Sensitive skin is becoming a common clinical condition that dermatologists should
be prepared to recognize, understand, and treat.
Subjects experiencing this condition report exaggerated reactions when
their skin is in contact with cosmetics, soaps, and other substances, and they
often report worsening after exposure to dry and cold climates. Sensitive skin
and subjective irritation are widespread in western countries, but still far from
being completely defined and understood.
This study was designed to describe the radiological findings of
extensively drug-resistant (XDR) pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and to compare
the observed findings with findings of drug-sensitive (DS) and non-XDR multidrug-
resistant (MDR) TB in non-AIDS patients.
Materials and Methods: From September 1994 to December 2007, 53 MDR
TB patients (M:F = 32:21; mean age, 38 years) and 15 XDR TB non-AIDS
patients (M:F = 8:7; mean age, 36 years) were enrolled in the study. All of the
MDR TB patients had received no treatment or less than one month of anti-TB
Greenhouse gases are accumulating in Earth’s atmosphere
as a result of human activities, causing surface air
temperatures and subsurface ocean temperatures to rise.
Temperatures are, in fact, rising. The changes observed over
the last several decades are likely mostly due to human activities,
but we cannot rule out that some significant part of
these changes is also a reflection of natural variability.
Human-induced warming and associated sea level rises are
expected to continue through the 21st century.
The historic character of the landscape shouldtherefore be considered alongside other aspects ofcharacter and visual and aesthetic issues when framingplanning policies or determining individual applications,and landscape capacity and sensitivity analyses shouldalways include the historic dimension.Where localauthorities have completed an appraisal of this historic dimension of the landscape as part of theEnglish Heritage-sponsored Historic LandscapeCharacterisation programme,this appraisal should be incorporated in the overall assessment of landscape impact.
While the evidence documents significant use of accounting
numbers in determining cash compensation, both the
determinants of cash compensation and the importance of cash
compensation in the overall incentive package exhibit
significant time trends. Bushman, Engel, Milliron, and Smith
(1998) document that over the 1971-95 period, firms have
substituted away from accounting earnings toward other
information in determining top executives’ cash
All these new layers, devices and trafﬁc require management and protection just as they would
if they were physical machines and networks. But what do auditors need to know in order to
successfully locate and ensure secure processes around sensitive data traversing this new vir-
Unfortunately, at this early stage of adoption, there is little guidance within the regulatory
frameworks on how to address new audit issues presented with virtualization. The purpose of
this paper is to help IT managers and auditors...
While the intentions of over-involved helicopter parents are generally
benevolent, such intervention can negatively impact their student’s
chances of admission. Graduate school admissions officers are be-
coming increasingly sensitive to how well an applicant has defined
his or her career goals and reasons for wanting to attend business
school separate from those of their parents, and when parents lead
their child through the application process, this lack of introspec-
tion often emerges in the applicant’s admissions essays or evaluative
Such an approach, however, is fraught with
security risks: without proper protection in place, one’s
sensitive information can be exposed to unintended par-
ties on the same system. This threat is often dealt with
by an access controlmechanism that conﬁnes each user’s
activities to her compartment. As an example, programs
running in a user’s account are typically not allowed to
touch the data in another account without the permission
of the owner of that account.
By inadvertently increasing the concentration of energy-trapping gases in the
lower atmosphere, human actions have begun to amplify Earth’s natural green-
house effect. The primary challenge facing the world community is to achieve
sufﬁcient reduction in greenhouse gas emissions so as to avoid dangerous inter-
ference in the climate system. National governments, via the UN Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), are committed in principle to seeking
Human activities are affecting the global environment in myriad
ways, with numerous direct and indirect effects on ecosystems.
The climate and atmospheric composition of Earth are changing
rapidly. Humans have directly modified half of the ice-free terrestrial
surface and use 40% of terrestrial production. Our actions are
causing the sixth major extinction event in the history of life on
Earth and are radically modifying the interactions among forests,
fields, streams, and oceans.
Climate impacts were monetized using estimates
of the social cost of carbon—the valuation of the
damages due to emissions of one metric ton of car-
bon, of $30/ton of CO2equivalent (CO2e),
low and high estimates of $10/ton and $100/ton.
There is uncertainty around the total cost of climate
change and its present value, thus uncertainty con-
cerning the social cost of carbon derived from the
.Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Editors: S. Bhattacharji, Brooklyn H. J. Neugebauer, Bonn J. Reitner, Göttingen K. Stüwe, Graz Founding Editors: G. M. Friedman, Brooklyn and Troy A. Seilacher, Tübingen and YaleIn various periods throughout the younger earth history comparable changes in
climate occurred globally and simultaneously. Such global events can be recon-
structed with the help of reliefs, sediments and palaeosoils and their specific mor-
phological, chemical and mineralogical properties. Desert margins represent inter-
sections between arid and humid ecosystems.