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Martínez-Juárez Iris E - - 2012
The International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) has recently proposed a consensus to define refractory epilepsy. A retrospective, analytical, descriptive study was conducted involving 206 patients who were attended at the epilepsy clinic of a third-level centre in Mexico. The ILAE's new definition of pharmacoresistance was used to classify the patients. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Hickson DeMarc A DA Jackson Heart Study, Jackson State University, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson, MS 39213, USA. - - 2012
Discrimination may be adversely associated with abdominal obesity, but few studies have examined associations with abdominal fat. The purpose of this study was to examine whether discrimination was independently associated with visceral (VAT) and subcutaneous (SAT) fat and whether these associations differed by sex and age. Participants self-reported experiences of ...
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 ...
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 ...
Wilson Nicholas M - - 2012
Background: The Drug Burden Index (DBI), a measure of an individual's exposure to anticholinergic and sedative medications, is associated with functional impairment in community-dwelling, older people. In people from residential aged care facilities (RACFs), DBI score does not appear to be associated with functional impairment, but is associated with an ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mintziori G - - 2012
Thyroid diseases are very common in women of reproductive age. The aim of this study was to review the current evidence on physiology, pathophsiology, diagnosis and management of women with thyroid disorders that are currently seeking fertility, undergoing assisted reproduction technologies (ART) or being pregnant. Normal thyroid function is essential ...
Boffetta Paolo - - 2012
There is controversy on whether occupational exposure to beryllium causes lung cancer. We conducted a systematic review of epidemiologic studies on cancer among workers exposed to beryllium, including a study of seven U.S. production plants which has been recently updated, a study of patients with beryllium disease (largely overlapping with ...
Hart Mary Ann - - 2012
Nursing's role in an evolving model emphasizing primary care, integration, and measurement.
Ortega R M - - 2012
Zn plays a key role in the synthesis and action of insulin. The aim of the present work was to determine whether a poorer Zn status was associated with insulin resistance in a group of 357 Spanish schoolchildren. Zn intake was determined by using a 3 d food record (i.e. Sunday ...
Verdejo-Garcia A - - 2012
INTRODUCTION. New lines of translational, interdisciplinary research are emerging among different fields of the neurosciences, which often point at clinical neuropsychology as the hinge discipline capable of linking the basic findings with their clinical implications and thereby endow them with some meaning for phenomenological experience. AIM. To establish the great ...
El-Kazzi W - - 2012
We report a series of 29 cases of wrist arthrodesis using a radiometacarpal half-frame or triangular Hoffmann configuration, bone autograft, and relocation of a retinacular rectangular flap under the extensor tendons to prevent adhesions. No splint or plaster cast has been used. Early active motion of the fingers was encouraged. ...
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.
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 ...
Umoh U E - - 2012
Pelvic floor disorders, including stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, are common conditions that have a significant negative impact on the well-being and quality of life of women. Several surgical options exist for women who have failed conservative management of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The aim ...
Garcia-Escriva A - - 2012
INTRODUCTION. Lacosamide is a new antiepileptic drug with a novel mechanism of action, as it selectively promotes the slow inactivation of voltage-dependent sodium channels without affecting fast inactivation. There are studies in the literature regarding its effectiveness in controlling neuropathic pain. CASE REPORTS. We describe the use of intravenous lacosamide ...
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 ...
Santacana Maria - - 2012
Santacana M, Yeramian A, Velasco A, Bergada L, Gatius S, García V, Azueta A, Palacios J, Dolcet X, Oliva E & Matias-Guiu X (2012) Histopathology 60, 460-471 Immunohistochemical features of post-radiation vaginal recurrences of endometrioid carcinomas of the endometrium: role for proteins involved in resistance to apoptosis and hypoxia Aims:  Endometrioid ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Niegisch G - - 2012
Compared to radical prostatectomy robotic surgery is far from becoming the standard of care for radical cystectomy. Concerns about perioperative and oncological safety as well as patient's benefit from this procedure may be a reason.In current publications no differences of perioperative morbidity and mortality were observed between patients undergoing open ...
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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 ...
Drummond David - - 2012
A 7-year-old girl was admitted with a severe abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasound and CT revealed a large splenic infarction, leading to the diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukemia.
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 ...
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Because of an increasing incidence of reported pertussis cases attributed to waning immunity among adults and adolescents, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) in 2005 recommended administration of a new, combined tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) for adolescents and adults aged 11-64 years. ACIP ...
Heitkamp H C - - 2012
BACKGROUND: An explanation of the possible connection between physical activity and prevention of prostate cancer was sought by reviewing the controversial data from prospective and case-control studies. Possible preventive mechanisms are to be described. METHOD: Scientific publications mainly from the past 10 years were reviewed. RESULTS: Because of the postulated ...
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 ...
Bismarck E - - 2012
Medicine has changed dramatically in the past ten decades thanks to the introduction of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. However, besides the unmistakable advances achieved in medicine, the costs of all health care systems have risen dramatically. In contrast to the escalation in expenditures, only moderate gains in proceeds have ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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; ...
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 ...
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 ...
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