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Case-matched study of short-term effects of 3D vs 2D laparoscopic radical resection of rectal cancer

The purpose of this study is to compare and evaluate the security and efficacy of 3D vs 2D laparoscopy in rectal cancer treatment. Forty-six patients who suffered from rectal cancer and went on laparoscopic radical resection of rectal carcinoma in Peking University Shougang Hospital from Feb. 2015 to Mar. 2016 were included in the study. They were randomly divided into two groups. ...

Randomized comparison of the effectiveness of nasal intubation using a GlideScope video laryngoscope with Magill forceps versus vascular forceps in patients with a normal airway

Purpose The GlideScope® video laryngoscope (GVL) is widely used for nasotracheal intubation in dental and facial plastic surgery. The angle of the Magill forceps is different from that of the GVL blade, which suggests that the Magill forceps are not the ideal forceps for use with the GVL. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the Magill forceps vs vascular ...

Product group confinement in SUSY gauge theories

We propose a new set of s-confining theories with product gauge groups and no tree-level superpotential, based on a model with one antisymmetric matter field and four flavors of quarks. For each product group we find a set of gauge-invariant operators which satisfy the ’t Hooft anomaly matching conditions, and we identify the dynamically generated superpotential which reproduces ...

From Student-Athletes to Employee-Athletes: Why a "Pay for Play

In recent years, numerous commentators have called for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) to relax its rules prohibiting athlete pay. This movement to allow athletes to share in the revenues of college sports arises from the belief that college athletes sacrifice too much time, personal autonomy, and physical health to justify their lack of pay. It further ...

The association between DNA methylation and exon expression in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas

Background DNA methylation is one of the most important epigenetic modifications of eukaryotic genomes and is believed to play integral roles in diverse biological processes. Although DNA methylation has been well studied in mammals, data are limited in invertebrates, particularly Mollusca. The Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas is an emerging genetic model for functional analysis of ...

Considerations Regarding the Ethical Viability of Voluntary Active Euthanasia

Issues regarding death are incredibly complicated and involve topics that are often difficult to discuss. In this essay, I will argue that active euthanasia is morally and ethically permissible in instances involving consenting terminally ill patients. Using an act-utilitarian approach, I contend that voluntary active euthanasia should be seen as a viable option due to its ...

In roots of Arabidopsis thaliana, the damage-associated molecular pattern AtPep1 is a stronger elicitor of immune signalling than flg22 or the chitin heptamer

Plants interpret their immediate environment through perception of small molecules. Microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs) such as flagellin and chitin are likely to be more abundant in the rhizosphere than plant-derived damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs). We investigated how the Arabidopsis thaliana root interprets MAMPs and DAMPs as danger signals. We monitored ...

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Occurrence Et Evaluation Du Risque De L’histamine Dans Les Produits De La Peche Commercialises Sur Le Marche Marocain

The histamine levels of preserved and semi-preserved fish marketed in Morocco from 2013 to 2015 have been determined. This study presents the results of histamine control plan of 446 samples of fishery products collected from different areas of Morocco: retail markets, supermarkets, commercial and social restaurants. The synthesis of the data revealed that the occurrence of ...

Functional characterization of zebrafish orthologs of the human Beta 3-Glucosyltransferase B3GLCT gene mutated in Peters Plus Syndrome

Peters Plus Syndrome (PPS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by ocular defects, short stature, brachydactyly, characteristic facial features, developmental delay and other highly variable systemic defects. Classic PPS is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the B3GLCT gene encoding for a β3-glucosyltransferase that catalyzes the attachment of glucose via a β1–3 ...

Effects of intra-operative fluoroscopic 3D-imaging on peri-operative imaging strategy in calcaneal fracture surgery

Introduction Previous studies demonstrated that intra-operative fluoroscopic 3D-imaging (3D-imaging) in calcaneal fracture surgery is promising to prevent revision surgery and save costs. However, these studies limited their focus to corrections performed after 3D-imaging, thereby neglecting corrections after intra-operative fluoroscopic 2D-imaging (2D-imaging). The aim of this ...

Everything, Everything

Maddy has a very rare autoimmune disease: if she steps outside her home, she'll die. One day, a boy named Olly moves next door. Communicating only through text and email, Maddy and Olly get to know each other and slowly start to fall in love. Maddy's nurse sneaks Olly into the house on one condition: he cannot touch her. After having a stolen kiss, and Olly telling her she's only ...

Distribution of atherosclerotic stenosis determining early neurologic deterioration in acute ischemic stroke

Background and purpose Early neurologic deterioration (END) during the acute stage of stroke is clinically important because of its association with poor outcomes. The purpose of this study was (1) to investigate variables associated with END, (2) to determine the distribution of atherosclerotic stenosis associated with END, and (3) to clarify the relationship between END and ...

Density-dependent signaling: An alternative hypothesis on the function of chemical signaling in a non-territorial solitary carnivore

Brown bears are known to use rubbing behavior as a means of chemical communication, but the function of this signaling is unclear. One hypothesis that has gained support is that male bears rub to communicate dominance to other males. We tested the communication of dominance hypothesis in a low-density brown bear population in southeast British Columbia. We contrasted rubbing rates ...

Even spin \( \mathcal{N}=4 \) holography

A two-dimensional Sp(2N ) vector model with small \( \mathcal{N}=4 \) superconformal symmetry is formulated, and its chiral algebra is shown to be freely generated by super-primary fields of even conformal weight. This vector model is the large level limit of a coset theory with large \( \mathcal{N}=4 \), whose proposed AdS3 dual is a minimal Vasiliev higher spin theory with gauge ...

Timing of Strobilurin Fungicide for Control of Top Dieback in Corn

Significant yield losses can result from top dieback (TDB) in dent corn, which is caused by infection by the fungus, Colletotrichum graminicola, causing anthracnose. Research is limited on the effectiveness of fungicide application because of the unpredictable nature of the disease. Three field studies were established to assess the timing of fungicide application on foliar ...