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BACKGROUND Selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) to eliminate gram-negative bacteria is still not widely accepted, although it reduces the incidence of nosocomial infections. In a previous retrospective study, a clear benefit to perioperative morbidity, and a reduction in nosocomial infections were found in patients who underwent an(More)
Imaging of GaAs quantum dots (QDs) and the transition from charge-ordered insulator (COI) to ferromagnetic metal (FMM) in Nd ½ Sr ½ MnO 3 was achieved with sub-wavelength spatial resolution by means of near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM). To perform these imaging experiments, a cryogenic NSOM was developed. This instrument is compatible with high(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative nausea and vomiting after general anesthesia is not only an unpleasant problem affecting 20-30% of surgical patients but may also lead to severe postoperative complications. There is a particularly high incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting following thyroidectomy. Dexamethasone has been described as highly effective(More)
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