The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of agricultural pollution on periphyton in streams
and rivers of southern Que´bec. influence the strength of the temporal variation. Some data did not respect normality after be- ing transformed. However, as noted by Scheffe´ (1959) and Montgomery (2001), ANOVAs are relatively in- sensitive to moderate deviations from normality and
Land use analyses
Mean values for the physico-chemical variables at each site are shown in Table 2 and land use information
is shown in Table 3.
Large lakes are important because of their size and
ecological distinctiveness, as well as their economic and
cultural value. Optimal management of them requires a
proper understanding of anthropogenic impacts, both on
the lake ecosystems, as such and on the services they
provide for society. The specific structural and functional
properties of large lakes, e.g. morphology,
hydrography, biogeochemical cycles, and food-web
structure, are all directly related to their size.
My statement today is primarily based on our prior work related to the department’s efforts to achieve audit readiness, implement modernized business systems and a business enterprise architecture, and reengineer its business processes. In addition, we are providing information on DOD’s updated plans for achieving auditability presented at a February 2012 briefing.
Bronchogenic carcinoma can mimic or be masked by pulmonary
tuberculosis (TB), and the aim of this study was to describe the radiologic findings
and clinical significance of bronchogenic carcinoma and pulmonary TB which
coexist in the same lobe.
Materials and Methods: The findings of 51 patients (48 males and three
females, aged 48-79 years) in whom pulmonary TB and bronchogenic carcinoma
coexisted in the same lobe were analyzed.
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
An overview of the research plan is shown in Figure 3. Paper I covers the
background in the form of literature review. Paper II focuses on the optimisation
of hot water treatment prior to alkaline peroxide bleaching and on the
mechanical refining of hot water treated straw. Paper III focuses on the
optimisation of alkaline peroxide bleaching and Paper IV focuses on the
chemical pre-treatment/storage of wheat straw. Paper V evaluates the obtained
This dissertation will outline solution processable materials and fabrication techniques to
manufacture flexible electronic devices from them. Conductive ink formulations and
inkjet printing of gold and silver on plastic substrates were examined. Line patterning and
mask printing methods were also investigated as a means of selective metal deposition on
various flexible substrate materials. These solution-based manufacturing methods
provided deposition of silver, gold and copper with a controlled spatial resolution and a
very high electrical conductivity.
In the present study intestinal delivery systems resistant to gastric juice, loaded with the probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus LA14 and Bifidobacterium lactis BI07, were produced by the polyelectrolyte complexation. First, beads were prepared by the traditional extrusion method and nine formulations were developed using alginate as main carrier and the biopolymer, xanthan gum, as hydrophilic retardant polymer or the cellulose derivative, cellulose acetate phthalateDevelopment of microparticulate systems for intestinal delivery of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis.
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 ACR considers adherence to these guidelines and recommendations to be voluntary, with the ultimate determination regarding their application to be made by the physician in light of each patient’s individual circumstances. Guidelines and recommendations are intended to promote beneficial or desirable outcomes but cannot guarantee any specific outcome.
Guidelines and recommendations developed and/or endorsed by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) are intended to provide guidance for particular patterns of practice and not to dictate the care of a particular patient.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Molecular histopathology and tissue biomarkers in drug and diagnostic development" presentation of content: Histopathology - A canvas and landscape of disease in drug and diagnostic development, histopathology in mouse models of rheumatoid arthritis, markers used for visualization and quantification of blood and lymphatic vessels, image analysis tools for quantification of spinal motor neuron subtype identities,...
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the author(s) nor the publisher, nor anyone else associated with this publication,
shall be liable for any loss, damage, or liability directly or indirectly caused or alleged
to be caused by this book. The material contained herein is not intended to provide
specific advice or recommendations for any specific situation.
Electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical energy by utilizing the
properties of electromagnetic energy conversion. The different types of motors
operate in different ways and have different methods of calculating the performance,
but all utilize some arrangement of magnetic fields. Understanding the concepts
of electromagnetics and the systems of units that are employed is essential to
understanding electric motor operation.The first part of this chapter covers the concepts
and units and shows how forces are developed.
This volume is an update of the book, Soil Sampling and Methods of Analysis, first published
in 1993. The aims of this second edition remain the same as those of the earlier edition—to
provide a compilation of soil analytical and sampling methods that are commonly used,
straightforward, and relatively easy to use. The materials and procedures for these methods
are presented with sufficient detail and information, along with key references, to characterize
the potential and limitation of each method....
This publication deals primarily with small and medium-sized induction motors which are the most common type of alternating current motor. The combination of new materials and more sophisticated methods for calculation, design and production have made the modern three-phase induction motor a robust and reliable prime mover.
The Nondestructive testing science is a broad field that covers variety of testing methods
and applications, in addition to the associated pre and post processing mathematics. In
terms of methods and techniques the Nondestructive testing modalities rely on different
physical phenomena such as the electromagnetism, the acoustic emission, the thermal
emission and the penetration of high-energy radiation through materials and structures.
A wide range of issues related to analysis of gas turbines and their engineering applications are considered in the book. Analytical and experimental methods are employed to identify failures and quantify operating conditions and efficiency of gas turbines. Gas turbine engine defect diagnostic and condition monitoring systems, operating conditions of open gas turbines, reduction of jet mixing noise, recovery of exhaust heat from gas turbines, appropriate materials and coatings, ultra micro gas turbines and applications of gas turbines are discussed.