Search Results
Results 251 - 300 of 4408
< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 >
Merchán-Naranjo Jessica - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: The prescribing of anti-psychotic drugs has become a normal clinical practice. METHODS: This article presents a longitudinal, multicentre study of 12 months conducted on 266 children and adolescents who were prescribed a first or second generation antipsychotic drug for the first time, and the baseline results of the study. ...
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 ...
Mizobuchi Masahide - - 2012
In the latter 1990s, phosphate, as well as calcium, has been shown to have a direct action on parathyroid function. Since then although many researchers have tried to detect the phosphate sensor in parathyroid gland, none has found it yet. In 2000s, the importance of FGF23 was revealed in patients ...
Zetka Eric Scott - - 2012
Almost all systemic agents used in cancer therapy can cause infusion-related reactions. Hypersensitivity or infusion reactions to platinum compounds are acquired, whereas reactions to taxanes and monoclonal antibodies usually occur during the first few minutes of the first infusion. By understanding the symptoms and treatment of infusion reactions, healthcare team ...
Churg Andrew - - 2012
Context.-The separation of benign from malignant mesothelial proliferations is crucial to patient management but is often a difficult problem for the pathologist. Objective.-To review the pathologic features that allow separation of benign from malignant mesothelioma proliferations, with an emphasis on new findings. Data Sources.-Literature review and experience of the authors. ...
Yu Dongmei - - 2012
Adiponectin is secreted from adipose tissue and functions as a protein hormone in regulating glucose metabolism and fatty acid catabolism. Adiponectin plays an important role as a novel risk factor and potential diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in cancer. Crystal structures of globular adiponectin have been resolved with three calcium-binding sites ...
Barros M Teresa - - 2012
An iodine mediated aromatization leading to a one-pot synthesis of iodo-N-arylanilines and N-arylanilines is reported. This highly regioselective aliphatic-aromatic transformation can be performed with various combinations of 2-cyclohexenones and anilines. The presence of a directing group is crucial for achieving high yields.
Cagle Philip T - - 2012
Precision medicine is altering the traditional role of the surgical pathologist in caring for patients with lung cancer. Diagnosing specific cell type is now a foundation for selecting lung cancers for predictive-biomarker testing by molecular techniques. Using conventional techniques and familiar equipment, the surgical pathologist's role goes beyond this important ...
Collins Joanne M - - 2012
/st> Multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2B (MEN 2B), is an autosomal-dominant condition characterized by the development of multiple endocrine tumors. All affected people develop an aggressive form of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). Without early prophylactic thyroidectomy, the prognosis for patients with MEN 2B is poor; the average age at death ...
Scassellati Catia - - 2012
To determine whether peripheral biochemical markers (biomarkers) might differentiate patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from non-ADHD individuals. We conducted a systematic search and a series of meta-analyses of case-control studies comprising studies from 1969 to 2011. We identified 210 studies in the following categories: 71 studies of the main metabolites ...
Guillotreau Julien - - 2012
To assess the outcomes of robotic partial nephrectomy in patients with pre-existing chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients who underwent robotic partial nephrectomy for renal tumors between 2007 and 2011 were identified from our prospectively maintained institutional database. Perioperative as well as short-term oncological and functional outcomes were assessed. A comparative ...
Hassan W A - - 2012
Objectives: The aim of this study is to describe a 2D ultrasound technique to measure cervical dilatation in labour and to compare ultrasound with digital measurements. Methods:Transperineal 2D ultrasound was performed in 21primiparous with singleton fetus in cephalic presentation women in labour and cervical dilatation measured prior to or after ...
Salas Gorka - - 2012
Suspensions of small sized (1-2.5 nm) ruthenium nanoparticles (RuNPs) have been obtained by decomposition, under H(2), of (η(4)-1,5-cyclooctadiene)(η(6)-1,3,5-cyclooctatriene)ruthenium(0), [Ru(COD)(COT)], in the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide, [C(1)C(4)Im][NTf(2)], and in the presence of different compounds acting as ligands: C(8)H(17)NH(2), PPhH(2), PPh(2)H and H(2)O. Previous and new liquid NMR experiments showed that the ...
Pardiñas Barón N - - 2012
CASE REPORT: This case report presents a 36 year-old male with a sudden loss of vision while taking part in an expedition in the Daulaghiri (8,167 metres high peak located in the Himalayan Mountain Range). DISCUSSION: High altitude retinal haemorrhage is a common condition in those mountaineers who reach altitudes ...
Lourenço Barbara H - - 2012
Low- to middle-income countries may experience the occurrence of a dual burden of under and overnutrition. To better understand the overall progression of body mass index (BMI) during childhood, we estimated average BMI-for-age z-score (BAZ) growth curves in a population-based longitudinal study of 255 children living in the Brazilian Amazon. ...
- - 2012
Lee DH, Lee KB, Jung ST, Seon JK, Kim MS, Sung IH. Comparison of early versus delayed weightbearing outcomes after microfracture for small to midsized osteochondral lesions of the talus. Am J Sports Med. 2012;40(9):2023-2028. (Original DOI: 10.1177/0363546512455316).
Tellioglu Gurkan - - 2012
ABSTRACT Background: Although traditionally used for coagulation disorders, there has been a recent interest in serum D-dimer as a tumor marker. The aim of this prospective study is to determine its value as a tumor marker in patients with colorectal liver metastasis. Patients and Methods: Between January 2000 and October ...
Aoki Masaya - - 2012
The indication of thoracoscopic excision of mediastinal tumor at our department is benign tumor or noninvasive thymoma diagnosed before surgery. For myasthenia gravis, thoracoscopic extended thymectomy is performed with a bilateral thoracic approach using a laparolift, and this procedure is indicated for cases with complication of thymoma with a tumor ...
Miossec Pierre - - 2012
The key role of interleukin-17 (IL-17) and T helper 17 (T(H)17) cells in tissue inflammation, autoimmunity and host defence led to the experimental targeting of these molecules in mouse models of diseases as well as in clinical settings. Moreover, the demonstration that IL-17 and T(H)17 cells contribute to local and ...
Iannotti Lora L - - 2012
Growth velocity patterns have the potential to signal unhealthy responses to environmental insults with long-term consequences. We aimed to investigate velocities in Peruvian infants (n = 259) in relation to attained anthropometric outcomes at 12 months and to identify determinants of velocities during critical periods of infancy. From 1995 to 1997, a ...
Yu Xi - - 2012
Gold nanoparticles are engineered for direct imprinting of stable structures. This imprinting strategy provides access to new device architectures, as demonstrated through the fabrication of a prototype photoswitchable device.
Artlett Carol M - - 2012
Inflammasome signaling and downstream cytokine responses mediated by the inflammasome have been found to play an important role not only in wound healing but also in fibrosis. The inflammasome regulates the secretion of IL-1βand IL-18 cytokines are both are critical for the repair of damaged tissue and they play a ...
Wang Xike - - 2012
The aim of this study was to explore genetic mechanisms of congenital heart disease by analysing family data. Families with two or more affected members were studied, and information on family history and risk factors was collected. A total of 25 families with congenital heart disease were identified, and among ...
Nwaru Bright I - - 2012
The effects of prophylactic iron during pregnancy on maternal and child health in developing settings with endemic malaria and high prevalence of HIV remain unclear. This paper describes the rationale, implementation and success of a pragmatic randomised controlled trial comparing routine iron supplementation vs. screening and treatment for anaemia during ...
Mabry Ella - - 2012
I wanted to personally write you to share the positive feedback I have received on your article, "Interventions to Manage Compassion Fatigue in Oncology Nursing" by Nancy Aycock, RN, BSN, OCN®, CHPN®, and Deborah Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCN®, FAAN. I work on a 12-bed medical research oncology unit at the ...
Hirooka Shigeki - - 2012
Sinus venosus atrial septal defect( SVD) represent 5~10% of atrial septal defect( ASD). In contrast to the more common superior type in which the superior vena cava overrides the pathological interatrial communication, the inferior type with overriding inferior vena cava is extremely rare. We describe a case of residual inferior ...
McGarry Conor K - - 2012
The aim of this work is to determine the out-of-field survival of cells irradiated with either the primary field or scattered radiation in the presence and absence of intercellular communication following delivery of conformal, IMRT and VMAT treatment plans. Single beam, conformal, IMRT and VMAT plans were created to deliver ...
Deubzer Hedwig E - - 2012
Inhibition of histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity as stand-alone or combination therapy represents a promising therapeutic approach in oncology. The pan- or class I HDAC-inhibitors (HDACi) currently approved or in clinical studies for oncology give rise to dose-limiting toxicities, presumably due to the inhibition of several HDACs. This could potentially be ...
Bousse Alexandre - - 2012
In this paper we propose a segmented magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) prior-based maximum penalized likelihood deconvolution technique for positron emission tomography (PET) images. The model assumes the existence of activity classes that behave like a hidden Markov random field (MRF) driven by the segmented MRI. We utilize a mean field ...
Wyant Sheri - - 2012
This study aimed to determine the minimum discard volume from central venous catheters (CVCs) to avoid dilution or contamination from flush or IV fluids. In 93 adult patients with CVCs, minimum discard volume findings were 9 ml for tunneled and 6 ml for nontunneled catheters. Nurses who obtain samples from ...
Al-Niaimi F - - 2012
Background.  Healthcare workers and patients are often exposed to natural rubber latex (NRL) through contact with gloves and various healthcare products, which can potentially cause allergic reactions, with varying degrees of severity. In 2008, the Royal College of Physicians published their first evidence-based guidance on occupational health interventions for latex ...
Elian Nicolas - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of inter-implant distance on interproximal bone utilizing platform switching. Analysis of interproximal bone usually depends on traditional two-dimensional radiographic assessment. Although there has been increased reliability of current techniques, there has been an inability to track bone level changes ...
Ni Christina - - 2012
The human deafness-pigmentation syndromes Waardenburg syndrome type 2a and Tietz syndrome are characterized by profound deafness but only partial cutaneous pigmentary abnormalities. Both syndromes are caused by mutations in MITF. To illuminate differences between cutaneous and otic melanocytes in these syndromes, their development and survival in heterozygous Microphthalmia-White (Mitf(Mi-wh) /+) ...
Ramos-Quiroga Josep Antoni - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder in adulthood. Its diagnosis requires a retrospective evaluation of ADHD symptoms in childhood, the continuity of these symptoms in adulthood, and a differential diagnosis. For these reasons, diagnosis of ADHD in adults is a complex process which needs effective ...
Haas Janet P - - 2012
A quick review of the basics of sample size and power is presented. Readers can participate in an online exercise that introduces them to a power calculator that can be used in their practice, and illustrates the concepts discussed in the article.
Basharat Zeeshan - - 2012
To ascertain the prevalence of risk factors for ischemic stroke in Pakistani patients at Shifa International Hospital (SIH), Islamabad, Pakistan. This retrospective cross-sectional study included patients of either gender, with no age limit admitted to the Department of Neurology at Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan, with the diagnosis of stroke ...
Ohira Suguru - - 2012
An 86-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with angina due to the instent restenosis. He had a history of coronary artery bypass grafting( CABG). Re-do off-pump CABG was performed. Aspirin and warfarin were started on the next day. The drainage tubes were removed on the postoperative day (POD) 2 ...
Bowler Mark - - 2012
Researchers have described multilevel societies with one-male, multifemale units (OMUs) forming within a larger group in several catarrhine species, but not in platyrhines. OMUs in multilevel societies are associated with extremely large group sizes, often with >100 individuals, and the only platyrhine genus that forms groups of this size is ...
Adur Javier - - 2012
In this study we showed that second-harmonic generation (SHG) microscopy combined with precise methods for images evaluation can be used to detect structural changes in the human ovarian stroma. Using a set of scoring methods (alignment of collagen fibers, anisotropy, and correlation), we found significant differences in the distribution and ...
Hsu Te-Yao - - 2012
Abstract Objective: Infection is believed to be one of frequent and important causes of preterm labor. We attempted to evaluate whether the level of inflammatory markers, e.g. interleukin-16 (IL-16), interleukin-18 (IL-18), and ferritin, in amniotic fluid at early second trimester can predict preterm birth. Methods: Amniotic fluid (AF) samples were ...
Lee Daesu - - 2012
Active control of defect structures and associated polarization switching in a ferroelectric material is achieved without compromising its ferroelectric properties. Based on dipolar interaction between defect dipole and polarization, the unique functionality of the defect dipole to control ferroelectric switching is visualized. This approach can provide a foundation for novel ...
Vaka Siva Ram Kiran - - 2012
To develop formulations of carnosic acid nanoparticles and to assess their in vivo efficacy to enhance the expression of neurotrophins in rat model. Carnosic acid loaded chitosan nanoparticles were prepared by ionotropic gelation technique using central composite design. Response surface methodology was used to assess the effect of three factors ...
Reimer Toralf - - 2012
Abstract Objectives: To investigate the serum level distribution of angiogenic markers (PlGF, endoglin, sFlt-1) and acute-phase proteins (SAA, CRP) in patients with HELLP syndrome or preeclampsia (PE) including matched controls. Methods: The matching procedure revealed 46 controls for 23 HELLP cases, and 81 controls for 42 preeclamptic patients. Maternal serum ...
García-Toro Mauro - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: There is an increasing amount of evidence showing that physical activity and sun exposure are effective coadjuvant treatments for patients with mild to moderate depression. However, there is a lack of information regarding patient's adherence to these recommendations in daily clinical practice. METHODS: We conducted a study including 15 ...
Kumar Mukesh - - 2012
Telomerase is activated in the majority of invasive breast cancers, but the time-point of telomerase activation during mammary carcinogenesis is not clear. We have recently presented a transgenic mouse model to study human TERT gene expression in vivo (hTERTp-lacZ). In the present study, hTERTp-lacZxWAP-T bi-transgenic mice were generated to analyze ...
Kappetein A Pieter - - 2012
Objectives: The aim of the current Valvular Academic Research Consortium (VARC)-2 initiative was to revisit the selection and definitions of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)- clinical endpoints to make them more suitable to the present and future needs of clinical trials. In addition, this document is intended to expand understanding ...
Saremian Jinous - - 2012
Solid papillary carcinomas are tumors morphologically characterized by round, well-defined nodules composed of low-grade ductal cells separated by fibrovascular cores. These tumors are rare and affect predominantly older women. Although they are considered in situ carcinomas, debate and uncertainty still exist regarding their true nature, because immunohistochemistry for myoepithelial cells ...
Toledo-Pereyra Luis H - - 2012
ABSTRACT The development of a good research design permits us to obtain the best research data possible. From the experimental question to the research hypothesis and data collection variables, we can begin to consider the optimal research design. Details pertaining to the selection of the research design are considered within ...
Maeda Hideyuki - - 2012
Background:Since most of mediastinal cysts are benign tumors, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is optimal surgical procedure in recent years. It is important to select an appropriate approach accordance with the various locations of the cysts. Methods:This is a retrospective review between 2005 and 2011 included 42 cases who had been ...
< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 >