(BQ) Part 1 book "Ultrasound-Guided liver surgery" presents the following contents: Introductory aspects, diagnosis and staging, hepatobiliary surgery, technical tricks to start exploring the liver with ultrasound, planning of the surgical strategy,...
Regulation of female reproductive system consists of very complex interactions between the
hypothalamus, neurohypophysis and ovaries. Beginning from the embryologic stage, female
reproductive system is regulated by the brain. Ovarian hormone production is supressed by
the hypothalamo-hypophyseal control mechanism till the end of the childhood period when
the puberty begins. During puberty, menstrual cyclicity and timely ovulation, which are the
result of the precise integration within different components of the reproductive system, are
The children protection began in 12th and 13th centuries in Aragón and Castilla after the
promulgation of some laws by King Alfonso X “The Wise” of Castilla and King Pedro IV of
Aragón. The first of them, in the law “Fuero Juzgo” sentenced the abortion and the
infanticide. The second of them, King Pedro IV, created the figure of “Judge and Father of
Orphans”, whose mission was to look after children's health, to keep them away of begging
and to lead them to work. There even were centers where children received food and
education. Bernardo Gordonio, in his book ...
Total GHGEs from the food supply can be split by a nominal boundary of the regional distribution
centre (RDC), i.e. primary commodity production and transport to the RDC (pre-RDC) and processing,
transport to retail, storage, preparation and waste (post-RDC), in the ratio of 56:44 (Audsley et al.
2009). It is recognised, however, that this is only a nominal boundary as it is not always clear exactly
where primary production ends and processing begins for different types of food.
When an infection occurs, immune cells flock to the area and secrete large amounts of
highly reactive chemicals to combat the invader. But, these inflammatory chemicals
also attack normal tissue surrounding the infection and damage critical components of
cells, including DNA. During chronic inflammation, DNA damage may lead to
mutations or cell death and even to cancer and other diseases.
An option of longstanding interest is prevention—interventions that prevent or delay the
occurrence of the very diseases that drive these costs. There are three kinds of prevention.
Primary prevention can be accomplished by modifying unhealthy behaviors (e.g., smoking,
physical inactivity), which cause many diseases and account for 38% of all deaths in the United
administering immunizations to prevent infectious diseases, and reducing exposure to
harmful environmental factors.
Indirect standardization is more appropriate for rare outcomes than direct
standardization, resulting in the calculation of rates (McMichael and Giles, 1988). A
limitation of this study is that we did not have access to information on potentially
important risk factors such as lifestyle.
Results for all causes of deaths were significantly lower compared to the autochthon
German population. Overall SMR is reduced for the Aussiedler, therefore, they seem to be
healthier or more resistant than the Germans and therefore they are much healthier than
populations of countries from the FSU....
Though still small – a market for green investments is also starting to grow. Alongside more
developed equity products (such as green indices comprising of listed companies operating in the green
space), fixed income instruments are also being launched – notably green bonds, for which the OECD
estimates that the market is now around USD 16 billion. Alongside the World Bank‟s USD 2.3 billion
issuance, other development banks have become involved (EIB, ADB) and the US government has
introduced interesting initiatives.
Even in work that lies so near the fortuities of animate nature as dairying, stock−breeding, and the
improvement of crop plants, a determinate, reasoned routine replaces the rule of thumb. By mechanical
control of his materials the dairyman, e.g., selectively determines the rate and kind of the biological processes
that change his raw material into finished product.
Even when schools are free, poor children
may be forced to leave in order to work.
Children may need to provide extra house-
hold income or care for younger siblings
so that both parents can work outside
the home. Conditional cash transfers
have been used as effective incentives
for parents to enrol their children in school
in Latin America. Families receive money
on the condition that their children attend
school and go to health-care appointments
(see Box 7, page 25). In addition, grants
can go directly to teachers and to schools.
We find a positive and significant relationship between the ROE of the appointing
firm and the relative performance of the executive director‟s ROE. In terms of
magnitude, a two standard deviations increase in the relative ROE of the company
where director holds an executive position increases ROE of the appointing
company by 0.035. This is a very substantial increase given that the average
(median) ROE is 0.10 (0.12). We interpret this result as evidence that the appointing
firm gains some of the director‟s human capital in the form of better quality...
Genome wide association studies (GWAS) have the capacity to detect low-risk genetic
susceptibility regions associated with prostate cancer with an increased risk varying
between 14-52 % (table 3) (Schumacher et al. 2011, Witte 2009). Several recent studies
incorporating single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analyses in models predicting the
diagnosis of prostate cancer upon biopsy have been published (Wiklund 2010, Aly et al.
2011, Witte 2009).
Another scheme, prime bank notes are “fictitious and fraudulent instruments -- not backed or endorsed by
any legitimate financial institution.” In other words, prime bank notes do not exist.
are often marketed using an assortment of vague terms such as debentures, letters of credit, commercial
paper, prime notes, bills of exchange; bank secured trading programs or loan roll programs. The sales
pitch typically includes promises of unrealistic rates of return (e.g.
We all know that keeping a positive attitude can
affect our mental and physical health. So main-
taining a certain amount of calm and acceptance
about your circumstances can set the tone for your
family interactions. If the parent with PD is con-
stantly complaining or embarrassed, kids will pick
up on that and act the same way.
Of course, that’s not to say that you have to keep
everyone’s spirits up all the time. You need to
experience your own emotions and give them
validation. The key is to not get caught up in your
emotions and let them drag you down.
Most of the epidemiological studies which compared breast
cancer risk of active smokers to women who were not
smokers (regardless of their passive smoke exposure) have
found no association of smoking and breast cancer risk. But
several studies found that women who smoked had a
decreased breast cancer risk. It is not uncommon for
epidemiological studies to come to different assessments of
health risk, especially when, as in these studies, the associated
risk is not large.
The major theme of this study component involves carrying out projections of
demand for poultry feeds and its implications for wheat and maize production. For this
purpose, the projection of poultry and poultry products has to be carried out first. Two
approaches can be employed to estimate the medium and long- term demand for use of grain
as poultry feeds. One approach involves projecting demand derived from the consumption
of poultry products (meat and eggs). The approach may be called "Demand Approach"
(BQ) Part 1 book "Pathology of challenging melanocytic neoplasms - Diagnosis and management" presents the following contents: Gross prosection of melanocytic lesions, clinicopathologic correlation in melanocytic lesions, applications of additional techniques to melanocytic pathology, histopathologic staging and reporting of melanocytic lesions,....
(BQ)Ebook Definition, diagnosis and classification of diabetes mellitus and its complications is anticipated that this group will expand as causes of Type 2 become known. Stages range from normoglycaemia to insulin required for survival. It is hoped that the new classification will allow better classification of individuals and lead to fewer therapeutic misjudgements.
Specific micronutrient deficiencies may affect maternal and foetal health. Iodine deficiency
during pregnancy may cause foetal brain damage and mental retardation in infants. Vitamin
A deficiency increases the risk in pregnant women of infection and anaemia, may cause
blindness during pregnancy and early lactation, and has been associated to an elevated risk of
HIV mother-to-child transmission. Folate deficiency may cause severe foetal neural tube
defects like anencephaly and spina bifida.
Storage of putative stem/progenitor cells is also an attractive research target in tissue
engineering. Collection of cells for tissue engineering is less invasive than conventional
tissue or organ transplantation. However, repetitive collection of cells can stress patients. If
the stem/progenitor cells could be stored, it is possible that they could be repeatedly used
for future therapy, reducing the burden and the cost to patients. The concept of banking
stem/progenitor cells in storage is not new. Stem/progenitor cell populations decrease in
size with age (D'Ippolito et al.