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Zhao Liang - - 2013
This study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a modified single-armed suture technique for microsurgical vasoepididymostomy (VE) in patients with epididymal obstructive azoospermia. From September 2011 to December 2011, microsurgical two-suture longitudinal intussusception VEs were performed using our modified single-armed suture technique in 17 men with epididymal obstructive azoospermia at ...
Sun Maxine - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To examine cancer-specific mortality in patients with nodal metastases relative to patients without nodal involvement at nephrectomy for non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma in a population-based cohort. METHODS: A total of 11 374 non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients who underwent a lymph node dissection at nephrectomy were identified using the Surveillance, ...
Armbruster Chelsie E - - 2012
Proteus mirabilis, named for the Greek god who changed shape to avoid capture, has fascinated microbiologists for more than a century with its unique swarming differentiation, Dienes line formation and potent urease activity. Transcriptome profiling during both host infection and swarming motility, coupled with the availability of the complete genome ...
Mozaffari-Khosravi Hassan - - 2012
ABSTRACT Introduction: Menopause is one of the important causes of osteoporosis which results from estrogen deficiency. In addition, some clinical and experimental evidence indicates that there is an association between increasing pro-inflammatory cytokine activity and postmenopausal bone loss. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of garlic ...
Marino Louis - - 2012
Conflicts of interest L Marino, MD: none Joseph H. Friedman, MD : Lectures: Teva, General Electric Consulting: United Biosource; Bubaloo, Halsted, Reitman LLC; EMD Serono; Genzyme; Teva; Acadia; Addex Pharm; UBC; Roche, Lundbeck Research: MJFox; NIH: EMD Serono; Teva; Acadia; Avid; Schering Plough Royalties: Demos Press.
Peng Mou - - 2013
Male circumcision is one of the most commonly performed operations worldwide, and many novel techniques have been developed for better postoperative outcomes. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of applying the ultracision harmonic scalpel (UHS) for circumcision by using dogs. Sixteen adult male dogs were divided ...
Sun Qian - - 2012
A novel method based on high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry was developed for simultaneous determination of the 11 major active components including ten flavonoids and one phenolic acid in Cirsium setosum. Separation was performed on a reversed-phase C(18) column with gradient elution of methanol and ...
Mukerji Geetha - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To determine the association between Chinese or South Asian ethnicity and adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes for women with gestational diabetes, compared to the general population. Methods: A cohort study was conducted using population-based health care databases in Ontario, Canada. All 35,577 women aged 15-49 with gestational diabetes ...
Zhang Lin - - 2012
The N-terminal extension of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is important in regulating cardiac function. Although the normal rat myocardium shows some cTnI N-terminal degradation (cTnI-ND), exposure to 4 weeks of tail-suspension markedly increased cTnI-ND. We hypothesized that the increased cTnI-ND in tail-suspended rats may affect cardiac function, particularly during β-adrenergic (β-A) stimulation. ...
Hasnani-Samnani Zohra - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To describe the presenting signs, diagnostic findings, and outcomes of 64 cases of non-immune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) cases seen in Women's Hospital, Qatar during the years 2003-2011. Method: A retrospective chart review of patients with signs suggesting of NIHF was done. A detailed scan was performed and karyotyping ...
Thomson Gill G School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. - - 2013
In this paper, we report on how formative research was utilised to design a social marketing campaign commissioned by a Primary Care Trust within an area of high social deprivation in the North of England. Men represent the majority of perpetrators of domestic violence and there is increasing interest in ...
Flohil S C - - 2012
Background  In the Netherlands basal cell carcinomas (BCC) are eligible for Mohs microscopic surgery (MMS) if certain criteria are fulfilled. Objective  To study the MMS indication criteria practised at the department of dermatology of the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam and to identify predictive factors for extensive subclinical tumour spread ...
Méhes Gábor - - 2012
Make your OLED fluorescent: An aromatic molecule based on a spiro-acridine derivative was designed, and its photoluminescence and electroluminescence were characterized. By combining the donor and acceptor moieties a small energy gap between the lowest singlet and triplet states was achieved. This design leads to an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) ...
Peter Emanuel - - 2012
The spatio-temporal control of gene expression is fundamental to elucidate cell proliferation and deregulation phenomena in living systems. Novel approaches based on light-sensitive multi-protein complexes have recently been devised, showing promising perspectives for the noninvasive and reversible modulation of the DNA-transcriptional activity in vivo. This has lately been demonstrated in ...
Hernández-Mijares A - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is a common condition associated with increased cardiovascular risk. A standard treatment is yet to be established, as there is no consensus on the TSH cut-off values which should be used as indicators. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess cardiovascular risk in patients ...
Wang Shan - - 2012
Streptomyces sahachiroi ATCC 33158 produces the potent antitumor antibiotic azinomycin B which is featured with a set of unusual functionalized moieties. However, the genetic analyses of azinomycin B biosynthetic pathway are hampered by the low efficiency of S. sahachiroi genetic manipulation. In the present study, we developed two efficient DNA ...
Al-Akour Nemeh A - - 2012
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe Jordanian mothers' perceptions of nursing support provided during hospitalisation of their children and identify socio-demographic characteristic of mothers and children associated with mothers' perceptions of nursing support. BACKGROUND: Nursing support is crucial to mothers to ease and relieve pain and stress experience during hospitalisation of ...
Glenngård Anna H - - 2012
In parallel to market-like reforms in Swedish primary care, the gathering and compilation of comparative information about providers, for example through survey tools, has been improved. Such information is increasingly being used to guide individuals' choice of provider and payers' assessments of provider performance, often without critically reflecting about underlying ...
Pei Cheng-Kui - - 2012
Tell me which you want: Catalytic asymmetric [4+2] cycloadditions of β,γ-unsaturated α-ketophosphonates with allenic esters catalyzed by organocatalysts derived from different cinchona alkaloids have been developed, affording phosphonate-substituted functionalized pyran and dihydropyran derivatives in excellent yields with high enantioselectivities under mild conditions. The choice of product is controlled by the ...
Rentsch Andreas - - 2012
Leading the way: The synthesis of natural products with new biological targets is one of the driving forces for the development of new antibiotics. The synthesis of the two secondary metabolites corallopyronin and myxopyronin have been achieved, which are prominent leads for the inhibition of bacterial RNA polymerase.
Xin Yong-Ning - - 2012
A missense mutation I148M in PNPLA3 (patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing 3 protein) is significantly correlated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. To glean insights into mutation's effect on enzymatic activity, we performed molecular dynamics simulation and flexible docking studies. Our data shows that the size of the substrate-access entry site is significantly ...
Xiong Yi - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of live xPlane imaging visualizing the in-plane view of IVS in the screening of the fetal conotruncal anomalies. Method: One hundred and fifty-two consecutive normal singleton fetuses and forty-eight fetal cardiac defects (27 conotruncal and 21 non-conotruncal cases), were enrolled in this study. The ...
Fouladi Rohollah F - - 2012
ABSTRACT Berberis vulgaris L. (barberry) is a very well-known herb in traditional medicine. Apart from its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, the antilipogenic effect of barberry on the sebaceous glands in animals may further suggest it could be employed as an anti-acne agent. This study examined the effect of oral aqueous ...
Sato M - - 2012
Various biomarkers have been investigated with regard to their ability to predict the outcome of allogeneic hematopoietic SCT (HSCT). In this study, we retrospectively reviewed 90 recipients who received HSCT between 2007 and 2011 in our institution, and evaluated the predictive value of the baseline serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels ...
Kim Min - - 2012
Postsynthetic ligand and metal ion exchange (PSE) processes are shown to readily occur in several 'inert' metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), including zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs). Ligand exchange can occur between solid samples, as was demonstrated under relatively mild conditions with two robust, topologically distinct MOFs, MIL-53(Al) and MIL-68(In) (MIL = Materials ...
Wolthers M - - 2012
Calcite-water interactions are important not only in carbon sequestration and the global carbon cycle, but also in contaminant behaviour in calcite-bearing host rock and in many industrial applications. Here we quantify the effect of variations in surface structure on calcite surface reactivity. Firstly, we employ classical Molecular Dynamics simulations of ...
Porras Gregory - - 2012
L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID), a detrimental consequence of dopamine replacement therapy for Parkinson's disease, is associated with an alteration in dopamine D1 receptor (D1R) and glutamate receptor interactions. We hypothesized that the synaptic scaffolding protein PSD-95 plays a pivotal role in this process, as it interacts with D1R, regulates its trafficking ...
Ismail Essam A - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Neonatal suppurative parotitis (NSP) is a rare disease. Only 32 cases have been reported in the English-Language literature between 1970 and 2004. METHODS: We searched the Medline for acute, neonatal, bacterial, suppurative, parotitis, facial, preauricular swelling starting from 1970, limiting our search to the English-language literature. We reviewed all ...
Wang Junzheng - - 2012
A facile method is reported for the preparation of chain-like nanostructures by anisotropic self-assembly of TiO(2) and SnO(2) nanoparticles with the aid of a block copolymer in an aqueous medium. Well-defined crystallographic orientations between neighbouring nanoparticles are observed in TiO(2) nanochains, which is important for tailoring the grain boundaries and ...
Dietrich Kay - - 2012
A novel-shaped plasmonic chiral nanomaterial exhibiting circular dichroism in the near infrared spectral range is presented. Applying on-edge lithography, a large area with these nanostructures is efficiently covered. This fabrication method offers tunability of the operation bandwidth by tailoring the chiral shape.
Shpilyov Alexey V - - 2012
In oxygenic phototrophic organisms, the phytyl 'tail' of chlorophyll a is formed from a geranylgeranyl residue by the enzyme geranylgeranyl reductase. Additionally, in oxygenic phototrophs phytyl residues are the tail moieties of tocopherols and phylloquinone. A mutant of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 lacking geranylgeranyl reductase, ΔchlP, was compared ...
Aragon-Ching Jeanny B - - 2012
Enzalutamide marks the latest addition to the drugs currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). AFFIRMwas a phase III international randomized trial that evaluated the clinical utility of enzalutamide versus placebo in men with mCRPC who have failed prior docetaxel-containing chemotherapy. Enzalutamide ...
Ertugrul A S - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Adrenomedullin, an antimicrobial peptide, has biological applications in many tissues, but its main attribute is its ability to lower arterial pressure. The plasma adrenomedullin level is elevated in pathophysiological conditions such as arterial hypertension, acute coronary syndrome, renal diseases, diabetes mellitus and periodontal diseases. The aim of ...
Xu Phyllis F - - 2012
Nanodumbbell gold nanoparticle (AuNP) dimers connected by DNA show significant change in interparticle distance in the presence of a specific analyte, ATP. The nanodumbbell begins in an extended state, but after the addition of the analyte, the DNA connecting the AuNPs forms a stable hairpin, which causes a large decrease ...
McCrary Andrew W - - 2012
BACKGROUND: On recognising poor growth following neonatal palliation with a systemic-to-pulmonary shunt, we sought to determine how patient- and procedure-related factors impact growth, paying attention to the role of the primary cardiologist in this process. METHODS: In a retrospective review, neonates (133 patients) receiving modified systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunts from 2002 ...
Nazari-Jahantigh Maliheh - - 2012
Macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques drive inflammatory responses, degrade lipoproteins, and phagocytose dead cells. MicroRNAs (miRs) control the differentiation and activity of macrophages by regulating the signaling of key transcription factors. However, the functional role of macrophage-related miRs in the immune response during atherogenesis is unknown. Here, we report that miR-155 ...
Johnson Bankole A BA Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA. - - 2013
Topiramate, presumably through antagonism of excitatory glutaminergic pathways and facilitation of inhibitory gamma-aminobutyric acid neurons in the cortico-mesolimbic system, might reduce cocaine's abuse liability. We tested whether topiramate (100 mg twice daily) would reduce the euphoria, subjective mood, craving and preference for cocaine over money induced by low and high doses ...
Linabery A M AM Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, - - 2013
Excessive early childhood adiposity is a prevalent and increasing concern in many parts of the world. Parental obesity is one of the several factors previously associated with infant and early childhood weight, length and adiposity. Parental obesity represents a surrogate marker of the complex interplay among genetic, epigenetic and shared ...
Ingemansson Sofie - - 2012
The aim of this study was to examine whether autoantibodies to: ZnT8-Tryptophan (ZnT8WA), ZnT8-Arginine (ZnT8RA) or ZnT8-Glutamine (ZnT8QA) correlated with C-peptide or other autoantibodies and to assess diagnostic sensitivity of ZnT8WRQA. Specimens from 270 newly diagnosed diabetic subjects (age 15--34 years) and after five 5 years duration of disease were ...
Chen Jing - - 2012
A simple and sensitive method for the detection of jasmonic acid (JA) by liquid chromatography-ion trap mass spectrometry (LC-IT-MS/MS) after derivatization is described. The highlight of this method was that it involved a rearrangement reaction which was often considered as a side reaction in the formation of amides and esters ...
Fujihara Tetsuaki - - 2012
Silalactones: The copper-catalyzed reaction of internal alkynes with (dimethylphenylsilyl)pinacolborane (Me(2) PhSi-B(pin)) as the silicon source and CO(2) at atmospheric pressure afforded silalactones selectively in good to high yields. The silalactones can be used as substrates for the Hiyama cross-coupling reaction as demonstrated for one substrate.
Martens Lauren Herl - - 2012
Progranulin (PGRN) is a widely expressed secreted protein that is linked to inflammation. In humans, PGRN haploinsufficiency is a major inherited cause of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), but how PGRN deficiency causes neurodegeneration is unknown. Here we show that loss of PGRN results in increased neuron loss in response to injury ...
Temiz Yuksel - - 2012
This paper presents an experimental study on different microelectrode fabrication techniques, with particular focus on the robustness of the surface insulation towards typical working conditions required in lab-on-a-chip applications. Pt microelectrodes with diameters of 50 μm, 100 μm and 200 μm are patterned on a Si substrate with SiO(2) film. ...
Ivarsson Bodil - - 2012
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe the patients' retrospective experiences of the information and support they received while on the heart or lung transplant waiting list. BACKGROUND: Patients differ in the way that they cope with the time spent waiting for a heart or lung transplant. Patients must already before the ...
Jacobsson Lisa R - - 2012
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe what life is like as a woman living with coeliac disease. BACKGROUND: The therapy for coeliac disease is a gluten-free diet, and if sufferers keep strictly to this, it is suggested that they will stay well. However, previous studies point out that people who are ...
Bennett Paul N PN Department of Nursing, Deakin University and Southern Health Nursing Research Centre, Melbourne, Vic., Australia. - - 2013
To determine whether a nurse-completed dialysis nutritional screening tool improves referral rates for nutritional support and compare nutrition sensitive biochemical indices, mortality rates and patient-centred quality of life outcomes between referred and non-referred dialysis patients. People with chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis are nutritionally at risk. Nutrition screening has been ...
Cardoso Marcio Vivan - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Inorganic polyphosphates are said to stimulate the activity of osteoblast-like cells in vitro. The purpose of this study was to evaluate in vivo bone regeneration around implants treated with polyphosphoric acid (PPA) and phosphorylated pullulan (PPL). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two types of implants with different surface roughness (R1: Sa ≈ 0.23 μm; ...
Singh Rohit - - 2012
We report the anisotropic terahertz response of oxalic acid and sucrose crystals in the 0.2-3.0 THz range using terahertz time domain spectroscopy on large single crystals. We compare the observed anisotropic response with the response calculated using solid-state density functional theory (DFT) and find good agreement in the orientation dependence ...
Hammond Ceri - - 2012
Tin goes in: The solid Lewis acid Sn-zeolite β is obtained in a simple and scalable procedure. A high metal content can be obtained, without undesirable side-effects. The space-time-yields of the resulting catalysis are over one order-of-magnitude larger than those of the state-of-the-art materials for the Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of cyclohexanone ...
Mac Giolla Phadraig Caoimhin - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of a multi-tiered oral health education programme on care staff caring for people with intellectual disability (ID). METHODS: Postal questionnaires were sent to all care staff of a community-based residential care service for adults, randomly assigned to control and intervention groups. A specifically developed training ...
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