This book on investigative electrocardiography is addressed to investigators who are
using electrocardiology as a research tool in epidemiological or clinical research or
in investigations on possible adverse responses of new pharmacological agents. The
primary emphasis of the book is on prognostic implications of ECG abnormalities in
the conditions covered, including the prevalence and incidence of ECG abnormalities in
We excluded from our book cardiac disorders with a relatively low population prevalence
that otherwise may be of great clinical interest.
During the past 25 years, there has been a vast explosion in new information
relating to the art and science of dermatology as well as fundamental
cutaneous biology. Furthermore, this information is no longer of interest
only to the small but growing specialty of dermatology. Clinicians and
scientists from a wide variety of disciplines have come to recognize both
the importance of skin in fundamental biological processes and the broad
implications of understanding the pathogenesis of skin disease.
The research field of gene therapy and the clinical practice of medicine evolving
from the research are fast moving, ever-changing disciplines. On an almost daily
basis, there appears in the media a “breaking story” of a gene-based research finding.
An implication of the story is that this research breakthrough will speedily transform,
in the next few years, into a marvelous new therapy in molecular genetic
The Internet of Things (IoT), sometimes referred to as the Internet of Objects, will change
everything—including ourselves. This may seem like a bold statement, but consider the
impact the Internet already has had on education, communication, business, science,
government, and humanity. Clearly, the Internet is one of the most important and powerful
creations in all of human history.
Urinary incontinence is a condition that affects a significant proportion of the
population. The prevalence increases with age and there is a female preponderance.
With the advent of more aggressive management strategies for prostate cancer, there is
an increase in the proportion of men struggling with incontinence as well.
Incontinence has social, physical, psychological and economic implications for the
individual as well as society as a whole.
In the section on ‘Lentiviral Vector’, the generation of high-titre lentiviral vectors
capable of efficiently expressing transgenes over long periods of time is governed by a
number of vector design rules. Chapter thirteen highlights the guiding design
principles and the technical of the successful lentiviral gene vector design. Chapter
fourteen reviews current status of lentiviral vector development, especially the
progress in the lentiviral vector systems allowing the controlling of gene expression.
From 1999–2003, FRONTIERS implemented a Global Agenda program of operations research
(OR) projects to address the reproductive health (RH) needs of adolescents in four countries—
Bangladesh, Kenya, Mexico, and Senegal. The project was implemented in urban areas of Saint-
Louis and Louga, in northwestern Senegal, and was called Improving the Reproductive Health of
Youth in Senegal.
1950 The practice of medicine has changed in significant ways since the first edition of this book appeared in 1950. The advent of molecular biology with its enormous implications for the biological sciences (the sequencing of the human genome), sophisticated new imaging techniques, and advances in bioinformatics and information technology have contributed to an explosion of scientific information that has fundamentally changed the way we define, diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. This explosion of scientific knowledge is not at all static as it continues to intensify with time. ...
In this A–Z of Haematology we have
sought to be as comprehensive as possible,
but we have nevertheless given particular
emphasis to recent advances in molecular
haematology. We have detailed the important
genes that have been implicated
in haematological neoplasms and in constitutional
haematological disorders. Blood
transfusion, haemostasis and thrombosis
and immunology have not been neglected.
Drinking and driving: It doesn’t take much alcohol to impair a person’s
ability to drive. The chances of being killed in a single-vehicle crash
are increased at a blood alcohol level that a 140-lb. woman would
reach after having one drink on an empty stomach.
Medication interactions: Alcohol can interact with a wide variety of
medicines, both prescription and over-the-counter. Alcohol can
reduce the effectiveness of some medications, and it can combine
with other medications to cause or increase side effects.
Despite all the above and whatever impacts technology, global economies and terrorism are
likely to have, there is still the desire amongst international associations to meet, press the flesh
and exchange views which will always remain. According to ICCA the UK’s market share of
the international association congress segment remains stable at around 5.6% and is second
only to the USA.
engineered solutions often work against nature, particularly when they aim to constrain regular
ecological cycles, such as annual river flooding and coastal erosion, and could further threaten
ecosystem services if creation of dams, sea walls, and flood canals leads to habitat loss.
These can be difficult to measure. A common mistake is to confuse de-registration of businesses with
policy failure - a myth often quoted by politicians is that three out of five new businesses fail within five
years. This ‘failure rate’ is then quoted as a sign of the high risk of entry into an independent business activity.
It has also served as a justification against intervention because of the risk that a high proportion of
investment support to start-ups will be quickly written off. The policy implication is that it is better to
target public support on existing businesses.
Here’s why: if the fund invested all its assets in 60-day paper, and
tomorrow your shareholders wanted to withdraw some of their money,
you would be forced to sell 59-day securities in what could be a weak
market. To prevent this—and comply with Rule 2a-7—you’ll need to hold
at least a 10 percent cash position. To make sure that you’re always in
compliance, you’ll stagger the maturities of the holdings in the fund, so that
some securities are being paid off every day, providing a steady cash ﬂow.
But there’s even more to the maturity decision.
The first programmatic goal of the project is to provide additional and more
comprehensive information than is currently available to explain the nature and causes of
particulate concentrations and visibility impairment in and around Mexico City. This
information is needed to better understand the implications of currently planned emission
reduction strategies, and to focus future emissions reduction efforts in those areas where they
will have the greatest benefit on air quality for the least cost.
The market prospects for palm oil are closely related to the world market for all oils
and fats. The demand for food fats and oils is expected to increase at an average annual
rate of 2.7%, ranging from 1.6% in developed to 4% in developing countries. Since
1970, production has increased annually by an average of 4.2%, with palm oil produc-
tion growing at an average of 13% up to 1977 and expected to grow by 7% per annum
from 1977 to 1985.
At present palm oi l represents about 10% of the world's production of fats and oils,
All these factors relate to milk spoilage. Traders are aware of most
of the causes and effects of milk spoilage. The relationship between
the traders and various stakeholders in milk marketing, whether
positive (e.g. provision of training) or negative (e.g. arrests) also
has an influence on their business and the quality of milk that
they sell. In a formal training session, the trainer can discuss more
examples of these relationships.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học General Psychiatry cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành y đề tài: Metabolic syndrome in rheumatic diseases: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical implications...
The health of the mother has a profound effect on the health of her children.
This effect is most noticeable during pregnancy but persists throughout the
child’s life. I concentrate here on the impact of poverty and low income on
the relationship between maternal health in pregnancy and during the early
years of her child’s life and child health. Poverty in childhood exerts its effect
throughout the life course and can be
transmitted across generations.
The main purpose of this report is to provide an update to a previous Royal
College of Psychiatrists document, Mental Health of Students in Higher
Education, published in 2003. Over the past decade, the demographics of the
student population have undergone many changes that are of relevance to
the provision of mental healthcare. The numbers of young people in higher
education have expanded and they have become more socially and culturally