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Valeberg Berit T BT Author Affiliations: Faculty of Nursing, Oslo and Akershus University College (Drs Valeberg and Småstuen), and Cancer Clinic, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål (Ms Kolstad), Norway; Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco (Dr Miaskowski); and Emergency Care Clinic, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål (Dr Rustøen), and Lovisenberg Diaconal College, Oslo (Dr Rustøen), - - 2013
The majority of cancer treatment is provided in outpatient settings. Family caregivers' (FCs') knowledge and beliefs about pain and its management are critical components of effective care. This study's aim was to evaluate the efficacy of a psychoeducational intervention, compared with control, to increase FCs' knowledge of cancer pain management. ...
Van Wagoner Nicholas J NJ Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA. - - 2013
Screening for subclinical herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) may be a useful adjunct in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care. However, HSV-2 serological tests have been suggested to perform less well in HIV-infected populations. In this study, HerpeSelect HSV-2 ELISA was compared with the Sure-Vue Rapid HSV-2 Test for HSV-2 ...
Kornreich Davida A - - 2013
A PUBMED literature review revealed no reports of allergic contact dermatitis to Biosyn(™) suture material. We present the first case of such an allergic reaction. The case emphasizes the need to remember that suture material can occasionally elicit an allergic dermatitis which may increase the complications and morbidity associated with ...
Fanti P A - - 2013
Nail Apparatus Melanoma (NAM) is rare, particularly in Caucasians. Understanding its pathogenesis and collecting epidemiologic data may be difficult due to its location and the exiguity of the case series of this cancer. Cutaneous melanoma has been thought related to UV radiation, and NAM is considered an acral variant of ...
Wang Jing - - 2013
ABSTRACT. Optical imaging techniques have shown tremendous potential for assessing cutaneous microcirculation, but the imaging depth and contrast is limited by the strong scattering of skin. Current skin windows have to be fulfilled by surgical operation and suffer from some side effects. In this study, a switchable skin window was ...
Renner Nicole A NA Program in Neuroscience, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, - - 2013
The foot processes of astrocytes cover over 60% of the surface of brain microvascular endothelial cells, regulating tight junction integrity. Retraction of astrocyte foot processes has been postulated to be a key mechanism in pathology. Therefore, movement of an astrocyte in response to a proinflammatory cytokine or even limited retraction ...
Li Li-Fu LF Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kweishan, Taoyuan, - - 2013
Mechanical ventilation used in patients with acute lung injury can damage pulmonary epithelial cells through production of inflammatory cytokines and excess deposition of the extracellular matrix protein lumican. Lumican participates in macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-2 and transforming growth factor-β₁ (TGF-β₁) signaling during the fibroproliferative phase of acute lung injury, which ...
Jeong Shin Young SY Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine/Hospital , Daegu, - - 2013
Chronic sialadenitis is one of the most frequent chronic complications after radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy for thyroid cancer. To evaluate the long-term effects of RAI ablation on salivary gland function, we investigated scintigraphic changes in salivary glands by direct comparison of two salivary gland scintigraphies (SGSs) taken before and at ...
Lebbe Marie M Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, School of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United - - 2013
A new diagnosis of primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) during pregnancy is extremely rare and difficult to recognize as signs and symptoms such as nausea, fatigue and hypotension may resemble features of normal pregnancy. However, if the diagnosis is overlooked and steroid replacement delayed, subsequent adrenal crisis triggered by hyperemesis gravidarum, ...
Radcliff Kris K Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. - - 2013
Subgroup analysis of a prospective, randomized database. Reoperation due to recurrence of index level pathology or adjacent segment disease is a common clinical problem. Despite multiple studies on the incidence of reoperation, there have been few comparative studies establishing risk factors for reoperation after spinal stenosis surgery. The hypothesis of ...
Riegel Barbara - - 2013
Self-care of heart failure has been described as a naturalistic decision-making process, but the data available to defend this description are anecdotal. The aim of this study was to explore the process used by adults with chronic heart failure to make decisions about their symptoms. This was a secondary analysis ...
Calvani Riccardo R Institute of Crystallography, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Bari 70126, - - 2013
Muscle loss during aging and disuse is a highly prevalent and disabling condition, but knowledge about cellular pathways mediating muscle atrophy is still limited. Given the postmitotic nature of skeletal myocytes, the maintenance of cellular homeostasis relies on the efficiency of cellular quality control mechanisms. In this scenario, alterations in ...
Xi Wang W Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, IFW Dresden, Helmholzstr 20, D-01069 Dresden, - - 2013
Self-folded magnetic microtools with sharp ends are directed at enabling drilling and related incision operations of tissues, ex vivo, in a fluid with a viscosity similar to that of blood. These microtools change their rotation from a horizontal to a vertical one when they are immersed into a rotational magnetic ...
Dapul Heda R HR Neuroscience Center , Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA 02129, - - 2013
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may involve diverse injury mechanisms (e.g., focal impact vs. diffuse impact loading). Putative therapies developed in TBI models featuring a single injury mechanism may fail in clinical trials if the model does not fully replicate multiple injury subtypes, which may occur concomitantly in a given patient. ...
Pansy Jasmin - - 2013
Bevacizumab is increasingly being used in adult patients with cancer and children with central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Little, however, is known about the efficacy, risks, and benefits of bevacizumab administration in non-CNS tumors of childhood. The aim of the present study was to report on bevacizumab administered as add-on-therapy ...
Kiss Nimrod B - - 2013
Recurrent alterations in promoter methylation of tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) and LINE1 (L1RE1) repeat elements were previously reported in pheochromocytoma and abdominal paraganglioma. This study was undertaken to explore CpG methylation abnormalities in an extended tumor panel and assess possible relationships between metastatic disease and mutation status. CpG methylation was ...
Barabasz Arreed - - 2013
Abstract Using abreactive Ego State Therapy (EST), 36 patients meeting DSM-IV-TR and PTSD checklist (PCL) criteria were exposed to either 5-6 hours of manualized treatment or placebo in a single session. EST emphasizes repeated hypnotically activated abreactive "reliving" of the trauma experience combined with therapists' ego strength. Both the placebo ...
Picard Pascale - - 2013
Abstract This randomized, controlled trial contrasted the effects of 5 not-standardized sessions of hypnosis over 2 months in 59 women with fibromyalgia who were randomly assigned to treatment (n = 30) or a wait-list control group (n = 29). Patients in the treated group were encouraged to practice self-hypnosis. Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), MOS-Sleep ...
Than Van Thai - - 2013
A total of 18 rotavirus G9 strains in South Korea were collected during five rotavirus seasons between 2005 and 2010. The relationship between these strains was examined by analyzing the genetic variation of two major structural genes, VP7 and VP4. All the rotavirus isolates were of the G9P[8] genotype. The ...
Shalev Ofra - - 2013
The first experience of sex is a significant life event for men and women. Studies investigating first-time sex focus largely on relationships at a young age and among teenagers, whereas studies of that experience in the context of marriage are extremely sparse and focus mainly on clinical population of unconsummated ...
Toyoda Hidenori - - 2013
Both baseline predictive factors and viral response at week 4 of therapy are reported to have high predictive ability for sustained virologic response to peginterferon and ribavirin combination therapy in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1. However, it is not clear how these baseline variables and week 4 ...
Zhu Xiang - - 2013
To correct geometric distortion and reduce space and time-varying blur, a new approach is proposed in this paper capable of restoring a single high-quality image from a given image sequence distorted by atmospheric turbulence. This approach reduces the space and time-varying deblurring problem to a shift invariant one. It first ...
Meyerson Joseph - - 2013
Abstract The authors devised and validated a questionnaire assessing the various possible motivations for learning and using hypnosis and administered it to 125 Israeli psychologists, physicians, and dentists who study and/or use hypnosis in their clinical work. The results suggest that most professionals were motivated by a desire to improve ...
Zourková Alexandra - - 2013
Paroxetine-induced sexual dysfunction represents a frequent treatment complication of otherwise efficient antidepressants. The genetic polymorphism of pharmacokinetic genes may contribute to the occurrence of such dysfunctions. This study presents the effect of MDR1 gene polymorphisms on sexual function in 18 women with bulimia nervosa, 18 women with anxiety disorders, and ...
Dobson Ruth - - 2013
High IgG titers against the Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen, EBNA-1, have been strongly correlated with the risk of developing multiple sclerosis. ELISAs are used frequently to measure EBNA-1 titers, however concerns remain regarding the accuracy of results. Ordering absolute results into rank quintiles for analysis may be preferable. Using 120 ...
Ciccozzi Massimo - - 2013
Hepatitis B virus infection is a global health problem. Based on the sequence divergence of the entire genome, hepatitis B virus has been classified into eight genotypes which have a characteristic geographic distribution. To date, no data are available on the molecular epidemiology of hepatitis B virus in Bulgaria. The ...
Zhang Leiying - - 2013
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection has been hypothesized to be a risk factor for the development of allergy and asthma, but epidemiologic studies in humans still remain inconclusive. The association between RSV infection and allergic diseases may be dependent on an atopic background and previous history of RSV infection. It ...
Berry Michael D - - 2013
History, recent and ancient, presents innumerable methods intended to ensure or restore male sexual performance. Although these methods have regularly claimed to be "revolutionary," they have often been remarkably similar, and of questionably efficacy. This article provides a critical account of key historical trends in the treatment of male sexual ...
Marzano Alfredo - - 2013
A/H1N1/09 influenza is associated with a high risk of complications in patients with chronic diseases, but data on morbidity and mortality in patients with cirrhosis are limited. A cluster of A/H1N1/09 infection in 48 patients admitted to a Gastro-Hepatology Unit is reported. Nosocomial spread, clinical outcome, and viral characteristics of ...
Alterman Marina - - 2013
Refraction causes random dynamic distortions in atmospheric turbulence and in views across a water interface. The latter scenario is experienced by submerged animals seeking to detect prey or avoid predators, which may be airborne or on land. Man encounters this when surveying a scene by a submarine or divers while ...
Patrick Kent - - 2013
This study examined whether sexual/relationship satisfaction are differentially associated with mental health issues. Using data from a population-based computer-assisted telephone survey, the authors included in this study 3,800 respondents who had a regular heterosexual partner. The authors used 2 methods of scoring the K6 to produce measures of moderate psychological ...
Gerson Charles D - - 2013
Abstract This study tested whether group gut-focused hypnotherapy would improve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Several possible outcome predictors were also studied. Before treatment, 75 patients completed a Symptom Severity Scale, a Mind-Body attribution questionnaire, and a Quality of Relationship Inventory (QRI). The symptom scale was completed posttreatment, 3, 6, and ...
Robaina Tatiana F - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the frequency of BKV, JCV, WUV, and KIV in the saliva of healthy individuals. Samples were analyzed for the presence of polyomaviruses (BKV, JCV, WUV, and KIV) DNA by real-time PCR. Of the 291 samples tested, 71 (24.3%) were positive ...
Christensen Ciara - - 2013
Abstract Using manualized abreactive Ego State Therapy (EST), 30 subjects meeting DSM-IV-TR and Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) criteria were exposed to either 5-6 hours of treatment or the Ochberg Counting Method (placebo) in a single session. EST emphasized repeated hypnotically activated abreactive "reliving" of the trauma and ego strengthening by ...
Enea Violeta - - 2013
Abstract This quasi-experiment using a real/simulator model investigated differences in cognitive flexibility in high and low hypnotizable participants. Using the variables of hypnotizability (low/high), consciousness (nonhypnotized/hypnotized), mood (happy/sad), and visual-information processing (global/local), reaction times and target detection paradigms of the subjects were evaluated during both nonhypnotic and hypnotic states. Flexibility ...
Kwon Jung Hyun - - 2013
Regarding the limited evidence for determining the optimal duration of antiviral treatment for hepatitis B, the long-term outcome of patients with favorable responses to over 5 years of lamivudine monotherapy was investigated. Two hundred seventy-one patients who had received lamivudine for at least 5 years were enrolled. Ultimately, 72 patients ...
Pekala Ronald J - - 2013
Abstract Several sets of regression analyses were completed, attempting to predict 2 measures of hypnotic depth: the self-reported hypnotic depth score and hypnoidal state score from variables of the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory: Hypnotic Assessment Procedure (PCI-HAP). When attempting to predict self-reported hypnotic depth, an R of .78 with Study ...
Ortube Maria Carolina MC Department of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, - - 2013
We describe infrared regional pupillometry as an objective comparative assessment of midperipheral to central retinal sensitivity and to correlate with midperipheral retinal ischemia in diabetic subjects. We tested 12 normal and 17 diabetic subjects using bilateral infrared pupillometry. The diabetic cohort included seven subjects without, five with mild, three with ...
Fan Qiang Q Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, - - 2013
RNA interference (RNAi), a conserved mechanism triggered by small interfering RNA (siRNA), has been used for suppressing gene expression through RNA degradation. The replication of caliciviruses (CVs) with RNAi was studied using the Tulane virus (TV) as a model. Five siRNAs targeting the non-structural, the major (VP1) and minor (VP2) ...
George Mark S MS Psychiatry Department, Brain Stimulation Laboratory, Medical University of South Carolina, and Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA. - - 2013
Daily left prefrontal transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for several weeks was first proposed as an acute treatment for depression in the early 1990s, and was Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved in 2008. In the past year, several important studies have been published that extend our understanding of this novel ...
Gordon Sydney R - - 2012
The ability to rationally modify enzymes to perform novel chemical transformations is essential for the rapid production of next-generation protein therapeutics. Here we describe the use of chemical principles to identify a naturally occurring acid-active peptidase, and the subsequent use of computational protein design tools to reengineer its specificity toward ...
Xie Jipan J Analysis Group, Inc., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020, USA. - - 2013
To estimate the budget impact of everolimus as the first and second treatment option after letrozole or anastrozole (L/A) failure for post-menopausal women with hormone receptor positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer (ABC). Pharmacy and medical budget impacts (2011 USD) were estimated over the ...
Riggs B Lawrence - - 2012
Some 30 years ago, we applied the newly described method of dual photon absorptiometry (DPA) to demonstrate that osteoporotic women with vertebral fractures had lost substantially more bone from the vertebrae than controls. This opened a whole new field of research into the determinants of bone loss and fractures in ...
Huang Sheng-Ping - - 2012
The promotion of wound healing using dermal substitutes has become increasingly widespread, but the outcomes of substitute-assisted healing remain functionally deficient. Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) have been investigated widely in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, and they have the potential to enhance wound healing. In this study, we focused on ...
Ospina-Rojas I C - - 2012
This work studied the effect of supplementing commercially available amino acids in low-protein diets using different ratios of digestible (dig) glycine+serine:lysine (Gly+Ser:Lys) on performance, serum parameters, feathering, and litter characteristics of broiler chickens during the starter period. A total of one thousand fifty 1-d-old Cobb-Vantress male chicks were distributed in ...
Laney A Scott - - 2012
The purpose of this article is to provide an update on selected issues of current interest and recent developments related to 3 types of inorganic mineral dust exposures causing classic forms of pneumoconiosis: coal mine dust, crystalline silica, and asbestos. Common themes include new imaging modalities, emerging exposures, and evolving ...
Liu Li-Fang - - 2012
: Nurses affect patient safety. Although studies have associated patient safety with nurse staffing levels, Taiwan's Department of Health does not yet support changing nurse workforce standards for medical institutions. : This study was designed to gain insight into the workload of nurses employed at medical institutions and to determine ...
Mohiti-Asli M - - 2012
A 12-wk experiment was conducted to study the effects of feeding regimen, inclusion of a fiber source, and CP content of the diet on performance of broiler breeder hens. In total, 360 hens and 60 males, 43 wk of age, were assigned to 60 floor pens (6 hens and 1 ...
Agarwal Amit K - - 2012
The mylohyoid muscle divides the lower part of the oral cavity into 2 spaces: the sublingual space, which is located superior to the muscle, and the submandibular space, inferior to the muscle but superior to the hyoid bone. Although the submandibular and sublingual spaces are small, a wide range of ...
Bagshaw Philip F - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:: We report a multicentered randomized controlled trial across Australia and New Zealand comparing laparoscopic-assisted colon resection (LCR) with open colon resection (OCR) for colon cancer. BACKGROUND:: Colon cancer is a significant worldwide health issue. This trial investigated whether the short-term benefits associated with LCR for colon cancer could be ...
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