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Pharmacological treatment of diabetes in older people
The pharmacologic management of diabetes in older people is complex and challenging. It requires a comprehensive understanding of the individual beyond the diabetes itself. Through the ageing years, the older individual presents with diabetes-related and non-related comorbidities and complications, develops functional limitations and psychological issues, and may lack social support and access ...


The Limits of the Debate: How the Oslo Terror Shook the Norwegian Immigration Debate
How do disruptive events such as terrorism, disasters, and crises change public discourses? Do they alter journalistic distinctions between legitimate utterances and unacceptable viewpoints? This article provides answers to these questions through a unique data set concerning the coverage of immigration in Norway before and after the Oslo terror of 201The data serve as a natural experiment wher...
Prevalence of Renal Artery Disease and Its Prognostic Significance in Patients Undergoing Coronary Bypass Grafting
Several studies demonstrated the prognostic importance of renal failure and peripheral artery disease in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), but data regarding the prognostic value of renal artery disease in this context are scarce. We aimed to study the prevalence and prognostic value of renal artery disease in patients undergoing CABG. We assessed by Duplex ultrasound ...


Effect of Radial-To-Femoral Access Crossover on Adverse Outcomes in Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
We aimed to describe the impact of the vascular access used when patients are treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) and to assess whether this translates into differences in angiographic outcomes. ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing PPCI were divided into three groups: successful radial access (RA), successful femoral access (FA) and Crossover...
Effect of Pre-infarction Angina Pectoris on Long-term Survival in Patients with ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
The influence of pre-infarction angina pectoris (AP) on long-term clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains controversial. Among 5429 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) enrolled in the CREDO-Kyoto AMI Registry, the current study population consisted of 3476 STEMI patients...


The conceptual design of an electron cyclotron emission imaging system for studying ITER-like high temperature plasmas
The design of an electron cyclotron emission imaging (ECEI) system for two-dimensional (2D) observation of the magnetohydrodynamical modes in high temperature ITER (from ?International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor?) H-mode-like plasmas (5.3?T and 25?keV) based on fundamental ordinary mode (O1-mode) and second-harmonic extraordinary mode (X2-mode) measurements is explored conceptually. For...
BEAMS3D Neutral Beam Injection Model
With the advent of applied 3D fields in Tokamaks and modern high performance stellarators, a need has arisen to address non-axisymmetric effects on neutral beam heating and fueling. We report on the development of a fully 3D neutral beam injection (NBI) model, BEAMS3D, which addresses this need by coupling 3D equilibria to a guiding center code capable of modeling neutral and charged particle t...

Co- and counter-current rotation in Tore Supra lower hybrid current drive plasmas
Of lower hybrid (LH) radio frequency heating effects on toroidal plasma rotation in L-mode Tore Supra plasmas are reported. A database of more than 50 plasma discharges has been analysed. Core rotation is found to increment in co- or counter-current direction depending on the plasma current ( I p ). At low plasma current, the induced rotation is up to +15?km?s ?1 in the co-current direction, th...
Exposure assessment approach through mycotoxin/creatinine ratio evaluation in urine by GC–MS/MS
In this pilot survey human urine samples were analyzed for presence of 15 mycotoxins and some of their metabolites using a novel urinary multi-mycotoxin GC–MS/MS method following salting-out liquid–liquid extraction. Fifty-four urine samples from children and adults residents in Valencia were analyzed for presence of urinary mycotoxin and expressed in gram of creatinine. Three out of 15 myc...

Parallel and perpendicular structure of the edge turbulence in a three-dimensional magnetic field
Edge turbulence and blobs are studied in the three-dimensional magnetic topology of the RFX-mod reversed field pinch. The edge of the RFX-mod shows a three-dimensional structure dominated by a helical equilibrium with (1, ?7) symmetry, which gives the same space-time modulation to all of the kinetic properties. The interaction between the edge turbulence and this magnetic topology is studied. I...
Monte Carlo simulation experiments on box-type radon dosimeter
Epidemiological studies show that inhalation of radon gas (222Rn) may be carcinogenic especially to mine workers, people living in closed indoor energy conserved environments and underground dwellers. It is, therefore, of paramount importance to measure the 222Rn concentrations (Bq/m3) in indoors environments. For this purpose, box-type passive radon dosimeters employing ion track detector like...

Secondary Teachers and English Language Learners (ELLs): Attitudes, Preparation and Implications
The education of language-minority students is a constitutional right. Throughout this article, the authors synthesize recent literature addressing two main questions: (1) What are secondary teachers’ attitudes toward English language learners (ELLs)? and To what extent are secondary teachers being prepared to teach content effectively to this student population? Secondary teachers’ attitud...
Infrared small target tracking based on target and interference behaviors model
A new infrared small target tracking method is proposed to track small target with existence of interference. First, interference occurrence decision algorithm is presented to decide whether the tracking method is interfered by multi-targets or infrared decoys. Second, target and interference behaviors are modeled using random finite sets(RFS). Then behaviors model based target and interference...
Plasma Carotenoids and Retinol and Overall and Breast Cancer Risk: A Nested Case-Control Study
Experimental studies suggest that carotenoids and retinol may play a role in carcinogenesis, but epidemiological evidence is lacking. We investigated the prospective associations between plasma concentrations of major carotenoids and retinol, and overall and breast cancer risk. A nested case-control study included all first incident cancer cases diagnosed in the SU. VI. MAX cohort between 1994 ...
O mito da caverna projetado no admirável mundo novo: a escravidão tecnológica
O Mito da Caverna , de Platão, foi escrito no século IV a. C. com a finalidade de evidenciar a forma como o povo é escravizado sem que perceba o que realmente está acontecendo, mas acenando para libertação. Com uma roupagem evolutiva, Aldous Huxley escreveu, no séc. XX, a obra Admirável Mundo Novo, desenvolvendo o caráter futurista pelo benefício que o avanço científico provoca no p...