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Fritschi Cynthia C Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, - - 2013
Smoking is a leading risk factor for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), yet little is known about the interrelationships among smoking status, walking endurance, calf muscle tissue oxygenation, and quality of life in patients with PAD. The aim of this study was to explore the differences in factors associated with walking ...
Pan Hubert H Department of Radiation Oncology, Center for Advanced Radiotherapy Technologies, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, - - 2013
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a technique used to deliver high, ablative doses of radiation in a limited number of fractions to ≥1 extracranial target(s). Although recent studies have shown that SBRT provides effective local tumor control in medically inoperable early-stage lung cancer patients, its implementation in clinical practice ...
Carlson Beverly B School of Nursing, San Diego State University, California 92021, USA. - - 2013
Overall perceived health (OPH) is a powerful and independent predictor of negative health outcomes and low health-related quality of life. Overall perceived health is conspicuously low in patients with heart failure (HF). The purpose of this study was to determine the key predictors of OPH in persons with HF and ...
Hou Li L LL Department of Nursing, Putuo Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, - - 2013
Lower deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is one of the major complications of patients with tumors or patients undergoing major surgery. Electrical acupoint stimulation, an established technique of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), can be well combined with Western medicine to reduce the incidence of postoperative DVT, especially in elderly patients. The ...
Hoffman Amy J AJ College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA. - - 2013
In today's world, greater patient empowerment is imperative because 90 million Americans live with 1 or more chronic conditions such as cancer. Evidence reveals that healthy behaviors such as effective symptom self-management can prevent or reduce much of the suffering from cancer. Oncology nurses play a pivotal role in developing ...
Fadare Oluwole O Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA. - - 2012
Hepatocyte nuclear factor 1-beta (HNF1β) has recently emerged as a relatively sensitive and specific marker for ovarian clear cell carcinoma. The purpose of this study is to assess the diagnostic utility of this marker for endometrial clear cell carcinoma. Immunohistochemical analysis was performed on 75 endometrial tissues using a goat ...
Zilberberg Lior L Department of Cell Biology, New York University Langone School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, - - 2012
Fibrillin microfibrils are extracellular matrix structures with essential functions in the development and the organization of tissues including blood vessels, bone, limbs and the eye. Fibrillin-1 and fibrillin-2 form the core of fibrillin microfibrils, to which multiple proteins associate to form a highly organized structure. Defining the components of this ...
Yang Peizeng - - 2012
To present the manifestations of syphilitic uveitis in Chinese patients. This is a retrospective case series of 35 eyes of 19 patients with syphilitic uveitis. The data of these patients including complaints, ocular and systemic manifestations, human immunodeficiency virus status, results of auxiliary examinations, treatment, and follow-up were reviewed. Nineteen ...
Sangoi Ankur R AR Department of Pathology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. - - 2012
In a subset of cases, metastatic renal cell carcinoma can demonstrate significant morphologic overlap with germ cell neoplasms, making accurate diagnosis challenging. In such cases, immunohistochemistry is often used as an adjunct diagnostic tool. Expression of the putative renal cell carcinoma markers PAX-2, PAX-8, and hKIM-1 has been reported in ...
Matthews Alicia K - - 2012
African Americans continue to suffer disproportionately from cancer morbidity and mortality, with emerging evidence suggesting potential quality of life (QOL) disparities in the survivorship period. The objective of the study was to assess sociodemographic, clinical, and psychosocial factors associated with physical and mental health QOL (PHQOL and MHQOL) among African ...
Christopher Mark M Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA. - - 2012
To compare diabetic retinopathy (DR) referral recommendations made by viewing fundus images using a tablet computer with those made using a standard desktop display. A tablet computer (iPad) and a desktop computer with a high-definition color display were compared. For each platform, 2 retinal specialists independently rated 1,200 color fundus ...
Andriantsitohaina Ramaroson - - 2012
Understanding the role of oxidative injury will allow for therapy with agents that scavenge ROS (reactive oxygen species) and antioxidants in the management of several diseases related to free radical damage. The majority of free radicals are generated by mitochondria as a consequence of the mitochondrial cycle, whereas free radical ...
Batenburg Wendy W - - 2012
Tissue angiotensin generation depends on the uptake of circulating (kidney-derived) renin and/or its precursor prorenin [together denoted as (pro)renin]. Since tissue renin levels are usually somewhat higher than expected based upon the amount of (renin-containing) blood in tissue, an active uptake mechanism has been proposed. Several candidates have been evaluated ...
Gee David J - - 2012
Human leukaemic HL-60 cells are widely used for studying interactions involving adhesion molecules [e.g. P-selectin and PSGL-1 (P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1)] since their rolling behaviour has been shown to mimic the dynamics of leucocyte rolling in vitro. HL-60 cells are neutrophilic promyelocytes that can undergo granulocytic differentiation upon exposure to compounds ...
Rosca Elena Victoria EV Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. - - 2012
Peptides are receiving increasing attention as therapeutic agents due to their high binding specificity and versatility to be modified as targeting or carrier molecules. Particularly, peptides with antiangiogenic activity are of high interest because of their applicability to a wide range of cancers. In this study, we investigate the biological ...
Nguyen Alexander T AT Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, - - 2012
Plastic surgery training programs draw applicants directly from medical school (the "integrated path"), and they may also draw applicants who have completed other categorical training (the "independent path"). Much of the literature on applicant selection focuses on the integrated path. The authors sought to characterize the selection process of independent ...
Chong Tae T Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA. - - 2012
Growing numbers of men are presenting for consultation and potential postbariatric body contouring surgery. Due to concerns about whether men might have increased rates of complications or dissatisfaction with aesthetic surgery, the authors assessed their clinical experience with male patients. The authors examined male patients in their prospective database who ...
Kulkarni Anita R AR Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0340, USA. - - 2012
The national obesity epidemic is contributing to an increased proportion of overweight and obese breast cancer patients. The authors' purpose was to determine whether patterns of use and outcomes of reconstruction differed among obese and nonobese patients. The authors performed a 5-year follow-up survey of mastectomy-treated breast cancer patients from ...
Schmidt Karsten K Department of Trauma, Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany. - - 2012
Complex wounds of the distal third of the leg are challenging to treat. Despite free tissue transfer, local pedicled flaps such as the distally pedicled sural artery flap remain a valuable option. The authors conducted a retrospective comparison of the classical harvesting technique of the sural artery flap with a ...
Schwabegger Anton H AH Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, - - 2012
Adults are increasingly seeking surgical correction of pectus excavatum deformity, and the alternative custom-made silicone implant is not always desired or suitable. The paramount concern of female patients is the apparent strabism of their breasts. In some cases, the standard minimally invasive reconstruction of pectus excavatum procedure or a modified ...
Carty Matthew J MJ Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Center for Bioethics and Department of Medicine, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, USA. - - 2012
Facially disfigured blind patients have historically been considered for face transplantation with skepticism. Although no formal position paper regarding their exclusion has been published to date, functional, social, rehabilitative, and ethical concerns related to blind patients' candidacy for face transplantation may be inferred. The authors provide a summary of these ...
Butala Parag P Department of Plastic Surgery, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, - - 2012
Lipoaspirate centrifugation creates graded density of adipose tissue. High-density fat contains more vasculogenic cytokines and progenitor cells and has greater graft survival than low-density fat. The authors hypothesize that accelerating the bone marrow-derived progenitor cell response to injected low-density fat will improve its graft survival. Male 8-week-old FVB mice (n=60) ...
Bari Ali Sina AS Robert A. Chase Hand and Upper Limb Center, the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. - - 2012
Repairs of zone II flexor tendons have benefited in recent years from modifications involving suture technique and configuration. These advances, however, present new obstacles in resident training. A focused tutorial incorporating a practical, hands-on exercise and standardization of technique may offer an effective low-risk, low-cost strategy for overcoming these challenges. ...
Choi Matthew M Division of Plastic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, - - 2012
Frontal sinus cranialization is commonly indicated for posterior table fractures with significant comminution, displacement, or cerebrospinal fluid leaks. This study assessed the clinical outcomes of conservative management. A 10-year retrospective review of all frontal sinus fractures treated at a level 1 trauma center was performed using medical records and radiographic ...
Fisher Mark M Division of Plastic Surgery, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, - - 2012
Over the last several decades, there have been numerous advances in the fields of aesthetic, craniofacial, and microsurgery. Aesthetic units are no longer "skin deep" but are recognized as being composed of both soft and hard tissue. Indeed, hard tissue must complement the soft tissue to recreate the unit. In ...
Pannucci Christopher J CJ Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. - - 2012
Venous thromboembolism is an important patient safety issue. The authors sought to compare the predictive capacity of the 2005 and 2010 Caprini Risk Assessment Models for perioperative venous thromboembolism risk. The authors performed a retrospective, observational, crossover study using an established surgical outcomes database. A total of 3334 adult plastic ...
Spear Scott L SL Department of Plastic Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC 20007, USA. - - 2012
Late seromas surrounding breast implants are becoming an increasingly important issue in breast surgery. The authors report their experience with late seromas and describe their previous management options. A multicenter retrospective review of patients who developed late seromas (clinically presenting seromas without evidence of overt or documented infection more than ...
Agostini Tommaso T Department of Plastic and Reconstructive, Section of Histology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy. - - 2012
Autologous fat transplantation is among the surgical procedures performed most commonly by plastic surgeons for cosmetic and/or reconstructive purposes. In the procedure, autologous fat is harvested and infiltrated during the same operation, and the success of this procedure relies on harvesting and transferring viable adipocytes. This study was designed to ...
Chen Jian Q - - 2012
The present work involves the photocatalytic mineralization of glyphosate on a plug flow reactor by UV/TiO(2). The effect of catalyst loading shows an optimal value (0.4 g L(-1)) which is necessary to mineralize glyphosate. The kinetic rate of glyphosate mineralization decreases with the increasing initial concentration of glyphosate, and the ...
Karanasios Evangelos - - 2012
We studied the contribution of each of the components of a compost-based biomixture (BX), commonly used in Europe, on pesticide degradation. The impact of other key parameters including pesticide dose, temperature and repeated applications on the degradation of eight pesticides, applied as a mixture, in a BX and a peat-based ...
Lipworth Loren - - 2012
Conjectured associations between dietary acrylamide intake and cancer have been evaluated in more than 15 epidemiologic studies examining almost every major cancer site. We have critically reviewed the epidemiologic studies of estimated dietary acrylamide exposure and cancer. As substantially greater acrylamide exposure occurs through tobacco smoke than dietary exposure, we ...
Rached Eduardo - - 2012
Complication rates after the treatment of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) were retrospectively evaluated to identify possible risk factors. Twenty-six patients with SCFE underwent reduction and fixation with a single screw or multiple wires. The prevalence of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip or chondrolysis was 14.8 and 3.6%, respectively. ...
Kačániová Miroslava - - 2012
The aim of our study was the identification of grape, must and wine microbiota during the fermentation process using a classical microbiological method and Real-Time PCR. The changes in different groups of microorganisms were monitored in total counts of bacteria, lactobacilli and yeasts. Microbiological parameters were observed during the current ...
Pan Feng - - 2012
In the rabbit retina there are two types of horizontal cell (HC). A-type HCs (AHC) are axonless and extensively coupled via connexin (Cx)50 gap junctions. The B-type HC (BHC) is axon-bearing; the somatic dendrites form a second network coupled by gap junctions while the axon terminals (ATs) form a third ...
Lu Li A - - 2012
Carbofuran, one of the most toxic and biorefractory carbamate compounds, is widely used in insecticides in Taiwan (9-18% of total insecticides production per year). In the present study, a central composite design experiment was used to study the effect of photo-Fenton treatment on carbofuran solution and to optimize the process ...
Bicalho Simone T T - - 2012
Pesticides applied on sugarcane reach the subsoil of riparian forests and probably contaminate the river water. This work was conducted to learn about the phytoremediation of atrazine and subsoil contamination using the common riparian forest species of Cecropia hololeuca Miq. and Trema micranta (L.) Blum. These plants were grown in ...
Edwards Tara N - - 2012
The visual system of Drosophila is an excellent model for determining the interactions that direct the differentiation of the nervous system's many unique cell types. Glia are essential not only in the development of the nervous system, but also in the function of those neurons with which they become associated ...
Reddy Mageshni - - 2012
Interest in vegetable oil extracted from idioblast cells of avocado fruit is growing. In this study, five extraction methods to produce avocado oil have been compared: traditional solvent extraction using a Soxhlet or ultrasound, Soxhlet extraction combined with microwave or ultra-turrax treatment and supercritical fluid extraction (SFE). Traditional Soxhlet extraction ...
Guzman-Perez Carlos A - - 2012
Using a laboratory-scale mixed reactor, the performance of alumina in degrading 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid with ozone in the presence of tert-butyl alcohol radical scavenger was studied. The operating variables investigated were the dose of alumina catalyst and solution pH. Results showed that using ozone and alumina leads to a significant increase ...
Dal Bosco Tatiane C - - 2012
The application of swine wastewater to the soil for agricultural purposes results in the addition of total and dissolved organic matter to the soil, which may interfere with the dynamics of pesticides in the soil. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of the application of total ...
Caron Emmanuelle - - 2012
Livestock manure applied to agricultural land is one of the ways natural steroid estrogens enter soils. To examine the impact of long-term solid beef cattle (Bos Taurus) manure on soil properties and 17β-estradiol sorption and mineralization, this study utilized a soil that had received beef cattle manure over 35 years. ...
Ramos Ana S - - 2012
This study characterizes the cholinesterasic forms present in the bivalve Corbicula fluminea, through the analysis of differential affinity towards various substrates and inhibitors. This approach also permitted the validation of cholinesterase inhibition in the mentioned species for monitoring purposes by evaluating the inhibitory activity of a detergent (SDS) and a ...
Schaadt N S - - 2012
Membrane transporters catalyze the transport of small solute molecules across biological barriers such as lipid bilayer membranes. As the experimental annotation of which proteins transport which substrates is incomplete it is highly desirable to develop computational methods that can assist in the classification and substrate annotation of putative membrane transport ...
Pankaj - - 2012
In the present investigation, the bioefficacy of developed carbofuran formulations, with PEG-600 (7a, CP1) & PEG-900 (7b, CP2) @ 5, 10 and 20 ppm, along with commercial formulation of carbofuran 3G (CP0) were evaluated against the root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita infecting tomato (cv. Pusa Ruby) in pot and field conditions. ...
Wilczyńska-Piliszek Agata J - - 2012
The octanol-air partition coefficients (K(OA)) of all 209 PCt-ABs were determined computationally to fill gaps on their environmentally relevant physical and chemical properties. These properties have been determined using two computational approaches: the semi-empirical quantum chemistry method for property parameterization (PM6) of the molecular orbital package (MOPAC) and density functional ...
Polláková Jana - - 2012
There is an increasing need for rapid and easily interpreted in vitro assays to screen for possible cytotoxicity of pesticides. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of the carbamate insecticide bendiocarb on mammalian and insect cell cultures. The cytotoxicity of this insecticide was evaluated by cell ...
Perera Meenu N - - 2012
The present study demonstrates the important structural features of ceramide required for proper regulation, binding and identification by both pro-apoptotic and anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins. The C-4=C-5 trans-double bond has little influence on the ability of Bax and Bcl-xL to identify and bind to these channels. The stereochemistry of the ...
Fukumoto Taiki - - 2012
Angiotensin type 1 receptor (AT1R) antagonist and endothelin type A receptor (ET(A)R) antagonist were compared as regards their effects on ischemia-induced exocytotic or carrier-mediated norepinephrine (NE) release from cardiac sympathetic nerve endings. According to the Langendorff technique, isolated rat hearts were subjected to 20-minute or 40-minute global ischemia followed by ...
Kim Choon O - - 2012
This study was designed to determine whether genetic polymorphisms of multidrug-resistant protein 2 (ABCC2), organic anion transporting polypeptide 1B1 (SLCO1B1), and breast cancer resistance protein (ABCG2) have an effect on olmesartan pharmacokinetics in Korean subjects. Sixty-eight healthy male volunteers who participated in previous pharmacokinetics studies of olmesartan medoxomil (single dose, ...
Kelly Erin M - - 2012
Patients with bipolar disease are often not considered for hepatitis C virus (HCV) antiviral treatment and are excluded from clinical trials because of the risk of interferon-induced exacerbation of their underlying mood disorder. As this risk has not been well quantified in bipolar patients, we evaluated the safety and efficacy ...
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