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The basic aim of this paper is to formulate rigorous conservation equations for mass, momentum, energy and entropy for a watershed organized around the channel network. The approach adopted is based on the subdivision of the whole watershed into smaller discrete units, called representative elementary watersheds (REW), and the formulation of conservation(More)
The balance equations for mass and momentum, averaged over the scale of a watershed entity, need to be supplemented with constitutive equations relating ̄ow velocities, pressure potential di€erences, as well as mass and force exchanges within and across the boundaries of a watershed. In this paper, the procedure for the derivation of such constitutive(More)
Four new derivatives of daunorubicin, characterized by the absence of the methoxyl group at the C-4 position, have been obtained by chemical synthesis. 4-Demethoxydaunorubicin (NSC-256439) was effective against L1210 and Gross leukemias and ascites and solid Sarcoma 180 at doses four to eight times lower than those effective for daunorubicin. The beta(More)
To assess the efficacy and safety of a primary immunosuppressive regimen with tacrolimus (Tac) and low-dose mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) without steroids and to determine the exposure to mycophenolic acid (MPA) in the early postoperative period, we performed a single-center, randomized 1:1, open-label, controlled study planned to be 60 liver transplantation(More)
[1] Ensemble streamflow forecasts obtained by using hydrological models with ensemble weather products are becoming more frequent in operational flow forecasting. The uncertainty of the ensemble forecast needs to be assessed for these products to become useful in forecasting operations. A comprehensive framework for Bayesian revision has been recently(More)
The purpose of this experiment was to study the impact of simulated microgravity and of chronic removal of hydrostatic pressure gradients on blood pressure maturation and body growth in rats. A special device was developed in our laboratory to transfer prolonged "dry" water immersion (a technique that has been used for training astronauts under hypogravic(More)
BACKGROUND Posttransplant combined lamivudine (LAM) and immunoglobulin (HBIg) prophylaxis is the gold standard in the case of single hepatitis B virus (HBV), but is still not recommended in the case of patients coinfected with hepatitis delta virus (HDV). METHODS We compared two consecutive groups of chronic HDV carriers who survived >6 months after liver(More)
BACKGROUND Outcomes of split-liver transplantation (SLT) with pediatric donors have never been specifically reported. METHODS A prospective multicenter study on SLT using donors younger than 15 years was conducted. Thirty-nine split-liver procedures generating a left lateral segment (LLS) and an extended right graft (ERG) were performed. In three cases,(More)
Angiotensin is a potent coronary vasoconstrictor, but little is known of the effects of long-term activation of the renin-angiotensin system on coronary reserve in humans. The effects of exercise on coronary hemodynamics were determined in eight patients with mild essential uncomplicated hypertension, before and after treatment with furosemide (50 mg, to(More)