Maria DEL CARMEN Rubio

Maria DEL CARMEN Rubio
Universidad de Buenos Aires | UBA · Institute of Cardiologic Research Professor Dr. Alberto C. Taquini (ININCA)

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This article provides an in‐depth analysis of the great contributions by J. David Cummins and Mary A. Weiss to research on insurers' performance using frontier efficiency and productivity methods. Twenty‐nine empirical papers are surveyed as well as a book chapter that gives foundations and a guide in using methodology and defining outputs and inpu...
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This paper applies the meta-frontier Data Envelopment Analysis and the main concepts of convergence from the economic growth literature (β-convergence and σ-convergence) to analyze integration and convergence both in efficiency and in technology gap of European Union (EU) insurance markets. We evaluate 10 EU life insurance markets over the 17-year-...
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Engineering microscopic collectives of cells or microrobots is challenging due to the often limited capabilities of the individual agents, the inability to reliably program their motion and local interactions, and difficulties visualizing their behaviors. Herein, a low‐cost, modular, and open‐source Dynamic Optical MicroEnvironment (DOME) is presen...
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This paper combines reference point techniques and econometric analyses to provide the profile of non‐life insurers that simultaneously optimize the strategic growth, profitability, and risk goals. The econometric analyses provide the relevant relations among the variables. Non‐life insurers from 33 Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Develo...
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Purpose This paper investigates why bancassurance coexists with alternative insurance distribution channels in the long run, considering the bank channel is known to involve lower costs than traditional distribution systems. It tests the product-quality hypothesis that maintains that the higher costs of some distribution systems represent expenses...
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Engineering microscopic collectives of cells or microrobots is challenging due to the often-limited capabilities of the individual agents, our inability to reliably program their motion and local interactions, and difficulties visualising their behaviours. Here, we present a low-cost, modular and open-source Dynamic Optical MicroEnvironment (DOME)...
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This paper provides evidence of the role that financial market development and institutional quality play in the integration of European Union (EU) life insurance markets. It analyzes ten EU life insurance markets over a seventeen-year sample period. The meta-technology cost/revenue efficiency ratios, estimated under the meta-frontier DEA framework...
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Research Question Does testosterone administration, either in a long or short-course, prior to IVF increase the number of mature oocytes retrieved in poor ovarian response (POR)? Design Single-center, single-blinded randomized controlled trial. POR according to Bologna criteria. Fertility Unit of University Hospital. N=63. Three arms: Group 1 (lon...
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Engineering microscopic collectives of cells or microrobots is challenging due to the often-limited capabilities of the individual agents, our inability to program their motion and local interactions, and difficulties visualising their behaviours. Here, we present a low-cost, modular and open-source Dynamic Optical MicroEnvironment (DOME) and demon...
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Research questionHow is ovarian reserve affected by chemotherapy in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) who undergo fertility preservation (FP)?MethodsA retrospective study was conducted by reviewing medical records of 105 HL patients referred to the FP unit before starting adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD) chemotherapy. Ov...
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Many complex behaviors in biological systems emerge from large populations of interacting molecules or cells, generating functions that go beyond the capabilities of the individual parts. Such collective phenomena are of great interest to bioengineers due to their robustness and scalability. However, engineering emergent collective functions is dif...
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We have read the article published by Sánchez-Velázquez P et al., which described a clinical case of gastrointestinal hemorrhage secondary to gastric ulcer due to Mucor. We present a similar clinical case, as an example of one identified by gastroscopy. The case was a 71-year-old female with multiple organ failure secondary to nosocomial pneumonia...
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Este trabajo aborda la clasificación y evolución diacrónica de los episodios de lluvia (1989-2016) en ambientes mediterráneos, en la Demarcación Hidrográfica del Júcar. En base a datos del SAIH, y siguiendo criterios hidrológicos, se seleccionan 698 episodios, que se caracterizan con indicadores de precipitación acumulada, intensidad y persistencia...
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Many complex behaviours in biological systems emerge from large populations of interacting molecules or cells, generating functions that go beyond the capabilities of the individual parts. Such collective phenomena are of great interest to bioengineers due to their robustness and scalability. However, engineering emergent collective functions is di...
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Background: The choice of the imaging modality for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) could be influenced by provider, patient or hospital characteristics, or over time. However, little is known about the choice of the diagnostic modalities in practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the variations in the use of imaging modalities for pat...
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This paper provides cross-country evidence on financial stability in seven markets with a dual system of Takaful companies and conventional insurers over the period 2009–2016. It tests if differences in soundness between Takaful firms and conventional insurers exist as well as if ownership concentration influences firms' risk-taking. The Z-score is...
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Background: data on the long-term outcome of patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) with positive small bowel findings in capsule endoscopy but negative small bowel findings in device-assisted enteroscopy are scarce. Objective: this study aimed to evaluate the rebleeding rate and time to rebleed in patients with no small bowel fi...
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Introduction: Dieulafoy's lesion of the small bowel is an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding that often recurs after endoscopic treatment. Material and methods: we report an observational, descriptive, retrospective, single-center study in 15 patients with small bowel bleeding who were diagnosed with a Dieulafoy's lesion by capsule...
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This paper applies a multiobjective goal programming (GP) model to define the profile of the most profitable insurers by focusing on 14 firm-decision variables and considering different scenarios resulting from the exogenous change in interest rate and GDP per capita growth variables.We consider a detailed database of Spanish non-life insurers over...
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Because of the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become the most common chronic liver disease in children in industrialized countries. The likelihood of evolution to cirrhosis and its complications with the consequent need for liver transplantation has caused increased attention toward this dis...
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We have read the article published by Abdulkader I et al., which described two cases of a rhabdoid tumor of the small bowel diagnosed by surgery. We present a similar case in the jejunum diagnosed by double balloon enteroscopy (DBE). We present the case of a 64-year-old patient with multifactorial anemia and transfusional requirements and a flat le...
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The objective of this work is to evaluate the effect of remodeling and filling through the application of hyaluronic acid in gingival papilla in the aesthetic sector with black triangle defects, in a periodontally- treated patient. In 3 portioned sessions, 0.15 ml of hyaluronic acid gel was injected. Clinically, an increase in volume was observed,...
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Objective: Overlap exists between the risk factors for coronary artery disease and venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, a paucity of data is available on the incidence of major acute cardiovascular events (MACE) and major adverse limb events (MALE) among patients presenting with VTE. Moreover, it is unknown whether the rate of cardiovascular out...
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The large introductory classes at many universities present a particular challenge for instructors wishing to guarantee participation opportunities for their students. Yet, large courses can actually afford advantages for instructors looking to replicate many features of the U.S. Congress. We describe two separate Congressional simulations in an In...
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Resumen: Objetivo: Estudiar si en pacientes mayores de 65 años con tratamientos antihipertensivos e hipolipemiantes los cambios de fármacos bioequivalentes con diferente apariencia se asocian a un aumento de errores de uso y pérdida de adherencia al tratamiento. Diseño: Estudio observacional, longitudinal, prospectivo, de cohorte de 1 año de seguim...
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Giant inflammatory pseudopolyps (> 15 mm) are an uncommon complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and a differential diagnosis with adenomas and carcinomas is challenging. Although usually asymptomatic, they may result in intestinal obstruction or intussusception due to their size. The standard management involves lesion biopsies and endos...
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Bile duct cysts represent congenital abnormalities associated with biliopancreatic maljunction that may undergo malignant degeneration. We report herein the case of a 72-year-old male patient with cholangitis. MR-cholangiography and abdominal CT revealed a mass at the biliary-pancreatic-duodenal crossroads, extrahepatic biliary dilation up to 38 mm...
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The dramatic increase in the number of older people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) entails a serious public health problem. MCI involves different degrees of dependence that has been previously related to a decrease in Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), due to impairment in the performance of activities of daily living. Resilient coping,...
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Introduction Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients calling our specialist nurse led IBD flare line with worsening symptoms were traditionally seen in outpatient clinics before being referred for endoscopy to evaluate disease activity. Non-IBD endoscopists often deferred treatment decisions until subsequent IBD outpatient appointments (OPA), lea...
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Introduction We present a data driven service evaluation of the use of an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) telephone helpline service at a single UK IBD centre (UHS). We demonstrate how such evaluation can highlight service improvement needs to maximise efficiency and improve patient care. Methods IBD patients at UHS can call our helpline and leav...
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The nutcracker syndrome is caused by the obstruction of the left renal vein secondary to its compression between the superior mesenteric artery and the aorta. Clinically, this syndrome manifests with pain, hematuria, varicocele or lower urinary tract symptoms. The prevalence of this syndrome is currently unknown; however, the diagnosis of this cond...
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Este artículo expone el desarrollo de un trabajo investigativo 29 cuyo propósito fue fortalecer la comprensión lectora en estudiantes de básica secundaria, a partir del análisis crítico de textos argumentativos. Para ello, se contó con una prueba diagnóstica y diez sesiones de lectura y análisis de los textos. La metodología de investigación fue de...
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The Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome (BRBNS) is a rare congenital disease, characterized by the presence of multiple venous malformations in the skin, gastrointestinal tract and other organs. Small bowel (SB) complications are intussusception, volvulation and small bowel bleeding (SBB)¹. Surgery may be limited by the multiplicity of lesions, morbidi...
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p>Este artículo presenta los resultados del proyecto de investigación Caracterización de los procesos de socialización primaria respecto a la incidencia en el desarrollo integral de las infancias en contexto del Caquetá , en lo que concierne a los hallazgos en familias homoparentales. La población estuvo representada por tres familias homoparentale...
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This paper provides evidence on factors affecting the level of the regulatory solvency ratio of Spanish insurers from 2005–2012 by employing the two-step system generalised method of moments in the analysis. Results show a significant degree of persistence in the regulatory solvency ratio. Cost frontier efficiency, reinsurance utilisation, premiums...
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Este libro contiene un programa de política industrial que persigue incre-mentar el peso de las manufacturas en el PIB español y su capacidad de ge-nerar empleo, en consonancia con los objetivos de la agenda de la Comisión Europea para el año 2020. El libro resume una extensa investigación finan-ciada por el Consejo Económico Social, a través de un...
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This paper provides cross-country evidence on the association between soundness and competition in the life insurance industry, where competition is measured by the Boone indicator. We analyze 10 European Union (EU) life insurance markets over the post-deregulation period 1999-2011. The results indicate that competition increases the soundness of t...
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Neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus (DG) of the hippocampus is increased by spatial learning and postnatal stimulation. Conversely, prenatal stress (PS) produces a decrease in the proliferation of hippocampal granular cells. This work evaluated the effect of postnatal tactile stimulation (PTS), when applied from birth to adulthood, on cognitive perfo...
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Introduction: There is no clear consensus on the management of accidental ingestion of caustic substances in paediatrics. The aim of this study was to determine the profile of the paediatric population treated due to caustic ingestion in a Healthcare Centre. Patients and method: A descriptive study was conducted on patients treated for the inges...
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This chapter provides an in-depth analysis of the cross-frontier methodology, an innovative approach based on data envelopment analysis (DEA), for estimating the relative efficiency of alternative organizational forms in an industry, and testing hypotheses primarily founded on the agency theory arguments on the coexistence in the insurance industry...
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Gamestar(t) es un proyecto de arte, educación y videojuegos de la asociación cultural ARSGAMES. En Gamestar(t) se aúnan las ventajas de la educación tecnológicamente mediada con los principios pedagógicos de las pedagogías libres, los cuáles median el proceso de implementación de las tecnologías en la práctica educativa con la intención de converti...
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Olfactory reference syndrome was first described by the neurologist Pryse-Philips in 1971 to define a group of patients who were convinced that they emitted unpleasant body odors, and the perception that the people around also smelled them. Subsequent authors like Bishop or Davidson considered it an olfactory delusion included in the context of a d...
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El auge de los videojuegos, serious games, entornos de realidad virtual y realidad aumentada, unido a las posibilidades que ofrecen los estudios en torno a la experiencia de usuario, la interactividad y la usabilidad con los nuevos medios y dispositivos, se constituyen como objeto de estudio por parte de la literatura reciente, abordando este conte...
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Introduction: The gluten-free diet has traditionally been accepted as a healthy diet, but there are articles advocating that it may have some nutritional deficiencies. The current study assesses whether there was any change in the contributions of calories, essential elements, proportion of fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber in children who...
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Introduction. Pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy development has allowed major progress in the field of pediatric gastroenterology. Currently, it is not just a purely diagnostic technique but also a prime therapeutic technique. Aims: To describe an extensive serie on pediatric endoscopy in the last 9 years. Material and methods. Retrospective rev...
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Background: Heterotopic gastric mucosa is found in the proximal oesophagus, just below the upper oesophageal sphincter, and is encountered when the oesophagus is examined carefully during endoscopy. Aims: In this study on paediatric patients, we aimed to determine the endoscopic prevalence of heterotopic gastric mucosa of the proximal oesophagus...
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Malingerers intentionally and purposefully feign illness to achieve some recognizable goal. They may wish to get drugs, win a lawsuit, get financial compensation or avoid work or military service. Due to its low frequency of occurrence in the healthcare field, we describe a case that fits the picture in the emergency department of our hospital.
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Background: Epiploic appendagitis is an atypical cause of abdominal pain whose knowledge could avoid diagnostic or treatment errors. Diagnosis has been performed with abdominal ultrasound or tomography with the only treatment being nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Objective: To analyze patients diagnosed in our hospital. Methods: We perfo...
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Las luchas fraticidas desatadas en el Tahuantinsuyo y la conmoción sufrida por sus gentes, ante la llegada de hombres y animales desconocidos, precipitaron el derrumbe de aquel Estado aparentemente sin apenas resistencia. Pero una vez superada la sorpresa, los Incas pusieron cerco al Cusco y, tras no poder tomar la ciudad, se refugiaron en las mont...
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A raíz de los recientes descubrimientos de ofrendas de niños y niñas de escasa edad en las altas cumbres nevadas del Perú, Chile y Argentina, decidí profundizar las investigaciones acerca de las motivaciones, patrones de comportamiento y las prácticas rituales que acompañaron a esta forma de sacrificios humanos a las deidades andinas. Basamos nuest...
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Introduction: The tubal sterilization is a surgical and definitive method to prevent pregnancy, used by a quarter of Brazilian women. However, in infertility clinics there are some patients requesting the sterilization reversal for different reasons. Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of medical appointments for this cause, the social-demographi...
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Introduction The gluten-free diet has traditionally been accepted as a healthy diet, but there are articles advocating that it may have some nutritional deficiencies. The current study assesses whether there was any change in the contributions of calories, essential elements, proportion of fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber in children who w...
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¿Qué concepción del ser humano subyace a las ciencias cognitivas? ¿Dónde están los límites de nuestra noción de humanidad? ¿Qué retos plantea la neurociencia y la inteligencia artificial al sujeto contemporáneo? Éstas son algunas de las preguntas que trataremos de contestar a lo largo del presente artículo, realizando para ello un recorrido desde l...
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Background: Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a widely used analgesic/antipyretic drug for which hypersensitivity reactions appear to be increasingly frequent. Objective: We report the case of a woman who experienced several delayed selective reactions induced by paracetamol: fixed drug eruptions (FDEs) with typical features but an unusual distributio...
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El presente monográfico trata de realizar una reflexión sobre el contexto actual y las tendencias de futuro en una época en la que las generaciones más jóvenes forman parte de una (re)evolución que va de la mano de las tecnologías más innovadoras así como de los nuevos usos que surgen de las mismas. A lo largo de una serie de artículos de personas...
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Background: Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a widely used analgesic/antipyretic drug for which hypersensitivity reactions appear to be increasingly frequent. Objective: We report the case of a woman who experienced several delayed selective reactions induced by paracetamol: fixed drug eruptions (FDEs) with typical features but an unusual distributio...
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Revista semestral que aborda los videojuegos de un modo holístico, desde todos sus matices y dimensiones (la arquitectura, la educación, la salud, los temas de género, la política, el diseño, la innovación y, en general, cualquier tema susceptible de generar una reflexión en torno a y desde el videojuego). Con un estilo que oscila entre lo académi...
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Placer (x: 0), Poder (x: 0), Experimentación (y: 0), Juego (y: 0) Los videojuegos, concretamente las prácticas que tienen lugar en los mismos, abren un nuevo camino a la famosa invitación de Haraway a buscar «otras formas de poder y de placer en las sociedades tecnológicas». Aquí proponemos una figura que, al igual que el cyborg, es una hija bastar...
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Evidence based health care and its application by using different tools in order to reduce variability in clinical practice is essential nowadays. One of these tools are procedures. They contain process quality regulations which define responsibilities and actions to be taken, aim at the achievement of objectives to ensure the satisfaction of the p...
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Este libro presenta las metodologías, principios pedagógicos y experiencias de Gamestar(t), proyecto de la Asociación Cultural ARSGAMES que parte de la consideración de las potencialidades de la introducción de tecnologías en el ámbito de la educación libre, basada en los principios de autogestión del aprendizaje, antiautoritarismo y educación inte...
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Jóvenes, tecnofilosofía y arte digital 99 DOCUMENTOS 7 Eurídice Cabañes Martínez-ARSGAMES María Rubio Méndez-ARSGAMES 7 La política en la construcción del saber: tecnologías como herramientas de autogestión y transformación social El presente artículo aborda la inexorable relación existente entre la educación, la política y la construcción del suje...
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There is a distinct tendency to integrate technology into the classroom, but in practice the introduction of the ICT in education is not producing the expected effects. We are confronted with the second digital divide, which consists in the dissociation of the students from the technologies introduced in the educational sphere that do not match the...
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Here we are given the graphic version of a piece of research, which also involves analytical calculation, on conditions of «comfort» to be established in various atmospheres used, assigned and occupied in different ways and located in the various temperate climates of Spain. A study is made of the seasonal adaptation/acclimatization of people, prop...
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Background: Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) represents a social and health care problem because it affects working age populations, particularly in jobs requiring orthostasis, has no effective pharmacologic treatment, and requires surgery. Oxidative stress is present in varicose veins, but whether this is reflected in the plasma is controversia...
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This document approaches, from the perspective of cultural studies, the representations of the gay character in the Colombian novel of the first seven years of the present century. A series of positive and negative norms governing the sexuality and the gender of the characters were recognizable in these representations. The characters are inscribed...
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Objectives: - To develop a new metaparadigm as a compendium of the essential ideas and the most current theories and models written by Orem, Roy, Leininger, Allen, Peplau, Henderson, Orlando, Rogers, Parse, Watson and Johnson. - To develop a theorization following the leitmotif of Orem´s theory and the contributions of authors such as Roy, Leininge...
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The purpose of the conference is to address and investigate issues related to the philosophical aspects of computer game research. Aiming to bring together researchers from diverse fields, Computer Games Conference is open to practitioners, academics, students interested in philosophy, computer game- theory, semiotics, aesthetics, sociology, psycho...
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El sexo de los píxeles. Del yo-mujer al yo-tecnológico Uno de los problemas más candentes en las investigaciones en torno a ciencia, tecnología y género es la denominada «brecha digital de género» que, en el caso de los videojuegos se hace especialmente patente. Los problemas que acarrea la «brecha digital de género» no pueden entenderse como un me...
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The present paper draws upon the reading of some recent literary works, which have been related to the travel book by literary criticism, yet remain problematic when attempting to determine their generic ascription. In this regard, the paper aims at (a) looking into the formal and structural characteristics common to all of them, (b) establishing t...
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La inserción de las tecnologías en el aula no ha conseguido alcanzar los objetivos que en un principio prometía: una revolución en la práctica educativa y en los procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje que comportaría una enorme motivación para las alumnas y alumnos y traería de la mano grandes beneficios en cuanto a creatividad e innovación educativa....
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Resumen Los videojuegos son actualmente la primera industria del entretenimiento por delante del cine o la música y, como tal, se han convertido en un nuevo lenguaje de poderosa influencia a través del cual se configura la realidad pero que también, y por esta misma razón, puede ser usado para construir nuevas realidades. Pretendemos llevar a cabo...
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Crop response to deficit irrigation is an important consideration for establishing irrigation management strategies when water supplies are limited. This study evaluated the response of native spearmint to water deficits applied using overhead sprinklers in eastern Washington, US. Five levels of irrigation were applied ranging from full irrigation...