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The Greater St. Louis Iris Society (GSLIS) is located in the American Iris Society's Region 18, the states of Kansas and Missouri.

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Iris. What a simple word. A simple, two syllable word that projects many things to many people. To some, Iris is the round color pigmented membrane surrounding the pupil of the eye. To others, especially gardeners, botanists and horticulturists, it is the large genus (Iris) of perennial plants of the iris family, with sword-shaped leaves and flamboyant flowers composed in threes, three upright petals called standards and three downward-extending sepals called falls, of widely varying color. The iris is the flower of the fleur de Lis, fleur de Louis, fluer-de-Lys or fleur de luce. Botanists confirm that irises grew everywhere that these terms originated and lilies largely did not - especially in the Holy Land of King Solomon and biblical times. And we know that the earliest cultivated irises were grown about 7000 BC by the Egyptians.

Iris was also a Greek Goddess, a messenger of the gods and associated with the Rainbow. All the colors of the rainbow are represented in irises today except for true red. That is surely coming just as the iris has improved exponentially since the formation of the American Iris Society in 1920 (when some "old country" growers had said that â  â  â  mi scielo servicios personalizados servicios personalizados articulo articulo en xml referencias del artã­culo como citar este artã­culo traducciã³n automã¡tica enviar articulo por email indicadores citado por scielo accesos links relacionados citado por google similares en scielo similares en google bookmark | otros revista espaã±ola de enfermedades digestivas versiã³nâ impresaâ issn 1130-0108 rev. cheap viagra tablets Esp. Enferm. Dig. â v. 97â n. buy cheap generic viagra online 6â madridâ jun. â 2005 clinical note previously unknown stricture due to radiation therapy diagnosed by capsule endoscopy j. Romero vázquez, a. Caunedo álvarez, m. Rodríguez-téllez, a. Sánchez yagüe, f. Pellicer bautista and j. M. viagra online canada Herrerías gutiérrez service of gastroenterology. Hospital universitario virgen macarena. Sevilla, spain   abstract radiation enteritis is a complex clinical entity secondary to the affectation of intestinal epithelial cells as a result of radiation in the management of pelvic malignancies that may occasionally cause intestinal strictures. cheap viagra tablets We present the case of a 60 year-old woman who had been diagnosed ten years before with endometrial adenocarcinoma, and who underwent hysterectomy with double adnexectomy and subsequent radiation therapy. cheap viagra tablets The patient consulted for abdominal pain and ferropenic anemia of several years' standing, and had negative results following radiographic and endoscopic conventional techniques, reason why she was subjected to a capsule endoscopy study that revealed the presence of an ulcerated ileal stricture, which caused the asymptomatic retention of the capsule within the ileum. A laparotomy was subsequently performed - the strictured segment was resected and the capsule retrieved. The histologic examination of the resected segment confirmed the capsule endoscopy-raised suspicion of radiation enteritis. This case shows the role capsule endoscopy may play in the diagnosis of this condition. cheap viagra tablets Key words: radiation enteritis. Capsule endoscopy. Ileal stricture. Capsule retention. Romero-vázquez j, caunedo álvarez a, rodríguez-téllez m, sánchez-yagüe a, alcázar guijo j, herrerías gutiérrez jm. Previously unknown stricture due to radiation therapy diagnosed by capsule endoscopy. Rev esp enferm dig 2005; 97: 449-454. discount genuine viagra Recibido: 28-09-04. Aceptado: 14-12-04. Correspondencia: juan manuel herrerã­as gutiã©rrez. sales online viagra Servicio de aparato digestivo. discussion of generic viagra Hospital universitario virgen macarena. cheap viagra tablets Avda. Dr. Fedriani, s/n. buy cheap online viagra 41071 sevilla. E-mail: jmhg@us. Es; javiromerov@supercable. Es   introduction radiation enteritis is a complex clinical entity secondary to the affectation of intestinal epithelial cells as a result of the radiotherapic treatment of pelvic malignancies (1). Although the rectosigmoidal region is most frequently involved, the small intestine can also become affected with this condition. The histopathological characterization of the intestinal lesion corresponds to progressive vasculitis with endothelial proliferation, obliterating endarteritis, fibrosis, and stricturing (2). Its diagnosis is difficult to arrive at in the majority of patients, and is in many cases confirmed when severe complications already exist. Clinical case a 60-year-old woman consulted for diffuse, occasional, intermittent, colicky abdominal pain, mainly in the right hemiabdomen, for 3-4 years. Nausea and bilious vomiting were seen during episodes. The patient had been diagnosed with endometrium adenocarcinoma, and treated with double adnexectomy and subsequent radiotherapy ten years before, and had remained in remission ever since with an otherwise uneventful medical history. She was admitted for abdominal pain on five occasions in another center, showing epigastric tenderness on deep palpation, preserved peristaltism, and no masses or organ enlargements. Plain abdominal x-rays revealed no air-fluid levels. During the last 12-24 months she used to localize pain in her lower right quadrant; this was associated with ferropenic anemia, hemoglobin levels lower than 10 mg/dl, and malnutrition. During this period three upper gastrointestinal endoscopies, two colonoscopies with ileoscopy, four small-bowel follow-through series, and an abdominal ct scan were performed with no relevant findings (fig. generic viagra online cheap 1). A capsule endoscopy to explore the small bowel was then indicated, and a mottled mucosa with marked villositary alterations preceding a strictured bleeding area with a great ulceration on its border could be seen in the ileum (figs. generic viagra lowest price 2 and 3). At the end of the exploration the capsule was not naturally excreted, so a plain abdominal film was obtained to assess its location. It was localized in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, but the patient remained asymptomatic with preserved intestinal movement, so an elective surgery was scheduled a week later. price generic viagra During the operation surgeons identified the strictured zone by palpation of the retained capsule in the terminal ileum, 25 cm proximal to the ileocecal valve. The stenotic segment (approximately 30 cm) was then resected, an ileocolonic anastomosis was performed, and the capsule was retrieved (figs. 4 and 5). The histopathologic findings in the surgical specimen revealed a mucosa preserving its architecture and habitual cell population, a thickened submucosa with evidence of fibrosis, and vessels with hyaline thickening. No evidence of malignancy, crohn´s disease, or other specific diaseses were identified, and a diagnosis of submucosal post-radiation fibrosis was established (fig. 6). After twelve months the patient is still asymptomatic (has had no abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting) and exhibits normal blood test values (with no signs of ferropenic anemia). Discussion chronic radiation enteritis is an almost inevitable condition resulting from the affectation of epithelial cells in the small intestine as a result of radiation effects that causes fibrosis, obliterative endarteritis, edema, fragility, perforation, and p. overnight shipping viagra irises [they used the colloquial "flags"] just couldn't be improved any more). 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We developed this web site to educate folks on the tremendous variety and color combinations of today's irises. We want you to have fun looking at the pretty pictures and if you learn something along the way - great. Many of the pictures can be identified by placing your cursor on the image. You might want to visit some of the local gardens such as the Missouri Botanical Garden's fabulous iris garden. Or maybe one or more of the private and public iris gardens listed in the links. You might want to see one of our annual Iris Shows. If you want to join us as a member that information is here too. And if you can't find the answer to that one question about irises that has been nagging you, visit our Ask The Expert link. They might be able to point you in the right direction to identify Grandmother's old flags. Detailed information about iris types and iris culture are available for those who want to explore. Likewise iris history going back to the 1920s in the St. Louis area is here too. Iris awards? We have it covered. There is much more. So sit back and enjoy the ride in our wonderful Iris World.



Iris flower parts - click to enlarge Iris PowerPoint Presentation of Irises at MOBOT.  L' Hymne a l' Amour, Sung by Edith Piaf of France, known as 'The Sparrow.'  Click to download 'Cajun Cooking' (F. Rogers 2000, TB) 'That's All Folks' (Maryott by Ghio 05, TB) 'Carmen Jeanne' (Helsley 96, SIB) Iris Stained Glass found at Quilt Museum in Paduach, KY. 'Juke Box Hero' (Lauer 03, TB)



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