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—An empirical algorithm for the retrieval of soil moisture content and surface Root Mean Square (RMS) height from remote.ly sensed radar data was developed using scatterorneter data. The algorithm is optimized for bare surfaces and requires two co-polarized channels at a frequency between 1.5 G1lz and 11 GHz. It gives best results for kh <2.5, p, < 35% and(More)
Aquaporin (AQP) water channels, essential for fluid homeostasis, are expressed in perivascular brain end-feet regions of astroglia (AQP4) and in choroid plexus (AQP1). At a high concentration, the loop diuretic bumetanide has been shown to reduce rat brain edema after ischemic stroke by blocking Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) cotransport. We hypothesized that an(More)
PURPOSE Using a dual-task paradigm, 2 experiments (Experiments 1 and 2) were conducted to assess differences in the amount of listening effort expended to understand speech in noise in audiovisual (AV) and audio-only (A-only) modalities. Experiment 1 had equivalent noise levels in both modalities, and Experiment 2 equated speech recognition performance(More)
The authors report a case of migration of a Palmaz stent used for treatment of a patient with a malignant superior vena caval syndrome. Transoesophageal echocardiography showed the metallic device in the tricuspid subvalvular apparatus. Several attempts to recover the stent percutaneously failed. This case illustrates a rare but serious complication of(More)
Proliferative and antibody responses to three synthetic peptides corresponding to Pf72/ HSP70 were followed-up in acute malaria patients from an endemic area of Brazil. In vitro lymphocyte responsiveness to all peptides was relatively low and short-lived and there was a considerable variation in the frequency and magnitude of the individual(More)