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Climate change induced by anthropogenic warming of the earth's atmosphere is a daunting problem. This review examines one of the consequences of climate change that has only recently attracted attention: namely, the effects of climate change on the environmental distribution and toxicity of chemical pollutants. A review was undertaken of the scientific(More)
Xen is an x86 virtual machine monitor produced by the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and released under the GNU General Public License. Performance results comparing XenoLinux (Linux running in a Xen virtual machine) to native Linux as well as to other virtualization tools such as User Mode Linux (UML) were recently published in the paper “Xen(More)
CONTEXT Only 1% to 8% of adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survive to hospital discharge. OBJECTIVE To compare resuscitation outcomes before and after an urban emergency medical services (EMS) system switched from manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to load-distributing band (LDB) CPR. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS A phased,(More)
This paper reviews the scientific literature addressing the environmental fate and nontarget effects of the Cry protein toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), specifically resulting from their expression in transgenic crops. Published literature on analytical methodologies for the detection and quantification of the Cry proteins in environmental matrices(More)
Exposure of developing fish to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (HAHs) results in a suite of defects including cardiac malformation, pericardial and yolk sac edema, craniofacial defects, and hemorrhaging. Several populations of Atlantic killifish or mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus) on the Atlantic coast of the(More)
In a graph G whose vertices contain pebbles, a pebbling move uv removes two pebbles from u and adds one pebble to a neighbor v of u. The optimal pebbling number b π(G) is the minimum k such that there exists a distribution of k pebbles to G so that for any target vertex r in G, there is a sequence of pebbling moves which places a pebble on r. The pebbling(More)
PURPOSE One of the concerns with colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis as a prophylactic procedure for patients with familial adenomatous polyposis is the risk of metachronous rectal cancer, estimated at from 12 to 43 percent. These estimates are based largely on surgeries performed at a time when the only alternative option to ileorectal anastomosis for(More)
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that mediates many of the toxic effects of dioxin-like compounds (DLCs) and some polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Strong AHR agonists, such as certain polychlorinated biphenyls and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), cause severe cardiac teratogenesis in fish(More)
INTRODUCTION Aspirin is commonly administered for acute coronary syndromes in the prehospital setting. Few studies have addressed the incidence of adverse effects associated with prehospital administration of aspirin. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of adverse events following the administration of aspirin by prehospital personnel. METHODS(More)