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We show that US consumer inflation expectations are formed using a variant of adaptive expectations proposed by Mankiw et al. (2004). In particular, expectations behave differently when food and energy prices rise sharply relative to other prices. Using the recently proposed test of Homm and Breitung (2012), we analyze the 1982–2010 period and identify(More)
Tooth derived cells are readily accessible and provide an easy and minimally invasive way to obtain and store stem cells for future use. Banking ones own tooth-derived stem cells is a reasonable and simple alternative to harvesting stem cells from other tissues. Obtaining stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) is simple and convenient, with(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared the efficacy and safety of amlodipine/benazepril (10/40 mg/day and 10/20 mg/day) with amlodipine 10 mg/day in patients whose blood pressure (BP) was not adequately controlled with amlodipine monotherapy. METHODS After a lead-in period with amlodipine monotherapy, 812 non-responder patients (mean sitting diastolic BP > or =95(More)
PURPOSE To assess ocular and systemic safety and pharmacodynamic effects of the oral PKC beta selective inhibitor ruboxistaurin (RBX; LY333531) mesylate in patients with diabetes. METHODS This was a double-masked, placebo-controlled, parallel, randomized, single-center clinical study evaluating the effect of oral administration of RBX (8 mg twice a day,(More)
Appropriate selection of the implant biomaterial is a key factor for long term success of implants. The biologic environment does not accept completely any material so to optimize biologic performance, implants should be selected to reduce the negative biologic response while maintaining adequate function. Every clinician should always gain a thorough(More)
Changing requirements of customer needs establishes the need to analyze impact of requirement changes. For success of any software requirement analysis is very essential. In this paper, we propose a four stage method engineering process which aims at estimating impact of change. The process model described is a linear layered model. Impact sets are computed(More)
Invasive aspergillosis usually affects immune-compromised patients and is common in diabetics. Proptosis, visual loss and ophthalmoplegia due to intra-orbital extension are common presentations. Three out of five patients in our series were immune-compromised. All the patients had visual loss and three patients presented with unilateral blindness. Three(More)
This paper is released to encourage discussion and critical comment. The analysis and conclusions expressed here are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Abstract We consider the relationship between natural gas prices and production in the U.S. resins, agricultural chemicals, cement, and aluminium(More)