Do COPD and Healthy Subjects have Similar Acute Inflammatory Response Induced by Sub-maximum Effort Test?

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physiotherapy impact factorExercise intolerance from a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient is intimately related to the survival of these individuals. It is a multifactorial problem in which low degree systemic inflammation and acute inflammatory response to physical effort may present an important role in the individual’s incapacity to meet the high respiratory need. Even outside the clinical decompensation period and in rest, there are high levels of inflammatory cells, cytokines and acute phase proteins in these individuals’ peripheral blood, being the main Interleukin 6 (IL-6), a interleukin 8 (IL-8), tumoral necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and C Reactive protein (CRP).

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The Free Energy of Solvation for N-Decane in Ethanol-Water Solutions

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material science journals impact factorRecent molecular simulations and force field development have indicated that computational methods can offer significant insight into the behavior of surfaces, polyethoxy and polysilicone systems, hydrogen bonding, solvent-water interactions, and alkane properties. Of particular interest are several studies which treat mixing thermodynamically, as well as those discussing the source of the hydrophobic effect. According to market evaluation firm Transparency Market Research, the “specialty surfactants industry is expected to reach USD 29.2 Billion Globally in 2017”. Furthermore, Transparency indicates that until at least that time nonionic surfactants, which are solubilized in alcohol co-solvated systems, are expected to be the fastest growing of all surfactant classes.

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Seborrheic Dermatitis

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dermatitis journal articlesIt is also known as sebopsoriasis, seborrhei eczema, dandruff and pityriasis capitis. It is a chronic, relapsing and usually mild dermatitis while in infants seborrheic dermatitis is usually known as cradle cap. Seborrheic dermatitis is considered to be an inflammatory where skin disorder affecting the scalp, face and torso. That red, itchy rash on your scalp that has flaky scales could be seborrheic dermatitis, or seborrhea. It’s a common skin disease that looks similar to psoriasis, eczema, or an allergic reaction. And it can appear on your body as well as your scalp.

Polarization of Marketing Theory: Fueling the Quest for Scientific Marketing Truth

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Arguably, there is an evident condition of polarized controversies in marketing theory, where two extreme ends are trying to pull the arguments towards their outlier point without giving much room for meeting in middle points.

marketing peer reviewed journalsThis article aims to examine how this currently evident polarization of marketing theory controversies can be a barrier/or a stimulus to reaching the ultimate objective of scientific marketing truth. The problem tackled by this article and hopefully by a subsequent stream of conceptual and empirical research is to bridge the theoretical gap of identifying the most influential polar points and their implications to having a plausible scientific marketing truth.
It’s still highly unclear whether marketing theory in its persistent and militant quest for scientific marketing truth needs to reach one of the polarized extremes or a point in between or actually needs to keep the light of argument shed on the essence of the sought truths of marketing as a science.

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Physical Medicine for Health and Recovery

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physical medicine journals impact factorIt was seen that, physical exercise and meditation are the most effective strategy to cope up with daily life stress and anxiety. Even from the ancient documentary evidences, it is established that, health and mind somehow can be regulated by the regular practice of physical exercise and meditation. The rationale of such realization has made ‘physical medicine’ an ‘influential pathway’ to be healthy over any lifestyle circumstances. Various modifications in the main theme of physical exercise have been observed in recent time in the name of ‘Physical therapy’ or ‘Physiotherapy’.

BSA Attachment on Apatite Surface Modified with Zn2+ and Sr2+

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journal of bioceramics development and applicationsIn the last decades, many studies have been developed in order to clarify the effects of calcium substitution by metals that enhance bone regeneration as was already observed for Zn2+ and Sr2+. The effect of strontium on bone is likely related to its similarity to calcium, a mineral with a known biological value. Strontium is structurally similar to calcium and can replace calcium in the bone mineral matrix. A key difference is that calcium (as an essential nutrient) is homeostatically controlled while strontium is not. In vitro cellular response of hydroxyapatite doped with strontium samples showed that the Sr incorporation by HA increased the rate of proliferation and osteoblasts cells differentiation, enhancing the ceramics functionality for osteoporosis treatment.

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Vitiligo: Skin Malignancies and Tumor Suppressive Marker P53

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Vitiligo is common autoimmune pigmentary disorders where there are no cutaneous cancers have been reported among affected patients. To estimate the frequency P53 marker and its role in protection against skin cancers in patients with vitiligo. Patients and Methods: This study took place in the Department of Dermatology, Baghdad Hospital during the period from May 2009-September 2010.

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It is composed of two parts: Part I was case descriptive study performed to record any association of skin malignancies in 300 vitiligo patients, 155 females and 145 males, while Part II was case observational, controlled, histochemical, investigative study to estimate the frequency of P53 in vitiliginous skin and adjacent normal skin in comparison with control group. Skin biopsies were taken from 25 patients, one from the centre of vitiliginous patch and the other about 0.5 cm adjacent to the patch (normal skin).