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In 108 workers occupationally exposed to benzene, toluene and xylene the numbers of lymphocytes containing intact lysosomes having cytochemically determined activity of N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) were calculated in the peripheral blood. The benzene, toluene and xylene concentration in the air of at work places were 0-370, 0-580 and 0-506 mg/cu.… (More)
UNLABELLED Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional cytokine that regulates the immune response, differentiation of B cells, activation of T lymphocytes and acute phase reactions. AIM OF THE STUDY Quantitation of interleukin-6 in cerebrospinal fluid from patients with purulent bacterial meningitis (PBM) and viral meningitis (VM) on the first day of… (More)
Anabolic steroid use is widespread and has been associated with a variety of pathological conditions. The subject of this case is a 22 years old man with cerebral ischaemic stroke. He had no previous medical complaints but had a history of anabolic steroid abuse. This case presents a side effect of long term abuse of these drugs.
This paper describes the development and feasibility of a work package for performing subsea teleoperative tasks using wireless acoustic communications networks. It begins by considering teleoperation from a stationary platform, characterizing the approach, describing a practical implementation and presenting results from real-world trials. During these… (More)
The hypothesis of Mickel (1975) on multiple sclerosis suggested disturbances of lipid peroxidation in that disease. The purpose of this report was an analysis of oxygen metabolism in platelets in that disease, taking into account the peroxidation of lipids and antioxidant enzymatic protection against oxygen stress. In the reported study the concentration of… (More)
The authors studied the changes of inositol concentration in the cerebrospinal fluid in 97 neurological patients. The highest values were found in cases of chronic ischalgia or brachial plexus painful syndromes and in multiple sclerosis, and the lowest ones in patients with generalized epileptic seizures. Intermediate values were observed in cases of… (More)