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Stomp-van den Berg Suzanne G M - - 2012
The objective of this study was to examine which factors during pregnancy and postpartum predict pelvic girdle pain (PGP) at 12weeks postpartum among working women. A total of 548 Dutch pregnant employees were recruited in 15 companies, mainly health care, child care, and supermarkets. The definition of PGP was any ...
Susanto O - - 2012
Granzymes (Grz) are a family of serine proteases found in the granules of cytotoxic lymphocytes and are emerging as an important group of proteins involved in immune function and surveillance. Grz have both cytotoxic and more recently reported non-cytotoxic roles, however these functions are still subject to thorough investigation. The ...
Le M T - - 2012
We previously reported the development of genomic-DNA-based high-resolution genotyping methods for SLA-DQB1 and DRB1. Here, we report the successful typing of SLA-DQA using similar methodological principles. We designed a method for comprehensive genotyping of SLA-DQA using intronic sequence information of SLA-DQA exon 2 that we had obtained from 12 animals ...
Serembus Joanne Farley - - 2012
The faculty at Drexel University decided to investigate a new model to transform nursing education, aiming to produce a new skill set that would serve to improve the transition of nursing graduates from academic settings to practice, to better serve the needs of patients and reduce medical error. Faculty looked ...
Ferrari Enrico - - 2012
Intraoperative cardiac imaging plays a key role during transcatheter aortic valve replacement. In recent years, new techniques and new tools for improved image quality and virtual navigation have been proposed, in order to simplify and standardize stent valve positioning and implantation. But routine performance of the new techniques may require ...
Endres R O - - 2012
Characterization of the novel HLA alleles B*35:11:03, B*42:01:03, and B*51:01:35 is described.
Fürst D - - 2012
The tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFA) promoter region exhibits several polymorphisms, which have been hypothesized to influence gene expression, thereby associating positively or negatively with inflammatory conditions. Many studies have focused on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) taking not into account additive or inverse effects between different SNPs. We typed 1,021 ...
Dongmei W - - 2012
HLA-A*66:07 allele differs from HLA-A*66:01 by an amino acid exchange at position 165.
Kandadai Madhuvanthi A - - 2012
The use of conducting gels to mimic brain and other tissues is of increasing interest in the development of new medical devices. Currently, there are few such models that can be utilized at physiologic temperatures. In this work, the conductivities of agar, agarose and gelatin gels were manipulated by varying ...
Edinur H A - - 2012
Human leukocyte antigens (HLA) are important genetic markers of tissue identity and accurately reflect ancestral history. The work reported in this paper provides a detailed description of HLA polymorphism in Polynesian and Maori individuals in relation to other populations. Our study concerns HLA classes I and II antigens in Polynesian ...
Qi Lu - - 2012
Rates of obesity and related complex diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease have climbed sharply over the past decades, in parallel with shift from principally more active lifestyle and nutritionally dense tradition diet to sedentary lifestyle and more energy-dense, Western-pattern diet. In the past few years, advances ...
Gjerstorff M F - - 2012
In this study, we have investigated the expression of the tumor antigen sperm protein 17 (SP17) in a large panel of human cancers and compared it with the expression of two well-characterized families of tumor antigens, melanoma-associated antigen-A (MAGE-A) and G antigen (GAGE). We found that SP17 was expressed in ...
Weatherspoon Deborah L - - 2012
Expert clinical judgment is the culmination of knowledge and experiential learning that includes reflections on immediate problems and past experience. In nursing education, experiential learning is augmented through the use of simulated clinical experiences provided in simulation laboratories. Various simulations have been reported; however, few studies target the effectiveness of ...
Moore Carmelle - - 2012
Abstract This paper explores the application of modified yoga techniques, as an adjunct to voice therapy, by a speech pathologist who is also a yoga teacher. Yoga practices, with effects that may be short-term, are not considered a substitute for comprehensive and integrated somatic retraining systems (such as the Alexander ...
Robinson Paulette M - - 2012
Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is a fibrogenic cytokine that is up-regulated by TGF-β and mediates most key fibrotic actions of TGF-β, including stimulation of synthesis of extracellular matrix and differentiation of fibroblasts into myofibroblasts. This study addresses the role of proteolytic processing of CTGF in human corneal fibroblasts (HCF) ...
Hein Travis W - - 2012
Although hyperglycemia is implicated in retinal vascular dysfunction associated with the development of diabetic retinopathy, the temporal influence of hyperglycemia on retinal arteriolar reactivity remains unclear. Development of a large animal model of diabetes relevant to the human retina for evaluation of vascular function is also lacking. Herein, we examined ...
Russell Stuart J - - 2012
Optimized temporary bi-ventricular (BiV) pacing may benefit heart failure patients after on-pump cardiac surgery compared with conventional dual-chamber right ventricular (RV) pacing. An improvement in haemodynamic function with BiV pacing may reduce the duration of 'Level 3' intensive care. Thirty-eight patients in sinus rhythm, ejection fraction ≤35%, undergoing on-pump surgical ...
Spigel David R - - 2012
Small-cell lung cancers are aggressive tumors, often discovered with widespread metastases that include brain involvement. For patients with limited-stage disease, the standard of care is platinum-doublet chemotherapy (often etoposide) with concurrent radiation. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy can be difficult when given upfront, sometimes preventing on-time completion of later chemotherapy cycles. Recent data ...
Castellsague Jordi - - 2012
The risk of upper gastrointestinal (GI) complications associated with the use of NSAIDs is a serious public health concern. The risk varies between individual NSAIDs; however, there is little information on the risk associated with some NSAIDs and on the impact of risk factors. These data are necessary to evaluate ...
Mansouri Kaweh - - 2012
To present a method to analyze circadian intraocular pressure (IOP) patterns in glaucoma patients and suspects undergoing repeated continuous 24-hour IOP monitoring. Forty patients with established (n = 19) or suspected glaucoma (n = 21) underwent ambulatory 24-hour IOP monitoring on two sessions 1 week apart using a contact lens ...
Wortz Kathryn - - 2012
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an illness that affects patients on multiple levels, both physically and psychologically. While there is a growing body of evidence for the efficacy of self-management among patients with COPD, little evidence is available on the optimal content and methods for delivering self-management support. The ...
Maggiori Léon L Department of Colorectal Surgery, Pôle des Maladies de l'Appareil Digestif (PMAD), Beaujon Hospital (AP-HP), Clichy, - - 2012
This study aimed to develop a new model of colorectal liver metastases (LM) in the rat. Both single macroscopic and multiple bilobar microscopic LM were investigated, as this closely resembled the human situation, before right hepatectomy was performed for 'single' right LM. The single macroscopic LM was elicited by direct ...
Sarobo Carolina C Department of Morphology, Institute of Biosciences, Univ Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Botucatu, SP, - - 2012
Coffee intake has been associated with a low risk of developing cancer, including prostate cancer, which is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. However, few studies have evaluated the chronic effects of caffeine, which is the most abundant methylxanthine in coffee, on prostate morphology and physiology. In ...
Erkanl─▒ ┼×entürk Gozde G Department of Histology and Embryology, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. - - 2012
In utero irradiation (IR) and postnatal hyperthermia (HT) exposure cause infertility by decreasing spermatogenic colony growth and the number of sperm in rats. Four groups were used: (i) Control group, (ii) HT group (rats exposed to hyperthermia on the 10th postnatal day), (iii) IR group (rats exposed to IR on ...
West T Eoin TE Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104-2499, USA. - - 2012
Melioidosis is a tropical disease caused by ingestion, percutaneous inoculation or inhalation of the Gram-negative soil saprophyte Burkholderia pseudomallei. We developed a reproducible experimental murine model of pneumonic melioidosis induced by inhalation of aerosolized B. pseudomallei 1026b. In a series of experiments performed to bracket the lethal dose, we found that ...
Kloxin April M AM Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, - - 2012
We describe the development of a well-based cell culture platform that enables experimenters to control the geometry and connectivity of cellular microenvironments spatiotemporally. The base material is a hydrogel comprised of photolabile and enzyme-labile crosslinks and pendant cell adhesion sequences, enabling spatially-specific, in situ patterning with light and cell-dictated microenvironment ...
Kwok See S School of Biomedicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. - - 2012
 Both cigarette smoking and use of exogenous hormones are associated with changes in regional distribution of body fat, but their combined effects are less investigated. We examined the interrelation between smoking, exogenous hormones and fat distribution in premenopausal and postmenopausal women. We used data from 20, 962 women without known ...
Gale Catharine R CR MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. - - 2012
Psychological factors are thought to play a part in the aetiology of chronic widespread pain. We investigated the relationship between intelligence in childhood and risk of chronic widespread pain in adulthood in 6902 men and women from the National Child Development Survey (1958 British Birth Cohort). Participants took a test ...
Yan Denise D Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, - - 2012
Mutations in phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate synthetase 1 (PRPS1) are associated with a spectrum of non-syndromic to syndromic hearing loss. PRPS1 transcript levels have been shown to be regulated by the microRNA-376 genes. The long primary RNA transcript of the miR-376 RNA cluster members undergo extensive and simultaneous A → I editing ...
Radhakrishnan Siva S SS Institute for Wound Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610-0294, - - 2012
To investigate signal transduction pathways for connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in human corneal fibroblasts (HCF). Expression of 75 kinases in cultures of serum-starved (HCF) were investigated using protein kinase screens, and changes in levels of phosphorylation of 31 different phosphoproteins were determined at 0, 5, and 15 minutes after ...
Carroll Joseph J Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226, USA. - - 2012
To evaluate retinal structure and photoreceptor mosaic integrity in subjects with OPN1LW and OPN1MW mutations. Eleven subjects were recruited, eight of whom have been previously described. Cone and rod density was measured using images of the photoreceptor mosaic obtained from an adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscope (AOSLO). Total retinal thickness, ...
Tarallo Valeria V Angiogenesis Lab, Institute of Genetics and Biophysics, CNR, Naples, - - 2012
Ocular neovascularization (NV), the primary cause of blindness, typically is treated via inhibition of VEGF-A activity. However, besides VEGF-A, other proteins of the same family, including VEGF-B and placental growth factor (PlGF, all together VEGFs), have a crucial role in the angiogenesis process. PlGF and VEGF, which form heterodimers if ...
Bhattacharya Sujoy S Department of Physiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA. - - 2012
Relatively little is known about the contribution of p53/Mdm2 pathway in apoptosis of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells or its possible link to dysfunction of aging RPE or to related blinding disorders such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Age-associated changes in p53 activation were evaluated in primary RPE cultures from ...
Swamynathan Sudha S Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA. - - 2012
The secreted Ly6/uPAR-related protein-1 (Slurp1), associated with the hyperkeratotic disorder mal de Meleda, is abundantly expressed in corneas. Here, we examine its corneal expression and functions. Gene expression was quantified by quantitative PCR (qPCR), immunoblots, and immunofluorescent staining. Effect of Kruppel-like factor 4 (Klf4) on Slurp1 promoter was evaluated by ...
Avila Belem - - 2012
The Davis-Beirut reaction, which provides an efficient synthesis of 2H-indazoles and, subsequently, indazolones, is shown to proceed rapidly from o-nitrosobenzaldehyde and primary amines under both acid or base catalysis. Experimental and theoretical evidence in support of a reaction mechanism is provided in which o-nitrosobenzylidine imine is a pivotal intermediate in ...
Bobko Andrey A AA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, The Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA. - - 2013
Nitric oxide, •NO, is one of the most important molecules in the biochemistry of living organisms. By contrast, nitroxyl, NO-, one-electron reduced analog of •NO which exists at physiological conditions in its protonated form, HNO, has been relatively overlooked. Recent data show that HNO might be produced endogenously and display ...
Ryan Gina T GT Department of Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, - - 2013
Burkholderia cenocepacia is an opportunistic human pathogen that encodes two LuxI-type acylhomoserine lactone (AHL) synthases and three LuxR-type AHL receptors. Of these, cepI and cepR form a cognate synthase/receptor pair, as do cciI and cciR, while cepR2 lacks a genetically linked AHL synthase gene. Another group showed that a cepR2 ...
Dhakal Kiran K Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Toxicology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, United - - 2012
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are legacy pollutants that exert toxicities through various mechanisms. In recent years exposure to PCBs via inhalation has been recognized as a hazard. Those PCBs with lower numbers of chlorine atoms (LC-PCBs) are semivolatile and have been reported in urban air, as well as in the indoor ...
LaPorte Matthew M Department of Chemistry and Center for Chemical Methodologies & Library Development, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, United - - 2013
A convergent approach provides a convenient access to synthetically and biologically useful 3,4-disubstituted 5-hydroxyindoles. The one-pot procedure uses microwave heating to initiate an intramolecular [4 + 2]-cycloaddition of an alkynol segment onto a furan followed by a fragmentation, aromatization, and N-Boc deprotection cascade. Yields range from 15 to 74%, with ...
Guo Yanyan Y Center for Translational Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, 149 13th Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129, - - 2012
We provide a new approach for fluorescent probe design termed "PEG-fluorochrome shielding", where PEGylation enhances quantum yields while blocking troublesome interactions between fluorochromes and biomolecules. To demonstrate PEG-fluorochrome shielding, fluorochrome-bearing peptide probes were synthesized, three without PEG and three with a 5 kDa PEG functional group. In vitro, PEG blocked ...
Li Jiayang J Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, - - 2013
As systemically used therapeutics for treating acute or chronic pains or inflammations, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) also associate with the adverse gastrointestinal and renal effects and cardiovascular risks. Thus, it is beneficial to develop topical gels that selectively inhibit cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) for the management of local inflammation. In this work, ...
Dos Santos Sabrina Novaes - - 2012
Guideline values are used to identify polluted or contaminated areas based on background values. Brazilian law establishes three guideline values for pollutants: a quality reference value (QRV), a prevention value, and an intervention value. Reference values refer to the natural concentration of an element or a substance in soils that ...
Liehr U-B - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Local ablation techniques are a major focus of current developments in oncology. The primary aim is to retain organs and preserve organ functions without compromising the oncological outcome. METHOD: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a novel ablation technique that involves the application of high-voltage pulses to induce cell apoptosis without ...
Heguilén Ricardo M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) has paralleled the increased number of diagnostic interventions requiring radiographic contrast media (CM). Several strategies aimed at preventing renal injury following iodine have been carried out over the last several years. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact ...
Sakai Fumikazu - - 2012
Drug-induced lung injury (DLI) comprises a wide variety of pathologies, each with a unique imaging pattern, so there are no characteristic imaging findings to establish diagnosis. When DLI is suspected, evaluation must exclude progression of underlying disease, infection, and mimicking diseases. Correct diagnosis requires integration of clinical information and radiologic, ...
Arteaga-González Iván J - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Postoperative staple line leaks and bleeding are the most common reasons for complications in surgical procedures that involve organ resection, such as sleeve gastrectomy. Increasing the safety of these operations requires improving the instruments (endostaplers or endocutters) used for stapling and sectioning the tissues. METHODS: We present a new ...
Challa Shruthi - - 2012
Process analytical technology (PAT) is used to monitor and control critical process parameters in raw materials and in-process products to maintain the critical quality attributes and build quality into the product. Process analytical technology can be successfully implemented in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries not only to impart quality into the ...
Stieler F - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Laser scanning-based patient surface positioning and surveillance may complement image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) as a nonradiation-based approach. We investigated the performance of an optical system compared to standard kilovoltage cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and its potential to reduce the number of daily CBCTs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed the patient ...
Hillary F G - - 2012
The current study uses effective connectivity modeling to examine how individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) learn a new task. We make use of recent advancements in connectivity modeling (extended unified structural equation modeling, euSEM) and a novel iterative grouping procedure (Group Iterative Multiple Model Estimation, GIMME) in order to ...
Sato Masaaki - - 2012
Chronic lung allograft dysfunction is a major challenge in long-term management of lung transplant recipients. Both alloimmune-dependent factors (rejection) and alloimmune-independent factors contribute to the development of chronic lung allograft dysfunction. Thus, use of the term "chronic rejection" tends to be intentionally avoided among specialists in the field, although "chronic ...
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