Survival probability was related to bird mobility. In contrast to birds released in , none of the 25 parrots released in suffered early postrelease mortality i. Two adjustments to prerelease protocols increased exercise and reduced blood sampling made in may have contributed to differences in mobility and survival between years. The reduction of early postrelease mortality in was encouraging, as was the prospect for higher first-year survival e.
Only one death was attributed to the immediate impact of the hurricane. Loss of foraging resources was likely a major contributor to ensuing mortality. Birds increased their mobility, presumably in search of food. This study underscores the value of standardized prerelease protocols, and of estimating survival and testing for factors that might influence it.
Inferences from such tests will provide the best basis to make adjustments to a release program.
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This study sought to evaluate the incidence of cardiorenal syndrome CRS type 1 in a coronary care unit and its association with hospital mortality within 30 days of admission, as well as other epidemiological characteristics. The medical records of all the patients who were hospitalized with the diagnosis of acute heart failure in a 4-year period were reviewed.
The incidence of CRS type 1 was There was a higher frequency of CRS type 1 in those patients who were admitted with the diagnosis of cardiogenic shock adjusted RR 2. The incidence of CRS type 1 in the coronary care unit found in our study is similar to those found in foreign studies.
The history of stroke and the higher values of hemoglobin were associated with a higher incidence of cardiorenal syndrome type 1. Patients with CRS type 1 had a higher hospital mortality within 30 days of admission. The highlands of northeastern Honduras remain under-characterized in terms of biological diversity, as exemplified by the regularity of new amphibian and reptile taxa discoveries. This new taxon, Nototriton mime sp.
A total of holotypes and one neotype are deposited in the MNRJ. Type material for ten nominal taxa described as being deposited in the MNRJ was not located; the probable reasons are discussed. Some previously published erroneous information about types in the MNRJ is rectified. A total of 37 type specimens are illustrated. Tissue banking is a complex operation concerned with the organisation and coordination of all the steps, that is, from donor selection up to storage and distribution of the final products for therapeutic, diagnostic, instruction and research purposes.
An appropriate quality framework should be established in order to cover all the specific methodology as well as the general aspects of quality management, such as research and development, design, instruction and training, specific documentation, traceability, corrective action, client satisfaction, and the like. Such a framework can be obtained by developing a quality management system QMS in accordance with a suitable international standard: ISO We analysed the trend of the ownership of each IEN variable and the distribution of the households' scores.
We calculated the correlation coefficients of each variable separately with the IEN score and the household income. We also evaluated how the changes of the score distribution over time affected the validity of the published reference cut-points. We used data from consortium surveys conducted every two years from to in the city of Pelotas, Brazil. An increase in the educational level of household heads and in the ownership of all IEN assets, except radio and telephone, was observed in the study period. In general, the correlation of the assets with the IEN scores decreased over time.
There was an increase in the score, with a consequent increase in the quintiles cut-points, but the distance between these cut-points had no significant variation. Thus, the reference cut-points for Pelotas, quickly became outdated. Some assets showed greatly reduction on its importance for the indicator, and the reference cut-points became obsolete very quickly. It is essential for a standardized wealth or asset index with research purposes to be updated frequently, especially the cut-points of reference distribution.
We verified the number of questions addressing this topic that were present over the years, as well as the most recurrent subjects. We discussed the results from what is proposed by the official documents regarding the teaching of Astronomy in the Elementary and Secondary Education and we entertain future expectations about the presence of contents of this science in future official examinations. The influence of climate change on wine production - the case of the Touriga Nacional grape variety Quinta dos Termos, Portugal.
The regional and local climate, heavily influenced by global climate change, has strong implications for agriculture. Wine production which has specific characteristics in terms of climate and soil is undoubtedly one of the economic activities strongly influenced by climate change. Quinta dos Termos located in Beira Interior Belmonte, Portugal is the largest wine producer in the DOC Beira Interior region, producing premium to hiper premium wines of excellence, marketed at both national and international levels, and cultivates the vineyards according to the rules of Integrated Crop Management.
Moreover, grapes are free from herbicides, pesticides or any other chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and health. These factors have contributed to the socio-economic development of the region, creating wealth, favoring employment and promoting tourism. These factors favor unique conditions for the cultivation of Touriga Nacional grape variety, which is recognized by its extremely complex color and aroma, which allows the production of wines with great balance and a good ageing potential.
Touriga Nacional , a red grape variety of Portuguese origin with high qualitative excellence and reputation and much appreciated worldwide, is versatile to several types of soils and resistant to high thermal amplitudes. Nevertheless, the climatic changes that has been gradually verified, the type of crop management, and in particular the reputation of Touriga Nacional grape variety, may be compromised in the long term, given that these characteristics are strongly influenced by the climate and soil.
Aware of that, Quinta dos Termos has been performing a monitoring of the vineyards in terms of pedological treatment. We report 56 cases of ovary Krukenberg tumor at Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades NeoplAsicas en relation to microscopic diagnosis, primary origin and clinicopathologic correlation. The patients ranged from 18 to 84 years. The most frecuent primary tumor was stomach 33 Abdominal swelling and pain usually accounted for the clinical presentation. Ascitis, abnormal vaginal bleeding.
It is important the correct diagnosis of Krukenberg tumor. We recommended frozen section. The prognosis is very poor. The Atlantic Forest is considered one of the world's biological diversity hotspots, and is increasingly threatened by the rapid destruction and fragmentation of its natural areas. The caddisflies Trichoptera of Itatiaia massif, an Atlantic Forest highland area, are inventoried and cataloged here. Leptoceridae, Hydropsychidae, and Philopotamidae are the families most represented. The high species richness, as well as the remarkable patterns of species distribution, may be related to the characteristics of Mantiqueira mountain range.
Gamboa; Buenfil, A. Additionally, ambient dose equivalent was measured at a corridor outside the hospitalization room for patients treated with Cs brachytherapy. Ambient dose equivalent rate obtained for the Cs brachytherapy corridor is equal to Sin embargo, empleando los datos provenientes de los flujos cometarios encontramos que una edad prolongada es consistente con ambos tratamientos. This paper explains the educational changes in the Water Resources Engineering program offered by the Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Santa Fe, Argentina, for the last 20 years at the undergraduate level.
The need for modernizing the engineering teaching program occurred due to changes in the social system in which the concepts of development…. This document is an English-language abstract approximately words of a guide based on the results of experiments conducted by the Instituto Nacional de Pedagogia in its pilot school and other schools in Mexico, D.
The foreword points out that there are two aspects of language teaching in elementary schools--the first year class to read…. The following topics are covered: higher education in Spain, UNED's ideology, student characteristics in both universities, organization,…. Both universities operate a system of undergraduate subject credits leading to a degree, but the length of the courses of the two systems differ. There are no records on the prevalence of infection by HCV in Mexican population.
The central area of Mexico is a highly dense demographic zone and is the influence area of the second blood bank in Latin America in terms of affluence. We applied a quimiolumiscence assay as a screening test. A recombinant immunoassay RIBA and a qualitative polymerase chain reaction PCR were performed as confirmatory tests and to detect viremia, respectively. The overall prevalence of HCV infection was 0. The prevalence of accepted donors 0. A higher prevalence of genotype 2 in asymptomatic individuals contrasts with previous studies with a selected population where genotype 1 prevailed.
To address the problem of overweight and obesity in Mexico, in the Acuerdo Nacional para la Salud Alimentaria was published. At school level, food service providers were considered essential to comply with certain commitments. The goal of this intervention was to train school food service providers in school eating establishments SEE as to the criteria in the general guidelines for the sale and distribution of food in schools of basic education.
Based on an initial diagnosis, a class-workshop of 5 sessions was designed. Knowledge regarding food was evaluated at the beginning and end of the sessions. The percentage of adherence regarding general hygiene and food preparation and distribution was obtained at the beginning, one month, and two months post-intervention. School food service providers had little knowledge on the objectives of the Acuerdo in food groups and combination, as well as reading labels; there were significant changes in the last two after intervention.
The preparation and distribution of food did not show significant changes.
School food service providers acquired knowledge about the guidelines that a SEE comply with, without putting them into practice, given the economic impact that it implies. Annular pancreas AP is a rare congenital anomaly due to malrotation of the pancreatic ventral yolk.