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“Ser devorado no duele”. Th. W. Adorno y la experiencia americana
Maiso, Jordi
Arbor : Ciencia, Pensamiento y Cultura , 2009, DOI: 10.3989/arbor.2009.739n1066
Abstract: The present text aims to fathom Theodor W. Adorno’s american experience as a deciding learning process in the development of his Critical Theory. As a consequence of his New York exile years and his participance on the Princeton Radio Research Project, Adorno not only gets in touch with the proceeding of the culture industry and sets down a resolute theoretical approach to radio music, but also realizes a shift has taken place on the social function of theory which enables him a poignant self-reflection on the situation of the emigrated intellectual. El presente texto pretende desentra ar la experiencia americana de Theodor W. Adorno como un proceso de aprendizaje decisivo en la formulación de su Teoría Crítica. A partir de su exilio en Nueva York y de su participación en el Princeton Radio Research Project, Adorno no sólo adquiere un conocimiento directo del funcionamiento de la industria de la cultura y formula una decisiva aproximación teórica a la música radiofónica, sino que también toma conciencia de un cambio en la función social de la teoría que le permite llevar a cabo una aguda autorreflexión sobre la situación del intelectual emigrado.
Sleeping sickness in Uganda: revisiting current and historical distributions
L Berrang-Ford, M Odiit, F Maiso, D Waltner-Toews, J McDermott
African Health Sciences , 2006,
Abstract: Background: Sleeping sickness is a parasitic, vector-borne disease, carried by the tsetse fly and prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease continues to pose a public health burden in Uganda, which experienced a widespread outbreak in 1900-1920, and a more recent outbreak in 1976-1989. The disease continues to spread to uninfected districts. Objectives: This paper compares the spatial distributions of sleeping in Uganda for the 1900-1920 outbreak period with current disease foci, and discusses information gaps and implications arising for future research, prevention and control. Methods: Population census records for 1911 and sleeping sickness records from Medical and Sanitary Reports of the Ugandan Protectorate for 1905-1936 were extracted from the Uganda Archives. Current sleeping sickness distribution data were provided by the Ministry of Health, Uganda. These were used to develop sleeping sickness distribution maps for comparison between the early 1900s and the early 2000s. Results: The distribution of sleeping sickness from 1905-1920 shows notable differences compared to the current distribution of disease. In particular, archival cases were recorded in south-west and central Uganda, areas currently free of disease. The disease focus has moved from lakeshore Buganda (1905-1920) to the Busoga and south-east districts. Conclusions: Archival sleeping sickness distributions indicate the potential for a much wider area of disease risk than indicated by current disease foci. This is compounded by an absence of tsetse distribution data, continued political instability in north-central Uganda, continued spread of disease into new districts, and evidence of the role of livestock movements in spreading the parasite. These results support concerns as to the potential mergence of the two disease foci in the south-east and north-west of the country. > African Health Sciences Vol. 6 (4) 2006: pp. 223-231
Short-course eflornithine in Gambian trypanosomiasis: a multicentre randomized controlled trial
Pépin,Jacques; Khonde,Nzambi; Maiso,Faustine; Doua,Félix; Jaffar,Shabbar; Ngampo,Stéphane; Mpia,Bokelo; Mbulamberi,Dawson; Kuzoe,Felix;
Bulletin of the World Health Organization , 2000, DOI: 10.1590/S0042-96862000001100003
Abstract: objective: a randomized controlled trial was conducted to determine whether 7 days of intravenous eflornithine (100 mg/kg every 6 h) was as effective as the standard 14-day regimen in the treatment of late-stage trypanosoma brucei gambiense trypanosomiasis. methods: a total of 321 patients (274 new cases, 47 relapsing cases) were randomized at four participating centres in congo, c?te d?ivoire, the democratic republic of the congo, and uganda to one of these treatment regimens and followed up for 2 years. results: six patients died during treatment, one of whom was on the 7-day regimen, whereas the other five had been on the 14-day regimen (p = 0.2). the response to eflornithine differed markedly between uganda and other countries. among new cases in uganda, the 2-year probability of cure was 73% on the 14-day course compared with 62% on the 7-day regimen (hazard ratio (hr) for treatment failure, 7-day versus 14-day regimen: 1.45, 95% ci: 0.7, 3.1, p = 0.3). among new cases in c?te d?ivoire, congo, and the democratic republic of the congo combined, the 2-year probability of cure was 97% on the 14-day course compared with 86.5% on the 7-day regimen (hr for treatment failure, 7-day vs 14-day: 6.72, 95% confidence interval (ci): 1.5, 31.0, p = 0.003). among relapsing cases in all four countries, the 2-year probability of cure was 94% with 7 days and 100% with 14 days of treatment. factors associated with a higher risk of treatment failure were: a positive lymph node aspirate (hr 4.1; 95% ci: 1.8-9.4), a cerebrospinal fluid (csf) white cell count >100/mm3 (hr 3.5; 95% ci 1.1- 10.9), being treated in uganda (hr 2.9; 95% ci: 1.4-5.9), and csf trypanosomes (hr 1.9; 95% ci : 0.9-4.1). being stuporous on admission was associated with a lower risk of treatment failure (hr 0.18; 95% ci: 0.02-1.4) as was increasing age (hr 0.977; 95% ci: 0.95-1.0, for each additional year of age). discussion: the 7-day course of eflornithine is an effective treatment of relapsing cases of gambi
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Mayorga, Juan,Sucasas, Alberto,Zamora, José A.,Maiso, Jordi
Isegoría , 2011,
Epigenetic modifications as key regulators of Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia biology
Antonio Sacco, Ghayas C Issa, Yong Zhang, Yang Liu, Patricia Maiso, Irene M Ghobrial, Aldo M Roccaro
Journal of Hematology & Oncology , 2010, DOI: 10.1186/1756-8722-3-38
Abstract: First introduced by C.H. Waddington in 1939 to name "the causal interactions between genes and their products, which bring the phenotype into being", the term "epigenetics" was later defined as heritable changes in gene expression that are not due to any alteration in the DNA sequence [1]. The best-known epigenetic markers are DNA methylation and histone acetylation. Moreover, all these phenomena are finely regulated in different manners, such as through microRNAs (miRNAs) [2].Waldenstr?m's Macroglobulinemia (WM) is a low-grade B-cell lymphoma characterized by the presence of lymphoplasmacytic cells in the bone marrow (BM) and a monoclonal immunoglobulin M in the circulation [3,4]. The most common risk factor for WM is IgM MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undermined significance), which is associated with the presence of a small IgM protein in the circulation and minimal involvement (< 10% lymphoplasmacytic cells) in the bone marrow, with the absence of symptoms or signs of the disease. The risk of progression of IgM MGUS is the highest in all types of MGUS with about 5-10% risk of progression per year.While WM cells showed minimal changes at cytogenetic studies and gene expression analysis [5], primary WM tumor cells present with a miRNA signature that differentiates them from their normal counterpart. Among deregulated miRNAs, miRNA-155 has been shown to play a pivotal role in the biology of this disease both in vitro and in vivo. Moreover, other miRNA changes in WM cells, such as the down-regulation of miRNA-9*, has been proven to modulate the histone acetylation status in WM cells [6]. These findings support the idea that epigenetic modifications are crucial in the pathogenesis of WM. Importantly, these observation provide the preclinical rational for testing miRNA-based therapeutical approaches for the treatment of WM disease (Figure 1).In this review, we will focus on the role of miRNAs and histone acetylation as key regulators of WM biology.miRNAs constitute a
Evaluating the Relationship between the Banking System Stability and the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process: Evidence from the Egyptian Banking Sector  [PDF]
Karim F. F. Mohamed
Journal of Financial Risk Management (JFRM) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jfrm.2018.74020
Abstract: In the repercussions of the latest financial crisis that have occurred on the years 2008-2009, to fortify the stability of the banking systems, policy makers, and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision—BCBS, together with national regulators have built up a few safety measures, and structures to guarantee that banks establishments keep up adequate capital levels through using risk management tools, in specific the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Processes (ICAAP). They all have called for thorough evaluations and assessments for the structure and components of risk management frameworks, tools, and practices whether by banks, regulators, analysts and risk management experts consistently, to ascertain the adequacy of the banking systems, policies, arrangements and techniques for overseeing risks, and guaranteeing the sufficiency of holding appropriate capital levels for confronting normal, as well as adverse and unexpected situations or emergencies. The main objectives of this research study are to shed the light on the ICAAP as one of the main keys of risk management programs, a process by which banks can use to ensure that they operate with an appropriate level of capital, forward looking processes for capital planning covering a broad range of risks across banks, activities beyond simple capital management, and bring together risk and capital management activities in a form that can be used to support business decisions. The research study shall evaluate the significant relationship between the Banking System Stability (dependent variable) and the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP—independent variable) with evidence from the Egyptian Banking Sector.
Creation and Analysis of Earth’s Surface Roughness Maps from Airborne LiDAR Measurements in Downtown Urban Landscape  [PDF]
Fahmy F. F. Asal
Journal of Geographic Information System (JGIS) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/jgis.2019.112015
Abstract: The Earth’s surface roughness constitutes an important parameter in terrain analysis for studying different environmental and engineering problems. Authors gave different definitions and measures for the earth’s surface roughness that usually depend on exploitation of digital elevation data for its reliable determination. This research aimed at exploring the different approaches for defining and extraction of the Earth’s surface roughness from Airborne LiDAR Measurements. It also aimed at evaluating the effects of the window size of the standard deviation filter on the created roughness maps in downtown landscapes using three known approaches namely; standard deviation filtering of the Digital Elevation Model (DEM), standard deviation filtering of the slope gradient model and standard deviation filtering of the profile curvature model. In this context, different roughness maps have been created from Airborne LiDAR measurements of the City of Toronto, Canada using the three filtering approaches with varying window sizes. Visual analysis has shown color tones of small roughness values with smooth textures dominate the roughness maps from small window sizes of the standard deviation filter, however, increasing the window sizes has produced wider variations of the color tones and rougher texture roughness maps. The standard deviations and ranges of the roughness maps from LiDAR DEM have increased due to increasing the filter window size while the skewness and kurtosis have decreased due to increasing the window size, indicating that the roughness maps from larger window sizes are statistically more symmetrical and more consistent. Thus, kurtosis has decreased by 53% and 82% due to increasing the window size to 7 × 7 and 15 × 15 respectively. The standard deviations of the roughness maps from the slope gradient model have increased due to increasing the window size till 15 × 15 while they have decreased with more increases. However, skewness has decreased due to increasing the window size till 15 × 15 and the kurtosis has decreased with higher rate till window size of 11 × 11. In the roughness maps from the profile curvature model, the ranges and skewness have decreased by 93.6% and 82.6% respectively due to increasing the window size to 15 × 15 while, kurtosis has decreased by 58.6%, 76.3% and 93.76% due to increases in the filter window size to 5 × 5, 7 × 7 and 15 × 15 respectively.
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