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Alsanosi A A - - 2012
Objective: We report deafness occurring as an extremely rare complication of influenza A caused by the H1N1 virus ('swine flu'), in two children. Methods: Case reports and review of the literature concerning influenza A (H1N1) and acquired viral infection causing deafness. Results: Two children with normal hearing developed bilateral deafness ...
Zaproudina Nina - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Skin temperature (Tsk) disorders have been proposed as sign of impaired innervation in several conditions, but the influence of different factors on the infrared thermography (IRT) findings remains unclear. METHODS: The relations between the Tsk and δT (side-to-side temperature difference) values, and influence of age, gender, anthropometric characteristics and ...
Segawa Hiroko - - 2012
Inorganic phosphate (Pi) is an essential nutrient for several biological functions, including intracellular signal transduction, the production and function of cell membranes, and energy exchange. To achieve these functions, a transport system is required to transfer Pi across hydrophobic cell membranes. Pi (re) absorption in the small intestine and renal ...
Kerr Keith M - - 2012
Clinical need and developments in pathology and molecular biology require our cancer classifications to be constantly updated to keep them relevant and useful. A review of lung cancer classification is due and has been initiated with new proposals on classification of lung adenocarcinoma. Other major lung cancer types also deserve ...
Noma Noboru - - 2012
/st> There are nonodontogenic headache disorders that mimic dental pain. One such headache disorder is hemicrania continua (HC). HC is a primary headache syndrome characterized by a continuous, unilateral headache that is completely responsive to indomethacin. Patients may have signs and symptoms that the dentist should differentiate from odontogenic pain ...
Nelson Matthew T - - 2012
The objective was to develop a preoperative mortality risk stratification tool for patients facing major amputation. Patients who underwent above-knee (AKA) or below-knee amputation (BKA) from 2005 to 2010 were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database. Univariate and multivariate analyses were ...
Wolfe-Christensen Cortney - - 2012
To assess rates of psychosocial difficulties in children seen in a pediatric urology clinic to determine whether all patients should be screened for psychosocial problems, and to use standardized measures to determine whether the severity of voiding dysfunction and/or enuresis in children is related to their degree of psychosocial difficulties. ...
Barrionuevo J Sebastián - - 2012
The osteological diversity among species of Telmatobius has been considered conservative. Nonetheless, the degree of ossification of several features varies both intraspecifically and interspecifically. Herein, intraspecific osteological variation and postmetamorphic ontogenetic changes in osteological features are described in Telmatobius oxycephalus. These data are compared with published descriptions of congeners. There ...
Shields Wendy C - - 2012
This study focuses on parental report of exposure to dogs and highlights the potential for using a computer kiosk in an urban pediatric emergency department to increase knowledge around dog bite safety. Nine hundred one parents of young children completed a kiosk assessment and received a report that contained information ...
Blair Ellen W - - 2012
Clinical depression often is overlooked by healthcare providers when treating patients with cancer. Oncology nurses are in a pivotal position to assess for depression, communicate any changes in emotional status to the oncology treatment team, and offer support and education to patients and families. This article discusses the symptoms of ...
Mulders Peter F - - 2012
Bone metastases in patients with genitourinary cancers are associated with increased risk for skeletal-related events including pathologic fractures, spinal cord compression, and the requirement for surgery or palliative radiotherapy to bone. The nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate zoledronic acid and the monoclonal antibody against RANK, denosumab, are approved for the prevention of skeletal-related ...
Baingana Rhona - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To improve estimates of vitamin A deficiency in children of pre-school age in the 2006 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS 2006). DESIGN: A cross-sectional study in which dried blood spot samples were analysed for C-reactive protein (CRP). Retinol-binding protein (RBP) had previously been analysed using a commercial enzyme ...
Borer Elizabeth T - - 2012
Understanding the linkages among species diversity, biomass production and stability underlies effective predictions for conservation, agriculture and fisheries. Although these relationships have been well studied for plants and, to a lesser extent, consumers, relationships among plant and consumer diversity, productivity, and temporal stability remain relatively unexplored. We used structural equation ...
Kanazawa Arihiro - - 2012
Fe(3)O(4) synthesized by magnetotactic bacteria and α-Fe(2)O(3) synthesized via a microbial-mineralization-inspired process functioned as catalysts for the controlled cationic polymerization of a vinyl ether.
Vanderbilt Douglas L - - 2012
To identify risk factors for cerebral lesions among survivors of twin-twin transfusion syndrome treated with laser surgery. A multilevel regression analysis examined risk factors for neonatal cerebral lesions identified by imaging. Imaging was routine in "high-risk survivors," defined as those delivered at <32 weeks' gestation, and by clinical indications if ...
Wilken Marlene K - - 2012
Taste changes in patients undergoing chemotherapy are common and can be of long duration, are associated with poor nutrition, and can reduce quality of life. A pilot study of the fruit Synsepalum dulcificum-known as "miracle fruit"-as a novel supportive intervention was conducted with eight patients with cancer who were being ...
Dolmans Guido H - - 2012
Dupuytren disease (DD) is a benign fibrosing disorder of the hand and fingers. Recently, we identified 9 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with DD in a genome-wide association study. These SNPs can be used to calculate a genetic risk score for DD. The aim of this study was to test ...
Baeesa Saleh S - - 2012
Remote cerebellar hemorrhage (RCH) is a rare complication in neurosurgery that remains enigmatic both in underlying mechanism and clinical behavior. The range of procedures associated with RCH is diverse and includes both supratentorial and spinal procedures that entail significant CSF loss or lesion resection. The risk factors identified in the ...
Huang Jingtao - - 2012
Obese patients develop obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), at least in part because of a narrowed upper airway. However, many obese adolescents do not develop OSAS, despite having a presumably narrower airway. The reasons for this phenomenon are unclear. The authors hypothesized that obese controls have a compensatory neuromuscular response ...
Wykretowicz Jedrzej - - 2012
Introduction. The relationship between the results of coagulation tests and measures of arterial stiffness or wave reflection has been investigated in different diseases. This exploratory study aimed at the evaluation of similar associations in healthy individuals. Material and methods. Pulse wave analysis of reconstructed aortic pressure waveform for the central ...
Madans Jennifer H - - 2012
Purpose: To describe the methods used by the Washington Group on Disability Statistics (WG) to develop internationally comparable questions on disability that can be used worldwide. Method: The WG approach to developing disability measures included careful consideration of the theoretical and conceptual issues associated with disability, translating disability concepts into ...
Fukaminato Tuyoshi - - 2012
Reversible fluorescence photoswitching of RSA-AZO dyad was clearly demonstrated in an acidic aqueous solution. The fluorescence photoswitching mechanism is based on the reversible ring opening/closing reactions of the RSA unit induced by a photochromic pK(a) change along with the photoisomerization of the AZO unit.
Atakan Z Z Section of Neuroimaging, Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK. - - 2013
Cannabis can induce transient psychotic symptoms, but not all users experience these adverse effects. We compared the neural response to Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in healthy volunteers in whom the drug did or did not induce acute psychotic symptoms. Method In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, pseudorandomized design, 21 healthy men with minimal experience ...
Grover N - - 2012
Objective: We present the first published description of a painful paraganglioma of the external auditory canal. Atypical histopathology made the diagnosis difficult. We discuss the potential pitfalls of clinical diagnosis and treatment of such a case. Clinical presentation: A 49-year-old woman presented with left-sided otalgia, hearing loss and tinnitus. Physical ...
Ferrari Francesca - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between unexplained stillbirth (SB) and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes involved in placental function using a well-characterized cohort. Placentas were obtained from 50 unexplained SB and 46 live birth controls. Classification of stillbirth was by Wigglesworth criteria. SBs were stratified ...
Hamada Yasuhiro - - 2012
Phosphate metabolism is disordered in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Although there is insufficient evidence in predialysis patients, hyperphosphatemia is closely connected with poor prognosis and cardiovascular disease. The standard approaches to management of elevated serum phosphate are dietary restriction and drug treatment using oral phosphate binders. Treatment of ...
Zhao Jian - - 2012
A multicenter clinical trial was performed to evaluate and validate the performance of Cervista HPV HR test and to establish its effectiveness in identifying women at risk of having cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2 (CIN 2) or higher grade (CIN 2+) in the Chinese population. Residual ThinPrep Pap Test samples from ...
García-López Antonio - - 2012
In infraclavicular lesions of brachial plexus, severe lesions of the posterior cord often occur when medial and lateral cord function is preserved to a greater or lesser extent. In these cases, shoulder function may be preserved by activity of the muscles innervated by the suprascapular nerve, but complete paralysis exists ...
Spyridonos Panagiota - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: In clinical dermatology, the stabilization of the overall skin condition can be in many cases the earliest qualitative measure of the effectiveness of the therapeutic intervention. Subjective image comparisons, that offer empirical 'qualitative' judgments of degrees of image similarities, are traditionally employed by the involved physicians. OBJECTIVES: To quantify, ...
Phulpin-Weibel Aurélie - - 2012
Mucormycosis has emerged as an increasingly important infection in oncology centres with high mortality, especially in severely immunocompromised patients. We carried out a retrospective study of 11 children with mucormycosis treated in seven French oncology-haematology paediatric wards during the period from 1991 to 2011. Lichtheimia corymbifera and Mucor spp. were ...
Uzun Aysun Kara - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To determine the risk factors of adolescent pregnancies and to ascertain the effects of this condition on the maternal and infant outcomes. Methods: The study was carried out on 100 adolescent mothers less than 20 years of age and on a same number of adult mothers between 22 ...
Kido Shinsuke - - 2012
Hyperphosphatemia is a common disorder in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) , and may result in hyperparathyroidism and renal osteodystrophy. Hyperphosphatemia also may contribute to deterioration vascular calcification and increase mortality. Hence, correction and prevention of hyperphosphatemia is a main component of the management of CKD. This goal is ...
Horan Kevin - - 2012
You just received the news no one wants to hear. You have cancer. Now what? You might even wonder, "Why me?" So you get educated, read books, search the Internet, and get second opinions but, in the end, you do what you have to do to survive. For some it's ...
Shams Mesbah - - 2012
Adiponectin plays important roles in the endocrine and cardiovascular systems, in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, and inflammation. In this study the relationship between adiponectin levels with the presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) is evaluated. This was a cross-sectional study that enrolled 213 persons who referred for coronary ...
Schneider Frank - - 2012
Thoracic manifestations of rheumatic disease (RD) are increasingly recognized as a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Rheumatologic underpinnings have been identified in a significant proportion of patients with interstitial lung disease. The 5 RDs most frequently associated with pleuropulmonary disease are (1) rheumatoid arthritis, (2) systemic lupus erythematosus, ...
Cappelletti Alberto - - 2012
We report the case of a 73-year-old patient with severe left ventricular hypertrophy presenting with acute ST-segment elevation mimicking acute myocardial infarction on ECG during a hypertensive crisis. Unexpectedly, emergency coronary angiography showed no evidence of coronary thrombosis or spasm. Electrocardiographic alterations gradually resolved after lowering blood pressure.
Gaidano Gianluca G Division of Hematology, Department of Translational Medicine, Amedeo Avogadro University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, - - 2012
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia in adults. Here, we highlight important genetic alterations that contribute to tumorigenesis, clinical progression, and chemorefractoriness of CLL. All CLLs share a common gene expression profile that suggests derivation from antigen-experienced B cells, a model supported by frequent B cell receptor ...
Zhou Hai - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to measure the kinematics of the lower limbs of Chinese people during normal kneeling activity, as such data could be valuable in designing joint prosthesis and arthroplasty that meet the needs of Chinese citizens' daily activities. Thirty young and twenty elderly Chinese participants with ...
González-Moreno Santiago - - 2012
Several methods of delivering hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) during the course of cytoreductive surgery have been described, but no significant differences in treatment results have been found among them. HIPEC is a safe treatment for the patient and for healthcare workers involved in the procedure provided standard protective and environmental ...
van den Elsen Lieke W J - - 2012
Increased n-6 and reduced n-3 long-chain PUFA (LC-PUFA) intake in Western diets may contribute to the increased prevalence of allergic diseases. Key effector cells in allergy are mast cells (MC). The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of n-6 v. n-3 LC-PUFA on MC phenotype. Human ...
King Jennifer N - - 2012
Two hundred and thirty-two horses with lameness localized to the metacarpo(tarso)phalangeal (MCP/MTP) region without a radiographic diagnosis were evaluated. All horses had high-field magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the MCP/MTP region performed for the lame limb and the contralateral limb for comparison. There were 46 horses that had bilateral abnormalities ...
Palomo Jose M - - 2012
Click-chemistry is an approach based on cycloaddition reactions which has been successfully used as a chemical approach for complex organic molecules and which has recently starred in a boom in the world of protein chemistry. The advantage of the use of this technique in protein chemistry is based on a ...
Michigami Toshimi - - 2012
Osteocyte expresses molecules responsible for hereditary hypophosphatemic rickets such as FGF23, DMP1 and PHEX. FGF23 exerts its effects in kidney by decreasing both renal phosphate (Pi) reabsorption and vitamin D activation. It is suggested that DMP1 and PHEX negatively regulate the expression of FGF23, although the underlying mechanisms remain to ...
Askew Taletha - - 2012
This project aimed to improve RNs' recognition of and appropriate responses to failure to rescue situations on a surgical oncology unit. Simulation exercises played a key role in identifying areas of strength, opportunities for improvement, and development of a personalized education plan. In addition, the exercises improved RNs' clinical confidence.
Borczuk Alain C - - 2012
While most lung neoplasms are malignant, a subset of true neoplasms are benign, the most common of which are pulmonary hamartomas. In addition, a substantial proportion of lung mass lesions are nonneoplastic; granulomas are among the commonly encountered nonneoplastic masses. There is also a group of relatively rare, mainly inflammatory ...
Slavich Gianaugusto - - 2012
Background. In clinical practice, the identification of the culprit vessel and the localization of the occlusion site in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are provided by coronary angiography. Over the last few years, however, an increasing body of literature focused upon the reassessment of the ECG as a reliable technique to ...
Jares Pedro - - 2012
Mantle cell lymphoma is a B cell malignancy in which constitutive dysregulation of cyclin D1 and the cell cycle, disruption of DNA damage response pathways, and activation of cell survival mechanisms contribute to oncogenesis. A small number of tumors lack cyclin D1 overexpression, suggesting that its dysregulation is always not ...
Longo G O - - 2012
This study compared remote underwater video and traditional direct diver observations to assess reef fish feeding impact on benthos across multiple functional groups within different trophic categories (e.g. herbivores, zoobenthivores and omnivores) and in two distinct reef systems: a subtropical rocky reef and a tropical coral reef. The two techniques ...
Jiang Yu-ping - - 2012
Brassinosteroids (BRs) are potent regulators of photosynthesis and crop yield in agricultural crops; however, the mechanism by which BRs increase photosynthesis is not fully understood. Here, we show that foliar application of 24-epibrassinolide (EBR) resulted in increases in CO(2) assimilation, hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) accumulation, and leaf area in cucumber. H(2)O(2) ...
Valle Mario - - 2012
The indications for peritonectomy + hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) are based on careful assessment of disease extent, but no imaging procedure is accurate enough to identify lesions smaller than 5 mm or extensively diffuse. Video-laparoscopy allows, with minimal surgical trauma, correct staging with a reliable prediction of expected cytoreduction index. Operative ...
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