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Miyoshi-Akiyama Tohru - - 2012
We report the completely annotated genome sequence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Erdman (TMC 107; ATCC 35801), which is a well-known laboratory strain of M. tuberculosis.
Tost Frank - - 2012
A large number of artificial tears is widely used to treat dry eye symptoms. To test the efficacy of these drugs independent of individual parameters in vitro models are required. As described previously, we employed a reproducible in vitro cell culture system to evaluate the desiccation protection capability of some ...
Thompson-Hom Amy L - - 2012
Objective-To determine whether an applanation tonometer and rebound tonometer can be used to detect similar intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements in eyes of dogs undergoing phacoemulsification. Animals-24 dogs (40 eyes) undergoing elective phacoemulsification. Procedures-IOP measurements were obtained from each eye by use of both the rebound tonometer and applanation tonometer. Central ...
Xie Bin-Bin - - 2012
There are over 30 species in the marine bacterial genus Pseudoalteromonas. However, our knowledge about this genus is still limited. We sequenced the genomes of type strains of seven species in the genus, facilitating the study of the physiology, adaptation, and evolution of this genus.
Barr Richard G - - 2012
Breast elastography is a new sonographic technique that provides additional characterization information on breast lesions over conventional sonography and mammography. This technique provides information on the strain or hardness of a lesion, similar to a clinical palpation examination. Two techniques are now available for clinical use: strain (compression-based elastography) and ...
Krousel-Wood Marie - - 2012
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012; 14:277-283. ©2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Medication prescribing practice changed following the publications of the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) in 2002 and the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure ...
Farina Junior Jayme A - - 2012
Today it is known that severe burns can be accompanied by the phenomenon of vasoplegic syndrome (VS), which is manifested by persistent and diffuse vasodilation, hypotension and low vascular resistance, resulting in circulatory and respiratory failure. The decrease in systemic vascular resistance observed in VS is associated with excessive production ...
Marcelín-Jiménez Gabriel - - 2012
Background: Nitazoxanide (NTZ) is used for the treatment of gastrointestinal tract colonization by anaerobic bacteria, viruses and other pathogens that represent a major cause of morbidity in Latin America. The aim of the present work was to develop and validate a UPLC-MS/MS method for the selective quantification of tizoxanide (TZN, ...
Tekedar Hasan C - - 2012
Flavobacterium columnare is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, motile, and highly prevalent fish pathogen causing columnaris disease in freshwater fish worldwide. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of F. columnare strain ATCC 49512.
Rauch Stefan - - 2012
Intra-vesical pressure measurement as the reference standard for assessing intra-abdominal pressures is mainly indirect and discontinuous. We therefore evaluated a motility capsule for continuous intra-abdominal pressure measurement in an animal model with a high probability for capillary leakage and intestinal edema. Motility capsules were inserted into the stomachs of 8 ...
McIlwraith C Wayne - - 2012
Objective-To assess clinical, radiographic, histologic, and biochemical effects of sodium pentosan polysulfate (NaPPS) administered IM for treatment of experimentally induced osteoarthritis in horses. Animals-18 horses. Procedures-Osteoarthritis was induced arthroscopically in 1 middle carpal joint of all horses. Nine horses received NaPPS (3 mg/kg, IM) on study days 15, 22, 29, ...
King Sarah E - - 2012
Current measures used to determine sentence recognition abilities in cochlear implant recipients often include tests with one talker and one rate of speech. Performance with these measures may not accurately represent the speech recognition abilities of the listeners. Evaluation of cochlear implant performance should include measures that reflect realistic listening ...
Janeczek Susan - - 2012
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to compare Doppler velocimetric indices between the left and right intra-abdominal umbilical arteries in normally grown and growth-restricted fetuses. Methods- In this cross-sectional study, Doppler indices of the intra-abdominal segment of the left and right umbilical arteries were measured lateral to the fetal ...
Antonijevic Djordje - - 2012
Objective: According to the ISO, the radiopacity of luting cements should be equal to or greater than that of aluminum. The aim of this in vitro study was to determine the radiopacity of 13 commercially available dental luting cements and compare them with human enamel and dentin. Method and Materials: ...
Balaskas Konstantinos - - 2012
The purpose of this pilot study is to compare the efficacy and tolerance of azithromycin alone as opposed to standard treatment with sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine for active, non-vision-threatening toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis. We conducted a prospective, randomized, institutional clinical study comparing azithromycin to sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine for active, non-vision-threatening toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis. Nineteen ...
Conner Bobbi J - - 2012
Objective-To evaluate the effect of acepromazine maleate administered IV on platelet function assessed in healthy dogs by use of a modified thromboelastography assay. Animals-6 healthy adult mixed-breed dogs. Procedures-Dogs received each of 3 treatments (saline [0.9% NaCl] solution [1 to 2 mL, IV] and acepromazine maleate [0.05 and 0.1 mg/kg, ...
White Jane V - - 2012
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) recommend that a standardized set of diagnostic characteristics be used to identify and document adult malnutrition in routine clinical practice. An etiologically based diagnostic nomenclature that incorporates a current understanding of the role ...
Kilinc Evren - - 2012
Objective: Laser-assisted gingivectomies are performed in proximity to teeth, existing restorations, and implants. In case of accidental exposures, a detrimental surface defect may cause failure. Surface interactions should be evaluated for safety margin determination of certain laser-material combinations. The purpose of this in vitro study was to assess the microscopic ...
Pusterla Nicola - - 2012
Objective-To determine the efficacy of an avirulent Lawsonia intracellularis vaccine in preventing proliferative enteropathy in weanling foals. Animals-12 healthy weanling foals. Procedures-Foals were randomly assigned to a vaccinated, nonvaccinated, or control group. Vaccinated foals received an avirulent porcine L intracellularis frozen-thawed vaccine intrarectally 60 and 30 days prior to experimental ...
Aikawa Chihiro - - 2012
Streptococcus mutans is the major pathogen of dental caries and occasionally causes infective endocarditis. Here we report the complete genome sequence of serotype k S. mutans strain LJ23, which was recently isolated from the oral cavity of a Japanese patient.
Roh Hanseong - - 2012
The metabolic fate of 3,6-anhydro-L-galactose (L-AHG) is unknown in the global marine carbon cycle. Vibrio sp. strain EJY3 is an agarolytic marine bacterium that can utilize L-AHG as a sole carbon source. To elucidate the metabolic pathways of L-AHG, we have sequenced the complete genome of Vibrio sp. strain EJY3.
Knežević Miroslav M - - 2012
There has been only 1 study on postoperative pain after external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) that compared pain between 2 groups of patients; 1 group received local anesthesia and the other received general anesthesia. To further characterize the relationship between these 2 types of anesthesia and postoperative pain, we designed a study ...
Henao-Guerrero Natalia - - 2012
Objective-To identify ventilatory protocols that yielded good image quality for thoracic CT and hemodynamic stability in cats. Animals-7 healthy cats. Procedures-Cats were anesthetized and ventilated via 4 randomized protocols (hyperventilation, 20 seconds [protocol 1]; single deep inspiration, positive inspiratory pressure of 15 cm H(2)O [protocol 2]; recruitment maneuver [protocol 3]; ...
Robinson Elizabeth J - - 2012
For pediatric cochlear implant (CI) users, CI processor technology, map characteristics, and fitting strategies are known to have a substantial impact on speech perception scores at young ages. It is unknown whether these benefits continue over time as these children reach adolescence. To document changes in CI technology, map characteristics, ...
Tan Sinan - - 2012
Objectives- This study aimed to determine the frequency of a persistent yolk sac in pregnancies at 12 to 13 weeks and to investigate whether a persistent yolk sac is associated with an adverse gestational outcome. Methods- This study reviewed a total of 282 women who had normal singleton pregnancies with ...
Mardas Nikos - - 2012
Objective: To evaluate the healing events in degree III furcation defects in dogs following the application of the combination of an enamel matrix derivative with a biphasic calcium phosphate (Emdogain Plus). Method and Materials: Seventeen degree III furcation defects, 5 mm high and 4 mm wide, were created in 9 ...
Shiel R E - - 2012
Objective: To assess the value of thyroid scintigraphy to determine thyroid status in dogs with hypothyroidism and various non-thyroidal illnesses. Methods: Thyroid hormone concentrations were measured and quantitative thyroid scintigraphy performed in 21 dogs with clinical and/or clinicopathological features consistent with hypothyroidism. Results: In 14 dogs with technetium thyroidal uptake ...
Osiro Stephen - - 2012
Subclavian 'steal' phenomenon is a function of the proximal subclavian artery (SA) steno-occlusive disease, with subsequent retrograde blood flow in the ipsilateral vertebral artery (VA). The symptoms from the compromised vertebrobasilar and brachial blood flows constitute the subclavian steal syndrome (SSS), and include paroxysmal vertigo, drop attacks and/or arm claudication. ...
Abduo Jaafar - - 2012
Objective: To review all the literature investigating the implications of increasing the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO). Method and Materials: A comprehensive electronic search was conducted through PubMed with the aid of Boolean operators to combine the following key words: "occlusal vertical dimension," "increasing vertical dimension," "bite raising," "occlusal space," ...
Rosenmeier Jesper G - - 2012
Objective-To measure coronary band temperature (CBT) in healthy horses fed high-fructan or low-carbohydrate diets and to analyze the association of CBT with diet, time of day, and ambient temperature. Animals-6 healthy horses. Procedures-Horses were fed 3 diets (treatment 1, 1 g of fructan/kg fed daily in the morning; treatment 2, ...
Kim Byoung-Jun - - 2012
Here we report the first complete genome sequence of Mycobacterium intracellulare ATCC 13950(T), a Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) strain. This genome sequence will serve as a valuable reference for understanding the epidemiologic, biological, and pathogenic aspects of the disparity between MAC members.
Kim Hyun Cheol - - 2012
Small-bowel bezoars usually form in the stomach and may subsequently cause small-bowel obstruction. Bezoars associated with small-bowel obstruction have been accurately diagnosed by computed tomography, although some case reports have described the specific sonographic findings of small-bowel bezoars. Bezoars can be overlooked by sonographic examination if a dilated small-bowel loop ...
Statham-Ringen Kimberly A - - 2012
Objective-To evaluate use of a radiolabeled peptide nucleic acid-peptide conjugate (RaPP) targeting B-cell leukemia-lymphoma 2 (BCL2) mRNA for scintigraphic detection of neoplastic lymphocytes in dogs with B-cell lymphoma and to assess associations among RaPP uptake, time to tumor progression (TTP), and BCL2 mRNA expression. Animals-11 dogs with B-cell lymphoma and ...
Kawata Yoshikazu - - 2012
We report the draft genome sequence of Halomonas sp. strain KM-1, which was isolated in Ikeda City, Osaka, Japan, and which produces the bioplastic poly(3-hydroxybutyrate). The total length of the assembled genome is 4,992,811 bp, and 4,220 coding sequences were predicted within the genome. Genes encoding proteins that are involved ...
Chang Ke-Vin - - 2012
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of contrast-enhanced sonography in staging and grading hypervascularity in tendinopathic tissues by using a rabbit model. Methods- Fourteen rabbits were injected with 100 and 50 μL of collagenase in their left and right Achilles tendons, respectively. The vascularity was ...
Ferdinand Keith C - - 2012
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012; 14:336-343. ©2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Community hypertension (HTN) outreach seeks to improve public health by identifying HTN and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks. In the 1980s, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) funded multiple positive community studies. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and ...
Kim Byoung-Jun - - 2012
Here, we report the first complete genome sequence of the Mycobacterium intracellulare clinical strain MOTT-02, which was previously grouped in the INT2 genotype of M. intracellulare. This genome sequence will serve as a valuable reference for improving the understanding of the disparity in the virulence and epidemiologic traits between M. ...
Zhang Changwen - - 2012
The animal experiments of coagulation therapy on the wound tissue bed during partial nephrectomy with an argon beam coagulator were performed on 16 rabbits, which were randomly divided into 4 groups. Groups A and B had renal artery occlusion; the treatment time of coagulation was 4 seconds and 6 seconds, ...
Marin Benoit - - 2012
We reviewed the epidemiology of ALS among subjects of African origin, considering incidence, phenotype and prognosis. We searched Medline, Scopus, Science direct, Bibliothèque Virtuelle de Neurologie Africaine (BVNA), ( http://www-ient.unilim.fr/ ) and African journal OnLine databases using the following search terms "amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)", "motor neuron disease (MND)" or ...
Xie Cen - - 2012
The need for rapid, sensitive and effective identification and quantitation of drugs and metabolites to accelerate drug discovery and development has given MS its central position in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic research. This review attempts to orient the readers with respect to hybrid Q-TOF MS, which enables accurate mass measurement ...
Lin Bokun - - 2012
The marine bacterium ZC1 is the type strain of the recently identified novel species Aquimarina agarilytica. It can produce multiple agarases. Here we report the draft genome sequence of strain ZC1 (4,253,672 bp, with a GC content of 32.8%) and major findings from its annotation. It is the first reported ...
Warzecha Zygmunt - - 2012
Previous studies have shown that administration of ghrelin exhibits protective and therapeutic effects in the gut. The aim of the present investigation was to examine the influence of ghrelin administration on the course of cysteamine-induced duodenal ulcers, as well as effects on mucosal production of oxygen free radicals and duodenal ...
Frias Rafael - - 2012
Objective-To provide values for gastrointestinal permeability and absorptive function tests (GIPFTs) with chromium 51 ((51)Cr)-labeled EDTA, lactulose, rhamnose, d-xylose, 3-O-methyl-d-glucose, and sucrose in Beagles and to evaluate potential correlations between markers. Animals-19 healthy adult male Beagles. Procedures-A test solution containing 3.7 MBq of (51)Cr-labeled EDTA, 2 g of lactulose, 2 ...
Wright Rose - - 2012
The inability to hear music well may contribute to decreased quality of life for cochlear implant (CI) users. Researchers have reported recently on the generally poor ability of CI users to perceive music, and a few researchers have reported on the enjoyment of music by CI users. However, the relation ...
Ulker Kahraman - - 2012
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to show the relationship between amniotic fluid volume changes and the duration of maternal rest in the left lateral decubitus position. Methods- Pregnant women (n = 34) with an amniotic fluid index between 6 and 24 cm and an uncomplicated singleton pregnancy at ...
Ozoe Rieko - - 2012
Objectives: To examine the initial shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to bleached teeth with a self-etching adhesive system, as well as the effect of the length of time after bleaching on the initial bond strength. Method and Materials: Ninety premolars were collected and divided equally among a control ...
Valantinas Jonas - - 2012
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease; there is growing evidence that it is a hepatic manifestation of a metabolic syndrome. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of metabolic risk factors among patients with NAFLD. Outpatients with NAFLD were recruited into the study. Family ...
Moskovitz Moti - - 2012
Objective: To compare the degree of root resorption in endodontically treated primary molars with that of homologous teeth without root canal treatment. Method and Materials: A retrospective study was carried out comprising 105 records of children who had received root canal treatment in a primary molar. Mean age at the ...
Kanno Nobuo - - 2012
Objective-To evaluate the role of the semitendinosus muscle in stabilization of the canine stifle joint. Sample-Left stifle joints collected from cadavers of 8 healthy Beagles. Procedures-Left hind limbs, including the pelvis, were collected. To mimic the tensile force of the quadriceps, gastrocnemius, and semitendinosus muscles, wires were placed under strain ...
Shin Sang Heum - - 2012
Here we report the full genome sequence of Klebsiella pneumoniae KCTC 2242,consisting of a 5.26-Mb chromosome (57.6% GC%; 5,035 genes [4,923 encoding known proteins, 112 RNA genes]) and a 202-kb plasmid (50.2% GC%; 229 genes [229 encoding known proteins]).
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