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Eren, Mehmet - - 2010
Objective: Growth hormone (GH) stimulation tests are used in the diagnosis of GH deficiency, therefore, various pharmacological agents are applied for this aim. Since there is no gold standard, usually two tests are performed. We aimed to investigate clinical utilities of four stimulation tests (insulin tolerance test (ITT), clonidine, L-dopa ...
Ganie, Mohd - - 2010
Pregnancy in patients with panhypopituitarism is rare and considered high risk. Since the availability of ovulation induction with gonadotrophins, women with established hypopituitarism can expect near normal fecundity and the pregnancy outcome is better with support of the replacement of deficient hormones. We present a case of non-functioning pituitary macroadenoma, ...
Barbaros, Umut - - 2010
We report a case of adrenal schwannoma, which is an extremely rare neoplasm. The patient was a 49-year-old woman, with abdominal discomfort for three months, who had been referred to our unit after detection of a right adrenal mass on abdominal magnetic resonance imaging. Although the mass was embedded in ...
Uzum, Ayse - - 2010
Down's syndrome is the most common genetic disorder. It is well established that there is an increased risk of autoimmune endocrine diseases in Down's syndrome. Defect of a gene located on chromosome 21q22.3 causes autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 and this might be related with susceptibility to autoimmune diseases in ...
Ceberut, Kadri - - 2010
Primary Pulmonary Paraganglioma (PPP) is an uncommon neuroendocrine tumor of the lung. We present the case of an asymptomatic 36-year-old female with a solid, round, mass 4.0 cm in diameter in the lower lobe of right lung. Encapsulated mass was excised and pathologic examination revealed paraganglioma. The diagnosis and treatment ...
Emre, Ufuk - - 2010
Objective: In this study, we aimed to assess the presence of minor complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) referred to electroneurography (ENG) laboratory for evaluation of neuropathy. In addition, the relationship between duration of disease, electrophysiologic findings, neurological examination findings, plasma glycated hemoglobin A1C levels, glucose levels ...
Cinar, Fatma - - 2010
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of nurse telephone calls on glycemic parameters and adherence to diabetes control recommendations.
Gazzard, Brian - - 2010
Abdullah, N.E. - - 2010
Nasal obstruction resulting from inferior turbinate hypertrophy (ITH) was treated with Nd YAG laser inferior turbinectomy (Laser IT). The effectiveness of the procedure was assessed and compared with both Functional Endoscopic turbinoplasty (Turbinoplasty) and conventional partial turbinectomy (Conventional IT).
Okoli, Charles - - 2010
Context/Objective: Artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) is currently the recommended first line treatment for uncomplicated malaria. However, with a plethora of ACTs currently available in Nigeria, it is pertinent to establish the efficacy of these drugs in clinical settings. This study aimed at evaluating the efficacy of the artesunate-amodiaquine combination in ...
Petrofsky, Jerrold - - 2010
One hundred seventeen female research subjects were involved in a single blinded randomized control study to assess the benefits of an exercise and diet program in restoring posture and balance and fitness in women who have given birth to 1 or more children in the last 18 years. The program ...
Isogai, Hiroshi - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine phenotypic and genotypic identification of Candida species from HIV infected patients in Ethiopia. Oral rinses from 13 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive patients were inoculated on CHROMagar. Colonies were then sub cultured on Tobacco agar. DNA was extracted from 71 colonies and ...
Fukuda, Thiago - - 2010
Background: The surface electromyography (EMG) is a technique to capture and measure electrical activity and muscle action potential. It is applied to specify the production of force and to analyze muscle fatigue. The Root Mean Square (RMS) value has been used to quantify the electric signal because it reflects the ...
Esco, Michael - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in heart rate recovery (HRR) and heart rate variability (HRV) after a maximal treadmill test between white and black men. Sixty white (n = 30) and black (n = 30) college-age men volunteered as study subjects. All subjects performed a ...
Senerth, Ken - - 2010
Kasprowicz, Marek - - 2010
The aim of the present experiment was to investigate the influence of silver nanoparticles on Fusarium culmorum (W.G. Smith) Sacc. (FC) spores. The silver nanoparticles were produced by the high-voltage arc discharge method. To test the effect of silver nanoparticles on FC spores, 3 parameters were tested. One of these ...
Rivardo, Fabrizio - - 2010
Biological contamination of surfaces, both in industry and in health care, plays an important role as a potential vector of disease transmission. Metals have been described to be effective antibiofilm agents, and the efficacy of silver ions as a disinfectant has been known for centuries. The activity of AgN[O.sub.3] combined ...
Lamy, Brigitte - - 2010
A collection of 50 aeromonads isolated from environmental sources were studied, together with all known Aeromonas nomenspecies, by phenotypic, amplified 16S rDNA restriction analysis (16S rDNA RFLP) and by partial sequence alignment of both 16S rDNA and rpoB genes. Although most of the type strain showed a unique phenotypic pattern, ...
Huang, Anhui - - 2010
Arsenic hyperaccumulator fern Pteris vittata L. produces large amounts of root exudates that are hypothesized to solubilize arsenic and maintain a unique rhizosphere microbial community. Total heterotrophic counts on rich or defined media supplemented with up to 400 mmol/L of arsenate showed a diverse arsenate-resistant microbial community from the rhizosphere ...
West, E.R. - - 2010
The diversity of culturable and nonculturable bacterial endophytes of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) was examined using a combination of cultivation and molecular methods. Entire grapevines were sampled to characterize bacterial diversity from different locations throughout the vine. Gas chromatography of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) was used to identify culturable ...
Wu, Benquan - - 2010
Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is associated with rare cases of necrotizing pneumonia that occur in otherwise healthy individuals. Human alveolar macrophages (HAMs) are major effector cells in host defense against infections. However, the impact of PVL on HAMs is uncertain. We evaluated the role of PVL in cytotoxicity and production of ...
Richter, Dana - - 2010
Fourteen isolates of basidiomycete decay fungi (12 species) were maintained for 18 years on agar slants transferred annually and alsostored as mycelium-agar cores under cold sterile water without subculture. Isolates stored by each method were evaluated for decay effectiveness using a standard laboratory accelerated soil-block decay test. Effectiveness was measured ...
Yang, Jinli - - 2010
Following screening of 4 strains of Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E32511, E318N, H4420N, and R508N) for acid tolerance, strain H4420N was selected for further study into the influence of pH on bactericidal activity of 6 fatty acids (capric, lauric, palmitic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic). Strain H4420N was cultured for 6 h ...
Haffar, Merriam - - 2010
The ultimate specificity in molecular-based assays for pathogen detection relies on the design of the primers and probes. Their ability to hybridize to DNA sequences found only in pathogens can be realized by designing primers and probes that are complementary to pathogen-specific virulence genes. This study evaluates the detection and ...
Kisidayova, S. - - 2010
We examined the role of rumen ciliates, using Entodinium caudatum as a model organism, in the detoxification of soluble mercury(II) in vitro under conditions with enhanced or reduced diversity of a co-culture bacterial population as well as the effects of long-term mercury(II) stress on in vitro fermentation parameters and major ...
Shashidhar, Ravindranath - - 2010
Antioxidant enzymes and antioxidant metabolites appear to have different roles in the oxidative stress resistance responses of radiation-resistant bacteria belonging to the Deinococcus-Thermus group. Twelve distinct strains belonging to 7 Deinococcus species were characterized for their responses to hydrogen peroxide, ciprofloxacin, and ionizing radiation. The levels of catalase and peroxidase ...
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Skinner, Margot - - 2010
Sheppard, Lorraine - - 2010
We explored the key criteria to determine the need for re-entry training and how training programs should be constructed and delivered. Using a qualitative study in an interpretivist theoretical framework, the following participants were interviewed: Australian physiotherapists who have or are planning to re-enter the workforce or re-register as physiotherapists; ...
Viswanathan, Poornima - - 2010
The aim of this review was to determine the effect of Continuous Passive Motion on knee range of motion and function following total knee arthroplasty. Databases were searched (Medline, PEDro, Cochrane, CINAHL and Google Scholar) to locate randomised controlled trials published in English from 2000 onwards. Forty-two articles were extracted ...
Tucak, Claire - - 2010
Purpose: This retrospective audit explored the relationships between Motor Assessment Scale (MAS) scores on admission and patient outcomes including length of stay (LOS), mobility at discharge and discharge destination from an Australian stroke unit.
Youde, Jeremy - - 2010
Liu, Peng - - 2010
This paper attempts to answer three questions about the contemporary Chinese drug safety regulation system: why did the Chinese government reform its drug safety monitoring system and build a regulatory regime at the end of the 1990s? What obstacles will it face? What unique characteristics does it possess? Was it ...
Petersen, Carole - - 2010
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the first new human rights treaty of the 21st century. China was an early supporter of the CRPD and became East Asia's first State Party in 2008. This article discusses how the CRPD protects the rights of persons with ...
Kaufman, Joan - - 2010
China's AIDS response has evolved from one of denial and inaction to an aggressive and humanitarian policy based on international best practices. This article analyzes the events both internal and external that led to the policy shifts, highlighting key turning points in attitudes and action. A combination of domestic advocacy, ...
Ho, Christina - - 2010
Understanding China as a de facto federalism can generate explanations and recommendations concerning the path of China's health reform. The first section reviews how de facto federalism drove the historical development of the problems plaguing China's health system. The next section shows how certain features of the current reform plan, ...
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