However these relaxation phenomena should be advantageously used with new integration schemes. (C) 2009 American Institute of SYN-117 order Physics. [DOI: 10.1063/1.3137200]“
“SETTING: Chest clinic of a national referral hospital in a resource-limited country.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the level of asthma control, factors influencing asthma control and the accuracy of the Asthma Control
DESIGN: We collected demographic and clinical data and administered the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) criteria test and the ACT. The proportions of patients in each of the GINA and ACT control categories (uncontrolled, partly controlled and well controlled) were calculated. Multivariate analysis was performed to identify factors associated with asthma control. Diagnostic test parameters for the ACT using GINA criteria as gold standard were calculated.
RESULTS: Of 88 asthma patients
enrolled, 67% were Selleck Small molecule library female. The median age was 34 years (range 12-85). Using GINA criteria, respectively 59 (67%), 17 (19%) and 12 (14%) patients had uncontrolled, partly controlled and well controlled asthma; per ACT, the corresponding figures were respectively 40% (35/88), 43% (38/88) and 17% (15/88). ACT sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive and negative predictive value were respectively 95%, 92%, 99% and 73%. Nasal congestion was associated with uncontrolled asthma (P = 0.031).
CONCLUSION: The majority of the patients at the Mulago Hospital have inadequately controlled asthma, and this is associated with nasal congestion. A simple symptom KPT-8602 order questionnaire, the ACT, can correctly classify asthma control.”
“Epoxy and epoxy acrylates with phthalimide groups on the main chain or pendent side chain
were synthesized and used as binders for solvent-free UV-curable inks. Effects of chemical Structures on the solubilities of binders in monomers, together with the influences of shear force and ink compositions on the morphology and nanoindentation properties of the microstripes Were Studied. PIK1 inks containing BAPSBD epoxy with phthalimide groups On the main chain showed shear-thinning behaviors and pigment aggregation problems. Variations of the shear stress at different positions of the dispenser led to PIK1 microstripes with rough central regions and smoother edges. AMPDP acrylate with pendent phthalimide side chain afforded not only good Solubility in monomers but also good thermal and mechanical properties after Curing. Stripes prepared by the PIK2 ink containing AMPDP exhibited straight edge and smooth surface. Considering the solubility and compatibility in inks, together with properties Of Cured stripe, binders with pendent phthalimide groups are better candidate as UV-curable ink compositions than those with main chain phthalimide groups. (c) 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.