These findings along with a freely mobile prostate, normal serum acid phosphatase and
normal skeletal radiographs suggested organ-confined disease and provided enough
evidence to initiate radical treatment.
In 1953, Colby retrospectively reviewed 100 prostatectomy specimens for presumed prostate
cancer and of these 42 were performed solely on the basis of an abnormal digital rectal
examination (DRE) (Colby 1953).
The growing worldwide epidemic of metabolic syndrome and other chronic degenerative
diseases continues to expand, with a rapid decrease in the age at which they are being
diagnosed (Guarnieri et al.; 2010; Hsueh & Wyne, 2011). Metabolic syndrome is a multifactorial
disorder, strongly influenced by several lifestyle factors, with symptoms clustering
on abnormalities that include obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, glucose intolerance and
insulin resistance (Guarnieri et al.; 2010; Tanaka et al.; 2006).
Good availability of bank credit and informal capital can partially but not fully substitute for
underdeveloped equity markets. New Zealand’s banking sector has been growing since 1990 in
line with growth in Australia and Denmark. Informal capital markets are also larger than in most
OECD countries relative to GDP.
While New Zealand’s economy has low formal barriers to trade, its share of external trade
(relative to GDP) is well below that of similar-sized, high-performing OECD countries.
Since the first demonstration of transradial approach feasibility in 1989, by Lucien
Campeau, many studies have confirmed this initial experience and especially its safety and
performances compared to transfemoral route. Nevertheless, a recent study reports that less
than 2% of percutaneous coronary interventions were performed by a transradial approach
in the United States between 2004 and 2007(1). The persistent discrepancy between current
practice in vascular access site choice and known advantages of a radial access needs to be
clarified, enlightened by recent data....
Several key terms that are used throughout this report bear mention. The two most
significant related terms for subsets of “credit rating agencies” are “nationally recognised
statistical rating organisations” (NRSROs), which are regulated by the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission (US SEC), and “external credit assessment
institutions” (ECAIs), a term set forth in the Basel II framework.
Following a brief overview of the state of the evidence
regarding household energy interventions, indoor air pollution
and health, the presentation "Why evaluate?" describes
multiple evaluation perspectives. Target audiences and
purposes for evaluation can range from informing the
community that their needs and concerns have been
addressed to contributing to the international evidence base
by carefully documenting intervention impacts. Moreover,
data on the costs and benefits of an intervention project or
programme can feed into economic evaluation.
The capital constraints of the organization may necessitate a top‐down budgeting process.
However, a comprehensive analysis of need with a standardized method of prioritizing capital
spend is equally required.
The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) estimated that between 1985 and 1996 463
children 14 and younger were killed in alcohol-related car crashes. Sixty-four percent of these
children were killed in the hands of their guardians; they were passengers in the impaired driver’s
vehicle. More than 16,000 other children were injured. Unfortunately, the situation is worsening.
Commission has further stated that work must begin immediately on a longer-term target
of a 50% cut in global emissions by 2050 (see Figure 1).
Producing 27% of all emissions, transport is the second largest source of man-made CO2
in the EU-27 after energy production (see Figure 2). Moreover, latest projections from
the European Environment Agency (EEA) estimate that the sector’s emissions are set to
increase by 25% between 1990 and 2020. This is in contrast to emissions from industrial
and energy sectors, which are falling....
Even though human oncogenic viruses belong to different
virus families and utilize diverse strategies to contribute to
cancer development, they share many common features. One
key feature is their ability to infect, but not kill, their host cell. In
contrast to many other viruses that cause disease, oncogenic
viruses have the tendency to establish long-term persistent in-
fections. Consequently, they have evolved strategies for evading
the host immune response, which would otherwise clear the
virus during these persistent infections.
There is one major exception: tribal courts do not have the
authority to impose criminal sanctions against non-Indians.
However, tribal police can take non-Indian perpetrators into custody
and transport them to state or federal authorities. Tribal courts can
exclude non-Indian violators from tribal lands, use their civil laws to
compel non-Indians to complete tasks required by protection orders,
and impose fines against non-Indian abusers.
Automatic sampler (optional)—The sampler must incorporate glass sample
containers for the collection of a minimum of 250 mL of sample. Sample
containers must be kept refrigerated at 4°C and protected from light during
compositing. If the sampler uses a peristaltic pump, a minimum length of
compressible silicone rubber tubing may be used. Before use, however, the
compressible tubing should be thoroughly rinsed with methanol, followed by
repeated rinsings with distilled water to minimize the potential for contamination
of the sample.
In the time it takes you to make just one in-person sales
call, you could stay at your office, pick up the telephone, and
potentially reach dozens, if not hundreds, of potential prospects,
using basic outbound telemarketing efforts.
About half of all deaths from unsafe abortion are in Asia, with most
of the remainder (44%) in Africa.
The unsafe abortion mortality ratio
(the number of unsafe abortion-related deaths per 100 000 livebirths)
varies across regions. For the developing world as a whole, this ratio
was estimated to be 60 in the year 2000. However, the ratio is much
higher in eastern, middle, and western Africa (90–140), and is lower
in northern and southern Africa, western and southeastern Asia, and
Latin America and the Caribbean (10–40).
A number of developments have inadvertently exposed the extent to which the
accountancy profession had become a major industry
and, thus, indirectly invited critical
reflection upon the relevance and adequacy of its regulation. Consideration of the three
episodes allows us to explore how accountants have responded to the challenge of change
and, more specifically, how they have sought to address and neutralise the threat to the image
of themselves (and associated material benefits) as responsible, independent professionals.
This document presents WHO guidelines for the protection of public health
from health risks due to a number of chemicals commonly present in indoor air.
The guidelines are based on a comprehensive review and evaluation of the accu-
mulated scientific evidence by a multidisciplinary group of experts studying the
toxic properties and health effects of these pollutants.
The financial statements of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (the ‘Parent Company')
are included in the statements of the Philips Group. The unconsolidated statements of
income of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. therefore reflect only the net after-tax
income from affiliated companies and other income after taxes.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.
Presentation balance sheet and income statement
In 1997, the Company changed the format of its consolidated balance sheet presentation.
The IRS also faces significant enforcement challenges posed by the complexity and magnitude
of the international financial system. As technology continues to advance and cross-border
transactions rise, the IRS faces the growing challenge created by economic globalization. Over
the past few years, the IRS has taken action to coordinate international tax compliance issues.
While a ﬁlter ismatched against a single notiﬁcation based on the notiﬁcation’s
attribute values, a pattern is matched against one or more notiﬁcations based
on both their attribute values and on the combination they form. At its most
generic, a patternmight correlate events according to any relation. For example,
the programmer of a stockmarket analysis toolmight be interested in receiving
price change notiﬁcations for the stock of one company only if the price of a
related stock has changed by a certain amount.
In the second study an attempt was made to determine whether there might be a
relationship between reproductive messages and the popularity/sales of recorded
contemporary songs. This was accomplished by measuring the number of reproductive
messages in 30 randomly selected songs from each of the three charts that made it into the
Top Ten in 2009 and also appeared in albums. As a control condition, we measured the
number of reproductive messages in randomly selected songs from the same album by the
same vocalists that did not make it into the Top 10. As a result, each...