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Urogenital infections and inflammation are a significant etiologic factor in male infertility. Data for this review were acquired by a systematic search of the medical literature. Relevant cross-references were also taken into account. We address infectious and inflammatory diseases of different compartments of the male genital tract and discuss their(More)
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery has become an accepted treatment for excessive obesity. We conducted a longitudinal study to assess regional body composition, muscle proteolysis, and energy expenditure before RYGB, and 6 and 12 months after RYGB. Whole-body and regional fat mass (FM) and lean mass (LM) were assessed via dual energy X-ray(More)
BACKGROUND Alternanthera sessilis is a popular vegetable and used in traditional medicinal practice of Bangladesh and other parts of Asia to relive tiredness, laziness, and sleeps as well as pain and inflammation. However, no report was found on the neuropharmacological and analgesic activity of this plant to-date. Present study was undertaken to evaluate(More)
Different parts of the medicinal plant Zanthoxylum budrunga Wall enjoy a variety of uses in ethnobotanical practice in Bangladesh. In the present study, a number of phytochemical and pharmacological investigations were done on the ethanol extract of Z. budrunga seeds (ZBSE) to evaluate its antinociceptive and antioxidant potential. ZBSE was also subjected(More)
BACKGROUND Ucche (Momordica charantia L. var. muricata (Willd.) Chakravarty) has been reported to possess many benefits and medicinal properties. However, the protective effect of ucche against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced hepatotoxicity have not been clarified fully yet. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of ucche on(More)
AIM In this study, the accuracy of antigranulocyte scintigraphy as a diagnostic means prior to revision in infected total knee replacement was compared to that of preoperative joint aspiration and laboratory parameters. The most efficient combination of all diagnostic methods was calculated and thus a diagnostic algorithm recommended. The value of PCR was(More)
There has been considerable recent interest in both hardware andsoftware transactional memory (TM). We present an intermediateapproach, in which hardware serves to accelerate a TM implementation controlled fundamentally by software. Specifically, we describe an alert on update mechanism (AOU) that allows a thread to receive fast, asynchronous notification(More)
As the number of cores in a chip multiprocessor (CMP) increases, the need for larger on-chip caches also increases in order to avoid creating a bottleneck at the off-chip interconnect. Utilization of these CMPs include combinations of multithreading and multiprogramming, showing a range of sharing behavior, from frequent inter-thread communication to no(More)
Both commercial and scientific workloads benefit from concurrency and exhibit data sharing across threads/processes. The resulting sharing patterns are often fine-grain, with the modified cache lines still residing in the writer's primary cache when accessed. Chip multiprocessors present an opportunity to optimize for fine-grain sharing using direct access(More)
Simple HW mechanism to asynchronously notify program of eviction/invalidation of pre-specified cache lines. Used (in our experiments) to enable fast, non-blocking software transactional memory. ! ! Mark object header for conflict detection ! Mark transaction descriptor for immediate aborts ! Keep estimate of cache capacity; scale back gradually on overflow(More)