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Paul, Willi - - 2011
Graphene discovered as an exciting material for fundamental physics during 2004 is now poised for a wide range of nanotechnology applications. Its biomedical applications particularly on drug delivery and biosensor applications are limited. Although carbon is considered to be highly compatible to blood, nanomaterials' biosafety has caused more and more ...
Kobayashi, Masanori - - 2011
For severe meniscus injury patients with the future problem of degenerative change or osteoarthrosis (OA) in knee joint, we have newly developed a artficial meniscus using the uniaxial oriented compressive reinforced polyvinyl alcohol-hydrogel (PVA-H). In present study, the results up to six moths after animal operation to assess the use ...
Adak, M. - - 2011
Hydroxyapatite [Ca.sub.10][(P[O.sub.4]).sub.6][(OH).sub.2] is an important biomaterial and is the principal replacement inorganic constituent of bones and teeth. It is also used as the replacement of heart valves, hip joints and other implants in the human body. A novel procedure to produce porous hydroxyapatite from dead snail shells is reported. Dead ...
Gupta, Seema - - 2011
Laser dental care is possible in all of the disciplines of dentistry. The public has an expectation that their dentist should be up to date and wants the most modern, advanced care possible. The future of lasers in dentistry is promising, and new applications and procedures are being developed. The ...
Alla, Rama - - 2011
For centuries, clinicians have been attempting to replace missing teeth with suitable synthetic materials. Dental implants are fixtures that serve as replacements for the root of the missing natural tooth and becoming popular in the current day dental practice. Success or failure of the dental implant treatment is mainly based ...
Bahraminasab, Marjan - - 2011
As a step towards developing a biomaterial for femoral component of total knee replacement, the goals of this study were to introduce NiTi shape memory alloy as a promising material for orthopedic implant and to evaluate the effect of different material properties on contact behavior of the joint and stress ...
Kahn, Philip - - 2011
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) consists of a collection of all forms of chronic arthritis in childhood with no apparent cause. JIA is the most common rheumatic disease in children and may result in significant pain, joint deformity, and growth impairment, with persistence of active arthritis into adulthood. The extra-articular features ...
Crittenden, Daria - - 2011
Over the past decade, the pace of investigation in the field of gout has accelerated tremendously. New advances have led to deeper insight into the processes of inflammation and innate immunity, and new treatments are now available, or likely to become available in the near future. Some of the more ...
Yazici, Yusuf - - 2011
Three major advances over the last decade have impacted the way we treat rheumatoid arthritis; early and aggressive treatment, use of disease activity measures leading to treat to target, and availability of biologic agents. No oral biologic agents are available at this time but promising data is emerging for two ...
Woodrick, Robert - - 2011
Three years after the approval of the interleukin 6 (1L-6) receptor antibody tocilizumab in the U.S. for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, data has continued to accumulate that can help guide its use for this indication. In particular, the structural benefit of therapy, previously shown in Japanese studies, has been ...
Simsek, Ismail - - 2011
The identification of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-[alpha]) as an important mediator in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) led to the development of TNF inhibitors (TNFIs), which has ushered in a revolution not only in therapies for RA, but other rheumatic diseases as well. Treatment strategies for RA will continue ...
Jain, Manish - - 2011
The use of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) has increased in a variety of rheumatic conditions, particularly rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MSKUS complements the physical examination by allowing for superior visualization of synovitis and erosive changes compared to conventional radiography and provides detail comparable or supplementary to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This modality ...
Pincus, Theodore - - 2011
Quantitative measurement according to a laboratory test such as hemoglobin A1c or creatinine provides a "gold standard" for care of every individual with a specific diagnosis. By contrast, no single "gold standard" quantitative measure is available in rheumatic diseases. Laboratory tests are limited, and clinical decisions are based more on ...
Yazici, Yusuf - - 2011
Messenger, Daren - - 2011
Apostolidou, Zoe - - 2011
Radlett, Marty - - 2011
Adams, Martin - - 2011
Iacovou, Susan - - 2011
'Anxiety has a subtle and elusive character that thought can scarcely grasp.' (Macquarrie, 1973,p173). This paper describes the development of the concept of anxiety in psychotherapeutic and philosophical thinking, and defines existential anxiety, comparing and contrasting it to neurotic anxiety, with reference to normal anxiety, without which, the picture would ...
Voller, Diana - - 2011
This paper explores role of the therapists' capacity to be in uncertainty in therapeutic practice, drawing on Keats' concept of 'negative capability', and adapting it to describe an aspect of the psychotherapists' process. The paper proposes that the therapists' capacity to be in uncertainty is an important, but previously underrepresented, ...
da Fonseca, - - 2011
This paper is based on a p henomenological investigation regarding the subjective experience of the awareness of finitude during old-age. Three elders who had already undergone the awareness of finitude were selected and Amadeo Giorgi's method was used in order to describe this lived experience and its respective acts of ...
Belassie, James - - 2011
This paper discusses the role of water imagery in Camus' last complete novel, and relates it to the experience of the absurd. The richness and complexity of meaning that is to be found in the Camus' carefully constructed metaphorical systems demonstrate his virtuosity as a literary philosopher.
Wilberg, Peter - - 2011
The aim of this article is to emphasise the relevance of existential analysis not just to psychotherapy but to both the philosophy and practice of medicine. Its message is that the very division of 'psychotherapy' from 'somatic' medicine runs counter to the philosophical foundations of existential analysis.
Ruzicka, Jiri - - 2011
The author considers a number of issues that are overlooked in psychotherapy, with the result that its identity and purpose are endangered.
Berguno, George - - 2011
Yukio Mishima's novel The Temple of the Golden Pavilion is one of the most enigmatic texts in world literature. Narrated in the first-person and with a wealth of psychological details about the narrator's past, the novel has, understandably, attracted the attention of psychoanalysts. Psychoanalytic readings of the text, however, have ...
Richards, Christina - - 2011
This paper explores existential themes encountered in therapeutic practice with transsexual (trans) people. Drawing from her experience as a clinician within a large NHS clinic concerned with transgender care the author outlines the nexus of transsexualism with choice, freedom, authenticity, the existential 'givens', facticity and the making of a 'leap ...
Willig, Carla - - 2011
This lecture was given on Wednesday 27th October 2010 at City University's Northampton Suite. It was given on the occasion of my promotion to Professor of Psychology at City University. The audience consisted of academic psychologists (lecturers and researchers from City University and a range of other institutions), research students, ...
Clarke, Colin - - 2011
In this paper, I will be exploring the phenomenon of 'barebacking' or UAI, the practice of unprotected anal intercourse. I will be hoping to clarify how this currently expanding phenomenon, and the reality of the complexity of issues that underpin the practice itself, can be viewed from an existential and ...
Pearce, Richard - - 2011
Drawing on the work of Jean-Paul Sartre, this paper develops an existential approach to sex and sexuality. The initial focus draws on Sartre's early work pertaining to 'being for others', before considering the significance of his later work, in particular his attempts to contextualise the individual within a social and ...
Bazzano, Manu - - 2011
The new injunction is no longer repression but enjoy!--echoing Kafka's libertine father. We are lulled into the false freedom of de-sublimation, where sex is a set of techniques. The alternative? Visceral love, expressed in Sartre's Saint Genet--and Levinas's notion of desire, related to a radical ethical stance.
Barker, Meg - - 2011
This paper considers the relevance of de Beauvoir's work for clients with 'vaginismus'. Focusing on women's relationships to their bodies, partners, and being-for-others more widely, it links de Beauvoir's theories to more recent research, and to a key case study. The importance of therapist awareness of shifting gender roles is ...
du Plock, - - 2011
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