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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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kaasalainen Sharon - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Providing palliative care in long-term care (LTC) homes is an area of growing importance. As a result, attention is being given to exploring effective palliative care learning strategies for personal support workers (PSWs) who provide the most hands-on care to LTC residents. AIM: The purpose of this intervention was ...
de Andrade Freitas Oliveira Luciana Soares - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease with multiple articular and para-articular involvement that has a predilection for the axial skeleton. In spite of its high prevalence, ankylosis secondary to AS is a rare condition. CASE REPORT: A 31-year-old male diagnosed with AS was referred for computed tomography ...
Jochimsen Marc C - - 2012
The link between compensatory dynamics and regime shifts is not well understood. We analyse a regime shift in phytoplankton in a large lake with respect to: (1) environmental forcing and (2) the type of dynamics (compensatory or synchronous) between phytoplankton groups. The regime shift in phytoplankton was related to gradual ...
Landrot Gautier - - 2012
Layered, poorly-crystalline Mn(IV)O2 phases are abundant in the environment. These mineral phases may rapidly oxidize Cr(III) to more mobile and toxic Cr(VI) in soils. There is still, however, little knowledge of how Cr(III) oxidation by Mn(IV)O2 proceeds at the microscopic and molecular levels. Therefore, the sorption mechanisms of Cr(III) and ...
Pilato Brunella - - 2012
Cancer development is related not only to genetic alterations but also to aberrant epigenetic changes that could lead to heritable gene patterns critical for neoplastic initiation and progression. Knowledge of epigenetic regulation in cancer cells is useful for both the understanding of carcinogenesis and for the possibility of using epigenetic ...
Ohta Yuko - - 2012
We investigated the influence of long-term salt load on renal function in hypertensive patients. The subjects were 133 hypertensive patients (80 women and 53 men, mean age 60±9 years) who underwent at least five successful 24 h home urine collections during the 10-year observation period. Blood pressure (BP) and 24-h urinary ...
Li Yan-Yan - - 2012
Potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily J, member 11 (KCNJ11) E23K gene polymorphism has been indicated as relevant to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) susceptibility, but research results remain debatable.To investigate the relationship between KCNJ11 E23K gene polymorphism and T2D in the Chinese Han population, a meta-analysis involving 3,080 T2D patients and ...
Eichenauer Dennis A - - 2012
In the past decades, Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) has turned from an incurable disease to one with the most favorable prognosis among adult malignancies. This is due to the introduction of effective multi-agent chemotherapy and the optimization of radiation techniques. At present, 80-90 % of patients achieve long-term remission when receiving appropriate ...
Attia Y A - - 2012
An experiment was conducted to determine whether some non-nutritive feed additives (NNFA) could block the adverse effects of aflatoxin (AF) on growth performance and physiological parameters of Cobb broilers throughout the period from 1 to 21 day of age. There were eight treatments consisting of two levels of AF at 0 ...
Kaur Gurjit - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Down syndrome (DS) has major resource implications especially in developing countries being third most important cause of mental handicap. Maternal serum screening for chromosomal aneuploidies and neural tube defects (NTDs) is practiced worldwide in many countries and has been integrated into mainstream health care, while it is gradually gaining ...
Jondeung Amnuay - - 2012
The black mud crab, Scylla serrata (Forskål 1775), is the most economically important edible crab in South-East Asia. In the present study, the complete mitochondrial genome of black mud crab, S. serrata, was determined with the sequential polymerase chain reaction and primer walking sequencing. The complete mitochondrial genome was 15,721 bp in ...
Wang Lei - - 2012
Equilibria between phenylhalocarbenes, halide ions, and phenyldihalomethide carbanions have been spectroscopically characterized and computationally investigated for the halogens Cl and Br. Equilibrium constants, forward and reverse rate constants, and associated thermodynamic parameters are reported.
Colombo Marco - - 2012
The evolution of convergent phenotypes is one of the most interesting outcomes of replicate adaptive radiations. Remarkable cases of convergence involve the thick-lipped phenotype found across cichlid species flocks in the East African Great Lakes. Unlike most other convergent forms in cichlids, which are restricted to East Africa, the thick-lipped ...
Mohanty Sanjay K - - 2012
Large scale investment in the National Rural Health Mission is expected to increase the utilization and reduce the cost of maternal care in public health centres in India. The objective of this paper is to examine recent trends in the utilization and cost of hospital based delivery care in the ...
Chen Wengen - - 2012
PURPOSE: Treatment effect of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is traditionally accomplished with MRI and/or CT. The aim of the study was to assess the role of FDG-PET in post RFA hepatic tumor evaluation, in comparison with MRI and CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 28 patients (33 hepatic RFA lesions) who had post ...
Lima M Lourdes - - 2012
This paper gives an account of the implementation of a decision support system for assessing aquifer pollution hazard and prioritizing subwatersheds for groundwater resources management in the southeastern Pampa plain of Argentina. The use of this system is demonstrated with an example from Dulce Stream Basin (1,000 km(2) encompassing 27 subwatersheds), ...
Kosterin Oleg E - - 2012
A number of alleles of an orthologous gene His6 encoding histone H1 subtype f (H1-6 in pea) accumulated in chromatin of old tissues were sequenced in three legume species: seven alleles in Pisum sativum, four in Vicia unijuga and eight in Lathyrus gmelinii. In the total of 19 alleles sequenced ...
van Hellemond Jaap J - - 2012
Blastocystis is a protozoan parasite of controversial clinical significance that is often detected in stools of patients with gastrointestinal complaints. Patients infected with Blastocystis and persistent, unexplained gastrointestinal complaints are often treated with the intention to eradicate Blastocystis. However, there is no consensus on the most effective drug. We performed ...
Mueller Yolanda - - 2012
Objective  To assess the effectiveness of blood transfusions in a hospital of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Methods  Prospective study of children admitted for severe anaemia. During admission, data were collected on clinical condition and haemoglobin levels, before and after blood transfusion. A linear regression model was built to ...
Arora N - - 2012
The present study was designed to determine the modulatory effect of aqueous Azadirachta indica leaf extract (AAILE) on cell cycle-associated proteins during two-stage skin carcinogenesis in mice. Considering the dual role of reactive oxygen species in cancer and its chemoprevention, the levels of lipid peroxidation (index of peroxidative damage) were ...
Wei Youheng - - 2012
The testis specific serine/threonine protein kinase family (Tssk) members play important roles in spermatogenesis and/or spermiogenesis. Similar to other Tssk family members, Tssk4 protein shows exclusive expression in testis, but its biochemical and biological functions are still largely unknown. In present work, we generate a polyclonal antibody which specifically recognizes ...
Suzuki Atsuo - - 2012
Coagulation factor VII (FVII) is a vitamin K-dependent glycoprotein synthesized in hepatocytes. Previously, it was reported that FVII gene (F7) expression was upregulated by ribavirin treatment in hepatitis C virus-infected hemophilia patients; however, its precise mechanism is still unknown. Here, we investigated the molecular mechanism of ribavirin-induced upregulation of F7 ...
Grimm W - - 2012
Arrhythmia risk stratification with regard to prophylactic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy was investigated in the Marburg Cardiomyopathy Study, which revealed left ventricular ejection fraction to be the only significant independent arrhythmia risk predictor in a relatively large dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patient population. Based of the favorable results of the SCD-HeFT ...
Schmidt F - - 2012
In patients awaiting LuTx, MV and ECMO are often the last ways to create a bridge to LuTx. Both interventions are associated with a poor posttransplant outcome and survival rate. To improve the results of these patients, new "bridging-strategies" are necessary. Recent reports demonstrate promising results for the concept of ...
Koinari M - - 2012
Gastrointestinal parasites of livestock cause diseases of important socio-economic concern worldwide. The present study investigated the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in sheep and goats in lowland and highland regions of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Faecal samples were collected from a total of 165 small ruminants (110 sheep and 55 goats) ...
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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 ...
Lacerda Ana C F - - 2012
The enemy release hypothesis is frequently used to explain the success of invaders, postulating that introduced species have escaped from their native enemies, including parasites. Here, we tested this hypothesis for the tucunaré (Cichla piquiti), a predatory cichlid, and its endoparasites. First, the parasites and their influence on the condition ...
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 ...
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