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Atari Dominic Odwa - - 2012
Annoyance produced by air pollution has been suggested as a useful proxy for determining ambient air pollution exposure. However, most of the studies, to date, have focused on nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide, with no work done on volatile organic compounds (VOC). This study is aimed at examining the associations ...
Vogel Asmus - - 2012
ABSTRACT This study presents Danish data for the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT), Color Trails Test (CTT), and a modified Stroop test from 100 subjects aged 60-87 years. Among the included demographic variables, age had the highest impact on test performances. Thus, the study presents separate data for different age ...
Strufaldi Maria Wany Louzada - - 2012
Our aim was to investigate plasma levels of adiponectin, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in low birth weight (LBW) children and to determine correlations among these adipokines and birth weight and cardiovascular disease risk factors. In a case-control study, the concentrations of adiponectin, MCP-1 and PAI-1 ...
Mylotte Darren - - 2012
Aims: Limited long-term data are available to support drug-eluting stent (DES) unprotected left main (LM) intervention. We sought to evaluate long-term outcomes of LM intervention with paclitaxel-eluting stents. Methods and results: In this prospective multicentre registry, 291 patients with unprotected LM stenosis underwent percutaneous revascularisation with the TAXUS® Express® stent, ...
Koryakov Dmitry E - - 2012
In salivary gland polytene chromosomes of Drosophila melanogaster, the regions of intercalary heterochromatin are characterized by late replication, under-replication, and genetic silencing. Using Gal4/UAS system, we induced transcription of sequences adjacent to transgene insertions in the band 11A6-9. This activation resulted in a loss of "silent" and appearance of "active" ...
Masala S - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to assess the effectiveness of combined procedure of cryoablation and vertebroplasty (CVT) for reduction of pain and improvement of the quality of life in patients with single painful metastatic vertebral fractures. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 23 patients with single vertebral metastasis treated with combined ...
McDonald Eileen M - - 2012
The Healthy Howard Health Plan (HHHP) is an innovative health access plan providing healthcare and health coaching to previously uninsured adults in Howard County, Maryland. HHHP members who enrolled in HHHP between January 2009 to June 2010 are followed over time using a variety of self-reported data collection tools including ...
Khan Muhammad Naeem - - 2012
A simple, sensitive, and accurate spectrofluorimetric method was developed for the determination of citalopram in bulk and pharmaceutical preparations. The method is based on the enhancement of the weak fluorescence signal (FL) of the Tb (III)-citalopram system in the presence of silver nanoparticles. Fluorescence intensities were measured at 555 nm after ...
Wu Ming-Der - - 2012
Investigation of the 95% EtOH extract of red yeast rice fermented with the pink mutant of the fungus Monascus purpureus BCRC 38108 led to the isolation of three new azaphilone derivatives, namely monascusazaphilones A-C (1-3), together with two known compounds. Compounds 1-3 were isolated from this species for the first ...
Yang An-Hang - - 2012
We previously showed that the preservation of neural adhesion molecule (NCAM) in differentiated thyroid carcinoma is an important indicator for a higher risk of distant metastasis. In the present study, we further demonstrated that forced NCAM-140 isoform expression in human thyroid cancer cells could lead to aggressive growth by enhancing ...
Moorhead Katherine T - - 2012
Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) is a ventilation assist mode that delivers pressure in proportionality to electrical activity of the diaphragm (Eadi). Compared to pressure support ventilation (PS), it improves patient-ventilator synchrony and should allow a better expression of patient's intrinsic respiratory variability. We hypothesize that NAVA provides better matching ...
Shaw Tracey A - - 2012
This study investigated emotion recognition abilities and visual scanning of emotional faces in 16 Fragile X syndrome (FXS) individuals compared to 16 chronological-age and 16 mental-age matched controls. The relationships between emotion recognition, visual scan-paths and symptoms of social anxiety, schizotypy and autism were also explored. Results indicated that, compared ...
Coelho Isabela - - 2012
The objective of the present work was to study the renal function of healthy and tumor-bearing rats chronically supplemented with fish oil (FO), a source of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Weanling male rats were divided in two groups, one control (C) and another orally supplemented for 70 days with FO (1 g/kg ...
Van Mieghem Nicolas M - - 2012
Aims: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) requires large calibre catheters and is therefore associated with increased vascular complications. The aim of this study was to illustrate the impact of the different definitions of major vascular complications on their incidence and to underscore the importance of uniform reporting. Methods and results: ...
Levi Marcel - - 2012
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a syndrome characterized by systemic intravascular activation of coagulation, leading to widespread deposition of fibrin in the circulation. Recent knowledge on important pathogenetic mechanisms that may lead to DIC has resulted in novel preventive and therapeutic approaches to patients with DIC. The diagnosis of DIC ...
Nabavi Seyed Mohammad - - 2012
In the present study, the nephroprotective effect of gallic acid isolated from Peltiphyllum peltatum was examined in sodium fluoride (NaF) treated rats. Nephrotoxicity was induced by 1-week intoxication of NaF at 600 ppm through drinking water. The levels of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, reduced glutathione as well as activities of superoxide ...
Sabat Pablo - - 2012
We analyzed the carbon and nitrogen isotopic values of the muscle, liver, and crop contents ("diet") of 132 individuals of 16 species of Chilean birds. The nitrogen content of diet was tightly correlated with the fraction of gut contents represented by insects relative to plant material. The carbon and nitrogen ...
Kokki Merja - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a relatively common complication after lumbar punctures (LP). If conservative treatment is not sufficient within a few days and the symptoms are severe, an epidural blood patch (EBP) may be performed. AIM: A chart review to evaluate the need and effectiveness of EBPs in ...
Ramnath V - - 2012
Collagen was isolated from the chrome containing leather waste (CCLW) which is a major solid waste in leather industry. Composite films were made using sago starch (SG), soya protein (SY), and collagen (C) and were cross linked with glutaraldehyde (G).The films prepared were characterized for their physico chemical properties like ...
Thomassen I - - 2012
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve blocks in patients with chronic pain after herniorrhaphy, by comparing nerve stimulator and ultrasound guidance to administer the block. METHODS: A total of 43 patients who received nerve blocks for chronic inguinal post-herniorrhaphy pain ...
Baltar Federico - - 2012
We determined the total and dissolved extracellular enzymatic activity (EEA) of α-glucosidase and β-glucosidase (AGase and BGase), alkaline phosphatase (APase) and leucine aminopeptidase (LAPase) activities in the epi-, meso- and bathypelagic waters of the subtropical Northeast Atlantic. EEA was also determined in treatments in which bacterial EEA was inhibited by ...
Hasson Felicity - - 2012
AIM: To explore the unregistered healthcare worker's role and influence on student nurses' clinical learning experience. BACKGROUND: Across the developed world, the role of the unregistered worker is exceeding its traditional boundaries. Evidence suggests that this includes the day-to-day mentoring of pre-registration student nurses. However, no research to date has ...
Priolo Morgan A - - 2012
The ability to incorporate large aspect ratio vermiculite (VMT) clay into thin films fabricated using the layer-by-layer assembly techinique is reported for the first time. Thin films of branched polyethylenimine (PEI) and VMT were analyzed for their growth rate, clay composition, transparency and gas barrier behavior. These films consist of ...
Berthelot-Ricou Anais - - 2012
Abstract Objective: to assess the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in late preterm (34(0/7)-36(6/7)) and just term (37(0/7)-37(6/7)) infants born via elective caesarean section (CS) in a tertiary care maternity facility. Methods: retrospective cohort study between 2005 and 2009. 188 near term infants, divided in 2 groups: groupe A: ...
Ou Jian - - 2012
Abstract In the present study three prenatally detected small supernumerary marker chromosomes (sSMC) were identified by banding cytogenetics and characterized in detail by molecular cytogenetics. In one case an sSMC(10) leading to a pericentric partial trisomy and in two cases heterochromatic sSMC derived from chromosome 22 were characterized. Outcomes were ...
Matsushita Akane - - 2012
The transcriptional activator WRKY45 plays a major role in the salicylic acid (SA)/benzothiadiazole-induced defense program in rice. Here, we show that the nuclear ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) plays a role in regulating the function of WRKY45. Proteasome inhibitors induced accumulation of polyubiquitinated WRKY45 and transient upregulation of WRKY45 target genes ...
Lifford Kate J - - 2012
Women at high risk of familial ovarian cancer face a potentially difficult risk management choice between unproven ovarian cancer screening (OCS) and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO). It is not fully understood why women who initially opt for OCS may later undergo BSO, nor what the impact of this may be. This ...
Zhang Rui - - 2012
In the search for an effective biocatalyst for the reduction of acetophenones with unprotected hydroxy group on the benzene ring, a microorganism, which reduced para-acetylphenol to S-(-)-1-(para-hydroxyphenyl)ethanol under anaerobic conditions, was isolated from soil samples and the 16S rDNA study showed that it was phylogenetically affiliated with species of the ...
Venkatramaiah N - - 2012
Herein we report a novel fluoranthene-based fluorescent fluorophore 7,10-bis(4-bromophenyl)-8,9-bis[4-(hexyloxy)phenyl]fluoranthene (S(3) ) and its remarkable properties in applications of explosive detection. The sensitivity towards the detection of nitroaromatics (NACs) was evaluated through fluorescence quenching in solution, vapor, and contact mode approaches. The contact mode approach using thin-layer silica chromatograp- hic plates ...
Linnek Jens - - 2012
From the branches of Pittosporum senacia Putterlick (Pittosporaceae), two new triterpenoid saponins, senaciapittosides A and B (1, 2), were isolated. Their structures were elucidated by extensive analysis of one- and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (HR-ESIMS) and chemical evidence as 3-O-[β- d-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 2)]-[α- l-arabinopyranosyl-(1 → 3)]-[α- l-arabinofuranosyl-(1 → 4)]-β- d-glucuronopyranosyl ...
Qu Sanyin - - 2012
A series of metal-free organic dyes that were bridged by a diketopyrrolopyrrole moiety and were composed of indoline and triphenylamine as donor groups and furan and benzene as conjugated spacer groups were designed and synthesized for use in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). The photophysical properties, electrochemical properties, and performance of ...
Gupta Richa - - 2012
A novel, thermostable, alkalophilic β-D-galactosidase (Mbgl) was isolated from a metagenome of geothermal springs in northern Himalayan region of India. Mbgl was 447 amino acids in size and had conserved catalytic residues E170 and E358, indicating that it belonged to family 1 of glycosyl hydrolases showing maximum homology (89 %) with ...
Datiko Jallale - - 2012
Assessment of the anthelmintic (AH) utilisation practices and estimation of the prevalence of gastrointestinal helminth infections in sheep were carried out from November 2010 to April 2011 in urban and peri-urban areas of Bishoftu Town, central Ethiopia. A structured questionnaire was employed to assess the AH utilisation practices in sheep ...
Gursoy Hare - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this review was to summarize recent developments regarding photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the field of dentistry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A review of pertinent literature was carried out in PubMED to determine the current position of PDT applications in dentistry. One hundred thirteen relevant articles were retrieved ...
Nomura Akihiro - - 2012
Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate very long-term clinical outcomes and potential predictors after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with bare metal stents (BMS) for unprotected left main coronary artery disease (ULMCAD). Methods and results: From March 1991 to August 2001, 151 patients who underwent PCI with BMS ...
Abdi Ibrahim Ali - - 2012
This study aimed to evaluate the level of knowledge concerning HIV transmission and the attitudes towards AIDS among a rural semi-nomadic community in Somaliland. Cross-sectional survey. Questionnaire-based interviews were conducted via a household survey in Sharmake, a village in the Hargeisa district, Somaliland. 141 adults living within 7 km of the ...
Xing Zhe - - 2012
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of different ratios of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) on osteogenic activity of human osteoblast-like cells (HOB) and capillary-like structure (CLS), seeded into copolymer scaffolds in a dynamic culture system. HOB and HUVEC were co-cultured into poly(L-lactide)-co-(1,5-dioxepan-2-one) [poly(LLA-co-DXO)] scaffolds ...
Xu Ming - - 2012
Monofunctional organic mercurials (MFOHgs) of different sizes and electronic properties were used to evaluate the accessibility of SH groups in intact proteins. The change in conformation of proteins, such as BLG and OVA, when treated with MFOHgs of increasing size was used as a measure of the accessibility of SH ...
Khetani Justin D - - 2012
Background: Recent case reports have alerted the medical community of fatality in children receiving codeine after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the rates of oxygen desaturation before and after adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), ...
García-Salido Alberto - - 2012
The current management and monitoring of unstable pediatric hemato-oncology patient (UPHOP) in the oncology ward is not well defined. To evaluate this concept, an anonymous Web-based survey was sent to the 150 Spanish pediatric oncologists registered in the Spanish Society of Pediatric Hemato-Oncology. The response rate was 57 %, with the ...
Vaes Jeroen - - 2012
Health care workers are often required to consider the emotions of their patients making their work susceptible for burnout. Extending recent developments in work on dehumanization, the present study tested whether or not considering a patient's suffering in terms of uniquely human compared to more basic emotions, would be linked ...
Zakaria Rasheed - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Dorsal herniation of the spinal cord through the dura is an uncommon phenomenon and this is only the fifth reported case in the thoracolumbar spine, the first following surgery at the thoracolumbar junction. CASE: A 57-year-old male underwent marsupialisation of a benign intramedullary cyst at the T12-L1 level and ...
Healey E L - - 2012
This study aims to describe the deterioration of well-established ankylosing spondylitis (AS) over a 10-year period. Patients with well-established AS under secondary care review were assessed at baseline and re-assessed after a 10-year period. Data on patient characteristics, spinal mobility and self-reported health status (AS Quality of Life, Bath AS ...
Zhao Dahe - - 2012
Haloferax mediterranei is capable of producing large amounts of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) from many kinds of carbon sources, with exopolysaccharide (EPS) as a by-product. In this study, we identified a gene cluster involved in EPS biosynthesis in H. mediterranei. Knocking out the genes in this cluster encoding the putative UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 6-dehydrogenase ...
Benndorf Paul - - 2012
The treatment of the recently reported potassium salt (S)-N,N'-bis-(1-phenylethyl)benzamidinate ((S)-KPEBA) and its racemic isomer (rac-KPEBA) with anhydrous lanthanide trichlorides (Ln=Sm, Er, Yb, Lu) afforded mostly chiral complexes. The tris(amidinate) complex [{(S)-PEBA}(3) Sm], bis(amidinate) complexes [{Ln(PEBA)(2) (μ-Cl)}(2) ] (Ln=Sm, Er, Yb, Lu), and mono(amidinate) compounds [Ln(PEBA)(Cl)(2) (thf)(n) ] (Ln=Sm, Yb, Lu) ...
Mori Hisao - - 2012
Whether the time of administering the angiotensin receptor antagonist olmesartan influences antihypertensive and renoprotective effectiveness remains unclear. This study compared the effects of olmesartan on morning home blood pressure (MHBP), office BP (OBP) and renoprotective parameters between morning and evening administration. A total of 218 patients with primary hypertension were ...
Harclerode C L - - 2012
Diffuse sources of surface water pathogens and nutrients can be difficult to isolate in larger river basins. This study used a geographical or nested approach to isolate diffuse sources of Escherichia coli and other water quality constituents in a 145.7-km(2) river basin in south central Texas, USA. Average numbers of ...
Raja Jigna V - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Alteration in gustatory function among patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is sparsely studied and provides contradictory findings. The objectives of the study were to evaluate taste perversion in HIV-infected subjects and compare taste acuity between patients with and without Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). MATERIALS AND METHODS: ...
Wang Chunling - - 2012
The production of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is catalyzed by two isoforms of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), using pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) as the cofactor. Between the two enzymes, GAD67 accounts for normal GABA requirement, while GAD65 stays inactive until emergent demand for GABA. Recent crystal structure findings revealed that the distinct ...
Santangelo Gabriella - - 2012
The theory of mind (ToM) is the ability to attribute mental states to oneself and others and to understand that others have beliefs, desires and intentions different from one's own. The aim of the present study was to explore the neuropsychological correlates of cognitive and affective ToM in patients affected ...
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