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INTRODUCTION Rupatadine is a new second-generation antihistamine with H(1) receptor antagonist activity and platelet-activating factor antagonist properties. This study aimed to investigate the effect of rupatadine on histologic changes in the lungs in a murine model of chronic asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-five BALB/c mice were divided into five(More)
In this paper we examine whether variation in investors' demand for risky assets is associated with recoveries on defaulted debt securities. Our examination is motivated by the prediction of standard portfolio separation theorems that an increase in aggregate investor risk aversion is associated with a decrease in the demand for the market portfolio of(More)
Foreign body (FB) aspiration is a relatively common problem in children, particularly during the first 3 years of life. It is an emergency condition and the removal of the FB by bronchoscopy is the primary treatment. Children with undiagnosed retained foreign bodies may present with respiratory symptoms including recurrent or persistent wheezing, with or(More)
This study describes the clinical and radiological features of tuberculosis in infants under one year of age. Medical records were reviewed for infants aged 12 months or less with proven tuberculosis. Six patients' data were evaluated. Cough and tachypnea were the major symptom and sign, respectively. Contact with an adult case of tuberculosis was present(More)
BACKGROUND Acute urticaria is a common condition in childhood that concerns both patients and pediatricians. The aim of this study was to evaluate the general approach of pediatricians to children with acute urticaria. METHODS A data collection form consisting of 17 questions was created to evaluate pediatricians' general knowledge and practical(More)
This paper provides empirical evidence for the interaction between firm-level total factor productivity and trade liberalization as key determinants of firm-level job destruction caused by trade. We also test some key theoretical predictions from Melitz (2003), whose model is used to derive an explicit equation relating firm productivity and trade-induced(More)
This paper models the housing sector, mortgages and endogenous default in a DSGE setting with nominal and real rigidities. We use data for the period 1981-2006 to estimate our model using Bayesian techniques. We analyze how an increase in risk in the mortgage market raises the default rate and spreads to the rest of the economy, creating a recession. In our(More)
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