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Schmidt J - - 2012
Detection of acute cardiac dysfunction and differential diagnosis of low cardiac output syndrome is challenging for emergency physicians. For the critical ill patient it is essential to rapidly identify the underlying disease to initiate the correct therapy and optimize patient outcome. Echocardiography is the diagnostic tool of choice for the ...
Paiva Carlos Eduardo - - 2012
PURPOSES: The purposes of this study are to evaluate the impact of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) on quality of life (QoL), and to identify its clinical predictors. In addition, the authors investigated the prognostic impact of CRF and its relationship with the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein. METHOD: Data regarding patient characteristics, ...
Hagag U - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to provide a detailed computed tomographic (CT) anatomic reference for the dromedary camel tarsus. Six cadaver pelvic limbs, obtained from three clinically and radiographically sound dromedary camels, were scanned in both soft tissue and bone windows starting from the calcaneal tuber towards the proximal ...
Bonifácio Clarissa Calil - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Good survival rates (SR) have been reported for occlusal-atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) restorations but not for approximal-ART restorations. The high-viscosity consistency of the glass ionomer cement (GIC) may lead to its incorrect adaptation into the cavity and thus to failure of the restoration. Because the use of a flowable ...
Wagner G - - 2012
A 39-year-old man presented with an annular clearly palpable erythema on the décolleté. Based on clinical and histopathological findings, palpable migratory arciform erythema was diagnosed. This skin condition is classified as a rare type of T-cell pseudolymphoma. It is still a matter of debate whether palpable migratory arciform erythema is ...
Zhou Xiang - - 2012
We have previously demonstrated that androgen-induced proliferation inhibitor (APRIN) expression was upregulated in ventricular septum tissues from patients with ventricular septal defect (VSD). The present study was designed to investigate the effects of APRIN on P19 cell differentiation, proliferation and apoptosis. In this study, we established a stable APRIN-overexpressing P19 ...
Coppieters Ken T - - 2012
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a disease characterized by inflammation of pancreatic islets associated with autoimmunity against insulin-producing beta cells, leading to their progressive destruction. The condition constitutes a significant and worldwide problem to human health, particularly because of its rapid, but thus far unexplained, increase in incidence. Environmental factors ...
Bayezit Sakalar Yildirim - - 2012
PURPOSE.: This study aimed to evaluate the changes in retrobulbar blood flow by using color Doppler sonography in patients who had undergone intravitreal ranibizumab injection for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS.: The study comprised 37 AMD patients who had undergone intravitreal 0.5 mg ranibizumab injection. The ophthalmic artery, central ...
Pandit Hemant - - 2012
PURPOSE: This study tests the hypothesis that the design changes incorporated in the newer generation Triathlon posterior-stabilised TKA design result in kinematics that more closely reproduce the kinematics observed in healthy knees than those achieved by the older generation Scorpio posterior-stabilised TKA design. METHODS: Eleven patients with Triathlon posterior-stabilised TKA, ...
Jünemann A G M - - 2012
Pseudoexfoliation (PEX) glaucoma is the most frequent and most important type of secondary glaucoma, accounting for approximately 25% of open angle glaucoma worldwide and currently representing the most common identifiable cause of glaucoma overall. Due to high intraocular pressure levels, marked diurnal pressure fluctuations and spikes, and rapid optic nerve ...
Zhang Yongxia - - 2012
In this paper, we have explored metal-enhanced fluorescence (MEF) of the Human serum albumin indicators: Albumin Blue 580, Merocyanine 540 and Bromophenol Blue in close proximity to silver nano-particles, SiFs, from both buffered and clinical samples. The photostability of the Albumin Blue 580 is shown to be much more prolonged ...
Mammen George - - 2012
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The declining prevalence of Active School Transportation (AST) has been accompanied by a decrease in independent mobility internationally. The objective of this study was to compare family demographics and AST related perceptions of parents who let their children walk unescorted to/from school to those parents who escort (walk ...
Ozkol Halil - - 2012
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is known to impair many physiological functions. Some reports claim that medicinal plants can reduce these alterations caused by DM. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic potential of aqueous-methanol extracts of Urtica dioica, Thymus vulgaris (TV), Myrtus communis (MC), Scolymus hispanicus (SH) and ...
Toncheva Antoaneta A - - 2012
To cite this article: Toncheva AA, Suttner K, Michel S, Klopp N, Illig T, Balschun T, Vogelberg C, von Berg A, Bufe A, Heinzmann A, Laub O, Rietschel E, Simma B, Frischer T, Genuneit J, von Mutius E, Kabesch M. Genetic variants in Protocadherin-1, bronchial hyper-responsiveness, and asthma subphenotypes in ...
Liao Xiudong - - 2012
An experiment is conducted to investigate the effects of selenium (Se) source and level on growth performance, tissue Se concentrations, antioxidation, and immune functions of heat-stressed broilers from 22 to 42 days of age. A total of 210 22-day-old Arbor Acres commercial male chicks were assigned by body weight to one ...
Rigobello-Masini Marilda - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Dissolved free amino acids (DFAA) in intracellular extracts of marine microalgae can be determined by sequential injection chromatography (SIC). This technique uses portable, low-cost instrumentation but its applications have been limited to short monolithic columns because of components not resistant to high pressures. OBJECTIVE: To develop a SIC method ...
Marshall K - - 2012
A genome-wide scan was performed to detect quantitative trait loci (QTL) for resistance to the gastrointestinal nematode Haemonchus contortus in a double backcross population of Red Maasai and Dorper sheep. The mapping population comprised six sire families, with 1026 lambs in total. The lambs were artificially challenged with H. contortus at ...
Elizur Arnon - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Isolated rectal bleeding in infants is often attributed to the consumption of cow's milk. However, the prevalence of this condition has not been described, and its preferred diagnostic methods and management are controversial. METHODS: In a prospective population-based study following 13,019 children from birth, 21 infants with isolated rectal ...
Deliva R D - - 2012
This prospective interventional study investigated the impact of a three-month, ambulatory HA or HB, semi-individualized, PT-prescribed exercise program following pediatric HTx or LTx. SMW distance, strength, and flexibility were assessed at start and completion of the program and one yr after enrollment. Subjects received either an HB or HA exercise program ...
Zullig Leah L - - 2012
The aim of the study was to examine utilization of chaplain services among Veterans Affairs patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). In 2009, the Cancer Care Assessment and Responsive Evaluation Studies questionnaire was mailed to VA CRC patients diagnosed in 2008 (67 % response rate). Multivariable logistic regression examined factors associated with ...
van den Berg L E M - - 2012
Pompe disease is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by acid α-glucosidase deficiency and characterized by progressive muscle weakness. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) has ameliorated patients' perspectives, but reversal of skeletal muscle pathology remains a challenge. We studied pretreatment biopsies of 22 patients with different phenotypes to investigate to what extent ...
Fitzgerald Marianne - - 2012
Disorders of fatty acid oxidation are rare but can be fatal. Hypoglycaemia with acidosis is a cardinal feature. Cases may present during early childhood or can be delayed into adolescence or beyond. We present a case of multiple acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency (MADD), an extremely rare disorder of fatty acid ...
Eisenberg Daniel - - 2012
From a policy standpoint, the spread of health conditions in social networks is important to quantify, because it implies externalities and possible market failures in the consumption of health interventions. Recent studies conclude that happiness and depression may be highly contagious across social ties. The results may be biased, however, ...
Chaka Hassen - - 2012
Cross-sectional survey for Newcastle disease (ND) were conducted in nonvaccinated household flocks of village chickens to assess serological and virological ND status in households and associated live bird markets. In total, 1,899 sera and 460 pools of cloacal and tracheal swabs were sampled and tested using a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent ...
Sophie Munazza - - 2012
Pain is a common symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD) and accounts for substantial morbidity in up to 80 % of patients. Despite contributing to disease-related discomfort and disability, pain in PD frequently goes underacknowledged and undertreated in clinical practice. Although the exact underlying neurophysiology is unclear, there is increasing understanding of ...
Azizi Seyed Naser - - 2012
In this article, a novel chemiluminescence method using water-soluble CdS quantum dots (QDs) as sensitizers is proposed for the chemiluminometric determination of epinephrine. The method is based on the quenching effect of epinephrine on the chemiluminescence emission generated by the mixing of CdS quantum dots (QDs) with hydrogen carbonate (HCO(3) ...
Fundová P - - 2012
Inflammatory processes play an important role in the development of nasal polyps (NP), but the etiology and, to a high degree also, the pathogenesis of NP are not fully understood. The role of several cytokines and chemokines such as eotaxins, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-8, and RANTES has been reported in ...
Akman Fevziye Emin - - 2012
This study examined firstly the possible association of G241R and K469E single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of ICAM-1 gene with the occurrence of Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT). G241R and K469E SNPs in DNA from peripheral blood leukocytes of 190 HT and 247 healthy controls were investigated by real-time PCR combined with melting ...
Jafari Najmeh - - 2012
Objective: The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being (FACIT-Sp) scale is a valid and reliable instrument to provide an inclusive measure of spirituality in research and clinical practice. The aim of this study was to translate and investigate the reliability and validity of the Persian version of the FACIT-Sp. ...
Amarante Marla Karine - - 2012
Under many circumstances, the host constituents that are found in the tumor microenvironment support a malignancy network and provide the cancer cells with advantages in proliferation, invasiveness and metastasis establishment at remote organs. It is known that Toll like receptors (TLRs) are expressed not only on immune cells but also ...
Tappin Alan D - - 2012
This study reports the results from the analyses of a 30-year (1974-2004) river water quality monitoring dataset for NO( x )-N (NO(3)-N + NO(2)-N), NH(4)-N, PO(4)-P and SiO(2)-Si at the tidal limit of the River Tamar (SW England), an agriculturally dominated and sparsely populated catchment. Annual mean concentrations of NH(4)-N, PO(4)-P and ...
Wang Yamin - - 2012
Bacterial twin-arginine translocation (Tat) system contributes to translocate folded proteins to the periplasm and plays pleiotropic roles in physiological fitness. Here, we showed that the fish pathogen Edwardsiella tarda Tat pathway was functional and was essential for H(2)S production and hemolytic activity. E. tarda Tat mutant was more susceptible to ...
Krizkova Sona - - 2012
Metallothioneins (MTs) are involved in protection against oxidative stress (OS) and toxic metals and they participate in zinc metabolism and its homeostasis. Disturbing of zinc homeostasis can lead to formation of reactive oxygen species, which can result in OS causing alterations in immunity, aging, and civilization diseases, but also in ...
Bekker Madelyn - - 2012
This article is an introduction and general discussion regarding the use of Fisher-Tropsch wax in Petroleum jelly applications. Traditionally Petroleum jelly is prepared from a blend of microwax, paraffin wax and mineral oil which are all derived from crude oil. Sasol Wax has successfully prepared a Petroleum jelly based on ...
Crandall Eric D - - 2012
Marine species in the Indo-Pacific have ranges that can span thousands of kilometres, yet studies increasingly suggest that mean larval dispersal distances are less than historically assumed. Gene flow across these ranges must therefore rely to some extent on larval dispersal among intermediate 'stepping-stone' populations in combination with long-distance dispersal ...
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, ...
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 ...
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, ...
Bergfors Elisabet - - 2012
Persistent itching subcutaneous nodules and aluminium (Al) allergy have been described after vaccination with Al-adsorbed vaccines but are considered rare. Little is known about the prognosis. Sixty-four children with itching nodules following vaccination with diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccines currently used in Sweden (Infanrix® and Pentavac®) were spontaneously reported to the authors ...
Menapace R - - 2012
Eyes with pseudoexfoliation syndrome often exhibit insufficient mydriasis, zonular weakness and pronounced fibrotic capsular shrinkage. This may make cataract surgery as such difficult but also leads to postoperative complications, such as rhexis ovalization or phimosis (capsule contraction syndrome) or progressive zonular weakening with final spontaneous dislocation of the capsule-implant complex ...
Lin Ting Hsiang - - 2012
Zero-inflated Poisson regression is a popular tool used to analyze data with excessive zeros. Although much work has already been performed to fit zero-inflated data, most models heavily depend on special features of the individual data. To be specific, this means that there is a sizable group of respondents who ...
Zeng Fuxing - - 2012
A snake venom thrombin-like enzyme (SVTLE) from Agkistrodon halys pallas venom was isolated by means of a two-step chromatographic procedure. The purified enzyme, named AhV_TL-I, showed fibrinogenolytic activity against both the Aα and Bβ chains of bovine fibrinogen. Unlike the other SVTLEs, AhV_TL-I has poor esterolytic activity upon BAEE substrate. ...
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 - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: 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. METHODS: UNBS5162 was ...
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 ...
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