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Patel Jigar H - - 2012
The Trellis thrombectomy system (Covidien) has been used successfully to perform isolated pharmacomechanical thrombectomy of both venous and arterial thrombi. The device is designed to provide localized treatment while preventing both systemic spread of the thrombolytic agent and also distal embolization. However, when this device is utilized to remove thrombi ...
Turner Scott J - - 2012
Neurenteric cysts are rare congenital lesions of endodermal origin occurring in the spinal canal and infrequently in the posterior cranial fossa. The authors report the case of a 3-year-old child who presented with a recurrent third cranial nerve palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a large cystic mass lesion in the ...
Rowland Pamela A - - 2012
In 1985, a small research group identified variables affecting applicant success on the oral Certifying Examination (CE) of the American Board of Surgery (ABS). This led to the design of an oral examination course first taught in 1991. The success of and need for this program led to its continuation. ...
Getoff Nikola - - 2012
Cytochrome c (Cytc) in airfree, aqueous media (pH ~7.4; 37°C) can emit e(-)(aq) when exited in single state by monochromatic UV light (λ=254 nm). The obtained Qi(e(-)(aq)) at lower Cytc concentrations is higher compared to the amount obtained at higher substrate concentrations because at >10(-8) mol l(-1) Cytc 'associates' (unstable ...
Sachdeva Rajesh - - 2012
In Kawasaki disease, coronary aneurysms typically regress slowly, although some may develop stenosis 1-2 decades after the acute illness. This is the first case report describing rapid progression of coronary aneurysm to stenosis within 14 weeks.
Rodriguez Carolyn I CI New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA. - - 2012
This study estimated the prevalence of hoarding disorder (HD) in individuals seeking help from Eviction Intervention Services Housing Research Center (EIS), a not-for-profit community organization in New York City (NYC) that aids clients with housing problems including eviction. One hundred fifteen EIS clients were screened for HD. The prevalence of ...
Manhart Johannes - - 2012
The chain reaction pile-up on the multilane highway ("Autobahn") A 19 in April 2011 was regarded as the most severe traffic accident within the last 20 years in Germany. The situation worsened when 34 of the 83 involved vehicles caught fire. As a result of this crash, 8 high-grade heat-damaged victims ...
Lyu Mi-Ae - - 2012
Therapeutic agents capable of targeting tumor cells present as established tumors and micrometastases have already demonstrated their potential in clinical trials. Immunotoxins targeting hematological malignancies and solid tumors have additionally demonstrated excellent clinical activity. This review focuses on our design and characterization studies of constructs composed of recombinant gelonin toxin ...
Bai Haitao - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Ara-C is one of the most commonly used drugs in the treatment of AML. However, the development of drug resistance always prevented its further use. It has been shown that miR-181a is associated with the clinical outcome of AML patients. Here, we investigated the possible role of miR-181a in ...
Aoki Katsuyuki - - 2012
Metal ions play a key role in nucleic acid structure and activity. Elucidation of the rules that govern the binding of metal ions is therefore an essential step for better understanding of the nucleic acid functions. This review is as an update to a preceding one (Metal Ions Biol. Syst., ...
Fulkerson Daniel H - - 2012
External orthosis is the accepted and historical management of odontoid synchondrosis fractures; however, this conservative therapy carries a significant complication and fracture nonunion rate among young children. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the authors' own experience in the context of the literature, to explore surgical fixation as ...
Valencia Carolina C Department of Physical Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-0154, USA. - - 2012
Recent reports suggest deficits in conditioned pain modulation (CPM) and enhanced suprathreshold heat pain response (SHPR) potentially play a role in the development of chronic pain. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether central pain processing was altered in 2 musculoskeletal shoulder pain models. The goals of this ...
Zhou Tian-Hua - - 2012
The endangered perennial plant Saruma henryi Oliv. is endemic to China and has phylogenetic, ecological, and medicinal value. We used 10 microsatellite (SSR) loci to investigate genetic diversity and differentiation in 16 natural populations. Genetic diversity was high at the species level (H (E) = 0.9427, h = 0.9410, I = 3.0213) and low at the population ...
Channa Roomasa R Retinal Imaging Research and Reading Center (RIRRC), Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, 600 North Wolfe Street, Maumenee 745, Baltimore, MD, 21287, - - 2012
Punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) is an ocular inflammatory disease. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) allows detailed visualization of retinal and choroidal structures. We aimed to describe the retinal changes on SD-OCT associated with PIC lesions localized in the macula. Retrospective case series: PIC lesions not associated with choroidal neovascularization ...
Bethune Michael T MT Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, - - 2012
Celiac sprue is an inflammatory disease of the small intestine caused by dietary gluten and treated by adherence to a life-long gluten-free diet. The recent identification of immunodominant gluten peptides, the discovery of their cogent properties, and the elucidation of the mechanisms by which they engender immunopathology in genetically susceptible ...
Nesmith Elizabeth G - - 2012
Background Demographic differences in health outcomes have been reported for chronic diseases, but few data exist on these differences in trauma (defined as acute, life-threatening injuries). Objective To investigate the relationship between the systemic inflammatory response syndrome score after trauma and race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Methods A retrospective chart review ...
Tsai Meng-Ta - - 2012
A recurrent shunt after a postinfarction ventricular septal defect (PI-VSD) repair is common. We treated a case of cardiogenic shock caused by a large recurrent shunt after the patch repair of an apical PI-VSD with percutaneous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for 4 days until a secondary definite repair. This suggests ...
Wakefield Melanie A - - 2012
Abstract Purpose . To characterize the presence of advocacy groups in media coverage about tobacco issues. Design . A content analysis of tobacco-related newspaper articles. Setting . Australia. Sample . All 12 national and state capital daily newspapers published in Australia between 2004 and 2007. Measures . We coded each ...
Moghadami Mohsen - - 2012
The 2009 H1N1 Influenza virus was the first infectious pandemic of the 21(st) century which spread rapidly throughout the world. High-risk groups, such as diabetics, suffered more and showed higher hospital admission and death rates due to this virus. Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) may develop the fulminant picture of ...
Sand Lars - - 2012
Earlier studies have investigated the tumor suppressor gene p53 as a co-factor in the development of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Our previous studies have indicated that chronic use of Sudanese snuff (toombak) and the presence of human papilloma virus (HPV) may be involved in the high prevalence of OSCC ...
Kumar Rajinder - - 2012
The management of intradiploic CSF collection is controversial. Although it is a benign lesion, even then delay in diagnosis and treatment may lead to significant morbidity. The authors report a very rare case of giant posttraumatic intradiploic pseudomeningocele involving the occipital bone, occipital condyles, and clivus. The pathogenesis and management ...
Liu Hao-Li - - 2012
Malignant glioma is a severe primary CNS cancer with a high recurrence and mortality rate. The current strategy of surgical debulking combined with radiation therapy or chemotherapy does not provide good prognosis, tumor progression control, or improved patient survival. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) acts as a major obstacle to chemotherapeutic ...
Delara Mahin - - 2012
Premenstrual disorders usually refer to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). This study was designed to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a sample of Iranian adolescents with premenstrual disorders. This was a cross sectional study. A sample of adolescent schoolgirls aged between 14 and 19 years ...
Clever Guido H - - 2012
Base-pairing in the naturally occurring DNA and RNA oligonucleotide duplexes is based on π-stacking, hydrogen bonding, and shape complementarity between the nucleobases adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine as well as on the hydrophobic-hydrophilic balance in aqueous media. This complex system of multiple supramolecular interactions is the product of a long-term ...
Zheng Shumei - - 2012
Primary intestinal NK/T cell lymphoma is extremely rare and early diagnosis is frequently difficult. The aim of this study is to investigate the clinicopathological findings, immunophenotype, and T cell receptor (TCR) γ gene rearrangement of primary intestinal NK/T cell lymphomas in 25 Chinese cases. Clinical data of the 25 cases ...
Jeanmonod Daniel - - 2012
Object Recent technological developments open the field of therapeutic application of focused ultrasound to the brain through the intact cranium. The goal of this study was to apply the new transcranial magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound (tcMRgFUS) technology to perform noninvasive central lateral thalamotomies (CLTs) as a treatment for chronic ...
Raikos Athanasios - - 2012
PURPOSE: The exhibitions of plastinated cadavers and organs have attracted millions of visitors globally, while raising serious controversy about their content and purpose of implementation. METHODS: We performed a survey based study on 500 randomly chosen individuals, aged 18- to 35-year old, in order to access their opinion regarding the ...
Zhang Zhongheng - - 2012
One of the greatest problems in performing continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is premature coagulation of the circuit. The aim of the current study was to monitor the circuit function prospectively and analyze patient-related variables that may affect circuit life. Critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit of ...
Etemadi Arash - - 2012
Identifying people at higher risk of having squamous dysplasia, the precursor lesion for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), would allow targeted endoscopic screening. We used multivariate logistic regression models to predict ESCC and dysplasia as outcomes. The ESCC model was based on data from the Golestan Case-Control Study (total n ...
Davidoff Amy J - - 2012
Patient and physician characteristics associated with use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in myelodysplastic syndrome patients have not yet been described. Myelodysplastic syndrome patients diagnosed from 2001 to 2005 were identified from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare database. Multivariate regressions examined the association between patient and physician characteristics and the probability ...
Tyler Betty M BM Departments of Neurosurgery, The Johns HopkinsUniversity School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, - - 2012
Treatment options for anaplastic or malignant intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCTs) remain limited. Paclitaxel has potent cytotoxicity against experimental intracranial gliomas and could be beneficial in the treatment of IMSCTs, but poor CNS penetration and significant toxicity limit its use. Such limitations could be overcome with local intratumoral delivery. Paclitaxel ...
Warren Johanna B - - 2012
The birth of an infant is one of the most memorable experiences a family shares. Pediatric health care professionals are privileged to participate in this experience and recognize it as a time to promote the health of the newborn and family. Ideally, a well-designed care system would be replete with ...
Xi Bo - - 2012
Many studies have suggested that transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) gene might be involved in the development of hypertension. However, results have been inconsistent. In this study, the authors performed a meta-analysis to investigate the associations of +869T/C and +915G/C polymorphisms in TGF-β1 gene with hypertension risk in Chinese. Published literature ...
Kurusz Mark - - 2012
A landmark case in the history of cardiac surgery was the first successful use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in May 1953 by Dr. John H. Gibbon, Jr. The operation was closure of an atrial septal defect, but there were complications in the conduct of CPB that nearly led to a ...
McKee Patricia A - - 2012
Abstract Purpose To learn how the local context may affect a city's ability to regulate alcohol products such as high-alcohol-content malt liquor, a beverage associated with heavy drinking and a spectrum of nuisance crimes in urban areas. Approach An exploratory, qualitative case study comparing cities that adopted policies to restrict ...
Jennings Lawrence J - - 2012
Context.-Monitoring minimal residual disease by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction has proven clinically useful, but as yet there are no Food and Drug Administration-approved tests. Guidelines have been published that provide important information on validation of such tests; however, no practical examples have previously been published. Objective.-To provide an ...
Getoff Nikola - - 2012
Dopamine (DA) in airfree, aqueous solution (pH 7.4; 37°C) is able to emit e(-)(aq) when electronically excited in its singlet state by monochromatic UV light (λ=254 nm; 4.85 eV/hν). The quantum yield Q(e(-)(aq)), was studied in dependence of DA concentration and pH of the media. The DA transients resulting from ...
Valentinuzzi Max E - - 2012
Looking back at one point of life appears as a nice exercise to round out and summarize. However, the objective should not be simply to tell a story; it must transmit a message to the young. To start with, two concepts are useful: Respect for others begins when you learn ...
Hu Qi-Hui - - 2012
An aqueous Xanthan gum solution (XGS) was used as blood analog fluid to explore the influence of fluid viscoelasticity on the performance of an axial blood pump model. For comparison, a 39 wt% Newtonian aqueous glycerin solution (GS), the common fluid in blood pump tests, was also used as a ...
Ostovar Rahim - - 2012
The aim of this study was to identify the appropriateness of cesarean sections, performed in Tehran hospitals using standardized Rand Appropriateness Method (RAM) criteria. In this study we used the RAM criteria. In order to prepare the list of cesarean scenarios, clinical guidelines were selected, and the Appraisal of Guidelines ...
Ding Hong-Ming - - 2012
Nanoparticle penetration into cells is an important process in drug/gene delivery. Here, we successfully design one type of novel nanoparticles with ligands decorating on its surface by dynamic bonds, and find that the nanoparticle can spontaneously penetrate through membranes by using dissipative particle dynamics simulations. Moreover, the physical parameters of ...
Liu Bo - - 2012
The authors evaluated an analyser for the determination of propofol concentrations in whole blood. The Pelorus 1000 (Sphere Medical) measures propofol concentrations in around 5 min without the requirement for sample preparation. The performance of the analyser was characterised with respect to linearity, precision in control solutions and whole blood and ...
Gesin Gail - - 2012
The impact of using a validated delirium screening tool and different levels of education on surgical-trauma intensive care unit (STICU) nurses' knowledge about delirium is unclear. To measure the impact of using the Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC), with or without a multi-faceted education program, on STICU nurses' knowledge ...
Ekinci Okan - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Patients with deficit schizophrenia have worse cognition and poorer social functioning compared with those with nondeficit schizophrenia. Insight is another domain in which these two groups might differ. However, there is no literature data specifically on cognitive insight impairment in deficit versus nondeficit schizophrenia. We compared 40 patients with ...
Brettschneider Johannes - - 2012
While cognitive deficits are increasingly recognized as common symptoms in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the underlying histopathologic basis for this is not known, nor has the relevance of neuroinflammatory mechanisms and microglial activation to cognitive impairment (CI) in ALS been systematically analyzed. Staining for neurodegenerative disease pathology, TDP-43, and microglial ...
Monarca Cristiano - - 2012
Keloid represents an exuberant wound healing response, usually secondary to trauma, inflammation, surgery, or burns. Spontaneous keloid formation is rare and it is controversial whether it is really spontaneous. It usually occurs in young people, and it is rare in elderly. Its main features are the infiltration of surrounding normal ...
Wiedl Thomas - - 2012
Lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer deaths worldwide with suboptimal prognosis and treatment options. Therefore this study aimed to identify molecular characteristics with a predictive clinical utility which at the same time might represent novel therapeutic targets for human lung adenocarcinoma. Within this study mutations of v-Ki-RAS2 ...
Alarcón Renato D - - 2012
ABSTRACT: The clinical implications of the term narcissism are a matter of continuous debate. This article critically examines pertinent literature of the last 12 years using a set of validators and attempting to identify narcissism as a trait, a domain, a dimension, or a personality disorder/type. Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)-specific ...
Bell Richard M - - 2012
The selection of applicants for training in any particular surgical program is an imprecise exercise. Despite the abundance of information on particular candidates, many of the fundamental qualities that are associated with success for the surgical trainee cannot be identified by review of the applicants' grades, scores, letters of recommendation, ...
Kreilinger Alex - - 2012
Patients who benefit from Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) may have difficulties to generate more than one distinct brain pattern which can be used to control applications. Other BCI issues are low performance, accuracy, and, depending on the type of BCI, a long preparation and/or training time. This study aims to show ...
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