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Van Mieghem Nicolas M - - 2012
Abstract. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a less invasive alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS) and a high operative risk. Risk stratification plays a decisive role in the optimal selection of therapeutic strategies for AS patients. The accuracy of contemporary ...
Naik Aduja - - 2012
Virgin coconut oil (VCO) has been gaining popularity in recent times. During its production, byproducts such as coconut skim milk and insoluble protein are obtained which are underutilized or thrown away to the environment at present. This study deals with utilization of these byproducts to obtain a value-added product, namely, ...
Cawthorn Thomas R - - 2012
PURPOSE: We conducted a retrospective review following concerns involving a suspected increase in the requirement for surgical re-exploration for hematoma evacuation when ketorolac was administered perioperatively in patients undergoing reduction mammoplasty. METHODS: Following ethics approval, a retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients who underwent reduction mammoplasty at our ...
Wiens Andrea L - - 2012
We present a rare case of primary T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma of the pituitary gland. A 58-year-old woman presented with headaches, right-sided ptosis and cranial nerve III palsy. She subsequently developed polyuria, polydipsia, and hyperglycemia and was found to have hypopituitarism. MRI revealed a large, heterogeneously enhancing intrasellar/suprasellar lesion displacing the ...
Lee Jae Hoon - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to analyze the utility and the clinical outcomes of anterolateral thigh (ALT)-free flaps and conversion from external to internal fixation with plating and bone grafting in Gustilo type IIIB open tibial fractures. A total of 21 patients were analyzed retrospectively. The mean follow-up period ...
Chen Chien-Han - - 2012
To cite this article: Chen C-H, Lee YL, Wu M-H, Chen P-J, Wei T-S, Wu C-T, Tung K-Y, Chen WJ. Environmental tobacco smoke and male sex modify the influence of IL-13 genetic variants on cord blood IgE levels. Pediatric Allergy Immunology 2012: 00. ABSTRACT: Elevated cord blood IgE (cIgE) levels ...
de Graaf Ron - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To estimate work loss days due to absenteeism and presenteeism associated with commonly occurring mental and physical disorders. METHODS: In a nationally representative face-to-face survey (Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study-2) including 4,715 workers, the presence of 13 mental and 10 chronic physical disorders was assessed using the ...
Konradsen Jon R - - 2012
To cite this article: Konradsen JR, Nordlund B, Nilsson OB, van Hage M, Nopp A, Hedlin G, Grönlund H. High basophil allergen sensitivity (CD-sens) is associated with severe allergic asthma in children. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2011: doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.2011.01260.x ABSTRACT: Children with problematic severe asthma (PA) have persistent symptoms and/or severe ...
Cao Dong - - 2012
1,8-Bis(dimethylamino)naphthalene (DMAN), a classical 'proton sponge', was functionalized on silica particles as a novel solid-phase extraction (SPE) adsorbent (DMAN@silica) for extracting perfluoroalkyl sulfonates (PFSs). High reproducibility and excellent extraction capability for PFSs were obtained in a wide pH range (3.0∼8.5). The adsorbed PFSs on DMAN@silica sorbents could be efficiently eluted ...
Barba D - - 2012
High-resolution SEM images of germanium nanocrystals (Ge-nc) synthesized by ion implantation in fused silica samples annealed at temperatures below and above the melting point of Ge show a strong size-selective depth-distribution of nanostructures, as evidenced by the correlation between the dimension of the observed objects and the local concentration of ...
Cappillino Patrick J - - 2012
Enzymes in the oxygen-activating class of mononuclear non-heme iron oxygenases (MNOs) contain a highly conserved iron center facially ligated by two histidine nitrogen atoms and one carboxylate oxygen atom that leave one face of the metal center (three binding sites) open for coordination to cofactor, substrate, and/or dioxygen. A comparative ...
El Qacemi Myriem - - 2012
The degenerate transfer of xanthates allows generally difficult radical transformations, such as intermolecular additions to unactivated alkenes and cyclisations onto aromatic and heteroaromatic rings, to be accomplished under very practical experimental conditions. This translates into numerous approaches for the construction or modification of heteroaromatic structures. The present report aims to ...
Alvarez Fernando - - 2012
Relatively few pediatric donors are available in relation to the number of children waiting for a liver transplant. This limited number of pediatric donor livers leads to the use of adult livers, usually requiring more complex portal vein (PV) anastomoses. These anastomoses are complicated by differences in PV caliber between ...
Ertem Mehmed Z - - 2012
Quantum chemical calculations of active-site models of nitrous oxide reductase (N(2)OR) have been undertaken to elucidate the mechanism of N-O bond cleavage mediated by the supported tetranuclear Cu(4)S core (Cu(Z)) found in the enzymatic active site. Using either a minimal model previously employed by Gorelsky et al. (J. Am. Chem. ...
Swanson Jonathan O - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of acquired disability in children and adolescents. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the association between specific findings on initial noncontrast head CT and long-term outcomes in children who have suffered TBI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an IRB-approved prospective study of children ages ...
Neo Ana G - - 2012
We report a novel Lewis acid catalysed tandem reaction of isocyanides, chromone 3-carboxylic acid and nucleophiles. An experimentally very simple procedure, involving the use of microwave irradiation in the presence of a Lewis acid catalyst, affords a representative collection of chromone-2-carboxamides and chromone-2-carboxamido-3-esters in high yields, in just a few ...
Wang Na - - 2012
The stable small Ag seeds (size in diameter < 10 nm) were obtained in the presence of inositol hexakisphosphoric (IP(6)) micelles. Then Ag-Au bimetallic nanoparticles were synthesized through a replacement reaction with the rapid interdiffusion process between such small Ag seeds in nanoclusters and HAuCl(4). Adjusting the dosage of HAuCl(4) resulted in different ...
Liederman Jacqueline - - 2012
Female as opposed to male listeners were better able to use a delayed informative cue at the end of a long sentence to report an earlier word which was disrupted by noise. Informative (semantically related) or uninformative (semantically unrelated) word cues were presented 2, 6, or 10 words after a ...
Evenou Fanny - - 2012
In the search for new therapeutic chemicals, lab-on-a-chip systems have recently emerged as innovative and efficient tools for cell-based assays and high throughput screening. Here, we describe a novel, versatile and simple device for cell-based assays at the bench-top. We created spatial variations of porosity on the surface of a ...
Menchen Lindsey C - - 2012
Currently, there is no consensus on the use of mesh in transvaginal surgical repairs for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. This review recapitulates and assesses the recent U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings about the use of surgical mesh in transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse repair and summarizes ...
Banerjee Shashwat S - - 2012
A transferrin-conjugated PEG-Fe(3) O(4) nanostructured matrix is developed to explore cellular responses in terms of enhanced cell adhesion, specific interactions between ligands in the matrix and molecular receptors on the cell membrane, comparison of cell shapes on 2D and 3D surfaces, and effect of polymer architecture on cell adhesion. Integration ...
Mitra Indrani - - 2012
The design and development of antioxidant molecules have lately gained a great deal of focus which is attributed to their immense biomedicinal importance in combating the free radical associated health hazards. In a situation to replenish the endogenous antioxidant loss, synthetic molecules with potent antioxidant activity is demanded. The present ...
Bornefalk Hans - - 2012
Beam-hardening-free synthetic images with absolute CT numbers that radiologists are used to can be constructed from spectral CT data by forming 'dichromatic' images after basis decomposition. The CT numbers are accurate for all tissues and the method does not require additional reconstruction. This method prevents radiologists from having to relearn ...
Huttunen K H - - 2012
We studied how gesture use changes with culture, age and increased spoken language competence. A picture-naming task was presented to British (N = 80) and Finnish (N = 41) typically developing children aged 2-5 years. British children were found to gesture more than Finnish children and, in both cultures, gesture production decreased after ...
Fu Yu - - 2012
A novel glutathione peroxidase (GPx) mimic has been prepared by incorporation of a selenium-based catalytic unit into the focal point of a fully-branched hyperbranched polymer. First, an AB(2) monomer consisting of isatin and an electron rich aromatic moiety was polycondensed in the presence of 5-nitroisatin as a core reagent, resulting ...
Mangell Peter - - 2012
Probiotics may exert beneficial effects in the gastrointestinal tract. This randomized trial investigated the effect of the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum 299v on the intestinal load of potentially pathogenic bacteria, bacterial translocation, and cell proliferation in elective colon surgery. Seventy-five patients were randomized to pre- and postoperative oral intake of Lactobacillus ...
Thomas Tamara O - - 2012
Sinus tachycardia is common in cases of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The authors hypothesized that an elevated heart rate would herald cardiomyopathy onset. A retrospective case-control study was performed with 55 DMD boys and 150 age-matched control boys. The variables were age, heart rate, shortening fraction, and left ventricular end-diastolic ...
Pardo Maria - - 2012
Obesity is presently reaching pandemic proportions and it is becoming a major health concern in developed and developing countries due to its comorbidities like type II diabetes, cardiovascular pathologies, and some cancers. The discovery of the adipose tissue role as an endocrine gland able to secrete adipokines that affects whole-body ...
Eleid Mackram F - - 2012
The onset of symptoms or left ventricular systolic dysfunction heralds a poor prognosis for patients with either aortic stenosis or aortic regurgitation. Echocardiography is the primary imaging modality for assessment of aortic valvular lesions. Cardiac catheterization is indicated to determine the severity of the aortic valve lesion when there is ...
Chen Li-Ching - - 2012
The extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a critical role in the development and invasion of primary breast tumors. Lysyl oxidase (LOX), which is an ECM remodeling enzyme, appears to play roles in promoting cancer cell motility and invasion. To ascertain whether LOX overexpression in breast tumor tissues from Asian patients is ...
Adler Mats - - 2012
Objective. The objective of the study was to investigate affective symptoms and pharmacological treatment in bipolar I disorder patients, and to test whether self-rated symptoms could predict hospital admissions during a 12-month follow-up period. Methods. A total of 231 outpatients with clinical bipolar I disorder were recruited. The clinical diagnoses ...
Liao Chun-Ta - - 2012
PURPOSE: Extracapsular spread (ECS) to the cervical lymph nodes is a major adverse prognostic factor in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). We prospectively examined the value of FDG PET immediately before postoperative radiotherapy/concurrent chemoradiotherapy (pre-RT/CCRT PET) to detect residual/relapsing disease in the early postsurgical follow-up period in high-risk OSCC ...
van Genugten L - - 2012
van Genugten L., van Empelen P. & Oenema A. (2012) From weight management goals to action planning: identification of a logical sequence from goals to actions and underlying determinants. J Hum Nutr Diet doi:10.1111/j.1365-277X.2012.01241.x. ABSTRACT: Background:  Weight gain prevention (WGP) among adults who are overweight is an important target in ...
Azuma Kazuo - - 2012
We examined effects of N-acetyl-D: -glucosamine (GlcNAc) on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) mouse models and effects of GlcNAc and glucosamine hydrochloride (GlcN) on several serum cytokine productions in RA mouse models. SKG/jcl mice were divided into control, GlcNAc, and GlcN groups. For 56 days, the control group received normal food, the GlcNAc ...
Eren Tunc - - 2012
Acute mechanical intestinal obstruction is one of the most common modes of presentation in patients with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS). This report presents a case of PJS with malignant acute jejunal obstruction accompanied by synchronous foci of duodenal, jejunal, and ileal cancer originated from hamartomatous polyps. The follow-up endoscopic findings of ...
Protano Carmela - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of different home-smoking rules and smoking habits of cohabitant on environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure of children. METHODS: Information about 396 Italian children (5-11 years old) and cohabitants' smoking habits was collected by a questionnaire. Exposure assessment was performed by determination of urinary cotinine (u-cotinine). RESULTS: ...
Lorenzoni Fc - - 2012
SUMMARY Objectives : This study evaluated the effect of an alkaline solution and two 10-methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate (MDP)-based primer agents on bond strength to zirconia (yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconium polycrystal [Y-TZP]) through the shear bond strength (SBS) test. Materials and Methods : Sixty square-shaped Y-TZP samples were embedded in an acrylic ...
Tappertzhofen S - - 2012
Microcrossbar structured electrochemical metallization (ECM) cells based on silver iodide (AgI) solid electrolyte were fabricated and analyzed in terms of the resistive switching effect. The switching behavior implies the existence of quantized conductance higher than 78 µS which can be identified as a multiple of the single atomic point contact conductivity. ...
Taylor Leslie K - - 2012
Over the past two decades schools have been identified as the de facto mental health system for youth. Therefore, improving and expanding school mental health (SMH) has become a pressing agenda item for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and funders. Advancing this agenda includes not only translating intervention research into practice ...
Gu Haiwei - - 2012
Mass spectrometry (MS) is one of the most widely used techniques for the analysis of biological samples. In the past decade, a novel improvement in MS was the invention of ambient ionization which stands out owing to its unique capability of direct analysis of complex samples with no or minimal ...
Brönneke Simone - - 2012
During embryonic development, the lymphatic system emerges by transdifferentiation from the cardinal vein. Although lymphatic and blood vasculature share a close molecular and developmental relationship, they display distinct features and functions. However, even after terminal differentiation, transitions between blood endothelial cells (BEC) and lymphatic endothelial cells (LEC) have been reported. ...
Schulte Klaus-Martin - - 2012
PURPOSE: Parathyroid cancer is rare and often has a poor outcome. There is no classification system that permits prediction of outcome in patients with parathyroid cancer. This study was designed to validate two prognostic classification systems developed by Talat and Schulte in 2010 ("Clinical Presentation, Staging and Long-term Evolution of ...
Bigler Erin D - - 2012
Neuroimaging identified abnormalities associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are but gross indicators that reflect underlying trauma-induced neuropathology at the cellular level. This review examines how cellular pathology relates to neuroimaging findings with the objective of more closely relating how neuroimaging findings reveal underlying neuropathology. Throughout this review an attempt ...
Saunders Bryan - - 2012
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of β-alanine supplementation on repeated sprint performance during an intermittent exercise protocol designed to replicate games play. Sixteen elite and twenty non-elite game players performed the Loughborough Intermittent Shuttle Test (LIST) on two separate occasions. Trials were separated by 4 weeks ...
Freitas Emanuela Cristina - - 2012
Toxicities of atrazine and sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) to the tropical freshwater cladoceran Pseudosida ramosa were studied in the laboratory. Acute tests showed that the 48-h LC(50) of atrazine was 20.9 mg l(-1), while that of SDS was 11.1 mg l(-1). P. ramosa showed to be slightly more sensitive than the other species of ...
Yanaka Kaoru - - 2012
Soy isoflavone is the generic name for the isoflavones found in soy. We determined the concentrations of 15 soy isoflavone species, including 3 succinyl glucosides, in 22 soy foods and isoflavone supplements by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The total isoflavone contents in 14 soy foods and 8 supplements ranged from ...
Goh V - - 2012
Novel biological therapies, including tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as sorafenib, improve the survival of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. However, assessment of therapeutic efficacy remains challenging with conventional imaging techniques such as ultrasonography, CT or MRI that predominantly rely on size change to detect a treatment response. A beneficial tumour ...
Schluessel V - - 2012
Object categorization is an important function of the visual system, quickly providing an animal with relevant information about its surrounding and current situation, as for example during predator detection. While the ability to categorize objects has already been observed in several vertebrate and even invertebrate species, no attempt has previously ...
Nammuni Isuru - - 2012
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) in patients with chronic kidney disease carries a significant risk of contrast-induced nephropathy. We report a case of CAS with adjunctive sonography to reduce the amount of contrast medium during angiography. A 71-year-old man presented with a symptomatic right carotid stenosis. He was selected for CAS ...
Kushnick Geoff - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Mothers receive childcare and productive assistance from allomaternal helpers in many societies. Although much effort has been aimed toward showing helper effects on maternal reproductive success, less has been directed toward highlighting the full range of potential effects on breeder behavior. I present a model of optimal maternal care ...
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