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Cuturic Miroslav - - 2012
Along with antioxidant properties, carnitine is an important regulator of lipid metabolism in humans. While beneficial effects of carnitine have been demonstrated in animal models of Huntington's disease (HD), metabolism of carnitine has not been studied in humans with this illness. In this retrospective database review from 23 patients admitted ...
Kubo Masayuki - - 2012
Background: Hypoxic preconditioning of bone marrow cells (BMCs) from young healthy individuals can enhance the cells' therapeutic potential. Considering that the response to hypoxia may differ according to the quality of the cells, we assessed the effect of hypoxic preconditioning on BMCs from aged mice and compared the difference in ...
Madani Tariq A - - 2012
RT-PCR to detect Alkhumra virus (ALKV) RNA in plasma or serum has been the standard practice to confirm this infection in the first seven days of illness. In this study, RT-PCR detection of viral RNA from the plasma, serum, and buffy coat (BC) was compared to virus isolation. Plasma, serum, ...
Florentinus Angelica K - - 2012
This unit describes the isolation of activated Fc receptor complexes from RAW 264.7 macrophages using live-cell affinity receptor chromatography (LARC). The Fc receptor complex is activated and captured by IgG-coated microbeads on the surface of live macrophages. After the cells are disrupted, the receptor complexes are isolated by washing and ...
de Haan Amaranta D - - 2012
This study examined how the development of aggressive/rule-breaking behaviors (9-17 years) is related to the development of overreactive and warm parenting, and explored gender differences in development and interrelations. Externalizing was assessed using combined mother/father reports of the Child Behavior Checklist (N = 516). Overreactivity was assessed using self-reports of ...
Barrios Vivencio - - 2012
This survey was performed to determine the clinical characteristics of patients treated with renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors in clinical practice. A total of 386 investigators were asked to consecutively include outpatients under treatment with RAAS inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers [ARBs] or both) for at least 6 months. ...
Osakada Yasuko - - 2012
The photochromic molecule diarylethene works as a "toggle switch" for biocompatible fluorescence polymer dots and enables fluorescence switching in biological samples.
Ehlers G - - 2012
The magnetic properties of Ho(2)Sn(2)O(7) have been investigated and compared to other spin ice compounds. Although the lattice has expanded by 3% relative to the better studied Ho(2)Ti(2)O(7) spin ice, no significant changes were observed in the high temperature properties, T ≳ 20 K. As the temperature is lowered and correlations develop, Ho(2)Sn(2)O(7) enters its quantum ...
Lim Ji-Sun - - 2012
We prepared cell membrane-permeable hollow mesoporous silica capsules (HMSCs) by a simple new method. CTAB micellar assembly in cholesterol emulsion gave rise to a novel capsular morphology of the HMSC particles. The HMSCs consisted of mesostructured silica walls with a large surface hole (25-50 nm) and the average particle dimension was ...
Hansen Ditte - - 2012
Vitamin D analogs are used for treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease in order to prevent renal osteodystrophy, bone fracture and pain. Calcium and phosphate levels increase with increasing doses of vitamin D analogs and are associated with increased risk of vascular calcification and cardiovascular morbidity ...
Saritha S - - 2012
Aim: To evaluate the accuracy of Root ZX II electronic apex locator (EAL) for root canal working length determination in primary teeth. Forty primary maxillary incisor teeth were included in the study. Root ZX II EAL was used to determine the electronic working length (EL). The working length obtained with ...
Felce D - - 2012
Background  Identification of possible personal indicators of risk for challenging behaviour has generally been through association in cross-sectional prevalence studies, but few analyses have controlled for intercorrelation between potential risk factors. The aim was to investigate the extent to which gender, age, presence of the triad of impairments characteristic of ...
Samyn Brice - - 2012
Purpura fulminans and venous thrombosis are rare complications of chickenpox. We report the case of a 6 year old with no history individuals who experienced cerebral thrombophlebitis, 3 weeks after varicella. MRI, performed at admission, has objectified longitudinal sinus thrombosis and a frontal parenchymal hematoma law. Meanwhile, a recent varicella ...
Gentilini Davide - - 2012
Recently, it has been proposed that age-related X chromosome inactivation (XCI) skewing can clinically result in late-onset X-linked disorders. This observation leads to hypothesize that age-related skewed XCI might also influence lifespan in women. To investigate this issue, we employed a new experimental model of longevity and healthy aging including ...
Pflanzner Thorsten - - 2012
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) facilitates amyloid-β (Aβ) exchange between the blood and the brain. Here, we found that the cellular prion protein (PrP(c)), a putative receptor implicated in mediating Aβ neurotoxicity in Alzheimer's disease (AD), participates in Aβ transcytosis across the BBB. Using an in vitro BBB model, [(125)I]-Aβ(1-40) transcytosis ...
Escobar-García D M - - 2012
Human exposure to arsenicals is associated with inflammatory-related diseases including different kinds of cancer as well as non-cancerous diseases like neuro-degenerative diseases, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and diabetes. Interindividual susceptibility has been mainly addressed by evaluating the role of genetic polymorphism in metabolic enzymes in inorganic arsenic (iAs) metabolism. Glutathione S-transferase omega ...
Rolff Hans Christian - - 2012
Our study aim was to evaluate the perioperative events, postoperative events and survival after a second liver resection due to colorectal liver metastases (CLM), compared with a matched control group that had only undergone primary liver resection due to CLM. Retrospective review of charts from patients having undergone a second ...
López-Sánchez Laura M - - 2012
Nitric oxide (NO) can modulate cell function by the coupling of a nitroso moiety to a reactive cysteine in target proteins leading to the formation of a S-nitrosothiol (SNO), a process commonly known as S-nitrosylation. Aberrant S-nitrosylation of proteins, caused by altered production of NO and/or impaired SNO homeostasis, constitutes ...
Talasaz Azita Hajhossein - - 2012
Albumin is a protein colloidal solution that possesses great value in the clinic, particularly for the resuscitation of critically ill patients. It has accounted for a high percentage of the cost in our center. This study evaluates the appropriateness of albumin usage at Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran. This study ...
Novikov Kirill N - - 2012
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory disease associated with reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Hypoxen treatment and the effect of HyFnC₆₀ on ROS production in patients' blood. ROS production in blood was estimated using chemiluminescence (CL) measurement ...
Liu Song - - 2012
A poly(methyl methacrylate) assisted dry transfer method was developed to transfer graphene microflake onto a suspended SiN chip in an effective and efficient way for further graphene nanopore drilling for DNA analysis. Graphene microflakes can be patterned by e-beam lithography to a designed shape and size on a large scale ...
Tischoff I - - 2012
Preoperative neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy is a well-established and essential part of the interdisciplinary treatment of gastrointestinal tumors. Neoadjuvant treatment leads to regressive changes in tumors. To evaluate the histological tumor response different scoring systems describing regressive changes are used and known as tumor regression grading. Tumor regression grading is usually ...
Edjème-Aké Angèle - - 2012
This study reports the comparison between two methods (chemiluminescence and enzymatic colorimetry) for revelation of apolipoprotein(a) [apo(a)] isoforms by immunoblotting in 102 Ivorian healthy subjects. Apo(a) isoform sizes were determined by sodium dodecyl sulfate-agarose-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) followed by immunoblotting using enzymatic colorimetry or chemiluminescence. Within-run precision was comprised between 4.9% ...
Kotb Ahmed F - - 2012
PURPOSE: To compare clinical and pathologic outcomes of radical cystectomy for muscle invasive bladder cancer in relation to prior history of non-invasive urothelial carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective data collected from 1,150 patients managed by radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder from the Canadian Bladder Cancer Network were ...
Akkus Nuri I - - 2012
Stent thrombosis is not unusual in a post-operative setting. Use of heparin, aspirin, clopidogrel, and glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitors in this setting needs to be balanced because of the increased risk of perioperative bleeding. This is of special concern in neurosurgery, where postoperative mass effect from bleeding in a closed ...
Chervin Ronald D - - 2012
Respiratory cycle-related EEG changes (RCREC) quantify statistically significant synchrony between respiratory cycles and EEG spectral power, vary to some extent with work of breathing, and may help to predict sleepiness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. This study was designed to assess the acute response of RCREC to relief of ...
Rahal Elias A - - 2012
In an earlier study, we compared the duration of kidney graft survival between two groups of recipients; one on triple (cyclosporine, prednisone and mycophenolate mofetil) and the other on quadruple (cyclosporine, prednisone, mycophenolate mofetil, and sirolimus) immunosuppressive therapy. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of antiviral ...
Ezzaher Asma - - 2012
This study aims to investigate the variation of pseudocholinesterase activity (BuChE) in bipolar patients and to explore its relation to the clinical and therapeutic characteristics of this disease. Our study included 105 patients with bipolar disorder and 100 control subjects aged 38.7 ± 12.2 and 36.4 ± 15.7 y, respectively. BuChE was determined by kinetic methods on ...
Hatta Fazleen H M FH Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet-Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden. - - 2012
To search for a relationship between ultra-rapid metabolism catalysed by cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) and its genotypes. DNA from a Swedish ultra-rapid metaboliser patient [losartan metabolic ratio (MR) <0.13] and three healthy Swedes with normal CYP2C9 activity and a MR of about 1 were assessed for variation in the CYP2C9 ...
Sachs Jeffrey D - - 2012
The development of effective agricultural monitoring networks is essential to track, anticipate and manage changes in the social, economic and environmental aspects of agriculture. We welcome the perspective of Lindenmayer and Likens (J. Environ. Monit., 2011, 13, 1559) as published in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring on our earlier paper, ...
Itoh Yoshiaki - - 2012
While it has been widely confirmed that cerebral blood flow is closely coupled with brain metabolism, it remains a matter of controversy whether capillary flow is directly controlled to meet the energy demands of the parenchyma. Since the capillary is known to lack smooth muscle cells, it has generally been ...
Podjasek Joshua O - - 2012
Adult Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is rarely associated with solid-organ malignancies. We describe here three adult patients with HSP diagnosed within 3 months of the diagnosis of associated solid-organ malignancies, including pulmonary, prostate, and renal carcinomas. Two patients had complete remission with a combination of immunosuppressive therapies and treatment of the ...
Socha Karolina - - 2012
Dual practice--the combination of a public hospital job with a job held in private health care--is often a source of controversy. Physicians involved in dual practice (dual practitioners) are believed to provide less work input in their public employment than physicians who are not involved in dual practice (single practitioners). ...
Easterbrooks M Ann - - 2012
In this investigation we examined the developmental correlates and predictors of maternal emotional availability in interactions with their 7-year-old children among a sample of families at psychosocial risk. We found developmental coherence in maternal interactive behavior, and in the relations between maternal emotional availability and children's functioning in middle childhood. ...
Negrutskii Boris - - 2012
Phosphoproteomics is often aimed at deciphering the modified components of signaling pathways in certain organisms, tissues and pathologies. Phosphorylation of housekeeping proteins, albeit important, usually attracts less attention. Here, we provide targeted analysis of eukaryotic translation elongation factor 1A (eEF1A), which is the main element of peptide elongation machinery. There ...
Mizuno Atsushi - - 2012
Deciding how to treat acute myocardial infarction (MI) with myocardial bridge is difficult because stent fracture and early restenosis are frequently reported. We present a 50-year-old female patient with acute MI and myocardial bridge. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fractional flow reserve were used to reach a decision on treatment.
Sharifi Zohreh - - 2012
Hepatitis B is one of the most common infectious diseases worldwide that can be transmitted by blood transfusion. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) has eight different genotypes that show different geographical distributions and clinical manifestations. This study aims to investigate the sequence of the HBV polymerase gene and the frequency ...
Cai Ji-Ping - - 2012
This study was conducted to detect microbial pathogens in conjunctival mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma specimens in an attempt to determine possible associations between conjunctival MALT lymphoma and microbial infections. Using PCR technique, freshly obtained tumor specimens from 16 cases of conjunctival MALT lymphoma, as confirmed by postoperative pathology, were ...
Bridoux G - - 2012
This paper presents a method to obtain submicron- and nanometer structures of different oxide films and heterostructures combining e-beam lithography and chemical etching. The most relevant advantage of this method is that structures of tens of microns in length and below ∼100 nm width can be produced, keeping the intrinsic bulk film ...
von Känel Roland - - 2012
Findings on sleep disturbances in family dementia caregivers are conflicting. We studied the longitudinal effects of dementia caregiving and major transitions in the caregiving situation on caregivers' sleep and the effect of moderating variables. Community-based longitudinal study with assessments about once a year for up to three years. A sample ...
Stephen Preyesh - - 2012
Proteins containing starch-binding domains (SBDs) are used in a variety of scientific and technological applications. A circularly permutated SBD (CP90) with improved affinity and selectivity toward longer-chain carbohydrates was synthesized, suggesting that a new starch-binding protein may be developed for specific scientific and industrial applications.
Alegre Adrian - - 2012
Abstract Here we report the efficacy, safety, and health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) associated with long-term lenalidomide and dexamethasone (Len+Dex) treatment in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) enrolled in the Spanish cohort of MM-018 study. In this open-label, multicenter, single-arm expanded access study, 63 patients received Len+Dex until disease ...
Le Hai Thuy - - 2012
The effect of a single vanadium dopant atom on the reactivity of small gold clusters is studied in the gas phase. In particular we investigated carbon monoxide adsorption on vanadium doped gold clusters using a low-pressure collision cell. Employing this technique the reactivity of both neutral and cationic clusters was ...
Jaff Michael R - - 2012
Now in its 9th year, the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) Symposium has demonstrated comprehensive, objective, cutting-edge continuing education in the field of vascular medicine and intervention. With a faculty representing expertise across all specialties, and using a proprietary system of interactive educations (Laptop Learning), attendees listen to presentations and debates, ...
Higashiyama Masahiko - - 2012
To elucidate the differences in chemosensitivity to anticancer drugs between primary and metastatic lesions in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, we examined the in vitro chemosensitivities of surgically resected NSCLC tissues. A total of 32 specimens were enrolled: 26 specimens of primary lesions paired with metastases in the lymph ...
Bond Gary R - - 2012
While reviews of controlled studies of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment for clients with severe mental illness have documented its effectiveness in the US, its generalizability to other countries has not been systematically evaluated. This is the first review to compare US to non-US studies. ...
Delgado-Pinar Estefanía - - 2012
New simple systems formed by a chain containing a squaramide function and a quaternised amine group attached to boehmite or silica-coated boehmite nanoparticles are able to discriminate anions in pure water.
Odéen Magnus - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Coping has traditionally been measured with inventories containing many items meant to identify specific coping strategies. An alternative is to develop a shorter inventory that focusses on coping expectancies which may determine the extent to which an individual attempts to cope actively. PURPOSE: This paper explores the usefulness and ...
Graf C E - - 2012
Taking care of elderly patients is difficult in emergency settings. Such patients are at risk of becoming non autonomous or to be rehospitalized. An individualized evaluation makes it possible to decrease this risk but is time consuming, which represents a problem when it is crucial to maintain the flux of ...
Kanai Yasumasa - - 2012
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease mediated by Th17 and/or Th1 cells. Tim-3 is a cell surface molecule preferentially expressed on Th17 and Th1 cells. The interaction of Tim-3 with Tim-3 ligand inhibits cytokine production. To assess whether T cells in psoriasis have functional abnormalities, expression of cell surface Tim-3 ...
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