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  • 1
    Publication Date: 2016-03-18
    Description: Knowledge of the contribution that individual countries have made to global radiative forcing is important to the implementation of the agreement on "common but differentiated responsibilities" reached by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Over the past three decades, China has experienced rapid economic development, accompanied by increased emission of greenhouse gases, ozone precursors and aerosols, but the magnitude of the associated radiative forcing has remained unclear. Here we use a global coupled biogeochemistry-climate model and a chemistry and transport model to quantify China's present-day contribution to global radiative forcing due to well-mixed greenhouse gases, short-lived atmospheric climate forcers and land-use-induced regional surface albedo changes. We find that China contributes 10% +/- 4% of the current global radiative forcing. China's relative contribution to the positive (warming) component of global radiative forcing, mainly induced by well-mixed greenhouse gases and black carbon aerosols, is 12% +/- 2%. Its relative contribution to the negative (cooling) component is 15% +/- 6%, dominated by the effect of sulfate and nitrate aerosols. China's strongest contributions are 0.16 +/- 0.02 watts per square metre for CO2 from fossil fuel burning, 0.13 +/- 0.05 watts per square metre for CH4, -0.11 +/- 0.05 watts per square metre for sulfate aerosols, and 0.09 +/- 0.06 watts per square metre for black carbon aerosols. China's eventual goal of improving air quality will result in changes in radiative forcing in the coming years: a reduction of sulfur dioxide emissions would drive a faster future warming, unless offset by larger reductions of radiative forcing from well-mixed greenhouse gases and black carbon.〈br /〉〈span class="detail_caption"〉Notes: 〈/span〉Li, Bengang -- Gasser, Thomas -- Ciais, Philippe -- Piao, Shilong -- Tao, Shu -- Balkanski, Yves -- Hauglustaine, Didier -- Boisier, Juan-Pablo -- Chen, Zhuo -- Huang, Mengtian -- Li, Laurent Zhaoxin -- Li, Yue -- Liu, Hongyan -- Liu, Junfeng -- Peng, Shushi -- Shen, Zehao -- Sun, Zhenzhong -- Wang, Rong -- Wang, Tao -- Yin, Guodong -- Yin, Yi -- Zeng, Hui -- Zeng, Zhenzhong -- Zhou, Feng -- England -- Nature. 2016 Mar 17;531(7594):357-61. doi: 10.1038/nature17165.〈br /〉〈span class="detail_caption"〉Author address: 〈/span〉Sino-French Institute for Earth System Science, Laboratory for Earth Surface Processes, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China. ; Jiangsu Center for Collaborative Innovation in Geographical Information Resource Development and Application, Nanjing, 210023, China. ; Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France. ; Centre International de Recherche en Environnement et Developpement, CNRS-PontsParisTech-EHESS-AgroParisTech-CIRAD, 94736 Nogent-sur-Marne, France. ; Key Laboratory of Alpine Ecology and Biodiversity, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Center for Excellence in Tibetan Earth Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100085, China. ; Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, CNRS, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, 75252 Paris, France.〈br /〉〈span class="detail_caption"〉Record origin:〈/span〉 〈a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26983540" target="_blank"〉PubMed〈/a〉
    Keywords: Aerosols/analysis/chemistry ; Air Pollution/*analysis ; Atmosphere/*chemistry ; Carbon Dioxide/analysis ; China ; Fossil Fuels ; *Greenhouse Effect ; Methane/analysis ; Soot/analysis ; Sulfates/analysis ; Sulfur Dioxide/analysis ; Uncertainty
    Print ISSN: 0028-0836
    Electronic ISSN: 1476-4687
    Topics: Biology , Chemistry and Pharmacology , Medicine , Natural Sciences in General , Physics
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  • 2
    ISSN: 1432-2277
    Keywords: Renal transplantation ; Diabetes ; Cyclosporin A ; Total lymphoid irradiation
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract A total of 20 renal transplant patients with end-stage diabetic nephropathy entered a randomized controlled trial comparing preoperative, fractionated total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) (radiation dose, 20–30 Gy) with postoperative cyclosporin A (CsA). Both groups received postoperative low-dose methylprednisolone maintenance therapy. The 3-year patient and graft survival was similar for both groups (100% and 71% in the TLI and 75% and 75% in the CsA group, respectively). Rejection crises occurred significantly more frequently (P〈0.01) in the TLI-treated recipients. The incidence of infectious or diabetic complications was not significantly different in both groups. It is concluded that TLI and CsA are both effective treatment modalities for cadaveric renal transplantation in diabetics; CsA, however, is superior in preventing rejection crises.
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  • 3
    ISSN: 1476-4687
    Source: Nature Archives 1869 - 2009
    Topics: Biology , Chemistry and Pharmacology , Medicine , Natural Sciences in General , Physics
    Notes: [Auszug] Methane is an important greenhouse gas, and its atmospheric concentration has nearly tripled since pre-industrial times. The growth rate of atmospheric methane is determined by the balance between surface emissions and photochemical destruction by the hydroxyl radical, the major atmospheric ...
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    ISSN: 1432-2161
    Keywords: Bones ; amyloidosis ; Bones, cysts ; Bones, primary metabolic abnormalities ; Dialysis
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract All patients with chronic renal failure undergoing hemodialysis for more than 10 years in the university hospitals of Leuven were selected for this study. The medical records and radiographs of these 21 patients were studied retrospectively. Skeletal surveys were examined for the presence and location of subchondral cysts. The predialysis films and the films taken after 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of dialysis were reviewed. Subchondral cysts that grew in size and number were found in the wrist, humeral head, hip, and patella. Accurate measurements were made of cysts in the wrist and compared with a control group. In the dialysis group, cystic involvement of the wrist was more common and the size and number of the cysts were larger. Soft tissue swelling was seen in the dialysis group but not in controls. Soft tissue swelling was assessed on shoulder radiographs by measuring the acromiohumeral distance (ACD) and in the knees by ultrasonic measurement of synovial thickness [25]. In 11 patients synovial or bone biopsies or aspirated synovial fluid were available. All these patients had swollen joints and multiple subchondral periarticular cysts. Amyloid deposition was found in ten of these patients, and this proved to be composed of B2 microglobulins in seven (Table 1).
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