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Cronenwett Jack L - - 2012
The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) is designed to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and cost of vascular health care. It uses the structure of a Patient Safety Organization to permit collection of patient-identified information but protect benchmarked comparisons from legal discovery. The SVS VQI is ...
Beach Patricia Ringos - - 2012
"I want to tell the truth about my cancer experience. I want to show the whole picture, even the disgusting parts … I want to state my fears and anxieties, my ups and downs. This is not a tale of heroics. Living with cancer and undergoing the torment of its ...
Smith Amy Rex - - 2012
Purpose/Objectives: To explore the meaning, function, and focus of prayer for patients with advanced cancer, and to identify the effects of prayer on their coping.Research Approach: Qualitative, descriptive design using focus groups.Setting: Three cancer centers that are part of a university-affiliated comprehensive cancer network in the northeastern United States.Participants: 13 ...
Blanchard Joan C - - 2012
Reuse of single-use devices Key words: single-use devices, resterilization, reuse, repurposing of single-use devices. Use of long-sleeved perioperative warm-up jackets Key words: perioperative attire, recommended practices for attire. Requirements for preoperative fasting Key words: NPO, surgical fasting, preoperative fasting. Necessity of medication orders for medications on the sterile field Key ...
Zhu Shao-Cheng - - 2012
To explore the findings of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and the diffusion characteristics on patellar cartilage in healthy adults. Thirty healthy subjects were studied on SIEMENS 3.0-T Trio Tim magnetic resonance (MR) scanner. The apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of the patellar cartilage were measured in different areas. The patellar cartilage ...
Gordon Fredric D - - 2012
Ascites is the pathologic accumulation of fluid in the peritoneum. It is the most common complication of cirrhosis, with a prevalence of approximately 10%. Over a 10-year period, 50% of patients with previously compensated cirrhosis are expected to develop ascites. As a marker of hepatic decompensation, ascites is associated with ...
Vanwormer Lisa A - - 2012
Background/Study Context: The inhibitory deficit hypothesis (Hasher & Zacks, 1988 , The Psychology of Learning and Motivation: Advances in Research and Theory, 22, 193-225) suggests that older adults are more susceptible to interference from irrelevant information because of age-related declines in inhibitory ability. Reading comprehension tasks have found that this ...
Mollenhorst H - - 2012
The aim of this study was to assess farmers' preferences for the performance characteristics of mastitis detection systems. Additionally, we looked at whether certain groups of farmers could be distinguished with specific preferences. Farmers' opinions concerning mastitis detection systems, as well as general information about the farm and the farmer, ...
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Abstracts appear as they were submitted and have not undergone editing or the Oncology Nursing Forum's review process. If any errors or omissions have been made, please accept our apologies. Abstracts that are not being presented do not appear.
Richmond Ellen S - - 2012
To provide an overview of the basic principles of biomarker use in clinical oncology practice and discuss the range of biomarker forms (from genes to constitutional characteristics), biomarker functions (both disease- and drug-related), modalities (protein expression patterns to patient history), the criteria for biomarker validation, and the integral role of bioinformatics. ...
McCullough Mona - - 2012
The objective of this study was to report on the location of the ureters in relation to the sacral promontory at the level of the pelvic brim. Female patients undergoing indicated computed tomographic (CT) urograms were selected for this study. Charts and images from a defined 3-year study period were ...
Kim Ki Hwan - - 2012
Primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is extremely rare, and MFH arising from a hydronephrotic kidney has not been reported. When MFH originates from a long-standing hydronephrotic kidney, the imaging findings can include nearly invisible renal parenchyma and atrophy of the ureter and renal artery, in addition to the findings attributable ...
Sangle Nikhil A - - 2012
Osteosarcoma is one of the most common primary malignant bone tumors in children and adolescents. Telangiectatic osteosarcoma is an unusual variant of osteosarcoma, forming 3% to 10% of all osteosarcomas. Radiographically, these tumors appear as purely lytic destructive lesions located in the metaphyses of long bones. The location and x-ray ...
Iimura Kurin - - 2012
Teleost fish scale is a dermal skeleton equipped with a strong regenerative ability. Owing to this regenerative ability, teleost fish scale can be used as a model for the regeneration of the dermal skeleton. However, there is insufficient fundamental knowledge of the regeneration, and this limits the usage of fish ...
Mounsey J S - - 2012
Hydrolyzed or nonhydrolyzed sodium caseinate-lactose dispersions were spray dried, at a protein: lactose ratio of 0.5, to examine the effects of protein hydrolysis on relaxation behavior and stickiness of model powders. Sodium caseinate (NC) used included a nonhydrolyzed control (DH 0) and 2 hydrolyzed variants (DH 8.3 and DH 15), ...
Küpper J - - 2012
The objective of this study was to estimate genetic manifestation of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) infection in German Holstein cows. Incorporated into this study were 11,285 German Holstein herd book cows classified as MAP-positive and MAP-negative animals using fecal culture results and originating from 15 farms in Thuringia, Germany ...
Ghodsizad Ali - - 2012
Insufficient liver remnant volume still precludes patients with potentially resectable tumors from curative surgery. Clinically, it has been demonstrated that transplanted adult stem cells promote liver regeneration. However, the mechanisms of the observed functional improvements are unknown. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of transplanted human ...
Johnson Hope L - - 2012
A culture of patient safety requires commitment and full participation from all staff members. In 2008, results of a culture of patient safety survey conducted in the perioperative division of the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania revealed a lack of patient-centered focus, teamwork, and positive communication. As a result, ...
Wright Marc-Oliver - - 2012
Research is an integral component of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Strategic Plan 2020. As the role of the infection preventionist (IP) has evolved toward consumers and implementers of research, it becomes increasingly necessary to assess which topics require further evidence and how best APIC ...
Sylvester Toni - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Ureteral injury or compromise can occur after pelvic floor reconstruction for prolapse. Therefore, it is routine to perform intraoperative urethrocystoscopy at end of the operative case to confirm ureteral patency. We show retrograde ureterogram before and after release of fixation sutures from bilateral sacrospinous ligament fixation performed for stage ...
Lee Tae Hoon - - 2012
Liver enzymes, including aminotransferases and alkaline phosphatase, are some of the most commonly ordered blood tests in a physician's practice. These enzymes have been valuable in screening for liver disease, as well as in diagnosing and monitoring patients with acute and chronic hepatobiliary disorders. Patients with predominantly aminotransferase elevations are ...
Caballero Lorena - - 2012
Pigment patterning in animals generally occurs during early developmental stages and has ecological, physiological, ethological, and evolutionary significance. Despite the relative simplicity of color patterns, their emergence depends upon multilevel complex processes. Thus, theoretical models have become necessary tools to further understand how such patterns emerge. Recent studies have reevaluated ...
Leriche F - - 2012
Freshly drawn raw milk from 37 single herds on farms manufacturing raw cow cheese under the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) label were sampled over 13mo for pseudomonad counts. Coliforms, somatic cells, and coagulase-positive staphylococci were counted and total fat and protein contents measured. For pseudomonad counts, the overall mean ...
Paredes Angelo H - - 2012
As the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become the most common cause of asymptomatic liver enzyme elevations in Western nations. Although it is easy to diagnose NAFLD, a liver biopsy is currently required to diagnose nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Patients with NASH are those ...
García-Peniche T B - - 2012
To aid in improvement of breeding programs for production and reproduction traits of US dairy goats, breed differences over time were documented and genetic parameters were estimated. Data were from herds with ≥2 breeds (Alpine, LaMancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, or Toggenburg), but only purebred data were analyzed. Three kidding periods ...
Yapura M Jimena - - 2012
Effects of the non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor letrozole on ovarian function in cattle were determined. The hypothesis that letrozole would arrest growth of the dominant follicle, resulting in emergence of a new follicular wave at a predictable post-treatment interval, was tested. Heifers were assigned randomly to four groups 4 days after ...
Huhmann Maureen - - 2012
To present a clinical update regarding common distressing lung cancer symptoms and provide an update on management interventions. Journal articles, systematic reviews. Goals of treatment of the patient with lung cancer must include management of the high symptom burden that often accompanies the disease. Early assessment and management of symptoms ...
Kline-Krammes Sarah - - 2012
Upper airway obstruction is responsive to the reduction in airflow turbulence provided by helium/oxygen (heliox) admixture. Our pediatric critical care transport team (PCCTT) has used heliox for children with upper airway obstruction from croup. We sought to describe our experience with heliox on transport and hypothesized that heliox-treated children with ...
Peterson Mark D - - 2012
Peterson MD, Haapala HJ, Hurvitz EA. Predictors of cardiometabolic risk among adults with cerebral palsy. To examine the independent association between various anthropometric indicators and standard clinical markers of cardiometabolic health risk among adults with cerebral palsy (CP). Cross-sectional study. Clinical center for CP treatment and rehabilitation. Adults with CP ...
Hullfish Kathie L - - 2012
Our null hypothesis was that the introduction of preoperative hysterectomy checklists for fibroids, dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB), and chronic pelvic pain (CPP) would not affect the rate of hysterectomy or the proportion of cases with nonconfirmable final pathology. Using a prospective 6-month cohort, we compared the rate of hysterectomy (using ...
Sananes Renée - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to monitor developmental progress and identify predictors of developmental outcomes at 2 years after operation in infants who underwent a surgical procedure with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) at less than 3 months of age. Patients (N = 131 enrolled; N = 106 assessed) less than ...
Flamm Steven L - - 2012
Hepatic granulomata are not infrequently encountered in liver biopsy and often are associated with systemic disease. The clinical presentation varies with the particular systemic process. From a biochemical standpoint, the most common abnormalities are elevated serum alkaline phosphatase and γ-glutamyltransferase. The observation of granulomata in a liver biopsy specimen warrants ...
Vanneste Sven - - 2012
Objective: Tinnitus is defined as an intrinsic sound sensation that cannot be attributed to an external sound source. Currently there are no standardized drug therapies for the treatment of tinnitus. Based on the analogy between pain and tinnitus it is suggested that among all antidepressant families that have been used ...
Soberon M A - - 2012
A calf milk replacer (CMR) is designed to replace whole, saleable milk as a lower cost nutrient source for calves while striving to nourish a newborn calf, reduce calf mortality, strengthen immunity, and increase animal life span and productivity. Antioxidants (AO) can enhance immune defense by reducing oxidative damage, but ...
Mills-Wisneski Sharon M - - 2012
While I did enjoy the article by White and Boehmer (2012) in the March issue, I did have a hard time accepting the author's definition of sexual minority women. When I first saw the title, I immediately thought of minority women, thinking race or ethnicity. I just don't think that ...
Fàbrega Anna - - 2012
The sperm surface is covered with a dense coating of carbohydrate-rich molecules. Many of these molecules are involved in the acquisition of fertilising ability. In the present study, eight lectins (i.e. Arachis hypogae (peanut) agglutinin (PNA), Lens culimaris (lentil) agglutinin-A (LCA), Pisum sativum (pea) agglutin (PSA), Triticum vulgari (wheat) germ ...
Duncan Burris - - 2012
Duncan B, Shen K, Zou L-P, Han T-L, Lu Z-L, Zheng H, Walsh M, Venker C, Su Y, Schnyer R, Caspi O. Evaluating intense rehabilitative therapies with and without acupuncture for children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial. To compare the outcomes of conventional therapies (physical, occupational, and hydrotherapies) ...
Sanita Paula Volpato - - 2012
Purpose: The aim of this randomized clinical trial was to compare the effectiveness of microwave denture disinfection and nystatin in the treatment of well-controlled type 2 diabetic patients with denture stomatitis in terms of microbiologic and clinical outcomes. Materials and Method: Diabetic patients wearing maxillary complete dentures with denture stomatitis ...
Tsai Max - - 2012
Febuxostat, a non-purine selective xanthine oxidase (XO) inhibitor, may affect the metabolism of theophylline as XO hydroxylates 1-methylxanthine to 1-methyluric acid. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of febuxostat on the pharmacokinetics of theophylline and its metabolites. 24 healthy subjects received febuxostat 80 mg (Regimen A) ...
Watts A C - - 2012
To report the outcome and complications from pyrocarbon proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint arthroplasty at a minimum of 2 years of follow-up. A retrospective case review was performed on 72 patients with an average age of 57 years, and a total of 97 pyrocarbon PIP joint arthroplasties. Patient demographics, diagnosis, implant ...
Phipps Marcy C - - 2012
Loneliness and consequences in a seaside hospital.
Antosh Danielle D - - 2012
This study aimed to compare operative times and short-term outcomes between robotic and laparoscopic sacral colpopexy. A retrospective cohort study using a convenience sample was performed comparing patients who underwent robotic and laparoscopic sacral colpopexy during a 4-year period. Operative time, blood loss, perioperative complications, and objective cure of prolapse ...
Vanlioglu Burcin Akoglu - - 2012
The aim of this research was to evaluate internal and marginal adaptation of lithium disilicate partial crowns fabricated using IPS e.max Press and IPS e.max CAD systems. Forty maxillary first molars were divided into two groups. The margins were located above the cementoenamel junction mesially and below it distally. The ...
Milani Liliana - - 2012
In most metazoans mitochondria are inherited maternally. However, in some bivalve molluscs, two mitochondrial lineages are present: one transmitted through females (F-type), the other through males (M-type). This unique system is called Doubly Uniparental Inheritance (DUI) of mitochondria. In DUI species, M-type mitochondria have to invade the germ line of ...
Khandave Suhas S - - 2012
Objectives: To study the bioequivalence of Losartan Potassium Tablets 50 mg manufactured by Micro Labs Ltd. India to Cozaar® Tablets 50 mg, manufactured by Merck Sharp and Dohme Ltd., UK in normal healthy adult subjects under fasting condition along with the comparative safety evaluation of both treatments. Materials and methods: ...
Cruz A G - - 2012
We investigated the effect of increased glucose oxidase concentration as a technological option to decrease oxidative stress during the processing of probiotic yogurts. Probiotic yogurts were produced with increased concentrations of glucose oxidase (0, 250, 500, 750, or 1,000mg/kg) and submitted to physicochemical and microbiological analysis at 1, 15, and ...
Hammert Warren C - - 2012
Ulnar impaction is a common condition encountered by hand surgeons. Historically, treatment of this condition has been with wafer resection of the distal ulna, by either open or arthroscopic means, or diaphyseal ulnar shortening osteotomy; however, both of these have the potential for prolonged recovery or a need for additional ...
Gotera Jenifer - - 2012
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is associated to episodic exacerbations of asthma involving alveolar macrophages and chemokine production. The aim of this study was to determine the circulating levels of monocyte chemotactic protein 1 (MCP-1), regulated on activation normal T cell expressed and secreted (RANTES), and substance P (SP) in ...
El-Rassi Issam - - 2012
We describe a simple rerouting technique for an anteriorly situated anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA), extending the left main coronary trunk with autologous aortic and pulmonary tissue. This technique is reproducible. It provides a tension-free aortocoronary anastomosis and a full potential for future growth.
Unger Cecile A - - 2012
Vesicouterine fistulae are the least common type of urogenital fistulae found in women and are often the result of inadvertent bladder injury at the time of cesarean delivery. Few case reports exist on the management and repair of these fistulae. A 41-year-old woman with a history of three cesarean deliveries ...
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