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Anthropogenic (aquaculture) changes in environment nutrient concentrations may affect phytoplankton (biomass and taxa composition) in marine coastal waters off the Chilean Patagonia. The effects of adding nitrate (NO₃(-)) to natural phytoplankton assemblages were evaluated considering biomass, cell abundance, and taxonomic composition. Microcosm experiments(More)
Osteoporotic vertebral crush fractures with neurologic complications are rarely reported in the literature. We report six new cases particularly severe in which death occurred in two cases. The study group included four women and two men with a mean age of 75 years (range: 72-79). Vertebral collapse causing neurological deficit was T5, T9, T11 in two cases,(More)
Phosphate tungsten bronzes have been shown to be conductors of low dimensionality. A review of the crystallographic and structural properties of this huge series of compounds is given here, corresponding to the present knowledge of the different X-ray studies and electron microscopy investigations. Three main families are described, monophosphate tungsten(More)
Some studies have suggested that distribution of HLA DRB1 alleles in polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) resembles that found in giant cell arteritis (GCA). However these data are controversial. OBJECTIVE--To evaluate in French native patients whether PMR immunogenetically resembles GCA in determining HLA DRB1 alleles. PATIENTS AND METHODS--Fourty-five patients(More)
The authors have conducted a comparative retrospective study between polymyalgia rheumatic (N = 26) and rheumatoid arthritis in the elderly (N = 44), including HLA DRB1 genotype determination by PCR-RFLP analysis. No clinical nor biological differences were significant between the 2 groups of patients. However 70% of RA patients had one ore more(More)
The normal values of some facial characteristics have been established in 1,130 French children from birth to 11 years in the Lille area. Included in the study were: distances between the internal and external angles of the eye, interpupillary distance, length of the palpebral fissures, height, width and depth of the nose, width and height of the lips and(More)
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