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  • The aim of this chapter is to summarize and evaluate the different mechanisms and catabolic mediators involved in cancer cachexia and ageing sarcopenia since they may represent targets for future promising clinical investigations. Cancer cachexia is a syndrome characterized by a marked weight loss, anorexia, asthenia and anemia. In fact, many patients who die with advanced cancer suffer from cachexia. The degree of cachexia is inversely correlated with the survival time of the patient and it always implies a poor prognosis.

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  • Soil contamination has severely increased over the last decades, mainly due to petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, pesticides, lead and other heavy metals from industrial wastes and human activities. The critical point regarding contaminated soil monitoring is the intrinsic difficulty in defining fixed monitoring variables and indicators as the establishment of any a priori criterion and threshold for soil quality can be still considered subjective.

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  • Tham khảo sách 'sarcopenia – age-related muscle wasting and weakness - part 2 ( end)', y tế - sức khoẻ, y học thường thức phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả

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  • The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) published Report No. 48, Radiation Protection for Medical and Allied Health Personnel in 1976. Many changes in medical practice and procedures involving ionizing radiation have occurred in the intervening 13 years. As a result, the Council determined to prepare this new report to supersede NCRP Report No. 48. The primary objective of this new report is to update the material to include new radiation sources used in medicine.

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  • This book is an eye-opener for anyone who is considering the "softer" approaches to healing. Abgrall shows how wasteful and futile, if not invasive and destructive, many of our popular "holistic" remedies may be. "Healing or Stealing? Medical Charlatans in the New Age" shows how certain cults and "healing" groups victimize people through mental manipulation and mind-control, emptying their wallets while filling their minds with illusions.

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  • Chapter 28 - The circulatory system. The circulatory system consists of the heart and blood vessels. It is responsible for sending blood to the lungs to pick up oxygen and to the digestive system to pick up nutrients in order to deliver oxygen and nutrients to all the organ systems in the body. This system also circulates waste products to certain organ systems so that these wastes can be removed fromthe blood. This chapter discusses the lymphatic system because it also circulates fluids throughout the body.

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  • Chapter 35 - The urinary system. The organs of the urinary system are the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. This system functions to remove waste products from the bloodstream. These waste products are excreted from the body in the form of urine. Nephrons are microscopic structures in the kidneys that filter blood and form urine.

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  • In these days, it is impossible to think an area of knowledge that can keep on developing without the make a collaboration in interdisiplinary fields. Biomedcal Engineering is an interdisiplinary field that advances knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine, and enhances people health through crossdisciplinary actions that merge the all of the engineering disiplines with the biomedical branch and clinical practice.

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  • Because there is no clear definition of the asthma phenotype, researchers studying the development of this complex disease turn to characteristics that can be measured objectively, such as atopy (manifested as the presence of positive skin-prick tests or the clinical response to common environmental allergens), airway hyperresponsiveness (the tendency of airways to narrow excessively in response to triggers that have little or no effect in normal individuals), and other measures of allergic sensitization.

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  • In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading."1 Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing. Since only the smallest fraction of information dealing with laser surgery is indexed in search engines, such as www.google.

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  • For the review of the WEEE Directive the European Commission (EC) has launched three research studies analysing the impact and implementation of the WEEE Directive and potential changes that might be required. This study is focusing on the total environmental, economic and social impacts of the WEEE Directive. Secondly, it aims at generating options that can improve environmental effectiveness, cost efficiency and simplification of the legal framework. This study aims to complete the information needed for review of the WEEE Directive in 2008.

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  • The pharmaceutical industry manufactures biological products, medicinal chemicals, botanical products, and the pharmaceutical products covered by Standard Industrial Classification Code Numbers 2831, 2833, and 2834, as well as other commodities. The industry is characterized by a diversity of products, processes, plant sizes, as well as wastewater quantity and quality. In fact, the pharmaceutical industry represents a range of industries with operations and processes as diverse as its products.

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  • The goal of this book is to propose an alternative approach to address the problem of the exponential rise of health care costs, and, more importantly, to address the lingering dilemma of how to establish broadly agreed-upon fundamental guidelines by which health care can be managed in a manner that is more morally appropriate. Although in no way a new concept, the notion that society’s financial resources, even when it comes to health care, are indeed limited is one with which the general public has grown increasingly familiar only during the past two decades.

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  • What have been the impacts of the GGDP-generated maize technologies? In the absence of reliable baseline data, it was not possible to calculate quantitative measures of project impact. Based on farmers’ qualitative judgments, however, it is clear that adoption of the GGDP-generated technologies has been associated with significant farm-level productivity gains (measured in terms of maize yields) and noticeable increases in the income earned from sales of maize. Impacts on the nutritional status of rural households, however, appear to have been less pronounced.

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  • The participants generally preferred to use and recommend materials that are in the public domain and not subject to copyright, and most of the organizations they represent want their information to reach the public unhindered. Materials produced by or funded by the Federal and most state and local government generally can’t be copyrighted and are in the public domain. Increasingly, such materials are posted on the Internet. In addition, a participant stated that if an agency is producing something with outside support, they should be required to make it freely available.

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  • The questionnaire-based approach centred on the 8 Data Protection principles is usually confined to a set number of areas chosen for discussion and inspection. In terms of larger organisations, the scope of the audit may be defined well in advance and limited to named functional areas e.g. the human resources unit of a large retailer or the Planning, Waste Management and Motor Tax Office divisions of a local authority. Areas or units selected for inspection may be selected based on their physical suitability or for reasons relating to the technical infrastructure in place e.g.

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  • Someone with a prolonged physical illness, a disability or a cognitive impairment (such as Alzheimer’s disease) often needs long-term care. Many different services help people with chronic conditions overcome limitations that keep them from being independent. Long-term care is different from traditional medical care. Long-term care helps one live as he or she is now; it may not help to improve or correct medical problems.

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  • In the synthesis of ammonia, under industrial conditions, the reaction normally comes sufficiently close to equilibrium for the applications of thermodynamics to prove of immense value. t Thus it will predict the influence of changes of pressure, temperature and composition on the maximum attainable yield. By contrast in the catalytic oxidation of ammonia the yield of nitric oxide is determined, not by the opposition of forward and backward reactions, as in ammonia synthesis, but by the relative speeds of two independent processes which compete with each other for the available ammonia.

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  • Angina is the characteristic pain of IHD. It is caused by atherosclerosis leading to stenosis (partial occlusion) of one or more coronary arteries. Patients with chronic stable angina have an average annual mortality of 2 percent or less. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the total occlusion of a major coronary artery with a complete lack of oxygen and nutrients leading to cardiac muscle necrosis. AMI is usually diagnosed by changes in the electrocardiogram; by elevated serum enzymes, such as creatine phosphokinase and troponin T or I; and by pain similar to that of angina.

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  • The goal of the National Drug Policy is to provide right drugs to the right patients in the right quantity at the right time and affordable prices. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) has been making effort to achieve this goal through various ways including receiving donations from various donors during emergency situation or as development aid. Unfortunately, there have been no official guidelines to assist the donors and recipients on Good Donation Practices.

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