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Reviewed Work(s): Open Score by Robert Rauschenberg, 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering by Billy Klüver; Julie Martin; Barbro Schultz Lundestam
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Current Perspectives on Interferon Beta-1b for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
Interferon (IFN) beta-1b was the first disease-modifying therapy to be approved for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), and over 21 years of follow-up data demonstrate its efficacy and long-term safety profile. Following recent regulatory approvals in the USA and European Union, IFN beta-1b is now one of the seven disease-modifying therapies [intramuscular IFN beta-1a; subcutaneous (SC) ...
Efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity of the human papillomavirus 16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine in women older than 25 years: 4-year interim follow-up of the phase 3, double-blind, randomised controlled VIVIANE study
Although adolescent girls are the main population for prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, adult women who remain at risk of cervical cancer can also be vaccinated. We report data from the interim analysis of the ongoing VIVIANE study, the aim of which is to assess the efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity of the HPV 16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine in adult women. In this phase 3, mul...


Efficacy of β blockers in patients with heart failure plus atrial fibrillation: an individual-patient data meta-analysis
Atrial fibrillation and heart failure often coexist, causing substantial cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. β blockers are indicated in patients with symptomatic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction; however, the efficacy of these drugs in patients with concomitant atrial fibrillation is uncertain. We therefore meta-analysed individual-patient data to assess the efficacy of β blo...
Designing for Learning Engagement in Remote Communities: Narratives from North of Sixty / Concevoir pour favoriser la participation active à l’apprentissage dans les communautés éloignées : récits d’Au nord du soixantième parallèle
There are multiple challenges to designing learning experiences for schools in remote communities, including technology and infrastructure limitations, high teacher and administrator turnover, and conflicting interests between local culture and school curricula. In this paper, we offer a brief history of educational initiatives in remote Arctic communities, focusing on: 1) the importance of tra...


Epidemiology, morbidity and mortality from fall-related injuries in the United Arab Emirates
Unintentional falls are a major cause of morbidity and mortality with a significant burden on victims, families, and societies. We aimed to study the mechanism, risk factors, and outcome of hospitalized patients with fall-related injuries in order to propose preventive measures. Fall-related injured patients who were admitted to Al Ain Hospital, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for more than 24?hours...
Comparison of whole-body computed tomography vs selective radiological imaging on outcomes in major trauma patients: a meta-analysis
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to explore the value of whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) in major trauma patients (MTPs). A comprehensive search for articles from Jan 1, 1980 to Dec 31, 2013 was conducted through PubMed, Cochrane Library database, China biology medical literature database, Web of knowledge, ProQuest, EBSCO, OvidSP, and ClinicalTrials.gov. Studies which compared whole...

Humour in the Game of Kings: The Sideways Glancing Warder of the Lewis Chessmen
The cultural turn of the twentieth century’s last quarter gradually led to a new approach to the classical objects of historical research. Historians nowadays are required to take on a 'cultural perspective' in the course of their studies. Using the example of a particular piece of the Lewis Chessmen this paper examines both the benefits and the limitations that come about with the cultural a...
The Pleasure of Martyrdom
A late thirteenth-century Stoning of St. Stephen, currently in the Cathedral Museum in Mainz, Germany, shows the martyr smiling radiantly in the midst of his execution. In contrast to Stephen’s saintly bliss, his executioners scream in rage. The narrative of St. Stephen, from the Acts of the Apostles, reports that those present at Stephen’s trial 'viderunt faciem eius tamquam faciem angeli ...

Imagining Otherness: The Pleasure of Curiosity in the Middle Ages
The main aim of this paper is to take a closer look at both the philosophical and religious presumptions upon which the medieval concept of curiosity was premised. Such an enterprise needs to go back to Aristotle in order to fully comprehend the limitations for curiosity introduced by St. Augustine in his City of God and developed by such medieval thinkers as Isidore of Seville and Thomas of Aq...
Painful Pleasure. Saintly Torture on the Verge of Pornography
Within female hagiographical narratives, stimulating, pornographic, and often sadistic endeavours can be detected; gendering the tortured body parts such as the tongue, teeth or the breast and thus supporting the development of (negative) erotic fantasies. This paper will explore the connection between pornography, torture, and hagiography and investigate the ambiguity of this 'painful pleasure...

The UAB virtual campus, an essential platform for a European environment of higher education
The university is currently immersed - within Europe - in a process of coordinating higher education with the adaptation into the new ECTS European credits, which implies changing from a teacher-centred model (teacher conveys knowledge) to a learner-centred model, a real challenge. From 1996, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is carrying out the “Campus Virtual de la UAB” project...
Public festivities in Portuguese medieval towns
The aim of this paper is to analyze the major Portuguese public festivities in late XIV and XV centuries, mainly in three Portuguese towns – Lisbon, Porto (Oporto) and Braga – in order to study their relationship with the urban space. We start by studying civic and religious festivities, namely royal baptisms, weddings and enthronements, as well as royal and lordly entries in towns, but als...
The Impact of Ozone Treatment on Changes in Biologically Active Substances of Cardamom Seeds
The overall objective of this study was to develop a decontamination method against microorganisms in cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton) seeds using ozone as a decontaminating agent. Ozone treatment was conducted 3 times, at 24-h intervals, and the parameters of the process were determined assuring the least possible losses of biologically active substances (essential oils and polypheno...
Global spherically symmetric classical solution to the Navier-Stokes-Maxwell system with large initial data and vacuum
We study the initial boundary value problem to the system of the compressible Navier-Stokes equations coupled with the Maxwell equations through the Lorentz force in a bounded annulus Ω of ℝ3. And a result on the existence and uniqueness of global spherically symmetric classical solutions is obtained. Here the initial data could be large and initial vacuum is allowed.