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Busis Neil - - 2012
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for electrodiagnostic procedures include codes for nerve conduction studies, nerve tests with preconfigured arrays, reflex tests, electromyography (EMG), and chemodenervation procedures. The codes are updated yearly. For 2012, there are new EMG codes to be used when the patient also receives nerve conduction studies on ...
Dimberg Elliot L - - 2012
Upper extremity mononeuropathies are some of the common disorders seen in neurophysiology laboratories. Electrophysiologic studies rely on accurate localization based on knowledge of applicable anatomy and features of history and physical examination. Careful electrodiagnostic studies provide an accurate diagnosis, help localize the lesion site, exclude alternate diagnoses, reveal unsuspected diagnoses, ...
Juel Vern C - - 2012
Neuromuscular junction (NMJ) disorders may be demonstrated using repetitive nerve stimulation (RNS) testing and single-fiber electromyography (SFEMG). RNS testing with low frequency stimulation reduces the safety factor of neuromuscular transmission (NMT) and may elicit decrementing compound muscle action potential (CMAP) responses. Exercise or tetanic nerve stimulation may potentiate acetylcholine release ...
Fridman Vera - - 2012
This article discusses the anatomy of lower limb mononeuropathies and reviews the general approach to evaluating patients in the electrodiagnostic laboratory with suspected mononeuropathies of the lower limb. Through illustrative cases of patients presenting with a floppy foot, buckling knee, or painful foot, the approaches using nerve conduction studies and ...
Walmsley Steven - - 2012
To develop an idiographic and nomothetic patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for the assessment and evaluation of patients with feet affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The development of the Salford Rheumatoid Arthritis Foot Evaluation (SAFE) Instrument PROM was divided into four stages: establishment of the PROM's conceptual basis and content generation, ...
Selman Lucy - - 2012
To describe the dimensionality of a measure of spiritual well-being (SWB) (the "Spirit 8") in palliative care (PC) patients in South Africa and Uganda, and to determine SWB in this population. A cross-sectional survey was conducted using the Missoula Vitas Quality of Life Index (MVQOLI). Translated questionnaires were administered to ...
Sanders Julie - - 2012
To develop a tool for identifying and quantifying morbidity following cardiac surgery (cardiac postoperative morbidity score [C-POMS]). Morbidity was prospectively assessed in 450 cardiac surgery patients on postoperative days 1, 3, 5, 8, and 15 using POMS criteria (nine postoperative morbidity domains in general surgical patients) and cardiac-specific variables (from ...
Oremus Mark - - 2012
To review the reporting of key design features in studies of stroke rehabilitation therapies. We used purposive sampling to examine English-language, human-subject, comparative studies focusing on stroke rehabilitation therapy provided the effect of therapy was evaluated in at least one of the following six outcome domains: ambulation, cognition, quality of ...
Santaguida Pasqualina - - 2012
A "review of reviews" was undertaken to assess methodological issues in studies evaluating nondrug rehabilitation interventions in stroke patients. MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched from January 2000 to January 2008 within the stroke rehabilitation setting. Electronic searches were supplemented by reviews of reference ...
Weissenbacher Annemarie - - 2012
BACKGROUND.: Obesity is increasingly impacting the overall health status and the global costs for health care. The increase in body mass index (BMI) is also observed in kidney allograft recipients and deceased organ donors. METHODS.: In a retrospective single-center study, we analyzed 1132 deceased donor kidney grafts, transplanted at our ...
Sun Yang-Kook - - 2012
A Li[Li(0.19) Ni(0.16) Co(0.08) Mn(0.57) ]O(2) cathode was coated with AlF(3) on the surface. The AlF(3) -coating enhanced the overall electrochemical characteristics of the electrode while overcoming the typical shortcomings of lithium-enriched cathodes. This improvement was attributed to the transformation of the initial electrode layer to a spinel phase, induced ...
Cavallini Massimiliano - - 2012
A nanomemristor based on SiO(2) is fabricated in situ with spatial control at the nanoscale. The proposed system exhibits peculiar properties such as the possibility to be regenerated after being stressed or damaged and the possibility to expose the metal and the oxide interfaces by removing the top electrodes.
Bernal Ashley - - 2012
The image depicts an array of free-standing ferroelectric perovskite PbZrTiO nanotube islands, processed with soft-template infiltration using a solution precursor. Such high aspect ratio nanotube/pillar arrays, described on page 1160 by N. Bassiri-Gharb and co-workers, find diverse application in actively tunable photonic and phononic crystals, terahertz emitters, energy harvesters, and ...
Leroy Z - - 2012
During the 2010-2011 influenza season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration conducted enhanced vaccine safety monitoring for possible febrile seizures in all trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) products in the United States using the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). We used Empirical Bayesian ...
Roche S M - - 2012
A pooled analysis of seven cross-sectional studies from Newfoundland and Labrador, Waterloo and Hamilton Regions, Ontario and Vancouver, East Kootenay and Northern Interior Regions, British Columbia (2001 to 2007) was performed to investigate the drinking water consumption patterns of Canadians and to identify factors associated with the volume of tap ...
Kamikihara Takahito - - 2012
Neo-expression of N-cadherin in cancer cells is regarded as a significant event in tumor progression via epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). No reports have detailed the clinical impact of N-cadherin expression in gastric cancer. We retrospectively examined the co-expression of N-cadherin and E-cadherin in human gastric carcinoma and analyzed the clinicopathological significance ...
Banister Gaurdia - - 2012
Recent census data highlight the ongoing shift toward greater levels of racial and ethnic diversity in the US population. In 2000, non-Hispanic whites accounted for 69% of the population. By 2010, this decreased to 64%. The Census Bureau predicts that minorities will become the majority over the upcoming decades. In ...
Bilajac Lovorka - - 2012
The present study was undertaken in order to determine the quality of indoor pool waters in hotels along the Croatian coast. We wanted to assess the risks of exposure to microbial and chemical contaminants and find out if training pool operators to use a quality assurance system, that we developed, ...
Sisti Maurizio - - 2012
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the fungicidal activity of chlorine and peracetic acid in drinking water against various pathogenic Aspergillus spp. and Candida albicans strains. A. nidulans exhibited the greatest resistance, requiring 10 ppm of chlorine for 30 min contact time for a complete inactivation. Under ...
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 ...
Brücher Björn L D M - - 2012
Tumor involvement of the peritoneum-peritoneal carcinomatosis-is a heterogeneous form of cancer that had been generally regarded as a sign of systemic tumor disease and as a terminal condition. The multimodal treatment approach for patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis, which had been conceived and developed, consists of what is known as cytoreductive ...
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 ...
Bandala Erick R - - 2012
Sequential helminth egg inactivation using a solar driven advanced oxidation process (AOP) followed by chlorine was achieved. The photo-assisted Fenton process was tested alone under different H(2)O(2) and/or Fe(II) concentrations to assess its ability to inactivate Ascaris suum eggs. The effect of free chlorine alone was also tested. The lowest ...
Ekong Udeme D - - 2012
Ekong UD, Mathew J, Melin-Aldana H, Wang D, Alonso EM. Successful resolution of inflammation and increased regulatory T cells in sirolimus-treated post-transplant allograft hepatitis. Pediatr Transplantation 2012: 16: 165-175. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract:  This retrospective case series reviews our center's experience with sirolimus and a CNI ...
Nakama Mitsuo - - 2012
Skin pigmentation is caused by various physical and chemical factors. It might also be influenced by changes in the physiological function of skin with aging. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) dehydrogenase is an enzyme related to the mitochondrial electron transport system and plays a key role in cellular energy production. It ...
Prestia Angela - - 2012
Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are an integral part of the care team in most hospitals. The chief nursing officer at a community hospital in Florida developed a program of communication, education, and accountability to highlight the role of the CNA as a team member. This easy-to-implement initiative resulted in increased ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kathemann Simone - - 2012
Kathemann S, Lainka E, Baba HA, Hoyer PF, Gerner P. Gilbert's syndrome - a frequent cause of unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in children after orthotopic liver transplantation. Pediatr Transplantation 2012: 16: 201-204. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract:  Gilbert's syndrome is one major cause for unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in healthy individuals ...
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 ...
Trujillo-Orrego N - - 2012
The diagnostic criteria for the attentional deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), were defined by the American Psychiatric Association in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fourth version (DSM-IV) and World Health Organization in the ICD-10. The American Psychiatric Association used an internal validity analysis to select specific behavioral symptoms ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Powers Jennifer G - - 2012
"Vitamin D" is the term commonly used to denote the lipid-soluble hormone critical for calcium homeostasis and skeletal maintenance. A precursor to the active compound is found in many plants and animal tissues and can be absorbed from the gut; it can also be derived from cell membranes in the ...
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 ...
Figueira Vânia - - 2012
This study aimed at assessing the role of ubiquitous (non-Escherichia coli) Enterobacteriaceae in the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance through the urban water cycle. Enterobacteriaceae isolated from a municipal wastewater treatment plant (111 isolates), urban water streams (33 isolates) and drinking water (123 isolates) were compared in terms of: (i) genera ...
Chase Elizabeth P - - 2012
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin condition marked by intensely pruritic, eczematous changes. First-line therapy includes topical corticosteroids during an exacerbation and long-term emollient use, followed by topical calcineurin inhibitors, phototherapy, and systemic therapy in more difficult cases. The need for more effective AD therapies with safer side ...
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 ...
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