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Superchi P - - 2012
The effects of dietary nucleotide supplementation from 9 days of age until the end of post-weaning on piglets hormonal and immune responses and on growth performance were investigated. During lactation (days 9 to 21) and post-weaning (days 22 to 55) 10 [HBI Fomeva11 × (Large White × Landrace)] litters (n ...
Lim C - - 2012
Centralised laboratories routinely determine blood types by serological and molecular methods. Current practices have limitations in terms of cost, time and accessibility. Miniaturised microfluidic platforms offer an alternative to conventional genotyping methods, since they consume fewer reagents, provide faster analysis and allow for complete integration and automation. As these 'lab-on-a-chip' ...
Uechi Masami - - 2012
Objective-To determine whether mitral valve repair (MVR) under cardiopulmonary bypass would be an effective treatment for mitral regurgitation in small-breed dogs. Design-Retrospective case series. Animals-48 small-breed dogs (body weight, 1.88 to 4.65 kg [4.11 to 10.25 lb]; age, 5 to 15 years) with mitral regurgitation that underwent surgery between August ...
Hansen Katherine S - - 2012
Case Description-An 11-year-old spayed female Collie was evaluated because of regurgitation, dysphagia, severe ptyalism, coughing, and weight loss of approximately 12 weeks' duration. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma had been diagnosed prior to referral on the basis of results of radiographic and endoscopic examination and histologic evaluation of biopsy samples. A ...
Rizk Awad - - 2012
Objective-To investigate the hormonal, metabolic, and cardiorespiratory effects of xylazine hydrochloride on dairy cows undergoing lateral recumbency and claw trimming. Design-Prospective crossover study. Animals-6 healthy Holstein-Friesian cows. Procedures-Cows were treated with xylazine (0.05 mg/kg [0.023 mg/lb], IM) or an equal volume of saline (0.9% NaCl) solution 15 minutes before being ...
Scarpa Filippo - - 2012
Objective-To assess the usefulness of histologic evaluation of surgical margins to predict local recurrence of cutaneous malignant tumors in dogs and cats treated by means of surgical excision. Design-Prospective case series. Animals-40 dogs and 20 cats. Procedures-60 surgically excised tumors (20 soft tissue sarcomas [STSs], 20 mast cell tumors [MCTs], ...
McLellan Jonathan - - 2012
Case Description-3 horses were evaluated because of lameness and swelling of the stifle joint subsequent to trauma. Clinical Findings-All horses had characteristic clinical signs of stifle joint pain and effusion. A medial patellar fracture and lateral collateral ligament avulsion fracture were visible ultrasonographically in each. Radiography, including standard as well ...
Hill Kevin L - - 2012
Objective-To determine whether maternally derived antibodies interfere with the mucosal immune response following intranasal (IN) vaccination of newborn calves with a multivalent modified-live virus vaccine. Design-Randomized controlled clinical trial. Animals-23 newborn Holstein bull calves. Procedures-Calves received colostrum and were assigned to group A (unvaccinated control calves), group B (IN vaccination ...
Freeman Lisa M - - 2012
Objective-To develop, validate, and evaluate a questionnaire (Cats' Assessment Tool for Cardiac Health [CATCH] questionnaire) for assessing health-related quality of life in cats with cardiac disease. Design-Prospective study. Animals-275 cats with cardiac disease. Procedures-The questionnaire was developed on the basis of clinical signs of cardiac disease in cats. A CATCH ...
Peloso John G - - 2012
Objective-To determine the value of serial measurements of peritoneal fluid lactate concentration (PFL) for detecting strangulating intestinal lesions (SLs) in referred horses with signs of colic. Design-Retrospective cohort study. Animals-94 horses with signs of colic. Procedures-Medical records of horses evaluated between September 2006 and February 2010 because of signs of ...
Tannoury Jenny N - - 2012
Abdominal cocoon, the idiopathic form of sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis, is a rare condition of unknown etiology that results in an intestinal obstruction due to total or partial encapsulation of the small bowel by a fibrocollagenous membrane. Preoperative diagnosis requires a high index of clinical suspicion. The early clinical features are ...
Ishikawa Toru T Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saiseikai Niigata Daini Hospital, 280-7 Teraji, Niigata 950-1104, Japan. - - 2012
The prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) depends on tumor extension as well as hepatic function. Hepatic functional reserve is recognized as a factor affecting survival in the treatment of HCC; the Child-Pugh classification system is the most extensively used method for assessing hepatic functional reserve in patients with chronic liver ...
Lohsiriwat Varut V Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700, Thailand. - - 2012
This review discusses the pathophysiology, epidemiology, risk factors, classification, clinical evaluation, and current non-operative and operative treatment of hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are defined as the symptomatic enlargement and distal displacement of the normal anal cushions. The most common symptom of hemorrhoids is rectal bleeding associated with bowel movement. The abnormal dilatation ...
Zhou Wen-Li WL Department of Gastroenterology, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University of China, Shanghai 200003, - - 2012
Human stem cells are scalable cell populations capable of cellular differentiation. This makes them a very attractive in vitro cellular resource and in theory provides unlimited amounts of primary cells. Such an approach has the potential to improve our understanding of human biology and treating disease. In the future it ...
Hegazy Sahar K SK Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tanta University, Tanta 8130, Egypt. - - 2012
To investigate the anti-oxidative and anti-fibrotic effects of aloe vera in patients with liver fibrosis. Aloe vera high molecular weight fractions (AHM) were processed by patented hyper-dry system in combination of freeze-dry technique with microwave and far infrared-ray radiation. Fifteen healthy volunteers as the control group and 40 patients were ...
Jiang Lei L Laboratory of Internal Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou 325000, Zhejiang Province, - - 2012
To investigate the role of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β-inducible early gene 1 (TIEG1) in TGF-β-induced growth inhibition in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. Human hepatocyte and HCC cell lines with varied susceptibilities to TGF-β1 were tested by methylthiazoletetrazolium (MTT) assay. The expression changes of Smad2, Smad3, Smad4, Smad7, TIEG1 and TIEG2 ...
Zhang Ye Y Third Central Clinical College of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300170, - - 2012
To investigate the methylation status of secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and evaluate its clinical implication. The methylation status of SPARC was analyzed in one HCC cell line (SMMC-7721) and 60 pairs of HCC and corresponding nontumorous tissues by methylation-specific polymerase chain ...
Zhang Wen-Jie WJ Department of General Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Medical School, Xian Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710061, Shaanxi Province, - - 2012
To develop an affinity peptide that binds to gastric cancer used for the detection of early gastric cancer. A peptide screen was performed by biopanning the PhD-12 phage display library, clearing non-specific binders against tumor-adjacent normal appearing gastric mucosa and obtaining selective binding against freshly harvested gastric cancer tissues. Tumor-targeted ...
Königsrainer Ingmar I Department of Surgery, University of Tübingen, Hoppe-Seyler-Strasse 3, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany. - - 2012
To investigate perioperative patient morbidity/mortality and outcome after cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). Of 150 patients 100 were treated with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC and retrospectively analyzed. Clinical and postoperative follow-up data were evaluated. Body mass index (BMI), age and peritoneal carcinomatosis index (PCI) were chosen as ...
Dapoigny Michel M Médecine Digestive, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire-CHU Estaing, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont Université, Inserm UMR 766, 63001 F-Clermont-Ferrand, France. - - 2012
To assess the effects and safety of Lactobacillus casei rhamnosus LCR35 complete freeze-dried culture (LCR35) in patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A randomized, double-blind pilot study was performed in 50 patients complaining of IBS symptoms complying with Rome III criteria. Patients were allocated to receive either LCR35 (n ...
Felley Christian C Service of Gastroenterology, University Hospital, 1000 Lausanne, - - 2012
To assess the role of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), age, smoking and body weight on the development of intestinal metaplasia of the gastric cardia (IMC). Two hundred and seventeen patients scheduled for esophagogastroduodenoscopy were enrolled in this study. Endoscopic biopsies from the esophagus, gastroesophageal junction and ...
Odena Gemma G Hepatology Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, Germans Trias i Pujol Health Science Research Institute, 08916 Badalona, - - 2012
To compare rifaximin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 treatment of hyperammonemia and brain edema in cirrhotic rats with portal occlusion. Rats with CClâ‚„-induced cirrhosis with ascites plus portal vein occlusion and controls were randomized into six groups: Cirrhosis; Cirrhosis + IGF-1; Cirrhosis + rifaximin; Controls; Controls + IGF-1; and Controls ...
Kakugawa Yasuo Y Division of Screening Technology and Development, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, Tokyo 104-0045, - - 2012
To evaluate the effectiveness of our proposed bowel preparation method for colon capsule endoscopy. A pilot, multicenter, randomized controlled trial compared our proposed "reduced volume method" (group A) with the "conventional volume method" (group B) preparation regimens. Group A did not drink polyethylene glycol electrolyte lavage solution (PEG-ELS) the day ...
Tabata Taku T Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital, 3-18-22 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8677, - - 2012
To investigate differences in clinical features between diffuse- and focal-type autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). Based on radiological findings by computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging, we divided 67 AIP patients into diffuse type (D type) and focal type (F type). We further divided F type into head type (H type) and ...
Momtaz Hassan H Department of Microbiology, ShahreKord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahre Kord 166, - - 2012
To compare genotype of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) isolated from saliva, dental plaques, gastric biopsy, and stool of each patient in order to evaluate the mode of transmission of H. pylori infection. This cross-sectional descriptive study was performed on 300 antral gastric biopsy, saliva, dental plaque and stool samples which ...
Wang Peng P State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, Beijing 100071, - - 2012
To investigate the association between the tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (TagSNPs) of NOD1 and NOD2 and the risk of developing gastric cancer. We conducted a hospital-based case-control study including 296 incident gastric cancer patients and 160 gastritis controls. Eight TagSNPs in the NOD1 and NOD2 genes were selected from the ...
Su Bin-Bin BB Department of Gastroenterology, South Building, Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing 100853, - - 2012
To determine whether serum levels of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) correlate with the presence of primary colorectal cancer (CRC), and/or recurrent CRC following radical resection. A total of 413 patients with CRC underwent radical surgery between January 1998 and December 2002 in our department and were enrolled in this study. The ...
Gong Jia-Qing JQ Department of General Surgery, the People's Liberation Army General Hospital of Chengdu Command, Chengdu 610083, Sichuan Province, - - 2012
To investigate the possible reasons and suggest therapeutic plan of stress-induced intestinal necrosis resulting from the severe trauma. Three patients in our study were trapped inside collapsed structures for 22, 21 and 37 h, respectively. The patients underwent 3-4 operations after sustaining their injuries. Mechanical ventilation, intermittent hemodialysis and other ...
Xia Xian-Ming XM Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230022, Anhui Province, China. - - 2012
To investigate the effect of emodin on pancreatic claudin-5 and occludin expression, and pancreatic paracellular permeability in acute pancreatitis (AP). Experimental pancreatitis was induced by retrograde injection of 5% sodium taurocholate into the biliopancreatic duct. Emodin was injected via the external jugular vein 0 or 6 h after induction of ...
Terai Tomohiro T First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu 431-3192, - - 2012
Extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type, exhibits aggressive tumor behavior and carries a poor prognosis. Recently, lymphomatoid gastropathy with NK/T cell infiltration into gastric mucosa has been recognized as a pseudo-malignant disease which regresses without treatment. Because the conventional immunohistochemical criteria of lymphomatoid gastropathy is similar to that of ...
Fang Yan-Fei YF Department of Gastroenterology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310016, Zhejiang Province, - - 2012
Small intestinal hemolymphangioma is a very rare benign tumor. There was only one report of a hemolymphangioma of the pancreas invading to the duodenum until March 2011. Here we describe the first case of small intestinal hemolymphangioma with bleeding in a 57-year-old woman. She presented with persistent gastrointestinal bleeding and ...
Lim Laurence S - - 2012
Age-related macular degeneration is a major cause of blindness worldwide. With ageing populations in many countries, more than 20% might have the disorder. Advanced age-related macular degeneration, including neovascular age-related macular degeneration (wet) and geographic atrophy (late dry), is associated with substantial, progressive visual impairment. Major risk factors include cigarette ...
Morgan Ian G - - 2012
Myopia has emerged as a major health issue in east Asia, because of its increasingly high prevalence in the past few decades (now 80-90% in school-leavers), and because of the sight-threatening pathologies associated with high myopia, which now affects 10-20% of those completing secondary schooling in this part of the ...
Tan Donald T H - - 2012
Corneal transplantation or keratoplasty has developed rapidly in the past 10 years. Penetrating keratoplasty, a procedure consisting of full-thickness replacement of the cornea, has been the dominant procedure for more than half a century, and successfully caters to most causes of corneal blindness. The adoption by specialist surgeons of newer ...
Brindley David A - - 2012
In the first quarter of 2012, publicly traded companies in the cell-based therapy industry continued to show promising overall growth. Highlights included $85 million in new capital investment and steady clinical trial progress.
López-Juárez Alejandra - - 2012
The subventricular zone (SVZ) neural stem cell niche contains mixed populations of stem cells, transit-amplifying cells, and migrating neuroblasts. Deciphering how endogenous signals, such as hormones, affect the balance between these cell types is essential for understanding the physiology of niche plasticity and homeostasis. We show that Thyroid Hormone (T(3)) and ...
Wu Hao - - 2012
While DNA cytosine methylation is relatively stable in somatic tissues, it is highly dynamic during preimplantation development. A recent study in Nature by Meissner and colleagues (Smith et al., 2012) now reveals dramatic shifts in DNA methylation during the earliest stages of mouse embryogenesis at genome scale and base resolution.
Wicha Max S - - 2012
Human prostate cancers contain multiple cell populations marked by varying levels of the differentiation marker prostate-specific antigen (PSA). In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Qin et al. (2012) show that PSA(-/lo) cells are enriched for cells with tumor-initiating characteristics and may participate in resistance to androgen-ablative therapies.
Murphy William J - - 2012
Achieving immune tolerance through cell transplantation is a promising approach for treating autoimmune disease. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Akiyama et al. (2012) demonstrate that human and mouse mesenchymal stem cells can induce immune suppression by attracting and killing autoreactive T cells, which stimulates TGFb production by macrophages and generates ...
Carrillo-García Carmen - - 2012
Until recently, aging was viewed as a fixed and irreversible process. However, in this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Florian et al. (2012) reveal a link between increased activity of the RhoGTPase Cdc42, hematopoietic stem cell polarity, and aging that can be regulated by pharmacological inhibition of Cdc42.
Johnston Henry R - - 2012
Although the prevailing view among geneticists suggests that recombination hotspots exist ubiquitously across the human genome, there is only limited experimental evidence from a few genomic regions to support the generality of this claim. A small number of true recombination hotspots are well supported experimentally, but the vast majority of ...
Wason James M S - - 2012
Two-stage analyses of genome-wide association studies have been proposed as a means to improving power for designs including family-based association and gene-environment interaction testing. In these analyses, all markers are first screened via a statistic that may not be robust to an underlying assumption, and the markers thus selected are ...
Cerletti Massimiliano - - 2012
Calorie restriction (CR) extends life span and ameliorates age-related pathologies in most species studied, yet the mechanisms underlying these effects remain unclear. Using mouse skeletal muscle as a model, we show that CR acts in part by enhancing the function of tissue-specific stem cells. Even short-term CR significantly enhanced stem ...
Florian Maria Carolina - - 2012
The decline in hematopoietic function seen during aging involves a progressive reduction in the immune response and an increased incidence of myeloid malignancy, and has been linked to aging of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). The molecular mechanisms underlying HSC aging remain unclear. Here we demonstrate that elevated activity of the ...
Mekhoubad Shila - - 2012
Although distinct human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines can display considerable epigenetic variation, it has been unclear whether such variability impacts their utility for disease modeling. Here, we show that although low-passage female hiPSCs retain the inactive X chromosome of the somatic cell they are derived from, over time ...
Bhattacharjee Samsiddhi - - 2012
Pooling genome-wide association studies (GWASs) increases power but also poses methodological challenges because studies are often heterogeneous. For example, combining GWASs of related but distinct traits can provide promising directions for the discovery of loci with small but common pleiotropic effects. Classical approaches for meta-analysis or pooled analysis, however, might ...
Rieder Mark J - - 2012
Auriculocondylar syndrome (ACS) is a rare, autosomal-dominant craniofacial malformation syndrome characterized by variable micrognathia, temporomandibular joint ankylosis, cleft palate, and a characteristic "question-mark" ear malformation. Careful phenotypic characterization of severely affected probands in our cohort suggested the presence of a mandibular patterning defect resulting in a maxillary phenotype (i.e., homeotic ...
Pala Maria - - 2012
Human populations, along with those of many other species, are thought to have contracted into a number of refuge areas at the height of the last Ice Age. European populations are believed to be, to a large extent, the descendants of the inhabitants of these refugia, and some extant mtDNA ...
Hu Guang - - 2012
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are defined by two essential features--pluripotency and self-renewal--whose balance requires the concerted action of signal transduction pathways, transcription factor networks, and epigenetic regulators. Recent findings have implicated the NuRD chromatin remodeling complex in the sophisticated choreography of ESC regulatory pathways.
Brack Andrew S - - 2012
In 1961, the satellite cell was first identified when electron microscopic examination of skeletal muscle demonstrated a cell wedged between the plasma membrane of the muscle fiber and the basement membrane. In recent years it has been conclusively demonstrated that the satellite cell is the primary cellular source for muscle ...
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