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In order to achieve genuine web intelligence, building some kind of large general machine-readable conceptual scheme (i.e. ontology) seems inescapable. Yet the past 20 years have shown that manual ontology-building is not practicable. The recent explosion of free user-supplied knowledge on the Web has led to great strides in automatic ontology-building, but(More)
The effect of low grade chronic Fasciola hepatica infection on the concentration of plasma glutamate dehydrogenase (GD), gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (gamma-GT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) was investigated in sheep dosed daily with three (AL3), eight (AL8) or 14 (AL14) metacercariae over 22 weeks or given a single dose of 200 metacercariae.(More)
There is a critical need for improved departure management during convective weather events in the highly congested airspace in the Northeast and upper Midwest. An early study (Allan, 2001) of the New York Integrated Terminal Weather System (ITWS) prototype suggested that small increases in New York airport departure rates during Severe Weather Avoidance(More)
The effect of ranitidine in preventing mucosal damage caused by nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was evaluated for eight weeks in a prospective study of 144 patients requiring NSAIDs. Patients with normal endoscopic findings were randomly assigned to receive either ranitidine 150 mg twice daily or placebo for eight weeks, along with either(More)
BACKGROUND Mesalamine is released from sulfasalazine in the colon and benefits colonic Crohn's disease. The mesalamine used in this study releases the drug throughout the small bowel and colon. Therefore, this study was designed to detect benefit for Crohn's disease involving the small bowel alone or both the colon and small bowel. METHODS This(More)
A b s t r a c t The National Retail Data Monitor receives data daily from 10,000 stores, including pharmacies, that sell health care products. These stores belong to national chains that process sales data centrally and utilize Universal Product Codes and scanners to collect sales information at the cash register. The high degree of retail sales data(More)
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux often describe heartburn after "spicy meals." One ingredient common to most such meals is onion. We investigated the effects of onion on acid reflux and reflux symptoms in 16 normal subjects and 16 heartburn subjects. Subjects were studied with an esophageal pH probe for 2 h after the ingestion of a plain hamburger and(More)
Impaired esophageal clearing of refluxed gastric contents during sleep has been implicated in the pathogenesis of reflux esophagitis. To more directly evaluate this hypothesis, 13 symptomatic patients with esophagitis and 13 normal controls had 15 ml of 0.1 N HCl instilled into the esophagus in the recumbent position while awake and during polygraphically(More)
Data from 100 consecutive patients with chest pain or dysphagia, or both, who underwent esophageal testing with standard water swallows and upright food ingestion were retrospectively evaluated. In addition to having manometric patterns monitored, patients were asked to relate symptoms during testing. Of 77 patients with a history of dysphagia,(More)