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Apolipoprotein and lipid abnormalities in chronic liver failure
Spósito A.C.,Vinagre C.G.,Pandullo F.L,Mies S.
Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research , 1997,
Abstract: Total serum lipids, as well as apolipoproteins A-I (apo A-I) and B (apo B), were determined in 74 patients with chronic liver failure without cholestasis and in 82 normal subjects. The VLDL, LDL and HDL lipid fractions were reduced in the liver failure group by 36%, 24% and 46%, respectively (P<0.001). Apolipoproteins A-I and B were also reduced by 26% and 25%, respectively (P<0.001). However, the reduction of HDL cholesterol (HDLc) was more pronounced than that of apo A-I and the HDLc:apo A-I ratio was significantly lower in the liver failure group. After separating these patients into groups with plasma albumin lower than 3.0, between 3.0 and 3.5, and higher than 3.5 g/dl, the HDLc:apo A-I ratio was proportional to plasma albumin, but the correlation was not statistically significant. When these patients were separated by the Child classification of liver function, there was a correlation between the HDLc:apo A-I ratio and liver function. The differences in the HDLc:apo A-I ratio between the Child groups B and C, and A and C were statistically significant (P<0.05). We conclude that there is a more pronounced reduction in HDL cholesterol than in apo A-I in liver failure patients. Therefore, the HDLc:apo A-I ratio is a marker of liver function, probably because there is a decreased lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase production by the diseased liver
Apolipoprotein and lipid abnormalities in chronic liver failure
Spósito, A.C.;Vinagre, C.G.;Pandullo, F.L;Mies, S.;Raia, S.;Ramires, J.A.F.;
Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research , 1997, DOI: 10.1590/S0100-879X1997001100004
Abstract: total serum lipids, as well as apolipoproteins a-i (apo a-i) and b (apo b), were determined in 74 patients with chronic liver failure without cholestasis and in 82 normal subjects. the vldl, ldl and hdl lipid fractions were reduced in the liver failure group by 36%, 24% and 46%, respectively (p<0.001). apolipoproteins a-i and b were also reduced by 26% and 25%, respectively (p<0.001). however, the reduction of hdl cholesterol (hdlc) was more pronounced than that of apo a-i and the hdlc:apo a-i ratio was significantly lower in the liver failure group. after separating these patients into groups with plasma albumin lower than 3.0, between 3.0 and 3.5, and higher than 3.5 g/dl, the hdlc:apo a-i ratio was proportional to plasma albumin, but the correlation was not statistically significant. when these patients were separated by the child classification of liver function, there was a correlation between the hdlc:apo a-i ratio and liver function. the differences in the hdlc:apo a-i ratio between the child groups b and c, and a and c were statistically significant (p<0.05). we conclude that there is a more pronounced reduction in hdl cholesterol than in apo a-i in liver failure patients. therefore, the hdlc:apo a-i ratio is a marker of liver function, probably because there is a decreased lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase production by the diseased liver
Biological Evolution: Entropy, Complexity and Stability  [PDF]
C.G Chakrabarti, Koyel Ghosh
Journal of Modern Physics (JMP) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2011.226072
Abstract: In the present paper we have made an attempt to investigate the importance of the concepts of dynamical stability and complexity along with their interelationship in an evolving biological systems described by a system of kinetic (both deterministic and chaotic) equations. The key to the investigation lies in the expres-sion of a time-dependent Boltzmann-like entropy function derived from the dynamical model of the system. A significant result is the determination of the expression of Boltzmann - entropy production rate of the evolving system leading to the well-known Pesin-type identity which provides an elegant and simple meas-ure of dynamical complexity in terms of positive Lyapunov exponents. The expression of dynamical com-plexity has been found to be very suitable in the study of the increase of dynamical complexity with the suc-cessive instabilities resulting from the appearance of new polymer species (or ecological species) into the original system. The increase of the dynamical complexity with the evolutionary process has been explained with a simple competitive model system leading to the “principle of natural selection”.
Implications of ischemic penumbra for the diagnosis of brain death
Coimbra, C.G.;
Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research , 1999, DOI: 10.1590/S0100-879X1999001200005
Abstract: the data reviewed here suggest the possibility that a global reduction of blood supply to the whole brain or solely to the infratentorial structures down to the range of ischemic penumbra for several hours or a few days may lead to misdiagnosis of irreversible brain or brain stem damage in a subset of deeply comatose patients with cephalic areflexia. the following proposals are advanced: 1) the lack of any set of clinically detectable brain functions does not provide a safe diagnosis of brain or brain stem death; 2) apnea testing may induce irreversible brain damage and should be abandoned; 3) moderate hypothermia, antipyresis, prevention of arterial hypotension, and occasionally intra-arterial thrombolysis may contribute to good recovery of a possibly large subset of cases of brain injury currently regarded as irreversible; 4) confirmatory tests for brain death should not replace or delay the administration of potentially effective therapeutic measures; 5) in order to validate confirmatory tests, further research is needed to relate their results to specific levels of blood supply to the brain. the current criteria for the diagnosis of brain death should be revised.
A framework for pricing the information products of self-funded corporate information services
C.G. Smallman
South African Journal of Information Management , 2009, DOI: 10.4102/sajim.v1i1.44
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A Christian mission of glocal culture within riven societies in God’s world
C.G. Seerveld
Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship , 2010, DOI: 10.4102/koers.v75i1.75
Abstract: Globalisation today seems to be an implacable force at work trying to homogenise world cultures into the same format. Huntington’s well-known thesis sees a clash coming between Christian Western civilisation and the rest of the world. This article argues against Huntington that civilised cultures with different identities have comparable structural features. Because contrary cultures are all human constructs with good and bad mixed in, they can, like human relatives, learn from and correct one another rather than demonise others. It is posited that the deepest antagonism disturbing the world is not a Christian West versus the rest, but is largely the struggle between two tyrannical ideologies: a post-Christian capitalistic secularism and a theocratic fundamentalism. A biblical Christian mission of glocal culture formation (global awareness and local action) is offered as an alternative vision for our worsening dilemma. This biblically-rooted diaconal way to be redemptively busy in salvaging cultural activity proffers concrete hope. The life work of Bennie van der Walt is cited as an example, and a few illustrations of glocal artistry provide evidence that such a Christian mission can be deed as well as talk.
The pedagogical strength of a Christian methodology in philosophical historiography
C.G. Seerveld
Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship , 1975, DOI: 10.4102/koers.v40i4-6.844
Abstract: The kinds of problem s intrinsic to historiography and to philosophical historiography in particular are compounded when the question must be settled on how to teach the history of philosophy. For then, if one’s methodology for philosophical historiography is defective, simplistic or indecisive on the crucial matters, its exercise in the classroom will botch the philosophical development of a whole new generation.
MORPHO-ANATOMICAL STUDIES ON TARAXACUM BESSARABICUM (HORNEM.) HAND-MAZZ SPECIES FAM. COMPOSITAE
C.G. Simeanu
Annals of West University of Timi?oara : Series of Biology , 2001,
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BOEREKRYGSGEVANGENES IN CEYLON
C.G. Henning
Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5787/4-3-913
Abstract: "A PRISONER OF WAR HAS NO RIGHTS" "We can do what we like with a prisoner of war; we only have to keep him alive ... " (Engelse offisier aan Boere krygsgevangene)
THE VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT AT GRAAFF REINET (1856-1882)
C.G. Henning
Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5787/3-6-954
Abstract: The history of Graaff Reinet provides the earliest examples of civil defence in South Africa, for it was here that the early settlers established the commando system in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Frontier Wars [1779-81, 1793 and 1799-1803]. Subsequently in the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Frontier Wars, the pattern of civil defence changed considerably when the burghers joined with Imperial forces. Significantly too, but it was a Graaff Reinetter who led the Voortrekkers to victory in 1838 at the Battle of Blood River. However, after 1850 the spirit of militarism was dying a natural death.
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