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The concept of defense relates to the idea that organisms react physiologically to the presence of danger or threat in order to protect themselves from potential injury or death. This article reviews the literature on cardiac defense, a specific defense reaction that has a long tradition in psychophysiological research. The review begins with a brief(More)
OBJECTIVE This study determines the prevalence of gambling difficulties in a consecutive sample of psychiatric inpatients and compares it with a nonpsychiatric inpatient sample. In addition, the gambling prevalence among all psychiatric disorders is analyzed. METHOD An observational study was conducted in psychiatric patients and sex- and age-matched(More)
The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of a non-biodegradable (Tergitol NP-10) and a biodegradable (Tween-80) surfactant on growth, degradation rate and microbial dynamics of a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) degrading consortium (C2PL05) from a petroleum polluted soil, applying cultivable and non cultivable techniques. Growth and(More)
BACKGROUND Diet has been proposed to modulate the risk of asthma in children and adults. An increasing body of epidemiological studies have been published in the last year investigating the association between dietary intake and asthma. As part of the Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline Task Force on 'Lifestyle Interventions in Allergy and Asthma'(More)
Intr Currently there is controversy about criteria for blood transfusion in critically ill patients by a level of hemoglo-bin and specially as a strategy to raise the venous oxygen saturation (Sv02). Objectives To analyze de utility of the venoarterial carbon dioxide gradient (V-a PC02) to detect those patients who will respond with a rise of Sv02 to blood(More)