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Roy Anuradha - - 2012
The insect brain secretes prothoracicotropic hormone (PTTH), which stimulates the prothoracic gland to synthesize ecdysone. The active metabolite of ecdysone, 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E), works through ecdysone receptor (EcR) and ultraspiracle (USP) to initiate molting and metamorphosis by regulating downstream genes. Previously, we found that EcR was expressed in the PTTH-producing neurosecretory ...
Badawi Ramy A - - 2012
Percutaneous left ventricular assist device (pLVAD) utilization is increasing as the potential applications expand. We report a case of high-risk balloon aortic valvuloplasty and percutaneous coronary intervention using the Impella 2.5 pLVAD in a patient with severely depressed left ventricular function as a bridge to heart transplantation.
Pan Su-Ying - - 2012
Based on past research regarding the relationship between person-environment fit and work-family conflict (WFC), we examined the mediating effects of perceived organization/supervisor support on the relationship between person-organization/supervisor value congruence and WFC. A structural equation model was used to test three hypotheses using data collected from 637 workers in Taiwan. ...
Bodas R - - 2012
Twenty Assaf lambs fed barley straw plus a concentrate alone (CONTROL group) or enriched with naringin (1.5 g/kg DM, NARINGIN group) were used to assess the effect of this polyphenolic compound on meat quality attributes. Serum samples were collected for 7 weeks, then the animals were slaughtered and the livers ...
Dzikowicz Benjamin R - - 2012
Transducers for acoustic beacons which can produce outgoing signals with wave fronts whose horizontal cross sections are circular or spiral are studied experimentally. A remote hydrophone is used to determine its aspect relative to the transducers by comparing the phase of the circular signal to the phase of the spiral ...
Herndon Christopher M - - 2012
Pain and symptoms related to palliative care (pain and palliative care [PPC]) are often undertreated. This is largely owing to the complexity in the provision of care and the potential discrepancy in education among the various health care professionals required to deliver care. Pharmacists are frequently involved in the care ...
Ubeda Carlos - - 2012
Purpose: The aim of this study was to present the results of a pilot program on patient dosimetry carried out in Chile during the last 5 yr, using a biplane x-ray angiography system settled for pediatrics. This research was conducted in Latin America under the auspices of the International Atomic ...
Radhakrishna Suhas M - - 2012
: This study describes the 15-yr experience of a large urban tertiary care children's hospital in treating critically ill patients with pediatric rheumatic diseases. : Retrospective case series. : Children's Hospital Los Angeles, a large urban tertiary care children's hospital. : All patients with pediatric rheumatic diseases admitted to the ...
Perry Paul J - - 2012
Serotonin syndrome (SS) and neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) are uncommon but potentially life-threatening adverse reactions associated with psychotropic medications. Polypharmacy and the similar presentation of SS and NMS make diagnosis of the 2 syndromes problematic. A MEDLINE search was performed for the period 1960 to 2011 for case reports, review ...
Johnson Anne Marie - - 2012
We extend the redundant spacings calibration method for finding piston coefficients affecting the elements of a dilute aperture array so that tilt phase coefficients can also be calculated and corrected without the need for assumptions about the object. The tilt coefficient retrieval method is successfully demonstrated in simulation, and the ...
Jeong Cheol-Ho - - 2012
The accuracy of a phased beam tracing method in predicting transfer functions is investigated with a special focus on the positions of the source and receiver. Simulated transfer functions for various source-receiver pairs using the phased beam tracing method were compared with analytical Green's functions and boundary element solutions up ...
Varlotta Lori E - - 2012
Abstract Hearing the national call for higher education accountability, the author of this tripartite article urges university administrators to move towards a more data-driven approach to counseling center supervision. Toward that end, the author first examines a key factor-perceived increase in student pathology-that appears to shape budget and staffing decisions ...
Zhao Xuan - - 2012
Purpose: To develop an automated beam placement technique for whole breast radiotherapy using tangential beams. We seek to find optimal parameters for tangential beams to cover the whole ipsilateral breast (WB) and minimize the dose to the organs at risk (OARs).Methods: A support vector machine (SVM) based method is proposed ...
Luo Jing - - 2012
To construct a lentiviral vector expressing small-hairpin RNA(shRNA) targeting SPARC gene and investigate its silenced effect on SPARC in human myelodysplastic syndromes(MDS) cell line SKM-1. The targeting sequence of SPARC gene which can be effectively silenced in RNA interference was confirmed in our previous study. The designed and synthesized single-stranded ...
Tang Weixing - - 2012
Hybridization with introduced fish species is an important threat to native fish species. Here we investigated hybridization between native barbless carp (Cyprinus pellegrini) and introduced common carp (C. carpio) in Xingyun Lake in the Yunnan-Guizhou plateau of China. A total of 203 individuals of Cyprinus from Xingyun Lake were studied ...
Stähli B E - - 2012
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) provides information regarding lesion morphology and three-dimensional coronary anatomy incremental to coronary angiography. We addressed the question whether preprocedural CCTA bears potential for guiding percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Sixty-six coronary lesions attempted with PCI within 6 months of preprocedural CCTA were retrospectively assessed. Lesion parameters ...
Frigstad Svein-Oskar - - 2012
Anaemia may be multifactorial in origin. We present a woman with autoimmune hepatitis and secondary warm autoimmune haemolytic anaemia and most likely also concomitant anaemia of chronic disease. A relapse of autoimmune haemolysis was successfully treated with steroids and high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin. At the same time, bleeding from angiodysplasia in ...
Jou Yeong-Chin - - 2012
In a recent study on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we have shown that the transcription factors Myeloid Zinc Finger-1 (MZF-1) and Ets-like-protein 1 (Elk-1) are significantly related to protein kinase C alpha (PKCα) expression. The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation of the expression of PKCα with the ...
Chen Kang-Hua - - 2012
Perinatal hypoxia has been observed to cause more aggressive pulmonary hypertension in human. Several mediators such as reactive oxygen species (ROS) and substance P are believed to be crucial in the mechanism of inducing pulmonary hypertension. This study was designed to test whether substance P and ROS play a role ...
Roland Pål-Didrik Hoff - - 2012
Ginkgo is probably one of the most widely used medicinal herbs in Europe. In Norway products of ginkgo leaf extract have been approved by the Norwegian Medicines Agency for the following indication: traditionally used to improve blood circulation, for example, cold hands and feet. Elsewhere, ginkgo is used for cognitive ...
Wang Hai-Long - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an extract from Moringa oleifera (MO) on the development of monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary hypertension (PH) in Wistar rats. An ethanol extraction was performed on dried MO leaves, and HPLC analysis identified niaziridin and niazirin in the extract. PH was ...
Chen Shih-Chang - - 2012
In this study, we determined the cross-generation link between sedentary behavior of schoolchildren with their 6-year BMI progression pattern and metabolic disease category of their parents. Anthro- pometric data of 11,190 elementary schoolchildren (aged 13) were retrospectively tracked from 2003 to 2009, and classified into two groups: Normal (N = ...
Knechtle Beat - - 2012
Ultra-endurance performance is of increasing popularity. We investigated the associations between anthropometry, training and support during racing, with race performance in 67 male recreational ultra-endurance cyclists participating in the 'Swiss Cycling Marathon' over 600 kilometres, an official qualifier for the cycling ultra-marathon 'Paris-Brest-Paris'. The 54 finishers showed no differences in ...
Ho Ying-Jui - - 2012
Neuroimmune system is involved in communication between the endocrine and nervous systems, which may take part in the effects of dioscorea, reversing changes of anxiety-like behavior and interleukin (IL)-2 levels in the brains of ovariectomized (OVX) rats. This study was aimed at evaluating administration of diosgenin, an ingredient of dioscorea, ...
Brustugun Odd Terje - - 2012
Epidermal growth-factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKI) are a relatively new class of drugs for treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. The national professional group for lung cancer, The Norwegian Lung Cancer Group, recommends that patients with non-small-cell lung cancer are tested for mutations in the EGFR gene. Here, we ...
Wang Min M Department of Geriatrics and Gastroenterology, Qi-Lu Hospital of Shandong University Key Laboratory of Proteomics of Shandong Province, Jinan Shandong, People's Republic of China. - - 2012
Our study investigated the effects of the chemopreventive agent sulforaphane (SFN) on human colon cancer Caco-2 cells and potential underlying mechanisms of the effects. When treated with SFN at hypotoxic levels, UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A (UGT1A) was induced in a dose-dependent manner. SFN at 25 μM showed the highest UGT1A-induction activity, inducing ...
Rüst Christoph Alexander CA Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, - - 2012
"The physique of Ironman triathletes was considered to be similar to that of cyclists. We intended to investigate differences and similarities in anthropometry and training between 83 Ironman triathletes competing in a qualifier for 'Ironman Hawaii' and 84 ultra-endurance cyclists competing in a qualifier for the 'Race across America'. The ...
Hanevik Hans Ivar - - 2012
Background. Assisted reproduction is traditionally regarded as effective when it results in a high pregnancy rate per started treatment cycle. For the patients, it is more interesting to know how high the probability is of giving birth during a full course of assisted reproduction treatment. Material and method. Retrospective series ...
Podeszwa RafaƂ - - 2012
Density-functional theory (DFT) revolutionized the ability of computational quantum mechanics to describe properties of matter and is by far the most often used method. However, all the standard variants of DFT fail to predict intermolecular interaction energies. In recent years, a number of ways to go around this problem has ...
Puosi F - - 2012
The spatial correlations of the monomer displacements are studied via molecular-dynamics simulations of a melt of fully flexible, unentangled polymer chains with different length, interacting potential, density, and temperature. Both the scalar and the vector characters of the correlations are considered and their extension quantified in terms of suitable dynamical ...
Fareed Khaleel R KR Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, Academic Unit of Oncology, School of Molecular Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham NG5 1PB, United - - 2012
To examine cytokeratin-18 (CK-18) and caspase-cleaved CK-18 expression in tumours and correlate with clinicopathological outcomes including tumour regression grade (TRG) response. Formalin-fixed human gastro-oesophageal cancers were constructed into tissue microarrays. The first set consisted of 122 gastric/gastro-oesophageal cancer cases not exposed to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and the second set consisted of ...
Wojnarowska Z - - 2012
The pharmaceuticals, procaine hydrochloride and procainamide hydrochloride, are glass-forming as well as ionically conducting materials. We have made dielectric measurements at ambient and elevated pressures to characterize the dynamics of the ion conductivity relaxation in these pharmaceuticals, and calorimetric measurements for the structural relaxation. Perhaps due to their special chemical ...
Benson Kathleen F KF NIS Labs, 1437 Esplanade, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, USA. - - 2012
To study the effects of probiotic metabolites on maturation stage of antigen-presenting immune cells. Ganeden Bacillus coagulans 30 (GBC30) bacterial cultures in log phase were used to isolate the secreted metabolite (MET) fraction. A second fraction was made to generate a crude cell-wall-enriched fraction, by centrifugation and lysis, followed by ...
Xu Liufang - - 2012
The global stability of dynamical systems and networks is still challenging to study. We developed a landscape and flux framework to explore the global stability. The potential landscape is directly linked to the steady state probability distribution of the non-equilibrium dynamical systems which can be used to study the global ...
Park Hana H Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 120-752, South - - 2012
To evaluate long-term clinical course of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) and predictive factors associated with the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and survival. We analyzed 67 patients with BCS between June 1988 and May 2008. The diagnosis of BCS was confirmed by hepatic venous outflow obstruction shown on abdominal ultrasound sonography, ...
Zhang Guo-Mao - - 2012
It has been proposed that the spatial excitable media can perform a wide range of computational operations, from image processing, to path planning, to logical and arithmetic computations. The realizations in the field of chemical logical and arithmetic computations are mainly concerned with single simple logical functions in experiments. In ...
Schmidt M - - 2012
Protonated water clusters with 60 to 79 molecules have been studied by nanocalorimetry. The technique is based on multi-collision excitations of the accelerated clusters with helium. The caloric curves indicate transitions that resemble those of water clusters charged by an excess electron, but the transition temperatures of the protonated clusters ...
Georgiou Georgios K GK Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Ioannina, 45500 Ioannina, Greece. - - 2012
We report a case of acute chylous ascites formation presenting as peritonitis (acute chylous peritonitis) in a patient suffering from acute pancreatitis due to hypertriglyceridemia and alcohol abuse. The development of chylous ascites is usually a chronic process mostly involving malignancy, trauma or surgery, and symptoms arise as a result ...
Xie Kun K Department of General Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310016, Zhejiang Province, - - 2012
To evaluate the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) compared with open distal pancreatectomy (ODP). Meta-analysis was performed using the databases, including PubMed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science and BIOSIS Previews. Articles should contain quantitative data of the comparison of LDP and ODP. ...
Kim Hyung Hun HH Department of Internal Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan 602-702, South - - 2012
To investigate the efficacy of cap-fitted colonoscopy (CFC) with regard to cecal intubation time. Two hundred and ninety-five patients undergoing screening colonoscopy at Gospel Hospital, Kosin University College of Medicine were enrolled in this randomized controlled trial between January and December 2010. Colonoscopies were conducted by a single endoscopist. Patient ...
Bauler Patricia - - 2012
Diffusion is often the rate determining step in many biological processes. Currently, the two main computational methods for studying diffusion are stochastic methods, such as Brownian dynamics, and continuum methods, such as the finite element method. This paper proposes a new hybrid diffusion method that couples the strengths of each ...
Johnsen A J - - 2012
A fully quantum mechanical dynamical calculation on the photodissociation of molecular chlorine is presented. The magnitudes and phases of all the relevant photofragment T-matrices have been calculated, making this study the computational equivalent of a "complete experiment," where all the possible parameters defining an experiment have been determined. The results ...
Campbell E K - - 2012
Velocity mapped ion imaging and resonantly enhanced multiphoton ionization time-of-flight methods have been used to investigate the photodissociation dynamics of the diatomic molecule Cl(2) following excitation to the first UV absorption band. The experimental results presented here are compared with high level time dependent wavepacket calculations performed on a set ...
Ram N Bhargava - - 2012
Negative ion resonance states of ammonia are accessed upon capture of electrons with energy 5.5 eV and 10.5 eV, respectively. These resonance states dissociate to produce H(-) and NH(2) (-) fragment anions via different fragmentation channels. Using the velocity slice imaging technique, we measured the angular and kinetic energy distribution ...
Das Sanghamitra - - 2012
One generic difficulty of most state-specific many-body formalisms using the Jeziorski-Monkhorst ansatz: ψ = Σ(μ)exp(T(μ))|φ(μ)>c(μ) for the wave-operators is the large number of redundant cluster amplitudes. The number of cluster amplitudes up to a given rank is many more in number compared to the dimension of the Hilbert Space spanned ...
Felderhof B U - - 2012
The extended Navier-Stokes equations describing the steady-state hydrodynamics of a viscous fluid with spinning particles are solved for flow through a circular cylindrical tube. The flow caused by an applied torque density in the azimuthal direction and linear in the radial distance from the axis is compared with the flow ...
Kirikoshi Hiroyuki H Gastroenterology Division, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-9 Fuku-ura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0004, - - 2012
To evaluate the effectiveness of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resistant to transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). This study was conducted on 42 patients who received HAIC for advanced HCC between 2001 and 2010 at our hospital. 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) was administered continuously for 24 h from day ...
Chaban Vitaly V - - 2012
We developed a new physical model to predict macroscopic properties of inorganic molten systems using a realistic description of inter-atomic interactions. Unlike the conventional approach, which tends to overestimate viscosity by several times, our systems consist of a set of ions with an admixture of neutral atoms. The neutral atom ...
Wang Chunrui - - 2012
A converged quantum wave packet study is presented for the unimolecular reaction HOOH → OH+OH induced by the fifth OH-overtone excitation employing an ab initio potential energy surface. All six internal vibrational degrees of freedom are explicitly represented in this simulation for total angular momentum zero. It is found that ...
Chen Xiao-Li XL Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, Zhejiang Province, - - 2012
To study the therapeutic efficacy of a new transnasal ileus tube advanced endoscopically for adhesive small bowel obstruction. A total of 186 patients with adhesive small bowel obstruction treated from September 2007 to February 2011 were enrolled into this prospective randomized controlled study. The endoscopically advanced new ileus tube was ...
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