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  • 1
    ISSN: 1573-2568
    Keywords: esophagus ; dysphagia ; esophageal motor disorders ; achalasia ; pneumatic dilatation ; Rider-Moeller technique ; esophageal perforation
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract Fifty-three patients suffering from dysphagia because of suspected esophageal motor disorders were treated by pneumatic dilatation using the Rider-Moeller technique. Fifteen had achalasia demonstrated by manometric studies. Forty-nine of them had remarkable clinical improvement after the procedure. During the mean period of follow-up (average 5 years, range 1–11), 75% of the patients needed a new dilatation, with a delay of two years. The results of the dilatation were excellent or good in 80% of the cases. Early complications consisted in two esophageal perforations surgically treated. There was no mortality. We did not observe late complications of the procedure. We conclude that pneumatic dilatation should be the initial procedure in the treatment of dysphagia in suspected esophageal motor disorders.
    Type of Medium: Electronic Resource
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  • 2
    Keywords: Medicine ; Oncology ; Radiotherapy ; Epidemiology ; Medicine & Public Health ; Oncology ; Radiotherapy ; Epidemiology ; Cancer Research ; Springer eBooks
    ISBN: 9783642275975
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  • 3
    Keywords: Life sciences ; Biochemistry ; Microbiology ; Botany ; Plant Diseases ; Plant physiology ; Animal Physiology ; Life sciences ; Plant Sciences ; Plant Biochemistry ; Plant Pathology ; Microbiology ; Plant physiology ; Animal Physiology ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: 〈p〉Isoprenoid Bbiosynthesis in Pprokaryotic Organisms -- 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate Synthase (DXS), A Crucial Enzyme for Isoprenoids Biosynthesis -- Biosynthetic Genes and Enzymes of Isoprenoids Produced by Actinomycetes -- Interactions of Isoprenoid Pathway Enzymes and Indirect Stimulation of Isoprenoid Biosynthesis by Pentose Phosphate Cycle Substrates in Synechocystis PCC 6803 -- Metabolic Engineering of Monoterpenoids Production in Yeast -- Metabolic Engineering of Isoprenoid Production: Reconstruction of Multistep Heterologous Pathways in Tractable Hosts -- Microbially-Derived Semi-synthetic Artemisinin -- Artemisinin: Controlling its Production in Artemisia Annua -- Fosmidomycin as an Antimalarial Agent -- Regulation of Isoprene and Monoterpene Emission -- Involvement of Compartmentalization in Monoterpene and Sesquiterpene Biosynthesis in Plants -- Strategies for the Manipulation of Carbocations by Aristolochene Synthase -- Elucidating the Formation of Geranyllinalool, the Precursor of the Volatile C16-homoterpene TMTT Involved in Indirect Plant Defense -- Strigolactones: A Cry for Help Results in Fatal Attraction. Is Escape Possible? -- Prenyldiphosphate Synthases and Gibberellin Biosynthesis -- Gibberellin Phytohormone Metabolism -- Control of Plastidial Isoprenoid Precursor Supply: Divergent 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate Synthase (DXS) Isogenes Regulate the Allocation to Primary or Secondary Metabolism -- Tobacco Trichomes as a Platform for Terpenoid Biosynthesis Engineering -- Prenylated Proteins are Required for Methyl jasmonate-induced Monoterpenoid Indole Alkaloids Biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus -- The Role of Prenylcysteine Methylation and Metabolism in Abscisic Acid Signaling in Arabidopsis Thaliana -- What We Do and Do Not Know About the Cellular Functions of Polyisoprenoids -- Regulation of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA Synthase and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA Reductase and Rubber Biosynthesis of Hevea brasiliensis (B.H.K.) Mull. Arg -- Development of Crops to Produce Industrially Useful Natural Rubber -- Occurrence in Tobacco of Two Acetoacetyl-Coenzyme A Thiolases with Distinct Expression Patterns and Subcellular Localization -- The Sterol C4-Demethylation in Higher Plants -- Sterol C22-desaturase and its Biological Roles -- Enzymatic Synthesis of Unnatural Cyclic Triterpenes -- Saponin Synthesis and Function -- Cardenolide Aglycone Formation in Digitalis -- Biosynthesis of Isoprenoid Precursors in Arabidopsis -- Understanding the Mechanisms that Modulate the MEP Pathway in Higher Plants -- Functional Analysis of HMG-CoA Reductase and Oxidosqualene Cyclases in Arabidopsis -- Systems Understanding of Isoprenoid Pathway Regulation in Arabidopsis.〈br〉〈/p〉
    Abstract: 〈p〉Isoprenoids are important in primary and secondary metabolism. They have implications in a myriad of physiological processes notably in plants, microorganisms and parasites, and biological activities at the cellular, organism, and ecosystem levels. The importance of isoprenoids in various areas of the scientific world has spurred intense research worldwide. Also their role in "nutraceuticals" has stimulated scientific curiosity. Literature on isoprenoids is widely scattered in journals with quite differing readerships and geographic distribution. 〈/p〉〈p〉A comprehensive book on isoprenoids does not exist.〈i〉 Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms: New Concepts and Experimental Approaches〈/i〉℗ fills this gap by presenting the latest and the most applicable information on isoprenoids. The most recent TERPNET conference℗ serves as℗ the backdrop and provides much of the inspiration for the topics covered in the book. Additional topics of interest are covered as well, making 〈i〉Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms: New Concepts and Experimental Approaches 〈/i〉the most comprehensive review of isoprenoid synthesis to date. 〈/p〉〈p〉
    Pages: : digital.
    ISBN: 9781461440635
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  • 4
    Keywords: Medicine ; Immunology ; Emerging infectious diseases ; Cytology ; Biomedicine ; Immunology ; Cell Biology ; Infectious Diseases ; Springer eBooks
    Pages: : digital
    ISBN: 9783034801577
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  • 5
    Keywords: Economic development ; Economic policy ; Game theory ; Natural resources ; Regional Development ; Development Policy ; Game theory ; Natural Resource and Energy Economics ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Reviewing the Literature and Setting Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for the Research -- Chapter 3: The Analytic Framework: Modeling the Dilemma of Transboundary River Basins as an Iterated PD Game -- Chapter 4: The Colonial Round: the Opening Scene of Utilizing the Nile Waters Outside Egypt -- Chapter 5: The Cold War Round: Large National Schemes on the Nile in a Polarized World -- Chapter 6: The Post Cold War Round: The Failure to Build an Institutionalized Basin-Wide Cooperation in the Nile -- Chapter 7: The Post-2011 Round: the New Chapter of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Shadow of the Future -- Chapter 8: Conclusion: Tug-of-War or Benefits for All? -- Maps -- References
    Abstract: This book introduces an analytic framework constructed upon the iterated Prisoners' Dilemma game to model and analyze transboundary water interactions along the Nile River. It presents a thorough and in-depth analysis of the historical path through which conflict and cooperation have been generated among the Nile riparians over large-scale developmental schemes. This is done through modeling water interactions in the basin as an iterated Prisoners' Dilemma game and employing process-tracing method to compare four distinguishable rounds of the game: the colonial round, the Cold War round, the post-Cold War round, and the post-2011 round. The book examines the influences of the changing political contexts at the domestic, regional, and global levels on the game outcomes. This framework is initially applied on several cases of international rivers worldwide, while the rest of the book is devoted to the Nile case. The book's central argument is that the riparians' interests, capabilities, and beliefs are heterogeneous in varying degrees and that the changing multilevel political contexts influence the level of such heterogeneities among the riparians, which ultimately drive the equilibrium dynamics in the Nile game to generate different conflictive and cooperative outcomes over time. Although the book's main conclusion indicates that the absence of economic interdependence and regional integration will transfer the game into tug-of-war, which will impose harsh punishment on the basin communities and ecosystems on the long term, the final chapter lists a group of recommendations addressed to the riparian states and international donors, exploring the way for boosting cooperation and preventing conflicts in the basin. Presenting clear theoretical, methodological, and policy implications, this book is appropriate for students and scholars of international relations, hydrology, and development studies
    Pages: XXXIII, 277 p. 55 illus., 52 illus. in color. : online resource.
    ISBN: 9783030026653
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  • 6
    Keywords: Medicine ; Gastroenterology ; Abdomen / Surgery ; Medicine & Public Health ; Gastroenterology ; Abdominal Surgery ; Springer eBooks
    ISBN: 9782817802374
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  • 7
    Keywords: Medicine ; Gynecology ; Radiotherapy ; Oncology ; Cancer / Surgery ; Pain Medicine ; Medicine & Public Health ; Medicine/Public Health, general ; Oncology ; Surgical Oncology ; Gynecology ; Pain Medicine ; Radiotherapy ; Springer eBooks
    ISBN: 9782817802459
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  • 8
    Call number: QP501Z:58/43
    Keywords: Proteomics
    Pages: xxiii, 384 p. : ill.
    ISBN: 9781402059421
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  • 9
    Keywords: Medicine ; Anesthesiology ; Critical care medicine ; Medicine & Public Health ; Intensive / Critical Care Medicine ; Anesthesiology ; Springer eBooks
    Pages: : digital
    ISBN: 9783540879565
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  • 10
    Keywords: Medicine ; Radiology, Medical ; Radiotherapy ; Oncology ; Cancer / Surgery ; Medicine & Public Health ; Medicine/Public Health, general ; Oncology ; Surgical Oncology ; Radiotherapy ; Imaging / Radiology ; Springer eBooks
    Pages: : digital
    ISBN: 9782817800769
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