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Jenkins Wiley D - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Emergency department patients are at increased risk for infection with chlamydia and gonorrhea, but routine screening of asymptomatic patients is problematic. Limiting screening to patients answering the affirmative to 2 questions would reduce the number of tests administered by 51.9%, increase the tested population prevalence to 15.7%, and still ...
Sisson Evan M - - 2012
A case report and the evidence for choosing among several available drugs for this patient.
Ravi Bheeshma - - 2012
Most of the evidence regarding complications following total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is based on studies of patients with osteoarthritis (OA), with little being known about outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of the present study was to review the current evidence regarding ...
Northey Luke Cameron - - 2012
To establish within-rater repeatability and minimum measurements required for reliable assessment of central corneal thickness (CCT) using Topcon three-dimensional OCT-2000 (Topcon Medical Systems, Oakland, NJ) Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) and to test agreement against ultrasound pachymetry (USP). Twenty participants underwent five scans using FD-OCT followed by five CCT measurements ...
Choudry Umar - - 2012
: The purpose of this study was to determine the current preferences of plastic surgeons regarding preoperative assessment and their effect on clinical outcome in primary breast augmentation. : An eight-question online survey was sent to members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Data collected online were analyzed using ...
Lee Sunggun - - 2012
Sarcopenic obesity is a body composition category in which obesity is accompanied by low skeletal muscle mass, offsetting the increase in body weight caused by increased adipose tissue. The purpose of this study was to analyze the association between knee osteoarthritis (OA) and 4 different categories of body composition: normal, ...
Butala Parag - - 2012
: The graying of our population has motivated the authors to better understand age-related impairments in wound healing. To increase research throughput, the authors hypothesized that the Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome Zmpste24-deficient (Zmpste24) mouse could serve as a model of senescent wound healing. : Using a stented excisional wound closure model, ...
Ryder Nathan - - 2012
Trichomonas has been reported to be rare in Australia's major cities while remaining very common in some extremely remote Aboriginal communities. This study examined the Trichomonas prevalence and relationship to remoteness among patients attending sexual health clinics in rural and remote areas of New South Wales, Australia. During the period ...
Rosenberg Karen - - 2012
Potential effect of inhaled glucocorticoids must be weighed against known benefits.
Bossert Ronald P - - 2012
SUMMARY:: Patients presenting for plastic surgery consultation after massive weight loss require a thorough preoperative evaluation that takes into account the complex medical and psychosocial issues associated with obesity. A number of factors must be considered, including type of weight loss procedure, nutritional deficiencies, body mass index at the time ...
Zheng Hong-Wei - - 2012
MicroRNAs have recently been shown to regulate the downstream bioprocesses of intracerebral hemorrhage. The aim of this study was to investigate whether miRNAs can be used as biomarkers to predict secondary hematoma enlargement (HE) in patients with ICH. Consecutively, 79 ICH patients admitted within 6 h of symptom onset and 30 ...
Buratti S - - 2012
Major malformations, surgery and persistent pulmonary hypertension (PHT) have been considered contraindications to therapeutic hypothermia (TH) in newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). We report two patients with undiagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) who developed HIE after birth. Diagnosis of moderate HIE was formulated based on clinical, laboratory and electroencephalographic criteria. ...
Lequeux Charlotte - - 2012
: This pilot study examined the efficacy of 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine-labeled autologous adipose-derived stem cells seeded onto collagen scaffolds to augment and/or regenerate the fat-enriched hypodermal tissue in an acute porcine wound model. : Porcine autologous adipose-derived stem cells were isolated and cultured. At passage 2, the cells were labeled with 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine, ...
Rodriguez-Hart Cristina - - 2012
Undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may be common in the adult film industry because performers frequently engage in unprotected oral and anal intercourse, STIs are often asymptomatic, and the industry relies on urine-based testing. Between mid-May and mid-September 2010, a consecutive sample of adult film industry performers recruited from a ...
Yin Feng - - 2012
To assess the clinical effect of transplantation of human retinal pigment epithelial (hRPE) cells into the unilateral postcommissural putamen for treatment for Parkinson disease (PD). Cells from postmortem human eye tissue (10-20 weeks of gestation) were cultured in vitro. Cells from -generation passage were implanted in PD postcommissural putamen with stereotactic ...
Gallego Augusto Arias - - 2012
The use of monofocal, bifocal, or multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) is a common option to restore the refractive power of the eye in aphakic patients after cataract surgery. In this article, we study the predicted performance of two new designs of IOL, both with extended depth of focus: the quartic ...
Dini Gal Moreira - - 2012
: Deep vein thrombosis and its most dangerous outcome, pulmonary embolism, are complications with a high incidence in hospitalized patients. In plastic surgery, abdominoplasty is the aesthetic surgery more frequently associated with deep vein thrombosis condition. This study aimed to test the efficacy and safety of oral rivaroxaban for the ...
Chignon-Sicard Bérengère - - 2012
: Application of platelet concentrates to wounds could speed healing. Leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin, a relatively recent development, stands out from the other preparations. This prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial studied the rate of healing of postoperative hand wounds after a single application of leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin. : Eligible ...
Raymond H Fisher - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Serum specimens collected during the 2011 round of National HIV Behavioral Surveillance among men who have sex with men in San Francisco were tested for hepatitis C virus antibodies. Hepatitis C virus infection was found among men who have sex with men with a history of intravenous drug use ...
Brous Edie - - 2012
This is the third and final article in a three-part series on nursing boards' disciplinary actions and what nurses need to know to maintain their license in good standing. This article discusses strategies for protecting your license.
Iblher Niklas - - 2012
: Although a multitude of proposed forehead rejuvenation procedures have been described, long-term and systematic morphometric evaluation is rare. There are no studies comparing endoscopic forehead lifts and transpalpebral browpexy techniques according to their efficacy in raising and reshaping the brow. : In a retrospective study, standardized photographic documentations of ...
Haddock Nicholas T - - 2012
: Free tissue transfer to improve bulk and contour in facial deformities has been proven useful, yet refinements that turn an acceptable result into an excellent result are essential to reconstruction. The authors reviewed their experience and described these refinements. : The charts of 371 free tissue transfer cases (1989 ...
Colohan Shannon - - 2012
: Increasing focus on reducing morbidity from latissimus dorsi flaps has led to the evolution of muscle-sparing variants and perforator-based flaps. This study aimed to investigate the vascular anatomy of the muscle-sparing variant and to describe its application as a free flap based on the descending branch of the thoracodorsal ...
Kuijpers-Jagtman Anne Marie - - 2012
The extensive study presented by Toma and coworkers is one of the first presenting normative three-dimensional soft tissue face data derived from a large group of 15-year-old Caucasians using laser surface scanning. This data is not only important to quantify facial variation in a normal population but can help to ...
Santiveri Clara M - - 2012
According to biochemical assays, the Bcl-2 protein Diva from mouse regulates programmed cell death by heterodimerizing with other members of the family and by interacting with the apoptotic protease-activating factor Apaf-1. In typical Bcl-2 heterodimers, peptide fragments comprising the Bcl-2 homology domain 3 (BH3 domain) of proapoptotic members are capable ...
Margetić Branimir - - 2012
People who become patients in secure hospitals may not understand their situation and have different opinions about the nature of institutionalisation from each other and from staff and the authorities. More knowledge of patient perspectives could improve treatment outcomes. Our aim was to evaluate patients' beliefs about whether placement in ...
Wallis Laura - - 2012
Getting past "We've always done it this way" is crucial.
Zunner Brian P - - 2012
An exploration of bias in health care and how it affects this population.
Gnyawali Subodh - - 2012
To identify the optical needs of students with low vision studying in the integrated schools for the blind in Nepal. A total of 779 blind and vision-impaired students studying in 67 integrated schools for the blind across Nepal were examined using the World Health Organization/Prevention of Blindness Eye Examination Record ...
Lakhiani Chrisovalantis - - 2012
: The most untoward aspect of the anterolateral thigh is the complexity of the local vasculature. Failure to understand its variability can lead to vascular flap embarrassment and tissue loss. The authors present a comprehensive summary of the vascular anatomy of the anterolateral thigh. : A MEDLINE search was performed ...
Rasko Yvonne M - - 2012
: Secondary rhytidectomy procedures present an additional level of complexity in comparison with primary procedures. Patients may seek secondary rhytidectomy, in part, as a result of complications stemming from the initial procedure, because of the natural process of aging, or a combination of the two. The aim of this literature ...
do Nascimento Antônia Sâmia F - - 2012
A lectin from seeds of Dioclea lasiocarpa (DLL) was purified in a single step by affinity chromatography in a Sephadex G-50 column. DLL haemagglutinated rabbit erythrocytes showing stability even after 1 h of exposure to a different pH values (optimal between pH 6.0 and 8.0) but was inhibited after incubation with ...
Ahmed Anisuddin - - 2012
In Bangladesh, male clients (MCs) of female sex workers (FSWs) represent diverse occupational categories from different socioeconomic strata, and they are considered a bridging group to transmit sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to their spousal and nonspousal female partners. This study aimed to better understand sexual behaviors, STI symptoms, and care-seeking ...
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The American Journal of Nursing is a peer-reviewed journal. Nurses and other practitioners serve as peer reviewers, sharing with us their expertise in health care, research, and all aspects of nursing practice. They are essential to ensure the quality of the manuscripts we publish. We are pleased to acknowledge and ...
Bertelli Jayme A - - 2012
: In extended upper-type lesions of the brachial plexus, nerve transfers and root grafting have improved the results of shoulder and elbow reconstruction. However, wrist extension reconstruction has received little attention. : In 20 cadaveric upper limbs, we dissected the anterior interosseous nerve and extensor carpi radialis brevis motor branch. ...
Waljee Jennifer F - - 2012
SUMMARY:: Every year, hundreds of new surgical devices and techniques are introduced, and plastic surgeons must determine the associated risks, benefits, and costs of these options when incorporating these advances into their armamentarium. This article will discuss the elements of treatment effectiveness by applying the principles of evidence-based medicine to ...
Chilakala S K - - 2012
Urachal diverticulum is an infrequent finding and its perforation as a cause of fetal urinary ascites has not been reported before. This is a case report on an infant with antenatal diagnosis of fetal ascites. This infant was delivered via cesarean section and needed mechanical ventilation owing to a massive ...
Ahmed Asma - - 2012
Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a common, potentially life threatening medical emergency. It is associated with higher rates of hospitalization, morbidity and mortality in the elderly when compared with younger patients, most likely due to higher prevalence of multiple comorbidities. Age is an independent risk factor for mortality in ...
Liao Yu-Fang - - 2012
: Nasoalveolar molding is increasingly being used to treat unilateral cleft nose deformity before primary repair. The Grayson technique starts nasal molding when an alveolar gap is reduced to 5 mm, whereas the Figueroa technique performs nasal and alveolar molding at the same time. The authors investigated the comparative efficacy, ...
Spyridon Michael - - 2012
To estimate the prevalence of self-reported "sensitive eyes" (SEs) in soft contact lens (CL) wearers, evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients with SEs, and examine the effect of refitting them with silicone hydrogel lenses. After self-assessment, 2154 CL wearers were separated into SE and non-SE patients. Demographics, biometric data, wearing ...
Fallucco Michael - - 2012
: Current literature for surgical deactivation of frontal migraine trigger points does not incorporate decompression of the supraorbital foramen or fascial bands at the supraorbital rim (frontal exit) as part of the surgical procedure. To evaluate this primary compression site for the supraorbital nerve, anatomical dissections were performed and a ...
Saint-Cyr Michel - - 2012
After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the indications and contraindications for free flap reconstruction. 2. Describe the indications, anatomy, harvest technique, and advantages and disadvantages of the workhorse free flaps. 3. Describe the indications and contraindications for extremity replantation. 4. Describe the techniques and ...
Henderson Susan - - 2012
The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 has helped reshape primary care by funding the development of care approaches that better integrate and coordinate services, such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Primary care practices that adopt this model offer the comprehensive, patient-centered care ...
Del Vecchio Daniel A - - 2012
A technique of implant exchange is reported using recipient-site preexpansion followed by autologous fat transplantation to the breast in 12 consecutive patients with breast implants who desired implant removal. Recipient-site preexpansion, used 2 weeks before fat grafting, may have both practical and theoretical benefits in increasing the breast subcutaneous space ...
Jolliffe Darrick - - 2012
Systematic reviews of the relationship between non-manipulated factors (e.g. low empathy) and offending are becoming more common, and it is important to consider the methodological quality of studies included in such reviews. To assess aspects of the reliability and validity of the Cambridge Quality Checklists, a set of three measures ...
Sidler Jan A - - 2012
Viral nosocomial infections (NIs) in children are common and most frequently affect the gastrointestinal or respiratory tract. Few studies are dedicated to this topic. We aimed to determine incidence and characteristics of these specific viral NIs at our hospital. This was a retrospective analysis of nosocomial gastroenteritis and respiratory tract ...
Schneider Jessica - - 2012
Wickerhamomyces ciferrii is a microorganism characterized by the production and secretion of large amounts of acetylated sphingoid bases, in particular tetraacetyl phytosphingosine. Here, we present the 15.90-Mbp draft genome sequence of W. ciferrii NRRL Y-1031 F-60-10 generated by pyrosequencing and de novo assembly. The draft genome sequence comprising 364 contigs ...
Lin Feng - - 2012
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a mild decline in single or multiple cognitive domains, while global cognition and basic activities of daily living remain intact. Nurses play an important role in early detection of MCI and providing care to maintain maximum independence for individuals with MCI. This article seeks to ...
McInnes Kerry J - - 2012
11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type I (11βHSD1) regenerates active cortisol from inert cortisone in adipose tissue. Elevated adipose tissue 11βHSD1 activity is observed in obese humans and rodents, where it is linked to obesity and its metabolic consequences. Menopause is also associated with increased abdominal fat accumulation, suggesting that estrogen is also ...
Jeong Haeyoung - - 2012
Kluyveromyces marxianus is a thermotolerant yeast that has been explored for potential use in biotechnological applications, such as production of biofuels, single-cell proteins, enzymes, and other heterologous proteins. Here, we present the high-quality draft of the 10.9-Mb genome of K. marxianus var. marxianus KCTC 17555 (= CBS 6556 = ATCC ...
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