The advantages and limitations of conventional structural MRI for the diagnosis and
monitoring of MS are discussed by Andreadou (Chapter 15). There is often a disparity
between the level of structural abnormality seen on MRI and level of cognitive
difficulties expressed by the patient with MS. Clinical interview and
neuropsychological assessment are vitally impairment, not only from an initial
diagnostic perspective but also in terms of longer term planning and care.
The fundamental treatment and management goals in diabetes mellitus are to control and normalize blood glucose levels and to prevent diabetic complications. It also includes maintaining normal growth and development and normal body weight. Proper diet, regular exercise, weight control and different therapeutic agents are the mainstays of diabetic care and management. Weight reduction and exercise have been shown to improve tissue sensitivity to insulin and allow its proper use by target tissues.
The title Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine was chosen for this
book to reflect the need for a critical overview of the subject areas that relate to the
development of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as part of a dynamic
process of change in contemporary society. The recent changes and developments in and
the exponential growth of CAM are explored from a wide range of perspectives and
covering several academic disciplines.
The level of the inactive N-terminal fragment of pro–brain (B-type) natriuretic peptide
(BNP) is a strong predictor of mortality among patients with acute coronary syndromes
and may be a strong prognostic marker in patients with chronic coronary heart disease
as well. We assessed the relationship between N-terminal pro-BNP (NT-pro-BNP) levels
and long-term mortality from all causes in a large cohort of patients with stable coronary
Recent trials have demonstrated better outcomes with intensive than with moderate
statin treatment. Intensive treatment produced greater reductions in both low-density
lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and C-reactive protein (CRP), suggesting a relationship
between these two biomarkers and disease progression.
We performed intravascular ultrasonography in 502 patients with angiographically documented
coronary disease. Patients were randomly assigned to receive moderate treatment
(40 mg of pravastatin orally per day) or intensive treatment (80 mg of atorvastatin
orally per day)....
Some commentators have argued that there are ethical
issues in favour of cloning, including freedom of science,
and research as freedom of expression. These arguments
are usually applied to research cloning. Because the groups
that have led some campaigns against cloning have often
religious ties, some point out that the ethics of society
should be secular, not religious. Freedom of science can
take various views depending on culture.
a-Conotoxins that target the neuronal nicotinic acetylcho-line receptor have a range of potential therapeutic applica-tions and are valuable probes for examining receptor
subtype selectivity. The three-dimensional structures of
about half of the knownneuronal specifica-conotoxins have
helical region braced by two conserved disulfide bonds.
These disulfide bonds define the two-loop framework char-acteristic for a-conotoxins, CCXmCXnC, where loop 1
comprisesfourresidues(m¼4) and loop 2 between three
and seven residues (n¼3, 6 or 7). ...
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Calcified plaque in the coronary arteries is a marker for atheromatous-plaque burden
and is predictive of future risk of cardiovascular events. We examined the relationship
between estrogen therapy and coronary-artery calcium in the context of a randomized
In our ancillary substudy of the Women’s Health Initiative trial of conjugated equine
estrogens (0.625 mg per day) as compared with placebo in women who had undergone
hysterectomy, we performed computed tomography of the heart in 1064 women
aged 50 to 59 years at randomization.
Ann Leslie Albanese, M.Ed., is a graduate student in the Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology
Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is specializing
in clinical psychology. She is currently completing her predoctoral internship at
the Counseling and Career Services Center at UCSB. Areas of special interest include
eating disorders, families coping with psychological disorders, and matching treatment
Don’t be surprised if your efforts to make contact and establish relationships are met with
initial skepticism, distrust or even hostility. Many cultural communities have long histories
of discrimination and exploitation by well-meaning outsiders. Many community members have
personally experienced discriminatory treatment. Too often, research or even service organizations
plan things to do to a community, rather than to do with them.
The time you spend developing relationships and gathering information will be invaluable when
it comes to your final step.
You should seek legal advice before you leave the country. If you plan to
move to another country, or plan to leave the United States for vacation,
your protection order will probably not be enforceable in the other
country. Full faith and credit means that protection orders are honored
as long as you are in one of the 50 states, on tribal land, in U.S. territories,
or within U.S. maritime jurisdictions. International child custody laws
are quite different from state, tribal, or territorial custody statutes.
A variety of therapeutic interventions can help couples develop the tools for a successful relationship. Yet many practitioners begin seeing couples without extensive training in couples work. To fill this gap in their therapeutic repertoires, noted couples therapist Michele Harway brings together other well-known experts in marriage and family therapy to offer the Handbook of Couples Therapy, a comprehensive guide to the study and practice of couples therapy.
In the past two decades, enormous strides have been made
in our understanding of the relationships between inflammation,
innate immune responses, adaptive immune responses,
and degenerative human diseases. The developing information
has mostly appeared in specialty journals that have dealt
only with isolated aspects of these tightly related fields. As
a result, contemporary scientists have had a difficult time
finding sources, even in review articles, that provide an