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Hafner Franz - - 2012
Takayasu arteritis is a large vessel vasculitis among young women that affects the aorta and its branches. Disease-related subclavian or brachial obstructions can lead to hypotensive brachial blood pressure values. By contrast, arterial hypertension is also frequent in this disease, possibly unrecognized in case of solitary brachial blood pressure measurement. ...
Helbig Karla J - - 2012
Hepatitis C virus is an ever-increasing worldwide health problem with over 350,000 individuals succumbing to hepatitis C virus-related liver diseases each year. The ability to determine the outcome of an acute-phase illness may be useful in terms of implementing treatment strategies; however, to date, the predictive associations in the literature ...
Draht Muriel Xg - - 2012
Despite increasing knowledge on the biology, detection and treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC), the disease is still a major health problem. Hypermethylation of promoter regions of genes has been studied extensively as a contributor in CRC carcinogenesis. In addition, it is the topic of many studies focusing on biomarkers for ...
Boucheron Nicole - - 2012
ABSTRACT Members of the Tec kinase family (Tec, Btk, Itk, Rlk, and Bmx) play an important role during innate and adaptive immune responses, and mutations in Tec family kinases are linked with immunodeficiencies in humans and mice. Three members of the Tec kinase family are expressed in T cells (Tec, ...
Karnick Paula M - - 2012
The age-old battle of what to include in nursing education continues. Now this battle extends itself into nurse practitioner education with a slightly different twist. Abandoning nursing theory-guided education for the medical model leaves nurse practitioner education flat. In this author's academic experience, nursing theory was included in the curriculum. ...
DeMartini Wendy B - - 2012
Breast density is documented to reduce sensitivity and specificity of mammography. However, little is known regarding the effect of normal background parenchymal enhancement on accuracy of breast MRI. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of background parenchymal enhancement on MRI diagnostic performance. A review of our ...
Shariati-Rad Masoud - - 2012
Principal component analysis (PCA) was used to obtain information about the number of components in the complex formation equilibria of Co(2+) and Ni(2+) with glycine (Gly). In order to obtain a clearer insight into these complex formation systems, multivariate curve resolution-alternating least squares (MCR-ALS) was used. Using MCR-ALS as a ...
Contractor Kaiyumars K Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, London, - - 2012
Early markers of response to chemotherapy, measured by blood markers and imaging, may ultimately lead to tailored therapies that avoid cumulative toxicity. We performed a small pilot study to compare early changes in levels of circulatory tumor cells (CTCs) with changes in tumor proliferation, using metabolic imaging with [(18)F] 3´-deoxy-3´-fluorothymidine ...
Chhabra N - - 2012
Preschool children are dependent upon their parents for their dental care. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and beliefs of parents towards oral health and dental care of their children aged 1-4 years in an Indian population. Parents of 620 preschool children, who visited Krishna ...
Gevensleben Holger - - 2012
Neurofeedback (NF), a type of neurobehavioral training, has gained increasing attention in recent years, especially concerning the treatment of children with ADHD. Promising results have emerged from recent randomized controlled studies, and thus, NF is on its way to becoming a valuable addition to the multimodal treatment of ADHD. In ...
Morrow Mary R - - 2012
Fairness and justice in living the art of leading-following are explored from the perspective of the humanbecoming school of thought. In particular, fairness and justice are considered in light of the ideas of fostering integrity, being just, and trusting the process.
Butterfield J H - - 2012
Treatment of the hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) has advanced rapidly and prevention of end organ damage previously associated with the disorders is now possible in most patients who have had a timely diagnosis. Tried and true medications such as prednisone, hydroxyurea, and interferon-alpha (IFN-aα) continue to play a valuable role in ...
Chhabra Avneesh - - 2012
The sciatic nerve may normally exhibit mild T2 hyperintensity in MR neurography (MRN) images, rendering assessment of sciatic neuropathy difficult. The purpose of this case-control study was to evaluate whether a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the sciatic nerves and regional skeletal muscles increases the accuracy of MRN in detecting ...
Hajj-Chahine Jamil - - 2012
Bartonella henselae infection is typically associated with cat scratch disease. This microorganism can also lead to culture-negative infective endocarditis in immunocompromised patients. We present a rare case of a previously healthy 65-year-old man with B henselae-associated endocarditis of a prosthetic aortic root. All blood cultures, as well as cultures of ...
Hahn David W - - 2012
The first part of this two-part review focused on the fundamental and diagnostics aspects of laser-induced plasmas, only touching briefly upon concepts such as sensitivity and detection limits and largely omitting any discussion of the vast panorama of the practical applications of the technique. Clearly a true LIBS community has ...
Ferla Fabio La - - 2012
Background: Bisphosphonate (BP)-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is an unpredictable, debilitating adverse effect. Recently, genetic polymorphisms have arisen as promising tools to identify patients with a higher risk of drug-related adverse events. Aim: We aimed to examine the association between the aromatase polymorphism g.132810C>T, and the estrogen receptor polymorphisms ...
Gül Orkun - - 2012
This study aims to investigate whether bone microstructure is different between osteopenic and osteoporotic patients with femoral neck fracture. Fourteen patients (5 males, 9 females) with proximal femoral fracture following low energy trauma were included in the study. Patients with secondary osteoporosis and who received antiosteoporotic treatment prior to trauma ...
Cleaton-Jones P E - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Research involving human subjects requires approval by a research ethics committee before commencement. What appears to many researchers to be a daunting task can be relatively easy if approached sensibly. AIM: The aim of this paper is to offer advice to potential applicants for ethics approval of their research. ...
Noel Pierre - - 2012
The discovery of therapeutically relevant mutations involving platelet-derived growth factor receptors alpha and beta (PDGFRA and PDGFRB) changed the way we evaluate and treat patients with clonal eosinophilia. Despite our improved understanding of the pathobiology of clonal eosinophilia, more than 50% of patients are diagnosed with idiopathic disease, 10% to ...
Hunt Christopher H CH Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2012
The purpose of this article is to describe the trends of secondary interpretations, including the total volume and format of cases. This retrospective study involved all outside neuroradiology examinations submitted for secondary interpretation from November 2006 through December 2010. This practice utilizes consistent criteria and includes all images that cover ...
Zanetta Adrián - - 2012
Nasal obstruction in neonates is a potential fatal condition because of their exclusive nasal breathing. The most common congenital causes include choanal atresia, dermoid cyst, glioma and encephalocele. Choanal atresia is the most common congenital nasal anomaly. When bilateral, it presents with respiratory distress at birth. Unilateral atresia is manifested ...
Berenguer-Sanchez M J - - 2012
Electroencephalography is an important tool in the diagnosis of primary or secondary disorders of central nervous system, epilepsy is one of the most important. Sometimes normal electroencephalographic activity simulates epileptiform activity. This activity does not have pathological value and is considered a variant of normal brain activity. The main groups ...
Labiano-Fontcuberta A - - 2012
INTRODUCTION. Orthostatic tremor is a rare kind of tremor which is clinically characterised by a feeling of instability or being about to fall that is experienced on standing up, which disappears or improves on walking and is absent when sitting or lying down. AIM. To shed light on the main ...
Chintapalli Kedar N - - 2012
The purpose of this article is to discuss radiation dose during CT-guided interventions and to explain how radiologists can modify technical factors to minimize radiation doses. Scanner-displayed indexes of radiation exposure that are available during the procedure will be defined to increase awareness about CT radiation dose reduction during interventional ...
Lakhotia Siddharth - - 2012
Penetrating injuries of the aorta are rare and highly lethal; very few patients are able to reach the hospital alive. We report a case of penetrating injury into the ascending aorta with the arrow still in situ, shot by a bow in a tribal region of India. The wound of ...
Baba Hironori - - 2012
Although a severely calcified ascending aorta is encountered infrequently, it presents formidable problems during cardiac surgery. We describe a case of severe aortic valve stenosis and coronary artery disease combined with a severely calcified ascending aorta. The patient was an 80-year-old man with a calcified ascending aorta. He successfully underwent ...
Cillo Joseph E JE - - 2012
To evaluate the relation of specific cephalometric landmarks, body mass index, and the apnea-hypopnea index in patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and treated with functional upper airway surgery. This was a retrospective cohort analysis of 89 consecutive patients over a 3-year period diagnosed with overnight-attended polysomnogram-confirmed OSAS ...
Terwilliger Susan H - - 2012
In this paper the authors report the development and preliminary evaluation of the Rogerian-based Well-Being Picture Scale-Children's Version in a sample of 19 fourth and fifth grade students. Data was collected in conjunction with a larger study that examined childhood overweight and depression, and other measurements in the data set ...
Rahman Rubina - - 2012
: The purpose of the study is to establish the accuracy of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in visualizing the presence or absence of vitreopapillary adhesion. : This is a prospective, interventional case series based at Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, both district general hospitals in the United Kingdom. ...
Maldjian Pierre D - - 2012
The location, number, size, and configuration of intimal tears in aortic dissection have important therapeutic and prognostic implications. Planning of procedures to treat complications of aortic dissection may require precise delineation of the intimal tears. The purpose of this article is to illustrate the ability of MDCT using multiplanar image ...
Arreola-Torres Ramón - - 2012
A Fontan completion with a hybrid approach was performed on a 27-month-old girl with a univentricular heart. A large covered stent was placed between the inferior vena cava and the cavopulmonary anastomosis through a pericardial patch in the intracardiac fenestrated tunnel, circumventing the need for an occluder device for baffle ...
Johnson Kenneth P - - 2012
Glatiramer acetate (GA; Copaxone(®), Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc.), approved in the USA in 1996 and EU in 2001 as first-line treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, is now available in 51 countries and recently gained approval for delaying conversion to clinically definite multiple sclerosis in patients with clinically isolated syndromes. Over the ...
Tan Qiulin Q Department of Biological Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, - - 2012
Tetraethylammonium (TEA) is a potassium (K(+)) channel inhibitor that has been extensively used as a molecular probe to explore the structure of channels' ion pathway. In this study, we identified that Leu70 of the virus-encoded potassium channel Kcv is a key amino acid that plays an important role in regulating ...
Chalajour Fariba - - 2012
In this case report, we evaluated cellular structure and the growth potential of a porcine small intestinal submucosal patch used for pulmonary artery augmentation in a 20-day-old newborn with pulmonary atresia. The patch was resected 2 months postoperatively due to apparent abnormal wall thickening and evaluated by histologic and immunohistologic ...
Rao Ch V - - 2012
To evaluate the hepatoprotective potential of ethanolic (50%) extract of Ziziphus oenoplia (L.) Mill (Z. oenoplia) root against isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF) induced liver damage in animal models. Five groups of six rats each were selected for the study. Ethanolic extract at a dose of 150 and 300 mg/kg ...
Akkaya Semih - - 2012
This study aims to investigate the effects of clinical and demographic variables on functional status, patient satisfaction and quality of life following arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. Between January 2001 and December 2010, 98 patients (44 males, 54 females; mean age 52.1±12.5 years; range 18 to 88 years) who underwent arthroscopic partial ...
Gunson John - - 2012
The provision of healthcare is a major global preoccupation and there is a continuing challenge due to a growing demand with finite resources. The tensions at play mean that people and their quality of life, which ought to be the main value considered, can be given lower priority than aspects ...
Okumoto Sakiko - - 2012
Quantitative imaging in live cells is a powerful method for monitoring the dynamics of biomolecules at an excellent spatio-temporal resolution. Such an approach, initially limited to a small number of substrates for which specific dyes were available, has become possible for a large number of biomolecules due to the development ...
Akuthota Praveen P Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, - - 2012
Eosinophils are granulocytic innate immune cells whose presence is conspicuous in a variety of disease states, including eosinophilic hyperproliferative and infiltrative processes, as well as conditions associated with maladaptive Th2 inflammation. This review discusses the role of eosinophils in disease pathogenesis, including a consideration of relevant eosinophil biology. Eosinophilic disease ...
Piaru Suthagar Pillai - - 2012
Toinvestigate the anti-angiogenic activity and antioxidant properties of Myristica fragrans (M. fragrans) (nutmeg) and Morinda citrifolia (M. citrifolia)(mengkudu) oils. The nutmeg and megkudu essential oils were obtained by steam distillation. The antioxidant activities of both essential oils were determined by beta-carotene/linoleic acid bleaching assay and reducing power while the anti-angiogenic ...
Kerimo─člu Servet - - 2012
We evaluated the long-term radiological outcomes of the patients with Perthes disease who were conservatively treated with brace. Thirty-three hips of 27 skeletally mature patients (21 males, 6 females; mean age 25.2±3.4 years; range 20 to 32 years) treated with modified Thomas splint were included in this study. The results ...
Bultemeier Kaye I - - 2012
Nursing in Malawi has been predominately a technical trade and only recently has begun the transition to a profession with autonomy and advanced degree preparation. Nursing theories provide a framework for the evolution of nursing to an independent profession. Theories provide a means for the articulation of the nursing role ...
Borisjuk Ljudmilla - - 2012
Understanding the way in which plants develop, grow and interact with their environment requires tools capable of a high degree of both spatial and temporal resolution. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a technique which is able to visualize internal structures and metabolites, has the great virtue that it is non-invasive and ...
Mejia Rojelio - - 2012
High-grade eosinophilia can be a diagnostic dilemma, as the etiologies are extensive and varied. Hypereosinophilic syndromes (HES) are a group of heterogeneous disorders, many of which remain poorly defined. By definition, HES must be distinguished from other disorders with persistently elevated eosinophilia with a defined cause. Although marked eosinophilia worldwide ...
Rojas Carlos A - - 2012
In this article, we describe how we constructed a radiology teaching file that simulates real-life scenarios and discuss some of the advantages it affords. Using OsiriX imaging software and iWork Pages, we have created a HIPAA-compliant interstitial lung disease radiology teaching resource that allows the user to navigate through the ...
Bronstein Yulia Y Virtual Radiologic, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, USA. - - 2012
The purpose of this article is to determine how often unexpected (18)F-FDG PET/CT findings result in a change in management for patients with stage IV and clinically evident stage III melanoma with resectable disease according to conventional imaging. Thirty-two patients with oligometastatic stage IV and clinically evident stage III melanoma ...
Chen Jia-Min - - 2012
Hookworm infection is a relatively common cause of anemia in endemic areas. The most common hookworm species are Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus. In this report we present a case of overt gastrointestinal bleeding because of hookworm infection. Capsule endoscopy revealed many hookworms in the lumen of proximal jejunum where ...
Li Stella - - 2012
Studies have shown that in adult animals the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is a critical brain region involved in fear regulation, with the prelimbic (PL) subregion being important for fear expression. However, few studies have examined whether the PL cortex is also involved in fear expression in infant animals. Five ...
Chen Ran-Chou - - 2012
The objective of our study was to assess the association of hospital characteristics and diagnosis with repeated utilization of CT and MRI using the nationwide population-based Taiwan National Health Insurance database. All CT and MR examinations for all health care services-including inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services-performed during 2004 and 2005 ...
Allen Jared W - - 2012
The objective of our study was to evaluate the incidence of ovarian mal-descent in patients with and in those without müllerian duct anomalies. Multiplanar MRI examinations of patients with (n = 65) and those without (n = 64) congenital uterine anomalies were evaluated for ovarian size, position, follicle count, and ...
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