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The influence of verbal encouragement during assessment of maximal oxygen consumption of subjects scoring as Type A and Type B on the Jenkins Activity Survey, Form T was examined. Fourteen Type A and 12 Type B scorers performed two randomly assigned tests on a motor-driven treadmill with and without verbal encouragement during testing. Treadmill time,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Pulse oximetry (Sp02) is a key parameter monitored during polysomnographic studies, and different acquisition settings can be employed to obtain this data. The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of different settings would significantly influence scoring of respiratory disturbance events (RDE). DESIGN Prospective study (More)
The cascade of inflammatory pathogenetic mechanisms in multiple sclerosis (MS) has no specific conventional MRI correlates. Clinicians therefore stipulate improved imaging specificity to define the pathological substrates of MS in vivo including mapping of intracellular sodium accumulation. Based upon preclinical findings and results of previous sodium MRI(More)
A 66-year-old white woman with a greater than 20-year history of electrocardiographic evidence of the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, including documented recur rent supravenfricular tachycardias, was studied. Despite the disappearance of the delta wave after initiation of therapy with digoxin and quinidine sulfate, the patient continued to have frequent(More)
Eine 24-jährige Patientin klagte über eine seit 5 Tagen bestehende Odynophagie, Rhinitis, allgemeine Abgeschlagenheit und Fieber (>38,5°C). Deshalb hatte sie eine Kombination aus Paracetamol, Ibuprofen und ASS eingenommen. Bei ausbleibender Besserung erhielt sie Amoxicillin. Nahrungs- und Flüssigkeitsaufnahme war aufgrund der ausgeprägten Odynophagie nicht(More)
14C-labelled benserazide was administered to six patients with parkinsonism and total radioactivity was measured in the plasma, urine and faeces. Three patients received benserazide both orally and intravenously, while three other patients received benserazide orally alone and together with L-DOPA (= MADOPAR®). Plasma levels did not follow first-order(More)
Si0.5Geo0.5 nanowires have been utilized to fabricate source-drain channels of p-type field effect transistors (p-FETs). These transistors were fabricated using two methods, focused ion beam (FIB) and electron beam lithography (EBL). The electrical analyses of these devices show field effect transistor characteristics. The boron-doped SiGe p-FETs with a(More)
Single-crystal SiGe nanowires were synthesized via the vapour-liquid-solid (VLS) growth mechanism using disilane and germane as precursor gases. We have investigated the effect of temperature, pressure, and the inlet gas ratio on the growth and stoichiometry of Si(x)Ge(1-x) nanowires. The nanowires were characterized using scanning and transmission electron(More)
This paper presents parameter estimation techniques useful for detecting background changes in a video sequence with extreme foreground activity. A specific application of interest is automated detection of the covert placement of threats (e.g., a briefcase bomb) inside crowded public facilities. We propose that a histogram of pixel intensity acquired from(More)
In order to study the effect of cytochrome P-450 isozyme induction on the pharmacokinetics and metabolism of diltiazem (DTZ), male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 300-600 g were randomly assigned to two groups. The enzyme induction group (n = 4) received phenobarbital 60 mg/kg i.p. once daily for 4 days, whereas the control group (n = 6) received normal saline(More)