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Four treatment regimens for patients with specified combinations of low back pain and sciatica were evaluated. The largest group studied had low back pain with limited straight-leg raising (SLR) and in them the beneficial effect of manipulation in hastening pain relief was highly significant. In similar patients without limitation of SLR, the effect was of(More)
In mixed industrial effluent the presence of metal ions can retard the destruction of organic contaminants and the efficiency of recovery of the metal is reduced by the presence of the organic species. Results are presented for copper-2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) system in which both effects occur. An electrochemical cell alone can be used to(More)
A photoreactor was developed to study products of photochemical oxidation in a wide range of organic compounds. Analysis of the products from the reactor were used to determine the extent of mineralization of the organic material, to characterize any intermediate compounds formed, and to obtain information on the decomposition mechanism. Appropriate methods(More)
A double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial of nifedipine 10 mg three times daily for 6 weeks, in 10 patients with Raynaud's phenomenon secondary to systemic sclerosis, is reported. A significant reduction in the duration of attacks of Raynaud's phenomenon was observed. Nifedipine therapy also reduced the number and severity of attacks of Raynaud's(More)
In mixed wastewater streams, the presence of metal ions can retard the destruction of organic contaminants and the efficiency of recovery of the metal is reduced by the presence of organic species. The reduction in the efficiency of these methods is due to the formation of complexes between the organic species and the metal ions in solution. Results are(More)
A procedure has been specifically designed to characterize suspect phenolic xenoestrogens in derivatized form by GC-MS. Methyl and trimethylsilyl derivatives of phenolic compounds were sequentially subjected to GC-MS. The mass spectral information derived from the molecular ion allowed the determination of the number of reactive hydroxyl groups and the(More)
Quantitative studies of the catalysed degradation of aqueous solutions of cinnamic 1, dihydrocinnamic 2, trans-caffeic 3 and dihydrocaffeic 4 acids in the presence of TiO2 and UV radiation at pH 3 and 10 are reported. The phenolic and aliphatic unsaturated groups in caffeic acid 3 caused it to be adsorbed more strongly than the phenolic saturated acid 4,(More)
The regeneration of chromium (VI) and the recovery of etched copper from chromium etching solutions by electrodialysis is improved by the addition of a concentrator cell in the catholyte chamber. The concentrator media used are ion-exchange resins or activated carbon cloth. The maximum percentages for the regeneration of chromium and recovery of copper in(More)
Catalysed degradation of aqueous solutions of cinnamic 1, dihydrocinnamic 2, dihydrocaffeic 3 and trans-caffeic 4 acids in the presence of (TiO2) and UV radiation and the products identified by HPLC, and after treatment with diazomethane by GC-MS have been studied. A pH range of 3 to 11 was used. The four acids, in the presence of TiO2 in the dark,(More)