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Aakre Kristin M KM The Norwegian Quality Improvement of Laboratory Services in Primary Care, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. - - 2013
Correct information provided by guidelines may reduce laboratory test related errors during the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phase and increase the quality of laboratory results. Twelve clinical practice guidelines were reviewed regarding inclusion of important laboratory investigations. Based on the results and the authors' experience, two checklists were developed: one ...
Decourt Boris B Haldeman Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Sun City, AZ 85351, - - 2013
The APOE genotype is a known susceptibility factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). It is apparent that the presence of the APOE ε40 allele increases the risk for developing AD, lowers the age of onset in AD, and may influence the pathological burden seen in AD. In this study, we asked ...
Agarwal Jayant P JP Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA. - - 2013
The scope of plastic surgery is not well understood by people outside the field. Better educating medical students about plastic surgery may improve understanding of the field, establish appropriate referral patterns early on, and assist with career decision-making. The purpose of this study was to assess medical student understanding of ...
Capita Rosa - - 2013
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria were first described in the 1940s, but whereas new antibiotics were being discovered at a steady rate, the consequences of this phenomenon were slow to be appreciated. At present, the paucity of new antimicrobials coming into the market has led to the problem of antibiotic resistance fast escalating ...
Rodriguez Patricia A PA The James hutton institute, Dundee, - - 2013
In recent years, immense progress has been made toward understanding the functions of effectors from a range of plant pathogens, such as oomycetes, fungi, bacteria, and nematodes. Like plant pathogens, aphids form close associations with host plants, featuring signal exchange between the two organisms. While feeding and probing, aphids deliver ...
Vera-Ramirez Laura - - 2013
Breast cancer, which presents the highest global incidence of all female cancers, is caused by the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Among the latter, diet has attracted considerable attention, as it is a modifiable risk factor and thus offers an opportunity to design preventive strategies. Nevertheless, only alcohol consumption ...
Doner Gokhan G Özel Academic Hospital, Nuh Kuyusu Cad Bağlarbaşı 34664, Üsküdar, İstanbul, - - 2013
To evaluate Mulligan's technique for relieving pain and improving functional capacity of the shoulder in patients with adhesive capsulitis in the stiffness phase. Randomized controlled study. A total of 40 subjects were randomly allocated into 2 groups: (i) group 1 (n = 20) were treated with hot pack, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, ...
Marze Sébastien - - 2013
Many food systems are dispersed systems, that is, they possess at least two immiscible phases. This is generally due to the coexistence of domains with different physicochemical properties separated by many interfaces which control the apparent thermodynamic equilibrium. This feature was and is still largely studied to design pharmaceutical delivery ...
Sowbhagya H B - - 2013
Cumin is a seed spice belonging to the family umbelliferae. Cumin and value added products from cumin are used in food flavoring and perfumery. Cumin contains volatile oil (3-4%), cuminaldehyde, the major active principle, which is present to an extent of 45-50%. Cumin and value added products from cumin, viz., ...
Yamasaki-Mann Michiko M Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, U.S.A. - - 2013
InsP3-mediated puffs are fundamental building blocks of cellular Ca2+ signalling, and arise through the concerted opening of clustered InsP3Rs (InsP3 receptors) co-ordinated via Ca2+-induced Ca2+ release. Although the Ca2+ dependency of InsP3Rs has been extensively studied at the single channel level, little is known as to how changes in basal ...
Tay Jun H JH Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. - - 2013
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) has improved the diagnostic yield of transbronchial biopsy of peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPL). While EBUS diagnostic yield has been the focus of the majority of publications, few have investigated factors associated with EBUS visualization yield. This study evaluated the factors predicting visibility of PPL using EBUS-guided bronchoscopy. ...
Milte Rachel R Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Flinders University, 5001 Adelaide, - - 2013
To investigate the preferences of frail older people for individualised multidisciplinary rehabilitation to promote recovery from a hip fracture. Discrete Choice Experiment. Acute and Rehabilitation Hospitals in Adelaide, South Australia. Eighty-seven patients with recent hip fracture (16 living in residential care facilities prior to fracture). Patients providing informed consent (or ...
Frystyk Jan - - 2013
End-point bioassays based on thymidine or sulfate incorporation have demonstrated that glucocorticoid (GC) treatment inhibits serum IGF1 action, but the mechanism is unknown as serum IGF1 concentrations have been reported to either increase or remain unchanged. To investigate whether GC treatment affects the ability of serum to activate the IGF1 ...
Oriola Josep - - 2013
Most cases of familial isolated pituitary adenomas with mutated aryl hydrocarbon receptor-interacting protein (AIP:HGNC:358) gene develop somatotropinomas. They are characterised by an aggressive clinical phenotype including early age at diagnosis, large tumours and frequent invasiveness. There is little information on AIP gene mutations' prevalence in isolated somatotropinomas characterised by poor ...
Kim Mimi S - - 2012
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) can present management challenges to the pediatric clinician. Glucocorticoid replacement remains the cornerstone of treatment; however, there are new formulations and delivery mechanisms being studied. Clinicians continue to discuss the optimal treatment of patients from the prenatal stage, through infancy to adulthood. As well, the role ...
Nell-Duxneuner Valerie - - 2012
The introduction of anti- tumor necrosis factor-alpha agents (TNF-inhibitors) offered new dimensions in symptom relief and alteration of disease progression for patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). In 2007, Infliximab, Etanercept and Adalimumab were approved for AS in Austria. Drug reimbursement data of 2007 were retrieved to evaluate frequency of prescription, ...
Butcher Brad W BW Divisions of Nephrology and Critical Care Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia, University of California, San Francisco, California, - - 2012
The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) is increasing dramatically, and despite advances in dialytic therapy and critical care, there has been little improvement in associated morbidity and mortality. Recently, several articles have suggested that fluid overload in patients with AKI is associated with an increased risk of death. Observational ...
Liang Feng F Center for Single Molecule Biophysics, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, - - 2012
With the aid of Density Functional Theory (DFT), we designed 1,8-naphthyridine-2,7-diamine as a recognition molecule to read DNA base pairs for genomic sequencing by electron tunneling. NMR studies show that it can form stable triplets with both A : T and G : C base pairs through hydrogen bonding. Our ...
Kandula Praveen - - 2012
Nephrotoxicity is a major complication with immunosuppression regimens used in transplantation. Calcineurin inhibitor-sparing or reduction regimens using sirolimus (SRL) have shown variable success in kidney transplantation. There is limited data on the role of SRL on native kidney function in pancreas transplantation. All patients undergoing pancreas transplantation from 2003 to ...
Sansam Kate K Academic Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, Level D, Martin Wing, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, United Kingdom. - - 2012
To investigate whether simple clinical measures can predict walking ability after lower limb prosthetic rehabilitation. Prospective observational study. Ninety five adults who were assessed as suitable for lower limb prosthetic rehabilitation by the multidisciplinary team. Information regarding baseline clinical factors (amputation details, comorbidities, physical ability, mood and cognitive ability) was ...
Feng Yongmei Y Signal Transduction Program, Cancer Center, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, - - 2013
To date, there are no effective therapies for tumors bearing NRAS mutations, which are present in 15-20% of human melanomas. Here we extend our earlier studies where we demonstrated that the small molecule BI-69A11 inhibits the growth of melanoma cell lines. Gene expression analysis revealed the induction of interferon- and ...
Kushner Matt G - - 2012
Recent work shows that the time from the initial use of nicotine, cannabis, and alcohol to the onset of dependence on these substances is shorter ("telescoped") in anxiety-disordered individuals. Previously, we hypothesized that telescoping may result from a shared neurobiology underlying both anxiety disorders and dependence. This hypothesis implies that ...
Lee Young Joon - - 2012
The objective of the study was to determine the short- and long-term effects of irreversible electroporation (IRE) on the hepatic veins and the perivascular tissue through serial computed tomography (CT) with pathological correlation. Multiple IRE lesions were created percutaneously by ultrasound guidance in livers of 11 Yorkshire pigs using a ...
Wenzel Suzanne L - - 2012
Understanding factors associated with heavy drinking among homeless youth is important for prevention efforts. Social networks are associated with drinking among homeless youth, and studies have called for attention to racial differences in networks that may affect drinking behavior. This study investigates differences in network characteristics by the racial background ...
Karriker-Jaffe Katherine J KJ Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California. - - 2012
We examined whether relationships of neighborhood disadvantage with drinker status, heavy drinking, alcohol-related consequences, and dependence differed by race and/or gender. We hypothesized that neighborhood disadvantage would be negatively associated with drinker status but positively associated with heavy and problem drinking, with more pronounced relationships among African American and Hispanic ...
Moyle Wendy - - 2012
To describe the impact of living in a nursing home on quality of life (QoL) in people living with dementia. People with dementia are likely to spend time in a nursing home, particularly in the late stage of the syndrome when declining functional and cognitive ability add to the burden ...
Van Elslande Pierre - - 2012
The world of powered two-wheelers has changed dramatically in recent decades, along with a steady increase in the number and diversity of the fleet and uses. This evolution has led to some benefits in terms of mobility, but also some drawbacks in terms of safety. The problems involved are neither ...
Powers John - - 2012
The effects of alcohol (ethanol) are well documented and contribute to significant health problems and financial burden on the health care system. Several mouse models have been described that facilitate studies of the effects of alcohol on the mouse immune system. Our goal was to establish a chronic alcohol mouse ...
Heberlein Annemarie - - 2012
This article addresses the question of 'best treatment options', which clinicians face when treating pregnant women with alcohol and opioid dependence. Studies show that alcohol consumption is associated with fetal abnormalities and long-term cognitive problems depending on the amount consumed, drinking pattern, and time of gestation. Screening and evaluation of ...
Takeuchi Kasumi - - 2012
In Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0 and other fluorescent pseudomonads, the Gac/Rsm signal transduction pathway is instrumental for secondary metabolism and biocontrol of root pathogens via the expression of regulatory small RNAs (sRNAs). Furthermore, in strain CHA0, an imbalance in the Krebs cycle can affect the strain's ability to produce extracellular secondary ...
Litt Dana M - - 2012
The present study aimed to extend previous research examining the relationships among perceived drinking norms, alcohol use, and related negative consequences by examining the moderating influence of social comparison orientation. A sample of 481 college students (44% male) completed a Web-based survey that assessed perceptions of drinking behavior, social comparison ...
Reboussin Beth A - - 2012
The purpose of this research was to examine whether the clustering of underage risky drinking and its consequences within communities might arise from shared perceptions regarding underage drinking as well as the social context of drinking. The Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Randomized Community Trial provided data from repeated cross-sectional samples ...
Barbosa-Sabanero Karla K Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, - - 2012
Comparative studies of lens and retina regeneration have been conducted within a wide variety of animals over the last 100 years. Although amphibians, fish, birds and mammals have all been noted to possess lens- or retina-regenerative properties at specific developmental stages, lens or retina regeneration in adult animals is limited to ...
Ashby William J WJ Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, - - 2012
The regulation of cell motility is central to living systems. Consequently, cell migration assays are some of the most frequently used in vitro assays. This article provides a comprehensive, detailed review of in vitro cell migration assays both currently in use and possible with existing technology. Emphasis is given to ...
Stoddard Sarah A - - 2012
Young adults are increasingly interacting with their peer groups online through social networking sites. These online interactions may reinforce or escalate alcohol and other drug (AOD) use as a result of more frequent and continuous exposure to AOD promotive norms; however, the influence of young adults' virtual networks on AOD ...
Piasecki Thomas M TM Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri. - - 2012
The current investigation tested whether low sensitivity to alcohol, as measured by the Self-Rating of the Effects of Alcohol (SRE) form, is associated with hangover occurrence or resistance, two potentially important predictors of later problematic drinking outcomes. Drinkers who reported using alcohol at least four times in the past month ...
Durk Matthew R MR Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2012
Induction of the multidrug resistance protein 1 (MDR1)/P-glycoprotein (P-gp) by the vitamin D receptor (VDR) was investigated in isolated rat brain capillaries and rat (RBE4) and human (hCMEC/D3) brain microvessel endothelial cell lines. Incubation of isolated rat brain capillaries with 10 nM of the VDR ligand, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) [1,25(OH)(2)D(3)] for ...
Dowdy David W - - 2012
Epidemiology occupies a unique role as a knowledge-generating scientific discipline with roots in the knowledge translation of public health practice. As our fund of incompletely-translated knowledge expands and as budgets for health research contract, epidemiology must rediscover and adapt its historical skill set in knowledge translation. The existing incentive structures ...
Christiansen Bruce - - 2012
People who live in poverty have a high prevalence of smoking, are less likely to engage in evidence-based treatment, and find it harder to quit. Their beliefs about smoking and quitting can serve as barriers to quitting. Little is known about the smoking and quitting beliefs of the very poor ...
Pedersen Eric R - - 2012
American students studying in foreign countries represent a unique group at risk for increased and problematic drinking. Examination of risk and protective factors for negative alcohol-related consequences can lead to the development of efficacious preventive interventions for reducing high-risk drinking while abroad. The present study examined the relationship between sojourner ...
Nalamachu Srinivas - - 2012
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) represents a potentially debilitating and often undertreated form of neuropathic pain that disproportionately affects vulnerable populations, including the elderly and the immunocompromised. Varicella zoster infection is almost universally prevalent, making prevention of acute herpes zoster (AHZ) infection and prompt diagnosis and aggressive management of PHN of critical ...
Shmulewitz Dvora - - 2012
Individuals' perceptions of drinking acceptability in their society (perceived injunctive drinking norms) are widely assumed to explain ethnic group differences in drinking and alcohol use disorders (AUDs), but this has never been formally tested. Immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union (FSU) are more likely to drink and report ...
Bray Jeremy W - - 2012
This article summarizes the literature on the implementation costs of alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) in medical settings. Electronic databases were searched using SBI- and cost-related terms. Methodological approaches and cost estimates were abstracted from each study and categorized based on the cost methodology. Costs were updated to 2009 ...
Dimaio Knych Heather K - - 2012
Objective  To describe selected pharmacodynamic effects of detomidine and yohimbine when administered alone and in sequence. Study design  Randomized crossover design. Animals  Nine healthy adult horses aged 9 ± 4 years and weighing 561 ± 56 kg. Methods  Three dose regimens were employed in the current study. 1) 0.03 mg kg(-1) detomidine IV, 2) 0.2 mg kg(-1) yohimbine IV and ...
Stewart Robert - - 2012
To describe the recent (2011-2012) literature relevant to subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), focusing principally on studies of this symptom in older age groups. This is an issue of growing importance: although the symptom itself is controversial in older people because of variable associations with objective cognitive impairment, it remains one ...
Hu Jia - - 2012
Several recent reports have demonstrated that small activating dsRNA [double-stranded RNA; saRNA (small activating dsRNA)] complementary to promoter regions can up-regulate gene expression in mammalian cells, a phenomenon termed RNAa (RNA activation). However, the mechanism of RNAa remains obscure with regard to what is the target molecule for promoter-targeted saRNA ...
Sinclair Melissa D - - 2012
Objective  To determine the impact of acepromazine on the cardiovascular responses to three treatments for hypotension in dogs during deep isoflurane anesthesia. Study design  Prospective blinded randomized cross-over experimental design. Animals  Six adult (2.5 ± 0.5 year old) healthy mixed breed dogs (24.2 ± 7.6 kg). Methods  Anesthesia was induced with propofol (4-6 mg kg(-1) , IV) and ...
Millard Chris - - 2012
To sketch out how contemporary Anglophone literature on self-damaging behaviour negotiates serious conceptual difficulties around intention, and to demonstrate (in the British context) how the large-scale emergence of this type of behaviour is made possible by new forms of psychological provision at district general hospitals. In the past decade, there ...
Cai Wei - - 2013
The impact of myocardial bridge (MB) on left ventricular (LV) systolic synchrony is insufficiently understood. Thirty-five subjects with isolated mid-left, anterior, descending artery (LAD) MB, preserved LV ejection fraction (LVEF > 50%), and otherwise, normal coronary angiogram were identified from 3607 patients who underwent diagnostic coronary angiography and were evaluated ...
Nagy Nina Elisabeth - - 2012
Pathogen challenge of tree sapwood induces the formation of reaction zones with antimicrobial properties such as elevated pH and cation content. Many fungi lower substrate pH by secreting oxalic acid, its conjugate base oxalate being a reductant as well as a chelating agent for cations. To examine the role of ...
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