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Wader Karin F - - 2012
Wader K F, Fagerli U-M, Børset M, Lydersen S, Hov H, Sundan A, Bofin A & Waage A (2012) Histopathology60,443-451 Immunohistochemical analysis of hepatocyte growth factor and c-Met in plasma cell disease Aims:  Interaction with the bone marrow microenvironment is important for homing and survival of myeloma cells. One cytokine ...
Pfeifer Gail M - - 2012
Scope of practice is at the center of the discussion.
Lozoya-Delgado P - - 2012
INTRODUCTION. Although subjective memory complaints are one of the most common causes behind visits to health services, there are hardly any validated instruments in Spanish for evaluating their magnitude. Since memory complaint questionnaires usually include items referring to attentional and executive aspects, it has been hypothesised that they may well ...
Wallis Laura - - 2012
Report shows that telemedicine improves outcomes in the ICU.
Wex Thomas - - 2012
Wex T, Mönkemüller K, Stahr A, Kuester D, Fry L C, Völkel S, Kandulski A, Roessner A & Malfertheiner P (2012) Histopathology 60, 405-415 Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is associated with up-regulation of desmosomal components in oesophageal mucosa Aims:  Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is associated with impaired epithelial barrier function. This study ...
Lacker Cynthia - - 2012
Nursing assessment and interventions can make all the difference.The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System is a confidential, statewide Internet reporting system to which all Pennsylvania hospitals, outpatient-surgery facilities, and birthing centers, as well as some abortion facilities, must file information on medical errors.Safety Monitor is a column from Pennsylvania's Patient ...
Potera Carol - - 2012
And breastfeeding, parents' confidence in newborn care improve.
Granato Felice - - 2012
Granato F, Ambrosio M R, Spina D, Lazzi S, Rocca B J, Voltolini L, Bongiolatti S, Luzzi L, Gotti G, Leoncini L & Tosi P (2012) Histopathology 60, 270-277 Patients with thymomas have an increased risk of developing additional malignancies: lack of immunological surveillance? Aims:  To assess the risk, for ...
Jeong K - - 2012
Cryopreservation of ovarian tissue and future autotransplantation are new promising strategies for fertility preservation in various malignant and non-malignant diseases facing the risk of ovarian failure. Ovarian cortrical tissue pieces or intact whole ovary can be removed by laparoscopy without any significant delay in chemotherapy. Slow freezing and vitrification methods ...
Mulero P - - 2012
INTRODUCTION. Hypnic headache is a rare condition, since less than 150 cases have been reported to date. The second edition of the International Headache Classification (IHC2) has set out the diagnostic criteria of this condition, although some of them can be considered excessively strict. AIMS. To present a series of ...
Scattone Anna - - 2012
Scattone A, Serio G, Marzullo A, Nazzaro P, Corsi F, Cocca M P, Mattoni M, Punzi A, Gentile M, Buonadonna A L & Pennella A (2012) Histopathology60, 472-481 High Wilms' tumour gene (WT1) expression and low mitotic count are independent predictors of survival in diffuse peritoneal mesothelioma Aims:  To evaluate ...
Neumann Jens - - 2012
A test predicting distant metastases would be valuable for prognostication in colon cancer (CC). In previous studies, CC with microsatellite instability (MSI) showed a reduced risk of distant metastases. High expression of CD133 and β-catenin, both related to cancer stem cell phenotypes, might be predictive markers for metastasis. The aim ...
Secades J J - - 2012
Stroke is a leading cause of mortality and the main cause of severe and long-term disability in adults. Following treatment during the acute phase, there is a need to continue the treatment of the patients in the rehabilitation phase, in order to improve the outcome and daily life activities. This ...
Sabella Donna - - 2012
Know what to do when patients experience emotional problems.Editor's note: This new column on mental health issues, which will appear several times a year, provides useful information, sound advice, and evidence-based suggestions on this topic for nurses in all fields.
Petrella Robert J - - 2012
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012;14:78-84. ©2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The Observational Study on Cognitive Function and SBP Reduction (OSCAR) provided opportunities to examine the influence of eprosartan on trends in cognitive performance in a large population of patients with difficult-to-treat hypertension (DTTH). A total of 4649 patients diagnosed retrospectively with ...
Piscuoglio Salvatore - - 2012
Piscuoglio S, Zlobec I, Pallante P, Sepe R, Esposito F, Zimmermann A, Diamantis I, Terracciano L, Fusco A & Karamitopoulou E (2012) Histopathology 60, 397-404 HMGA1 and HMGA2 protein expression correlates with advanced tumour grade and lymph node metastasis in pancreatic adenocarcinoma Aims:  Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma follows a multistep model of ...
Menghini L - - 2012
Aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of phytocomplexes of Uncaria, Shiitake and Ribes in terms of viability and inflammatory response on immune cell-derived cultures. Standardized extracts of Uncaria, Shitake and Ribes and their commercial formulation were tested on cell lines PBMC, U937 and macrophage. The activity was ...
Ottonello M - - 2012
The SAT-16 is a 16-item self-administered questionnaire measuring patient satisfaction with the quality of care during stay in a rehabilitation unit. A comprehensive psychometric analysis of SAT-16 was performed using both classical test theory and Rasch analysis (RA) to examine its validity and metric properties, and provide further insights for ...
Rodrigo-Gil J - - 2012
INTRODUCTION. More than a third of the patients with acute stroke have urinary disorders that should be evaluated and treated. AIM. To evaluate the effectiveness of portable ultrasound scanner in patients with acute stroke. PATIENTS AND METHODS. Randomized clinical trial with stroke patients admitted consecutively to the stroke unit between ...
Wyss Susi - - 2012
An encounter with a nurse in Africa proves hard to forget.
Stacchini Alessandra - - 2012
Stacchini A, Barreca A, Demurtas A, Aliberti S, di Celle P F & Novero D (2012) Histopathology 60, 452-459 Flow cytometric detection and quantification of CD56 (neural cell adhesion molecule, NCAM) expression in diffuse large B cell lymphomas and review of the literature Aim:  To report unusual CD56 (neural cell adhesion ...
He Yufan - - 2012
Combining atomic force microscopy and fluorescence resonance energy transfer spectroscopy (AFM-FRET), we have developed a single-molecule AFM-FRET nanoscopy approach capable of effectively pinpointing and mechanically manipulating a targeted dye-labeled single protein in a large sampling area and simultaneously monitoring the conformational changes of the targeted protein by recording single-molecule FRET ...
Haighton Lois A - - 2012
Mycotoxins, such as ochratoxin A (OTA), can occur from fungal growth on foods. OTA is considered a possible risk factor for adverse renal effects in humans based on renal tumors in male rats. For risk mitigation, Health Canada proposed maximum limits (MLs) for OTA based largely on a comparative risk ...
Stukstette Mjpm - - 2012
Although several guidelines recommend that treatment programmes in patients with hand osteoarthritis should be both multidisciplinary and multidimensional, currently no such treatment programme for hand osteoarthritis has been described. Therefore the aim of this study was to systematically develop a multidisciplinary and multidimensional non-pharmacological treatment programme and to give a ...
Okamura Jun - - 2012
Cisplatin is an effective anticancer drug used to treat many types of cancer, including non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLCs), but development of resistance is the primary impediment in cancer treatment. Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) is a secreted tumor suppressor that is inactivated in human lung cancer. IGFBP7 is ...
Smith Jill P - - 2012
There currently are no tests available for early diagnosis or for the identification of patients at risk for development of pancreatic cancer. We report the discovery of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the cholecystokinin B receptor (CCKBR) gene predicts survival and risk of pancreatic cancer. Growth of human pancreatic cancer ...
Reich Warren T - - 2012
A historical understanding of the virtue of consolation, as contrasted to empathy, compassion, or sympathy, is developed. Recent findings from neuroscience are presented which support and affirm this understanding. These findings are related to palliative care and its current practice in bioethics.
Sand Peter K PK NorthShore University HealthSystem, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, - - 2012
Previous work has demonstrated the efficacy and safety of fesoterodine in older and younger subjects with overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. The effect of long-term fesoterodine treatment in different age groups has not been assessed. The aim was to determine the impact of age on the safety, tolerability and efficacy of ...
Fan Zhen - - 2012
Cancer is the greatest challenge in human healthcare today. Cancer causes 7.6 million deaths and economic losses of around 1 trillion dollars every year. Early diagnosis and effective treatment of cancer are crucial for saving lives. Driven by these needs, we report the development of a multifunctional plasmonic shell-magnetic core ...
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In November 2010, the Ministry of Health of the proposed nation of South Sudan requested CDC assistance in investigating a recent increase and geographic clustering of an illness resulting in head nodding and seizures. The outbreak was suspected to be nodding syndrome, an unexplained neurologic condition characterized by episodes of ...
Saavedra Miguel A - - 2012
Previous reports suggest that renal involvement before pregnancy or active renal disease during pregnancy may be associated with poor fetal and maternal outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) women. We report our experience of fetal and maternal complications in pregnant lupus women with and without previous lupus nephritis. We analyzed ...
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Gang homicides account for a substantial proportion of homicides among youths in some U.S. cities; however, few surveillance systems collect data with the level of detail necessary to gang homicide prevention strategies. To compare characteristics of gang homicides with nongang homicides, CDC analyzed 2003-2008 data from the National Violent Death ...
Schilling M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Acute stroke is a time- and expertise-critical emergency. An immediate and correct diagnosis by emergency medical services (EMS) in the prehospital phase and patient transfer to the nearest adequate hospital with a stroke unit is required for early treatment of acute stroke. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated all patients ...
Wang Ye - - 2012
A new strain of influenza A (H1N1) virus is a major cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. The neuraminidase of the influenza virus has been the most potential target for the anti-influenza drugs such as oseltamivir and zanamivir. However, the emergence of drug-resistant variants of these drugs makes ...
Kim Younju - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the color of white spot lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human premolars were subjected to a pH cycling to produce artificial caries lesions and classified into groups (n = 10/group): group 1, immersion in deionized water; group 2, pH cycling without fluoride (F) application; ...
Rasmussen Lars Bjørn - - 2012
Treatments offered at the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre in Norway are based on Maharishi Vedic Medicine (MVM). MVM is a consciousness-based revival by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program of the ancient Ayurvedic medicine tradition in India. To extend from 6 to 24 months, a pilot ...
Penzel T - - 2012
Sleep-disordered breathing is one of the most common sleep disorders. Especially obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an independent cardiovascular risk factor. Clinical studies have proven a significant association between OSA and atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Currently, there is no proven evidence for causality. Untreated OSA seems to ...
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Each year, approximately 350,000 persons are diagnosed with breast, cervical, or colorectal cancer in the United States, and nearly 100,000 die from these diseases. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening tests for each of these cancers to reduce morbidity and mortality. Healthy People 2020 sets national objectives ...
Kurokawa Takanori - - 2012
An 84-year-old male was admitted to a local clinic suffering from general fatigue with associated anemia, and therefore was referred to our hospital. His medical history included a proximal gastrectomy with the formation of a jejunal pouch as a reconstructive treatment for early upper gastric cancer at 78 years of age ...
Gultekin Fatih - - 2012
For centuries, food additives have been used for flavouring, colouring and extension of the useful shelf life of food, as well as the promotion of food safety. During the last 20 years, the studies implicating the additives contained in foods and medicine as a causative factor of allergic reactions have been ...
Hysek Cédric M - - 2012
RATIONALE: 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ecstasy) increases sociability. The prosocial effects of MDMA may result from the release of the "social hormone" oxytocin and associated alterations in the processing of socioemotional stimuli. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the effects of MDMA (125 mg) on the ability to infer the mental states of others ...
Amit Moran - - 2012
Health-related quality of life (QOL) outcomes are frequently used by clinicians, patients, and researchers for assessing the effectiveness of an intervention. Small differences in QOL may be statistically significant but their clinical relevance remains undefined. The smallest changes in QOL scores of the anterior skull base surgery questionnaire (ASBS-Q) which ...
Scharf Sebastian H - - 2012
Stress has been identified as a key risk factor for a multitude of human pathologies. However, stress by itself is often not sufficient to induce a disease, as a large contribution comes from an individual's genetic background. Therefore, many stress models have been created to investigate this so-called gene-environment interaction ...
Teschner M - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: In addition to trauma, risk factors for the formation of auricular hematomas include the influence of tangential shearing forces upon the auricle. Thus far, no data are available concerning the impact of these forces as caused by the putting on and removal of motorcycle helmets. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In ...
Heidenreich A - - 2012
In the management of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, prostate-sparing cystectomy represents a surgical alternative to radical cystoprostatectomy with equivalent oncological and improved functional results. Patient selection for prostate-sparing cystectomy is very critical and men with pT1 high-grade or solitary pT2 urothelial cancer without multifocal CIS and bladder neck involvement appear to ...
Beckmann R - - 2012
Unclear pelvic retrovesical intraperitoneal tumors can be caused by cystic echinococcosis. A definitive diagnosis of this disease is highly problematic und often requires a qualified histological/parasitological assessment. It is not possible to diagnose or exclude a cystic echinococcosis purely on the basis of a serological diagnosis. A multiple organ infection ...
Okuyama Toshiro - - 2012
PURPOSE: We conducted this retrospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of giving oral anti-cancer drugs for 2 years as postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy to gastric cancer patients. METHODS: The subjects were 76 patients with stage II and III gastric cancer, who underwent curative surgery between 1989 and 2008. We divided the 20 years ...
Kreivi Hanna-Riikka - - 2012
PURPOSE: Snoring patients seeking medical assistance represent a wide range of clinical and sleep study findings from nonsleepy nonapneic snoring to severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. The prevalence of snoring is high and it significantly impacts quality of life. Its objective diagnosis usually requires a sleep study. We developed a ...
Fontaine Christel - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Anthracycline extravasation (ACEV) is a rare but potentially devastating event which can result in severe injuries including ulceration and necrosis, slow-healing lesions, serious joint damage and permanent disfigurement. It can delay further scheduled chemotherapy and affect cancer treatment outcome. Savene® (dexrazoxane) is the only approved antidote for ACEV in ...
Musso G - - 2012
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) encompasses a spectrum ranging from simple steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH): NAFLD causes an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and liver-related complications (the latter confined to NASH). The effect of proposed treatments on liver disease, glucose metabolism and cardiovascular risk in NAFLD is ...
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