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Biodiversity continues to decline in the face of increasing anthropogenic pressures such as habitat destruction, exploitation, pollution and introduction of alien species. Existing global databases of species' threat status or population time series are dominated by charismatic species. The collation of datasets with broad taxonomic and biogeographic(More)
We asked: (i) Which environmental factors determine the level of α-diversity at several scales and β-diversity in steppic grasslands? (ii) How do the effects of environmental factors on α- and β-diversity vary between the different taxonomic groups (vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens)? We sampled nested-plot series ranging from 0.0001 to 100 m2 and(More)
INTRODUCTION Neuropathy with non-alcoholic thiamine deficiency is reported in the literature, but bladder disorders are rarely detailed. CASE REPORTS We report two cases of bladder disorders in neuropathy with thiamine deficiency. One patient presented with a flaccid bladder and impaired sensation; the postvoid residual volume was raised. The other(More)
INTRODUCTION Muscular hematomas are frequently reported as a complication of anticoagulation therapy. METHODS We report six cases of spontaneous muscular hematomas occurring in hemiplegic patients receiving anticoagulation therapy using heparin, low-molecular-weight heparin or fluindione. Anticoagulation therapy was given in prophylactic doses to two(More)
3-[(2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidine-4-ylimino)methyl]rifamycin (4) and spin-labeled rifamycin-3-[(2,2,6,6- tetramethyl-1-oxyl-piperidine-4-ylimino)methyl]rifamycin (1) were prepared. The structures of these compounds were determined by IR, UV, MS and 1H NMR of 4. The ESR-spectrum of 1 is a symmetric triplet signal, characteristic of nitroxyl radicals, g =(More)
The PREDICTS project-Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems (www.predicts.org.uk)-has collated from published studies a large, reasonably representative database of comparable samples of biodiversity from multiple sites that differ in the nature or intensity of human impacts relating to land use. We have used this(More)
A literature survey of 106 articles shows that standard electrostimulation is an effective treatment of urinary incontinence and urinary disorders with bladder instability. Bladder inhibition is obtained by applying an alternating current at a frequency of between 5 and 25Hz and with a pulse width of between 0.2 and 0.5ms. In 19 articles (including three(More)
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