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Previous reports have suggested a possible role for vitamin D in the etiology of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU); however, little information is available regarding the role of other micronutrients. We, therefore, analyzed vitamin D, vitamin B12, and ferritin levels in CSU patients (n = 282) from a preexisting database at Southampton General Hospital.(More)
Purpose: The primary objective of this study was to assess the performance of a preclinical micro PET/CT (ARGUS-SEDECAL) via GATE, Geant4 Application for Tomographic Emission, a virtual platform for tomographic emission simulation. Methods: By using GATE, we were able to accurately reproduce the physics of a PET scanner, including such as the instrument's(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic urticaria (CU) in the UK could be referred to health care professionals (HCPs) with diverse specialties using different guidelines. The aims of the present study were to determine which CU guidelines HCPs in the UK use, which tests they use for the diagnosis of CU, and how they manage CU. METHODS In this UK-wide survey, we(More)
In aquatic ecosystems, body size has a remarkable influence on the hierarchical structure of food webs and trophic interactions. The trophic relationship between mosquito larvae and copepods offers an exception to the conspicuous feature that the bigger consumes the smaller. We here address this ecological question by investigating the predation impact of(More)