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Pavletic Michael - - 2012
Case Description-A 10-year-old castrated male domestic shorthair cat was examined for a mass involving the right anal sac region. Clinical Findings-The mass was diagnosed as a fibrosarcoma, and resulted in progressive tenesmus, requiring repeated resection. Treatment and Outcome-Surgical removal of the fibrosarcoma was performed on 4 occasions, including complete resection ...
Blanton Jesse D - - 2012
Summary-During 2011, 49 states and Puerto Rico reported 6,031 rabid animals and 6 human rabies cases to the CDC, representing a 1.9% decrease from the 6,153 rabid animals and 2 human cases reported in 2010. Approximately 92% of reported rabid animals were wildlife. Relative contributions by the major animal groups ...
Hunter Barbara G - - 2012
Case Description-A 5-year-old castrated male Nigerian Dwarf goat with recurrent urethral obstruction after perineal urethrostomy. Clinical Findings-The wether goat was referred for evaluation of a perineal urethrostomy site; perineal urethrostomy had been performed 1.5 years earlier. The site was patent, but a moderate stricture was found just cranial to the ...
Nogradi Nora - - 2012
Objective-To describe the clinical course and outcome in horses in which Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infections were associated with musculoskeletal disease and lameness. Design-Retrospective case series. Animals-35 horses. Procedures-Clinical and clinicopathologic data were collected from horses diagnosed with lameness associated with C pseudotuberculosis infection between 1999 and 2009. Results-32 (91.4%) horses had ...
Pozzi Antonio - - 2012
Objective-To evaluate fracture healing after minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) or open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of coexisting radius and ulna fractures in dogs via ultrasonography and radiography. Design-Prospective cohort study. Animals-16 dogs with radius-ulna fractures that underwent MIPO (n = 9; 2 dogs were subsequently not included in ...
Lederer Albena - - 2012
Frontispiece: Pseudo-dendrimers in four generations can be synthesized by a simple modification of a hyperbranched polyester. The increase of the generation number simply by repeating the synthetic procedure results in dense shell covering the hyperbranched core and strong decrease of the solution viscosity. This effect could be used for the ...
Dasgupta Indrani - - 2012
The small neuroendocrine protein 7B2 has been shown to be required for the productive maturation of proprotein convertase 2 (proPC2) to an active enzyme form; this action is accomplished via its ability to block aggregation of proPC2 into nonactivatable forms. Recent data show that 7B2 can also act as a ...
Smith Kathryn A - - 2012
Given the complexity of cell membranes, there is a need for an analytical technique which can explore the physical properties of lipid membranes in a high-throughput and noninvasive manner. A simplified sum-frequency vibrational imaging (SFVI) setup has been developed and characterized using asymmetrically prepared 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DSPC):1,2-distearoyl(d70)-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DSPC-d(70)) lipid bilayer arrays. ...
Li Bingling - - 2012
Loop-mediated isothermal amplification of DNA (LAMP) is a powerful isothermal nucleic acid amplification technique that can accumulate ~10(9) copies from less than 10 copies of input template within an hour or two. Unfortunately, while the amplification reactions are extremely powerful, the quantitative detection of LAMP products is still analytically difficult. ...
Shen Liyan L MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, - - 2012
A superhydrophobic/hydrophilic asymmetric free-standing film has been created using layer-by-layer assembly technique. Poly(ethylene-imine)-Ag(+) complex (PEI-Ag(+)) at pH 9.0 was assembled with poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) at pH 3.2 on a Teflon substrate to yield a micronanostructured surface that can be turned to be superhydrophobic after being coated with a low surface ...
Kiorpelidou Eva E MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science, Department of Pharmacology, University of Liverpool , Sherrington Building, Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3GE, - - 2012
Cytokine release from dendritic cells in vitro is a useful marker to discriminate between sensitizing and irritant haptenic chemicals. Unfortunately, pro-haptens, which gain reactivity following metabolic/auto activation, yield negative results. To overcome this, we exposed human neutrophils and THP-1 cells to haptens/pro-haptens and measured IL-8 release. Haptenic compounds stimulated IL-8 ...
Zhao Jing - - 2012
Antioxidative peptides in food systems are potential targets of lipid oxidation-generated reactive aldehydes, such as malonaldehyde (MDA) and 4-hydroxynonenal (HNE). In this study, covalent modifications on radical-scavenging peptides prepared from soy protein hydrolysate by MDA and HNE were characterized by liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS). MS/MS analyses detected the formation ...
Sucker C - - 2012
The case of a 65-year-old woman with acquired hemophilia is reported. Acquired hemophilia is characterized by the development of inhibitors directed against coagulation factors. Impairment of plasmatic hemostasis leads to a severe bleeding tendency in individuals without a preexisting coagulation defect with considerable mortality. Pathophysiology, diagnostic work-up, and treatment are ...
Longerich T - - 2012
Molecular hepatocarcinogenesis represents a step-wise process which in most cases is associated with a well-defined chronic liver disease. By meta-analysis of classical comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) data an oncogenetic progression model could be generated (1q gain→ 8q gain → 4q loss → 16q loss → 13q loss). Array-based CGH allows ...
Heinrich S - - 2012
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder in the hospital setting and is defined as a serum sodium concentration less than 135 mmol/l. Most patients have mild hyponatremia (plasma sodium concentration 130-134 mmol/l) and few if any symptoms. Serum sodium concentrations between 120 and 129 mmol/l can be associated with lack of concentration, ...
Stellbrink H-J - - 2012
Antiretroviral treatment of HIV-1 infection requires a combination of compounds from different drug classes. It aims at life-long virus suppression, resulting in prevention of disease progression and improvement of life expectancy as well as quality of life. Efficacy, resistance, side effects, drug interactions, and patient preferences have to be considered ...
Sajnani A K - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: It is generally perceived that patients with palatally impacted canines experience a delay in dental development, while patients with buccally impacted canines do not. Nevertheless, there is little scientific data on the subject, and no data at all on Chinese populations. The objectives of this study were, thus, to ...
Itoi Takao - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The cholangioscopic features of IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC) remain undefined. The aim of this study was to clarify these endoscopic features using peroral video cholangioscopy (PVCS) in IgG4-SC patients. METHODS: PVCS was performed in 33 patients: IgG4-SC (n = 13); primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC; n = 5); and cholangiocarcinoma (n = 15), which included hilar ...
Abduch Maria Cristina Donadio - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The high and increasing prevalence of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) represents a serious public health problem. New technologies are being used aiming at more accurate diagnoses in order to improve therapeutic approach. In this scenario, speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) uses natural myocardial markers to analyze the systolic deformation of the ...
Kündiger T - - 2012
We report a case of a 69-year-old man who developed tetraparesis and muscular pain under the therapy of prednisolone for several months. Diagnosis was sepsis due to pyomyositis with multiple septic pulmonary staphylococcus aureus abscesses. Antibiotic therapy with piperacillin and tazobactam resulted in a decrease of the inflammatory factors and ...
Sigler Eric J - - 2012
PURPOSE: To compare visual and anatomic outcomes in eyes with type 2 idiopathic macular telangiectasia (Mactel) treated with either intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB), observation, or pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with internal limiting membrane removal. METHODS: Retrospective, consecutive, interventional case series of phakic patients with Mactel. Best-corrected Snellen visual acuity (BCVA) and ...
Radespiel-Tröger M - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the possible association between uranium (U) content in public drinking water on the one hand and the risk of cancer of the colorectum, lung, female breast, prostate, kidney, and urinary bladder, total cancer, and leukemia on the other hand in Bavaria, an ecologic study on the level ...
Costa Elide Sbardellotto Mariano da - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Cardiac transplantation continues to be the treatment of choice for heart failure refractory to optimized treatment. Two methods have high sensitivity for diagnosing allograft rejection episodes and cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), important causes of mortality after transplantation. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) results and endomyocardial ...
Wehling M - - 2012
Cognitive impairment is a growing problem in aging societies, and dementia is turning into an epidemic. Modifiable conditions are of major interest, as a causal treatment of dementia is still unknown. Drugs represent a major reversible contributor to cognitive deficits and delirium which is seen in 12-50% of elderly in-hospital ...
Ueshima Kenji - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Since dyslipidemia has been shown to be an independent risk factor for the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)-lowering therapy can be potentially associated with inhibition of CKD progression. The ASsessment of clinical Usefulness in CKD patients with Atorvastatin (ASUCA) trial was designed to determine ...
Terracciano A - - 2012
The occurrence of epilepsy with mental retardation limited to females (EFMR; MIM 300088) has been recently associated to mutations in the PCDH19 gene, located on chromosome X and encoding for protocadherin 19. EFMR shows a rare X-linked inheritance wherein affected females may be segregating a mutation through unaffected transmitting males ...
Luo Kun - - 2012
In this investigation, the effect of pH (4.0-11.0) on waste-activated sludge (WAS) hydrolysis and acidification in the presence of a biosurfactant rhamnolipid (RL) were studied. The results showed that the hydrolysis and acidification of WAS in the presence of RL at alkaline pH values were more efficient than that at ...
Schäper S - - 2012
In the coming years, a growing number of people with an intellectual disability will reach retirement age. In line with the change of paradigms, the leading ideas of participation, inclusion and self-determination have become the principles of the ideological and conceptual framework in social services for people with disabilities. However, ...
Fonovich Teresa M - - 2012
Azo and diazo compounds include Sudan dyes, which were widely used in industry. Although they are not permitted in food, they had been found contaminating different food products and their presence is investigated regularly (since 2003) in these products. Sudan III, as well as Sudan Black B, was included in ...
Jimison Leslie H - - 2012
The integration of an organic electrochemical transistor with human barrier tissue cells provides a novel method for assessing toxicology of compounds in vitro. Minute variations in paracellular ionic flux induced by toxic compounds are measured in real time, with unprecedented temporal resolution and extreme sensitivity.
Lee Hsun - - 2012
A method for the rapid screening and determination of amphetamine-type designer drugs in saliva by a novel nib-assisted paper spray-mass spectrometry procedure is described. Under optimized conditions, the limit of detections for amphetamine derivatives (model samples: o-, m-, p-chloroamphetamine and o-, m-, p-fluoroamphetamine, respectively) were determined to 0.1 μg/mL by ...
Salacinski Amanda J - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular fatigue is a common complaint in Crohn's disease (CD) patients. A correlation between serum vitamin D concentrations and neuromuscular function has been found in the elderly or non-ambulant populations. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine whether CD patients exhibit impaired neuromuscular function and if so, ...
dela Torre Ruby R Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, - - 2012
We report the fabrication and characterization of uniformly sized nanopore arrays, integrated into an optical detection system for high-throughput DNA sequencing applications. Nanopore arrays were fabricated using focused ion beam milling, followed by TiO(2) coating using atomic layer deposition. The TiO(2) layer decreases the initial pore diameter down to the ...
Rivas Ana - - 2012
We hypothesized that adherence to the Mediterranean diet measured as a Mediterranean diet score (MDS) has a beneficial effect on bone mineral density (BMD). For the purposes of this study, a sample of healthy women from Southern Spain was chosen. Subjects were grouped into two major groups: a first group ...
Lenoir-Wijnkoop I - - 2012
Improving health through better nutrition of the population may contribute to enhanced efficiency and sustainability of healthcare systems. A recent expert meeting investigated in detail a number of methodological aspects related to the discipline of nutrition economics. The role of nutrition in health maintenance and in the prevention of non-communicable ...
Banu Laura - - 2012
The oxidation of guanine was investigated in water/methanol solution in the absence and presence of Pb(II) with a variable temperature reactor coupled to a tandem mass spectrometer that allowed signature ions of solution reagents and products to be monitored by electrospray ionization (ESI). Two different oxidizing agents were employed, one ...
Jang Cheng-Shin - - 2012
Multivariate geostatistical approaches have been applied extensively in characterizing risks and uncertainty of pollutant concentrations exceeding anthropogenic regulatory limits. Spatially delineating an extent of contamination potential is considerably critical for regional groundwater resources protection and utilization. This study used multivariate indicator kriging (MVIK) to determine spatial patterns of contamination extents ...
Wickstrôm Malin - - 2012
Hedgehog (HH) signaling is an important regulator of embryogenesis that has been associated with the development of several types of cancer. HH signaling is characterized by Smoothened (SMO)-dependent activation of the GLI transcription factors, which regulate the expression of critical developmental genes. Neuroblastoma, an embryonal tumor of the sympathetic nervous ...
Kennedy Nicholas A - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The thiopurines azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine are recommended for maintenance of remission in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Measurement of concentrations of the metabolites 6TGN and 6MMP helps delineate inter-individual variation in metabolism that may underlie variability in efficacy and toxicity. AIMS: We aimed to perform a retrospective observational study to ...
Price Malcolm J MJ School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, - - 2013
Published studies of the duration of asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women have produced diverse estimates, and most reviewers have not attempted an evidence synthesis. We review the designs of duration studies, distinguishing between the incident cases presenting soon after infection in clinic-based studies and prevalent cases ascertained in population ...
Sato Mai - - 2013
Rituximab, an anti-CD20 antibody that targets B cells, is a promising agent against steroid-dependent and steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome in children. We report a 3-year-old boy who presented with atypical Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) following administration of rituximab for refractory nephrotic syndrome. He had received cyclosporine and daily prednisolone for over ...
Tang Xiaofeng - - 2012
Direct experimental evidences for dissociative photoionization of oxygen molecule via 2Σu- ionic optical dark state are presented by an investigation using the method of threshold photoelectron-photoion coincidence (TPEPICO) velocity imaging. Besides a vibrational progress of B2Σg- state, several weak vibrational bands of 2Σu- ionic optical dark state are observed concomitantly ...
Capelo S Bouzón - - 2012
We report a systematic study of the effect of the cationic chain length and degree of hydrogen bonding on several equilibrium and transport properties of the first members of the alkylammonium nitrate protic ionic liquids (PILs) family (ethylammonium, propylammonium, and butylammonium nitrate) in the temperature range between 10 and 40 ...
Burk Laurel M - - 2012
A cone beam micro-CT has previously been utilized along with a pressure-tracking respiration sensor to acquire prospectively gated images of both wild-type mice and various adult murine disease models. While the pressure applied to the abdomen of the subject by this sensor is small and is generally without physiological effect, ...
Fruiht Veronica M - - 2012
Having an adult mentor during adolescence has been found to predict academic success. Building on previous work, the present study examined interactions between the type of mentor (i.e., kin, teacher, friend, or community), the time that mentor became important (i.e., before, during, or after high school), and the ethnicity of ...
Lombardo Christopher J - - 2012
Scanning confocal photocurrent microscopy has been used to characterize carrier collection efficiency in lateral bulk heterojunction devices. By analyzing the photocurrent mappings within these devices, the lateral extents of the space charge regions has been measured and reported. Modulation via white light bias or increased voltage bias is also shown ...
Kawai Toshiyuki - - 2012
The effects of surface treatment on the bone-bonding properties of Ti metal were examined by both mechanical detaching test and histological observation after implantation into rabbit tibiae for various periods ranging from 4 to 26 weeks. The bone-bonding ability of Ti metal, which is extremely low as it is abraded, was hardly increased ...
do Nascimento Amanda Bagolin - - 2012
Ingredients mentioned on the labels of commercially available packaged gluten-free and similar gluten-containing food products were analyzed and compared, using the text mining technique. A total of 324 products' labels were analyzed for content (162 from gluten-free products), and ingredient diversity in gluten-free products was 28% lower. Raw materials used ...
Bray George A - - 2012
Fructose and glucose in soft drinks and fruit drinks account for just under 50 % of added sugars. Soft drinks intake has risen five-fold between 1950 and 2000, and this increase in intake of simple sugars has raised health concerns. The risks of cardiovascular disease, obesity and the metabolic syndrome have ...
George Priya - - 2012
Two plant growth promoting bacteria designated as KiSII and RNF 267 isolated from the rhizosphere of coconut palms were identified as Serratia marcescens and Enterobacter sp. based on their phenotypic features, BIOLOG studies and 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Both bacteria exhibited phosphate solubilization, ammonification, and production of indole acetic ...
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