinical hypothyroidism.

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    Tng, Eng Loon

    2016-10-01

    Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) represents a mild or compensated form of primary hypothyroidism. The diagnosis of SCH is controversial, as its symptoms are non-specific and its biochemical diagnosis is arbitrary. The treatment of SCH was examined among non-pregnant adults, pregnant adults and children. In non-pregnant adults, treatment of SCH may prevent its progression to overt hypothyroidism, reduce the occurrence of coronary heart disease, and improve neuropsychiatric and musculoskeletal symptoms associated with hypothyroidism. These benefits are counteracted by cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric and musculoskeletal side effects. SCH is associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes that may improve with treatment. Treating SCH in children is safe and may improve growth. Importantly, the evidence in this field is largely from retrospective and prospective studies with design limitations, which precludes a conclusive recommendation for the treatment of SCH. Copyright: © Singapore Medical Association.

  9. Initial analysis of archived non-human primate frontal and rear impact data from the biodynamics data resource.

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    Olszko, Ardyn V; Beltran, Christine M; Vasquez, Kimberly B; McGhee, James S; Chancey, Valeta C; Yoganandan, Narayan; Pintar, Frank A; Baisden, Jamie L

    2018-02-28

    The research objective was to conduct an initial analysis of non-human primate (NHP) data from frontal and rear impact events archived in the Biodynamics Data Resource (BDR) records of the Naval Biodynamics Laboratory (NBDL). These rare data, collected between 1973 and 1989, will inform the safety community of upper-end tolerance limits of NHP and may be related to severe crash scenarios. Data from frontal and rear acceleration tests to 93 macaque NHP were examined. Each NHP was fully torso restrained, whereas the head-neck complex was unrestrained. Each NHP underwent between 1 and 21 total runs; 2 total runs was most common-a low-level run and then a high-level run. Following each impact exposure, the NHP was evaluated using a series of medical examinations. Now part of the legacy collection in the BDR, these evaluations were used to assess NHP exposures to be in one of 3 categories: noninjurious, injurious, or fatal. Using reported peak sled acceleration values, data were amenable to survival analysis statistical methodology to derive injury probability curves (IPCs). IPCs were derived for injury and fatality outcomes. Fatal injuries for both frontal and rear impacts were mostly at the cranio-vertebral junction. In addition to hemorrhage, fatal frontal and rear impact tests both produced predominantly atlanto-occipital dislocations, with and without spinal cord transection. After exclusions, IPCs were derived for frontal and rear impact for both (1) fatal outcome and (2) injurious outcome (any injury including fatal injury). For frontal impact, 53 NHP qualified with 5, 25, and 50% risk for fatality at 89, 105, and 114 peak sled Gs, respectively, and for injurious outcome at 70, 92, and 106 Gs, respectively. For rear impact, 34 NHP qualified with 5, 25, and 50% risk for fatality at 96, 122, 138 peak sled Gs, respectively, and for injurious outcome at 75, 99, and 115 Gs, respectively. The majority of injuries were at the cranio-vertebral junction, indicating that

  10. Men Lacking a Caregiver Have Greater Risk of Long-Term Nursing Home Placement After Stroke.

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    Blackburn, Justin; Albright, Karen C; Haley, William E; Howard, Virginia J; Roth, David L; Safford, Monika M; Kilgore, Meredith L

    2018-01-01

    Social support can prevent or delay long-term nursing home placement (NHP). The purpose of our study was to understand how the availability of a caregiver can affect NHP after ischemic stroke and how this affects different subgroups differently. Nested cohort study. Nationally based REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. Stroke survivors aged 65 to 100 (256 men, 304 women). Data were from Medicare claims from January 2003 to December 2013 and REGARDS baseline interviews conducted from January 2003 to October 2007. Caregiver support was measured by asking, "If you had a serious illness or became disabled, do you have someone who would be able to provide care for you on an on-going basis?" Diagnosis of ischemic stroke was derived from inpatient claims. NHP was determined using a validated claims algorithm for stays of 100 days and longer. Risk was estimated using Cox regression. Within 5 years of stroke, 119 (21.3%) participants had been placed in a nursing home. Risk of NHP was greater in those lacking available caregivers (log-rank P = .006). After adjustment for covariates, lacking an available caregiver increased the risk of NHP after stroke within 1 year by 70% (hazard ratio (HR) = 1.70, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.97-2.99) and within 5 years by 68% (HR = 1.68, 95% CI = 1.10-2.58). The effect of caregiver availability on NHP within 5 years was limited to men (HR = 3.15, 95% CI = 1.49-6.67). In men aged 65 and older who have survived an ischemic stroke, the lack of an available caregiver is associated with triple the risk of NHP within 5 years. © 2017, Copyright the Authors Journal compilation © 2017, The American Geriatrics Society.

  11. Transgenic nonhuman primates for neurodegenerative diseases

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    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Animal models that represent human diseases constitute an important tool in understanding the pathogenesis of the diseases, and in developing effective therapies. Neurodegenerative diseases are complex disorders involving neuropathologic and psychiatric alterations. Although transgenic and knock-in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, (AD, Parkinson's disease (PD and Huntington's disease (HD have been created, limited representation in clinical aspects has been recognized and the rodent models lack true neurodegeneration. Chemical induction of HD and PD in nonhuman primates (NHP has been reported, however, the role of intrinsic genetic factors in the development of the diseases is indeterminable. Nonhuman primates closely parallel humans with regard to genetic, neuroanatomic, and cognitive/behavioral characteristics. Accordingly, the development of NHP models for neurodegenerative diseases holds greater promise for success in the discovery of diagnoses, treatments, and cures than approaches using other animal species. Therefore, a transgenic NHP carrying a mutant gene similar to that of patients will help to clarify our understanding of disease onset and progression. Additionally, monitoring disease onset and development in the transgenic NHP by high resolution brain imaging technology such as MRI, and behavioral and cognitive testing can all be carried out simultaneously in the NHP but not in other animal models. Moreover, because of the similarity in motor repertoire between NHPs and humans, it will also be possible to compare the neurologic syndrome observed in the NHP model to that in patients. Understanding the correlation between genetic defects and physiologic changes (e.g. oxidative damage will lead to a better understanding of disease progression and the development of patient treatments, medications and preventive approaches for high risk individuals. The impact of the transgenic NHP model in understanding the role which

  12. 25 Jahre - Institut fuer Geodaesie, Teil 2: Forschungsarbeiten und Veroeffentlichungen (25 Years - Institute of Geodesy, Part 2: Research Areas and Publications)

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    Aberration und Doppler- Effekt ), die Bahnbewegungen kiinstlicher Erdsatelliten und die Dynamik der Erde (Polbewe- gung) zu geodaitisch bedeutsamen Parametern...Sch6dlbauer, 1991; Schodlbauer, Heister, Krack, 1992; Sch6dlbauer, Heister, Krack Sche- rer, 1992; Sch6d1bauer, Krack Scherer, Widmann, Beckers , 1992...zunehmend als ein sehr 6ko- nomisches und effektives Vermessungsverfahren. Es wird freilich nur in Ausnahmefdllen al- leine eingesetzt, meist sind die

  13. Smoothness of limit functors

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    Algébrique: Etude locale de schémas et des morphismes de schémas, Public. de l'I.H.É.S. no. 20 (1964), 24 (1965), 28 (1966), 32 (1967). [7] Matsumura H, Commutative ring theory, second edition (Cambridge University Press). [8] Séminaire de Géométrie algébrique de l'I.H.É.S. 1963–1964, schémas en groupes, dirigé.

  14. Investigation of responsiveness indices of generic and specific measures of health related quality of life in patients with osteoporosis.

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    Yilmaz, Figen; Doğu, Beril; Sahin, Fusun; Sirzai, Hulya; Kuran, Banu

    2014-01-01

    To compare responsiveness Short Form-36 (SF-36), Nottingham Health Profile (NHP), and QUALEFFO-41 scales in patients diagnosed with osteoporosis. A number of 70 osteoporosis patients who were in their menopause period at least for three years were enrolled in our study. The patients completed Short Form-36 (SF-36), Nottingham Health Profile (NHP), and QUALEFFO-41 scales during pretreatment period and one year after the termination of the treatment. Reponsiveness was compared between questionnaires using standardized responsiveness mean (SRM), the effect size (ES), and Guyatt's method. All scales revealed statistically significant improvement after the treatment. Upon this finding, calculations related with responsiveness indices for SF-36 (Physical Health and Mental Health), NHP (Total point), and QUALEFFO-41 (Total point) demonstrated highly responsive. ES=1.67 and 1.55, SRM=1.55 and 1.85, Guyatt value=2.20 and 1.91 for SF-36 Physical Health and Mental Health. ES=1.35, SRM=1.35, Guyatt value=1.72 for NHP. QUALEFFO-41's ES=2.56, SRM=4.32 and Guyatt value=2.31. Osteoporosis specific scale as QUALEFFO-41, gives more specific information about the quality of life of osteoporotic patients. If patients with osteoporosis will be compared with other diseases regarding quality of life, then SF-36, one scale was used to evaluate general quality life of such patients, should be preferred against NHP.

  15. A study to correlate histopathology, biochemical marker and immunohistochemical expression of sex-steroid receptors in prostatic growth.

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    Naskar, Sukla; Kundu, Soumya Kanti; Bhattacharyya, Nirmal Kumar; Bhattacharyya, Pranab Kumar; Kundu, Anup Kumar

    2014-01-01

    Prostate gland is a fibromusculoglandular structure situated at the neck of urinary bladder. So, enlargement or growth of prostate due to nodular hyperplasia (NHP) or prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) or adenocarcinoma may give rise to bladder outlet obstruction. Malignant growth i.e., PIN or adenocarcinoma cases are associated with increased blood level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and increased expression of different sex-steroid receptors because the growth is dependent on the interactions of androgen, progesterone and estrogen. The aim of our study is to correlate the histopathology, PSA levels and expression of different sex-steroid receptors by immunohistochemistry in different prostatic growth lesions. Among the total 50 cases received, inclusive of transurethral resection of prostate (TURP), transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy and radical prostatectomy, 34 cases were diagnosed as NHP, 4 cases as PIN and 12 cases as adenocarcinoma histopathologically. Serum PSA values above 10 ng/ml were seen in 2 cases of PIN and 11 cases of adenocarcinoma and none of NHP. Estrogen receptor (ER) () expressions were negative in all cases. Progesterone receptor (PR) expressions were strongly positive in 35% cases of both NHP and adenocarcinoma, whereas androgen receptor (AR) expressions were strong among all cases of adenocarcinoma and only in four cases of NHP. By observing these findings it can be suggested that antiandrogen and antiprogesterone therapy simultaneously will do better than antiandrogen alone in treating prostatic growth lesions.

  16. Non-human primates in neuroscience research: The case against its scientific necessity.

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    Bailey, Jarrod; Taylor, Kathy

    2016-03-01

    Public opposition to non-human primate (NHP) experiments is significant, yet those who defend them cite minimal harm to NHPs and substantial human benefit. Here we review these claims of benefit, specifically in neuroscience, and show that: a) there is a default assumption of their human relevance and benefit, rather than robust evidence; b) their human relevance and essential contribution and necessity are wholly overstated; c) the contribution and capacity of non-animal investigative methods are greatly understated; and d) confounding issues, such as species differences and the effects of stress and anaesthesia, are usually overlooked. This is the case in NHP research generally, but here we specifically focus on the development and interpretation of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), deep brain stimulation (DBS), the understanding of neural oscillations and memory, and investigation of the neural control of movement and of vision/binocular rivalry. The increasing power of human-specific methods, including advances in fMRI and invasive techniques such as electrocorticography and single-unit recordings, is discussed. These methods serve to render NHP approaches redundant. We conclude that the defence of NHP use is groundless, and that neuroscience would be more relevant and successful for humans, if it were conducted with a direct human focus. We have confidence in opposing NHP neuroscience, both on scientific as well as on ethical grounds. 2016 FRAME.

  17. The Non-Human Primate Experimental Glaucoma Model

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    Burgoyne, Claude F.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to summarize the current strengths and weaknesses of the non-human primate (NHP) experimental glaucoma (EG) model through sections devoted to its history, methods, important findings, alternative optic neuropathy models and future directions. NHP EG has become well established for studying human glaucoma in part because the NHP optic nerve head (ONH) shares a close anatomic association with the human ONH and because it provides the only means of systematically studying the very earliest visual system responses to chronic IOP elevation, i.e. the conversion from ocular hypertension to glaucomatous damage. However, NHPs are impractical for studies that require large animal numbers, demonstrate spontaneous glaucoma only rarely, do not currently provide a model of the neuropathy at normal levels of IOP, and cannot easily be genetically manipulated, except through tissue-specific, viral vectors. The goal of this summary is to direct NHP EG and non-NHP EG investigators to the previous, current and future accomplishment of clinically relevant knowledge in this model. PMID:26070984

  18. Non-Human Primates Harbor Diverse Mammalian and Avian Astroviruses Including Those Associated with Human Infections.

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    Full Text Available Astroviruses (AstVs are positive sense, single-stranded RNA viruses transmitted to a wide range of hosts via the fecal-oral route. The number of AstV-infected animal hosts has rapidly expanded in recent years with many more likely to be discovered because of the advances in viral surveillance and next generation sequencing. Yet no study to date has identified human AstV genotypes in animals, although diverse AstV genotypes similar to animal-origin viruses have been found in children with diarrhea and in one instance of encephalitis. Here we provide important new evidence that non-human primates (NHP can harbor a wide variety of mammalian and avian AstV genotypes, including those only associated with human infection. Serological analyses confirmed that >25% of the NHP tested had antibodies to human AstVs. Further, we identified a recombinant AstV with parental relationships to known human AstVs. Phylogenetic analysis suggests AstVs in NHP are on average evolutionarily much closer to AstVs from other animals than are AstVs from bats, a frequently proposed reservoir. Our studies not only demonstrate that human astroviruses can be detected in NHP but also suggest that NHP are unique in their ability to support diverse AstV genotypes, further challenging the paradigm that astrovirus infection is species-specific.

  19. Sleep Disorders Reduce Health-Related Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis (Nottingham Health Profile Data in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

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    Christian Veauthier

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Quality of Life (QoL is decreased in multiple sclerosis (MS, but studies about the impact of sleep disorders (SD on health-related quality of Life (HRQoL are lacking. From our original cohort, a cross-sectional polysomnographic (PSG study in consecutive MS patients, we retrospectively analysed the previously unpublished data of the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP. Those MS patients suffering from sleep disorders (n = 49 showed significantly lower HRQoL compared to MS patients without sleep disorders (n = 17. Subsequently, we classified the patients into four subgroups: insomnia (n = 17, restless-legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder and SD due to leg pain (n = 24, obstructive sleep apnea (n = 8 and patients without sleep disorder (n = 17. OSA and insomnia patients showed significantly higher NHP values and decreased HRQoL not only for the sleep subscale but also for the “energy” and “emotional” area of the NHP. In addition, OSA patients also showed increased NHP values in the “physical abilities” area. Interestingly, we did not find a correlation between the objective PSG parameters and the subjective sleep items of the NHP. However, this study demonstrates that sleep disorders can reduce HRQoL in MS patients and should be considered as an important confounder in all studies investigating HRQoL in MS.

  20. Production, Composition, Fatty Acids Profile and Stability of Milk and Blood Composition of Dairy Cows Fed High Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Diets and Sticky Coffee Hull

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    Geraldo Tadeu dos Santos

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Four lactating Holstein cows were assigned to a 4 × 4 Latin square design to determine the effects of feeding sticky coffee hull (SCH as a source of antioxidants on dairy cows fed with high PUFA diets. The treatments (on DM basis were control diet, diet with 30 g/kg of soybean oil, diet with 30 g/kg of soybean oil and 100 g/kg of SCH, and diet with 30 g/kg of soybean oil and 150 g/kg of SCH. Inclusion of 150 g/kg of SCH decreased the crude protein digestibility. Lower values of NDF digestibility were also observed when cows were fed with 100 g/kg and 150g/kg of SCH. The digestibility of NDT was lower in the control and 150 g/kg of SCH diets. Milk production and composition did not differ among the treatments. Inclusion of SCH increased the total polyphenols and flavonoids in the milk and reducing power as well. Soybean oil and SCH supplementation increased the LDL and total cholesterol concentration in the plasma. Milk fatty acid profile was barely altered by the treatments. In conclusion, the results confirmed that SCH added up to 15% in the diet did not alter milk production, improved its stability, and incorporated antioxidants substances in the milk, improving its quality for human health.

  1. Altered Volume and Functional Connectivity of the Habenula in Schizophrenia

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    Lei Zhang

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The pathogenesis of schizophrenia (SCH is associated with the dysfunction of monoamine neurotransmitters, the synthesis and release of which are mainly regulated by a key structure, the habenular (Hb nucleus. However, little is known regarding whether SCH is associated with structural or functional alterations in the Hb. In this study, we combined structural and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the changes in volume and functional connectivity of the Hb in 15 patients with SCH vs. 16 age- and gender-matched healthy controls (HCs. Morphologically, the absolute volume of the bilateral Hb was significantly lower in the SCH patients than in the HCs. Functionally, the bilateral Hb showed significantly enhanced functional connectivity with the left medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC in the SCH patients. Additionally, the SCH patients exhibited increased functional connectivity of the left Hb with the left lingual gyrus and right inferior frontal gyrus (IFG. A further exploratory analysis revealed that the SCH patients showed increased functional connectivity between the right Hb and several subcortical regions related to dopaminergic pathways, including the left ventral striatum, caudate and putamen. Finally, the increased functional connectivity of the right Hb with the mPFC was positively correlated with the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS scores in the patients. Together, these results suggest that the altered volume and functional connectivity of the Hb may be involved in the pathogenesis of SCH and thus that the Hb may serve as a potential target in developing new therapeutic strategies in SCH.

  2. Endogenous bile acid disposition in rat and human sandwich-cultured hepatocytes

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    Marion, Tracy L., E-mail: tracylmarion@qualyst.com [Curriculum in Toxicology, UNC School of Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7270 (United States); Perry, Cassandra H., E-mail: cassandraperry@qualyst.com [Qualyst, Inc., Durham, NC 27713 (United States); St Claire, Robert L., E-mail: bobstclaire@qualyst.com [Qualyst, Inc., Durham, NC 27713 (United States); Brouwer, Kim L.R., E-mail: kbrouwer@unc.edu [Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7569 Kerr Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7569 (United States)

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    Sandwich-cultured hepatocytes (SCH) are used commonly to investigate hepatic transport protein-mediated uptake and biliary excretion of substrates. However, little is known about the disposition of endogenous bile acids (BAs) in SCH. In this study, four endogenous conjugated BAs common to rats and humans [taurocholic acid (TCA), glycocholic acid (GCA), taurochenodeoxycholic acid (TCDCA), and glycochenodeoxycholic acid (GCDCA)], as well as two BA species specific to rodents (α- and β-tauromuricholic acid; α/β TMCA), were profiled in primary rat and human SCH. Using B-CLEAR{sup ®} technology, BAs were measured in cells + bile canaliculi, cells, and medium of SCH by LC-MS/MS. Results indicated that, just as in vivo, taurine-conjugated BA species were predominant in rat SCH, while glycine-conjugated BAs were predominant in human SCH. Total intracellular BAs remained relatively constant over days in culture in rat SCH. Total BAs in control (CTL) cells + bile, cells, and medium were approximately 3.4, 2.9, and 8.3-fold greater in human than in rat. The estimated intracellular concentrations of the measured total BAs were 64.3 ± 5.9 μM in CTL rat and 183 ± 56 μM in CTL human SCH, while medium concentrations of the total BAs measured were 1.16 ± 0.21 μM in CTL rat SCH and 9.61 ± 6.36 μM in CTL human SCH. Treatment of cells for 24 h with 10 μM troglitazone (TRO), an inhibitor of the bile salt export pump (BSEP) and the Na{sup +}-taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP), had no significant effect on endogenous BAs measured at the end of the 24-h culture period, potentially due to compensatory mechanisms that maintain BA homeostasis. These data demonstrate that BAs in SCH are similar to in vivo, and that SCH may be a useful in vitro model to study alterations in BA disposition if species differences are taken into account. -- Highlights: ► Bile acids (BAs) were measured in rat and human sandwich-cultured hepatocytes (SCH). ► Cell and medium BA

  3. Endogenous bile acid disposition in rat and human sandwich-cultured hepatocytes

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    Marion, Tracy L.; Perry, Cassandra H.; St Claire, Robert L.; Brouwer, Kim L.R.

    2012-01-01

    Sandwich-cultured hepatocytes (SCH) are used commonly to investigate hepatic transport protein-mediated uptake and biliary excretion of substrates. However, little is known about the disposition of endogenous bile acids (BAs) in SCH. In this study, four endogenous conjugated BAs common to rats and humans [taurocholic acid (TCA), glycocholic acid (GCA), taurochenodeoxycholic acid (TCDCA), and glycochenodeoxycholic acid (GCDCA)], as well as two BA species specific to rodents (α- and β-tauromuricholic acid; α/β TMCA), were profiled in primary rat and human SCH. Using B-CLEAR ® technology, BAs were measured in cells + bile canaliculi, cells, and medium of SCH by LC-MS/MS. Results indicated that, just as in vivo, taurine-conjugated BA species were predominant in rat SCH, while glycine-conjugated BAs were predominant in human SCH. Total intracellular BAs remained relatively constant over days in culture in rat SCH. Total BAs in control (CTL) cells + bile, cells, and medium were approximately 3.4, 2.9, and 8.3-fold greater in human than in rat. The estimated intracellular concentrations of the measured total BAs were 64.3 ± 5.9 μM in CTL rat and 183 ± 56 μM in CTL human SCH, while medium concentrations of the total BAs measured were 1.16 ± 0.21 μM in CTL rat SCH and 9.61 ± 6.36 μM in CTL human SCH. Treatment of cells for 24 h with 10 μM troglitazone (TRO), an inhibitor of the bile salt export pump (BSEP) and the Na + -taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP), had no significant effect on endogenous BAs measured at the end of the 24-h culture period, potentially due to compensatory mechanisms that maintain BA homeostasis. These data demonstrate that BAs in SCH are similar to in vivo, and that SCH may be a useful in vitro model to study alterations in BA disposition if species differences are taken into account. -- Highlights: ► Bile acids (BAs) were measured in rat and human sandwich-cultured hepatocytes (SCH). ► Cell and medium BA concentrations

  4. Increased gray matter density in patients with schizophrenia and cannabis use: a voxel-based morphometric study using DARTEL.

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    Schnell, Thomas; Kleiman, Alexandra; Gouzoulis-Mayfrank, Euphrosyne; Daumann, Jörg; Becker, Benjamin

    2012-07-01

    Alterations in gray matter density as well as cognitive impairments are commonly described in patients with schizophrenia (SCH patients). Both gray matter deficits and cognitive impairments have recently been discussed to represent vulnerability markers of schizophrenia. The counterintuitive finding of better cognitive performance in patients with schizophrenia and cannabis use (SCH+CAN patients) compared to cannabis naïve patients is discussed as a reflection of lower vulnerability for schizophrenia in at least one subgroup of SCH+CAN patients. We hypothesized that SCH+CAN patients would display fewer gray matter deficits compared to SCH patients reflecting their presumed lower vulnerability. We therefore compared gray matter density in 30 first episode SCH+CAN and 24 first episode SCH patients using a fast diffeomorphic registration algorithm (DARTEL) and voxel-based morphometry (VBM). We found less severe cognitive impairments and middle frontal gray matter deficits in the SCH+CAN patients. In the pooled sample gray matter density was positively associated with cognitive functioning. Results may support the hypothesis of a lower biological vulnerability in at least one subgroup of SCH+CAN patients. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Kompenzační schémata v případě odpovědnosti zdravotnických pracovníků za chybně provedený lékařský zákrok - Lze nalézt inspirativní právní transplantát?

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    Doležal, Tomáš

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 1, č. 2 (2011), s. 54-63 ISSN 1804-8137 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70680506 Keywords : legal transplants * no-fault compensation scheme * personal injury Subject RIV: AG - Legal Sciences http://www.ilaw.cas.cz/medlawjournal/index.php/medlawjournal/article/view/8

  6. Analyse quantitative détaillée des distillats moyens par couplage CG/SM. Application à l'étude des schémas réactionnels du procédé d'hydrotraitement Quantitative Analysis of Middle Distillats by Gc/Ms Coupling. Application to Hydrotreatment Process Mechanisms

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    Fafet A.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available L'analyse détaillée des distillats moyens est une étape indispensable à la compréhension des mécanismes réactionnels et à la cinétique de certains procédés de raffinage comme l'hydrotraitement. Une nouvelle méthode associant, d'une part un couplage chromatographie en phase gazeuse/spectrométrie de masse (CG/SM et, d'autre part une analyse quantitative par famille chimique par spectrométrie de masse a été développée. La chromatographie en phase gazeuse, réalisée sur une colonne apolaire, effectue la distillation des composés présents dans le gazole et la spectrométrie de masse quantifie les familles chimiques par intervalle de nombre d'atomes de carbone ou de point d'ébullition. Elle permet d'accéder ainsi à la répartition par nombre d'atomes de carbone de chaque famille chimique (alcanes, cycloalcanes, hydrocarbures aromatiques à un ou plusieurs noyaux, hydrocarbures aromatiques soufrés. Cette méthode a été validée et appliquée à une charge et à une recette d'hydrotraitement. A detailed analysis of middle distillates is essential for understanding the reaction mechanism and for studying the kinetics of refining processes such hydrotreatment. In fact, when we see the complexity of saturated and aromatic hydrocarbon mixtures appearing in gas oil, we realize that it's necessary to have a very detailed analysis of those cuts to understand the mechanisms involved in refining processes and to be able to describe their kinetics. Each gas oil has a very different composition and therefore a specific reactivity. That is why we have tried to develop predictive kinetic models to avoid experimenting in pilot plants, which is very expensive. But, even if all the compounds of a gasoline (PI-200°C have now been identified and quantified, using gas chromatography (1, such is not the case for heavier cuts. Only an overall characterization can be made, by chemical family. The techniques employed are, for example, HPLC (3,4 or UV spectrometry (5. For a few years now, methods using mass spectrometry have been developed and also standardized for some of them. These methods quantify chemical families in middle distillates and determine the detailed composition of saturated hydrocarbons (alkanes, cycloalkanes with one or more rings, aromatic hydrocarbons (monoaromatics = CnH indice(2n-6, CnH indice(2n-8, CnH indice(2n-10; diaromatics = CnH indice(2n-12, CnH indice(2n-14, CnH indice(2n-16; triaromatics and polyaromatics, and sulfur-containing aromatic hydrocarbons. But all those methods give us only overall compositions. That is why a method using GC/MS (electronic impact at 70 eV has been developed. Compounds are separated according to boiling point by gas chromatography in an apolar column. For each carbon number range (or boiling range, a quantitative group types analysis method is applied and enables us to determine the breakdown by chemical families (Fig. 1 and 2. Hence, it is possible to obtain concentration profiles for each family in terms of the number of carbon atoms in molecules. This analytical protocol is easy to develop and could be used with all types of spectrometer (quadripolar or magnetic. This analysis has been used for the study of hydrotreatment reactions and, more precisely, the reactivity of middle distillate aromatic hydrocarbons. To illustrate this approach, the hydrogenation of a catalytic cracking middle distillate (LCO has been followed by this method. It was then possible to see the evolution of the different family concentrations in terms of contact time and to study precisely the hydrogenation of aromatic hydrocarbons. The distribution curves (weight%, foreach family quantified, in terms of the number of carbon atoms, were then plotted. The postulated reaction mechanisms were verified by checking the evolution of these curves. On the whole, the following succession of reactions can be proposed:Triaromatics - Diaromatics - Monoaromatics - SaturatedSulfur-containing aromatics - MonoaromaticsThis kind of analysis enabled us to develop a kinetic model of hydrodesulfurization, hydrodenitrogenation and hydrodearomatization reactions (17, which can be used to predict performances of LCO gas oil for fixed operating conditions.

  7. Review: Dorothée Ninck Gbeassor, Heidi Schär Sall, David Signer, Daniel Stutz & Elena Wertli (1999. Überlebenskunst in Übergangswelten: ethnopsychologische Betreuung von Asylsuchenden [The Art of Surviving in Transitional Worlds: Counselling for the Asylum Seekers

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    Full Text Available The book "Überlebenskunst in Übergangswelten" [The Art of Surviving in Transitional Worlds] is the first of two recent publications from the Ethnological-Psychological Centre in Zurich. The branch of the Asylum-Organisation of the Canton Zurich offers people who have fled their home country and who are now suffering from psychological crisis, inpatient or in-house or ambulatory treatment. The refugees physically escaped war, torture and/or imprisonment. However, they are unable to master the difficult process of migration and gradual arrival integration into the new, cultural and social contexts in Switzerland. As a result they have psychological problems, which make it impossible for them to live a "normal" everyday life. In three houses of the Centre, the so-called Foyers, they can find potential help. The migrants meet with a team of five ethno-psychologists, which uses ethnological and psychological approaches in order to understand the newcomers' problems. Within their work, the professionals of the Centre have developed a theoretical and methodological repertoire, which is of model-character not only within Switzerland but also for other countries. David SIGNER focuses in his article on characteristic conflicts and patterns of interaction in everyday life in the Foyers. The author emphasises the need to be open for all sorts of perception and communication. Furthermore, he sheds light on the various "pitfalls" in trying to create interaction. Elena WERTLI's text concentrates on refugees suffering from suicidal crisis. She explicates that a continued dialog is sometimes of more help for people in extreme psychological situations than a fast intervention. Daniel STUTZ' approach towards the problems of a Kurdish family is to first reconstruct the latter's individual life histories. The method enables him to explain the ongoing physical problems and the family's growing fear to get infected by bacteria as an expression of the couple's fear of anything that is "foreign" as well of their problems in getting used to the new social and cultural context. Heidi SCHÄR SALL discusses the Centre's method to institutionalise "transitional space" within its work. She describes the "heart" of the theoretical as well as methodological repertoire of the Foyers. The author also places emphasis on the problems of all forms of "culturalising" the migrants' behavioral standards. Moreover, Heidi SCHÄR SALL uses cultural characteristics that are within the norm- and value system of refugees. She hence romantisizes as well as "exoticises" the "Other". Finally, Dorothée NINCK GBEASSOR draws attention to the difficulties of children within exiled families where at least one family member suffers psychological problems. The text impresses by the author's sensitive analysis of the difficulties to intervene. Still, Dorothée NINCK GBEASSOR follows a rather "ethnisising" approach in her interpretation, e.g. allocating a "Roma Identity" in order to explain the behaviour of a family from Ex-Yugoslavia. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs020225

  8. 9 September 2016 - A. Krivas, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva meeting CERN Director-General F. Gianotti and signing the Guest Book with Director for International Relations C. Warakaulle and Adviser for Relations with the Republic of Lithuania C. Schäfer

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  9. 13 May 2016 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva V. Sadiqov signing the guest book with Head of Associate Member and Non-Member State Relations E. Tsesmelis and Adviser C. Schäfer. Permanent Mission First Secretary H. Huseynov is also present.

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    His Excellency Mr Vaqif Sadiqov Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva

  10. ‘The originality of Kaschnitz’: Guido Kaschnitz Weinberg, ‘The problem of originality in Roman art’ [Guido Kaschnitz von Weinberg, Das Schöpferische in der römischen Kunst, Römische Kunst, vol. 1, chapter 4, Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1961, 51-73

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    Full Text Available The vindication of Roman art had been a nearly obsessive preoccupation of the earliest serious comprehensive art historians in Vienna at the end of the nineteenth century. While the relevant books by Franz Wickhoff and Alois Riegl are quoted more than they are actually read, the work of Guido Kaschnitz is even less well known in spite of the fact that he has placed these fundamental questions on a more solid footing. The present text from a lecture held late in his life and published posthumously can hopefully correct misconceptions of his approach to artistic principles.

  11. The primatologist as a behavioral engineer.

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    2017-01-01

    The field of primate behavior management has had only limited success in preventing and treating abnormal behaviors, such as stereotypy and self-injury, in captive non-human primates (NHP). In contrast, applied behavior analysts have had great success in treating similar topographies of behavior in human clinical settings. By adapting and adopting the behavioral principles and methodologies commonly used by applied behavior analysts, primatologists may be able to develop more effective ways to analyze, reduce, and prevent these aberrant behaviors in NHP. This article reviews studies that have used behavior analytic techniques to successfully address problem behaviors in NHP. Additionally, relevant literature from the field of applied behavior analysis is reviewed to illustrate how adopting a theoretical framework that emphasizes the determination of the underlying operant functions of behavior could lead to new behavioral technologies and advance the field of captive primate management. Am. J. Primatol. 79:e22500, 2017. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  12. Is Nottingham Health Profile a reliable tool to measure quality of life of Filipinos with chronic kidney diseases undergoing hemodialysis.

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    Chuku, Chika Lawson; Valdez, Josephine R; Ajonuma, Louis Chukwuemeka

    2010-12-01

    The quality of life (QOL) of hemodialysis patients is often compromised and many tools have been developed to assess the health-related QOL of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients undergoing hemodialysis. However, no such tool is currently in use in the Philippines. The objective of this study is to determine if Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) can be a useful tool in the Philippines. Eighty patients undergoing hemodialysis in the dialysis unit of our hospital were enrolled for this study. Sixty-nine patients completed the study. Comparative analysis revealed significant difference in social isolation with favorable result for the Filipino patients. Other measures correlate well although with differences that were not statistically significant. NHP can be successfully applied as a standard QOL tool in the Philippines. However, it should be translated into Filipino to avoid language difficulty. NHP may be recommended for QOL determination in other developing countries.

  13. Subclinical hypothyroidism and the associations with macrovascular complications and chronic kidney disease in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

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    Jia, F; Tian, J; Deng, F; Yang, G; Long, M; Cheng, W; Wang, B; Wu, J; Liu, D

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    The prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is high among patients with diabetes, although the relationship between SCH and diabetic vascular complications is unknown. This study aimed to determine the relationship between SCH and vascular complications in patients with Type 2 diabetes. In this cross sectional study, 991 patients with Type 2 diabetes were screened for thyroid function at their admission to the Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University. We compared the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD), ischaemic stroke and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with the prevalence of euthyroidism and SCH. Among the 991 patients, 126 (12.7%) patients had SCH. The prevalence of CHD was significantly higher in the SCH group than in the euthyroid group (22.2% and 15.0%, respectively; P = 0.039). In the logistic regression analyses, SCH was associated with CHD [odds ratio (OR): 1.993; 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.135-3.497; P = 0.016]. This association was stronger in patients aged ≥ 65 years than in younger patients [2.474 (1.173-5.220); P = 0.017]. No significant association was found between SCH and ischaemic stroke. Patients with severe SCH had a high risk of CKD [1.842 (1.120-3.029); P = 0.016]. This study provides evidence that SCH in patients with Type 2 diabetes is associated with a high prevalence of CHD (and CKD in severe SCH), although not with ischaemic stroke. © 2015 The Authors. Diabetic Medicine © 2015 Diabetes UK.

  14. Use of nonhuman primate models to investigate mechanisms of infection-associated preterm birth

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    Adams Waldorf, Kristina M.; Rubens, Craig E.; Gravett, Michael G.

    2010-01-01

    Preterm birth is the most important direct cause of neonatal mortality and remains a major challenge for obstetrics and global health. Intrauterine infection causes approximately 50% of early preterm births. Animal models using pregnant mice, rabbits, or sheep, demonstrate the key link between infection and premature birth, but differ in mechanisms of parturition and placental structure from humans. The nonhuman primate (NHP) is a powerful model which emulates many features of human placentation and parturition. The contributions of the NHP model to preterm birth research are reviewed emphasizing the role of infections, and potential development of preventative and therapeutic strategies. PMID:21040390

  15. MRN1 implicates chromatin remodeling complexes and architectural factors in mRNA maturation

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    Düring, Louis; Thorsen, Michael; Petersen, Darima

    2012-01-01

    A functional relationship between chromatin structure and mRNA processing events has been suggested, however, so far only a few involved factors have been characterized. Here we show that rsc nhp6¿¿ mutants, deficient for the function of the chromatin remodeling factor RSC and the chromatin....... Genetic interactions are observed between 2 µm-MRN1 and the splicing deficient mutants snt309¿, prp3, prp4, and prp22, and additional genetic analyses link MRN1, SNT309, NHP6A/B, SWI/SNF, and RSC supporting the notion of a role of chromatin structure in mRNA processing....

  16. Sprint and jump performance in elite male soccer players following a 10-week Nordic Hamstring exercise Protocol

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    Krommes, K.; Petersen, J.; Nielsen, M. B.

    2017-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The preseason Nordic Hamstring Protocol (NHP) reduces hamstring strain injuries in football players. Despite persisting injury rates, elite clubs are reluctant to apply the NHP often over concerns of negative impacts on performance. This pilot study investigated if sprint or jump...... to negatively affect sprint and vertical jump performance outcomes in the present study, while in fact showing some promise for the more explosive characteristics such as the short 5 and 10 m split-times and maximal CMJ height, which all are highly relevant performance parameters in elite football....

  17. Prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy in Saudi Arabia.

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    Al Shanqeeti, Shatha A; Alkhudairy, Yasser N; Alabdulwahed, Alwaleed A; Ahmed, Anwar E; Al-Adham, Maysoon S; Mahmood, Naveed M

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    To estimate the prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) in Saudi Arabia and assess the need for an SCH screening program. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at King Abdulaziz Medical City and the Khashmulaan Clinic at the National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in August 2016. All women attending the antenatal clinics were  invited to participate in the study. In addition, data were retrieved from the files of pregnant women who had been screened for hypothyroidism from January 2016 to August 2016. A total of 384 pregnant women were included in the study. Results: The prevalence of SCH in pregnant women in this study was 50/384 (13%) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs): 9.82%-16.80%. Pregnant women who were randomly screened using a survey (n=127) were 3 times more likely (OR: 3.1; 95% CI:  1.182 to 8.704, p=0.022) to have SCH compared to pregnant women who were screened based on their physician's judgement (n=257). Results showed older age (≥40 years) was associated with an insignificant decrease in the risk of SCH. Conclusion: Random screening for SCH in pregnant women showed a higher prevalence in comparison to women who were screened as a result of physician referrals. The results highlight the urgent need for larger studies to investigate the prevalence of SCH as well as the need for an SCH screening program.

  18. Sandwich-Cultured Hepatocytes as a Tool to Study Drug Disposition and Drug-Induced Liver Injury

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    YANG, KYUNGHEE; GUO, CEN; WOODHEAD, JEFFREY L; CLAIRE, ROBERT LST.; WATKINS, PAUL B; SILER, SCOTT Q; HOWELL, BRETT A; BROUWER, KIM LR

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    Sandwich-cultured hepatocytes (SCH) are metabolically competent and have proper localization of basolateral and canalicular transporters with functional bile networks. Therefore, this cellular model is a unique tool that can be used to estimate biliary excretion of compounds. SCH have been used widely to assess hepatobiliary disposition of endogenous and exogenous compounds and metabolites. Mechanistic modeling based on SCH data enables estimation of metabolic and transporter-mediated clearances, which can be employed to construct physiologically-based pharmacokinetic models for prediction of drug disposition and drug-drug interactions in humans. In addition to pharmacokinetic studies, SCH also have been employed to study cytotoxicity and perturbation of biological processes by drugs and hepatically-generated metabolites. Human SCH can provide mechanistic insights underlying clinical drug-induced liver injury (DILI). In addition, data generated in SCH can be integrated into systems pharmacology models to predict potential DILI in humans. In this review, applications of SCH in studying hepatobiliary drug disposition and bile acid-mediated DILI are discussed. An example is presented to show how data generated in the SCH model was used to establish a quantitative relationship between intracellular bile acids and cytotoxicity, and how this information was incorporated into a systems pharmacology model for DILI prediction. PMID:26869411

  19. eLearning in der Volksschule – ein Mehrwert? - Aspekte zu einem zukunftsorientierten Unterricht mit IKT

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    Full Text Available In einer Panelstudie wurde die Verbesserung der Schlüsselkompetenzen von Schülerinnen und Schülern durch eLearning in vier Volksschulen untersucht. Mit der verwendeten Webquest-Methode wurden bei drei von vier Untersuchten im Bereich der Schlüsselkompetenzen Erfolge erzielt.

  20. ESSENTIAL OIL COMPOSITION OF FOUR ARTEMISIA SPECIES ...

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    ABSTRACT. The essential oil composition of four Artemisia species, namely A. schimperi Sch. Bip. ex Engl. A. abyssinica Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich., A. afra Jacq. ex Willd., and A. absinthium L. (previously called A. rehan) from. Ethiopia has been studied. The essential oil obtained from A. absinthium (seedling from Europe) grown ...

  1. Microwave spectrum, structure, dipole moment, and barrier to internal rotation of methylthioethyne

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    Engelsen, D. den

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    The microwave absorption spectrum is reported as well as rotational constants, dipole moment components, and centrifugal distortion constants of methylthioethyne. The spectra of two isotopic species of methylthioethyne were measured, namely, HCC---32SCH3 and HCC---34SCH3; the determination of the

  2. Essential oil composition of four Artemisia species from Ethiopia ...

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    The essential oil composition of four Artemisia species, namely A. schimperi Sch. Bip. ex Engl. A. abyssinica Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich., A. afra Jacq. ex Willd., and A. absinthium L. (previously called A. rehan) from Ethiopia has been studied. The essential oil obtained from A. absinthium (seedling from Europe) grown in two places ...

  3. Value of Serum Cholinesterase Activity in the Diagnosis of Septic Shock Due to Bacterial Infections.

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    Bahloul, Mabrouk; Baccouch, Najeh; Chtara, Kamilia; Turki, Mouna; Turki, Olfa; Hamida, Chokri Ben; Chelly, Hedi; Ayedi, Fatma; Chaari, Anis; Bouaziz, Mounir

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    We aimed to investigate whether serum cholinesterase (SChE) activity can be helpful for the diagnosis of septic shock and to evaluate its usefulness in comparison with procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP). A prospective single-blinded study conducted in an intensive care unit of university hospital. Patients were classified as having cardiogenic shock, septic shock, or hemorrhagic shock. We also included a control group without neither hemodynamic instability nor sepsis. For all included patients, SChE, PCT, and CRP were simultaneously sampled. The comparison of sepsis markers between all groups showed that the mean values of PCT and CRP were significantly higher in patients with septic shock. However, SChE activity was significantly lower in this group. The SChE activity was found to be more accurate than PCT and CRP for the diagnosis of septic shock. In fact, an SChE activity ≤ 4000 UI/L predicted the diagnosis of septic shock with a sensitivity of 78%, a specificity of 89%, a predictive negative value of 97%, and a predictive positive value of 65%. However, the prognostic value of SChE activity was poor in multivariate analysis. The SChE activity level was significantly decreased in patients with septic shock. However, its prognostic value is poor. Our results suggest that SChE activity is useful for the diagnosis of septic shock. Further studies are warranted to confirm our findings.

  4. When the Ocean Strikes Back

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    2013-01-01

    depicted in fiction. The most outstanding example of this tendency in German literature is Frank Schätzing’s internationally bestselling eco-thriller The Swarm from 2004, published in English in 2006 and planned as a Hollywood production in 2015. In Schätzing’s book, a global environmental disaster...

  5. Neurodevelopmental Versus Neurodegenerative Model of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: Comparison with Physiological Brain Development and Aging.

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    Buoli, Massimiliano; Serati, Marta; Caldiroli, Alice; Cremaschi, Laura; Altamura, Alfredo Carlo

    2017-03-01

    Available data support a contribution of both neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative factors in the etiology of schizophrenia (SCH) and bipolar disorder (BD). Of note, one of the most important issue of the current psychiatric research is to identify the specific factors that contribute to impaired brain development and neurodegeneration in SCH and BD, and especially how these factors alter normal brain development and physiological aging process. Our hypothesis is that only specific damages, taking place in precise brain development stages, are associated with future SCH /BD onset and that neurodegeneration consists of an acceleration of brain aging after SCH /BD onset. In support of our hypothesis, the results of the present narrative mini-review shows as neurodevelopmental damages generally contribute to neuropsychiatric syndromes (e.g. hypothyroidism or treponema pallidum), but only some of them are specifically associated with adult SCH and BD (e.g. toxoplasma or substance abuse), particularly if they happen in specific stages of brain development. On the other hand, cognitive impairment and brain changes, associated with long duration of SCH /BD, look like what happens during aging: memory, executive domains and prefrontal cortex are implicated both in aging and in SCH /BD progression. Future research will explore possible validity of this etiological model for SCH and BD.

  6. EIA modelling for CZM applications. Part 1

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  7. Environmental impact assessment: A management tool to safeguard environment and case studies

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  9. Systeme im Einsatz. Lernmanagement, Kompetenzmanagement und PLE

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    Kalz, Marco; Schön, Sandra; Lindner, Martin; Roth, Detlev; Baumgartner, Peter

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    Kalz, M., Schön, S., Lindner, M., Roth, D., & Baumgartner, P. (2011). Systeme im Einsatz. Lernmanagement, Kompetenzmanagement und PLE. In M. Ebner, & S. Schön (Eds.), L3T - Lerhbuch für Lernen und Lehren mit Technologie (pp. 111-118). Graz, Austria: Uni Graz. Available at

  10. A group from Med-Austron (Austria), member of the European network for research in light-ion therapy (ENLIGHT), visits the LEAR experimental hall.

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    Photo 01: (left to right) Gerhard Stickler, Horst Schönauer, Michael Benedikt, Mario Sajowitz, Evamaria Sluka, Veronika Masser, Holger Linhart, Karlheinz Schindl, Erich Griesmayer. Photo 02: (left to right) Veronika Masser, Evamaria Sluka-Grabner, Holger Linhart, Karlheinz Schindl; background: Erich Griesmayer, Michael Benedikt. Photo 03: Horst Schönauer (left) with Veronika Masser, background: Klaus Billwein.

  11. EIA modelling for coastal zone management. Part 2

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  12. floristic composition and structure of the Dry Afromontane Forest

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    No. Crassula alba Forssk. Crassulaceae. Burii Jeldessa. H. 400. Crassula schimperi Fisch. and Mey. Crassulaceae. H. 231. Craterostigma plantagineum Hochstetter. Scrophulariaceae. H. 307. Crepis carbonaria Sch. Bip. Asteraceae. Marga Hoffi. H. 218. Crepis ruepellii Sch. Bip. Asteraceae. H. 45. Cuscuta kilimanjari Oliv.

  13. Synthesis of novel spiro-β-lactams

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    the amyloid precursor protein responsible for the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease has also been shown to be coupled with cholesterol regulation. 4. Structure-activity studies have identified 3-spiro-β- lactams SCH 54016 A and SCH 58053 B as most potent cholesterol absorption inhibitors. 5. Several approaches for the ...

  14. Colonia Dignidadi kuulsusetu lõpp / Allan Espenberg

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    2004-01-01

    Ligi kaheksa aastat kestnud juurdlus Colonia Dignidadi üle jõudis Tšiili kohtusaalis konkreetsete tulemusteni - 23 kohtualust mõisteti vangi koloonia juhi Paul Schäfer'i asukoha varjamise ja kohtuorganite uurimistöö takistamise eest. P. Schäferit süüdistatakse lisaks lasteahistamisele inimröövides, piinamistes ning tapmistes

  15. Circadian rhythms on skin function of hairless rats: light and thermic influences.

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    Flo, Ana; Díez-Noguera, Antoni; Calpena, Ana C; Cambras, Trinitat

    2014-03-01

    Circadian rhythms are present in most functions of living beings. We have demonstrated the presence of circadian rhythms in skin variables (transepidermal water loss, TEWL; stratum corneum hydration, SCH; and skin temperature) in hairless rats under different environmental conditions of light and temperature. Circadian rhythms in TEWL and SCH showed mean amplitudes of about 20% and 14% around the mean, respectively, and appeared under light-dark cycles as well as under constant darkness. Environmental temperature was able to override TEWL, but not SCH rhythm, evidencing the dependency of TEWL on the temperature. Mean daily values of TEWL and SCH, and also the amplitude of TEWL rhythm, increased with the age of the animal. Under constant light, situation that induces arrhythmicity in rats, SCH and TEWL were inversely correlated. The results suggest the importance to take into account the functional skin rhythms in research in dermatological sciences. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  16. PILOSELLA HILL GENUS IN THE BESSARABIA`S FLORA

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    Full Text Available As a result of floristic and taxonomic investigations of the Pilosella genus within the flora of the Bessarabia have been established 11 species: P. officinarum F. Schultz et Sch. Bip, P. aurantiaca F. Schultz et Sch. Bip., P. praealta (Vill ex Gochn. F. Schultz et Sch. Bip., P. piloselloides (Vill. Sojak, P. glaucescens (Bess. Sojak, P. echioides (Lumn. F. Schultz et Sch. Bip., P. caespitosa (Dumort. P. D. Sell et C. West, P. cymosa (L. F. Schultz et Sch. Bip, P. lactucela (Wallr. P. D. Sell et C. West, P. rojowskii (Rehm. Schljak. & P. flagellare (Willd. Arv.-Touv., the last three are new taxa recently detected for the flora in the study. After chorological analysis, has been concluded that 6 species are rare. Ecological and biomorfological characteristics of taxa have been established, the determination key of the Pilosella`s species has been drawn.

  17. Exploring non-stationarity patterns in schizophrenia: neural reorganization abnormalities in the alpha band

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    Núñez, Pablo; Poza, Jesús; Bachiller, Alejandro; Gomez-Pilar, Javier; Lubeiro, Alba; Molina, Vicente; Hornero, Roberto

    2017-08-01

    Objective. The aim of this paper was to characterize brain non-stationarity during an auditory oddball task in schizophrenia (SCH). The level of non-stationarity was measured in the baseline and response windows of relevant tones in SCH patients and healthy controls. Approach. Event-related potentials were recorded from 28 SCH patients and 51 controls. Non-stationarity was estimated in the conventional electroencephalography frequency bands by means of Kullback-Leibler divergence (KLD). Relative power (RP) was also computed to assess a possible complementarity with KLD. Main results. Results showed a widespread statistically significant increase in the level of non-stationarity from baseline to response in all frequency bands for both groups. Statistically significant differences in non-stationarity were found between SCH patients and controls in beta-2 and in the alpha band. SCH patients showed more non-stationarity in the left parieto-occipital region during the baseline window in the beta-2 band. A leave-one-out cross validation classification study with feature selection based on binary stepwise logistic regression to discriminate between SCH patients and controls provided a positive predictive value of 72.73% and negative predictive value of 78.95%. Significance. KLD can characterize transient neural reorganization during an attentional task in response to novelty and relevance. Our findings suggest anomalous reorganization of neural dynamics in SCH during an oddball task. The abnormal frequency-dependent modulation found in SCH patients during relevant tones is in agreement with the hypothesis of aberrant salience detection in SCH. The increase in non-stationarity in the alpha band during the active task supports the notion that this band is involved in top-down processing. The baseline differences in the beta-2 band suggest that hyperactivation of the default mode network during attention tasks may be related to SCH symptoms. Furthermore, the classification

  18. Central actions of a novel and selective dopamine antagonist

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    1985-01-01

    Receptors for the neurotransmitter dopamine traditionally have been divided into two subgroups: the D 1 class, which is linked to the stimulation of adenylate cyclase-activity, and the D 2 class which is not. There is much evidence suggesting that it is the D 2 class which is not. There is much evidence suggesting that it is the D 2 dopamine receptor that mediates the physiological and behavioral actions of dopamine in the intact animal. However, the benzazepine SCH23390 is a dopamine antagonist which has potent behavioral actions while displaying apparent neurochemical selectivity for the D 1 class of dopamine receptors. The purpose of this dissertation was to (1) confirm and characterize this selectivity, and (2) test certain hypothesis related to possible modes of action of SCH233390. The inhibition of adenylate cyclase by SCH23390 occurred via an action at the dopamine receptor only. A radiolabeled analog of SCH23390 displayed the receptor binding properties of a specific high-affinity ligand, and regional receptor densities were highly correlated with dopamine levels. The subcellular distribution of [ 3 H]-SCH23390 binding did not correspond completely with that of dopamine-stimulated adenylate cyclase. The neurochemical potency of SCH23390 as a D 1 receptor antagonist was preserved following parental administration. A variety of dopamine agonists and antagonists displayed a high correlation between their abilities to compete for [ 3 H]-SCH23390 binding in vitro and to act at an adenylate cyclase-linked receptor. Finally, the relative affinities of dopamine and SCH23390 for both D 1 receptors and [ 3 H]-SCH23390 binding sites were comparable. It is concluded that the behavioral effects of SCH23390 are mediated by actions at D 1 dopamine receptors only, and that the physiological importance of this class of receptors should be reevaluated

  19. Heating Changes Bio-Schwertmannite Microstructure and Arsenic(III Removal Efficiency

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    Full Text Available Schwertmannite (Sch is an efficient adsorbent for arsenic(III removal from arsenic(III-contaminated groundwater. In this study, bio-schertmannite was synthesized in the presence of dissolved ferrous ions and Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans LX5 in a culture media. Bio-synthesized Sch characteristics, such as total organic carbon (TOC, morphology, chemical functional groups, mineral phase, specific surface area, and pore volume were systematically studied after it was dried at 105 °C and then heated at 250–550 °C. Differences in arsenic(III removal efficiency between 105 °C dried-sch and 250–550 °C heated-sch also were investigated. The results showed that total organic carbon content in Sch and Sch weight gradually decreased when temperature increased from 105 °C to 350 °C. Sch partly transformed to another nanocrystalline or amorphous phase above 350 °C. The specific surface area of 250 °C heated-sch was 110.06 m2/g compared to 5.14 m2/g for the 105 °C dried-sch. Total pore volume of 105 °C dried-sch was 0.025 cm3/g with 32.0% mesopore and 68.0% macropore. However, total pore volume of 250 °C heated-mineral was 0.106 cm3/g with 23.6% micropore, 33.0% mesopore, and 43.4% macropore. The arsenic(III removal efficiency from an initial 1 mg/L arsenic(III solution (pH 7.5 was 25.1% when 0.25 g/L of 105 °C dried-sch was used as adsorbent. However, this efficiency increased to 93.0% when using 250 °C heated-sch as adsorbent. Finally, the highest efficiency for arsenic(III removal was obtained with sch-250 °C due to high amounts of sorption sites in agreement with the high specific surface area (SSA obtained for this sample.

  20. Evaluation of fish kills during November 1986 and July 1987 in upper East Fork Poplar Creek near the Y-12 Plant

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    The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) investigated two fish kills that occurred on November 21, 1986, and July 9, 1987, in upper East Fork Poplar Creek at the outfall of New Hope Pond (NHP) below the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. Investigative procedures included sampling of water at the inlet and outfall of NHP for water quality, examination of operating procedures at the Y-12 Plant and in the biomonitoring program that may have adversely affected the fish populations, review of results of concurrent ambient toxicity tests of the inlet and outfall water of NHP, autopsy investigations of the cause of death of the stonerollers, and laboratory experimentation to evaluate potential causes. The investigations revealed that the cause of death was bacterial hemorrhagic septicemia caused by Aeromonas hydrophila, which is a stress-mediated disease. The specific stressor responsible for the outbreak of the disease was not identified. Several possible stresses were indicated, including elevated concentrations of mercury and chlorine, excessive electroshocking activity, and elevated levels of the pathogen. Cumulative stress due to the combination of several factors was also suggested. Elevated temperatures and overcrowding may have enhanced the spread of the epizootic but were not the primary causes. The impact on the stoneroller population below NHP was not ecologically significant. 23 refs., 3 figs., 12 tabs.

  1. Elujoba Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. (2012) 9(3S):81-82 81

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    an intellectual thing of beauty and it is our joy forever. On this note ... the evolution of herbal industry in the AFRO region, improved health care delivery among the people as well as bringing about ... 2007; and NHP, 2008). as evidence of standardization of the medicinal plants is what the herbal industry has been waiting for ...

  2. Risk Factors for Nursing Home Placement in Alzheimer's Disease: A Longitudinal Study of Cognition, ADL, Service Utilization, and Cholinesterase Inhibitor Treatment

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    Wattmo, Carina; Wallin, Asa K.; Londos, Elisabet; Minthon, Lennart

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    Purpose of the Study: To identify risk factors for early nursing home placement (NHP) in Alzheimer's disease (AD), focusing on the impact of longitudinal change in cognition, activities of daily living (ADL), service utilization, and cholinesterase inhibitor treatment (ChEI). Design and Methods: In an open, 3-year, prospective, multicenter study…

  3. Adams National Historic Park Trolley Vehicle Replacement Selection Analysis

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    Adams NHP owns three trolley vehicles that were purchased in the early 2000s and, while their accrued mileage remains low, they have reached the end of their useful lives due in large part to vehicle parts becoming unavailable. Both the original trol...

  4. Prevalence of gastro-intestinal parasites in primates and their ...

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    All the red patas, mangabey and mandrill monkeys and 90.9% (10/11) of the green monkeys were infested. There were higher infestation rates in young NHP than in adults (P<0.05). The infestation rate in males and females were the same (61.1%). The most prevalent gastro-intestinal parasites were Trichuris trichiura ...

  5. Identification and functional comparison of seven-transmembrane G-protein-coupled BILF1 receptors in recently discovered nonhuman primate lymphocryptoviruses

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    Spiess, Katja; Fares, Suzan; Sparre-Ulrich, Alexander H

    2015-01-01

    EBV and 12 previously uncharacterized nonhuman primate (NHP) lymphocryptoviruses (LCVs). Phylogenetic analysis defined 3 BILF1 clades, corresponding to LCVs of New World monkeys (clade A) or Old World monkeys and great apes (clades B and C). Common functional properties were suggested by a high degree...

  6. Early- versus Late-Onset Alzheimer Disease: Long-Term Functional Outcomes, Nursing Home Placement, and Risk Factors for Rate of Progression

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    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aims: Whether age at onset influences functional deterioration in Alzheimer disease (AD is unclear. We, therefore, investigated risk factors for progression in activities of daily living (ADL and nursing home placement (NHP in cholinesterase inhibitor (ChEI-treated patients with early-onset AD (EOAD versus late-onset AD (LOAD. Methods: This 3-year, prospective, observational, multicenter study included 1,017 participants with mild-to-moderate AD; 143 had EOAD (onset <65 years and 874 LOAD (onset ≥65 years. Possible sociodemographic and clinical factors that could affect functional outcome and NHP were analyzed using mixed-effects models and logistic regression, respectively. Results: Younger individuals exhibited longer illness duration before AD diagnosis, whereas 6-month functional response to ChEI therapy, 3-year changes in ADL capacities, time from diagnosis to NHP, and survival time in nursing homes were similar between the groups. In LOAD, a higher ChEI dose, no antidepressant use, and lower education level were protective factors for slower instrumental ADL (IADL decline. In EOAD, antihypertensives/cardiac therapy implied faster IADL progression but lower risk of NHP. Conclusion: This study highlights the clinical importance of an earlier diagnosis and treatment initiation and the need for functional evaluations in EOAD. Despite the age differences between EOAD and LOAD, a similar need for nursing homes was observed.

  7. Management of uterine fibroids at the University of Ilorin Teaching ...

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    Management of uterine fibroids at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital: A 5 year review. A Aiyeyemi, AAG Jimoh, OR Balogun. Abstract. No Abstract. Full Text: EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT · http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/nhp.v2i5.53441 · AJOL African Journals ...

  8. A Practical Approach for Designing Breeding Groups to Maximize Genetic Diversity in a Large Colony of Captive Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta).

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    Vinson, Amanda; Raboin, Michael J

    2015-11-01

    Limited guidance is available on practical approaches for maintaining genetic diversity in large NHP colonies that support biomedical research, despite the fact that reduced diversity in these colonies is likely to compromise the application of findings in NHP to human disease. In particular, constraints related to simultaneously housing, breeding, and providing ongoing veterinary care for thousands of animals with a highly complex social structure creates unique challenges for genetic management in these colonies. Because the composition of new breeding groups is a critical component of genetic management, here we outline a 3-stage protocol for forming new breeding groups of NHP that is aimed at maximizing genetic diversity in the face of frequent restrictions on age, sex, and numbers of animals per breeding group. As an example application of this protocol, we describe optimal combinations of rhesus macaques from an analysis of candidate animals available for breeding in July 2013, selected from among the approximately 4000 macaques maintained at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. In addition, a simulation study to explore the genetic diversity in breeding groups formed by using this protocol, indicated an approximate 10-fold higher genome uniqueness, 50% lower mean kinship, and an 84-fold lower mean inbreeding coefficient among potential offspring within groups, when compared with a suboptimal group design. We conclude that this protocol provides a practical and effective approach to breeding group design for colony managers who want to prevent the loss of genetic diversity in large, semiisolated NHP colonies.

  9. Nigerian Hospital Practice - Vol 6, No 1-2 (2010)

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    Evaluation and Management of The Child with Failure to Thrive · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. A.N Onyiriuka. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/nhp.v6i1-2.62334 ...

  10. The Effects of Forward Head Posture on Neck Extensor Muscle Thickness: An Ultrasonographic Study.

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    Goodarzi, Fereshte; Rahnama, Leila; Karimi, Noureddin; Baghi, Raziyeh; Jaberzadeh, Shapour

    2018-01-01

    This study aimed to compare neck extensor muscle thickness, thickness changes, and strength between participants with forward head posture (FHP) and controls with normal head posture (NHP). Twenty college students with FHP (mean age 21.30 ± 2.36 years) and 20 students with NHP (mean age 21.85 ± 2.78 years) participated in this case-control study. The thickness of neck extensor muscles was measured at rest and at maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC). In addition, the craniovertebral angle (CVA) was calculated. To compare thickness changes between the 2 groups and among 5 muscles, a 2-way repeated measures analysis of variance was applied. In addition, Pearson's correlation test was performed to investigate the relationship between neck extensor MVIC and CVA. The FHP group demonstrated lower MVIC compared with the NHP group (P = .03). Semispinalis capitis showed the smallest thickness changes during neck extensor MVIC in FHP compared with the controls (P < .001). However, no significant difference in terms of muscle thickness was observed between the 2 groups at the state of rest (P = .16-.99). A positive association was also found between the MVIC and CVA (P = .02). Semispinalis capitis had less thickness changes during MVIC of neck extensors in individuals with FHP compared with those with NHP. This indirectly implies lower activity of this muscle in FHP condition. This study finding may help researchers develop therapeutic exercise protocols to manage FHP. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  11. Nottingham health profile a reliable tool to measure quality of life of ...

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    The objective of this study is to determine if Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) can be a useful tool in the Philippines. Eighty patients undergoing hemodialysis in the dialysis unit of our hospital were enrolled for this study. Sixty-nine patients completed the study. Comparative analysis revealed significant difference in social ...

  12. Genome editing in nonhuman primates: approach to generating human disease models.

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    Chen, Y; Niu, Y; Ji, W

    2016-09-01

    Nonhuman primates (NHPs) are superior than rodents to be animal models for the study of human diseases, due to their similarities in terms of genetics, physiology, developmental biology, social behaviour and cognition. Transgenic animals have become a key tool in functional genomics to generate models for human diseases and validate new drugs. However, until now, progress in the field of transgenic NHPs has been slow because of technological limitations. Many human diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders, are caused by mutations in endogenous genes. Fortunately, recent developments in precision gene editing have led to the generation of NHP models for human diseases. Since 2014, there have been several reports of the generation of monkey models using transcription activator-like endonucleases (TALENs) or clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR/Cas9); some of these NHP models showed symptoms that were much closer to those of human diseases than have been seen previously in mouse models. No off-targeting was observed in the NHP models, and multiple gene knockout and biallelic mutants were feasible with low efficiency. These findings suggest that there are many possibilities to establish NHP models for human diseases that can mimic human diseases more faithfully than rodent models. © 2016 The Association for the Publication of the Journal of Internal Medicine.

  13. Nigerian Hospital Practice - Vol 5, No 6 (2010)

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    child transmission of HIV in Rivers State, Nigeria · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. C.I Tobin-West, M.M Mezie-Okoye. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/nhp.v5i6.62324 ...

  14. Nigerian Hospital Practice - Vol 7, No 5-6 (2011)

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    Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease amongst Mothers of Under-Fives in Ekosodin community, Edo state, Nigeria. EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. BI Abhulimhen-Iyoba, ME Odunvbun, AA Okolo, 57-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/nhp.v7i5-6.70347 ...

  15. ORF Alignment: NT_033779 [GENIUS II[Archive

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  16. Schisandrin B: A Double-Edged Sword in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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    Full Text Available Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD is a spectrum of liver lesions ranging from hepatic steatosis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, hepatic cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. The high global prevalence of NAFLD has underlined the important public health implications of this disease. The pathogenesis of NAFLD involves the abnormal accumulation of free fatty acids, oxidative stress, endoplasmic reticulum (ER stress, and a proinflammatory state in the liver. Schisandrin B (Sch B, an active dibenzooctadiene lignan isolated from the fruit of Schisandra chinensis (a traditional Chinese herb, was found to possess antihyperlipidemic, antioxidant, anti-ER stress, and anti-inflammatory activities in cultured hepatocytes in vitro and in rodent livers in vivo. Whereas a long-term, low dose regimen of Sch B induces an antihyperlipidemic response in obese mice fed a high fat diet, a single bolus high dose of Sch B increases serum/hepatic lipid levels in mice. This differential action of Sch B is likely related to a dose/time-dependent biphasic response on lipid metabolism in mice. The hepatoprotection afforded by Sch B against oxidative stress, ER stress, and inflammation has been widely reported. The ensemble of results suggests that Sch B may offer potential as a therapeutic agent for NAFLD. The optimal dose and duration of Sch B treatment need to be established in order to ensure maximal efficacy and safety when used in humans.

  17. Are There Differences in Neurocognition and Social Cognition Among Adolescents with Schizophrenia, a Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Both Disorders?

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    Waris, Petra; Tani, Pekka; Lindberg, Nina; Lipsanen, Jari; Kettunen, Kirsi; Kaltiala-Heino, Riittakerttu; Saarimaa, Leena-Kaisa; Reinvall, Outi; Voutilainen, Arja; Hokkanen, Laura

    2016-01-01

    Schizophrenia (SCH) and pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) belong to different diagnostic categories. There is, however, overlap between these 2 diagnostic groups. The aim of this preliminary study was to evaluate some aspects of neurocognitions and social cognitions in adolescents with SCH (n = 10, 2 boys and 8 girls; age range = 13.3-17.7 years), a PDD (n = 15, 7 boys and 8 girls; age range = 13.3-18.0 years), or both disorders (n = 8, 5 boys and 3 girls; age range = 13.5-18 years). Eight subtests (Information, Similarities, Arithmetic, Comprehension, Picture Completion, Coding B, Block Design, and Object Assembly) of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Third Version and 2 subtests (Theory of Mind [ToM] and Affect Recognition) of the NEPSY-II were administered. Adolescents with both disorders and those with a PDD only performed better on visual processing tasks than did adolescents with SCH only. On the other hand, adolescents with both disorders as well as those with SCH only experienced more problems with processing speed than did adolescents with a PDD only. Adolescents with SCH only performed significantly more poorly with verbal ToM tasks compared with those with a PDD only. Adolescents with both disorders performed as well as those with SCH only. All in all, our preliminary findings support the current idea that SCH and PDDs are separate disorders.

  18. Impact of parity on ewe vaginal mechanical properties relative to the nonhuman primate and rodent.

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    Knight, Katrina M; Moalli, Pamela A; Nolfi, Alexis; Palcsey, Stacy; Barone, William R; Abramowitch, Steven D

    2016-08-01

    Parity is the leading risk factor for the development of pelvic organ prolapse. To assess the impact of pregnancy and delivery on vaginal tissue, researchers commonly use nonhuman primate (NHP) and rodent models. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ewe as an alternative model by investigating the impact of parity on the ewe vaginal mechanical properties and collagen structure. Mechanical properties of 15 nulliparous and parous ewe vaginas were determined via uniaxial tensile tests. Collagen content was determined by hydroxyproline assay and collagen fiber thickness was analyzed using picrosirius red staining. Outcome measures were compared using Independent samples t or Mann-Whitney U tests. ANOVA (Gabriel's pairwise post-hoc test) or the Welch Alternative for the F-ratio (Games Howell post-hoc test) was used to compare data with previously published NHP and rodent data. Vaginal tissue from the nulliparous ewe had a higher tangent modulus and tensile strength compared with the parous ewe (p ewe vagina elongated 42 % more than the nulliparous ewe vagina (p = 0.015). No significant differences were observed in collagen structure among ewe vaginas. The tangent modulus of the nulliparous ewe vagina was not different from that of the NHP or rodent (p = 0.290). Additionally, the tangent moduli of the parous ewe and NHP vaginas did not differ (p = 0.773). Parity has a negative impact on the mechanical properties of the ewe vagina, as also observed in the NHP. The ewe may serve as an alternative model for studying parity and ultimately prolapse development.

  19. An inventory of terrestrial mammals at national parks in the Northeast Temperate Network and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

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    Gilbert, Andrew T.; O'Connell, Allan F.; Annand, Elizabeth M.; Talancy, Neil W.; Sauer, John R.; Nichols, James D.

    2008-01-01

    An inventory of mammals was conducted during 2004 at nine national park sites in the Northeast Temperate Network (NETN): Acadia National Park (NP), Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (NHP), Minute Man NHP, Morristown NHP, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site (NHS), Saint-Gaudens NHS, Saugus Iron Works NHS, Saratoga NHP, and Weir Farm NHS. Sagamore Hill NHS, part of the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network (NCBN), was also surveyed. Each park except Acadia NP was sampled twice, once in the winter/spring and again in the summer/fall. During the winter/spring visit, indirect measure (IM) sampling arrays were employed at 2 to 16 stations and included sampling by remote cameras, cubby boxes (covered trackplates), and hair traps. IM stations were established and re-used during the summer/fall sampling period. Trapping was conducted at 2 to 12 stations at all parks except Acadia NP during the summer/fall period and consisted of arrays of small-mammal traps, squirrel-sized live traps, and some fox-sized live traps. We used estimation-based procedures and probabilistic sampling techniques to design this inventory. A total of 38 species was detected by IM sampling, trapping, and field observations. Species diversity (number of species) varied among parks, ranging from 8 to 24, with Minute Man NHP having the most species detected. Raccoon (Procyon lotor), Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana), Fisher (Martes pennanti), and Domestic Cat (Felis silvestris) were the most common medium-sized mammals detected in this study and White-footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus), Northern Short-tailed Shrew (Blarina brevicauda), Deer Mouse (P. maniculatus), and Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) the most common small mammals detected. All species detected are considered fairly common throughout their range including the Fisher, which has been reintroduced in several New England states. We did not detect any state or federal endangered or threatened species.

  20. 2014 European Thyroid Association Guidelines for the Management of Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy and in Children

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    Lazarus, John; Brown, Rosalind S.; Daumerie, Chantal; Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, Alicja; Negro, Roberto; Vaidya, Bijay

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    This guideline has been produced as the official statement of the European Thyroid Association guideline committee. Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) in pregnancy is defined as a thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level above the pregnancy-related reference range with a normal serum thyroxine concentration. Isolated hypothyroxinaemia (defined as a thyroxine level below the 2.5th centile of the pregnancy-related reference range with a normal TSH level) is also recognized in pregnancy. In the majority of SCH the cause is autoimmune thyroiditis but may also be due to iodine deficiency. The cause of isolated hypothyroxinaemia is usually not apparent, but iodine deficiency may be a factor. SCH and isolated hypothyroxinaemia are both associated with adverse obstetric outcomes. Levothyroxine therapy may ameliorate some of these with SCH but not in isolated hypothyroxinaemia. SCH and isolated hypothyroxinaemia are both associated with neuro-intellectual impairment of the child, but there is no evidence that maternal levothyroxine therapy improves this outcome. Targeted antenatal screening for thyroid function will miss a substantial percentage of women with thyroid dysfunction. In children SCH (serum TSH concentration >5.5-10 mU/l) normalizes in >70% and persists in the majority of the remaining patients over the subsequent 5 years, but rarely worsens. There is a lack of studies examining the impact of SCH on the neuropsychological development of children under the age of 3 years. In older children, the evidence for an association between SCH and impaired neuropsychological development is inconsistent. Good quality studies examining the effect of treatment of SCH in children are lacking. PMID:25114871

  1. Ordinance for Protection against the Harmful Effects of Ionizing Radiation (Radiation Protection Ordinance (StrlSchV)). As of 13 October 1976 (BGBl. I p. 2905, 1977 I p. 184, 269), as announced on 30 June 1989 (BGBl. I p. 1321, 1926), as last amended by the law on medical products of 2 August 1994 (BGBl. I p 1963). Full authentic text with annotations by Ernst Witt and Erich Jaeger. 9. ed.

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    Subsequent to the law on medical products, as of 2 August 1994 (BGBl. I p. 1963), some provisions of the Radiation Protection Ordinance required amendment. Other amendments included in this 9th edition had become necessary as a result of paragraph 78 of the Eisenbahnneuordnungsgesetz (revision of the law on carriage of goods by rail) of 27 December 1993 (BGBl. I p. 2378), -amendment to paragraph 9, sub-sec. 3, No.1 Rad. Prot. Ordinance-, Art. 8 paragraph 11 of the Gesundheitseinrichtungen-Neuordnungs-Gesetz of 24 June 1994 (BGBl. I p. 1416 - amendment to paragraph 41 -, as weel as of Art. 7 of the 31st Amendment to the Penal Code of 27 June 1994 (BGBl. I p. 1440) - amendment to paragraph 87 Rad. Prot. Ordinance -. The provisions of the new law on medical products, which represents the national law equivalent to EU Directives 90/385/EU, on radioactive medical implants, and 93/42/EU, on medical products, establish the clear distinction to be made between equipment, instruments and supplies containing radioactive substances, thus being subject to the Radiation Protection Ordinance, and articles, equipment, instruments and supplies which are exclusively subject to the law on medical products. (orig./HP) [de

  2. Concurrent neutral endopeptidase and ACE inhibition in experimental heart failure: renal and hormonal effects

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    1993-01-01

    and hormonal effects of SCH 34826, an orally active NEP inhibitor, were studied in a coronary-ligation model of experimental CHF in the rat. The effects were compared to those of captopril. The drugs were also administered in combination. In anaesthetized rats with CHF, SCH 34826 (90 mg kg-1 sc) elevated...... 34826 enhanced natriuresis in controls but not in rats with CHF. Captopril (0.2 mg ml-1 in drinking water) enhanced natriuresis in CHF rats and both natriuresis and kaliuresis in controls. When SCH 34826 and captopril were combined, natriuresis was potentiated in control rats as compared with captopril...... alone; in rats with CHF, however, a brisk kaliuresis was seen. The excretion of cyclic guanosine monophosphate was enhanced in CHF rats by 52% during treatment with SCH 34826 but not with captopril or combination of the two drugs. Moreover, captopril suppressed aldosterone excretion both in CHF rats...

  3. Riho Pätsi stipendiaadid on teada / Mõttus Anu

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    2005-01-01

    Türi Gümnaasiumi muusikaõpetajast Tiiu Schütsist, Tallinna Saksa Gümnaasiumi direktorist ja muusikaõpetajast Külli Puhkimist, helilooja Piret Ripsist ja Tallinna Ülikooli muusikadidaktika lektorist Maia Muldmast

  4. 76 FR 74121 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment; Ambulatory Surgical...

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    ... Business Administration SCH Sole Community Hospital SDP Single Drug Pricer SI Status Indicator TEP... Programs: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment; Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment; Hospital Value-Based... Programs: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment; Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment; Hospital Value-Based...

  5. Muusikamaailm / Priit Kuusk

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    1999-01-01

    Lätis jagati kõrgeimaid muusikalisi autasusid, Deliuse ooper esietendus Glasgow's, Helsingi linnaorkester tuuril, Salzburgi Mozarti nädala laureaatidest ja Schönbergi ooperi "Mooses ja Aaron" esiettekandest Metropolitanis

  6. „Aber bitte kein Infotainment!"

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    2009-01-01

    Warum sind manche Zeitungen erfolgreich, andere nicht? Seit 13 Jahren befasst sich Klaus Schönbach mit dieser Frage. Mehr als 500 Tageszeitungen hat der Medienforscher untersucht und ist zu erstaunlichen Ergebnissen gekommen.

  7. A comparative study of event-related coupling patterns during an auditory oddball task in schizophrenia

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    Bachiller, Alejandro; Poza, Jesús; Gómez, Carlos; Molina, Vicente; Suazo, Vanessa; Hornero, Roberto

    2015-02-01

    Objective. The aim of this research is to explore the coupling patterns of brain dynamics during an auditory oddball task in schizophrenia (SCH). Approach. Event-related electroencephalographic (ERP) activity was recorded from 20 SCH patients and 20 healthy controls. The coupling changes between auditory response and pre-stimulus baseline were calculated in conventional EEG frequency bands (theta, alpha, beta-1, beta-2 and gamma), using three coupling measures: coherence, phase-locking value and Euclidean distance. Main results. Our results showed a statistically significant increase from baseline to response in theta coupling and a statistically significant decrease in beta-2 coupling in controls. No statistically significant changes were observed in SCH patients. Significance. Our findings support the aberrant salience hypothesis, since SCH patients failed to change their coupling dynamics between stimulus response and baseline when performing an auditory cognitive task. This result may reflect an impaired communication among neural areas, which may be related to abnormal cognitive functions.

  8. [Christian Westerhoff. Zwangsarbeit im Ersten Weltkrieg. Deutsche Arbeitskräftepolitik im besetzten Polen und Litauen 1914-1918, Tilman Plath.Zwischen Schonung und Menschenjagden. Die Arbeitseinsatzpolitik in den baltischen Generalbezirken des Reich

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    Arvustus: Westerhoff, Christian. Zwangsarbeit im Ersten Weltkrieg. Deutsche Arbeitskräftepolitik im besetzten Polen und Litauen 1914-1918 (Studien zur historischen Migrationsforschung, 25). Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh. Padeborn 2011

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  12. Eupithecia gypsophilata, a new species in the graphata species group of the genus Eupithecia Curtis (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae).

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    Skou, Peder; Mironov, Vladimir; Rietz, Hartmut

    2017-05-29

    A new species of the geometrid genus Eupithecia is described from Spain: Eupithecia gypsophilata sp. n. This species belongs to the graphata species group and is somewhat similar externally to Eupithecia gemellata Herrich-Schäffer, 1861.

  13. Reference: 352 [Arabidopsis Phenome Database[Archive

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  14. Synchrotron radiation based STXM analysis and micro-XRF mapping of differential expression of extracellular thiol groups by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans grown on Fe(2+) and S(0).

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    Xia, Jin-Lan; Liu, Hong-Chang; Nie, Zhen-Yuan; Peng, An-An; Zhen, Xiang-Jun; Yang, Yun; Zhang, Xiu-Li

    2013-09-01

    The differential expression of extracellular thiol groups by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans grown on substrates Fe(2+) and S(0) was investigated by using synchrotron radiation based scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) imaging and microbeam X-ray fluorescence (μ-XRF) mapping. The extracellular thiol groups (SH) were first alkylated by iodoacetic acid forming Protein-SCH2COOH and then the P-SCH2COOH was marked by calcium ions forming P-SCH2COOCa. The STXM imaging and μ-XRF mapping of SH were based on analysis of SCH2COO-bonded Ca(2+). The results indicated that the thiol group content of A. ferrooxidans grown on S(0) is 3.88 times to that on Fe(2+). Combined with selective labeling of SH by Ca(2+), the STXM imaging and μ-XRF mapping provided an in situ and rapid analysis of differential expression of extracellular thiol groups. © 2013.

  15. Marco Polona Veneetsia biennaalil / Ants Juske

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    Veneetsia biennaalil silmahakanud väljapanekutest. Biennaali preemiad: Kuldne Lõvi saksa kunstnikule Thomas Schüttele, Noore kunstniku preemia guatemaala kunstnikule Regina Jose Galindole, parim rahvuslik väljapanek - Prantsuse paviljon

  16. A Lírica Expressionista de Gottfried Benn

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    Full Text Available Durch ein close reading zweier der bekanntesten Gedichte aus der Sammlung Morgue (1912 von Gottfried Benn - Kleine Aster und Schöne Jugend - wird der deutsche Expressionismus definiert und in seinen Merkmalen erklärt.

  17. The multiplicity of the D-1 dopamine receptor

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    1986-01-01

    The authors have sought to address two questions of some neuropharmacological importance in this chapter. First, they examine the nature of mechanisms by which dopamine initiates many psychopharmacological effects and, second, they study the possibility of designing highly specific drugs targeted only at a selected subpopulation of dopamine receptors. Effects of SCH23390 and haloperidol on concentrations of dopamine, DOPAC, and HVA in various rat brain regions are shown. In addition, the effects of SCH23390 on the in vivo binding of dipropyl-5, 6-ADTN are shown. Differential distribution of a dopamine sensitive adenylate cyclase and ( 3 H)-SCH23390 binding sites are examined. A model is presented of D 1 dopamine receptors in membrane, illustrating the lack of identity of some of the ( 3 H)-SCH23390 binding sites with the dopamine receptor linked to stimulation of cAMP synthesis

  18. Detection of Surface-Linked Polychlorinated Biphenyls using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Spectroscopy

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    Rindzevicius, Tomas; Barten, Jan; Vorobiev, Mikhail

    2017-01-01

    We present an improved procedure for analytical detection of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy. A gold-capped silicon nanopillar substrate was utilized to concentrate PCB molecules within an area of high electromagnetic fields through...... formation of microsized nanopillar clusters, and consequently, so-called “hot spots” can be formed. In order to improve PCB detection limit, 3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB77) compounds were chemically modified with a – SCH3 (PCB77-SCH3) group. Experimental and numerical analysis of vibrational modes...... showed only minor differences between standard PCB77 and PCB77-SCH3. Consequently, we observe significantly increased SERS signals for –SCH3 modified PCB77 while retaining most vibrational modes that characterize standard PCB77. Results point towards more efficient path for detecting different PCB...

  19. Subclinical hypothyroidism

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    Bak, Peter; Hjortshøj, Cristel S; Gaede, Peter

    2018-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Cyanotic congenital heart disease is a systemic disease, with effects on multiple organ systems. A high prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has been reported in a small cohort of cyanotic congenital heart disease patients. Subclinical hypothyroidism has been associated...... with various adverse cardiovascular effects, as well as an increased risk of progression to overt hypothyroidism. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of SCH in cyanotic congenital heart disease patients, consider possible etiologies, and evaluate thyroid function over time. METHODS: First, 90...... follow-up (6.5 ± 1.0 years), SCH (defined as ≥2 consecutive elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone values) was present in 26%. Three patients progressed to overt hypothyroidism. Patients with SCH were younger (34 ± 12 vs 42 ± 16 years; P = .01) and had a lower oxygen saturation (80 ± 5 vs 84 ± 6%; P = .03...

  20. The Soft Constraints Hypothesis: A Rational Analysis Approach to Resource Allocation for Interactive Behavior

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    Gray, Wayne D; Sims, Chris R; Schoelles, Michael J; Fu, Wai-Tat

    2006-01-01

    Soft constraints hypothesis (SCH) is a rational analysis approach that holds that the mixture of perceptual-motor and cognitive resources allocated for interactive behavior is adjusted based on temporal cost-benefit tradeoff...

  1. Interkulturelle Erwachsenenbildung

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    Interkulturelle Erwachsenenbildung / verantwortl. Red.: Ulrich Klemm. - Tübingen u.a. : Schöppe & Schwarzenbart, 1996. - (Zeitschrift für internationale Bildungsforschung und Entwicklungspädagogik ; 19/3)

  2. Joint Services Electronics Program.

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    Compound Semiconductors." 4 ......... I-*. Univesity of California. Berkeley Electronics Research Laboratory Joint Services Electronics Program August 15...reduction techniques [SCH-66,MCG- 73,HAM-75], for essentially i educing the proportionality constant. A significant portion of the probabilistic literature

  3. Rezension: Die Tode in Venedig/Morte a Venezia. Thomas Mann/Luchino Visconti: un confronto von Francesco Bono, Luigi Cimmino und Giorgio Pangaro (Hg.

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    Full Text Available Valerio Furneri rezensiert einen schönen, soeben in Italien erschienenen Band zum 'Tod in Venedig' bei Thomas Mann und Luchino Visconti, der erneut das interessante Forschungsfeld zwischen Kino und Literatur zum Gegenstand hat ...

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  6. Effects of 18 months of L-T4 replacement in women with subclinical hypothyroidism.

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    Adrees, M

    2012-02-01

    CONTEXT: Some of the cardiovascular and renal abnormalities seen in overt hypothyroidism have also been reported in subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH). Short-term L-T4 replacement in SCH improves cardiovascular risk markers and reduces carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), a surrogate marker of atherosclerosis. The haemodynamic and renal effects of L-T4 replacement in SCH are poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: To compare cardiovascular risk factors and renal variables in women with SCH and normal women. To study the effects of L-T4 replacement in SCH subjects on these variables and on structural and functional changes in common carotid and brachial arteries. DESIGN: Fifty-six women with SCH before and after L-T4 replacement for 18 months and 56 normal women of similar age distribution were studied. Blood Pressure (BP), plasma lipids and homocysteine were measured and renal function evaluated [estimation of glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using standard equations and measurement of serum Cystatin-C] in women with SCH before and after 18 months of l-T4, and in healthy women. CIMT and endothelial function (using brachial artery ultrasound) were studied before and after L-T4 in a subgroup of women with SCH. RESULTS: Systolic and diastolic BP, total cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL-cholesterol, lipoprotein(a) and homocysteine were greater in SCH (P < 0.05), and following L-T4 replacement decreased (P < 0.05) to levels that no longer differed from normal subjects. Estimated GFR was reduced and serum Cystatin-C increased (P < 0.05) in SCH. These variables also normalized following L-T4. Following L-T4 replacement the carotid artery baseline diameter increased by 7.1% and CIMT decreased by a mean value of 13%, while brachial artery diameter increased basally by 12.5% and following endothelium-dependent vasodilatation by 17.5% (P < 0.05). However, the increment following reactive hyperaemia did not differ before or following L-T4 replacement. CONCLUSION: Normalization of

  7. Bushmeat Hunting and Zoonotic Transmission of Simian T-Lymphotropic Virus 1 in Tropical West and Central Africa.

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    Mossoun, Arsène; Calvignac-Spencer, Sébastien; Anoh, Augustin E; Pauly, Maude S; Driscoll, Daniel A; Michel, Adam O; Nazaire, Lavry Grah; Pfister, Stefan; Sabwe, Pascale; Thiesen, Ulla; Vogler, Barbara R; Wiersma, Lidewij; Muyembe-Tamfum, Jean-Jacques; Karhemere, Stomy; Akoua-Koffi, Chantal; Couacy-Hymann, Emmanuel; Fruth, Barbara; Wittig, Roman M; Leendertz, Fabian H; Schubert, Grit

    2017-05-15

    Simian T-lymphotropic virus 1 (STLV-1) enters human populations through contact with nonhuman primate (NHP) bushmeat. We tested whether differences in the extent of contact with STLV-1-infected NHP bushmeat foster regional differences in prevalence of human T-lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1). Using serological and PCR assays, we screened humans and NHPs at two Sub-Saharan African sites where subsistence hunting was expected to be less (Taï region, Côte d'Ivoire [CIV]) or more (Bandundu region, Democratic Republic of the Congo [DRC]) developed. Only 0.7% of human participants were infected with HTLV-1 in CIV ( n = 574), and 1.3% of humans were infected in DRC ( n = 302). Two of the Ivorian human virus sequences were closely related to simian counterparts, indicating ongoing zoonotic transmission. Multivariate analysis of human demographic parameters and behavior confirmed that participants from CIV were less often exposed to NHPs than participants from DRC through direct contact, e.g., butchering. At the same time, numbers of STLV-1-infected NHPs were higher in CIV (39%; n = 111) than in DRC (23%; n = 39). We conclude that similar ultimate risks of zoonotic STLV-1 transmission-defined as the product of prevalence in local NHP and human rates of contact to fresh NHP carcasses-contribute to the observed comparable rates of HTLV-1 infection in humans in CIV and DRC. We found that young adult men and mature women are most likely exposed to NHPs at both sites. In view of the continued difficulties in controlling zoonotic disease outbreaks, the identification of such groups at high risk of NHP exposure may guide future prevention efforts. IMPORTANCE Multiple studies report a high risk for zoonotic transmission of blood-borne pathogens like retroviruses through contact with NHPs, and this risk seems to be particularly high in tropical Africa. Here, we reveal high levels of exposure to NHP bushmeat in two regions of Western and Central tropical Africa. We provide evidence

  8. Sensitivity and specificity of assessment instruments of quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Ribas, Silvana Almeida; Mendes, Selena Dubois; Pires, Laís Bittencourt; Viegas, Rafaela Brito; Souza, Israel; Barreto, Maurício; Castro, Martha; Baptista, Abrahão Fontes; Sá, Katia Nunes

    To check sensitivity and specificity of assessment instruments of QoL in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Accuracy study in a sample consisting of patients with confirmed diagnosis of RA. QoL questionnaires QV SF-36 (Gold Standard), HAQ and NHP were applied. The Pearson correlation coefficient, ROC curve, AUC and Youden Index (J) were used to analyze the data. This study enrolled 97 individuals with RA. The functional capacity estimated by SF-36 was correlated with the total score of HAQ (r=-0.666; p<0.001; J=0.579), while the emotional aspects of SF-36 were correlated with the emotional reactions domain of NHP (r=-0.316; p=0.005; J=0.341). The vitality domain of SF-36 was correlated with the level of energy of NHP (r=-0.362; p=0.001; J=0.302). For the evaluation of functional capacity (AUC=0.839; p<0.001) and physical aspect (AUC=0.755; p<0.001) the most accurate instrument was the HAQ. For evaluation of the impact of vitality, sleep (AUC=0.679; p=0.007), emotional reactions (AUC=0.674; p=0.009) and level of energy in QoL, the NHP (AUC=0.633; p=0.045) was the most specific and sensitive. In the evaluation of the emotional aspect domain, the most accurate instrument was the NHP in the "emotional reaction" score (AUC=0.699; p=0.003). The evaluation of pain was limited in the three instruments and SF-36 was the only one in assess of the domains of social aspects and general health status. For evaluation of the physical aspects in patients with RA, the HAQ is the most accurate. For evaluation of emotional aspects the NHP is the most indicated, although the SF-36 was the only one in the evaluation of general domains. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda.

  9. Funktionsanalyse von Hitzestressproteinen aus Lycopersicon esculentum

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    Die Hitzestressantwort stellt einen universellen Schutzmechanismus aller lebenden Organismen dar. Infolge einer Temperaturerhöhung werden Hitzestresstranskriptionsfaktoren (Hsf) aktiviert und bewirken eine gesteigerte Expression von Hitzestressproteinen (Hsp). Als molekulare Chaperone schützen diese die Zelle vor durch Hitze verursachten Schäden. In höheren Pflanzen ist dieses Phänomen sowohl auf der Ebene der Hsf als auch der Hsp besonders komplex. Das Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit war die Un...

  10. Physical model of Schrodinger's electron. Heisenberg convenient way for description of its quantum behaviour

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    2000-01-01

    The object of this paper is to discuss the physical interpretation of quantum behaviour of Schrodinger electron (SchEl) and bring to light on the cause for the Heisenberg convenient operator way of its describing, using the nonrelativistic quantum mechanics laws and its mathematical results. We describe the forced stochastically diverse circular oscillation motion, created by force of the electrical interaction of the SchEl's elementary electric charge with the electric intensity of the resul...

  11. The Social Life of Learning Theory

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    2013-01-01

    with organizational learning through Donald Schön's concept of “the reflective practitioner.” Schön's concepts provide the school manager with a vocabulary to criticize the destructive effects of New Public Management's linear steering technologies. The study also illustrates that expectations of reflective...... practitioners produce new uncertainties and managerial challenges, especially in manager-employee relations. The implications of these are discussed....

  12. The use of geographic information system as a tool for schistosomiasis surveillance in the province of Davao del Norte, the Philippines

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    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Schistosomiasis (SCH in The Philippines is caused by Schistosoma japonicum and remains endemic in 28 provinces in 12 regions. Effective SCH control requires describing areas at risk where control efforts may be focused. This study aims at demonstrating the utility of geographical information system (GIS as a tool for SCH surveillance in the province of Davao del Norte. Qualitative and quantitative data on SCH determinants, obtained from local government offices, partner agencies and institutions, were standardised, formatted and incorporated into a GIS map. Atrisk areas are described in terms of determinants and (variables, which included geography and climate (topography, temperature and flood-prone areas, agriculture (irrigation and land use, poverty (percentage of households with income below the poverty threshold, sanitation level (percentage of households with sanitary toilets, intermediate and reservoir hosts (presence of snail colonies and reservoir hosts as well as prevalence and treatment coverage. Endemic villages (barangays were generally found to be located in flood-prone areas in the lowlands near major rivers. New Corella has the highest poverty index among the SCH-endemic areas studied as well as the highest number of confirmed snail colonies. Among known endemic localities in Davao del Norte, Tagum City was found to be the only city meeting the poverty index target of <16.6%. Clustering of SCH cases were reported in six barangays ranging from 0.48% (8 out of 1,655 in Braulio Dujali to 2% (25 out of 1,405 in Asuncion. This study demonstrates the utility of GIS in predicting and assessing SCH risk, which allows prioritisation and allocation of control resources and delivery of services in areas at the highest risk for SCH.

  13. Prevalence and predictors of hyperprolactinemia in subclinical hypothyroidism.

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    Sharma, Lokesh Kumar; Sharma, Neera; Gadpayle, Adesh Kisanji; Dutta, Deep

    2016-11-01

    Hyperprolactinemia has been reported in 0-57% of primary hypothyroidism. Data on hyperprolactinemia in subclinical hypothyroidism (ScH) is scant and inconsistent. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and predictors of hyperprolactinemia in ScH. Consecutive patients diagnosed to have normal thyroid function, ScH or overt primary hypothyroidism underwent serum prolactin, gonadotropins, testosterone and estradiol estimation. Patients with pregnancy, pituitary adenomas, secondary hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, comorbid states and drug-induced hyperprolactinemia were excluded. From initially screened 4950 patients, hormonal data from 2848 individuals who fulfilled all criteria were analyzed. The occurrence of hyperprolactinemia (females:males) was highest in primary hypothyroidism (42.95%:39.53%) (n=192), followed by ScH (35.65%:31.61%) (n=770) and euthyroid individuals (2.32%:2.02%) (n=1886) (P10mIU/L (females: males) was 25.56%:20.73%, 49.07%:50% and 61.43%:35.71% respectively (Phypothyroidism. In females, testosterone was lowest in patients with primary hypothyroidism. In males, serum estradiol was significantly higher, and testosterone significantly lower in men with ScH and primary hypothyroidism. Regression analysis revealed serum TSH followed by free T 4 , to be best predictors of serum prolactin in both sexes. Hyperprolactinemia is common in ScH, especially in those with TSH>7.5mIU/L. ROC analysis confirmed that TSH≥7.51mIU/L in females and ≥8.33mIU/L in males had a sensitivity of ≈50% with a very high specificity of >90% in detecting hyperprolactinemia. Prolactin screening may be warranted in ScH with TSH>7.5mIU/L, and may form an indication for treating ScH. Copyright © 2016 European Federation of Internal Medicine. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    The E166 experiment: Development of an undulator-based polarized positron source for the international linear collider. J Kovermann A Stahl A A Mikhailichenko D Scott G A Moortgat-Pick V Gharibyan P Pahl R Pöschl K P Schüler K Laihem S Riemann A Schälicke R Dollan H Kolanoski T Lohse T Schweizer K T McDonald ...

  15. Effets du travail du sol sur le comportement chimique et biologique ...

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    31 juil. 2017 ... T6: Labour conventionnel pratiqué suite au labour du chisel sur 27-30 cm (LC-20 après L. chisel-27-30). Le schéma complet de l'expérience est donné dans le tableau 1. Tableau 1 : Schéma de l'expérience. Traitements. Rotation des cultures. 2002. 2003. 2004. 2005. 2006. 2007. 2008. Vesce + avoine.

  16. Thermodynamic aspects of heavy metal volatility during utilisation of the energetic and material fraction of waste materials; Schwermetallfluechtigkeit bei der energetischen und stofflichen Verwertung von Abfaellen aus der Sicht der Thermodynamik

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    Meyer, B.; Starke, A. [TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany). Inst. IEC

    1998-09-01

    Co-combustion plants, in which fuel is partly substituted by waste materials, are subject to the 17th BImSchV (Nuisance Control Ordinance) provided that the thermal fraction of 25% is not exceeded. Emission limits are calculated proportionately on the basis of limiting values for emissions from coal power stations (13th BImSchV) and waste incinerators (17th BImSchV). Compared to coal, waste has higher concentrations of heavy metals and halogens, which results in enhanced emissions of heavy metal compounds and chlorides with the flue gas and gasification gas. Plant operators intending to opt for co-combustion must check if the existing flue gas purification system is efficient enough to meet the specifications of the 17th BImSchV. In general, thermodynamic modelling is the most common method of evaluation and optimisation for high-temperature processes of this kind. (orig./SR) [Deutsch] Da bei der Mitverbrennung ein Teil des Brennstoffes durch den Reststoff substituiert wird, unterliegen diese Anlagen der Anteilsregelung nach 17. BImSchV, sofern ein thermischer Anteil von 25% nicht ueberschritten wird. Emissionsgrenzwerte werden anteilig aus den z.B. fuer Kohlekraftwerke gueltigen Grenzwerten nach TA Luft oder 13. BImSchV und denen fuer Abfaelle u.ae. nach 17 BImSchV ermittelt. Der hier betrachtete Reststoff Muell beinhaltet im Vergleich zur Kohle hohe Konzentrationen an Schwermetallen und Halogenen. Dies laesst eine erhoehte Emission von Schwermetallverbindungen und Chloriden mit dem Rauchgas bzw. Vergasungsgas erwarten. Es muss in jedem Fall ueberprueft werden, ob die vorhandene Rauchgasreinigung ausreicht, wenn bei der Mitverbrennung/-vergasung die Emissionsgrenzwerte der 17. BImSchV zur Anwendung kommen. Als Bewertungs- und Optimierungsmethode fuer derartige Hochtemperaturprozesse setzt sich die thermodynamische Modellierung zunehmend durch. (orig./SR)

  17. Final diagnosis in children with subclinical hypothyroidism and mutation analysis of the thyroid peroxidase gene (TPO).

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    Turkkahraman, Doga; Alper, Ozgul M; Aydin, Funda; Yildiz, Akin; Pehlivanoglu, Suray; Luleci, Guven; Akcurin, Sema; Bircan, Iffet

    2009-09-01

    To determine the final diagnosis of patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), and to perform mutation screening of the thyroid peroxidase gene (TPO). Infants with SCH without an identified etiology were included in the study. Patients with thyroid dysgenesis were excluded. Children > or = 2 years of age, and still on L-thyroxine (LT4) treatment underwent a diagnostic algorithm. After LT4 was discontinued for 4 weeks, thyroid function tests (TFT) were obtained. A perchlorate discharge test (PDT) was performed in patients with normal thyroid ultrasound but abnormal TFT. Sequence analysis of TPO was studied in all children who underwent a PDT. Forty-eight patients (23 males and 25 females) completed the trial. Among these children, 19 (39.5%) had transient SCH, and 29 (60.5%) had permanent SCH. Among patients with permanent SCH, 19 had thyroid hypoplasia, six had partial iodide organification defect with positive PDT, and four had other dyshormonogenesis with negative PDT. Mean LT4 dose before the medication ceased was 1.2 +/- 0.5 microg/kg/day in transient cases, and 1.7 +/- 0.4 in those with permanent SCH (p TPO mutation was detected. However, in five patients, seven different previously known TPO polymorphisms were detected: c.102C > G, L4L; > A, A576A; c.2088C > T, D666D; c.2263A > C, T725P; c.2630 T >C, V847A. LT4 treatment should be stopped after the age of 2 years in infants with SCH without a definite pathology of the thyroid gland to exclude cases with transient hypothyroidism. Additionally, we should consider particularly thyroid gland hypoplasia, and also partial defects in iodide organification in infants with SCH.

  18. The use of geographic information system as a tool for schistosomiasis surveillance in the province of Davao del Norte, the Philippines.

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    Belizario, Vicente Y; Delos Trinos, John Paul Caesar R; Silawan, Berne; De Veyra, Chiqui M; Hornido, Agapito; Amoguis, Hansel; Basalo, Dominic; Dema-Ala, Cherry; Mantilla, Irenn; Layan, Rosele

    2017-11-06

    Schistosomiasis (SCH) in The Philippines is caused by Schistosoma japonicum and remains endemic in 28 provinces in 12 regions. Effective SCH control requires describing areas at risk where control efforts may be focused. This study aims at demonstrating the utility of geographical information system (GIS) as a tool for SCH surveillance in the province of Davao del Norte. Qualitative and quantitative data on SCH determinants, obtained from local government offices, partner agencies and institutions, were standardised, formatted and incorporated into a GIS map. Atrisk areas are described in terms of determinants and (variables), which included geography and climate (topography, temperature and flood-prone areas), agriculture (irrigation and land use), poverty (percentage of households with income below the poverty threshold), sanitation level (percentage of households with sanitary toilets), intermediate and reservoir hosts (presence of snail colonies and reservoir hosts) as well as prevalence and treatment coverage. Endemic villages (barangays) were generally found to be located in flood-prone areas in the lowlands near major rivers. New Corella has the highest poverty index among the SCH-endemic areas studied as well as the highest number of confirmed snail colonies. Among known endemic localities in Davao del Norte, Tagum City was found to be the only city meeting the poverty index target of <16.6%. Clustering of SCH cases were reported in six barangays ranging from 0.48% (8 out of 1,655) in Braulio Dujali to 2% (25 out of 1,405) in Asuncion. This study demonstrates the utility of GIS in predicting and assessing SCH risk, which allows prioritisation and allocation of control resources and delivery of services in areas at the highest risk for SCH.

  19. Serum cholinesterase: a potential assistant biomarker for hand, foot, and mouth disease caused by enterovirus 71 infection.

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    Cheng, Bang-Ning; Jin, Yu-Lian; Chen, Bi-Quan; Zhu, Li-Yan; Xu, Zi-Cheng; Shen, Tao

    2016-03-29

    Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) caused by enterovirus 71 (EV71) is a potentially life-threatening infectious disease that commonly occurs in children. Diagnosis of HFMD caused by EV71 largely depends on clinical manifestations and rare serological biomarkers used to identify children suffering from HFMD. Serum cholinesterase (SChE) activity has frequently been reported as a potential biomarker for solid central nervous system tumors, chronic heart failure, and liver cirrhosis. However, its potential value in the diagnosis of neurotropic virus infections, such as HFMD caused by EV71, remains to be determined. In our study, 220 children hospitalized with HFMD caused by EV71, 34 inpatients infected with coxsackievirus A16 (CVA16), and 43 undefined enterovirus-infected HFMD inpatients were recruited at the Anhui Provincial Children's Hospital between January 2011 and December 2012. SChE activity was measured. The non-parametric Mann-Whitney U test showed that SChE activity in children diagnosed with HFMD caused by EV71 was significantly higher than in healthy controls (p  0.05). An important finding was that SChE activity declined in the recovery phase of HFMD caused by EV71 compared to the acute phase (p < 0.001). Elevated SChE activity was observed in patients with severe HFMD caused by EV71. Therefore, SChE might be a potential assistant biomarker for the diagnosis of HFMD caused by EV71 in children.

  20. Private Computer in der Schule: Zwischen schulischer Infrastruktur und Schulentwicklung

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    Full Text Available Der vorliegende Artikel diskutiert die Implikationen eines schulischen IT-Konzepts, das darauf basiert, dass die Schülerinnen und Schüler explizit von der Schule aufgefordert werden, ihre privaten Geräte mit in den Unterricht zu bringen (Bring your own devices, BYOD. In einer Fallstudie wurden schulische Akteure einer Gymnasialklasse in Deutschland gefragt, wie sich die Nutzung privater Geräte von Schülerinnen und Schüler im Unterricht, zu der sich die Klasse gemeinsam entschieden hat, auswirkt. Untersucht werden sollte, ob sich dabei Unterschiede zu bisherigen Ansätzen einer 1:1-Ausstattung an Schulen zeigen, bei denen jede Schülerin und jeder Schüler ein Gerät (i. d. Regel Laptop nutzt, das von der Schule organisiert und administriert wird. Als ein Ergebnis dieser Fallstudie kann festgehalten werden, dass von den Befragten keine inhaltlichen oder didaktischen Unterschiede zwischen der Nutzung privater Geräte und einer 1:1-Ausstattung mit schulisch organisierten Laptops wahrgenommen werden. Es zeigt sich vielmehr, dass organisatorische Prozesse bei der Integration digitaler Medien in Schulen erleichtert werden: Der Gerätesupport ist nicht mehr in dem bisherigen Umfang erforderlich, Ressourcen werden frei, um Fokus auf den didaktischen Einsatz digitaler Medien im Unterricht zu legen. Implikationen dieser Weiterentwicklung schulischer Infrastruktur werden vorgestellt und in Diskussionen um mediengestützte Schulentwicklung eingebettet.

  1. A monoclonal autoantibody that promotes central nervous system remyelination in a model of multiple sclerosis is a natural autoantibody encoded by germline immunoglobulin genes

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    Miller, D.J.; Rodriguez, M. [Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN (United States)

    1995-03-01

    Antibodies directed against self-Ags are frequently considered detrimental, and have been shown to play a pathogenic role in certain autoimmune diseases. However, the presence of autoreactive Abs in normal individuals suggests that some autoantibodies could participate in normal physiology. Our previous studies demonstrated that monoclonal autoantibodies SCH94.03 and SCH94.32, generated from the splenocytes of uninfected SJL/J mice injected with normal homogenized spinal cord, promote central nervous system remyelination when passively transferred into syngeneic mice chronically infected with Theiler`s murine encephalomyelitis virus, an established experimental model of multiple sclerosis. In this study we show that these two monoclonal autoantibodies are identical, and have phenotypic characteristics of natural autoantibodies. By using a solid phase assay system, SCH94.03 and SCH94.32 showed reactivity toward several protein Ags and chemical haptens, with prominent reactivity toward spectrin, (4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenyl) acetyl, and fluorescein. Sequence analysis showed that both SCH94.03 and SCH94.32 were encoded by identical germline Ig light chain V{sub K}10/J{sub K}l and heavy chain V23/DFL16.1/J{sub H}2 genes, with no definitive somatic mutations. These results indicate that a natural autoantibody participates in a beneficial physiologic response to central nervous system injury. 60 refs., 7 figs.

  2. Subclinical hypothyroidism does not influence the metabolic and hormonal profile of women with PCOS.

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    Trakakis, Eftihios; Pergialiotis, Vasilios; Hatziagelaki, Erifili; Panagopoulos, Periklis; Salloum, Ioannis; Papantoniou, Nikolaos

    2017-06-23

    Background Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is present in 5%-10% of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients. To date, its impact on the metabolic and hormonal profile of those women remains controversial. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the impact of SCH on the glycemic, lipid and hormonal profile of PCOS patients. Materials and methods We conducted a prospective case control study of patients that attended the Department of Gynecological Endocrinology of our hospital. Results Overall, 280 women with PCOS were enrolled during a time period of 7 years (2009-2015). Twenty-one patients (7.5%) suffered from SCH. The anthropometric characteristics were comparable among women with PCOS and those with SCH + PCOS. The prevalence of acne, hirsutism and anovulation did not differ. Significant differences were observed in the 2-h oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) (p = 0.003 for glucose and p = 0.046 for insulin). The QUICKI, Matsuda and homeostatic model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) indices where, however, similar. No difference in serum lipids was observed. Slightly elevated levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and testosterone were noted. The remaining hormonal parameters remained similar among groups. Similarly, the ovarian volume and the endometrial thickness did not differ. Conclusions The impact of SCH on the metabolic and hormonal profile of PCOS patients seems to be negligible. Future studies are needed in the field and their conduct in a multi-institutional basis seems to be required, given the small prevalence of SCH among women with PCOS.

  3. Subclinical Hypothyroidism in PCOS: Impact on Presentation, Insulin Resistance, and Cardiovascular Risk

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    Qun Yu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim of Study. To assess status of thyroid function and thyroid disorders particularly subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH in subjects with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS and impact of SCH on various clinical and biochemical parameters and cardiovascular risk in PCOS. Methods. Hundred females diagnosed with PCOS as per Rotterdam criteria and 100 normal controls were recruited and were subjected to elaborate anthropometric, clinical, and biochemical assessment. Results. Notable findings included significantly higher frequency of subjects with subclinical hypothyroidism (p=0.0002, autoimmune thyroiditis (p<0.001, and goitre (p=0.02 in polycystic ovarian syndrome subjects compared to control subjects. Further SCH PCOS subjects were found to harbor significantly higher HOMA-IR (p<0.05 and frequency of subjects with dyslipidemia (p<0.05 compared to both euthyroid PCOS and euthyroid control subjects. Though frequency of subjects with cardiovascular risk factors was higher in SCH PCOS group than euthyroid PCOS group, it failed to reach statistical significance. Conclusion. We concluded that PCOS is associated with high incidence of SCH and AIT compared to normal population and SCH poses increased risk of cardiovascular disorder in PCOS.

  4. Pain Relief in Nonhuman Primate Models of Arthritis.

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    Vierboom, Michel P M; Breedveld, Elia; Keehnen, Merei; Klomp, Rianne; Bakker, Jaco

    2017-01-01

    Animal models of rheumatoid arthritis are important in the elucidation of etiopathogenic mechanisms of the disease and for the development of promising new therapies. Species specificity of new biological compounds and their mode of action preclude safety and efficacy testing in rodent models of disease. Nonhuman primates (NHP) can fill this niche and provide the only relevant model. Over the last two decades models of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) were developed in the rhesus monkey and the common marmoset. However, NHP are higher-order animals and complex sentient beings. So especially in models where pain is an intricate part of the disease, analgesia needs to be addressed because of ethical considerations. In our model, a morphine-based pain relief was used that does not interfere with the normal development of disease allowing us to evaluate important mechanistic aspects of the arthritis.

  5. An overview of nonhuman primates in aging research.

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    Mattison, Julie A; Vaughan, Kelli L

    2017-08-01

    A graying human population and the rising costs of healthcare have fueled the growing need for a sophisticated translational model of aging. Nonhuman primates (NHPs) experience aging processes similar to humans and, as a result, provide an excellent opportunity to study a closely related species. Rhesus monkeys share >92% homology and are the most commonly studied NHP. However, their substantial size, long lifespan, and the associated expense are prohibitive factors. Marmosets are rapidly becoming the preferred NHP for biomedical testing due to their small size, low zoonotic risk, reproductive efficiency, and relatively low-cost. Both species experience age-related pathology similar to humans, such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and neurological decline. As a result, their use in aging research is paving the way to improved human health through a better understanding of the mechanisms of aging. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  6. Animal models of toxicology testing: the role of pigs.

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    Helke, Kristi L; Swindle, Marvin Michael

    2013-02-01

    In regulatory toxicological testing, both a rodent and non-rodent species are required. Historically, dogs and non-human primates (NHP) have been the species of choice of the non-rodent portion of testing. The pig is an appropriate option for these tests based on metabolic pathways utilized in xenobiotic biotransformation. This review focuses on the Phase I and Phase II biotransformation pathways in humans and pigs and highlights the similarities and differences of these models. This is a growing field and references are sparse. Numerous breeds of pigs are discussed along with specific breed differences in these enzymes that are known. While much available data are presented, it is grossly incomplete and sometimes contradictory based on methods used. There is no ideal species to use in toxicology. The use of dogs and NHP in xenobiotic testing continues to be the norm. Pigs present a viable and perhaps more reliable model of non-rodent testing.

  7. Caffeine and a selective adenosine A2A receptor antagonist induce sensitization and cross-sensitization behavior associated with increased striatal dopamine in mice

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Caffeine, a nonselective adenosine A1 and A2A receptor antagonist, is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. Evidence demonstrates that caffeine and selective adenosine A2A antagonists interact with the neuronal systems involved in drug reinforcement, locomotor sensitization, and therapeutic effect in Parkinson's disease (PD. Evidence also indicates that low doses of caffeine and a selective adenosine A2A antagonist SCH58261 elicit locomotor stimulation whereas high doses of these drugs exert locomotor inhibition. Since these behavioral and therapeutic effects are mediated by the mesolimbic and nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathways which project to the striatum, we hypothesize that low doses of caffeine and SCH58261 may modulate the functions of dopaminergic neurons in the striatum. Methods In this study, we evaluated the neuroadaptations in the striatum by using reverse-phase high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC to quantitate the concentrations of striatal dopamine and its metabolites, dihydroxylphenylacetic acid (DOPAC and homovanilic acid (HVA, and using immunoblotting to measure the level of phosphorylation of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH at Ser31, following chronic caffeine and SCH58261 sensitization in mice. Moreover, to validate further that the behavior sensitization of caffeine is through antagonism at the adenosine A2A receptor, we also evaluate whether chronic pretreatment with a selective adenosine A2A antagonist SCH58261 or a selective adenosine A1 antagonist DPCPX can sensitize the locomotor stimulating effects of caffeine. Results Chronic treatments with low dose caffeine (10 mg/kg or SCH58261 (2 mg/kg increased the concentrations of dopamine, DOPAC and HVA, concomitant with increased TH phosphorylation at Ser31 and consequently enhanced TH activity in the striatal tissues in both caffeine- and SCH58261-sensitized mice. In addition, chronic caffeine or SCH58261 administration induced

  8. Subclinical hypothyroidism is associated with higher carotid intima-media thickness in cross-sectional analysis of the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil).

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    Peixoto de Miranda, É J F; Bittencourt, M S; Pereira, A C; Goulart, A C; Santos, I S; Lotufo, P A; Bensenor, I M

    2016-10-01

    Although subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is associated with cardiovascular risk, there is scarce data about subclinical atherosclerosis in subjects with SCH. We aimed to analyze the association between SCH and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) using baseline data from the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil). We included subjects with normal thyroid function (TSH: 0.4-4.0 mIU/l, and normal free thyroxine (FT4): 0.8-1.9 ng/dl) and SCH (TSH ≥ 4.0 mIU/l and normal FT4) evaluated for IMT in a cross-sectional analysis. We excluded individuals using medications that affect thyroid function and those with a history of cardiovascular disease. We performed logistic and linear regression models to evaluate the association with IMT (mean values and categorized at the 75th percentile) as a dependent variable and SCH as an independent variable, adjusted for other cardiovascular risk factors. From 8623 subjects (median age of 50 years; interquartile range: 44-57), 4624 (53.6%) were women, 8095 (93.9%) were euthyroid, and 528 (6.1%) had SCH. Groups varied in age, body mass index, Framingham risk score, Homeostasis Model Assessment for Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR), C-reactive protein, as well as, IMT, that were all higher in SCH compared to euthyroid participants. SCH is associated with IMT as a continuous variable (β = 0.010, P = 0.036) and IMT >75th percentile: OR = 1.30 (95% CI = 1.06-1.59) in logistic models. Individuals with SCH presented higher IMT compared with euthyroid subjects, even after adjustment for potential confounders. IMT was independently associated with SCH in the baseline of the ELSA-Brasil study. Copyright © 2016 The Italian Society of Diabetology, the Italian Society for the Study of Atherosclerosis, the Italian Society of Human Nutrition, and the Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Role of the metal oxidation state in the SNS-Cr catalyst for ethylene trimerization: isolation of di- and trivalent cationic intermediates.

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    Jabri, Amir; Temple, Claire; Crewdson, Patrick; Gambarotta, Sandro; Korobkov, Ilia; Duchateau, Robbert

    2006-07-19

    The reaction of the highly selective [CySCH2CH2N(H)CH2CH2SCy]CrCl3 catalyst precursor with alkyl aluminum activators was examined with the aim of isolating reactive intermediates. Reaction with Me3Al afforded a cationic trivalent chromium alkyl species {[CySCH2CH2N(H)CH2CH2SCy]CrMe(mu-Cl)}2{(AlMe3)2(m-Cl}2.(C7H8)2 (1a). Although it was not possible to obtain crystalline samples of sufficient quality from the reaction with MAO (the most preferred activator), the near-to-identical EPR spectra indicated a very close structural similarity with 1a. Ethylene oligomerization tests clearly revealed that 1 and other cationic trivalent dimeric complexes {[CySCH2CH2N(H)CH2CH2SCy] CrCl(mu-Cl)}2{AlCl4}2.(C7H8)1.5 (2), monomeric [(CySCH2CH2N(H)CH2CH2SCy)CrCl2 (THF)][AlCl4] (3), and {[CySCH2CH2N(H)CH2CH2SCy]Cr(eta2-AlCl4)}{Al2Cl7} (4) adducts display the same catalyst selectivity as the [CySCH2CH2N(H)CH2CH2SCy]CrCl3 complex and, therefore, are probably all precursors to the same catalytically active species. 2, 3, and 4 were obtained upon treatment of [CySCH2CH2N(H)CH2CH2SCy] CrCl3 with different stoichiometric ratios of AlCl3.. When i-BAO activator was used, reduction of the metal center occurred readily, affording {([CySCH2CH2N(H)CH2CH2S Cy]Cr)(mu-Cl)]2}{(i-Bu)2AlCl2}2 (5). 5 is also a selective catalyst, thus indicating that trivalent species are most probably precursors to a divalent catalytically active complex. Reaction of CrCl2(THF)2 with the ligand afforded the labile divalent adduct [CySCH2CH2N(H)CH2CH2SCy]CrCl2(THF) (6), also catalytically active and selective. Instead, deprotonation of the ligand with n-BuLi followed by reaction with CrCl2(THF)2 gave the dinuclear complex [(mu-CySCH2CH2NCH2CH2SCy)CrCl]2 (7), which did not produce oligomers.

  10. Giardia duodenalis assemblages and Entamoeba species infecting non-human primates in an Italian zoological garden: zoonotic potential and management traits

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    Berrilli, F; Prisco, C; Friedrich, K; Di Cerbo, P; Di Cave, D; De Liberato, C

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background Giardia duodenalis and Entamoeba spp. are among the most common intestinal human protozoan parasites worldwide and they are frequently reported in captive non-human primates (NHP). From a public health point of view, infected animals in zoos constitute a risk for animal caretakers and visitors. In this study we carried out the molecular identification of G. duodenalis and Entamoeba spp. from nine species of primates housed in the zoological garden of Rome, to better ascert...

  11. Multispecies Epidemiologic Surveillance Study after an Outbreak of Yersiniosis at an African Green Monkey Research Facility

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    Soto, Esteban; Loftis, Amanda; Boruta, Daniel; Rostad, Sara; Beierschmitt, Amy; McCoy, Matthew; Francis, Stewart; Berezowski, John; Illanes, Oscar; Recinos, Diego; Arauz, Maziel; Spencer, Dustine; Fraites, Trellor; Palmour, Roberta

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    After an outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica at a NHP research facility, we performed a multispecies investigation of the prevalence of Yersinia spp. in various mammals that resided or foraged on the grounds of the facility, to better understand the epizootiology of yersiniosis. Blood samples and fecal and rectal swabs were obtained from 105 captive African green monkeys (AGM), 12 feral cats, 2 dogs, 20 mice, 12 rats, and 3 mongooses. Total DNA extracted from swab suspensions served as templa...

  12. Identification and Pathological Characterization of Persistent Asymptomatic Ebola Virus infection in Rhesus Monkeys

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    experimental animal models of EVD 19 . Yet, to 72 our knowledge, persistent EBOV infection has not been reported in NHP survivors of 73 experimental infection...280 developed based on partial clearance of EBOV from experimentally infected animals and 281 used to evaluate various candidate MCMs. Additionally...persists in immune-privileged sites was impossible due to the absence of a suitable 19 animal model. Here we detect persistent EBOV replication with

  13. Ni(II) complexes of dithiophosphonic acids

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    bacterial properties. ∗. For correspondence. Three novel dithiophosphinates with the formula HS2P. (p-C6H4OMe)(OCH2CH(CH3)2) (I), [S2P(C6H11NH)(p-. C6H4OMe)H3N. +. C6H11] (II) and [S2P(phCH2CH2NH). (p-C6H4OMe)H3N. +.

  14. N-2,4-Dichlorobenzoyl phosphoric triamides: Synthesis ...

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    J (PNCH) for enantiotopic and diastereotopic benzylic. CH2 protons in compounds 7 and 8. The spectroscopic data of newly synthesized compounds were com- pared with those related N-benzoyl derivatives. The structures of compounds 5, 8 and 10 (2,4-Cl2-. C6H3C(O)NHP(O)[NCH2CH(CH3)2]2) have been determined ...

  15. Tolerance in Nonhuman Primates by Delayed Mixed Chimerism

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    human primate model SA2: To investigate the effect of T memory cell inhibition and in-vivo T regulatory cell up regulation on the delayed induction of VCA...life of the recipient to prevent rejection, remain significant areas in which improvement would enhance quality of life, improve the risk-benefit ratio...induction of mixed chimerism in a non- human primate (NHP) model. This approach, in contrast to protocols which have already reached clinical trials

  16. A Characterization of Aerosolized Sudan Virus Infection in African Green Monkeys, Cynomolgus Macaques, and Rhesus Macaques

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Filoviruses are members of the genera Ebolavirus, Marburgvirus, and “Cuevavirus”. Because they cause human disease with high lethality and could potentially be used as a bioweapon, these viruses are classified as CDC Category A Bioterrorism Agents. Filoviruses are relatively stable in aerosols, retain virulence after lyophilization, and can be present on contaminated surfaces for extended periods of time. This study explores the characteristics of aerosolized Sudan virus (SUDV Boniface in non-human primates (NHP belonging to three different species. Groups of cynomolgus macaques (cyno, rhesus macaques (rhesus, and African green monkeys (AGM were challenged with target doses of 50 or 500 plaque-forming units (pfu of aerosolized SUDV. Exposure to either viral dose resulted in increased body temperatures in all three NHP species beginning on days 4–5 post-exposure. Other clinical findings for all three NHP species included leukocytosis, thrombocytopenia, anorexia, dehydration, and lymphadenopathy. Disease in all of the NHPs was severe beginning on day 6 post-exposure, and all animals except one surviving rhesus macaque were euthanized by day 14. Serum alanine transaminase (ALT and aspartate transaminase (AST concentrations were elevated during the course of disease in all three species; however, AGMs had significantly higher ALT and AST concentrations than cynos and rhesus. While all three species had detectable viral load by days 3-4 post exposure, Rhesus had lower average peak viral load than cynos or AGMs. Overall, the results indicate that the disease course after exposure to aerosolized SUDV is similar for all three species of NHP.

  17. Entre o cárcere e a liberdade: apostas na produção cotidiana de modos diferentes de cuidar

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    Yasui, Silvio [UNESP

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    This paper presents some reflections about the challenge of the Psychiatric Reform (RP) and the National Policy of Humanization (NHP) to change modes of production and health care. Starting at observations about the current scenario , marked by a conservative tendency, the author seeks to explain the care that has freedom as a principle and ethical requirement and that compulsory admissions represents a worrying setback in the public mental health policy. At the end the author points out that...

  18. Synthesis and characterization of -phosphorylated thioureas ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences; Volume 122; Issue 3. Synthesis and characterization of -phosphorylated thioureas RNHC(S)NHP(O)(OPr)2 (R = 2-MeC6H4, 2,6-Me2C6H3, 2,4,6-Me3C6H2). Damir A Safin Maria G Babashkina Michael Bolte Axel Klein. Full Papers Volume 122 Issue 3 May 2010 pp 409- ...

  19. Long-term quality of life and clinical outcomes in patients with resistant hypertension treated with renal denervation

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    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Pharmacological treatment combined with lifestyle modifications is an effective treatment for arterial hypertension. However, there are still patients who do not respond to standard treatments. Patients with pharmacologically resistant hypertension may benefit from renal denervation (RDN. Aim: To assess long-term quality of life (QoL after RDN and effectiveness in reduction of blood pressure (BP in patients with resistant hypertension. Material and methods: From 2011 to 2014, 12 patients with previously diagnosed resistant hypertension, treated by RDN, were included in this study. The QoL was assessed using a standardized Polish version of the Nottingham Health Profile questionnaire (NHP. Results : The median age was 54 (IQR: 51–57.5 years. Mean baseline ambulatory pre-procedural systolic/diastolic BP was 188/115 ±29.7/18 mm Hg. The mean values of systolic/diastolic BP measured perioperatively and 3, 6, 12 and 24 months postoperatively were 138/86, 138/85, 146/82, 152/86, and 157/91. All p-values for mean systolic and diastolic BP before versus successive time points after RDN were statistically significant; p-value for all comparisons < 0.05. Improvement of QoL was only observed in two sections of the NHP questionnaire: emotional reaction and sleep disturbance. The analysis of the NHP index of Distress (NHP-D showed a lower distress level perioperatively and 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after RDN as compared to baseline. The RDN was not associated with any significant adverse events. Conclusions : Patients with pharmacologically resistant hypertension treated with RDN achieved significant reduction in BP during 24-month follow-up. Furthermore, a significant improvement in the QoL was observed in those patients.

  20. Research and Development Strategies for the Current and Future Medical Treatment of Radiation Casualties

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    currently FDA-approved for the treatment of urea cycle disorders, and it can be administered orally and is stored at room temperature.102 Phenylbutyrate can...in Figure 5. No DRF was calculated from the filgrastim NHP study. However, MacVittie, Farese, and Jackson performed a study in canines where they...Treatment of Canine Cyclic Hematopoiesis with Recombinant Human Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Macrophage Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF), Interleukin-3, and