Oil spill impacts may perturb entire food webs
(Springer) Oil spills not only have a direct impact on species and habitats, but may also set off a cascade of perturbations that affect the entire food web. These are the findings of new research published in an article in the special issue on Ocean Spills and Accidents in Springer's journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (AECT).
Conclusions &InferencesPan‐esophageal pressurization and esophageal shortening were associated with symptoms severity but did not predict the cause of this disorder. Further prospective studies are necessary to determine if RDC test could help to select patients who might benefit from treatment. Pan‐esophageal pressurization during rapid drink challenge test was associated with more severe dysphagia but not with specific cause of esophago‐gastric junction obstruction. Esophageal shortening was more likely associated with definitive findings of obstruction.
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