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Braga M.,University of Brescia | Quecchia C.,University of Brescia | Perotta C.,University of Brescia | Timpini A.,U.O.C Lungodegenza ULS 17 | And 3 more authors.
International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology | Year: 2013

Systemic (gastrointestinal and skin) reactions to ingestion of nickel rich foods in patients with nickel allergic contact dermatitis characterize Systemic Nickel Allergy Syndrome (SNAS). The objective of the study was to describe the nosologic framework of the syndrome and to compare sensibility and specificity for SNAS diagnosis between two different low nickel diets - BraMa-Ni and the usually prescribed list of forbidden foods - along with patient adherence to diet. One hundred forty-five patients with suspected SNAS (by history and benefit from nickel dietary restrictions) were selected and orally challenged with nickel for a definite diagnosis. Specificity and sensibility of the diets were calculated in relation to the results of nickel challenges. The nosologic framework of SNAS was deduced from the clinical pictures of 98 patients with positive nickel challenge and characterized essentially by skin and gastrointestinal symptoms, whereas all other symptoms (dizziness, headache etc.) were never elicited by the oral nickel challenge. The specificity and sensibility of BraMa-Ni in detecting SNAS were significantly higher than the forbidden food list diet, with an excellent patient adherence. Therefore, BraMa-Ni diet can be prescribed for the treatment of the syndrome other than for the diagnosis, the gold standard of which remains the oral nickel challenge. Copyright © by BIOLIFE, s.a.s.

Agnew J.,RSA Inc
International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology | Year: 2015

Four great exhibitions (two in London and two in Paris) put on show 1850s and 1860s international rivalries and achievements across wide realms of art and industry. Even before it opened, the 1862 London Exhibition illustrated how steam power could facilitate speedy completion of a major building project and the manoeuvring of heavy machinery exhibits. Once opened, the Exhibition included a galaxy of machinery, much of it demonstrated 'in motion'. Getting the 'Engineering Department' operational in good time owed much to the diligence of its 'Superintendent', Daniel Kinnear Clark. His domain, extensively equipped with under-floor steam pipes and over-head rotating drive shafts, embraced machine tools, cotton spinning 'mules', water-pumping demonstrations, sugar mills - and a great deal more. Records of the Exhibition provide plentiful information about midnineteenth- century engineering progress. Clark's own Cyclopædia of the Exhibited Machinery enlighteningly illustrates machine efficiency challenges and engineering design issues of the time. © The Newcomen Society for the Study of the History of Engineering & Technology 2015.

Watters P.A.,Massey University | Herps A.,Macquarie University | Layton R.,University of Ballarat | McCombie S.,RSA Inc
Proceedings - 4th Cybercrime and Trustworthy Computing Workshop, CTC 2013 | Year: 2013

WHOIS acts as a registry for organisations or individuals who 'own' or take responsibility for domains. For any registry to be functional, its integrity needs to be assured. Unfortunately, WHOIS data does not appear to meet basic integrity requirements in many cases, reducing the effectiveness of law enforcement and rightsholders in requesting takedowns for phishing kits, zombie hosts that are part of a botnet, or infringing content. In this paper, we illustrate the problem using a case study from trademark protection, where investigators attempt to trace fake goods being advertised on Facebook. The results indicate that ICANN needs to at least introduce minimum verification standards for WHOIS records vis-à-vis integrity, and optimally, develop a system for rapid takedowns in the event that a domain is being misused. © 2013 IEEE.

Moore Holmes S.,RSA Inc
Plant Engineer (London) | Year: 2011

The case of Twinlock versus Ajax arose after the explosion of a horizontal multi-tubular boiler under normal steam pressure at a factory in Essex on March 19, 1990. The plant operator's insurer filed a case against the boiler inspection organization for damages, due to significant destruction caused at the site, along with consequential losses. Cause of failure of the boiler was found to be corrosion fatigue of the longitudinal welded seam to the boiler's shell. The building occupier and boiler user argued that Mr S who worked for the boiler inspection company had been negligent in his examination of the boiler, as he had failed to detect the problem. The judge reviewed the inspection history of the failed boiler in reports and internal correspondence and observed that Mr S had specified repairs and tests, along with several recommendations during his 14 years of dealings with the boiler.

RSA Inc | Date: 2012-10-30

Machines and machine tools for grinding, polishing, milling, deburring and brushing; Mechanical presses for cutting work pieces; Machines for cleaning and drying processed work pieces; Machines and machine tools for deburring.

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