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Sarrazin Jean-François - - 2012
This study evaluated the usefulness of fluorodesoxyglucose marked by fluorine-18 ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) in patients with suspected cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infection. CIED infection is sometimes challenging to diagnose. Because extraction is associated with significant morbidity/mortality, new imaging modalities to confirm the infection ...
Shahzad Noman - - 2012
Upper gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is well characterized. There is also documented data regarding their adverse effects on lower GI tract, like colonic strictures, inflammatory bowel disease and complications of diverticular disease in the form of abscess or perforation. But there are only two case reports ...
Nicolet Carlos - - 2012
The aim of this study was to compare the presurgical and postsurgical electromyographic (EMG) activities of the lips in patients with skeletal Class III treated with combined orthognathic surgery and contrast these data with those obtained from a control group with skeletal Class I. Ten patients with skeletal Class III ...
Miller Timothy R - - 2012
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) is an uncommon condition that can be difficult to diagnose. This often results in misdiagnosis and treatment delay. Although conventional MRI plays an important role in the initial screening for the disease, the typical MRI findings may be absent. In this article, the authors present ...
Fan Pohoey - - 2012
Article Title: Orthostatic Effects on Echocardiographic Measures of Ventricular Function (Echocardiography 2012;29:522).
Pereira Pablo - - 2012
The transcriptional regulator promyelocytic leukemia zinc finger (PLZF) is highly expressed during the differentiation of natural killer T (NKT) cells and is essential for the acquisition of their effector/memory innate-like phenotype. Staining with anti-PLZF and anti-NK1.1 Abs allows the definition of two subsets of NKTαβ and NKTγδ thymocytes that differ ...
Azizi Saeed - - 2012
Object Despite the development of various nerve coaptation materials and techniques, achievement of desired functional peripheral nerve regeneration is still inadequate, and repair of peripheral nerve injuries is still one of the most challenging tasks and concerns in neurosurgery. The effect of an FK506-loaded vein graft as an in situ ...
Calo Joseph M - - 2012
The description and operation of a novel, hybrid spouted vessel/fixed bed filter system for the removal of arsenic from water are presented. The system utilizes zero-valent iron (ZVI) particles circulating in a spouted vessel that continuously generates active colloidal iron corrosion products via the "self-polishing" action between ZVI source particles ...
Cancel David - - 2012
Pediatric patient safety continues to challenge both pediatricians and pediatric physiatrists. While there is a trend toward developing general patient safety initiatives, there is little research on pediatric patient safety. This article identifies major areas of general safety risk, with a focus on timely diagnosis and care coordination to prevent ...
Wedemeyer Heiner - - 2012
Hepatitis E has been considered to be a travel-associated, acute, self-limiting liver disease that causes fulminant hepatic failure in specific high-risk groups only. However, hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection can also be acquired in industrialized countries-HEV genotype 3 infection is a zoonosis, with pigs and rodents serving as animal reservoirs. ...
Lanzinger Margit - - 2012
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE(2) ), an abundantly produced lipid messenger in mammalian organisms, has been attributed to possess potent albeit ambivalent immunological functions. Recently, PGE(2) has been reported to stimulate the commonly believed immunosuppressive indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) pathway in human dendritic cells (DCs), but without promoting DC immunosuppressive activity. Here, we ...
Palmieri Vittorio - - 2012
Background. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy with an implantable defibrillator (CRT-D) may differ among classes of indications to device therapy. Methods. All-cause mortality, first hospitalization for non-fatal heart failure, stable improvement of NYHA functional class (responders), and implant-related complications were ...
Akhtar Muhammad Sohail - - 2012
Objective: To compare the quality of life and symptomatic improvement after palliative radiotherapy to brain metastasis using two different treatment protocols. Study Design: Comparative study. Place and Duration of Study: Bahawalpur Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Oncology, Bahawalpur, from January 2009 to November 2010. Methodology: Patients presenting with brain metastasis ...
Kulwin Charles - - 2012
A cerebral dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) is an acquired abnormal arterial-to-venous connection within the leaves of the intracranial dura with a wide range of clinical presentations and natural history. The Cognard classification correlates venous drainage patterns with neurological course, identifying 5 DAVF types with increasing rates of symptomatic presentation. A ...
Li Na - - 2012
The adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR) is the major cellular adenosine receptor commonly associated with immunosuppression. Here, we investigated whether A2AR activation holds the potential for impacting the severity of experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis (EAMG) induced following immunization of Lewis rats with the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) R97-116 peptide. This report demonstrates ...
Brignole Michele - - 2012
Significant progress has been made in the past 3 decades in our understanding of the various causes of loss of consciousness thanks to the publication of several important studies and guidelines. In particular, the recent European Society of Cardiology guidelines provide a reference standard for optimal quality service delivery. This ...
Akhtar Khurram - - 2012
Tropical pyomyositis is a bacterial infection of the skeletal muscles leading to abscess formation, occurring in the tropical areas, often following minor trauma. We report a case of pancarditis as the direct complication of pyomyositis in a 10-yearold girl who presented with painful swelling of her right thigh, high grade ...
Wiyono S A - - 2012
Intracoronary imaging with intracoronary ultrasound and coherence tomography is often used in the follow-up of coronary stent implantation. The present case shows an infrequent complication of these procedures, suggesting our continued attention to the selective use of these invasive procedures.
Mair Kerstin H - - 2012
So far little is known about natural killer (NK) cells in the pig due to the lack of NK cell-specific markers. In this study, we identified the activating receptor NKp46 (CD335) in swine with newly developed monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for more detailed studies on NK cells in this species. The ...
Shahid Muhammad - - 2012
An indicator for emergency room performance is the ability to establish the correct diagnosis within the emergency room over the years. The authors chose to examine the non-congruence of Emergency Room diagnoses to that established after hospital stay for three selected years. A total of 8488 records were reviewed and ...
Puffer Ross C - - 2012
Object The authors conducted a study to review their experience with tentorial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) treated with transarterial endovascular embolization in which Onyx was used. Methods The authors reviewed prospectively collected data in 9 patients with tentorial DAVFs treated with Onyx embolization between 2008 and 2011. Information reviewed included ...
Latlief Gail - - 2012
This article reviews and summarizes the literature on patient safety issues in the rehabilitation of adults with an amputation. Safety issues in the following areas are discussed; the prosthesis, falls, wound care, pain, and treatment of complex patients. Specific recommendations for further research and implementation strategies to prevent injury and ...
Pondrom Sue - - 2012
This month, "The AJT Report" looks at the flat growth of NIH funding in recent years, and how the presidential election may impact future funding. Also this month, the concern of several researchers over the lung allocation system's effectiveness is examined.
Ahnert Lieselotte - - 2012
The present study involved 105 German students at the end of their first semester in elementary school in order to explore the stress that students may experience within the school environment, and how the relationship with the teacher buffers or exacerbates the stress. Student-teacher relationships were explored on both classroom ...
Patterson Pandora - - 2012
: Emerging adulthood is the life stage between adolescence and young adulthood, and it has been associated with several important developmental milestones. A cancer diagnosis has the potential to disrupt the normal achievement of these milestones. Many psychosocial themes relevant to emerging adults living with cancer have been identified, but ...
Froehlich Johannes M - - 2012
Ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) particles are promising contrast media, especially for molecular and cellular imaging besides lymph node staging owing to their superior NMR efficacy, macrophage uptake and lymphotropic properties. The goal of the present prospective clinical work was to validate quantification of signal decrease on high-resolution T(2) -weighted ...
Halliwell Barry - - 2012
This article looks back to the antioxidant/free radical field in 1994 and discusses how it has progressed in the past 18 years. In some areas, there has been little change: the role of oxygen radicals and other reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the origin or progression of most human diseases ...
Bentkover Stuart H - - 2012
This article presents a comprehensive clinical approach to plasma resurfacing for skin regeneration. Plasma technology, preoperative protocols, resurfacing technique, postoperative care, clinical outcomes, evidence-based results, and appropriate candidates for this procedure are discussed. Specific penetration depth and specific laser energy measurements are provided. Nitrogen plasma skin regeneration is a skin-resurfacing ...
Miyamoto Michiyuki - - 2012
The authors reported a subclavian artery stenting (SAS) using gadolinium contrast medium. The patient was a 65-year-old female who presented dizziness and right upper extremity pain with movement. Digital subtraction angiography revealed right subclavian artery occlusion with subclavian steal phenomenon. We tried to treat this lesion using SAS. However, iodinated ...
Sabol Terri J - - 2012
Theoretical and empirical work on relationships between teachers and children relies on developmental systems theory as the foundational conceptual model, drawing heavily from basic work in attachment as well as research on social development. Recently, the focus on relational processes in effort to support children's development in the classroom has ...
Nasiri Ahmad - - 2012
: Husbands of women with breast cancer may experience problems in their sexual relationships with their wives. Adjustment to sexual issues can be affected by cultural norms and beliefs. Understanding men's perceptions and responses to their new sexual status after diagnosis of their wife's disease and during its treatment may ...
Bernardo David - - 2012
Dendritic cells (DCs) control the type and location of immune responses. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is considered a Th2 disease mediated by IL-13 where up to one third of patients can develop extraintestinal manifestations. Colonic biopsies from inflamed and noninflamed areas of UC patients were cultured in vitro and their supernatants ...
Takai Keisuke - - 2012
Object Spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are classified into types according to anatomical characteristics: dural arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs), intramedullary AVMs, perimedullary AVFs, and extradural AVFs. Spinal extradural AVFs are much rarer than other types of spinal AVMs, and the available literature on this clinical entity has been based only on case ...
Xiao Wangchuan - - 2012
Long circulation time is critical for blood pool contrast agents used in high-resolution magnetic resonance angiography. For iron oxide particle contrast agents, size and surface properties significantly influence their in vivo performance. We developed a novel long-circulating blood pool contrast agent by introducing zwitterionic structure onto the particle surface. Zwitterionic ...
Boxrud Cynthia A - - 2012
This review gives a basic overview of the current state of fat transplantation in view of adipose-derived stem cells. Current technologies regarding facial rejuvenation are presented, with a brief review of the procedures.
Lebel Réjean - - 2012
In order to target and image MMP-2 activity using optical imaging, we developed a panel of new MMP-2 probes based on Cy5 and QSY21 as fluorophore/quencher FRET partners, separated by various MMP-2 specific peptide substrates. We compared these probes for their specificity against other MMPs, their rate of activation by ...
Dinescu Laurentiu Iulius - - 2012
Rehabilitation medicine is practiced in a variety of settings. Physiatrists are an integral part of the care provided in many of these settings and are often consulted to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services and expertise to individuals with a variety of diagnoses. In this role, it is imperative that physiatrists ...
Verschueren Karine - - 2012
This special issue aims to prompt reflection on the mutual contribution of attachment theory, on the one hand, and teacher-child relationship research, on the other, by bringing together conceptual and empirical contributions taking an attachment perspective on teacher-child relationships. In this introductory article, we contend that the teacher can be ...
Papastavrou Evridiki - - 2012
: Family members of patients with chronic illnesses experience distress as a result of caregiving roles, which can be manifested as burden and depression, but cross-disease studies on how caring is experienced are limited. : The present study was designed to examine the burden and psychiatric morbidity in the form ...
Joshi Deepak - - 2012
We compared findings from intraoperative live/real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) and two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2DTEE) with surgery in 67 patients having aortic aneurysm and/or aortic dissection. Of these, 20 patients had aortic aneurysm without dissection, 21 aortic aneurysm and dissection, and 26 aortic dissection without aneurysm. 3DTEE diagnosed the ...
Lamacchia Céline - - 2012
Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) is a specific IL-1 inhibitor that possesses anti-inflammatory activities. Several studies in human and mouse suggested a protective role for IL-1Ra in liver inflammation, and we previously demonstrated that hepatocytes produce high levels of IL-1Ra in response to inflammatory challenge in vitro and in vivo. In ...
Bekelis Kimon - - 2012
Object Microsurgical resection of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) is facilitated by real-time image guidance that demonstrates the precise size and location of the AVM nidus. Magnetic resonance images have routinely been used for intraoperative navigation, but there is no single MRI sequence that can provide all the details needed for characterization ...
Silva-Santos Bruno - - 2012
Chemokines are traditionally classified as homeostatic or inflammatory depending on whether they direct leukocyte migration in the absence or presence of inflammatory stimuli. CC chemokine ligand (CCL)25, a ligand for CC chemokine receptor (CCR)9, has mostly been characterized as a homeostatic chemokine that determines the migration pathway of T-cell progenitors ...
Di Eusanio Marco - - 2012
Patients with dissecting or aneurysmal disease of the aortic arch represent a unique challenge for the cardiac surgeon, and the employment of valid surgical and endovascular techniques and appropriate methods of cerebral protection is crucial for obtaining satisfactory postoperative results. Open surgical repair remains the approach of choice, even if ...
Kataoka Yu - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine atheroma progression in patients with spotty calcification. Although extensively calcified atherosclerotic lesions have been proposed to be clinically quiescent, the presence of spotty calcification within plaque has been reported to be associated with an increased incidence of ischemic cardiovascular events. The relationship ...
Shafqat Gulnaz - - 2012
Infiltrating ductal carcinoma is the most common form of invasive breast cancer. It accounts for 80% of all types of breast cancer. We report an unusual presentation of histologically proven case of infiltrating ductal carcinoma of breast presented clinically as a small palpable areolar dermal lesion. Well defined hypoechoic cystic ...
Chalouhi Nohra - - 2012
Object Endovascular therapy is the primary treatment option for carotid-cavernous fistulas (CCFs). Operative cannulation of the superior ophthalmic vein (SOV) provides a reasonable alternative route to the cavernous sinus when all transvenous and transarterial approaches have been unsuccessful. The role of the liquid embolic agent Onyx in the management of ...
Dooley James - - 2012
The thymus is the primary organ for T-cell differentiation and maturation. Unlike other major organs, the thymus is highly dynamic, capable of undergoing multiple rounds of almost complete atrophy followed by rapid restoration. The process of thymic atrophy, or involution, results in decreased thymopoiesis and emigration of naïve T cells ...
Hamid Mohammad - - 2012
Objective: To compare the effectiveness of oral midazolam and chloral hydrate on anxiety and sedation at various stages of pre-operative period in congenital heart surgery patients. Study Design: Cross-sectional comparative study. Place and Duration of Study: Operating rooms of The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from October 2009 to December ...
Quinci Angela C - - 2012
CD127 is the IL-7 receptor α-chain and its expression is tightly regulated during T-cell differentiation. We previously showed that the bone marrow (BM) is a key organ for proliferation and maintenance of both antigen-specific and CD44(high) memory CD8(+) T cells. Interestingly, BM memory CD8(+) T cells express lower levels of ...
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