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Ishida Narihiro - - 2012
This report describes a case of synchronous left atrial myxomas from Carney complex resected through a right thoracotomy. The patient was a 30-year-old female that had previously been diagnosed with Carney complex following a genetic examination. Preoperative echocardiography showed a left atrial tumor, but intraoperative inspection revealed another tumor in ...
Lu Qiongxian - - 2012
Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a destructive wheat disease of global importance. Resistance breeding depends heavily on the Fhb1 gene. The CIMMYT line Shanghai-3/Catbird (SHA3/CBRD) is a promising source without this gene. A recombinant inbred line (RIL) population from the cross of SHA3/CBRD with the German spring wheat cv. Naxos ...
Khader Ali - - 2012
Objective  To illustrate the method of cohort reporting of persons with diabetes mellitus (DM) in a primary healthcare clinic in Amman, Jordan, serving Palestine refugees with the aim of improving quality of DM care services. Method  A descriptive study using quarterly and cumulative case findings, as well as cumulative and ...
Zhao Shuaipeng - - 2012
The seeds of winter wheat were pretreated with three different doses of low-energy N(+) beams, and its seedlings were subjected to UV-B irradiation (10.08 kJ m(-2) day(-1)) at three-leaves stage. The growth characteristic of seeds, the oxidative damage to membrane system induced by UV-B radiation, and the alleviating effects of N(+) beams pretreatment ...
Morita Shoko - - 2012
Growth-associated protein 43 (GAP-43), a novel axonal phosphoprotein, is originally identified as a growth-cone-specific protein of developing neurons in vitro. The expression of GAP-43 is also shown to be up-regulated concomitant with increased synaptic plasticity in the brains in vivo, but how GAP-43 is concerned with synaptic plasticity is not ...
Terata Miyuki - - 2012
Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (BRBNS) is a rare disorder characterized by multiple recurrent vascular malformations. Herein we report the case of a patient with BRBNS and placenta previa. Sonography and MRI clearly identified several hemangiomas located adjacent to the uterus with none adjacent to the anterior lower uterine segment. ...
Ukeh Donald A DA Department of Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ, - - 2012
The maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais, is an economically important pest of stored grains in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The behavioral responses of adult S. zeamais to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from maize seeds, Zea mays, were studied to identify semiochemicals used in host location and provide potential ...
Gonzalez-Moreno Olga - - 2012
Studies about parasitization by Cryptosporidium in great apes have been scarce and mostly conducted in captivity. The present study reports the presence of Cryptosporidium sp. in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) from Ugalla, western Tanzania. Ugalla is one of the driest, most open, and seasonal habitats inhabited by chimpanzees. Cryptosporidium sp. ...
Iacono Iride Dello - - 2012
To the Editor: In the study by Burks et al. (July 19 issue),(1) 22 of 40 patients (55%) passed the oral food challenge of 5 g of egg-white powder after 10 months of oral immunotherapy with egg-white powder. However, in the study by Burks et al., no oral food challenge ...
Doering Jon A - - 2012
Dioxin-like compounds are chronically toxic to most vertebrates. However, dramatic differences in sensitivity to these chemicals exist both within and among vertebrate classes. A recent study found that in birds, critical amino acid residues in the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) ligand binding domain are predictive of sensitivity to dioxin-like compounds ...
García-Inclán Cristina - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Intestinal-type sinonasal adenocarcinoma (ITAC) is a rare tumour that is etiologically related to professional exposure to wood dust and exhibits a poor prognosis. Treatment alternatives to surgery and radiotherapy are needed and may be found in anti-EGFR agents. EGFR gene copy number gains and KRAS/BRAF mutations have been reported ...
Qin Gang - - 2012
Vitamin D receptor (VDR) BsmI gene polymorphism has been reported to be strongly associated with osteoporosis risk in some studies. However, the results from those studies are still conflicting. We performed a meta-analysis of studies relating the VDR BsmI gene polymorphism to the risk of osteoporosis. The search was performed ...
Petrakis Melissa - - 2012
To evaluate group supervision implementation fidelity in the Strengths Model of case management within one adult mental health service. A fidelity audit was undertaken to analyse data across three service settings-residential and community-during the initial three months, utilising instruments developed by Rapp and Goscha (The Strengths Model: Case management with ...
Nilsson-Örtman Viktor - - 2012
The Metabolic Theory of Ecology predicts that the slope of the rate-temperature relationship, E, remains consistent across traits and organisms, acting as a major determinant of large-scale ecological patterns. Although E has recently been shown to vary systematically, we have a poor understanding of its ecological significance. To address this ...
Desai Swapnil S - - 2012
Dry powder inhaler (DPI) has become a well accepted drug delivery for pulmonary system to treat many related diseases including symptomatic and life threatening diseases. Successful delivery of dry powder to the lung requires careful consideration of powder production process, formulation and inhaler device. The formulation of DPI mostly comprises ...
Rossini Anna - - 2012
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), delivered as a membrane-bound molecule expressed on the surface of adenovirus-transduced CD34(+) cells (CD34-TRAIL(+)), was analyzed for its apoptotic activity in vitro on 12 breast cancer cell lines representing estrogen receptor-positive, HER2(+) and triple-negative (TN) subtypes and for its effect on tumor growth, vascularization, ...
Morgan Melissa - - 2012
This study examines the types of tobacco- and smoking-related websites that are available on the Internet. The search terms used were nicotine, tobacco, and cigarette. These terms were searched in the engines Google and Yahoo as well as video-sharing website YouTube and analyzed based on the search engine results pages ...
Mirshahi Ahmad - - 2012
BACKGROUND: To compare pain score of single spot short duration time (20 milliseconds) panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) with conventional (100 milliseconds) PRP in diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: Sixty-six eyes from 33 patients with symmetrical severe non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (non-PDR) or proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) were enrolled in this prospective randomized controlled trial. One eye ...
Gubbels Cynthia S - - 2012
Previous studies examining reproductive parameters in men with galactosemia have inconsistently demonstrated abnormalities. We hypothesized that men with galactosemia may demonstrate evidence of reproductive dysfunction. Pubertal history, physical examination, hormone levels and semen analyses were examined in 26 males with galactosemia and compared to those in 46 controls. The prevalence ...
Wen Xiao-Dong - - 2012
Single layer two-dimensional CdSe nanosheets are explored theoretically, highlighting the role of the coordinating (and stabilizing) ligands. Four isomeric CdSe single sheets bonded to H atoms are studied (CdSeH(2) ), as are four similar sheets with NH(3) coordinated to the Cd atoms. These are quite corrugated, unlike the pristine sheets, ...
Jiang Xuan X Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, - - 2013
DNA-containing micellar nanoparticles with distinctly different and highly uniform morphologies are prepared via condensation of plasmid DNA with a block copolymer of polyethylene glycol and a polycation in solvents of different polarity. Molecular dynamics simulations explain the underlying mechanism.
Fei Xuening - - 2012
Based on cyanine dye probe oxazole yellow (YO) and Cy(3), a series of novel styryl cyanine dyes were designed and synthesized. Carbazole was inserted into the structures of YO and Cy(3) to act as a bridge to link the benzoxazole and indole group. This modification resulted in a novel kind ...
Zhang Huijuan - - 2012
Sphingolipid metabolites such as long-chain base 1-phosphates (LCBPs) have been shown to play an important role in plants; however, little is known about their function in plant disease resistance and programmed cell death (PCD). In the present study, we cloned and identified two rice long-chain base kinase (LCBK) genes (OsLCBK1 ...
Shimizu Akihiko - - 2012
While the emergence of the Internet and mobile telephone has allegedly changed our concept of self and emotions, the fundamental idea of a character seems to remain unchanged since literary characters came into 'stock' in the early modern imagination. Focusing on the early modern literary sphere, this commentary examines how ...
Hollen Patricia J PJ University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903-3387, USA. - - 2013
Appropriate utilization of treatment is a goal for all patients undergoing cancer treatment. Proper treatment maximizes benefit and limits exposure to unnecessary measures. This report describes findings of the feasibility and acceptability of implementing a short, clinic-based decision aid and presents an in-depth clinical profile of the participants. This descriptive ...
Lienemann Brianna A - - 2012
Differences on expectancies and self-efficacy between college females who engage in heavy episodic drinking (HED) and non-HED were examined. Students (N = 95) from Southern California filled out the Comprehensive Effects of Alcohol, Cognitive Appraisal of Risky Events, and Drinking Context Convivial Drinking scales as well as self-efficacy, alcohol use, ...
Hall Sue - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Dignity therapy (DT) has been developed to help reduce distress experienced by people nearing the end of life; however, evaluations of this novel intervention have largely involved non-distressed samples. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore in detail the impact of DT on distressed patients with advanced ...
Galbiati Marta - - 2012
Molecular magnetic tunnel junctions using self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) as tunnel barriers show stable and efficient spin transport properties. Large tunnel magnetoresistance with a flat bias voltage dependence of the magnetoresistance is observed in La(2/3) Sr(1/3) MnO(3) /dodecylphosphonic acid SAM/Co nanocontacts. This opens the door to spintronic tailoring though SAM engineering ...
Mahadevan Daruka D Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ, USA, - - 2013
UNBS5162 is a novel naphthalimide that binds to DNA by intercalation and suppresses CXCL chemokine elaboration. A Phase I study of UNBS5162 was conducted to establish pharmacokinetics (PK), maximum tolerated dose (MTD), dose-limiting toxicity, safety and anti-tumor activity in patients with advanced solid tumors or lymphoma. UNBS5162 was administered in ...
Gontrani Lorenzo - - 2012
In this study, we discuss the performance of classical molecular dynamics in predicting the experimental X-ray diffraction patterns of liquid ethylammonium nitrate (one of the simplest protic room-temperature ionic liquid showing amphiphilic behavior) and of its hydroxy derivative (2-Ethanolammonium nitrate, 2-HOEAN). Newly recorded Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Diffraction structure factors are compared ...
Wu Qunying - - 2012
DNA-methyltransferase (DNMT)-3A plays a crucial role in embryonic development and aberrant DNA methylation in carcinogenesis. Polymorphisms of the DNMT3A gene may influence its enzymatic activity and its contribution to susceptibility to cancer. This study evaluated the association of DNMT3A rs36012910 A>G with susceptibility to gastric cancer (GC) in a Chinese ...
Degache Francis - - 2012
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate changes in running mechanics and spring-mass behaviour with fatigue induced by 5-hour hilly running (5HHR). Running mechanics were measured pre- and post-5HHR at 10, 12 and 14 km · h(-1) on an instrumented treadmill in eight ultramarathon runners, and sampled at ...
Ryan Laura E - - 2012
Calcium is an important participant in many physiologic processes including coagulation, cell membrane transfer, hormone release, neuromuscular activation, and myocardial contraction. The body cooperates in a sophisticated web of hormonally mediated interactions to maintain stable extracellular calcium levels. Calcium is vital for skeletal mineralization, and perturbations in extracellular calcium may ...
Lammers Eric - - 2012
The US federal government has recently made a substantial investment to enhance the US health information technology (IT) infrastructure. Previous literature on the impact of IT on firm performance across multiple industries has emphasized the importance of a process of co-invention whereby organizations develop complementary practices to achieve greater benefit ...
Chang Liang - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of Endostar combined with chemotherapy on human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma Eca-109 in mice. The tumor xenograft models were established and randomly assigned to 4 groups: control group, Endostar group (1.5 mg/kg day, once daily for 3 weeks), chemotherapy group (Paclitaxel 10 mg/kg day, Cisplatin ...
Weller Karsten - - 2012
Non-sedating H1-antihistamines are the recommended first-line treatment for chronic spontaneous urticaria. While efficacy studies usually apply continuous daily treat-ment regimens, many patients take their medication on demand. In this randomized, double-blind trial we tested whether on-demand H1-antihistamine desloratadine in standard and higher doses is able to improve the resolution of ...
Singh Navneet - - 2012
The expression of calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) in the human colonic crypt epithelium is linked to cellular differentiation while its lack of expression is associated with undifferentiated and invasive colon carcinoma. Human colon carcinoma cell lines contain small subpopulations (10-20%) that do not express CaSR (termed CaSR null cells). Here, ...
Valentine Becky K - - 2012
Background -  Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is an important canine pathogen, and the emergence and widespread dissemination of meticillin-resistant strains (MRSP) is of significant concern. Multidrug-resistant infections may require alternative approaches, such as the use of topical therapy. There is minimal information about the in vitro susceptibility of meticillin-susceptible S. pseudintermedius (MSSP) and MRSP ...
Viani Rolando - - 2012
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the performance of parallel rapid HIV testing and the presence of HIV associated risk factors in pregnant women with unknown HIV status in Baja California, Mexico. Pregnant women attending the delivery unit or the prenatal clinic at Tijuana General Hospital had blood ...
Meng Yunfang - - 2012
To the Editor: In the study by Burks et al. (July 19 issue),(1) 22 of 40 patients (55%) passed the oral food challenge of 5 g of egg-white powder after 10 months of oral immunotherapy with egg-white powder. However, in the study by Burks et al., no oral food challenge ...
Chun Jennifer - - 2012
Live cell mass profiling is a promising new approach for rapidly quantifying responses to therapeutic agents through picogram-scale changes in cell mass over time. A significant barrier in mass profiling is the inability of existing methods to handle pleomorphic cellular clusters and clumps, which are more commonly present in patient-derived ...
Yokoyama Hitoshi - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Data regarding renal disease in the elderly (age ≥65 years old) and very elderly (age ≥80 years old) Japanese are extremely limited. The aim of this study was to examine the causes of renal disease and their clinical presentations in elderly patients who underwent renal biopsy. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, ...
Norris Robin E - - 2012
Advances made in the treatment of childhood malignancies over the past four decades have resulted in overall 5-year survival rates of approximately 80%. However, despite these advances, several childhood cancers still have unacceptably low cure rates, and, even when treatment is successful, the acute and long-term morbidity of current therapy ...
Lal Bhajan - - 2012
We report herein the synthesis, structural characterization and activity against human ovarian tumour models: A2780 (parent), A2780(cisR) (resistant to cisplatin) and A2780(ZD0473R) (resistant to the cisplatin analogue denoted as ZD0473) of two ferrocene incorporated N,N'-disubstituted thioureas {1-benzoyl-3-(4-ferrocenylphenyl)thiourea, B16, and 1-acetyl-3-(4-ferrocenylphenyl)thiourea, B3}. Structural characterization has been based on FT-IR, multinuclear ((1)H ...
Allen Jacqui - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Health and social care practitioners collaborate in discharge planning for older people. Difficulties securing timely and quality discharge information and unclear role boundaries can be challenging. There are limited reports in the literature describing community-based practitioners' roles communicating client information. AIM: To describe the roles of community-based practitioners in ...
Brinkmeyer-Langford C L - - 2012
Genes within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) encode proteins involved in innate and adaptive immune responses. Genetic variation in this region can influence the immune response of an individual animal to challenges from a variety of pathogens; however, a complete documentation of genetic variation in the MHC is lacking for ...
Yamamoto Yayoi - - 2012
Carcinoma showing thymus-like differentiation (CASTLE) is a rare tumor of the thyroid gland or soft tissues of the head and neck. To our knowledge, there have been only a few reports concerning imaging findings of CASTLE. We report herein the sonographic appearances of three cases of CASTLE. Two tumors were ...
Hu Wei - - 2012
The pattern-recognition pathway plays an important role in infection recognition and immune responses, and previous studies have suggested an association between genetic variation in innate immunity genes and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). We evaluated NHL risk associated with genetic variation in pattern-recognition genes using data from a case-control study of NHL ...
Lacan Marie - - 2012
Understanding the peopling history of Europe is crucial to comprehend the origins of modern populations. Of course, the analysis of current genetic data offers several explanations about human migration patterns which occurred on this continent, but it fails to explain precisely the impact of each demographic event. In this context, ...
Landrot Gautier - - 2012
The Cr(III)-oxidizing capacity of three layered poorly-crystalline Mn(IV)O2 phases, i.e. δ-MnO2, Random Stacked Birnessite (RSB), and Acid Birnessite (AB), was determined in real-time and in-situ, using Quick X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy (Q-XAFS). The results obtained with this technique, which allows the measurement of the total amount of Cr(VI) produced ...
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