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OBJECTIVE Fatigue is a significant symptom in sarcoidosis patients. The causes for this symptom are unclear. The aims of this study were to analyze age and gender differences in fatigue, compared with the general population, and to test the psychometric properties of two questionnaires measuring fatigue in sarcoidosis. METHOD A sample of 1197 patients… (More)
Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) on chromosome arm 10p is very common in high-grade gliomas and is, among others, concentrated on the region 10p14-p15. Presence of multiple tumor suppressor genes is assumed, but until now only Krüpple-like transcription factor 6 (KLF6) has been suggested as possible target of LOH in this region. On the basis of the fact that… (More)
The increase in turnout by the youngest voters, age 18-24, was higher than any other age group, making it a significant and disproportionate factor in the overall jump in the number of Americans going to the polls last fall, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). New Census Bureau data released today,… (More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is a frequent symptom of patients with sarcoidosis. The origin of fatigue associated with sarcoidosis is unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of affected organs, medication, and comorbidity on fatigue related to sarcoidosis. METHOD In collaboration with the German Sarcoidosis Society, a sample of 1,197 subjects… (More)
OBJECTIVE In order to determine the practice habits of obstetricians concerning frequency of prenatal human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing and management strategies for HIV-seropositive obstetric patients, we conducted a telephone survey of practicing obstetricians over a 3-month period. METHODS In the New Orleans metropolitan area, 71/104 (68%)… (More)
In this paper we present performance measurements in a cluster environment. First, we briefly explain our version of optimistic concurrency control and load balance. Then we compare performance and speed-up of a CORBA-and an AspectC++-implementation of a distributed object server for pessimistic and optimistic concurrency control.