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Bonder Alan - - 2012
The differential diagnosis of a liver mass is large and requires understanding of the clinical and imaging features of liver lesions. A detailed history, physical examination, hepatic biochemical tests, and imaging studies are all essential in making the diagnosis. Decisions regarding specific imaging modalities for diagnoses, the use of liver ...
Ribeiro E S - - 2012
The objectives were to compare the effects of 2 methods of presynchronization and 2 lengths of proestrus on fertility of grazing dairy cows subjected to a 5-d timed artificial insemination (AI) protocol at initiation of breeding season. Lactating dairy cows (n=1,754) from 3 seasonal grazing farms were blocked within farm ...
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 ...
Mossa F - - 2012
The total number of ovarian follicles ≥3mm in diameter (antral follicle count, AFC) during follicular waves varies among cattle of similar age, but AFC is highly repeatable within individuals. We hypothesized that lower AFC could be associated with reduced fertility in cattle. The AFC was assessed by ultrasonography for 2 ...
Towghi Fouzieyha - - 2012
Drawing on 15 months of ethnographic research in Balochistan, Pakistan ( 2005 -2006), I explore Panjguri midwives' (dïnabogs, kawwās, or balloks) narrative links between routine injections of prostaglandins around childbirth and the increasing number of hysterectomies. These techno-medical interventions reflect the postcolonial biomedicalization of women's bodies and reproductive health care, ...
Battacone G - - 2012
The feedstuffs used in dairy animals must be able to give consumers confidence about the wholesomeness of milk with regard to aflatoxin contamination. The aim of this study was to determine the excretion patterns of aflatoxin M(1) (AFM1) in the milk of dairy goats fed a single dose of pure ...
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 ...
Ng Kee Peng - - 2012
Daldinia eschscholzii is an invasive endophyte that is most commonly found in plant tissues rich in secondary metabolites. We report the draft genome sequence of D. eschscholzii isolated from blood culture. The draft genome is 35,494,957 bp in length, with 42,898,665 reads, 61,449 contigs, and a G+C content of 46.8%. ...
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 ...
Tilney Peter - - 2012
A 4-month-old, 7-kg girl with a 3-day history of mild diarrhea was brought into a rural emergency department (ED) by private vehicle. The patient's parents reported that the child was in her usual state of health until the past several days, when she began having multiple loose stools. After an ...
Zhang Ai-Hua - - 2012
Editor's note: This is the seventh in a series of summaries of nursing care-related systematic reviews from the Cochrane Library.
Uthoff Heiko - - 2012
Clinical condition, hostile anatomy, and previous heart/aortic surgery may preclude standard open surgery and standard endovascular interventions in patients with complex aortic pathologies. We report our initial experience using the transapical endovascular approach to treat a type IA endoleak after transfemoral endovascular graft repair for a contained rupture of a ...
Li Jianhua - - 2012
: To determine the relationships among tear menisci variables and clinical tests used in the diagnosis of dry eye patients. : Dry eye patients (n=50; age, 35.2 years) and healthy subjects (n=48; age, 33.3 years) were recruited. Upper and lower tear menisci were imaged noninvasively by optical coherence tomography (OCT) ...
Lang Ning - - 2012
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is a relatively rare soft tissue malignant tumor. Most of reports currently are pathological articles and clinical case reports and most of them are MPNST in the thorax, abdomen or extremities. Imaging report of spinal MPNST is very rare, and MPNST is easy to ...
Kwo Paul Y - - 2012
Shortness of breath is a common complaint in those with chronic liver disease. The differential diagnosis for this complaint includes primary pulmonary disorders, systemic disorders that affect the liver and lungs, and extrahepatic manifestations of portal hypertension. Orthotopic liver transplant, when appropriate, is the most effective therapy for many patients ...
Stober Thomas - - 2012
Purpos: The aim of this study was to quantify and compare the clinical performance of cast conical double crown-retained removable partial dentures (C-RPDs) and electroplated double crown-retained removable partial dentures (EP-RPDs). Materials and Methods: A total of 60 RPDs were placed in 54 patients. Participants were randomly assigned to two ...
Van der Elst Wim - - 2012
Background/Study Context: Occupational activity is associated with cognitive functioning in older age. The mental exercise hypothesis attributes this association to differences in mental exercise at work. Methods: A case-control design was used to test the mental exercise hypothesis. Primary and secondary school teachers (aged between 25.29 and 79.01 years) and ...
Vernay M C M B - - 2012
The metabolic load during periods of high milk production in dairy cows causes a variety of changes of metabolite blood concentrations including dramatically decreased glucose levels. These changes supposedly impair the immune system. The goal of this study was, therefore, to evaluate adaptations of the cow's immune system in response ...
Nascimento Antônia Sâmia F - - 2012
Spermadhesins, a family of secretory proteins from the male genital tract of ungulate species, belong to the group of animal lectins. Spermadhesins have a prominent role in different aspects of fertilisation, such as spermatozoid capacitation, acrosomal stabilisation, sperm-oviduct interaction and during sperm-oocyte fusion. Proteins (spermadhesins) in buck seminal plasma were ...
Dunn Barbara K - - 2012
To define and discuss surrogate endpoint biomarkers, which are used in therapeutic trials as a substitute for the clinically meaningful "true" endpoint; and hence, may be used in answering cancer prevention questions in clinical trials evaluating drug/nutrient interventions for a number of common cancer sites. Literature, research articles. Surrogate endpoint ...
von Wattenwyl Robert - - 2012
The transplantation of skeletal myoblasts (SkM) might improve cardiac function after myocardial infarction via paracrine action. We used scaffold-based cell transfer by using vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-overexpressing myoblasts. Skeletal myoblasts were isolated and expanded from newborn Lewis rats. Cells were transfected with pCINeo-VEGF121 and seeded on polyurethane (PU) scaffolds. ...
Mwangi Benson B Division of Neuroscience, Medical Research Institute, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK. - - 2012
Quantitative abnormalities of brain structure in patients with major depressive disorder have been reported at a group level for decades. However, these structural differences appear subtle in comparison with conventional radiologically defined abnormalities, with considerable inter-subject variability. Consequently, it has not been possible to readily identify scans from patients with ...
Fessa Chris K - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: Surfer's myelopathy is a rare, nontraumatic spinal cord injury that typically occurs in beginner surfers. The condition was first described in 2004 by Thompson et al and usually presents in thin young men. We present a 19-year-old man who developed lower back pain, profound bilateral lower limb paraparesis, and ...
Howard Tera Frederick - - 2012
Vaginal agglutination after spontaneous vaginal delivery has not been previously described in the medical literature. A healthy 35-year-old Gravida 2 Para 2002 had a normal, spontaneous vaginal delivery. At her 8-week postpartum visit, a speculum could not be inserted into her vagina secondary to significant foreshortening. She was breastfeeding at ...
Arevalo Alejandro R - - 2012
We describe the case of 7-day-old neonate with pulmonary atresia, intact ventricular septum, and severe tricuspid valve (TV) dysplasia who underwent a Starnes right ventricular exclusion procedure (RVEP). The patient had severe tricuspid stenosis and regurgitation and right ventricular dysfunction after perforation and balloon dilation of the pulmonary valve.
Deqin Ma M Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 8515 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77054, - - 2012
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in up to 80% of colorectal and endometrial carcinomas. Deletions of the polyA tract in the 3' untranslated region (3' UTR) have been reported in microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) colonic carcinomas, but their impacts on EGFR expression and downstream pathways are unclear. This phenomenon ...
Bjerre-Harpøth V - - 2012
Physiological imbalance (PI) is a situation in which physiological parameters deviate from the normal, and cows consequently have an increased risk of developing production diseases and reduced production or reproduction. Our objectives were to (1) determine the effect of stage of lactation and milk yield on metabolic and production responses ...
Westenfelder Christof - - 2012
Because pharmacological interventions for the treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) have remained ineffective, cell-based therapies have been developed. Marrow stromal cells have been found to be safe and potentially effective in study subjects. Jung et al. demonstrate that macrophages made to overexpress anti-inflammatory interleukin-10 protect rats with AKI through ...
Mockler Alison A Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Center, Quebec, Canada. - - 2012
To better understand the experience of venous thromboembolism (VTE) from the points of view of patients with cancer during various stages of the cancer experience. Qualitative, descriptive. Various inpatient and outpatient units of a large urban university-affiliated hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Purposive sample of 10 participants who were anticipating, ...
Montero N - - 2012
This study refers to the integrative assessment of sediment quality in three harbour areas at the Spanish Atlantic Coast: Vigo (Northwestern Spain), Bilbao and Pasajes (Northern Spain). At each site, two lines of evidence have been considered: chemical analyses (metal, PAH and PCB concentrations in sediments and ammonia concentration in ...
Anand Mallika - - 2012
Urinary tract infections (UTIs), commonly caused by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC), confer significant morbidity among postmenopausal women. Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) comprise the first line of defense at the bladder's luminal surface. Our objective was to use a murine model of menopause to determine whether estrogen status affects the GAG layer in ...
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 ...
Saxton Rebecca - - 2012
Disruptive behavior among health care providers has been linked to negative patient outcomes. High-stress areas, including the perioperative setting, are especially prone to this behavior. The purpose of this study was to develop, implement, and evaluate an educational communication skills intervention aimed at increasing the perceived self-efficacy of perioperative nurses ...
Marshall Lachlan - - 2012
A 28-year-old male presenting with a hypertensive crisis was found to have synchronous right atrial and retrocaval masses. Serum normetadrenaline was elevated in keeping with functional paragangliomas. After preoperative optimization both masses were successfully excised, including a saphenous vein graft to the right coronary artery. Serum catecholamines returned to the ...
Liu Limei - - 2012
Incomplete epigenetic modification is one of important reasons of inefficient reprogramming of the donor cell nuclei in ooplasm after somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). It may also underlie the observed reduced viability of cloned embryos. Sodium butyrate (NaBu) is a natural histone deacetylase inhibitor that is produced in the intestine. ...
Le T T - - 2012
The milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) fraction refers to the thin film of polar lipids and membrane proteins that surrounds fat globules in milk. It is its unique biochemical composition that renders MFGM with some beneficial biological activities, such as anti-adhesive effects toward pathogens. However, a prerequisite for the putative ...
Griffith Kathleen A - - 2012
Purpose/Objectives: To explore barriers and facilitators of screening for colorectal cancer (CRC), as well as suggestions for improving screening among African Americans with first-degree relatives with CRC.Research Approach: A qualitative, descriptive approach involving focus groups.Setting: A community healthcare clinic in Baltimore, MD.Participants: 14 African American men and women aged 40 ...
Kane Michael A C MA Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA. - - 2012
Given the growing use of dermal fillers for cosmetic lip augmentation, a validated instrument with which to measure lip fullness is desirable in the clinic and as an efficacy endpoint in clinical studies. The authors developed and conducted a validation study of a Medicis-developed lip fullness scale. The Medicis Lip ...
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