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Chiba Takahito - - 2012
A 70-year-old woman with an 8-year history of systemic sarcoidosis developed round, red-brown eruptions, with central atrophic lesions on her lower legs. The features of the biopsy specimen resembled those of necrobiosis lipoidica (NL), but although necrobiosis was present there were well-formed non-necrotizing granulomas in the dermis. The histological diagnosis ...
Rajendran Amarabalan - - 2012
Sleep disturbances are common in individuals with diabetes. Patients with diabetes have higher rates of insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness and increased incidence of restless leg syndrome. The purpose of our study was to investigate the prevalence and determine the predictors of sleep dysfunction in patients with type 2 diabetes in ...
Leelavathi M - - 2012
Pisa syndrome or pleurothotonus is the persistent flexion of the body and head to one side giving the appearance of the leaning tower of Pisa. It is most commonly caused by typical and atypical antipsychotic drugs. We report a case of Pisa Syndrome caused by prolonged use of high dose ...
Pierce Anya - - 2012
Workplace drug testing in Europe is governed by a patchwork of legislation - or lack of it. Other difficulties are caused by language, currency and a host of other factors, including the difficulty in defining 'safety critical'. The European Workplace Drug Testing Society's (EWDTS) history and objectives are briefly outlined. ...
Firstenberg Michael S - - 2012
We present a case of a patient who underwent successful concomitant surgical management of his massive pulmonary embolism and severe multivessel coronary disease. His presentation with shortness of breath prompted a comprehensive evaluation, which revealed both problems. This experience emphasizes the importance of considering both problems, because treating one but ...
Eliyahu Shiran S Department of Cardiology, Rambam Medical Center, B. Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, - - 2012
The goal of this study was to examine the safety and results of interventional procedures performed during the broadcast of live case demonstrations. Professional meetings using live case demonstrations to present cutting-edge technology are considered a valuable educational resource. There is an ongoing discussion on whether patients who are treated ...
Kang Jung Hoon - - 2012
Salsolinol (1-methyl-6,7-dihydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline) is a compound derived from dopamine metabolism and is capable of causing dopaminergic neurodegeneration. Oxidative modification of neurofilament proteins has been implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. In this study, oxidative modification of neurofilament-L (NF-L) by salsolinol and the inhibitory effects of histidyl dipeptides on NF-L modification ...
Islam S - - 2012
Dental curricula in UK dental schools are seemingly excising ever more skills as each generation of students is trained. This has implications for the quality of education held by the latest dental graduates, and furthermore potentially for the standard of care that their patients may receive. This leaves us today ...
Riario-Sforza G G - - 2012
The effectiveness of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in treating patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) is showed by its ability to diminish the recurrence to endotracheal intubation (ETI), the occurrence of ETI-associated lung infections as well as related mortality. A specific issue is the outcome of NIV in patients referring to ...
Bohnert Amy S B - - 2012
This study sought to compare patterns of alcohol use between male veterans and nonveterans. Data came from the 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a U.S. national telephone survey using stratified random sampling. Outcomes were 30-day alcohol use, binge drinking (5+ drinks on one occasion), and heavy drinking (2+ drinks ...
Chon Soon Ho - - 2012
We report a case of a postinfarction ventricular septal defect caused by an acute recurrent occlusion after the implantation of a covered stent, which was performed as a rescue procedure for the ruptured left anterior descending artery during a percutaneous coronary intervention. Although the emergent implantation of a covered stent ...
Ahn Jung-Min JM Heart Institute, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2012
This study was designed to assess the functional significance of side branches after stent implantation in main vessels using fractional flow reserve (FFR). Little is known about the functional significance of side branches after stent implantation in main vessels in coronary bifurcation lesions. Between May 2007 and January 2011, 230 ...
Sikorski Cynthia - - 2012
To assess factors associated with medical disability in the U.S. Marine Corps. Case-control study enrolling 11,554 medical disability cases of U.S. enlisted Marines referred to the Physical Evaluation Board fiscal year 2001 to 2009 and 42,216 controls frequency matched to cases in a 4:1 ratio on year of accession into ...
Mao Chad Y - - 2012
Breastfeeding practices in military families have not been widely investigated. The objective of this study was to measure the prevalence and duration of breastfeeding among uniformed families and identify factors associated with breastfeeding. We conducted a prospective study of 253 mothers of new infants from July to December 2004. Initial ...
Qiu Shan-Hu - - 2012
Regular physical activity (PA) is a key element in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Participation in regular PA improves blood glucose control and can prevent or delay T2DM and its complications, along with positively affecting lipids, blood pressure, cardiovascular events, mortality, and quality of life. ...
Hu Sheng-Shou - - 2012
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and midterm outcomes of a simultaneous hybrid revascularization strategy for left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD), compared with conventional off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB).Methods: We compared the in-hospital and midterm outcomes of a simultaneous hybrid revascularization strategy ...
McCrea Cindy E - - 2012
Endothelial dysfunction is an important outcome for assessing vascular health in intervention studies. However, reliability of the standard non-invasive method (flow-mediated dilation) is a significant challenge for clinical applications and multicenter trials. We evaluated the repeatability of pulse amplitude tonometry (PAT) to measure change in pulse wave amplitude during reactive ...
Sahiner Levent - - 2012
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of 16-slice multislice, multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography for the evaluation of grafts in patients with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).Methods: Fifty-eight consecutive patients with CABG who underwent both MDCT and conventional invasive coronary angiography were included. The ...
Akin Ibrahim I Heart Center Rostock, Department of Internal Medicine I, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Rostock, Rostock, - - 2012
The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes among unselected patients stratified in categories of body mass index, who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with either sirolimus-eluting or paclitaxel-eluting stents. Overweight and obesity are often considered risk factors for cardiovascular events. However, recent studies have associated obesity with ...
Brawley Stephen - - 2012
A transition from traditional problem-based clinics to the Sports Medicine and Reconditioning Team (SMART) clinic model was completed by January 2009 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The SMART clinic model allows for more patients to be seen and enhances coordinated care between providers. The objective of this research is ...
Chung-Park Min S - - 2012
This study's objective was to assess the knowledge, opinions, and practices of infants' sleep positions and their association with demographics. A cross-sectional descriptive design was used to survey a convenience sample of military beneficiary parents being seen at a military treatment facility in the United States. A 19-item investigator-designed questionnaire ...
Bae Deok Sung - - 2012
Protopine is an isoquinoline alkaloid contained in plants in northeast Asia. In this study, we investigated whether protopine derived from Hypecoum erectum L could suppress lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory responses in murine macrophages (Raw 264.7 cells). Protopine was found to reduce nitric oxide (NO), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), and prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) production ...
Petrini C - - 2012
Current Italian regulations allow the free storage in public biobanks within the Italian National Health Service (SSN) of voluntarily donated cord blood, which can then be made available for transplantation in Italian and foreign patients. The same regulations allow the free storage of cord blood for directed use (in other ...
Müller Nicole - - 2012
Social isolation in dementia is a growing concern as the incidence and prevalence of dementing conditions is on the rise in many societies. Positive social interactions, which foster the construction and enactment of positive interpersonal relationships and therefore positive discursive identities, make an important contribution to emotional well-being. In this ...
Lew Bark-Lynn - - 2012
Alopecia areata is marked by autoimmune assault on the hair follicle resulting in hair loss. T helper 17 cell subset has important roles in protecting the host against extracellular pathogens, however, also promotes inflammatory pathology in autoimmune disease, and it expresses both interleukin (IL)-17A and IL-17F, which can signal via ...
Shimizu Ryo - - 2012
Blood glucose and plasma insulin levels between C57BL/6J and ICR strain mice with nicotinamide (NA) and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes were compared to establish a suitable strain of the experimental diabetic mouse model. The mice were intraperitoneally treated twice with STZ (100 mg/kg) 15 min after injection of NA (120 mg/kg) ...
Lee Hong Kyu - - 2012
The aims of the study were to determine the accuracy of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in detecting pulmonary metastasis through video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), a technique that allows the excisional biopsy of small pulmonary nodules in patients with known malignancies. Between October 2007 and April 2010, 28 patients with ...
West Amy M AM Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, - - 2012
We hypothesized that percutaneous intervention in the affected lower extremity artery would improve calf muscle perfusion and cellular metabolism in patients with claudication and peripheral artery disease (PAD) as measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS). Ten patients with symptomatic PAD (mean ± SD: age 57 ± 9 ...
Shirakawa Makiko - - 2012
Port wine stains (PWSs) are commonly treated with pulsed dye laser (PDL) as a standard therapy. However, it is not easy to predict the minimal effective dose in the first treatment session. The aim of this study was to assess whether dermoscopic findings before and after laser irradiation corresponded with ...
Lee Sanghyuk - - 2012
We have developed a biologist-friendly, Java GUI application (GoBean) for GO term enrichment analysis. It was designed to be a comprehensive and flexible GUI tool for GO term enrichment analysis, combining the merits of other programs and incorporating extensive graphic exploration of enrichment results. An intuitive user interface with multiple ...
Armstrong Elizabeth - - 2012
This article examines the ways in which individuals with aphasia communicate opinions and feelings using evaluative language during conversation in an aphasia group. Evaluative language refers to semantic resources conveying emotions, judgments, and valuations and includes emotive adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs as well as metaphor. Although individuals with aphasia ...
Song Joon Seon - - 2012
Global histone modification patterns are presumed to establish epigenetic patterns of gene expression and determine the biology of the cell. In the present study, the global modification status of histone H3 and H4 was evaluated in 408 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissues by immunostaining. NSCLC showed variable staining scores ...
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as a final rule the proposal to amend its adjudication regulations regarding service connection of dental conditions for treatment purposes. This amendment clarifies that principles governing determinations by VA's Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) for service connection of dental conditions for the purpose of ...
Kakudo Kennichi - - 2012
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) has long been diagnosed based on its unique nuclear features (PTC-N); however, significant observer discrepancies have been reported in the diagnosis of encapsulated follicular patterned lesions (EnFPLs), because the threshold of PTC-N is subjective. An equivocal PTC-N may often occur in non-invasive EnFPLs and benign/malignant disagreements ...
Freland Laure - - 2012
For more than 60 years, the mood stabilizer lithium has been used alone or in combination for the treatment of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and other mental illnesses. Despite this long history, the molecular mechanisms trough which lithium regulates behavior are still poorly understood. Among several targets, lithium has been ...
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This part implements Department of Defense (DoD) policy and assigns responsibilities for the SAPR Program on prevention, response, and oversight to sexual assault. It is DoD policy to establish a culture free of sexual assault by providing an environment of prevention, education and training, response capability, victim support, reporting procedures, ...
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This final rule updates the meal patterns and nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This rule requires most schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat fluid milk in school ...
Hu Meng-Wen - - 2012
In comparison to conventional knockout technology and in vitro research methods, conditional gene knockout has remarkable advantages. In the past decade, especially during the past five years, conditional knockout approaches have been used to study the regulation of folliculogenesis, follicle growth, oocyte maturation and other major reproductive events. In this review, ...
Xu Jin J Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21202, - - 2012
Myofibrillogenesis, the process of sarcomere formation, requires close interactions of sarcomeric proteins and various components of sarcomere structures. The myosin thick filaments and M-lines are two key components of the sarcomere. It has been suggested that myomesin proteins of M-lines interact with myosin and titin proteins and keep the thick ...
Ames James B - - 2012
Neuronal calcium sensor (NCS) proteins, a sub-branch of the EF-hand superfamily, are expressed in the brain and retina where they transduce calcium signals and are genetically linked to degenerative diseases. The amino acid sequences of NCS proteins are highly conserved but their physiological functions are quite distinct. Retinal recoverin and ...
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This final rule adopts, without change, the interim final rule with request for comments we published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2010. The interim final rule incorporated changes to the Medicare prescription drug coverage low-income subsidy (Extra Help) program made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ...
Levin Kerry H - - 2012
Radiculopathy is a common neurologic disorder. Electrodiagnosis can provide a physiologic assessment of the localization, degree of axon loss, severity, and chronicity of the intraspinal canal lesion, and distinguish it from other neuromuscular disorders. This article reviews electrodiagnostic aspects related to evaluating patients with suspected radiculopathies.
Ross Mark A - - 2012
Electrodiagnostic studies are an important component of the evaluation of patients with suspected peripheral nerve disorders. The pattern of findings and the features that are seen on the motor and sensory nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography can help to identify the type of neuropathy, define the underlying pathophysiology (axonal ...
Kennelly Kathleen D - - 2012
This article is a general review of cranial nerve conduction studies, including techniques as well as interpretation of data. The needle examination of various cranial innervated muscles is also reviewed. The nerve conduction studies include the blink, masseter (jaw jerk), and masseter inhibitory reflexes, which evaluate the trigeminal (blink and ...
Watson James C - - 2012
CTS is a clinically defined syndrome; however, there is value added by an evidence-based electrodiagnostic approach to (1) efficiently confirm the diagnosis (particularly before invasive interventions), (2) to identify neurogenic mimickers or superimposed processes that may influence the response to treatment, and (3) to stratify the degree of neurogenic injury ...
Wang Wei-Ying - - 2012
VPS15 protein is a component of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase complex which plays a pivotal role in the development of yeast and mammalian cells. The knowledge about the function of its homologue in plants remains limited. Here we report that AtVPS15, a homologue of yeast VPS15p in Arabidopsis, plays an essential ...
Chen Guang - - 2012
In flowering plants, self-incompatibility (SI) serves as an important intraspecific reproductive barrier to promote outbreeding. In species from the Solanaceae, Plantaginaceae and Rosaceae, S-RNase and SLF (S-locus F-box) proteins have been shown to control the female and male specificity of SI, respectively. However, little is known about structure features of ...
Liu Shuangping - - 2012
To investigate the clinicopathological significance of DEK overexpression in breast cancers, a total of 196 cases, including 20 of normal tissues, 12 of intraductal hyperplasia, 31 of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and 133 of invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast, were selected from the Department of Pathology, Yanbian Tumor ...
Murakami Ayumi - - 2012
We report a case of glomerular cystic kidney disease (GCKD) associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in a neonate. The patient displayed progressive abdominal enlargement attributed to GCKD associated with TSC. After birth, the right kidney was resected because it compressed his liver and right lung, and possible malignancy could ...
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This final rule implements and finalizes provisions regarding the reporting of gross covered retiree plan-related prescription drug costs (gross retiree costs) and retained rebates by Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) sponsors; and the scope of our waiver authority under the Social Security Act (the Act).
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