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Sanchez-Ayaso P - - 2012
INTRODUCTION. Atherosclerotic occlusion of the brachiocephalic trunk (CBT) is a rare clinical entity and its presentation in the form of arterio-arterial embolism is uncommon. Early identification of patients with CBT occlusion may have important therapeutic implications. CASE REPORT. A man aged 49 presents with sudden onset symptoms involving the territory ...
Naselli Angelo - - 2012
The present technique maintains the integrity of voluminous lesions during extraction. Pathological analysis is consequently improved and a proper evaluation of the surgical margins is also possible. Papillary lesions of up to 4.5 cm are amenable to en bloc resection and extraction, while solid lesions comply less well with the ...
Rodríguez S - - 2012
Campylobacter is a major waterborne pathogen that can be found in rivers of the Mediterranean area. Characteristics of these rivers change throughout the seasons due to variations in environmental parameters. As these variations may affect water survival of Campylobacter, we analyzed it in the Llobregat River using three approaches whose ...
Luzinski Craig - - 2012
The director of the Magnet Recognition Program provides a comprehensive look at the Magnet model component new knowledge, innovation, and improvements. This article examines Magnet organizations' responsibility to advance evidence-based practice, improve quality, and develop new models of care. It includes exemplars of innovative contributions from Magnet organizations around the ...
Chen Andrea F - - 2012
Manicures can result in nail damage via instrumentation, nail polish, nail polish removers, and artificial nails. We report nail weakness, brittleness, and thinning in five subjects after the application of a new manicure system called gel polish and removal with acetone and manual peeling. All subjects complained that the polish ...
Fujii Tomomi - - 2012
In this report, we describe a case of phyllodes tumor of the prostate with a high value of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). A 47-year-old man with symptoms of hematospermia presented with a steadily elevated serum PSA value of 60.76 ng/mL (normal range, <4 ng/mL). A needle biopsy revealed atypical stromal cells without ...
Kramer Marlene - - 2012
The objective of the study was to examine effects of nurse-confirmed healthy unit work environments and multistage nurse residency programs (NRPs) on retention rates of newly licensed RNs (NLRNs). Establishing a culture of retention and healthy clinical nurse practice environments are two major challenges confronting nurse leaders today. Nurse residency ...
Creer Simon - - 2012
Deep sea environments cover more than 65% of the earth's surface and fulfil a range of ecosystem functions, yet they are also amongst the least known habitats on earth. Whilst the discovery of key geological processes, combined with technological developments, has focused interest onto geologically active areas such as hydrothermal ...
Anunciato Talita Pizza - - 2012
The market for cosmeceuticals continues with significant annual growth, but today consumers are more aware of nutritional products that contribute to both skin health and disease prevention. In the last 10 years, pharmacists, chemists, nutritionists, and physicians have been working together to develop new nutritional applications to satisfy people's needs and ...
Stichler Jaynelle F - - 2012
Same-handed patient room design has been noted to improve patient and nurse outcomes. This facility design article expands the knowledge of nurse leaders and their competencies in health facility design, enabling them to take leadership roles in design efforts. This article explores assumptions and anecdotal and empirical evidence about the ...
Rasic-Milutinovic Zorica - - 2012
Chronic exposure to insufficient levels of magnesium (Mg) in drinking water increases the risk of magnesium deficiency and its association with hypertension, dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of the study was to assess the potential association of mineral contents in drinking water with blood pressure and other ...
Gracia-Naya M - - 2012
INTRODUCTION. Flunarizine, with level of evidence A, and nadolol, with evidence level C, would be indicated as preventive treatment of migraine. Yet, no previous studies have been conducted to compare the effectiveness of the two drugs. AIM. To compare the effectiveness parameters in independent groups of patients treated preventively with ...
Flynn Timothy Corcoran - - 2012
Aim  To present the latest findings and future developments in the cosmetic use of botulinum neurotoxin. Methods  Review of recent literature and new scientific developments. Results  Botulinum neurotoxin type A preparations onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX(®) Cosmetic/Vistabel(®) , Allergan Inc.) and abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport(®) /Azzalure(®) /Reloxin(®) , Ipsen Pharma,) have been used for many ...
Chankova Slavea - - 2012
Treatment of drinking water at the household level is one of the most effective preventive interventions against diarrhea, a leading cause of illness and death among children in developing countries. A pilot project in two districts in Rwanda aimed to increase use of Sûr'Eau, a chlorine solution for drinking water ...
Samaras Loukas - - 2012
Recent research has shown the potential of Web queries as a source for syndromic surveillance, and existing studies show that these queries can be used as a basis for estimation and prediction of the development of a syndromic disease, such as influenza, using log linear (logit) statistical models. Two alternative ...
McCann Laura - - 2012
This paper presents qualitative findings from a larger sequential mixed methods study which sought to provide an in-depth understanding of pharmacist prescribing from the perspective of pharmacist prescribers, medical colleagues and key stakeholders in Northern Ireland. Transcriptions were analyzed using thematic analysis as the interviews progressed and emergent themes were ...
Berkow Steven - - 2012
Frontline nurses are foundational to any organizational goal concerning patient care. In addition, healthcare delivery reform has supported the formalization of specific goals that hospitals must advance to stay financially viable and to deliver high-quality care. As a result, goals for frontline staff are continuously evolving. Frontline nurses must demonstrate ...
Humbert Philippe - - 2012
Research on aging has run for decades, and knowledge on the biologic process of skin chronological and photoaging is still increasing thanks to read across results generated between human, animal, and in vitro studies. However, wrinkles should not be considered to result only from the aging process. There are few ...
Schenck Kathleen - - 2012
Estrogenic compounds have been shown to be present in surface waters, leading to concerns over their possible presence in finished drinking waters. In this work, two in vitro human cell line bioassays for estrogenicity were used to evaluate the removal of estrogens through conventional drinking water treatment using a natural ...
Lalancette Cindy - - 2012
Cryptosporidium and Giardia (oo)cyst concentrations are frequently used for assessing drinking water safety. The widely used USEPA Method 1623 provides total counts of (oo)cysts, but may not be accurate for human health risk characterization, since it does not provide infectivity information. The total counts and infectious fraction of Cryptosporidium oocysts ...
Billing Heiko - - 2012
Billing H, Breil T, Schmidt J, Tönshoff B, Schmitt C, Giese T, Engelmann G. Pharmacodynamic monitoring by residual NFAT-regulated gene expression in stable pediatric liver transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplantation 2012: 16: 187-194. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract:  Pharmacokinetic monitoring of CNI is unsatisfactory, because at comparable CNI ...
Duque P - - 2012
INTRODUCTION. The current batteries such as the Brief Repeatable Battery of Neuropsychological Tests (BRB-N) for evaluating cognitive decline in patients with multiple sclerosis are complex and time-consuming. AIM. To obtain normative values and validate a new battery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. Four neuropsychological tests were finally included (episodic memory, the Symbol-Digit ...
Cheriaa Jihane - - 2012
The purpose of the present study was to explore the potential behavioural changes of Pseudomonas aeruginosa following growth in different aquatic environmental conditions. To achieve this, P. aeruginosa was cultured in various water microcosms for 12 months under fixed (pH, nutrients and temperature) factors. P. aeruginosa responses to these conditions ...
Morton Laurel M - - 2012
The management of acute and chronic wounds has drastically changed within the past 20 years. This update focuses on the most recent recommendations for acute wound care as well as new technologies that are available for chronic wounds.
Erickson Jeanette Ives - - 2012
Most preventable adverse events result from systemic causes, not human error. The senior vice president for patient care/chief nurse at a leading hospital recounts the unnecessary death of a patient and the investigation that followed. Citing the critical importance of a "just culture," this case study offers a blueprint for ...
Peirano Reto I - - 2012
Background  Oily skin condition is caused by an excessive sebaceous gland activity, resulting in an overproduction of sebum, giving the skin an undesired shiny, oily appearance. Aims  To identify an active substance that reduces sebum production in human sebaceous glands by regulating fat metabolism in a natural way. Patients/Methods  The ...
Berger Jill T - - 2012
A large healthcare system was challenged to develop a nursing professional practice model that would apply to and be understood by nurses at all levels and across all entities of the organization. A team was convened, composed of direct care nurses, educators, clinical nurse specialists, Magnet program directors, managers, and ...
Maunula Leena - - 2012
Norovirus (NoV) is one of the most common causative agents of waterborne gastroenteritis outbreaks. The main objective of the study was to determine the presence of human NoVs in river water and in treated wastewater (TW) released into the river. During a one-year survey in 2007/2008, NoVs were detected in ...
Sobhi Rehab Mohamed - - 2012
Background  Melasma is a common pigmentary disorder. Despite the availability of a wide range of skin-lightening treatments, melasma of skin remains a therapeutic challenge. Objective  The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of nanosome vitamin C iontophoresis and to compare the therapeutic effects of nanosome ...
Goodwin Jonathan M - - 2012
Herpes-mediated viral oncolysis alone is not sufficient to completely eradicate tumors. In this study we used a replication conditional, endostatin-expressing herpes simplex virus-1 mutant (HSV-Endo) in a murine lung cancer model. We hypothesized that the anti-angiogenic action of endostatin would improve upon the oncolytic effect of HSV-1. HSV-Endo was evaluated ...
Meng Na - - 2012
Seventeen patients with head and neck recurrent carcinoma underwent (125)I seed implantation under CT or ultrasound guidance. The actuarial D90 of the (125)I seeds implanted was 90-160 Gy (median, 126 Gy). Median follow-up was 10 months (range, 3-48 months). The median local control time was 16 months; the 1- and ...
Humbert Philippe - - 2012
As time passes, wrinkles typically appear. These skin depressions that become deeper and deeper draw more and more coarser lines on almost all the visible parts of aging individual's skin. They are indeed the most obvious and maybe disliked signs of skin aging, and thus, preventing and treating them are ...
Ko Jae Sung - - 2012
Ko JS, Yi N-J, Suh KS, Seo JK. Pediatric liver transplantation for fibropolycystic liver disease. Pediatr Transplantation 2012: 16: 195-200. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract:  Fibropolycystic liver disease includes CHF, Caroli's syndrome, and Caroli's disease. Patients with Caroli's disease and Caroli's syndrome have an increased risk of ...
Cortijo E - - 2012
AIM. To study the frequency, safety and efficacy of perfusion computed tomography (PCT), through identification of brain tissue-at-risk, to guide intravenous thrombolysis in stroke patients with regulatory exclusion criteria (SITS-MOST and ECASS-3). PATIENTS AND METHODS. We studied consecutive acute non-lacunar ischemic stroke patients. After conventional CT was considered eligible, PCT ...
Lim Se Hun - - 2012
Purpose This study identifies, through the extended technology acceptance model, the relationships among trust, information quality (IQ) and intention, as well as various trust levels, as they influence the behavior intention to use health infomediaries. Method Our survey was conducted with university undergraduate students in March 2008. There were 274 ...
Westerfield Heather V - - 2012
: This study evaluated patients' perceptions of patient care providers with visible tattoos and/or body piercings. : As tattooing and body piercing are increasingly popular, research that informs nursing administrators regarding policies on patient care providers having visible tattoos and body piercings is warranted. : A total of 150 hospitalized ...
Seago Jean Ann - - 2012
In 2001, Oregon enacted a law mandating the creation of hospital nurse staffing committees to oversee staffing in acute care hospitals. The study design is a descriptive case study (qualitative method) using semistructured interviews and focus groups to assess the law requiring hospital nurse staffing committees to monitor nurse staffing ...
Dupont Diane P - - 2012
We examine factors that explain consumer spending on tap water substitutes using information from a national survey undertaken with a representative set of Canadian respondents. We develop a model to predict the percentage of households that undertake such spending for the purpose of reducing perceived health risks from tap water ...
Tanaka Yasuhiro - - 2012
Although groundwater is a major water supply source in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, it is known that the groundwater has significant microbial contamination exceeding the drinking water quality standard recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), and that this has been implicated in causing a variety of diseases among ...
Vollmann Dirk - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and mechanism of a misleading long post-pacing interval (PPI) upon entrainment of typical atrial flutter (AFL) from the cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI). In typical AFL, the PPI from entrainment at the CTI is expected to closely match the tachycardia cycle-length (TCL). ...
Hirsch Glenn A GA Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, - - 2012
This study tested the hypothesis that acute administration of the xanthine oxidase (XO) inhibitor allopurinol improves cardiac high-energy phosphate concentrations in human heart failure (HF) and increases the rate of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthesis through creatine kinase (CK), the primary myocardial energy reserve. Studies of patients and animal models implicate ...
Eleid Mackram F - - 2012
The goal of this study was to determine the impact of transvenous pacemaker and defibrillator leads on the incidence of bioprosthetic tricuspid valve (BTV) regurgitation compared with BTV patients without a transvalvular lead. Although concern has been raised regarding the potential deleterious effect of permanent transvenous device leads on BTV ...
Oba Toyoharu T Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume, - - 2012
The study investigated the role of myocardial suppressor of cytokine signaling-3 (SOCS3), an intrinsic negative feedback regulator of the janus kinase and signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK-STAT) signaling pathway, in the development of left ventricular (LV) remodeling after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). LV remodeling after AMI results in ...
Gerber Bernhard L - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of myocardial viability assessment by delayed-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (DE-CMR) and of revascularization therapy on survival in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and low ejection fraction (EF). Prior studies have shown that DE-CMR predicts recovery of left ventricular (LV) ...
Zellweger Michael J - - 2012
This study sought to define the importance of 5-year coronary artery disease (CAD) progression after successful stenting. Safety concerns regarding first-generation drug-eluting stents mandate 5-year follow-up studies. However, only limited data exist on the long-term importance of CAD progression relative to late stent-related problems. This study followed for 5 years, ...
Kindermann Ingrid - - 2012
Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the heart frequently resulting from viral infections and/or post-viral immune-mediated responses. It is one of the important causes of dilated cardiomyopathy worldwide. The diagnosis is presumed on clinical presentation and noninvasive diagnostic methods such as cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. Endomyocardial biopsy remains the gold ...
Secord Ross - - 2012
Body size plays a critical role in mammalian ecology and physiology. Previous research has shown that many mammals became smaller during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), but the timing and magnitude of that change relative to climate change have been unclear. A high-resolution record of continental climate and equid body ...
Gu Shenyan S Center for Neuroscience, Aging and Stem Cell Research, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, 10901 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, - - 2012
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are highly poisonous substances that are also effective medicines. Accidental BoNT poisoning often occurs through ingestion of Clostridium botulinum-contaminated food. Here, we present the crystal structure of a BoNT in complex with a clostridial nontoxic nonhemagglutinin (NTNHA) protein at 2.7 angstroms. Biochemical and functional studies show that ...
Pearson John - - 2012
How do we make decisions? A study uses MEG to provide the spatial as well as the temporal resolution needed to answer this question, together with computational modeling, which allows for complex non-linear decision models. This work helps resolve some of the seemingly contradictory results from previous work.
Fernández-Pacheco A - - 2012
Scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM) and magnetoresistance (MR) measurements are used to investigate the magnetic behavior of a nanoconstriction joining two micrometric electrodes (a pad and a wire). The reversal of the magnetization under variable external static magnetic fields is imaged. By means of a detailed analysis of the STXM ...
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