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Naseer M A - - 2011
We report a case which is unique as this patient was diagnosed pathologically as adenocarcinoma of the endometrium but clinically progressed as germ cell tumor. This was evident by progressive and rapid raised tumor markers (BHCG & LDH) with the development of multiple bilateral lung metastases. She was treated by ...
Lv Qing-Yu - - 2011
AIM: To amplify the SSU1664 gene from Streptococcus suis serotype 2 strain 05ZY, to express the gene in E.coli, and to evaluate the activities of the recombinant protein. METHODS: SSU1664 gene was amplified by PCR using primers according to 05ZY genome sequences and cloned into the expression vector. The recombinant ...
Wu Bin - - 2011
Iron sulfide-embedded carbon microspheres were prepared via a solvothermal process and show high specific capacity and excellent high-rate performance as anode material for lithium-ion batteries.
Kikukawa Yuu - - 2011
Soluble copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) and naphthalocyanine (CuNc) precursors which can be converted thermally and photochemically into insoluble CuPc and CuNc, respectively, have been synthesized by a one-step reaction using commercially available chemicals.
Walther Thomas - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to analyze the results of transapical aortic valve implantation in high-risk patients with aortic stenosis at up to 3 years after the procedure. METHODS: A total of 299 patients underwent transapical aortic valve implantation from February 2006 until January 2010 using the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter xenograft. ...
Khadem Ahmad F - - 2011
Genome data of the extreme acidophilic verrucomicrobial methanotroph Methylacidiphilum fumariolicumstrain SolV indicated the ability of autotrophic growth. This was further validated by transcriptome analysis, which showed that all genes required for a functional Calvin-Benson-Bassham (CBB) cycle were transcribed. Experiments with (13)CH(4) or (13)CO(2) in batch and chemostat cultures demonstrated that ...
Lucke Jayne C - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Women change contraception as they try to conceive, space births, and limit family size. This longitudinal analysis examines contraception changes after reproductive events such as birth, miscarriage or termination among Australian women born from 1973 to 1978 to identify potential opportunities to increase the effectiveness of contraceptive information and ...
Cunha Burke A - - 2011
Chickenpox is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV) and may be more severe in adults than in children. Central nervous system (CNS) manifestations of chickenpox and VZV are uncommon, for example, encephalitis and cerebellar ataxis. Viral (aseptic) meningitis is a rare CNS complication of VZV. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ...
Brézin Antoine P - - 2011
Uveitis is an encompassing term for intraocular inflammation. Particularly heterogeneous presentations may be observed. Uveitis may belong to the manifestations of a general disease or may affect only the eye. Causes of uveitis are inflammatory or infectious. Finding the cause of uveitis is based on analyzing the ocular phenotype and ...
Kaundal Ravinder K - - 2011
PPARγ agonist; 2-(Benzoylphenyl)-O-[2-(methyl-2-pyridinylamino) ethyl]-L-tyrosine (GW1929) in focal cerebral ischemic-reperfusion (IR) injury in rats. Focal cerebral IR injury resulted significant brain infarction and neurological deficits in rats. A significant increase in various inflammatory mediators like COX-2, iNOS, MMP-9, TNFα and IL-6 and massive apoptotic DNA fragmentation was also observed in the ...
Tsoi Ho - - 2011
Expanded CAG RNA has recently been reported to contribute to neurotoxicity in polyglutamine (polyQ) degeneration. In this study, we showed that RNA carrying an expanded CAG repeat progressively accumulated in the cell nucleus of transgenic Drosophila that displayed degeneration. Our gene knockdown and mutant analyses demonstrated that reduction of U2AF50 ...
Gjervan Bjorn - - 2011
Objective: ADHD is associated with poor functional outcomes. The objectives were to investigate the prevalence of functional impairment and occupational status in a clinically referred sample of adults with ADHD and explore factors predicting occupational outcome. Method: A sample of 149 adults with a confirmed diagnosis of ADHD participated in ...
Singh Jasvinder A JA Medicine Service, Birmingham Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA. - - 2011
To summarize the endorsement of measures of patient-reported outcome (PRO) domains in chronic gout at the 2010 Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Meeting (OMERACT 10). During the OMERACT 10 gout workshop, validation data were presented for key PRO domains including pain [pain by visual analog scale (VAS)], patient global (patient global ...
Emamghoraishi Fatemeh - - 2011
Introduction. Escherichia coli are the most frequent pathogens in acute urinary infections. They are classified based on various types of O antigen. Escherichia coli strains that cause urinary tract infections possess several genes encoding urovirulent factors. To assay the relation of virulent factors of E coli in acute urinary infections, ...
Suh Jon - - 2011
A retrograde approach through collateral channels is thought to improve the success rate of percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total coronary occlusion (CTO). Among CTO lesions, the in-stent chronic total reocclusion (ISR-CTO) is a subset with an unsatisfactory outcome despite repeated procedures. Various strategies and techniques are required to improve ...
Baragwanath Adam J - - 2011
The first demonstration, to our knowledge, of near-field imaging using subwavelength plasmonic apertures with a terahertz quantum cascade laser source is presented. "Bull's-eye" apertures, featuring subwavelength circular apertures flanked by periodic annular corrugations were created using a novel fabrication method. A fivefold increase in intensity was observed for plasmonic apertures ...
Xie Huan - - 2011
Full-vectorial beam propagation methods (FVBPMs) are widely used to model light waves propagating in high-index-contrast optical waveguides. We show that the paraxial FVBPM and wide-angle FVBPMs based on diagonal Padé approximants are analytically unstable for waveguides with complex modes. The instability cannot be removed by enlarging the computational domain, increasing ...
Deeley M A MA Department of Radiation Oncology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA. - - 2011
The purpose of this work was to characterize expert variation in segmentation of intracranial structures pertinent to radiation therapy, and to assess a registration-driven atlas-based segmentation algorithm in that context. Eight experts were recruited to segment the brainstem, optic chiasm, optic nerves, and eyes, of 20 patients who underwent therapy ...
Norman Keri N - - 2011
Recently, an apparent rise in the number of cases attributed to community-acquired Clostridium difficile infection has led researchers to explore additional sources of infection. The finding of C. difficile in food animals and retail meat has raised concern about potential food-borne and occupational exposures. The objective of this study was ...
Antony Benny - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of knee bone size, cartilage volume, and body mass index (BMI) at baseline with knee cartilage loss over 2 years in younger or middle-aged adults. METHODS: A total of 324 subjects (mean age 45 yrs, range 26-61) were measured at baseline and about 2 years ...
Stachowska Ewa - - 2011
Dysfunction of endothelial cells and activation of monocytes in the vascular wall are important pathogenetic factors of atherosclerosis. Conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs) can modulate the function of immune system in humans: reduce the concentration of atherogenic lipoproteins, and the intensity of inflammatory processes in the plasma. In this paper, we ...
Izu A - - 2011
´We treated a patient with 6p partial deletion syndrome diagnosed after proteinuria was detected during developmental examination 3 years after birth. External anomalies included ocular hypertelorism, saddle nose, elongated philtrum, tent-like lips, and low-set auricles. Mental retardation was evident. The karyotype was 46,XX,del(6) (p.22.1-p22.3) with an interstitial deletion. The kidneys ...
Fan Chun-Guang - - 2011
microRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-coding RNAs with post-transcriptional regulatory functions that participate in diverse biological pathways. miR-122, a liver-specific miRNA, has been found to be down-regulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and HCC-derived cell lines. In this study, miR-122 was down-regulated in the hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related HCC cell line HepG2.2.15 ...
Loh-Doyle Jeffrey C - - 2011
We present a case of renal cell carcinoma with inferior vena caval tumor thrombus and metastatic involvement of the distal inferior vena cava.
Li Yimin - - 2011
The design and development of metal-cluster-based heterogeneous catalysts with high activity, selectivity, and stability under solution-phase reaction conditions will enable their applications as recyclable catalysts in large-scale fine chemicals production. To achieve these required catalytic properties, a heterogeneous catalyst must contain specific catalytically active species in high concentration, and the ...
Friederici Mario - - 2011
The reaction of the new ditopic thiol-phosphine compound HS(CH(2))(11)OOCC(6)H(4)PPh(2) (L) with an excess of dodecanethiol-protected gold nanoparticles gave the asymmetric gold complex [CH(3)(CH(2))(11)SAuPPh(2)C(6)H(4)COO(CH(2))(11)SH] (4), but no phosphine-protected gold nanoparticles were formed. However, by blocking the phosphine function in L with metal fragments, we have been able to produce gold nanoparticles ...
Shine J M - - 2011
Freezing of gait is a paroxysmal phenomenon most commonly found in patients with advanced Parkinson's Disease. The pathophysiological mechanisms underlying this behaviour remain uncertain despite a well-characterised phenotype. Freezing behaviour extends beyond gait to affecting speech and upper limb function, suggesting that there is likely to be a universal mechanism ...
Oerlemans Wido G M - - 2011
Objectives: The main aim of this study was to examine the roles of physical passivity and extraversion in the relationship between daily engagement in activities and daily happiness among older adults. Method: A day reconstruction method was used to accurately examine day-to-day activities and happiness. In total, 438 participants completed ...
Zhang Jing - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the interobserver agreement of radiologists in the description and final assessment of breast sonograms obtained using an automated breast volume scanner (ABVS) using a unique descriptor of three-dimensional ultrasound (3D US) and the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) US lexicon. METHODS: From October to December ...
Akanbi B O - - 2011
Aim:  To determine the occurrence of Escherichia coli O157: H7 in hides and faeces of slaughtered ruminants in Nigeria. Methods and Results:  A total number of 320 animals were sampled from January to December covering the wet and harmattan seasons. Samples were obtained from the hides and faeces of animals ...
Ma Zhen - - 2011
Cell patterning methods enable researchers to control specific homotypic and heterotypic contact-mediated cell-cell and cell-ECM interactions and to impose defined cell and tissue geometries. To micropattern individual cells to specific points on a substrate with high spatial resolution, we have developed a cell deposition microscope based on the laser-guidance technique. ...
Johnson Catherine - - 2011
Hundreds of candidate 14-3-3-binding (phospho)proteins have been reported in publications that describe one interaction at a time, as well as high-throughput 14-3-3-affinity and mass spectrometry-based studies. Here, we transcribed these data into a common format, deposited the collated data from low-throughput studies in MINT (http://mint.bio.uniroma2.it/mint), and compared the low- and ...
Lyndon Audrey - - 2011
Background Despite widespread emphasis on promoting 'assertive communication' by care givers as essential to patient-safety-improvement efforts, little is known about when and how clinicians speak up to address safety concerns. In this cross-sectional study, the authors use a new measure of speaking up to begin exploring this issue in maternity ...
Deshpande Aparna - - 2011
Cardiomyopathy is defined as a heterogeneous group of diseases of the myocardium associated with mechanical and/or electrical dysfunction due to a variety of causes that are frequently genetic. These are either confined to the heart or are part of generalised systemic disorders, often leading to cardiovascular death or progressive heart ...
Oh Caroline - - 2011
Previous studies have used the right and left sides of the same jaw to compare different force levels, types of movement, and durations of forces. However, the amounts of root resorption have not been compared between the right and left sides after applying the same amount of force. The aims ...
Avaro Jean-Philippe - - 2011
Tuberculous aneurysms of the aorta are rare and give rise to various issues related to their diagnosis and treatment. In this article, we report on an exceptional case concerning a patient who presented with a false tuberculous aneurysm of the thoracic aorta and a degenerative aneurysm of the infrarenal abdominal ...
Gildea Thomas R - - 2011
Bronchial thermoplasty was recently approved for treating severe refractory asthma that is not well controlled by high-dose inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilator therapy. This article reviews its indications, evidence of efficacy, and protocols.
Laine Marc - - 2011
Most ST-elevation myocardial infarctions are related to atherothrombosis and benefit from emergent percutaneous coronary intervention. On the other hand, type-A aortic dissection is a less frequent but deadly disease requiring emergent surgery. In the present case, we aimed to report the case of a patient who presented with aortic dissection ...
Dai Daoxin - - 2011
An ultrashort polarization beam splitter (PBS) based on an asymmetrical directional coupler is proposed by utilizing the evanescent coupling between a strip-nanowire and a nanoslot waveguide. In order to be convenient for integration with other components, mode converters between the nanoslot waveguide and the strip-nanowire are introduced and merged into ...
Back Mitja D - - 2011
Knowing one's mate value (mate-value accuracy) is an important element in reproductive success. We investigated within- and between-sex differences in this ability in a real-life speed-dating event. A total of 190 men and 192 women filled out a personality questionnaire and participated in speed-dating sessions. Immediately after each date, participants ...
Zhang Yang - - 2011
An improved strategy was developed for the high-density culture of Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense strain MSR-1 and large-scale magnetosome production in both 7.5- and 42-liter autofermentors. By using a nutrient-balanced feeding strategy and the replacement of carbon and nitrogen sources to reduce accumulation of Na(+) and Cl(-) ions, we reduced the factors ...
Krieg Elisha - - 2011
The adaptive properties of noncovalent materials allow easy processing, facile recycling, self-healing, and stimuli responsiveness. However, the poor robustness of noncovalent systems has hampered their use in real-life applications. In this Concept Article we discuss the possibility of creating robust noncovalent arrays by utilizing strong hydrophobic interactions. We describe examples ...
Chen Li - - 2011
Delta-like 1 (Dlk1, also known as fetal antigen-1, FA1) is a member of Notch/Delta family that inhibits adipocyte and osteoblast differentiation; however, its role in chondrogenesis is still not clear. Thus, we overexpressed Dlk1/FA1 in mouse embryonic ATDC5 cells and tested its effects on chondrogenic differentiation. Dlk1/FA1 inhibited insulin-induced chondrogenic ...
Brandt Frans - - 2011
Background: Overt hyperthyroidism has been associated with e.g. cardiac arrhythmias, hypercoagulopathy, stroke and pulmonary embolism, which all may increase mortality. Some, but not all studies show an increased mortality in patients with hyperthyroidism. This inconsistency may be due to differences in study design, characteristics of participants, or confounding. In order ...
López-Niño Javier - - 2012
Many models have been suggested for surgical training in sinus floor elevation (SFE), but information on key features that provide feedback to the trainee is scarce. The aim of this study is to compare the thickness of the lateral wall of the maxillary sinus (TLWMS) and the thickness of the ...
Antonelli Alessandro - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: No study has evaluated circulating chemokine C-X-C motif ligand (CXCL)11 in patients with "mixed cryoglobulinemia and chronic hepatitis C infection" (MC+HCV). We measured CXCL11, and correlated this measurement to the clinical phenotype. METHODS: Serum CXCL11, interferon-γ (IFN-γ), and tumor necrosis factor -α (TNF-α) were assayed in 97 MC+HCV patients ...
Hörandl Elvira - - 2011
High alpine environments are characterized by short growing seasons, stochastic climatic conditions and fluctuating pollinator visits. These conditions are rather unfavourable for sexual reproduction of flowering plants. Apomixis, asexual reproduction via seed, provides reproductive assurance without the need of pollinators and potentially accelerates seed development. Therefore, apomixis is expected to ...
Fargen Kyle M - - 2011
Object Although rarely encountered, pediatric patients with severe cervical spine deformities and instability may occasionally require occipitocervicothoracic instrumentation and fusion. This case series reports the experience of 4 pediatric centers in managing this condition. Occipitocervical fixation is the treatment of choice for craniocervical instability that is symptomatic or threatens neurological ...
Okayama Seiji - - 2011
The pandemic (H1N1) influenza virus continues to be the predominant circulating virus in both the northern and southern hemispheres. In February 2009, during the early stage of the worldwide H1N1 influenza virus (influenza A) pandemic, we experienced a case of hemorrhagic colitis after infection with influenza A. A 21-year-old man ...
Personick Michelle L - - 2011
Four different gold nanostructures-octahedra, rhombic dodecahedra, truncated ditetragonal prisms, and concave cubes-have been synthesized using a seed-mediated growth method by strategically varying the Ag+ concentration in the reaction solution. Using XPS and ICP-AES, we provide quantitative evidence that Ag underpotential deposition is responsible for stabilizing the various surface facets which ...
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