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Ben-Ishay Offir - - 2012
Postembolization syndrome (PES) has been reported in adults following transarterial embolization (TAE) for blunt splenic injury (BSI), but not in children. We report the incidence of PES in a group of children who underwent TAE. Children who underwent TAE were identified, and each case of TAE was matched by grade ...
Fujiwara-Tsujii N - - 2012
The females of the white grub beetle, Dasylepida ishigakiensis, release two enantiomers of 2-butanol, (R)-2-butanol and (S)-2-butanol. The ratio describing the relative proportions of these two enantiomers (R/S ratio) has not yet been investigated. (R)-2-Butanol has been shown to attract males in laboratory and field experiments, whereas (S)-2-butanol tends to ...
Kepler Christopher K - - 2012
Many surgeons utilize preoperative multiplanar imaging for surgical planning before fusion surgery using pedicle screw instrumentation. Computed tomographic (CT) scan is often used but limited by non-weight-bearing images and high-ionizing radiation. The purpose of this study was to compare pedicle length and width measurements using a multiplanar fluoroscopic imaging system ...
Kotton Camille N - - 2012
Travel-related diseases may be seen in transplant recipients after travel, after transplant tourism, and via transmission from blood and organ donors, augmented by recent increases in travel, migration, and globalization. Such infections include tuberculosis, Plasmodium (malaria), Babesia, Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease), Strongyloides, Coccidioides, Histoplasma, Leishmania, Brucella, HTLV, dengue, among numerous ...
Metkar Umesh - - 2012
: This case provides a rare occurrence of a giant cell tumor (GCT) in posterior elements of a lumbar vertebra in a 7-year-old child with successful outcome after surgical excision and regular follow-ups. : To present a unique case report of a pediatric GCT in the vertebral column and results. ...
Haugan Gørill - - 2012
Aims and objectives.  The aim of this study was to test whether nurse-patient interaction affects cognitively intact nursing home patients' interpersonal and intrapersonal self-transcendence, as well as testing the psychometric properties of the Nurse-Patient Interaction Scale (NPIS). Background.  Self-transcendence is considered a spiritual developmental process of maturity in adulthood, and ...
Neltner Janna Hackett JH Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kentucky, 800 Rose St, MS-115A, Lexington, KY 40536, USA. - - 2012
Quantitative neuropathologic methods provide information that is important for both research and clinical applications. The technologic advancement of digital pathology and image analysis offers new solutions to enable valid quantification of pathologic severity that is reproducible between raters regardless of experience. Using an Aperio ScanScope XT and its accompanying image ...
Chen Can - - 2012
This study aimed to evaluate the performance of the iHealth BP3 upper-arm blood pressure monitor, which is designed for clinic use and self-measurement of blood pressure using Apple touch devices as an interface. The European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP) revision 2010 for the validation of blood pressure measuring ...
Ma Mingming - - 2012
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease in humans, and an abundance of evidence has implicated apoptosis signaling pathways in the neurodegeneration of PD. The purpose of this study was to assess the role of B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2)-associated athanogene 5 (BAG5) protein, which was previously confirmed to ...
Sızlan Ali - - 2012
In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy of bupivacaine and levobupivacaine in the patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) in patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA), particularly with cardiac diseases. Forty-four patients (16 males, 28 females; mean age 70.2±6.3 years; range 18 to 80 years) who were scheduled for ...
Secomb Jacinta - - 2012
Aims and objectives.  To provide evidence on the effectiveness of simulation activities on the clinical decision-making abilities of undergraduate nursing students. Based on previous research, it was hypothesised that the higher the cognitive score, the greater the ability a nursing student would have to make informed valid decisions in their ...
Pandya Nirav K - - 2012
: Flexible nailing has become the preferred implant for pediatric patients with tibial shaft fractures that require operative fixation. Immediate definitive fracture fixation with flexible nails in patients with high-energy, open fractures has not been examined. The purpose of our study was to determine if immediate flexible nailing of open ...
Bales James - - 2012
With the mastery of 3 sports required, a triathlon can be a daunting mental challenge. Some liken a triathlon to a physical game of chess. A triathlete must mentally assess their physical ability across 3 sports against their competitors, the environment, and, most of all, themselves. The mental preparation required ...
Araki Nobutaka - - 2012
Objectives  We previously established HepG2-GS-3A4, a cell line from hepatoblastoma with overexpression of human CYP3A4 and glutamine synthetase (GS). We further reported that these cells can be applied for screening inhibitors of CYP3A4 in vitro. The purpose of this study was to determine whether our CYP3A4-overexpresed cell could be applied ...
Görmeli Gökay - - 2012
This study aims to investigate the clinical profile and prognosis of the patients with fasciotomy who were admitted to Van Training and Research Hospital following the 2011 Van earthquake. Twenty-one patients (11 males, 10 females; mean age 38.3 years; range 18 to 60 years) who had urgent fasciotomy in our ...
Bowen Richard E - - 2012
Patient-based outcome measures are important tools quantifying the disease-specific and/or global quality of life (QOL) effects of spinal deformity treatment. In patients with neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and myelomeningocele, treatment effects must be differentiated from underlying disease functional impairments. In general, the goals of spinal surgery ...
Wright Vonda J - - 2012
Current endurance champions are turning in winning performances in their late 30s and 40s. These masters-age athletes present a special challenge to Sport Medicine practitioners who in previous decades have simply advised masters-aged athletes to stop competing to prevent or treat injury. The fact is, many of the physical changes ...
Bassareo Pier P - - 2012
In a univentricular heart corrected with a Fontan repair (UVH-F), a single pumping chamber is responsible for both systemic and pulmonary circulations. To evaluate the influence of afterload on cardiac output (CO) of UVH-F, this study aimed at (a) evaluating 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) data of a group ...
Griffin Justin W - - 2012
Use of antibiotic-impregnated spacers is common in the two-stage approach to treatment of periprosthetic joint infection despite the lack of information regarding in vivo performance of these implants. Antibiotic elution levels likely often fall below the minimal inhibitory concentration need to inhibit bacterial growth, raising concern that the spacers themselves ...
Kandil Mahmoud R MR Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, - - 2012
There is very little published information about the prevalence, patterns, and predictors of peripheral neuropathies. The current study is a community-based survey was conducted in the Assiut Governorate to estimate their prevalence and clinical profile. A door-to-door study was carried out on 42,223 persons from rural and urban communities in ...
Maxfield Mark W MW Departments of Surgery and Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, - - 2012
A recent study showed that computed tomographic (CT) scans contributed 93% of radiation exposure of 177 patients admitted to our Level I trauma center. Adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) is an algorithm that reduces the noise level in reconstructed images and therefore allows the use of less ionizing radiation during ...
Delmas Stéphane - - 2013
In prokaryotes the genome is organized in a dynamic structure called the nucleoid, which is embedded in the cytoplasm. We show here that in the archaeon Haloferax volcanii, compaction and reorganization of the nucleoid is induced by stresses that damage the genome or interfere with its replication. The fraction of ...
Vanommeslaeghe K K Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, - - 2012
Molecular mechanics force fields are widely used in computer-aided drug design for the study of drug candidates interacting with biological systems. In these simulations, the biological part is typically represented by a specialized biomolecular force field, while the drug is represented by a matching general (organic) force field. In order ...
Vanommeslaeghe K K Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, - - 2012
Molecular mechanics force fields are widely used in computer-aided drug design for the study of drug-like molecules alone or interacting with biological systems. In simulations involving biological macromolecules, the biological part is typically represented by a specialized biomolecular force field, while the drug is represented by a matching general (organic) ...
Wang Yongqing - - 2012
The efficacy and adverse effects of capecitabine-based chemotherapy versus other regimens reported in previous trials were discordant. The aim of the present study was to determine the efficacy and toxicity profiles of capecitabine-based chemotherapy versus capecitabine-free regimens in patients with metastatic and/or advanced breast cancer. Randomized trials in which capecitabine-based ...
Chen Eefei - - 2012
Excluded volume and viscosity effects of crowding agents that mimic crowded conditions in vivo on "classical" burst phase folding kinetics of cytochrome c are assessed in vitro. Upon electron transfer-triggered folding of reduced cytochrome c, far-UV time-resolved circular dichroism (TRCD) is used to monitor folding under different conditions. Earlier work ...
Kuznetsov Vyacheslav I VI Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-0300, - - 2012
The recently discovered 150-residue human VHZ (VH1-related protein, Z member) is one of the smallest protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) known and contains only the minimal structural elements common to all PTPs. We report a substrate screening analysis and a crystal structure of the VHZ complex with vanadate at 1.1 Å ...
Brnabic Alan - - 2012
This retrospective post-hoc analysis of observational studies assesses the frequency of painful physical symptoms (PPS) in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) of varied severity as may be seen in clinical practice. Observational studies of MDD that collected a clinician-reported measure of depression severity and included assessment of PPS were ...
Iwasaki Toshio T Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Nippon Medical School, Sendagi, Tokyo 113-8602, Japan. - - 2012
The electronic structure and geometry of redox-active metal cofactors in proteins are tuned by the pattern of hydrogen bonding with the backbone peptide matrix. In this study we developed a method for selective amino acid labeling of a hyperthermophilic archaeal metalloprotein with engineered Escherichia coli auxotroph strains, and we applied ...
Salamon Antal - - 2012
Mesenchymal stem cells, which reside in adult bone marrow are multipotent, have an excellent regeneration potential for tissue repair. These cells are able to differentiate in cell culture not only into mesodermal lineages but also into other lineages of ectodermal and endodermal cells. This regenerative process is assisted by application ...
Kálmán Judit J Semmelweis Egyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar I. Sebészeti Klinika, Budapest. - - 2012
Inflammatory bowel disease may show a life long persistence, while female fertility is time-limited. The aim of the authors was to obtain more knowledge about the obstetrical-gynecological aspects of this disorder. The authors evaluated 100 patients with inflammatory bowel disease and 100 healthy women with a self-composed questionnaire. Menarche occurred ...
Mátrai Zoltán - - 2012
Autologous fat transplantation is often used in aesthetic plastic surgery, and is recently becoming increasingly popular in the reconstruction of soft tissue defects following oncological surgery. A still not standardized technique of fat transplantation for breast cancer reconstruction is rapidly getting popular. The procedure is not a passive volume replacement, ...
Altintas Ramazan - - 2012
Background/Aims: This experimental study was designed to investigate protective and therapeutic effects of Dexpanthenol (Dxp), an alcoholic analogue of pantothenic acid, on kidney damage induced by ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) in rats. Methods: Forty rats were randomly divided into a control group and 4 I/R groups (1 h ischemia followed by 23 ...
Lowe S - - 2012
The definition for the diabetic foot is infection, ulceration or destruction of deep tissues of the foot associated with neuropathy or peripheral vascular disease in the lower extremity of people with diabetes. Non-diabetic patients may suffer the same risks when neuropathy and arteriopathy are present. Knowing that 85% of amputations ...
Rothe T - - 2012
According to the international guidelines of COPD (GOLD) and asthma (GINA) diagnosis and treatment of both diseases necessitate spirometry in the private practice as well as in hospital setting. However today, spirometry is not sufficiently used in Switzerland. This paper intends to give an easy overview how spirometry is performed ...
Czell D - - 2012
Severe paresis of the neck muscles, dystonia or an increased activation of the head flexor can lead to dropped-head syndrome. It can be based on various neurological diseases. We present a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with severe paresis of the head extensor muscles, which led to a dropped-head syndrome. ...
Tutschek B - - 2012
Screening ultrasound during pregnancy has an established role and a defined scope that has increased over the years. Diagnostic possibilities with newer ultrasound systems can help in particular in referral settings and for a more detailed analysis of various fetal organ systems. In particular for the fetal heart there is ...
Shin Jung Eun - - 2012
Abstract Conclusion: Vestibular abnormality was found in 84% of patients with Meniere's disease (MD) and 66% of those with migrainous vertigo (MV), even in the interictal period. Although MV does not have proven pathology like endolymphatic hydrops of MD, MV had high vestibular abnormality, suggesting that comorbid vestibular abnormality can ...
Kainuma Kazuyuki - - 2012
Abstract Conclusion: The results of this study accord with those of past reports about the prevalence of level V metastasis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cases. Because of the low rate of level V metastasis, and from the viewpoint of standard postoperative radiotherapy, selective neck dissection without ...
Akoglu Hadim - - 2012
Background: Calcineurin inhibitors, mainly cyclosporin A (CsA), are associated with endothelial dysfunction in renal transplant recipients (RTRs). Hemorheological disturbances including decreased erythrocyte deformability (ED), increased plasma viscosity and erythrocyte aggregation (EA) have also been reported in CsA-treated RTRs. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between hemorheological ...
Nordenstedt Helena H Houston VA HSR&D Center of Excellence, Houston, TX, - - 2013
Recent studies using histology alone in select patients have suggested that Helicobacter pylori-negative gastritis may be common. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of H. pylori among individuals with histologic gastritis. Subjects between 40 and 80 years underwent elective esophagogastroduodenoscopy at a VA Medical Center. Gastric ...
Ziauddeen H - - 2012
The opioid system is implicated in the hedonic and motivational processing of food, and in binge eating, a behaviour strongly linked to obesity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of 4 weeks of treatment with the mu-opioid receptor antagonist GSK1521498 on eating behaviour in binge-eating obese ...
Gellhorn Alfred C AC Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Box 354740, 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, - - 2013
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine involves the facet joints, which are located in the posterior aspect of the vertebral column and, in humans, are the only true synovial joints between adjacent spinal levels. Facet joint osteoarthritis (FJ OA) is widely prevalent in older adults, and is thought to be a ...
Yang Juanhua - - 2012
The intramolecular electronic couplings in organic mixed-valence systems [D-(ph)n- D].+ (D=2,5-dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl, n=0,1,2) are calculated by dominantly using density functional theory to investigate their dependence of functionals. Since these systems have the property that the charge is from localization to delocalization, the optimized structures are sensitive to the functionals. The geometric ...
Fernandez Oscar - - 2012
Multiple sclerosis is a progressive demyelinating neurological disease resulting in long-term disability, commonly manifesting in walking impairment and reduced quality of life. The use of the potassium channel blocker fampridine, chemically 4-aminopyridine, as an immediate-release formulation to improve action potential conduction in demyelinated axons was hampered by adverse events, including ...
Laajasalo Taina - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Despite a growing forensic psychiatry literature, no previous study has examined in detail homicidal behaviour among offenders with cluster C personality disorders - the avoidant, dependent or obsessional personality disorders. AIMS: This study aims to compare homicide offenders with cluster C personality disorders with those with other personality disorders ...
Reinehr T - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:The aim was to analyze the effectiveness of treatment concerning obesity-associated comorbidities in clinical practice.METHODS:A total of 11 681 overweight children with 6-month follow-up treated at 175 centers specialized in pediatric obesity care in Central Europe were included in this analysis (mean body mass index (BMI) 29.0±5.6 kg m(-)(2), standard deviation score body ...
Chen Huan H Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, - - 2013
Repair of double-strand breaks by homologous recombination requires Repair of double-strand breaks by homologous recombination requires 5'-3' resection of the DNA ends to create 3' single-stranded DNA tails. While much progress has been made in identifying the proteins that directly participate in end resection, how this process occurs in the ...
Taskinen Seppo - - 2012
Bladder function is often compromised in juvenile patients with posterior urethral valves (PUV). In infancy, such abnormal bladder function is characterized by low compliance or overactivity, but later in life the bladder tends to become oversized and empties poorly. Polyuria, which is often associated with renal failure as well as ...
Zheng Kaibo - - 2012
We have constructed a new fluorescence turn-on chemosensor for hydrogen sulfide based on a phenanthroimidazole scaffold, and the novel sensor is suitable for imaging hydrogen sulfide in living cells.
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