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de Jong Gabie M - - 2012
AbstractDuring the treatment of colorectal liver metastases, evaluation of treatment efficacy is of the utmost importance for decision making. The aim of the present study was to explore the ability of preclinical imaging modalities to detect experimental liver metastases. Nine male Wag/Rij rats underwent a laparotomy with intraportal injection of ...
Meissner Mark H - - 2012
The anticoagulant treatment of acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT) has been historically directed toward the prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism. However, such treatment imperfectly protects against late manifestations of the postthrombotic syndrome. By restoring venous patency and preserving valvular function, early thrombus removal strategies can potentially decrease postthrombotic morbidity. A ...
Perrin Mark Jonathan - - 2012
Ventricular fibrillation (VF) commonly ends in death. Isolated case reports describe the uncommon occurrence of spontaneous termination of VF. Torsades de pointes (TdP), a peculiar form of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia associated with a prolonged QT interval on the surface electrocardiogram, most often spontaneously terminates and then returns to the underlying ...
Wong Thomas K F - - 2012
Abstract Structural alignment is useful in identifying members of ncRNAs. Existing tools are all based on the secondary structures of the molecules. There is evidence showing that tertiary interactions (the interaction between a single-stranded nucleotide and a base-pair) in triple helix structures are critical in some functions of ncRNAs. In ...
Bernstein Neil E - - 2012
Background: The Medtronic Sprint Fidelis (Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA) lead family is associated with an unacceptable incidence of premature lead failure. There are limited data on risk factors for lead fracture. We hypothesized that factors leading to potential increased forces on the lead related to device implantation or technique ...
Cantor Dorothy W - - 2012
On November 19, 2011, Norine G. Johnson, the ninth woman to serve as president of the American Psychological Association (APA), lost a valiant battle with cancer. Norine's curiosity about her grandmother's strength led to much of her later work on the development of strength and resiliency in adolescent girls and ...
Shinzato Chuya - - 2012
The vivid coloration of corals depends on fluorescent proteins that include cyan (CFP), green (GFP) and red (RFP) fluorescent proteins, and a non-fluorescent blue/purple chromoprotein. We examined how many genes encoding fluorescent proteins are present in the recently sequenced genome of the coral Acropora digitifera. Based on molecular phylogenetic analysis, ...
Hoffmeister Peter - - 2012
Ultrasound imaging has been used in a range of cardiac interventions. We describe the use of intravascular ultrasound to assist in coronary sinus lead implantation in a patient where contrast venography was contraindicated. (PACE 2012;xx;e1-e3).
Grov Christian - - 2012
This study examined attitudes toward the most common place where men who have sex with men (MSM) met their recent male sex partners. In 2009-2010, MSM were surveyed in bars/clubs, bathhouses, and on Craigslist.org . We found strong but differential overlap between venue of recruitment and participants' most common place: ...
Feng Zhien - - 2012
The long-term survival rates for patients diagnosed with advanced head and neck cancer (HNC) remain poor. Many perplexing factors, including etiology and comorbidity, lead to different molecular malfunctions of HNC cells and determine the prognosis of the disease. Traditional diagnostic methods are limited in that they fail to provide an ...
Reay Rebecca E - - 2012
Abstract Postnatal depression (PND) usually causes distressing symptoms for sufferers and significant impairments in relationships. Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-G) provides the experienced therapist with a brief, focused, and manualized approach to helping women recover from the debilitating effects of PND. This paper describes the background and development of IPT-G for ...
Loai Yasir - - 2012
AbstractPositive T1 contrast using gadolinium (Gd) contrast agents can potentially improve detection of labeled cells on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Recently, gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) nanoparticles have shown promise as a sensitive T1 agent for cell labeling at clinical field strengths compared to conventional Gd chelates. The objective of this study ...
Martinez-Pomares Luisa - - 2012
This unit includes protocols for the analysis of the targeting properties of Fc chimeric proteins and antibodies in mice in vivo. We present procedures to prepare the reagents to be tested under endotoxin-free conditions, suitable injection sites, methodology for tissue collection, and processing, and labeling procedures to detect the injected ...
Rusner Marie - - 2012
The aim of this study was to elucidate the existential meaning of being closely related to a person with bipolar disorder. A qualitative, descriptive, and explorative design with a phenomenological meaning-oriented analysis was used. The findings reveal a paradoxical, existential exposure of close relatives to a person with bipolar disorder, ...
Nordeck Shaun M - - 2012
This article provides a detailed analysis comparing the educational requirements for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and radiologist assistants (RAs) working in radiology. The authors examine the curricular requirements as they pertain to radiology for each program and highlight the advantages and limitations of each within potential roles in radiology. A ...
Popov Todor A - - 2012
The proportion of patients visiting general practitioners (GPs), otorhinolaryngologists (ORLs), and allergologists (ALRGs) for nasal complaints is unknown but important in estimating the number of subjects with nasal symptoms bothersome enough to warrant physician consultations and assessing nasal pathological conditions' burden on a national health care system. The Symptoms of ...
Lai Chin-Ying - - 2012
Background: Breast cancer is currently the type of cancer with the highest annual incidence among women in Taiwan, resulting in a median age of death of 57 years. Nevertheless, the proportion of Taiwanese women with a history of mammographic screening is relatively low. The international literature associates participation in mammographic ...
Szanyi J - - 2012
SUMMARY: Visual-evoked potentials (VEPs) were used for objective testing of visual functions during treatment courses of Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) in adult patients in the Czech Republic. In 30 LNB patients with originally delayed VEP latencies, pattern-reversal (R-VEP) and motion onset (M-VEP) VEPs were repeatedly examined within 1 to 8 years. ...
Nedelkov Dobrin - - 2012
Mass spectrometry-based protein assays hold great promise for in vitro diagnostic testing. Technological advances in mass spectrometry have given rise to instruments and methods that are fully capable of automated and high-throughput protein assaying. Yet, the numerous steps involved in such assays can lead to difficulties in assay characterization and ...
Miyama Noriyuki - - 2012
AbstractMacrophage infiltration is a prominent feature of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) progression. We used a combined imaging approach with bioluminescence (BLI) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study macrophage homing and accumulation in experimental AAA disease. Murine AAAs were created via intra-aortic infusion of porcine pancreatic elastase. Mice were imaged ...
Agarwal Mayank Mohan - - 2012
To present our simplified technical modification of double-T continent cutaneous diversion (CCD) using Yang-Monti tubes. During 2008-2011, 8 adult patients underwent CCD; 4 had classical exstrophy, 2 bladder cancer, 1 recurrent vaginal cancer post-radiotherapy, and 1 prostate cancer with post-simple retropubic prostatectomy urethral stricture with incontinence. For reconstruction, a 45- ...
Churchman L Stirling - - 2012
Advances in sequencing technology have led to the development of many high-resolution methodologies that observe genomic activity and gene expression. This unit describes such an approach, native elongating transcript sequencing (NET-seq), which reveals the density of RNA polymerase across the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome with single-nucleotide resolution. A procedure for capturing ...
Li Xiaochen - - 2012
The population genetic structure and demographic history of the ground beetle Pheropsophus jessoensis (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from the Tsinling-Dabashan Mountains, central China were estimated using the mtDNACol-tRNALeu-mtDNAColl region as a molecular marker. 184 individuals from 25 local populations, were collected. The haplotype diversity (H (d)) of total and each individual sampled ...
Lee Mei-Hsiu - - 2012
Literature articles and clinical observation suggest disease and environmental factors as primary causes of the low self-esteem and stigmatization that typify most psychiatric patients. These patients are at risk of injury when subjected to inappropriate physical restraint. Hospital staffs, including nurses, are in immediate and close contact with psychiatric patients. ...
Tjiam Irene M - - 2012
To develop and evaluate a program for laparoscopic urologic skills (PLUS) to determine the face, content, and construct validation to achieve uniformity and standardization in training residents in urology. The PLUS consists of 5 basic laparoscopic tasks. Three tasks were abstracted from the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery program, and 2 ...
Yen Wan-Chuan - - 2012
Taiwan's multicultural population requires that nursing educators address and effectively manage trans-cultural healthcare issues. A longstanding lack of self-reflection on cultural issues has caused a gap between community nursing and the health needs of Taiwan's indigenous people. Taiwan's newer immigrant populations from Southeast Asia, Mainland China and elsewhere have added ...
McGarvey Michael L - - 2012
The aim of our study was to analyze the neurophysiologic monitoring method with regard to its potential problems during thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic open or endovascular repair. Furthermore, preventive strategies to the main pitfalls with this method were developed. Between November 2000 and May 2007, in 97 cases, open surgery ...
Hong Matthew K H - - 2012
•  To evaluate the accuracy of calculated prostate volume variables in a radical prostatectomy (RP) cohort, as many recent studies use these measures of prostate size instead of prostate weight. •  To determine whether this accuracy could be improved by modifying the mathematical model used in the volume estimation. •  ...
Bathala Lokesh - - 2012
To assess the relationship between the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the ulnar nerve by ultrasound (US) with clinical and electrophysiologic findings in Hansen ulnar neuropathy. Twenty-one patients (42 arms) with Hansen disease (mean age 30.0 ± 12.97, range 13-61 years, borderline tuberculoid 29%, borderline lepromatous, 19% lepromatous leprosy 42%, and ...
Ristau Benjamin T - - 2012
The reference standard treatment of upper tract urothelial carcinoma is open radical nephroureterectomy. Many centers have advocated less-invasive treatment modalities. We reviewed contemporary treatments of upper tract urothelial carcinoma and their outcomes. A MEDLINE search was conducted for all relevant published data during the past 15 years. Endoscopic management is ...
Digiovanni Jerome - - 2012
Cloning and characterization of synaptic vesicle proteins and their binding counterparts on the presynaptic plasma membrane have greatly advanced our understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the synaptic vesicle cycle and neurotransmitter release. This unit discusses multidisciplinary approaches to characterize proteins from synaptosome-enriched subcellular fractions and localize them within ...
Ischia Joseph J - - 2012
•  To assess the patient and cancer characteristics as well as outcomes of a large cohort of Australian men who chose active surveillance (AS) as initial management of their low-risk prostate cancer. •  Men treated by one surgeon who had chosen AS as the primary management for prostate cancer were ...
Sudo Ryusuke - - 2012
To evaluate the effects of sex steroids on silvering in the Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica, the development of oocytes, eye size, digestive tract, and swim bladder were studied in relation to observations of the profiles of plasma levels of sex steroids (estradiol 17β, E2; testosterone, T; 11-ketotestosterone; 11-KT) during silvering ...
Sarma Asha - - 2012
There is contention within the medical community surrounding imaging self-referral, in which providers refer patients to imaging facilities from which they receive financial returns. Controversy surrounds the assertion that self-referral leads to overutilization, or the application of imaging resources and services in situations in which patients are unlikely to benefit. ...
Projects Amcp Special - - 2012
In the last 2 decades, health care management has been challenged by more aggressive therapy, the increased number of specialty medications, and more stringent guidelines to monitor adverse events or health risk. To promote patient safety, various communication requirements are mandated to increase the risk awareness of patients and physicians. ...
Fukayama Hiroshi - - 2012
The effects of overexpression of Rubisco activase on photosynthesis were studied in transgenic rice expressing barley or maize Rubisco activase. Immunoblot and SDS-PAGE analyses showed that transgenic lines from both gene constructs expressed the foreign Rubisco activase at high levels. The activation state of Rubisco in transgenic lines was slightly ...
Kuo Chia-Hui - - 2012
The health of urban community residents is an issue of growing concern due to ecological degredation, increasingly extreme changes in weather, the growing prevalence of economic downturns, and chronic population structure imbalances (e.g., rising elderly and unmarried populations, low birth rates, and rising immigrant populations) around the globe. Although the ...
Psoter Walter J - - 2012
Purpose: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important treatment outcome for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients. By ascertaining the most important HNC HRQOL issues, research and practice can be directed toward enhancing patient QOL. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study of 46 ENT clinic HNC patients in Puerto ...
Lang Moritz - - 2012
Complex microscopy protocols, e.g., to dynamically track multiple signals in living cells under different conditions, are becoming more common. However, the implementation of complex protocols on modern, motorized microscopes often requires their reformulation into low-level machine language. This recoding is a time-consuming and error-prone task that often requires advanced programming ...
Johansson Maria - - 2012
The primary aim of the present study was to investigate if methods derived from environmental psychology can be used to study the qualities of the physical environment of supported housing facilities for persons with psychiatric disabilities. Three units of analysis were selected: the private area, the common indoor area, and ...
Mimura Hiroshi - - 2012
This case report describes the orthodontic treatment with autotransplantation and bone grafting of the lost maxillary alveolus for a patient injured in a traffic accident. This patient had a severe skeletal Class III relationship because of the loss of 6 maxillary teeth and the adjacent alveolar bone. Autotransplantation of mandibular ...
Baskol Gülden - - 2012
We aimed to determine the importance of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of restless legs syndrome (RLS) by quantification of advanced oxidation protein products and total thiol levels (as markers of oxidative protein damage), nitric oxide levels (as an antioxidant and endothelial function), and malondialdehyde levels (as a marker of ...
Keith Douglas R - - 2012
: Maternal breast milk is considered the nutritional "gold standard" for all infants, especially premature infants. However, preterm mothers are at risk of not producing adequate milk. Multiple factors affect the production of milk, including stress, fatigue, and the separation of the breastfeeding dyad-for example, when mother or infant is ...
Rissanen Marja-Liisa - - 2012
This study focused on the views of Finnish nurses in regards to providing help for adolescents who self-mutilate. Nine nurses participated, and when the interviews and written descriptions were qualitatively analysed, four main categories of information emerged. The first category comprises the nurses' views on self-mutilation. The second category describes ...
Miyazawa Hideyuki - - 2012
Placozoans are marine invertebrates found in tropical and subtropical waters. Their body plan is among the simplest of free-living animals. The present study determined the mitochondrial genome sequence of a placozoan collected on the coast of Shirahama, Wakayama, Honshu, Japan, and compared it with those of Trichoplax adhaerens from the ...
Villanti Andrea - - 2012
Tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of death in the United States. Associations between cigarette smoking and HIV risk behaviors were examined among 669 injection drug users (IDU) in the 2006 wave of the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System in Baltimore, Maryland, using respondent-driven sampling. The adjusted prevalence of ...
Simon Witold - - 2012
Abstract The New Experience for Survivors of Trauma (NEST) is a group psychotherapy intervention for clients traumatized by consequences of abuse, neglect, and pregnancy loss. This multiple site study is the first investigation of its effectiveness. Ninety outpatients from a naturalistic setting completed the Symptom Checklist and the Sense of ...
Starner Catherine I - - 2012
Prior authorizations (PA) are intended to promote safe and cost-effective medication use. Unwanted outcomes may occur, however, such as a patient forgoing drug therapy after a PA. The label for rosiglitazone was revised in November 2007 to include the warning of contraindicated use with nitrates or insulin, creating an opportunity ...
Ozkurt Zeynep - - 2012
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the fracture strength of experimental hollow and solid design zirconia dowels. Materials and Methods: Three types of dowels (fiber-reinforced composite [FRC], hollow design, and solid design zirconia dowels) were tested in the study (n = 10). A three-point bending method was ...
Bagnol Didier - - 2012
Obesity results from a complex interplay between a susceptible genotype and an environment that both promotes increased caloric intake and enables sustained decreases in energy expenditure. One commonly employed approach to modeling obesity in preclinical species is the diet-induced obese (DIO) rodent. Here, theoretical and practical considerations for producing obese ...
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