ICTSD's project on Trade and Sustainable Energy aims to promote pro-sustainable development perspectives for a transition to sustainable energy production and consumption by brokering new and innovative knowledge on trade-related opportunities and challenges. The project aims to: • Support the transition to a sustainable energy future by providing relevant… (More)
BACKGROUND The circadian clock influences a number of cardiovascular (patho)physiological processes including the incidence of acute myocardial infarction. A circadian variation in infarct size has recently been shown in rodents, but there is no clinical evidence of this finding. OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of time-of-day onset of ST segment… (More)
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Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) have a higher incidence of infections, and those with bacteremia are more prone to develop sepsis and infective endocarditis (IE). Nevertheless, data concerning the impact of DM on the prognosis of patients with IE are limited and sometimes contradictory. We examined the impact of DM on the inhospital outcome of… (More)
INTRODUCTION Conduction disorders in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are associated with high mortality. Previous studies have analyzed the implications of AVB in acute coronary syndrome treated with fibrinolysis. However, the implications of AVB in patients with STEMI treated with primary angioplasty have not been… (More)
Since the birth of plastic surgery, rhinoplasty has been an outstanding chapter. Facial balance has been endeavoured with two parameters: size and shape. Now, however, the criterion for harmony has involved two more parameters; position and function. Position is related to other facial elements, such as, upper maxilla, upper lip, forehead, and frontonasal… (More)
Acknowledgments ICTSD wishes to express its gratitude to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) whose valuable support made this project possible. We further wish to thank Alexander Werth and the participants of the joint ICTSD-GTZ Central America and… (More)