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 The earliest words are in fact STYLISED PICTURES. With the invention of printing, the written word took a great leap forward but at the expense of pictures. By the early 1800s Western ART and WRITING had drifted about as far apart as was possible  Through the combination of words and pictures COMICS have become firmly identified with the art of(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To determine the safety and pharmacokinetics of gadobenate dimeglumine in a group of subjects with moderate or severe renal impairment. METHODS The safety and pharmacokinetic profile of gadobenate dimeglumine, a gadolinium (Gd3+) chelate complex in development as a contrast agent for MRI, were evaluated in a placebo-controlled,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the use of Seamguard, a bioabsorbable staple line-reinforcement product, to prevent pancreatic leak after distal pancreatectomy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A retrospective study examined 85 consecutive patients undergoing distal pancreatectomy at an academic institution from September 5, 1997, to September 30, 2007. MAIN(More)
Laparoscopic resection is not an established treatment for pancreatic tumors. Previous reports, mainly in Europe and Japan, have demonstrated the potential utility of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP). However, few reports have been published from the United States. We instituted a pilot program to assess LDP. A total of 11 patients were included(More)
What do you know about comics? Scott McCloud can take you on a journey of discovery with this wonderful book.. 'Although there is some history in it… it's more an examination of the ART-FORM of comics, what it's capable of, how it works. You know, how do we DEFINE comics, what are the BASIC ELEMENTS of comics, how does the mind PROCESS the language of(More)
Comics studies tends to privilege the visual, and some scholars, like Scott McCloud believe that comics are solely visual. However, as Ian Hague has noted, the idea that comics are a solely visual medium is not only incomplete but does not align with what the sciences of perception and embodied cognition tell us. This paper seeks to build upon Hague's work(More)
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