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The higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis) is an important model for identifying plant genes and determining their function. To assist biological investigations and to define chromosome structure, a coordinated effort to sequence the Arabidopsis genome was initiated in late 1996. Here we report one of the first milestones of this project, the(More)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Improving the care of adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) has been the focus of many different organizations, and several have developed guidelines for management of CAP. Two of the most widely referenced are those of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS). In response(More)
It is difficult to determine the impact of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in Europe, because precise data are scarce. Mortality attributable to CAP varies widely between European countries and with the site of patient management. This review analysed the clinical and economic burden, aetiology and resistance patterns of CAP in European adults. All(More)
Alzheimer's disease and cerebral amyloid angiopathies (CAA) are clinically heterogeneous diseases, but pathogenically related by the deposition of beta A4-amyloid in the brain in the form of neuritic plaques and/or vascular infiltrates. Antibodies directed against the N-terminal region of the predicted sequence of the beta A4 amyloid protein precursor (APP)(More)
BACKGROUND Telavancin is a lipoglycopeptide bactericidal against gram-positive pathogens. METHODS Two methodologically identical, double-blind studies (0015 and 0019) were conducted involving patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) due to gram-positive pathogens, particularly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Patients were(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cytogenetics is the most important prognostic factor in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, a high proportion of patients show normal or intermediate-risk karyotypes. In these patients, other determinants could help to identify those with a higher risk of relapse. Recently, internal tandem duplications (ITD) and D835 mutations(More)
BACKGROUND Risk factors for nosocomial pneumonia, such as gastro-oesophageal reflux and subsequent aspiration, can be reduced by semirecumbent body position in intensive-care patients. The objective of this study was to assess whether the incidence of nosocomial pneumonia can also be reduced by this measure. METHODS This trial was stopped after the(More)
BACKGROUND Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) causes considerable morbidity and mortality in adults, particularly in the elderly. METHODS Structured searches of PubMed were conducted to identify up-to-date information on the incidence of CAP in adults in Europe, as well as data on lifestyle and medical risk factors for CAP. RESULTS The overall annual(More)
OBJECTIVE Shock is a severe syndrome resulting in multiple organ dysfunction and a high mortality rate. The goal of this consensus statement is to provide recommendations regarding the monitoring and management of the critically ill patient with shock. METHODS An international consensus conference was held in April 2006 to develop recommendations for(More)
Deviant genetic codes reported in ciliates share the same feature: one (UGA) or two (UAR) of the three canonical stop codons are translated into one particular amino acid. In many genera, such as Oxytricha, Paramecium, and Tetrahymena, UAR codons are translated into glutamine. UGA is translated into cysteine in Euplotes or into tryptophan in Colpoda inflata(More)