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Mohtadi Nicholas G H - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to develop a self-administered evaluative tool to measure health-related quality of life in young, active patients with hip disorders. This outcome measure was developed for active patients (aged 18 to 60 years, Tegner activity level ≥ 4) presenting with a variety of symptomatic hip ...
Yildiz Sema - - 2012
We aimed to investigate the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation on cerebral blood flow (CBF). In 21 COPD patients - in both exacerbation and stable phases -Doppler ultrasonographies of internal carotid artery (ICA) and vertebral artery (VA) were performed. There were significant differences in total, anterior and ...
Revel Ariel - - 2012
The endometrium is one of the most fascinating tissues in the human body. Its sole purpose is to enable implantation of an embryo during a relatively short window of opportunity in the menstrual cycle. It is becoming clear that overcoming the current bottleneck in improvements to assisted reproductive techniques will ...
Pantoja J C F - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to assess bulk tank milk sampling strategies for estimating total bacterial count (TBC). Nine large dairies in Wisconsin that produced and shipped at least 1 milk load per day were selected for this study. Total bacteria count was performed for each milk load produced ...
McArt J A A - - 2012
The purpose was to determine the effect of oral propylene glycol (PG) administration in fresh cows diagnosed with subclinical ketosis (SCK). Measured outcomes were development of displaced abomasum (DA) and removal from herd in the first 30 d in milk (DIM), conception to first service, and time to conception within ...
Otte Diane M - - 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved oral vismodegib (Erivedge™) for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma who are not candidates for surgery or radiation and for those with metastatic disease. The drug initially was tested at Scottsdale Healthcare in Arizona.
Lloyd R E - - 2012
Poor fertility rates are often observed when fresh ram semen stored in conventional extenders is used for cervical artificial insemination (AI). Heat-shock 70-kDa protein 8 (HSPA8), found within the oviduct, prolongs boar, ram and bull sperm survival at body temperatures in vitro. Here, we aimed to determine whether supplementing extenders ...
Firth Gregory B - - 2012
STUDY DESIGN.: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE.: To determine the incidence and clinical characteristics of noncontiguous spinal injuries (NCSI) in a pediatric population. The secondary objective is to identify high-risk patients requiring further imaging to rule out NCSI. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: NCSI can add significant complexity to the diagnosis, management, and ...
Srivastava Kamal D - - 2012
Food Allergy Herbal Formula-2 (FAHF-2) prevents anaphylaxis in a murine model of peanut allergy. Multiple food allergies (MFA) are common and associated with a higher risk of anaphylaxis. No well-characterized murine model of sensitization to multiple food allergens exists, and no satisfactory therapy for MFA is currently available. To determine ...
Peungjesada Silanath - - 2012
We present a rare case of incidentally found mobile thoracolithiasis in a 76-year-old cirrhotic patient on serial computed tomography scans performed before and after transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma. Mobility and calcification are the important clue to diagnosing this benign condition and avoiding unnecessary surgery.
Van der Meer W Joerd - - 2012
Purpose: Insight into the bone volume and position of natural teeth is essential when placing implants to retain nasal prostheses. This paper describes a series of three cases in which a new method was applied for implant placement in the nasal floor of dentate patients using digital planning techniques. Materials ...
Linksvayer Timothy A - - 2012
The evolution and development of complex phenotypes in social insect colonies, such as queen-worker dimorphism or division of labor, can, in our opinion, only be fully understood within an expanded mechanistic framework of Developmental Evolution. Conversely, social insects offer a fertile research area in which fundamental questions of Developmental Evolution ...
Lee Jung Il - - 2012
Radiographic carpal chondromalacia (RCC) was defined as the presence of cortical sclerosis or subchondral changes, such as a lucent defect or cystic changes in a carpal on plain radiographs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors associated with the occurrence of RCC in idiopathic ulnar impaction syndrome ...
Hombergen Susan P - - 2012
Hombergen SP, Huisstede BM, Streur MF, Stam HJ, Slaman J, Bussmann JB, van den Berg-Emons RJ. Impact of cerebral palsy on health-related physical fitness in adults: systematic review. To conduct a systematic review of the impact of cerebral palsy (CP) on the level of health-related physical fitness (body composition, cardiorespiratory ...
Tarr Megan E - - 2012
To describe perioperative bowel habits of women undergoing gynecologic surgery. This prospective cohort study included women undergoing gynecologic surgery. Before surgery, participants completed the Bristol Stool Form Scale (BSFS), a validated instrument describing stool characteristics consistent with transit categories: slow (BSFS 1-2), normal (BSFS 3-5), and fast (BSFS 6-7). For ...
Lupiáñez Darío G - - 2012
According to the classical paradigm, the vasculature of the embryonic testis is more dense and complex than that of the ovary, but recent studies based on whole-mount detection of Caveolin-1 (CAV1) as an endothelial cell marker, have suggested that the level of ovarian vascularization is higher than previously assumed. However, ...
Butler Matthew A - - 2012
Anterior transolecranon fracture dislocation of the elbow is relatively uncommon in children. We reviewed the experience over the past 5 years at our institution in treating this injury to identify pediatric variants and outline a rational treatment strategy. We found 2 pediatric variants to the injury pattern and determined that ...
Butt Clare M - - 2012
Purpose/Objectives: To describe the Mid-Life Directions workshop as an intervention to support hope and quality of life in midlife cancer survivors.Data Sources: Published articles and books.Data Synthesis: The Mid-Life Directions workshop assists survivors to integrate the cancer experience through conscious awareness and choice, and transistion to survivorship with an increased ...
Rosenbaum James - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: The major comorbidities of ankylosing spondylitis include uveitis, bowel inflammation, psoriasis and heart disease. The pathogenic mechanism to account for the coexistence of comorbidities remains largely unknown. In some instances, the comorbidity has a major impact on the choice of therapy.
Telfer Scott - - 2012
Telfer S, Gibson KS, Hennessy K, Steultjens MP, Woodburn J. Computer-aided design of customized foot orthoses: reproducibility and effect of method used to obtain foot shape. To determine, for a number of techniques used to obtain foot shape based around plaster casting, foam box impressions, and 3-dimensional scanning, (1) the ...
Khubchandani Jagdish - - 2012
Global health promotion is now becoming an integral part of foreign policy of many countries. Health Promotion Practice has always kept pace with changes in the field of health education and promotion. The Society for Public Health Education Board of Trustees and the Editorial Board of Health Promotion Practice are ...
Spellberg Richard D - - 2012
This study describes intracardiac migration of epicardial pacemaker leads after open heart surgery in 2 patients. Discovery of these pacemaker leads or remnants led to diagnostic confusion until an appropriate diagnosis was established by both invasive and noninvasive means. Intracardiac migration of epicardial pacemaker leads has only rarely been reported. ...
Mello-Thoms Claudia - - 2012
Context.-The process by which pathologists arrive at a given diagnosis-a combination of their slide exploration strategy, perceptual information gathering, and cognitive decision making-has not been thoroughly explored, and many questions remain unanswered. Objective.-To determine how pathology residents learn to diagnose inflammatory skin dermatoses, we contrasted the slide exploration strategy, perceptual ...
Jacobs J A - - 2012
Over the last 100 yr, the dairy industry has incorporated technology to maximize yield and profit. Pressure to maximize efficiency and lower inputs has resulted in novel approaches to managing and milking dairy herds, including implementation of automatic milking systems (AMS) to reduce labor associated with milking. Although AMS have ...
Revelo X S - - 2012
The objectives of this study were to investigate the effect of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on the function of bovine neutrophils (PMNL) collected from mid lactation cows and determine the differential effects of LPS on gene expression of PMNL purified from early and mid lactation cows. The PMNL from mid ...
Cyples J A - - 2012
Clinical mastitis is a commonly occurring and economically important problem in the dairy industry. Researchers have suggested that changes in lying behavior could be useful as early indicators of cow discomfort and poor welfare. The objective of this study was to determine the associations between the onset of illness resulting ...
Morse Linda K - - 2012
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) member Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN®, APNG, a clinical professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the School of Nursing at St. Louis University in Missouri, received the International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) Founders' Education Award. The purpose of the award is to ...
Murphy Denise M - - 2012
Professional competency has traditionally been divided into 2 essential components: knowledge and skill. More recent definitions have recommended additional components such as communication, values, reasoning, and teamwork. A standard, widely accepted, comprehensive definition remains an elusive goal. For infection preventionists (IPs), the requisite elements of competence are most often embedded ...
Mackenzie Todd A - - 2012
Survival is an end point of immense interest in cardiothoracic research. In observational studies, the comparison of survival between groups of patients is usually accomplished using a toolbox that includes Kaplan-Meier survival curves and the Cox model. The Cox model yields comparisons between groups adjusted for case-mix differences, whereas the ...
Alcock Richard F - - 2012
Cardiovascular complications are important causes of morbidity and mortality in elective non-cardiac surgery. Although difficult to diagnose, perioperative myocardial infarction (MI) remains prognostically important. High-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT) assays allow detection of very minor damage to cardiac muscle. These assays are yet to be fully evaluated in the perioperative setting. ...
Zheng Li - - 2012
Objective: Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant which works relating to noradrenergic and elective serotoninergic receptors. The aim of this study was to assess the pharmacokinetic properties and bioequivalence of a newly developed tablet formulation of mirtazapine with those of an established branded formulation in healthy Chinese male volunteers. Materials and ...
Mo D - - 2012
China's milk scandal is well known for causing the nation's largest food safety crisis and for its effect on thousands of children. Less, however, is known about the effect on the other victim: China's small dairy farmers. Although small backyard producers were not the ones that added melamine to the ...
Krawczel P D - - 2012
The primary objective of this study was to evaluate short-term responses in lying behavior and hygiene of Holstein dairy cows housed at a stocking density of 100 (1 cow per stall and headlock) or 142% imposed by 1) the denial of access to freestalls and headlocks, 2) the denial of ...
van Hulzen K J E - - 2012
Heritability of susceptibility to Johne's disease in cattle has been shown to vary from 0.041 to 0.159. Although the presence of genetic variation involved in susceptibility to Johne's disease has been demonstrated, the understanding of genes contributing to the genetic variance is far from complete. The objective of this study ...
Gillespie Brigid M - - 2012
In surgery, as much as 30% of procedure-specific information may be lost as a result of miscommunication. We assessed the relationship between interruptions, team familiarity, and miscommunications across a purposive sample of 160 surgical procedures in 10 specialties during a six-month period. Descriptive analysis was used to quantify interruptions in ...
Hanchett Marilyn - - 2012
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc, developed its first model of infection preventionist (IP) competency in 2011. The model is based on the principles of patient safety, professional and practice standards, and core competencies identified through research conducted by the Certification Board of Infection Control and ...
Bonatti Johannes - - 2012
Multivessel robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting is currently under development. Quadruple totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass has so far not been reported. A 75-year-old patient with multivessel coronary artery disease underwent daVinci Si-assisted completely endoscopic placement of a left internal mammary artery bypass to the left anterior descending ...
Wada Hironobu - - 2012
Mediastinal thoracic duct cysts are rare clinical findings. We report the case of a symptomatic 58-year-old woman in whom a thoracic duct cyst was successfully treated with surgical resection. Preoperative endobronchial ultrasonography revealed an oval-shaped hypoechoic area with a distinct, thick pedicle, gradual intermittent flux of the fluid content within ...
Pieri Francesco - - 2012
Purpose: The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate clinical and radiographic outcomes of ultrashort implants (4-mm diameter, 6-mm length) supporting fixed partial dentures in severely atrophic posterior mandibles. Materials and Methods: Twenty-five patients with posterior edentulous mandibular spans and 7- to 8-mm residual bone heights above the mandibular ...
Santman-Berends I M G A - - 2012
Heifer mastitis is a problem and risk factors may differ between heifers and older cows. The aim of this study was to estimate the heifer subclinical mastitis (HSCLM) incidence based on elevated somatic cell count (SCC) in the first 100d in lactation and the associated risk factors in Dutch dairy ...
Laarman A H - - 2012
The objective of this study was to elucidate the effect of feeding a calf starter on the volatile fatty acid (VFA) profile in the rumen and on expression of genes involved in epithelial intracellular pH regulation, butyrate metabolism, and hepatic urea cycle during the weaning transition. Twenty Holstein bull calves ...
Jackson Rubie Sue - - 2012
Although obesity is a risk factor for vascular disease, previous studies have shown an obesity paradox with decreased mortality in obese patients undergoing vascular surgery. This study examined the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and outcomes after carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The 2005-2009 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality ...
Walsh Susanna S - - 2012
Materials management personnel at a health care facility in Baltimore, Maryland, were stocking too much suture. They stocked suture requested by surgeons or recommended by suture company representatives, and, because the facility is a teaching institution, they stocked suture requested by residents. No master suture database was available to determine ...
Ryu Kyoung Min - - 2012
A 52-year-old woman presented with bulging of the anterior chest wall. The computed tomographic scan revealed an expansive localized mass based on the sternal manubrium. The patient was successfully treated with en bloc radical resection and reconstruction with clear resection margin. Histopathologic examination of the surgical specimen confirmed the diagnosis ...
Yekeler Erdal - - 2012
Swyer-James Macleod syndrome is a radiologic entity characterized by hyperlucency of one or more lobes or of the entire lung, decreased number and diameter of ipsilateral peripheral pulmonary vessels, and difficult visibility of the arterial network and unobstructed bronchial system. A 21-year-old male was admitted to our clinic on the ...
Dieter Alexis A - - 2012
This is a retrospective cohort study comparing the risk of treatment for postoperative urinary tract infection (UTI) in patients who receive short-term postoperative catheterization versus those who pass a void trial on the day of surgery after midurethral sling with or without concomitant pelvic surgery. We compared two cohorts to ...
Kammes K L - - 2012
Effects of legume particle length 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 13 ruminally and duodenally cannulated Holstein cows in a crossover design with a 14-d preliminary ...
Paraskevas Kosmas I - - 2012
In 2011, five independent, international guideline committees reported their recommendations for the management of symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. These included the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association, the Society for Vascular Surgery, the European Society of Cardiology, the Australasian, and the UK National Institute of Health and Clinical ...
Gensler Lianne - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: Since the first biologic agent was tested in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), the ability of these therapies to dramatically improve the clinical symptoms and signs of the disease was very evident. Over the past decade, 4 tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors have been approved by the Food and ...
Turba Ulku C - - 2012
A 76-year-old woman had (131)I accumulation within the mediastinum in the setting of thyroid carcinoma remission. Extensive diagnostic imaging including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), endoscopic ultrasound, bronchoscopy, and subsequently a needle aspiration biopsy revealed that the mass was a bronchogenic cyst. Five-year clinical and laboratory follow-up showed ...
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