42, respectively. For a cut-off point of <0.8, they were 96%, 76%, 78%, 96%, 3.8 and 0.05, respectively.\n\nConclusions: The portable Vitalograph-COPD6 device is precise for the detection of airway obstruction. The best sensitivity/specificity of FEV(1)/FEV(6) was obtained with cut-off points greater than 0.7. (C) 2010 SEPAR. Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L. All rights reserved.”
“The aim of this work was to study spatial and temporal variation in biomarkers in autochthonous Mytilus galloprovincialis sampled inside and GKT137831 clinical trial outside Mar Piccolo of Taranto, a typical polluted semi-enclosed basin of the Mediterranean
Sea characterised by scarce hydrodynamism. Mar Piccolo of Taranto represents a site of Italian National Interest because of the high level of pollution. A battery of biomarkers (lysosomal destabilisation, catalase, metallothioneins, acetylcholinesterase, air survival) was applied to assess pollution-induced stress effects in authoctonous mussels. The responses were analysed comparatively in two different seasons, summer and winter, in order to assess possible changes in the pollutant-induced stress syndrome throughout the year. No significant difference inside and outside
Mar Piccolo PCI-34051 solubility dmso was observed for metallothioneins. By contrast, the dramatically decreased acetylcholinesterase LY2835219 values and strongly increased catalase activity in organisms taken from Mar Piccolo in winter indicate an increased risk of exposure to anticholinesterase compounds during this season. The results suggest the importance of temporal variability in biomarker responses throughout the year for monitoring possible seasonal changes in the pollutant-induced stress syndrome of organisms living in
a certain environment and, in turn, more properly detecting changes in ecotoxicological risks.”
“For decades, G. Thibierge and R.J. Weissenbach worked at the Hopital St. Louis in Paris, one of the first and largest dermatological centers.\n\nIn 1911 they described the occurrence of subcutaneous calcification in scleroderma-patients, emphasizing that this was not a coincidental finding, but rather a causal link. Since then this syndrome has been given their names worldwide.\n\nThibierge gave his attention solely to dermatology and venereology. Weissenbach initially concentrated on the overlapping areas-between dermatology and rheumatology, such as gonococcal arthritis, joint disease in Lues and psoriatic arthritis. He later dealt with all areas of rheumatology, set up a large rheuma clinic at the hospital, wrote a series of authoritative books and a considerable number of individual papers. Thus he became a rheumatologist even before the specialty rheumatology existed.