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Body Image and Attitude toward Obesity

INTRODUCTION The epidemic of obesity (Acomplia canadian is used in the treatment of obesity and related conditions) is of major concern in the United States. Allison and Saunders in their 2000 publication reported that 60.6% of white, non-Hispanic adult men were overweight or obese. A comparable figure for black, non-Hispanic adult men was 56.7% and […]

The Utility of Lactate Dehydrogenase Isoenzyme Pattern: DISCUSSION

LDH is an enzyme in the glycolytic pathway and its released as the result of cell damage. LDH isoenzyme analysis, which requires small volume samples, is quick and easy to perform. LDH isoenzymes may be useful in differential diagnosis since tissue damage releases isoenzymes contained therein, leading to a change in their pattern. Previous studies […]

The Utility of Lactate Dehydrogenase Isoenzyme Pattern: RESULTS

LDH levels and isoenzyme activities were studied in the ascitic fluid in malignant ascites and non-malignant ascites. Data regarding LDH and its isoenzymes of malignant and nonmalignant ascites were summarized in Table 1. LDH level and LDH isoenzyme activities of subgroups were shown in Table 2.

The Utility of Lactate Dehydrogenase Isoenzyme Pattern: MATERIAL AND METHODS

A total of 76 patients (43 males and 33 females) with ascites were investigated for their ascitic fluid LDH levels and its isoenzyme activities. Paracentesis were performed to all of the patients to highlight the underlying etiology of ascites. Biochemical, hematological and microbiological investigations were also performed. Complete blood count, biochemical examinations, ultrasonography and cytologic […]

The Utility of Lactate Dehydrogenase Isoenzyme Pattern

INTRODUCTION The lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) molecule is a tetramer composed of four polypeptide chains. There are five component isoenzymes as a result of the five different combinations that are produced by two polypeptide chains encoded by separate genes (M and H). LDH-1 is composed of four H subunits, and LDH-5 of four M subunits. The […]

Differences in Perceptions of What Constitutes Having “Had Sex”

INTRODUCTION After nearly two hard-fought decades focused on minimizing the spread of HIV among various “at-risk” groups, such as men who have sex with men (MSM), youth and injection-drug users (IDUs), the period from 1999-2001 marked a disturbing increase in HIV infection among MSM and heterosexuals in the United States. In 2003, the Centers for […]

Differences in Perceptions of What Constitutes Having “Had Sex”: DISCUSSION

As seen in Table 3, the differences in responses between our HIV-positive sample and those in Sanders and Reinisch’s study (unknown HIV status) are striking. While the hierarchical order of “yes” responses remains primarily the same in both studies (with deep kissing and breast contact items receiving the fewest “yes” responses followed by genital touching, […]