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Bhupathy, Subramanian - - 2009
We monitored the mortality of herpetofauna on a fortnightly basis along National Highway 220, which cuts across the Western Ghats, India, during December 2006-November 2007. In all, 101 amphibians (3.5 amphibians/ 10km) belonging to six taxa and 78 reptiles (2.7 reptiles/10 km) of 23 taxa were found dead in 48 ...
Malonza, Patrick - - 2009
Burrowing limbless and slender skinks of the genus Melanoseps have been assumed to be oviparous. Our field observations, however, indicate Melanoseps loveridgei from Kitobo forest is viviparous and has a litter size of three young.
Karunarathna, D.M.S. - - 2009
The Spotted giant gecko, Hemidactylus maculatus hunae, is the largest gecko recorded in Sri Lanka and it is considered to be endemic of the island. There are few records of geckos feeding on vertebrates, and this Is the first record of a gecko feeding on a rat species. More research ...
Roldan, Juan Salvador - - 2009
We document the first record of viperid predation for Bothrops asper. The feeding event involved a neonate of this species and a neonate of Porthidium lansbergii, the prey item. We consider neonate viper opiophagy in B. asper s. density-dependent response, as has been shown in cannibalistic events. High neonate abundance ...
Hilje, Branko - - 2009
Territorial behavior in males of Oophaga pumilio has been reported as a defensive diurnal display of resident-intruder aggressive behaviors. We observed a previously undescribed nocturnal territorial behavior in a resident-Intruder confrontation between two strawberry male frogs in Costa Rica. Such behavior was characterized by aggressive interactions and vocalizations that differ ...
Mueses-Cisneros, Jonh - - 2009
The current state of the knowledge of the tiger frog Hyloscirtus tigrinus is presented, on the basis of information obtained from 32 explorations carried out among the years 2005-2009 in Southwestern Colombia and Northern Ecuador. The species is reported in six of the 24 localities visited, four of them not ...
Rios, Edwin - - 2009
Between February and June 2006, we performed a study of natural lizard communities in two zones of the Colombian Choco Natural Region (Angostura, Tado; and Sangaral Playa del Medio, Guapi), Colombia, to generate a baseline in knowledge. We registered 207 individuals distributed in seven families, 11 genera and 17 species. ...
Estrella, Amalid - - 2009
The dipsadid genus Helicops comprises sixteen species ocurring in all South American countries, with the exception of Chile. Such aquatic snakes inhabit rivers and lagoons of Tropical areas; all species have enlarged rear teeth, although a sulcus is absent, reason why they are considered aglyphous snakes. Nonetheless, a well developed ...
Szaraz, Zoltan - - 2009
Brown, Douglas - - 2009
This biographical study tracks the life of Robert Goddard Young; a member of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College's (CMCC) Class of 1950. The paper begins with an overview of Robert Young's origins, his childhood and early training, moves to his tour of duty in World War II, followed by his ...
Green, Bart - - 2009
Objective: To summarize scholarly literature that describes practice, utilization, and/or policy of chiropractic services within international active duty and/or veteran health care environments.
Weinert, Dan - - 2009
Background: Doctors of Chiropractic frequently give therapeutic exercise and nutritional advice to patients. Skeletal muscle's role in health and disease is underappreciated. Creating synergy between protein consumption and exercise promotes protein synthesis and may impact patient outcomes.
Perrin, Roderic - - 2009
Objective: To investigate the use of an upper cervical low-force (UCLF) chiropractic procedure, based on a vertebral alignment model, in the management of neck pain and disability by assessing the impact on valid patient outcome measures.
Yuill, Erik - - 2009
Objective: To detail the progress of a patient with TMJ dysfunction and headaches due to swimming, who underwent a conservative treatment plan featuring soft tissue therapy, spinal manipulative therapy, and rehabilitation.
Emary, Peter - - 2009
Objective: To report on a case of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), which is a somewhat rare condition but one that can present in a chiropractic clinic, particularly one with a musculoskeletal scope of practice.
Sharaf, Pamela - - 2009
Necrotizing vasculitis continues to be a condition where difficult diagnostic and treatment decisions need to be made, with only a few well-done studies as clinical reference and support. New data suggest that both methotrexate and azathioprine may be effective agents for maintaining remission in antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)associated vasculitis after ...
Kahn, Philip - - 2009
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) consists of a group of heterogeneous disorders of chronic arthritis in childhood with no apparent cause. JIA is the most common rheumatic disease in children and may still result in significant morbidity, with joint deformity, growth impairment, and persistence of active arthritis into adulthood. In addition ...
Keenan, Robert - - 2009
Multiple epidemiologic studies confirm an association between hyperuricemia and cardiovascular disease (CVD), but it remains uncertain whether hyperuricemia is an independent or dependent risk factor for CVD. The question is particularly complex since patients with gout frequently have multiple comorbid conditions and adjusting for these conditions tends to reduce the ...
Honig, Stephen - - 2009
The need to initiate treatment for a postmenopausal woman with a low bone mass should be based on that individual's fracture risk over a finite period of time. Fracture assessment tools, such as the recently introduced FRAXTM model, allows the clinician to estimate an individual's absolute fracture risk over the ...
Hanly, John - - 2009
The occurrence of nervous system events in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge due to the diversity of clinical manifestations, the correction attribution of events to SLE or other causes, and the lack of clinical trial data to facilitate the selection of treatment options. ...
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This review focuses on events subsequent to planning a pregnancy and addresses three components of concern for women with systemic lupus erythematosus: maternal, placental, and fetal. Flare rates are generally low for patients who are clinically stable at conception. For patients who have never had renal disease, there is no ...
Pincus, Theodore - - 2009
Tight control of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be guided by RAPID3 (routine assessment of patient index data), an index without formal joint counts or laboratory tests, which can be scored on a multidimensional health assessment questionnaire (MDHAQ) in 5 seconds, compared to 42 seconds to score a standard HAQ, 90 ...
Weissmann, Gerald - - 2009
Rheumatoid factors are 9s IgM autoantibodies directed against the hinge regions of 7s IgG's that have been changed consequent to their encounter with a foreign antigen, such as those produced by oral bacteria. Occasionally self-aggregating 7 s IgG's serve this function. When these complexes are taken up by phagocytes in ...
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Czerw, Russell - - 2009
Mirvis, Stuart - - 2009
Adeniji, Adejimi - - 2009
Wellard, Sally - - 2009
Home based dialysis treatments were among the earliest high technology treatments widely adopted in Australia for home use. Advances in membrane technology together with the development of access devices and delivery systems provided the opportunity of extending dialysis as a treatment to a wider group of patients. The evolution of ...
George, Charles - - 2009
The history of the development of home dialysis provides a fascinating niche study in the history of nephrology. An understanding of the fundamental physiological and socio-economic background to it is essential if one wishes to acquire a balanced perception of the development of this form of treatment; and an understanding ...
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