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Benzodiazepines are widely prescribed for a variety of conditions, particularly anxiety and insomnia. They are relatively safe and, with overdose, rarely result in death. However, used chronically, benzodiazepines can be addicting. These agents are often taken in combination with other drugs of abuse by patients with addiction disorders. In such patients,(More)
BACKGROUND In 2007, a US Air Force training facility reported a cluster of severe respiratory illnesses associated with a rare human adenovirus (Ad) serotype, Ad14. We investigated this outbreak to better understand its epidemiology, clinical spectrum, and associated risk factors. METHODS Data were collected from ongoing febrile respiratory illness (FRI)(More)
This paper presents the design of a three-dimensional data acquisition system based on multiple, single-dimensional optical sensors. The system can operate in any of three modes: (1) the tracking of multiple, independent, point light sources (2) the automatic digitization of opaque surfaces (3) the real-time tracking of an unmarked moving object (e.g.,(More)
The consumption of powder additives applied in a simple powder form has fallen from almost 60 % to below 40% during the last 5 years. This change is not remarkable given the many problems associated with powders, ranging from health & safety to transport, storage and feeding issues. What is more remarkable is that, although a very slight increase in(More)
A hypothesis about the neurobiological bases of drive, drive reduction and will in addictive illness is presented. Drive reduction seems to require both SEEKING and gratification. Will is the everyday term for our experience of drives functioning within us. Addictive drugs take over the will by altering neurotransmission in the SEEKING system. As a result(More)
  • Charles Ahlfeld, Tom Burke, +16 authors Pat Schweiger
  • 2012
– The conceptual design of a 1200 MW thermal, 500 MW electrical, Traveling Wave Reactor (TWR) Plant has been completed with the objective of completing construction and startup by 2020. The reactor is a pool-type, sodium-cooled fast reactor and has been named TerraPower – 1 (TP-1). The TP-1 core will operate for over 40 years without refueling, but(More)
29 and neurobiology of addiction: An incentive-sensitiza-tion view. in dopaminergic and glutamatergic transmission in the induction and expression of behavioral sensitization: a critical review of preclinical studies. Psychodynamics or neuro-psychoanalysis? Dr. Khantzian has done a masterful job of summarizing the psychodynamic literature on addiction.(More)
BACKGROUND Factors that increase the risk of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are not fully understood. Recently, Hospital Compare began compiling data from hospital-required reporting to the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network on CLABSIs in intensive care units (ICUs), at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals in the United(More)