Huang, Yen and Lu (Chapter 18) review the role of SPECT in the diagnosis of
idiopathic Parkinson’s disease and its differentiation from other conditions
characterised by parkinsonisms such as dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) and
vascular parkinsonism. Accurate diagnosis is clearly critical for treatment and
prognosis, and the authors provide a very useful overview of recent developments in
dopamine transporter imaging which have led to important advances in this area.
Health care workers have the opportunity and the obligation to identify, treat, and
educate women who are being abused. Health care institutions can make significant
contributions to addressing violence against women by supporting clinicians and clients.
Developing and institutionalizing national health-sector policies, protocols, and norms
about violence call attention to the problem of gender-based violence, and help ensure
quality care for survivors of abuse.
This Outlook issue focuses on the reproductive health consequences of violence
Myocarditis is a clinical syndrome characterized by inflammation of myocardium. It can be
produced by a myriad of etiologies including infectious, autoimmune, myocardial toxins,
hypersensitivity reactions and physical agents. Virtually any infectious agent can produce
myocardial inflammation and injury. Human myocarditis is most frequently caused by viral
infection. Ongoing viral infection, myocardial destruction, and adverse remodeling can lead
to persistent ventricular dysfunction and dilated cardiomyopathy.
Open Access publishing has finally become available to Thoracic Surgery. This is a
rather simple publishing concept that removes the charges and the need for
compulsory subscription. This therefore enables readers worldwide to broaden their
access to scientific publications online and, best of all, for free. The numbers are
staggering. As I was writing this Preface, I went to the publisher’s web site and found
the following: 3,8 million downloads for all books published, championed by Electrical
Engineering (29,2%) whereas Medicine is making its way up (13,9%).
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Koninklijke Philips
Electronics N.V. (‘Royal Philips Electronics' or ‘the Company') and companies that are
majority-owned or otherwise controlled. Minority interests are disclosed as share of other
group equity in group income in the consolidated statement of income and as other group
equity in the consolidated balance sheet. Intercompany transactions and balances have
This book covers selected topics in Otolaryngology, providing a journey into the
advancements in various aspects of the field. A collection of manuscripts of this nature
involves extensive exposure and accumulation of knowledge from many experienced
teaches over many years. It covers both basic and clinical concepts of otolaryngology.
Each author contributed his/her own perspectives on each topic adding his/her own
theories, future trends and research findings.
Property transactions data for private real estate portfolio managers are obtained from the
National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), which collects transaction-level
data for for private entities (primarily pension funds). For a private pension fund, having one’s
properties be part of NCREIF’s portfolio is generally considered highly desirable, in that this gives
the fund prestige.
A great supplement to your studies is our field trip
programme. You’ll visit a wide range of properties owned,
occupied or operated by individuals or organisations.
This is an important addition to your study of property
management, valuation and investment.
We will arrange business and professional contacts for
you during studies. This will expose you to operating
procedures, research facilities and employment
opportunities. Practical assignments are organised to
provide you with the appropriate professional skills.
In addition to documenting the uptake and diffusion of the three GGDP-generated maize technologies, this case study
provides valuable insights about the many factors that can affect the adoption of agricultural innovations in general. The
survey results show that adoption of improved production technology is directly influenced by three sets of factors:
(1) characteristics of the technology (e.g., complexity, profitability, riskiness, divisibility, compatibility with other technologies);
(2) characteristics of the farming environment (e.g.
High cooking temperature and thus high pressure is needed when alcohols are
used as cooking chemicals. Methanol has been used as an additive in kraft,
sulphite and soda pulping. However, the use of methanol may be hazardous,
since methanol is a highly flammable and toxic chemical. Demonstration plants
using the alkaline sulphite-anthraquinone-methanol process (ASAM) (Patt &
Kordsachia 1986, Khristova et al. 2002, Patt et al. 1999) and the soda pulping
method with methanol (Organocell) (Schroeter & Dahlmann 1991) have been
Environmental statements should consider the direct and cumulative impacts of proposed offshoreinstallations,both within the turbine array and on the wider seabed environment.This should include the construction of turbines and meteorological mastsand their foundations;scour protection;burial andarmouring of cables on the site and connection to the shore;and potential hydrological or sedimenttransport effects.The impact assessment of associatedconstruction works should include onshore,inter-tidaland offshore works,as sensitive archaeological sitesmay occur in all these locations.
This report was funded by Health Canada. It was
conducted by a team of international Indigenous
child health researchers, led by Dr. Janet Smylie at the
Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael’s
Hospital. The report draws upon on a systematic search
of public health data, including scholarly articles
at the national and provincial/territorial level. The
report first addresses First Nations, Inuit, and Métis
children’s health status and assessment in Canada.
Cost competition between state regulators and
the OCC, and among state regulators themselves,
has been fueled by two important structural
changes that have occurred in the banking indus-
try over the past two decades. The number of
bank charters has declined, largely because of
increased bank merger and consolidation activity,
and the size and complexity of banking organiza-
tions has increased.
The first change—a decline in the number of
charters—means that the OCC and state regula-
tors are competing for a declining member base.
Visual inspection reveals that around the time of the EC recommendation of the early
warning to Portugal and Germany (rumours on 17 January, recommendation on 30
January), there was an increase in Portuguese 10-year government bond yields. The
cumulative increase in the Portuguese 10-year government bond yields reached 23 bp
to decline thereafter to 10 bp in the beginning of February. This movement of the
long-term yields implied a decline of the swap spread became negative in some days
of the period between 17 January and 30 January (see Figure 5).
Project management is a way to track people, time and resources over the
duration of a project using computer software. A project is a defined activity
with a beginning, middle and end. Project management software would not
be useful for retainer relationships where there is a continued presence and a
multiplicity of activities, nor may it be worth the time for simple projects that
one will do once and never again. However, since more and more PR agency
work is being looked upon as projects, the software may have growing appeal
for practitioners tired of “picking budget...
I’ll wager that no one reading this essay knows (or perhaps wants to know) the author of
the ridiculous sentence in its title. Since the publication of Roland Barthes’s “Death of the
Author” 40 years ago, many readers have acquired a seasoned skepticism about the authority
and dependability of the authorial voice.1 Although Barthes suggests that the emergence
of the reader comes at the expense of the author, authors (and artists) did not die.
When you itemize charges for conceptual services/preliminary art and finished art, your charges for the preliminary
art are generally not taxable and your charges for the tangible finished art are generally taxable. The charge for the
finished art should reasonably reflect the cost of creating the artwork plus a markup for profit.
The maternity leave is made up of 3 months (12 weeks) under the Kenya Employment Act 2007. A
female employee is entitled to three months maternity leave with full pay and immediately on
expiry of maternity leave before resuming her duties she may proceed to annual leave and/or sick
leave with the consent of the employer; compassionate leave; or any other leave. A male
employee is entitled to 10 working days (2 weeks) paternity leave to support their spouses during
pregnancy or breastfeeding.
The ILO maternity protection convention 2000 No.
We started the treatment by giving alpha-blocker. His PSA at first
visit was 4.20 ng/mL, and became slightly elevated to 5.47 ng/mL after two months.
Transrectal prostate biopsy revealed prostate cancer confined in the right lobe. Gleason
scores were 6 (3 + 3) in two out of 14 cores. He underwent standard TURP of the transition
and central zone, and then we made a deeper resection of the peripheral zone of the right
lobe. The operation took 80 minutes with no blood transfusion and water intoxication, and
the resected weight was 27.0 g.
The population under study is the pool of publicly listed institutional investor
corporations in Malaysia (i.e. investors). There are 57 investors in total and all were
contacted to request for a personal interview with senior fund managers whom were able to
represent the overall view of the investors. Out of 57 potential respondents, only 21 agreed
to be interviewed for this study. The types of participating investors are as shown in Figure 1
below. The overall feedback from the remaining 36 investors that declined to be interviewed
is that they do not invest...