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A more restricted definition of a PLA folding is introduced, which is called bipartite folding. The additional constraints of a bipartite folding force the resulting PLA to have a more uniform structure. This structure of a column bipartite folding is then exploited when subsequently folding the rows of the PLA. A column bipartite folding creates fewer(More)
The effect of naltrexone (0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 mg/kg) on the frequency of self-injurious behavior (SIB) was investigated in three male adolescents. The frequency of total SIB was reduced significantly in all three subjects; dose-dependent decreases (at 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 mg/kg) in SIB frequency were observed in the two mentally retarded subjects. These(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine if zolpidem is associated with improved responsiveness or regional cerebral perfusion in patients with persistent vegetative states. METHODS Following ethics approval, children with persistent vegetative state were enrolled in a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial. Patients(More)
Water accumulation in the heart is important in ischemia-reperfusion injury and operations performed by using cardiopulmonary bypass, with cardiac dysfunction associated with myocardial edema being the principal determinant of clinical outcome. As an initial step in determining the role of aquaporin (AQP) water channels in myocardial edema, we have assessed(More)
Transmembrane water transport is mediated by aquaporins (AQPs), of which AQP1 and AQP4 are expressed in skeletal muscle. AQP4 expression is reduced in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients, and is reported to correlate with decreased alpha1-syntrophin and altered osmotic permeability. In this study, we assessed the relationship between AQP1, AQP4,(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a psychometric instrument to evaluate psychological processes associated with institutional abuse and coping strategies used to deal with such abuse. METHODS As part of a comprehensive assessment protocol, an inventory containing theoretically derived multi-item rational scales which assessed institutional abuse-related psychological(More)