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Foraging and echolocation behavior and its ontogeny in the lesser bulldog bat, Noctilio albiventris, were studied in Panama under field and captive conditions. The vocalizations utilized for echolocation and communication were monitored. Adult N. albiventris captured insect prey from the water surface employing various combinations of CF/FM (constant(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify potential genetic modifiers contributing to the phenotypic variability that is detected in patients with repeat expansions in chromosome 9 open reading frame 72 (C9ORF72), we investigated the frequency of these expansions in a cohort of 334 subjects previously found to carry mutations in genes known to be associated with a spectrum of(More)
1. Adult pallid bats possess auditory capabilities similar to those of other echolocating Vespertilionids, albeit with unusually great sensitivity to frequencies below 15 kHz. 2. Newborn bats show no behavioral or neurophysiological responses to auditory stimuli. 3. Evoked potentials were detected first in a six day old bat in response to loud, low(More)
Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) was diagnosed in two Oman Arab men, aged 50 and 75 years respectively, both with a history of rapidly developing dementia and myoclonic jerks. Illness developed over a period of 3 months in the first case and over six months in the second. Electroencephalography in both subjects showed periodic triphasic sharp waves(More)
OBJECTIVE A double-blind, noninferiority trial was conducted to establish the safety and efficacy of a once-daily, 5-day course of levofloxacin 750 mg compared to a twice-daily, 10-day course of ciprofloxacin in complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) and acute pyelonephritis (AP). This report focuses on subjects with AP. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS(More)
A three base-pair deletion in the widely expressed TOR1A gene causes the childhood onset, neurological disease of DYT1 dystonia. Mouse Tor1a gene knockout also specifically affects the developing nervous system. However, in both cases, the basis of neuronal tissue specificity is unknown. TorsinA is one of four predicted mammalian torsin ATPases associated(More)
BACKGROUND Although whole population screening for type 2 diabetes is not currently considered to be justified, targeted screening within higher risk groups may be more cost-effective, and more pragmatic. OBJECTIVES Our aim was to investigate the feasibility and performance of a pragmatic system for identifying patients with type 2 diabetes and impaired(More)
Real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) offers the rapid acquisition of quantitative and qualitative anatomic data without the use of geometric assumptions. This study was designed to test the feasibility and potential superiority of RT3DE versus 2-dimensional echocardiography (2DE) and standard fluoroscopy for monitoring endomyocardial biopsies(More)