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BACKGROUND There is convincing preclinical evidence that early decompression in the setting of spinal cord injury (SCI) improves neurologic outcomes. However, the effect of early surgical decompression in patients with acute SCI remains uncertain. Our objective was to evaluate the relative effectiveness of early (<24 hours after injury) versus late (≥ 24(More)
ompetitive pressures on the software industry from home and abroad have encouraged organizations to examine the effectiveness of their software development and evolution processes. This examination is occurring within the context of establishing performance baselines, setting improvement goals, explicitly defining the normally implicit processes and(More)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a well-recognized severe neuropsychiatric illness. Genetic factors are believed to be important etiologically. Although historically genetic testing has focused on the serotonergic and dopaminergic systems, there is increasing evidence that the major inhibitory neurotransmitter, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), may also(More)
— With the deployment of next generation (4G) mobile radio systems an additional radio access network is established. A variety of different Radio Access Technologies (RATs) will be operated in parallel. In this framework, the Long Term Evolution (LTE) system, specified by 3GPP, will have to co-exist with WiMAX, mobile 2G/3G networks and Wireless Local Area(More)
This paper reviews the current state of research into the genetics of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Heredity has a major role in OCD etiology. This evidence comes from several methodological approaches such as family, twin, and segregation analysis studies. A major single gene effect as well as a polygenic hypothesis has been suggested based on(More)
BACKGROUND Contemporary understanding of the biomechanics, natural history, and methods of treating thoracolumbar spine injuries continues to evolve. Current classification schemes of these injuries, however, can be either too simplified or overly complex for clinical use. METHODS The Spine Trauma Group was given a survey to identify similarities in(More)
  • Katriina Tiira, Osmo Hakosalo, Lauri Kareinen, Anne Thomas, Anna Hielm-Björkman, Catherine Escriou +2 others
  • 2012
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder observed both in humans and animals. Examples of Canine Compulsive Disorder (CD) include excessive tail chasing (TC), light/shadow chasing and flank sucking. We performed a questionnaire survey to investigate the characteristics of compulsive (TC) and its possible associations with(More)