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Tayyari Farnoosh - - 2012
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of human infections worldwide. There is currently no effective vaccine or antiviral therapy available for widespread clinical use; prophylaxis with anti-RSV antibodies is used in only a small percentage of potential recipients. New targets for effective RSV interventions are needed. Previous anti-RSV ...
Vromans Lyn - - 2012
ABSTRACT: The Multidimensional Loss Scale (MLS) represents the first instrument designed specifically to index Experience of Loss Events and Loss Distress across multiple domains (cultural, social, material, and intrapersonal) relevant to refugee settlement. Recently settled Burmese adult refugees (N = 70) completed a questionnaire battery, including MLS items. Analyses explored ...
Potera Carol - - 2012
Applying new study results can prevent unnecessary scans.
Lohani-Chase Rama - - 2012
Utilizing feminist film theory, critical reviews, and viewer responses, this article examines visual representations of transgressive sexuality in two diasporic Indian women's films: Kamasutra: A Tale of Love by Mira Nair, and Fire by Deepa Mehta. The article draws from research on ancient discourses on sexuality in India to argue ...
Navia J L - - 2012
The radial artery has become the artery of choice after the internal thoracic artery for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This study compares wound healing and arm complications after endoscopic versus open radial artery harvesting for CABG. From January 2002 to July 2004, 509 patients underwent CABG in which a ...
Sigal Leonard H - - 2012
ABSTRACT: In physiological systems, for every "yang," there must be a "yin," for uncontrolled systems can run amok. This is the case for the T-cell compartment of the immune system, where activation must be modulated, dampened, and ultimately reversed; to not apply the brakes leads to dire consequences. In less ...
Kurajoh Masafumi - - 2012
Although hyperuricemia is suggested to increase allantoin production in both pro- and antioxidant manners, it remains undetermined whether it increases the serum concentration of allantoin. In addition, since uric acid has both pro- and antioxidant actions, a decrease in the serum concentration of uric acid may have an effect on ...
Rossi Antonio - - 2012
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. All drugs available for the treatment of lung cancer reached the market after reporting positive results from pivotal clinical studies. However, in these trials not all patient subgroups are adequately represented, with some discrepancies reported in patients' accrual especially concerning ...
Kayser John W - - 2012
More than 1 million people in the United States use home oxygen therapy and its demand is growing. However, there are dangers associated with its use, such as burns and home fires, and smoking is the most common cause of these incidents. As a result, home healthcare nurses feel intense ...
Kniemeyer H W - - 2012
Spontaneous recanalization of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is rarely observed. Mainly case reports are published. Most often early recanalization occurs within days or weeks and only a few cases of late recanalization months or years after detected occlusion are reported. Symptomatic bilateral ICA occlusion is regarded as an acceptable ...
Oertel-Knöchel Viola - - 2012
ABSTRACT: This is the first study to combine psychometric and functional neuroimaging methods to study altered patterns of autobiographical memory in bipolar disorder (BD). All participants were interviewed with an expanded version of the Bielefelder Autobiographical Memory Inventory (Bielefelder Autobiographisches Gedächtnis Inventar 2004;Lisse: Swets and Zeitlinger). We then acquired functional ...
Pelclova Daniela - - 2012
Context. Cobalt intoxication has become more frequent due to the wide use of metal hip implants. Case details. A 56-year-old male patient underwent total hip prosthesis, with a ceramics-on-ceramics implant. Almost 3 years later, it was replaced by metal implant containing cobalt, chromium, and titanium. He developed weight loss, heart, ...
Jaw Jen Erh - - 2012
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disorder that affects 300 million people worldwide and is responsible for 3 million deaths annually. Currently, there are no accepted biomarkers of COPD, which has impaired drug development and management of patients with COPD. Pneumoproteins, which are proteins synthesized predominantly in the ...
Silverpil Elin - - 2012
Asthma is perceived as a heterogeneous disease with several clinical phenotypes and triggering factors. In general, cytokines from T-helper 2 cells are believed to be critical contributors of asthma. In recent years, IL-17, another T-helper lymphocyte-associated cytokine, has been put forward as another potentially important mediator of asthma. Currently, several ...
Vellante Marcello - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Unusual subjective experiences are relatively common in the general population and have been associated with an increased level of vulnerability to psychosis. The current study aimed to a) determine the distribution of hallucination-like experiences (HLEs) in a community sample of young adults, b) investigate their dimensional subtypes, and c) ...
Macsali Ferenc - - 2012
Gender differences in respiratory health have, in recent years, been the focus of considerable scientific effort. This paper reviews recent literature on respiratory health in women in relation to age at menarche, menstrual cycle, irregular menstruation, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause and exogenous sex hormones. This literature provides substantial evidence that ...
Van Den Berg J C - - 2012
In-stent restenosis after endovascular treatment of stenotic and occlusive disease of the infrainguinal arteries is still a clinical challenge. In this paper an overview of the current status of drug-eluting balloon technology and results of clinical trials with drug-eluting balloon angioplasty is given. Furthermore a case series of 10 patients ...
Cantón-Cortés David - - 2012
ABSTRACT: The present study examined the role of attributions of blame for child sexual abuse (CSA) in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The interactive effects of attribution of blame with characteristics of abuse on PTSD were studied. A sample of 151 female victims of CSA participated in the study. Self-blame ...
Adetona Olorunfemi - - 2012
Public transport vehicle drivers, especially in highly polluted or trafficked areas, are exposed to high levels of air pollutants. In this study, we assessed the influence of traffic on levels of hydroxy polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (OH-PAHs) in commercial bus drivers in Trujillo, Peru, by measuring the within-shift changes in the ...
Carter David - - 2012
A reinvigorated campaign aims to eliminate non-medically indicated deliveries before 39 weeks.
Torsello G F - - 2012
The aim of the present article is to describe a new thoracic stent graft (Zenith TX2 Low-Profile TAA Endovascular Graft). Feasibility of endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms depends on several anatomic factors. A primary limitation is an adequate arterial approach. Since most currently used endografts require large introducer sheaths, ...
Rosenberg Karen - - 2012
Studies reveal improvements in risk management, adherence, and perceptions of care.
Maor Maya - - 2012
This article follows Charlotte Cooper's call to widen fat studies scholarship to contexts outside the United States, and Adrianne Hill's call to locate historically specific connections between lesbian communities and promotion of fat acceptance. Three in-depth interviews were conducted with Jewish-Israeli fat women. Through the development of their ability to ...
Young Judith S - - 2012
Home care and hospice clinicians are increasingly working with patients for whom English is not their primary language. Provision of culturally respectful and acceptable patient-centered care includes both an awareness of cultural beliefs that influence the patient's health and also the ability to provide the patient with health information in ...
Setacci F - - 2012
Although several randomized trial and monocentric study reported good results EVAR of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), the long-term results of EVAR is still debated for the incidence of complication and the necessity of reintervention and or surgical conversion. The aim of the present study was to generate a score to ...
Kinoshita Kuni - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Whether a low body mass index (BMI) is directly associated with a high risk of suicidal ideation or self-harming behavior in adolescents is still inconclusive. This study has, therefore, evaluated the relevance of BMI to suicidal ideation and self-harming behavior after controlling for body weight perception (BWP) and other ...
Jerome-Dʼemilia Bonnie - - 2012
With shrinking charity care subsidies, who will care for those excluded from health care reform's benefits?
Shi Chunhua - - 2012
Penicillium chrysogenum clade 4, is a common mold on damp building materials. A capture ELISA assay for the major allergen from P. chrysogenum Pch52 has been developed and tested in house dust samples and potential cross-reactivity examined. Minimal cross-reactivity with other relevant indoor fungi was observed for the assay following ...
St Pierre Melissa - - 2012
Under what conditions do lesbians disclose their sexual orientation to primary healthcare providers? A review of the literature was undertaken to answer this question and to provide insight into the ways healthcare professionals can play an active role assisting their lesbian patients in "coming out." Thirty empirical studies met the ...
Dexter D - - 2012
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has rapidly become a viable and accepted treatment option for atherosclerotic aortic aneurysms as well as a variety of other aortic pathologies including ulcers, dissection, coarctation and disruption. Left subclavian artery (LSA) coverage is often necessary to achieve proximal seal in up to 40% of ...
Hadji Peyman - - 2012
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSF), are available for prevention of neutropenia and reduction of its complications in cytostatic chemotherapy. The purpose of this analysis was to determine the consumption rates for various G-CSF and to compare outpatient medication costs per patient and treatment cycle. Prescription data of statutory health insurance members ...
Fransson Bo - - 2012
The novel Type B gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABAB)-receptor agonist lesogaberan (AZD3355) has been evaluated as an add-on to proton pump inhibitor treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease, but the effect of food on the bioavailability of this compound has not been assessed. In this openlabel crossover study, healthy males received single 100 ...
David Anthony S - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Improving insight in patients with schizophrenia and related disorders is a worthwhile goal. Previous work has suggested that patients' insight may improve if they see videos of themselves taken when ill. Our aim was to test the hypothesis that schizophrenia patients improve their insight after viewing videos of themselves ...
Punyawudho Baralee - - 2012
Mycophenolic acid (MPA) has become the first-line drug therapy for proliferative lupus nephritis, a common and serious complication of systemic lupus erythematosus. Although a sufficient MPA exposure is required, a high interindividual variability in the pharmacokinetics of MPA has been observed. The knowledge of MPA pharmacokinetics in lupus nephritis patients ...
McRobbie D W - - 2012
This article reviews occupational exposure in clinical MRI; it specifically considers units of exposure, basic physical interactions, health effects, guideline limits, dosimetry, results of exposure surveys, calculation of induced fields and the status of the European Physical Agents Directive. Electromagnetic field exposure in MRI from the static field B(0), imaging ...
O'Regan K - - 2012
MRI in the neonate poses significant challenges associated with patient transport and monitoring, and the potential for diminished image quality owing to patient motion. The objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of a dedicated MR-compatible incubator with integrated radiofrequency coils in improving image quality of MRI studies ...
Shim S S - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to review radiological images of patients with Paragonimus westermani (PW) that simultaneously involved the chest and abdomen. Our study included four patients with serologically and histopathologically confirmed paragonimiasis. Abdomen CT (n=3) and chest CT (n=3) scans were available, and abdominal wall ultrasonography was performed ...
Bull M D - - 2012
A 69-year-old male was referred from the renal unit to radiology for investigation of bleeding per rectum. A CT mesenteric angiogram was performed. However, it was noted on the pre-contrast images that the large bowel contained positive oral contrast media. The procedure was abandoned as it would have been difficult ...
Scuffham J W - - 2012
An 80-year-old male with recurrent thyroid cancer and a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube in situ was referred for radioiodine therapy and was administered 5510 MBq I-131 sodium iodide intravenously. Sequential whole-body images taken over the subsequent 7 days for dosimetric evaluation revealed an area of persistent high uptake in ...
Karaosmanoglu A D - - 2012
The presence of a small amount of macroscopic fat is not unusual in the hilar region of normal lymph nodes. However, abundant replacement of the lymph node with fat is highly unusual and may appear as metastatic lymph node disease in the course of fat-predominant liposarcomas or in the case ...
Cha J G - - 2012
Intra-osseous haemangioma is a rare, benign neoplasm that usually involves the vertebrae and craniofacial bones. Furthermore, its occurrence in the long bones is extremely rare. We report the findings of fluorine-18-fludeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT and MRI in a patient with intra-osseous haemangioma in the proximal tibia, who was ...
Gil-Bello D - - 2012
We report a case of histologically confirmed biliary hamartomatosis with calcifications studied by CT.
Li Bin - - 2012
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is the etiologic agent of porcine circovirus-associated disease. Here, we first report the complete genome sequence of PCV2 strain JSTZ, which was isolated from piglet stool samples and is highly prevalent in China. It will help in understanding the epidemiology and molecular characteristics of PCV2.
Maan Narender S - - 2012
We report the full-genome sequence of an Indian isolate of bluetongue virus serotype 1 (BTV-1), strain IND1992/01. This is the first report of the entire genome sequence (Seg-1 to Seg-10) of an Eastern (e) strain of BTV-1. These sequence data provide a reference for BTV-1e that will help to define ...
Yanagita Yutaka - - 2012
Based on the goal of delivering innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products to cancer patients for whom no effective treatments exist, Astellas is focusing its efforts on a strategy of precision medicine in its drug discovery which is carried out at three research sites with diversity in their research platforms and ...
Jayawardane Pradeepa - - 2012
Respiratory failure in acute organophosphate (OP) poisoning can occur early and also relatively late in the clinical course, and the pathophysiology of respiratory failure at these different phases may have important clinical implications. Objective. To compare the electrophysiological findings in patients with early and late respiratory failure following acute OP ...
Volkova Evgeniya - - 2012
Rio Bravo virus (RBV) is a member of the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus. It belongs to a group of viruses in the genus with no known vector. In this report, we analyze the complete genome of the prototype RBV, strain M64.
Ko E S - - 2012
Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma is an extremely rare lymphoma subtype. We describe the mammographic and ultrasonographic findings in a 51-year-old male patient who suffered from a palpable lump caused by this rare disease.
Anil G - - 2012
Surgery is the standard treatment for the extremely rare pathology of isolated anomalous systemic arterial supply to normal lung (ISSNL). We describe our experience with this anomaly in a 29-year-old male presenting with recurrent haemoptysis that was successfully treated with a combination of metallic coils and cyanoacrylate glue. In addition ...
Tatewaki Y - - 2012
Reports on the MRI findings of cerebral corticosubcortical lesions in osmotic myelinolysis (OM) are rare despite several pathological descriptions of this involvement. We report two patients with subcortical lesions associated with OM that were characteristically distributed along the crowns and sides of the cerebral gyri on T(2) weighted or fluid-attenuated ...
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