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Re: Allergies to Drugs (Medications)
« Reply #80 on: July 07, 2008, 03:48:56 PM »

Not only that but she was also having an allergic reaction to the drug, probably because of the synchronous use of Motrin. She had some raised, red bumps all over her body (very itchy), and a scary swelling around her eyes, lips, hands, feet and genitalia. 


Stop it! I can not stand it when people blame doctors for things that can and do happen not because of their fault! My boyfriend is a doctor and he says it's not uncommon for aspirin and other NSAIDs to cause reactions of this kind.

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Aspirin and NSAIDs may cause anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions. Constitutively-expressed cyclooxygenase (COX-1) inhibition is likely to be responsible for the cross-reactions and side effects associated with these drugs, as well as the anaphylactoid reactions sometimes seen in aspirin-sensitive respiratory disease. Though anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions may be clinically indistinguishable, they involve different mechanisms. Anaphylactic reactions are due to immediate hypersensitivity involving cross-linking of drug-specific IgE. Regardless of COX selectivity pattern, NSAIDs may function as haptens capable of inducing allergic sensitization. Unlike anaphylaxis, anaphylactoid reactions are most likely related to inhibition of COX-1 by NSAIDS. Thus, an anaphylactoid reaction caused by a particular COX-1 inhibiting NSAID will occur with a chemically unrelated NSAID which also inhibits COX-1 enzymes. Selective COX-2 inhibitors appear to be safe in patients with a history of NSAID-related anaphylactoid reactions but can function as haptens, with resulting sensitization and anaphylaxis upon next exposure.

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Type I: Rhinitis and Asthma Induced by NSAIDs. Respiratory tract reactions to NSAIDs typically consist of rhinorrhea, bronchospasm, and layrngospasm. Patients will usually have a past history of asthma, nasal polyps, and/or rhinosinusitis. These reactions to NSAIDs are termed aspirin-induced asthma, aspirin sensitivity, aspirin intolerance, or more appropriately aspirin-exacerbated respiratory tract disease (AERD). During NSAID-induced respiratory tract reactions, levels of prostaglandin E2 are rapidly depleted due to COX-1 inhibition. In the absence of the braking effect of prostaglandin E2 on 5-LOX activating protein and 5-lipoxygenase, there is unrestrained synthesis of new leukotrienes and release of histamine from mast cells. Patients with AERD are particularly susceptible to the effects of leukotrienes that are manifested by excessive nasoocular and asthmatic reactions. This airway hyperreactivity may become severe enough to require intubation. Furthermore, patients will cross-react with most other NSAIDs because they also inhibit the COX-1 enzyme. Prior studies have demonstrated that most (or the vast majority of) patients with AERD can successfully undergo acetylsalicylic acid desensitization therapy.

Type II: Urticaria/Angioedema Induced by NSAIDs. Patients with a history of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) will frequently experience an exacerbation of their urticaria/angioedema when challenged with acetylsalicylic acid or other NSAIDs. The prevalence of NSAID-induced urticaria in patients with CIU is between 20% and 30%. The pathogenesis of NSAID-induced urticaria is unknown, but similar to AERD, it appears that patients with CIU are sensitive to COX-1 inhibition by NSAIDs. Thus, these patients will cross-react with all NSAIDs that inhibit COX-1. It is believed that excessive leukotriene production by 5-LOX causes increased vasopermeability and subsequent urticaria. Patients in acetylsalicylic acid desensitization protocols have recurrent flare-ups of urticaria until the NSAID is withdrawn.

Type III: Urticaria/Angioedema Induced by Multiple NSAIDs. Some patients without a history of underlying CIU develop urticaria/angioedema after treatment with more than one NSAID that inhibit COX-1. These patients will usually experience urticaria/angioedema that is limited to the skin and extremities without accompanying anaphylaxis.

Type IV: Urticaria/Angioedema Induced by a Single NSAID. In patients without known risk factors for a NSAID reaction who experience urticaria and/or angioedema to a single NSAID, the presumed mechanism is believed to be secondary to an immunologic phenomenon related to IgE antibody production. A single NSAID acts as a hapten with subsequent production of drug-specific IgE antibodies against the NSAID. On repeat exposure to the same NSAID, patients will experience an immune-mediated phenomenon with histamine release related to drug-specific IgE antibody production against the NSAID. Assays to detect the specific IgE antibodies against NSAID haptens have been difficult to develop, however specific IgE antibodies were identified against acetylsalicylic acid in a patient with single drug-induced angioedema. Because these patients react to a single NSAID, antibodies to specific NSAIDs have been identified, and because these reactions occur after multiple exposures to the NSAID and no satisfying alternative mechanism has been discovered, it has been concluded that these reactions are probably IgE mediated.

Type V: Anaphylaxis Induced by a Single NSAID. Similar to a type IV reaction, a single NSAID can induce anaphylaxis via a presumed IgE-mediated reaction. Patients will not cross-react with other NSAIDs, but are rarely desensitized to the specific drug that caused the reaction given that the reaction is drug-specific to a particular NSAID. Similar to a type IV reaction, no specific data exists regarding efficacy of desensitization therapy, but in our experience desensitization therapy is successful a majority of the time if acetylsalicylic acid is specifically needed.

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Re: The Da Vinci crock
« Reply #81 on: July 08, 2008, 07:42:04 AM »
Asia Is a Paradise for Betting Cheats

Asia, which continues to have a freewheeling gambling scene compared to Europe, is the center of the illegal betting on the UEFA matches. In Europe, gamblers often have to identify themselves, wagers are frequently limited to three-figure euro sums, and high-tech analysis applications like Betradar can sniff out suspicious movements of money in seconds. But Asia remains a paradise for cheats. Of course, there are also betting limits in Asia, but these are commonly the equivalent of €30,000 to €40,000 and punters are often allowed to place multiple wagers. So-called agents usually place the bets for shadowy moneymen calling from mobile phones in Europe and elsewhere, obscuring the origin of many wagers. There are also codes to inform the agents that a match has been bought. One of them is: "The valves are open." UEFA's dossier for Europol makes very clear the stakes involved: "People manipulating a match can easily bet €1 million to €2 million per match and make a similar profit of close to €1million to €2 million. For bigger tournaments the amount can be significantly higher. It's our strong suspicion that agents collecting bets for the Asian betting companies are often playing a major role in manipulating matches." Betting fraud isn't nothing new to Europe's soccer leagues, which have seen more than 20 major scandals since the year 2000. The Italian soccer federation was forced to level monetary fines against 3 top clubs in the summer of 2006, deducting points against them and even relegating one to a lower division. Six players were banned for several months and the mastermind was ejected from the sport for three years.

In Germany, the Croatian betting kingpin Ante Sapina and the corrupt referee he bought off Robert Hoyzer both landed in jail for manipulating matches. Czech soccer also uncovered gambling cheats -- seven referees and three former club officials were convicted only this October for influencing matches played by top-flight club FC Synot. But frequently, investigations into such incidents never truly build any momentum. On April 18, the head of Austria's professional soccer league, Georg Pangl, received a call around one hour before kickoff of the first division match between FC Superfund Pasching and SCR Altach explaining that a betting supervisor had observed "unusual wagers on halftime bets." Pangl informed the managers of both clubs, but he refrained from filing charges with the police because "the way the match played out didn't justify it." However, a police unit reported to Austria's federal criminal investigation agency in Vienna the next day that it had "concrete indications about a possible manipulation" of the match. A few weeks later Austria's federal police received another tip-off from their colleagues. This time it concerned suspicious matches involving one Austrian second division team. But there have been no discernable repercussions from these incidents despite the fact Austria will play co-host to the European Championship next summer.

The truth is, national sporting associations simply haven't been able to get very far on their own when it comes to investigating suspected betting scams and match-fixing. And UEFA realized this following the case involving the Greek club Panionios GSS FC. In December 2004, the suburban Athens club beat Georgia's FC Dinamo Tbilisi 5-2 after being trailing 0-1 at halftime. UEFA believes the match was manipulated on the basis of the starkly different performances by both teams in each half. The soccer officials also believe that "a considerable amount of the betting profit made was used to finance part of the players' salaries." The association's lawyers investigated the case for over a year. They heard the testimony of 12 people involved, including players in Greece, Italy and Georgia – their inquiry took them all the way to Australia. As one UEFA official followed the trail to Serbia, he was unmistakably threatened with bodily harm. But the case never came in front of the disciplinary committee "due to a lack of substantial evidence." However, following 15 cases of possible manipulation during this summer alone, it has become clear to everyone at UEFA that "the integrity of our competitions is at stake," according to a leading official at the association. "We can't touch this network with our regulations and choice of sanctions, we have to rely on international criminal prosecution."

Even before going to Europol, UEFA representatives had sought contact with police agencies. In October, there was meeting to exchange information with officials from Germany's federal investigators for organized crime. Following the meeting in The Hague, UEFA hopes Europol will add a new category on betting manipulation in professional sports into its Organized Crime Threat Assessment, which sets international policing priorities each year. Officials at Europol are particularly interested in the topic of money laundering and there's no doubt that gambling fraud is the perfect way to put money from the drug trade, prostitution, or weapons deals into circulation while adding a tidy profit on the top at the same time. The latest blow by Interpol against the illegal betting scene in Asia confirmed seems to confirm these assumptions. In October and November, investigators arrested more than 400 suspects following a five-month operation. They confiscated almost half a million euros, as well as computers, bank cards, mobile phones and cars, and closed almost 300 illegal bookie operations. Interpol announced from its headquarters in Lyon, France two weeks ago that Operation SOGA -- for Soccer Gambling -- had greatly reduced the influence of organized criminal gangs in Asia. Closer to home, UEFA is particularly concerned about Eastern Europe. Most of the clubs on the list thought to be involved in match-fixing come from Bulgaria, Georgia, Serbia, Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Baltic states. It was the soccer associations from these countries that helped the new UEFA President Michel Platini unseat the longtime incumbent Lennart Johansson in January. At the time, the Frenchman Platini had promised to increase eastern clubs' access to the Champions League. "It's exactly these people that UEFA now has to deal with," says a police official familiar with the case. "They have no other choice."


Interesting article, coin!

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N i g g a 4 Life
« Reply #83 on: July 10, 2008, 12:49:33 PM »
Nana has created some pretty controversial stuff -- take a look at the following, for instance: while at first sight it seems he's affirming himself as a black man, the very way the lyric goes makes you think other things as well..

I'm a n i g g a 4 life, I'm - a n i g g a 4 life, uh, I'm - a n i g g a 4 life, I'm a n i g g a 4 life, I'm a n i g g a 4 life

Remember me come with me on a ride and see - What it takes to survive to feel free –
Like a bird in the sky – Then reach for the stars you wonder why –
Freeze you begin to memorize – Receive daily negative vibes –
Please see me down on my knees – Thank the Lord that I am black –
And I'm proud to achieve – To achieve I repeat fakes and non-believers can't speak –
I represent twent-four seven days a week – I creep through the streets hardly sleep to
prevent defeat – The lord is my shepard makes me strong and unique – Consequently because of that you are week – Survival of the fittest still smile check my cheek –
I am n i g g a for life black and proud yo let me speak

I'm a n i g g a 4 life, always judged by the cover
n i g g a 4 life, why do I have to suffer?
n i g g a 4 life, word cuts like a knife
What can I do? I'm a n i g g a 4 life

I'm a n i g g a 4 life, I'm - a n i g g a 4 life, uh, I'm - a n i g g a 4 life, I'm a n i g g a 4 life, I'm a n i g g a 4 life

Concider the fact of being slaves – after four hundred years you realize you're digging
your own grave – you reep what you saw I told you before – my colours is shine and
and it's black beautiful – you begin to trip your mind's playing those tricks – How can a n i g g a like he be so fix – I know you read the title of this very song – sorry I can't help it cause
I got it goin on – Don't waste my time cause time is money – A n i g g a always has to proove
and that ain't funny – Hurry hurry show me the money – You forget my colour all you see
is honey – Please, n i g g a n i g g a please n i g g a please – I only take you serious if you got the cheese – Survival of the fittest still smile check my cheek – I am n i g g a for life black and proud yo, let me speak!

I'm a n i g g a 4 life, always judged by the cover
n i g g a 4 life, why do I have to suffer?
n i g g a 4 life, word cuts like a knife
What can I do? I'm a n i g g a 4 life
I'm a n i g g a 4 life, always judged by the cover
n i g g a 4 life, why do I have to suffer?
n i g g a 4 life, word cuts like a knife
What can I do? I'm a n i g g a 4 life

I'm a n i g g a 4 life, n i g g a 4 life 

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Re: N i g g a 4 Life
« Reply #84 on: July 10, 2008, 01:55:43 PM »
I don't know what exactly do you mean, no free, but these lines are really cool!


A n i g g a always has to proove and that ain't funny – Hurry hurry show me the money – You forget my colour all you see is honey – Please, n i g g a n i g g a please n i g g a please – I only take you serious if you got the cheese


;)
This next song doesn't go 'something' like this; it goes 'exactly' like this.

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Re: The Da Vinci crock
« Reply #85 on: July 10, 2008, 03:43:56 PM »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, comforts Germany's Michael Ballack after the Euro 2008 final between Germany and Spain in the Ernst-Happel stadium in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, June 29, 2008, the last day of the European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. Spain defeated Germany 1-0.

In Germany people love him and his team, whether they win or not. German players have some great fans and everyone would be proud to be citizen of a country like Germany.


Oh * & ^ %, still making love to oneself!


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Re: The Da Vinci crock
« Reply #86 on: July 13, 2008, 04:42:42 PM »
Hahaha!

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Angela Merkel, fan de football
« Reply #87 on: July 15, 2008, 06:13:17 PM »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, comforts Germany's Michael Ballack after the Euro 2008 final between Germany and Spain in the Ernst-Happel stadium in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, June 29, 2008, the last day of the European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. Spain defeated Germany 1-0.

In Germany people love him and his team, whether they win or not. German players have some great fans and everyone would be proud to be citizen of a country like Germany.


Oh * & ^ %, still making love to oneself!




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Re: The Da Vinci crock
« Reply #88 on: July 18, 2008, 10:06:25 PM »
Cool thread. Tagging it.

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Re: The Da Vinci crock
« Reply #89 on: July 19, 2008, 04:43:35 PM »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, comforts Germany's Michael Ballack after the Euro 2008 final between Germany and Spain in the Ernst-Happel stadium in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, June 29, 2008, the last day of the European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. Spain defeated Germany 1-0.

In Germany people love him and his team, whether they win or not. German players have some great fans and everyone would be proud to be citizen of a country like Germany.


Euro 2008 was the target of a credible terrorist threat, Swiss defense minister Samuel Schmid said in an interview published on the final day of the tournament. Schmid, also his country's sports minister, told Switzerland's NZZ am Sonntag that security forces had acted on information that "certain preparations had been carried out for an attack". The defense minister gave no precise details but said the incident was not related to a previously reported case involving vague threats made on a website. "I am talking about new evidence that we obtained during the tournament," he said. "The matter was taken up by the border authorities, police and secret service and there was no concrete problem after that." There's no way Ballack's team, Germany and its final performance against Spain could not have been affected. It appears Spanish players were better at handling the stress.
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