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van der Sluis Pieter C - - 2012
We describe the case of a 58-year-old man with recurrent adenocarcinoma at the site of an esophagogastrostomy that we treated by radical surgical resection and jejunal interposition. Oral intake was started on the 6th postoperative day and the patient was discharged on the 11th postoperative day. Seven months after the ...
Griffin Damian R - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a shorter version of the 33-item International Hip Outcome Tool (iHOT-33) that could be easily used in routine clinical practice to measure both health-related quality of life and changes after treatment in young, active patients with hip disorders. A development ...
Lv Faqin - - 2012
The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical application of hemostatic percutaneous therapy of liver and spleen trauma under contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) guidance. A total of 83 patients with 88 traumatic organ lesions were included in this study. Liver or spleen lesions were treated by percutaneous injection of ...
Kammes K L - - 2012
Effects of legume maturity on dry matter intake (DMI), milk production, ruminal fermentation and pool sizes, and digestion and passage kinetics, and the relationship of these effects with preliminary DMI (pDMI) were evaluated using 16 ruminally and duodenally cannulated Holstein cows in a crossover design with a 14-d preliminary period ...
Pfeifer Gail M - - 2012
Does body modification suggest a lack of professionalism, or is it simply freedom of expression?
Gehrich Alan Paul - - 2012
Urodynamic studies, routinely performed in women with lower urinary tract symptoms, have a large impact on clinical decision making. Unfortunately, these studies are insensitive in reproducing idiopathic detrusor overactivity (IDO). We set out to examine whether serial cystometry with different distending fluid temperatures could better reproduce symptoms. Eighty-six women were ...
Augstin-Panadero Ruben - - 2012
Purpose: Clinical studies have revealed a high rate of fracture for porcelain-veneered zirconia-based restorations that varies between 6% and 15% over a 3- to 5-year period. These are high values compared to the 4% fracture rate shown by conventional metal-ceramic restorations over 10 years. To date, little in vitro research ...
Ursell Luke K LK Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, - - 2012
The human body harbors 10 to 100 trillion microbes, mainly bacteria in our gut, which greatly outnumber our own human cells. This bacterial assemblage, referred to as the human microbiota, plays a fundamental role in our well-being. Deviations from healthy microbial compositions (dysbiosis) have been linked with important human diseases, ...
Hollmann M - - 2012
To determine if dietary medium-chain fatty acids (FA; C(8) to C(14)) may mitigate enteric methane emissions, 24 cows were blocked by body size (n=2) and randomly assigned to 1 sequence of dietary treatments. Diets were fed for 35 d each in 2 consecutive periods. Diets differed in concentrations of coconut ...
Gatlin Joseph L - - 2012
We report the case of a 52-year-old female with multiple medical complaints and extensive prior clinical and imaging workup who presented to the emergency department with weakness and recurrent episodes of abdominal pain. She had had multiple inconclusive routine computed tomographic (CT) examinations. A 7-mm small bowel tumor was diagnosed ...
Muir Andrew J - - 2012
Patients with chronic liver disease face greater risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality, with the greatest risk among patients with cirrhosis. Both the Child-Pugh score and the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease have been evaluated as predictors of postoperative mortality. Other comorbidities, age, and American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status ...
Dhingra Sadhna - - 2012
Myopericytoma arising in the visceral organs is rare and only 1 case of renal myopericytoma has been reported in the literature to date. We report the second case of myopericytoma arising in the kidney in a 40-year-old Hispanic woman who presented with pain on the left side of the abdomen ...
Yasuda S - - 2012
To establish cheese as a dairy product with health benefits, we embarked on examining the multifunctional role of cheeses, especially in the field of cancer prevention. The current study was designed to investigate whether different types of commercial goat cheeses may possess antiproliferative activity, using an HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia ...
Hutchinson I A - - 2012
The objective was to determine the effects of a protected (lipid-encapsulated) conjugated linoleic acid (LE-CLA) supplement on milk production, estrous cycle characteristics, and reproductive performance in lactating dairy cows on a pasture-based diet. Spring calving dairy cows (n=409) on a single pasture-based commercial dairy farm were used in a completely ...
Atashi H - - 2012
The aim of the present study was to estimate the effect of dystocia on lactation performance, using an incomplete gamma function. Data from March 2000 to April 2009 comprising 100,628 lactations of 65,421 cows in 204 dairy herds collected by the Animal Breeding Center of Iran were used. Of 100,628 ...
Mendez Sarah J - - 2012
As part of a scheduled policy and procedure review, the department of nursing education at a large urban academic medical center conducted a literature review to determine the most up-to-date evidence for central venous access device (CVAD) blood draws. The literature review revealed that the dead space blood draw was ...
Tsai Pai-Jong Stacy - - 2012
Anatomic differences among racial groups may contribute to observed differences in the occurrence of severe perineal lacerations at the time of vaginal delivery. The purpose of this study was to identify differences in perineal body length between racial groups. Perineal body length was measured in primigravid women aged 18 to ...
Ando Ryosuke - - 2012
A 71-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of intermittent urine stream and postmicturition dribbling. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results suggested the mass to be a malignant mesenchymal tumor arising from the left lobe of the prostate, on the basis of the presence of a beak sign. Radical prostatectomy ...
Narby Birger - - 2012
Purpose: The aims of this research were to describe the process leading to desire for implant treatment, describe how patients missing teeth gained information about implant treatment, identify gatekeeping factors for implant treatment, and note experiences in changes in oral health-related quality of life. Materials and Methods: The constant comparative ...
O'Quin Claire T - - 2012
Pigmentation patterns are one of the most recognizable forms of phenotypic diversity and an important component of organismal fitness. While much progress has been made in understanding the genes controlling pigmentation in model systems, many questions remain about the genetic basis of pigment traits observed in nature. Lake Malawi cichlid ...
Appling Susan E - - 2012
Purpose/Objectives: To evaluate a mind-body medicine (MBM) program for its impact on persistent fatigue following breast cancer treatment.Design: Quasiexperimental.Setting: An urban community hospital and a health department in a semirural county, both in Maryland.Sample: 68 breast cancer survivors who were at least six months postadjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy and ...
Hassanein Aladdin H AH Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, - - 2012
Cranial particulate bone graft heals inlay calvarial defects and can be harvested as early as infancy. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that particulate bone promotes ossification primarily by osteogenesis. Freshly harvested particulate bone, devitalized particulate bone, and high-speed drilled bone dust from rabbit calvaria were ...
Donati Mauro - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To analyze hard tissue reactions to immediate functionally loaded single implants that were installed either with a conventional drill preparation procedure or with an osteotome preparation technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen subjects with two sites requiring single tooth rehabilitation by means of implants volunteered for the study. Each subject ...
Farikullah Jasmin - - 2012
Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Approximately 200 cases of persistent Müllerian duct syndrome have been reported over the last 50 years and most authors suggest leaving the Müllerian remnant in situ because of the difficulty ...
Pedregal Concepcion - - 2012
Abstract Currently, a lack of sufficient tools has limited the understanding of the relationship between neuropsychiatric disorders and the nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) peptide (NOP) receptor. Herein, we describe the discovery and development of an antagonist NOP receptor occupancy (RO) tracer and a novel positron emission tomography (PET) radioligand suitable to ...
Forrester Mathias B MB Environmental Epidemiology and Disease Registries Section, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA. - - 2012
Among the novel classes of synthetic "designer" drugs that have become increasingly popular among recreational drug users are synthetic cathinones. There is limited information on exposures to these substances. The objective of this investigation was to describe the pattern of synthetic cathinone exposures reported to a statewide poison center network. ...
Kacerovsky Marian - - 2012
Abstract OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the distribution of scavenger receptor for hemoglobin positive (CD163(+)) cells in the placenta and fetal membranes from pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of membranes with respect to the presence and absence of histological chorioamnionitis. METHODS: Sixty-two women with singleton pregnancies with a gestational ...
Park Semin - - 2012
Phospholipids (PLs) in 57 varieties of soybeans were profiled by high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry and principal component analysis (PCA) to discriminate PL-rich soybeans. The PL calibration curves showed linearity with correlation coefficients >0.9964. The recoveries at 5 mg/L spiked level ranged from 72.8 to 86.7% and those at ...
Mosher Catherine E CE Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA. - - 2013
This study examined whether changes in self-efficacy explain the effects of a mailed print intervention on long-term dietary practices of breast and prostate cancer survivors. The relationship between change in self-efficacy and long-term physical activity (PA) also was examined. Breast and prostate cancer survivors (N = 543) from 39 US states and ...
Dong Lingling - - 2012
Metformin plays an important role in the inhibition of cancer cell growth and prolongs remission durations. It reverses progestin-resistance in endometrial cancer cells by downregulating glyoxalase I (GloI) expression. This study aimed to investigate the effect of metformin on endometrial cancer cell chemotherapeutic sensitivity and explore the underlying molecular mechanisms. ...
Qiu Ting - - 2012
The approach for DNA detection was established by using a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) system, in which the energy donor was poly-diallyldimethylammonium chloride-protected quantum dots and the energy receptor was ethidium bromide (EB) inserting into the double stranded DNA. The concentration of the probe DNA, EB and NaCl was ...
Bao Shu-Juan - - 2012
We have demonstrated an environment-friendly biomimetic synthesis method for the preparation of TiO(2) nanomaterials with different crystal phases and morphologies. This is the first time that it has been found that the crystal phase of TiO(2) can be controlled just by using different biotemplates, and cannot be changed by calcination ...
Hoff Signe - - 2012
Influence of malt roasting on the oxidative stability of sweet wort was evaluated based on radical intensity, volatile profile, content of transition metals (Fe and Cu) and thiols. Malt roasting had a large influence on the oxidative stability of sweet wort. Light sweet worts were more stable with low radical ...
Talamo Giampaolo - - 2012
High-dose melphalan (HD-Mel) is considered the current standard of care among the preparative regimens used in autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (SCT) for multiple myeloma (MM), but optimal time and schedule of administration is not defined. We retrospectively analyzed outcomes and toxicities of HD-Mel administered on day -2 versus ...
Aragoni M Carla - - 2012
The first example of a metal complex containing a tribromide anion is presented and characterised by X-ray diffraction. Hybrid DFT calculations were used to investigate the nature of the bond in coordinating trihalides and the differences with the corresponding mono-halide complexes.
Burugula Laxminarayana - - 2012
A simple, rapid and sensitive liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometric (LC-MS/MS) assay method has been developed and validated for simultaneous quantification of sitagliptin and simvastatin in human plasma. Carbamazepine was used as an internal standard (IS). The analytes and IS were extracted from the human plasma by liquid-liquid extraction technique. The ...
Dissanayake Vajira H W - - 2012
Aim:  Genetic thrombophilias are known to contribute to adverse pregnancy outcomes. Studies in Western populations show that 5, 10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C>T and Factor V (F5) 1691G>A (Leiden) polymorphisms are commonly associated with pre-eclampsia and recurrent spontaneous pregnancy loss. The objective of this study was to investigate the association of ...
Davis Tyler A TA Department of Chemistry & Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235-1822, - - 2012
The first enantioselective synthesis of a potent GlyT1 inhibitor is described. A 3-nitroazetidine donor is used in an enantioselective aza-Henry reaction catalyzed by a bis(amidine)-triflic acid salt organocatalyst, delivering the key intermediate with 92% ee. This adduct is reductively denitrated and converted to the target through a short sequence, thereby ...
Kaze Francois Folefack - - 2012
Little is known about the challenges of routine renal replacement therapy in Sub-Saharan Africa. We investigated the fatal and nonfatal acute hemodialysis (HD) complications in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in two main dialysis centers in Cameroon. 1000 consecutive HD sessions incurred over a 4-month period by 129 patients ...
Rivard Colleen C Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA. - - 2012
To compare two bladder draining methods during labor on time to delivery, cost and nursing preference. This trial randomized 139 women with singleton pregnancies in active labor or undergoing induction of labor. Eligibility required an anticipated vaginal delivery with a clinical indication for bladder catheterization (epidural). Participants were randomly assigned ...
Simabuco Fernando Moreira - - 2012
In eukaryotes, ribosome biogenesis involves excision of transcribed spacer sequences from the pre-rRNA, base and ribose covalent modification at specific sites, assembly of ribosomal proteins and transport of subunits from the nucleolus to the cytoplasm where mature ribosomes engage in mRNA translation. The biochemical reactions throughout ribosome synthesis are mediated ...
Lee Chang-Moon - - 2012
Monitoring of the behavior of metal nanoparticles in the body following exposure is very important for investigation of the physiological fates and safety of these nanoparticles. In this study, we investigated the behavior and accumulation of nano-scaled ZnO (20 nm) and submicro-scaled ZnO (100 nm) particles in organic tissues after oral administration ...
Du W - - 2012
The macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a hypoxia regulated gene that has a variety of tumorigenic functions. In clear cell renal carcinoma (CCRC), hypoxic signaling is constitutively active because of the frequent loss of function of the von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor protein. We therefore sought to assess the expression ...
Brodskaya Elena N - - 2012
The surface layer of a direct ionic micelle with explicit solvent was simulated by the molecular dynamics method. Local properties of the system were calculated in the spherical micellar cell. The results for the local electric potential show that the contribution of a polar solvent makes the potential short-ranged, in ...
Lee Jaeho - - 2012
The coupled transport of heat and electrical current, or thermoelectric phenomena, can strongly influence the temperature distribution and figures of merit for phase-change memory (PCM). This paper simulates PCM devices with careful attention to thermoelectric transport and the resulting impact on programming current during the reset operation. The electrothermal simulations ...
Kanba Shigenobu - - 2012
Objective. To investigate the efficacy and safety of aripiprazole in Asian patients with manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder. Methods. Subjects were randomised to aripiprazole (24 mg/day; reduced to 12 mg/day if needed for tolerability; n = 128) or placebo (n = 130) for 3 weeks in ...
Rogvi S - - 2012
Aims  To investigate the association between glycaemic control and patient socio-demographics, activation level, diabetes-related distress, assessment of care, knowledge of target HbA(1c) , and self-management behaviours, and to determine to what extent these factors explain the variance in HbA(1c) in a large Danish population of patients with Type 2 diabetes. ...
Niu Zhiqiang - - 2012
Making graphene "bread": A leavening strategy - involving hydrazine vapor - is used to prepare reduced graphene oxide (rGO) foams with porous and continuously cross-linked structures from freestanding compact GO layered films. Such rGO foams perform excellently as flexible electrode materials for supercapacitors and selective organic absorbents.
Cahais V - - 2012
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies offer the opportunity for population genomic study of non-model organisms sampled in the wild. The transcriptome is a convenient and popular target for such purposes. However, designing genetic markers from NGS transcriptome data requires assembling gene-coding sequences out of short reads. This is a complex task ...
Radeloff Daniel - - 2012
Objectives. Individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) tend to have disordered thinking and eating behaviours in regards to fat containing foods. This is the first study to investigate neuronal pathways that may contribute to altered fat consumption in eating disordered patients. Methods. We used functional magnetic resonance ...
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