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His Life was On the Edge Due to Adenoid Hypertrophy

A 15-month-old boy with Noonan syndrome was referred to our pediatric pulmonary department to assess the need for noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV). He required hospital care during the first 3 weeks of life because of transient upper airway obstruction requiring nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). He was discharged home with nasal oxygen therapy for a few weeks. He also presented a moderated hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treated with beta-blocker therapy that was stopped after 6 months after improvement on ultrasonographic examination.

At the age of 6 months, he was hospitalized during several weeks for an important persistent dyspnea due to rhinitis and major nasal obstruction and at the age of 12 months for a pneumopathy that rapidly responded to oral antibiotics. He was hospitalized again at the age of 15 months because of important desaturations during his daytime nap. Clinical examination was normal during wakefulness, while numerous obstructive apneas,…

Implications of Adenogenesis

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals are defined by the US Environmental Protection Agency as a group of substances that “interfere with biosynthesis, secretion, transport, elimination and function of naturally existing hormones in the human body”. Exposure to endocrine disruptors during crucial developmental time windows increases an individual’s risk of developing a variety of diseases, including inborn errors, infertility, obesity and cancer. One of the most well-known EDCs is diethylstilbestrol, a synthetic estrogen that was widely prescribed to prevent miscarriage. During that time period, millions of women and their offspring were exposed to this compound, which was later shown to have teratogenic and oncogenic effects on many organ systems especially the reproductive tract. Since then, the mechanisms underpinning DES-related pathogenesis have been intensively studied and several animal models have been established. The most widely used model for DES research is the neonatal-DES model…

Memoir of An Adeni

The invasion of Houthi militia caused the loss of 4 districts out of the 8 in Aden. And due to the bad situation in the 4 invaded districts, people were forced to relocate, women children and old men . Moved with the least they can carry escaping for their lives .

During the invasion Houthi militia tend to close the hospitals in the places they invade “AlJomhoria Hospital” In Khormaksar district was one of them. My friend Salwa communication engineer and a volunteering nurse there told me “on the day Khormaksar was controlled by Houthi militia they entered the hospital kicking everyone out and looking for wounded local defenders to kill”. Salwa was not the only women who have volunteered as a nurse to cover the lack of nurses , lots of Adeni women have done the same , they stayed for days living in the hospitals leaving there families and loved once at home, so they can be there to help .

I still remember my aunt Bushra ,every morning cooking extra meal for the defenders although we di…

Danger of Dendrites

Under some charging conditions, lithium can accumulate on a battery’s anode, leading to uncontrolled growth of needlelike metal dendrites that can cause hazardous short circuiting. Lithium metal, an ideal anode material based on its exceptional charge-storage capacity, carries a high dendrite risk. So manufacturers use lower capacity carbon anodes, which are safer but not fully dendrite-proof. To study this poorly understood process, Andrew J. Ilott and Alexej Jerschow of New York University and coworkers developed an 1H magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method and used it to watch dendrites grow inside a Li-ion battery as it was being charged. Unlike an earlier Li MRI method developed by the team, which images dendrites directly, the new method measures “shadows” formed by the magnetic properties of the growing dendrites in the surrounding electrolyte solution. Because the shadows are roughly 20 times as large as the dendrites, the new method provides much improved spatial resolution.…

Adenauer Tenure

Konrad Adenauer was born in Cologne on 5 January 1876, the son of a lawyer. He studied at the universities of Freiburg, Munich and Bonn before himself becoming a lawyer. He became a member of Cologne City Council, and in 1917 lord mayor of the city. He was elected to the Provincial Diet and, in 1920, became president of the Prussian State Council, making him one of the most influential politicians in Germany.

Adenauer was replaced as mayor of Cologne after the Nazis came to power, and was briefly imprisoned in 1934. He was arrested by the Gestapo in September 1944 and accused of involvement in the failed July bomb plot against Hitler.

The United States, which liberated Cologne, appointed Adenauer mayor again, but he was dismissed soon afterwards by the British military government. Adenauer set about forming a new political party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). In 1948, he was made president of the parliamentary council which drew up a constitution for the three western zones of G…

What's Left Of Aden

Britain captured the town of Aden in the south of the Arabian Peninsula. Like the later seizure of Cyprus and of Egypt, the occupation of Aden was a strategic rather than commercial undertaking, guarding the lines of communication with India. With British Somaliland on the ‘horn of Africa’, Aden provided control of the entrance to the Red Sea. In order to stabilise the region, which had been dogged by years of unrest fuelled by Arab nationalism and anti-colonialism. Having replaced Cyprus as the base of Middle East Land Forces, Aden was of even greater strategic importance to Britain, maintaining with Far East Land Forces in Singapore its global presence. British government announced that a permanent British garrison would be maintained in Aden. Yet they were forced to withdraw from the colony.
Throughout the years, the new Federation faced grave threats. Internally the rival sought to expel Britain from what they called South Yemen. Externally the republican government of Yemen, whic…

A Failure Ademption

A specific gift will fail by ademption if the subject matter of the gift does not form part of the testator’s estate at death. General gifts cannot fail for ademption as the executors should raise such funds to make the gift if the subject matter is not part of the estate. Similarly, demonstrative gifts cannot fail by ademption. If the specified fund does not exist or if there are not enough assets in the fund to make such a gift, the remaining will be treated as a general gift. A general rule of ademption is that if the subject matter of a gift changes name or form, it does not cause the gift to adeem, however if the substance changes it does. Gifts of shares are useful to illustrate this rule. If the Will includes a gift of a shares in a particular company but between attestation and the testator’s death the company changes its name or reconstructs how its shares are organised these changes will not cause the gift to adeem, as the shares held at death are identical in all but name a…